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    (Original post by JRaphael)
    Well, I always found Chemistry interesting, but after 4 years of doing it I lost any passion for it. I did some performing in my final year at uni, decided I really liked it, and one of my friends suggested that I do the MA in Music (which he had done the year before without music qualifications himself). It was a specialisation in Vocal Studies, and I took up acting and so on while I was studying...

    Likes... spicy foods, black coffee, theatre, working too hard, staying up late, comedy (favourite comedian: Dara O'Briain), Grey's Anatomy, British TV (from Blackadder to Black Books), Radio 4 (when I get the chance), musicals, et cetera.
    Dislikes... smoking, failing technology, picky people (though grammatical pedantry I'm oddly fine with, I mean more those people who miss the spirit of what I'm saying and get hung up on one tiny detail), sitting still for long periods of time, groups of people who walk slowly and occupy the whole pavement.
    Guys... celebrity-wise: Jamie Bamber, David Tennant, Jensen Ackles, Jake Gyllenhaal. Typically go for straight-acting guys (I have a moderate tolerance for campness but not in high doses), interesting eyes and good hair are important. Attitude-wise, ambition is really attractive (even without money or status), and I like a cleaner sense of humour (dark, insightful, clever and cutting is great, not so much into crude/toilet humour).

    :cool:
    I like you already. Black Books, Dara O'Briain and Jensen Ackles :love:

    (Original post by trm90)
    And yer, the weather is ****** up over here as well. It's warm and breezy but the skies are 'pregnant with rain' as my dad says. Bleh.
    Which roughly translates to: "At some point soon, it's going to piss it down".
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    (Original post by trm90)
    ISIC? What's that? What happened to NUS? :eek:

    Have fun watching Inception, the reviews say it's great! And yer, the weather is ****** up over here as well. It's warm and breezy but the skies are 'pregnant with rain' as my dad says. Bleh.
    I'm gap yearing, so I'm not actually at university at the moment. ISIC is some international thing, but apparently they are useful, rather than just a random card ignored the world over. And they accept the UCAS letter saying I have a deferred place, so I can use it on my travels.
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    (Original post by Laertes)
    Yeah, not too bad. How's real-life been treating you then?
    Pretty well, just busy as anything. Yourself?

    Did I miss any meets that any of you went to after all?
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    (Original post by Jinxy)
    Pretty well, just busy as anything. Yourself?

    Did I miss any meets that any of you went to after all?
    Yeah, you missed a London meet a few months back. There was a Manchester meet planned, that's more or less collapsed though.
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    (Original post by JRaphael)
    Well, I always found Chemistry interesting, but after 4 years of doing it I lost any passion for it. I did some performing in my final year at uni, decided I really liked it, and one of my friends suggested that I do the MA in Music (which he had done the year before without music qualifications himself). It was a specialisation in Vocal Studies, and I took up acting and so on while I was studying...
    How did you get onto the MA in music? I'd love to do a masters in music, but surely getting onto the place and getting funding must be really hard?
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    (Original post by Laertes)
    I like you already. Black Books, Dara O'Briain and Jensen Ackles :love:
    Mmm. A moment please for Jensen Ackles. :adore:

    (Original post by dbmag9)
    You sound like a sensible chap. :yep: I should warn you, there may be some crude humour here (on the obvious themes). :p: Stay anyway, though.
    Heh, I don't mind it that much. I'll think about it. Hmmmmmmmmmmokay.

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    (Original post by Bezzler)
    How did you get onto the MA in music? I'd love to do a masters in music, but surely getting onto the place and getting funding must be really hard?
    It's supposed to be. I don't really know how I got in, but I think it was largely to do with the strength of my entrance essay, and my first in my previous subject (get a first in your undergrad and people generally let you do what you want after that, academically anyway). My supervisor (also director of the course) said that if my performance quality wasn't up to scratch then I could extend my essays instead, but fortunately I passed all of my recitals, so it never came to that.
    The funding wasn't so bad; it was £3,300 for the year (compare this to the course I'm starting this year at Central, which is costing me £11,000 because I had a previous MA). Fortunately because I've done part-time work on and off since I was 16 and my parents have been saving for me (only child syndrome) I've been fine financially up until this point, but this year is going to be the financial kicker.
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    (Original post by JRaphael)
    Mmm. A moment please for Jensen Ackles. :adore:

    Heh, I don't mind it that much. I'll think about it. Hmmmmmmmmmmokay.
    Yay! *cough* fresh meat *cough*
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    OH MY GOD! I have wanted Michael Harper to be gay for years! I always had a crush on him! Even though it's clearly a clichéd storyline from writers flogging a long-dead horse, I don't care, it makes me happy
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    (Original post by Bezzler)
    OH MY GOD! I have wanted Michael Harper to be gay for years! I always had a crush on him! Even though it's clearly a clichéd storyline from writers flogging a long-dead horse, I don't care, it makes me happy
    WHAT?! For reals? I've been saying (to myself) for years that he was blatantly gay. Partly because I fancied him quite a bit. My gaydar is ******* epic.

    Awkwardly enough, my parents always say that he's basically me. Guess they were more right than they thought. Thinking about it, my life is scarily similar to My Family.
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    Michael Harper is gorgeous, and fit. And I think I read somewhere once that the actor was gay in real life, but I doubt that's true. Sadly.
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    Michael Harper is gorgeous, and fit. And I think I read somewhere once that the actor was gay in real life, but I doubt that's true. Sadly.
    I think it might be true. I remember seeing photos of him what was alleged to be his boyfriend a while back. He's looking very fit in the current series too.
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    (Original post by icysquall)
    I think it might be true. I remember seeing photos of him what was alleged to be his boyfriend a while back. He's looking very fit in the current series too.
    Yeah, he is.

    I just watched the episode, and a few things I noticed:

    1. It's an incredibly badly acted show. I'd never noticed before
    2. Michael's hair is incredibly lopsided
    3. This is the first thing I've ever watched that actually dealt with the issues properly. Despite the ham-fisted attempt at making the skin-head bigot chucking out his gay son represent all the homophobes in the country, it actually did what dozens of soap storylines haven't.
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    (Original post by icysquall)
    I think it might be true. I remember seeing photos of him what was alleged to be his boyfriend a while back. He's looking very fit in the current series too.
    Yeah, he is.

    I just watched the episode, and a few things I noticed:

    1. It's an incredibly badly acted show. I'd never noticed before
    2. Michael's hair is incredibly lopsided
    3. This is the first thing I've ever watched that actually dealt with the issues properly. Despite the ham-fisted attempt at making the skin-head bigot chucking out his gay son represent all the homophobes in the country, it actually did what dozens of soap storylines haven't.
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    Yeah, he is.

    I just watched the episode, and a few things I noticed:

    1. It's an incredibly badly acted show. I'd never noticed before
    2. Michael's hair is incredibly lopsided
    3. This is the first thing I've ever watched that actually dealt with the issues properly. Despite the ham-fisted attempt at making the skin-head bigot chucking out his gay son represent all the homophobes in the country, it actually did what dozens of soap storylines haven't.
    The acting is markedly worse in this series. I've read that Zoe Wanamaker and Robert Lindsay have taken issue with the poor quality of the writing, so that might explain partly why it's so dreadful.

    Still, Gabriel Thompson is fit and is now my imaginary boyfriend.

    I hope my parents watched this episode, might soften the blow when I come out.
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    I'm all organised and ready for Glasgow Pride tomorrow!

    Yay! Sweet dreams gays! x
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    Enjoy!
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    This is too early in the morning.
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    This is too early in the morning.
    I had a wonderful lie in until 09.00 :p:
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    I only woke up an hour ago :p:
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    I only woke up 40 minutes ago.

    Inception was very good; I recommend it. Afterwards we went to a stupidly expensive pub, and then I went home (a few went clubbing, but I couldn't really be bothered). Was a decent evening, though.
 
 
 
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