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*desperately trying to think of something to do that isn't grocery shopping or cleaning or writing* Ah HA, I have it! [livejournal.com profile] fannish5!

5 greatest (or favorite) examples of breaking the fourth wall, or canon material going meta.

Piss on you, I'm workin' for Mel Brooks! )
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From [livejournal.com profile] memeseveriwhere:

List your top ten (10) favorite characters from a single anime fandom (whoops, didn't read that quite closely enough), and answer the following questions.

(You know what? I'm gonna go with multiple fandoms. It's more fun that way.)
1 - The Middleman
2 - Mal Reynolds
3 - Elizabeth Burke
4 - Claude Rains
5 - Veronica Palmer
6 - Granny Weatherwax
7 - Michael Weston
8 - Olivia Dunham
9 - Amy Pond
10 - Sherlock Holmes

Some weird stuff under this cut, my friends. )
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG-13 ish. You know, Fringe stuff.
Word Count: 2,602
Disclaimer: Recognize anything? Then it ain't mine.
A/N: And the other chapter.
Summary: "Brown Betty"-verse. Olivia and the gang get a strange new case just in time for an old friend to come into town.
Spoilers: For "Brown Betty."

Chapter One

Let's go get the creep. )
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG-13 ish. You know, Fringe stuff.
Word Count: 2,843
Disclaimer: Recognize anything? Then it ain't mine.
A/N: For my winning bidder [livejournal.com profile] foxtoast on the [livejournal.com profile] helpbrazil2011 auction. SORRY IT'S SO RIDICULOUSLY LATE. Uh, it's long?
Summary: "Brown Betty"-verse. Olivia and the gang get a strange new case just in time for an old friend to come into town. Next chapter will be posted tomorrow.
Spoilers: For "Brown Betty."

You watch too many spooky programs. )

Chapter Two
lotus0kid: (verbs or adjectives)
Apparently, "creeped" as in "creeped out" isn't a word. Which I guess makes sense, because the past tense of "creep" as in "walk slowly" is "crept." Although, you have "dreamt" and "dreamed," and "leapt" and "leaped," which I'm pretty sure are acceptable either way. Hm. Also, in response to "Figglesworth," my spell check suggested "Wigglesworth." Now, I know I have a habit of clicking "Add to Dictionary" for words I know I'll be using more than once (many, many present participles missing their "g"s, thanks mainly to Claude), but when the hell did I use "Wigglesworth" and why did I decide it belonged in my dictionary?

Anyway, it's good to be writing again. I knew it would be, once I finally sat down and got started. Not before time too, since... well, I'm only eight fics away from having an even one hundred on my Plaude fic archive, and boy would it be nice to polish off my one hundredth in time for my fourth Plaude anniversary come May. ... Yeah, I know that's a truly stunning piece of geekitude right there, but dangit it's important to me. Honestly more important than my silly birthday this week. Meh, twenty-four, who cares? Well, it's kind of nice to be turning twenty-four on the twenty-fourth, that's only gonna happen once, but whatever.

I should be going. Charlie's about to make his entrance and I need to squeeze some Peter/Olivia flirtation in before he does. And then there's No Reservations and the US Being Human coming on later. Oh, and dinner, at some point.
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Ah, well, another week down. This weekend will be much more low-key than the last one- mostly cleaning, maybe some cooking, and for goodness' sake finally writing the other auction fic I've been avoiding. *sigh* If you're reading this, [livejournal.com profile] foxtoast, I haven't forgotten! I just need a decent muse to descend and give me a little direction. I dunno, have any of you guys seen "Brown Betty?" It's an episode of Fringe- a very cool episode that's a musical detective story told by a madman on drugs. Have I mentioned Fringe is kind of awesome? Well, it is. ... Well, it was, at that point. Now... I'm having some doubts. We'll see how the rest of this season goes, I guess. Anyway, to come back to the point, if you've seen the episode, and a prompt of some kind occurs or has occured to you, feel free to drop it off here. I've.. really got just this side of nothing.

Otherwise... oh! I got a raise! I'm not sure yet just what it will do for my finances- honestly, I'm trying not to get my hopes up. But yay money!

Also, after months of failed attempts, I finally managed to do something I've been trying to do for... well, months.

Cut for a picture and a pun, or play on words. (I REGRET NOTHING) )
lotus0kid: (Happy halloween from the party skull!)
Arrrgh this is starting to piss me off. Anybody remember a little bit ago me complaining about my stupid iPhone reading each file in my fanmix folders as a separate album, so I can't listen to, say, all of Modern Day Wooster or Lovenado, just one song at a time? I figured this was because the files were spread out into folders based on band/musician, so I went through and made folders for each album, got them all organized where they belong, and STILL on my phone's library there's a long line of albums with the same name and cover art and ONE track each. Except for My Love is Like a Spaceship actually, it worked for that more or less, but that's really more frustrating than encouraging because there's nothing at all different about that one than the others and GAH. My last idea is to make separate playlists out of all of them, but I really don't want to do that. Maybe I could make one big playlist of fanmixes, but then I'd never be able to shuffle just one album, should I wish to.

Anyway, I had more to talk about than just bemoaning my continuing disappointment in technology. While I was doing the thirty-day meme, I collected more memes! Oh yes! I'm still sitting on a couple big ones, but today's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 caught my eye this morning:

Which 5 persons from any fandom would you place on a lonely island to get the most interesting reaction?

I decided my island would be populated by the most Machiavellian, corkscrew-brained, devious, manipulative, calculating, self-serving characters I could find- and a wild card. Slight spoilers for Dollhouse. )

I'm really getting into the Halloween spirit now. Quite unconsciously, after I finished re-reading Soon I Will Be Invincible, I started re-reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. While I don't really like the implication that cadaver research should be linked with Halloween and all that, I'll admit it's hard not to at least a little, especially considering I've got I Sell the Dead coming in from Netflix tomorrow. After that it's Trick 'r Treat (highly recommended by the Adams of A Damn Movie Podcast), Day of the Dead, Rosemary's Baby, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, and Dog Soldiers. That last one, if you haven't seen it, definitely do- it's awesome, British, and does a very cool thing with the "trapped in a house surrounded by [supernatural being(s)]" trope more often seen in zombie movies.

Also, in actual physical activity, tomorrow I'm going to attempt the blood clot and brain cupcakes I came across- was it last year? [livejournal.com profile] zombres, did you link to that? Anyway, I was going to try it this afternoon, but I was tired from work (another day at the equipment yard- wheee I need to take a shower), and had to run out twice for the ingredients, and by the time I was ready to get started, I was also really hungry and just not into it enough. So, tomorrow morning it shall be! I'm kind of nervous about it- I've never even made cupcakes before, let alone ones with strawberry filling and buttercream icing. Anyway, this will be mostly a trial run- the recipe only makes eight cupcakes, so if they suck, at least I won't feel too bad throwing them away. And if they rock, hopefully they won't take too long to make, so I can whip some more up for other things. Like certain rallies, or carousing-type events. (@#!$%#@$^, I just realized I forgot to get the little tube thing to squeeze out the icing! *groans* Well, I've already done one Walk of Shame [or at least Overeager Baker Who Doesn't Check Her Supplies List to Make Sure She Has Everything Even After the Scare with the Little Paper Cupcake Holders] to the grocery store, I can do another tomorrow. They better friggin' have it, though.)

Also also, on Sunday [livejournal.com profile] fadeintodawn and I will bundle up for an outdoor version of Titus Andronicus. The local Shakespeare company does their shows in the ruins of an old girls school up in the hills of the historical part of town that have been semi-restored. For this one scenes will take place all over the ruins, not just on the stage that's set up in one area. So, that'll be neat. I've never seen the entire play, just clips of the Julie Taymor film version. Actually, I always think it's a good idea to read the summary of a Shakespeare play before going to see it just so even if the dialogue loses you you still know what's going on, so I read the one for Titus and oh my god! Jeepers, Shakespeare! If you think Hamlet/Othello/Macbeth/King Lear are bloodbaths, you have clearly not taken a glimpse of Titus Andronicus. All those other plays are goddamn dainty compared to it! I'm honestly a little nervous in a way. I mean, I don't know how far they're going to take it. Some of the stuff that happens in Titus is.. not easy to watch for anyone. I can handle gore pretty well, at least with a TV screen between me and it, but that screen won't be there this time. And there's more than gore. Oh well, you know, I know they set the audience age limit at fifteen (as in, fifteen and up), so, I kind of think that indicates they won't be taking it really far.
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the questions )

Day 27 - A song you've listened to after a break-up )

As for my weekend, my cousin's getting married in a week so I'll be running around getting a haircut and putting an outfit together (my aunt's letting me borrow a nice dark brown dress, so I'm aiming for shoes that match and.. I dunno, a shawl of some type, I guess). I also think I might attempt shepherd's pie tomorrow evening. My boss has a recipe she swears by using ground lamb seasoned with sage, thyme, and.. something else. Crap. Well, definitely not crap, but, dang what was that third thing? Anyway, for now it's Ladyhawke on the Instant Play and Fringe on Hulu. Mmm, Friday. ^^
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the questions )

Day 19 - A song from your favorite album )

As is usually the case, I just found out today that Bones and Fringe will be having their season premieres tonight. Seriously, that almost always happens- I never really know when my shows are coming back on, I just stumble across the information completely at random and I'm like, "Oh yeah, cool! Well, thank goodness I found out." I'm a bad fan. Anyway, Bones is going to have to work hard to keep my attention this season- I haven't even bothered to watch the entire finale from the last one. I'm way more excited about Fringe, for spoilery reasons. I'm crossing my fingers that a certain thing or two happens but not holding out much hope, as one should do with this kind of show.

Also, I've been hearing about the frustrating situation trying to get Don't Ask Don't Tell repealed. *sigh* Every day I get more saddened and angered by the state of equality in this country. And since I recently watched Kinsey, I'm especially riled up about people who treat sexual diversity as a crime instead of the perfectly natural aspect of humanity it is. So, if you have the time, please sign this letter to the Attorney General asking him not to appeal the federal court decision that DADT is unconstitutional. Thanks.

ETA: Awesome Old Spice!style Jack Harkness macro.
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Reeeaal quick, before I run off to work, I gotta tell you about this crazy fandom-y dream I had. It was like the first episode of Bones after this season finale, but with splashes of Eureka, Lost, and Firefly. I saw the last five minutes of the season finale, so I know that *slaps hand over mouth* mrf mrrrmmm mrf mfff mmrrm mf mm ). So in this dream, it was whatever dig Brennan was on in the jungle. But there was some kind of demon thing running around, and it caused this HUGE explosion that Brennan and Kaylee(?) got caught up in. Yeah, Kaylee was there because I think Simon was on the dig somehow. He'd run away from Serenity (and through time, what?), and she was trying to find him. They had a really adorable moment when she came back to consciousness, and said something about knowing he didn't get involved with anyone else- and then Simon starts yammering on about a guy in Copenhagen or somewhere (Stockholm?) who wanted Simon to live with him. That makes me somewhat proud, because that is EXACTLY what Simon would do in that situation.

Anyway, the jungle demon thing was able to change into different people, much like Lost's Smokey, though I don't think it had a smoke form, so it was also kind of like Buffy's First Evil. I remember it turned into Lost's Mr. Eko for a bit, and there was also a part near the end where Brennan and Booth were trying to kill the monster and it turned into Taggert from Eureka and started making fun of them for holding their guns wrong. Naturally, I woke up before the end, so I have no idea what happened.

Also, Fringe had a season finale. *slaps hand over mouth* mrf mrrrmmm mrf mfff mmrrm mf mm... )

Argh, and now I have to run to work *sigh*, but happy, happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket! Have a wonderful one, and hopefully I can see my way to a proper present when I get home!
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I can think of only one person on my flist who would possibly have any interest in or sympathy with my Fringe ravings. But I don't care. Because the musical episode was even better than I thought it would be, and I need to do some proper fangirl flailing. So here goes. I don't think there are any spoilers, but better safe and all that. )

Also, I've kind of fallen in love a little bit with Revengers Tragedy. You know, that bizarre CE project with the murder and incest and inadvisable wardrobe choices. [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket, I will try to get it back to you soon, because otherwise I know I'm in serious danger of keeping it. But I still haven't seen the behind-the-scenes featurettes! And I don't think I'll be able to resist one last run through, for old time's sake.

Okay, that's enough. I've got one more long day of work ahead of me before the weekend, and I should really be resting up for it.
lotus0kid: (verbs or adjectives)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,365 all together
Summary: Ted Crisp to Daniel Dreiberg in six steps for [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket.
A/N: Hope you don't mind I had to rope in another fandom to get this done. I knew it'd be tough to reach six ficlets. Uh, spoilers?

Read more... )

Hey, kids!

Nov. 6th, 2009 06:54 am
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In about thirteen minutes I'll be headed to work, then headed to the metro to pick up a friend, headed home, headed to another friend's house for the night, then headed to the bus station, and then headed to NEW YORK CITY, BABY! Let me know if some crazy shenanigans are gotten up to between now and Sunday afternoon.

Also, drive-by meme from [livejournal.com profile] fannish5: Name 5 characters whose wardrobe you would love to have.

1. Chuck from Pushing Daisies. OMG I don't even like dresses and I want so many of hers.
2. Kaylee from Firefly. Wheee, jumpsuits!
3. Inara Serra from Firefly. For when I'm tired of jumpsuits.
4. Eleanor Zissou from The Life Aquatic. In the same vein as #3, you can just tell she has closets full of amazing clothes.
5. Olivia Dunham from Fringe. A fandom!secret I'll never make: Olivia Dunham is my suit-spiration.

I'm still available for prompts, if anyone's got one. I have fully-formed ideas for the three I've gotten, just need a moment to write them. Don't know when that moment will come.

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