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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!' )

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.

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


And to be totally random:
Erotic Baked Goods. Click it! You know you want to... >;P


Opinions in Brief:



Code Red )




Season 6 overview )



Season 4 finale )


Vampire Diaries.


Bloodlines )



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! ^_^

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! )


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*


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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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. )


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.


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! )


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.


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*



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:


My Interests Collage! )


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...


[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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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!

Excerpt- 'everything has been figured out, except how to live. Pay attention, there's a test later...' )

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?!'

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! )



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*


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, scratch that, a lot creepy. *g*

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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

*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'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?


Convo of Epic Fail )

#4. The Border.

Does anyone watch it? 

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


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 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*


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

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

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


How cute is this?! Aww! Penguins posing for a camera!

This is completely random of me, but I was pondering the hairstyle changes of my favorite ladies in the new seasons of CM and Mentalist, and this struck me:

Before and After )

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

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


I can't find the Could've Danced All Night clip anywhere. *pouts* I love Emma's singing voice, she's so gorgeous! *squishes her*
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'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!'



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*


So, Mentalist ep 6.


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.


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

My idea of bliss )


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

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

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

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

o.O >_< :DDDDD

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

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


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

Helen the Awesome )





Which The Mentalist Character Are You?

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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 )

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:


"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."


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 )


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*

'k, I know almost everyone on my flist is familiar with Xena.
I know about 90% of you have absolutely no idea what The Lost World is, but um, for the few of you who do, guess what I spent my weekend polishing up? I was inspired by a Teyla version of the Xena opening credits, and decided to create...Marguerite: Warrior Princess. Just for laughs. ;P

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* 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.

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

Eerie, whimsical, 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:


Not happy. *frowns* )


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?!


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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I'm calm. I'm calm. Serene as a still lake- NO, HOLY CRAP, I'M FREAKING THE FRAK OUT. ZOMG, THE SQUEE!

My lovely, beautiful, wonderful MARY!
In a SKIRT! Why oh WHY is that FRAKKING TABLE blocking my view of the Legs of Impossible Awesome?! Those legs break at least a dozen laws of nature, I swear, and I AM DENIED. *contorts in dismay*
But still. Just seeing her gorgeous smile makes me happy. I'll take my blessings where I can. :D I'm not completely ungrateful.

I've been wriggling with anticipation ever since I heard about her guest-star stint on The Closer [finally, a show I like! I nearly stabbed my eyes out when I watched her Grey's Anatomy episodes] and now I've found out the ep airs on the 22nd! Less than a week away!

Spoiler-y Mary info )



Either you need like, a black belt in yoga to achieve it or I'm just the biggest unco klutz in the world.
I'm leaning towards the latter theory. Speaking of leaning? Best not to try rearranging your limbs like this on the swivelly office chair. I found that out the hard way. *facepalm* Just missed bashing my head on a nasty sharp edge- OMG, imagine if I lost my memory! Who would I be? If you take the fangirl out of me, I'm...I'm...nothing. *horror*


Hilarious interview of hilarity. [love to luisa_f for the link]

I love Robin Tunney SO much. :D She just kill me with teh funny.

Giggleworthy moments )

How can you not fangirl her?! SERIOUSLY. <3333333


I've been ruminating about the season 2 Mentalist Lisbon-centric spoilers. After venting, A LOT, I've come to the conclusion that it's not necessarily gonna go all FUBAR. There's a fraction of a chance that the writers might not screw this up. I'm thinking one way they can redeem themselves with this plotline- and I doubt they'd go this route, but it's one way I'd accept- is if:

My speculation )



BWAHAHAAA. *wipes away tears*
Can- can someone make a parody of this trailer, starring Jane? Like, where she says he's super fast, we can see Jane trotting along and then tiring and slowing down, waving Cho and Rigsby to go on and catch the super, Jane pouring tea? And- no, I'll stop before I dig this hole any deeper. I blame mere_dil for putting the idea into my head, what with the whole 'Oh, imagine Jane- 'do I dazzle you'?!' *dies laughing* WITH HIS SHINY BRILLIANT WHITE TEETH, OH YES.
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Jello fanvid

Title: When I See You Smile
Artist: Bic Runga
Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Jane/Lisbon

I can't believe how productive I've been! A fic last weekend, now a vid? Well, more of a vidlet, it's less than 2 minutes, very short and sweet. ^_^
Troubling visual metaphor alert.

This scene is made of cute but the sight of a smiley face superimposed over Jane's face [topped by a RED hat, no less] creeps me out, since I just read a dark!fic in which it turns out that Jane's Red John and he proceeds to rape and kill Lisbon. Yikes! Nightmare-inducing, much? *shudders* Gah.

Speaking of suspecting beloved team members, I blame darkeyedwolf for the fact that this expression on Van Pelt has me twitching uncomfortably, all RED JOHN ALERT. She's so sweet and innocent, but damn if her creepy smirk doesn't have me considering the Grace=Red John theory. Taking paranoia too far? Perhaps. But it's compelling stuff. :P 
Okay, what is the deal with these cast photos? I call it FALSE ADVERTISING.

Lisbon and Emily never wear skirts during the show! Okay, there was that ONE time when Rossi first appeared and Emily dressed up to look her best and impress this FBI legend, lol, but other than that, never. *pouts*

I know, I know, it would impede Lisbon's ability to tackle and bring down suspects twice her size, but that consideration doesn't seem to bother Van Pelt. :P Not since Mary McDonnell have I so obsessed over a pair of legs. *sighs* Oh, second season stylists, grace us with a Lisbon-skirt episode?
I know a lot of people can't stand, with good reason. There are gems, but it's hard wading through all the mind-numbing, soul-crushing piles of utter crap. To save you the trouble, here are some of my favorites.

Mentalist fic recs )

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*bounces* I never got the point of these 'chat' things, I always thought LJ was sufficient for any conversations I wanted to have, but there I was, innocently checking my emails when a pop-up message from odakota_rose appears! Couple hours later, I am entirely convinced of the value, nay, the necessity of this IM feature. *nodnod* ^_^


Exams...oh, joy.

God forbid you should do anything tedious. )

Compelled by luxuria_oceanus
01. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper in their livejournal. [Wow, demanding, much?!]
02. Explain in five sentences/points why you're using that wallpaper.

Not so much a wallpaper, me with my severe lack of artistic talent copy/pasting in paint. Yeah.

My reasons. And bonus hotness. :D )


Mentalist- Season 2 speculation

What might happen to Lisbon? )



Your result:

David Eddings (b. 1931)


*squees* Wonderful quiz! Even if it does call me low-brow, violent and cynical...*snorts* )

Take Which fantasy writer are you? at HelloQuizzy


He's one of my favorite authors! I know, I know, people call his books shallow and cliched, but I enjoy them and re-read them all the time! I don't give a damn the characters follow standard fantasy stereotypes, they are amazing and I love them so. *dances* This quiz is magic, how does it come up with such a perfect answer?



SHAKE IT! By Metro Station. I actually love the song more than the video, I've been blasting it at home while I'm doing embarrassing dance moves all around the house. [Mother busted me rocking out while doing the dishes...*facepalm*] Out of loyalty to my ship, I post the fandom-relevant vid, but if you want to check out the original music video, tis here.

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Title: The Strangest of Inventions
Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Jane/Lisbon
Rating: PG
Genre: Angst, friendship
Spoilers: specific references to Bloodshot, Carnelian, Inc. and Red John’s Footsteps
Summary: future!fic. A late night conversation takes a surprising turn to cover some sensitive, emotional ground. Jello undertones, because I love UST.
Warning: I wrote this over the long weekend. Yes, that merits a warning, it's not uber-polished, but with exams [starting in an hour! *flails*], this is the best I can do.
Disclaimer: I don’t own The Mentalist or its wonderful characters.

A/N: First Mentalist fic, so judge tenderly of me, please. I’d like to encourage low expectations so I can exceed them. ;P Also, I have no practical knowledge of hospitals or medicine in general, if anything seems odd, just go with it, ’mmkay? Thanks. :D


The Strangest of Inventions )
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Guys! God, that three day weekend was torture, I hate being away from LJ, it's my home, damn it, and I missed you all so much. *glomps everyone*

Btw? If you're feeling ignored lately, it's not you, it's me. I'm smack bang in the middle of exam period hell, plus we're getting ready to move out of rental limbo into the first home we've owned in my nearly-21 years of life. Hectic would be an understatement. But be prepared to be spammed with my love once it's settled down, 'k?


So, I only caught like, ten minutes of Sanctuary, but OMG! *spazzes out* Amanda! Brunette! British accent! GUH! I am totally excited.

Random shallow thoughts )


Much love and eternal gratitude to muzzy_olorea for directing me to the pretties. *squishes* I googled in vain, and would’ve never come across this shrine to Robin Tunney and Simon Baker without assistance, so *mwah* ^_^

After endless squee, I collected a few of my favorites for a mini Robin!picspam. [luxuria_oceanus, my fellow gawker of beautiful women, you should appreciate this on that advanced, sophisticated mental level we operate on...*g*] It's...probably not work-friendly. I don't know, it's fairly tame but I probably would make sure your boss isn't lurking behind you anywhere.


Um…so it took me a moment to realize she was probably pointing at the trophy. *coughs* My gaze followed her finger to a totally different destination… :P

Can I just say- HOT DAMN!  )

I’m so used to seeing her as the sensible, practical Lisbon that my eyes about dropped out of my head to see the sexy, sultry side of her. *fans self* My brain's pretty much mush right now. Don't expect anything intelligent out of me for a while. [Do you ever?]



OMG! I never realized this before but- are Lisbon and Jane actually HOLDING HANDS when they make a break for the car as it’s raining?!

Revenge is for fools and madmen )


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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*


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 )


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...


*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 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*


Vidspam- the funniest scene in Stardust:

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I AM SAD. :[
You guys know how I crave crackalicious cracky goodness like a drug, right?
[TLW- case in point]

I heard about this supposed Snow White remake with Natalie Portman as a reincarnation of Snow White and seven NINJAS, instead of dwarves, sent to protect her from her Evil Stepmother's schemes.
How insanely awesome sounding is this?
Snow White and NINJAS, yo. Kung fu + fairytale = *insanely bouncy glee*

But whether or not the movie is real, rather than the figment of some lunatic's imagination, Natalie Portman apparently turned down the role. *woes* I love Natalie Portman, she adds class to her projects. [I don't care how badly Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium was savaged by critics, I'm buying it on dvd, shut up] 


Question: What do Teresa Lisbon and Elizabeth Weir have in common?
[Apart from devastatingly handsome male colleagues- with *g* enviable high fashion hairstyles- who charm them into approving all sorts of insane plans?]

The Answer. [*facepalm* I have wayyy too much time on my hands...] )

Bonus pic of Torri:

Sedge wearing a Wraith wig! Hee! )



Meme! snurched from kat_rowe:

"Name your 15 absolute favorite couples [het/slash/canon/fanon] and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms."

'k, some of these I haven't dabbled in for ages but I've absolutely loved all of them at one stage or another, whether for a brief duration or with a never-ending, undying passion.

1. Marguerite Krux/Lord John Roxton [The Lost World]
2. Patrick Jane/Agent Teresa Lisbon [The Mentalist]
3. Prince Arthur Pendragon/Lady Morgana Le Fay [Merlin]
4. Admiral Bill Adama/President Laura Roslin [Battlestar Galactica]
5. Dr Daniel Jackson/Vala Mal Doran [Stargate: SG-1]
6.  Dr Elizabeth Weir/Lt Col John Sheppard [Stargate: Atlantis]
7. Agent Emily Prentiss/Agent Aaron Hotchner [Criminal Minds]
8. Agent Fox Mulder/Agent Dana Scully [X-files]
9. Dr Gillian Foster/Dr Cal Lightman [Lie to Me]
10. Dr Gregory House/Dr Lisa Cuddy [House]
11. Jarod/Miss Parker [The Pretender]
12. Agent John Doggett/Agent Monica Reyes [X-files]
13. Agent Kate Daniels/Curran aka his Furry Arrogance- bwahaha. *gigglefit* Um. Yes, anyway... [the Kate Daniels novels]
14. Captain Kathryn Janeway/Commander Chakotay [Star Trek: Voyager]
15. Nathan Ford /Sophie Devereaux [Leverage]

*side note: word’s auto-correct suggests that Sophie’s last name ought to be spelt…’defraud’. Lmao*



Katy Perry- Hot 'n Cold

This makes me giggle so much. ^_^ If ever a couple gave off mixed signals [what with the kissing in other people's bodies and random 'accidental' groping and then marrying other guys], 'twould be these two.
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@ odakota_rose- dude, my dreams are getting more exotic. Last time, we were going on a road trip, this time, I dreamt that you and I were on holiday in Fiji together!

*my subconscious amuses me* )


The parents are such bores. My father and I were sitting in the car outside Safeway waiting for mother to get some groceries when suddenly we see these two kids bolt out of the store, frantically racing along with a loaded trolley.

'Where are they going in such a hurry?' he wonders. 'Maybe they stole it,' I suggest. JOKINGLY, mind you, but the next second, this check out chick marches out in search of the thieves.

They've ducked around a car, out of sight, and she manages to walk down the length of the car park, looking left and right EXCEPT FOR WHEN SHE PASSED THE CAR THEY WERE CONCEALED BEHIND. *headdesk* It was quite hilarious. You'll note neither my father nor I involved ourselves in the proceedings- he was muttering dark prophecies of these troublesome teens bashing someone over the head, so you know...a policy of non-intereference, not just practiced by the Ancients!

Then another guy comes out to join the search and he pinpoints their location with impressive accuracy. The funny thing is that they've gotten into the car and crouched down at the back, obviously hoping to remain unseen, but he just stands there, pointing and ranting at them til they sheepishly get out of the car. BWAHAHA. I really wanted to stay and see how things played out, watch them get chewed out, see if the cops were called, but mother returned and then we were off. No curiosity whatsoever, those two, hmph.


Someone mentioned the similarities between Roswell and Twilight a while back and it's amused me because I can see a superficial resemblance.

Roswell/Twilight comparison )


The Mentalist finale- episode 23.
[caps by nicktess at open_distance]

After eleventy million glee!explosions, I finally calmed down and got some coherent thinking done. :D

Red John's Footsteps: mini-picspam )

'tis so cool to see Kate Vernon aka insane!slutty!Ellen Tigh from BSG...I hated her character for so long but that one episode of calm!rational!Ellen in No Exit made me love her. THAT Ellen is my personal canon, 'k? Not the irritating, manipulative, slutty, jealous harpy.



Tagged by odakota_rose

1) Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2) Put it on shuffle
3) Press play
4) For every question, type the song that's playing
5) When you go to a new question, press the next button
6) Don't lie
7) Tag five friends.

*my songs* )



Jessica Pollard at the Schools Spectacular. Wrote the song herself [talent!] and gives an absolutely beautiful performance.

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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.


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's the guys who are soaking wet! Lol.


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?!


The Cast of Gossip Girl  )

[ 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...


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

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*


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...

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"...'



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