werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck is not convinced by this p)
The Grimm Squeaker


Today has been a bit of a day. I am currently feeling a lot of pain in my jaw/mouth area because I had to go and get a filling replaced this morning in an emergency appointment. That was... not a lot of fun, I'll be honest. I had to take some of my meds to make sure I didn't go into a panic attack in the middle of it all. I am very much not good with needles and since they needed to numb my mouth... well, you get the picture. Long story short, it's been a day. I'm really glad I've got the Galavant soundtrack, because that kept me sane. Attend the tale indeed.

Brother Boy decided to remind me that it's 10 days to my birthday and I am just very "..." about it all. It's like I'm not really looking forward to it? It just seems to be in the middle of appointments for most of my family and it's just a bit of a hassle. I have asked for something... pretty special off the parents and I am kind of kicking myself for doing it, because it was pricey and I should know better. Brother Boy told me he found a Charlie Bear he knew I was looking for at about £20 less than it should be. He's good at finding deals when he wants.

The immediate following Saturday is Glasgow Film and Comic Con (formerly Collectormania Glasgow) and I'm pulling out the Susan Sto Helit cosplay for it. The Grimm Squeaker shall be joining me on this one. I still need to book tickets for MCM but I really cannot be arsed right now. It's a lot to do with how severely my mood has dipped this year, so it makes the whole thing a bit up in the air. Will need to do it soon, on the door prices are ridiculous.

Apparently Bat Out of Hell: the Musical is getting a cast recording album. They took over the instagram for London Theatre and the first couple of stories were in the recording studios. I... actually really want that? I don't know when it'll be due out - I'm figuring in time for the show hitting Toronto - but it is something I want. For my issues with the show - plot, what plot - the vocals were not among them.

Erm... Can't really think what else to say. I'm tired, though. Probably go watch something till I can go to bed and be sure of sleeping more than a couple of hours.
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
Space Buddies


It... has not been the easiest of weeks.

Brother Boy's birthday went pretty well. We were in town all day, and then I slept all the next day and the day after that because I fully expended all my energy by trying to keep up and keep happy so Brother Boy would not complain of me 'ruining' things. He did like his gift - a pocket digital radio - but I had to go exchange it today because there were issues with the battery section of it. This is why we keep receipts, in case stuff goes wrong.

I have an appointment with my psychologist tomorrow and honestly my mood hasn't improved much since I saw her last. Maybe a little better, but not where I would have liked to be on my little graph thing. Yeah, I have a mood tracker app that graphs my moods for me. It's a thing. I am trying to do things that will improve my mood though. I got the Galavant: the Unreleased Collection and made a playlist of all the music in the correct order. That's been really fun to listen to. I also booked tickets for me, Dad, and Brother Boy to go see Wonder Woman the day it comes out in the cinema.

I am thinking that it might help if I get my bookshelves in order because tidy room can lead to a tidy mind, I just have no energy to get into actually doing that. I will. Soon. I hope. I'm also still selling stuff off to clear and make room in my room and just... yeah. Probably going to clear out some books that I haven't read in a long time and have no real desire to re-read. Maybe some comics too. I don't quite know yet.

Doctor Who is proving entertaining. I'm gleefully awaiting the multi-Master episode. It'll be the first time one has been done on the show. (Big Finish did a drama on it years ago, I'll need to see about getting it.)

Purchase wise... Got some books. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, Spellslinger by Sebstien de Castell, and How to be A Bawse by Lilly Singh. I'm reading the latter at the moment as I like her causal narrative style. Also got some new bedding made of jersey cotton which is so lovely and soft and makes me very happy. It's a plain light grey, but I like it and it's comfortable which is the most important thing. I'm looking at some Wonder Woman themed tops online because why not?

Actually, I managed to make enough from sales to order my very first Pullips! According to tracking they arrive tomorrow with any luck. I'm getting the Fantastic Alice Regeneration Series and the Isul Classical Mad Hatter. I am very pleased with both of these, and count myself immensely luck to have been able to afford the pair. They were eBay finds, and the seller was in the UK so that kept costs down.

Ideally I'd like to find the <a href="http://www.pulliphome.com/anne-shirley/>Anne Shirley Regeneration Series</a> but I think that one will be a bit out of my price range for a bit. Still, looking is no real issue. I'm just hoping this doesn't start a trend in me getting a lot of Pullips - my bank balance will not thank me for it, lol. Um... Only other interesting thing to note is that I'm slowly managing to eat meals again. Still having some issues with it, but we're getting there. Guess that's all for now.
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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: (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.
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.