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

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

Clicky! )


I hate summer.

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

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

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So, Mentalist ep 6.


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

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

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



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Meme from woodchoc_magnum

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."

• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity

• Update your journal with the answers to the questions

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

 



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Vidspam.


 

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

RL drama )
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I am so ashamed.

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

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

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

Twilit

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

He flipped through it, his sneer growing progressively deeper.

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

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

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

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

Mentalist season 2 opener.


 

Redemption- mythoughts )

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So, Criminal Minds season 5 opener.



Faceless, Nameless- my thoughts )

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

 
marguerite_krux: (marguerite-sweet)
Frak you, ff.net. I finally get back online and want to post my new TLW chapter to Where I Follow but DOCUMENT MANAGER IS DOWN, YOU SAY? You couldn't have had this hissy fit OVER THE WEEKEND? When I was trapped at home and couldn't get online, you didn't wanna chuck your wobbly then?

Hee. Australian slang makes me giggle. Wait, I'm angry right now. *frowns*
Oh, fine, I can't keep it up for long, I'm just so thrilled to be on the internet again. You guys have no idea how much I missed you all. *clings* Hope everyone had a good Easter!

Also, admire my shiny new icon! *gazes blissfully* By the incredible [personal profile] odakota_rose , whose icon-making talents make me glee in the most undignified way. :D

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Okay, moment of truth here; I'm an idiot. I was watching Bad Guys [YAY!] and it hit me. Marguerite and Vala have this other similarity that I can’t believe I overlooked before- their immense fondness for teh shinies. Both are renowned thieves in their respective universes. I love that Marguerite is a ‘jewel thief wanted on five continents’, how cool does that sound?! On a side note, this factoid is what made me squee a little in Leverage’s season finale [please, someone tell me there is going to be a second season?] when the baddie was listing each team member and their respective ‘wanted’ status. *g* [Hardison is a bit of an underachiever- Iceland? That’s it?]

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On the off chance that this interests anyone, I’ve written up a brief translation of the Samoan exchanges in the second ep of TLW, Stranded. [Why no, I didn't have anything better to do....]

Netty made fun of them, but Ma tells me that the writers and actors did a decent job overall; the translation was correct for the most part, aside from the odd glaring error [as well as the fact that the Samoan alphabet does not include a ‘J’ or ‘Z’, but then, these are the fictional Zanga, so I think that’s excusable] and the actors did a credible job with the pronunciation and accent-  though she preferred Marguerite to Jacoba, lol, whose mumbling enunciation drove her crazy. An example of a dude spitting out the lines with more attitude than accuracy, heh.

 

 

'I knew you were fluent in- what was it- sixty or seventy languages. I just can't figure out how this can be one of them...' )

 


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Randomly? That quote in my post title is from Blair of Gossip Girl, talking about her and Serena. But doesn't it kinda remind you of Marguerite/Veronica? :D
The dark/light parallel, and the unflattering self-portrait: '...then there’s little baby Veronica and me- I’m the wicked stepsister...' *snickers*

marguerite_krux: (marguerite/roxton-by your side)
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, SWEETIE! )

Title: Bitch

Artist: Meredith Brooks

FandomThe Lost World

Notes: Given the nature of the song, it's not an exclusively ship-centric vid. We take a look at other aspects of our beloved Marguerite. :P

D/L: here

WIth thanks to [personal profile] scifi_tv_addict for the last minute directions, lol.






marguerite_krux: (marguerite-shiny)

For the longest time, when I saw the skillet scene in Prodigal Father, I had this nagging sense of familiarity but couldn’t recall why. This is so random, even for me, but I finally realized this…
'Summerlee whacked me with a skillet' )



…brought back memories of a high school drama performance. We created a short play about the rampage of an insane squirrel in the town of Nutsville [based on a true story, seriously! It was in the paper and everything!] I was a baker and the highlight of my scene involved being bashed over the head with a loaf of my own bread and knocked unconscious. It was silly and comedic, tragic and poignant, bizarre and surreal, all at the same time!

Btw? Never say I didn’t suffer for my art. Consider three things:

#1- the loaf of bread was (duh) a prop. Naturally, it was a prop with the composition of a BASEBALL BAT.

#2- we’re high school kids, not trained professionals. So it was less about pretending to hit me on the head and more like actually hitting me on the head.

#3- our leading squirrel went MIA during rehearsals, so I got to enjoy first being abused by the understudy and then by the lead when she eventually returned. GOOD TIMES.

I tell you, I had no trouble acting out ‘apprehension’ and ‘pain’ by the end of the term. It was only being singled out for praise by my drama teacher for attention to character detail and developing her personality that made it all worthwhile. I am always hungry for praise and validation. It makes me pathetically easy to manipulate because even when I know it’s happening, I can’t help but go along with it.

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As we started season 2 of TLW, All or Nothing prompted two exclamations from Netty:

#1. ‘Look at him, he’s so much more handsome! He’s automatically ten times hotter! Why didn’t he do this sooner?

*Lol. Yes, this is considered a good hair day for Lord John Roxton.*  )


I feel irrationally proud, despite having nothing to do with the makeover. I’ve had to make excuses for him throughout all of season 1, so reaching this point now is all the more rewarding and meaningful.

*the new, improved, prettier Roxton* )



Those Magic Piranhas did a damn fine job. *sniffles proudly*

@ [livejournal.com profile] odakota_rose - lol, one of the rare issues we’re on opposing sides over. :P I know, I know, it’s bizarre that I love The Wig Episode- the random dancing! the random make out scenes! whee!- and yet pan Roxton’s first season hair, but that’s how I feel. [And I can never say that without thinking about Daniel and Jack in Window of Opportunity. *giggles*]

#2. ‘OMG, it’s her!’ - I frantically try to identify who it is but fail as she continues-

‘It’s Natalie Bassingthwaite! She looks exactly the same! Botox…’ )

 

Considering how much I pay her out on SYTYCD [Australia] for her lack of charisma, shrill irritating personality and inexpressive features- I MISS YOU, CAT- you’d think I’d recognize her but the dark hair is a good disguise. If you ever want to hide from me, changing hair color would be a good start, I’m not that observant. *facepalm*

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On the latest ep of The Gruen Transfer, the only comedy show I actually find amusing, the team were analyzing a Bankwest ad, in which an executive engages in conversation with a mini horse-like creature.

Imbecilic Dude: What can we do about our home loan rates that will make people happier?
Vertically Challenged Equine Advisor: Well. Hmm. You could make them smaller.
Wil Anderson: What do I think is wrong with this ad? Well, it’s not the fact that the people that want to look after my money take their advice from dwarf ponies, no, its that the dwarf pony isn’t telling them anything worth hearing. ‘Customers want lower interest rates’. Really? They didn’t know that before they spoke to- the horse?!

Having seen Divine Right last week, it of course reminded me of:

*the infamouse ‘Horse Crowns King’ scene.* )

 

Lol, why does everyone in this show eventually get promoted to royalty?

 

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marguerite_krux: (marguerite/roxton- knight in shining arm)
I'm not obsessing over The Lost World...no, not at all...*coughcough*

1 season one overview

format snurched from littlred.

'I am not in your hands, Lord Roxton, and any time you wish to throw me to the wolves, I suggest you try. You might be surprised which one of us gets eaten...'/'Yes, well, I always say anything that isn't worth shedding a little blood over isn't worth the getting...' )


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2 dreams of TLW.

The first dream was inspired by season 1 ep 6 of Criminal Minds, LDSK, in which, I believe, Hotch empathizes with the UNSUB in a hostage situation, pretending to despise Reid and kicking him repeatedly so that Reid could grab his gun from his ankle. In the dream, Marguerite was being held captive by slavers and Roxton was trying to convince them he was cool with their agenda, all, 'Yeah, guys, I'm with you on this, uh, women are so inferior to men', as he's kicking the hell out of Marguerite, 'They're like property to be dealt with as we please', so that he could distract them while she took his gun.

The second dream was super-cracky and random; it involved Roxton's ex-wife turning up on the Plateau...dun dun DUN. In the season 4 pdf, they talked about how Marguerite was swapped with a changeling or something, and although I'm not sure what that term was supposed to mean in TLW!verse, like a demon or just some other nice normal baby, the ex here was a literal interpretation of 'changeling'- she was a shapeshifter, and lured Marguerite away to dispose of her while taking her place with the others. :O I think part of it was inspired by Skin Deep, lol, I've been watching that a lot lately, clipping it for a new vid.

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3 things that reminded me of TLW this week.

* A kids show yesterday asked the question, 'Which is heavier, the combined weight of the Veronicas or a velociraptor?'  I was just about to switch to another channel and was like, whoa, RAPTORS? Hee!

* The SYTYCD group performance on Monday night- it was a tribal routine, like, some crazy hula/hip hop fusion, the dancers were kitted out in grass skirts and random ethnic lookin' outfits, and it was giving me flashbacks to Stranded, with Assai's people doing what I can only assume was a Zanga fertility ritual [what with the pornographic dancing, lol]  for the imminent unhappy wedding. Also reminiscent of Danielle and her tribal dancing in Voodoo Queen...yah, the writers sure liked their tribal influences...

* Netty and I were watching Nectar on Tuesday, and the whole way through, we were like, 'Wtf is royal jelly?' because it was the Holy Grail for that ep. It didn't really matter, all we needed to know was that it was a cure for an otherwise fatal sting from an overgrown prehistoric monster bee. But considering that L'oreal has released a new product 'with the power of royal jelly', I think the question has become more important... :P

 


I laughed hysterically when the ad came on, just the timing...later in the year, I probably wouldn't have cared but a day of musing over what this royal jelly business is about and then this... *g*

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Random fact of win: the Zanga dialogue in TLW? IS TOTALLY SAMOAN! Netty was translating for me and basically cracking up laughing over how awful their pronunciation was and like, stressing the wrong syllables and putting the wrong emphasis on words...! Although, I might smugly add as a loyal fangirl, she said that Rachel was really good.

But yah, she was like, 'They're totally making up crap in some places.' I mean, there is no 'b' in Samoan, so 'Jacoba' is pronounced 'Ya-ko-po' or some wackness like that. [I don't understand how a language lacks a 'b', but there you go]. And apparently he was saying, 'Bring me my bird' in reference to Veronica, which I found much more hilarious than I should've. You had to be there, I was kinda hyperventilating with all the giggling...I love that I'm still discovering new aspects to my show all the time. :D



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'...doesn't it make everyone want to lock them in separate rooms and do experiments on them...?'

Meme
#1

Comment on this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Five things from [livejournal.com profile] sapphs :
The Mentalist/Merlin/Strong female characters/vidding/procrastination skillz )

Five things from [livejournal.com profile] speckleberry :
Vidding/Jisbon/The Lost World/Marguerite/chocolate )

Meme #2. DO IT. DO IT NOW. :P

1. Name:
2. Birthday:
3. Where do you live:
4. What are you studying/What are you working as:
5. What makes you happy:
6. What are you listening to now/have listened to last:
7. What is particularly good/bad about my LJ:
8. An interesting fact about you:
9. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment:
10. Favorite place to be:
11. Favorite lyric:
12. Best time of the year:
13. Weirdest food you like:

RECOMMEND
1. A film:
2. A book:
3. A song:
4. A band:
5. A tv show:

FANDOM
1. Favorite Fandom:
2. OTP/OT3:
3. Icon/Fic Journal (so I can join):

PLUS
1. One thing you like about me:
2. Two things you like about yourself:
3. Put this in your lj so I can tell you what I think of you?
marguerite_krux: (marguerite-smile)
Been so tardy with this one, but hey, at least I put a lot of effort in, right?

Last but definitely not least, the wonderful Marguerite Krux.



Now, between virtuous honorable jungle girl and duplicitous scheming black widow with a checkered past, who do you think I should fangirl? LOL.



Marguerite won me over with her flexible morality, sharp barbs and witty quips, and her deeply deeply buried soft compassionate side. Not that I don't like Veronica, but the whole black-and-white integrity and honor deal gets tiresome after a while. Marguerite brought the final tally to four 'intrinsically good' characters and four 'morally ambiguous' characters. Nice bit of harmony there.

'We need each other. Like a cat needs a ball of string...' )


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RL thing of squee.

Some random guy just said, 'You've got some nice pins, those Stargate ones,' and pointed at the badges I have pinned to my bag. I just grinned and said thanks. Mwahaha. *feels proud*

And to think I would've brought my other bag today because I almost couldn't be bothered transferring things back and forth from one to the other. I feel gleeful. :D 

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEALING POWER OF GEEKING OUT WITH ANOTHER PERSON.

Also, I printed out a bunch of stuff for this other dude whose card wasn't working, and although it only cost like, 50c at the most, he gave me $2. Hmm. I know, I know, should've been polite and all, 'No, no, it's not necessary,' but goddamnit, that's not how I operate. My working theory is 'don't be generous and offer something unless you're willing to give it up'. None of this 'polite refusal' crap, kthxbai. If that makes me mercenary, well... *shrugs* I can't say no. I WON'T. :P

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