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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Things I have been doing instead of academic blogging

I watched Twisted, the whole 19 episode season
I watched two seasons of Game of Thrones..... In two days.
Yes. That's 10 episodes a day
I watched a shit load of cooking videos
I made chicken soup.
I sold my chest of draws
I spent HOURS at my friends house
I went for a few walks
I started up with Pretty Little Liars Again.

I'm not sure how long I can keep procrastinating for.

lol joke, I can do this forever.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Deadlines and Submissions

Just submitted my 3000 word Critical Evaluation.

Two more things to tie up;

The Academic Blog that I intend to work on next week.

and the film still need to be finished, (Going to try not to rid my sound designers EARS OFF tomorrow, oh the irony.)

But Still

Whoop Whoop.

Monday, 19 May 2014

This post will probably fall on deaf ears....eyes?

But Comment Bellow just saying Hello, or tick that button where it says Funny

Curious how many people actually read my Blog posts.

Awkward moment when nobody says Hello or thinks I'm Funny

Blogging is a bit like Pringles; Once You Pop You Just Cant't Stop

I say this because I keep thinking of random stuff to add, this always happens, I can't just post one thing, I have to post like five things. Which is fair enough because when I sign out who knows when I'll be back.

Okay so 2048 is like this number tiles game. My friend introduced me to it, she was playing an Orphan Black version one day and I was like, what are you playing? How does it work? I don't get it! THEN she sent me a Docto Who version which in some ways helped the game mamake much more sense to me. FROM THERE I sort of opened the flood gates, and made my own version [My Little Pony] tI was upper addicted to the game and eventually went cold turkey and completely forgot about it, then after I watched Orphan Black my friend sent me the link to the one she was playing because it made much more sense.... THEN I started researching all these other versions based on a few of my favourite shows [Reign, Avatar, Greys Anatomy] THEN I found a male celebrities one which was fun, then I found a Jared Leto one which was even funner THEN I made myself another version, this time based on Barbies Life in The Dreamhouse. Suffice to say the obsession is back with a vengeance.

But here's a few links to a few versions

The Original

Doctor Who

My Little Pony

Celebrity Men

Basically just Google: "Name of favourite show" 2048 and see what you can find.

Have fun and sorry for the addiction you will incur in advance.

How very Pintresting

I am really enjoying Pintrest at the moment. I feel like it's a mix between a more organised Tumblr and moodboard. I've got boards for travel, fashion inspiration, fiction characters I love, films, inspirational quotes, hot guys.
Here's a cheeky screengrab from my board titled Swatches which is basically home d├ęcor ideas. Where am I going, you ask? Nowhere is the answer. I am going nowhere. Yet.

This is a very small selection, I think I've got 50pins on this board which is really nothing. I've got pins of beautiful staircases, home cinemas, kitchens, couches. I'm nuts I know but what would be the point of life you could not dream? Gosh can you imagine being stuck in reality 24/7? I make it my mission to stay away from reality for as long as possible.

YouTube Business

I randomly started watching this chick
Its funny because this is the opposite to anything I'm interested in, she's blond, bubbly, and talks about make up and fashion. All the complete opposite to me, and yet I found myself watching two years worth of her "Monthly Favourites" videos.

I will probably get bored and just stop watching but for the time being check her out
That wounds so promotional, like my next line should be: Tell her Jen sent you.
Yeah right I am well aware no one reads my posts, but that's just fine.

The way this post is titled you'd think I had more YouTube related things to say..... I don't. That was it.

Greys Anatomy: Goodbye Sandra Oh.

So season 10 of Greys Anatomy came to a close on Friday and with it meant the last episode of my favourite character Cristina Yang.
We knew the actress had decided to leave the show before season 10 even premiered, and so every episode was me holding me breathe and praying that Shonda Rhimes wouldn't be the monster we know she can be and basically kill off my favourite character. I was particularly on eggshells duing the last episodes. I had in mind from day one how I wanted Cristina to leave and I believe she got the ending she deserved.
I have been told that we are one and the same and that is in all honesty nothing short of an amazing compliment. Even before I started watching the show, one of my friends said to me: You'll like it especially Cristina, you're just like her. I normally hate being compared to other people because I prefer to think of myself as an individual, but in this case I let that slide.

During the episode: I laughed, I cried, my heart sank and it swelled and I was ultimately pleased. Cristina's final words were really inspirational and I was left thinking:


Obviously other things happened in the episode, that made for decent plot lines for season 11 but all I cared about was my shadow self. [Hashtag Vampire Diaries reference] and as I said before, yes, I will be watching the next season but how they're going fill such a massive character is beyond me. But if anyone can, Shonda can.


As you are well aware I love nothing more than settling down with a TV Series and in the fall of 2013 I posted a list of the shows I was currently watching.

Well now it's all over. Got one or two shows left but by the end of this week, that will be it. I actually can't cope, I need things to watch, I'm actually a little disgusted with myself, but then I remember how much I love watching a new TV series and that disgust washes away into happiness. So anyways here's a round up of the shows that I have finished and have things to say on, as well as the ones that I have shameful started and finished that aren't even part of the regular viewing schedule. Probably a list of shows that I will be starting in the near future.... SHE SAID LIKE SHE DIDN'T HAVE A DEGREE TO PASS.

*Spoilers may incur but I will try and be as subtle as possible*

Revenge: I was debating stopping come next season, but the cliffhanger means that I HAVE to watch next season. Things will take an interesting turn I expect.

How I Met Your Mother: I have had various debates about the ending, I personally am against the final scene but overall the episodes structure was a great way to end the show.

The Originals: I didn't like how their parents are back, I mean can't people just STAY dead? Also the new werewolf clan just annoy me. But it was an episode filled with a lot of jaw dropping, heart wrenching and and gasping moments for which I am thankful.

Supernatural: The finale airs this week but so far words I neer thought I'd say: I can't stand Dean. I could rant and rave but I won't I'll just let that comment stand. I have heard that the last few seconds is going to be amazing but I'll believe it when I see it. Undecided about watching next season.

The Tomorrow People: I dropped like a hot potato after the winter season Finale. No Regrets there.

The Vampire Diaries: I shall continue depending on how I feel after the first episode because that season finale ended on a mighty cliffhanger.

Greys Anatomy: Deserves a separate post, but yes, I will continue watching.

Scandal: My girl Shonda knows what she's doing.

Reign: Can't wait for season 2 though I suspect where it's going.

Glee: I give up on. Went to watch the second half of the season and I just skipped through the episode bored.


I watched all 4 seasons of The Good Wife they had on Netflix and now I need to watch season 5 which I believe is just come to a close today.

I watched a new series called Hit The Floor in 4days. Granted there were only 10 episodes but still, looking forward to season 2 NEXT WEEK

My friend made me watch Orphan Black, which I started on Monday and had caught up to TV time for when the next episode aired on a Sunday

This week I caught up with Suits, which thankfully returns for a 4th season in June


I need to start watching the following
Under The Dome
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Hart of Dixie (Possibly)
Lost In Austen

As I was saying....

As well as that my mind is filled with candy, nuts and tacks.

That's the best way I have of describing all my thoughts.

I have a million and one ideas and plans with new ones cropping up everyday.

I need time to just sit and stop and just.

Not think.

That's the best explanation I can come up with.

More personal insight later.

Prepare for an onslaught of random posts.

So many thoughts in my head

Taking a break from writing this Critical Evaluation for my final film, which is due on the 22nd May.... The Evaluation not the film. My portfolio is due on the 6th of June. Which is a bit strange that the Evaluation is due prior to the actual completion of the film but whatever I've given up trying to make sense of the education system.

So according to my countdown I have 17 days left of uni, but in some ways I have already finished and in other ways I have more than 17 days.

Let me break it down for you:
On the 15th of May I screened my film to my tutors and half my peers, that date counted as the last official teaching day. So in a way I've already finished uni.
But the Official screening where friends, family, actors etc come and watch everyone's films is on the 5th of June. That and the fact the film is still being sound edited and picture touch ups are happening.
I will probably stay in Sheffield till the 15th of June.

Hence why my 17 days is now more of an estimate.

I was supposed to be starting work early for the summer but then I didn't and I was resigned to the fact I had till the 21st of June before I became a workaholic. But my boss just rang me and was like.... Can you start Monday.

*Sigh* And so begins money over happiness.

I always pick happiness, but I just got an electricity bill of £208.66 so happiness might have to postponed, or transferred into the form of a cheeky gift for myself.

I started to plan my farewell tour. Well I say "Tour" it was more like me going out with a few different groups of friends, and a couple more "Pizza Booze Telly" nights thrown in. Also my friend is making a music video that he said I can help out with/be in. Also I have some stuff to do that requires the universities resources and so going back early disrupts all of that

I don't know I don't know I don't know.

As well as that..... Hold up, lemme just start a new post.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

No More Apologies

I blog when I can and when I can remember.

Not a lot has really happened on the "interesting factor" of things since I last blogged. But then again the things I blog about are hardly the most jaw dropping of topics.

I have given up on my 365day movie challenge, because let's face, it. Who really has that kind of time? I sure as hell didn't, but I did watch a lot interesting films both classic and horrendous and it was fun for the time it lasted. Everytime I watch a movie, I'll still add it to the list I started on imdb, but it won't be so religious.

I went and saw Halestorm, yes, alone, but someone on my course was there doing photography and even if she wasn't it wouldn't really have mattered. The only time I really felt "by myself" was before the band went on and the gaps between when the opening acts played, but it was minor. IT WAS FANTASTIC. I LOVE LZZY HALE. They played all my favourites and they sound great live, also loved their rendition of Pharells Get Lucky and I got a lovely t-shirt.

I had a report due in for the 29th of April that took up all my time but was actually very beneficial because it not only showed me just how prepared I am for finishing uni and getting a job, but also I learned a number of alternative methods to getting to where I want to be in the long run. The report title was as follows:

Researching The Options: What are the fundamental steps and key skills I need to acquire in the next five years to be on my way to becoming an established Writer Director in the British Film and TV Industries. 

It was a great read if I do say so myself.

Also I had a birthday like two months ago, and in standard Jen fashion I did nothing.

I am still working on my final film UNFORTUNATELY it's just that after I handed in my report I felt like I was finished because of the amount of effort that went into completing it so now to go back and do another reshoot and picture/sound edit I'm just like; Melhbskw;guduwogdqwkhkjwsd/ge...... if you know what I mean. According to my lovely countdown I only have 29days left till I am officially done so I just need to grin and bare it until then.

I have watch the four seasons they have of The Good Wife on Netflix and so need to watch season 5 which is out now. Watched this series called Hit The Floor which I now LOVE and just started Orphan Black at the persistence of my friend, which 3 episodes in isn't horrible, but at the same time isn't that great. I should also be starting Game of Thrones soon. I hate catching up to TV time so I'm going to wait till a few weeks before the current season is about to end. 

This post felt really scattered to me, so for that I apologise, my mind is a little scattered, I am months behind on my academic blog which I haven't touched since maybe February? Which kind of explains why I suddenly remembered my original blog. Also I love that I still have time for TV.

Also I got a new phone. FINALLY


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