I saw “Barbie” last night! (Wearing pink, of course.)
It’s a beautifully made and absolutely fascinating movie that I hope is dissected for years to come. I am mildly disappointed it didn’t feature my all-time favourite Barbie, though, the Jewel Hair Mermaid Barbie I had as a kid! Sadly no pictures exist of me with her but here’s what she looked like. I was OBSESSED with her golden tail.
The other fun thing was seeing all these reviews posted on the review board at the cinema! Said cinema was the Phoenix in Leicester and I love it, and I think more cinemas should have a review board.
I have thank god now recovered from my most recent bout of mental illness. Somehow, in the middle of it, I was able to drag myself to BritSciFi con at Leicester’s National Space Center and meet some people I’d always wanted to meet. Chief among them being Danny John-Jules:
We also got to talk to him a little and he sang part of the “Da-Doo” song he sings in Little Shop of Horrors. (Yes he was a background singer/dancer in that movie before landing Red Dwarf!)
We also got to talk to Peter Davison, David Bradley, and Norman Lovett, all of whom were lovely and humble. (Lovett said he didn’t even expect anyone to turn up for him, aww.) I asked Peter Davison if he was definitely going to be in Good Omens season 2 and he said yes, but under a lot of makeup so he might not be recognizable!
Here’s the autographs I got from them:
I also met some Daleks who were trundling about the place. The National Space Center did a really good job with this con!
Today the very last Pokemon episode with Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu aired. It’s like bidding farewell to old friends. Seems like a lot of people feel the same way?
When I was a small child using the name “pokeprincess” online (I was among the first generation to grow up on the internet, for better or worse, I mostly survived it) Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu were EVERYTHING to me. Look! Look at these terrible, beautiful “drawings” I did as a kid!
My room would’ve been a shrine to Pokemon if my parents had allowed it. But check out the posters!
My 35th birthday is just over a week away. It’s the 1st April and I discovered just yesterday that Ash’s first Pokemon episode aired in Japan on the 1st April too. So all this time I’ve been sharing a birthday with Ash Ketchum! What a great way to end the journey! Thank you guys. You really were the very best, like no-one ever was.
So things are a lot better this year than last year. I’m a freelance writer with The Mary Sue now which is fantastic! And I’m pretty sure my mental health has improved. Fingers crossed I can keep that up. I really, really hope so.
I stumbled across this old tweet thread I made, initially a stray thought on a Pokemon plushie sales tweet, and weirdly it seems to sum things up quite well.