firthgal: (giles buffy - angsty i need you hug)
Remember when I made a post about the perfect fanvid song for Game of Thrones? Well, I was wrong, it was meant to be for Dexter. That song shouts Dexter/Deb all the way, especially after watching the first two eps of season 8. OH MY GOD, WHY DID I WATCH? WHY DIDN'T I WAIT UNTIL THE ENTIRE SEASON HAS AIRED? AUUUUUUUGH. I managed to wait last season, but I couldn't this time. I had to see how the show dealt with the fallout of Deb killing La Guerta. Deb is reacting pretty much as expected, but Dexter, OMG, Dexter. I knew he loved her. I freaking knew it. God, his face every time she told him to stay out of her life. HE CAN'T, DEB. HE IS NOT DEXTER WITHOUT HIS DEB. Guh. Guh guh guh. If you had told me back in season 1 that I would be shipping Dexter/Deb I would have looked at you like you were nuts (wait, would I? I need to go back and look). But now? OMG, I love them to death. They are so messed up on every level. I always knew that Deb would be Dexter's downfall, but I always thought it would be because she'd end up arresting him. WRONG. He is so super obsessed with her at this point that he just can't function and she's a freaking mess because of her guilt and disgust with herself and I have this terrible feeling that one of them is going to die this season. Well, obviously Dexter is going to either die or end up in jail since this is the last season, but... he may end up dying trying to protect Deb. Or Deb will end up dying trying to protect him (way more likely). IDK. But yeah, this song is so fitting for them, especially from Deb's POV, because Dexter has always been this oasis for her and now she hates him but wants to love him like she used to and it's pure torture and she just wants to die.



Don’t cry over me.

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

Don’t cry over me.

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

It’s getting worse and worse as I think deeper
It’s just like staring at a burning river
Well, now it’s time stop. Just pull the trigger
I want to end it all. I want it over.
firthgal: (comm - dean)
There is nothing I want more right now than a Game of Thrones fanvid set to this song:



The lyrics:

Don’t cry over me.

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

Don’t cry over me.

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

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


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

Anyway, GoT blew me away this season and I really, really want a vid set to the above song. It works for pretty much all of the characters, but Arya is the first one to come to mind. Sansa was the second. Jaime/Brienne the third. *sigh* If only I knew how to make fancy vids. I haven't made a vid in years, and the one I picture in my head is all pretty and way beyond my know-how.
firthgal: (comm - jackassery)
So, you remember how the whole K-pop thing used to just plain baffle me and I was like, "Pfft, I'll never be into that"? Well, I find myself completely addicted to the classy stylings of 2NE1. I mean, the name alone is wondrous, but they also give us gems like this:



THE OUTFITS. THE HAIR. THE POODLE. THE ATTITUDE (they basically just keep saying "I am the best" over and over and over again). I WANT TO BE THEM. But, these girls aren't just wacky badasses, they also sing songs that make a statement:



Sometimes I wonder if the reason why this one's my favorite is because it's the only one where the entire chorus is in English, but it really is a wonderful song, and one that I think everyone can identify with (it's not even ironic that a group of teenage girls who have all probably had plastic surgery are singing it). I am also very in love with this one:



You can bet that I do that "I don't ca-a-a-a-a-are" dance right along with them. I am always massively jealous of Dara's crazy ponytails. I want so badly to fix my hair in such a way that my ponytail totally defies gravity, but I just don't think that I could pull that look off, unfortunately. *sigh*

Also, ever since Kim Hyun Joong got a haircut, I seem to be totally enchanted by him. Which is baffling, because pre-haircut he always reminded me of Michael Jackson circa the early to mid 90s, which is not attractive in the least, and yet all the girlies were still swooning over him, which made me scratch my head quite a lot. Especially during Playful Kiss, because I just did not understand how the girl could so faithfully follow him around her entire life and just completely ignore the fact that he was a total douche to her. But now? After the haircut? Oh man, I totally get it. He's like a different person! It's crazy! No, seriously, look:





Would you even assume that that's the same dude? Dayum.

MORE VISUAL AIDS FOR YOU )

Dilemma...

Jun. 30th, 2011 02:11 am
firthgal: (ksw - glasses)
I have this crazy urge to vid Miss Ripley to every Adele song ever. It's kind of crazy how well her lyrics match Myung Hoon's broody, betrayed feelings (and how he just can't stop loving Miri even though she's a completely different person from the one that he thought she was). Just... come on, Take it All is Myung Hoon all the way. And I feel like Turning Tables could sort of be applied to Miri and how she left Myung Hoon in part to protect herself, because she just doesn't believe in unconditional love, which makes it hard for her to trust Myung Hoon. And I thought that Rolling in the Deep would apply 100% to Myung Hoon/Miri, but now it looks like it might end up applying better to Yoo Hyun/Miri (but I still think I could make it work for Myung Hoon/Miri, especially since he was a total iceberg to her in the elevator scene in ep 10). And I seriously hope that Don't You Remember can be applied to Miri by the end of the series (and I want her to be feeling like this toward Myung Hoon. NOT YOO HYUN. Ugh, ugh I still cannot feel the ~true love~ that the press (and fans) are trying to make Yoo Hyun/Miri out to be. It's such a superficial love that I will be pissed if it ends up being the "real" love story. UGH. But see, it's become pretty clear that Myung Hoon is the one who will love Miri for all that she is forever and ever, while Yoo Hyun will get angry and turn away from her, and we all know that the deeply loyal man who treats his lady right in every way never gets the girl in k-dramas. They just don't, and I think this is only the second occasion where that really, really bums me out).

Seriously, Miss Ripley, surprise me! Let Miri realize that Myung Hoon is the one she wants! What attracts her to Yoo Hyun is his insane unconditional love, but it's Myung Hoon's that will be the true unconditional love, and it would just be awesome if Miri realizes this after everything falls apart and she's left with nothing. I doubt that there's a happy ending for anyone in this drama, but oooooooh do I want Miri to end the series actually learning how to love someone (Myung Hoon) and not being able to do anything about it because she screwed everything up. Basically, I want the ending to be her sitting alone in jail looking miserable and pondering her life decisions, and then we see a shadow of someone approach her jail cell and she looks up and we see a small smile. Oh god, actually, that ending would kill me, because I'd want to know for sure who that person was. I don't know, I don't know. GAH, THIS SHOW. I LOVE IT.

In other news, I've caught up with In Plain Sight, and my only real conclusion is that I seriously miss the early days when the show focused so heavily on the Mary/Marshall relationship. I miss them! I mean, they are still buds, and they are still the world's greatest partners, but I miss Marshall's subtle yet completely obvious unrequited love for Mary, and I miss them being each other's everything. And Mary being pregnant is an odd story development. And Brandi still gets the most boring storylines ever. And Stan is still super awesome. And the show itself is still surprisingly well-written (but damn it, I miss the cracky good times of seasons 1 and 2! So much!). Not sure where they're going with this baby storyline, but if it brings us more of Marshall doting on Mary, then I'm happy. And if she ends up keeping the baby and we get a whole lot of adorable Mary/Marshall as makeshift parents scenes, then I am totally down with that, because I am that easy.

*flails*

May. 30th, 2011 12:49 pm
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
GUYS GUYS GUYS! KIM SEUNG WOO'S NEW DRAMA PREMIERES TODAY! AAAAAAAAAAH, CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT. Come on, internet! Stop going out every five minutes so that I can actually download this thing! AAAAAAAAAAH, KIM SEUNG WOO! I've been watching the previews obsessively, that is how excited I am. When I heard the premise, and the casting choices, I wasn't so sure about it. And then I read that it was a super serious melodrama, which turned me off even more. But it's KIM SEUNG WOO. I'll watch anything for that man. Although, I never did finish Athena... Anyway, after seeing the previews, I actually thought that the show looked pretty epic. So, I'm hoping it won't disappoint. I just have to be in the mindset for a melodrama and keep reminding myself that it will all end tragically. I also have to be resigned to the fact that Kim Seung Woo will get rejected by the girl for the young cutie of the month AGAIN. But I'm hoping that KSW's character is a little seedy. Or, well, not seedy, but morally gray because of his ambitions. It looks like Mickey Yoochun's character is good and noble through and through, so I'm really hoping that KSW's character is a strong contrast to him (but hopefully still noble of heart, even if he does bad things). I can kind of tell already that I probably won't like the heroine in this one, though. SHE'S GOING TO DESTROY MY MAN. IT'S GOING TO HURT. BADLY. I don't know, I don't know. We'll see. But clearly I am not going to be able to wait for the subs with this one.

30 Day Kdrama Challenge
Day 04: Your Favorite Male Third Wheel Character

You know, I am not generally a fan of the second male leads, mainly because k-dramas are so good at making me root for the main couple (which is why I usually get angry on the rare occasions when the heroine ends up with the second lead). But there is one drama where, when we met the second lead, I fell head over heels in love with him and I just couldn't understand why the heroine didn't, and that's Han Do Hoon from My Country Calls:



He's the cocky, finicky rich guy who is so vain that he thinks his quirky secretary MUST be in love with him, because who wouldn't be, am I right? Little does he know that she's actually investigating him for the FBI (or whatever the Korean equivalent of that is), because he smuggles in drugs through expensive paintings (or something, I can't quite remember the details). But he's just so oblivious in nature that it's hard for Oh Ha Na to believe that he's smart enough to pull off such a crime, and he starts to care for her in the most adorable ways, and their scenes together are so freaking hilarious, and just... he's awesome, plain and simple. He far outshines the hero, and I don't even dislike the hero! The hero is actually a good, upstanding guy who is quite sweet and really cares about Ha Na, and Ha Na is very much in love with him. But see, that's kind of the problem. He's too boring for me, especially when Do Hoon is there being hilariously vain and having wicked chemistry with the heroine. I love Do Hoon so much that I couldn't bare to see Ha Na and Jin Hyuk end up together, so I took a break from it. I'll go back to it eventually, because I do love Do Hoon so thoroughly and want to see how his story goes, but when the main couple starts bugging me as much as this one did, then it's time to stop. The sad part is that I would have loved them had Do Hoon not been so awesome.

Day 05: Your Favorite Female Third Wheel Character

Much like second male leads, I rarely like the female second leads, but occasionally we'll get a cool one like Sun Hwa from IRIS, but I think my very favorite second female lead is the adorably hilarious Ha Bu Kyung from Bad Family.



She fell in love with Oh Dal Gun's strong attitude, and I mean the swoony kind of love where he leaves her all breathless and blushing and she misinterprets their every communication as some kind of epic love moment. Seriously, they share a grand romance in her mind, while Dal Gun has NO CLUE that they are even in a relationship. And whenever Dal Gun acts distant, Bu Kyung confronts him about it and he gets all flustered because, again, he wasn't even aware that they were in a relationship, but then he thinks back and he's like, "Oh, shit." Ahahaha, OMG, I love them. I love her. She's just so loyal in her love to him, and ultimately that's what makes him appreciate her, though it's in a friendship capacity (which she gracefully accepts, though she's still holding out hope that Dal Gun will one day come to his senses and divorce Young Ah and come running to her). I also loved that there was minimal hostility between her and Young Ah, even when she became aware that Young Ah wasn't really Dal Gun's niece. This is the way that k-dramas should do second female leads. I hate hate HATE the trend where the second female leads are so driven with jealousy that they try to ruin the heroine's life. Just... that's not realistic at all. Most people just accept it and move on, you know? And I like that Bad Family had the second female lead be this delightful, sweet, caring lady who could also hold her own against overbearing characters, and ultimately accepted that her love wasn't meant to be (even if she still had hope in the back of her mind).

Day 06: Your Favorite Song from a Kdrama OST

I think it's a tossup between 노을 from My Princess and Are You Still Waiting by Hee Young from Lie to Me. Clearly I prefer k-indie over k-pop.

The Days )
firthgal: (giles - perplexed vestiness)
So, not too long ago I heard this song on a fanvid:



And then I downloaded it, and I have been listening to it on repeat for about a week now, especially since the piano bits and every single lyric reminds me of Kang Mae/Ru Mi from Beethoven Virus, and I was like, "Gaaaaaaah, this would make such a great fanvid song for them from Ru Mi's POV," and I was convinced, CONVINCED that a young girl with lovely vocals was singing this song. I even had a picture in my head of what she looked like! And then just now when I went to Amazon to see if a better quality download exists, I saw that Greyson Chance is actually a little boy. WHAT THE FUCK? HOW? OMG. Hahahahahahahahaha. Yeah, he's that little Paparazzi boy from YouTube. I HAD NO IDEA. Wow, dudes, this song. This song was made by a twelve year old. I still can't wrap my head around that. I mean, the song isn't deep or anything, but it's so pretty, and the lyrics are far beyond his years. Just... A TWELVE YEAR OLD. I can't get over it. And I still want a KangMi fanvid for this song to exist. IT WILL EXIST BY THE END OF THIS WEEK, I'M SURE. Unless I find something else to obsess over between now and Thursday (god, I so cannot wait for Thursday. I am currently tackling a six day work week and I am pretty much dead already. My store clearly has no idea how to schedule people on holiday weekends. SERIOUSLY. When the lines are wrapping halfway around the store at 10:00 at night, something is wrong. And when they don't let us take the breaks that we are legally required to take and make our lunches an hour and a half late, I get ridiculously tired. Pfft, yesterday I was lucky to even get a lunch. SLAVE-DRIVERS, I TELL YA).

Anyway, yeah, I've pretty much just been obsessing over Kim Myung Min lately. As if you couldn't tell from my last post. But seriously, HE'S AMAZING.



♥___♥
firthgal: (betty armando - car)
OH GOD, THIS SONG:



So beautiful, and MAN did it make me think of Betty/Armando. Seriously, dudes, this could totally be their anthem. Anyway, hearing Big Kenny doing the harmony just made me realize how much I miss the glorious freak show that was Big and Rich. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO BREAK UP? WHYYYYYYY? They were my favorite, gosh darn it! And whenever I see either of them doing things without the other, it just depresses me. Except for this song, because Big Kenny sounded amazing, and I've come to realize that I freaking love Big Kenny when he's harmonizing with just about anyone, but Big Kenny solo? Eeeeesh, totally not my thing. I love his voice like crazy, but I guess I just don't dig his style when he has no one there beside him to reign him in. And with John Rich, it's kind of the opposite problem. John is so dang boring on his own and he is in desperate need of Big Kenny's eccentricities. Seriously, THESE MEN NEED EACH OTHER. WHY ARE THEY NOT TOGETHER? John is busy making the rounds on celebrity reality shows while Big Kenny is busy making weird music and traveling the world, and just... I NEED THEM TO GET BACK TOGETHER. I can only listen to two albums so many times before they stop being shiny. I need more, damn it! *sniff* Although if Big Kenny permanently joined Jaron and the Long Road to Love, I totally wouldn't mind.

In other YouTubing adventures, I came across this Secret Garden vid, which features Oska/Han Tae Ssun, and... I will not lie, I shipped the crap out of these two when I was actually following this drama, and had the show focused on them just a little bit harder, I would have probably followed this drama all the way to the end:



It kind of breaks my heart that the Korean culture is so against exploring homosexual themes (other than in Personal Taste, but, surprise surprise, the only person that didn't get a happy ending was the gay dude), because OMG these two would have been epic together, and Oska would have been far more interesting had his story been about angsting over his feelings for this young man who managed to catch his attention, instead of Oska endlessly angsting over the girl that the show failed to make me care about, and a romance that tried way too hard to be epic but was in fact failtastic. Bah. I know, I know, Secret Garden was about Gil Ra Im and Joo Won, not Oska, but their angst tortured me so much that it sucked all the fun out of the drama for me. And I was in mad love with Oska until his stupid romance story got so damn tiring. Ugh, Secret Garden, you started out so good! So many people adore you! I feel obligated to finish it simply because it's become a bit of a pop culture show in Korea, to the point where other dramas are already referencing it, but the aaaaaaangst! And evil meddling mothers! My heart can't take it. Honestly, if there is one cliche that I just can't stand and will instantly make me lose interest in an otherwise awesome drama, it's the evil meddling mother (or grandmother) of a rich boy. AUGH, I HATE IT. SO MUCH. It's unnecessary and lazy and overdone and freaking annoying. Er... anyway, my original point was: OMG, PRETTY.
firthgal: (IU)
IU IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST ADORABLE HUMAN BEING ON EARTH.



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



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



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



♥ ♥ ♥

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



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

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



SO BEAUTIFUL.

In other other news, OMG I had no idea that Valentine's Day was such a busy time for retail. I worked my ass off this weekend. Was so ridiculously tired by the end of Monday night that I just collapsed into bed, and my feet were hurting so much that I could barely walk for two days. UGH. IT WAS AWFUL. Probably because they had me working the late shift every single night. Luckily I got two days off in a row to recuperate. Apparently I've gotten way too used to taking it easy since Christmas ended. I'm no longer used to these holiday crowds, gosh darn it!
firthgal: (glee - will rachel 3)
Oh, you guys, Glee actually decided to be good tonight! It was adorable and fun and everything about it reminded me of why I used to love this show in the first place. OMG, FINN/QUINN, I JUST CAN'T QUIT YOU. I'm sorry, I think I sort of have a thing for the classic pairing of the head cheerleader with the football captain. I am lame, but it's... well, it's kind of a trope in so many country songs that I think I've been brainwashed into believing that it's just the way the world works.

spoilers )

Today was my first day back at work since my hospital stay. I did okay, though for the past couple of hours I have been a little dizzy. I'm just glad it happened at home and not at work. Hopefully I'll be fine tomorrow since it's another long day. Ugh, I hate this. Also, apparently I was supposed to get a doctor's note that said it was okay for me to come back to work. WHOOPS. Too late now. I don't see any point in still getting it, but I guess I have to for the paperwork (but I've got a full schedule this week, so...)

I feel bad for having no comments on the Superbowl. But, you know, I was working. And... football is boring.

ETA: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN IT, KIM SEUNG WOO! WHY? WHYYYYYYY? I was so looking forward to watching this man every week for the next two months! You have NO IDEA how excited I was for this! ARGH BLARGH FLARGH GADARGH. Oh well, I hope he's okay. And hopefully he'll get an even better project later (a romantic comedy? Where he's a boss and hooks up with his much younger assistant? THAT IS MY DREAM. But k-dramas are not fond of age gap ships where the dude is older, so... yeah, not going to happen. But still, boss/assistant rom-com starring Kim Seung Woo! MAKE IT HAPPEN, WORLD! PREFERABLY WITH KIM SO YEON AS THE FEMALE LEAD)

*sniff*

Dec. 30th, 2010 02:07 am
firthgal: (garth brooks)
So, I am officially 27 now, and what am I doing (instead of sleeping)? Watching a really old Garth interview and reliving the glory days. LOOK AT HIM! HE WAS SO YOUNG! HIS VOICE WAS SO FLAWLESS! HIS ANSWERS WERE SO HUMBLE! HE WAS STILL MARRIED TO SANDY! HIS BABIES WERE STILL BABIES! Oh, god, I miss him. I miss him so damn much. I fell in mad love with him exactly 18 years ago today and he still has the ability to turn me into a giddy puddle of goo. Sure, he may not sing as well as he used to, he may not be as wild as he used to be, he may not be as wide-eyed good old boy as he used to be, BUT HE STILL MAKES ME SWOON. God, his rendition of Starry, Starry Night (it starts around the 15:50 mark) had me gasping for breath because HE FREAKING TAKES MY BREATH AWAY EVERY DAMN TIME. OMG, I LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM. And his answers about wanting to still be in the business ten years from that interview? GOD, JUST BREAK MY HEART, WHY DON'T YOU. DAMN IT, GARTH, WHY DID YOU LEAVE? I WAS IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL. YOU'RE THE ONLY THING I'VE EVER FULLY COMMITTED TO. And apparently I am still committed, because look at me watching interviews from the early 90s! Because you went and retired in 2002 and broke my heart into a million pieces, so there aren't a whole lot of recent interviews to watch.

Anyway, watching this interview made me realize how utterly different the country music business was back then, and how Garth did indeed revolutionize it. Look at country music today: the stage shows, the mixing of music genres, the artists' dedication to their fans, the advertising campaigns, the insanely huge record sale numbers, it all mirrors what Garth did back then. He was the one that made it possible, and sometimes I forget about that. And when he retired, he left room for others to step up and fill his shoes, and that was exactly when Tim McGraw came into his own, and Kenny Chesney, and then later Rascal Flatts and Sugarland came along, and just... god, it's amazing how Garth's way of doing things became the norm.

Also, I can't believe that Garth is still my favorite after 18 years. I FEEL SO OLD.

Also also, I demand that Garth release an entire album of Don McLean songs. I DEMAND IT! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, GOSHDARNIT! No, but really, I love it when that man sings Don McLean songs. I even still have my VHS tape recording of that one PBS special that he did with Don where he sang a bunch of songs with him and was positively enchanting during each and every one. Oh god, now I will probably spend most of my birthday trying to dig that tape out just so that I can watch it.

*sniff*

Dec. 30th, 2010 02:07 am
firthgal: (garth brooks)
So, I am officially 27 now, and what am I doing (instead of sleeping)? Watching a really old Garth interview and reliving the glory days. LOOK AT HIM! HE WAS SO YOUNG! HIS VOICE WAS SO FLAWLESS! HIS ANSWERS WERE SO HUMBLE! HE WAS STILL MARRIED TO SANDY! HIS BABIES WERE STILL BABIES! Oh, god, I miss him. I miss him so damn much. I fell in mad love with him exactly 18 years ago today and he still has the ability to turn me into a giddy puddle of goo. Sure, he may not sing as well as he used to, he may not be as wild as he used to be, he may not be as wide-eyed good old boy as he used to be, BUT HE STILL MAKES ME SWOON. God, his rendition of Starry, Starry Night (it starts around the 15:50 mark) had me gasping for breath because HE FREAKING TAKES MY BREATH AWAY EVERY DAMN TIME. OMG, I LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM. And his answers about wanting to still be in the business ten years from that interview? GOD, JUST BREAK MY HEART, WHY DON'T YOU. DAMN IT, GARTH, WHY DID YOU LEAVE? I WAS IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL. YOU'RE THE ONLY THING I'VE EVER FULLY COMMITTED TO. And apparently I am still committed, because look at me watching interviews from the early 90s! Because you went and retired in 2002 and broke my heart into a million pieces, so there aren't a whole lot of recent interviews to watch.

Anyway, watching this interview made me realize how utterly different the country music business was back then, and how Garth did indeed revolutionize it. Look at country music today: the stage shows, the mixing of music genres, the artists' dedication to their fans, the advertising campaigns, the insanely huge record sale numbers, it all mirrors what Garth did back then. He was the one that made it possible, and sometimes I forget about that. And when he retired, he left room for others to step up and fill his shoes, and that was exactly when Tim McGraw came into his own, and Kenny Chesney, and then later Rascal Flatts and Sugarland came along, and just... god, it's amazing how Garth's way of doing things became the norm.

Also, I can't believe that Garth is still my favorite after 18 years. I FEEL SO OLD.

Also also, I demand that Garth release an entire album of Don McLean songs. I DEMAND IT! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, GOSHDARNIT! No, but really, I love it when that man sings Don McLean songs. I even still have my VHS tape recording of that one PBS special that he did with Don where he sang a bunch of songs with him and was positively enchanting during each and every one. Oh god, now I will probably spend most of my birthday trying to dig that tape out just so that I can watch it.
firthgal: (spam - couch)
So... Merlin was kind of boring this week, yes? Poor Gaius, he gets no love from me whatsoever. I do love him, but, you know, I love everyone else more. At least there was some super adorable Merlin/Arthur arm-punching going on. ♥

Oh, speaking of Merlin, am I nuts for really, really wanting to do an Uther/Morgana vid from Uther's POV set to Haunted by Taylor Swift? Like, clearly Uther's inner monologue sounds exactly like an angsty teenage girl, right? I'm pretty sure it does. Side note: for the bit where she's like "He will try to take away my pain/And he just might make me smile/But, the whole time I'm wishing he was you instead" I totally want to show clips of Arthur. AUGH, WHAT IS MY BRAIN?

Time to have a bitch moment (or two): I've gotten back into reading Jeff/Annie fic lately, because I seriously miss them, but I keep coming across fics where Jeff just randomly starts calling Annie "Edison" and it just completely takes me out of the fic, and I hate hate HATE this weird trend and wish it would freaking stop (but, you know, my view of the characters isn't everyone's view of the characters, so I should not let it bother me this much, but UGH!). When they do that and then throw in some cutesy banter I can't help but read it as Jim and Pam, because that is pretty much a staple of Jim/Pam fic and it bugs me when people turn Jeff and Annie into them, because they are anything but Jim and Pam. Bah. Not once has Jeff ever called Annie by her last name, has he? Or anyone, for that matter (except for Chang, of course, but that one makes complete sense. In fact, it would be weird if they all suddenly started calling him "Ben"). Anyway, if it's not an AU, I find the whole "Edison" thing to be completely OOC. On the bright side, that seems to be my only pet peeve with Jeff/Annie fic so far (well, that and making Abed annoying, but I am much more forgiving about Abed since I think he is nearly impossible to get right in fanfic form).

Bitch moment #2: Usually I like it when fanvids manage to incorporate voice clips from the show, but you know what? It just doesn't work for Vampire Diaries unless you are really good at disguising the background music that plays pretty much throughout the whole show. If you can't disguise it, then it's just better to leave it out. Otherwise, a perfectly good vid ends up getting ruined. Oh, oh, and you know what else has been bugging me about fanvids lately (for all fandoms)? That whole echo effect with the voice clips. ENOUGH WITH THE ECHOES. WHAT THE HELL, WHY DOES EVERY VID HAVE TO HAVE THAT? Now, I'm not saying that it's entirely bad, but freaking use it with purpose, don't just do it because it's the current trend. Use it for memories, voices inside a character's head, but don't use it for plain old voice-overs. Especially if there are a lot of words and it all gets jumbled into incoherency after you put the echo effect on it. It really depends on the mood of the vid for me on whether I think the echo effect is used successfully or not, but more often than not I find it obnoxious. (but, again, the whole world does not see things the way I do, to each their own and all that, BUT GODDAMN. ENOUGH WITH THE ECHOES).

Alright, now that the negativity is over, let's get back to the good stuff. Want to read an absolutely amazing Jeff/Annie fic that will completely blow your mind with its wonderfulness? Then check out They Can Never Call You By It by [livejournal.com profile] columbuscrab. I am not generally into the fics that explore Annie's drug addiction, simply because most of the fics are either over the top or just not my thing, but this fic is so beautifully written and man do you feel everything that Annie is going through, and god did she get the Jeff/Annie friendship down so perfectly. Everything in this fic happens like you would think the characters would handle it, and it's just a magnificent piece of writing, and surprisingly in character for such a dark fic.

In other news, I find myself ridiculously into Sam/Spencer from iCarly tonight. I have no idea why. There hasn't even been a new ep of iCarly for a few weeks now, but gosh, I love those two so damn much, and I somehow got sucked into watching reruns from season 1 tonight and they were all so different back then, but the Sam/Spencer vibes were as strong as ever. THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. And I love watching those episodes now with the knowledge that it was completely intentional that Sam has always had a thing for Spencer. I always knew it, but, you know, they didn't confirm it canonically until just recently. And then in the last new ep (iDo, I think it was?), Carly and Freddie are listing all of Spencer's faults and he's just like, "Yeah, yeah, that's true," and then Sam pipes up with, "Yeah, and he's got a flat butt," and Spencer turns around and shouts "TOO FAR!" and knocks the food out of her hand, and then spends the rest of the episode trying to prove to her that his butt is firm and round, and... well, of course I'm going to read into that as, "Spencer wants Sam to know that he is desirable. And he wants her to touch his butt." Of course, it's simply just that Spencer is rather vain about his appearance, but it's interesting that he's most sensitive about criticism whenever it comes from Sam. Anyway, watching the earlier eps tonight reminded me how even in the beginning they've always been in sync with each other. Like, maybe they're not always on the same page (especially since they are both often in their own worlds), but it doesn't take long for them to catch up with each other. And whenever one of them says something illogical, it usually makes sense to the other while Carly and Freddie are just completely lost. Remember the paintball war and how they both went to extremes and respected each other more the more extreme they got? Remember the episode where Sam taught Spencer how to lie? Remember that time when he put his mouth on her ear so that she could hear his pop rocks popping? Remember when Spencer asked Sam to model for his sculpture because he broke up with his girlfriend? REMEMBER WHEN SAM SAID THAT IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE A LITTLE CRUSH ON SPENCER THAT SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN HITTING HIS FACE WITH A BASEBALL BAT? REMEMBER WHEN SPENCER KEPT SHOWING HER HIS BUTT? Yeah, that happened. Oh, them. I love them. A lot. Here, have a video:



♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
firthgal: (spam - couch)
So... Merlin was kind of boring this week, yes? Poor Gaius, he gets no love from me whatsoever. I do love him, but, you know, I love everyone else more. At least there was some super adorable Merlin/Arthur arm-punching going on. ♥

Oh, speaking of Merlin, am I nuts for really, really wanting to do an Uther/Morgana vid from Uther's POV set to Haunted by Taylor Swift? Like, clearly Uther's inner monologue sounds exactly like an angsty teenage girl, right? I'm pretty sure it does. Side note: for the bit where she's like "He will try to take away my pain/And he just might make me smile/But, the whole time I'm wishing he was you instead" I totally want to show clips of Arthur. AUGH, WHAT IS MY BRAIN?

Time to have a bitch moment (or two): I've gotten back into reading Jeff/Annie fic lately, because I seriously miss them, but I keep coming across fics where Jeff just randomly starts calling Annie "Edison" and it just completely takes me out of the fic, and I hate hate HATE this weird trend and wish it would freaking stop (but, you know, my view of the characters isn't everyone's view of the characters, so I should not let it bother me this much, but UGH!). When they do that and then throw in some cutesy banter I can't help but read it as Jim and Pam, because that is pretty much a staple of Jim/Pam fic and it bugs me when people turn Jeff and Annie into them, because they are anything but Jim and Pam. Bah. Not once has Jeff ever called Annie by her last name, has he? Or anyone, for that matter (except for Chang, of course, but that one makes complete sense. In fact, it would be weird if they all suddenly started calling him "Ben"). Anyway, if it's not an AU, I find the whole "Edison" thing to be completely OOC. On the bright side, that seems to be my only pet peeve with Jeff/Annie fic so far (well, that and making Abed annoying, but I am much more forgiving about Abed since I think he is nearly impossible to get right in fanfic form).

Bitch moment #2: Usually I like it when fanvids manage to incorporate voice clips from the show, but you know what? It just doesn't work for Vampire Diaries unless you are really good at disguising the background music that plays pretty much throughout the whole show. If you can't disguise it, then it's just better to leave it out. Otherwise, a perfectly good vid ends up getting ruined. Oh, oh, and you know what else has been bugging me about fanvids lately (for all fandoms)? That whole echo effect with the voice clips. ENOUGH WITH THE ECHOES. WHAT THE HELL, WHY DOES EVERY VID HAVE TO HAVE THAT? Now, I'm not saying that it's entirely bad, but freaking use it with purpose, don't just do it because it's the current trend. Use it for memories, voices inside a character's head, but don't use it for plain old voice-overs. Especially if there are a lot of words and it all gets jumbled into incoherency after you put the echo effect on it. It really depends on the mood of the vid for me on whether I think the echo effect is used successfully or not, but more often than not I find it obnoxious. (but, again, the whole world does not see things the way I do, to each their own and all that, BUT GODDAMN. ENOUGH WITH THE ECHOES).

Alright, now that the negativity is over, let's get back to the good stuff. Want to read an absolutely amazing Jeff/Annie fic that will completely blow your mind with its wonderfulness? Then check out They Can Never Call You By It by [livejournal.com profile] columbuscrab. I am not generally into the fics that explore Annie's drug addiction, simply because most of the fics are either over the top or just not my thing, but this fic is so beautifully written and man do you feel everything that Annie is going through, and god did she get the Jeff/Annie friendship down so perfectly. Everything in this fic happens like you would think the characters would handle it, and it's just a magnificent piece of writing, and surprisingly in character for such a dark fic.

In other news, I find myself ridiculously into Sam/Spencer from iCarly tonight. I have no idea why. There hasn't even been a new ep of iCarly for a few weeks now, but gosh, I love those two so damn much, and I somehow got sucked into watching reruns from season 1 tonight and they were all so different back then, but the Sam/Spencer vibes were as strong as ever. THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. And I love watching those episodes now with the knowledge that it was completely intentional that Sam has always had a thing for Spencer. I always knew it, but, you know, they didn't confirm it canonically until just recently. And then in the last new ep (iDo, I think it was?), Carly and Freddie are listing all of Spencer's faults and he's just like, "Yeah, yeah, that's true," and then Sam pipes up with, "Yeah, and he's got a flat butt," and Spencer turns around and shouts "TOO FAR!" and knocks the food out of her hand, and then spends the rest of the episode trying to prove to her that his butt is firm and round, and... well, of course I'm going to read into that as, "Spencer wants Sam to know that he is desirable. And he wants her to touch his butt." Of course, it's simply just that Spencer is rather vain about his appearance, but it's interesting that he's most sensitive about criticism whenever it comes from Sam. Anyway, watching the earlier eps tonight reminded me how even in the beginning they've always been in sync with each other. Like, maybe they're not always on the same page (especially since they are both often in their own worlds), but it doesn't take long for them to catch up with each other. And whenever one of them says something illogical, it usually makes sense to the other while Carly and Freddie are just completely lost. Remember the paintball war and how they both went to extremes and respected each other more the more extreme they got? Remember the episode where Sam taught Spencer how to lie? Remember that time when he put his mouth on her ear so that she could hear his pop rocks popping? Remember when Spencer asked Sam to model for his sculpture because he broke up with his girlfriend? REMEMBER WHEN SAM SAID THAT IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE A LITTLE CRUSH ON SPENCER THAT SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN HITTING HIS FACE WITH A BASEBALL BAT? REMEMBER WHEN SPENCER KEPT SHOWING HER HIS BUTT? Yeah, that happened. Oh, them. I love them. A lot. Here, have a video:



♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon's lovely torso)


ASKDHFKLDSK;FAHSDKFJD;SAFHK;JFHGHDJDS;dfsafkl!!!!!!!! *is dead*

Also, I really want to quote [livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie for a moment:

I find it hilarious that with one episode The Vampire Diaries managed to surpass an entire season's worth of storyline on True Blood in terms of excitement and character development. I never thought I'd say that about a CW show vs. an HBO show, but there you go.


AMEN, SISTER. I love me some True Blood, but that show is all about the crack, while Vampire Diaries is all about the quality. It just blows my mind how genuinely good this show is. The writing, the acting, the music, the cinematography, the emotional impact, the vampire lore, it's all ridiculously amazing. People will continue to roll their eyes at it and write it off as a Twilight wannabe simply because it's on the CW, but oh man, these people are missing out on quite possibly the greatest show on television at the moment.

Also, HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS SONG? Pretty interesting that they play it during the big Damon/Elena scene.



MERLIN PREMIERE IS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't freaking wait, even if this season does end up crushing my Uther/Morgana loving heart (hopefully it won't).



SO BEAUTIFUL.
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon's lovely torso)


ASKDHFKLDSK;FAHSDKFJD;SAFHK;JFHGHDJDS;dfsafkl!!!!!!!! *is dead*

Also, I really want to quote [livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie for a moment:

I find it hilarious that with one episode The Vampire Diaries managed to surpass an entire season's worth of storyline on True Blood in terms of excitement and character development. I never thought I'd say that about a CW show vs. an HBO show, but there you go.


AMEN, SISTER. I love me some True Blood, but that show is all about the crack, while Vampire Diaries is all about the quality. It just blows my mind how genuinely good this show is. The writing, the acting, the music, the cinematography, the emotional impact, the vampire lore, it's all ridiculously amazing. People will continue to roll their eyes at it and write it off as a Twilight wannabe simply because it's on the CW, but oh man, these people are missing out on quite possibly the greatest show on television at the moment.

Also, HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS SONG? Pretty interesting that they play it during the big Damon/Elena scene.



MERLIN PREMIERE IS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't freaking wait, even if this season does end up crushing my Uther/Morgana loving heart (hopefully it won't).



SO BEAUTIFUL.
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon's lovely torso)
Question. Why is it so damn hard to find OT3 icons of Stefan/Elena/Damon? Heck, just finding good Stefan and Stefan/Elena icons is wicked hard. Clearly the fandom preference is Damon/Elena (but the Damon/Elena comm really seems to hate Stefan, and just... I wouldn't be able to take that, so I didn't join, though I may crack soon if I want to read Damon/Elena fic). I only have three eps left of Vampire Diaries, by the way. *cries* This show is so fantastically good that I cannot quite believe it. Every episode is like one big thrill ride and I cannot get enough. I like that it goes for more of a horror/thriller style than a comedy style, gives it a very different feel from shows like Buffy and True Blood (though it still has its fair share of comedy, which is lovely), and the execution of the plot is beyond amazing (I am so not used to that with vampire shows). The further into the show I get, the more I OT3 the heck out of Stefan, Elena, and Damon. I just can't see how you can ship one without the other, it just can't be done (or, it can, judging from the very insistent Damon/Elena comm), but, you know, Elena can't be in a relationship with Stefan without Damon being boyfriendly with her too, and, well, Elena isn't crazy enough to go off and have a relationship with Damon and completely forget about Stefan. Just not going to happen (and, despite Damon's careless demeanor, he really can't live without his baby brother). I must say though that the later eps of season 1 have me really falling for Damon/Elena. I think the moment that sold me was Damon looking into Elena's eyes and desperately telling her that he couldn't protect her and rescue Stefan if she went in with him, and he did this little hair stroke that seemed to comfort her, and it was beautiful and amazing and so very human and even Saltzman could see that Damon has very real feelings for Elena. And as if that wasn't enough, they made me positively swoon during their dance at the Miss Mystic Falls thingy, so, yeah, I'm sold on them, definitely. I wasn't sure if I could be swayed for awhile there since Damon was so genuinely in love with Katherine (which made me think he only had a superficial interest in Elena), but after the tomb episode, it became clear that Damon really does have this weird, trusting relationship with her where she truly has become important to him, and somehow it seems so natural that Elena seems equally protective over Damon even though she knows he kills people without a second thought. So, definitely an interesting relationship there. And clearly Elena's love is with Stefan, but she's got this whole other thing with Damon that is becoming as equally intense and somehow he's been more dependable for her than Stefan has, which is just insanity. I don't know, I don't know. I guess I lean more towards Elena/Damon shipping-wise, but at the same time, Stefan and Elena have that epic love thing happening for them, and unlike most vampire love stories, this one is actually kind of healthy? Or at least it was until Stefan got addicted to human blood again... I don't know. OT3 FOREVER, BECAUSE I SIMPLY CANNOT CHOOSE. And because Damon and Stefan's relationship is quite epic in its own right, therefore it cannot just be pushed aside in the name of romance. OT3!

Anywho, it's kind of interesting how this fandom and the True Blood fandom are so very against the broody reformed vampire (and even the Buffy fandom is to an extent, though Angel is far more popular than Bill and Stefan, but the Buffy generation seems to have convinced the younger generation that it's cool to fall for the ridiculously violent yet charmingly snarky badboy vampires while it's just so totally lame to like the broody ones. Because UGH, who wants to be around a buzz kill like that, am I right? And yet millions and millions of young girls cream their pants over Edward Cullen, the lamest of the lame broody vampires. Had there been an Eric or a Damon or a Spike in that series, Edward would be far less popular than he is. His only competition (from my understanding) is that Jacob werewolf fellow, who seems as equally lame as Edward is, so I'm not surprised that they seem to have an equal amount of fans). But... yeah, in the case of Vampire Diaries, I have so totally fallen for the ridiculously violent snarky badboy vampire, but only because he is utterly delightful and beautiful beyond words. Lookswise, Stefan just doesn't appeal to me, so... that might be part of it. Shallowness prevails! But I still ♥ Stefan and his (mostly) steadfast determination to live without hurting any humans. He tries so hard, and he's all gentlemanly and sweet and lovely and understanding, but he's also got this serious badass in him that he keeps hidden away and I freaking love him. But Damon... oh do I love Damon and his wicked, wicked ways. But I think what really makes Damon a sympathetic character is that we get these tiny glimpses into his humanity, and he's so... fragile when he actually feels things. Guh, I love him.

I am in love with The Vampire Diaries, is what I'm trying to say.

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?

I think this one goes to House/Cuddy. No matter how hard I've tried in the past to see its appeal, I just don't get it. My f-list loves them, and, you know, on paper they are pretty much everything I love in a ship, but I just don't feel the chemistry at all, and more often than not their behavior towards each other offends me rather than excites me. For many seasons I saw nothing there but House wanting to get into her pants and being obscene about it, and Cuddy very intelligently refusing his advances, but somewhere along the way Cuddy got giggly over him and House suddenly had deep-seated emotions for her and the shoddy writing just made me want to puke. I just... I DON'T GET IT. I've tried so hard, I've read my f-list's lovely picspams and manifestos and what have you, I've watched their vids, and yet... House/Cuddy still fails to make sense to me. I think it will forever fail, mostly because the show has tried to make them out as the epic love story but had to retcon the first two seasons in order to do it, and when shows do that, it never sits well with me. But I think it mainly comes down to chemistry, and chemistry is such a subjective thing that I can't say that they don't have it, it's just that they lack the chemistry that appeals to me.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )

The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 07 - Least favorite episode

1x22 - The Art of Discourse

To begin with, Jeff/Britta and Pierce/Shirley are my least favorite team-ups on this show, and this ep focused heavily on both. Secondly, even the Troy/Abed stuff fell flat for me, and that never happens, so, that bummed me out. Mostly though, I abhorred that stupid duh-off scene in the cafeteria. Hated it with a burning passion, worst thing this show has ever done. Just... ugh, I really hated this ep. It was very disjointed and the jokes were tiring and it didn't have enough ensemble scenes. This show just doesn't work right if you split up the ensemble like that. Worst offense of all? There was barely any Annie. So, two thumbs down to this stinking episode.

next up on the curriculum... )

Another meme! I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] caffyolay

If you’ve been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question.

What song are you currently addicted to?



Which, naturally, reminds me of Jeff/Annie, because I am currently obsessed with them. No, but really, I have had this master plan for awhile now to make a Jeff/Annie drabble fanmix (you know, where you write a drabble for each song on the fanmix), and this idea was mostly perpetuated by this song, but, you know, I fail at following through with things, so I doubt that said drabble fanmix will ever be completed, but one can dream, right? (pfft, no one would like my mix anyway since I would stubbornly make it mostly country songs)

What's your favourite season?

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firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon's lovely torso)
Question. Why is it so damn hard to find OT3 icons of Stefan/Elena/Damon? Heck, just finding good Stefan and Stefan/Elena icons is wicked hard. Clearly the fandom preference is Damon/Elena (but the Damon/Elena comm really seems to hate Stefan, and just... I wouldn't be able to take that, so I didn't join, though I may crack soon if I want to read Damon/Elena fic). I only have three eps left of Vampire Diaries, by the way. *cries* This show is so fantastically good that I cannot quite believe it. Every episode is like one big thrill ride and I cannot get enough. I like that it goes for more of a horror/thriller style than a comedy style, gives it a very different feel from shows like Buffy and True Blood (though it still has its fair share of comedy, which is lovely), and the execution of the plot is beyond amazing (I am so not used to that with vampire shows). The further into the show I get, the more I OT3 the heck out of Stefan, Elena, and Damon. I just can't see how you can ship one without the other, it just can't be done (or, it can, judging from the very insistent Damon/Elena comm), but, you know, Elena can't be in a relationship with Stefan without Damon being boyfriendly with her too, and, well, Elena isn't crazy enough to go off and have a relationship with Damon and completely forget about Stefan. Just not going to happen (and, despite Damon's careless demeanor, he really can't live without his baby brother). I must say though that the later eps of season 1 have me really falling for Damon/Elena. I think the moment that sold me was Damon looking into Elena's eyes and desperately telling her that he couldn't protect her and rescue Stefan if she went in with him, and he did this little hair stroke that seemed to comfort her, and it was beautiful and amazing and so very human and even Saltzman could see that Damon has very real feelings for Elena. And as if that wasn't enough, they made me positively swoon during their dance at the Miss Mystic Falls thingy, so, yeah, I'm sold on them, definitely. I wasn't sure if I could be swayed for awhile there since Damon was so genuinely in love with Katherine (which made me think he only had a superficial interest in Elena), but after the tomb episode, it became clear that Damon really does have this weird, trusting relationship with her where she truly has become important to him, and somehow it seems so natural that Elena seems equally protective over Damon even though she knows he kills people without a second thought. So, definitely an interesting relationship there. And clearly Elena's love is with Stefan, but she's got this whole other thing with Damon that is becoming as equally intense and somehow he's been more dependable for her than Stefan has, which is just insanity. I don't know, I don't know. I guess I lean more towards Elena/Damon shipping-wise, but at the same time, Stefan and Elena have that epic love thing happening for them, and unlike most vampire love stories, this one is actually kind of healthy? Or at least it was until Stefan got addicted to human blood again... I don't know. OT3 FOREVER, BECAUSE I SIMPLY CANNOT CHOOSE. And because Damon and Stefan's relationship is quite epic in its own right, therefore it cannot just be pushed aside in the name of romance. OT3!

Anywho, it's kind of interesting how this fandom and the True Blood fandom are so very against the broody reformed vampire (and even the Buffy fandom is to an extent, though Angel is far more popular than Bill and Stefan, but the Buffy generation seems to have convinced the younger generation that it's cool to fall for the ridiculously violent yet charmingly snarky badboy vampires while it's just so totally lame to like the broody ones. Because UGH, who wants to be around a buzz kill like that, am I right? And yet millions and millions of young girls cream their pants over Edward Cullen, the lamest of the lame broody vampires. Had there been an Eric or a Damon or a Spike in that series, Edward would be far less popular than he is. His only competition (from my understanding) is that Jacob werewolf fellow, who seems as equally lame as Edward is, so I'm not surprised that they seem to have an equal amount of fans). But... yeah, in the case of Vampire Diaries, I have so totally fallen for the ridiculously violent snarky badboy vampire, but only because he is utterly delightful and beautiful beyond words. Lookswise, Stefan just doesn't appeal to me, so... that might be part of it. Shallowness prevails! But I still ♥ Stefan and his (mostly) steadfast determination to live without hurting any humans. He tries so hard, and he's all gentlemanly and sweet and lovely and understanding, but he's also got this serious badass in him that he keeps hidden away and I freaking love him. But Damon... oh do I love Damon and his wicked, wicked ways. But I think what really makes Damon a sympathetic character is that we get these tiny glimpses into his humanity, and he's so... fragile when he actually feels things. Guh, I love him.

I am in love with The Vampire Diaries, is what I'm trying to say.

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?

I think this one goes to House/Cuddy. No matter how hard I've tried in the past to see its appeal, I just don't get it. My f-list loves them, and, you know, on paper they are pretty much everything I love in a ship, but I just don't feel the chemistry at all, and more often than not their behavior towards each other offends me rather than excites me. For many seasons I saw nothing there but House wanting to get into her pants and being obscene about it, and Cuddy very intelligently refusing his advances, but somewhere along the way Cuddy got giggly over him and House suddenly had deep-seated emotions for her and the shoddy writing just made me want to puke. I just... I DON'T GET IT. I've tried so hard, I've read my f-list's lovely picspams and manifestos and what have you, I've watched their vids, and yet... House/Cuddy still fails to make sense to me. I think it will forever fail, mostly because the show has tried to make them out as the epic love story but had to retcon the first two seasons in order to do it, and when shows do that, it never sits well with me. But I think it mainly comes down to chemistry, and chemistry is such a subjective thing that I can't say that they don't have it, it's just that they lack the chemistry that appeals to me.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )

The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 07 - Least favorite episode

1x22 - The Art of Discourse

To begin with, Jeff/Britta and Pierce/Shirley are my least favorite team-ups on this show, and this ep focused heavily on both. Secondly, even the Troy/Abed stuff fell flat for me, and that never happens, so, that bummed me out. Mostly though, I abhorred that stupid duh-off scene in the cafeteria. Hated it with a burning passion, worst thing this show has ever done. Just... ugh, I really hated this ep. It was very disjointed and the jokes were tiring and it didn't have enough ensemble scenes. This show just doesn't work right if you split up the ensemble like that. Worst offense of all? There was barely any Annie. So, two thumbs down to this stinking episode.

next up on the curriculum... )

Another meme! I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] caffyolay

If you’ve been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question.

What song are you currently addicted to?



Which, naturally, reminds me of Jeff/Annie, because I am currently obsessed with them. No, but really, I have had this master plan for awhile now to make a Jeff/Annie drabble fanmix (you know, where you write a drabble for each song on the fanmix), and this idea was mostly perpetuated by this song, but, you know, I fail at following through with things, so I doubt that said drabble fanmix will ever be completed, but one can dream, right? (pfft, no one would like my mix anyway since I would stubbornly make it mostly country songs)

What's your favourite season?

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LOVE!!!

Aug. 14th, 2010 11:50 pm
firthgal: (spam - couch)


Oh, Jennette, YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE. Speaking of, I cannot wait for Best Player to come out. CANNOT WAIT. JENNETTE MCCURDY + JERRY TRAINOR + (BOUND TO BE) INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL TENSION = FANGASM.

LOVE!!!

Aug. 14th, 2010 11:50 pm
firthgal: (spam - couch)


Oh, Jennette, YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE. Speaking of, I cannot wait for Best Player to come out. CANNOT WAIT. JENNETTE MCCURDY + JERRY TRAINOR + (BOUND TO BE) INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL TENSION = FANGASM.

Muzak!

Aug. 1st, 2010 05:52 pm
firthgal: (garth brooks)
You know, I typically mock boybands (because I'm a buzzkill like that), and yet I just spent like two hours on YouTube watching Il Divo videos (and Il Divo is basically a boyband for middle-aged housewives). But they make it look so classy!



See? And they sing Amazing Grace accompanied by bagpipes! And they sing All by Myself in Spanish! And they sing ABBA songs in some language that I'm not sure of! And look, Hallelujah in Spanish! I find the Spanish dude strangely alluring, by the way.



Meme! From [livejournal.com profile] caffyolay

Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter. Name 5 songs you love starting with that letter.

She gave me L )



The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?



Marshall and Lily Erikson, aka the cutest couple to ever grace television. They manage to be romantic in this very understated, real way that is simply beautiful to watch. They're responsible for getting me so wrapped up in seasons 1 and 2 of HIMYM (and oh man did I love their wedding episode, particularly the bit where Lily barfs into a trashcan and Marshall looks at her so fondly as he says "That's my wife." ♥).

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