lotus0kid: (5 seconds)
Eee, one of my old professors was on Jackie Kashian's podcast The Dork Forest! That guy's great- I love that he's almost getting sorta famous with his Tolkien podcast. I'm holding out hope the rumors of him being interviewed on The Colbert Report end up being true. I might actually start listening to his podcast myself, once I finish The Hobbit. Slow going right now, as with everything I read. We've made it to the foot of the Lonely Mountain, though! According to this Dork Forest episode, some serious shit has yet to go down. I'm nervous.

Dark Shadows was meh. Up next on my Summer O' Movie-Watchin' is Moonrise Kingdom (which I'm psyched for) and Men in Black III (DON'T JUDGE ME- the second one is crap but the first one is important to me, also the previews have looked good). They'll both probably have to wait though, since I'll be down the beach for the long weekend. Might have to make some more weekday treks to the theater. Because I am an adult.

The post OUaT dry spell is over.. ish. I tried doing a post-finale fix-it reaction kind of thing, but it's mostly stalled now. I might just scribble out the bit I really wanted to as a drabble and stick it on Tumblr. As for the other fic (sequel to As Easy As to Know, for the three people who care and aren't reading this), I'm having plot issues. There are two things I want to do, mostly because they'll be amusing, and I'm not 100% sure I can do them both. One thing kind of depends on just how long of a long game Gold's been playing this whole time. And indeed, in canon it has been very long. The other thing involves research. *shudder*

In conclusion, the next one of these: 8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs. )
lotus0kid: (have a nice day)
Working on my trifecta of chores today. Laundry's done, cleaning's done, cooking... could go either way at this point. We'll see. It's looking like it might rain, and I have to do a quick Safeway run if I'm going to cook...

Had my younger brother's college graduation dinner last night, which was nice. I tried roasted bone marrow! I was looking at the restaurant's menu online the day before and I saw a dish that came with bone marrow and I thought, "Well, Anthony Bourdain seems to like it, I wanna take a shot!" Here's what it looked like, just like on TV: )

It was.. okay I guess. There really wasn't much to it, maybe a spoonful, the spoon being super tiny. I kept poking at bits of it, trying to see if any more was edible. It tasted mostly like the fat on a steak, but a little different. Overall, I probably won't go out of my way for it again.

Otherwise, let's see... The Avengers, aw yeah. Basically everything a dork like me could ask for, plus a surprise Tony/Bruce bonus. Those two... I got serious feels for them, you guys. Did not expect that. I mean, just look, and look, and look. I feel guilty, because Pepper's awesome and she's adorable with Tony, but...

I'm nervous about the OUaT finale. Please don't suck, show. You can... yes, okay, yes, you can Joss all my fic that is, was, or ever could be. Just don't suck while you do it, all right?

In conclusion, I totally meant to go see Dark Shadows this weekend. Oops. Maybe I'll go Wednesday. Wednesday's a nice day to do fun stuff- it really livens up the week.

Oh! The fic-writing meme! Almost forgot. Okay, we have got: 7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character? )


New tea!

Apr. 26th, 2012 06:48 pm
lotus0kid: (Default)
Aww yeah, green tea, cherry flavor. Well, y'know, cherry plus stuff to make it sound classy. It's actually called Cherry Moon, which is nice and evocative. And I got this other kind, called Chanticleer Breakfast Tea, which basically seems to be tea-flavored tea. I appreciate that. I had a cup this morning and it was very pleasant. Eastern Shore Tea Company- look 'em up. Really nice teas, never bitter, always tasty, you can order online and get your tea in a few days. I also recommend Baltimore Clipper Ship Tea, Black Raven Tea, and (if you can find it) Chestertown Tea. Tea doesn't look like a word anymore.

So, I'm going to the eye doctor tomorrow, because it's been quite a while since my last check-up, and also because I'm seriously thinking about getting my vision corrected. With a laser. I think eighteen years is long enough dealing with my piss-poor vision. If the doctor says it's okay, I'm probably going to go for it.

On the movie front- because I really talk about movies a lot, don't I, oh well- I'm going to be carving out some time for There Will Be Blood. That's a movie I'm watching more just to have watched it than because I really want to. And these days I have a fondness for Paul F. Tompkins, so I was more motivated to move it along in the queue than I might have been. Also, I can't decide if I want to see Cabin in the Woods and/or The Pirates! Band of Misfits, or let them wait for DVD. I could kind of use a stay-around-the-house weekend- do some cleaning, do some writing. It's been a while since I really cooked anything. It would be nice. Weather's supposed to suck anyway. Hm.

And finally, another one of these! 6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters? )
lotus0kid: (Default)
Going to see The Hunger Games in a bit. I'm really not particularly interested in reading the books, but I've heard very good things about this movie, so I'm checking it out. Also, as some review or other said, the subject matter is so much about the visual that I think a movie might be the best format for it.

Aside from that it's important for me to see it because, well, I'm falling behind in watching the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers. Not sure I mentioned them, but a little while ago I started watching John Green play FIFA 11 on YouTube and am now a fervent supporter of the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers. This is probably the closest I've ever come to being a fan of a sport-type thing, which says a very great deal about how entertaining the Swoodilypoopers are under the management of John Green. Anyway, a couple of vids ago he talked about The Hunger Games and thankfully warned for spoilers, so once I've watched the thing, I can catch up on my Swoodilypoopers in their quest for virtual glory.

So, that's my afternoon. My morning was getting my taxes done, which is always nerve-wracking because what I don't know about taxes is pretty much everything there is to know about taxes. Whatever, it's done now.

Hey, let's do another one of these!

3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write? )

P.S. I'm kind of in a horror mood ATM. I blame whoever put Masters of Horror and Mark Gatiss' A History of Horror on YouTube. As such, I'm breaking my new toys. SEND HELP. (*begs muse* please don't let this be multi-chapter, please don't let this be multi-chapter...)
lotus0kid: (Default)
Holy crap I need to adjust my crepe recipe. All my dinners since Sunday have been crepes. I'm not even sure I should've had the batter in the fridge for that long. After the inaugural Nutella and raspberry jelly, and two ground beef and onion and peas, I had one tuna and mayo and cheese, one fried egg (see Diagram 1), and I just tried out lemon curd and clementine slices (eh). I gotta get me some scones for that lemon curd. Nothing else will do.

Diagram 1 )

Also, I was going to run out and see Chronicle after work, but I decided to go for the other scifi film featuring troubled youths that Netflix sent, Attack the Block. I just finished it- that is one solid picture, I'd say. Worth all the praise I've seen for it.

Um, that's it, I guess. Crepe adventures, movies- yeah, that's all.
lotus0kid: (dreamer)
Oh jeez, I may be getting sucked into Vlogbrothers. No... no.... noooo... XDDD

ETA: Another haiku that's not for you, but for me and my future enjoyment. )

Otherwise, I briefly had a rough morning when I woke up convinced it was Wednesday and I was super late. I was actually up and out of bed with my phone in my hand half a second from calling work before I remembered what day it really was. Annoying.

So, my plans for this actual day today, I'm going to try this thing. It seems like all the movies I want to see lately are the weirdo indie flicks no one plays anywhere. I mean, clearly the industry views us rabble outside of New York and L.A. as unfit to touch the hem of the garment of Coriolanus :(. However, I've found a theater not too far away that's miraculously playing Albert Nobbs at 2:30 and The Artist at 4:30, so I'm going to go there. And see them both. Today. I've never done that before, seen two movies in one day. I'm a little tempted to see if I can get away with only paying for one, but nah.

I really have been watching a lot of movies lately. I finally re-watched Star Trek (2009) last night- wow, what a ride. What a franchise. I get the warmfuzzies just thinking about it. And even though ultimately I can't say it's one of my favorites, I keep coming back to True Grit. Probably because a little while ago I discovered a lovely WIP fic by [livejournal.com profile] lindentree called With No Lodestar In Sight and I keep wanting to refresh my experience of the film as new chapters come out. Also Netflix sent me Midnight in Paris, which is painfully adorable. Boy there were a lot of medium geniuses hanging out in Paris in the 1920s, huh? Dang.

Anyway, a shower needs to be had, a Grimm episode needs to be watched, I really can't get away from the passive voice today... Busy, busy, busy.

ETA: Grr, no Grimm episode. Fine, whatever.
lotus0kid: (have a nice day)
*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! )
lotus0kid: (nerd it up)
Nerdist show tomorrow, guys. NERDIST SHOW TOMORROW, GUYS. *deep breath* I'm getting pretty psyched about it. It's been a trying week, on top of a long two-month wait, my work has become a biological war zone with people dropping like flies and my throat hasn't been quite right since the 22nd so I just need this to happen already.

I hope it's good. I haven't actually seen any of the guys' stand-up, so.. we'll see.

Other stuff, umm, saw The Borrowers- adorable, not so shockingly. Interesting soundtrack too, might have to look that up. Saw Sherlock- uh, good, I'm pretty sure. Hard to tell entirely, it was so busy with the stuff happening and all. Saw Captain America- I.. I really do like Steve Rogers, quite a bit. I'm pretty darn impressed with Chris Evans on that, he really did what he had to do there.

Anyway, Imma go watch a trashy movie now and try not to imagine getting another "THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED" e-mail.
lotus0kid: (stunts)
All right! Things I want to watch tonight:
1) The rest of Seven, now I’ve got my replacement DVD.
2) Much Ado About Nothing with Catherine Tate and David Tennant once I purchase it. *GRABBY HANDS GRABBY HANDS GRABBY HANDS*
3) Dirty Jobs at 9pm if I can. I dunno, sometimes I really feel like watching that show.
So, with that eclectic mix, let’s get cracking! (Hopefully not literally, John Doe.)

And now the depressing conclusion of our adventure! )
lotus0kid: (stunts)
Okay, as has become a little bit of a tradition when I find myself watching movies that might do permanent damage to my psyche, I am live-blogging my viewing of Seven. Going by what I’ve heard of it, Seven seems to be something of a gold standard in creepy/gross/scarring cinema. So, clearly, I wanna take a look! So here we go.

P.S. I’ve recently had a Woodchuck, so... yeah. )
lotus0kid: (friends & wonders)
BAM! )

In other news, the family weekend was very long, and involved going to a museum I had been to a week and a day earlier, but I survived, and even eeked out a little time on Sunday night for Downton Abbey and the DW finale. In regards to the latter, I'm... moderately satisfied, and that's all I'll say outside a cut. )

Speaking of mysteries, I discovered one of my own today. At work I have a calendar and mostly what's on it are TV shows and/or movie premieres I want to watch because I'm a huge dork. Mostly I just use initials, like "W.D. 9pm" for the Walking Dead premiere on October 16th. However, today I noticed that on Thursday, November 3rd, I'd written "P.U.V." and I honestly have no idea what it's supposed to mean. It must be important- I don't add things to the calendar unless I really want to see them. But no matter how much I wrack my brain, I can't remember what P.U.V. is supposed to stand for. I don't think a Google search would help much with only the initials and the date to go on... Nope, just tried it, nothing. I'm flummoxed.

So, anyway, onward to this evening. I'm finally going to see the latest Jane Eyre with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. [livejournal.com profile] zombres, I'm with you- Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens will always be my Jane and Rochester, but I'm still curious about this version.

ETA: Well, just finished it. It's very pretty, and I really might look up the soundtrack, but... Well, obviously I've been spoiled by the Masterpiece Theatre Jane Eyre. A two-hour movie is not going to compare to a four-hour miniseries. But that said... I dunno, I think maybe they were so hung up on atmosphere, the actual characters and their interactions came a distant second. One of the things I absolutely adore about the MT Jane Eyre is how Jane and Rochester make each other laugh. They tease and banter back and forth and it's obvious they're more comfortable with each other than anyone else. With this, you don't really get hardly any of that. Suddenly, it's the proposal scene and Rochester's all "We've become good friends, haven't we?" and I'm sitting there like, "Uh, when was that? I must've missed it." And I can't blame it entirely on plot-compression. I really think they could have worked in more than they did. So, I think I'll keep my two discs of the MT version and send this back to Netflix.
lotus0kid: (stupid humans)
Things I meant to do today:

Go shopping for some new fall clothes, and eat at a restaurant that's doing this National Dine-Out for Childhood Hunger thing.

Things I ended up doing today:

Watched A Tale of Two Sisters, a ponderous Korean horror film that made me die a little inside, and then, to take the taste out of my head, devoured the first season of Downton Abbey.

lotus0kid: (MM)
Man, I've had the weirdest dreams the last couple of nights. The ones last night included rescuing a bunch of children kidnapped by Gaddafi. Yeah. But the even weirder one had me as the kidnapped person along with a bunch of other girls and boys. We'd been snatched by this witch that used mind control to keep us all pacified. That was super creepy, and I think we ended up melting her with acid. Also, she burned in sunlight.

Speaking of burning in sunlight, there were vampires in my dreams the night before! )

So yeah, haven't had quite such vivid/crazy dreams for a while. In other news, other Middleman fans [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket, did you know that Wendy's zombie palate cleanser Zombies of Mora Tau is an actual movie? I did not! But I discovered it was airing at around 2:30am last night, and since I am luckily at my folks' house where there is DVR, I get to watch it! I have no idea what to expect beyond a notable lack of gore.
lotus0kid: (stupid humans)
Well, since my only prompt for drunk fic-writing was for Death/Satan fic, I've decided to do something else! Just this morning I got my grubby mits on CE's film Shallow Grave, so, once I'm at least a Woodchuck and a half into the afternoon, I will drunk live-post it. Live-posting has helped me through The Thing, The Fly, and The Omen chronologically, and considering the mixed reviews I've heard about Shallow Grave, I think a little alcohol can only help.

You know what's weird? All through this morning I was dealing with a more than minor headache, light-sensitivity, and a really uncomfortable stomach. It honestly felt like a hangover, and I had yet to drink anything, and I wasn't even planning on drinking that much. So what's that about? Was that in Discworld, some kind of temporal alcohol where you get the hangover before you get drunk? I really think I read something like that somewhere... Anyway, I feel better now, thank goodness.

Drinking alone in my apartment is nice because I can get as psychosomatically tipsy as I want without feeling like anyone is judging me. Do you ever get that way, fellow lightweights? You have one drink and inside you’re like, “Wheee...” but on the outside you feel like you have to be like, “No, I’m fine.” Anyway, *gulp* that’s the last of my Woodchuck (*mourns*), let’s get cracking!

In the event of my death, I want the following spoilers to be known- )

Well. I guess that was pretty okay. I’d like to watch it again, focusing more on David’s descent into madness, which was what I’d always heard praised about the film. As for now, I feel like sushi.
lotus0kid: (dancer)
It does not bear thinking about, how hot it is outside right now. But, on the up side, one of the AC units in our server room at work crapped out so all the computers had to be turned off, which meant HOME EARLY HOME EARLY YAY! I really wish I could celebrate with a Woodchuck cider or at least a cream soda. Alas.

Anyway, I fully intend to spend the next 90+ degree day or so inside, watching and/or perhaps listening to things. There probably should be some vacuuming in there too, we'll see. But in the meantime, tell me what to watch! Last weekend I had a minor crisis trying to pick something because there are just so damn many things I want to either re-watch or check out.


Ooh, looks like a storm might be blowing in to help things out a bit! Yay! Anyway, while you are reccing stuff for me, I'd like to give a more assertive shout-out for Dylan Moran's What It Is stand-up special, which some goodly soul has put on YouTube. It is really hilarious, and full of ridiculously quotable things that will make you laugh later on when you remember them.
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 354
Disclaimer: Recognize anything? Then it ain't mine.
A/N: Thought I might de-anon before I try any more in this fandom.
Summary: For this prompt on [livejournal.com profile] 1stclass_kink, basically when Erik gets on a mutant supremacy tear Charles loses his patience and puts a whammy on him. So, warnings for someone rummaging around in someone else's mind without permission.

I've stolen something very precious from you. )
lotus0kid: (9&Rose)
Ugh. There is something seriously wrong with my air conditioning. The air keeps blowing and blowing, but it never gets any colder. I'm so hot I almost feel hungover. I called the apartment office yesterday morning to fix it, but no one's called back.

Screw this. I'm putting some clothes on and going to see PotC: On Stranger Tides.

P.S. X-Men: First Class was not a good movie. But it was pretty. And slashier than you could possibly hope for. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Also, I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I'm working my way through S1 of Community via Netflix. It's going to take me a while, because it's so good I keep wanting to watch the episodes again as soon as I'm done.

ETA: Home. Heat still intolerable, but on the upside I'm utilizing my balcony for the first time. Here's hoping for no mosquitoes, just lots of friendly, lovely fireflies. *twitches*

PotC 4 was quite a good time. Much better than X-Men 4(5? Are we counting Wolverine? Do we have to?). I always hear people complaining they can't follow the plots of the PotC movies, but I've honestly never had a problem with that. And anyway, you can just tell that pretty much all of the actors are having so much fun dressing up and playing pirate, and who can blame them? Also, I'm more than a little pleased my old PotC fic wasn't totally and utterly Jossed by the new canon mermaids.

Hm, actually, returning to the plot issue, I do have bit of a bone to pick. Maybe it was resolved in a deleted scene, but what happened after acts of spoilers were committed )
lotus0kid: (dreamer)
Ahh, my apartment is at last family-free. For now.

Anyway, I found out that we're not allowed to watch shows online at work during our break. So, no more catching up on The Daily Show and/or Stephen Colbert at lunch for me. That kind of sucks, because it's pretty darn nice to watch something funny in the middle of the day. I really noticed I was in a worse mood later on. Hopefully I'll adjust. I am making good progress on Made in America, so there's that.

This weekend I'm thinking of going to the mall and seeing about a new bathing suit and maybe a Father's Day gift. While I'm down there, I'm probably going to try to see a movie or two. However, I'm not quite sure what to see. So, I'm going to try this thing. A poll, which I haven't before. Let's see how this goes...

[Poll #1752861]

(Dude, I didn't know posting a poll wipes out everything you wrote above it! I had to reconstruct this post from memory! Not cool! Well fine then. I had a whole paragraph about these photos but just forget it. ... My favorite one is 20, BTW.)
lotus0kid: (only love)
Got a very cool [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 meme on Friday:

Five favorite beta or ambiguously canon relationships (link goes to TVtropes)

I love beta couples! Honestly, I tend to find them more interesting than the main couples, maybe because the characters aren't as fully developed (because character development can sometimes mean draping him/her/them in cliches).

Only trouble is I just know there are dozens I'm forgetting. Anyway, some spoilers. )

*sigh* If I'm smart, I will clean today. Like a real clean, not just vacuuming the kitchen and wiping down the trouble spots in the bathroom. Come on, self, you can listen to music while you do it, it'll be nice.
lotus0kid: (city)

Honestly, though, I did recently find out that I was born and raised in the fifth richest county in the country. Ye-eah... *fidgets under mink coat of privilege*

Anywho, meme! From [livejournal.com profile] zombres:

Comment with "Come at me, bro"
• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

She gave me some kickass questions, for serious. )


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