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17 August 2009 @ 05:46 pm

Ok, yes, I finally got round to reading the book that my Mum has been wanting me to read for a while now. Mainly because I knew about the movie coming out, mainly because lately I've been reading anything I can get my hands on.

And it was such a beautifully tragic story.

Normally I tend to avoid tragedies, as I'm an emotional wimp when it comes to anything sad. Stories should have happy endings where love conquers all and the bad guys get punished, etc.

The first section of the book was magical. The idea that you could meet your husband from the future when you're only 6, and the whole relationship that began because of Henry meeting Clare was the best part. The second and third parts kept me up reading till gone 5am this morning, bawling my eyes out. (Seriously, I have cried more in this month than I have all year. It's just getting ridiculous now!)

And then, as I couldn't stand to wait to see the film at the end of the month with my Mum, I went to see it today. (I must be a masochist...) And I was amazed that by the end of the movie, there wasn't one person (except a few of the guys) who wasn't crying.

I loved the opening and ending shots of the bubbles of colour. It really reminded me of when you start and finish a book, and there are so many things that are just waiting to happen. I sympathised with Henry more in the film, I think, because you saw what he had to deal with when he travelled to a different time, and how he had to cope with watching himself, and his mother die. Rachel McAdams was brilliant as Clare; bubbly and beautiful and you could tell just by watching her look at Eric Bana that there was good chemistry between the two. Alba was beyond cute, and it was clever how they got her little sister in real life to play her younger self :)

I think I could go on a bit more, but I really don't want to ruin it any more by breaking it down to analyse. Overall, it was a beautiful film that really made you believe Henry's condition and trials that he had to accomplish to have a relatively normal life.

Thank you Audrey Niffenegger for writing such a fantastically real book, and well done Eric, Rachel and ther rest of the cast for an amazing and faithful reproduction of her work.

Now I have to go restock my tissue collection. Thanks guys! XD
Current Location: The Flat
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Lifehouse - Broken
10 July 2009 @ 08:13 pm
I can really go off my Dad sometimes.

Most of the time he's the nicest person; really thoughtful, geeky, loving, etc. But when he gets it in his head that someone has done something rude or offended him, he'll get quiet and mad at you for days. Then lecture you about what you did wrong, trying to make you feel ashamed over something so trivial, but reeeeally matters to him. Like the tone of your voice, or your facial expression when you speak to him. God forbid you give him the inappropriate respect like they did when he was younger. I should be thankful I'm too old to be hit repeatedly on the bottom anymore.

Just because I didn't call your fucking bitch of a mother doesn't give you the right to lecture me about 'ignoring' your bloody 'request'. I didn't 'ignore' it. I FORGOT.

Get off your high horse and go shove your lectures on some other poor soul who doesn't do what they tell you to do.
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: angryangry
13 May 2009 @ 01:28 pm
Wow. It's been a while since I posted anything! Especially manip-related :D But since I actually got round to making my first one last night while I was waiting for my Final Major Project work to dry, I thought I should post them (even though they're a bit dodgey from lack of practice ;P)

Ok, so, Clary has been a hard character to find an actress for. First there's the whole 'red hair and green eyes' thing that's difficult to pin to just one actress, and then there's talent and age. She's meant to be about 15/16, and since I don't know many actresses that age, it's been hard for me to find one I like.
But while I was looking at a child star website, one of them stood out the most: AnnaSophia Robb.

Sure, she's blonde, but I remember her being a pretty good actress :D So this is my attempt to change her into Clary.

This image was one taken from her latest film 'Race to Witch Mountain'. Gah, I remember watching the originals on tv when I was a kid XD (Oh, and please excuse her eyebrows and the fact that her hair is orange rather than red. I really didn't do those well  >.<)

And this is just one I developed with Jace in the background, as graciously posed by Alex Pettyfer, complete with golden eyes :D

Please don't steal these! D:
Current Location: Halls
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Jackson Waters ~ Come Undone
10 January 2009 @ 07:52 pm
RULES: Fill out this meme. At the end, tag 10 of your friends. I honestly don't have enough friends on here to tag, plus, they've probably already done this anyway! So, if you want to take this meme, feel free.

I've come to realise that my hair: Doesn't grow as fast as I want it to, and that it definitely needs cutting. But I love it at the moment :P 
I've come to realise that my heart: Is ready to accept that Robert Pattinson will never marry me TT.TT 
I've come to realise that my job: Is non-existant! I still haven't found one D:
I've come to realise that when I'm driving: Driving. Yes, I should probably start that again. After Uni, or when I have money. Either or :P
I've come to realise that I need: To become a more sociable person, and not be afraid to talk to people.
I've come to realise that I've lost: My sanity because of Twilight XP
I've come to realise that I don't like it when: People I don't know or like tell me what to do. Apparently that comes from my Mother's side of the family...
I've come to realise that money: Seems to go in and out of my bank account too fast for me to count TT.TT
I've come to realise that certain people: Are more important to my existance than I originally thought they were. And I love them for it :) 
I've come to realise that I'll always: Be a very clingy, aka 'soppy', person who loves to give out hugs when I'm comfortable enough with people. 
I've come to realise that yesterday: Was really boring, and I need to get out of my room more >.<
I've come to realise that my mother: Is my best friend, and I couldn't live without her.
Before I went to sleep last night I realised: 'PS: I love you' by Cecelia Hearn was a touching book that made me cry, and that I hope I never have to suffer what Holly suffered :(
I've come to realise that when I woke up this morning: I shouldn't have gone to sleep after 3am expecting to be refreshed when I woke up at 10am to see my family XP 
I've come to realise that right now I am thinking: I should probably start cooking dinner...but what to have? *ponders deeply*
I've come to realise that my dad: Is full of wonderful ideas. And warmth. I'm sure he enjoys it when I stick my cold fingers on his neck X3
I've come to realise that today: Was insanely cold, even for England. And that I should buy milk when my parents come over, so they don't have to drink the god-knows-how-old stuff Alex leaves in the fridge for everyone! 
I've come to realise that tonight: I'm tired, but I really need to get on and finish my Xmas project. Ooh, and that the Strada mushroom ravioli lunch with my family was really nice :D Ooh, and I have fox friends on my Halls' campus!
I've come to realise that I really want: To work in the film industry, probably in the art department, but possibly as a director. The only problem is, I'd be on the wrong University course if I wanted to do that O.o This would be the moment when I mention Ridley Scott and Catherine Harwicke again, right? 
I've come to realise that the person who is most likely to repost this: Like I said, they've probably already done it *points to RKC*
I've come to realise that life: Seems to have passed me by, and I want to go back to being 9 again TT.TT 
I've come to realise that my friends: Are the best that I could have asked for. You hear that, you're all wonderful people! Now, if only I could meet you in the flesh more regularly! XP

(I apologise for the randomness!)
Current Location: Halls
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: The Cranberries - Linger

My first post of 2009, and it's already starting off badly >.<

I'll start off with Youtube, since I just got ANOTHER email from them. Apparently we're all going to have to make our own music whenever we want to make music videos in the future, because Youtube seems to be cracking down on everything I've posted over the past 2 years, saying the music is already copyrighted. I understand that I don't own the music, but it's been fine to use it over the past couple of years, so why are they making such a big deal of it now?

As of this week, I've had 3 or my older videos blocked, and one of the ones I wanted to post over Christmas instantly blocked after I added it. And I think I've had enough now. Apart from Imeem, does anybody have any other good websites they know would accept my videos?

Second. Deviantart. I have a serious love/hate relationship with this site.

I've been on there for going on 3 years, but apart from the one major time when all my Twilight manipulations got taken down (which I completely understand), it has only been since I've posted Twilight art that I have been getting stick from people. I've just had this person comment on one of my artworks, and threaten me with it being taken down and me being 'punished' by the DA Mods. Ok, first off, I'm not a child. Second, I know I used Amy Howe's artwork, but in all fairness, my drawing is the predominant aspect of the image. It's never seemed to bother anyone before, but I will willingly take it down if it's causing a problem. I'd just rather not have someone come along and quote things to me as if the rulebook is their life and they think they're superior over me because I've done something 'naughty'.

And then there's my club that I created with Hayley, Cullenists-Unite, which seems to be constantly bombarded with Twilight-hater comments about how bad Twilight is, and how my club is twisted because it thinks Cullenism is a real religion. Seriously, we made it for fun. It's a joke between us, because of how devoted people are to the Twilight series, movie and Stephenie herself. I don't believe in any religion to be honest, and my friends know this. Why can't people see it for the fun thing it was meant to be?
Current Location: Halls
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Let Me Sign ~ Rob Pattinson
07 November 2008 @ 09:12 pm
I was just watching '35mm' - a film show on Sky Movies with interviews with cast members, and previews of upcoming films. And the whole while I was thinking, 'wouldn't it be awesome if they played something about Twilight? But they can't, cause it's too early, and the film comes out next month.' But what do you know?

They played the INTERNATIONAL TRAILER in HDright at the end of the programme! X3 OME!!!

As soon as I heard the opening bars of the trailer I had to restrain myself from screaming in happiness XP

I know that this show is regularly playing on the Sky Movies channels in the UK. It played right at the end with the presenter saying something followed by 'something to cleanse your pallette'.

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: highhigh
Current Music: Does Twilight trailer 3 in mp3 format?
01 November 2008 @ 01:32 am
*Death Glare Level 10 burns hole in computer screen*

Why Summit?! After such a great week of clips and images, why do you do this to me?!

The Twilight Illustrated Companion, which was meant to be released on 28th October in shops in the UK, which I pre-ordered over Amazon, has been delayed. And now it won't arrive till 17th November till the 4th December.

Current Location: Halls
Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: Bella's Lullaby (Movie Version)
15 October 2008 @ 10:03 pm

My third post in 2 days. Impressive :D

A few days ago my Mum told me about this coffee advert that she saw on tv where she thought she saw RPattz in one of the shots. Being the geek that I am, I told her that as far as I knew, he hadn't been involved in any adverts since he's too busy with movies. So we let it slide.

I've just now received a link to the video for Nescafe's Skinny Cappucino featuring Arabella Weir. And a scary RPattz look-alike! O.O

I can't find the clip on youtube, so you'll have to go here to see it.

He's around 16 seconds in, and only for a second or so, so try not to blink! This was the best screencap I got of him.

Nescafe-SkinnyCappucino-RPattzlooka.jpg picture by Rikoura06

I think he's too skinny to actually be Rob, but what do you guys think? :D
Current Location: Halls
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Ikenai Taiyou ~ ORANGE RANGE
14 October 2008 @ 10:23 pm
Seriously. Someone buy me a book and save me from my lack of originality!! Please?!

Just did some more fanart when I really should be doing some Animation work >.> Both are based around the song 'Everything' by Anouk.



Current Location: Halls
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Everything ~ Anouk
14 October 2008 @ 07:43 pm
Seriously, I hate giving these things titles! D: Please can someone write a book with witty lines to use instead of relying on song lyrics or crap like this?!

Well, Uni is going ok I suppose. It was quite a shock to my system with what they were asking for us to do at first. And it still is in a way. Sometimes I really don't think I'm suited for this course. I'm really only here for the drawing, but they're asking us to do all this really creative stuff and I have no idea how to go about it...

Today was particularly embarrassing! We started our animation intriduction, and by the end of 3 days were meant to have made a 10 second clip of someone walking. It's going to have a background (ugh) and they ave to walk in an interesting way. So naturally I designed my character after me since I think my walk (of tripping over my feet and practically everything else I can find) was quite an interesting one. Except everyone else had designed aliens and fantasy creatures with really random walks. Which we then had to demonstrate to the class. Which would have been ok, well, maybe not ok since I hate doing stuff in front of other people, but my walk was tripping over my own feet. So you can imagine what happened! I'm still thankful that I didn't fall flat on my face!

Summit has been really kind to us this/last week, so that more than made up for my huge failure as a student, but now I'm waiting for more new images. Curse you Summit, you teases! *Shakes fist*

I managed to get away with doing a bit of fanart before my work started picking up, so I'll post that here too, just to flesh this journal out a bit. Can't have limp journals now, can we?






All of these came out of nowhere, so I'm pretty happy with most of them, except the last one XP Realism off the top of my head isn't my strong suit! But on the upside, I drew this because I was tired of being teased by my journal header, then not one week after I've drawn it, Summit posted the new Twilight trailer, and there it was! And it looks WAY better than my version! :D

(All these drawings can be found on my DA page)

London Expo is soon! Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October! My Alice Cullen costume is practically done. I was going to make her movie necklace, but I don't know where I can buy any ribbon in Kingston - there are NO material shops! D: My Uruki/Limdo/Rimudo costume is 90% done too, just need to steal my wig back from my brother who keeps putting it on to do rockstar impressions XP

There should be another update from me by then, but if not, I'm sure you can cope without for a while!

Lastly, R.I.P Bella. She was too lovely for her own good, and she will be missed. So sorry Alice *more hugs*
Current Location: Halls
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: Mercy ~ OneRepublic