Jul. 22nd, 2012 08:59 pm
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I'm not even really sure what this post is for, I just sort of feel like making one? It's been a while. I feel like I've been really ~absent, actually, because I went on holiday and I didn't have much time online because I was too busy being lost in the Scottish countryside and chasing rogue chickens and getting addicted to Bananagrams and playing 'Cow' (a game in which you shout "cow!" when you see a cow). Action-packed vacation, I know. Anyway ever since I've been back I've felt sort of overwhelmed by the internet? And I feel all out of practice with writing, even though it really hasn't been that long? But I'm working on a short little something at the moment and hopefully it'll be finished really soon. :)

OH AND ALSO, LJ is doing this super weird thing where it basically refuses to use the icons I want it to use? Like, I'll select one, and it'll be like NOPE and default to my Anton Yelchin one instead. IDK WHY, I think it's just a glitch, but yeah, if I respond to any of your comments with an Anton Yelchin icon even when it has no relevance whatsoever...that'll be why. I even tried deleting all my icons and re-uploading them and IT DIDN'T WORK. And also I have a suspicion that anyone who tracks my journal might have been notified about that, so uh, sincere apologies if you got a ridiculous amount of messages just because I was obsessively trying to sort this out.

Apparently I really don't have anything interesting to say here but I wanted to reassure you guys that I am still alive and like, around, if anybody wants to talk? I do get sort of scared by this fandom every now and then because of my social anxiety and it can be hard to deal with and some days I'm just like WOW I CAN'T, but for the most part things are still awesome. ♥

I'm gonna finish this off by recommending that you listen to Ed Sheeran's cover of 'Pony' by Ginuwine, and look at this picture of a guinea pig. But not at the same time. That might be a bit weird.


May. 30th, 2012 10:58 pm
hardparade: (celeb; simon)



spoiler warning for 'Numb' if you're planning to see it and don't want to know what he talks about )

I just looked at my Simon Amstell tag and it turns out I titled my entry about 'Do Nothing' with hearteyes as well. FIGURES.

(More One Direction posts to come in the next few days, don't worry. XD)
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So I promised a few people that I would update about The Kills concert last week, and this is that post. I'm afraid it won't be very interesting. I mean, nothing earth-shattering happened, and I didn't take any photos, so the gist will probably be something like "It was good! They played some songs and I enjoyed them! But I got the hiccups. Sadface."

I'm trying to focus on the good things though because—well, with my social anxiety, and the fact that I rarely leave the house these days, it was difficult. I mean, I knew it would be difficult, so I was kind of prepared, but I just have the tendency to fixate on every negative thing until the event becomes this awful thing in my mind. But it wasn't! I just need to keep reminding myself I'm being ridiculous.

So here we go. )

In other news, I have been alone in the house since Wednesday lunchtime and will continue to be until Tuesday morning, because my Mum is on holiday. I have cats to keep me company, and I've had phone calls from various family members (including my grandparents—even the ones in the US, bless them), and I'm no longer thinking I'm going to die whenever I hear a tiny noise at night, but I'm still kinda going stir crazy. *clings to you all* KEEP ME ENTERTAINED? Let's talk about Kills fic that I should write.
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HI. Have I mentioned I'm moving house on Monday? You might recall that I moved house last summer. You might also think I wouldn't be particularly enthusiastic about having to do it all again, and you would be correct. :/

This has always been the plan, actually, because of...idk, something I don't really understand that has to do with money. And it's not that I'm particularly attached to this house now or anything, it's just that we've stayed for longer than we intended to, so now I'm kind of settled. AND I HAVE TO PACK ALL MY SHIT UP ALL OVER AGAIN. Sigh.

I've just spent hours at the new house cleaning and looking vaguely like a pirate while doing so (the only thing for me to tie my hair back with was like, some kind of bandana my Mum had fashioned out of an old shirt). And now I'm tiiiired.

But I had to make this post because it has come to my attention that William Moseley has not, in fact, dropped off the face of the earth:

He has, however, made some terrible decisions regarding his hair. WHAT IS THAT, WILL? I like him with longer hair, I really do, but not...styled like that. Anyway, apparently he was ~shopping in Hollywood~ and he's going to be in a movie with Hilary Duff. What? I don't even know.
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Yeah, I'm gonna be posting about The Kills more now.

Also hi and everything and I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a good one. I spent it in Liverpool with my Mum, my sister, and her girlfriend. It was Anna's birthday, and we went to the safari park and she got presents like bath crayons and fuzzy felts and those magic washcloths that expand when you put them in water. ...She turned 25. I love my sister. ♥


EDIT #2: I am so organised, you guys. )
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ONE YEAR CLOSER TO 18. Or probably like...65, mentally. Oh, Nick. You strange man-child, you.

No picspam because I'm kinda suffering from the post-birthday blues today, but feel free to celebrate in this post if you feel inclined!

I had a pretty good birthday myself, but I'm lacking in a social life these days so it was rather uneventful. I might go to the cinema this weekend with my bff though (to see 500 Days of Summer, YES!!). And I got some cool presents, including THIS incredible artwork from the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] eryslash, omg. ♥ There are also various chocolatey things in the fridge leftover from yesterday, so I'm gonna go devour them. Thanks everybody for the birthday wishes. ♥
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Ask me my fannish Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.

I NEED TO DO THIS SO THAT I DON'T JUST IGNORE LJ ALL TOGETHER. It seems like we're gonna be moving house next week, so things are pretty chaotic and crazy and I've just been kind of OFF, lately. I'm so sorry, you guys. ♥

If you need a list of fandoms/pairings to ask me about, check my profile. :)

I'm still watching House pretty obsessively. I watched the end of S4 last night and was a sobbing mess for a while. MY GOD. I still haven't quite recovered. I cry at TV shows and films pretty often, but not usually quite that hard. It was incredibly powerful. And now I can read any fic that's pre-S5, in case anyone has any recs? :D
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First of all, MOAR KITTEN NEWS. My Dad's friend came to pick up Sid and it turns out Sid is a girl, haha. And then I was all "SO what are we doing about Alphonso?" and apparently, WE'RE KEEPING HIM. AS WELL AS SKANDAR. :D :D :D

Except they were like "but the name Alphonso seriously has to go!" haha, and now he's Caspian. :/ I AM UNSURE ABOUT IT. I like it because it fits with the Narnia theme and it's a pretty cool name, and he does kind of look like a Caspian, but...I AM NOT A CASPIAN FAN, REALLY.

The woman who came to get Sid brought her teenage daughter and when my Dad was talking about names we'd considered, he mentioned Caspian and the girl was like "OMG AFTER CASPIAN IN THE NARNIA MOVIE? HE IS SOOOO CUTE." And she started talking to me about him and I was like >:( and nearly got into a whole Skandarwin vs. Bin Bons argument with her, but managed to contain myself.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] hedonisticated is awesome and brought this video of the National Movie Awards arrivals to my attention:

She helpfully included the times that the Narnia cast appear! Will appears around 0:40 and does his usual red-carpet-puzzled expression but then smiles. ♥ Then they all wander and sign things for a bit. GOD, SKANDAR'S SMIRK. At about 1:14 Anna walks up to Will and he puts his arm around her and kisses her on the cheek and it's adorable. Anna runs her fingers through her hair around 1:17 and it is HOT, and then at 1:30 Georgie bounces up and down and is cute. Anna is hot again at 1:55 as she looks over her shoulder while posing for photos, and then they appear again at 3:00 and get their names yelled incessantly. ENJOY, BBS.
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I'm thinking of moving all my fic back from InsaneJournal. I moved it over there when all that drama was happening a while back, but it seems like it's calmed down now and actually, now that I think about it, LJ would probably have just as much of a problem with me regularly linking to fic about incest and underage sex etc, as they would with me actually posting it here. I don't know. It'll be a big job, but I just prefer the way things look on LJ and it's a lot easier not to have to cross-post everything.

Also, I think you should all know that you are ridiculously awesome. [livejournal.com profile] thisissirius revealed [livejournal.com profile] tapsandvietnam to me last night, and I was in a sort of state of shock for a few hours because I was so happy and flattered. Some of it actually made me start to cry. The relationships I have with people in fandom now are what I've always wanted, and the reveal of that community could not have come at a better time. I can't thank you enough. ♥

I was going to tell you all the things I'm working on at the moment but I don't want to jinx it, I always seem to do that. Instead I'll tell you that the Will/Skandar project is very close to its start. Communities have been made, names have been given, and there is discussion happening. So expect that soon! Even if it might take us all another few weeks to actually get something written. XD

I bought this dress and this pair of shoes from New Look to wear to Granny's birthday party. I've wanted shoes like that for the longest time, so I still can't get over them, haha. I keep trying them on and then taking them right back off again. I can't work out what tights to wear with the outfit though. I don't want to wear black ones because it'll all look a bit dark and boring, so I was thinking maybe a colour? I have purple, orange, dark green, and these red tartan ones that might work. I don't know.

I didn't get to sleep until 6:30 this morning, I don't know how that happened. I don't even know what I spent all that time doing. It's weird.

I might post a picspam later. :)

EDIT: I have just moved like, 95% of my fic back onto LJ! The only ones I left were some old HP fics, I might move them over later but I got bored. XD
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This surprises me, but I can't quite work out how I feel about it. :/ I expected it to be more amazing than it was, maybe. Which isn't to say I didn't enjoy it or whatever because I did, it was really good. I just...I don't know. Maybe it's not 'my kind of movie' but I hate saying that because I don't feel like I have really specific taste in movies. I got kind of confused because I know next to nothing about Batman in general, but I went with three people who know quite a bit, and had seen the movie before, so that helped.

Some of this is probably spoilery. )

What else have I been doing? I went into town today for like the first time in ages, and I got a really pretty dress for my Granny's party, and also some trousers which sort of fit and sort of don't, I think I just need to wear them in. It's so annoying, I kept seeing things I wanted, but I don't have any money now. D: I really want more icons on LJ, because I so don't have enough Narnia ones and it upsets me. I suppose I should probably get a job. Idk.

Also, it's taken me WAY TOO LONG (as in like, two years) to realise that I like Tegan and Sara. I don't know why, but I'm glad I did realise eventually. They're really good.


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