chairman_wow: clock with a creepy face on it's face, screencap from Maria Holic (Maria Holic - Creepy Clock)
First of all, there are some extremely important orders of business to discuss:

Look a this!
Ouran is getting a live-action drama! I am pretty excited about this. They could keep making adaptations of Ouran forever and I'd be happy.

Also this!
You really need to watch this one in HD, trust me. That hair. I am definitely seeing Brave in the cinema when it comes out.

And now for something that's already happened: some friends of mine and I went to see Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" at the Globe last week. I highly recommend going to see it if you get the chance! The acting was great, especially the two main characters (played by Paul Hilton and Arthur Darvill), and the sets, costumes, props etc were all just right for the atmosphere. (Hurray for eerie hell-creatures!) I was a bit... not wary exactly, but unsure going in, because although I knew the basic story I had no idea if I'd let myself in for a comedy, a tragedy, or a heavy philosophical treatise. In the end, though, it turned out to be the prefect balance of (generally slapstick) humour and dark creepiness and dread.

And walking out of the theatre we all agreed we wanted a BBC TV series of Faustus and Mephistopheles's wacky adventures.
chairman_wow: picture of my faaaace (Cock Flavoured)
Chairman Wow: what are you up to?
Cubed2D: watching an anime
Cubed2D: confusingly called 'i my me strawberry eggs'
Chairman Wow: ...
Chairman Wow: sounds good
Chairman Wow: XD
Cubed2D: about a guy who tries to get a job as a sports teacher at a high school, but the head teacher is sexist and will only employ females because males are all savages with no love in their hearts etc etc
Cubed2D: so he dresses as a lady to get the job
Chairman Wow: awesome
Cubed2D: the rules: all female characters cannot trust males. all males are perverts and cannot be trusted. all male character have to be perverts. main character is the only sensible person in the entire world (disregarding the whole I should dress as a lady to get this job bit, rather than you know... finding another job)
Chairman Wow: yep, sounds definitely like reality
Chairman Wow: what was that about sexism hurting men, too....? :P
Cubed2D: heh

Yep.

A propos, I keep meaning to link to this article, but, you know, no internet: 5 Stupid, Unfair and Sexist Things Expected of Men. Very interesting stuff.

While I'm linking, I found a much better website for my math studying than the one I was using previously: Paul's Online Math Notes. The one before was kind of wishy-washy about the right terms and notation, which bothers me. >_> This one is looking much more useful.


I'm home for a day or two, mainly to watch Sherlock, and True Blood with my mum. XD (It's kind of cool watching a show with my mum. We were looking at the True Blood merchandise on the Forbidden Planet website earlier. Maybe I should find her some fanfic to read...)

Second episode of Sherlock was kind of disappointing. Not as much fun banter, and Chinese circus smuggler gangsters? Idk, guys, idk. Quite Holmes-style in a way, but I kept waiting for the opium den to show up. :|


I'm gonna be home again next Monday, because my family and I are going to Vienna for a week from Tuesday, so I may prepare a bit of a picspam entry to post then.
chairman_wow: picture of my faaaace (Holy Shit)
Sometimes you just have to let the capslock flow, though, you know? It's good for the soul. Also, if anything's going to put me in a capslocking mood it's some good Holmes action.

So, I was on the Isle of Wight this weekend, and it was very nice and I'll post pictures later, but first:

I saw Sherlock on BBC1 tonight.

FFFFFFFF.

It was SO GOOD. EVEN CAPSLOCK IS INSUFFICIENT TO EXPRESS MY GLEE. SO WELL ADAPTED TO THE PRESENT DAY SETTING. (They use first names all the time, lol.) AND THE WRITING WAS SO GOOD. AND THE ACTING OMG. AND WITH THE TEXT ON THE SCREEN AND STUFF AH I LOVE IT. LOVE IT. I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT SUNDAY FOR THE NEXT ONE? T__________T I'm gonna go find my Complete Sherlock Holmes and re-read the first case later.

I did kind of figure out who the killer was before anyone in the show, which was LAME. Maybe it's just because [SPOILER] those "Don't Take Unlicensed Minicabs" ads creep me the fuck out so I'm distrustful of cab drivers. Sorry cab drivers. >_> [/SPOILER] But really, it was kind of obvious, right? "Who do we trust even though we don't know them?" What else was it going to be.*

BUT I DON'T CARE because the characterisation was THE BEST. AND OMG MARTIN FREEMAN. AND OMG BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (WHAT KIND OF AMAZING NAME IS THAT ANYWAY) EVEN THOUGH I'D NEVER HEARD OF YOU BEFORE.

And now I should go to bed. Probably hopefully signing the contract for the flat tomorrow! If the estate agent calls me.


*Or maybe I am just really clever. Let's go for that. *nod*
chairman_wow: picture of my faaaace (Ritsu)
You know how I think teaching kids history is really important? I read in the Guardian today (and I really tried to find a more neutral source to read up on it on, but no-one but the Guardian and the Daily Mail cares at the moment) that the Tories want an historian called Niall Ferguson to help re-write the history syllabus.

I think getting down a general chronology of what order things happened in is probably a good idea, if that's not being done already, but then there's this:

He said the syllabus was "bound to be Eurocentric" because the world was Eurocentric.

I've heard his name for the first time today, and already I dislike him.


In other historical news, I am totally excited for this on TV tonight:

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister on BBC2 at 9pm! It sounds like it's going to be pretty great. You should watch it, guys.

(Also there's a documentary about Anne Lister directly afterwards presented by Sue Perkins :3)

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