marguerite_krux: (marguerite-shiny)
2020-12-15 02:42 pm

'The very thought of how fangirls achieved squee before the internet confuzzles me to no end...'

Marguerite: A gentleman’s duty is to believe what a lady tells him.

Roxton: Don’t let the title fool you. I’m as far from being a gentleman as you are from being a lady.

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On the 8th of January, I began my insidious campaign to lure [livejournal.com profile] odakota_rose  down the rabbit hole into the Abyss of Brain-Eating Addiction that is The Lost World. I swamped her with LOTR-epic-length comments extolling its virtues [and excusing its faults under the rationalization commonly known as 'it's part of its charm'], links to youtube clips featuring the awesomeness that is the above ship, made pointed comments in memes#1 and #2 [mentioning no names but...it was pretty obvious, lol] and getting her to watch a music vid, knowing that Lenka would be a strong temptation to ditch this caution about not wanting to lose grip on reality by losing oneself to fandom obsession.

On the 20th of Febuary, my campaign was won. Now, my dear, since I love random fandom comments, and anything vaguely related to TLW is never unwelcome [perish the thought! Now!], I thought I'd try out a sticky post for randomness. Part of this is so you feel welcome and not worried about spamminess. So you know, feel free to just incoherently babble or analytically ponder or flat out FLAIL here any time. But of course, being devious, this is also out of my own self-interests. I like the idea of a TLW page where I can bolster myself on the peppiness and squee of ep discussion, lol. *g* >:D

 

*randomness be here* )
marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-05-27 10:48 am

our love was lost, but now we've found it, and if you flash your heart, i won't deny it (i promise)

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.

This is technically a fail, considering what I'm doing to my body, but it makes me happy... )
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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. ^_^

Shopping stuff )
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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 laughed afterwards, but man, I was seething with suppressed anger at the time )
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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...!

Snippet of Hilarious Awesome )

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.

Was anyone else going WTF at this scene? )
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I call it the Hotch!gasm. :P



Emily/Hotch silliness )
: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.

Questions and answers and a mini-picspam )

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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.


marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-05-14 12:06 pm

'It was like it wasn't even me doing it. It must be all those new vampire impulse control issues!'

How do you repel a guy without being totally rude about it? I feel like such a shrew, but this guy at the library keeps talking to me and it's driving me nuts! 

Cut for bitchiness )----

RL issues:

I've never kept much of a division between my LJ and my real life. My identity is so interwined with the life I lead on the internet that trying to keep the two apart would be a headache. I know some people fiercely guard their identities in case their journals are exposed and it undermines their credibility in their everyday lives, but that never even occurred to me, and it's probably a little to worry about it now. [It'll suck if I want to run for Prime Minister in the future, lol, and something I said here torpedoes my campaign]

I considered the issue of online life affecting RL with a whole new perspective after Age columnist Catherine Deveny was fired because of some offensive and tasteless tweets she posted.

Jeez, people, you have to be more careful! )-

Crazy Cabbie

While the public's shredding Catherine Deveny to bits for her tacky tweets, it's amazing to me that there's an equal amount of support for the taxi driver that had a 'brain snap' that resulting in him chasing a car of teens, ramming it once it blew a tire and then getting out to smash it to bits with a change dispenser and tyre lever.

Seriously, there's pages of letters in the newspaper hailing him a hero! WTF?!

He's a frakking psycho, he should be locked up! )-

Ban the Burqua?

The main camps of opinion seem to be:

a) Do it now before someone uses the burqua to conceal a bomb and people get hurt or killed.

b) It's hardly like we have burqa-clad gangs roaming the country, whereas thugs in trackies and hoodies seem to make a weekly appearance on Crime Stoppers- should we ban those, too?

c) The burquas are better at Hungry Jack's.
*gigglesnort* Irreverent, but hee...!

My personal opinion- not speaking for anyone else, not trying to offend anyone else.  )---

Fandom.

Re: the Deathly Hallows movie- please check any fandom!wank at the door.

This is old news, but I was just snickering to myself about it. 

I shouldn't find this so amusing, but I do... )
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Shows I just started watching.

Season 2 of True Blood. [Didn't care to sit through season 1]



Can I just say how much I love Jessica?! She's so gorgeous and adorable!

'To your room, please. Tru Blood.'/'You are going to be *so* sorry when I get an eating disorder!' )

Also! The award for Most Self-Aware Vampire goes to Bill Compton!

Sookie: I think, deep down, you don’t like vampires, even though you are one.
Bill: So?
Sookie: Well, hating yourself is a bad thing.
Bill: I am a vampire, I am supposed to be tormented.

LMAO, the writers were having too much fun, paying out the vampire cliche there! *gigglefit*
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10 Things I Hate About You

Snippet from 'I Want You to Want Me' )

It's so rare to have a good father/daughter bond in these shows, it's great. *squishes them*
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Glee flail!



Unexpectedly, I am awash with renewed love for this show. I know I came down hard on it last week, but The Power of Madonna improved matters immensely.

'When I pulled my hamstring, I went to a misogynist...' )
PS. Damn picture, with its Rachel/Will vibes! Stop trying to make me ship them, universe! Your evil plot is doomed to fail! *flees*
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Meme.

*Snurched from weird_fin:

Fill in the blank with analogies describing our relationship. (ie., 'you're the pb to my j' or 'you're the yellow to my blue')

You're the ____ to my ___.

*Snurched from sunkrux:

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.

Fringe!



I am so in love with this show! It has intelligent, fascinating plots [I know, me watching for plot, ridiculous, right?! But it's true!] and charismatic, talented actors that breathe life into these wonderful, interesting, compelling characters [especially Walter, with his bizarre remarks and quirky foibles, hee].

And omg, it treats the audience like smart people, dropping little clues to allow us to develop theories about what's going on, hints about what happened to Olivia in her childhood, what happened to Peter in his childhood. They created a trail of breadcrumbs but weren't cruel and keeping us hanging for seasons on end, oh no! TPTB here think we deserve some reward for the time and emotional investment we make in the show. The last few episodes of the second season have just blown my mind, it is absolutely brilliant what they've been doing, the payoff in that resolution of the arc they built is so emotional and heart-wrenching and perfect.

And I cannot tell you how much I love Nina. The way she's her own person, this full-developed, three-dimensional character with her own agenda and motives. So many times, we get cardboard cut-outs as the plot dictates [someone for the protagonist to clash with, someone to provide them with assistance, blah blah blah], bland paper-dolls that prop up the storyline but not Nina! You could take away Olivia and the others and she would still exist in her own world, complete with a history and goals in life separate from providing a foil for the main characters, it's awesome.
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Vidspam:


 
marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-05-05 12:55 pm

'...and my heart cannot be kindled without you...with your heart, kindle my heart...'

RL:

Oh, hell. I have a job interview. *flails* 

Kill me now... )-

Before I could apply for this job, I needed referees for my resume and…none of my lecturers/tutors from uni would be able to vouch for me. I basically just wagged classes or I never spoke up, so yeah, uni was a bust. Which meant...I had to go back further in time, to when I actually attended classes and got on well iwth my teachers...

A morning back at high school )-

OMG! As usual, I’m the last to know, but thanks to weird_fin, I learnt about LJ’s new a la carte userpics deal! Damn Paypal takes a week to add funds to my account, but I am going icon crazy once I get my gazillion new userpic spaces! *eyes icon collection greedily* Ohh, all the pretties that I liked but never had space for! Their time has come!

But I am confuzzled. Can anyone explain this to me in simple English?

“The number of packages you select in the Shop defines how many packages you wish to have, rather than how many additional packages you wish to purchase. So, if you already have one package of userpics and then you choose ‘1 package’ in the Shop, only the time of your 1 package of userpics will be extended, rather than the quantity of userpics. If you’d like to have 2 or 3 packages in total, then you need to select either '2 packages' or '3 packages' plus the duration of time. Please note that the total amount of time purchased for all userpic packages will be redistributed so all packages expire at the same time.”
So, the userpics I already have- do they count as a package? As in, if I pay for one package, am I only paying to extend the time during which they are valid? And if I actually want extra userpic space, must I pay for two packages? I’d be pretty bummed if I thought I was going to have a few hundred icons but it turned out I’d just renewed their duration.

Also, I only got a paid account for the extra userpics. Now that you can have tons of icons without being a paid member, if I let my paid account lapse- do I still get to keep the icons I paid for? Or do I have to pay for them again?
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There is very little on at the movies that appeals to me...



...but I'm cautiously optimistic about Prince of Persia. ^_^ )
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'Brief' fandom thoughts:



Holy awesomeness! woodchoc_magnum, I am completely on board the Parvati Appreciation ship now! 

She's totally the best player that has ever competed on 'Survivor'! )-

10 Things I Hate About You.



People are not scared of me/Sure they are, that's why I find you interesting... )
ETA: It's been cancelled. OMG. *sighs* Well, at least I know now, before I got in too deep. Thanks for warning me, luxuria_oceanus. *eyes you darkly* Letting me babble about finding a new fandom when it's been nipped in the bud. *pouts*
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Glee.



“…the show burnt off its most interesting plot developments within the first month, racing ahead like a series afraid of imminent cancellation…”

'Now that we're sort of dating, I have to work so much harder to pretend to be listening to her...' )-

Dollhouse epicness!



Season 2 in general, The Attic in particular. *squees* )

Btw. Does anyone know where I could d/l Anna Turnheim's 'No, I don't Remember'? I think that was the song used in The Attic and I really want it. *peers hopefully* A very cool song, but I can't find it anywhere...


Legend of the Seeker.

I admit, the first time I saw Sister Verna, I wasn't too impressed. I was prepared to be bored, rather, although slightly gleeful at the opportunity for Cara/Kahlan bonding with Richard interrupting all the time. [That paid off all right, beyond my expectations!]

But Verna won me over with the way she didn't fawn over Richard like so many others have, none of this 'oh, the wisdom of the Seeker' this and 'praise the Seeker' that. She was matter-of-fact and very realistic about his capabilities and wisdom- or lack thereof. Brutally honest with him about her opinion of him, and I grew to love her more and more as she turned out to be my on-screen proxy. Seriously, every dark thought I've had about Richard's stupidity, she's voiced to his face, it's been awesome!

So, in her honor:



2 x 08- Light: Verna!centric picspam )

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Meme.

Snurched from sunkrux.
Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled 



*whimpers* I'm still hoping against hope that it can be saved. *wibbles* 

Snurched from luxuria_oceanus.

Tell me you love me and I will...
01. Respond with something random about you.
02. Tell you which color you remind me of.
03. Tell you my first memory of you.
04. Tell you what animal you remind me of.
05. Ask you something I've always wondered about you.
06. Tell you my favorite thing about you.
07. Tell you my least favorite thing about you.
08. Challenge you to post this on your journal. 
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Vidspam:

Just because I like the song and the cool visual effects. It makes me wish I had a super video editing program, the things I could do with those awesome special effects...*envies*


marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-04-28 12:38 pm

'...take my heart, take my heart, kindle it with your heart...'

I know I have a bunch of Hermione and/or Snape fans on my flist, so I’m going to appeal for some help. If you have any links to some pretty wallpapers, can you share them with me? I’d like to get a t-shirt printed for each of them, since they’re such a massive part of my life and I’d like to wear my heart on my sleeve, so to speak. :P [Yes, I know I butchered that metaphor, just go with it]

Here are some examples of previous prints I had done for SGA and CM )
Please keep in mind that these are going to be worn in public, so you know. Keep it PG. :P

Also, while I have your attention, if you have any ideas for something character-appropriate that I could use in place of the ‘post a comment/X-number comments’, let me know. I suck at that. It took me months to come up with TLW-relevant phrases, and I’m so stuck with HP.
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This shouldn't disappoint me so much but it does- Rachelle Lefevre is dumped from Twilight, so that Bryce Dallas Howard can take over the role of Victoria in Eclipse. One of the best scenes in New Moon was with Rachelle, running through the woods to Hearing Damage [epic song!] and pwning the werewolves. She was just kickass as Victoria, and I hate to see her leave. I think it’s supremely sucky that BDH turned down the role initially because it wasn’t big enough for her, apparently, but now that the franchise is so huge and the role is expanded in the third book, now it’s good enough for her. Poor Rachelle. *squishes her*
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I was surprised and pleased at this short one-line review to an old ST:V fic I wrote years ago.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2655392/1/The_Early_Bird
This story makes me love Seven even more ^-^

How shocking! When I think back to my Voyager days, I mainly recall hating Seven’s guts. Heck, I actually wrote a parody fic killing her off just to get it off my chest! So the review made me decide to re-read my own fic. *winces*

I so wanted to be able to claim I wrote it around, like, 13, as an excuse for any suckitude, but I was actually 17 and that’s less excusable. Still, re-reading it wasn’t as horrible as I had feared. It was- decent, I’ll give myself some credit. Not entirely in character, but I didn’t butcher them. I kinda- liked it. How unexpected…

Oh, I miss the days when I wrote prolific amounts of fic. I mean, a 5000 one-shot, that’s just unbelievable, I’m way too lazy to write half that these days! 
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Doctor Who:

Brief thoughts on the first two episodes. ) ---

After watching The Red Box, during which my appreciation for The Mentalist took yet another beating, with the introduction of the ghastly Madeline Hightower [honestly, what a high school mean girl she is, she's not so much a character as a caricature conjured up to inject some unnecessary tension and conflict into the plot but resoundingly fails to enhance the show in any way at all], I yearningly thought back to the magnificient Agent Shaw of Castle's epic two-parter, Tick Tick Tick and Boom.



Jordan Picspam: Part One.

Here is how you write a wonderful alpha female who clashes with the show's lead female but manages to remain sympathetic and likeable!  )


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Meme:

Snurched from sunny_serenity:

1. Harry Potter [what? That’s a series, isn’t it? Hush]
2. Legend of the Seeker
3. Criminal Minds
4. Castle
5. Leverage

Choose five series fandoms (no peeking before you choose them), list them, and then answer the questions behind the cut.  )- 

Another poem:

Gifts

‘I will bring you love,’ said the young lover,
‘A glad light to dance in your dark eye.
Pendants I will bring of the white bone,
And gay parrot feathers to deck your hair.’

But she only shook her head.

‘I will put a child in your arms,’ he said.
‘Will be a great headman, great rain-maker.
I will make remembered songs about you
That all tribes in all the wandering camps
Will sing forever.’

But she was not impressed.

‘I will bring you the still moonlight of the lagoon
And steal for you the singing of all the birds;
I will bring down the stars from heaven to you,
And put the bright rainbow into your hand.’

‘No,’ she said, ‘bring me tree-grubs.’

-Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonucal.

LMAO! I love it, the sentimental suitor and the practical, efficient female! Hee...

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Vidspam:


marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-04-19 11:56 am
Entry tags:

Because I sometimes forget RL exists...a list!

Gosh, it was hard trying to think of items for the list that didn't include fandom. My life, so boring! 

Happy list of yayness

For the first time ever, I managed to have KFC three days in a row. My cousin, my mother and then my aunt/Ma shouted me. ^_^ Well, it’s not doing my health any favors, but my ‘diet’ makes me happy.
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My psychologist. My first session last week went well. I turned up, intending it as a one-time only, but she convinced me to return for the next five government-funded sessions and I figured why the hell not? It’s not like I’m doing anything else with my life, right? And discussing my lack of direction atm and the utter failure I am is oddly comfortable when it’s to someone who’s paid to hear people whinge incessantly, I don’t feel bad when I know they’re getting compensated for putting up with me.
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Mother and I had a heart-to-heart. )

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Sucky list of suckitude

I broke a fingernail. :-[

*pouts* )
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*facepalm*
I shrieked and cowered no less than three times last night, shuddering and insisting that there was a mouse running loose in the house. My poor grandmother dutifully rose and beat around corners and under beds and in likely hidey-holes, but failed to turn up any hint of a rodent each time. It was completely embarrassing and yet I couldn’t suppress my squeals each time I saw a dark shape scuttling around, tail slithering behind it. *twitches*

I’m sure Ma thinks I’ve lost my mind, it undermines my claim to sanity, jumping at shadows but I know what I saw! What I think I saw…ugh.
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I absolutely loved this fantasy novel, the name of which shall not be revealed in case I inadvertently spoil one of you, and was so into the series that I contemplated buying the next book [or harassing the library into buying it for me].

When I spied it in Borders, I figured I’d take a peek at the final chapter to see if the chick ends up with the guy I wanted- well, win/lose. MAJOR loss. While they do hook up, and she even becomes pregnant, the very last words are ominous: ‘And then he knew no more’. Um, WTF? This is how it ends?

It could be in the less-scary ‘and then he fell asleep and knew no more til the following day when he woke up in bed with the Love of His Life’, but…considering he was in a duel where he sustained numerous wounds…and also the way it reminds me of this craptastic scene: ‘And then Snape moved no more…’ Yeah, depressing. It sucks so hard it reaches back in time to retroactively ruin my enjoyment of the first book. *pouts*
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Meme time:

Snurched from dragonladyk:
When you see this, post a poem to your own journal.

Colours )
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The Marry/Shag/Throw off a cliff Meme:

From mw48.

Sirius Black/Draco Malfoy/Bill Weasley )
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From sunkrux.



Hermione )
Snape



Snape )Roxton



Roxton )
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Vidspam:

TLW! *massive luff* It may have only lasted three seasons, but oh, there was an embarrassment of riches in regards to the ship. I had not lived til I saw my OTP taking a dip in a mud pool and then streaking through the jungle, lmao!


marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-04-12 11:08 am
Entry tags:

Happy (super belated) birthday, odakota_rose!

Forgive the delay? *sheepish smile* )


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Fandom:
Castle
Pairing: Castle/Beckett
Song: Trouble is a Friend
Artist: Lenka
Vid by: borgprincess

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marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-03-26 12:05 pm
Entry tags:

FML- once more with meaning

Fuck fucking fuckitty fuck.
This has to be the shittiest joke life has ever played on me.

My dear f-list, I've really appreciated all the support you guys have given me lately. I know I have been all about the drama for too long now and hopefully *fingers crossed* this will be the last dose of RL rantiness for a while to come.

But my god. The epic fail.

*My wings have been clipped, so much for flying from the nest*  )
Anyway, I’m sure you guys will be happy to hear that I am booked to see not one, but two counselors for the price of none. A few of you have been telling me I need to get professional help for a while now, so there you go.
marguerite_krux: (Default)
2010-03-24 12:03 pm

'I look into your eyes, diving into the ocean...I look into your eyes, falling...'

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!' )
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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.

l:l:l:l:l:l:l
Obviously, the Avada Kedavra that hit Harry in the head when he was a baby caused severe brain damage.  )
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.

 

Code Red )


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House.

 

Season 6 overview )


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Dexter.
 

Season 4 finale )


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Vampire Diaries.

 

Bloodlines )

 

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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!



Check out the pretty! )



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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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2010-03-19 08:56 am
Entry tags:

'...everything's made to be broken...'

My parents have informed me that I am no longer welcome in their home.

They don't want to 'put up with me' anymore.

I have a week to make alternate living arrangments.

FML. When will it all just goddamn end?
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2010-03-16 11:01 am

'...and I am still here waiting, though I still have my doubts, I am damaged at best...'

Things fall apart. In case you guys were wondering where I was [*squishes woodchoc_magnum*], I've been trying to put the pieces of my life back together. It's been emotionally exhausting but creepily okay in the end. The worst happened and it didn't. I'm ten kinds of confused right now.

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense... )

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New ship: Sylar/Claire. *headdesk* How is it that my ships become more and more- er, dubious as time passes on? And the chicks remain relatively pure and moralistic and straight-forward [okay, so Hermione scarred a girl for life, that's terrible but I blame it on JKR's shoddy characterization], while the guys are...hmm. From Snape's 'technically a good guy but quite cruel and nasty' to Jareth's 'I steal children and make you go on perilous quests to retrieve them' to Sylar's, um...'I kill people. For fun'. Yeahhh...

Plus, with the first two ships, if you were so inclined, the characters could get together without too much dilemma [what's the stigma of a former teacher/student relationship or centuries-long age difference compared with dating a serial killer?] But with Sylar and Claire, you can't really see these two hooking up without either serious character tweaking or dub-con. Which really rules this pairing, like, 90% of the fics I've come across involve dub-con. So wrong...but I can't help it, these two fascinate me too much. Taking the kink of characters who hate each other a little too far, methinks...*eyeroll*
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LotS spoiler woe

W.T.F.

I am enraged! *snarls* )

PS. How old is Kahlan? I’ve been wondering. All this talk lately of how I enjoy don’t mind a good age difference…but it only works with younger female/older male couples. I’m not a fan of older women with younger men. Not that I have anything against it [I like Demi and Ashton] but I don’t ship it.

So, Richard’s about 20-23...‘What have you been doing the last 20 years?’ Kahlan asks despairingly of Zedd. And Darken Rahl is all, ‘For 23 years, I’ve slept peacefully…’ before his blissful dreams were rent by the resurfacing of the Seeker. Do we know how old Kahlan is?
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Alice in Wonderland!



The reviews have been lukewarm at best, but I was psyched up for it.

'Have I gone mad?/I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are...' )

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I watched a few of Mia Wasikowska’s eps from In Treatment this week. She’s a really talented actress [sooo much better in this than Alice, I gotta say]. The whole ep is structured around two characters sitting in a room...just talking. No special effects, not even that much music, no real action...and it’s still utterly compelling. She gripped my attention from the first moment she stalked into the room and flung herself down on the couch, and I couldn’t stop watching her. She’s just so expressive and really something amazing to watch in action.

Oh, and you come across fandom in the most random places! In one of her sessions, Sophie brought in her diary to shed light on herself as a kid. ‘Dear Hermione,’ she reads, explaining, ‘I pretended that I was writing to Hermione Granger...’ :D Just like me with Xena! Oh, yeah, I totally used to make-believe that Xena was my friend...

Sesson Snippet )

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Who’s giving the new Doctor Who a chance? I gotta say, I’m less than impressed. I fell for Nine, in all his angsty neurotic glory...



I know Ten was a ball and just so much fun, but what can I say, the broody, damaged types do it for me. :P *luffs Nine*

And now we have Eleven…who looks like a schoolboy, I mean, really? Barely looks like he's out of his teens, he so cannot carry off that suit without looking like a kid playing dress-up. Still, his side-kick’s gorgeous. I’m so tempted just for the eye-candy, but…I have this ridiculous tendency to get emotionally invested without my say-so and I’ve danced this number too often to risk my heart when I know it ain’t gonna have a happy ending. I hate the 'revolving door' cast for this series and I don't know if it's worth it to watch in case I get attached and then weep buckets when they get swapped out for a new pair.

Oh, I don’t knoooow. *vacillates*

Pretty People )

Make my mind up for me?
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Meme:


30 Day meme: snurched from labrt2004
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy

Ugh, I'm so bitter about not getting to go to the most recent con, but this pic with Christopher Heyerdahl was the highlight of last year.

Best moment of my life )

Tagged by dragonladyk
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people

The Iron King

'That he caved to your demands suggests he may be spending too much time with mortals, learning their ways and capricious emotions. It is time he remembers how to be fey.'

I swallowed, 'But what about Ethan?'

'I know not.'

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

Darkness was behind. In the sunlight ahead, out on the rocks, a figure reached toward her in anguish.

“No.” She shook her head. “Don’t take me just yet; give me one more hour…”

“Your time has come, love,” said the eerie man and his cold hand seized her shoulder to lead her into the darkness.

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Vidspam:

So funny! This dude's impersonation of Alan Rickman is just spot on and hilarious. *gigglefit* ^_^

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2010-02-18 11:25 am

'...everything I've done, I've done for you...I move the stars for no one...'

RL whinge:

I’m not suicidally depressed this week, it’s all good. Just wishing I wasn’t so invisible to people that matter to me. )

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Fandom yayness:

Surprisingly, I'm reading a Harry Potter fic that isn't SSHG. Quelle surprise! I just devoured 44 chapters of Arsinoe de Blassenville's The Best Revenge. It's a Snape-mentors-Harry story and by god, it sunk its claws into me and would not let me wrest free.

This fic? Is what I wish CANON was like. It's infinitely SUPERIOR to canon and not in a fanfic way, but literally like it could've been published. I would've paid money for this fic, seriously. It fixes everything that I had a problem with in the books and surpasses them in terms of making Harry more likable and sympathetic. The boy actually studies and tries to achieve things and learn spells! Who'da thunk it? Also, Harry genuinely cares about other people and tries to help- canon!Harry is stunningly lacking in empathy or compassion.

And there is character development! *gasps* The amazing thing is that Harry and Draco are friends in this fic but Draco isn't  whitewashed til he's unrecognizable- given his upbringing, he has the same inevitable prejudices and flaws as in canon, but we get to see the positive effect Harry has on him in such a believable way. There is compromise and 'agreeing to disagree' instead of Draco miraculously converting to Muggle-lover in a heartbeat.

The best thing about the fic is the way that kids from all four Houses form friendships, and we have the core quartet that includes Draco and Hermione and Neville and makes it seem realistic that these very different kids would hang out with each other and actually grow to like each other over time, going from distant tolerance to real friendship.

And I won't babble about how much I love Snape in this. *bounces* Just take it as read, yo. ^_^

If anyone knows any epic-length mentor!Snape fics, rec me? Preferably gen!fic with no major ships [especially not involving Hermione, as I doubt there exists a perfect fic that has 'Severitus' plus SSHG]. I don't want to go looking because I'd have to wade through the Snarry fics and my brain does not need to deal with that.

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You know how I love to compare and contrast Castle/Mentalist. We’ve had the female cop/male consultant post and the Patrick Jane/Kate Beckett post…now there’s a different theme.



The shout-out! Watch me reach…and make the randomest connections! )

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There are a few moronic clichés that make me laugh myself silly or shriek til I’m hoarse every single time.

One of them is the ol’ ‘noble character throws themselves between another character and object of impending death’. Why why WHY, for the love of fandom, do these people hurl themselves through the air? How can they POSSIBLY calculate the correct angle and trajectory and factor in the wind and velocity of the weapon and all that within microseconds?

It just defies belief that this seemingly futile maneuver actually works, time and again! One of these days, I want to see someone pull that stunt, only to have miscalculated and wind up passing before or after the bullet/sword/alternative weapon and land roughly on the ground, winded, only to look up and find that not only did they make a fool of themselves, but the object of their concern got killed anyway. BECAUSE IT’S SO STUPID.

Why not at least launch yourself in the direction of the person you’re trying to protect? That way, even if you judged the distance and speed of the weapon incorrectly, your body will absorb the hit anyway- but in the best case scenario, you knock them out of the way and actually survive in the process!

Of course, the whole point of this maneuver is that the Character Dies Heroically. Which I get and if their number is up, that’s it. But couldn’t they die with a little dignity? Because that just makes me giggle and eyeroll like mad, it doesn’t make me respect them or mourn them to a greater degree.

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LotS 2 x 10- Perdition.



I have major issues with the penultimate scene.
Major WTF!ery )

Btw. You know what’s sad? I only just realized the pun from Heroes- Elle, who was able to wield electricity? Elle/electricity=Elle-ctricity? God, I can’t believe that only just hit me. *facepalm*

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Meme:

30 Day meme: snurched from labrt2004
Day 05 → Whatever tickles your fancy.

Whee! My OTP, of course. Especially art featuring them- I love doing the weekly SSHG quizzes because I score shiny banners, woohoo!

Okay, so realistically, what’s the point, what am I ever going to do with them, right? But it’s the mystery and anticipation of which banner will come next- will it be a repeat, a dud…or spectacularly cool!



Other banners )
[While I’m on the topic of SS/HG, Kathryn has updated her awesome fic, The Professor’s Discretion. She wrote it while in the grip of a terrible fever, and edited while high on meds. And still she rolls out another amazing chapter, I don’t know how she does it. *pouts enviously*]

Aaaaand the best picture meme ever:

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My Interests Collage! )
 
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Vidspam:


I recently discovered A Very Potter Musical. I'm not in love with it- I have issues with comedy, it can be mean and I'm too protective of my favorites to be able to cope- but it's a very clever parody and I do enjoy how it mocks canon and how ridiculous the plot is. The following clip contains my favorite song of the whole show: Granger Danger! It's so catchy and I've been singing it over and over...

'I'm falling in love, falling in love, falling in love, I could be falling in love,  falling in love, falling in love with Hermione Granger...'


Draco and Ron are hysterical.

Ron: God, why don't you just give her a break for once, okay, Malfoy?
Draco: Why defending her, Weasley? Have a crush?
Ron: NO, no...why all the insults, Malfoy? Covering up a crush?

And the lyrics!
Ron: Strange how a dress can take a mess and make her nothing less than beautiful to me...
Draco: What? What the hell is this, you expect me to sing about her? Don't care about her. It's just a little make-up, Draco, wake up, you're mistaken...

*gigglefit*

[I d/l the soundtrack but most of the songs are Voldemort or Voldy/Quirrel. I'm not sure if there are other songs besides the ones on the soundtrack, let me know if there are?]

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2010-02-10 01:26 pm

'...there's such a fooled heart beating so fast, in search of new dreams, a love that will last...'

Just finished reading It's Elemental, My Dear Snape, an utterly brilliant SS/HG fic by cathedral carver. Perfection in five chapters. It's basically a list of the things I most love about this ship and the plot developments I most want to see all fused together and creating this one divine fic. At about 25, 000 words, it's over too soon- I'm greedy, I wish it was an epic!- but its sheer excellence keeps me from complaining. I just feel so giddy and breathless and squeeful! It's beautifully written, the prose is sparse but conveys so much all the same, and Snape and Hermione are just perfectly in character, and there is this tenuous bond and growing affection and then angst and heartbreak and- GUH. *heart explodes* An absolutely gorgeous ending. God, it makes me so happy!

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Excerpt- 'everything has been figured out, except how to live. Pay attention, there's a test later...' )
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Speaking of happy-making things, I think I've babbled enough before about cleolinda's epic Twilight recaps, y/y? I always wished there was an equivalent for Harry Potter, more specifically, for the epic fail of Deathly Hallows. And what do you know, I just discovered it! Daniel Hemmens wrote a really funny and insightful critique of the series: part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. Lots of intelligent analysis and giggle-inducing irritation at ridiculous things I hadn't even noticed before. [I was too busy being traumatized to pay such close attention]
Anyway, chapter one is called The Dark Lord Ascending although it should more properly be called "The Dark Lord Sitting In A Dining Room And Being A Bit Mean To The Malfoys But Basically Doing Nothing."

Fans of the series will of course be intimately familiar with scenes of Voldemort Doing Nothing. He's been at it for three books now. This chapter is particularly full of fine examples of the Dark Lord's sinister aptitude for inactivity.

In addition, because my life is always super amazing before everything goes to pieces, I found the Deathly Hallows Sporking Community. Win! Why on earth did I not search for this earlier?!

Snippets of hilarious win )

I just about died laughing. I can almost forgive JKR for that immense suckitude just for the giggles I'm getting out of the sporkage now. *ponders* Actually, no, I still want to slap her for failing so hard. But I might be able to avoid kicking her while she's down. Might.

I mean, the woman has literally given me nightmares. I dreamt my parents were making me go camping for a few weeks. :O *iz aghast* Damn her and that Camping Trip from Hell, I swear, I was nearly sobbing when I woke up. 'But I can't leave civilization! Electricity! What about tv, what about my laptop? The INTERNET? How will I survive?!'
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I’ve made the obvious Castle/Mentalist comparison before- straightlaced, tough-talking female cops teaming with roguishly charming and often infuriating, meddling civilian consultants. But when I watched Castle 2x13, I noticed a different similarity:

 

 

Between Jane/Beckett- no, hear me out! )



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Meme:

30 Day meme:
snurched from labrt2004
Day 05 → Your favourite quote.

In general? Um...I admit, I fail at memorizing pithy quotes that I can trot out when appropriate, I so wish I was that kind of person. *sighs* Hmm, I think I'll go with Emily's quote from Minimal Loss, 'Reason is not automatic. Those who ignore it cannot be conquered by it...'

Oh, and Rossi's from Masterpiece: 'Let us consider that we are all insane. It will explain us to each other, it will unriddle many riddles...'

Plus, Hotch's from House on Fire: 'I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me is the only sensible way to love...'

I really admire whoever it is on the CM staff that unearths these gems for each ep. ^_^
 

Who is your Harry Potter Mate
Your Result: Severus Snape
 

You like your mate with a dry wit and a sharp tounge. You do not mind the emotional baggage that comes with him. You may have to drag him kicking and screaming from the potion lab, but once his love is given, it will never waiver.

Lord Voldemort
 
Ronald Weasley
 
Remus Lupin
 
Harry Potter
 
Albus Dumbledore
 
Lucius Malfoy
 
Draco Malfoy
 
Who is your Harry Potter Mate
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

OMG, Voldemort comes in second place? But I think I'm more horrified that RON is at third. *headdesk*
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Vidspam:

God, this clip amuses me so much. It's so random! I don't get what the plot's about, I don't think there IS any real story behind it except 'let Alan Rickman stroke and caress my body and make millions of fangirls explode with jealousy'. Lol. It's actually a little creepy...no, scratch that, a lot creepy. *g*

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2010-02-04 01:37 pm

'How you turn my world, you precious thing...you starve and near exhaust me...'

Happymaking List of Win.

#1. Found Glee in the mail from odakota_rose. *squishes* Now I'm plotting to get the rest of my family into the show. *cackles evilly* I've just been stroking the pretty cover for the past week; I know it sounds creepy, but it's so shiny and new and squeeful! :D

#2. MY FATHER'S GOING TO FIJI FOR A WEEK, WOOHOO!
*happydances* A whole week without him! I am so excited.  ^_^

Yes, it sounds cold, but as much as I appreciate what the man has done for me, he's not easy to live with- FFS, he'll seize on any excuse to get angry; too many pens on my table, the tap not aligned at the proper angle over the sink, the curtains not closed at some arbitrary hour...it's gonna be blissful without him around. *sighs happily*

#3. Guess what? I walked into the library foyer and a desk laden with odds-and-ends caught my eye, with the sign declaring 'Free to good home: be quick before they're binned'. I saw a whole pile of junk and was about to walk off when these stopped me in my tracks.



I read these books hundreds of times in high school, and now I have my own copies! *bounces* I just wish they hadn't put those stickers right over their faces, but what the hell. Free X-files books, omgyay!

#4. ‘k, so why is Alexis wearing a ring on her wedding finger?



Is she hiding something from us? Maybe I’m being dumb and she explained it somewhere along the way and I missed it but wow. Either that’s a promise ring from a boy she’s serious about or she’s disregarding the convention that a person can’t wear a ring on that finger without it meaning something. I occasionally wear one of my rings on my wedding finger- heck, I’m never getting married and I’m running out of fingers, so what the hell?

Craptastic List of Fail.

#1. Oh, dear god. I wasn't going to watch SYTYCD Australia, or at least, not the auditions- but mother had it on and called me, just as a contestant auditioned with a song from the Labyrinth soundtrack.

O.o Freaky, no? The week I fall in love with this movie, some crazy fan shows up with a routine to one of the songs...but holy crap, it sucked SO BAD. I was cringing, this chick just totally made me want to throttle her for giving people another reason to laugh at sci-fi/fantasy fans. *glares* Oh, tv gods, just ONE person I needed to rock the routine so that I could delight in the fandom squee, but no, she made me ashamed to admit to loving that song. Ugh.

#2. Mentalist!fail.

Robin Tunney on the new boss- "It's another woman who's going to flirt with Simon and have power over me...I don't know if that's going to go well. I think there's going to be some jealousy and some power struggles. We're all going to have difficulty with it..."

I have major issues with this )

Yes, I know I'm judging it before even seeing what they're going to do with this plot arc. But  after the way the writers resolved the R/vP UST and the Bosco thing...I've lost a lot of faith in them. It's getting way too desperate.

#3. Vampire Diaries- WHY IS THIS SHOW SO STUPID?



WHY AM I STILL WATCHING IT?

Convo of Epic Fail )

#4. The Border.



Does anyone watch it? 

Not me, after the season 1 finale. *wibbles* )

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30 Day Meme: snurched from labrt2004.

Day 04 → Your favourite book.

Tough call, there are a lot of books I love. But for the one that combines all the elements that I most adore into one amazing book, I'll say Ilona Andrews- On the Edge. Seriously, all the things I love to see in my heroine, all the squeeful aspects I enjoy seeing in my ship...it has it all. *dances* You should all read this book, it's made of epic win.

I do love the Kate Daniels books, but this one's romance/fantasy, so I got to feel like I'm reading something more intellectual than my usual trashy romances but still with Rose rocking the feisty banter and reluctant UST and badassery and culminating in a happy fluffy ending. :D

Tagged by woodchoc_magnum.

Pick 10 people and give them the "you make my day award". If you're picked, you are charged with picking 10 of your own. So if your name was chosen... come on down! You're the next contestant on the make my day meme!


Applause, hugs and kisses!  )

Don't mean I have no love for the rest of you guys, but the meme only lets me pick ten... *points the finger of blame, then hastily retracts hand*

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Vidspam:

Will does Bollywood! Funniest scene ever! Oh, dude, never embarrass yourself like this ever again...

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2010-01-27 02:37 pm

I ask for so little, just let me rule you...love me, fear me, do as I say and I will be your slave

Happymaking List of Win.

#1. OMG OMG OMG. I renewed my account for another year and just found out I got five userpic spaces! I totally forgot about the bonus userpics, this is so awesome! Just in time for me to express my love for my new fandom, too! *giddybounces*

#2. Ha, I think I've come across a term that near-accurately describes my taste in ships: Foe Yay. *gigglesnort*
Foe Yay implies that there are certain sexual emotions that have been sublimated by the characters, in this case, two nemeses. The idea being that because of their defined roles, the two characters must fight, but would subconsciously rather be doing something else that starts with an "F".
Okay, so that's more applicable to anime and comic books where the hero/villain battle it out for ten million seasons, but it does address my OTPs' initial interactions very well- I do adore shipping two people that seem to absolutely loathe each other at first. :D Every single ship of mine has started off snapping and snarling at each other before ultimately deciding they do kinda have a thing for one another.

Just a brief snapshot )
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#3. Saw Up in the Air the other day.



It was supposed to be just the adult women, but I guess mother took pity on me and let me tag along with her, Ma and my aunt. Aren't I special? *preens*

My thoughts )
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#4. Sense and Sensibility. Pretty decent movie, though I admit I'd never pay attention to it were it not for Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon. I always thought his relationship with Marianne got shortchanged- one minute, she's mooning over the dastardly Willoughby, the next she's with Brandon. Imagine my delight at stumbling across Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange.



I have to say, my first reaction was ‘who is the dude on the cover and why is it not Alan Rickman?!’



Because I am utterly lacking in bias when it comes to my choice of cover model, lol.

'To your sister I wish all imaginable happiness; to Willoughby that he may endeavour to deserve her...' )
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#5. How do you disable author alerts on ff.net? I think I should, before I get into more trouble. *facepalm*

Apart from the annoyance of getting messages for fics you're not interested in, there's the threat of being taken over by a new fandom if one isn't careful- and I am so weak that way. I kept getting random emails about some author posting Labyrinth fics- I deleted each one, but the name imprinted on my brain, and now and then I'd wonder what the big deal was about this Sarah and Jareth [it was his name that caught my eye, since it reminded me of Pretender's Jarod] and why the hell that author wasn't writing for the fandom I put them on alert for, right?

The other day, I wiki'd it, figured 'oh, teenage girl takes on Goblin King in epic fantasy quest to save her brother from his evil clutches'. Hmm, it has potential, why not? I was intrigued, since it's so rare for fantasy movies to be made these days starring girls, let alone letting them be the sole protagonist instead of sharing the limelight with an undeserving, less capable and immature guy. *coughHARRYPOTTERcough*

And now...I am hopelessly enchanted. I haven't seen the movie yet, but dear god, the fanfic is incredible. I am so in love!



'Everything that you wanted, I have done. You asked that the child be taken; I took him. You cowered before me; I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for you!' )

But yes, I fully realize that my ships have officially become creepy. woodchoc_magnum and I were talking a while back about 'appropriate age-differences'; she was for them, I was...how do I put it so that I don't sound like a perverted sicko? Um...more open-minded, shall we say?

And on the bright side, doesn't this make Hermione/Snape look more normal in comparison? :P No? I'm just twisted, end of story? Righty then...

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30 Day Meme: snurched from labrt2004.

Day 03 → Your favourite television programme

I'm gonna go with Castle. I love having a show-approved ship, instead of fighting against TPTB, it's such a relief when they agree that my couple is meant to be. I would have said Mentalist just a few months ago, but I love that the whole team gets to shine here, with Beckett actually cracking cases along with Castle instead of standing back and admiring his genius the way Lisbon's forced to, plus as mother says, 'There's a lot more blatant UST'. *g* I love it when my mother talks like a fangirl!

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Vidspam:

This was the first Labyrinth vid I saw, and convinced me that I definitely needed to join in the fandom. It's so very well constructed, especially considering the limited amount of material to work with, and it's so full of emotion and thrills and excitement, I love it!


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2010-01-15 04:33 pm
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2010-01-15 04:28 pm

legend of the seeker picspam- part 1

LOTS: ep 2- Baneling.

I am on such a high right now! This episode is chock-full of delightful Cara snark and with some bonus seductive scenes designed to melt the brain! ALSO, there is one of the funniest Cara/Kahlan scenes ever, I nearly died laughing!



 

'Many know of a Mord'Sith's ability to bring pain but few know that we are equally skilled at bringing pleasure...' )


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2010-01-15 03:57 pm

'I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness, too, so I stayed in the darkness with you...'

I had a fantastic week over the past week, riding on a wave of euphoria and giddiness. Then I got knocked off and dragged under by the usual unpleasant vagaries of life. Because my joy never lasts long before it gets tainted with some misery. But I use my journal to complain about trivial things too often- now I shall celebrate some of the small but happymaking things:

> Isn't Twitter a grand device?

 

I SHIP IT. *gigglefit*

> And OMG! Someone finally posted a Castle/Mentalist crossover fic! So excited! Double the Cops, Double the Consultants.

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Robin Tunney makes me happy. ^_^ How stunning and elegant is this woman?
@carolune04- LEGS! :D
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> A week of beta work

 

YES, this makes me happy! )


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> The best things in life are free. ^_^

Behold my shiny new bookmark!



Of bookmarks and other gifts )


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 > Watched CM ep 11. I’m seeing this season out of order, so I don’t understand a lot of what’s going on, but Emily!whump FTW! Considering it was Minimal Loss that hooked me into the fandom, it’s a safe bet any ep where she gets to be center of attention and the whumpage will attract my interest, lol. [No woobie!Reid for a change!]

Brief thoughts )

 

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Vidspam:
One of speckleberry's many awesome LotS vids!


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2010-01-06 02:07 pm

'...no more dreaming like a girl so in love with the wrong world...'

First order of business. My shiny new Hermione/Snape header! All hail the artistic awesomeness of ed_84! Much love and my eternal gratitude, darling! *hugglesquish*
 
Which brings me to this: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

Albino heroine? Odd, I think. Hmm, this has potential.

The fated seventh member of the Guard that’s charged with saving the world from supernatural threats? Nothing out of the ordinary there. There’s always a group of misfits with powers responsible for safeguarding humanity on some epic quest.

Love interest is her Professor- whoa, hold it, WHAT?! Kudos to you, book, you have my undivided attention. I want to read this just so I can figure out how it got by the censors. I didn’t think YA novels promoting student/teacher relationships had a chance in hell. [Official book trailer]

My curiosity piqued, I hunted down an excerpt from the book- and nearly died from fandom flail…

Excerpt bits and pieces )

IT’S SNAPE. COME ON, TELL ME I’M NOT IMAGINING THIS.

I know that when I’m in the thrall of a fandom, anything and everything in my life relates back to it in some way. I’ll seize on the most tenuous connection just for the fandom related squee.

Like this old teacher of mine who had hair the exact style and shade as Scully’s. ‘Out of a bottle’, Jacob noted unkindly. [The teacher, as well as Scully] But who cares what’s needed to maintain the illusion? I stared at the back of her head for an hour on the bus trip, anyway. [Because I’m scary like that]

Like when this quiz show host asked ‘What’s heavier, a raptor or the two Veronicas combined?’ [The latter being the Australian pop duo, FYI] I immediately shrieked, ‘Raptors! Veronica! It’s The Lost World!’ Clearly, that is just me being a freak.

But people, read the excerpt. A stern ruthless teacher who intimidates students, whose appearance is described as being a tall figure in black robes over a vest, with intense dark eyes, shoulder length black hair and a prominent nose.

It’s like a ‘Snape: Physical Characteristics’ checklist! Except without the Harry!filter to ugly him up, no greasy hair or beaky nose here, oh no, his hair is ‘lustrous’ and his features are ‘noble’, likening him to a ‘Grecian sculpture’.

And his voice! Utterly mesmerizing, it ‘took hold of his audience, a richly resonant, unparalleled baritone’. I love it. Totally like the author was fed up with JKR mistreating the most awesome character ever and decided to appropriate him for her own story, lmao, after being suitably romanticized.

Also? His name’s Professor Rychman. As in, Alan Rickman? The author’s not even attempting to be subtle here!
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Legend of the Seeker.

This is highly irreverent. My love for the show has been revitalized and I'm fangirling it hardcore once more.

But I must ask this: so, the main impediment to Richard and Kahlan enjoying some well-deserved sexytiems is the fact that if she experiences the delights of orgasmic bliss, she will lose control of her powers and confess Richard, y/y?

So, technically, if the sex is bad, [blasphemy!] and she doesn't 'burn with an incandescent glory'...get swept away in the 'waves of tactile pleasure'...caught in the 'glorious, rippling cascade of sublime release' [don't mind me, I'm just quoting from romance novels]- then she won't lose control and won't confess him? Right? Is my logic undeniable?

Thus, Richard can still father the new line of Confessors, etc. etc. Just it wouldn't be much fun in the baby-making process as everyone would assume. Where's IVF when you need it?
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LOTS: 2 x 01- Marked



Cara!centric picspam )

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Meme:

30 Day Meme:
Day 02- favorite movie: 

Atm? My new loves- I'm hesitating between The Proposal and Star Trek. I watched them both again recently and they're made of so much win. Totally buying them when they're cheaper. [I refuse to pay $20-$30, kthxbai]

Classic favorite? Dogma. SO MUCH LOVE. I've seen it about a million times by now. ['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!' LMAO]

Tagged by odakota_rose.

FIRST: If you've been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new, original question.

SECOND: Tag eight sexy people. Don't refuse to do it like a pansy.

I don’t know who else has done this, feel free to disregard if so:

kat_rowe, labrt2004, luisa_f, mcgarrygirl78, sapph, spence_reid, sunkrux, woodchoc_magnum.

Questions and Answers )

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Vidspam:
Thom Yorke's Hearing Damage is my favorite song of the moment. I've been listening to it on repeat for hours on end this past week. So amazing. *sighs happily* And it's the soundtrack for one of the coolest scenes in New Moon- Victoria pwning  the wolves and eluding them on her epic running scene through the woods. It makes running for your life from a pack of werewolves look sexy and glamorous! [Say what you will about the series- here's my movie review- but it has amazing music]

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2009-12-21 01:27 pm

And finally it seemed that the spell was broken, and all my bones began to shake, my eyes flew open

This fic, The Headmaster’s Tale, by tearsofphoenix made me realize there’s another item I can add to the list of Why Snape is the Awesomest Ever. He’s reappointed as headmaster with this reasoning:

 “…and we acknowledge the recipient of this offer, Professor Severus Snape, to have been the best Headmaster Hogwarts ever had, at least in recent centuries, he being the only Headmaster all of whose students stayed safe and alive – and that during the most adverse of times - thus succeeding where even his highly honoured predecessors, Armando Dippett and Albus Dumbledore, failed.”

WIN. Death Eater occupation and still he manages to protect all the students, even when all the teachers and Dumbledore's Army defiantly acts against him. What a hero.

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Okay, look, I completely agree that teacher/student relationships in RL just should not happen. Under any circumstances. Mitigating factors in fandom provide exceptions to this rule but the key word is FANDOM.

My love for Hermione/Snape in the Harry Potter!verse is one such exception and I refuse to justify it. But the thing is, this pairing mainly works for me because of the extraordinary circumstances they face, where all sorts of lines are blurred because of the situation they find themselves in. I would never ship a student and teacher in a show that’s more reflective of real life.  A show such as my recent guilty pleasure, Glee.

There is no magic, except what the kids create onstage. There is no war, except that which Sue wages on the rest of the world. It’s just ordinary, if talented, kids at an ordinary school with- okay, not exactly ordinary teachers, they’re all freaks in their own way, lol.

Still. Despite the chemistry I see between Rachel and Will, I refuse to ship them. REFUSE. They might go beyond the usual teacher/student dynamic- things get intensely personal between them, they have expectations of each other and engage on a different level than he does with any of the other Gleeks, but although I like both characters, that’s not reason enough to ship them.

That said, I feel kinda smug when I read that the original premise of the show? Totally had teacher/student sex. Because I so called it from the first moment I saw them together.

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All right, I blame ed_84 who is the reason I’ve been tempted back to Legend of the Seeker.

I gave up on it halfway through the first season because it was all about Richard/Kahlan. I adore Kahlan, ‘k, mad love for that woman because she is the definition of awesome but I just don’t get her and Richard.  

Richard criticism )

But ed_84’s icon of a hot blonde chick with the caption- ‘there is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Cara has allowed to live’ intrigued me. You have to be a certain type of fierce to carry that attitude off. For instance, you’d never see a pic of Jennifer Keller with that caption- unless it was in mockery.

So I researched Cara and fell madly, deeply, intensely in love. Jetgirl78 picspammed her and Kahlen over here- lots of shiny pics, so go check the pretties!

[Warning: I’m perilously close to shipping Cara/Kahlen now. I’m not ordinarily into femslash, but god. For these two, I’d totally make an exception. This is the fault of jetgirl78’s amazing picspam, so just be aware it might convert you…]

Thoughts on Cara )

*wriggles with glee* So happy right now! ^_^

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In honor of the season:


Meme.

Snurched from labrt2004
Following the 30 Day meme like a sheep racing to rejoin its flock. But I don't promise not to break the rules.

Day 1- your favorite song:
At the moment? You might be able to tell from my journal entry titles that it's Florence and the Machine's Blinding. Such a powerful, moving song. I can't even describe how it overwhelms my soul and floods my brain with pretty imagery and heavy concepts about independence and breaking free and empowerment and all that.

Snurched from
mcgarrygirl78

The "Year in Review" meme: Go to your LJ calendar. Find the first entry for each month. Copy-paste the first line from each entry next to the corresponding month. That's the year in review, in a nutshell.

2009  

Including teacher/student sex scandals, teen suicide and natural disaster...what a year...  )

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