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First off, thanks for the podcast recs. I will be checking them out!

Next, I've been watching Playing Shakespeare which appears to be a television documentary from the 80s with lots of well respected actors and actresses. I'm finding it pretty interesting, but what I've really come away from the program with is a sense of awe at just how intelligent some of them seem (mostly Ian McKellen and Ben Kingsley). It is really rather refreshing to be impressed with someone out of character instead of kind of cringing. Now I want to see ALL THE PLAYS, which would be easier if my lot in life was not to have Macbeth playing near me all the time and rarely anything else -- I don't know what is up with that.

And then Book!Meme Day Two:

The book you want to read next
Hmm. Let's see )
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I want to post something here because I want to get back into the habit, and yet I'm having a difficult time thinking of anything to say.  Grrr.  I even have a back log of things I could talk about.  Round ups of Gally or the Jane Austen festival in Hammond (no really! who holds a Jane Austen festival in Hammond Louisiana?) but somehow it seems to late or something. So right now:
  1. I've been working in the lab, training (and a suppose now working) as a historic analyst.  It is kind of awesome but I spend an ridiculous amount of time going "I know this is something but what is it?"  Such things are usually miscellaneous pieces of rusted metal hardware which are kind of difficult to describe.  
  2. Results from [livejournal.com profile] classicwho20n20 came in today.  I actually did rather well and the results were pretty well distributed, which I like to see.  Sign ups are now open for round two.  I've already signed up, so next I need to determine which era I'm going to focus on this time.  Do I go with the DVD I'm itching to watch or the person for whom I have the next largest number of DVDs.  So Many Choices. 
  3. I'm also well into my swap package for the Doctor Who swap with the Odd Ducks on Ravelry.  I'm centering my package around a specific episode, so my large item isn't obviously Who related.  I'm a little worried that my spoilee will be disappointed with it.  I think it's really pretty though.  Also green and silver --- ish.   I also got a notebook in the mail today that I was going to modify for the swap.  It is much smaller than I expected. 
  4. It is also kind of weird to be discussing one of my fandom with people who are fans but are not in fandom.  I'm constantly brought up short by things people on the tread don't know exist.  It kind of makes me feel obsessive, which to be fair, is probably true. 
  5. I was asked to play a hand bell solo which is kind of freaking me out.  I can just about keep track of my two bells and which one is in which hand.  I'm not sure how I'm supposed to keep track of an entire melody line.  Also the director keeps say that he is not worried, but we haven't even sight-read through it yet.  I think he might be in for a surprise (and not one of the pleasant sort).
  6. I got a text message last night that said "your husband know cuz he going to."  Rather amusing because I have no husband and therefore can be certain that its a wrong number, but it could have been rather upsetting otherwise. 
That went rather better than I hoped. 
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I want to post something here because I want to get back into the habit, and yet I'm having a difficult time thinking of anything to say.  Grrr.  I even have a back log of things I could talk about.  Round ups of Gally or the Jane Austen festival in Hammond (no really! who holds a Jane Austen festival in Hammond Louisiana?) but somehow it seems to late or something. So right now:
  1. I've been working in the lab, training (and a suppose now working) as a historic analyst.  It is kind of awesome but I spend an ridiculous amount of time going "I know this is something but what is it?"  Such things are usually miscellaneous pieces of rusted metal hardware which are kind of difficult to describe.  
  2. Results from [livejournal.com profile] classicwho20n20 came in today.  I actually did rather well and the results were pretty well distributed, which I like to see.  Sign ups are now open for round two.  I've already signed up, so next I need to determine which era I'm going to focus on this time.  Do I go with the DVD I'm itching to watch or the person for whom I have the next largest number of DVDs.  So Many Choices. 
  3. I'm also well into my swap package for the Doctor Who swap with the Odd Ducks on Ravelry.  I'm centering my package around a specific episode, so my large item isn't obviously Who related.  I'm a little worried that my spoilee will be disappointed with it.  I think it's really pretty though.  Also green and silver --- ish.   I also got a notebook in the mail today that I was going to modify for the swap.  It is much smaller than I expected. 
  4. It is also kind of weird to be discussing one of my fandom with people who are fans but are not in fandom.  I'm constantly brought up short by things people on the tread don't know exist.  It kind of makes me feel obsessive, which to be fair, is probably true. 
  5. I was asked to play a hand bell solo which is kind of freaking me out.  I can just about keep track of my two bells and which one is in which hand.  I'm not sure how I'm supposed to keep track of an entire melody line.  Also the director keeps say that he is not worried, but we haven't even sight-read through it yet.  I think he might be in for a surprise (and not one of the pleasant sort).
  6. I got a text message last night that said "your husband know cuz he going to."  Rather amusing because I have no husband and therefore can be certain that its a wrong number, but it could have been rather upsetting otherwise. 
That went rather better than I hoped. 
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This month I decided to participate in, what I think is the fairly new, classic who 20 in 20. I felt the need to add the extra challenge, though really it may have been more of a focusing element, of using only one era of the show. So...

Here be 20 in 20 )
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This month I decided to participate in, what I think is the fairly new, classic who 20 in 20. I felt the need to add the extra challenge, though really it may have been more of a focusing element, of using only one era of the show. So...

Here be 20 in 20 )
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Another Gally has come and gone.  Tear. I had tons of fun, actually did some autographs and pictures, and now can't wait until next year!  Full write up to come later....probably.
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Another Gally has come and gone.  Tear. I had tons of fun, actually did some autographs and pictures, and now can't wait until next year!  Full write up to come later....probably.
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This is going to be one of those posts with a lot of things I've been meaning to put here -- in bullet point-esq form -- because I fail at that whole timely manner thing.  Er yeah. Also I changed me default icon.  Just felt like that needed to be said. 
Once work related thing )

Then a bunch of Who related things )There is a possibility there will be another one of these tomorrow featuring a photo from the prom-party and a couple of photos of knitted objects.  Then again, we all remember what I said at the top re: a timely manner, so maybe not. 
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This is going to be one of those posts with a lot of things I've been meaning to put here -- in bullet point-esq form -- because I fail at that whole timely manner thing.  Er yeah. Also I changed me default icon.  Just felt like that needed to be said. 
Once work related thing )

Then a bunch of Who related things )There is a possibility there will be another one of these tomorrow featuring a photo from the prom-party and a couple of photos of knitted objects.  Then again, we all remember what I said at the top re: a timely manner, so maybe not. 
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Went here last night for their Doctor Who night.  It was great fun despite (or possibly because of) the fact that is was a bunch of 40-something men and [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu, myself and another friend of ours.  We were the token 20-something girls.  It was terrible fun.  I got to give two of the members of my viewing society (ie.  my friends) their first taste of eleven -- both of them were fairly won over after The Eleventh Hour[livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu even said as we were leaving "I like the new doctor, but I'm not happy about it."  Hee. 

I did get to point out "the shoes of Awesome" from "The Time of Angels."  After they came on screen, the guy next to us at the bar turned around and said "Those really are awesome shoes." Double Hee!  All in all, quite a good experience and one that I hope will repeat its self.  Even if it does mean that I have to go to the West Bank. 

Also, while we are on the subject of the west bank I feel compelled to say:  Yes I know that if you take the first letter of West and the last part of Bank you get Wank.  You should not use that as short hand for where you live.  Also, you should definitely not call yourselves Wankers.  Its creepy. 
pinksonia: (Donna - Cocktail)
Went here last night for their Doctor Who night.  It was great fun despite (or possibly because of) the fact that is was a bunch of 40-something men and [livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu, myself and another friend of ours.  We were the token 20-something girls.  It was terrible fun.  I got to give two of the members of my viewing society (ie.  my friends) their first taste of eleven -- both of them were fairly won over after The Eleventh Hour[livejournal.com profile] glowwormtu even said as we were leaving "I like the new doctor, but I'm not happy about it."  Hee. 

I did get to point out "the shoes of Awesome" from "The Time of Angels."  After they came on screen, the guy next to us at the bar turned around and said "Those really are awesome shoes." Double Hee!  All in all, quite a good experience and one that I hope will repeat its self.  Even if it does mean that I have to go to the West Bank. 

Also, while we are on the subject of the west bank I feel compelled to say:  Yes I know that if you take the first letter of West and the last part of Bank you get Wank.  You should not use that as short hand for where you live.  Also, you should definitely not call yourselves Wankers.  Its creepy. 

Icon Meme

May. 2nd, 2010 01:31 pm
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icon meme from sneakyangel )

Icon Meme

May. 2nd, 2010 01:31 pm
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icon meme from sneakyangel )
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So, I've reached the last bastion of Dr. Who fandom.  I found the new series which led me to the classic series.  I listened to audios first the new audiobooks, and then some from Big Finish,  I read new series adventures and even went to a convention (twice).  Now finally I have read my first book with a classic setting.  Namely: Goth Opera. 

I greatly enjoyed it, yet some how, once again, I find my favorite parts are the non-who bits (let me tell you how much I want a rom-com period  drama which is essentially Human Nature/Family of Blood without the Dr. Who bits).  In the case of this novel, it is the treatment of faith and it's intersection with Vampires with regards to how personal faith will protect you. 

A couple of sweet quotes showing what I'm on about. )
This is all now definitely in my personal canon of Vampire lore.  Other people's vampires sparkle, mine are defeated by works of literature. 
pinksonia: (Tegan-Tree)
So, I've reached the last bastion of Dr. Who fandom.  I found the new series which led me to the classic series.  I listened to audios first the new audiobooks, and then some from Big Finish,  I read new series adventures and even went to a convention (twice).  Now finally I have read my first book with a classic setting.  Namely: Goth Opera. 

I greatly enjoyed it, yet some how, once again, I find my favorite parts are the non-who bits (let me tell you how much I want a rom-com period  drama which is essentially Human Nature/Family of Blood without the Dr. Who bits).  In the case of this novel, it is the treatment of faith and it's intersection with Vampires with regards to how personal faith will protect you. 

A couple of sweet quotes showing what I'm on about. )
This is all now definitely in my personal canon of Vampire lore.  Other people's vampires sparkle, mine are defeated by works of literature. 
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The new season of challenges in the various land communities is just starting up, so I thought I would share the icons I made for the last round of challenges. 

icons and wallpaper )
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The new season of challenges in the various land communities is just starting up, so I thought I would share the icons I made for the last round of challenges. 

icons and wallpaper )
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Dammit Steven Moffat.  You said you were going to make me love Matt Smith's doctor -- Did you have to accomplish it so soon.  Really, I wanted just a little bit more time to wallow. 

I still think the new costume makes the Doctor look like Prof. Harold Hill from the Music Man...Which kind of makes me love him all the more. 

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