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* Morlocks: Why David Hewlett and Robert Picardo can't stop laughing - A spoilery interview with David and Robert. I've missed these two! Oh, and apparently David is going to twitter his way through the film when it airs on SyFy, so big YAY! for those of you who get to watch it on TV.

* I've been having these strange vertigo attacks all week. I feel fine, then the whole world tilts and whirls around for a second, and the next moment I'm fine again. I have no idea why but I suspect a combination of stress and some kind of ear infection thing that doesn't quite want to break out. Very annoying, especially as I never know beforehand when they'll hit.

* I had planned on writing so many fills for the [livejournal.com profile] hawaii_50_hc commentfic meme, but people keep filling my favourites before I can find the time to do it! Not that I'm complaining of course...

* I found out that University of BorĂ¥s offers the librarian program I want to get into as a part time distance course. I've spent most of the week on their online application site with the cursor hovering over the 'send application' button. Haven't had the guts to actually click it yet, but I have until October 17:th.

* An interesting discussion I got dragged into earlier in the week:

What makes you ship a pairing?

Be it het, slash or femslash - what makes you sit up and decide that those two (or three or four or whatever) were made for each other? When you watch a show, is it important to you that there is a pairing for you to ship? How often do you ship canon pairings? If the writers break up your ship (canon or not) is that a show-ender for you? Do you enjoy watching a show more if you have a vested interest in a ship? For how many of your favourite shows do you have an OTP?

Come play with me!
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So, [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star posted this very helpful illustrated guide, regarding the difference between seals and SEALs.

Crackbunny appeared. Blue and [livejournal.com profile] sgamadison made the mistake of encouraging me. It's all their fault! Please don't mistake this snippet for a story of any literary value whatsoever.

The Detective and the Sea (a.k.a. The Selkie Story) )
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* There's a lady in my building who loves music, especially loud music. Last night she decided that midnight was a good time to play her very loud music. Eventually someone'd had enough and called the landlord's security guards. Music Lady refused to open when they arrived and kept playing her music. The security guards gave up and called the police, who finally managed to get her to turn off the noise. At 2 o'clock in the morning. When I have to be up at 5.30.

I love my flat and I think renting is brilliant but right now I have a sudden urge to find a house in the middle of the woods with no neighbours at all.

If anyone needs me I'll be under my desk, sleeping.

* Leverage! How much do I love Eliot? (Realism? What realism? That was awesome.) And how cute are Parker and Hardison? (Pretzels!) The answer to both questions is: Very Much.

* Two days 'til Christmas and I have bought a grand total of zero gifts. It's probably time to start thinking about that...
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I spent the evening watching Stonehenge Apocalypse, the SyFy TV-movie with Misha Collins, Torri Higginson and Peter Wingfield. It was.... indescribable.

Review by way of Facebook status updates (including spoilers and mockery; last name withheld to protect the not-so-innocent) )


Jan. 28th, 2010 08:13 pm
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I can has PSYCH! Welcome back, Psych! Even if this particular ep was kind of meh.

And on that note - I wish I wasn't allergic to pineapple. (It's pretty annoying. Why can't I be allergic to something I hate, like nuts? Noooo, I have to be allergic to delicious fresh pineapple. Ah, well. At least it's not something really inconvenient like gluten or lactose.)
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* Had swine flu. Got better.

* Why why why am I so far behind on NaNo? *looks mournfully at sad little wordcount*

* Today, I have put around 200 invoices in little envelopes. I also got a papercut.

*Why why why are my customers male and obnoxious? )
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The customers aren't too bad today so I actually have a nice one to share! Too bad she wasn't my customer...

Sister #2: Welcome to (extermination company)!
Seemingly ordinary customer: *has vermin*
Sister #2: *takes her information and files a damage report*
Seemingly ordinary customer: Thank you! You know, I also have a ghost in the attic, but he can stay. He's very nice! Sometimes when I'm up there, I can feel something brush against me. And now my husband's looking at me like I'm crazy, but he's not on the same frequency as I am!

Those are the customers that makes this job worth it.
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Calliope practically died on me yesterday afternoon. What's a girl to do? I headed for the electronics stores in search for a new best friend. What I got was an interesting experience of the service business from the customer's viewpoint.

The not-so-exciting tale of Zin's new laptop )
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Okay, so between the fail marathon of the SGU-writers (yeah, I said I'd give it a fair chance but I think I'm changing my mind) and this sad excuse for a human being, I only have this public announcement to make:

*hides under the bed until all the stupid has gone away*

Good things: Leverage! I want Parker to be my crazy sexy girlfriend! I want to take Hardison home and keep him! Why is there only one ep left on my harddrive?

[livejournal.com profile] sgabigbang status report: 43,5k
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I do not follow it, I do not go looking for it. I just read fandom_wank when bored at work.

So, can someone explain how this goes? This is what I have found out:
- Having seen TOS prior to the reboot makes me better than those who haven't.
- However, since I had to watch the reruns (due to not actually being born in the sixties) I'm a n00b trekkie and should shut my mouth.
- Equal liking for TOS and the reboot puts me somewhere in between those who prefer TOS (apparently WIN) and those who prefer the movie (apparently FAIL).
- Writing fic for the reboot is inferior to writing fic for TOS.
- Fangirls are terrible creatures and should DIAF.

Umm... am I a bad person for actually preferring reboot fandom? 'Cause I didn't encounter wank until I started wondering where all the cool old-school trekkies were hanging out. And boy do they have grudges!
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OMFG! Please do not mistake this episode reaction for thoughtful commentary.

The Supernatural Finale )
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1. Someone was killed in my neighbourhood last night. When I got to work and read the paper this morning, they had found a dead body a few blocks away from my apartment building. Sad thing is, it's not the first time. It was before I moved in, but apparently the park outside my kitchen window is nick-named the 'murder park' because someone was killed there a while back, and a friend of my sisters' lives in the house on the other side of the street where there was an axe-murder. Where the hell am I living?

2. Note to self: when baking cookies, remember that the baking tin is hot when it comes out of the oven, and that touching it without an oven mitt will hurt your fingers. Ow, ow, ow.

3: Kripke, stop hurting my boooyyys! (spoilers for SPN 4x21) )
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England has Susan Boyles. We have sixteen-year-old boys dancing naked with bread. Go Sweden...
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So, apparently Amazon has made it so that various GLBT, erotica and romance literature with 'adult content' won't show up in searches and have been stripped of their sales ranking. We do not like this at all.

It's two o'clock in the morning where I am and my brain is too mushy to get into the issure for real. I'm sure your f-list is full of posts of explanation. I know for sure that mine is. Will read your posts tomorrow when I'm awake.

I'll just let Rodney speak for me:

ETA: There is also this at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Amazon Rank
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Still waiting for Watchmen, I was surfing around for reviews and I came across this little piece of hateful trash. I'm kind of angry now... Basically what she says is that Watchmen will destroy all that is good and pure in the world, since there is graphic violence, graphic sex and (gasp!) homosexuals! Not to mention the 'computer generated penis swinging about'.

I agree with her on one point - I would not take a small child to see the movie. I wouldn't let a small child read the graphic novel either. The first time I read it, I was about twelve and I didn't get it at all - it wasn't until much later I was mature enough to appreciate the brilliance that is Watchmen. But seriously - if parents allow their precious innocent little kids to watch the film despite the R-rating, and without looking up what the film is about, can they really blame Hollywood? There's this little thing called parental supervision. I think it's a great thing! Take some fucking responsibility for your own offspring, morons!

I have a few things to say on the topic:

1. Graphic novel =/= Comic book.

2. You can't even begin to compare Watchmen to other superhero stories. Superheroes are pretty fantasies. Watchmen tells the tale of a world where costumed vigilantes are real. It's not meant to be pretty - it's mean to be realistic!

3. Making action figures of the characters does not mean the movie is marketed towards kids. Adults enjoy action figures too (even if that apparently makes us, in the words of a commenter: 'losers'). And how can anyone who has seen the trailers say that this film is meant for children? Wait - did she actually watch the trailers before she went to see the film? Apparently not.

4. Having sexual relations with more than one man throughout the film does NOT make Silk Spectre II 'slutty'. Being raped by The Comedian does NOT make her mother 'slutty'. Having to explain to your child what a lesbian is should NOT be the end of the world. (Yes, she's one of those.) Seriously, woman, can you even see what kind of shit you're writing here? YOU FAIL SO HARD IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY!

I suspect the reviewer went to see the film expecting another cheesy patriotic superhero movie in which America is great and perfect and the good guys win at the end. Sorry, dear film critic person, that's not what Watchmen is about. Why don't you do some background reading next time before you diss something you have no capability  to understand? And then proceed to insult and belittle the commenters who don't agree with you? BTW, according to Goodwin's law, YOU LOSE!

Disclaimer 1: I have not yet seen the film, but I expect it to rock.

Disclaimer 2: I have nothing against cheesy patriotic superhero movies. I just have to be in the right mood for them.

Disclaimer 3: Yep, this is serious business. I will go take a cool shower and calm down now.

ETA: Is it wrong that the terrible computer generated penis of doom makes me want to see this movie even more? And hey - it's blue! If this was SGA fandom, there would already be crack. I can has SGA crossover where Rodney=Dr Manhattan and John=Silk Spectre and they don't break up? Though I guess Rodney would make a good Nite Owl as well. But then there would be no blue penis swinging about.

I should be sleeping now. Can you tell?

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1. New layout. I was bored with the old one. I'm not sure about this one either, but I'm graphically incompetent. (Anyone want to help me with a graphic? I offer fic in return!)

2. I have a cold. And it's snowing. Again. *growls*

3. Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] tarlanx!

4. The local radio has a very informative program about some guy who's going to learn how to walk in high heels. Why? Apparently, people are still stupid.

4,5. Oh. It was because he's going to play John Travolta's role in Hairspray. That explains it. Still - why would anyone want to wear high heels? They hurt your feet!

5. Speaking of high heels - I rewatched Iron Man yesterday. Gwynneth Paltrow is hot.

5,5. Speaking of superhero movies - Watchmen doesn't premier until next Friday in Sweden. Why do I live in such an uncivilized, backwards little country? Sister #1 had no idea what I was talking about when I asked if she wanted to see it with me and then accused me of being queen of the geeks. Why do I have such an uncivilized, backwards little sister?
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Okay, this entry is sort of personal, but I'm going to make it public anyway. If you don't want to know very private things about me and my pet depression, the black beast, don't read.

Anyway, apparently the Swedish National Board for Health and Welfare wants Cognitive behavioural therapy to replace medication for patients with depression and anxiety-related illnesses.

I think they suck. )


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