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The lame.

LJ!fail. I tried for ages to post a damn poll and it simply refused to work. *glares* Why meeee? It has a grudge against me, I swear. *woes* And now it won't let me post half of this entry because it's TOO FRAKKING LARGE, apparently. WTF? It's just text, like, half a page, but that's too taxing. *head!splodes*

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The win.

Oh! How remiss of me, in all the aggravation LJ caused me earlier, I totally forgot to thank all the lovely people for the pretty snowflakes! ^_^ I’m touched by your thoughtfulness, you guys. *huggleglomps*

ETA: Christmas is in a week. But if anyone wants to exchange last minute Christmas cards, I’m up for it! ;D

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The amusing.

Stephen Jenner's "TwiLite: A Parody."

Love between a teenage girl and a vampire can be a beautiful thing. Then again, it can get a little ugly. Just ask Stella Crow. Stella is a clumsy but otherwise ordinary girl whose life takes a radical turn the moment she meets Edweird. Though perfect on the outside, Edweird Sullen is remarkably unrefined on the inside. He also happens to be a one hundred year old vampire, trapped in the body of a teenage boy, who has yet to finish high school. Nonetheless, Stella is unconditionally smitten with him. But not everything is rosy in this gloomiest of towns. Edweird's enemies have sworn to put a tragic end to their romance. Against all odds, the bond between Stella and Edweird is nearly strong enough for their love to survive. Most love stories between an impossibly handsome vampire and an ungainly young woman have a magical ending. This one - not so much.

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The pretty.

So everyone’s squeeing over the Jello!glee with the spoiler pic of them from Rose Colored Glasses floating around. *bounces* I give you a blast from the past with- Castle and Beckett.

From the season 1 dvds. Why did nobody tell me about this?!

[Under no circumstances will I endorse CASKETT. I’m sorry, shippers, but no way in hell is that romantic or appropriate, okay? What were you thinking?]

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The meme.

Snurched from kat_rowe

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.

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The vidspam.

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Gah. So pissed off. >:[ I know in the grand scale of things, this is a tiny insignificant thorn in my paw, but as it seems I'm never satisfied without something to whinge over...

I aced the SSHG quiz last week, and won the privilege of selecting the topic of the next quiz. But I didn't get the email til Thursday, when I wasn't at uni, and didn't have a chance to reply to it til Friday. At which time I'm told that it's too late and the quiz has already been formulated because I took too long to reply to a PM that was sent the day before! [The other time I won the quiz-selection right, I got the PM on Tuesday, so I'm thinking the lateness of the PM was more to blame than anything]

It wouldn't bug me so much if it weren't for the fact that the topic ended up being 'Major Character Death'. I LOATHE character deaths. I mean, seriously cannot stand fics that kill off one or both characters of my OTP, they rank below rape!fics, which tells you how strongly I feel about this. So yeah. Not amused.
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Ethical issues

Glee- 1 x 12- Mattress )
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Stargate Universe.

1 x 10- Justice )
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I read this awesome fic the other day, and as usual, I checked out its reviews to see whether other people shared my opinion.

I was startled to find that a frakking fandom war had been waged over this fic, and looked up the details, to find that people were accusing one member of my ship of raping the other. *jaw drop* I've read rape!fics, oh, too many, and this was nothing like that at all, so I was greatly confuzzled.

Hypothetical scenario:

Character X and Character Y are at a party. Both are drinking. Compelled by liquid courage, X approahces Y to engage in flirtatious banter and winds up propositioning Y. Y accepts. X pauses for a moment, shaking off teh tipsy gleefulness to consider that Y would normally not agree to such a proposition. But Y is enthusiastic and willingly consents, so X shrugs off that moment of doubt and the two waltz off to enjoy a 'private celebration'.

Is this rape?
I wouldn't think so, otherwise- considering how many people have drunken sex with unsuitable people and regret it afterwards [I know people who've done this]- there'd be a lot more lawsuits happening. The facts at the time of this incident were pretty clear: Y voluntarily agreed, X did not employ coercion or date-rape drugs, so...

[which reminds me of this off-color joke I really should be appalled by: 9 out of 10 Rohypnol users agree that the fun is not in the chase. *winces* Oh, that's awful. But- I snickered. *facepalm* I'm a horrible person]

For the curious, the fic in question is Accountable by Dyce. Super awesome. *adores it*
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Meme.

Questions from mw48:

My answers )


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Snurched from labrt2004.
I don't really understand this, because it's basically saying what I would give myself, which makes no sense- shouldn't I see what other people would give me? But anyway, it's funny, so:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, borg_princess sent to me...
Twelve sunshineskys drumming
Eleven wickedandcruels piping
Ten helen magnus a-leaping
Nine kate daniels dancing
Eight romance novels a-milking
Seven books a-shipping
Six x-files a-reading
Five cri-i-i-iminal minds
Four stargate atlantis
Three julie andrews
Two mary poppins
...and a dexter in a rachel blakely.
Get your own Twelve Days:

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Vidspam.

[Not femslash, just so I don't mislead those of you who ship these two]
The music is Florence and the Machine- Blinding. Only the most awesome song EVER. Listen! *pokepoke*


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I'm excited! I'm now a beta for this SSHG fic, The Professor's Discretion, mwahaha!
I was moping at the diminishing amount of fic left to read, which seriously sends me into a depression every time I finish gorging on my new obsession's available fic [it was painful post-TLW, let me tell you, 'coz at least with newer ones like Mentalist and CM, etc. I'm fairly sure people will post sometime in the future but that hope ain't there with older fandoms *sniffles*] and now I have something new to fixate on. My OCD is pleased at the chance to nitpick like crazy, hee. Editing is so much easier than writing, I gotta say. >:D

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Since I haven't tried to brainwash anyone into my beloved ship lately: [except odakota_rose. *eyes hopefully*]

A hilarious scene between headmistress!Hermione and Snape, from the amazing Splintered and Broken:

The Interview )


I usually don't read post-Voldemorte-wins fics on general principle. [It's a category bursting with rape!fics, which tend to put me off. It's usually exploited by writers who want to indulge in dark, perverted abuse and glorious sadism, so kthxbai]

But this fic is so brilliant in the way it draws parallels between the victorious!Voldemorte era and the Ministry era, the Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix [one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter, y/y?], and familiar characters are recast in different roles. 'A lot of this story is about reoccurring patterns in a new generation', as the author says- there is Hermione as the new Dumbledore, pulling strings behind the scenes and coordinating the resistance, there is a new Severus, a new Sirius and new Harry Potter...in an unexpected but poignant way.

This fic corrects all the gender!fail of the HP!verse. It wasn't intentional, apparently, but women ended up being cast in most of the crucial roles and not in a gratuitous 'super!perfect!role-model!strong-female-character' way, not the irritating 'women are superior and males are not fit to lick their shoes' way, but in believable extensions of their canon personalities, only with all their potential explored and fulfilled. I mean, minor character Lavendar is still opposed to Hermione but written in a way that makes her POV understandable and sympathetic.

And by far, the most rewarding take is on Ginny. She's cast as this tragic character, who was never fully understood in canon, who had much more depth than we ever realized, who hid her darker streak and played the innocent because it was what Harry needed. And it's so beautifully done, it hurts.

Re: Ginny )
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Last week was a lot of fun, for a few different reasons. For one, I finally got to hang out with Jacob, an old high school friend. He and his sister, Katherine, are the only friends I've managed to make and keep for more than a year, although it's unfortunate that we only get together three or four times a year, but I'll take what I can get.

cut for trivial chatter )
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The other high point of my week was seeing New Moon.

Surprising, I'm sure, given that I think most of you know my feelings about Twilight. Safe to say…I’m not a fan. I’m an anti-fan, actually, I find a great deal of amusement in reading essays and sporkings by people who tear it apart and expose its massive fail with wit and snark a-plenty. But the movie was a great deal of fun, even if I still have no more respect for the books than I ever did. *shrugs*

Disclaimer )
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Movie review )
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Vidspam.
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Title: Always Worth It
Fandom: The Mentalist
Characters: Jane, Lisbon
Rating: PG
Genre: Humor, friendship
Spoilers: Very very vague hint of a reference to 2 x 05, Black Gold and Red Blood
Summary: "Jane is perennially the magician, armed with his bottomless bag of tricks; every day of his life is a show, with the world his stage." Lisbon watches Jane amuse himself, as she puzzles out the intricacies of their relationship. Jello oneshot.
Warning:
I wrote this fic all in one go on Sunday- I've read over it carefully but forgive me any silly errors or typos, would you?
Disclaimer: I don’t own The Mentalist or its wonderful characters.

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OMG, YOU GUYS.
There was a HOSTAGE SITUATION at my university. While I was there.
And I didn't have a clue it was even happening!


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How cute is this?! Aww! Penguins posing for a camera!
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This is completely random of me, but I was pondering the hairstyle changes of my favorite ladies in the new seasons of CM and Mentalist, and this struck me:

Before and After )
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Call me crazy, but I kinda think the Australia swimmer, Stephanie Rice, resembles Glee star, Lea Michele. But then I suppose all young, white, brunette chicks look alike. :P

What is it with me and brunettes today? Lol! )

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Vidspam.

I can't find the Could've Danced All Night clip anywhere. *pouts* I love Emma's singing voice, she's so gorgeous! *squishes her*
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Finally, my Christmas cards have been posted! *happydance*
I am unusually efficient this year, why, yes, I am. *preens* So the people who pm'ed me their addresses, you shall receive something from me in...oh, however long it takes mail to cross from Australia to your part of the world. It ain't an exact science, y'know.

It's never the procuring of cards that's the problem, it's figuring out what to write. I spent about half an hour per card, agonizing over word choice, referring to my dictionary to make sure I wasn't making any idiotic errors, looking up synonyms, and then miming writing out the lines to make sure I had enough space [odakota_rose, yours will be the notable exception, lol, I totally didn't plan it very well]- all this fretting and nerve-wracking tension before I ever set pen to paper! If I did screw something up, please- discretion is the better part of valor, y/y? ^_^

If anyone else still wishes to exchange cards, just drop me a line. ;D
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OMG, so you know how we moved into our own house a few months ago? Well, it's sort of a WiP- the house is pretty much set, except for some window tinting and such minor surface things, but the surrounding terrain is pretty much just mud and weeds, so we've got landscaper people coming in, right? They're totally unreliable [although thankfully less homicidally inclined than the workers on CM this week *shivers*], they keep scheduling a time to come in and then postponing for some reason.

Well, out of nowhere, they turned up this morning. And I only realized they were around when a construction dude wandered past the window while I was in my bra. *flails* Lately, mother's left the kitchen curtains drawn because it's way too hot and sunny, but of course, the one day she leaves the curtains open would be when I'm in a state of dishabille and a guy happens to walk past! Okay, so he wasn't looking in otherwise I'd be a hell of a lot more embarrassed but I nearly had a heart attack. :O

Imagine the Psycho music from the bath-tub scene, that was the soundtrack for this particular moment. Minus the hysterical girly shrieking. I thought a tactical retreat would be more effective than standing rooted to the spot, screaming. [God, I hate when people do that on tv- sure, honey, finding a body is really traumatic but why don't you shut your mouth in case you draw the killer's attention and just run and find help, y/y?]
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WHEE, lookit the pretty!


Not only did I ace it, but I won the privilege of picking the topic of the next quiz, hee!
'k, so, woodchoc_magnum? You were asking about what three things I wanted to do before I die? Well, one of my ambitions just became to ace the quiz once more and earn a shiny Snape banner! :D
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While in town, I came across the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince calendar.
Can you tell me what's wrong with this picture? [Apart from being blurry as all heck]




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Meme.
From kat_rowe:


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
Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions


Questions and Answers )


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Vidspam.
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'k, so I've been trying to post this entry for the past few days. I blame odakota_rose for dragging me off into never-ending IM sessions for the fact that I haven't been around much :P Not that I put up much of a fight, lol. I just have so much fun rambling on about everything and anything, then all of a sudden, it's like, 'Crap, where did the last four hours go? I have to leave now!'

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I saw this, sapph, and I thought of you...

Clicky! )


I hate summer.

Hand me any justification you might think of and I will demolish it.

The part that has me distinctly disgruntled right now? I had two family blocks of Cadbury waiting to be devoured- and they MELTED. A true tragedy, I tell you. I tried to force myself to nibble on the melted mush anyway, but it made me feel rather nauseous so I gave up on it as a lost cause. *sniffles*

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So, Mentalist ep 6.


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Is it just me or is there a deluge of books lately revolving around ordinary human girls/amazing supernatural dudes?
Just a few that I came across while browsing for new books- Shiver, Hush Hush and Fallen [a rip-off of Twilight]. Among many others.

Was there always a market for this or did Twilight create the new demand for that kind of romance? I can understand the appeal of these books- I wouldn't mind being swept off my feet by someone rich, handsome and super in love with me, y'know? It's all about wish fulfilment, I get it- but my tastes have always run towards a more equal relationship, where the chick is equally awesome and talented and kick-ass. When I read the books, it's more about vicariously living through the main female character- so if she's just this average, boring person with no skills or self-confidence, I get bored pretty fast.

I don't think I've pimped these books lately, so I will now- YOU MUST READ:
*Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels books, starting with Magic Bites, and
*Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy books, starting with...Vampire Academy.



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Meme from woodchoc_magnum

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

• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions

 



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Vidspam.


 

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People. I meant to be organized this year and once again, I totally fail. *eyeroll* Big surprise.
Anyway, before I forget again, is there anyone that wants to exchange Christmas cards? I'd do one of those cool 'comments hidden' things except I have no clue how that works and LJ hates my guts, so I'd rather not risk experimenting at this stage...just PM me, if you feel like celebrating the Christmas spirit with me. ;D
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Vampire Diaries
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I caught an ep of it yesterday and holy crap, but I didn't think anything could rival Twilight for worst love triangle.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but there IS something more irrational and ridiculous than the Edward/Bella/Jacob angst-o-rama!  )
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Randomly? I read someone's comment about how they pictured Keanu Reeves as Snape, rather than Alan Rickman, and it reminded me of this:



'k, I loved Keanu first, but I love Alan Rickman [I can't just call him Alan, for some reason, lol] best .
I've now watched Sense and Sensibility half a dozen times-I just wish I'd had that massive crush on him back when we actually studied the bloody book and watched the movie in Year 11 Lit, I would've been so much more inspired, damn it!

And I've seen Dogma about a dozen times. I can't help it, 'tis extremely crude and foul at many points, but it sitll has me in gigglefits all the same.

Bethany: What are you?
Metatron: I'm pissed off, is what I am! Do you go around drenching everybody that comes into your room with flame-retardant chemicals? No wonder you're single.
[Ahaha! This is the APPROPRIATE reaction to finding someone in your room watching you sleep, a'right?]

Btw, I have a sneaking suspicion I saw an edited version, though- I looked up some quotes and there were mentions of a nun and some other randoms and exchanges I didn't see. If they cut any Alan Rickman scenes from the one I watched, I'm going to be pissed off myself. *frowns*
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Meme.

Comment and I'll give you a list of 4 people. You have to chose which to marry, which to shag, which to snog, and which to throw off a cliff.

Characters provided by the lovely kat_rowe.

Marry- Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)- because she complements me perfectly. We're both witty bookish types, can't you see the magic happening here? :P
Throw off a cliff- Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)- because he is the center of all angsty whump everywhere, like a moth to the flame. *nodnod*
Shag-  Carson Beckett (SGA)- the uber adorable Scottish doctor! With dimples, omg! How can I resist? I gotta tell you, meeting Paul at the recent con has made me love Carson even more. I watched some classic SGA over the weekend, totally love him and Rodney's banter... ^_^
Snog- Kate Beckett (Castle)- do I need a reason? The woman is stunning!

Snurched from sunkrux.

* Find your birth month and paste it at the top.
* Strike what doesn't apply; highlight what does.
* Post that and all twelve months under an LJ cut.

'I wish you couldn't figure me out, but you'd always wanna know what I was about...' )

 

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Vidspam.
Featuring evil dude from Robin Hood, I believe [hey, I don't watch the show, that's my best guess], Ninth Doctor, Snape, Neo, etc...

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I've just had one of the best weeks of my life.
If I could choose any period of my life to live over again, it would be this last week.
I indulged in all the simple pleasures in life- reading, eating, watching, sleeping... *shivers with delight* It was perfect.

My idea of bliss )

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GUYS. OMG, OMG, OMG. CHECK THIS OUT.
 

About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.


And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight.

Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?

Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.

o.O >_< :DDDDD

How spectacular is this?! I WANT. *dies laughing*

[PS. Can anyone tell me how to bloody block quote? It would make quoting large blocks of text so much easier]

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Sanctuary.




Amanda Tapping is amazing. She's just breaking my heart this season with all the angst, zomg. Brief picspam. No commentary, just the pretty.

Helen the Awesome )

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Meme.

Which The Mentalist Character Are You?
http://web.buddytv.com/closedquiz/images/results/mentalist_patrick.jpg

More on The Mentalist. Created by BuddyTV


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Vidspam.


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Went to the Armageddon Expo last weekend- for the first time, I was able to attend both days and it was absolutely brilliant. [This new trimester thing at uni sucks, but at least it meant the exams finished in time for me to blissfully fritter away the hours gawking at sci-fi stars. ^_^]

'coz the universe giveth with one hand and taketh away with the other, the bad news to compensate for that was that Amanda Tapping pulled out in the end. So devastated. That’s not cool at all. At the beginning of the year, I’d’ve been rather indifferent but since I fell for Sanctuary and full on obsessed over her…yeah, that was awful, leading us on like that and then bailing, grr! Joe Flanigan replaced her, which is kinda funny, ‘coz the first time I saw him- two years ago- he was added to the list as a replacement after Michael Shanks pulled out. It was cool seeing Joe again, but it was a little ‘been there, done that’ and it was still pretty disappointing not seeing Amanda- I haven’t yet met a female star, it’s been a boys’ club so far! [Hopefully that’ll change next year- Claudia Black is supposed to be at a con in March, omg! Ben Browder, too, but guys, CLAUDIA! *bounces*]

And yeah, there was a slight hiccup with the public transport that meant our 'train' ended up being a bus, 'coz the railway system was down for some reason or another- making me and Netty raise our eyebrows and giggle when Joe Flanigan complimented our public transport system- and okay, my feet and back and shoulders were killing me by the end of it, but omg, it was so worth the sore twinges and inconvenience! This was, hands down, my favorite convention experience out of the past four years!


Joe Flanigan and Christopher Heyerdahl )



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Paul McGillion and Jason Momoa )

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Other actors

A brief word on the other panels I sat in on  )

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Ooh, one of the highlights of the weekend- I found a bag of mini Reese's Pieces! I have such an addiction to them, but I can only find the pack of two large Reeses for $2.50, which hell no, not wasting my money like that. Yeah, the bag was expensive at $6 but a lot more value for money. Sadly, when I went back on Sunday, it was all sold out. *pouts*
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Speaking of that, though, is it true that you can fatally overdose on Panadol?

Cut for slightly morbid conversation )

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Health.
I'm determined not to be a hypochondriac, therefore I will not flail over the potentially life-threatening skin disease I've come down with, but calmly mention in a casual aside this oh-so-inconvenient rash I've developed on my finger tips. It's quite disgusting-

so naturally, I'll inflict a description on anyone who cares to read this )

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Fandom woe.

Season 2 of Merlin makes me sad.

Because of this.


 And especially this.
 

cut for major spoilerific pic )

 

I won’t begrudge other shippers their joy at having their pairing made canon- if I can’t be happy, at least someone else is. [Not like the epic fail of SGA which shot down two main ships and made nobody happy, except for Keller!obsessives] But I still feel so let down. Season 1 made me have hope, only to be brutally crushed by the new season.

I had a dream that the dvd for the entire season was already out here in Australia [lol, considering it takes months, if not years for a dvd to come out round here] and I was tempted to buy it but then I remembered that it went from the promising multi-shipping aspect of the amazing season 1, which catered to Morgana/Arthur [original!ship], Morgana/Merlin, Morgana/Gwen AND Morgana/Uther [guilty!ship], as well as a gazillion other permutations, to the new and historically-approved Arthur/Gwen. *criz into pillow*

I cannot bring myself to watch it and see the new direction without feeling bitter at what I’ve lost, you know? I’ll pretend it ended at season 1 and just relive the earlier glory. *nodnod*

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Lame-ass days.
And unexpected pleasures.

Everything that could go wrong, did... )

But then! The silver lining in the cloud! I drag my sorry ass over to my grandmother's place for some TLC and lo! A shiny package in the mail! I check her mail for her as I head on in, and usually it's just junk ads or bills and such, but on Friday, the day I most desperately needed something to cheer me up? My season 1 Castle dvds from the amazing carolune04 arrived. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I was feeling, my mood swung dramatically from 'I want to step in front of a car and let all my worries get smushed into nothing' to 'zomg, the awesomeness! This calls for a marathon and lots of junk food, whee!' *snuggles carolune* Thank you, sweetie! Saying you made my day? Total understatement. You redeemed what was otherwise a terrible waste of oxygen and made it worth getting out of bed at all. ;D

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Vidspam.
Another one of my old fanvids. No mockery, pretty plz.



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I don't really buy into the whole 'things happen for a reason' thing. I don't think we need to suffer in order to truly appreciate the value of life. I think people could manage just fine in a world without extremes like earthquakes and tsunamis, and still manage to appreciate everyday joys and pleasures. Death and destruction has no value to those it affects personally, and it leaves little impact on the rest of the world. I've heard about natural disasters befalling other countries and apart from a moment of sympathy and pity, it didn't linger with me. Not til Samoa.

RL drama )
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I am so ashamed.

"Stephenie Meyer's vampire series has become Australian children's favorite book series, ending Harry Potter's two-year reign...[it] managed 15,400 votes compared with Meyer's 39,000."

My state recorded the second-highest total of votes with 22, 893 votes. *facepalm* I just- I cannot fathom what kids aged 5-17 are doing reading this! I mean, there are primary school kids wallowing in this- this abomination. *sputters* Learning how romantic it is to be stalked and emotionally abused...*head!splodes*

To cheer myself up from what would otherwise be a debilitating state of frustration, I quote you this:

Twilit

"Hey!" Hermione protested as Severus snatched her book away.

He flipped through it, his sneer growing progressively deeper.

"How can you read this? It's utter drivel. The writing is juvenile, the plot practically nonexistent, and this male lead..."

Hermione rolled her eyes. "Right. A pale, sulky, guilt-ridden guy with a sketchy past who spends his days surrounded by idiotic schoolchildren until he falls in love with a brown-eyed brunette who's way too young for him. Who could ever find that attractive?"

Severus snapped the book shut. "I do not sulk. Nor am I, if you haven't noticed, a vampire."

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I'm gonna be so behind all you guys on the new eps, damn it. Once the exams are over, I'm having a massive d/l session- Criminal Minds, Castle, House and omg, Merlin's back! Why did nobody tell me?! But on second thought...while reading the summaries, I'm kinda turned off. Evil!Morgana, Arthur/Gwen...gag. Methinks I'm going to cut my losses now, rather than truck on in the hopes it'll be kind to me.

Mentalist season 2 opener.


 

Redemption- mythoughts )

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So, Criminal Minds season 5 opener.



Faceless, Nameless- my thoughts )

I'm torn between d/l ep 2 of Castle or CM later. I'm hearing good things about Em/Hotch interaction, so...HMM. *ponders* Well, when I say 'good things', I mean people are whingeing about how much attention this pairing's getting and praying it doesn't go down the romantic route. So I'm betting it'll make me happy. *smirks*
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Vidspam.
'k, I know almost everyone on my flist is familiar with Xena.
I know about 90% of you have absolutely no idea what The Lost World is, but um, for the few of you who do, guess what I spent my weekend polishing up? I was inspired by a Teyla version of the Xena opening credits, and decided to create...Marguerite: Warrior Princess. Just for laughs. ;P

 
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Rant of the day.

So frakking pissed off.
This will teach me not to first read the end of a fic to make sure it's one I can deal with-
never
will I make that mistake again.
200,000 words into the fic and then I find out my ship doesn't frakking stay together.
W. T. F. *angsty!flail* All those hours wasted!
I'd've rathered it remain unfinished than find out they separate. *snarls*
I like my 'happily ever afters', all right?
I don't care if it's childish, but if I wanted angst and misery and despair, I'd've stuck with the books, kthxbai. >:[
I don't even have the vocabulary to express how frustrated and disappointed I'm feeling right now.
Feel free to lend me your words, I find myself annoyingly inarticulate at the moment.

Also, the father's on leave this week. Imagine my joy.
Particularly since we had a battle of wills over the weekend over my fingernails, of all the most frakking petty things ever. I managed to reduce our face time to a mere hour over the two days and yet we still clashed. Takes real talent, no? I just cannot believe I'm 21 years old and he wants to ORDER me to cut my nails or else- the unspoken threat being that I can get out of his house if I don't like it. Lovely. I enjoy living with a control freak ever so much.
/rant.
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Amusing fact of the day.

Definition of 'grangerize:
PRONUNCIATION: (GRAYN-juh-ryz)
MEANING:
1. To mutilate a book by clipping pictures out of it.
2. To illustrate a book by adding pictures cut from other books.

LMAO. I kinda want to read a fic about someone teasing Hermione Granger with the definition of her last name. *smirks* The girl worships books and the idea that her last name means to MUTILATE them, well...JKR is one twisted woman [but we knew that already]. Luckily for Hermione, nobody's smart enough to realize it or even think to do research on the matter, so it's unlikely to ever be used against her. *gigglesnorts* Hee. Poor girl.
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I've been listening to a lot of angsty music lately. What can I say, sad songs- especially about unrequited love- 'tis my new favorite genre. I hate it in fic, but love it in music. Hmm.

Song recs for the sad soul )

Hit me with recs, if you feel so inclined. [Pretty please?]
Remember, angsty unrequited love. *nodnod* Bonus if it has violins, I'm a sucker for anything with violins, sounds so much more poignant, y'know?
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To maintain the theme, an angsty poem:

Renouncement

I must not think of thee; and, tired yet strong,
I shun the love that lurks in all delight-
The love of thee- and in the blue heaven's height,
and in the dearest passage of a song.
Oh, just beyond the sweetest thoughts that throng
this breast, the thought of thee waits hidden yet bright;
But it must never, never come in sight;
I must stop short of thee the whole day long.
But when sleep comes to close each difficult day,
When night gives pause to the long watch I keep,
And all my bonds I needs must loose apart,
Must doff my will as raiment laid away
With the first dream that comes with the first sleep
I run, I run, I am gather'd to thy heart...'

-Alice Meynell

I love the last two lines. I confess to not knowing exactly what this poem means, I can't read poetry, my brain doesn't work that way, but the idea of being around someone you can't be with, and having to wait til your dreams, the only place where you find yourself welcome in their arms...*sighs*
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Meme.

Pick your fandoms before reading the questions...

1. Harry Potter
2. The Lost World
3. The Mentalist
4. Criminal Minds
5. Sanctuary    
6. Merlin    

Questions )


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Vidspam.
One of my old vids, from years ago. No teasing, please, or I'll pout and stamp my foot. :P




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[Poll #1457732][Poll #1457732]
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Last time I drew a comparison between Sanctuary’s John Druitt and our politician Peter Garrett. [Eerie, no?]

Now I bring your attention to Will Zimmerman. As soon as I saw him, I was all over the obvious Daniel Jackson comparison.



Apparently that’s why he ditched the glasses, lol.
But as Netty and I were doing our marathon, she turns to me and goes, ‘Hey, he looks like Harry Potter’ just as I was turning to her to say the same! [Great minds, etc. etc.] REALLY. Lookit.

 


 

Will-Harry compare/contrast )


 

You all need to appreciate how awesome Netty is. Seriously, best friend in RL, and the fact that she’s family is a bonus.

[Druitt appears onscreen, all menacing and mysterious-like]

Netty: Who’s that? The science tech guy?
Me: Uh…no. What do you think when they talk about prostitutes being killed?
Netty: *confuzzled*
Me: Historical context, dead hookers, come on…
Netty: Oh, oh, Marguerite and Roxton, with the two guys that were killing together… Jack the Ripper!

Lol. The woman drops TLW references into conversation. My love for her, it is infinite. :D

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Vidspam.
Three minutes in, Will does a brief impression of Helen's British accent. But it's well worth watching the whole thing- if you're a fan, it'll remind you of some of the best moments of hilarity. If you're not, well, off with you, become addicted already! :P


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Just randomly?
I have the Pussycat Dolls' song, Buttons, running through my head...
...accompanied by thoughts of Severus Snape.
'I'm telling you to loosen up my buttons, babe...'
Dear god. Why is that the subject of intense fantasy right now?
Then I found this icon.

AHAHA! Nothing I would love to do more... >:P
Suddenly Shakira's Underneath Your Clothes is playing in my head. *facepalm*
This is reminding me of that scene in Transformers where one of the robots masquerading as a car's trying to help Sam score with Mikaela by playing romantic songs suited to the moment...Drive,Sexual healing, I feel good, Baby come back...hee!
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AAAAAAAAAANGST. Vampire Academy Book 4. *clutches chest dramatically* Just KILL ME, why don't you?
*wibbles* Sapphs, you got your hands on it yet? Anyone? I need sympathy and understanding liek whoa. I actually cheated and snuck a peek at the ending because it was so heartbreaking and OMG. Just- *head!splodes*
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ETA.
I'm giving up on the spoiler cuts for the rest of this entry. I am so sorry for the spammage but if I get something right in one spot, it goes nuts on another. So...I'm not touching it anymore. Bloody LJ. *grumbles*



Speaking of heads exploding, Dakota Fanning's apparently signed up to play Dorothy's grand-daughter in a sequel to Wizard of Oz. O.o I'm sure some fans of the original are going to be blowing up at the idea of messing with the movie, wrecking a classic and all that...especially considering inflammatory remarks about Dakota's character being way more capable and kickass than Dorothy, not a 'helpless little girl', lmao. I'm in favor of it!

I love remakes of movies.  )
I wouldn't watch the originals [or most movies from before I was born] because,
a) they're outdated [I have a problem with shoddy special effects, okay? I can forgive it with TLW, just as I forgive every lapse in logic and thwarting of common sense because it is utter fantastic crack]
b) I don't really know or care about the actors from back then- being a fangirl means I like to follow my favorites around, seeing them is a pleasure in itself, even if the movie's not so hot, and
c) with some of the really old ones, I'm just not from the appropriate generation to enjoy that style, you know, the tonal inflections, the pacing of speech, the particular way they act, it just pains me. Argh.
The exception to the 'no-old-school movie' style )

My point is, remakes/sequels open up great movie concepts to a new generation, even if it pisses off a lot of faithful fans in the process. But it's not really for them, not the die-hards that can't stand the idea of their addiction being tampered with, it's for those with an interest in the modern product and for us newbies. I couldn't get through ten minutes of Judy Garland in Wizard of Oz without gritting my teeth and wanting to kick something, so I, for one, am looking forward to this modernization.



Especially since I loved Zooey Deschanel's DG in Tin Man.
How can you resist the wonder and thrill of it all?! )

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Quiz time.


Which HP Kid Are You?

My Result: hermione granger
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Annie
You're very clever, love school, and can get a bit bossy sometimes. You're an avid reader. You're smart, but brave and will stick with your friends unless they've hurt your feelings.

Harry Potter Quiz: Which Character Are You?

Hermione Granger

You're clever, ambitious, and have enough brains to be in Ravenclaw: You're Hermione Granger, Harry's super-smart sidekick.


Which Harry Potter Character Are You?
Hermione You're book smart, moral and cool under pressure. You love learning and showing others what you know. You're way more mature than those around you, and you always seem to know what's best.
Fun quizzes, surveys & blog quizzes by Quibblo
Your result for Which Harry Potter Character Are You?...

Hermione Granger

You are 76% HermioneGranger!

Too bright by half and utterly loyal, you have a very developed sense of right and wrong. School and learning come first, but friends are a close second.

Take Which Harry Potter Character Are You?
at HelloQuizzy



Which Harry Potter Character Are You?

You are Hermione. You're a bookworm always in search of answers. When pressed, however, you can always be counted on to put away the books and help your friends.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

FINALLY.

About damn time!

Bloody hell! I had to go through about a million quizzes before I finally scored as Snape! I identify with him more than Hermione- I love her to bits, but I'm not as nice as she is. I'm always being told how sarcastic and moody I am. 'tis a character flaw I cannot be bothered trying to correct. *shrugs*
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Vidspam.

 
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Things that make me laugh:

Item #2385469029353 on the list of snicker-worthy ship name smushes. GRAPE.
As in Hermione Granger/Severus Snape =  Granger/Snape =Grape. *cracks up laughing*
I know I shouldn't talk, given I've submitted Jello as the Jane/Lisbon alternative ship name, but seriously, Grape?!
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I was re-reading this convo that odakota_rose and I had a while back about a TLW/Sound of Music crossover and her crack!dialogue still sends me into gigglefits. ^_^
 
Can you imagine Marguerite meeting all these randomly happy singing people? 
{Marguerite: Roxton, they're just going around singing! Obviously they're delusional.
Roxton: I imagine it's because they're happy.
Marguerite: I told you- delusional. And I haven't ever seen them need a reason to start singing. Yesterday Maria burst into song after a t-rex chased them- going on about her favorite things as if it would keep the dinosaurs away!}
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I finished watching the Sanctuary finale yesterday. [OMG! *WIBBLES*] Which totally influenced my dream, in which I was at some sorta safe house with John Druitt and we had this whole Hannibal/Clarice [ship!] vibe going on, like, there was the 'I don't know whether I want to hit on you or kill you now' thing happening. *shivers* At least cannibalism wasn't on the menu. :P Forgive my terrible punning...
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Things that make me rant:

Incompetent staff and terrible fast food service + annoying Australian habits )

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I want to like Primeval. It’s kinda hard ‘coz:

List of fail )
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I HATE JESSI. SHE NEEDS TO DIE RIGHT THE FRAK NOW.
*quivers with loathing and hostility*

I've only seen the first few eps of season 4 [Psychic Friend and Electric Kiss stick in my memory as well as my craw] and wow, did TATB screw up this show but good. I was upset when I found out about its cancellation but at this point, it's a mercy killing. *nodnod*



Kyle/Amanda v Kyle/Jessi )

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Things that make me bounce off the walls:

I CAN GO SEE AMANDA TAPPING! WHEEE! :D
I was worried about the timing before, 'coz my parents wrangled numerous concessions to allow me to go to the convention last year, when it was a month before exam period. But due to the tortuous new trimester system- which necessitates the loss of our holidays plus study week *glares*- exams finish the week before the con! Oh, joy! *twirls giddily*
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Does anyone know why the hell Channel Ten is suddenly screening So You Think You Can Dance at 11pm now? What happened to the family-friendly 7:30pm slot? They'd never do this shocking time-frame for the Australian version, so what gives? I much prefer the American show, with the hilarious judges and wonderful Cat and far more entertaining and humorous contestants, and it deserves better than to be relegated to last place behind Simpsons and movie repeats. *frowns*
-

I’m stuck in limbo hell, waiting for the next installments in all my favorite series. Currently making me nearly leap out of my skin with eager anticipation and hopeless desperation:

My wishlist ^_^ )

 


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SORTING HAT


Your result for The Sorting Hat Test...

Slytherin

You scored 42% Order/Chaos, and 35% Moral/Rational

Chaotic Rationality. You don't think much of rules and restrictions; you look at things from an analytical perspective and probably think morality is relative to some extent. Your strength lies in being able to make your own judgments and form your own strategies uninhibited by others; your weakness lies in the wariness other people may have of you, perceiving you as dangerous.


You join people like Theodore Nott, Severus Snape, and Horace Slughorn.

The 4-grid I used to determine this is as follows:
 ChaoticOrderly
MoralGryffindorHufflepuff
RationalSlytherin
Ravenclaw

Take The Sorting Hat Test
at HelloQuizzy

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Vidspam:
Cute little vid featuring former Australian Idol contestant, Lisa Mitchell. She was all whiny-ass on the show, didn't make a very impressive showing of herself, but this? Redeems her completely. It's adorkable and quirky and wistful, and omg, that little dance she does...actually, calling it a dance is being generous, lol, but I love it 'coz that's totally what I do! Just jerk awkwardly to the beat, with the most minimal movement possible, looking kinda odd but she's so cute she carries it off well.

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Have I mentioned my slight Snape fixation lately? I find myself utterly entranced by this pic.



*sighs* I want a Billowy Cape of Doom, damn it.
If I could menacingly stalk through the halls with black cloak swirling behind me, I'd feel like the coolest person ever.
^_^ I just read this fic where Hermione applies a charm to alter herself slightly to resemble a female version of Snape in order to work on deconditioning Neville's instinctive fear response and it's bloody hilarious.

“I kind of like being able to slam the door and the way the robes swirl behind when I walk.” Her voice dropped as if she was imparting a great secret. “And I always feel taller.” Hermione glanced down at herself and then spun around in a tight circle. She did her best imitation Snape scowl and then ruined it by breaking out in a huge grin as the robes swirled about her and then fell in graceful waves around her boots. "You know,” she said, “there is something fun and empowering about these robes. I can see why he favors them."

Ooh, ooh, luxuria_oceanus [and any others who are susceptible to my brainwashing], Hermione/Snape fic recs!

Heart Over Mind by Regann
Something unusual about Hermione causes her to have a very odd reaction to a love potion in Potions class. A spin on the usual "potions gone wrong" theme. SS/HG romance.

Fic snippet #1 )

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Pet Project by Caeria
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
 

Fic snippet #2 )

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These two fics, along with The Apprentice and the Necromancer, are my top three favorite fics in this fandom. And definitely still in my top ten out of all my fandoms. YES, they are that fabulous.
 

Cut for fic!love babble )

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I've formed a habit of taking small character traits from some of the characters I've fangirled over the years. Like Scully's cross necklace, Janeway's 'coffee, black', Elizabeth's red tops, the raised eyebrow from too-many-fandoms-to-count, speaking patterns and trademark phrases from various others...also? I was the only girl in Bio who didn't get squeamish over dissections because I totally channelled Scully in autopsy!mode. [Snapping on the latex...heh]

This is normal. Or at least, not too weird, I don't think. But it's probably going too far when I realize it looks like I've adopted Snape's hair regime. I mean, love him, I do, but the greasy hair thing? Might be a little too much. *facepalm*
 

Hair-style comparison  )

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Speaking of cloaks, Merlin has an abundance of these. I'm not sure how practical it is to sweep those robes over the floors and dirt- how they avoid tracking mud all the place is baffling to me- and the laundry maids must curse at their burden in life, lol, but one thing's for sure, it looks impressive and majestic. Cloaks are a fantastic fashion accessory, they hide a lot of flaws and serve to make people look wayyyy more attractive than they should. *clutches heart* Pretty people!



Merlin cloak!spam )

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OMG OMG OMG.
I was getting ready to spaz out at the epic lame-osity of Merlin's season finale but if this discussion is for real, it changes everything!

ETA. It changes nothing. *woes*

Ultimately flawed spoiler and finale!fail )
 
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Vidspam.


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Teh funny:

Dear luxuria_oceanus,
I don't really know how to tell you this, our affair is over. I think I realized it when you smacked my butt at the mental hospital and I saw you drive over my boyfriend. I'm sure you're middle-class enough to understand how boring you are. I'm returning your Hannah Montana underwear to you, but I'll keep my virginity as a memory. You should also know that I told my psychiatrist about the bruises and you ruined my attempts at another world war.

Go drown yourself,

borg_princess

O.o

*gigglesnorts* That's all kinds of traumatic. Seriously. Hannah Montana underwear?! >_< *scrubs brain*

How it's done:
MEME INSTRUCTIONS )

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Teh serious:


Um, so I'm making a habit of playing least in sight. *sighs* I'm always making apologies and it must sound a little hollow by now but- I just don't feel all that great and I don't want to inflict my mood on you guys so as usual, I run off and dive headfirst into as many fandoms as possible and just immerse myself as fully in them as I can. I eat, sleep and breathe them so I can crowd out all the other thoughts in my head and it gives me something happy and shiny to distract my mind with til I can pull it together again.

Interesting fact: the pills I'm taking, Roaccutane, have been linked to depression. Not straight-out cause-and-effect but there's mutterings it could be one of the factors involved in depression. The doctor I saw the other day told me that a few girls he'd treated had mentioned feeling 'a bit blue' and he suggested they stop taking the pills, a statement they greeted with great horror. They would only consent to taking a lower dose or to taking the pills less often. Lol. The lesson here? 'tis better to be pretty and unhappy than to feel ugly. *snorts*
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The disturbing:

I- I don't know how it came to this. *clutches head* I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME.

First I half-think about shipping Uther/Morgana 'coz the damn show seems to be getting more and more Arthur/Gwen oriented- *scowls* how very traditional and unoriginal of it *sneers*- and in self-defense, I'm trying to get over Arthur/Morgana so it doesn't hurt as much later.

And now? Well, it started off so innocently- looking up a bunch of Harry/Hermione fics rec'd by the lovely sunny_serenity, and somewhere along the way, I came across an AU fic involving a crossover between HP and the Garth Nix Abhorsen books. I was intrigued by the idea of that crossover- although it turned out to be a snurching of the concepts from those books, specifically, the necromantic bells used to control the Dead, rather than the characters.

The Apprentice and the Necromancer [or here at ff.net] is nothing short of brilliant. It is utterly amazing and wonderful and one of the best fics I've had the fortune of reading. It is what led me to obsess over Hermione/Snape for the past week or so. *headdeskwallfloor* I'm not kidding when I say OBSESS, like, staying up to 2 or 3 in the morning to read fics, yo. I've already had dreams about them, which is bizarre considering how long it usually takes me to dream about a new fandom. Months, if ever.

I feel so incredibly guilty, there seems to be a lot of hate for this ship, but in my defense, I'm not saying pedophilia's okay, or that crossing the teacher/student boundary  is acceptable when it's true love or that rot, because it's NOT, and I can't stand the fics where the authors seem to be justifying abusing the position of authority because, ew, gross, much? *shudders*

I just enjoy the AU!ness of a world where adult!Hermone and Snape could get together and there are a few uber talented authors who make it seem so plausible and make it absolutely beautiful and enthralling.
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The random:

While I was looking up HG/SS fics on ff.net, it jogged my memory of a time years ago when I went searching for another pairing and I've finally worked out one of the reasons why I hate the Harry Potter movies so much. [Apart from Daniel Radciffe's abysmal acting skills. Or "skills", rather]

It's the casting for Professor McGonagall. As I read the books, I knew that she was supposed to be mature in years but I pictured her as the Polgara kind of ageless, y'know? I totally shipped her with Snape. She was firm and practical and bossy, he was snide and snippy and haughty, they bickered all the time...perfect recipe for romance. All the couples in my ships want to kill each other most of the time, so it makes sense to me, lol. Then out rolls the movie and Maggie Smith, MAGGIE SMITH takes the role...*facepalm* She is a great actress, critically acclaimed and widely celebrated and I'm not disputing her talent, but it totally ruined everything. *sighs* I hold onto grudges like a pro, so I've never quite forgiven the movie adaptation for doing this to me.

Btw. Bat For Lashes? Is AWESOME. I've been listening to The Wizard [watch Natasha Khan perform it here] and it's officially my favorite song for my new ship. [I feel way guilty now- I already have a song for Hermione/Snape and not for some of my longer-term ships? Agh!]
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Vidspam:

Not really a ship vid, per se, just a few subtle hints here and there. It's really lovely and Snape gets to look like a hero, so yay! I've adored him since book one and it makes it hard for me to watch people be cruel and malign him.


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OMG. DOLLHOUSE FINALE. OMFG.

MY BRAIN BLEW UP INTO ITTY BITTY BITS AND I AM DAZED AND CONFUSED. WHAT HAPPENED?

One review summed it up as ‘boy, they really didn’t think they were getting renewed, huh?’ Which makes me laugh, because judging by how epically FUBAR that ep was, I’m inclined to agree, the writers probably didn’t think they’d ever have to deal with the fallout.
 

My main reaction, though?  )

 

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains…”

I have had Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in my possession for almost a week now and I still haven’t read it yet. I’m just enjoying the cover art and the premise too much right now. I keep brandishing it at people, ‘GUYS, JANE AUSTEN WITH ZOMBIES, ZOMG’ and they ask me how it is, which forces me to admit I haven’t started yet. Which they find odd since I can finish a book in less than a day. But the idea of this book is just so shiny and brilliant that I’m almost afraid to start it in case it doesn’t live up to my expectations…

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Xena mini picspam:

 

season 2: ep 19- Ulysses- featuring the wonderful Rachel Blakely! )



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Vidspam:
THE TLW BLOOPERS OF AWESOME!
[Hee, luxuria_oceanus, some commenters on youtube were all, 'damn, we thought it was The L Word'- you're not alone! :P]

 

 



 


 

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