Feb. 20th, 2005

neverwhere: (Pippin!)
I have a tattoo!

I've been thinking of getting one for at least fifteen years, but I've always been too afraid, and (of course) I couldn't decide what I wanted. But now I have one and I couldn't be more pleased with how well it turned out, and how much it means to me.

Isn't it fabulous? : )

Yesterday I spent the day with [livejournal.com profile] achtung_meggy and (all too briefly) [livejournal.com profile] undomiel_tari, and they were very supportive and reassuring about getting it done, as they have tattoos as well. Meggy's friend Yanni did it for me, and even though it HURT LIKE HELL (oh ye gods the pain) it still wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting, although this is probably because I made sure the position was on a fleshy bit, not bone. I was screaming inside at the time, but I can see how they can become highly addicting, as I'm already contemplating what I want to do next (a circle of stars around my ankle like a bracelet, the White Tree of Gondor on my shoulder, Dave Mckean's artwork for the cover of Neverwhere...), isn't that strange? People with obsessive personalities should never be allowed to get one, it only leads to trouble. *grins*

Remember when I saw Graham Norton in December 2003 and was on tv? The same company had another live taping and I got to see Tracey Ullman's new show on thursday night, which will be shown on HBO in may, so you get to look for me in the audience once again! I adore Tracey Ullman, she's so immensely talented, I'd give anything for her improvisation skills, and I certainly wasn't disappointed by her show, which was basically her autobiography acted out with some of the characters she's created over the years to help tell the story. I believe it's called 'Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed' and you have to watch it when it airs, I know you'll laugh yourself stupid like I did. :)

This week I also saw the new Muppets Wizard of Oz movie (when I should have been working, but I was having a severely crap day and frankly I didn't care, it was only an hour anyway), and I can safely say that while these certainly weren't the Muppets I grew up with, they're still Muppets, and anything with Muppets is always a good thing. It wasn't a finished film, there was still alot of CGI work that needed to be done, but it still played very well, and was (mostly) entertaining. Ashanti wasn't the best Dorothy, but she looked good, and related well to the puppets, and kids will probably like her. Kermit was the Scarecrow, Gonzo the Tin Thing, Fozzie the Lion, and Miss Piggy, in her strangest yet seemingly most obvious role ever, a Dominatrix Biker-Babe Wicked Witch of the West. Yeah, it's really not the Muppets we used to know. There was a seriously disturbing scene with Gonzo and the Wizard of Oz, when the Wiz appears to him as a giant chicken, asking if his girlfriend Camilla had 'a beak as big as mine' or 'great big flapping wings' -- in a provoctively sexual voice that was extremely creepy and made me squirm. Maybe it'll look (and hopefully feel) differently in the finished product. But for the most part, it was rather fun, with some hummable songs, good jokes and welcome cameos from all our favourite characters. I don't know when it will air (most likely this summer), but I hope it does well so we can look forward to more Muppety goodness in the future.

omgIhaveatattoooooooooo! :D

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