Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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You light my way, you're my release...

1) Please tell me why I have 3,500 words of what's shaping up to be a very long Life on Mars story, when I've novel writing to do? I just... I do not get it. What the hell is it about this show that makes me do this? I know that the fact Phil plays Gene is a great big motivator (dance, little puppet, dance!) I have fallen in deep admiration and lust with John Simm (dance to my will, bwahahaha!) And I totally did watch 3 episodes of Clocking Off last night (which, can I just say? is unmissable if you're a Phil fan, really), and therefore feel like doing something Glenister-themed, but - it still doesn't quite explain it to me. There's something about Life on Mars which pings for me in all the right and wrong writerly places. And I know I have to stop conflating actors with characters, but it's fun.

2) I started actively looking for a job yesterday and it was really depressing and now I'm really depressed and WHY don't they have a special "Graduate Pre-Service Teacher" fund, for when you've just finished training to be a teacher, but aren't allowed to work in your chosen profession, and are completely stuffed when it comes to money? Because I know of at least two other people who would benefit - and that's enough, isn't it? Every job I look for - even the ones which are completely below the kind of education I have - (6 years of University, yo!) - ask for people with experience.

"Come work as a check-out chick - those devoid of life experience need not apply."

"Junior traineeships available (17 years or younger, preferably.) Sell your soul for a mint - as in 'a spearmint' - because we're stingy bastards."

I've looked at temping agencies and they're scary! They all ask for experience.

"Um. I have years-worth experience at squeaking loudly at the screen and drooling at inappropriate moments. You need those skills? I'm your girl."

3) I suck.

4) My free AVG anti-virus runs out in January, and this really pisses me off, because it's the best anti-virus software I've ever had and I don't exactly have the cash (poor not-even-student!) to fork out for the $30 American they're asking for the proper upgrade. I don't know why Grisoft have decided to be just as annoying as the other anti-virus providers, though I suspect it's because they know they have the best product on the market and want to actually profit from that.

5) I did say that Philip was amazing in Clocking Off, didn't I? I'm 'working' on the rest of the caps and captions. This, of course, isn't work - but is, in fact, immensely fun. He's really too wonderful for words. The following is a conversation I had with my mum this morning. This is almost word-for-word.

Me: And the first series of Clocking Off is brilliant and Phil looks really hot in it. He's all svelte and amazing.
Her: Okay.
Me: As in really, really hot. I almost couldn't believe it. There's this one scene where he's wearing-
Her: I have to get to work.
Me: -This jumper, and it's all black and long and I almost died.
Her: I'll admit that he's very powerful on screen, Laura, but I wouldn't exactly say he's good-looking. Oddly attractive, maybe.
Me: Pretty.
Her: Enigmatic.
Me: Drop-dead gorgeous.
Her: Believable.
Me: Completely sex-worthy, always, and often.
Her: I have to run. Now. Fast.
Me: You'll agree with me one day! You know you will. And it'll be soon!

My dialogue was all done in my not-so-very-good Mancunian accent, by the way.

6) I know, okay? I do know.
Tags: life on mars, teaching, writing
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