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Friday, 30 March 2012

My Dad always said I had an angelic face

I thought he was being ironic because my troublesome twos ended when I was roughly 17 but I seem to get told that a lot by various people. Especially when I'm joining in a vulgar conversation or something so yeah.Guess my dad was right about the face thing, s'pose he could have meant it both truthfully and ironically.
Who knows.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Funny Games by Michael Haneke

Is such a brilliant movie.
We're looking at Haneke as part of my Film Analysis module, we're analysing a movie called Hidden as a class and I chose to look at his film entitled 71 Fragments Of A Chronology Of Chance as part of the individual section. I picked it cause I knew that no one else would, for one it wasn't in the library and b) it's a German film with subtitles and thirdly it was one of his earlier works. A lot of other people choose Funny Games.... The US version not the German Original or White Ribbon. Film 4 happened to be showing two of his films but one of which I had missed a substantial amount so I just recorded Funny Games. It was the U.S version sadly and I thought about deleting it cause it wasn't the original but I told myself to stop being such a pretentious film buff and humbled myself by remembering I was in the middle of watching Eat Pray Love (Really good film by the way).

I don't want to go to much into the actual movie itself but it's basically about these to guys who torture this family in their home. And for all you queasy or easily scared peeps you never actually see any violence, it's all theatre of the mind malarkey. But it's just funny and really well written and directed and, it's just a piece of art. Also I learnt that it was a shot by shot remake of the original so it's not like I would have missed anything out if I had decided to wait till the German version was on. But yeah also if you like movies with no conclusion then give this a watch.
Plus the main characters Paul and Peter are just to cute, but that could possibly just be my inner sociopath talking as while I was awwing at them my friend was giving me funny looks.

Oh yeah...

My bow tie thing I'm trying out, though it's not weather appropriate and I need more guy shirts cause ones for chicks don't have buttons that go the way to the top, it stops just about your cleavage which thinking about it now is incredibly sexist..... and perverted.

Red and Black

Sunny Days...

Sweepin' the clouds away 
On my way to where the air is sweet 

Can you tell me how to get, 
How to get to Sesame Street.

So the weather has been uncharacteristically kind which can only mean in a few days or less it's going to be a bitch. Surprisingly enough for me considering how angry the sun makes me I've been enjoying it. I know right. Monday I had uni then had a nice little wonder to this really nice amphitheatre section behind the station where you can see the whole of Sheffield. Tuesday I went to see a movie and went to the mall and made a cake all at a leisurely pace, me and my friend strolling to the Cinema and to the station to get the train to the mall. Wednesday I had a few errands to run around town which happily didn't take me too long cause the past two days had exhausted me rawly. Thursday (Today) I had uni then lounged on the green round the corner with a few friends, and now I'm at home. One more fun in the sun filled day to go then I'm off home for the holidays.
Which reminds me..... I need to pack.

Picture of the amphitheatre bit I was at on Monday

The cake I made on Tuesday, well it's not the same cake, this is the one I made the week before but I made the exact same cake and you probably didn't need to know any of that so yeah okay I'm going to stop blogging now.

Project Over

Finally finished my latest project which was a documentary filmed in Liverpool and based on The Beatles. Actually I finished on Thursday, which was the day of my presentation. After which (considering I had spent 12 hours editing the day before plus doing additional work afterwards) I went home and slept for 6hours, it was a nice refreshing nap.
Friday I had a lecture and seminar where I got set a 2500word essay on Michael Haneke's Hidden. Fun doesn't even begin to describe.
Saturday I chilled the whole day at home, which is usually what I do on a Sunday but I had to be at some weird induction test interview thing from 9 till 2 on Sunday so that spoilt my lie around day just a tad. On the plus side I am now a Steward.... whatever that really means. Sadly I can't start work until after I get back from Easter so yeah.
Wow okay this post has been very vague, hmmmmm trying to think if I have anything in depth to complain or talk about.

Okay so for my documentary project, we were working in a group of 5, I managed to snag Directer straight away much to the annoyance of another chick. As the project went on and on me and a few others came to realise how unreliable and lazy she was. She was supposed to be editor but on the first day she text me at the time we were supposed to meet and told me she couldn't be there for another 3 hours. I had a go at her over text then spoke to her face to face and told her she needs to step up her game for fudge the fudge off..... In the nicest way possible ^_^
My words had no effect on her so me and two others in my group had to edit the entire thing and there was a major argument in the edit suit which I thought was jokes.... but people don't see things the way I do so I guess for her it was humiliating but IDGAF in my uni blog and during the presentation I hinted heavily on how little she did so here's to hoping she gets her just desserts :)

Me in my directorial d├ębut

Thursday, 22 March 2012

I Just Spent 12hours In The Edit Suit

Surprisingly it only felt like half of that or less. Literally was there from 11am to 11pm. And I only left the room once to pop to the library to print some stuff we needed.
I guess if you love it you don't notice it, and it's not like I was in front of the mac the whole time, we were in a room with lots of other people on the course and with 3 of us editing you do stop and have a chat and laugh and joke about random stuff. So yeah. I've had a shower, gotta finish adding a few bits to my research blog and I'm making some food because I haven't eaten since the yoghurt and croissant I had before I left and I only had 3 hours sleep last night. I have to say I'm feeling like a Don at the minute.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Yay Me.

I started a new book, I'm making way more progress so far this year than I did last. Think I may have only managed five books or less sadly, but this year I am on a roll. Well on as much as a roll as a telly addict lazy uni student can be I suppose.
So far it's been....

Old School 20's
Children Supernatural
Modern Mystery

and my next is a pre teen spoilt rich kid page turner. Wehey.

One Liners: Man I Love Bruce Willis

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


This happens with me systematically, due to how I get a three to four week project to work on in uni, which takes up all my time whilst simultaneously working on another project for a different class. Plus with the first class I have to do a research blog and we all know there's nothing worse than an academic blog as it puts you off your personal one. That's kinda why I started doing those "One Liner" tweet type posts, cause then at least I could post something from time to time. Happily this project comes to an end on Thursday and I couldn't be happier if I tried. I'm goin to leave all my ranting for a separate post but I will say thing: I can't wait till I'm a director and I have the final say and everyone can either shut up and get on with it or get the fudge out of my studio.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

One Liners: Vampire Love

Is the sweetest thing, and I'm talking older vampires like the Black Dagger Brother Hood and Bones and Cat, not Twilight and Vampire Diaries teenage love.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

One Liners: Therapy

Who needs it when you have your own blog?

Saturday, 3 March 2012

On a scale of one to ten

How odd is it that I'm sitting alone in my friends apartment?

Note: This is a venting post.

Let me explain, my friends are alway complaining because I never spend as much time with them as I did last year. In my defence I live with people I like and I actually feel like the place I'm living in is my home, compared to last year in halls when I didn't. It's natural that I therefore have less of a reason to be running off to my friends house every second of the day. As well as this, last year I was barely in uni so had a lot of free time to just do whatever whenever they called. This year, not so much.
They are making too much of a big deal of it, at first it started off as a joke, them saying that I've been replaced by another one of our friends who lives 2mins away. I live 10mins and a steep hill away. As time went on they just kept going with the joke and it's boring and annoying now, do they want me to apologise for having my own life or that I like my own company and enjoy spending time in my own space? I don't ever get a call from them saying they want to come over to mine so why do I need to drop everything to come over to theirs?

Anyway back to the point of this post. I decided to go for a walk today to test out my new possible bow tie look (Pictures another time) and thought I would just pop into theirs. Got to the door and just opened it because it's never locked and someones always in. In this case it was the complete opposite. No one was in (They need to work on their security cause this is the second time I've waltzed in and none of them have been around or noticed) I was going to leave because I text one of them and just asked what they were up to (Basketball Match) who knows when they would even be back, but I has here I was tired from my walk around town and it was raining outside. I've been here for an hour or so now and keep debating whether or not to leave. Especially because all of them forgot my birthday.
I said in the previous post that I don't make a big deal out of birthdays which is true but for them to always be riding my nuts about how we're all such good friends and always complaining that I never come over, they have a funny way of showing it. Especially one of them in particular. I guess I came over here to see if they would remember, because I am certainly not going to be doing the reminding, and I guess I still want that opportunity. As well as that I think i'm in the mood for an argument to if they start busting my chops about how I should have been at the game then I have a reason to get all defensive. Lastly I guess if I get to the end of this visit and no one does say anything then I don't need to feel bad for deciding not to come round so often anymore.

I should also say that in the group I am talking about there are five people but it's two or three especially that I am peeved at.

I sure do love vent posting. I am on my friends laptop and I have internet connection so I guess I'm not really going anywhere for a while.

I'll Cry If I Want To.

So yesterday I turned 20.
I'm always really anxious when it comes to the day before and on my birthday, like I don't want to jinx anything. I have this paranoia that I will end up dying the day before or the day of so I'm always really careful and don't want to rock the boat. Sounds stupid I know but seriously if life wanted to screw you over or the fates wanted to cut your thread it's the best time.

Anyways as well as this me and my older sister are never big on birthday celebrations and also when people say "You did'n't tell me" I just think that it would be awkward if I did, Imagine if I walked into my lecture yesterday and announced "By the way everyone it's my birthday" who would actually care, or if I was starting a conversation with someone "Oh hey dude, hows the weather, by the way it's my birthday" how obnoxious would you sound. If someone outright asked me I wouldn't deny it though. Plus saying thank you is really awkward its like "Hey congratulations for being alive another year." "Oh gee thank you how sweet of you to acknowledge that!"
The main point is that it's just strangers or acquaintances that I'm iffy about, Friends are fine, I love the texts and messages from people I actually like and have known me for a while or I speak to on a regular basis :)

See this birthday post didn't end as cynical as it started, guess I'm maturing. Jokes.

Anyways yesterday was a brilliant day I did all the things that make me happy, after uni I had a nap, watched a few movies, watched a few episodes of my Gilmore Girls Boxset, had a good dinner and watched Casablanca. No fuss. I know a lot of people will think it weird that I didn't go out and get wasted and spent the majority of the day by myself, in bed or on the couch which is essentially just did what I do any other day. Each to their own.


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