Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Big Hero 6 Movie Review, Robot Movie Trivia, the Power of Friendship, and Ninja News

Big Hero 6 Movie Review

Five geeks and one personal medical assistant robot make for an unlikely bunch of heroes.

This film is all heart. It has a very gentle spirit and solid relationships among the characters. Love your family and stick by your friends is a great message.

The animation is the best so far this year. You don’t want to miss it in 3D.

The humor is spot on. Robot Baymax steals the show, both with his actions and words. (‘We jumped out a window!’ is one of the best.) Fred the fanboy also has some great lines.

The story is fresh, fun, and original. (Except for a device that looks like the Stargate, but we can let that slide.) Set in San Fransokyo, it’s a blend of high tech, America, and the Orient, and it’s dazzling to behold.

Considering the lack of competition this year, Big Hero 6 will likely win the Oscar for best animated film. Take the family and enjoy. Highly recommended!

Ninja News

The Realms Faire continues!! My official joust was Monday, but you can visit M. Pax every single day to cheer for the Ninja Knight – Ninja Army Rocks!! Prizes daily and there is a review copy of Dragon of the Stars up for grabs.
And don’t forget you can add Dragon of the Stars on Goodreads now!

Today at the IWSG site is rhyme master and prolific author, Pat Hatt! He’s as skillful as the Ninja when it comes to juggling many obligations – read how he does it.

Thursday, at the A to Z Blog - we are officially announcing the 2015 A to Z Challenge Team!!

MJ Joachim wants your writing and author tips! Visit her site if you are interested in a guest post.

Tuesday saw the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 on DVD and Pink Floyd’s The Endless River on CD.

Out now - Captured Love by Juliana Haygert

Ted Cross’ first book was just released - sci-fi thriller, The Immortality Game.
Awesome cover, Ted!

Be sure to sign up for the Miss You Blogfest - those bloggers you miss and those you would miss the most. Coming November 24.

Movie Trivia

In honor of Big Hero 6 – robots!
Robots listed – name the films.

1 - Hector (1980)
2 - Fembots (1997)
3 - Johnny 5 (1986)
4 - Pris (1980)
5 - Dot Matrix (1987)
6 - Huey, Dewey, and Louie (1972)
7 - EVE (2008)
8 - V.I.N.C.E.N.T. (1980)

Answers on Monday!

The Power of Friends

I’m part of a special group of people, the Fellowship of the Dragon. We have a private blog where we keep one another on track with our goals and we email daily quotes of encouragement. (There is also a fair amount of good-natured bantering that goes back and forth.)

One of our members was in need recently. The rest of us conspired to help and came up with a plan. In secret (and with the help of two other bloggers) we pooled money together to help this person. It was a complete surprise and from what I understand, will cover the cost of what this person needed.

The power of friendship is amazing. I feel blessed to be a part of this group. Most of us have never met, but we pulled together to help another member and trusted one person to send the money. And we did it without question because the person in need had touched all of us and been an amazing friend.

And that’s what it takes sometimes – one person to pull together many. One friend who has everyone’s back, who stands against the enemies, who is the champion, and who goes above and beyond every time.

I’m blessed to have the Fellowship of the Dragon, along with the A to Z Co-Host Team, the IWSG Admins and members, and a great group of blogging friends. (Along with a couple great groups of friends offline.)

Do you have friends like that?

Have you seen Big Hero 6? Participating in the Realms Faire? Fan of the awesome Pat Hatt? Know any of the trivia? And do you have a group of friends that pull together for one another…?


Michelle Wallace said...

Am I first?

The Realms Faire is ROCKING! I've already won some books there. My TBR has toppled over---------
Pat is our very own Dr. Seuss!

It seems like online friendships prove to be just as powerful, if not more powerful in some cases, than real-life ones...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - yes the Realms Faire is rocking as Michelle says and I won too; I've spotted Pat and been over .. looking forward to tomorrow to see who's who in the A-Z team ...

Friends are desperately important at all times - internet friends too - as we understand a different way of life ..

Cheers Hilary

Rhonda Albom said...

I'm second :)

Aren't Huey, Dewey, and Louie ducks?

As for friends, I am in an amazing critique group, but I also have several on-line friends that are just as close. In-fact, one of the many highlights of our world travel was meeting some of my on-line friends.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

The Fellowship of the Dragon sounds like a really close group--wonderful that you all pulled together like that.

Big Hero 6 looks like one to go see!

Natalie Aguirre said...

How awesome you're part of that group. I don't have an online group like that but I do have friends I can rely on.

Annalisa Crawford said...

That sounds like a great group to be a part of. It's good that you were able to help your friend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michelle, you're first! And he is like Dr. Seuss.

Rhonda, they are ducks - and robots. And that's cool you've met so many online friends.

Ted Cross said...

Alex, thanks so much for the mention and showing my cover, which I love!

Unknown said...

I just took the kids to see Big Hero Six at the Drive-in the other night--we all loved it.

Jo said...

I think Eve was in Wall.E.

I won lots of books at Realms Faire.

I too am a membership of the Fellowship of the Dragon and also think our friendships there are wonderful. I was also a member of a cooking group for years and we are still all very close friends, some of whom I have met face to face. Internet friendships are as close as any made away from the cyber world and I love being part of such groups of wonderful people

Christine Rains said...

I can't wait to see Big Hero 6. My little guy wants to see it, so we'll go to the theatre one cold November afternoon and enjoy it. Thanks for the review! Realms Faire has been awesome so far. The online community is fantastic. And my close group of friends, I wouldn't be able to get by without them. :)

Truedessa said...

The power of friendship is a great gift and there are those that work silently in the backdrop. Weaving dreams for others one thread at a time as we are all connective in the universe. The stronger the thread the stronger the web..jmo..

Once upon a time in a land far away a lady with hair as black as the night roamed the forest of dreams searching for the troubadour of song. Keeping with the knights theme..

Wishing you a great day..

Luanne G. Smith said...

What a cool thing you were able to do for a friend. Definitely a powerful force at work whenever friends come together for a good cause. :)

Arlee Bird said...

My old friends are far away and I've lost touch with many of them other than occasional Facebook glimpses. Don't really hang out with people from church, but I guess they'd be around in times of need.

These days most of my contacts are online.

Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ted, you're welcome!

Jo, correct, and we have a special group. said...

Thanks for the review of Big Hero 6. I'll plan to see it with my nephew. It looks great.

A fan of Pat Hatt? I am at that.

My most reliable group of friends are here in blogland, including you, of course. I'm ever-grateful. xo

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I didn't know Big Hero 6 was in 3D. Goes to show how much I pay attention. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about it. I totally want to see this with my youngest.

I'll have to go check out Pat's post. He always make me think ... and usually chuckle, too.

Carrie-Anne said...

The Fellowship of the Dragon sounds really groovy. It's nice to have a supportive group like that.

Bob/Sally said...

My oldest son caught Big Hero 6 last night with his girlfriend and couldn't stop raving. He said there were scenes where he was crying from laughing so hard. :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Big Hero 6 sounds great. I need to check out the Realms Faire. Pat's posts are so much fun.

Best of luck to all the new books.

Anonymous said...

The power of friends is such an inspiring part of your post this morning, Alex. It gives me pause and makes me reflect on how blessed I truly am. Thank you!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

The Fellowship of the Dragon sounds like a place some people who need it, sounds awesome... Sometimes a nice word helps change the direction one might heading back on track. Keep Strong...

We seek happiness, sometimes we find it...


T. Powell Coltrin said...

Dragons are GREAT friends. I live in a small community and yes, I have that many friends that would step up to help with anything.

I've found that the blogging world (at least mine) are good people.

Charles Gramlich said...

I thought Big hero looked pretty good. I'll definitely have to see it.

Charles Gramlich said...

I thought Big hero looked pretty good. I'll definitely have to see it.

L.G. Keltner said...

Time sure flies! Is it weird that I already picked my A-Z Challenge theme?

As for the trivia, these are the ones I remembered off the top of my head.

#1 Saturn 3
#3 Short Circuit
#6 Silent Running

Silent Running is a nostalgic movie for me. I remember staying up late when I was little and watching it with my dad. I love a good robot movie!

Dean K Miller said...

The power of love and friendship keeps the world alive. So awesome you could partner up and help. We need more of this in our world.

Glad to hear you didn't fall the horse on your joust on Monday!

Donating prizes for Realms Faire but not a participant.

mail4rosey said...

Yep, we're Pat Hatt fans here (my son loves his cats).

Diggin' all the great reviews on Big Hero 6. We def. want to go see it.

Laura Clipson said...

That sounds like a great group of friends you've got, I love hearing about situations like that :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's great that you guys support each other in that group and "Big Hero 6" will rock the box office this year.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Hewey, Dewey and Louie...
'Silent Running'! Saw it Christmas Day 1972! My all time favorite, well next to 'Tron 1', but no robots!

I love blogging. I lurve bloggers!

Leovi said...

Big Hero 6 fun! I will see my son!

jaybird said...

I love my church family so much because whenever another member is in need, we shoot out an e-mail and we can usually get the need met immediately. Everyone is willing to help. Whether it's someone who needs a babysitter or a ride to the doctor, or something more immediate or monetary. It's amazing what a supportive group of people, full of love for one another, can accomplish!!!

Truedessa said...

PS - I am a big fan of Pat Hatt no doubt about that ;)

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Thanks for the review of Big Hero 6. We tried to see it yesterday, along with everyone else in town. :( There's always next week.

Stephen Tremp said...

We'll be seeing Big Hero 6 in 3D this weekend. Glad I never grew up as I still love pretty much all animated movies. Cars II was a real stinker though. Still haven't been able to watch more than ten minutes of it.

I have Ted's book and am about 40 pages into it. I like its only about 150-160 pages.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I think that's amazing Alex. I have friends that would do something like that, and it means more than anything in the world to have people like that. I'm so glad they have friends like that too.

I loved Big Hero 6! It was excellent.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I am a fan of Pat and I can't tell you how many times my sons watched Johnny 5 on video.
I feel very fortunate in my friends online. Some days I'm just humbled by the kindness and giving spirit I find here.

Cherie Reich said...

Big Hero 6 looks like such a cute movie! And I still need to see How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Heather M. Gardner said...

That's so sweet, Alex! I love the way you were all able to help your friend! I do love a happy ending.

I don't know what I would do without this community. Especially the NINJA!

I'm still voting for you at the other site, but don't put me in for the prizes. You know I own all your stuff! :)

1 - Hector (1980)
2 - Fembots (1997) - Austin Powers
3 - Johnny 5 (1986) - Short Circuit
4 - Pris (1980)
5 - Dot Matrix (1987) - Space Balls
6 - Huey, Dewey, and Louie (1972)
7 - EVE (2008) - Wall-E
8 - V.I.N.C.E.N.T. (1980)

Hmmm. Not as good at this one. But, 1980 was a popular robot year. :)

Juliana Haygert said...

Thank you for the shout out! :)

Crystal Collier said...

I love it when friends come together to help one another. I've been blessed to associate with several groups like that. So awesome.

Huge congrats to Juliana and Ted!

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Loni Townsend said...

Big Hero 6 sounds and looks like a great movie.

I really enjoyed reading about your Fellowship of the Dragon. It sounds like a great group, one full of support and encouragement. The world needs more groups like yours.

I do have friends like that, most of whom are in my critique group. I'm very thankful for them. They are a rare and treasured find.

kaykuala said...

Big Hero 6 comes highly recommended. That's wonderful. Hope not to miss it!
Pat Hatt the great rhyming guy reveals all.Thanks for sharing Alex!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see Big Hero 6. It looks so good.

That's awesome you all planned to help your friend. I always enjoy helping people.It's been the cause for a lot of kickstarter donations (sometimes to people I don't even know.)

Al Penwasser said...

Pat's the coolest!
Pat's the best!
He digs cross-dressing!
But...I jest.

Sarah Ahiers said...

LOVED Big Hero 6.
It was a little predictable (it hit all the beats you'd expect it to) and we also were like "that's a stargate" but even with those complaints it was fantastic and i cried a lot

David P. King said...

Big Hero was great. Between that and The Lego Movie, it'll be a tough Oscar race (meaning I'm good if either of them win it).

While alive, brother. While alive. :)

Andrew Leon said...

I really liked Big Hero 6, but I also thought it was missing something. I don't know what. Maybe it was just too predictable for me, which killed any anticipation. However, I did watch my kids make all the correct wrong turns while watching it, so that was kind of cool.

What are these friends things you speak of?

Pat Hatt said...

Austin Powers
Short Circuit, love that one.
Blade Runner
Space balls
Ummm Gizmo Duck, no I know lol

No love for Deputy Andy?

Glad Big Hero 6 is good, one I surely will see. Sounds like an awesome group indeed. Make lots of friends one never meets. Blog buddies is most of mine, then just me and the cats haha The a to z was done two weeks ago for me haha got May half through now.

Al is great
Al is grand
He's stuck on the crapper
So don't ask him to stand

Unknown said...

The Fellowship of the Dragon hit me right in the Feels. Nothing like the support and motivation of good friends.
Matt @ JC's Book Haven.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Robyn!

Bob, there are many laugh out loud scenes.

Teresa, they are good people.

LG, you got four!

Dean, I did pretty good in my joust.

Dixie, very good!

Jaybird, my church is like that.

Stephen, still haven't seen that one.

Thanks, Heather! And you got four right.

Juliana, you're welcome.

Loni, they are a good bunch of peeps.

Al, maybe you don't jest...?

Sarah, the second it appeared, my wife said the same thing - it's the Stargate.

Andrew, a day later, and I'm already forgetting the movie. But it was fun.

Pat, got five! And if I was doing television shows, Andy would be there.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm so glad I came here for the warm fuzzy feel of friendship. I just visited Stephanie Faris and found out Cosby was a rapist- though I am tending to think someone is lying. I mean Bill Cosby is awesome, he can't be a bad guy.

Anyhow, good to know there are some heroes who will never let you down!

Anonymous said...

The Power of Friends is of course essential in life, I have made some very special friends through Blogging, yourself included.

Still at a stand still with the trivial. One day I will get one right.


Susan Kane said...

We are looking forward to Hero 6. Its humor draws us in.

Knew none of the trivia this time. There were mostly set in the 1980s, when I had young kids and little time.

Sherry Ellis said...

Pat Hatt is awesome. Some good advice over at his post! That's so awesome about the Fellowship of the Dragon. It's important to have supportive friends.

Elephant's Child said...

You have good friends because you ARE a good friend. A very, very good friend.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sounds like a cute movie.

Pris was from Blade Runner.

dolorah said...

It is awesome to have such a friendship.

I need to pick up Immortals. I remember some of Ted's excerpts and I enjoyed his writing.

Fundy Blue said...

I loved what you wrote about the power of friendship, Alex. My best friend is my husband who has stood by me through thick and thin. Have a good one!

Unknown said...

Three Cheers for the power of Friendship! It warms my heart to see our online community pull together to help those who need it most:) Speaking of which, help yourself to Cody's interstellar open bar, where wagers are taken and music awarded! Thy Ninja Knight and his rock'n army are always welcome:)

Realms Faire_Cody Still: Into Oblivion

ilima said...

I've heard nothing but good things about Big Hero 6. I'm excited to see it. And I'm glad you have a great group of friends. I have one too, and I feel so blessed we can turn to each other for anything!

Dani said...

We are going to take the kids to go see BH6!! Ohhh! I've gotta get Train...Dragon 2! Thanks for the reminder!

Suzanne Furness said...

Friendship in it's many forms is a wonderful thing.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Never get tired of seeing new covers.

Birgit said...

This is the 2nd review that is very positive! friendship is always needed especially that we choose our friends. It is so wonderful to hear how you all came together for your friend and I am certain that friend was speechless and so very grateful. I can only hope that my friends will be there. i can not speak for them only me and I am always there when needed. Pat is very funny and I know Austin powers for the fembots and Vincent sounds so familiar but can't place it. No Robbie the Robot??:)

M Pax said...

Big Hero sounds like a good watch.

The lances are sharp today and the grog flowing... :)

J E Oneil said...

Well, I got two of the trivia (the most recent ones, of course).

Ray Rousell said...

Not heard of Big 6, sounds good though??

Mason Canyon said...

Big Hero 6 sounds like an amazing movie for the entire family. I've enjoyed the commercials I've seen for it. Blogging friends are awesome and beyond words. I'm so thankful to have meet so many wonderful people like you Alex through blogging. Sounds like the Fellowship of the Dragon did a very good thing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elizabeth, I find that hard to believe as well.

Thanks, Yvonne!

Elephant, thank you!

Diane, correct.

Birgit, correct, and thought Robbie would be too easy.

Ray, it is!

Patsy said...

I belong to a tiny yet brilliant critiquing group. We met online through our writing but have since become real friends. I only hope I'm as much use and support to them as they are to me.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Big Hero 6 was sure a fun film

DMS said...

It sounds like The Fellowship of the Dragon is an amazing group of people! It is so important for us to help out our friends when they need us. I am so glad you were all able to help out your friend who needed it.

Big Hero 6 sounds like a win on all levels. :)

Mason T. Matchak said...

Good to know that "Big Hero 6" was good - it looks like fun, but something about it just doesn't draw me in. I'm sure I'll see it eventually.

And that's well and truly awesome that y'all pulled together to help your friend and fellow Dragon. ^_^ For all the crap and hate that's out there online, the internet has also enabled people who would never meet IRL to find each other, come together, and do amazing things or just be the greatest friends. It's incredible what happens here sometimes.

Trivia!: Fembots are from "Austin Powers", Johnny 5 is from "Short Circuit", Dot Matrix is from "Spaceballs", and V.I.N.C.E.N.T. is from "The Black Hole". That's all I know.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Friendship is truly powerful! I don't have an online association like that (or at least not a super tight knit one like that), but I do have some good off-line friendships, my family is awesome, and my church cell group rocks.
I'm glad you have the Dragon group, and all those others. :)

I would love to see Big Hero . . . but we'll see how it all works out this month.

John Wiswell said...

Why do I feel like Big Hero 6 is going to wind up winning the Oscar over The Wind Rises purely for being the animated movie the judges decided to watch?

Liz Blocker said...

Friends are life's blood, I think: we need them like we need air. I love that story. I'm so glad you have such an incredible group - it's a testament to you!!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I'm a fan of movies made from comic super heroes. I'm sure I'll see this one. Very nice story about your blogging group. I really appreciate all of my blogging friends as well.

Helena said...

Thanks to you, Alex, I now want to see Big Hero 6. I'm impressed with how the best animated films appeal to adults too.

The Fellowship of the Dragon sounds awesome. If it weren't for my friends, I really don't think I'd be around or alive or anything, and I am always moved by how many kind and supportive strangers I've met online. A few have become cyber friends, and I really do trust them.

T.F. Walsh said...

Haven't even heard of Big Hero 6... until now. Sounds great.

Shell Flower said...

Friends are crucial. I am lucky to have great local friends in real life, as well as several awesome online friends that I trust though we've never met. Awesome to help someone in need, too.

Big Hero 6 sounds awesome. I'll have to check it out with my son. Juliana Haygert's book sounds like my kind of book. And, yeah, Pat Hatt is where it's at!

LD Masterson said...

I'm lucky enough to have friends who have my back and trust me to have theirs. It's a great gift.

And I know exactly one of the trivia questions. Johnny 5 (who starts the flim as "Number 5") is from Short Circuit. I love that movie.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Oh no, I'm late to the Faire! I have a lot of catching up to do. I'll also have to see what Pat's cooked up. It's wonderful what your private blog group has done! I've also made some close connections through blogging, and I'm very glad to have met you, Alex.


Unknown said...

I love the sound of the Fellowship of the Dragon. Seems like a tight group and the concept is awesome.

I think the Ninja Knight will be the winner of the Joust, but I best not concede just yet. Sir Mist will battle on till the end.

Melissa said...

It's an awesome group. I'm so glad to be a part of it.

Matthew MacNish said...

Between Nightcrawler, Interstellar, and Big Hero 6, there are so many movies I need to see!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jess, so was I.

Mason, there are indeed good people online. And you got four!

John, I haven't seen that one yet.

Liz, thank you!

LD, you are correct!

Julie, glad I met you.

Carolyn, it's all for fun anyway.

Stephanie Faris said...

I can't believe it's almost A to Z time again! I met so many great friends last year, can't wait.

Leovi said...

EVE appeared in WALL • E

Jackie said...

The Fellowship of the Dragon sounds like a wonderful group, and an amazing way to celebrate friendship!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Big Hero 6 is a must see in my book. I think this movie will have good competition from How to train your dragon come Academy Award Season. Friendships are powerful and I'mso glad your friend got the help he needed. Oh and guess what? I got my tablet on Tuesday. It's an Android so I'm still learning stuff but it types and streams movies likes dream. Plus I figured out this morning g how to get to my blog list while on this thing so expect loads more commenting from yours truly. I'm so excited!

Unknown said...

unfortunately I don't have a ton of luck, friend-wise! I've done the large groups of friends but silly drama has always gotten in the way. I have a couple of good friends that are like family and I'm very happy to have them in my life!

Jeff Chapman said...

Wonderful and uplifting story about friendship. Thanks for sharing.

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,

My momentum is returning on a nice, steady basis.

Which means, your wait for another one of my highly sought after comments is over.

I have been observing Realms Faire, it's Faire to say. Pat in the Hatt and his crazy cats.

How about an "Oh please never blog again" blog hop. Ah my snarkiness is returning.

My group of friends that pull together for each other lie beyond my computer screen.

Cheers, dude.

Gary said...

I've met a number of online friends, specifically my critique group and IWSG bloggers. There are a number of great people out there in the virtual world.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Alex,

Congrats on the new cover! Very Cool!

SO great of you guys to help a fellow member. Yes, I've had friends like that and as you know I am a trusted friend and try to help everyone I can. There's something about our wonderful community and attracts people who are selfless and are willing to help a blogger/friend in need.

I am thankful every day for the people I have met through the blogosphere. I have many several of them and they are all treasured friends.

This summer I was fortunate to meet Julie Pick and see Nicki Elson again. One thing I will miss when I move back to NY next year. But then I will be able to meet wonderful blogger who live in the NE.

So great to be visiting. I have so little time these days and the next week will be beyond insane for me. So I really need these little escapes back to sanity.

Unknown said...

Hearing a lot of good things about Big Hero 6, may have to check it out. Johnny 5 may have been Short Circuit and EVE Walle I think.

Tammy Theriault said...

so amazing the power of friends! and I am going to see the movie this weekend for my daughter's bday!!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I never heard of Big Hero 6 until 2 days ago when a friends told me it was fantastic. The Power Of Friends sounds like an amazing group of people!!!

Chrys Fey said...

That's awesome! The Fellowship of the Dragon sounds like a great group. When I was going through a tough time in April/May I did have a blogger offer to help, but I graciously declined. It was a wonderful gesture or friendship though.

Of course I'm a fan of Pat Hatt!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leovi, correct!

Sheena-kay, glad you got your tablet!!

Gary, we have missed your snarkiness.

Thanks, Michael! And you'll have opportunities to meet so many more bloggers now.

Emilyann, correct!

Unknown said...

I got to watch Big Hero 6 the other day and haven't stopped raving about it. It really should win some awards.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I saw the trailer of Big Hero 6. Definitely want to see the movie this week. I did not expect you to be an animation movie fan :)

Catherine Stine said...

Impressive book cover, Ted Cross!
And yes, I'm in Untethered Realms, which has been so good in multiple ways. We discuss thorny publishing issues, run our first draft blurbs by each other and much more.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Of course I'm a fan of the awesome Pat Hatt!! One of my best blogging buddies.

Alex, I saw Interstellar last Saturday and was blown away!!

I wish you a wonderful weekend sir.

Huntress said...

Whoa! Ted's book looks fantastic. Looking for some reading this weekend and his fits the bill.

Sidebar: Typing with Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease just does not work. Painful fingertips, like so sensitive turning a page in a magazine was cringe-worthy, kept me from the computer and writing. My advice for every author, KEEP THOSE YOUNG'UNS WHO MIGHT HARBOR THE AILMENT AWAY.

Okay. Done ranting against my innocent little grandson. :D

Patricia Stoltey said...

Oh my gosh, is it time to start thinking about the A to Z already? Seems like we just did that!

Unknown said...

Now I'm so excited to see "Big Hero 6"! I love kids' animation like Ice Age and Wall-E. So adorable!

Congrats to Juliana and Ted on their new releases - both covers are excellent!

1. War Games
2. Austin Powers
3. Dang it - Elizabeth Shue was in it and it had a silly two-word name. OH! Short Circuit!!
4. Demon Seed (weird movie where woman gets impregnated by a house/robot...)
5. Tron
7. Eve of Destruction
8. War Games
(Yes I know I answered 1 & 8 the same. Haha!)

We love you, too, Alex! Have a great weekend! :)

Cindy said...

I have a group that helps each other writing wise. Your group sounds awesome.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amanda, I'm sure it will!

Rachna, I like computer graphics and go see most of the films.

Catherine, that's an awesome group.

Keith, it was rather amazing, wasn't it?

Huntress, that's why I don't have kids...

Lexa, you got two right...

Sher A. Hart said...

Unselfish friends make awesome friendships. My best friends are all family or writers I met online, but maybe now that we're going to stay in one place, that will change.

Oh, my, I haven't watched enough movies to know the Robots. Can't be 2001 --that was Hal. But who was the killer bot in a movie with Farah Fawcett?

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Ooops. I haven't been to Mary's Realm Faire yet, darn it. (I'm not nearly as good at juggling a bazillion things at once as the Ninja Captain and Pat.)

That movie sounds good. It's gotten so my hubby and I are bigger fans of some of the animated flicks than our grandkids are.

Yes, I have some friends like that, too. Thank goodness.They make life a little bit sweeter.


Cynthia said...

That's wonderful that your group was able to pull together to help out the person who needed assistance.

Pat's a very active blogger and I am happy to see him featured.

I haven't seen Big Hero 6, but I've heard of it. What did you think of the movie's soundtrack/score?

Leovi said...

Congratulations for this great group, The Power of Friends is a great gift!

Anonymous said...

A great movie and some books for me to check out. :)

I love it when people stand by my side. Friends and a strong support group mean so much.

Unknown said...

my kids loved the movie! it was fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sher, you know the answer without knowing the answer...

Susan, nothing wrong with being an anime fan.

kjmckendry said...

Big Hero sounds fun.

It is great to have friends like that! I feel blessed to be a part of the Ninja Army. I've "met" so many wonderful people.

Anonymous said...

I was back and forth at the Realms Faire last week. Haven't checked my email lately, so I don't know if I won anything yet. I should probably do that. LOL.

I do have a very, very special little group of online friends that are near and dear to my heart. I would do anything I could for them and I think they would for me too. {{{{FOTD}}}}

Aside from my daughter, a little family and one or two close friends, I don't have anyone that I trust that much. It's a shame, really.

Anonymous said...

The Big Hero preview looked heartwarming, but I was more in the mood for brutal and disenchanted. So I streamed Snowpiercer.

mooderino said...

Wasn't Train Your dragon 2 out this year? That might give BH6 some competition. Or maybe not, haven't seen either yet. BH6 looks pretty cool from trailers, though.


farawayeyes said...

I'm gonna take your word for it on 'Big Hero' cause I'm pretty sure I'll be drug to see it over the Holidays.

I was encouraged to go and see 'Interstellar' and was highly disappointed. Man it was loaded with plot holes, really big ones. It seemed to me that they figured all the special effects would make up for a story that just never came together, at least for me.

Robot Trivia - no way Jose!

Cherie Colyer said...

I want to see Big Hero 6. It looks like a great movie. I've read several of the Realms Faire posts on Nicki Elson's page. They're a lot of fun. =)

Very cool what you and the Fellowship of the Dragons did. Friends are a blessing and I'm sure the person appreciated it.

Trisha said...

Yep, I am also blessed with many wonderful groups of friends. The one I am most heavily involved with right now who show me how giving they are on a daily and weekly basis is the animal rescue community, all working together to save animals in need, often times animals nobody else would give a second look to as they belong in the "too hard basket".

But in general, I work with very lovely people, and I have lovely people as friends away from work, AND I have many awesome groups of friends online as well. I am so blessed!

The Armchair Squid said...

I just posted a review for Big Hero 6. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I love Big Hero 6! A few parts made my 7 year old daughter so sad, though. Still, she loved it, too.

I have a few great groups of friends. I've been quite grateful for them lately. Glad you have such a wonderful support foundation!

Blue Grumpster said...

Jack the Ripper: Newly Discovered Tales of Sherlock Holmes... Sounds interesting. Did you say Fellowship of the Dragon? I'm impressed. I myself am a member of the Fellowship of the Slaves, being snowed under and all. (No, not snowed in... yet.)

Have a great weekend.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, now that is a lot of comments!

Toi Thomas said...

Can't imagine having friends like that online or in person. You are truly blessed.