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Apr. 14th, 2009 | 04:16 pm
mood: boredbored

I thought it looked fun.

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Stolen from </a></b></a>bowieelfmanfan
Looks like I've got alot more movies to catch up on...
I probs wouldn't have scored so high on Ghibli if we didn't have a family friend who collects them. As for disney...well. I was an elitist kid. If it wasn't Disney I wasn't interested. *facepalm*
Whats the story with Song of the South anyway- I had it (still have it) on VHS- why did England think it was alright, but America seems like they want to bury it.
Lolz. It pissed my Mum off when my Nan brought it for me. Slavery all prettied up like that. Doesn't sit well with my mums side of the family...

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Apr. 11th, 2009 | 11:04 pm
mood: blankblank
music: So What, Pink

I'm In.

Come October, I'll be studying Design for Film and Television at Nottingham Trent University.

I'm a little concerned that I'm not more excitied.

See, I'm always dead-pan and serious. Very serious.
Like, if you saw me on the street, I'd be avoiding your gaze and trying to look busy. When I'm talking to you, I'll be blank faced as I listen.
If we were going to an amusement park, I'd be giddy inside, but totally still outside.

But you give me live videos of a band that I love that'd broken up 14 years ago, and I'll be swirling around and around on my chair like no-bodies business.

It's just my nature. I can't help it. I get stupidly excitied over the smallest thing, and then something huge and life altering comes my way and I'll smile and that'll be it.

I was thrilled on the day of my interview. Because I didn't go for an opening day, and was concerned my Top choice of Uni would be in a city like London where everything feels cold and uninviting (London has its moments, but you've gotta believe me that once you've got past its inital charm, you can see why it drives some people insane). But Notttingham is just lovely- coffee and noodle-houses excluded (Yuck).

Everyone I've spoken to about it seems more excited than I am. My Mum, my Grandparents, my Tutors- they don't get it.
It's not even going to hit me until I'm there, surrounded by boxes, 120 miles away from home, in my tiny room, surrounded by strangers, about to embark on the biggest move of my life so far.

Even writing that didn't invoke the slightest change in me.
Why am I so...blank?
It's what I want to do. I love the City. It's something that could potentially set my career off.

Shouldn't I be excitied?
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Why you sly nerd, you...

Apr. 3rd, 2009 | 09:56 pm
mood: amusedamused

Okay, so two very obvious references to things I adore in other things I adore, when it was staring me in the face the whole time.

One, which I only got just now.
Browsing Twitter, and Mc Lars was asking for us UK fans for songs to play whilst he's here. I WANTED to tweet True Player for Real but, I'm trying to dial down the crazy Weird Al fan in me (because you know, I'd still only be hearing a sampled section of accordion over and over again- and "DON'T TAZE ME BRO!"), and I tweeted Hey There Ophelia because it's my second favourite song on that album. But I started listening to "True player" again... and I had to back it up again-

"And I can give you 27 reasons why/ post-punk rhymes are just as fly!"...27. 2-7

I guess Lars wasn't kidding when he said he was a big fan...

And secondly, was watching UHF again last night but with commentary this time. Now I spotted the Kipper kids the first time round I watched it, but I didn't actually think it was them- I thought maybe it was like a reference to them like with the mirror scene in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. But glorious commentary reveals it was them- and then Al proclaimed Forbidden Zone was a "very cool, weird movie".
I had to squeal.

I just love linkage.

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Mar. 26th, 2009 | 01:06 am
music: UHF - Weird Al


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Geek Music

Mar. 21st, 2009 | 11:57 pm
mood: bitchybitchy

Music for Geeks.

Aside from Nerdcore, I think Geeks, Nerds and Dorks all listen to music that connects strongly to their choosen fandoms. Theme tunes and scores are obvious, which is why most female nerds I know all list Hans Zimmer (Jesus) and/or Danny Elfman (Satan) as some of their favourite musical artists.

Guy geeks all love John Williams ("Who has been parodying himself for the last two decades or so").

Oingo Boingo has a strong nerd/dork following for either the Elfman connection or the simple fact they sung about topics popular in nerd culture, and weren't afraid to be a little off the wall (Grey Matter, No Spill Blood, Wake up it's 1984, and more songs about being an outsider than you can shake a stick at).

Correct me if I'm wrong but using instruments that are more than a little odd seem to help the process along too.

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Mar. 20th, 2009 | 12:15 am

Get Weird
by =LauriLover86 on deviantART


You know when you've watched too many videos/ listened to too much of someone when their voice narrates everything your typing...Or am I just up too late.
Maybe its those painkillers I took for my back.
Either way, its time to get going.


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I'm not going to be an illustrator

Mar. 18th, 2009 | 11:33 pm
mood: awake
music: Slime Creatures From Outer Space - Weird Al

I came to this startling conclusion earlier this week.

I mean, I applied to Nottingham Trent with the crazy notion that I could maybe could go into Design for Tv and Film. They have some pretty awesome placements...Pinewood Studios (they filmed Phantom of the Opera there and The Wolfman) and of course the BBC. The idea was pretty flimsy because when I first started looking for courses, I was convinced I'd end up as a penniless Illustrator...I mean, I have nothing against them but the tutors that Luke has to put up with, I just can't be dealing with those guys. Pretentious Bastards.

I just don't have the disipline for it I guess. I'd have to be constantly looking for work, and I'd have to be supplanting it with a part time job.

I know that any Artist or Applied craftsman has to do that, but I want something more sturdy in my life.
Which is where DfTVF comes in. I LOVE movies. I love Art Direction. And I can be pretty nifty when it comes to designing spaces as well as people.

I had my interview last week and nothings official but I have a pretty good feeling it went well- better than I thought it'd go. Nottingham is a beautiful place- its so clean. And theres a FLIPPING GRAVEYARD across the road from "my" building! It's like it was built for me- apart from all the coffee joints. But I can let that slide, for the cute little park with a duck pond and all those birds...its so quaint and old and lovely. I fell in love with the place, and I was so totally flipping around inside because I was  all "I love this place- oh heck what if they don't like me? It's all quirky and the tram stops outside the entrance and into town- and they're playing Little Shop of Horrors right around the corner! Oh My God I'll die if I don't get in!"
In the end the guy loved me. So I had nothing to worry about.

Heres what did bug me.
The Building is NOT apart of the main Art Block. It's around the corner. It's still apart of the Art campus, but its a separate building.
It's called the "Waverly Building: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment".

Ah well, if this Architecture-type thing doesn't work out, I can always start wearing thicker glasses, start wearing Hawaiian shirts and start writing parody songs...


Pfft...I'm overboard on this Weird Al stuff.

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Please stop it with the adorable.

Mar. 18th, 2009 | 07:50 pm
mood: ditzyditzy

It's all a little too much. 9:04

I gotta get Straight Outta Lynwood now- I've had it downloaded from itunes for ages now, but I want the CD. That one moment is just so heartwarmingly sickeningly sweet I think it'll kill me if I don't.
I'm also regretting bumping The TV show from my christmas list for Johnny Dangerously.
It's a funny movie and I love Keaton, but I need more Al in my life.

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Mar. 17th, 2009 | 10:31 pm
mood: soresore

Okay, so That 90's show was an okay episode for one reason.

Oh my god I'm so overboard at this point. But this has happened before. I remember ages ago, when I first started dating Luke, I got super into Weird Al and Straight outta Lynwood- why? I guess I wanted to feel good about myself and I was still replaying The Cure over and over again. I think I associate Al with feeling good, and I'm really down when I don't have Dare to Be Stupid blaring at me right now.
I really miss him...I wish I knew when he was coming back from America so we can meet up and I can give him a big hug- and so we can start preparing our costumes for Aquabats/Mc Lars next month. I refuse to go as sock woman. :/ And I'm so buying a t-shirt of each band this time- and if World Inferno aren't there I may just achieve my goal of standing up all night this time.

Speaking of which, this is my favourite album right now. Mc Lars + Weird Al + Aquabats + Mc Frontalot + Hamlet =  RAINBOWS OF AWESOME!
Plus it's super catchy and waaaaayyy better than his last album, and I fricking love that album.

It's even more worth it to see my friends faces when I say "I'm listening to Rap", even if it is nerdcore (or "post-punk laptop rap").

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Mar. 16th, 2009 | 08:19 pm
mood: nostalgicnostalgic

It didn't really hit home until just now, but I really didn't think Americans cared about Comic Relief.
It's always been such a British heritage kind of thing, I've grown up all my life with it, through the good and the bad...but I didn't even consider anyone outside of the UK wearing the rednoses and doing daft things for money for Africa.
About a month ago on Twitter and on their blog, the Rifftrax guys mentioned doing something local (seeing as they're not TV stars anymore) and it just felt so odd them posting logos that I both fear and cherish in the form of red nose day...
Which now I'm older I can't particpate in it as much. Back in the day (the Early 90's of which I was a child) you'd pay a pound to wear the stupidist clothes you could find (for we DO all wear school uniforms over here), and then have someone sponsor you to spend all day on a bouncy castle in the school hall until your sides split open from all the excerise you'd normally bunk off in regular PE.
Then you'd rush home to watch stupid versions of Doctor Who and spend all night waiting for the final total...
It's not really the same anymore, because I'm older and more cynical- I had to leave the room early this year because I can't stand Take That and their pathetic reunion...I donated five quid and brought a nose (Would have given more, but I'm still without a Job) but it wasn't the same.

But it all came rushing back in one sweeping moment the moment I saw 5:27 on this video.
The first year I started watching Red Nose Day/ Comic Relief, Weird Al  himself raised money for it's American counter part.

I need to stop being so cynical and just appericate it for it is- a good cause. :)

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