crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
For the past five months I often found myself thinking "I should post about this on Livejournal" but then I never got round to it and it got to the point where I felt like I couldn't just come back and start posting without talking about how long I'd been away so I just never came back. So now I'm making myself come back cos I want to be able to just pop on here and post about whatever, especially now that I find myself drifting away from Tumblr more and more.

The Oscars are tonight and I'm pretty sure I'm going to record the ceremony and watch it tomorrow. Part of me wants to stay up and liveblog cos I have fond memories of doing that in the past, but I fear I am getting to the age where staying up until 5am just isn't an option. I am slightly tempted to try and not-quite-liveblog it as I watch tomorrow (cos let's face it, no one is going to be reading my posts as they go up and it's really just for my own amusement that I do them) but I'm not sure I can resist the temptation to just have a quick look at other online things and thereby risk spoiling myself about who wins.

Emma has now joined our predictions game, so there's three of us competing this year. But we have pared the categories back to just the main ones. That's probably sensible cos in the past a lot of the awards have been complete guesses cos I have no idea about them (I did look up the difference between sound mixing and sound editing once, but I still don't really understand it and even if I did I still have no idea which film should win!)

As usual I have seen very few of the films nominated this year. And by "few" I mean "two": Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (nominated for production design and costume design) and Hidden Figures (nominated for actual, proper awards!) It's incredibly unusual for me to have seen a Best Picture-nominated film before the ceremony so I'm quite proud of this feat! And while Hidden Figures was a fantastic film, I still think La La Land will win.
crystalcazzie: (Made of Awesome)
Today was a wonderfully healthy and productive day in which I ate popcorn, watched The Dark Knight Rises, and made snickerdoodles.

I've heard characters in American shows mention snickerdoodles all the time but I had no idea what they actually were (beyond being some sort of cookie, obviously) and for some reason I'd always assumed they had nuts or something and I wouldn't like them. Turns out they're delicious and I definitely foresee myself making them again in the future!

And now it's time to catch up a bit more on the November meme:

16. What would you consider your spirit animal?

A manatee.

17. What's one good thing that happened to you today (or this week)?

New pictures of River Song in the Doctor Who Christmas special. And the resulting outpouring of love and excitement on Tumblr. Takes me back to the glory days of the Eleventh era when we all got excited over new episodes and flailed together. I miss those days.

18. What's one complaint you have today?

I don't know, today's been a pretty good day. I suppose I could say the Amazon Video app on the PS4 not working for some reason, but I quite enjoyed the sense of accomplishment I got from finding a way around the problem (by unplugging my Fire box from upstairs and bringing it down) so I can't really complain.
crystalcazzie: (DW Amy/Rory)
On Saturday morning I was up before 7am to get a train then a tube then the Emirates Air Line cable car to go to the ExCel in London for the second day of the Doctor Who Festival. I was in my cosplay, with added fez, and I'm so glad that I didn't chicken out and just wear my normal clothes because it really was so much fun.

Here I am at the welcome sign in all my Eleventh Doctor glory:



(That photo was actually taken at the end of the day, but shhh. Let's pretend it was the beginning!)

Inside the Festival Hall there was a giant Lego Tardis. Two things I love brought together!:



I took quite a few photos of the talks, but they didn't all come out very well cos I was a bit far back. I've put a few of them up on Tumblr. The ones from the Meet the Cast talk are here and then I have a separate post with pictures of Mark Gatiss with Mr Sweet because I loved how adorable it looked. Far cuter than any poisonous, blood sucking leech has any right to be! Those pictures are here.

The props and prosthetics were really interesting and I bought quite a lot of things including a little plush Eleven that talks when you squeeze him, a Sonic Screwdriver bottle opener, badges, a Tardis necklace, wristbands, a lanyard, a mini Eleven vinyl keyring, a random Titan figure (I got regenerated Nine), a Tardis tote bag, a Festival tote bag, a Festival handbook, a Festival t-shirt, and a Sherlock mug that I'm planning to give to Rob at Christmas cos I know he likes Sherlock.

Overall I didn't spend too much money, and, like I said before, I once again resisted the lure of the purple coat. Despite how pretty it is:



Really brings the whole cosplay together, don't you think? (I wish I had a better picture of me wearing it though.)

Once the convention was over we headed back on the Emirates Air Line, which gave us beautiful views of East London at night. It was pretty windy too, so we swayed quite a bit along the way! We then had cocktails and dinner in the O2 where my clothes probably looked quite a bit weirder than they had in a convention centre full of other cosplayers!

Overall it was an excellent day and I'm hoping that I've converted Paul to the joys of cons so we can go to more together in the future. I'd definitely like to cosplay again. =D

Happy 2013!

Jan. 5th, 2013 06:54 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
Happy belated New Year, everyone! I know I'm a bit late with my annual memes. I blame a combination of LJ being down and me being distracted with other things, ooh, shiny...

Anyway:

Meme One:

The Questions )

Meme Two:

The Sentences )
crystalcazzie: (Simpsons Pope Marriage)
So I see that no one replied to my entry from yesterday. Apparently you all ignored my totally subtle hint that I wanted someone to come up with a brilliant idea for what I could do to celebrate my follower milestone after I failed to come up with anything myself.

But whatever. I don't mind. I'll just have to try again to think of something. It shouldn't be too difficult; I mean I am overflowing with genius. Or is that wine? I think it's wine.

Eh, that's good too.
crystalcazzie: (DW BAMF Rory)
I have over 100 followers on Tumblr! I'm really rather amazed by that!

I want to do something to celebrate, but I'm not sure what. I had thought about maybe doing a vlog but when I asked if people would be interested I only had one response. So I'm guessing the answer is no.

I'm a bit stuck for what else I could do though...
crystalcazzie: (Teh Intarwebs Kitten)
I need to make a post so I don't lose at NaNoBloPo. The main topics on my mind at the moment are as follows:

1. My 10,000th post on Tumblr was a success. I was seriously worried that people would think I was stupid for posting it, but so far everyone seems to like it. This makes me happy.

2. I'm thinking I should watch American Horror Story. Between Rach here and Caro on Tumblr, I'm hearing a lot about it and how good it is. I just hope it's not going to freak me out too much.

3. I'm cold.

That's about it. As you can see, my mind is a powerhouse of brilliance. And the title of this entry may be a lie.
crystalcazzie: (Default)
Hello Livejournal!

I know I have been horribly neglectful of you recently and I apologise for that. I've been spending most of my time on Tumblr lately. I'm sorry, but the Doctor Who gifs have drawn me in and refuse to let me go. Also all the pictures of Alex Kingston's boobs. Not that I'm shallow or anything.

I'm totally shallow.

But anyway. Today is my birthday, and of course I could not allow it to pass by without regaling you with my now infamous epic poem of birthday brilliance:

Alas, tis not to be my fate
To remain the age of twenty-eight
I must submit to the march of time
Now that I am twenty-nine

Just one more year left of being in my twenties. I feel like I should be curled into a ball sobbing about my lost youth or something.

That'll probably happen later. I've had too much champagne to care at the moment.
crystalcazzie: (DW Eleven/River)
I have returned from the 11th Hour convention! And yes, I had a brilliant time. That's not to say there wasn't some serious anxiety, but I got through it and the good parts of the weekend definitely outweighed the bad.

Here, have some ramblings about my time there:

The 11th Hour Report )
crystalcazzie: (My Mate Marmite)
I have just eaten cake in honour of the Jubilee. And later I plan to have Pimms and strawberries in honour of the Jubilee. And then tomorrow I might even open a bottle of fizz in honour of the Jubilee.

As you can see, I am a big fan of cake and booze the Jubilee.

Maybe if I get tipsy enough I'll actually get up the courage to post on the forums for the convention I'm going to and possibly send messages on Tumblr and try to make friends with some of the people I follow who are also going. I've been trying to get up the courage to do this for a few weeks now. It's not going great.
crystalcazzie: (DW BAMF Rory)
So the new Doctor Who companion was announced today. I also had today off work. I could pretend that I'm such an obsessive Whovian that I took the day off specifically because of this, but actually I'm just using up my last few remaining holiday days and booked this time off before we knew when the announcement was going to be. Still, it all worked out pretty well cos it meant I had the day to flail and panic and react and try to get my feelings under control.

I did write up an initial response and posted it on Tumblr earlier, so I think I'll just copy and paste it here. It's my thoughts about the announcement of the new companion and also about a tweet by the Doctor Who account regarding something Moffat said about the method of Amy and Rory's departure. So, you know, spoilers.

Doctor Who News Reaction )
crystalcazzie: (Default)
In an attempt to gain confidence and be more outgoing I am talking to people on Tumblr. I am doing it on anon (baby steps people) and even though they have no idea who I am and I am not saying anything rude, I am still shaking with anxiety.

Good job being a normal human being there, self. Nothing ridiculous about that at all.

2011 Memes

Jan. 1st, 2012 07:21 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW Eleven/River)
Time for my annual New Year's memes. I'm feeling a bit tipsy at the moment because we didn't finish the champagne last night so I've taken it upon myself to make the sacrifice and drink the rest of it today. I hope my answers still make sense.

Meme Number One: The Questions )

Meme Number Two: The Sentences )
crystalcazzie: (Halloween)
I just went to make myself a rum and coke. It ended up being a rum and lemonade because I am stupid and didn't turn on the light. It is... interesting. It's kinda growing on me, actually.

And yes, hark at me actually making a post! It's been, what, two weeks this time? I hope everyone has been behaving themselves in my absence.

I would like to say that I've spent this time away from LJ productively, in the sort of sensible grown-up pursuits that would befit a responsible, 28-year-old adult. Things like paying bills, visiting museums, renting houses and consulting lawyers about being mid-sold payment protection insurance. (Those are the kinds of things adults do, right?) I certainly wouldn't like to say that I've spent the majority of my time reblogging stuff on Tumblr and reading Doctor/River fanfiction. Because that would be ever so slightly pathetic. And accurate.

Oh, wait, I did do something productive. I have built the Millennium Falcon out of Lego. It is indeed as awesome as it sounds.

Also, Rob, Esme and I carved our pumpkins earlier. They all look very cool, even if mine is the same pumpkin-face that I do every year. And I have Halloween Lego, which I built afterwards, and Halloween cupcakes that I made before. So, actually, I've been very productive today. Excellent. Go me.
crystalcazzie: (Autumn Leaves)
Uh, weather? A word, please? You may not have noticed this, but it's autumn now. It's going to be October in two days. So what's with the summeriness? While I'm sure all this bright sunshine, clear blue skies and soaring temperature would have been lovely a month ago, it's not really appropriate for now. My coat is feeling sad and unloved. I'm sure you understand.

Speaking of autumnal things, Saturday is going to be an awesome day for TV! Last episode of Doctor Who series six and first episode of Merlin series four on the same day! Plus I plan to finally get around to watching the third episode of Sherlock, so it's going to be a trifecta of brilliant British television.

Also, Strictly Come Dancing! I'm seriously just going to set up home on the sofa and not move for hours.

And then, on Sunday, I can watch Tumblr explode.

Oh yeah, I have a Tumblr now. Tumblrs are cool.

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