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Aug. 1st, 2010

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Title: Now They Know How Many Holes it Takes to Fill the Albert Hall.
Rating: PG-13 for language
Pairing: Mostly Gen, bits of Nino/Ohno, implied Aiba/Jun and er. Unrequited Koki/Jin/Kame?
Summary: The Daily Star’s slowly going bankrupt, and really, attempting to put out multiple editions a day is more than Nino can handle. With a psychotic editor-in-chief, work-obsessed friends and idiot writers to deal with, it’s a wonder he doesn’t crack. All that often, anyway.
Prompt: Idol Rule #3724: Don't ask girls their cup size
Warnings: Crack of the highest proportions.
Notes: All mistakes are anamuan's (who yelled me into finishing). And gingifere deserves all the blame in the world for this.

Found my way upstairs and had a smoke. Somebody spoke, and I fell into a dream.Collapse )

May. 16th, 2010

planet's breaking down

Luckily Dave realised that the roads of London were not paved in gold, but chewing gum and dogshit.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/weekinreview/16fuller.html?ref=global-home

Wherein I witter on about the Thai crisisCollapse )

In (completely related) news, my new favourite curse is 'May you live in bewildering times.'

May. 1st, 2010

not the time to lose your voice

I got mugged by a kid, 13 or 14. In a way, it's nice to see new talent coming through.

I spend most of my time blathering on about music. This is absolutely undeniable. Seeing as I have a dissertation to write quite urgently, and the worst exam of my entire university career to revise for, I will now blather on some more. :D

Bands and songs that have made me happy in the last month:

a) The Last Shadow Puppets - Separate and Ever Deadly
http://www.box.net/shared/d6jmq6o9cd
This song is angry and vitriolic and has beautiful violins in the background. There is absolutely no reason why you should not be LISTENING TO IT RIGHT NOW. It is extremely annoying to realise that this band? Is Alex Turner's SIDE project. Making amazing music with this band is what he does in his spare time when he's not making equally fantastic music of a completely different sort with the Arctic Monkeys. Miles Kane of the Rascals is the co-frontman and is equally infuriating.

b) The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful
http://www.box.net/shared/82qlqsezak
I love this band and have loved them for years, now. I rediscover them every year just as I need to start studying because there is a quality in VV's voice that makes me melt and sigh. And yes, she makes studying bearable again. Thankfully, adamant refusal on VV's part has kept Kate sodding Moss from performing live with the band despite her constant whining about it to her boyfriend (the band's other member), and TAKING SINGING LESSONS.

c) Arctic Monkeys - Ritz to the Rubble.
http://www.box.net/shared/xbsf2xzjbo
My nickname is in this song and IT IS THE CLOSEST I WILL EVER GET TO HAVING A SONG ABOUT ME, SO FUCK OFF AND LET ME HAVE IT. Additionally! This song was written/recorded when the Monkeys were precociously young and ridiculously talented. They continue to be ridiculously talented (even if they've grown up a wee bit) and I would highly recommend seeing them live because they are fucking magnificent.

d) Quarashi - Tarfur
http://www.box.net/shared/y1ig2vncpo
Quarashi used to be a hip-hop band from Iceland. They broke up a while back but not before they were a prominent part of the Ozzfest, Woodstock '99 and made me a very happy teenager. I'm not uploading their most famous songs (Youtube Stick 'Em Up and Mr. Jinx. The latter is my favourite thing they've ever done) because I love Icelandic and I love the crazy pronunciations that make no sense. Fun Fact about them: Hossi, the band's lead rapper for a while had to have a liver transplant at the age of 24 because of excessive alcohol abuse. He then celebrated by getting absolutely plastered.

e) Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry - Some Enchanted Strangers in the Moonlight Sonata.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYjQStQqdIY
I cannot properly express my love for these two men. Suffice to say, they are two of the greatest comedic geniuses to ever escape the British Isles.

f) Seatbelts - Too Good Too Bad
http://www.box.net/shared/e87gqc9f9o
I am a giant sucker for anything even remotely jazzy and this is spectacularly jazzy, fun and all around awesome. The Seatbelts (if I am not very, very wrong and no, I cannot be bothered to wiki this) have pretty much only done music for the OST of Cowboy Bebop (which everyone should watch.) but didn't really have to do much more. I would recommend getting the entire album because seriously? This is truly fucking brilliant.

g) Suede - Killing of a Flash Boy
http://www.box.net/shared/rib3jo7n1s
Suede and Pulp epitomise sleaze rock for me, and this song is a perfect example of why. The song washes over you in the laziest way possible and sucks you in at the same time. I generally put the lights off and sit at my window while this song plays and seeing as it sounds even better with surround sound, you should MAKE THIS HAPPEN. They've done really fantastic other stuff, too: check out Lazy and Beautiful Ones (both off my favourite album by them: Coming Up)

Er. Right. Work. Meh.

Dec. 19th, 2008

some people run from trouble

Tell me nurse, would you like to hop into the oxygen tent for a little heavy breathing?

So er..

I bring Christmas music?Collapse )

Other than attempting to get into the holiday mood, the annual family reunion is currently going on in my house. Which means I've barricaded my door and am currently cowering under my bed to escape the force-feeding. Last night I had a nightmare of my grandmother zombie-walking towards me, holding food in both hands.

I also have marginally less work for the next three weeks. Which still means I have to do an essay when I'd rather go through every single book in my room.

Yes. Right. How're you, then?

Sep. 14th, 2008

some people run from trouble

Hiatus, of sorts.

Ahaha. Yeah. So Harris County, along with most of the Houston area has been declared a disaster zone. We're ok, but we have no power, water, or communications.

Er. I'm typing this in Austin. Where they have all, pfft. We're headed back to Houston, now-ish: debris in our garden, in our street etc. need to be cleared.

But yeah, should be back in London on Wednesday - the airport is flooded, too, and should be cleared (apparently) by Tuesday.

But, yes! I'm OK! Everyone is ok! We were away from the flood-prone areas and (only I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE TO SAY ONLY) two of our neighbours got flooded in.

Aug. 25th, 2008

some people run from trouble

You are just another thing that I have yet to fathom.

oh god, so today? was bad.Collapse )
but er.. I am incapable of emo-ing for more than fifteen minutes? I am all smiley again thanks to the amazingness that is fandom stupidity and Will Smith. No, seriously. so, here:

have delicious wank!

http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1175040.html

Aug. 9th, 2008

some people run from trouble

No, she's saying 'Chuck your boyfriend, have a sandwich.'

I have an unholy love for Simon Pegg.

BUT! THINGS!

music! for er.. one.Collapse )

I finished watching Gokusen 2, and at the end I tried to make sense of the story line. But mostly, I just flailed a lot.

And wrote Ryu/Hayato for Romi. So er. Where do I post this? I HATE BEING NEW TO FANDOMS OMG.Collapse )

AND! The No-Good Boy decided to be nice and buy me vintage Who! When I get back from 10 +++ hours of slaving away in IKEA (DOWEJIHRIO KIDS. HATE KIDS. SCREAMING SCUM.), I HAVE TOM BAKER! WHEEEE!

EDIT: MORE SINGAPORE SONGS: http://www.mediafire.com//?sharekey=7a7de2f444fd767995af63b7d44918aa674b555dafba47c7

Jul. 19th, 2008

some people run from trouble

Japanese variety shows on American TV = the best kind of entertainment!

emoness! OHNOESCollapse )

But!

Songs that've been stuck in my head for the last eleventy bazillion days:

Bump of Chicken - Joushaken

and!

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

Aaaaand the surefire way to chase away any blues:
1) Mecha Mecha Iketeru! I have no idea what they're saying, it looks like several people are getting hurt, and there're random performances by random people in what appear to be straightjackets. The best entertainment anyone needs. Oh! It's got karaoke!

2) Starbucks' Coffee flavoured icecream, with actual coffeebeans in it!

3) KAT-TUN. Stupid band.

4) Doctor Who series 4 downloading ridiculously fast. Possibly due to the fact that Catherine Tate's in it. I swear, her awesomeness transcends everything. Also, a part of me wants to see Lauren Cooper suddenly get sucked into the TARDIS. I mean, this was good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxB1gB6K-2A, but MOAR.

Jun. 8th, 2008

some people run from trouble

The first thing that hits you is a wave of heat.

...I'm in India.

This is upsetting.

It's so hot, my clothes are sticking to me.

Oh dear.

Also, the monsoon season started the day I landed.

It's raining.

I am generally wet, sweaty and annoyed.

Whoo.

May. 9th, 2008

some people run from trouble

Ded.

Done.

While I might have very, very few bad things to say about my degree, I am so glad that's over.

I think I might sleep for a week.


...Or y'know. Watch some *pnish*

The upsetting thing is, London weather has somehow decided to be the most perfect thing in the world and I'm too tired to go the park!



ALSO OMG I HAD FORGOTTEN HOW GOOD BUBBLE TEA WAS!!! THINGS TO MISS ABOUT ASIA: #3559

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