Something like a crossroads song
23 June 2010 @ 10:04 pm
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks  
Wee! Exams are over! This means I can have happyfuntimes writing random characters into the mafia!verse. \o/

Also, can someone please come over here and talk to me about how amazing The National's High Violet is? I think it's eaten my heart.


Via [ profile] tearful_eye: Lord of the Rings, as written by different authors.

The Hunter S. Thompson is my favourite:
"We were 20 steps from the exit when the giant flaming Balrons first appeared over our heads. These weren't your normal giant flaming Balrons but some sort of interdimensional Maia that would sit and spin in mid air before dissolving before your very eyes and sneaking up behind you. Gandalf had the pipe and I had the ring which, so far, I had been able to resist trading to the local drug lords for another package of white. Gandalf was shouting random Macrohydration spells while simultaneously trying to not trip over his robes and fall face first into the local pools of goo. Legolas took another drink from his flask and, once again, began explaining how elves were different than humans and much, much mellower."

There's Douglas Adams, Ayn Rand, Mark Twain, Hemingway, J.K Rowling, Chuck Palahniuk, and even one in Lawyer-ese:
"Plaintiff would further show on or about the final day of the Third Age, defendants did intentionally cause the destruction of Ring while plaintiff was engaged in defending his business from hostile takeover. In the alternative, plaintiff pleads that the actions of the defendants toward ring amount to recklessness, gross negligence, and negligence."

And, brilliantly, P.G Wodehouse:
"So Gandalf applied himself to the task at hand - and that's a sight to see that makes strong men gasp and the ladies swoon. You could see the blood whizzing through that magnificent brain of his, chock full of all that health food he grazes on with Tom Bombadil. When there's a problem to be solved, just slip a few nuts and berries to old Gandalf and stand back, I say. Frightening, really."


Now, via [ profile] speccygeekgrrl, a meme:

I think it's inevitable that as we read each other's journals we create mental pictures of each other. Post this on your own journal to find out who your friends see when they read about your life.

Two Rules:
1. Post a picture.
2. The person must be in the movies or on TV (but doesn't have to be an actor/actress). The person can be specific to a role or character or just the person.

And if you feel like it, ask, and I'll do you back!
Something like a crossroads song
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*
Something like a crossroads song
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.
Something like a crossroads song
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.)
Something like a crossroads song
14 August 2009 @ 04:20 pm
Mafia 'Verse, Misha Collins and memes, oh my!  
You might have heard about the oh-so-secret (hah!), elaborate scheme I've been cooking up with [personal profile] egregiouslypink, otherwise known as The Motherfucking Mafia AU (Now With 100% More Misha Collins).

Yeah, so then this fell out of my head. )-

And because not only am I a sheep, but also that lazy one who's always trailing behind the pack, meme!

Ask me my fannish (tv, movies, books, music) Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.
theme song: Fixin to Thrill - Dragonette
Something like a crossroads song
10 August 2009 @ 05:59 pm
Icon Meme  
Drabbles from the icon meme posted a couple days ago.


For [ profile] bessemerprocess

The West Wing: Toby. )

For [ profile] lizzy_someone

The West Wing: Josh & Sam )

For [ profile] evercourant

White House/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy )

For [ profile] egregiouslypink

True Blood: Eric/Pam )

And now to work on The Best Fucking AU On The Planet (Now With 100% More Misha Collins), As Dubbed, Instigated, Invented and Co-Written By [ profile] egregiouslypink. I find this is a working title that tends to grow on one.
Something like a crossroads song
04 August 2009 @ 10:02 pm
True Blood, Leverage, Icons, and Alexander Skarsgård  
True Blood. Spoilers up to 2.07 )

Leverage 2.01. I make no apologies for the judicious application of capslock. )

Um. Also, because I have an inordinate, entirely shameless amount of love for my icons, a writing meme:

Pick one of my icons here and I'll write you something based on said icon. If you choose a stock/text only icon, feel free to choose the pairing (or character) I write.
Something like a crossroads song
19 March 2009 @ 06:00 pm
Blatant Self-Indulgence, meet Shameless Prose. Now gang up on Charlie.  
Meme from [ profile] speccygeekgrrl

1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph

I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I murmured an excuse and slipped away, leaving them to their own formidable devices. The eye of the saint, focused on the meaning of a short earthly life, frightful in every way, focused on the imminence of the final decision about an endless new life to come, this burnt-out eye, in a half-wasted body, made men of the old world tremble to their depths. A long, stringy man, wearing three rows of beads around his neck, and a belt of chicken-bones around his waist; his dark skin stained with ashes his hair loose and long - naked except for beads and ashes, the sadhu strides up amongst the red-tiled mansions. I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger ... A Man on the Move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.

Which sparked an apocalyptic SPN drabble. Don't ask. Spoilers are vague for S4 )
theme song: Harrowdown Hill - Thom Yorke
Something like a crossroads song
04 November 2008 @ 05:13 pm
the best things in life are free. (like image hosting sites)  
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

...So naturally, I went with option d) Clooney.


simple pleasures tumble through our veins, opening skies like minds under absinthe... )
emotional evaluation: optimistic
theme song: Love is Noise - The Verve