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(A) My password is NOT too easy to guess and this LJ client can bugger right off.

(B) Happy birthday to lore and to minnow1212 belatedly. Best wishes for the year to come to both of you.

I need to keep a list somewhere so that I don't forget

(C) Those of you who are interested in such things: UKNova is allowing members again. Corrie and 'Stenders at your BitTorrent tips in minutes! How could you say no? Me, I am downloading "Bleak House" because the chances of me being home to see it or of my cable not automatically directing to the NTHell idiot channel when I set the video are NIL.

(D) Bleak House reactions:
1. The camera jerk'n'rush 'I've been to film school, me' is annoying,
2. where the hell is all the fog
3. GA needs to stop freaking me out with that accent
4. Fandom has spoiled me for watching stuff with actors who have previously been in genre shows. I don't think I was supposed to laugh at the Single Crystalline Tear of Misery and I'm pretty sure I would not have done but for snarky fandom reviews of previous things.

But in general I like adaptations of Dickens' work as it saves me the bother of reading the novels. My god can you tell the man was on lineage. If any of you feel like shelling out some cash on one of the Beeb's mighty works, may I recommend Our Mutual Friend, which was just wonderful.

(E) I am making icons of Nick Park's Creature Comforts as post-work relaxation. I have one of chicks which says 'Bumhole!' which makes me laugh inordinately. I am five. Possibly I will change this.

(F) It's like a bad day in Verdun around here at the moment. Diwali, Eid and Bonfire Night within the space of only a few days is making the kids go crazy with the dodgy fireworks.

(G) I am losing my grip on my reading list. I can't keep up any more and am missing things, so I should probably cut back some. Feel at liberty to defriend in turn

Comments

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kirbyfest
Nov. 1st, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
My password is NOT too easy to guess and this LJ client can bugger right off.

This was exactly my reaction, though I said "fuck" in place of "bugger." They can stop TELLING ME IN BOLD LETTERS TO CHANGE MY PASSWORD, because I am not going to do so. So. There.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Oh, I said "fuck" as well. And ITA. No one can guess my password unless they know my history and no one online does know that bit.

My secondary password OTOH, could be guessed by a five year old. .
ropo
Nov. 1st, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
If you go here: http://www.livejournal.com/shop/view.bml?item=paidaccount&gift=1 ... there is a "find out your friends' birthdays" thingie (ostensibly so you can buy them LJ stuff).

I can't watch GA on Graham Norton because she's way too Englishy. Freaks me the hell out. At least if she's acting I can go "well, she's putting it on," rather than thinking "why does she talk like that now???"

LJ has done a password thingy where now you need to add numbers, as far as I know. So just add a number or two and see if that works.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
there is a "find out your friends' birthdays" thingie (ostensibly so you can buy them LJ stuff).
If only works if people put in their birthdays. People, stop being annoying and put in your birthdays.

I can't watch GA on Graham Norton because she's way too Englishy. Freaks me the hell out. At least if she's acting I can go "well, she's putting it on," rather than thinking "why does she talk like that now???"

Totally Englishy. Very peculiar.

LJ has done a password thingy where now you need to add numbers, as far as I know. So just add a number or two and see if that works.

This is true and helpful but I don't want to change the bloody thing. I like it
minnow1212
Nov. 1st, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
loosehorses
Nov. 1st, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Always good to see a post from you, K. I watched some of "Bleak House" from clips and it is a little strange, isn't it?
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
It is. It's good but it's peculiar.
se_parsons
Nov. 1st, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
I just KNOW you're going to de-friend me (snif).

Just GO AHEAD AND DO IT, THEN!!!!!
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
HoR, I wud not gif U that sattisfakshun!
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cofax7
Nov. 1st, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
DenyE is me: I had no idea.
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cofax7
Nov. 1st, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
Oh, please. You're a scientist! Baking is science!

Really, baking takes no great skill, just a willingness to try. And not to frell with the directions too much.

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infinitemonkeys
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
GA is in a new adaptation of Bleak House?

She is. She's Lady Dedlock in the new BBC adaptation which is being run like a soap or a WIP, in short half-hour parts after EastEnders. It's good but a bit clever-clever. The cast is *stellar*.

As for Our Mutual Friend, I have it on DVD and watch it almost as often as I watch the Austen adaptations. I've never seen A Tale of Two Cities, but the adaptation of it was on BBC7 the other week and was wonderful. They're doing Bleak House on BBC7 as well at the moment and they have the BEST Sherlock Holmes adaptations ever, which they rerun about once every eight or nine months.

Do you have a good internet connection? ::pimps BBC7:::

Best. Radio Station. Ever.
ropo
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
Damn you with the BBC7. Because I can't help but listen to RADIO NAN GAIDHEAL now and I don't speak Gaelish. You are horrid.
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muridae_x
Nov. 1st, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
3. GA needs to stop freaking me out with that accent

Especially since with the BBC Costume Drama makeover she doesn't look even remotely Scully-like. From certain angles I don't recognise her at all and have to keep peering to reassure myself that yes, it really is her, despite the unrecognisable voice.

The camerawork is deeply annoying. Costume drama is a leisurely thing. It doesn't need someone getting busy with the camera to compensate.

Ah, another NTHell sufferer. I share your pain. And I really wish that they'd get rid of that "Interactive is coming soon" message I get when I press the big red button of pointlessness. As it's been "coming soon" for the past five or six years I've really stopped believing them. It's like Christmas; I've become all bitter and cynical and I no longer believe in cabling upgrades Santa Claus. And it just rubs salt in the wound that I then have to press two more buttons to get rid of the message again.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Especially since with the BBC Costume Drama makeover she doesn't look even remotely Scully-like. From certain angles I don't recognise her at all and have to keep peering to reassure myself that yes, it really is her, despite the unrecognisable voice.

She doesn't, does she. I suppose some of it is that she's lit quite harshly because she's a bit young for Lady Dedlock, I think.

Ah, another NTHell sufferer. I share your pain. And I really wish that they'd get rid of that "Interactive is coming soon" message I get when I press the big red button of pointlessness.

My GOD, yes. Mine keeps switching to Channel 7's "pimp, pimp, pimp for NTL!"-fest when I am out of the house and I have no idea why.
comice
Nov. 1st, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
E.
:: perks ::

Will you be sharing with the rest of us? I first saw "Creature Comforts" at a Festival of Shorts years and years ago, and laughed myself positively silly. I have big love for Nick Parks.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
Re: E.
Yes, if you would like. I only have one DVD but if you have any special requests I will try to help.

Though the monkeys are MINE, I tell you
comice
Nov. 2nd, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: E.
The monkeys were awesome, but I have a particular fondness for the cheetah.
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