Saturday, 25 June 2011

I just realised it isn't Friday.

However, I wanted to do Fill in the Blank Friday so let's pretend it is.

BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT, I want to say a big hi to some new followers I have...I'm not sure exactly how many I've gained because I can't remember numbers and I don't check that often, but HI ANYWAY if you're relatively new.

So now I will proceed to fill in the blanks, as always, courtesy of Lauren @ The Little Things We Do

1.   The last thing I ate was: um...a Chinese takeaway. HEALTHY I KNOW, BRING ON THAT BIKINI BEACH BOD. Mmmm, there's nothing better than a decent chinese after a long shift at work. Nom.

2.  The next thing I'd like to eat is: quiche quiche quiche. I love quiche. Quiche Lorraine. I can't get over how fabulous it tastes.

3.  The best things : are the best. What? I need more words to understand this question.

4.  Something that makes me supremely and utterly happy is: realising bang in the middle of something that you're living a memory that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

5.  Sports are:  lolsports. No thankyou :) I can't see the point, either in watching or playing. Although 50% of my famalam are avid Blues fans so it's unavoidable at some points of the year.

Three fifths if you count my dog...

6.  I miss: SCHOOL. SO MUCH. I miss structured sessions and frees (unexpected or otherwise) and miscellaneous lunchtime activities and female solidarity and avoiding doing work and the impending (but somehow ever so distant) threat of exams and the smell of the canteen and arguing with Mr Clear and never doing History coursework and complaining about the length of the drive and the bus being shit and eeeeeeeeeverything.

7.  Right now I am: feeling nostalgic, clearly. Also wondering if my feet will ever stop aching and contemplating whether or not to go get another coke.


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Takes Romione and turns it into a rant.

Let me start off this post by saying I ship Ron and Hermione as much as the next person. MORE IN FACT, I worship the ground Romione walks on; it was probably my first ever OTP...and it still is my OTP. So there ya go. I don't want anybody to hate me for what I say next.

One of my favourite pieces of fanart ever. I lost the credit some time ago though :(

Don't you think it's a little bit...sad, that the part of the Deathly Hallows people are most excited about is the Romione kiss?

No, okay, that's fine. I'm okay with that. It's more that people don't want the Romione kiss spoiled for them, and I mean really don't want it spoiled. In the trailers, we saw Harry being killed, that heart-wrenching scene with the resurrection stone, Fred dead; essentially all the most important parts of the book for me, but no-one particularly kicks up a fuss, whereas if WB dared to reveal even a hint of "The Kiss" there would be UPROAR. Riots in the street. Organised book burnings. Sacrifices to the devil. Probably (and stop me if I'm exaggerating) the downright end of the world.

Fangirls gone wild.
Let me clarify, I truly have no beef with people anticipating The Kiss. I can't wait for it. I just think it's very sad that in a series of complex, intricate, well-written, action-filled novels that feature plotlines that are nearly entirely unrelated to romance, the thing we care about the most is a kiss.

A kiss.

Maybe it's a comment on society that, at the end of the day, what we're interested in the most is the romance, the love. You see it in the vast swathes of fandoms on the internet - they're all concerned mostly with ships. I know that's over-simplifying, but I do think it's true. Whilst we appreciate beautiful writing and fabulous characters, it's the relationships between characters that is the most...not interesting, exactly; maybe intriguing. The most intriguing for us. A good ship is what reels us in. Let's make that even more abstract: what kind of primeval instinct does romance...or even anti-romance (Dramione shippers, I'm looking at you) appeal to? Is it just the internal need to love and be loved?
Okay cool, that's far too deep and I sound like an extra from Moulin Rouge so I leave you with this profound thought: DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 IS RELEASED IN APPROX 3 WEEKS DEPENDING ON YOUR EXACT LOCATION WOOOOOP :D

(Also, I'm really sorry if you aren't a Harry Potter fan and you're following me. At the moment, it's all you're getting. The hype is too great for me to ignore I'm afraid :P)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


I'm back!
And when I say back...well technically I was back last Friday, but I've been busy working and turning 18 and whatnot..also I'm very lazy, and if you don't know this by now then you probably never will.

So what has changed in my absence?

For me personally: well, I'm an adult now if nothing else! My birthday was yesterday...and that's that. I've also done a fuck-ton of exams (okay...three...) and watched a lot, a LOT of TV...I got into Game of Thrones, which is absolutely fabulous, and Sanctuary, which is trashy and therefore perfect, and of course there was the new series of Doctor Who (flaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil!!sdafghjdskfdlg! Opinions in the comment box please!)

As you can tell, I got lots of revision done.

I actually did but that's not an interesting subject at all.

Anyway, can I have a secondary flail for all the Deathly Hallows hype?! A REALLY BIG FLAIL!? Between the final trailer (which I watched and regretted, SO MANY SPOILERS!) and the TV spots (which I didn't watch but I've been unable to avoid seeing caps of) and the whole Pottermore thing (my single incentive for getting up before midday tomorrow), SO MUCH HYPE. I am so painfully excited for this film; it represents the culmination of a very long journey for me (and uh, most of the world too) , it's such a big deal and it makes my heart go just to think about how much I bloody love the Potter universe, and its fandom, and its millions of tiny details. Bleurgh, my heart is full again.

So yeah, now that I'm done being a recluse, my life can finally begin again! My prom is on Tuesday and after that I'm jetting off to Greece for a week with my friends which will be super fab...argh, in general my life is now looking up, here's to the summer!

Going here. Flailylail.
Cool. I'll try and get some more quality posts up in the week, but for now, update me! How have your lives been during my lengthy absence? Are you going away this year?