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Karen
26 March 2013 @ 02:30 pm
Seeing as Doctor Who starts on Saturday and I might want to say something about it at some point, I thought I should again attempt to actually update this thing from time to time.

OK, things that have happened since I was last here:
  • I failed to finish my Cabin Pressure replay thing.

  • I failed to finish that fanfic I was writing. I haven't given up on it, I just haven't got around to finishing it yet.

  • I have got a little obsessed with Stuart MacBride's books. I am currently trying to read Close to the Bone but frequently stopping because I'm scared. I just have a lot of feelings about these characters, OK?

  • Oh, and most importantly, I went to a Cabin Pressure recording. The resultant lack of sleep from cramming a trip to London in on my one day off before Christmas almost killed me but I met John Finnemore and Anthony Head and was brushed past by Benedict Cumberbatch so it was definitely worth it. (And of course I made a new friend too. A wonderful day all round.)


That's all I can think of for now. Except that it's my birthday today and I stupidly arranged to do some tutoring this afternoon and now I don't want to go. Oh well.
 
 
current mood: mellowmellow
 
 
Karen
01 September 2012 @ 11:09 pm
I am going to attempt some kind of review or reaction post tomorrow once I have rewatched the episode. But for now, my main feeling is YES MY SHOW IS BACK I'M NOT SURE WHAT IS HAPPENING BUT WHATEVER LIFE IS GOOD.
 
 
current mood: indescribableindescribable
 
 
Karen
04 August 2012 @ 08:40 pm
I'm writing fanfic. Well, trying to.

I've got about four and a half pages of it scribbled down in a notebook but I've sort of ground to a halt. I know exactly what's going to happen, I just can't get it on to the page. I think I might have to skip forward to another scene or something. Still, I've never been one of those people who can sit down and just have words flow out. I always agonise over every sentence (I'm doing it right now as I write this) so the fact that I've got this far is quite an achievement. The last time I tried I didn't get past the first sentence. I had this whole huge story planned out in my head and just one lonely sentence written at the top of the page. It was embarrassing, really.

I am enjoying it though. It's exciting seeing pages fill up with words that I've written.

OK, enough procrastination. Back to the story.
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current mood: artisticartistic
 
 
Karen
22 July 2012 @ 11:10 pm
Right, Fitton. I should warn you that this post may consist entirely of nonsensical rambling. It fact, you should just assume that it will.

i'm sorry, i thought we were staging an impromptu tribute to dr seussCollapse )
 
 
current mood: tiredtired
 
 
Karen
20 July 2012 @ 08:34 pm
So, random thoughts on Edinburgh then.

hello witless, it's your motherCollapse )
 
 
current mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
 
Karen
19 July 2012 @ 08:47 pm
I’m finding it really difficult to find anything to say about Douz that’s not just incoherent babbling. I’m incapable of describing my love for this episode. I tried to make notes when I was listening to it but I was so busy reciting every line of it that I didn’t get much down. The following is based on what I could make out of my scribblings.

arthur, break the emergency glass! i require my biggles hatCollapse )
 
 
current mood: gigglygiggly
 
 
Karen
18 July 2012 @ 08:35 pm
Like Boston, this is an episode I’ve changed my opinion on. I quite liked it the first time around but every attempt to re-listen to it ended up with me giving up at one particular scene and so it became that one episode that I always skipped past. I finally managed to listen the whole way through a couple of days ago and ended up enjoying it more than I did the first time. OK, some quick bullet-pointy ramblings.

please, call me madam—MARTIN!Collapse )
 
 
current mood: bouncybouncy
current music: INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
 
 
Karen
18 July 2012 @ 07:24 pm
This is only the third time I’ve listened to this episode all the way through and yet again my opinion of it has changed. I quite liked it the first time but on re-listening I went off it a bit. A lot, actually, if I’m honest, to the point where I was feeling unsure about listening to it today. And yet, now I have, I find I’ve got over a lot of that bad feeling and I’m able to focus on the good stuff again. So, anyway, have some random thoughts.

it’s always trouble when we’re gentlemen. i prefer it when we’re imbeciles.Collapse )
 
 
current mood: bouncybouncy
current music: McFly - I Wanna Hold You
 
 
Karen
17 July 2012 @ 09:45 pm
I've been doing this Cabin Pressure replay thing on Tumblr, where I'm listening to all the episodes in the originally intended order and writing a bit about them. Well, to be more accurate, I haven't been doing it. I've been trying to do it in between bursts of procrastination and outbreaks of WHY DID I START THIS I CAN'T WRITE ANYTHING WHAT WAS I THINKING. Anyway, I thought that since I haven't been here in a while, it might be a good idea to repost my ramblings here. I'm also hoping it might encourage me carry on and finish it. So here goes with some thoughts on Abu Dhabi.

i once watched the flaps all the way to stockholm and take it from me, they are seriously misnamedCollapse )
 
 
current mood: groggygroggy
 
 
Karen
07 June 2012 @ 03:52 pm
Let's see what I've managed to cross off that list.

  • Figure out why iTunes won't work and fix it. Yeah, still haven't fixed this. I have no clue what to do with it. I tried my best and it wasn't good enough. *weeps*


  • Sort out your mess of a laptop. Haven't even started. I haven't had time, okay?


  • Clear up your clutter. This one I've been working on. The dvd pile is slowly becoming smaller, the books and magazines are no longer on the floor and I have found homes for most of my junk. Still not quite there but it's better than it was.


  • Book hotel for Edinburgh. Done. Given that we leave tomorrow, it would be worrying if I hadn't done this one.


  • Come up with bra design. Also done. It has glitter and palm trees and a camel. I'm quite pleased with it.


  • Edit: have a picture of my handiworkCollapse )

  • Buy new socks and trainers. Done. Well sort of. I got new socks but I decided that my old trainers will be fine. They're still in good enough condition.


  • Take Lemons and Landmarks photos. And this one's done too. I felt a bit daft standing outside a chip shop holding up a lemon and taking a photo of it but it was worth it.


  • WRITE SOMETHING. JUST WRITE SOMETHING. ANYTHING. THERE IS NO POINT IN HAVING A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS IF YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH THEM. Erm, yeah. Still not quite managed this one. I am going to do some this weekend. I have two train journeys this weekend, it will give me something to do. I do have a couple of things in mind that I could write, I just need to sit down and do it. And I will. Eventually.

Right, better go and finish my packing. We're leaving tomorrow morning and I'm barely organised.
 
 
current mood: sleepysleepy
 
 
 
Karen
10 May 2012 @ 06:54 pm
  • Figure out why iTunes won't work and fix it. Your phone can't be without a back up forever; that's asking for trouble.

  • Sort out your mess of a laptop. Delete all the files you don't need and make sure backup is up to date. This will only get worse. Stop putting it off.

  • Clear up your clutter. Start by working through that massive pile of books, dvds and magazines that is threatening to engulf your bedroom floor. Watch/read them and find a proper home for them. And you probably shouldn't buy any more until you're done. Yeah right.

  • Book hotel for Edinburgh. The Moonwalk is in a month. It's ridiculous that you haven't got this organised yet. Sort it out.

  • Come up with bra design. See above.

  • Buy new socks and trainers. And again.

  • Take Lemons and Landmarks photos. If it ever stops bloody raining. Really though, just go and do it. You really want to be involved in this so stop worrying about what other people think. And anyway, taking photos of lemons is hardly the weirdest thing they've ever seen you do.

  • WRITE SOMETHING. JUST WRITE SOMETHING. ANYTHING. THERE IS NO POINT IN HAVING A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS IF YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH THEM.


  • Sorry, just needed to get that down somewhere.
 
 
current mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
Karen
09 April 2012 @ 10:29 pm
How do people cope with being Tumblr famous? I posted something two hours ago, it's already got more than 100 notes and I am freaking out. This has never happened before and I'm torn between CABIN CREW YOU ARE AWESOME I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS AIRDOT and OMG WHY ARE ALL YOU PEOPLE REBLOGGING THIS THING I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS. I couldn't handle it if this sort of thing happened all the time.

I shouldn't be allowed to blog. It's too much for me.
 
 
current mood: indescribableindescribable
 
 
Karen
31 March 2012 @ 09:43 pm
And yet again, I seem to have accidentally abandoned this place. Again, I will try and do better in future.

Last time I was here was just before my trip to Englandshire. So I guess I'll start with telling you about that.

my bad photography lies beyond hereCollapse )

Now, what else has been happening since I was last here? I have rediscovered my love for the Muppets, which manifested itself by way of me ugly-sobbing my way through the new movie. Really, it was just embarrassing how many times I cried. I blame Kermit and Walter. Especially Walter. He's like a little Muppet version of me, but cuter and sweeter and lovelier. I love him so much.

The other thing I have discovered is Cabin Pressure. It's my new favourite thing. I only started listening to it about a week ago and I've already finished all the episodes and gone back to the start. I've been listening to it when I'm out walking the dog and I keep getting funny looks because I keep randomly cracking up laughing (or sobbing occasionally). It's just brilliant. The next series can't come soon enough.

Oh, and of course, we've had our new companion announced! Jenna-Louise Coleman! Someone I've actually heard of! I'm really looking forward to seeing what she's going to bring to the show. Obviously I'm going to miss Amy and Rory like mad (and Karen and Arthur too, of course) but Doctor Who is all about change and I'm ready to embrace it and see what happens. It's all so exciting!

Right, that should do for now. I will try and do better in future. Yes, I do know how many times I've said that before. Shut up.
 
 
current mood: nerdynerdy
current music: Cabin Pressure - Molokai
 
 
Karen
18 January 2012 @ 10:24 pm
I'm getting myself ready for Red Dwarf. Can't believe it's this Friday. So excited!

The recording's on Friday evening but I'm heading down tomorrow and not leaving until Saturday afternoon. Not sure what I'm going to do with all that time. Probably touristy stuff. Just gonna play it by ear.

This is the first time I've gone away for a couple of days on my own. I'm a bit scared but mostly I'm looking forward to it. I'll be able to do whatever I want. It'll be great.

Right, best be off, seeing as how I haven't finished packing yet!
 
 
current mood: bouncybouncy
 
 
Karen
I'M GOING TO SEE A RECORDING OF RED DWARF!!!

many gifs lie beyond hereCollapse )

OK, I'm done. I just needed to get that out of my system.
 
 
current mood: bouncybouncy
 
 
 
Karen
31 October 2011 @ 10:25 pm
I keep meaning to write actual things here but stuff keeps getting in the way. Like work.

Anyway, in the interests of posting something, here goes with some brief fandom-related ramblings.

videos and squee lie beyond this cutCollapse )

OK, that's it for now. Time I was in bed.
 
 
current mood: tiredtired
 
 
Karen
06 August 2011 @ 10:41 pm
I actually got around to watching Sherlock Holmes! You know, that film that came out in 2009? The one I've owned on dvd since June last year? Really, I don't know what took me so long. I'm obviously just a poor excuse for a fan.

Anyway, I watched the first half of it while I was waiting for Sherlock to come on* and watched the rest after it finished. Great fun. Two quick thoughts: 1) Damn it Watson, you made me like Jude Law and 2) I love Mary quite a lot. She's probably my favourite character. Pretty sure I'm doing it wrong again but I don't care.

Oh, and I also got around to getting Still Got Legs. I may have had it on repeat for some time. And I may have sang along with it on the bus to work this morning.

*Slight tangent but no more Sherlock until next year!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I'LL NEVER LAST THAT LONG. *cries*
 
 
current mood: chipperchipper
current music: Teenage Rebel - Chameleon Circuit
 
 
Karen
  • LJ is still down for me and has been since Monday morning. On the rare occasions I have been able to access it, I couldn't log in. I miss it so. OK, I've got DW but it's not the same.

  • While LJ's been down, I've been taking a wander around Tumblr. I still don't really get it but it is full of pretty things. I'm starting to seriously consider getting an account. Someone stop me.

  • Also, I've been watching Blade Runner on iPlayer. I watched it for the first time last Saturday and it was good but because I saw Back to Earth first, I spent most of it going "so that's why Rimmer finds snake skin in the bath!" and other such things instead of paying attention to the story. I did the same thing when I first saw The Shining and suddenly got all the jokes from that Halloween episode of The Simpsons. So I'm giving it another go and this time I'm giving it my full attention (well apart from stopping to write this, obviously).

  • NEW S6 TRAILER! It's been days since I first saw it and I still haven't fully recovered. don't click if you don't want to know what's in itCollapse ) I'm more confused than ever! I need to see this and it needs to be now.

  • I bought Amy's TToA/FaS hoodie! It's so pretty and I love it so very much. If only it wasn't so warm right now, it would never be off my back.

That's it for just now. *tries refreshing flist one more time*
 
 
current mood: draineddrained
 
 
Karen
19 July 2011 @ 11:53 pm
What's this? Me actually getting around to writing something about the latest episode of Doctor Who? And only about *counts* six weeks after the fact? No, surely not. Must be my imagination.

I'm writing this based on a) the notes I made while re-watching the episode a few weeks back and b) my unreliable memory so I apologise in advance for any mistakes, misrememberings or general nonsense that result from this. OK then, on with some thoughts on A Good Man Goes to War...

i hope some day to meet you in the glory of battle, where i shall crush the life from your worthless human formCollapse )

Right, that's me caught up. How long until the next episode again?
 
 
current mood: groggygroggy
current music: Pencil Full of Lead - Paolo Nutini
 
 
Karen
I'm here! And despite what it may look like, I haven't abandoned the place. I've just been a bit busy. That and I've had a cold. But I'm here now!

One of the things I've been doing is re-watching Back to Earth. Then watching it again with the cast commentary, and again with Doug Naylor's commentary. I think I'm on the verge of knowing it off by heart and I have lots of thoughts. Not very insightful thoughts, but thoughts nonetheless.

make it three, and don't wear nothing lilac or we'll clash!Collapse )

OK, that's enough Red Dwarf talk for now. Other things that are happening: Cars 2 is coming out soon! I know I'm like the only person who's excited for this movie but I don't care! Every time I see a trailer for it, it makes me want to do this:

All right, I'm done. Guess that's it for just now. Time for bed.
 
 
current mood: exhaustedexhausted