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Thursday, 5 January 2017 11:45 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: OTP)
Since [livejournal.com profile] distortedmya hasn't been around, I'm really struggling to write.

I feel like Fear of the Dark part three was dropped when I got it out of the sink and is now in a thousand pieces and I hace noe idea which part should go where.

I usually start my timelines after writing the story, to keep track of what happened, but Im having to write it in advance, this time, to fit it all together and work put what I need to do. Some of it will be repurposed from the eight thousand words or so that I already have, but I really think I need some new scenes which tie the Patroh thread with the magic thread. Something to prepare for part four, which is when the mystical shit hits the proverbial fan.

TWNW 21 is also proving tough to hit the right tone on. I know what essentially needs to happen, but getting it there is tricky, which is why I'm working on FOTD.

I guess it's a kind of writer's block and I just need some time away from it. Maybe this weekend I'll do some of my Bardic Grade coursework, instead.

Also, tomorrow is Bear's and my fourth anniversary. FOUR YEARS. He remains my adorable little bucket of dad jokes and cute aggression.
rosiedoes: (Personal: Long Man)
Except it's Tuesday and we're just back at work from the winter break and KILL ME NOW I WANT TO SLEEP.

At least I'm off on Friday for Bear and my anniversary.

*cracks knuckles*

Monday, 2 January 2017 04:25 pm
rosiedoes: (Personal: Long Man)
So, the redesign is complete! It is now centred on the Wilmington Long Man, where I spend a lot of time celebrating the turning of the year.

I've got rid of some of the crap I used to have on here (needs more work, I think) and now I need to get into the habit of using it again.

How is everyone? Anyone still posting?
rosiedoes: (Default)
Is anyone still here?

Third Star

Sunday, 29 January 2012 12:41 am
rosiedoes: (Third Star: Davy&Jim)


Cried my eyes out watching this film. So beautiful and heartbreaking and funny.

Tom Burke completely makes this film, as Davy.

Watch it.

Absent Friends.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 03:27 am
rosiedoes: (Mood: Remember)


I've been doing pretty good at holding it together, since the news about Chris; I mean, it's hard to make posts you know he'd be the first one to laugh at or respond to, and to walk past his road and know that he's not there, anymore; to expect to see him playing with Len on the lawns outside the Astoria... and he never is.


It's hard, and I think about him every day, but I hold it together. But today, walking to physio past the park where I used to see him with Len, the song in the video above came on; and it really took a hell of a lot of effort not to burst into tears. I truly felt absolutely shattered, and being in the pain management group for two hours was really difficult - the last place I felt like being was around other people.


On the way home, listening to music on random - as I had been before - a specific song came on twice in the mix. It was I'm Not Down by The Clash, which I didn't even realise I had on my phone.


Before I knew him, Chris had been through a lot; things most people never back down from. But he was one of the happiest and most positive people I've ever met. And I kind of like to think that it was a message telling me to cheer up. Both Rise Against and The Clash were bands he would have approved of.


I found out a few hours later that they confirmed the date of his funeral, today.


Seems fitting, all things considered.



I miss you both. xo

rosiedoes: (Default)
This is unacceptable.


See also the line, "Everyone thought Michael was the violent one. One crazy ex who filed false charges against him and of course the whole "He's Irish, he drinks, of course he'd get violent" argument." Because all Irish men are alcoholics. Obviously. That's in no way akin to racism, although suggesting that other ethnic groups may have a penchant for fucking (delicious) fried chicken would cause an outrage due to racial stereotyping.


One of the reviews on the post also says, "I think it's totally plausible. I mean, there's mischief in James's eyes most of the time. So why not?"


Hang on, let me get this straight: you're actually saying that you believe James McAvoy is personally capable of beating up his partner? You actually think that? Even as someone you presumably like and respect, and whether it were true or not, you believe he is capable of that level of violence and cruelty. And you're a fan of that man. And you think that mischief is the same as domestic abuse. Right.


Let me make something fucking clear: DOMESTIC ABUSE IS NOT OKAY. IT IS NEVER OKAY, EVEN IF YOUR PARTNER THINKS, 'I CAN HANDLE IT'. EVEN IF YOU SAY 'SORRY' OR THINK THAT THEY MADE YOU DO IT. And if you think it is, come and say that to my face, so I can cave yours in for you - then we'll see how much you favour violence.


Now, I'm not anti-RPS - in certain fandoms I've written it myself, and sometimes I appreciate that fans want to address darker subjects - but this is just full of fuck you. It's not a character study, it's not a story addressing the issue sensitively or demonstrating that domestic abuse is unacceptable - it is essentially saying, "It's fine, he doesn't mind." And for that, I hope the author - and the community moderator, who just told Julie she sees nothing wrong with the fic, chokes on a pickaxe. 



rosiedoes: (Sherlock: Come Anyway)
I will be watching that awkward ginger kid in a film and being geeky.



2011 took two of my favourite bands, my sport, my job and one of my dearest friends.

Bring it on, 2012. There is no way you can fuck up worse than that, even if you mark the end of civilisation as we know it.

rosiedoes: (Mood: Remember)


I just found out my very dear friend, Chris, passed away over Christmas. I don’t have a lot of details yet, but I know it wasn’t intentional and I know that there are a lot of people in this little city who are absolutely devastated by his loss.

I first met Chris when I went for an interview at the games company where I went on to work; he was in HR. And yes, he did come to work with a mohawk and a large spider tattoo on his head. It was that sort of place, and he was that kind of person. He was also the kindest, most loving and most generous person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. No matter who you were, Chris would welcome you with open arms and then probably tell you something completely shocking and inappropriate, or get his knob out to show you his piercing. He was so good-hearted that you couldn’t help but love him, even if you expected him to be some mad anarchist who’d spit in your face. He was an anarchist and a little bit of a lovable maniac, but he was more likely to embrace you with a huge, “ELLO, MAAAATE!”

He loved animals, and every day, his little woof, Leonard, would come to work with him and demand to play ‘tuggy’ with anyone who passed through the HR Department. They were both so playful and energetic - absolute kindred spirits. I’m sure Len will go to live with one of Chris’s dear friends, now, but no matter how much he is loved at his new home, no one will ever love him as much as Chris did.

I know it’s a cliche, and everyone feels it when someone close to them passes away, but it’s like a light has gone out in Brighton. He’ll be so pissed off if he’s gone to Heaven, as well - he’d be much more excited about seeing what Hell was like. xoxo
rosiedoes: (Mood: Remember)


I just found out my very dear friend, Chris, passed away over Christmas. I don’t have a lot of details yet, but I know it wasn’t intentional and I know that there are a lot of people in this little city who are absolutely devastated by his loss.

I first met Chris when I went for an interview at the games company where I went on to work; he was in HR. And yes, he did come to work with a mohawk and a large spider tattoo on his head. It was that sort of place, and he was that kind of person. He was also the kindest, most loving and most generous person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. No matter who you were, Chris would welcome you with open arms and then probably tell you something completely shocking and inappropriate, or get his knob out to show you his piercing. He was so good-hearted that you couldn’t help but love him, even if you expected him to be some mad anarchist who’d spit in your face. He was an anarchist and a little bit of a lovable maniac, but he was more likely to embrace you with a huge, “ELLO, MAAAATE!”

He loved animals, and every day, his little woof, Leonard, would come to work with him and demand to play ‘tuggy’ with anyone who passed through the HR Department. They were both so playful and energetic - absolute kindred spirits. I’m sure Len will go to live with one of Chris’s dear friends, now, but no matter how much he is loved at his new home, no one will ever love him as much as Chris did.

I know it’s a cliche, and everyone feels it when someone close to them passes away, but it’s like a light has gone out in Brighton. He’ll be so pissed off if he’s gone to Heaven, as well - he’d be much more excited about seeing what Hell was like. xoxo

Bleh

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 07:15 pm
rosiedoes: (Marvel: Havshee)
Well, I'm officially here, now. [community profile] damagereport has been uploaded, I might go and upload my old X2 fics as well, seeing as I already have a Charles/Erik, Bobby/John one on there...

Does anyone have any comms to recommend? Any people I know (and like) who I should add?

LiveJournal Is Over

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 01:11 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: On the Road)
Okay, kids, I've had enough. I'm moving over to Dreamwidth. If you're there, you can add me here.

I may need some help understanding it.
rosiedoes: (Mood: On the Road)
I'm not sure if anyone here has been following it, but in the UK, Channel 4 is airing a short documentary series about seven trans people who are at various stages of the transitioning process.

It isn't entirely compassionately managed - the focus can at times be on the dramatic, rather than the crucial factors and experiences each of the group are facing and which feel most important to them - but every one of the guys and girls involved is an amazing and inspiring individual who deserves all the support they can get.

In the past few weeks, I've seen some of them be treated extremely cruelly online, and tolerate it admirably. Two of the guys, Lewis and Fox, are now seeking help to fund their top surgeries as local authorities won't pay for it until such time as they complete their lower surgeries - if they choose to.

If you would consider donating, or at least passing on the details so that others may consider doing so, I'm sure both of the guys would be really grateful. xo

Fox | Lewis
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: Come Anyway)
...by accident.

So, we originally went into London to see Phil at the First Direct Dialogue Festival. Less than an hour before the show, he tweeted me (! -- he doesn't really @reply people, but I'd tweeted to say we were going and tagged him in it) to let me know it had been cancelled. We went to find the venue anyway, which in itself was hidden in a way which left us really confused, to see what was going on, and someone who worked in another part of the building said they hadn't sold enough tickets, so it had been called off.

At a loss for what to do, and not wanting to come all the way back to Brighton immediately, we decided to head down to Leicester Square and see if there was anyone giving out flyers for comedy nights (there usually is). By a massive, massive fluke, it turned out that Phil was also performing at the Comedy Store (as far as we can tell, he was aiming to do three, if not four separate shows over at least two, possibly three venues, tonight, because he's back on for the 11pm show and ran out of the venue with his guitar as soon as we'd got outside, apparently going somewhere).

We talked to the bouncer outside and by total luck, managed to get the last two tickets, which someone had left on the door for resale. We got in at the end of the first act, and got to see Jeff Innocent and the truly awesome Doc Brown before Phil came on.

He was absolutely brilliant. Some familiar material from older shows we'd seen before on YouTube and clips on TV, but live it brings a completely different feel to it. There was a point where he chased a man out of the room because he was going to the toilet during the show, and then when he came back, Phil climbed on his chair, sang him a song and put his crotch in his face. The man, brilliantly, started to undo Phil's jeans in response. By the end of the gig we'd all seen his rainbow-striped banana hammock, but after the dream sequence in Holy Flying Circus, I suppose it's a bit tame, all things considered.

I was amazed by his ability to get a room full of Brits to sing along to The Only Gay Eskimo. In fact, he got a retired (?) policeman who was there with his wife, daughter and son-in-law to get up on stage and sing a chorus solo. It was bonkers. But brilliant. And hilarious. And totally worth the fucking around with the Dialogue Festival.

All in all, an awesome day. Would totally go to see him live again.

Also, he looks rather attractive with a beard.

No Son of Mine

Friday, 28 October 2011 01:05 pm
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: Lulz)
Found this, last night: a self-made promo video for Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk's father-son double act thing from Edinburgh last year. Got excellent reviews. I wish I'd seen it.

rosiedoes: (Pythons: Blue)
Drawing John Cleese is weird. It's like... you spend ages drawing him and it looks nothing like him, and then all of a sudden, you'll put in one like and BOOM. There he is.

Eric is a little bit scratchy because my hand got so tired and he was the one I drew last.

I think I'm happiest with Graham and Jonesy.


Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam


Also, have a gif of Rufus!Terry because I am in love with him, now. I wish there was better reference material so I could do an ensemble of the Holy Flying Circus versions...

rosiedoes: (Pythons: Blue)
So, I bought a tablet recently and I hadn't really used it, so at about 2.30am this morning I decided what better time to do it.

What resulted is this half-finished sketch of the Pythons, in their Holy Grail costumes, but out of character during filming. Graham was a bastard to draw because in the reference photo he doesn't really look like himself to begin with. Also, drawing people with their mouths open is really hard. Managed to choose a picture in which half of the subjects have their mouths open. Well done, Rosie.

I haven't actually drawn anything properly in ages, so I'm massively out of practise, but this hasn't turned out too bad.


Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese
Click for larger image
rosiedoes: (Pythons: Blue)



L-R: Darren Boyd (John Cleese), Charles Edwards (Michael Palin), Rufus Jones (Terry Jones ♥_♥)
Steve Punt (Eric Idle), Tom Fisher (Graham Chapman), Phil Nichol (Terry Gilliam)

HOLY FUCKING FLYING CIRCUS, YOU GUISE!

If you didn’t watch it, go to iPlayer, or a torrent site, and find Holy Flying Circus — a comedy drama about the Pythons and the censorship battle over Life of Brian — and watch the fuck out of it.

I was always a huge Michael Palin fan (for those unfamiliar, the Nicest Man In The World Second Picture), ever since I saw him running around in a loin cloth playing an ex-leper, but I am now officially a huge Terry Tewwy Jones (third picture) fan. I especially like the idea of him as Michael Palin’s wife. It’s a fannish wet dream, I promise you. There’s a kiss and everything.

And I also now really fancy Rufus Jones, who played Terry. I want him to be my manwife with fake tits.



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And from a later post...

I have to admit... my little shipper heart is already building a little backstory about fictional!Mike and fictional!TerryJ getting together in University and how in the context of this film, Terry totally knows that John is in love with Mike, but he's pretty laid back about it because Mike is The Nicest Man In The World and there's no way he'd reciprocate, because "John is the Annoying One" anyway...




…and the whole thing with Terry as his wife is a running joke amongst the Pythons because as soon as they get in the front door they’re such an old married couple, even though they’re completely private about it outside the house.

The whole thing could be so utterly, gloriously ridiculous.

Is there literally nothing my little slasher brain will not fuck with?

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If you haven't seen this already, I will provide it for you. You NEED TO SEE THIS.

There & Back

Monday, 10 October 2011 11:14 pm
rosiedoes: (Marvel: Charles Thinky Hand)
So, I know I've been quiet for a while, but I return to promote something awesome.

Those of you familiar with X-Men: First Class (or Miley Cyrus *cough*) will know Lucas Till, who played Havok. Well, when he's not hula-hoopin' like a boss, Luke and his friends -- primarily Jason Trost, who writes and directs -- make indie films. To date, they have put together VS, a superhero movie which is described as Kick Ass meets Saw, and Vacation 8, which I affectionately dub 'The Beachception'.


Luke (Cutthroat) & Jason (Charge)
Official VS Promo Poster


Prior to making either of these, Jason and his older brother Brandon also made a film which is currently doing the rounds at festivals -- if you're in New York you can see it on October 14th. The film, called The FP, is a parody played 100% straight, in which rival gangs duel for supremacy of their shit mountain town via the medium of Dance Dance Revolution (or, officially, Beat Beat Revelation).


Jason as JTRO in The FP


In short, these kids are amazing and hilarious and awesome and I have a bit of a massive crush on Jason. I admit it. I truly do. He's precious.

BUT HERE'S THE THING!: In order to make their next film, There and Back -- directed by Jason and produced by Luke and fellow Disney boy, Tony Oller -- they've been raising money via IndieGoGo. With just 11 days left, they are down to the last $750 or so. I've personally donated $100 to the cause, but they still need more or the project will strike out and they won't receive any of what has been accumulated so far. They have all of their own kit and will do all of the work themselves, all they need is the help to get to Asia to make the film.

Each value of donation comes with a reward. You might get a signed postcard thanking you, or a download of the finished film -- if you can donate $50 or more you'll be credited on the IMDb page for the film. BUT THERE'S MORE! If you make a donation of any value, and then let the boys know, they will personally Skype you to say thanks. Genuinely. Here are some videos of them being goofy and explaining how.

If you can't personally donate, then please help spread the word. This is something I really want to see succeed and they're so close to making it -- it would suck to see them fail at the very end.

DONATE HERE!


Thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥

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