snowystingray: (star trek - spock/mccoy)
Last night, I finally finished every episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series. I MISS STAR TREK SO MUCH, WORDS CANNOT EVEN CONVEY THE MAGNITUDE OF THE ENTERPRISE-SHAPED HOLE IN MY LIFE.

I made chocolate chip pancakes for dinner tonight. So glad that I am capable of making reasonable, adult decisions on my own. (BUT, OMG, I ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO -- AND LIKE TO -- COOK THINGS ON MY OWN. For all who know me, this is a day that most thought would never come. Well, errr, better twenty-two years late than never? At least this justifies all of those conversations I used to have with my mom, where she would say, "Here, why don't you come learn how to cook something?" and I'd say, "Uggghhhhh, no, do I have to???" "Well, what are you going to do when you're all by yourself and nobody is there to make food for you?" "Whatever, I'll just learn how to do it then." "...CHILD...!!!" Pssht, Mom, whatever, I WAS TOTALLY RIGHT.)

I think I'm in the midst of another Merlin catch-up dump. I'm watching the one with Professor Sprout and showwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I... just... how... REMEMBER WHEN YOU USED TO BE GOOD? REMEMBER THOSE DAYS? Actually, woo, I had cause to show Merlin to one of my classes this week (it's exam week, they had some free time at the end of the period), and we just watched the pilot together AND THAT IS SUCH A PERFECT HOUR OF TELEVISION (this is my "aloof and totally way too cool to like anything" middle school class, and they were so getting into it). Where did it all go wrong. Sigh. And yet somehow Bradley's Ridiculous Face of Ridiculousness is enough to bring joy to my life. I don't even know.

This is going to sound like the most obvious statement in the world, but, wow. Going to work suuuuuuucks. Not the work itself, even, just the routine of going there. Being a grown up is boring. I am slightly frightened by how quickly the days are slipping away through repetition.
snowystingray: (merlin - arthur)
Oh, Merlin. I remember why I sometimes love you.

Goblin's Gold spoilers )
snowystingray: (merlin - arthur)
Wait, what? Merlin is starting, like, now?

...Where the hell have I been???
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: (lost - braaaaains)
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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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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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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I am never going to finish this recap, am I? I don't know why I'm so demotivated this time around; in years past, it has always been my favorite bit of my year in review. Possibly I am just getting bogged down... um, yes, you can probably see why I needed to implement that "no new shows" rule. So, anyway, TV I Have Seen! Spoilers for: House, Legend of the Seeker, Leverage, Life on Mars, Lost, Mad Men, Merlin, NCIS, Psych, Pushing Daisies.

TV of 2009 )

WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT, this post is done for now and it's not even 1:30AM yet. I had to cut myself off at Robin Hood or else... yeah. Hmm. Badness would ensue; I'll save that for a later date.
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Oh, and somehow in all that wailing I forgot that I haven't updated on anything fandom-y as of late.

Merlin )

Spooks )
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Merrrrlin, spoilers for 2.09 )

OH AND ALSO -- OMG OMG OMG WHY IS MY FLIST NOT EXPLODING OVER THE LATEST EPISODE OF SPOOKS? MAJOR MAJOR SPOILERS FOR 8.04 )
snowystingray: (merlin - make a noise)
Okay, I swear I do watch Merlin for reasons other than dur hur hur Arthur/Merlin but come on now, spoilers for 2.08 )
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Somehow I have been neglecting all of my airing shows in favor of posting about canceled Medieval nonsense and on-a-fifty-million-month-hiatus shows with smoke monsters. Things I Have Been Meaning to Post About (plus spoiler space in case you are caught up on some but not on others)...

House! )Merlin! )NCIS! )

And, okay, apparently it is impossible for me to go very long without mentioning Robin Hood. But! For US viewers! "Do You Love Me" is airing this Saturday on BBCA, and I am urging you all to watch it. Could you say no to this face? Or more importantly, would you want to?

Oh, and I also meant to say that I continue to catch up with The Prisoner. I had kind of planned to finish it before the remake began airing, but I'm not quite sure if I'll make that deadline. The last episode I watched was "The Schizoid Man" and owwwwww my brain owwww. But in a good way.
snowystingray: (those wacky vampires!)
Dear anonymous person who donated a paid account to me,

You have made my day and then some! In gratitude, I am uploading tons of flashy ridiculous icons just for you.

Sincerely,
The person whose eyeballs are about to fall out from being online for too long looking at said flashy ridiculous icons

Aww! Seriously! I've been in a ridiculously good mood all day because of this awesome and unexpected gift. What does one do with a paid account, even? I kind of want to try out a voicepost, but I'm afraid you all would defriend me once you realize just how frequently I employ the word like in everyday conversation.

Anyway, I've decided to express my warm fuzzies via a spam of things that make me happy. Image/.gif/youtube heavy, plus semi-spoilers through Merlin 2.02.

I'm just going to live alone and be one of those guys -- you know, the crazy guys -- with a big beard and no clothes who's naked and throws doody at people. )
snowystingray: (marian)
Okay, these are probably new to nobody but me, but -- I was just browsing through the image galleries at Lucy Griffiths Online because, I don't know, I like to torture myself with the fact that SHE NEEDS TO BE IN MORE THINGS and WHY DOES SHE HAVE SUCH DODGY HAIR NOW and UHHHH OH MY GOD WHAT? IS THAT LAV-LAV? and other such nonsense. Um, but anyway, I digress from the true subject of this post -- the quotes page! How have I never heard some of these before?:

[About starting Robin Hood] "Everyone was completely new to me. They all knew that it was in their best interests to be friendly, but I just think these people are pretty damn funky!" Best cast description ever Y/Y?

"Marian is not exactly a weak character; she's physically quite able, as well as verbal, and she actually goes around doing her own fighting and protects other people. She's a strong woman and, although she loves Robin Hood desperately, you get the feeling that she could live without him because she's strong enough on her own." OH. OH. JUST... ♥ ♥ ♥

"I just absolutely love working with Richard [Armitage]. He’s probably the best scene partner I've ever had… He allows me to say what I think about my performance and his performance without getting angry about it, and the other way around. I often will ask him if there’s something he can suggest to help me out, or if he can give me a reason. If I’m finding something difficult, I can ask him why he thinks that might be. We have a very good friendship as well. We laugh a lot together." If they never ever manage to ever do another project together, it will be such a tragedy.

And in related news of lovely ladies who wow me with their awesome interviews, it seems every time there is a new article about Katie McGrath I just fall in love anew: 1 2 I had no idea she used to be a wardrobe assistant! That's awesome! Or that she was set on doing journalism but then changed her mind after, uhh, actually doing it. That I can certainly sympathize with. I don't really know why, but I am so utterly charmed by her career path, haha. ALSO ALSO ALSO I cannot waaaaait for "To Kill the King" to air on NBC on Sunday. I might cry slightly less this time because I'll get my family to watch it with me but, man, she is such a friggen powerhouse in that episode.

Ooh, and somebody at [livejournal.com profile] isabella_giz introduced me to this blog which has some gorgeous scans of Lara Pulver that, again, are completely new to me. How have I been missing out on all this stuff for so long?
snowystingray: (star trek)
Meme!

Comment to this entry and I'll pick three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

[livejournal.com profile] teh_maskmaid chose for me to post about Star Trek, Psych, and Merlin.

Fandom thoughts contained within! )
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- I've fallen off a bit from my MASSIVE STARGATE BRAIN TAKE-OVER (millions cheer!) (and yet I still can't seem to cycle out my Woolsey icon, because dammit he is just too beautiful), but [livejournal.com profile] sgastoryfinders never fails to bring the lulz. Im looking for the fic where Rodney gets stuck under a pillar off world and tells Ronan to cut off his hand and then he grows an new one due to him handeling a device made by machello. Oh yyyeah.

- After I discovered this fantabulous Guy/Marian vid to "Anything for Love" (just... seriously... GAHHH. My endless love for that song combined with my endless love for Maz and Giz has rendered me speechless. IT IS SO PERFECT -- AND EEEE MY FAVORITE VERSE, THE BEST PART OF THE SONG, IS SO WELL TRANSLATED -- JUST SKIP TO 3:52 AND BE FILLED WITH WONDER), it also struck me that I am terribly fond of this Robin/Marian "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" vid... I've spoken before of my love for over-the-top Jim Steinman love ballads, so all that can now be concluded is that fandom also needs an elaborate "Total Eclipse of the Heart" vid (and, hey, look at 3.01! The writers clearly want one too!). I can't decide which ship would be best suited to the song, though (I want to say something OTHER than Robin/Marian or Guy/Marian, though, the poor girl needs a break already). Oh, and then when I was folding laundry today "Like a Prayer" came on and -- I'm sorry but it's TRUE -- it would make the most perfect Guy/Marian crackvid since ever. (ETA 2: Okay, I think now Guy = Madonna has become cemented in my mind because "Open Your Heart" came on when I was cleaning my room this morning and, what do you know, that's a totally perfect pine-y song for him as well. I DON'T QUITE KNOW WHY BUT THIS MUSICAL AFFINITY FILLS ME WITH GLEE.)

- Hey! I'm excited about a new movie! Public Enemies comes out this week, and I just might scrounge up the $6.50 to go see it. Plus, heads up, TCM's holding a gangster movie marathon on Wednesday.

- I finished Life on Mars last night. First of all, let me say just how weird it was to watch that finale back-to-back with the Robin Hood one. Talk about different production levels, sheesh. (Actually, though, I found them both sort of epic and satisfying in their own way, so. YEAH, I KNOW. I might finally have come to terms with some of my more gigantic Robin Hood issues; either that or my brain has decided that it isn't worth the effort of anguishing over them.) I can't get over how well put together every separate layer of mindfuck was in that episode, and I can't get over that it's, well, over! Man. I think I'm going to check out Ashes to Ashes because 1) GENE GENIE and 2) Keeley Hawes, oh good lord I crush on her so hard; but I feel like I need to take at least a few days off before starting on it to pay respect to my Sam/Gene love.

- Hey, Merlin's on! TTFN. ETA: Aaaand my dad's watching a History Channel special. Never mind. Ah, well, this frees me up for more time to troll the interwebs babbling about Robin Hood (because, yes, that is one thing that has been sadly lacking in my life as of late).
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TV update about Things That Are Not Robin Hood:

MERLIN. IS STARTING IN THE US. SUNDAY THE 21ST ON NBC. THIS IS EXCITING. I can finally rope all of my fellow Americans into watching it, ahahaaa VICTORY WILL BE MINE. I was just poking around the NBC site a bit, though, and is it just me or are their promos a bit, uh... lame? And kind of unrepresentative of the show? It seems to come across more as Corny Generic "It's Your Destiny!!" "With Lens Flare, Even!!!" Fantasy (See, We Even Have A Dragon) as opposed to THE MOST AWESOMELY MAGICAL THING THAT HAS MAGICKED ITS WAY INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM. Maybe I'm just watching with a hypersensitive eye because I really really really want the show to do well State-side, but I do worry that the promos fail to capture the gorgeous, sweeping epic elements of the show; so instead I'm just linking all of my friends to the BBC preview. You better do justice to this show, NBC, or you can expect some serious finger-wagging from me in the future! (ETA: I was just watching the news with my dad and, oh, NBC was just waiting to bust out the awesome ads! The preview they aired was all about Merlin/Arthur and their special "destiny"; hopefully it will soon appear on the interwebs so all can share in my glee.)

Speaking of other fare from NBC and its subsidiaries, oh look! Yet another new USA original series! I was remarking to my mom the other day about how clever USA is with its branding -- they have found their target audience and are convinced to make them watch every single thing on USA ever because, hey, if you're enjoying one of their shows chances are you'll like all of them! In the mood for a quirky procedural dramedy? They've got you hooked up 24/7, damn them. As if I didn't already watch enough TV.

So we went ahead and watched the pilot for Royal Pains. I'm not fully sold on it as a new Best Thing Ever show, but I think I enjoyed it enough to check out a few more episodes. General impressions:

- Hank and Hank's Soon-To-Be Love Interest are boring. And then some.
- EVAN AND DIVYA ARE AWESOME. AND THEN SOME. And I think I'm already shipping them (although honestly, I was even just from the promos. "Don't objectify me, sidekick." Ohhh I'm in love).
- ...Okay, I maybe wasn't being completely fair in my first point. I do get where they're setting up Hank and Jill's mission to counterbalance the riiiich people everywhere, which I do appreciate. I think I just had a kneejerk reaction to a description of the character as the "Robin Hood of medicine" and, well, we all know the grand legacy of Robin Hood and My Issues. Ahem. Anyway. Plus I guess he had to play the reluctant hero to establish the tone of the show... I don't know.
- Or, hmm, maybe I do know?: I think what's throwing me is that he's playing the lead of an enterprise that he's not fully invested in yet. Of course I'm going to have to draw parallels to Psych, and Evan is totally this show's Shawn, so it's just weird that the one being motivated to push their business along and introduce all their wacky adventures is the supporting character instead of the star -- who is instead the level-headed, too-cool-for-this-nonsense one. Well, yes, the opposing personalities are a staple of buddy comedies. Again, see Psych! But, in addition to leveling out Shawn, Gus still flows along with his partner's nonsense and has a fair bit of his own; they're the "opposites who complete each other" as opposed to "opposites who, well, are nothing alike and kind of incompatible, really," which is more of what the Hank/Evan dynamic seems.
- Sudden realization: Divya is totally Gus. She's got the car full of pharmaceuticals and everything! Sweet. Further proof that the program should really just be about her and Evan.
- ...And further proof that mostly I just miss Psych. A lot. IS IT JULY YET?
- And back to the show at hand -- good bits were the two teen patients; much of the Hank/Evan banter ("I love you!" "I like you!"); the bar of gold (...I don't even know. It cracked me up); ANDREW MCCARTHY IN THE PROMO FOR NEXT WEEK WHAAAAT. I don't even like him (eternal Pretty in Pink related prejudice, I'm afraid). And yet I'm still excited.
- ETA: I just watched the preview clip for next week on the USA site (I know I've already said this for Psych, but USA has the best sites for their shows, seriously) and I am muuuch more sold on the Hank/Evan relationship after watching that. Well, yay. And yet also boo because now I might be held captive by still more programming, noooo.
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In doing my Year in Fiction recap last time, I had the most fun -- and blew the most time! -- doing my TV post; and, as 2008 began drawing to a close, I sincerely looked forward to going through the same process again in putting together a TV of 2008 retrospective. Yet once work actually began... I. Wow. Holy balls, guys. I WATCH SO MUCH FRIGGEN TV. When exactly did that happen? Looking over my post from last year I felt a bit ridiculous about how many new fandoms I had picked up, but between now and then my list has just about tripled. Um. Err. Yeah. Oops? I apologize in advance for the rather epic nature of this post, then. Definitely not dial-up friendly. Spoilers for the most recent seasons of: American Idol, Big Wolf on Campus, Chuck, Crusoe, House M.D., Legend of the Seeker, Life on Mars, Lost, M*A*S*H, Mad Men, Merlin, The Middleman, Psych, Pushing Daisies, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: TOS.

Television of 2008 )

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