Monday, September 03, 2007

El Druderino

Recently spent a couple of days running around in dank woods at Pinewood Studios pretending to be a Druid. no, I haven't joined some nutjob re-enactment society, it was for the upcoming Terry Pratchett thing on Sky, 'The Colour Of Magic'. The reason for the rather pained expression on my face is that fucking hessian was damned uncomfortable, not to mention damp and muddy.

Anyway I got to hold the lead actress' hand (leading her up to the altar to be sacrificed, in fact), and she told me I looked like Alan Rickman, which is a step up from Steven Seagal. Then I got chased around by and old guy with a sword. Getting up at 5am was the hard bit. That's when I'm usually going to sleep.

I don't have the benefit of Sky TV, and am really not into Pratchett's stuff anyway, but maybe someone can tape it for me who does. No idea when it's coming out, but they seem to be spending a bit of money on it, so I imagine they'll give it plenty of hype.

Some passing kids told my I looked like Wonder Woman. Little twats.

By the way - changing the subject - has anyone checked out the endless and totally paranoid rant someone's left as a comment on my Madame Hydra post below? It's the most bonkers thing I've read for ages, and I've only got about a fifth of the way through so far. I feel quite honoured to be chosen, really.

11 comments:

kek-w said...

That is soooo a good look.

Similar to what we're thinking of wearing in Ice Bird Spiral, but with styrofoam face-masks LOL!

"has anyone checked out the endless and totally paranoid rant someone's left as a comment " - yeah, it's spam...and has been manually added to a number of blogs that I'm linked to...bin it least ye succumb to the allures of some awful zombie network, o druidy one.

Dominic Zero said...

Don't you always dress like that?

Molly said...

As I was looking at this rather lovely picture, Steven Seagal just came on the TV! Spooky! It's almost as spooky as that photo you posted of your cats a while back.

Brilliant photo. I think you look cool. I wish I could dress up like that.

St. Anthony said...

It's like something out of The Wicker Man.

I've had a few of those weird and lengthy comments/rants. Is it just spam? What are they selling? I'd assumed it was someone once rendered unconscious by a falling copy of The Ticket That Exploded.

Dominic Zero said...

I have to say you do look like Wonder Woman...I think it's the headband.

kek-w said...

Yeah, I'm fairly sure it's spam - they've been trotting round our local group of blogs, posting it manually. I think it's just a trick to try and get you to google on one of their dodgy PC-enslaving URLs....

I think that maybe they've created this huge mental meta-cut-up to try and intrigue some of us, er, artier outsider types who might think that it's a rogue wag posting from Discharge or some surrealist/irrealist site, or someone that's into apocalypse culture....in the same way that they snag other people by spaming messages from banks, ebay or viagra warehouses LOL!

El Duderino said...

I had wrist bands as well, though you can't really see them in the photo, that made me look even more like Wonder Woman.

That rant reminds me a bit of the outpourings of Fracis E. Dec 'Frankenstein Earphone Radio', 'Computer God Parroting Puppet Gangster Slaves'. He was comletely nuts but his writing had a kind of wierd poetry to it. PTV used a tape of his stuff on one of their tracks - can't remember which one.

El Duderino said...

Just found out Francis Dec has his own fan club here:

http://www.bentoandstarchky.com/dec/intro.htm

They've got some recordings some radio guy made of his stuff. They're well worth checking out.

El Duderino said...

Hmm... that didn't paste properly. I'll try again:

http://www.bentoandstarchky.com/dec/intro.htm

El Duderino said...

Dammit - this is some conspiracy at work! Third time lucky:

http://www.bentoandstarchky.com/
dec/intro.htm

Dominic Zero said...

spamming some of us "er, artier outsider types" - no wonder they've never spammed me. Damn.