Suggestibility #1: Gilmore Girls

One of the things I have inherited from my parents is suggestibility.  For example, if we’re watching something where a character is eating toast, we all want to go and eat some toast.  One series that is very influential for me in this way is Gilmore Girls

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Yes, I have seen more than just the first three seasons, but since the later ones don’t match the boxes of the first three and are more difficult to prop up, I thought I’d leave them out for now…

Before I get onto the things this series has lead to, I think a brief story of how I first got into the series is required.  Not because it is necessary to understand the rest of the post, but because I like the way that different interests can lead to other ones.  

Does anyone remember the late lamented Borders Book Shop from Glasgow?  I do, vividly.  It was a great place and I could spend a several hour long jaunt to Glasgow just visiting it quite happily.  One of the many things I discovered there – including Tamora Pierce, a subject for another blog post – was American Girl magazine.  Unfortunately I can’t currently find any copy of it, much less the appropriate one, for a photo.  Borders always had american magazines that you couldn’t get anywhere else, so it was the only place I could get this mag.  One of the usual features was where a baby photo of a celebrity was shown alongside hints about who they were, and you then turned the page and it was a mini-article about them.  One of these was Alexis Bledel, one of the eponymous stars of Gilmore Girls.  However, at the time I had this problem with watching popular tv shows, and teen ones in particular – I was just about to start at Uni before I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but that kinda opened up the genre to me after that!  – so although I thought the series sounded interesting, I did nothing about it.  Years later I got into the Gemma Doyle Trilogy

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And, for a while, there was the idea that someone was going to make them into films, and so forums on imdb were established to discuss it, and from there, discussing the other shared interests of the people who posted on them.  One discussion was about favourite Film, TV and Book couples.  The main couple from the trilogy were obviously very popular but the most popular were Book: Elizabeth and Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Film: Han and Leia from the Star Wars Trilogy and TV: Rory and Jess from Gilmore Girls.  This reminded me of the existence of the series and, since I had finished Buffy by now and was looking for another series to get into, I decided to look up clips from it on YouTube – my preferred way of testing out a series – and then shortly after ordered it from amazon. 

It’s about this mother and daughter living in a cosy small town in America and their lives and the lives of those who live around them.  The daughter is incredibly geeky.

After a while, my Mum got into it too.  Although we have a much larger age-gap between us than the mother and daughter from the series (who are only sixteen years apart) we’re really good friends just as they are and share a lot of interests.  After a while, and the help of a brief appearance from a ginger-tabby kitten, my Dad was introduced to the series as well.  Now we all three sit together and watch it.

Although the food in the series is not exactly vegan friendly – in some cases even hostile to vegans – there is one edible aspect to my suggestibility involving this series…  The main character practically live on coffee, and are always getting it in those take-away cups…

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At first, this was satisfied by getting Soya Hot Chocolate in this kind of cup, but after a while I discovered Cafe Nero Soya Lattes, and now I really AM drinking coffee when I’m pretending to be a Gilmore Girl…  I have now become a bit obsessed with the taste of of Cafe Nero Soya Lattes as well as the satisfaction of impersonation.

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But there are other aspects to my suggestibility (one of which springs from cool technology, which will be covered in another post) and in this case a big one is reading.  I love reading and do so whenever I possibly can.  I love many genres of books and, when I was being home educated, a large part of my education involved the Classics.  But one thing that I have sadly neglected for a long time is Modern Classics.  For a long time, the only book I’d read that could be considered as such was Lord of the Rings.  And Rory Gilmore reads a lot of both Classic Classics and Modern Classics.  For an idea of the kind of books she reads, here is a link to the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge: http://www.listchallenges.com/rory-gilmore-reading-challenge?ref=share which lists all of the books she is seen reading over the course of the series and you can click to show how many you have read.  I only discovered this recently, and the fact that the lack of modern classics that I can tick has refueled my attempt to change this.  Before that, I had this book

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Which, amongst other things, includes a lot of both well and lesser known modern classics – I am even reading a recommendation from this book as I wait for photos to upload…  It has been a great help, but for the most part, instead of getting on with reading the books, I have been doing this

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Just going through the book and putting sticky-notes in.  I have them colour coded, of course, with purple being those which I already have access to and green for those that I am interested in getting hold of.  

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But, as I said, the series not only focuses on the eponymous Gilmore Girls, but their friends, family and neighbours.  Rory’s best friend, Lane, is heavily into music.  This has encouraged me to branch out from my previous musical interests (Ballet, 40s music, The Beatles, and selected modern artists) into what I like to call ‘Cool Girl Music’, or the type of music that Lane would listen to

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Although I mostly download music – partly because this way I don’t need to wait for it to arrive – I recently decided, with the help of a great second-hand music shop in Glasgow, to get some in solid copy as well, partly for showing off purposes.  All but the Bangles CDs in this picture are from that visit, but I’ve had the Bangles CDs since shortly after starting to watch Gilmore Girls…

But I am making an effort to read more Modern Classics, and I am enjoying those which I have read.  The first one I read was Catcher in the Rye, which I could only read in short installments because it hurt too much worrying about the protagonist!

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I finished it on Christmas Eve last year when I couldn’t sleep.  Yes, I still can’t sleep properly on Christmas Eve, but it has now progressed into my excitement about my family’s reactions to the presents I’ve made them.  Well, and last year there was my excitement about getting the camera that I have since been using for my Blog.  It was actually very appropriate to read it then, because although probably no-one ever mentions this when talking about the ‘Angsty Teen Manifesto’ (my brother’s description of the book!) it is actually set in the lead up to Christmas.  

This is something I’m looking for more of now…  I get VERY into Christmas and have already been looking for both books and music relating to it (to add to my already very large collection) and the annoying thing with both is that a lot can be overlooked because it won’t appear in a search on book and music sites for ‘Christmas’ as they don’t include the word in their titles…  This is the case with one of my favourite Christmas Books, Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer, which is a detective book, but one that is more likely to have its setting mentioned in descriptions whereas books like Catcher in the Rye probably won’t.  I know this last bit has very little to do with Gilmore Girls and suggestibility, but it is connected to the story that I began the post with, since it is about how interests can lead into each other…

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Discovered that my palace stands upon pillars of salt

I know it’s been a while since my last post, and for some of that time there isn’t really a good enough excuse for that, but recently there has been.  I once again couldn’t find my camera lead!  I searched everywhere and even bought a new one (it was HD so I thought that would justify it as it was different…) but that didn’t work even though it plugged in fine…  It took me until then to even think to check if my laptop had a place to insert a card from a camera.  It does.  So now I have the pictures available to illustrate the posts I’d been wanting to do.

I decided to change the design of my blog mostly because I didn’t like the font size on my previous one, but couldn’t find a way to change that without making the photos too small…  It took me a while to chose this theme as there are lots of really nice ones, but I thought it was a good mix of girly and geeky…

Viva La Vida by Coldplay may seem a strange choice of title-source at first, but it is, in fact, relevant.  You see, this post is about a jaunt I had with my family recently to Falkland.

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For those of you who don’t know, Falkland has a Palace in it, which among other things was the place where James V died while thinking that his dynasty was over as his wife had just given birth to a daughter instead of a son.   This is where the whole depressed former king theme of the song is appropriate (and why I substituted the world ‘palace’ for the original ‘castles’).

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Another feature of any of my family’s visits to Falkland is a stop-off at The Pillars of Hercules just outside the town.  It’s a hippy place which grows and sells organic food and also has a health-food-shop-y bit and a cafe which, while not exclusively Vegan, serves Vegan food.  The name of the place is, as you may have figured out by now, why I chose the part of the song that mentions ‘pillars’…

I hope to use song quotations for blog-post titles in the future as I’ve seen lots of great blogs do this and always enjoy it.  I just thought that, as with the ‘Coffee and Tetralogy’ post, I would give a bit of insight into the strange connections that my mind makes between song lyrics and other things…

I know I should have included a photo of the entrance sign to Pillars (as we affectionately abbreviate the name to) and probably some of the shop and cafe, too.  But I’m afraid I was too busy being preoccupied with my aforementioned interest in taking pictures of cute animals!  There are always a LOT of cute dogs there!

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First of all there is this adorable young Westie who was being a cute little scamp at the table across from us while we were eating.  Unfortunately, I can’t remember her name now, but I do remember that she was still just a puppy!

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And this is Huey, in the only clear picture I managed to take of him – the rest of the time he was too busy leaping up at me and my brother to bother with sitting still!  He was a supposedly grown-up dog, but didn’t seem to have noticed that, yet!  Although he is the only one that I currently have photographic evidence off, Fife (where Falkland is situated) seems to be FULL of spaniels!

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And once again, we shift naturally and easily from real animals to fake ones!  This is the fountain in Falkland, complete with lions both guarding it and providing the water…

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And across from them is a different kind of fake animal – a statue of a human…

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This is Onesiphorous Tyndall Bruce.  I had to take a picture of him, because we always notice him when we visit.  Mostly, I admit, because of his impressively grandiose name!  You have to wonder what he was called as a pet name…  Tyndall, perhaps?

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I love outside steps, and they are almost as frequently seen in Fife as Spaniels are!

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And I had to include this picture, though its a different theme from the others because… polka dots!

That’s all for now, but hopefully it won’t be nearly as long before my next post!  At least if I forget about the fact that I can upload my pictures straight from the card, it’s written here in my post and that should help to remind me!

Paperchase!

This post will be, for the most part, only pictures, but first, a little introduction:  As I mentioned before, I am currently doing a Shakespeare course with the Open University.  The tutorials for this are in Glasgow and so are very easy to get to from the station so, so far at least, I have managed to all of them.  At my last tutorial, as my Mum and I were walking up from the station, I spotted a new Forever 21 shop, which is a name I know from the various blogs I read, but since I tend to get most of my clothes in charity shops or on eBay, I didn’t go in.  However, the fact that I called my Mum’s attention to it allowed her to notice the Paperchase shop next to it!  Obviously, stationary is something that you can’t get second hand (even if they haven’t been written in, why would you NOT want fresh new stationary???) and so we obviously HAD to go in.  We did buy some things, but a lot of the time was spent just reveling in all the memorabilia they had!  We had to go back after the tutorial as there wasn’t enough time to browse before!  Here are some of the things that caught my attention…

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I have another tutorial this Saturday, the day after my birthday…  There may be more pictures to come….

By theeclecticgeekchic

Miscellany

Because I wasn’t sure what subject these things would come under, I decided just to make a blog post which would be able to cover all of them. Image

 

First of all, here is an adorable pup I met in Pets At Home!  I always like to take pictures of cute pups when I meet them!

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But here’s my own cute pup, in the family’s new Summerhouse! (I’m not laying claim to the summerhouse as I’ve barely been out in it since it was made, a fact that my mother wants to change, but I think she’ll be understanding when she knows I’ve been doing this blogpost when I could have been out there!)

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And here is the prettiest little cat in the world, ever!  She spends an increasing amount of time in my room…

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Although not all cute animals I take picture of have to be real, animate animals… This badger would be cute anyway, but with the apron and dishwashing gloves on…

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And sometimes the animals are just so cute, I have to bring them home (Unfortunately, this is allowed considerably more frequently with the inanimate ones…)  This is Oscar Wildebeast (get it?) who I spotted in Sainsbury’s and surprisingly (certainly my parents later admitted to surprise at this) didn’t bring home until the next time I was in!

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On a non-cute related note, but another thing I’m very fond of, a food related development!  This is the family’s new pancake maker.  So far it has only been used once but hopefully that will change soon…

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Another new thing, related to a favourite thing… My Mum and I finally built my new bookcase for my new (ish) room!  Although we were just piling the books and DVDs on without any thought for categorising, I had to put all my Tamora Pierce books together and in order!  I will write a post about her books soon…  Also, that’s a leaflet about different things on at the Edinburgh Playhouse, not a program for Cats… I’m not generally a fan of modern musicals, but Les Miserables is a different matter, and one that will be discussed in a post once I’ve got the Blu-ray and so can illustrate it with photos!

I was going to include my recent trip to Paperchase in Glasgow in this post, but when I saw how many photos I wanted to use in it, I thought I’d better do that separately, but it will follow very soon!

Cute Things #1: Around the House

Finally!  A cute things post!  I’m sorry about the long wait, but the only downside to taking TWO Open University courses at the same time is that essays can get pretty much back to back…

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Unsure of where to start with this post, I decided to go with chronological, though since I can’t remember the order others were taken in, that will break down pretty quickly, but I tend to find it most difficult to get started, rather than to continue once I have…  This was the first picture I took for this post, as you can probably tell when you look at it.  These are Santa Bears that we have on the mantelpiece at Christmas.  Do I really need to explain their presence in this post any further?!?

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Following the theme of bears, here is my teddy.  I’ve had her as long as I can remember, and though it may seem childish to still have her around when I’m 23, she’s so sweet, can you really blame me?

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Continuing the theme of things in my room, here is my collection of creatures made by my friend Kris of http://kscottcrafts.bttradespace.com/! 

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This is the first of the collection, who I named Idris after the baby dragon from the Ivor the Engine cartoons I used to watch when I was little!  I love how chubby she is, it really makes her look like a little toddler dragon!

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Anyone very familiar with the opening chapters of Lord of the Rings will understand why I had to name this green dragon Sam!

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This little dragon was made for me at the request of my Mum and given as a Christmas present a couple of years ago!  I love purple and I’m a writer!  I’ve no idea why, but I just had a feeling her name was Terry…

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Another activity I love!  As yet I have no name for this little dragon, but I expect that one will come to me sometime…

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I had to get this as the little worried look on the baby dragon’s face made me want to look after it!

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Whereas this baby dragon seems much happier with this Good Wizard!  Yes, I know I didn’t have to protect this one but… just look!  Cute!

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Not a dragon or wizard, but similarly magic themed.  Besides, I love rabbits!  Kris is so great making little creatures have really appealing facial expressions!

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Not a part of the collection, just another cute animal I have in my room.  As with Idris, the chubbiness is very appealing!  Elephants are among my favourite animals!

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More elephants, but this time downstairs.  The quality of the photo isn’t quite as good in this one, but they’re pretty high up so it’s more difficult to reach them.  These elephants are on display all year round, but at Christmas they become ‘The Three Wise Elephants’ because of their number and the fact that they appear to be looking upwards (and it gives us an excuse to keep them around in December)!

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And a new addition to the Sitting Room.  I’m not entirely sure what kind of animals are supposed to be represented here, but they’re cute (especially the middle one on the right, for some reason…)! Also, I find the heart patterned material my Mum just added to is cute as well.

That’s all for this time!  There will be a separate entry sometime for animate cute things in the house!  But first I have some reviews planned…

A Day in Glasgow

Once again, the post of cuteness has to be postponed!  However, this post WILL have some pretty cute things in it.  On the 5th, my Dad had a tutorial to teach in Glasgow (he works with the Open University among other things…) and my Mum and I decided to go in too and have a look around at the shops (mainly stationery shops…) and then meet up with him for a meal.  Since my Dad’s tutorial was from two till four, we obviously had to get something to keep us going till we ate later…

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We dropped in at Cafe Nero for some Hot Chocolate.  You can get it made with soya milk there if you ask, as you can in many such places, but we have on good authority that the cocoa they use is DEFINITELY dairy free!  I had enjoyed hot chocolate from Cafe Nero before but now that my Mum had found out about asking for it to be double strength, it was even more delicious!

Then on to New Look.  I got what I describe as ‘Hippy-Heart’ (heart shapes with the CND logo in them) earrings for Christmas that had originated from there but I wanted to see if they had any Peace Sign necklaces, or silver earrings as the ones I got for Christmas were gold and I wanted to have a variety.  This is what I got:

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After that we went to Ryman’s.  I had intended to take pictures in there, but I was so engrossed with looking at the stationery stuff that I forgot!  Here are some pictures of some of the things I got there, though.  Taken once I got home

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The stickers are to decorate my Filofax (see previous post!)  However, the scraps weren’t from Ryman’s.  They were from Tiger, which had been recommended to us, and we’d never been to before.  This is where the cute things come in!  I was taking photos pretty much the whole time I was in there, and even starting before hand, through the window!

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How cute are these???

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And these?  For some reason I find the caption ‘Teddy Bear/Mouse’ incredibly endearing!

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I always find mini versions of things adorable.  I even have a post planned that will be devoted entirely to cute little mini things!

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And more mini things!  And they’re pigs!  (I have a special fondness for pigs… and bears…more on those in a later post, too!)

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My brother and I used to have a large collection of these from the Early Learning Centre when we were little.  (I say ‘used to’ but I think I still have most of them in a box in a cupboard somewhere… I find it really difficult to throw away anything with sentimental value…)

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And another animal I’m very fond of!

 

After that, we went next door to Waterstone’s to look at the stationery stuff there.  I also got a book poster there which will appear on here once it’s up in my new room.  But I also saw this…

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I remember the Moomins with immense fondness…

 

On our travels my Mum and I also saw this really interesting old building

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And this one with a model ship on the top!

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And then, after meeting up with my Dad, we passed this interesting looking shop, but we were on our way for food and too hungry to stop for any longer than the time it took to take a picture of these cute creatures!

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We ate in Stereo, a great Vegan restaurant and this is what I had:

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A falafel pita, followed by

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scones and jam!

It was a really great day, and I had plenty to gaze at and use when I got home!  But the most useful thing I got was a case for my camera!  Now it’ll be MUCH easier for me to take it to different places, and much easier to get out and use than it was in a padded envelope inside my shoulder bag!

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Let’s let the old year die with a fond goodbye

In my family we don’t really celebrate new year (although we now watch this song for it!), but I, personally, like the idea of the whole year stretching out ahead…. or maybe I just like the thought of a new diary!

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In fact, I like diaries SO much that I spotted this one after this other one had already been, at my request, put aside as a Christmas present!

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My Mum got one and so, obviously, I had to get one too!  We’re very bad influences on each other when it comes to stationery!  Only MY Filofax is smaller and cuter… Of course, I don’t have quite as much to do, so not quite as much I have to write in…

I am slightly obsessed with stationery…. Partly it’s because I write books etc and although I like to write the actual things on my computer, I prefer to write my notes by hand (I’m weird, I know).  But partly it’s just that they look so good!  I got a stack for Christmas…

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And then just FOUR DAYS LATER I went into Sainsbury’s and got this pile!

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On that particular excursion, my Mum and I were being bad influences on each other again…

Other new things:

I signed up for another Open University course!

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I’m currently studying the Myth course featured in the photo, but, as you will know from the previous post, I LOVE Shakespeare!  I’m really excited about doing them both – there will be a bit of an overlap…

Also, I’m currently in the process of swapping rooms with my parents!

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These are my blu-rays (the ones not currently downstairs from showing to the rest of the family…) and a few DVDs all packed up ready to move through!  Expect a blog post about my new room once the swap is complete…

Now, originally I’d planned that this would be a cute things post, so as to alternate geekieness with squeeing…  But new year seemed such a good way to lead into a stationery post because of the diary thing.  I will, however, include some cute things now.  Of course… some of you may consider Joseph Gordon-Levitt and/or Zooey Deschanel to count as cute things!

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I know Susie has already been featured in a post, but she looks SO beautiful here, I had to include her again!

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The previously un-shown Mimi lying on the stairs.  She’s adorable, but a little brute!

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And Daisy, again!  Look at that little tongue!

OK, I think that’s all for this year!

By theeclecticgeekchic

Coffee and Tetralogy (aka Being Pretentious Part One)

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Now, I don’t expect to do daily posts very often, but since this is the first proper post, I thought I’d better get things started off.  I have always been very keen on Shakespeare, starting off at a young age with being read Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (I was Home Educated and we focused on the Arts).  When I started uni, I was originally not planning to have English as one of my degree subjects, because of the emphasis on modern texts in the curriculum.  In the end, I DID do English, as I actually enjoyed most of the texts and they were ones that I wouldn’t otherwise have chosen to read for myself.  Then, when I started Second Year, I was rewarded for my patience by classics starting to creep into the course lists.  The first of these was Henry V

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Despite being a Shakespeare fan, I had not as yet read any of his History Plays, sticking to mostly the Comedies, and a few essential Tragedies.  This meant that I was STILL being introduced to things I wouldn’t have otherwise read.  I have to admit that part of my enjoyment of the play came from the fact that, in order to read things over the holidays and so have more time during the semester, I was able to read a Shakespeare play on the beach.  My first foray into being pretentious about reading Shakespeare plays!  For the most part, though I enjoyed the language of the play, I felt like I’d been thrown into the middle of something, because the footnotes kept referring to events in Henry IV parts I and II.  I resolved to read the preceding plays as soon as I got time off from reading from University.  In the end, that meant after I’d graduated!  On a trip into Edinburgh, I was looking in the Barnardo’s BookShop Charity Shop, I discovered this old edition of Henry IV Part IImage

I decided to get it and so carry out my plan.  Now, I had since discovered that I suffer from Chronic Fatigue (It had been going on a lot longer than that, and looking back, was the reason I had to be so ahead in reading for Uni and unable to read much for pleasure in between times) and realised that the only way to keep awake in the afternoon (I’d previously had naps during the day) was to have a mug of coffee.  Since I have a slight fondness for being pretentious about my geeky things, I decided that the best combination would be to drink my coffee while reading Shakespeare!  I read and thoroughly enjoyed Henry IV Part I – it contains everything you expect and want from a Shakespeare play: a mixture of beautiful poetic language, inventive insults and frequently crude humour! I then proceeded to buy (from amazon this time) and read Part IIImage

And then discovered through the footnotes (which were much more extensive than those in the older copy of Part I) that actually, there was another part to the series…. and it came BEFORE Henry IV!  Obviously, I then had to track down a copy of Richard II…Image

I was later to discover that it isn’t as popular as the other plays, which I was surprised by because the language is BEAUTIFUL!  It’s the most poetic Shakespeare play I’ve ever read!  I then found that the series was called a Tetralogy (and that that was the real word for what I had previously referred to as a ‘Quadrilogy’) and became a little obsessed with this newly discovered word (I did mention my pretentious tendencies, didn’t I?) referring to every series of four I could find as a Tetrology – including Tamora Pierce books.  Obviously, with the discovery of Richard II, I had to read the other three again afterwards to get them all in the right order, despite having almost read them in completely the reverse order first time round.  During my travels around the internet, I discovered that an actor I like, Eddie Redmayne, was going to be in a production of Richard II!  Unfortunately, it was only being performed in England, so I wasn’t able to see it.  Hoping that it was going to be filmed and shown on TV I looked up Richard II on imdb.com, and saw that, although there wasn’t a filmed version of that production, there was a version of the whole tetralogy that was going to be shown at the end of the summer!Image

I then spent the entire spring and summer of this year impatiently awaiting their broadcast!  I also watched any preview clip I could find.  The main advert, featuring a voice-over version of one of the best speeches in Richard II (the ‘tell sad stories of the death of kings’ speech) left me anxious, as I felt that it was performed with absolutely no emotion. I know, you thought I was only going to post complementary posts, didn’t you?  Well, don’t worry, this turns into a compliment!  When I settled down to watch Richard II (the rest of the family was out so I had the Sky + box to myself!) I was relieved to discover that the poetic, though emotionless, version of the speech appeared over the opening, and the rest of the play, including the speech when it appeared in its rightful place, was done REALLY well!  I went from worrying that the first part of the tetralogy wouldn’t be as good as the rest, to hoping that the rest lived up to the first part!  I’m glad to say that it did!  At least, Henry IV Parts I and II did, since getting the rest of the family to watch it too, I have yet to see Henry V because there was never a time we all felt up to a Shakespeare play, especially for the three who haven’t studied it, and when we were all available.  I’m still looking forward to it!  Now, when I first looked it up on imdb, I had no idea who this guy called Tom Hiddleston who was going to play Prince Hal/Henry V was.  Knowing that the role is one of the most complexly emotional in Shakespeare, I was anxious about whether he would be any good.  Fortunately, we were already planning to see all the Marvel Avengers films in preparation for Avengers Assemble coming out (post on that to come), and I knew he was in some of them…

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So as well as enjoying the Thor film in itself, I also used it as a kind of unofficial screen test  to see whether I thought he was up to the role.  I was impressed.  And it turned out he was great in the tetralogy as well as the Avengers films!

Now, since the title of this post mentions Coffee as well as the tetralogy, I thought I’d better post a bit about what coffee I have.

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I have a specific mug and a specific spoon I keep for coffee (it’s because I’ve got the measurements worked out for them in particular, so I can get it right) and after trying a few different brands, I found that Clipper Organic and Fairtrade is my favourite, although the Tesco Organic and Fairtrade type is a very close second, and after various different ways of sweetening it, I decided that the best sweetener for coffee is maple syrup! 

Even though I’ve long since finished the tetralogy, I still like to read Shakespeare while having my afternoon coffee….

The title is a (tenuous) reference to Coffee and TV by Blur – I would just always sing that to myself when I was preparing my coffee….  And the background for the book and DVD pictures is a throw I have on my bed that I got at the Meadows Festival (a kind of giant, hippy car boot sale held in Edinburgh every summer)

 

 

 

 

By theeclecticgeekchic

Welcome

This probably won’t be the longest post, but I thought I might as well add an introductory post.  For the first time in a few years, I was not just excited about giving people presents at Christmas (I often give homemade presents) but also about GETTING something!  The past couple of years I’ve had my big present early (Going to a Supernatural convention a couple of years ago and a kindle last year) and only wee extras on The Day Itself.  However, this year, I got a fancy new camera for Christmas!  This camera will be put to good use with this blog.  I previously had just a little camera, and though this is little, too, it’s like a smaller version of an SLR, so it’s a bit fancier and also a lot cuter than my last one!  As an introduction, here are a few pictures I took of some of my pets over the past few days (they’re very photogenic so expect quite a few more pictures of them!)

Susie

Susie

Bobby

Bobby

Tom

 

Tom

 

Daisy

 

Daisy

As the name of my blog suggests, I won’t just be posting pictures of cute animals – though I’m sure there will be a lot of them – but anything I feel particularly enthusiastic about.  So expect a wide variety of subjects on here!

By theeclecticgeekchic