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Just for laughs:

On JKR’s annoyingly unbelievable dialogue with people developing a penchant for announcing themselves thusly, ‘It is I, Character X’, gehayi composed the following poem:

Snape turned to them and said, 'Yes. Snape: it is I! I, am Snape! Snape I am!'

"Would you like green eggs and ham?"

"NO!
"I would not like them in a boat
"Sailed by a proud and pompous goat
"Who goes by name of Dumbledore--
"I'd find it all a crashing bore.
"I would not like them in a lake
"Or with Dark Lord and his pet snake,
"And Animagi leave me cold--
"I loathe those stupid, and yet bold.
"Both Phoenix-folk and dense Death Eaters
"Impress me not a milliliter.
"And I would hate them with prediction
"That turned out to be mostly fiction.
"I flee, I fly, I shoo, I scram,
"I hate this tale!" said Snape-I-Am.
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I came across an intriguing convo while reading the DH sporkings on deadlyhollows . Instead of being a plain ol' dumbass, could Harry simply be mentally challenged, through no fault of his own? How did I never consider this before? Check out the following medical explanation for all the idiocy and logic-fail of the Boy-Who-Lived-through-no-Merit-of-his-own.

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The trauma probably could have been minimized if someone--like, say, the so-called "wisest wizard in the world"--had done something sane and gotten him to a doctor or Healer in time. Anyone, in other words, who realized that a baby suffering any kind of injury to the head was not a good thing thing. But no, instead Harry got a twenty-four-hour ride on a flying motorcycle, followed by perhaps eight more hours lying out on a doorstep in a basket at the beginning of November, followed by...well, more of the same, when it came to lack of medical care.

And clearly the damage must have been extensive. Look at this:

"One of the specific behavior deficits following frontal lobe damage is attention disorder, patients showing distractibility and poor attention. They present with poor memory, sometimes referred to as "forgetting to remember." The thinking of patients with frontal lobe injury tends to be concrete, and they may show perseveration and stereotypy of their responses. The perseveration, with inability to switch from one line of thinking to another, leads to difficulties with arithmetic calculations, such as serial sevens or carryover subtraction.

:::

"Other features of frontal lobe syndromes include reduced activity, particularly a diminution of spontaneous activity, lack of drive, inability to plan ahead, and lack of concern. Sometimes associated with this are bouts of restless, aimless uncoordinated behavior. Affect may be disturbed, with apathy, emotional blunting, and the patient showing an indifference to the world around him. Clinically, this picture can resemble a major affective disorder with psychomotor retardation, while the indifference bears occasional similarity to the "belle indifference" noted sometimes with hysteria.

"In contrast, on other occasions, euphoria and disinhibition are described. The euphoria is not that of a manic condition, having an empty quality to it. The disinhibition can lead to marked abnormalities of behavior, sometimes associated with outbursts of irritability and aggression."
DOESN'T THIS TOTALLY FIT?! OMG! *gigglefit*

l:l:l:l:l:l:l

And to be totally random:
Erotic Baked Goods. Click it! You know you want to... >;P

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Opinions in Brief:

Mentalist.

 

Jane is officially on my hit list. W. T. F. He plays his nasty games on people all the time, ‘mean irresponsible sadist’ that he is, but I thought Lisbon was off-limits. I did not think that he would be as cruel to her as he was in this episode. I ship these two, I loved them so much in season one when it seemed everyone was lighter and more innocent, not as dark and corrupted and bitter as they are this season. It’s HARD WORK seeing the romantic potential between Jane and Lisbon, when I expect at least some common courtesy and mutual respect between them. Instead, it’s like his regard for her has slipped massively, the fact that he would toy with her mental state by making her believe she was going to die…of all people, I didn’t believe he would pull that stunt on Lisbon. How naïve of me.  Obviously nothing is sacred, including their relationship, which is the foundation of my love for the show- or was, I should say. Because now…I’ve lost so much enjoyment in this show, honestly.

I managed to stick with Huddy for so long because House was always a thoughtless, arrogant jerk when it came to her. He always made cruel and cutting remarks, it was expected and she dealt with it and dished it back. But that hasn’t always been the dynamic between Jane and Lisbon, and I resent that it’s becoming that way, down the slippery slope to disdain and contempt. Ugh.


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House.

 

Okay, WTF?! I was so happy with the way this season was going- the old team is back! Hurray! The newbies have been banished or downgraded in terms of screen-time, woohoo! House is actually displaying some character growth, OMGSQUEE!

I was never one of the people that demanded he change, nor was I one of those who said I’d give up on the show if he DID change. I was easy either way- as an irascible, sardonic jerk or…well, pretty much the same except with improved mental health and a new POV on life and the decisions he should be making. I respected the new direction the show was taking, that his stint in the mental institution wasn’t just a throwaway episode, that it informed his character’s actions and responses to others, that he really was taking the idea of ‘recovery’ seriously, that it wasn’t going to be dismissed an ep or two later.

 I mean, House quits for real, it was only after trying out other methods and speaking with his therapist that he decided to return. He really was willing to give it up if it would help his condition. And later on, when things have gotten tough or he’s been mixed up, he’s gone and sought advice from that therapist dude. That’s progress.

So it just sucks immensely for me to see House trying to change and make a difference in his life and reach out to others…and get slapped down. First by that woman who figured it was okay to have an affair with a mental ward patient and then ditch him afterwards with absolutely NO regard for how it would affect him, and then with Cuddy. I mean, COME ON. Who ever saw this coming? That House would make himself vulnerable, soften up and lay his heart on the line and that she would be the one to reject him. SERIOUSLY, WTF?


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Dexter.
 

How could they kill Rita?! HOW?! She was like, the heart and soul of this show! I appreciated her as a character, someone who cares for Dexter and is proof that he can connect with another human being and form meaningful relationships, and also as a plot device- she gives him a good cover, the 'family man' is much less suspicious than a loner, right? Plus, she looked after the kids. What the hell is Dexter gonna do now? How can he kill people when he's got three kids- one of whom is an INFANT- to look after?!

Worst. Decision. EVER. I can't deal with this show now. *sniffles*

What adds salt to the wound is that this never would've happened if Dexter had just killed Arthur- or let him frakking jump off the roof- in the first place. ;_;
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Vampire Diaries.

 

WTF WTF WTF?! I HATE ELENA WITH THE FIERY RAGE OF A MILLION SUNS EXPLODING!

*stabs/skewers/draws-and-quarters/hangs/shoots her*

And that’s before I start thinking creative ideas about how to off this waste of screentime. She does not deserve to draw oxygen any longer, my GOD.

So, Damon goes off to seek answers and kidnaps her along for the ride. After pretending at being indignant about the abrogation of her civil liberties and privileges, Elena decides hitching a ride with the psychotic serial killer is a better bet than ANSWERING THE CALL OF HER ONE TWU WUV. She figures absence will make the heart grow fonder, I believe- no matter how cruel it is to leave him hanging, angstily calculating the likelihood of her survival.

Anyway, the bit that has me frothing at the mouth with the violent urge to snap a few bones of hers before breaking her neck- some random attacks Damon, gets the drop on him pretty good, Damon’s at his mercy and not likely to see another sunrise. But ELENA INTERFERES. The last time, she was whimpering pitifully about the toll killing his brother would take on Stefan- never mind his suffering when his brother kills everyone within a hundred-mile radius, just for kicks- and how she wanted to help heal his wounded soul and couldn’t stand by and let him destroy himself, blah blah blah.

But now some total stranger is there, eager to end Damon once and for all, and she decides to stop him! The dude goes on about his heartbreak at how Damon killed his girlfriend, who was also Elena’s new friend, btw, but does that touch her compassionate heart? OH HELL NO.

‘Please don’t hurt him. Lexi loved you and she was good and that means you’re good, too.’ [LOGIC FAIL] ‘Be better than him. Don’t do this, I’m begging you!’

And that miraculously stops the would-be killer in his tracks. Guess it can’t have been a love for the ages, if he was willing to drop his vendetta that easily. Or maybe the power of Elena’s all-consuming kindness and generosity of spirit touched his soul and soothed his pain or something.

So anyway, end result: Damon lives to see another day. AGAIN. Because of her. AGAIN.

*headdeskwallfloor* SHE KNOWS HE’S A CRAZY PSCYHO KILLER AND STILL SAVES HIM, WTF?    

And you know what he does with his new lease on life? Goes back to the woman he travelled to meet, the one who set him up because he killed one person too many and that was the last straw for her- and kills her. THAT’S ON YOU, ELENA, THAT BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS.

But she’ll still sleep at night, that black-hearted skank. God, I wish I had the vocab to cuss her out properly but I’m at a loss. EPIC HATE. >:[

 

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Check out my pretty new bookmark!

  

I'm reading a few fantasy novels atm, and since they're 'serious books with plotty content and some literary merit', rather than my usual trashy romances, I went in search of an appropriate bookmark, and I am so giddy to have found Hermione! It was so cool- this was the last one of the shelf, I lucked out! And lol, there was only ONE Hermione left, but like, 10-15 each of Ron and Harry still sitting there. Guess we know who's more popular!

The rest of the range can be viewed here. I'm more than a little miffed that they have frakking UMBRIDGE, and like, SHACKLEBOLT who is pretty much irrelevant in the big picture, but not Snape! Gah! *sulks* I want a Snape bookmark, damn it.

But still. *strokes pretty Hermione bookmark* Whee! ^_^
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If I could be anyone in the whole wide world, I would so want to be Emma Watson. Not only is she funny, gorgeous and talented, but look at this:

“Two Harry Potter stars were the highest paid actors last year, according to a Top 40 list in Vanity Fair magazine’s latest edition. Emma Watson topped the list of actresses for 2009 with earnings of about $35 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts I and II. She was placed 14th overall behind film producers and directors, and beat older and more experienced actresses including Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katherine Heigl.

Her co-star Daniel Radcliffe was the highest paid actor for 2009, at No. 6 on the male list, with earnings of about $47 million.”

HOT DAMN. Life must be pretty awesome when you're Emma Watson. *sighs wistfully*

This calls for a picspam!



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*sighs* Isn't she just gorgeous? I envy her so much!


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New ship:

*clings to luxuria_oceanus* I know you’ll be the only one to understand me- but I’ve managed to find yet another oh-so-wrong-but-so-damn-compelling ship…




...from Push, Nick/Cassie.
I feel like such a pervert...*wibbles* I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME. The age difference is not the issue so much as that she’s a kid. But jeez, I defy anyone to watch the movie and come away without feeling that Nick and Cassie have more chemistry than him and Kira.

[Btw, to anyone who’s watched it- how much is Kira’s power like Kahlan’s Confessor powers? Except Kira is stronger and can take over heaps of people at a time without much effort. She also have more fine-tuned control over them; Kahlan will tell a Confessed to do what she says, but I haven't seen her literally control their movements like a machine the way Kira does *iz in awe*]

This wonderful essay by profshallowness delves into my brain and explains everything neatly and concisely and kinda makes me feel less scummy about the whole thing. Especially this:

"Its the dynamic where the girl is special (different to her peers, perhaps even aged by her experiences) and worms her way into an older gruff protector-type's affections, with lots of extreme danger being lobbed at them."


That is so my type- is it my fault that the writers decided to replicate that dynamic between an inappropriate pair of characters? NO. *nods and runs*

Vidspam:

Anyway, the vidder of the following had this to say: Oh the sickness of this ship, it kills me. But they're awesome.’ *snickersnort*

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com
Yes, I have thought about that Harry Potter being a little brain damaged to certain areas a bit. But mostly I just blame JK for not making him as likable as possible. :P

Pretty bookmark!
Prettay Emma pictures! ♥

And that movie ship. *guh* I think I love it just from that picture! *sighs*
I'm not sure if I want to watch the vid and ruin it (for i have not seen the movie). ;)

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fragilemorning.livejournal.com
EMMA SPAM FTW!
LOVE THIS GIRL.;
SHEESH I WAS AS PRETTY AS HER ;D

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
ICON OF EPIC WIN!

I LOVE EMMA SO MUCH! *fangirls with you*

I want to clone her and put one of her in every household, or at least, every town or major city, the world could do with a lot more Emma Watson! ^_^

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fragilemorning.livejournal.com
Oh thank you. Hehe my sister made it for me for my bday.
YOUR ICON IS EPIC WIN ALSO!

Yeah, total fangirl. I will admit to having the HUGEST girl crush on her.,
Yeah, we need more of this classy Brit :D

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
Oh, haha! I was just looking at your comment count and saw it'd gone up to 3 comments- and one of them turned out to be on my LJ! I feel so privileged! To be the recipient of such a rare honor...*swoons* :P

Heh, I always just thought JKR's writing sucked and that explained all of Harry's fail. But maybe she deliberately set out to write the world's first brain damaged super hero?

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...

No, she'd never admit Precious Saint Potter had any flaws, so that's out of the question.

Yay for Emma! She brightens up my world, I tell you. :D

Ahaha! I love Push- it's so cool. That flower was foretold, their meeting was predicted years ago, marked by that very flower being passed between them!

Hmm, if you don't like spoilers, then yeah, avoid the clip. But I don't think it gives too much away, it's only a minute!

PS. Did you ever tell me what was going on in that icon of yours? I'm so curious...

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
*jaw drop* This one wins at life, also! *races off to gaze at your other userpics*

Aww, your sister is such a lovely girl, I wish I had one like that!

I love her expressions, her face looks so interesting and captivating no matter what she's projecting...I don't know how she still looks so pretty when she's pulling the funniest and weirdest faces, it's a real skill!

*high fives* Right on, girl crush FTW. I'm PROUD to admit it, lol, she's such a classy act all right. I was reading the interview the other day where the dude was saying that she once claimed she'd never release a clothing line...clearly leading up to saying that she'd gone back on her word and done it...so I was already justifying it in my head, 'oh, she's famous, she's creative, why SHOULDN'T she do it?', right- then it turned out she was donating all the money to charity. PURE AWESOMENESS. :D

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] franblack.livejournal.com
I LOVE Jane but I did think he was def off limits.He totally deserved that incredibly super awesome punch Lisbon gave him...though I wanted to hug him later *is ashamed* Still ship them with all my heart and soul.You know what I've noticed? I'm laughing more with this season and I'm even willing to watch the Rigsby/Van Pelt "relationship" though I can't stand her!

btw, awesome Emma picspam!! She's so pretty.Which I could be like her *iz jealous*

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fragilemorning.livejournal.com
Aww. Haha is it uber creepy to admit that I stalked your userpics for Emma prettyness.

I know. She looks absolutely quirky and adorable. *HIGH FIVE*. Aww yeah Emma seems to have a really good grasp of what she wants in life which is just amazing to se.

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com
;D Should be 7 after this! I'm on a roll! :P
*you should feel privileged* xD

Haha, well, it was her first book wasn't it? And she wasn't a novelist to begin with, so I give her props still. But yes, there were a few moments/times looking back and even reading then I'm a bit iffy on. Oh, well, I still love most of the series. xD

I actually didn't think it looked that good when it came out, I shall have to invesigate hwo much I will like it soon. :)

The "moment" one that made you laugh? No. It's from the movie Pretty Woman have you seen that? I can't remember axactly what happened but she's being impressed/pleased by this "suit/worker" guys attention to her (she's a prostitute if you've never seen it) and just really exceedingly happy! :)

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Date: 2010-03-24 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
HA, not creepy at all, I did the same thing! *adores your selections* I'm gonna have to do an icon cull, I have quite a few Hermione icons, but not enough Emma as herself, y'know?

The thing is, I like to have icons that are expressing something- like LOL or SADFACE or whatever, and CAPTIONS, I love captions, but most people tend to just crop her photo shoots...which isn't a bad thing, I could gaze at her all day long and feel calm and refreshed after, heh, but I'm so picky when it comes to my icons...

I really am pinning all my hopes on Emma. She's the one actor that hasn't let me down yet by going crazy on drugs or all slutty and nasty, but I'm pretty sure that's totally incompatible with her character. She's the kind of girl you think an ordinary person could be friends with, like, she doesn't have airs and all that like other actors. *luffs her*

Btw. This is impertinent of me, I know, but any chance you might be able to make me an icon, or recommend me someone who could make me one? Just thought I'd try my luck... ;D I like my default icon but Roslin/MM is in the past. I really want to find someone who can make me one of Emma along similar lines- just looking gorgeous, with a pretty background and the caption 'it's all about me'. I suppose I could post a request on an icon comm, if that's allowed, but I'm shy... :P

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Date: 2010-03-24 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carolune04.livejournal.com
Hey, ok I'm extremely tired & need to go to bed but wanted to pop in & say Hi...HI!! *HUGS*

Ok please don't think little of me..but I have only seen the first Harry Potter movie...and that was like a few yrs ago a saw it for th first time. I feel like I'm a bad person/letting you down by telling you this lol
But I just wanted to say that I think Emma Watson is GORGEOUS!! My middle name is Emma..well 1 of them anyway ;)
Alright I have a wicked headache & need to go to bed early..hope this commen makes sense..sorry if it doesn't lol

Oh Castle..have you gotten discs from me?

Ok I so I meant to comment on Push & got distracted..duh anyways I have wanted to see this movie since I saw preview for it, when it first came out..and now you post makes me want to see it even more, is intrigued byt this ship ;)
Edited Date: 2010-03-24 02:26 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-03-24 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfabubble.livejournal.com
My sister's fav movie is Push. I've never seen it the whole way through tbh, but I might now, partly cos I'm curious over this ship of yours and partly because I've been obsessing over The Runaways and Dakota is in that.

Emma is so gorgeous, jesus. I'm jealous of her life :( Well, except for that boyfriend she has who looks like a poor man's Prince William.

Have you seen the newest Castle yet? It's VERY good.

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Date: 2010-03-24 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
Your sister has good taste! Why do all my flisters have cool-sounding siblings, it makes me jealous!

Okay, let me be honest, the movie by itself isn't anything special- the plot's pretty shaky, but as a sci-fi fan used to wacky out-there concepts, it sits all right with me. The Screamers irritate the hell out of me, and they look pretty stupid, but that's as bad as it gets.

Dakota is super awesome, I love that girl, and her interactions with Chris...seriously, she acts mature beyond her years, it ain't just a cliche. The thing with this ship is that it hits my 'older dude acts all protective and caring of young but feisty and independent chick' kink, it's just so sweet and adorable and I could just stab the writers for giving me this perfect plot with an underage girl. *sighs* Still, there's always future!fic...

The Runaways? I must check that out. I seem to be going through all the movies she's been in, and if you're obsessed with it, I'll probably like it!

Emma is so gorgeous, jesus. I'm jealous of her life :(

IKR? *envies*
But whoa, she's dating? How come that's never in the papers and magazines? I'm impressed that she's somehow avoiding the media. Lol @ your description of the dude. I must find a pic of him. *intends to hit trusty ol' google next*

ZOMG, I'm just d/l it now, very excited! Wtf, though, I heard a bit of discussion, but only bits and pieces, so I'm like- OMG, someone shoots at Beckett? Or she's missing or there's this psycho after her, WHAT? Is this a Criminal Minds crossover? Lol. Can't wait!

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Date: 2010-03-24 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
He was just the biggest ass ever. I forgave him every other time for the stunts he pulled, but this was crossing the line. Makes me want to write a really angsty fic where it's the straw that breaks the camel's back and Lisbon can't deal with it anymore and sends him packing for good because she can't trust him anymore. Dun dun DUN. :P

He totally deserved that incredibly super awesome punch Lisbon gave him

Lol, that's what my grandmother said! And I was like, 'It was a SLAP! Didn't even draw blood! He oughta have been on the GROUND, CRYING LIKE A BABY, that's what he deserved!' I'm out for blood, oh yes. :P You defend Jane and I'll attack him on Lisbon's behalf. I wouldn't be so pissed if it weren't for the fact that I think she forgave him to easily. She needs to make him suffer some more- come on, Beckett would NEVER stand for that, I want her and Lisbon to hang out and give her some tips on dealing with rascally civilian consultants who won't play nice. *nodnod*

I'm sooo conflicted- on one hand, I HATE the lack of respect Jane has for Lisbon this season. He makes it pretty clear, he outright STATES it, like when he disses her investigative talents and says she'd never be able to do it without him. But otoh, there are so much more shippy moments- way more touchage, more flirting, more visible signs of affection and comfort in each other's personal space...but at the expense of self-respect, it's a little hollow for me...

I'm even willing to watch the Rigsby/Van Pelt "relationship" though I can't stand her!

Wow! That is pretty good of you- I liked them first season, can't stand them now. I feel like such a disloyal fangirl, I was so hooked on it before and now I can't stop dissing it...*slaps self*

Glad you liked the Emma picspam! Hee, that took me all day just getting together the photos, then ANOTHER whole day uploading and posting them! But it was definitely fun. ^_^ Gosh, aren't we ALL jealous of her, though? Rich, accomplished, well-liked... *sighs wistfully*

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Date: 2010-03-24 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com
LOVED the Erotic Baked Goods link. That was made of WIN!

Castle from this week. OMGWTF!!FLAIL!!! So good. :D We do not know what happened to Beckett yet.
Edited Date: 2010-03-24 02:20 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-03-24 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luisa-f.livejournal.com
I'm thinking we're on opposite sides of the spectrum, I love Harry and hate Snape and I still love Jane and ship J/L like crazy and for me the second season is better than the first.

But we both agree on Emma being awesome, I love this girl, Hermione has always been my favorite and Emma has always been my favorite member of the cast. She's beautiful, talented, smart and down to earth, what's not to love?

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Date: 2010-03-24 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luxuria-oceanus.livejournal.com
Well, somebody likes Emma Watson :-P and for the record, I like Damon, then again, I usually love psycho killers as characters XD

HA HA HA HA! I SAW THAT MOVIE (PUSH) AND TOTALLY SAW THE PAIRING AS SOON AS THEY MET!

Of course I understand you, my dear! I'll join you in any of these pairings, surely. Remind me to see the video some other time -_- in a bit of a rush right now *hugs* long live the Special Hell pairings! XD

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Date: 2010-03-24 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
Hehehe, that just made me giggle like a twelve year-old. *facepalm*

OMGOMGOMG! I d/l it and just saw the last bit where she's on the phone with Castle and just got out of the shower *fans self* and it's all suspenseful and creepy and OMG, I TOTALLY NEED TO SEE THE WHOLE THING TODAY! *flails*

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Date: 2010-03-24 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com
I may have to snurch that Castle icon of yours. ;)

Yes, Beckett go boom...maybe. I certainly hope not.

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Date: 2010-03-24 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
*gigglesnort* Yours is priceless! I want animated icons of these scenes- and sooo many others- but the few that I've found are such crappy quality. Either tiny or stuttery or too fast or too slow...meh.

Pfft, the hell she will. She won't. Of course she won't. It's like how the ads were going on about how Jane and Lisbon were exposed to a deadly virus and making a big production out of 'could this be their last case?' 'course not! She'll just have an artful scratch on her forehead, maybe a bloody lip and a few lightly shaded bruises, it's all good. *nodnod*

Otherwise...TPTB will have hell to pay. For real. *glares darkly*

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Date: 2010-03-24 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
*squishes you* It's crazy, isn't it? I always thought we were on the same spectrum of thought and here we are, in two different camps.

HP, well, I'm resigned to being in conflict with 80"% of fandom on the issue of Snape, though I still don't see how Harry in any way qualifies as a hero, considering the way he bumbles around without ever bothering to engage his brain and succeeds purely by chance. I liked him more in the first book, I gotta say, I was re-reading it so I could beta Liz's fic and was surprised at how endearing he was there! I suppose as a kid, I didn't expect too much of him, but once he grew up, it was just frustrating, I wanted to smack him so many times. Actually...I need to find an icon of Hermione thwacking him on the head, lol.

But re: Mentalist...Jane's just such a JERK this season. He's way too House-like for my taste. That was just a cruel, heartless thing he did to Lisbon in that ep, I can't forgive him for it and I'm feeling a little lost and alone with that, 'coz nobody else seems really upset by it. Even LISBON gets over it in two seconds, which bothers me. I'm not saying she needs to develop a lifelong grudge, but come on.

we both agree on Emma being awesome

Definitely! There aren't enough words to describe how amazing she is. I wish there were more girls like her, as talented and successful while still remaining sensible and mature about the whole thing. A lot of actors let it go to their heads and act like they've been replaced by pod people, but she's just so cool!

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Date: 2010-03-24 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
Who likes Emma Watson? *coughcough* Don't be ridiculous... :P YES, OMG, I HAVE SUCH A GIRLCRUSH ON HER. It's weird 'coz usually I crush on older women, but whatevs.

I like Damon, then again, I usually love psycho killers as characters XD

Okay, if LJ would let me edit this bloody entry, I would add the caveat that I really enjoy Damon's character and I'm happy he continues to thrive on the show. :P

I know it's a contradiction but...my problem is that Elena knows he's a monster and she still strikes down every move to kill him and safeguard the town from his bloodthirsty ways.

Me, as a viewer, well, I have no obligation to protect anyone and I can cheer for the bad guy [like Sylar!] without any guilt at all, but I don't know how she can sleep at night, knowing he's out there killing people 'coz of her.

Besides, Damon's the only good thing about the whole show. Stefan's wangsting and Elena's pathetic dependency issues piss me off, but Damon is snarkily hilarious and so badass. :D He's just cool to watch in action.

TOTALLY SAW THE PAIRING AS SOON AS THEY MET!

IKR, THE WRITERS TOTALLY PUSHED THAT PAIRING AT US, IT'S NOT MY FAULT!

I maintain that I am not sick and the movie is responsible for all that subtext...heck, as the saying goes, 'the subtext is rapidly becoming text', no? :P

long live the Special Hell pairings!

WORD. *high-fives*
Seriously, it's bizarre how much I'm shipping Special Hell pairings these days.

Hermione/Snape. Jareth/Sarah. Nick/Cassie.
Does Sylar/Claire count? :P

*facepalm* Gotta love the internet, brings all us deviants free-thinkers together, lol.

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Date: 2010-03-24 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
Hi hi! Hope you got a good night's sleep! *squishes*

Lol, why would I think less of you just for not seeing the HP movies? I only watch for Hermione and Snape, and I hate on everyone else. In fact, whenever I finish watching them, I sit and rant there for hours on end about the stupidity of pretty much the entire cast and plot, so really, it's not a big deal. I'm in the fandom for the fanon, not the canon. Canon is a dirty word, lol.

I think Emma Watson is GORGEOUS!! My middle name is Emma..well 1 of them anyway ;)

She is so stunning, I adore her!
And really, that's your middle name? I'm so envious! I wish I had cool fandom-connected names. *pouts*

Oh, I did get the dvds from you a while back, thanks, bb. They weren't as clear as the first season discs, but they still worked perfectly, so it's all good. ^_^ I feel so ungrateful, I haven't even sent your post-card yet, RL's just a mess but I will send you something special in the mail soon! Promise. *hugs you*

Okay, I was really interested in the movie when it came out and was so disappointed I never got the chance to see it at the cinemas, so seeing the dvd was pretty satisfying. Look, the plot isn't all that special, but as a sci-fi fan, it hooked me in, even as outlandish and somewhat far-fetched as it was at times. Dakota and Chris are great actors and really made me invest in the story, even if it was a little ridiculous at times. Dakota's just such a great actress, I admire her. And Chris is great eye candy, lol!

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Date: 2010-03-24 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
As I've said, I was surprised at how much the first book DIDN'T suck when I was re-reading it so I could properly beta Liz's canon-compliant fic. When Harry was little, he was quite likable and you could cheer him on, and as an 11 year old, you didn't expect too much from him. But when he grew up and was just incapable of good sense or clear thinking or heeding advice from others...*kicks him*

I kinda want to see if there's any fic where Neville was the Chosen One and to read about his version of the Golden Trio, I'm just so disenchanted with Harry and Ron, I can't even bear to see them in fanfic, ugh. I really like the fics where new trios or quartets are formed, it's great fun reading Hermione having other friends.

I actually didn't think it looked that good when it came out

Well, it won't win any Oscars, but I explain my affection for it as stemming from my roots as a sci-fi fan: we're used to incredibly far-fetched and bizarre storylines with shaky, mutable logic and on-the-fly world-building. We're also more forgiving of plot-holes, lol. It's a decent enough movie if you're looking to kill time. ;D

Holy crap, that's Julia Roberts in your icon?! WHOA, she looks totally different than what I remember, I didn't even recognize her...wow...thanks for explaining, there's my curiosity satisfied!

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Date: 2010-03-25 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luisa-f.livejournal.com
There must be more fandom stuff we have in common. *thinks*

HP is such a diverse fandom it's hard not be in conflict with anyone, I don't ship anything but when people find out I hate Ginny and Rupert Grint they immediately assume I'm a rabid H/Hr shipper who hates Ron's guts, never-mind Ron is actually the only Weasley I like, I love Ron but do you think anybody bothers to hear me out? No, if you hate Ginny and don't worship at Rupert's feet then H/Hr must be the reason. So I just choose to stay away from any discussion just to avoid the headaches.

In the end JK couldn't gather the energy or the interest to finish what she started, she ran out of steam by OoTP. So I blame the mis-characterizations on her horrible writing. What she did to Hermione in books six and seven is unforgivable, and the way she abandoned Luna in the Half-Baked plot, it pissed me off so much I almost cried. I missed Luna so much in book six but Rowling had to shove her into a dark corner to make room for Ginny and the chest monster.

And I love the trio, ever since the first moment I've loved those kids and it's the only thing that has withstood the test of time and Rowling's laziness. Gosh! I hate that talentless hack so damn much.

But re: Mentalist...Jane's just such a JERK this season.

He's always been a jerk, maybe that's the thing, when I watched the Pilot I was taken aback by how they could make the main character such a big jerk, so insensitive and full of himself. So I try to think how is he any worse right now, and I can't find much of a difference, his schemes have grown more outrageous but that's about it. He's always been inconsiderate too. But Simon Baker is so very pretty.

Even LISBON gets over it in two seconds,

This is more of a Robin thing, she's supposedly said to tptb that she didn't want Lisbon constantly at odds with Jane, so I guess they made her more accepting.

Jane's antics I take as the actions of a man who knows no boundaries and who doesn't realize or doesn't care about how warped his version of reality is.

When I look at what he did in Code Red and his perfectly logical (for him) explanation, oh he only wanted to cheer up Lisbon, he reminds me of my cat. She's a lovable cat who adores me, and every once in a while she'll go outside to the garden and hunt for the biggest grossest wall lizard she can find. I have a wall lizard phobia but my kittie brings the lizards and calls me like she's brought me a big present, she makes a big spectable "look mommy what I got you!". Never mind mommy is having a heart attack because she feels the lizard is going to eat her.

So to me, Jane is the cat and his gift to Lisbon was a huge squirmy goopy lizard.

Emma is another of the reason's why I stay clear of that fandom, the girl gets so much hate, specially from RG's fans.
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