In my university course (film studies), we talk a lot about the idea of the death of cinema, the struggles and changes within the industry--an industry that makes so much money while simultaneously loses a shit ton regularly.  Going to the movies isn't a regular pastime for many people anymore.  I know one reason myself, and most others, don't often go is because it's expensive.  Sanne and I went specifically today because it's cheap ticket Tuesday at Vue cinemas in London.  Cinemas in the US and UK are shutting their doors all the time.  And it's not surprising because how many times have you walked into your screening to find it almost completely empty.

But going to see The Host tonight reminded me how much I really enjoy going to the movies.  Sneaking in snacks in your purse.  The weird patterned carpets in the corridors.  Bad bad bad trailers.  And the screen size – there is something magical about experiencing a movie that way. Maybe it's because I don't get to go often. It's become this treat on a pedestal for me.

What's the last movie you saw in theatres?  Do you go often?  I am definitely guilty of the it's-way-more-convenient-for-me-to-laze-in-bed-and-watch-something-on-LoveFilm.

London skies are spitting white chunks today.  Maybe I wasn't too off about Christmas in April.  For no particular reason, I stopped going on tumblr for most of the last six months.  Having been back recently, I remember how wonderful internet curation can be.  But it's also a really good place to get your sadnesses and anxieties a pat on the back.  Which makes me think I'm better off without it. We'll see.

I also get really grumpy when photos are uncredited and damn near impossible to trace back to their original source.

5 anonymous questions from the recesses of my tumblr ask.

What was high school like for you?
I've been thinking about how high school now seems like a lifetime a way.  I even feel removed from university, and I'm still in it.  High school was spent with me wishing I was more popular whilst being known as the quiet, smart kid.  I kind of felt like the "new kid" all three years.  I was shy, and I hated my sweaty palms and blushing betrayal of my nerves.  I cared a lot more about what I looked like, and I feel like I worked much harder at my studies.  If I had a semester with an assigned lunch slot with no one I knew, I would eat in the library to avoid having to ask an acquaintance if I could sit with them.  I wasn't bullied, but I was probably pretty lonely.  The internet filled that void, I suppose.

How do you drink your tea?
Milk, one sugar.

You really need to go into professional acting. Do you think you ever will once you finish college or something?
I had a couple of questions of this strain after promoting the short film I acted in for my YouTube friend Jake Sidwell (Cohenism).  I have a love/hate relationship with acting.  And what I think it comes down to is that I don't love it enough to pursue it full-time.  I took two acting classes while at uni in Los Angeles, and went on a couple of auditions for student films.  But to be an actor, your full-time job is auditioning.  And you have to be tough to endure that kind of lifestyle.  I didn't want that to be my life.