Nathan, Jon and Seamus really do have too much fun together.
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This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (http://bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
I'm an open book, so I'm pretty sure everyone who's brave or tolerant enough to follow me on Twitter knows everything there is about me. I do a LOT of Star Wars crafts -- on StarWars.com and to promote my new book The Star Wars Craft Book -- so I often post photos of my process on Twitter and take a poll of what people think. In fact, when I was making the Jabba the Hutt Body Pillow for the book I asked my followers to vote on the color green of Jabba and where I should place his eyes on the pillow. It was fun to do polls like that to get people's input!
I wrote "Girls Against Girls" because I didn't think there was really a book out there that spoke to teen girls directly without sounding condescending or out of touch. Many of the other mean girl-type advice books were actually written for parents or teachers, or were too academic. I did a lot of research for the book and interviewed strong, female role models in entertainment who could also offer some insight and advice on how to deal with mean girls and how to not become one in the process. It was a great book for me to write on a personal level because even as an adult I have to deal with mean girl behavior from my own day-to-day life events. I still fight not to act on mean girl behavior as a defense mechanism myself.
The geek community is generally very accepting since we were all considered the nerdy outcasts for so long. But I have noticed lately that many women have been putting down other women for cosplaying as characters that might have rather revealing costumes. Personally, I think all women should feel free to dress up as any character they love whether it's Slave Leia or Poison Ivy. Who cares? If it makes you feel empowered and you love the character, then go for it! The only thing that really sets back feminism is women who want to repress other women.
Bettie Page was an unusual role model for me in college. A friend once told me I looked like her and so of course I had to find out who this legendary, yet mysterious woman was. She had a tragic life and yet she didn't let it get to her. She made being sexy fun and she never cared about what was considered the norm. She was her own person and did her own thing all the way up to the end. She will always be a hero to me. I also love that she inspired a droid in Star Wars too -- BD-3000 luxury droid!
Ha! I sleep... sometimes. No, seriously I should probably sleep more. I guess that's from being a kid and always thinking the really fun stuff happens when I go to sleep and I feel like I'm missing out. I'm not a morning person, so I tend to do most of my writing in the afternoon and late at night. And I have plenty of friends who stay up late too, so we tend to connect online or via texting. I've had many a late-night bad movie text-a-thon with pals who never want to miss out on the fun too.
My dad always says we all have 24 hours... it's what you do with those hours that matters. Some people veg out in front of the TV, some people work out, some people go on dates... I stay home and write, write, write. One of these days I might get a social life. But for now, I'm happy just writing as much as I can before I run out of ideas and steam.
I don't dress up as Star Wars characters. I dressed up as Jabba the Hutt... once for fun at work. But I tend to leave the impressive cosplay up to the pros in The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion. Those folks REALLY know how to dress the part, and I am in constant awe of their costuming talents.
If I HAD to duel someone with a lightsaber I'd have to pick the worst person to do it so I can keep my limbs and stay alive. So my dueling opponent would have to be Gonk the Power Droid. He's one of my favorite droids, but as far as I know he's midichlorian-free.
"The Spanish director of 28 Days Later is said to have met with Cooper in Spain recently, where the two hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film," according to the report. "Relativity would not confirm the talks but sources say Cooper, currently in theaters in Relativity’s hit thriller Limitless, is keen to board the project."I don't care how keen he is to do the movie, he's not right for the role.