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...tromana
31 December 2013 @ 10:21 am

This post will compile a list of all the shows I see, TV/film I watch, books I read and new albums (to me) I listen to throughout this year. For the most part, reviews will remain public, apart from for live shows.

January 2013

Books
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

TV
Once Upon a Time: 2x10: The Cricket Game
The Mentalist: 5x11: Days of Wine & Roses
The Mentalist: 5x12: Little Red Corvette
The Mentalist: 5x13: The Red Barn (coming soon)

February 2013

Books
Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Theatre
The Woman in Black - 12/02/13

TV
Vegas 1x01: Pilot
The Mentalist 5x14: Red in Tooth and Claw (coming soon)
Vegas 1x02: Money Plays

Film
Les Miserables

March 2013

Books
Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult

Theatre
The Ladykillers (07/03/13)
Midnight Tango (23/03/13)
A Tailor Made Man (26/03/13)


TV
The Mentalist 5x15: Red Lacquer Nail Polish (coming soon)
The Mentalist 5x16: There Will Be Blood (coming soon)
The Mentalist 5x17 Red, White & Blue: (coming soon)
The Mentalist 5x18: Behind the Red Curtain (coming soon)
Doctor Who 33bx01: The Bells of Saint John

Music
Flags - Brooke Fraser

April 2013

TV
Doctor Who 33bx02: The Rings of Akhaten
The Mentalist 5x19: Red Letter Day (coming soon)
Doctor Who 33bx03 Cold War
The Mentalist 5x20: Red Velvet Cupcakes (coming soon)
Doctor Who 33bx04 Hide
The Mentalist 5x21: Red and Itchy (coming soon)
Doctor Who 33bx05 Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Books
The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett

Theatre
Starlight Express (20/04/13)
The Mousetrap (25/04/13)


Music
Before I Sleep - Bo Bruce (coming soon)

May 2013

Books
Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynne Truss

TV
Doctor Who 33bx06: The Crimson Horror
The Mentalist 5x22: Red John's Rules
Doctor Who 33bx07: Nightmare in Silver
Doctor Who 33bx08: The Name of the Doctor


Music
Golden - Lady Antebellum
English Rain - Gabrielle Aplin
Only Teardrops - Emmelie de Forest

Theatre
Noises Off - 24/05/13

June 2013

Theatre
The Rocky Horror Show - 08/06/13

Books
Harlequin - Bernard Cornwell
American Death Songs - Jordan Harper

Gigs
Bo Bruce - 22/06/13

Music
Rose Tinted Girl - Ceris Hine
The Shocking Miss Emerald - Caro Emerald

Games
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

July 2013

Films
Wreck-It Ralph
Despicable Me

Books
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World - Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman
Covenant by Dean Crawford
Gone by Michael Grant
Hunger by Michael Grant

Theatre
Evita - 17/07/13

August 2013

Books
Lies by Michael Grant
Plague by Michael Grant

Film
Despicable Me 2

 
 
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...tromana
03 July 2014 @ 02:46 pm

Hello friends,

As you may or may not know, I have been trying to become a published author in a number of ways. I have completed a couple of novels, which I am currently working on. In the meantime, I've been writing short stories.

These short stories, I have compiled into an anthology of ten short stories. There's a number of different genres covered and I hope there's something that everyone can enjoy.

But, I can't publish it on my own. Due to my health and my financial situation, I need support.

This is where you come in.

I have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for this anthology, entitled Odds & Socks. I would be honoured and hugely grateful if you were to support it. It would also be an immense help if you could spread the word, let the world know and encourage others to support this project of mine.

I have so many more stories in me. Most of them are much longer than those compiled in Odds & Socks. This anthology is just the start.

But every start needs a support.

Thank you in advance.

Tracie xxx

Click HERE to go to the Kickstarter Campaign Page!

 
 
...tromana
28 December 2013 @ 02:30 pm

I have just set up an e-mail account exclusively for newsletters etc. relating to my novels and original writing. If you are interested in becoming a test reader for my novel, you need to sign up to receive these newsletters. I will also be sending exclusive short stories which are set in the same world as my novel series, so you can get to know the subsidiary characters too.

Alternatively, if you just want to receive the newsletter with no additional requirements, that would be awesome too. That way, I’ll be able to keep in direct contact with my potential readers and maybe throw a few exclusives your way too!

Please just comment with your name and e-mail address so I can add you to the mailing list. If you do not want to add your e-mail address on this post, please just message me it. After I have your e-mail address, I’ll drop you an e-mail from my new account. All you have to do is then reply with what level of subscription you are interested in receiving!

I hope you want to join me on this exciting journey.

Tracie x

 
 
...tromana
19 August 2013 @ 12:18 pm
Okay, so... here's the thing. My depression hit rock bottom and the additional trigger of spoiler wars turned me completely off fandom. It meant I switched off, stopped reading fanfic, stopped writing it, stopped going on Paint It Red, stopped doing everything. I already had a backlog of fics that have been written especially for me which I am yet to read. There may also be stories that you have wanted me to read which I haven't gotten around to yet. If this admission fits any of these criteria, please - leave a link to the fic in this post and/or e-mail it directly to me! It's about time I showed you the thanks you deserve for doing these kind things for me.

In addition to this, I want to say another thank you. Thank you for your support. During this tough time, it's hard for me to pull myself out of the black hole that is depression. Things are slowly getting better, but it is hard for me to claw my way out of it. Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a little brighter. On other occasions, it is almost extinguished again. It all depends on what is happening to me, and how I am feeling on any specific day. But, knowing you are here for me, hearing your kind words of support, really really do help. It's something I need... it reminds me that I am less alone. Thank you.
 
 
...tromana
05 June 2013 @ 04:43 pm
I am feeling a lot better today. Well, by a lot, I mean less nausea, I can totally tolerate sunlight and loud sounds and my head feels less painful. However, I also feel exhausted because I slept really badly. But, I think this is definitely the tail end of the migraine so I can go back to work in the morning and I won't have to listen to my boss prattle on about how difficult it is to get cover and how much they need me and how much I 'cannot' be sick with that same migraine still.

Otherwise? I am seeing Rocky Horror again at the end of this week. I'm so excited! I just want to drag out my labcoat so I can do a futile attempt at dressing up for the event. I love this musical so much! And in addition to seeing Bo Bruce for my birthday, I now also have tickets for myself, my mum and a couple of friends to go and see Evita. The only downside to it is that Marti Pellow (ugh) is in it. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of seats that were left - I managed to get the second cheapest ticket price for us, which was very good for my credit card! I thought, by now, it would have been mostly sold out to Marti Pellow fans. However, although Pellow is in it and I am no fan of his 'acting' and not all that impressed by his singing either (he should learn to warm up properly, seriously!), Evita is one of those musicals I have wanted to see for a long while and now I get to see it! Yay! This year has been a really good year for touring companies. I've only been to the West End once this year and I'm not even sure I'll be going again. (Though, I'll definitely want to make a return trip to Wicked after cast change... but cast change is in November, so it'll probably be 2014 by the time I'm back there. However, in saying that Kim was saying that she and Dad would quite like to meet me and Gary in London one weekend to see a show so hmm...)
 
 
...tromana
01 June 2013 @ 08:16 pm

From little_firestar
WIP Meme:
Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous. Ask about one and I'll tell you something about it, or post a snippet, or both.

My WIPs folder:
Bed of Nails
Fall to Grace collection
Memoirs
No Space for Air
Red Letter Days
The Broken Road Ahead - Notes on a Journey 5
The Long Journey Home - Notes on a Journey 6
Two Roads Diverged - Notes on a Journey 4
Unbound
Black Ice
Cho POW story
Lisbon blind for monthly challenge
Insanity
Dancing in the Dark

 
 
...tromana
01 June 2013 @ 07:12 pm
I still want to rewatch the season 5 Mentalist episodes and review them properly. However, for everything else, I need to catch up on and do some succinct reviews. I'll probably give the Bo Bruce, Gabrielle Aplin and Emmelie De Forest albums another proper listen through before commenting on them. Listening at work just doesn't quite cut it. I also have two Taylor Swift albums somewhere and the Emeli Sande album to actually listen to for the first time as well. But it'll all come in time. For now...

Doctor Who 33bx05 to 33bx08Collapse )

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne TrussCollapse )

Golden - Lady AntebellumCollapse )

Noises Off - 24/05/13Collapse )
 
 
...tromana
06 April 2013 @ 09:30 pm
There was a lot I loved about this episode.Cut for rambles and spoilersCollapse )
 
 
...tromana
06 April 2013 @ 09:49 am
OKAY THEN. As there's a new episode tonight I should stop delaying my comments on this and stuff. So, here we go. Bullet point ahoy:
Spoilers!Collapse )
 
 
...tromana
05 April 2013 @ 02:27 pm
Not really.

Well sort of not really.

It was an accident.

On her birthday, I took her to see Midnight Tango at the local theatre which I covered nicely just here. The driver's side window on Mum's car doesn't work... so when we left the multi-storey, I had to get out, put the ticket in the machine and get back in again. All good fun. Except, when I was climbing back in, I had my right leg in the car and her foot slipped off the clutch at exactly the same moment. So, the car rolled back and hit my knee.

And it's still hurting today. So.... went to the doctor's after two days' worth of pain (thanks to two shifts at work). I've sprained the ligament between my kneecap and lower leg. And then I got told I have to have total bedrest for a fortnight. They'll love me at work because now, I have to have two weeks off. But it's either that or have this becoming a persistent problem where I am not going to be able to work for even longer.

Even so, blargh. Pain.