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About me

Born in Essex (UK), grew-up and educated in Ireland (Cork & Wexford mostly) before returning to England again. Lived in Essex for 21 years, before moving south of the Thames to Kent. Still have a fondness for Irish culture and food. I love to learn and I tend to read a lot of magazines, when I'm not trawling the net. I am not the traditional 'Essex Man', although I do say 'cheers' instead of 'thank you' and everyone is a 'mate'. I'm trying to change, as it would just not be the Kent thing to do!

My early career was spent helping my folks and working as an editorial cartoonist, I later became a Trainee, then qualified, Graphic Designer for an advertising agency, but only found my true calling when I started working for a local charity. I have worked in the Non-Profit sector for over eighteen years. I then joined a recycling company, which helps NGOs reduce their carbon footprint and raises funds through recycling. I am currently self-employed.

What am I like as a person? Best ask my wife, friends and family, all I can tell you is that I love art, but only for pleasure. I've run a marathon, but I'm not sporty. I've trekked, but I'm not the outdoors type. I like to learn new skills and keep my mind active. I am a dog person, but I attract all the local cats. I'll try anything once, apart from drugs, and I love food. I've learnt a little T'ai Chi and have mastered the art of baking white chocolate and banana muffins to perfection. Of late I've also gotten into geocaching. I want to make the most of every day and be as productive as possible.

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How do I rate items?
★★★★★(9-10) - amazing!
★★★★☆(8-9) - great!
★★★★(7-8) - very good
★★★☆(6-7) - good
★★★(5-6) - not bad
★★☆(4-5) - average
★★(3-4) - mediocre
★☆(2-3) - poor
★(1-2) - very poor!
☆(0-1) - Dire!

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About my collections

I cannot stand movies that are made to formula, are created to appeal to the dumbest in the audience, any movie you have to leave your brain at the door to appreciate, and I especially hate racist American movies (all black with token white or all white with token black).

I love to read nonfiction, anything with 'How to' in the title. I don't often enjoy fiction, but do have a couple of books somewhere.

With regards music, there are too many artists to mention, I enjoy all forms of music. Best guide is my car stereo which had Radio 1 (pop), Kiss FM (Dance), XFM (Rock), VIBE FM (Dance), BBC 4 (News/Comedy), Essex FM (Local Radio) all set up, but now I've gone to DAB, there are far too many stations to choose from. I now channel-hop between them all to avoid the waffle, pop tunes aimed at the under 5's and adverts. I do like dance music and rock the most. I liked Muse since the start and I'll even publicly admit to liking Men at Work - their 'Overkill' album being a classic. I've been to a few music events including Creamfields and V Festivals, but haven't done Glasto, yet. The morning drive to work is often spent listening to the Comedy hour on BBC Radio 7. I like movies that surprise me, make me laugh or move me emotionally.

I've played Console/Computer Games since they were first invented, starting off with the original Pong, then moving onto Atari consoles, when they first came out. I spent the channel crossing on the ferry to and from Ireland playing 'Battlefront' (the original, arcade machine). Now I have to visit Southend-on-Sea in Essex to keep up with the latest arcade machines and games. I still have a PS2 console gathering dust and haven't made the jump to a Wii/PS3/XBOX360 as my two sons get all my free-time/energy.

Lists

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Import Export (20 items)
Tv list by Nonfictionguy
Published 3 years, 4 months ago 4 comments
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Space Race (9 items)
Movie list by Nonfictionguy
Published 3 years, 10 months ago 2 comments
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Surprising Killers (15 items)
Movie list by Nonfictionguy
Published 5 years, 8 months ago 13 comments
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Dr Who Companions (36 items)
Person list by Nonfictionguy
Published 5 years, 6 months ago 7 comments
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Movies adapted from TV Series (30 items)
Movie list by Nonfictionguy
Published 5 years, 9 months ago 8 comments



Recent reviews

All reviews - Movies (28) - TV Shows (1) - Books (17) - Games (6)

BioLite CampStove review

Posted : 1 year ago on 13 November 2013 11:11 (A review of BioLite CampStove)

Compact stove, with its own power station, this brings wood burning into the modern age. Fitted with a USB port, you can charge your device whilst your dinner cooks. Dishwasher safe and easy to maintain.

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Cassette Tape review

Posted : 1 year ago on 13 November 2013 10:54 (A review of Cassette Tape)

Low quality, easy to destroy, but this was Spotify before sharing music online was possible. Make a mixtape for someone was not easy and very time consuming - showed you loved them. Ah memories. Now where did I put that pencil, I need to rewind.

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Repo Men review

Posted : 2 years, 5 months ago on 17 June 2012 09:21 (A review of Repo Men)

The idea that you are your job and changing your job changes you is interesting and this was a clever film, but if you've ever seen Brazil, then you'll spot that the storyline was a straight ripoff. Which for me let the whole movie and its ending down greatly. If you haven't seen Brazil then you'll hopefully enjoy this movie even more.

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Going nowhere

Posted : 3 years, 10 months ago on 17 January 2011 07:36 (A review of Come Fly with Me)

I loved Little Britain and highly rate both David & Matt, but I really don't like this show. For anyone who has watched Airport, Airline or any of the host of fly-on-the-wall reality shows about life in an airport, the characters are nothing new, just caricatures of already outlandish/odd people. The only reason to watch it at all is Omar Baba, who's attempts to squeese every last penny out of travelers pockets, yet be seen to offer cheap travel, is both funny and true. Sadly the rest of the show could have been created in the seventies for its lack of inteligent humour and wit.

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The Holy Bible: King James Version review

Posted : 4 years ago on 3 November 2010 07:18 (A review of The Holy Bible: King James Version)

If counted as a single book, the Bible is one of the best-selling publications in history. But the fact that there are so many versions reduces its impact and makes for a lot of arguments between fans. If you thought the Kirk vs Picard debate was bad, try religion. Christian Bibles alone range from the 66 books of the Protestant canon to the 81 books in the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible. However this version is one of the best and most widely accepted, so if you are going to dip your toe in, to see what the fuss is about, this is perhaps the best one to start with.

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Labyrinth review

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 3 October 2010 09:24 (A review of Labyrinth)

Labyrinth is a computer sim version of the classic wooden puzzle game that you may have played as a child.

The game is very simple, you have to guide a metal ball through a maze with plenty of holes dotted around for you to carefully avoid. This electronic version times you, so you’re trying not just trying to get to the final hole, but also beat the clock. There’s no time penalty for falling in the hole besides the time that you’ve wasted getting that far and not making it to the end.

The control is perfect and natural, it feels like a real ball in your phone which you are tilting back and forth.

Unfortunately, the version I had was the free Beta version, as always there is also a paid version with many more levels, but as with most childhood toys, whilst I enjoyed the blast from the past, I won't be spending my hard earned cash on this title.

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Hungry Shark review

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 3 October 2010 09:15 (A review of Hungry Shark)

Did you ever watch Jaws and wish the shark won? Then this game is for you, almost an adult remake of Eco the Dolphin, this game puts you in control of a great white shark. Not played as a sim, this arcade game sees you chomp your way through fish, birds, swimmers and anything foolish enough to go near the water. There are of course hazards to avoid, these include mines! Aside from the gore and lack of realism, the controls are simple, tilting the phone the direction you wish to travel, eating everything in your path. Fun, but not a game I'd wish to let my kids see.

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Bring out Big Bird

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 23 September 2010 10:43 (A review of Angry Birds)

The full version is now available free for Android users. Angry Birds is a very simple game, but as with all good games the devil is in the detail. Use a catapult to throw birds with unique powers against a range of egg stealing pigs in a variety of fortresses. Adjust the birds trajectory for maximum impact/damadge. The challenge is to compete the task of ridding the planet of Pigs in as few birds as possible. This challenging physics-based gameplay requires a bit of logic, skill, and luck to crush the enemy. Highly addictive and the No.1 game download in most countries for a very good reason.

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Pacman review

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 23 September 2010 10:33 (A review of Pacman)

Everyone of a certain age has played PAC-MAN. Its a world famous arcade classic and this version is as true to the original as possible. Race round the maze eating got and gobbling up fruit for bonus points, just don't let those ghosts catch you! Control is the usual tilt method or via Trackball. Highly recommended for old school gamers, this is a classic for a reason and can still delight gamers young and old.

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Winds of Steel review

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 23 September 2010 09:58 (A review of Winds of Steel)

This is the first game I played on Android, and it was very easy to get to grips with quickly. Just tilt and roll your mobile phone to pilot your aircraft and focus on the action, firing at all enemy targets. But don't get too complacent, or you'll soon know that an enemy plane has you in their gun sights by the gun noise and vibrator feedback, jolting you to react with a swift barrel roll, loops and other emergency manoeuvers. As with most Android games, there is a free trial version to try before you commit to buy the full version.

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LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite

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7 months, 3 weeks ago
Nonfictionguy posted a review of BioLite CampStove

“Compact stove, with its own power station, this brings wood burning into the modern age. Fitted with a USB port, you can charge your device whilst your dinner cooks. Dishwasher safe and easy to maintain.” read more

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Nonfictionguy posted a review of Cassette Tape

“Low quality, easy to destroy, but this was Spotify before sharing music online was possible. Make a mixtape for someone was not easy and very time consuming - showed you loved them. Ah memories. Now where did I put that pencil, I need to rewind.” read more

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The Oldest Actors to Play Teenagers (28 person items)

"Olivia Newton John played 17-18 year old in Greese, despite being 29."


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BioLite CampStove

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HTC One X Overview

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Cassette Tape

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Wii

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Famous Leaders speeches (14 person items)
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The Upper Hand
Who
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Man About the House

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The Avengers

have watched

6/10

A Brief Encounter

7/10


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Fantastic Four

6/10

A Laurel and Hardy Cartoon

6/10

Winsome Witch (1965)

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The Secret Squirrel Show

6/10

The Atom Ant Show

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Fantastic Four

have watched

6/10

A Laurel and Hardy Cartoon

have watched

6/10

Winsome Witch (1965)

have watched

5/10

The Secret Squirrel Show

have watched

6/10

The Atom Ant Show

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5/10


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Hanna
 Hanna 7/10
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Hanna
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Paper Moon
 Paper Moon 8/10
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Nonfictionguy added 1 item to Space Race list
Star Trek
Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner was the first man to jump 24 miles above the Earth, breaking the speed of sound as he returned to Earth.
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She is an alien ! (17 person items)
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Weird Sports in Movies (11 movies items)
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Posted: 8 months, 1 week ago at Mar 17 15:22 Delete
Help celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a few movies:

http://www.listal.com/list/erin-go-watch-a-movie

Mar i gcónaí, go raibh maith agat le haghaidh GACH do vótaí agus tuairimí! Tá do ionchur meas i gcónaí!
Posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 10 11:48 Delete
Thanks for your pic vote!
Posted: 10 months, 4 weeks ago at Jan 1 17:46 Delete
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a peaceful, happy and healthy 2014!

http://www.listal.com/list/happy-new-year-trekmedic

Posted: 11 months, 4 weeks ago at Dec 2 22:13 Delete
New stuff coming later this week, but since we're coming up on the end of the year, I'm looking to close out some of my current list polls. If you haven't already dropped by,...

http://www.listal.com/list/ask-trekmedics-2013-most-desirable

I'm going to start the 2014 version with the top 5 voted celebs from the 2013 list, so this is the last chance to participate before I shut it down!

Participate means actually voting for the celebs and not giving me a drive-by list vote. I already have enough of those. Sorry for sounding so harsh, but it really gets annoying when people don't read the poll rules! Thanks in advance if you already participated!
Posted: 12 months ago at Nov 28 15:53 Delete
Help me celebrate my half-century of existence with this century of celebs!

http://www.listal.com/list/a-century-of-celebs

Thanks again and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted: 1 year ago at Nov 4 22:42 Delete
New lists this week:

http://www.listal.com/list/ocean-drive
http://www.listal.com/list/tattoo-you-peekaboo
and it's combo list:
http://www.listal.com/list/think-ink

As always, thanks for ALL the votes and comments! Your input is always appreciated!!
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 31 20:01 Delete
Thanks for the Ummm,..OK list vote.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Aug 2 4:53 Delete
hi , have a look
http://www.listal.com/list/may-is-hot
thanks 4 ur time
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jul 24 3:48 Delete
this fashion style never get outdated..i.e.pinup style..
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hope you enjoy the list
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jul 7 6:53 Delete
Thanks for voting on my list.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 29 11:22 Delete
I'm working on a new project and you're part of it! If you want, you can check it out: http://www.listal.com/list/has-seen-most-movies-listal
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Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Feb 13 19:30 Delete
Trolling around Tumblr a lot lately, and I got the idea for these lists:

http://www.listal.com/list/mars-attacks-listal
http://www.listal.com/list/made-in-america



As always, thanks for ALL the votes and comments!!
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Feb 12 11:47 Delete
Thanks for the vote!
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thanks for vote my list mate :)
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Here's wishing you a healthy, happy and safe New Year!

Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Dec 28 3:07 Delete
Yup,...Still doing some end-of-the-year clean up, so I'm re-posting a few more lists that deserve a second look or are new to some of my recently-added friends:
http://www.listal.com/list/have-something-tell-you
http://www.listal.com/list/cool-britannia
http://www.listal.com/list/maid-in-france
http://www.listal.com/list/world-hollow-have-touched-sky
As always, that's for ALL the votes and comments!