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Glee 503..."I always thought I'd see you again" [Oct. 10th, 2013|10:09 pm]

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Some thoughts on Glee along with thoughts about my mom:

Spoilers for Glee 503 )

In other news, Vegas has been awesome so far! I've had a lot of fun hanging out with Bay Area fans and talking about fandom and life. We went to a Penn and Teller show on Wednesday and today I went to the Strasophere and rode the ride at the top and then rode the New York, New York roller coaster. Tomorrow is my birthday and the first day of the con so I can't wait!
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Yay October! And September update [Oct. 1st, 2013|11:46 am]

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Happy October everyone! As I posted on Twitter, I'm really excited about this month because it's my birthday month and I have some super fun stuff planned in store. This coming weekend, I'm going to see Gravity with a friend of mine after we do some hiking and on Sunday I'm going to see Maroon 5 (and Kelly Clarkson) in concert!! Soooo excited as I've fallen in love with Adam Levine after watching him being a hilarious, competitive, adorable dork on The Voice who can't stop flirting and being in love with Blake Shelton. HAVE I MENTIONED THEY ARE SUCH BOYFRIENDS??? Who say things like, "I would never cheat on you Blake?" THAT IS A THING THAT HAPPENED.

Ahem. I'm getting ahead of myself. The weekend after that or rather, pre-weekend on October 9th in the evening I'm driving to Las Vegas to go to Wincon! I'm going to be rooming with some awesome SF people and I'm looking forward to seeing [personal profile] nikibee again along with [personal profile] cee_m and many others! October 11 (friday) is my birthday and there will be fannish panels, hanging out with fannish people, a VIDSHOW (of which I have two vids, one premiering), Once More with Feeling and Rocky Horror Show screenings and hopefully a drunken birthday party full of fangirls. I'm sooooo excited! Plus I'm totally going to ride that roller coaster I saw last time. I am going to be going back early Sunday morning but that's because I have tickets to see the Blind Auditions (ie Adam/Blake FLIRTING NONSTOP) of The Voice with [personal profile] elipie! I can't wait!! Other fun things I'm planning on doing is getting a tattoo on my right ankle. It's my first tattoo as I've wanted one for a long time but could never justify the expense. It's going to be Nala from The Lion King like in my main icon. I figure I've been a fangirl of it for 21 years, I think it's a forever thing plus I've always felt my spirit animal, what I've been in another life, etc is a lioness so it's really important to me. The biggest thing for me is I'm going to go skydiving! It's always been in the top 3 things I want to do in my life since I love flying and want to feel like I am if only briefly. Will probably save it towards the end of the month.

A month ago I had an amazing time Labor Day Weekend getting to hang out with [personal profile] nikibee in the Bay Area. We watched Game of Thrones, Teen Wolf and Parks and Recreation and had a vidparty where we watched Vividcon vids with [personal profile] franzeska (who I had a great talk with!), Alice, Michelle, Dani and I think that's all? It was so much fun! We (Nicole, Alice and Michelle) also went to Oakland Pride and got to see En Vogue in concert and it was so great to get a chance to have some good talks with [personal profile] nikibee all weekend. I also went back to San Francisco near where I used to live and work and got to have lunch with someone from Dev Bootcamp which I also visited and got to talk to the founder who changed my life with letting me go to it. Unfortunately I left my favorite hoodie there and haven't been able to get it back :( I also visited the Berkeley campus which is SO BEAUTIFUL! Probably the prettiest one I've ever seen, it's like half nature reserve. Finally I went to a Haven party [personal profile] franzeska (who else? ;)) was throwing and got to say goodbye for a couple hours before I had to leave to catch my flight. Gotta say Southwest was awesome, they gave me a better seat when I complained I didn't know I had to check in for the return flight. It was a super fun weekend and I'm so glad I went!

Other than that, I've been working a lot. We had a big deadline a few weeks ago before our company presented a website at a conference. Some of the weeks I worked on interesting things and that was fun especially getting to pair with my mentor here but a couple weeks I didn't like what I was working on and kept getting distracted by the internetz at work which was less fun. We did go bowling last week as the conference went awesome and that was really fun! I've also been running more and I paid for a personal trainer so I can actually get a REAL strength training workout and that has helped a LOT with developing some muscles. I've always wanted to do chinups so that's my long term goal. I've been thinking about running a marathon next year as I need a big running goal to get me inspired to run more and I want to beat my last time (5.5 hours) and hopefully have a rain free experience. I've been eating a lot cleaner lately and did lose a little weight but got a little bored with it and regressed last week. No worries though, I varied my diet up and am doing better now. If there's anything I learned in the past it's not to give up and let little backslides trip you up.

The big news is I've decided to quit my job soon and go back to college to finally finish my degree. It's something I've always wanted to do and I've had enough of a taste of the real world working on something I kind of like but not love (even with the nice money benefits!) to want to go back to school and work on finding what I really want to do with my life. I'm going to continue study programming on my own and help code for the AO3 along with working on personal projects I'm hoping will lead to possible job opportunities or at least direction. I'm going to go back to community college for Spring 2014 and I'll be applying in the next two months to UCLA, CSULA and CSULB as a Philosophy major. Yes, Philosophy because I've loved the courses I've taken in it, I've always wanted to learn it and it requires a very low amount of credits so I can graduate fast as I'm aiming for May/June 2015. I'm also planning on volunteering at College Track during the time and maybe seeing if after I graduate I can get a job there or at a similar organization. Or maybe I'll do another programming job to save money/pay off debts, I don't know, we'll see.

Let's see...a couple weeks ago, [personal profile] elipie came over to watch vids, vid and talk with [personal profile] jetpack_monkey and I and it was a lot of fun! I've been trying to go to more meetups lately to meet new people and feel less lonely and so I went to a happy hour and met some cool people DTLA and also went to a hiking group last Saturday where I had some good talks with a couple people. The weekend before that I went hiking with my friend, Jen who has turned out to be one of my closest friends in LA even though she's a bit older than me. She used to be in a rock band but now is learning to program so we hang out a good amount to do that. But we hiked in Griffith Park and had a really long talk about life, fun things in our history and the future which was really great.

I've been missing my mom a lot lately. I didn't fully appreciate that when I felt lonely and couldn't reach any of my friends to talk, I could always call my mom and know she'd be there for me. It's just tough sometimes and earlier in the month I was feeling really lonely. I think of her every day whether in small moments or longer memories and it just hurts a lot. I just really wish she was back again :( Last Sunday was the three month anniversary of her death and it feels so far away and yet so close like I can vividly remember getting the call that she had died. I called my dad the other day and it was good to talk to him and hear he's doing well especially after my brother freaked me out saying he couldn't get a hold of him. I'm still terrified he's going to die, I just heard that statistically spouses are more likely to die after one of them dies so even with my dad's health issues, it's even scarier. I'm really looking forward to going back to see him for the holidays and my cousin and aunt as well, both who've been there for me a lot. I went to a meetup last Saturday with a group that's about women who've lost their mothers and it was really helpful talking to other people like me there. Someone said that the worst part is even if you have other people who help fill the hole your mother left, it's not the same as having MY mother there, she's mine and no one is mine in that way. And that's totally how I feel. It was helpful though and we got to smash plates and mugs to help let out the anger :)

On a happier note, I'm so happy fall TV season in back! I'm watching sooo many shows right now, omg. Monday I have How I Met Your Mother (ahhh THE MOTHER, brb happy crying), The Voice (Adam/Blake are SUCH BOYFRIENDS who flirt constantly, yay Christina and CeeLo being back and I love so many of the contestants already), The Blacklist (reminds me of Alias with Sydney and Jack (and Irina)) and I'm watching Mom purely out of love for Allison Janney who is a goddess. Tuesday I'm giving Agents of Shield a couple more episodes before I give up as I didn't like the characters (minus Coulson) and the plot, Brooklyn 9-9 (I really like it! it's funny and GREAT characters), New Girl (close to letting this one go again), The Minday Project (still sadly only love Mindy) and The Voice again (Blake is not doing an all country team again yay!!). Wednesday is Modern Family (yay gay marriage!) and I'm going to give Super Fun Night a try. Thursday is The Big Bang Theory (still sometimes funny, I love Sheldon but my god the gender issues), OUAT in Wonderland (going to give it a try), Glee (KURT/BLAINE DYING FROM LOVE AND SQUEEEE) and Parks and Recreation (still perfect and still LESLIE IS THE BEST). Sunday is Downton Abbey (I need to catch up actually), Once Upon a Time (MORE SWAN QUEEN, less boys pleeease) and Homeland (didn't really like 301 although I LOVE Carrie still). Lucky 7 is getting cancelled soon but I enjoyed the premise and focus on working class families so I'll continue watching. I didn't like Sleepy Hollow at all so I cut that. Any other good shiows I should watch? I'm currently catching up on Scandal (OLIVIA IS SO AWESOME and I love the addicting plots), Spartacus (deserves its own post but AWESOME!!!) and Twin Peaks (so pretty and I enjoy the plot).

On a happy/sad note, Breaking Bad is over :( But it went out on top! I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Hollywood Cemetery to see the Breaking Bad series finale live with the cast and creators of the show. I went early to get good seats and spent the day reading books (including Clash of Kings! still working on my reread) with blankets and my pillow until [personal profile] elipie showed up and we got to go in. We got good seats near the center but further back because there was a big VIP section for all the industry people who showed up. I went to checkout the RV where Walt and Jesse cooked their first meth and people were getting pictures with it and then AARON PAUL showed up and I quickly got in line but then he left but right near me so I was like 6 ft away from me. I got a picture in the RV though and it was so cool! We saw the Pilot of Breaking Bad (introduced by Aaron Paul being amazing) and then saw the Finale which was AWESOME!!! I'm so happy and fully satisfied with it. Sooo much better than The Sopranos and many other shows that can't stick the ending. I'm looking forward to doing a rewatch of the whole show and hopefully making some vids to it because it still needs ALL THE VIDS!! I read Sepinwall's review like my usual tradition (he helped me get into the show) but not reading any more because I'm sick of the negative stuff. I really loved seeing the cast Q&A after the finale, it was great to see it in person.

I've been working on a Game of Thrones vid that I'm really excited about so I'm looking forward to posting that sometime this month. I need to clear these vids off my plate because Festivids is starting!! I nominated some things and I have some requests but mainly I'm excited about making vids for people because I'll have more time than last year without the OUAT exchange. I already have 7 vids I want to make and I'm really excited to get my assignment and start. Last year was amazing and I'm hoping to have a wonderful experience this year as well.

Oh and I'm going to Europe next month! I can barely think about it, it makes me too excited and happy. Some background: I've been dying to go to Europe since like 2005? Since college started definitely especially London and Paris. It's something I want to do before I die and I've had to cancel every plan I've had to do it because of money but now that's no longer an issue! So Thanksgiving week I'm going to go to London, Paris, Munich (to visit [profile] infiniterain!!!) and Belgium (to visit [personal profile] indybaggins!) and I'm sooo excited to see some of the touristy stuff I've never seen in person. If you're in the area, let me know as I'd love to hang out! It's going to be an epic adventure I'm sure.

Wow that was long. This is what happens when I don't post for a month. I love that people are posting more to DW/LJ and am going to try to do the same, weekly is a good goal for me. I'm gonna see Laura Veirs with [personal profile] beerbad tonight which I'm excited about! A great start to my October :)
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New vid: I Love It (Glee) [Aug. 19th, 2013|10:18 pm]

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Title: I Love It
Music: Icona Pop
Fandom: Glee S1-3
Focus: Ensemble
Summary: I love Glee.
Content Notes: Quick cuts
Notes: Premiered at Club Vivid at Vividcon 2013. Fanart in vid found here: here.
Download Link: I Love It (40 MB AVI)

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So I first heard this song on a Songza playlist before it became popular on the radio (really!) and I realize it's a perfect expression of my love for Glee. It gave me a great oppurtunity to vid the dancing scenes again and work on vidding faster than I usually do plus I really wanted to dance to it at Club Vivid. I had fun listening and watching all my favorite songs again although clipping took forever (perfectionist here) and general life upheaval made it take a lot longer than I wanted so I had to cut the song done especially when I realized I had less meta stuff to say about the show. I was happy to be able to put a little bit of the love the fans including I have for the show as well as focus on one of my favorite parts, the gay. I wish I had more time and space to put all my favorite dance scenes in this but it was good to put some of it in there.

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A real update, finally [Mar. 8th, 2013|01:27 pm]

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So I finally have time and the inclination to post here about some of the things I've been up to. The time thing is mostly because I'm not working at my job anymore. It wasn't working out on either end and I'm really looking forward to finding an in person, salaried job at a good company that can actually pay me decently. I was really overwhelmed at first in terms of looking for a job and sometimes still am but I'm feeling better about it now. It seems that the last year of networking I've been doing in the LA tech scene is starting to pay off as I now have a lot of people I can reach out for help and who have offered to help. There's a job I reeeeally want and I'm kind of terrified of being rejected from it but I'm getting better at feeling like if it doesn't happen, it'll all work out along a different great path. And happy coincidences like a job fair this weekend is extra awesome. I am ever so grateful to be in a field where there's high demand for my skills, it makes it a lot less stressful than it would for me.

Last weekend was a lot of fun! I went to Once Upon a Time Paley Fest with [personal profile] elipie and [personal profile] rhoboat and it turned my feelings of the show to mostly anger to full of FEELS! I still have major issues with what the show is doing (not enough gay, stupid blood > adoption family stuff, Regina's misery as a plot devise) but at a certain point I can let go of expectations and just enjoy the things I love mostly REGINA omg how does Lana Parilla exist? She's hot onscreen but in person she is an absolute goddess not to mention hilarious, adorable and kind. Of course we sat behind some of the most dedicated fans of Lana and Regina so it was good for me to have other people to cheer with and Lana kept LOOKING at us and giving smiles of encouragement and the Evil Regal sign and I seriously felt like I was going to melt with squee. At the end, I managed to crawl over the seats to get close enough to Lana to get her autograph and try to shout things up at her. I hope in the future to get another chance to actually talk to her. I got pretty close to JMo but she left so I talked with Jane Espenson and put in my plug for an actual gay fairytale couple on the show (and happiness for Regina). We'll see what happens...I also connected with one of the fans in front of me in the hope of finding in person Swan Queen fans and a couple of her friends were! So that's encouraging to not feel so alone in it.

Job hunting does make it hard to find time to vid so that's a problem as there's like 5 vids I'm trying to get done in the next two months. One of them is an epic Game of Thrones vid that's gotten me headfirst back into Game of Thrones love, just in time for S3 coming in 23 days eeee! I'm just worried about getting it finished along with two other vids before the April Vividcon deadline. I've also volunteered for Vividcon auction with an insane amount of fandoms so I'm looking forward to doing that for the first time. Reeeally can't wait to go to VVC! There's nothing like hanging out with vidfans. I did go to Escapade a couple weeks ago and that was wonderful! I met some awesome new people as well as got a chance to talk to friends from past years. The vidshow and vid panels and vid review were all wonderful as well and gave me a small taste of Vividcon.

On a dream come true note, I'm so happy about the news that Whose Line is coming back with the original cast! RYAN AND COLIN TOGETHER ON MY SCREEN AGAIN! This show seriously saved me from senioritis back in high school in 2006 and I've wanted a revival to happen for the last 7 years. It's my biggest RPF ship and getting new Ryan/Colin slash with the original games will be wonderful. I've also been loving Parks & Recreation which has been wonderful the last few episodes (except for the Ann plot ughh don't get me started). Unfortunately Glee has been frustrating me more and more with the bad song choices, plots I don't like and not getting me to a emotional place like it used to do. I knew my love for the show wouldn't last forever but it's still disappointing. At least it's no less gay and I'm still loooving Kurt/Blaine, Santana/Britney, Kurt/Adam and Santana/Quinn not to mention Unique <3 The Big Bang Theory has been funnier lately but it's been driving me CRAZY with the increased amounts of sexism. I'm so glad they added more female geek characters but it doesn't make up for that. On the new shows front, I have been convinced by [personal profile] beerbad to keep watching Bunheads which has gotten a lot better over the last few episodes and feels more like Gilmore Girls now along with Parenthood which I'm starting to like a lot more after the first few episodes.

Happy International Women's Day! I went to a Women in Engineering event last night and it was so much fun to be surrounded by women mostly involved in computer science all together. I had drinks with a group of women trying to help other women learn Ruby/Ruby on Rails and it was great to feel like part of a community that's trying to help solve a frustrating lack of diversity problem. It's a slow process but hopefully it can only get better from here. And I'm so thankful to be in fandom surrounded by so many amazing women (and awesome guys) all supporting each other and being creative. I am ever so thankful I found this wonderful place :)
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I just want Regina to be happy... [Oct. 3rd, 2012|11:24 am]

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TV is back!! And it is already an awesome, awesome thing. I am having too much fun on Tumblr (anoel43) reblogging my favorite shows. Here is my TV schedule so far with a couple new shows on there I still have yet to try out. So far my favorite new shows are The Mindy Project (SO MUCH LOVE), The New Normal and Last Resort.

Fall TV Schedule

8: How I Met Your Mother
8:30 Partners
9: New Girl
9: Happy Endings
9:30: The New Normal
9:30: Don't Trust the B
9:30: The Mindy Project
8: Arrow???
9: Modern Family
10: Nashville?
8: Last Resort
8: The Big Bang Theory
8: 30 Rock
9: Glee
9: The Office
9:30 Parks & Recreation
1ish: Downton Abbey
9: Homeland
9: Revenge

Obviously I love my comedies :) I'm super excited for The Mindy Project because I've loooved Mindy Kaling for a long time ever since I fell in love with the episode, The Dundies on The Office. And then I met her at a con and she was super nice to me, then I met her again at a WGA rally and she hugged me/remembered me and then I met her at my book signing and she remembered me again :) I loved her book, I think she's hilarious and I thought the show was super funny and it's so nice having a show with fun pop culture references that I love and centered around romance. I also love The New Normal mostly for David/Bryan, I looove seeing a gay couple on my screen each week that kiss a lot and Bryan cracks me up. I like the mom and Shania too but the other characters dont work for me much so I'm hoping for better. Partners is not as funny but I looove Michael Urie and having another main gay couple on my screen each week so I'm enjoying it.

Loving Parks and Recreation a lot too, LESLIE's back!! I'm really loving her character development so far. And of course I'm love Glee since they fixed the finale and it's so nice to have my favorite characters back. I do miss the ones that we don't see much (Santana!) but I love Jake (omg so cute) and Marley and most especially UNIQUE who helps make the episode for me now that I'm not getting as much Kurt/Blaine. Loving Kurt's plotline though, it's so great to see him happy and growing. I also finished Teen Wolf and LOVED it. Especially the second season. I pretty much slash all the guys but my favorites at the moment is Derek/Stiles (of course), Jackson/Scott, Derek/Jackson, Derek/Scott and Peter with any of the guys. Even Lydia's dad is slashy with the guys, I mean, come on. The girls sadly don't really do it for me but I enjoyed Allison's plotline in S2 and I have hopes Lydia will be back to her awesome self next season. My favorite is still Kate because I do love my badass (somewhat evil...) women. I specifically did Teen Wolf before Once Upon a Time because I knew OUAT has plenty of awesome women...

Which is one of the many reasons I LOVE Once Upon a Time. It's so cool to see so many great, active and non-love interest women in the spotlight, sometimes I still can't believe it. I watched the Pilot ages ago and I loved Regina a lot (SURPRISE) but because I haaaaated Cameron on House, it was really hard for me to get past my Jennifer Morrison issues. Yeeeeeah that's (mostly) gone now. After watching [personal profile] flummery's amazing Once Upon a Time vid at Vividcon, I knew I had to watch the show and I quickly fell in love with it. By the time Emma was cutting down apple trees, I loved her and by the time Regina was being sexy making comments like "Enjoy the shirt because it's the last thing you'll get" (OMG), I was shipping Regina/Emma (SWAN QUEEN)!!

It's funny because the other day I was making a list of my OTPs and I realized I had almost no femslash couples. Which makes me sad because it's not intentional or anything, I just haven't found any that I'm obsessive about. After thinking about it, I realized it's hard for me because I find it hard to ship two women who are friends in a BFF, happy together, sweet way because I don't find it sexy and it seems too close to just an actual friendship to me. To add to that, I tend to love women who are more...I hate using these kind of words but masculine, more badass, kickass women who aren't into talking all about their feelings and who are damaged, conflicted and have issues. That's what I find sexy and interesting and sadly in this TV/movie landscape it's hard to find ONE women like that, it's even harder to find TWO women like that in the same fandom and it's really hard to find two women who have an actual layered relationship with a dynamic with enough similarities and differences to make things interesting (that I connect to). So I feel so incredibly lucky to find Regina and Emma that meet all that criteria for me and that have BLAZING sexual chemistry (omg too hot) and that have FIGHTS AGAINST WALLS (bulletproof kink that hit me so much during Teen Wolf) and yet genuinely care about each other even if a lot of it is started by Henry. What I love about Regina and Emma together is it makes PERFECT sense within the context of the show, by getting together, Henry has two moms who don't have to fight over him, it forgives Snow White because although she took her away Regina's chance at love, she then gave her TRUE LOVE back so they can all be a happy family (with a little bitterness because fun) and they can all live happy ever after. At least that's the way I see it.

Spoilers for Once Upon a Time S1 and 201 )

Regina/Emma fic recs!

Halfway Through The Wood by fictorium: This is my favorite fic so far, it's an AU based on the TV show Awake where Emma "died" in one world and Henry "died" in another word. It just gets to me emotionally and it pushes all my Swan Queen buttons.
somewhere, someone must know the ending by maleficently: OMG this fic!! AU where there is no curse, just Storybrooke and Regina and Emma were in a serious relationship and then broke up and now Henry wants them back together so he *imagines* the curse. It's a WIP but it's SO GOOD and I constantly get super excited when it's updated which is fairly often.
A Queen Without Power by [personal profile] buffied: Picks up after the S1 finale and has an AMAZING slow burn that just killed me completely with love. It's a WIP but still is being regularly updated, so worth it.
Thicker Than Oceans by adventurepants: Super, super cute Regina/Emma in a relationship fic with my favorite Snow yet. Love it!
Paint It Black by wily_one24: OMG this fic. This is Evil Queen/Emma and it is put as "Exteme dub-con" which should not be taken lightly. That being said, I looooved it and it's really hot and fucked up (which makes it hot) and it's very, very long and fun. Definitely an interesting take on their relationship.

I have many more fic recs but for now that's fine. I haven't devoured fic this much in a long time so it's fun. I'm also making a Swan Queen vid right now which is so much fun. It keeps taking a long time to finish but that's vidding for you. It definitely different from my normal style but in a good way and I'm learning a lot. I realized the other day I haven't had a TV OTP in a LONG time, Kurt/Blaine (less so) and House/Wilson were the last so this is very exciting...and scary considering how weird it is to get things week to week. But thankfully on Sundays I also have another amazing show to watch...Homeland! SO happy with the Emmy wins, soooo well deserved and I was so happy to see Mad Men finally beat. I love the show but S5 did not deserve Best Drama at all and if it couldn't be Breaking Bad, Homeland is my next choice.

Spoilers for Homeland S1-201 )

I'm dying to keep working on my Carrie vid now. Swan Queen vid first then hopefully I can finish it before Festivids. So excited for [community profile] festivids! I can't wait to see all the vids for small fandoms and I have plenty I'd love to make. If only vidding didn't take so loooong. Or I had more time in the day.
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New vid: I Honestly Love You [Jul. 22nd, 2012|06:11 pm]

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Okay so technically this isn't a new vid but rather the vid I made for Vividcon last year. I had technical troubles with it afterwards though and that and laziness has kept me from posting it. I finally fixed it with [personal profile] rhoboat's help and although I've lost the original project files, this'll do. I made this for [personal profile] snoopypez who was very patient with me in getting this done for her. I loved getting a chance to vid Kurt/Finn as it was my first Kurt pairing and I loved what the show did with them for the most part. This will probably be the last in the Kurt series of vids I made but who knows...

Title: I Honestly Love You
Music: "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Fandom: Glee S1-2
Pairing: Kurt/Finn
Summary: The progression of a crush.
Warnings: None.

Link: I Honestly Love You (67 MB)
Streaming: I Honestly Love You streaming

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Premiered at Vividcon 2011. Made for [personal profile] snoopypez and thanks to [personal profile] par_avion for the web space. All feedback (including concrit) is much appreciated. Enjoy!
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Random Coincidences [Jan. 28th, 2012|06:39 pm]

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So I'm in San Francisco! I was planning on taking the PCH yesterday but due to some setbacks, I decided to take the shortest route since I was leaving late. Did not turn out to be the greatest day but I'm happy now that I'm here. I'm staying in the Union Square area and I love it! So many great stores, buildings and culture. I love all the people and just the excitement in this kind of city atmosphere. I went to the place where I'll be learning/working and it looks really cool! Saw some presentations on web design which was interesting. I will say I thought parking was bad in Downtown LA/West Hollywood/Santa Monica but it is NOTHING compared to this area of San Francisco. The rates are ridiculous.

On the way back, I decided to take a different street than the normal route to see some different sights. I look up and see an ad for Whose Live and smile a little at seeing Ryan and the guys. I turn the corner and see a sign that says Drew Carey's Improv-a-ganza is performing...(check my iPhone for the date) TONIGHT. So yeah, I bought the last remaining ticket in the good section for a decent price and I'm going to see Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten, Jeff Davis and Drew Carey tonight. So excited! I miss the show and hearing about my friends on the East Coast getting to see it made me sad I wouldn't get to see it with them so this helps a little. Hopefully I'll get a chance to meet them again :) If only Colin was there....hee. On that note, I do have a new Ryan/Colin vid idea I'd really love to do this year. Probably going to be a long process so maybe this will inspire me to start working on clipping the crazy amounts of source there is. It just boggles my mind that if I hadn't walked that road tonight I would never be going to the show.

Fandom-wise I am WAY behind on watching Festivids (due to vidding and RL). However I got lucky this year and got two great vids! One is a Wire vid for OMAR!!! So beyond my wildest dreams. The vid is called Soul Survivor and it's a great character study with a lot of wonderful clip-lyric matches that broke my heart. Omar = awesome. I also got an Entourage vid for the boys! It's a cute and fun vid, I Get Knocked Down set to one of my favorite songs. I'm only going to rec one vid but it's my favorite vid of the ones not made for me and it's PERFECT. It's called Fly and it's a Parks and Rec vid for Leslie Knope. And WOW does it do her justice. The song is PERFECT for her (and has finally gotten me to like Nicki Minaj which I now wholeheartedly do) and the vid made me cry-the happy tears. It shows how hard she works as well as showing her fun, lighthearted side. It's hard to find words for it-it's that kind of vid and also the kind I watched like 100 times. Go watch it and you'll see why you should watch the show! There's almost 200 vids at Festivids for lots of rare fandoms so go check out the masterlist and check them out <a href="</a>here</a>. I made two vids so go ahead and try to guess me although I'm swamped with vids to make so I can't make any prizes for guessing this year. Other than that, still watching some TV shows and movies when I can. The latest episode of Parks & Recreation was AMAZING and gives another reason why this is the best show on TV right now (yeah, I said it). I will never understand how this show can make me roar with laughter and yet have the sweetest and most heart filled moments. I just love all the characters SO MUCH. Also glad 30 Rock is back and love The Big Bang Theory which has gotten funnier the last few episodes (although I still hate Leonard/Penny). Glad Glee is back although it needs to stop these two week hiatuses. Super excited about a certain guest star coming on the show! Also been watching Miranda (for a festivid) and I love it! It took a little while to get used to with the whole talking to the camera and physical humor but I love all the characters and it makes me laugh/smile so I'm enjoying it. I love Miranda, I love that she's so honest about who she is and just has fun with life. It's great. Gary is also SUPER cute and I totally ship Miranda/Gary especially after the last episode in S1 which made me cry a bit. The physical humor is still a bit much for me but it's a cute show. Need to get ready for the show now but I'm excited about the adventure to come. I'm already getting to know all the streets around here VERY well.
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Gleeee [Nov. 29th, 2011|09:44 pm]

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Okay so I have to post a couple things about this Glee episode.

Glee 307 Spoilers )

In other news, proving there is a kink meme for everything, a new Parks & Recreation kink meme is now here. It's very Leslie/Ben right now but go fill and leave prompts for everything. I LOVE this show right now and there's so many great ships to choose from. I am pretty pro-Leslie/anyone she wants so I'm up for anything. The last episode of P & R was just....*happiness* I'm a little in love with Leslie right now, she's kind of my hero. She's Leslie FUCKING Knope!! And if you haven't seen the show, you should watch it. The first season isn't that good but S2-4 are all wonderful and it's even more geeky as time has gone on.

Just have to say I'm SO happy about the warm 70s weather we're having in LA right now. It reminds me why I love it here.
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Ironically enough, YT just took down Because I'm Awesome [Apr. 26th, 2011|08:35 pm]

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GLEE GLEE GLEE! EEEEEEEEEEEEE. Now this is what I'm talking about.

Spoilers for Glee 218 )

Glee/Ashley = Happiness, still in effect. So glad for good TV although I've been so busy on the weekdays that it's been hard to enjoy it while then I end up with not enough TV on the weekends. Gah. Hoping to make it through the many Doctor Who AND Community posts on my Flist without needing to take an LJ break but I think I'll be fine, the disconnect can just be tough sometimes. Also Improvaganza has been frustrating with the lack of Colin :( Sorry but Ryan/Colin is a LOT of my reason for watching and squeeing madly so it just disappoints me a lot. It has been making me reread a lot of my favorite fic and I'm feeling reeeally inspired vidwise. So hopefully I'll FINALLY make something for Ry/Col at some point. Which will be good as I'm not going to be able to finish my Club Vivid vid. Work has just been too crazy and I've been feeling really uninspired. IDK I just want to vid whatever I want to vid, no deadlines. Hopefully I'll have something for Premieres though.

Life is...going. Work is great but busy and kind of crazy right now with a ton of stuff going on. Excited about tomorrow though, one hectic day yesterday and a trip to Santa Monica later and I now have my outfit all ready. Been feeling kind of lonely but I'm trying to deal with it and stay focused on other stuff. It's been kind of roller coaster-y lately but I'm trying to stay focused on the good. This day had a lot of it so that's something. Here's to tomorrow being AWESOME. Much like Kurt :)
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New Vid: Raise Your Glass - Glee [Mar. 18th, 2011|03:25 am]

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So this video resulted from the super shippy episode, Original Song that finally motivated me to make a Kurt/Blaine vid as I've been completely in love with them since I met Blaine. I don't normally like to use music from Glee for the show as it seems a bit of an easy, obvious choice but this song came as the perfect celebration for me and I've been playing it nonstop so I just had to do it now while my squee is high. I hope one lyric is taken particularly as a meta statement...It was so much fun to vid it on a shipper high!

Title: Raise Your Glass
Music: Glee Cast (Original by Pink)
Fandom: Glee 204-216
Pairing: Kurt/Blaine
Summary: Raise your glass for the underdogs; we will never be anything but loud.
Warnings: None.
Link: Raise Your Glass (20 MB)
Streaming: Raise Your Glass Streaming on Youtube

Thanks to [personal profile] par_avion for the web space. All feedback (including concrit) is much appreciated. Enjoy!

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The marlin and the trout! Nothing to do with the post, just love that quote. [Mar. 1st, 2011|08:13 pm]

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Okay let's get this post done before I get too lazy to do it...

Escapade was great! I had a lot of fun and it was so great to live in a little fannish bubble for a weekend. Not so great was the early morning and late night trip home but let's forget that. It was great to get to talk to a lot of people I've missed seeing for awhile now as well as new people and to talk fandom and watch vids and generally have a good time. I co-led the Glee panel which was a lot of fun (we couldn't stop talking! hee) and led a vid panel which was interesting, tech breakdown (and nervousness) aside. Definitely motivating for vidding which I reeeally need as I have way too many unfinished (and unstarted VVC projects) vids to finish. I also won a TiVo (with lifetime access) and a bunch of Escapade vid DVDs! It was awesome as I usually never win these things and in a span of a couple weeks, I've tripled my usual results.

Work is also being super awesome. I suspected my complaining would be a one off kind of thing. After much talking, I am now getting lead shifts and plenty of hours and my marketing group is going VERY well. Lots of exciting possibilities there, great conversations and my manager liked the ideas I gave him. Plus I got a raise, little as it is :) Career wise things are very interesting, hoping things will open up for me in a good way and I'm enjoying a lot of books I'm reading at the moment.

Glee was AMAZING last week. Yes a certain made for me, scene of my dreams scene was waaaay too short but I enjoyed the hell out of it and an episode about alcohol will always make me happy. LOVED the Kurt/Blaine stuff (mostly), LOVED the Brittany/Santana stuff and loooove the songs. I need to write up a long post at some point but that will have to do.

Was able to catch some of the Oscars although I need to catch up more. I wasn't surprised by any of the results but was VERY happy with The Social Network, Trent Raznor and Atticus Ross winning Best Original Music. They SO deserved it, it's probably my favorite soundtrack ever and I listen to it all the time especially before bed and while I read. Just so gorgeous, original and fits the music perfectly with the blend of technology and emotion. I love the simplicity of it as well as I love the quicker stuff, In Motion and Intriguing Possibilities totally are brainstorming music for me. Yeah I totally fangirl the music. Wish The Social Network would have won Best Picture but I love The King's Speech too and it deserved it so I don't mind. After Brokeback Mountain (which SHOULD have won the best picture award goddamn stupid voters) got screwed over, I don't place too much seriousness in the Oscars although it is enjoyable from a certain standpoint. Yay for Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and the TSN editors!

Going to try to post a bit more and hoping this meme will help me do it. I want to talk more about The Social Network but my thoughts always come and go so let's see if this helps:

1. Thoughts on your favorite character and why you love them so much: )
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Festivids and TV, my favorites. [Feb. 12th, 2011|01:24 am]

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So Festivids was awesome! SO many amazing vids (174!) and so many different fandoms and lots of great vid chat nights. I made Let It Be (Mad Men, Don/Peggy) and In the Sun (Huge, Becca) way too close to the deadline but they somehow made it in. Next time I have swore to myself I will get them down early as it'll make the process go SO much better. But I vidded two things I've really wanted to vid and I'm happy with both of them so I'm happy. Now onto the recs of my favorite vids for this year's Festivids. There are a LOT of great vids made so these are just my favorites that I connected with the most.

First, I received My Life Would Suck Without You a wonderful Modern Family, Cam/Mitchell vid that I ADORE to pieces. It shows all the ways that they're the cutest couple ever and how they love each other and CASABLANCA. I love it so much!

Serpent Charmer - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: This was the perfect recruiter vid and completely convinces me of the beauty of the movie and the super slashiness of the relationship.
TV taught me how to feel - Community: Abed! Abed is my favorite thing about Community and this vid captures so much of what I love about him. The song is PERFECT for him and one of my favorite sings and the title really just says it all.
Float On - Finding Nemo This is the perfect Dory vid, full of fun, a great cover and continued joy throughout.
Tadzio, Tadzio - The History Boys: This vid made me finally watch The History Boys which has been on my list for a long time and THANK GOD I did because it was awesome and much gayer than I thought. This vid combines almost all of my favorite parts of it with lots of Dakin/Irwin goodness along with Posner being his wonderful self. I could watch this over and over to get a dose of all the good stuff I loved about the movie.
Friends - How I Met Your Mother: This is like the perfect friendship, OT5 vid that is just so funny and dead on with the representation of the gang. And the lyrics are perfect!
They Want More: Dinosaurs! So much dinosaur love in this and the lyrics could not work more perfectly.
End of the World - Life After People: The end of the world was never more awesome! This is just fun and fast and so very, very cool. No need to know the fandom, just watch!
Samsa Morning - Lost in Austen: This vid has the most PERFECT song choice ever. The end is so freaking true. Freaking Darcy, man. Even if you've never seen this mini-series before, especially if you're a Pride and Prejudice lover, WATCH THIS.
The Rules of Parenting - Modern Family: This is a hilarious vid full of everything I love about the show! So much joy and cuteness and filled with hilarious quotes that work perfectly in the vid. Makes me laugh so much (just like the show)!
Skinny Genes - Rizzoli and Isles: This vid is like the epitome of shippiness and cuteness. PERFECT song choice, great matching of music and visuals and lots and lots of femslash. I definitely am convinced to try out the show!
Dance in the Dark - Lady GaGa RPF: Lady GaGa, nuff said right? This is a great exploration of her and all her music videos and I'm never one to resist her magic.
Jaded - Velvet Goldmine: This vid is SO amazing with a perfect song choice that says so much about the movie and the main characters in it. Definitely a vid I'll be rewatching a lot.
What About Love: This vid is just SO PRETTY that it cannot be expressed in words. Rob Lowe is at his prettiest here and this is one of the slashiest things I have ever seen in my life. It's got a great story to it and lots of hockey if you're into that and it's just epically over the top goodness. MUST see this movie.

Lots of good TV this week! First there was the Superbowl (let's not talk about that, too depressing) and GLEE which is finally back. I thought the episode wasn't epic enough (or had enough great music) for a post-Superbowl episode but I enjoyed it and as usual Darren Criss was amaaaazing doing his thing. Then there was ANOTHER Glee on Tuesday (I like this every other day Glee schedule SO MUCH) which I loved SO MUCH. All I gotta say is MARRY ME in love with him. He takes dreaminess to a whole nother level. And courage :) So inspiring. And Puck and Mike brought the hotness too, just guhhhh. And the end was PERFECT with the love and romance and KURT and all of them being there. Oh, Kurt <3 (Also am I the only one suddenly shipping Sam and Santana now? SO MANY PAIRINGS)

Then Modern Family was funny and awesome! Cam/Mitchell could not get any cuter. However, The Office decided it would get amazing all of a sudden. Wow. I had heard this episode was like a S2 episode and man, did it deliver. It made me laugh so much and then sucker punched me when I least expected it and made me cry. It was just really well written and had that wonderful family vibe that I love about it. Parks & Recreation has been good too although mostly I'm madly in love with Chris. He's just this bright ray of sunshine and I'm SO IN LOVE with him. Rob Lowe just excels with bringing the innocence. I'm also loving Shameless which is just so funny and awesome. What I love about it is among so many shows about rich, privileged people is this show about a family just trying to pay the bills and buy food and going through any means to do it. It's fun and I love everyone especially Ian who is the cutest ever. Basically, I'm behind on my TV watching goals right now (no time) but of the stuff I am watching, it's great so at least there's that.
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Joy [Jan. 13th, 2011|01:26 pm]

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Happy More Joy Day everyone! I do not have anything special planned but I thought I'd write down a few things lately that have been bringing me joy.

I finished my Festivid! This is huge because it was a big burden on me but after many, many hours of frenzied vidding I finished it before the deadline :D And I really like what I made as well. Great way to start off the vidding year. I want to try to make a treat this year as well although I'm currently trying to finish my Escapade vid (deadline is January 15 if anyone else is working on a vid!) so we'll see what happens.

That being said, I'm going to Escapade! Really excited about being around other fans, both slash and vidding ones. Who else is going? I figured I couldn't not go, me being so close (yay LA!) and all. I am looking for roommates so if anyone needs another person, I am happy to share costs.

I also signed up for the LA marathon and I'm really excited to do it. I've been running pretty consistently the last month or so (rain not included) and I definitely think I can do it by March. I did my first real long run on Tuesday and ran 13 miles! So basically a half marathon so I was psyched was able to do it and run most of it. The great part is I'm running through LA where I can see all the great landmarks from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier so that'll make it much more fun. It is also SO nice being able to run in 60s and today, 70 degree weather!

I am making small progress on most of my goals and I thought I'd share two websites that are helping me. The first is, Mindbloom that lets you put actions you want to take either daily or whatever timeframe you want and let's you check them off everytime you do them which gets you more points and grows your "tree". You can take it as seriously as you want, I just like that it keeps me accountable and it's fun to check things off. If you join, let me know your email (or use mine while signing up) so I can add you as a friend! The other is Mint which is an easy way to keep track of finances as it collects all the financial accounts you have (securely) and automatically keeps track of all debit/credit transactions and enters them in your budget. I love things that help you and save me time and work so I think it's great and it's helping keep track of things.

Work is going pretty good as I'm still enjoying the marketing meetings and now planning the crew party which is going to be AWESOME with lots of giveaways. Plus I'm going to go out clubbing with some people at work next week so that should be fun. I'm also finally getting a cafe shift so I'm really happy about that. I watched The Fighter the other day and as expected, it wasn't my thing nor did I think it was that Oscar worthy compared to my favorite but it was good at least and Melissa Leo was amazing and almost unrecognizable from Toni on Treme.

I'm also happy that my TV shows are starting to come back! Modern Family was funny last night especially the Cam/Mitchell parts (how are they so cute???) and I'm dying for more Glee after the Superbowl. Also I enjoyed the premiere of Shameless which was pretty funny and unsurprisingly loved Ian (and am shipping him with both Kash and Lip gah) so looking forward to more of that. And of course this picture is bringing me a lot of joy:

How are they so cute and in looooove?
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Happiness. [Dec. 8th, 2010|09:49 pm]

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Know what's amazing? Feeling happy. I've been thinking a lot about the last year and where I am right now and it feels like I've come full circle but in a much better way. It's been awhile but finally things just seem to be working out for me. So consider this a belated Thanksgiving post.

I love LA and I am so happy to be here. It's hard to put it into words but sometimes it just comes to me when I look at a I Love LA T-Shirt and am filled with city pride or feel full of joy when seeing (or reading about) some aspect of the city I just love. I love the weather that no matter how much I wish it was warmer (my tastes have changed to liking 80s best-but I'll take 70's or 90's), it's still warm enough to wear a t-shirt and/or hoodie around and not feel cold. I love that the sun shines almost every day and that there's no snow and barely any rain (I did get caught in the rain the other day but only for five minutes). I love that there's always something to do even if I don't have the money to do it, it's still exciting and inspiring.

I love where I live right now. I love Manhattan Beach and the plethora of unique cafes, restaurants, bars, clothing stores, cupcake stores (sooo tempting) and surfing shops. I love being a block from the ocean and being able to see the ocean all the time, it's so comforting. And it's so much easier to get up and run when I know I can run on The Strand surrounded by fellow walkers, runners and dogs with the ocean filled with surfers on one side and the other side overflowing with some of the most beautiful, unique and modern houses I've seen. I love that it's so close to work that I can walk to get there and don't have to worry about taking the bus and the stress that comes with that or being stranded at work when it's too late for a bus to come. I love that there's an independent bookstore I can walk to and not only get complementary bakery treats (and coffee but I'm not a coffee drinker) but read to my heart's content. I love that I get along with my roommate and that we're moving to an even bigger space so I'll have both more room and more privacy (which are two of my only issues with where I'm living now) with the same super low rent.

I love my job. I love that I'm in a company that actually cares about it's employees and wants to help them develop and succeed. I love that they encourage everyone to learn and run the business and that they came true with that promise by letting me join the marketing meetings and help with marketing. I love that every Monday I get to be excited to go to work and that my mind becomes full of ideas and happiness at *working* on something important and interesting (ie marketing). I'm so grateful that one of the managers gave me the chance that's inspired me to find a new career direction to something I really love and enjoy working on, that makes me want to learn everything about it and do *more* with it. I love that I enjoy being with all my coworkers, that they treat me well, put me in a good mood, comfort me when I'm feeling down and that I can talk to almost all of them. I love that I'm learning skills in cafe that I've always wanted to learn-including bartending. I'm glad that no matter how boring my job can be sometime or how much I wish the pay was higher, I'm still happy to be here and excited about future possibilities. I'm glad I'm working in a place devoted to media, to entertainment and the power of narrative to move people because it's one of the things I love most in the world.

I love that I feel happy, energetic and motivated most of the time. I'm glad I'm still working on my goals even though I've made only a little progress this year. I love that I'm making it a habit to run each morning as soon as I wake up and that I'm following through with it and that it's FUN. I love feeling accomplished to start off my whole day. I'm glad that I finally like the way I look and I'm taking steps to be even happier with my appearance. I'm glad I stopped trying to force myself to learn motion graphics as a career and have focused on just trying to learn about whatever I'm interested in. I love being able to walk into a bookstore and go to any section to find books to read and then spending hours there reading just like when I was a kid. I love walking home and watching TV on my iPod, only the stuff I love whether it be Glee, Modern Family, Weeds, The Big Bang Theory or my Festivid source. I love that Glee is gayer than ever and it continues to find ways to make me the happiest person ever.

I'm happy that even when bad things happen to me (these days mostly money troubles), I'm able to not get stuck in a negative or hopeless mood and instead work on taking steps to make things better. I'm glad I finally feel ready and willing to take steps to find a romantic relationship. I'm happy that I finally feel like I love myself for who I am and not who I wish I could be and that I feel like I can change anything that I'd like to be different. I'm happy that I know I can make my dreams come true and change the world.

Happiness: it's an amazing thing when you think about it.
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You make me feel like a Teenage Dream. [Nov. 24th, 2010|09:47 am]

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You know, say what you want about Ryan Murphy but he sure knows how to give a slash fan, or at least this one, what they want. I keep feeling like all my dreams are coming true, like this is all one big dream. And man, it couldn't have come at a better time because this is just what I need in my life right now. This is all from memory as I've got to get some vidding done asap but yeah, I've got some thoughts.

Spoilers for Glee 208 )

Oh and on a personal note, this episode finally was the kick in the pants I needed to stop dreaming of love and start trying to find it myself. Because I'm beautiful how I look right now and I'm sure I'll find someone out there for me and if not, well at least I love myself :)

I still intend to post a Darren post, last week was just crazy with moving and work. On the good side, I now live a block from the beach in Manhattan Beach which is amaaazing. Everytime I see the ocean, it puts a smile on my face. It's been kind of up and down lately as work has been pretty boring and frustrating as most of the major learning process is over and I feel like I know most of the stuff I have to do without much hope of switching jobs within the company in the near future. But I'm trying to make the best of it. Also been struggling with making progress on my goals, it's just slow going for all of them and I'm afraid I'll never get the life I want at least not soon and I hate feeling like my life is stagnant. But I'm continuing to work on them and just trying to find ways of dealing that work for me. On Thanksgiving I'm going to to Malibu to eat Thanksgiving dinner with my roommate (whose really nice) and her friends so I'm excited for that as I've never gone to Malibu before and always wanted to. I also finally get paid then which should help a lot with my state of mind as worrying about money is never fun. It's just funny how I can feel hopeless about my life one moment and really happy the next. Trying to stay grateful for everything I have as it's not like I'd have anything better in NY (with snow ewww) and I really do live in a great place right now.

On a TV catchup note, I'm watching Weeds and My So-Called Life right now and I love both of them! They're so addicting but I love the characters on both and it's great seeing what happens to all of them.
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Just so you know, I will now always be saying TOTALLY awesome. [Nov. 12th, 2010|11:46 pm]

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So I'm in love with Blaine/Darren Criss. I can't even deal with how I went from yay Glee, I love it all, Kurt love, show love and now I'm just BLAINE BLAINE KURT/BLAINE BLAINE BLAINE I want moooooooore. I am supplementing with Darren Criss and falling more in love with him. And by more I mean obsessed love. How is he REAL??? I've heard about A Very Potter Musical for awhile now but finally am checking it out because he's in it and wrote all the songs (which are totally awesome). He's just so charming and funny and dreamy and kind and talented and adorable and I love him. And his beautiful voice!

The best part is I'm going to see a live show by DARREN CRISS!! Tomorrow night, sooo excited. I am so lucky that it's after work and I have just enough time and money to get there. I am going to FREAK. There is nothing like seeing your favorite people live RIGHT at the time you're completely into them and in love. It just makes it so much more real. I will try to get some pictures and video and definitely report back, I am trying not to die at the thought that it's possible I could *meet* him. It's just super exciting and makes me extra glad I'm in LA right now.

All I can say is sometimes I will take the dream, the romantic fantasy because sometimes you just NEED it. It makes me happy :)

Also I saw Inception and 500 Days of Summer (the Joseph Gordon-Levitt connection was fun) yesterday and enjoyed both a lot. They've been on my list for awhile now and I thought each of them did some great stuff. Plus they helped me work out some issues I've been thinking about lately so I'm grateful for that. Might talk about them later but I'm getting 6 hours of sleep (max) tonight so I've got to go to bed.

Darren Criss tomorrow OMFG!
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Glee and Happiness [Nov. 9th, 2010|10:39 pm]

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Well I really needed a Glee episode to make me ridiculously happy and oh man, did it ever deliver.

Spoilers for Glee 206 )

Sooo life. Well it's basically been the week from hell for many, many reasons. I worked 6 days in a row of 7-8 hour shifts including working in super busy concessions for the grand opening where I had never worked before at our theater. So that was basically a nightmare including messing up a refund and having my computer freezing three times in a row. The worst part as been there've been a lot of evening shifts where I can't take the subway home (stupid LA subways don't run at night which I haaate) so I've either had to wait til 4 am when they work again and deal with freezing cold weather or run/walk to the closest 24 hour bus, 30-50 minutes away wherein it was an hour late (b/c of a USC football game, thanks guys) and THEN had a bus be late and miss my transfer so I had to wait ANOTHER hour for the next bus. My hate for buses and cold is pretty epic right now. Basically all I've been doing is going to work, commuting home (with TV on my iPod when I can) and then trying to fit in as much as I can.

So I haven't had any time for fandom or anything to myself which is NOT good for my mental health. I've been feeling so lonely lately for both deep friendship (friendly chats with coworkers just isn't enough) and a romantic relationship and it's bumming me out a lot. Thankfully I have Thursday off too so I'll have more time to catch up. I also get paid then which I'm planning on spending on rent for a new place much closer to where I work. I just can't go through the commute any longer so that's keeping me going when life gets really bad. Among other things which is a topic for another long post I've been meaning to write for awhile.

It's funny, I know I've always been not much into movies mostly because of time issues (with watching so much TV) and how it can be hard to get into them and then not get enough time with the characters but working at a movie theater as made me see the appeal/enjoy them more. Mostly I just love the theater experience. So far I have seen Red (enjoyed it mostly for the Helen Mirren parts and small flashes to Jack/Irina), For Colored Girls (liked it but it didn't quite work for me-stunned that people took young kids to it) and Due Date (enjoyed it a lot for the funniness and the hotness of RDJ). Dyyying to see Harry Potter this weekend, I've ignored all the previews so I won't be spoiled for anything and I'm coming into it with low expectations for it having my favorite part in it (dealing with a certain flashback/past ship) after my last bad 5th movie experience. But hopefully it'll be good!

Haven't had nearly enough time for clipping my Festivid but I am getting some time in when I can. The good news is I found a song for my last remaining treat I really want to do after searching for an hour. I had a couple of good songs in either lyrics or sound but with the helpful iPod Genius function, I was able to find a random song I had buried away somewhere that's EXACTLY what I was looking for on both counts. So excited about that although it's killing me to not be able to talk about what I've been watching. Yay Festivids!
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Project Runway, Life and TV: the basics really [Oct. 29th, 2010|10:39 pm]

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Spoilers for Project Runway S8 (includes Finale) )

It's been crazy with work and such. I have a horrible commute, two hours each way so I don't have a lot of time for anything other than clipping for Festivids, running, reading/TV on the commute and some Flist time when I can fit it in. I'm definitely going to move by December but must make some more money this month first. I'm a bit obsessed right now with rewatching my Festivids source so that is fun at least. My vid idea is really coming together the more I watch and creatively brainstorming is SO my favorite vidding process. I'm missing my cats a lot though, wish I could go home just for them (and getting a car, leaving it home was a huge mistake). I really like work though! Most of the work isn't great or anything but I love the people as everyone is really nice and we're finally opening the building this weekend so I should have more to do. It's a learning experience and I'm excited about the future possibilities. Trying to finish losing weight by the end of this year and it is increasingly frustrating as I keep going between trying really hard and saying fuck it and enjoying the freedom to buy whatever I want. If only losing was as easy as maintaining because I thankfully am good at that.

TV has been...up and down is really the best description. Glee the other night was my least favorite episode ever (on the show) and I'm still kind of bitter/ranty about it so that post will have to wait for another day. Still can't get myself to care about the characters on HIMYM because of last season and what's worst is I keep getting angry about things the characters do (mostly Barney and Ted) because my heart's not really with them anymore. Sad what a bad season can do. Enjoying Modern Family, Cougar Town and the Thursday Night comedies. Missing Mad Men already, LOVED this season, definitely my favorite season of the show so far. Hoping Friday Night Lights will fill the void, so excited to watch the premiere! Boardwalk Empire is meh but I am going to give it til the end of the season before I make a decision because at least the history part is cool and I love Chalky/Omar. I am trying Rubicon which I like esp. serial plotwise although it is pretty slow and I don't really care about the characters yet. My favorite new show that I recommend is Lip Service which is a lesbian focused show with a star much like Kara from BSG (and Shane from The L Word) who is so hot and has some great relationships on it. It's fun and fulfills a much needed hole in my TV schedule (Brittany and Santana are great but I need MORE).

I do need some help from people who know Fringe. As you (hopefully) know, I LOVE the serial plots but I am stuck in S2 as I get increasingly frustrated with the pointless boring episodic plots. I was under the impression these were confined to S1 and I am being proved wrong. I don't want to quit the show but ranting furiously about it is a sign to me that I must skip ahead and watch only the serial episodes. So what are the serial episodes after 213? By serial I mean related to the AWESOME spoilertastic plotline started in S1, the kind of thing that gets mentioned in the previouslies. I do not mean, personal backstory and moving the relationship forward type stuff stuff, I don't care how great it is, if it's in a plotline about something weird is going on and we must investigate it and then we figure it out and never see these people again, I don't want to watch it right now. I would REALLY appreciate it if anyone can tell me which episodes in S2 are like that.
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"25% showtunes, 25% hip hop, 25% classic rock...100% gay" [Oct. 12th, 2010|08:59 pm]

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[Current Mood |happy]

Oh man Glee is just piling on more and more AWESOME this season. It's like they know me sometimes. And turning up the gay is JUST the way I like it.

Spoilers for Glee 104 )

Thanks for all the birthday wishes and virtual gifts yesterday. I had a great day full of Disneyland fun and free food. I also met another Glee fan (wore my Glee shirt) and we talked a bunch about the show and how great roller coasters are.
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Birthday Time [Oct. 11th, 2010|05:34 am]

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So today's my 23rd birthday. Nothing really interesting to say about it, birthdays are starting to become less special with nothing big attached to them. I am however enjoying all the birthday freebies, I already had a free breakfast. There's a list of some of the offers here in case anyone has a birthday coming up. Excited to go to Disneyland today and have some fun and pick up some more free food on the way back. Mostly I'm just really happy I'm in LA, I have a job and things are looking up for me. So glad I bought my iPod Touch, it is so useful for watching TV, reading ebooks (including fic!) and taking pictures/video while commuting or just in daily life. I'm catching up with Fringe right now with my iPod and it's so much faster that way. Anyone have any apps to recommend?

I know people like Brian Kinney don't think a birthday is anything to celebrate but for me, they're special because it can be quite an accomplishment to live another year. The world can be cruel either through natural disaster, bad luck, bad circumstances or human cruelty. With the recent gay related suicides (which is a horrible tragedy and hard for me to read about without crying), making it through another year takes on even more significance so I'm happy to have made it through mine. I haven't made as much progress on my goals as I'd like but I'm definitely well on my way and it's a learning process as I can see as I'm not making as many of the mistakes as I've done in the past.

Present wise I bought myself a new pair of boots which I'm SO in love with as well as the new Glee DVD (must vid!). And of course there's GLEE tomorrow and I'm sure the episode will bring me much joy and happiness. I'm just feeling really good about life right now and I'm really excited for the year to come!
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Wednesday Comedies and Question Meme [Sep. 29th, 2010|07:48 pm]

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Spoilers for Modern Family 202 )

Cougar Town was also super funny and Andy and Elle are my FAVORITES. Also I so agree with what Elle said at the beginning of the episode, if I ever become a parent and do that, SHOOT ME.

I'm so happy with Glee's ratings! They had the HIGHEST 18-49 ratings (the one that matters) out of any show for premiere week and then this week grew in the second week to 5.8. I am so glad I don't have to worry about this show (or Modern Family) being canceled anytime soon (even though it was already renewed but still). Also still watching the musical parts of last night's Glee and I can't get over the sexiness. Read a bunch of Glee fics last night that were just amazing. I am so into Britney/Santana now. They used to be mostly cute before and now adding the sexy just makes me sooo into them. If anybody has Glee fic recs for ANY pairing/moresomes (except Finn/Rachel or Will/Emma), I'm always open to them.

And now a fun meme:

Post a question in comments and I'll do my best to answer. Then I'll ask you a question. Much fun will be had in our verbal tennis match of witty witticisms. Tra la la!

It can be anything! Comment and much fun will be had.
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Glee is love, part two [Sep. 28th, 2010|08:30 pm]

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I am tired so this is going to be short:

Spoilers for Glee 202 )

Besides that, things have been up and down (public transportation is hell). And very hot which I can't complain about, just not as much fun when you're walking around a lot. Been catching up on some shows including Dexter (OMG awesome), Mad Men (EPICALLY AWESOME! again), Cougar Town and HIMYM (not too funny but I love the characters). Also Cougar Town deserves major props for making me like the main couple together. THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT! Seriously TV shows, don't shove them down people's throats, just let them interact and let what happens good or bad happen. I am impressed. Also the finale ending was perfect last season.
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Let's Hear It For LA! [Sep. 24th, 2010|09:00 pm]

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I'm in LA! My trip was uneventful thankfully and I made it here on time and in a good mood. Already I've had free champagne and cake and went on a little happy run to let out my (slightly drunk) happy emotions. I can't believe I made it and now that I'm here, all the nervousness I was feeling has disappeared and I'm just deliriously happy. I'm going to be using that word a lot because I am in a great, fulfilled and content kind of way. I have a whole plan of what I want to do here and I'm determined to get it. My ultimate goal is to have my own little apartment downtown but we will see how things go moneywise before I get there. It's just good to break free from the chains of cold, boring town with parents I'm sick of and no roots to speak of. I can't wait to meet people here, make friends, see some old ones and create the life of my dreams. Here's the song I've been playing to describe how I feel:

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in LA
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for LA, LA, LA

Yes I will service that song for my own city. Also last night was great TV night with my comedies coming back!

Spoilers for The Big Bang Theory )

Loved The Office for the first time in awhile. It was actually funny! And it wasn't even written by one of the original writers! Loved that it had heart as well. Thought 30 Rock was less funny but I still love Liz Lemon and it did have some laughs so it was alright. I miss Parks and Recreation, tried Community again but I still can't get myself to care enough about the characters and there aren't enough laughs for me. Also tried Shit My Dad Says which was unfunny as I heard it would be. Oh well. Also loved Modern Family on Wednesday although it wasn't quite as funny as I hoped, as always Cam/Mitchell were amazing and the cutest ever. I tried Running Wilde with low expectations as I have heard bad things but it was surprisingly good! The first half was bad and unfunny but all of a sudden the jokes started coming and they were funny and reminded me of Arrested Development. So definitely watching that one. Catching up on Cougar Town at the moment which has been unfunny but enjoyable and all of a sudden, it was funny! Much like How I Met Your Mother, it took til the 9th episode for me to really like it. Not super attached but I do need more funny shows. Still dying for Glee to come back, I have spoiled myself sooo much for the next episode (I am banned from spoilers after that one) but it's going to be SO good, dare I say it...legendary.

I managed to get my Festivids nominations in this morning thankfully. From what I remember I nominated The Wire, Treme, Little Miss Sunshine, Huge (2010), Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Be Good Johnny Weir, Project Runway, The Rachel Zoe Project, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Arrested Development, Damages, Beautiful People, Sex and the City (TV+Movie) and some other TV shows I'm forgetting. I'm so excited for it to begin! Hope we get a lot more vidders this year so there'll be more vids ;)

If anyone is in the LA area and wants to hang out, let me know!

Cause in the sun and in the weather
No one else has loved me better
California you’re the place for me
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GLEE = Happiness [Sep. 21st, 2010|11:14 pm]

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Man I forgot what a night with a new Glee episode is like. PURE HEAVEN. There is just nothing like getting a new episode and obsessing over it, having the songs on repeat and being in love with everyone and all the ships. Almost every scene is pure gold or has some awesome part to it (and I'm saying almost just in case). I am dying to go to next year's concerts, just watching the episode's songs was making me scream and it's just going to be ecstacy next year getting to see it many more times. I love them all SO MUCH!

Spoilers for Glee 201 )

Just preparing for LA at the moment. I found the PERFECT job for me with TV and social media which I'm hoping I'll get although my hopes are low. Also watching more TV, liking Boardwalk Empire so far, How I Met Your Mother was meh with potential, liked Lone Star and Hawaii-Five O is SO not my thing (bored by the characters AND plot).

Oh yeah, I didn't think I had a reason to use Tumblr but then I wanted to make a fashion blog with just looks I love. And so here it is. It's highly personal, just my favorite outfits and clothes but hey, if you're interested, feel free to check it out.

I am so creatively inspired right now, most since I got home from Vividcon. MUST VID GLEE. Thank god I have two projects to work on for it.
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TV yay! [Aug. 29th, 2010|11:11 pm]

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Well the Emmys were MUCH better than usual tonight. One thing kind of disappointed me but whatever I'm happy and there were LOTS of awesome surprises. The opening was the best ever (yay Glee!) and the Modern Family video thing later was hilarious. I just love TV and watching people who love it too. When does fall TV season start? I need my shows back.

Anyways, anyone want a TVTorrents invite? I have 3 and I'll give you lots of credits to go along with it. The uploads are up fast and you get good download speeds so I'm always using it.

Also anyone have any ideas for instrumental music (or instrumental portion of song) that might fit Stringer Bell? I may have just rewatched The Wire S3 and fell completely in love with him/it again. Although wow I forgot a LOT about what happened in that season. Avon/Stringer are still OTP though, holy shit man they are SO deep. Kills me everytime. I actually thought a certain scene from S3 wouldn't destroy me this time (if you've seen it, you know it) but I was totally wrong. God, show. But yeah, that season was amazing as is the entire show. I will never get over it. Also I got ANOTHER vid idea for The Wire although it's a S1-5 ensemble kind of vid so it's a bit overwhelming and I keep having a million ideas for things that work with it in the show.

Apologies about the delayed con report (which is ALMOST done) and Adam Lambert concert (which was AWESOME) report. I am horrible at these things. But at least I'm getting vidding done? So there's that.
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New vid: Learning to Live - Glee [Aug. 20th, 2010|05:21 pm]

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Here's a short Mercedes/Quinn vid I made for [personal profile] lorilann at [profile] gleeverse. I love vidding the more UC relationships on Glee and it was fun to find all the clips of these two while vidding. I did something a little more experimental with the credits for this one, hopefully it turned out alright.

Title: Learning to Live
Music: Beth Hart
Fandom: Glee S1
Focus: Mercedes/Quinn
Summary: Learning to live, living to learn. Made for [personal profile] lorilann at [profile] gleeverse.
Warnings: None.
Link: Learning to Live (25 MB)
Streaming: Learning to Live Streaming on Youtube

Thanks to [personal profile] hazelk for the beta and [personal profile] par_avion for the web space. All feedback (including concrit) is much appreciated. Enjoy!

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New vid: Cooler Than Me - Glee [Aug. 20th, 2010|12:27 am]

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This is the vid I made immediately following my Premieres vid for Vividcon. It was so nice to not have a deadline, to hear a song on the radio that I want to vid and just make it. It took me a little too long to figure out that it would work for Kurt/Puck but then it fit perfectly and gave me a chance to vid them. This vid is why I love them together even if there aren't a ton of canon scenes and I hope shows some of the reasons the ship is so popular in fandom. This vid is part two in the Kurt series.

Title: Cooler Than Me
Music: Mike Posner
Fandom: Glee S1
Focus: Kurt/Puck
Summary: You think you're cooler than me.
Warnings: None.
Link: Cooler Than Me (25 MB)
Streaming: Cooler Than Me Streaming on Youtube

Thanks to [personal profile] newkidfan for the beta and [personal profile] par_avion for the web space. All feedback (including concrit) is much appreciated. Enjoy!

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New vid: Music Again - Glee [Aug. 10th, 2010|08:54 pm]

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Here is my Club Vivid vid that I made for Vividcon 2010. There are small changes from the DVD version that was shown at VVC namely the credits (which took me an annoyingly long time today) and a couple clip additions/substitutions that were really bothering me. Considering I listened to almost nothing but Glee and Adam Lambert last fall and throughout much of this year, I consider this vid extremely appropriate to myself. It's basically almost everything I love about my show and it was so much fun to vid it.

Title: Music Again
Music: Adam Lambert
Fandom: Glee S1V1 (1-13)
Focus: Ensemble
Summary: You make me want to listen to music again.
Warnings: None.
Link: Music Again (39 MB).
Streaming: Music Again Streaming

Thanks to [personal profile] gigglemonster for the beta and [personal profile] par_avion for the web space. All feedback (including concrit) is much appreciated. Enjoy!

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New vid: Because I'm Awesome - Glee [Aug. 10th, 2010|02:21 am]

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Here is my Premieres vid that I made for Vividcon 2010. I had a different idea in mind but that was going to take too long so I thought I'd try to make a different fun vid to share the Kurt and Glee love. I think it turned out well and I didn't get too nervous at Premieres so I'm happy. This is part one in the Kurt series of vids I'm making with more coming soon.

Title: Because I'm Awesome
Music: The Dollyrots
Fandom: Glee S1
Character: Kurt
Summary: Kurt is awesome. And way more fashionable than you.
Warnings: Sudden audio change (sorry it was so loud!).

Link: Because I'm Awesome (23 MB)
Streaming: Because I'm Awesome Streaming

Thanks to [personal profile] cee_m for the song, encouragement and beta and thanks to [personal profile] par_avion for the web space. All feedback (including concrit) is much appreciated. Enjoy!

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Taking a Break [Jun. 21st, 2010|07:45 pm]

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So I'm going to be taking a break from LJ and other various social media sites for awhile, at least a month or so. The last two days I did a trial run of it and it was surprisingly refreshing. I got a ton of work done on my Premieres vid (which is coming along well thankfully) and it was nice to have kind of a mental break from reading so much and have time to focus on other things. Plus with all of the crap and fail going on in the world, I could use a break from that on the internet as I get enough of life sucks in my day to day life. Will probably check in from time and time and I will check my email everyday so that's the best way to contact me if you need me.

Already it's kind of weird and it totally feels like breaking an addiction (which it is and I'm usually at peace with) but it's a nice change of pace. I really do need to focus on my priorities right now which is getting out of this place and out traveling the world. Hope everyone doesn't have too much fun without me and nothing blows up while I'm away.

On a final fannish note, Glee is love and here's a vid that proves it: You've Got the Love. It's just a fun, sweet full of love vid that just makes me happy to watch it in part because it uses one of my favorite Florence and the Machines songs. God, I love this show no matter what anyone says.
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A Season of Glee [Jun. 8th, 2010|10:05 pm]

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So season one of Glee is over. I can hardly believe it. At least the three month season hiatus doesn't seem so bad after the four month one (never again Fox pleeease). But yeah, I love my show and I'm so thankful for this amazing season filled with so much happiness and goodness and music and everything I could ask for.

Spoilers for Glee 122 )

So I decided to change my Premieres vid after months procrastinating on it. Sometimes no matter how much you want to make a vid, you're just not in the right mindset on it and the passion is just not flowing leading to a major vidding block. I'm always scared that my vid ideas may never come to fruition because I lose my love for a show, characters, ship, etc but I suppose that's the risk you take as a slow vidder. The good news is I have another idea that I'm reeeally excited about and am having fun clipping, which how often can you say that? In the end, my goal is to have a vid in Premieres no matter what that vid is. It's just hard to let go of that vision of seeing a specific vid you want to make on that VVC big screen sometimes. I am getting increasingly happy and excited about Vividcon though (TWO months!!!) so that is always good.
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Glee Live Concert Happiness [May. 29th, 2010|12:08 am]

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I just saw the Glee Live Concert. It was honestly the best thing to ever happen to me. I am so speechless right now I can't even say but I am floating on a beautiful rainbow cloud and I never want to come down. I was just perfect. It brought out every emotion I've ever felt toward the show, all the joy and happiness and love and beauty that the show is all about. I didn't know what I was missing til now, to be surrounded by Glee fans singing and screaming at the top of our lungs at the best characters and cast on television singing some of the best songs with amazing dancing and set design and special effects.

I was waffling before on my favorite TV show of all time and now I know it's definitely Glee by infinity. It was made for me, it really was. It's the perfect combination of music, narrative, visuals and emotion that I love so much in vids put in story form with so, so, so many possibilities for storytelling. I've never felt this strongly for a TV show, for these characters that I want to give every part of my soul to them. I am so drained right now but it is so worth it because they filled me with love and I wanted to give it all back. I really can't get over it, it's just so perfect.

God I wish I had the money and time to go to the rest of the four shows because I want to repeat this experience over and over, every single day of my life. It's frustrating to have to go back to the world which is so much more dreary and lacking in color and song but the great thing about Glee is it carries me over that and shows me the hope and love in the world. It makes me believe again and want to do so much to change my life so it can become just as sparkle and song filled again. I realize I need to stay away from the negativity about the show because I feel I keep reading stuff preparing for a fight and I shouldn't have to feel like that. Especially when now I've seen people who love the show as passionately as me and that's what I need more and more of.

I'm thinking of trying to start a Glee Flash Mob kind of thing here this summer. Kind of crazy I know, but I really want to spread Glee far and wide and truly participate in it myself. The show really made me want to dance more too.

God, I still can't get over my love for these characters and cast. This has been the happiest day of my life and I wish I could experience this magic every single day. I love you, Glee.
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New York City! [May. 28th, 2010|03:11 pm]

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I kept saying New York City! in this weird way all week and I couldn't figure out what TV character I was imitating. Today I realized it was none other than Kris Allen in the bubbletweet video. Hee. So yes, I am in NYC and so far everything is going my way. The things that matter anyway. I got a window seat on the bus (that arrived on time!!) and with no one next to me I was able to stretch out started the trip. Then yes, I did go to the wrong address to wait for this Breakfast with Glee thing where the castmembers were going to a theater to do a radio show and some lucky contest winners had a ticket to be there, ask questions, meet and greet, etc. I was not one of those lucky people but I wanted to see them arive and possibly get into the theater. I quickly decided to take the subway to the Apple Store so I could check the right address and go there hopefully in time to see them. I made it down there by 7:30 and waited to see if there was any chance I'd get in. A guy came and said probably not but a couple people next to me said every time they did this, people in the standby line did get in. I was fourth in line so yeah, I totally made it in :) I was so happy, shaking and crying (not really for that last one).

But yeah, I saw the actors who play Mercedes, Santana, Artie, Tina, Finn and Puck and they were answering questions for Z100 and generally being super cute, dancing during the commercial breaks when songs were playing and it was just so cool to be in the same room with them. I got some video of it as well. Then a bunch of people all got to go up at once to get a picture with them and meet each one. And so I did!! It was great to meet Amber and Naya for the first time and I was sure to tell each cast member something special I loved about them (Kevin: favorite voice, Santana: loved her Bad Romance solo, Finn: the end of the last episode was amazing, etc) because I always like to give them a little feedback to tell them how much I love them. I waited outside and saw them leave but sadly it looked like they were too busy to do any autographs. Overall I was just soooo happy I got to meet them and attend it because I thought I had no hope without a ticket. Good way to start out my day. The $8 I spent on the subway ticket was sooo worth it. Although really, what happened to the all day passes? :(

I didn't take my computer with me this time *pause for shock* mostly because I didn't want to lug it around because I want to get some actual workout time in today. It actually is working out well because I brought a few books I've been meaning to read and I'm actually getting some serious reading time on them. Always having fun walking the streets of NY, walked Tribeca to the Apple Store along 6th Ave/Broadway which is always entertaining in seeing what's around. Except for the extremely tempting food parts. I don't know how New Yorkers stand it. However I am super in love with NYC right now in the I reeeeally want to live here kind of way. I feel like I'm cheating on LA lol but I know I could only ever live here during the summers so it's okay. I just love all the bright lights and stimulation and people and energy everywhere. It's fun.

Looking forward to meeting up with [personal profile] fredericks and [personal profile] paraka later/tomorrow! And of course the big concert is tonight eeee. I am glad I am going to their first concert at Radio City Music Hall. Even though I originally wanted to go to the last one, it all worked out because now I got to meet them at the Breakfast with Glee thing!

And lastly a meme because I am curious if people see what I see or even more:

Check my fandoms, my favorite characters, the pairings I like the most, my kinks, my fictional crushes, anything. Now, in a friendly and possibly teasing way, point out the obvious and not so obvious trends or fetishes you see in my tastes. Maybe I'm nuts for all vampire stories, or have a thing for men who smoke, or I'm fond of the tsundere archetype, or I'm into rival slash. Let's point out all of those you've noticed I tend to squee about during our friendship.
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Epic Gleeness [May. 25th, 2010|10:29 pm]

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The Glee episode I've been waiting for!!! It both fulfilled and slightly disappointed for the obvious reasons:

Spoilers for Glee 120 )

My excitement at seeing the Glee concert this Friday keeps growing!! I can't wait to be with a crowd of people who all *get* it, who get the Glee love and are crazy Gleeks like me who'll sing and scream and dance and love. Mmmm heaven.

Two comm recs: in case you missed it like me: [profile] lgbtq_recs LGBTQ recs!! Cause I always need more. And [community profile] ao3vidders is a vid auction to benefit the OTW in the hopes of eventually getting a vidding archive like the Archive of Our Own fic one. The vidders are all out of my price range but it's a great way to make a vidder do your bidding!

So glad Lost is finally over and hopefully people, really the media, will stop talking about it. I am so unsurprised a lot of questions went answered because that's what happens when you don't plan out your super plotty show from the beginning. Show creators, take note. On another negative note, I cannot agree more with Johnny Weir in hoping Evan (boo hiss) doesn't win DWTS and after his disgusting negative comments about Johnny recently I am only more vindicated that he is an ass who I continue to despise with every fiber of my being only rivaled by RTD.

But enough with the negativity, I am in a good mood right now with Glee love. Although only two more episodes left oh noes. Then again, summer does bring some new shows including Losing It With Jillian (Jillian Michaels all the time being awesome and hot? sign me up) June 1st, True Blood June 13 (PAM AND ERIC AND LAFAYETTE guhhh) and a whole bunch of shows I plan to check out. Yay TV!
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I like to top. [May. 19th, 2010|10:10 pm]

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*laughs* I can never say that without laughing like Adam. But yeah, I do like to top because I am currently number 1!! I had the biggest weight loss percentage in the group at 6%, boo yah! Yes I am psyched. Also the number of pushups I can do is increasing and I am very very happy about that because I want to do this double clap pushup so I get free personal training lessons but really just to show my trainer I can do it. Cause I'm all badass like that. No really, I'm a very competitive person (/Santino or any reality show contestant) and this just makes me happy.

I am in a Neil Patrick Harris kick for obvious reasons. His voice is just sooo gorgeous and pretty and gets to me and of course he is pure hotness. The gay thing helps because I am me and can't help myself but he's just awesome at everything really. I have been listening to all his Dr. Horrible stuff and Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit (this HAS to be Mad Men vid amirite? someone do it so I don't have to) and his recent stuff but does anyone know of any more music that he's done? I need more!! I reeeeally wish he could join the cast of Glee and sing every week cause I need my fix.

Oh, I'll be in NYC (again I know) on May 28th, all day until my Glee concert at 8pm and early morning on the 29th so if anyone wants to hang out, let me know. I am hoping so much I'll win this radio contest breakfast with the cast of glee (plus q&a/meet and greet) cause I'd DIE OF JOY but who knows at this point. Really I am just soooo excited about the concert and can't wait to see the energy and music love of Glee live in concert. Sure to be epic and crazymaking.

My thoughts on the Modern Family finale can be summed up quickly: awwww that was perfect :D I love when this show can make me cry.
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Glee Love! [May. 18th, 2010|10:56 pm]

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Since it's all I can get myself to post about these days:

Glee Spoilers for 119 )

My favorite Glee thing which is exactly what I hoped for when I saw the show is this Glee Flash Mob where people get together and form dances to Glee songs! Here's the first I think from Seattle:

I wish there was this kind of creativity around every corner. I totally want to join one! There's another one from Ohio U that is even more appropriate since Glee is set in Ohio. It just makes me so happy to see so many of them :)

Besides that nothing much else happening besides, work, working out, watching TV and trying to work on my hopeful Premiere vid as well as keeping up with fandom. Well that and my growing crush on Jillian Michaels guhhh. Oh also excited about Upfronts and the new TV shows for next year. Still most excited for Undercovers which yes, it's JJ so I do not trust it BUT the premise reminds me of Spyrents so I am looking forward to see if he can possibly capture that dynamic, if a little, again. Is there anything anyone wants me to post about this week? Cause seriously, I'm out of ideas right now.

Oh and anybody who watches House: has there been any super slashy House/Wilson episodes since The Down Low? I haven't seen any since then and unless it's H/W filled, I don't plan to.
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OMFG GLEE!! [May. 11th, 2010|10:18 pm]

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Now THAT is MY show. Holy crap, it was like they made the episode for me. Also shipping everyone/everyone FTW!

Insta-Reaction to Glee 118 )

Anyways, my trip was amazing. I am way too behind/tired to do a recap now but I had a ton of fun. And the Whose Live show was as hilariously and insanely slashy as it always is. I am currently waaaay behind on sleep as I got 3 hours on the way to NYC and then 2 hours the last night before I left. And I worked today and the next three days so I have little time to really catch up. Finished my Club Vivid vid so I'm glad that's over with. Now for the Premiere gahhh. Also had my first group workout with my trainer on Monday and FUCK it was intense. I honestly thought I was going to die or collapse during half of it. The cool thing about it is it shows you that the limits your mind says, I can't do this or there is no way I can hold a wall sit for this long, is TOTALLY bullshit. And there's nothing like a threat of 30 more pushups to get you to do it. The guy's not Jillian but he is pretty awesome.

Star alert: this 12 year old boy did this amaaaazing cover Paparazzi by Lady GaGa (he's a big fan, bonus points). He has an beautiful voice, full of emotion and he plays the piano really, really well doing his own thing with it. He writes original songs too, check out the other videos. I can totally see him getting a record deal in the future not to mention possibly doing a show like Glee if he can act at all. He reminds me of Kris Allen actually in terms of the beautiful emotional song in a Ain't No Sunshine way. I looove it, it'd totally be on repeat if I didn't have my Glee songs right now.
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Briefly [May. 6th, 2010|11:18 pm]

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So I'm leaving for NYC, New Jersey and Delaware (not in the same day) tonight. Hopefully it'll be a fun trip, looking forward to seeing Ryan and the gang as well as friends of course. Going to stay away from LJ/DW if I can help it, I think I need a break from it all.

Briefly, TV. Glee is continually too awesome to put into words. Nurse Jackie continues to be amaaaazing. Zoe is pure love ♥ Loving Marshall and Tara (and Lionel) as usual on United States of Tara. Sheldon continues to rule The Big Bang Theory. Barney/Robin makes me sad now (although I continue to ship them). Modern Family is love but I'm starting to be dying for a Cam/Mitchell kiss as it is becoming a Thing sadly.

And that's all I have time for now. Call my cell if you need me.
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Glee! And life imitating TV! [Apr. 27th, 2010|11:12 pm]

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New episode of Glee YAY!! This show is so my happy place every week. Brief thoughts:

Spoilers for Glee 116 )

Working hard on the Club Vivid vid that I am waaay behind on. But it is coming along well and I like it a lot and it's fun to do so I'm happy.

I'm really excited because I just signed up for a weight loss challenge! I saw a random ad advertising it and I've always wanted to be on The Biggest Loser (but not on TV) because I'm really motivated by competition, other people depending on me and badass trainers yelling at me so it sounded perfect to me. No voting out of course but there are teams and I got the meanest trainer I could find and if I win I get $1000!! (and a 1 year gym membership but I don't care so much about that). This is just the motivation and I need and I was planning on losing some weight before Vividcon so the time period (12 weeks) is perfect. Starts in a couple weeks but I wish it'd start this weekend because I'm so pumped up for it. Hope it'll be worth the money but I'm happy to put my money where my mouth is. I can't wait to get the body I've always wanted and be perfectly healthy for once!

Also really excited about going to some Whose Live is it Anyway shows next month with [profile] asuka14, [profile] blackstray, [personal profile] clayangel and [personal profile] sungreen70. If anyone is in NYC on May 7th during the early morning/afternoon and wants to hang out, let me know. It's going to be so much fun! And then there's the Glee concert next month which sounds like it's going to be spectacular. They're getting the same stage designers that did the LADY GAGA concerts and they're really going to put on a show. They're not even making money, just doing it for the fans that's how awesome the Glee people. Have I mentioned I love this show??? I am going to go insanely fangirl at this show and I can't wait!
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GLEE IS BACK! [Apr. 14th, 2010|01:26 pm]

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OMG GLEE ACTUALLY CAME BACK!!! God I am so in love with this show I don't even know what to do with myself. This show is just so perfect for me because I love all the characters and relationships and my only problem is I want MORE of everyone and 42 minutes is not nearly enough time. Give me webepisodes and music videos! Ah this show ♥ Ashley/Glee OTP FOREVER!!

Spoilers for Glee 114 )

Spoilers for the Glee music video after the episode in case that's a next week spoiler )

Also on the plus side is that Glee got amazing ratings last night!! 5.6 for 18-49 year olds which is amaaaazing (like comparable to House/Greys Anatomy/Big Bang Theory amazing) and around 13 million for overall which is a great improvement. I just hope it continues cause I never want this show to end. I like what Ryan Murphy says, they stay in high school forever! It feels so good again to put all the music in one file on repeat. I missed this happiness so much!

On top of that, Adam Lambert was on American Idol last night (and tonight!!) and he was amaaaaazing! God I had forgotten how pretty he was and how freaking hot he is and damn I wish I had a clone of him for myself. Good to see him try to kick some sense into these contestants (don't be boring!! people listen please) but the best moment was definitely when Ryan said, "My tongue is not nearly as talented as yours" and Adam gave this expression:

Yeah, keep talking about blowjobs, Ryan, keep it gay man heh. I could not stop laughing and freaking out at the epicness of that. We all love Adam's tongue, that's for sure :) Also Matt Morrison/Will laughing the background is awesome crossover fun.

Only one more week til new Glee yay!
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Happy Glee Day! Music and Treme, yay! [Apr. 13th, 2010|06:13 pm]

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HAPPY GLEE DAY EVERYONE! I've been in a great mood all day because MY SHOW IS BACK OMGYAY *trumpets and fanfare (probably from Treme) play* I really can't believe I made it this long without it. Even though I did finally give in and watch the promo, I am still super excited. Man it's been so long since I've had this show to make my nights (and the next day/week) so much more full of joy and squee and love and it's good to get it back. And it IS. On tonight at 9:28 after the American Idol with ADAM LAMBERT as the mentor! The night just keeps getting better and better really.

Other great things on premiere week: TREME. Ooh so nice to get a new David Simon show. Everyone should watch this show and here's why:

1) It's a celebration of music! And the triumph of the human spirit and creation and rebirth in the face of disaster. If you like jazz at all, definitely watch.
2) That disaster in particular would be Hurricane Katrina as the show is set in New Orleans three months after it hit. If you want to see what really happened after Katrina, this is the show to watch because David Simon and Co. are ALL about being realistic.
3) It's about New Orleans! All about the city and what makes it so special. If you've ever wanted to learn more about it, this show will *show* you the real thing.
4) Brilliant writing. This is brought to you by David Simon and other writers who wrote The Wire, objectively the best TV show ever created, and you can be sure they did just as good this time around even if the show is definitely different.
5) Great characters, actors and diversity: The actors that played Bunk and Lester are back on this show (and just as amazing) as well as John Goodman and Steve Zahn. And I am totally loving all the female characters as well like Toni and LaDonna and Janette who are all kinds of kickass. And as always, David Simon & Co. are great at representing the demographics of a real city.

Give it a try! It takes some time to get used to as not a lot is explained and things enfold slowly, across episodes but that's the wonderful thing about being treated as an intelligent viewer. It may be useful to turn on closed captions though if you can get it, I'm finding our DVR great for that. Also Treme was renewed for a second season!! Glad the writers and everyone don't have to worry about that.

Spoilers for the Treme Pilot, also pre-warned The Wire Pilot spoilers )

On a another note, there is also Ugly Betty whose last episode is tomorrow. It's been making me both very happy and very conflicted. I'm actually glad it's the last episode because I was seriously considering giving it up.

Spoilers for Ugly Betty up to 419 )

Random things:
-Adobe Flash is totally awesome and I love it a LOT
-The Big Bang Theory was HILARIOUS last night, I love Sheldon so much I can't even say.
-Bidding for Sweet Charity vids ends tomorrow I think so go vid on all the great vidders!
-Someone randomly gifted me with a Dreamwidth account! I am touched and happy, mostly about the icon space. My only problem with Dreamwidth now (besides general laziness) is I can't find a Generator style and I just can't live without my Generator that I've had since 2003. Sometimes change is not good, you know? Anyone know of one?
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Good times never seemed so good (or 6 more days til Glee!) [Apr. 7th, 2010|07:30 pm]

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OMG SIX MORE DAYS TIL GLEE!!! I am so excited I can't even. I can't believe I survived the four month hiatus of doom. And I just watched the cast on Oprah and OMG HOW IS THIS SHOW SO AWESOME??? I cannot even contain my glee, it is too boundless. The video for it is right here which includes Don't Stop Believin/Somebody to Love (best two songs!) performances, Q&A (with heartwarming/sobworthy stories, writer love and a a little spoiler alert), behind the scenes (extra spoiler alert). There's more but it's not online yet except a few videos on youtube. Just watching the performances made me go crazy which tells me I'm really going to go insane when I see them live. I hate spoilers normally (and still don't want to be spoiledfor any Glee songs or anything else) but in this case I am so desperate and love this cast/show so much that I don't care because OMG GLEE. More spoiler talk under the cut to let out my happiness.

Spoilers are screaming for joy )

One of the things I loved that Ryan Murphy said is that this is one of the few shows on TV that is optimistic, that's uplifting and I cannot agree with him anymore. What I love so much about this show is that after the crappiness that life can offer this show brings happiness and joy to me and so many people. There really is not enough of it on TV which always gets me down as my TV to watch piles up with depressing shows. But Glee!! It always brings the emotional highs and puts me in an amazing mood and I really need more of that in my life. This show is why I love TV (and music) and it's really what makes life worth living in the end.

And man is Glee coming back at the right time because I have been feeling more and more out of step with fandom and this is perfect to keep my energized. The recent wave of Supernatural and Doctor Who posts is just so whatever to me as I'm completely over episodic shows and I tried the Eleventh Doctor and hated it. It was just so boring and tries too hard and I don't like the new Doctor's annoying face and just whatever Moffat, go away please. However irrational it is, it just makes me want to get away from LJ/DW and go hang out in a Glee loving place for the next few months to concentrate on the happy. I won't-it'd be like cutting off my own leg-but I'm tempted. But such is life in fandom.

On a happy note, my time in Chicago was great! Totally epic. I went to the rink early in hopes of meeting Johnny but sadly didn't see him come in. I did get to watch the practice and saw the first time he started skating (instantly recognized him in his blue jacket). Totally cheered when he first came out and was the only one, hee (there was like 5 people there). When I saw him doing Poker Face I was SO EXCITED as I had no idea he was going to do it. They did make us leave before he practiced Bad Romance sadly but I caught a little of it waiting in line. I was first in line so I got a front row seat in the middle of the arena. It was very nice even though I was dying to have one of the on the ice seats. When Johnny came out, it was SO awesome, the whole building was filled with Johnny fans so we were all screaming and you couldn't hear the announcer or the music.

Besides Poker Face (which was just so cool to see live), Johnny also did this beautiful piece dedicated to the Moscow bombing victims. And god in the beginning I was so overwhelmed with seeing him live, him being so beautiful on the ice, that I started to cry. It was just so, so worth the money to see him live, he is an angel on the ice and so...perfect. And then finally for the grand finale, he did the famous Bad Romance which was EPIC! I mean the costume!!! Better than Poker Face, maybe even the pink tassel, I don't know. But it was all golden and glittery and just so Bad Romance. And the skating was so perfect for Lady GaGa, such a theatrical show and he totally made it worth it for the audience. So many ass swivel type stuff and ice sliding and fitting the song and just YES. At times he seemed to be looking right at me although that's probably just me. The audience was practically cheering the whole time and he totally got a standing oviation. It was just amazing.

And then at the end, he was coming around the rink waving at the audience and someone threw flowers that he collected. And I had bought flowers at Union Station but wasn't sure whether to throw them out or try to give them to him after the show. But when I saw that, I decided I would so when he came around to my side near me, I threw them down to him and he picked them up and looked at me and I was so overwhelmed with love that I blew him a kiss. And then looking right at me HE BLEW ME A KISS BACK!!! ME!!! OMG it was one of the best moments of my life. I felt so special. It was the best. So even though I didn't get a chance to meet him because he went to a VIP party and I had to leave to catch a train, it still felt personal and worth it anyhow because of that. Oh Johnny Weir, how I love you ♥
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Chi-town! [Mar. 31st, 2010|03:01 pm]

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Trufax: after listening to Kanye West for five years, it took me until my roadtrip back to NY to realize that Chi-town = Chicago. Yeeeah. But that's where I'm going! Tonight I'm leaving to go to Chicago to see Johnny Weir skate to BAD ROMANCE! Gaaahh I'm so excited I can't even. Plus the seats are general admission so I'm going to get there super early tomorrow so I can get a front row seat and hopefully meet him eeee. I was dying for a chance to see him ice skate and thankfully the universe provided it to me. If anyone is in Chicago and wants to hang out anytime on Thursday or Friday, let me know asap (if you can spare a place to crash Thursday night that'd also be great, otherwise my cousin once removed lives there so I'll hang with her). I'm really looking forward to it! And of course Chi-town is where I'll be going this August when I go to Vividcon :)

I was unsure whether I'd be able to go up until this afternoon as I got a new job and of course the scheduling put me on both my cousin's wedding and this trip. But thankfully they're letting me miss Friday so I'm fine and can go. Had my first day today and it was alright, shouldn't be too hard. Working in the deli in the grocery store for now although hoping to switch to cashiering soon. Should definitely help with money. Last weekend I went to see my oldest cousin's wedding and that was a lot of fun. It was nice getting to talk with some family I haven't seen in awhile and meet my cousin's new baby who was cute (as can be for someone who thinks babies are ugly) as well as getting to enjoy the open bar and dance floor. They played two GaGa songs which made me happy so it was a blast for the most part.

In TV that I am watching, been catching up on In Treatment and Breaking Bad. In Treatment is rather addicting once you get into it. I love the therapy sessions throughout most of the episodes and how character/relationship based it is. Very cool. I tried it out earlier but the pilot kind of bored me. Rewatching that I find that the first patient is my least favorite and of course I despise her storyline which is the thing that bothers me most about the show. Lots of familiar guest stars, Melissa George from Alias, Blair Underwood and Dan from Sports Night. Working on S2 at the moment. Breaking Bad took me three episodes to get into but the fourth is AMAZING. Very Wire-esque and the show does beg comparison to that show although it isn't as good in comparison (what is?). I love the gradual character change and how very smart the show is not to mention my favorite character, Jesse. The domestic stuff generally bores me although the Hank stuff can be pretty funny. However I will warn that they try to buildup to a big S2 finale ending but the ending SUCKS. Don't go into it thinking it'll change the world, it's just the creator fucking with you. Was angry about it so haven't seen the first two S3 episodes but I will tonight probably. I recommend them both if you love high quality television.

Also watched the first two episodes each of United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie and loved them both. United States of Tara got more gay which made me super super happy and I am interested to see where the storylines are going. I enjoy Nurse Jackie more because I love more of the characters. Zoe is my favorite (even though she's not my usual type) because her cuteness and funniness knows no bounds but I am still loving Jackie, Dr. O'Hara, Thor and the sadly taken away, Mo-Mo (such a tragedy-there are no words for my anger). Always can't wait for more out of both shows and I definitely recommend them if you like great female characters.

I am DYING to see more Glee and the premiere of Treme (David Simon's new show) about New Orleans and music). Of course they come in the same three day period, Treme on April 11 and Glee on April 13. A great article on Treme is here that makes it sound like the show will be a combination of The Wire (beaten down city backdrop + amazing realistic storytelling) and Glee (celebration of music + more individualism as well as coming together moments) which cannot make me any happier in what appeals to me. In sad news though, David Mills who writes for the show died today :( Really really sad because he wrote great episodes for The Wire and Homicide. I definitely can't wait for Glee to come back because I can really use the uplifting episodes it always brings.

Brief news on other TV and movies: Ugly Betty-OMG JUSTIN AND MARC!!! Um Justin's plotline makes me so squeeful and happy I can't even take it but god worst cliffhanger ever. American Idol-stopped watching, liked Toddrick and Andrew Garcia, hated Casey and Lee. Modern Family-SO IN LOVE. My favorite comedy at the moment, it's brilliant and everyone should watch it. The Office-loved the beginning of the last episode, Oscar = cutest EVER. Project Runway-I love Seth Aaron (I think he'll win), Mila, Jay and Anthony (he needs his own Bravo show). Can't wait to see the collections.

Oh and I got a new haircut. Never had it this short since I was like 8. It's weird but I mostly liked it besides the fact the hair dresser directly disobeyed my first instruction to keep it behind my eyes. It's fixed now though. Oh and I've been really into The West Wing these days. I feel like my love for that show cannot be contained in my body especially for my OT4. It never fails to make me laugh and believe in the world just a little bit more.
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Festivids Reveal! [Jan. 31st, 2010|10:26 pm]

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I am running on 20 minutes of laptop battery left so I have to make this short but Festivid names have finally been revealed. I made Sweetspot, a Glee vid for Will/Finn which you can download here. I was sure my huge love for Glee would give me away, heh.
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New Vid: Glee - Will/Finn: "Sweetspot" [Jan. 31st, 2010|08:53 pm]

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Here is my vid I made for Festivids. I was excited to get my assignment because even though I added Glee to my source list on a whim, it's GLEE. My favorite fandom and my recipient wanted Will/Finn who I love and wanted to do a vid for anyway. So it all worked out perfectly. I didn't realize until I started clipping them how much they touch and how *in love* they are. So it was fun to do, hardships aside.

Title: Sweetspot
Music: The Rescues
Source: Glee 101-113 (includes DVD screener)
Pairing: Will/Finn
Warnings: Teacher/student
Summary: Where you and I meet, that's the sweetspot. Made for [personal profile] zephyrprince.
Link: Sweetspot (Xvid, 35.5 MB)
Streaming: Streaming on Youtube
Original Festivid Post: Here.

Many thanks to [personal profile] par_avion for the website space. All feedback (including concrit) is much appreciated. Enjoy!

Embedded video under the cut )
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Festivids!! [Jan. 15th, 2010|07:26 am]

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Oh my god, the Festivids are out and they're amaaaazing. You can find over 70 fandom vids here from a ton of different fandoms. I am stunned at how good they all are and am working my way through them with feedback. Go check them out!

My vid is here and it is a West Wing vid of LOOOOOVE! Team Bartlet!! It is extremely happymaking and heartwarming and I love it dearly. My other favorite is an amazing Sound of Music vid which is a movie that's very dear to my childhood so I love it a lot. And it made me cry. Yay Festivids!

More Joy Day was great for me! I was feeling happy all morning with all the More Joy posts, then I got to play tennis singles for the first time and though I only tied, I held my serve which made me happy and then Festivid chatting was SO much fun while waiting for the vids. It's amazing how much a day devoted to joy can make your entire vid so positive. If only every day was More Joy Day! Which I suppose is the point, but still.

Thanks for the Glee vidlet prompts everyone who left them! I should hopefully have those done within a week.

I went to see Sherlock Holmes the other day and loved it! Oh god, the slash was OFF THE CHARTS! Worth it just for that although the story was good too. Holmes/Watson were just so married and jealous and in love with plenty of slashy innuendo and symbols. I had fun.

What happened in Haiti was horrible but thankfully fandom is quite generous. [community profile] help_haiti is a new community that is an auction of goods and services, largely fanworks for donating money to Haiti. There are a TON of amazing people there to bid on including all the vidders here. I am hoping I will win at least one person to make one of my many (8 right now) House vid ideas.

This weekend I'm going up to San Francisco!! I'm going to the Festivid party as described here this Monday. If you're close by, you should come! I can't wait to go and see all the vids and Castro Street and other Bay Area type things. Very exciting.

Oh and my best friend when I was little shared with me with pic from when I was 9ish and it's here, under the cut:

My best friend, me and my cat Butterball Picture )
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More Joy Day [Jan. 13th, 2010|09:10 pm]

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Happy More Joy Day! Or as I like to call it, More Glee Day. And so here is my More Glee Day offer: leave a prompt (including song) for a Glee vidlet and I'll make you a 15-30 (or more?) second vidlet. Any character, pairing, ensemble, episode, you name it. And for two other people, leave a character or pairing (from Glee) and I'll make you a picspam of them with quotes.


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2010! [Jan. 1st, 2010|11:11 pm]

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Happy First Day of 2010 everyone!

I am feeling so good about this year. I know I usually always say that but this one feels like a great setup. I am getting work done on my Festivids vid! The process is pretty easy which is fantastic. It is so nice having vidding be so easy with big thanks to great tech. And of course today I find the *perfect* vid idea for The Office. It sucks that this was the season where I fell out of love with the show although this song is so perfect I might have to do it. It reminds me why I fell in love with the show. I'm really hoping I'll get a lot of Glee vidding done this year because I feel it's my second chance to truly vid a show I'm in love with right when I'm in love with it. I'm still bummed I didn't vid The Office as much as I wanted back in the day not to mention other fandoms that have come and gone. But I am feeling very vid inspired and productive so hopefully that will change this year. I want to do the end of the year vid meme next year!

Really missing California and can't wait to go back. Warm weather and palm trees and sunshine will be sooo nice. I even miss the freeways although not so much the slowness of them. It is just weird not having five way lanes here, it feels deserted. I leave Monday morning and am hoping my return flight experience will be a better one. It will help having a laptop that doesn't need power adapter all the time and having less stuff to bring (no more big speakers and external DVD player!). I am planning on putting in some vidding and TV time :)

Still have to watch the last two Doctor Who episodes which considering I've seen the preview, says a lot about how much I care about the show. Was extremely bored by Water of Mars, wish I had only seen the last 10 minutes or so. Oh well. Have started watching Twin Peaks and like it a lot. I know Dale Cooper from Sex in the City and Desperate Housewives so that's a bit distracting but he's soooo pretty when he's young. Also he's the llama guy from I think the 2005 Premiere intro vid. I love the mystery and am looking forward to seeing what happens. The music is some of the eeriest music I've ever heard.

It is sooo nice working on a vid on a deadline but not feeling rushed or stressed. If only every deadline situation could be like that.
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True Blood S1 [Dec. 28th, 2009|09:29 pm]

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So today I finished True Blood S1. I am of two minds of this show. The backstory is I started watching it when it premiered and watched the first two episodes and didn't like it. Bored by the characters, bored by the plot, liked the concept/metaphor and LOVED Lafayette but not quite enough. I thought I had watched up to 105 for some reason but in rewatching I realize I was wrong. So what convinced me to try it again? Three things:

1) [profile] lianri assured me that it got better and S2 was insanely slashy with Eric/Godricness. Quotes helped a lot as well.
2) Watching [personal profile] bop_radar's Eric vid and being amazed by the sexiness/slashiness.
3) Hearing it was Adam Lambert's current favorite show. What, I'm easy, okay? The fanfic crossover helped too.

And now I'm done with S1 and I have to say, I am SO GLAD I kept going! Cause I still am bored by the plot and I still am bored by some of the characters but OMG I LOVE LAFAYETTE AND ERIC AND PAM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! They are SO my type of characters that I go gaga over and I can't stop watching because I need more more more of them. Man I wish this was the Lafayette and Eric and Pam show. Although I'd probably die of too much sexiness. What I'm trying to say is, everyone should watch the show (or check out) for them because they are soooo awesome. 104 is a great introduction.

Also I love that the show can be really funny. And even when it's clichish, it does it in a very funny way so if I watch it in an amused way I don't really care. I despise Bill/Sookie on the show but I do give the show props for not making Sookie a victim at least sometimes.

Anyways, Spoilers for True Blood S1 )

I did love seeing Artie and Ken's small guest roles on True Blood <3 Glee DVD tomorrow!! And I totally converted my mom to become a Glee fan, now she says it's her favorite show and she's only seen a little bit of 104 and some songs. Yay!

In other great news, my new Macbook Pro came today!! A day early :D I still need to get it all set up but eeee this is so exciting. I can't believe it's here :) I also bought some new small portable speakers, a keyboard cover and a lock/key for my new computer with my Christmas money. My baby is going to be getting a lot of stuff to keep it very safe and happy <3
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TV is the most personal thing in the world. [Dec. 9th, 2009|11:01 pm]

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[Current Music |Glee 113 songs]

GLEE!!! I watched it live streaming EST this week because last week I was a wreck waiting to see it. Very good idea.

Spoilers for Glee 113 )

Ways I am going to keep the Glee love alive during the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Hiatus:

Listen/watch the songs 134057946589084 times
Watch all the episodes 10-20+ times
Vid the show!
Memorize all the lyrics and dance moves
Hopefully join a fannish hiatus comm

Glee love will never die!

Thank you so much to everyone who left a snowflake cookie and virtual gifts! I managed to send some out before they stopped making them free but sadly not as many as I hoped. They are definitely happymaking to see.
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