shinyjenni: Gary, Miranda and Stevie behind the joke shop desk (such fun)
- I have Experienced Doctor Who. It was awesome. I had a big silly grin on my face all the way through. ♥

- Look what time of year it is again!



You should all go and vote for the characters that I you love the best! Here are some of the people I have been voting for so far:

under this handy cut tag )

I voted for lots of other people too, but have fewer feelings about my choices there. Many of them seem to be either not in with the slightest chance (Teyla! ;_;) or the runaway favourite (Veronica Mars!), for some reason.
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1) Happy birthday to [personal profile] brewsternorth and [livejournal.com profile] black_rider!

2) In my continuing quest not to be in Bristol for long enough to do any housework, I went to Bath at the weekend! I met up with some schoolfriends and we went lion hunting (nb not real lions. Pictures here on facebook!), then played Settlers of Catan until about 2am. This it turns out is an excellent game, and I am not just saying that because Izzy and I won first time, honest.

3) My digibox seems to be working again; it let me watch all of the extended Doctor Who at the Proms on Friday night! And then it let me watch the red-button Backstage at the Proms extra, which was particularly great as I was in it a bit. They did some interviews with people in the queue, of which two were with people I'd met (I can't remember either of their names because I am rubbish, but one was a really good Amy cosplayer and the other was a girl with a fantastic Dalek t-shirt) and there I was in the background, sitting on a wall with my knitting and trying to a) sit up straight and b) look nonch'lant. Exciting stuff!

4) Meh, I think I am pretty much finished with Merlin. spoilers for 3x01 ) I did want to keep watching it because of casting spoilers; spoilers for later episodes ) I think I shall just look at the pretty pictures on tumblr instead.

5) 30 days of Who meme, also in ranty mode... Day 27 – An Episode You Wish Hadn't Been Made )

all the days )
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Argh, I typed a whole entry and then lost it. FAIL.

1.) Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] glinda_penguin and [livejournal.com profile] _catharine_ for the cards! ♥ (also, [livejournal.com profile] glinda_penguin, have you seen this pattern from the new Knitty? I think it will appeal to you!)

2.) I don't know why, but I am terrible at posting and commenting at the weekends. I do read my flist, but something in the back of my mind keeps telling me that interneting at the weekends doesn't count. Sorry!

3.) Sat up til 1am on Friday night finishing The Book Thief, which I really recommend: it was amazing. The prose is deceptively simple, and the book is absolutely heartbreaking. (Seriously, consider this a warning: I was sobbing by the end, and would advise against reading the last hundred pages or so in public.)

4.) Also, Merlin happened. (This is the bit of my post that I am most annoyed about losing and having to retype.) spoilers )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (ace seven)
- Thoughts on this week's Merlin first, so anyone who hasn't caught up yet can skip them: spoilers )

- Then I watched the Children in Need Merlin special, which was much more cheerierer. spoilers )

- On Friday night I went to see The Winter's Tale at the Tobacco Factory. I've studied it but never seen it before, so I was really looking forward to it. And I wasn't disappointed - it was a great production. The change in tone between the acts was a little jarring, but I think that's a fault of the play, which is pretty much a mini-tragedy with a mini-comedy smushed onto the end, and the production handled it very well: the comedy shenanigans were excellent. ("Aha, I shall put on this ridiculous hat and this eye-patch, there is no way my son shall see through that!" And indeed he doesn't.) The same actress played Mamillius and Perdita, which was an interesting choice, though it may have been driven more by the size of the cast that anything else - there was a lot of doubling up. Antigonus was lovely - there are no spoilers so old I will not cut for them )

- Jess and Vanky stayed over on Friday night, and on Saturday we went and played ADVENTURE GOLF at Cabot Circus. Great fun, even though I lost. Again.
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- Thoughts on this week's Merlin first, so anyone who hasn't caught up yet can skip them: spoilers )

- Then I watched the Children in Need Merlin special, which was much more cheerierer. spoilers )

- On Friday night I went to see The Winter's Tale at the Tobacco Factory. I've studied it but never seen it before, so I was really looking forward to it. And I wasn't disappointed - it was a great production. The change in tone between the acts was a little jarring, but I think that's a fault of the play, which is pretty much a mini-tragedy with a mini-comedy smushed onto the end, and the production handled it very well: the comedy shenanigans were excellent. ("Aha, I shall put on this ridiculous hat and this eye-patch, there is no way my son shall see through that!" And indeed he doesn't.) The same actress played Mamillius and Perdita, which was an interesting choice, though it may have been driven more by the size of the cast that anything else - there was a lot of doubling up. Antigonus was lovely - there are no spoilers so old I will not cut for them )

- Jess and Vanky stayed over on Friday night, and on Saturday we went and played ADVENTURE GOLF at Cabot Circus. Great fun, even though I lost. Again.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (lovely merlin team)
- Thoughts on this week's Merlin first, so anyone who hasn't caught up yet can skip them: spoilers )

- Then I watched the Children in Need Merlin special, which was much more cheerierer. spoilers )

- On Friday night I went to see The Winter's Tale at the Tobacco Factory. I've studied it but never seen it before, so I was really looking forward to it. And I wasn't disappointed - it was a great production. The change in tone between the acts was a little jarring, but I think that's a fault of the play, which is pretty much a mini-tragedy with a mini-comedy smushed onto the end, and the production handled it very well: the comedy shenanigans were excellent. ("Aha, I shall put on this ridiculous hat and this eye-patch, there is no way my son shall see through that!" And indeed he doesn't.) The same actress played Mamillius and Perdita, which was an interesting choice, though it may have been driven more by the size of the cast that anything else - there was a lot of doubling up. Antigonus was lovely - there are no spoilers so old I will not cut for them )

- Jess and Vanky stayed over on Friday night, and on Saturday we went and played ADVENTURE GOLF at Cabot Circus. Great fun, even though I lost. Again.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (lovely merlin team)
Merlin was proper good this week, I thought. HOWEVER. spoilers )

(I did not watch The Waters of Mars; I find it much easier to be zen about New Who if I don't watch too much of it, also I cannot stand Ten. I watched The Sontaran Experiment instead, which was not that great but anything featuring the Four-Sarah-Harry team is A-OK by me.)

I worked on Saturday (and also ended up doing the late shift on Friday night), which was actually quite good as it was blowing a gale and tipping down with rain, so it was nice to be somewhere warm and dry. And when I arrived on Saturday morning there was a Mysterious Amazon Parcel waiting for me. "Strange," I mused, "I don't remember ordering anything. Am I maybe ordering things in my sleep now? That is not good." But it wasn't that - it was in fact a present from [livejournal.com profile] sparra and Mr. [livejournal.com profile] sparra (squee, thank you!)! So that was a v. cheering way to start the day. And then I checked my email and found my invitation to the Archive of Our Own had arrived! (I was 18th in the queue, hence the speediness.) I haven't done much with it yet apart from upload my fics and look around a bit, but it is so pretty and user friendly and well organised! I LOVE IT.
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Merlin was proper good this week, I thought. HOWEVER. spoilers )

(I did not watch The Waters of Mars; I find it much easier to be zen about New Who if I don't watch too much of it, also I cannot stand Ten. I watched The Sontaran Experiment instead, which was not that great but anything featuring the Four-Sarah-Harry team is A-OK by me.)

I worked on Saturday (and also ended up doing the late shift on Friday night), which was actually quite good as it was blowing a gale and tipping down with rain, so it was nice to be somewhere warm and dry. And when I arrived on Saturday morning there was a Mysterious Amazon Parcel waiting for me. "Strange," I mused, "I don't remember ordering anything. Am I maybe ordering things in my sleep now? That is not good." But it wasn't that - it was in fact a present from [livejournal.com profile] sparra and Mr. [livejournal.com profile] sparra (squee, thank you!)! So that was a v. cheering way to start the day. And then I checked my email and found my invitation to the Archive of Our Own had arrived! (I was 18th in the queue, hence the speediness.) I haven't done much with it yet apart from upload my fics and look around a bit, but it is so pretty and user friendly and well organised! I LOVE IT.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (lovely merlin team)
Merlin was proper good this week, I thought. HOWEVER. spoilers )

(I did not watch The Waters of Mars; I find it much easier to be zen about New Who if I don't watch too much of it, also I cannot stand Ten. I watched The Sontaran Experiment instead, which was not that great but anything featuring the Four-Sarah-Harry team is A-OK by me.)

I worked on Saturday (and also ended up doing the late shift on Friday night), which was actually quite good as it was blowing a gale and tipping down with rain, so it was nice to be somewhere warm and dry. And when I arrived on Saturday morning there was a Mysterious Amazon Parcel waiting for me. "Strange," I mused, "I don't remember ordering anything. Am I maybe ordering things in my sleep now? That is not good." But it wasn't that - it was in fact a present from [livejournal.com profile] sparra and Mr. [livejournal.com profile] sparra (squee, thank you!)! So that was a v. cheering way to start the day. And then I checked my email and found my invitation to the Archive of Our Own had arrived! (I was 18th in the queue, hence the speediness.) I haven't done much with it yet apart from upload my fics and look around a bit, but it is so pretty and user friendly and well organised! I LOVE IT.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (lovely merlin team)
- Merlin was much better this week, I thought, apart from two things. One wasn't their fault; it was the massive banner plastered over the top of the screen informing me that if I am over 75 I can get help upgrading to digital TV before the switchover. Alas, there was no way of telling it that a) I am not over 75 and b) I have a digibox, it just chooses not to acknowledge the existence of the BBC at this time. The other was their fault and is spoilery: Read more... )

- I was IMDBing Idris Elba last night, as one does, when I suddenly stumbled upon the fact that Vampire Bill from True Blood also played Jack in Ultraviolet (the TV series, not the film. I have not seen the film but I JUDGE IT for not being the TV series). Possibly everyone but me already knew that, but I did not recognise him even a little bit! In my defence he had very different hair ten years ago. Anyway, I also found out that Idris Elba is going to be in a BBC 1 thriller type thing with Paul McGann and Indira Varma. DO WANT.

- The Unbelievable Truth was excellent last night, I had to stop eating a few times because I was laughing so much. Highly recommended. Sadly it was the last one in the series but happily next Monday the new series of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is starting.

- I only have one Anji EDA left, woe! I've been trying to string them out by going back and reading the early Eight 'n' Sam ones which I skipped, and to that end I read The Bodysnatchers a while ago: quite fun, but it got a bit unnecessarily gory, grr. And I am trying to like Sam, because I feel guilty about hating her so much and I know I'm going to warm to her later on, but she was still quite annoying. I assumed she was joking when she asked, of Victorian Londoners, something along the lines of "haven't they heard of global warming?", but from the context... possibly she wasn't.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (buffy and cordy shocked)
- Merlin was much better this week, I thought, apart from two things. One wasn't their fault; it was the massive banner plastered over the top of the screen informing me that if I am over 75 I can get help upgrading to digital TV before the switchover. Alas, there was no way of telling it that a) I am not over 75 and b) I have a digibox, it just chooses not to acknowledge the existence of the BBC at this time. The other was their fault and is spoilery: Read more... )

- I was IMDBing Idris Elba last night, as one does, when I suddenly stumbled upon the fact that Vampire Bill from True Blood also played Jack in Ultraviolet (the TV series, not the film. I have not seen the film but I JUDGE IT for not being the TV series). Possibly everyone but me already knew that, but I did not recognise him even a little bit! In my defence he had very different hair ten years ago. Anyway, I also found out that Idris Elba is going to be in a BBC 1 thriller type thing with Paul McGann and Indira Varma. DO WANT.

- The Unbelievable Truth was excellent last night, I had to stop eating a few times because I was laughing so much. Highly recommended. Sadly it was the last one in the series but happily next Monday the new series of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is starting.

- I only have one Anji EDA left, woe! I've been trying to string them out by going back and reading the early Eight 'n' Sam ones which I skipped, and to that end I read The Bodysnatchers a while ago: quite fun, but it got a bit unnecessarily gory, grr. And I am trying to like Sam, because I feel guilty about hating her so much and I know I'm going to warm to her later on, but she was still quite annoying. I assumed she was joking when she asked, of Victorian Londoners, something along the lines of "haven't they heard of global warming?", but from the context... possibly she wasn't.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
- Merlin was much better this week, I thought, apart from two things. One wasn't their fault; it was the massive banner plastered over the top of the screen informing me that if I am over 75 I can get help upgrading to digital TV before the switchover. Alas, there was no way of telling it that a) I am not over 75 and b) I have a digibox, it just chooses not to acknowledge the existence of the BBC at this time. The other was their fault and is spoilery: Read more... )

- I was IMDBing Idris Elba last night, as one does, when I suddenly stumbled upon the fact that Vampire Bill from True Blood also played Jack in Ultraviolet (the TV series, not the film. I have not seen the film but I JUDGE IT for not being the TV series). Possibly everyone but me already knew that, but I did not recognise him even a little bit! In my defence he had very different hair ten years ago. Anyway, I also found out that Idris Elba is going to be in a BBC 1 thriller type thing with Paul McGann and Indira Varma. DO WANT.

- The Unbelievable Truth was excellent last night, I had to stop eating a few times because I was laughing so much. Highly recommended. Sadly it was the last one in the series but happily next Monday the new series of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is starting.

- I only have one Anji EDA left, woe! I've been trying to string them out by going back and reading the early Eight 'n' Sam ones which I skipped, and to that end I read The Bodysnatchers a while ago: quite fun, but it got a bit unnecessarily gory, grr. And I am trying to like Sam, because I feel guilty about hating her so much and I know I'm going to warm to her later on, but she was still quite annoying. I assumed she was joking when she asked, of Victorian Londoners, something along the lines of "haven't they heard of global warming?", but from the context... possibly she wasn't.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (lovely merlin team)
HELLO GMT HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU! This morning I was awake enough to finish my book before I had to get up. THIS NEVER HAPPENS WITH BST.

Book in question was The Levant Trilogy, the second half of Fortunes of War, and it was excellent: I recommend both it, the first half (The Balkan Trilogy) and the 1987 TV version with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh to all and sundry. It's about a young married couple, Guy and Harriet Pringle, who are sent out to Romania early in the second world war (Guy is an English teacher), are evacuated from there to Athens, then escape to Cairo, but the war, although it is behind most of their actions, isn't really the main subject of the books (it's more prominent in The Levant Trilogy, where a new main character, a soldier, is introduced) - it's more about their lives and their relationship with each other and the people around them. It's very unsentimental, which I liked.

Edinburgh was lovely. It is a very fine-looking city and I took many photos. Also it did not rain all the time! The Mother and I did many touristy things. I think my favourite was the tour of the new Scottish Parliament building, which was v. interesting and something we probably wouldn't have done without Jess's recommendation, so thank you Jess! We were also very impressed with the National Museum of Scotland, though we felt it could have been laid out better as some of the floors were a bit of a maze. We had some very nice meals, too, particularly on the last day: we went to the Elephant House (JKR's old stomping ground) for lunch and the Vincaffé for tea. YUM.

The journey there was fine, though it did get off to a bad start on Thursday morning when I thought "hmm, I'd better just check that my railcard is where it always is... oh, it isn't. RIGHT." But I got to the station in time to get a replacement, with a much better photo as an added bonus. The journey back was much longer and by the time I got to Cheltenham I was feeling a bit "BRING ME MY FAINTING COUCH, I HAVE THE VAPOURS." But then I went back to my parents' house and ate a lovely roast dinner what The Father had cooked, which quite restored my spirits for the journey back to Bristol.

Whilst I was on holiday I watched this week's Merlin, and though it was terribly fun and all that... I don't know. I think possibly I am viewing last season through rose coloured specs, but I can't help feel that this season has been not as good. spoilers for all aired episodes )

And finally, a meme: The problem with LJ Dreamwidth: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about one another. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (lovely merlin team)
HELLO GMT HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU! This morning I was awake enough to finish my book before I had to get up. THIS NEVER HAPPENS WITH BST.

Book in question was The Levant Trilogy, the second half of Fortunes of War, and it was excellent: I recommend both it, the first half (The Balkan Trilogy) and the 1987 TV version with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh to all and sundry. It's about a young married couple, Guy and Harriet Pringle, who are sent out to Romania early in the second world war (Guy is an English teacher), are evacuated from there to Athens, then escape to Cairo, but the war, although it is behind most of their actions, isn't really the main subject of the books (it's more prominent in The Levant Trilogy, where a new main character, a soldier, is introduced) - it's more about their lives and their relationship with each other and the people around them. It's very unsentimental, which I liked.

Edinburgh was lovely. It is a very fine-looking city and I took many photos. Also it did not rain all the time! The Mother and I did many touristy things. I think my favourite was the tour of the new Scottish Parliament building, which was v. interesting and something we probably wouldn't have done without Jess's recommendation, so thank you Jess! We were also very impressed with the National Museum of Scotland, though we felt it could have been laid out better as some of the floors were a bit of a maze. We had some very nice meals, too, particularly on the last day: we went to the Elephant House (JKR's old stomping ground) for lunch and the Vincaffé for tea. YUM.

The journey there was fine, though it did get off to a bad start on Thursday morning when I thought "hmm, I'd better just check that my railcard is where it always is... oh, it isn't. RIGHT." But I got to the station in time to get a replacement, with a much better photo as an added bonus. The journey back was much longer and by the time I got to Cheltenham I was feeling a bit "BRING ME MY FAINTING COUCH, I HAVE THE VAPOURS." But then I went back to my parents' house and ate a lovely roast dinner what The Father had cooked, which quite restored my spirits for the journey back to Bristol.

Whilst I was on holiday I watched this week's Merlin, and though it was terribly fun and all that... I don't know. I think possibly I am viewing last season through rose coloured specs, but I can't help feel that this season has been not as good. spoilers for all aired episodes )

And finally, a meme: The problem with LJ: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about one another. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
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HELLO GMT HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU! This morning I was awake enough to finish my book before I had to get up. THIS NEVER HAPPENS WITH BST.

Book in question was The Levant Trilogy, the second half of Fortunes of War, and it was excellent: I recommend both it, the first half (The Balkan Trilogy) and the 1987 TV version with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh to all and sundry. It's about a young married couple, Guy and Harriet Pringle, who are sent out to Romania early in the second world war (Guy is an English teacher), are evacuated from there to Athens, then escape to Cairo, but the war, although it is behind most of their actions, isn't really the main subject of the books (it's more prominent in The Levant Trilogy, where a new main character, a soldier, is introduced) - it's more about their lives and their relationship with each other and the people around them. It's very unsentimental, which I liked.

Edinburgh was lovely. It is a very fine-looking city and I took many photos. Also it did not rain all the time! The Mother and I did many touristy things. I think my favourite was the tour of the new Scottish Parliament building, which was v. interesting and something we probably wouldn't have done without Jess's recommendation, so thank you Jess! We were also very impressed with the National Museum of Scotland, though we felt it could have been laid out better as some of the floors were a bit of a maze. We had some very nice meals, too, particularly on the last day: we went to the Elephant House (JKR's old stomping ground) for lunch and the Vincaffé for tea. YUM.

The journey there was fine, though it did get off to a bad start on Thursday morning when I thought "hmm, I'd better just check that my railcard is where it always is... oh, it isn't. RIGHT." But I got to the station in time to get a replacement, with a much better photo as an added bonus. The journey back was much longer and by the time I got to Cheltenham I was feeling a bit "BRING ME MY FAINTING COUCH, I HAVE THE VAPOURS." But then I went back to my parents' house and ate a lovely roast dinner what The Father had cooked, which quite restored my spirits for the journey back to Bristol.

Whilst I was on holiday I watched this week's Merlin, and though it was terribly fun and all that... I don't know. I think possibly I am viewing last season through rose coloured specs, but I can't help feel that this season has been not as good. spoilers for all aired episodes )

And finally, a meme: The problem with LJ: We all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about one another. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
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[livejournal.com profile] silly_cleo gave me Discworld, the Merlin OT4 of happy, Cheltenham, Wolfsbane and crafts in that five things meme approximately three hundred years ago; I have been working on my answers ever since and here they finally are.

Discworld )

the Merlin OT4 of happy )

Cheltenham )

Wolfsbane )

crafts )
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[livejournal.com profile] silly_cleo gave me Discworld, the Merlin OT4 of happy, Cheltenham, Wolfsbane and crafts in that five things meme approximately three hundred years ago; I have been working on my answers ever since and here they finally are.

Discworld )

the Merlin OT4 of happy )

Cheltenham )

Wolfsbane )

crafts )

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