Oct. 18th, 2010 06:06 am
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My lovely cats woke me up at 4:30am this morning and for some reason I can't get back to sleep. So, instead I watched part 2 of Single Father and am now in a funny mood.

I'm loving it, mostly because I'm loving the hell out of David, but I really like the children too. Paul is my favorite of them because he reminds me of me at that age, and he's left-handed! He's sympathetic, in tune with the emotions of situations, and sensitive. I love watching how he reacts to things in such a different way than Evie and Ewan. I feel like teenage years are going to be tough for him, especially with Ewan's recklessness and big mouth to contend with.

It's funny though... the only thing I'm not really liking is the whole "I'm in love with my best friend's wife" plot. I'd much rather spend more time with the children and the finding of Lucy's father... or with Tanya and why she's working for her dad and wasn't in the first episode at all. In fact, if I hadn't seen so many interviews with David about the show, I would have been so much more confused as to why she calls him "dad" and then we never see her again. I thought I just misheard.

And speaking of not spending time with the children... Ewan delibrately messes his ankle up, Paul feels terrible about it, and not only does Dave stop caring after day 1, but so does the show! No wonder Ewan messed his ankle up... he wanted more airtime! The writers are giving him the same attention his father is. Right, Ewan, aww, you hurt your own ankle with a hammer, poor boy, OH SEX WITH DAVID TENNANT!!!!

Not that I'm complaining, I am enjoying the show, I promise. I think I'm just rebelling at the fact that I have to wait two more weeks to see the rest of the story. I'm much more of a complete story-arc at once person. I don't know how I would have made it through Buffy and Angel if I had been forced to watch on a week by week basis.

Edit: I forgot the other thing I wanted to mention. That self-indulgent fic I was talking about last time? It's up to around 7,500 words. 17 pages in MSWord. This is officially the longest thing I've ever written, and I'm not even halfway through yet. It's so strange to me as well, because I'm just letting it flow. I have everything worked out (more or less) in my head and am just writing it all down as if I'm dictating. I've never written like this before and I think it's because I've never LET myself. Either way, I'm very pleased with how it's going.

In other news, I looked into getting a work visa for the UK and learned that I'm probably not going to qualify. It's a point-based system that you have to answer questions for, and I only made 80 points. Granted I didn't fill in the question about the money I've earned in the past 15 months, but that's because technically, according to my government, I've really only made about $2000. The rest is in a non-taxable scholarship form... which I don't think counts. I haven't added it up, yet anyway. Also, they require a sum of about $5000 to be in my bank account for a period of no less than 3 months and not dropping below that amount. Which I don't have... though I could potentially dodge that hurdle with my mom's help. She said she'd be willing to help with that, anyway.

This is seriously depressing me though, because if I don't qualify, I don't go. While it's not a firm block right now, it's enough to make me realize that I need to start thinking about other things as well, instead of only planning for this. But I'd really sorta placed a lot of hope on this move, it feels like now is the right time, and being denied of completing a life-long dream only because of the concept of money is very sad. The thought of staying in theatre in America is so less appealing now... especially because it doesn't feel like it would be nearly as big of an adventure.

I even looked into the fact that I have English blood in my heritage to see if I could qualify for something different like that, but that only counts if it's a parent or grandparent. I guess John Alden of the Mayflower is a bit too far back, huh.
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