Fantine
01 May 2010 @ 11:05 pm
Ugh  
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Rosemary's Baby and The Godfather movies <333

And on an entirely seperate note...

It's days like today that make me really hate working in a sales enviroment. A customer came to me at reception to ask for his gym membership to be cancelled as he's been made redundant and can't afford the monthly fee. To me, this is a perfectly legitimate reason someone should be able to cancel their membership for, no one can foresee loosing their job and its certainly not a pleasent situation to find yourself in. But oh no, the sales team overheard him ask and swooped in with their whole speech about it being a legally binding contract he's signed into and blah blah blah. And what response does this guy get when he explains that he simply doesn't have any money to pay for it? "Well thats not our problem.". I was LIVID. I didn't say anything though, I just noted the guys mobile number from his account and gave him a phone call when no one was around to explain that theres a loophole in the contract and how to get out of it.

But gosh it annoys me, I really hate the arseholes I work with sometimes. It doesn't hurt to show a little compassion.
 
 
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Fantine
28 April 2010 @ 05:42 pm
Take those dreams and make them all come true  
ipod

My new iPod finally arrived! :D 
I had to get the one I wanted direct from Apple because I wanted it in red (my favourite colour) and thats an Apple store exclusive colour, so I thought I might as well get it engraved too. I originally wanted it to say "When your heart is in your dream no request is too extreme" but it was one character too long. ONE! I was so irritated. But when I was listening to my Miley Cyrus CD (hush, I like her!) this line popped out at me and I felt it kept the spirit of the Disney quote so went with it. I'm so happy with it!

And I know I should be saving, but I've been pondering it for a while and decided that I just had to reserve BTSSB's new print, "Masquerade Theater"



I reserved the skirt in the red colourway. I just love it so much and I haven't felt like this over a new print in a long time. It reminds me so much of Phantom of the Opera, thats the main reason I love it ♥ Now I just have to wait ages until I atually get it ><
 
 
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Fantine
22 March 2010 @ 12:43 pm
meme time  
Everyone and there mother has done this meme it seems. So excuse me for being so late to the party.

The Handwritten Meme
1) your handle/name/username
2) left or right handed?
3) favorite tv show/band/color
4) something you love
5) write "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
6) tag 5 people


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Fantine
21 March 2010 @ 01:05 am
Les Mis Tour: Norwich  
So I saw the Les Mis tour again last night, this time in Norwich. And I actually prefered it much more this time.

Earl and Katie weren't on D: My two favourites. I didn't paricularly like the understudy for Javert, David Lawrence. he was very static, hardly did anything and just spent the whole show looking very uncomfortable. Leigh Rhianon Coggins was perfectly ok as Cosette though, but I was still gutted she wasn't Katie :(

Last time I went I said that I didn't get the hype surrounding John Owen-Jones. Well now I think I get it. This time I actually spent most of the show watching him properly rather than everyone/everything else, and I have to concur that he is pretty epic.

Jon Robyns was much better, he didn't strut around in the background so much like before, and was actually believeable as a leader and generally much more Enjolras-y. I actually really enjoyed his performance last night. Still hate the wig though.

Ashley Artus was still completely WTF as Thénardier. Madalena Alberto was slightly better, she at least didn't shout her way through all of I Dreamed A Dream this time. And I still don't like Rosalind James as Éponine, I can't put my finger as to why exactly but theres just something really off about her performance for me.

And I managed to get a brouchure this time (they'd sold out last time) so yay I an make loads of pretty icons now! :D
 
 
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Fantine
17 March 2010 @ 07:34 pm
I am Pocahontas (Well Alice wasn't on it)  
Disney Princess Meme

Italic = Statements that apply

Cinderella
One of your parents is dead.
You are expected to do a lot of chores.
You love to dress up.
You love animals.
You are waiting patiently for your Prince Charming.
Your mom is really strict.
You have sisters who seem kind of jealous of you.
You’re afraid to speak your mind sometimes.
You have left your shoes at a friend’s house before.
You have blonde hair.
Total: 6

Belle
You’ve kissed someone your friends didn’t like.
You’ve been lost in the forest.
You love to read.
You are not shy at all, and not afraid to speak your mind.
One of your family members is a bit weird.
You have done volunteer work.
You have a wild imagination.
You love to take care of people in need.
You’ve had guys like you only because they think you’re pretty.
You’ve rejected at least one person when they’ve asked you out.
Total: 4

Jasmine
Your dad is very rich/important.
You are very clever.
You’ve been with someone way different from you.
You’re unique and different from everyone else.
You’d never marry someone just because they were rich.
You have set a lot of goals for yourself.
You don’t have a lot of friends.
You’re independent.
You are wealthy.
Your parents try to control your life.
Total: 5

Ariel
Your parents expect a lot from you.
You really try to follow the rules, but it’s hard for you.
You’re a bit of a trouble maker.
You’re the youngest in your family or in the last two.
You have a lot of sisters (three or more).
You collect something.
You have/had long hair.
You have/had a pet fish.
You’re extremely curious.
You believe everything people tell you/you’re a bit gullible.
Total: 4

Snow White
You know that you’re beautiful.
Sometimes it seems like your mom is jealous of you.
You’ve almost been killed.
You have at least seven good friends.
You’ve had food poisoning.
You have/had short hair.
You get along with almost everyone.
All of your friends are different.
You love to have a good time.
You’re happier when you’re out of the house than in.
Total: 3

Mulan
You can be a tomboy sometimes.
People wish you could be a bit more girly.
You’ve pretended to be someone you’re not.
You’ve had a physical fight with someone.
You have/had considered running away from home.
Your parents try to plan your life out.
A lot of your friends are boys.
You sometimes find yourself in bad situations.
You love your family so much that you’d do anything to protect them.
Total: 2

Aurora
You live/have lived with someone other than your parents.
You almost died at a very young age.
You are gentle, loving and/or thoughtful.
You have a decent singing voice.
You like to sleep in late on the weekends.
You spend most of your time outside, or try to do so.
You’re adopted.
You’re very romantic.
Pink is one of your favorite colors.
Total: 4

Pocahontas
You love to walk around and explore big cities.
You are more spiritual than religious.
You’ve been in an interracial relationship.
One of your family members is dead (mum, dad, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa).
Your parents are very protective of you.
Someone you know has been in war.
You love nature.
You have/had black hair.
You would love to move somewhere exotic and beautiful.
You’re very adventurous.

Total: 8
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Fantine
01 March 2010 @ 08:47 pm
Etsy  

I reopened my Etsy. I've put up some of my art peices and some jewellery, and theres a Moleskine commission slot up there too. It's just a "feeler" at the moment to see if I make any sales before I go about putting loads of stuff up.
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Fantine
23 February 2010 @ 05:42 pm
 
So yesterdays uni interview was very positive. The tutors that I met that do my course are absolutely lovely, and after only five minutes of looking through my portfolio she enthusiastically gave me a place on the course straight away. And I've pretty much made up my mind already that I'm gonna go there. I dunno if I'll stay there the entire four years of the course though, but then at the moment I'm not even sure if I wanna do the entire degree to be honest. I'm only unsure about doing the whole degree because I've got SUCH itchy feet you wouldn't believe. So I'm just gonna see how it goes and decide what to do later. I'm gonna pretty much focus on my art for that year, and then decide after that if I wanna carry on the degree at that uni, change to a different uni, or quit and go to France. But whatever I decide, I'm excited. I feel in control of my life at last and like I'm actually doing something instead of drifting. And even if I quit uni and go to France at least I'll still have spent a year getting some proper formal art training and still have a qualification at the end. Just not a degree.

So in September I will be moving to London :O

I've decided I'm probably gonna try and stick at my current job if I can too. It's £7 an hour, and I worked out that if I went back to Pleasure Island, after tax that would be nearly a £300 wage drop per month. And at least I feel better about everything now that I know for definate that I'm leaving in September.

And if this entry is properly coherent I will be amazed at myself because my mind is so all over the place at the moment. I'm totally drugged up on anti flu medicines.
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Fantine
13 February 2010 @ 03:23 pm
Alicetastic  
I need this dress. NEED. )

Is that not the best Alice in Wonderland themed item of clothing you've ever seen? (in fact I think its also one of the nicest Bodyline peices I've ever seen!)
 
 
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Fantine
21 January 2010 @ 07:12 pm
Les Mis - Manchester 19/01/10  
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(excuse the quality, it was taken on my iPhone)

Strangely enough, I was actually dreading the day when it began. I put off leaving the house until I got to the "ok I have to go now or not go at all" stage and so didn't end up leaving until 1.10pm. Which actually left me with just the right amount of time in Manchester as I didn't want to get there too early and end up hovering about with nothing to do. It took me ages to get ready, partly because I was dragging my feet so much, and also because I had to stop every five minutes just to check I'd put my ticket in my handbag already as I'd had all sorts of nightmares prior, from going all the way to Manchester and forgetting the ticket, to forgetting to go all together.

My nerves were entirely due to the journey. It's over 120 miles to Manchester from my home which is a long way to drive and certainly further than I have ever driven before, and add to that I'd never been to Manchester before so it was all very much the unknown. Plus I was very worried about what it would be like driving in Manchester, fearing the roads would be like London's (which are hellish). I hate driving in cities, theres always millions of lanes to chose from and one way systems and it's just so stressful. But thankfully the route was fairly simple and borrowing my stepdads TomTom certainly helped. Although the actual motorway bit was a little frustrating due to the weather. Fog, fog and more fog:

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As soon as I arrived in Manchester and was parked all my anxieties left and I was just overjoyed and filled to the brim with excitement.

However, I did end up parking in the wrong car park. Which wasn't too much of a big deal, it just meant that all the maps I'd printed off from Google were absolutely no help at all. If I didn't have the maps on my iPhone I fear I'd still be wondering around the streets of Manchester hopelessly lost. I had wanted to go to Paperchase, and because parking in the wrong car park made me completely loose my bearings it took me an hour to find the shop which should of been very easy to find. But find it I did, I was just very cold when I got there and wishing I had thought to wear my gloves.

Getting back to the car and then on to the theatre was a piece of cake, and I found myself outside the Palace Theatre remarkably early at 6.45pm. And later on when I saw the epically huge queues coming out of the car park I was supposed to have gone in I was quite glad to have parked in the wrong one.

The show was good. Very very good. Although London is better

I loved the opening on the Orion, it was very well staged and executed and really looked like a real boat. I had all sorts of images in my head, not really being able to work out how it could be done but it was wonderful. The watercolour backgrounds work really well too, they use actual paintings by Victor Hugo projected onto the back of the stage as backgrounds and the effect is absolutely amazing. Especially during the sewers scenes, the projections moved along the wall along with the actors, so it really looked like Marius and Valjean were actually walking through sewers.

The set designs were also absolutely wonderful, there were so many little details to look at in each scene in the sets it was almost too much to take in but it all really worked. And I loved some of the details, like during Red and Black you could see the sign on the café saying "Café Musain" and there were just lots of little book details like that. When I'd heard that there'd be no turntable I was really confused as to how on EARTH it could work without it, but for the most part I think it managed just fine. The only part I really missed it was after the final battle, and during One Day More, the staging of which really wasn't too my liking and I felt really disappointed by it as its my favourite song. I didn't like the lack of turntable after the final battle because obviously the stage turns and you see Enjolras laying dead on the flag, and to make up for this the barricade parted and was wheeled off stage to reveal Enjolras laying dead in a cart, conveniently in the same cart Gavroche was lying dead in. And it just wasn't effective at all.

The costumes were lovely too, some of them I prefer to the London production. They were much more period accurate, and Cosette looked simply lovely in her new brightly coloured dresses. They didn't change everything though and in some cases the changes were quite subtle.

Wig changes were most noticeable. Javert starts off with no wig, and then later on when it gets to Paris he has chin length hair. I liked the beginning as he looked young and having his hair change so drastically halfway through made his aging really more obvious, but I really didn't like the chin length hair, I'd rather him go back to his usual ponytail at that point. The bishop has no wig which I preferred, I dunno why but I never liked the bishops wig for some reason so I was glad to see it go. Cosette is no longer a brunette, she had a lovely dark blonde colour hair and it wasn't curled in ringlets, just had more of a natural looking wave to it. And then we move on to Enjolras's new wig. Hmm. I was really excited to see it when I found out they'd made Enjolras blonde to better fit his book description, but after seeing it I just wish they hadn't bothered. He didn't just look bad, he looked hilarious. He actually really reminded me of someone and I couldn't work out who until I was on my way home. And then it hit me. < I'm not even kidding, Enjolras's hair was EXACTLY like that. Which also made him very hard to take seriously.

I loved Petit Gervais at the beginning, it was a really small part and would totally go over the heads of anyone who hasn't read the book, but it fit in really well and I just loved that they'd put him in. The little boy (Dylan Jones) was fab as Petit Gervais and Gavroche. I often don't like Gavroche and find him to be just an irritating little kid (I certainly didn't rate him much in London) by Dylan Jones was a real scene stealer, and the good kind of cheeky rather than the type that makes you root for him to be killed off already.

I was really dreading seeing Gareth Gates as Marius, I just knew him as "that prick from Pop Idol" and had alot of preconceived ideas about him and expected him to be rubbish. So it shocked me that he was good. And not just good, but really really good, his performance was one of my favourite things about the production. His voice was good (not Michael Ball good, but who is?) and you could tell from his performance that he's read the brick. He's a really good actor, you really saw the character of Marius grow as the show went on. He was amazing during Empty Chairs at Empty Tables too, he really seemed like a broken man whos just come out of battle, he was hobbling round on a walking stick but also the way he held himself gave the impression that he was in pain and suffering.

It was my first time seeing John Owen Jones and I'm obviously very aware of all the hype surrounding him as an actor. But personally I didn't really get it. Yes he's a very good actor with a very powerful voice, but I dunno. He was no better than David Shannon IMO.

Jon Robyns was pretty bad as Enjolras. He didn't really do a lot with the character and spent most of the show strutting around like Action Man. He had no presence and just isn't the sort of person you'd follow into battle. Maybe I've just been spoilt having David Thaxton as my first Enjolras, I don't know, but Robyns certainly didn't match up (and the god awful perm certainly didn't help matters).

Earl was of course wonderful as Javert. Stars was absolutely beautiful, especially with the new sets and background. And Javert's Suicide was infinitely better, Javert actually jumps off of the bridge rather than the bridge jumping off of Javert. He jumps and is suspended in mid air whilst the background changes to look like a dark water surface. And then Javert (whilst still in mid air) is pulled backwards towards the background and completely disappears into it. Much more effective than rolling around on the floor. I was very stricken when Earl got boos at the curtain call, but then I realised it was probably just people being idiots because he played the "bad guy". Which also irked me because I don't see Javert as a villain, theres more to his character to categorise him as such. But hey ho.

Katie Hall was absolutely precious as Cosette, she was better here than when I saw her in London. As I've said she looked really beautiful in her new dresses and as a blonde, and actually made me think of Alice on several occasions, she had a very childlike and charming quality to her. And I loved how she kept twirling in her dresses.

I wasn't very impressed with Madalena Alberto as Fantine. She wasn't a very good actress and shouted and overacted her way through I Dreamed A Dream and lost alot of its poignancy as a result.

Other than that, there were just littler things that I liked. I liked Luke Kempner as Montparnasse. I liked that Jon Robyns and Gareth Gates played the two policemen with Javert in Fantine's Arrest (so it looked like Marius and Enjolras were police officers). I liked the mob that followed Valjean and the police back to the bishops.  I didn't particularly like the beginning of At The End Of The Day (staging was abit weird). Ashley Artus was abit weird as Thénardier, I couldn't decide if I liked him or not.

Overall though I enjoyed it very much and am very much looking forward to seeing it again in Norwich. I'm also building myself up to maybe try and go to the stage door at Norwich, IDK. I'd love to, but I'm shy and a bit of a social retard, I don't do well at small talk. But I figure how hard can it be to just say "Hi, you were great, I can has your autograph and a picture? :D"
 
 
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Fantine
15 January 2010 @ 10:55 pm
Retail therapy is the best kind of therapy  
Today I woke up throughly depressed, but I actually had a surpisingly wonderful day. I got my first university interview invitation which was a real confidence boost as I've been stressing so much about it. I ordered two Angelic Pretty lucky packs because I've spent the last few months being so unhappy I figured I deserve to buy myself some happiness. I got a big chunk of sorting my room out done (I'm kinda redoing my bedroom abit). And my Bodyline parcel arrived:



Apart from the costs of going to the theatre, these are my last real splurges, its all save save save from here on out. So I figured I might as well make it a splurge to remember <3
 
 
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Fantine
08 January 2010 @ 10:34 pm
 


Saw Sherlock Holmes tonight (at bloody last!). It was just as good as I expected it to be, if not maybe even slightly better.

It's still odd to me though how many fans Robert Downey Jr now has. I've been a fan of his for at least a good eight years now? And I remember when I used to list him as one of my favourite actors people used to roll their eyes and be like "how can you like that drug addicted good for nothing???". It just makes me laugh how quickly people change their minds over someone. Since Iron Man everyones a fan. Even my mum XD


And a music meme because I'm bored... )
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Fantine
06 January 2010 @ 10:58 pm
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful  


I had to phone in work today to tell them I was snowed in. Its probably about three inches thick and as I'm not the worlds most confident driver I simply refuse to even try in this type of weather. I'm not a risk taker.



So I just sat indoors and drew pretty pictures all day ♥
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Fantine
03 January 2010 @ 11:07 pm
 

I got a new tumblr. Well, ok, its my old one with a new name. Am gonna try and update it more regulary from now on (I would say everyday but I know I'll never keep that up)

I also finally sent off my UCAS application today. Now comes the scary bit D:

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Fantine
01 January 2010 @ 12:49 am
2010  
So it's half an hour into the new year already, 2010 has just begun. I decided not to bother making resolutions this year, I only forget them by February and then get depressed about them next December when I look back at them and see what I haven't accomplished. So I decided why set myself up for failure? Just got with it and see what 2010 has to offer instead.

2009 was a really really shitty year. Nothing really happened, and if anything I'm 10x more depressed and miserable now than I was this time last year and it felt like very few good things happened. But I did learn alot of lessons in 2009, and for that I am grateful. I met and made friends with a wonderful girl 5 years my senior who showed me exactly what my life will be if I didn't get up off my backside and make something happen. I procrastinated less and accomplished alot in comparison to previous years. I tried new things and felt I grew as a person as a result: I took dance classes, French lessons, I went to London for two days completely alone. I now have independence and know what direction my life is going and where I want to go.

This time last year I expected to wake up in 2009 and for my life to improve just like *that*. Just because it was a brand new year. Well that didn't happen and maybe that was part of what made 2009 such a bad year: I expected too much of it.

I go into 2010 with no expections, only hopes and dreams. I hope to get into one of my top two choice universities. I hope to move away and start a new life elsewhere and finally be truly happy. But I know none of this will happen unless I make it, and tomorrow I know I will wake up and feel no different than I do today. And I'm ok with that, because by God am I gonna try my hardest to make 2010 a better year.
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Fantine
27 December 2009 @ 04:14 pm
 
I've been pondering making myself a proper art portfolio website for a while, and I quickly knocked one up for the hell of it:


Let me know what you think! :)
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Fantine
27 December 2009 @ 01:54 pm
"You might just aswell say that 'I like what I get' is the same thing as 'I get what I like'!"  
Just wanted to show off two of the things I got for Christmas now I have a card reader again and can upload photos:



In case you didn't notice the front of the book on top:



Now I'm Alice for real ^^

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Fantine
25 December 2009 @ 10:07 pm
I'm dreaming of a white christmas  

We sort of had a white Christmas this year, which was nice. No snow actually fell, but there was snow on the ground. And I don't ever remember having snow on Christmas day thats how rare that is here (I don't know if theres even been any snow on Christmas day before in my lifetime)

I hope everybody enjoyed their holiday, I certainly did. In fact I think its the nicest Christmas I've had in a while. And I got my parents to watch a Pixar film with me for the third year in a row, oh yes! Its becoming a bit of a tradition, now they've seen Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc and The Incredibles!

Today I got:

* An alarm clock
* Lots of bits of make up and a nice make up bag
* Lots of chocolate
* Various clothes
* The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston (OMGYAYFINALLY!!!<3333333333333)
* A watch

And just other little bits and bobs, I'll probably end up taking some pictures tomorrow.

And thank you for the lovely cards [livejournal.com profile] rose_freckles  and [livejournal.com profile] sheerpoetry :*
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Fantine
21 December 2009 @ 06:05 pm
Good riddance 2009  
01. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
Went all the way to London ALL ON MY OWN. Which might not sound like a lot to you, but for me it was a huge step to independence.

02. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes, I would say I did pretty well with my resolutions. I procrastinated less and got a hell of a lot done in the process, and I learnt to manage my money a whole lot better. And no I won't bother making resolutions again next year. I only forget them by February.

03. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope.

04. Did anyone close to you die?
No thankfully.

05. What countries did you visit?
England. Not even the UK, just England.

06. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Success. With a number of different things.

07. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 22nd. Seriously, that trip to London helped me so much and made me realise so many things, and I had a bloody good time thrown into the bargain.

08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Just all the lessons I learnt. 2009 was seriously the year of learning and discovery for me.

09. What was your biggest failure?
Still being in the same place as I was last year (ie still working a dead end job I don't like and still living with my parents. And still being single). But I'm ok with that, because unlike this time ast year, I have plans.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yep, both in the same week. I broke my first bone (my foot) and was hospitalised for the first time in my life (which I'm still suffering from, though its getting better and healing)

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My London trip.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
I don't know. I'll say my friends at Pleasure Island, they helped me realise alot of things.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Friends that aret no longer my friends.

14. Where did most of your money go?
On my car -_-

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
London. It's really the ony interesting thing that happened to me all year.

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Uprising by Muse <333

17. Compared to this time last year, you are:
Older 

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Drawing. Though I'm back on track. But enough drawing can never be done.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Crying. No one likes crying.

20. How will you be spending/did you spend Christmas?
With my parents. I'm determined to enjoy it as it could (hopefully) be my last Christmas whilst I'm actually living at home annd getting to help plan it all with my mum.

21. How will you be spending New Year's Eve?
At the hospital. And nothing in the night, I can't be bothered.

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?
Nope.

23. How many one-night stands?
None, not my style.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
No new ones. Friends is always my favourite.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate is probably a bit strong, but I felt badly hurt by people that I trusted with my whole heart and that I don't forgive. Dislike would be more appropriate.

26. What was the best book you read?
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I only wish I'd not been such a silly billy and read it sooner.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Probably just Paloma Faith. I mostly just listen to the same old music I've always listened to.

28. What did you want and get?
To go to London. And some pretty additions to my wardrobe.

29. What did you want and not get?
A lot.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Hmm, its differcult. I certainly can't remember all the new films I saw this year, and there was nothing remarkable that stands out most in my memory. And some films I wanted to see I never got round to. I liked The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Hannah Montana Movie (don't laugh, I liked it!), and Angels and Demons. Oh an Up of course!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 21 and just went out for a really nice meal with my folks.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If I had succeeded with something.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
I have no idea. I don't even have a style I just wear things I like.

34. What kept you sane?
Music and my art, especially the two together.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Still Robert Downey Jr.

35. What was your favorite video game of the year?
Worms for my Nintendo DS. It's an old game, but it was new for me this year

36. Who has made the most cameos in your dreams this year?
I actually very rarely remember my dreams, so I've no idea.

37. Who did you miss?
Sarah. But she chose to take sides.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
All my friends from Pleasure Island as they taught me alot about myself (often without realising it).

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:
That Dory's right: You gotta just keep swimming and it'll all turn out and fall into place eventually.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky,
You'll get by
If you smile,
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile, and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
For you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear
May be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile.
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Fantine
19 December 2009 @ 07:47 pm
OMGYAY!!!  
Exactly one month today until I go see Les Mis in Manchester   Woohooooo!
 
 
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Fantine
15 December 2009 @ 06:50 pm
30 days of sharing  
Day 09 → A photo you took

Squirrel

I take a lot of photos so it was hard to pick, but I settled on this little guy. It was taken two years ago at a point when I was really happy in life and totally care free. Plus its a fucking SQUIRREL. And not a single bit of this photo is zoom, I really was that close to it. He was so tame and cute. And rather fat because everyone was feeding him.

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