Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I will not be schwinging along.

I went to see a 'Schwing-Along' ctually that was very traumatic. I mean, I'm not sure what I was expecting of interactive cinema, but it was considerably more so than I well, was. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the film and it was great to see my friend (whose idea this was, I had words), oh, and there was popcorn.

But a room that densely populated with hipsters in previously ironic Wayne's World hats, ridiculous wigs and ripped jeans proved too much for me. I managed to stay in my seat though, albeit rolling my eyes passive-aggressively and sinking into my seat so I couldn't be cajoled into quoting along (every SINGLE word, really?!)

You may be thinking, 'what a miserable twat'. Well, maybe I am. Or perhaps a tad socially awkward in this panto-type (but worse) situation. I do appreciate this sense of unity and fun, but forgive me for cringing a little at the headbanging competition (they looked like they had a lot of fun, though, and some people really made a brilliant effort at fancy dress).

All-round, I did have fun (believe it or not - well, you cannot fail to at laugh a lot at that film, or at least smile) and my friend was in her element, singing along, looking at me encouragingly whilst singing (it didn't work). It was a very well organised event (with some enthusiastic and entertaining hosts), if you like that sort of thing, but apparently, it's not my cup of tea.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Campus, growing on me, and Doctor Who, an amalgamation of Pirates of the Carribean and SHIT.

This post is about TV, as you may have deduced from the title. I have either been too busy or preoccupied to write anything for a while, or perhaps I just can't be arsed. You decide.

TV. I just had to write about last week's Doctor Who because it was so shit. I'm not much of a geek, but I just had this fascination with it ever since my mum took me to visit the museum in Llandudno (I was mistaken, it's Llangollen for the pedants) when I was about 8 (hmm, going to sound AWESOME however I put this...). Anyway, in this capacity, I love the sci-fi stuff, and after a great series opener (I love The Silence and I love how simultaneously confusing and exciting that episode was), I was excited about the next episode. Matt Smith could have been Jonny Depp for all I know, I don't really know what happened anyway. No plot development, barely any sci-fi and we still don't know if Amy is pregnant and we don't know who the child timelord is!! Next week's episode will be brilliant though. And full of River Song's-unravelling-goodness.

Campus, however, I am in severe danger of warming to. No, it doesn't always get it right but some of that familiar Victoria Pile warmth is creeping into it (although Matt, one of the main protaganists, is a cross between Mac and Guy from Green Wing, and I'm not entirely convinced). The romance between Nicole, an accomodation officer and pretend lesbian, and Jason, is rather endearing (if not slightly Tim-and-Dawn from the office-esque) and Imogen is just lovely and awkward - and her relentless pursuer and boyfriend, Flatpack, well, he just resembles a puppy (who is just adorable). I seem to have got thus far without mentioning Jonty, the Vice Chancellor - who I really can't warm to - he is just trying, and failing, to be wacky. Where Green Wing succeeded, you have failed, Campus: Pip Torrens trotting like a horse down a hallway is funny (it is), an entire cast breaking out into 'Eternal Flame' and dancing is not funny (about 44 1/2 minutes in, I challenge you to watch it without cringing for more than 10 seconds).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Facebook Crimes #2.

We're all guilty of them from time to time (some of us more than others), here are ten more things that really annoy me about people on Facebook. You can read the first installment here.

1. That nickname that you made for yourself. John 'two-pints' Grey? No-one else calls you that and it's not funny.

2. Status shuffle. If you can't think of anything funny or profound to write yourself, you probably don't need to write anything. At all.

3. Sympathy/Vindictive Status.
Shaniqua Bloggs: 'Some people need to get a life'.
Rachel Twatt: 'Aww hunni, what's wrong? xx'
Shaniqua Bloggs: 'Just someone who's been giving me some shit.'

4. The 'indie song lyrics so your friends know how cool you are'. I will admit guilt on many counts for this...

5. People getting annoyed at other people's frapes. Calm down, it's only a frape (I should know, my friends and family constantly get me). And god knows it's probably more funny than the other shit on their homepage.

6. People getting confused and annoyed at why they've been hacked when they clicked an obvious spam link. Actually, that's quite funny.

7. Farmville. 'nuff said.

8. Running commentary of TV shows. Not even for the fact that it's reeally annoying, but because I HAVEN'T FUCKING SEEN IT YET AND YOU RUINED IT!!!

9. Your parents on Facebook. Sometimes funny, usually embarrassing (Dad, I know you'll probably read this).

10. The best one - inane shit that no-one cares about (but apparantly they do). You just had fish and chips and four people liked it? Really?!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I went into the garden and took some photos. Turned out alreet.


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