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Omg screw you, TLW

Does anyone ever check this anymore? Well, y'know what, I don't care. Because I feel bad posting about this on my book blog. I did it anyway, but I felt bad. And I can't fangirl as much there. They have a vague idea of my fangirling capabilities, but nothing like what's really going on.

OKAY. So I started The L Word. That show I've avoided for ages because I thought it'd just be trashy. And then I watched 12 episodes on Sunday. Cleaning? Ignored. Laundry? Nope. Dinner? Eaten in the form of chips and salsa and hummus. Because it was all about damn Tina and Bette.

I can't even with them. At least in season 1. Because then EVERYTHING GOES TO HELL AND I CRY A LOT. 

Laurel Holloman as Tina especially. Damn, girl. I guess I liked her from the pilot (which I saw around 2 a.m. Saturday night). Just..her smile and her face and her voice and damnit. So because I'm so into Tina, when Bette, y'know, cheats on her (THE SHOW IS EIGHT YEARS OLD, DON'T YELL AT ME), I was punching the couch and being generally anger-flaily. Because HOW could she cheat on her? And with a carpenter? REALLY BETTE? They're together seven years and she does that. I cannot even. 

Most people who like the show seem to love Bette because she's Jennifer Beals and YEAH Jennifer Beals is great, and I do like Bette, but I want to punch her in the face for what she did to Tina.

Yeah, so season one was amazing and then they instantly rear back and start chopping at your heart with a spoon (we've all seen Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, right?). And you cry because season one made you love these characters, and now shitty thing after shitty thing is happening to them. I mean, you don't have to DO that all the time to have a good show. It's not like "oh, it's a drama, so our characters must be in endless pain." NO. BAD SHOW. STOP IT.
This is my one hope. I've basically been assured it's all going to be terrible from season 2 to season 5. But THEN the above happens. Namely, making out+ in an elevator. FANFICTION ON SCREEN. Thank God. I can't even believe I'm going to watch all of this. But I am. And I'm going to try to do it before December 6th when I go to NYC.

I so don't know if I can manage this. BUT I SHALL TRY.

TV Feeliiiiiiings

I haven't updated in forever. What's up. I'm mainly just gaping at the number of tv shows I have as of yet to get into. While working on opera and stuff.

Nah, let's see. Into Swan Queen on Once Upon a Time, despite there really not being that much canon support for it. Like at all. I'm shipping it solely because of fanfic and vids. And ONE moment on the show, which is when Henry's trapped in the mine and Regina steps up to Emma and you're like "ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE OUT BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE IT" and they don't, but STILL.

Trying to get through Revenge, which is SO trashy but SO good. But oh -- going back to OUAT super-quick -- so I didn't like Regina for a long time, and only in the last week do I like Lana Parrilla at all, and of course now she's super-gorgeous and amazing, but the thing is, maybe not the best actress? I mean, I don't think anyone on the show is. And she's not BAD, but unfortunately she's also given the shittiest lines.

If someone gave me scripts with lines like "I will destroy your happiness" and "It's just little old me" I would karate chop the writers. "HOW CAN I SAY THAT AND NOT HAVE IT SOUND STUPID -- NO ONE TALKS LIKE THAT" I would yell, right before I guess yelling "Hi-YAH!" because that's what cartoons have taught me.

Chicago's still awesome. So that's a relief. I feel like a goober saying I can't imagine living anywhere else, because I HAVEN'T lived anywhere else, but I need to be within easy flight distance of NYC but still in a big city, and uh, this is pretty much it. Aside from Boston maybe, and ew. Not just expensive, but full of hideous college kids. Also no matter how much we complain about the weather, it's nice having all the seasons.

Oh yeah, and as for Revenge -- soo trashy and again, not great actors but I do not CARE. It's rich people in the Hamptons being bitchy to each other ALL THE TIME. And everyone but Nolan is attractive. Fantastic.

Aug. 10th, 2012

Hey, all.

Have we thought about shipping? I've been thinking about it a fair amount lately. Mainly because it's something my brain's been focused on since I was 11, and as I've gone more and more out into the world, I realize that a preoccupation with fictional characters' relationships is not something most people experience. It seems like it when you're on the internet, because you gravitate towards the sites (Tumblr) where similar people to you congregate, but it's not the majority by any means. And that completely perplexes me, because I'm 92% sure it's warped my brain somehow.

How does your average person think about relationships? What do they focus their energy on in their downtime? How do they make life fun? This feels beyond my understanding since shipping is SUCH an integral part of my life after all these years, and that kind of freaks me out. It freaks me out that my brain is so hardwired into this that I can't see it not being that way. Ever. This is how I've chosen to think about life, and so it shall remain.

I mean, I don't think I'd change it. Shipping people is awesome. And a better use of your time than, y'know, going to a white supremacist rally or something (good job, asshole). But it's still a little sobering.

In other news, Judith Light has kickass legs and we should acknowledge this. I can't be into current-her, because she's like 63 and my mom's 66 and that is TOO CLOSE, PEOPLE, plus, y'know, in general anything over 50's too old for me. But when she's on Who the Boss? Hell to the yes.

Tracy Ann Oberman is the New 45-Year-Old HotnessCollapse )

YOU GUYS YOU GUYS OMG. What is with England and hot 45-year-olds? WHAT IS UP? I mean, I'm not upset or anything; it's swell. I am just perplexed. They put on a suit jacket and skirt and I stare at the screen, mouth agape.

So I just finished Doctor Who, series 2. Amazing. And when, in episode 2.12, Army of Ghosts, they showed the Torchwood Institute, and this woman came onto the screen, I kind of freaked out. And now there's a picspam of her.

From the episode. Nice. Just...nice.

"Hello, I'm Tracy Ann Oberman, and even though Alice before had no interest in Robin Hood, when she saw this picture, she completely changed her mind."

"Here I am in a jaunty hat."

Stolen from her twitter page.

Doesn't she look two feet tall here? Maybe she secretly is. Whatever, I don't care. You know what I care about? That she has legs. Although that kind of makes me sound like a dick to paraplegics, so rest assured, I solely mean it in a leering old man sort of way.

Oh, Yvonne Hartman, I wouldn't have disobeyed your orders. Unless they were, y'know, to kill someone or something.

This is her being awesome in a play somewhere. PLAID.

Yep. Have you noticed she likes these necklaces that point to her boobs? Or maybe wardrobe people just keep giving them to her.

And lastly, just...fuck.

Also, not even kidding, this twitter convo took place:

CaitlinMoran @EmmaK67 @jenniferehle Are we all skirting around the word "anus"? If so, I'm here to help

jenniferehle @caitlinmoran no. Cunt is the word.

TracyAnnO @jenniferehle ooh Jen. Steady on old girl!

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Doctor Who is amazing. As are all those women. I hope they go to tea and then get drunk together.

Instant Love

You know how sometimes you achieve an almost immediate affection for something/someone? Yes, so I started watching the second series of Doctor Who for the first time today, and it's amazing and wonderful, etc, but I started watching the fourth episode, School Reunion, and...Sarah Jane Smith.

When Elisabeth Sladen, who plays her, died about a month ago, people wrote the most loving posts about her, and I didn't get it until I saw her on my screen for FIVE MINUTES and was yelling "SAVE SARAH JANE, DOCTOR!" at my computer screen.

It's amazing when people like that come up in life. People everyone instantly loves. I'm sorry I didn't know about her before, but I'm really glad I do now.

Ladies-Lovin’-Ladies Books

I was reading something yesterday – I forget what – and it reminded me of a book I read called An Emergence of Green. I picked it up when I got home from work, and I think it’s one of those books I like the idea of more than the actual book. It was written in the ‘80s, and it’s about this lady who’s in an unfulfilling marriage, and then this free-spirited artist woman moves in next door to her, and they become best friends and then they have naked times, which is my mature way of talking about the situation.

The husband’s way too vilified (there’s a rape scene near the end), but it’s not a super-long book, so the fact it’s not stellarly (new word) written isn’t a big problem. The main focus is on Caroline (main character) finding herself and not being smothered by her husband, etc etc. I liked it enough.

Anyway, who knows with my particular flist, but I signed up for a GLBT reading challenge for this year, and does anyone know of anything good besides Sarah Waters? I’ve read Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith, both of which were really good, but I’m assuming there ARE other good authors out there. And I don’t think I have to clarify, but just in case, I do not want to read about two dudes gettin’ up in each other’s business. I am planning on reading at least one other Sarah Waters book this year, The Night Watch, because I got it at a used book sale, but that’s the only one.

Help meeeeeeee.



Jan. 5th, 2011

I saw this article at Salon and decided, despite the now-closed membership, to attempt the "2011 TBR Pile" challenge.

Basically you pick 12 books that you've had in your 'to be read' pile for at least a year, and...you read them. This is my current list, subject to revisions when I get home and look at the massive collection of unread books on my shelves:

The Old Curiosity Shop - Dickens
The Catcher in the Rye - Salinger
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy
Odette Toulemonde - Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America - Matt Weiland
The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart
Sophie's Choice - William Styron
Speak, Memory - Nabokov
Understanding the Women of Mozart's Operas - Kristi Brown-Montesano
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Skeletons from the Opera Closet - David L. Grooven
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare

And my alternates, since those are apparently allowed, are Henry VIII: The King and His Court, and The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor.


edit: They've opened it back up and I can enter officiallyyyyyy. So here:


Voice Post; Romola

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Erm...I obviously mean within 2009 and not '10. I stand by everything else.
So, you might have been noticing I've been updating less than my usual, oh, five or so times a week. This is partially because livejournal's now blocked at work, but mainly because I have this audition this week and everything's been crazy-busy. I'm hoping things'll get better after it, but yeah, for now my presence online will be a bit lessened.

In the meantime, here's a picspam:

So true.Collapse )

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