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01 January 2012 @ 08:15 pm

This journal is now Friends Only. It's a place where I post my (usually random) thoughts, reviews, sketches, fanfic as well as a place to write about my life in general. Rants pop up occasionally as does a considerable degree of fangirling over discussion on various things (which includes but is not limited to British history, opera, the Duke of Wellington and Poirot). If you've been led here via my Poirot stories on poirot_fans, most of my stories are either on Fanfiction.net or on Archive of My Own under the username austenfan1990.

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26 September 2011 @ 12:12 am
Came across a 'summary' of that dreaded POTO film on Tumblr and found the following exchange hilariously funny. Despite it being written as a summary of the film, it might as well apply to the stage musical.

FIRMIN: Whoa, check out the blonde with the headlights.


FIRMIN: Oh. Well, what about the hot brunette?

MADAME GIRY: Zhe es LAIK mah dottair.

ANDRE: Hey, we’re all French, right?

FIRMIN: Last time I checked, yes.

ANDRE: Well, then why is she the only one with a French accent?

Lol, I love Firmin and Andre...oh, and Madame Giry too (the one in the original musical and not that horrible sequel in which she transforms into a creepy Mrs Danvers type).
Current Mood: amusedamused
09 September 2011 @ 07:46 am
Wait a minute...David Suchet was the voice of BMW in its UK adverts? Did some searching on Youtube and found an advert dating from 1994 and gosh, if I didn't know that it was Suchet, I never would have guessed though his voice is certainly recognisable (though it's obviously a far cry from his Poirot voice!). Interesting. He's also given me another reason to like BMW even more now! XDD

09 August 2011 @ 06:56 pm
Gah, why the hell do I have to get a cold now?! I'm sniffling all over the place and my nose is running like a bloody water tap. I'm taking these cold and flu hot remedies which my mum fortunately stuffed into my luggage before I left Hong Kong and they've helped somewhat since I kind of feel better than yesterday but I'm still sneezing and sniffling which is rather annoying and which is also the reason why I didn't go to the archives today. Don't think the people at the archives would appreciate me sneezing all over their precious documents *shudders*

Fingers crossed that I'll get this little cold under control. Bought some green tea (by Twinings too...I've never tried green tea from Twinings) which has helped me in the past with colds - I think I even cured myself once of a cold by just continually drinking green tea a few years ago - so hopefully it'll work this time as well!

Night's falling and the air is filled with anxious anticipation as to what tonight will bring in terms of the riots. It's eerily like a war zone or the feeling you get when you're just about to go over the top in the FIrst World War. Hopefully all this mindless violence will go away soon. The Londoners are having a pretty rough go of the it at the moment.
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Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
06 August 2011 @ 01:39 am
Oh, and just managed to get a Pottermore account before the early registration period ended. I'm not as hyped up about Pottermore as my other Potter-minded friends but it's nice to get an early look at what exactly the whole thing is going to be about. *ponders*
03 August 2011 @ 12:36 am
Ooh, just read that David Suchet's going to be in an upcoming new television adaptation of Dickens' Great Expectations, which is probably my favourite Dickens novel (and I loved the 1946 film version with John Mills and Alec Guinness). He'll be playing Mr Jaggers and the series is currently due to be broadcast in the UK this Christmas.

Now if only they can get a move on with the Poirot adaptations as well then I'll be quite happy!
18 July 2011 @ 10:05 pm
Watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 again today. And Alan Rickman's Snape is still breaking hearts, it seems. I didn't cry like many Snape fans but goodness me, it was (and still) heartbreaking. For God's sake, just give Rickman the bloody Oscar now.

Oh, and is just me or is it that some of the scenes in the trailers weren't in the final film? E.g. like Voldemort saying 'Why do you live?' to Harry, Snape walking down a dark passage towards Godric's Hollow and looking up at it? Interesting. I hope there'll be a director's cut or something.
14 July 2011 @ 11:11 am
14th July 2011.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is finally here! And I'll be watching it in a couple of hours. =) Review and spoilers possibly to follow in another post if I can find the time!
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Just realised that it's only one month until I see/hear Sir Tom (and Flott) live at last! The 6th of August will be a bit hectic since enserric will be moving houses that day but hopefully everything will go without a hitch *crosses fingers* and then we can proceed to sightseeing about Cambridge the following day.

And also I think that nearly all of my recent LJ entries are related to HP. I really must stop fangirling over HP now until I actually get to see the final film next week (which is also when I leave for London *le gasp*). Oh, tension and nervousness galore. 
Current Mood: nervousnervous
06 July 2011 @ 11:31 am
 Only one word for this: SQUEEEEEEEE