Monday, 30 May 2011

Dear Television

Dear Television,
                        Caitlin wrote you a letter, so I am too. Let's be honest here, I see probably far too much of you. You're my life. You're the reason I'm doing the degree I'm doing, and you're the thing I spend my money on most of all. I hope we never break up. So much of my personality and habits are based on things you've done, things you've shown me. I've seen ghost detectives played by comedians, Brits play Yanks (brilliantly) and Yanks play Brits (unfortunately), I've lolled and I've cried and I've sat with my mouth open unable to speak because of the awesome spewing from you. I'm not saying you're perfect, and I really think that you should get BBC Three looked at, as I think it might be malignant, but you're almost there.
Lots of Love,

Icons from Livejournal and Fanpop and all over the place really, so... I dunno whose they were originally. They're very nice though....

Monday, 23 May 2011

Reasons why I shouldn't go to the BAFTAs

1. I'm incredibly easily starstruck. I'd be as bad as Jane, if not worse. I'd be all like, 'Oh look there's that guy that was in that thing that I REALLY enjoyed. What? Go and tell him that? NO NEVER EVER NEVER HE'S FAMOUS! What? I'm Famous too? I suppose I must be if I'm at the BAFTAs... OMFG IT'S HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL'

2.I'm a telly snob. That bloody TWOIE won a BAFTA at ALL makes me cross, that it beat Doctor Who, Sherlock and Miranda makes it even worse in my eyes. I like my telly to be GOOD thank you very much, but generally disliking that kind of programme, does make me a snob to some people. Fuck it, I don't care, but I'd be looking down my nose at them, and then the camera would cut to me, like it did with Martin Freeman looking displeased yesterday.

3. I would cheer FAR TOO LONG when my favourite programmes won things.

4. If I guess who wins correctly, I get very smug about it. I spent all yesterday evening going 'I TOLD you that TOWIE would beat everyone else, because the public vote would split between the others because they all have the same audience, that or they wouldn't vote, and all the idiots would vote for that crap. What do you mean I'm a snob?'

5. Speeches. I'm not good at Speeches. If I won, I'd just... mumble, quote about a million different things all written by people IN THE ROOM and then come across as more of a massive tit than usual. That or I'd be all 'I didn't deserve this. I never ever did. Let's be honest, I just really like telly, and so I was like ''Let's make telly as a job, that'll be good'' and here I am with a big face... and a BAFTA... ha ha ha.... No? Is this thing on?' I'd be the person that you get a cup of tea while they're talking. That, or I'd be relegated to the 'Announced Earlier' section.

6. I like to cross off the TV I've seen when it's nominated. That'd probably get annoying if you're famous and sitting with me.

7. My hair.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

'You're the Doctor Who nut'

I'm a Doctor Who fan. You know that, I don't really know why I stated it. It's the reason I'm doing the Uni course I picked, as I pointed out on my personal statement, several times. I'm not just a fan of the TV Programme tho. I like the spin offs, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. The radio dramas, the Big Finish dramas and the Audio Books. I bloody love the Books though. Classic and new adventures, and novelisations. I've got 24 in total, as well as RTD's 'The Writer's Tale', which I'm not reading as I don't count it as a proper Doctor Who book.
Basically, I'm going to re-read and review all of those books (in order of Doctor), here, on my blog, as well as (and mainly on) my Youtube Channel. First video in the next couple of days so... prepare yourselves.

Title of this blog from the head of the Course I'm doing at Manchester. It's like they know me already...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Tear, Sarah Jane

I'm not the world expert on Sarah Jane Smith, nor am I it on Elisabeth Sladen. I'm just, as are many others, a fan. I've seen a few of her episodes of Doctor Who, and nearly all of the Sarah Jane Adventures. I've read about her, heard people claim her the best Doctor Who Companion EVAR, and as of yesterday, I've heard people say how much they'll Miss Her. I'll miss you, Elisabeth. I'll miss you, Sarah Jane.
I saw her, one time. Her last panel appearance, as it turned out to be. My memory of Elisabeth Sladen will always be of a wonderfully glam woman, quoting Bad Boys 2.

This Shit Just Got Real.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Complete Polysyllabic Rip-off.

B - Bought
R - Read

Girlfriend in a Coma - Douglas Coupland - RB
The Vesuvius Club (Graphic Novel Edition) - Mark Gatiss and Ian Bass - RB
Thin he was, and Filthy Haired - Robert Llewellyn - RB
The Man in the Rubber Mask - Robert Llewellyn - RB
The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Conan Doyle - B
Brief Lives - Neil Gaiman - R
The Kindly Ones - Neil Gaiman - R
The Wake - Neil Gaiman - R
From Aberystwyth with Love - Malcolm Pryce - R
Paper Towns - John Green - R
The Woman who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle - R
The Crow Road - Iain Banks - R
Notes from an Exhibition - Patrick Gale - R
Devil in Disguise - Julian Clary - R
The Timetraveller's Guide to Medieval England - Ian Mortimer - B
The Victorians - Jeremy Paxman - B
Operation Mincemeat - Ben MacIntyre - B
Book Club - Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum - R
A Young Man's Passage - Julian Clary - R
Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood - R
The Memorial - Christopher Isherwood - B
All the Conspirators - Christopher Isherwood - B
Last Human - Doug Naylor - RB
Better than Life - Grant Naylor - RB
Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Grant Naylor - RB
Stand and Deliver - Adam Ant - B

Ok, so, if you don't know what on earth is going on, and why I've just listed some books, I highly suggest you read this blog, before you read this one.
This month I was away from home (for more than a couple of days) twice, and so had more time than usual away from a laptop/the internet. Obviously this lead to me reading a lot more than I would normally do in a month, much as I'm ashamed to admit it. I spent 5 days in Whitstable and the same again in Hull, and bought books in both places (adding to the weight of already stupidly heavy bags.) But yes, 14 bought and 19 read is astounding, even for me...
You might remember I was reading 'Infinite Jest' last time I blogged about books. What happened? I had to give it back to the Library at the beginning of the month and so never finished it. But one day, yes, one day, I will.
I'm also a quarter or so of the way through Operation Mincemeat.

By the way, if, like me, you have a lot of free time/books, or are just... well, nosey and want to see what books I already own, you can go HERE and look at mine, or HERE and make your own library.