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Hey there, me,

Your hair looks great today - even if you let the rain frizz it a bit because you were too lazy to put up your umbrella! :D
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What a coinkydink! Last night's dreams were very weird.

First, in a kind of particularly vicious re-enactment of a Thunderbirds episode, I dreamt of all these puppets aiming guns at each other, hanging other and basically killing each other. Aaargh.

THEN, I dreamt about a bunch of people dancing around in a courtroom, and a bunch of kids who were playing the same person.

... I know, just. Why, brain? WHY???
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Oooh, quite a bit, I will be honest. A fair portion of my day, on and off, even just on my phone. It's only days like today, when I have classes and not much time in-between, that I don't get a chance to get online until this time. For me, those hours are just part of the student routine.
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Working hard to your best effort, and with quiet determination; realising that life is for living; slowly learning and gaining independence, and sensibly standing your ground.
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Well, I'm having an atrocious day so far, so I'll say, "Why not?"
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Oddly enough, considering the rest of England - no.
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That I have a lot of my Nan in me. Best compliment in the world, ever. :D
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Write, I think. *preens* I'm not the best one around, but I like to think I put my heart and soul into everything I do. For me, writing is the best way of releasing all that tension inside you, and it's deeply consoling, it always helps. Rock on, writing.
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Go for good long walks. Oh sure, I used to complain when I was younger, certainly, but now I like taking to the woods or the beach with my parents, with a thermos of hot chocolate and a round of sandwiches. We are so British. :D Now if we got a dog, it would be perfection personified...

I also like how we all just hang out in the kitchen at home with my brothers, drinking tea and just chatting about this and that. It's just nice.
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Honestly, why I want to do this one so badly, I don't know, because I honestly have no idea. But wait, I think I do. I was going to say the BBC-pilot version of Sherlock (I know, I know...) because he's friendlier and slightly more approachable, but I think, in fact, I would spend the day with Mrs Hudson.

Seriously, I think it would be good for me; honestly, I do. Reason being is that Mrs Hudson is both motherly and open-minded (and I had such fun writing her when I wrote "Common Knowledge" in February) and I love me a good cup of tea and a slice of cake, chocolate on my part. Honestly, we'd probably just take a walk, and then go for a high-tea in a little cafe when we got tired, and giggle over our mutual shipping for Sherlock and John. Might even place a bet on how long it takes before that happy announcement. :D Plus, I could ask her about all her experiences of life - she's the kind of woman I'd like to take advice from, especially given the executed-husband thing.

From there, we would wander past the Thames while we digest, wave at a couple of security cameras, and who knows, might even go and take in an evening play at the National Theatre, providing Sherlock can get us free tickets.

... Sounds like a date. ^_^
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Basil the Great Mouse Detective - which I can't help thinking was a foreshadow of things to come. :D

I remember first watching the film when they showed it to us in school, when I was in Year 5, about eight or nine, and I was entranced. I had seen videos of this one, a mouse with a little girl and a dog, but I'd never paid it much heed. Now though, I was hooked - and was so keen that I wore out my first VHS copy of the video and had to badger my Mum for another one.

Fact is, I love Basil. I don't really know "how" popular it was in the 1990s, and I wonder if it was more understated than some of the others. But I like how it broke the conventions; rather than the more "traditional" route of hero/love-interest, we had a slightly eccentric adventurer who isn't always completely moral - like Sherlock - who is obsessed with the chase - like Sherlock - and for whom there was no love-interest, just a good friend - although given my Sherlock/John leanings, that might be debateable. :D No, seriously though, I love the friendship between Basil and Dawson and the way that they became so close in such a short amount of time and how Basil didn't really want him to go, and the way that they balance each other out. And the ensemble cast is truly unique; to have a little girl (who's not even that annoying!) her father and a dog as their backup is great stuff.

And Ratigan. Need I mention Ratigan? What a charming, scary bastard. Basil is the - essentially - moral centre of the film, but Ratigan... oh my raving gosh. He's cruel, but he's entertaining, my favourite one-liner being "How DARE that idiot Basil pokehisstupidnoseintomywonderfulschemeandfoulupeverything!") You get odd senses of his insanity throughout the film; this is, after all, a rat who feeds his lackies to a giant fat cat and his psychotic emergence at the top of Big Ben is frightening, but not altogether unexpected.

And say what you like, I still do not get up and dance around to the last part of "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind." You cannot prove anything. No.
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I would tell her that even though she's dubious about reaching her twenties, because that's when she thinks it's all going to have to be more grown-up and serious, that it's not really that bad. That it's simply more growing-up. That it's always growing up; that you don't get to a certain point and then stop. I would tell her that she shouldn't pressurise herself to get everything right. I would tell her that she's the youngest, that she's always going to be the youngest, and that she shouldn't try and show off to get noticed, that she doesn't have to prove that she can be better.
I would tell her that that it's alright to be different. I'd tell her that her brothers will always tease her, but only because they're her big brothers, not because they're horrible. I'd tell her to remember that everything's going to be alright. I'd tell her not to be so eager to make friends by making such a forceful first impression. I'd tell her that I completely understand how she feels about the world outside, but just to remember that there are people who care about her, whom she can open up to.

All of this done in Beautiful People fashion by zapping into the kid's bedroom. "I guess you could say I'm the ghost of Fandom future." :D
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Smallville... oh no, wait, it just ended. That's fine, then.
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"I'm Yours Tonight" by The Academy Is, even if I strain myself stupid doing it. No question.
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I'm torn between Woody in Toy Story (although of course we all know who he is) and Sam in Sleepless in Seattle.

The reason I can't decide is because both characters are so three-dimensional. With Woody, part of the beauty of his character is his evolution. His pettiness and jealousy of Buzz in the first TS could potentially make him a bad guy, yet it's tempered with insecurity, and the basic need to make a wrong thing right. You can see how much he learns as he goes along and yet it doesn't change his essential character: a good, decent, funny cowboy who just wants to keep his family together. He betters himself, but after everything he goes through he makes the right choices, rather than ending up like more bitter toys. He's proof that despite our ina and outs, our light and dark, we do have a choice.

Regarding Sam - he's a character who is very human and very hurt by the death of his wife. When I was watching the film for the first time a month or so back, Sam's anguish and grief was so beautifully communicated, his very desire to make a new start, and more than anything, his attempts to tackle his depression because he has to keep going for his son. On top of that, I find that moment when he sees Meg Ryan in the airport for the first time so adorable, simply because he's so momentarily infatuated. It's sweet, as is his relationship with his son; despite their problems, he will always put him first, flying across America to get him back from New York, and putting their argument beside him. He's the portrayal of a kind, loving father who is suffering life's problems, and is fighting to get through, not just for himself, but for his own child.

Great, now I really want to be doing some writing... :)
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Panic under the pressure and waste four of those five minutes trying to figure out what to do with them.
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I would be devastated. I am extremely close to my Mum and my Dad and the idea of them not being there would be horrible... I'd miss them. I'd be looking around for the lovely lady and the nice man who gave great hugs. And of course that's not even the worst of it; my brothers, my Nan, all the people I'd met, all the experiences I'd had, all the moments when my courage was needed the most... gone. I'd have to start my life over again. I would literally have lost everything.
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"Waiting for a Star to Fall" by Boy Meets Girl. It reminds me of my first year at university; a particularly happy and nostalgic time, despite how different I was. It was just a really good first year and we had a great last night before we all went home for the summer. It was around that time that I discovered the song and on the last day, my friends threw me an early birthday party. They greeted me with this song on the way in. Another night, I remember dancing around my friend Lee's room to it. Good times.
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Sherlock. Obviously.
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In my opinion, the bulk of our personality is shaped by our genes and inherited from our parents, but it's not difficult for environmental factors, such as where we were brought up, to also affect us.

On the whole, I'm pretty good at figuring out which elements of my personality I've inherited from either my Mum and Dad. My Dad is an extremely meticulous person and my Mum is extremely worrisome, so both of those traits have easily merged in me. I've also got my Dad's ability to try and remain calm and my Mum's kindness and morals. These traits of my parents are pretty clear in me - however, because I'm the youngest of three and the only girl, I'm also quite selfish. I also had a pretty sheltered upbringing and as a result I wasn't always used to the modern, "real" living that some people are used to and I think this has made me a little protective of myself before.

So, erm... yep. :)

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