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The Challenge is Completed!

It’s done. Thank God! I didn’t realise quite how difficult I would find it going without sleep for 24 hours, especially as I didn’t get as much sleep as I wanted before the event itself.

Ok so here were the rules of the event:

  • During the 24 hours I must watch at least 12 films (full list to be posted soon). Done in fact I did 13!
  • After each film ends (during the credits) I can have a five-minute window to do as I please Done
  • After three films I can have a fifteen minute break I really needed these I was going crazy
  • I must watch each film all the way through, no slipping out to grab a drink or something in between Done
  • I must not fall asleep while watching the films Done-i don’t know how but done!
  • The challenge will start at Thursday 14/03/2013 at 3am and finish Friday 15/03/2013 at 3am 3:08 actually
  • After the challenge is over (and I have a few hours’ sleep) I must write-up the events of my challenge on my blog www.mykindofmovie.wordpress.com  by 1pm on Friday 15th March. Here is where I slipped up. I thought I set my alarm but apart from briefly waking up at 8 and then falling straight back to sleep I slept til 3:10pm!

So I failed one of the rules, what does this mean. Well I’ve decided that I will donate £10 to Comic Relief. I’ve already reached my fundraising target so this will be a nice extra on top.

I wrote a lot of notes during my challenge about each film I watched just to help me stay awake. At lot of it is a incoherent mess. The rest is me moaning about how I wish I could go to sleep. I’m also still extremely tired. So what I’ll do is go through my notes and write about the films later this week. But right now, I need to crash!

Thank you to those who have supported me during this challenge, it’s what I needed to keep going! And thanks to those who sponsored me too, it’s very much appreciated.

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Comic Relief Funny Film List

Here is my list of films I’ll be watching for my 24 hour film challenge tomorrow. I’m not sure of the order I’ll be watching them yet (probably depend on my mood) but below is the list in alphabetical order.

American Pie

The Birdcage

Bringing Up Baby

Clueless

Dodgeball

Hot Fuzz

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Little Miss Sunshine

Mean Girls

The Princess Bride

Serial Mom

Shaun of the Dead

Sunshine Cleaning

There’s Something about Mary

My maths isn’t brilliant so I’ll may need to add a film or two onto the list on the day. Not long now. Less than 12 hours to go!

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The 24 Hour Film Challenge for Comic Relief

On 14/03/13 I’ll be doing a 24 hour film fest of the funniest films around. But will I still be laughing after 24 hours with no sleep?

So why am I doing this? Well the 15/03/2013 is Comic Relief (aka Red Nose Day) where people do something funny for money and the proceeds go to charity in Africa and in the UK.

Now I don’t have many skills to raise money for charity. I can’t cook, so a bake sale would be no good. I am incredibly unfit so an athletic challenge would be a disaster. So I thought I’d play to my strengths and do what I know I can do best-watch movies! To make it a bit more difficult I thought I’d do a 24 hour challenge.

The rules are as follows.

  • During the 24 hours I must watch at least 12 films (full list to be posted soon).
  • After each film ends (during the credits) I can have a five minute window to do as I please
  • After three films I can have a fifteen minute break
  • I must watch each film all the way through, no slipping out to grab a drink or something in between
  • I must not fall asleep while watching the films
  • The challenge will start at Thursday 14/03/2013 at 3am and finish Friday 15/03/2013 at 3am
  • After the challenge is over (and I have a few hours’ sleep) I must write up the events of my challenge on my blog www.mykindofmovie.wordpress.com  by 1pm on Friday 15th March.

If anyone is interested in knowing more about red nose day or to see how much I’ve raised please check out my site.

http://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/myrednosedayevent

No one is under any obligation to sponsor me but if you’d like to read what I thought of it all and how well I survive with no sleep (seriously I’m terrible if I don’t get my full eight hours) then please read my blog or go on to the site above.

If anyone is interested in knowing more about Red Nose Day then visit the website.

http://www.rednoseday.com/what-we-do

 

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