May 2nd, 2008

RJ: Juliette balcon

Various Miscellanea

A woman my mum works with sent her home with Series 5 of QI and some episodes of I'd Do Anything on couple of disks. I watched the first two episodes of I'd Do Anything tonight and I am totally addicted.

It's sort of like American Idol for musical theatre. It's a British show, and they're trying to find people to play Nancy and Oliver in the new West End production of Oliver!. They've done two previous series, one to find Maria in The Sound of Music and one to find Joseph for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. They need one woman for Nancy and 3 young boys to play Oliver. John Barrowman is one of the judges/coaches, so that's kind of cool, mostly I'm finding the show itself really interesting. It's like American Idol, but I care, you know? I love musical theatre. So I'm up to the Top 12 now, where the women and boys are going to be started to be voted on by the public. I decided to wait until my mum could watch it with me, since I thought she'd enjoy it.

I haven't watch any of the QI, yet, but I know that'll be good because QI is love.

In other news, I am having the worst time with my Water fic for dresdenflashfic. I started with one story which went absolutely nowhere, so I talked it out with Ama and she gave me a new idea, which I've now written, but it's way too long and I'm trying to cut it down so it has a nice, clean plotline and...blargh! I haven't missed a challenge there yet, but I wasn't terribly happy with the last one I wrote (for the Fire challenge), so I'd rather not submit one than submit one I'm not happy with. Hopefully the fact that it's driving me crazy is only because it's late. Maybe tomorrow everything will look better and I'll be able to edit it into something submittable. If not, oh well.

My dresdenficathon fic is coming along nicely now, though, after a rough start. I realized I was coming at it from the wrong angle and now it's going along quite quickly. I'm pretty confident I'll have it done in time.

Also, I got a 97 on my Philosophy exam! Whoot! I don't know my final mark yet, but I'm obviously very pleased with that.
Dresden: Harry magicking

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