The Hub 3

Oct. 26th, 2009 08:13 pm
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Under the cut is my very inarticulate report and few photos from my weekend at The Hub 3 convention in Birmingham this weekend. I'm totally exhausted so please excuse the huge gaps in detail and memory.

OMG so tired )
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I am back after a month-long, self-imposed internet ban. Exam. Fucked it up. Trying not to get down about it. Now I'm catching up on emails and bookmarking all the fic I missed. If there's anything you'd like me to see feel free to link me up. Does anyone have any Torchwood or Doctor Who news?

Ianto's Box is still unopened, although I have now managed to move it from one side of the room to the other. I feel this week might be the week. I have turned a corner. Not a large corner like on a road but more like a Fruit Corner. This week I just might lick the lid of life. Am I mixing up my yoghurts again?

In other news I'm all caught with SPN (except for last night's so don't spoil me!) and I'm obsessed with it, I'm not at all convinced by NCIS: LA, and I'm so glad to see my Tony DiNozzo again. This is my first time of actually watching each ep week by week and it's already driving me crazy. Need more!!! NOW!

Lastly, 7 DAYS UNTIL THE HUB 3, BABY!!! I can't wait to hug James Marsters again and I feel much calmer about hugging Gareth for a third time. I'm an old hand at this now. The scary shit will be in two weeks when [livejournal.com profile] kitty_poker1 and I will be hugging Nicholas Brendon. OMGFAINTZ!

omg!!!

Jul. 27th, 2009 05:14 pm
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How did I miss that Gareth is going to be a guest at the SFX Weekender Con?

oH, kITTY, LOOKS WHAt thIS HAZ DONE to mine brAIN!!!

I might open my box now. And I mean that in a non-smutty sense.
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I'm not going to say much because I'm feeling a bit tired tonight, but I thought both plays were far better than Asylum, and The Dead Line made me choke up twice (which wasn't at all convenient because I was listening at work on my iPod). But seriously, Gareth gave a phenominal performance. Heartbreaking.

I remember when the only 'tie-ins' we had were the first three novels, and I was bitterly disappointed in, not only a great lack of pre-Janto flirting, but a huge lack of poor Ianto himself. But look at what we've got now! It almost feels like Torchwood was climbing into a cold swimming pool. First it dipped its toes, then it decided the water wasn't as cold as it thought so it dunked a leg in, then it decided the water wanted to be swum in and braced itself for a waist-height sink. Then, when a bunch of excitable people splashed in at the other side and waved it over, it smiled broadly and went for a big gay swim.

I love my Torchwood. Please don't let CoE be the end. It's time to sample the ocean.
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I want to say lots of wonderful things about this radio play, but unfortunately I'm struggling to think of anything. You guys know how much I love my Torchwood, but I have to be honest. I thought it was boring, I thought it sounded unrehearsed and I thought it was a sad waste of forty-odd minutes that could have been used to hook some news fans. Don't get me wrong, there was potential there, but on the whole it fell flat.

The first problem was the lack of jeopardy. I, at no point, felt at all worried, about anyone, and when you consider I get palpitations at the mere thought of anything happening to my Ianto, that really is saying something.

Basically, it was a nice idea, but the writing let it down. Unrealised concept and dialogue that felt off. At times I wondered if Gareth and Eve felt the same way, because they did not sound like Gwen and Ianto. John was just John, bless him. He did his best with the little he had to work with.

The humour was all wrong. It wasn't Torchwood humour. There was a major opportunity for some classic comedy near the start in the SUV scene, and while I did find it amusing, it didn't make me laugh out loud. Again, the writing was off.

I'm going to make a bit of an unfair comparison now, but hopefully you'll get what I mean. Compare Asylum with the fantastic, recently released audio book Sin Eaters and what you see (hear?) is a half-arsed piece of fiction that would sell a maximum of ten copies on CD if it didn't star the Torchwood cast.

Asylum Verdict: I want to end on a positive note so I'll just advise you to rush out and buy Sin Eaters instead, a piece Torchwood kit every fan should own.
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Yes, you heard that right! Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] kitty_poker1 and I attended James's Mastersclass. It was a rather pricey event, but worth every single penny. It was just what I needed to take my mind off things at home. And as I suspected, James and Gareth David-Lloyd were fabulous together.

Cut for a full account and photos )
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Under the cut is me with Eve, Gareth and Matt Rippy. I haven't included the one with Kai because I looked like a shape-shifting alien that fails at life.

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! And stuff. )
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I'm back from The Hub 2. I'm tired, my throat hurts, my voice is nearly gone and I'm almost totally broke. But I had the most awesome time. Everything was right and nothing was wrong. It was everything I dreamed it would be. I'd like to do a coherent report, but my eyes are rolling up into my head so I'll apologise now for the typos and randomness.

Cut for random excitement )
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After much ditheration, which included wringing of hands, chewing of little fingers, and early-morning emails to [livejournal.com profile] kitty_poker1, I finally booked my photoshoots for the Hub. I wasn't going to do it because I'm scared, but I've decided life is too short and although I'm still terrified, I'm determined. This could be a once in a lifetime thing so why the hell not.

I'm having photos done with Gareth, Eve and Kai and, Holy Hub, if I wasn't excited before, I'm just beside myself now.

Need to write lists. There are still things I need to get. I'm debating new boots. I need some for work anyway. Same thing with a watch. Also need minture bottle of my fav hairspray, and possibly a new bottle of my fav glamshine lippy if I can't find the one I've already got. Oh, need to track down my evening bag, too.

DON'T LET ME FORGET TO PACK MY PJ'S!!!!! I AM INFAMOUS FOR THIS!

SWEET!

Mar. 6th, 2009 03:58 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] kitty_poker1 and I are going to James Marsters: The Marstersclass on 2nd May. It's an all day event with a concert, autographs, photoshoot, 'Marstersclass' and a Q & A. And Gareth David-Lloyd is going to be there!! Two of my favourite boys on stage together! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Holy shit, after all this time, I'm finally going to meet James! OMFFFFFFFFG!!!

I'm slightly skeered, and so excited that I don't know what to do with myself. I got no work done today and instead sat at my desk making peculiar squeely fangirl noises. I couldn't concentrate on my book at lunchtime so I went shopping for clothes for the Hub next week. I bought black jeans, stone combats, an interesting green top and a new belt.

Am now watching Dude, Where's My Car and waiting for Hal Sparks, because that's all my brain can manage.
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I need to take a deep, calming breath because I HATE iTUNES!!!!!! ARGHGHGHGHGHGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I want to sync a playlist onto my iPod and I can't work out how to do it. STUPID PLAYLIST!! But I need it, see, because I've copied one of Gareth David-Lloyd's audio books into iTunes and there is no album name and no track names and therefore putting all the files onto a playlist is the only way to bunch them all together so I don't throw up all over myself trying to find the right track while I'm on the bus.

Somebody please to be helping me?


EDIT: Got it! It was right under my nose. Of course.
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It's been a weird couple of days. Grandad hasn't been behaving himself and we've had 'antics'. I won't go into it, but he's always been a handful and always will be. At times like this I need to remind myself that I need to be a little stronger and take things less to heart.

But never fear! I cheered myself up with some online shopping! I bought Gareth David-Lloyd's audio books. All of them. Am particularly looking forward to the Cthulhu ones. My ex was a massive Lovecraft fan and I caught a bit of the love from him. He used to read some of the stories to me, and now weirdly even five years later, the stories aren't the same when I read them myself. Now I have Gareth to read them to me! Yays!

In Devil May Cry 4 news, I'm still adicted, and every moment I play I fall a little bit more in love with Nero ~points to icon~ I went looking for Dante/Nero fic yesterday and joined a few comms. Haven't found much in the way of fic yet. It seems the fandom takes 'uke' a little too literally. Come on, I'm a short way into the game and I can already see that he's a confident, cocky, tough, talented, part-demonic warrior. I doubt very much he's going to cry during sex.

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