croissantkatie: (luna)
First of all, a MASSIVE THANK YOU (one totally deserving of capslock) to [livejournal.com profile] tabula_x_rasa for the heart. Seriously hun, thank you so much. *smushes you*

Secondly, everyone should go check out the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology II! It is an amazing anthology of podfic of 104 stories, written by 86 authors, read by 47 podficcers in 64 fandoms. It is utterly amazing and wonderful and the people who compiled it have put in an amazing amount of work and it is absolutely epic. I recorded 2 podfics. One in Lewis fandom about Innocent and one in Sherlock fandom about Mrs Hudson. It's been fantastic listening to all of them. So many podficcers I haven't heard before! I'm only half an hour in and the massive smile on my face just isn't going away. You should all go check it out!

Lastly, I have joined twitter. I'm croissantkatie over there too if anyone wants to find me. I've already found a bunch of amazing podficcers which is absolutely brilliant.
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I have watched Sherlock three times now and still have no coherent thoughts.

Potential spoilers )

I also found out that another friend of mine, Reuben, passed up the opportunity to be an extra in Lewis. A number of us explained to him in no uncertain terms that should this ever happen again, he had to be involved in it. All my friends at Oxford/going to Oxford next year have also been informed. On the plus side Reuben walked back to his dorm and had to go round where Lewis was filming. Reuben's life genuinely sounds like a plot from Lewis (home schooled until 15, a year ahead academically, classicist, fences) as well.

And that's about it for now!

List Meme!

Oct. 17th, 2011 05:44 pm
croissantkatie: (doctor)
Comment to this post asking for a list, and I will give you five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Questions from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] sarcasmmonster

Doctor Who
I don't know where to start with this! I grew up knowing about Doctor Who through my parents. I have a strong memory of attempting to explain the daleks to my friend just before New!Who started and trying to get her into it. I failed and she was not converted until the third series. I love it, and I suspect that I always will. It is amazing and ridiculous and wonderful. However, I do wish they would stop having mannequins/dummys/dolls/etc as the villains. I have automatonophobia and it was getting better. Now it's not. So, I love the show with most of my heart. It would have my whole heart if not for that slight complaint (I keep having to hide behind cushions!).

The UK
I am from here! *gasp* I've only ever been to Wales and England though, never made it to either Scotland or Northern Island, although I would like to. I love where I live and that you're never too far from the sea. I don't get to visit the sea anywhere near as much as I would like. I also miss hills. The area I live in is flat, really flat. Admittedly, I live on the edge of the fens, so you'd expect that. It's just, I regularly forget what proper hills are like. I live on top of a hill, except it would probably be called a slight slope nearly anywhere else. I go places and stare in bemusement at the hills.

Tea parties
Tea is awesome, cake is also awesome, as are small sandwiches and the like. Therefore tea parties are awesome. I very nearly had a tea party to celebrate my eighteenth birthday. One day, I plan to have one. I just need to get myself organised. I'm not good at organising social things. :) I may try and get one of my friends to throw me a tea party though. That could definitely work.

Sherlock
I adore murder mysteries. Absolutely adore them. Sherlock though was just so much fun! As soon as I heard that it was going to be on, I knew that my whole family would watch it together (murder mysteries are one of the few things we all agree on). It was just so much fun to watch. And ok yes, we figured out various bits of the plots, but that really didn't detract from anything. After all, you can usually tell who done it in Midsomer Murders because only the murderer is left alive. Sherlock now has a very proud place in my collection of murder mystery tv series dvds. Although I'd rather like there to be more soon. That would be lovely.

History
Yeah. Well, history. Where to start? I love it so much. I keep being asked by people, "so, what part of history are you interested in?" I always go "erm, all of it?" (and yes, I say it like a question). I once managed to narrow it down to "predominantly early modern history." When I was in sixth form and barely making it to any lessons, I hardly missed any history ones. It pretty much always interests me. I love trying to figure out people's motivations for their actions in particular. I'm trying to fill my gap year with as much history related stuff as possible. I've been doing reminiscence sessions which is where a group of volunteers go and talk to elderly people about their memories prompted by objects. This time we did toys and games. It was absolutely fascinating. Living history! I am also applying to volunteer at the local folk museum. I'm listening to podcasts on history at the moment, trying to find out more about the history of other countries. I think it's quite sad how little I know about non-British history, and what I do know is mainly euro-centric (I feel like a politician now that I've used that phrase :S ). The Spanish history I did was fascinating, as were the brief bits of middle eastern history I've been lucky enough to study (yay history of medicine!). Also, I am going to visit a friend of mine who has just started a history degree and she has promised to sneak me into some of her lectures. :) As my Mum said to someone at Bath Spa's open day, I "really just want to go and hide in a museum or an archive forever."

I am rather unsurprised by which one prompted the most commentary from me.

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