December 10th, 2008

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Bit random...

One of the extra featurettes on the Lost season 4 DVD is called "The Right to Bear Arms".

Shouldn't that be "The Right to Polar Bear Arms"..?

*gets coat*
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

I'm such a memesheep.

Well, no, actually - turns out I'm a memeturtle.

wtf? Since when were turtles cute?

You Are A: Turtle!

turtleThese reptiles, famous for their hard outer shells, spent their days roaming for food and relaxing in the water. As a turtle you are not very speedy, nor are you soft and cuddly. You tend to hide in your shell and you aren't much of a sprinter, however you are as cute as you are fascinating.

You were almost a: Lamb or a Kitten
You are least like a: Squirrel or a DuckCute Animal Quiz!

Hey ho.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Writer's Block: Legends of Rock

There are a few concerts that go down in musical history—Altamont, Woodstock, Live Aid, the Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds tour—as legendary experiences. What live show stands as legend in your own experience?

Well, decided I'd try answering a few of these.'s undoubtedly the Pet Shop Boys 1991 Performance tour, which I went to see three nights running at Wembley Arena. It wasn't just the show itself (although that was pretty darned wonderful...but slightly better when I got the video, seeing as I was about halfway down the back of the Arena each night and therefore couldn't see much of the show itself), so much as the experiences surrounding it - I met up with a couple of fellow PSB fans; IIRC I went up to meet one of them, JJ, in Ilford on the Friday, then went on from there to Wembley, where we arrived early enough that we could hear the soundcheck, booming through the Arena walls. Then after the show we hung around at the stage gates and in the mad scramble of fans when Neil and Chris emerged we got various things signed and took photos and said nervous, trembling "hello"s...

Then back by night bus to JJ's in Ilford where I crashed out the night, before going back to Chelmsford...then travelling back to Wembley again on the Saturday and Sunday (the Sunday, IIRC, hampered slightly by British Rail being up the creek and having to travel part of the journey by bus, but on the bright side that was the day I met another of my friends, Ruth) to see the show again and go round to the stage gate again. Happy times and places. I kind of miss all of that.

There've probably been better gigs, but those are the three that always stand out in my memory.
Torchwood - Ianto sexy

Writer's Block: Set Sail

Spike and Angel, President Roslin and Gaius Baltar, Harry and Hermione—shippers often find pairings that the original author might have overlooked. What coupling of fictional characters would you most like to see?

When I was first introduced to the world of Harry Potter (watching the first three films in one day, which included going to see the third on its release at a local cinema), I was quite drawn to Harry/Hermione, if I'm honest. I guess just being a bit old-fashioned and thinking that it's right for the hero and heroine to pair off together. This despite soon learning that it was a doomed ship. I still clung to it...

These days, I'm more slash-oriented, and Sirius and Remus is my number one OTP ever in any fandom - I just think there's something wonderfully sweet about them together, and they're almost but not quite canonical, and I've got a little happy place where Collapse ) they're living together in a cottage in Gloucestershire, where they're often visited by their adopted son Harry, on leave from teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts. (I've got to write that one day.)

Also, Ianto Jones with...well, anyone other than Jack (who I'm convinced is going to break his heart), from any fandom I'm particularly fond of pairing him with George from Being Human and Sam from Supernatural, and one day I'm going to write my Big Slashy Epic Crossover which combines all three series and pairings into one...mess, probably.

And I really love Merlin/Arthur, but heck, that's canonical, so I don't have to want to see it. *g*