beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_madagascar_penguin_popcorn)
It will be wittier than anything I can come up with!

Given that LJ seems to be having one of it's 'periodic' episodes of playing silly buggers the wobbles, I'd best point out that I can also be found on Twitter as (yes, you've guessed it) becky_monster. Same stuff as you'd find here but with a tad more whinging about some... aspects of my work.

If you know what I do - you can take a good guess at what those 'aspects' are!

* * *

So - some of you may be aware that Cinema Con is taking place in Las Vegas at the moment - yes, this is why the interwebs are all atwitter (literatlly in some cases!) with talk about movies that are coming out this year.
One of the big topics was the use of 48 frames per minute film being used for The Hobbit - the reviews of the medium (not the actual movie itself) have been... underwhelming to say the least. Though to be honest - whether cinema is going to install the tech to show the film at this speed remains to be seen. I know that the BFI IMAX have it as a 'coming soon' - which pleases me greatly but I remain sceptical about the faster frame rate.

The Dark Knight Rises also had a sizzle reel and there will be a new trailer in front of The Avengers Assemble in the US. No news about the rest of the world (likely to be week beginning the 7th) but then again... some areas (like Australia, NZ and the UK) have it opening either today or tomorrow...

Not that I'm rubbing it in or owt! I get to see it on Saturday (which canNOT come soon enough - 6 day week this week - ugh!). I pinky swear not to spoil anyone. And if you *do* want to know those sorts of details - PM me as of Sunday kaithanxbai!

Anyhow have a new trailer for 'Brave'



Altogether now - Is It June/August Yet?!

And on that note - I bid you all a good evening and hope not to take so long in posting again!
beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_madagascar_penguin_popcorn)
It will be wittier than anything I can come up with!

Given that LJ seems to be having one of it's 'periodic' episodes of playing silly buggers the wobbles, I'd best point out that I can also be found on Twitter as (yes, you've guessed it) becky_monster. Same stuff as you'd find here but with a tad more whinging about some... aspects of my work.

If you know what I do - you can take a good guess at what those 'aspects' are!

* * *

So - some of you may be aware that Cinema Con is taking place in Las Vegas at the moment - yes, this is why the interwebs are all atwitter (literatlly in some cases!) with talk about movies that are coming out this year.
One of the big topics was the use of 48 frames per minute film being used for The Hobbit - the reviews of the medium (not the actual movie itself) have been... underwhelming to say the least. Though to be honest - whether cinema is going to install the tech to show the film at this speed remains to be seen. I know that the BFI IMAX have it as a 'coming soon' - which pleases me greatly but I remain sceptical about the faster frame rate.

The Dark Knight Rises also had a sizzle reel and there will be a new trailer in front of The Avengers Assemble in the US. No news about the rest of the world (likely to be week beginning the 7th) but then again... some areas (like Australia, NZ and the UK) have it opening either today or tomorrow...

Not that I'm rubbing it in or owt! I get to see it on Saturday (which canNOT come soon enough - 6 day week this week - ugh!). I pinky swear not to spoil anyone. And if you *do* want to know those sorts of details - PM me as of Sunday kaithanxbai!

Anyhow have a new trailer for 'Brave'



Altogether now - Is It June/August Yet?!

And on that note - I bid you all a good evening and hope not to take so long in posting again!
beckymonster: Becky icon (Books_discworld hexcheese)
Is there a way to 'automate' journal back-ups between here and Dreamwidth ala 'Time Machine' for Mac - which I love and adore!

Or a way of just moving over the few (okay - twenty odd!) entries I've made since the last back up?

Not that I'm thinking of moving but... there are reports that the DDOS from last week was by the same chaps as the April one and this time they threw 'wrath of God' type firepower at LJ.

Said it before - say it again. I leave here when the KGB drag my sorry arse out.

In happier news - I am on maneuvers. Currently in the city that features in one of my favourite films of this year. And will be going to the city that features in the writings of one of my favourite authors before the end of the week too. So, in other words, if I take forever to get back to you like that's any different from usual?!, you know why!
beckymonster: Becky icon (Books_discworld hexcheese)
Is there a way to 'automate' journal back-ups between here and Dreamwidth ala 'Time Machine' for Mac - which I love and adore!

Or a way of just moving over the few (okay - twenty odd!) entries I've made since the last back up?

Not that I'm thinking of moving but... there are reports that the DDOS from last week was by the same chaps as the April one and this time they threw 'wrath of God' type firepower at LJ.

Said it before - say it again. I leave here when the KGB drag my sorry arse out.

In happier news - I am on maneuvers. Currently in the city that features in one of my favourite films of this year. And will be going to the city that features in the writings of one of my favourite authors before the end of the week too. So, in other words, if I take forever to get back to you like that's any different from usual?!, you know why!
beckymonster: Becky icon (dw_voidglasses10)
1067 posts and a *hell* of a lot of nonsense about films and other gubbins... Here's to year seven;) So in that vein....

New X-Men: First Class trailer.



(Am I the only one who is thinking that the slash is going to go kaBOOM on this? not that it hasn't been there from the first film....

And now for two more embeds that... well, it's *my* anniversary and I want them here because they are beautiful and sum up the last year for me...



The Films of Danny Boyle

The Films of Christopher Nolan (Nolanography)



Most of all, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone reading this post. You make this place what it is and without yous guys... I wouldn't have lasted six weeks... let alone this far...

So, thank you... and I'll try to be a little less 'frequent' in my posting from now on... Three posts in three days?! o_O
beckymonster: Becky icon (dw_voidglasses10)
1067 posts and a *hell* of a lot of nonsense about films and other gubbins... Here's to year seven;) So in that vein....

New X-Men: First Class trailer.



(Am I the only one who is thinking that the slash is going to go kaBOOM on this? not that it hasn't been there from the first film....

And now for two more embeds that... well, it's *my* anniversary and I want them here because they are beautiful and sum up the last year for me...



The Films of Danny Boyle

The Films of Christopher Nolan (Nolanography)



Most of all, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone reading this post. You make this place what it is and without yous guys... I wouldn't have lasted six weeks... let alone this far...

So, thank you... and I'll try to be a little less 'frequent' in my posting from now on... Three posts in three days?! o_O
beckymonster: Becky icon (general_f_censorship)
So... everyone knows that that 'certain' elements of Russian society are trying to silence LJ - the one free channel of expression available to many in that country?

Needless if there is one thing that *royally* p*sses me off (other than talking in cinemas while the movie is playing and bad customer service) it's censorship.

So - yes, I'll be here until the KGB drag my sorry arse out.

If the worst does come to the worst - I'm also over at Dreamwidth as beckymonster (yes, I lost the underscore - I feel so nekkid without it:( ). There isn't much to see but I am currently backing this journal up over there.

It's taking a while because as of Monday I've been here SIX FRAKKING YEARS! (o_O) and as you can well imagine, I don't want to lose all of that. Okay - not all of it... The emo whining can go - the rest can stay;)

I can also be found on twitter as well - as @becky_monster. I did have another twitter account but that's in my 'real' name and shall not be mentioned here. The Fannish and the Real stay as far apart as humanely possible, better for all that way.

SO - that's me - what about you guys?
beckymonster: Becky icon (general_f_censorship)
So... everyone knows that that 'certain' elements of Russian society are trying to silence LJ - the one free channel of expression available to many in that country?

Needless if there is one thing that *royally* p*sses me off (other than talking in cinemas while the movie is playing and bad customer service) it's censorship.

So - yes, I'll be here until the KGB drag my sorry arse out.

If the worst does come to the worst - I'm also over at Dreamwidth as beckymonster (yes, I lost the underscore - I feel so nekkid without it:( ). There isn't much to see but I am currently backing this journal up over there.

It's taking a while because as of Monday I've been here SIX FRAKKING YEARS! (o_O) and as you can well imagine, I don't want to lose all of that. Okay - not all of it... The emo whining can go - the rest can stay;)

I can also be found on twitter as well - as @becky_monster. I did have another twitter account but that's in my 'real' name and shall not be mentioned here. The Fannish and the Real stay as far apart as humanely possible, better for all that way.

SO - that's me - what about you guys?

#994*

Sep. 20th, 2010 07:40 pm
beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_inception_cast)
Late night tally - 12 more (after tonight) before the Christmas break. Usual caveats apply (I love my job but I like to know these things!)

***

Now the end is near for my [livejournal.com profile] tw_bigbang story (I post in EIGHT DAYS TIME - o_O) I am starting to get 'back' into the swing of things... e.g. movies and writing for 'pleasure'.
While this is all well and good, I do have to subliminate the desire to whap Alex Garland around the head with a copy of Graves' Greek Myths but one carries on regardless.

(Yes, I am writing fic that involves characters from Sunshine and another film that I *adore*. The icon and the reading matter should be clues *g*)

***

I'm going to be seeing Womb at the London Film Festival along with [livejournal.com profile] vayshti and the PLB. Which will be a thing of awesome and I owe beer.
I missed out on tickets for Black Swan but as the screenings were around The Wedding Of The Year (tm), this may be a good thing. I shall be patient and wait for it to come out next year.

In other movie news, I got around to watching RocknRolla today. Yes, Chris Nolan *still* has a lot to answer for;) Yes, I was only watching it for Tom Hardy as 'Handsome Bob' but it was worth it.
I enjoyed it and may be pushed to write fic (or at least read fic on H.Bob's further *exploits*... what?!) Let's just say that it hit a kink of mine and I had nearly the same reaction to Handsome Bob as I did to another Robert (Fischer Jnr, Inception). Don't ask, you don't want to know!;)

BREAKING NEWS - Clint Mansell to score 'Source Code' the new film by Duncan 'Moon' Jones. Which if you've seen Moon (and if you haven't - do so! I'll wait) you'll understand why this is so damn awesome, one of the best damn scores I've heard in a *long* time.

***

So that's me - how are you guys?

*This will be my #994th post. Yes, I am trying to co-ordinate my 1,000th with posting my BB story. This is *me* you know!;)

#994*

Sep. 20th, 2010 07:40 pm
beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_inception_cast)
Late night tally - 12 more (after tonight) before the Christmas break. Usual caveats apply (I love my job but I like to know these things!)

***

Now the end is near for my [livejournal.com profile] tw_bigbang story (I post in EIGHT DAYS TIME - o_O) I am starting to get 'back' into the swing of things... e.g. movies and writing for 'pleasure'.
While this is all well and good, I do have to subliminate the desire to whap Alex Garland around the head with a copy of Graves' Greek Myths but one carries on regardless.

(Yes, I am writing fic that involves characters from Sunshine and another film that I *adore*. The icon and the reading matter should be clues *g*)

***

I'm going to be seeing Womb at the London Film Festival along with [livejournal.com profile] vayshti and the PLB. Which will be a thing of awesome and I owe beer.
I missed out on tickets for Black Swan but as the screenings were around The Wedding Of The Year (tm), this may be a good thing. I shall be patient and wait for it to come out next year.

In other movie news, I got around to watching RocknRolla today. Yes, Chris Nolan *still* has a lot to answer for;) Yes, I was only watching it for Tom Hardy as 'Handsome Bob' but it was worth it.
I enjoyed it and may be pushed to write fic (or at least read fic on H.Bob's further *exploits*... what?!) Let's just say that it hit a kink of mine and I had nearly the same reaction to Handsome Bob as I did to another Robert (Fischer Jnr, Inception). Don't ask, you don't want to know!;)

BREAKING NEWS - Clint Mansell to score 'Source Code' the new film by Duncan 'Moon' Jones. Which if you've seen Moon (and if you haven't - do so! I'll wait) you'll understand why this is so damn awesome, one of the best damn scores I've heard in a *long* time.

***

So that's me - how are you guys?

*This will be my #994th post. Yes, I am trying to co-ordinate my 1,000th with posting my BB story. This is *me* you know!;)
beckymonster: Becky icon (ncis_s4 promo)
"No boom today, boom tomorrow. There is always a boom tomorrow."

Somewhere in the world, it's tomorrow. And boy did the 'boom' happen. As ever, Gibbs Rule #3 applies (don't believe what you've been told, check!) Even so, the usual caveats apply. The only stuff that gets locked around here are usually rl related. So if you're here for the squee, that won't get flocked.

Talking of squee... I need to pick the collective braaaaains of my flist. I've been meaning to put together a bank of picspam, for occasions such as this. Provide (okay... try!) some light and pretty into the angst and wank. So... so far, I have the following as suggestions...

Teh Pretteh ranging from Ianto (Torchwood) to Ducky (NCIS) and everybody I can think of in between. Emphasis on the boys men, but there will be ladies too.

Photographs Mine mostly, (at least I won't have to worry about the copyright!) of pretty places in the UK. Gateshead Angel, Edinburgh Scott Monument, Brighton Beach, the view from Jubilee Bridge over the River Thames... that sort of thing.

Kittens because who can resist cute kitties?! Especially if there is a hawt Timelord with them too?;)

So - any other good suggestions, flist?

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

In other matters - I am on an organizational kick. Consider this your three minute warning;)

Mainly what I have done is tidy up my flist. I unsubbed from comms that I wasn't watching/interested in and de-flisted people who either don't post or have anything to say that I am interested in reading.

Conversely, if this applies to anyone on my flist - feel free to unflist me. As I've already said, only RL stuff tends to get flocked (and 9 times outta 10, that's about work!) so I won't be offended. Fannishly, I have upped sticks from Cheyenne Mountain to Washington D.C., if this isn't your cuppa tea, then thank you for reading and hope you're in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead (blessing from the old country;))

I have also flisted some folk who have flisted me - I apologise for my tardiness. As I said, on an organzational kick over here!

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Still on the organizational kick - will be signing up with the Netflix clone tomorrow. I have the following shows earmarked for inclusion on the list:
Sapphire and Steel
Torchwood
Dark Angel
Doctor Who (S3)
Hustle

all on the list, along with a couple of movies that I missed due to Not Being Organized Enough. So, the question is this - anything else of interest that should be on that list?

Any reasonable suggestion entertained;) Man from UNCLE is going to be purchased with tomorrow's paycheck. Though suggestions for which one to start with will be lovely. I got very p*ssed off at Napoleon very quickly last time. Not even the loveliness of a certain blond scot hottie could stop that.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Picked this link up during my tagging work for [livejournal.com profile] sg1_debrief (serkit message to [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat - drop me a line whenever is convienent for you!) and not only does she talk a lot of sense but she seems to break it down for those of us who are not fandom academics.

Her name is Mary McNamara and if you wanted a sensible, non-jargon, non-bs breakdown of the whole Fanlib FUBAR then start here and then go over here

Favourite 'joke' of the evening has to be the marketing heavyweights hired to 'chase the elusive and much coveted young male demographic' for fanfic and specifically for Fanlib.

I'm only a librarian, but even I remember from my marketing lectures, all those years ago, that the first thing you do... know your market. To quote a small green wise dude "That is why you fail."

Okay - 12 hour shift tomorrow. My bed is whispering seductively about sleep and lovely things like that.

And please... no breaking the internet again!
beckymonster: Becky icon (ncis_s4 promo)
"No boom today, boom tomorrow. There is always a boom tomorrow."

Somewhere in the world, it's tomorrow. And boy did the 'boom' happen. As ever, Gibbs Rule #3 applies (don't believe what you've been told, check!) Even so, the usual caveats apply. The only stuff that gets locked around here are usually rl related. So if you're here for the squee, that won't get flocked.

Talking of squee... I need to pick the collective braaaaains of my flist. I've been meaning to put together a bank of picspam, for occasions such as this. Provide (okay... try!) some light and pretty into the angst and wank. So... so far, I have the following as suggestions...

Teh Pretteh ranging from Ianto (Torchwood) to Ducky (NCIS) and everybody I can think of in between. Emphasis on the boys men, but there will be ladies too.

Photographs Mine mostly, (at least I won't have to worry about the copyright!) of pretty places in the UK. Gateshead Angel, Edinburgh Scott Monument, Brighton Beach, the view from Jubilee Bridge over the River Thames... that sort of thing.

Kittens because who can resist cute kitties?! Especially if there is a hawt Timelord with them too?;)

So - any other good suggestions, flist?

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

In other matters - I am on an organizational kick. Consider this your three minute warning;)

Mainly what I have done is tidy up my flist. I unsubbed from comms that I wasn't watching/interested in and de-flisted people who either don't post or have anything to say that I am interested in reading.

Conversely, if this applies to anyone on my flist - feel free to unflist me. As I've already said, only RL stuff tends to get flocked (and 9 times outta 10, that's about work!) so I won't be offended. Fannishly, I have upped sticks from Cheyenne Mountain to Washington D.C., if this isn't your cuppa tea, then thank you for reading and hope you're in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead (blessing from the old country;))

I have also flisted some folk who have flisted me - I apologise for my tardiness. As I said, on an organzational kick over here!

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Still on the organizational kick - will be signing up with the Netflix clone tomorrow. I have the following shows earmarked for inclusion on the list:
Sapphire and Steel
Torchwood
Dark Angel
Doctor Who (S3)
Hustle

all on the list, along with a couple of movies that I missed due to Not Being Organized Enough. So, the question is this - anything else of interest that should be on that list?

Any reasonable suggestion entertained;) Man from UNCLE is going to be purchased with tomorrow's paycheck. Though suggestions for which one to start with will be lovely. I got very p*ssed off at Napoleon very quickly last time. Not even the loveliness of a certain blond scot hottie could stop that.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Picked this link up during my tagging work for [livejournal.com profile] sg1_debrief (serkit message to [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat - drop me a line whenever is convienent for you!) and not only does she talk a lot of sense but she seems to break it down for those of us who are not fandom academics.

Her name is Mary McNamara and if you wanted a sensible, non-jargon, non-bs breakdown of the whole Fanlib FUBAR then start here and then go over here

Favourite 'joke' of the evening has to be the marketing heavyweights hired to 'chase the elusive and much coveted young male demographic' for fanfic and specifically for Fanlib.

I'm only a librarian, but even I remember from my marketing lectures, all those years ago, that the first thing you do... know your market. To quote a small green wise dude "That is why you fail."

Okay - 12 hour shift tomorrow. My bed is whispering seductively about sleep and lovely things like that.

And please... no breaking the internet again!
beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_Star Wars R2/3PO)
So Friday was May 4th... which is as good an excuse to mainline the entire Original Trilogy of Star Wars films. Because one is never enough. Not to mention I need a good SW icon or one that references another one of my shows.

My apologies to flist - the reason why there have been random posts stating the blinkin' obvious (such as here and here) is because I felt it high time to redo my profile.

The new version of my profile can be read here. I think I have all the bases covered. Feedback would be nice;)

I've been writing... alas not 'How To Save A Life' but another story that seems to be based on this week's (in the States, that is) NCIS episode. Which I haven't seen, nor will I see until about September. Quite how that works out, I have no idea! Answers on a postcard please.
It's also a follow on to Three Edges. The rating for this one will be PG-13, because Ducky is pondering the fact that the relationship is changing and wondering, if at all, how to go from here.

So there's that to look forward to and I will catch up with my squee posts momentarily. Honest;)
beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_Star Wars R2/3PO)
So Friday was May 4th... which is as good an excuse to mainline the entire Original Trilogy of Star Wars films. Because one is never enough. Not to mention I need a good SW icon or one that references another one of my shows.

My apologies to flist - the reason why there have been random posts stating the blinkin' obvious (such as here and here) is because I felt it high time to redo my profile.

The new version of my profile can be read here. I think I have all the bases covered. Feedback would be nice;)

I've been writing... alas not 'How To Save A Life' but another story that seems to be based on this week's (in the States, that is) NCIS episode. Which I haven't seen, nor will I see until about September. Quite how that works out, I have no idea! Answers on a postcard please.
It's also a follow on to Three Edges. The rating for this one will be PG-13, because Ducky is pondering the fact that the relationship is changing and wondering, if at all, how to go from here.

So there's that to look forward to and I will catch up with my squee posts momentarily. Honest;)
beckymonster: Becky icon (TV_SG-1 open gate)
First up [livejournal.com profile] tinnny for the gorgeous icon. V.pretty!

Secondly - for anyone who loves pretty boys, go over for a gander
and click on 'Gallery' - well worth a look.

If you get a chance to see this version of the ballet, then for the love of the 'verse... GO!! It's just amazing. The DVD of the original production is just astonishingly gorgeous, beautiful and above all... SLASHY!

Humbly snurched from[livejournal.com profile] britballetboy
beckymonster: Becky icon (TV_SG-1 open gate)
First up [livejournal.com profile] tinnny for the gorgeous icon. V.pretty!

Secondly - for anyone who loves pretty boys, go over for a gander
and click on 'Gallery' - well worth a look.

If you get a chance to see this version of the ballet, then for the love of the 'verse... GO!! It's just amazing. The DVD of the original production is just astonishingly gorgeous, beautiful and above all... SLASHY!

Humbly snurched from[livejournal.com profile] britballetboy
beckymonster: Becky icon (art_dali_persistence_of_memory)
How do you go about creating icons?

I mean, I know that many of my flist are incredibly creative people but I have no blessed idea how to do it. Not only that but I have at least one interest that I can't find any dang icons for and I'd love one to go with it. Two if you include the aliens from the Toy Story films (just don't ask!;))

I know I'll be next to useless but one has to ask these things;) That and banners too. How do you do those? Not that I would because I like too many things that just wouldn't fit together very well;)

You can tell I'm a librarian. I ask lots of dumb questions!;)
beckymonster: Becky icon (art_dali_persistence_of_memory)
How do you go about creating icons?

I mean, I know that many of my flist are incredibly creative people but I have no blessed idea how to do it. Not only that but I have at least one interest that I can't find any dang icons for and I'd love one to go with it. Two if you include the aliens from the Toy Story films (just don't ask!;))

I know I'll be next to useless but one has to ask these things;) That and banners too. How do you do those? Not that I would because I like too many things that just wouldn't fit together very well;)

You can tell I'm a librarian. I ask lots of dumb questions!;)
beckymonster: Becky icon (general_lj_procrastination)
I got a bit bored of the blue, so I've changed formats and colours too.

Not to mention uploaded a whole new horde of icons snurched from various places. I hope I've given full credit to those who (truly) deserve it for their lovely work.

Hope all are well and productively working on new stuff for everyone to enjoy!
beckymonster: Becky icon (general_lj_procrastination)
I got a bit bored of the blue, so I've changed formats and colours too.

Not to mention uploaded a whole new horde of icons snurched from various places. I hope I've given full credit to those who (truly) deserve it for their lovely work.

Hope all are well and productively working on new stuff for everyone to enjoy!
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