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18 June 2010 @ 02:47 am
mix: Bad Reputation!  

Bad Reputation!
A picspam and crack!mix for the original book 'verse of 'Howl's Moving Castle', by Diana Wynne Jones.

Howl said, ‘I think we ought to live happily ever after,’ and she thought he meant it. Sophie knew that living happily ever after with Howl would be a good deal more eventful than any story made it sound, though she was determined to try. ‘It should be hair-raising,’ added Howl.

‘And you’ll exploit me,’ Sophie said.

‘And then you’ll cut up all my suits to teach me,’ said Howl. )
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09 June 2010 @ 07:21 pm
Linkspam + Doctor Who  
So I've always kind of loved Keanu Reeves, a love that has been tempered by the constant Keanu!bashing of the internet. Finally, I am vindicated! Keanu is an awesome guy! Keanu has had a very hard life! Basically, Keanu is awesome! And talented, no matter what people say! Exclamation point!

Keanu Internet Meme:
"I had a few friends working special effects jobs on the Matrix movies, he bought all of them f---ing HARLEYS for Christmas during the shoot for the second one.

One of those guys, Paul, said that Keanu was the most sincere, humble and lovely dude he'd ever met. Said he eschewed contact with the cast in favour of hanging out with the crew, was the only guy the martial arts coaches respected out of the whole cast, and was the bravest man he's ever met."

Salon: Queer Imagery in Lady Gaga's 'Alejandro'.
I loved it. If anyone feels the urge to squee/over-intellectualize with me in the comments, please, act on it. (I'm looking at you Sarah, re: deepthroating a rosary.)

(Also: From here, on entering her dressing room backstage at Berlin:

"With the walls and ceiling draped in black, it resembles a pop-Gothic seraglio. But while scented candles burn churchishly, a gorgeous vintage record player on the floor – surrounded by piles of vinyl – and works of art hung on the wall give it a cheerful air. There is a table, laid with beautiful china. There are flowers, growing in the dark. And at the head of the tea table, among the flowers: Gaga...The effect is one of having been ushered into the presence of a very powerful fairytale queen: possibly one who has recently killed Aslan, on the Stone Table." )


J: Sorry. Did I hurt your feelings?


Could This Be Our Emma Frost?
Rosamund Pike is rumoured to be the forerunner for the part of Emma Frost in the upcoming X-Men: First Class, which is about Magneto and Xavier in their youth. Because Emma is one of my favourite characters, I was initially non-plussed by the choice, as I've only ever seen Rosamund Pike play polite, genteel characters such as Jane Bennet and Johnny Depp's wife in The Libertine. However, the choice has grown on me. She's a talented actress, and I have no doubt that Matthew Vaugh, director of Kick-Ass and Layer Cake, would not be looking at her unless she could pull off the verve of Emma Frost. Besides, I'd much prefer her talented ass to the nightmarish idea of a Hollywood Blonde like Katharine Heigl being hired.

New Sons of Anarchy pictures + News
Apparently, there's going to be a Porn!Party scene. I can get down with that. Also, the Sons of Anarchy chapter in Belfast is called 'Sam Bell'. IDK, I just thinks that's awesome. (Warning, lots of spoilers in the link.)


Doctor Who 5.10: Vincent and the Doctor

The way artwork moves our lives, the strange ways a few swashes of colour on canvas can resonate through the years, imprint on our minds in ways we can't even remember, and the strange, quiescent, quivering fury of things we find beautiful for no reasonable reason at all. I like to think this was the heart of Vincent and the Doctor.

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...I'm working. )
theme song: Alejandro - Lady Gaga
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05 June 2010 @ 03:49 am
Guys, you guys!

USA is making crossover fanfic of its own shows! On my screen!

This public service announcement brought to you by a sudden craving for Fiona Glenanne/Elizabeth Burke.
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31 May 2010 @ 02:26 am
I am on twitter. I don't expect to use it much, but it's there. *shrugs*

Apropos of absolutely nothing:

I've never really been on the whole 'Johnny Depp as Sex God' bandwagon. I mean, I worship at the altar of his talent, his beauty is undeniable, even beneath layers and layers of crazy-ass makeup, rah, rah, rah and all that. But he's always been more the kind of guy I would want as a bitchy best friend with layers like an onion than the kind of guy I would want to hit with all the force of ... whatever the kids are saying on F!S these days.

This dude on the other hand, inspires in me the kind of raw unf that the Depp seems to be the general baseline for in polite society, and has done so since I watched the first Lord of the Rings movie at 11 years of age and declared him the perfect Aragorn. Which, you know, was kind of a big deal for a cocky kid who was deadset sure no Earthly man could perfectly play this Middle-Earthly king.

Exhibits B, C, and D )

So how about you guys? Who is that celeb crush, the one that's your founding imprint for all celeb crushes to come?
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23 May 2010 @ 09:49 pm
Fic: Blood Comes Off Easily (The Losers)  
I have committed The Losers flashfic! This kind of sprang instantaneously from my brain in the hours after I watched the film. Which is amazing and something everyone should watch so they can all keep me company in my descent into madness, gunporn, and JDM obsession.

So. This one's for [ profile] egregiouslypink, seeing as how she is quite possibly the only person on my flist in this criminally small fandom.

Title: Blood Comes Off Easily
Wordcount: 3333
Rating: R
Warnings: Childhood trauma of a violent nature, and character death (both are implied, not explicit).

She didn’t grow up in the wilds of Northern Africa; she spent a summer there once, which was when she picked up the habit of collecting human ears. )
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20 May 2010 @ 12:18 am
Written by the Crimes Against MVP as Water Grinds the Male Enhancement of Your Cowboy Days.  
BRB, have been sucked into the blackhole of SGA nostalgia as driven by [personal profile] thefourthvine's recs (Sheppard! ATLANTIS! Rodney! TeylaRononWeirCarterZelenkaKellerPuddlejumperATLANTIS! Crazypants sadomasochism! AI lovestories! Blue jello! ZPM-fuelled planet implosions and ensuing angst! ATLANTIS! Sheppard's hair! Sarcasm! Protective instincts! Horny Space Vampires! One thousand and one ways to drive your therapist to suicide! Cookies! ATLANTIS!), will maybe emerge with no memory and brian bleached clean with no ability to speak except in technobabble and sarcastic eyebrows within a few hundred hours.
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17 May 2010 @ 10:48 pm
Unspoilerly comments on recently viewed movies:

Shutter island: Amazing breakdown of reality. Observe, modern day slasher movies, this is how slow, gruelling horror is done.

Apocalypse Now: I was utterly sure this was going to be one of those long, hard slog movies, but was pleasantly suprised by its beauty, quirkiness, visceral gut-wrenching and general all-around daring.

Blade Runner: This one, you just watch for the mind-blowing scenery. Harrison Ford ain't too hard on the eyes either.

Moon: Sam Rockwell, to me, has always been one of those amazing, low-key actors, like RDJ and Johnny Depp were before their respective rocket-ships blew them into superstardom. This only served to reinforce these assumptions and added Baby Bowie to my list of mancrushes. Clever, cerebral boys are clever, cerebral and very pretty.

Quills: Ooooh, the Marquis de Sade playing games with Joaquin Phoenix and Kate Winslet, what's not to like? Amazing. Geoffrey Rush gets to have a damn good time being the ultimate creep of history and making us love him while he's at it.

Zombieland: My love for Tallahassee cannot be textually rendered.

Eastern Promises: Holy fucking shit. I came out of this shipping Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen so damn hard. Monica Bellucci can join in for threesome funtimes too. There is also a sequel in production. This makes me happy in my pants.

- And now, memery:

[stolen from [personal profile] egregiouslypink] these are my (fandom) ~confessions.

❀ everyone has dirty fandom secrets or guilty pleasures or unpopular opinions.
❀ list five of yours.
❀ profit.

a long line of smoke and mirrors )

In other news, I haven't yet seen the last two episodes of Supernatural, as I am secretly a horrible, terrible wimp, and also, I am using them as incentive to get through exams.

Also, my self-destructive macbook finally took the leap and committed suicide by way of killing dead its own motherboard. RIP, baby. I may have openly loathed hurled abuse at you periodically, but I really did love you. Which, on the bright side, means shiny new laptop soon! *throws Apple-addict flavoured confetti*
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02 May 2010 @ 04:20 am
So, Legion. Only to be watched as an enjoyable addendum to the Supernatural universe (right down to the erotically co-dependent, murderous, biblical brothers) and to revel in the glory that is Paul. Motherfucking. Bettany.
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29 April 2010 @ 04:52 am
Boondock Saints: All Saints Day )
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22 April 2010 @ 01:15 am
The thing I particularly love about Fringe is the way that Olivia and Peter are each set up within a differing, but classic paradigm.

Spoilers for aired episodes )
theme song: Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
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20 April 2010 @ 02:20 am
You know who should cameo in the Sherlock Holmes sequel? Mycroft Holmes. You know who should play him? Johnny Depp.

This may or may not be directly related to my irrational but overwhelming need to see Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr attempt to out-crackpot each other before I die.
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18 April 2010 @ 11:16 am
Doctor Who.  
Gillan: Amy Pond is kind of the Doctor's best friend. And she's almost as mad as he is. Together, they make a pretty crazy, mad team. She's very independent of the Doctor, so she'll go off and do things that perhaps he doesn't want her to do, and then that causes a lot of conflict. But at the end of the day, they have a really strong connection. So it's a very turbulent, rollercoaster of a relationship.


Without having watched 5.03, the dynamic between Amy Pond and Eleven. )
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15 April 2010 @ 11:08 pm
Skins mix: Deadweight On Velveteen  
mix: Skins - Tony & Effy.

Deadweight On Velveteen )

Notes )
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14 April 2010 @ 11:13 pm
Tic-tacs, this and that, tit-for-tat and all that jazz.  

A. Upon receiving this tag deciding to do this meme, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

She got all dressed up for you. )

Completely obsessed with icons. )

Art recs from the Sherlock Holmes Kink Meme )

Also, This is amazing. So far, I haven't found followers smarter than Nathan Fillion's.

Oh, and one more thing. Today, I got a stripper!wig à la Closer. So... )

You know what this world needs? A Lost/Supernatural crossover wherein Jacob is Lucifer and the Man in Black is War. Lucifer's keeping his little pet on a leash, while simultaneously attempting to so piss off God - by running through these little morality plays that never, ever work - that he'll come back. Boy, if somebody wrote this, unicorns would run free, rainbows would settle across the sky, all the nuclear and chemical weaponry in the world would spontaneously cease to exist, and Tim Gunn would exist like a pop-up inside every wardrobe in the world. Make it happen, people.
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12 April 2010 @ 10:27 pm
Recasting: The Philadelphia Story  
.challenge #19: Second Chance.
.recasting: The Philadelphia Story

I'm going crazy. I'm standing here solidly on my own two hands and going crazy. )
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01 April 2010 @ 04:35 am
Gold Guns Girls  
I was reading this post by [personal profile] paperhearts, which is about the issue she takes with the female leads in series such as Castle and The Mentalist. Among her fine points, was this:

These men (who are not law enforcement officers nor have any law enforcement training) step in, and with a little hocus pocus, manage to do the woman's job better than she does. Never mind that neither of these men have gone through a police academy or received formal training, all it takes is writing crime novels or being a fake psychic to slide in and neatly out-perform a woman who has worked her way for years up the ranks. Worse yet, Lisbon and Beckett are made at times to look incompetent, uncreative, unable to think outside of a box.

And I realized, that this was in fact why I hadn't ever given these shows the time of day. I had always passed them over, for no real, conscious reason, even though, on paper, the characters of Castle and Patrick Jane sound like the kind that I just adore having on my television laptop screen.

I think, therefore genderswap meta. )
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29 March 2010 @ 04:29 am
Children learn from cigarette burns  
Not usually into the memes, but I like the craziness of this one. Stolen from [personal profile] wee_warrior

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your flist to post questions in the comments. For example: 'One, nine and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?', 'Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?', 'Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?'

3) After your flist has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.

(Fandoms include: Supernatural, Star Trek, White Collar, Sons of Anarchy, The Vampire Diaries, Leverage, Gossip Girl, Iron Man, Buffy, True Blood, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.)