Sunday, 27 January 2013

beatles land

Hello everyone, I just got back from Beatles Land.

I have a feeling this post isn't going to be much but I've given myself a resolution to try and blog at least twice a month because at the moment I'm posting really randomly and sporadically which is making me feel kind of weird. But anyway it was great, we (my uncle included) stayed with our friend Kevin and his partner Michael and wow they have the most amazing apartment ever it's so minimalist and fashionable. We all went shopping and walked and I wish I'd thought to take pictures... We walked down the street where the (Robert D. Jr) Sherlock Holmes films were shot!!!! And it's really beautiful with all the old cobblestone streets and houses and lamp posts and everything. It was rainy so not many people were out, and I felt like I was in a scene from Mary Poppins. I didn't get to take any pictures but I found one of Canning street:

                                               (source)                             and Falkner Street

The only thing with Liverpool is its history with the slave trade and everything, though. We came a few years ago and visited the Slavery museum, has anyone been? It's good but ever since then I've had this thing with that ku klux klan and I know they don't exist any more but omg they are terrifying things - I have this recurring dream where there's me stuck in the dark and I can't move, and this group of people in white cloths chanting and waving torches and stuff just walking slowly towards me and ew it's horrible, you might not like it but I want to show you:

Do you see what I mean?!?!?! They're like ghosts and the stuff of nightmares forever and they make me want to cry. Loads of people know about this fear thing at school and I remember for a history thing in year 8 my little group had to do a presentation to the whole class on the KKK and I was almost on my knees and basically crying and begging the teacher to let me be in another group.
ew, shivers.

But I will talk about something else now. Les Misérables and Hugh Jackman are new obsessions of mine to add to the list, and I have been photoshopping like mad, trying to fit in with the cool fandom-tumblrs (but let's face it, my attempts are pathetic), so here are the tingz I have made so far:

rubbish but I kind of like them.

It might sound weird but I've started taking notes when I watch films sometimes to pick up techniques and whatnot, for example in The King's Speech there's this thirty second scene with Lionel and Myrtle and I kind of wrote a whole page of notes on it which might mean something if I knew anyone who would actually want to be in one of my films but. That's okay isn't it?

I received this package from Flower the other day which is the most lovely pretty thing anyone has ever sent me ever, and everything is just so nice and cute and aw. Thank you so much Flower, it's the best!

I've also really got into Grimes recently and Oblivion is my favourite song at the moment so here's her super rad voice:

ugh she's so cool.

And there hasn't been much progress on the zine by the way, my imagination lasts for about an hour at the most...

And I want there to be another Rookie meet up in England because I didn't get to go to the last one :(

I'm really sorry about the KKK part it was uncalled for and inappropriate but I felt like I had to share it otherwise I might have exploded! Maybe I'll delete this post because of my general loser-ness.

And I'm sorry for it being a bit all over the place, I'm not really sure what I'm feeling right now and I'm confused and someone please explain D:

But I shall love you and leave you, as I am about to watch Australia. I hope you don't have a hard day's night and bye, mate.


  1. I am so jealous, The Beatles are basically my life and I want to go there so badly!
    I really want another Rookie meet up too :( the first one I couldn't go to because I was working at a festival and I was away during the second one so they have to have another one.
    The kkk really are teriffying and so sick, it's unbelievable.
    I'm glad you liked the package, it was fun to make :-) maybe we could do it again some time?
    Flower xxx

  2. Yes the KKK are scary. Also: nazis. Scary. I watched only the first part of The Believer on Youtube and the thought of a Jewish nazi was scary too.
    And well, it's ok to talk about bad things, because if you talk about bad things that happened first it shares the knowledge and second it might make it not happen again or with more people resisting. I mean, as long as you're not imposing the talk on people who are made uncomfortable or worse by it, and I mean not those who want to think it never happened, I mean those who were/are harmed by it.
    Also for someone who knows nothing about film-making, your thoughts are really interesting.
    Sent from my pizza (yummy)