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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*


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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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* I think I need an icon from one of my fandoms with the text 'BOOBS' on it for intellectual conversations with luxuria_oceanus. :P Can anyone point me in the right direction?

* I'm doing the same thing with Castle as I did with The Pretender- falling in love with it via fanfic before ever seeing the show. It happens when people constantly squee at how brilliant and shippy it is, leading me to seek out fic so I too can share in the squee, and before you know it, I'm completely obsessed. [Not that it takes much prodding to convert me, lol *facepalm*]



Comparison between Castle and The Mentalist )

* One last thing Castle/Mentalist have in common: unfortunate ship-smushes. Jisbon- gah! *glares at sapphs* It's all your fault I can't take this ship name! And for Castle/Beckett- Caskett! WTF? JUST A TRIFLE MORBID, ISN'T IT?*shakes head* Lmao.

* I think I'm on a roll here because I've also fallen for Eleventh Hour which is yet another show in which the gender roles are flipped with the female being the one with the gun running around protecting the brilliant but erratic and slightly insane male civilian. [I'm so predictable!]

*streetcatx is made of awesome. She posted several fantastic icon entries while I was gone, and I am on squee overload right now. I can't resist posting some of the funnier icons- there's an abundance of shippy ones, but you'll be seeing them when I get around to that icon cull to add them 'coz they are just wonderful.



Bwahaha! That last icon sums up my thoughts perfectly! The other members of the team are all paired up and he's on his lonesome. Poor guy, no wonder he always has a book around, so he can bury himself in fiction while the couples are a-flirting.



OMFG, ADELLE DEWITT?!
Lol. That's seriously the first thing I thought when I saw this gorgeous pic of Lena Headey. :P
I've seen about half of Dollhouse now and I'm really enjoying it. I think 'coz I went in all squicked out and fully aware of its flaws and shortcomings- there's something to be said for watching something with zero expectations, it can't help but do better than you thought. :D

Vidspam:
Eerie, whimsical, fantastical...my new favorite song. I can't wait to get hold of the album, it's been described as 'chic fairytale fare', I love the idea of a concept album about queens and knights, sirens and dragons, emerald cities and crystal towers...


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Merlin season 2 spoilers.

From the newspaper yesterday:

*HEADDESKFLOORWALL*

Not happy. *frowns* )

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Natalie Portman's been cast in Black Swan, a movie I'm totally intrigued by, because dude. Supernatural ballet thriller? SO THERE. I've also come across quite a few votes for Summer Glau to play the 'graceful yet menacing rival'!



I would just combust with excitement if this happened! I don't think it's likely, but it'd be so awesome, a) because I adore watching Summer dance and b), she does creepy menace so well! ^_^ Getting to see her strut her stuff AND freak out Natalie Portman would be such a dream.

Also? During my google research, I came across an article that suggested she might join Dollhouse. Wow. WOW. I haven't watched the show yet, but I was semi-cursing it for being renewed while TSCC was cancelled, and now hearing Summer might join the show...OMGPLEASE?!

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Jello vidspam:


By my uber-talented friend, mere_dil. This be my favorite of all the fanvids so far, no joke, 'tis made of epic win. *glees* Go here and spam her with the vid!love!

'She stares through my shadow, she sees something more
Believes there's a light in me, she is sure
And her truth makes me stronger
Does she realize I awake every morning
With her strength by my side
I am not a hero, I am not an angel, I am just a man...'


*squee!splodes* It's so perfect!
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Whee! Dollhouse is airing on Foxtel next week! *dances*
I wasn't all that interested when I first heard about it, especially considering the premise- seems a little squicky, reprogramming people to fulfil their clients' fantasies? Um...I'm kinda uncomfortable with it right now, but I'll wait and see if the show changes my mind. What did intrigue me is the lady boss- yes, I have a type, shush- Adelle DeWitt. She sounds awesome, and I am such a sucker for the tough woman who is all cold and ruthless and scary, while being a little bit tender and rather lonely on the inside. *quivers with anticipation*

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Merlin woe. I knew this show was going to stomp my heart into the ground, but did it have to be so SOON?!

Season 2 spoilers )

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The Mentalist rambling:



I've been ruminating- and by ruminating, I mean pondering, not chewing cud- what is the significance of this scene? Jane is not Charlie Crews, he hasn't had some weird sort of fruit fetish established since the first episode, as far as I know...could it be that this is a hint of the direction season 2 will take? Instead of episodes styled in a red theme: Red Rum, Crimson Casanova, Scarlett Fever and so on, perhaps the new season will have a new color theme? Agent Orange, Tangerine Sunset, Death by Apricot...

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*cracks up laughing* HOW AWESOME IS MY CAST?! *cuddles them* God, I hope we get some good bonus features on the dvd, I want to see more of them mucking around and having fun! :D

It's weird, though, watching this interview and hearing Simon Baker's Australian accent, it's so strong! And Owain, yikes, I never realized he had a British accent, it's hysterical! Just doesn't seem to fit him at all...it makes everything he says twice as funny, 'There's such a presence and ferocity of Lisbon in 'business mode' that- even though we don't fit in the same two shot [lmao!]- I've never felt anything other than her authority...'

ETA: The dvd release isn't til September 22! How am I going to wait that long, goddamnit?! Especially when I see that there is a gag reel being included... *glees*

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Vidspam- the funniest scene in Stardust:


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