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Thursday, March 12th, 2015
10:39 pm
RIP Terry Prachett.  You will be missed

current mood: sad

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
11:27 pm - Battle of the Five Armies
Overall good, although I'm still not convinced the whole thing wouldn't have been better as two films, or at least three shorter films.

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current mood: content

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Sunday, December 14th, 2014
3:41 pm
Arrggghh I can't get to see Hobbit 3 for another week, this is so frustrating

current mood: annoyed

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Sunday, January 5th, 2014
11:02 pm - Hobbit 2 second viewing
Went again today and had a few more random thoughts
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current mood: cheerful

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Sunday, December 15th, 2013
8:31 pm - Hobbit 2 post
Whee!  Seen Hobbit 2.  In 3D, which turned out to be worth it, even though I find the glasses really uncomfortable

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Oh, and I couldn't watch Sylvester McCoy without seeing 'The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot' playing in my head.  I think that may even have been the highlight of the Doctor Who anniversary for me (not that the regular anniversary episode wasn't good) and the Jackson / McKellan scene was a joy

current mood: enthralled

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
7:17 pm
RIP Mick Aston.  I hope you're enjoying the great pub in the sky.

current mood: sad

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Friday, June 14th, 2013
9:14 pm - Hobbit trailer further remark
Oh, and Tauriel's hair colour?

I liketehta's hair dye theory, but for those convinced elves do not die dye I think the simplest answer is that she's one of the Avari and descended from the Second Clan, aka the proto-Noldor.  Possibly one of her ancestors was a close relative of Mahtan.  Possibly not.  'Rare' does not have to mean 'confined to one family.'

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013
10:21 pm - Rambles
Yep, the Hobbit trailer is looking pretty good

Meanwhile, looking over my Silmarillion writing (finished and unfinished) I find the question of whether I actually like a character has very little bearing on whether I write them.

For example I really like Finrod, but you’d never know that from my writing.  I think the only things I’ve written for him are a drabble, and a mostly off page and not entirely flattering portrayal in my Luthien story.

On the other hand I’ve never cared for Turgon or Curufin, but I now seem to be writing a vignette for them in which neither is completely unsympathetic, at least to me.

I was just about to put that despite this I can’t imagine wanting to write anything more than cameos in other people’s stories for Turin or Feanor, both of whom make me want to hit them round the head with something solid, when I remembered that I did have Feanor in mind when I wrote Wayland – although it would be a version so far removed from the living Feanor as to be practically unrecognisable so I’m not sure how far that really counts as an exception.

Overall though the characters I’m probably most likely to be drawn to write are clearly those like Gil-galad and Celebrimbor who have such small roles in the text they are practically blank sheets. 

current mood: tired

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
10:58 pm - HOBBIT MOVIE
YES I've seen it.

And I thought it was great.  Yes it did feel more than a bit like watching the extended edition on the big screen, especially the first half-hour, and the script does tend to hammer things home with a really big hammer. But I didn't care.

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current mood: bouncy

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
7:26 pm - Obligatory Hobbit shout of Glee
I wish I had more more time right now to celebrate the first Hobbit movie properly.  However I'm combining full time work with  qualification studying and my brain is pulped.  So I'll just say

HOBBIT MOVIE SOON!  WHEEEE!!!

current mood: ecstatic

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Sunday, November 27th, 2011
10:30 pm - Garrow's Law
After tonight's broadcast I now have a very strong claim to have written the first ever Hornblower / Garrow's Law crossover, first because I wrote The Other Sign of the Coin before Garrow's Law was even a glint in Tony Marchant's eye - and yes, Garrow does actually appear in it, though briefly.

Of course having failed to consult me first Marchant inconsiderately set the Garrow's Law episode dealing with the case of Luisa Calderon in the 1790's (though the show tends to lack formal date markers), accredited the trial with a different judge and opposing counsel, and, oh yes, a different verdict, but these are clearly minor details ;)

Anyway Garrow's Law provides a nice dose of idealistic men in queues even when I haven't already ficced the storyline.  The last series even had Sam West in it.

current mood: contemplative

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Thursday, March 31st, 2011
9:49 pm - BEME Day 31

End of the month, and we've reached Arwen Evenstar.

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current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
8:57 pm - BEME day 30

Day 30, and another double installment

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current mood: drunk

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Monday, March 28th, 2011
4:15 pm - BEME Day 28

Day 28

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current mood: cranky

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011
10:42 pm - BEME Day 27

Day 27

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current mood: drained

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Saturday, March 26th, 2011
11:16 pm - BEME Day 26

Day 26

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current mood: artistic

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Friday, March 25th, 2011
8:38 pm - BEME day 25

Day 25

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current mood: sleepy

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Thursday, March 24th, 2011
10:01 pm - BEME Day 24

Day 24

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
11:12 pm - BEME Day 23

Day 23

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current mood: confused

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
8:03 pm - BEME Day 22

Day 22

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current mood: contemplative

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