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Apr. 28th, 2012

That Buffy meme

Had to finish my marathon (7 seasons in 21 days) before I could do it, but here it is:

Sep. 10th, 2009

Dollhouse ep13

I finally got around to watching the unaired episode tonight. I can see why it wasn't shown, as it'd be really hard to keep going from there, but after seeing it--and ending up with tears streaming down my face--I almost wish the show hadn't been renewed. It was really the perfect ending.

On a completely (and as unrelated as you can possibly get) note, how should I get my hair cut? )

Apr. 18th, 2009

This is my brain ATM

Time for a disjointed post, facilitated through interpretative dance. Um, I mean bulletpoints. Divided into thematic divisions, of course, because I desperately need to control some part of my life.

Merlin )
AWZ )
Other )

There were other bits and bobs I wanted to include in random post of randomness but the sticky notes have fallen off my brain and gotten lost in the clutter of obscure trivia and strings of miscellaneous foreign words. Gone forever.

Hope you're all enjoying your weekends!

Feb. 16th, 2009

Monday blather

Thank you, client, for scheduling an early morning appointment with me and then not bothering to call. I appreciate that. Really.

At least getting up early is getting me motivated to DO STUFF. My sleep schedule's seriously out of whack. I'm up until dawn, then the animals pounce on me a few hours later, and I'm feeling sleep-deprived and sluggish.

Which has been my excuse all weekend for doing NOTHING but indulging in writing and reading and television.
But today I have Being Human to look forward to, which is turning out to be rather brilliant. And there's that whole "doing stuff" thing too, which so far has involved throwing in some laundry and thinking about diving into my taxes and pondering fic. Haven't gotten much further than that.

At the moment, though, I have to see what the dog wants. He's looking at me with those intent eyes, but it's not dinnertime and he's been out I've already lifted him onto the couch twice and he's jumped off, so that's not it. Why can't you talk, dammit!

Happy Monday, kittens!

p.s. [info]sarcasticchick just found Thomas Jefferson/Alexander Hamilton slash. I boggled for two seconds and then asked for George Washington/Benedict Arnold hatesex. I NEED SLEEP! (She does more, she's been up all night. FEAR US!)

Feb. 8th, 2009

Assorted links

Just some quickies because I really need to go to bed.

Fidelity: Don't Divorce: You've probably already seen this. It's lovely, you should probably watch it again, and then forward it to everybody you know. It makes me all sniffly.

Joss Whedon continues to rock my world: I still call my iPod "my Walkman." OK? I am old. I have gray in my beard -- which, by the way, is terribly sexy. (I'm especially amused by this because I often work with Wharton and they're all so serious, and don't have a clue what to do with Joss.)

Anything Sam can do, Sam can do better: Battle of the Life On Mars versions. I think you all know who I'm rooting for.

([info]sdk, that last one is for you. I also want you to watch this vid after you see 1x07. Will you flail as hard as I do?)

Jul. 29th, 2008

Did y'all see this?

Be Like Me

And apparently there are more planned. I'm just awed by their creativity -- it just keeps going and going and going. Like a sinkhole.

And a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY (if somewhat belated) to [info]randacello. I hope you had a good one!!!

Jul. 20th, 2008

Messing About

So [info]sarcastic_jo and I were discussing Joss Whedon's fondness for sharp metal objects in the gut. It must be his preferred mode of death -- he's chalked up quite an impressive list of casualties: Stomach wound, anyone? )

Yes, that was the burning question of the day. Today started slow and ended slower. I've had a blissfully useless day: playing with my critters, reading some fic, learning what "flangst" is. (I've encountered it obviously -- I read Drarry after all -- I just had no idea it had a name.)

I also played around a bit on Ravelry too. What a cool site, I've already seen about a zillion projects I want to try! I'm "lilithilien" there if anybody wants to friend me.

Oh, had a funny conversation with my dad too, who told me that he spent all day Friday changing banks because his bank's started charging a service fee. And that's fine, service fees are annoying. But Dad drove around in person, visiting every bank in Greenville until he found one that he liked. All to save $5/month. (And I thought I was cheap!) I said, "Dad, why didn't you just call around and save on gas?" Long pause, then he chuckled and said, "You know, I just didn't think to do that." (This is the man who, the last time he had to fly somewhere, went up to the airport counter on the day he wanted to leave, like it was a big bus in the sky.) I swear, sometimes I wonder how the man's lasted for 82 years.

~~~~~

Here's today's happy place...

I wonder if the kitty played with his hair. If you were a kitty, could you resist?

Jul. 12th, 2008

Joss Whedon is my King

from Gawker:

Q. Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris in an Internet musical in which the lovable loser baddy is kind of the good guy, and the good guy is kind of a dick—and it's a musical?! Um, how? Wha? How on earth did this develop?
A: Who is to say who is the villain and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary. But I know that people who grow up identifying with outsiders are the people I are. Plus singing is the universal language, along with being on fire.


and then

There's very little Nate [Fillion] can't do. He's a renaissance man! Like with the sculpting and the Italian guys!


and still more

Q. What Buffy/Firefly props have you held onto as personal mementos?
A. I have a life-sized Sean Maher made of human flesh that keeps screaming that it's the real Sean Maher and I should unchain it. Amazing technology!


And he pushes Equality Now and female superheroes.

Seriously, love.

Jul. 11th, 2008

A mixed bag

Did 2/3 of my flist go to Portus? *listens to crickets chirping*

Not me! I'm enjoying another quiet weekend in the country, critter-sitting while the Ex goes camping. I'd hoped I'd get the writing bug, but mostly I'm playing traffic cop, moving my dog from his favourite spot (blocking the closet with the catbox), keeping the cats from trying to get in there at the same time (fighting in the catbox isn't pretty), and caaaarefully opening the door to let pups in and out without disturbing the hornet's nest.

It's always such an odd feeling being out here. The Ex and I split in 2004 and I moved into the city, where I don't know any of my neighbours. In the two days I've been out here, two sets of neighbours have stopped by to see how I've been, to invite me to the farmer's market tomorrow, and let me know they're here in case anything happens. It's bizarre. I truly appreciate the anonymity of the city, I felt awfully claustrophobic when I lived out here, but ... I'm just a little touched by this now.

Another thing I've noticed is that this place completely saps my energy. Maybe it's because I look at it as a mini-holiday, but I've got no motivation to do anything other than nap on the deck. I did take my camera on one of my walks tho, so on Sunday expect some baby pet pics. And corn. Lots and lots of corn.


And now, couple of very random links, a little politics, a little fandom, a bit of IJ goodness. Actually, let's start with that one. [info]squeaky has put up six new site schemes—I like them, they're more, um, subtle than the previous ones. To change yours, go to http://www.insanejournal.com/manage/settings/.

Now on to the unsubtle extreme, some inexcusable behaviour from Bush: The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter." He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock. I'm just gobsmacked! This sounds like what you'd expect in a frathouse, not a G8 summit. Only 192 days to go. Hopefully there won't be another war on his way out.

More politics and more hypocrisy: Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a conservative Republican Christian who has called homosexuality the 'downfall of society,' has been caught with his pants down—literally—in a gay sex scandal. King was reportedly nabbed having sex with a male assistant by his wife, Paige King, in the couple's own bed. *smirk*

The real world is too weird. How's about some fandom news instead?

More Joss: Dollhouse, created by Joss Whedon...will turn out 50 minutes of programming in each hour-long episode instead of the usual 42 to 44 minutes." They're going to have fewer, more costly commercial breaks. I love this idea!

More Draco: Yes, I admit, I'm getting excited. Finally, some Draco!

There was also some less good news... spoilers )

Jun. 8th, 2008

Relax [Take It Easy]

Boy, did I ever need this weekend! It's been a really good one, too. HOT but I've kept the windows closed so my apt's stayed pretty cool. My poor Rudy is not appreciating his thick sheltie coat, though. He's begging to be shaved. (I did kind of give him a pseudo-Brazilian but that's probably TMI, isn't it?)

OK, let's see what's happened this weekend:

* Posted the final chapter of my HP/TW crossover smutathon: The Hogwarts Reunion Is When Everything Changes (And Torchwood Is Ready).
* Finished the first draft of my fic for [info]malfoycest_day.
* Cranked out some rocking marketing copy for work.
* Brunched with the lovely Ottawa Slashers, yakked about fandom for a few hours. Good times!
* Cleaned! I tackled the kitchen (including mopping) AND the bathroom (including the grout). I might even have dusted one of my bookshelves. I fear I've been possessed by an alien!
* Was awed by that ep of Doctor Who. Have now added dust in the sunlight to the list of things that terrify me.

The work emails for this week are already piling in, it's going to be ugly. But I'm putting those aside for the evening and eeking out every last second of this weekend. Got an flist to catch up with, a fic to beta, and [info]hp_wankfest waiting to read -- there's some wonderfully twisted stuff there, so if you need to cool down with some hot porn, check it out!

Fun link of the day: Interview with Joss Whedon about Dollhouse:
Question : I know you're a big Battlestar fan. Was it great for you to get to work with Tahmoh Penikett?
Whedon : I'm gonna go out on a limb here and tell the truth – I've had a man-crush on Tahmoh since the first episode of Battlestar ... And it follows my rule with Nathan [Fillion]. Hire a Canadian! They’re gentlemen and they're very tall.

<3 Joss (BTW, [info]dollhouse has opened in eager anticipation of Joss' new series. I just posted some new set pics. Join up!)

I hope you're all enjoying your weekends! I'll try to stop by your journals and say hi this eve.

May. 15th, 2008

Lots of good things

A day of awesomeness all around! First off (because it is all about me), I got the most fantastic package from [info]noorie! Lots of movies that I can't wait to watch AND an awesome handmade gift care AND the coolest silver bracelet with blue beads on this flexible wire so it wraps right around my wrist -- I absolutely adore it!

Then there was good news in California!

And youtubey goodness from Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku.

And there was fic posting, which thanks to [info]sarcastic_jo's poking turned out much better than it was just a few days ago. Feels so good to post something after so, so long!

And then there was Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day. Cute movie, not one I'll end up thinking much about afterwards, but lots of eye candy in the shape of Mark Strong and Ciarán Hinds (who keeps getting hotter the older he gets) and Lee Pace (who can't ditch that Oklahoma accent to save his life). The costumes were gorgeous too, it's that 1930s style -- we decided that Shirley Henderson should always dress like that, it suits her so well.

Speaking of Shirley, some not so good news here: Moaning Myrtle won't be in HBP. Cut no doubt so we can have more Lavender Frickin' Brown. Which means that there will likely be no sympathetic ear for Draco, which means that he's just going to be bad, bad, bad, because even JKR's simplistic handling of him is apparently too complex for the filmmakers. *is not impressed at all*

*sighs* I did say it was a day of awesomeness, didn't I? Well, it was mostly all good.

Oh, and flisters, help please: [info]bridgetmkenna is searching for Asians in fanfic -- she's compiled a list of Asian characters but also wants links to fics -- go and rec her your favourite Ronon Dex stories!