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(Tell me why) I don't like Mondays... [Feb. 9th, 2004|11:47 am]
Miss Von Trapp
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Didn't do an awful lot yesterday afternoon...but come 3 o'clock I settled down to watch Stargate SG-1 and then Enterprise...

I grew up watching the original Star Trek series (Kirk et al), and reading all the old books that accompanied them...I LOVE Star Trek, but I get a bit bewildered with all the spin-offs now. Much as I love them, you can't beat the old crew, and I used to have lots and lots of fun with my other trekkie friends in the school library making 3D Chess sets, ensign badges and writing comedy scripts based on them...oh yes, everybody was paired off; with such comical results and situations hehe!! Uhura and Spock, Sulu and Kirk...that kind of thing!!

It seemed to be unintentional comedy day on tv yesterday as well...in SG-1 they had representatives of the British and French government whose accents kept me giggling most of the way through...and the Enterprise episode was 'Judgment' (minus the 'e'), featuring a Klingon advocate who looked almost exactly like Roy Wood from Wizzard in their Xmas video...minus the zig-zaggy makeup, but with the hair and beard etc etc...

When I first started watching Enterprise it took me a while to get used to Scott Bakula as well...I kept expecting Ziggy to show up and tell him that he'd Quantum Leaped into a federation captain's body...hours of working out that his mission was to boldly go...

Ok, I'll stop right there.

Met missbumpkin in the Nowhere at 7pm, and we went off to see Thirteen at 8pm...

And we thought Noi Albinoi was depressing??? OMG!! This one was a rollercoaster ride of screaming girls going off the rails and it just got worse and worse...almost couldn't watch at some points...

It was harrowing as hell toward the end...like a modern american 'Heavenly Creatures' (dir. Peter Jackson) for the Buffy/Clueless generation, in which their fantasies were not Orson Welles and plasticine imaginary characters...but the Mall, drug abuse, piercings and shoplifting...

Oh dear oh dear...

(interestingly, the screenplay was written by Nikki Reed: the girl playing Evie in the movie itself)

Got out of the kino at about 10pm and went back up to the Nowhere for another drink...had a text message from my mother to tell me that my Great Aunt Angela had died of an embolism...ho hum...rang mother, dealt with that...I didn't know her all that well, but we used to go on holiday to East Portlemouth where she lived with 'Aunt' Isabel and lots of persian cats for years. My mother is rather enjoying the drama of having relatives to stay for the funeral next week.

Peculiar woman...thrives on passing on information no matter how macabre...

Anyway, I'm doing over(under)time at work tonight and tomorrow...starting at 6pm instead of 10pm...an extra four hours...so I have to go out at 5. Better get on with some housework as all I've done this weekend is take in depressing movies and drink rather a lot lol!!!

*treads off to gingerly tackle the kitchen*

It's a TOTAL mess!!!

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 05:47 am (UTC)

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LOL!

My sister and I used to have our own version which was simply that we repeated that same line over and over but changing the day of the week until we'd been through all the way to Sunday lol!!

*grin*

I still can't properly remember how the chorus goes because of that;)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 05:56 am (UTC)

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I can't honestly remember...do carry on:)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 06:01 am (UTC)

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Nice lol!!

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 06:04 am (UTC)

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Oh duh! I remember that now!!

I'm a bit slow-brained today lol;)
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-02-09 05:48 am (UTC)
Is Enterprise a spin-off too far? Deep Space 9 I didn't really enjoy, but Voyager I quite got into, probably because they actually went places. Then again I'm a casual viewer, enjoying the stories, but not assimilating them into my Trek databanks in order to make more sense of the 'universe'.

I need to watch more Enterprise, but trying to stop my dad vegitating infront of Discovery/History Channel/UK History et al is nigh on impossible (and he doesn't contribute 'to the Sky').

== It's what the net was made for ==
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 05:54 am (UTC)

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Didn't like Deep Space 9 that much...the few episodes of Voyager I watched weren't bad...actually I rather like Enterprise (you don't necessarily need to keep track of the overall series storyline, nicely 'dippable')...and Bakula has the old Kirk values and human illogical-ness that I loved so much...

The song at the start always entertains me as well;)

Nice ring btw...

*cough*

If only I could find all my old script books...I wrote an entire series of Red Dwarf once as well...6 episodes timed to the minute to fit into a half-hour slot!!

They're still around somewhere...just could be in one of several boxes here or at my mothers *grumble*
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 06:00 am (UTC)

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Oh, and I also wrote an hour long Michael Jackson comedy musical for me and my library friends to perform...using all his songs from early Jackson Five days through to BAD lol!!

And a radio play of Echo and Narcissus, with a traditional greek chorus etc...

Must get back into writing scripts and stuff again...I rather enjoy it;)
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-02-09 06:23 am (UTC)

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What we need is a writing circle or something, where you essentially recreate that library atmos, sit around and just knock super-crazy ideas out, maybe even whilst slightly crapulous. It's the new rock n roll, or summat.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 06:29 am (UTC)

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Superb idea:)

Truly copacetic in a coprolitic kind of way...

And only if we can lock the doors to keep the first-years out and watch lots of Sesame Street, spend time fucking about with the photocopier and keep a pot of mould under the desk for a year that we give a name to and feed it bits of packed lunch every other day...

Also, when it's the end of the three years, mess up all the shelves by mixing them up alphabetically and set the 'meccano-ey' bookshelves at zig zag angles lolol!!!

Ahh me!! Those were the days!!!

*nostalgic evil grin*

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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-02-09 06:54 am (UTC)

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Oh don't forget to end a session by slipping a book into the group figure-of-fun's bag so the alarm goes off when they try to leave.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 07:06 am (UTC)

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We never had alarms though...I was a school librarian from 1986/7 to 1989 lol!!

The worst things we did to the group's 'figure of fun' were pinning him to the ground and pulling down his trousers, and an unfortunate experiment with the vulcan death grip, in which he ACTUALLY PASSED OUT!!!!

*hides in shame*

*twas my fault lol*
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 07:09 am (UTC)

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Oh, and I almost forgot poor Lawrence Cobbold, who we tied to the post outside the science block/english rooms by his tie and then stripped him naked and ran off leaving him there...

I wasn't a bully at school though...in fact, the first three years at secondary school I was the bullied one...becoming a librarian was an escape of sorts, and even then I blame Amy for running me off the rails a bit...

Revenge perhaps?

*giggle*
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 07:24 am (UTC)

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It didn't stop there to be honest...

I went to a different school for sixth form and paired up with Kathryn Brimblecombe there...we wrote lots of silly scripts, and a play based on McNaughton's Insanity Clause after going to see 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' by Dario Fo.

(I was labouring under such a defect of the mind and lapse of reason as not to know the cause and nature of the act I was committing)

We had many escapades before finally falling out after the school band trip to Normandy. We drank too much on the ferry and made a mess of the bathrooms on the boat by trying to dye our hair black in the sink on board...

Amongst many things we went through a whole phase of wanting white lab coats with a false arm on one sleeve so we could shake hands with people and then let the arm fall off...

...also managed to convince first years that the joss-sticks we were burning in the drama studio were cannabis and they could get high by toking on them...

...and got into serious trouble for setting light to a Union Jack flag in the carpark outside the metalwork block lol!!!

FUN FUN FUN!!!
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-02-09 09:46 am (UTC)
Burning a Union Jack, that's just the sort of thing you'd do for a laugh, yet would end up causing some quasi-political outcry that went beyond the school gates.

This explains everything! You're a danger not only to this country, but to yourself. Do yourself a favour: start buying the Daily Mail, get a tight perm, only patronise the 'proper' arts, none of this crazy nonsense! Marcel Duchamp indeed... tut tut.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 10:40 pm (UTC)

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Duchamp RULEZ!!!

OYEZZIR!!!
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From: shardofmany
2004-02-09 02:42 pm (UTC)
"When I first started watching Enterprise it took me a while to get used to Scott Bakula as well...I kept expecting Ziggy to show up and tell him that he'd Quantum Leaped into a federation captain's body...hours of working out that his mission was to boldly go..."
Ditto it was like watching the Sci-Fi series with Tim Curry in and expecting him to suddenly burst into song or strip and declare to the world he was a closet transvestite. Type casting boohoo!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-09 09:41 pm (UTC)

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Poor Tim Curry...

I laughed all the way through Stephen King's 'IT' for the very same reason lolol!!

Beep Beep Georgie!!! Oh Georgie!!

LOLOL!!
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