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Day 147: Lunchtime Doodle Part 2

27 May

I really enjoyed doing the first lunchtime doodle. I liked that I didn’t have to spend a massive amount of time deciding what to draw. There is something freeing about emptying your brain and just siccing a sharpie on some graph paper without a particular purpose in mind. And so that’s what I did today.

It was a very slow day at the office (the best kind of day for office doodling). It is Memorial Day Weekend and we don’t have work on Monday and some people left work early and hopped on flights to spend the long weekend in places that are not New York. This is widely accepted as a good long weekend agenda, but I figured that there really is no place I would rather be than where I already live, which is the best place in the universe to spend a long weekend: The Internet. I am looking forward to spending the next three days watching the latest Doctor Who episode and proceeding to have intelligent discussions (read: much flailing) about it with a community of profoundly smart and highly eloquent screaming fangirls/fanboys/fanpeople who happen to live on The Internet as well. And then maybe I’ll catch up on some Game of Thrones, and probably a bit of The Borgias, and I might just finally download Fringe, based on our friend Miguel/Little Bud’s recommendation. Because he says that it is the X-Files of the now, and man, did I love the X-Files. That was some good sci-fi (up until the point when it got bad) and so Fringe is looking like a distinct download possibility because if there is anything I cannot resist, it’s good sci-fi. Plus, Simon Pegg thinks that it’s cool (he tweeted recently about how it freaked him out). And in this nerdy life that I lead, pretty much whatever Simon Pegg says, goes.

Speaking of sci-fi, and seeing as this has been sci-fi appreciation week in the life of Niña (what with it being Towel Day a couple of days ago, and also because I’ve been listening to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe audiobook while walking to and from the office this past week), the following is what somehow came out when I decided to empty my mind and doodle during my unusually quiet (as the office was practically empty) lunch break today. Apparently, although not a bit surprising, my default brain setting is SCIENCE-MOTHERFLIPPING-FICTION. Some H.P. Lovecraft, anyone?

Cthulhu is a creature in the Lovecraft universe that's a cross between an octopus, a dragon, and a mountain, and is generally perceived as a monster. But this makes him secretly sad because beneath his slimy and terrifying exterior, deep down in his heart of hearts, he just wants to be loved like the rest of us. I present to you the inner workings of my subconscious, ladies and gentlemen.

Come to think of it, pretty much every week is sci-fi appreciation week in the life of Niña. Except, of course, when it’s fantasy and magic appreciation week instead. Like in less than two months when the final Harry Potter movie comes out (TEARS!!!) Or in late 2012 when The Hobbit happens. Speaking of The Hobbit, it’s been reported that Orlando Bloom is reprising his role as Legolas, so there’s another hunk of man meat added to the already long roster of People To Stare Lustily At in that movie. Thank you very much, Peter Jackson.

These are the only two types of weeks in my life though. And wow, I just read everything that I’ve written in this post and I may have revealed a little too much about how cripplingly uncool I am.

Meh. See you when I see you!

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Days 141-142: The Motherf*cking BAFTA Awards

22 May

This post is Rated R for language.

I am sorry but this has been a very emotional day for me. The BAFTAS happened today and I am feeling all of the feelings!!!

gratuitious picture of my face

Okay so you already know by now that I am emotionally invested in this TV show, SHERLOCK. It was nominated for 3 awards: Best Drama Series, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, and Best Supporting Actor for Martin Freeman.

I was watching it online right? And then they announced that they won the Best Drama Award. And I was like:

oh yeah

And then later on, when it cam to the Best Supporting Actor Award and they announce Martin Freeman’s name, I was all:

FUCK YEEEEAAAAHHHH!

Then it got to the Best Actor Award, for which Matt Smith is nominated as well, by the way, for his brilliant work on Doctor Who, so already my brain was hurting because as much as I adore Matt Smith, I really wanted Benedict Cumberbatch to win this year. But then they announce the winner, and it is neither Benedict nor Matt. It was this other guy, who I am sure is a fantastic actor, but I guess everyone was expecting it to either be Sherlock or the Doctor so nobody saw that one coming. And I was all like:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

And I was just really sad. So I made this.

It's John trying to cheer Sherlock up because he didn't win a BAFTA. 😦

I posted this on Tumblr and someone told me that she didn’t know if she should love me or hate me for the comic because it made her sad. So then I thought that it could be worse. At least Martin Freeman won. And more importantly, they won Best Drama. So then I cheered up a bit and was like:

congratulations!

And so then I made this.

It was well-deserved. 🙂

So there. It’s all good. More or less.

Oh oh oh! Apart from the awards, a couple of other great things came from this whole thing.

1. Martin Freeman accidentally let slip in his post-win interview that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in The Hobbit.

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In case you forgot, Martin Freeman is playing the title role of The Fucking Hobbit. Seriously you guys, the cast for this movie is just insane now! My attention will have to be split between Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Fry, Lee Pace and now Benedict Cumberbatch as well. How ever shall I cope?

And 2. Look! I think I can draw again sort of! So yay!

That is all! See you soon!

Day 42: Fangirl Graphics

11 Feb

Brace yourselves. This is a fangirl post.

Let’s start at the beginning. I’ve told you that the impetus to the creation of this blog was my increasingly alarming addiction to television. What you don’t know is that while this is completely true, there was one particular show that was the actual reason. I thought it was the most brilliant show I’d ever seen. Still do. I loved it so much that I watched it over and over again. I think it was when I was about to do my 5th or 6th run that I realized my love was getting out of hand (and that’s when I embarked on this project).

That most glorious of shows, ladies and gentlemen, is SHERLOCK. (Where my Cumberbitches at?)

In this show, there is a wonderful adorable amazing person who plays the character of Dr. John Watson. He “sees the poetry in the everyday man” and plays his characters extremely well. He likes to wear three-piece suits with ties and loves the whole 60’s mod sensibility. He has an extensive vinyl record collection. He deejays sometimes and goes crazy on the dancefloor with everyone else the rest of the time. This man’s name is MARTIN FREEMAN. And he is also made of kittens.

(Really tempted to do a picspam/gifspam but I don’t want to scare you off so I shall stop myself. If you want that though, click here.)

You know this man. You’ve seen him everywhere. He was in The Office UK where he played the original Jim character, Tim. He played John the porn star in Love Actually. He was in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. He played motherfucking Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

If you’ve seen all these things and still don’t remember him, that’s just a testament to how good he is at playing these regular guy characters that you don’t realize that this is one actor playing all these roles. I remember him because I’m completely in love with him but that’s just me so I don’t blame you if you don’t recognize him. But all that’s about to change because he is about to be catapulted into the ultra-mainstream and you will remember his name, dammit, for he has recently been cast as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s LOTR prequel, The Hobbit.

Yesterday was the first press conference for the movie. And he said a lot of lovely sweet funny things in it. He was so excited, it was adorable! And as;ldfa;lksdjhfl I love him so I made a graphic of one of the things that he said.

"Profanity is the linguistic crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker." I don't care how inarticulate he is. Look at him in that goddamned suit!

I love him. In case that wasn’t clear.

PLEASE WATCH SHERLOCK. IT IS BRILLIANT. MARTIN FREEMAN IS AMAZING IN IT. THE GUY WHO PLAYS SHERLOCK (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH) IS EVEN BETTER BUT THAT IS SOMETHING TO FLAIL ABOUT IN ANOTHER POST. JUST GO WATCH IT NOW! YOU WON’T BE SORRY!

See you tomorrow!

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