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27 July 2009 @ 03:36 pm
Stuff, lately  
It’s madness really, I’ve been busy, to the point that I haven’t felt like posting about it, due to tiredness and things. So I thought I’d do a quick post mentioning some of the stuff, just in passing as it were.

This weekend just gone was meant to be a sewing weekend but J. was ill, and so my Regency muslin and voile frock is still in pieces :) My skill is such that I don’t dare try to put it together on my own. Instead, I ended up playing boardgames, and watching Harry Potter, which is not a bad way to spend a couple of days.

Oh yes, and I’ve been put onto new insulin which I’ve been trying out this weekend. Only one hypo so far – could be worse.

The weekend before that was LFCC, and I had lovely chats with, among others, Sean Maguire (Krod Mandoon is filmed in Eastern Europe, there’s no news of a second series yet) and Keeley Hawes (Marshall Lancaster was made to sit in a bath with his jeans on to shrink them properly – they frequently split). I also spent much quality time with the4ts, lil_aber_lisa, yavannauk, silverspirit_17 plus friends, and flameofaphoenix and me shared a room, although I didn’t see her much because she was working the event. gwene couldn’t make it, she had a flu type thing, although not swine flu, apparently! (Lots of people asked)

The Tuesday before that, I went to the BFIs preview of Desperate Romantics, which I’m loving – can’t wait for the second episode, even though I know it’s going to end badly. I’ve been avoiding looking it up on Wikipedia, so I can be surprised by the plot, which will only work in a limited way, of course, given it’s history and peeps don’t think of it as spoilers :) The Q&A afterwards was interesting, although Amy Manson (Lizzie Siddell) didn't impress me - she didn't seem to know anything about her character at all. Rafe Spall is very funny - which perhaps is not surprising, given his genes.

And then it’s getting quite distant – although I will add that I saw Jude Law’s Hamlet, and he was a bit good. The production is somewhat stygian, and you do rather wonder, with Hamlet’s level of anger, why he doesn’t just off Claudius in a fit of rage – but it’s still very good. I really liked the understated Ophelia, in particular. And Jude came out afterwards, and was really kind to all his fans, even when he was obviously exhausted. The squee was of Twilight-type pitch too!
Mellacitamellacita on July 27th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Good to see a post from you! I miss sewing! I used to make historical dresses, myself, for a volunteer job I had at a "living history" museum. I was always Victorian, though. Would have preferred Regency, though, since I love that time period!
Valderys: Ianto - tourist guidevalderys on July 27th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Mine's for a kind of live role-playing called freeform over here, or theatre-style larp in the States. Basically you get to roleplay and swan around in posh frocks but you get to do it indoors, with no mud :)

And yes, I find Regency easier to cope with than Victorian, if you end up dressing at all authentically ie. with corsets (which I have to say - I don't always :)
Hilaryelenopa on July 27th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
I love wearing my corset.
the Legs, the Nose and Mrs Robinson: Ianto thinks Jack is dashingmatildabj on July 27th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Jude came out afterwards, and was really kind to all his fans, even when he was obviously exhausted

Same thing when I was there. He went up enormously in my estimation because of it.

We must arrange a weekend!
Valderys: Hot Fuzz - angelvalderys on August 5th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yes! He went up in mine too - he must be doing this every night, and that's... rather impressive actually.

Oh, and my free September weekends are: 12-13th and 19th-20th btw, although I need to fit a sewing weekend in one of those, the other is yours to do with as you will! :)
Lokiloki_dip on July 27th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Shame that the sewing didn't go to plan.

You have been all busy though, maybe a weekend off was a good think.
Valderys: Cube - Worth - half deadvalderys on August 5th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
You're probably right - how are you doing, hon? I was thinking, when Merlin comes around, do you want to think about watching it together occasionally? If we're both in the vicinity at the same time, kind of thing?
Lokiloki_dip on August 5th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I'm good. Mustn't complain.

That would be awesome, though it would have to be at yours - I don't have a TV, unless we sneak into a library and watch it on iPlayer. Should be around for the first ep definitely. ;p
{    ♫ siri ♫    }thisissirius on July 27th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I am glad that you had a good time! :D

I missed LFCC this year and it made me sad because I do so love my conventions :(
Valderys: Merlin - prettier than Arthurvalderys on August 5th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
It is a shame that you weren't there, it would have been extra special! Maybe next year?
Lotripper: billy-viggo Naritamsilverstar on July 30th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Sounds like a good and busy time!
Valderys: Billy - wearing my thong :)valderys on August 5th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! \o/
prochytesprochytes on July 31st, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
All good stuff. I do hope we get a second series of Krod. And that what I told you about Dante Gabriel Rossetti was not too spoilerific.
Valderys: Lifeon Mars - Trust the Gene Genievalderys on August 5th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
I hope so too - and I've given in and read up on the Pre-Raphaelites on Wikipedia, so don't worry about spoilers! :)