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Little Miss Gemmakins
02 January 2030 @ 12:33 pm
FRIENDS ONLY
Friending is kind of open again, ish. Basically, if we've been chatting on a comm or whatever and you feel it only right and proper, drop me a comment here and do it <3 <3

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Little Miss Gemmakins
13 December 2010 @ 06:06 pm
If you fall in love with a book or movie, do you tend to watch/read it again and again? If so, what's your upper limit on repeats?


Wow, this question was blatently made for me.

The short answer: yes. Yes I do.

The long answer: If I really, really love something, there is absolutely no limits on how many times I've watched it. I fell in love with the Doctor Who episode The Girl in the Fireplace in May 2006 and by the end of that summer had watched it nearly 40 times (As is evidenced by my Steven Moffat autograph, oh yeah. I've also read all of Jasper Fforde's books at least 6-7 times (except for Shades of Gray, which I just can't get into).

However, nothing compares to my History Boys Obsession.

This first started in early 2008, when aquirkofmatter came to stay and made me watch it. I fell in love, and bought the DVD.

It quickly became a comfort DVD, and during my PGCE year (Academic Year 2008-2009) I watched it pretty much every night without fail; I once watched it 3 times a day. I'm better with my obsession now, but I still watch it at least once a month. I estimate I've seen it around about 200 times. Which is a HELL of a lot of my life, really
 
 
Little Miss Gemmakins
03 September 2010 @ 11:15 pm
Have you ever had a teacher who made a profound difference in your life? How did they influence and/or inspire you?


The easy answer to this would be yes, I have indeed. She was my teacher for year 1, 2 and 4 at Primary school (5-6, 6-7 and 8-9, for those not familiar with English school system). Jane Arundale. She inspired my love of books, and encouraged me to read. I read Little Women aged 8, with her encouragement to "Just read 10 pages a day". I remember our year 2 classroom being huge and having so much fun in there; it had a role play corner, painting corner, and there was always something new to do. That doesn't mean she wasn't strict; far from it. I remember one time in year 2, we were doing about pointilism, and the other kids spent, like, an hour doing a pretty dotty picture of a flower with felt tip pens. I spent 2 minutes on mine, because I was bored, and she made me go back and do it again. She was utterly lovely as a teacher though, and I have never ever forgotten her.
After I'd left first school, she became an advisor for OFSTED, and then worked for the local education board in an advisory position. My Dad, who's a school governor, ran into her at a meeting last year and told her that I'd also become a teacher-according to Dad she was very pleased and proud when she found this out.
This woman was, basically, my inspiration for becoming a primary school teacher myself. Miss Arundale, thank you.
 
 
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Little Miss Gemmakins
23 August 2010 @ 06:18 pm
So, instead of spending my Saturday night going out and having a drink and a dance and a good time like normal 23 year olds, I spend my Saturday night watching Hawking a drama about, shockingly, Steven Hawking. Why, I hear you ask? Well, aside from Benedict Cumberbatch, who is awesome and superfly, it was fully loaded with Tom Ward goodness. Well, I say fully loaded. He was in it for about a third, mostly towards the end, playing Roger Penrose.

And by 'eck, was it good.

So, to that end, I present



AKA: A picspam of theoretical physics and fetch jumpers

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Feeling: dorkydorky
Hearing: Merlin 1x04
 
 
Little Miss Gemmakins
16 August 2010 @ 09:00 pm
Anonymous Meme. Feel free to tell me anything; about you, about me, about how you feel, how you think, your hopes - whatever.

Half my Flist are doing this, and I'm a sheep. Plus it's been ages since I did this, and I've got lots of new people on my Flist who won't have been around last time I did one of these. So go forth and go nuts, lovelies <3
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Little Miss Gemmakins
19 July 2010 @ 06:33 pm
So you might be aware that, at the moment, #proudofthebbc is a trending topic on Twitter (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23proudofthebbc).

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say one reason why I'm particularly proud of the BBC.

The BBC brought back Doctor Who in 2005.

If it wasn't for them bringing back Doctor Who, I would never have discovered Doctor Who fandom.

If it wasn't for Doctor Who, there would be no Torchwood.

If there was no Doctor Who or Torchwood fandom, I wouldn't have met many of you.

I wouldn't have been introduced to Top Gear, and have met those of you that I know through the Top Gear fandom.

I wouldn't have met urawrd, and be introduced to the BBC Radio 1 fandom.

I wouldn't have met aquirkofmatter, and if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have discovered The History Boys.

Which means I'd never have felt compelled to watch everything that Jamie Parker has ever done.

And I'd certainly never have watched an episode of Silent Witness, purely because he was in it, and then I'd never have gotten addicted to Silent Witness. And I've never have met the Tomsharers.


So basically, what I want to say is that, thanks to the BBC's output, I've met some of the best people I could ever want to meet. You guys are brilliant and I've met you all thanks to the BBC. And for that, I am so so proud of the BBC
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Little Miss Gemmakins
20 June 2010 @ 02:50 pm
Have had a FList cut-nothing major, just some journals that haven't been updated for a while/people I've not spoken to in a long while. If I've cut you by mistake (Which I shouldn't have!), please let me know.

Muchos hugs to you all. Am tres tres busy with school at the moment, but shall update on my so-called life shortly. Love to your mothers x x x x x
 
 
Little Miss Gemmakins
14 March 2010 @ 03:41 pm
This should really have been posted yesterday, but I got distracted by my laminator (IT PLASTIC COATS THINGS. I LOVE IT), and so forgot, and so it's getting posted today.
 
Tom Ward: I love your face
An 18th birthday picspam for timelady2 


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Feeling: happyhappy
 
 
Little Miss Gemmakins
23 February 2010 @ 09:33 pm
Just because I feel like it, and because this woman is quite possibly the most completely beautiful woman I have ever seen:
Emilia Fox: A Picspam

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Feeling: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Little Miss Gemmakins
31 January 2010 @ 08:50 pm
I bring forth Glee icons!! They do have spoilers for pretty much all eps, so if you've not seen everything yet, beware.
[11] Episode 8-Mashup
[5] Episode 9-Wheels
[9] Quotes-Spoilers for...lots of episodes =P

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Hearing: Legally Blonde