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Something I want you all to do [Jul. 31st, 2009|02:32 am]
James
[Current Location |NE10 0QQ]
[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[music |Twin Zero - Monolith Part 2]

Try something for me, please, think of someone you have an issue with, whatever it is, doesn't matter. Now take all the negative feelings you have about them - and let them go.

I'm not necessarily talking about relationships, just...forgiving people you think did you wrong somehow. It's easier to be a friend than not, I'm finding.
Everyone has this preconceived idea about me 'Oh Tiller, he's Mr Angry, guy's always pissed off' but the more I've found myself saying 'You know what? fuck it, forget it, let's move on and try and be friends and see what happens' - the happier I've been, both with myself and everything around me. And that's just this year. Right now I can honestly say that I feel no emnity towards anyone, and I haven't been able to say that for a long, long time. There's always been something - and it's only recently I've been able to look at how I felt and say 'You know? This is bullshit.'

Life is too short (and I've been painfully reminded recently that it can be shorter than we intended) to build up resentments, grudges and useless petty bullshit that doesn't even matter, let it go, really. LET. IT. GO. We've all got better things to be doing with our time.

I'm possibly coming off as preachy here, and some things ARE unforgivable I'm sure there will be people thinking 'Well I just can't forgive X for what (s)he did to me.' Well I guess that depends on your individual circumstances, I know some of you have or had people in your lives who are irredeemable, leave them behind and try and find those that are.

I'm not saying you have to be super best buddies and hang out and do everything together, just that you can talk to the person involved, agree to let the past be the past and try and move forwards, that's it, repeat as often as you need to.

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Download Festival 2009 review [Jun. 21st, 2009|02:13 am]
James
[Tags|]
[Current Location |work]
[mood |sicksick]
[music |Fucking Grooverider >:(]


This is intended to to be just a review of the bands, so I'll leave out the stories from the campsite, like Sian getting drunk and throwing up on the first night, me following suit on the Saturday after drinking the best part of a litre of Jack Daniels, the breakfast cookout on Thursday morning, playing darts in the middle of the campsite, Matt's prawn curry, Werther's Original flavoured vodka, making a Camp Totoro flag whilst waiting for the gates to open and how going to a rock festival with a scout leader makes things one HELL of a lot easier camping wise. Also everyone we met was fucking awesome and very friendly, so defo looking forward to next year, cheers guys.

Also fuck Grooverider.

Also all the boys (me, Dave, Matt) were crap this year compared to how organised Sian and Gemma were, so it's kind of lucky they came along *mwah*

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 And that was Download 2009, it's touch and go whether I'll be there next year as I'll be a few weeks away from tying the knot with my lovely Helen, but you should go, because there's nothing like it.

I've opened this review up to anon comments, as I'll be linking it on Facebook so that those who don't have LJ's can comment with their thoughts, please tell me who you are though ;)
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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2008|03:38 am]
James
Half past three in the morning and I'm standing outside trying to catch snowflakes on my tongue. 
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(no subject) [Feb. 1st, 2008|11:29 am]
James
 I JUST LOST THE GAME.
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A fairly big update, amazingly [Jan. 15th, 2008|05:29 am]
James
[Current Location |work]
[music |The Killers - When You Were Young]

2007 was a bit of a meh year I suppose, in all honesty, nothing really spectacular happened, either good or bad, life went on and as life was good at the end of 2006 it was good in 2007.

SO YEAH, CHRISTMAS.

Helen got me my usual mixed bag of nice and funny prezzies, I HAVE A BUMBLEBEE KEYRING :D I also have two copies of POA thanks to some spectacular miscommunication between my mum and my Uncle Mark, thanks guys, love you really. Mum, Dad and Andy all loved their presents (a little going out bag, a really nice, warm fleece and a UFC double DVD respectively) so that's all good, I might well nip home for a long weekend once work gets my leave situation sorted out. I bought Helen a PS2 with Guitar Hero 3 and some Benefit stuff that she really liked :)) - but she's not very good at Guitar Hero yet (Raining Blood IS HELL) Most importantly Helen and I celebrated three years together :D

I want to talk about that a bit, because obviously it's incredibly important and special to me. When I moved up here, I found a few people I knew up here didn't have time for me or *shrug* whatever, Helen wasn't one of those people. I don't think we ever intended to get together, it was a natural byproduct of us spending so much time together, getting on, going places and having fun in each others company. I can remember the night I thought we had a chance perfectly, we were in Cuba Cuba with Dave, Mark, Alex etc. Alex wanted to leave early because his feet were killing him and he hated the music, so we took off, I was away to Newbury for Christmas two days later and Helen knew she wouldn't see me again for ages. For the next few days I was hardly off the phone to her and one evening in a pub with some of the old Newbury Werewolf folks I got a message which nailed it.

"Have things changed with us? You really like me?"

HELL YES

And despite some trouble at the start, with some fuckheads telling Helen that I was 'trouble' and warning her to steer well clear of me, we're still here three years and a marriage proposal later. Those people back in 2005 didn't stop us, nobody's going to stop us and next year, we will have the most perfect wedding day you've ever seen. I'm going to work myself into the ground/find a better paying job to make sure money's no object, and it WILL be at Alnwick Castle (Potterfans, there will be a lot of pics!), come hell or high water.

In other news went a bit nuts last weekend and bought the entire Star Wars saga, 300, Sam's Town by The Killers and a Massive Attack best of for less than £60 - sweet deals! There was also a works night out, which also went like a bomb, enjoyed myself muchly and have made plans with Marie for one of our usual nights of vodka fuelled silliness. Also - memo to Newcastle people, we all need to get together and have a Guitar Hero night, with added alcohol (I do remember drunkenly suggesting this Saturday night) :D

Also - memo to my flist - Helen and I want MORE VISITORS! So far we've only had various members of Helen's family and Marie over, and we want MORE >:) We'll show you a good night out, and Helen's mad cooking skills, so don't be shy, let us know, k?

Hugs to all (especially those of you going through bad times for whatever reason, look after yourselves)
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Death Proof [Sep. 30th, 2007|07:25 am]
James

James' quick capsule review.

If you like Tarantino in general, you'll like it. The dialogue is spot on, there are some genuinely awesome moments of black comedy, I liked the idea of deliberately messing with the film reels and the audio mixing to get the authentic damaged look on the picture.

The car chase is AMAZING

There's an awful lot of FUCKING swearing, now I know most of you will react with "Duh, it's a Tarantino film, what did you expect?" but seriously, before I went out to see it I had 'Tarantino Day' at home and watched Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill (both parts) and the swearing in all three films is nowhere near as gratuituous as it is in Death Proof, but maybe that's in keeping with the whole 'Grindhouse' project.

And yes, I am annoyed we don't get the full double feature in the UK, that would have been awesome.

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See ya, asshole! [May. 16th, 2007|07:46 am]
James
[music |The Black Crowes - Thorn In My Pride]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6659457.stm

Now can someone do something about Fred Phelps, plz?

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London People! (And anyone else who can help :D) [May. 15th, 2007|02:40 am]
James
[Current Location |work]
[mood |rushedrushed]
[music |Muse - New Born]

Can anyone tell me how good the public transport links (especially the Tube) are from Wembley stadium? The reason I ask is we're going to see Muse (:D!!!!!!) next month and I'm finally sorting a hotel out, only I've no fucking clue if we'll be able to get back to the hotel with any degree of ease. The hotel I'm looking at is in Camden Lock, BTW.

Opinions, suggestions and general Muse-related squeeing all welcome.

Also if you're going, plz comment and we'll see about drinks on the day :)

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Meme time! [May. 12th, 2007|06:46 am]
James
1 - Tell you why I friended you.
2 - Associate you with a song/film
3 - Tell a random fact about you.
4 - Tell a first memory about you.
5 - Associate you with a character/pairing.
6 - Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7 - Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.

Then post in your journal!

GO!
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For the HP fans [May. 1st, 2007|04:21 pm]
James
[Current Location |home]

There's a new chapter up at miofic

Which means instead of looking at my boring-ass entry, you should go read it, and leave comments and feed my ego, etc.

Also, went out for Marie's birthday on the weekend, took me and day and a bit to recover, either it was a really good night, or I can't do this shit anymore.

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