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My life is being slowly taken over by bridesmaid madness. Sat through hair and makeup trials this past weekend up to my elbows in every kind of bridal magazine you could imagine. The hen's day is in two weeks and after some to-ing and fro-ing, I've booked a spa appointment on the Gold Coast for our little group, seeing as drinking and clubbing is not really the bride's forte. At the very least, I can help her relax before her big day. If this experience has shown me anything, however, it is what I WON'T be doing if I ever get married. Which is to say, no big meringues for dresses, no angsting over the colour schemes of invitations and certainly no hair and/or makeup trials (I would rather prefer to go without makeup, to be honest /unpopular opinion).

Also, I have discovered TvTropes. Just as well I didn't know about this site last year when I was writing my thesis; I have been browsing it all week. The BRIAN BLESSED page is epic, just as it should be.

Went and saw The Young Victoria this weekend, just because it's been a while since I've seen a good costume drama.

At the very least, visually delicious. Paul Bettany was looking particularly smokin' as Lord Melbourne, especially given all that gold braid and the wig he had to wear.

Not sure if I entirely agree with the portrayals of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria- I'm reminded of what David Starkey said in his book (and tv series) Monarchy- namely, that Albert effectively ended up doing most of the hard yards because Victoria was frequently pregnant during their marriage: She was tempestuous; he coldly rational. And he soon turned her temperament against her by making her ashamed of her uninhibited behaviour. The result was that Victoria not only became a submissive wife in private; she even surrendered public business to her husband, who acted as her private secretary with more power than any private secretary ever did.

I suppose this film really highlights the early years of their relationship, which isn't indicative of the big picture. Yeah, they were madly in love and it's a great story, but there is more to it than that. In that vein, I think I prefer Victoria & Albert, which is a bit more warts and all about the royal marriage, if you can say that.

Also in all things British, Richard Curtis is writing an episode of Doctor Who. I'm quite certain it'll be amazing, though I don't believe this tabloid rubbish about Blackadder appearing in it. Maybe if it was a Comic Relief skit, sure, but I think Curtis is smart enough to keep the shows separate.

Other writers Steph would like to see write episodes for DW: Ben Elton, Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon and Stephen Fry (c'mon Stephen, you promised us an episode in series two and didn't deliver- please do it now?). I'd also welcome any attempts to raise Douglas Adams from the dead to write another serial. :/
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From: lillibetpip Date: September 13th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
richard curtis for the win ;)
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