T'eyla Minh (teylaminh) wrote,
T'eyla Minh

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Lolprinter, and other stories...

One of the office printer is making a noise that sounds suspiciously like "om nom nom" whenever it feeds paper through. It keeps making me snigger but I can't explain why, because I don't think anyone would get it...

This morning Paul's 6.30 alarm woke me from a potentially interesting (if surreal) Sunset Boulevard-related dream. It differed somewhat from my usual fare of SB dreams, but obviously only came about because I re-read the prologue and first chapter of the SB/BaT crossover last night. Clearly, it doesn't take much for it to re-invade my brain. I'll post it under a cut out of sheer laziness because I can't be bothered to do a separate entry...

So, I mentioned after my last SB dream that they have all, of late, been of the 'behind the scenes' variety, not so much directly about SB as referring to it, learning about it, whatever you want to call it. This one was quite different. I was mulling it over after I woke up to try and keep it in my brain, but I think I've managed to lose some of it nonetheless...

It began where I was going to see the show in London with my mum. For some reason it was at the Palladium, which seemed to be in a state of disrepair. I don't know why I knew it was the Palladium, as it looked nothing like it - in fact it resembled, as always, the theatre which pretty much always crops up in my dreams. This time I can vividly remember that we were sitting quite close to the front on the left of the auditorium, I think third or fourth row, the carpet was olive green, and for some reason in the middle of the auditorium there was some scaffoling, which I preusme was holding up either the ceiling or the lighting rig. Quite strange.

Anyway, there we were. It was all going fairly ordinarily, though the plot was a little weird (I can't remember it now, but only the bare bones of the actual story seemed to remain). I can also remember it was definitely Kathryn Evans playing Norma, but some random guy as Joe who I seem to have made up in my head, as he wasn't even remotely familiar. Which I guess makes a change from him being played by Jeremy Finch. ;) Come to think of it, the other day I remember thinking someone (a RL someone, that is) would have been really good as Joe, but for the life of me I cannot remember who it was...

At one point towards the end of Act One (which had the same vague sort of atmosphere to the real show despite being completely different) there were three blokes behind us who had created their own backing vocals to the song which was being performed... except they were singing it so loudly I couldn't really hear what was being sung onstage. After the song had finished and the singing blokes had shut up, someone even further back started shouting things out (I think perhaps this is a residual memory of the horror stories I heard from the UK tour's run in Liverpool where random women kept yelling at the stage - I really wish I was joking...) and the cast kind of... stopped what they were doing to interact with the shouty people, then the guy playing Joe was apparently giving out free hugs because all these people stormed the stage. I can remember really wanting to join in but being very restrained and pretending to disapprove. It was bizarre.

In the interval, the same three blokes who had been singing too loud were then manning a stall at the back of the auditorium, where they were selling various varieties of fruit crumble and/or salad. I remember I wanted apple crumble (thanks to watching another of those fussy eater shows on TV last night and deciding to give it another try one of these days; my subconscious is odd sometimes) but they only had raspberry left... weird. I was then back in my seat talking to my mum about the show, except I don't think it actually started up again.

There was a whole section tagged on the end which was definitely about SB but didn't involve watching it, except that part is now a blur...

Er, yes. *pats brain* Whatever, dear.

The other thing I want to talk about is this...

joetimewaster posted a link recently to the marvellous Sims 3 story of Kev and Alice (stick it in Google - I believe it's on Wordpress somewhere), which is absolutely frelling wonderful. As a result of this, I have come to the following two conclusions:-

  1. I have thus far avoided being sucked into the brain-destroying, life-eating land of the Sims (save for several hours wasted on Sim City 2000) purely through self- and sanity-preservation. I know my tendencies. I have an addictive personality when it comes to stuff like this. However, that being said, I must have Sims 3. Alas, at present I have neither sufficient RAM nor enough hours in my life, so it'll have to wait until one or the other becomes available. ;)

  2. This is quite possibly the future of fanfic. I know in the past that people have created character simsets out of fun, but seeing as how Sims 3 seems to be almost akin to artificial intelligence in the way the characters develop, the possibilities are endless! Plus it would be kind of fun to create your favourite characters and see how alike you can get them to 'real life' with personality traits, and then see if they interact in the same manner. Fascinating. :D

In other news, I have been sucked well and truly into Big Brother this year - how adorable was Sree last night? Rodriguo FTW! Or possibly Lisa. Or Angel. And I think Freddie/Halfwit/Anarchist Tory is going on Friday by the looks of things. And GAH Marcus is annoying - for which I apologise profusely, and I got my hair cut last night, but nothing much else. :)
Tags: dreams, fandom: sunset boulevard, writing: fanfiction
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