So I saw Richard III today
…and it was brilliant. From the moment it began I was practically in tears, overwhelmed with delight and satisfaction of this truly extraordinary production.
I went into London with waffleguppies, and then met the wonderful mistyzeo, who is very tall and funny and all around excellent, hurray! We walked around Forbidden Planet, then meandered down towards Trafalgar Square where we parted ways. I wish I had been a better conversationalist (so many things I wanted to talk to you about!), but hopefully next time I won’t be so nervous and shy. <3
Photo evidence! I only just noticed Misty’s doing the Benedict pointing thing. Cheeky minx :D
And then. THE PLAY.
Those accolades are not an exaggeration.
The dystopian 1970s Britain setting was pitch perfect, the period technology and clothing made it feel so incredibly real - I especially loved unctuous politician Buckingham’s porntache and suit right out of Tinker Tailor, Soldier Spy - and the sound design was beautifully spooky with ambient noise and, oh, the way they used the microphones! Genius. :)
I could go on about how much I enjoyed this production, RIII is my favourite Shakespearean drama and everything just felt right to me, I am just so thrilled to have been able to see this version of this incredible play. Afterwards I waited at the stage door and had most of the cast sign my programme (sad I didn’t see Gina McKee, totally understand why Martin was too exhausted to come out after a matinee) and Erin and I walked back to Victoria along the Thames. It was such a beautiful evening, and a lovely end to a brilliant day.
I’m just so happy you guys ;__;
Benny took time out from his busy schedule building spaceships and promoting The Lego Movie to help me run the comic shop today :)
Guess what I found today in my local off licence
BLUE SKY BEER
All English Best Bitter
Yes, that sounds like our Wheatley ;-)
Today was different. It was a half-holiday, school was over, and nearly five hours of unsupervised, unalleviated park-bound boredom stretched out in front of him. Today, he would have been almost grateful for Harry’s company. Even suffering her good-humoured sadism and cheery disdain for hours on end would have been better than no company at all.
Awww this is too cute! John and Sherlock as children, when they first meet. It’s absolutely adorable but it made me sad that they don’t remember that they met as children. I feel like John and Sherlock were pretty in character—at least in the way I would see them as kids. Sherlock is inquisitive and brilliant and so precocious while John is ever the little soldier. I would love to see a little more, not necessarily a sequel but a bit where John and Sherlock realize they met once years ago.
My Rating: A-
Read it here, fic by wafflestories
Eeehehe look what I found - a fantastically adorable, in-character, and charmingly bittersweet story by our very own waffleguppies
GO READ IT RIGHT NOW OKAY :D
Three New Ideas
I was reading this page from Serenity Rose- Break Your Stupid Heart just now and it struck me that this is just as good an exercise for us creative sort of types as it is for witches.
- Go to Wikipedia
- Click on ‘Random Article’
- Do this three time
- Over the course of the week, or day, or however long you want to spend on this, research and combine and work your three ‘ideas’ into one ‘thing.’ Picture, story, song, object, ectoplasmic life-form, doesn’t matter what.
- Set yourself a limited amount of time (I’m going to try a week.) These are new ideas, not things to get frustrated or hung up on.
- Enjoy it. If the product takes you a certain way, away from the original articles, let it, It’s all good, as long as you’re exploring new things.
That’s about it. If anyone else does this, it’d be awesome if you wanted to show off your creations under the #three new ideas tag.
Have fun, and devour the world.
awww yeah let’s do this thing :D
so waffles challenged me to create a poem using the same technique she used for this work of beauty… and this is what happened. I told you I wasn’t a writer. ;-)
fleeting angels collide in puddles of madness
crystaline tears abscond with kisses in the dying light
of a wounded life
a desperate intimacy enforced with aching breath
buried alone in your glamour
i await you
so the other day I hung out with waffles in town
we were wearing our identical purple jumpers
and our aperture science test subject bracelets (she is orange, I am blue)
and ate the same delicious sweet potato chips
and the whole time I was like
we weren’t even doing anything special but it was awesome because we are friends <3
next week we’re gonna do karaoke IT’S GONNA BE WICKED awww yis :D
Listed Wentworth on my Etsy! Up and nicely photographed and shiny.
YAY FOR GETTING THINGS DONE.
Wentworth is a curious fellow. Mostly, he’s curious about what he IS. Bear? Koala? Alien? Nobody knows. Some things are certain, however- he’s friendly, huggable, unique, and looking for a good home. Also, on a good day, his frankly massive ears can pick up the Home Shopping Channel.*
Wentworth is a one-of-a-kind handmade artist’s bear. He stands 15” (38cm) from head to toe, and sits at 12” (30cm).
Wentworth is lovingly made out of super-soft luxury faux fur, a beautiful chocolate-based 2cm pile with amazing hints of ash and cherry at the tips. His arms and legs are jointed, and his paws are made from fun striped jersey fabric.
*Not an actual feature
Eeee isn’t Wentworth a cutie? I hugged this adorable bundle of fluff this morning and can you he really is just as sweet and cuddly as you imagine. And he moves too! :D
Ah, bless you for actually remembering I am trying to do this :D
I am writing! Sort of. Mostly under duress (aka when Waffles pokes me ;-). But words are being written, which is more than has happened in years, so I’m still feeling pretty chuffed about things. I have about a thousand words of utter nonsense down, which in NaNo terms means I’m about 20,000 words behind schedule but WHATEVER I am not a writer and this is just supposed to make me Do Something for a change.
My story is based The Juniper Tree, a rather obscure Grimm’s faerie tale that I love, because there just isn’t enough cannibalism, infanticide and murder in kids books nowadays, right? XD That’s the idea, anyway - what I’ve written so far doesn’t really have much to do with that, but oh well! :)
I’ve been to two NaNo meetups so far, and I’m not entirely sure if the events themselves are helping, but having Waffles glare at me every time I put down my pen certainly is. ;-)
Hard at work at the Nano Meetup
Look! Writing is actually happening, I promise :D
WE ARE FRENS YAY FRENS
And yes, we are being photobombed by a portrait of David Jason as Rincewind. It was traumatizing XD
I might post some excerpts at some point, but I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. Wish me luck! :)
This is my bookshop.
It’s small and lovely and I’m so very proud of it.
You should come visit me and talk about children’s books :D
and you should follow nevers because she is lovely and knows a lot about books oh my god does she
Why do I have to be an entire Atlantic Ocean awayyyyyy?
OH YOU GUYS
Thank you for saying such lovely things about lil ol’ me you are the best of the very best and I love you <3
RUBIT DREW THIS AMAZINGNESS FROM A CHAT WE HAD (BASED ON THIS ARTICLE) SCREEEEEECH UGLY NOISES
me: for some reason whenever I think of someone who doesn’t know anything much about fanfiction, I picture someone in a train carriage.
me: i don’t know why
i guess they’re reading the guardian on their ipad and they’re like what’s this?
swaying from a strap
they’re between south kensington and victoria
Rubit: you have stock footage in your head
me: ‘by jove!’
me: also they’re in the 1920’s
it’s a steam powered ipad
Rubit: “what is this mysterious contraption?!?”
me: “why I couldn’t say sir,” says their pneumatic butler
this has got away from me somewhat
Eeeheeeheee this is SO SILLY I love it also you are both awesome and too cool for school XD
yeeEEEES um um um TOO MUCH CHOICE. ummm his dark materials! wheatley and chell. REVERSE GAMBIT PLOY.
bathtime is never fun