That's pretty much it. It's been an austerity menu at home, but tv has been more welcoming. Ashes to Ashes re-introduced several serious earworms, the bastards. The plot wasn't much chop and poor Mr Millson looked as seedy as could be but it's Ashes, what are you going to do?
True Blood had a sufficient (just) level of Swedish vampire, and from the local press I'm not the only one watching solely for tLA. Oh, and I've finally twigged that Beel was Jack in Ultraviolet. For some reason this has amused me so much it even popped up in my dreams. Maybe because there's an unfinished Ultraviolet fic sitting on a long forgotten disk somewhere. Okay, so now he has my attention. Bit of form in the old fang department, Mr Moyer?
Is it weird to have prior form with an actor, like sloppy slashy seconds, you know, you've slashed them once, ages and ages ago, and suddenly they turn up as one half of a pair you're currently having not right thoughts about? Just me? Oh well. Man, I really wanted to write that Ultraviolet fic. Oh well, any excuse to blow the dust off my dvd box set. Crap, where is my box set? Last time I saw it, it was sitting high on a table that isn't in my room any more. Crap, crap, crap.
So yeah, suddenly remembering I have form with Mr Moyer. Of course that was him. Oh dear.
Also watched the volcano day episode of Dr Who, but more about that later (like in another post).
Meanwhile, the old fragile self esteem, never a wholesome creature at the best of times, took a definite serve last week. It was another rough week, workwise (see shitty server and how it's all my fault). Anyways, decided to drown sorrows so I trotted into the local bottle shop and asked for their best Margaret River white.
"Oh, we have one, madam", sniffed the shop clerk. "But it's $23 and you can't afford that. There's a twelve dollar...no. Here, have this $7 bottle of possum piss. Some people are quite happy with that."
So there I was, in my best designer office ensemble, being told I couldn't afford a $23 bottle of plonk. And bloody oath, I've grizzled ever since. A hit, sir, a palable hit. And this in a shop where the rest of the clientele were in grubby blue singlets and footy socks. Humiliated much?
See if I ever buy my twelve year old scotch from them again. Bastards. Oh yeah, did I tell you I've invented Scottish hot chocolate? One big spoon of Ghirardelli drinking chocolate and a dash of Glenfiddich. Magic. (Waves to my SF based pals).
More later (probably much later) as the internets went bung and then I ended up doing two exhibitios, two festivals and two cities in four days. Phew. Can it be sleepy time now?
'Dollhouse': Victor the serial killer, and the actor who plays him
'Dollhouse': Tahmoh Penikett on stress, technology and being done with 'growing pains'
All these vampires on the box could suck the genre dry
Alan Ball confirms 'True Blood' death
Computer program proves Shakespeare didn't work alone, researchers claim
42nd Sitges Film Festival: 'The Road' Photocall (Viggo)
42nd Sitges Film Festival: 'The Road' Premiere
42nd Sitges Film Festival: Final Gala and Awards
The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Photocall
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Train drags mooning student half-naked along tracks
Nasa's LCROSS lunar mission uses Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Fans celebrate Hitchhiker's Guide
Meals you don't read about
Hard to swallow
The 20 worst science and technology errors in films
Villains We Love: 1970s New York
Out Of Hollywood: The Autobiography of Robert Dix (Moore)
Debate Over Effects of Leno’s Show
The War on Science Fiction and Marvin Minsky (ICKY GIRLS RUINING SF WITH THEIR ICKY GIRL COOTIES)
Castle: Is a Beckett-Castle Kiss in the Cards?
[Bradley & Colin] - You're the Voice EXTENDED VERSION [video]
Ackles 'denies Captain America rumour'
Southland May Be Heading to TNT
How Dr Who star Elisabeth Sladen has rolled back the years in The Sarah Jane Adventures
Horror movies bugging tourists
Hollywood is coming down with the Twitter jitters
How DVR Ratings are Saving the CW
When Science Fiction Was Psychedelic [Concept Art]
Fan Made: The "I Can Read Movies" Poster Series
Seven Horrifying Moments from Classic Kids Movies
50 most annoying things about the internet
A-ha to break up after 25 years
Firm seeks Glaswegian interpreter
Hark! A Vagrant - Things to Watch For
It couldn't get worse for Damien Hirst
Romantic heroes: here's to you, Mr Rochester
Young crowd goes 'yum, yum' over veteran Goodies
Any Time At All
Bradley & Colin's On-and-Off-Set Chemistry
ar Run! Black bear chills in Wis. beer cooler