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So I watched this vid of Jake Gardiner & Morgan Rielly quiz each other and I thought it was the cutest thing.

Apparently, there are like a lot more vids now of other Leafs getting quizzed by Brooke Pashley (who, I've gathered, is a reporter/host for Leafs TV or something).

the others I really cared about:
The @BrookePashley Minute: with Phil Kessel (people say he's awkward around cameras, but I say he's really adorable)
The @BrookePashley Minute: with Tyler Bozak (when he says his greatest quality is that he's caring, I just about died)
The @BrookePashley Minute With JVR (Jen Aniston is his crush, ahhh, I can totally agree with that choice tho--I'm a total Aniston fan as well)
The @BrookePashley Minute with: Nazem Kadri (Phil's in the background the whole time and he's a lot less awkward than he was in his own interview) 
The @BrookePashley Minute with: Kuli (I really love his accent, but then again I love all accents, but he's still adorable)
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» Actors who I love are continuing to say dismissive and hurtful things: Tyler Posey had this to say about Sterek. Dude, I get being bitter and resentful, but that's crossing a line.*

*I'm still not over that Clark Gregg interview where he insinuated that people giving up on Agents of SHIELD because it didn't feature Thor or Stark or anyone else from The Avengers/Marvel-in-general were "losers".

» Speaking of Marvel, I'm so freaking ecstatic I'm not the only one who'd give up a first-born to see a Runaways movie being made, or the only one still getting up every day and asking myself, is today the day I get my Runaways movie?* Drew Pearce and how Marvel's Runaways are more like The Godfather in tone. I mean both BKV, and Whedon have written for this comic, get on that Marvel people.

*I mean Runaways the comic here--six teenagers with powers who find out their parents are all evil, and run away to forge their own path, not the Dakota Fanning movie about female rockers.
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Happy Presidents' Day/Normal Monday. I did wonder this morning why we celebrate Presidents' Day and this Washington Post article kinda explains it. (I myself prefer the apostrophe at the end--to be all inclusive and equal.)

And another link: Living on a Maine island during the winter. I actually live on the mainland, but it was an interesting article nonethless. I have only been to Peaks once, but that once was an awesome time.


I also have to share what happened yesterday at the mall. My mother and I (after I spent the whole day dreading it and hoping the Apocalypse would come, or a natural disaster or something to get me out of it because I did not want to go) spent a few hours at Macy's trying on dresses for graduation. Ugh. I went through this once five years ago, and I had hoped never to repeat it. But, life, it is so hard. I did find a kinda okay dress, but I didn't buy it because I wasn't all that into it, and I want to come back March or sometime later. (I don't want to go back a second time but I feel like I'm still carrying around a lot of holiday/winter weight that I will hopefully lose when spring comes around.)

Anyway, that is not the story I wanted to tell. After trying on a few dresses, my mother and I went to get chicken teriyaki at the food court and when we were coming back in the direction of Macy's (because that's where we were dropped off and had to return), we saw two guys holding hands. I thought they were extremely cute. My mother? Said they were crazy.

I'm choosing to believe she meant it in a kinda concerned way and not...homophobic way. But there's honestly no way to tell. And I don't want to find out.

So. I feel like I have to apologize not just to every gay or bisexual or asexual person, but to every straight person too. I'm so sorry on behalf of my mother. If it helps, she was born in a village in an European country that's still so far behind the times. It shouldn't excuse her behavior at all, but that's kinda her head space.

haven 4x07

Oct. 26th, 2013 03:34 am
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+ Everyone should go and sign up for [community profile] intoabar and write fantastic crossover fic. :DD (Sign ups close in a day or so, however.)

+ I've also been gobbling up a new jdrama called Switch Girl. The premise really reminded me of Kare Kano (um...both a manga and anime I need to catch up on someday) but it's actually based on another manga of the same name? I'm just sad that there isn't a drama based on Kare Kano--that'd make me speed things up, though SG was not the drama I intended to watch at all, but this is how these things apparently happen now. (Speaking of manga/anime I'd like to be adapted into dramas, the list would also include Fruits Basket, and InuYasha.)

+ thoughts on haven:
Read more... )
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Day Twenty-One: Top Five Movies You Quote Constantly
  1. The Princess Bride
  2. Ever After
  3. Star Wars
  4. And um yeah I only got three movies.
  5. I don’t quote things all that much? I can’t remember things all that much frankly.

« This Star Trek face morph of TOS crew and AOS crew is mind-blowing. DeForest Kelly and Karl Urban as Bones in particular freaks me out--in a good way. It's like he's looking into my soul.

« Also, have Tom Hiddleston reading Shakespeare's Sonnet 18.
dahlia_moon: (Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange)


[I feel like I shouldn't be linking to this because it feels like it's been a long time since I've watched any Asian dramas or thought about them to be honest. Have yet to finish Secret Garden and Boys Over Flowers and Faith, plus the million other soaps I have on my list. I have only watched three Asian dramas. But I'll link to it so that once I do get back into them I'll have the link handy--because I will totally be obsessed with them again; it just comes and goes and I've been so obsessed with Star Trek this summer that my brain literally can't take any more.]
dahlia_moon: (Satoshi)
Day Sixteen: Top Five Things In Life You’d Like An Explanation For
(This was the day I was stuck on; I'm assuming they mean like scientific stuff I'd like an explanation for, but I went the other way.)
  1. why Bigfoot isn't real
  2. or why aliens have not yet been proven to exist (definitively, and when I say "aliens" I mean, like sci-fi aliens)
  3. why there's murder
  4. and rape
  5. and other bad things
(Human teleporation would've been my sixth thing I'd like to have an explanation for, but um, physics students already kinda gave me an answer? Damn it! I don't have quadrillions of years.)
dahlia_moon: (Chlollie - from 10x12 "Collateral")
this? is so cool. it's like a miniature town.

I LOL'd at this though: Portland, Maine is a real place. Over 60,000 people live there. Real, full-size humans.

from: kotaku
dahlia_moon: (sheriff graham)
◄ I've been engrossed in reading Not Always Romantic just because a fic linked to it. Man, some of these stories. Just. Wow.

♥ 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.


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.
dahlia_moon: (Billy/Teddy)
coming out of my hiberation to share these lovely links:

- 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?)
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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.
dahlia_moon: (maria)
"Holy Sonnet #14"
John Donne

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/473217.html

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. But, god, I can't stand updating through LJ anymore - why is the update window all shrunken down over? or am I imagining that?
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I love people talking about their own writing and feedback and meta-ish thoughts on those subjects. So two links on Archive of Our Own's kudos function:
A year in kudos
in the fandom afternoon (this was linked in the first article about kudos)

Today's poem:

Charles Simic

I grew up bent over
a chessboard.

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. 
dahlia_moon: (Saturn necklace)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] aimmyarrowshigh at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] truexillusions at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kelzies at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] crystalchain at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:

"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.
dahlia_moon: (girl power)
Things I'm Looking Forward To:

* 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...
dahlia_moon: (SGA team awesome)
[livejournal.com profile] closetd0rk gave me the color violet for the color meme. If you want to do the meme, leave a comment, and I'll give you a color that I think represents you/makes me think of you, and then you list ten things you like in that color!

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?)

Read more... )

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.)
dahlia_moon: (Michael/Maria - kissing)
- An extended preview of "Bad Moon Rising" (2x03); first off, yay!! Alaric's back! I've missed him. Secondly, I'm actually looking forward to the Tyler-is-a-werewolf plot line. I sorta spoiled myself way back in season 1 by reading spoilers about it so I've been looking forward to it since then. That, and I also really love that Mason character so am glad he's going to stick around for a while. *iz being so shallow*

- 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 )
dahlia_moon: (Sokka's ready for takeoff)
I spent the morning in the public library, waiting to meet a guy so I could give him money and he could give me the gift certificate I won at his fundraiser to benefit the Gulf aid. He ended up being a half hour late because he overslept and forget he was meeting me. I wish I overslept because I got up at 9:30 so I could make our 10:30 appointment. And 9:30 AM is about two hours earlier than I usually get up during the summer. I've really become a lazy beach bum.

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.)


* [livejournal.com profile] 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.

* [community profile] sailormoon: The Big Sprawling Crossover List links to fan art where Sailor Moon is crossed over with EVERYTHING. I do mean everything.
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So...I did nothing today.

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... =^^=]

Ugly Betty
-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


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