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Feb. 10th, 2013

Well that was special

I was supposed to do another Winterlude post tonight. Instead, I ended up watching Georgy Girl for the first time. I had no idea. All I can say now is how happy I am to be living in this time/place, where even if misogyny is still rampant, it's hard to get away with touting babynapping and marrying an elderly lech because he's rich as a happy ending for a homely girl.

I hear ya, sister.

Nov. 23rd, 2012

Review: W.E.

Heaven knows I'll watch anything about Wallis Simpson and Edward. I even enjoyed that nonsense that Steven Campbell-Moore and Joelly Richardson did a few years back. So I'd been wanting to see W.E., Madonna's directing/scriptwriting debut, since it came out. I just watched it, and... I am confused.


Sep. 22nd, 2012

Angel, you suck like the worst kind of terrible sucking thing

And maybe Liza-Lu doesn't want to marry you!

(Sorry, that's as coherent as my thoughts get after watching Tess of the D'Urbervilles.)

Aug. 21st, 2012

That's why I would go

Last December, I went to a Christmas party in Hampstead. The host was a woman I'd never met before, a benefactor of the foundation where I volunteered; each year, she opens up her gorgeous home for the group's party. I knew nothing about her, other than that she was American. But at the party, we were both sitting over to the side, both kind of outsiders, and I asked her about her little dog, a Jack Russell terrier, that was shivering by the fire. I told her my brother's JRT looked just the same (and had the same afflictions), and from there the conversation rolled on to other similarities in our lives: our love of the UW campus in Madison, our studies of Irish lit and history, our mutual alma mater University College Dublin, the translation projects we'd both been involved in, the Spanish art she had in her house (I was headed to Granada for Christmas)... it even turned out that she hailed from a place not 200 miles from where I grew up. The similarities were uncanny, and I left calling her the Future Me.

At one point in the evening, she asked me if I'd seen Another Earth. She was so cute as she asked it, saying something like "it's science fiction, which I know isn't everybody's thing..." After I reassured her that no, no, it was very much my thing, she told me about this wonderful little indie film that she had just seen.

Jun. 27th, 2010

Oi what a timesuck

So the next time I think "oh, a meme, that's a good way to kill a few minutes before bed," somebody just shoot me.

This is the movie meme that's been going around, supposedly with one entry per day. Since I fail at that kind of routine, here's the whole thing in one shot.

May. 18th, 2010

My icon says it all

Today I...

* got a new client *ka-ching!*
* finished a bit of writing and sent it off to Aldi
* got thinky thoughts over the next chapter, which is really exciting because I want to dive into this new character
* heard from a dear and sorely missed friend *squishes Rosebach unbelievably tight*
* got squeeful over [info]paraka podficcing one of my stories *bouncebouncebounce*

And now I've got a spread of Lebanese olives, a Spanish wine, and three different kinds of cheeses, which I'm savouring while watching Alice In Wonderland. This movie has the best look ever! And it's like Lord of the Rings on acid. Also, may just I say that Crispin Glover is like walking sex. Walking sex with an eyepatch. He can take me right now yes.

Tonight I refuse to think about the Gulf Coast as a dead sea, Alabama geometry teachers, or my incredibly frustrating father. Nope, right now, life is pretty close to perfect.

Mar. 17th, 2010

Pimping post

Lately some of the new folks on my flist have been talking about their introduction to gay films and TV, and I haven't seen any mention of two of my very favourites. So since I have a huge pile of work to do today, I thought it was high time for a pimping post.

There. I hope that you've enjoyed today's random act of procrastination. Find these films if you can, you won't be disappointed!

Dec. 28th, 2009

Make poverty history... cheaper drugs now!!

Oh dear. Amazon.co.uk is a dangerous place to wander into with Christmas money. Damn their irresistible box-set sales!

I've spent the past few days in a blur of movie watching/knitting. I watched Dorian Gray, 500 Days of Summer, An Education, Moon, My Favorite Year, and A Film With Me In It. No, there's no pattern there, but my dad's lap quilt is now a metre-square and just might be done by his birthday at the end of January. If my hands don't fall off first.

Also, this:

*bouncy bouncy bouncy* Is it January 10th yet?

Nov. 5th, 2009


Which was kinda weird to see -- I mean, mentally I've been trying to brace myself*, but when I looked out the window to see things moving nearly horizontally across my view, my first thought was "what an odd rain." (Followed quickly by nooooooooooooooooooooo.)

Also, [personal profile] deakat is a goddess! She waved her magic wand over my laptop (she called it installing drivers, but I caught a glimpse of her wand before she stashed it away) and now my screencapture software works, and we maybe have an (albeit imperfect) workaround to nab episodes of AWZ.

To celebrate, we watched Bandits, which was AWESOME! Wonderful cracky fun right up until the end. (The end which I have recut in my head.) And now I have a long list of new movies I must see staring Katja Riemann *sigh* My work is never done.

So in conclusion, today looks a bit brighter than yesterday, despite the grey snow clouds overhead.

* Sorry, much as I love Canada, this transplanted Texan is never going to fully embrace winter. At least I don't run screaming to the Dominican Republic anymore...

Feb. 19th, 2009

Stuff that is good

Things making me happy today:

1) That [info]sarcasticchick describes Bradley James' voice like so: "it's like he rolls the words around in his mouth first, fucking them before letting them out so they sound all ... satiated. and fucked." Let's just all take a few minutes to ponder that, shall we?

2) That Robert Downey Jr. says of Holmes and Watson: "I think the word bromance is so passe. We are two men who happen to be roommates who wrestle a lot and share a bed."

3) That Murray "One Night In Bangkok" Head is ASH's brother. I had no idea!! Now I'm looking at him, the resemblance is obvious!

4) That I've just added Chislehurst caves to my itinerary. Hello, Afanc!

5) That I've outlined almost my entire my Big Bang story -- 3K words already!

Things I'm not thinking about today:

2) How badly I want a new journal graphic because I just don't have time!!)

Feb. 2nd, 2009

Not sure why I'm writing about childhood memories and porn in the same post, but there you go

My favourite childhood movie is being remade: Escape to Witch Mountain will become Race to Witch Mountain, starring the Rock in the role formerly played by Eddie Albert.

Oh hey, I wrote porn!

Title: Dirty Laundry
Authors: [info]lilithilien
Fandom/Characters: Merlin, Arthur/Merlin
Word Count/Rating: 500 words/NC-17
Summary: Uther is not impressed with Merlin. Arthur is.
Disclaimer: So very not mine. If they were, this scene would be canon.
A/N: Missing scene from episode 1x04. This started with [info]sarcastic_jo innocently questioning whether Arthur wore the longcoat of sexxx during the initial meeting with King Bayard. Of course, that required watching again, as well as pondering why Arthur was slumming while everybody else was dressed to the nines. Cracky porn ensued.

Dirty Laundry

Jan. 30th, 2009

Neil Gaiman's Coraline trailer

That's really the library in his house. *wants so bad*

And Neil Jordan is going to be directing the film of The Graveyard Book. How cool is that?

Oct. 18th, 2008

This is the most appropriate icon I have

Unfortunately no Sylar Spock in the team shot, but aside from that, this picture makes me very happy. Honestly I was a little worried about Simon Pegg in the role (love him, but couldn't see him as Scotty) but you know, I think it's going to be okay. More pics are here.

How did it get so late all of a sudden? A few minutes ago I started to look at a few online travel guides (so much for rationing the Internet) and now it's six hours later. Unbelievable! This site is pretty awesome with budget tips and city guides. But I have no idea how I spent six hours there...

Hope y'all are having a good night. I think we all deserve this weekend, yeah?

Sep. 24th, 2008

Inescapable politics and fandom escapes.

If I walked into a bank, with no collateral and a history of reckless spending, and asked for a loan of an unspecified amount, just requested that it be "a really large number," I'd be escorted out by security. But that's what Bush's bailout plan did, according to Forbes:

In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy. "It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."

And I can't believe that stunt McCain pulled today -- cancelling the campaign so he could focus on the economic crisis, when he hasn't cast a vote in the Senate since April 8th and has missed 412 (64%) votes in this session of Congress, making him the poorest performing Senator in the country. Yeah, he's going to be a real help, I'm sure! ETA: Letterman's miffed!

I'm sorry, I generally avoid mixing politics and fandom, but this has just been too surreal.

*breathes deep*

OK. Now I've got that out of my system ... back to the fun stuff.

Have you guys seen Ice Blues yet? I saw it the other night and I gotta say, I think it's my favourite yet!

Oh, and then Heroes went and knocked my socks off what with its action-packed death-defying chest-baring secret-revealing self. Tim Kring's reeled me in for another season, hook line and sinker.

And one last thing...I found this on fjardrako's journal last night: all the Metros I've ever ridden.
Wheeee! )

And that's all I got. But this week is halfway over, and for that I have to say hooray!

Aug. 14th, 2008


Well, that was lots of fun! Turned out it was the first night of Ottawa's Greek Fest, so Rhonda and I met her bf there, enjoyed great music and delicious food (meat-on-a-stick! dolmades! olives! and wine, so much wine!), and then we danced off all the calories. And watched the Zorba Dancers, a male dance troupe who apparently enjoyed touching each other as much as they enjoyed dancing. Oh, and during the belly dancing portion of the evening, there were also a few men dancing, and boy could they shimmy!

Just skimming my flist tonight -- I will catch up this weekend, I promise -- but I found a great article on Rocknrolla. (Heads up, [info]omarandjohnny!) I'm looking forward to it ... a little something to temper my disappointment over HBP. (As is this drool-worthy Draco/Harry picture. As [info]sarcastic_jo says, "They're so shagging." Damn WB for delaying my eyecandy!)

And I promised a Porny Snippet tonight -- [info]bbtp_challenge is in just 17 days! Not wanting to neglect the artists, I went looking and found this amazing thing by [info]artisticentropy ...

*takes a moment*

Now I'm beat, so I'm going to turn in. Sleep well, chickadees!

Aug. 9th, 2008

I'm a lemming so...

I'm following [info]sdk and [info]omarandjohnny in wishing myself a Happy IJ Birthday! I opened my journal in June 2007, but my first post was August 5. I came here, like so many others, in the wake of strikethroughboldface. Some of my old friends came over as well, and I'm so glad that we've built something new here.

But the vast majority of my flist are people who I would never have met at LJ. I was just dipping my toe into the HP waters then and the LJ-based fandom was more than slightly intimidating. Here I felt braver and welcomed, and with [info]bbtp_challenge and [info]phoenix_flies and [info]ides_of_march, I've had a great time playing in this sandbox.

I've made incredible friends both in and out of fandom, and I'm continuously inspired by your creativity and all-around awesomeness. And I feel so lucky to be here with you!

*massive hugs all around*

And now, since you poor things had to listen to my rant about Brideshead Revisited, today you'll get to hear me go completely gaga about today's movies.

Mamma Mia )

So yes, movies. The perfect end to a crazy, crappy week. I'm going to read some fic now before bed to hopefully give myself pleasant dreams, but first I have some fun links for you:

* If you've ever worked in tech support (or, like me, have lived with somebody who does) you'll appreciate this: You can't arrange them by penis.

* I don't follow the Olympics, but I do follow Neil Gaiman, and he told me to watch this, so I did: BBC Sports' very cool Olympics ad. The bitey creatures reminded me of Yannick Puig's I Live On the Moon, which enchants me every time I see it.

Night, kittens!

ETA: I got an odd message on Skyehawke just now, it said that the site was infected and to avoid it for my safety. Does anybody have any news about what's going on? ETA again: Not good. I really, really hope they can fix it! I need my Skyehawke fix!

Aug. 7th, 2008

Brideshead Revisited. Or not.

I saw Brideshead Revisited tonight. Big spoilers, [info]omarandjohnny, stay away until you see it!

Jul. 24th, 2008


Is there any better way to spend the evening than with Hepburn and Tracy and a bottle of zin?


Jun. 8th, 2008

Things That Are Just Plain Wrong

[info]das_dingsi already linked to this, but in case you missed it: Sequel planned to Donnie Darko (but this is the best review ever):
A particularly virile, voracious flock of vultures is apparently en route to Cannes, where next week we're told they plan to pre-sell territories to a sequel to Richard Kelly's revelatory 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko. Leading the charge are the sick, sick fuckers at Velvet Octopus, a UK-based sales agency/Faustian hellhole where ideas go to be tortured, mutilated, disemboweled and beheaded in return for an advance against foreign box office.

Life On Mars, American-style

Jun. 1st, 2008

Oh!!!!!!! My!!!!!!!!!! God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never posted this much in my life BUT JAMES McAVOY MIGHT PLAY BILBO!


And if by some miracle you haven't already been spammed, The Hogwarts Reunion Is When Everything Changes (And Torchwood Is Ready) was just updated: Part Three: The Arrival.

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