Sunday, May 28, 2006

The end of an era

So ladies and gentlemen I'd like to thank you for coming here in the first place considering I haven't posted for many moons.

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But yes folks your high frilled host is making a comeback of sorts.

A lot has gone on recently and its going to take me some time to fill in all the gaps. But I'll list a couple of key events:

-I went out to vote for the first time which proved interesting

-I bought a car

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Its pretty awesome and has remote central locking. (HAH IN YOUR FACE JON)


I'll start by rounding up the most obvious of happenings, naturally things have been winding down (or up depending on your personal perception) at school as the dreaded exams draw closer. As a matter of fact I had one the other day which was went ok I feel. Still though thats one down four to go.

The first event in this spiral of denoument was the sixth form prom or ball or whatever you want to call it as long as it isn't Homecoming. WE DON'T HAVE THAT HERE AND WE DON'T WANT TO EITHER!

The night was fun and of course, as I would find with any night out, preparation needed to be done.

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I think the final result of which was worth the effort.

Then I made my way, with the help of my ever helpful yet annoying father. When I got there I was horrified to see that a beer costed £3!!!!!!!!! Daylight bloody robbery.

I was pleased however to see I was not alone but there were a few of me playas there

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Dan was there too and quite exicitable about the whole affair

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Rob and half of Jon was also there

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As too was Chris our guest of honour.

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Tom was there too but was nowhere to be seen for most of the night, on account of Poppy being there too. Ahem!

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Lewis and Helen then turned up as the party properly got started

The first part of the night involved just standing around a bit, prattling on about the usual drival. This was however until more people arrived and the alcohol began to take effect.

At this point the night becomes partially sketchy althought there were some key highlights:

1. Miss Scotland and other teachers doing that weird boat thing.
2. Nick and Matt in a wardrobe
3. Me having a drunken chat with Malysko, Saville and Glover
4. COLEGE! (An egyptian worker there who tried to throw me and rob out at the end as we went to the room Matt and Chris had rented for the night at the hotel.
5. Me losing and then finding my phone (not really a highligh true but it was something that happened)
6. Alex Haggart in a kilt
7. Kyrill in a bowler hat
8. Teachers being drunk and that
9. Us forming a circle whilst dancing and trapping Rachel in it
10. Getting a pint off Hughesie
Much merriment was had throughout the night

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Although a certain vegetarian tried to dampen the fun.

Me and Rob went to Matt and Nicks room (after the Colege incident obviously) and found the place was a hive of crazy activity

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I don't think anyone doesn't realise what Matt is doing here

I left shortly after and went to wait for the cab I booked. I was annoyed when it arrived 25 minutes late but I got away with paying less for the journey than I should have and the driver and me had a nice chat about how politics screws the middle classes over.

This being done means I can now move onto the next big events and more recent goings on.

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Although I'll take a small intermission first. This picture shows us taking advantage of a sleepy Nick.

Moving on to last Friday:

This was the famous leavers breakfast which was our last formal school event (aside from exam stuff). I took this oppertunity to drive to school for the first and only time (once again probably aside from exams). It went ok, although the traffic at the end of my road was irritating.

Then we arrived at the breakfast. I quickly found the others who were seated at one of the many ubertables. We were also joined by the now infamous Richard Hann. Obviously no one could honestly say piss off, never mind. Then the show (well I say show) began

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Breakfast, as had been promised, was served. The bacon rolls were quite tasty I thought.

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Ah Lewis ruined the picture for Dave it would seem

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Something Drew took considerable offense to.

To sum up the whole event; a majority of it was basically pictures of common room people and such. Basically the sort of people who take 4000 pictures of themselves and their jackanapes. Some other people got picture time but not as much. Everyone who joined in year 7 got shown though as they replayed the reel of photos taken 7 years ago. Much fun was had especially when Io came up which everyone responded to loudly.

Then Glover spoke of how Luke Robertson was a Zinusian and gave out numerous silly awards and then Northcott gave a short speech which gave the usual sort of ambitious encouragement we know him for.

So that was it after 14 years of formal education and 7 years at Langley it had come to an end.

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So we gathered as a complete group for one of the last times for a while. (well aside from Rob Tom and Nick)

After shaking a few teachers hands me Matt and Dan headed back to the Davemobile

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Some joker decided to park a similar car next to mine albeit this other one was older.

After an almost perfect return trip (I stalled at one point) I chilled at home until the time came to leave to see X Men the Last Stand.

What now follows is a review of the film:

X Men three follows on from the two successful and highly entertaining previous films on the Marvel Mutant heros led by Professor X (Patrick Stewart). Both had been previously directed by Brian Singer with great skill although this time round the role was filled by Brett Ratner as Singer is currently working on Superman returns.

The film starts off establishing the origins of Jean Gray (complete with Professor X's working legs) and the popular thus-far unmentioned character Angel. Then we are brought up to speed with the films dilemma. Basically a cure has been found which removes the powers of mutants and makes them 'human' once again. This is of course met with mixed responces by the mutant community. Especially polarised by Professor X (A Pacifist) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) who is more of a mutant extremist. As if that weren't enough Jean who died (supposedly) at the end of the last film appears alive again although a bit more deranged and with a tendancy to disintergrate those who cross her.

The film of course promised lots of flashy special effects, as one would expect from a comic book superhero film. This was its biggest draw. However possibly because of this it means we are given lots of new mutants who bring very little to the story but have cool powers which are used at least once.

This pathetic attempt at a plot arc is opitomised by the Angel subplot. Poor Ben Foster probably got no more than a paragraph of dialogue in the whole film and his character only appears maybe 2 or 3 times at all and even then he doesn't do much at all.
The same could be said of Nightcrawler in the last film however he did at least play an important part to the storys progression.
The film is full of plot holes like this. The worst being the Rogue-Iceman relationship. Which is shown to be struggling due to Rogue's inability to touch someone without killing them in the process.
To make matters worse there are some key character deaths and the whole thing seems to be another daft indignity to another. The whole thing flows like the putting together of an 1000 piece puzzel only to find that there are several important pieces missing and the picture on the box is highly misleading. The whole thing to modify one rediculous line is it's a bad story shielding itself in a cocoon of cool special effects.

That was not my time best spent. Later came the Railway followed by the Pickhurst with some others.

Yesterday was Chris's birthday outing. First came Pizza express where Rowan and Chris's antics almost got the police called. Then came an awkward journey home trying to keep chris from pissing of chavs and destroying gardens.

Finally we got to Toms where we could do that stuff without worrying about people watching.

A lot of random stuff went on there. Chris Stripped to his waist. Rowan and Chris threw coke everywhere.

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Cake was flung in all directions.

It was one crazy night

Well that about encompasses all the important stuff from the last month. A lot has gone on and its not possible to cover all of it. Still at least more recent issues got a mention. Still isn't it funny I pull the same face in most of my pictures.

PEACE OUT PLAYAS