Ouch.

Jun. 3rd, 2011 03:24 am
firthgal: (comm - dean)
Tonight I:

1) Dropped the register gun on my foot at least 5 times. When will I ever learn to just put it back in its charger after I ring something up? WHEN WILL I LEARN?

2) Dropped a trash can on a customer. No, seriously, A TRASH CAN. That's why people should just leave the big items in their cart and let me get it with the gun. BUT THEN I'D JUST DROP THE GUN ON MY FOOT. This is what happens when you make me work past 10:00pm.

3) Came home, ate, and as I was about to go upstairs, I filled up my metal tumbler with ice water and set it down to clean something, and somehow, some way, the stupid thing FELL ON MY FOOT. Augh, my poor foot. It's now got a goose egg on it and I am baffled as to how I will get my shoe on tomorrow, and I have to work from three to midnight. MIDNIGHT. Auuuuuuugh.

Tonight was not my night. But do you know what was awesome? Surprise Kim Myung Min on Best Love!



♥ ♥ ♥
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 2)
COMMUNITY WAS AMAZING. SO, SO WONDERFUL.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! )

30 Rock - HILARIOUS. I loved how much Jack loved those jeans. I loved how in the end it was the shorteralls that affected him the most. ♥

The Office just melted my heart. OMG, MICHAEL AND ERIN, THEY ARE THE CUTEST. And now I see why I've always shipped them (pseudo-incest ships are the best). I'm sorry, but I still think that they were made for each other. But now that Gabe exists, I guess I am cool with Gabe being her manlover and Michael being her father figure. I so love that she just wanted to mashup her two favorite guys. GAYMIKE. And... poor Andy is off eating seahorses and puking his brains out. Let's hope that he's FINALLY realized that Erin is so very much over him. PLEASE. Because Erin/Gabe is so super adorable in that completely non-annoying way and I don't want it to end. Also, I love how the show completely nailed Glee fans. Kelly was basically my entire f-list during her talking head (well, she was me, too. I mean, does anyone watch Glee and not complain about it? I love the dang show but if you read my thoughts on it you'd think I wanted to become a Scranton Strangler copycat).

Okay, I am dead tired and feel like going to bed right now. BUT I DON'T WANT TO MISS CONAN. But I think I'll have to. I was fighting so hard last night to stay awake to see him. I don't think I'll make it tonight.

Also, I fear that I am catching a cold. My parents have been sick for weeks and I managed to avoid catching their germs, but put me to work at Walmart for two days and I instantly get sick. WHAT IS THIS INJUSTICE? I was so proud of my immune system for managing to battle not only my parents' cold, but also my niece's, nephew's, and brother's colds. I guess I can fight my family's germs but not the germs of strangers. *sigh*
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 2)
COMMUNITY WAS AMAZING. SO, SO WONDERFUL.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! )

30 Rock - HILARIOUS. I loved how much Jack loved those jeans. I loved how in the end it was the shorteralls that affected him the most. ♥

The Office just melted my heart. OMG, MICHAEL AND ERIN, THEY ARE THE CUTEST. And now I see why I've always shipped them (pseudo-incest ships are the best). I'm sorry, but I still think that they were made for each other. But now that Gabe exists, I guess I am cool with Gabe being her manlover and Michael being her father figure. I so love that she just wanted to mashup her two favorite guys. GAYMIKE. And... poor Andy is off eating seahorses and puking his brains out. Let's hope that he's FINALLY realized that Erin is so very much over him. PLEASE. Because Erin/Gabe is so super adorable in that completely non-annoying way and I don't want it to end. Also, I love how the show completely nailed Glee fans. Kelly was basically my entire f-list during her talking head (well, she was me, too. I mean, does anyone watch Glee and not complain about it? I love the dang show but if you read my thoughts on it you'd think I wanted to become a Scranton Strangler copycat).

Okay, I am dead tired and feel like going to bed right now. BUT I DON'T WANT TO MISS CONAN. But I think I'll have to. I was fighting so hard last night to stay awake to see him. I don't think I'll make it tonight.

Also, I fear that I am catching a cold. My parents have been sick for weeks and I managed to avoid catching their germs, but put me to work at Walmart for two days and I instantly get sick. WHAT IS THIS INJUSTICE? I was so proud of my immune system for managing to battle not only my parents' cold, but also my niece's, nephew's, and brother's colds. I guess I can fight my family's germs but not the germs of strangers. *sigh*

BACON!

Aug. 6th, 2010 10:12 pm
firthgal: (comm - annie badass)
1. I love my parents. Why, you ask? Well, because 1) they're awesome (but shhhh, don't tell them I said that!), 2) they're unintentionally hilarious (which they pride themselves on, I think), and 3) they take me along with them to fancy-ass restaurants and treat me to a little class when they really don't have to. HOW MANY PARENTS DO THAT? I don't know, but I ♥ them. I also ♥ my insanely expensive rack of lamb (which consisted of three little bones. Rack my foot, but ooooooooh was it good! As was my risotto, which was my first course. And the wine was good too. AND I HAD CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON FOR DESSERT! Well, it was part of my dessert anyway, and it's been my dream for a long, long time to try chocolate covered bacon, because it's my two favorite things all in one package, AND OMG, MY MIND HAS BEEN BLOWN. I loved it. Loved it! They also served it with part of a chocolate waffle and some vanilla ice cream, which... meh, I would have just preferred a whole plate of bacon. Heart attack waiting to happen, yes, but wouldn't it be a great way to go? Death by bacon, mmmmmm).

2. I am ridiculous. Why, you ask? Well, because 1) I am making a Jeff/Annie fanvid set to "Something There" from Beauty and the Beast for a person on [livejournal.com profile] milady_milord and I am having way too much fun making it (though I am depressed that I have no clue how to get a pretty Disney-like filter on there, or, you know, something that would make the video more vibrant in color to give it that Disney feel. But oh well, hopefully this person will be satisfied with a fairly simple yet kind of ironic use of clips sort of vid), and 2) I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] schmoop_bingo even though I haven't written a real fic in forever. Though, that was pretty much my reasoning for it. I need something to push me into writing again, because I really miss it, and I've been a little stressed lately with all my job searching (and rejection), and fic has always been my escape from that kind of stuff (no matter how awful the fic is). So, here's hoping I get some schmoop written! I suspect I'll write all the kid/baby fic prompts first, because I am lame like that (it amuses me to no end that most people were like, "Ick! Baby fic prompts, get those away from me!" whereas I'm all, "Hell to the yeah! BABIES!!!" Anyway, here's my bingo card:

That's a BINGO! )

3. I love my f-list. Just thought you should know.

4. BABIES! I LOVES 'EM!

5. This fanvid is quite superb:



Oh, Jeff/Annie shippers, NEVER STOP BEING AWESOME!

6. Meme!

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?

That would be Inspector William Monk and Hester Latterly from Anne Perry's Inspector Monk series. They are absolutely everything that attracts me to a ship. Bickering of the highest caliber, this subtle air of unrequitedness (mostly on Hester's side, but then much later in the series Monk starts pining for Hester big time), JEALOUSY, perplexed attraction, repressed emotions, begrudging respect, getting to the point where they seek out each other's opinion on every little detail of anything (which inevitably leads to hurt feelings because they are both terribly blunt characters who are also pretty sensitive), thinking about each other when they're with other people, LOVE TRIANGLE (which, I will not lie, I tend to picture Monk as whatever celebrity I'm currently into (though more often than not he's played by Colin Firth in my head), while Rathbone is either Hugh Grant or James Spader), age gap (though Monk actually thinks of Hester as an old maid even though she's more than ten years younger than him), kickass female heroine who is just as deeply flawed as the hero (and who is just as important to saving the day as Monk is), and basically, when you get down to it, even though she's a nurse and he's a detective, they're partners through and through. Monk is a better detective with Hester by his side, and Hester receives the excitement and job fulfillment that she's always looked for in the past whenever she helps Monk. And, really, sometimes it feels like Hester is actually the one doing all the dirty work, because she's the one that gets close to the family that's being investigated and she takes risks to get information that Monk repeatedly tells her not to, and she's the one that looks beyond evidence and delves into people's humanity (or non-humanity, as the case may be), and Monk needs this. He needs her for all of that, and he's impressed by her for all of that, and he's proud to call himself her friend for all of that, and even though she bugs the bejesus out of him, he falls madly, deeply in love with her for all of that. She is the exact opposite of everything that he's always thought he's wanted in a woman, and yet no other woman can quite measure up to her for him. She's opinionated and brash and plain-looking and old (in his mind), but throughout the course of the series, he comes to love these aspects about her. He loves that she seems to understand him on a level that no one else can, he loves that he can discuss things with her that he can't with anyone else, he loves that she's awesome in every way, and Hester loves him for pretty much the same reasons (though, technically, Monk is not quite as awesome as Hester is in my eyes).

Next time on firthgal's journal... )

BACON!

Aug. 6th, 2010 10:12 pm
firthgal: (comm - annie badass)
1. I love my parents. Why, you ask? Well, because 1) they're awesome (but shhhh, don't tell them I said that!), 2) they're unintentionally hilarious (which they pride themselves on, I think), and 3) they take me along with them to fancy-ass restaurants and treat me to a little class when they really don't have to. HOW MANY PARENTS DO THAT? I don't know, but I ♥ them. I also ♥ my insanely expensive rack of lamb (which consisted of three little bones. Rack my foot, but ooooooooh was it good! As was my risotto, which was my first course. And the wine was good too. AND I HAD CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON FOR DESSERT! Well, it was part of my dessert anyway, and it's been my dream for a long, long time to try chocolate covered bacon, because it's my two favorite things all in one package, AND OMG, MY MIND HAS BEEN BLOWN. I loved it. Loved it! They also served it with part of a chocolate waffle and some vanilla ice cream, which... meh, I would have just preferred a whole plate of bacon. Heart attack waiting to happen, yes, but wouldn't it be a great way to go? Death by bacon, mmmmmm).

2. I am ridiculous. Why, you ask? Well, because 1) I am making a Jeff/Annie fanvid set to "Something There" from Beauty and the Beast for a person on [livejournal.com profile] milady_milord and I am having way too much fun making it (though I am depressed that I have no clue how to get a pretty Disney-like filter on there, or, you know, something that would make the video more vibrant in color to give it that Disney feel. But oh well, hopefully this person will be satisfied with a fairly simple yet kind of ironic use of clips sort of vid), and 2) I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] schmoop_bingo even though I haven't written a real fic in forever. Though, that was pretty much my reasoning for it. I need something to push me into writing again, because I really miss it, and I've been a little stressed lately with all my job searching (and rejection), and fic has always been my escape from that kind of stuff (no matter how awful the fic is). So, here's hoping I get some schmoop written! I suspect I'll write all the kid/baby fic prompts first, because I am lame like that (it amuses me to no end that most people were like, "Ick! Baby fic prompts, get those away from me!" whereas I'm all, "Hell to the yeah! BABIES!!!" Anyway, here's my bingo card:

That's a BINGO! )

3. I love my f-list. Just thought you should know.

4. BABIES! I LOVES 'EM!

5. This fanvid is quite superb:



Oh, Jeff/Annie shippers, NEVER STOP BEING AWESOME!

6. Meme!

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?

That would be Inspector William Monk and Hester Latterly from Anne Perry's Inspector Monk series. They are absolutely everything that attracts me to a ship. Bickering of the highest caliber, this subtle air of unrequitedness (mostly on Hester's side, but then much later in the series Monk starts pining for Hester big time), JEALOUSY, perplexed attraction, repressed emotions, begrudging respect, getting to the point where they seek out each other's opinion on every little detail of anything (which inevitably leads to hurt feelings because they are both terribly blunt characters who are also pretty sensitive), thinking about each other when they're with other people, LOVE TRIANGLE (which, I will not lie, I tend to picture Monk as whatever celebrity I'm currently into (though more often than not he's played by Colin Firth in my head), while Rathbone is either Hugh Grant or James Spader), age gap (though Monk actually thinks of Hester as an old maid even though she's more than ten years younger than him), kickass female heroine who is just as deeply flawed as the hero (and who is just as important to saving the day as Monk is), and basically, when you get down to it, even though she's a nurse and he's a detective, they're partners through and through. Monk is a better detective with Hester by his side, and Hester receives the excitement and job fulfillment that she's always looked for in the past whenever she helps Monk. And, really, sometimes it feels like Hester is actually the one doing all the dirty work, because she's the one that gets close to the family that's being investigated and she takes risks to get information that Monk repeatedly tells her not to, and she's the one that looks beyond evidence and delves into people's humanity (or non-humanity, as the case may be), and Monk needs this. He needs her for all of that, and he's impressed by her for all of that, and he's proud to call himself her friend for all of that, and even though she bugs the bejesus out of him, he falls madly, deeply in love with her for all of that. She is the exact opposite of everything that he's always thought he's wanted in a woman, and yet no other woman can quite measure up to her for him. She's opinionated and brash and plain-looking and old (in his mind), but throughout the course of the series, he comes to love these aspects about her. He loves that she seems to understand him on a level that no one else can, he loves that he can discuss things with her that he can't with anyone else, he loves that she's awesome in every way, and Hester loves him for pretty much the same reasons (though, technically, Monk is not quite as awesome as Hester is in my eyes).

Next time on firthgal's journal... )
firthgal: (christoph - tuxedo)
SNOW STORMS FTL. I never quite realize how much I take electricity for granted until I don't have it for 10 hours at a time. Also, you know how I said a month or so ago that I had had enough of shoveling snow for one lifetime? The world did not agree with me. I do not understand how it was nearly 70 degrees all week, and then we get a silly snow storm over the weekend. Mother nature is one crazy bitch. Luckily I had my niece and nephew to keep me entertained. Plus, you know, shoveling. And taking down the Christmas tree (yes, I know that Christmas was more than a month ago, and let me just say a preemptive "oh hush" to Bunny, because you know she'll try to rag on me for that).

Anyway, this power outage nonsense failed to stop my continuing obsession with Christoph Waltz. My Fire and Sword DVD arrived today (or... yesterday? I really have no idea how the mail person managed to deliver the mail yesterday). But anyway, I whipped that baby open and watched it on my computer tonight (thank goodness I had conserved the battery power), and... oh god, this movie is terrible. TERRIBLE. The movie is filmed in English, and yet there are other voice actors who dubbed the entire film IN ENGLISH, and it was just awkward. And the sword fights are so, so laughable (I'm pretty sure I pulled off more convincing sword fights with my brothers when we were little). Plus, the English version was edited in the oddest places, so the film really made no sense whatsoever, had to pop in the German version just to get the gist of what I missed. But that's not important, because I really only bought this thing for the naked Christoph. AND HE DID NOT DISAPPOINT, OMG.



PRETTY! His hair had me mesmerized throughout the whole film. Also, this is the story of Tristan and Isolde, and Tristan and Isolde are the basis for Lancelot and Guinevere, so I couldn't help but see all the parallels, and I kept staring at his hair dreamily and concluded that it's just a requirement that Lancelot, in any form, must have dreamy hair. Obviously this is why Gwen will ultimately cheat on Arthur with Lancelot in Merlin. BLAME IT ON THE BOUNTIFUL HAIR, PEOPLE.

More dreamy hair under the cut. Also some very NSFW nakedness )

Oh, young Christoph, you were a cutie pie. I still prefer middle-aged Christoph, though. Speaking of which:

Christoph as a ridiculously sexy womanizing history professor who may or may not be a murderer. Holy crap, dudes, rarely have I been that turned on just by looking at a man. GOOD GOD, his eyes and the way he's eating that tiny bird and when he starts talking about beds... *goes to have a lie down* And that's just within the first 30 seconds or so. Everything after that dinner scene is creepy and disturbingly hot. AND HIS BULGE AT THE END, BWAHAHAHAHAHA. OMG, that clip is so kinky without actually containing anything that's overtly kinky.

Christoph being a seriously disturbing social deviant. I got ridiculously wrapped up in this one, so much so that I kind of want to buy the DVD even though it comes without English subtitles. He's just so perfectly monstrous in this, and I NEED to know what happens, I NEED to know what the twist is. I WISH I KNEW HOW TO SPEAK GERMAN.
firthgal: (christoph - tuxedo)
SNOW STORMS FTL. I never quite realize how much I take electricity for granted until I don't have it for 10 hours at a time. Also, you know how I said a month or so ago that I had had enough of shoveling snow for one lifetime? The world did not agree with me. I do not understand how it was nearly 70 degrees all week, and then we get a silly snow storm over the weekend. Mother nature is one crazy bitch. Luckily I had my niece and nephew to keep me entertained. Plus, you know, shoveling. And taking down the Christmas tree (yes, I know that Christmas was more than a month ago, and let me just say a preemptive "oh hush" to Bunny, because you know she'll try to rag on me for that).

Anyway, this power outage nonsense failed to stop my continuing obsession with Christoph Waltz. My Fire and Sword DVD arrived today (or... yesterday? I really have no idea how the mail person managed to deliver the mail yesterday). But anyway, I whipped that baby open and watched it on my computer tonight (thank goodness I had conserved the battery power), and... oh god, this movie is terrible. TERRIBLE. The movie is filmed in English, and yet there are other voice actors who dubbed the entire film IN ENGLISH, and it was just awkward. And the sword fights are so, so laughable (I'm pretty sure I pulled off more convincing sword fights with my brothers when we were little). Plus, the English version was edited in the oddest places, so the film really made no sense whatsoever, had to pop in the German version just to get the gist of what I missed. But that's not important, because I really only bought this thing for the naked Christoph. AND HE DID NOT DISAPPOINT, OMG.



PRETTY! His hair had me mesmerized throughout the whole film. Also, this is the story of Tristan and Isolde, and Tristan and Isolde are the basis for Lancelot and Guinevere, so I couldn't help but see all the parallels, and I kept staring at his hair dreamily and concluded that it's just a requirement that Lancelot, in any form, must have dreamy hair. Obviously this is why Gwen will ultimately cheat on Arthur with Lancelot in Merlin. BLAME IT ON THE BOUNTIFUL HAIR, PEOPLE.

More dreamy hair under the cut. Also some very NSFW nakedness )

Oh, young Christoph, you were a cutie pie. I still prefer middle-aged Christoph, though. Speaking of which:

Christoph as a ridiculously sexy womanizing history professor who may or may not be a murderer. Holy crap, dudes, rarely have I been that turned on just by looking at a man. GOOD GOD, his eyes and the way he's eating that tiny bird and when he starts talking about beds... *goes to have a lie down* And that's just within the first 30 seconds or so. Everything after that dinner scene is creepy and disturbingly hot. AND HIS BULGE AT THE END, BWAHAHAHAHAHA. OMG, that clip is so kinky without actually containing anything that's overtly kinky.

Christoph being a seriously disturbing social deviant. I got ridiculously wrapped up in this one, so much so that I kind of want to buy the DVD even though it comes without English subtitles. He's just so perfectly monstrous in this, and I NEED to know what happens, I NEED to know what the twist is. I WISH I KNEW HOW TO SPEAK GERMAN.
firthgal: (giles buffy - books)
The 30 Day Meme
Day 04 → Your favorite book

I will admit right now that I am not much of a book reader. I go through these short periods where all I do is read books, and then much, much longer periods where I never even bother to pick one up. But when I do, it is usually an Inspector Monk novel by Anne Perry.



I love ALL of the pre-marriage books and have read them each at least three times through, even though I already know the answer to all the mysteries, but that should tell you right there that I am totally in it for the Monk/Hester romance of epic bickery. They are just so, so wonderful, and I love how it frustrates Monk to a ridiculous degree that he becomes a better detective in Hester's presence. Or rather, she gets things done, because she's awesome, and it annoys him that he ends up relying on her (and actually desiring her help) for every single case. When he talks things through with her, stuff just becomes clearer in his head, but he is rather insensitive and she is rather opinionated and he is rather old-fashioned and she is rather headstrong, so, naturally, they spend most of their time being angry with each other. And Hester is obviously the smarter of the two since she realizes way before he does that they complete each other. And of course there is this lawyer dude named Rathbone who sees right from the start how freaking awesome Hester is, and how freaking clueless and dickish Monk can be, and how flustered Hester gets around him and yet is totally cool around everyone else, and so naturally Rathbone detests Monk on a personal level, but admires him on a professional level, because Monk is a good detective, and he does always strive to do what is right. And Monk is totally not cool with Rathbone's appreciativeness of Hester, so, there's this lovely little triangle going on that I get so wrapped up in, and it stretches through something like 16 books and is handled masterfully, mostly because the romance is beautifully subtle and never once overshadows the main plot of the book.

As for the mysteries, which is what this series is really about despite what this post may lead you to believe, they are usually pretty interesting, but maybe not in a typical mystery novel type way? Basically the mysteries are just leading up to some truly epic courtroom drama, which is what I REALLY love, and this is probably why I have such a fondness for Rathbone. He is like Alan Shore in Victorian garb, only... not a manwhore. But anyway, some truly horrific stuff tends to come out during the court proceedings, and I love how these books cover modern day topics in a Victorian setting. There's one about child molestation (which contains the most disturbing/fascinating courtroom scene ever), abortion, rape, gay rights, war (the effects of war is a huge theme in all the books), etc. Basically, I really, really love these books. A lot. I can never remember which one's my absolute favorite though. I think it's the one I used for the pic. Maybe.

Days rolling on by )



Buffy/Giles Xmas fic rec #3:

Mistletoads and Eggsnog by Escargoat. This one's quite ridiculous, but the Buffy/Giles bickering was done so magnificently that I enjoyed the heck out of it.



Guess who has to do last minute shopping on CHRISTMAS EVE tomorrow? *sigh* This really doesn't surprise me, seeing as how I end up having to do this every year. On the upside, they've built a Walmart closer to my home and very much not in the city, therefore I will not be stuck in the city traffic on Christmas Eve (last year it took me two hours to get home from a typically 40 minute trip. This year will be even worse with all the ice and whatnot out there).
firthgal: (giles buffy - books)
Day 04 → Your favorite book

I will admit right now that I am not much of a book reader. I go through these short periods where all I do is read books, and then much, much longer periods where I never even bother to pick one up. But when I do, it is usually an Inspector Monk novel by Anne Perry.



I love ALL of the pre-marriage books and have read them each at least three times through, even though I already know the answer to all the mysteries, but that should tell you right there that I am totally in it for the Monk/Hester romance of epic bickery. They are just so, so wonderful, and I love how it frustrates Monk to a ridiculous degree that he becomes a better detective in Hester's presence. Or rather, she gets things done, because she's awesome, and it annoys him that he ends up relying on her (and actually desiring her help) for every single case. When he talks things through with her, stuff just becomes clearer in his head, but he is rather insensitive and she is rather opinionated and he is rather old-fashioned and she is rather headstrong, so, naturally, they spend most of their time being angry with each other. And Hester is obviously the smarter of the two since she realizes way before he does that they complete each other. And of course there is this lawyer dude named Rathbone who sees right from the start how freaking awesome Hester is, and how freaking clueless and dickish Monk can be, and how flustered Hester gets around him and yet is totally cool around everyone else, and so naturally Rathbone detests Monk on a personal level, but admires him on a professional level, because Monk is a good detective, and he does always strive to do what is right. And Monk is totally not cool with Rathbone's appreciativeness of Hester, so, there's this lovely little triangle going on that I get so wrapped up in, and it stretches through something like 16 books and is handled masterfully, mostly because the romance is beautifully subtle and never once overshadows the main plot of the book.

As for the mysteries, which is what this series is really about despite what this post may lead you to believe, they are usually pretty interesting, but maybe not in a typical mystery novel type way? Basically the mysteries are just leading up to some truly epic courtroom drama, which is what I REALLY love, and this is probably why I have such a fondness for Rathbone. He is like Alan Shore in Victorian garb, only... not a manwhore. But anyway, some truly horrific stuff tends to come out during the court proceedings, and I love how these books cover modern day topics in a Victorian setting. There's one about child molestation (which contains the most disturbing/fascinating courtroom scene ever), abortion, rape, gay rights, war (the effects of war is a huge theme in all the books), etc. Basically, I really, really love these books. A lot. I can never remember which one's my absolute favorite though. I think it's the one I used for the pic. Maybe.

Days rolling on by )



Buffy/Giles Xmas fic rec #3:

Mistletoads and Eggsnog by Escargoat. This one's quite ridiculous, but the Buffy/Giles bickering was done so magnificently that I enjoyed the heck out of it.



Guess who has to do last minute shopping on CHRISTMAS EVE tomorrow? *sigh* This really doesn't surprise me, seeing as how I end up having to do this every year. On the upside, they've built a Walmart closer to my home and very much not in the city, therefore I will not be stuck in the city traffic on Christmas Eve (last year it took me two hours to get home from a typically 40 minute trip. This year will be even worse with all the ice and whatnot out there).
firthgal: (comm - jackassery)
I am having an epic rewatch of Community, and, the more I watch it, the more I am shipping Britta/Pierce. WHERE DO I EVEN GET THESE INKLINGS? Seriously, I baffle me sometimes. But Britta seems to get Pierce better than anyone else, and Pierce continually makes shockingly accurate observations about her, and they are just... they are basically the same person, only not. And it's the same with Jeff/Annie, so it's like a sort of symmetry for me, I guess. Jeff knows Annie's motivations for everything that she does because deep down they are basically the same person.

Anyway, aside from my love of old guy/young girl pairings, I find that I am not so averse to Jeff/Britta as I thought I was. Now that I love both characters immensely, I even find myself kind of rooting for them (but, you know, my heart belongs to Jeff/Annie. But if I can't have that, then I am perfectly happy with Jeff/Britta and Annie/Senor Chang. Yes, rewatching episode 4 renewed my love for that crackilicious ship. They need to have a drunken makeout session that horrifies Annie once she's sober. I'M JUST SAYING. Also, Annie/Professor Duncan is hot, and probably more plausible). And Jeff and Shirley need more BFF scenes. THEY WERE SO EPICALLY HILARIOUS TOGETHER.

Alright, alright, I should be doing something other than obsessing over Community. I did turn in a few job applications today, so at least that's something (but I did not go exercising despite the day being absolutely beautiful. I am deeply ashamed of myself. But ANNIE/SENOR CHANG. It's totally worth the shame).
firthgal: (Default)
I am having an epic rewatch of Community, and, the more I watch it, the more I am shipping Britta/Pierce. WHERE DO I EVEN GET THESE INKLINGS? Seriously, I baffle me sometimes. But Britta seems to get Pierce better than anyone else, and Pierce continually makes shockingly accurate observations about her, and they are just... they are basically the same person, only not. And it's the same with Jeff/Annie, so it's like a sort of symmetry for me, I guess. Jeff knows Annie's motivations for everything that she does because deep down they are basically the same person.

Anyway, aside from my love of old guy/young girl pairings, I find that I am not so averse to Jeff/Britta as I thought I was. Now that I love both characters immensely, I even find myself kind of rooting for them (but, you know, my heart belongs to Jeff/Annie. But if I can't have that, then I am perfectly happy with Jeff/Britta and Annie/Senor Chang. Yes, rewatching episode 4 renewed my love for that crackilicious ship. They need to have a drunken makeout session that horrifies Annie once she's sober. I'M JUST SAYING. Also, Annie/Professor Duncan is hot, and probably more plausible). And Jeff and Shirley need more BFF scenes. THEY WERE SO EPICALLY HILARIOUS TOGETHER.

Alright, alright, I should be doing something other than obsessing over Community. I did turn in a few job applications today, so at least that's something (but I did not go exercising despite the day being absolutely beautiful. I am deeply ashamed of myself. But ANNIE/SENOR CHANG. It's totally worth the shame).
firthgal: (bbt - howard raj hug)
Man, do you know why I despise television critics? Because they all hate Howard/Raj. And so do their commenters. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? Why are they all hatin' on the faux gay love? Yes, every show does it these days, and NO, IT IS NOT GETTING STALE. BROMANCES WILL NEVER, EVER GET STALE. EVER! *huff* I hate that Howard and Raj get so little love. The sun does not rise and set with Sheldon, damn it! I love Sheldon loads, but this is an ensemble show, not every story has to revolve around Sheldon. And, quite frankly, the only thing I'm digging about season 3 is the increased screentime of Howard/Raj. They are epic together with or without Sheldon (and certainly without Leonard. Honestly, Leonard could suddenly disappear and I probably wouldn't even notice. It's not that I don't like Leonard, it's just that I don't pay much attention to him). Anyway, TV critics are stupid. Really, really stupid. They are always against my favorite ships and it's just NOT FAIR. I fear that the writers will read these reviews and be like, "Oh no! We need to tone down the gay!" Of course, they don't listen to the critics about the failness of Leonard/Penny, so perhaps there's nothing to worry about (in fact, the writers have almost completely gotten rid of the Sheldon/Penny dynamic that carried the show in the second season and that the critics praised so highly, so it's almost like they do the opposite of what the critics tell them to do, so in that case, maybe it's good the critics are so down on Howard/Raj. But honestly, how could they not love those two? They are so adorable and hilarious and wonderful! *huff*) I don't think I'll be getting over this anytime soon. I suppose I should just be happy that the Howard/Raj fandom had a mini explosion after Monday night's ep (and... I spent my morning reading every Howard/Raj fic on LiveJournal, which is like... 8, maybe?).

Anyway, I am almost tempted to sign up to do a ship manifesto for these boys, but I will try to restrain myself from doing so (especially since, after reading this post, there are clearly people who are more adept at analyzing them than I am, so hopefully one of them will sign up to write a manifesto for them). Honestly, I find Howard/Raj to be more canon than Sheldon/Penny at this point (especially since the show seems dead set on keeping Sheldon and Penny from having any scenes together that aren't with and/or about Leonard). And why does the media so readily accept Sheldon/Penny while they immediately discount Howard/Raj? Both relationships are used as a comedy shtick, and while they say that focusing on Howard and Raj as being "hetero-lifemates" is the same old thing over and over, apparently it is just plain brilliant to focus on Sheldon and Penny's odd couple routine (which, by the way, is the same exact thing over and over again, just slightly different situations). So... basically, I find Howard/Raj to be just as significant as Sheldon/Penny. And I find Howard and Raj to be more interesting when interacting with each other than the other cast members (though I do enjoy Howard/Sheldon. Sheldon/Raj not so much, and I really don't like their one-on-one interactions with Penny. And Leonard... is best with Sheldon, because with anyone else, he ends up being pretty boring).

Bah! I did not mean to rant that much about this. But oh how the TV critics live to call me lame for liking what I like! In fact, so do movie critics. I love my cheesy bromances, okay? I JUST DO. And I enjoy het ships such as Daniel/Betty or Jack/Liz or Lassiter/Juliet, all of which would be considered epic bromances if the girls were dudes (Jack/Liz especially).

In other news, one should never watch Terms of Endearment while suffering from lady pains. Why do I always insist on watching tearjerkers during my most emotional time of the month? I think I just like lying around and being morose in times such as these.

By the way, I doubt many people saw this since I posted about 50 bajillion times on Saturday, but here are my drabbles for the Uther/Morgana prompts you all gave me awhile back.
firthgal: (Default)
Man, do you know why I despise television critics? Because they all hate Howard/Raj. And so do their commenters. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? Why are they all hatin' on the faux gay love? Yes, every show does it these days, and NO, IT IS NOT GETTING STALE. BROMANCES WILL NEVER, EVER GET STALE. EVER! *huff* I hate that Howard and Raj get so little love. The sun does not rise and set with Sheldon, damn it! I love Sheldon loads, but this is an ensemble show, not every story has to revolve around Sheldon. And, quite frankly, the only thing I'm digging about season 3 is the increased screentime of Howard/Raj. They are epic together with or without Sheldon (and certainly without Leonard. Honestly, Leonard could suddenly disappear and I probably wouldn't even notice. It's not that I don't like Leonard, it's just that I don't pay much attention to him). Anyway, TV critics are stupid. Really, really stupid. They are always against my favorite ships and it's just NOT FAIR. I fear that the writers will read these reviews and be like, "Oh no! We need to tone down the gay!" Of course, they don't listen to the critics about the failness of Leonard/Penny, so perhaps there's nothing to worry about (in fact, the writers have almost completely gotten rid of the Sheldon/Penny dynamic that carried the show in the second season and that the critics praised so highly, so it's almost like they do the opposite of what the critics tell them to do, so in that case, maybe it's good the critics are so down on Howard/Raj. But honestly, how could they not love those two? They are so adorable and hilarious and wonderful! *huff*) I don't think I'll be getting over this anytime soon. I suppose I should just be happy that the Howard/Raj fandom had a mini explosion after Monday night's ep (and... I spent my morning reading every Howard/Raj fic on LiveJournal, which is like... 8, maybe?).

Anyway, I am almost tempted to sign up to do a ship manifesto for these boys, but I will try to restrain myself from doing so (especially since, after reading this post, there are clearly people who are more adept at analyzing them than I am, so hopefully one of them will sign up to write a manifesto for them). Honestly, I find Howard/Raj to be more canon than Sheldon/Penny at this point (especially since the show seems dead set on keeping Sheldon and Penny from having any scenes together that aren't with and/or about Leonard). And why does the media so readily accept Sheldon/Penny while they immediately discount Howard/Raj? Both relationships are used as a comedy shtick, and while they say that focusing on Howard and Raj as being "hetero-lifemates" is the same old thing over and over, apparently it is just plain brilliant to focus on Sheldon and Penny's odd couple routine (which, by the way, is the same exact thing over and over again, just slightly different situations). So... basically, I find Howard/Raj to be just as significant as Sheldon/Penny. And I find Howard and Raj to be more interesting when interacting with each other than the other cast members (though I do enjoy Howard/Sheldon. Sheldon/Raj not so much, and I really don't like their one-on-one interactions with Penny. And Leonard... is best with Sheldon, because with anyone else, he ends up being pretty boring).

Bah! I did not mean to rant that much about this. But oh how the TV critics live to call me lame for liking what I like! In fact, so do movie critics. I love my cheesy bromances, okay? I JUST DO. And I enjoy het ships such as Daniel/Betty or Jack/Liz or Lassiter/Juliet, all of which would be considered epic bromances if the girls were dudes (Jack/Liz especially).

In other news, one should never watch Terms of Endearment while suffering from lady pains. Why do I always insist on watching tearjerkers during my most emotional time of the month? I think I just like lying around and being morose in times such as these.

By the way, I doubt many people saw this since I posted about 50 bajillion times on Saturday, but here are my drabbles for the Uther/Morgana prompts you all gave me awhile back.
firthgal: (uther morgana - flirty mcflirtster)
1. Community was so my favorite show tonight. ANNIE/PIERCE. That is probably sufficient enough for explaining my love of this episode, but I will also add SENOR CHANG.

2. Parks and Rec is totally consistent in bringing the laughs this season! I love it! And the end just made me love Tom even more. And this ep had some adorable Leslie/Ron happening! So, I dug it. And I always enjoy Fred Armisen.

3. There is not much to say about tonight's Office other than that Andy is wicked hot in a mechanic's uniform. And the baseball cap!!! So cute. The whole mobster joke is probably something that should have taken place during the entirety of a cold open as opposed to the entirety of an episode, because, yikes, it just got painful after awhile. I loved getting an episode focused on Michael, Dwight, and Andy, because they're my dudes, I just wish they had gotten a funnier storyline. And I freaking love mobster films/shows/documentaries, so you would think this would have been a top notch episode for me, but it just... wasn't. Kevin, however, totally rocked this episode. Anyway, Mr. Grotti is pretty much the personification of the Italian half of my family, and I can assure you that no members of my family belong to the mob. In fact, my great uncles were the toughest guys in my dad's neighborhood, even the small time mobsters were scared of those dudes. But they were really sweet guys, just... you know, don't get them angry.

4. 30 ROCK!!!!! Oh, Jack and Liz are so totally married. I'm sorry, but they are. Especially in that opening scene.

Spoilerish squee )

Ooooooh, it feels good to have Jack and Liz back on my television every week.

5. It's Always Sunny. Another stinkeroo. I am beginning to think this season will never improve.

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Random Uther/Morgana observations:

1. Morgana looks at Uther's lips a lot. Like, a lot. I love it.
2. Uther's wardrobe has drastically improved in series 2, which we all have noticed, I'm sure, but I think what I love the most is that he leaves his shirt untightened, so we get all these lovely views of his chest, whereas series 1 Uther tied his shirt in a way that covered most of his chest. So... yeah, I'm digging the new wardrobe. Not only for chest flashes, but also because he looks way dreamier in blues than reds. And he is no longer forced to wear dodgy crowns (they kept my favorite one and seem to have abandoned the other two, which pleases me greatly).
3. They are sexy bitches.
4. They are totally married.

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Random me observation:

I am only 25 and I am sprouting pure white hair right in the front where my hair meets in a point. I am totally turning into a female version of Steve Martin. NOT FAIR. It would be more fair if I could play the banjo and be a brilliant stand-up comedian, but I can do neither of those things, therefore, unfair.
firthgal: (Default)
1. Community was so my favorite show tonight. ANNIE/PIERCE. That is probably sufficient enough for explaining my love of this episode, but I will also add SENOR CHANG.

2. Parks and Rec is totally consistent in bringing the laughs this season! I love it! And the end just made me love Tom even more. And this ep had some adorable Leslie/Ron happening! So, I dug it. And I always enjoy Fred Armisen.

3. There is not much to say about tonight's Office other than that Andy is wicked hot in a mechanic's uniform. And the baseball cap!!! So cute. The whole mobster joke is probably something that should have taken place during the entirety of a cold open as opposed to the entirety of an episode, because, yikes, it just got painful after awhile. I loved getting an episode focused on Michael, Dwight, and Andy, because they're my dudes, I just wish they had gotten a funnier storyline. And I freaking love mobster films/shows/documentaries, so you would think this would have been a top notch episode for me, but it just... wasn't. Kevin, however, totally rocked this episode. Anyway, Mr. Grotti is pretty much the personification of the Italian half of my family, and I can assure you that no members of my family belong to the mob. In fact, my great uncles were the toughest guys in my dad's neighborhood, even the small time mobsters were scared of those dudes. But they were really sweet guys, just... you know, don't get them angry.

4. 30 ROCK!!!!! Oh, Jack and Liz are so totally married. I'm sorry, but they are. Especially in that opening scene.

Spoilerish squee )

Ooooooh, it feels good to have Jack and Liz back on my television every week.

5. It's Always Sunny. Another stinkeroo. I am beginning to think this season will never improve.

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Random Uther/Morgana observations:

1. Morgana looks at Uther's lips a lot. Like, a lot. I love it.
2. Uther's wardrobe has drastically improved in series 2, which we all have noticed, I'm sure, but I think what I love the most is that he leaves his shirt untightened, so we get all these lovely views of his chest, whereas series 1 Uther tied his shirt in a way that covered most of his chest. So... yeah, I'm digging the new wardrobe. Not only for chest flashes, but also because he looks way dreamier in blues than reds. And he is no longer forced to wear dodgy crowns (they kept my favorite one and seem to have abandoned the other two, which pleases me greatly).
3. They are sexy bitches.
4. They are totally married.

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Random me observation:

I am only 25 and I am sprouting pure white hair right in the front where my hair meets in a point. I am totally turning into a female version of Steve Martin. NOT FAIR. It would be more fair if I could play the banjo and be a brilliant stand-up comedian, but I can do neither of those things, therefore, unfair.
firthgal: (giles buffy - post workout)
So, that Merlin Australian special. It only showed ASH twice, maybe? And, I swooned, both times.



CLEAVAGE, BITCH! HELL YEAH! I love my Uther cleavage. I can't help it. And he's so adorable when he cracks himself up with his nonsensical, rambley responses. I also love him for defending Uther. UTHER IS AWESOMESAUCE! Isn't it sad how everyone else is flailing over Bradley and Colin and Katie (and her ginormous glasses), and I'm just like, "THE OLD DUDE! HE'S HOT!" *sigh* I bet he'd even look hot in Katie's ginormous glasses.

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So, big time LJ voting stuff. It's annoying. I swear that 93.5% of my f-list is just people posting something like, "VOTE FOR MY SHIP, BITCHES! DO IT! NOW!" and, I'm all for enthusiasm and most certainly am not dissing any of you lovely people that I adore, but... ARGH. It's like the HBIC contest all over again. And you know who won the HBIC contest? A FUCKING MAN. Psh, even in an all female contest a stupid man wins. SUCH IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. And he won by a freaking landslide. A man who completely BUTCHERED Ring of Fire. I'M SORRY. I CANNOT SHARE FANDOM'S LOVE OF THIS NOT-SO-TALENTED DUDE WHO IS SO NOT AN HBIC. Anyway, I have already come to terms with the fact that NONE of my ships will win. They just won't. The one that has the most chance is Merlin/Arthur. Otherwise, I ship the obscure and/or hated ships, so... yeah, not gonna win. And I am being vicious and voting against the ships that bother me, and 9 times out of 10 I have never even heard of the opposing ship. WHY? WHY DO RIDICULOUS INTERNET CONTESTS MAKE US ALL LUNATICS? I don't know. But there you go. Also, I am saddened that Buffy/Giles isn't even an option. Nor is Uther/Morgana. *hmph* They so should have pitted Buffy/Angel against Buffy/Spike, just to see what kind of shit storm would happen from that. But... anyway. Yeah. I'm crazy. But so are you lot, so it's all good.

Speaking of ships this non-secret amused me. Firstly, because it said "Moses" instead of "Noah", and secondly, because the second I saw it, I was like, "OMG, ARE THEY TALKING TO ME?" As it has been lovingly pointed out by many, I don't have ships, I have a freaking fleet.

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Did I ever mention that the last new True Blood episode made me finally see why so many people ship Sookie/Eric? Because holy hell, they've got this freakishly hot thing going on between them, and I fear falling in love with that ship, because then it'll make me resent Bill, and I so don't want to resent that lovely vampire, so... yeah, I'm digging just going with the flow ship-wise on this show, so I really don't want to turn passionate about any of the ships, especially since the only one that I did really dig ended up going kablooey and I can't even remember why I had originally loved it so much. But Eric is so making Sookie more interesting, and Bill has a certain admiration for Eric and Sookie keeps getting in between them, and Sookie makes Bill a little unstable, and Eric just seems to get Sookie like no one else does, and GOOD LORD, I AM SO FALLING FOR THEM. AUGH, DON'T DO THIS TO ME, SHOW! I don't want to ship on this show! I just want to ogle the pretty men and laugh at the ridiculous plot. *sigh* I actually think the show is better this season writing-wise, but I think the ongoing mystery (Marianne) is sucksville. I so miss the ongoing mystery from season 1. But anyway, Sookie and Bill have gotten a lot more interesting this year, purely because of Jessica and Eric.

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So, on the 4th of July, we watched the new movie on HBO, which was Burn After Reading. This got good reviews, people on my f-list generally enjoyed it. WHAT THE FREAKING HELL? IT WAS RIDICULOUS. So, so awful. I'm sorry dudes, but I just did not like it. At all. I don't really care for any of the actors in the film, so that might explain some of it, but... blech. I don't know. It wasn't the worst movie ever (I loved the government dude that was just plain confused and was happy to get rid of everybody), but it certainly wasn't worth all the praise. I guess I'm just not much of a dark comedy fan. I like goofy/awkward/touching comedy, not... pointless, the-only-endearing-characters-get-killed comedy. It was just stupid, and not the good kind of stupid. But again, not the worst, because it did keep me interested in its ridiculous plot (if it even had one), but... ugh. I could have skipped that one entirely.

Speaking of the 4th of July, since we (finally) closed down the candy store, my oldest brother brought along all the leftover candy and dried fruit and nuts with him, and GOOD GOD I am going to gain 50 million pounds by the end of the month. Seriously. There's got to be at least 30 pounds worth of candy there. Probably more. Mind you, I am picky about my candy that isn't chocolate, but still, I've been eating mini fruit slices like my life depends on them. And I've been devouring the few chocolate stuff that was left.

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MEME!!!

Choose 10 characters (preferably from the same fandom) and answer the questions that follow. No peeking until your list is done!

1. Rupert Giles (Buffy)
2. Buffy Summers (Buffy)
3. Uther Pendragon (Merlin)
4. Morgana (Merlin)
5. Andy Bernard (The Office)
6. Denny Crane (Boston Legal)
7. Bill Compton (True Blood)
8. Burton "Gus" Guster (Psych)
9. Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
10. Marshall Mann (In Plain Sight)

The questions )

So, what did we learn from this meme? That Marshall/Liz would be one epic crossover OTP, Marshall/Andy would end in heartbreak, and Denny/Gus is meant to be.
firthgal: (giles buffy - post workout)
So, that Merlin Australian special. It only showed ASH twice, maybe? And, I swooned, both times.



CLEAVAGE, BITCH! HELL YEAH! I love my Uther cleavage. I can't help it. And he's so adorable when he cracks himself up with his nonsensical, rambley responses. I also love him for defending Uther. UTHER IS AWESOMESAUCE! Isn't it sad how everyone else is flailing over Bradley and Colin and Katie (and her ginormous glasses), and I'm just like, "THE OLD DUDE! HE'S HOT!" *sigh* I bet he'd even look hot in Katie's ginormous glasses.

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So, big time LJ voting stuff. It's annoying. I swear that 93.5% of my f-list is just people posting something like, "VOTE FOR MY SHIP, BITCHES! DO IT! NOW!" and, I'm all for enthusiasm and most certainly am not dissing any of you lovely people that I adore, but... ARGH. It's like the HBIC contest all over again. And you know who won the HBIC contest? A FUCKING MAN. Psh, even in an all female contest a stupid man wins. SUCH IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. And he won by a freaking landslide. A man who completely BUTCHERED Ring of Fire. I'M SORRY. I CANNOT SHARE FANDOM'S LOVE OF THIS NOT-SO-TALENTED DUDE WHO IS SO NOT AN HBIC. Anyway, I have already come to terms with the fact that NONE of my ships will win. They just won't. The one that has the most chance is Merlin/Arthur. Otherwise, I ship the obscure and/or hated ships, so... yeah, not gonna win. And I am being vicious and voting against the ships that bother me, and 9 times out of 10 I have never even heard of the opposing ship. WHY? WHY DO RIDICULOUS INTERNET CONTESTS MAKE US ALL LUNATICS? I don't know. But there you go. Also, I am saddened that Buffy/Giles isn't even an option. Nor is Uther/Morgana. *hmph* They so should have pitted Buffy/Angel against Buffy/Spike, just to see what kind of shit storm would happen from that. But... anyway. Yeah. I'm crazy. But so are you lot, so it's all good.

Speaking of ships this non-secret amused me. Firstly, because it said "Moses" instead of "Noah", and secondly, because the second I saw it, I was like, "OMG, ARE THEY TALKING TO ME?" As it has been lovingly pointed out by many, I don't have ships, I have a freaking fleet.

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Did I ever mention that the last new True Blood episode made me finally see why so many people ship Sookie/Eric? Because holy hell, they've got this freakishly hot thing going on between them, and I fear falling in love with that ship, because then it'll make me resent Bill, and I so don't want to resent that lovely vampire, so... yeah, I'm digging just going with the flow ship-wise on this show, so I really don't want to turn passionate about any of the ships, especially since the only one that I did really dig ended up going kablooey and I can't even remember why I had originally loved it so much. But Eric is so making Sookie more interesting, and Bill has a certain admiration for Eric and Sookie keeps getting in between them, and Sookie makes Bill a little unstable, and Eric just seems to get Sookie like no one else does, and GOOD LORD, I AM SO FALLING FOR THEM. AUGH, DON'T DO THIS TO ME, SHOW! I don't want to ship on this show! I just want to ogle the pretty men and laugh at the ridiculous plot. *sigh* I actually think the show is better this season writing-wise, but I think the ongoing mystery (Marianne) is sucksville. I so miss the ongoing mystery from season 1. But anyway, Sookie and Bill have gotten a lot more interesting this year, purely because of Jessica and Eric.

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So, on the 4th of July, we watched the new movie on HBO, which was Burn After Reading. This got good reviews, people on my f-list generally enjoyed it. WHAT THE FREAKING HELL? IT WAS RIDICULOUS. So, so awful. I'm sorry dudes, but I just did not like it. At all. I don't really care for any of the actors in the film, so that might explain some of it, but... blech. I don't know. It wasn't the worst movie ever (I loved the government dude that was just plain confused and was happy to get rid of everybody), but it certainly wasn't worth all the praise. I guess I'm just not much of a dark comedy fan. I like goofy/awkward/touching comedy, not... pointless, the-only-endearing-characters-get-killed comedy. It was just stupid, and not the good kind of stupid. But again, not the worst, because it did keep me interested in its ridiculous plot (if it even had one), but... ugh. I could have skipped that one entirely.

Speaking of the 4th of July, since we (finally) closed down the candy store, my oldest brother brought along all the leftover candy and dried fruit and nuts with him, and GOOD GOD I am going to gain 50 million pounds by the end of the month. Seriously. There's got to be at least 30 pounds worth of candy there. Probably more. Mind you, I am picky about my candy that isn't chocolate, but still, I've been eating mini fruit slices like my life depends on them. And I've been devouring the few chocolate stuff that was left.

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MEME!!!

Choose 10 characters (preferably from the same fandom) and answer the questions that follow. No peeking until your list is done!

1. Rupert Giles (Buffy)
2. Buffy Summers (Buffy)
3. Uther Pendragon (Merlin)
4. Morgana (Merlin)
5. Andy Bernard (The Office)
6. Denny Crane (Boston Legal)
7. Bill Compton (True Blood)
8. Burton "Gus" Guster (Psych)
9. Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
10. Marshall Mann (In Plain Sight)

The questions )

So, what did we learn from this meme? That Marshall/Liz would be one epic crossover OTP, Marshall/Andy would end in heartbreak, and Denny/Gus is meant to be.
firthgal: (ed helms hangover tooth)
Is it normal to guilt myself into uploading icons? I mean, Ed Helms. I love him like mad. So I should love The Hangover, right? I should have tons of icons of his most successful role to date. But... I didn't love The Hangover, I just liked it. And not enough to upload icons of it. But it's Ed's most successful role to date! And I call myself an Ed Helms fan! How dare I not have any The Hangover icons? So, you know, I saw one, and I saved it, and I uploaded it. So there, stupid conscience. Are you satisfied now?

So, did anyone else sign up for The Office Rare Pair Gift Exchange on [livejournal.com profile] michael_temp? I got my prompts yesterday, and I am totally blocked on ideas. Which is just weird, because I was given pairings that I've written at least once before, along with some that I wouldn't mind trying but since it's a gift exchange I don't want my fic to totally suck, so I should probably stick with the pairings I've written before. But I was given a Kelly/Kelly Erin prompt, and [livejournal.com profile] dollsome has pretty much brainwashed me into loving their OTPness, but I don't think I know Kelly Erin well enough to write an entire fic about her. *sigh* Also, my person listed Kelly/Dwight as a prompt choice, and I went "!!! I'm not the only one who wants fic for them! I SHOULD MARRY THIS PERSON!" Sadly, I can't write Dwight to save my life, so that one's not gonna happen. I so hope SOMEONE writes a Kelly/Dwight fic. Preferably for me. I'm pretty sure I put them as my #1 prompt. I can't remember. Anyway, most likely I will be my usual boring self and write either Michael/Ryan or Andy/Oscar. My person even listed Bob Vance Vance Refrigeration/Phyllis as a prompt, and there's like... ZERO fics out there for them, so I'm tempted to write them too. I JUST DON'T KNOW. My person gave me EIGHT choices. I'M NOT GOOD AT MAKING DECISIONS. But hopefully something will come to me for at least one of the pairings.

In other news, it was freaking hot today. Like, really, really hot. I lost a pound in sweat after my walking today. I'm dead serious. I weighed myself before and after, was a pound lighter afterwards. OMG, IT WAS SO FREAKING HUMID. WHY DO I TORTURE MYSELF LIKE THAT? WHY CAN I NOT WAKE UP EARLY LIKE A NORMAL PERSON AND GO BEFORE IT GETS RIDICULOUSLY HOT? I don't know. And now I am insanely tired because I lost a pound of water weight in one hour.

So, of course, in my tiredness, I stalked YouTube. And do you know what the most hilariously awesome thing is? Buffy vids that randomly have clips of Manchild inserted into them. THEY ARE THE GREATEST!


As for the most random and AWFUL thing that anyone could ever think of, Miley Cyrus is now a vampire slayer. OH GOD. That was hilarious.

In other other news, I am baffled at myself for loving Taylor Swift as much as I do. I would have abhorred her uber popular fluffy/angsty teenageriness when I was a teenager, but in my mid 20s I FULLY EMBRACE IT:


*sigh upon sigh*

Do you know what angers me, though? All these younguns going, "I HATE country! But I LOOOOVE Taylor Swift, OMG, she's so beautiful, OMG I love her!1!!!" And they do the same thing with Carrie Underwood. I mean, I love Taylor Swift immensely, and I think Carrie is okay but not great, and I'm happy they've made country popular with a new generation, but... that's the thing. This new generation is still going "Ewww, country," but they make exceptions for Taylor and Carrie and they both release popized versions of their songs for the pop stations. Bah. COUNTRY IS COOL KIDS, OKAY? DON'T BE AFRAID TO EMBRACE IT! I put up with crap from my friends (and non-friends) all through middle and high school for loving country, and once we hit college age ALL those people who mocked me FOR YEARS suddenly loved country and showed up at all the same concerts that I went to. Bastards. I like to think that I somehow convinced them of the amazingness of country simply because I never backed down from my love for the music. But, most likely, it was just the world's way of mocking me. Also, while we're on the subject of teenage idols, let us listen to iCarly's Jennette McCurdy being awesome:



I LOVE HER SO VERY MUCH FOR BEING HER AWESOME SELF! While all of her fellow Nickelodeon and Disney peers are releasing the poppiest of pop songs, she releases a country single. Her musical influences? Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood. Her favorite comedy? The Office. Her first celebrity crush? Ben Stiller. Her current favorite actor? Johnny Depp (who I am meh about, but someone of her age would typically say Orlando Bloom, so I love her for choosing the dude who can actually act. Also, she reminds me of myself for digging the older dudes). She just rules, plain and simple. And she's freaking hilarious. And she seems like a genuinely sweet kid. Forget Miley Cyrus, children, Jennette McCurdy is where it's at. Also, I know that iCarly is a children's show, but it cracks me up like crazy, possibly even as much as The Office does (and the comedy style is kind of similar to 30 Rock with its randomness and intentional corniness, only, you know, geared towards kids). Really, the only part of the show that I think is purely for kids is the webcast bit (those are the only places where I don't laugh, but I have a feeling that children find those scenes utterly hilarious), the rest of the show? Totally humor that appeals to both children and adults:


Bwahahaha. The obnoxious persistence of Bagel Guy will never fail to crack me up. Also, SPENCER! MY FUTURE HUSBAND! IN A JACKET! By the way, you all can blame [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice for bringing this show to my attention. I will admit that tween coms are my guilty pleasure TV viewing, but I usually just stick to Disney because I come across these shows when I leave Disney on for my nephew. Obviously I've been watching the wrong channel. Nickelodeon has all the shows that remind me of my Perfect Strangers and Family Matters and Fresh Prince of Bel Air days. *wistful sigh*
firthgal: (ed helms hangover tooth)
Is it normal to guilt myself into uploading icons? I mean, Ed Helms. I love him like mad. So I should love The Hangover, right? I should have tons of icons of his most successful role to date. But... I didn't love The Hangover, I just liked it. And not enough to upload icons of it. But it's Ed's most successful role to date! And I call myself an Ed Helms fan! How dare I not have any The Hangover icons? So, you know, I saw one, and I saved it, and I uploaded it. So there, stupid conscience. Are you satisfied now?

So, did anyone else sign up for The Office Rare Pair Gift Exchange on [livejournal.com profile] michael_temp? I got my prompts yesterday, and I am totally blocked on ideas. Which is just weird, because I was given pairings that I've written at least once before, along with some that I wouldn't mind trying but since it's a gift exchange I don't want my fic to totally suck, so I should probably stick with the pairings I've written before. But I was given a Kelly/Kelly Erin prompt, and [livejournal.com profile] dollsome has pretty much brainwashed me into loving their OTPness, but I don't think I know Kelly Erin well enough to write an entire fic about her. *sigh* Also, my person listed Kelly/Dwight as a prompt choice, and I went "!!! I'm not the only one who wants fic for them! I SHOULD MARRY THIS PERSON!" Sadly, I can't write Dwight to save my life, so that one's not gonna happen. I so hope SOMEONE writes a Kelly/Dwight fic. Preferably for me. I'm pretty sure I put them as my #1 prompt. I can't remember. Anyway, most likely I will be my usual boring self and write either Michael/Ryan or Andy/Oscar. My person even listed Bob Vance Vance Refrigeration/Phyllis as a prompt, and there's like... ZERO fics out there for them, so I'm tempted to write them too. I JUST DON'T KNOW. My person gave me EIGHT choices. I'M NOT GOOD AT MAKING DECISIONS. But hopefully something will come to me for at least one of the pairings.

In other news, it was freaking hot today. Like, really, really hot. I lost a pound in sweat after my walking today. I'm dead serious. I weighed myself before and after, was a pound lighter afterwards. OMG, IT WAS SO FREAKING HUMID. WHY DO I TORTURE MYSELF LIKE THAT? WHY CAN I NOT WAKE UP EARLY LIKE A NORMAL PERSON AND GO BEFORE IT GETS RIDICULOUSLY HOT? I don't know. And now I am insanely tired because I lost a pound of water weight in one hour.

So, of course, in my tiredness, I stalked YouTube. And do you know what the most hilariously awesome thing is? Buffy vids that randomly have clips of Manchild inserted into them. THEY ARE THE GREATEST!


As for the most random and AWFUL thing that anyone could ever think of, Miley Cyrus is now a vampire slayer. OH GOD. That was hilarious.

In other other news, I am baffled at myself for loving Taylor Swift as much as I do. I would have abhorred her uber popular fluffy/angsty teenageriness when I was a teenager, but in my mid 20s I FULLY EMBRACE IT:


*sigh upon sigh*

Do you know what angers me, though? All these younguns going, "I HATE country! But I LOOOOVE Taylor Swift, OMG, she's so beautiful, OMG I love her!1!!!" And they do the same thing with Carrie Underwood. I mean, I love Taylor Swift immensely, and I think Carrie is okay but not great, and I'm happy they've made country popular with a new generation, but... that's the thing. This new generation is still going "Ewww, country," but they make exceptions for Taylor and Carrie and they both release popized versions of their songs for the pop stations. Bah. COUNTRY IS COOL KIDS, OKAY? DON'T BE AFRAID TO EMBRACE IT! I put up with crap from my friends (and non-friends) all through middle and high school for loving country, and once we hit college age ALL those people who mocked me FOR YEARS suddenly loved country and showed up at all the same concerts that I went to. Bastards. I like to think that I somehow convinced them of the amazingness of country simply because I never backed down from my love for the music. But, most likely, it was just the world's way of mocking me. Also, while we're on the subject of teenage idols, let us listen to iCarly's Jennette McCurdy being awesome:



I LOVE HER SO VERY MUCH FOR BEING HER AWESOME SELF! While all of her fellow Nickelodeon and Disney peers are releasing the poppiest of pop songs, she releases a country single. Her musical influences? Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood. Her favorite comedy? The Office. Her first celebrity crush? Ben Stiller. Her current favorite actor? Johnny Depp (who I am meh about, but someone of her age would typically say Orlando Bloom, so I love her for choosing the dude who can actually act. Also, she reminds me of myself for digging the older dudes). She just rules, plain and simple. And she's freaking hilarious. And she seems like a genuinely sweet kid. Forget Miley Cyrus, children, Jennette McCurdy is where it's at. Also, I know that iCarly is a children's show, but it cracks me up like crazy, possibly even as much as The Office does (and the comedy style is kind of similar to 30 Rock with its randomness and intentional corniness, only, you know, geared towards kids). Really, the only part of the show that I think is purely for kids is the webcast bit (those are the only places where I don't laugh, but I have a feeling that children find those scenes utterly hilarious), the rest of the show? Totally humor that appeals to both children and adults:


Bwahahaha. The obnoxious persistence of Bagel Guy will never fail to crack me up. Also, SPENCER! MY FUTURE HUSBAND! IN A JACKET! By the way, you all can blame [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice for bringing this show to my attention. I will admit that tween coms are my guilty pleasure TV viewing, but I usually just stick to Disney because I come across these shows when I leave Disney on for my nephew. Obviously I've been watching the wrong channel. Nickelodeon has all the shows that remind me of my Perfect Strangers and Family Matters and Fresh Prince of Bel Air days. *wistful sigh*
firthgal: (ed helms thumbs up)
Dudes, I had absolutely no idea about this show until I saw the preview on [livejournal.com profile] stresseater's journal. A COMEDY ABOUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE! HELL YES! Check it out:



Bwahahahaha. I love it. All I needed to see was Joel McHale's name and I knew it would be awesome. AND CHEVY CHASE! Oh god. He's so beautifully creepy. Also, John Oliver. Another plus? It has some of the same writers from Arrested Development. CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS ONE. It looks brilliant. And that preview made me wish it was an hour-long show, but I doubt it will be. Also, I have a feeling my favorite character will be the one that Chevy called "Abed the A-rab." Or, Chevy will be my favorite. DEAR GOD, I AM FANGIRLING OVER A 4 AND A HALF MINUTE PREVIEW. *sigh* Seriously dudes, that show looks amazing. How had I never even heard of it being made? Psh. Anyway, this show totally makes my 5 years of community college experience completely worth it (and, odds are, I will be going back sometime in the near future, because I am still one of those loser 20-somethings that can't get a permanent job. Speaking of which, I am applying at the moment to a hospital daycare/preschool, but of course it's only a temporary job. ARGH! But hospital daycares are the only ones around here that can afford health benefits for their employees, since it's part of the hospital, and even if it's only temporary, I NEED THE HEALTH INSURANCE).

Also, Parks and Recreation was renewed for a second season, woohoo! Sadly, it looks like Life is most definitely off the schedule. *cries* We still have a minuscule chance since NBC doesn't announce all of the renewals till mid May, but I think it's a goner. Never mind, it's definitely gone. Chuck is most likely canceled too (which I don't really watch, but it's pretty much the only thing my parents watch other than sports). Here's the preview for the 09/10 season if you want to take a look. Maybe I missed a quick flash. But I don't think I did. I just don't get why Friday Night Lights gets to stay while Life gets the boot. I so wish Life could move to USA (it's got the same tone as In Plain Sight, would be a great companion for that one. Or put IPS on at 8:00, then L&O CI at 9:00, then Life at 10:00. Sounds good to me). Also, I am so damn bitter towards Jay Leno for getting so many shows canceled. UGH! BLERG! BLERG ON YOU, MR. LENO! Actually, it's NBC's fault for forcing him into retirement and then not letting him go to ABC. Bastards. Also, I hadn't realized how thoroughly I miss Conan O'Brien until I saw some classic clips in that preview. OH CONAN! COME BACK TO ME, PLEASE! I haven't watched Jimmy Fallon, which I keep meaning to do. I even missed the Robert DeNiro episode. That's just not cool. But... I've never much liked Jimmy Fallon, and I don't really see anyone on my f-list talking about him. In fact, it seems like most people switched over to Craig Ferguson. I just haven't watched my late night shows in ages. I even missed Conan's last episodes. :( And I haven't seen Colbert in an even longer time. I am such a bad late night fan.

Also, I am still so, so in love with this Uther/Morgana video. I watched it about 10 times last night. It's just so BEAUTIFUL and ANGSTY and CREEPY and full of DESTRUCTION and LOVE and DECEIT and REVENGE and GOD, I LOVE IT! SO VERY MUCH! It just captures them so gloriously.

And, just in case you missed it this weekend, my drabble fulfillments for [livejournal.com profile] atlashrugged and [livejournal.com profile] oltha_heri. They were Lassiter/Juliet and Uther/Morgana, respectively. Also, I had written a Michael/Ryan drabble in a comment for [livejournal.com profile] tinted_glass the other day, so I went ahead and edited that in (even though I'm pretty sure that Ryan's voice is completely off, but [livejournal.com profile] tinted_glass assures me it's okay, so I'm letting you all read it). Apparently I am in a drabbling mood, so if any of you all want more, hit me with some prompts.

Also, I didn't wake up until 1:30pm today. I feel like a total bum. I missed my entire morning! My day is all off now. It's almost supper time and I just ate breakfast.

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