firthgal: (avatar - iroh cry)
The Tale of Iroh is officially one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life.



I've watched this song at least 5 times now, and I cry harder every time. OH MY GOD. IROH. I wish the entire sequence was on YouTube, because to get the full impact you need to see how utterly wonderful this man is, but even just that little bit is still wicked heartbreaking. He's just so sweet and open and peaceful and ridiculous and aware, and the short showed us all of that, but then it all leads up to this scene that is so beautiful and tragic in its simplicity. I can't get over how successfully this cartoon pulls off Iroh's brokenness in such a subtle way. This was probably the most overt it's been, and GOD was it beautiful. I would certainly rank this with the Carl/Ellie sequence in Up that makes me bawl every time I watch it. Anyway, when the "In honor of Mako" showed up, it hit me that Iroh is probably going to die considering the show went through 2008 and Mako died in 2006. He's going to die, isn't he? And I will probably cry even harder than I did with this scene, won't I? *sigh*

Momo's tale made me cry, too, which is ridiculous, but I never quite realized the depth of his love for Appa until we got that glimpse of his life. The Katara/Toph one also made me tear up a little bit. Oh, Toph. I love her so very much (also... I think I've started shipping her with Sokka? Ack, what is with me and inappropriate ships? But seriously, their banter is epic. I am still in love with Aang/Toph too, though. And Aang/Katara. And Zuko/Katara. And Mai/Zuko. Basically, I went from shipping no one to shipping everyone).



Meme time! Because it has been too damn long.

Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things that you love that begin with that letter and then post that list on your journal.

[livejournal.com profile] otempora42 gave me "H"

Take a wild guess at what #1 is )

Meme #2

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

She gave me: buffy/giles, dead like me, ed helms, howard wolowitz, robin williams, will ferrell, and xander/dracula

Oh, Howard, you are getting so much love from me tonight )
firthgal: (avatar - iroh cry)
The Tale of Iroh is officially one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life.



I've watched this song at least 5 times now, and I cry harder every time. OH MY GOD. IROH. I wish the entire sequence was on YouTube, because to get the full impact you need to see how utterly wonderful this man is, but even just that little bit is still wicked heartbreaking. He's just so sweet and open and peaceful and ridiculous and aware, and the short showed us all of that, but then it all leads up to this scene that is so beautiful and tragic in its simplicity. I can't get over how successfully this cartoon pulls off Iroh's brokenness in such a subtle way. This was probably the most overt it's been, and GOD was it beautiful. I would certainly rank this with the Carl/Ellie sequence in Up that makes me bawl every time I watch it. Anyway, when the "In honor of Mako" showed up, it hit me that Iroh is probably going to die considering the show went through 2008 and Mako died in 2006. He's going to die, isn't he? And I will probably cry even harder than I did with this scene, won't I? *sigh*

Momo's tale made me cry, too, which is ridiculous, but I never quite realized the depth of his love for Appa until we got that glimpse of his life. The Katara/Toph one also made me tear up a little bit. Oh, Toph. I love her so very much (also... I think I've started shipping her with Sokka? Ack, what is with me and inappropriate ships? But seriously, their banter is epic. I am still in love with Aang/Toph too, though. And Aang/Katara. And Zuko/Katara. And Mai/Zuko. Basically, I went from shipping no one to shipping everyone).



Meme time! Because it has been too damn long.

Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things that you love that begin with that letter and then post that list on your journal.

[livejournal.com profile] otempora42 gave me "H"

Take a wild guess at what #1 is )

Meme #2

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

She gave me: buffy/giles, dead like me, ed helms, howard wolowitz, robin williams, will ferrell, and xander/dracula

Oh, Howard, you are getting so much love from me tonight )
firthgal: (giles - perplexed vestiness)
So, Ugly Betty. You know how I had a psycho freakout last week about Danimina? (wait, that's what the ship is called, right? These portmanteaus get so confusing, and the Ugly Betty fandom insists on using them) Anyway, I had a psycho freakout, because it's a ship that just makes me cringe in canon (I dig the idea in theory, but not in practice, I guess?), and that's exactly what this episode made me do. I was cringing SO HARD, and at one point I looked very much like Ignacio while he was watching his ridiculous movie. But on the plus side, Wilhelmina did exactly what I thought she would do, and it was all very humorous, so I guess my cringing was worth it. Maybe? Or at least it was until the end. Ack, show! Ack! But oh well, it made me laugh, so I'm not going to be crazy over it. But seriously, I do hate that it's more canon than Daniel/Betty at this point. Psh, EVERYTHING is more canon than Daniel/Betty at this point. But I am excited for the next new episode, because it looks like it will FINALLY be an episode about Daniel and Betty's relationship, which I am so unclear on, especially after tonight's ep where Betty was summarizing her life and didn't even mention Daniel. It's like they no longer exist to each other. Even in the scene where they were actually talking with each other (or at each other), they just didn't have that connect that they used to have. I miss them, damn it! It is not enough to just get sporadic moments that sometimes remind us they're friends. Remember the premiere for this season? How inseparable they were? How lost Betty felt while he was gone? I MISS THAT. So, I'm hoping that the episode in two weeks gives us some insight there. Also, I am a total sucker for Daniel/Betty angst, especially since their make up scenes are beyond adorable, so bring it on!

As for the episode tonight, despite all my cringing, I actually found it to be quite hilarious. It felt like a classic ep since we got the funny and the overcoming obstacles and the heartwarming moments and the heartbreaking drama all in one episode. The Hilda scene at the end made me cry buckets. Good lord, I am such a cry baby when it comes to babies. The Betty/Marc moments were so, so wonderful in this ep. As much as I complain about the lack of Daniel/Betty, I am willing to sacrifice them every now and then if it means we get all that beautiful Betty/Marc development. Amanda was awesome as always.

Okay, Conan is on, so I will shut up now.

ETA: AAAAAAH, ED HELMS ED HELMS ED HELMS!!!! ED HELMS WAS JUST ON CONAN. AND HE SANG. ABOUT CONAN. AND THE GUESTS. OMG, ED, I LOVE YOU. PLEASE MARRY ME AND SING "I DO DO DO-DO-D-DOOOOOOOO!"
firthgal: (giles - perplexed vestiness)
So, Ugly Betty. You know how I had a psycho freakout last week about Danimina? (wait, that's what the ship is called, right? These portmanteaus get so confusing, and the Ugly Betty fandom insists on using them) Anyway, I had a psycho freakout, because it's a ship that just makes me cringe in canon (I dig the idea in theory, but not in practice, I guess?), and that's exactly what this episode made me do. I was cringing SO HARD, and at one point I looked very much like Ignacio while he was watching his ridiculous movie. But on the plus side, Wilhelmina did exactly what I thought she would do, and it was all very humorous, so I guess my cringing was worth it. Maybe? Or at least it was until the end. Ack, show! Ack! But oh well, it made me laugh, so I'm not going to be crazy over it. But seriously, I do hate that it's more canon than Daniel/Betty at this point. Psh, EVERYTHING is more canon than Daniel/Betty at this point. But I am excited for the next new episode, because it looks like it will FINALLY be an episode about Daniel and Betty's relationship, which I am so unclear on, especially after tonight's ep where Betty was summarizing her life and didn't even mention Daniel. It's like they no longer exist to each other. Even in the scene where they were actually talking with each other (or at each other), they just didn't have that connect that they used to have. I miss them, damn it! It is not enough to just get sporadic moments that sometimes remind us they're friends. Remember the premiere for this season? How inseparable they were? How lost Betty felt while he was gone? I MISS THAT. So, I'm hoping that the episode in two weeks gives us some insight there. Also, I am a total sucker for Daniel/Betty angst, especially since their make up scenes are beyond adorable, so bring it on!

As for the episode tonight, despite all my cringing, I actually found it to be quite hilarious. It felt like a classic ep since we got the funny and the overcoming obstacles and the heartwarming moments and the heartbreaking drama all in one episode. The Hilda scene at the end made me cry buckets. Good lord, I am such a cry baby when it comes to babies. The Betty/Marc moments were so, so wonderful in this ep. As much as I complain about the lack of Daniel/Betty, I am willing to sacrifice them every now and then if it means we get all that beautiful Betty/Marc development. Amanda was awesome as always.

Okay, Conan is on, so I will shut up now.

ETA: AAAAAAH, ED HELMS ED HELMS ED HELMS!!!! ED HELMS WAS JUST ON CONAN. AND HE SANG. ABOUT CONAN. AND THE GUESTS. OMG, ED, I LOVE YOU. PLEASE MARRY ME AND SING "I DO DO DO-DO-D-DOOOOOOOO!"
firthgal: (andy - cry)
- COMMUNITY! This show is shaping up to be so much better than my initial judgment of it. And do you know why? Because it is properly using its ensemble and making Jeff less douchey (or, more of a lovable douche, I guess). I think this is the first ep where I loved each and every character a ridiculous amount. Especially Annie. And... I think I ship Annie/Senor Chang? Oh god, they are hot in a creepy sort of way. Mind you, I also loved Annie/English Professor Dude and Annie/Abed, and even Annie/Troy a little bit, so I suppose I ship her with just about everyone. But Annie/Senor Chang is my OTP as of this moment. Also, Jeff and Shirley make the greatest BFFs ever. And Jeff/Britta did not annoy the crap out of me during this episode! And I loved the hippie dude with the little nipples! So, yeah, I dug it. Definitely the best episode this season.

- PARKS AND REC! Once again, hilarious. I sort of can't get over how consistently hilarious this show has been this season. And I really can't get over how much I love Leslie/Dave. THEY ARE SO CUTESY, AND YET THEY MAKE ME GIGGLE LIKE A SCHOOLGIRL! I love them. And I continue to sort of ship Ron/April (but not really, because my heart still belongs to Leslie/Ron, but, you know, Ron and April make me laugh).

- THE FREAKING OFFICE! Ooooooh, I loved it. I got a little tired towards the end as I usually do when this show is an hour long, but for the most part it was highly enjoyable. I think I was expecting more from it since it was supposed to be such an epic episode, but I guess it was epic for the Jim/Pam shippers, so the show covered that part of it (I was wrong, by the way, didn't cry at all. I did, however, cry at the promo that they kept showing before the episode, so I don't know if that counts or not).

Spoilers )

- It's Always Sunny was kind of terrible tonight. I don't know what's up with this show. It used to make me laugh harder than anything. Now I just tend to shake my head at it. BUMMER. Although, the salting thing cracked me up pretty hard, so... at least there was that.
firthgal: (andy - cry)
- COMMUNITY! This show is shaping up to be so much better than my initial judgment of it. And do you know why? Because it is properly using its ensemble and making Jeff less douchey (or, more of a lovable douche, I guess). I think this is the first ep where I loved each and every character a ridiculous amount. Especially Annie. And... I think I ship Annie/Senor Chang? Oh god, they are hot in a creepy sort of way. Mind you, I also loved Annie/English Professor Dude and Annie/Abed, and even Annie/Troy a little bit, so I suppose I ship her with just about everyone. But Annie/Senor Chang is my OTP as of this moment. Also, Jeff and Shirley make the greatest BFFs ever. And Jeff/Britta did not annoy the crap out of me during this episode! And I loved the hippie dude with the little nipples! So, yeah, I dug it. Definitely the best episode this season.

- PARKS AND REC! Once again, hilarious. I sort of can't get over how consistently hilarious this show has been this season. And I really can't get over how much I love Leslie/Dave. THEY ARE SO CUTESY, AND YET THEY MAKE ME GIGGLE LIKE A SCHOOLGIRL! I love them. And I continue to sort of ship Ron/April (but not really, because my heart still belongs to Leslie/Ron, but, you know, Ron and April make me laugh).

- THE FREAKING OFFICE! Ooooooh, I loved it. I got a little tired towards the end as I usually do when this show is an hour long, but for the most part it was highly enjoyable. I think I was expecting more from it since it was supposed to be such an epic episode, but I guess it was epic for the Jim/Pam shippers, so the show covered that part of it (I was wrong, by the way, didn't cry at all. I did, however, cry at the promo that they kept showing before the episode, so I don't know if that counts or not).

Spoilers )

- It's Always Sunny was kind of terrible tonight. I don't know what's up with this show. It used to make me laugh harder than anything. Now I just tend to shake my head at it. BUMMER. Although, the salting thing cracked me up pretty hard, so... at least there was that.
firthgal: (uther morgana - flirty mcflirtster)
I woke up to:

1. Lovely comments about my awful Uther/Morgana porny cartoon. OH, YOU GUYS. &hearts

2. THESE SEXY BITCHES.

3. Rain. And clouds. And more rain. BUT LOOK AT THOSE SEXY BITCHES IN #2!

4. THERE IS VIDEO OF THOSE SEXY BITCHES!



5. I am done with the list of stuff I woke up to, but I'm sticking with the numbers anyway.

6. I find myself seriously debating whether I want to buy the Season 5 Office DVDs. But then I remember how FRUSTRATED I was with season 5, and I think, "Don't waste the moola. You don't have any anyway." But then I see that it's only $31.99 at Best Buy and I think, "HOLY CRAP! GOTTA GET IT!" But then I remember, "HEY, IDIOT, REMEMBER HOW YOU REALLY DIDN'T DIG THE FIRST HALF OF SEASON 5?" So... yeah. I'm not going to buy it. But I want it. Purely for the extras. I can just rent it for that though. I've been so non-caring about s5 that I've never even bothered to look at the listings for the commentaries. Or maybe I did and Ed Helms wasn't on them so I didn't care? I don't know. He is Mr. Movie Man now, so, he's probably too busy to do the commentaries. Just like Steve. *sniff*

7. Remember that whole Office rare pair gift exchange thingie (now located on [livejournal.com profile] ipod_ovenmitt)? I had NO IDEA that it was going to be anonymous. And now everyone from my f-list who is participating will probably know right away which submission is mine (it's not like it's hard to figure it out though. I've inserted too many of my own quirks for people to not know). But anyway, I am way too addicted to getting these little goodies revealed to us each day. It is sad how much I love the non-canon pairings on this show. Heck, I'd probably even jump at the chance to read a Creed/Angela fic. In fact, now I want one.

8. CHECK OUT THE SEXY BITCHES IN #2. AND 4.

9. I really need to stop this procrastinating nonsense. I blame Anthony Head.

10. I rewatched the first 2 eps of Merlin last night (instead of my typical just watching the Anthony Head scenes) and ooooooh how I was charmed all over again by Merlin/Arthur! I love those crazy kids. They will discover their love someday. Also, I found myself catching every little trace of Arthur/Gwen, because somehow I've become wicked excited for the development of their romance. I think it's because the fandom in general is so anti Arthur/Gwen and I always end up championing the underdogs. And I like subtle buildup of ships, and the show has been doing just that all along (I just, you know, failed to notice it since I was too busy swooning over the Merlin/Arthur love). I'm hoping the show keeps them subtle. Also, I'm catching the little Uther/Morgana moments from the early eps that I hadn't previously. Well... I don't know if it's "catching" so much as "fanwanking."

ETA: I am currently watching the sneak peak of Modern Family that TWoP sent me, and OMG, THIS SHOW IS SO MADE OF WIN. It is definitely going to be added to my list of shows to watch this fall.
firthgal: (Default)
I woke up to:

1. Lovely comments about my awful Uther/Morgana porny cartoon. OH, YOU GUYS. &hearts

2. THESE SEXY BITCHES.

3. Rain. And clouds. And more rain. BUT LOOK AT THOSE SEXY BITCHES IN #2!

4. THERE IS VIDEO OF THOSE SEXY BITCHES!



5. I am done with the list of stuff I woke up to, but I'm sticking with the numbers anyway.

6. I find myself seriously debating whether I want to buy the Season 5 Office DVDs. But then I remember how FRUSTRATED I was with season 5, and I think, "Don't waste the moola. You don't have any anyway." But then I see that it's only $31.99 at Best Buy and I think, "HOLY CRAP! GOTTA GET IT!" But then I remember, "HEY, IDIOT, REMEMBER HOW YOU REALLY DIDN'T DIG THE FIRST HALF OF SEASON 5?" So... yeah. I'm not going to buy it. But I want it. Purely for the extras. I can just rent it for that though. I've been so non-caring about s5 that I've never even bothered to look at the listings for the commentaries. Or maybe I did and Ed Helms wasn't on them so I didn't care? I don't know. He is Mr. Movie Man now, so, he's probably too busy to do the commentaries. Just like Steve. *sniff*

7. Remember that whole Office rare pair gift exchange thingie (now located on [livejournal.com profile] ipod_ovenmitt)? I had NO IDEA that it was going to be anonymous. And now everyone from my f-list who is participating will probably know right away which submission is mine (it's not like it's hard to figure it out though. I've inserted too many of my own quirks for people to not know). But anyway, I am way too addicted to getting these little goodies revealed to us each day. It is sad how much I love the non-canon pairings on this show. Heck, I'd probably even jump at the chance to read a Creed/Angela fic. In fact, now I want one.

8. CHECK OUT THE SEXY BITCHES IN #2. AND 4.

9. I really need to stop this procrastinating nonsense. I blame Anthony Head.

10. I rewatched the first 2 eps of Merlin last night (instead of my typical just watching the Anthony Head scenes) and ooooooh how I was charmed all over again by Merlin/Arthur! I love those crazy kids. They will discover their love someday. Also, I found myself catching every little trace of Arthur/Gwen, because somehow I've become wicked excited for the development of their romance. I think it's because the fandom in general is so anti Arthur/Gwen and I always end up championing the underdogs. And I like subtle buildup of ships, and the show has been doing just that all along (I just, you know, failed to notice it since I was too busy swooning over the Merlin/Arthur love). I'm hoping the show keeps them subtle. Also, I'm catching the little Uther/Morgana moments from the early eps that I hadn't previously. Well... I don't know if it's "catching" so much as "fanwanking."

ETA: I am currently watching the sneak peak of Modern Family that TWoP sent me, and OMG, THIS SHOW IS SO MADE OF WIN. It is definitely going to be added to my list of shows to watch this fall.
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
ED HELMS!!!!!! HOW DID I NOT KNOW HE WAS THE GUEST ON CONAN TONIGHT? OMG, I LOVE HIM! HE MADE ME ENJOY A JONAS BROTHERS SONG! AND THEN HE MADE HIS HANGOVER SONG EVEN MORE EPIC! OMG, I LOVE HIM! ED ED ED! ED!!!! SO FRAKKING ADORABLE!

Oh dear god, the JBros are performing for real now. Oh ugh. Blech. *shudder* Love Bug seems to be the only song of theirs that I can stand.

Anyway, I love Ed for being a total dork. Civil war re-enactment. Oh, Ed. I love you. Stay nerdy, my man.
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
ED HELMS!!!!!! HOW DID I NOT KNOW HE WAS THE GUEST ON CONAN TONIGHT? OMG, I LOVE HIM! HE MADE ME ENJOY A JONAS BROTHERS SONG! AND THEN HE MADE HIS HANGOVER SONG EVEN MORE EPIC! OMG, I LOVE HIM! ED ED ED! ED!!!! SO FRAKKING ADORABLE!

Oh dear god, the JBros are performing for real now. Oh ugh. Blech. *shudder* Love Bug seems to be the only song of theirs that I can stand.

Anyway, I love Ed for being a total dork. Civil war re-enactment. Oh, Ed. I love you. Stay nerdy, my man.
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: (andy - smile)
Just watched it. Ed was amazing. And adorable. And awesome. And wonderful. I LOVE HIM. But... Alan was actually my favorite character, not Stu. But Ed was still adorable! I love that dude. Hard. But he didn't really get to be the him that I love till towards the end, and in the first half of the film everyone is such a dick to him that I just kept getting all sadface because he was being such a sweetheart and everyone's walking all over him. I swear, he makes me feel for him so freaking much no matter what character he's playing. He's just got that innocent thing down pat. But then he started being obnoxious and hilarious and I kind of love that, so it's all good. Bradley Cooper's character? I honestly thought that I would despise him, which I did at first, but as the film went on I actually liked him.

The film had me laughing all the way through, but there was nothing that got me laughing like a lunatic, so while I enjoyed it, I didn't particularly think it was as good as everyone is saying it is. Perhaps my expectations were just too big because of all the positive reviews out there, or maybe I just need to watch it a few more times, because there is a LOT going on in this film that probably takes a few rewatches to properly appreciate. But I'm never big on films that show boobs just for the sake of showing boobs, and I have this inexplicable aversion to Heather Graham (and her boobs, apparently), so... I don't know. I still prefer stuff like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Was never big on Old School and Wedding Crashers (or Superbad or 40 Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up). I don't know. Do I just not like comedies that have actual plots and tight writing? I guess so. Well, it's not that I don't like all those films that I listed, because I've watched them all repeatedly, I just don't like them as much as I like Anchorman and Talladega Nights.

ANYWAY, The Hangover was good fun, but not sure if it's one that I'll watch endlessly. If Ed wasn't in it, I'd probably just watch it once and that would be that. But since Ed is in it, I'll probably watch it a billion times and it will eventually grow on me and I'll probably end up ranking it up there with Anchorman, because I am wishy washy like that. But the best part of the film was definitely this song:



I was so happy that was actually in the film and not just done for the teasers (although that last clip with the tiger in the elevator isn't in the film, and I loved that clip). But anyway, I think I'm saying that The Hangover was good? Yes. It was good. A top favorite of mine? No. But still pretty awesome.

Also, I am sad that people are dissing Will Ferrell just because Land of the Lost was a total dud. I STILL LOVE YOU, WILL! YOU ARE MY MAN! You just... kind of suck at picking movie roles that you didn't write yourself. I am still traumatized by Semi-Pro. That movie was awful. If they're going to diss Will, it should be over that movie. Of course, I haven't seen Land of the Lost yet, but it can't possibly be worse than Semi-Pro. And let's not forget Bewitched. *shudder* See, I think LotL probably suffered in the same way that Bewitched did. It just wasn't the right fit for Will's comedy. The bits of Bewitched where Will was able to do his usual brand of comedy were hilarious, but so very out of place, and the bits where he had to do the scripted comedy were just kind of meh. It's probably the same with LotL. I don't even know what happened with Semi-Pro. That one was just awful all around. I'm sorry Will, but it's true. But I still love you. Just go back to SNL and stay there forever and ever, because I can't seem to enjoy SNL without you there. I know it's been 7 years, but still. I miss you on there. A lot.
firthgal: (andy - smile)
Just watched it. Ed was amazing. And adorable. And awesome. And wonderful. I LOVE HIM. But... Alan was actually my favorite character, not Stu. But Ed was still adorable! I love that dude. Hard. But he didn't really get to be the him that I love till towards the end, and in the first half of the film everyone is such a dick to him that I just kept getting all sadface because he was being such a sweetheart and everyone's walking all over him. I swear, he makes me feel for him so freaking much no matter what character he's playing. He's just got that innocent thing down pat. But then he started being obnoxious and hilarious and I kind of love that, so it's all good. Bradley Cooper's character? I honestly thought that I would despise him, which I did at first, but as the film went on I actually liked him.

The film had me laughing all the way through, but there was nothing that got me laughing like a lunatic, so while I enjoyed it, I didn't particularly think it was as good as everyone is saying it is. Perhaps my expectations were just too big because of all the positive reviews out there, or maybe I just need to watch it a few more times, because there is a LOT going on in this film that probably takes a few rewatches to properly appreciate. But I'm never big on films that show boobs just for the sake of showing boobs, and I have this inexplicable aversion to Heather Graham (and her boobs, apparently), so... I don't know. I still prefer stuff like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Was never big on Old School and Wedding Crashers (or Superbad or 40 Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up). I don't know. Do I just not like comedies that have actual plots and tight writing? I guess so. Well, it's not that I don't like all those films that I listed, because I've watched them all repeatedly, I just don't like them as much as I like Anchorman and Talladega Nights.

ANYWAY, The Hangover was good fun, but not sure if it's one that I'll watch endlessly. If Ed wasn't in it, I'd probably just watch it once and that would be that. But since Ed is in it, I'll probably watch it a billion times and it will eventually grow on me and I'll probably end up ranking it up there with Anchorman, because I am wishy washy like that. But the best part of the film was definitely this song:



I was so happy that was actually in the film and not just done for the teasers (although that last clip with the tiger in the elevator isn't in the film, and I loved that clip). But anyway, I think I'm saying that The Hangover was good? Yes. It was good. A top favorite of mine? No. But still pretty awesome.

Also, I am sad that people are dissing Will Ferrell just because Land of the Lost was a total dud. I STILL LOVE YOU, WILL! YOU ARE MY MAN! You just... kind of suck at picking movie roles that you didn't write yourself. I am still traumatized by Semi-Pro. That movie was awful. If they're going to diss Will, it should be over that movie. Of course, I haven't seen Land of the Lost yet, but it can't possibly be worse than Semi-Pro. And let's not forget Bewitched. *shudder* See, I think LotL probably suffered in the same way that Bewitched did. It just wasn't the right fit for Will's comedy. The bits of Bewitched where Will was able to do his usual brand of comedy were hilarious, but so very out of place, and the bits where he had to do the scripted comedy were just kind of meh. It's probably the same with LotL. I don't even know what happened with Semi-Pro. That one was just awful all around. I'm sorry Will, but it's true. But I still love you. Just go back to SNL and stay there forever and ever, because I can't seem to enjoy SNL without you there. I know it's been 7 years, but still. I miss you on there. A lot.

Hmm...

Apr. 14th, 2009 12:24 pm
firthgal: (dollhouse - boyd topher)
Did you know that reading every single Boyd/Topher fic in existence just before you go to bed for some reason causes you to have dreams about a Dwight/Andy/Oscar love triangle??? Well, I didn't either. It was pretty crazy. And, Oscar was in love with Dwight instead of Andy, and Dwight and Oscar had had a big fight and that's why Dwight was being so BFF with Andy. HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE OSCAR JEALOUS! And Oscar was wearing this shiny pink elegant shirt with white stripes and no tie and he looked totally sharp, but I'm kind of embarrassed that my mind automatically put him in shiny pink while Dwight and Andy looked like their usual selves. Anyway, Oscar was watching their antics through Dwight's window, because Dwight was having a party at his house and he had invited everyone but Oscar but Oscar didn't know this, he had just gone to Dwight's house to talk to him and noticed Andy and Dwight being disturbing together, and Oscar bursts through the door and gets embarrassed when he sees that everyone is there, and he's like, "You invited everyone? Even Roy?" and Roy waves and awkwardly says, "Hey..." And Dwight is looking all smug and he has his arm around Andy and Andy is oblivious as always and desperately trying to figure out what's going on and Oscar and Dwight start arguing and Oscar says, "What's your game, Dwight? What is this? Why are you with him?" Poor Andy is hurt by this statement. And Dwight gets in Oscar's face and he's like, "What's YOUR game?" I don't know, it was weird. WHY WAS IT OSCAR/DWIGHT? WHY? WHY COULDN'T IT BE OSCAR/ANDY? OR WHY COULDN'T DWIGHT ACTUALLY BE IN LOVE WITH ANDY? ARGH, MY BRAIN! It insisted on leaving Andy just as unloved as he is on the show. *sigh* But I'm pretty sure Oscar loves him on the show. The more I watch that last scene where Dwight and Andy are debating over whether every song ever is better in a capella, Oscar looks on with this forlorn expression and HE IS SO HOPELESSLY IN LOVE WITH ANDY! He's happy that Andy is finally being accepted by someone else in the office, but it is breaking his heart that Andy and Dwight are spending every single minute together and Oscar misses him and OBVIOUSLY there needs to be a post-ep fic about this. Is there one? Have I missed it with all my reading of Boyd/Topher and Buffy/Giles fics?

Also, waking up to these lovely Office spoiler pics on my f-list did nothing to quell my brain from believing that Andy is madly in love with Dwight:

Orange is totally Ed Helms' color. Good god is that man sexy )

OH, YOU GUYS! I'm not sure when it happened, but Andy is gay. There's just no other explanation. He has to be. I... actually balk now when I see people pairing him with ladies. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! I used to be a diehard Kelly/Andy shipper! And an avid Karen/Andy reader! What happened? I don't know. For some reason I now find it completely unbelievable for him to actually be in love with a woman. But technically, Andy would probably fall in love with anyone, be it man or woman, who would love him back unconditionally. He just needs to be loved. I think he wants to fulfill the societal role that he believes he should, because that's what he does, that's what drives him, but... he usually fails miserably at trying to be things that he isn't. And, being with ladies is the main thing that he fails at. He just needs to embrace what will actually make him happy as opposed to what society tells him will make him happy. Oh, Andy. I hope you realize that someday. And hopefully you will realize that with Oscar. Or Dwight. Or Kelly (see? still a diehard shipper).

Anywho, Boyd/Topher. They rock my world. If Dollhouse could actually survive past season 1, I'm fairly certain that they'd become my #1 slash ship. They're just... they're so understated, yet their bond is undeniable. I love how Topher makes him smile and openly flirts with him, and I love how the simple presence of Boyd makes Topher calm down in any situation. He loves Boyd. So very much. And Tornado in a Teacup by [livejournal.com profile] morganize did a great job of capturing all of that. The beginning prose are a little confusing (or at least, they were for me) but once you get to the second section it is absolute perfection. The dialog is so spot on, and the author did such a great job of explaining Topher's feelings for him but never actually acknowledging that it's anything other than friendship except for a few brief moments where he analyzes his reaction to Boyd being so focused on Echo, and just... I love this author so much for 1) getting their banter down brilliantly, 2) not once neglecting Boyd's devotion to Echo, and 3) keeping Topher and Boyd's feelings for each other completely subtle and surprising to both of them when it culminates into this beautifully simplistic gesture at the end. I loved it! Oh, those two. I need this show to survive. It has to! I need to see Topher finally acknowledge his big gay love for big manly Boyd! Ooooh, I love Boyd. So very much.

Hmm...

Apr. 14th, 2009 12:24 pm
firthgal: (dollhouse - boyd topher)
Did you know that reading every single Boyd/Topher fic in existence just before you go to bed for some reason causes you to have dreams about a Dwight/Andy/Oscar love triangle??? Well, I didn't either. It was pretty crazy. And, Oscar was in love with Dwight instead of Andy, and Dwight and Oscar had had a big fight and that's why Dwight was being so BFF with Andy. HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE OSCAR JEALOUS! And Oscar was wearing this shiny pink elegant shirt with white stripes and no tie and he looked totally sharp, but I'm kind of embarrassed that my mind automatically put him in shiny pink while Dwight and Andy looked like their usual selves. Anyway, Oscar was watching their antics through Dwight's window, because Dwight was having a party at his house and he had invited everyone but Oscar but Oscar didn't know this, he had just gone to Dwight's house to talk to him and noticed Andy and Dwight being disturbing together, and Oscar bursts through the door and gets embarrassed when he sees that everyone is there, and he's like, "You invited everyone? Even Roy?" and Roy waves and awkwardly says, "Hey..." And Dwight is looking all smug and he has his arm around Andy and Andy is oblivious as always and desperately trying to figure out what's going on and Oscar and Dwight start arguing and Oscar says, "What's your game, Dwight? What is this? Why are you with him?" Poor Andy is hurt by this statement. And Dwight gets in Oscar's face and he's like, "What's YOUR game?" I don't know, it was weird. WHY WAS IT OSCAR/DWIGHT? WHY? WHY COULDN'T IT BE OSCAR/ANDY? OR WHY COULDN'T DWIGHT ACTUALLY BE IN LOVE WITH ANDY? ARGH, MY BRAIN! It insisted on leaving Andy just as unloved as he is on the show. *sigh* But I'm pretty sure Oscar loves him on the show. The more I watch that last scene where Dwight and Andy are debating over whether every song ever is better in a capella, Oscar looks on with this forlorn expression and HE IS SO HOPELESSLY IN LOVE WITH ANDY! He's happy that Andy is finally being accepted by someone else in the office, but it is breaking his heart that Andy and Dwight are spending every single minute together and Oscar misses him and OBVIOUSLY there needs to be a post-ep fic about this. Is there one? Have I missed it with all my reading of Boyd/Topher and Buffy/Giles fics?

Also, waking up to these lovely Office spoiler pics on my f-list did nothing to quell my brain from believing that Andy is madly in love with Dwight:

Orange is totally Ed Helms' color. Good god is that man sexy )

OH, YOU GUYS! I'm not sure when it happened, but Andy is gay. There's just no other explanation. He has to be. I... actually balk now when I see people pairing him with ladies. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! I used to be a diehard Kelly/Andy shipper! And an avid Karen/Andy reader! What happened? I don't know. For some reason I now find it completely unbelievable for him to actually be in love with a woman. But technically, Andy would probably fall in love with anyone, be it man or woman, who would love him back unconditionally. He just needs to be loved. I think he wants to fulfill the societal role that he believes he should, because that's what he does, that's what drives him, but... he usually fails miserably at trying to be things that he isn't. And, being with ladies is the main thing that he fails at. He just needs to embrace what will actually make him happy as opposed to what society tells him will make him happy. Oh, Andy. I hope you realize that someday. And hopefully you will realize that with Oscar. Or Dwight. Or Kelly (see? still a diehard shipper).

Anywho, Boyd/Topher. They rock my world. If Dollhouse could actually survive past season 1, I'm fairly certain that they'd become my #1 slash ship. They're just... they're so understated, yet their bond is undeniable. I love how Topher makes him smile and openly flirts with him, and I love how the simple presence of Boyd makes Topher calm down in any situation. He loves Boyd. So very much. And Tornado in a Teacup by [livejournal.com profile] morganize did a great job of capturing all of that. The beginning prose are a little confusing (or at least, they were for me) but once you get to the second section it is absolute perfection. The dialog is so spot on, and the author did such a great job of explaining Topher's feelings for him but never actually acknowledging that it's anything other than friendship except for a few brief moments where he analyzes his reaction to Boyd being so focused on Echo, and just... I love this author so much for 1) getting their banter down brilliantly, 2) not once neglecting Boyd's devotion to Echo, and 3) keeping Topher and Boyd's feelings for each other completely subtle and surprising to both of them when it culminates into this beautifully simplistic gesture at the end. I loved it! Oh, those two. I need this show to survive. It has to! I need to see Topher finally acknowledge his big gay love for big manly Boyd! Ooooh, I love Boyd. So very much.
firthgal: (ASH - ASH)
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, boff, and throw off a cliff. You must choose one person for each label.


[livejournal.com profile] michellek decided to make it hard and gave me Anthony Stewart Head, Ed Helms, and Will Ferrell. Can I just turn Mormon and marry them all? Or... wait. It's the man that gets to have multiple spouses. Damn. Okay:

This may or may not shock you )

In other news, I continue working my through The Lost Slayer, and dudes, DUDES, I am so heartbroken that we never got to see vampire!Giles on the show. Even if it was just a one-off AU episode. I WANT TO SEE IT SO BADLY! *sigh* But anyway, vamp Giles is wicked badass, naturally, and of course he's playing with Buffy, watching her in action and being proud instead of angry, and even with this demon inside of him, he yearns for Buffy to be by his side. His game is totally thrown off when Buffy escapes and Spike notices, and GOD, YOU GUYS! Spike basically talks about her like she's the love of Giles' life, only he does it in subtle ways so as to not throw off the "She's like my daughter" and "He's like my father" statements of Giles and Buffy, but guys, Spike knows. Spike knows that Buffy fills Giles' heart in the same way that Drusilla filled his. It's a different kind of love, obviously, but he knows that Buffy is Giles' greatest weakness. He cares too much about her, even in his evil state. She's the only thing he gets emotional about. And he wants her to be by his side, he wants his blood to flow through her veins so that he can truly call her his own. GAH! So, even if I just look at it as father/daughter, that's a pretty epic love right there. He wants more than anything for her to be his and his alone. He's even gotten rid of Joyce for that very reason (I suspect). And, okay, I know the book was written for teenagers and therefore has to stay somewhat innocent so they can't even touch on the connotations of Giles siring Buffy and comparing that to Darla siring Angel and Angel siring Drusilla and Drusilla siring Spike, all of whom had sexual relations with their sires. The book completely fails to make that connection. And you know that without the barriers of appropriateness put on them, evil Buffy and Giles would be doing each other like rabbits. I'M SORRY, BUT IT'S TRUE! Giles would no longer prevent himself from giving in to his base thoughts about her (which we know he has considering his dream in Restless, where his thoughts go from mentor/student to flirty man/woman to father/daughter, so obviously the man is terribly confused when it comes to Buffy), and vampire Buffy probably wouldn't have any qualms about doing it with vampire Giles, or else she'd scorn him and he'd lose his cool and everything he's built up in order to take over the world will come crashing down on him because Buffy is his everything, even in death. Or Buffy would take over and push Giles out as the king. ANYWAY, Giles wants her to be his queen. They don't explicitly say that, but the implication is clear. I know the book doesn't mean it in a sexual way, but they're vampires, and Giles has waited five years for her, no other woman ever taking her place in his heart. HOW AM I NOT SUPPOSED TO READ ROMANTIC IMPLICATIONS INTO THAT? Seriously. Buffy/Giles is so messed up, man. So messed up. Especially when Giles is evil. Now I wish I could find a fic where Buffy and Giles are vampires together, sort of like Spike and Drusilla, but not Spike and Drusilla, because they'd be small potatoes compared to the destruction that Buffy and Giles could do, and I so want their confused love to be explored while they are both evil. I don't suppose Giles succeeds in turning Buffy in this book? Because that would be awesome. *sigh*
firthgal: (ASH - ASH)
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, boff, and throw off a cliff. You must choose one person for each label.


[livejournal.com profile] michellek decided to make it hard and gave me Anthony Stewart Head, Ed Helms, and Will Ferrell. Can I just turn Mormon and marry them all? Or... wait. It's the man that gets to have multiple spouses. Damn. Okay:

This may or may not shock you )

In other news, I continue working my through The Lost Slayer, and dudes, DUDES, I am so heartbroken that we never got to see vampire!Giles on the show. Even if it was just a one-off AU episode. I WANT TO SEE IT SO BADLY! *sigh* But anyway, vamp Giles is wicked badass, naturally, and of course he's playing with Buffy, watching her in action and being proud instead of angry, and even with this demon inside of him, he yearns for Buffy to be by his side. His game is totally thrown off when Buffy escapes and Spike notices, and GOD, YOU GUYS! Spike basically talks about her like she's the love of Giles' life, only he does it in subtle ways so as to not throw off the "She's like my daughter" and "He's like my father" statements of Giles and Buffy, but guys, Spike knows. Spike knows that Buffy fills Giles' heart in the same way that Drusilla filled his. It's a different kind of love, obviously, but he knows that Buffy is Giles' greatest weakness. He cares too much about her, even in his evil state. She's the only thing he gets emotional about. And he wants her to be by his side, he wants his blood to flow through her veins so that he can truly call her his own. GAH! So, even if I just look at it as father/daughter, that's a pretty epic love right there. He wants more than anything for her to be his and his alone. He's even gotten rid of Joyce for that very reason (I suspect). And, okay, I know the book was written for teenagers and therefore has to stay somewhat innocent so they can't even touch on the connotations of Giles siring Buffy and comparing that to Darla siring Angel and Angel siring Drusilla and Drusilla siring Spike, all of whom had sexual relations with their sires. The book completely fails to make that connection. And you know that without the barriers of appropriateness put on them, evil Buffy and Giles would be doing each other like rabbits. I'M SORRY, BUT IT'S TRUE! Giles would no longer prevent himself from giving in to his base thoughts about her (which we know he has considering his dream in Restless, where his thoughts go from mentor/student to flirty man/woman to father/daughter, so obviously the man is terribly confused when it comes to Buffy), and vampire Buffy probably wouldn't have any qualms about doing it with vampire Giles, or else she'd scorn him and he'd lose his cool and everything he's built up in order to take over the world will come crashing down on him because Buffy is his everything, even in death. Or Buffy would take over and push Giles out as the king. ANYWAY, Giles wants her to be his queen. They don't explicitly say that, but the implication is clear. I know the book doesn't mean it in a sexual way, but they're vampires, and Giles has waited five years for her, no other woman ever taking her place in his heart. HOW AM I NOT SUPPOSED TO READ ROMANTIC IMPLICATIONS INTO THAT? Seriously. Buffy/Giles is so messed up, man. So messed up. Especially when Giles is evil. Now I wish I could find a fic where Buffy and Giles are vampires together, sort of like Spike and Drusilla, but not Spike and Drusilla, because they'd be small potatoes compared to the destruction that Buffy and Giles could do, and I so want their confused love to be explored while they are both evil. I don't suppose Giles succeeds in turning Buffy in this book? Because that would be awesome. *sigh*
firthgal: (uther arthur arm pat)
Suggested Porn Battle reading for today:

Kingship by [livejournal.com profile] kindkit (Merlin, Uther/Arthur). So beautiful. I know that incest fic isn't typically beautiful, but this one was. Best Uther/Arthur piece I've ever read, to be honest.

Question. Does anyone know of any good Uther/Arthur gen fic? I just generally love their dynamic and would love to read some fics exploring their canon relationship. Not that I don't enjoy the porn, because, come on, they are both beautiful, beautiful men, but sometimes I just really dig character explorations as opposed to porn.

So... Life on Mars. I watched it last night and it just COMPLETELY disregarded the cliffhanger that we were left with back in November. WHAT THE HELL, MAN? I'm guessing over the break they decided to scrap that idea and act like it never happened, and the break was so effing long that I'm surprised that I didn't forget along with them. Anyway, I acknowledge that this show is kind of poorly written when it comes to continuity and organic dialog, the relationships are all poorly developed except for the one between Gene and Sam (which is beautiful, by the way, they have the potential to become my new Alan/Denny), the jokes are corny beyond belief, the cussing is so censored that it slightly takes you out of the story, but... OMG, I dig this show so much. I can't even explain why. I don't even know when I started loving it, but I do. It's such a guy show though, so I really have no hope of the male/female relationships ever becoming interesting. Ever. I think I'm okay with that, as long as Gene/Sam keeps being awesome. I can't get over how much they grudgingly love each other. Seriously though, the other characters are so 2 dimensional, and yet I don't care. Ugh, me. Apparently all I need for a show to entertain me is good music, a beautiful male/male central relationship, and guns. The dialog may suck ass, the women may be used purely as love interests (although the show does try to give Annie some awesome points, so I'm hoping she'll get better), and the supporting characters may be so stereotypical and totally not interesting, but give me guns, music, and manlove (platonic or otherwise), and I am SET. *sigh* The show does work well as a procedural though, but they kind of suck at ongoing plots. I don't know. I really can't explain my love. Oh! Embarrassing ship-inklings moment. Spoiler )

Speaking of bantery age gaps, I very pathetically stayed up way too late reading Lost and Found by Koala, which is basically a Buffy/Giles AU since it takes place after the show and disregards the comics, and... well, obviously it's well written since I am addicted to Koala's fics, but it seriously reminds me of one of those rom-coms from the 60s that's just pure adorableness filled with both hilarious and heart-wrenching misunderstandings, along with your typical meddlesome yet lovable old housekeeper. I don't know, guys, it's craziness, but I loved it. This author is just so great with their dialog, and the situations she gets Giles into never fail to amuse me, and she captures their miscommunications with perfection, and even though she sometimes has the characters repeat stuff unnecessarily and overdoes it here and there with the porny metaphors, I just ADORE this author. So much. And this fic? This fic made me so giddy. There's one bit where Giles gets scared of something, and at first I felt it was too OOC, but the pay-off is totally worth it. So, so worth it. *dreamy sigh*

And because this is totally tradition:

I'M GOING TO THE RASCAL FLATTS CONCERT TONIGHT!!!!



Also, a meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] otempora42

Sum up your former/current fandoms in a few sentences, as if they were human beings/very convincing sockpuppets on your flist/old boyfriends. Guess which fandom I'm talking to!

I sound like a total loony )
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Suggested Porn Battle reading for today:

Kingship by [livejournal.com profile] kindkit (Merlin, Uther/Arthur). So beautiful. I know that incest fic isn't typically beautiful, but this one was. Best Uther/Arthur piece I've ever read, to be honest.

Question. Does anyone know of any good Uther/Arthur gen fic? I just generally love their dynamic and would love to read some fics exploring their canon relationship. Not that I don't enjoy the porn, because, come on, they are both beautiful, beautiful men, but sometimes I just really dig character explorations as opposed to porn.

So... Life on Mars. I watched it last night and it just COMPLETELY disregarded the cliffhanger that we were left with back in November. WHAT THE HELL, MAN? I'm guessing over the break they decided to scrap that idea and act like it never happened, and the break was so effing long that I'm surprised that I didn't forget along with them. Anyway, I acknowledge that this show is kind of poorly written when it comes to continuity and organic dialog, the relationships are all poorly developed except for the one between Gene and Sam (which is beautiful, by the way, they have the potential to become my new Alan/Denny), the jokes are corny beyond belief, the cussing is so censored that it slightly takes you out of the story, but... OMG, I dig this show so much. I can't even explain why. I don't even know when I started loving it, but I do. It's such a guy show though, so I really have no hope of the male/female relationships ever becoming interesting. Ever. I think I'm okay with that, as long as Gene/Sam keeps being awesome. I can't get over how much they grudgingly love each other. Seriously though, the other characters are so 2 dimensional, and yet I don't care. Ugh, me. Apparently all I need for a show to entertain me is good music, a beautiful male/male central relationship, and guns. The dialog may suck ass, the women may be used purely as love interests (although the show does try to give Annie some awesome points, so I'm hoping she'll get better), and the supporting characters may be so stereotypical and totally not interesting, but give me guns, music, and manlove (platonic or otherwise), and I am SET. *sigh* The show does work well as a procedural though, but they kind of suck at ongoing plots. I don't know. I really can't explain my love. Oh! Embarrassing ship-inklings moment. Spoiler )

Speaking of bantery age gaps, I very pathetically stayed up way too late reading Lost and Found by Koala, which is basically a Buffy/Giles AU since it takes place after the show and disregards the comics, and... well, obviously it's well written since I am addicted to Koala's fics, but it seriously reminds me of one of those rom-coms from the 60s that's just pure adorableness filled with both hilarious and heart-wrenching misunderstandings, along with your typical meddlesome yet lovable old housekeeper. I don't know, guys, it's craziness, but I loved it. This author is just so great with their dialog, and the situations she gets Giles into never fail to amuse me, and she captures their miscommunications with perfection, and even though she sometimes has the characters repeat stuff unnecessarily and overdoes it here and there with the porny metaphors, I just ADORE this author. So much. And this fic? This fic made me so giddy. There's one bit where Giles gets scared of something, and at first I felt it was too OOC, but the pay-off is totally worth it. So, so worth it. *dreamy sigh*

And because this is totally tradition:

I'M GOING TO THE RASCAL FLATTS CONCERT TONIGHT!!!!



Also, a meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] otempora42

Sum up your former/current fandoms in a few sentences, as if they were human beings/very convincing sockpuppets on your flist/old boyfriends. Guess which fandom I'm talking to!

I sound like a total loony )

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