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Yotsuba and Corpse Talk


At the beginning of the month, I went to Glasgow Comic Con and discovered Corpse Talk. I highly recommend it to any fans of Horrible Histories, it's got the same kind of dark humour plus awesome historical content that helps to teach you things. Always the best.

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werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
There's an interesting habit in dolldom - pairing off. For whatever reason, they always seem better in couples than alone or threes or more. I don't really know the why behind this, I just know that if I look over, suddenly there'll be a new couple around or a new set of best friends and it's just better not to blink really. 'Course this doesn't really work for all of them. Like Merida

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werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
When people (dolls) arrive in the room, I never really know how things are going to go with the group. Especially considering the very differing personalities and the amount of weapons that seem to be friggin' everywhere. The last bit wouldn't be a problem is certain people hadn't just put in an order with me for some more, because apparently there aren't enough pointy things around here. But yeah, new arrivals. Sometimes they can be a thing.

And then sometimes the reactions can just be... weird.

: Grandfather sent you, didn't he?

: Haven't seen the bugger in years. Didn't know his spawn had spawned. Where is he anyway?

: Not here. Kind of the appeal of it, really. What are you doing here, Spike?

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The New Friend


I think the title explains what sort of week it's been for me so far. I genuinely had no clue as to my days and only got told about 10 minutes ago that it was, in fact, Thursday. I've spent most of the time trying to clear out a huge desk and it's finally finished. With any luck we'll be able to get rid of it quick smart, and I can have my new bookcase up in my room. Which I bought at the beginning of the year. Yeaaaah, takes a while to get stuff done, especially when you've got no, or next to no motivation.

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It's Called a Hustle, Sweetheart


I rewatch the 2009 Syfy miniseries Alice over the past week and, well, I really do love that re-imagining of the Alice in Wonderland story. It doesn't try to be the original, but it does pay homage to it. Plus it's one of the only versions I know that actually use John Tenniel's Jabberwock design - and the only version that seems to remember that Jabberwocky is the name of the poem, and not the beast.

I've also been watching an old kid's show. It's Australian, from 2001, and it's called Escape of the Artful Dodger. Serious deviations from Dickens' canon aside? It's ... actually really good. Like, surprisingly so, considering that a lot of kid's shows from around that time period were not exactly the greatest. But we've got decent acting coupled with a decent plot. Plus just general hilarity. That it's a deliberate period piece has made it age well and I'm really enjoying myself watching this. Even enough to order the DVD. Yeah, there was a DVD, released in Germany. Go figure. That should arrive by 7th April going by this thing so that'll be nice.

Life's sort of been, well, eh to tell you the truth. I've been feeling like crap because my doctor is getting on about the weight despite the fact that I'm eating healthily and exercising and nothing is happening. This feeling crap leads me to push myself too hard and frankly my legs have only recently stopped hurting from all of that, and now my stomach is punishing me too. Vicious cycle that will continue because of course it will, my life does not let me have moments of happy. No wonder I'm finding such enjoyment in a kid's show. It's a lot easier to deal with.

Ah well. Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.
werepuppyblack: (Disney)
Lion Hierarchy


So... I don't actually know where to start. How about that both my psychiatrist and doctor have decided that monitoring my weight is now a needed thing? I'll admit I'm not the weight I probably should be, but to have both of them treat me like I didn't know anything I was talking about was...
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I've been feeling so bleh lately, that I just want to go and buy myself something for at least that brief moment of happy feeling you get. I've got my eye on a couple of Charlie Bears, and at least two Steiff bears. I can't even afford one Steiff bear! I'm hoping this want feeling will die down a bit, but it's very active right now and I can't really deal with it.

Mostly though, I'm just tired. Might nap before the groceries arrive. Thinking of doing a little 'Life of Action Figures' skit thing later. We'll see.
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Willy Wonka (Things I Want)
I don't think I've ever had such a big want from just seeing a promotional picture of a bear before...


So, this is Toy Fair 2016 week, or at least it was this weekend, and there was a lot of stuff released. I'm interested in the Disney Descendants Villain Kids Signature Dolls, some Marvel Legends, Ghostbusters, some of the Star Wars Black Series Line, and - of course - the retro style clothed Bill & Ted action figures by NECA. Out of all of this? I'm most likely only to find the Disney things because the distribution on that actually hits the UK. But enough about that.

It's been kind of hit and miss lately, in terms of mood and what not. While I am actually getting some sleep, it's been happened at weird times. I might sleep all night one night, and then the next couple of nights get maybe two or three hours at most. I'm still feeling quite down, but with it I've noticed the development of some interesting tactile issues. Or, rather, I'm just finding some feelings too uncomfortable for me. Like a brush on my head - I'm trying to find a soft brush to fix that one - and sometimes even the feel of the shower on my head feels... wrong. I'm going to mention to my GP, and see what that's all about.

Galavant finished. It was an epic ending, and I'm really hoping they get one more surprise renewal. Considering the amount of UK famous people they had in the second series, I'm surprised it's yet to air here in the UK - it really would do well over here. I saw the Deadpool movie with the Dad and the Brother and we all enjoyed it. Some jokes are a little bit eh, but context does help a lot, and it's... weirdly refreshing to see that someone who can be labelled as a victim also makes really shitty jokes as well. I know that sounds odd the way I've phrased it, but I honestly can't think of a better way to explain it all.

I've read 7 out of 50 books for this year so far. Most of these have been comics, I'm not going to lie, but having the Kindle has also been pretty helpful for getting my reading done. I have pre-ordered Harry Potter and the Cursed Child because there is no way I'm ever getting tickets for that show... those shows? I don't quite understand the set up all that well. I'm hoping the book will help, even if it is just the libretto of the show.

Really into Charlie Bears when it comes to collecting habits at the moment. It ties into the whole how I'm feeling things, they're nice and soft and that's just... nice. Though I went to look at the Steiff bears and, well, see that picture up there? Yeah, he's out of my price range, but I will find a way to save up and own him. Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination...

Hope everyone is doing well!

An Update

Jan. 29th, 2016 01:23 pm
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Sometimes We Watch Movies


So I've been taking a lot of photos lately. It's something to do. I've pretty much started this year on a down, and it's not going away yet because there just seems to be a lot of stressful things that keep happening. Thus, I take photos of things to try to calm me down. So far, it's about 50/50 on whether it's working or not. The new Batman v Superman figures are out in the UK, just the blister pack ones as far as I can tell, so I'm thinking about getting Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Currently selling stuff off anyway, because... eh.

I don't really fell happy or sad, if that makes any sense. It's just a general sort of 'meh' feelings. A numbness, I guess, would be the best way to describe it. I feel like I want to cry sometimes, but then I feel angry with myself about that. It's just... yeah. Had an inflamed ear this past week and while the pain from that is pretty much gone, I still feel a bit off-balance. I'm down at the doctor's next week, so if I'm still having the issues, I'll say.

Been watching Galavant, and enjoying the new season. Spreading the hashtags: #ISuperBelieveinTadCooper, #WeSuperBelieveinGalavant, #RenewGalavant. It's not a groundbreaking show, but it's a show that seems to make a lot of people happy, and I think we need more of that. Happy is important, and a lot of shows tend to fling that out the window in favour of being serious. Give me the meta humour, show, and I'll sing along with you. Musicals get me so worked up.

Um, not much else I can think to say to be honest... Hoping you're all doing well and that 2016 has gotten off to a better start for you than it has for me. Speak again soon!
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
And I've done nothing to my NaNo. I just can't get into it this year, which is a pity. I had a great idea, and yet this while month has really just been a case of 'uuuugh' when it comes to anything. It probably doesn't help that the weather's gotten really bad as of late, and I tend to affected by the change in weather. Seriously, it's not stopped raining the past couple of days. It's not a bad thing, just... annoying, if I'm honest.

And... yeah, that's really been it this month. I've been getting my Christmas shopping done, but that's more out of just wanting it out of my way than anything else. I've been asked if there's anything I would like and I really have no answer to give to that question. Seriously, my mind has been blank.

Otherwise, it's been an average sort of month. Good days and bad. Got a bit of a cold that's making me tired more than anything. Hope you're all doing well!
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Yes, once again I decided to sign up to NaNoWriMo. I'm not doing too badly for a first day, but I feel rather sluggish with my words. I can't really explain it except using the idea of heavy limbs trying to swim further but they're too heavy to make it work. It's... a thing, certainly. I do like my idea this time round, which is just writing short stories about this character and binding them together - no big arc of the book. More of a "here's the life of [x]. Enjoy!" I'd like to reach at least 30,000 words. I don't think I've got any real chance of making the big target, but maybe I could meet my own.

Tomorrow - 2nd Nov for those keeping count - I get my new phone from my contract. They let me change phones every two years, and I'm pretty much needing a new one now. Mine isn't really ringing out except to prove me wrong it would seem. That does mean if I've missed a call or text from you I'm sorry! My new phone is going to be a Microsoft Lumia 535, so I'm on the lookout for cool cases for it.

Fandom wise... I finally managed to finish the first anime series of Assassination Classroom, and I'm so glad I did! This was reccommended by a plurk friend and honestly, it's been the type of anime I've needed to remind me of why I like the overall genre. I do keep seeing Karma as the child of Yankumi and Shin from Gokusen though... I'm keeping up with the manga, and Anime Limited is set to release the show on DVD in the UK - Anime Limited is a Glasgow based company, so we'll be able to keep quite up to date with information!

Doctor Who has been providing me with good entertainment these past few Saturday nights, especially the ones when my little cousin joins me on Skype to watch-along. He's very vocal with his reactions, even when he's reading. He's making his way through the A Song of Ice and Fire series right now, and seems to have heavy preferences for the Stark. I have taught my young Padawan well.

Um... not too sure what else to say? I've got the psychiatrist and doctor both this week, so that'll be a ton of fun. If anyone liked it - I'm hoping I might have a new Life of Action Figures planned out for later this week. Maybe. If people would want to see it again. I'm thinking of tagging those posts with fandoms featured, so people know. I don't know though.

7 weeks till Giftmas. 7 weeks to attempt to get gifts for not just friends and close family, but little cousins under the age of 10 who don't seem to understand that a gift card is a present, it's just a present that means you get to choose what it is you get. And most of whom are still obsessed with Frozen.

... Can I go back to the Skeleton Wars?
werepuppyblack: (The Life of Action Figures)
So... turns out having a lot of figures around means I tend to walk in on the weirdest things happening. Well, not weirdest, but it's certainly not what I expected to see, I'll admit that much. I have got to get these guys some hobbies...

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I'm not going to lie, I feel a bit awkward about doing this, but there's a need for some money and since it happens to free up space, I'm just going to list items here that I have for all. There's BJD, Disney, Ever After High, Monster High, Action Figures... that sort of thing. It'll all be under the cut, though, so it doesn't take up any space. Please just make an offer, remember I live in the UK, and ask if you'd like to see pictures! So, here we go:

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werepuppyblack: (We Will Rock You)
So my doctor is changing. On a possibly temporary basis. This is going to prove a bit of a problem, considering that it took me six months to get used to the current doctor I see, and even then I still have communication problems, let's put it. Sigh, I'll deal because I've really got no other choice, and I hope whatever has happened that means I can't see my doctor isn't too bad, but I can't help but feel a bit annoyed about it. Well, more than a bit but that's mostly because I find myself irritated at the receptionists at the surgery were quite snippy about it all, which is not helpful. I swear, There just seems to be a thing about GP surgeries having snippy receptionists. I don't know why though. 

Just about finished Yotsuba&!, on the last two volumes now! I have been adoring this manga, and I really can't wait till volume 13 comes out and we get to meet Yotsuba's Grandmother who TVTropes tells me is an awesome person. Assassination Classroom is my next planned manga to read, because I've watched the anime and found it surprisingly fun. Seriously, so many feels connected to it. Book wise, I'm looking to read the Raven Boys stories, purely on the strength on the lead female Blue, who I have heard it so very awesome. I am always there for awesome ladies. On that note; if anyone has book recommendations, I am always up for them. I think there's a link to my Goodreads in my side bar so... yeah. 

Television and movie wise... I saw Disney's Descendants and that's interesting. It poses a lot more questions than it answers, and honestly it does read a bit like some young teenager's Next Gen High School AU fan-fiction, but that's not really a bad thing? It's very hard to explain, but the lead four characters - the four who are the children of villains - are very engaging, and while the plot is so-so, it's the interaction between those four that makes the film. Just seeing these four discovering what is literally a whole new world, and learning some very harsh truths about their own lives... Surprisingly compelling. Apart from that my viewing hasn't really been anything particularly special apart from flicking through to see what's on, and watching a DVD on occasion.

Oh, no, tell a lie. I, uh, started looking for episodes of a long-running soap opera that I watched during my high school years because I got an idea for a story and I needed to reclaim that awkward teenage feeling. Also just nostalgia. Mum still watches it - I think she has since it started, to be honest - and I've been finding myself sitting down and watching it with her. It's improved a lot in terms of camera and set quality as well as filming styles, but I found myself missing the characters I knew and cared for. The only thing to do was to turn to the internet. Surprisingly? I cannot find a lot of the episodes from when my favourite character (of the time) entered. I can't even find her first episode, actually. The further on I go, the more episodes I find, but still. It's... odd. The earliest episodes are available, but they've been coming out on DVD slowly for a while - just makes me wonder how long it'll take to get to 'my era', so to speak. 

Think that's everything. Oh, nope, sorry! Just remember: The Life of Action Figures is coming back! As soon as I work out the first little story...
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 So on Friday past (14th), it was my 25th birthday.

Actually had quite a nice day. We went out for a wander, went for a nice lunch, and at the weekend, two friends came round to have a DVD night where we ended up quoting lines before they were actually spoken on whatever DVD it was we were actually watching. Nice, fun, geeky evening was had by all. 

I know 'haul' type things are... well, kind of boastful but I am pleased to say I do not have to have laptop worries now, as my parents managed to find a great deal on a great laptop for me, which they gifted to me. I am very fond of this new laptop - I've even left the plastic on the screen to keep it clean for as long as I can. Also it's quite odd to me to be able to use Google Chrome and have it running at the speed it ought to, rather than being very slow and crashing every few minutes. Yeah, my old laptop was having problems...

This weekend (22nd) I'll be at Collectormania Glasgow/Film and Comic Con Glasgow. See, technically they've changed the name of the event, but everyone is still calling it Collectormania unless this is their first year at the convention, in which case they're using the new name. I don't actually know what prompted the name change, especially since the old name did fit the event much better - the stalls have something for everyone's geeky collection. It should be fun though, I'm cosplaying as Susan Sto Helit. 

Next week, Cinderella comes out on blu-ray and dvd. The live action Cinderella, I mean. Looking forward to the blu-ray to see all the deleted scenes and any other info stuff they put on - I really hope there's something about costuming because the outfits in that movie are just wow. Comics wise, I'm waiting on my issue of Secret Wars: Secret Loves to arrive. I pretty much pre-ordered it because there was going to be a Kamala Khan/Robbie Reyes story and that's one of my favourite (crack) pairings for each character. One that is supported by the writer of Robbie's comic, so that's pretty cool.

Otherwise... there's not really much going on here. I'm looking for a new bookcase because another shelf collapsed on mine - fun times. I've taken to writing lists of books or dvds I own when I feel panicky. Just helps to focus my mind elsewhere. Erm... not really much else I can think of that would interest anyone...

Hope you all have a nice day!
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Yeah, I'm listening to some Presley as I start to write this out. I've got this playlist of catchy music on YouTube, and it's got a mix of a ton of stuff I like on it, and that includes some Presley. I can also hear the sound of the rain, but considering it's been pretty much non-stop rain here the past few days that's not really anything new to be talking about.

What is new? Well... my birthday's on the 14th, and I'll be spending that morning down at the doctor's because she'd got to keep an eye on me and my medication. I saw the psychiatrist - finally - on Monday and he suggested both cutting down on my medication, and (seriously) denying myself the pills in a situation in which I would normally take them. Oh, and he also didn't listen to me, and only shut up when Mum had to forcefully interject and mention that there had been a recent set back because my Dad had had a heart attack. He also didn't like me looking over at Mum to make sure I'd gotten to dates of when I started certain medications right.

In short; it wasn't exactly an appointment I felt very secure in. Came out feeling on the wrong foot and very tired. Basically wandered over to the shop and got a cup of tea, and then went home. Spent most of today just sort of wandering around trying to do work, and somehow falling into naps every couple of hours. Side effect of that means I am now kind of ... very aware. Which is bleh, but what can you do?

Newest Baby Cousin - henceforth known as Baby T for the moment - will have his Christening either next month, or the month after. I promise his Mum and Dad that I would get him Lion King goodies. I'll get the bean bag plush because they'd be easier for him to hold. There doesn't seem to be much baby Lion King stuff on the UK Disney Store site, but I shall press on, somehow.

Need to get a new bookcase; another shelf collapsed on me the other day and while it's still... kind of up, the Dad and I are kind of thinking that we're doing more repair work on this bookcase lately than we are just... having a bookcase. So we are going on a search for a new one. And by new I mean we're checking all the charity furniture places first, because they tend to have a lot of awesome things in. There's this place relatively near us that is fantastic for this kind of thing, so that'll probably be the first place we end up checking out

Last book in The School for Good and Evil series was actually really good and ended in a way that was perfect for the story and the characters as they stood. I know there were nay-sayers due to their ship being sunk, but logically? The ending given told an important message, and that's really good. I've also started the Yotsuba&! manga, and that's basically cuteness in a bound cover. I think I'd like - if I manage to get rid of the bigger desk in my room - a smaller bookcase for my manga and trade paperbacks/hardcovers. They're all kind of piled on a shelf at the moment, and it'd be nicer to have them semi-displayed.

Yonderland series 2 is making me giggle, and... erm, well that's pretty much it on the currently on going fandom front. The new Horrible Histories series is alright. Not good, not bad, just... alright. Some episodes are stronger than others. Though they had Rowan Atkinson starring in an ep. He did not play a Blackadder expy. I weep.
werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
So... my nightmares are back, and worse than they were. Well, if you wake up screaming/crying and your Dad decides that even though you're almost 25, you're going to go sleep in beside your Mum like you're 5? Yeah, I'd say they were worse than before. Mum had to keep waking me up too, 'cause I kept calling out for people to stop... something in my sleep. She said I wasn't clear, and I don't really remember being woke up at all. Last time she really woke me out of a sleep was when we were sharing the twin room in London in May, and I'd been tossing and turning so much she got worried I was going to fall out of the single bed. (I didn't, but I did manage to whack my head off of the wall a good couple of times. Which... ow)

I'm see the psychiatrist on the 3rd, so all of this will be getting told to a medical professional who is - in theory - there to help me get better. It doesn't really help that some of the extended family seem to be of the opinion that nothing is wrong with me, and all that's really needed is for me to go out and get a job. My GP has advised against this until we get the right meds / the right help for the mental health team, but apparently what the doctor suggests isn't good enough for these family members. No, they know best, and they say a job is the best cure! 

... It just hurts to know that they seem to think so little of me. Just because they only see photos of me on good days (convention photos - I've usually taken all my meds, and before/after pics, have my friends dragging me to have a seat and a drink and a rest to make sure I'm okay for another hour or so) and actually only see me on good days. Well, relatively good days. ... Good hours? IDK.

Talking of conventions: just waiting on my cloak arriving for my Susan Sto Helit cosplay, and I've got everything together for my Stitch cosplay. I've been thinking I'd like to cosplay Wonder Woman at some point, but I don't really have the right body shape for that. Mentioned it on Tumblr, and got reminded that Diana herself would probably support me in the cosplay because all women are awesome to her.

That's a nice thought to end on actually. Wonder Woman thinks you're awesome.
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physical book or e-book: For the current moment, I'm going to go with physical book. Even though I do have the odd e-book or two, there's something about the feel of a book in your hand, it's weight and the feel of the paper under your fingers, just something about it all that can't really be beaten

audio book or in hand: Generally speaking, I do prefer having the book in hand. Audio books can be brilliant depending on who is reading the book - I have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as read by Douglas Hodge and that one is brilliant.

paperback or hardcover: Both actually. If it's a series, it really depends what I started that series with; started with a paperback? Well, I'm going to want the rest in paperback form to match. I like my series to match.

adult or young adult: Again, this would be a both one though I think I would need to admit more of a leaning towards YA lately. The plots seem to be engaging, for me personally, than some that have been coming out in adult novels lately.

series or standalone: Oh, this one is difficult. Again it's another both, but at the same time one more than the other? Like I love my various series, don't get me wrong, but at the same time, I am getting a little bit to the point where I've realised I've inadvertently got into another series and sort of ended up head-desking. We need a few more standalone novels than what are going around right now.

dog ears or bookmarks: Bookmarks! I can never have enough bookmarks. I actually need to get some more if I'm honest; I just can never seem to find any I like enough... Maybe if I look for fandom-y based ones for certain books...

breaking the spine or barely opening the book: Both seem a bit horrible to me. A broken spine can ruin the look of a book (or make it fall apart in a hardback's case) but barely opening the book... how are you meant to get involved in the story?

borrow or buy: Lately it's been buy more than borrow because my local library shut and the nearest library to it is on the third floor of a shopping center and I'm not even joking when I say the third floor is completely deserted and you can't help but feel a bit unsafe walking up to the library. So... yeah. Least in a bookstore I can sit somewhere nice, bright, near a CCTV and have a read of the book I want to buy.

bookstore or online: I love book stores to pieces, and it is to my constant regret that the nearest ones to me at about 15 or 20 miles away. Unless you count the local supermarkets and charity shops, but their stock can really range from day to day, basically. Asda seems to get some good YA stuff in lately, but at the same time, they had a huge in your face display for 50 Shades of Grey :/ So, basically, if I want good books? I have to shop online. The Book Depository is one of my favourite sites to use.

fiction or nonfiction: Both. The majority of my reading is mainly fiction, but I do also enjoy reading non-fiction when researching a particular period of history. Problem is, for non-fiction, it can be hard to find an author who writes in a style that feels right for you. Children get it easier - in the UK at least - they've got Horrible Histories and other comedic factual books aimed at them.

fantasy world or real life issues: How about a fantasy world that also deals with real life issues? Since, y'know, good fantasy is meant to being holding a mirror up to our world... I do read a lot of fantasy though, I'm not even going to lie about that.

kindle, ipad or other: I read on my phone occasionally, and I do have the kindle app for my laptop. I keep thinking about getting a kindle, but I think if I do, it would need to be the type that doubles up as a tablet so I feel like it's a useful buy. IDEK, my head thinks oddly.

monster read or short and sweet: Well, I do a yearly (or so) re-read of the Brick, which falls under monster read easily so I guess compared to that, anything seems short and sweet. I suppose a more accurate answer would be it depends on the size of the book I am currently reading, and if I am enjoying reading it.

starry eyed romance or full of action: Generally, I prefer action, but starry eyed romance has it's place. I just... prefer the type of starry-eyed romance that includes the people in the romance being aware of the others faults and strengths and not just seeing this ... idealised version of them. That's never good.

read the review or decide yourself: Hm... When there's a book I'm considering and I don't personally know anyone who has read it, I will tend to look up reviews. Goodreads tends to be quite helpful because I find that people are willing to be bit more critical there. Tumblr - sorry to say - is not so helpful for reviews, usually because of an over-emphasis on shipping. Shippers can be vicious if ther ship does not sail.

zombies or unicorns: Zombicorns, dude!
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
Yeah, not exactly sure why I went with that title other than the fact I had my Mum asking me what I would like and I had to explicitly state that I did not want a new laptop. Now, the thing I have been looking at laptops lately, just because I like knowing what's out there, and having a rough idea of what I would go for if I had too. When Mum knows I've been doing stuff like that - no matter what it is - and it's near my birthday or Christmas? Yeah, she tends to go and buy it for me. And I love her to pieces, I really, really do, but she doesn't need to do that ><.

Mind you, I don't actually know what I would like for my birthday, other than to maybe go to a bookstore for a while and just look at books. Don't really have a bookstore at my local town centre, and the selection in the local supermarkets is not the greatest in the world. Except for that rare occasion they actually get something good in, but please note the words 'rare occasion'. I guess some new action figures would be cool, but the 'rents are not exactly happy about the prices you need to pay to get a decent figure. Hell, I'm not happy about the prices you need to pay to get a decent figure. But I am a plastic addict, so I pay them, and now I have an adorable little Figma Sakura Kinomoto standing on the shelf with the other Japanese imported figures. (Superheroes stand elsewhere, but I'm going to change up the layout soon I think. And take cute pictures, if I can.)

I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or because I've spent the past few years on meds, but I'm kind just of 'meh' about the idea of my birthday in general. I know it's coming, and don't get me wrong, there's still that bit of me that's always a young child ridiculously excited about it, but yeah... my general reaction has just sort of been 'meh'. So... I don't know, maybe I'll ask my psychiatrist about it. If he actually shows up to the next appointment. He left before the last one. It's a thing, we've complained and are awaiting an apology. I don't think we'll get it.

SDCC has been interesting for trailer releases the past couple of days. I'm still in the "hm" zone for Dawn of Justice, but find myself pleasantly surprised for Suicide Squad and Deadpool. The former is a surprise, the latter isn't. Because I was just excited they were actually going to make his movie, and then I found out it'd be R-rated (though I'm not sure what the UK rating will be) and it was just a moment of "yessss."

Speaking of conventions, I really need to get my Susan Sto Helit cosplay finished... I was gonna use it for Film and Comic Con Glasgow, but I can see it being pushed back for MCM Scotland...

werepuppyblack: (All the World's A Stage)
I watched Hot Fuzz for the first time last night. I know, I'm as surprised as you are that it was actually my first time seeing it, especially considering that it's always been on the 'MUST SEE' list of movies for me. Hilarious movie, and I really do appreciate that they take the time to add in the simple fact that all that action police officers go through involves a hell of a lot of paperwork. Also, I am fairly confident that Nick Angel is a copper that Sam Vimes would be proud of.

Uh... In other news, I got an appointment for the psychiatrist after about a year (I think) of my doctor ringing them up to ask them when the hell they were actually going to acknowledge the reports she and others doctors I had been by sent in stating that a lot of the physical pain was being caused by the mental problems that I am experiencing and have been for... It's three years this summer. (Officially at any rate, we have deep suspicions that the anxiety has been an on-going thing since, oh, I entered high school?) Three years, that's ... actually a scary thought. It also shows that the NHS is already really slow, and the Conservatives are trying to say that they've improved standards? Yeah, pull the other one, mate.

(Yes, I still have anger over a Tory Government. No, I don't feel like I should just 'deal with it'. Had I known there were protests going on outside of Westminster while I was down in London, I would have been at them. Interestingly enough, that was the only part of the whole election and aftermath that didn't seem to hit the news - and I wasn't really in a position to be checking Twitter every five minutes, sadly.)

The mental stuff has been... well, mostly bad recently. Bad dreams leaving me unsettled, more prone to tears than usual, feeling like someone has stripped me of any armour I built up... That type of thing. Last few days though I have actually been getting slightly better sleeps than usual, even if it's been really warm at night so it's taking me till about 4 in the morning to doze over. It's better than what it was, so I'll take the improvement.

Inside Out merchandise is out - I was kindly bought the figure set by the Brother. Well, I say kindly. He owed me money and asked if I'd like anything instead of him actually having to give me the money. He does that a lot, actually. Thinks it's easier than seeing people with the money he considers his. The movie doesn't coming out until  ....24th July, I think? Near the end of the month, at any rate. And yeah, I've had the movie spoiled for me in places thanks to online sites sticking with US release dates and going from that. Basically, Tumblr, but you got to expect it. Still looking forward to seeing the movie!

Been re-watching a ton of Blackadder recently - basically every series except the very first which... really isn't good. It has its moments, but on the whole, you're better off sticking with II, III, and Goes Forth. The latter of which has one of the most poignant endings to any television show, ever. If you haven't seen it, I think it's on Amazon Prime, and probably on Netflix. You'll find it somewhere online, check it out. One of the best British comedies out there.

Um... that's all. Excited to see Galavant and Agent Carter both got new seasons... Yeah, pretty much it.

Hope you're all doing well! Peace out.

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So... um... I got published in this anthology of stories. The money raised by the book goes towards charity, so really it's just the chance to get their name in print for any of the authors and, well, I think that's a great thing. I had a lot of fun writing my little piece, and it is only a little piece and not even the best in the book. I was actually really surprised they accepted my work, but people who have read it really enjoy it.

There's another anthology going round that I'd quite like to partake in as well - but this is a horror based one, and I'm not really sure if I'm so good at horror. I think I'll give it a shot though; I really do enjoy writing, and it's about the only thing in my life that doesn't mess me up and cause panic or anxiety. Well, except when it comes to editing but editing is dreaded by all writers I think.

But... yeah, just wanted to share the link with you all. If you want to read some smashing stories about GLBTQI+ groups during the Great War, knowing the money is going to a good cause, I'd really pick this one up. The stories are touching, and it was all done with great care to historical accuracy.

Hoping everyone is doing well! Sorry I don't post so often; I really should but I always seem to get distracted.

Oh yes! And I have a new little baby cousin. His name is Tom and he's adorable. My job is to help make sure he doesn't see Frozen as the greatest animated movie of all time. My big cousin/honorary brother (we basically grew up together round at our gran and grandad's. I have my real brother, and I have my honorary brother, both of whom tormented me but eh that's family) and I are in agreement that it's a good movie, but honestly, The Lion King is the best of Disney's out-put.

Nothing really else to report here. Still dealing with all my mental health issues; though I've started at the gym as a way of boosting my self-confidence and to see if it helps with the always feeling tired. NHS Scotland has a program that lets you do that. We were down in London, actually, when the results of this latest General Election came in. We went to see The Lion King Musical on the Friday night. A right old Tory supporter who sat a few rows behind us overheard my mum speaking to his wife as they came back to their seats. He told her to go home to Scotland, we'd lost, and weren't wanted down there anymore. ... Yeah, it was that sort of trip. Show was lovely though, the staff did their best to make sure the guy didn't get talking to us again.

Also got to see Les Misérables with two great friends, who basically ambushed me a few hours after I got into town. It was a great night - one of the cast was from Maryhill so it was nice to have a chat with another Scot in among all the election nonsense. It's coming up for the 30th anniversary, I think. My friend - who sees the show quite often - thinks they're going to redo the theatre and we won't have the turn-table stage anymore. Not really sure what to think of that, it's been with the show so long.

Galavant was renewed for a second season, as was Agent Carter. The latter is coming to the UK soon which I'm very happy about because I've been singing it's praises to Dad and he really wants to see Peggy Carter being the badass we all know she is. Even when I was little, Dad always seemed to be a bit wary of the type of female characters I saw in movies and on TV. He preferred the ones that could stand on their own two feet more than the ones who seemed to need rescuing all the time. I think he just wanted me to know I could do what I wanted, and didn't want the TV telling me otherwise.

I'd like Galavant to come out on DVD - then I could show him that. He'd love the humour, and the music.

My birthday is ... two months away tomorrow by date. I'll be 25. A quarter of a century. People will expect me to be a proper adult by now and what I am? Someone who gets freaked out by her own mind over-reacting, who breaks the common Western belief of leaving home early by still staying with her parents, and who collects toys inside of going out to clubs. ... No wonder most of my family prefer my cousins.