Tumblr has really enriched my life, it brought a bit of light into the dullness of everyday life. I’m just so frustrated right now, I tried to buy the tickets for the sherlock screening on 15th dec and I bought a membership for it. The tickets were sold out in 5 sec and I was sooo close to getting them. I sat in front of my pc for 1 1/2 hours and a friend let me down.
I mainly blame tumblr and of course my weak self control for not fulfilling my conditional offer from Cambridge and a lot of other academic failings. I have the feeling that nobody really cares or notices me on here and I can’t contribute anything but rubbish edits. Don’t get me wrong, I met great people but they mostly lost interest. Tumblr seems like a high school with popularity complexes to me and not very different from the real world, which I wanted to escape.
In conclusion, I’ll probably be on hiatus to concentrate more on uni and I’m not sure when I’ll return. Tumblr seems to make my life more difficult atm and I don’t think that should be the purpose.
Please give me any input or write me how you feel about tumblr, I love to discuss and analyse things. I’ll check my inbox in the next days in case anyone wants to write me but I won’t post for a while. I won’t delete my tumblr because I put a lot of work into it and I might return soon. Sorry for the long post, I’m on my phone.
There seems to be a lot of panic and angst in certain areas around the preview screening of The Empty Hearse at the BFI on 15 December. In case this helps at all I rang the BFI earlier just to scope out the situation, and what I was told is that the previews cinema seats approximately 450 people and 250 of those seats will be taken up by production staff, crew, press and guests - which is understandable since this is a preview/press screening and that’s who they’re primarily catering for.
This leaves around 200 seats free - which are effectively bonus seats available for other people to buy and get that sneak look at episode one a few weeks before it airs on TV. The 200 or so free seats are offered to BFI members first, who are limited to buying two tickets each. So assuming they all buy two, there are around 100 pairs of tickets up for grabs.
There are over 20,000 people with BFI membership. And all this afternoon the phone lines were packed with people joining just to get a chance at trying for some of those 100 pairs of tickets. Obviously many BFI members won’t be interested, but even if just a tiny fraction are and get in as soon as the sale opens, they are going to sell out in the blink of an eye. Getting a ticket will be a complete lottery even for members and it is very unlikely any will be left for public sale next week.
The nice BFI lady said that some tickets will inevitably get returned either because the set-aside tickets aren’t all taken up or because members buy them and then can’t attend, and these will be available as-and-when they get returned, but there will be no guarantee of when this is. It’s a case of ring up and see closer to the time - or even turn up on the day and see if any seats come free just before it starts. So those may be options for the particularly desperate if they aren’t lucky in the hunger games re-enactment due to take place tomorrow. Congrats in advance to the lucky 100-odd people who end up with tickets then, and I hope you all know how to keep a secret! (insert dire threat about anyone who spoils the reveal to me here)
And just to clarify to the few people who seem very angry that there’s any preview screening at all - the BFI isn’t doing this for megaprofts, and they’re not trying to ‘cheat’ everyone who can’t go along by doing this screening. They’re a charity who promote the development of film and TV in the UK, and host preview screenings of all sorts of things and put on Q&As regularly - which they often put clips or transcripts of up online. They’re a valuable cultural resource and if you live near to London and enjoy unusual films or getting the chance to ask cast and crew of all sorts of films and TV about their work, the BFI is the place to visit!
So yes the new series of Sherlock is all very exciting and lots of people are desperate to see the first episode, but there was always going to be an early press screening and preview a few weeks before the transmission date - that’s just how the promotion process for ‘event TV’ like this works. That’s also why there’s an element of ‘drip-feeding’ to BBC announcements, because they want to drum up interest and enthusiasm for the show before it airs. That’s amongst the wider public - not just fandom who have been on tenterhooks for months already! With this preview a few other lucky people might get to see it before you, but try not to let that devalue your enjoyment of it when you get to see it.
much easter dalmatian
that comforting noise
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unrest hate without straight hair
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The menu today at my uni dining hall tonight: fishfingers with custard
The first chance to see the new series of Sherlock will occur this year.
On Sunday December 15 2013 at 13:00GMT, the British Film Institute will show S3E1: The Empty Hearse in a public screening at the National Film Theatre on London’s Southbank, ahead of the yet to be announced first…