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January 28th, 2004
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*L*!!! Oh, Billy and his love of sleep!!! *G*
From an article (see boydism):

Stars react to Oscar nominations
Last updated 27 January 2004


'Return of the King' and 'Master and Commander' are the two biggest films in the Oscar nominations, announced today (Tuesday) with 11 and 10 nominations respectively.

Billy Boyd is in both movies, and we caught up with him earlier to see how excited he is:

"It's great! I've been to a few of the award ceremonies and there was a great buzz about both of the films so it's very exciting."

And as for celebrations:

"I've just arrived back in Glasgow so I'm hoping to catch up with some friends - I haven't called anyone yet, I'm feeling slightly jetlagged so I am… I might celebrate by having a good sleep. We'll see how it goes!"



And with that - I'm off to bed! to dream of sleeping with Billy... *G*

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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:January 28th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
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What a perfect Pippin, then:

"And now to bed, and now to bed!"
-from the Bath Song

And I'm taking his advice now. 'night all!
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From:gayalithiel
Date:January 28th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, Ros. From the sounds of him, he's really planning on actually sleeping for awhile.....the lazy bum! *L*

*Buys him some strong coffee so he can wake up and sleep with Ros properly*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 28th, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm shocked, Gaya, shocked!

Did you think I meant something OTHER than just sleeping?

*hands on hips, stern look*
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From:gayalithiel
Date:January 29th, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)

Re: People Pleasers Anonymous

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*ignores stern look*

Well, YEAH!!! ....they don't call me the Mistress of Smut for nothing! *G*
From:fangirlsays
Date:January 28th, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
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Cute article, Ros!

*pets sleepy Billy*
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From:freakspawn
Date:January 28th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
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awww bless him, he really does need his sleep *S* and we know that first hand:)
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 28th, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
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Dear GOD, what is it with me misreading your posts lately?!

"Oh, Billy and his love of sheep!!!"
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From:anonypooh
Date:January 28th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
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baaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

sillyGilly!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 28th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC)
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*LOL*!!!!

*pictures Billy off roaming the hills with his beloved sheep, while Sean order his shorts around*

Whoooot!!!! *G*
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From:anonypooh
Date:January 28th, 2004 10:57 pm (UTC)
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I guess Billy is one face we can at least count on strolling down the Empire AND BAFTA red carpets *L* ..and at least they are fairly early on in the aftrnoon/evening for him :)

wow Ros - did I see you'd read TWO Patrick O'Brain books? go you!
Mr Jay now has 4 of the set ..and I cannot get past looking at the picture on the cover :) are they better than they look at first flick!*g*?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 28th, 2004 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Well...

How shall I put this? *G*

They're an "acquired taste". In other words - bloody well hard to get through, until you get used to the author's style, plus you have to learn to accept that you will NEVER understand what the hell he's saying when he gets into the nautical stuff, because he's never going to explain it. It's very bizarre. One writer compared him to Jane Austen (supposedly the name "JAck AUbrey" is a nod to the author's admiration for her writing), but I have no problem at all reading her novels; I love them dearly. I think it's that he's a historian purist at heart, which has lead to him writing as if he was really in that era, and perhaps borrowing the style of some of the journals. But, once you get into it, you start to see the bits of humor and the interesting revelations of character sprinkled in amongst the battles and incomprehensible nautical jargon.

So, I ask you - Andrew has the 4 books - but has he read them? And what does he think?

Also, if you did want to start, I found it easier to start with Far Side of the World, then go back to Master and Commander. *G*

And, yes - I did dogear every page that mentioned Bonden, whether by name or as the coxswain.

*G*
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From:anonypooh
Date:January 29th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
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Oh yes he read them all in less than a month - in order, the first four books of the saga) ...and there are many more to collect too - ack!

He likes them ..but says he prefers - for a nautical read ;) - the Dudley Pope Ramage series. Not, he says, because one is written better than the other - they are very different styles. Ramage is more an action-hero - so more exciting drama to the stories. what? say I - kinda like Sharpe on a boat? Hmmm - says he with raised eyebrows to humour the fangurl - sort of!

Whereas with O'Brian- you feel that they are very much more historically detailed and correct - and he corrected me - it's not all on the sea you know! - half the second book is about trying to avoid getting locked up - ...tum te tum ..someone, somewhere ... at this point - I lost it *s*

You know what I figure - these are definitely books for boys.. ;)
I don't think I'll ever be convinced to delve!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 28th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
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*L*!

Oh!!! and I now understand why Billy looked at me so oddly when I explained that I had heard that, in the books, Bonden helps out a member of the IRA on board another ship, and then ends up getting killed when he throws himself into the fray of battle due to guilt over his actions. Turns out it was my brother who told me this, and... it wasn't Bonden! *L*! I asked him once what the books said about Bonden, and he got confused and told me about another character (in the book Master and Commander). I was halfway through that book when I went "AHA!".

And, of course, he and Craig were laughing at me because the IRA didn't exist then. *G* I meant to say "Irish revolutionary". Oh, well. *G*

So, I finally solved that mystery. *proud of self*
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