prunesquallormd: (Karen Gillan 1 ♥)
Well, due to a positive masterpiece of scheduling on my part (AKA blind luck) I managed to see Catching Fire mid-afternoon last Saturday and get back home in time for Doctor Who. I'm very glad I did because they were both rather awesome. Having read Catching Fire before I saw it I enjoyed it slightly less than The Hunger Games, just because I knew what was happening. Cath was kind of annoyed by the whole 'it not finishing properly' thing, but then, that's second films of trilogies the world over (it's somehow less annoying in books, I don't know why).
As with the first one, it looked amazing, it was almost pathologically faithful to the book (and again, even the bits they added because the books are purely Katniss's POV were extrapolated very well), and it was brilliantly cast. All in all, I'm very much looking forward to Mocking Jay (which was actually the weakest of the books for me, though I still very much enjoyed it). Somehow I can't help thinking it'll work better as a film.

Doctor Who, despite my worries that it would be something of a let down, was all sorts of fabulous. Sufficiently so that I'd be entirely unable to be coherent about it, so here's a more lucid critique than I could ever give:-



And this made me alternately squee and cry :')



(And now I'm going to watch Maudryn Undead again and remind myself if the limit of 13 was on incarnations or regenerations. Cos if it was on incarnations then they've just hit the limit with John Hurt's 'War Doctor' and I'll be interested to see if they just ignore it or make any sort of nod to it in the next regeneration).
prunesquallormd: (Karen-smug<3)
So, I changed service provider, because my connection was intermittent at best and ridiculously slow. And that meant being without the internet for a whole week. And yes, I have limited access at work, and I resorted to cafes with wireless connections a couple of times, but god, it was painful.
I'm not quite sure when the internet stopped being something that was kind of useful for buying out-of-print books on eBay and became an absolute and fundamental necessity of life. I know it happened even before there were people in my life with whom the internet's my main form of communication, but obviously that makes all the difference.
Which is all to say, I don't post all that much, so you probably mostly haven't noticed that I've been gone, but I've missed you guys.
I have so much to catch up on, and so many comments to write. It may take me a while :)

The usual rambly under the cut :) )
prunesquallormd: (Ginny/Luna- our own sunlit days 2)
Hi!
God, so busy. And obviously today I managed to fritter away most of today being all knackered and needing recover from the rest of the week. Annoying! (Also annoying: a boiler that only works about 50% of the time, and so I have to boil water to wash the other 50%. Twice, I've had someone to look at it, but because the fault is intermittent, it's kind of hard to track down. If it carries on, he'll have to start replacing the expensive bits. Boo).

The Skins Big Bang seems to be a massive success, and I'm very much enjoying my beta-ing duties. I occasionally think I've bitten off a little more than I can chew, but hey, I like doing it, so (it's like: I have actual permission to be pedantic at people, and they can't complain. How good is that? :p ).
And talking of the Skins BB, our glorious leader (AKA [livejournal.com profile] shan_3414 :)) made this a few days ago, and god, it's so lovely. It makes all kinds of nostalgic. Just beautiful.
Click for pretty )
prunesquallormd: (Kaya - *is surprised*)
Gah. Feel grotty.
I haven't been off work with anything other than "really can't be arsed today", or random excruciating sinus pain since 2006, so maybe it was past time. There was a time last night/this morning when I thought it might be the beginnings of flu. But no, just a stinking cold (with, of course, random excruciating sinus pain). I always feel a bit stupid giving a cold as a reason not to go into work, but I feel icky, so whatever. They're highly unlikely to sack me for taking a few days off. And anyway, I'm tired. I get five hours sleep a night at most, if I'm lucky, just cos I can't sleep for longer than that. So I think a few days of lying on the sofa, watching DVDs and letting stuff take care of itself for a while is sort of in order.

Cut for mostly pointless waffling )
prunesquallormd: (Katie S4 - LOVE)
Well, then. Insert random stuff here, I suppose.

Whitby was all sorts of fun, and the company was fab, and mostly good humoured. I may have drunk rather more gin (and whisky for that matter) than is technically healthy, and I definitely ate more cheese and fudge than my nominally vegan diet would suggest (I miss cheese ok? It's been over a decade, and I've never stopped missing it, and they don't make a decent non-dairy cheese. Trust me, I've looked).

A few days ago, [livejournal.com profile] blurubberband55 posted a Katie Fitch vid that [livejournal.com profile] crackfoxx made for her (the prompt was "Katie Fitch is awesome at life" to the tune of "I'm too sexy"). It may actually be the best thing ever, and it's one of the things things I've seen in the last few days that's brought home to me the total reversal of my opinion on Katie. I loathed her utterly when I first saw season 3, and for months afterwards. Now though? I just want to hug her. I love her so much. This vid may give you a clue as to why.

Cut for teh rambly )

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