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I'm back! And I think I have an internet problem, because I missed LJ more than is probably healthy. But yay! for lovely lovely York.

So, my madre drove me up on Wednesday to deposit some stuff at New House, and I actually love it. I didn't have clothes or anything to unpack, so we went to Pizza Express for lunch (goats cheese! Love it) before she toodled off. I didn't have anything to unpack, so I spent a few hours sticking stuff on my walls. It looks badass, so I shall try and get photos up in a few days. Then, Cindy and I went exploring our new patch of turf, and I found 2 Buffy video boxsets that I needed for £2.50 each in a charity shop! Back of the net! And we have a fit fruit shop, and a Sainsburys! And the park at the back. I heart New House. And then we had wine and watched Cry Baby. Good stuff.

The Penelopiad, or, Meh )

Friday was spent sleeping in, and then job-hunting. It went pretty well, got lots of application forms and places to drop my CV. I think I'm going to have to head back to York on Tuesday or Wednesday, which is both nice and a pain. Holy indecision, Batman! Then, Atonement!

In which Sophie talks about the book and SPOILERS and the wonder that is James McAvoy )

Train back, today. I love long train journeys by myself. I decided to read Cat's Eye, to remind myself that Margaret Atwood is awesome, even if she can't adapt her own work into plays. Fucking love that book. It's scarily accurate, and I love stuff about memory and the past and how fucked up people make each other.

I bought David Thewlis' novel! I'm going to start reading it tonight! Listen to this radio interview! He does impressions of Gary Oldman! He is awesome!
sophieisgod: (Rochester)
Less than a month until Atonement! Everybody needs to read the book and visit this site, mmkay? That is all.

Go about your business.
sophieisgod: (Argonath)
Last night was the first proper night out with the majority of my Port-based lovelies all holiday, and it was most likely the last, since half of them are going back to uni at the weekend. Good thing it was fucking hardcore, then.

In which Sophie and her bitches party like it's 1999 )

Big Atonement trailer! Watch it here!

Memey goodness, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] whywastewords and [livejournal.com profile] aliasness

I like books )

And finally: The cast list for S&S07!
David Morissey isn't on there, but he has been confirmed as Colonel Brandon by the BBC! Dominic Cooper was great in The History Boys, and I think he'll be a suitably charismatic Willoughby. Dan Stevens was the lead in The Line Of Beauty, so I'll love him forever. Excited now!

Oh, and I bought Northanger Abbey on DVD!

EDIT: I found this and it made me happy.

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The Mac is everywhere in my life at the moment. He keeps popping up and twinkling his freckles at me... I'm not doing it on purpose!


I saw The Last King of Scotland a few weeks ago and it completely blew my mind. It's been ages since I saw a new film that was so visually stunning and emotionally affecting. All the reviews I read focused on Forest Whittaker's colossal portrayal of Idi Amin, but my friends and I felt that McAvoy deserved more recognition. His character Nicholas Garrigan isn't particularly likeable, but he's played with such honesty and charm that it's impossible not to warm to him. And BAFTA obviously agrees with us, because McAvoy's up for Best Supporting Actor! Although he has far more screentime than Whittaker... Pfft. Oh, and he gets his cock out.

Then, I finished my re-read of Atonement, by Ian McEwan, as part of my ongoing war of attrition with my university course. I still haven't finished my set texts, so I'm winning! I think. Anyway, I then find squillions of new icons for the upcoming adaptation starring Keira Knightley and.... James McAvoy. And he does look rather scrummy in his army uniform.

Which brings me to my next point. My friend is educating me in the ways of the HBO series Band Of Brothers, and who should feature rather prominently up in today's episode? You guessed it. And he was so young and innocent looking. And freckled, obviously. If you haven't seen it, do. Unless you don't like violence, in which case watch it through your fingers, because it's worth it. I don't want to spoil it, so I shall just sigh heavily and leave it at that.

Finally, my lovely friend directed me in the direction of the trailer for Becoming Jane. McAvoy + Austen = Happy me.

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