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Feb. 22nd, 2009

Firstly - Oh, *sigh*. I've always wanted some kind of Torchwood merchandise, but the (few) official mugs, posters, etc., are, to be perfectly honest, really kind of ugly generic looking, and also I'm not 14 any longer, and the action figures... meh. I have Donna and an Ood standing on a shelf above my desk, bought in a fit of fangirlishness, and because Donna is awesome and I really loved that episode, but none of the TW ones even tempted me so far. But this? How gorgeous is that? I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it were for sale, which sadly it isn't. But I might at least try to get the magazine from ebay or somewhere, because the artwork for the comic looks really, really good.


Secondly - I've finally watched our show DVD and I've got to say it was a pleasant surprise. Sure, I look a bit shaky at the beginning of the first number, there are a couple of small mistakes and a lot of room for improvement, and I really have to start working on smiling more - which I hope will be easier once the braces come out (tomorrow! i.e., hopefully... *crosses fingers, knocks on wood*) - but on the whole it's not bad at all, especially for being on a stage for the first time, and a lot better than I mentally pictured it, which was quite a bit clumsier and more awkward. Not to mention that in my mind's eye I still weigh about 10 kilos more. Of course our teacher told me last semester that I'd really improved, and everyone who's been at the show said they liked it, but part of me always believes they're just being nice and trying to bolster my fragile ego. But the camera is objective, and it's fascinating in a thought-provoking kind of way to have actual, genuine proof for once how my inner image of myself differs from reality. (Note to self: do try to remember that.) And I'm really kind of proud of myself for getting there, with all the dance-experience of a mostly embarrassing and humiliating dancing school year at 16, and for not giving up after the disastrous first semester with that disastrous teacher, and fighting frustration, tears and myself for two more semesters before it all finally started to click in my mind...


And last but not least - Russian homework before Dollhouse, Russian homework before Dollhouse, russianhomeworkbeforedollhouse!! ....

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calanthe_b
Feb. 22nd, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad the recording was good.
solitary_summer
Feb. 24th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
I was pretty much prepared to cringe, so it really was a relief that I don't have to give up dancing out of sheer embarrassment. :)
calanthe_b
Feb. 24th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
I have been very grateful not to see any video or photos from my performance, I'll admit...
shardsofblu
Feb. 24th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
Ooh, that was definitely gorgeous -- my favorite kind of artwork too, with the whole watercolor effect thing.
solitary_summer
Feb. 24th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
It really is - he captured Jack so well, not only visually, but the whole character, his more serious side, his arc from the beginning to who he'll eventually become...
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