18/30

Jun. 29th, 2010 11:24 am
snowystingray: (royal pains - divya)
Argh, I'm getting to the point where it's like you mean I STILL have to post one photo EVERY DAY? What do you think I am, a crazy workaholic photoposting machine?? ...I can't believe I don't even have the drive to finish out a 30-day-meme without whining about it. Siiiigh. ANYWAY, WE SOLDIER ON.

Photo meme, day eighteen )

Would you like some fic recs? Yes, of course you would!

[livejournal.com profile] netgirl_y2k's The Care and Feeding of Tiny Humans (and slightly larger Time Lords), Amelia & Eleven adventures.

[livejournal.com profile] glassbomb's All Secrets Sleep in Winter Clothes (These Moments Were Not Important, Not Very), downtime scenes from Amy/Rory/Eleven Team Tardis.

15/30

Jun. 26th, 2010 09:22 pm
snowystingray: (eleven/amy - like a stubborn youth)
Okay, photo meme before I forget, and then off to watch EEE WHO FINALE EEEEEEEEEEE.

Day fifteen )
snowystingray: (martha - doctor jones if you're nasty)
Dear Doctor Who S3 finale... Do I really need to cut for spoilers for this at this point? Ah well, I'll do so anyway. )

ETA: And obligatory Eleven tack-on -- this amuses me far too much.
snowystingray: (amy - sunflowers)
Sorry I haven't gotten around to replying to all of the posts/comments I've meant to! Hopefully I'll catch back up by tomorrow; but last night I went to a "fun trivia night" that turned out to be one of the most dull and drawn out evenings of my entire life ever (HYPERBOLE, YES, BUT STILL), and now tonight my sister has guilt-tripped me into checking out a karaoke bar with her and I probably should have left already, WHOOPS, but I'm trying to clear through at least one layer of internet duties before I leave. (Does it even need stating that internet >>>> social life?) I am spending the night up there (because, right, it makes perfect sense to make a hundred-mile round-trip drive for karaoke -- oh, sister of mine, I hope you are glad that I love you!) so I think I'm going to counter-guilt-trip her into watching some Who while I'm there so I can stay on top of my rewatch in time for Friday (IT'S ALREADY WEDNESDAY, HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??).

Okay, photo meme, day twelve )

And then this Doctor Who vid rec got buried in the comments of an earlier post, so I'm giving it the place of prominence it deserves: Spoilers through 5.12 )
snowystingray: (your friendly neighborhood vigilante)
Photo meme, day eleven )

So, hey, do yourself a favor and go read [livejournal.com profile] th_esaurus's three-sided, the Amy/Eleven/TARDIS fic you always wanted but were too afraid to ask for.
snowystingray: (the snuggie of latin america)
I should be asleep, like, yesterday (literally yesterday because it's now in the wee hours of tomorrow! Err, today, that is), but I just have certain feeeeeeelings that need to be aired, predominantly of the Doctor Who variety.

(But first, quick plug -- super awesome Legend of the Seeker Kahlan & Cara post! Oh how I miss them already! Okay, now back to Who!)

SO, RIGHT, WHAAAAAAAT. I know I mentioned before that I was trying to content myself with the BBC America airing schedule in being three weeks behind with new episodes, but after "Cold Blood" I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT ANY MORE. I GAVE IN, COLLAPSED LIKE A CHEAP RAINBOW-STRIPED NYLON CIRCUS TENT AFTER SOMEBODY HAS DROPPED A FIFTY THOUSAND POUND MARSHMALLOW ON TOP OF IT. GUYYYYYS WHAT ON EARTH, I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE IT, HOW IS THERE ONLY ONE EPISODE LEFT??

Here lies spoilery talk for series five thus far )
snowystingray: (star trek)
Is it weird that I keep having anxiety-riddled dreams about classes and exams when I haven't been in school for over a year? (Answer: YES. Brain of mine, what is wrong with you.)

Day 3 )

1/30

Jun. 12th, 2010 11:38 am
snowystingray: (marian)
I've resisted the temptation to start any of those 30 Day memes because I know I lack the resolve and attention span to follow them through, but I'm going to attempt the post-a-picture-for-30-days one because this might possibly be the only way I will ever get around to posting the rest of my travel pictures. It's daunting to sort through 3,000 pictures in one go, but splitting it up to one photo a day should be more manageable, right? So! Let's see how this goes.

Day One )
snowystingray: (star trek)
I was going to ask whether anybody had unwanted specially marked boxes of Kellogg's cereal with codes for Toy Story 3 merch that they didn't plan to redeem, when... wow. I experienced one of those moments of total clarity: this is what my life is. Begging free cereal prizes of the internet.

WHAT HAVE I BECOOOOOOOOOME.

(Seriously, though, if you aren't going to use your codes -- I totally will. I can only eat so much Frosted Miniwheats between now and the end of the month!)

Oh, Royal Pains -- you seduced me with the best-of marathon of S1, you seduced me with a kickass season opener, and now you're back to mediocre again this week. Why do you do these things to meeeee.

Okay, I just had yet another moment of clarity re: writing horrible things and then thinking, "Oh god, did I really write that, what sort of person am I D:" only it was SO HORRIBLE that I've just deleted it completely. Seriously. I need to reassess my life. I'm doing a lot of self-discovery in this post, but... it's all of the bad.

Further embarrassments (intentional ones, though): I was planning to do an Awkward Childhood Celebrity and/or Fictional Character Crushes picspam/discussion post (still kind of am! SO PREPARE YOURSELVES), but I am just getting totally completely hung up on Janeway/Chakotay. I KNOW, RIGHT, HOW DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN. It started with me, as usual, reflecting back on my huge crush on Chakotay and how totally hilarious/weird/no seriously what, 10-year-old-me, WHAT it all was -- but somehow it morphed into me going through screencaps, fixating on Janeway/Chakotay body language, basking in my insane love of Kate Mulgrew, and basically just reliving my prepubescent Star Trek ~romances~ again. Aside from the odd episode here and there, I haven't watched anything in ages and don't remember much of the show except that THEY ARE LOVELY AND BEAUTIFUL AND BADASS AND AMAZING AND SHOULD BE TOGETHER FOREVER. So, yeah, I love how this began as me going "lol whut WHY" and ended with me going "HOW COULD ANYONE LAUGH AT THEIR PERFECT LOVE, CHATE IS FATE, ETC."

PICSPAM FOR THE DOUBTERS. General Voyager spoilers, even though, again, I remember basically nothing of this show. )
snowystingray: (flash gordon - cosmic love)
Despite the fact that my life would basically be over if I somehow tragically lost everything on my computer, I'm only just now backing stuff up on my external harddrive for the first time since... err... Christmas. And some folders have been neglected even longer than that WHAT DON'T JUDGE ME -- and, awww, so much fandom nostalgia! My Legend of the Seeker folder didn't even exist back then! And my Lost folder just doubled in size! Look at all this highly fabulous stuff that is now a part of my life! Highlights version:

Cut for a lot of rather large pictures, and maybe spoilers for things that have happened in TV world for the past six months (or earlier because I'm usually really slow at saving promos/stills/etc.) )

Wow, what a productive evening this has been... off to round it off with some Star Trek novels/cartoons.
snowystingray: (star trek)
I was going to settle in this evening to finally rewatch "The End" in its entirety and see if I am capable of giving it a (relatively) objective viewing 2+ weeks out. Hmmm... guess what? NO, I AM NOT. Less than thirty minutes in and I was openly bawling, so... yeah. Not precisely what I intended to do! My mission will have to wait for another day, I suppose. (Really, though, let's be honest here. Am I ever going to be able to be "objective" about this show/episode? Probably not. And would I really want to be, anyway? Isn't the whole point of my relationship with Lost about my subjective viewership of the show, and how it personally affected me over the past six years? I'll be honest, haters fuel my insecurities, and since the finale aired I've kind of wondered... "Geez, okay, I didn't think it was the most perfect thing ever and there are some things I wish had turned out differently, but I didn't think it was that bad? Could it really have ruined the entire show? Is it a 100% cop-out? Did Darlton flat-out dupe and betray us?" Because, I mean, I kind of had all of those thoughts to a varying degree during my first viewing, but only in a halfway deal where I thought, "Okay, I'm not sure if this is what they should have done necessarily, but I understand what they're doing and love them for the overall effort." And I don't mean that in a condescending "A for effort!" way, either -- like, I do sincerely find it to be the bomb diggidiest of programs.)

UGH SO MANY FANDOM ISSUES THAT I WILL NEVER WORK OUT. In conclusion: haters make me sad. :( Not because I don't think that people have a right to dislike the show -- they totally, totally do! -- but just because it's sad to me that people seemingly had an entire six-year show ruined for them because of one episode. (ETA: Actually, that is basically what happened to me when I finally watched the Voyager finale like six years after it aired. But me and my awkward prepubescent nerd crushes will be saved for another post!) Well, I guess a lot of people dislike S6 as a whole; I haven't really rewatched enough of it to properly judge the overall flow/impact of this season, and there were certainly bits that could have been more cleverly/elegantly executed, or bits of brilliance that could have been allowed longer development (LOST, I WILL NEVER BE RECONCILED TO YOUR INSANELY HIGH BODY COUNT)... but... whatever. This post is going nowhere. Mainly I just want to 1) whine about my FEELINGS and then 2) counter that by revealing myself to be the most insensitive person ever because these two gifs bring me so much joy: S6 spoilers )

In an attempt to assuage my TV paaaain, I finally (finally! finally!!) started watching Sarah Connor Chronicles. So far I like it! I feel bad that I didn't make time to watch it when it was actually airing -- I'm only three episodes into it and yet there have already been so many guest stars that made me sit up and go, "Whaaaat!!?! I LOVE HIM/HER SFM!!" (and it's a given that I already have insane love for Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker, right? Right. Even if I do have to keep reminding myself that THOMAS DEKKER IS IN FACT OLDER THAN ME so why do I feel like a creeper?). I'm like six deep on the waiting list for the rest of the library DVDs, though, so. :/ We'll see how long it takes me to watch all of it. (That's good, though, yes? That people are actually watching it? Oh, and did I mention that my library system has ALL OF THE ROBIN HOOD DVDS, and that they are routinely checked out? I'm torn between wanting to stalk these people and say OH MY GOD, LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH I WANT TO BE MARIAN'S BFF AND BRAID HER HAIR, or wanting to stalk them and say OH HONEY NO, SAVE YOURSELF NOW, JUST PUT IT BACK AND CHECK OUT THE ONE WITH CARTOON FOXES.) It isn't the most, err... artfully put together show ever (although reviews seem to say that the first three eps are the clunkiest?); and I was also surprised to see that the music is Bear McCreary because, wow, even though I didn't follow BSG all the way to the end I always loved his work on there, and yet my first thought on finishing the SCC pilot was, "Okay, so how much did the music suck? *credits roll* BEAR MCCREARY, THAT WAS YOU? THE HELL??"; and I'm still trying to reconcile myself to the voiceovers. BUT. ON THE WHOLE. I am liking it! Related: quite interesting round-table on TV writers' rooms (related because it includes Zack Stentz; but mostly WHAT UP JAVI. Ugh, speaking of UNFORTUNATELY CANCELED BRILLIANCE, I was just watching "The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome" the other day and why why whhhhyyyy did you leave me??! Also, um, Brendan Hines on SCC? A+++)

I've still got a sizable chunk of Sons of Anarchy to catch up on, but I'll be honest -- I keep pushing it off intentionally! I'm so nervous! Because, yeah, I'm only watching for THESE HOT BITCHES ) ...and I don't know what I'll do when something horrible inevitably happens to drive them apart.

Do I ever have anything non-TV to post about? Hmm, probably not.
snowystingray: (lost)
UGGGHHHH IT IS A MILLION AND THREE DEGREES HERE RIGHT NOW. AND IT'S ONLY JUUUUUUNE WHHHHYYYYY. But you know, I made a pact with myself not to complain about heat because I know as soon as it's gone I just spend my time complaining about the cold, so... yeah. What I meant to say was -- WOOHOO IT'S A MILLION AND THREE DEGREES, PARTY TIME, EXCELLENT.

I have been taking advantage of the weather, at least. On Friday, we went to Ichetucknee for the first time in many many many years, and yet it totally lived up to all of my awesome childhood memories. Unfortunately, I didn't really take any pictures on account of having a camera that is totally incompatible with floating down a river, but thankfully flickr search is here to assist me in capturing some teensy amount of the gorgeousness (1: I think this photo gets across the "Jurassic Park River Adventure" feel, with the towering trees and winding waterways and DINOSAURS. Okay, just kidding, there weren't any dinos. BUT IT LOOKED LIKE THERE COULD HAVE BEEN. And 2: this one for showing how it changes with the rain, with the INSANE greens and the mist/haze everywhere [because, yes, we did get rained on! It rained sporadically on the drive over but cleared up before we got in the river... but about halfway down, it started up again. It was just a shower, not a thunderstorm, so it wasn't any fear-for-your-life stuff -- but just totally cool, because we could hear the rain around a bend before we could see it, and then once we could see it, it was just a distant disturbance of dots and ripples on the surface that slowly swept its way over to us and UGH, NATURE, YOU ARE THE COOLEST EVER]). (My Locke icon feels so appropriate here, too. LOOK GUYS I'M GOING TO START CRYING OVER LOST AGAIN JUST FROM A TINY SQUARE OF PIXELS. FML.)

While trying to finish up my embroidery project from OCTOBER, I finally decided to watch my Psych DVDs that I got in DECEMBER (HI, SO BEHIND ON LIFE) and, gosh, Andy Berman is so totally the love of my life. I... just... the deleted scenes for "Murder? ...Anyone? ...Anyone? ...Bueller?" are like thirty minutes long, hahaha SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY, MY FAVORITE PSYCH WRITER. And in other USA network news, I seriously dug the Royal Pains S2 opener! I think I talked the show down too much in my 2009 TV recap, because right after I wrote that up I went and watched some of the S1 marathon and was like... hey, what, this is actually kind of... good? I think it might be because the three episodes I watched ended up being the three episodes I listed as favorites, coincidentally enough, but still! And then, YES, there was just so much YES YES YES YES all over the premier. In conclusion: YES!! In a different conclusion: EVAN/DIVYA.

Bleargh, okay, I should be writing an essay right now (yes, the one I mentioned three days ago AND STILL HAVEN'T FINISHED. OR IN FACT REALLY EVEN STARTED, BECAUSE EVERYTHING I HAVE WRITTEN IS GARBAGE AND I THINK I'M REDOING IT ALLLLL).

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