oxfordtweed: (Ongoing - Sherlock)
Spotify, when I tell you to randomise my playlist, I do not mean that you should play item 1, then item 3, then item 2. Yes, that is technically random, but when there are 591 items on this playlist, you are allowed to mix it up a bit. :|

Hmmmm

Jan. 24th, 2012 04:02 am
oxfordtweed: (Jim - :[)
I'm tempted to do something vaguely ridiculous. I don't know, though. I'll sleep on it and see how stupid I still think it doesn't sound in the morning.
oxfordtweed: (facepalm - Harry)
Vocalise a sudden and rather startling realisation that your blind spot, as it were, to RDJ may have something to do with the fact that the man looks remarkably like your dad.

Yeah, she didn't much like that. It was kind of hilarious.



For the curious, I've never seen my dad clean-shaven in my life. I probably wouldn't know what to do if he ever got rid of the ridiculous goatee he wears. Last night, [personal profile] errantcomment was linking around interview videos RDJ had done, and in one, he had a similar sort of ridiculous goatee to the one my dad wears, and it was a serious woah moment. I didn't really know what do do then, either.
oxfordtweed: The TARDIS in the foreground on a helipad, over-looking the city of London (Dr Who - TARDIS)
I was sent to the mall today to fetch a backpack and some motorcycle goggles. This is not important, but merely the vehicle through which I realised several things today.

The first is that Hot Topic has got into Doctor Who. FINALLY. This made me oddly happy, because it now means I can get dorky t-shirts in person and don't have to worry about shipping charges. The one I got today has given me an idea for a blanket I may eventually want to make. We'll see.



The big thing that I realised is why you can't find any Iron Man gear out there. I tried six different shops all either specialising in nerdy things or which slightly cater to them, and the only place I found something even tangentially related to Iron Man was again Hot Topic. And what I found was a t-shirt that was sort of all-inclusive of Iron Man. And then, looking at all of the various shirts and hats and belt buckles and everything else that places like Hot Topic and Journeys sell, it hit me. Iron Man does not have a logo or an emblem that is definitively Iron Man. Cap and Superman have their shields, Batman has the bat, the Flash has the lightning bolt, Green Lantern has the ring. Spiderman, well, he's got the spider and the incidental association of a white/silver web on a red background. All your organisations have emblems: Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Justice League. Even Thor can be recognised by an outline of Mjolnir. I could go on, but I'm getting bored.

Anyway, what does Iron Man have? Well, he's got the arc reactor, which is paradoxically overly-detailed and still looks like nothing. Or, you've got his face. Which I don't really fancy face t-shirts. They bug me. You can also occasionally find shirts with Robert Downey Jr, but see the aversion to t-shirts with faces on.

The official reason you can't find this stuff is that he hasn't been in cinemas for a while. But when was the Flash in cinema? It's been a while for the Green Lantern as well, and let's face it. Superman and Batman can be out of cinema for a decade, and you'll still find their stuff. Iron Man's not marketable because he doesn't have a simple logo, and it drives me mental. I want an Iron Man t-shirt, damnit. D:



Mildly unrelated, but still amazingly nerdy, I finished reading Jekyll and Hyde today. I think it was with Cat the other day that I was talking about this, and the adaptation decay of this story was brought up. Which, the more I've been thinking about it, the more that's been bugging me. Near as I can tell, Hyde just spent most of his time out getting off with rentboys. Yes, he did do two pretty horrible things, but the first one he almost immediately compensated the family, and when he murdered the MP (after Jekyll had kept him locked inside for however many months, only to ensure that when he did go free, it was like a wild animal from a cage), Hyde's ever action turned to self-preservation. And yet, he's always painted as this serial slasher rapist god knows what.

Which really wasn't what the story was about at all. At the core of it, it's about how man needs the duality of character to survive. A person needs balance, or else who knows what might happen? I guess somewhere in the human psyche is the need to latch onto the truly awful in any situation and ignore the rest of it.

I did quite enjoy the series Moffat did, I must say. All the meta and the surprise!Gatiss cameo made the show quite brilliant, even if it did succumb to the same adaptation decay as all the rest.
oxfordtweed: (Bee Gees - Moriarty)
Nothing is new under the sun. Except for Sherlock, which continues to be amazing.

Other than that, I am not dead.
oxfordtweed: (Oh no not again - H2G2)
I like to read the announcements that sites like LJ and DW send out via email. I like to know what's going on with companies I give money to (although LJ is no longer one of them), and especially like to know how those companies are spending my money.

This past month's increase in income has allowed us to increase our server power, continue to restock the war chest, and invest in some infrastructure upgrades. (Plus, we bought [staff profile] mark a pizza while he was hacking on community import.)


They bought Mark a pizza. They just accounted for one of the most random $10 a company can spend. LJ barely lets you know what they're doing with the servers anymore, and DW has let us know that they bought Mark a pizza. I really hope to continue to see this level of honesty from DW. I have to say, I'm really starting to like it here.
oxfordtweed: (Sherlock - Hi...!)
But where did the entry about Sherlock being in Minsk and all the panicky comments on John's blog go? You know, this entry?

Never mind that it looks completely different. But why did the entries change? Weird.


Sherlock's site still looks unprofessional and weird as ever, though. No changes there.
oxfordtweed: (Poisson - Sherlock)
Plugged in the busted hard drive. Yep. Still busted. Feh.


Also, Kangaroo has a real funk to it. Warm, though.
oxfordtweed: (Martin Freeman - Chill)
First quarter moon with a spectacular corona tonight.

I don't so much mind winter as a season. In fact, it may even be my favourite time of year, provided I'm not made to freeze the whole time.

NOM

Jun. 1st, 2011 05:43 am
oxfordtweed: (More Sonic - Doctor Who)
Whichever one of you lovely people it was who suggested puréed pasta, I love you. I managed to get my hands on a small processor, and proper food, even if it's not in the right shape, is amazing.

NOM

May. 31st, 2011 04:01 pm
oxfordtweed: Shaun Riley super imposed over a blood spatter background, biting down on a phone (Nom - Shaun)
Tried that tuna sandwich I've been talking about. Well, two of them actually. It got where it shouldn't have, hurt pretty bad, and was a bit kind of ew from the lack of pickles, but damn, I was beyond caring. I don't think I've ever gone through a meal that quickly in my life. Not including pickles was a good idea though. I can't imagine how badly that would have hurt to get a chunk of that where it didn't belong.

Still, it was nice to eat something pseudo-solid again. So nice that I had me a little nap aftwerward.
oxfordtweed: (League of Gentlemen - E Chinnery)
Ryan asked if I was going to do laundry tonight, like I've been saying I would all week. I sad that I will if I can manage to stay awake for the duration and not wind up falling asleep randomly.

I think he realised how badly this whole thing is knocking me out, because he told me to forget about it. Not in that passive-aggressive way, but as in not to bother if I think I'll wind up leaving stuff down there. I'm not sleeping well, which is nothing new, but I'm not eating well on top of it, so I have no energy. I've taken to napping off and on all day.

I feel terrible because I'm so far behind on everything, and it's really not fair to ask him to do it since he works all day. Ugh. I cannot wait until this is over.
oxfordtweed: (Default)
Not doing laundry. It can wait until the morning, when it's not freezing outside.

Going to instead try to get the next bit of Sex is Boring up. I've been neglecting my WIPs in favour of [community profile] holmestice lately, but now that I'm done with that, I can get back into what I've been working on.

I'm fairly certain I've lost a few pounds this week. Should be good news, but isn't. Feh.


I may try like a burrito or something. That seems soft enough. IDK. I want proper food. D:
oxfordtweed: (Mycroft - Be the Government)
I'm getting to the point where a good distraction will keep me from noticing the pain in my mouth, so I guess that means that I'm slowly healing.

And it just so happens that I have a good distraction. Boxes and boxes and boxes of stuff that I don't need and have never even looked at since we moved in. Most of it's paper in nature, so it should be easy to throw away. Some of it is not paper, but utterly worthless, so I have no other real option to throw it away (why do I have two pairs of bike handlebars in my bedroom?). The occasional few are things that are useful and in good nick, but are just in the way.

The rest is clothing that the cats have torn up or pissed on, and will definitely be thrown away. D:

On the useful and in good nick front, anyone local in need of a cat tree? It's small but sturdy (supports my 15 pound beast of a cat, when he can be bothered to use it). Yours for $20 OBO. Come pick it up and it's yours. Otherwise I'm chucking it, because my cats don't use it and I don't have room for it in this tiny flat.

I can provide photos if required.
oxfordtweed: (Swans belong to Spock - Star Trek)
It's been a while since I did one of these. Pictures suck, because I don't have anywhere good to take them. Just some random things I made this year.

all crochet this time )

Oh yum

May. 26th, 2011 10:21 pm
oxfordtweed: Shaun Riley (from Shaun of the Dead) looking sad, with a speech bubble containing :( (Shaun - :()
Thanks to those who suggested a bit of mashed potato. I put some peas and a bit of gravy in, and for the first time all week, I actually feel like I've eaten something.

It still sort of bothers me a bit, but it's more filling than Jello.



In other news, I'm starting to hate my DVD player. Twice, I've burnt Fortysomething to DVD. My computer plays it in the right order, but my DVD player randomises it. WHY!? D:


I'm just going to chill here with my peas and mash and work on my Holmes afghan. It's slow-going because I'm using the wrong weight with the wrong size hook, which makes it just tangle up on itself half the time. Feh.

So

May. 21st, 2011 04:22 pm
oxfordtweed: (Small Children - Watson)
My mum just called to ask if I was ready for the Rapture (she seems to honestly believe this stuff sometimes, so I'm not sure if she was being serious, or taking the piss. It really could have gone either way).

She said that it was supposed to happen at 6:00pm, so I asked, "Six PM where?"

Naturally, she replied "Six PM our time."

I'm pretty sure everyone who believes this crap heard 'Six PM local time.' I told her that, and then pointed out that Australia is still doing fine.

She still held that it's 6:00pm PST.


I honestly don't know what to do about my mother. So I told her not to go anywhere, because she promised to help pay for my appointment on Tuesday.


Also, I bet those 2012 yobs are feeling stupid right now. When you're planning your apocalypse, best be sure that no-one else has scheduled an apocalypse before your date. Either theirs will fail and set bad precedent for yours, or it will succeed and void yours completely. Either way, you look like an ass.
oxfordtweed: (Not what it looks like - League of Gentl)
And I've finally worked out what to do for my Holmestice assignment.


After going over my person's request form, I think they'll like this idea very much. Now I just need to write the damn thing.
oxfordtweed: (Idea! - Martin Freeman)
I'm lying on the sofa, slightly cold and barely awake, and I wanted to ask Ryan if he'd go across the street for bagels and coffee.

I asked him, 'would you like some bagels?' Soon as I said it, I realised that something had misfired in my brain, and I left out a few words. So I corrected myself to, 'could you go get some?'

But not before he said yes to my first question. So now I basically asked if he'd like something, and then asked him to go get it himself. I don't think that's how that's meant to work.


In other news, I found the Granada 'verse on Netflix Instant View, and have been slowly going through that. Knowing that Watson's actor is going to change shortly is already making me sad, because I like this Watson. He's cheeky and talks back. If what I've heard about new!Watson is true, I may be quite sad when the actor changes.


Also, last night's Doctor Who. Funny, clever, and quite sad at the end. And a bit ironic, because just the other day in #BakerStreet, we were wondering how much of the TARDIS we'd ever get to see.



And Ryan just texted me. It's 8:30 in the morning, and Vons is out of bagels. How the hell does that happen? Bastards.

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