mariana: (Default)
And yet I must type something.

Fair warning: this post will be completely non-grammatically correct, utterly lacking in any sort of structure and quite possible punctuated by capital letters, overuse of bold and italics.

Spoilers for Supernatural 4x21 )

Aargh, how am I supposed to wait until next week? Or the week after that if some people are to be believed? Does anyone know whether it's showing next week or the week after? I don't want to check sites in case I get spoiled for the finale. I don't even know the title of the episode (though I have sneaking suspicions) and I'd really prefer to keep it that way.

If it is in two weeks then it's going to be crappy - my last exam is Saturday the 23rd, so I wouldn't really be able to watch it until Saturday afternoon, and you know it'll make my concentration completely awful.

If it's next week then I should have had time to calm down by the start of my first exam... hopefully.

So - Spn 4x22, 14th or the 21st?
mariana: (Default)
I was weak... very weak. My will power is non existent and I watched the SOON part, however, that said, not including that in this post - there may be another shorter one for that, but this is purely 4x20.

Spoilers )


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Spoilers: Further Notes on Castiel )


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icons!

Mar. 30th, 2009 09:21 pm
mariana: (Rough tough)
Dude, I made shiny new icons (Merlin, Supernatural - all seasons, and even a Criminal Minds icon ^_^) I may have got slightly carried away with the error message icons. But they're just so esay to make, and so much FUN!

I have loads more, but no paid account, so I shall post them on my other lj as soon as I've transferred them all from my laptop, because PRETTINESS!

I may be slightly hyper.

I love icons... don't you love icons. I need to find some decent Merlin caps so I can make some proper Merlin ones as well... not just error ones. Anyone direct me to some HQ caps?

Yes, I should be writing essays right now. :P
mariana: (wayward son)
... Awesomeness.

Spoilers Spn 4x17 )

AND I had no spoilers for this episode, which makes me blissfully happy.
mariana: (spoiler free)
Spoilers for 4x16 )
mariana: (Default)
Dude - Hiatus is over, and I got enough of my dissertation over with that I allowed myself to watch it. w00t!

Spoilers )

O-kay then.

My dissertation is coming along alright, although I've become a little bit stuck on one of the sections. I'm on 3517 words out of 8000 now... so I'm almost half way. I'm aiming for 4k before the end of the day. Then if I can manage 4k ish tomorrow (Never going to happen) then I can spend Monday and Tuesday on the Shakespeare Essay, Wednesday and Thursday proofreading dissertation and hitting my head against a large wall, and then Friday handing dissertation in and packing. Oh, and going to the library to get the books out for the three essays I need to write over Easter. Yay!

Home in a week. Aargh.

Also, my washing is taking up half of my room and I'm sitting at an angle to the desk, which is killing my back.

And... in conclusion, MEME - from [livejournal.com profile] kelene

handwriting meme

For those of you who don't want to be spoiled, I even added in a bi-ig space so you wouldn't be. Tags include - anyone who wants to do it.
mariana: (Morgana)
Dude, extension on [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin. w00t. Which means I have an extra week in which to do it... admittedly at the same time as writing my dissertation, but there's always something, right?

Also... there was something else I wanted to say, what was it? There's a sweepstake for premiere tickets to Watchmen in LA, but it's only available to US residents (mainland). I know that they're paying for airfares, and that International air fares would be extortionate (and there are probably millions of other reasons) but I am still put out about it.

I popped in to Waterstones today, I'm trying to get Anansi Boys with my gift card, but it's never in stock when I go in, but I have fallen in love with the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Comic section of our Waterstones. It's right at the back and it's all enclosed. I have actually spent over half an hour just staring at books in there before now. The reason I bring it up is that there's a 'we recommend' section on the comic book shelves dedicated to Watchmen tie in merchandise. They're selling the Complete Watchmen as part of the 3 for 2 as well, so it's not like they're selling it on its own (nor is it like with The Golden Compass where they rebranded the books to go with the film - which I am still angry about (I mean, if they can call Harry Potter Sorcerer's stone and Philosopher's stone, and other countries are allowed to have their own names for it, why couldn't the UK release be Northern Lights) I didn't actually see the film, I'll admit due to timing issues, but still... grrr. In fact, it's not really the renaming of the film that gets me, it's the renaming of the books.

Sorry [/rant].

So, yes, Watchmen merchandise, Watchmen film. I hope they pull it off (and if they screw up the ending I will be so angry.)

In more television based news: Supernatural is once again in the dreaded H word... and already there are multiple spoiler alerts all over the Internet. It seems like every day three more spoiler warnings come up. If it's like this now, what'll it be like by March 4th?

So far 0/3000 words on Essay two... I know, I know - I suck at this. But I'm planning on writing it all tonight in one huge flurry of erudite brilliance.

I know, I know, but I can dream, right? And as soon as this essay's done (and I've read Absalom, Absalom! for Friday, then I can relax for one day, then my parents come up, then I have the dual joy of [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin and dissertation... shortly followed by an easter holiday filled with writing three essays (and, incidentally, my 21st birthday) followed by revision, followed by exams...

I can relax in June... that sounds about right, doesn't it? June... it's only 4 months away...four months? Wow, time really does fly when you're trying to ignore deadlines.

Oooh... and other television news: Being Human (Sunday 9 o'clock BBC3, I think) is awesome. It's dark Supernatural/horror/comedy... with the accent on the dark for everything. It involves a werewolf with major self-esteem issues (Allons y, Alonso from Dr Who), a Vampire who's on the wagon and can't really separate sex from snacking and a ghost who obsessively makes cups of tea she can't drink, and they all live together. Wacky hijinks ensue (dark wacky hijinks. I cannot stress the dark enough, there's vampire porn, except vampires don't show up on film, so it's just a naked guy dying; and the werewolf has... control issues, and I won't even get into the ghost). The vampires are planning total world domination, the three housemates just want to try and be normal. I've had to i-player it, owing to us not having digital and all, but seriously, watch it if you can.
mariana: (Default)
Spoilers Supernatural 4x13 )

Thanks to everyone for incredible spoiler cuts. I had a hell of a time trying to watch it this week.

Eleven

Jan. 6th, 2009 11:10 am
mariana: (Default)
Okay, so it's the obligatory post about the new doctor. I'll cut it for casting spoilers (as if anyone anywhere in the world doesn't know this already). IT took me a while because I had to decide what I thought before I posted it. If I hadn't waited all you would have got was 'OMG I'm turning into my mother - he needs a haircut'

Now however: As the world and his wife know, the eleventh Dr is... )

After all that, I feel that I have to add a mention of another fandom just for balance:

Supernatural Season Four on ITV2!!! Admittedly, I don't have ITV2 in Durham, but I do here at home and the trailer is actually awesome. ITV two managed something right! Yay! I can't post anything about it here because I have people reading (Fred) who haven't seen Season 3 yet (grrr! I forgot to bring it back) but honestly. Best promo I have seen on British TV for ages... and I know I'm biased, but I'm not just saying that. It gives NOTHING away that you don't already know from S3, and it makes you want to know what's happening. I praise them mightily and I want to watch the beginning of S4 again.

(Oh, and Spn is back on air in just over a week... only 10 more sleeps till I can see it!)
mariana: (Default)
I cannot draw faces... I cannot colour faces, at least not so that they look like real people.

In case you hadn't already guessed this rant is all to do with my Merlin pic. Merlin's face is all WRONG! and it's his eyes' fault... I think they're wonky and I don't know how to fix them and the shading's wrong... and i think I'm going to erase his face and start again...

Grr.... I can't get onto Arthur until I've finished Merlin and I can't finish Merlin until I've done his face and I don't have time for this! I need to learn not to work in a linear fashion, but I can't help it!

Oh, and just a note, cut because it contains minor spoilers...

Spoilers for Spn 4x10 and the IT crowd 3x01 )

Oooh, new episode of Merlin in... less than three hours. Heh, I'm not obsessed I swear, just healthily interested.

Maybe there's a little obsession.
mariana: (Default)
Waiting for Spn 4.10. Lalalalalaaa

That and reading for my dissertation, which honestly I have to pat myself on the back for. No one else I know gets to read books on the origins of the Phoenix myth and Gormenghast and LotR for their degree.

Of course, the Phoenix myth is a lot more involved than I ever realised... however, this has now given me Merlin plotbunnies, who are bouncing around nipping at my ankles twitching their little noses and telepathically commanding me to write them.

I don't have time for this! Why do I only ever get inspiration when there are a million other things to do, or at 3 in the morning when I'm dead on my feet and can barely write straight?

So... I now have: 3 straight Merlin fics, My mega Merlin fic of plotty DOOM, A Supernatural/Merlin crossover, A Supernatural/Dr Who crossover to be written. A Supernatural fic that is written and needs serious polishing, a Merlin picture that needs colouring (because Merlin himself still isn't done and after I've finished him I need to colour Arthur and the background and I hate backgrounds) plus a Shakespeare essay and much much dissertation work. Oh, and reading for next week.


One of my fellow English students came into the lecture today, sat down and, before I even spoke, told me that she was having a crap day because her housemate blew a fuse the night before, made her come out to try and fix it, she fell off the chair she had to stand on to get to the fuse box and an airer fell on top of her. Somehow my amusement at the slapstick humour of the situation was not welcome... It didn't help that she's the type of person you cannot imagine ever falling over - ever.

I tried to convince her she would laugh about it in years to come, and she could write an epic novel about it, but she still felt that her housemate was evil and must die.


Oh, and in other news. It snowed. I was walking home and it started snowing! It's still November... and it's not even cold. I was seriously considering taking my coat off at the time. What is wrong with the weather?

One last thing: as soon as I watch this ep of Spn we're into hiatus! Meep.
mariana: (Angel)
Spoilers for Supernatural 4x07 )
mariana: (Dean-glowy)
Wispa bars are made of awesome. They are food of the Gods. Cadbury's brought forth the wispa bar and it was good. People rejoiced and celebrated. There was dancing in the streets. But then Cadbury's took the wispa bar away again and the shadows danced across the land, smothering the cheer and optimism of the nation. There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

But now the shadows have gone and the wispa bar is once again where it should be (in the shop across the street, and, incidentally, in my stomach) and all is right and good and rapturous in the world.

In case you hadn't realised. Wispas make me happy.

I have actually done work towards my dissertation today. I have pages of notes on the Hobbit and I have ideas. ZOMG!

Bad things (but not especially bad) our boiler is playing up. Some radiators are one sometimes, and others are off at the same time, and the timer system has no correlation whatsoever with what time the radiators actually come on. For example: the timer is set to 6-10 am and pm. My radiator (which is at 2 out of a possible 4) was boiling hot at 5.50 this morning when I woke up, but freezing cold at five to ten. It was also on at half twelve - again boiling hot, when Laura's radiator... which was on the same temperature as mine, was freezing cold. It is currently not on (15.12) and we're all very confused.

Also, the upstairs bathroom shower leaked, down the walls into the first floor landing/stairs. However, the nice maintenance man (John) came round this morning (he works weekends! He is wonderful!) and redid all the sealant, so it should be fine in a couple of hours... apparently the landlords can be efficient sometimes.

Now... because I haven't done this yet:

Supernatural! Spoilers! )

Basically - in summary - I want a Jensen Ackles. Please Santa, pretty please.

Finally, two less interesting and more weird things.

Nanowrimo. I have some names for characters - woo... I have a basic plot. I have an idea of what happens at the end (almost unheard of for me) and I have no sodding time to write it in... so I'll probably end up winning again. I am fully intending to wake up around 6.45 every morning to fit in some writing time before I'd usually be awake. It worked the first year I did it. Why not now?

Secondly... lastly... nthly... I signed up for a merlin/arthur secret santa... I am an idiot. I have no time. But I got my prompt on Thursday and I hav plot bunnies already. The only problem is that I have never written the pairing or the fandom before so it promises to be an interesting month (yes, it overlaps with Nano... yes I have a dissertation, three formative essays, two summative essays and a lorry full of reading to do; no, I don't have any idea how I'm going to fit it all in. I'm probaby going to have a nervous breakdown around November 12th. Yes, I am an idiot.)

Let the mayhem begin.
mariana: (Sammy)
Okay, there is a new winner in the best episode of Supernatural ever award. In fact, there might be a new winner in the best episode of any tv show EVER award.

Spn 4x03 = the most brilliant thing ever

I was squealing with delight from less than a minute in.

Those of you who don't care about spoilers, or who have seen it. Journey behind the cut.

I need to watch it again... now )
mariana: (Dean-glowy)
Packing is so much more difficult when you're juggling it with watching Supernatural. I have however, cleared all my packed bags out of my room so they will not distract me while I watch it. However, my brother just took his headphones back so I'll be stuck watching it with the ones that you have to hold in a very specific way in order for them to work.

I need new headphones, but I go through them so quickly. They barely last a year with me because my fingers fiddle with the cable and I end up breaking them. Woe... woe

I'm mostly packed, apart from bedding... and a pair of shoes I can't find. Hmm. I've looked everywhere for them, and for my icelandic necklace and neither seems to be turning up. *sigh*

I need new shoes as well, all three pairs I own are falling apart.

As are my jeans

and most of my socks.

I hate shopping... but there's no time to do any now so :P HA! I'll just have to wait until Christmas, or shop in Durham... or walk around naked.

I'll see how it goes.

This time tomorrow I'll be back in Durham. I don't know if I want to go back now... :(

It's my final year and I'll admit to being a lot little bit bloody terrified about it. I have to decide what I want to do with my life!

Grrr

Sep. 20th, 2008 10:21 pm
mariana: (Slytherin)
I made icons... lots of icons. Pretty new icons (although I is once again righteously annoyed that my laptop shows colours lighter than my desktop, so everything looks darker now... grr)

However, question - how soon is too soon to start using spoilerific icons for spn?

If I avoid using them here (where most people have not seen episode 4x01 (which is the MOTHER of all episodes of Supernatural EVER and all must BOW BEFORE its brilliance))

Can I post them under a cut on my writing journal?

I have a few new icons I made that aren't spoilerifical, and I've put some of them in. But there are some that I long to use because they're so pretty...

*sigh*

Until then... I shall use a new shiny HP icon and wait impatiently for 4x02 so I can make more icons and woe over them too.

(Oooh - watched Merlin on the Beeb tonight. T'was entertaining, but not something I'll get hooked on - I don't think anyway. It's an enjoyable 45mins on a Saturday night)

(Also... I've finally stopped worrying so much about getting spoiled for spn... well, mostly, and spoilers for Dr Who have started up... damn!)

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