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My new shirt just came out of the wash with a stain on it! AND I CAN'T GET IT TO COME OUT. UGGGHHHH. Sorry, but this is the exact opposite of how it's supposed to work, clothes should be cleaner AFTER visiting the washing machine, argh argh argh. Look, I know it's just a $6 t-shirt from the Gap but I LIKE IT AND IT'S THE PERFECT COLOR I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR MY WHOLE LIFE, AND NOW THAT THEY CLOSED THE GAP AT MY MALL THE NEAREST ONE IS LIKE 40M AWAY AND I DON'T WANT TO DRIVE THAT FAR TO GET A NEW ONE. PLUS IT PROBABLY ISN'T $6 ANY MORE BECAUSE IT WAS A SALE.

:( :( :(

Rewatching Mad Men S3 in preparation for Sunday! Okay, okay, I know I said I would avoid fandom talk for this season -- and I have! No discussion threads for me! But that doesn't mean I can't post about it, right...? Anyway, it's the same thing I always do -- the show goes off and I get annoyed at the culture surrounding it and then start to think that I hate the show, too, and it's an overrated piece of media out to RUIN MY LIFE -- and then I watch it again and remember that, right, it's gorgeous and amazing. And quippy! Hahaha, I forgot how much I loved cranky bitchtastic early S3 Don, before I went back to wanting to cook him in coconut breading and feed him to the monkeys.

Don confronts Sally about his broken suitcase
Don: Figure out how much it is to get it repaired, and it'll come out of your allowance.
Sally: I don't get an allowance.
Don: Then don't break things!

And also:

Ken: [admiring his new watch] What time is it? What time isn't it?

Anyway, I'm halfway through "The Fog," and haven't yet started to fret about how much I hate everybody (except Paul. Fuck that guy).

Further chronicles of how much I need to do something with my hair: I was outside with my dogs the other afternoon, and when I came into the house for a drink I thought I heard something moving around the kitchen. There was this weird rustling noise, and as I walked around to investigate I realized that the noise was coming from behind me, and only happened every time I moved my head. Hmmm...! So, yeah, I had an eight-inch twig with like five leaves attached to it STUCK IN THE BACK OF MY HAIR and I didn't even feel or notice it. Who knows what else is going on back there??

It's weird to think of Comic-Con going on without Lost this year. I'm suddenly completely uninvested!

Okay, time for that fabric store run that I have been putting off all week...
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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.
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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.
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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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UGH WHY AM I EVEN POSTING. I JUST FELT THE NEED TO SAY THAT I AM SO FUCKING DEPRESSED AND CANNOT STOP CRYING AND, SOMEHOW, I WANTED YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT.

Somebody please stop me before I listen to this on loop for the 100th time over the past week:



Back to back with this, that is. WHAT THE HELL, LIFE, WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO DUMP ALL OF THIS ON ME IN ONE WEEKEND?

I really actually loved every single finale, too (even the Seeker one, which I thought was overall kind of weak in terms of awesome-twisty-build-up/light-pay-off, but UGH I JUST LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH, I DON'T EVEN CARE) but I just can't even deal. WITH ALL THESE FEEEEEELINGS.

HOW IN THE HELL IS THIS ALL ONLY OVER TV. "ONLY" TV, HAHA, RIIIIIGHT. UGH WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.

(And now because I'm just that sort of person, I'm bringing up all of my interconnected woe with other finales and ROBIN HOOD and BUFFY and STAR TREK and and and whhhyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Basically I'm just going to be crying for the rest of my life.)

ETA: SERIOUSLY, HOW MUCH DO I HATE MYSELF? I'M REWATCHING THE A2A S1 FINALE. APPARENTLY THE ONLY LIFE CHOICE I CAN MAKE RIGHT NOW IS TO WALLOW IN PAIN.
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With the series finales of Ashes to Ashes, Legend of the Seeker, and Lost all coming back-to-back this weekend, I feel like I just want to do a megapost for all three because my feelings about them are all starting to merge into one another, and, ugh, SO MANY EMOTIONS. But for the moment, I will just start with my NUMBER ONE TV LOVER and work out a few scattered thoughts on the Lost finale...

The End )
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The only thing I have to say about tonight's Lost is the same thing I have to say every time a certain character shows up in the sideways... spoilers, obviously. )
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It's 3:30AM and I just woke up with a roach on my chest. After freaking out and jumping out of bed and turning the lights on and trying to determine whether it was real or part of a dream, I managed to flush the (very much real) bedroom invader out and kill it. But let's guess how much I want to get back in that bed right now. D:

Also, did last night's Chuck just intentionally reference the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie? Yes, I think it did. (Still, though, I think I might be breaking up with this show once this season is over -- and House, too. It's so gloomy... there's so much from both shows that I used to really cherish, and quite a bit that I enjoy even now, but. Ehhh. I don't know. Enough of it feels like a chore that I start to wonder why I bother. Well, that's probably more true for House than anything; I was really dragging my feet catching up with the past month of episodes, so I finally watched three of them over the weekend and... yeah... :/ And then I haven't watched the finale yet, but based on the reaction in my flist I pretty much have no desire to. I'm not 100% at that point with Chuck yet -- a lot of it is adorable and charming! But then a lot of it is me shaking my fists at the TV in impotent rage, so... I don't know! And yet I did buy a ton of $5 footlongs last season and now I feel weirdly responsible for it being on TV.)

LALALALA I JUST NEED TO GO BACK TO SLEEP.

I've made this week my unofficial Use Facebook Statuses to Reminisce About Lost Week, and. And. B'AWWWWW. Every time I go on YouTube to pull up clips I basically want to cry. This is giving the end of Harry Potter a run for its money (and remember the ten-gallon jugs of tears that were cried at the end of that, self? And the whole part where I had to make an emergency bathroom run for like twenty tissues at one point because I was literally starting to drown myself in my epic bawling as I lay in bed reading and crying? UUUGGGGHHHH WHY MUST ALL MY FICTION LEAVE ME IN RUIN AND PAIN. Hopefully at least it is satisfying and rewarding ruin, anyway).

Are any of you doing anything for the finale? I need some food ideas (other than 1) stick Dharma labels on a box; or 2) hot pockets; or 3) fried chicken; or 4) I... there was something else really obvious I had already thought of, but now I've already forgotten it.) I'm sure there are going to be some strawberries and fishcuits, but other than that IDK.
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Thoughts on Lost, Across the Sea )

Completely unrelated, but oh how I wish I had the money to throw on the new Daria DVDs.

Also unrelated: I AM SO AMUSED THAT MERLIN GOT HIGHER RATINGS THAN SGU THIS WEEK. AHAHAHAAAAAHA THIS DELIGHTS ME SO, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. And of course it was for the troll episode! OF. COURSE.

My sporadic Who watching continues -- today I watched "The Shakespeare Code" (LOVE) and "Midnight" (...MIDDLING! Except for the COLIN FACTOR). That's the last of what I have on my iPod, though, so it is time to restock.
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Dear Lost,

FFFFFFFFFFFFF I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT WAS THE LAST EPISODE YOU ARE GOING TO LEAVE ME ON RIGHT BEFORE I LEAVE. WHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY DO YOU HATE ME.

Sincerely,
Me

And P.S. WHAT THE HELL, THAT PROMO, WHAAAAAAAT. I haven't been watching ANY promos this season but I was like, whatever, I need a tiny shred to live on for the next month -- and now WHAT WHAT WHHHHAAAAT WHAT WHAT -- HHHHHHWHAT?
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A thousand gestures of gratitude and affection for the warm birthday wishes and commentspam. I think the post has now reached the point where my computer goes into a brief coma while loading it, so... mission accomplished. :D

I can't believe I'm leaving on my Grand Travel Adventure tomorrow. Tomorrow! TO. MORROW. And, true to form, I still haven't packed anything because ahhhh I hate myself. Whatever. (I'm sort of on schedule, anyway; I had some sewing I wanted to finish up this morning [which I still didn't finish, WHOOPS, but hopefully I'll wrap it up tonight], and then break for lunch, and then I was going to devote a solid three hours to packing, then head out to Wal-Mart for all of the stuff I realize I still need while packing, then finish packing, then nap so that way I can stay up for Lost tonight and yet still get up at 3AM tomorrow so I can catch my flight. So! I just finished the lunch part, and I figure I've earned a brief LJ interlude.)

Also, I KNOW THIS IS EXTREMELY LAME AND WHINY OF ME, but I'm being such a big baby about all of the TV I'm going to miss. I mean, it's inevitable that I would be antsy about missing Lost, but HOLY EFF LOOK AT THESE SPOILERY PREVIEW SCENES FOR THE NEXT EPISODES OF PSYCH AND HOUSE. DAMN IT ALL. I... will... survive... but not without many sighs of frustration and disappointment.

TV I am kind of not all that upset about missing: CHUCK. WE ARE ON A SERIOUS OFF-AGAIN PHASE. Everybody is such a farcical version of themselves right now. It's really depressing. I can't even get properly excited about Casey scenes any more. Also, Chuck? You're kind of an asshole. And definitely a bad boyfriend. Like, okay, I get that that's partially the point of this arc, but I feel like the show is really at its most distasteful right now, so whether or not it is arc-reliant I am starting to lack the motivation to see it through. PLEASE RESOLVE AND REFORM BY THE TIME I RETURN, MMKAY.

TV I am thrilled I got to see before leaving: THE LATEST EPISODE OF LEGEND OF THE SEEKER. I MIGHT POSSIBLY HAVE DIED OF GLEE. Spoilers for 2.13 Princess )
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BIRTHDAY POST!!!!!

I may have finally reached that age where birthdays are to be dreaded rather than celebrated; but thankfully the internet is an ageless wonder, an anomaly of time and space, and a perfect venue for a "Things That Make Me Happy!" post! AND YOU CAN PLAY ALONG! (Seriously, please do.)

I'll stick with you baby for a thousand years, nothing's gonna touch you in these golden yeeeeeeeaaaaaars!! )

I'd like to keep this open until I leave on Wednesday, so please! Spam away! Picspams, gifs, fanvids, basically anything in the history of ever that you feel like linking to or flailing over... all expressions of joy and happiness are welcome.
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Once more I prove myself to be one of those fans -- i.e., one of the cray-crays who actually doesn't loathe Jack -- because I totally dug this episode and, uh, spoilers for 6.05 The Lighthouse )

And other TV-ness... I actually have a handful of RH-related fandom projects I'm trying to wrap up before I leave next week, but I have a confession to make.

Dear Robin Hood,
I am totally cheating on you with Legend of the Seeker. Sorry you had to find out like this.
Love (because of course I still love, but these things do happen),
Me


SEEEERIOUSLY, THOUGH, OMGOMGOMG, I WAS TOTALLY RIGHT AND THAT CLICKING MOMENT TOTALLY HAPPENED AND NOW I AM TOTALLY ABSORBED. The plot is actually interesting now! The fight scenes are EPIC AND BADASS (I mean, what, I just marvel at what their filming schedule must be like; champions, all of them)! The mythology is... still ridic, but in a fun/creepy/cool way! The bad guy finally has a personality and motivation! I finished up S1 last night, and, oh man, THE GAME-CHANGER IS ACTUALLY A GAME-CHANGER, AND NOT JUST A FAKE CLIFFY THAT LEADS TO A RESET. KJFLJS;FA;SF;ASDF;SDJKLDFAS IT PROBABLY SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THE SORT OF PROGRAMMING I'VE BEEN WATCHING AS OF LATE THAT I AM UTTERLY SHOCKED AND CHARMED AND THRILLED BY THIS. I'm only three episodes into S2, but so far the zombie season is awesome and legitimately terrifying.

I feel like I should be quite ashamed, proclaiming my love... I haven't read any of the books, but I'm given to understand that they're quite terrible; and the gender issues only start with the fact that all of the female leads have enslaving vaginas; but, gosh, there are just so many other gratifying things with the characters and the storytelling and the continuity, by god that are getting me hyped up at the moment. There is much much more to be said on this topic buuuuut first I must catch up on as much as possible before bed, omgomg.
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I AM PHYSICALLY/MENTALLY/SPIRITUALLY INCAPABLE OF GETTING ANYTHING DONE THIS EVENING. So instead I will spam you with my distractions:

-Kate/Sayid fans come out of the woodwork; BETHANY REJOICES.

-Completely random vids of amazingness )

-I have also been wasting my life making pointless gifs. This just in: JONAS ARMSTRONG MAKES THE MOST ADORABLE DOOFY FACES EVER. )

OKAY OKAY I'M SEWING NOW. I... I... I really am. (Or maybe I'm going to go watch more Ivanhoe. Hmm. I was kind of slow to warm up to it, but now that I'm a bit over halfway through I'm like OMG OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING?? [I, uh, yeah -- I basically have zero foreknowledge of this text. I didn't even know Robs was actually in it, hahaha HOW UNCULTURED AM I.] Also, ugh, I'm kind of annoyed that the DVD box TOTALLY LIED to me. It says "Runtime: 150 Minutes." So yesterday I put in the first disc over breakfast, watched about 30-40 minutes, went about my day. Before going to bed I was like, hmm, I guess I can finish out the disc -- assuming it's half of the 150 minutes, then I should have less than an hour to watch, right? And yet it went on... and on... and onnnnnn... and ONNNNNNN...! I was determined to at least finish out the disc, but I finally gave up and walked into the kitchen to find that it was 1:30AM or something ridiculous. So, yeah, IMDb says? 270 MINUTES. GO FIGURE. I started on the second disc today so I'd guess that I'm about 65% of the way through.)
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Would you look at that? I'm finally posting about Lost! (The post brought to you by the fact that I should be sewing buttonholes at the moment, but -- have you ever tried sewing buttonholes by hand? Fact: IT IS A PAAAAIN IN THE ASS; in this case, a pain in the ass x8.) Also, I just listened to/watched the new podcasts (NEW PODCASTS NEW PODCASTS NEW PODCASTS!!!) and I feel they are urging me forward.

Spoilers for 6.01-.02 LA X )
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You're probably expecting me to post about Lost, aren't you? I have literally spent all of my waking moments over the last 24 hours talking/thinking/reading about the episode, though, and my brain needed a break so I watched White Collar.

AND AND AND OMG 1.10 SPOILERS )

Guys, why is nobody else on my flist watching this?? Please rectify immediately.

...Okay, we will soon return to your regularly programed Lost flail (LOSTLOSTLOSTLOST, JFC THAT EPISODE, I HAVE ALREADY WATCHED THE WHOLE THING TWICE AND MY BRAIN WANTS TO DIE. IT ALSO WANTS TO MAKE IMMEDIATE SWEET SWEET LOVE TO THE NEW GUY).

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