marguerite_krux: (spock)
Star Trek.

Your results:
You are Deanna Troi
Deanna Troi
95%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
95%
Jean-Luc Picard
75%
Uhura
65%
Geordi LaForge
65%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
55%
Will Riker
55%
Beverly Crusher
50%
Spock
47%
Chekov
45%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
35%
Mr. Scott
30%
Data
27%
Mr. Sulu
10%
Worf
10%
You are a caring and loving individual.
You understand people's emotions and
you are able to comfort and counsel them.
Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

IS SAD. I ranked equally as an expendable red shirt! *bursts into tears* I do like red, why must it be so strongly and positively correlated with expendable-ness? I guess Elizabeth and I are in the same basket, then. [I'm not ashamed to say I bought a red shirt just to be like her, I am that much of a geek]

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PAUL MCGILLION WAS IN THE STAR TREK MOVIE?!
For all of three seconds, apparently. And I missed it. *woes*

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Vampires.

I've been listening to the Kings of Leon track Closer [download here] on repeat the last few days. Fantastic moody song, but just sounding good isn't enough for me, I like to know the lyrics so I can a) sing along and b) ponder deep thoughts about the themes and metaphors and so forth.

I really hate it when bands don't include lyrics with their albums, I think that the amount of money they charge for a CD should cover the damn words to their songs. *frowns* There are a lot of conflicting verses on the internet and I can't figure out which one's right. Considering my family has been mocking me since my childhood for messing up the words to Macy Gray's Try ['I try to say goodbye...to my chook'. *facepalm* I love chickens, it didn't strike me as odd that someone would write a song to one! I was a kid, okay? Shut up!], you can understand why this might bother me. I am paranoid about being the butt of the joke, it's my mission in life to avoid this humiliating fate.

ANYWAY, I was really surprised when I found the popular opinion was that it's about vampires. I guess lines about running from the sun and bleeding people dry should've maybe given me a clue, but it's damn hard to figure out what the singer is saying, okay? I just love the horror movie theme and what a creepy vibe it has. *shudders delightedly*

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Anyone read the Vampire Diaries books? Apparently there's talk it might be turned into a series. I haven't read it, so maybe I shouldn't judge but I am sick to death of stupid selfish teenage girls and their desperate attempts to hook vampire lovers and frakking mind-blowingly lame-ass love trianges. The show's been promoted with the premise of 'vampire brothers and their girlfriend'. Oh, whoop-de-frakking-do, how thrilling. A girl that can't choose between two vampires, this is the backbone of the show?! *gags*

If you want to read a great vampire series, try Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy. Original, exciting, and oh, look, the main relationship that's sustained over the three currently published books is the one between the heroine, Rose, and her best friend, Lissa. I just love that there is some female friendship being highlighted here, as well as romance and UST. For some reason, authors tend to treat snagging a boyfriend as the be-all-and-end-all in life, like having a close and loyal friend isn't important. Because all females care about are guys, y'know.

Bonus- there is actual plot in these books, small things like handling peer pressure and depression, and large-scale things like uncovering conspiracies and fighting bad vampires and all that jazz. Rose is a kick-ass chick, she has an actual personality [no bland, vapid Mary Sue is she] and many strengths as well as believable flaws to ground her in reality, plus? She is pretty damn funny. I was so into the books that when I found out I had to wait a few weeks for the library to get it in for me, I ended up going and paying for one! This is how awesome they are!

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Leighton Meester, aka Blair of Gossip Girl, is launching her singing career. Oh, the excitement!



Featuring on Cobra Starship's new song, Good Girls Go Bad.

Vidspam below:

Song and lyrics )

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It's like an ode to Chuck Bass, zomg! Leighton talks about her upcoming album and GUYS, I am seriously psyched for this. The only thing better would be her and Ed Westwick doing a duet together! Can we have a musical episode of Gossip Girl, pretty please?!

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Meme, snurched from...heck, it's been on everyone's journals lately, but I think from [livejournal.com profile] sunkrux .

Name 5... )

 


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marguerite_krux: (vala- squee)
Because I'm too cheap to buy magazines, I borrow them from the library. Yes, it's inconvenient having to wait in queue but on the bright side, that's over $200 I save a year, so. *shrugs* This was last month's issue, but the pretty people were pretty, so I went a-scanning.

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Simon Baker )

Tasmanian born! *squees* I may not be patriotic about sports- couldn't care less who wins the footy or cricket or whatever- but the fact that this dude is from my place of birth? *feels smug for no good reason*

Also...I love the double-standards. All the women in this issue are presented with immaculate images...it's the guys who are soaking wet! Lol.

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Freida Pinto )

I fall more in love with her the more I read. It's so awesome that when she was a school girl, she was crushing hardcore on Leonardo Dicaprio, and then she grows up, stars in this phenomenally successful film and she's at the Oscars where, lo and behold, her childhood crush comes up to her to tell her how much he admires her! ZOMG. Dream moment, much?!

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The Cast of Gossip Girl  )

[livejournal.com profile] laurandbillever and I were talking about how there should be a show based on the lives of these soapie stars as they go about filming because there is so much drama in their real lives. Blake [Serena] and Penn [Dan] are dating in real life, as are Ed [Chuck] and Jessica [Vanessa]. Must be interesting when their characters are feuding with each other and breaking up all the time...

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Hugh Jackman )
*snorts* This guy was rejected by a modelling agency and is now at the top of various hottest men/beautiful people lists. Don't you love it when things work out that way? Bet that agency is kicking itself now, heh. >:D

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Sam Worthington )

Another wet guy! *g* Who orchestrated this shoot?! I don't really know much about him, other than he's appearing in the new Terminator movie, so yay! I'm looking forward to that, although I wish wish WISH that Cameron [Summer Glau] was in it. *pouts* The movie would be automatically ten times cooler. *nodnod*

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Lenka )
Yay for Lenka being recognized! I'm totally in love with her music and it's great that she's becoming more famous.

It's a little ironic that I used to *facepalm* look down on Australians because I always thought anything they could do, Americans could do better...*runs to avoid a lynching* You cannot compare City Homicide or Underbelly to Criminal Minds or The Mentalist, come on, be honest, the overseas shows are vastly superior and I never understand all the vitriolic anti-American letters in the paper, I wonder at the lunatics who believe we'd be better off without American shows! :O

And now, fate has the last laugh. My favorite singer and actress are Australian. *shakes head* I can admit when I was wrong, I'm on my knees begging forgiveness at my prejudices...

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Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart )

Twilight for the lulz. As much as I hate the books/movie, the actors make me crack up laughing. I have to quote this because it is too hilarious, really:

'...given that he's a vampire and her blood smells unbearably delicious to him, their passion becomes, as MTV put is, as violent and intense as "something out of a Michael Douglas sex thriller". Pattinson and Stewart bonded for their deadly lustful liaison by watching Last Tango in Paris together [he also gave her a copy of Virgil's Doomed Love] and revelling in the suspense. "Whenever I kiss her, I try to kill her," says Pattinson. "I always want to kill her." For Stewart, the suspense meant game on. "Bella is a total sadomasochist. I love that"...'

*gigglefit*
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marguerite_krux: (marguerite-smile)



*flails* Sanctuary's coming to Sci-Fi! After putting up with months of squeeing from other flisters about how awesome this show is and how fantastic Amanda is, I'm FINALLY getting the chance to see what the fuss is all about! *dances like a crazy*

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Lie To Me



I don't hate this show. I mean, I pay it out but that's a sign of affection from me. But seriously, this show is wack. The main characters don't have a method except for pissing people off and assessing the fallout, I just cannot get behind that. I know it's what House does every week, but it's different because the show is about him being an ass and not giving a damn and being brutal to get results. Everyone acknowledges that he is an ass and despises his methods and would never emulate him ever because he sets a bad example and epitomizes everything a doctor should not be [apart from his phenomenal success rate]. But in Lie to Me, we're supposed to believe that the good guys are totally justified in what they do and support them without having any problems with the way they run their investigations? No. It's good fun to watch but I want to tear my hair out at how unbelievable they can be sometimes.

*Life is Priceless* )

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Gossip Girl



I am...so disappointed with this show. I know it's the nature of soapies to feature relationships that break down and restart and fail catastrophically, then rewind and begin all over again...that characters will have multiple partners, possibly at the same time, even...that there is no such thing as true love that cannot be tainted and ruined, that no romance can ever run smoothly...but GODDAMN, this show is pissing me off now.

*Remains of the J* )

So, the relationships are a total mess and it's not a proper GG episode if someone doesn't frak up their life in some catastrophic way, but hey! Underage drinking, infidelity, promiscuity, reckless endangerment of property, and fleeing the country aside, there wasn't much drama. Nobody nearly got raped or murdered this week! And the pretty people were pretty!



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I don't want to seem ungrateful- I love the library, I'd get on my knees and praise whoever first came up with the idea for this marvellous institution because I'm too cheap to go out and buy books and I'd die of boredom if I couldn't borrow them for free. Gratitude acknowledged.

But I want to kick whoever does the ordering because they have this exasperating habit of buying bits and pieces of a series. Usually the latest books, instead of the first. WTF? I don't usually have a problem reading things out of order, but some fantasies are pretty complex and it hurts my head trying to figure out what I've missed out on. And now I'm trying out Anne Bishop's  Black Jewels series but for some inexplicable reason, they've got the first two books, skipped the third that concludes the trilogy, that book that RESOLVES IT ALL, and then merrily continued with books four, five and six which are set in the same universe but have separate storylines. *head!splodes*ARGH.

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BWAHAHA. This will probably amuse nobody but me, but you know how when you get super obsessed with a character, just seeing their NAME thrills you immensely? I have this thing in winter where I write my ship's names on the condensation on my window because THAT is how obsessive I am. *nodnod*

Anyway, the point of this little anecdote: I was just looking up some romances on the library website when I find this synopsis:

'Marguerite, the daughter of a courtesan and a lord and a spy for the French king, forges a new passionate alliance with her former enemy, Nicolai, as she navigates the court of King Henry VIII of England.'

Okay, there are comma issues happening there, unless the human race suddenly needs three individuals to reproduce all of a sudden...but the name! The career as a spy! And...okay, the rest of it doesn't fit at all, but damn, still! *geeky!glee* I love my romances. :D

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Vid spam.

'k, we've all heard of Susan Boyle by now. But then [profile] spence_reid  tipped me off about Hollie Steele. Super talented little kid with a phenomenal voice. I am officially enchanted.





marguerite_krux: (Roslin+airlock=doom)

Ugh. I’m currently occupied by nasty thoughts about the blonde that blocked my way onto the bus, standing in front of the door while she hunted for change, then took my favorite seat. I hate people that do that, I don’t know how hard it is to have your money ready before you line up for the bus- if you’re going to hold other people up, then go to the back of the frakking line. And don’t take their favorite seats after being so rude! >:[

But that's nothing compared to my laptop problems. I've been trying to save some of my crap on dvds so I can delete them off the laptop in the hopes that it will operate better. Since my screensaver folder is about 5 or 6 GB, I figured I could sacrifice that for the greater good. Except my laptop refuses to burn dvds all of a sudden. It was working fine on Monday, but now, all of a sudden, it spits out the dvd halfway through the burning process and announces that it doesn't have enough space. I shove the dvd back in and all of a sudden, it's apparently only got 700 mb of space instead of the 4.4 GB I KNOW it has. Still, I figure that's better than nothing and try again- only the laptop has another hissy fit and rejects it and the next few discs I try. WTF IS WRONG WITH IT? WHY DOES IT HATE ME? *FLAILS*

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However, this post on the 10 Ways that Laura Roslin is Thoroughly Badass makes me feel better. My pet hate in BSG is the way that show never lets her win anything, it's always gotta come back and bite her in the ass somehow and she doesn't get a single victory that isn't a Pyrrhic victory. Yet, in spite of every single writer dedicating themselves to destroying her soul, she rebounds and increases her awesome with each trial. This picspam reminds me how much she pwns everyone on that show.

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I've been watching season 6 of Buffy. And um...Willow's kind of an asshole. Actually, so's Buffy. Why do I find myself liking SPIKE more than the girls? Both these chicks are so awful with relationships. They both have someone that cares about them so much and they screw it all up. I actually blame Willow more because she's supposed to care about Tara and yet she violates her, apologizes and says it won't happen again, then promptly repeats her actions the second Tara leaves the house. WTF? With Spike and Buffy...well, that was always going to be messed up.

Whoa, actually, I'm getting Gossip Girl vibes again- Buffy/Spike=Chuck/Blair? O.o





The bad boy in love, the girl that refuses to admit the sex meant anything...yes, I'm getting very weird with these parallels, I know...and to compound the crackiness, I have to say, the first thought that popped into my head when I saw this pic of Chuck and Blair was 'OMG TWILIGHT?!' He'd make an awesome vampire, and Blair is a hell of a lot cooler than Bella, any day. I'd love to see Blair take Bella down, actually. *daydreams*

 

marguerite_krux: (marguerite/roxton-stone cold)

'...but do not dull thy palm with entertainment of each new-hatch'd unfledg'd comrade...'

My grandfather used to love this quote, we'd all groan but chime in. All I could ever remember was grappling with hoops of steel, lol.

I don’t know if this will make sense to anyone who doesn’t share my brain, but I have a theory. It occurred to me while I was watching the season three premiere of Kyle XY. Kyle and Jessi are…get ready for it…the new Blair and Serena [Gossip Girl]. TOTALLY. I know one show is a soapie and the other is- well, also a soapie, albeit with sci-fi themes, and such a cool blend so you all should go watch it right now.

Let me justify this.

 

'Did B think S would go down without a fight? Or can these two hotties work it out? There's nothing Gossip Girl likes better than a good catfight. And this could be a classic...' )





 

'There's a reason why people say we shouldn't expect too much, no one wants to see someone they care about end up disappointed. We instinctively act to protect our own from being hurt, and do what we can to make the right choices for the people we love. But the reason we have expectations in the first place is because we want to aim as high as we can. Because when you love someone, there's no limit to what you can accomplish...' )


Jessi and her stupid pride, her relentless ambition. Blair and her control freak tendencies. The two girls who always need to be on top, who are always making power plays, and always seeking love and approval, whose best friends threaten their self-confidence and their self-delusions and thus need to be kept at arms length, even when they want to let them in, even when they know better but keep blindly stumbling down the path to self-destruction.

marguerite_krux: (scully-intrigued)
1. I am finally vindicated in my refusal to get my license, my almost hysterical aversion to the mere thought of getting behind the wheel and driving myself anywhere. According to this article HERE, Cancerians- especially FEMALES- are more likely to have a car crash than members of any other star sign. It's true. So I totally have a legitimate reason to avoid driving for the rest of the my life. *nods firmly*

[Ignore the fact that my birthday's on the 23rd, so I have a 50/50 chance of being a Cancer or Leo in any random newspaper or magazine]

2. Aaand you know you're getting way too obsessed with those damn cute lolcats when you see random pics like this:



And immediately fight the urge to caption it: 'invisible sandwich'. Or 'invisible cheezburger'. *headdesk*

3. I am saddened by the realization that, wonderful as Gossip Girl is, I much prefer reading the recaps on tv without pity than watching the actual show. I bought chocolate today to read with the new recap, and I don't remember ever being that excited about watching the actual episode itself. *sighs* Still, the knowledge that I have chocolate perks me right back up again. ;)

4. Also along peppy lines, I received new reviews for my fic, An Exercise in Futility. *squees* I know we're supposed to write because of the craft, and it's in our blood, and it's not about the appreciation from other fans but...damn it all, I'm going through the Sparky fics on ff.net in reverse chronological order, and there are one-shots that received like, a hundred reviews back in 2005, and these days, hardly anyone reviews anymore. It's depressing. So...two new reviews is exhilarating. *dances* And on a different fic, The Garden's End, that I haven't updated in MONTHS, someone said that my writing of Elizabeth was better than TPTB. *wriggles* [okay, well, that's easy when they STOP writing her...]

I just wanna say: AWWW. Goddamn, I'm all glowy-like right now.


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