marciadanielle: (House sad)
Eeek! Only one more full day left in London. How sad!!! In two days I'll be on a plane heading home. However, I will be watching Star Trek (as it's playing this month on Air Canada - wooo!!) to console myself. Right now I'm procrastinating about packing. Bad, I know. I have a feeling it's going to be an all-nighter tomorrow night!! Oh well. I can sleep when I'm dead, right??

The past few days have been really good. On Monday I went and met Emma for lunch near work, because it's convenient. We went to Nandos, yay unlimited drinks!! Then I made her take me to Madame Tussauds so I could pick up some boxes in case I needed them to ship things (which I don't think I do, so I lugged them around for nothing, but oh well) where I saw a few people. Then the annoying manager came and ruined it. but it provided us some good gossip! Then we went to Leicester Square to see about a theatre ticket for me. I had gotten a good email offer from Avenue Q, a top-priced ticket and free program for £25 and the seats offered for Jersey Boys that evening (by the time I got there) weren't great, so I went to see Avenue Q one last time. It was awesome as usual! It was my 8th time I believe. And I still love it! Yesterday I went and met Jen for lunch. I bought one last set of books (3 for 2) at Waterstones, found a feather hair piece thing for Amanda's wedding (yay!) and then we had burritos for lunch. Yum! I then convinced Jen to come with me to the Natural History Museum, but the queues are huge, so we went to the Science Museum instead. It was fun! Then I went and saw her flat and then went home. Today I met Joanna and Dan one last time and we went out for lunch in Golders Green (the Jewish area of London). We went to Blooms which is this Jewish deli that has been there forever. It was okay. It wasn't bad, but it was expensive and it wasn't the best I ever had. I told them they need to come visit me in Toronto and I'd take them to Centre Street Deli for some delicious food! It was great seeing them one last time. Then I went to Leicester Square to pick up my theatre ticket for tomorrow night. I'm seeing Jersey Boys again. I know, I should see something I haven't seen before. But I loved it so much, and this time I get to see Ryan Molloy!! Then I went to this theatre shop and bought Ryan Molloy's cd which just came out on Monday. It's him singing Frankie Valli songs. I'm listening to it now, it's great! Tonight I'm meeting up with work people one last time. One last trip to the Met Bar. :(

Tomorrow I'm going to Madame Tussauds so I can see Emma in costume, hopefully I can see a couple of people to say goodbye too. Then I have to PACK. Then Jersey Boys at night! Then one last Hagen Daas ice cream and seeing Piccadilly Circus and then I assume I'll be packing all night. Then Friday I leave. :( Yikes! But then I'll get to see my family and friends (who thankfully have not forgotten me! I've already made plans!) so I guess it's good. I sure am going to miss it here though. And who knows when I'm going to get to come back. Hopefully sooner rather than later. At least I'll have free places to stay when I come back now! Lol!

Also, friending memes are the new greatest thing ever. Especially if they're Kirk/McCoy ones. Because let's face it, they're totally my new otp and I pretty much read only them. I need new icons. I digress. *waves* Welcome new friends!! I should make this journal more fandom-y. I think we need to plan first a Kirk/McCoy meet up, and then a Star Trek con in the vibe of Prophecy. Yes?? No?? My vote is yes!
marciadanielle: (Jim/Bones otp logo)
So, I've recently been watching a lot of Star Trek interviews, mainly on You Tube. Ones done during the junkets and premieres, and a few of the talk shows. Mostly of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. I've also wanted to see what else these two have done. So I've downloaded Just My Luck, a Lindsay Lohan movie which also stars Chris Pine. It's not bad. I remember when it came out in theatres, I had thought it looked cute. Well, it was cute. And Chris Pine becomes very hot in it! So the eye candy is quite good! The Lindsay Lohan, not so much. For Zachary Quinto, I've watched some episodes of Heroes. And to my surprise, I really like the show! I think I need to watch more of it, and read up more on it. Because I only have a loose understanding of the premise of the show and I'm sure I'm missing plot points. I really like Sylar (Zachary Quinto's character). Sure he's evil, but in a quiet calm sort of way. I love it! So I need to watch more of it. From the beginning.

Anyways, in my many watching of things that are Zachary Quinto, he's reminded me more and more of my cousin, Alex. His voice, his inflections, his mannerisms. He is SO much like Alex it's crazy.

In the fandom aspect of Star Trek, I've totally become a Kirk/McCoy fangirl. Kirk/Spock seems like it should have been my otp. And I have read stuff with them that I really enjoy, but I'm loving the Kirk/McCoy even more. They are quickly becoming my otp in this fandom. I think because they seem more real, more believable in my 21st century mind. The alien-esque of Spock's Vulcan heritage just doesn't seem to want to mesh well with Kirk, in my head anyways.

In non-fandom news, Roger Federer completed his Grand Slam! He won the French Open!!!!! Woooooooooooooooo! I knew he could do it!

I will hopefully be seeing him in THIRTEEN DAYS! Because in TWELVE DAYS I will be camping out at Wimbledon to get Centre Court tickets for some first round action at Wimbledon! This has been a dream of mine since forever (to go to Wimbledon) and this year the dream is coming true!!! I cannot wait! I am so excited! I am also weirdly excited for the camping bit too. We can have pizza delivered to our tent!! How cool is that?!?!? My sister and brother-in-law have dubbed the camping, extreme tailgating. I think it's an appropriate name!

There is a 48 hour tube strike that started today at 7pm. It SUCKED getting home. I was off at 6pm so I did manage to catch the tube home, but it took forever. And tomorrow and the next day I have to take the bus. Which isn't that big of a deal, but with no tube running AT ALL, the bus is going to be UBER crowded. I start work at 10:20am tomorrow, and I plan to leave before 8:30am for work. Which will give me an extra hour for delays/full buses driving by me. Argh, I hate strikes. So annoying!
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Your results:
You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
Geordi LaForge
Will Riker
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Beverly Crusher
Deanna Troi
Mr. Scott
Mr. Sulu
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.

Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character am I?" quiz...

marciadanielle: (Roger/Rafa)
Okay, after having seen both the Futurama Star Trek spoof and the Family Guy Star Trek's hard to say which one I liked better. I liked them both and they both made me squee and giggle. On one hand, I've always liked Family Guy better than Futurama. And Family Guy featured TNG cast which was my first Star Trek love. Not to mention it also had a Rob Lowe cameo, which even more squee!! But on the other hand, it wasn't just Star Trek-centric, it also featured a Meg story-line that dealt with her being "reborn" as a Christian. And while it was funny, I would have liked to see more Star Trek!! The Futurama episode featured TOS cast (minus Scotty (because apparently he said "No way" to doing it) and Bones (because DeForest Kelley had already passed away) - although Bones was in it, he just never said anything) which is my new love and it was sole-y Star Trek, no other plot line interfered. So it's kind of a toss up. Let's just say I enjoyed them both. A lot. That is all.

Only 18 more days until WIMBLEDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


May. 30th, 2009 11:57 pm
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Zachary Quinto does crazy accents while narrating Star Trek, the tie-in novel from the movie. And yes, and I am listening to the audio book.

*dies of glee*
marciadanielle: (otp k/s)
Movie spoilers )
marciadanielle: (Mister Spock)
So remember how I said the other day how I wanted to talk about New!Spock vs. Old!Spock. Well the time has come my friends. Put on your geek hats and follow me to the land of the future. Heh. Okay, I'm just kidding. Oh, but let me say this first, I watched Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home this morning. And OMG, I can totally see why many people keep saying that this movie is their favourite in the Star Trek universe. It is amazing!! So very funny! I loved it. It was great!! Still not better than the new movie (which I saw in the theatre again on Saturday night - again, so awesome!!) I think I liked it even better the second time. I understood a lot more about the Kirk/Spock dynamic and I understood so much more of the back story (or should I say future story??) During the first time I saw it, I had read some people's reviews and I understood them to mean there was real slash in the movie. So I kept looking for it. And I didn't see any. And I was confused. I re-read those reviews and finally got they just meant a whole lot of pre-slash. So the second time, I was just squeeing the whole time. It was awesome.

Oh, another sidenote. My dad (who finally saw the movie on Friday) and I had a long discussion on the movie last night. It was pretty cool. And I totally blame him for this new obsession, because he started it many years ago when he introduced me to TNG.

Anyways, onto my Spock thoughts: I shall cut this for interests sake! Also some movie spoilers! )
marciadanielle: (Breath play k/s)
Here are my thoughts on American Idol this year (I'm currently watching the finale now, but I know who won - stupid facebook):

I loved Adam, I really did. But I'm certainly not surprised that he didn't win. He's amazing. No doubt about it. He can sing many styles, I enjoyed him a lot. However, I can see why people wouldn't vote for him. For one, well there's the whole gay thing. He's probably gay (I saw probably because he hasn't confirmed it, but he hasn't denied it, I'm sure he'll come out publicly when the season is like any time now). A lot of America still has a huge problem with that. Stupid, I know. This contest isn't about your sexuality, it's about your talent. But try telling that to all the homophobic Americans out there. But even Adam's sexuality aside, there's his singing style. He can be scream-y, as in hard rock/metal scream-y and a lot of people wouldn't like that. I don't love the scream-y, but he can do "regular" rock as well, which I do enjoy, very much so!

Now, versus Kris. Who's this nice, white guy from Arkansas. more importantly he's straight. However, he's more of soft rock/pop singer (yes, with a slightly country feel - but he can definitely do mainstream extremely well), which appeals to the masses a lot more. Obviously Kris is talented, I think he's really good too. I didn't have a favourite this year, so I'm not upset by the results. And we all know Adam is definitely going to be signed and will come out with an album and will do really really well. Probably better than Kris.

Anyways, I did enjoy this season and am so glad I got to watch it! Yay ITV2!!! And this finale is really good! So many amazing guest stars!!

The confessions of me: )
marciadanielle: (Kirk/Spock)
So I am totally and addicted to Star Trek. I am well on my way to being completely immersed in a new fandom. Good bye Harry Potter, hello Star Trek. Okay, no. Not really. I can't ever say good bye to Harry Potter. But I can definitely say hello to Star Trek!!

So I've downloaded the movie and have been watching it over and over again! Squee!! I want to see the movie in the theatre again, and will do so once I have a bit more money (ie. after pay day).

I've been reading Star Trek fan fiction and it's making me squee. Even incredibly Mary-Sue fan fic makes me squee. It's quite sad.

What's even sadder is I've started writing my own fan fic, something I've only ever attempted twice before. Harry Potter-verse previously, and both times I never got beyond the first two pages. This one being completed seems a little bit more likely. It's slash of course. Kirk/Spock because what could be better than mind images of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto together?? Nothing I tell you. Nothing. Writing this has kept me quite occupied at work.

I've gotten myself a few new Star Trek icons and will continue to search for more.

I am utterly in love with Spock and am now downloading a bunch of Original Series (OS) and TNG episodes that are Spock-centric. And The Trouble with Tribbles, because I remember that episode and love it!

I have started watching OS episodes on the Sci-Fi channel (it's perfect, they're on in the morning as I get ready for work). I watch TNG episodes on Virgin, but that's not new, I've watched them before. I tried to watch a Voyager episode too, but it didn't hold my attention. We'll keep it to OS and TNG for now. I might try to catch some Enterprise episodes too.

So yeah, can we say obsessed?? If I start planning trips to Comic-con or a Trekkie convention, please, someone intervene!!


May. 17th, 2009 11:59 pm
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I saw the new Star Trek movie tonight. It was FANTASTIC! It was amazing. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Lots of great action and some very funny lines too. Lots of similarities to the original characters, but the new actors totally made them their own characters. It made me want to watch some of the original series now!

Go see it! You won't be disappointed!!

I need a Star Trek icon now. I may have found a new fandom. I am totally in love with both Spock (for his brain) and Kirk (because Chris Pine is omg hot!!) Ack! I'm in love! <3 <3 <3


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