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guinevere

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -thoughts

Posted on 2007.07.28 at 01:25
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Running up That Hill -Placebo and Kate Bush
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Spoilertastic, naturally. Fanart at the bottom for anyone who can’t be bothered to trek through my ridiculous amount of thoughts.Collapse )



guinevere

Harry Potter (no spoilers guys) and floods

Posted on 2007.07.24 at 00:30
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Forever Love, Anna Nalick
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Just taking a break while reading Harry Potter. I’m on page 415. Pathetic I know, but I never was a very fast reader. We couldn’t go out at midnight to get it in the end because everywhere’s flooded. We managed to get it first thing in the morning, which was sort of good because by that evening a large portion of our nearby town was underwater. This kind of puts a dampener (quite literally) on my trying to get a job there. I also almost got stuck at a party there -dressed as a fairy no less- but fortunately managed to get home before all the roads closed.

So now I’m stuck in Aston (which is also completely surrounded by water), reading Harry Potter. Well, I can think of worst fates.

Right. Haven’t finished The Deathly Hallows yet so I won’t discuss it. I did however see the fifth film, and I do feel something of a need to discuss it so, review under cut…


DW

Picspam for Utopia -because I feel like it

Posted on 2007.07.16 at 23:43
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: Fix You -Coldplay

Yeah, I know this is like four weeks late, but it was a bloody good episode and I said I would do it so….

Screencaps stolen from http://doctorwho.time-and-space.co.uk/index.php because i'm lazy like that

I would seriously consider before spoiling yourself for this one. It’s really better when you don’t know what’s going to happenCollapse )

guinevere

Goodbye Mr. Blair...

Posted on 2007.05.13 at 09:09
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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It’s a great old English tradition complaining about our leaders. We have entire programmes devoted to it (on that note, did anyone catch ‘Have I Got News For You’ last night?). I think as a whole we like our country, but we‘re a rather pessimistic bunch by nature. If anyone saw the announcements for the 2012 Olympics you’ll know what I mean. For those of you who didn’t I’ll give you a brief re-cap. 

So, Blair has finally given a resignation date and I have to say my feelings on this are mixed. So I think, rather than following the great old English tradition of complaining about everything he’s ever done, I’ll weigh up the pros and cons all nice and neat like. Look I have bullet points and everything.


Okay, so the bad.

  • So the obvious for this is Iraq. Yes it was, it was illegal. It was a revenge war that was never going to end well. It’s cost thousands and thousands of lives. And would we really be there if there wasn’t any oil? I disagreed with it when they went in and I still disagree with it now. At least he wants to see it through. No, despite popular opinion, there is no way it’s right wander into a country, mess it up, then leave at the first given opportunity. I don’t agree with it, but we’re there now and that means we have to see it through till the end.
  • On the note of Iraq. The interesting take that western governments have on middle eastern wars. It’s very nice that Mr Blair has been working for peace in the middle east, but I wish he’d look at places that don’t have oil. What about the crises in Darfur? What are we doing about that? And that’s a place that could really use some intervention. I mean there’s a bloody massacre going on and no one’s even blinked an eyelid.
  • So Tony Blair said judge him on the NHS. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha….ha ha ha ha ha ha…ha hahaha. I’ll elaborate shall I. My Mum works for the NHS, and sure there aren’t people waiting years for treatment so much any more, but that’s because they skip through patients so fast that they often don’t get the treatment they need anyway. And that's without even mentioning the MRSA virus and patients dying in the corridors.How is that good?
  • The education system. We have the highest rate of childhood depression in Europe, and personally I think this is due to the education system putting kids under a ridiculous amount of pressure to do well, while simultaneously teaching they nothing as they are forced to constantly meet a bunch of stupid targets.
  • While we’re on education, the university fees. Naturally I do not like this because it means that in a few years time I’m going to have £-25000, and an arts degree that will not earn me any money. But the thing that really makes me laugh is that in 10 years time, we’re going to have an entire middle class generation, that are hugely in debt a large portion of which will probably have to be written off, and this will probably send us into some kind of economic meltdown.
  • And then there’s the subject of how much power Tony Blair actually has, and the answer -more than he should. I have pointed out before that there really isn’t any good set up to stop someone who really wanted to, starting a dictatorship in England, and Tony Blair has come worryingly close to the mark at points. His cabinet meetings are ridiculously short, and a worrying amount of policies come directly from him. It is also worth noting that England has more CCTV cameras than almost anywhere else in the world. Can you say ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’?
  • As Ian Hislop cheerfully pointed out. At the end of Tony Blair’s speech he wished us good luck “because he knows we’re going to need it.”

And the Good
  • He’s a brilliant, brilliant, speaker. Now this may not sound like a big thing, but in a leader it’s extremely important. I was at home on my own when the 7/7 London bombings hit and having not been able to get through to my numerous friends and relatives who were in London at the time sat down and watched the news. Anyway, on came Tony Blair’s speech, and it was a GREAT speech (it can be found here, if you want to look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhU4F6lhLLo). It was the first time in a long time that I had really thought of the man as my leader, and been truly glad that he was. I think he said just the right thing -I was particularly impressed that he thanked the Muslim community for their support- and at the time it was what convinced me that we’d be able to pick ourselves up.
  • I don’t agree with isolationism. I don’t think that means that we should butt in on everything, but think that we have a duty to help, because we have the ability to do so. I’m always strangely proud that we fought in the world wars even though they weren’t a direct threat to us when they started out. Tony Blair helped to influence the peace talks in Northern Ireland which have been extremely successful. It’s hard to imagine what a complete mess Northern Ireland was even just 10 years ago, and while not everything there has been solved, they’ve certainly got a lot closer in the last few years.
  • He seems to be fairly honest about what he does. Now this may not be true, but I feel it’s at least nice to have the illusion of honesty from one’s political leaders, although I suppose that just means that he‘s a better liar. David Cameron doesn’t strike as even slightly honest. He strikes me as smarmy and creepy, and generally untrustworthy. He’s my local MP incidentally, which means that not only has he spoken at my last school (and couldn’t answer a single question straight btw) but he feels the need to send me things like birthday cards and other such rubbish. “Dear Sophie, you are 18. Vote for me.” No thanks.
  • When Blair goes, Gordon Brown will most likely take his place. God save us all.


So for anyone who’s interested here’s Tony Blair’s leaving speech.



Okay, I fib. That was actually David Tennant on dead ringers in what a feel was an impressively good impression of Blair. 

The actual leaving speech can be found here, if you’re interested. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZdueiaicR4

 


DW

Daleks in Manhattan -Picspam

Posted on 2007.04.28 at 15:52
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: My Weakness -Moby
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Okay. First of all my art exam is in a week so I’m certainly not going to be getting these done before Friday. Sorry, but you can look at them while you wait for the next episode. Anyway, thoughts: not so sure about this episode. I thought that it would have benefited from staying in the same place for more than five minutes at a time. It was like they wanted to show all the elements of 1930s New York  but I thought the story became a little bitty, and the writing certainly wasn’t at it‘s best. However I don’t like to judge a double parter before I’ve seen the second part so we’ll see.
And Daleks! (Considering the title you’ll excuse me for not counting this as a spoiler) there’s something incredibly exciting about Daleks. I think it’s the idea of watching a monster that both my parents cowered behind the sofa from as children. Heck, even my parent’s parents did for a little while. Also ‘Dalek’ was one the best episodes in series one, and if not my favourite overall certainly the best written. I think Christopher Ecclestons performance in that certainly got it into our heads why our parents  where so afraid all those years ago. I hope they don’t kill the off, properly. That would suck.
Picks from http://doctorwho.time-and-space.co.uk/index.php. Just double click for a larger view.

Heavy spoilerage under cutCollapse )


DW

Gridlock pickspam (Apologies for the lateness)

Posted on 2007.04.21 at 15:32
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Secret Smile -Semisonic
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 Yes, once again it’s that time of the week when I pick out a bunch of pictures form the last episode of doctor who and then make random and obscure comments. Sorry it’s very late this week but I was going back to school and on my A-level year so I had other things on my mind. It’s interesting to see peoples comments on this particular episode because -rather like marmite- everyone either seems to have either loved it or hated it. I personally loved it and actually think it may be one of my favourite ever episodes.
Dear me. These seem to be getting longer. I’m terrible at cutting down.
Pictures taken from http://doctorwho.time-and-space.co.uk/index.php.

Lot’s and lots of spoilers, beware! Collapse )

Next week…Or today actually, Daleks! :D

DW

Doctor who oneshot -Remnants of Rose

Posted on 2007.04.17 at 08:57
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: Imagine -Eva Cassidy
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So this little scene sort of popped into my head and I felt the need to write it. Martha’s POV. Rose/Ten, Martha/Ten (but only in a one sided way).

I do like Martha and it probably shows but as I’ve said before I like the idea of her loving the Doctor and him not loving her back, which is mostly what this little oneshot is about, as well as how Rose’s not-quite-prescience effects that.

This is my first whofic btw.


guinevere

Because this is sooo not a way to get out of doing my homework...

Posted on 2007.04.15 at 15:48
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: Rotterdam -beautiful south
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Right, I’m bored/supposed to be working, so I’m going around everyone's journals and doing their quizzes.

So…from hoppytoad79’s journal: 

you are steelblue
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Your dominant hues are cyan and blue. You like people and enjoy making friends. You're conservative and like to make sure things make sense before you step into them, especially in relationships. You are curious but respected for your opinions by people who you sometimes wouldn't even suspect.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.
the spacefem.com html color quiz



From jaceyangel‘s journal:


Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

And fromproserpine75‘s journal:



Your Beauty Element is Air



You're quirky, fresh, and fashionable in a surprising way.

You have a beauty that's all your own, and it changes as quickly as the wind!


What's Your Beauty Element?

 

Don’t you just feel like you know a lot more useless things about me now? Right, g2g do art.

DW

Picspam/commentary on 'The Shakespeare Code'

Posted on 2007.04.11 at 08:29
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Boulevard of Broken Songs (Remix)
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Okay, you’ve convinced me. This is a commentary/picspam thing, for (the Shakespeare Code). Big spoilers. If you don’t want to know the plot, don’t click.
Apologies. This one is longer, less relevant and more crazy fangirl-ish than the last.

I have absolutely no idea how to do screencaps, so pictures are nicked form http://doctorwho.time-and-space.co.uk/index.php. I could have uploaded them onto photobucket, but a. I would have been here till next Tuesday and b. I would probably have run out of space so if you want to see them bigger, you just have to double click.


guinevere

Doctor who fluff

Posted on 2007.04.06 at 12:41
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Runaway -Pink
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So, felt everyone was suffering a little from new companion blues, and drastic action needed to be take (I also needed a good excuse to put off my homework). So…

Drastic action



Oh, and I have another one…




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