It was such horrible news to read about Chester Bennington. While… - Saving the Vorwuls since 3289 a cage!
It was such horrible news to read about Chester Bennington. While I've never been fannish about them, Linkin Park have always been a band I've enjoyed and loved. Hybrid Theory has been one of my most favourite albums for a very long time, and while their later works didn't hit the spot so hard, I still enjoyed them all, and looked forward to every new release. And now Chester's gone. My thoughts are with his family and friends, and all who loved him.

In a complete subject change. I've seen Dunkirk, the new Spiderman and Planet of the Apes films lately. I enjoyed them all in very different ways. I saw Dunkirk in the imax yesterday, and my ears were ringing coming out. It's a film with a heck of an emotional impact, and have to admit to being impressed with Harry and his acting.

Last Sunday I went to the christening of my youngest niece and nephew. James was at work so it was just me and Corey taking on the roles of Godparents. It was a nice enough day, a bit chaotic at the party afterwards, but that was always going to be the case with so many kids going.

Corey's had a bit of a nightmare with his house. The owners have had it up for sale for nearly a year now, but the letting agents have said all along that it was being sold with the understanding it came with tenants living there, and they'd be able to stay until the end of their third year. Sadly it didn't end up like that, and a fortnight ago they were told they had to be out by the end of next month.

Thankfully they've managed to find another house. It's a bit cheaper, but another ten minutes walk away from Corey's main uni building, so he's got a half hour walk unless he buys a cheap metro ticket. And of course there's another set of admin fees and deposits to pay. He should get his damage deposit back from the house they're in now, but I suspect the agents are going to pull a fast one and say damage has happened.

Yesterday I was at a travel agents asking about holidays as we're planning on going abroad next year. The lady we talked to was so good, I told her I'd never been abroad, James had only been to France and neither of us had flown, so we had no idea where to go. So she showed us a few options, gave a few ideas, and now we need to narrow things down a little before going back. I still can't believe we're doing it, like I told her yesterday, it feels like the world is opening up to me, and that's so cool.

I've just posted the story I started for picfor1000 and then abandoned for another idea. As it's a picfor1000 it's Gerard and Mikey centric, a bit of fluff, and has lots of talk about Muppets. It's Time to Play the Music.

ETA: I knew I'd forgotten something. We've bought tickets for Chase Park a music festival that's set up so people with disabilities can attend easily. There's no one well known playing, but it's local, the tickets are cheap, and I think it's going to be a great day.

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solariana From: solariana Date: July 22nd, 2017 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was so shocked to hear about Chester. Why do so many talented, successful people take their own lives? So very sad. As they say, it's a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I can't say I'm a super fan or anything, but I've really enjoyed every Linkin Park song I've heard on the radio. I think I may even have one of their CDs buried in the basement somewhere.

I'm sorry Corey had such a problem with the house. Didn't they have a signed lease? I'm glad they at least have something all sorted out, and have somewhere to go.
turps33 From: turps33 Date: July 22nd, 2017 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I discovered Linkin Park before I fell into being fannish about Nsync/BSB and then bandom. But while I was never fannish about them, I always really enjoyed their music.

It's horribly sad, and I hate to think how bad Chester must have been feeling to do what he did.

They did have a signed lease, but as it was a student let it went on a yearly basis, so ended the 1st of September. They were assured they'd be able to sign for another year then, no matter what happened with the sale, but nope.

I don't know if they were naive, or the letting agency was a little shady. Maybe a bit of both.

arsenicjade From: arsenicjade Date: July 24th, 2017 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That's so exciting that you're going to go abroad!
turps33 From: turps33 Date: September 13th, 2017 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm looking forward to it a lot. I mean, it's still very much in the planning stage, but knowing we can go is amazing.
msktrnanny From: msktrnanny Date: July 24th, 2017 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Abroad!! Ter, that is amazing!!! I am so excited for you guys.

turps33 From: turps33 Date: September 13th, 2017 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! Honestly, I never thought I'd ever get to go abroad. While we're still planning only, the fact it will eventually happen is amazing.
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