oh_deanna: (lana del rey // sorry boo)
So my computer has died. Dead dead dead. I'm typing this from my mother's iPad which I probably won't be able to use again because she really doesn't like sharing. What does this all mean? It means I'm screwed. My whole life is on that thing. I can only hope that the computer guy can recover my files. Wish me luck. I'll do my best to check in whil I'm at school, but as you can understand, it's gonna be tricky. Honestly, I'm just so devastated right now, I can't even begin to describe it. And mum's hovering over my shoulder yelling at me to get off. Fuck. Hopefully I'll see you guys soon. Love you all! xx
oh_deanna: (mine // the world between your hands)
Before I say anything, I would just like to thank my Mamie for sitting me down when I was 11/12 and making me watch this movie. I truly believe that it is essential viewing for any young girl entering puberty. I am eternally grateful that she introduced me to this movie. Now and Then is such a fanastic coming-of-age film - truly the female companion to Stand By Me.




#5. Now and Then (1995)

"Things will happen in your life that you can't stop. But that's no reason to shut out the world."

SYNOPSIS: Four women look back at the girls they used to be in this warm comedy-drama. Author Samantha Albertson, actress Tina Tercell, gynecologist Roberta Martin, and housewife Christina DeWitt are friends from childhood who get together for the first time in years when Christina is about to have a baby. Seeing the old gang sends Samantha down memory lane, as she recalls the summer of 1970, when the girls were 12-years-old and edging into womanhood. Samantha  is struggling with the collapse of her parent's marriage, Roberta must deal with the death of her mother, Tina is upset over her folks' apparent disinterest in her, and Christina is trying to overcome her mother's disinformation campaign about sex. Together, they discuss boys and first kisses, compare notes on the physical and emotional changes they're going through, and have seances where they try to communicate with a boy who died tragically 30 years earlier.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is by far one of my favourite movies of all time. If I hadn't put this list into a randomiser and gone with whatever came out, I would have put Now and Then in the top five, maybe the top three favourite movies of mine. I just. I can't even put into words how much I love it, and how much it means to me. Like I said at the beginning of this post, my Mamie sat me down one afternoon and said "I'd like you to watch this movie with me". (That was also the year she made me read "Go Ask Alice", another very influential moment in my life). I was in awe of these young girls. They cussed and fought and talked about all the oogly stuff that I was starting to ask questions about myself. My Mamie did me a great service in getting me to watch this, because it opened my mind and got me talking about things that were bothering me - my parents divorce and my own concerns about my changing body. This movie is almost like a security blanket to me - warm and fuzzy and safe-feeling. If you haven't seen it, you have to. Now. No matter how old you are, this movie will still be wonderful. At least, it is to me.
oh_deanna: (pushing daisies // can't look!)



Okay, just because I'm bored, and also super curious - what are your phobias? What freaks you out more than anything?
I thought I'd share mine first, because honestly some of them are freakin' bizarre:

Birds - I think this is reasonable. I'm fairly certain that they're proof of the devil. I can't even look at drawings of them.
Falling - I could be on a stepladder a foot on the ground and become convinced that I'm going to lose my balance and fall. For this reason, I avoid really steep hills, stairs I'm not used to, and escalators.
Cockroaches - I felt sick just typing that. Ugh.
Mannequins - My Ma has one in her room that she has DRESSED UP. Like it has a fucking dress and a hat and scarves and shit. *shivers*
Having super dry hands - If I touch certain types of material with dry hands... I lose my shit
Wearing turtlenecks or having anything wrapped too tightly around my neck - I seriously feel like I'm going to die.
Milk - I don't even know with this one. I just can't. I can't even think about it. I'm okay if it's mixed in with food, like pasta or mashed potatoes, as long as I don't see it being made. When I bake cakes and need to use milk, I get someone else to pour it for me.

So. What about everyone else?
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I've finally moved into my new house! It's small and cold but I love it to bits and pieces. Also, if I thought packing was hard, that's NOTHING compared to unpacking. Why do I have so much stuff?!

Forget that now, more important things to discuss. Like oh, I don't know, the LILYJAMES_FEST!!!

I am ridiculously excited about this, I cannot even begin to express how much. I checked through the prompt list, and people have claimed some really interesting ones - I can't wait to see what they come up with!

Who else is excited/ is participating/has thoughts on the fest?

And why aren't there more Lily/James fests? I know there's the marauder big bang (which I'm also thrilled about), but what about career fests for Lily/James? Or am I just blind and are they lurking around on lj?

Okay, so [livejournal.com profile] rs_career_fest . AMAZING. I admit to just getting around to properly reading through all of them. Thoughts and favourites under the cut:

I feel like a kid at Christmas going through all this fic!!! )

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