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Winding down - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Winding down
Phew - all that having fun was jolly hard work.

I don't do horror films. I, a product of the dalek-generation, am well versed in the ancient protective arts of "watching through ones fingers". This might cause some people amusement, but I am at heart the most delicate of flowers and too many shocks and my petals will fall to the floor where they will be crushed by passing goths without so much as a "how do you do".

In case you didn't guess that was a review of Gothika I'll precis... Audience meets pretty girl; pretty girl is going out with ugly man; prettier man flirts with pretty girl; pretty girl goes to swimming pool (it's important later!); pretty girl meets ghost; pretty girl wakes up in mential hospital; prettier man sprayed with grey paint so audience aren't sure what side he's on; pretty girl gets a shower scene with other girls; pretty girl escapes; pretty girl meets ghost in swimming pool; plot twist happens; pretty girl looks like she's got away; plot twist happens; plot discarded; less-pretty girl gets a job.

It was ok. Twin Peaks meets Shawshank Redemption meets Starship Troopers meets Sex and the City.

Following this trauma I met an old friend. Slightly peachy, but good with a light mixer. I don't recall much except attempting to leech pheremones off pax_draconis(who retaliated by telling me NWO gossip which will bug me for the next five months), having a conversation with blaak, counting to 100 and posing for awful photos for purplewizard. Oh, and I got pushed into the Ladies where there was a concert going on.

Sunday involved a train station (boo!) and a pub. The pub contained chocolate. This was good.

Today I had to get up and drive to Oxford. This is only good in the way that it is going to be the last time for some time. Tomorrow I'm doing the parent-thing for a couple of nights (reduced net access) then I have an hour on Thursday to pack for Whitby. Busy busy busy.

Current Mood: discontent discontent
Current Music: Shogun

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ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: April 19th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Slightly peachy, but good with a light mixer

I don't recall your making use of the mixer. :-p
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 19th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I was trying to work to the Pareto principle - 80% booze to 20% mixer.

But in most cases it was probably more likely 98% booze to 2% mixer I admit.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: April 19th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I think Archers is best neat, anyway. :-)
From: pax_draconis Date: April 19th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Will you and Porridge be in Brum prior to Whitby but post tomorrow? I should be able to significantly improve your Radio 4 reception.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 19th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Rar! Back Thurs eve, off again Fri lunch. Porridge is not coming north though so feel free to tweak when you are passing.
From: pax_draconis Date: April 19th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Willdo.
kingandy From: kingandy Date: April 19th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Leech Pheremones"?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 19th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could say that it's a long story about birds and birds; and bees and bees but that could come across as slightly patronising.

I recall, in parallel to consuming alcohol, I was bemoaning my record with "other bees" (rather than "other birds") and was attempting to seek chemical assistance in solving all the associated problems.

Is that pretty much what you expected?
kingandy From: kingandy Date: April 19th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think. I'm not completely convinced that I've caught your implication, but I can make all sorts of inferences of my own, and that's almost as good.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 19th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it is not clear, despite one slight error, then I shall remain enigmatic and leave it to your imagination :-)
kingandy From: kingandy Date: April 19th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is perhaps not so much lack of clarity as it is lack of conviction. I am loath to read too much into things people say, in case I am wrong.

You delicate flower you.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 19th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why let fact get in the way of LiveJournal?

Conviction? Meh. Let me start by telling you about my mother...
From: pax_draconis Date: April 19th, 2004 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The ancient and time-honoured art of Stealing Someone's Mojo. Or at least borrowing it for a bit and bringing it back all limp and soggy.

sixtine From: sixtine Date: April 19th, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
First fish paste and now limp and soggy mojo. You are messing with my head in a very bad way!
bacony From: bacony Date: April 19th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can't watch the gore? Me Either! I'm always half pulling the arm off the poor chap next to me from trying to bury my face in their shoulder.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 19th, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not the gore as such - it's the jumpy-suspense bits. Gore I can cope with. Even if I know what to expect it doesn't help.
sixtine From: sixtine Date: April 19th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tart!
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: April 19th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dalek-generation, pish! Do you remember anything pre-Tom Baker? (And seeing repeats later in life doesn't count!)
kingandy From: kingandy Date: April 19th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pah. Anyone who can remember pre-McGann is permitted Who nostalgia.
irdm From: irdm Date: April 19th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some people may have actually viewed the first episode live. Although they certainly missed the historic significance at the time.
oldnick From: oldnick Date: April 20th, 2004 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Pah indeed!

Anyone who did not watch in the Pertwee days has no right to nostalgia.
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