firthgal: (andy - smile)
Title: Gabe's Gift
Fandom: The Office
Pairing: Gabe/Ensemble
Rating: PG
Words: 632
Summary: If anyone ever bothered to ask Gabe about anything, they'd realize how awesome he is.
Author's Note: For [livejournal.com profile] glenvorian who requested "any fic featuring Gabe." Hope it brings you a smile! ♥

There’s not a lot that the office knows about Gabe. Is that his choice? Sure. Maybe. Not really. )
firthgal: (daniel betty - new beginning)
Title: For the First Time
Fandom: Ugly Betty
Pairing: Daniel/Betty
Rating: PG13
Words: 1,143
Summary: A few firsts for Daniel and Betty.
Author's Note: Written for the Betty in June challenge over on [livejournal.com profile] daniel_betty. I haven't written anything for these two in ages, and this was kind of thrown together rather hastily since I scrapped two other fics that I had started last week, so, I apologize for being a little rusty. But it's kind of fun creating a whole new chapter in Daniel and Betty's life that can't be pooped on by canon.

The first time that Betty realized that she liked Daniel (like, like liked) happened after they had been eating dinner together almost every night. )
firthgal: (betty armando - car)
DAY OFF TOMORROW, WOOHOO! Uuuuugh, I am so tired. This was a busy (and mostly bad) week. I am so happy that it's finally over. Of course, this next work week has a lot of late nights, so... not happy about that. UGH. Work work work and more work )

So, now I'm going to do some memes, all stolen from [livejournal.com profile] dollsome, because she always finds the fun ones.

#1
MAKEOUT MEME: Pick a pairing from any fandom/rpf, and come up with a location and/or situation, and I will write you commentfic about the kiss that happened in that context.

#2
Ask me about a pairing I have written (or haven't and you think I should write) and I will give you five facts about them or a ficlet or a song that is CLEARLY THEIR SONG or what they order from the Chinese place down the street, etc, etc.

#3
Shipping Meme

Now, this one I've done a billion times, but as you all should know by now, my fleet of ships is constantly growing.

Six ships you are into right now:
1. Jeff/Annie (Community)
2. Will/Rachel (Glee)
3. Dan/Blair (Gossip Girl)
4. Betty/Armando (Betty la Fea. Yeah, I've been watching this again. I CAN'T HELP IT! At least this time it has some decent subs)
5. Spencer/Sam (iCarly)
6. Bill/Sookie (True Blood)

Three ships you liked but don't like fangirl anymore:
7. Uther/Morgana (Merlin)
8. Lassiter/Juliet (Psych)
9. Jack/Liz (30 Rock)

Four ships you never liked:
10. Shawn/Juliet (Psych) DON'T GET ME STARTED!
11. Will/Emma (Glee)
12. House/Cuddy (House)
13. Jeff/Britta (Community)

Two ships you're curious about but don't actually ship:
14. Sookie/Eric (True Blood)
15. Liz/Wesley (30 Rock)

Read more... )

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: (comm - annie jeff kiss)
IT'S JEFF/ANNIE WEEK ON [livejournal.com profile] community_tv! I'll be honest, I feared that they'd skip over Jeff/Annie since they already dominate the fandom so much, but they didn't! And now the fanworks meme is going on! And there will be polls! And discussion! ON THE GENERAL COMM! For some reason that makes it extra special to me, I don't even know why. I guess because it might entice non-Jeff/Annie shippers to join in on the fun? I don't know. But here's my contribution:

Title: The Felicity
Pairings: Ensemble, Jeff/Annie
Prompt: Annie gets a bad haircut, Jeff tries to convince her it's not so bad (bonus if you include the rest of the group's reaction to Annie's hair)
Link: Clickety click!

Side note: I have way too much fun writing ensemble scenes for this show (even though I think my jokes are totally lame and that I need more practice with the characterizations (especially Abed and Pierce), but whatever, it's fun!). JEFF/ANNIE WEEK, HELL YEAH!



The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?

I am going to have to go oldschool with this one and say:



Tony/Angela from Who's the Boss. Yeah, the later seasons completely screwed them up, but you know what? Their UST was insanely hot through seasons 1-4, and if I had been writing the show, they would have been a couple by season 5, AND THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY, DAMN IT, but alas, they got stuck in this weird relationship limbo that sucked the life out of them, and as if that wasn't bad enough, the producers decided to break them up after they finally got together because "no one would watch it in syndication if they got married." BULL CRAP. THIS IS THE SAME BULL CRAP THAT KEPT JACK FROM ENDING UP WITH JANET IN THREE'S COMPANY! Sorry, apparently I took my childhood ships way too seriously (which... is not surprising, because hey, look at me today!). But anyway, Tony often walked around shirtless and Angela would get breathless, and Angela was just a sexy, powerful businesswoman that had Tony in a permanent state of pining, and they were living in the same house together and raising their kids together and being sexy and piney together, and just, they were one of the greatest TV couples of all time.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff kiss)
IT'S JEFF/ANNIE WEEK ON [livejournal.com profile] community_tv! I'll be honest, I feared that they'd skip over Jeff/Annie since they already dominate the fandom so much, but they didn't! And now the fanworks meme is going on! And there will be polls! And discussion! ON THE GENERAL COMM! For some reason that makes it extra special to me, I don't even know why. I guess because it might entice non-Jeff/Annie shippers to join in on the fun? I don't know. But here's my contribution:

Title: The Felicity
Pairings: Ensemble, Jeff/Annie
Prompt: Annie gets a bad haircut, Jeff tries to convince her it's not so bad (bonus if you include the rest of the group's reaction to Annie's hair)
Link: Clickety click!

Side note: I have way too much fun writing ensemble scenes for this show (even though I think my jokes are totally lame and that I need more practice with the characterizations (especially Abed and Pierce), but whatever, it's fun!). JEFF/ANNIE WEEK, HELL YEAH!



The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?

I am going to have to go oldschool with this one and say:



Tony/Angela from Who's the Boss. Yeah, the later seasons completely screwed them up, but you know what? Their UST was insanely hot through seasons 1-4, and if I had been writing the show, they would have been a couple by season 5, AND THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY, DAMN IT, but alas, they got stuck in this weird relationship limbo that sucked the life out of them, and as if that wasn't bad enough, the producers decided to break them up after they finally got together because "no one would watch it in syndication if they got married." BULL CRAP. THIS IS THE SAME BULL CRAP THAT KEPT JACK FROM ENDING UP WITH JANET IN THREE'S COMPANY! Sorry, apparently I took my childhood ships way too seriously (which... is not surprising, because hey, look at me today!). But anyway, Tony often walked around shirtless and Angela would get breathless, and Angela was just a sexy, powerful businesswoman that had Tony in a permanent state of pining, and they were living in the same house together and raising their kids together and being sexy and piney together, and just, they were one of the greatest TV couples of all time.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff)
Title: The Attack of the Blond Adonis
Fandom: Community
Pairings: Jeff/Annie, Jeff/Britta, ensemble/shenanigans
Rating: PG-13
Words: 3171
Summary: The gang heads to a ski resort for winter break. Jeff does not approve of the ski instructor. Not one bit.
Author's Note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] schmoop_bingo, the prompt was injury - minor. I'm hoping to make this part of a series of standalone bingo fics full of schmoop, but I promise nothing. Because I kind of fail at WIPs (hence its standaloneyness). Anyway, on with the fic!

Ha! I always knew that he used too much hair product to call himself a man. )
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff)
Title: The Attack of the Blond Adonis
Fandom: Community
Pairings: Jeff/Annie, Jeff/Britta, ensemble/shenanigans
Rating: PG-13
Words: 3171
Summary: The gang heads to a ski resort for winter break. Jeff does not approve of the ski instructor. Not one bit.
Author's Note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] schmoop_bingo, the prompt was injury - minor. I'm hoping to make this part of a series of standalone bingo fics full of schmoop, but I promise nothing. Because I kind of fail at WIPs (hence its standaloneyness). Anyway, on with the fic!

Ha! I always knew that he used too much hair product to call himself a man. )
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff hug kiss)
Because apparently I am too chicken to write an actual fic, but I wanted to finally participate in ficcy Friday, and I was in a writin' mood, so, here you go:

Title: 3:00am Cravings
Pairing: Jeff/Annie
Prompt: Pregnant Annie (3 am cravings, expanding waist, baby clothes shopping,jeff doing her bidding and hijinks from the rest of the group, etc)

Are you in labor? Oh my god, you’re in labor aren’t you. I’m not ready. We’re not ready. You can’t be in labor! )

Title: Harry Potter, as told by Annie Edison
Pairing: Jeff/Annie
Prompt: Annie introduces Jeff to Harry Potter, which he has never read

Really, Annie? I think it’s fine if you just say Voldemort. )
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff hug kiss)
Because apparently I am too chicken to write an actual fic, but I wanted to finally participate in ficcy Friday, and I was in a writin' mood, so, here you go:

Title: 3:00am Cravings
Pairing: Jeff/Annie
Prompt: Pregnant Annie (3 am cravings, expanding waist, baby clothes shopping,jeff doing her bidding and hijinks from the rest of the group, etc)

Are you in labor? Oh my god, you’re in labor aren’t you. I’m not ready. We’re not ready. You can’t be in labor! )

Title: Harry Potter, as told by Annie Edison
Pairing: Jeff/Annie
Prompt: Annie introduces Jeff to Harry Potter, which he has never read

Really, Annie? I think it’s fine if you just say Voldemort. )

MEME!

Jan. 27th, 2010 04:56 pm
firthgal: (christoph - landa pipe)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] dollsome:

Give me a character from any fandom I know at least fairly well, and I will tell you:

A) My OTP
B) The runner up
C) The anti-ship
D) My unpopular fannish opinion on said character
E) One person he/she never fell in love with, and why


OH GOD! I just read that Ugly Betty has been canceled. Somebody please hold me! *cries* Not that I wasn't expecting it, but the show finally made me care again and now IT'S LEAVING ME. BASTARDS. Damn, TV execs are totally clearing my schedule this year, aren't they? Jerks.

Let's cheer myself up with a way more dramatic than the actual movie was fanvid:



*dreamy sigh* I didn't even like the wife in this film, in all honesty I was hoping he'd move on and go through with the divorce, but this fanvid made their love look so epic. Psh.

MEME!

Jan. 27th, 2010 04:56 pm
firthgal: (christoph - landa pipe)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] dollsome:

Give me a character from any fandom I know at least fairly well, and I will tell you:

A) My OTP
B) The runner up
C) The anti-ship
D) My unpopular fannish opinion on said character
E) One person he/she never fell in love with, and why


OH GOD! I just read that Ugly Betty has been canceled. Somebody please hold me! *cries* Not that I wasn't expecting it, but the show finally made me care again and now IT'S LEAVING ME. BASTARDS. Damn, TV execs are totally clearing my schedule this year, aren't they? Jerks.

Let's cheer myself up with a way more dramatic than the actual movie was fanvid:



*dreamy sigh* I didn't even like the wife in this film, in all honesty I was hoping he'd move on and go through with the divorce, but this fanvid made their love look so epic. Psh.
firthgal: (uther - ghetto fabulous)
Title: Nothing Stays the Same
Fandom: Ugly Betty
Pairing: Daniel/Betty
Rating: R
Words: 958
Summary: "This changes everything."
Author's Note: Written for Porn Battle IX (Dressed to the Nines). Prompt was: changes

Changes )


Title: Just a Silly Thing
Fandom: Ugly Betty
Pairing: Daniel/Betty
Rating: R
Words: 1114
Summary: It had just been an impulse. A silly thing that Betty hadn’t even given thought to, she’d just done it.
Author's Note: Written for Porn Battle IX (Dressed to the Nines). Prompt was: impulse, photograph

Just a Silly Thing )
firthgal: (uther - ghetto fabulous)
Title: Nothing Stays the Same
Fandom: Ugly Betty
Pairing: Daniel/Betty
Rating: R
Words: 958
Summary: "This changes everything."
Author's Note: Written for Porn Battle IX (Dressed to the Nines). Prompt was: changes

Changes )


Title: Just a Silly Thing
Fandom: Ugly Betty
Pairing: Daniel/Betty
Rating: R
Words: 1114
Summary: It had just been an impulse. A silly thing that Betty hadn’t even given thought to, she’d just done it.
Author's Note: Written for Porn Battle IX (Dressed to the Nines). Prompt was: impulse, photograph

Just a Silly Thing )
firthgal: (christoph - landa bingo)
I know that I am probably wearing you all out on Christoph, but seriously, that dude? He's awesome. I watched that movie Ordinary Decent Criminals, the one where Kevin Spacey has an utterly atrocious Irish accent and he robs people and he shows his balls. Anyway, Christoph has a tiny role in that one, and dudes, DUDES, he is so freaking adorable as a nervously babbling Dutch guy posing as an art dealer. The fact that I can get all googly-eyed over him in this ridiculous film says something. But he's so cute when he's vulnerable!

Now, let's off-set all that good guy Christoph with creepy, doll-obsessed psycho Christoph:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27ws18svBGw&NR=1

Bwahahahahahaha, OMG, I need to see that whole episode.

OMG, CHRISTOPH WALTZ IN MY EXACT KIND OF ROM-COM! Damn it, why is none of this stuff on DVDs with ENGLISH SUBTITLES? *sigh* Not that I could afford to import DVDs at the moment anyway. GOD, SOMEBODY PLEASE TEAR ME AWAY FROM YOUTUBE.

In other news, for the past three nights I've been having dreams about Daniel/Betty. Yeah. Daniel/Betty. Having sex. Of all the things to dream about, that's what my brain thinks up? Not that I am complaining, because I'm pretty sure it was just a sign that I needed to write Daniel/Betty porn for the porn battle. Which I totally did. Though it is not nearly as porny as my dreams were. In fact, I would classify it as PG-13, but that's probably as porny as I will ever dare to go with Daniel/Betty. Goodness gracious, it's been so LONG since I've written anything for them, and it felt so very good to get that out of my system, though it could easily lead to a much bigger fic if my heart so desires. Anyway, there you go. Porny Daniel/Betty.

There has been SO MUCH fanfic that's popped up yesterday and today that I really want to read and have bookmarked, but... but... I can't stop watching Christoph Waltz. Clearly he is taking over my life. I did manage to get out and enjoy the weather today though. I am determined to get back into my exercise routine (pfft, we'll see how long that lasts). But there are also 70 billion other things that I'm supposed to be doing that do not include Christoph Waltz, so I am kind of being stupid. But it's Christoph Waltz, so, you know, I don't feel too bad.

Random question: How come no one has ever applied Bad Romance by Lady Gaga to Uther/Morgana? Every time I hear it (which is pretty much every time I go anywhere with my mom), I immediately think of them. I kind of want to do a fanvid, but it's got so much of that "ra ra" craziness that I would probably be pulling my hair out trying to think of cool ways to make various clips fit to that. But, just as a song itself, it shouts UTHER/MORGANA to me. Then again, pretty much any song does that (even the happy ones, because yes, I am that in love with them).

OMG, HE COULD TOTALLY BE THE NEXT JAMES BOND.



*melts*
firthgal: (christoph - landa bingo)
I know that I am probably wearing you all out on Christoph, but seriously, that dude? He's awesome. I watched that movie Ordinary Decent Criminals, the one where Kevin Spacey has an utterly atrocious Irish accent and he robs people and he shows his balls. Anyway, Christoph has a tiny role in that one, and dudes, DUDES, he is so freaking adorable as a nervously babbling Dutch guy posing as an art dealer. The fact that I can get all googly-eyed over him in this ridiculous film says something. But he's so cute when he's vulnerable!

Now, let's off-set all that good guy Christoph with creepy, doll-obsessed psycho Christoph:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27ws18svBGw&NR=1

Bwahahahahahaha, OMG, I need to see that whole episode.

OMG, CHRISTOPH WALTZ IN MY EXACT KIND OF ROM-COM! Damn it, why is none of this stuff on DVDs with ENGLISH SUBTITLES? *sigh* Not that I could afford to import DVDs at the moment anyway. GOD, SOMEBODY PLEASE TEAR ME AWAY FROM YOUTUBE.

In other news, for the past three nights I've been having dreams about Daniel/Betty. Yeah. Daniel/Betty. Having sex. Of all the things to dream about, that's what my brain thinks up? Not that I am complaining, because I'm pretty sure it was just a sign that I needed to write Daniel/Betty porn for the porn battle. Which I totally did. Though it is not nearly as porny as my dreams were. In fact, I would classify it as PG-13, but that's probably as porny as I will ever dare to go with Daniel/Betty. Goodness gracious, it's been so LONG since I've written anything for them, and it felt so very good to get that out of my system, though it could easily lead to a much bigger fic if my heart so desires. Anyway, there you go. Porny Daniel/Betty.

There has been SO MUCH fanfic that's popped up yesterday and today that I really want to read and have bookmarked, but... but... I can't stop watching Christoph Waltz. Clearly he is taking over my life. I did manage to get out and enjoy the weather today though. I am determined to get back into my exercise routine (pfft, we'll see how long that lasts). But there are also 70 billion other things that I'm supposed to be doing that do not include Christoph Waltz, so I am kind of being stupid. But it's Christoph Waltz, so, you know, I don't feel too bad.

Random question: How come no one has ever applied Bad Romance by Lady Gaga to Uther/Morgana? Every time I hear it (which is pretty much every time I go anywhere with my mom), I immediately think of them. I kind of want to do a fanvid, but it's got so much of that "ra ra" craziness that I would probably be pulling my hair out trying to think of cool ways to make various clips fit to that. But, just as a song itself, it shouts UTHER/MORGANA to me. Then again, pretty much any song does that (even the happy ones, because yes, I am that in love with them).

OMG, HE COULD TOTALLY BE THE NEXT JAMES BOND.



*melts*
firthgal: (Default)
First, let me just say that I am going to miss seeing Conan on my TV every night. If he doesn't get another show soon, I will probably cry. But I love him so much for being such a class act. He could have fought NBC, he could have held a grudge against Leno, he could have folded and taken the 12:05 slot, but he walked away for the sake of the franchise that he grew up loving, the show that was his freaking dream to host for pretty much his entire life, and he made us laugh while doing so. This is the Conan that I will always, always love and support. I don't know where he's going from here, but I'll follow him wherever he goes. He'll always be my favorite host of anything. ALWAYS. I never did take to Craig Ferguson, I find Jimmy Fallon dreadfully boring, can only tolerate Leno so much, and can't freaking stand Letterman unless he has a guest that I really, really love. I do enjoy watching old clips of Jack Benny and Johnny Carson, but they were both before my time (well, Carson was hosting while I was a kid, but I was too young to stay up late enough to watch him). So, Conan will always own my heart. I love the man. And I hope that NBC still has to pay him every penny of what his contract said they would.

ETA: CONAN'S BEEN PIMPED. Ahahahahaha, HO. At least he's the pretty ho.

Second, I finally caught up on Dollhouse. I just marathoned the last 7 episodes this weekend and HOLY CRAP! What an onslaught of breathtaking awesomeness, good lord. I don't understand why the first three eps this year were so awful, to the point of me wanting to give up on this show altogether (and pretty much did until I saw my f-list explode with Boyd icons on Friday night). Episode 4 restored my faith, but apparently not enough for me to keep track of when Fox was actually airing the show (seriously, I was so, so confused, so I decided to just give it up since it was being canceled anyway). Pretty much everyone has already expressed much better than I can how wonderfully mind-boggling this show is, so I'll just do a quick assessment:

spoilers )

I know my f-list has been going crazy over DeWitt/Dominic (seriously, I think I have 10 Dollhouse friends and at least 8 of them are all about the D/D), but for some reason this ship just never managed to capture that OTP part of me. This saddens me, because I so wish I could be a part of all the squee. My Boyd/Echo shipping heart feels so utterly alone. But I don't even get that excited over them, if I'm honest, since I ship them in a platonic sort of way. All of my excitement lies with Boyd. I am a Boyd fan through and through. Anyway, I am glad that you all can't stop talking about Dollhouse, because it forced me to pick up the show again and not miss out on its epicness. I really don't get the people who diss this show, because, good god, it is AMAZING. It just has this terminal problem of being way too slow in the beginning and then hitting us with nothing but epic awesome after most people have determined that the show is slow and pointless.



I spent most of my sick time catching up with Colin Firth movies that I skipped these past few years, and... now I know why I skipped them. But hey, it was good catching up with his career:

Easy Virtue - I actually enjoyed this one, though it was kind of slow. But I love that it all turned out exactly how I wanted it to. And Colin was totally sexy, which is all that really matters, yes? And Ben Barnes has a pretty singing voice. And the film made me laugh quite a bit.

Accidental Husband - Worst rom-com ever made? It's very possible. Uma Thurman and Jeffery Dean Morgan make Paul/Echo look like they have smoldering hot chemistry. Seriously, they were that terrible together. Colin Firth, however, was adorable and amazing as always, and he had so much more chemistry with Uma that it simply did not make sense that she was in love with the other dude. The film was kind of excruciating to sit through, honestly, and I got fed up and started fast-forwarding to the Colin bits. Will never ever watch this film again. It was so horribly cast that I just can't fathom the casting director ever getting anymore work.

Genova - Most pointless movie ever? It's very possible. I am not big on indie films, nor am I big on realism, so this movie was almost as excruciating for me as Accidental Husband was. The difference though is that this film was extremely well-acted, the little girl especially was very good. But this is just not my genre, and I kind of hate it when my favorite actors do these kinds of films, even though it totally shows off their acting chops. But I watch films to escape reality, not to be reminded of how sucky the world is. The only film that I've really enjoyed like that is Keane, and I'm convinced I only dug that film because I watched it at the height of my Damian Lewis obsession, so I didn't mind staring at his head for an hour and a half. Plus, he and tiny Abigail Breslin were simply amazing together. But anyway, back to Genova. Not even Colin's cuteness could save this one for me, because it was just too depressing, and I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever did.



I also watched numerous other movies in my sick time, and they were pretty darn good (I believe I already mentioned my love of Up in the Air, so, here are some others):

The Lovely Bones - OMG, SUCH A GORGEOUS FILM. I didn't think I would dig this one, simply because these child kidnapping stories disturb me more than fictional things normally do, but I sucked it up and watched it because the previews kept making me want to, and, goodness, this film is so beautiful and heartbreaking and suspenseful and it almost has a whimsical quality to it. It also helps that it was a little bit of a psychological thriller. Everyone was amazing in this film, especially the girl that played Susie. It seems like it would be a tough role for someone that young to grasp, but she was excellent. And, that scene, the scene where she gets abducted, the whole time you know what's going to happen, and yet I was still squirming and yelling at my computer screen the whole time. But they didn't show anything in detail, so the film didn't disturb me at all like I had feared it would. And I so loved how they handled the afterlife aspects of the film. It reminded me a little bit of What Dreams May Come, only, surprisingly, it's not as heavy as that film. Through all the hurt and fear going on in this film, there's also a lot of hope and love and peace that comes with the moving on. Gorgeous film.

Precious - Another superb film. It disturbed me on many levels, but it also had a sort of whimsical note to it through all the atrocities that Precious experienced. Here's a girl whose parents rape her and beat her and tell her she's worthless, but she still has the ability to dream, and to love, and to not give up. It's actually kind of surprising how much this film made me laugh, but it had so many good lines, and it's one of those films that can make you laugh one minute and then in the very same scene make you break down crying. I was just blown away by this film, and if it doesn't win anything at the Oscars, I'll probably be a little angry. And, dudes, I didn't even recognize Mariah Carey in this film. I knew in the back of my mind that she was in this film, but I didn't see her, so I was like, "What? Mariah's not in this film." But she was. And she was really good. And Mo'Nique was the mother, but I didn't put it together in my head that she was Mo'Nique until the film was over and I was like, "OMG, WHAT?" She was just... wow. So different from her typical roles. She was brutal in this, totally became the character. I don't know if this film just had a really great director or what, but the performances were so, so good. I've seen Mariah and Mo'Nique in other films, and they were nowhere near this good at acting before, so I suspect this film had a darn good director. But anyway, that feeling of hope that ran through this movie kept it from being a total downer. And Precious, despite her circumstances, was still very much a 16 year old girl. She was such a beautiful character. Out of all the films I watched last week, this is probably the one that has stuck with me the most.

Sherlock Holmes - Now this, my friends, is my kind of movie. It was hilarious and awesome all around. I did not expect that much kung fu. I love that pretty much every action film these days has to have some kind of martial arts in it, and they're all going Jackie Chan style with the picking up of random props and using them to fight with. I LOVED the slow-mo think-it-out and then the live action where you see how ridiculously fast the moves are. I never knew that Sherlock Holmes was this badass. And Watson! And Holmes/Watson! They were beyond adorable together, and I loved Holmes' jealousy of Mary, and I kept thinking through the whole thing, "Ah, now I see why House/Wilson is always being compared to Holmes/Watson." They basically were House and Wilson, only more cheery and way more lovable. I also loved that Mary understood Watson and Holmes' relationship, and she knew that Holmes loved Watson just as much as she did. And the tension between Holmes and Mary was amazing. Basically, I OT3 the heck out of Holmes/Watson/Mary. Irene I didn't care for so much. I feel like she could have been way more kickass than she actually was. It seemed like she was just an afterthought to remind us that Sherlock Holmes isn't actually gay despite the fact that he wanted to marry Watson himself. And in the end she was just a plot device to introduce something more important. So, she was pretty much the only weak point of the film, I felt. But she wasn't bad or anything, just kind of pointless. And I am sad that Mary couldn't be in on the adventures, too. Mary was awesome! I think I love Mary more than I was supposed to. It is becoming a fatal flaw of mine to always fall for ridiculously minor characters.



The 30 Day Meme
The Days meme - Days 18-24 )



Just in case anyone is interested, I wrote an Uther/Morgana drabble for the kink meme a couple weekends ago:

No Room for Regrets

I probably won't post it anywhere else, but thought I'd at least un-anon to my f-list. For some reason I was in a kinky sex-and-murder mood that day. *shrugs*
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First, let me just say that I am going to miss seeing Conan on my TV every night. If he doesn't get another show soon, I will probably cry. But I love him so much for being such a class act. He could have fought NBC, he could have held a grudge against Leno, he could have folded and taken the 12:05 slot, but he walked away for the sake of the franchise that he grew up loving, the show that was his freaking dream to host for pretty much his entire life, and he made us laugh while doing so. This is the Conan that I will always, always love and support. I don't know where he's going from here, but I'll follow him wherever he goes. He'll always be my favorite host of anything. ALWAYS. I never did take to Craig Ferguson, I find Jimmy Fallon dreadfully boring, can only tolerate Leno so much, and can't freaking stand Letterman unless he has a guest that I really, really love. I do enjoy watching old clips of Jack Benny and Johnny Carson, but they were both before my time (well, Carson was hosting while I was a kid, but I was too young to stay up late enough to watch him). So, Conan will always own my heart. I love the man. And I hope that NBC still has to pay him every penny of what his contract said they would.

ETA: CONAN'S BEEN PIMPED. Ahahahahaha, HO. At least he's the pretty ho.

Second, I finally caught up on Dollhouse. I just marathoned the last 7 episodes this weekend and HOLY CRAP! What an onslaught of breathtaking awesomeness, good lord. I don't understand why the first three eps this year were so awful, to the point of me wanting to give up on this show altogether (and pretty much did until I saw my f-list explode with Boyd icons on Friday night). Episode 4 restored my faith, but apparently not enough for me to keep track of when Fox was actually airing the show (seriously, I was so, so confused, so I decided to just give it up since it was being canceled anyway). Pretty much everyone has already expressed much better than I can how wonderfully mind-boggling this show is, so I'll just do a quick assessment:

spoilers )

I know my f-list has been going crazy over DeWitt/Dominic (seriously, I think I have 10 Dollhouse friends and at least 8 of them are all about the D/D), but for some reason this ship just never managed to capture that OTP part of me. This saddens me, because I so wish I could be a part of all the squee. My Boyd/Echo shipping heart feels so utterly alone. But I don't even get that excited over them, if I'm honest, since I ship them in a platonic sort of way. All of my excitement lies with Boyd. I am a Boyd fan through and through. Anyway, I am glad that you all can't stop talking about Dollhouse, because it forced me to pick up the show again and not miss out on its epicness. I really don't get the people who diss this show, because, good god, it is AMAZING. It just has this terminal problem of being way too slow in the beginning and then hitting us with nothing but epic awesome after most people have determined that the show is slow and pointless.



I spent most of my sick time catching up with Colin Firth movies that I skipped these past few years, and... now I know why I skipped them. But hey, it was good catching up with his career:

Easy Virtue - I actually enjoyed this one, though it was kind of slow. But I love that it all turned out exactly how I wanted it to. And Colin was totally sexy, which is all that really matters, yes? And Ben Barnes has a pretty singing voice. And the film made me laugh quite a bit.

Accidental Husband - Worst rom-com ever made? It's very possible. Uma Thurman and Jeffery Dean Morgan make Paul/Echo look like they have smoldering hot chemistry. Seriously, they were that terrible together. Colin Firth, however, was adorable and amazing as always, and he had so much more chemistry with Uma that it simply did not make sense that she was in love with the other dude. The film was kind of excruciating to sit through, honestly, and I got fed up and started fast-forwarding to the Colin bits. Will never ever watch this film again. It was so horribly cast that I just can't fathom the casting director ever getting anymore work.

Genova - Most pointless movie ever? It's very possible. I am not big on indie films, nor am I big on realism, so this movie was almost as excruciating for me as Accidental Husband was. The difference though is that this film was extremely well-acted, the little girl especially was very good. But this is just not my genre, and I kind of hate it when my favorite actors do these kinds of films, even though it totally shows off their acting chops. But I watch films to escape reality, not to be reminded of how sucky the world is. The only film that I've really enjoyed like that is Keane, and I'm convinced I only dug that film because I watched it at the height of my Damian Lewis obsession, so I didn't mind staring at his head for an hour and a half. Plus, he and tiny Abigail Breslin were simply amazing together. But anyway, back to Genova. Not even Colin's cuteness could save this one for me, because it was just too depressing, and I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever did.



I also watched numerous other movies in my sick time, and they were pretty darn good (I believe I already mentioned my love of Up in the Air, so, here are some others):

The Lovely Bones - OMG, SUCH A GORGEOUS FILM. I didn't think I would dig this one, simply because these child kidnapping stories disturb me more than fictional things normally do, but I sucked it up and watched it because the previews kept making me want to, and, goodness, this film is so beautiful and heartbreaking and suspenseful and it almost has a whimsical quality to it. It also helps that it was a little bit of a psychological thriller. Everyone was amazing in this film, especially the girl that played Susie. It seems like it would be a tough role for someone that young to grasp, but she was excellent. And, that scene, the scene where she gets abducted, the whole time you know what's going to happen, and yet I was still squirming and yelling at my computer screen the whole time. But they didn't show anything in detail, so the film didn't disturb me at all like I had feared it would. And I so loved how they handled the afterlife aspects of the film. It reminded me a little bit of What Dreams May Come, only, surprisingly, it's not as heavy as that film. Through all the hurt and fear going on in this film, there's also a lot of hope and love and peace that comes with the moving on. Gorgeous film.

Precious - Another superb film. It disturbed me on many levels, but it also had a sort of whimsical note to it through all the atrocities that Precious experienced. Here's a girl whose parents rape her and beat her and tell her she's worthless, but she still has the ability to dream, and to love, and to not give up. It's actually kind of surprising how much this film made me laugh, but it had so many good lines, and it's one of those films that can make you laugh one minute and then in the very same scene make you break down crying. I was just blown away by this film, and if it doesn't win anything at the Oscars, I'll probably be a little angry. And, dudes, I didn't even recognize Mariah Carey in this film. I knew in the back of my mind that she was in this film, but I didn't see her, so I was like, "What? Mariah's not in this film." But she was. And she was really good. And Mo'Nique was the mother, but I didn't put it together in my head that she was Mo'Nique until the film was over and I was like, "OMG, WHAT?" She was just... wow. So different from her typical roles. She was brutal in this, totally became the character. I don't know if this film just had a really great director or what, but the performances were so, so good. I've seen Mariah and Mo'Nique in other films, and they were nowhere near this good at acting before, so I suspect this film had a darn good director. But anyway, that feeling of hope that ran through this movie kept it from being a total downer. And Precious, despite her circumstances, was still very much a 16 year old girl. She was such a beautiful character. Out of all the films I watched last week, this is probably the one that has stuck with me the most.

Sherlock Holmes - Now this, my friends, is my kind of movie. It was hilarious and awesome all around. I did not expect that much kung fu. I love that pretty much every action film these days has to have some kind of martial arts in it, and they're all going Jackie Chan style with the picking up of random props and using them to fight with. I LOVED the slow-mo think-it-out and then the live action where you see how ridiculously fast the moves are. I never knew that Sherlock Holmes was this badass. And Watson! And Holmes/Watson! They were beyond adorable together, and I loved Holmes' jealousy of Mary, and I kept thinking through the whole thing, "Ah, now I see why House/Wilson is always being compared to Holmes/Watson." They basically were House and Wilson, only more cheery and way more lovable. I also loved that Mary understood Watson and Holmes' relationship, and she knew that Holmes loved Watson just as much as she did. And the tension between Holmes and Mary was amazing. Basically, I OT3 the heck out of Holmes/Watson/Mary. Irene I didn't care for so much. I feel like she could have been way more kickass than she actually was. It seemed like she was just an afterthought to remind us that Sherlock Holmes isn't actually gay despite the fact that he wanted to marry Watson himself. And in the end she was just a plot device to introduce something more important. So, she was pretty much the only weak point of the film, I felt. But she wasn't bad or anything, just kind of pointless. And I am sad that Mary couldn't be in on the adventures, too. Mary was awesome! I think I love Mary more than I was supposed to. It is becoming a fatal flaw of mine to always fall for ridiculously minor characters.



The Days meme - Days 18-24 )



Just in case anyone is interested, I wrote an Uther/Morgana drabble for the kink meme a couple weekends ago:

No Room for Regrets

I probably won't post it anywhere else, but thought I'd at least un-anon to my f-list. For some reason I was in a kinky sex-and-murder mood that day. *shrugs*
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From [livejournal.com profile] oltha_heri:

1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some tv show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them
3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
4. Post to your own journal.


She gave me: A Faux Talk Show In A World Where Vampires Are Out Of The Coffin

Title: Second Chance (ugh, I fail at titles)
Summary: An aging late night talk show host is having trouble coming to terms with the fact that his ratings are slipping and the network execs are aching to replace him with a vampire. On top of this, his ex wife is still ever present in his life and basking in his every failure. When Malcolm's new boss arrives, he's sure the young woman will be his death knell, in one way or another.

Character Bios )

I think I got way too carried away there.



The 30 Day Meme
Day 15 → A fanfic

Burying Yesterday by WickedFox

A Buffy/Giles post-series New Year's fic! I probably rec'd this ages ago, but, it's still one of my favorites, and totally appropriate since this is still New Year's weekend. Barely.

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