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.
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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.


(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.
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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 again, this list is a complete copy/paste job from facebook. How would I ever remember anything that happens in my life if the internet didn't keep track of it for me?

Films of 2009 )

Now all that is left is my TV of 2009 post... which, if previous years are anything to judge by, will probably take me like a week solid... um, the silver lining to my current unemployment, I guess?
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Comment to this entry and I'll pick three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

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

Fandom thoughts contained within! )
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It's times like these that I really hate only having six icon spaces because I wish I had about fifty Star Trek icons to express every facet of my pure and uncontrolled excitement over the movie. SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY. IF YOU ARE A TREK FAN, GO SEE IT. IF YOU ARE NOT A TREK FAN, GO SEE IT. IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY FOR A MOVIE TICKET, GO SEE IT. I don't know if I'd say that it was completely perfect or brain-breaking or what have you, but I really really really just enjoyed the heck out of it, and I feel compelled to share my glee far and wide.

Big big spoilers, and extensive overuse of the word awesome )
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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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I have accomplished all of ONE of my goals for this vacation by finally beating Zelda! WOO AND HOO. AND ALSO OW HAND CRAMP OWWWW but wow so totally worth it. That was probably the first time I've really gotten into a video game since... uhhh... Yoshi's Island, when I was about eight (although, pssht, I am still the undisputed GRAND MASTER of that game -- except, oh, my sister recently got the DS version which is about a jillion times harder, holy crap. I sat down and played for about thirty minutes and kept getting 99%s on everything, argh!) so it was like an entirely new experience in getting involved in storylines and characters and exploring and puzzle solving and, seriously, SO. MUCH. FUN. (Except of course for every part that had to be completed with Epona. Sorry, but the horse friggen sucks and I was about to crush the remote with frustration during the mounted battle with Ganondorf, aaaaaarrrrgh! AHEM.) Of course my sense of accomplishment is inevitably coupled by sadness that it's all over -- but there are still plenty of things for me to go back and finish up (Cave of Ordeals! Totally kicked my ass around level forty or so the first time I played it! Poe Souls! I still need about fifteen more! Bugs! I'm missing the last six!). In conclusion, MIDNA IS THE COOLEST and I will most probably be replaying this game some time in the near future (either that or getting the virtual console version of Ocarina of Time because, yes, more video games are exactly what I need!).

In other news, Robert Picardo is awesome AND IS GOING TO BE IN THE ATLANTIS MOVIES YES YES YES. Let's not talk about the part where the show is over after tonight. SOB.

In other other news, Psych returns! I'm so excited! And, seriously, I love that NBC shows all have great official websites and, in my greatly researched opinion, Psych's is far and away the best of the bunch. Words cannot contain my anticipatory glee over all of the teases in the advent calendar (okay, trying to keep it spoiler free here, but -- LASSSSSITER!!!!!!!! ...Interpret that as you will), and then I went through this morning and did all of their new quizzes. My knowledge of Psych guest stars is embarrassingly extensive, apparently. Also, Carlton and I are totally Meant To Be (I didn't even cheat! Honestly, I thought I was going to get Gus).

To wrap up... I was just watching some DS9 last night while working out so... here! Have some Kira being gorgeous. Ohhh, would outer space even be half so fun without holosuites?
snowystingray: (stargate: atlantis)
VEGAS. FINALLY ARRIVED. HOLY CRAP. AWESOME OVERLOAD. COMPLETE SENTENCES. ARE IMPOSSIBLE. I would hate myself for willingly depriving myself of it for so long, but. Duuuuude. The payoff was so totally worth it. I almost don't even want to write up a reaction because I loved EVERY SINGLE FRIGGEN THING about this ep and, uh, wow, I almost don't really know any other way to expand on that. But, hey, I'm resourceful, I'm sure I'll manage somehow.

SGA 5.19 Vegas )
snowystingray: (the middleman)
Well, I was going to make this a simple GIP, but, for whatever unknown reasons, a conspiracy concocted by my internet and/or LJ is preventing me from uploading any new icons at the moment -- and of course this happens after I already deleted my preexisting Star Trek icon! *grumble grumble* -- but at least it reminds me why I still can't bring myself to cycle out this Middleman icon because I find far too many uses for it (plus the show is, uhhh, amazing beyond belief! And yet I don't think I ever got around to posting about the finale, did I? Shame on me, because it was awesome! And, hey, full of Star Trek references, so -- everything does in fact come full circle, and I guess it's okay for me to use this icon for a Trek post after all).

At any rate, all of this grumpiness is just a preamble to the giant excitement of STAR TREK XI STILLS FIIIIIIIANLLY!!!!!!!! I'm sure you've all already seen the six circulating around various movie sites, but there are a few more up at EW, along with the cover article... in case you haven't gotten around to those yet...

Slight mix of spoilers and speculation )

Wow. I totally meant to go to bed early, like, two hours ago. Thanks for keeping me up, Star Trek. *salutes*

Also -- maybe it's because the buzz on this film exploded almost at the same time that the Britney buzz went through the roof as well, but I am craving a Kirk fanvid to "Womanizer" SO BAD. Come on, though, just picture it -- pure elegance in its simplicity!
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Because I'm sure many of you are much more politically savvy than I: can anybody direct me to Obama's current official stance on NASA/Constellation? I know initially his only stated position was to remove Constellation funding for at least five years; but when he came down here to visit the Space Coast over the summer he responded to some concerns by expressing strong support for promoting leadership in space. At the time many people (myself included) speculated that his visit/speech signaled a significant shift in position, one which would soon be officially announced and expounded upon. I was just thinking about it last night while browsing through some NASA videos, though, and realized that... well, it's been a couple of months now, and I still haven't heard anything. I haaate when people say, "I'm not voting for Candidate X because I don't know where s/he stands on Issue Y!" becaue, seriously. The internet, people: it's a beautiful tool. Yet I can't seem to find any mention of NASA on Obama's website...? (Maybe this part is me being dumb because the site seems comprehensive enough, and yet I am just... probably missing something. ?? McCain's site has a separate "Space Program" tab but I don't think I've ever seen an equivalent on the official Obama site.) The only extended article uncovered by my Google-fu seems to be from an uber-conservative private news commentating website, so I'm guessing it isn't exactly an unbiased source of information. But if you know of any other news sources related to this topic, I'd be very appreciative. (ETA: Not sure if anybody else is interested in this or not... but this election tag on NASA Watch seems relatively up-to-date in gathering various news sources; obviously certain biases are evident in the comments, but there seems to be a fair balance of articles. So apparently the current statements circling are -- Obama: extra $2 bil in funding, focus on Earth-based aspects (climate studies etc.), no specific comments on next generation manned missions/Constellation/Mars/etc.; McCain: no real change from what has been featured on his official site, I think, just general support for VSE. Both seem to favour additional shuttle missions/extension on retirement.)

To be uncharacteristically quasi-political for a moment (and honestly I hate even calling it that, because -- really? It is 2008, right? And yet we still get so politically volatile from both sides about supporting science?) in, of course, a characteristically me fashion: the continued expansion of space programs ftw, brought to you by a few of my favourite STILFs. I'll limit myself to Americans for reasons of, uhh, patriotism and stuff (really because otherwise this post would be overflowing with the entire cast of every Trek incarnation), but feel free to bring in some diversity and share your favourites in the comments. Fictional characters are accepted!

That would be: Space Travelers I'd Like to, errr, Fraternize with )
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This is probably the only time you will ever hear me say this, so treasure the moment while you can: BUT OH GOD I AM SO FREAKING SICK OF BEING ON MY COMPUTER. I've spent pretty much all day reinstalling/transferring everything back onto it... uuuuuggghhhhh so boring, suuuuuuuch a paaaaaaaain, and I'm stiiiiill not dooooooone but I give up for now. *collapses* At least my computer isn't about to die every time I go on the internet, though? So I guess that's an improvement.

Do you ever get the idea that people on the internet are reading your mind? Like, you come up with a clever idea only to realize that somebody else out there has already come up with the exact same thing? Because, dude, I literally just expounded to my sister on the revelation comparing the Trek and Stargate franchises and then, bam! Somebody else has already cleverly written it up. INTERNET YOU ARE TOO FAST FOR ME.

Okay I still meant to post about Psych, but, seriously. So. Sick. Of this goddamn computer. BYE FOR NOW. *flees to watch Middleman*
snowystingray: (star trek)
When a stack of packages came for me in the mail today, I assumed they were all textbooks (nothing like buying nine books for one class! At least they're mostly pretty cheap, but I do feel a bit ridiculous going through Amazon used books and paying $0.12 for a book followed by $3.99 shipping -- aaaand yet even after spending $56 on shipping everything, it's still so much cheaper than it would have been at the school bookstore. Thank you, internet). After I started to open a few and sort them into my Growing Stack of Impending Academic Doom, I realized that one of these things was not like the other -- was, in fact, from the fantabulous [ profile] utter_bastard -- AND OH MY GOD YOU GUYS MY PRESENT IS SO COOL:

sorry for the crappy cellphone photo; maybe one day I'll buy a grown up camera


ETA: ZOMG MORE MCCOY NEWS! How did I miss this??! As reported Saturday -- official Bones promo poster! So exciting!!!! (And to whichever commenter said Chekov's promo looks like Bashir at first glance, agreed like whoa.)
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Yesterday might well have been my fullest day of geekery in a while. New Star Trek character promos, new Watchmen trailer, new Psych, new Stargate: Atlantis, new Dr. Horrible (well, technically that was today but I watched it in the wee hours of the morning so I'm counting it in with last night). And my commentary on these: already posted about my jonesin' for some Bonesin'; way cool and seems perfectly atmospheric; I laughed and I cried and I loooved; Zelenka got sucked into a reenactment of Evil Dead oh noes; Joss Whedon, thanks for reminding me why I love hate love hate you.

More spoilery thoughts on Psych 3.01 Ghosts )

More spoilery thoughts on SGA 5.02 The Seed )

ETA: Oh snap, quick Dr. Horrible spoilers )
snowystingray: (star trek)
Yeah, so. I read this fic yesterday, and it's kind of... the greatest thing ever. House, M.D./Phantom of the Opera crossover. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT. Filled with role playing and hilarity and AWESOME and all the best/worst conventions of Victorian novels including but not limited to overwrought descriptions and euphemistically tedius sex. Basically, yes. I'm serving up a big bowl of Frosted Mini WINS!! to [ profile] srsly_yes for Phantom of the Operating Room.

In other fandom flaily news: if you, like myself, haven been moping over the lack of Star Trek teases set to appear at Comic-Con this year, console yourself with awesome new posters!

(Larger versions of each individual poster here.) However, I'm afraid my squee is tempered by my usual moaning and groaning: NEEDS MOAR MCCOY. I mean, what? Is that too much to ask? I get that, graphically, they probably just wanted to avoid duplicating the science blue, but come onnnn. Also found while poking around really gorgeous shots of fans at home.
snowystingray: (star trek: ds9)
If you're at all like me, I've sure you've found yourself wondering on those dark quiet nights as you lay back in bed in contemplation of the more perplexing questions of the universe: If the release of Star Trek XI was pushed back from Christmas to summer but its principle photography has already finished, then where are all the spoilers already, huh?

Okay, so it's not so much spoilers as a really really great tease of the film, but eeeeee movie news posted to AICN earlier this week if you haven't seen it yet. !!! HOW AM I SO EXCITED FOR A MOVIE THAT COMES OUT IN LIKE A YEAR? AND THAT I'VE ALREADY BEEN EXCITED ABOUT FOR THE PAST YEAR BEFORE THEY MOVED THE RELEASE? I have a feeling that finally watching it next summer is going to be one of the most surreal cinematic experiences of my life; but a lot of my nervousness keeps getting channeled into a steady mantra of yay yay yay. And as long as I'm catching up on Trek-related tidbits, d'aww here's a sweet McCoy article from last month (except of course it leaves us with more pressing questions -- namely, what is Karl Urban's other favourite Trek episode? No, seriously? Why mention it if you're not going to then include the proper information?? Dear intarwebs, please supply a miraculous answer because I Need To Know). I've been catching up on DS9, too, and while I'm a bit meep don't be over! now that I'm on the seventh season, I'm still really really loving it and I kind of want Vic to be my best friend and Ezri is the worst counselor ever but still totally cute and I think I ship Quark/Dax because I'm bad and wrong and wrong and bad and I just watched "The Emperor's New Cloak" this morning and Miles and Julian are ragamuffin floppy-haired mirror universe rebel boyfriends and all is right with the world. :D
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Yeah, so, my last entry was full of lies lies lies because I caved and finished up all of SGA and bwaaaaah what am I to do until new episodes start again?? Oh, yes, that's right -- spoilers! Although I've at least had enough restraint to stay away from specific plot-related stuff, I couldn't help looking over some casting spoilers. And!

SGA Season Five casting squee )

...And now that I'm all done (all! done! *sobbbb*) I will attempt to go back and post properly about the episodes, but I find myself wishing that I'd taken better notes or something at the start because pretty much all I have are a few scribbled, "Heee! Best quote ever!" and "Awww adorable team-y scene!" for a lot of them. Also, I'm moving into my summer apartment tomorrow/starting classes on Monday, so it looks like I'll have to go back into Real Life Boring Stuff mode for a while. :/
snowystingray: (star trek: ds9)
Still watching SGA, but I just HAD to pause the episode and come on here and flail: I'm on "Underground," AND HEY LOOK GUYS ITS COLM MEANEY!!! The fandom collisions continue... kind of like when I watched the DS9 episode, errr... whateveritsnamewas... and our Other-ly friend Goodwin popped up (whatevertheactorsnameis)!!

ETA: Despite the Trek references, it seems as if nobody on this show has ever heard of the prime directive....

ETA 2: "You know, if people could just learn to keep their secret underground hatches locked--" And now we're back to Lost again! XD XD (And maybe I should stop posting and start watching because I'm only 13 minutes into it.)


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