June 29th, 2004

Photo - leaves

It's been a while.

I realised I haven't actually done a proper entry for a while, but then again, I haven't really done anything particularly exciting or worthy of note.  My room is pretty much sorted, though.  I'm starting to realise I have too much stuff to intelligently fit into the amount of space I have, and I definitely cannot buy any more videos because I have nowhere to put them, literally.  All my shelves, drawers, and boxes are full.  I also cannot buy any more clothes without throwing some more out, and I've already been through them once...

Job hunt is currently non-existent.  I should probably go around Brum at some point and look in pub windows, and I have an appointment at the Job Centre on the 6th, with lots of scary forms to fill in in the interim.  I only hope they're more bloody coherent than those damned Student Loan applications...

I am, as you may have noticed, rather horrendously trapped in my Most Haunted obsession, and I've been spending lots of time posting in mosthauntedgeek, which is why it feels like I've done lots of posting recently.  (To that end, look, another icon.  At least I'm honest about it. :P Hey, is it my fault they force Derek and Ivvy to do adorable posed photoshoots?)  Come Forward is off the ground, and chapter two is now written, plus I spent today making up a chapter plan for it, and I have to say, I think it's going to work.  I wasn't entirely sure I could pull it off, but... you know, I think I might.  I've also been watching the edited-to-half-an-hour repeats of Series 1 on Ftn, which are Mondays, and Wednesday-Friday at 9pm (Tuesday being the original MH-night, but is now Dead Famous night, which is pretty much the same thing, but with Gail Porter, set in America, and trying to contact famous people instead of random ghosts... Though I think Derek contacted Charles I once...)  A fix is a fix in any form.  Alas, I'm slipping into old shipping habits and watching Derek and Yvette's every move like a hawk...

As for mosthauntedgeek, in the wake of the Derby live show, it's all non-stop action with screencaps - mainly for my benefit, and I think someone's going to shout at me for clogging the community up with random shippiness - and icons and CF updates and member questionairres.  All good fun.  I've also obtained an insane amount of random friends from the same community in the space of about two days, namely, (in no order), izzles, tengirlsago, thescruffydog, and before that, x_ariadne_x, pandorasblog and lutonairport.  And at the rate we're shipping, I may have to add roosevelt, too, as I've just noticed she's added me... (I wondered how long that'd take :P)  Yay for complete and unabandoned geekness. :D

Hello to all the new people, incidentally, and it's nice to meet you...

I was also added, it seems, by nessaelerrina, who has also added other Buffyfic authors such as the inimitible Kallysten and Eurydice (who wrote the fic I'm enraptured with, "Promise of Frost"), so I feel rather humbled.  I apologise, in that case, for the decided lack of anything Buffyesque on my journal of late...

And, if that wasn't enough, I'm currently having a very interesting debate on starsareageless, the previously rather arrid Sunset Boulevard community, with fullofstarlight about the various pairings.  It's here, if anyone wants to read my incredibly long and rambling, uh, ramblings...

Me, last_dance and my mother are going to Alton Towers on Thursday, including a sleepover at mine the night before and after, so hurrah.  I shall inflict MH on her and watch her suffer...  Gah, see what I mean?  Completely trapped...

Oh, and this is why I started this post in the first place, and my above comment on the lack of Buffyness is now completely redundent.  My brain's going at a rate of knots lately; in the middle of writing chapter 2 of CF, I was struck with a random bit of conversation for the epic Buffyfic.

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Of course, it's very rough.  I didn't want to write random bits of dialogue before I actually got to that point in the story - and I've been looking forward to writing that part for ages - but I've also got a sheet of A4 somewhere with other random dialogue on to include later, and I had to get that down before it went away completely...

And that, I think, is everything.  Wow, does this make up for the lack of posting?

Oh, and last_dance, you can see the prettypretty Jack Sparrow poster when you come, because it's in a confined space and too close for me to get a decent picture...

Now I'm off to make  Karl/Yvette icon to compensate for the Wrongness... :D
Random - Oblivion wheels

Film overdose and MHOTP!

So, today was spent by first of all, taking stuff to the tip.  Excitement.  I love going to the tip.  All those lovely breaky noises... :D  Unfortunately, it was only cardboard boxes and stuff, so nothing gratifiably smashable.  Ah, well.

The rest of the day was spent watching randomly-taped films, starting with the very wonderful All The Queen's Men, starring Matt le Blanc (Joey from Friends) and Eddie 'Action Transvestite' Izzard, amongst others.  And he lived up to that role quite nicely.  It's basically a WW2 movie about a group of soldiers assigned to steal an Enigma machine from behind enemy lines, dressed as women (because the factory-workers are all female.)  Matt le Blanc makes a really awful woman; he's too rugged and manly. ;)  Eddie Izzard makes a rather appalling Marlene Dietrich (though it's worth watching for the horrible singing alone; he sounds like he does when he's parodying hymns in his stand-up...) but if you've ever wanted to see him kiss a boy, watch it.  It's also quite funny in its own way for the concept alone...

It also includes this truly wonderful line from Eddie's character, when questioned on his sexuality after reuniting with his German-but-not-an-enemy-German boyfriend:

"I'm a bisexual lesbian trapped in a man's body..."

(I wouldn't be at all surprised if he was cast based on that line alone. :P  It's certainly a step up from his single line of "Aaaargh!" in The Avengers.)

After that, One Hour Photo, which I've been meaning to watch for a while.  Robin Williams is fantastic as the slightly disturbing but oddly endearing psychopath, Seymour Pierce.  I sound like a newspaper review.  But it's true.  Worth a watch.  One of those lovely films that just closes itself nicely, links everything together, and answers all the questions, while still leaving enough air of mystery for you to go "Hm..."

And after that, About Schmidt, which... wasn't like I was expecting.  Still quite a poignant film, though.  Jack Nicholson was Jack Nicholson (though not in the same way as Orlando Bloom being Orlando Bloom, if you know what I mean...)

Also watched Dead Famous on Marilyn Munroe, and, while the concept is pretty much the same as Most Haunted, and Gail Porter's random "crazy bloody Americans" expressions are fantastic, it does lack something.  Most Haunted's just more entertaining, for several reasons.  Plus, its fans are all completely nuts. ;)

And talking of, this post has had me in hysterics, for some reason.  If you thought I was bad, that's just terrifying... :D

I also caught the end of "School Hard" (Buffy, season 2, a.k.a the premiere episode of Our Favourite Peroxide Vampire) and wow, but that accent was horrible.  I mean, he was pretty, but that accent... was horrible.

Anyway, I should probably write more of Come Forward, or something.  Tomorrow I'm meeting Naomi and Clare for coffee (even though I don't drink coffee) before bringing Naomi back to mine for the pre-Alton Towers sleepover, but I think I may go into town early to trawl for jobs and go down to the Alex (why are all the sodding theatres so damn far away??) to see if they can inform me about, or sell me tickets for, Derek Acorah's live show in November...
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