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01 December 2010 @ 02:17 pm
Picspam: 10 Things That Make PinkFairy727 Happy  
This is partially inspired from the emotion challenge currently going on at picspammy. Mostly, however, it's just something to remind me that there are good things around when I'm feeling a bit down in the dumps.

Spoilers for series 2 of Glee (specifically 2x06-2x08), Eastenders, and possible minor spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

So, in no particular order, I would like to present:

A Picspam of 10 Things That Make pinkfairy727 Happy.

#1 - Kurt and Blaine (Glee)

Everybody, meet my new OTP. Kurt has always been my favourite of the Glee kids - flinching every time you see one of the cool kids? Being surrounded by oddballs who sympathise with your differences, but don't really understand what you're going through? Yep, I totally relate with Kurt. Kurt deserves to be happy and as long as this happens in the show I'll be happy.

...But, if he could be happy with Blaine, because they are all kinds of adorable - and I'm completely in love with Teenage Dreams - well that would just be perfect.

#2 - Glee E2S08 - FURT

Oh, how much did I need this episode last week. I admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the themed episodes - Rocky Horror, the Britney and Madonna ones, etc - but FURT was everything I loved about Glee. It made me sing, it made me laugh and it made me cry. I doubt I will ever watch Finn singing Just The Way You Are without shedding at least one tear. Also, Burt remains, with the possible exception of Sue, my favourite non-Glee character on this show.

#3 - London

I love London, and not just because loads of my mates live within an hour from Kings Cross. I love the West End, I love looking at all the craft stalls at Covent Garden, I love walking along the river past Westminster and then up to Trafalgar Square and I am physically incapable of walking past Piccadilly Circus at night without trying to take a picture.

Some of my favourite memories from London - going to Wembley when I was 7, watching Durham thrash Hampshire in the Friends Provident trophy, crying my way through the entire 2nd act of Les Mis, pheonix_angel89 and I failing to work a shower properly in a travelodge, West End Live, plus various other theatre trips with LJ Peeps...

I &hearts London.

#4 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

I think my reaction to the new Harry Potter film can be summed up in one sentence - I CAN HAVE PART 2 NOW, YES?!

Definitely my favourite film so far. And yes, I cried. Twice.

#5 - Legally Blonde The Musical

When my friend first told me they were doing a Legally Blonde musical I laughed. Then I saw 'OMIGOD YOU GUYS!' on Children in Need. Then angelzbabe1989 showed me the MTV broadcast of the show, which is still floating around on YouTube somewhere. I was hooked.

Since then I've seen Legally Blonde four times - not bad for a girl who lives closer to Scotland than she does London. (The fact that I've fallen head-over-heels in love with Alex Gaumond who plays Emmett has absolutely nothing to do with this. Honest...) Legally Blonde is my favourite 'feel-good' musical ever and I'm forever singing the songs. I defy anybody to see this musical and not leaving feeling a little bit happier than when they entered.

#6 - Sunderland AFC

With the exception of one of my teddy bears, Sunderland are my first true love. They drive me insane, they never do things the easy way and they've become masters at defying people's expectations. But, no matter how much they make me scream and no matter how much I complain about standing around in the cold for hours before kick-off I'll still always be a Sunderland fan.

#7 - Christian and Syed (Eastenders)

If several months ago you'd told me I'd start watching a soap, I'd have laughed. And possibly request that you book an appointment with your local psychologist. Now, however, I seem to have been pulled into Eastenders, thanks to these two being completely adorable.

(No, seriously, the amount of hair-playing and giggling and general cuteness these two show is ridiculous. This is when they're not making each other cry, of course. This is still Eastenders.)

#8 - Pink

My love of colour, especially pink, is an on-going argument between me and my sister. Last year I bought a bright pink hat and scarf to go with my black coat, and I think just looking at the hat makes my sister's eyes water. But I don't care. My life is depressing enough as it is, so I always make sure I've got something colourful on - just to try and make my life that little bit brighter. It can be anything from one of my funky pink scarves to my purple boots or my red winter coat.

#9 - Garfield

I have no idea when I first fell in love with Garfield, but what's not to love? He says things that most of us only ever dream about, he hates dieting and he's got a hilarious group of companions. (I bet I'm not the only person who knows somebody like the self-obsessed kitten, Nermal.) Garfield is fat and lazy and a little bit mean when it comes to people (dogs, etc) like Odie, but when he wants nothing more than a hug off his teddy bear how can you not love him?

#10 - Home

As much as I love London, I always love coming home. I love going through York station and knowing I'm officially back in the North. I love getting that first glimpse of either The Angel of the North or Penshaw Monument and knowing I'm home. I love Newcastle at Christmas when the Christmas market takes over Grey's Monument and all the lights go up and I love walking across campus and admiring all the old red-brick buildings. No matter where I go and how much I enjoy being away, Newcastle is always home.

Resources: #4, #5, #6, #9. All other images are taken from my own camera, screen-caps or where made by myself.
Current Location: Elvish City
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Number 6missdarksoul on December 1st, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
You really found all the best photos of Blaine that make it look like he's completely in love with Kurt! They are my OTP too. They are cute and sweet and honestly I have seen to many closeted story lines recently (Christan and Syed for one though I love them) and would love to see to out and proud gay characters dating.

Also I love Christian and Syed and sadly soap operas do seem to have the really great gay characters (Christian/Olli!).

HP7 was so amazing, dobby's death broke my heart :(
pinkfairy727: Eastenders - Christian/Syed Heartpinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
I've seen HP7 twice now and Dobby made me cry both times.

I, too, would love to see some more storylines about out characters dating, which is why I'm enjoying the current Christian/Syed storyline now they're finally together properly.

Kurt/Blaine are the cutest things I've seen since...well, probably Christian and Syed finally got together and were all cute and adorable!
Number 6missdarksoul on December 1st, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
I can't blame you, when I first read the 7th book I cried and could not continue reading for a while, book dobby was one of my favourites :(. However Dobbys line 'i don't wish to kill only maim or seriously injure' was one of the best lines of the movie. Dobby :(

Yes but Christan/Syed was such an up hill long long dragged out storyline.
The nature of soap operas I know I know I love were they are now of course but god it took a long time.

pinkfairy727: Eastenders - Christian/Syed Domestic Godpinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Pretty much all of my favourite characters got killed off, but Dobby was the one that really got to me when I was reading the book.

I giggled so much at the 'only maim or seriously injure' line.

I kind of cheated with Christian and Syed. I only started watching just as they were getting together in June and just went back and watched all of the clips that just had those two in. I, thankfully, didn't really have to go through the long dragged out storyline.
Number 6missdarksoul on December 1st, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Sirius was the worst death for me :( Dobby was a close second. I really doubt I won't cry in the last movie with all the death.

You are lucky I watched it (well just clips) from pretty early on, it got very frustrating and I just wanted to scream at them to get there act together. The wedding was the worst part of it.

I love your Christian/Syed icons by the way!
lucie caboosiewhenidance on December 1st, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
came from k_b

Also, I am totally listening to the Legally Blonde soundtrack right now and working on a fic where Kurt goes on a tirade, calling himself the Elle Woods of Dalton.
pinkfairy727: Legally Blonde - Emmetpinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Re: came from k_b
Kurt would TOTALLY be the Elle Woods of Dalton. I can just see him trying to push the uniform to its maximum so he can express himself.

The Legally Blonde soundtrack is one of my all time favourites, especially the London one. 'There! Right There!' cracks me up every time.
lucie caboosiewhenidance on December 1st, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Re: came from k_b
now I need to track down the London one, I only have the US one!
dancing in the headlights and the rain: Warblers Are Particularly Good Findersmisprinting on December 1st, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Awww I came for the Kurt/Blaine but then it turns out that you're from the same place as me! I'll ignore the Sunderland AFC part, because, ya know! But yay! A fellow lover of all things Newcastle related! Coming home on the train and seeing the angel of the north and going across the tyne bridge always gives me such a thril!

pinkfairy727: British - England Car Flagpinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Lol, thank you for not holding my diabolical taste in football teams against me :P

I love coming home on the train. I always end up humming Blaydon Races to myself as I'm coming over the bridge. And as soon as I hit Durham I always start looking out for local landmarks that I recognise. &hearts
dancing in the headlights and the rainmisprinting on December 1st, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
You are very much welcome! Lol.

Ahhh Blaydon Races. Yeah, I love landmark spotting on my way home, but I only ever come back on the train in the dark at the minute, which is very pretty but makes landmark spotting fairly difficult. Annoyance! <3
happyinchintz72happyinchintz72 on December 1st, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
YOU'RE A GEORDIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


... and you support Sunderland, wow :P

Awwww awesome.
I literally smile like a lunatic when I come home and see the Quayside and the Baltic all lit up!
I live in Yorkshire so it's always aaaaamazing coming home!!
AWW HEY FELLOW KURT/BLAINE lover who is from the best damn city on the face of the Earth <3

PS: Legally Blonde's amazing fun isn't it? Saw it in February and met Sheridan and Duncan and Jill afterwards - BRILLIANT fun.

pinkfairy727: Glee - Kurt/Blaine Pinkpinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)

Yes, I'm one of those weird Geordies who got suckered into supporting the other team and now I can't break the curse :P

I love seeing the Millennium Bridge when it's all lit up in different colours. It always makes me go - 'Yep, I'm home now.'

You're also a fellow Kurt/Blaine lover from up here?! Doesn't really get much better than that, does it? *high fives you*

I only got to meet Duncan and Jill at the CD singing when they released the soundtrack, but I've had my photograph taken with Alex and Sheridan a few times *beams* <3
RomyKateromykate on December 1st, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Kaine is my complete OTP, I refuse to believe that they won't get together at some point <3

I also adore London. I would never live there because it's such a novelty whenever I do go because it's got such diversity.

And Christian and Syed are so cute. I don't watch Eastenders, I can't stand it but I think it's a positive thing to be showing, especially after Zainab's reaction to it initially.

Newcastle looks lovely. I should venture up there some day ^_^
pinkfairy727: Eastenders - Christian/Syed Kisspinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't live in London because I'd get so frustrated at not being able to go to the theatre every night.

I'm living in hopeful expectation for Kurt and Blaine getting together.

I tend to flit in and out of Eastenders. I'll watch it if I know Christian and Syed are on, otherwise I just tend to watch an episode now or then.

I love Newcastle, but I wouldn't come up any time soon. We've got far too much snow! :P
RomyKateromykate on December 1st, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
It'd be nice to see some proper snow; we have about 2mm at the moment.
hobbleithobbleit on December 1st, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
love the picspam but especially the Sunderland one :D

As a lifelong Sunderland fan it made me smile. and all the north-east pics, makes it feel like home
pinkfairy727: Football - Gordon Shoutpinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
You're a Sunderland fan?! HEE! *hugs you*

I love living in the North-East, I don't think I'd ever move away. It would cost me too much to get up for football :P
hobbleithobbleit on December 1st, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
aye, love Sunderland although they do drive a person crazy.

I love the north-east too (despite all the recent snow :D), can't imagine living anywhere else
Biting Moopie: Hypnotoad by lezopez on ljbiting_moopie on December 1st, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Here via kurt_blaine - awesome picspams! Thank you for sharing your joy. I am smiling so much now! And pink is also my favourite colour, so double yay!
pinkfairy727: Glee - Emma Yaypinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! If you're smiling then as far as I'm concerned it's Mission: Accomplished :)
Kironomikironomi on December 1st, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
oh, my!
This is total love!
pinkfairy727: Football - Huddlepinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Lyra500lyra500 on December 1st, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Love your Christian and Syed picture set - would really love it if you felt like sharing it at my little community but of course its up to you. :)
pinkfairy727: Eastenders - Christian/Syed Hand Holdingpinkfairy727 on December 1st, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
I'd love too. buds_of_may, isn't it?
Lyra500lyra500 on December 1st, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Love it! Thanks :)
Emma: Chryedmarkowensbabe on December 1st, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
I love your pic spam! XD Especially the Harry Potter and Chryed ones! XD
I also love the new HP film .. and yes, it made me cry too! lol i'm really looking forward to seeing Part 2! XD They ended it in such a good way! Was such a big cliff-hanger!

And Chryed are just absolutely gorgeous! I've watched EastEnders for years and i've never loved a couple as much as i love Chryed! =P Thank you for sharing with us! XD

Love Emma xoxox
pinkfairy727: Eastenders - Christian/Syed Settee Hugpinkfairy727 on December 15th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
The new film is definitely one of my favourites. I can't wait for part 2!

Chryed are adorable! I've never liked soaps, but Chryed dragged me into Eastenders when I wasn't looking!
linsey: LB - so much better legally blondeindehed on December 1st, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
I love a few of the things on your list ;)

You want someone to go to London with for a musicals weekend then let me know, lol... I've seen Legally Blonde, was worried Sheridan wouldn't be anywhere nea as good as Laura Bell Bundy (i love her) but she was very good and the london production is awesome :)
pinkfairy727: Legally Blonde - Emmetpinkfairy727 on December 15th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
I adore Legally Blonde, it's just so happy and bouncy. *hums So Much Better*
Emily Kellysporkyforky on December 2nd, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
oh wow, England is so pretty! I'm totes American, so no pretty buildings for me :[ so jealous haha

and Blaine and Kurt are pretty too!
pinkfairy727: Glee - Kurt/Blaine Hand Holdingpinkfairy727 on December 15th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
awww! You guys have some pretty places too!

Kurt and Blaine are my new OTP, they're just so adorable together.
Laurie: C & S gazestargazer60 on December 3rd, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Love this! Glee is awesome....

I loved HP&tDH..

and yeah....some British Soap has taken over my life....
pinkfairy727: Eastenders - Christian/Syed Lookpinkfairy727 on December 15th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
yeah, I'll neber live down that I've started watching a soap. I hate soaps! The things I do for the pretty :P

Only one week into Glee's Christmas break and I'm already suffering withdrawl symptoms!