Saturday 25 May 2013

Depressing Scenes at Supermarket

I think I might have seen the most depressing thing I've ever seen in real life last Tuesday. I was in Tesco (I know already quite depressing) doing what most people do in Tesco when I saw a group of primary school kids. At first, I just thought that it was just a health lesson that was trying to hard to be fun or something. No, it was much worse than that. I later saw the same group on the checkouts.

They had took, I'm going to say Seven years old, to learn out to operate a cash register. Like are things that bad where someone would think its a good idea to give Primary kids work experince. Here kids, here where you're be working in ten years, but don't worry as they're probably get rid of checksout once the old biddies die off so like two of you wandering around the self-checkouts making sure people don't steal or buy alchoal underage. The rest of yous are will restock the shelves or be unemployed.

Okay, there nothing wrong with working in supermarket, its an essiental job. And most Uni/college students tend to get those sort of jobs while making their way through their courses. It just why the hell does a Primary school kid need to know how to use a real checkout?

At that age they should still be wanting to be impossibly or incredbuially unlikely things like being a cat or Astronaut. Sometimes I still envy the life of a dog (though I was never one of those kids that wanted to be another species). I don't know, maybe they trying to the kids that they're nothing wrong with be a checkout worker. However, they're under ten, this is going to be some weird thing they did while they were in Primary, not a life lesson. 

Maybe I'm reading too much into this and it is just a really bad field trip.

Saturday 18 May 2013


Once again it is Saturday, but this Saturday is not like all the other Saturdays. This Saturday has two very important things happening. Today has the Doctor Who finale and EUROVISION!!!

God, how many times did I say Saturday in that opening paragraph. So yes, today we have the grief of Doctor Who finale, I imagine it will be heartbreaking and then we have joy of EUROVISION!!! Maybe that should be the other way about.

 Okay, that going to get tedious, so I'll stop writing Eurovision in capital letters and with exclamation marks. With Doctor who all time wimy, heart breaks are repeated. Both are rather colourful,camp, involve stripping (Matt Smith walks around in a towl and so on) and disturbing at times. Eurovision is politics, pop and bad singing.

Having just watched Doctor who, The  Name of the Doctor. It played out how I expected with the whole name thing, it was heartbreaking and I was laughing with madness or grief at the end. Can never just tell with Doctor Who, probably both. Though, I did I thought it was anti-climatic. I think the Fandom might be in tears though right now as it petty clear we won't be seeing a certain character again.

Eurovision Thoughs, (writing it as I watch):
  • Butterflies, how original. My mum would love this.
  • Okay, rewriting stories. How Doctor Who of EV.
  • Sorry, it called we write the story. Still DW all the way. I might the Doctor loves Eurovision
  • The flag thing is a bit weird, but it is kinda nice to see all the contestants at once.Though, very long and Olympicly. But honestly this is close as we get to the Olympics in terms of singing and entertainment.
  • The nice thing with Sweden is that they can handle English well and don't murder it. So hopefully, it won't get weird. 
  • The Australia joke was good one.
  • Why can't we vote with Apps or texts? 
  • I like the Butterflies country flag.
  1. France: Oh, sexy hand rubbing. I mean rubbing ones hands against ones bodies sexily. Typical theme of bitter love betrayed and I'm going to get you. "I'm going to give you hell". I didn't like the song, its rocky but shit. The tune was boring and the lyrics were repetitive shallow shit.
  2. Lithuania: Oh, I like this one. Kinda The Killers or Coldplay but not as good and one guy. Shame he separated from Hetero (Try and not to laugh). I love the music, singing was good but the lyrics were bit shit.
  3. Moldova: And the cliché lyrics keep coming. I don't think she could actually move in that dress. The dances must help her one and off. Oh, projections on the dress and making it grow. How Capitol of them.
  4. Finland: Gay kissing times, Turkey ain't show Eurovision because of it. Fuck them, we knew they were bastards already. I like Gramham Norton comment "If girls kissing offends you, grow up." Okay, shallow but rather fun. Though, I don't get why she doesn't just ask him. It also doesn't sound like she stole it off someone else. I'm not sure I would go with a veil that big or that dress if I was going to get married, and I don't love the baimaids dresses. The kiss was rather tasteful. Oh, apparently, we should expect to see more of her.
  5. Spain: Bagpipes, since when Spain. Though, they have got someone who can actually play them. Good sign. Oh, my god I think she singing about the Doctor. Is doctor who popular in Spain? It sounds very summery, sort song you expect to hear in the soundtrack of summer love moving. Probably something with a road trip in it.
  6. Belgium: Love Kills, yes. Yes it does. Sounds like he's losing his voice. Oh, my god girls growing out of his back. Dancing is terrible and weird. I can't really understand him (singing in English BTW) but I think that might be his voice. He very One Directiony and typical boyband material. Cute backup one that almost never has a solo. Song Forgettable, though respective chorus.
  7. Estonia: I doubt the black and while thing really works in the Arena. I like the song, my favourite so far. Pregrate lady is good. Very simple and past and life going on.
  8. Belarus:  Europeany and lets get drunk. Party and have sex. That the themes basically and beautiful people. She probably very up herself. No, boring cliché with sound. She might win as Eurovision loves this shit. Cha-Cha, get lost. Yes, she does love herself going with that kiss at the end and moving arms out to the audience saying "Thank you".
  9. Malta: Ukulele, Oh, he's a Doctor, that good knowledge to have in case if we need a Doctor in the house (I bet you were expecting Doctor Who Joke, weren't you?). Sweet and simple staging. Just him wandering the stage with the band and back singers. I like the lyrics being behind him in lips (sorry, that just the general shape of the backing scenes).
  10. Russia: Sounds like that song that's in Eurovision every year. With big balloons. Peace and love, we can do anything basically. Uplifting and such. They threw orange balls of light at the audience. Not sure why. It probably do well.
  11. Germany: Apparently sounds like last years winning song, to be honest I don't remember last year's winner, just that I wasn't that aford of it. Clichés about love and musics. With girl standing on metel stairs. "We're young and the world is ours" and so on.
  12. Armenia: Oh, its about War. Yeah, Eurovision politics are really band and ain't there. Very 90s rock. It reminds of one of those other peace songs by American. "Someday we're break the wall" I thought we did. I actually it might be the 80s I'm thinking of. The leadsinger reminds me of Russia Band but less dark. Fire is very loved in Eurovision.
  •  I liked the short, amusing not laugh out loud. Lots of gay jokes. We all know the gays love Eurovisions. Sweden have done a good job.
13. The Netherlands: Poor Netherlands, ten years since being in the final, that probably be Britain if weren't in the Big five. Boring and cliché deepness. I wonder if I could get to the bathroom and back before the next song. Also birds can fly. At least she can sing, but it very boring. Where's the crazy Eurovison?
14. Romania: YOLO. Oh my god, here's the crazy. He can't sing and weird red people with giant sheet thing stage. I think Doctor Who Writers must get some of their ideas from Eurovision.  Also slightly suicide in theme.
15. United Kingdom: Oh my god, I forgot my brooze. Thanks for remind me Graham. I think this is very Eurovision. Thankfully, true to Britain hopes to winning. I wish could have just I need a Hero. I love that song, and just her in generally. Though, its bit weird that we keep sending people who out of their prim of fame. She still brilliant. Simple and tastefully.We should be pound of ourselves, even if come in last place.
16. Sweden: Its another One Direction want to be, with weird dancing going on. I don't think Sweden really want to host it again next year anyway. I think he might be 30 year old trying to be a teenager. He standing on this weird red thing. Was red the secret theme colour?
17. Hungary: He is in love with wolfgirl or he allowed his child to be raised by wolves which is bad parenting. Yay, I'm petty sure its a romantic baby. Its cute and sweet with slightly scaring illustration behind him. I like this song, but its not the sort of thing to do well.
18. Denmark: Apparently the favourite. Its a peace song, and possible love. Only teardrops. Its not only to Moffat, its what he lives on.  Another reference just by having that title to Doctor Who. Drums and hippie dress.
19. Iceland:  Iceland's butterfly looks very like Britain's. Its Jesus, actually it Iceland so he clearly a Viking. I like him, he can sing and its a good ballad.
20. Azerbaijan: I've started drinking. I thought he was sing in his native language but no that English. Okay, the singer sanding on a upside down man is weird. Oh, he might to be his reflection I think. Or ducking the box. Oh, now they killing him with paper love hearts. He's petty and can sort of sing. He'll do well,
20. Greece: Alcohol is Free, we all wish Greece.  It very Greek sounding. It about alcohol and sea things. A sea of whisky, would be found in European if anyway. I like this song, it rather fun song. Though, it is a bit weird that Main string is so much older than the band.  Dancing is fun. Its fun. Its my favourite, but it won't win. Though, Greece probably praying it won't. Oh, maybe if it does, they'll ask Britain to host it.  Probably, the only way we're have it again any time soon.
21. Ukraine: She looks Celine Dion. Okay, it bit weird. She standing on a rock  in mermaid dress (the style, she doesn't have a tale). Oh, she mention butterflies. Gravity is surprising common theme among Eurovision.
22. Italy: Apparently very big in Italy. You know if Britain sent one of our big stars we'd be shoe in to do well. But we secretly don't want to. Though, the Original country have been doing well the past few years.  Oh, Italy actually entry. Its good, but  it literally just him standing there singing in Italian. Bit boring, but he is good.
23. Norway: I have soft spot for Norway, they're my back up country for some reason. They're a island, I like Islands. Oh, fuck its dupstep shit. Its just her singing with this weird arse drum. Its okay actually, I just don't love it. I don't think it'll do that well. Is it just me or has Eurovision been very boring this year.
24. Georgia: I wonder how many Eurovision songs have had waterfalls in them. Sea of dreams. So cliché. Duet about love, oh well we need one don't we? Oh, my god this is the Lizzy McGuire movie.
25. Ireland: Oh no, it almost over. Only love survives, that's cliché and wrong. Hate does to and viruses.  Oh, topless tattooed men with Irish drums. That bound to get them some points considering the Gays and women. Though, sadly the song is shit and you want to punch the actual singer.  Probably have good chance.
  • Oh, Camraman in Madonna boobs. How very amusing.
  • Who would vote over Twenty times anyway?
  • I think Spain might be my favourite, after Greece obviously.  Or maybe Hunger and Iceland are my favourites. Denmark are good too. Who fuck knows or cares?
  • Oh, no. I went Downstairs for more alcohol and miss the start vote counting show.  Oh well, its just the last year's winner and I hate her anyway. I do not like dance much.
  • I now have my cat with me watching with me?
  • It fun seeing the things only for Britain. Bonnie Taylor segment I mean.
  • Got to say its rather weird that they only have one host, but I like. 
  • Interval show is funny, I like in comparison to those giant displays that other countries tend to have. Oh, this totallt makes up for the lack of crazy in the contestants. 
  • Gay kissings, I like the fact that they hasn't been any hetero kissing but girl on girl and boy on boy. Yay, Gay Marriage. 
  • I like this, but I don't think all Euro-watchers will like it or get it. 
  • Oh, history lesson. Drag Queen joke. 
  • Graham Norton does a lovely job. Though, still miss Terry Wogan. 
  • What if it was a Four tide, would it be fight to the death then?
  • Who doesn't love a Abba cover? We can all sing along without shame. The winner takes it all is bit of obvious choice though.
  • God, I'm going to be singing for weeks now. I don't actually see how that's any different from normal.
  • I think Greece should start praying now.
  • Yay, we've got one point so no zero points for us.
  • Thanks Romania for the Three points. Yay, we have four points. 12 points from somewhere would be nice, maybe Ireland, probably not.
  • My sib and I are both drinking by ourself while watching Eurovision.
  • It awkward when the Points people sing at us. I also hate it when they try for conversations with the audience and the host.
  • Four points from Spain. Whoop. Beating Ireland.
  • God, stop saying hashtag, you fucking loser.
  • With 5 points from Malta, we have beat last year with 13 points.
  • 7 points from Ireland, why can't our other neighbours vote for us? Like when we're not shit.
  • So with a 23 point, we've came in 17th place. We have pride, though it kinda shocking Finland didn't do better. In my opinion, it was better song than Denmark. Denmark was alright song, but I wasn't expecting it to actually win. Not shocked Ireland came last.
  • So Eurovision once again remains it confusing self and the UK only really stays to bitch about it. 
 So that Eurovision over till next year and Doctor Who till Noverber. This probably the longest post I've ever had which probably show how much geek I am. See ya till next year or more likely next week. 

Saturday 11 May 2013

Sleep Now, Clean Later

So now that I no longer have to dance and sing every night, I've been very productive in every other field. I don't why I lie to you, you basically my diary (but not cause I write my dark stuff in Mikey and daily stuff in my dated diary) and I have a clear track on here as being a Procrastinator. I'm not sure what I meant by that opening sentence.

I've also been a Twenty for a week and I'm old.

I've began the process of tidying my room, actually began this process weeks ago. I got so annoyed by the state of bed tonight that I put the piles of clothes into binbags (just for now) so I could change it and fix the damn thing. My bed is actually broken, the wooded bars have became lose so fall out and some have basically snapped. I'm feeling a big mas reorganising coming this summer as soon as I'm done with college (which I need to catch up majorly).

Though, tidying of my room and making of mood boards has been heidence by illness. I just been really worned now lately. I been close to vomiting, always fun. Its the tiredness that really getting to me. I mean coughing and pain I can live with but wanting to sleep all the time, well it really wastes up a lot of time. I'll sleep for over 12 hours and still feel tired. It just so hard to get anything done or care about getting things done.

I mean, the only reason my bed finially got changed is because I live in my bed, its been bugging me for months and in state of tiredness I dumped everything off my bed and changed it only because I could literally not sleep in it in the state was in and I know most people would have got to that stage after the chocolate had melted between the sheets and mattress (the bottom sheet had came undone and it rolled under there and I never notice). When depressed and busy you really don't care.

Mentally I'm feeling better, I feel tired all the time but I don't want to sleep all the time, that just keeps happening. I've also started reading again, Oh and making Book Tubes videps. So I'm showing the signs of getting out of this cycle of depression.

See you next week, I'm off to read or sleep. Probably sleep.

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Book Review: Dead Romantic by C.J. Skuse

Frankly, this book isn't going to win any awards for being of great literature value. It basically, a reworking of Frankenstein into a modern setting and shallow values.
Stitching dead bodies:try wool

Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete's body and a poet's brain. But when she's mocked at a college party, she kows there isn't a boy alive who'll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille's dream boy, Frankenstein-stylee. But can she make him love her?

Camile has loved anything dead and has kept dead things as pets her whole childhood (including her ran over cat). Camile meets a mysterious girl, Zoe in Graveyard filling in a grave and becomes obsessed with her(with brief thoughts of homosexuality). Camile actually switches subjects to be in the same class as the girl.

Turns out Zoe is collecting body parts, in attempt to make a boy and restore her father shattered reputation. Camile decides to help, mainly because she needs a date to the college Halloween party to make that shallow boy who dating her ex (apparently)best friend, jealous. Because who doesn't love a pig who offers to take your (and every girls' in college) virginity to get it over with.

Camile refers to the Experiment as the Dead Sexy Boy and so her annoyances really begins. Camile isn't the cleverest person but sometimes this got really unbelievable. I mean, Camile is smart enough to have passed her GSES however, claims not to know that a crowbar is an object, and not just the verb of "Crowbarring". I'm petty sure she says the same thing two other times (obviously about other words) and definitely within 20 pages says it again. We get it pretty clearly that Camile is the local idiot that likes dead things.

At one point, Camile thinks Zoe has started to kill people for parts when one of the friends she abandons at the beginning of the books goes missing with her boyfriend, for no real reason. Also she does nothing about this suspicion anyway.

Oh, yeah this is a romance, right? I think its meant to be... The romance is typical and boring. Frankly (I'm really loving that word in this review) in terms of relationships, Zoe and Camile was most interesting but I don't think either like each other that much. Camile loves dead things, Zoe makes dead things alive, they are the perfect pair.

To sum up its a good book for a light read. It was funny at points and tried too hard at others. The ending was bit too cliffhangie( also very cliché) for something that doesn't deserve a sequel. It bit too unbelievable and the characters got annoying. I enjoyed it, brief boredom aside that made me skim through the last chapters before going back and finishing it properly. I did enjoy it, but that's about it. The idea was overdone, the characters don't learn anything, repeating habits (except on a bigger scale). Read it if you're not in the mood to think too much or get too emotionally invested.

Sunday 5 May 2013

Book Review: The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson (Shades of London, #2)

Okay, this review is so over due its not even funny. Sorry, stuff happen and just life I guess. I kinda ended up doing what Rory did with Homework in this book, so relatable yes.

When madness stalks the streets of London, no one is safe…
There’s a creepy new terror haunting modern-day London.
Fresh from defeating a Jack the Ripper killer, Rory must put her new-found hunting skills to the test before all hell breaks loose…

But enemies are not always who you expect them to be and crazy times call for crazy solutions. A thrilling teen mystery.

I just like to start by saying this is the second in Shades of London series, so I'm going to write this based on that you've read the first book. So probable spoilers for the first one if haven't read. Just slight hints to spoilers to The Madness Underneath.

In all honesty, I don't remember there being a big mystery in this book but it been like a month since I read it (I know bad for writing a review, but we now have reflection and it was somewhat out of my control).

So the books starts with Rory being in Bristol with her parents and seeing a therapist and obviously not being able to actually talk about what happened, because you know ghosts. Having read the last book (like I said I'm persuming you have) you know it ended in cliffhanger sort of fashion, well that actually quickly addressed and plays a big part on this book.

 Rory has been away from school for over month, but really wants to get back to London to talk to the Shades as they are only people she knows that have clue about ghost stuff and obviously going back to school is the only way to do so (since this is a YA novel after all).

I just like to say that Rory's school stuff was portraied really well and Johnson did a really good job on that. As someone who has fallen almost that behind at school and had the horrible realisation that the battle might have already been lost, it really spoke to me and it was very similar to what happen to me almost. A lot of YA novel do seem to forget about the whole education thing, like they'll have school in them as a setting but never acknowledge that the protagist has been away from school for like a month and must be so far behind. Bravo, Johnson for having the only novel I've ever see deal with it and it was basically my favourite part.

Though, this also brings us to Rory doing something rather stupid of basically, damn I actually can't say what she does because it probably spoiler it.  I was just shaking my head at Rory the whole time, lets just say that Rory's ghost seeing and new ability make her vulnerable and she ends up doing something stupid. Though, its good in terms of the book and kinda deals with real life issue within the world of Fantasy.

One annoying mistake was made in the book and I've just got to point this out because so obviously wrong and it something that you really should check when writing a book set in a country you're not totally familiar with. Rory must be 17 if she in her last year of education by English standards. That means she not a minor in Britain. So someone doesn't know the law, but this someone trained as policemen, meaning he really should/would know this, especially as everyone knows this in Britain, its the smallish details that can really ruined a book.  Especially if the reader Autistic and notices errors easily.

On to the romance of the book, I saw it coming from the start (as in the last book), but glad it didn't go down the annoying line it could have especially since that got old with the second Twilight book (oh,Twilight you seem to haunt the world of YA). It once again done in a realistic, if not slightly cliché way at the end.

As for the ending, I did see it coming. I just felt it was going happen to someone and the someone I thought it would be was right. Though, I always tend to see the ending coming, but I just felt it was sort of cheap. Like it was just for this dramatic ending. However, I do think this is setting up for the next book and hopefully will work out fine in terms of the series.

I rated this book 4 out 5 stars. It was really good, they was just a few things that let it now.

Disclaimer: I got this book off NetGallary. So for free. Don't worry I'm honest and kinda of bitch. Just asked my Best Friend.

Saturday 4 May 2013

20th Birthday *half-hearted whoop*

So today is my Birthday. Well, not actually. I'm really writing this from yesterday. Right now I'm still teen, but when you read this I shan't be anymore. Its sort of all Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey, isn't it?

I guess some of you might be wondering what I plan to do on my Birthday. Well, the answer is obvious. I'm going to be in two shows today. I've spent every night being in a Production of Beauty and the Beast the past week and week before rehearsing it everynight but Saturday that week. Tonight's performance will actually be the last. So seconded year in a row I've been doing something for the last time on my Bday.

I sort of realised, I mean I was sort of knew I would associate my Birthday with this, that I be able to count how many years since I left school by taking 19 out whatever age I am. So its a year since I left school, it doesn't feel a like a year. I missed the variety of school. College seems rather boring so far and I haven't learned much.

Two of my sibling are showing up today, mainly to see the show.My older brother was annoyed to find out that no one had invite him to see the show. Frankly, though it my birthday and he said nothing about that until the show came up. I should probably just unfriend the bugger.

I don't know if my sibling coming today to see it was such a smart idea. Just because the two shows and the stress of it all.

Its terrible Doctor Who is on, on my birthday and I won't be able to watch it till Sunday probably.

So I'm off to listen to songs about teenagers while I'm still in that age range.