Ramblings of a Misguided Squirrel

~Musings on Life from a Squirrel and her resident Umpa Lumpa~

100 Greatest TV Episodes: The Cold Open (s1 ep2)

Originally posted on failed critics:

studio 60 matt albieTime flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The show The West Wing could have been. Aaron Sorkin’s 2006 offering, set behind the scenes of a live TV comedy sketch show (so, SNL basically) was cancelled after a single season. The blame for its demise can be placed on the debut of similar in subject matter only 30 Rock the same year, the expense of such an enormous production, or just the fact that it wasn’t good enough. Indeed, there is much criticism on the internet. It took the haters five years to move on (and only then because Sorkin incurred fresh wrath by making Newsroom). Nonetheless, I’m a big fan of those 22 episodes of television.

My tastes are perhaps a little niche. But any show willing to ditch the three main characters and dedicate an entire episode to reuniting Allison Janney and Timothy Busfield…

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Tea before Boys (although strictly speaking the other way round ….)

I told you I’d be back!

And here I am.

 

So,  first things first,  le boy incident!

 

Well, twas a fairly light and moderately rainy Saturday morning …..

And a group of intrepid explorers were about to set off on their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition.

It would be a gruelling trek across the Yorkshire Dales, containing absolutely. no. singing. (At all. That is completely what happened. Nope. Zero singing. Nu-uh. There were no Queen, Disney and Road to EL Dorado repeats. Stop asking questions!)

And camping. There was to be camping.

 

Anyway, when we had walked a ridiculous distance and reached the campsite and set up camp and cooked and all that palaver, all five of us piled into three-man tent to play cards and stuff. Also Truth or Truth (which is identical to Truth or Dare, except with no dares. I think you get the picture). Well, it transpired that one of the boys had a crush on me. The phrase ‘is there any point me asking you out?’ was used. To which the answer was, no, not really, you’re not my type.

 

So there you have it dear readers! There was a short boy thing that happened! And before you ask, we’re cool now.

 

So yeah!

 

 

I’m going to the fair with some friends tomorrow, then off to see my cousin’s concert Sunday night! So busy weekend, but BAnk Holiday Monday and I get to see my cousins, so yay.

 

Also so. much. WORK! Right now! I have pretty much zero free time any more! This is seriously affecting my lunchtime=emergency-homework-for-next-lesson-time-strategy!

 

OH and me and my cousin have started writing letters to each other because who doesn’t love getting things in the post? It’s great!

 

Also I spent about 45 minutes earlier trying to make a cup of tea properly, as opposed to the teabag-mug way. (This is England. We take our tea seriously. I fully expect to start a few arguments with this post).

So first – leaf tea. Yes. You heard me.

A family blend of leaf tea.

(It is not nearly as posh as it sounds – it basically consists of buying a bag of Earl Grey leaf tea and a bag of Yorkshire Gold leaf tea and pouring them both into a leaf-tea-tin because the bag sizes mean the proportions are right)

 

Anyway, so then the leaf tea goes in a tea-pot and you boil a kettle-full of water. Then the bit everyone can agree on – add the water to the tea. Leave it for a while (during which time I spent scouring the house for a cup, not a mug, and saucer which were packed away in the most obscure place!) then pour it through a tea-strainer (another 15 minutes trying to find that) into the mug. Milk after. Stir with a spoon, then drink.

 

So there you have it – leaf-tea in a cup, milk in 2nd, no sugar.

What about you? Since tea is something of a touchy subject around here, please keep the violence to a minimum?

 

You may be wondering why the sudden tea stuff, and well.

You remember my …issue … with finding it impossible to not put Good Omens in my English? Well, it’s kind of … a little … turned into … well …..

 

So my English might end up being a dissertation on tea ……. Featuring Crowley and Aziraphale. Oops.

 

Speaking of, more songs for Eleanor! (Looks like that’ll be a regular thing … both oops and sorry!)

 

I found it on YouTube! I mean it’s a 10/Rose vid which makes me cry anyway, and the song and I love it and just A/C and yeah you made me cry again so well done you.

(Terminal Star by Karine Polwart)

 

Also this gave me feels because of A/C, but also because of Destiel and Cas and general utter, utter misery caused by my favourite ships.

(Rosi Golan – Hazy)

 

And then there’s this which just made me die of tears and misery and oh. Just oh.

oh. oh. oh.

The pain. and lack of words. I am made of tears now.

(Keaton Henson – You)

 

If you must wait,
Wait for them here in my arms as I shake
If you must weep,
Do it right here in my bed as I sleep
If you must mourn, my love
Mourn with the moon and the stars up above
If you must mourn,
Don’t do it alone

If you must leave,
Leave as though fire burns under your feet
If you must speak,
Speak every word as though it were unique
If you must die, sweetheart
Die knowing your life was my life’s best part
And if you must die,
Remember your life

You are
You are
Oh, you are
You are
Oh

If you must fight,
Fight with yourself and your thoughts in the night
If you must work,
Work to leave some part of you on this earth
If you must live, darling one,

Just live
Just live
Just live

Well, if you haven’t all dissolved already, apologies.

Midsummer Night’s Dream rehearsals are going well, life continues as normal, if ridiculously more hectic than is usual, and my GCSEs (mostly mocks, thank god) are coming up soon!

Actual Science GCSEs on 16th of June though …..

Wish me luck!

If I can get my hands on a laptop and am not too caught up in the fair and everything, I’ll see you tomorrow!

If not, Monday.

Promise ;)

Bye!

Beth

xx

 

 

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Will you look at that. Fandoms ruin my life, AGAIN!

Well hey there.

 

I dedicate this post to Eleanor, since she is the reason for it happening in the first place and it’s really pretty much solely directed at her.

 

But regardless, I’m (kinda) back!

From the depths of my recently re-instated Good Omens obsession.

 

So, back story!

GO has always been one of my favourite books, and fairly recently I leant it to the aforementioned Eleanor to read (before re-reading it myself, because really? Knowing the book? Who wouldn’t?) and since she loved it and I had rediscovered it’s magnificence, there has been somewhat of a downward spiral of discussion and fangirling going on – my endless apologies to the rest of my friends, particularly Elly, who has really no idea what’s going on.

 

Now, Good Omens synopsis time!

So, from the back of the book:

 

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday in fact. Just after tea …

 

So anyway it is this incredible book about a variety of things that is actually really hard to describe when you try, but stars, among others, Aziraphale (An Angel, or Principality) and Crowley (an Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards). They are amazing. (And lend themselves brilliantly to Supernatural crossovers …. but anyway). ‘Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions:

  1. that he was English,
  2. that he was intelligent, and
  3. that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.’

Crowley, on the other hand, well. ‘Crowley had dark hair, and good cheekbones, and he was wearing snakeskin shoes, or at least presumably he was wearing shoes, and he could do really weird things with his tongue. And, whenever he forgot himself, he had a tendency to hiss.

He also didn’t blink much.’

Well regardless, they are fabulous and impossible not to ship, especially since they constantly refer to each other as ‘dear’ and ‘angel’ respectively.

And it’s written by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett, both of whom are amazing authors.

And it is just one of my all time favourite books, and I’m currently trying incredibly hard (and failing) to keep it out of my English assessment. It really isn’t helping that we’re currently studying ‘Heaven, Hell and Purgatory’ in R.E. The amount of Supernatural and Good Omens I am having to push out of my head!

Well the point of this post was to send these three pieces of music that just constantly remind me of Crowley and Aziraphale (I mean there are others. SO. MANY. OTHERS. But these three matched the mood at the time.) to Eleanor. So, without further ado, the first of our pieces (with a quote! From their very last appearance in the book.):

They went to the Ritz again […]. And, […] for the first time ever, a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.

Lyrics:

That certain night, the night we met 
There was magic abroad in the air 
There were angels dining at the Ritz 
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square 

 

D’awwww!

 

Also then there was this, which applies to them as a unit really, not so much one to the other and kind of made me sad and happy at the same time (E-nor: cos of the Purgatory thing? HOW LONG MUST I BE HUNG UP ON THAT?!)

This is also Supernatural applicable, which makes it doubly sad.

 

And then there’s this, and I’m not sure where it fits except that it popped into my head whilst I was finding these and I couldn’t take it out, so if anybody can rationalise it, I owe them!

 

Well I think that’s it for now.

 

So there you are Eleanor! Supernatural/Good Omens feels and random perfection.

 

If I find more, you can have them.

 

For everyone else, I would 100% recommend this beyond-belief book.

 

Although your life will be ruined.

 

Apparently there’s a copy in the Vatican Library. It’d be nice to think so.

 

It is incredibly dear to me, and I do treasure the increasing beat-up-ness of my copy.

 

Although Arizaphale is forcing me to say ‘dear’ near-constantly.

 

And I am turning into an eclectic mix of Aziraphale and Crowley.

 

But hey – ineffable, eh?

 

 

 

Well then. In the style of Crowley, Flash Bastard and Serpent of Eden,

 

Ciao.

 

 

 

 

P.S. A boy asked me out. I said no. More details next time?

 

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A Couple of Videos and Meaningless Ramblings – The Title of My Autobiography

I am tempted to just start posting things that I want to say to various people straight up on Tumblr without any dedication or explanation and see if anyone guesses. Hey, it might make me feel better.

 

Also a random person reblogged my last post for no apparent reason. Bruno1011, if you’re reading, hello!

 

The Musketeers tonight! Tres excited (see what I did there? Hehe I really need to stop laughing at my own jokes) – if you are not watching it WHY? Also start. NOW.

 

So. Much. Homework.

 

Last day of half-term! BUT only a six week term so yay! Not too long until Easter and Strasbourg trip and sleep! Yay! I really shouldn’t be this tired coming out of a half term holiday. I should definitely sleep more ……

 

The President of the United States of America ladies and gentlemen:

 

The Sochi Winter Olympics are over! Ah, they shall be forever remembered as the gayest Olympics of our time (because seriously the Romans were literally wrestling naked so I think they win overall).

 

Has anyone seen the trailer for the Postman Pat film?!? Oh my god.

 

Musketeers is on now so I shall have to leave you.

Adios amigos and indeed,

Bonsoir.

 

DFTBA,

Beth

 

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There were news and apologies, and then Tom Hiddleston hijacked my post

I vanished again! So sorry – it’s been what? Two weeks? Seems like all I do now is apologise for forgetting :D

You have my express permission to spam my comments viciously next time I leave – that’ll probably remind me.

What news, what news ….. oh yes!

I got a part in Midsummer Nights Dream! I shall be playing Oberon, King of the Fairies. (hehehe)

So basically I get to have minions. This makes me happy.

Oh! And I found this:

!Is Hell exothermic or endothermic

Also I feel very proud because I found some Ghostfacers Easter Eggs on my Supernatural DVDs (not that they were that hidden …. shut up, I’ve never found Easter Eggs before!)

Speaking of which, has anyone ever gone to the Vogue website and pressed the ‘up up down down left right left right’ arrow keys and then typed ‘b a’ and kept pressing a? I don’t know who the hell discovered it (and how? I mean seriously what) but the person who made it is AWESOME.

Also I found a thing on Tumblr that made me fall off my chair twice ……..

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It is impossible not to love Tom Hiddleston. I mean LOOK:

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Okay I simply cannot take anymore of his amazingness.

 

Enjoy my friends!

Since it’s half term and I FINALLY have my laptop back, there should  be a less …scattered … post tommorrow.

Till then,

in the finest British traditions,

TH gif spam 9

 

 

Goodbye.

 

Beth

xxx

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I made a list

Hello!

Sorry for dropping out on you, but I STILL haven’t got my laptop back (how much longer will this torture go on?) so have ‘borrowed’ mum’s without telling her.

I have news!

1) It’s my sister’s birthday today! She is 11 so Happy Birthday to her

2) WE FINALLY SOLD THE HOUSE! So I am officially moving! We have to move be Easter so that’s going to be hectic so sorry if there is a minimum of posting! (I am not sure how I feel about this …)

3) But since we’re moving house, more money so I get a new (functional) laptop! Yay!

4) Also getting a new phone. Possibly Sunday, possibly next week – I DON’T KNOW! But I am so happy because I have an iPhone 3 which is endlessly annoying.

5) So we’re going to York tomorrow to get my sister’s birthday presents and stuff so that’ll be fun.

6) I am currently lying in front of the Aga on a laptop absolutely exhausted and my brain is in hibernation so I don’t know what’s going on with this list

7) I auditioned for the role of Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream earlier this evening and I have never done anything remotely act-y in my life so wish me luck!

8) God, I’m tired!

9) Johnny Depp has never won an Oscar. What?! (Also Alex Kingston IS 51! And it’s pronounced GAY-tiss! Who knew?)

10) I am having a big sleepover in February half-term which I am very excited about which is going to include me introducing my friends to The Road to El Dorado and The Emperor’s New Groove (which they have never seen. Travesty!) and also mattress surfing and general bidding my house farewell and also my cousin is coming to stay which I am VERY excited about!

 

That was a list….

Too tired to round this off, so you will just get

goodbye.

 

DFTBA,

Beth

xxx

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Books, a little Tumblr and tea ….

Before you ask, yes, I will get round to doing part 2 of the Empty Hearse thing and a general overview of the whole of Sherlock thus far.

But for today …..

 THE A-Z OF BOOK STUFF!

 

AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM:

Terry Pratchett. He’s written a lot of books okay and I have read nearly all of them!

BEST SEQUEL EVER:

 DON’T MAKE ME DO THIS!

CURRENTLY READING:

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING: 

Tea

E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK?

Physical book, but I like e-readers too

FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL:

AL OF THEM (hehe)

GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE:

Larklight Series (thanks George)

HIDDEN GEM BOOK:

It has been brought to my attention that not everyone in the universe has read Good OMens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gamien so does that count? (Go read it. NOW.)

IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE:

Learning to read, discovering my very first Terry Pratchett book (seriously, those books are so much a part of my personality its weird)

JUST FINISHED:

Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater

KINDS OF BOOKS YOU (GENERALLY) WON’T READ:

Non-fiction. Other than that, I read pretty much anything.

LONGEST BOOK YOU’VE READ:

Umm maybe most of War and Peace? I don’t know!

MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF:

oooh, well The Fault In Our Stars  obviously, Home by Nicola Davies, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey, basically any book with an unwritten sequel. OH and of course The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne because who the hell DOESN’T have a book hangover after that?

NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN:

Umm maybe 2 I think but they are all double-stacked and lying down on top and in piles all over my floor so I should probably get some more bookcases ….

ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES:

One book? Hmmm … Pride and Prejudice (skipping the bit in the middle where nothing much happens – shh!)

PREFERRED PLACE TO READ:

Blanket fort!

QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU/GIVES YOU ALL THE FEELS FROM A BOOK YOU’VE READ:

 This isn’t my favourite, but it was the first one I could think of off the top of my head:-

(Also this, which is neither inspirational or sad, just Order of the Phoenix reminded me -

“Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?”
“Yes.”
“You called her a liar?”
“Yes.”
“You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?”
“Yes.”
“Have a biscuit, Potter.” )

READING REGRET:

Not starting reading Harry Potter sooner

SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH (ALL BOOKS ARE OUT IN SERIES):

The Divergent series (I’m in the middle okay!)

THREE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS:

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (The increasingly inaccurately named trilogy in five parts) by Douglas Adams

The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

UNAPOLOGETIC FANGIRL FOR:

Any Terry Pratchett book, Good Omens, Hitchhikers, LOTR, basically anything I love :D I don’t tend to apologise for my fangirling.

VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS:

The next/last Heroes of Olympus book by Rick Riordan

WORST BOOKISH HABIT:

Using books as bookmarks for other books. I once accidentally made a 6-book-high tower of books I was reading by using them all as bookmarks for each other.

X MARKS THE SPOT: START AT THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK:

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE:

More Than This by Patrick Ness

ZZZ-SNATCHER BOOK (LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY LATE):

More Than This by Patrick Ness (I bought it and finished it in one day – well two since it was 3 am of the next day by the time I’d finished)

 

 

So in other news a random guy came to the door I had to go do the  thing where I smush my face up to the window in the room next to the front door to try and see who it is and I have no idea who it is and they didn’t come in a car or I can’t see one and I’m home alone so I’m a little freaked out ……..

UPDATE: I have retreated to the kitchen and am making no noise and pretending I don’t exist in the hope that he will take the hint and go away.

UPDATE #2: I just went to check. He’s still there. What do I do?!?

UPDATE #3: So he has gone. The mysterious man at the door has gone. I guess we will never know what he wanted or where he went …..

 

Also I was scrolling through Tumblr all casual and drinking tea out of my Doctor Who mug and I saw this:

ebonrune:

chocolatepearls:

mortenavida:

thesestoriesaretrue:

purpledurp:

When people think the only fandoms that exist on Tumblr are Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Supernatural

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 #they’re kind of like the big three greek gods of tumblr though#sherlock is zeus because sherlock’s a pretentious bastard most of the time #doctor who is poseidon because THERE IS NOTHING BUT TEARS #and supernatural is hades because you’re literally in hell half the time

What does that make The Avengers?

The adopted one.

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(Source: gideongleeful)

 

And I got to the end and I LITERALLY SPAT TEA ALL OVER MY LAPTOP and now half the keys aren’t working and the worst part is this isn’t even the first time this has happened.

 

Hmm, well I think that’s it for today! I keep re-watching Monty Python and Morecambe and Wise sketches, so tomorrow will be a general comedy fest for you all :D

See you then!

 

DFTBA,

Beth

xxx

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Supernatural Episodes are all evil. All of them. ALL OF THEM.

Just a quick note to say I FINALLY got around to watching the latest Supernatural episode Sharp Teeth and bacially

THE FEEEEEEEELLSSSSS!

And Garth!

‘someone’s gotta be around to tell this story, and who better than you?’

Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

Byee!

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I got tagged! (I was here all along, but in-vis-i-ble …….)

*slides in awkwardly* hey … guys …

Shh let’s just pretend I never vanished okay? Okay good.

Hello! Hello my friends and bloggers and assorted random internet people!

I got tagged!

George has kindly awarded me the Liebster Award so thanks George!

*announcer’s cough*

Here be the rules!

The recipitant of this award must:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2.  Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3.  Nominate 10 of your favourite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination.
4.  Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Well, it seems I have a to-do list.

Let’s see … George’s questions …

1. Who is your favourite fictional character?

Hmmm … goddammit always with the difficult ones! Right let’s see …… Nope, can’t do it. THERE ARE TOO MANY! Like there’s the book-list of favourite characters and then there’s the film-list of favourite characters and don’t even ASK about the tv-list! And then you’ve got the books that were made into films or TV shows and just what. So no. Thanks George, but I’ll be weaselling  out of this question.

2. Have you ever been in a relationship?

Yes. There were two. We don’t talk about it.

3. What is your favourite food?

I have decided I am officially bad at questions that involve favourites! I want to say fish-fingers and custard and I also want to say chocolate and macaroni cheese and spaghetti and creme caramel and pork-and-apple pie and jammy dodgers and do drinks count? and chicken burgers and apples and fajitas and pitta bread and picnics and digestive biscuits and this soup that my granddad made once and ! That’s basically just off the top of my head and I have made myself hungry now. So that was clever. Does that answer your question?

4. Who are you most like from harry potter?

Ooooh! I know! I will take a quiz! (I always screw up these quizes by guessing which answers will get which character and answering accordingly as oppossed to actually … you know … answering them.)

I kept confusing the quiz by answering for effectively a different person on every question :D

So this is probably not very accurate ……

The results are in!

I am most like *drum roll please* ……..

you are harry

Oy! I’ll have you know that I do very well in school! And I doubt ‘grounded’ is how most people would describe me ….. Thoughts?

5. What is your favourite film?

Dammit George (I’m a doctor not a missile engineer!)! We talked about the favourites questions! (well, I typed and you might have read …..)

Anyway! I don’t have one, there is simply far too much amazing filmography in the world to choose! Instead, I will tell you the last film I watched. The last film I watched was …… The Emporer’s New Groove (don’t judge me. It is the story of what would happen if Tony Stark got turned into a llama. I was ill. I can watch whatever I want when I’m ill.)

6. Have you ever read Lord of the Rings?

Have I ever read Lord of the Rings. Is that even a question? OF COURSE I’ve read Lord of the Rings, it is one of my all-time favourite book/film trilogies! That reminds me … I should read them again …

7. Have you ever read night circus? (if no READ IT NOW)

NO! But okay I’m going I’m going …….

8. Where would you most like to go?

Right now? I don’t know I am recovering from illness. But on a normal day? Probably back-packing around Europe. I do love Europe. I don’t know why, it’s just like … it’s so close but so different at the same time and there are so many different parts of it and it ranges from the freezing cold Arctic Circle ness to the sun-burn-in-three-seconds-flat (damn my pale skin) ness of the Mediterranean and I don’t know I just love it. But I’d also like to take the Trans-Siberian Express across Russia and down to Malaysia and Singapore and visit Australia and work in AMerica for a while and see Peru and Africa and Kenya and Madagascar and wow, I am never going to get enough money to do all that. Well, a girl can dream :D

9. What colour is your blogging tool? (laptop/phone/ipod etc)

Well right now I am blogging on the laptop I stole from my sister’s room (Which by the way is slow as hell and keeps MALFUNCTIONING AND CLOSING ALL MY TABS and if any of you tell her about this I WILL KILL YOU) because I got my laptop confiscated (and yes stealing this one required a little breaking-and-entering into the locked thing my sister keeps most of her useful stuff in – so inconsiderate – but the lock is rubbish and who needs the key when you’ve got a pair of 3D-glasses that work just as well?) and my sister’s laptop is kinda black and grey, but MY laptop, which is way better anyway, is red, which happens to be my favourite colour (that’s one favourites question I can answer). Wow, hella long sentence and much overuse of brackets there. Oops.

10. Why did you start a blog?

Why did I start a blog …. *flashbacks*

Let’s just say I had vaguely attempted blogging a few times over the years before, which usually resulted in one post (if that) before I gave up, but Elly and Taby got WordPress and demanded asked me to join it, so I did and here we are.

 

Well, those were the questions! And now for the nomminations!

And the nominees are ….:

Taby (but not Elly because she is a poo-face with far too many followers for her own ego, and also too many for this award (love you really ;)))

Hannah (what can I say? IRL friends always get nomminations because they would beat me up if they didn’t :D)

George (because I am totally allowed to nominate back okay? okay? DOBBY IS A FREE ELF!)

Lilith (one of my blogging buddys who I haven’t talked to in a while (which might have something to do with how I vanished from the blog-o-sphere …. shh!) and who has an awesome blog!)

LittleMissNerdyBookworm (who has an incredibly awesome and nerdy blog and who I feel like I have followed forever)

FloodedRoses (who has left the blog-o-sphere for now because she is too popular and has decided to set up a new blog and start from scratch again so good luck!)

The Mostly Confused Teenager (because their about page made me laugh)

 Mia (because she always makes me laugh and feel better about myself)

Attempting Reality (kind of inspiring and funny and basically where most of my book recommendations come from as well as George)

GirlWithTheSilverLocket (one of my follow forever and evers and one of the first bloggers I actually talked to instead of reading, liking and hiding :D)

 

Whew! So that’s ten!

And now the questions you lucky luck victims nominees must answer on pain of pain! dun dun duuuun! (Self-high five for Princess Bride reference):

  1. Have you seen the Princess Bride (and do you get that reference? You get let off if you used a SPN gif to answer this. You rock.) and if not GO! Now!
  2. Why the hell do you people read my blog? It is literally just me sitting at a (stolen) laptop in my pajamas typing words as they come into my head? (Am I allowed that as a question? Yes no yes no too bad it’s a question)
  3. What is the thing that annoys you most about blogging?
  4. What do you like most about blogging?
  5. Your family. Tell me about them. *creepy stalker face* NO.
  6. What. Is your favourite. Colour. (Another self-five for the Monty Python reference that only works if you read it in the accent. Which reminds me …)
  7. Monty Python. Yay, nay, or what-the-hell-are-you-talking-about?
  8. Cooking! Do you cook or bake or whatever, do you like cooking and how much cooking do you do per week?
  9. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and how do you take it?
  10. Word Association! Potato.

Enjoy my friends!

 

And in other news …….

Illegal watching of the latest Supernatural episodes is going well, I am ill and off school (well, I was ill, off school and throwing up yesterday, and today I feel fine but apparently my mother thinks I should stay home because she turned all my alarms off and didn’t bother to wake me. And by fine I mean better. Not completely fine, but better.), and am addicted to the Welcome to Night Vale pdcast (I don’t think I told you all about that) which reached a height of actually running around the house screeching with my headphones in at the 1 year anniversary episode.

Sherlock is back on hiatus which featured my re-writing the whole of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence to start with ‘hello hiatus my old friend’. Shut up. I was bored and emotional.

PEOPLE KEEP READING MY BLOG WHEN I FORGET TO POST AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAPPENS!.

You all have official permission to spam my comments with increasingly hostile threats and demands if I vanish again.

I did a bet with two of my friends featuring me having a different hairstyle every day for a week and one of them dying her hair green. It. Was. Toture.

I don’t know if I told you, but I got the Supernatural seasons 1-8 boxset for christmas and THE GAG REELS!! Also the Ghostfacers web series that is possibly creepier than actual Supernatural. Three guesses for what I did yesterday!

WordPress is telling me that someone googled ‘how to tell someone they are a fat lazy bitch nicely’ and got to my blog. We draw no conclusions.

 

Well, school is hectic as always, life is increasingly complicated and 2 of my favourite TV shows are on hiatus while 1 of them is only on telly in America.

Oh, and I keep majorly weirding my friends out by quoting and/or referncing Night Vale. They don’t understand. They tend to freak out. It’s a common problem.

Well, I should get back to being ill and maybe marathoning LOTR …..

 

Friends, bloggers, countrymen,

I hope you are all in good health,

and bid you,

Adieu.

 

DFTBA,

Beth

xxx

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Sherlock: The Empty Hearse part 1 (sorry. I am so, so sorry)

EDIT: so this didn’t post when I wanted it too.

It was just after midnight, and it’s possible I interrupted it by killing my computer or something. Anyway, it’s here now, and you’ll get another post later AS WELL! Lucky lucky people!

DISCLAIMER: Contains spoilers and gifs that are not mine. Enjoy!

Hi!

Bit late today sorry! (shhhhhh 5 past midnight on the 4th totally counts as posting on the 3rd shhhhhhhh!)

But you know Tumbr, and I just finished watching Breakfast At Tiffany’s (love that film :D) and am sitting in my room actually physically shaking for absolutely no fucking reason so that. And this post will be about Sherlock, so brace yourselves.

Well, here was my thought process whilst watching it (there is something really wrong with the grammar in that sentence but I have no idea what it should actually say and it’s 00:05 in the goddamn morning so schucks.):

ITS ON ITS ON ITS ON ITS ON EVERYBODY SHUT UP!!!!!

okay okay okay caaaalllmmm ……

NO DON’T SHOW ME THAT AGAIN IM CRYING PLEASE NOOOOOOO!

Wait where are they taking Moriarty’s body?? (I AM CRY!)

what?!?!?!

MASK!!!

MASK MASK MASK MASK THE FUCK IS GOING ON MASK?!?!?!

awesome music!!

FUCKING BUNGEE CORD HOW THE HELL DID I MISS THAT HIS FACE AAAHHH!

WINDOW

CORD

COAT

HAIR

MOLLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GOD THAT KISS LET ME BE HER NOW!!!!!!!!!

aaaaaah john poor john

DERREN FUCKING BROWN!!!!

what the hell is happening?!?!?!

aaaaah!!

go go go!

SHERLOCK!!

That man got STYLE!!

noooooooooooo!

DOORS!

BOLLOCKS!

wait what???

Anderson??

It was only a theory?!?!?

dafuq???

Anderson has guilt :(

He believes in Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock vindicated

John what is that on your face.

John. John.

Who is she kill her now I don’t like her!!

Random running through a forest what?

Is that Sherlock?

What is going on?!?!!?

Russians?

What?

IS THAT SHERLOCK STOP HURTING MY BABY

no shirt. there be no shirt.

sherlock. with no shirt.

hehehe you deduced the guy

oooh, mysterious Russian dude ……

MYCROFT?!?!?!

there is an underground terrorist network active in London

back to Baker Street!!

the titles – I have missed them.

The Empty Hearse

John on the Tube

Awesome Tube cinematography

John is going to Baker Street ……

221B

the violin and the flashbacks!!!!

Mrs Hudson!

Shaving Sherlock ….

Sherlock your Khan is  showing …..

Definitely enjoying it.

Going undercover ..

Oooh, Mrs Hudson is mad …….

passive-agressive Britishness at it’s finest

she doesn’t like the moustache :D

awwww :( it’s playing the sad music!

Your full attention – what do you think of this shirt? We like the shirt *grins*

Sherlock doesn’t like the moustache

Aww Baker Street is all dusty :(

I LOVE Mrs Hudson!

Oh god, is it serious? Your emegrating .. Oh, lovely! So soon after Sherlock? What’s his name? A woman?! You really have moved on haven’t you? Live and let live that’s my motto!

I think I’ll surprise John!

Oh god ….. Sherlock …… no no no he’s going to propose you can’t just ‘drop by’!!!!

Where is it? You know what.

COAT

Thank you … blud. :D (I love you Sherlock :D)

GET OFF THAT ROOF YOUR NOT ALLOWED ON ROOFS!!

oooh, Spanish music!!

Smooth Sherlock. That is smooth.

Can i suggest you look at this menu its uhh completely identical..

OH MY GOD YOUR FRENCH ACCENT!

Are you even trying!!

Like a face from the past ….. Surprise!

Surprise me. Certainly endeavouring to sir.

ITS MARY KILL HER NOW I DON’T LIKE HER!

grrrrr ….

He’s going to propose!!!

omg!

I agree I’m the best thing that could have happened to you (okay she’s growing on me)

hehe omg Sherlock TIMING!!

Awkward …..

oh god John …..

Short version …

Not. Dead.

babbling Sherlock ….

Oh god …..

‘Does yours rub off too?’

John!

2 years …..

1 question ….

Are you really gonna keep that?

hahahahahahahahahah oh Sherlock!

ooh tell us tell us!

I wanted to avoid dying if at all possible.

I don’t care how, I want to know why (John what are you saying?!)

He would have needed a confidante! Sorry … (okay that’s it I love Mary now :D)

Not again ….

No one like the moustache :D

Yelling like an old married couple with Mary giggling next to them

I need your help – Johns face!

They got thrown out of three seperate food establishments because John kept beating up Sherlock!

MARY IS A LIAR!!!!!

WHAT NO!!!!

‘I like him’ ‘What?’ ‘I like him’

Behind you Molly …. :D

Lestrade …….

Those things’ll kill you.

You bastard … hug. aww Lestrade!

Graham – Greg – Greg.

Mrs Hudson!!

Frying pan!!

SHERLOCK!

Scream!!!! :D

Got to love Mrs Hudson!

oooh look how he did it finally!!

What??

Is that a paper mask??

Moriarty??

What??

giggling – shhh!

Goodbye John *throws rope*

kiss kiss kiss

WHAT?!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!

OH MY GOD SHERIARTY!!!!!

‘HAT DETECTIVE ALIVE’!!!

#Sherlock Lives!!

Mary is reading the blog!!!

Except that is actually the books!!!

Your shaving it off!

! Are you gonna see him again?

Oh and after work are you gonna see him agina?

I don’t shave for Sherlock Holmes! (THERE IS A TEE SHIRT!!)

That was smooth John. That was smooth.

Rats!!

heheh John is going to work!!

Playing chess boys?

‘It’s their version of golf’

THEY’RE PLAYING OPERATION OH MY GOD!!

Don’t be smart Sherlock I’m the smart one – I AM the smart one.

You might have found yourself a .. goldfish …

I LOVE THE HOLMES BOYS BEING BROTHERS!

I LOVE MRS HUDSON OH MY GOD SHE IS AMAZING!

Lets do deductions!

Oh I love them so much.

‘I’m sure there’s a crying need for that’ – love you Mrs Hudson!

Plain as the nooooooooose on yoooouuuuurrrr – :D

Oh boys.

I’m not lonely Sherlock – How would you know? :D

Oh my god!

He made his position quite clear.

What did he say?

F-cough.

I love them so much!

Weight loss, hair dye, botox, affair, Lawyer next!

Aww he’s being so sensitive,

Mr  Windibank, you have been a complete and utter – pisspot!

John ……. it’s not Sherlock!!

No ….. no no no no John!!!

oh god he’s pulling the beard!!

Not as good as your French NOT AS GOOD AS YOUR FRENCH!!

Sherlock and Molly solving cases

Sherlock has an inner Johnologue!

HOW I DID IT BY JACK THE RIPPER!

oooh train guy …..

OH MY GOD DISAPPEARING TRAIN DUDE!!!

I BET it’s Colonel Sebastian Moran ….

10 bucks.

Moran.

oooh mysterious missing driver …..

interesting interesting …..

how is this possible Sherlock?

Go go go!!

oooh more awesome Tube cinematography!

also music ….

John is outside 221B again …

NO NO NO NO  WHAT IS HAPPENING IS JOHN BEING KIDNAPPED WHAT?!?!?!?!?

I’ll need maps lots of maps all the maps all the maps

No, I helped him put up some shelves (he looks so please with himself!)

awwwww Sherlock and Molly are being adorable and lovely!

No John John where is he someone save himm!!

Mary Morstan is the BOSS!

She is an awesome detective

OH MY GOD SHERLOCK STOLE A MOTORBIKE HE IS AMAZING

GO GO GO

The cinematography and music in Sherlock are INCREDIBLE

JOHN IS IN THE GODDAMN BONFIRE CHECK YOUR BONFIRES FOR HEDGEHOGS IDIOTS!!!

no no no no no no they’re setting it on fire!!!!!

NO NOT PETROL NOT PETROL NO!!

! 2 MINUTES SHERLOCK GO!!!!

John is quite a Guy!

Oh My God Sherlock is so worried!!

GET HIM OUT OF THE BONFIRE SHERLOCK FIRE CANNOT KILL A DRAGON

JOHN JOHN JOHN

SHERLOCK pull him out!!!

Okay wow that is already 1200 words and about half of the episode ….. this may be in two parts …….

since it’s like 1  in the morning ……

Okay! Part 1 of The Empty Hearse complete!

Well, not quite complete – you know what this post is missing? Gifs.

THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE SHERLOCK SEASON 3

bungeee coat flick hair ruffle SH

kiss SH MHF-coughi am not lonely sherlockI don't shave for sherlock holmeskiss SH JM  Moriarty's maskSH - throws ropeSH + JM phone call  SHERIARTY 

SH your face picsherlock haha your face!Sherlocks poor crying face

short version not. dead

I think we’re done here ….. You will get part two tomorrow (well I suppose it’s technically later today ……)

Anyway, enjoy The Empty Hearse.

Sayonara bitches!

Beth

xxx

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