Monday, 23 April 2012

North isn't true, til it's leading me to you.

I'm 20 now. Nothing has really changed, I'm not longer a 'teen' and I have managed to survive 20 years of whatever life has thrown at me....only 60-80 more to go...piece o'cake.

I did however have the best weekend for my birthday, I went to Cannock on my birthday, most of my friends that go to BC on a regular basis were there. I got lots of hugs and happy birthdays. The missions were great, though there was alot of walking and rain. We had Hatti the beast slayer, who went in to a big hole and killed a massive foulspawn in a village of idiots, I really wish I had a subdue stick so I could have knocked them all out because they were getting on my nerves. One of my friends had retired her Grey Knight and has started to play a french maid, and as good as the costume is, it's not good to be in a thin french maids outfit in the pouring rain. I was happy, there was a Suddenly!  moment where Bill jumped out at us as a Werewolf. Scared the living daylights outta me.

Sunday was excellent, we made our way all the way to Guildford. Google maps gave us the wrong directions so we made our way there by instinct. Which is kind of the reason for the title. I know that the Dry the River song Demons may have a different meaning to it but to me if the directions are true you must trust your instinct to where you want to be. The mission I went out on was great, it was sunny and warm, I got very warm which is an indicator that my gambeson does a good job at keeping me warm. I did enjoy it during our mission, last time I was in Fernham I walked around for a bit and got confused, this time there was stuff to do and things to fight, I still don't like running in chain though. I did also have my friend Peat being a sunshade for Amelia, all I did was fan myself and I had a Reverence stood in front of me with a shield above his head. Which I thought was very sweet but Amelia doesn't like to have special treatment, as sweet as it was, I kinda returned the favour OOC by trying to keep him dry with my tiny umbrella as we both were sat under it. Most of the afternoon went on in the rain, it was ok, it wasn't cold really it was just wet. I got to play a few cool monsters, though one got butchered. I then got scalped by a Jamie arrow (he's shot me in the head three times) It's not his fault, I'm more scared of John than I am anyone else. We got to socialise in the pub, I like to socialise I can wind down and talk to my friends. Though I did have to wait nearly an hour for a cup of tea! I can understand that they were busy but all you have to do with tea is boil water, put it in a pot with a tea back and put milk in a jug and give me a cup and sugar to put it all in. Not that hard....I was a little more annoyed with it yesterday bc I was tired and I wanted a bit o f a caffeine kick so I didn't fall asleep in the car.

Over all a wonderful weekend. This coming week is The Avengers release in the Cinema. Then in two weeks it will be Springfest which is going to be truly amazing and I will have so much fun.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Books and haircuts.

It's two day's until my 20th birthday. I haven't been this excited about a birthday for years, I think it's more the getting to see my friends and have massive amounts of fun at Larp than actually turning 20, being 20 is not all that exciting, I'm no longer a 'teenager'. And amazingly my 21st is on a weekend too. I will probably do something special or maybe have a party I don't know it's early days yet.

I have been talking to many people about books lately, and today one of my friends was looking for 'romance' novels. So I thought through my small collection of books and some can come under the romantic genre but not entirely.  Alot of my books would come under teen romance, and I guess there is alot of raunch in my books, and most of them are about vampire, but saying that 11 of them the True Blood series which I got like 3 years ago so my love of vampire books have stemmed from there, two other books - Love bites (Lynsay Sands) and Night Pleasures (Sherrilyn Kerri are teen romance novels and contain sex. There is another one called Sunshine (Robin McKinley) which is a vampire book but it only hints at romantic feelings between the human and vampire as the vampires are not portrayed at the romantic, beautiful creatures. The only other 'Romance' novel I own is Goddess of Love (P C Cast) this is one that's set in the time of King Arthur, it's romantic and there is alot of sexual tension in there as well. Nights in Villjumar (Mark Charan Newton) and The Magicians Apprentice (Trudi Canavan) have elements of romance in them but they are more about the fantasy and the magic that they are about. I have recently gotten back in to crime novels, I previously read Dark Origins (Anthony E Zuiker) which was an interesting and interactive book, you had to log in a website at certain times to get videos, it gave you a better feeling about the book and I think it was dome really well. The last one I read was The Night Stalker (Chris Carter) which is a gripping crime thriller. It got me thinking...and also cringing, it is definitely one I would recommended and I would like to read the others in the series when I have the time and the money.  The one I am trying to read at the moment is Fear Itself (Jonathan Nasaw) It's good so far it's not just grabbing at me as much as Night Stalker did. Which I feel is disappointing if I can be that easily distracted from a book.

I got my hair properly cut for the first time in a long time, it feels kinda odd, I've had what 4 inches off maybe. It used to reach my hips and now I think when it's down it reaches about the middle of my back. I know that when it's up in plait it reaches to just above where my bra strap is. It's defiantly going to be easier to wash, brush and style.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Laser tag/curry, Newdawn, crazy dreams and more.

So this weekend has been full of running around and other fun things, though Friday was a bit of a fuck up becuase things went wrong, I did help John fix a fence for a few hours Friday evening which was nice, my legs really hurt from the crouching and my wrists caned after alot of screwing and unscrewing. They have forgiven me so far atleast so thats a plus, it is not nice having to type when your wrists want to give up and die.

Saturday we went back to the place with the fence as John works for the lady there on occasion. This time around we were starting to build sides to this gazebo she has in her garden, after we got all the wood and measured it all up ect we started on the frame for the 3ft high fence that was going to go around the sides of this gazebo, so we started with the side that was going to be there all the time instead of one side that needs to be able to be taken away and one that needs a gate. So we build these two half frames, I mainly did alot of holding as when I was sawing a few fence panels in half I kinda almost fucked them up so I stopped doing that and let John handle the saw. When fixing the frames to the gazebo itself we found that it wasnt built square so we made a few adjustments and it was fine then. It then took us an hour or so to fix the panels on to the frame. By this time I has spent most of the afternoon on my knees so whenever I had to get up or kneel again my knees were like NOOO. So when we finished we made a mad dash home, I emptied the car of FnH stuff and put all the New Dawn stuff in there, I then changed in to leggings and shorts because the backs of my knees were on fire from my jeans rubbing against them all the time, I then printed out the directions to Battlestorm HQ, whilst John is showering and changing. We are then late to BSHQ because the directions were crap. We had to go in to a horrible looking pub to ask for directions, I went in becuase they would probably be nicer to me than they would be to John, which was correct. We finally got there, we were put on a team with Dave C, Bill, Charlie and Bill's sis Ellie. During one of the games we were defending our base and I was the only one left so I scouted one side and got closest to the other base to see how many were there, I think only Nikki and Leah were left, I went back, waited for a while then scouted the other side where about halfway down the one side I found a Ross so I moved backwards, I think I caught my arm on the scenery and hightailed it back to base where I waited again for about five minutes before the mission ended in a draw.  The free for alls were the most fun, and I think on the last team death match I may have pinned Charlie and John down with friendly fire, though oddly my pack didn't tell me I was friendly firing. In the briefing room Phil noticed I was bleeding, I had scraped my elbow I didn't notice at all. THe curry at the curry house was amazing, we were in an executive lounge so it was practically a living room with a large table. I feel kinda guilty for not eating all my Korma and my Naan bread, it was so filling and the shish kebabs were also kinda huge. We then went to Bill and Charlies to crash and didn't get to sleep until about 3 after watching rapey dolphins.....and monkey rape frog....don't ask.

Sunday, at New Dawn where a good 90% of us were tired or aching most of us had tigh pain from BSHQ. Were for the first mission we played slime fish and I got to play with flour, then scalpers. Our mission was to recon an area where they had previously been. Bills charater stepped/kicked away a grenade, so myself and Leah's medic had to heal it up as best we could. We then fought a few things and blew a few people up the gun that Dan was using didn't work, but when the zombies came he managed to kill two of them atleast.  We got to the place we needed to go and decided to go home. It was a fun day all round.

My freakishly odd dream, I obviously can't remember it all now but I can remember snippits. I was getting my hair cut. Then I had Peat gauging where my fringe was going to be by drilling in to my skull, anf screwing it up when he got to the left side where he went through my skull, which I think I complianed about becasue it really hurt ect. So yeah I'm not letting him near me with a drill anytime soon :P. I think this might have been related to when I was drilling batons and I was going all the way thru when I wasn't supposed to. Though I don't where my skull, a fringe and Peat come in to this but hey. I do also remember having a dream that involved strangling Jim Moriarty.

It's my birthday in five days. On my birthday I will be travelling to Cannock to LRP, so hopefully my character won't die on my birthday, then on Sunday we will be going to Guilford where again I do hope I don't die. So I can see this being another weekend where I am going to be knacked afterwards.

Monday, 2 April 2012

You took me to the Lion's Den.

I can never really understand that line after ^ that one. Becuase in all the videos of Dry the River Lion's Den it's usually screamed incoherently. Watching a violinist trying to 'rock out' is just so sweet and so funny at the same time because you can't really do that with a violin, a cello maybe.

Other than having DtR practically on repeat ( I don't even have thier album yet), it's been a really good weekend.  Saturday was Einherday, which a special day for the Einherjar where they went  back to Llaminisu to find thier village. It was an all day event so we monstered/played all day. So they headed towards the mountains, which has an ice giant under it, and the ice giant rolled over in its sleep becuase of someting that gave it bad dreams. This caused the paths to break and the village to go from one side of the mountain to the other, so Gunnar convinced the Einherjar people that they were dead and in hell. For the Einherjar the could not just walk to the normal paths becuase there weren't any. So they had to travel through the saga's to get to thier people. so that invovled alot of big nasties. Some of them were really wierd and as they were travelling through time there were a few points in which they couldnt interfere becuase it would either fuck time up and they wouldn't get back to the now or no one was actually around to see it so nothing could be interacted with or they couldnt kill certain things until the actual hero showed up. Then they met weird twisted versions of adventurers. So there was a Knight commander, Sir Marcus, Emilia, Llewis Marw (who no one recognised) vau, Rac, (whatever marcus was playing) and a Valvossa. So the evil ones of us died, people were really happy to get the chance to fight the KC and Vau. I didn't get a chance to fight becasue I mage cheated! Jace entangled me in my robes and then killed me. So they waited for me to die, when I was finally dead (for the thrid time!) so Fith did a flangy ritual where he connected out skiens...(pathways) then I was laid to rest by the Swan. So yeah that's me and alot of people happy. When they made it to the village they made thier people believe themselves to be alive. Which of course they did. Then they were met with Gunnar and all the major NPC's they had met earlier. So they got to have a hardish fight. And they all lived happily ever after whilst getting drunk in the meadhall. Getting drunk was fun, everyone likes drunk me :)

Sunday was also awesome, I must have slept so much I didn't notice the hangover but alot of people made fun of the fact I was hungover but I was happy about it. I got to see people from Guilford that I haven't seen in a while. And just becuase Stinky Pete has been on TV doesn't mean he can be mean to a hungover tired me. Olly was also mean to me but he's allowed as he's the LO and in charge. Atleast on monstering I got to have a nap. And I wore Johns super heavy chain as I was the big bad girl who got mobbed, I might ave moved more if I wasnt so heavy, and I would have been more of a bitch if I wasnt tired and dehydrated. I think I am geeting more used to my chain, I had to run three times and it didn't totally kill me in the end, thank you adreniline.

So I am still knackered today. So I have sold alchemy, and sold out in like 2 hours. Clearly I have good prices for my potions.

My mothers coming up tomorrow, I have to think of things to do. Should be fun.

Yes I know this was another long one. But if I blogged to much I would have nothing to say.

So great weekend and I great start to April.