Nearly five full years
later, I've written fic again. FIC. I WROTE IT. And in that time I guess we've all migrated to AO3 so I guess that's where we're posting things now? Do you even wanna read fic on Livejournal? HOW DOES FANDOM WORK ANYMORE???
TITLE: Origin Myths
FANDOM: Friday Night Lights
CHARACTERS: Tim Riggins/Julie Taylor
A/N: Summary from the Satapatha Brahmana (VII, 2, 1, 4) as translated in The Myth of the Eternal Return
by Mircea Eliade.
SUMMARY: We must do what the gods did in the beginning.
[ Mirrored at AO3
]( Origin MythsCollapse )
VOTE MARTHA JONES
LET'S BE REAL HERE: Doctor Who
fandom is consistently
gross about Martha Jones. She's finally in the running and she's at risk of being knocked out in the first round
. I see how it is, DW
fandom, vote every doctor and companion further and further each year, EXCEPT WHEN IT'S MARTHA. If you voted for Natasha, change your vote
! You know Avengers
isn't going anywhere.
P.S. I AM ON MY WAY TO A PERFECT BRACKET, VOTE MARTHA IF YOU WANNA SEE ME LORD THAT OVER EVERYONE
, BUT ESPECIALLY DUDSKI
P.P.S. I'm also probably going to be really annoying about Liz Lemon, so better unfriend me now.
AAAAAAAAAH. I have a lot of emotions about this, A LOT OF EMOTIONS. Ever since basically January I've been wondering how I would react NOW THAT I AM NO LONGER IN DESPOTIC CONTROL, and apparently it's DREAD MIXED WITH HOPE MIXED WITH BITTERNESS? If I see one comment that says "This game is so much more fun now that the old mod is gone" I'll seriously start crying. CRYING. Anyway, I should save this emotion for destroying Male Watson, who the fuck is that guy.
VOTE TILL I DIE:
Liz Lemon: YOU AND ME, LL, ONE LAST TIME. I recently rewatched THE ENTIRE SHOW and the part that kills me in the finale is not "I love you too, Jack" [although that does kill me] but when she says "Goodbye, Jack Donaghy" in that voice, THAT VOICE. All the Emmys to Tina Fey for the way she said that one line.
Rae Earl: Everyone watch My Mad Fat Diary
NOW NOW NOW and then nominate it and then vote Rae Earl forever. This show is so amazing and wonderful and raw and powerful, I love it so much I can't talk about it. I know people love My So-Called Life
for the way it captures the pain and wonder of growing up, but for whatever reason that show never fully resonated with me in that way. MMFD
, however, destroys me every episode and puts me back together every episode.
It's only six eps long and it's all up on Youtube (full playlist
). Even if you're not playing in FMM, watch it.
Whaaaaaatup, my bitches!!! I stand by that greeting. Like some of you, I'm considering an LJ renaissance of sorts so I guess this is my first attempt. It's been a hard winter for me (seems like that for a lot of us, this is the darkest timeline?) but nothing terribly major other than a crippling case of SAD. Last week when it was below 20 degrees every single fucking day, I basically stopped speaking. The most I could manage was mumbling hello to my co-workers and maybe picking up my phone once to tell my mother I wasn't dead. I'm a bit better now that it's hovering in the 40s-50s (in January!), if this is global warming I'll take it.
What else is happening? I went to Shanghai on a business trip! What the what?! I ate a lot of soup dumplings and had a pretty nice relaxing time as far as business trips go, it was just really fucking cold there too. Ugh. For once I would like work to send me to the Bahamas or something, why isn't that happening. Anyway on the flight back I got bumped up to first class, hoooly shit, I can never fly to Asia in coach again. I'm ruined! Absolutely ruined.
Man, things aren't too bad, why am I always so sad? Depression, you guys.
ONWARD TO TELEVISION! I am watching an obscene amount of sitcoms because emotionally that is all I'm equipped to handle right now. ( Ben and Kate, Miranda, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Archer, Bob's Burgers, Happy Endings, Go On, Cougar Town, Suburgatory, 30 RockCollapse )
And now to make it an official typicrobots
post, a picspam! This show is less sitcom, more terrifying and upsetting. AND I LOVE IT.( Utopia: 1x01 - 1x03Collapse )
Guys, of all the reasons for me to post on LJ again, you probably didn't see this one coming - icon update!!! What is this, 2009? But I got in a weird mood the other night to turn old tumblr posts into icons, so I've created a new section to my icon index: Newest Additions
. HAHAHA x infinity. We'll see how frequently that gets updated (I even dated it so that the next time I do this, which will naturally be in five years, we can all have a good laugh. Future Me is always thinking of Future You's amusement.). This also forced me to cut my own user icons down to the requisite 6 now that I don't have a paid account. Bizarre! At first it was heartbreaking to delete icons I've had for YEARS, but then it wasn't. It's like once I got rid of my FMM mod icon, there was nothing that could hurt me anymore.
I also got my first smartphone, and went kind of social media crazy. Man, this really is 2009.
Tell me your usernames so I know it's you! I would say something snarky about people not having consistent usernames across all platforms, but clearly I am no longer one to talk.
YOU GUYS, A REAL POST!!! Nothing about my life because I don't want to talk about that mess, but many thoughts on television, which was once the original and entire point of this journal. Such long lost, far away times. Speaking of, I actually cancelled my paid account because, well, what the hell would be the point of renewing that shit? It'll be weird not having access to my scrapbook, I guess, so treasure my past picspams for however long LJ decides to keep those around! I noticed a while ago there were several missing images from my old picspams, so I guess LJ has slowly been eating them. I've already reconciled in my heart to let them go, and we'll always have tumblr, or you know, until whenever that shit goes under as well.
Anyway, the theme of this post is SERIAL KILLERS. I've always had a long-standing obsession with serial killers and serial killer fiction, but lately I've been staying up all night reading Wikipedia page after Wikipedia page on serial killers and marathoning endless amounts of serial killer television. WHAT IS THAT ABOUT.( Dexter: S6Collapse )( Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974, 1980, 1983Collapse )( Whitechapel: S1, 2x01Collapse )
IN CONCLUSION: I have never been more upset about Megaupload being gone than realizing I've lost all access to Touching Evil
(US) and Wire in the Blood
!!! UGH INTERNET.
(guys, when I open a post with capslock I really wish it would somehow reflect the fancy finger moves I'm also doing - it's more like
). Anyway, I can't believe no one on my flist talked about this show when it first leaked. Tumblr post after tumblr post, and all I thought was: huh, this show has really thorough promos. NO, THE ENTIRE FIRST TWO EPISODES WERE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND NO ONE TOLD ME. You are all fired.( The Borgias: The Poisoned Chalice - The AssassinCollapse )( interview questionsCollapse )
Dear people who are better than me at CSS (so, everyone in the world), how do I get rid of this fucking "share" link?
FLIST, I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW LESLIE KNOPE IS LOSING TO CHANDLER BING. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD? HONESTLY I'VE COMPLETELY GIVEN UP ON EVERY OTHER MATCH-UP, ESPECIALLY THE REST OF THE COMEDY BRACKET WHICH IS AN ACTUAL CESSPOOL OF AWFULNESS RIGHT NOW (EXCEPT FOR LIZ VS. TROY, I'M GREAT WHOEVER WINS), BUT LESLIE KNOPE, I WILL NEVER LET THAT GO, FANDOM. I KNOW WE CAN PULL A KONO VS. DANNO AND TURN THIS SHIT AROUND (NEVER FORGET: THE GREATEST UPSET OF PRELIMS HISTORY AKA MY FAVE MOMENT EVER). I'M GOING TO GO TO SLEEP SOON BUT WHEN I WAKE UP YOU HAD BETTER HAVE FIXED THIS, FLIST.
HAHA, GUYS, HOW GLAD AM I THAT I DON'T ALLOW MYSELF TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FANDOM OFFICE POOL? Even as I was putting the bracket together, I kept thinking how EXTRA agonizing this is going to be for most of my flist. HAVE FUN, NERDS.WATCH MIRANDA
MIRANDA VS. KELLY KAPOOR IS THE MATCH-UP THAT BREAKS MY HEART THE MOST* (is this what Scully vs. Sam Carter feels like for you, dtissagirl
?). In the end I'm rooting for my girl Miranda because my girl Kelly is also your girl. I know you all love Kelly, AS YOU SHOULD, but I also think you'd love Miranda too. SHE IS US. SHE IS FANDOM. She's hilarious and awkward and her idea of a great night is staying in and watching Poirot with her fruit friends (friends made out of fruit). The entire show is on Youtube and only 12 episodes long at 20 minutes each. COME ON, I KNOW YOU ALL, YOU'VE MARATHONED MUCH LONGER SHOWS FOR MUCH LESSER REASONS. And what else are you going to do for the next two days? Fill out your bracket sheet?
*Other heartbreaking match-ups include: Tami vs. Caroline, Mal vs. Eleven, Aeryn vs. Annie, Chloe vs. Olivia, Bones vs. Kono, Leslie vs. Lucille, BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT HAS AN AWESOME LADY FIGHTING ANOTHER AWESOME LADY. Damn you, bracket, damn you.
While going through the votes to weed out cheaters (surprisingly I have found very little yet, am I jinxing myself?), I NOTICED THAT A LOT OF MY NEAREST AND DEAREST DID NOT VOTE FOR THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR. Look, flist, I love our girls - Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy, River - THE MOST. I am always about the Companions over the Doctors. The thing is that Eleven, who has been nothing but great to his Companions, is the only one with a shot of beating out Ten, who has kind of a checkered past with his (on top of which, he's won the entire Sci-Fi bracket before, remember THAT Final Four?).
Also, let's vote Kono
for Hawaii Five-0
, she's Grace Park
Guys! I watched the great American cinematic masterpiece that is Piranha 3D
for Adam Scott, and despite what you may think, this movie is not a senseless bloody boob massacring via fish, but a deeply probing film into our current ecological crisis. HAHAHA NO. This movie is literally the worst. It has nowhere near enough Adam Scott being delightful to make it worth it. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT SO YOU CAN SHARE MY PAIN. ( Piranha 3DCollapse )
Here is a picspam of Never Let Me Go
. I don't even know why! Oh, I do know why, because it's SUPER PRETTY and finally got me back in the picspamming mood. But the thing is ( UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERTCollapse )( Never Let Me GoCollapse )
LOL, did you enjoy that sidescroll? Really you should just get a bigger monitor, I apologize for nothing.
I actually have a million and a half picspams backed up to talk to you guys about (seeeeee, me getting a tumblr only makes me more awesome on LJ, I'm glad I don't regret this) but I figured your bandwidth could use a break after the above picspam. HOWEVER, I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS ONE MOVIE.( Portrait of a Beauty / MiindoCollapse )
( Winter 2011 TV ScheduleCollapse )( My Princess: Episodes 1-2Collapse )
I got the Sony Reader for my birthday/Christmas, the pocket-sized one (and it is! it does fit in my coat pocket!), and my book list looks like some kind of unfocused feminist literature course - nothing but Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Lisa Kleypas. I swear, being able to read romance novels on the subway without the embarrassing covers is only like, 99% the reason I got an e-reader. BOOK RECS??? I eagerly have Prep
by Curtis Sittenfeld and Room
by Emma Donoghue awaiting me, yay lady authors.