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12. What's inside your fridge?

Eggs, a pack of bockworst sausages, two containers of portobello mushrooms, danish feta cheese, philadelphia cream cheese, soda water, crushed garlic and various mustards and mayonnaise's.

I know it's pretty empty, but there's no point in having much food at home at the moment as you get well fed on a film set. I get a full breakfast, a substantial lunch (which can sometimes be at 5pm at night if we're filming a split shift), and various craft snacks (spring rolls, toasted sandwiches and pies being the most common ones) at various intervals during the day. There's also continuous fruit, and biscuits and things to drink all day. So I eat well at work and then have a small snack when I get home from work, hence the cream cheese blocks, etc. So no need for much food at home for the next two months.

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11. List 15 of your favourite things

1. My cat
2. Books
3. Movies
4. Music
5. Chocolate
6. Travelling
7. Snuggling under the duvet on my bed
8. My laptop
9. My Kindle Paperwhite
10. Bubblebath
11. Red Wine
12. Sushi
13. My Ipod
14. My camera
15. Magazines

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9. What are your worst habits?

I'm really untidy.
I'm a control freak.
I'm very stubborn.
I leave the dishes in the sink until I accumulate a full sink load before I wash them.
I fall asleep in the bath frequently.

10. What's your best physical feature?

I like my eyes the most. They are hazel with long eyelashes. But they are more on the green side of hazel than the brown side, so depending on what I wear, they can look really green. But somedays they even look turquoise.

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7. Your Pet Hates

Cruelty towards animals
People who talk through movies at the cinema
People who stand too close to you in a queue. I have a wide circle of personal space and don't like people encroaching on it. If they can nudge you with their basket or trolley, they're too close!
People who talk loudly
People who drive like idiots. Especially if they don't have their children buckled in.

8. What's in your handbag?

I don't use a handbag. Everything I bring with me, I carry in my jean's pocket. And that is my wallet, my phone, a lipbalm, and my keys are hooked from a beltloop. I travel light.

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5. 10 Songs you love right now

I listen to my favourites over and over, so some of these songs may be "old", but I'm still listening to them.

1. For your entertainment - Adam Lambert
2. The Last Goodbye - David Cook
3. Mr Know-it-all - Kelly Clarkson
4. I got Nothin' - Darius Rucker
5. Skyfall - Adelle
6. Heaven - Emile Sande
7. Waiting for Superman - Daughtry
8. Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
9. Beneath your beautiful - Labrinth
10. Diamonds - Rhianna

6. Your 5 Senses right now
Sight: Alexander Skarsgard
Sound: Football players chirping each other
Taste: Salted Almonds
Smell: Petrol / Sea Air
Touch: Computer keyboard

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2. 20 Facts about me. Part 2

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This is going to have to be 31 non-consecutive days because I am just not getting there. First week of shoot is always crazy so hopefully things will ease up once we're past the first week and I can post more regularly.

However, I fully intend to complete the full 31 questions.

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I'm going to do these slightly out of order as I don't have time tonight to do number 2. I'll some back to it when I have more time.

3. Your favourite quote

I don't actually have a favourite quote. Because I'm always reading tons of stuff I'm constantly seeing something and going "must remember that!" And then I find something else in the next book. And so on.

Really the only one that still resonates today and that I kind of use as my life motto is "Carpe Diem". Yes, I know it's almost everyone else's favourite quote, or at the very least, the most remembered. This quote and "the road less travelled" are what I try to apply to my life. I've made a point of pushing myself out of my comfortable little rut on a frequent basis, either by doing something that scared me, or going on adventures, or even giving up the security of permanent, full-time employment to work in my dream industry - even with all the uncertainty that comes with becoming a freelancer and not earning regularly.  I've now changed career paths completely three times in my life, which has meant starting from scratch each time.

And in my job now, I'm attempting a move from Production to 2nd Assistant Directing, so this is another change of scene, one that may or may not work out. I will just have to wait and see how it pans out. But even if it doesn't work out, I'll be glad I gave it a try.

4. What are you afraid of?

Something bad happening to my family. Seriously, it's my worst nightmare.

My cat getting sick and dying. Realistically, I know this is going to happen in the next couple of years as she's 18 years old although she's still in perfect health. I've had her nearly half my life, and I can't imagine her not being around. It's going to be just awful when she goes. I don't even want to think about it.

Public speaking. I hate it with a passion. Even worse if it is to people I have never met. My worst nightmare *shudder*. Hats off to all those who can do this without a second thought.

Not being able to pay my bills. As a freelancer I don't have a regular income, so anything I do earn is juggled around so that I can pay everything I need to. But sometimes it just doesn't work. I had to leave a job in April for health related reasons, and didn't work again for 5 months, which used up all my savings and tapped me out. Thankfully I'm working again and can start paying off the debt and saving again. But I have nightmares of being unable to meet my obligations.

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Yeah, this isn't happening today. Just got back at 11pm after being up from 4:30 this morning on set.

Our internet on set was also not strong enough to open up LJ.

So will attempt to do numbers 2 & 3 tomorrow.

Now off to bed. Thankfully I can get up a half hour later tomorrow morning!

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I'm going to try and do this challenge, as my previous plan to post more frequently came to a dismal halt. I'm not promising anything because my new movie starts filming tomorrow so my days are bound to be hectic. But sometimes, you still end up with some downtime during the day on set, so will see how I go. 

So to start:

1. Introduction and recent photo
I'm Karen (Kaz/ KC), 43 years old and work in the film industry. Single and live with my 18 year old, female Siamese X cat, Sasha. I live in Cape Town, and have been in Cape Town for 13 years after living in Johannesburg for 30 years. In my spare time I read, watch movies, hang around on the internet, and do various artsy things when I can be bothered. I also like to sleep a lot.

I've been a fangirl for many years and have fallen into one fandom after the other, but my interactions never tend to move beyond that of "lurker". And I usually find that reading fic pulls me into a fandom. I mostly find a fandom well after it has started, but for the first time I'm here at the beginning of one, for "Sleepy Hollow", which I'm enjoying, although I'm not shipping anyone in it right now. But we're only three episodes in, so will have to see what develops. I'll talk about my other fandoms later.

I'm not going to post a photo as I sometimes talk about my work on here, and due to confidentiality clauses, it's better that my face is not out on the web.

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Well, I had a post with a huge amount of movies reviewed that I was trying to upload, that Dreamwidth just ate. Don't know if I feel up to retyping the whole thing again, as, like a newbie, I just typed it straight into the post window, rather than copying and pasting from Word. Grrrr.

And the autosaved draft just takes me to a blank post.

Thanks a lot Dreamwidth!


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Seriously! The amount of spam I'm getting on this journal in comments is now ridiculous. What happened? Did they forget to include the spam filters when they sold it to the Russians?

And now that I'm using my journal semi-frequently again, I'm getting spam every day. Guess the spambots have figured this is not an abandoned journal after all.

So annoying!

Is there anything I can do?
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 So I've been doing more reading than watching these last few days, but I do still have some movies watched recently. They are as follows:

Django UnchainedCollapse )

ContagionCollapse )

Seven PsychopathsCollapse )

Avatar Special EditionCollapse )

PandorumCollapse )

Frequently asked questions about time travelCollapse )

PaulCollapse )

Have memorial service to attend this afternoon so it's doubtful I'll be watching anything today. Will post again as soon as I have a few movies to talk about.

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Man, the spam in my live journal message box is unbelievable now.

Anyway, it's now winter season for feature films here in Cape Town, which means I'm not working right now until the summer season starts up again - unless one of my documentaries for winter gets greenlit. I have about 2T of media on some hard drives, and about 120G on my laptop, of TV series, movies and documentaries, a lot of which I have never watched. I always have the drives with me, especially when working on long projects like the Mad Max movie last year, when I was in Namibia for the whole year. For one reason and another, I just never get around to watching everything, so some of the stuff I have is new (Oscar nominated/winners etc) and some of it is just stuff I've acquired along the way, some of it I've gone out of my way to get, thinking it looked interesting but just never got around to watching. And some of it is old stuff that I still haven't gotten to. (I read a lot as well, so if I'm not watching stuff, it's probably because I'm reading - when I'm not working 16hr days on a feature film).

So my plan this winter is to watch everything on my drives that I have not already seen, until I have watched absolutely everything I have saved, and write about it here on LJ.

I'll be reviewing everything I watch, and there will be spoilers, and it will all be my opinion, so if you don't agree with something I say about your favourite move/TV show/documentary, remember - MY opinion. But feel free to tell me why I'm wrong in the comments. I'm always interested in other opinions of popular media.

So to kick this off, some stuff I watched this last week:

Review Day 1

House at the end of the StreetCollapse )

ArgoCollapse )

50/50Collapse )

Attack the BlockCollapse )
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Will post again when I've watched some more stuff.


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Had my first day off today and managed to get the following on my list done:

- Take cat to vet for Health Certificate (she's coming with me)
- Get Vet to complete Inter-territorial Movement Permit for cat and send to SA state vet for signature (then wait for it to be sent back) - the reason I'm only going up at end January.
- Go to bank to change sms notifications to emails (I'm NOT paying roaming fees!), change address on account, set up investment account
- Go to Post office to redirect mail from my post box to friend's address, redirect mail from home delivery to friend's address
- Go to store to buy big plastic storage containers for packing purposes
- Go to different store to buy cardboard boxes for packing - may not need them as the plastic containers are large
- Go to various stores to stock up on various supplements and supplies that I am not sure I will be able to get up there.
- Take car to panel beaters (damage to be fixed done on last job)
- Take car to be serviced
- Pack my flat up (while working 16 hour days 6 days a week for the next five weeks)
- Confirm storage unit I have booked to store my stuff, organise to collect keys and buy padlock for door
- Confirm date with moving company
- Book guest house to stay in that will take animals so that I will have somewhere to stay after moving out of my flat but before I depart for Namibia.
- Collect state permit for cat
- Drive to Namibia (listening to cat complain the whole way - 22 hours of joy)
- Organise car insurance for while in Namibia
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I also managed to pack all of my clothes (apart from the ones going to Namibia with me); that took 4 x 110L storage containers. Man, I have a lot of clothes! One entire container is just shoes, and that's after I gave away three bags of heels!

All of my ornaments, pictures, picture frames and costume jewellery, as well as a cupboard of towels.

Three bags to go to goodwill, one bag of rubbish to throw out.

Now just have to pack the following:

CDs & DVDs
Craft items
Kitchen - will be able to pack a lot of this as a lot of the stuff I don't use every day.

I feel much more relaxed now that I've gotten so much stuff done.

Tomorrow I am going to sleep late, spend Xmas with friend and family, and maybe pack another box or two tomorrow night.

Family day is going to be "Sherlock Holmes 2" at the cinema and lunch with friends and then maybe some more packing. If I can break the back of the majority of the packing in these three days, then I will only have the last few things to pack just before the move and my stress levels will go down. That's the theory, anyway.

Hope you are all enjoying your Xmas Eve. Catch you on the flipside!

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Briefly surfacing to wish all on my flist a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate, and festive greetings if you don't.

Signed up to do a huge movie, which is going to necessitate a lot of big changes. Having to move to another country for a year will do that to you. I can't talk about the movie as I signed a confidentiality agreement, but the title of the movie in no way sounds like 'sad fax'! :)

So I have three days off this year - and all of them are public holidays (Xmas, family day and New Year's Day), in which to get everything I need to do before I leave, done. I leave at the end of January and before then I have to do the following:

- Take cat to vet for Health Certificate (she's coming with me)
- Get Vet to complete Inter-territorial Movement Permit for cat and send to SA state vet for signature (then wait for it to be sent back) - the reason I'm only going up at end January.
- Go to bank to change sms notifications to emails (I'm NOT paying roaming fees!), change address on account, set up investment account
- Go to Post office to redirect mail from my post box to friend's address, redirect mail from home delivery to friend's address
- Go to store to buy big plastic storage containers for packing purposes
- Go to different store to buy cardboard boxes for packing 
- Go to various stores to stock up on various supplements and supplies that I am not sure I will be able to get up there.
- Take car to panel beaters (damage to be fixed done on last job)
- Take car to be serviced
- Pack my flat up (while working 16 hour days 6 days a week for the next five weeks)
- Confirm storage unit I have booked to store my stuff, organise to collect keys and buy padlock for door
- Confirm date with moving company
- Book guest house to stay in that will take animals so that I will have somewhere to stay after moving out of my flat but before I depart for Namibia.
- Collect state permit for cat
- Drive to Namibia (listening to cat complain the whole way - 22 hours of joy)
- Organise car insurance for while in Namibia
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Now tell me how many of those places I mentioned are open on a Sunday?!?

I think I might be insane!

But wow, it's going to be a great job to be on!!!!

So if I am even less communicative that usual (hard to do but possible!) you'll understand why, won't you?

So may you and your families have a wonderful festive season, and I hope that the new year brings in better times for you all. 2011 has been a shitty year for a lot of people, so my wish for you is that the new year improves upon that.

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 From </a>

It's National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the book. Post these rules as part of your post.

"cloud billowing up all around it as she did so."

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 Still alive although not around LJ much. About to head up to JHB next week for a job on a German feature film - working with lions: adults and cubs.

Here's a meme that was interesting to me. Gakked from [info]slodwick.

01. Open your music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc).
02. Put it on shuffle.
03. Press play.
04. For every question, type the song that's playing.
05. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
06. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool....

I was using Itunes, in case it matters.

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Gakked from janne_d

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever:

1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Strikeout the shows you've never seen.
4. Post your answers.

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I've watched quite a lot of TV...

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 This is my first post in what feels like forever and my first post this year.

I've been so busy with work I haven't had any time for fun stuff. Deep into commercial season at the moment so I'm just moving from prepping one, filming it, wrapping it, prepping the next - ad nauseum.

Last year I spent three weeks traveling through Scotland and two weeks in Wales and managed to take about 2000 photographs.

I managed to sort through them this weekend and have a selection of my best photos to post, so I thought I would share.

The files are quite big so I will drop them under a cut to save your reading lists.

Photos under the cut because I can't make thumbnails...Collapse )

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And read the comments as well


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Originally posted by dr_is_in at Copied via quite a few other places.....not sure of the original source...
*I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

*I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.

*I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

*I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

*We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

*I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

*I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

*I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

*I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

*We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

*I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

*I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

*I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

*I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

*I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

*I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

*I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

*I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I did not have to always deal with society hating me.

*I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

*I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

Re-post this if you believe homophobia/transphobia is wrong. Please do your part to end it.

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Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

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 Loving Scotland. Will post pictures when I'm back home. Feet are killing me tho. My Merrills hiking boots turned out to not be up to the task. Tip for you all, wear Crocs when doing the all day walking thing. They're bloody ugly, but are bliss on the feet. I was crippled the first day after 12 hours on my feet, and i would have been unable to carry on if I hadn't found a shoe store and bought a pair of Crocs.

Luckily the weather has been co-operating and we had our first rainy day today after 5 great days. Currently sitting in a huge room in Broomhall Castle, on my double bed. Contemplating taking a nice long soak in the claw-footed victorian tub :)

Had a fantastic meal last night at a restaurant on the shores of Loch Lomond. Best meal so far. Have been underwhelmed by the food to date. Do you know how difficult it is to get a cooked breakfast before ten in the morning in London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow? Haven't yet tried in other towns. Luckily from now on most of our accommodation is on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Another tip in the major centers: use the open top, hop on hop off, bus tours. Best way to get around quickly, and see all the major attractions. We managed to see everything we wanted to see in the limited time we had in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Tomorrow, Stirling Castle, Logie Kirk and the Wallace monument. No rain for tomorrow so I will be able to wear my crocs to climb the 276 steps to the top of the Wallace monument.

In conclusion, Scotland for the win!

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iTunes Meme

I thought this was quite interesting

Number of Songs Total: 7122
Total Length of Songs: 19.9 days 

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Just logged onto LJ and found a bag of money waiting for me for my 40th birthday! rilestar , thank you so much! I, too, wish it was a real one :)

Thank you for making me smile!!!

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Stolen from winterlive 

1. Bold the names of guys you'd definitely sex it up with.
2. Italicize the names of guys you might do after a little persuasion.
3. Leave the guys who don't do anything for you alone.
4. Put a question mark ? after the guys you've never heard of.
5. Strike the guys you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.
6. Add THREE more guys to the list.

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Thank you nimnod and morcalivan and anonomouse for my snowflake cookies. Much appreciated!

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God, I haven't posted anything since my birthday in July. Wow. So this is going to be a bit of an update. Cut for those who are not interested.

So between work and having multiple bouts of bronchitis I've been kept pretty occupied.

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And that's what I've been up to for the last three months. So, did anyone try to break the internet while I was away?

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rilestar , thank you so much for the gift. It is much appreciated! *smooshes you*

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So R is being released from hospital today, 6 days after being shot in the head. Which I personally think is a miracle. He is understandibly getting tired very easily, and loses track during conversations, but that is expected to resolve itself over his recovery period.

He is having another op tomorrow afternoon on his eye, in an outpatient procedure, to clean up the eye socket and prepare it for having a false eye inserted. Obviously the eyes are made from scratch to exactly match the remaining one, so it will take about two - three months before the eye is ready to be put in place. So he will be wearing a patch in the meantime.

The long term emotional and physical adjustments remain to be seen.

But thankfully he is still with us, which is the important thing.

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Had some terrible news over the weekend. My best friend, M, who is currently six months pregnant, lives in Johannesburg with her partner, R, of 20 years and their two year old son. It was her birthday on Thursday night and he took her out to the movies to see X-men Origins.

Coming back to their house after the movie, someone attempted to hijack them, and shot R in the head.

So instead of having a nice birthday, M has been at the hospital for the last five days waiting for news on R's prognosis. Got an SMS this morning saying R is now awake and aware of what is going on, which is fantastic news after having major brain surgery. So that is the good. The bad is that he is going to lose his left eye. Rather his eye, than his life, for sure, but still.

He will be having surgery on his eye on Wednesday, probably to remove it.

I can't help feeling rather useless as I am here in Cape Town, starting work on a new project and unable to to be any kind of support for her. And no, I know it's not about me, but I would like to be able to assist her in any way I could, which is very difficult from the other side of the country.
I'm just so mad on her behalf. I'm grateful that they didn't kill him but so angry that a person cannot be safe when leaving and arriving at their own home. I'm also so thankful that their two year old son was not in the car with them. I don't want to be one of those negative people saying the country is going down the tubes, but more and more as I hear stories like this I am feeling like this.

R is self-employed and M's not working due to taking time off for maternity leave. So they have a financial problem as well as a result of this senseless act of violence. At the very least I'll be able to lend her some monetary support until R is back on his feet, however long that is going to take.

And yes, I completely see the irony of getting shot in the head after coming back from seeing a movie about a character SpoilersCollapse )

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Just testing if the crossposter works yet. Now to resolve the issue with my icons. Can't do with just one!

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Hi there

So I've got five invite codes to give away if anyone wants them.

Send me a comment or an email at sheylindria@yahoo.com and the first five people get them.
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Of the win

So I've been looking for a nice pair of fingerless gloves for this winter as the pair I had last winter are falling apart, and all clicked and nasty looking. Finally found a pair of funky stripey ones at Woolies that come all the way up my forearms. I only wish they were a bit more fitted because they are a bit baggy once past my fingers, but that's a small price to pay for cute, stripey gloves that will stop my fingers wanting to fall off while I type this winter! \o/

Of the fail

I've been house sitting again this long weekend, and when that happens I have access to satellite television (cable, for all my non-SA friends) and during my marathon amount of TV watching, some muckety muck from Hollywood was giving her make-up tip of the day. Apparently dove gray is the new black in nail polish colours this season, and she was showing us how to mix it up. Hmmm, I thought, I have a bottle of white I'm not using, and lots of bottles of black (I like non ladylike goth colours on my nails - my toenails are currently black sparkles). Let's mix some up and see what it looks like.

In a word, no. Just...no. I am now sporting Zombie fingers. I'll wear it to work tomorrow to show everyone how horrible it looks, then it's a date with acetone for me.

The moral of the story? Don't believe what the magic box tells you!! Things that seem like a bad idea when you consider them, usually are.

Here's proof: a picture of one of my happy making fingerless gloves on the zombie hand of dooooooom /o\

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So I lucked into a Dreamwidth account during one of their random openID draws. I can be found there as Sheylindria as well.

I have no plans to move from LJ and will crosspost - if I ever manage to get it to work - in the event I have something to say.

Now back to my regularly scheduled lurking.

Not sure this is a good idea, having two places not to say anything!

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Is it any wonder these two were cast as father and son? Yes, that is Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the middle. It's all about the mouth and chin.

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The cat is trying to share my lap with the laptop, and not succeeding too well. She's noisily expressing her displeasure at being displaced. :)

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So I am now into wrap on this movie I'm working on so my head is above water again, and I can take the time to do things other than work; like sleep, and read my f-list, and post sporadic memes and the odd entry.

This last week has been a nightmare of organisation as I have had to move the entire unit up to Maputo to finish the last two weeks of shoot (not all by myself, obviously, but the organisation preparation has mostly been done by two of us in the office, and then my colleague went to Mozambique three days ago to set up the office there, so I have been the only one still in Cape Town making sure everything happened according to our prep). The equipment trucks departed in convoy at 5 Saturday morning, and I have the last of the crew leaving over the next few days via airplane. Once that happens, I'll be wrapping up this production office and dealing with any things that come through from Mozambique.

Two weeks of peace (hopefully) before I have to move them all back down to CT again.

So while I have been drowning in work, I've watched and read very little. I've managed to watch about two thirds of Merlin, and I'll hopefully finish the rest over the weekend.

Last movie I saw was 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' which I did enjoy, more for the amazing technical aspects of it than for the story or Brad Pitt's acting. I have a big crush on Cate Blanchett and she is positively luminous in this movie.

Also saw 'He's just not that into you' and was decidedly unimpressed. I was expecting it to be funny! The best thing in this movie was Justin Long. Boy, am I crushing hard on that little geek! Oh, and Bradley Cooper's blue, blue eyes.

Once my last crew member gets on a plane this afternoon, I may take myself off to the movies to watch either 'Watchmen' or 'Passengers'. I'll decide when I'm standing at the ticket counter which one I feel like watching.

So, f-list, anything exciting happen while I was working?

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SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up! Have fun!!

This is just a fraction of what I've seen. Who's counting?Collapse )
So apparently I have no life (who arbitrarily decided 85 films was a good benchmark of living???). My excuse - I work in film, it's my duty to keep an eye on what's happening in my industry. Also, I'm older so I've had more years to cram more movies in. We won't even mention how many times I've seen some of the movies on this list!

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Gacked from </a></b></a>spuffyduds--when you see this post your favorite poem!

What It Is

It is madness
says reason

It is what it is
says love

It is unhappiness
says caution

It is nothing but pain
says fear

It has no future
says insight

It is what it is
says love

It is ridiculous
says pride

It is foolish
says caution

It is impossible
says experience

It is what it is
says love.

What it is by Erich Freid


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After not having the interwebs for the last two weeks, I'm finally back online (my god, the withdrawel!!!)

So while I'm busy wading through skip = 1000 pages, (after not going to bed on New Year's Eve), have a meme.

Gakked from </a></b></a>wraithfodder

- The 100 top grossing films of all time (not adjusted for inflation); bold what you've seen, underline what you own

300 (2006)
Aladdin (1992)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Armageddon (1998)
Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Back to the Future (1985)
Batman (1989)
Batman Begins (2005)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Bruce Almighty (2003)

Cars (2006)
Cast Away (2000)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Dark Knight (2008)
Da Vinci Code (2006)
Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Exorcist (1973)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Ghost (1990)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Gladiator (2000)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Hancock (2008)
Happy Feet (2006)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Home Alone (1990)
I Am Legend (2007)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Incredibles (2004)
Independence Day (1996)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Iron Man (2008)

Jaws (1975)
Jurassic Park (1993)

King Kong (2005)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Lion King (1994)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Madagascar (2005)
Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Mummy Returns (2001)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Passion of the Christ (2004)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Ratatouille (2007)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Signs (2002)
Sixth Sense (1999)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Superman Returns (2006)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Titanic (1997)

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Transformers (2007)
Twister (1996)
WALL·E (2008)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Wedding Crashers (2005)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

That gives me 92 that I have seen, plus I own three other movies that I ust haven't got around to watching yet, so that will take my total up to 95. Not bad. And I can't get my cut to work, so, sorry f-list.

Anyway, late as I am to the party, I hope that you all had festive Christmas celebrations (if you do celebrate), and Happy New Years. Wishing that your 2009 brings all that you hope for.

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Heroes - no spoilersCollapse )


Stargate Atlantis - no spoilersCollapse )


7. SupernaturalCollapse )


I forgot what this was going to be.
ETA: Remembered. Company where I have been working for the last year doing various things and now this website design gave me a going away gift - a music voucher - an a poem they had written themselves, about me. Loved the voucher, and loved the poem even more. It was really funny. I may even post it here.

Oh, what the hell, here it is (edited for privacy of certain individuals):
ETA: Edited to fix the typos I just noticed! *facepalm*

The personalised poemCollapse )

In conclusion:

Be good to each other.


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From all over my f-list:

Take a picture of yourself right now.
don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
post that picture with NO editing.
post these instructions with your picture.

Taken today at workCollapse )

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ETA: Cut to save the F-listCollapse )

Take The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test at HelloQuizzy


 The Enneagram Made Easy

Discover the 9 Types of People

SanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages 



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 Meme from </a></b></a>nimnod 
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Bold and cross out any items you never would again

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Meme stolen from apple_pi

1. Bold the names of guys you'd definitely shag.
2. Italicize the names of guys you might shag after a little persuasion.
3. Leave the guys who don't do anything for you alone.
4. Put a question mark after the guys you've never heard of.
5. Strike the guys you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.

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Just saw some photos of Zachary Levi from 'Chuck'. *is stunned* Holy crap, the boy is smokin' hot with short hair. When did that happen? WTF?

In other news, saw two movies this week. Spoiler free review: ETA: spoilers in comments.

Hancock - quite disappointing actually. Was expecting much more. Am glad i saw it but won't be watching it again.

Wanted - went into this expecting not much and that's what I got. A complete load of crap and I loved every minute of it. This is how I wanted to walk out of 'Hancock', with a big ol' smile on my face and desperate to watch it again. And James McAvoy!!!!!!! *is speechless*. I've been watching my flist squee over this boy for months now - mskatej I'm looking at you - and just didn't get the appeal. In this movie, let's just say his appeal smacked me upside the head and said 'what, are you an idiot?!?' Yes, yes I am, I see the error of my ways now, Ms Libido.

Happy weekend everybody!





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