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Happymaking list of win.

My shiny new SSHG icons!

Made for me by kf_creations of dreams_of_fancy...



...and absolutelybatty of reflexive_verb.



*squishes them gleefully*
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Kathryn’s sent me two chapters of The Professor’s Discretion to beta in as many weeks, and I just received yet another this week. *twirls giddily* I do so love a prolific writer! And it's seriously like she's climbed inside my head to figure out what themes and types of exchanges I love the most in this fandom and promptly tailored the whole fic just to make me squeeful.

Like, at the moment, it's not very shippy, it's a mentor/student kind of relationship and I so adore that dynamic. Of course I want it to end on a shippy note, but I hate fics that have Hermione and Snape inexplicably fall for each other within the first thousand words. She's 60,000 words in and it's still on a student/professor basis, with little moments here and there that make me flail like a crazy fangirl and my heart exploding with joy, but it's not inappropriate or tacky or anything. Just...brilliant. *sighs with pleasure*
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My unhealthy yet oh-so-satisfying diet.

Last weekend, mother buys me what is my most favorite coupon ever- too bad it only comes out once in a blue moon- the meal has ten pieces of original recipe chicken, ten Wicked Wings and two large packets of chips. OM NOM NOM.

[By the way, my aunt and grandmother had some of it, I didn't gobble it all!]

So obviously there was enough for leftovers til Sunday, right?

But then Ma worries I might not be full enough on the half-dozen or so chicken pieces left, so she gets my aunt to drive her to pick up a McChicken meal [burger, fries and drink].

And after that, she’s still concerned I might get peckish around midnight, perhaps, so she heats up half a pizza as well. *facepalm*

No wonder I can’t lose weight when I have so much junk food on hand! But I’m not complaining, I have the rest of my life to deal with health issues, for now, eating junk makes me feel good and that’s all I care about. It was an awesome weekend- we had our junk with Dollhouse and Fringe and Castle! Great food, plus great tv, ahhh, heaven! :D

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I strolled into Jay Jays to kill some time while waiting for the bus…half an hour later, my bus was long gone and I was still trying on different tops. ^_^ It’s been a while since I’ve gotten excited over shopping, there’s been slim pickings here but I really liked the look of the cardi selection. Originally $40, they were on sale at $25- and they’re all exactly what I was looking for, it was just perfect for me! So I walked out of there with three brand new cardigans just in time for winter. ^_^

I was wrestling with myself whether or not to buy the third top, so I got the shop girl to talk me into it.

‘Oh, these two prints are basically the same,’ I moaned, giving her the cue to persuade me to make the purchase.

‘Well, one’s cropped, so they’re kind of different…’ she tells me.

‘So I’m definitely taking that one, but the other…’ I angst.

‘I own that one, and it feels so nice,’ she says encouragingly.

‘I know, right? I was just stroking it, and the material is so soft! All right, I’m taking it, put it through before I change my mind!’
And as she totals up my purchases, she reassures me, ‘You know, it’s winter soon, so this is a good investment.’

Exactly my excuse. :D



I don’t know if this is weird of me or not, but I have a habit of buying more things when the cashier is friendly. I guess because if they’re chatty and helpful, I feel more inclined to spend my money, especially if I’ve been pestering them; I feek guilty for wasting their time- even though I know they’re paid to do it!- and I want to make them feel like it was worth it, y’know? I'm sure they feel like their time was well-spent if I buy something from them, give them a sense of accomplishment and all. Call me a humanitarian. :P

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My father and I spent over two hours in each other's company yesterday , engaging in pleasant conversation and companiable speculation. :O It's unheard of! And what was responsible for this miracle? The series finale of Lost!

We haven't watched it in years, but since it was the 'last ever' ep, we decided to tune in, and the experience was quite- enjoyable, bizarrely. Obviously the moral of the story is that tv can bring together even people that are usually mutually antagonistic, and if I want to- *gasp*- enjoy my father's company, we just need to sit in front of the tv together. *nodnod* Too bad this was a once-in-a-lifetime event...

[Btw, if anyone can explain that mindfrak of a finale, I'd appreciate it- I still don't get what the hell was going on! Muke was like, 'We're still no wiser now than we were five years ago,' lol!]
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Sucktastic list of fail.

I was supposed to hang out with a friend last Friday but that fell through. I knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up and yet I fall for it every time. I keep thinking I actually matter to someone and then I’m proven wrong. Obviously it’s not worth having friends in real life, it’s just one blow after another to my self-esteem. ;_; I tell myself I'm an awesome person and it's their loss if they don't recognize it, but then why is it always happening to me? Why am I always the one it's so easy to forget about and leave behind? *throws a pity party*
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Safeway stole $5 from me! The first time I use my card on their self-serve machine and it bloody rips me off! *scowls* Mother and Ma have offered me money to make up for it, but it’s not the same. *pouts* It’s not that I don’t want their money [perish the thought!] but that it doesn’t make up for Safeway ripping me off. >:[
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Nothing happened with that job interview. *sighs* It’s been ages, so I think they went with someone else. I’m telling myself it's a relief, but I'm kinda disappointed. There goes another chance to be the responsible, productive adult I know is hiding somewhere deep inside, oh well.
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I only have one session left with Sonya. *sadface* I was really enjoying these past sessions and I’m going to miss her. >_<

Though she joked, ‘You could get a job and then come back and see me.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, having the job would probably cause the stress that would make me need to see you!’

She’s been so lovely, it’ll be sad after my last session. *pouts* But $150 an hour? Pfft. So not happening on my dime.
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Only I am lame enough to get hostile with an old lady. Okay, technically, there was no overt display of hostility except for the daggers I shot from my eyes, but she had it coming. >:[ 
 
I like to think I’m generally a very respectful, courteous person- I say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, I hold doors open for people, I defer to the elderly…basically, you’d be proud of my manners, if I was your kid.
 
But on this occasion, the bus stops right in front of me, right? So instead of side-stepping into a pillar or backing into the crowd, I figure that I’ll just hop onto the bus first. Apparently that didn’t suit her at all, because the old cow actually tries to shoulder me aside, wtf?

So now I’m mad, and in no mood to reward her bad behavior, and I get on the bus regardless, because I will not give in to ill-tempered grannies, damn it! I move to scan the myki card and she then grabs my elbow and tries to push me to the side again!

At this point, I really want to elbow her in the gut, but being the non-confrontational wuss that I am, I simply take pleasure in the fact that my card was empty and I had to take up some more time paying the driver to load more credit onto it and then scanning my card again while she waited impatiently behind me. >:D Body-block, mwahaha, wait your turn, you nasty old biddy!
 
Passive- aggressive? Yes. Satisfying? Oh, very! 

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As with any non-canon couple that faces the obstacle of a canon pairing, a lot of Snape/Hermione fics have to deal with the R/Hr issue. I've seen so many reasons for their  breakup- he falls in love with someone else, he cheats on her, he's threatened by her ambitions, she's fed up with him living off her without pulling his own weight, etc. etc.

The most unrealistic I've come across is the wife-beater!Ron stereotype, wtf? I don't like this kid, but if one of the two was going to be physically abusive, it'd be the chick that sent a flock of magical canaries to peck the living crap out of him and left him with wounds for weeks afterwards, right?

But the best resolution I've ever seen to their so-called 'relationship', without demonizing or vilifying either character, allowing them to remain friends afterwards, is from a fic called Arachne. It's also the funniest and most in character...!

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I decided to become an Animagus, which didn’t really surprise anyone who knew about it. You know that I’ve always been outstanding at Transfiguration, and it challenged me. Minerva agreed to tutor me, and after a short time of intense training, I succeeded.

To the amusement of Minerva, and the utter shock and horror of Ron Weasley, my Animagus form had turned out to be a giant tarantula. I found that a spider could be quite useful, but Ron couldn't get over his disgust and revulsion. This had, eventually, caused our break-up. Whenever I had wanted to kiss Ron, he had flinched, apologised emphatically, but still seemed unable to suppress his reaction. I felt that a relationship under these circumstances wasn't possible, and had initiated the break-up. Ron seemed relieved, and we have remained friends.
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Bwahaha! Epic! As much as I don't like this pairing, I really can't stand it when shippers go Ron!bashing and make it all bitter and ugly [even if that is actually in character] because I just want everyone to be friends, instead of ruining years' of history. So having the break-up due to her Animagus form...hee! :D
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CM 5 x 15.

Heartwarming scene of aww and confusion.




Mother and I were a little taken aback at Rossi giving a kid $500 out of the blue. I mean, we know he's given to extravagant gestures, such as buying the house for the three kids whose parents were hacked to death, but he had a personal stake in that case- their screams haunted his nightmares, he worked that case with them...but I don't think he even met Sophia here, so why is she special? Was it a case of 'sorry we asked your mother to attract the attention of a serial killer, thus placing your life at risk' but Hallmark didn't have cards to cover that ,so they went with the Communion excuse?

Anyway, upon rewatching it frame-by-frame, I realized that the rest of the team signed the card.



I spent ages trying to make my short-sighted eyes decipher those scrawls...what do you think?

Top left: David Rossi
Bottom left: Derek Morgan [although I don't know why there's a middle letter that's so tall]
Top right: Penelope Garcia?
Middle right: Jennifer Jareau
Bottom right: Emily Prentiss? I'm basing that on the giant 'E', not the rest of it...

Then again, maybe they're just meaningless squiggles and I really need to stop analyzing everything. *shrugs*

But still, even if the card was from the team, the cheque was from Rossi personally. Weird.

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I call it the Hotch!gasm. :P



Emily: *gazes wistfully* Oh, that  strong manly profile, that determined jaw and intense, brooding eyes...



Emily:  *fantasizes*...those thin sensual lips...oh god, I just want to yank that tie off and tear open his shirt, scattering buttons everywhere for dramatic effect, and then...

Hotch: So, I was having relevant, intellectual, insightful thoughts about this investigation and if you would care to offer an opinion regarding- er, Prentiss? Hello?



Hotch: Oh- I recognize that look. Damn it, woman, we are on duty! Try to remain professional. *shakes head* You think you'd be immune to my overwhelming sex appeal after all this time working together!



Hotch: Honestly, I can't help it if women react this way to me. I'm not even trying to be sexy, it just happens naturally...



Hotch: You know this is getting embarrassing, right? Rossi's watching, which is just uncomfortable on so many levels.

Emily: *explicit thoughts that cannot be repeated here*



'So, we're just going to act like this never happened. Nothing to see here, folks...Everyone, admire the pretty fusion shot!'

:P What? Canon gives me so little, don't blame me for blowing this out of proportion! ^_~

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Meme.

From weird_fin.

Resistance Is Futile.
~Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
~I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
~Update your journal with the answers to the questions.

1. Favourite animal?
I adore cats. I went through a mad obsessive phase when I was younger- had cat calendars, t-shirts, stationary and the like. Got over it, but I still love them.

2. Name a dessert that you DON'T like.
Crème brulee. It makes me feel sick. *shudders*

3. How did you get into fanfiction reading?
You know, it was so long ago, I’m not even sure. It’s probably a boring story.

I think the first fics I ever read were for Mulder/Scully. I read all the library’s copies of X-files books, and then I probably went googling X-files and came across a fanfic site that I entered out of curiosity- I think I used to haunt fredfarm or some such site for MSR fics.

4. Name a favourite author from the past two years that you've read from
OOH, tough one!

Published author- Ilona Andrews.
Fanfiction writer- TwelveYearsinAzkaban aka Kathryn. *adores*

5. If you could meet anyone 'famous' that has been dead for over 3 years who would it be and why?
A dead famous person? I don’t know any dead stars I’d really like to see. It's a good question, but I'm drawing a blank. The first person that came to mind was Kevin Smith, the dude who played Ares in Xena. I had a huge crush on him as a kid, I'll go with that. ;D









Of course, my attraction to him was purely intellectual. :P

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TV Meme.

Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season)
10 Things I Hate About You. A really good show about teens. It doesn't take itself too seriously and it's hilarious. Too bad it's cancelled. *pouts*

Snurched from vorquellyn.
Leave me a comment saying, 'Live long and prosper,' and I will comment back with a picture of the fictional character that most reminds me of you. Then post the same in your journal.
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Awesome alternative credits for Dollhouse by scifi_tv_addict.


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Date: 2010-05-30 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com
Reminding me later in the week is good, especially if you remember. ;) LOL

Yes the Sideways!verse is timeless and basically people worked on issues and got to be happier then they were in real life aka Island!verse.

Eh I'm not that fussed over Jack & Kate, it was however nice to see Kate back to her S1 badass mofo self then the stupidwishwashyletmefuckwithJack&Sawyer'sminds wench she eventually turned into.

By the end of the show I was only watching for the reunion between Sawyer & Juliet. It was EPIC and I'm happy with that. I don't really care much else about the rest of the characters.

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Date: 2010-05-30 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
Aww!I must see if youtube has that scene, it looks adorable and I saw snippets of it in the flashbacks in the finale, but I want to see more. *squishes them* SO cute!

stupidwishwashyletmefuckwithJack&Sawyer'sminds wench

This is why I hate Kate. Messing with their heads just to, IDEK, bolster her self-esteem that two hot guys wanted her? Bleurgh. No, I'm not going to listen to reason on this, I'm too invested in my Kate!hate to relent.

What is it with me and Kates, anyway? On Lost, on Sanctuary, on Robin Hood, argh, they plague me!

I was only watching for the reunion between Sawyer & Juliet

*nodnod* THIS, exactly. I was rooting for them, and I'm so happy at how it turned out. Sure, they're dead, that sucks,but we get closure!

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Date: 2010-05-30 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com
What scene? Sawyer & Juliet's reunion? I highly doubt it since a lot of the US networks are cracking down on their stuff being on YouTube. It was an epic reunion. Much like how my Marguerite & Roxton shipping heart has imagined for their reunion *grumbles*That we'll NEVER get to fucking see on screen*grumbles*

I don't hate Lost!Kate as much as I hated Sanctuary!Kate. Stopped watching Robing Hood after S2 ended. Kill off my FAV character and you can kiss this fan's ass. But now really I'm not hating either character much anymore. Lost!Kate sorta went back to how she was in S1, all badass and shit. Heehee fave line of hers from the finale "I saved a bullet for you." To FLocke. bwahahahaha...dude she was so badass it was awesome!

As I keep saying, Sawyer & Juliet got the EPIC reunion that Marguerite & Roxton were FUCKING ROBBED OF.

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Date: 2010-05-30 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
Oops, I meant to say how pretty your icon was, and then I got caught up in wondering whether that flower scene between Sawyer and Juliet was on youtube and I didn't end up communicating my thoughts. *eyeroll* But yeah, they showed flashes of some scene where Sawyer gave her a flower and it looks so squeeful!

Bwahaha, well, yeah, I hate Sanctuary!Kate much more- I loved that show and it went downhill for me in season 2. Hopefully s3 will redeem it. Mainly, Kate just stuck out like a sore thumb, omfg. Enough with this, what do you call it, affirmative action or whatever. The cast was fine with a mainly white cast, it didn't need a token colored chick, damn it.

Okay, Kate shooting Locke was a good moment for her character! But it made Jack look even more stupid. *eyeroll*

*sniffles* Oh, the M/R reunion that exists only in my dreams. I had a dream a while back that they were going to make a movie to wrap up the season 3 finale...I was all giddy and excited and flaily- then I woke up. SO depressing. ;_;

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Date: 2010-05-30 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com
The eps the flower icon is from is called, La Fluer. Sorry I couldn't read your mind about that. ;-b

I don't think Kate shooting FLocke made Jack look stupid just meant that Badass!Kate was back.

I don't think they hired Agam on Sanctuary to fill some "quota" on race, it was decided that Ashely needed to go so they killed her off and decided to keep Kate on...and proceed to shove her down our throats, imho. It was like "Kill Ashley AND bring in this new chick who's sorta like her but not Magnus' daughter." I might not have had a hard time with Kate if they'd given us more than half an eps to get over Ashley's death. That and imho, Agam isn't that great an actress. Emilie (Ashely) was a better actress. BUT I can't say stuff like that in the fandom cause folks there will have a fit because I'm dissin' on Agam's talent (or lack there of, imho). I'm sure Agam is a lovely girl as a person but acting wise, imho, they made the wrong choice.

Oh I've imagined reunions between M&R for years now and then, like you & your dream, they go away. sad.

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Date: 2010-06-01 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com
*bites lip* Ohhh, the ep title is dedicated to the Sawyer/Juliet moment? That’s so lovely!

Sorry I couldn't read your mind about that. ;-b

I knoooow…when I’m caught up in deep thinky thoughts, I somehow subconsciously assume that my conversation partner can magically hear my thoughts and follow along telepathically. *facepalm*

Yeah, okay, I’m probably just being bitter and that race thing wasn’t a real issue in hiring her [also, being Indian myself, I won’t get slapped down for making that comment, ahh, freedom!] but I’m still so gutted that Ashley left and we get Kate in to fill her spot. However much the writers spin that it wasn’t a matter of one chick ‘replacing’ the other, that’s how it played out and asking people not to compare them isn’t realistic. Especially when Ash had a way better storyline and slotted into place on the team more effectively than Kate, who was, as you say, just shoved down our throats and we were expected to enjoy it, ugh.

Seriously, the best eps in season two were the ones where I could pretend she didn’t exist [like Will and Magnus getting stranded in the middle of the ocean, win!] and those in which she played a main part, I still haven’t watched. Maybe when I buy the series, I’ll think about it, but no, not now.

imho, Agam isn't that great an actress. Emilie (Ashely) was a better actress. BUT I can't say stuff like that in the fandom cause folks there will have a fit because I'm dissin' on Agam's talent (or lack there of, imho).

It’s crazy how you can’t state your honest opinion in fandom without people going psycho and wanting to send hate mail and threatening you. *eyeroll* I mean, okay, if someone goes into a pro-Kate forum and bashes her, they get what they deserve, but to be unable to offer an opinion about the actor and how it affects our enjoyment of the show is just silly.

FWIW, I’m in complete agreement- she can’t act worth a damn. Everything’s so over-stated and exaggerated and…she’s like someone out of Gossip Girl. If she were on that show, I wouldn’t mind, but on a show where everyone else is a 10 on the acting scale and she scrapes by on a…4, if I’m being charitable…blech.

*sniffles and resolves to watch M/R eps this weekend*

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Date: 2010-06-01 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com
Not entirely. La Fleur is the name Sawyer chose to give the folks at Dharma when they landed in the 1970s. The flower he gave her just played into that.

I was told that I couldn't judge an actor on only seeing one bit of their work. *rolleyes* I was also told that how dare I question the logic of Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood, & Damian Kindler. They're the ones who decided (at the behest of SyFy's suggestion I suspect) to 'shake things up' by killing off Ashley and bringing in Kate.

Thankfully Agam has toned down the over acting a lot since she first started so she's more tolerable, imho. Still not as great an actress as some seem to think she is. Hell, I don't like Rachel McAdams but she's a better actress than Agam (sorry watching Sherlock Holmes on DVD - got it for my birthday this weeked).

I haven't watched any TLW in a while. I may have to do a rewatch sometime this summer. :D

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