Scattered_star the film buff

I’ve decided I’m going to become a film buff. Well, not as a full time occupation, but as a hobby. I was recently reading one of those “Films You Must See Before You Die” lists and was horrified to realise that I’d only seen a handful of classic films. How un-educated am I? I’m determined to make up for my lack of cinematic education, so I’ve got myself IMDB Top 250 films of all time list and am planning on working my way through that.

I bought The King’s Speech DVD today and that’s on the list, so that counts, right? I can’t wait to watch it again. Once I’ve watched that I’m going to start with films I haven’t seen before - beginning with Pan’s Labyrinth.

Here is the rest of the list for reference.

Writer's Block: Past the expiration date

What's in your refrigerator right now?

You know, quite honestly, very little. Whenever we go shopping we seem to have so much in the fridge. And then a few days later it's all gone! Then we have a few days where we're waiting to go shopping and there's not much in the fridge. Consequently, we just live off random food, no structured meals.

To answer the original question (out of memory:)

Pork chops
Vegetarian sausages

And that really is it - just enough to survive off! As a result of the lack of food, today I went all European and had spaghetti for lunch. It was the only vaguely satisfying food in our cupboard!  
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Writer's Block: Bad trip.

What was your worst travel experience ever, and why?

I'm not sure whether this can be classed as a "travel" experience, but I'll answer it anyway! When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was out in summer 2007, I “travelled” to London to the Waterstone’s book launch. The journey itself was OK (although they’d run out of food on the train by lunch time, humph!) We spent a day in London doing the usual sight seeing, wining and dining, getting intoxicated etc. We eventually arrived at the book launch around 9pm.


I was in shock, I tell you. I have never seen (nor do I ever wish to see) such a gigantic line of people. I imagine it must have broken some kind of world record - there were cameras everywhere and I think the line was indeed being measured. Anyway, to cut a VERY long story short - I stood in that line for almost nine hours! Day was breaking by the time I got inside Waterstones. The nine hours in-between consisted of me chatting to a nice girl who I met in the line (her name was Katie); me freezing myself to death; meeting another lady who was a HP fan and lived in a flat practically opposite Waterstones (lucky!); me running to a local hotel to grab hot tea; losing my space in the line and then losing my family and friends…

Ending up in tears because I thought the nightmare would never end.

After getting my book and going back to crash at the hotel, I caught a horrendous cold from the dodgy air-con.

Good times.
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I'm just shockingly bored!

1. My username is ______ because ______.

This is a pathetic answer - but I think scattered_star sounds lovely and romantic! I'm a romantic at heart and I have a fascination with star constellations; they're fascinating. I also think stars are one of the most magical things in the natural world. And I love magic!

2. My name is _____ because ______.

Jessica. Unfortunately the explanation is boring - my parents merely liked the name. When I was originally given the name (seventeen years ago!) it was seen as a rather traditional, unique name. Now it's everywhere! I do like my name, although now I wish my parents had called me something more outstanding. Jessica does suit me though - in numerology it means I'm competitive, optimistic, creative and humanitarian (getting nerdy now.)

3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.

"The diaries of scattered_star."

Hmmmm - purely because I love keeping journals, diaries etc. I always have done. I think they are an amazing keepsake and a wonderful way of preserving memories. I love looking back at old entries and laughing. So this livejournal will be something of an online diary and hopefully it'll be fun to look back on in a few years and maybe I'll learn a bit more about technology along the way (I can dream!)

4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.

It's called "Friends" - because I'm new here and haven't yet learnt all the tricks and flicks or how to change it.

5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.

Currently my default is Harry and Hermione in Godric's Hollow - because I love Harry and Hermione (friendship or otherwise) and that scene is just beyond gorgeous and it looks like the filmmakers have done it justice. It's the epitome of perfection and just as I imagined.
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Writer's Block: 2012

If the world were going to end on December 21, 2012, how would you spend the last of your days on earth and why?

I would spend my final days and hours with family and friends just having fun and remembering the good times. Of course, there are a million and one things that I’d love to do before the world ends - some of which are completely random (having my picture taken with Donald Duck) and some which are rather more spectacular (watching the Northern Lights up close!) Of course, all these dreams are ludicrously unrealistic for someone who has mere days left on the earth.

So I would just do everyday things. Drink hot chocolate with my friends; watch old home videos with my family; sit out in the rain; watch the sunrise. Completely normal, humble things which anyone can do.

That would be enough to satisfy me.
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Just because...

Since I've been stuck indoors ill with a cold for the best part of two days, I've not had much to do. These little gems popped into my head just now, most of you have probably seen them before, but they’re funny nonetheless:

Thankfully, my swine flu days are gone. I caught it during the summer and had done with it. I did have a minor panic this afternoon when I wondered whether I might have caught it again - but surely you can't catch the same strain twice, can you?

Ahhhhhh, don't you just love winter germs? What a great way to start December. Sigh.