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14 November 2012 @ 07:23 pm
i've been revising and studying and everything pretty much all day (again) so i took a break to post my fanmix, and i realised that even though i've got all the mp3 files ready to be zipped and the graphic done (badly, but at least i tried), and the song lyrics in a document ready to be put in as well - i have to make the lyrics part all fancy and pretty and that takes time. so, yet again, i'm postponing it until further notice. so basically whenever i don't actually have to study for some huge exam. yeah.

also, i changed my layout.

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I SAW SKYFALL. it was really good, actually.spoilersCollapse )
oh, and the credits scene was amazing. i guess i always pick up on the little details, and it was all so well done and the font was nice and the soundtrack was of course the best, so. i loved it. 

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a little bit of teen wolf meta gyzym wrote on her tumblr, about teen wolf coffee orders, and a meta on why stiles is not the angel most of the fandom thinks he is. which i totally agree with. 

and finally a webcomic i've just caught up with in under an hour, about two guys on a roadtrip. i found it through another lj, but i can't remember for the life of me who's it was. anyway, it's really good and a nice, normal break from all the heroic/superpowers/magic/spy dramas, films and books i've been watching/reading lately. go read it!

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Mood: busy
Listening to: ho hey - the lumineers
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
12 November 2012 @ 08:04 pm
I'M SORRY I'M SORRY I'M SORRY

i know i promised to post my derek fanmix yesterday but then i was stressing out so much because of a SCIENCE EXAM THAT I FORGOT ABOUT. so i was cramming for that and then doing another assessment which i spent around six hours on, and then i was watching the x factor results and the misfits season two finale. (which i cried over, because i know that was nathan's last appearance apart from the vegas special or whatever.)

i'm still not making any promises because i can't trust myself not to break them again, but hopefully tomorrow my fanmix will be up and so will the reviews of merlin, elementary, the misfits season two finale, the first episode of revolution, skyfall, and last weeks arrow which i completely forgot about. 

and now i have to go tutor someone in french. joy.
 
 
Mood: aggravated
Listening to: salt skin - ellie goulding
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
09 November 2012 @ 10:16 pm
one more thing-

ed sheeran's give me love official music video.

oh, wow. it's so beautiful, seriously. you should go listen/watch. the entire premise for the video gave me shivers.
 
 
Mood: enthralled
Listening to: give me love - ed sheeran
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
09 November 2012 @ 09:35 pm
later tonight i think i'll post my derek hale fanmix. it's set the angsty pre-series/post-fire timeframe, and i've been stressing out over the cover art really badly, since all i have is photoshop elements, some amateur screencaps and a couple of paperish textures. i've just discovered that i have absolutely no talent at all at making graphics, but whatever. practise makes perfect, and all that. and i'm not even sure how to upload and zip all the media files? but i guess i'll figure it out, if not tonight then tomorrow.

i forgot about elementary! watching it soon, and will replace this sentence with a mini-review once i'm done.

LES MISERABLES FILM COMING SOON SLDFGHKJLFD am i allowed to scream? the cast is so amazing, and i am so, so excited. i remember seeing this in theatre when i was younger and going straight home and prancing round the house pretending i was a ballet dancer and singing castle on a cloud in my "opera voice". in retrospect, i really feel sorry for my parents. me and N. were on skype and watching it in sync with each other, and flailing about in happiness, and then liveskyping (is that even a word?) our thoughts. (don't even ask about her skype name, my little brother changed it and i have no time or care to change it back.)

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yet another ridiculously short post, but lets hope i'll remember to finish off the fanmix tonight.
 
 
Mood: calm
Listening to: breathe me - aiden grimshaw
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
08 November 2012 @ 08:17 pm
i promised myself i was going to make a fanmix(es?) for waywardmixes but i still haven't got round to it because SO MANY EXAMS. ugh. 

since pretty much all of the tv shows i'm currently watching are on hiatus, i've started watching misfits right from the beginning, and i've now completed season 1 (for sort of the second time). even though i knew [is this even a spoiler?]
nathan was immortal
, i still cried when he died, because kelly, oh, kelly! i've only seen a few random episodes from different seasons before starting watching it properly, so i have an inkling that they don't stay together long? i don't know, but nathan is definitely my favourite character. kelly is the best, simon creeps me the hell out, curtis is a bit boring at the moment, and alisha is obviously perfect.

in far more important news, congratulations america!!! as i've heard so many people say lately: i don't even live in america, and i'm relieved. 

i hate to post something so short, but i haven't posted an entry in a couple of days and i still have so much work to do, so this is more of a short update. tomorrow i promise i'll post either a whole load of rounded up recs from the past two weeks, or a fanmix.
 
 
Mood: rushed
Listening to: human - ellie goulding (aimless remix)
 
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
05 November 2012 @ 08:36 pm
i'm still pretty much a newbie here on lj, just lurking around and finding my place. it's so utterly different to tumblr, especially the friend aspect of it. it seems everyone on lj is much older (like, adults, compared to tumblr where most of us are in late high school), and people actually have meet ups??? i don't know, i still feel out of place. but i think it's much more of a friendly (for lack of a better word) community, since there is so much drama and fandom wars there and here it's like a little cozy fannish tea party.

so i was stalking some other ljs and i discovered these cool little things called stickies, which probably everyone else knew about but me. so i made a welcome sticky and i plan to do one of those scrapbook 2012 stickies, a fandom/shipping one and maybe a quotes/lyrics one as well. i've completely revamped my lj, because as much as i loved my old layout, the navbar covered the post titles and it got really, really annoying. this layout is temporary, though, until i can be bothered to find a really nice one. also i now have a teen wolf mood theme (bywickedgrdn), which took me about half an hour to fix up so, yeah. that's all good.

feeling much better than i did last night, even though i took a sick day from school. it's going to be a pain to catch up on all the work i've missed, but i wouldn't have been able to do classwork properly the way i was, so i'll deal. 

just joined waywardmixes and once i've got my photoshop back up and running, i plan on doing some of the challenges, which is quite exciting considering i haven't actually participated in any of the many communities i've joined so far. i've got quite a few ideas going so that should be fun fun fun.

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for those in teen wolf fandom, look at this interpretation of the first time stiles met derek. it's accurate, i swear. ^.6
 
 
Mood: hopeful
Listening to: your rocky spine - great lake swimmers
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
04 November 2012 @ 05:03 pm
Only woke up an hour ago, which is not good (for those of you in a different time zone, that's 4pm). Have an awful migraine and am really, really dreading going back to school tomorrow but I'll cope.

Bleurgh. 

Ugh, I'm going back to sleep again.
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Mood: crappy
Listening to: the sinking man - of monsters and men
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
03 November 2012 @ 07:13 pm
My feet are blistered and aching and I'm tired out of my mind, but at least today was successful. Went to Oxford Street with K and N and spent about an hour in Victoria's Secret (four floors I tell you, FOUR FLOORS), and bought a cute handcream and five pairs of knickers for £20. I got pulled over by some fashion student for a street style project she was working on and she took a photo of me ^.^. Then we had lunch in McDonalds (N's idea, not mine) and a frozen yoghurt in Pinkberry in Selfridges. Mango/chocolate yog with mango, strawberry and raspberries toppings. Yum.

In other news, I watched some tv.

[Elementary]
When are they going to learn that if you put a guest star in a crime show, anyone who's ever seen one of their previous shows is going to know the villain five minutes in? The case was predictable and boring, but Joan and Sherlock were cute. It seems this is a recurring theme.


[Arrow]
I think I could really get into this show. I like Dig, and I really like Thea, and also Tommy is adorable. The voiceovers are annoying, though, so they better get rid of them at one point. Interested to know what Moira knows about the sabotaged yacht, and her role in this, since I've never read Green Arrow and know nothing of the plot (if that storyline's even in the comics). The techy girl who fixed Deadshot's laptop for Oliver and found out all that stuff for Walter is hilarious, hope she's a recurring role in future episodes.

 
 
Mood: irritated
Listening to: i will wait - mumford & sons
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
31 October 2012 @ 08:09 pm
1. A creepy teen wolf halloween fic by entangled_now, which by the end left me speechless. Seriously.

2. Just went trick or treating with a couple of friends and our younger siblings and dressed up as a "scary army soldier girl thing", meaning I wore my heavy biker boots, khaki skinnies and my huge oversized camo jacket, with my little brother's watergun in my hand and stripes of black eyeliner on my cheeks. Creative, I am. At least we got sweets.

3. So I've been reading Isolation, a dramione wip by Bex-Chan for a while now, and I thought I ought to rec it. It's realistic and probably one of the only fics that has stuck with me way since my dramione phase. Ron and Harry are Horcrux hunting and Hermione has been left at Hogwarts to help the Order make it safe for the other students. Draco is forced by Snape to stay in Hogwarts for his own protection, but he can't leave the room he is given; Granger's room. Hermione is the only student trusted with this information, so her and Malfoy share the small space, and Draco tries to avoid insanity as he becomes increasingly isolated with only the Mudblood for company. Something's going to give... 

[extract from Isolation]
People often said that in times of turbulence, you learned to appreciate the little things. Poetic and whimsical notions like sunsets, the sounds of birds and the varying colours of dainty flowers.  

Well, Hermione could safely tell those people that it was all bollocks.  

Bollocks. Bollocks. Bollocks.



4. James Arthur better win X Factor UK. Or else heads will roll. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyjUXjKf0Bo

5. A MEME, A MEME!!! The "What's on your desktop?" meme stolen from elrhiarhodan. My desk is actually my dressing table, so it has everything from hair products to sketch pencils scattered all over it. Nevertheless, let's give this a go.

A rubix cube, seven perfumes, three body sprays, Elnett hair spray, Batiste dry shampoo, two hand creams, Aussie hair de-frizzer thing, a giant crocodile clip, a pair of broken blue earphones, a huge burgundy hair scrunchie, my makeup bag, two hair brushes, my ice-skating info envelope, some origami owl thing (since when do I own that, what???) London College of Fashion course booklet, random sheets of lined and blank paper, a2 sketchbook, a5 sketchbook, foldout easel, wip sketches, a bunch of primary school photos (I found one of those throwaway cameras which I had taken on a year six school trip in my loft, and we went to boots to print out the photos. So cute), about twenty 2b pencils everywhere, and my battered copy of Perks of Being a Wallflower. 

I think I should probably tidy my desk, oops. (And maybe cut down on the amount of hair products I buy).
 
 
Mood: bored
Listening to: sweet dreams - cover by james arthur
 
 
cigarettes and chocolate milk
30 October 2012 @ 05:34 pm
Ha very ha, LJ team. 

You really think that we're going to want this as our friends page? I think not. I've only been on LJ for about a month, and a lurker for about a year, but if this goes through then I'm either moving permanently back to tumblr or moving over to Dreamwidth. Normally I wouldn't be worried since I have yet to see one person who has spoken out in favour of the change, but knowing the team, I wouldn't be surprised if this was going to change for good. Honestly.

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Hope everyone in Hurricane Sandy's path are ok and safe, good wishes to all. 
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Mood: aggravated
Listening to: geno - dexy's midnight runners