Jul. 26th, 2010 01:47 pm
Saw [Inception] in the cinema on Saturday, and after going in having read no reviews and only having seen the trailer once, it was easily the best film i've seen in a long time.

I'm not a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan. In fact i'm not a fan of any of the actors in the film, but the whole concept of the film is just so fascinating, and when you leave the cinema, you're still thinking about it hours later, this crazy concept that's been created. Not to mention the soundtrack that Hans Zimmer has created for this film is just incredible and so fitting.

And then i go home, Google Arthur/Eames and there's an lj community with just pages and pages and pages of amazing fics for characters belonging to a film that has only been out just over a week. It just shows how much of a pull this film is having.

I'm a very happy girl.
Just a quick update to let people know i'm still alive (i'm not supposed to be playing on the internet at the moment until my exams are over, but Peter Petrelli was summoning me to obtain Mondays episode of Heroes....)

One exam down, one more to go! You know, i'd completely forgotten how painful it is to write for 3 hours hand kept cramping - i'm just not used to writing large amounts anymore *sniffs*. I dread to think what the examiner will make of my handwriting - it started off all nice and pretty, and by page 12 i was looking at it and thinking 'what the heck did i write there?' Still, am on a post-exam high right now *bounces*. One week to go!!!

Something else that fills me with glee: Reports announcing that Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are in talks for 'The Fast and the Furious 4'. Just the chance that it might happen fills me with happiness. I adored their characters Dom and Brian in the first film (and second film for Paul), and i REALLY hope they both sign - i want more of their gay love! If only to encourage people to write more fanfic in that fandom, because there isn't enough. Okay, yes, i selfishly want Maygra to write more in her 'Unfinished Business' 'verse, because that series is my all time favourite piece of fanfiction - it's my happy place, so more of it would be fantabulous!

[ profile] luthienberen, i've done half of TWWC...i'm doing bits in my revision breaks, but i'm not quite done yet. I'm really really sorry! *grovels*


Aug. 27th, 2007 03:14 pm
*Dusts off LJ* Does this thing still work?

I know i'm bad at updating this - but i think i now have a new record - nearly 4 months without updating? I've impressed myself!

I've spent the last few months working on assignments and projects (one about local municipal waste, the other about succession on sand dunes), and some of the pressure has finally lifted. Thank goodness for school summer holidays - i don't think i would have managed it if i'd had to work as well! But still, only 2 more assigments to go, then the exams. We've decided that we're going to be doing Gatecon in October - and that's the day after my final exam, so i've got something to look forward too! Colin Cunningham is attending again (Major Paul Davis), Teryl Rothery will be there (Dr. Janet Frasier) and Carmen Armensomething (who plays Jacob Carter...i can never remember his surname), so i'm quite looking forward to it! My parents are paying this time, so it means i may still be able to do Peg 3 in January.

High School Musical 2. Is it sad that as old as i am, i love a good sing-a-long and love those films? I saw 'Hairspray' earlier this week, and while i thought it was a bit too long, i loved the soundtrack - there's some really good songs on there! I also saw 'Transformers'...another love of my childhood - my brother and sister both enjoyed it, and i did too! And they both agreed that 'Rush Hour 3' was much funnier than 'The Simpsons Movie'. I'm not a big Simpson fan...but i thought the film was crap.

I got back last night from seeing Les Miserables in London on saturday...absolutely brilliant performance. They had John Owen-Jones playing Jean Valjean, who is the most amazing singer, and blows me away every time. Here is a recording of him singing 'Bring Him Home' from Les Miserables sung at the Jones, Jones, Jones concert in Cardiff a few months ago (and for those wondering - the introduction is in Welsh) which shows not only his vocal range, but his strength as well - everytime i hear him sing that song, i get shivers down my spine. The first time my mum and i saw him was in 2002, playing Valjean in London, then in 2004 we saw him quite by accident playing the role of the Phantom in the Phantom of the Opera in the West End, and this time we deliberately picked to see him again. What can i say? He's Welsh, good-looking and has a beautiful voice - what more could a girl want? ♥
So on Saturday, after my very interesting tutorial *cough cough*, i decided that i would go to see 'Sunshine' in the cinema. You know, this was a film that i'd seen advertised and thought it would be one of those 'end of the world' sci-fi films that i do so love. And i couldn't find anyone to go with. So being the brave person that i am, went to see it on my own.

Now i wish i'd seen it with someone else...just so i could actually talk to someone who's seen it as well. Because Sunshine? I am incredibly in love with. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone who's thinking about seeing it...but really, if you are thinking of going - go already! It's not your normal doomsday film. They all pale in comparison. The soundtrack is the most awesome soundtrack i've ever heard (and i own quite a large number of soundtracks), and it set the tone of the film so brilliantly. The cinematography was beautiful, the acting was great, the characters were 3D, and the plot was developed very tastefully, but really, the plot wasn't the main focus - it was the characters. I'm so in love enough with it that i downloaded it (and it isn't even that great a quality), just to tide me over 'til the DVD comes out...because this film deserves to make money. Has anyone else seen it?

And because everyone else is doing it:

Although i don't understand why the film is called 'The Golden Compass'...none of the books are named that but I really do hope that they do do the books justice!

ETA: [ profile] luthienberen - thank you for letting me know that the friends list can be filtered...have finally found out how to do it, and have now sorted everything into categories! You have saved me major pains...this will make it so much easier not to miss out on the posts i actually want to see :o) See you Sat!
It's highly unlikely that i'll be posting again before Easter (because, let's face it, i'm terrible at updating this thing!), so i just want to wish everyone and anyone who reads this entry a VERY HAPPY EASTER!

Life has been rather busy of late with my courses, but i'm still semi-enjoying them. I have a first-aid course to attend to tomorrow for work, which will be a lot of fun as i get to humiliate myself doing CPR on a dummy. I know it's important, but the last time i had to do that was in front of my form class 10 years ago (I wasn't that close to the majority of my form, as they made my life hell for the first few years)...but still, the memory is slightly tingeing my feelings about tomorrow. 

I had what was hopefully my last hospital appointment on friday, and to celebrate, i took the younger siblings to see the new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle' film.  Can i just step out of my closet for a moment to admit that the two major childhood loves that have continued into adulthood are the 'Turtles' and 'Thunderbirds'?  Seriously...i could watch these shows anytime, and will always watch any new releases.  So we went, and we saw...and it was cheesy as hell, and i loved it. 

Also! as Little Sister came out of school half-an-hour ago, she handed me a bag and said 'that's for you'. When i looked inside there was Dairy Milk easter egg with a home-made easter card that had been made and signed by her whole class. I just...the card makes me all teary and happy and actually good about myself, because, while i don't read with the whole class, they know me from the canteen, and as L.S' big sister, and although they all signed their names: the majority of the 17 i read with every week all wrote little comments in it for me...and that means SO much to me, i can't even say, because everytime i think about it, i get this huge smile on my face. Like this J.

Happy Easter! xxx



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