Tags: do i need to make actor tags?

dw :: rory :: america salutes you

trip overview + doctor faustus review

So, the short version is that my trip was amazing and I desperately wish I had a TARDIS and could constantly revisit that particular two-week period over and over in a Moffat-style disregarding of timelines and universal laws. Now I am back in Canada and pretty sick and my sunburn is peeling and I am a hot mess who is significantly poorer than she was a couple weeks ago, but I REGRET NOTHING.

I arrived in Heathrow on the Thursday morning and met up with shinyopals and together we took the longest bus in the universe back to her city. Frances joined us in London the following Tuesday, and then on Thursday we met up with starlightmoonla and lorelaisquared and the five of us spent most of the rest of our time together. It was awesome, the bigger group meant lots of fun and lots of sub-groups splitting off.

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I think that's about it for established events at like... particular tourist places. Obviously we also did things like "eat at pubs" and "walk around" and "have a picnic" and "watch Fright Night" that were a lot of fun. There was also that time I got my book signed, and that time a guy walked past me on the street and I nearly died of heart palpitations.

You may have noticed that I have barely mentioned Much Ado About Nothing in this post! That is because it is getting its own long-winded post. Get ready. In other theatre news, we also saw Mamma Mia (fun, but I was sitting next to two small children who fidgeted and were incredibly irritating the whole time) and Collapse )

Okay, this is already super long. See why Much Ado needs its own post?
eng :: is that not strange?

GUYS SHE HELD MY BOOK IN HER HANDS

I started writing a longer post but I'm borrowing lorelaisquared's computer so I will cut to the part that everyone here might actually care about: on Thursday we did the Doctor Who Experience and I took a billion pictures and then, and more importantly, we went to the stage door at Wyndhams. There were lots of people there and poor shinyopals and goldy_dollar were too short to push through but I am large and have long arms:



LOOK

IT IS CATHERINE TATE SIGNING A MY SCRIPT

THEN I SAID "THANK YOU" AND SHE SAID SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "OH NO PROBLEM" AND I PROMPTLY SAID "I LOVE YOU" (LIRL)


TBH I am not actually 100% sure she is signing my script in this picture but she is signing a script in front of me and I have a picture of it so I'm just going to pretend. I got both their signatures! I did not tell David Tennant that I loved him which is probably for the best. I will probably post the billion photos I took at some point but I don't want to hog lorelaisquared's computer any longer. BUT I HAD TO SHARE.
eng :: is that not strange?

set phasers to LOVE ME

HELLO INTERNET

I AM ALIVE

HOWEVER THIS COMPUTER SORT OF ISN'T

I WAS GOING TO MAKE A LONGPOST DETAILINGMY FIRSTDAYI N NGLAND BUT AS YOUCAN SEE,THIS KYBOARD IS ESSENTIALLY NONFUCNTIONAL.shinyopals DISAGREES, BUT SHE IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSTIS AFTRI HAVE GONEBACK AND EDITD SOME SENTENCESDUE TO THEIR EXTREME ILLGIBILITY.

ANYWAY THE MORAL OF THIS POST IS THAT TODAY DAVID TENNANT WALKED PAST ME ON TH SIDEWALK, TO WHICH I WAS MOST LITERALLY LIKE:



I HOPE EVRYONEAPPRECIATS TH CONTXTANDAPPROPRIATENESSOFTH GIF BECAUSE I DONOT HAE THE TYPING CAPABILITY TO ELABORATE

THAT IS ALL

OPAL'SP OST IS PROBABLY MORE DETAILD AND LEGIBL.
to :: kelly :: damn you got a hot ex

a fic rec, some fanart and some babbling

I. A Doctor/River rec? In MY lj? It's more likely than you think! To Make Us Children over at sail_your_sea is a nice look at the complications of a backwards relationship through the lens of the five stages of grief. PG, ~1000 words.

II. Through a coincidental Google today I found the greatest piece of Community fanart that ever has existed or ever will exist.

III. Am I the only one in the universe who has not registered for Pottermore? I feel as though I am. I generally gave up when it seemed like registration was opening at 4AM EST, but apparently today it was around 11! AND NO ONE TOLD ME UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE. BOOOOOURNS. If someone were up to the task of registering for me I'd appreciate it, but I've probably missed that boat. I'm not DYING to get in, but ALL THE COOL KIDS ARE DOING IT and I WANNA GO TO HOGWARTS :(

IV. You know what is a fantastic episode of Doctor Who? Midnight. Just throwing that out there. I wish more post-Midnight fic existed that didn't involve Ten and Donna having sex. And yeah that means if you have recs I will read them.

V. The Office continues to be a filthy tease:

With Robert set as CEO — although executive producer Paul Lieberstein says they'd love to have Robert's former competition, Nellie Bertram, return once Catherine Tate finishes a run in a play — there will still be a vacancy for the managerial slot at Dunder Mifflin. (Source)




The Office is a sinking ship but MOAR CATHERINE TATE ON MY TV ALWAYS! Also I choose to believe that quote indicates "we totally wanted to hire her but she was busy".

VI. In an incredibly uncharacteristic decision the other day, I stopped to buy shoes, and then discovered a 3-for-1 sale was on, and came away with 3 dresses, 2 pairs of shoes and a scarf (because at that point I was tired of trying stuff on) for about $120. I don't remember the last time I voluntarily purchased a dress for a non-specific occasion, let alone the last time I purchased three, but there you have it. This fits with the fact that I actually went out of my way to buy makeup the other day, eyeshadow and eyeliner and everything. I don't know, I guess I am nurturing a futile dream that one day I will break out of my cocoon and transform into a beautiful butterfly.

VII. For a very long post, this feels pretty uninformative. I would do a meme but there don't seem to be any going around besides the ship quote one which I already did. Hmmm.
dw :: doctors :: bringing you back

top 5 celebrities i would hang out with + some other stuff

I. My internet at home is not working. This is incredibly distressing, especially with the long weekend and subsequent surplus of free time coming up. Even more distressing is the fact that I was like "well I can write fic I guess" and then remembered that no, actually all my WIPs are GoogleDocs and I cannot access them. DAMN YOU TECHNOLOGY AND MY UTTER RELIANCE ON YOU.

II. My internet is complicating matters but we are half-way through series 3 in our rewatch and my main thought rn is HOW CAN ANYONE HATE MARTHA JONES, she is so fabulous, ugh internet you don't know what you're missing.

III. I bought my plane ticket to England! shinyopals ARE YOU READY FOR THIS. I must say though, I have never bought a plane ticket before (the one time I've flown it was included in a big package deal lump sum school trip thing) and now I see why. That shit is expensive. Do they not realize that as a Canadian I have an intrinsic desire to leave the country at least twice a year?

IV. More top 5s! I am almost done. I have a bromance one to post but I want youtube clips and stuff and I'm not getting that at work, either. BUT placebetween wanted Top 5 celebrities I would like to hang out with at home. No pictures because I am at work and googling all these people feels awkward, so you'll just have to deal with my ~words. Collapse )
dw :: ten :: aloha

are you sensing a pattern?

I have a report due on Monday that is basically a, well, report on this experiment thing I did in psycholinguistics. I find it really intimidating because I haven't written a report-type thing since probably high school, and venturing out of my academic comfort zone is frightening, okay. Can't I just write about symbolism or something?

Anyway, so obviously this is how I've spent the afternoon:

  • Made a responsible decision to not go watch Harry Potter with friends tonight so I can stay home and work
  • Celebrated this responsible decision-making by checking livejournal
  • Opened the assignment, looked over it again, felt a little panicky
  • Spent more time on livejournal
  • Opened a Word document and wrote out the subheadings
  • Talked to firstofoct on MSN
  • Wrote about 3 sentences of the easiest part of the assignment
  • Oooo, maybe something exciting has happened on lj!


That I ever accomplish anything and have never handed an assignment in late is basically a miracle in and of itself.

Anyway, the reality is that I am really posting in order to post this:



Omg, favourite people.