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12 December 2006 @ 11:23 am
GIP and various matters  
Thank you for icon, norwich36!! *giggles evilly*

I'm in a pre-Christmas frenzy of activity, so this is going to be brief, but a few updates that you may or may not be interested in:
- for now conditions in Melbourne have improved (smoke cleared, temperature lowered), but the fires are still threatening to join up and form one massive front. The danger if this happens is that they could head for our water catchment areas and spoil the remaining water we have. Thursday's forecast is bleak--as bad, or worse than the weekend. The volunteers must be exhausted--they're backburning and trying to strengthen containment lines while they can. If it comes down to it, they'll abandon defense of settlements to defend the water catchments. It's that bad. *sad*
- Casino Royale! Helllooooooooo, Bond! I finally saw it and have to add my voice to all those squeeing over the extreme hotness! And the cheese was just ERASED from that movie! *reels* Favourite Bond ever.
- I have been reading. Hahum. Yes, truly I have, though I have not updated my book journal in eons. That's because I'm been re-reading so much and then OD-ing on froth in the form of Georgette Heyer novels and such nonsense. Evidently my brain is already on holiday.
- To my SV people: please do not give up on teh Clex before I make my first Clex vid. *puppy eyes at you* 'Tis in slow-but-satisfying progress, with an estimated arrival date of early Jan. It will break my heart if noone watches it. *pulls emotional blackmail on you* :-p
- Apologies to everyone who receives Xmas cards from me in January... I'm trying, really... I'm just, in Australia hopeless.

ETA: Please let this be true!
 
 
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Vera: sori_UknowUwant2l_vera01 on December 12th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
Hehehe.

Can we please talk about how hot Daniel Craig is in those swimmers? And he got an Ursula Andress type-shot in the sea because of it. He is the Bond Guy (Girl) in the movie and he completely deserves the title (G)

Also - *ahem* if you happen to find some Jason Bourne/James Bond fic, please tell me, 'cause after seeing that movie this pairing is stuck in my brain and won't let go.

PS - *fingers crossed* for good, cooler weather. Happy Xmas Frenzy!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bamber hotnessbop_radar on December 12th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
Heee. He was SO HOT. He's not even my 'type', but I was reeling and gasping through the whole movie. I love that they sex-objectified him in this movie. And my brain was splodey having heard he thinks Bond should have a male lover in the next movie!
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roxymissroseroxymissrose on December 12th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
I have popcorn! I'm waiting!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex lovebop_radar on December 12th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Awwww, yay! *twirls*
Nora Norwich: boobs Parkernorwich36 on December 12th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like the icon! I was saving it for your actual birthday, but when you mentioned you wanted one in Kate's journal I had a momentary fear you would acquire one before your actual birthday.

God, the fire stuff is so scary. I really hope something happens to improve this situation.

Georgette Heyer stands up to multiple rereading, I find. Lovely braincandy.

And I really, really, really can't wait for your first Clex video. YAY!!!!!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Petrellicestbop_radar on December 12th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
Early birthday present is PERFECT! It's true that I've been on the verge of acquiring one... so yay! you got in in perfect time!

It's so hard to know how bad the fires will be... they're going to burn for ages yet. 40m high flames! *shudders*

GH IS lovely braincandy, it's true. I've just been in a very nostalgic mood of late, rereading my Dorothy Dunnetts as well.
Vicki: MR as jackmyownghost on December 12th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
thank you for the update on the fires. i hope things go better rather than worse!

i'll be sticking around for that video. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex purple evilbop_radar on December 12th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
YAY! I'm so glad.
And yes, all we can do for now with the fires is hope for the best outcome: that they stay within the containment lines in the national parks.
Talitha: goss talithaclextalitha78 on December 12th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
What's this? Clex vid? Squeeeeeee!!!!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex weddingbop_radar on December 12th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
Yes! Rather than sensibly making a season 5 vid or something, I'm making the Clex vid I've always wanted... the one that perhaps noone but me would ever make. And I hereby start my begging for you to beta for me! *puppy eyes* Because the vid is a humorous take on their friendship and I'll need to know if the humour actually works or not! I mean, it's funny to me but I'm still learning so much about vidding I don't know if it's inherently funny to the viewer. Of course I should wait until I'm a better vidder before attempting my Clex epic, but I got impatient! ;-)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex lovebop_radar on December 12th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Hoooooray! I get so fearful that by the time I make it everyone will be so jacked off with the show they'll not care... but surely Clex is always good for nostalgia?!!!
blowjobs for jesuskristiinthedark on December 12th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
If you make the Clex, people will come!

... er, that came out dirtier than I intended. :D

Yay for rereading(one of my favorite kinds of reading!)and BOND! OMG, so so hot. I agree, it was the best of all.

The mail is so weird. My card made it to New Zealand in no time at all, but still hasn't gotten to you in Australia. That makes NO SENSE. So, yeah, the way the mail goes, I might get your card in March!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clexvillebop_radar on December 12th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
If you make the Clex, people will come!
Heeee. supacat says the same, but I have my moments of panicky 'omg! people hate the show so much they may not watch!'

The mail is WEIRD. Who knows? It could be there next week! *throws hands up in confusion*
random_seriousrandom_serious on December 12th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that things are a little bit better over ther, though water spoilage sounds horrible.

Re: Bond. Hotness. Wasn't it just? Best Bond movie ever. Spectacular Bond.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kal bringing sexy backbop_radar on December 12th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
Ohhhhhh yeah! I went to see it with two (straight) boys so I had to keep my fangirl squee lidded, but there were two girls behind me going CRAZY over every hot moment, especially the torture scene. My personal favourite moment was 'do I look like someone that cares?!' I loved all those little touches to show he was his pre-Bond self. And I loved that she dressed him, not just him dressing her! ;-)
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Everywhere and Nowhere: grinch max by betrueallzugern on December 12th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
I will NEVER give up on the Clex! Take all the time you need!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex weddingbop_radar on December 12th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! That is most reassuring! :-)
Parul: 2~Clover~Songnakhrewali on December 12th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
Out of curiosity would you recommend Georgette Heyer's historical fiction or detective fiction? Any particularly good book by her that you though was just outstanding?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: books!!bop_radar on December 12th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
I don't really read detective fiction--I've tried to get into the genre many times but it just never grabs me--so I've only read her historical fiction. I'd recommend Thursday's Child and The Great Sophy.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on December 12th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Awww, I wish you could too! Everyone must see it. EVERYONE.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex here with youbop_radar on December 12th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
It's horrible. The smoke is back today--a neon sun blurry behind a haze of yellow smoke. The next 24 hours will be crucial.

Yes, Clex vid! :-) It's EVER so fun making it. I'm finally doing what I've wanted to do since I entered fandom!
Enderenderwiggin24 on December 16th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
ANOMG SQUEEEEEEE you making vids!!!!!!!!
*sits in your LJ and refuses to leave until i see something*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex here with youbop_radar on December 17th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Heeeee!!! Yes I am making vids. Well, so far, one vid--a BSG one--for practice. And now I'm trying for a 'real' Clex vid. AT LAST!! *twirls* It's coming along slowly mainly because I have to collect so much footage, but it's all mapped out, so yes, there will be a vid. :-)
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Enderenderwiggin24 on December 16th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
and OMG; BOND!!!!!!!!!!
I still dont think DC looks like i imagine bond, but OMG; JUDI DENCH!!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bop catbop_radar on December 17th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Hee! No, he doesn't look Bondian, but then he acts Bondian and it is ok. And Judi Dench rocks!
Enderenderwiggin24 on December 16th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
coz I am already spamming!
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE; I am also used to read Georgette Heyer !!!!!!!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: books are lovebop_radar on December 17th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: coz I am already spamming!
Heee, yay! She's fun!