Well I'm back from a long weekend at home with my parents. I took my laptop back with me and managed to successfully watch the whole backlog of anime that I had still to watch. I think I watched about 7 hours of screen the other day. But, what was good about it, was that I was able to hook my laptop up to our big widescreen tv and watch everything through there. Yeah!
I really must try not to watch so much next season though. I'll have studying to do. Even though I did just steal the whole first season of Heroes from my Dad, which I've got to fit in somewhere.
So, um, not much has happened. I went to see a medieval bridge, and I got some new boots, and I had a dream which would have made a very interesting period drama (with Julian Rhind-Tutt playing the bad guy, and very well I might add). I went to a talk this lunchtime about 18th century men's clothing, which was absolutely fascinating. Did you know that waistcoats used to have sleeves? And that English gentlemen were known for their informal dress? And that partway through the 18th century men started carrying canes because they'd stopped carrying swords? And that the skirts of their coats used to be stiffened with horse hair so they'd flare out more? I was engrossed. I love old-school men's clothing. I tried to store all the information for future use: I need to draw more period clothes.
I have to go draw now in-fact, because I haven't drawn for days and I'm itching.
Edit: So I forgot to mention the most important part. Which was that I turned on the TV to see Figwit on it! Can you believe it? I can't believe it. So his aler ego Bret McKenzie is in the Flight of the Conchords, which is being shown on BBC4. And it turns out that the other member of Flight of the Conchords is only the guy from Eagle vs Shark (which is a very nice film, and you should watch it). I watched the special last night; it was funnier than I thought it would be. Lets hope that the series will be just as funny. Because I'd almost forgotten all about the Figwit saga, until I saw him on my tv. Maybe I'll have to go back and watch FOTR (and ROTK) again.
Haha, I was just looking at the FAQs on the Figwit site and there were even official trading cards with Figwit on them. Brilliant! My inner Tolkien fan is disgusted, but my inner internet fan is jumping for joy.
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