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Oct. 11th, 2011

Misfits!!

[info]amo_amas_amat and I went to the BFI preview of Misfits tonight! We saw the season 3 premiere episode (which we're not supposed to talk about lol) and then there was a panel discussion with creator Howard Overman and cast members Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and new guy Joe Gilgun. Without any spoilers, I'll just say that new guy - Rudy is his character's name - is definitely more than a replacement for Robert Sheehan. And that the new powers are pretty fucking awesome.


So really just an amazing experience all around - best 10 quid I think I've ever spent!

Although getting tickets to see "An American In Paris" with special talk by LESLIE CARON just might top that! I <33333 Anna's BFI membership!!!!

Apr. 20th, 2011

Quite likely the longest post I've ever written

There is way too much to update, and I don’t know where to start – and as it turns out, I know some of my friends don’t even know what is happening or where I am, since I’ve been so sporadic about updating stuff. So maybe I will do this with numbers. Yes, that’s a good idea.

Sep. 14th, 2010

[Insert witty title here]

Just a quickie update to say I'm still alive.


Aug. 1st, 2010

Weekend update

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. Mine's been pretty fab. I had a great dinner and lots of good conversation last night with [info]deakat and [info]paraka. I really love being around people who live fandom, who are always thinking about how it works and how to make it grow -- not just the followers of a particular show or a genre, but the fandom world as a whole. I'd been debating writing something about what fandom means to me -- it's truly changed my life to find a community with so much talent given freely, motivated not by profit but (in the case of writers) by a real passion for storytelling, who create stuff at a level that often exceeds published writers, but who do it out of pure enjoyment and love. The whole topic has seemed such a daunting task, but after talking to [info]paraka last night those ideas are percolating. Even if I never write anything of it, helping make sense of it in my mind is a good thing, I think.

All that's been in light of EKP reaching SEVEN THOUSAND SUBSCRIBERS.

This is just an inconceivable number -- we're getting ever closer to filling the Ottawa Civic Centre! *cackles* Oh, how I would like to try that!

Now I'm getting ready to send off my latest writing and then do something fun like, oh, clip my cat's claws. I got my new futon cover (YAY!) and it looks AWESOME and I don't want it shredded like the last one was.

What an exciting life I lead.

Apr. 23rd, 2009

Belated 2nd day of happiness

I missed out on my 2nd happiness post because Kelly and I went out earlier than I'd expected. So some things that made me happy yesterday were:

1) Fajitas, oh yes
2) Great conversation with a friend who manages to have children and remain sane and not holier-than-thou with someone (a.k.a. me) who's chosen to be child-free
3) The gorgeousness of Emily Blunt in Sunshine Cleaning, which made an otherwise mediocre movie watcheable

Today I've already had a few things that made me very happy. The first was a dream about my mother, who passed away ten years ago. In my dream, I had my pictures from Europe and asked my parents if they wanted to see them. My dad of course said "not really," which is just like him, but Mom sat down with me at the computer and I showed her my pictures of Copenhagen. I don't dream about her often, so this was really nice, and I woke up feeling like she really had been there, weird as that sounds.

One other thing is amusing me ATM -- I'm not sure whether to say it's happy-making, but I'm giggling because even our technology resists the upcoming contrived break-up of our boys in Alles Was Zählt. First a fade out disappeared, leaving a random face from a different scene. When I added the fade back in, it sent the subsequent sound off-kilter. Then I tried to re-render it, the sound for the entire episode was off-track. I finally re-rendered it in Vegas, but the rendering hung for ages at 99.94%. It's like even our technology is saying, "No, there must be another scene, that can't be it!"

Not a very productive day, writing-wise, but I'm including this for the sake of completeness and all: