Post by ImprovedDirector on Jul 8, 2015 14:59:17 GMT
May as well:
Christian Philosophy (especially Christian Existentialism) British Steam Locomotives The British Railway Stories Doctor Who (Classic) The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings Gravity Falls The Beatles Any type of 80s music 19th - early 20th century history Alternate History
Post by Gentle Breeze on Jan 22, 2017 19:18:03 GMT
Outside of Thomas, I guess you could say I'm a bit of a geek. I like playing video games, watching anime and a few internet shows. As for which games I play - I like a bit of everything. I like a lot of Nintendo franchises like Mario, Zelda and Pokemon, though these days I'm mostly a PC Gamer. ^_^
Post by engineerrailman on Feb 11, 2017 17:00:46 GMT
My interests besides Thomas:
Women Real Trains Fresh Prince of Bel air Saved By the Bell Transformers Call of Duty Grand Theft Auto Stranger Things The Wonder Years The Walking Dead (although I started loosing interest in Season 5, and completely lost interest in Season 7) Batman
Post by Rusty Red Scrap Iron on Feb 18, 2017 19:55:52 GMT
Its been over ten years since I initially posted in this thread, of course so much has changed and happened with my interests that where do I even begin. I mean aside from Thomas, which is steadily fading away now - minus the books and the first five to seven series' of the TV adaptation.
So here we go:
Marvel's Agents of Shield (my current favourite TV Show) DC's Legends of Tomorrow Supergirl EastEnders Doctor Who Victoria
Star Wars The Marvel Cinematic Universe Pirates of the Caribbean
Girls Writing Swimming - Got back into that in 2012 on Doctor's advice following health problems (in which the initial suggestion was jogging but decided to go back to Swimming instead). Being a Supporting Artist on Film, TV, Internet and etc. (better termed as an Extra, which is very much become my Job now which I'm loving - just hate the early wake-ups). Surfing the Net Researching Astrology (more the characteristic traits of the signs than a frequent reader of the horoscope) Going to Concerts, Wrestling Shows and the Cinema Travelling
SPORT (watching wise):
Formula 1 Wrestling (mainly WWE: World Wrestling Entertainment)
MUSIC (listening wise, though I do write lyrics of my own ideas):
Heavy Metal Film and TV Soundtracks
Astrology and Astronomy Mythology (started reading Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces and definitely had some inspiration come to me for my writing) Star Wars The Sword of Truth
PS1 and PS2 (I'm not really on the band wagon with the latest games and etc., music has really taken that position for me nowadays).
I have a number of interests that I like to persue in my spare time, or what I have.
Firstly, home life in general. Having two kids keeps me busy but you get used to it in the end.
Secondly I volunteer for two preserved railways and I am a fireman at both. It is great fun and I enjoy having a good day, excellent crew and keeping the pressure gauge hovering around the red line. Had the chance to fire some interesting engines too both industrial and ex main line.
Third interest is still railway related and it is my pride and joy. I don't believe you truly own a classical vehicle and I believe the same is true for rail traction. They demand so much of your time and efforts and I am starting to realise that now. And it is great!! I own a 15 ton Andrew Barclay shunting locomotive. It is in need of some serious repair and I have started to strip it down so that I can get on with it and get it overhauled and back up running. It was one that I remembered from its days at Carnforth and it is a pleasure to "own" such a wonderful little thing. Five others survive and four are currently running but mine is the odd one out of them all.
Fourth, music. If i like it I will listen to it, no matter who the artist is. Ed Sheeran is currently up there at the moment but also enjoying Andie Case, T Swift (mostly the older stuff) and then my two favourites are Meat Loaf and Bryan Adams. I did try and convince my wife to book tickets to Clubland weekend sesh at Southport in May. Cheap as chips in my eyes and worth the £150 ticket for the variety of acts that we used to go clubbing to back in the day!! Couldn't drink anywhere near the alcohol content I was did. Probably a good thing!
TV sucks. Since moving at the end of November last year, right up until now I can honestly say that I have watched the grand total of two programs in that time. It is no joke either. TV is just shockingly bad. I am currently sitting in the living room now but most of the time i am in my workshop or my garage. I find peace and it isn't with a remote in my hand. Saying that I do enjoy boxsets. I have a number of box sets of programs that I enjoyed watching on telly years ago, Ally McBeal, Dad's Army, Allo Allo, My Family along with some American box sets that I recently got and need to start watching. They are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The 90s version) and The Real Ghostbusters. Both of these are complete boxsets and both from America. TMNT over here was called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and we only had about four seasons of it. I think there was actually 11 in USA and I have them now. That was why a lot of us were puzzled about Casey Jones character when the live action movie appeared over here. He does appear both in the graphic novels and the cartoon. Ghostbusters was another of my favourites and it is nice to have all the seasons on disc. Again, another show in which the UK didn't get all the seasons. So many of them will be great to watch having never seen them before. I also have a lot of Railway DVDs as well. Many are great, some are a bit dull so they are kept out of the way at the back of the cupboard!
Books, I do like reading, mostly railway related but also I read fiction too. Best series I have read recently is the Will Hill books called Department 19. Vampires galore and they need to be turned into TV series or five films. Such awesome writing with plenty of plot twists. Well worth a read. Don't think of Twilight and these. Twilight just doesn't compare!
I like my military history from 1914 to about 1954 but mostly centred around WWI and WWII. Aircraft being the main attraction to me and I have a few favourites when it comes to the knights of the sky, or should that be steeds?!
Post by Two Red Engines on Apr 10, 2020 12:14:13 GMT
I too have my fair share:
Careers Definitely working with children! Seriously, I’m studying Early Years Education for my Masters Degree, and, when I was an English teacher at kindergartens in China, I always left my workplace feeling I had made a very positive difference in the lives of others!
TV Shows Doctor Who - especially David Tennant, though I also really like actors like Jodie Whittaker, Matt Smith and Jon Pertwee. Thunderbirds - that show in both its original and reboot versions (no, not that 80's one, the 2015 one) are simply FAB! Star Trek. OK, bit of a Trekkie side to me, though I prefer the more episodic ones to the serialised ones. Miranda - Miranda Hart is, what-I-call, SUCH FUN! Life on Mars - Shows how versatile John Simms is as an actor. Death in Paradise - I like a good police/detective show, and anyway, who doesn't love Danny John-Joules? My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Yes, I have a Brony side to me, and I just find characters like Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie hard not to enjoy!
Films James Bond - I await the next installment with great anticipation. Zootopia - a successful return to form for Disney, through anthropomorphic animals, while conveying a timely message about accepting others. The Greatest Showman - Those songs are ridiculously catchy! The Spiderman movies - simply because Spiderman is not a millionaire with a large weapons arsenal and full body armour, or a demi-god, or a cryogenically WW2 soldier with genetic enhancements, but simply an ordinary schoolboy with ordinary problems. As well as saving the world, he has to worry about homework, holding down a job, looking after his elderly aunt and keeping up his relationship with his girlfriend! This makes him, to me, a Superhero's everyman. Mary Poppins Returns - I love the songs, and also agree that this sequel was indeed worth the 54-year wait!
Books The works of P.G. Wodehouse - always put a smile on my face. The Sherlock Holmes stories - I love how enigmatic Holmes is, and the use of Watson's role as a narrator as part of Doyle's style of writing. Roald Dahl - his children's stories are timeless classics, and his adult stories successfully show how he is more than capable of writing about far more mature topics than Marvellous Medicines and Giant Peaches! Charles Dickens - I always feel as though I have been taken back in time to the very scenes in his stories. Beatrix Potter - her stories are always relaxing and soothing during particularly distressing periods. Anything to do with Railway history!
Hobbies Steam trains - a world without steam trains is a world not worth living in, to me! Modelling - Seriously, I am now thinking of doing a BRWS-style series of my own, using my own trains! Singing - especially musical theatre. Art - handy when it goes cap-in-hand with modelling isn't it? Dancing - particularly ballet. Skiing - that feeling of the wind rushing past you is so exhilarating! Trampolining - I feel like I am defying gravity - literally!
Thomas is a given, but it can't be overstated how much I love movies. From superhero movies to movies about angry guys. Star Wars, The Dark Knight Movies, the MCU, the Lord of the Rings, and Indiana Jones are some of my favorites of the top of my head. I also love LEGOs and comic books. I guess you could say Thomas and superheros are the two things I know most about.
Besides Thomas, I'd say my other interests are video games (specifically collecting old retro games and consoles) and learning about history and video production (ranging from small skits to Youtube Poops).
Post by Indian Valley RR on Sept 20, 2020 23:35:44 GMT
It's been a very long time since I posted here. I think an update is overdue.
Some of my other interests are: Real trains Model trains (HO, OO, O and Gauge 1) Transit Urban planning Hockey (Go Leafs Go!) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Adventures of Tintin DuckTales/Uncle Scrooge (throw in Darkwing Duck and Talespin too) Ships Aircraft Monty Python Mr. Bean European cars History
MrMilkDuctor: Most of them are hit era which I don’t mind since this is the I grew up on
Sept 21, 2021 19:07:34 GMT
aspiegurl: IDK where you are but it aired first the year I was born and in reruns until '98. It's on Youtube and there's a wikia for it.
Sept 21, 2021 21:20:27 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: I was born in the 2000s so i I didn’t even watch the reruns from 1993 - 1998, as I said the only time I watch shining time STS was probably on a unknown channel but hey that’s cool to hear
Sept 21, 2021 22:02:48 GMT
dtchapman1: I suppose that is one thing we do have to consider on this forum now. We are pretty much at a point that new members are going to have grown up largely with the HiT era.
Sept 21, 2021 22:26:37 GMT
Two Red Engines: Me, I was born in '96. I didn't really see the episodes when they were first broadcast (Dad's job took us overseas), but I had several VHS tapes from S1-8 - including the AUS releases of Thomas & Gordon, Percy & Harold, Trust Thomas,...
Sept 21, 2021 23:22:57 GMT
Two Red Engines: Story & Song Collection, and Thomas & The Special Letter!
Sept 21, 2021 23:23:27 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: The hit era is actually decent compare to what we have now also the merchandise was just incredible
Sept 21, 2021 23:33:57 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Two red engines i had only Like 5 DVD’s when I was young sadly I lost 3 of them hopefully you kept all of your VHS tapes
Sept 21, 2021 23:37:21 GMT
Two Red Engines: Thanks! I think I managed to keep most of them (mainly the individual S1-4 releases, as well as my Series 5 box set), as well as two DVDs, an S1-5 compilation ('Truck Loads of Fun') and a Series 6 release, ('The Chocolate Crunch')...
Sept 21, 2021 23:41:07 GMT
Two Red Engines: ...but some were lost to time, and others (mainly the S8 releases!) were just simply given away. Still have about 5 VHS releases (6 if you count the fact that my S5 box set came with two tapes) and those two DVDs, though, so not too bad in my opinion.
Sept 21, 2021 23:42:55 GMT
Two Red Engines: Say, anyone still got copies of their Railway Series books? Me, I've still got my 1997 edition of 'The Complete Collection' (the Gawdry version!), as well as RWS volumes 31, 32 and 40 (along with some stories from RWS 28 and 30 from the TTTE Book Club).
Sept 21, 2021 23:45:44 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Solid collection right there!
Sept 22, 2021 0:05:56 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: I have the complete first series of the classic collection DVD from 2003 the one that has a menu option,I might post that later and a another one from the hit era a steam team DVD these are the only ones I still have .
Sept 22, 2021 0:06:33 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Classic Thomas is gonna come back?
Sept 22, 2021 10:15:53 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Or did I just read that in a wrong way
Sept 22, 2021 10:19:38 GMT
whosgeoffrey: I'm personally inclined to think of it as just another one of Allcroft's very heart-warming messages to the adult fanbase. If she is doing something new with Thomas, I doubt it'll be new episodes, though — maybe the biography she mentioned some time ago?
Sept 22, 2021 12:36:14 GMT
MrMilkDuctor: Yeah that could be true
Sept 22, 2021 13:17:21 GMT