mockturtle (hellblazer06) wrote,
mockturtle
hellblazer06

madam can't afford it

Last week: Is raining and the server has eaten pretty much a week's worth of work, again, but yesterday was sunshine and sushi in the park. Yep, my exile was reprieved for a day and I had lunch in the park with a friend. That was nice.

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
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/10/dollhouse-victor-the-serial-killer-and-the-actor-who-played-him.html

'Dollhouse': Tahmoh Penikett on stress, technology and being done with 'growing pains'
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/10/dollhouse-tahmoh-penikett-less-stress-and-scary-technology.html

All these vampires on the box could suck the genre dry
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/all-these-vampires-on-the-box-could-suck-the-genre-dry-1797476.html

Alan Ball confirms 'True Blood' death
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/news/a181465/alan-ball-confirms-true-blood-death.html

Computer program proves Shakespeare didn't work alone, researchers claim
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/article6870086.ece

42nd Sitges Film Festival: 'The Road' Photocall (Viggo)
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?cbi=4543&igi=395881&nbc1=1

42nd Sitges Film Festival: 'The Road' Premiere
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?cbi=4543&igi=395885&nbc1=1

42nd Sitges Film Festival: Final Gala and Awards
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?cbi=4543&igi=395883&nbc1=1

The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Photocall
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?nbc1=1&igi=397925&Source=blml091016

Buddies Damon, Affleck are also distant relatives
http://nwitimes.com/entertainment/movies/article_d7f6b0cb-2a5b-599e-8786-e7b899ade912.html

Train drags mooning student half-naked along tracks
http://www.smh.com.au/world/strangebuttrue/train-drags-mooning-student-halfnaked-along-tracks-20091013-gudg.html

Nasa's LCROSS lunar mission uses Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/oct/12/nasa-lcross-hitchhikers-guide-twitter

Fans celebrate Hitchhiker's Guide
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/6210264/fans-celebrate-hitchhiker-s-guide/

Meals you don't read about
http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/epicure/meals-you-dont-read-about/2009/10/12/1255195738725.html

Hard to swallow
http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/epicure/hard-to-swallow/2009/10/12/1255195737245.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2

The 20 worst science and technology errors in films
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/6274053/The-20-worst-science-and-technology-errors-in-films.html

Villains We Love: 1970s New York
http://www.cinematical.com/2009/10/12/villains-we-love-1970s-new-york/

Out Of Hollywood: The Autobiography of Robert Dix (Moore)
http://shatterhand007.com/index.html

Fassy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il0SOU33NOY

Debate Over Effects of Leno’s Show
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/12/business/media/12nbc.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

The War on Science Fiction and Marvin Minsky (ICKY GIRLS RUINING SF WITH THEIR ICKY GIRL COOTIES)
http://www.the-spearhead.com/2009/10/09/the-war-on-science-fiction-and-marvin-minsky/

Castle: Is a Beckett-Castle Kiss in the Cards?
http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/411033_tvgif11.html?source=pimail

[Bradley & Colin] - You're the Voice EXTENDED VERSION [video]
http://community.livejournal.com/bradleycolin/238081.html

Alex
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/8448/vmanalex.jpg

Ackles 'denies Captain America rumour'
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a182339/ackles-denies-captain-america-rumour.html

Southland May Be Heading to TNT
http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/411095_tvgif13.html?source=pimail

How Dr Who star Elisabeth Sladen has rolled back the years in The Sarah Jane Adventures
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/showbiz-news/celebrity-interviews/2009/10/13/how-dr-who-star-elisabeth-sladen-has-rolled-back-the-years-in-the-sarah-jane-adventures-86908-21743624/

Horror movies bugging tourists
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/horror-movies-bugging-tourists-20091014-gwwj.html

Hollywood is coming down with the Twitter jitters
http://www.thresq.com/2009/10/check-your-contract-before-your-next-tweet.html

How DVR Ratings are Saving the CW
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/supernatural/how-dvr-ratings-are-saving-the-31859.aspx

When Science Fiction Was Psychedelic [Concept Art]
http://io9.com/5381619/when-science-fiction-was-psychedelic/gallery/

Fan Made: The "I Can Read Movies" Poster Series
http://www.cinematical.com/2009/10/14/fan-made-i-can-read-movies-series/

Seven Horrifying Moments from Classic Kids Movies
http://www.cracked.com/article/160_7-horrifying-moments-from-classic-kids-movies/

Alexander
http://bluebear-74.livejournal.com/362676.html

re•in•te•grate
http://reintegrate.tumblr.com/

50 most annoying things about the internet
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6338303/50-most-annoying-things-about-the-internet.html

A-ha to break up after 25 years
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8308829.stm

Firm seeks Glaswegian interpreter
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8306582.stm

Hark! A Vagrant - Things to Watch For
http://beatonna.livejournal.com/119156.html

It couldn't get worse for Damien Hirst
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/6329047/It-couldnt-get-worse-for-Damien-Hirst.html

Romantic heroes: here's to you, Mr Rochester
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/6328316/Romantic-heroes-heres-to-you-Mr-Rochester.html

Young crowd goes 'yum, yum' over veteran Goodies
http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/arts/young-crowd-goes-yum-yum-over-veteran-goodies/2009/10/17/1255624772594.html

Any Time At All
http://community.livejournal.com/merlinxarthur/1623318.html

Bradley & Colin's On-and-Off-Set Chemistry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phjw1NaHHNk

ar Run! Black bear chills in Wis. beer cooler
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/17/national/a150337D87.DTL&type=bondage

Tags: stephen moyer, true blood, ultraviolet
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