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11 January 2014 @ 03:09 pm
Yes, I finally have a bloody portfolio, so I can stop directing interested people to my tumblog (how unprofessional) to look at my crappy drawings. I'm actually really proud of this, which is a weird feeling.

(I might have another illustration request coming in soon. Quite excited!)
01 January 2014 @ 06:47 pm
There was an idea I read about, where you write down all the good things that happen to you on bits of paper and put them in a jar, to be read and cherished at some future point. Well, I did that. Kind of. In a Word document form, rather sporadically throughout the year. Ha. I've been going through it, and it can be summed up as:

- I have the bestest online friends
- unhealthy obsession with a certain children's tv duo
- great tv! great music!
- new laptop
- uni went swimmingly
- edinbaaargh

2013 is going to be hard to live up to. I met the greatest people, had some wonderful experiences, and have become a much happier person because of it. It HURTS that I won't be able to see my friends this year. Instead I have to work hard in graduating university (FINGERS CROSSED). And perhaps become a junior doctor by the end of the year, which I am both dreading and looking forward to. It's going to be absolute torture but the thought of being able to make my own living is quite exhilarating.

2014? Bring it the fuck on.


obligatory STUFF OF THE YEAR list:
movies of 2013: Pacific Rim, Ender's Game. Haven't seen much this year, I'll admit. But Star Trek was a disappointment after the initial adrenaline wore off. Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 were ok.
tv of 2013: I watched LOADS this year. From what I can remember, some winners included Black Mirror, In The Flesh, Run, Utopia, Broadchurch. Shit, most of them are really bleak. Special mentions to Sleepy Hollow (unexpected great new show), Hemlock Grove (which was ridiculous but I binge-watched the entire season within a week anyway), The IT Crowd (the final episode was so beautiful, sobs), and all the Doctor Who anniversary specials (Adventure in Space & Time, Five-ish Doctors, Science of Doctor Who).
music of 2013: Fall Out Boy's Save Rock & Roll, Manic Street Preachers' Rewind the Film, Bastille's Bad Blood. Special mention to Panic! at the Disco's latest album too, I guess.
books of 2013: I'm annoyed that I didn't get past my number-of-books-to-read goal this year :( From the ones that I did finish though, I loved Marcus Brigstocke's God Collar, Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, Mikhail Bulgakov's A Young Doctor's Notebook.
16 December 2013 @ 10:07 pm

isy and elis singing. COMEDY OTP. (also, you gotta love how poppity-ping is a genuine welsh word for microwave. come on.)
11 December 2013 @ 07:30 pm
Isy Suttie: Pearl & Dave

Isy Suttie tells a moving love story about her first pen pal and a girl he meets (the Pearl & Dave from the title), interspersed with tales from her own personal life. She does it mostly in song! It's really good, so do give it a listen...

(the Welsh song has to be my favourite Isy thing ever. She and Elis are my comedy OTP.)


Life update:


  • I'm off to Yunnan, China from the 22nd to the 26th, which should be interesting...

  • In May next year I'm getting 6 weeks of electives, which I'm opting to do at a hospital near my home (it would be bloody great to live at home again, just saying). If all goes to plan, it'll be 3 weeks in the forensics department, and another 3 weeks in internal medicine. Exciting!

21 November 2013 @ 09:18 pm

Beatles at the BBC
Description from iPlayer: "The Beatles on the air, extracting BBC radio programmes from 1963 and 1964 to create a revealing portrait of how British audiences would have originally heard the Fab Four.

This programme compiles extracts from "Pop Go The Beatles" (July - September 1963), "Public Ear" (November 1963), "From Us To You" (March 1964) "The Alan Freeman Show" (July 1964), and "Saturday Club" (November 1964) to create a revealing portrait of how British audiences would have originally heard the Beatles, the way they presented themselves and the impressions that they left."