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Visited Mathilda for most of the week, and there was much film watching on the theme of comedies and/or musicals. In order:

Little Shop of Horrors (1986): I think I'd seen the older actual horror film it's based on long ago and thought this was it so it was not what I expected, but in a good way. Also, v. refreshing to see an American film with main characters who are not conventionally attractive.

Barbarella(1968): French-Italian science fiction film based on a comic about a scantily clad female space adventurer. Quite sexist (to be fair, most male characters are more or less equally incompetent as the main...), but visually interesting and tongue-in-cheek enough to be palatable. Also the death traps seem like they were designed by the Master on acid... I mean, death by budgies? I might have crossover ideas. Sentient lakes that give vast amount of energy in exchange for ~evil~ seem exactly like something he'd think worth pursuing and end up in trouble over too.

Släpp fångarne loss, det är vår! (1975): A Swedish farcical musical comedy that's also a commentary in favor of prison reform. A bit dated but cheerful and summery.

My Fair Lady (1964): I'd forgotten how long this film is... and tbh it made me miss the Finnish live production (Kotka Theater) I saw a couple of years ago. They had a Higgins who was actually kind of cute, and really underlined how dependent he was on the women in his life without realizing it, which helped. And I think there was some implication he realized what a douche he is at the end, unlike in the film. That said, some of the costumes are still cool, and the songs as well. I just found out that Eliza returning to Higgins in the end of Pygmalion was added by popular demand and against the original author's wishes, which... explains a lot. Also, Leslie Howard plays Higgins in 1938 Pygmalion film. I need to see this.

And lastly, Blades of Glory (2007), which is... what it is. Mostly watched because Mathilda is planning crossover arts with Five and Ainley!Master, in which theme, a quote:

(While discussing their trainer forbidding them from stepping on his Berber and Jimmy telling Chazz that's the carpet and not baby food.)
Chazz: "Who are you, the rug doctor?"
Jimmy: "Maybe I am!"
Chazz: "I'm the rug master!"

So that happened. Also some sketches.
Oh, and I bought The Invasion of Time (mostly so I can be pretty screencaps of Andred, no regrets) and started reading and borrowed Harvest of Time. UNIT BBIES.

Got back to my own lodgings yesterday, and nothing terrible had happened while I was away. Yesterday I went out to buy food, and today, I've washed laundry and done long-overdue banking and other money arrangements I've been too stressed to tackle for months. Vital things still to do: Pay for a Swedish ID card to start the process of getting one, put last year's uni books on sale (and look for new ones), call about a possible job and try not to die(oAo), get proof of studies and send to KELA in Finland and pay for new student card, I think. For starters. But most of these are not things that can be done on a sunday anyway, even if I felt like it.

I *should* probably neaten up the room but I feel like I'll just end up putting things in neater piles as there's nowhere proper to put them and it's not very motivating. Land people have been meaning to put in bookshelves since before I moved, but the bookshelf they got was too big and there's been talk of putting some up on the walls but it hasn't happened. I don't blame them for that but... it would be nice to have actual place for books, and other things too. Maybe I should visit Ikea and try to find boxes and things to store stuff better in what spaces I've got in my room, as the current furniture pretty much fills it up. At most I could maybe fit a tiny shelf under or beside the window and against the wardrobe. Also, could talk about this plan to land people to see if they'd be willing to pay for those things.

Unrelatedly, I looked at the clothes I chose for staying-in-day, and realized I'm basically wearing eighties scifi-casual.


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