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06 September 2008 @ 07:43 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like it to be noted that, whatever the outcome of the next couple of hours may be, Andy Murray is currently beating Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open!  I can't believe it...and I can't believe that I can't access any sports channel, on TV or online, that will show me this match!  Murray thrashed Nadal in the first set, judging by the 6-2 scoreline, and managed to squeak out what may turn out to be a crucial tie-breaker in the second...oh come on, Andy!  If he did make it to the final, we would at last be seeing that dilemma match that I've been hypothesising about for the last few years: in a contest between Murray and Federer—for a slam, no less!—who would I support?  Sorry, Andy, but I'm sticking with Roger =)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
30 June 2008 @ 05:54 pm
The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below. 

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them.


Current Music: Einaudi
31 August 2007 @ 01:39 pm
Time for a wee resource-list post...thing =)

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I also have some random single brushes and textures kicking around that I've gathered up from who-knows-where, so if you recognise something as belonging to someone whom I haven't credited, please let me know =)


Postman arrived at about 11.03am, I started reading at 11.04am and finished at 6.07 pm.  I am...emotionally exhausted.

Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
20 July 2007 @ 04:48 pm
Elrond is being a little...odd.  I hope he hasn't contracted a virus, because that would be a real pain.  He just doesn't like it when I try to change between windows, and actually trying to get a page to load—you'd think I was martyring him. 
It's raining again, but since I love it when the rain beats so hard on the skylights, I'm good with it.  For the time being.  Not that rain will matter tomorrow, at least, not once the postman comes.  Don't want our Deathly Hallows...es getting soggy, but once they arrive I'm not going to be moving for at least six hours. 

David was telling us all sorts of stories yesterday, about leaked copies and reviews and angry, suing lawyers.  Myself, I can't see it.  We go through this whole malarkey every time a Harry Potter is published and it is beginning to pall.  (On the other hand, of course, it's rather cool that for once all this ridiculous fuss is being made, not over a celebrity or a film or an album, but over a book.)
Anyway, it doesn't take away from the fact that in eighteen hours or so I will be reading the last book...still a little conflicted about whether I want it to be over or not.  I wonder how the internet communities will survive; a lot of Lord of the Rings ones died the death after the excitement of the films faded.

I always intended to post a list of predictions, so that I would have a record and be able to see just how wrong I was, but I never really got round to it, so this is me rambling about what I think and/or hope will happen.  Anyone's guess is as good as mine, but in case people are very picky about spoilers and predictions, I'll use a cut =)

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: PotC
28 May 2007 @ 08:58 pm
Because AWE came out last week, and I finished my exams =) Random collection of piratey icons—all films, various characters. Have tried to post these twice already, so hopefully third time's the charm. *clouts stupid Elrond* Comment and credit if you're taking, por favor. It makes me happy!

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Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
26 May 2007 @ 01:42 pm
Last night I went to see At World's End with thewhiteowl ...I haven't recovered enough to assimilate it all properly, so this is going to be a very bewildered first-reactions type of post rather than any kind of reasonable review...spoilers in pretty much every line, I would say.
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: He's a Pirate
So, several months, two free screencapping programmes and a lot of modifications, I've finally finished (I think) this series of Dead Man's Chest icons.  I'm not too pleased with some of them but they've been sitting around for so long that I just wanted to post them and be done with it =) 
(Yes, they are completely Will/Elizabeth centred.  It's how things should be :) )

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Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: The Fray
27 January 2007 @ 01:22 pm
I made most of these Guinevere icons about six months ago, but didn't get the set quite finished before I went back to time-gobbling university, and never had a chance to post them until now.  Take at will—credit please, and comments are lovely =)


Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: Earth, Hans Zimmer
13 September 2006 @ 04:25 pm
A bit of PotC fanfiction that came from...somewhere, I have no idea where :) I don't have a Pirates beta-reader, so apologies for any foul grammar errors. Thanks to thewhiteowl for some very useful information (with sketches!) about sailing vessels. I want a better title, but this'll do for the time being.

Title: Recollection
Characters: Mostly Jack =)
Rating: PG, just to be on the safe side. Jack's language was only marginally better before he became a pirate ;)
Disclaimer: Jack Sparrow and any other people or things you may recognise belong to the mouse. I think.

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Current Mood: crankycranky
Current Music: Dido—Elrond's cd drive is fixed, yay!