I’m aware I’ve not written in a while, and I’m sorry for that. Wow, it’s been a month! Crazy how time flies. Especially when you haven’t actually done anything important to document.
However, I didn’t find time to read or finish the majority of books on my list, so I must have been doing something. Probably tumblr. I spent an awful lot of time on that.
Now, I expect you’ve heard about the new Harry Potter! I cannot wait. It’s meant to be out in 2017, I’ll be 19. That’s pretty crazy. It’s going to be about Newt Scammander (The fictional character that wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and set in the 20s. Which means swing music and wizards! I don’t think I’ve been more excited. We could possibly see Dumbledore and his family, because it is 70 years ago from the ending of Potter. On that note, Sherlock is supposedly coming back in December. NOT LONG NOW, FOLKS.
I’ve probably mentioned about Peter Capaldi being the 12th Doctor. So much news all at once! I think he’ll be all dark and mysterious. 11 will regenerate in the Christmas special. I expect I will cry a lot. I can’t bear to see him leave.
Year 11 feels quite different to year 10, although hardly anything has changed. I suppose it’s the pressure and closeness to exams, which I am dreading. We have maths in November. 8 weeks or something. In Chemistry we’ve begun to do our coursework, which I am doing quite well in and that’s a surprise. I suck at science, it’s my weakest subject. The teacher also thinks I’m really dumb and is pretty patronizing but who the fuck cares. If I get a good grade that will prove her wrong haha.
Recently, I’ve watched lots of fantastic films. Cloud Atlas, although long, has become one of my favourite films. Originally a book, I can’t buy it because my parents have actually banned me from buying books. They say I have enough. Well, that’s the funny thing about books. THEY ALL CONTAIN A DIFFERENT STORY. It’s really bothering me. I like my books.
But yes, Cloud Atlas is really moving. It’s about how we are connected to different times in history, and that we are the same person, reborn throughout time. It is quite hard to follow because you have to see how the different people connect with other timelines. But it is brilliant, and the quotes and the words and the actors are brilliant. Around 15 actors are the main parts, and they play different people. It’s from like 150 BC to thousands of years in the future. I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to read the book.
Amy and I watched The Woman in Black on Friday, which was extremely scary. I’m not good with scary films; stories I’m okay with, just not films. This one made us jump a lot, and we screamed quite a bit too! Overall it was freaky, because it wasn’t scary in a literal sense, more psychologically and visually due to the noises and jumps on the screen.
Over the Summer, I watched a lot of films, which included Reality Bites, LOL, Lolita, Girl Interrupted, The Bling Ring, The Rise of the Planet of The Apes, Iron Man, Ballet Shoes (it’s my fave film 5ever ok), and lots of others but my mind has gone blank (it seems to do that when I need it, haha)
I’ve also taken to listening to classical and instrumental music because it’s good for homework etc, and it’s very lovely. I just listen to countless 8tracks playlists, drown myself in coffee, and do my textiles homework. Which, by the way, is going abnormally well. I’ve already finished the research stage, so I don’t actually have to do anything in class. Which is nice.
I’d say that I’ll write again soon, but I’m not making any promises.