Gawker

Feb. 8th, 2011 08:44 pm
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I hate the new Gawker layout. I checked Jezebel and io9 daily and like to drop in at Lifehacker from time to time and now they're all off my list. Maybe I'll get used to it, but right now it is the opposite of what I dropped by those sites to do - skim.

Also, it is *freezing*. -1 F.

Almost forgot! New vid. Battlestar Galactica, Wretches and Kings by jarrow.
http://jarrow272.inverteddungeon.com/videos.html

It's a blood pumping look at the laboring classes and disparities in BSG. The visual hook is a radio and the music begins with a voice over that seems to be broadcast to the fleet. It's a hip hop/consciousness raising beat.

I stopped watching BSG in the 3rd season and don't regret it and I doubt I'll ever watch the end. But there was some amazing stuff among the dross and vids are a great way of getting to that. So go see the gold Jarrow found.

Vids

Feb. 2nd, 2011 03:23 pm
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Aren't there any vids focusing on Dumbledore? Are people waiting until after DHII? I'd love to see an exploration of his story.

Snow Day!

Feb. 2nd, 2011 02:29 pm
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I should be doing classwork. Instead, I'm cooking, lying in bed with the dogs, and watching movies. Occasionally I dig out a path for them to go out. Life is good. Even if it means that tomorrow will be awful. Mmmm, procrastination.
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Scott Pilgrim vs The World movie. I was bored. I tuned in and out but sexism appears to be well-represented too. I loved Kieran Culkin and his parade of lovers though. If you haven't seen him in Kings (available on Hulu), he's good there too.

Skins

Jan. 15th, 2011 05:26 pm
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Brit tv show about teenagers. I watched a most of the first season and part of the second. I want to hit most of them and it seems to be written by thirty somethings imagining themselves as twenty-somethings. Pass.

Inception

Jan. 15th, 2011 08:50 am
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Two recs for Inception fic:

The Delphini Trials by atomicskull http://atomicskull.livejournal.com/24766.html#cutid1
Moment of Inertia by knowmydark http://knowmydark.livejournal.com/40371.html#cutid1

Both are about the end of the team in their own way. The first is how dreamsharing goes public and how that affects the team and is told through Philippa's eyes. The second is the government finally cracking down without the public exposure. Both are dark and will probably leave you feeling like you've been gut-punched. But, as much as I love the fluffy fics, badly is the only way it can end for them.

They're not bad people, but they do terrible things to others and the inevitable karmic and practical consequences of what they do as though it were just another job catch up to them. It's inevitable and maybe even just, but it's still tragic. The people they love are just as hurt by loss and suffering of the team as the people who loved their victims. Great stories.

Vid recs

Jan. 9th, 2011 10:50 pm
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HP Unforgivable by Keely http://keewick.livejournal.com/260924.html
It's a slow start, but give it a minute and let yourself be pulled in. I tend to be impatient and want an immediate musical high like Fever or something by the Black Eyed Peas. But the build is completely worth it. It's the brutality of the world, casual and passed back and forth from one person to another. It's Luna and her ability to be open and loving even so.


HP Death Eaters are on the Road to Awe by JMor27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcSYWG2TZi0
It's on youtube but I couldn't find an LJ or DW page to comment on. It's an amazing casting of the young DE's and the Black sisters and just stuns you with the stupidity and vicious hate that led them down a hole they can't get out of and the helpless, fear, and regret that is ruining their lives forever after. Again, give yourself a little time to get into it. It pays off.
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So avoiding paper due tomorrow morning at 8am.

Inception fic http://canyousayhot.livejournal.com Crash, Crash, Burn
I don't think Arthur is that buttoned up, but it's a perfect portrait of how the beginning of a relationship develops when one party is so clear in his want and the other is hiding behind competence. Beautiful incorporation of pics of Tom Hardy too.
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I've watched nearly two seasons of The Tudors, read a lot of fanfic, and done almost nothing else since Friday morning. I know I should be a responsible adult, but the alternative is so much more satisfying.

Note to self - leave feedback on vids and post the recs.
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So they didn't offer me the assistantship that they'd been dangling in front of me for three weeks. I'd told them how much I needed to know so that I could make other arrangements if it didn't work out. Dec 6th and I'm finding this out.

Academia sucks.
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Experiencing an HP resurgence and a renewed interest in vids, I've been listening/watching

http://www.youtube.com/user/MissRJLupin#p/u/12/ovZzYW3VbGs

repeatedly. It's James/Lily and Remus/Sirius in their late teens early twenties using shots from other films the actors have done (recasting James/Lily) and it's just as bitter and sweet as their story calls for.

DareDevil

Mar. 9th, 2010 09:28 pm
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Ok, 20 minutes in. This is a bad movie. Boring and heavy-handed. Was there a time when Ben Affleck could act? Will it happen again during this film?
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So light- years after everyone else, I've seen CoE. Was the point of the entire Torchwood series to make me think Jack Harkness was the worst thing to plague humanity since the Black Death? If so, bravo. I am so glad that I never spent money on Torchwood - dvd's or BBC America etc - and I promise I never will. I feel the need for a shower now and more sympathy for Gwen than I ever would have thought. She had to work with this for two years and act like it wasn't total insanity. I take back everything I ever thought about you whining, Gwen. My deepest apologies.

Rejection

Mar. 1st, 2010 05:44 pm
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I understand the need for rejection letters. Truly, I do, and I appreciate the effort people go to in order to soften the blow. But an email and a mailed letter? Really? You don't have to hit me twice.

Gossip

Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:31 am
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I've become addicted to sleazy celeb gossip websites. Who knew that Jezebel.com was a gateway drug? I blame the Sherlock Holmes kink meme. If fills were coming in faster or the delicious page was being updated I wouldn't have the brainspace for this.
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Simpsons special totally disappointing. Why focus on Krusty? The best had better be yet to come.
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Saw it again today and it was even better. I could pay more attention to the details and Watson was much more attention-worthy than I originally realized. Drinking less resolution has at least stalled instead of deteriorating.

New Year's

Jan. 5th, 2010 05:53 pm
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Well, the resolution to drink less lasted a day.
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Kink meme and big bang already

http://sherlockkink.livejournal.com/

http://community.livejournal.com/holmes_big_bang/

I say already, but I was impatient for these on the day the movie came out. :)

Yuletide

Jan. 1st, 2010 10:59 pm
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I need to post about commenting (nothing that everyone hasn't said before), but there is some great Discworld Vetinari/Drumknott fic that I would never have imagined.

ETA Apparently, none of them are Yuletide. Where did I see those?

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