Someone posted this on the Amecon boards, and it really made me laugh the second time I read it. XD
For those of you (like me) who don't get it, try reading it out loud.
The game is set 2 years after Apollo Justice, and Edgeworth, having banished the ghosts from his past, along with the newly reinstated Phoenix run their own Law firm, with the "Assistance" of Trucy, Appolo, and the sometimes present Pearls...
Miles arrives home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution for his childhood friend and long time partner, Phoenix, who was due to be hanged for murder at midnight. His last minute plea for clemency to the Judge had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.
As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife, Franziska, started on him about, 'What foolish time of night is this to foolishly be getting home? Where have you been?' 'Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it'. And on and on and on.
Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual (shouting objection), he went and poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub. Pursued by Franziska's predictable sarcastic remarks, he dragged himself up the stairs.
While he was in the bath, the phone rang.
Franziska answered and was told that her husband's client, Phoenix, had been granted a stay of execution after all. He would not be hanged tonight.
Finally realizing what a terrible day Miles must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news. As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.
'They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she said.
To which he whirled around and screamed, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP?
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Someone posted this on the Amecon boards, and it really made me laugh the second time I read it. XD
Saturday, 24 May 2008
I went to see Little Shop of Horrors live in the theatre this week, and it was fantastic. One of my favourite parts was hearing the songs they cut out of the film, but I was really upset to find that they'd cut out the BEST songs!
For example, Mushnik and Son. I wish I could have a recording of Vincent Gardenia singing it with Rick Moranis, but obviously that doesnt exist, because it was cut from the film. Now It's Just the Gas was a pretty good song too, again, cut from the film.
(you can ignore the video if you want, just listen to the song)
Friday, 23 May 2008
It's the first monthly anniversary of this blog today! It's come so far in that short month. I thought Poppy was going to be alot harder to break than she was. By now, I thought she might just be beginning to have a small crack in her Christian beliefs, but here she is happy to ignore them. I've printed off all of the responses too and put them in a folder. You wouldnt believe the huge wadge of paper it's used.
Those of you who haven't read it, why not?
Hlp me o lord
Friday, 16 May 2008
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
I'm still waiting for the above comment on my shared blog, Hlp me o lord, to stop being funny. I practically wet myself laughing when I read this email (very quietly though, since it was late at night and other people were sleeping). Our blog is getting quite controversial.
After I'd stopped laughing, I did start worrying a bit. I'm an agnostic, and I worried about if this person was right, and I would burn in Hell forever because of it.
Then I changed my mind. I don't care. I'm having too much fun.
If judgement day does come, I just hope God recognises how much I've had to learn about the Bible to be able to participate in writing this blog. I do think I actually believe more in something now than I did two weeks ago when I started it. I don't want the person who left that comment to think that we're just bashing God, because I do think I believe in something.
If the worst comes to the worst, I'm only an accomplice. I'm not the one bashing God. I'm only writing responses to someone else who's saying things.
I might have been able to take that comment more seriously if it actually used proper grammar. The only way to God is through Jesus Christ? A simple email is quicker.
Monday, 5 May 2008
Friday, 2 May 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Thought I'd let you know about a new project I'm involved with.
Poppy is 18 years old and contemplating suicide. Her mother was killed by a man driving at five times the drink-drive limit when she was nine, and she split up with her boyfriend Damien three weeks ago after she discovered his other two girlfriends, one of them pregnant. In her suicidal state, she writes an email about her troubles, asking God to send her a sign to restore her faith, but God's response was a little more personal than she was expecting...
I'm playing the part of Poppy, with another of my friends playing God (in more ways than one) and I'm enjoying it so much. I'd advise you all to go over there and have a look. It's getting updated regularly with responses from each side, so add it to your favourites and keep checking back!
Monday, 28 April 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
The sequel to Twlight. I was so excited when it came through the post. It killed me being at work and not being able to read it til I got home. Now I'm glad I didnt read it at work, and I'll tell you why.
Throughout my life, I've only ever cried twice at a book. Once when I was eight or nine and read The Little Matchgirl where she dies at the end, then three years ago at the fourth Artemis Fowl book. I could live with crying at books twice in my life, but this book has ruined that. I've cried so many times at this book that I've lost count. It was three last night, four this morning, and since I've come home from work I've lost count. It's not a good book in the sense that it's entertaining and makes you feel happy when you read it. It breaks my heart, but it's good in that sense. Stephenie Meyer is so skilled at writing. I feel every emotion that Bella goes through, exactly how she feels it. When Edward left her, it felt like he was leaving me. When she puts herself in danger and hallucinates hearing Edward, I get the same rush she gets. I've been moping about all day because of this book. I feel terrible because of it. I really wish I hadnt read it. It's breaking my heart. I'm still not finished yet. I've read so much though. I started it last night, and have been reading all day today, and have now read almost 400 pages of the 597. I was originally planning to order the next one online, but I think I'm gonna have to go to the shop and buy it myself, seeing the speed I'm reading it at (just waiting and praying for the chapter that I hope exists where Edward comes back). I don't think I'd be able to stand sitting here waiting for the next book to arrive.
Thursday, 24 April 2008
I'm not one for reading popular books. I hate Harry Potter with a passion. These books never live up to the hype they're given. I'd been hearing about Twilight from people for so long, I didn't have high hopes for it. It didnt really sound like my kind of story, but I decided to give in and give it a try.
I started it, and I thought that my initial opinions were right. It started off really slow and I didnt really enjoy it at all. I couldnt grasp the characters or storyline. But, it did get better. ALOT better. For the past few days, I've been absolutely obsessed. I can see why so many people like it. I was up at three o clock this morning, not able to sleep because I was feeling sorry for Edward. Traditionally, I HATE waiting for the bus, but I really enjoyed being 20 minutes early for it today since it meant I got to read some more. It was fantastic. I finished it today, and finishing it really hurt. There's a next book, and I've been frantically shopping for it online today, trying to find the website that will get it to me soonest. Money is no object. I NEED the next book!
So yeah, go out and read it now.
Monday, 21 April 2008
Sunday, 20 April 2008
I can't wait til my coursework is done with. I havent had time to have any fun in 5 weeks now (since Easter) since I've been working so hard on my coursework. I've gotta work like a demon til Thursday, then once that's over with, I've got so many fun things I'm gonna do:
- Play Phoenix Wright 3 - I imported it but havent had chance to play it
- Play Sims 2 - It's been ages since I last played it
- Crack out the sewing machine and start working on my cosplay costumes for Amecon
- Finish typing up my new book
Friday, 18 April 2008
I got joint first place in the cosplay competition at the manga night last night! RESULT! I had a bit of a feeling I was going to, strangely enough. I can now die happy. I got to choose from a pile of prizes, and I chose Trinity Blood vol 1, since it sounds just like Hellsing, so it can't be that bad.
There's more photos in my cosplay.com gallery now too.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
Sunday, 6 April 2008
There's a manga night on the 17th, and I have little choice but to wear Ema Skye again, but that means doing a rush job on the skirt AGAIN. Oh, the flashbacks. I'm not sewing metres and metres of ribbon on again for the stripes though. No way. This time I'm trying fabric paint.
Friday, 4 April 2008
Thursday, 3 April 2008
For reasons I don't quite understand, I've become suddenly obsessed with the songs from Chicago. It's strange, because I never really liked the film that much, even though I'm a sucker for modern musicals. I have listened to this song so many times now it's unbelievable. You'd be suprised how in many of the Chicago songs there are lots of parts you don't notice until you've listened to it a bazillion times. I especially love what I think is a tuba in this song. You don't notice it at first, but it's there if you look for it. I especially love the 'are you kidding?' bit. The tuba on that bit is the best.
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Not a new character, but a different variation of a character I was already doing. I'm doing this outfit instead of Renge's school uniform. It was so difficult and I'd completely fallen out of love with it, but when I saw this outfit, I knew this was the one I had to do. I had the wig anyway since I was planning to do her anyway, so it made sense.
Renge has such an evil hair colour. I look at her in these photos and think that my wig is completely the wrong colour. The only thing that consoles me is watching another episode where I realise my wig is the PERFECT colour because her hair has changed shades.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
I used to love this film back in year 6. Still do to pretty much the same extent. I know alot of people never let go of the things they used to love as kids. Me more than most people! I never really liked the princessey films that much. I'd watch them, but I was never one where I wanted the prince and the princess to fall in love, but The Swan Princess was something special. You just wanted Odette and Derek to get back together so bad! Damn you Rothbart! Evil man! Who needs Swan Lake with all the prancy ballet when you can just watch The Swan Princess with more or less the same story, just more exciting and entertaining?
I still know all the songwords. Lol, I'm so sad, aren't I? #We're off on a mission, we're tough in good condition, we're short but standing tall, NO FEAR!#
Okay, I'll shut up now :P
Monday, 31 March 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Well, it's when you start reading these lists for starters. Anyway, I've been reading one list, and I've found I do an alarming amount of things on the list, including but not limited to.
- "hai," "baka," and "hentai" come to your lips so easily that sometimes you have difficulty remembering what the English words are.
- you never bothered getting your new apartment hooked up to cable, and even Babylon 5 is a take-it-or-leave-it thing... but anyone who gets in the way of your mission to get the next Slayers volume is dead.
- If I had a house, and take out Slayers and replace it with Hellsing and/or Ouran Host Club...
- you have a crush on more than 5 anime characters
- Well, if we include Japanese games as well, then yes...
Been reading the list for Hellsing too...
- You constantly quote lines from the show.
- You dress like Alucard every day and call it normal.
- Once I get my tie and waistcoat finished for my Lolicard costume, this WILL become a reality
- You know all the episode names and all the character names, including the minor ones.
- You can recite entire episodes from memory.
- Okay, maybe not all in one go, but I'm sure if I thought about it I could do it, perhaps with the odd prompt...
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Okay, for those of you who don't already know, my final year project has been evil. It hates me and I hate it. It refuses to work. The recent hurdle has been getting my bloody update and delete sql to work. It just refused to do anything, and it just carried on as though nothing had happened. No errors, no exceptions, no anything. It had been like it for weeks, and it was getting me really angry. Even the professional nerds over on the msdn forums had no idea what was wrong.
So, you can imagine how I felt when I showed it to one of my friends at university who managed to get it working in less than five minutes. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry.
On the plus side, it's working now, and I can probably finish it pretty soon now, but when I think of all the time I've been wasting because of it...
I want to go stab something.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
It's really strange how the mind works. I had completely and utterly forgotten about this song, and the last time I watched it must have been the best part of ten years ago. But when my sister found it and played it, I somehow unconsiocusly knew the words, even though I didn't know them. Weird, huh? Team Rocket still own to this day. :P
I do find it interesting though how in this video it's James who's wearing the skirt, not Jessie. (actually, in the Japanese version, James is actually gay. In the English version we had all that stuff edited out :( ) Either way, I love James when he says "I am the handsome one". *squee!*
Monday, 10 March 2008
If I get hit by a truck or something that will otherwise take my life any time in the next year or so, I want to be buried in a replica of Alucard's coffin. This is not a joke. I seriously do. Please make this so (I mean the coffin bit, not the getting hit by a truck bit :P)
Am I taking this Hellsing fandom to an unhealthy level?
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
God, what a horrible feeling this is. Nothing worth looking forward to. Tuesday nights will now be as boring as all the rest of the week.
Panto went fantastically. Both of the Saturday performances were amazing. I still can’t quite believe we didn’t have any bad audiences. Every year we normally have one audience who just don’t want to laugh or anything, but this year it didn’t happen! All of our audiences loved it, so that’s a really good thing. We managed to almost sell out Tuesday night too, which amazed us all.
I’m going to miss seeing the video of the stag night every day. It never stopped being funny. Quite the opposite, actually. It got funnier every time I saw it.
I’m sad that it’s all over, but glad in a way. I absolutely loved Ali to death and although I enjoyed every second of the panto, it was such hard work, so I’ll be glad to just have a rest (for a week maybe :P After that I’ll start getting into withdrawal symptoms).
We all got t-shirts given to us afterwards, which was awesome. Mine’s got the infamous photo of me on it passed out and tied up outside Chagford with the traffic cone on my head. Fantastic. Just amazing. I love it so much.
I’ve got a fair few other souvenirs of the panto too. There were some props, costumes and scenery that just weren’t worth the variety group keeping, so we got to take them home.
- · The magazine I was reading in scene 2.
- · The newspaper I was reading in scene 5.
- · The grey coat with ‘Thief 39’ on the back that I wore for almost the entire duration of the panto.
- · The Co-Op uniform badge that Ali wore in scene 8.
- · Two sets of butterflies that were hanging from the roof on the wedding.
My lines are still all over the walls in my house, as if I don’t know them by now. I can’t bear to take them down.
Things I'm going to miss about the pantomime:
- Going out every Tuesday and Friday night and having loads of fun
- Getting interesting emails from the panto guys talking/arguing about different panto related things
- Learning my lines in boring university lectures. Now what am I going to do?
- Scene nine - I loved that scene. It contained my two favourite lines of the whole panto.
- The stag night video. Enough said.
- Trying to keep a straight face after the Sultan says he's going to divorce the Sultana. Charlie had some classic facial expressions after that. He was such a good Sultana.
Things I'm not going to miss about the pantomime:
- Wearing shoes that are 2 sizes too big for me and having to wear 3 pairs of thick socks to pad them out.
- The sleep deprivation associated with the adrenalin rush that doesnt wear off until 1am the following morning.
- Taking forever in the toilets because I'm wearing X amount of layers and not wishing to drop my radio mic in there. You have no idea how amazing it is now to be able to be just in and out of there. If I needed to use the bathroom in the middle of the show, it was just tough! No time!
- Singing in public.
- Hard work! Over the course of the 2 1/2 hour panto, I estimate I had about 5 minutes maximum of resting time, INCLUDING the interval.
- Whipping off that coat when Ali finds out he's a prince. I hope I made it look easier than it was.
- Running. Those shoes were not made for running!
- The time Fiezal's slip of the tongue caused him to tell Thief 34 to go hump the camel.
- Filming the stag night footage in Chagord. We had so many posh people walk past with their noses turned up at us in ridiculous costumes. We just shouted after them 'COME TO MORETON PANTO!!!!'
- Forming the human pyramid in the sentry. Brilliant.
- The first time I saw the stag night video. I laughed so much it hurt and I cried with laughter.
- The first time we read the script for the wedding scene. It was so funny.
- The first 4 months of Jenny (Brandy) singing Hopelessly Devoted while Ali tries not to notice. It was only a few weeks before I managed to stop finding it funny.
- The Sultana's "sword" snapping in half in the dress rehearsal.
- Learning a song on the Saturday about flowers and daffodils. It really was a fantastic song, especially when we got most of the cast backstage singing it in cannon.
I had such an awesome time. Can't wait til next year.
Friday, 22 February 2008
Tonight's performance was the best performance yet. We had a good audience, and things just seemed to flow really well. Our mystery guest tonight was also the best one we've had yet. It was really entertaining.
Fiezal, the king of the thieves, had his son in the audience today, and it was his birthday, so we got him up on stage, and he was SOOO sweet. He was five. We got him up on stage and Fiezal got down to his level and said 'Hello Rowan', and he replied in the sweetest voice ever 'Hello Daddy'. Aww, bless!
Thursday, 21 February 2008
We had a much older, more intellectual audience tonight. They enjoyed it, and really laughed at the smart jokes, but not so much at the dirtier jokes.
How annoying is this - the cast of the panto have put so much work into it, and yet our producer comes on stage for 30 seconds, doesn't say a word, and gets the best laugh of the panto? Something's not quite right there. :P
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
The most amazing week of the year is here, and it's started off with quite a bang!
The dress rehearsal yesterday was fantastic. We had a bigger crowd than we normally have, and they absolutely loved it. It really helped us all get into the spirit.
My nerves are becoming a problem though. Normally I get nervous for 5 minutes on the opening night, but now I'm nervous most of the time, including on stage (my hands were shaking tonight. Not good!) but I think I get through it well enough.
Tonight was the best opening night we have ever had in panto history. We all had low expectations for the opening night. The type of people who go out on Tuesday nights arent the loud type, and we only sold half of the tickets prior to the show, but it managed to turn itself around. We were all watching the TV backstage, and the audience were laughing at the narrator two lines into the panto! We knew then we were going to do okay. Later on, when I make my first appearance in scene 2, I poke my head out of the wings as usual, and there's not an empty seat in sight. I was stunned! We had so many people turn up on the door. It all worked out amazingly.
We made quite a few mess ups tonight, but nothing major, and we managed to get through it. The audience loved it. They always laugh when things go wrong.
I just hope the rest of the week is as good as tonight.
Saturday, 9 February 2008
I'll be honest. The obsession was beginning to wear off. Keyword: was. It had been three whole days since I had last watched it. I thought I was beginning to get over it. However, the withdrawal symptoms kicked in, and I had the urge to watch it again, and now I think it's made it worse.
Especially if my new desktop wallpaper is anything to go by. :P
I've been meaning to get something more personalised since I got my laptop. Now I've got it. :D
Friday, 8 February 2008
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Saturday, 2 February 2008
I've been obsessed with certain anime before, but never before have I been so obsessed that I can watch 2-4 episodes a day every day for a month and still not get bored of it. It's really good. Wish I knew where volume one of the manga had disappeared to. It's around somewhere.
Our director tells me I need to slap my thigh alot more, since that's what the principal boy always does. That's all well and good, but my legs are starting to hurt. Perhaps it's a good thing that I'm not wearing the prince costume with hotpants, because I think my legs are going to be all bruised by the end of the week!
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Gotta remember them! The panto is two weeks today!
The worst part is, not only do I have to remember the words, I now also have to remember the 'dances' that go with them.
Right 2 3 4
Left 2 3 4
Turn 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Monday, 28 January 2008
Whilst talking about a video posted on the Internet, Walter says:
"There is nothing to indicate the time or place of production. I assume it was made three weeks ago in Coventry."
That's a pretty big assumption considering there's nothing to indicate where or when it was made.
Sunday, 27 January 2008
I did emergency stops this week on my driving lesson. It was horrible! Really, it made my heart go all funny and the adrenalin pump and I couldn't drive properly afterwards! I hope that doesnt come up on my test. Apparently there's a 50/50 chance. If they have to do it on my test, I hope they do it right at the end - not at the beginning when I still have enough time left to completely mess up my test.
Monday, 21 January 2008
Sunday, 20 January 2008
Friday, 18 January 2008
Saturday, 12 January 2008
I've been absolutely hooked on Hellsing the past few days. I tried reading the manga, but I didn't really like it, but I started watching the anime online and was absolutely obsessed. I think I'm probably going to buy all the episodes on DVD. The English voices are terrible, but not too bad once you get used to them (they're not half as bad as the Irish accents in the manga though - I can't understand anything they say!). The music in Hellsing is brilliant too - music in anime isn't something I normally notice, but in Hellsing it's brilliant. I could quite easily end up buying the soundtrack to listen to as well.
So yeah, here, have a opening theme:
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
Last night was possibly the best rehearsal we have EVER had. It was so much fun. We did the last scene of the panto last night, which we had never done before, having only got the script for it the week before. I felt so happy at the end. I felt like I had actually got married! It really is the best wedding ceremony ever. I'm stood there trying not to laugh! It's such a serious ceremony but it's just so funny nobody can help but laugh. It's so good! I had my doubts about the ending, but now we've rehearsed it, I think it's good.
There are still issues though - for example, the song at the end of the first act. Although it's a whole cast song, the vast majority is sung by Ali and Sapphire, and our voices just aren't compatible. If we have the song low enough for me to be able to hit all the notes well, it's too low for Sapphire to sing, but if we put it a bit higher so that Sapphire is comfortable, I'd say at least 50% of the notes are then beyond my comfortable reach. Gah!
Lines are going well. I'm not really having too much trouble learning them. Lines have never been a problem for me really, apart from finding the time to learn them. But they all seem to be in there now, and there's not really a problem any more. Yay!
I normally try to compress my lines down so I can print them all out on one A4 sheet, but this year I've had a lot more lines than I ever have before, so maybe this year I'll have to do them on two A4 sheets. The sheets help since I can print out a million copies and stick them everywhere, so anywhere I go I see my lines and they work themselves into my brain every time I see them.
But overall, panto's going well.