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End of the Year Fandom Meme [Dec. 31st, 2015|06:52 pm]

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It's the last day of the year so you know what means: meme time.

What fandoms did you acquire in 2015?

HAMILTON (so obsessed), The Good Wife (Kalicia mostly), Person of Interest (Root/Shaw/Machine mostly), UnREAL, The Fall, Billy & Billie, Halt and Catch Fire, Review, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Carmilla, Difficult People, The 100, Casual, The Leftovers, The X-Files (on S2), Galavant, Better Call Saul, Master of None, Fresh Off the Boat, Sense8, Grace and Frankie, Frasier (still working on this), Another Period, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Empire, Supergirl (maybe, I can barely watch this as a clipping show but I love Kara/Cat), Jessica Jones (kind of-may only watch Jeri scenes next season), Star Wars (a little).

Started but not sure yet: Ballers, Bloodline, Cucumber, Banana, Fear the Walking Dead, Girl Meets World, Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle, Outlander, Rectify, Survivor's Remorse

What fandoms did you let go of in 2015?

Hockey RPF (for the quickest/worst fandom loss ever), The Mindy Project (I can't do bad baby plots even when I LOVE Mindy), Jane the Virgin (I also can't do good baby plots), maybe Fargo not sure yet.

What fandoms did you mean to get into but didn't in 2015? Why?

Deadwood (I got through mid-S1 and now forget most of it so haven't gone back), Penny Dreadful (not really my thing although I may try again another time), Manhattan (slow so far but I may try again).

What fandoms do you intend on checking out in 2016?

Deadwood, Show Me a Hero, Hannibal (catch up), Louie (catchup), Black-ish, Playing House, Banana, Cucumber, The Returned, Lovely Little Losers, The Man in the High Castle, Mr. Robot.

What fandoms do you think you might let go of in 2016 unless things significantly improve?

Right now I'm iffy on some shows that are kind of boring me: Nashville, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Empire, maybe Supergirl.

What show impressed you most in 2015?

Not TV but Hamilton was the best thing I listened to and watched all year and in the top 3 in my entire life. SO BRILLIANT, amazing use of words, narrative, incredible characters to identify with, revolutionary idea, music that I listen to nonstop. UnREAL was incredible with its interesting critique of reality shows and the beautiful, complicated, interesting relationship (and character development) of the two female leads. In general I found some unique, intriguing, feelsy femslash in The Good Wife with Alicia/Kalinda and in Person of Interest with Root/Shaw that was amazing to experience. I loved the Parks and Mad Men series finales which went out on top and moved me to tears. Movie-wise, Inside Out blew me away and Carol was so beautiful and amazing it took my breath away.

What show impressed you least in 2015?

Really bummed The Mindy Project not only did an accidental pregnancy plot that made no sense (THEY'RE OBGYNS!!!) but then badly handled the baby plot, made me dislike Danny with SAHM bullshit and then added a sexist doctor and that finally forced me to abandon the show despite my hero worship for Mindy Kaling for almost 10 years. I may go back someday but I had to quit it for now. The Kevin episodes/half-episodes on The Leftovers were THE WORST and bring the show way down for me (why are you wasting Regina King and Carrie Coon???). Jessica Jones had potential but I'm still bitter what they did to Jeri and how they sacrificed character development for plot which was drawn out way too long.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

I'm curious about Westworld, American Gods, Emerald City, Billions, Angie Tribeca (written by Steve Carell and his wife starring Rashida Jones), The Catch (Shondaland), The Magicians. I will not catch up in time but I'm looking forward to later watching The X-Files revival once I do. Moviewise, looking forward to The Girl with All the Gifts, Ghostbusters, Moana (LMM) and Finding Dory.

I've been reading some of my favorite TV critics about TV shows and criticism and #PeakTV and all that but lately I've been pretty disappointed with TV. There's nothing that's really grabbing me and that's not just good (sometimes great) but truly Great like a Breaking Bad or similar. I miss great shows that have characters that I really connect with and I'm always frustrated with all the white guy centered shows out there. It's frustrating that there's so many TV shows and yet I have such a hard time finding ones I truly love. Imma keep trying though as a helpless TV fan but I hope next year will be better for TV. In any case, I've been trying to read more books to help fulfill the character connections I'm not getting as much on TV although I miss the visuals with books and fandoms are harder to come by.
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End of Year Vidding Meme 2015 [Dec. 31st, 2015|01:02 pm]

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January
Infinite (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
All I Want (Life of Pi)
Us Against the World (German NT RPF)
Can't Pretend (Luther)
Grow Old With Me (Six Feet Under)
Through the Deep, Dark Wood (HTGAWM)

March:
Honey and the Moon (Soccer RPF)
Sugar (The Good Wife)

April:
Don't Wanna Dance (Grey's Anatomy)

June:
Dark Doo Wop (House of Cards)
Afire Love (The Normal Heart)

Total Vids: 11

My favourite video this year (of my own):
Dark Doo Wop because it came out closest to what I saw in my head and gives me a lot of happy OT3 feels.

My least favourite video this year:
I liked all my vids this year but probably Us Against the World because I still need to fix the choruses and am struggling with getting the source again to do it and it makes me sad it didn't come out like I wanted it to in my head.

Most successful video
Through the Deep, Dark Woods got the most love during Festivids and Dark Doo Wop did best at VVC. It also seemed that Afire Love was very successful at making people cry so I was proud of that :)

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
Happy with all my feedback but probably Don't Wanna Dance which I expected.

Most fun video:
Sugar was a lot of fun to make in terms of happy shippy feels and I think that comes through.

Video with single sexiest moment:
Dark Doo Wop with OT3 kissing and HTGAWM Annalise/Wes sexy moments.

Biggest vid fail:
Festivids deadline fail in terms of really struggling with them last minute so a few vids didn't come out like I hoped.

Hardest video to make:
Don't Wanna Dance in terms of clipping 10 seasons and Afire Love in terms of crying.

Most unintentionally telling video:
I don't know if this applies this year but a lot of the vids I made I cried making/watching this year, in part reminding me of my mom so that probably came through (All I Want, Grow Old With Me, Afire Love in particular).

For 2015:
I'm working on finishing some festivids including some tough ones as well as a few fun treats. I have one vid I've been dying to make for VVC for years and I'm determined to do it this year. I have a fun CVV vid in mind and a couple large projects I want to start working on. I want to continue working on cutting, visual techniques and learn more After Effects.
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Vidding Meme 2014 [Dec. 31st, 2014|11:26 pm]

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Here's the end of the year vidding meme for 2014:

(Links can be found here: My Vids)

January:
Final Round (Pariah)
Love, Save The Empty (Masters of Sex)
All We Got (The Great Gatsby)
Get Me Bodied (The Fifth Element)

March:
Here In Your Arms (The Voice)

April:
Right Now (Game of Thrones)

June:
Ready or Not (Faking It)
Made For This (Game of Thrones)

Total Vids: 8

My favourite video this year (of my own):
Made For This because I'd been waiting to make that vid for 2 years and I was so happy to make it and let out my feelings for Cersei and Cersei/Jaime. Even though it didn't come out exactly like it did in my head, a lot of it was similar and I feel like I had to grow as a vidder to make it.

My least favourite video this year:
I like all of my vids this year but if I had to pick a least favorite, it would be Love, Save the Empty as it didn't quite come out like I had hoped and honestly, I felt like the other Festivids for the fandom were better which brought me down a bit. But I did love vidding the pairing :)

Most successful video
I was really happy with the responses to All We Got and Get Me Bodied in terms of number of comments and them being appreciated by some of the vidders I admire.

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
I'm happy with all the feedback I got on my vids but I think Made For This and Final Round were the least appreciated although I expected that because of the fandoms/subject matter.

Most fun video:
Nothing super fun this year but it would be Ready or Not for the gay and Here In My Arms for the cute shippiness.

Video with single sexiest moment:
Get Me Bodied is full of them tied with the kissing section in Made For This.

Biggest vid fail:
Besides general laziness in getting vids done and having to race to the deadline, having a couple tech issues in All We Got really bothered me.

Hardest video to make:
Made For This as not only did I have to get past my show issues, I struggled to match my vid's ambition and had limited time in getting it done by the deadline.

Most unintentionally telling video:
Ready or Not.

For 2015:
I'm working on about 6 different Festivids at the moment so it's high priority to get those done. I'd like to submit a vid to Vidukon or Wiscon but I'm determined to finish my Cristina/Meredith vid next year as well as one of my more ambitious vid ideas for Vividcon. I'd like to try to keep vidding an hour a day and work on improving my vidding techniques especially visual-wise.
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End of the Year Meme [Dec. 31st, 2014|08:10 pm]

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Here is my end of the year meme for 2014:

End of the Year Meme )

General Goals for the year:

1. Do well at St. John's College. Read a lot, make new friends.
2. Volunteer at educational nonprofit(s).
3. Improve at Parkour, lose fat, gain muscle.
4. Continue learning Spanish and start learning German (I'm a few lessons in on Duolingo).
5. Make vids for Festivids, VVC, pleasure.
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Vidding Meme [Sep. 3rd, 2014|06:51 pm]

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So I'm going to be attempting to post more in the next month and here's a vidding meme to help me with that...

Give me a number -- or a few! -- and I'll answer in a separate post.

1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-vid.
2. Is there a genre or style you've yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
3. Is there a genre or style you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole?
4. How many vid ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
5. Share one of your strengths.
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
7. Point to a section from one of your favorite vids you've made and explain why you're proud of it.
8. Which vid was the hardest to make?
9. Which vid was the easiest to make?
10. Is vidding your passion or just a fun hobby?
11. Is there a section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
12. What's the best vidding advice you've ever come across?
13. What's the worst vidding advice you've ever come across?
14. If you only could vid one show/movie for the rest of your life, which show/movie would it be?
15. Do you work mostly from start to finish, or do you vid sections out of order?
16. Do you use any tools, like clip notes or storyboards?
17. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
18. Describe your perfect vidding conditions.
19. How many times do you usually revise your vid before posting?
20. Choose a section from one of your earlier vids and talk about whether and how you'd do it differently now. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
21. If you were to revise one of your older vids from start to finish, which would it be and why?
22. Have you ever deleted one of your published vids?
23. What do you look for in a beta?
24. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
25. How do you feel about collaborations?
26. Share three of your favorite vidders and why you like them so much.
27. Do you accept prompts?
28. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your vids being canon compliant?
29. How do you feel about smut?
30. How do you feel about crack?
31. Which is your favorite site for posting vids?
32. Talk about your current vids in progress.
33. Talk about a comment or review that made your day.
34. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?

Yay vidding!
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2013 End of the Year Meme [Dec. 31st, 2013|01:01 pm]

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Here is my annual end of the year meme:

End of the Year Meme )
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2013 Vidding Meme [Dec. 31st, 2013|12:17 pm]

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Here's the end of the year vidding meme for 2013:

(Links can be found here: My Vids)

January:
Curiosity (Boy Meets World)
Give Me Everything (Parks and Recreation)
Beautiful in Los Angeles (The LA Complex)

February:
Circle of Life (Game of Thrones)

March:
Drumming (Homeland)

April:
I Love It (Glee)

May:
For the Girl Who Has Everything (Bunheads)
Pumped Up Kicks (Veronica Mars)
We Don't Care (The Wire)

June:
Scar Tissue (The OC)
Past the Feeling (Once Upon a Time)

October:
Make a New Dance Up (Orange is the New Black)

November:
Counting Stars (Game of Thrones)
Bandaid (Parks and Recreation)

Total Vids: 14! (my highest I think)

My favourite video this year (of my own):
Probably Give Me Everything because the end result matched up the most with what I saw in my head and it was so much fun to vid my favorite character and all her wonderful women friends. I also really love Counting Stars because I was able to vid my current most loved character in Jaime and I was able to express so many of my feelings with one of my favorite songs.

My least favourite video this year:
In general I liked all my vids this year but if I had to pick one probably For the Girl Who Has Everything where the song didn't work for me quite as much as when I first heard it and I wasn't quite as in love with the characters as I was with my other vids (plus the show is a bit hard to vid).

Most successful video
I was really happy that Give Me Everything got so much Festivids love. Glad to see so much Parks and Recreation love out there! I was also pleased that people liked Past the Feeling at Vividcon.

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
I can't really complain about any of the feedback I got but I suppose the Bunheads and The Wire vids got the least in part because of the small fandom status.

Most fun video:
I had fun making a lot of my vids (especially Circle of Life, Make a New Dance Up and Counting Stars) but overall I'll give it to Bandaid because it was filled with so much cute girls in love and a relatively easy process. What I've learned this year is I most love vidding my favorite characters and ships with a deep emotional connection.

Video with single sexiest moment:
A tie between Beautiful in Los Angeles and Make a New Dance Up with the taking off clothes and kissing :) Mmmm I love it!

Biggest vid fail:
Not starting the OC clipping in May which made June a hellish process of clipping and vidding all the time. In general, leaving vids halfway finished and then scrambling to make deadlines. There was also a few vids I wanted to make that I never did.

Hardest video to make:
Past the Feeling was different than I usually did and I definitely struggled with trying something new. But it turned out pretty well so I'm glad about that.

Most unintentionally telling video:
I don't know about unintentional but Counting Stars contained a lot of myself in it.

For 2013:
I still have a ton of Festivids to make and I have no idea how many I'm going to finish with my other goals for the new year. I want to make an Adam/Blake vid preferably for Escapade but clipping is tough for that so we'll see. I have a TON of Game of Throne vids I want to make for Vividcon and before so we'll see how many of those I'll get done. I have a couple big vids I'd like to make but I'm unsure about time so we'll see. There's a couple new techniques and skills I want to add to my toolbox so I'm hoping to continue to push myself while still giving myself plenty of room to make fun vids about my favorite ships.
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End of the Year Fandom Meme [Dec. 31st, 2013|11:08 am]

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So I still need to finish my big travel post about my time in Europe (so much fun!) but for now I need to finish some end of the year memes. Here is the first although I'm not sure how many fandoms I'll remember this year.

End of the Year Fandom Meme


What fandoms did you acquire in 2013?

The Voice, Orange is the New Black, Spartacus, Masters of Sex, Vicious, Scandal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Bunheads, Twin Peaks, Frasier (in S3), House of Cards, Top of the Lake, The Blacklist, Catfish, Vikings, Bates Motel, Lip Service, The Fosters (kind of), Hannibal (kind of), Parenthood (in S1), Portlandia (in S2), Louie (in S2).

What fandoms did you let go of in 2013?

I'm behind on a few shows but I still plan on catching up so I'm not going to add those. Walking Dead is dead to me for it's bullshit treating of characters (especially women/POC) and stupid Governor plot. Revenge might go if I can't get motivated to catch up on.

What fandoms did you mean to get into but didn't in 2013? Why?

Still in S1 for American Horror Story, Deadwood, Legend of the Seeker, Luther, The Hour and Justified although I intend on fully catching up on those. Other I didn't were Borgen, Political Animals and Boardwalk Empire. I still need to catch up on Misfits, Nurse Jackie, Treme and Damages. Mostly lack of motivation and time.

What fandoms do you intend on checking out in 2014?

Big projects are to finish Deadwood and finally watch all of The X-Files. In no particular order, other stuff I want to check out: Borgen, Political Animals, Boardwalk Empire, Rectify, The Americans, Broadchurch, The Returned, Veep and keep going with Nashville.

What fandoms do you think you might let go of in 2014 unless things significantly improve?

Downton Abbey especially is my favorite character dies/leaves the show. The Blacklist needs to ping more of my Alias buttons to keep my interest and Hannibal is still on notice and is mostly there for fandom/critical acclaim.

What fandoms do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?

Game of Thrones, Parks & Recreation, Glee, Once Upon a Time (only because Swan Queen, I've been close to quitting), Arrested Development, Modern Family, Masters of Sex, Mad Men and a few others.

What show impressed you most in 2013?

Breaking Bad was simply AMAZING! The last eight episodes blew me away especially Ozymandias which was by far the best episode of the year. I also loved Game of Thrones (much improved from S2), Scandal (most addicting, cracky show ever!) and Parks and Recreation. On the movie side, Catching Fire was pretty awesome!

What show impressed you least in 2013?

I was really disappointed by the first four Homeland episodes and haven't caught up beyond that. I'm hoping it gets better after/next season. I was also disappointed by rookie shows like Agents of Shield and Super Fun Night.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

GAME OF THRONES SEASON FOUR!!! JAIME/CERSEI BABY!!! Gonna be some epic stuff happening too and I'm soooo psyched for the Martells. Also the Veronica Mars movie! Which hopefully will be good like S1. Orange is the New Black! I'm super super bummed about the casting news but I'm hoping it'll be temporary and the show will still be awesome. Can't wait for X-Men: Days of Future Past (Erik/Charles!!!) and the fanfic binge that is sure to come with it. Also looking forward to Mockingjay I and The Hobbit 3.

Other possibilities: Looking (gay guys in SF led by Jonathan Groff? Sign me up!), Klondike? (Richard Madden!), The Normal Heart (love this cast/director/gay content!), Halt & Catch Fire (always nice to see a computer history drama) and True Detective sounds interesting narrative wise.
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End of the Year Vidding Meme 2012 [Jan. 23rd, 2013|10:37 pm]

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So I did say I was going to do this and I meant it. First time I'm doing this meme! Hopefully it'll be annual after this.

End of the Year Vidding Meme 2012 )

Last Saturday was Festivids Go Live! I got a Homeland vid!!! Breathing Underwater is a S1 vid about Carrie and Brody, their similarities and issues and journey together. It gave me SO MANY FEELS and the song choice is just perfect for exploring their emotional struggles together. I loved the use of POVs and the kinetic energy throughout. It made my Festivids so amazing to get such a great vid :D

I'll have a recs list at some point but for now here's my favorite vid besides my own that blew me away: Smoke and Mirrors. It's a Mad Men vid that explores so many of the deeper themes of the show and is just brilliant in the deeper things it says. The song choice is perfect, it gives me ALL THE FEELS and it's just the vid I wish I could make. When I'm clapping and cheering and HOLY SHITTING at the end of it, you know you've won me over.

If you haven't seen any of the Festivids (or just a few), be sure to check out the masterlist and see and comment on all the vids! There's over 100 small fandoms represented there and the vids are awesome!
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While I'm bored at work... [Aug. 30th, 2012|11:22 am]

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Pick a number and I will tell you
1 - Your current OTP.
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind.
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will.
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t.
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom? If so, what?
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom?
7 - Do you remember your first OTP? If so who was in it?
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series?
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms? If so, which and why?
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr your social network sites.
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom?
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request. What do you ask for?
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist.
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor.
15 - Choose a song at random. Which OTP does it remind you of?
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas).
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why.
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships.
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon.
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping?
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms.
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms.
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from.
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go.
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End of Year Meme [Dec. 31st, 2011|07:30 pm]

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It's hard to believe 2011 is about to end. I can only hope 2012 will be much better than last year for me and everyone else.

End of Year Meme )

Happy New Year!
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End of the Year time [Dec. 30th, 2010|10:23 am]

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End of the year meme!

End of the Year Meme 2010 )
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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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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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Shippiness, sexiness and sparkle pants [Mar. 3rd, 2010|01:35 am]

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I have another post I've been working on but can't manage to get the words out so have a meme:

Comment on this entry with a pairing I ship from one of my fandoms and I will tell you:

1. When I started shipping them
2. What I think their challenge is
3. What makes me happy about them
4. What makes me sad about them
5. What moment I wish had never happened
6. Who I'd be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other
7. My happily ever after for them

Please give me pairings for I am bored at the moment. Even if I only ship them a little! Check out my profile page if you need ideas.

Two links for two of my favorite men in the world:

Adam Lambert doing Sleepwalker on Leno tonight. The emotion in the song just breaks my heart so beautifully especially but you don't want me which is my favorite part of the song. And holy fuck, is he HOT HOT HOT. God that outfit and the makeup and the whole look just slays me with how sexy he is (see icon).

Johnny Weir with sparkly glittery pants! Seriously, I want these pants SO MUCH for Club Vivid. So freaking hot. And he is sooo cute and I love them (or rather, Kelly) supporting him. How I wish they could convince him to compete in the next Olympics (in RUSSIA!!!).
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End of the Decade (+True Blood S2) [Dec. 31st, 2009|10:33 pm]

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I cannot believe the 2000s are ending and it's going to be 2010, the start of the new decade. Wow. Here are some memes to sum it all up.

End of the Year Fandom Meme )

Fannish Year Meme )

End of the Year Meme )

Also I finished True Blood S2. Spoilers for True Blood S2 )

I have finally figured out that part of the reason I love Eric so much is that he reminds me of Brian Kinney. Not just the clothes but he has the same kind of looks where you can see the vulnerability underneath them as well as a similar sexy aura.

Anyways, basically I am okay with this year. The highs were balanced by the lows so it all turned out pretty okay. I need to change it up though so I'm hoping I'll follow through on my goals this year. The year has gotten me to the place I need to be in for next year and I didn't mess up anything so much that I can't come back so all in all it's been good. I am making good progress on my Festivids vid on my new computer which is sooo wonderful and perfect. My vid output of one vid this year was disappointing but I'm giving myself a break because of tech trouble. 2010 does not have this excuse and I have five vids in planning that I really want to get done. It's wonderful having a fast computer where Premiere takes 5 seconds to load and it's easy to clip and vid. Onto the future!

Happy New Year everyone :)
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End of the Year Meme [Dec. 31st, 2008|06:42 pm]

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So after the year from hell aka 2007, I knew this year had to be better and I was right. It was an okay, nothing special kind of year although some good stuff happened throughout. I name my years and this one I've decided on The Year of Transition and Tech Troubles since every tech thing seemed to break or get lost this year and I was just in the midst of change and figuring out and moving in the direction I want to go.

End of the Year Meme )

I'm hoping next year should be much better as I should be back in California and hopefully having a great time in college. I want to try to balance all the things I love in life and not neglect anything. I'm really looking forward to a year of Obama, spring break in Florida with my friends, Vividcon and just a new start for myself. Hope everyone has a great year and the TV gods are nice to us!
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End of the Year Fandom Meme [Dec. 31st, 2008|12:43 am]

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End of the Year Fandom Meme )

I seemed to have gained more fandoms than I expected. Pretty good year I'd say and I am especially happy with picking up Alias with my second favorite ship, Jack/Irina along with some excellent shows like Oz (and my other new favorite ship Beecher/Kellar!), Six Feet Under and Mad Men (Sal!). Hoping to get some classic great shows off my list next year like The West Wing, The X-Files and The Sopranos. Going to be a busy year so we'll see what I get done.
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Happiness Meme - Day Two [Dec. 19th, 2008|11:09 pm]

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Sometimes it's about the simple things:

Being alive, being warm, being at home, being safe and sound, being done with school. Listening to music, watching Arrested Development, getting my beautiful Obama sticker to put on my laptop, cuddling with my cat. Good things like that seem simple but really are absolutely amazing.
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Everyone deserves music [Dec. 18th, 2008|09:50 pm]

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[Current Mood |tired]

So I think somehow I ended up in music fandom? In any case, it's my new fandom and I am overwhelmed. Probably not the best idea to get into it on finals week. But I think I aced or did good enough to get an A on all my finals so I'm happy there. Of course continuing with my bad luck when it comes to NYC (last time I lost my backpack including bus ticket back, a few clothes, a few DVDs and a few other things but the end was just a nightmare), tomorrow there's going to be a snowstorm so I'm going to have a hell of a time getting there. At least there will be Rachel (OMG) and Dr. Horrible making me feel better.

So late on this and I don't expect anyone to give me any of this stuff or anything but here's the Wishlist meme:

My Wishlist )

I got tagged with the Happiness Meme and so I'll start that:

1. Post about something that made you happy today even if it's a small thing.
2. Do this everyday for eight days without fail.
3. Tag eight of your friends to do the same.
Do it if you like!

Today music made me happy! This may be a repeating theme. What I Be by Michael Franti & Spearhead in particular is a great pre-finals song. Love all the imagery. Also The Kills stuff is great and being able to recognize artists in people's music lists is fun. And just the feeling of being DONE with a final and knowing I did a good job and being able to run down the steps exhilarated at that. I want to chase that feeling /Toby. Oooh yes! Pretty, pretty Alec finally showing up on Dark Angel. Sooooo hot. Hotter than Dean even in only shallow terms. Very yummy. And rewatching Arrested Development still makes me laugh. S3 gets a lot of flack but even the British episodes are brilliant and hilarious if going too far (reminds me of S5 of The Wire that way).

I am lucky I got into music at the end of the year with all the best of year lists that help me get caught up on recent music. I deleted my entire iTunes library and am adding albums one by one and rating them all. It can be hard but in general 5's are my absolute favorites I can listen to over and over and not get tired of them, 4's are songs that are special and make me want to listen to them again, 3s are good but just okay and I listen and move onto the next, two are not as good but I'll hear once in awhile and 1s I only want to hear very rarely. It's fun to do actually especially when I find good stuff.

Man tomorrow's going to be crazy. I really, really hope it goes okay *crosses fingers*
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Wire Reunion! And a meme. [Dec. 9th, 2008|10:05 pm]

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[Current Music |Eli Stone]

On Eli Stone, RIGHT NOW we have as prosecutor, Rhonda Pearlman (back again in that position!) and Levy as judge, both from The Wire! It is weird yet very, very cool seeing them back in the courtroom again but I keep expecting to see Levy as the defense. Weirder still is it's a case about drugs! I love seeing Wire actors.

ABC seems to be hiring Wire actors, I saw Kima in Brothers & Sisters and it was just so wonderful to see her again. Man, I reeeeally can't wait to get The Wire complete collection for Christmas.

Memetime for the pretty:

1. Answer each of the questions below using the Flickr Search engine.
2. Choose a photo from the first three pages.

3. Copy the URL of your favorite photo into this site: http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php
4. Share!

Questions: name, favorite food, hometown, favorite color, celebrity crush, favorite drink, dream vacation, favorite dessert, what I most want to be when I grow up, what I love most in the world, one word that describes me, my username

Mosiac pretty )

Tonight: watching House and staying up late writing a paper for school. One fun, one not so fun, guess which.
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OMG this is the gayest week(end) of my life [May. 28th, 2008|02:55 pm]

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So I may have spent most of Memorial Day weekend watching all of Brothers & Sisters. But it was so worth it! I enjoyed it greatly and it was so nice to get addicted to a show again for the first time since Oz. I was really annoyed the other day seeing someone describe TV as "visual crack" but you know what? I love my visual crack. The addictive quality is the best part! So I started watching mostly for the gay storylines with low expectations but it turned out to be pretty good. I love the family banter among all the family with all the funny lines and making fun of each other in a affectionate way. My two favorite characters turned out to be Kevin (I am nothing if obvious) and Sarah who I recommend for everyone on my Flist who loves strong, business women who are awesome. Also Sally Field is wonderful as Nora and it's so great seeing Ron Rifkin back on my screen! Odd at first as I kept expecting a Rambaldi reference or him to have some kind of mastermind plan or being weirded out that he has slightly similar relationship to his former psyriatrist on Alias. I wonder if I don't like Balthazar Getty or he just has a habit of picking kind of wooden characters because he's the weakest cast member for me here. The Everwood cast is fun to see here too as well (damn you, Berlanti! hee) and it cracks me up that Robert McAllister is like Bobby from Jack and Bobby. Rob Lowe is pretty but I HATE the politics storyline on the show. There was a great quote that described me from the show, I don't like the fight [of politics], I like supporting the cause. But the family and relationship stuff is great.

It's just so nice to see a gay character (Matthew Rhys is soooo cute as is his accent) get the same amount of time as straight ones in his relationships. There is plenty of boykissing on this show :D It SOOTHES MY SOUL. It really does. I never get enough of it. And Scotty is adorable especially when he smiles and kind of closes his eyes *melts* I'm so easy. It's amazing what having one gay couple can help break up the heteronormality (see also Grey's Anatomy).

Anyways, spoilers: Spoilers for S1-2 of Brothers and Sisters )

I think loving this show is my cue to watch Six Feet Under which while it has a different tone and better overall writing, is all about a family with a family business, a gay character (Michael C. Hall!) with boykissing and Rachel Griffiths. So add that to my long TV watching list. Which speaking of, here's a TV meme about the past TV season:

TV 07-08 Season Meme )

I've been sick with a cold/headache all weekend as well which was annoying but thankfully it's mostly gone. I've been feeling pretty optimistic about my life lately which is always good. This summer I really want to do a lot of things I haven't done before. For one, I want to really explore the city and go out and do stuff which I've never really experienced or seen. Plus I want to visit some places from my childhood that I never really got to say goodbye to. I just never went out a lot in high school and I'd like to really do that. Also I'm planning on going on seeing the US Open finals if I can because I reeeally want to see Federer play (my favorite tennis player) and hopefully tie or beat Pete Sampras's (my previous favorite). I saw them play together a few months ago (on TV) and it was just amazing. So that will be a fun NYC trip.

I've been feeling a lot more romantic for awhile now, Jack/Irina kind of inspired me back in January and it hasn't really gone away so who knows, maybe I'll find someone. It feels like I'm over my two year kind of thing (don't ask) and even though who I'm looking for is rare, you never know. It'd just be nice to actually experience romance versus live vicariously through my favorite TV character although that's always a nice alternative for my hopeless romantic self.

I'm been in kind of a vidding funk in typical horrible timing but I'm working on my 5 facts vid meme I got tagged for and it's just so much fun! It's definitely helping so that's good. Now that TV season is over, hopefully I'll have more time for vidding stuff.

I've been experiencing an Office renaissance with all my love for the show coming back full force as I rewatch the show. It's reminding me why this show is my favorite and why I want to obsess about it so much. I'm still going to be doing my rewatch with clip notes/posts after Vividcon season is over. But for now fun rewatching is always great. It's funny, in the past couple weeks, I've had people on my Flist falling for The Office, Firefly and The Wire and it just makes me SO HAPPY to see such great reactions to them and reminds me of the first time I fell in love with all of them. It really is an amazing feeling and one I wish I could repeat sometime. And that is why I watch so much TV, in that never ending hope that I'll find another show that makes me feel that way and so full of love.
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The Shows I Watch [May. 6th, 2008|06:47 pm]

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Based on that essay that started it all, the what shows are you watching meme. I have way too many shows for this meme, but oh well (it took me forever though!). All of my shows behind the cut, find the ones you watch/are interested in.

Shows I Currently Watch )

Shows I Used To Watch (and sometimes still do) )

Doing this just reminds me how much I love TV and all my characters and ships and thank god for all of them proving so much joy in my life along with the fandoms that develop from them. I love TV! At the same time though, I've been feeling an overload because I have so many amazing so many great shows and ships I'm loving right now. I've been getting into House fandom, specifically House/Wilson because when I first got into the show I was deep into Office obsession territory and I didn't give my favorite slash ship the attention they deserve. So if I recently friended you, that's probably why. And I'm LOVING this season and all the slash so that's inspiring me a lot in reading fic, watching vids, watching the best episodes, listening to podfic and reading discussions about them. At the same time, I still am reading some Beecher/Keller fanfic, loving Brian/Justin fandom sparking my love for them, squeeing over Barney/Robin, watching Ryan/Colin clips on youtube and reading favorite fics and every time someone mentions Jack/Irina (or I see a picture), my heart squees and I get very tempted to start obsessing about them again. There's just so much great ships and shows out there.

On a different note, I haven't watched American Idol for years (I watched an episode of the Carrie Underwood and Bo season a long time ago) but I wanted to check out the Beatles episode(s) because I love their music and it was pretty entertaining. It hasn't changed much, I still dislike Ryan Seacrest (sorry [livejournal.com profile] dollsome), I still love Simon (I can see why House worked as a great follower to the show) and he's very slashy with Ryan, and the singers are all decently talented and mildly entertaining. The David A kid is way, way too cute. Ultimately I stopped watching and will continue to because it feels like a waste of time in a popularity contest whereas I love creative reality TV with unique challenges each week. On the other hand, it made me watch Scooby Road again and OMG I love that vid so much. My third favorite vid ever and the end gets me every time.

Lots of TV thoughts to come!
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The Ships Meme [Apr. 13th, 2008|07:43 pm]

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Here's the ship meme that was going on awhile back. I divided my many ships up into primary pairings with OTPs first that I have the most emotional investment in and am most likely to want together or read fic (or vids) for and secondary ships that I still support and love but am not quite so in love with them. Check what you ship no matter how much you ship them. The line between shipping and just enjoying can be iffy so I may have left a few off my list. It's long so the poll is under the cut.



My Ships poll )
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Fuck you, she's awesome! [Apr. 9th, 2008|02:53 pm]

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I'm so in the mood for this meme.

Originated by [livejournal.com profile] dsudis.

So I was adding some new interests to my LJ profile (because I, uh... have some new interests. Yes.) and found myself feeling defensive every time I typed a female name, thinking, basically, FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME, because I felt as if someone somewhere was going to be criticizing my love for them.

So, anyway, then I made a list of women who make me want to say FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME. They are far from the only women who are awesome, or the only women people need to be told to step off of, but they are the top ten I feel that way about, right now, off the top of my head.

If you want to argue with me about the awesomeness of any of these women, I am afraid I will simply be referring you to the subject line. THAT IS ALL.


Not a comprehensive list but these are a lot of my favorites:

Irina Derevko (Alias)
Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)
Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
Grace Polk (Joan of Arcadia)
Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica)
Pam Beesley (The Office)
Kima Greggs (The Wire)
Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Jan Levinson (The Office)
Jaye Tyler (Wonderfalls)
Jordan Sullivan (Scrubs)
Claire Allen (Cupid)
Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother)
Wilhemina Slater (Ugly Betty)
Laura Bennett (Project Runway)
Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
Chuck Charles (Pushing Daisies)
Betty Suarez (Ugly Betty)
Sarah Connor (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
Lisa Cuddy (House)
Debra Morgan (Dexter)
Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Lily Kane (Veronica Mars)
Lilah Morgan (Angel the Series)
Angela Martin (The Office)
Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
Claire Bennett (Heroes)
Sydney Bristow (Alias)
Phyllis Lapin (The Office)
Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

TV creators? Please create more characters like this, kthx.
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Sci-Fi Sunday! [Apr. 6th, 2008|10:31 am]

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[Current Music |"Moons of Jupiter" vid!]

My username is ______ because ______.
anoel. When I was in 9th grade I was looking for a special internet username for myself and since I loved lions and felt I was one in a way, I wanted one to represent that. So I played around with the Spanish word for lion, leona and when I spelled it backwards it came out to anoel which I liked. Plus it was an A name and I like those for myself.

If I add 43 to it, that's because it's my favorite number. I got it when I was 9ish and I was in love with a book in the Sweet Valley Twins series, Elizabeth's First Kiss because it was really romantic and I had a crush on the guy in the book/on the cover. It was series number 43 and so that became my favorite number and it's never changed ever since. Mostly I just like that it's unique to myself.

My name is _____ because ______.
Ashley because my parents liked it and thought it wasn't popular. Which it was. If I had a choice I would have picked Amy but it's too much a part of me now.

My journal is titled ____ because ______.
Defying Gravity because I've always wanted to fly and gravity is what holds me down. I love how metaphorically gravity is the concrete world while I want to be in a world of possibilities, of imagination, of things which are not describable not to mention the amazing feeling of flying. I thought of it because I loved the name of a group, Mad at Gravity but thought Defying sounded better. I later found out it was the name of a Wicked song.

My journal is subtitled ___ because ____.
Ridiculously Romantic because I AM ridiculously romantic. Plus it's my favorite saying from my favorite scene of my favorite ship and the one I would most like to have someday in a similar sense. Plus ridiculous is my favorite word and I'm a complete romantic.

My friends page is called ____ because ______.
Friends because I've never bothered to change it.

My default userpic is ____ because ______.

it changes but now it's because I'm in a Doctor Who mood and am loving the Doctor, Donna and Martha at the moment. So much better with all three of them! My lioness one () is because my favorite childhood movie was The Lion King and was my first real fannish experience and I love the picture of Nala looking up curiously in the water. The heart is just because I love romance and love so much.

My first time watching Doctor Who live! Just need to avoid the crazy shippers and I'm good.

Spoilers for Doctor Who 401: Partners in Crime )

Spoilers through Torchwood 413: Exit Wounds )

Spoilers for Battlestar Galactica 401 )

Spoilers up to the last Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles )

Speaking of Andre Royo, I had this dream with him! Well first it started with Victor Garber who I saw outside of this Paley center type event in LA. I was nervous about whether to approach him and in my hesitation I missed him and he walked away and I was so angry at myself and even tried to call his name. But then inside the auditorium place he was singing so I was in heaven there. But then Andre Royo came up to the stage and I was SO excited. As was everyone else because the room was filled with WGA type people who recognized the brilliance of The Wire and the whole crowd went even more crazy when Wood Harris went up there too. It was just so awesome to be with so many people who loved The Wire. So that was a very good dream.

I've also had two Victor Garber dreams where he was Jack. One in which I was Sydney (or at least Sydney-like) and I had to comfort him when he was all torn up about Irina. Because Irina was with this other guy (because of the events in Search and Rescue I think) and he saw them together and it was all very sad. Although they did have this very purple colored filtered scene that was pretty. But in my second dream I was Irina and her and Jack were at this concert but wanted to leave. And then me (as Irina) starts kissing Jack! It was very hot. Definitely my favorite dream so far ;)

Very sad about Charles Heston dying. I just know him as Ben-Hur who was very slashy in the movie without knowing it.

Comment to this post with a subject for a top 5 (ships, songs, non-canon ships, etc...whatever) you would like to see me post about (with pictures), and I will post it
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Computers and TV= Love [Apr. 2nd, 2008|01:33 pm]

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I got my computer back! There are no words for how happy this makes me :D Computers and the internet and fandom and watching TV on my computer is a big part of my life and I make no apologies. I've been dyyying (that's right, dying!) to vid lately and now I finally can! I have my Sweet Charity vid all planned out and I'm so excited to do it not to mention my Premieres vid. Plus I really want to watch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles so I'm glad to finally be able to do that not to mention finishing Farscape. Next on my list for long shows are X-Files (the movie is really encouraging me!) and SG-1 although I *have* to get through the first by Vividcon and I'd just like to do SG-1 by then. But besides that it's nice to be able to download music, put music on my iPod, comment and write posts at my house, download vids and access all my files. I say this a lot but I mean it this time, I will NEVER take my computer granted again nor vidding or writing because it's so wonderful to have the means to do it.

The Organization for Transformative Works is now accepting memberships and it only costs $10. I believe in this very strongly to have an archive for all fandoms with so many cool features (check out the roadmap on the site) and to protect all fannish works so I encourage everyone to join.

I usually don't read TV best of lists because the omissions or low ranked series piss me off but Empire's list is the greatest I've seen with a lot of high quality shows including many fannish ones. I have some problems with the numbering (Heroes is way too high in my opinion and The Wire should be #1) and a few of the best episodes (Not Pictured for Veronica Mars?! Many of the S1 episodes were better) but they have most of the ones that deserve to be on there. It seems some older classics may have been ignored but since I haven't seen most of them, I don't know. I do think The Office US should have it's own number because it's different enough and significantly changed the characters but they do mention it with the UK so I'll give them one. It's hard to rank TV anyway since episodes and seasons can vary in quality and the difference in network and HBO isn't an equal playing field not to mention some TV shows get a longer time to prove themselves versus others (see Firefly). I love the descriptions they gave of the shows though, nonspoilery and great at pimping me into shows since the list makers obviously have good taste.

Also? Flist you FAIL for not telling me Babylon 5 was all planned out for five seasons. I firmly believe that all TV shows should have a five year plan (or seven or ten, they can choose) and plan out as much as they can just like someone would do for a novel or movie in order to put as much foreshadowing and narrative unity as possible. This also avoids the classic not knowing what to do after the first or second season scenario. Now Babylon 5 has moved up greatly in my To Watch list. Any other shows I should know about that are very planned out (and good)?

Here's the list meme to go along with it:

1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of
3. Post your answers

The List )

Office wise, the new promos are making me SO HAPPY. God, I love that cast. Also, Kelly is awesome. I love her beyond words. 8 more days!! Plus new BSG in three YAY! Speaking of, I randomly saw an episode on TV with the Baltar gets "framed" and goes crazy episode and it was hilarious how many of the clips were in Let's Go Crazy.

It's definitely vidding season and I am loving all the vidding talk around my Flist. I'm so excited for Vividcon in four and a half months OMG. I've been reading lots of vid meta and watching my vids on DVD to try to study vids more in order to get better that way so that's been fun. Vidding has moved to be my primary fandom right now.

Tagged so vidding meme:

Answers under the cut )

I tag (if you want to do it): [livejournal.com profile] buffyann, [livejournal.com profile] counteragent, [livejournal.com profile] kitkatbyte, [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup and anyone else who wants to do it.

I'd always like to chat with people on my Flist so if you're comfortable with it, here's a poll (only viewable to me) where you can leave your AIM, Yahoo, MSN or other (please specify) screenname. I use Trillian and all my infos on my profile.

[Poll #1164729]

More later as I have lots of posts to catch up on. I should be posting more now!
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Memetime [Mar. 15th, 2008|04:18 pm]

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First I have a job. Yay!

I've been watching all my vids on DVD these days which is a lot of fun. I'm getting so excited about Vividcon! Reading some vid meta too in thinking about possible Premiere vids. I love the advice (from [livejournal.com profile] sockkpuppett) about knowing the end of your vid. I have two vids that I know the exact clip I want to end on and in both cases I feel so much more confident and comfortable about how to vid it because I know exactly where I need to end up.

I've taken to staying up late searching and reading Jack/Irina fic. I found some long fic the other day and it was soooo nice. Everytime I read fic, I get super squeeful about them and listen to some ridiculously romantic music and it all makes me so happy. And then I watch the train scene in the Passage which is my all time favorite Alias scene EVER and it never fails to make my heart full. I laugh, I sigh, I love and wonder at my favorite family ever. Mmmm SpyFam. Also I can't help but watch all the Jack/Irina vids on youtube which can be iffy in quality but there are some that are unintentional wonderful Lord King Bad Vids and they make my inner 12 year old SO HAPPY OMG and are such a joy to watch. Cheesy transitions are my personal favorite hehe. The problem is at first I start out half laughing and then I start to believe and then I'm totally in love again. Oh, SpyRents.

Two memes:

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, or haven't blogged about recently, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on slash, favorite type of underwear, vidding techniques, etc.

Repost in your own journal if you are so inclined.

Pick a fictional character from a fandom and I'll answer the following questions to the best of my abilities:

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. Likewise if you dislike the character.
2) Is he/she important to the general plot?
3) Can you relate to this character at all? Do they grip you emotionally?
4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?
5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by their relationship with any other character(s)? (romance or platonic)
6) Is there anything about the character you would change?
7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how do you see yourself interacting with him/her? (Would you get along well? Fall in love with? Dislike? Friendly rivalry? etc etc)
8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?
9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about (if you dislike) to someone whose new to the fandom?
10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?


New How I Met Your Mother on Monday YAY! I am so glad my shows are slooowly coming back. I really can't wait til April though. Thursdays will be so much better when I have The Office, Ugly Betty, Scrubs, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy and Supernatural all back on one amazing night.
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"I didn't take the bitch's dye. That's fo' sho'!" and other favorite TV quotes [Feb. 27th, 2008|02:30 pm]

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I'm not doing the movie meme because I don't have 15 favorite movies and am horrible with quotes from them anyway. Instead, TV!

From [livejournal.com profile] giventofly37

1. Pick 15 of your favorite television shows.
2. Find a quote from each.
3. Post them for everyone to guess. (For a bonus, guess what episode it is and who said it.)
4. Cross out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the TV show name.
5. Looking them up (and then posting your answers) is, of course, cheating.


1. It's not lying if they make you lie. If the only truth they can accept is their own. Queer as Folk<., Brian -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] buffyann
2. Well, actually, despite popular opinion you really can't beat the truth out of someone. Veronica Mars -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] millylicious
3. Los Angeles. You see it at night and it shines; a beacon. People are drawn to it. Angel -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] nicole_anell
4. _____ is exactly what I need and you would agree if you weren't mired in self-loathing topped with a thin crust of megalomania. House -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] indybaggins
5. So, you know, that if it was your fault, I'd be the first son of a bitch to tell you. The Wire, Rawles -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup
6. I don't have the advantage of observing casual behavior... I'm curious. Alias -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63
7. And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic low-life community. Firefly -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] deathisyourart
8. A word of advice, be who you are, wear what you want, just learn how to run real fast. Ugly Betty -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] millylicious
9. And that doesn't usually lead to hugs and puppies. Buffy the Vampire Slayer -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] millylicious
10. Now these erasers are on lithium so they may seem cheerful but we actually caught them trying to shove themselves in the pencil sharpener earlier. Gilmore Girls, Lorelai -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ciachick711
11. Yeah right, that would keep you warm for like 7 seconds. The Office, "The Fire", Dwight -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tinted_glass
12. This son of a bitch is thinking in Japanese! Heroes, "Company Man", Matt Parkman -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] fahrbotdrusilla
13. I suppose I could pay my bills with blind kids' smiles, but their money is a lot easier. Pushing Daisies -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] nicole_anell
14. If this were a Lifetime Moment of Truth movie, this would be our act break. Arrested Development, Tobias -guessed by [livejournal.com profile] fahrbotdrusilla
15. "What is The Scarlet Letter about, ___?" "It's about a gal named Scarlet, obviously." Friday Night Lights, Tami and Tim -guessed by[livejournal.com profile] queenzulu

ETA: That was fast :) If anyone wants to fill in the episodes names or characters speaking, I'll credit you for those as well.

That took a lot longer than I thought. So many good quotes, so little time!
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Update Pt. 1 [Feb. 21st, 2008|09:43 am]

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I have a lot of stuff to catch up on so bear with me.

So I have made it back to Syracuse, NY but not before the Travel Curse struck again! I had my first late night flight a week and a half ago and it was awesome to have Dan in Real Life being the movie they played for us. I had a one stop flight so I landed in Philly where I had to go from the D gate to the F gate. I carry my heavy laptop bag and backpack and walk to get to the F gate when I see a metaphoric fork in the road so to speak saying one way to the ABCD gates and another sign to E and F and another with a warning about how if you go this way you have to rescreen. They mention a shuttle but I don't see a sign for it so I go towards the E and F gate. When I see a security guard I ask him where I can catch the shuttle to the F gate. Surprise! I missed it and I was told I couldn't go back and had to keep walking. And of course I had to rescreen at 7 am EST with a huge line and 50 minutes til my flight left it. I kept getting closer and closer and hoping I'd make it, pissed off because I never wanted to be in a situation where I would miss my flight (I always try to get there 2 hours early) and of course with 10 minutes to my flight leaves I get through airport security where they take five minutes taking out ALL my hard drives and cords and putting them through the baggage checker even when I told them I needed to hurry. And of course my gate was the farthest away so even though I ran I missed my flight. Thankfully another one left in two hours so it wasn't too bad a wait but then when I get back to Syracuse they lose my check in luggage. The good news is they returned it a day later but it was still extra frustration.

I'm back now and although it's cold, I'm all layered up and at the moment it's not too bad so I don't even need my winter coat :) I can deal with it for a few months. I am SO happy to see my cats again, I missed them so much and now I have many hugs and cuddle sessions to catch up on. Am currently looking for a job which I should hopefully get soon as I need some money. The bad news is TWO of my hard drives have stopped working, the ones with all my DVDs (thankfully I have some on my last remaining hard drive for my current vid projects), music (I have some on my laptop so I'm not totally screwed there) and TV shows. But I do have fast internet back so it doesn't take very long to download stuff. I had forgotten how nice it is to download an episode in 10 minutes or so :D I'm disappointed that a short trip to NYC I was going to do today didn't happen but thankfully NYC is only 5 hours or so away and hopefully I can visit soon! I really want to see Bryant Park and hopefully Tim Gunn if I can plan a trip right. I just miss the city even if LA will always own my heart.

I spent my time after my trip catching up on some shows, marathoning Lost and reorganizing my vid files and a few other things. Up til now, My Videos has been organized by having many folders named by fandom and I'd put a vid I downloaded into the fandom folder it belonged too. But to make it easier to open up a lot of vids all at once, I decided to rename ALL my vid files by adding the fandom to the beginning of the video even if it was just "Anime", "Movies" or "Multifandom". I also made a New Vids folder for the vids I download that I'm too lazy to rename and to make it easier to watch new vids I download. It took awhile and I had to reconstruct my vids playlist but it's been worth it has everything is much more organized and easier to get at and with my 40+ GB of vids, I need that. How does everyone else organize their vids? In order to catch up with my Flist I also made some filters to put every single member of my Flist on a smaller reading list to make it less overwhelming to reply to posts. So far that's worked pretty well although hopefully I won't need to use it too much.

The Writer's strike is over! YAY :D I find it wonderfully coincidental that I leave for CA when the strike began and left right when it ended. I am so happy to at least get a salvaged season with some news episodes of some of my favorite shows. Namely The Office in which we get 6 more episodes and possibly an hour finale! I'm am just SO EXCITED to see the next episode on April 10th which is supposed to be amazing and funny and intense and unique. So I'm really looking forward to that. Not so excited about them skipping ahead in time because I like to see how things progress and for vidding purposes. The good news is almost all my shows are renewed and I'm hoping desperately that Friday Night Lights will be renewed. I cannot wait til April! Should be awesome to have new TV on almost every night.

In hopefully what will be the last time I talk politics before November, a quick word. I am for (and will vote for) whatever Democrat wins the primary. I'd be okay with either of them although I prefer Obama but as long as Bush is gone and there is not another Republican in the White House then I'm happy. Should be fun to live with a super conservative and Ron Paul supporter politics people until November though (NOT). I will find refuge in my politics free zone or mostly liberal Flist happy place though.

Okay, meme time! 5 question and 5 OTP memes )

[written yesterday] Yay Project Runway tonight! I love Wednesday's because it's the start of new episodes with PR and Torchwood. And tonight is a reunion episode and I LOVE reunion episodes. The video montages are always awesome and there is lots more Tim Gunn and it's fun seeing all the contestants again. I don't think they can ever beat the S2 one though but here's hoping. I'm SURE we're going to see a Ricky crying video and a Christian one with all the time he says fierce or similar funny statements. And this time I can actually watch it live and not have to wait five days for the torrent!

Spoilers up to the latest Project Runway episode (not the reunion) )

Spoilers for Stargate Atlantis up to Midway )

Contrary to most of my Flist, I'm just not feeling the Supernatural love these days. I don't know if it's overexposure or S3 in general but I just can't get emotional about the boys and show anymore :( I cried at the S2 finale and now just nothing. And I'm not really intellectually interested anymore. I have really liked the last few episodes and Dean and Sam have been really cute so at least there's that. I'm glad everyone else is loving and investing in the show though.

So I'm watching Eli Stone primary for Victor Garber and thankfully it is pretty funny enough to keep me entertained. The biggest GLEE moment is definitely getting to see Victor sing. Here's a youtube clip of it. I love his voice. It's such a disconnect seeing him so NOT!Jack Bristow but his line at the scene reminds me strongly of him so at least there's that. But he SMILES! I will never get enough of that; it makes me smile in turn. The other thing about the show I love is Tom Amandes is in it! I loved him in Everwood and just seeing him onscreen makes me happy.

Spoilers for Eli Stone up to 103 )

In more Victor Garber singing clips of LOVE, here's him singing and then singing and dancing in Anne with my favorite song from the musical. I pretty much die with glee everytime I see it. He's SO CUTE! It is a little too much for me to handle. Oh and him being gay only makes me love him even more. I sure do know how to pick them :)

Next post: DIY, more TV and Jack/Irina gushing (OMG I LOVE THEM SO MUCH).
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Vid and TV Stuff [Feb. 1st, 2008|08:00 pm]

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Happy Belated Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] sundancekid! It's been a pleasure having you on my Flist and I always enjoy reading your posts :)

First things first, Vividcon registration is tomorrow! They open at 12 PM EST tomorrow here and I would strongly urge anyone who wants to go to get up early, have alarms in place (you can download computer alarms if needed!) and register immediately because it's probably going to sell out really fast even ten minute fast, who knows. I can't recommend Vividcon enough for anyone who loves vids. It's SO MUCH fun. There's the Premieres show and other vidshows with both new and old vids showing, really interesting vidding panels that help for both creating and watching vids, Club Vivid with lots of fun dancing to vids and many great fans who LOVE vids and create a friendly, enthusiastic and vid positive atmosphere. I've had the time of my life both times I went and for me it's worth all the money in the world. I would urge everyone interested to go!

Late on this but just in case anyone hasn't seen, the New To Me Vid Watching Challenge has a lot of great vid recs of some vids you may not have seen before. Hopefully soon I'll compile my own big rec list I've been meaning to do.

In light of Alias, I'm curious about what people think are the best and worst TV show pilots and finales. Especially relative to the overall quality of the show as a whole. What do you think makes a good Pilot and Finale? Here's a poll if you'd like to answer and I'd love any comments if you'd like to elaborate why (without spoilers preferred).

[Poll #1131677]

Also, here's a meme:
Name a fandom I'm into and I will tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I would shag anytime:
6. The character I'd want to be like:
7. The character I'd slap:
8. A pairing that I love:
9. A pairing that I despise:
10. Favorite character:
11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom?
12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom?
13. Who are your five favorite characters?
14. Who are your five least favorite characters?
15. What are your five favorite pairings?
16. What are your five least favorite pairings?
17. Which character are you most like?
18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret?
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Vidding and TV Memes [Jan. 15th, 2008|03:51 pm]

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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] klia! I love your vids and think you are a kind and awesome person :) And yes, I'm going to try to do these this year since I will hopefully be posting more.

Know what's wonderful? Being out all day (including reading some interesting/inspiring books in the local bookstore) only to come home to read my amazing Flist. Just reading LJ, reading comments and seeing lots of vidding love puts me in such an awesome mood as I saw once again yesterday. It's just nice reading about so many things I'm interested in and that feels like *home* to me in a community way. I love it and don't know what I did before fandom.

If you haven't seen by now (have you been living under a rock?), the The Great Vidding Truth Meme is going around again where you can tell listed vidders anonymously what you think of their vids including (and encouragingly) constructive criticism. My thread is here and I would LOVE to receive any comments especially any thoughts on how I can improve as I'm always looking to get better. But everything is definitely appreciated. So if you'd like to make any comments on any vidders work and maybe find some new vidders, it's a great place for it. I really love to read the various opinions on vidders' work, it's always interesting to see what people think.

That Television Meme which I had to do as they used some Office quotes for titles )

Speaking of TV theme song, I am in LOVE with the S4 theme of The Wire. I can listen to it over and over for hours nonstop. It's just so emotionally resonant especially with the singers. I uploaded it here if anyone needs it. Also, does anyone have the Due South theme with words that I could download? I only have the instrumental and the words make all the difference in this case.
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Actor spotting, Sweet Charity, Episodic TV and Vid meme [Jan. 13th, 2008|02:02 pm]

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So after watching Friday Night Lights (*love*), I found Remember the Titans, one of my favorite movies I have watched many times. And there's actual football in it which I know FNL has cut down on for ratings sake but I still selfishly wish there was more (I really need to check out Playmakers one of these days). Anyways, to my surprise I start recognizing people I'd never noticed before. There's AVON from THE WIRE!!! There's CLAIRE from Heroes! (omg so cute) There's Turk from Scrubs! There's Randy from My Name is Earl! (who I recognize from watching the show or end of it or previews of it before The Office last year). And then there's Kip Purdue and Ryan Gosling who I've seen in various movies/vids. . Julius (AVON!!) and Gerry are no less slashier than they were when I first saw them. Gotta love it.

So I decided to offer myself for bidding at Sweet Charity. It's for the Writer's Guild Foundation helping out people affected by the Writer's Strike but aren't a member of the union. I really believe in helping people in the entertainment industry considering how much happiness they bring me and fandom so I urge you to consider bidding on people starting January 18th and running til the 26th. Here is my description:

I will do one vid in the following fandoms: Angel the Series, Arrested Development, Brokeback Mountain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cupid, Due South, Firefly, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Highlander (Methos episodes only), House (no House/Cameron, Cameron), How I Met Your Mother, Little Mis Sunshine, Project Runway, Pushing Daisies, Queer as Folk (no romantic Brian/Michael), Smallville (S1-3 only), The Office, The Wire, Torchwood (no Owen or Gwen), Ugly Betty, Veronica Mars (S1 only).

Provide me one song (or more if you want me to choose) in any genre you want although I prefer something that isn't overused (along the lines of Bring Me to Life or Chasing Cars).

I can do gen, slash, het, femslash and canon gay. No constructed reality/AU please. Give me as much or as little direction as you prefer. Examples of my vids can be found here: My Vids.

So if you want me to make a vid for you, bid for me! My deadline is March 31st so I can finish your vid before the deadlines of Vividcon start coming up. I will do whatever you want me to do with those guidelines above.

On a random note I watched the Pilot of Homicide: Life on the Street. It only confirmed to me that I HATE episodic TV especially when it's cop/procedural based with no overriding season/series arc. I do of course love Frank and I liked the salami guy and I can see semblances of The Wire in it but the boring murder cases put me off. I will probably try it at a later time especially the ones David Simon actually wrote but for now, not for me. I did listen to So Pure the other day and I looove that song and wish I could see the vid again. Maybe at DIY, I hope? Also I'm working on Farscape again. It's haaaard because the episodes are episodic and kind of boring as I don't really know the characters yet (my favorite so far is Aeryn for the record). I'm trying to hold out til A Human Reaction as I hear that's a really good episode but so far I'm on the 6th episode so I have ten to go. I know I'm going to kick myself for going slow on this show but what can you do.

And last, vid meme: The Favorite Vid meme: "comment here with a link to your vids, and I will tell you which vid of yours is my favorite, and why." Also if you know I read your fic, then you can comment for the fic version.
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Goodbye 2007! [Dec. 31st, 2007|08:59 pm]

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Well it's been a hell of a year. Definitely on the list of one of my worst but it did have some of the best highlights for me so there's at least that. I usually name my years and this one is called The Year of The Office for obvious reasons. Almost to my one year anniversary and I still love the show like whoa. It helped a lot when other parts of my life weren't so great. Here's the meme everyone's been doing and I've been enjoying reading.

End of the Year Meme )

Auf wiedersehen, 2007! Hopefully I can erase all but the good from my memory. Happy New Year everyone!
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End of the Year Fandom Meme [Dec. 30th, 2007|12:43 am]

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End of Year Fandom Meme )

It was definitely The Year of The Office here. Thank god for finding my new favorite fandom and show!
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Memeage [Dec. 13th, 2006|08:18 pm]

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, anoel sent to me...
Twelve fangirls drumming
Eleven cats piping
Ten books a-leaping
Nine animals dancing
Eight lions a-milking
Seven methos a-vidding
Six computers a-reading
Five ma-a-a-al reynolds
Four veronica mars
Three latter days
Two rob thomas
...and a temeraire in a veronica/lily.
Get your own Twelve Days:


I love how completely that describes me. They got lions and books and Mal! And vidding!







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my xmas stocking )

I finally am caught up and am going to the BSG mid-season finale tomorrow in LA :) I am also back to the my California loving ways and don't want to go back to NY (and cold) nearly so much. There's nothing like the warm sun shining down each day. And these vid ideas need to get out of my head cause they're driving me crazy.
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The Fandom Relationships Meme [Nov. 20th, 2006|09:04 pm]

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Okay, here's my entry in the fandom relationships meme:

Sum up your former/current fandoms in a few sentences, as if they were human beings/very convincing sockpuppets on your flist. Those who guess which fandom I'm talking about win a (virtual) cookie.

Fandoms I have loved )
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[Nov. 11th, 2006|11:31 pm]

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Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain! It was great to meet and talk to you at Vividcon :) Also belated Happy Birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] vagabondage, [livejournal.com profile] astartexx, [livejournal.com profile] fairshare, [livejournal.com profile] sarah_p and [livejournal.com profile] ckll!

So Bascon was lots of fun. I definitely needed that (although not the hellish transportation experience but I'm trying to forget about that). It was so wonderful to see some people from Vividcon (including [livejournal.com profile] permetaform, [livejournal.com profile] lierduoma, [livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro, [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn, [livejournal.com profile] fashes, [livejournal.com profile] paraviondeux and [livejournal.com profile] falzalot) again, have lots of vidtalk and see a vid show. The panels were all interesting and fun to listen to (I did say a few things so yay courage!) with my favorites probably being the Supernatural and Race in Fandom ones. And Vid Review of course. Part of my goal for the con was to not miss Vividcon as much (9 more months!) and it did help to get some fannish and vidtalk interaction. Also I checked out San Francisco which I loved, very different feel from LA but lots of cool things to see like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Now I can't wait for Escapade in February :)

I voted for the first time last Tuesday in beautiful California *loves state some more* I'll forgive you even if you did reelect Schwarzenegger. More importantly, Democrats won the House and Senate! Yay! Normally I hate politics because I despise the hatefulness, bashing and dishonesty that goes on for both sides and it often depresses me of the state of the nation. But I've been so happy and optimistic about it lately and have actually read some news articles about it. It's just a refreshing change from 2004 when reading my Flist depressed me and now I'm just bathing in the positive. The bipartisan spirit that's going on gives me so much hope. I really am an idealist at heart.

At my college, during them month of January we have an interterm where you can take a course, travel or just stay home. I'm definitely staying in California as there's NO WAY on earth I'd deal with a month of cold weather since that's why I came here in the first place. Besides this is home although I will admit that I like my parents a LOT more when I'm away from them (especially when they send money hehe). Also, my roommate is staying home so if any of you want to come down to SoCal and stay with me (for FREE), consider yourself invited :) Anyways during January, I've decided on just taking tennis and no academic course as I really need a break from the academic obligations. But I'm totally making up my own course which will be Vidding 101 otherwise known as heaven. I even made up a description for it!

Vidding 101: This course explores vidding through a variety of methods, both theoretical and applied. Traditional reading selections will include material on film theory and aesthetics, editing, color and movement, music, narrative theory, rhetoric and other applicable topics. Internet readings include a wide range of vid meta that more directly addresses the topic. Theoretical readings will be applied to viewings of a wide variety of vids, from a diverse selection of fandoms and vidders. Written responses include both short and long feedback, vid recs with descriptions, personal reflections on vidding, commentary on personal work and original vid meta writings. Siginificant time will be spent vidding to vids in different stages of development and applying concepts learned to the vids in progress. Other supplemental activities include watching shows that vids are made from to understand the context and improve the general vid watching experience.

I'm so excited! *looks forward to January* Ok, here's the Six Random Facts Meme as I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny and [livejournal.com profile] maddie508
Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to write a blog entry of some kind with six random facts about yourself. Then, pick six of your friends and tag them; no tag backs. This explanation should be included. I'm not tagging anyone, do it if you'd like.

1. My most precious possessions is my laptop, video iPod and external hard drive. I'd save them first from a fire anytime.
2. I can be very absentminded and lose a lot of things. This semester I've lost my room key twice and my mailbox three times although I found it two of those times.
3. Ridiculous is my favorite word. Because it's fun to say and because the entire "Ridiculously Romantic" B/J scene is my favorite scene ever. Second goes to California as I love saying it and being here.
4. I have a hard time coming up with things at the top of my head which is making this meme hard for me. I like to read things and then make connections to my own life (which I believe is my Ne ie extroverted intuition showing).
5. I love sports such as football, basketball (just found out my favorite player, Hakin Warrick is doing well!), soccer, tennis (Roger Federer and Peter Sampras are my favorite players), skiing (what I'm doing Thanksgiving weekend at Big Bear or Mammoth) and ice skating which I'm going to do next Thursday. I love that adrenaline rush.
6. I am still hopelessly behind. My problem is I set a big task ahead of me and don't allow myself to do other work before that but then just procrastinate on doing it by doing fun stuff. Le sigh.

Off to reply to posts and watch Firefly. I love Saturdays.
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Photo Meme [Oct. 3rd, 2006|03:13 pm]

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I bought a camera to take some pictures of beautiful California, so I can actually do this photo meme now. Here it is:

Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you're interested in/curious about. It can be anything from the dorm I live in to my favorite shoes. Leave your choice here as a comment, and I will reciprocate by taking the pictures and posting them as an LJ entry. That way you get to know a little bit about my life.

Don't ask for my cats or anything in NY because I obviously can't do that. But I should be able to take most anything around here so feel free to ask :)
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Interest Collage [Sep. 6th, 2006|09:29 pm]

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I had to take out some interests but I got some cool pics.

My Interests Collage! )
Create your own! Originally Written By [livejournal.com profile] ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by [livejournal.com profile] darkman424
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Modified Meme-->Vidbites Offered [Apr. 13th, 2006|04:52 pm]

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So [livejournal.com profile] elynross has a cool meme going in her journal that is as follows:

The first 10 people to comment on this post get to request a drabble (real drabble: 100 words exactly) from you. In return, they have to post this in their journal. Post all fandoms you're willing to write for. (This is optional; you don't HAVE to do it in return, but it would be pretty spiffy if you did.) Your friends can pick a relationship, a story arc, a missing scene, or pretty much anything they want, unless the author has previously mentioned that they will not write it. They comment with what they want, and you write drabbles and post it in your LiveJournal.

I requested one and since I'm not good at the writing thing and will have some time to vid this weekend, I'm offering 5 vidbites, basically videos that will be 15-30 seconds long to the first 5 people who comment. It can be in the following fandoms: Highlander S3-6, Cupid, Firefly, Smallville S1-2, Prison Break, Grey's Anatomy, Queer as Folk S1, Veronica Mars S1, Arrested Development, Loveless, Nip/Tuck S1, Brokeback Mountain, Serenity and Rent. You can request something else, but I don't know if I can fulfill it. Please include a song (unless you want me to choose and believe me, you don't want that) and if you want it based on a ship, character or idea. I should *hopefully* be done with it by Monday but I can never count on time.
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Random [Dec. 29th, 2005|01:36 pm]

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Getting excited about the new year so I just had to put this up...

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Get high on life.



Get your resolution here




Ahh reminds me of Lily and how fabulous Veronica Mars Season 1 was.
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TV Meme [Nov. 29th, 2005|04:35 pm]

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From [livejournal.com profile] f1renze

TV Meme )

In other news, I now have a brand new LCD monitor and it is gorgeous. It is soo nice to be back after a two day absence. When the computer fails, I go to media option #2: TV. I had a Veronica Mars marathon which was fun, I love the first season soo much. Also, I cannot wait to get a new laptop. Going to be awesome to have a new system to work on and fully equipped to make vids.
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Vid Rec, meme and weird dreams [Nov. 14th, 2005|01:48 am]

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First, go watch this vid: http://www.livejournal.com/users/sisabet/320165.html?style=mine
It's okay if you've never seen an episode of due South or even know what the show is about. It's an absolutely amazing video and deserves to be watched. Lots of gorgeous nature shots and Cute!Polar Bears, perfect editing, beautiful music and powerful emotional shots. I could go on and on but I'll stop. Go watch and leave feedback!

From [livejournal.com profile] mauve_cailean
Bold what is true about you.
Italicize what you wish was true about you.
Add one true thing about you to the end of the list.
Tag five LJ friends.

Meme )

On another note, just want to mention two dreams I had recently that I thought was weird. In the first one, my momwas driving on this highway system where there were multiple levels of tracks, above and below each other. She went super fast and went out of control and then while on the highest road, jumped off the it down to the next level and then to the next...and finally we (my mom, brother and me) all crashed off the road, out of the car and down into a deep river that was waay down below us. I managed to crash into the water at a dive but it was really hard being from a long distance. Now I have no idea of the medical facts of this but in my dream, when my whole family survived, the doctors told us even though we looked lik we were fine on the surface, we still had internal injuries and at any minute we could die. We were left with a bunch of other people in the same condition. All I can say it was really freaky to know you could die at any moment with no indication. Could have been inspired by the Grey's Anatomy train episode with the woman who died of internal bleeding or something like that.

Then there was a dream with my family at my grandma's house. My dad was there this time, I don't remember too many details but my mom was outside when all of a sudden my aunt came in and said she was dead. I was just shocked, I don't really remember feeling anything after that but during the next day, she wasn't there and dead to everyone. I remember trying to figure out what we would do without her gone and hugging my dad. But then my aunt comes in with my cousin and says it was all a joke and that she wasn't dead, just pretending. I was like, WHAT? What kind of person would pull a joke like that? Only in dreams I guess. They are very weird, although interesting at times.
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Meme [Aug. 8th, 2005|11:49 pm]

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From [livejournal.com profile] mauve_cailean


Your Birthdate: October 11

Your birth on the 11th day of the month makes you something of a dreamer and an idealist.

You work well with people because you know how to use persuasion rather than force.

There is a strong spiritual side to your nature, and you may have intuitive qualities inherent in your make up, too.



You are very aware and sensitive, though often temperamental.

Although you have a good mind and you are very analytical, you may not be comfortable in the business world.

You are definitely creative and this influence tends to make you more of a dreamer than a doer.




I always love when these things are almost all true.


The Keys to Your Heart



You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.




Interesting that all this was revealed through questions revolving around animals. No surprise that I picked the cat ones mostly. And its mostly true.
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Multiple Intellifences [Mar. 18th, 2005|11:36 pm]

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You scored as Intrapersonal. You prefer your own inner world, you like to be alone, and you are aware of your own strengths, weaknesses, and feelings. You learn best by engaging in independent study projects rather than working on group projects. People like you include entrepreneurs, philosophers and psychologists.

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Intrapersonal

93%

Interpersonal

79%

Verbal/Linguistic

68%

Musical/Rhythmic

39%

Logical/Mathematical

36%

Visual/Spatial

14%

Bodily/Kinesthetic

4%

The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences
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That definitely explains it pretty well. Inner worlds and independent study are the best. I've always liked this way of defining intelligence, there isn't just one way to be talented, but many and those are always important. For myself, I think this was pretty accurate although the musical and logical/mathmatical ones could be switched as the music score was mostly improved since I adore music while I don't have a lot of talent in it specifically in distinguishing notes. The funny thing is, my brother has the exact same talents reversed, as in whatever I'm good at he isn't and whatever he's good at, I'm not. I picked up a book in my library about this once actually, it hooked me into it and also I liked how it gave ways to improve all the intelligences, as I do think its good to try to develop different aspects of myself.
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[Mar. 8th, 2005|09:45 pm]

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anoel is energetic.
You've got the energy level of a small yip-yap dog. And, much like those dogs, I hope you get run over by an ice cream truck. Yeah, that's right. I said it.
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Ha, love it. Dogs totally rock. At times it can be true I guess but mostly its just funny.

In other news, Psych totally rocks my socks. Loving social psychology right now as well as personality psych of course. Very interesting stuff especially when I see tons of connections to my life. Spreading activation model, equity theory, balance theory, yummm...
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Meme [Sep. 26th, 2004|01:03 pm]

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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] tinamishi...

1. Think of a word you would use to describe me [or simply one you associate with me].
2. Go to Google Image Search and search for that word.
3. Select the picture you see as most fitting, and post it as a reply.
4. Post this meme in your journal.
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Quiz [Jul. 23rd, 2004|11:07 pm]

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Your soul is OPEN-MINDED. Although you do have
strong opinions and make decisions, you never
make them without thinking first of not only
everything that is, but those that may not be
as well. People trust that you'll willingly
hear them out and understand when they tell you
something, and you are well-liked for it. You
are often the mediator in disputes and your
desire to do what is right overcomes all else.
You are an understanding and admirable soul.


What Is Your Soul's Trait?
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Well I certainly try to be. Its one of the traits I admire most and I strive to keep this outlook. (ETA: That was me trying to be openminded enough to accept it might not be true ;))

I liked the quiz though. The answers were interesting and I could find ones that were like me to choose.
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