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Farewell Good Sir

March 13, 2015

Since yesterday evening my eyes have been filling up with tears on a regular basis. The world lost one of it’s greatest writers, and my favourite, Sir Terry Pratchett. He filled the heads of his readers with magical worlds and unforgettable characters. His books were filled with so much heart and soul, and despite being fantasy, truth.

This morning on the bus to work I finished reading his and Stephen Baxter’s novel The Long War, and without being too spoilery I will say that it was a sad ending, magnified by Sir Terry’s passing. It was perhaps not the best idea to read it just before work, I just couldn’t stop the tears.

Just recently I was informed of some tributes on DeviantArt and had a look when I finally was alone in the office (just in case…). Good thing that I waited because this image by Sandara hit me hard:


A truly beautiful tribute, but so so sad.

RIP Sir Terry, you will be immensely missed.


Update on Embla’s first show

February 17, 2015

Now with video!

Hanging out with the stars

February 7, 2015

So last night was the night of the big show. Our friend Matt had been working hard to put it together, with the help of a whole bunch of his friends, me included, and amazingly it all came together perfectly in the end. The evening wasn’t sold out but managed to bring in enough people to make a profit. Next time he’ll even have some money to advertise!

The best part of it all was that I got to hang out with PC Andy from Torchwood, Tom Price. My bf threw me to the wolves though by going on about how big of a fan I was and that I wanted a pic. Tom was super cool though so it all went well in the end. Even managed to get my first series boxed set of Torchwood signed. But this is of course the best memento:


It was such a good night, and only the beginning to Embla. The best is yet to come.

Think Helsinki, Think!

January 30, 2015

Best news of the month: Alan Davies is coming to Finland! Even as I wrote that the grin on my face became so big I was afraid it’d split my scull in two. Can you believe it?? Alan Davis is coming here! Woohoo! The tickets go on sale next week so I will be glued to the computer with my bank codes in hand, or my Visa, depending on the shop.

What’s even better is that his performance is part of a bigger event for critical thinking and science. Basically it’s the opposite of a revival meeting. That’s my kind of crowd! It’ll be like a big episode of QI!

Want to find out more? Here’s the link.

Hello 2015

January 9, 2015

I know I’ve been a very lazy blogger lately and I do apologize. To make up for it I’ll just leave this here… Enjoy!

The Circus is Coming to Town

November 8, 2014

A friend of mine is putting on an amazing standup show next February in Helsinki. He’s got Doc Brown, Tom Price (from Torchwood!!!) and Sean McLoughlin coming over from the UK and the Savoy theatre is booked. Right now it looks like I’ll be doing the sound (yes, I’ve studied sound engineering so of course I was asked to help) so I’ll definitely be there.

If you want a good time in the company of a few very funny comedians then surf on over to Lippupalvelu and get yourself a ticket! It’ll be a night to remember!

(ps the booking fee is missing from the poster)

Number 12

September 4, 2014

To celebrate the new series of Doctor Who I decided to treat myself to this gourgeous handmade Tardis necklace by Finnish artesan SirRoi! I already had one Tardis necklace but it’s just one of those things you cannot have too many of.


So, we are on to Doctor number twelve now. What do you think of him so far? I have to say that I’m impressed. I think he will do a great job and give new dimension to the character. The writing has also been rather spiffy in tha first two episodes. The dialogue and references to so many things have had me rolling. I especially liked how in the first episode Clara represented the part of the fanbase who were horrified of the Doctor being played by an older man. That bit sort of took the fandom into it’s hands and shook it about a bit to make it see sense.

Also the references to his face being familiar were also rather funny, as there had been a lot of talk about Capaldi being on the show before. Oh and Into the Dalek was such a homage to so many things from Jules Verne to Star Trek, and I bloody loved it! “Resistance is futile!” is the perfect line for the Daleks!

I’m very much looking forward to the Twelfth’s adventures, I’m sure Moffat has some good stuff up his sleeve.