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So, I HAVE MY LAPTOP.

AND IT WORKS!

Excuse the caps lock, I'm seriously excited about this. I have had the same old computer for yeeears. It feels like I've had it forever, like, actually forever. I haven't, obviously, had it forever, but it has been a long time. It was the first computer I ever had that was actually mine, instead of shared with the rest of my family. I think I must have got it when I was 12. Maybe 11. It was a christmas present from my parents and, since my birthday is the 28th of December, I remember they gave me the actual computer for Christmas and made me wait three days before giving me the monitor. So they wouldn't have to buy me another present for my birthday. Cheapskates. Anyway, it's huge and slow and ugly and dull and actually, I'm going to miss it. I wont miss using it, but I've had it so long now, it'll be weird not having a big black box taking up unnecessary space in my room.

But still, having said all that, NEW LAPTOP! I'm incredibly happy to have something that actually works. AND I CAN NOW UPDATE MY IPOD AGAIN! My excitement, it cannot be contained. :DDD MUSIC!

So, with that out the way, what have else have I been up to since my last proper update?

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And, to end on a downer, as is my nature, my paid account runs out today, totally sucky :( :( :(

Hope all is well with eveyone else
 
 
Current Location: my room
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - This Love Is Fucking Right
 
 
shadowplay11
04 December 2009 @ 01:05 am


Recently I've been overcome by an absurd urge to do every single meme I come across. Actually, no, that's a lie. A big fat lie. I didn't merely "come across" all of these. No, I actively sought them out, searching all over LJ for more self indulgent questionnaires that would hold my attention well enough to offer up a proper service of procrastination. That is how desperate I've been to ignore the more pressing (and annoyingly boring) chores that life keeps insisting on presenting to me. Call this company! Book that appointment! Read your course material! Erm... no thanks? I'd much rather answer some stupid questions about myself.

What follows includes a lot of utterly pointless questions about life, music and the drinking requirements of fish. Plus some pictures of a man dressed as a wizard.

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Wow, this post has got rather big. Ok, I think maybe its time I stop with the memes. At least attempt doing something productive for, I don't know, a few minutes? And maybe soon I will manage an actual update, with, you know, sentences and the like.

Until then
 
 
Current Location: My room
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: The Last Shadow Puppets - I don't Like You Anymore
 
 
shadowplay11
18 November 2009 @ 06:19 pm
So, before I get into it, I should probably point out that this post really serves no purpose and only exists to aid my own.... musical crusade? I don't know. I can't think of the word. Basically, what I'm saying is, this post is of purely selfish intent. Because the only reason for it is to try and convince emma_tookto indulge me for an evening by agreeing to keep me company whilst I go watch a few of my favourite recent bands make a lot of noise on a stage.

The situation is this, the next NME Awards Tour has been annoucned, and it pretty much features the lineup of my dreams. Kind of. It's more like the lineup of dreams as far as new bands from the last few years are concerned, but still. Thing is, no one else I know is that bothered, and I don't want to go on my own, cos that's not fun. So Emma, you said you'd consider, and I thought I'd just... encourage that considering by putting some examples of music you'll hear on the tour in a post, so it's all in one place. Give it a listen and let me know if you're at all willing to be dragged along by me, please?

So, here, have some music.


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Current Location: My bedroom desk
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Metronomy - A Thing For Me
 
 
shadowplay11
08 November 2009 @ 06:24 pm
I have a new hat. It's purple. It keeps my head warm and matches my scarf. I like it.

So, I've not been posting much, which isn't ideal. My dad's laptop broke and so I've been forced to rely on my oh so frustratingly inept computer. A big, chunky, black box that takes up almost all space on my desk. I've had it forever; I got for my (I think) 12th birthday. It sounds like it's having a stroke (or a seisure, perhaps a both) everytime I turn it on. Poor thing. But I hate it. And it's a futile operation attempting to post anything to anywhere from it, so I don't bother trying. Sod's law that this would happen just ater I decide to start using my journal again, I guess that's always the way?

Anyhoo, right now I'm using emma_took 's laptop. This means that I can actually post something without going all hulk like and screaming at my non-responsive screen like a crazy person. Hurrah! So, I am taking advantage of this before I leave her flat and am no longer in the same capacity as a sane computer.


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There, that was pretty easy. Now for tea. 

:)


 
 
Current Location: Emma's flat
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Laura Marling - My Manic And I
 
 
shadowplay11
16 October 2009 @ 06:19 am

So. This has got to be the best thing ever. For real.





I love them so much right now. This was so unexpected. It's been fast tracked straight to the top spot in my list of Arctic Monkey videos. It's ridiculous. Genius. Perfect. 

And it has reminded me why I love them.

♥_♥
 
 
Current Location: living room
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
 
shadowplay11
14 October 2009 @ 08:31 pm

So basically, I saw emma_took's take on this "my life as a movie" meme, thought it looked like fun and decided to jump on the bandwagon. What I did not know however, was that it was going to take up so. much. time. I feel like I've been doing this meme for half of my life, seriously. Longest ever. Now though, I have finally finished, and can get back to more important, more boring things.

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Current Location: bedroom
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: stevie wonder - uptight
 
 
shadowplay11
13 October 2009 @ 10:44 pm

I love my cousin (emma_took). I always do, but right now I love her a just little bit more than usual. She just upgraded my LJ account and bought me icon space for a second time. And now I don't have look at ugly ads or pine for more icons.

So basically:
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Current Location: My living room
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
Current Music: Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
 
 
shadowplay11
13 October 2009 @ 10:24 pm

Wow. It's been a long time since I've posted on livejournal. A long time. Over a year. When I made this journal I had all intentions of keeping it going and updating as regulary as I could manage. That hasn't happened, but I think I'm ready to give it another try. If I can't keep it up this time, I think I'll just have to accept that I'm not good at journaling, and put the lid on it. I hope I can stay interested though, and think I'll take a different, slightly more self idulgent approach to it this time, see if that makes me more motivated to post.

I figure a meme is a nice easy way to start posting again, and since I never do anything emma_took</div> tags me in, I thought I'd do this handwriting one she did about a week ago. 

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Current Location: My living room
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: The XX - Islands
 
 
shadowplay11
05 July 2008 @ 01:09 pm
EMMA, WE HAVE TWO TICKETS TO SEE THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS IN OCTOBER.

I AM EXCITED. AND SO SO SO GLAD I WONT BE GOING A YEAR WITHOUT SEEING ALEX LIVE EVEN IF IT IS WITHOUT HIS MONKEY MATES.

I'M ALSO REALLY FUCKING TIRED, NOT FEELING WELL AGAIN AND GOING TO STOP WRITING IN CAPS.

So uh, yeah; Yay!!!

I almost missed getting them actually. I stayed up all night so would be awake when they went on sale at 9:30 this morning and I could grab them quickly incase they sold out. And then, because I was going to die from being so utterly exhausted, I went to lie down for half an hour. I WAS NOT GOING TO FALL ALSEEP. JUST REST. I NEEDED TO GET THE TICKETS. NO SLEEPING. Of course, I fell alseep. Because this is me and when do I ever do anything unless I do it at least 3 hours after the time I'm supposed to? Not often. Probably never. Because that would be way to easy, right? *head desk*

Luckily though! I woke up at 12 and luckily the London show was not yet sold out. So, I may be completely rubbish but we still have tickets. So I win. Or maybe not, who cares? We have tickets!!!

Anyway, each ticket was 30 squid with something like a £2 transaction fee, so call it £32. Just letting you know.

Going back to bed. So dead.

PS. DR WHO LATER!!! FUCK YEAH! SO EXCITED.
 
 
Current Location: my room
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
 
 
shadowplay11
29 June 2008 @ 04:50 pm
Right, so... three weeks since my last update? I guess that means the whole "keep new journal updated regularly" thing is out the window. That didn't take long. I said when I created this journal only a few months ago that I'd try and update on a regular basis, because I basically totally sucked at that with my old one.  I guess I still suck at it. Ah well, this is me trying to get back in the swing of things.

 
 
Current Location: my room
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: Crowed House at Glastonbury