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I was looking round our very damp cellar, after bagging up the Christmas tree and deciding it was probably ok to store it down there as long as it was off the ground, and I found some cardboard boxes full of stuff. The cardboard was looking worse for wear, some of it was covered in white mould and I thought the contents were going to be beyond saving, but the first box I investigated had some pads of nice coloured art paper, and though the ring bindings were a bit rusty, the paper itself looked possibly salvageable. Then I flicked through the first pad and found this drawing.Read more... )
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So I totally forgot to tell you the best thing about my session with the Elf Dentist on Christmas Eve!

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River Song is fecking awesome.

 "The last time I saw you, the real you — the future you, I mean — you turned up on my doorstep, with a new haircut and a suit. You took me to Darillium to see the singing towers. Oh, what a night that was! The towers sang and you cried. You wouldn't tell me why, but I suppose you knew it was time. My time. Time to come to the Library. You even gave me your screwdriver; that should've been a clue." ~ River Song ("Forest of the Dead")

spoilers! )
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Justin Bieber is on telly, it must be Christmas Day afternoon - time to veg out watching Top of the Pops. So to avoid the annoyance of Beiber's fashion disaster clothing and boring bland pop I'm here journalling.
Oh and we've been invaded.Read more... )
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I wasn't sure I'd have time to to do a fill for tricycleman but - it's septembers_coda 's birthday tomorrow (not today - idjit!), so I thought I should make a bit of an effort. For her charming love story Seeing Everything, here's Leo and his fairytale castle for Monalisa.
Happy birthday my dear!
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It's as finished as I can get it, I think! Now I have to frame it for Mal before our Christmas lunch tomorrow. I hope the poor old boy is feeling better, he had a stinking cold last week when we met up and shouldn't have been driving.
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Movie meme

Dec. 8th, 2015 07:05 pm
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Snaffled from jj1564, who snaffled from milly_gal , who snaffled from wings128!

Name six movies you can watch any time without ever getting sick of them

  1. Princess Bride

  2. Serenity

  3. Withnail and I

  4. Local Hero

  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark

  6. The World's Fastest Indian

And for Christmas - Trading Places

Well that was tough! These are not necessarily my favourite films of all time, or the ones I think were the best either, because some of those were so difficult/traumatic to watch I've only seen them once. Like The Deer Hunter and Midnight Express, for example.
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I'm trying to draw this Barred Owl for my old friend Mal, who is a big fan of owls in general. I know I need to sort out the right eye, but any tips on enhancing the feathers and other details would be gratefully recieved. Also how can I get the darks nice and dark? So far I've used 2B and 6B pencils - I do have up to 9B.
This is the reference pic (this chap takes fantastic bird photos)
2015 Mal's Barred Owl
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For those who've been having the problem I was having with email validations and error messages, this is the reply I got from them

Thank you for your inquiry. This problem with your email address being marked as unvalidated was caused by LiveJournal's email server being incorrectly listed as a spam site on a few anti-spam services that are used by email providers and ISPs to filter out spam -- this usually happens due to the sheer volume of email that LiveJournal sends out for its users (comment notifications, other subscriptions, etc). When our server is listed at such spam sites, messages are not delivered to the recipient and instead create a huge volume of error messages back to us, which then triggers the email address to be marked as unvalidated.

This issue should now be resolved at this time, as we have worked with these sites to get our server removed from their lists. Your email address for your account is validated at this time, and you should have full, normal access to your account.

It does look like it's been resolved for me at the moment. Hopefully!

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Music Playlist

Stolen from viviansface and others

Put your music on shuffle, list the first ten songs and give your favorite lyrics.

Ok, no tagging but obviously if you feel like snagging this, knock yourselves out!

My songs were:Read more... )
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We went to see the Fassbender Macbeth yesterday.

Wow, it was grim. Overwhelmingly and unremittingly grim. And the violence was hard to watch even though mostly they weren't showing more than blood sprays. Seeing Banquo's little boy witnessing his father's murder was particularly horrible. The cinematography is, on the other hand, beautiful if also somewhat overwhelming. As my hubby pointed out, it felt like every single shot had been thought out to the nth degree, with Oscars in mind. There were no 'ordinary' scenes, so after a while, it was like trying to eat a whole, very rich chocolate cake all at once.

Having said that - it was definitely worth seeing. Though I expect some folk might need subtitles for the more thick Scottish accents!
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What to say, what to say... it didn't go as well as we'd hoped. LOL!

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A friend found this and I just loved it, so I had to share it here too. I think it may explain some things we might have discussed a few times before.
The full article is here.

I was in England again a few weeks ago, mostly in small towns, but here’s some of what I learned:

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Hey ho memeage
In which I tell you everything you never wanted to know about me, and fuck up the LJ formatting with panache.

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Musical Meme

Playlist Meme stolen from fairyniamh.

Put your playlist on shuffle and hit 'next' to answer each question.

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Not an ugly duckling

Word count: 100
Warnings: Original fic, gore

Bird was a stick thin kid who grew up pretty. By the time Bird turned fourteen Luka called him his Swan, but the orderlies nicknamed him Twink. They wanted Bird to put those pink lips to good use; he had a better idea. When Archie Brown stuck his fat dick into Bird’s mouth, Bird didn’t gag on the blood - he just bit down as hard as he could.
“See?” he said, through perfect red stained teeth. “I swallow.”
Luka laughed as they ran, leaving the screams behind.
“You’re no swallow, Bird,” he said. “You’re a sparrow turned into a hawk.”


So I was thinking of a back story for a couple of psycho killing lovers and this came up.


Sep. 10th, 2015 08:44 pm
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I have just randomly accepted a friend's offer of a 2nd row ticket to Tom Hiddleston's premier of High Rise - Meep! I've never been to a movie premier before and am now panicking about what to wear. Plus I'd just booked my train tickets to go see my Mum the day before this premier so now have to travel up to hers, then the next day travel down to London, and stay overnight... Um, what am I doing!? Just to see the back of Hiddleston's head...

Does anyone know how these shenanigans work? Do the plebs with tickets have to arrive earlier and walk the red carpet? Are we allowed to take cameras and hang around like paparazzi? Can I wear my Keens?


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