magicallaw: (merlin: arthur; sorry what did you say?)
- Because I am slow, I have just discovered DailyLit.com. It means I can get away with reading at work and no one will ever know. Excellent.

- Speaking of books, I've just finished another EDA - Demontage to be more specific. I actually really enjoyed it and it held my interests a lot better than some of the other EDAs I've read. Fitz pretending to be James Bond helped, obviously.

- Am watching Merlin, which you may well have guessed from my icon. Have just finished 1x7 so no spoilers beyond that, thanks. I'm told it gets better as the series goes on which is pleasing to hear as it's pretty good now. Am spending most of my time shipping Arthur and Morgana, both with each other and pretty much everyone else. That said, Uther and Gaius are my faves I think. Shall probably finish watching this weekend then I can actually read other people's posts and stuff. Good times.
magicallaw: (a2a: Alex. reaching out to you.)
Noes. Dean Andrews' blog is telling me that Ashes to Ashes will not be back until April. APRIL. THAT IS LIKE FOREVER. Well, next week will be March, so April will be next month very shortly, and that is not that long at all. *tries to breath* On another A2A note, I am making a fanmix for Alex and Gene for they are very fanmix worthy. Much fun is being had looking through songs of the late seventies and early eighties. Plus, it is giving me a break from fic that is impossible to write.

Law & Order: UK started tonight. My thoughts )

Briefly, before I pop off to bed, I should mention that I watched Frost/Nixon this weekend and thought it was a really good film. Michael Sheen is a freak of nature. How does he do that? Could quite happily watch that again. Oh, and I just finished reading Liar by Stephen Fry. I love books that make me think 'what the flippin' heck is going on here?' all the way through, and I'm pleased to say that I just about figured it out by the end. I felt ever so pleased with myself, and of course, thoroughly entertained. That Stephen Fry's a clever chap, isn't he.

Oh yeah

Feb. 14th, 2009 09:36 pm
magicallaw: (dw: ten/martha; honey you are a rock)
I feel like I need to share my crying incident at work yesterday. Crying at work is something that has happened to me on a couple of occasions and, I can tell you, it doesn't do a lot for your self-esteem. This time, however, was a little different. I was sat in the kitchen having my lunch. I was eating by myself for the first time in weeks, so I took advantage of the situation and took my book with me. I knew that Marley and Me would make me cry so I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to read the ending at work. I got totally busted and one concerned colleague even had to fetch me tissues from the ladies. Man, I'm such a sap.

Anyway, 'twas a lovely book and one I suggest all dog owners read.

Suffice to say, as soon as I got in yesterday, I made a very big fuss of my little boy, who was very pleased to see me - as he always is. The fact that he then tried to attack a skateboarder on our street (he hates the noise) did not ruin the moment in the slightest.
magicallaw: (TG: the most miserable man ever)
Have been keeping myself out of trouble by consuming various media goodies. Namely, The West Wing. I've finished series two now and because I promised myself to watch something ELSE after I'd finished it I must be strong and hold off watching it until... erm, tomorrow. Hey, I'm not that strong. I'd've failed harder if it wasn't so flaming obvious what was going to happen next. Instead of cracking on with series 3 I might just rewatch that scene in the cathedral from 2x22. I could watch that on a loop for the rest of the month and not get bored and cry every time.

I also watched The Golden Compass this afternoon. It was all a bit meh for me, and it didn't really make the books appeal to me either. Still, I would quite like my own daemon.

Speaking of which (sort of), Demons was onna telly just now (yes I typed this as I watched) and I said no spoilers, didn't I? Oh well )

On the book front, I'm currently reading The Yes Man by Danny Wallace which is frightening and funny. As someone who has just lied in order to get out of going somewhere this evening, I'm sure you can see why they thought of saying Yes to everything might scare me so much.

Now, I'm going to watch that something else I said I would after I finished series two of The West Wing: Jonathan Creek rewatch time, bb. Oh yeah!

ETA: Forgotten about UNEXPECTED COLIN BAKER IN EP 1.

Moar Lists

Jan. 10th, 2009 11:22 pm
magicallaw: (Default)
Ignore this, for this is the post what books I've read and what films I've watched in 2009. Targets this year are 40 books and 50 films that I haven't seen before.

Films

January
1. K-PAX (2001) 3/5
2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2007) 5/5
3. The Golden Compass (2007) 3/5
4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 5/5

February
5. London to Brighton (2006) 1/5
6. The History Boys (2006) 4/5
7. Frost/Nixon (2008) 4/5
8. My Beautiful Launderette (1985)3/5

March
9. Hancock (2008) 2/5
10. Tu£sday (2008) 3/5
11. The Chronicals of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) 2/5
12. In Bruge (2008) 4/5
13. No Country For Old Men (2007) 2/5

April
14. Magicians (2007) 3/5
15. The Kingdom (2007) 3/5
16. Kingdon of Heaven (2005) 2/5

May

Books

January
1. Dalek I Loved You by Nick Griffiths 2/5
2. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer 2/5
3. The Yes Man by Danny Wallace 4/5

February
4. Doctor Who: The Bodysnatchers by Mark Morris 2/5
5. Marley and Me by John Grogan 4/5
6. Liar by Stephen Fry 4/5

March
7. Brick Lane by Monica Ali 4/5
8. Acquired Tastes by Simone Mondesir 1/5
9. Sorting Out Billy by Jo Brand 3/5
10. Doctor Who: The Taint by Michael Collier 3/5

April
11. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 4/5
12. Doctor Who: Demontage by Justin Richards 3/5
13. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams 3/5

May
magicallaw: (dw s3: Ten/Martha - hero)
At the beginning of the year, I set myself a few challenges with regards to television and film watching and book reading. They were:

1) Watch 500 TV episodes in year;
2) Read 30 books in a year;
3) Watch 100 films in a year.

As some of you may recall, I completed the TV challenge a month or so ago. But in the last few days I completed the other sections. Hooray. So, here is what I did.

teh lists )
magicallaw: (Buzzcocks: lesbians mmmmmm)
1. There has been moaning on teh flist about the new LJ profile page. Personally, it really doesn't bother me. However, it appears you're not alone in your dislike (NSFW).

2. GIP. Jack Dee wins at life.

3. I have just watched One regenerate into Two *sadface*. I am looking forward to Two, don't get me wrong, but One was brilliant. He giggled a lot, you see, I have a thing about gigglers I think.

4. Tony Parsons is breaking my heart; I both love him and hate him for being such a brilliant writer. My Favourite Wife is superb and it had me crying on the train home from work the other night. BASTARD.

5. I go watch more West Wing now.
magicallaw: (Promos: Ten/Donna Team Tardis)
Mostly battling with this feckin' cold. If one more person tells me that this particular bug lasts for at least two weeks I shall cough all over them. Bah. Anyway, it is improving. Slowly. So I feel like getting back to the norm; which I am. I am writing fic. Whoop. Done about 300 words tonight which is good as this particular story has been on my mind for a while now. Will be fit to post one day, one hopes.

What else? Well, catching up on telly has been high on the agenda. Series two of Secret Diary of a Call Girl is nearly all watched now. Have to say, I prefer it to last year, but then I preferred the second book which focused more on Belle's personal life much like this series. Plus, like [livejournal.com profile] lizbee, I am having fun playing spot Billie's Baby Bump and/or Body Double. I swear they didn't even try to hide it with the Rapunzel outfit from episode 6.

Have also been watching Stephen Fry's Big Trip Around America In His Taxi (or whatever it's called). I do actually want him to adopt me. Watching him on a horse was very entertaining.

I am failing to watch SJA on the day it is broadcast, but that's what the iPlayer is for. I like watching it when I'm feeling particularly crappy as I can't tell you how much it fills me with glee. I have been looking for Clyde icons. I NEEDS MOAR CLYDE. WHERE ARE THEY ALL? HEY?

I know there's been more stuff... WORK. OMG. Yes, work. Have been working A LOT, and there is no sign of it easing up. At least I won't get bored. It would be nice to come home in the evening and not feel like collapsing in bed with a book. Oh yes, I finished New Moon. Oh, man. These books are terribly addictive, in that way where I want to point and laugh at Bella Swan for being so pathetic. Am borrowing the next one, whatever it's bloody well called, from a buddy real soon. THE SAGA CONTINUES OMG.

Must be off as my bed and Richard Hammond is calling me. I am of course referring to his autobiography which has big words and pictures. I AM READING LIKE A GROWN UP. Next up: The Magic Faraway Tree. Which was totally awesome, by the way.
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  • 13:56 Today is turning into another lazy Saturday. #
  • 14:10 Heh. 'All You People Are Vampires' just came on the old itunes whilst I'm reading 'Vampire Science'. #
  • 15:38 Paul Newman's died. #
  • 17:33 How is it possible to confuse Gary Newman and Paul Newman. FAIL. #
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magicallaw: (classic who: Harry can work on me any ti)
So, in a bid to keep me in the house this week and out of the pub, here is a list of things I wish to watch accomplish:

1. Watch Lost in Austen as the Mothership and my flist are telling me it is brilliant. I preferably want to do this before Wednesday when the last episode airs.

2. Finish watching Galaxy 4. I fear this may well be the most difficult as this is the second time I have attempted to watch this serial. Doesn't bode well for the umpteen recons that I have coming up on my Old School watchlist.

3. Work on my [livejournal.com profile] dw_femslash fic. It's going well so far, actually. I've just left it alone for a bit and it needs some attention.

4. Write a little something for [livejournal.com profile] doctorwho_100.

5. Finish reading The Eight Doctors. Yes, I totally failed at finishing this week. I'm afraid sleep happened on the train home today and not reading.

6. Begin reading New Moon. PROBLEM?

Erm, that's it I think.

On another telly related note, just how bad was Merlin last night? I saw the first 15 minutes or so but then had to leave. I mean, it had UNEXPECTED WHO CAST MEMBERS (and thanks to the anon meme, I realised that Merlin is actually Jethro from Midnight), but it really didn't save it. Maybe I shall watch it for the lols.
magicallaw: (dw s3: Ten; baby I'm bad news)
Yo, yo. I am home from teh Holiday. Would have been home earlier but there are a lot of complete and utter wankers on the road and a 20 mile detour into Salisbury didn't help things, but I am home, and I am sleepy and have a pink nose from the sunshine. Shall post more tomorrow because did I mention that I am sleepy? My head is swimming, too, because I finished The Time Traveler's Wife on the journey back and my heart is broken and I am in love with Henry and I WANT ONE. I read the last two hundred or so pages in the car and kept looking over at Designated Driver who has already read it with pleading eyes: book spoilers ) I want to read it again, all of it, right now, BUT DID I MENTION I WAS SLEEPY? And possibly quite cranky, ahem, sorry.

I've tried checking my flist but, dudes, 3 days is often a long time and it's not always possible. If something important, exciting, silly, whatevs, has happened over the last couple of days I would appreciate the links for I am a lazy fucker, basically.
magicallaw: (classic who: three/master)
Please pay no attention to the title of this post; it's lyrics to the new Elbow song which has completely ATED MY BRAIN.

ANYWAY.

[livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets is good at reminding me that other things exist that aren't DW, so I'm currently reading Twilight. Sshh, it's not that bad. Well, it took me a while to get in to because it sort of reminded me of the Point Horror books I used to read when I was a kid and I really struggled to get past that. Anyway, Bella and Edward are, like, talking now and stuff so it's actually quite interesting.

I did, however, totally give up on Little Dorrit. So I fail at being edumacated. Meh. My workload means I really only have time to read on the train and my brain is never in gear enough at that time in the morning so it was never going to work out really, was it?
magicallaw: (Manip: Ten/Romana)
Am totally failing at the TV/Book/Film challenge so far. The TV part is sort of on schedule but as for the other two, well: MUST TRY HARDER. I'm currently reading 'The Shakespeare Secret' by J.L Carrell. It's basically 'The Da Vinci Code' but about Shakespeare. It's all right but I'm not hooked or anything. That's probably why it's taking me so long to finish it.

Remember the movie meme from last week. Well, there were only two quotes that weren't guessed so I'll put you out of your misery.

"Shark still looks fake." This is from Back to the Future: Part II.

"I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark, and so was I. We found each other. We found each other in the dark." This is from The Green Mile.

Speaking of memes . . .

Choose five series (no peeking before you choose them), list them, and then answer the questions behind the cut.

1. Doctor Who
2. Life on Mars
3. The Mighty Boosh
4. Black Books
5. Spaced

Questions and answers under the cut )

OMFG

Feb. 1st, 2008 05:54 pm
magicallaw: (dw s3: Martha - She's a better Doctor)
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Erm, squee.

I'm also reading the Ten 'n Martha book The Pirate Loop. book spoilers, yo )
magicallaw: (Default)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] rosengirl.

A challenge to watch 500 episodes of TV-shows in one year. The only rule is that if you watch a certain episode more than once in a year you can only list it again if you haven't already listed it for that month.

This really won't take me a year so I'm starting as of today and I'm not counting stuff like, an episode of Corrie that I happened to catch or when The Simpsons is on in the background (like now, ha ha).

Mighty Boosh FTW )

ETA: I've now changed this challenge to include books and films as the number of films I watched and books I read last year was pretty poor.

Books: Read 30 books in 2008. To some, that may not sound like a lot but with my schedule, it will be.

Films: Watch 100 films in 2008. Like the telly challenge, rewatching counts as long as it isn't in the same month.

Books )


Films )
magicallaw: (Ten/Romana oh yes)
1. So, everyone has commented on this so I'm not going to ramble on. All I will say is I think this is a good thing and I am looking forward to it. I thinks we all needs a break and hopefully some of the crazy can leave the fandom.
2. I've ordered the new DW books so they should be with me soon. Hoorays.
3. [livejournal.com profile] calapine has brought us many great icons recently, but people should really check this one out too.
4. CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO BE BRILLIANT.

And finally meme time )

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