werepuppyblack: (books)
Decided to just answer every single question of the book meme I posted an entry back. I'll leave that up so that the questions are there for people if they want it. I've put the majority of questions under a cut because this is LONG, people. There's 50 questions. So, get a cup of tea and let's get started!

1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time? This is actually a really hard question to answer because so many come to mind at once. Uh. I guess if I had to pick just one, I'd go with Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. No matter how many times I read that, I always find something new to laugh at, something new to amaze me, and just always have the same level of enjoyment in reading the story.

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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.

werepuppyblack: (Alice - I knew a girl)
It involves visiting hospitals mostly.

family related things )

I've been marathoning Galavant a lot. I really enjoyed that show. I hope it gets a second series, though I know they only originally advertised it as this four week mini event. It's got a sense of fun to it that seems to be missing from a lot of shows now, and frankly I think we need more fun shows. Plus it was pretty much Spamalot the tv series, with music by Alan Menken.

And yes, I'm still in mourning over Terry Pratchett, and trying to catch any news I can about The Shepherd's Crown. Until then, my dears, we shall wear midnight.

werepuppyblack: (Disney)
Put a character or pairing from one of my fandoms in my ask and I'll make a mini-fanmix (3-5 songs) for them. I'll even make make cover art. Well, try to at least. My art skills are not great.

My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, American Idiot, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Glee, Harry Potter, Iron Man (film), Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Les Misérables, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Peter Pan, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Sherlock, Spaced, Thor (film), True Blood, Wizard of Oz, WWE, Worst Witch, Young Dracula, Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Dracula

Meme Time!

May. 3rd, 2011 07:57 pm
werepuppyblack: (old_neverland)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] second_batgirl 

Name a character in any of my fandoms and I'll tell you 3-4 things about them from my personal fanon-take on said character. (Per usual, "from any of my fandoms" can be "any fictional character you think I'm familiar with" though it's possible I won't have an ANSWER).


My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Alice in Wonderland, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Card Captor Sakura, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Glee, Harry Potter, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Peter Pan, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Spaced, True Blood, Wizard of Oz, WWE, Worst Witch, Young Dracula, Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Dracula

werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] guety 

Name a character from one of my fandoms, and I will reply saying:

* How I FEEEEEL about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.


My fandoms: 10th Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Addams Family, Alice, Becoming Human, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Card Captor Sakura, Charmed, DC Comics, Digimon Adventure/02, Discworld, Disney, Doctor Who, Firefly, Glee, Harry Potter, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Marvel Comics, Merlin, Mighty Boosh, Muppets, Musicals, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Power Rangers, Press Gang, Red Dwarf, Robin Hood [BBC], Spaced, True Blood, WWE, Worst Witch, Young Dracula, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Please add any others you can think of! 
werepuppyblack: (fandom_smash)
Title: Cut
Fandom: [livejournal.com profile] fandom_smash  (Discworld, True Blood)
Characters: Eric Northman, Susan Sto Helit
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The office was in a state of disarry
Notes: Secret Santa for [livejournal.com profile] siddymouche 

Fic under cut )
werepuppyblack: (The Life of Action Figures)
Ugh. Today is a day of feeling like crap. It is not fun.

But yes! Recently my collector side has been piqued by the Monster High range of dolls released by Mattel. To be honest, I am more action figure orientated than I am dolls, but these are just cool. They're the children of famous Universal movie monster, and quite frankly are a lot cooler than that description allows for. I say my interest has been piqued recently, I should explain, it's only recently I've decided "yeah, I'm actually gonna try to get a couple of these." 

Randomly, I'd like to segway with a little note on just how hard these things are to find in Scotland. Actually, it's part of the reason I got so vocal about it recently. See, Mattel has only released these to three stockists in the UK - and surprisingly Asda isn't one of them, despite being part of the Wal*Mart brand -  Argos; Smyths; and Toymasters. The two Toymaster stockists in Glasgow have apparently never heard of the dolls, or have heard of them, but are out of stock. There are no Smyths in Scotland, and out of the SEVEN different Argos's I checked, only one had the dolls in.

And now I must say that it is thanks to my mother deciding she'd buy me my first, I got one yesterday.

Dollness and pics under cut )

In other news, I'm rereading The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, and I got to admit, I'm enjoying this as much as I did Percy Jackson's stories. Carter and Sadie are grear characters, even if Sadie does eer the line of jerk a little too much. Actually, that tends to happen with a lot of the female characters Riordan writes, well, the teen ones anyway. If they're in action-y type situations. It's not a bad thing; they're pretty much always justified in their behaviour, (I will state now; I did not think Bianca's "wanting to see what it was like to not be a big sister" was a good reason. It was her being selfish, pure and simple. *prepares for hate*) it's just odd to see it happen so often. The first in the Heroes of Olympus books come out next month, which I am looking forward to.

Also on the book buying list is Mortal Coil, the newest Skulduggery Pleasant book, and I Shall Wear Midnight, the next of the Tiffany Aching books. I think I'll get that one out of Waterstones as it comes with a limited edition print, and I like the nice things.

Of course, all of this will need to be held off till my uni funding comes through, and I get hold of my books for this year's classes. *sigh* isn't the start of the uni year such a great thing?
werepuppyblack: (Disney)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] jhumor 

1) Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/bands [fannish etc.] that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
2) Have your f-list guess your favorite character/member from each item.
3) When someone guesses correctly, strikethrough the item and put the name of your favorite character next to it.

  1. Asterix
  2. Being Human
  3. Charmed
  4. DCAU
  5. Discworld
  6. Disney
  7. Doctor Who
  8. Firefly
  9. Harry Potter
  10. Jane Austen
  11. Merlin
  12. Muppets
  13. Percy Jackson and the Olypmians
  14. Power Rangers
  15. Press Gang
  16. Robin Hood
  17. True Blood
  18. We Will Rock You
  19. WWE
  20. Young Dracula
werepuppyblack: (Default)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] spammypod 

Chose a *muse* from the list below and I will write you a drabble. If you want it written in a certain canon or with a certain character let me know in your comment.

Prompts and Muses under cut )