drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Watchmen: Pretty Awesome)
( Jan. 1st, 2012 10:37 pm)
Well, would you look at that. Another year through, and now it's 2012. We'll all have to watch out for that apocalypse that's coming up, won't we?

But for now, Happy New Year, all.

No resolutions here, because I've never really seen the point in them.

I spent New Year's Eve heading down Frankston way with Lara and a few others. (Yes, I know, the wilderness of Zone 2). We had copious amounts of barbecued food, splashed around in the pool a bit - not actually that much last night, because once it started to get dark the water was rather cold - drunk a bit (obviously), and played board games.

Well, "The Margaret & David At The Movies Boardgame" to be precise, which I ended up winning. Not sure if that means I know far too much about random pointless movie trivia, or I hadn't had enough to drink.

We also sort of could see the fireworks when midnight arrived. Distantly.

Naturally, the weather for the last few days (and for the forthcoming couple, too) has been ridiculously hot - 40 degrees Celsius tomorrow! - so I suspect I'm going to be spending the next few says bumming around my room, with it's Air Con.

What'd everyone else get up to?
So, I have less than poasty over the last couple of days, because I have been rather busy in an AFK sense what with celebration and all that. Thanks, incidentally, to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. Internet hugs for all! \o/

Anyways, yesterday afternoon, I met up with [livejournal.com profile] fa11ing_away for coffee and cake at Brunetti's. Which was fun catching up - I haven't seen her in a while, which feels kinda weird. Then we went down to the National Gallery for a bit - we meant to go see the Tea Exhibition, but we kinda got lost (and then distracted by painting of pretty clothes), and so by the time we found it, it was closing time. And on the way back we checked out a free exhibition about Sir Robert Helpmann at the Arts Centre.

Then we went and joined up with other people. Who weren't technically there for my birthday, but I decided I would claim the celebration as my own, anyhow. Went to a Malaysian place for dinner, had a cocktail at 1806, then we toddled up to Lanigan's and had some more drinks. And watched some of Lesbian Vampire Killers. Which is, in my opinion, the perfect movie to watch drunk.

And then I went home.

Today I met up with Dad, and he got me a new phone. The iPhone was decided to be a bit too expensive, so instead I got an LG smartphone. Which is rather nifty - or at least will be once I get it connected to a network (I had to get a new SIM card, since the old one was getting old and crappy, and wasn't really great for Internet browsing. The lady on the support line said they can take up to 24 hours to get fully activated. So hopefully it should work properly tomorrow evening).

Then we met up with The Sister - she got me chocolate and a JB Hi-Fi voucher, now I just need to work out if there's anything I want to get - and we had Thai for dinner.

And that was th end of my birthday celebrations (at least until I see Mum next weekend).

And now for something completely different, a random bit of trivia that just occurred to me today, and I am finding kinda amusing: So apparently, Suzaku has a birthday on the exact same day as my mother.
So, it's my birthday, and I have no more classes. Ever.

I think a celebration is in order. :D

Off to socialise, see you guys later.
So, Birthday plans. Mother Dearest is coming done to visit on the 5th of June (weekend after next), and I've been asked what I would like to do that evening.

Either: Go out and have a fancy-ish dinner (The suggestion was Mexican - proper Mexican, not Taco Bill's). Or go see Fame: The Musical.

So, which do you guys think I should go for, dinner or musical?

In other birthday plans, I will be meeting up lunch-ish time on Friday (my actual birthday) for coffee and maybe-cake with [livejournal.com profile] fa11ing_away. Whom I haven't really seen since she moved away. ;_;

Oh, and I think Hoyts gave me a free movie ticket (so long as I go to a movie on my birthday). Anyone want to toddling along that evening/afternoon and see what's playing?

...That's the fun stuff done. Now I shall go back to working on this stupid poster. It really is going to be a very unattractive poster. Not many pictures, and walls of text.
drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Haruhi: Haruhi/Kyon)
( Feb. 7th, 2010 11:44 pm)
So, yesterday I went to [livejournal.com profile] altheas and [livejournal.com profile] lena_supercat's wedding.

Which was lots of fun - certainly the most entertaining wedding I've been to.

Partially because, for once, I actually knew people beyond a few members of extended family. I probably knew people - including the bride and groom - much better than I normally would. Cue d'aww moments.

Partially because, well, geek wedding FTW! LOL Gazebo!

And partially because of [livejournal.com profile] altheas's glorious collapse. Face it, Rob, that's going to be family gossips for you guys for decades. Fainting in the middle of your own wedding...

The reception was much fun, too. With all the sangria and the origami flowers. And the vodka toast. And the tequila toast. And the dance list with songs such as Numa Numa and Skullcrusher Mountain.

I mean, how can you not approve of a wedding where they play Still Alive during the cutting of the wedding cake? Class.
Well, it's a bit late now, but Happy New Year, all! (And for the Doctor Who fans, Happy New Doctor, since that has taken over my flist as of late.)

I've been busily socialising over the past few days, hence the lack of postiness.

On New Year's Eve I went over to Tristan's. It conveniently started raining just as I got off the tram, so we ended up sitting in his kitchen and/or living room, eating drinking and drunkenly watching anime (Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu, for the record. There was a drinking game). Oh, and at Midnight we went outside and stood at the tram stop shelter to watch the fireworks. Because that's the way to celebrate, donchaknow?

Friday was [livejournal.com profile] fa11ing_away's going away thing here. (Yeah, in a week or so I is losing a housemate. *wipes away emo tear* And I am yet to come up with a snappy nickname for the new one) There were about 20 people or so who showed up. And we had drinking and pizza and ridiculousness. And I wasn't actually the first person drunk, huzzah!

And yesterday, I was intending to go to one of the comedy gigs at 303 in Northcote. Of course, they were sold out, and in my great good fortune I didn't find out about this until I actually got there. In Northcote. Which was a waste of tram ride, and caused much grumpiness.

So instead I went back to the city and had a nutella crepe. Because what can't be solved with the judicious application of nutella crepes? Listening to Won't See Me Coming from Gankutsuou on repeat is also rather theraputic when one is annoyed, I have found.

Hopefully, things should be settling down a bit for now. Well, at least until next weeks housemate changeover...
And so that was Christmas. And, um, Adelaide.

Christmas lunch was at Mum's, with her and The Sister and Mum's friend Robyn. Which was entertaining and hey, we got to hear about someone else's family drama for once. (The Sister's BFF - who is also Robyn's daughter - woke her mum up at 7am, having just come from the town jail. No, she hadn't been in jail, some dude beat up her brother and got arrested for it. On Christmas morning.)

Presents were:
- New computer chair from Dad. Which is still at Mum's place, since I didn't fancy taking a freaking chair on the train to Melbourne.
- Sister got me some Body Shop stuff, chocolate, and a copy of the book Where's Bin Laden? (3D version). Cue lulz.
- From Mum there were a bunch of lollies, some flavoured margarita mixers, and a Pandora bracelet. I entirely expect to be getting charms for it for about my next ten birthdays.

Then on Boxing Day we headed off to Adelaide. Which was... Adelaide. It apparently dies at like 5pm in the evening.

We did, however, get to see Sherlock Holmes at the cinema, which was quite a bit of fun.

The Panda's at the zoo were cute! I shall upload pictures, if any of mine actually turn out decent.

Oh, and I am currently boggling over the fact that I didn't get sunburnt at all in Cambodia or Singapore, but I did in freaking Adelaide. WTF, universe?

Next on the schedule: New Years.

Actually, on a vaguely related note, anyone want to go to the movies tomorrow or on Thursday before whatever NYE thing you have going on? I have two free movie tickets that expire at the end of December.
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, deedle dee deedle dum. Apparently being 23 feels much the same as being 22. Especially after champagne.

Anyhoo, to follow on from dinner and a show with Mum on the weekend, Dad was in Melbourne for the night, so I went and had dinner with him and The Sister tonight. So we went to Gurkha's and had Nepalese and champagne (which is admittedly not the most traditional combination), and then after that went to Brunetti's for coffee and cake. Which is somewhat more traditional.

Presentiness thus far consists of:
From Mum, a silver and pearl pendent thingy. (Which is somewhat less amusingly WTF than the purple velvet cloak that one time, but more likely to get everyday use).
From Dad, a gift voucher for Myers. Note to self: Find out when the mid-year sale is on, since I have numberous unused Myers gift vouchers.
And from The Sister, several blocks of chocolate, and a JB Hi-Fi gift voucher. Now I need to work out if there's any CDs/DVDs I really want right now.

And only a vaguely connected note, anyone up for drinks and/or dinner tomorrow evening? It's also the end of semester, so there's lots to drink to...
Happy New Year, everyone! *\o/*

I hope your 2009 is better than your 2008.

And to start off the new year on a great note: Terry Pratchett has been knighted! Cue jokes about Sir Pterry having to wear tights and fancy armour.
Really, I'd say I have been too busy to post anything, except it's been sort of the opposite lately. I haven't had enough going on to make posting worth my while.

Except now I do! Huzzah, hooray etcetera and so forth.

So, Things What I Have Done Since My Last Post:

Wednesday: Went and had a blood test. Again, not actually sick, just preparing for Egypt trip. In this particular case, checking levels of antibodies, since one lot of immunisations I got was kinda borked up.

Also, while up there I got a bunch of awesome ties from the Salvos round the corner. Now I need to work out what to wear them with.

Thursday: Got my hair cut. Finally. Hair is now at a reasonable length, and by reasonable, I mean chin-length again. No photos as yet, because I can't be arsed trying to take a decent one. If you want to see it, you'll have to meet me in person.

Then I had my weekly jaunt to the comics store, and then bought books. And then went home and laughed my arse of at everyone frothing over Batman RIP. (Frothers should have read Blue Beetle instead, since it was hilarious and awesome).

Friday: ...I can't actually remember what I did on Friday.

Saturday: Cleaned my room, voted in the council election, and then was [livejournal.com profile] fa11ing_away's party!

There were games like the Bean Game, and Humans! (which is like Zombies! only you play as a zombie), and also ickle tiny cupcakes, and pancakes for dinner.

Also, alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol. I think you can guess how my evening ended (ie. early.)

Today involved yet more bumming around. Plus me trying to work out WTF was going on with my computer. Namely, getting rid of a lurking virus.

And just to continue my recent trend of ending with a photo, here, have a photo of all the books/DVDs/manga/comics that has been lying around my room for recent months and not yet shelved:

This post is long enough to require a cut )
Firstly: Thankies to everyone for their birthday wishes, both here, in RL or elsewhere on online.

(I am including The Sister in that, whose wishes came via Facebook. She also quoted Star Trek at me, which given she's never watched it as far as I am aware, had me rather puzzled for a large amount of this morning.)

Anyway, onto other topics.

I went and picked up the Mysterious Parcel of Mysteriousness from the post office. Which was, to not a huge amount of surprise, a birthday present for me. From my Mum, to be precise.

However, the contexts were a different matter.

See, what my Mum got me for my birthday was, of all things, a purple velvet hooded cloak.

Which is just completely and utterly random. Also? Hilarious.

'Cos I certainly never saw that coming.

And I do mean hilarious. I opened it up on the tram to Uni, and literally burst out laughing.

(And as a side not to Mum, since I know she reads this sometimes: random does not mean bad. Just... unexpected. And bringing me amusing mental images of you shopping for it)

Anyhow, aside from that I just got gift vouchers, and, you know, money. Which is only to be expected given I never actually got around of making up a list of requests.

...And now I'm going to go back to giggling about my cloak.
*sings* Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me!

As of, oh, an hour ago, it is now my birthday. I shall have bid adieu to being 21. *wipes away single crystal tear of loss*

But, yes, good mood.

The first present I am due to receive appears to be, well, whatever the bloody hell the parcel that is waiting for me at the post office. I have absolutely no idea what it is or who it is from (or even that someone was sending me anything), so I am choosing to assume I have been fated to receive some mysterious gift. I hope it's awesome.

In other news, Teh Birthday Event was, for the most part, not a huge success. I had a lot of no-shows for assorted reasons, assignments being due this week being foremost. So I instead I went and hijacked Allan's party and tried to steal his guests.

For the first part, it was in one of those bowling bar thingies, which was... not the greatest place ever. The second half was in some pub Allan had booked, which was rather decent, apart from the bit where the decore gave one the impression that any second now a whole bunch of men in dark robes would walk in and start Satanic rituals involving sacrificing virgins. Or possibly just opening up people's Chakras.

And then me and my hijackees went and saw Indiana Jones (this was at 9:30. The 7:30 and 8:45 sessions were both full when we went for tickets). Which was, just as I said last time, a bit silly and requires epic suspension of disbelief, but was still damned fun.

I think I actually enjoyed it more this time. Possibly because, prior to seeing it the first time, someone on a forum I lurk at had received his comic adaptation of the movie a week early, and had been supply scans, and thus I was, like, spoiled for everything. Second time through, it was less about waiting until scene X or Y showed up, and more about enjoying the crack and lulz.

I swear, the drinks I had at the pub had nothing to do with my enjoyment factor. Really.

And that would have been that. Except the Pocky.

Oh, except that [livejournal.com profile] tinyteddyqueen's End of Semester thing on Friday? I'm totally hijacking that for my birthday celebrations, too. Just FYI. Since my party organising seems to be a bit of a wash-out, I think I'll just stick with letting other people do the organising, and then stealing the results.

Which makes me like the highwayman of parties. Or something.

...I am not actually drunk as I write this. Seriously. I've just been listening to ridiculously cheerful music.
This is only really relevent to those who wanted to come to my birthday whatsit next week (see my Facebook or this post for more info. Everyone else, feel free to ignore.

So, according to the Hoyts website, next week on Tuesday, Indiana Jones is only being aired in the evening at 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

Since, for a night still during term, 9:30 strikes me as finishing a bit late for my liking, the plans set up need some slight alteration, giving basically two options:

- Go to the 6:30 session, and have dinner after.
- Have dinner before, and then walk over to the casino to see the movie at the 7:45 at Village.

Thoughts, anyone? If I don't get any responses online, it'll basically just be a case of whoever shows up at 6pm helps me decide, so if you have any specific wishes and can't be there at 6, let me know online or by SMS ASAP.
drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Hoopy Frood Ten)
( Jun. 5th, 2007 09:19 pm)
For all the chaps over on [livejournal.com profile] lifeonmartha who've gone and friended me, howdy!

Though I must add, if you are expecting staggering displays of intelligence and wit, now is probably not the best time. Middle of exam period, alas. One essay and exam have been done (Essay was rubbish, exam was two thirds quite good, and one third bullshitting that might pay off), and I have two more essays and an exam still due.

Which means I am slightly less posty when I come online, as it tends to be me trying to distract myself from the horrors of actually doing work.

Still come the 15th and it's all over and done with. And I have over of month of wonderful, glorious time off.

For all the people who've known me a bit longer: I said I was going to post about my 21st last week, didn't I? Whoops.

Anyhoo, 'twas fabulous fun. Everyone who said they were going to come actually did - I'd been having paranoid fears someone would forget the date or something and not show. Food was both good and plentiful, as were the cocktails. Bless. And the show was as fab as ever, though I had seen it before.

(Somewhat on that note, the next show, starting as of this week, is supposedly pirate themed. [livejournal.com profile] tinyteddyqueen and I have vague plans to possibly go see it after exams, anyone else want to join our as of yet not existant plans?)

Memorable bits include the comedian one who went through the audience complementing [livejournal.com profile] altheas on his performance in Brokeback Mountain, [livejournal.com profile] forsakendaemon attempting to see how many plastic spiders he could get in his hair, the mini BPAL party that was apparently going on, Callum getting majorly hit on by that costume lady, and the plots on how to divide up the waiter's wardrobe (and the waiter).

Thankies must go to these people for their prezzies:
Erm, whoever it was who gave me the mud with the infusion whatsit.
[livejournal.com profile] tinyteddyqueen for the sake and sake serving stuffs. So pretty.
[livejournal.com profile] lena_supercat for the book voucher.
[livejournal.com profile] saikogrrl for the chocolate. And alcohol. And alcoholic chocolate.
And it wasn't at the party, but [livejournal.com profile] fa11ing_away for the cookies and ickle Dalek.

Also I got my presents from Teh Family.

The Sister, classy individual that she is, was apparently going to get me a gift voucher, but it was raining. So instead I got a block of chocolate and money.
Dad got me a new computer, which should be ready later this week.
And Mum got me a return airfare to anywhere.

So, now all I need to do is work out where I want to go...
Well, it's practically over anyway, but still, I felt I ought to post about it. Not that I did, you know, anything really today. Except laze around, internet-ify, get rather exasperated and emo with fandom, end up resigning myself to the fact that I seem to be quite fond of a ship that is unlikely to ever be more than subtext, but at least shows some measure of complexity and development over the series and thus is completely unlike Ten/Rose.

And a lengthy period of checking out the post-POTC3 fic on The Pit. Most of which was a bit rubbish, but at least it was novel rubbish. Three days isn't long enough for the inevitable cliches to have overstayed their welcome.

In any case, I get the odd feeling I won't feel like it's properly my birthday until the party.

Speaking of, just a reminder notice to everyone who has said they are coming: This Thursday, meet outside Dracula's. I know I originally said 7, but I'd like to change that to 6:45, so we have time to get in. 7 is the latest, okay? *pointed looks in certain directions*

I shall be sending reminder texts in the next few days. I may have to find out a few people's numbers for that, mind.

I'm sure there's some rule against not having a single drink on the day you turn 21, but my appetite has gone again, and I'm not entirely certain it'd be a good idea at this moment
The future! She is forthcoming!

...That sounded less stupid when I thought it.

In any case: This Friday, I am due to see my sister play a crocodile in Peter Pan. Bless.

I also have, in today's mail, a bill for Dracula's - aka my 21st, which shall be paid off tomorrow, I think.

And a ticket to go see Phantom of the Opera in October. Well, they had more tickets on sale, and I couldn't not see it...

Also, I know this must be true, because I couldn't possibly hallucinate something that unlikely. (Hey, I'm a Cats fan. Pessimism tends to be my default reaction. It avoids disappointment.)

Also, a thing what is cheering: No matter how crazy the shippers in Doctor Who fandom get, they can never possibly be anywhere near as crazy as the Harmonians.

And since I have a headache, sleep in the not too distant future sounds like a nice idea.
drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Lulz Internet)
( May. 11th, 2007 10:47 pm)
So, apparently The Sister is going to be in her college's production of Peter Pan.

As... the crocodile.

For some reason, this is the funniest thing I've heard all week.

The party is somewhat resembling organised: A booking has been made, anyhow. Including myself and Teh Family, there will be 17 people. Apparently.

There has been a slight lack of posting as of late. Um, oops? In recompense, I shall point people to everyone's favourite wank comms.

Gotta be something to entertain everyone, right?

Random Quote from earlier this week:

(At the Star Trek club AGM) "Is it racist to hate Klingons?"

ETA: Theoretically, I am invited to a party tomorrow night - [livejournal.com profile] jess_with_a_hat's, I do believe. But I can't find the details anywhere. Which is... making attending slightly troublesome. Hmmm.
So, today I had a lecture on fandom. YA RLY!

Well, technically it was one on TV Audiences. But after some stuff on encoding, and how individuals have different readings, we went and talked about fandom and fan culture. And fanworks. And slash.

It was awesome. Even if the fandom used as an example was The OC.

I wish all my lectures could be fab like that.

However, between my lectures I got a bit bored, and thus toddled off to the Rowdy. In which I started reading some of the Hellblazer graphic novels. I quite liked the three I read.

...dammit, I don't need more stuff I really want to read. *facepalm*

Arrangements for my 21st continue, and I've heard back from most people so far. Thus far, including Teh Family, I seem to have 18 people down. If you're one of those who hasn't spoken to me about it please let me know before Thursday, as that's when I'll be making my booking.

Speaking of my birthday, I need to think of something to ask for from The Parentals. 'Cos Mum asked me what I wanted when I spoke to her on the phone, and I honestly hadn't thought of anything. Any ideas, noble flist?

Also, for anyone interested in the AFL, I just have to say LOL PWNED!. And this is not just because my team is Geelong and The Sister's is Richmond, and she went to the game on the weekend
drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Ten/Martha Twirly Hug)
( May. 1st, 2007 10:11 pm)
Firstly: Having chatted with someone from Dracula's about bookings, I was informed that they prefer group ones to be in about a month in advance. Given the date I've set is four weeks from this Thursday, I really, really would appreciate it if everyone who would like to come could let me know ASAP, so I can give them the numbers next week. The info's all here, and your reply will be screened. Including the family, I've got 10 people so far, which means two more for group discount.

So, let me know please ASAP.

On the subject of parties, since I am going to [livejournal.com profile] ranorith's 21st this weekend, I shall miss out on this semester's Dark Zone. Alas. Should be fun though. If I can work out how to get there.

Uni-wise, exam timetables are now out. I have Dev Psych on the 5th of June, and Neuro on the 15th, and that's it. (My other subjects are essay only ones. Ah, Arts...)

Got another assignment back yesterday - that CCM one I did on V for Vendetta. I got another H2A for it, so I'm happy.

And today's Dev Psych lecture was about bullying. Which naturally depressed me. Intesive applications of Music and Fandom was required to cheer me up.

Spekaing of fandom, this month's Doctor Who Magazine arrived rather impressively early for once. Making up for the insane lateness of the last two, perhaps? Am still deciding if there's anything I should specifically quote on [livejournal.com profile] lifeonmartha.

Speaking of said comm, the preview pics of the next episode win at hot. Best looking Doctor-Companion team ever. Srsly.

And from other fandoms, Lols as the Harmonians do what they do best (ie. wank).

Oh, and Life on Mars proves it's come of age with Baby's First Wank
drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Hoopy Frood Ten)
( Apr. 29th, 2007 10:17 pm)
Shockingly enough, it's a post completely unrelated to fandom. Instead it's about *drumroll* my 21st.

So, I've been speaking to the Parentals, and plans are starting to slip into place. However, I sort of need to get an idea of numbers, so I can make bookings and what-not.

Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 31st May, 2007.
Time: Precise time TBA, but around 7ish.
Place: Dracula's Theatre Restaurant, Victoria St, Carlton.
Includes: Three course dinner, and show. Oh, and the fab atmosphere at Dracula's. Plus dancing and so on after dinner.
Bring: Money for your own drinks (They have some rather nice cocktails. Plus, you know, ordinary drinks). Also, seeing as it is a gothic themed theatre restaurant, people are entirely welcome to go with the theme and dress a little crazy. (Not everyone will, mind)

Additional Info:
- Because it'll be a group booking, I need to know numbers soon. So, expressions of interest ASAP, and full confirmed RSVP by some time next week (I need to ring the place, to check how early they require group bookings).
- For Melbourne Uni peoples, it's during swotvac, if that's any relevance.
- The Parental shall be along, too. However, it' my 21st, so saintly behaviour isn't expected (and having a few drinks is).
- 12 people are required for a group booking. I have 5 definites thus far.

This goes to all my friends from uni, formerly at Uni, in association with Uni clubs, or any other way I know you (Yeah, it's only relevent to the Melbourne types):

So, if you are interested, and think you will be able to make it, drop me a comment here, or tell me in person. Also, so I can check up before I do the final booking and all (and I still haven't gotten everyone's numbers back since my old phone was pinched), please leave a mobile number here as well (and you're name, since LJ names sometimes confuse me). Again, people are welcome to tell me in person. But hearing from you ASAP would be nice.

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