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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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When did I become such a facebook whore? I used to keep such a strict LJ = fandom / FB = real life divide that basically ensured that I never used FB because... well, we all know my fandom >>>> RL priorities; but somehow I migrated all of my TV talk over there and I'm not sure how it happened. WILL BE REMEDIED SOON. Also, this possibly makes me a total bitch, but am I the only one who gets so annoyed when people make completely boring facebook updates? "____ went to work all day, then the grocery store to pick up paper towels, and now I'm going to bed. Tomorrow I'll stop by the post office." UMMM SORRY, NOBODY CARES. (Haha, this is probably how 95% of the people I'm friends with who don't watch Lost have probably felt about me for the past week or two, but... whatever. I demand to be entertained. How dare my friends expect that I be interested in their lives. Psssht! ...Yeah, all right, this does make me a total bitch.)

[ profile] lalumena gave me some interview questions that I have been stalling on answering because they are just so hard-hitting! I am anguishing over choosing the perfect response for them! Girl, journo has made you positively ruthless.

Meme! )
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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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Do they give awards for sheer amount of random stuff browsed online? Because I think I must be subconsciously trying to win one. Of course, this can only mean one thing: LINKSPAM.

- Epic GoFugYourself post is EPICCCCC. This video completes my life:

- Sepinwall and I do not always find ourselves in agreement, but SO MUCH TRUTH RIGHT HERE regarding 3.05: Spoilery for Chuck vs. the First Class )

- [ profile] foto_decadent is one of those places I check on once every year or something, because a lot of it is unremarkable but then there is always a smattering of AWESOME and I prefer to have it in concentrated form. THINGS OF WONDER:
-I've been searching for a new look for my hair, and I think this is totally it.
-Old but fabulous: Claudia Schiffer pin-ups.
-Sorry, I have no other words: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEE.
-Okay, I think a lot of this is too literal but, gosh, gorgeous vintage shoot.

- Why is etsy window shopping so addictive?:
-I'm so used to seeing poorly constructed macaroni-on-construction-paper level stuff on here that, HOLYYYY CRAP, THIS JUST BLEW MY MIND.
-This store sells basically the most superfluous accessories ever and yet now I crave an embroidered ribbon-and-lace collar. :/
-Chuck inspired gifts. Fabulous. I am seriously considering getting the hand grenade soap for my father's birthday.

- Trolling YouTube:
-I always manage to forget that there are a lot of people in RH fandom who are old school Xena fans, too. [ profile] aoxelfrieda's channel is like candy to me right now. XENA/ARES VS. XENA/AUTOLYCUS TO "TWO PRINCES", okay? It doesn't get much better than that.
-Fantastic Ashes to Ashes fan trailer


- Okay, yes, I totally teared up at the De birthday post.

- And because I watched NCIS in the midst of writing this post: ahaaaa, OH TONY. I know sometimes I hate you, but... sometimes? I really, really don't. Those times include when you spend a plane ride making Twilight references and doing William Shatner impressions in the toilet. ♥

ETA: Forgot to post about this, possibly because it does not actually involve a link -- but, no doubt to spite me for writing that last post where I said House's awesome was beginning to wind down, I really enjoyed this week's episode. "That is why Wilson will never mate me." A+++++ Also, House at the computer, going into "work" mode? Please tell me somebody has .gif-ed that already.
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Bwahaha, somebody has finally made a [ profile] spock_chapel comm. AWESOME. Now, quick, somebody cast Anne Dudek as Chapel in the next Abrams film.

Meme! That I have in fact done before! But, well, [ profile] hulamoth gave me new prompts, and who am I to resist?

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

Robin Hood, Terry Pratchett, Horatio Hornblower )
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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.

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. )
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I finally managed to see an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series today. Final assessment? It is faaaabulous. The fact that it's effectively been purged from canon already also gives me a comforting sense of security going into it, because when/if I hit something that's not entertaining-dumb but in fact just dumb-dumb, I can pretend that it doesn't exist. Win/win! I did really enjoy the first episode, though -- maybe it's just because I'm so starved for new Trek that I'll take what I can get, but I thought it was fun and worthwhile. Brief thoughts:

- I wonder what shirtless cartoon Kirk looks like? Also, I wonder why this was literally the very first thought I had when watching?

- Ugh, Uhura is the coolest. This has nothing to do with the episode in particular, it just needs to be said.

- The transporter effect is cool!

- Wait, how are they hanging around without space suits? Do they beam with... magic bubbles now? *confused*

- How come none of the characters have whites to their eyes?

- Every time Spock runs, I just... OMG... *dies*

- The episode starts off really talky, but the plot is actually kind of interesting. Go figure! AND HOLY CRAP THE MIDDLE OF IT IS ACTUALLY REALLY SCARY. OR MAYBE I JUST SCARE EASILY. BUT. YEAH.


- Mr. Kyle. And his mustache. Have I already said "OMG" enough times? Hmm, probably. Okay, then: LOLOLOLOLOL.

- I love that Spock is still such a bitch, and especially to McCoy.

- The bridge has a discoball. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

- Kirk's plotting face... dare I say it... OMG OMG OMG.

Anyway, yes, it was rather delightful (except for the part where it made me miss De, meep) and I plan to steadily work my way through the rest.

Other things that amuse me perhaps far too much: this recent metaquote about pre-internet fandoms. Well, mostly it just brought up all my fond memories of my Byron course, and the complete hilarity of nineteenth-century fangirls (and fanboys!). One of these days I will finally get around to reading Glenarvon, which is basically just published self-insert fanfic; ditto The Vampyre, although I have actually read that one. I find it fascinating that both works were created expressly from a place of overwhelming hatred of Byron, too, ahahaaa -- kind of like the anti-fandom surrounding Twilight, I guess, of people who despise and yet are still endlessly fascinated by and irresistibly drawn to the books. It does rather typify my own love-hate relationship with the man... although I suppose it veers much closer to hate-hate, to be honest... I've been trying to watch the Jonny Lee Miller biopic for ages but as soon as I start it I get overwhelmed with "arrrghhhh Byron why are you such an epic douche" and have to stop. But! Philip Glenister! I must continue! ...Eventually. Maybe it'll get more compelling once I get to the Caroline Lamb bits.

ETA: Oh, and one more fandom "hee!" moment, this time Lost-related. Do I really need to be cutting for spoilers? Probably not! But somehow I feel guilty about discussing anything in the land of Lost outside of a cut. )

Double ETA: Man! Why must I have so many fandoms? But but but crappy quality House S6 promo!!!
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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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- I can't decide which one I love more, this Hornblower/Bush vid to "I Touch Myself" or this Sam/Gene vid that inspired it. Oh, internets, DON'T EVER CHANGE.

- There is quite a good deal of win to be found over at [ profile] trek_crack, but the intro post especially is not to be missed. Unsurprisingly, the Spock/McCoy bits are my favourite (ohhh man, Bones' little 'yay medicine/boo engineering' shout bubble? LOVE).

-I've started watching The Prisoner (been meaning to for ages, and now it's all up on! How convenient!). After one episode I am confused as hell and will probably have nightmares for days, which means that I like it and plan to watch more.

- ETA: I almost forgot! If you haven't already joined in years past, you should all go check out the [ profile] lost_bookclub; how else are we to occupy the long, lonely Wednesday nights between now and February? Also, I'm leading the Philip K. Dick month so, y'know. Be there or be square and all that.

And now for the Robin Hood portion of our evening:

- ARMITAGE -- GOOD LORD -- THAT MAN SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. The show has been off for all of... three days, and already I miss having him in my weekly schedule.

- I think I may have unraveled a portion of my deep and abiding love for all things related to the Gisbornes (aside from the obvious bits where they are smouldering and lovely and act circles around the material they're given): namely, brother and sister both are so stuck in the 80s and totally should have ended the series by starting their own heavy metal/hair band.

Image cut, but only because I am a nice person )

Don't lie. You know you want it. I am actually contemplating a "Gizzy is Stuck in the 80s" playlist, but I don't know if I'll ever get around to it. Plus, man would it be hard to narrow that down. Maybe it'd be better to just hand out an instruction manual. 1. Put on Aerosmith/Van Halen/Def Leppard/Billy Idol/whatev. 2. Mope about until your simmering woobiness comes to a boil. 3. Angst to death.

- My great Robin Hood Rewatch continues! This is making up for the fact that I never posted about these episodes when I saw them for the first time:

1.06 - All of the "sparring" between Vaysey and the abbess is just an unparalleled delight to watch, hee! And once again with Gisborne being surprisingly religious -- I think this is swiftly becoming my new show-related obsession and some day I will have to do a proper write-up of my feelings on that. For now I find it interesting that on the one hand he can be so solemn and venerative in his attitude toward most church practices, and yet so completely derisive of Marian going to a convent. I suppose here it's more kneejerk anger, whereas in 2.08 it's more outright mocking (although I have to admit that I always join him on that when I watch the episode. Marian: "Okay, well, now that we're done having a jaw-droppingly hot make-out session, I think I'll just pop back into the convent." Guy: "Ummm, I don't think that's how nuns work. ...Have you been talking to Allan?"). Essentially, Guy is such an odd inconsistent bumbling idiot when it comes to omg pretty girl!!! Yeah, like that's news, but still. I know Armitage said of the first series that he wanted to make people's skin crawl during the Guy/Marian scenes, but mostly in this episode they just make me laugh at Guy's expense for being a GIANT AWKWARD CREEPER.

1.07 - Aaaand so Guy's wooing dumbness continues. "Curses! I need to get Marian another present but I didn't have time to go to the store. Well, this one looks nice; pity somebody else is already wearing it. ... Wait, who am I kidding, I'm mothereffing Guy of Gisborne and I'll take what I please and shoot sexy glances at passerbys as I do it." For the most part, though, this episode is far less about the awkward and far more about the epic angst and twisted attraction and betrayal potential and, oh dear, is this not what sold me on Guy/Marian from the start (because, yes, this was indeed the first episode of the show I ever saw)? Far more than my purely shallow thoughts along the lines of "oh dear they are so terribly attractive and to hell with the storyline let's just have the Richard & Lucy hour of hotness all the time," I was just so blown away by how well they feed off of each other as actors, how Marian's utter distaste for Guy begins to be eclipsed by her need to use him, how Guy's foundations are crumbled and rebuilt and crumbled again every time he encounters Marian anew. It's such a watershed moment for the two of them, when suddenly their relationship shifts from that of a relatively pedestrian match dictated by gender roles and societal conventions to that of a charged, inextricable political and ethical entanglement. The full gamut of emotions that the two of them run through in the proposal -- well, it's just as impressive to me now as it was during that fateful first viewing two years ago, when by the power of their sheer awesome they conspired to TRAP ME FOREVER AUGH (the "Feel it, it is real" line SLAYS ME EVERY TIME). And, shockingly enough, the bits of the episode that don't have to do with Guy/Marian are still interesting, too! Ah, yes, the good old days when the gang actually had relevant plots. The Allan/Djaq! And Will/Allan! And in fact just general Allan-ness of it all! Also, once more the Sheriff is so hugely badass here. How could I have missed the fact that he gives Guy an ass slap??! And then when he's busy goading Guy into taking his revenge on Marian -- yeesh. (Possible but doubtful significance to the fact that Vaysey refers to Marian as a "leper," given Guy's family history? I still sincerely doubt that the writers had any of that backstory in mind at this point in time, but at the very least it is one of those happy accidents of show canon.) I love how Keith Allen can be so alternately thrilling and chilling, especially during the hanging.

- In conclusion, can you tell that I'm still unemployed? Geez. Tomorrow I'm meeting up with one of the ladies I used to work for over the past few summers, so we'll see if anything comes of that (except of course all of that was "unpaid non-profit community enrichment" and now I NEED MONEY, PEOPLE).
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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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You guys might want to step a few feet safely back to avoid catching my germs because I think I'm officially sick. Hacking cough? Check. Perpetual sniffles? Check. Zero desire to get out of bed and go to class? Well... that's probably business as usual. But I think I have finally succumbed to the recent chill hanging in the air. (Seriously, what is this nonsense? 60F? And it's barely October? I thought I stayed in-state for school to avoid this sort of thing. North Florida, you're fired!)

(At least it gives me a proper excuse to finally use this icon -- which I've been waiting to do since I made it over a year ago. VICTORY AT LAST! Going through a six-icon rotation unfortunately requires an occasionally stifling amount of pragmatism. But sometimes your soul just needs to cry out "ANTIBODIES!!", you know? More personal trivia: "The Immunity Syndrome" was actually the first TOS episode I sat down and watched straight through, start to finish, back during my freshman year; and it will thus always hold a very special place in my heart for sparking a glorious love affair. It's probably also responsible for ingraining in me from the get-go a preference for Spock/McCoy, ha.)

I don't know about you guys, but being sick often induces a certain amount of regression to childhood. I want snuggly nap time; I want my mommy to feed me hot soup; I want to stay home from school and curl up on the couch watching cartoons all day. This time around, though, it's manifested itself in an entirely different way: pop music! Those of you who watch [ profile] cap_it may have noticed a brief flurry of Britney Spears music video caps the other day. Instead of thinking, "Grooooan enough with the cap!spam, already!" my reaction was more along the lines of, "OH MY GOD REMEMBER HOW AWESOME THESE USED TO BE??!" followed by a hurried scramble to go rewatch them all on YouTube.

And. And. Ahahaaahaha oh goodness. I know I've revealed before my deep dark secret of how much I used to fangirl Britney back in the day; and, well, old loves never die, I suppose. I didn't know it was possible to derive such delight from three minute snippets of overused visual effects, group choreography, and disturbingly catchy songs. I'M SO IN LOVE.

Crazy! All of the enticing midriff close-ups, heeee! And Melissa Joan Hart! I have quite vivid memories of reenacting this song at my friend's twelfth birthday part.
Oops! ...I Did It Again! One word: EPIC.
Lucky! Her cellphone in the backstage interlude is probably my favourite part. Well, that and the glitter throwing. She's like a sparkling fairy of happiness! Too bad the video ends on a gloomy note -- but it's so appropriately old Hollywood. Gasp! Did I just accidentally discover thematic consistency in a Britney Spears music video concept? *head explodes*
Stronger! I... actually have no idea what is going on here.

I think the saddest part is that I distinctly remember watching every single one of these on "Making the Video."

Then through the addictive glory that is YouTube's "Related Videos" list, I ended up indulging in a bit of an NSYNC retrospective, too. I was never into them as much as I was with Britney, buuut that doesn't mean I enjoyed these any less. These guys have some of the most consistently cracked out video concepts ever, and it. is. glorious.
I Drive Myself Crazy! So many silky jammies, so little time. More cellphone LOLs. Also, man, this video takes quite a vindictive turn for a love song...
Bye Bye Bye! The sensation! Again with watching too much "Making the Video," but I remember all the hype about this and we were all totally excited for it to come out and went home after school and watched the woooorld premieeeere on MTV...! And then we were gossiping about it at swim practice afterward and one of the girls was so disappointed because her mom said she wasn't allowed to watch it -- too much pelvic thrusting! Ahahahaha. My sympathies, friend.
It's Gonna Be Me! This totally used to be my favourite. Why? I have no clue. For a while it replaced, "Guess what?" "Chicken butt!" though, with a rousing chorus of, "Guess what?" "IT'S GONNA BE ME!" on the school bus.
Pop! I wish there was a better quality version of this up... And, really, I think this might be one of the few where the song probably cracks me up even more than the video. That said, the "...I'm tired of singin'!" sequence is... oh God... hahaha brilliant.

Well, sick or not, it is probably time for me to get ready to go to class anyway, but if you feel like indulging in your own tragic bubblegum pop past feel free to share more in the comments.
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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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I was feeling quite self-satisfied last night when I managed to peel myself away from the computer at the not-totally-ridiculous hour of about a quarter to midnight and head to bed.

And then, of course, I couldn't fall asleep.

("Time to establish normal sleeping patterns before going back to school!" the sensible half of my brain says. "But... but... think of all the Stargate we could be watching!" counters the other half. ...You see my dilemma).

I turned to my old standard method; viz., popping on the headphones and cruising the frequencies for some music to help me sleep. Fact: the radio is about a thousand times more awesome in the middle of the night. Less morning chatter, more "When did my adult contemporary station suddenly turn into a jivin' disco party mix on Saturday nights? *scandalized* *but intrigued*" My ultimate late night radio guilty pleasure -- Delilah. Oh yes, I listen. And occasionally cry, even. "OH MY GOD CYNTHIA FROM TEXAS EVEN THOUGH HE'S A JERK I AM SO SO SORRY THAT YOUR EX-HUSBAND WENT TO JAIL BECAUSE YOU CLEARLY AREN'T OVER HIM BUT GIRL DON'T FORGET YOU ARE SMART AND BEAUTIFUL SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO LIVE YOUR LIIIIFE!!" Although often ridiculous, it is sometimes genuinely sweet; and it plays the perfect sort of late 80s/early 90s "smooth (AKA boring) hits" for me to fall asleep to.

Last night I happened to be in the middle of listening to Genesis' "In Too Deep" when I gave myself a sudden case of the giggles because, well -- for some reason I've always connected this song with House/Wilson, and that is... so very, very lame. On so many levels. Once I started thinking about it, I realized that I actually have a tendency to do that with a lot of lame songs. You know, songs that are waaaay too embarrassing to ever include on any sort of fanmix, and yet that you can't help intimately associating with a particular show/ship/character/etc. A few of mine:

House/Wilson: ...I have no idea how/when/why I subconsciously appointed Genesis with providing the soundtrack for these two, but there you have it. "In Too Deep" (AHAHAHAHAAAA THE VIDEO MAKES IT ABOUT 125,947 TIMES BETTER *WIPES EYES*) as previously mentioned.

I know you're going, but I can't believe
It's the way that you're leaving,
It's like we never knew each other at all
It may be my fault,
I gave you too many reasons for being alone
When I didn't want to
I thought you'd always be there

Perfect for upcoming S5 post-Amber angst Y/Y?? And then "That's All" (IF POSSIBLE EVEN BETTER THAN THE LAST VID) offers a nice Wilson perspective (fits BEST ca. S2, I think):

Turning me on, turning me off,
Making me feel like I want too much
Living with you's just putting me through it all of the time
Truth is, I love you
More than I wanted to
There's no point in trying to pretend
There's been no one who
Makes me feel like you do

Star Trek: TOS: If I had the proper clips from the show, I would vid this one in a heartbeat. I mean, I can visualize it perfectly as an OT3 vid, and it's what plays in my head every time I listen to Michael Bublé's rendition of "I'm Your Man".

If you want a partner, take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I'm your man
If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I'll examine every inch of you

(Most ridiculous lyric ever? "Howl at your beauty like a dog in heat"? WHO WRITES THIS STUFF? And yet... I love it shamelessly.)

Robin Hood: I'm pretty sure I've already shared this one, but it's so perfect that it bears repeating. Robin/Marian (!! I KNOW!) to the Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice":

Wouldnt it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong
Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
We could be married
And then we'd be happy

Coincidentally, I love it for all of the reasons I ultimately don't ship Robin/Marian: it's youthful and sweet and over-idealized and way unrealistic for their situation. But, still, d'awww... it would be nice.

And, err, I think I already shared my embarrassing Guy/Marian pick.

SGA: Okay, the other thing that convinced me that this "ridiculous fandom songs" thing was a decided trend and not just a freak occurrence -- I also listened to my Emmy Rossum CD a bit last night, and "The Great Divide" (with a bonus PotO vid, as if we somehow needed to up the dork factor on this) has inexplicably become a central SGA song for me. I picture it, like... you know, mid-disaster McKay? Worn paper thin and hating the world but somehow using this moment to remember what he's fighting for and who he's fighting beside.

Help me calm this hurricane
Before this moment slips aways
Are you listening?
Don't turn away when I say
I need you

I think what makes me happiest about this is my complete and utter assurance that Rodney would, like, actively loathe it. *cackles*

Finally, this is suuuuch a silly John song: Adam and the Ants "Los Rancheros":

Soon my worries
Will be gone
There's a bullet with my name on it

To make me feel less epically lame, I now invite you all to share your own goofy inner soundtracks (fandom or otherwise).
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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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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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OMG, first post about Battlestar Galactica in a thousand years! But it's a quickie.

Mildest of spoilers for 4.08 - Faith )
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Once again posting from the depths of my self-imposed LJ exile... because I think I have reached the point of diminishing returns with my essay writing for this evening... I've managed upwards of 1,000 words this afternoon, but, errr, only about 200 of those within the last two hours or so, because I keep getting insanely distracted by Star Trek! YouTube video watching; icon making; kinky alien smut fic reading -- oh, the shame of it all. My longing for DS9 even tricked me into watching the new episode of Battlestar Galactica last night, but it just wasn't the same. Thus the excessive YouTubing of the past few hours. At least I have some good finds to share:

-From "Trials and Tribble-ations", Julian, after traveling to the past, is convinced that his great-grandmother is in love with him -- and, in usual manwhore fashion, rather than getting squicked, decides that having sex with her is compulsory because his future existence might depend on it. Aaaand... O'Brien just stands there being his generally awesome self.
-More B/O'B costuming fun with the Battle of Britain
-Quark and Rom take a wrong turn while wandering around the station. My sister and I watched "The Magnificent Ferengi" when I was home over break, and we both died of lulz at this. XD XD XD
-A really awesome trailer for "Sacrifice of Angels" that just makes me want to watch the episode again and again and again.
-And finally, taking a break from all the DS9 for some TNG: Data does "White and Nerdy". And... no words are needed. This is pretty much the greatest thing ever. (ETA: There's also a slightly less awesome Spock version.)

...Okay. Back to exile. *scuttles away until tomorrow afternoon, when this paper will finally be FINISHED and TURNED IN and OUT OF MY LIFE. FOREVER*

TV of 2007

Jan. 9th, 2008 09:56 pm
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For the third and final part of my Fictional 2007 review, I bring you my year in television shows. This post has been an embarrassingly long time in the making (as evidenced by the fact that I did the first two within the same day and yet have been adding onto this one for the better part of the week), because, wow. I don't think I quite realized just how many new TV shows I've picked up on the wayside. I remember a few years ago making an agreement with myself to limit my major TV fandoms to only House and Lost, because I was HUGELY invested in both of those and didn't think I could make room for another obsession of a similar caliber. And then somehow I justified watching a few summer shows, some reality TV, maybe some educational programming... and holy bejeebies where did all these fandoms come from? I also blame the fact that, through some installation mix-up or something, I've been getting full cable (70+ channels) at school for the past semester despite the fact that I only pay for basic (about 15 channels); and being the terrible person that I am, I've decided to milk the mistake for as long as I can (and, ooh, spooky coincidence -- my Comcast bill literally just popped up in my inbox as I typed this. Weirdly enough, this is one bill I don't get annoyed at paying; instead, I get excited about having another month of TV!!! :D Yes, I am in desperate need of a life).

Caution: contains lots of large-ish images, as well as spoilery discussion of the most recent seasons of Lost, House, Robin Hood, Psych, Star Trek: TOS, Star Trek: DS9, American Idol, and Pushing Daisies

Part Three: Television )
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In typical lazy me fashion, I'm waiting until the first week of the new year is almost over to usher out 2007 properly. The majority of the memes circling about seemed to be more focused on real life events, which. Blah. I'm guessing you probably don't want to read about mine (I don't even want to read about them), so here instead is my Fictional 2007: A Year of Books, Movies, and TV Shows.

Part One: Books )

...And you know, it would probably make things a lot easier if I just posted about these things as I read them, instead of waiting until the last minute to throw all my thoughts together. At this rate, I think I'm just going to split movies and television into separate posts, because otherwise this could go on for quite some time. So look for parts two and three in the near future!


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