Thoughts, ideas and random stuff from Talliestar.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon was AMAZING! If you ever get the chance to see it, do! It's the story of a Vietnamese girl who falls in love with an American soldier during the Vietnam war and is based on the story of Madame Butterfly. This production was a national tour and usually tours aren't all that great, but this one so was! I want to see it again, and I'm going to order the soundtrack on Amazon. I feel a new obsession coming on....

I did my Duke of Edinburgh assessment expedition this weekend. We walked 33 kilometres in basically a day and a half, and camped overnight. It was fun, although extremely painful and tiring. And now I have several blisters on my feet as souvenirs of the experience. Lovely.

I haven't been updating LCA much because I haven't been seeing very many new films. Typical, isn't it? I make a new blog for movie reviews and then I stop seeing movies. Hopefully I'll go to the cinema next weekend.

I have recently found a clothing company called Howies ( It's really cool and has really nice stuff, although it is very expensive. Anyway, check it out. I love the photography in their catalogue too.

That's all for now.

Tallie xxx

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Quick post

I just about have time for a very quick post before I go out - this evening I;m going out with my dad to see Miss Saigon, and we're having dinner at Pizza Hut first. And we're going in like, two minutes so this will have to be short.

Livi, update your blog!!!!! You are also becoming extremely lax with your posting.

I don't have any movie or TV news. How boring. I do have reading news however - I am reading Checkmate by Malorie Blackman the third part of the Noughts and Crosses trilogy. It's so good! I am about four fifths of the way through and I really want to know what happens in the end! I recommend the trilogy to everyone.

Right, I really have to go. Sorry!


Sunday, June 18, 2006

Charlotte's Party

I am very sorry about the the recent lack of updates. I have been rather busy, plus I usually only post when I'm at my dad's, and he's been away for like, a week, hence the lack of new posts. While I'm at it, I will also apologise for the lack of reviews on LCA. This is becuase, quite frenkly, I haven't seen any new films this past week, except Wallace and Gromit, so I'll post a review of it when I can.

Yesterday was my friend Charlotte's party and it was tres amusant. The food was yummy (loved the chocolate-coated satsumas!) and her garden is really nice and big with interesting things like tramploines in it. My garden is so boring in comparison. Anyway, we took lots of photos of everyone, some of which made us look quite nice, others made us look very very weird. Claire looked particularly stoned in quite a few.

Onto some TV news (since I have no movie news):

1. I saw the first episode and a half of Big Love on Monday night. It was good, I didn't really get some of it, but it was interesting. I don't know if I'll watch every week, probably just when I feel like it.

2. Only two more episodes of The O.C. this season. No! Oh yeah, check out the cover for the third season dvd boxset: Different to the first two seasons, but really nice.

3. On Wednesday there is a double bill season finale of Desperate Housewives. Should be good. This season has gone SO fast!

4. Neighbours isn't very good at the moment. I stopped watching for a while, then started again, but now I think I'll give it up for a bit again. Becuase I don't really enjoy it, and so what's the point of watching it? The writing is just getting dire.

5. God, I hate the World Cup. I think I am the only person in England who feels this way, but who cares. Even people who don't like football will watch some of it and want us to win. I want us to lose. I am so unpatriotic, it's laughable. I don't know, I've never felt very English or patriotic anyway and I don't give a crap about football, so why should I care if we win or not? I'm not sure why I'm so bitter, but I seem to keep going 'urgh' everytime I see someone with England flags on their car. I'm so horrible!
(I hope I now don't get a load of spam disisng me for saying this. But come on, I hate to break it to you, but sport isn't the most important thing in the world. It's a GAME.)

After that little rant, I will go because my lunch is ready.


Friday, June 09, 2006

Before my French Oral exam

There's good news and bad news:
The good news is that it is the last day of exams! Yippee!!!!
The bad news is that I still have my French orals to do, in like, an hour. EEEEK!!!

I still need to go over my answers a bit more, which is why this will be a short post.

1. I will hopefully be watching Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit sometime this weekend. If so, I will post a review on LCA as soon as I can.

2. So the baby wasn't Ryan's after all. Hmm. It had light brown hair though! How could it be Theresa and Eddie's? They both have, like, black hair. Weird. The writers just wanted to tie up that storyline neatly. There's so much they could have done with it though. Oh well. Oh yeah, and Anna is back! She looks cool with long hair.

3. Wow, my stomach is actually hurting with nervousness (is that a word?). Why am I getting so stressed out about this? (By the way, I'm talking about my French orals, not The OC. I may be lame, but I'm not THAT lame.) I'm going to log off now and revise to make me feel better (or not, as the case may be).


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The new blog

Well guys, here ends the movie rantings/reviews/analysing (actually I've never analysed a movie on here, but whatever), etc. on Inklings. All movie-related stuff (except movie stars and celebrities) will now be on Lights, Camera, Action!, my new, shiny, filmy, blog. For now, I will post the URL until I work out how to do a links thing on here. So here ya go:
The first review is up! - Chasing Liberty
(Yay! Only Physics, Drama and French orals to go then I am FREE of exams! To quote Livi, WOOT!)

Monday, June 05, 2006

Blog meme

Here's something I found somewhere on the net. I believe in blogspeak it's called a meme, but I'm not entirely sure. Anyway, you're meant to copy it onto your own blog and fill it in. So go on! Do it! (Livi, I expect to see this on your blog very soon...)

movie you rented = I have Chasing Liberty and Wallace and Gromit out on lovefilm at the moment.
movie you bought = I bought Scrubs last week but that's not a movie soooo... probably Practical Magic and About A Boy at a car boot sale a while ago!
song you listened to = Only Hope by Switchfoot
song that was stuck in your head = Kingdom Come (actually I think it's called '+') by Coldplay
cd you bought = Can’t remember. I buy DVDs a LOT more than I buy CDs.
person you called = My dad
person that called you = My friend Livi
tv show you've watched = Smallville, last night

you wish you could live somewhere else = I like the city I live in, but I can’t imagine myself living in England when I’m older.
you think about suicide = not for myself, no.
you believe in online dating = If you’re desperate
you like roller coasters = Yes, as long as they’re not too scary

long distance relationships = Depends on the couple
using someone = Against
killing people = Against!
teenage smoking = Against, you shouldn’t destroy yourself!
driving drunk = Against!
gay/lesbian relationship = For, if that’s the way you feel, fine by me.
abortion = Each to their own, but I’m for abortion if the baby would otherwise be born into an unstable life.
soap operas = For, just don’t watch too many.
war = Against

ever cried over a girl= Uh.. probably, but not in that way
ever cried over a boy = I don’t think so. Maybe.
ever been in a fist fight No, not a proper one. I’ve been in a slap fight with my brother!
ever been arrested = No

shampoo do you use =
Depends which house I’m at.
shoes do you wear = Simple trainers and Converses, etc.

of times I have had my heart broken? =
of hearts I have broken? = None. At least I guess so.
of scars on my body?= 3?

5 letter word: No idea. I don’t really have favourite words…
actor/actress: Zach Braff, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon... OK that's several.
Cartoon: None, I don’t like ‘em
Cereal: Honey Nut Shredded Wheat
Color(s): Blue, purple and pink
Day of the week: Friday
Flower: Forget-me-nots and daffodils.
Jello flavor: It’s jelly, and I don’t really care
Jewlery: The charm bracelet my friends got me for my 14th birthday
Season: Summer! I also like winter though. And autumn's quite nice too...

Slept in your bed:
Nobody. Me!
Made you cry: Not sure.
You went to the movies with: I haven’t been for months! I guess my dad, when we saw Junebug, but that's was AGES ago.
Yelled at you: Can’t remember. Probably my mum.
Sent you an email: The education coordinator from a theatre in my town. Hehe, very mysterious!

Gone out in public in your pajamas:
No, I don’t think so.
Cried during a movie: Oh yes. All the time!
Ever at anytime owned new kids on the block stuff: Nope. Am I missing out?
Planned your week based on the TV Guide: Um, yes.
Wished you were the opposite sex:
No siree.

What time is it now?: 2.17pm
Apples or bananas: Apples
Spring or Fall?: AUTUMN.
What are you gonna do after you finish this?: Um.. I might do some reading for English, but most likely I'll surf the net.
What was the last meal you ate?: Lunch. Pasta.
Are you bored?: Not really.

Do you believe in love at first sight?:
No, just lust.
Do you want children?: Definitely! Dominic, Caitlin, Seth and Hallie!
Most important thing to you in a friendship is: We can laugh about anything, anywhere.

Criminal record?:
No, I’m a good girl
Do you speak any other language?: Limited French, a tiny bit of German, a few words of Russian and I’m studying Ancient Greek.
Last book you read: The Catcher In The Rye. Which I still haven't finished.
Name some of your favorite things in your bedroom: In this room: My bed, my laptop, my movie posters.
Thing you dislike about yourself the most: Um, a lot of stuff. Personality or appearance? Nickname(s): Tallie, Tal, Talia, Nutella….. the list goes on.
Glasses/Contacts: Yup, I wear glasses. But I’m probably getting contacts this summer.
Braces: No, I’m lucky with my teeth
Do you get embarrassed: Yes, frequently. Whenever I’m walking through the hallways at school and I happen to talk about someone, they are always directly behind me. It is one of the unfortunate coincidences in this world.
What makes you happy?: Movies, being outdoors, my favourite TV shows, laughing.
What upsets you? Lots of stuff.

Thought you were going to die:
Not really.
Wanted to Run away: No.
Flunked a grade: What does that actually mean? But no.

Wow, that's was pretty long. Well there you go.

Tallie xx

Livi's blog

Bonjour mes amies!

Greek is finally over, now only French, English, Physics and Drama to go!

So, what's new?

1. I went camping with Claire on Friday and Saturday. It was very fun, we went bodyboarding in the sea and cooked kebabs on tent pegs 'cause we didn't have skewers! Amazing weather, too.

2. I have been really busy since I last posted so I haven't seen any new films or anything... I did see Smallville last night. Not quite sure what's going on, it's all very confusing, but the season finale is tonight so hopefully it will all be explained.

3. Tonight I'm having dinner with my dad and the editor of the BBC music magazine who wants to do an article on my dad's music foundation thingy. That's not actually very interesting, but I don't really have anything else to say.

4. Check out Livi's blog at -


Tallie xx