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14 March 2010 @ 10:35 pm

So I figured I shuld probably do a proper update here. Lee (the_turtlemoves ) and I are now flatting with the ever-lovely aimeesworld  at a proper house in an actual suburb, lol. It is so so nice not living in our old grimy broken apartment in the middle of the city. The view here is gorgeous.  I will endeavour to take some photos for you so you can all be jealous.

We had a really fun flatwarming, too. It was Time Travel themed, so Lee went as the Tenth Doctor, Aimee as Hermione Granger from Prisoner of Azkaban, and I was Ted from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Good times (aha lame puns!)

Speaking of lame puns, a bunch of us have been playing an RP called Scion, the premise of which is that the Gods are real, and our characters are all the children of gods. It's a bit like Percy Kacson, and it's ridiculously fun. Everyone is a bit geeky about classics and story tropes so it's a bit silly. My character, for example, is Jonathan Hart, the son of Aprodite, a fact which he finds mildly embarrassing. It's really fun getting him into situations where he has to seduce his way out of. XD Anyway, after we saw Percy Jackson, we decided that we should get stunting dice (yes, it's a dice-based role playing game. Don't judge me.) for making really lame Horatio Cane-style puns in the midst of battle.

I've got to say this now, because I'm sitting in the lounge and it's happening as I speak. I love whoever the person is who is deciding what shows to play on Prime tv. Seriously, right now we are watching a segment that is actually marketed as "The Stephen Fry Hour". How cool is that? Just finished watching Last Chance to See (next week's episode is the one when he came to New Zealand and Aimee and myself tried to stalk him via his Twitter updates as he tried to find a power cord for his ipod) and now we are watching QI.  Sunday nights are the best, because Bones is also on. ^_^

Yesterday we went to an interview with Neil Gaiman. He is a cool guy. He's a really good speaker, actually, he divulges a lot and is really interesting. He did a few readings too, his poem Locks, an unpublished poem about murder and the english seaside on the off-season, and a really really previously-never-before-been-read-in-public poem that he had written about ten days ago about The Island of Iona and Siant Columba and Saint Odhran. Man, it was cool. He also read an extract from American Gods (Sam Black Crow's speech about all the things she believes in). All in all, it was a good evening.

Our friend Anna came up from Christchurch especially for the talk, because she is Neil Gaiman's biggest fan ever. It was really great to hang out with her, she is so much fun.

My favourite thing at the moment is A Very Potter Musical. I absolutely cannot get enough of that show, and the music, and anything related to those kids. They are all so awesome. Totally awesome, in fact.

Mood: cheerfulcheerful
annemjw: Halflife Halfdeath (iconomicon)annemjw on March 14th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
Percy Kacson

Is this some kind of weird joke I'm not in on, or what? :)

What? QI is on Prime? Dammit, I should really pay attention to this stuff.

I want to go see Alice, have you guys been yet?
sherbert0lemon: stock - Wonderlandsherbert0lemon on March 14th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Haha, no, it's just my failed typing.

Yeah, QI is on at 9.55 (if I remember correctly).

Lee and I are thinking tuesday for Alice? Just 2D cos I am underwhelmed about 3D movies in general, and we've heard that it's not really worth it for Alice.
annemjw: Polaroid Rainbow (iconomicon)annemjw on March 14th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
I shall have to remember about QI, I do love it so.

Well in that case I am inviting myself along. I am with you about 2D, as well. Txt me or something for session times? I am free for anything.
sherbert0lemon: stock - Wonderlandsherbert0lemon on March 15th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
You were pretty much expected anyway, lol. Although we may have to raincheck cos Lee has school and I have to meet up with my brother. Also I am tres poor. :C

BUT I get paid on thursday, so maybe then?
annemjw: Homeward Bound (Scott Jackson)annemjw on March 15th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
That sounds fine, especially seeing as it turns out that I have a stomach bug, so tomorrow will be spent getting over it (You hear that, stomach?).
hariniplumeriandeity on March 14th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Your time travel themed party sounds like good fun! I wish I were clever enough to come up with ideas for such a party :)

I've only read "Stardust" by Neil Gaiman but I absolutely *adore* that book. I'm trying to get his other stuff to read because I've heard great things about his works and "Stardust" sealed it for me to read more of his stuff. I'm glad you had a good time at the talk...he seems a really interesting, friendly sort of person.

sherbert0lemon: stock - Umbrellasherbert0lemon on March 14th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Hehe, it was really fun :)

I've only read a few of his books - Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods and Good Omens which he wrote with Terry Pratchett. And I've also read a few of the Sandman comics. They are all good reads, the stories and the characters are great. If I'm honest, I'm not the biggest fan. I think his style lends better to poetry (now that I've heard some) and screenplays and graphic novels than to novels, because his style is really visual and filmic, if that makes sense?

He was super cool, though, and he's really clever about the things he writes about and the stuff he's interested in.
dude watchin' with the brontës: s: dream a little dreamfadeintodawn on March 15th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
Congrats on your new living space! That's exciting.

Stephen Fry! Hurray!

I'm glad you enjoyed the Neil Gaiman talk. He came to my school once and it was wonderful. He's such a great speaker, and really friendly.
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [avpm] totally awesomethedoingofit on March 18th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Your Neil Gaiman interview experience sounds so interesting, and I'm so excited that you're loving A Very Potter Musical - I was OBSESSED with it for MONTHS after I watched it! :DDD