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Rugby world cup
Oh my god. We won. 

The match finished over half an hour ago, and I think it's only just sunk in. Okay, it wasn't pretty, it wasn't spectacular, but England bloody won. Nail biting? I have no nails left at all after that last half of the match. And okay, I admit it; I'd written us off before it even started. I started watching the match convinced that Australia were going to slaughter us. I was wrong, and I'm  rather happy about that now. 

I'd intended to spend the afternoon writing. I'm still wandering around in a vaguely caffiene and adrenaline fueled daze at the moment after the rugby. Once I've calmed down and had some more tea I might be able to start writing. And I think all the neighbours in the other flats now know that I'm an England rugby fan (if they didn't before) after all the shouting. 

Current Mood: ecstatic ecstatic
Current Music: The Killers album: Hot Fuss

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munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: October 6th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does this mean I can't talk to you anymore?

*has a vague understanding that Australia was playing England in something or other today*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 6th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure we can rise above such petty things as sporting rivalries. Also, not that I actually watch cricket in the slightest, but I'm fairly certain that you kicked our arses at that last time we played.

I was thinking of you as I wrote this post actually, wondering if you were watching the rugby at all. Since you'd never commented on it at all, I'd assumed not.
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: October 6th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cackle*

I'm appallingly un-aussie when it comes to love of sports. If it isn't almost naked men high diving or fit bodies of either gender in gymnastics I don't even know the sport is on...

I do understand cricket, though, so they can't kick me out of the country... *says an aussie girl who can't explain the difference between rugby league and rugby union... except that the union boys wear skimpier shorts*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 6th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not exactly what you'd call a typical 'sports fan' either. There really aren't that many that I watch. Rugby is one of the them, and even that I only really bother with the international matches rather than the club level stuff. I'm also a big fan of Wimbledon. I won't say I'm a 'tennis fan', as Wimbledon is the only tournament that I pay attention to, but for that Wimbledon fortnight I do go a bit tennis mad.

I used to watch the ice hockey when the Nottingham Panthers were playing home games at Nottingham Ice Arena, and that was a lot of fun, but I haven't been for couple of years now. There's no one else round here who I know who likes ice hockey, and it's not as much fun going on your own. Also, last year I moved slightly further out away from the city so it's more of a faff to go into the city centre of an evening for such things.
entangled_now From: entangled_now Date: October 6th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was watching that!! I kept flicking between channels with no real expectation that we'd actually do it, and suddenly we'd done it! Very unexpected, and yet worthy of a Yay! nonetheless....
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 6th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, because we had such a very tiny lead, right up until the last second I was convinced that Australia was going to get a drop goal or something and snatch the game from us. I was so shocked when we actually won that I never actually got round to cheering at the end, it was more kind of a vaguely startled, "what? We won? How the hell did that happen?"
entangled_now From: entangled_now Date: October 6th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
it was more kind of a vaguely startled, "what? We won? How the hell did that happen?"

Yep, that was my reaction too. A sort of...how? when? I was watching but I wasn't really watching very strange, I think I forgot to cheer too.

*gives belated and slightly bewildered cheer*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 6th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*echoes belated and slightly bewildered cheer*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 6th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, and I heard it first here, and told Mr fb, who looked surprised and said, "we did?" and then changed from surprised to stunned.

We'd been underground all afternoon and missed the news on the drive back. Makes a change for me to hear news stuff before him :)

Glad you had a fun afternoon! And now 3Y maybe!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 6th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, hope you had a good day with the caving.

There was going to be 3Y after the rugby. Honest, there was. But then I got horribly distracted by DC 10, and then by 'Time Heals 6', which I've just finshed reading. I've been so spoiled for good fic this afternoon, and now it's nearly time for Robin Hood, and I haven't eaten yet. Must get some writing done later. I'm still hoping to have finished chapter one by the end of the weekend.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 6th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it was a lovely day. A sort of party trip which was a kind of book launch, boat race, re-enactment of "old times" underground event, involving loads of clubs, people etc and I saw loads and loads of old friends I haven't seen for absolute ages, and a lot of our club went as well. Great fun.

I think I'll watch Robin Hood as well and squee over Guy, who really is very pretty. The rest doesn't grab me too much but Guy + black leather is a winner. He flirts so well with Robin.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 6th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you had a good day.

Did you watch Robin Hood? Is it just me and have I been corrupted by reading too much slash fic, or was that episode completely stuffed full of slash potential, bdsm, and Guy of Gisborn being incredibly homoerotic with every single male character that he interacted with for the entire episode?

It might just be me. But I'm not convinced about that. Although, I do entirely agree about Guy in black leather. And he also has an accent not dissimilar to Sean Bean, which just makes him even more sexy in my opinion.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 6th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, it's not just you. This programme has been a mega-slashfest from Day One. Robin and Guy have flirted in the most shameless homo-erotic manner from their very first scene. Robin does nothing for me, but Guy is gorgeous. And yes, he has a seriously sexy voice.

But so few people seem to slash this pair. When I last had a vague wander over to the fic, there was stacks of Robin/Much, which bored the pants off me in most cases (and not in a hot pants-off way), and very little else.

Guy is such a tart and people, apart from us, clearly seem to ignoring his potential. Which is a shame because black leather should never be ignored. Maybe we could get Entangled_Now to write sword oil and black leather porn?

I watched it, but Mr fb loathes it and he's buggered off upstairs to work on some spreadsheets, leaving me alone to write Lester/Lyle slash. And other bits and pieces. I can't seem to turn the muse off at the moment and am in danger of getting fic-hyperactivity.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 6th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad it's not just me. I was starting to worry about my mind, and what I was reading into things. I can't believe there's no Guy/Robin slash out there. There has to be, it's such a blatant pairing. You're right, I'm sure Entangled_now is the person for the job, if there's to be any Robin Hood slash round here.

You have fic-hyperactivity? Surely this is a good thing, and should be encouraged. *sends encouraging bunny-shaped cookies*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 6th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you find any, let me know!!

If not, we will have to encourage some.
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