Things I Love Thursday

One of those weeks where it’s quite hard to think of what to say for this list.

I’m loving the sunshine and the late light.

Christmas is coming and I get to do Christmas shopping and crafting and baking. Soon, I shall be able to put up my Christmas tree!

Honourable Mentions: New television coming out all the time, cuddly blankets, new clothes from the Cotton On outlet shop, baths, dolls, sock monkeys, running a LARP I wrote on the weekend, lovely friends and things to look forward to.

Captain Cabinets:

Newest Simon’s Cat:

Fall 303 – Love and other calamities

Darius, Megan, Cassie and Calvin are having lunch at Bohemian Like Me and talking about how to get Alex back, whether there are any spells for tracking people interdimensionally. Everything comes back to Haruni and how they need him to be back on full power. Darius flirts with the waiter, who apparently still remembers Yuki.

Cassie asks why they can’t just visit Haruni anyway and Calvin points out that they can’t get to his cave through the snow. She suggests tunnelling through the snow, possibly with a a laser. When this idea is turned down, she gets defensive.
Cassie: I slay creatures. I don’t tunnel through snow.

They decide to go to Darius’s for more research and Calvin buys pie at the cafe while the others head out to Kermit. Cassie unlocks the hummer with her own set of keys which Darius and Megan both remark on.
D: What makes you so special?
Cassie: I keep the boy amused. And he probably got sick of me asking for his keys all the time.

While discussing spells Darius points out that he can’t exactly just say ‘Find Alex Pederson’ to one of his Find Named pendulums, when the pendulum he is holding in his hand starts moving. Darius dismisses it, but Calvin snatches it off him, to see if it’s still acting strangely. It’s definitely pulling in a direction so Calvin and Cassie head out the door, leaving Megan and Darius arguing about how it can’t possibly be working. Calvin and Cassie drive off, following the pendulum and feeling trepidation about what will happen if Alex really is back.
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Things I Love Thursday

Dressing as Amy Winehouse and then playing a party girl embodiment of Luck who worked for Chaos was astoundingly good fun. LARP is fun.

Roleplaying is very fun at the moment, the Superhero game is on mid-season hiatus until January but it went out with a definite bang. Fall is intense and exciting and full of delicious drama.

Watching TV with friends. Steve comes over to watch the newest episode of Supernatural with me and we have excellent fun commenting on the subtext, working things out and laughing our asses off. (Seriously, this season is hilarious!) Ellen and me have started a rewatch of Supernatural from the very beginning, which is adorable and means I get craft done, because she does craft next to me. Baby quilts are being completed, yes.

Honourable Mentions: Clean house, fresh food, summer fruit, baking, flannel shirts (90s fashion will not stop!), sunshine, basking in sunshine, reading good books, nail polish, my lovely friends, plant food reviving my plants, rolling dice and slobbing around in trackies. I am so tired at the moment can you tell?

Ian McKellan impression guy does The Fresh Prince:

The trailer for the Hunger Games movie. (Both Peeta and Gale look wrong to me, but everything else looks pretty amazing.)

Things I Love Thursday

I’m watching The Vampire Diaries. The scene were Damon reads Twilight completely made my life. I’m really enjoying the series so far. Other good TV…rewatching 30 Rock and Dr Who, planned total rewatch of Supernatural and new Glee.

Jennifer is a party pooper

Honourable Mentions: fancy nail polish, LARP costumes, photos, wedding receptions, flowers, comfy beds, being warm, going shopping, my lovely friends and reading.

My current musical obsessions, as noted by Grooveshark are:

Tick Tick Boom by The Hives

What Did I Ever Give You by the Kaiser Chiefs

(Both are directly related to the Fall game…)

Fall 302 – Christmas Wonderland

Darius finds a new spell, it’s called Funeral Pyre and it’s a bringing flames spell to combat the freezing thing.

Cassie, Calvin, Megan and Darius head into St Mary’s cemetery after dark and find a large wide track, heading out of the cemetery and down an alleyway. There they find a snowman who can talk and move. Megan recognises it as the snowman from an animated kid’s Christmas movie called Snowland. Cassie tries stabbing the snowman and it says ow. Turns out it’s just been wandering around, looking for friends. They decide they can’t hurt him, and get him to explain what happened, he remembers being in a house with a Christmas tree so they pack him into the back of Kermit and go looking.

The door of the house Darius speaks to the owner and makes them all sound like creepy stalkers who are after children. Calvin tries to get him to shut up but they get turned away.
Calvin: Remember how you suck at talking?
Darius: No! What…maybe I do.

They work out that the snowman coming alive is probably linked to a Santa letter the kid received. They find another house where kids are outside bouncing on a bouncy castle.
Kid: I kind of want to stop. I’m tired and hungry.
They keep on bouncing. One of the kids says he wished for a bouncy castle and all his friends to be able to bounce forever.

The gang checks another house which has a child who received a santa letter and witness a domestic dispute where the original father has apparently returned. They head to one last place and find an empty lot where a house used to be.

Calvin leads the team and they go and break into the Post Office since that’s where the letters were sent from. They’re going through the office (Cassie adds a letter to Santa asking for a unicorn) of the woman who writes the letters when security guards show up. Darius leads them off, trying to hide but mostly being loud so that they others can sneak out. Outside Megan picks up a rock to throw it through the security car window but Calvin just pushes down on the front of the car and that triggers the alarm. The three of them wait around the corner and once the guards have gone Calvin goes back in for Darius. Calvin has keys to the Post Office now. Win.

They work out from the stuff they stole and the unfinished letter that the problem might be some kind of magic pen. As there was no pen in the office they go back during the day time.

Megan sneaks over to Calvin’s house and spends a couple of hours playing with the magical snowman who has turned the entire yard into Snowland. Calvin had a bad night’s sleep and Cassie is grumpy from being kept awake. They talk to the Post Office manager, using the student journalist line again, and are admitted to meet Margaret Furniss. Calvin distracts her with questions about the Santa letters and Darius telekineses the pen and pockets it.

Back at Calvin’s house, they try out wishes by writing letters with Darius answering them.
Megan: I wish for Alex back.
Calvin: Don’t you think we should try something easier?
Megan, meanly: you don’t want Alex back.
Calvin, darkly: That’s not what I said.

Calvin writes a letter asking for Santa to bring him a hamburger. Darius answers it with the pen and nothing happens. Megan remembers that all the kids’s letters are signed from Father Christmas. Calvin, impatient, writes another letter “make me a hamburger” Darius replies, signs it Father Christmas and Calvin is transformed into a hamburger.

Everyone freaks out, except for Calvin who is a hamburger. Cassie insists that Darius fix it and he does. Calvin doesn’t know what’s happened. Darius then writes a letter to turn everything “back to the way things were before Margaret Furniss answered the letters but I get to keep the pen.”

This wish rewrites time so that everyone is at Calvin’s at the same time of day, but they can’t remember anything about the wishes or the weirdness with the snowman. Darius has the pen in his desk back home but no idea how to use it. A snow unicorn goes past the window and winks at Cassie before it trots off.

Previously on Fall Season three:
I can’t believe you made me Cyclops

Sleeping Beauty

I saw the ballet of Sleeping Beauty last night with two lovely ladies, Sam and Ellen. Here I shall retell the story for you so you can enjoy it as much as I did.

Once upon a time there was a King whose wife was having a baby. His chamberlain and the midwife were both furry cat people but no one seemed to mind. The king reminded the cat chamberlain to invite fairies. The baby was born and there was a huge welcome the princess party. The fairies arrived and there was a pink one, a blue one, a green one and a yellow one. They had colour coded fairy boyfriends which was good for them, and there was a kind of queen, more important purple fairy who everyone loved most. Four princes from other lands were shown the baby and everyone danced in happiness.

Then the bad fairy arrived and was angry. The king blamed the cat chamberlain for not inviting her and the goblins carried him around. She tortured him by pulling some of his fur off and then cursed the baby. The fairies went and got magical purple fairy and she diffused the killing curse into a sleeping one and did a kind of awesome dance with the bad fairy.

The cat chamberlain redeemed himself by removing all the spindles, pointy swords and needles from the kingdom and burning them. Then it was later on and the princess had grown up. The gardeners and peasant girls danced about and decorated the kingdom. The princes were all grown up and during her birthday celebration the king told Aurora that she must choose one of them. She compared herself to each of them, checking for a good size match. They each gave her a rose and she immediately gave them to the white cat midwife to take away. The bad fairy appeared and gave Aurora a black rose which she was very excited about, up until she pricked her finger on a thorn. She passed out and everyone panicked. The purple fairy came to make everyone else fall asleep and she made very pretty thorns grow over everything.

~ end of act one

Two sexy guys dance about in the forest and argue about which way to go. The emo prince joined him and they enjoyed the gay times in the forest with the wine for a bit. Then the prince sat down and moped about how bored with life he was while the other two mocked some kind of royal assistant. They left the price alone to go hunting and he got lost in the forest. He watched a lot of forest nymphs dance about before he met the purple fairy.

She asked if he was sad and he admitted he was because he had no one to love. She gave him a vision dream of Aurora and he fell in love with her just like that. The nymphs all thought this was good, but didn’t want him to touch her. The purple fairy gave him a magic sword and he advanced on the castle.

The bad fairy was apparently spending all of her time sitting next to Aurora now, which doesn’t seem like much fun but there you have it. The goblins warned her that the emo prince was approaching and he went to meet him, taunting him before she became AN AMAZING AND AWESOME BLACK DRAGON WITH MASSIVE WINGS AND GLOWING RED EYES THAT BREATHED SMOKE!!!! The prince tried to fight the dragon but it was huge and scary and a goblin knocked his sword away and he fell down oh noes but then he got the sword back and stabbed the dragon and it was awesome.

He climbed the stairs to wake up Aurora and when shaking her by the shoulders didn’t work he kissed her and she woke up. Her parents woke up too and the prince immediately asked if he could marry her and Aurora said ‘please’ and they said he could.

Then there was a sequence of all the random characters dancing and dancing and dancing at Aurora’s wedding. The two cats danced together and got quite randy. There were bluebirds and lots of attendants. The bride and groom had a celebration dance. It was lovely.

~ The end.

Previous ballet recaps I have done…
Giselle
Underland.
and Cinderella on Ice.