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OMG I leave for London in about 30 hours!

I am mostly sorted. Need to pack, book a shuttle/taxi for my lovely 5:30am check-in and sort out a little bit of cash and I actually think that's it. Got a good deal on some mini travel guides for Rome and Barcelona today (there's a Roy Lichtenstein statue in Barcelona, must track it down), ended up buying Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies for the plane, and washed all the things.

TV things:

1. I don't think I've watched a show on ABC in years, but after reading some Fall TV Previews I know I'm definitely going to check out The Last Resort and maybe Nashville. Not sure if there's anything else that really grabs me. I am hearing good things about Elementary. Maybe Arrow although also maybe not.

Continuing shows I'll be watching: Community, Parks and Rec, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0 (at least at first because Steve feelings and Christine Lahti is pretty great), Fringe and Homeland.

2. The Thick of It S4 started this week. \o/ It was funny but I am looking forward to Malcolm. Oh yes.

3. Tumblr gifs and goddamn Rupert Graves might have lead me to obtain the Dr Who eps I haven't seen yet. *sigh*

Fic things:

I also wrote fic. Kid fic even. (sort of)

Little League (1552 words) by faviconaworldinside
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Suits (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Donna Paulsen/Harvey Specter
Characters: Harvey Specter, Donna Paulsen
Summary:

Harvey meets Donna's niece.

Damn this show.

I meant to tidy my room hours ago and I really should do it now. Gonna blast music (with headphones) and just get it done. Need to make sure I have some things for the trip and not exactly sure where they are. I definitely have a NZ -> UK adapter somewhere ...

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I had not one but two job interviews today. Ugh. The first one was okay and the second one (which is the second interview for the job I really want) went well, I think, but the more I think about it the more doubts I have. I am so over this job-hunting thing.

However, I did get to spend the rest of the day just wandering around Central London before meeting a friend for coffee at 5:30. Despite the downpour at about 1:30 (so, so glad I bought a new umbrella earlier on in the day), I was having a very 'I Love London' day. Wandered around the British Museum for a bit, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square. I love it.

I also may have, slightly ill-advisedly, bought the first trade of The Umbrella Academy which I read while killing time this afternoon. Overall, I really enjoyed it and am now, of course, keen to read the next one. Damn. You did well, Gerard, you did very well. This is not helping my developing fondness towards you.

The Fringe premiere is probably airing now (in one US time-zone or other)! And actually my job interviews were timed to perfection as I have nothing to do tomorrow and so can watch it as soon as possible! I am pretty excited about it!

I have been reading many, many positive reviews and people (critics and those on TV/geek blogs) saying awesome things about the show. I hope the ratings reflect the positivity in some way, as I still remain a trifle nervous about its survival given that this is FOX, but then again, they've kept it around this long so maybe it's okay, and apparently it has very high DVR ratings and it is in one insane time-slot. Will be interesting to see how it goes anyway.

Josh Fringe links:

1. Awesome Josh interview: The interviewer it a tiny bit of a fangirl (in a good way) and there's a lot of teasing about Dawson's Creek and the like and at one point he says: 'Some of it was bullshit. But it was glorious bullshit.' <3
2. Cute cast interview (minus Anna, who I guess was filming): Short, but the question about what people are like on set is totally worth it if you're a Josh fan. He's ridiculous.

Other links:

1. Super cute Barbara Gordon fanart. Babs <3
2. Jon Stewart on Bill O'Reilly. He gets some pretty awesome calls in. Also his appearance on Oprah (which sadly reminded me how much Oprah bugs me) was pretty adorable too.
3. They've changed the IMDB profile pages. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. I will have to investigate further. I liked an actor's whole filmography on the page without having to click, damnit. (It's Victor Garber's because well, he's pretty awesome, and I was trying to figure out why he was in a photo with Kristen Bell).

Not a link:

There is not enough time in the day to get through all the awesome Inception fic I want to read. I always have many tabs of fic open I never get to. *sigh*
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I meant to post this !!!! post last night, but I got distracted, but basically it boils down to the internet and being a fan was all sorts of awesome last night.

1. Fringe 3 minute promo of epic epicness. Seriously. I just ... it needs to be Thursday right this minute.

Embedded below - sort of spoilery for the first two eps of S3 )

The first two eps have also been getting some insanely good reviews, including this one by Charlie-Jane at io9. I am ... optimistic, and happy for the show, because it deserves a little recognition (not specifically from io9 but the wider media in general), and while I'm asking for things, John Noble needs a nomination of some sort. C'mon Golden Globe voters, you're bandwagon jumpers. ;)

2. Do I need to mention that I loved the last two episodes of The Daily Show? Well, I did. A whole heap. I wish I lived in the US. I would so be there. Also, Jon flirting with Jon Hamm! That was amazing.

3. Via an ONTD post I got pointed at the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau and it looks pretty cool. Matt Damon, John Slattery, sort of sci-fi, characters that remind me too much of The Observers ... looks interesting.

I think that's it. I should get up and get ready. I did have no plans this weekend. Now I'm going to Windsor Castle today (pricy, which isn't ideal, but it's on my to-do list of tourist-y things to see) and meeting up with a friend tomorrow. Also, it seems to be sunny. Win.
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Feeling a bit blah, but need to go out and be social in a bit, which might be interesting. Also need to decide quickly if I want to go to Portsmouth tomorrow to see the HMS Victory and the sea. The sea! I really want to get out of London for the day, but the weather is supposed to be sort of average and maybe it would be best to leave it for a better day. I think the sea is going to win me over though ... I really miss living on the coast.

Also, I should be getting excited about Belgium/Netherlands/Scotland but there might be strikes at a few UK airports that weekend including you guessed it, the one I fly from on the Friday night. *sigh* I cannot tell you how much I hope that gets worked out because my whole week trip depends on me being in Brussels, so if is a strike, I still have to get there, and I don't want to book anything too far in advance as a back-up and then have the strike get worked out and be out a lot of money. Heathrow closed. On a Bank Holiday weekend. I .... they've got to stop that surely? *headdesk* Things like this make me wonder why I came over, and no I don't really mean that, but still, it crosses my mind. Wellington seemed so much easier.

The most recent Mad Men episode was awesome. Awesome women FTW )

It's perhaps a bad sign that the last Sherlock episode is sitting paused about a third of the way through in another tab, isn't it? I feel like I should be enjoying this so much more, and it's not that I dislike it, it just wasn't holding my attention before. *shrugs*

Wow, I need to tidy my room, but I can't see that happening somehow.

And because it's been a while and that music meme doesn't seem to be happening:

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really. And I will answer them in a comment.

Shower time now, I think. Yes.

Oh, one happy thing. I've been helping out with testing and the like for AO3, and there is a tutorial now up about running a gift exchange challenge that I wrote. :D

Random Josh Jackson link: sitting beside Big Bird being interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel. Seriously. That must have been so surreal. Josh just seemed incredibly amused.
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Had a good weekend, the highlight of which was seeing Henry VIII performed at the Globe. So, so cool and really good performances. However, while I was glad to be standing and in the action, I would pay for a seat next time, because I'd been out all day and that was a lot of standing.

Did very little on Sunday. Did watch the Hungarian GP though, which was exciting in places, but oh, it was not McLaren's day. Also any shred of fannishness I had towards Michael Schumacher has gone after that move against Reubens. To be honest, I cannot remember why I was a fan in the first place.

I also continued on my path of insanity. As a indication of such, I present this list:

Things Joshua Jackson has done that have in no way, not at all, helped my somewhat ridiculous crush on him: a combined list/picspam )

Also, Josh aside, and talking of Fringe more generally, I seem to be shuffling around on Peter/Olivia.

For example, I don't like Coldplay, at all really, but part of me really does like this Peter/Olvia vid (Spoilers up to the end of S2). Coldplay 'shipper vids ... oh, brain. *shakes head* (To be fair, this one of their songs I find the least annoying). I think it has a lot to do with the prettiness that is Josh and Anna, and Josh's ability to have chemistry with pretty much everyone and everything. (I know Josh is not a big Peter/Olivia 'shipper and doesn't really want to do the romantic lead thing - fair enough, he's sort of done it to death in Dawson's Creek - but he's just so good at it).

I don't know. Like I said, I'm shuffling.

Mad Men: Christmas Comes But Once a Year )

True Blood to watch. Probably will before I go to bed, but I'm not expecting great things.

Also this happened before:

Flatmate: We have a new stove. Yay we're not going to die. (We had a gas leak, a small one, from the stove, long story).
Me: Yes, we're not going to die ... today ... caused by a gas leak. Wow, that got a little depressing. Sorry.

I really should catch up on the music meme.
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1. I wasn't doing anything during the day yesterday so I went along to the Spaced Finger Gun Flash mob. So glad I did. A couple of hundred people just milling around Trafalgar Square and then this happens in the middle. It was a little on the short side, but so cool. And yes, that is a preacher you can hear in the background, it made the whole thing just a little bit surreal. I <3 London.

I was having a very I <3 London day yesterday actually. There's just always something going on and it has the variety that I adore about large cities. I've only been here 8 months and have 16 to go, but already the thought of leaving is making me sad.

2. How did I not know this John Sheppard vid to Poker Face existed before? OMG it's perfect. <3

3. Malcolm Tucker UK election briefing.

Talking to the manifesto children in the war room, they are all very excited about optimism. I don't know where they found it but now they've opened the pot they want to smear it over everything. The New Britain. An Internet. A train like those we have seen on our holidays, that goes. A knowledge-based carbon-fibre tennis-racket economy. A windmill. A new dawn. Give our nuclear subs to the French. My take is – yeah, fine. Maybe. But remember your key attributes: not JFK skipping through the flowers spraying Clinton juice all over everyone. No – the glowering maniac in the boarded-up house who, if we're lucky, people might just about believe is the only one who can remember where the bank statements are kept. That's the core strategy.

Not quite as profane as Malcolm is (understandably as it's on the website of one of the largest UK newspapers) but amusing all the same. ;)

4. I may have gone a leeetle crazy at the Threadless $10 sale, but, but $10! I brought three t-shirts, Gentlemen Love Light Swords (light. sabers, how I don't have a t-shirt with them on by now I don't know), We've Got Some Work to Do Now (Velma meets the zombie apocalypse. Velma was always my favourite Scooby Doo character), When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (dinosaurs, with a map, dressed up like medieval lords and generals!). <3 Threadless.

5. Arsenal drew Barcelona in the Champions League. :( Bad for any number of reasons, mostly because I think we'll lose, and they're my second favourites because of Thierry Henry. *sigh* I still don't think we're going to end this season with any silverware.

6. Muse's performance at SXSW looked amazing. I just love pro-shot stuff of their shows. Guh. It would have been more amazing had the whole show been on there like it was supposed to be, but at least the two songs they got were good ones - Stockholm Syndrome and Knights of Cydonia - with the awesome harmonica intro. I feared it would be Resistance, which I'm very eh about. I <3 them.

Have done very little today bar going grocery shopping. Finally closed a gazillion tabs in Firefox, and got angry at it's ridiculous memory/CPU usage. Seriously. So, I'm back on Chrome now, before it annoys me in another way. I'll be happy when extensions are installed for the Mac version. Oh, browsers. </ middle class problems>
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I went shopping on Oxford Street today, and I didn't feel like killing anyone ... much. It was actually quite nice, blue skies and sun, coffee and sushi. I needed a new winter coat (yes perhaps not the best time of year to shop for one but anyway) and I got a really nice gray one for a reasonable price. \o/ I love coats. I also got a shirt at H&M (that place is dangerous) and ended up walking past Forbidden Planet (just you know, happened to wander past) and spent less than 3 pounds! I prevailed over those three hard to resist words 'graphic novel sale' and all sorts of Iron Man toys but did end with the latest issue of Invincible Iron Man and a Iron Man button because I am not made of stone! So much awesome in one shop.

I seem to be going through a Tony Stark phase at the moment, as evidenced by all the Iron Man talk above. I've been reading more Marvel fic and read Ultimate Human which has Ultimate Iron Man as written by Warren Ellis. Awesome. I should catch up on more recent Ultimate!verse developments but from what I've see of Ultimates 3, maybe ignorance is bliss.

Swapping universes for a minute spoilers for Invincible Iron Man #24 )

Talking of Warren Ellis, I'm reading his novel Crooked Little Vein at the moment, it's pretty good so far. Trix is awesome.

I seem to be watching classic Jerry Springer shows. I blame my flatmate, he chose it. Someone is getting married on the set. Of course they are. There really is nothing else on, except Alexander and no way in hell am I going through that movie again. I could of course go to my room, but I am sort of enjoying it.

I have all my icons back (welcome back, paid account), but I do really need to redo them.

Also, if anyone has a tumblr/twitter/blip.fm/last.fm account they don't think I follow, feel free to pimp it here. I like adding new people. :)
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It's cooold. It snowed today! Not serious snow, but a light dusting, and there's supposed to be more tomorrow and Friday. Mostly this makes me \o/ because I haven't seen snow in ages, but also a little worried as I have shit to do and I hope it doesn't screw with public transport too much (this is London after all, it doesn't take a lot). Also, I am lacking some appropriate footwear, and did I mention? Cooold. So happy to have central heating.

Doctor Who Special of Never Mind the Buzzcocks's was okay, but not amazing. I hope Catherine Tate was putting some of that ditziness on, but Bernard Cribbins was awesome.

However there was a random Muse related WTF?! moment during the show )

And I did learn that BBC Two are airing David Tennant's RSC Hamlet performance on BBC Two on Boxing Day! Favourite Shakespeare play and one of my favourite actors! Excited! They do Christmas TV well here, I will say that. And John Simm is playing Hamlet as well! Admittedly in Sheffield, but they might bring it down here, or I could go up, I guess.

I also realise I meant to talk about the last Merlin ep, and didn't. Overall, I thought it rocked, and I'm looking forward to seeing where they take it. Also, Emilia Fox was all sort of awesome. Again.

I also seem to have developed a small Gossip Girl thing, and I seem to slightly shipping Nate/Serena. Yes, I know, I know. Serena is almost too stupid to live, but Nate! Also, Chuck and Blair are awesome. Eh, it's entertaining if not the most intellectually stimulating television.
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My temp job ended yesterday. The people were great, and said they were very pleased with my work and would definitely get me back if anything came up, which is really nice to hear. It was cool to work in an office again. It had its downsides (hai tube travel) but the upsides ($, nice central London location and meeting more people) compensated for it. This does however mean I'm out of work again, which sucks. I'm waiting on a call from my recruiter to see if anything else has come up, so fingers crossed.

Being home does mean that I cook more though, which is an upside of sorts. I didn't feel like plain bananas for breakfast, so I Googled and ended up making Thai Fried Bananas which were amazing if oh so bad for me. I also think I overdid the brown sugar a little, and that is saying something. Savoury for the rest of the day, oh yes, well, until I inevitably pour myself a glass of Coke from the bottle in the fridge.

TV wise, The Thick of It (oh, Malcolm) and White Collar (best episode since the pilot) were both awesome this week. I haven't quite got to Merlin yet, or HIMYM or Big Bang Theory ... or University Challenge! (Yes, the last one is actually the most important to me, I have a thing for the snark and incredulity of Jeremy Paxman).

I did however see Muse on Jonathon Ross with Jeremy Clarkson, Peter Kay and Laurence Fishbourne. The post credits sequence was amazing. Pedal cars! BBC F1 theme music! Also, Jonathon Ross always annoyed me, but the more episodes I watch, the less he annoys me. Huh.
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First day of temp job today. It went pretty well (I have a new database to bond with) and the people are nice. But wow, rush hour tube rides are so much fun. *rolls eyes* I have further reasons to be disgruntled about Clapham having three freaking tube stations.

Vid rec: Crazy in Love by [livejournal.com profile] sisabet and Cappy. Merlin/Arthur. Awesome song choice and so much fun.

I saw this A.V Club article on the Best mini-series and made-for-TV movies of the 00's on their Twitter feed and thought to myself 'Gen Kill has to be on this' and not only was it first on the list, but there was ASkars as well! <3

Random brief TV thoughts:

Merlin: The Witchfinder )


White Collar: Book of Hours )


Random Ugly Betty thought - only spoilery till late S4 )


Muse concert on Friday! And new Top Gear and Doctor Who episodes this weekend!

I need to re-do my icons. Oh, yes.
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White Collar 1x02: Threads )

Merlin: Beauty and the Beast Part 2 )

Yes, I do seem to be watching Merlin regularly. It's on iPlayer, it's too easy! And actually pretty enjoyable. Ridiculous, but enjoyable.

Monopoly Crawl was true to my prediction, eventful. Perhaps a little too eventful, sadly. I had a good time for the most part, but at the end at pub 21 (yes, really, and there were still 5 to go) I headed home with my flatmates as we were all a little over it and my feet were killing me.

Yesterday, there was the Abu Dahbi Grand Prix and junk food, and not a lot else. It was awesome. Awesome last few laps too. Aw, Jenson. <3 I was happy for Sebastian Vettel though, I like him, he's cute. Also, Jenson continued his habit of being damn touch-y and adorable. In the interview with the BBC guys at the end he had his arm around DC in parts, fist bumped/shook each of their hands and kissed Eddie Jordan on the cheek. And this after kissing Jake Humphrey on the neck after Brazil. I don't tend to slash in F1, but damn, Jenson, you're not helping!

I keep thinking of an F1 AU while I'm as into it as I am. Maybe for Gen Kill, but I just don't know if it would work.

First Apple Genius appointment today due to my trackpad button being evil. A little excited actually. I wonder if they can do something about the missing J key (long stupid story), it's all still under AppleCare for another year.

Also, it is sunny outside! London, dude, I continue to be impressed. I am told this is very unseasonal, but still, I approve. However, it is getting dark at 5pm now.
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I was looking through this Times article on the top 50 movies of 2010 (Iron Man 2, yesss) and a couple of things intrigued me:

Paul Bettany is playing a fallen angel in Legion. I mean, the movie doesn't look amazing, but I am a sucker for angels (yes, yes, I am tempted by the last season of Supernatural) and Paul Bettany.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. I watched the trailer and it didn't blow me away, but then I headed over to look atthe cast on IMDB and I might just have to go see it. Sean Bean as Zeus, Steve Coogan as Hades, Rosario Dawson as Persephone and Pierce Brosnan as Chiron. However one downside ... Chris Columbus is directing.

I was thinking about this while walking home, and I really do have quite a thing for afterlife and apocalypse myths. Hades, Persephone, Chiron, the Elysian Fields, Anubis, Odin, the Four Horsemen (I love this Dürer woodcut a print of which hung in my high school English department), fallen angels (which is a slightly more tentative link admittedly). I just find them really fascinating.

Also, on my walk I picked up my Muse ticket (\o/) and checked out an awesome bookshop [livejournal.com profile] phoebesmum and others had mentioned. New books, second hand books, it's very pretty, and named after a Bob Dylan song.

In continuing employment drama, I had someone look over my CV who looks at a lot of them, and yeah, I'll be spending some time editing that this afternoon. They made a lot of really good points, and it just makes me wish I'd done this, you know, two months ago. *sigh*

However, in happier news I checked out the Tate Britain on Wednesday, and it's a pretty cool museum. Amazing piece in the central hall, and lots and lots of Turner paintings (a whole huge gallery dedicated to him in fact), which I loved. I just love this paintings, he combines atmospheric paintings, with colour and paintings of the Houses of Parliament and of the Napoleonic Wars and you know, could you hit more of my art buttons, sir?

Monopoly pub crawl tomorrow (which yes, is exactly what it sounds like, there's even a website). Promises to be eventful.

Currently playing with Chrome for Mac. Its a developer version, but it works fairly well and my computer seems to like it better as it doesn't put as much pressure on the fan. However, missing some of my add-ons like my side coloured tabs and Ad Blocker. Oh Ad Blocker, you're awesome.
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This is all a little day in the life, but I feel like rambling. ;)

Day started off a little '!!!' with a job interview/seminar/thing. I think it went okay, but I'm not feeling that confident. It would be a cool place to work though. I spent a lot of the day freaking out about it as joblessness is getting a little more worrying, but found out when I came home that I have an interview with a different company on Friday. So, feeling a little bit less freaked out.

Following the interview I had a pleasant afternoon wandering around Soho (does everyone get incredibly lost around there, or is that just me?), grabbing a beer at a pub with a view down Whitehall and then wandering over the Golden Jubilee bridge to Waterloo, which has an awesome view of the Eye and the Houses of Parliament. I <3 the Houses so, so much. Every time I walk by them I have to stop and just look. My friend and I went on a tour a few weeks ago, and it was amazing. (I do love London quite a lot, and would be a little heartbroken if I had to leave now).

From Waterloo I went to see Kevin Smith's Q&A at the O2 (or rather a smaller theater in the O2 complex, but, dude, that is quite the venue). Kevin was amusing as hell. Yeah, crude and almost a little too honest, but he also is a really interesting, smart guy, and had some great words about George Carlin and all sorts of other topics. The questions overall were not too cringe-worthy actually, I was impressed. We even got a marriage proposal. Craziness. Sadly, I had to leave a little early for tube reasons, although I'm not 100% sure the TFL website was telling me the whole truth on that one.

Amusingly, the other event at the O2 at the moment are the world gymnastics championships, and that is an interesting mixture of crowds. ;)

Also, I slipped and watched some more Merlin and read some fic (awesome AUs FTW). Yeah. I need a job soon, this is getting slightly ridiculous. But, they are adorable! Arthur, well you're also a bit of a bitch, but an adorable one!
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Today, has not been too awesome.

I didn't get the job I interviewed for yesterday, which sucks (of course) but it's also left me counting the days I can still stay here jobless. It's not really scary, but a little scary. I have officially crossed the line between jobs I'm qualified for and really want and nearly any job. Hi Christmas retail, how are you?

And then I badly screwed up an application and didn't realise until it was submitted. Why so careless, brain?!

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I was just about to watch The Daily Show, which I usually do via the clip videos, which means I'm not tied to when Channel 4 airs it or puts it up on 40D. However, it seems the TDS site has now decided you can't see the clips from the UK. *sigh* I mean, I get why, and yes, I can wait the extra couple of hours it's not the end of the world, but it does mean I can't go back and watch old clips on the site (which I do quite often) or embed clips on here or on on tumblr that everyone can see, and that is irritating. And more irritating as it's the show I do this for the most often. TDS, I just want to share your brilliance with others!

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Now, at least I have beer and chocolate.

And, small bright spot, I am progressing further with One Bullet Away (Nate!) and really enjoying it.

Is there a PMS factor in this post? Perhaps!
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Muse,

Thank you for releasing extra tickets to your UK (and European) gigs now you've finalised your stage set-up! Instead of flying to Germany to see you (which I was seriously considering and would have been awesome, but pricy) I now have (standing!) tickets to see your ridiculous faces at the O2 on 13 November.

You're my favourite,

*sparkly hearts*

K

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Also, I seem to have another interview. Yay. It's not ideal (not full-time) but it does pay well and is at least something. Fingers crossed.

Now, to finish putting together [livejournal.com profile] blue_raven's shiny (I'm sending them today!) and do exciting things like grocery shopping and library book renewing.

It is however, an awesome looking day. So I imagine there will also be some having lunch and reading in the Common.

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I seem to have fallen into a fic reading hole filled with Tony/Steve (Iron Man/Captain America) ... I may be some time.

Each of my last few posts has been about me mainlining some new (or long forgotten) fandom. Can you tell I have quite a lot of time on my hands? ;)
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It's been a very blah day, so I am self-medicating with Ben and Jerry's (who are awesome btw). I was going to try another flavour, but I ended up with Cookie Dough again. Nom. This container is far emptier than I would like to admit.

I think I'm going to check out Oxford tomorrow. It's easy to do as a day trip, I've wanted to go since I was a little kid, and I just need to get out of the house and not just for a walk to the supermarket/run (yes, really, sort of) through the Common.

In a similar vein, I also bought a ticket for Kevin Smith's Q&A in October because I really wanted to go, life's too short and it's cheaper than flying somewhere to see Muse (which will have to wait until I have a job of some sort sadly).

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True Blood: Frenzy or as I called on Twitter the Eric Northman Variety Hour )

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I've been mostly ignoring mention of new season shows, but I caught this clip of the new ABC show Flash Forward which stars John Cho and Joesph Fiennes (!). Joseph, who I had a ridiculous crush on at 16 due to Elizabeth and seeing him play Robert Dudely (who I also have/had a historical crush on) and who I used to look for internet news on all the time! I mean, yes, Joseph Fiennes, cool. I'm intrigued, even if Joesph's accent is throwing me off a little as I keep expecting him to talk with a British accent. I'm easily thrown by that, and I think non-US actors trying to pull off the accent can overdo it (especially if it's southern, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and to a lesser extent Ryan Kwanten) but it can also be done well (Hugh Laurie). Not sure where Joseph sits at this stage.


Seeing District 9 in the weekend!
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I've been here nearly a month now, it's kinda scary. Job front is about the same, have a phone interview sometime this week and have found a recruitment agency that deals primarily in the work I do, but I'm an impatient person by nature and the waiting is getting to me. I'm also wary about getting out of the house and doing things because that's just spending money, but then if things don't work out, I will really regret not seeing things, so it's a bit of a double edged sword.

Also, despite the above I did go out and see Public Enemies yesterday before it disappeared from UK screens. It was good, and Johnny Depp was awesome, but not amazing over all. I put in on par with 3:10 to Yuma maybe, glad I saw it, but no real desire to see it again for a while.

While I've been here, I've also finished Mad Men Season 2.

Thoughts )

And I've kind of been dragged into True Blood. Some friends in Wellington were into the books and watched the show, and I've always been a little intrigued, but I must admit, it's Alexander Skarsgård that's really got me to watch it. Mmm, Eric. In fact, to be fair, apart from a few eps at the start, Eric's scenes are the only ones I've watched in their totality. Oops? (Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are fine, but I'm really just not that interested). I've also heard there is very little Godric/Eric out there? What's not to love, fandom?!

I have been watching British TV but it's mostly been things like Top Gear, University Challenge, Friends repeats (lots and lots of Friends repeats), and the panel shows like Mock the Week. However, I am going to a screening of "You've Been Watching," Charlie Brooker's Channel 4 show mocking British TV. I'm going to miss Frankie Boyle, which I'm a little disappointed about, but David Mitchell is going to be on apparently, which should be pretty awesome.

Oh, and uh, British channels have got me interested in Ugly Betty. Daniel Meade especially. Damn you Eric Mabius.

Link of awesome: Daily Show vs Nightly News softball game with Jon and BriWi. Apparently TDS do this every now and then and have previously played TCR and Vanity Fair, but still Jon and BriWi, softball, disparaging chants. Love them. (via [livejournal.com profile] thedailyshow).

(I have been very lax cross-posting to DW, must remedy).
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Hi from the other side of the world. :)

London is overall, pretty awesome. It's crazy and big, but also new, amazing and fun. Friends here have been amazing, and through them I have sorted out a flat and done lots of cool things. The job quest is progressing, I'm applying for a few things a day and I heard this morning that I now have an interview on Wednesday morning. w00t!

I'm currently staying on the couch in the flat that I'm moving into in just under two weeks (my friend and her boyfriend live here now) and discovered that there is a place that does good fairtrade flat whites near by. Bliss. It's maybe a little further out of central London than I'd hoped, but by no means waay far out, and it's a cute house on a good tube line with nice people, so I call it a win.

I keep expecting it to hit me that I'm in London, but it really hasn't, so I don't think it's really going to.

So far I've been to the Tate Modern (I walked past on my first day here and had to go in) and it was like walking through an art history lesson, and I got to see a Jackson Pollock painting. So. Awesome. I've also been out to Canterbury to see the cathedral, which was phenomenal, possibly because it was the first medieval church I've been to, but I loved it. I also went out to Leeds Castle (which is in Kent ... yes) which was also very cool.

I did go to the Tower, which I've wanted to see since I was ten, and it was cool, but there were just too many people to really appreciate it, which was a little disappointing. I'm planning to go again when there's less people about.

Fandom wise, I haven't been up to a lot. I finished Torchwood (never wanted to slap Jack so hard in my life) and saw Half-Blood Prince (good, but the end was a little disappointing), and saw some S2 Dr Who via TV on Demand (omg awseome).

I did however, listen to the new Muse song, United States of Eurasia. Huh. It's a little different, but I do quite like it, especially the piano. Needs a bit of a listen, I think.

Also, I need to find the Iron Man 2 footage from Comicon. Surely it must be around. You can't fail me now, internet. I seem to be getting increasingly obsessed with it. I re-watched Iron Man on the plane over, and right now, it's my DVD I miss the most. Odd.

Link: Echo Chamber of Secrets: 30 Media Muggles and their Harry Potter Counterparts. Some of these are inspired. Jon and Stephen = Fred and George, Anderson = Luna, Bill Kristol = Umbridge, however I do think BriWi gets off a little harshly.

Housekeeping: I did a bit of a flist trim, because it was getting a little unwieldy, mostly people who haven't posted in ages or I haven't really talked to a lot and our interests have diverged. Hopefully no hard feelings, but feel free to defriend back, I get it.
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Last day of work today. Had a lovely morning tea, with some great gifts (British pounds and a green stone pendant) and then had some drinks after work. Didn't cry, but came close and had to hug one work friend goodbye three times. Then continued on to meet some friends in town and finally ended up singing Korean karaoke. Lots of people I wanted to see came out, and it was a really nice night. Had a bit to drink (mmm Spanish red at Duke Carvell's and raspberry wine) but should hopefully be okay to OMG pack tomorrow.

Having brunch at Matterhorn on Sunday, when I will say goodbye to lots of people. Then, there might be tears. Also, need to say goodbye to Wellington. I will miss it. <3

Have seen the first two episodes of Torchwood, and enjoyed them a lot more than I was expecting, but not seeing the rest until Sunday. Have kind of spoiled myself up until episode four though, and well, yes. Fuck.
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Dude. I have to post more often. Last post my departure was three weeks away, and now it's one!

However, I must admit, I have most things sorted. My friend has very nicely decided to take over my room and inherit a lot of my furniture which is all sorts of awesome, and makes the transition so much easier. *loves* I still have a few little things to do, but they're small. So, yeah. Scary.

I did have a truly awesome weekend though. I spent a lot of it with a close friend of mine, and it was relaxed and had cocktails, arts and crafts, good talks, meeting new people who gave me lots of great London advice and just, lots of awesome. And then I came home and watched a lot of Michel Gondry music videos. There are worse ways to spend an evening.

The last day I will spend with said friend is this Tuesday though, as she's away this coming weekend. Gah, I'm really going to miss her. There will be tears this week, guaranteed. If not Tuesday, then definitely Friday which is my last day at work.

No huge fandom-y things going on, except had lovely goodbye fangirl dinner last weekend, and have been doing some OTW testing. Also, falling further in love with Top Gear.

Oh, unless someone hasn't seen Stephen Colbert kissing Tom Hanks, if not, well, you should.

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