31 March 2011

stairway to heaven

These intrepid angels were probably my favorite thing about the abbey in Bath. If you look closely, you can see that a couple of the lower ones have lost their heads, which I suppose makes sense, if you pursue the scenario of an Earth-bound angel to its logical conclusion.
There's a story idea in there, if I would take the time to sit down and write it.

28 March 2011

forward thinking

For those of you who may not be aware: I have an internship for this summer!!!
(Well, two months of it, anyway. They're not paying me, so two months is all I could afford:-P)

27 March 2011

my whereabouts yesterday

It's strange, but they seem so small in real life...I could almost imagine them as sheepish, embarrassed to be so incomplete and worn down by their absolutely colossal, mystical reputation.
The "minders" at the site don't let you get much closer than this, and one must wonder why - will the stones get spooked and run away if you venture too close?

24 March 2011

good intentions

Dear Professor-

I would like to point out that I had every intention of completing the reading for class tomorrow. Unfortunately, this happened:

I'm sure you understand.

PS Let it never be said that there is no sunshine in England.

18 March 2011

Showtime! (Part 2)

Fair warning: this blog post is TOO LONG. I've been fiddling with it for ages, and today I decided to stop stalling and just finish the silly thing, but if you, unlike myself, have NOT been writing and discussing and otherwise obsessing over Frankenstein for the last two weeks, and are not interested in reading about it, feel free to skip this post altogether. I promise not to be offended.

08 March 2011

Showtime! (Part 1)

In case any of you haven’t picked it up yet, I’m kind of into theatre.

While I’ve been in London, I’ve (half-accidentally) fallen into the habit of going to see at least one play a week – usually on Thursday nights. Some of them haven’t been very good plays, but the practice has done a lot to help re-ignite my interest in the technique of theatre, expand my understanding of what’s going on in the field right now and, not least, remind me why I’m trying to get into this business at all.
If you’re interested, what follows is a list, with brief reviews, of what I’ve been seeing. Enjoy. I have.