♥ I will always pimp this show, so if you've wanted to watch Chicago Fire, all episodes are up online until it comes back on January 31 here. (Also, alternatively, on hulu).
◄ Speaking of pimping shows, Suits also comes back on January 17! Also was trying to find good fanvids for the show on YT, and stumbled upon these Suits Recruits mini-episodes that I think were produced just for the fans? (HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! I hope they end up on the DVDs.) My favorite is the Firing Norma one. Harold, you and your curly blond head are my favorite.
Another favorite is the Quote for Quote. HARVEY SPECTER QUOTES THE PRINCESS BRIDE. WHOOOOOOOOOOPPP.
There is a whole bunch of them here and I'd highly recommend viewing them - if you're a fan or just aren't sure if you want to watch the show, it's great for dipping your toes in.
- Steampunk Sailor Moon by StarMasayume
- YOUNG AVENGERS ARE BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK YAYYYYYYYYYYYY (I only recognize Billy, Teddy, Kate, and kid!Loki on the cover, which is an interesting line-up. I wish Cassie and Jonas were still alive. And I wish they could get Eli to come back and be a superhero again. And I have no idea why Tommy isn't on the line up either but he should be. Oh well.)
- BATGIRL FANS, STEPH'S FAN-CREATED FILM IS HERE. YAYNESSSSSSS Episode 1: Blindside. It is fabulous so far, and it stays very true to the comic. Which is loveliness.
now I have to go back to writing essays and trying not to drown in all the literature I have to read (on the one hand, I love literature, on the other, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY IS THERE SO MUCH WORKKKKKKKKKKKKK?)
The end of season two is nigh, Teen Wolf fandom! If we're going to cope until next summer, we're going to need each other's help.
Because we all know we're stronger as a pack.
For the Sake of Your Wolflihood is a friending meme intended to help you build that perfectly-tailored circle of fandom friends to squee with and depend on. It's hosted on Dreamwidth for ease of browsing, but incorporates any and all services, including Tumblr, Twitter, LiveJournal and more. You don't need a DW account to participate.
Batter my heart, three-person'd God ; for you
As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ;
That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp'd town, to another due,
Labour to admit you, but O, to no end.
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captived, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain,
But am betroth'd unto your enemy ;
Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Stumbled upon this code to have the lj-cut image go back to its former design, for those who are finding the scissors image ugly: http://xylodemon.livejournal.com/47
Personally, I don't care either way. I'm kinda ambivalent more often than not when LJ decides to change things. Could be because I've totally moved over to Dreamwidth - well, besides just the friendslist and a few comms here and there that aren't on DW.
I grew up bent over
I loved the word endgame.
All my cousins looked worried.
It was a small house
near a Roman graveyard.
Planes and tanks
shook its windowpanes.
A retired professor of astronomy
taught me how to play.
That must have been in 1944.
In the set we were using,
the paint had almost chipped off
the black pieces.
The white King was missing
and had to be substituted for.
I’m told but do not believe
that that summer I witnessed
men hung from telephone poles.
I remember my mother
blindfolding me a lot.
She had a way of tucking my head
suddenly under her overcoat.
In chess, too, the professor told me,
the masters play blindfolded,
the great ones on several boards
at the same time.
You can also listen to the poem being read by the author.
This poem might've come around during the last five National Poetry Month extravaganzas I did around here or not (Charles Simic has definitely been featured here before), I don't remember, but he is one of my favorite contemporary poets ever. Ever.
"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."
The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.
No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.
Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.
Fox news confirms this:
Youtube video explaining this:
The end is nigh, folks.
I hate everything.
* The new Wonder Woman reboot. I haven't seen Friday Night Lights (I have been hearing fantastic things about it...) so can't comment on the actress but she's pretty enough.
* Terra Nova. I seriously have to plea that people stop making awesome tv! (at least for a little while.) Seriously! I can't get to it all.
*Abandon by Meg Cabot is coming out the 26th of April. (And the sequel to Insatiable in July? I think. Which is yay!! and all but it means I'm gonna have to break my promise to myself and break out the piggy bank even though I firmly told myself no more spending money on frivolous things. And books unfortunately go under that heading because you can't really wear a book or eat a book or survive in any way on a book.) It looks like it'll be a creepy story and that is awesome too! Because the story of Persephone and Hades is a *creepy* story. (Is it bad that I now want someone to write a modern day retelling of the Eros/Psyche story? Because that is so not a creepy story. But I really should be happy we're getting the Persephone/Hades retelling because that is an awesome story too - even if it is creepy. Ah the romantic in me.)
In Smallville news, Lex Luthor is coming back for the finale. I have no idea how they'll swing that but I'll tune in even if he's not my most favorite character on SV.
*Also, I feel I have to apologize to you all as I've been a very bad lj-friend lately what with not commenting or talking to any of you on here. I swear it's not personal and I am reading all of your updates, it's just I don't have the energy to think up replies at the moment. Maybe next week when I'm on break and haven't lost my head...
Btw, I love violet/purple. It is my most favorite color ever! But still, it was majorly hard coming up with ten things that were violet-colored (which is why I cheated oh so badly and had most of them be a combination of flowers & jewelry. Forgive me?)
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I stumbled upon weheartit.com and joined. I think it's like a pointless combination of social networking sites and tumblr, that focuses less on the networking and more on the sharing of pretty pictures that you can "heart" and subsequently have on your own page for all of time. But for all its pointlessness, sometimes you just need to look at the pretty. Which is all I'm saying. (It is also majorly scary that I gathered 83 pictures in less than an hour of joining. The Internet Age = the age where reading isn't required anymore.)
- Julie Plec, one of producers on TVD, tweeted this awesome TVD video - Your Biggest Fan.
- Not related to TVD, but this is an awesome post on accessibility codes and why it's much better to use <strong></strong> and <em></em> to bold things and emphasize them respectively.
- Von Grey Music is following me on Twitter. Which I find odd since I have no idea how they came across my name. I had no idea who this "Von Grey" person was and after doing some research, found that they're apparently four sisters singing music together. They're really good, although I have no idea what kind of label you'd put on their music - not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. I especially love "Rise Up", "Volcano", "What's Your Name", and their cover of Vertical Horizon's "You're a God." I think they're just all-around adorable. And I get giddy at discovering new music! So give them a try. :D
a meme stolen from the ever wonderful loki_onyx:
01. Your middle name, or explain your chosen name:
02. Mental age:
03. Single or taken:
04. Favorite book:
05. Favorite song or album:
06. What do you believe is your calling in life? Your greatest passion?
07. What's your worst recurring nightmare/biggest fear?
08. Faith, has you any? And if so, what, and if not, why not?:
09. Do we know each other outside of LJ? Do we want to?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you tell me something painful if it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favorite memory of us?
14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes what are they?
17. What is your favorite food?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Gender identity?
26. Affectionate/sexual orientation?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
( My answers )
I'm actually glad that it was just a case of him oversleeping because I was really worried that I had somehow messed up and gotten something wrong and he was probably waiting for me somewhere entirely else so when he did call and explained why he was running late, I was very relieved and went back to reading the two books I wanted to check out while I waited for him. (Both books, in case you were wondering, were by Mitali Perkins, Monsoon Summer and The Secret Keeper. Monsoon Summer I had already read but wanted to re-read.)
* multi_ficathon is coming! Multi_ficathon will be starting up on July 29th with the prompting on Thursday and writing for twenty-four hours all day Saturday and Sunday. I was thinking of trying it out, never done this kind of thing before so we shall see.
* sailormoon: The Big Sprawling Crossover List links to fan art where Sailor Moon is crossed over with EVERYTHING. I do mean everything.
Makes me feel a bit guilty honestly.
But this is absolutely addicting...so, it helps me procrastinate and apparently helps feed the world. HOW COOL IS THAT??
[Okay, geeky moment over...]
[300 grains of rice... =^^=]
-Aww, Henry is the best. ^___^
-Yeah for Marc! He was so cute there at the end. ("So what happens if I get scared?")
-Not enough Amanda appearances in this eppy. T_T
-Justin's...attitude isn't really all that believable. Maybe it's the actor, but I found myself wincing at his screen time. It really isn't him.
also there's this cool article on manga
Begs the question, why are people so obsessed with robots??
I also let in the kitty tonight and Dad's trying to get it to go home. I think it's hungary; keeps following you into the kitchen and looking at you with those big, feline eyes just begging you to give her something. I am such a sap...
I don't know why we have a strange cat coming everyday to our house. Seriously, Hanky-Panky (and that is what the collar says) just strolls in from the backyard door and lies somewhere, looking quite bored and as though she owns the place.
BUT I LOVE HER. (Or him, I honestly have no idea. *hangs head in shame*).
And s/he has the coolest golden eyes I have seen!! She is a very pretty kitty.
I do not understand why I'm feeling so nauseous. It's not the first time I've sprained my ankle; and I'm not sure it'll be the last time either ):
I actually think I was unconcious for a second there. Everything was black for a second and when I opened my eyes, I was on the floor. Not that I even remembered closing my eyes in the first place.
Dad gave me some water and tended to my sprained ankle. I've been watching tv ever since.
I'm not sure if any of you have ever sprained or broken your ankles, but it's not exactly a pleaseant feeling. I know the nausea I felt was normal, but the dizzyness and the fainting were a new experience.
I think the sick feeling only comes when I try to stand on it, so as long as I hop to the bathroom, I think I'll be fine. It is a bit swollen, but nothing horrible.
I really believe that it was not my fault this time! It was dark coming down those stairs and I made it fine until that last big one.
On the upside, I'll be going to bed early because of it. I need me sleep. ^^
I also want to pimp fanatic_poetry. Now. Because I'm actually the mod and I should pimp it. It's not very active, right now, but you could make it so. (Love my advertising? *g*)
And you should read this. I actually read through the whole article yesterday because it's funny and it actually could pertain to me- which is why I'm linking to it. Because it pertains to me (unlike all the other MSN articles that I waste my time trying to read when I could be doing other things) and not just because it's common sense.
And it happened so stupidly. I happened to leave my window open all the way up last night because it was majorly hot. But the weather decided to change and it became cold over night. Besides that I had my fan going on as well and when I woke up, it was like Antartica. Serioulsly, I want to club the weather and beat it to a bloody pulp.
On a brighter note, I came across this website: LibraryThing/ Catalog your books online yesterday. Here's my profile/library catalog, if you want to browse my library. Most of these were read, but the two without ratings as of now are the ones I'm currently reading, or plan to read once I finish the other.
There was something else I think I wanted to talk about, but I can't remember now. (My mind always seems to be in loopy land whenever I even get slightly sick.) Oh well, don't thing it was that important anyways.
I came online for a few minutes to share an article with you I read today from Psychology Today (should really be studying for midterms). I'm really into psychology and am hoping to take the elective next year (or maybe this semester if my other elective falls through).
Fiction readers score higher on empathy and social acumen tests than do readers of nonfiction.
I find this true. Mostly because since I read a lot more fiction than compared with my brothers, I fancy myself as being more empathetic than them.
And this puts it in much better words than I could ever come up with about why some of us like reading fiction:
'So why turn to fiction at all, when we can enjoy the real thing? For starters, works of fiction don't simply mimic real life. "They intensify it and make it much more interesting," Zunshine says. What's more, stories let us play with the fire of emotions from a safe remove. "You know that this whole set of events is contained and you can get up and leave or you can put your book down," explains Keith Oatley, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto. With a thriller, for example, you can feel the hero's grief and anxiety without actually losing your family or being pursued by assassins. And unlike real friends, your literary soul mates expect nothing of you. As Oatley puts it, "You get these emotions for free."'
It's an interesting article, and definitely worth a read
P.S.-After this week, I'll be on a lot more; I'll catch up with commenting and I have a meme to fill out, and I'm working on some other projects. But until Friday, I won't be fully on; I will probably just lurk.