Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oh Gourd It’s Halloween!

I like Halloween. The decorations are awesome, costumes are awesome and once you get over the cramped hands and failed attempts pumpkin carving is awesome! It’s kind of been a tradition of ours for four or five years. Here’s this years results (I didn’t do all of them): Continue reading


Fandom.

As part of my major project for university I have to write a contextual essay explaining how a Harry Potter magazine will fit into the market. As such I’ve decided to make my main area of study fandom.

I wrote an essay on it last year and managed to blag a first (I’m not even being modest here, I seriously thought I was getting a third or a 2:2 for it). My first thought of it was that it was an incredibly boring topic. But then I delved deeper into it, I discovered more about the whole culture of fandom and how it was treated by the media and found myself offended. Continue reading


Just a Little Catch Up.

I haven’t really got anything to say, so thought I might just update you on what is happening in general in my life. I’ve only been back at uni for three weeks but it feels like three months. It has been completely hectic and I swear that at some point there was an avalanche of work and I’m still fighting my way through it. Continue reading


Versatile Blogger Award

So apparently my frequent posting has resulted in me being awarded the Versatile Blogger Award…this I did not expect!

To accept this award I must 1. Formally thank the person who gave me the award 2. List 7 things about myself that others might not know about me 3. Pass it on the award to 15 other bloggers 4. Inform the bloggers I have given them the award.

So, Beckyday6 I formally thank you for the award (and rather more informally omg thank you so much!) it totally means a lot especially since I felt my blog was getting a bit lack lustre lately! I’m glad that you’ve enjoyed enough to even consider it for the award!

7 things you might not know about me

  1. I’m a vegetarian. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this out right. I saw a video at school that showed how badly animals are treated at battery farms. The only problem there is that  I’m hopelessly in love with chocolate and I’m not a massive fan of vegetables…
  2. I love the English language, especially finding out the origins of some words.
  3. I’m a history geek. My philosophy is what’s the point of having a past if you’re not going to learn from it?
  4. I learnt to read with the Narnia books.
  5. As a joke with my friend I created an invisible friend called Queenfluff when I was 15 or 16..She was married to Kingfluff and together they ruled Fluffland (yes I’m aware I sound like an idiot).
  6. My mum is one of my best friends.
  7. As well as snakes and eyes I’m terrified of E.T.

The bloggers I’m passing this award on to:

I don’t seem to have subscribed to that many blogs so I promise to add more as I go along:

  1. I absolutely love Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic, yeah so Beckyday6 is behind this and the fact that she gave me the award means that she already has it but the writing is entertaining and it really is a damn good blog. We seem to have a similar taste in books and films and TV programmes so I know I can trust it when she gives a book a low score.
  2. I think H.E. Ellis has already been given the award but she deserves it again. Her blog is always entertaining, whether she’s talking about conversations with her mum or making a tire pile. It gives me high hopes for her book and I look forward to the day I finally get my hands on it.
  3. Day In The Life of a Busy Gal…one of those inspiring blogs. Suffers from BPD and not afraid to talk about it. It’s always enlightening reading this blog even when it’s just about different songs.

 


100th Ramble.

This marks my 1ooth post (sorry for all the spamming over the past couple of months) but I thought there was no better way to celebrate it than photos of fireworks. Continue reading


Campus is Closing Down.

Now this is very very very sad news. Campus is a quirky comedy series, set at the fictional campus of Kirke University spawned from the writers of Green Wing and provided Channel 4 with six weeks of gritty, smart and constant laugh-out-loud comedy. Continue reading


Morrissey Can Now Take on NME.

Don’t tell my mum I said this, but Morrissey is a bit of a prat. She’s like completely in love with him and tries to convince me (and herself) that he’s my dad. His music is averagely average, his attitude towards everything in life is particularly grating and he’s a Labour supporter! Continue reading


Shakespeare is the True Playwright.

Do you know who I respect and admire? I respect and admire the great authors of the past who gave us the great classics. Jane Austin, Geoffrey Chaucer, Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. But with regards t the latter there is one thing I do not like and refuse to believe. A film about it is about to be premiered and I know for certain that it is one that I have no desire ever to see. Continue reading


Angry Birds at the Cinema.

If this is actually true I have no idea if I should be excited or dismayed, Angry Birds might be flying onto the big screen. Continue reading


What’s The Deal With 3D

Seriously it’s everywhere. Obviously at the cinema, possibly in your living room and on occasion in your  hands.

Understand the lure of 3D at the cinema, after all Pandora in Avatar was truly resplendent, but The Lion King making it’s comeback to the big screen through this overrated gimmick was pointless. It was drawn in 2D, that’s what made it great and to be perfectly honest it didn’t even look like Disney had done anything to make it 3D.

There is even some debate over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in the fact that nothing really jumped out at you. In that regard all I have to say is that 3D pictures that rely on things jumping from the screen is clumsy, and while I could quite happily watch Harry Potter normally and not feel like I was missing out, I appreciated the depth that was added.

Even though I enjoy the occasional trip to the cinema that results in watching a 3D film I am quite against it being brought into every day life. There is no point in a 3D TV, especially now at the beginning of its development. It’ll just be so shoddy, everything must just look so bad on the small screen and I’m assuming that the TV companies haven’t made the same developments that Nintendo have.

Afterall they have the 3DS a glasses free portable game console and will soon be releasing an update that makes it possible for the user to film 10 minutes worth of 3D video. But the demographic for it is really kids, they’re the ones that nintendo are gunning for and it just seems a little odd that they have that sort of technology in their pockets or bags.

Mind you, if I ever get my hands on a Nintendo 3DS I probably wouldn’t be complaining.