An UPDATE for once...

Yeah, hi, I've been neglecting this journal because of fandom, but then I've been neglecting real life because of fandom, so...nyeh.

Everything is almost booked, flights and travel insurance so I just have to get my Wrockstock Pass and book my NEWTs and I am off to Missouri in 35 is exactly five weeks away...omg. So this time in five weeks and one day I could have flown on a broom (yes, they offer that. That's one of the NEWTs. A zipline with brooms attached. Hell yes, our fandom is the coolest!!)...and I could have hugged a Malfoy. THE BEST KIND OF MALFOY. That is, the guys from Draco and the Malfoys XD Well, Brian did say on our thread he would hug us. So I'm all yay, I totally want one of their tshirts...maybe more than one. Wrockstock'll be my first chance to actually buy any US merch!...but no HatP :( And no MoM! I so want one of their tshirts. I'm going to cry now XD
(Actually my mother suggested I bribe someone into getting me one and sending it to me, or bringing it to Wrockstock. I would really REALLY like for that XD I wonder where they sell them. Hmmmm. Stupid no-selling-merch-online rules :/)

Ha, so I'm going late to Wrockstock because I have an exam that day (FAIL! Stupid Intro to Social Theory!! The lecturer was like "NOOOO!" because she wants me to like Social Theory XD I was like "I know it's not your fault. Lame exam organisers." She actually phoned the department from the lecture hall like, "Do we have any say over changing exams for undergraduates?!?!?!" because she didn't want me to a) have to miss out on going or b) hate social theory. But it happened anyway XD They can only change them for postgraduates, it turns out. Ah well. At least I still get to go :) And I arrive back in Glasgow at 9am Wednesday morning and guess what? I have an exam at 9.30 on Thursday XD So I'll be half dead but the important thing is, I'll get to hang out with fellow Invaders Spirit and Lauryn (married lesbian couple from Canada - 19 and 20 respectively), Tim (DJ Knockturn) and Shawni (whom none of us have met XD) along with freaking ABBY and PAUL and other people for dinner on the Monday night!! Before possibly going shopping in The Loop on Tuesday! And a hotel room party on Monday night (a tame one) for Spirit and Lauryn's six month anniversary!...yes, it's going to be SO FREAKING AWESOME.

(I'm getting excited, can you tell? XD)

So yes. In other news, still no job. I'm holding off til I come back I think, it seems like a good plan, except probably all the new high school leavers will also be looking for a job. Hmmm. Well, hopefully it'll work out XD I was planning my "MAK TOUR OF AMERICA" in bed earlier hahaha. Next summer, baby. And I know that nobody knows what MAK is...unless one of two people are reading this...and that's unlikely...but all will be revealed, and probably quite soon, and just... SQUEE.

Also, I received my MarvelousMail assignment this morning and it's a girl who lives in Greenock :) So I'm very happy! It won't take as long to arrive then YAY. The theme this time is "decades" so I was thinking perhaps 50s but looking at her profile I see that in her interests she lists "80s" and "80s music" so there goes the pin-up babes, Marilyn Monroe style stuff (although perhaps that is just too much my own preference anyway XD) and the amusing songs like "Pink Shoelaces" and stuff. Sometimes I think I should have been a teenager in the 50s XD seriously. Then I would have been in my 20s in the 60s...then perhaps I could have been a session drummer after all!...and yes, I might have stooped to attempting to incapacitate Ringo Starr. What, I'm only human ;)

ANYWAY! Yes, so for 80s things I shall go a-looking :) should be FUN! And I'll send out thoughtwaves that say "50s...50s...50s..." XD

(though she is also a Harry Potter fan, which makes me very happy. Darn decades assignment!!! XD Ah, maybe I can work it in somehow ;) )

Also: hahahaha they have made a film of "Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison. The trailer looks infinitely childish but HILARIOUS. Have a look Doesn't it look hilarious? XD I'm sorely tempted to see it, you know. Ah dear.

Also, can I just say this now: AHHHH! A-Slack will not only be at Wrockstock (of course) he'll be giving speeches! And it's going to be SO AWESOME. There had better be a finale of The Weapon this year again or I will CRY. I'm not joking. The video from last year is so good I downloaded it to put on my iPod. Also, there was talk of a Wizard Rock Zombie Fangirl Movie XD which would be HILARIOUS. The wonderful guy who does makeup and is in The Quaffle Kids (I really want to say Andy...I hope I'm right), he posted some pics on the forum thread and we were all like :-O ...zombielicious!! So it'd look really good. But what do wizard rock zombie fangirls WEAR?!?! lol. I'm sure we'll figure it out anyway :)

I think that's it really. I have been leading a VERY boring life. Oh, although I did find a program which I'm trying to use to put fanfic on my iPod. Mixed success at the moment XD

Anyway, I guess that's enough for one day :) Hope you guys are all doing well!! Take care, and...argh! Jess! Only 34 sleeps! :-P

L x

P.S. There is talk of wizard rock meetups in England either before Wrockstock with a select few *grin* or in July with the WHOOOLE UK gang. (er, for the uninitiated, I'd hazard a guess that that includes a bundle of wizard rockers and some fans. There don't seem to be as many fans as wizard rockers however. Hmmm. And me, being a trusty reporter, of course ;) Oh, in saying that, Cauldrons and Chocolate Frogs is on hiatus. Coming back next month :) In case anyone here is interested :-P)


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Risk Society Essay

Well, it took me like TWELVE hours (no kidding), but here it is, in all its mostly unreferenced glory (yay, that's what I'll be doing now).

Read, let me know what you think, if you can get through it XD (if not I suggest skipping to the part about safety standards, it's near the bottom. Read that and get MAD at exporters in Western society!!!)

...Ahem. On with the essay. But oh gosh, an apology to Andrew before I start...I was very impressed by your suggestion and really (as I told you) wanted to include it...but by the time I got to the end of the actual essay, not the conclusion, it was literally 6am. I had neither the time nor the energy left to go into the whole global-warming-affecting-Africa thing. Thank you for opening my eyes to it though, and I will certainly read up on it before the exam, as that might well be of use there :)

Now, here you go:

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If anyone tries to plagiarise this essay they will be NINJAED. I worked too hard on it XD Siriusly though, I can't imagine why anyone would want to. Oh well. Time to pretend to sleep ;)


Yes, I am working on a Sociology essay due tomorrow. It is about, "To what extent can we characterise the contemporary UK as a ‘Risk Society’?" So it's all good. I have a lot of books out of the library. I'm glad you can have up to 15 when you are an undergrad, though I doubt I will ever ACTUALLY have 15 out :P Then again, I might have that already because when I was running about getting books with Alan yesterday, I forgot about the ones for the last essay, two weeks ago, on Power, which I didn't return yet. So yeah, I have a LOT to take back. And I got seven yesterday. So I might have like 13 or something *blushes*.

My Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu albums finally arrived from CD WOW!!!! *is so very happy about that* I put them on as soon as I got home yesterday and I was just like YAYSOFUNKY!!! Because they totally are. I have favourite songs already, don'cha know :P "So Much For You", "Not Like That" and "He Said She Said" by Ashley Tisdale are AWESOME, believe me. In fact, no, don't take my word for it, go to and listen to her :P She's awesome. And I might be slightly biased because of my new High School Musical obsession (come on. They're both in it. All I need now is for Lucas Grabeel to release an album and I'll be like OMGWTFALLMYCHRISTMASESHAVEJUSTCOMEATONCE!!!...his album cover would be ogleworthy. I know, I know, he's too old for me. I don't care. He's much closer to my age range than my beloved George Clooney. So there :P). Actually though, "Not Like That" reminded me of a cross between a Rihanna kind of beat, and "Like What" by Tommi, which came out like five years ago or something (OMGIFEELOLD) and which Rhian made me listen to, and was kind of sad but you know, just something about it was kind of catchy. It's similar like that. I do like it though :)

On Corbin's album I particularly like "Deal With It" and "She Could Be" and "Push It To The Limit" :) So yeah, check him out too!!! Also i found a picture of him where his hair is all slicked back, in a magazine, and he looks so much older and...well, hot. So yes. Now he IS about my age, right?

I may be overly hormonal.


I got the High School Musical 2 soundtrack today, in a gift box which actually cost less than the soundtrack on its own when I was looking at it a week ago XD Clearly, I pwn. Yes, I got the last 'gift box' on the shelf, and it has a t-shirt (Ok, it's size "140cm" but you can't win everything) and a poster and the soundtrack CD and two postcards :) Chad and Ryan are together on the poster, but Chad isn't on the postcards. Taylor is in the poster too, sadly, though. But at least the Chadless postcards mean they're also Taylorless XD I still don't like her.

Anyway. I went to see the new Katherine Heigl film today, 27 Dresses, and it was really awesome. I had a massive sugary drink thing (one and a quarter, really, since the first one leaked and they gave me a new one!) and so I was on a freaking sugar high anyway, but it was truly brilliant. I loved it. I'm a sucker for cheesy romantic movies though. Cheesy movies in general, as evidenced by my HSM obsession, in fact XD

Anyway. I'm ridiculously pleased at bagging this soundtrack for not only less than the price I saw it at last week, but less than half price of the gift box's original price XD Oh yes, clearly I truly DO pwn! Bwahahahaha.

I don't have much to report really. I've been reading a LOT of fanfiction and listening to a LOT of music. Oh and I discovered an awesome Firefox extension that lets you sign in to Livejournal from one account to another with like a single click. Ingenious! I'm like in love with it now XD

New or restored obsessions since I wrote substantially: High School Musical; fanfic; music; fanmixes :)

I'm actually working on my own fanfic at the moment, so that's pretty awesome :) I'm really loving them right now.

Anyway, I must go. NCIS will be on soon and I need to be offline in time to watch it :) Take care everyone, hope everyone is doing well!

L xx
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Corporations! Do they rule?

I wish I could have used magic for this, BELIEVE me...

So yeah, this is my Sociology essay, I JUST finished it...*huge yawn* and I need to go reference it properly now before I go to bed...or fall asleep here. So if you want to tell me what you think then please do! But no "OMGYOUARESOWRONG" please, it's late and I'm very tired and liable to turn nasty.

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A fun game!!...Or two.

Yus, two fun games for you guys. One for movie lovers, and one for music lovers!...I'm going to link this from my other journal too so that more people will come and play!...y'know, I hope.

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I'd better get back to my essay now... *sheepish* I've just really ticked off a good friend, too. Bahhhhh. </hardass>
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Survey and Update!

I took this survey in August '06 and discovered it while reading back through my journal yesterday. So here it is again, updated, because I am trying to put off having to go down into the stacks and search for books on sociology and the power of corporations. Sigh.
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In other news, I am planning to try my hand at writing fanfic, and Maren is back in the fold so we're working on an issue of Cauldrons and Chocolate Frogs for April. If you're interested in the fandom side of things I suggest you pop by my creative journal, musicaldiscord however I do warn that there will probably be some high-rated slash going up soon XD it'll all be clearly labelled and thus easily avoided though. As ever, if you don't want to read it then DON'T :P I don't see why people find that so hard to grasp...

Anywhore, not the point. Gah it's cold here. I must go and do essay research now.
Hope you are all having a good day, catch you on the flipside, and don't forget to be awesome!!

L x

PS. Carol and Harny agree mightily that Chad and Ryan are gay. Hahahahaha I told Jess I would convert the people at uni, I told her!!...I am a bit too happy about this. Well I don't care XD Fandom isn't fandom without gay subtext, lidi even made icons to that effect :P
(though my favourite is still the "Subtext is an anagram for buttsex" XD. I have that on my musicaldiscord account. So totally rox.)
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An Update! At long last!!!

Yes, dear ones, I know I have been neglecting you. Since August I have been plunging myself into ze Harry Potter fandom, and am loving it muchly. To that end, I must say:

So yes, Cauldrons and Chocolate Frogs, all about the Harry Potter fandom...go and check it out, seriously. It's awesomesauce.

L xx

P.S. If you want more this you'll have to go check out (and possibly friend) was originally a creativity journal and now it's becoming increasingly like my new home. But I'll still keep this one on, because...y'know. More personal stuff can go on here. And plus, the name rocks.
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A survey I stealded from Maren

Fill it out!! Pleeeeease!

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
4. Fish?
5. Do you dream in color?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
12. Do you like musicals?
16. What are you wearing?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. What's your favorite day of the week?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?
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Looong survey, stolen from sarah's Bebo

Honestly answer the following 20 questions... can you get through them without lying???

1 - Why are you best friends with your best friends?
Because we were all the misfits and it brought us together.

2 - What bothers you the most about other people?
Phoneyness, and bullying.

3 - Would you ever marry for money?
I don't think so. But I'd hate being completely skint. So I might not marry someone who was homeless even if I loved them, if I didn't have much either.

4 - Do you prefer to text message or talk on the phone?
Text, definitely. I'm always scared people will overhear me.

5 - Do you believe that 30 really is the new 20?
No. That's a lie made up by 30 year olds so they don't feel so bad about getting older :P

6 - If you had a crush on someone would you tell them?
No. I never have lol. I'm like that.

7 - What is one of the toughest things you ever had to do?
London. And that is all I will say about that.

8 - Name a challenge you are faced with on a reg basis?
Trying to juggle everything without dropping it all.

9 - Do you cry a lot?
No, but I often WANT to.

10 - Do you have a plan?
A plan? I wish.

11 - Do you think its possible to only love one person for the rest of your life?
I think it's possible. But whether two people are really well enough suited for that to happen, well only time would tell.

12 - Are you close with your family?
No. They would hate to hear that, but it's true. There is so much that I just can't tell them.

13 - Name one thing that you are good at?
Writing. It's my one talent.

14 - Name one thing that you are bad at?
Drawing. Can't draw for toffee. Although I hate toffee, so that's a really crap incentive. Chocolate, give me chocolate! Nah, I still couldn't draw for that.

15 - Your thoughts on Karma?
I think it exists.

16 - What does the 5th text message in your inbox say?
I'm not posting it!!! (and that's not a LIE, it's an's different. Honest...) If I posted it, believe me, LJ would ban my ass for posting lewd messages :P Let's just say it was from Joe, late at night, while he was in America.

17 - What did you reply to it?
Something in the same vein :P Therefore I'm not gonna post that either. Also I can't remember exactly what it said lol. I was trying to wind him up and make him squirm because he was in a restaurant with his parents, ROFL. It worked ;-)

18 - What do you do for a living?
I don't work, I'm a student, ie. skint.

19 - Do you honk your horn at old people when they are driving bad?
I don't have a horn. I can't drive. I'd be dangerous behind the wheel.

20 - Why do you do myspace surveys?
Umm, mostly because they're funny usually.

-Quiz 2-

1. What was the first thing you thought about when you woke up?
Oh God, it's so early, but I have to get up if I'm doing this today.

2. What did you do last night?
Wrote a fanfic! Or, well, the start of one. Even though I swore I'd finish my notes first...I got bored with that and decided to skip to teh story. Sooner teh story is written, sooner can write TEH HOT BOYSEX.
Oh yes, you know I just wrote that :P

3. What is the most important part of your life?
Probably the internet part. Because I feel like sometimes I can actually make a difference.

4. What would you rather be doing right now?
Nothing. Well, maybe writing the fanfic. But I'll do more of that tonight :)

5. What did you last cry over?
Probably the smell of eggs in the kitchen...I know, I'm a total freak...

6. What always makes you feel better when you’re upset?
Sorting things out I guess. Feeling more in control.

8. What’s the most important thing you look for in a significant other?
Sense of humour. Gawds, must have a sense of humour! And also must not mind my nagging. Sadly, I do it rather a lot. Luckily Joe luffs me and therefore puts up with it :

9. What are you worried about?
Good thing you didn't ask me this yesterday :P Umm...nothing in particular I guess.

10. What are you looking forward to most in this week?
Nothing. Sleeping, perhaps. Doing more writing on the fanfic. I know, I am so sad.


1. Have you ever liked someone while you had a girlfriend/boyfriend?

2. Have you ever had your heart broken?
No, luckily.

4. Have you ever been out of the country?
I've been out of Scotland, but not out of the UK. And...what happened to 3?

5. Have you ever done something outrageously dumb?
Er, of course. Hasn't everyone?

6. Have you ever been back stabbed by a friend?
Um. Yes! Again, hasn't everyone? lol

7. Have you ever had the cops called on you?
No. I'm a good girl *polishes halo*

8. Have you ever dated someone younger than you?
After reading Sarah's answer that anyone younger than us is "ewww" and "still mid-puberty", next time I see her I shall have to bitch-slap her. Yes, Joe is younger than me.

9. Have you ever read an entire book in one day?
Of course. I'm an avid reader.


1. Who was the last person you saw?
My mum. She came in to tell me it was time to come off. Yet I'm still doing this. FEEL PRIVILEGED!!

2. Who was the last person you kissed?
Joe. Duh.

3. Who was the last person you texted?
Ummm...maggie T I think but that's a real fluke lol, I hardly ever text her, it's just been a weird day text wise.

4. Who was the last person to call you?
Ross. But I had to put my phone off because my mum was RIGHT THERE.

5. Who was your first crush?
HAHAHAHAHA. Scott Tart. At the age of FOUR.

6. Who is the last person who texted you?
Ross, Margaret or Joe. I don't know who, my inbox was full so i had to delete it lol. The last message I have in it was from ross but that was from this morning.

7.Who is the last person you freaked out on?

8. Who did you last hug?
Probably Joe. In July. Sad :(


1.When was your last shower?
Few days ago? You didn't ask about baths though, I'd just like to point out that I'm not disgusting and dirty, lol!

2. When did you last see your mom?
About ten minutes ago.

3. When was your last time u saw your dad?
Umm, 45 mins ago?

4. When did you last dress up?
To go clubbing in London. Ha! Ha! Ha! Load of good that turned out to do.

5. When was the last time you cried?
You asked that already...No you didn't actually, you asked over what. Um, I think a couple of days ago.

6. When did you last go to the movies and with who?
With my mum, a couple of weekends ago, to see...what did we see? :-O Oh, Hairspray :D It was brilliant!

7. When did you last listen to music?
About ten minutes ago, rofl.


1. Where does your best friend live?
I don't have a best friend.

2. Where did you last go?

3. Where did you last hang out?
In here, probably.

4. Where do you go to school?
Went to high school at Clyde Valley...go to uni at Strathclyde

5. Where is your favorite place to be?
Here in front of the computer.

6. Where did you sleep last night?
In my own bed. I'm a sadsack, remember?


1. Do you like someone right now?

2. Do they like you too?
We've been dating for almost a year, so I'm going to venture "yes".

3. Do you ever wish you were someone else?

4. Do you know the muffin man?
Not personally.

5. Does the future scare you?
Hell yes.


1. Why are you best friends with your best friends?
We did this already. Read back up, moron quizmaster.

2. Why did you get a myspace?
This is actually on LJ, and stolen from Bebo, but I got myspace because my friends had it.

3. Why did your parents give you the name you have?
Because Kathryn was too similar in sound to my last name, and I was female so they couldn't call me Alexander.

4. Why are you doing this survey?
I got bored.


1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Being invisible, I think. Either that or telepathy. I could use it like the cop in Heroes, to help people :)

2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, would you?
Maybe. I don't know what I'd change though. If it meant I'd have to relive everything since, I don't think I would. Too much has gone on since anything I would change. I couldn't go through all that again.

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring one thing what would it be?
Something that would let me listen to music, like an iPod, only it would have to have unlimited battery power, obviously.


1. Would you ever get back together with any of your ex’s if they asked you?
I don't have any exes.

2. Would you ever shave your head to save someone you love?
That's just random and stupid.


1. Are you happy with your life right now?
Not really. But I realise it could be WAY worse.
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