Icon Meme

  • Apr. 23rd, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

Picked by [livejournal.com profile] shenniefish 



1.
I think this is the first fandom icon I ever uploaded to LJ. It's from Torchwood. Ianto is my favourite character because he's totally badass, but at the end of the day, he is just the tea boy.


2.
This one is Dean from Supernatural. I love his face. To be honest, I actually only got this icon because I needed one to use in [livejournal.com profile] badfic_quotes  and the sentiment was appropriate.


3.
This one is also from Supernatural.  I love it because it's totally true and because Bobby's wearing a tie. What more can one ask for in an icon?


4.
This one is from Women's Murder Club. I no longer venture into the fandom, but Jill is still one of my favourite characters. She's so ballsy, yet still very feminine... and she's hilarious. I also love the colouring in this icon.


5.
This one is from Skins, episode 3.06. I can almost quote this entire episode. I think this is the only canon!ship I've ever shipped. I love them. They are, by no means, my OTP, but I've done so much squeeing over them nonetheless, especially in this episode, what, with the forest sex and whatnot.



Comment and I'll give you a letter.
Then you have to list ten things you LOVE that begin with that letter.
Afterward, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

My letter, also picked by [livejournal.com profile] shenniefish, was S. It was incredibly difficult because there were so many things I wanted to put on the list.
But I managed to whittle it down to 10, so in no particular order...


1. Skins.




The first 2 seasons of Skins impressed me so thoroughly. I was apprehensive about the 3rd season/new cast, but they were also rather impressive. Can't wait until season 4.


2. Supernatural.




Supernatural is still one of my favourite shows, however, in my head season 4 and the season 3 finale never happened.


3. Six.




Six is one of my favourite characters from Battlestar Galactica, especially head!six. She's as sweet as anything one minute and totally badass and domineering the next.


4. Sharon




Sharon is another of my favourite Battlestar Galactica characters. I'm not entirely sure why, yet. I remember her doing something badass in the show, but don't remember what it was.
At the moment I only like (the future) Sharon Agathon, however, I think it's Boomer who does the badass thing.


5. Stepmom




This is one of my all time favourite films. I've seen it dozens of times and I've cried every single one. There are few moments in my life that I can point to and say "on that day, I learned such-and-such," but Stepmom taught me humility and courage in the most devastating, yet honest of ways.


6. Sin City




I adored this movie. The imagery is just spectacular. Every time I rewatch it, I see something I hadn't noticed before.


7. Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes




My aunt owns a vineyard in this small town in the South of France. I have the most vivid memories of my holidays spent there.


8. Storms



When I'm at home, in winter, and have no intention of going out any time soon, there is nothing I love more than curling up in bed with my duvet and some hot chocolate and listening to the pounding rain and the thunder outside as the lightning illuminates the hills in the distance.


9. Snow



I adore the snow more than just about anything.
I love snowboarding, making snowmen and snow angels, snowball fights, tobogganing, skidoos...
But on it's own there is something innately majestic and ethereal about snow.
It's so perfect and clean and lovely and it makes me feel all warm inside.


10. Socks



I love things you can wear on your feet, shoes, sneakers, stockings, slippers, sandals, but socks are my absolute favourite.
They keep your feet warm and they can say so much about you.


Honorable mentions also go to: Space Jam, sailboats, Simon and Garfunkel, Starbuck, the 60s, the 70s, school holidays (the only reason this one didn't make the list was because I thought of it after the fact), Sally Sparrow, Space (the big thing surrounding the world), Stars (the ones in Space, not on the tv), my friend Solina (she didn't make it because she wouldn't let me put a pic on the interwebs), the Stig, Stephen Fry, Stephen King... I'd better stop there.





Patriotism at its finest

  • Apr. 23rd, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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On the weekend my brother purchased some new, very expensive, very loud speakers.
This is part of the conversation that just transpired between him and two of his friends:

T: Where were they made?
C: American.
G: You shouldn't spend all that money on American stuff.
T: You should spend it on Australian stuff.
T & G in unison: Like beer!

At least I can be grateful that they have some understanding of the economy... or something.

God, is that you?

  • Apr. 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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I just received a phone call from somebody whose voice I do not recognise, informing me that I've been accepted to Hogwarts.
I'm assuming that one of my friend's is behind it, but I can't imagine which one.
Time will tell, one supposes.

One a penny, Two a penny

  • Apr. 12th, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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I'm still a wee bit wasted trashed hungover groggy from the weekend's post-exam failure celebrations, but I mentioned on my Twitter that I'd post this. As Tweets are binding contracts, I guess I must.

On Friday (Good Friday), whilst staying at a friend's house with a group of friends, my friend Cate woke me up at 7am and insisted that we make hot cross buns. She then fell asleep rather promptly.
I, however, continued to bake.
Here is the result.


I forgot that they wouldn't become perfectly round on their own and thus didn't bother smoothing them down. My crosses were also very a bit wonky.
Nonetheless, they tasted rather marvelous.
I got the recipe off the internet, for once.

I just had one of the greatest weekends ever. I hope everyone else's weekends were productive/enjoyable.

Happy Easter, Everyone!


It's over... for now

  • Apr. 8th, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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I just sat my last exam of the half yearlies.
It was biology and it wasn't too bad. Good thing I actually studied this morning.
Now I have almost 3 weeks of holidays.
I'm going camping tonight, which is awesome. Unfortunately, it means that I'll miss my friend's 18th tomorrow night, which isn't so awesome.
Happy Birthday Theresa!
I have to be back on Sunday morning for mass, but until then I have 3 and 5 nights days to myself.

I'm trying desperately not to think about the fact that I have to repeat this whole process twice within the next 6 months
       :(



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The cousin situation is a tad less dire than I had first assumed.
My eldest cousin (13), since I last saw her 6 months ago, has stopped being an annoying child and has become a helpful, annoyed teenager. This means that I have an ally when my younger cousins get a bit rowdy. Fortunately, even my younger cousins seem rather well behaved. They were never obnoxious, loud children or anything, they just constantly insisted on being involved in everything I did. Today they are actually giving me my space (for short periods of time; 15 minutes is the best I've done so far).

This is the beginning of the end

  • Apr. 4th, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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My aunt and her 5 children just arrived from France. This is terrible; they're not supposed to be her until the 11th.
I'm so unprepared; I haven't had a chance to relearn my fake smile, or my condescending stare.
There are cousins trying to talk to me; make them stop.
If I don't post within the next 7 days, I've probably committed suicide or gone to prison for murder a family member. Either way, I'll be in a better place.

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It never rains, but it pours!

  • Apr. 3rd, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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It's raining a lot at the moment.

This morning, a lot of my back yard was under water.
The pictures are a bit difficult to see, but we shall try nonetheless.


Here's my gumboots covered in water while I'm standing on our garden path.


Here is said garden path. You can't really tell, but the water is about 6 1/2 inches deep at that point.

Today/last night it rained so much that several people couldn't take their exams, because they couldn't get to school.

I love it when it rains, but not in such quantities.


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Trqbslqtiob (translation)

  • Apr. 2nd, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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Okay, I finally figured out how to turn off the evil programme.

Here is what it was supposed to say:


QWERTY, where did you go?


Okay, so here’s what happened:

I was messing around with my computer’s settings, trying to figure out how to make Microsoft Sam speak to me in word, when I accidentally (well, intentionally, out of curiosity) activated a program we have that changes the English QWERTY keyboard into a French AZERTY keyboard.

I then, accidentally (really an accident this time) got out of the programme. Now I don’t know how to get back into it and fix my keyboard. If anybody thinks they know, I would appreciate any suggestions.



AZERTY, <here did you go!

  • Apr. 2nd, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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Okqy, so here’s <hqt hqppebed:

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I theb, qxxidebtqlly (reqlly qb qxxidebt this ti,e) got out of the progrq,,e. Bo< I dob’t kbo< ho< to get vqxk ibto it qbd fiw ,y keyvoqrd. If qbyvody thibks they kbo<, I <ould qpprexiqte qby suggestiobs.

Let the failure begin.

  • Apr. 1st, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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Today I sat the first exam of my year 12 half yearlies; English paper 1.
I failed spectacularly.
My essay wasn't actually as bad as I expected it  to be, however, it was incredibly short.
My creative writing piece was also incredibly short, completely off topic and possibly quite inappropriate.
My short response answers were, once again, too short and unfathomably asinine.

And to think, Australia has one of the easiest final year courses in the first world.

A Skins rant in letter format...

  • Mar. 30th, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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Dear Skins writer,

Yes, I agree, Katie and Emily did look gorgeous in their matching dresses and I'm thrilled that you've decided to write about them, but I'm not entirely convinced that we were watching the same thing.

Look here. This is a photo of Katie and Emily in their Love Ball dresses.

This is the way I saw them. Now, tell me, did you see the same thing? Because those dresses do not look black to me!


Now, on a similar note.
This is a photo of Lisa Backwell, Kathryn Prescott, Lily Loveless and Kaya Scodelario (Panda, Emily, Naomi and Effy, respectively).

I'd like to draw your attention to Lily and Kat (the two in the middle).
Kat is wearing high heals. Lily is wearing flats. And Lily still stands a few inches taller than Kat.
Actresses do not change sizes when they get into character, so do not tell me that Emily had to lean down to kiss Naomi when they were both standing on the flat, because I won't believe you!



X-posted to [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants .

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Funny emails

  • Mar. 27th, 2009 at 12:20 AM
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I just finished my Biology assignment and don't feel inclined to sleep, so I thought I'd post some funny email conversations I've had with my friend [livejournal.com profile] shenniefish 

[livejournal.com profile] shenniefish :
This is getting weird. [name omitted] and I were talking about how Gmail needed a webcam chat, and then BAM, there it was. You say that Google Reader needs a reply to shared, and BAM, there it is.

GOOGLE, ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?

Me:
shhh. don't say anything incriminating. these conversations are being monitored, so it is of the utmost importance that you do not mentioned the meth lab in the basement in which we are cooking and selling drugs in order to make money to invest in the illegal arms trade so that we can procure WMDs which we plan to use to assassinate the entire US senate which is the last step in our plan to take over the world which began with us causing the stock market crash!




It honestly took me 5 minutes to come up with all of that, but it was so worth it.
I wish I could tell you that we reserved this level of senseless stupidity for the internet, but I can't. Most of our conversations are like this.


The other day we had a delightful conversation about porno titles. The title 'Her Majesty's Secret Cervix' came up. I, naturally, asked [livejournal.com profile] shenniefish where her majesty keeps her secret cervix. After she informed me that she didn't know, we parted ways. Later that evening this email conversation took place:

Me:
I asked my dad where her majesty keeps her secret cervix and he said "in her secret knickers."

[livejournal.com profile] shenniefish :
Haha, win.

Does that mean she wears two pairs of knickers -- one secret, and one not-secret?

Is this treason?

Me:
Well, we don't know if she's wearing her secret knickers. She may be keeping them in a vault with the family jewels (see what I did there?). And we have no way of know if she wears non-secret knickers or not; she may be going commando




Anyway... I just realised that I probably should have asked [livejournal.com profile] shenniefish 's permission before I posted these.
On that note, this is a post-dated message for 19:25 on 25/3/2009:
[livejournal.com profile] shenniefish , I have the intention of posting some of our personal email conversations on my LJ. If this is not okay, please let me know before 12:20am on 27/3/2009.


More funny cousinisms

  • Mar. 24th, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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My seven year old cousin, Miglé, just learned that 'beeping' is used to cover up swear words on television.
Now she's yelling at her microwave because she thinks it's swearing at her.

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I just spent the last hour buggering around with stupid mood themes, which I finally got working.

Now I have a biology paper, which is due on Friday, to write.

I also have about 6 weeks worth of French work to catch up on, a maths paper to start/finish, English and Biology tests to study for and 2 English papers to write.

I have about 6 books half read, several of which are essential for school.

I also have the following things sitting on my hard drive waiting to be watched:
  • 4 seasons of Quite Interesting
  • 3 episodes of Dollhouse
  • most of a season of Merlin
  • most of a season of Firefly
  • 2 seasons of Buffy
  • most of a season of Chuck
  • a season of Dexter
  • half a season of Friday Night Lights
  • half a season of True Blood
  • an entire season of Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagan
  • 1 season of Oz
  • 2 seasons of Saxondale
  • 4 entire documentary series
  • a mini series
  • 2 obscure French films
  • 14 obscure non-French films
Plus I have to cook dinner in about an hour and I'm incredibly tired and doubt I'll get anything productive done tonight.

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Writer's Block: A Little Green

  • Mar. 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Um, yes. On Tuesday. It was [livejournal.com profile] shenniefish . This is like the dumbest question ever. Who hasn't?
Plus I think the point of these writer's block things is to avoid questions which can be answered with a single word.

Suicide or homicide?

  • Mar. 20th, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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The unbelievably annoying child next door has spent the last 46 minutes (literally fourty-six minutes) screaming "Mum, I wanna lay down, mum! Mamma, I wanna lay down! Wanna lay down, Mamma!" over and over again!
His mother has even told him to go lay down, but he still keeps screaming it.
I have never wanted anything more than to go over there and beat him over the head with something very large and heavy.
What's the chance that I'll be able to lift an anvil?

ETA: He's still screaming. It's now 11pm. What the hell is a four year-old doing up at 11 o'clock.

Slugs and bananas... Banana slugs?

  • Mar. 20th, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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This is the conversation I had with my friends in class today.

E: My house is so boring It's in the middle of nowhere. There isn't even anywhere you can go get something to eat.
T: Where can you go to eat at my house? Unless you want to catch yabbies... or eat slugs.
Me: T, you live on a banana farm and you're gonna eat slugs.
T: Oh, yeah. Shit!
Much laughter ensued. E hadn't followed the conversation and was very confused, which made it even funnier.

Guess you had to be there, but it was one of the funniest conversations I've had in quite a while.
It was just as funny as when I accidentally told[livejournal.com profile] shenniefish to milk me, instead of pour me some milk. My ribs hurt so much after that laughing fit.


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Excuse me...

  • Mar. 9th, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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Gabe is one of the smartest people I have ever met. He's a paranoid conspiracy theorist, but brilliant nonetheless.
Yet this is the conversation currently taking place in my house:

Gabe: How is it? The word tomato has Tom in it.
Tom: And Mato.
Gabe: Yeah, let's got ToMato's house.
*Laughter*
Gabe: Asparagus has Gus in it.
Tom: Leek has Lee in it.
Gabe: Broadbean has b-ROARRRR-dbean
Tom: Artichoke has Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrr-tichoke.
Gabe: It's Aaaarrr, to choke.
*Laughter*


Writer's Block: More Island Time

  • Mar. 3rd, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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[Error: unknown template qotd]'How to Get Off a Deserted Island, Which has no Electricity' Volumes 1-5. Duh!

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