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  1. Kinova
    05-17-2013 12:31 PM
    Pahaha, the Dean and his costumes! I got so excited when I cottoned on to the fact that Magnitude was Ben from Tracy Beaker. There is apparently no end to Community's delights. I caved and got the first series on DVD so I can *encourage* my sister to watch it over summer, haha. Just had a peek at iPlayer and they've got some random S2 Parks & Rec, so I might have to have a look at it later. Also YAY great female leads. Have you seen any Once Upon a Time? It's like real-life Disney/fairy tale crack fiction and it's kind of surprisingly good, and like 70% of the current characters are just badass sword-wielding ladies and I love it.

    How hilariously unfortunate was that BBC America leak?? I'm surprised the spoilers have been kept under wraps. I'm assuming there was some kind of space-time kidnap plan to transport all DVD holders off the map until Saturday.

    Uni year two was waaay better than year one. I'm in a house with some uni people and some friends from home (which is nice) and I've also been doing lots of YouTubey events and meeting lots of nice people through that. My dissertation is part creative writing and part on female protagonists in young adult fiction; it's kind of a vague topic at the moment but at this point it's mostly an excuse to read lots of books in that vein. Putting off third year for a bit sounds like a GREAT idea though, I hope she enjoys Italy. Sunshine! Spaghetti! Vermicelli sprinkles!

    Aw man, you should totally swing by if you come visit your friends! I'm like half an hour from Merthyr. Also, hurrah for good housing! We had a notice through the door last week telling us there'd been two burglaries on our road in a week and hey lock you doors. ;o; Student living.
  2. Dannichu
    05-14-2013 11:59 PM
    Sorry I'm only replying now, the site kept crashing. Grrr.

    I think I discovered Community around this time last year and subjected Mhals' entire family to it when I visited (her dad loved it, her mum had no idea what was going on). Abed is the absolute best character, though I have a special love for the Dean. And Leonard! (apparently like half the Pixar voice actors have appeared in Community. Leonard is the old guy from Up, the air conditioning repair school man is Sully from Monsters Inc and there are others that I forget)

    Parks and Rec is delightful because it's not really about anything. It's premise is a mocumentary that follows the lives of the employees of a small town in Indiana's Parks and Recreation department, but the characters are all absolutely fantastic and the writing is brilliant. Like Community, it's delightfully uncynical, and while all the characters are great, the best thing is seeing them interact. I think, since it's (FINALLY) airing in the UK on BBC3, you can watch some episodes on iPlayer - you can probably jump in at any point, there's no real overarching plot, but if you're going to sit down and watch it properly, I'd recommend starting with series 2 - it gets better with every series (5 just finished and it was superb), but S1 isn't great. I started watching because I'd heard that it had an awesome female main character (it really does), and also there was potential femslash (it also does). When you finish Community, I think you should give it a go :D

    I've been a bit disappointed with this series of Who, too, although the last two episodes were very good, I thought. I have hopes for the series finale! Which I've so far managed to avoid spoiling myself for, even though the last episode got leaked early, apparently. I follow Doctor Who on FB and apparently lots of American fans got their DVDs shipped long before they were supposed to or something. Whoops.

    It's great that you have no exams, though sad you won't be Expoing. How has your year gone? Have you got dissertation plans? Grabby's year's gone well, I think, although she doesn't have her dissertation next year because she's changed her course to (something to the effect of) 'English Language and Literature With a Year in Italy', so she's heading off to Venice next year. Which she's excited and nervous about, but mostly panicked because she's spent the last half-year trying to do English as well as learn Italian. She does make things difficult for herself, that one :p

    You mentioned (in a message a good while back that I never replied to because I'm a terrible friend) that you're living in a house in Cardiff now, that's really cool! Are you enjoying yourself? It's entirely possible I'll visit your area of the world in the future because two of my current housemates are moving to Merthyr in May and I've promised to visit them. When I go, I'll see if I can investigate the possibility of swinging by your place :) And if you, for whatever reason, find yourself in Canterbury, you should definitely let me know. I'm moving out of my current place (a great room in an okay house in an awful area) at the end of the month to a place with a good room in an excellent house in an excellent area, so I'm happy :D
  3. Kinova
    05-13-2013 10:44 PM
    *snivels* I can't even bring myself to watch Angel. WHEDON. I'm halfway through the second series of Community already and ahhh so brilliant. The stop motion episode asdfghjk Abed is my favourite. What is Parks and Rec even about? I see endless gifs on Tumblr but I don't really understand what's... happening. Warwick Davies in Doctor Who! He was pretty great. A lot of this series has been quite dodgy though, and it's making me very sad. Stop that, Doctor Who. (Regardless, I have now been to the Experience - twice.)

    Poo! Due to the wonder that is my flimsy English course, I have no exams this year (!!) but I haven't made any plans for Expo, no. :( It's a shame, I'd really like to hang out with you guys again! How is your sister? I'm heading into the treacherous land of 'Third year? what do you mean third year? A DISSERTATION?' and I think she's doing the same...?
  4. Dannichu
    05-11-2013 06:21 PM
    Aww, come here, let it all out. Oh man, Buffy is such an emotional wringer. I got home today and my housemates were watching Angel and everything is so sad ;; Community is a pretty excellent antidote, I love it so much. I haven't been keeping up with the most recent series, I have to admit I've been totally sucked in by Parks and Recreation, which is tying with Warehouse 13 of my favourite thing right now. Although Doctor Who's on tonight and I'm pretty excited about that!

    Ooooh, are you coming to the Expo this May? I know it's exam time and everything, but Mhals and I would be in attendance, and if you're about, we should definitely meet up :)
  5. Kinova
    05-11-2013 03:29 PM
    Danni I just got to the end of series six of Buffy and I'm NOT HAPPY AT ALL. UGH. I knew it was coming, but I didn't know the specifics and UGGHHH NO. :( I've switched to S2 of Community to take a break from the sad. (The part with Troy dancing around the chloroformed man omg I had to watch it three times over)
  6. Kinova
    10-26-2012 03:12 PM
    Ahh I forgot you're all grown up now - is your masters all done? Did you get a hat? (I got very sad when I realised you don't get to keep the tassel hat when you graduate uni, so I can only hope they give you one for master-ing)

    And I really love Buffy! Willow is my faaavorite... though also Giles, Xander, Tara oh um I don't know. I miss Cordelia as well, which was unexpected. (We're doing a module this year looking at different adaptations of a concept and it's the vampire so this week we actually had lectures on Buffy. I GOT SPOILED a bit but was still pretty cool.) I've heard so much about Community, but not seen any of it! I haven't seen any of those shows, actually. ;; I was getting into watching Downtown Abbey with my mum quite a bit before I came back to uni. I don't normally watch period dramas but it's good (and Maggie Smith is amazing)!

    No Expo for me this year (sadface sadface) BUT it's because I've tickets for UK LeakyCon (!!!) so I'm saving for that. :D Have fun if you're going; apparently Matt Smith is turning up for something? If you're around Cardiff at some point you should swing by (I have a HOUSE now and it's really weird)!
  7. Dannichu
    10-24-2012 03:22 PM

    Sorry this has taken about an age to get back to you with, real life is being all weird (good-albeit-unemployed-weird). I am SO HAPPY you're getting to experience the BRILLIANCE that is Buffy, I hope you're enjoying it as much as I do :D

    And I know just what you mean about the 'suddenly getting references' thing - you know my thing for collecting icons? I'd save anything that even vaguely amused me, even if I had no clue where it was from. Now, pretty much whenever I see a new show, I'll recognise amusing lines and confuse myself and whoever I'm watching with.

    BuffyBuffyBuffy. So good. EVERYONE is my favourite character. I was lost and new-TV-show-less for a while, but I've suddenly discovered a ton of gooduns at once, although my favourite is actually pretty similar to Buffy (co-created by Jane Espenson, who worked on Buffy a ton) and you may have seen me ranting endlessly about it on Twitter, but I'm just throwing it out there - Warehouse 13. Extremely good :D I'm also experiencing Lost about a decade after everyone else, and so far it's going pretty well. And Parks and Recreation and Community are BRILLIANT AND HILARIOUS but hard to find in this silly country.

    Hope all's well with you, I miss you! Are you by any chance Expoing this weekend?
  8. Kinova
    10-15-2012 01:25 AM
    OKAY I GET THE HALF CAMEL AND DOLPHIN THING NOW though the fez is still a mystery
  9. Kinova
    10-09-2012 01:03 PM
    Psst I've been watching Buffy with my housemate and we're up to series five and every other episode I have a little mind-blowing experience wherein some forum signature or whatever of yours suddenly makes sense! Tiny, tiny babies! Miss Kitty Fantastico! (Although I'm still not sure about that half a camel or the dolphin in a fez.)
  10. Dannichu
    07-14-2011 10:33 PM
    I know, it's wonderful! It makes me happy and sad at the same time ;;

    5km, good on you! I'm sure I wouldn't be able to manage that, especially in this heat. I can barely manage the walk home from town when the sun's out, I just want to curl up and turn into some kind of dried fruit.

    Oh, I *wish* I had soem kind of long-term job plan. I'm hopefully going to do a master's next year, so that means I don't have to join the real world for a little while (I'm graduating next week, ahhh), but in terms of an actual, grown-up job... I'm still not sure. I want to do something *helpful*. I'm sort of thinking about teaching (A-level, sociology, of course), but as a newbie teacher, odds are I'll be sent to some school in London where all the kids have knives. Plus, things like syllabus constraints would make me cry. Le sigh, I dunno. How about you? Any exciting life plans?

    Was Harry Potter (assuming you've seen it yet) good? I'll probably see it next Wednesday with my sister, because we only go to see things at the cinema on Wednesdays, because it's so expensive when it's not buy one get one free ): I'm excited for it, though! And what did you think of Torchwood? My absolute favourite bit was the American guy being all "WTF is this???" about the Severn Bridge. But most of the other stuff was good, too.

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