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I saw the new live action Beauty and the Beast, and I have Thoughts.

as a few disclaimers, I have a background in studying musical theater, as well as animation - I particularly want to be a storyboard artist, whose job it is to help plan cinematography and shots, visually interpret the script, and be a part of the story process in general. both of these contribute to my being so critical of the movie, tho BATB is hardly the only movie I scrutinize due to these disciplines I have.

and, admittedly, the animated BATB is my favorite Disney movie of all time, so if I'm more critical of this movie than others, it's due to that. ...and I certainly admit being defensive of it. (years of hearing the 'Stockholm Syndrome' argument did that to me hahaha)

that said, I'm always open to discussion! excellent arguments have changed my mind in the past, and I'm always happy to accept that I'm flat out wrong about something

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  • 05:58 I HATE YOU FOREVER BANK OF AMERICA. FOREVER #
  • 05:59 Ive helped 3 japanese tourists on this trip. #
  • 06:01 watching a group on the train i wonder if that number will increase #
  • 06:02 Im so damn stressed. My bank can DIAF #
  • 10:16 Finally on the plane. Nitemare to get here #
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  • 05:43 @stephenfry I'M COMING TO SEE YOU TONIGHT. IT'S MORE THAN I HOPED OR DREAMED FOR. SO EXCITED. I HOPE I DON'T EMBARRASS MYSELF OR YOU. #
  • 07:50 On the train to london. I PLAN TO BE IN LINE BEFORE ANYONE ELSE #
  • 16:31 KEYBOARD SMASH FOREVER HE TALKED TO ME #
  • 19:41 @stephenfry I have no way of thanking you for tonight. For such a small thing, the shout-out will be treasured always. Sappy but ah well #
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I HAVE NO WORDS FOR TONIGHT.











OH WAIT YES I DO.

they're KEYBOARD and SMASH )
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So yesterday I was basically in London all day. )

So today I pay for the hotel, get a little more cash, find a way to get my ticket printed out, and be first in line at the Studio \o/ And home tomorrow, sob. I could live in England SO EASILY. I'm actually considering studying here. Not just for a semester, either... >_>

on a totally irrelevant note - animu thawts )

So, I listened to this song from a Naruto fanmix, and it made me really nostalgic for the series :| thawts )
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  • 07:32 Im seeing la cage aux folles for £20! 8D yay studentness! #
  • 13:35 La cage FABULOUS. now in line for godot. #
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I WAS GOING TO POST PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF MY EXPLOITS FROM THE PAST FEW DAYS BUT NONE OF THEM MATTER ANYMORE BECAUSE

I HAVE A TICKET TO QI
I HAVE A TICKET TO QI
I HAVE A TICKET TO QI
I HAVE A TICKET TO QI

MY JOY AND JUBILATION AND GLEE AND HAPPINESS AND EXUBERANCE AND EXCITEMENT AND CONTENTMENT KNOW NO BOUNDS
sammywhatammy: (flailingflailing over the open stage)
Saw the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, and Tate Modern yesterday. I finally came to terms with the fat that I don't actually like modern paintings...3D and installation art yes, modern paintings not so much.
Also, Prince Albert was kinda hot :B /goes to hell
Le Cage aux Folles is playing as a musical in the West End \o/ I'll try to see that and get autographs for Gerry :D
I want to see the Sengoku Basara musical because EPIC LOL and now, I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] poetesslaureate will be very interested to hear... I think that's Kunzite at the bottom of the cast list |D LOLOLOLOL.
YAY FOR GAY MONTH \o/ I wonder if Gerry's heard.


AND THE BIGGEST NOTE OF ALL IS THAT SOMEONE CONTACTED ME AND MIGHT HAVE A TICKET FOR ME TO SEE QI SJFGLSKJDFHGKSLJDFHGLSKDFJHG;DFJGH;ALDKFJDS;LFGHOA;EH;GOIHGAOV;DLFVDLS;KFJLS;DKFJGL;SDKFJGL;DSKFJGS;LDKFJGLS;D
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  • 07:02 Waiting in long queue for cash. Bank of america sucks :( #
  • 07:25 Gave cabbie £5 tip for £5 fare since he was sweet and i had nothing smaller AHAHA #
  • 07:26 Trains here are so lovely. US trains just cant compare #
  • 07:27 Why are sheep so ugly! #
  • 08:32 AHAHAHA I TOOK THE WRONG TRAIN 8D #
  • 08:34 Guess im seeing leeds castle instead of london today! :D;;; #
  • 09:59 I JUST RODE A SEGWAY IT WAS AMAZING MGEGWMPMG.DTMTJ 8DDD #
  • 10:01 And my tour guide was funny and cuuute XD if only i werent such a fail at flirting #
  • 10:45 More castle to see but not in the mood. Back to canterbury #
  • 10:46 Aw alex was adorable D: shouldve got a pic or something #
  • 12:08 This team 7 fst makes me want to give naruto one more chance #
  • 13:07 Pub food! And booze 8) #
  • 13:26 3 drinks and already i need to pass out XD HAHAHA i suck #
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Today I meant to go into London to see the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery and any other museum/gallery type thing nearby that I could squeeze in, but I got on the wrong train :D; So I ended up going to Leeds Castle instead! It was beautiful.
I RODE ON A SEGWAY 8DDD
SERIOUSLY IT WAS THE COOLEST FUCKING THING EVER AND I COULDN'T STOP SILENTLY SQUEEING BECAUSE I WAS HAVING SO MUCH FUN. You can get a Segway tour around the grounds (which are beautiful but smelly because there's sheep and sheep shit EVERYWHERE) for 15 pounds, and I was like SEGWAY I'M IN. My guide was this adorable kid 3 years younger than me |D; We chatted and had a ball because I thought he was very funny because he was very cynical about the whole thing. "It's not very exciting, don't get your hopes up..." "Not that thrilling, really..." jsdklhfgjsd It was hysterical. I just couldn't stop laughing. I think he found be to be a bit of a duffer, but oh well :D; He told me at the end he was glad I enjoyed myself and laughed at his jokes and stuff because he usually gets miserable, unresponsive customers XD So yay to that.
Then I went to the pub across the square from my hotel, and just chatted with a couple of other guys at the bar and the barmen for a few hours. Very fun \o/
Tomorrow I need to enquire at a travel agent's about a day trip to Paris. I didn't get to see [livejournal.com profile] animeotaku51 =3= but hopefully I'll see [livejournal.com profile] timidity. We'll see. HAY MARIA we should go to the London Dungeon 8D

ALSO I'VE BEEN WRITING MORE FIC FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE STOP ME D8
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In the morning I went to Starbucks (I don't feel bad about not supporting a local coffee shop because the Brits are obsessed with coffee. about 567340589 coffee shops on every corner and street and they're almost always all full :|) for light breakfast/lunch and a chai, and the barista and I happily chatted about Disney since my Steamboat Willie shirt made her happy :D
WEEEEELL basically I spent the entire day at the Cathedral. I'd gone, what, yesterday or the day before, but unfortunately my camera battery died in the middle of everything, so I couldn't take more pictures. So I had to go buy a camera battery charger, which is around when I lost my card e_e That was the last purchase I had made. /not bitter, no
So I charged the battery and went back! Took tons more pictures. UNFORTUNATELY TO MY FURY THE BATTERY DIED AGAIN WITHIN 30 MINUTES DESPITE SAYING IT WAS CHARGED. ARGH.
Eh, but whatever. I made do with my stupid camera phone. Sadly I don't know how to send pictures I've taken myself to an email or something, so I can't get those off quite yet. BUT DON'T DESPAIR.
I'm extremely lucky that I came to England when I did! Because the private gardens in the Cathedral were open to the public! They were gorgeous and so very English. The weather was amazing, and I had tea and cake in one of the gardens :D What a perfect English experience. I talked to a lot of Brits, and ranted about the poor state of America and how Bush was AWFUL and I certainly didn't vote for him, and such. I talked longest with this lovely elderly lady; she and her husband made such a stereotypical elderly British couple, I love it XD He barely said a word and she did most of the talking. And they talked about their trip to Canada and such. And then they bought me scones D: They were so sweet;;;

I was going to start posting pictures, but there are too many and I'm too lazy |D
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  • 03:12 I KNEW my period might start this week. And im smart and didnt bring supplies. SIGH #
  • 03:50 If youve actually been reading my many twits youll know i must find food and tampons ASAP #
  • 04:05 Have had "my best girl" from mame stuck in head for few days now. Whut #
  • 04:29 An exquisite BLT. this place is great! #
  • 04:38 My mattress is as old as the hotel. Im tired and achy. No luck with beds #
  • 04:41 @stephenfry: its breaking my heart that i didnt get tickets to qi. Tried so hard came so far #
  • 04:43 To dan: uk has gluten conscious food chain. Good stuff #
  • 05:34 My debit card is missing. #
  • 05:35 I CANT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I DONT NEED THIS TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW #
  • 05:37 And now bad cramps despite meds. FUCK MY LIFE FOREVER #
  • 05:40 Ive read neil gaiman too recently to not suspect a trickster god :P #
  • 05:49 Why i need ADD meds reason #496835: I CANT REMEMBER ANYTHING I DID YESTERDAY #
  • 07:56 I want to go home tomorrow this trip has been mostly misery #
  • 07:58 The brits are obsessive coffee drinkers... #
  • 08:01 Briefly had the sensation that i was sittin still and the entire world was spinning by #
  • 08:02 I cant believe my luck has run out so badly so much in so short a time #
  • 08:03 30 pounds cash left and credit card wont work. Hope bank can save me #
  • 08:26 I hate this fucking trip. I want to cry and go home #
  • 09:47 This is officially the worst nitemare trip ive ever been on. #
  • 14:04 Finally have laptop powerchord but hotel wireless unreliable. Sigh #
  • 15:57 I want to nap but bells started. They go on for a while #
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skdjfhgslkjdf THIS TRIP HAS BEEN ABSOLUTE HELL. Gerry and Mom are of the opinion that I should just give it up as a bad job and come home, but I'm stubborn =∆= IT'S MY FIRST ENGLAND/OVERSEAS TRIP IN ALMOST TEN YEARS I WON'T BE BEATEN THAT EASILY >|
...besides, Orbitz will charge me $200-$300 to change my flight plans :\;;;

long story short in pros and cons )

I'm too lazy to explain the epic, epic fail that was most of today. In short, Bank of America has some pretty bullshit policies and I'm considering pulling out of there.
WHAT DO THEY MEAN THEY CAN'T GIVE ME EMERGENCY SERVICES JUST BECAUSE I'VE CHANGED MY ADDRESS IN THE LAST SIX FUCKING MONTHS.

FUCK I HATE THIS CREATIVITY DRY SPELL IT'S KILLING ME jkldhfgkjsdf I have so much artwork just SITTING on my hard drive and I barely touch a couple of lines before closing the fucking file. sjdhflgksjdhfgksjdhfglskdjhfglskdjfghl /HATES
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  • 03:09 Morning and canterbury both gorgeous. Wish i could live here #
  • 07:06 CRAP i have the wrong plug for laptop doesnt fit adapter #
  • 07:08 I think i may be the only person in all of england wearing crocs. Awkward #
  • 07:20 Cathedral as breathtaking as i remember. #
  • 08:08 Damn camera battery dead. Something else to buy #
  • 08:13 Oh my god theres a pink tv. I WANT IT #
  • 09:49 Should seek out apple store in london for plug #
  • 20:54 Knew nap was mistake but did it anyway #
  • 20:55 Im wide awake with nothing to do and nowhere to go #
  • 20:56 Why does everything in UK close so early!? And no 247 stores #
  • 21:04 Seven hours until anything opens and im STARVING #
  • 21:13 Watched Starship Troopers on BBC One. #
  • 21:14 Now a special on sleep. The irony doesnt escape me #
  • 21:16 Also reading Stephen Fry in America. Charming #
  • 21:17 Stephen almost completely pans NJ. i had to laugh cuz its true! #
  • 21:23 I have to admit most brit diet is still gross. Selections mostly unappetizing #
  • 21:24 If only i had a working plug for laptop!!! #
  • 21:25 Endless entertainment just out of reach. Frustrating #
  • 21:26 Oooh theory on beating jet lag. Taking notes #
  • 21:31 Starving self and eating accord. to mealtime in new timezone key. Sigh #
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  • 06:16 Coke tastes better in england. No corn syrup #
  • 07:18 MADE IT. staying in canterbury for much cheaper than london. #
  • 07:19 Sweating so much! Heat and stress and heavy luggage got to me #
  • 07:42 My hands HURT from lugging my luggage. Yay for settling! #
  • 07:48 Thank god for starbucks. Reliable and everywhere #
  • 08:10 I found the candy store i went to almost ten years ago! #
  • 08:32 I have real organic English strawberries! Now im happy :D #
  • 09:39 I should have napped before coming back to london. Tired #
  • 10:42 No one seems to know where the aquarium is... #
  • 11:23 Aquarium line long. Do i want to wait? #
  • 12:09 I wanted to hold a crab but too many kids D: #
  • 12:20 Trying to find stephens studio now #
  • 12:29 I found it. Now i have to find the strength to ask #
  • 12:36 Oh god im such a coward #
  • 12:40 Strike one #
  • 12:55 Strike two and three in one fell swoop. This isnt a very happy trip so far #
  • 13:17 I kinda want to cry. I want to see stephen so fucking badly #
  • 15:05 Ive managed to not think of qi until now. #
  • 15:06 It makes me heartsick to imagine being in the audience right now laughing at his jokes #
  • 15:08 Im tired. I still need a plug converter. Too late today. Ipod and cel might die. #
  • 15:11 Still havent heard from elisse. Guess im staying in canterbury. #
  • 17:13 Had first pub experience. Dunno what the fuss is about #
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  • 04:57 So tired. Just waiting for the train. Bah. #
  • 06:18 At the airport way too early. Oh well #
  • 06:56 I left a good meal to get here on time. Couldve had more. Oh well #
  • 18:31 Worst nite of my life. No lie. Hope obligatory nitemare is over #
  • 19:40 Wow this has been a disaster so far #
  • 22:02 Oh and the summer cold from hell is still lingering. FMLFMLFML #
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