Next week... The little white box from The War Games! Oooohh! It's the Neil Gaiman episode. Looks neat-o. With Moar TARDIS interior?? Possibly? And Green Ood!
It has been brought to my attention that Hugh Bonneville's character was called "captain Avory". In the First Doctor's story "The Smugglers" (filmed, like this one, in Cornwall), there was mention of "Cpatain Avory's cursed gold"... OoooOOoooHh! :D
Right. I need to calm down, now. It's not good for me.
In other news...
Work trial at the Dicconson Arms has been set for THIS Monday! Eeek! Will update if it changes AGAIN, but hopefully I'll get it. If I am given the job there will be much rejoicing! The money will hopefully pay off my overdraft and give me some spending cash for Finland times! Woo! So, wish me luck, you guys!
GOD!! Dial Up speed internet! This takes me back to the early twenty hundreds! Waiting hours for a two minute YouTube clip to load, making tea while Bulbapedia searches for an entry and prodding gmail every two minutes because it refuses to automatically refresh. :\
On the plus side, I've written nearly a whole chapter today! Would have been more but I had errands to run and had to check on the job position at the Dicconson Arms - apparently they'll let me know on Friday when my trial day will be. Eeeep! They've removed the 'staff wanted' sign... Is this a good thing?
In related news... Father says he is planning to shut the café down for two weeks soon and have it refurbished by this new company he's going into business with. Well, good luck to him. Apparently brother Joshua may be taking over from me if I get the pub job.
On the way back from my walk to the pub I was followed by a little cat that kept jumping up at me. I want a cat now. :((
I've started reading The Hunger Gamesin your pants by Suzanne Collins (I gave up on The Sword of Shannara because it failed to entertain me). I'm almost half way through and it's pretty good so far. I've not read a lot of post-apocalyptic, dystopian future stuff. I've heard good things about it. So far few complaints other than some rather lazy characterisation. Perhaps it will be sorted out later.
Here's a picture of my brother Jonathan taking my advice and wearing a French flag as a niqab veil (in protest to the French government's ban on all such Islamic face coverings)...
The nazi salute? Not sure what that's for... Maybe Sarkozy?
Gargh! Internet is being buggered by internet pixies! Or, rather, there seems to be a problem with the phone lines in Parbold at the moment, meaning that internet connections are slower than a very slow thing indeed. YouTube is not worth the hassle, FaceBook is like the grave and LJ is just about standing up. Apparently it'll be fixed by Thursday, but we shall see. This all seems to have resulted, today anyway, in me doing some actual work on tDP. XD
No word yet on when my work trial will be re-scheduled to. I have to admit to a sense of panicked paranoia. I keep wondering if it was some rival for the job trying to get me to not show up, or if the guy will just forget about me and so on. Irrational and silly, I know, but it is bothering me. I wonder if I should go down there and ask to make sure. If it wasn't real, then it's a bit late now. And I don't want to seem like some obsessive crazy person... What? I know I AM an obsessive crazy person, but I don't want them to KNOW!
That's probably as long an entry as I dare make with this kind of connection. It's taking a few seconds between pressing a key and the letter showing up on the screen. :\
I start my new job tomorrow!! ... um... Today!! I must spend most of my Monday stocking up on black shirts and trousers and possibly some new shoes.
Today was International Chocolate Appreciation Day! It was also St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen's Day. Oh, and apparently Easter or something as well. I only had a little chocolate today and felt sick - I've not had chocolate for a while, to be fair, if you discount Hot Chocolate drinks.
I also re-watched The Impossible Astronaut and I think I've got my feelings nailed down. I love Matt smith. I hate Steven Moffat. Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you...
Okay, you guys. We need to get some things straight around here.
On my travels I've seen some pretty weird things. Freaks, you might say. If the Nestine Conciousness got hold of these things, then we'd all be fucked! In the ass! And face! I am, of course, talking about the disturbing statues and waxworks of many exhibitions. So I have to ask you all to give your opinion. Which is the freakiest?
Now, if you'll excuse me, my head hurts and my stomach feels like it's being pulled inside out. I'm going to see if the chemist is open tomorrow and hope that they have something that will make me feel better, or else something I can use to blow my own brains out.
Just found out the episode titles for series 6 of Who...
1) The Impossible Astronaut [Part 1] 2) Day of the Moon [Part 2] 3) The Curse of the Black Spot (lolololololol) 4) The Doctor's Wife 5) The Rebel Flesh [Part 1] 6) The Almost People [Part 2] 7) A Good Man Goes to War [Part 1]
And then we have to wait a few months for episodes 8-13. booo! :(
But, 'The Curse of the Black Spot' is a nice melodramatic title! We just need an 'of doom' title! Maybe we could change it to "The Doctor's Wife... OF DOOM!" or "The Day of the DOOM!" *cough*
Someone just PMed me this video on YouTube...
I have no idea what they're trying to say by doing this to me. D:
The wonderful people of Five Second Films posted a 170-second film. A parody of that show Mad Men, I think. But so, so much funnier than that. XD
I'VE CLONED US ALL AND INVITED US TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!
Today I walked to Wrightington to apply for a job. It was probably pointless, but there was some nice scenery around. Not a lot of pavement, so there was some hilarious jumping out of the way of cars going on. I should probably be in prison right now; there are surely laws against it?
Very productive day in terms of writing. I got a chapter and a half done. Am writing my first Yehab POV chapter. What I'm enjoying most in this new draft is exploring characters who were once side characters but are now more. It's fun. It forces me to think about them more. But it is going to make the book much, much longer. At the moment I'm looking at this as my list of PoV characters...
Philip, Diyn, Meg, Rob, Yehab, Ran, Gakhar.
Gakhar will only get two or three chapters, but still. A lot of the writing sucks in this draft, but I'm just ploughing through for now. I want it DONE so I can improve it, if that makes any sense at all? :s
Today I realised that Game of Thrones is starting soon! Two weeks, in fact. SEAN BEAN TIME! Looking at the trailers though I'm worried they'll make Catelyn Stark a bit too 'bitter old woman', which she never really struck me as in the first book. Though I do think she went that way (understandably). Also, A Dance With Dragons is out in two months! So I'd better get to rereading A Feast For Crows soon. Even though it's my least favourite book in the series so far.
It's going to be an epic month or two as far as watchable stuff is concerned. Doctor Who! Game of Thrones! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on DVD! Planet of the Spiders on DVD! And other stuff, I'm sure.