Fright Night

  • Aug. 21st, 2011 at 12:21 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] david in fright night)
So yesterday I went to see Fright Night with [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis, [livejournal.com profile] sandsdream and [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn.

Brief review with some spoilers, as I don't have much time to type up something long. Lack of time is also why I'm not answering the comments to my last entry right now; I will get around to it, I promise. )

I'm sure I'd have more thoughts, but I gotta run. Any questions, squee, whatever, feel free to leave them in the comments. :)

Fright Night

  • Jun. 6th, 2011 at 8:23 PM
teyla: Daisy from Spaced reading a porn mag. ([otf] huge fat cocks)


Fright Night trailer under the cut. New Fright Night trailer. With moar Tennant. And a lot of eyeliner. )

This is just. Very attractive. If you'd like a picspam of the important parts of this trailer, go here.
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] hamlet)


Spoiler warning: If you read this, you're going to be spoiled for absolutely everything, from costumes to stage design to changes to the script to David Tennant's crotch. It's all in here. Don't read if you're planning to see it and want to be surprised by what they did with the production.

It's very long. Sorry about that. Also, it assumes that you know what the play's plot is. If you don't, you can read it up here.

Click here for an attempt at a proper review. May still contain fangirly flailing. )

If you have the money and the time to come down to London and see the production, you totally should. It's really, really good, and not just because it's got Catherine and David. They don't hurt, though. Neither does the crossdressing. Or the dancing. <3

If you can't come to London to see the play--or if you can but feel that everyone should get to see it--you can always sign the petition that's asking for the production to be released on DVD. I know, it's a bit of a long shot, but hey. It worked for Hamlet.

Random post-deadline ramble

  • May. 13th, 2011 at 3:19 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([oft] castiel is out of minutes)
Handed in my FMP yesterday. I think it's good. I think it's possibly the best of the course this year. But fuck am I glad it's done with. I have two more written things to complete till Tuesday, and a Q&A session to attend on Wednesday, and then I'm done with uni. Huh.

I will get around to filling at least a couple of the prompts you guys left me the other day. I've just been really crazily busy. I haven't even gotten around yet to watching Exile.

Here's a cute interview with David and Catherine about Much Ado. It's got a cute picture, too. I also just bought this. Someone tell me to stop spending money.

Speaking of money, I just remembered that the fundraising people I worked for a while ago still owe me my holiday pay. I will have to chase them down. Will also have to chase down a couple of FMP people for money. Why is it that you always have to chase people down if you want money from them? Stupid question, I know, but still. It gets tiresome.

This is a very random post. It needs more pictures. This is the first thing you get from Google images if you type in "random". Anyone know what it is? I have no clue.

ETA: Oh. I think it's primes. Is it primes?

Telly Babble

  • Apr. 27th, 2011 at 12:28 AM
teyla: Calvin rejects the quality of network programming but still watches it. ([misc] c&amp;h television)
First of all, I know I owe some folks comments on several entries. I will get to them! I just talked so much about the new Doctor Who that at some point I just hit that point where I couldn't talk about it anymore. I'll probably answer them one I finish this post.

Secondly, I watched United, David Tennant's new drama, the other night. Some spoilers plus a bit of a rant. )

I also rewatched Single Father. No spoilers, really, just some rambling. )

And Exile promos have been released! Exile, apparently, is John Simm's new drama. Which I vaguely knew about, but had no idea was coming out so soon--May 1! Keep up the good work, boys. All of this might just tide me over until Torchwood starts airing this summer.

Hamlet on DVD

  • Apr. 19th, 2011 at 2:13 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] hamlet)
So I didn't vid, and I didn't make a DT 40th birthday picspam, either. Instead, I went and watched Hamlet.

I'd never watched the DVD version before. I went to see it live in Stratford in 2008, and I was thrilled when they released it on DVD, because I loved the RSC production a lot, and not just because of David Tennant. But for some reason, I'd never actually watched the DVD--until now.

I'm not sure if I like the CCTV-ish effect they added in the DVD version. I can see what they were trying to do, and I did like the scene where Hamlet tears the camera down, but the whole video-taping the play bit, and Hamlet keeping a "video-diary", I don't know. It felt a teeny bit contrived.

Also, they made some odd choices when it came to locations. The DVD version felt much more cramped than the stage version did. I think the oddest choice was that weird staircase/kitchen area where Hamlet is brought before Claudius after having killed Polonius. Weird location. I wasn't sure why he would interrogate him in the staircase. I suppose they were possibly trying to go for an "underbelly" sort of feel--the rotten, run-down parts of the palace where Claudius makes decisions like sending Hamlet to England and having him killed, versus the shiny, pretty parts of the palace where Claudius pretends to be kind and generous. Possibly? But I was still confused by the stairs.

I did like it, though! David gets to be extra-nuts, even more so than he was on stage. Patrick Stewart works much better on television than he does on stage. He has a tendency to act with the tiny muscles in his face, and unless you've got front-row seats, you miss out on all of that in the theater. When I saw it in Stratford, I felt like he was doing a lot of standing around and not acting at all. Yes, correct, I did not have front-row seats.

I love Gertrude in this adaption. I adore Hamlet's and Horatio's dynamics. I'm not so sure about Ophelia; she's hard to get right. This production didn't do it any worse than other productions, but they didn't do it any better, either. Same with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Laertes is good; I really like the actor. And thank you, RSC, for leaving out all the boring Fortinbras nonsense. Every time I go to see Hamlet, the play gets to the last scene and I go all weepy and emotional for Hamlet and Horatio and their star-crossed love, and then they tack on those few lines about Fortinbras at the end and I go . . . that was unnecessary. I think the RSC production is the only production I've seen that does the sensible thing and ends on the Hamlet/Horatio dialog.

So, generally, I do like the DVD version. I may have to buy the DVD. But the stage version was better. Unsurprisingly, I guess. Live is always better than DVD, where theater is concerned.

Ngh.

  • Mar. 21st, 2011 at 2:25 AM
teyla: Ten with a lot of negative space looking off to the side. ([dw] ten bzuh)


Because I felt like it. )

The first pic is my favorite, though.

Procrastination Post

  • Jan. 16th, 2011 at 12:04 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] vegetable)
Apparently, David Tennant's gonna be a dad. D'awwwwww. I know, I know, paparazzi photos, I shouldn't be linking you. But. Baby! :D

Blah blah baby blah. )

. . . I'm gossiping celeb gossip on my journal. I assure you, it's all in the name of procrastination. I'm supposed to be writing an essay on how New Who and Torchwood connect to and express the global age. I will write it. In a moment.

I don't have too many new things to tell you. I'm busy with uni, trying to figure out how to write the script for my final project, writing essays . . . oh, I got a job. It's a door-to-door fundraising job, lol. I'll find out how long I'll be keeping that job, considering that I'm really bad at any sort of sales pitching or convincing people to give me their money. But I'll get a few shifts out of it, at least, which means that I will be making at least some money soon.

Oh, right, I've also knitted some socks. Knitting socks = not as hard as it looks. Actually, it's ridiculously easy and quick, if you have YouTube tutorials you can follow. I've finished a pair for myself, and am now knitting a second one. Just because I can.

It's also looking more and more likely that I'll be getting married this summer. Probably in Boston. Probably in July or August. I'll keep you guys updated.

. . . random entry is random. I'll be going back to writing my essay now. Feel free to distract me by telling me about how your life's going at the moment. :D?

Spending money on things I can't afford.

  • Jan. 9th, 2011 at 7:53 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] hamlet)
Guess who has awesome amazing front row tickets for Much Ado About Nothing.



They were horribly expensive. But I'm sure it'll be worth it. Tennant and Tate live on stage! :D :D I'm going with [profile] wihluta and [personal profile] earlwyn on May 27. It can be my graduation present to myself, or something.

I have a job interview on Monday. This should be incentive enough for me to try and actually get that job.

Now I have to go cook food and write an essay. I just felt I needed to let the internet know that for the first time ever, I actually have decent theater seats! :D

OMG :D

  • Jan. 8th, 2011 at 10:43 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] hamlet)
I wasn't going to post any new entries until I had responded to the comments on my previous two entries--yes, I suck, I'm sorry. :/ My only excuse is that last week was really busy uni-wise.--but THEN I SAW THIS. And had to post about it.

Tennant and Tate reunite for Much Ado.

Asdskjfd. June 1 till September 3; that means I could make my parents give me those tickets as a birthday present. Or if I can't do that, I'll figure out something else. Catherine Tate, David Tennant, and Shakespeare! I'm there.

Who else is going?

Single Father

  • Nov. 7th, 2010 at 6:58 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] quiet david&#39;s on)
So I just watched Single Father.

Almost no spoilers underneath. )

Also, I just dropped out of the role play comm! Because . . . they were accusing me of infomoding when all I was doing was not nerf my character into absolute incompetence in order to let a plot go ahead. Or, well, actually, they weren't accusing me. It was all very passive-aggressive and polite, as LJ RP tends to be. I'm not actually holding a grudge against most players at the comm, but it was just getting a drawn-out exercise in frustration. So I dropped! I should be around more now.

Also. Single Father. So much love. So much love. I may have to rewatch it tomorrow. Now that I've got time since I'm not RPing all day anymore.

Avoiding Work.

  • Oct. 31st, 2010 at 10:37 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
I'm supposed to be writing a script. So of course, I'm filling out a meme instead.

Seventeen opinions on Doctor Who. Stolen from hobbit_feets. )

I'm . . . alright? Busy. Senior year is busy. I did a week of work experience with a local independent TV company last week, and am deciding that I really would love to work in this business. It's silly. You spend your days trawling the internet trying to find ways of acquiring a sawn-off shotgun for cheap, and everyone takes it dead seriously. Because dammit, that shotgun is the most important prop in that reconstruction, and it might actually be in focus for ten seconds. So it's gotta be a good one. But we have no budget, so try to get it for free. It's awesome.

Happy Halloween! Not that I celebrate Halloween, but I suppose a few people on the f-list probably do? If not, just, you know. Happy 31st of October. How is everyone?

Brief Update

  • Jun. 3rd, 2010 at 2:58 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] thinky David aw)
I've been very quiet this week. Mostly because for most of the week, I felt really weird. Feeling better now though. I have no idea what was wrong; I hope it fixed itself.

Anyway, yes. Hello, everyone. My life is being quite uninteresting at the moment; I'm looking for a job but not finding one. I've been invited to an IKEA assessment center on June 8, though. I may end up working for IKEA! That would be awesome. I love IKEA. "Assessment center" sounds scary though. What happened to good old-fashioned interviewing?

I marathoned Dollhouse. Minor spoilers. )

Then there's this, which was posted today at [livejournal.com profile] dt_pic_daily:

Picture under the cut. )

I . . . don't really have words. Any input, anyone?

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Hiiii internet

  • Feb. 10th, 2010 at 12:24 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] boobies)
SecretAdmirerAnonymeme


Haven't done one of these in a while. Please, stroke my ego! :D? In other news, two people linked me to this today:



You think they were trying to tell me something?

God, internet, I am so goddamn unmotivated and bored today. TELL ME A STORY. Or post a funny gif or a macro in the comments, or something. FREE FOR ALL. 3, 2, 1, go for it.

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Rewatch?

  • Jan. 9th, 2010 at 12:33 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] ten shades)
So, now that RTD's Doctor Who is definitely and once and for all over, I think it's time for a rewatch. I know I want to do one, and I know of at least one more person who also wants to do one. So I thought I'd post a poll and ask who'd be interested in joining, and what method would be preferred.

The Doctor Who Rewatch Poll.

As said in the poll, even if you haven't seen the show yet, you'd be welcome to join this rewatch. Also, please feel free to link anyone to this poll who you think might be interested--the more the merrier.

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Pic- and Icon Dump

  • Oct. 10th, 2009 at 9:23 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] roth looking up)
I woke up this morning feeling very cross with the world and all its inhabitants. Clearly, the only thing to do about that was to sit down and sort through my giant graphics folder.

It's not any cleaner than it was before, but I found a few icons I made but never uploaded, and I realized that I have over 400 pictures of David Tennant. They're all neatly labeled and in order, too. I decided to zip and upload them, because, well, maybe someone will find them useful. Or at least pretty to look at.

These are completely random pictures, in all qualities, from promos to screencaps to photos to Doctor Who set pics to any- and everything, really. The zip file is around 67MB, and can be found here at MegaUpload. I tried to label them according to occasion and location to the best of my knowledge, but I've probably gotten stuff wrong. Feel free to download, share, and do with them as you please.

And a couple of random icons. )

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Acting Talent

  • Aug. 27th, 2009 at 2:15 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([lom] 1973)
God, John Simm is a fucking amazing actor. I just watched LoM 1x02 (on YouTube, because I was too lazy to get my DVDs from the living room, lol self), and fuck. That character, Sam. . . he's just every 21st century neurosis wrapped up in this twitchy, helpless man clinging to his rules and regulations. And Simm does such a great job transferring that onto the screen. That show, it amazes me every time I watch an episode.

I may have to rewatch SoD/LotTL. Just to have that stark contrast of Simm and Tennant together on screen. They're so different, in their acting and their portrayed personalities, and yet each of them is brilliant in their own right. They need to work together more. Putting them together on screen, it would make every show explode.

In other news, I spend the whole day reading first notalwaysright.com and then various wank communities on JF. Lol waste of a day. I just don't know what to do with my time till I'm off to the States. *twiddles thumbs*

What's up with the f-list?

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Happy Birthday, David

  • Apr. 18th, 2009 at 5:48 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] thinky David aw)
It's David Tennant's 38th birthday today. In honor of the occasion, I made myself some microwave chocolate cake.

Apparently, corn flour is not effectively the same thing as normal flour, at least not when you're baking, so my cake looked a little like the Creature from the Black Lagoon when it came crawling out of its mug. But it tasted well enough. Om nom cake.

Also, yes, David. 38, eh? Well, it's not 40. Also, David says he may be 38, but he's still looking good.

      


I have to agree.

'sup, f-list? I've been mainly using this journal for locked rants lately. >_> Time for some catching up. \o/ What's been going on?

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