In other news. I am officially a slacker. :( Have done no essays this week. This is very, very bad as it means that I will need to write 4 in the remaining two weeks of term. Oh dear, only 2 weeks of term left. So sad. :( I should be planning my summer right now, and will do, just need to update first...
The reason for not working at all is that since last thursday I started doing lots of fun things. I finally went punting, which was hilarious as I really can't do it. Moving the punt in a straight line is pretty much impossible, so what we did was change the end from which we punted everytime we crashed into the bank or the bushes. Yay! Friday was a double birthday, so went out and had a really fun, if a tad alcohol filled night. Saturday was such fun, went to London for a fandom picnic with the london_t00bs and it rained. It was amazing, in the pretty park with ducks everywhere and soo much food and drink and proper picnic blankets and a t-rex cake. And then it rained and rained and rained. And because we are hardcore and not afraid of little rain we ran to hide in the bandstand, unfortunately that has no walls and a very high roof, so failed at protecting us from the rain. :( Eventually we gave up and went to son_of_darkness's house. It was such a fun evening, made funnier by the fact that while everyone else was getting progressively drunk, I was still feeling not too good from the night before and was therefore completely sober. It was so good seeing people again, I guess I won't be able to do so again until sectus which is actually getting quite close. Wow.
On Sunday I woke up, met with a friend and had lunch, then watched Pirates of the Caribbean and then had dinner. It was a good day. I want to talk briefly about pirates.
Then on Monday I proceeded to do no work whatsoever, went to meet a friend for breakfast, came back to college and went straight to Lunch, went out in the evening. Did anyone know that baby love bar has sex rooms?? (my name for them, but it is appropriate!) I had never noticed them before, for they are so hidden and private with many candles. I have so much wax on my clothes now. :( Tuesday was good, there was a chocolate fountain and yesterday I tried to finally do some work but ended up listening to arabic, indian and bulgarian music on youtube until 2 am with my tute partner. It was then that we gave up on writing the essay. oops. I want to do something tonight, but nothing is going on which is sad. I want to dance!
But I need to write an essay tomorrow and read for another one and not be ill. :(
Weekend was good, spend ages in the library, because all my books are confined (For being such a popular option, IR sucks when it comes to books, they are rarer than gold :( ) but the library closes early on weekend and they kick you out and if you have no books you can't do work and are free!
So went to the Duke of Cambridge for half prize awesome cocktail, then out to dinner, so nice to do that without the guilt.
Watched Blood Diamond. It is amazing. Recommend it to everyone, it is just so real, behind Leo's dodgy accent and the random thing with the random reporter there is such a powerful story and it is real and it hurts. It's one thing to be aware that there are child soldiers in Africa, a very different kind of knowledge is seeing them. I was in tears for a large part of it, starting to sob only about three minutes into the film. Amnesty are currently doing a campaign and the facts are scary.
Today was the coldest day this term, after the mildness of the last week it was a shock to go outside wrapped up in a million jumpers and scarf and gloves and feel so utterly, horribly cold.
I am meant to be showing a gay themed film in the JCR on monday but I want it to be in the JCR email which is going today and I don't know what to show.
Most of the films that I have seen and love no one would have heard of and I have no chance of discovering in video shops.
Philadelphia - is it good? Is it too mainstream/not properly dealing with issues?
Broken hearts club - Same questions, reviews tell me it is too cliched, playing up with stereotypes, not really what I want
Bad Education - Have seen it and absolutely adore it, but have already shown a foreign film, so am not sure...
Anything else??? Which I will be able to find in Oxford soon.
OMG! Why didn't anyone tell me how awesome it was? Well...you all did, but OH GOD should have listened.
Want to see the play, read it at least, wow, it was just so BEAUTIFUL and wonderful and so much love. LOVE. It was so clever and funny and sad and GAY (people said it was gay, but I didn't think it would actually be SO gay.) and despite everything, Real. Somehow. I LOVE THEM ALL. I wish I know any of their names, also fic, there must be fic. Is there fic? I can't find any, ending was PAIN :( I wanted to imagine happy futures for all, why were we told things? :(
Am supposedly writing an essay about Democracy, so should do that, but all I want to do is
Yay for Americal election results! Is the Senate 50-50 or 49-51? Different sites are telling me different things. So confused.
Good news: I have passed my exams! :D
Bad news (maybe): I have no knowledge of my actual mark or way of finding out. :(
Good news: Pirates was awesome!!! I can not believe it was so long, it did not feel so long. But so much looove, oh Jack you evil, evil bastard, but Norrington, OMG!!! Just no words can describe my love. So much love, can't wait for part 3, the ending was so shocking, did not expect it and Keira was not half bad either, the whole haunting thing ruled. The wheel and the three
Bad news: Have to wait another year to see how it all resolves.
Good News: The World Cup is over! Too much football is not good for the soul
Bad News: Zidane is a complete and utter idiot, his head looks damn painful too.
Oh. To add to the many similar posts, was at the boatrace, we won, couldn't really see despite climbing a wall and risking my life.
Time to go see a film now.
My friend came to visit yesterday and we went to the Bridge, which was a bit dull so we left pretty early and then I introduced her to the wonder of the Oxford kebab vans! No alcohol was involved in our evening (this is perhaps the reason for said dullness) because the night before I went to the Cellar, for a drum and bass night and there was gin beforehand, as a result I was more drunk than I've been in way too long, and had a very good night. I blame the gin. Then the night before I finally saw Brokeback Mountain and I really liked it, though perhaps a tad less than I thought I will, which always seems to happen with really hyped up films, but I lack the time and inclination for a lengthy review and so this by iscaris says exactly what I think much better than I could ever say it..
Oh yeah, the slave auction is on tonight. I had gotten pretty used to the idea, but was invited to a Burns night celebration tonight and had to decline it, a part of me wishes I had done it, but then again there is always next year.
I am going sales shopping today, (need to get boots!!) and then will finally see Narnia. Was meant to be revising yesterday, sadly that didn't happen, instead I read fic and watched tv. It was nice.
I read 100 Harry/Ron drabbles by shocolate which were all linked to form a wonderful, heart breaking story that I really loved. Read it, but when you have a few spare hours, because reading the first few and then leaving the rest till later is not going to happen believe me. Also bring tissues.
Then I watched The Notebook, which I also loved, and also made me cry. It was so good though, wah I want to see it again.
So yeah, that was my day, procrastination and nothing else and collections (exams) are getting closer and I know not very much, but will start revising tomorrow! Definitely. :D
Afterwards I made my way back to college and food as quickly as possible because having completely forgotten to eat was shaking and in a state close to fainting, a chicken Burger from Ahmed's made it all better. If I haven't mentioned before 's Ahmed's is a famous kebab van, the best one in Oxford. :D
Then watched A Very Long engagement, quite appropriate considering yesterday's date and very, very good and I cried and then Good Will Hunting which I have seen before and love.
My parents are coming to see me today, very soon in fact and my room has no visible floor space at all... However they are bringing me my new debit card as it has arrived this morning. *loves on Halifax* They said 5-7 working days not 3! :DD I will have money and things will be good.
Last few days have been very busy, only with things I want to be doing as opposed to things I ned to be doing.
Watched Pride and Prejudice yesterday and loved it, it has been too long since I've read it so I didn't really notice inconsistencies and what not which is good. Keira did well in my opinion, certainly better than I thought she would (Though I find it funny when she is meant to be the 'plainer' sister, because...well) and Mathew MacFadyen made an excellent Darcy. The music and the sets were gorgeous and it just had the right sort of atmosphere. Bingley was just so cute and Jane was quite perfect, in a fresh sort of innocent way. Mr Wickham looks like Orlando Bloom which is weird. I heart Jane an awful lot but I do wish Kitty and Lydia didn't giggle quite so much. I adored Mr Bennet, but then again I always have. As a final thought I wished there had been a Darcy/Elizabeth kiss, because the ending with Mr Bennet's prolonged laughter bordered on the creepy.
I also went shopping (Again, I should really stop this) and nearly found a suit for uni that fits me, I've been having problems with that, all the jackets are either too big or the sleeves are too short and if they fit I can't find a maching skirt. I bought one from GAP of all places, but my mum dissaproves and so will be rturning the jacket shortly. Argh! It is so annoying needing a suit from Uni, I am running out og places to look.
However yesterday I received three postcards from my college parents!!! I though I didn't have college parents, and was sad about that but I do and they are lovely. My father is doing Classics and Russian and my mother PPE, I also have a brother. The postcards are completely full with writing and I have been offered biscuits and in a round about way condoms...
Will soon be in possession of my computer (we bought a new hard drive), it wil be empty but at least I will have time to get things onto it before I go, and we could still possibly extract things from the old hard drive.
I do miss
the internet you.
However elanor_isolda gave me a huge POA promo poster thing, (It is awesome!) well it is cardboard and freestanding so not a poster exactly but never mind. It takes a large portion of my room and thankfully my mum is not horrified and only wondered if I have plans to take it to Oxford with me. I am not sure yet, but it depends on the size of my room.
And the GOF Trailer is fantastic! So much better than I thought it would be. :D :D :D
( Trailer Spoilers )
It feels so nice to come online after a few productive days, (not like I am stealing time) even if my flist has decided to explode. Have just glanced, but it appears that it is Draco's birthday. Yay! Happy Birthday Draco!
And as I have nothing else to say that doesn't involve how S2 is really nice and how that pleases me, I will do a meme. That film meme to be precise,adela711 tagged me while back but I wasn't going to do it because I wanted to do the book one instead, but here it goes.
1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
Me personally very few, but we have 30-40 at home. Have no plans to count them.
2) The last film I bought:
I have never bought a film, haha. (See, that is why I'd prefered the books meme)
3) The last film I watched:
In the cinema Sin City and at home...is it bad that I can't remember? I have no time to watch films at home aright now nd only watch the programmes I am currently addicted to, last one being House.
4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me: (in no particular order)
1. LOTR, all of them, if I have to choose one: Return of The King
2. Murder By Numbers. (if you are fairly new to my lj you are not aware of my obsession with this film, lately I haven't mentioned it. Obsession still here though)
3. The Talented Mr Ripley.
4. A Walk To Remember (so pathetic, but I have never cried to another film more, I think it was just timing, either way it has to be included)
5) Pick on five people and have them put this in their journal:
angeline_dark (gives you a reason to POST!)
Oh and guess who has tickets for when Eminem comes to Milton Keynes in September! *jumps with joy* :D :D :D
Happy Friday the 13th everybody! *eg* :D
I welcomed this lovely day by watching Donny Darco for the first time. I have no words apart from, Oh. My. God. I want to see it again and again. I don't really know what happened, if anyone does please tell me.
Anyway I am in a fairly good mood today, and am looking forward to the maximum maths revision I can do during the weekend. This will mean probably no online time for me at all for the following week. I tried to moderate it, but it turns out I have no self control when it comes to this. I can't just tell myself that I will come here for half an hour or something, as inevitably it turns into hours and hours and the result would be bad maths and tears. So I will have to not turn it on at all, at least that I can do. It seems that my addiction only works with close proximity. :D
And now a very late meme.
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
I was interviewed by remipunx
The Goblet of Fire Trailer.
It is beautiful. GoF is my favourite HP book and I love every part of it so very much. I am more excited by the film than by HBP in some ways, I think because it is safe and known. The trailer is wonderful though, you can see how Emma's hair becomes better and beter each year (and by that I mean less and less like Hermione's) Not saying any spoilers but if you do see it, comment because I do want to talk about it very much! Wheeee, GoF!!!
I was sketching graphs till half eleven today, so I think that it has been a well spend day. :)
Half term is pretty nice so far, but that could be because I haven't done anything, well anything constructive anyway. But I will. Soon. When I write the tons of things I am writing. I will try to get as many as I can for tomorrow, but it is physically impossible to do them all. But fear not, by the end of the week you will all get your drabble.
Also I came across qafdownloads and in my curiosity to see what the big deal is about, downloaded a couple of episodes. Quality terrible, but eight minutes per episode is pretty good if you ask me. I had seen one episode of the British series and quite liked it. I haven't had a chance to see much yet, only half an ep, but I think I am going to like it. Well, I am pretty sure.
Yesterday when anna_bonita was here we watched The Talented Mr Ripley <333 and then we wanted to save a screen cap of Jude Law looking especially lickable and the oddest thing happened. Now I have no grasp of technology and of the proper way of doing this. So we were watching it on my laptop and paused it and did ctrl/alt/prt sc and then paste into paint. Right. So we saved it and then wanted to make another one and as the film played, so did the film in paint. We were both WTF? as the image in paint played the film. We could draw on it and colour bits in, cut stuff on top of it, but the film was there and it played. How the hell did that happen I don't know, maybe it is normal, but I didn't know. We tried a few times and always the same things happened. It was amusing as we could draw and write on it but I still don't know how it happened and as a result have no pretty pics. If anyone has any ideas or explanations, please tell me, for I am lost.
And finally before I go and do some maths (parents went to the gym, mum said she is checking how many questions I have done when they get back) I wanted to do the icon meme, because it is pretty, so many icons! But. I can't. :( Page isn't working.
I am in a very odd and reflective mood that refuses to leave me. I am not sure why. Well I am, but I don't like it because I have things to do and instead I am just kinda sitting here and thinking and it is way too hot.
When I read a book that affects me deeply I am in a daze for hours afterwards and in a need to talk about it, to share the experience. I literally force my family and friends to read my favourite books. In fact Good Omens was a part of two people's Christmas presents. But I feel different today. I finished the Color Purple and I am very much in a daze but I don't want to share it with people. It is so personal and intence and incredible and I will be spending the next couple of months analysing it in English. Normally I would be very pleased, in fact I changed classes so I could do that and Oranges are not the only fruit. And now I feel like studying it would ruin it for me. I am not sure I can explain, I don't really understand it myself. But well it is so real and horrifying and yet hopefull and full with love and sarcifise and prejudice, so much prejudice and things that made me cry and laugh and get so angry. Celie's narrative voice is just extraordinary and so different from anything I have ever read. And so I am in this odd quiet mood and I guite like it.
Also I watched the Talented Mr. Ripley yesterday. I can't believe I haven't before. I liked it so, so much and I wanted to cry at the end but could not. And I want a different ending so much it hurt. And I think it affected me almost as much as Murder By Numbers and that is saying something. And maybe even more but less violently, because after Murder By Mumbers I wanted to write and write but after The Talented Mr. Ripley I just want to close my eyes and replay the horrific ending, as writing seems somehow unsuitable. That didn't stop me from reading anything I could find that included happy happy Tom and Peter, but I don't want to write anything.
This could be connected with my recent inability to write. When I need to do so, since I still haven't finished my fic for the challenge and I simply hate what I have written so far and I need to finish something even if it is crap because I've said so. I think I should never sign up for things because I can't work with a deadline, the more urgent it is the less likely I am to do something. I just can't force myself to write. It has to be natural and gentle.
I will stop now before this get too long and too odd and will attempt to start on my maths homework. End of exams seems to signal the start of ever increasing homework load.
So I watched Lemony Snicket: A series of Unfortunate events today and it was really very good, although strange. Want to read the books now. It was fun, I dIdn't have a clue about the storyline or anything, so it was all new and surprising. It is odd to watch something you are clueless about, I hardly ever do, I adore spoilers but for this I hadn't even seen a trailer. I think I will not spoil myself about HBP or GoF, it would be better if I don't already know everything funny and all the changes and who dies. I am one of those people who read the last page straight after the first and that won't be easy, but I knew Sirius had died when reading OotP and I kept waiting to see him die and it kind or ruined it, I think. So this is like my resolutiong to avoid spoilers. (Well, at least major ones)
And now more ART! This is so cool, I found it in an old notebook and had to scan it and show you. It was drawn for me 9 years ago! With a black biro by someone that went to some other country to study architecture and I haven't seen in years and years. But it is simply amazing.
Hello! Long time no see. I have just returned from seeing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! I feel a bit weird now, I don’t remember the last time I’ve been so excited about seeing anything or the last time I’ve waited for so long. And now that it’s over I feel a bit deflated, a bit like after OotP. No, don’t get me wrong, I did like it, it is so much better than the first two, and a really great piece of filmmaking. Before I begin my very, very Spoilery review let me just say that I’d read all reviews and spoilers and seen all pictures that I could get my hands on. So I knew about most line changes, different things etc. That was good, for me at least as I was able to enjoy this simply as a film rather than getting frustrated about the little things. Ok, that is a bit of a lie, since I made the mistake of starting to reread the book, only got half way through, which was good, as I didn’t remember the details so well, and therefore less of “Hey, that’s so not canon” ensued. Also, it needed to be longer!
( Now follow the spoilers, and when I say SPOILERS, I mean it. Please don’t read if you don’t want to know everything about it!! Also, I make no promises of a coherent, structured review, have attempted to do one, but then I kept remembering more )