Tuesday, 25 May 2010

TonyoTV and Depression

I'll be on BlogTV tonight (Tuesday 25th May) from 7pm GMT. It's my last camstream before the Expo, so we can have a group chat and see if we're prepared enough. I think this will be handy to remind us of forgotten things before the weekend.

7pm GMT - Tuesday 25th May 2010

NERF WAR.... It'll start at 8pm now. Doctor Who is on at 7pm this Saturday which is later than usual, so I've put the time on by half an hour. Before we start shooting, the Pocky Brigade will be back chasing Joey down, then war shall begin!

Alright, now to the depressing bit. Half an hour before doing this, I did my videos which needed filming, I was hyper, maybe a little too hyper, and then I got depressed. Reason being.. Lost finished! It's sinking in now that it's over. 6 years worth of my favourite TV show and it's all finished. Tony is very sad. I suppose I'd be alright with having Flash Forward to look forward to but that finishes this Monday and they f***ing cancelled it! Looks like I'll have to take things into my own hands then doesn't it?

Not only this, on Sunday at noon, England are playing against...... JAPAN! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, F***! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Why Expo weekend when I'm having fun and being busy, WHY? I've been wanting to see England play against Japan for years, now it happens, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! *SWEARS A LOT* I want a time machine! God damn it, I hate you FIFA!

In other news, I got my Japanese football shirt today. I'm very proud to support my country. ;)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Pre-Expo Info Blog

Alright, this is my last blog about Expo before the big event. I go down there in 4 days, stay there from Friday to Monday, and have one of the best times ever. This time, I'm probably more busy than any other Expo. I think my sleep times will range from none to completely none, and by Monday morning I'll still be hyper drinking Coke. LET'S DO THIS!

I meet Jodie, and we head off to London. We'll probably get to the Premier Travel Inn just before 2pm, so please, whoever has my number, don't text me. It's nice of you to ask where I am but I get swamped. It's a tradition I'd like to stop. Here.. if I'm not there by 2.30pm, text me then. :P
After saying hello to loads of my awesome friends, it's time to head off into London at 4pm. If you're going, meet outside the PTI at 3.45pm because if you're not out there by 4pm, you'll miss going with the group. If nobody else is going at 4pm, I'll see you all later at Namco. :P
First stop is Forbidden Planet, then off for food (I'm going to McDonalds), and then to Namco Arcade. As soon as I get in there, I'll be setting up my camera and starting the Air-Hockey Tournament. If the demand is as high as it seems, it could be a long tournament. If you're not planning on sticking around in Namco, do not enter the tournament, the last thing I'll want is someone to get into the next round and leave, or can't be found and waste people's time looking for you. That WILL annoy me. *evil Tony look* Yes, anyway, hehe. I have prizes for the final which Sheffield Space Centre complimented us with, so really epic stuff.
I have no idea when the Tournament will end but hopefully if we can keep it flowing well, it'll end before 9pm. I want to do my game of Deal Or No Deal and win this time.Anyway, make sure you have your pennies with you, it's going to be an epic night. After Namco, it's back to the PTI, and to bed as soon as I get there as well.

Up at 3am, get dressed up as Professor Oak, and get into the PTI lobby at 4am. I'll get up at 3am because other than getting ready, I'll need food. 4.05am, it's to the ExCeL where the bridge is... what bridge? Haha. Oh well, someone will know. A load of us cosplayers will then watch the sun rise, and then queue up. Sammy will be doing a Pokewalker Challenge starting at 5.30am so if you want to be a part of that, check her Facebook, she'll be tagged on this blog on that said website.
I wasn't going to get up that early but I think it'll be a lot of fun and I want my place at the front of the queue.
We queue up, which is also a big part of the Expo weekend, and then go into the event. First thing's first, I want my Masquerade ticket. Then I'm going to the Tecmo Koei stand because they have epic stuffs.I will be doing my first wander video very early in the day before the place gets crowded. I want to see the stalls properly and film the lot. I will do a second wander video later on though concentrating more on the cosplayers.
At 12pm, it's the Nintendo DS World Record attempt, which will be broken. Later on, I'll queue for Masquerade and watch a brilliant event. It's the qualifier for the Euro Cosplay Championships so one not to miss. Of course, as always, I'll be dreading my camera going pop or something. I don't think I show my worries when I'm there but I'm always scared my camera will mess up or something.
Straight after Masquerade, I'm not waiting for anything, it's a mad dash back to PTI to watch Doctor Who. At 7.30pm, it's the Nerf War, which Georgina has kindly said she'd film using my camera and following me about in the war. Last time we did this, I didn't film anything, so this time I want something for Tonyo Times' Expo Extra. That'll be fun. Oh, and the Pocky Brigade is abck as Joey does the crazy thing of sticking Pocky to himself and running. He'll have a 20 second head start this time, and only a minute to catch him. THAT WILL BE IMMENSE!
To end the night, it's time for pizza and a relaxing time in the PTI lobby and bar. I doubt it'll be an early night, but I think I'll try being earlier than usual.
Up early to queue for the relaxing day at Expo. Professor Oak will be put away until 2012 because on Sunday, I'll be the Nerf Ninja. I'll have my two guns, and Nerf combat gear on. It will be epic.
From 11am to 12.30pm, it's the Crazy Collaboration Meet just inside ExCeL west entrance (Custom House station side). If there's anyone you like on TCT, ICN or KoC, this is a good chance to meet them. Not all members will be there, but quite a few will be.In the afternoon, it's the Masquerade, so I'll be queuing again for that and hoping my cameras behave. I am planning on having a third camcorder by October. Just got to save the pennies until then.
After the Expo is over, me and a few others go to the chippy. This time, we'll be heading over to hang out with Luna and friends. I suggested a game of football to see in the World Cup and I've taken it upon myself to lead Japan to victory. I want 4 teams to play a league, about 5-7 minutes per game, and hopefully we'll get people to film it and take photos. It might get a bit dark though? I will have my official world cup Japan shirt for then, I can't wait to wear it for my country. Haha.
The last thing on Sunday will be the chat. The After-Expo Chat is the controverisal and most honest view you'll see, EVER! Me and a group of Expo friends talk about the weekend. It's the most unwatched thing on my Expo Extra videos, but it's still one of those things we need to do to complete the weekend.

I'll probably be in the lobby until late drinking a can of Pepsi, unless nobody else I know is in there. I want to do the lobby again, it was fun in October.
I get a little bit of sleep and then it's home time. Boo *cries* Then we all get home, get online, and talk about what we're doing in October.

I must stress that I have so much to do, with things I haven't included in this, that my time has to be accurate and I cannot wait around for anyone. I do apologise in advance if you're expecting anything of me, but if I have to be somewhere like I've stated here, then I will have to go. Time is a big issue this Expo, too much to film, not enough time.

Other things I will be filming will be the new Expo People, MCM Buzz Special, and I have another plan which I think I'll keep to myself because it's mine. :PAlright, let's all have some fun, and see you at Expo. YES!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

CCN Magazine

Anyone in the Crazy Collaboration Network thinking 'what the hell is with that title?' YES, I'm making us a magazine. I'm on Kingdom Of Crazyness from this Saturday taking over Corinna's role. I'm quite looking forward to making my return, and in celebration I'm going to gather the videos every week and make a magazine on Thursdays with the previous weeks 21 videos from all 3 channels. Hopefully it'll evolve over time with new sections, but it'll start with just the weeks videos.

Anyways, if you haven't already made your video for next week, you can always make a video on the non-themed week saying hello or something as they'll go in the first issue. The first one will be out on Thursday 27th May and will contain the videos from this Thursday to next Wednesday. Or in better terms.. TCT Week 73, ICN Week 48, and KoC Week 21.

Only thing I'd ask everyone to do is put a bit more in the video description as that's the info I'll likely be using to put with the video on eBooks. Okies, so let's see how thing goes. This Thursday is bit of a new start. ;) I'll tag everyone I can on Facebook so hopefully you'll all know about this. If people don't, make sure you spread the word. The CCN is about to expand a little bit.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Pokewalker and Fringe

Couple of things to talk about here before I go to bed. Fortunately, tonight is my last night at work until Thursday. I work next weekend and then I have a week off for Expo. YES! So this week I'll be sorting any media stuff I need to and save all the little bits and bobs for the week after.Pokewalker.. I made a status on my Facebook asking if anyone had a Pokewalker. I got quite a good response but now I'm going to explain why I asked and everyone will groan and leave the room. :P

If you've seen my Tonyo Times blogs where I make a newspaper cover thing, I like getting people to take photos of a certain genre and I add them to that. This time, I want people to take photos with their Pokewalkers. Add your photo to Facebook and tag me, I'll nab it and put it on a Tonyo Times. :) I know I'll get people saying they'll do it and then never do. That's the way it's always been, but as long three or four people give it a go, I'll be pleased.

I might make a special gallery on my Expo ebook (after Expo) for Pokewalker owners. I will be looking for people at Expo who have one to take photos. Let's see how many I can get.

Fringe.. If you've been keeping up to date with what's happening at Expo, you'll see a lot of talk about Fringe actors. To be perfectly honest, I hadn't got a clue what Fringe was. I thought it was a programme about a hair salon or something. It isn't though, it's J.J. Abrams latest series which has gone into two seasons and has been signed for a third. I haven't seen any of it yet but after having a read about it and with Amazon customers rating it very highly, I took the plunge and bought the first series. So you know what else I'll be doing before Expo weekend. Cheers MCM, I may have found a new series that I desperately need since Lost is finishing in a couple of weeks. *cries* Nooooooo, don't end Lost... wait, actually, please end, it's getting stupid. Haha.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Rant: Battle of the Shifts

This blog may contain bad language. Well it does, nothing too extreme though. ;)

Take note, I don't mind having a bit of banter with anyone, only a bit mind. But when someone I don't know thinks they're so ace they can talk how they like, bring it bitches! I also don't like talking about work when I'm at home but sometimes it can be fun to get certain things off your chest, and someone might read this who might have experienced the same crap?

This morning, the day shift came in. God knows what their problem is, probably the fact that we get paid more for working nights? HA! They don't think that they have less work to do during the day and they take the piss anyway, night staff work a lot harder and have a lot more to do, in the same time frame the ignorant dicks on days have.

"Ohh, looks like the night shift have been doing nothing again all night," said this absolute and utter dick I didn't know. A lot of other people might just turn away from someone they didn't even know and be offended in private. NOT ME! I started doing a fake laugh and shouted "Hey Roman, you hear this day shift numpty, he reckons we've done nothing all night." Me and my work buddy, Roman, looked at the idiot and just laughed. I can't shut up though.. "Oh well, we'll leave the little work that's left for these day shift slackers then!" After I gave a smirk to the idiot who said it and he forced a smile, we finished up and went home, laughing all the way to our lockers. There was a funny smell too as we went, so of course we started cracking day shift jokes.

Tony: Can you smell that?

Tony & Roman: Yeah, must be day shift! Haha.

Tony: They probably don't know what baths are, I know they don't do any work but it doesn't mean they shouldn't have a shower or something.

We both said a few more things that probably can't be printed here, laughed all the way outside and came home in good spirits for giving a day shift berk his own medicine. I haven't really got anything against the day shift workers, we just came up against someone we've never seen before who thought he was a smart ass... then he met me! Hahaha. This wasn't a rant really was it? I quite enjoyed typing this. :)

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Animal Crossing Pictures

Thanks to Ruth for reminding me. :) I mentioned on TonyoTV last week about Animal Crossing pictures. If you've played the game on Nintendo DS, you'll know the animals give you their photo if they consider you a really good friend. So now everyone's sparked up their cameras or artistic abilities and doing each other pictures and stuff.

If you want to swap with me, it can be at Expo if you're going or at some other point in the future, I will do you a picture. If you want to do this, please comment on this blog (Note) on my Facebook. I have so many blogging sites now the only one I can keep proper track with is my Facebook.


I will note everyone down and try and do something. If I can find some picture frames, I'll even frame them. I don't want someone to give me theirs and I have nothing to give in return so make sure you tell me here. :) I'll probably make people them anyways but I'd feel awkward if someone gave me a picture and I didn't have anything to give back.

The picture can be anything really. A photo of yourself, a picture of me, anything you like. Art is really cool too which I think most people would do. I haven't got a lot of time on my hands and my artistic talent left me when I was a kid, but might give it a shot? Otherwise I'll have photos of myself. Haha. Okies, so let's do this. GO!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Rainy Days

Firstly, go check out my friend's blog. Luna's needing cosplayers to help her blog, so check it out and give her a hand. http://lunaicosplay.blogspot.com

The weather is really fine today.. fine and sodding wet. It's bloody windy, rainy, and I got bloody wet coming home from work. Even though the roads were soaking and puddles were as far as the eye could bloody see, I still didn't let someone beat me to a challenge. Every now and then, I get someone thinking they're fitter than me and speed past me on their bikes. I have to laugh as they keep looking back to see where I am as they get more tired by each push on their peddles. Of course today I didn't even give the challenger a chance... bye bye.
There was one time when this dude challenged me twice within a week. I did the same thing to him both times as well. He flew past thinking he was epic, but as soon as the hills come, it's time to eat dust, or in todays case.. rain! No no, wait, you drink rain. Eww, wait, no, you don't, bad! Have you tasted rain lately? I got a drop in my gob the other day and it's disgusting! EWWW! Yeah anyway, don't challenge me, it makes me smile when you're tired and I fly by you at double speed.PicnicCon is today. I think? With the weather, I'm not sure it's a good idea. Even if it was a normal meet and not a picnic, I don't think I'd want to go outside anyway. I'm sat here in my shorts while my clothes dry off in front of the fire. I'd throw them in the wash but seeing as I have just one night of work left, might as well just dry them off.

I did make a Facebook status yesterday saying I wasn't going to PicnicCon today. My sleep pattern is just right for my night shift, and on a Saturday it's hard enough with Doctor Who being on. I think I'm going to do a Midlands Cosplay Meet sometime in June now, or maybe July. I have no set date for my own meet now. It's really difficult to organise my own thing when there's Shefcos and now PicnicCon going on. Two other events, nobody can afford to attend them all and the same places can get a little dull after a while. So I'll probably do Mid Cos Meet 8 at Meadowhall sometime next month, and then the 9th meet in Leeds as long as we get a guide... Tallie? ;) Would anyone be interested in Nottingham?

My plans for the day are sleep, get up for tea and Doctor Who, and then work. Once the weekend starts, I can make my final Tonyo Questioned video and then get on with the London Expo videos. I have two videos planned, possibly a third one? I also have to make my pre-Expo eBook and promote the stuff that's going on over the Expo weekend like my Air-Hockey Tournament at Namco and the Nerf War.

Air-Hockey... just to let you know if you are going to be at Namco on the Friday, it will be first come first served for entrants, I might be making it up to 24 or 32 players depending on how many are going and what the time will be, and there will be a prize for the champion. Last time, 16 players took part. Now the tournament is established, I'll be making records this time and hopefully making the videos look a bit more professional.
Nerf War... it'll be outside the Premier Travel Inn on Saturday at about 7.30pm. We'll do the Pocky Run with Joey first and then we'll battle. Anyone can take part even if you haven't got a Nerf gun, and if you have a camcorder that'd be great because we need footage of all angles. The more people who attend the Nerf War, the better.

I will be talking Expo again soon in a special blog on here, and it'll all be in my eBook as well. Oh, and on my Times News too. :) Now then, got to copy and paste this crap to about 10 blogging sites which takes longer than typing the bleedin' thing, then I'm going to catch up with the Crazy Collaboration Network. BOOSH!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Dream: Bring It Statham!

I had an epic dream today. It started off a little strange but hopefully it means I wont dream about work again. For the last couple of weeks, I've dreamt about work about 4 times. It's bad enough being there but dreaming about it too, not good. I do like blogging my dreams though as long as they're epic.

In this dream, I was leaving the bloody work place. I was riding my mountain bike up this road really casual like when one of my work colleagues zipped past me. I took him on, we raced a bit here and there, and then we went our seperate ways when we got to some traffic lights.My dream changed here. My bike vanished and a queue of people I work with were all waiting for the lights to turn green. We were all on the road stood there, no cars or bikes, that was odd. I stood next to my future brother and sister-in-law, Matthew and Maggie, and in front of them was another one of my work colleagues, who I call Smiley. In fact, I'll call her Smiley throughout this blog. We were all shocked when she was stood next to Jason Statham, cuddling and kissing him. He gave us all a look and said "What you f***ing looking at" and wanted to start on us. Everyone ran in different directions away from Statham, and someone I didn't know ran up this road and told me to go the other side so we can stop Statham and his rage.The whole setting then changed to a giant warehouse. I turned into some kind of freerunning ninja. Everywhere I jumped, higher, lower, on to some walls and barriers, I was landing them perfectly. Statham came after me and we started battling, he threw cardboard rolls at me, and I dodged them and hit them away with my own cardboard roll... you know those roll packaging you get posters in sometimes, yes those, we were actually fighting with cardboard rolls! Anyhoos, this other person I didn't know distracted him, I ran away and saw Smiley just standing there watching the battle. My view went to some sellotape, which I unwrapped and left on the floor so Statham would trip into it and get stuck. I ran down the warehouse, found some flying cars, I jumped in one and flew off. I saw Statham raging at me from the floor, I got away, he was pissed off.Why was Jason Staham so angry at my escape, well this is where the flashback bit comes in. My dream became like a movie and I couldn't have written it better. It went back to where I saw Smiley, I gagged her, tied her up, did the sellotape trap, picked her up and ran to the flying car... gone! See ya Jase.Now I don't know if I was actually saving Smiley or not, but I think she was in danger and he was going to turn into some creature and eat everyone? I don't know. But the fight scenes were epic. Jet Li, you aint got anything on my skills... in my dreams.In reality, I just miss holes over walls when I'm freerunning, and when I try and ninja a tree for the first time in about 15 years, I fall into a bush. Only in my sodding dreams innit.

In other news... I got Time Bandits, Howard The Duck, and Transformers on DVD today. Also, Naruto 47, and two new .Hack mangas. YES! Boosh! I ALSO HAS LEGO!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Tonight, from 7pm GMT, I'll be hosting a cam stream talking about a range of things. With London Expo coming soon, it'll be a good way to confirm who's going, how many people will be going to Namco on the Friday to enter my second Air-Hockey Tournament, who's interested in the Nerf War on Saturday evening outside the Premier Travel Inn, and who wants to be a part of the Sunday night Expo chat that nobody watches on YouTube. Sooooo, if you're going to Expo, make sure you come tonight and leave feedback on the ideas that are coming to Tonyo Times.


TonyoTV on BlogTV from 7pm GMT, 4th May 2010.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

New Links

May has begun, and it's probably going to be the busiest month of 2010 for me. I have so much to do, 90% of it being media and computer related. I'm going to start off May with some important links, including the new MCM site which will soon contain my blogs about Expo, so please go check that out and bung it into your favourites folder. ;)I have work this evening and then it's the weekend for me. The glory of working only three nights, and the bummer of having to work Saturdays. I think something has to change with my work at some point this year so I don't work Saturday, it stops me doing so much these days.I've got a few new blogging site links starting today, the profiles need some updating but that can wait until I start my weekend.

TonyoTV - Tuesday 4th May 2010 - From 7pm GMThttp://www.blogtv.com/people/Tonyous I'll be talking about all kinds of stuff, from the Crazy Collaboration Network to London Expo. I'll be talking about our gaming band, Neon Knights, and I'll try and get Bernard on cam again for a chat.


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