Sunday, August 30, 2009

Nothing articulate, just a blog full of talking animals/dinosaurs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Interesting Non-Rant Blog About My Marvellous Day In London Will Be Up Soon.

In the meantime, you'll have to put up with this.


Firstly, to those who haven't read the Darren Shan books (the Vampire ones, not the slightly crappy Demon series), then you need to know a few facts.

Darren is what, twelve in the book? I think. Not sixteen, like they've made him in this, clearly to attract a teen girl audience. This guy looks like his face is wedged in a fish bowl.

Mr Crepsley is supposed to be tall, thin, ginger, and has a scar. When they announced they were making this film I could only think of one or two people who would have been perfect: Tim Roth, or the guy who plays Mr Filch in Harry Potter. They would have been excellent. Don't get me wrong, I quite like some of John C. Reilly's films but this is a miscast on the same fail-scale as Jake Gyllenhaal for Prince of Persia, i.e. CRAP.

WHY IS IT AMERICAN? Good Lord. I always just presumed it was English. Darren Shan (the author) is from Ireland, I think...

WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER SHIT VAMPIRE BOOK/MOVIE FRANCHISE? And people are clearly going to think that the Cirque du Freak books etc etc. are a rip off of Twatlight. Which it's not, because the Cirque du Freak books were excellent.

Why is Evra Von bright green?
Why are the taglines so awful?
Who adapted the script/screenplay? ("Darren, I saw his paintings in my vampire books. He's a vampire!" / "Can I turn into a bat?" "No, that's bull-" )




Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our new, 'manic' kitten.

The New Kitten from Jane Jardine on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So today has (weirdly) been quite good. And to top it off, here is another reason why I want to work at Empire magazine: So I can go to Movie-Con and see cool actors and directors like, I dunno...ROBERT DOWNEY JR! And Guy Ritchie! :)




Tuesday, August 18, 2009


That is all.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hiiii. These pictures are in no way as interesting or fabulous or awesome as Caitlin's from New York and Cape Cod ( but today...I tidied my room some more.

So there's been this long thing with me wanting to get my room re-done. And today I got the sofa a.k.a. crap-storage-holding-bay out of my room and now it is in the bus shelter in the back garden. Not an actual bus shelter. Just a place with seats which looks like one? I guess? I don't even know. Anyway, the sofa is now there waiting for me to hack it to pieces and take it to the dump yay!

So I have like, loads more room in my room now. I tidied and hoovered all up the wall and floor on the right side, which revealed some ~ahem minor wall destructions. And then I got the bug, and cleared all round to my wardrobe and under the clothes chair, and down by my bed. And hoovered that too.



So I guess that was a productive use of a day. Tomorrow I am thinking of maybe doing some baking...
I'm trying to put my mind off the end of my life which will arrive on Thursday.

Caitlin, I'd love to come to your party/picnic!

I ♥ the Arctic Monkeys.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tom Meighan from Kasabian has Swine Flu :(

Tom Meighan Pictures, Images and Photos

Tom Meighan Pictures, Images and Photos

Get well bb, you sexy sexy frontman you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I can't remember if I posted it, but a while ago I made a list of all the books I wanted to read over the summer. We are about three weeks in (ohgawd) and here is the list of the ones I've read IN BOLD and the ones I still have to get around to reading, IN ITALICS.

Please note I'm only doing this because I have nothing else to do.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (half way through currently!)
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

So far, my favourite has been The Time Traveler's Wife, by a long way. I'll probably read it again when I get it back from my hairdresser, who is currently borrowing it. The Wasp Factory was really good, but disgusting. The Rules of Attraction took me a while to get into, but eventually it got brilliant and I loved it. I liked how Bret Easton Ellis brought in characters from his other books, namely Clay from Less Than Zero and Patrick from American Psycho.

I've also been trying to watch a film at least once a day this week. So far I've re-watched Casino Royale, Iron Man, Watchmen and Batman Begins. I think today I'll watch The Dark Knight. I also ended up buying both Arctic Monkey's albums and the Watchmen soundtrack yesterday, as well as borrowing the Iron Man OST because although I've had it for a while on my iPod, it was ~ahem ripped ~ from la interneto.

Anyhoo, right now I'm debating going for a shower, and then a walk somewhere, because I'm bored of being inside.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hello, I've been away for a while but now I'm back and here is a blog.

Portugal was great (despite obvious downsides which have already been blogged), and I got back and realised how bad my tan lines actually are. It feels a bit weird not being able to go and sit on the roof in the sun with a glass of ice tea, but I guess home is home, and the weather hasn't been too bad now that we're back.

It turns out that I have/had (who knows?) an infection on my leg, probably due to a bite or something. I'm pretty much back to normal, a few things are still gross and I'm kinda just hoping they'll go away sooner rather than later. I've had five days on antibiotics called Flucloxacillin, which seems to have helped. I have a hospital appointment on Thursday I think. It's just annoying rather than painful now. Bah.

Bath was a fantastic trip, the video is over in the sidebar, and I had a great time and I feel better for it. Is laughter the best medicine? Apparently so. We lived in luxury, and it felt brilliant and I really enjoyed myself, so thanks to the people who went and who made it possible - it is muchos appreciated.

In other news, I finally watched Watchmen, and it was brilliant. Kinda disgusting in parts, but overall very good and well put together. The Comedian is a genius, I want a poster of him :)

On Friday I went to the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Mum and Dad to see Waiting for Godot, and I don't think it's possible for me to express how bloody good it was in words. Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart were so amazing, and Simon Callow and Ronald Pickup were also fantastic. It was pretty inspiring to be honest.

Other than that...not much has happened, and I'm trying to unwind with some good films and relax and generally be cool. Or as cool as I can be, anyway.