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Jul. 13th, 2013 02:10 am
firthgal: (daniel betty - new beginning)
I have done nothing (aside from work) but watch Dexter/Deb vids for the past two days. WHAT IS MY LIFE? Oooooh, it feels so good to finally have a fandom again! I still despise Tumblr, so my fandom experience is limited, but I'm trying. Oh, am I trying! I miss LJ fandom culture so damn much. *cries* But anyway, I am so very happy to finally be passionate about a fandom again. I think the last time I was this fascinated by a ship was... Uther/Morgana? So, that was awhile ago. IDEK when Dex/Deb captured my heart so thoroughly, but I suspect that I was even shipping them without realizing it back in season 5 (I hated Dexter/Lumen with a passion. I used the excuse that it was because I was bitter over Rita's death. Pret-ty sure it was because Deb and Dexter were being all parenty with Harrison and Deb was all "Blech" towards Lumen and I was totally shipping Deb/Dex and feeling wrong about it). But then, well, Deb's therapist suggested that she might be in love with Dexter and everything about her entire character trajectory just made sense. And their love is so painfully beautiful and confusing. And I love that through the entire show it has always been Deb struggling to hold onto Dexter, but now it's the other way around and we are finally seeing the depth of Dexter's love for her. He's never really understood what he felt for Deb, but his little tryst with that Hannah chick where he supposedly fell in love for the first time ever, OMG (what about Rita, you douche?!) made him at least recognize the feeling of love, and he chose Deb over her without even thinking about it, so maybe, juuuuuuust maybe he'll realize that he legit loves Deb more than anything in the world. He even put Harrison in danger because he was so off the handle about Deb in the first ep of season 8. Guh, I just want them to find each other again and accept each other and love each other for all that they are and I want them to do this soon because this is the last season and I can't have them being at odds with each other through all 12 eps. But... yeah, they probably won't make up until one (or both) of them is on the brink of death in the very last episode. *sigh* But here, have some pretty vids:



SO FLIPPIN' BEAUTIFUL.

More beauty under the cut )

Augh, too much angst. Here's some beautiful, beautiful fluff:



*melts*
firthgal: (comm - dean)
There is nothing I want more right now than a Game of Thrones fanvid set to this song:



The lyrics:

Don’t cry over me.

I know it’s a dark cave and even though it’s far from heaven
Maybe this could be my haven.

Don’t cry over me.

I know it hurts you when I fucking shiver
Well, trust me I was such a strong believer
But what’s the point of searching for that halo
My eyes are blinded and my heart is shallow.

It’s getting worse and worse as I think deeper
It’s just like staring at a burning river
Well, now it’s time stop. Just pull the trigger
I want to end it all. I want it over.


GUUUUUUUUUH. I never wrote about my reaction to The Rains of Castamere, mostly because my reaction was just, "NOOOOOOOOO, GOD, NO, WHY? WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?" followed by a lot of loud sobbing (would that this hoodie were a time hoodie!), but I really enjoyed GoT this season, that ep in particular. So much awesomeness happened overall, like Jaime/Brienne and Jaime's freaking hand getting chopped off, and Tyrion and Sansa thinking up pranks to play on mean people together, and Jon Snow getting shot by his scorned lady love, and Arya telling Gendry that she could be his family (and him rejecting her because the class divide between them is too strong in his eyes. OH, MY HEART!), and, best of all, ARYA AND THE HOUND, OMG. They are basically the Laurel and Hardy of Westeros. I want more of them. I never want them to part. Ever. They were just this really surprising delight and I adore what they bring out in each other. She wants to kill him but she can't because she needs him, and he's taking care of her simply because it's the decent thing to do (at first it was for the money, but after the red wedding he really had no use for her. At least not that I know of yet). I can't help but see them developing a sort of Leon: The Professional type of relationship where he teaches her how to properly kill people and stay alive (only, you know, she'll end up killing his ass instead of falling in love with him). It's been foreshadowed so much that I'm pretty sure The Hound's end will come from Arya, especially after the line where he said, "That kindness will get you killed." He should probably practice what he preaches, but I don't think he much cares for his own life. But OMG, their banter. They are by and far the most entertaining dynamic to watch for me.

Anyway, GoT blew me away this season and I really, really want a vid set to the above song. It works for pretty much all of the characters, but Arya is the first one to come to mind. Sansa was the second. Jaime/Brienne the third. *sigh* If only I knew how to make fancy vids. I haven't made a vid in years, and the one I picture in my head is all pretty and way beyond my know-how.
firthgal: (kmm - i loba you)
So, the more I watch Warrior Baek Dong Soo, the more I'm falling in love with the relationship between Dong Soo and Yeo Woon. Like, none of the romances are doing a damn thing for me at this point, but the bromance? So epic. And so bound to be full of angst in the future. Dong Soo is the only source of happiness and normalcy for Woon, but for some messed up reason Woon can't break away from his loyalty to Choen, and now he's becoming the killer that his father always said he would become, and he's hurting all these people that he's grown to care about, and he loves Dong Soo SO MUCH. It's pretty clear that Dong Soo will always be his weak spot. He'll want to protect him and experience his happiness just as he's always done, but there will come a day when they have to face off against each other and neither one will be able to do it. Augh, you guys, I wish the drama would just forget the stupid romances and political plots and just focus on these two, because they are all anybody really cares about anyway (well, I also care about the Sword Saint/Ji/Choen triangle, but I wish the show would give us the backstory between Sword Saint and Ji, because right now it's awfully hard to sympathize with them without knowing how their epic love came to be). Anyway, BOYS. LOVING EACH OTHER.



SO BEAUTIFUL.



HEE! Much as I love these two, I don't really see the sexual tension between them like I did for Jae Shin/Yong Ha in Sungkyunkwan Scandal (but really, do any other couples have that much UST? They were kind of out of control with the USTy gazes)

ETA: Just finished watching ep 13. Dong Soo's mission is to keep the prince safe, and the person that he keeps asking about is Woon. He gets more and more worried the more dead people that he comes across, and not one thought is for the prince. IT'S ALL ABOUT HIS WOONIE. And then Dong Soo LOSES HIS MIND when he finds out that Woon is the bad guy. He is practically catatonic for a full month because he can't process the betrayal. He can't function without his Woonie, and now he has to find the strength to carry out the revenge against Woon that he had vowed to carry out. And of course Woon wants him to succeed, because Woon is a self-loathing assassin who doesn't really want to be an assassin but for some twisted reason thinks he has to be (probably because his father told him his entire life that he was evil). WHY AREN'T MORE PEOPLE WATCHING THIS SHOW? Seriously, it's awesome. Also, I'm kind of shipping Cheon/Jin Joo, which is so very wrong. Although I kind of ship Cheon/Everyone, to be honest.
firthgal: (giles buffy - look of love)


OMG, LOVE LOVE LOVE! SO PRETTY! SO HURTY! SO ADORABLE...Y! OMG, this ship. This ship this ship. I fell so very hard for it. I don't even know what made me decide to watch Beethoven's Virus. I just looked at it on a whim because I wanted something ensembley and fairly light, and oh, oh, this show is just perfection in every way. Kang Mae, you guys. KANG MAE. Quite possibly my new favorite kdrama character ever. He's just so... well, he's the crabby, socially inept, eccentric genius mentor character type that I am kind of a sucker for. He's brutally honest and stubbornly sticks to his ideals even at the cost of others/himself, never loses sight of who he is. And over the course of the show he unintentionally learns about loyalty and friendship and caring for people outside of himself. And of course Kang Mae's prickly exterior is broken by Du Ru Mi's persistence and naive positivity. I love how her love for him grew out of a respect for his teaching abilities (you know, once he actually made an effort to connect with the orchestra just to show them what they'd be missing after he left). Although, I think she kind of started to fall for him after she saw him being so distraught over Thoven. Anyway, I loved their ups and downs so thoroughly, and I loved how the main reason for Kang Mae holding back his feelings for Ru Mi was because he truly cared about Gun Woo and didn't want to see him get hurt. But in the process of not hurting him, he hurt Ru Mi, which just made his heart ache even more, and... GUH, I LOVE THEM. SO MUCH. And I was happy that they resolved the Gun Woo issue fairly early in the series (well, by k-drama standards they did) and we at least got to see Kang and Ru Mi being happy for an episode or two before Kang got all freaked out by the happiness that was invading his interpretation of the music. It was heartbreaking, but I couldn't help but laugh over him being like, "OMG, warmth and elegance? WTF? Can't have that in my music!" But yeah, the flower trampling scene left me scandalized, and the scene where he holds his chest after he breaks up with her for good, oh, my heart. *sniff* But, she knows him so well that she can basically read his mind, and so she frustratingly accepts everything he does and understands his reasoning so completely, and he loves that and hates that about her. GOD, THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.

I find it interesting that I always fall the hardest for the k-drama ships where they never get to kiss. Their romance never gets to be fully realized and it KILLS me (especially Sign. I AM STILL NOT OVER THE ENDING TO THAT SHOW). But see, that just seems to make it all the more epic, because there is so much emotion in them just touching hands for a brief moment, or the gazillion different expressions that cross over Kang Mae's face in the span of a second, or him letting her lean on his shoulder. The subtle romances are always the most compelling for me.

I loved the supporting characters in this drama too, especially the old guy with dementia and the high school student (oh man did they make me cry. Like, full on face squinchy crying). And it was interesting to make Gun Woo the love rival for Kang, because this show was probably more of a love story between those two than it was for Kang and Ru Mi. Their relationship got the most exploration, and it was touching and complex and became very deep, and it was just a really well done mentor/student relationship where the mentor has to grapple with his student surpassing him in so many areas.

Basically, I loved this drama like crazy, mainly because I fell in mad love with Kim Myung Min. And the Kang/RuMi ship of perfection. And Jang Guen Suk's adorable smiling face is always a plus. But yeah, Kim Myung Min is a sexy beast.



*dies*
firthgal: (IU)
IU IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST ADORABLE HUMAN BEING ON EARTH.



SEE? Also, one of the new songs off of her re-release of Real is totally kickass:



LOVE! And while we're on the subject of cute things:



LOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!! OMG, they are so adorable. ESPECIALLY AFTER CONFESSING THINGS.



♥ ♥ ♥

And just in case that was too much adorable for you, have some ANGST of the Sam Dong variety:



Oh, Sam Dong. *sniff* You know, I wasn't all that involved with the main love triangle at first because I thought it was pretty obvious that Hye Mi would end up with Jin Guk (which... blah), but after these last two eps? I feel like Hye Mi/Sam Dong isn't such a lost cause after all, and I find myself way more invested than I was before. Which kind of sucks, because I'm still pretty sure that Hye Mi will stay blindly in love with Jin Guk, but oh is the show giving me hope. ONE CAN DREAM. But luckily my OTP is Jason/Pilsuk, so if Sam Dong/Hye Mi doesn't happen, I won't be too heartbroken.

In other news, I've spent the last few days watching an anime called Toradora!, and, well, I loved it. A lot. I usually talk about how I can't get into animes, but apparently I totally can if the plot is reminiscent of a K-drama. It was just a beautiful story all around. I loved Taiga like crazy, and Amin (Ami?) was even lovable, and I think I maybe kind of shipped them (I don't usually do femslash, but anime makes it so easy). I also shipped Taiga/Minori (which is just a given when Taiga spends most of their scenes rubbing her head on Minori's boobs. Oh, anime, it never fails to be perverted, even when aimed at young girls!) Ryujji was probably the least fascinating character for me, but he was the glue that held everyone together, and he and Taiga's relationship was adorable and hilarious and sweet and deeply touching. God, in the latter half of the series they made me cry so much. I got so emotionally invested in these characters that it was crazy. So, yeah, definitely a well done anime. Usually I find animes too over the top, but this one treated its emotional moments in such a real/human way that it was just perfection. It wasn't too angsty, but it wasn't too cracky either. It had a lovely mix of humor, crazy, and drama that tugged on your heart strings. Also, I think this song was mainly what got my emotions going:



SO BEAUTIFUL.

In other other news, OMG I had no idea that Valentine's Day was such a busy time for retail. I worked my ass off this weekend. Was so ridiculously tired by the end of Monday night that I just collapsed into bed, and my feet were hurting so much that I could barely walk for two days. UGH. IT WAS AWFUL. Probably because they had me working the late shift every single night. Luckily I got two days off in a row to recuperate. Apparently I've gotten way too used to taking it easy since Christmas ended. I'm no longer used to these holiday crowds, gosh darn it!
firthgal: (dream high)
So, yesterday I was not feeling so swell, so I called into work yet again, and... well, I made this silly vid that NO ONE WILL EVER WATCH, because... that's what I do when I'm not feeling so swell? I don't know, I don't know, but here you go:



My first vid in ages and I do it to Dream High. BUT I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF. I am so, so in love with Jason/Pil Suk that it's sad. I have been watching their scenes obsessively and swooning like crazy. And the latest ep just sent them into angsty territory, and OMG I LOVE THEM. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I was fearing that the show would just throw them together after Pil Suk's transformation, but I freaking LOVE the fact that during the process of losing all that weight and working so hard to achieve a goal, she realized that doing it for Jason was crazy and just ended up doing it for herself (which was what Jason wanted, but obviously she doesn't know that yet). And I love that Jason just wanted her to lose weight so that she could debut, and not for any other reasons. He already liked her, already cared about her and worried about her, and while he was gone he kind of realized that he did like her. But, of course, after her transformation he is now fully aware that he's attracted to her, but oh do I love Pil Suk for realizing she's outgrown him. And, really, she still likes him, but she wants him to want things. She wants him to be motivated to work for something, and she's sacrificing in order to do that. And, I just love how they both kind of get each other to do the things that they need to do without really letting the other one know about it. Oh, oh, and best part? Even though Pil Suk has told him that she doesn't feel as strongly for him as she did before, and even though he is angry at her for pointing out that he has no direction in life, she still left a lollipop on his locker like always, and he still took it. HOW ARE THEY SO ADORABLE EVEN WHEN THEY'RE FIGHTING? I just don't know. But I love them, and I can't wait to see where the show goes with them. I know that they only get a few minutes devoted to them in each ep, but somehow it's become the most intriguing and well done romance on the show. I &HEARTS THEM KIND OF A LOT.

I was not too fond of my Thursday night shows this week:

Community was great in parts and mediocre in others, but overall the ep wasn't to my taste. I loved the music though. And Annie's pantomimed sex scene with Abed. And Britta's righteousness. But I spent a lot of the beginning trying really hard to follow what they were saying and a lot of it went over my head. Once they started playing though it got pretty funny. Just... well, it's hard to be interesting when the entire plot is all talking and they don't actually get to show us any of this stuff that they're talking about, but I thought the show did a fairly good job in doing what it was trying to do. But, yeah, the ep just wasn't for me. I don't know. I think I still harbor bad feelings towards AD&D because of my oldest brother (not only did he try to force me and my other brother into playing, but there were many weekends where he and his AD&D buddies would take over the basement for HOURS at a time and me and my other brother weren't allowed to go down there, and that's where all of our toys were! *huff*) I think this is one that will be hilarious upon repeated viewing because I think I just missed a lot of the jokes the first time around. Also, I love Pierce and I hate that he's been such a douchetastic villain in the past few eps, and his character is just getting more and more depressing. I mean, I sort of do love that aspect of him, but I think I preferred him being the douchetastic, oblivious old fool as opposed to the crazy, intentionally hurtful villain that he's become. But, I guess it's necessary to show that Pierce isn't always as harmless as the characters (and sometimes the audience) like to think he is. It was perfectly understandable for this ep though to emphasize his evilness, since the sci-fi fantasy parody required a villain. Basically, I thought it was a great ep for what it was trying to do, but it's not one of my favorites.

The Office was kind of blah. The show emphasized all the reasons why Michael/Holly has never appealed to me. They are carbon copies of each other, and I hate that the show just translates that into being true love (it tried to do that with Andy/Erin, it accomplished it with Jim/Pam, and now they're just being ridiculous with Michael/Holly). But, I can't even find the strength to care anymore, really. Michael is narcissistic, so it makes perfect sense that he's in mad love with Holly. What doesn't make sense is that she just randomly appeared in his life and is exactly like him in every way. But, whatever. Michael needs his happy ending, I guess. Also, I still love Erin for disapproving of Michael/Holly. At least someone is there to voice my complaints! It somehow makes Michael/Holly easier to accept.

Parks and Rec was an even bigger blah for me this week. Nothing much happened, and nothing much made me laugh. This was the first disappointing ep of that show for me in a long time.

30 Rock was probably my favorite show of the night. Made me laugh quite a bit, and I enjoyed the commentary on the Jack/Liz friendship (like Liz pointing out that she does way more for him than he does for her lately, and Jack making it clear that he chose her as a friend and not the other way around. For some reason those bits pleased me). Also, I thought Liz posing for the pics was hilarious and not about her being gross. She did it for Jack! It was all for Jack. ♥ I love that this show has completely rejuvenated itself this season. I don't quite know what changed, but they're doing something right. Probably because they're actually letting Jack and Liz be friends this year. I don't know what the heck was going on last season.

Vampire Diaries! Nothing super shocking happened, but I still really enjoyed the episode. Caroline! ♥ Oh, my heart. I am sorry, Tyler, but I don't think that I can ever forgive you, even though I understood where you were coming from. But it was Caroline, you douchehead! The Stefan/Caroline scenes were beyond awesome. I freaking love those two and wish they could get more scenes together, but their chemistry is kind of wonderful and unintentionally hot and I don't think the show has any intention of ever going there, so I guess they don't want to lead the audience astray. BUT THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL TOGETHER. As for Damon... *sigh* Sometimes I wonder why I adore him so much. He is such a bastard! But, I can't seem to resist complex villains (or... anti-heroes, I guess would be the more accurate term. But sometimes Damon is a villain, so it's hard to tell. But I guess since he's not a villain in relation to the heroes of the story, he doesn't count as a villain).

Bah!

Jan. 2nd, 2011 12:44 pm
firthgal: (glee - will rachel 2)
I hate tumblr! I hate I hate I HATE STUPID TUMBLR! (I was totally channeling Hook there, did you notice? No? Too dorky for you? Okay. Oh gosh, through related videos I just found this, AND IT IS AMAZING! Ahahaha, had that song existed when I was 6, I would have been obsessed with it). Anyway, before I got sidetracked there, I was talking about my ire for Tumblr. UGH, I HATE IT. What is up with the search function? Why do people tag stuff so drastically different so that I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING? How do I make the pictures/posts bigger so that I can actually SEE them? My poor, poor eyes are straining like the constipated devil on a toilet. Ugh, why is all the good stuff at that confounding website? Hmph. And now, when I go to tumblr.com, it won't let me search without signing up first. WTF is that? Bastards. I guess I have to make one eventually since most of my flist has set up shop there, but ugh. I DON'T LIKE IT. Mind you, I always say that about new things, and then once I get used to them I fall in love, but... I HATE TUMBLR.

My reasoning for venturing to Tumblr, as you may have well guessed, is that I've pretty much replaced Jeff/Annie in my heart with Will/Rachel. HOW DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN? I mean, I've always shipped them, but I've never really been into the fandom aspect of them because I do NOT want to get so ridiculously invested in them, because if I get invested in something on Glee, I AM BOUND FOR HEARTBREAK. Just, no, world, DON'T LET ME GET INVESTED. But here I am, reading awful fic about them and enjoying it, obsessively watching their scenes together and finding all the little things that I had missed before, drooling over pretty GIFs and picspams, and... well, I am doomed. Doomed doomed doomed. At least Jeff/Annie has a tiny chance of happening! Will/Rachel? Nothing. Nada. Not a chance in hell. BUT THEY ARE BOTH SO BEAUTIFULLY AWFUL THAT THEY ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER. I don't know how, but when they're together, they just become better people, even though they are both so self-centered and obsessed with success. They are able to really see each other in a way that no one else can (and they have trouble seeing other people with the same clarity, hence their unluckiness in love). They see each other's flaws and they see each other's potential for greatness and they see each other's fragility and insecurities despite their giantass egos and they care about each other's opinions and, they just... well, LOOK AT THEM!



♥ ♥ ♥

I am depressed though that there are so few fics out there for these two. And what there is is pretty lacking. However, I have manged to come upon a few good ones:

The Map is not the Territory by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13 - By far the greatest Will/Rachel fic out there. It is amazing from start to finish and so magnificently in character that it jives with canon superbly well.

Peer Review, also by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13 - You know, when I finally decided that I was going to read Will/Rachel fic, I was particularly looking for a future fic where Rachel comes back to McKinley High and gets to be Will's colleague and they argue in the same adorable/hot way that they did when Rachel was in glee, but this fic kind of took that idea and made it even better than I had imagined, where Will briefly becomes Sue and Rachel becomes Will and it's hilarious, but then they also connect to each other as equals and discover this whole new relationship and it's just awesome. I love it.

Ordinary Thursdays by [livejournal.com profile] milk_and_glass - A bit of an angsty take on Will/Rachel. I love the poeticness of this one.

I Wish (We Were Older) by [livejournal.com profile] ideaofglam - I think I mainly liked this one because the Rachel voice was so flawless. It's pretty much just porn, but the author so beautifully captured the intensity of Rachel Berry's personality that I simply could not resist it.

And, just to tempt you all further, have this vid (which I have linked to before, possibly more than once, but it is so spectacular that I simply don't care that I'm being repetitive):



*dreamy sigh*

PS
I think I've figured out how to go directly to those posts on that tumblr with the tiny entries in order to make them bigger! Woohoo, go me! (it is so sad that I'm proud of myself for such things)

Bah!

Jan. 2nd, 2011 12:44 pm
firthgal: (glee - will rachel 2)
I hate tumblr! I hate I hate I HATE STUPID TUMBLR! (I was totally channeling Hook there, did you notice? No? Too dorky for you? Okay. Oh gosh, through related videos I just found this, AND IT IS AMAZING! Ahahaha, had that song existed when I was 6, I would have been obsessed with it). Anyway, before I got sidetracked there, I was talking about my ire for Tumblr. UGH, I HATE IT. What is up with the search function? Why do people tag stuff so drastically different so that I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING? How do I make the pictures/posts bigger so that I can actually SEE them? My poor, poor eyes are straining like the constipated devil on a toilet. Ugh, why is all the good stuff at that confounding website? Hmph. And now, when I go to tumblr.com, it won't let me search without signing up first. WTF is that? Bastards. I guess I have to make one eventually since most of my flist has set up shop there, but ugh. I DON'T LIKE IT. Mind you, I always say that about new things, and then once I get used to them I fall in love, but... I HATE TUMBLR.

My reasoning for venturing to Tumblr, as you may have well guessed, is that I've pretty much replaced Jeff/Annie in my heart with Will/Rachel. HOW DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN? I mean, I've always shipped them, but I've never really been into the fandom aspect of them because I do NOT want to get so ridiculously invested in them, because if I get invested in something on Glee, I AM BOUND FOR HEARTBREAK. Just, no, world, DON'T LET ME GET INVESTED. But here I am, reading awful fic about them and enjoying it, obsessively watching their scenes together and finding all the little things that I had missed before, drooling over pretty GIFs and picspams, and... well, I am doomed. Doomed doomed doomed. At least Jeff/Annie has a tiny chance of happening! Will/Rachel? Nothing. Nada. Not a chance in hell. BUT THEY ARE BOTH SO BEAUTIFULLY AWFUL THAT THEY ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER. I don't know how, but when they're together, they just become better people, even though they are both so self-centered and obsessed with success. They are able to really see each other in a way that no one else can (and they have trouble seeing other people with the same clarity, hence their unluckiness in love). They see each other's flaws and they see each other's potential for greatness and they see each other's fragility and insecurities despite their giantass egos and they care about each other's opinions and, they just... well, LOOK AT THEM!



♥ ♥ ♥

I am depressed though that there are so few fics out there for these two. And what there is is pretty lacking. However, I have manged to come upon a few good ones:

The Map is not the Territory by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13 - By far the greatest Will/Rachel fic out there. It is amazing from start to finish and so magnificently in character that it jives with canon superbly well.

Peer Review, also by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13 - You know, when I finally decided that I was going to read Will/Rachel fic, I was particularly looking for a future fic where Rachel comes back to McKinley High and gets to be Will's colleague and they argue in the same adorable/hot way that they did when Rachel was in glee, but this fic kind of took that idea and made it even better than I had imagined, where Will briefly becomes Sue and Rachel becomes Will and it's hilarious, but then they also connect to each other as equals and discover this whole new relationship and it's just awesome. I love it.

Ordinary Thursdays by [livejournal.com profile] milk_and_glass - A bit of an angsty take on Will/Rachel. I love the poeticness of this one.

I Wish (We Were Older) by [livejournal.com profile] ideaofglam - I think I mainly liked this one because the Rachel voice was so flawless. It's pretty much just porn, but the author so beautifully captured the intensity of Rachel Berry's personality that I simply could not resist it.

And, just to tempt you all further, have this vid (which I have linked to before, possibly more than once, but it is so spectacular that I simply don't care that I'm being repetitive):



*dreamy sigh*

PS
I think I've figured out how to go directly to those posts on that tumblr with the tiny entries in order to make them bigger! Woohoo, go me! (it is so sad that I'm proud of myself for such things)
firthgal: (uther morgana - hands)
GREATEST UTHER VID EVER:



OMG. *flaily hands* I so love how INSANE it is, like, it really gets the point across that Uther is a paranoid sociopath who alienates absolutely everyone around him, and he has basically destroyed his life. Just... the pain, the rage, the crazy, it's all there. LOVE!

And this Uther/Morgana one leaves me with chills:



HOW DID THEIR LOVE GO SO WRONG? WHY DOES THEIR PAIN MAKE ME HAPPY? I just don't know.

I was actually watching some of my old vids, because I am lame and do that from time to time, but someone had given me a Thumbs Down on Until We Bleed and I was like, "Whaaaat? If I'm going to get a Thumbs Down, it should be for my shoddily made vid to Ashielf Pi." And then of course I had to watch Ashielf Pi, and damn, I forgot how epic that song makes everything, even shoddily made fanvids!



See? LOOK HOW EXPLOSIVE THEY ARE! It's all due to that song, because seriously, that vid had way too many glitches, and it didn't come out the way I wanted it to because I didn't have the capability to do voiceovers back then, so you have little shots of people completing their previous sentences and it drives me NUTS. But, yeah, that song makes it 20 times better than it actually is. Of course, that's pretty much the case with Until We Bleed, too, if I'm honest (and I was experimenting with that one anyway, so I guess it's not surprising that I received a Thumbs Down, but I am awfully proud of that vid for some weird reason and DO NOT APPRECIATE THAT THUMBS DOWN, DAMN IT!). Even my Viva La Vida vid is more deserving of a thumbs down than that one! I can't believe how popular that one is, by the way. I mean, every time I go back and watch that one I crack up at how literal I took it with some of the lyrics, and the timing is all off through the entire last third of the song, and just... augh, I hate that I can see all these flaws and not appreciate the praise. But with Until We Bleed I'm just like, "Yeah, I'm awesome," even though barely anyone likes it. *sigh* But yeah, my vids are very elementary compared to the others that I've embedded.

Anyway, let's end this post with a sweet vid, because all the rest were either heartbreaking or explosive:



*sniff*

Oh, oh, one more!



SO PRETTY. Oh, Uther, I love it when you try to be a decent human being! ♥

Gosh, look at me fangirling over Uther and Uther/Morgana! What is this, 2009?
firthgal: (uther morgana - hands)
GREATEST UTHER VID EVER:



OMG. *flaily hands* I so love how INSANE it is, like, it really gets the point across that Uther is a paranoid sociopath who alienates absolutely everyone around him, and he has basically destroyed his life. Just... the pain, the rage, the crazy, it's all there. LOVE!

And this Uther/Morgana one leaves me with chills:



HOW DID THEIR LOVE GO SO WRONG? WHY DOES THEIR PAIN MAKE ME HAPPY? I just don't know.

I was actually watching some of my old vids, because I am lame and do that from time to time, but someone had given me a Thumbs Down on Until We Bleed and I was like, "Whaaaat? If I'm going to get a Thumbs Down, it should be for my shoddily made vid to Ashielf Pi." And then of course I had to watch Ashielf Pi, and damn, I forgot how epic that song makes everything, even shoddily made fanvids!



See? LOOK HOW EXPLOSIVE THEY ARE! It's all due to that song, because seriously, that vid had way too many glitches, and it didn't come out the way I wanted it to because I didn't have the capability to do voiceovers back then, so you have little shots of people completing their previous sentences and it drives me NUTS. But, yeah, that song makes it 20 times better than it actually is. Of course, that's pretty much the case with Until We Bleed, too, if I'm honest (and I was experimenting with that one anyway, so I guess it's not surprising that I received a Thumbs Down, but I am awfully proud of that vid for some weird reason and DO NOT APPRECIATE THAT THUMBS DOWN, DAMN IT!). Even my Viva La Vida vid is more deserving of a thumbs down than that one! I can't believe how popular that one is, by the way. I mean, every time I go back and watch that one I crack up at how literal I took it with some of the lyrics, and the timing is all off through the entire last third of the song, and just... augh, I hate that I can see all these flaws and not appreciate the praise. But with Until We Bleed I'm just like, "Yeah, I'm awesome," even though barely anyone likes it. *sigh* But yeah, my vids are very elementary compared to the others that I've embedded.

Anyway, let's end this post with a sweet vid, because all the rest were either heartbreaking or explosive:



*sniff*

Oh, oh, one more!



SO PRETTY. Oh, Uther, I love it when you try to be a decent human being! ♥

Gosh, look at me fangirling over Uther and Uther/Morgana! What is this, 2009?

WIN.

Nov. 7th, 2010 11:28 am
firthgal: (true blood - anna stephen)


Bwahahahahahahaha, oh, I love it.



*swoons* GOD, I MISS THIS SHIP SO DAMN MUCH. Damn it, Community! I know I always said that I'd love you even without the Jeff/Annie, but I did not quite realize the canyon that it would leave in my heart. I just... *sniff* I miss... *sniff* I miss being giddy about this show. Hopefully the next two eps will let me feel that Jeff/Annie high again.

WIN.

Nov. 7th, 2010 11:28 am
firthgal: (true blood - anna stephen)


Bwahahahahahahaha, oh, I love it.



*swoons* GOD, I MISS THIS SHIP SO DAMN MUCH. Damn it, Community! I know I always said that I'd love you even without the Jeff/Annie, but I did not quite realize the canyon that it would leave in my heart. I just... *sniff* I miss... *sniff* I miss being giddy about this show. Hopefully the next two eps will let me feel that Jeff/Annie high again.
firthgal: (comm - chang yun-fat)
In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door'. Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words about why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!


Also, MOST BEAUTIFUL FANVID EVER:



*gets goosebumps*

In other news, today something possessed me to finally look up what the heck The Human Centipede was, and... oh god, this is why the phrase "curiosity killed the cat" exists. The worst part is that I started thinking about it while I was eating my dinner and I was thisclose to barfing it back up. OMG, WHY DO PEOPLE MAKE MOVIES LIKE THAT? Ugh, my stomach is starting to turn just thinking about it.

Also, thank you to all who voted in that poll! Wow, my journal hasn't been that hopping in a long time. And, just so you know, I watched the first ep of Sherlock while waiting for Trick or Treaters, and I freaking adored it.
firthgal: (comm - chang yun-fat)
In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door'. Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words about why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!


Also, MOST BEAUTIFUL FANVID EVER:



*gets goosebumps*

In other news, today something possessed me to finally look up what the heck The Human Centipede was, and... oh god, this is why the phrase "curiosity killed the cat" exists. The worst part is that I started thinking about it while I was eating my dinner and I was thisclose to barfing it back up. OMG, WHY DO PEOPLE MAKE MOVIES LIKE THAT? Ugh, my stomach is starting to turn just thinking about it.

Also, thank you to all who voted in that poll! Wow, my journal hasn't been that hopping in a long time. And, just so you know, I watched the first ep of Sherlock while waiting for Trick or Treaters, and I freaking adored it.

Psh.

Sep. 8th, 2010 11:43 pm
firthgal: (shawn gus)
Dear Psych finale,

I was totally feeling you, even the Shawn/Juliet (FIRST TIME EVER, by the way) but then you just had to go overboard in the end, didn't you? You just had to make me go from my surprised "Awwwwwwww," reaction to my typical, "Ugh ugh I'm going to puke," reaction, didn't you? UUUUUUUGH. Just, you know, next time? Skip the epically sappy speech that is just so ridiculously not Shawn, okay? Because the first sappy speech I totally bought and actually enjoyed because it was a genuine moment of self reflection for him, but the second speech? UUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. That being said, this is probably the best that you've ever handled the atrocity that is Shawn/Juliet, and for once, FOR ONCE, you finally made me think that they aren't so bad. But I still miss Lassiter/Juliet like crazy. *cries*



I've started watching another Korean drama, because, well, I'm me, and I decided to go with Personal Taste, because apparently I'm kind of in love with Lee Min Ho? Only slightly, in the sense that I enjoy looking at him and this is the second drama of his that I've watched (he was the main dude on Boys Over Flowers). I think I find him even more delightful in this one than I did in BOF. Anyway, the first ep made me laugh like crazy and instantly got me interested in the drama, and that is not typical of most first eps for me with K-dramas, so, I think I'm really going to enjoy this one. But anyway, the point of even bringing this up is that I find it utterly hilarious that this dude:



Has been in almost every single Korean drama that I have seen. Dude gets around! And I've enjoyed him in everything, though in this one it looks like he's the bad guy.



I totally wrote a corny Merlin/Community mash-up comment fic. BUT THAT WAS BACK WHEN I WAS SUPER EXCITED FOR THE RETURN OF MERLIN. Ack, stupid spoilers, making me worry. *sigh*

Speaking of Community fic, you all should read anything’s righter than books could plan by [livejournal.com profile] dearygirl. Especially if you are A) a Britta fan, B) an Annie/Britta fan, C) a Jeff/Annie fan, or D) all of the above. But mainly A and B. And don't let the pregnancy storyline scare you away, because this fic handled it in such a very real and beautiful way, and it's entirely from Britta's POV, and the Britta/Annie friendship is so utterly magnificent in this, and Abed and Troy are perfection, and even the Jeff/Annie bits feel so true to life. I loved this so freaking much (and hey, there was even a tiny bit of Britta/Pierce subtext in there that totally thrilled me, even though, you know, I don't think the author meant it to be subtext, but whatever, I SEE BRITTA/PIERCE SUBTEXT IN ALL FANFIC. IT'S JUST A THING). Anyway, it's a great read. It made me laugh out loud and it made me burst into happy tears, and it's just so rare that a piece of fanfiction can move me to tears. So, yeah, it's wonderful.

And here, just to get you in the fic reading mood:



*swoooooooooon*



Because I needed something to remind me that, hey, my love for Merlin is not just about Uther/Morgana:



♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Psh.

Sep. 8th, 2010 11:43 pm
firthgal: (shawn gus)
Dear Psych finale,

I was totally feeling you, even the Shawn/Juliet (FIRST TIME EVER, by the way) but then you just had to go overboard in the end, didn't you? You just had to make me go from my surprised "Awwwwwwww," reaction to my typical, "Ugh ugh I'm going to puke," reaction, didn't you? UUUUUUUGH. Just, you know, next time? Skip the epically sappy speech that is just so ridiculously not Shawn, okay? Because the first sappy speech I totally bought and actually enjoyed because it was a genuine moment of self reflection for him, but the second speech? UUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. That being said, this is probably the best that you've ever handled the atrocity that is Shawn/Juliet, and for once, FOR ONCE, you finally made me think that they aren't so bad. But I still miss Lassiter/Juliet like crazy. *cries*



I've started watching another Korean drama, because, well, I'm me, and I decided to go with Personal Taste, because apparently I'm kind of in love with Lee Min Ho? Only slightly, in the sense that I enjoy looking at him and this is the second drama of his that I've watched (he was the main dude on Boys Over Flowers). I think I find him even more delightful in this one than I did in BOF. Anyway, the first ep made me laugh like crazy and instantly got me interested in the drama, and that is not typical of most first eps for me with K-dramas, so, I think I'm really going to enjoy this one. But anyway, the point of even bringing this up is that I find it utterly hilarious that this dude:



Has been in almost every single Korean drama that I have seen. Dude gets around! And I've enjoyed him in everything, though in this one it looks like he's the bad guy.



I totally wrote a corny Merlin/Community mash-up comment fic. BUT THAT WAS BACK WHEN I WAS SUPER EXCITED FOR THE RETURN OF MERLIN. Ack, stupid spoilers, making me worry. *sigh*

Speaking of Community fic, you all should read anything’s righter than books could plan by [livejournal.com profile] dearygirl. Especially if you are A) a Britta fan, B) an Annie/Britta fan, C) a Jeff/Annie fan, or D) all of the above. But mainly A and B. And don't let the pregnancy storyline scare you away, because this fic handled it in such a very real and beautiful way, and it's entirely from Britta's POV, and the Britta/Annie friendship is so utterly magnificent in this, and Abed and Troy are perfection, and even the Jeff/Annie bits feel so true to life. I loved this so freaking much (and hey, there was even a tiny bit of Britta/Pierce subtext in there that totally thrilled me, even though, you know, I don't think the author meant it to be subtext, but whatever, I SEE BRITTA/PIERCE SUBTEXT IN ALL FANFIC. IT'S JUST A THING). Anyway, it's a great read. It made me laugh out loud and it made me burst into happy tears, and it's just so rare that a piece of fanfiction can move me to tears. So, yeah, it's wonderful.

And here, just to get you in the fic reading mood:



*swoooooooooon*



Because I needed something to remind me that, hey, my love for Merlin is not just about Uther/Morgana:



♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
firthgal: (true blood - bill sookie)
1. I should never read the comments to True Blood secrets, because they are all obscenely full of Bill and Bill/Sookie hate. WHAT THE HELL? Look guys, I know that I am lame. I don't need to be reminded of this during every single True Blood conversation ever. But you know what? I just don't find Eric as awesome when he's with Sookie. I just don't. Also? ASkars is not all that appealing to me. I DON'T FIND HIM TO BE THAT PRETTY, I'M SORRY. I love Eric and all, but I do not think that the True Blood sun rises and sets with him, you know? And Eric/Sookie? The show just fails at selling me on this pairing. I don't feel it from Sookie's side, I don't find their chemistry to be as hot as the show thinks it is, and... well... I'm used to Bill and Sookie's lameness! Don't let Eric get dragged down into the very depths of their epic cheesery! Just don't do it! Bill is meant to be lame and ridiculous and flustered, while Eric is supposed to remain aloof and badass and snarky. I don't care that the books go with Eric/Sookie. If the show fails to develop them, they should not just be haphazardly thrown together simply because the ship happens in the book. I like that Bill/Sookie is the annoying OTP that just won't end. Without it, I don't even know what this show would be. I like their epic moments of cheese and angst. I like their numerous failed attempts at domesticity. I like that Alan Ball has a boner for Bill Compton, because you know what? So do I. I enjoy watching Bill's struggle to constantly do the right thing and seeing it all blow up in his face. I love that Bill gets sweet moments and evil moments and creepy moments and hilarious moments. I love that the show chose to show him in a better light than the books did (though, I haven't read the books, so I'm just going by the fandom here, and the fandom has a very strong bias against Book!Bill for a very specific reason that I am so, so glad that the show chose to throw away). Anyway, what I'm saying is, even though everyone and their mother (mine included) is an ASkars/Eric fangirl, I just... I love Bill. I love him, and I don't think that the fandom gives him enough credit. Seriously, how can so many people hate this tragic dude?

2. MOST EPIC FANVID OF ANYTHING EVER:



"Epic" in every sense of the word. Good god, I don't think I'd ever have the patience to make a 9 minute fanvid. And dang, dudes, this one was fantastic all the way through. I CANNOT STOP WATCHING IT. Oh, boys. Oh, Merlin. IS IT SEPTEMBER 11TH YET?

3. DAMOOOOOOOOOOON!



*drools*

OT3eeeeeeeeeee!

Ian Somerhalder Vampire Diaries Season 2 Promo Pics

*drools*

4. My email notifications for Yahoo haven't been working for a week, AND IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am now obsessively checking my email every five minutes. You never notice how useful something is until it stops working. *hmph*

5. The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 15 - Favorite Señor Chang moment



CHANG YUN-FAT, BIYATCHES. I love love love Chang (in small doses), and this was by far my favorite moment. He brought the badass, the hilarity, and the insanity. AND HE WAS PARODYING CHOW YUN-FAT. That alone endears him to me forever and ever.

Day 16 - Favorite other/guest character moment



I don't know, I don't know why this is my favorite, but it makes me smile so hard. I think I am just a complete sucker for goofy yet completely sweet serenades. And Vaughn totally won me over in this ep. I kind of hate his "Britta is a B" song, if I'm honest, and it turned me off of the character, but then this happened, and just... it was beautiful, and it made me fall in love with Vaughn, and I so totally didn't mind that Annie/Vaughn opposed my OTP, because, well, THEY ARE SO DAMN CUTE, LOOK AT THEM.

Day 17 - Favorite ship

If you don't know the answer to this, YOU HAVEN'T BEEN READING MY JOURNAL.



Yeah, I linked to my own fanvid. I HAVE NO SHAME.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (true blood - bill sookie)
1. I should never read the comments to True Blood secrets, because they are all obscenely full of Bill and Bill/Sookie hate. WHAT THE HELL? Look guys, I know that I am lame. I don't need to be reminded of this during every single True Blood conversation ever. But you know what? I just don't find Eric as awesome when he's with Sookie. I just don't. Also? ASkars is not all that appealing to me. I DON'T FIND HIM TO BE THAT PRETTY, I'M SORRY. I love Eric and all, but I do not think that the True Blood sun rises and sets with him, you know? And Eric/Sookie? The show just fails at selling me on this pairing. I don't feel it from Sookie's side, I don't find their chemistry to be as hot as the show thinks it is, and... well... I'm used to Bill and Sookie's lameness! Don't let Eric get dragged down into the very depths of their epic cheesery! Just don't do it! Bill is meant to be lame and ridiculous and flustered, while Eric is supposed to remain aloof and badass and snarky. I don't care that the books go with Eric/Sookie. If the show fails to develop them, they should not just be haphazardly thrown together simply because the ship happens in the book. I like that Bill/Sookie is the annoying OTP that just won't end. Without it, I don't even know what this show would be. I like their epic moments of cheese and angst. I like their numerous failed attempts at domesticity. I like that Alan Ball has a boner for Bill Compton, because you know what? So do I. I enjoy watching Bill's struggle to constantly do the right thing and seeing it all blow up in his face. I love that Bill gets sweet moments and evil moments and creepy moments and hilarious moments. I love that the show chose to show him in a better light than the books did (though, I haven't read the books, so I'm just going by the fandom here, and the fandom has a very strong bias against Book!Bill for a very specific reason that I am so, so glad that the show chose to throw away). Anyway, what I'm saying is, even though everyone and their mother (mine included) is an ASkars/Eric fangirl, I just... I love Bill. I love him, and I don't think that the fandom gives him enough credit. Seriously, how can so many people hate this tragic dude?

2. MOST EPIC FANVID OF ANYTHING EVER:



"Epic" in every sense of the word. Good god, I don't think I'd ever have the patience to make a 9 minute fanvid. And dang, dudes, this one was fantastic all the way through. I CANNOT STOP WATCHING IT. Oh, boys. Oh, Merlin. IS IT SEPTEMBER 11TH YET?

3. DAMOOOOOOOOOOON!



*drools*

OT3eeeeeeeeeee!

Ian Somerhalder Vampire Diaries Season 2 Promo Pics

*drools*

4. My email notifications for Yahoo haven't been working for a week, AND IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am now obsessively checking my email every five minutes. You never notice how useful something is until it stops working. *hmph*

5. The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 15 - Favorite Señor Chang moment



CHANG YUN-FAT, BIYATCHES. I love love love Chang (in small doses), and this was by far my favorite moment. He brought the badass, the hilarity, and the insanity. AND HE WAS PARODYING CHOW YUN-FAT. That alone endears him to me forever and ever.

Day 16 - Favorite other/guest character moment



I don't know, I don't know why this is my favorite, but it makes me smile so hard. I think I am just a complete sucker for goofy yet completely sweet serenades. And Vaughn totally won me over in this ep. I kind of hate his "Britta is a B" song, if I'm honest, and it turned me off of the character, but then this happened, and just... it was beautiful, and it made me fall in love with Vaughn, and I so totally didn't mind that Annie/Vaughn opposed my OTP, because, well, THEY ARE SO DAMN CUTE, LOOK AT THEM.

Day 17 - Favorite ship

If you don't know the answer to this, YOU HAVEN'T BEEN READING MY JOURNAL.



Yeah, I linked to my own fanvid. I HAVE NO SHAME.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff kiss)
[livejournal.com profile] eleventhimpala requested it, and... I simply couldn't resist (Beauty and the Beast! Community! Two of my favorite things!). So, here's my ridiculously ridiculous vid:



Download link, just in case anyone wants it

Sadly, it developed a glitch here and there after compression, but oh well. I am done. Done done done. Can't bear to look at it any longer (though, you know, I'll probably watch it like 50 times before I go to bed and scrutinize the heck out of it while also being delighted by it, because that's just what I do after making a vid).
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff kiss)
[livejournal.com profile] eleventhimpala requested it, and... I simply couldn't resist (Beauty and the Beast! Community! Two of my favorite things!). So, here's my ridiculously ridiculous vid:



Download link, just in case anyone wants it

Sadly, it developed a glitch here and there after compression, but oh well. I am done. Done done done. Can't bear to look at it any longer (though, you know, I'll probably watch it like 50 times before I go to bed and scrutinize the heck out of it while also being delighted by it, because that's just what I do after making a vid).

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