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Oh man, I am so tired at the moment, and my best girl from school is here, and so I'm totally relying on Past!Lal having achieved things to put any substance at all into this post.

Luckily Past!Lal hasn't been too bad. At least she took some pictures to pretty up the place. And my friends continue to have opinions worth chronicling. Which is handy.

So! I went down to my boyfriend's parents house for a massive family party. After much preparation (during which Nat and I had the most middle-class argument ever. It was about bunting.) many friends of the family and neighbours and extended family descended on the house.

Every second conversation I had, summed up.

Me: Yes, I'm Nat's girlfriend.

Party Guest: OH! When are you getting married.

Me: *thinks* fuck RIGHT off I am TWENTY FOUR YEARS OLD.

Me: *actually says* You should ask (boyfriend's older brother) and (girlfriend)! *forced laugh*

I also met a girl who sat down by me and declared "I love this cake. I would marry this cake. I would make love to this cake." So apparently my willingness to discuss frosting sex is something even strangers can sense. Pictures! Party balloons, party tent, party dress and shoes.


Me: *posts (different) picture of self in dress to Twitter*
Twitter: CONGRATS ON THE BOOBS!
Me: *is very unsurprised*
Then on the following Monday I met my wonderful marmfish loves [livejournal.com profile] hanelissar, [livejournal.com profile] playwithfyr, [livejournal.com profile] hanelissarand [livejournal.com profile] altogetherisifor a day of geeky frolics in London Town. We had the best time. We went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the IMAX in exciting 3D, picnicked outside of Foyles and left TDL bookmarks about the place.

And then we went to see the preview screening of Let's Kill Hitler! SO MUCH EXCITEMENT, OMG.I managed to take one, very faily picture on my phone but oh, wow, you guys, I was SO CLOSE to the front it was AMAZING.


You can read my recounting of this marvellous event at my tumblr. And if you want to talk about the episode, I can finally do that! YESSS. Not spoiling people has been really hard.

Still very conflicted about Steven Moffat. For those of you playing along at home!

The very next day, having got the bus back from London, which takes 6 hours and meant I fell into bed at 6am, I had a [livejournal.com profile] hanelissar to stay. She was good to me in my times of sleep deprivation, and we only wept on each other about our Big Bangs a very little bit. A forest for my pines etcetc. Also there was baking, as per. We made all manner of chocolate chip cookies. Pony cookies! Ship cookies!

For his birthday Nat got tickets to Sunday at Leeds Festival, hurrah. It. Was. Awesome. I mean, it was cold. But awesome. I got to see the National live, which I've wanted to do for an age, and I got to see my best friend Lil be in charge of lighting a whole stage, and go stand with her in the technical area which makes you feel all fancy. She is a fabulous lady doing fabulous things in a completely male dominated industry and I couldn't be prouder.

And at the end of the night we saw Pulp and it was the perfect festival experience, thousands upon thousands of people dancing and singing and yelling lyrics into the night.

LEEDS! MUD! SUNSETS! MUSIC!

In the morning I discovered that I'd sent Moog an email at 2am. I do not remember typing this email, but my inbox suggests otherwise. In it, among other, crazier things (and by that I mean all caps versions of the ridiculous AUs that we are not writing, oh no, that would be ridiculous, what, why are you looking at us like that), I continued a conversation that had started a week or so ago on Twitter.
[livejournal.com profile] playwithfyr

Date: 2011-08-31 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanelissar.livejournal.com
LAL YOUR PROBLEMS ABOUT WRITING PORN ARE THE SAME AS MINE. (Ahahaha hello sentence I never thought I'd write!) Like, I can sort of read it with a straight face (although I still find that unbelievably challenging, I usually skim-read porn (um, sorry writers?) because I am too much of a child or something to be able to read it properly - I find a great first kiss scene SO much sexier than lots of hot sex) but I just cannot write it at all. I have tried, but I get as far as people starting to get naked and having to use words like 'cock' and I just start laughing at myself. Then again I cannot write any fic at all usually so maybe it's just an extension of that!

And yay for balloons and marquees and pretty dresses and awesome conversations about icing, but less yay for insane families believing in everyone getting married RIGHT NOW STRAIGHT AWAY WHY IS THERE NO RING ON YOUR FINGER YET BLAAGGHHH. :/

SO MANY YAYS STILL FOR DOCTOR WHO. Oh Lal, it was just the best ever, thank you so much for being there to share it with. I am equally unsure about my feelings on Moffat (I think he has misogynistic tendencies despite his constant denials, or at least a bad case of the 'lol incidental sexism what does that matter THOSE CRAZY COMPLAINING WOMEN AMIRITE?') and am a bad feminist because I worry that confronting them will mean having to give up on Doctor Who or at least like it less than I do. And I cannot do that, Doctor Who is one of the things keeping me sane in a world of crazy!

The pony-shaped cookies are SO. BEAUTIFUL. In my wildest imaginings of them they could never have looked as pretty and fabulous, I applaud you both! And Leeds Festival sounds fabulous, and GO LIL I am so proud of and impressed by women who do things like that and basically rock out in very male-dominated professions, she sounds fabulous and just the kind of friend you want to have. I'm glad you had such a lovely time with her!

Also? I lkove you Lal <3
xxxx

Date: 2011-09-03 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
AHAHA, unexpected sentences all over the place!

The thing is, I read a bunch of NC-17 stuff! I have indulged in many a PWP. I am IN AWE of people who manage to write stuff that actually sounds hot because I just... Seriously. I cannot. *fades to black* I think I may just be broken.

Yay indeed for all of these things! But ugh for that. I think it didn't help that everyone was like, WAIT, you were here at the last one of these! And that was about 5 years ago! MARRY AT ONCE.

It was so, so wonderful, Han, I am so glad I got to clutch at your arm and go HMMM at the problematic stuff with yooooou.

am a bad feminist because I worry that confronting them will mean having to give up on Doctor Who or at least like it less than I do. YES, this is my exact, exact feeling. ARG.

Thank you my love, they were a lot of fun to bake! Once we got the hang of the cookie cutter, which I made poor Moog clean out.

My Lil is the most fab, and she tells me all of the gossip about famous bands, it is wonderful. She knows ONE other female LD. One.

I lkove you tooooooo, Hannalannalissar!

Date: 2011-09-04 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanelissar.livejournal.com
We shall just have to be in awe I think, until the magical day comes when we learn. You are not broken, you are just not there yet ;) I don't know about you but I find myself taking baby-steps through fandom. Like first I was weirded out by fic at all (ahahaha oh baby Hannah so naive and foolish) and then slash in non-slashy canon confused me and then anything NC-17 at all and RPF is my latest barrier to come crumbling down. I am hoping that writing porn and/or being able to read it without finding the concept hilarious (seriously why am I such a child??) will be next! So maybe writing porn which comes out hot and does not feel ridiculous to write will be your next step! I'm sure the day will come, and we shall all be very proud of you when it does :D

(And so happens another conversation I never envisioned having!)

I am so glad also! And I hope we can do it again one day, watching Doctor Who with fannish people is just the best. Also I watched Doctor Parnassus this evening and started flailing when I realised Andrew Garfield was in it and NOBODY IN MY FAMILY UNDERSTOOD LAL! D: And they were all bored and hated it and I was just crying with the awesome of it and I wish fandom had been with me!

Lkove you lots and lots lallyallyandra <3
xxx

Date: 2011-08-31 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swiiftly.livejournal.com
STORIES ABOUT YOUR LIFE ARE THE BEST. ♥

And wow I just remembered back to before I knew you, and I was lurking your journa, and thinking "THIS GIRL SEEMS REALLY GREAT I WISH I WEREN'T TOO SHY TO RANDOMLY FRIEND HER" heeeee. I thought your were great before I knew you. \o/

pointless comment of love!

Date: 2011-09-03 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
<3 I TRY.

Aww, darling, I'm so pleased that we are friends now! Lurkers unite!

No comment of love is pointless <3

Date: 2011-09-01 02:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
COCK.

Date: 2011-09-03 10:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-01 02:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
*giggles madly* Hooray for documenting one's life.

Date: 2011-09-01 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jibrailis.livejournal.com
Your frosting love is apparent in this entire post. It must shine from the beacon of your face and light the way of everyone who lays their eyes on you. *___*

Date: 2011-09-03 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Hee! IT IS TRUE. It's basically been established that I'm Baker!Wardo, way too excited about different types of cake toppings.

MWAH.

Date: 2011-09-01 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pigrescuer.livejournal.com
Wow, Isi sure gets around. I'm almost certain there was only one of her in London, and then she went to Bristol, not Leeds!

That dress is very nice. :D

I can't even READ porn.

Date: 2011-09-03 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
UGH, LJ IS THE ACTUAL WORST. It replaced all the usernames with Han and Isi. So you are all them now. Sorry?

It's cute, right *g*

You're missing out!

Date: 2011-09-01 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mistresscurvy.livejournal.com
HI BB!

I am SO SORRY I never got back to you about meeting up at Leeds, I was kind of ALL OVER THE PLACE last weekend. But I'm glad that you guys had a good time! I also really enjoyed The National and Pulp. And how awesome that one of your friends was a tech/lighting person there! Which stage was she at? I used to do lighting in college and spent a fair amount of time on a ladder with a c-wrench in my hand. It wasn't the right career for me, but I definitely miss a lot of aspects about it.

Date: 2011-09-03 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
HEY!

Oh, it's totally okay, bb, I get that it must have been crazy, and I was very last minute. Oh, I do so wish I'd been there for MCR but the tickets were my bf's birthday present and he got to pick the day. I heard people saying that The National didn't get a great reaction from the crowd, but I think I must have been in a pocket of fans, because everyone around me was super into it, lots of singing along, it was lovely. And Pulp were AWESOME.

She was the LD of the Lockip stage! She was a bit annoyed that most of the bands only wanted like, a static wash and then ALL STROBES ALL THE TIME, but she got to light Frank Turner's secret show, and spell out things in LEDs.

Date: 2011-09-01 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] altogetherisi.livejournal.com
Things that are strange about this entry - I read it yesterday, at which point all the names coded correctly, but now apparently I was doing ALL the things, apart from making my actual comment about you needing to get Mark and Wardo into bed, which LJ has apparently reassigned to Han. God LJ, WHAT ARE YOU ON.

BUT I am truly amazed and humbled at the quality of the pony cookies. I can't even draw ponies normally, let alone pipe them on cookies. You and Moog will take over the world one day. I hope cookies will be provided while we lurk in that beautiful utopia.

Date: 2011-09-03 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Oh, GOD, LJ, I'm just like, I CANNOT.

Your comment was the most fabulous. Sadly I cannot make any promises. Definitely no bed. desks, though.

Well, I was just filling in the lines that were already on the cookie, thankfully, as I have the art skills of a toddler.

Sure, cookies for all!
Edited Date: 2011-09-03 10:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-04 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanelissar.livejournal.com
THAT HAPPENED TO ME TOO! When I first read it and commented all the names were fine so I just assumed Lal had fixed it but coming back again we seem to have taken over. You are ALL THE PEOPLE and suddenly I am making TSN-based puns which I am not witty enough to make :P

But lj seems to have been massively faily a lot lately. I had MASSIVE issues with my lj cuts the other day and when I was posting about London everytime I tried to format someone's username so that it came out properly linked the whole entry after that name would just be eaten up. It was tres tragic and very bizarre and made me relieved that I am paranoid enough to c&p my entries-in-progress every few lines.

xx

Date: 2011-09-05 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiserkuchen.livejournal.com
Pretty Leedsian sunsets! Also THE COOKIES. It still remains one of my goals in life to get to eat some baked goods made by your talented hands, ahhh <33

And I cannot say it enough (and I probably don't, but rest assured that I think about it pretty often lollll) but I am so excited to read your TSNBB SOOOOOOON AHHHHH <33

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