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1. Five ways to my heart.
2. Something I feel strongly about.
3. A book I love.
4. Things I want to say to an ex.
5. Five pet peeves.
6. What I ate today.
7. How important I think education is.
8. I'll put my music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play. (I shall pass on that one as there is hardly any music on this laptop and it'd get boring really fast... ;))
9. Five people I find attractive.
10. My opinion about my body and how comfortable I am with it.
11. What I wore today.
12. My zodiac/horoscope and if I think it fits my personality.
13. Something I always think "what if..." about.
14. Something that I'm proud of.
15. A problem I have had.
16. Five items I lust after.
17. My fears.
18. How I hope my future will be like.
19. Something that I miss.
20. Five words/phrases that make me laugh.
21. Something I'm currently worrying about.
22. Things I like and dislike about myself.
23. A quote I try to live by.
24. Somewhere I'd like to move to or visit.
25. Five weird things that I like.
26. One thing I'm excited for.
27. Responders choice. (i.e. something not already on this list.)
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So, lately, I have been getting emails from a music studio on Roseville, CA. At first they were from Living Social and then from the studio itself. I thought they were spam and ignored them, until they started talking about invoices. I emailed back and told them they had the wrong person, but it seems the Melissa of America has a very similar email address to mine...

I am getting more and more amused by these emails... )

I admit it, now I'm just having fun.
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I'm going to do a bigger update soon! I promise.

I just wanted to say that Zayn Malik (from One Direction)'s Twitter is sentimental and REALLY boring. "live for what you love" ugh oh my god no, I am fuelled by hate and Diet Coke. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR LOVE.

OH AND ALSO: My love for Bob Bryar is pretty well documented, right? But I actually had to unfollow HIM on Twitter too, because he tweets like a conservative grandpa, and I just can't handle that. This is the problem with fanning an IRL person, THERE'S SO MUCH DISAPPOINTMENT.

sob
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I will update about London soon! Probably.

Anyway my mum really made me laugh earlier:



I mean, I know it's a reference to QI, but does anyone ELSE know that? lol.
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I dyed my hair today! I'm sort of pleased with the results? I'm currently a nice bright red, with some darker patches, but it does seem to be quite an orange based red, so I think I'll switch to a more true-red/pink-based red next time.

The dark patches are because I was black haired before, and I only bleached/lightened my hair twice - no point in killing it a lot, when I actually don't mind a mottled look to hair. I know most people are used to a single colour? Or a single colour with purposeful streaks, but I just like a lot of variety in tone, I guess XD;;;

Anyway! Before and after pics under the cut, because I clearly haven't been vain enough on here.

Hair today, gone tomorrow. )

Oh, and I went to the doctor's yesterday... I have high blood pressure? /o\ I've already been trying to give up salt, but I guess I'll cut it out as much as possible, along with junk food and caffeine. Sob, you guys, I don't know how I'll cope without Diet Coke, I just don't.

And! I know I'm taking forever to reply to comments, I'm sorry! I read them all, and then I'm kind of like, "...me no words..." my brain just blanks or something. I'll get back to you all soon though!
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1) I've booked tickets down to London~ I'm gonna be there from Friday 14th - Sunday 16th, so it's not a long trip, but I just wanted to get away from home for a while, lol. [livejournal.com profile] chairman_wow and [livejournal.com profile] pola_bear have both said they'd like to meet up and do something, so if any other Post Slash Panel Feminist Ranters would like to meet up on Saturday, that'd be ace~ I was thinking of maybe finding a museum, but [livejournal.com profile] pola_bear suggested a picnic (if it's not raining?). Anyone have any ideas, or know of any neat exhibitions that are on? I'd kind of prefer to do something late morning/lunch-y, so I can spend the late afternoon/evening with my brother :)

2) I have switched Tumblrs! So if you wanted to follow me on there, it's silver-pistols.tumblr.com. I only really changed it so I could use a coherent tagging system, as unfortunately Tumblr hasn't given me a way to organise/change my tags =/ Sucky.

3) I've been watching The Fades! Mostly because [livejournal.com profile] pandaemonaeum said it was good. I'd been curious, but since I'd missed it on tv, I'd figured I'd just skip it. Still, I watched it on iPlayer, and I've been enjoying it. It's creepy, and once again the leads are dudes (and white, and straight! so surprising), and also two fairly major female characters die violently, but other than that it's pretty cool. It's a neat take on zombies, at least.

4) Oh, and because I find this hilaaaarious: we have to part-exchange our car a year earlier than we thought we would. We've actually driven it out of its warranty. It's racked up 66000 miles in just over two years... Warranty ends at 60000, lol. When my Mum told the guy at the garage this, he apparently hung up in shock. So uh, we drive a lot? Oops? Anyway, it basically means we're exchanging it for a new car today, rather than in a year. Yay new car! \o/ Boo higher monthly repayments.

Ummm yep, that's it. How's everyone else been?
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I would guess most of you already know this, but I keep a pretty low profile on the 'net. I'm active, but I'm not very out-going. So when I post feminist stuff, or angry stuff or possibly-controversial stuff, I'm pretty much never going to get a huge reaction, especially since I surround myself with people who believe the same/similar things to me, y'know? We might disagree with some things and on specifics, but in general, we're all working from the same page.

So I am really not used to hate and trolling against me.

And yet, a couple of days ago, that's pretty much what happened.

It's all under here, so you can ignore it if you want to! )

So that's what happened when I was awake, and I went to bed conflicted - I'm not normally fussed about people being mean to me, especially when they're insulting things that I believe in because y'know, I'm not gonna change my beliefs because someone swore at me. However the amount of attention and messages... I'm really not used to it.

I'll be honest, it was a bit upsetting. I can't really comprehend why people would disagree with me about this? I still don't think I'm wrong, but yeah...

Still! I've just checked the notes again (warily), and there're a lot more people agreeing with my sentiments and the people who reblogged me and added to what I said. So that's actually a relief, but yeah.

My very first encounter with trolls specifically going against me, and I survived! No flouncing or anything.

Also, sorry for making everyone click the links to see my responses, I just didn't want to paste yet more text into this entry.
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I went on holiday! It was great, my mum and her friend and the dog and I went to a caravan park in Southerness, which is near Dumfries. I read some comics and finished Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik.

Uggggh, Laurence, you beautiful creature. I love that he's getting a bit sassier, and he calls Tharkay Tenzing (like it's nothing! just in casual conversation!), and at the end of the book he just gets a rest. Oh man, I'm so glad I didn't give up on this series, but now I can't wait for the sequel! Laurence! With a beard! But basically more about Laurence and maybe Kulingile and Demane who I looooove ahhh, tiny badasses the both of them.

*cough* And I am just going to leave my bandom OT3 here:

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Oh shit guys, I didn't know Pedicone had been kicked out of MCR! You can read Frank's blog on it her, but essentially he was stealing from them.

I don't hold a lot of love for them (turned off by disappointing album/live show), but still, this is awful )= They can't catch a break with their drummers, it seems.

Also, I have been hit with a wave of nostalgia for Bob Bryar, which is probably somewhat inappropriate given the situation, but.

Sob, these boys. I hope they can get a new drummer and find someone who really gels well with them.

Icon meme~

Aug. 31st, 2011 05:06 pm
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1. Reply to this post with “MORTICIA”, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

[livejournal.com profile] lokifan gave me these:



I haven't got much of a reason for this one, it just made me laugh!



I really love this one, it's so pretty! It also reminds me of an albino peacock that used to live on a farm near us. It was gooooorgeous.



Mostly I have this one because it's just so pretty. It's super stylish, and I love octopus tentacles!



Dan and Jepha from The Used are one of my OTPs, I think they're so cute! Also, I like this icon just because it's so gleeful~ ♥



Aaaah Chris, my very favourite blond haired drummer! He is my absolute favourite and I love him~~ And I love him in this photo, he looks so silly.
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So I turned on Radio 1 this evening, as I sat in the car waiting for my little brother. I expected to hear some indie stuff, maybe some dance music, possibly an inane host chatting about banal things.

Nope.

Disturbingly graphic Top Gear fanfic, set in the year 2016/17 when Jeremy Clarkson has gotten rid of all the girls.

I can't even describe it to you, only I have to mention that Jeremy Clarkson apparently wanked David Beckham, and whilst fingering James May, he may have severed some fingers.

Skip to minute 28, and spend 5 minutes asking yourself if they really, really broadcast this on national radio.
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Three things make a post, so uh, here, three things:

  • Captain America is a really good film! I enjoyed it both times I saw it, and I think Steve Rogers is maybe a perfect character. It reminded me quite a lot of Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow - not surprising, really. After this, Thor and Iron Man, I am getting super excited for The Avengers!

    Look at these perfect puppy dog eyes!


  • I've been getting through Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, and they're really very good. She's got some brilliant characters, and if you're into historical fantasy with a lot of gay subtext, I really recommend them! If I could find a few people to gush about Laurence with, I would be a very happy person.


  • I saw Batman Live a couple of weeks ago! It was really, really good! I wasn't expecting a lot, but I was pleasantly surprised. For all that Harley Quinn's outfit didn't grab me when I first saw it, it worked really well on stage. All of the villains were excellent, but my favourite was The Riddler. He was absolutely perfect, haha.

    After such a long absence from LJ (I'm not saying much but I check my FList every day), I feel like there should be more for me to tell you all, but uh... I got nothing! Life is carrying on as normal, nothing exciting is happening.
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    So uh, I haven't posted in here for a super long time, huh? ._.;;

    Um, well, on Friday, my grandmother died. She'd been rushed to hospital a few days before, seemed to be recovering and then picked up another infection (on top of the two she had), and passed away on her 90th birthday. I'm not actually upset or anything, because for years she'd been saying she wanted to die and I mean, 90 years is a good run by anyone's count. I suspect I would be more sad if I were surprised or if I thought her quality of life would be acceptable had she recovered.

    So yeah. That happened.

    I also applied for a job, got two interviews, and ... no employment =/ That sucks.

    UM. In better news.

    I went camping a couple of weekends ago, and that went well. It was nice.

    Ahaha... I have nothing to say v_v;; I'm really boring right now, guys, but if you wanna keep up with me there's always Twitter and Tumblr. I'm more active on those sites.
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    Fiiinally got around to doing one of these. I don't care that I look kind of horrendous and I get confused when I have to tell you guys my name, it was still fun!



    Questions what I am answering is under the cut )
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    When I was saying I had a job? Apparently I was misinformed. They haven't contacted me for over a week, so I'm guessing they don't want me back. Damn.



    Look at how unimpressed MCR are with my erstwhile employer.

    He hasn't even paid me =/
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    Three things make a post, right?

    ♥ Thor is an amazing film. It's shiny, pretty, completely predictable, and has the very important asset of Chris Hemsworth and his beautiful mantits face. In fact it's so good I'm going to see it again today! :D

    ♥ I really want to make a vlog (because I copy my FList, wtf), but I can't find my webcam =/ Woe for you all, then, as I'm sure you were terribly excited about that.

    ♥ I got a job! Yay :D I'm a barmaid. Wooo.

    eta ♥ and go ahead and have a picture of me, why not.

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    So! In an effort to use this more, and not descend into the vagaries of Tumblr fore'er more, I'm trying really hard to think of things to post. I'm really boring, but I do encounter some good shit, so uh, here are some things I've enjoyed lately :)

    Don't forget to check out the flowers!



    These are just in my garden, but there are flowers pretty much everywhere right now. I tend to check out other people's gardens a lot this time of year when I'm walking the dog, but if you don't want to be creepy and stop and stare into people's gardens, they're pretty gorgeous just in passing. And there's still blossom on the trees (at least up here!) and obviously that's beautiful too.


    Go on a picnic :D



    Mum, her friend Barbara and I went on a picnic a couple of weeks ago. We went to the bluebell woods in Durham, but uh, there weren't any bluebells out. Still, everyone had a great time, and we had a nice walk with Star. I really love going on picnics, especially when someone brings along a divine lemon drizzle cake :D The weather right now is pretty much perfect for lugging bags of food around and finding somewhere fun to sit :)


    Cleanse your hands with sea salt!



    So, a while ago Mum and I went to the Ideal Homes Show in London, and there's a section there called Ideal Woman. Whilst we were wandering around there, a very nice young lady made us try her product - salt from the dead sea rubbed over your skin, then washed off. Surprisingly, it worked really well, and our hands felt lovely for a few days after. Unfortunately, it was hellishly expensive. Mum said that probably the salt was acting as an abrasive, and was taking off the dead/dry skin, so really, any coarse sea salt should do! I bought some fairly cheap sea salt (I believe it was something like £1.50 for a box?), rubbed it over et voila, lovely feeling hands! Of course you can use it on your feet, legs, and anywhere else, I imagine.


    Um, and that's it for now!
    I am SICK of trying to get this post right ._. WORK DAMN YOU.
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    So I've made it back from the wilds of Birmingham, where I spent the weekend sequestered in a large hotel with a large number of sci-fi fans. If you can't be bothered to read what will doubtless end up a long and rambling report, the short version is: I really enjoyed Eastercon.

    The trip down was alright, straight across the A69 (except there was a massive fuck off traffic jam, so we skipped down the A689 as a detour) and then straight down the M6 (where there was also a massive fuck off traffic jam, blargh). Our Travelodge was just off the A45 and was easy enough to find, once you'd gotten lost and gone in entirely the wrong direction for a little bit. Aside from delays and drunken twats yelling about shattered ankles and cracked skulls at 3.30am, Thursday went quite well.


    So Friday was the first day of the con, we all piled into a taxi which took us to the Hilton, where we stood in a long queue to register and get timetables/voting thingamajiggies. There were no freebies this year - surprising, but not wholly disappointing, since it meant less to carry around!

    Apparently contrary to many people, I was quite impressed with the layout of the hotel. Everything was essentially on one level, the rooms were quite large and shit was easy to find. Plus, the fan lounge, bar and food hall were all nice spaces with plenty of places to sit down. Which, y'know, I happen to think is a good thing! I certainly found it better to get around than the Radisson last year, and as my Dad remarked, fewer stairs was a good thing. (AFAIK both venues are mostly disabled accessible, but I think the Hilton is easier, and certainly was for Dad who has some mobility issues.) There was an admitted problem with the majority of the rooms being way too hot, but otherwise I quite liked it.

    The things I went to on Friday were:
    Delightful! )

    On Saturday, we stopped in at a Tesco's and grabbed drinks and sustenance (because the hotel's prices were ridic. high, even for a hotel =/), then made our way to the hotel (I may have gotten lost a little bit getting there, but in fairness anyone could confuse NEC Parking and NEC signs...).

    Things I went to on Saturday weeere:
    Fascinating! )

    And then we went back to the Travelodge, unfortunately, since we all (excluding Aaron) wanted to be up in time for the Easter service next morning.

    Surprisingly, we did manage to get up in time and get there (despite Daddy falling over and doing his best impression of a turtle - only mildly funny since he'd tripped over at the Travelodge the day before =/). It was a lovely service, run by [personal profile] dougs. Very much a sci-fi fan service, but very good nonetheless. I've never sung a hymn to a midi file before, but there's a first time for everything!

    Following that, the items I went to on Sunday were thusly:
    Invigorating! )

    So then Dad, Aaron and I sat around in the bar discussing shit, and Mum went to another panel. I got to take note of the really cool costumes that have come out this year. Lots of steampunk, and one in particular was so cool - essentially a Victorian shoe shiner, with some steampunk-y elements (I think...? I could be wrong and it was a straight period costume, IDK I suck) ETA found some pics of the costume I mean, here and here, see what I mean? Neat!. I thought it was pretty clever, especially since it's true - were we honestly in a Victorian future (....you know what I mean), most of us wouldn't exactly be airship pirates...

    Anyway, to Monday. Once again we arrived waaaay early, and Mum and I walked through the bluebell wood that connects the Hilton to the NEC. It was very pleasant, and there was a lovely lake :D But the NEC was sooooo weird when it was completely empty and shut up, aside from one Newsagent.

    But you don't care about that! So here're the things I did on Monday:
    Magnificent! )

    And then it was all over, and we went home! I slept nearly the entire way, haha.

    Some final thoughts on it all:

  • I liked the venue :)
  • I liked the 1.5 hour item length - the extra half hour was immensely useful!
  • Most panels weren't quite as advertised, but on the whole very interesting nonetheless.
  • Tesco is so much cheaper than hotel food it practically hurts, hahaha.
  • The Dealers room was good! I got 4 books, 2 necklaces (one of which was this, isn't it fucking awesome?) and 2 t-shirts :D
  • I really want an iPad.

    Next con plans are Nemacon in June - an anime con in Middlesbrough, and then probably Novacon in November, and then possibly Thought Bubble - a comic thing (con? massive dealers room? something else? IDK) in Leeds. I'm excited :D

    Also hahaha why did I get this up before my MCR post? *sob*
  • Um, hello?

    Apr. 10th, 2011 10:58 am
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    I...I haven't updated in a month...

    I've got literally nothing to talk about though v_v;;

    Since I'll probably forget to say anything before then, Eastercon's this month! Wheeee~ I'm excited to go! Is anyone on my FList going this year?
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    So.... *sob* he lied to us in London T^T

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