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Apr. 12th, 2009

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Robin Hood 3x03- Lost in Translation


I actually really enjoyed it this week, thought it was something of a return to form. Much more how RH should be- daft and silly, with inappropriately evil bits, a moral dilemma that is actually a dilemma, and as little Kate as possible. Mind you, I might have been being lenient because the Doctor Who special put me in such a good mood, and I was trying to translate 200 lines of Beowulf at the same time. That would probably also account for the fact that I didn’t miss Guy. Very, very odd.

So I watched again, and here are my thoughts vaguely in order:

 

Warning: Rhetorical Questions Abound.Collapse )
So, I realise that most of that was just me saying "Oh, Alan!" in various permutations, but you know- the point still stands.

Easter DW Review to come.  Spoiler: it was GOOD.

Apr. 4th, 2009

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Robin Hood 3x02

Official diagnosis: better than last week, but with a definite moment of shark-jumpery.

Distracting hair, oh how you distract me...Collapse )

Mar. 30th, 2009

will face side

Rrrrrrrrrrobin Hood 3x01- Because someone just can't keep her opinions to herself...


Well hello there LJ, apparently Robin Hood's done what Series 4 of Doctor Who couldn't and dragged a review (of sorts) out of me.

SO.  Onto the crack.  Warnings for long sentences, bad language and outbreaks of CAPS!RAGE.

Sweet Cracky Jesus, BBC, you amuse me.Collapse )Sheesh.  Long.  If the series continues in its usual (mad) vein, I will forced to continue.  And promise I'll review Plant of the Dead as well (forecast isn't good though- something about Michelle Ryan and giant flies, I just don't have a good feeling).

Lurve, peace and underpaid, coffee-addled BBC junior writers.

Apr. 4th, 2008

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The Sea- Night of Winnage

I went to see 'The Sea'.  That's a play by Edward Bond, not a big wet thing.  Within this play, there was Harry Lloyd and Russel Tovey.  After this play, there was stage door fangirlage.  Commence Evening of Awesome:

Jan. 8th, 2008

hamlet

Things heard in and around my life today...

Just to prove that I'm totally normal.

Thing #1:

History Class, Discussing Leader of Democrat Party Elections in America

TEACHER: Aren't the results of the Iowa Caucus exciting?
POLITICS STUDENT #1: *dreamy sigh* Yes, I'm so please Barack Obama is winning ...
POLITICS STUDENTS #2 AND #3: *more dreamy sighs* Oh yes, why don't we have someone like him?
TEACHER: Yes, we really need someone charistmatic and young, who just entices you to vote for them...
ME (IN HEAD): OMG VOTE SAXON!!!


Thing #2:

History Society, Learning About Pirates

SMALL GIRL DOING PRESENTATION: And she became a pirate when her father engaged her to Alf, Prince of Denmark...
ME: *starts whimpering and twitching*
HANNAH: *sigh* Hamlet wasn't the only Prince of Denmark, Raf...
ME: He was, HE WAS.
HANNAH: Maybe Alf was his real name.
ME: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGHH...


So yeah.  Totally normal.  By the way- pirates?  Are cool.  And cross-dressing ramnce antics work in real life as well as Shakespeare plays, apparently.  Well, according to Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonney and Mary Read they do.

Jan. 6th, 2008

hamlet

Rose is Back: Return of the Mary-Sue!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/cult/news/drwho/2007/11/27/51031.shtml

NO.

Jan. 1st, 2008

hamlet

I BROKE MY STAR WARS VIRGINITY...

...and now I'm a total Star Wars slut!

The original trilogy obviously, not the jumped-up fireworks display of a toy advert (thank you, Simon Pegg) that is the newer trilogy.




HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Welcome to 2008.  A year, just like last year, but a little bit different.

Dec. 27th, 2007

hamlet

Haven't had internet for two weeks so this is very late BUT...

...I GOT INTO MAGDALEN (OXFORD)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I get to GO THERE (if I don't fuck up my A-Levels) to that BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL, MAGICAL PLACE.  To LEARN about THINGS I LOVE.

Oh, thank you Baby Jesus.

Also- MERRY BELATED XMAS TO YOU ALL!!!

Nov. 30th, 2007

hamlet

THE BIG MASSIVE UNIVERSITY POST.

Ok.  In light of things like The Future, I have decided to do THE BIG MASSIVE UNIVERSITY POST.

I have applied to:


And I have had offers from:


Haven't heard from Warwick yet but apparently they always take ages and Oxford interview is next week- aaaaaaaaaaargh!

...

In other news, I HAVE MY BRACES OFF!!!!  Until next week when I have to have stupid fixed retainers put on.

But still!  I can now legitimately say:

MA TEEFS, LET ME SHOW DEM TO YOU.

Yeah, bitch.  Take that.  (Um, the bitch is my Orthodontic Fate in general.  Not you.)

...


In other news again, I have fallen in love with yet another dead literary figure.  "Which prematurely-deceased, poetry- writing, pretty boy have you fallen for this time, Raf?"  I hear you cry type.  Well, my dear reader, that is what we call a Good Question.


So for the moment, I shall leave you with these thoughts, which are, unfortunately, not mine, but Percy Bysshe Shelley's:

I am borne darkly, fearfully, afar;
Whilst, burning through the inmost veil of Heaven,
The soul of Adonais, like a star,
Beacons from the abode where the Eternal are.

Nov. 20th, 2007

hamlet

THESE B SRS RL.

OH WOEZ.  SEE MA RL SRS BIZNUS FACE. >-(

I should probably stop talking in macro-speak if i want you to take me at all seriously.

However, this really is serious and crappy real life stuff, which I've been meaning to put up for a while.

But there is some fun stuff (Read: "Fangirl Stuff") too.  Yay!

Christ, that's long.  If you have put up with my woes thus far, well done!  Now for your reward (which will be in devon): FANGIRLING!


Ah well.  C'est la vie.

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