Administrivia: 05 December 2023

Oh wow, it’s been almost a month. Sorry! Okay. Right quick:

1. I saw that new reel or highlight or whatever it was that Rory or the missus posted recently. He’s showing off Jackdaw. Love to see it, big man, but unsure whether or when it will be available here in the USA. And you probably said and I just can’t fucking remember. I’ll catch up one of these days. I am shit at keeping promises anyway, so I try to avoid making them, but I’m utterly hopeless about promises in the past couple years. Obvious reasons, to you longtimers.

2. So it seems we can thank the big man’s turn in Game of Thrones for an uptick in the fortunes of Scott’s Porage Oats. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Look here, item 34. OI, BIG MAN. How about HD versions for those old ads? Asking for a WHOLE LOT of friends. Erm, other fans. Well, you know what I mean. THEM.

3. Stuff’s going… about as well as it ever goes. I have my bad days and my mediocre days. I am not sure I know what a good day looks like anymore. The mediocre days are quite tolerable, however. I will say this: Nobody is allowed to share weird news nor do strange things to me in January this coming year. I hit my half-century then and goddamn it, I want some fucking peace. Put it off til February. Give me that much. It costs you nothing. Thank you.

P.S. Been rewatching GOT. Always a pleasure.


When the trailers for Jackdaw first started coming out I saw no sign of the big man whatsoever. I just went and looked at one on YouTube and almost near the end, THERE HE WAS.

And I wondered the same thing I always wonder when I see him with a firearm in a film: How much experience has he got with them in real life? Just a random idle curiosity. I know it’s different in the UK.

Anyway. I know you guys probably saw that image a million fucking times around Instagram already. I’m just fucking pleased as punch that I caught it.

[edit edit] No wait! It’s coming out NEXT MONTH!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Administrivia: 09 November 2023

I haven’t updated this thing in a while but I had a bit of a chuckle for you, seeing as how the United States just went back to Standard Time.

So, those of you who’ve been around for a while may or may not have been aware that I usually get my daily Google Alert for Rory around 8pm. That’s not a sure thing; sometimes I get it hours later than that. But 8pm has been the usual time.

Phone just went off. I noticed it was 7pm on the dot and thought, I bet that’s the Google Alert, and picked up the phone and went into my Gmail and sure enough. And then it struck me funny that it should be an hour early. And then I remembered why.

You would think a media behemoth like Google would remember to set its clocks back one hour. Apparently… not.

Oh well. Like I said, good for a chuckle.

P.S. The Alert was garbage, as usual. I am always pleasantly surprised when it’s got something useful, because that rarely happens.

Administrivia: 16 October 2023

I posted a while back about imposters on Instagram pretending to be Rory. I hadn’t wanted to keep harping on about it but someone messaged me pointing out that a lot of people don’t know his real IG handle and would be taken in. I still don’t want to say something every single time a spoofer turns up, because it gets tedious and looks like I’m drama-mongering.

However, it looks like quite a lot of you are wising up. I recently shamed a spoofer on my IG and THE VERY NEXT DAY, another one tried it. I saw the notification pop up. I thought, I’ll get around to that asshole later. Well, when I looked later — it hadn’t even been six hours — he was nowhere to be seen. He’d added me — so said the notification I had seen — but he was no longer in my Follower list.

I’ve been back and forth with family and friends in my IG direct messages about the situation with my father, which I mentioned here more recently, and noticed I had a message in my messages-from-not-friends folder. So I went and looked. I couldn’t see the pfp or the handle anymore, but going by what was said in the message I’m pretty sure that was Spoofer Two. But he’s been suspended.

Way to go, y’all! Keep it up. Nuke those fuckers from orbit just to be sure.

Honestly, I don’t know what Spoofer Two was thinking. Rory would never message me, much less like that. It wasn’t the sort of message that would have pissed Mrs. McCann off… it was just really not in character for Rory. I think Rory appreciates his fans on some level but would rather appreciate us at a distance, and I’m sure he’s met enough crazy people chasing him around that he’d rather not take the risk of encouraging any more to go off the deep end. If it were me, I wouldn’t. Not because I’m mean, though I can be that too, but because I’ve learned through painful experience that people misinterpret things. Nah. Pass.

Administrivia: 12 October 2023

I just found a thing and I am quite excited.

I will not even tell you what the thing is. I will just tell you that it is Rory-related and also when I have gotten my grubby little hands on it.

I’m not getting it JUST yet. I am preparing to get it. I want to make sure it’s not gonna set me back too badly, and also that I’ll actually get it, and also that I’m not just self-medicating in some way trying to buy things I don’t need right now.

On a related note, good thoughts would be appreciated for my dad. He’s taken a sudden turn. Other stuff has gone south a bit too, but right now that’s the most major thing. Thanks.

New from Rory: Jackdaw!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I finally got something GOOD from Google Alerts! It’s been months! Or so!

He is in a new film called Jackdaw. Looks like another action/thriller flick. He does well in those. (Well, when they don’t kill off his character in the first ten minutes. Or make you wait til the last half-hour to see him. Oh SHUT UP Dana… This is good news!)

No idea who he’s playing. This is the first I’ve even heard of it. Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who (she played Clara in Eleven and Twelve’s time) is also in it, so that should be fun.


ADDITIONAL NOTE: If you google the name of this film you will bring up at least two other works with the same title, one of which was released last year and has a familiar face in it (not Rory’s). Neither of those is the one I’m talking about. If you go down either rabbit hole and don’t see the big man, don’t come yell at me on Instagram in my Hidden Requests folder, because (1) I warned you and (2) you’re the fucker didn’t pay attention to the release year. So pay attention. You’re welcome.

[edit edit, two days later]

Here’s a review! Rory plays… [drumroll] …a crime boss called Armstrong.

Sweet Baby Jesus please tell me the character’s first name is not Michael

The *other* Rory McCann character named Armstrong... yarrrp

…I’m not making fun of Rory. Promise. Actually, call it intuition, but I have a feeling this is going to be one more morally ambiguous Supposed To Be A Bad Guy but Rory will somehow make him Interesting. That’s not Rory’s pattern or anything, y’know. What can I say.

That, or he’ll be onscreen for like three minutes and send Our Hero in some kind of new direction. I dunno.