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Friday, October 31st, 2014
11:30 pm
Yuletide 2014
I'm a little late with my letter - sorry! Busy time of year for me:-) Annnnyway... thank you for matching on one of my fandoms; I love them all and re-read and re-read so literally anything will be well received.
To be honest, the details that I put in my request letter are as detailed as I get on concepts for the fandoms, so I guess the only useful information is  general likes and dislikes.
I'm on A03 as http://archiveofourown.org/users/perryvic
And my co-author has another archive where I appear at http://www.caffiends.net/
 Despite my co-author's best  and partially  successful attempts to corrupt me, I really do like every genre. Including gen (yes don't faint). I like humour, angst, action, plot etc. I'll read anything!
I enjoy plot, fixing plot holes and world building in particular and snappy dialogue. To be frank the characters sitting around just being the characters would be great if they are written well:-) Please take any inspiration and run with it!

I put my prompts here in case it help!


The Tiffany Aching Series - Terry Pratchett
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I love the Tiffany Aching series - it's got great relationships, and continuity. I really don't mind what I get but I think the relationship with Tiffany and Preston is surely going to be very interesting and possibly Tiffany' greatest challenge in a way. Something on that, or what the Nac Mac Feegle make of it all, or advice given would be great. You don't have to include all the characters, any combination or even solo is awesome.


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Ah, the Belgariad and Mallorean, one of my comfort reads. I love the characters, the fantasy world all of it. I've selected all the characters because I would be happy to see all of them, or some of them or anything in whatever combination inspiration takes you. I know that's not particularly helpful! However, I will say I have been asking for something orientated around Silk for years as I think he is a very complex fun, deep and underrated character and if you want to do something about him, or what the others think of him I would be very pleased. I also love the sorcery and fantasy side of thing, so I'd enjoy any of that too!


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I am a die-hard Terry Pratchett fan and the fact I started on the Guards series has left me with a definite fondness for Vimes. Vetinari too, he is shown to have more depth than a lot of characters and the interactions between Vimes and the Patrician are fantastic. There seems to be a strange back handed sort of respect there while being completely opposite. As well, I am very intrigued by the implications of the Summoning Dark, and the way it marked Vimes almost as an instrument of its dark vengeance. I included Susan as she might be useful if you go down the Summoning Dark route! Don't feel obliged to include all the characters if you don't want to!


Monday, October 14th, 2013
8:00 pm
MY 2013 Yuletide thingummy
Believe me, I'm not fussy at all. I love pretty much all genres, gen to slash, I love awesome world building and cool concepts, AU's as well as Canon. I will appreciate ANY story given to me because I love reading fic in general.I like people doing interesting things with magic if it is that type of book, I like fixing things (Give me a plothole and I can't help myself but try and fix it somehow). I like a good plot, action but I like aftermath and what happens after the adrenalin wears off. If you have happened across my fic, you'll see a mixture there. I blame all the dark stuff on Kat as the entire world knows it's her fault! So don't feel that you have to do that sort of thing if it is not your thing - Gen plot is equally awesome to me. However if it is your thing, feel free to let it loose:-) We're no strangers to the dark and twisted.
So on with the bits you've probably seen already and thank you in advance! I love Yuletide!
Belgariad
Anything! Gen or whatever! I love this series so missing scenes or insights into peoples thoughts or what comes next is amazing! I really like Garion and Silk. Silk was described as a complicated character but they didn''t delve into how and why, and Garion is fantastic in general as are the others. Frankly, anything with any of the characters would make me very happy. I have a feeling that Garin inexplicable wasn't in the list, so I chose Silk because I think he was a fascinating character who didn't get a lot of back story!

Uncharted
Uncharted...the first PS3 game to suck me in and make me believe I was part of the action. I love the characters in Uncharted, their banter and their glimpses of history. I desperately wanted Harry Flynn to redeem himself at the end of Uncharted 2 because his and Nate's interaction there bespoke a great familiarity and he did save his life more than once. I also liked the back story of Nate and Sully in Uncharted 3 and Chloe is cool in general! In fact I like all characters really so it could be a missing scene or something from a fictional past or a fixit future...I'd love it all!

Discworld
I would genuinely be happy with something from any Discworld character, I love them all. Sam Vimes is awesome - love the Guards series. It would be interesting to see an interact between some of the characters who haven't really interacted before in the books. What would Granny Weatherwax think of Vetinari, or Vimes and the Summning Dark? Or an interaction between Vetinari and Vimes - they are always priceless.
Anything!
The Chronicles of St Mary's - Jodi Taylor

This was an awesome e-book - the first of the series called "One damn thing after another," which is sort of sci-fi, sort of action movie as a novel and a whole lot of fun. As this is brand new, literally any fic would be amazing. It might even be the first fic in a fandom ever! Max and her team, the Chief, the boss... A missing mission maybe, something describing the craziness at St Mary's. Just any fic will make me squee with delight :-)
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
5:13 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer
Believe me, I'm not fussy at all. I love pretty much all genres, gen to slash, I love awesome world building and cool concepts, AU's as well as Canon. I will appreciate ANY story given to me because I love reading fic in general.I like people doing interesting things with magic if it is that type of book, I like fixing things (Give me a plothole and I can't help myself but try and fix it somehow). I like a good plot, action but I like aftermath and what happens after the adrenalin wears off. If you have happened across my fic, you'll see a mixture there. I blame all the dark stuff on Kat as the entire world knows it's her fault! So don't feel that you have to do that sort of thing if it is not your thing - Gen plot is equally awesome to me. However if it is your thing, feel free to let it loose:-) We're no strangers to the dark and twisted.
So on with the bits you've probably seen already and thank you in advance! I love Yuletide!

Belgariad
Anything! Gen or whatever! I love this series so missing scenes or insights into peoples thoughts or what comes next is amazing! I really like Garion and Silk. Silk was described as a complicated character but they didn''t delve into how and why, and Garion is fantastic in general as are the others. Frankly, anything with any of the characters would make me very happy.

Uncharted
Uncharted...the first PS3 game to suck me in and make me believe I was part of the action. I love the characters in Uncharted, their banter and their glimpses of history. I desperately wanted Harry Flynn to redeem himself at the end of Uncharted 2 because his and Nate's interaction there bespoke a great familiarity and he did save his life more than once. I also liked the back story of Nate and Sully in Uncharted 3 and Chloe is cool in general! In fact I like all characters really so it could be a missing scene or something from a fictional past or a fixit future...I'd love it all!

Discworld
I would genuinely be happy with something from any Discworld character, I love them all. Sam Vimes is awesome - love the Guards series. It would be interesting to see an interact between some of the characters who haven't really interacted before in the books. What would Granny Weatherwax think of Vetinari, or Vimes or has Carrot heard of her considering  her dwarvish name? Or an interaction between Vetinari and Vimes - they are always priceless.
Anything!

Earth 2
Okay, seriously I had such huge love for this series that no one else in the world seemed to watch aside from me! Alonzo was my favourites mainly because he was the one forced out of his comfort zone and into a role they only really started to explore. I'm up for anything really, missing scenes, fix its, even stuff from the couple of novels that were release. Lord knows they left some honking great big plot holes to fill.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
10:59 pm
Dear Yuletide author..
To be honest, I'll read and love anything - I have a wide range of tastes from Gen to full on everything so I'm perfectly happy for my mystery author to go with an approach that suits them. I'd say read some of the stuff  at Caffiends to know what I like, but...possibly you might still be reading when Yule descends as we have tendency to write ridiculously long fic. Just rest assured anything will be well received!

1. Uncharted
I admit it, I have an unholy love for some of my PS3 games and Uncharted was one of the first to make me completely obsessed with it. Good old Nate, he has a hard time (especially when I'm playing as I suck and he gets shot a lot...oops!) and I enjoy his self depreciating snark. I also liked the character of Harry Flynn in Uncharted 2 and was intrigued about how he and Nate interacted and I totally believe there was a way to save him! Haven't played 3 yet - saving it for the Christmas break:-)

2. Freakangels
Freakangels is an awesome webcomic, and had so much rich interaction going on that there were countless stories that could or should be told. I like any and all of the characters and will gratefully take anything that comes to mind.

3.Nation (terry Pratchett)
Nation is a really powerful book underneath it's fantasy comedy surface - one of the reasons I like Terry Pratchett so much. I have a weakness for the mythical and the tales that were told but otherwise it's literally whatever anyone wants!

4. Discworld
I am a die hard discworld fan! I love all the characters - I was going to list my favourites and then the list went on and on and on. If I had to narrow it down, Vimes/the guards and the Witches are probably edging out there ahead but really...who am I kidding? All of them, any of them. I was also intrigued by the newest Tiffany Aching book - that had a lot of potential as well.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
5:07 pm
And the Winner is...


A couple of weekends ago I went with a load of other people from the theatre to the Cinderella Trophy Awards.  What is this I hear you cry? Well it's like the Oscars for Pantomime in the south west of the UK for Amateur Dramatics societies. You enter the competition, you have adjudicators and moderators attend your production and then go along on the night  hopefully win trophies for things like Best Villain of the year, best Good Fairy, as well as more serious things like best director, Outstanding performance and of course the overall best panto ever award, the Cinderella trophy itself.

Most of you know that I do a lot of shows - I have also written the last two Pantomimes for  Wells Little Theatre and  last years offering Dick Whittington and his Cat was  received well - but just because a show completely sells out doesn't mean that it does well at the awards!
Well, we were all hopeful and our hopes were not completely unfounded. This is the list of what we got!Read more...Collapse )Best Chorus Singing - In the Frame
Linkman of the Year - Tris Hann - In the Frame
Best Theatre Stage Management - Charlie Watkins -in the Frame
Choreographer of the Year -  Ella Upham - In the Frame
Good Fairy of the Year - Lucy Plant and Kim Fisher - In The Frame
Best Lighting Design -  Grahame Brown - In the frame
 
Nomination only.
Best Properties - Nomination
Best UV scene - Nomination
Best Sound Effects - Nomination
Best Theatre design - Nomination
Best Chorus Choreography - Nomination
Best Animal Act - Nomination - Ashley Watson for Tommy the Cat
Best Male Villain  - Nomination - Mark Wall -  King Rat
Dame of the Year - Nomination - Chris Briton
 
WINNERS!
Best Theatre Musicians - WINNER - Nick Barlow and ensemble
Comic of the Year - WINNER - Mark Wall for King Rat
Best Comic scene - WINNER - Itchy, Scratchy & King Rat - the smoke from the ears scene!
Best Make-up - WINNER
Best Musical Director - WINNER - Nick Barlow
Eddie Bowker Trophy  for Outstanding Performance of the year - WINNER - Mark Wall for King Rat (this makes it three years in a row for Wells!)
Best Direction - WINNER - Richard Wright
 
And last but not least...
THE CINDERELLA TROPHY - WINNER - WELLS LITTLE THEATRE!

Yes we won the whole thingy. I got dragged up on stage to hold the Cinderella Trophy aloft in a dramatic  victory way while we all sang "We are the Champions!"

Now all I have to do is finish writting this years  Panto!


Sunday, November 21st, 2010
12:37 pm
Dear Yuletider..
I have to admit, I'm rubbish at this part - just as annoying with presents actually, I never know what I want. On the flip side, I'm always grateful and happy with anything I get so anything you write will be loved and adored:-)

On to the requests!
1.Uncharted
Okay, I'm a Playstation game obsessiveRead more...Collapse ) but I really like the games with character and stories, and in the absence of Dragon Age on the form, Uncharted is my next obsessive game. I love the characters and interactions. I particularly liked the implied histories that occured between Nate and Harry Flynn. Something that would deal with a past story would delight me. But honestly? I'd like any interaction, missing scene involving any of the characters, or wild specualtion or AU premises if he stories had gone a little differences. If you are familiar with the game you know that they leave a lot of questions unanswered. Possible answers would be great!

2. Belgariad/ Mallorean.
This is a favourite of mine and should I ever just randomly pick up one of the series I usually end up reading the whole lot. I like all the characters and would be happy with anything about any of them, but I particularly liked Silk, who is very key in a lot of ways and complex, but we don't get a whole lot of history on him. He knows people everywhere so I was always convinced there were a lot of stories to tell. Alternatively, the stuff about the Will and the Word delighted me as well. There was the fun side of it and the serious side and I enjoyed Garion learning about it and occassionally getting it horribly wrong. stories about tha would amuse me greatly.

3. Nation
Nation was a very powerful book in a lot of ways, but I particularly liked the imagery of the myths and legends in it. The dolphins, the gods, the spirit world, the way  they recreated that  understanding of things differently in the wake of disaster. I really got the impression that they were in the middle of creating a new mythology with the human side and the mystic side entwined. I'm not actually sure exactly what I would like for this, just maybe something to do with this side of things - the gods, the dolphins, the new legends perhaps.

4. Discworld
Ah, Discworld - a treasure trove of characters all of whom I love. My particular favourites are Vimes and the Guards and the Witches. I have to admit, I really enjoyed Tiffany Aching in the last book, where she is at the trying to fix everything and not yet learning the power of delegation. I like the interaction between her and Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg ( the bit at the funeral with Nanny Ogg was classic and made me wonder if she would actually try and go and learn from her). I also admit to squeeing aloud at the identity of the mystery witch - that was awesome. It was implied strongly that they would have future dealings and I would love to see some of that.  Vimes and the Guards fill me with general happiness and I love their whole attitude. They do cameo's in other discworl books, where the action revolves around someone like William de Worde, the Wizards, or Moist von Lipwig, so I wouldn't mind seeing some of those incidents from their side. That would be cool!

In general though, I like pretty much anything.I've tried to provide a hint of what I like! I hope it helps. Just rest assured I'll be ecstatic with anything!
Saturday, August 21st, 2010
5:11 pm
Shingles 1, Vick 0
Damn you Shingles! Damn you to heck!
Unsurprisingly, once again I realise I'm not as recovered from Shingles as I believe. But THREE WEEKS SHOULD BE LONG ENOUGH!

But apparently it is not. Right now, my exhaustion of attempting to just keep going has caught up with me and thwapped me around the back of the head with a honking big migraine yesterday. Today I suffer from post migraine hangover where I want to snooze all day and feel decidely achy.

I do not recommend shingles. It is indeed painful and itchy as hell - in my case which I believe is mild to moderate, the pain is roughly along the lines of chronic sunburn down my right side and lower back. Sore enough that you don't want anything touching it let alone clothes! But that pain is fading off now and now I'm left with the realisation that ha, I might think I can carry on doing things like scenery painting but in reality...a few hours and I will be wobbly knees and shaky hands and needing to crash out.

Crashing out currently in progress!
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
4:47 pm
YOu know when I said I was painting a drop cloth?
...a 20ft by 10ft one of a Royal Mural in Siam for the King and I? This is what it looked like

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lh/photo/SxVv7-u7l0OBhheoBzZXMa0wyHM7WHNR79CRrKNYeu8?feat=directlink

It is meant to look like a painting of a palace not the palace itself. I did pretty much all the naturalistic parts of it myself - sky, hills, trees, sea, and the elephant and I got to play lots with the gold. Hammerite is awesome:-)
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
12:03 am
How did we do at the Cinderella awards?

Welllllll.....we achieved the following nominations and winning awards: - 

  • Stars of the future (Kiddie 1 who played our mermaid
  • Stars of the future (Kiddie 2 who played the mermaid)
 

Winners  

  • Best Animal Act (Our parrot!)
  • Best Properties Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Junior Chorus Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Make Up Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Outstanding Performance of the Year (the person who played our parrot. This was a nice big trophy!)
  • Best Small Venue Panto (Pint Pot Trophy) Wells Little Theatre
 

Nominations 

  • Choreographer of the Year  Sarah
  • Brokers Men of the Year  Anna  and Kate
  • Best Sound Effects   Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Theatre Design  Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Lighting Design  Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Theatre Musicians  Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Stage Management  Wells Little Theatre
  • Best Chorus Singing  Wells little Theatre
  • Best Direction   Chris Briton
  • Best Musical Director  Sheila
  • Best Romantic Duet   Nicky  and Marion
  • And a special new category, ‘Moderator’s Award For Last-Minute Stand-In Principal Girl and being Word Perfect!’ Sarah
Soall in all we came back with 6 trophies and an additional 12 nominations  pretty darn good. Now all I need to do is figure out how to win the best original script category (we believe we were one of the 4 within one point of the winner!)
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
5:59 pm
\o/
The journal has been somewhat quiet of late because of 1) the show and the fact that I get sucked into doing pretty much everything even if I'm not a producer and 2) I have had a deadline to finish writing this years pantomime in first draft.

Well last night, I finally managed it, and I have been forbidding myself from doing lots of things until I had a working draft at least to go to the Director with. Hope it fits the style and spec he wanted! Sadly, I am as much afflicted by long windedness  in pantomime as I am in fic - yes Kat I know you are SHOCKED, SHOCKED I TELL YOU - so there is editing to do, but hey I can relax a little. Also, Saturday we are going to the Cinderella Trophy Awards for the south west (Sort've like the Oscars night for Pantomime) where we fully expect not to win anything, but hopefully we'll get nominated!
That was my first script so it would be cool to be nominated for that!
Sunday, August 9th, 2009
8:11 pm
Black Box um...whatever
And I'm trying to catch up here...
Saturday...Well Laura somehow thought it was two hours later than it actually was and came and bounced on my bed at 8 in the morning. I need more than 5/6 hours sleep. Argh. It did take me half an hour of lying there before I said 'You do realise it is 8 o'clock right?"

Yes well.
I presented a variety of options  fr entertainment and Laura rather surprising elected to go out of the house to Priddy and the ponds up there. It was a gloriously sunny day and we got there with cameras at the ready and...wow, the amount of purdy dragonflies and butterflies there. We spent a long time trying to catch them all. on film. We have a lot of pictures of grass where only moments previously a perfectly in focus Dragonfly was sitting.  We um...well there were some ponds that weren't normally there. Laura fell in them. And out of them. And in them again.
(repeat until exhausted, wet and covered in mud)
We did then sit upon the shores of the lake and watched the world go by whilst randomly discussing stuff. By the time we got home , had a late lunch and flopped, the tentative plan of going into town failed. FAIL FAIL FAIL. So we didn't go anywhere, we just plotted and Laura bullied me horribly and I helped mum unpack the shopping and so on. I cooked barbeque for tea - chinese pork, herby chicken and minty lamb and then we forced Kat to watch the movies she sent to Laura with us.
The Lion in Winter as great but KAT I AM NEVER FORGIVING YOU FOR POLYESTER! EVER! DAMN YOU!
Suffice it to say that we are now plotting dark revenge upon her. Possibly sending her Tellytubbies or Twilight for Christmas!

Sleeping was definitely needed by me at least for we were getting up relatively early this morning to go to the Car boot sale! Hurrah.
I rousted Laura out of bed at the cack of dawn - there's a change - and we set off in more blazing sunshine to the big Boot Sale to look for Treasure! Ahaaaaaaaar matey.
Apparently I am very picky about my pirate treasure. I have purchased ornamental daggers , random shiny necklaces, a large piece of citrine, a few book and um... stuff. Laura bought...ten million books, a wireless router, a DVD drive, two six inch dolls, some random dolls house stuff,and some dodgy DVDS. I turn my back for TWO MINUTES!

WE nearly expired due to heat though. Seriously. There was a lot of...LEave me! Go on without me...I CAN'T MAKE IT! before we made it all the way around, and got to the car. The flower man was getting rid of his stuff and we had armfuls of roses and gerberas and stuff. Also I believe I have a touch of sunburn, but I borrowed Laura's hat! No heatstroke this time!

We got home, ate, had cold showers and flopped. My gran popped down as well then it was dinner. Roast lamb! And since then we have been watching films again and Eureka.  Exhaustion has me! I blame Laura!

3:22 pm
Black Box pt 2 & 3
Okay so I'm behind! I blame Laura. I find that is generally a good thing.
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009
5:57 pm
Belated Black Box pt1

Laura pointed out that people might think I am already dead if I don't update on a black box of her visit.It's true, I have come near death several times already!
So here followet the Black Box of Laura's visit so far, for the purpose of better informing those who take on the mission of entertaining Laura for any length of time...
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Saturday, July 18th, 2009
11:55 pm
Title: When You Are Done
Author:[info]perryvic
Recipient:[info]cjmarlowe

Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: 13+
Spoilers: Up to the end of Season 4
Request - Post-apocalyptic survival-fic; AU and/or non-canon apocalypse scenario totally okay. Mega bonus points for having a significant role for the women of Supernatural. Any pairing (het or slash) or gen welcome

Summary: “She didn't know who had won, because behind her eyes, angels still screamed loud enough to tear the air into shreds, and demons exploded, and fire rose up as flesh clawed on flesh. Then it stopped, and those who were left standing, were left standing.

A/N: I haven’t written a lot of Supernatural fanfic so I hope this is okay! (if a little long!) Thank you to[info]zaganthi , [info]tzi and[info]googlebratwho betaed for me and watched me be inept at uploading.

 

When You Are Done
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
5:49 pm
Sunday, October 5th, 2008
11:44 am
Meme!


* Post three things you've done that you believe no one else reading has done.
* If anyone responds with "I've done that", add another thing.


1)Talked someone down with a knife who was wanting to kill themselves after a frantic midnight call from their daughter and an equally frantic drive to their house.

2) Been involved in breaking up a cult!

3)Used blood in a History essay (as my soldier character died in the middle of writing his diary) I got an A++
Monday, August 18th, 2008
12:26 am
Black Box 5
Well today we got up early - I got up early actually and then made Laura a cuppa tea and told her she had ten minutes to get up. She ignored me. I had calculated this time lag and had her breakfast ready and all of that so we did actually manage to leave the house before 9 to the great boot sale expedition. 
We do this every time Laura is down and Laura always manages to buy random items that you couldn't find anywhere else. She is skilled that way.  This time was no exception. Fortunately I had practises saying No to many of her suggestions.

Things I did not let Laura buy/ was not persuaded to buy by Laura
1) Multiple ponies.
2) A giant scorpian in a glass case
3) Random Ships
4) A Pirates of the Caribbean Globe
5)Glow in the dark pony keyring
6) A random shield for the play.
7)Random ANYTHING WE PASSED INCLUDING PUPPIES
8 SG1 roleplaying game - but too heavy to send to people.

I was also Edumucated loudly about Wade whimsies figures. I now know too much.  We saw my friend Katy there who was selling some of my tat for me (hurrah for her) and we ambled around all morning buying books and things and dolls house bits and so on and so on.

And precisely three hours after she last ate, Laura's hunger pangs kicked in and we fled the place, in search of food at Tesco's. We came bck, cooked the curry and rice and potato thingy and ate too much and flopped in a heap. And there we stayed plotting and  randomly shouting "There's been ...a murder!" at random intervals.

Later on, we watched the Mummy 2 so Laura could see Alex as a young boy and did a bit of jp-ing then Laura ot hungr again and wanted boiled eggs! Crazy but true!
 AIM has sucked a great deal this evening and in among posting and all, I got sucked in by one of Laura's book purchases - and I read it in under a couple of hours.Enjoyable fluff:-)
 Laura is currently sitting under the desk and we will be going off to bed soon! For tomorrow, the South repels the invasion of the North by virtue of taking them back to the train station!
Saturday, August 16th, 2008
11:56 pm
Black Box 4

Today it rained. It was also the small fuzzy's birthday so I let her sleep in. Which she did! I then gave her an option of what she wanted to do and she wanted to do nothing!
(Hurrah!) Well, she wanted to stay in. watch DVD's and go to the cinema tonight. And to create a mini-adventure generator as well. So this morning, we chilled and thought up a hundred and 22 mini-events. Then there was food - Laura had a sweetcorn, and some beef and salad and crackers and stuff. I had a sandwhich and a manky peach. Ick.

We putzed around a bit in the afternoon. Laura (and Kat by proxy) made me watch Downfall. It is long, depressing and if used as a drinking game for the amount of people dying or committing suicide, it would be time to call an ambulance for alcohol poisoning in the first hour. Still it was a good film, if somewhat depressing. I also got to hear Laura in full skeery 'Don't mess with me, I've worked in customer service and I can kick your ass" mode  as she dealt with a billing problem. There were a few people at madasafish cleaning their underwear this afternoon I can tell you!

More food took place - more scavenging which Laura is apparently fine with and talking to her mum, and then we fled the place to the cinema  to see the Mummy 3 - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Which actually was pretty good fun. My hand was crushed by Laura in exciting bits - I sacrificed it to prevent other bodily parts being destroyed by random clinging in the cinema. We liked the Yeti's, especially the one that did victory arms in a Yey! I destroyed things Yey! " way.
Then we came back and Laura has been forcing me at gunpoint to be her poroject manager and MANAGE things.
I uh....wore the Tiara of Change Management to give me an air of authority. I'm not sure that it worked.

Soon we will away to bed, for we have to get up early to go to the boot sale and look for bargains! hurrah!

Friday, August 15th, 2008
11:54 pm
Black Box 3

Well, today I woke up and felt rubbish. The stomach of doom was in full doom-rage, and swollen up. Needless to say it is very uncomfortable and ridiculously large and makes me  a bit irritable. As I sluggishly dragged myself out of bed, my mum had thwarted Lickle Lara's atttemp to run upstairs and bounce on my bed. Aha! I was saved!

However, on close examination, the weather was fine and we had to seize the day as this is likely to be the only decent day in Laura's visit. So, with some flailing around and packing of sandwiches we set off for the seaside.

I'm actually only 45minutes of so from the sea at Burnham on Sea, or Weston Super Mare, and were actually headed for Brean which is one big old beach. Aside from the productive plotting discussion on the trip down - in which  we digressed and realised that the theory of youngest son  having a high probability of gayness  as seen by Laura on a documentary applied to every character we had ever written ever - and that I really can't leave even a mini plot alone without trying to blow it into something enormous, and the unofficial motto of this holiday being "It's a mini-adventure!" - we arrived at Brean with little incident.
Unless you count the diversion and me going 'Argh! Lost now...oh no, I'm not' and Laura going "It's a mini-adventure."

Well the beach at Brean turned out to be a Small Fuzzy's paradise. There was water and sand and wide open spaces to run around in and most importantly there was mud. Sinking mud and all the peril that goes with it. So there ws running around, and we built a Sand  Weyr (I planned it so much better than Laura did) There as mutinous writing on the sand. There was rather amusingly the discovery of a random bit of writing in the sands that said "Ianto is king!" All highly ironic as  you can see Cardiff across the bay and Flatholm and Steepholm were behind us (Where the episode with the rift returnees were)

We had a picnic, we nearly got stuck in the mud, Laura failed to prove her theory that she was light like an ant and would not sink. Not even running and shouting "I'm an ant! I'm an ant!" helped for some reason. We poked things with sticks and failed to fly a kite because for the first time ever there was no breeze there! TarnSarnit!

And then filthy and  covered in mud we returned home where mum banished us to the shower and bath and then we had big old roast beef dinner and rice pudding as a slightly early Laura Birthday tea.

After dinner we ran away to watch movies - the Spiderwick Chronicles which was actualy rather enjoyable and  some load of tosh called Dragon Wars, which as Laura said should've been called "Giant Snake who might just turn into a dragon maybe Wars". It was rubbish:-)
We are currently sitting here yawning and a glow with sunburn which we didn't notice at the time! Lord only knows what we wil be doing tomorrow!


Thursday, August 14th, 2008
10:59 pm
Black Box Part 2

I'm still aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivve. Just about. My stomach has seen better days however, but that is by the by. Onwards with the account of the reign of Devestation created by the invading northerner.

Last night we watched Stardust, which I liked a lot, and Shrek the Third (which was more on in the background to be honest) I discovered that I could not eat. I was a big old pile of fail at that but Laura got to eat a supersweet sweetcorn and crackers and pate and salad and other random food items that passed me by. We did discover that I am incapable of writing posts if on the laptop and lying on my bed. My brain shuts down. However, I was better sitting up so tonight, though I am laptopping I am doing it siting up in the lounge.

Anyhoo, Laura was a little more awake last night so it was pretty late getting to bed  even with the Pirates bedtime story (arrrrr matey's) and yet, mysteriously I was awake a lot earlier. While I whiled away the time waiing for her to surface I wrote another section of the Pantomime so Katy would have something to work on. Eventually, te Small Fuzzy emerged from the pit of despond at about half 10 and then did not really gain consciousness for about another hour.  Our early start failed us!

Today was Clarks Village day - and now traditional trip when Laura is here and off we went into the  rain and thunder and weird weather.

Things that occured during odays visit/ things I have learned.
1) There is no good time or place to have Laura announce loudly. "No Vicky we are not going to stop and look at the Sheep Porn" - even if there was , the National Trust shop is not that place.
2) Only with Laura could there be such a thunderstorm while we were in Monsoon (yes, the irony was clouting me over the head) that the electricity went out and we were evacuated. She promptly declared it the best holiday ever.
3)LAura left her sandals behind in Whitards where she bought shiny chocolate for no reason aside from it being shiny
4) Next(to Nothing) is  a black hole singularity of bargains. Laura got a very nice work jacket for £7 down from £70 and a pair of trousers for £4 from £28. She refused all my effort to make her wear sparkly stuff. Dang her
5) I am more traumatised by Laura losing her camera than she is.
6) We bumped into Katy and had a brief chat about Pirates and so on. Katy and Laura survived meeingeach other and there was no marking of territory - just as well as I really didn't want to go there.
7) There was a big old rainbow as we went home.
8) We bought more chocolate from the Thornons facory shop han anyone should ever have.

At home, I had somewhere in the course of the day foolshly told Laura the secret of how Kat keeps me writing. Which was that she effectively tortures me until I do as she says in some weird abusive co dependent co-writer relationship *coof*. Unfortunaely, this meant that when we got home, Laura started doing the same! And she was able to lean over and poke me literally if I didn't respond quickly enough. ARGH.
And thus we have continued as we were exhausted from the excitement of shopping. Tomorrow, we shall see what the weather brings and what time the Small Fuzzy gets up.

And whether I can stop the 't' key sicking on my lappy! tarn sarn it.!

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