30 January 2008

Planes, Films and....Kitchen Porters

Wow, I've not posted here for absolutely ages. For nearly a month! Dear Steve, that was evil of me. So! What's on the books today?

Saw The Nines today; so I'll post a review of it as soon as I get around to writing it. Yes, I know I've used that excuse before, but it almost invariably seems appropriate to the situation! I have to write the damn thing before I can post anything, ladies! Still, I quite liked it, so that's a vague indication of what I thought right there.

Not been to the cinema for absolutely ages. It's actually quite scary, because the last thing that I saw was that stupid, awful, poorly constructed big screen adap of The Golden Compass, and honestly, it's getting me a little down.

Been trying to go see Sweeney Todd with Fee for a while now; but we've simply failed to manage it, because she's got copious amounts of essaying to do for her dissertation. But apparently we're almost certainly going to go on Saturday, and hopefully it'll be worth the wait!

Managed to actually attack my novel once again, and wrote a good 1000 words! It's not quite a chapter, but I'm slowly progressing after Winter Wonderland put a massive 'HALT!!!' to it! Although I'm telling people that I'm 'striking' with the WGA; that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Although I've been thinking about that, and if there's a time that anyone could get something they wrote made into a TV show or movie, this is it. Studios will be looking for stuff to see them (financially speaking) through the strike; and so hopefully some ex-indie gems will come pounding through. Still doesn't mean that Scrubs and 24 will get a kick up their backsides and actually get into production...but there isn't exactly much we can do about that now. Not if we actually want our beloved TV shows to retain their usual quality.

Oooh! I completed Call of Duty 4 on Veteran mode. That was rather harrowing in how bloody difficult it was; but it got done! Hurray! Also bought Ace Combat 6; played through the first 4 missions, then decided not to go through it too quickly - there're only 11 bloody missions! Still, I'm vaguely enjoying it, although dogfighting is - realistically, I suppose - incredibly tricky, and almost all of my air-to-air kills come from good ol' missiles.

That's pretty much it, really. Oh! I got another job - kitchen portering at a restaurant! Hurray! Having a 'trial two weeks' starting Monday. See if I like it; if I can do it; and if they like me! Should be good. But that's it!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An exciting week. 'bout time you expanded the novel.... chapter much awaited. Keep at it.