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Three seperate people have encouraged me to watch Being Human on Sunday night. Well, I so intend to watch it, but the BBC intelligently decided to put it on against both brand new Lost and brand new Supernatural. Now, since Sky+ can only tape two things at a time, guess which two won. Being Human is however repeated on Monday, so I'll be watching it then instead.

It's been an okay day, this morning I was seized by the completely irrational urge to watch Traders, so I did. This after ion we did a trial run to Withernsea to see how long it takes. We took Milly too, since she loves the seaside as much as I do. Then this evening we watched The Dark Knight and drank a bit too much Glühwein. Which was awesome. Right now I'm watching some other film which is kinda rubbish. Tommorow I'm going to see Slumdog Millionaire, and then watch Supernatural. I might also make biscotti, but I might not, it depends on whether I'll be bothered. Maybe I'll make brownies instead... Or maybe I'll just sit around and watch more Traders.
prepare4trouble: (henry)
I have reached the first two episodes of Jpod with Ryan Robbins in. His character reminds me a bit of Grant Jansky (from Traders - if you haven't seen it, do so now!). Well, if he was a bit more mad with power. Grant's kinda mad without power, and therefore much nicer. That, and Alistair Parish is addicted to that orange powdery astronaut stuff, whatever it is, and Grant's hooked on chocolate, but they both have it all over their fingers... And they both have that eccentric genius thing going on. Can't see Alistair climbing a tree though.

Anyway, that is my completely random post for the night. And now I need to sleep.

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Friday, 7 April 2006 09:45
prepare4trouble: (denny)
I am so glad it's Friday! This week has really dragged. I think I'm going to celebrate by buying a DVD. I have an extensive list of ones I want, I might as well get some while I can afford it (i.e. before I'm fired for being rubbish). Weekend plans involve tidying my room (which I don't want to do, but kinda have to because the mess it starting to pile up again and my auntie and cousin are coming up soon, I need a little less junk in case they see it), watching Slings and Arrows, catching up on watching Traders, and going to the pictures to see Alien Autopsy. And possibly helping my brother move house. He's just got himself a house and I'd like to see it, but in order to do that I might have to help him shift the stuff out of his flat.

Now, gotta get ready and go, I have a driving lesson. Yay!
prepare4trouble: (Merton)
I have a minor dilemma. I've finally got started on this Traders fic, and now it seems my muse is trying to coerce me into doing another chapter of a Big Wolf on Campus fic I didn't finish a while ago. Most annoying, because I really want to do the Traders fic.

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Saturday, 11 June 2005 17:02
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
Try this: Put on some of your favourite music, plug in some in-ear headphones, turn the volume up full, then put the headphones in your mouth. It sounds good. Weird, that. Doesn't sound better than having it at a normal volume and them in your ears, but it's about the same. And it makes you look a bit crazy, which is always fun.

I've got a headache. Not a really bad one but it's not good either, and it's getting worse. I just don't seem to be able to shift it. Stupid orange juice. And yes, I am blaming the OJ instead of the vodka. I'm pretty sure I'm right too.

Anyway, I think I'll watch the ep of Boston Legal I taped last night, then get something to eat and watch Doctor Who. Then I'll maybe rewatch House, maybe Traders, then Shawn of the Dead is on at 10. I like it when everyone is out. I don't need to feel guilty about sitting around watching TV all day. Anyway, I shouldn't feel guilty about it. I have every right to. I've got a headache.

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Saturday, 28 May 2005 15:15
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I have got rid of the spyware! At least, I think I have. I can get into my e-mail now, at least. That was so frustrating! And now, my mum has banned everyone from using 'her' computer because she doesn't want it to get messed up. Well, fair enough I guess. Except that that one's supposed to be everyone's computer. And it's got a nice shiny new DVD writer on it. So I'm happy enough to use mine for the internet, but I'm not going to not use 'hers' at all. And if mine bodges up for some reason (it is 5 years old, and it's started going really slowly) I'm going to use the other one. (Or else insist she buys me a new one, hehehe!)

Anyway, I'm going to celebrate by watching Traders, I have still got one I haven't seen yet. Oh, and I watched Where The Heart Is last night. And it was good. I thought (based mostly on the title) that it would be really awful, so I was pleasantly surprised. The ending was a bit too happy for my tastes though!

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Friday, 27 May 2005 08:53
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I feel all achy and headachey for no apparent reason. This sucks. I don't want to be ill! Specially since I can't spend the day lounging around watching Traders. Hopefully it'll go away though.
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TITLE: 5 Days
AUTHOR: prepare4trouble
SPOILERS: I don't think so
PAIRING: None
RATING: G/K/Whatever it's called now!
SUMMARY: Set before the series. Grant starts his first job.
DISCLAIMER: Obviously, I don't own Traders. It would be very cool if I did though!
NOTES: This is based on the very small amount of info about Grant's past that is mentioned in Season 1, episodes 3 and 5. I don't know if there is more in other episodes that I haven't seen, but if there is, and it makes anything in the story wrong, sorry!
Also, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sivib for giving me the kick up the arse I needed to get around to finishing this.

5 Days )

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Tuesday, 10 May 2005 01:27
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I really need to get on with writing! I'm meant to be writing Traders fic! I promised [livejournal.com profile] sivib I would! She wrote hers (everyone who sees this, go and read it, it's here) and I've been writing mine for... forever, I think! I just keep not being able to think of how to do it! Or else getting distracted by playing Spider Solitaire and Minesweeper and stuff. I suck! Today for example I wrote about 2 sentences! Pathetic! But on the plus side I did get an idea for another one that I will write when this one is done. But at the rate I'm going, that won't be written for another few years! Well, slight exageration! Anyway, I am so going to get it done. By... the end of the week, I think. Friday. Or Saturday. Or maybe Sunday...

I hate when I go through these phases of not being able to write, it's so frustrating! But it will get done! I promise!

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Thursday, 21 April 2005 16:32
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
This morning I mentioned to my mum that I'd like to learn more Spanish. She told me they probably have courses at the adult education centre not far from here. So she went on the internet, looked it up, found one that only started a few weeks ago that had a lesson tonight, and made me ring them about it. I say 'made' me because I really don't like ringing people up and it takes a lot of convincing.

They said they didn't know if it was on tonight because the teacher was ill and they didn't know if they'd be able to get a replacement, so they took my number, rang me back this afternoon and they are. So I can go.

So now I don't know whether I want to. I mean, I do *want* to, but what if I hate it? What if it's like school? What if I can't find the place? What if I don't recognise someone next week and they get offended. Shit shit shit! See, this is why I never do anything.

I'm going to have to, though, or my mum will never shut up about it.
*cowers in the corner*


Watched Traders today (once the evil Karoo was working properly to let me download!). Poor Grant! Poor poor Grant! That's 3 eps in a row he's had a crap time. I want to hug him.
*Hugs Grant before retreating back to the corner*

Bloody Karoo!

Wednesday, 20 April 2005 16:16
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
Aaaagh! Stupid internet isn't working again! Karoo wants me to suffer, doesn't it? It's doing it on purpose. Only instead of refusing to work altogether, it's taunting me by letting me online to look at websites, rant in my journal etc etc, but it won't let me download anything. I'm trying to download Traders But it's refusing! It just won't connect! It's doing it just to get to me, I know it is! Damn, I wish we could get another ISP. Karoo just isn't any good. Isn't there some sort of law against companies having a monopoly?
Stupid crappy piece of crap! It's great when it works, better than some other ones, anyway, but I can't stand unreliable internet connections! If I needed another reason to move out of Hull, this is it. They make it practically impossible for you to use anyone else, and that means they can suck as badly as they want without losing customers! Hate them, hate them, hate them!

</rant>

Randomness

Saturday, 16 April 2005 01:59
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I only have 4 more season 2 Due South episodes to watch, I'm going to have to buy the third season pretty soon. I really shouldn't though! Talking of DVDs I need, I also haven't got Red Dwarf series 6, the second Atlantis DVD and any number of other things that I need. And since I've been re-watching Farscape on BBC3 I've re-discovered that obsession and am seriously considering getting all those on DVD too.

I actually planned on it a few years ago, and I got most of the first season and the first one of season 3. But that's it. I need the rest. Especially now they've stopped showing them (finished tonight with Die Me Dichotomy, the episode that turned me from a casual fan into an obsessed, DVD buying nutter!) I should stop spending so much though. I buy way too many DVDs, books and comics. I can't cut back on the comics because I'm hooked on them, but the DVDs...well, I guess I'm hooked on them too. But I could always wait a bit between purchases. I think I'm going to cut back on the spending until I get a job. On the other hand, I decided that a few months ago and just didn't. That doesn't bode well for the future of this plan!

My mum watched Traders with me this evening. I think she's definitely been turned into a fan. But she fell asleep five minutes before the end. I don't know what it is with her and my dad. Both of them seem incapable of watching TV and staying conscious. It's quite annoying. Still, at least she didn't snore. She did say that watching Traders makes her feel dizzy though. I have no idea whether she was exaggerating or not!

And veering off into yet another fandom, looks like it's official, David Tennant will be the 10th Doctor

And I'm off to bed. Which seems weird since it's only 2am, I guess I'm improving! (For now...)
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Look! Beardless Grant!

It's weird, considering how strange the beard seemed when I first started watching this, now it seems odd to see him without it! Hope it grows back!

Also...

Ayn: I'd like to die in the arms of the man I love.
Grant: Same here.

Excellent!

'Course then Ayn was dancing with Jack when the world was supposed to end. And Grant was looking for her and not Donald. But never mind ;)
*hugs poor upset-looking Grant*



I'm getting dragged out to the pictures tonight instead of watching Nothing. We're going to see Sahara. I hope it's not as pants as it looked from the advert.

Parkour

Wednesday, 13 April 2005 16:10
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Once again, my plans to watch Traders were thwarted (I like that word!). Mob (my brother) came round and took over the computer. Luckily, I had written the eps onto disks the day before, so I figured I could watch them anyway, but noooooo. Turns out Mob has a new obsession, something called parkour, which involves running around town jumping of buildings and swinging round stuff, vaulting over stuff etc etc. He described it as 'hardcore urban gymnastics' Fair enough. I never heard of it before. He's determined to master it, anyway. So he spent the day looking it up on the internet, then downloading videos and shouting me to come and watch. It looks pretty cool, actually, although half the time it reminded me of Due South, it looked like stuff Fraser would do!

And he's ordered a DVD about it. So looks like soon when he comes round, he's going to be jumping off the walls and running up and down the fence. Which my mum will love!

So basically, with all the being shouted in to watch parkour, I got all of half an episode of Traders watched, and only in small parts and before being dragged away again! I guess I'll try to watch it now, but Jennie is home, and she hates it (weirdo!).

And then Mob tried to borrow my Nothing DVD. Oh no, no way. He's not the most trustworthy guy when it comes to stuff like that. He's always lending me stuff that he borrowed off his friend who borrowed it of another friend who borrowed it off this guy she works with... I give him a DVD and I doubt I'd ever see it again. (although I told him I wouldn't lend it to anyone!) So he asked if I'd be up for going round to his friend's house tonight and taking it. If his friend is up for it, that is. So, cool. Might be doing that later.

Right. Traders time.

Traders

Wednesday, 13 April 2005 02:20
prepare4trouble: (Default)
I think the universe is conspiring to stop me watching Traders! Actually, no, it's just my mum. My mum is conspiring...wait, can a person conspire on their own? I don't even think she's doing it on purpose either.

I have three episodes to watch, (thank you [livejournal.com profile] perian!) and I can't watch them on the computer because people complain, so I write them onto a disk and watch them on the TV. But I couldn't get near the computer until about 2 this afternoon because my mum was sitting there like some immovable object, asking me to do stuff for her. So I finally get on and write the first one onto a disk, and my mum decides she wants to watch it too (I think I have turned her into a fan!), so I have to watch it then instead of doing the other disks. I couldn't even write one while we were watching because Jennie went on the computer. Then she was on for ages, then my mum went back on, so this is the first chance I've had to get online all day! But I'm taking the opportunity not only to write the other 2 eps onto disks, but to back up all the other episodes on data CDs so I can transfer them to my computer. My mum threatened to wipe the computer today. She threatens it all the time, whenever it's going a bit slowly, but sometimes she actually does it, and if I don't have everything safe, I'll lose it!

The episode of Traders I did see was so funny though, Sally managed to make an arse of herself on TV, and then Donald whacked someone on the head with a croquet stick (or whatever they are called). He's a total klutz! (worked out for the best though!)
And this guy was totally coming on to Jack, and Jack really didn't seem to mind that much. When a guy is coming on to him, most straight men don't agree to meet him for a meal (do they?)... this further encourages me to write the Grant/Donald/Jack thing that I'm not going to write.

Expect more Traders rambling tomorrow, since my mum’s not in and can’t stop me watching. I don’t think.

Big bad wolf?

Monday, 11 April 2005 15:57
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What a waste of a day! I got up at 12, watched a random film (Young Einstein - it's pretty funny) and went online. Later, I'm going to watch telly. Who says I don't have an interesting life?!

Went on a few message boards earlier, wondering what other people thought of the new Doctor Who. I hadn't noticed this Big bad wolf thing that everyone keeps mentioning. Apparently it keeps cropping up in every episode. The last one, the maid said it to Rose ("The things you've seen, the darkness. The big bad wolf!"). And next week someone apparently graffitis 'bad wolf' onto the TARDIS. What's with that? There's gotta be something weird going on, looks like they're implying something about the Doctor. This is very interesting. Of course, it could just be done to confuse us!

Another about 2 hours and I can watch Traders (slow download, started about 2am!) and make a start on downloading ep 3 of Doctor Who. I need to make screencaps.

That reminds me. I still need to clear out my My Documents...

Traders Icons

Sunday, 10 April 2005 04:40
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I'll put this in another post, since it's about something completely different. I made Traders icons! I was planning on making myself another one to replace one of mine, but them I made nine instead, and I can't decide which one to use!
(and anyone who wants one can take it)





Traders s3e5

Tuesday, 5 April 2005 19:07
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i finally got around to watching the Traders episode I downloaded a few days ago (huge amounts of thanks to [livejournal.com profile] perian, as always!) and I don't have time to ramble, but I just needed to say
I love Grant.

That's all!

Stuff going wrong!

Saturday, 2 April 2005 16:02
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
What is it with stuff not working? I get up this morning and my mum tells me the broadband isn't working. She lets me pop on for a few seconds on her dialup, but not too long because it costs too much, and then I have to wait around until now before I can get online! I hate not being able to get online!
Still, at least it's a sunny day. I sat outside in the garden today for a bit, and I wasn't too cold! I hope it stays warm for a bit.

Anyway, now I have finally got online, I'm downloading [livejournal.com profile] perian's new Traders episode. So yay!

help?

Monday, 21 March 2005 04:17
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You know I said I was going to bed? Well, I didn't.

I'm writing another Traders story, set before the series, about Grant. So in order to ask something, I need to reveal stuff about the story. So don't click if you don't want to know. And bear in mind I might not write it anyway. Does anyone... )

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