ringlunatic: (FC!Mona Lisa)
OH GOD SNOOKER, OH GOD.

(I thought I just leave the house and when I come back it's done, but it isn't!)

ETA: Awwww (11-13). But not unexpected (I have never ANY faith in any of my favourites.) I think what bothers me more is that Murphy is through to the next round with a session to spare! BOO! HISS!
ringlunatic: (Merlin!Bitch plz)
Dear Ronnie O'Sullivan & Mark Allen,

Really. The match has been nice so far, good breaks, etc. but would it physically hurt you guys to have one scrappy frame with awesome snookers, impossible pots, random kicks & lots of drama? Cause its turning into snoozeville at the moment.

Love,
Paulien

-

I love Stephen Hendry v Ding's match. Maybe that's why the O'Sullivan/Allen one annoys me a bit. I WANT SOME PROPER DRAMA, DAMMIT!
ringlunatic: (Skins!Cassie)
Snooker is strange today. I couldn't watch the afternoon session, but I had my parents all set to watch Higgins vs. Holt, cause it looked like it would be a great match. But Holt apparently did, what he always does aka loose his shit. Poor boy. I'm sure he could be really good, top 16, winning Things, but his head is just totally against him. He should have a chat with Ronnie sometimes.

Hendry vs. Ding however appears to have been amazing. 4-4! I wonder who will win this.

I love Jamie Burnett & Stephen Maguire.

Ronnie is being an idiot. What else is new...

ETA: WTF is Stephen doing with his cue ball?

ETA2: Ronnie is absolutely rubbish. Really, he should be relieved that the worst it can get is 3-5 at this point >:(

ETA3: I must confess that I'm really rather rubbish in the whole left and right thing. I never notice if anyone is left- or right-handed, unless somebody else points it out to me. However, the way Ronnie is currently switching hands while playing is really rather pretty. ♥ 4-4 means that Ronnie is one lucky bastard, though. Against a better man (sorry Allen) it would probably be a lot closer to 1-7/2-6

ETA4: Has Stephen lost the plot? Nevermind. He found it again ;)
ringlunatic: (TMB!weather)
SNOOKER HAS STARTED!

- Ronnie cut his hair again, so he's no longer The Hair.
- I love Rory McLeod. I hope he wins.

(I really need to leave the house at some point today. BOOH!)

ETA (cause I have a heart hidden somewhere ;)):
- Ronnie seems to be REALLY up for it
- Bloody hell, 20 minutes played 2 frames done and over with (140!)

Does anyone want me to spoiler-cut scores?

- It's really amusing how everybody goes ZOMG147 as soon as Ronnie posts two reds and two blacks XD
ringlunatic: (Ronnie)
Ronnie won! And it was a really fun final (after it became clear that Ronnie won ;)) and he was so happy that he won. YAY! Must have been because he was really tested and had to play well. This years Masters was really good. Seems like they all wanted to proof that 'snooker isn't dead'.

Anyway. YAY!
ringlunatic: (Ronnie)
Proof that I really need sleep and a life, probably:

I was looking at my tags for no apparent reason, when I spotted this


I'm amused way too easily (and yes, I'm aware that only snooker loopies will get it).

(And oh the irony! Cause by make this post it's no longer true)
ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
Behind the cut:
- my trips to Tuscany, London & Berlin
- the starting a mill-museum project
- concerts (apparently I went to 26 gigs this year)
- meeting friends, graduation and other stuff

my year in pictures (and some words) )
ringlunatic: (IT!Fail)
Ronnie is loosing like a fool! How can Joe Perry win this thing? He was absolutely rubbish yesterday and was lucky to have made it 5-3 and now it's suddenly 5-7! WTF!?!

And maybe even worse: Matthew isn't doing very great either. BOOH SNOOKER!
ringlunatic: (Ronnie)
I can't think of many things that are better than being full of glee about snooker and Ronnie especially, who played some gorgeous snooker tonight, while I slowly get my best friend to understand the beauty of this sport (and Sigur Rós)!



And I actually also sort of progressed with reading/summarizing. I'm determined to finish this one tonight!
ringlunatic: (Merlin!Bitch plz)
Ronnie has lost it, hasn't he? But I really like Rory as well. HE'S SO CUTE.

Also, dear f-list, which part of 'please don't spoil Merlin for me' did you not understand? Seriously. I DON'T HAVE THE BBC, PEOPLE! *grumble, grumble*
ringlunatic: (TMB!pool (but I pretend it's snooker!))
Ronnie really should not do interviews, should he? Cause he always says the same thing, while looking uncomfortable. He played really great, though.

Oh God, he's so in love with John Parrot.

ETA: Wait! Did that thing just said that PETER Ebdon once released a single????

ETA2: WAAHAHAHAHAHA! Why? Seriously, Peter, what were you thinking?

(I will have a real illustrate post somewhere today. I've been rather ill for the last 3 (!!!) weeks, so I haven't really been in the mood to do it sooner)
ringlunatic: (Ronnie/Ali for the win!)
Guys, GUYS!

RONNIE IS WORLD CHAMPION!

The bastard! I've only seen the last 20 points or so.

HOW CUTE ARE HIS KIDS? AND HIS PRETTY GIRLFRIEND/WIFE?

They are a ridiculously cute little family. Too bad these computers don't have sound: I'd love to hear what's been said. I'm gonna have to be patient, until I can download it all and watch it full of glee.

WORLD. CHAMPION!

And again: please SOMEBODY hug Ali. Seriously. He's too cute to pout this much.

ETA: It was a bit of anti climax final, wasn't it? Mostly they are, though. Nothing can simply beat that fightback!Ken against Mark J. That was easily the most exciting Worlds final in a loooong time. (Okay, since the black ball one, maybe?)

ETA2: How happy does Ronnie look? Awwwww. He's so cute with his kids.

ETA3: Also, who is that adorable old guy? (I really must get back to work)

ETA4: Oh God. I had too much wine. Again. Why do I end up drinking too much wine EVERY evening since I'm in Florence? (I know why. We all have so much fun. You hardly notice you're drinking. It doesn't really make getting up any easier, though)
ringlunatic: (TMB!pool (but I pretend it's snooker!))
Just an observation:

I'm unable to watch snooker / check scores online = Ronnie playing magical the bastard.

I'm able to watch snooker on the livestream (I am doing that now in the library, while also trying to work on my presentation) = Ronnie makes stupid mistakes the idiot.

The good thing is that Hendry will come closer again, and it will be a bit more exciting.

(btw, if you replace Ronnie with Ali you get the same thing)

ETA: WTF @ Ronnie's fluke. Poor Stephen. COME ON, BOY!

ETA2: Ronnie. Is in the FINAL. Of the WORLD Championship. And I'm in Florence. WHAT HAPPENED? That last frame was insane! Hendry definitely should have won that one.

Also, anyone who can make me a livejournal icon with those pics of Ronnie and Ali when they've just made their 147s and are full of glee and punching the air gets eternal glory and love from my side. And an internet cookie.
ringlunatic: (Snooker)
I'm away and snooker has gone all mad. I clearly should make sure to be away next year as well, I can't wait to see it all.

As far as I can gather (and please fill my life with CAPSLOCK!SQUEE):

Ronnie has to play Stephen Hendry in the semi-final: HOW THRILLINGLY AWESOME IS THAT?!?!
Ronnie has made a 147 and is now the only player to make 9 of those in official tournaments.
Ali Carter also made a 147 (his first) and is now the only player who made a second 147 in an official tournament.
Peter Ebdon DIDN'T make a 147. MWUAHAHAHAHAHA! I kept thinking about that quote from Ronnie where he said that he dreamed about Ebdon making a 147 in 5 minutes 19 seconds (as if!).
Ebdon is OUT and Lovely Ali is still in.
Only players I actually like can win the World Title now.

HEEE!

(Florence is still pretty. And awesome. And I might actually squee about that after Sheffield is done and over.)

ETA: Maguire is out... how shocking is that?!?! I was convinced that Maguire would become World Champ! (Not that I'm very good at predicting...). So, Ronnie is going to be world no. 1 now, isn't he?
ringlunatic: (Ronnie)
I'm in Florence right now. It rained all day, but Oh My God the pretty! Plus, Anne has come to stay for a couple of days as well, so YAY!

The trip to the airport was a bit shit. Our plane was delayed with more than 4 hours and we arrived way past midnight and then still had to get to the place we are staying! So I didn't really have much sleep and a long day walking around in Florence.

When we were waiting I actually managed to watch some snooker, cause the others were waiting in a pub in the airport where they played it! Typically I completely missed Ronnie's 147, but I'm going to YouTube it in a sec ;) I did however notice that when I said I loved snooker two of my group immediately said "How could you? It's so boring!" and then it turned out they didn't even know the rules... WTF!?!

Anyway. I'm off to do some research. And watch Ronnie's 147. The library is heaven here.

ETA: Fucking hell, how pretty was that split from red and pink? That was amazing!
ringlunatic: (Richard!nerd)
Can't we just have a Mark J Williams/Ronnie O'Sullivan final? Cause those boys... THEY GO FOR SNOOKERS! Both of them!!! It just looks like it's going to be a long and awesome match with a very close score-line and lots of greatness.

(and I haven't watched Doctor Who, so please don't spoil me. I won't cause it's a two parter this time and I will be away when the next episode is shown, so I'm gonna try to be patient. Luckily the snooker boys are being pretty helpful).

ETA: Also Other Snooker Boys (Mainly Those Who Lost Today): stop being wankers. Cause the story about the table being shit and the cloth being rubbish is probably true. There have been weird bounces and what not, but guess what? Those opponents, who by the way completely TRASHED you, played on the very same table. With the very same problems. And they managed well. I agree it's a shame that during the WORLD Championship (aka The Big One) it's foolish to have these kind of problems, but it's not as if the table only switched on the rubbishes while you were playing (Yes, John and Shaun) and was sparkling perfect when the others played.

And a tip for Shaun Murphy. If you want to have the SLIGHTEST chance of being liked... don't be an arrogant twat and say things like: This is the world championship, the gala event we all look forward to. Yes, I'll hold my hands up, I missed some shots I shouldn't have but there were a lot of problems out there that cost me the match. I think the biggest problem was your arrogant ass. You don't loose 13-4 only because of a bad bounce. Ali was better, YOU are a bad loser.

ETA2: Ronnie's long pots are absolute shit. I am not watching it all, since I still have stuff to do, but has any gotten in at all? He seems to miss them by a mile. Oh, Mark J... why did you drop out of the top 16 again? Cause clearly when you are challenged you can still put up one hell of a fight.
ringlunatic: (Fashion!queen)
Ronnie is back in black! And Liu is too, but still with added pink! Oh boys! Liu really is all kinds of lovely. I wish he didn't play Ronnie in the first round, though. Ronnie must get at least one round further than Murphy or he will be world no. 1 all year! Although I think Maguire can still stop him from that as well.

The livestream is flawless on the uni-computers. What a relief ;)

Snooker really should not make me as happy as it does.

ETA: Bloody hell, Ronnie just potted a pretty pink! I'm clearly getting the hang of look at the livestream while he's actually playing. Although it probably does help that he appears to be a bit better than yesterday.

I'm getting awfully distracted. Must. Focus.
ringlunatic: (Snooker)
I haven't really talked much about snooker yet, have I? I think it's partly because I'm still a bit in denial for missing out on the entire second week (although it seems that I might be in Venice on the last day of the final, where I've never been before and it fills me with squee just to think about being there), but also because I really haven't seen much. Still. I just looked at my tags. Sheffield 2006 has 27 uses Sheffield 2007 30. Sheffield 2008 just 3. Booh!

Anyway. Ronnie is really not playing as well as he should, is he? I think it's because he's blinded by the Cute of Liu Chuang and his adorable pink waistcoat. Seriously, my brain just went 'ZOMGCUTENESS!' everytime they showed him. I seem to have a knack for turning into livestream everytime that Ronnie is not on the table. Like the new hair (although clearly it's not as epic is The Hair). Still, 5-4 in the lead.

Ken is out. The commentators keep saying things like "end of an era" and "last time at the Crucible" and I think they are WRONG. I really like them normally, but they must be wrong about this. Ken is the Comeback King! (okay, together with Ebdon and his annoying fight back from Jamie Cope. NOT ON, Ebdon!) Still, :(

I haven't really seen much. I saw Steve Davis fucking things up on the pink in the 17th frame of his match against Bingham and so loosing his match. I've seen Graeme playing well (YAY!), but Perry being better (still YAY! I like that guy!). Fu is out. Matthew is out as well. Selby too! YES! Lots of Marks had to play each other in the first round: very strange. Maybe a Mark will win then? Anthony Hamilton is currently being trashed by Maguire. Now IF I would bet, I would have put my money on Maguire winning the Championship this year (I mean, he's clearly once going to do that, right? So why not this year?), but still... bit harsh to completely trash dear Anthony.

John Higgins has clearly gone wrong a bit. He suggests to do the Worlds in another country than England. NO, John. NO! And I tell you what: I would even say no if they would have it in my backyard (which I don't have, but that's not the point). Sheffield = World Championship Snooker. But I agree that a nice tournament in Russia or Poland would be smart. Snooker appears to be very popular there if you just look at the amount of fans that come from those regions. And more snooker = very good idea.

Back to work.
ringlunatic: (TMB!Turn my back)
Trying to concentrate on your literature while Ronnie is playing a ranking final against a very in-form Mark Selby is not very easy. understatement of the year

I'm suddenly very glad that I actually did pay attention during class and remember quite a lot of it.

*refreshes latest score again*

ETA: WHY does it always get to 8-8 when Ronnie is in the Welsh Open final? WHY? I'm trying to study here!

ETA2: Oooh, he lost. Booh. But he is playing very good again these days, so all is well. Sort of. (not really)

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