firthgal: (uther morgana - hands)
So, I just watched the latest ep of Merlin, and for the briefest moment I had thought that Morgana named her dragon Uther. WHY, SHOW, WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME? I thought that I was finally over this ship. I thought that my heart was finally letting go, but then Morgana goes and makes me think that she named her dragon Uther, because she misses him like crazy and is still totally obsessed with him. DAMN YOU, SHOW. Of course, I can still glean Uther/Morgana subtext from the fact that Morgana has basically turned into him (just... wanting the annihilation of non-magic users instead of magic users). And she is still being driven mad over the fact that Uther loved Arthur more than he loved her (though, obviously this is just in Morgana's head seeing as how he became utterly useless and was driven mad when she left him). Basically, Uther/Morgana still rules my soul. Random biological relatedness and death be damned! My love survives it all.

I still wish the show had gone a different route with Morgana's evilness, though. Her just wanting the throne makes her look petty and selfish. Had Uther actually found out about her magic and then rejected her, her descent into evilness would have made sense. Wanting to plot the fall of the Pendragons would have been justified. She could have remained sympathetic instead of just looking completely batty. I don't see how making her biologically related to the Pendragons had to be what drove her over the edge. Uuuuuugh, I will never like that plot line. She could have still wanted the crown without being related to them. Uther got his position by overthrowing the previous king, he wasn't born royalty. It would have been nice to see that mirrored in Morgana's quest to take over Camelot.

Anyway, I think this ep just further proved that her motivation is Uther. His death didn't make the hurt go away. She still resents the crap out of Arthur because she felt like Uther loved him more than he loved her. It always goes back to Uther. I really, really wish that we could get a scene in the end where she finally sits on the throne and puts on the crown and she looks around at the empty room (now in shambles) and she flashes back to the way it used to be, to when the room was vibrant and full of smiling faces, and she focuses in on Uther and he gives her this loving smile and a nod and a tear falls down her face, and then she sees Arthur, his hair shining in the sunlight streaming through the window, his smile innocent, and that's when she realizes all that she has done, and then she ends up taking Arthur to the lake. Ooooooh, if only this show actually cared about Morgana's emotional arc!
firthgal: (merlin - lancelot gwen)
So, with Uther pretty much out of the picture, it allowed me to remember why I fell in love with this show in the first place. THE BOYS. I will always have a soft spot for Arthur/Merlin. Always. And they were in top form tonight. Also? I still love Lancelot. Like, a lot. Dude needs to stop being so dreamy if I'm supposed to believe that Gwen would choose Arthur over him. Did you see his face when he said he'd protect Arthur with his life and Gwen just said, "Thank you"? HIS FACE. OMG, HEARTBREAK. That was cold, yo. I can't believe that she goes to her ex boyfriend and basically asks him to die in place of her current boyfriend. DAMN, GWEN. I wish I had her balls. Also, Gwen's coldness towards Lancelot is just making me ship them even harder. I loved them when they had smokin' hot chemistry that more than made up for their lack of depth, but now that it's all unrequited and hopeless? They own me. Gwen is going to forever punish Lancelot for leaving her without any explanation way back when. And you know what? I don't really blame her. But... he's so dreamy. I suspect I would have forgiven him the second he reappeared in front of me.

Also, I'm not going to lie, I love the fact that Morgana's betrayal has left Uther in a catatonic state for an entire year. I would love it more if she wasn't his biological daughter, but, whatever. I've come to terms with that stupid revelation. Mostly. I am still utterly confused on what exactly the family relations are re: Morgana/Morgause/Uther/Arthur's Uncle. Where did Morgause come from again? Was she Morgana's (thought to be) father's daughter? Or was she Morgana's mother's daughter? If so, how did she never know her before? And if Arthur's uncle is Ygraine's brother, then why the heck is he chillin' (and pervin') with Morgana? AUGH, I'M SO CONFUSED. Show, you should have stuck to season 1 canon, because Morgana being related to the Pendragons is just plain confusing.

And am I crazy or is the show trying to softly transition us into a world without Uther? IS HE GOING TO DIE THIS SEASON? Guys, it's like Michael Scott leaving The Office all over again. Except... Uther is not the star of Merlin. But he totally is in my head! What is a Merlin without my Uther? *sniff* On the upside, if the show keeps being as good as this episode was, then I think I'll be able to deal with it just fine. Especially if they give me more Lancelot.

In other news, my Office bobbleheads arrived today, and the first thing I did was open the Kelly one and put her next to Andy, so now I at least have a complete set of all my Office ships (I have Ryan/Micheal/Dwight lined up on one side, and then Kelly/Andy/Oscar on the other. Once I set up the rest I am totally going to have Toby being a creeper behind Jim and Pam). Did I mention that the last two eps of The Office have totally given my Andy/Kelly feelings a resurgence? I am shipping them like it's 2007, baby. Although the C-Span comment stirred my Andy/Oscar feelings, too, so... basically Andy getting to interact with everybody in every episode is like heaven to me.
firthgal: (uther morgana - hands)
GREATEST UTHER VID EVER:



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

And this Uther/Morgana one leaves me with chills:



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

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



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

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



*sniff*

Oh, oh, one more!



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

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



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

And this Uther/Morgana one leaves me with chills:



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

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



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

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



*sniff*

Oh, oh, one more!



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

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

MERLIN!!!

Dec. 6th, 2010 12:59 am
firthgal: (merlin - knights of roundtable)
Just finished watching the finale. My main thought? How in the world does Lancelot just keep getting dreamier and dreamier? I HAD HEARTS IN MY EYES. Much like Lancelot and Merlin did during their late night talk. OMG, SO GAY. THAT WAS GAYER THAN MOST ARTHUR/MERLIN SCENES, WHICH IS TO SAY THAT IT WAS REALLY GAY. Oh, I loved it. "I know you too well, Merlin." *eyesex eyesex EYESEX* I mean, I've been shipping Merlin/Gwaine pretty hard, but damn, Lancelot was giving all the dreamy speeches to Merlin instead of Gwen in this episode, and... I JUST CAN'T RESIST HIM. LANCELOT IS REALLY, REALLY DREAMY. I am sorry, Arthur-loving flist of mine, but I would leave that boy in a second if dreamy Lancelot came swooping in to save the day. DID YOU SEE HIS SCRUFF? OMG.

Er... other than that, my favorite scene was the Morgana/Uther one. OMG, HOW SHOCKING, right? I just can't quit these two. That scene was intense and gorgeous and angsty and DID YOU SEE THE WAY SHE KEPT LOOKING HIM UP AND DOWN? STOP THAT, MORGANA. I CAN'T NOT SHIP YOU GUYS WHEN YOU DO THAT. And, ooooooooh, Uther's heartbreak there is so ridiculously beautiful. He is a complete mess, not because she betrayed him and took over his kingdom, but because she doesn't return his love. She ~hates~ him MORE THAN HE'LL EVER KNOW. And yet she keeps him alive, and she can't look him in the eye when she says this. WHATEVER, MORGANA. This has been about Uther from the beginning. Her entire reason for everything that she does stems from her feeling rejected by Uther. DADDY DIDN'T LOVE ME ENOUGH, BOOHOOHOO. Seriously, that is her, only she's killing people instead of boohooing all over the place. But, yeah, her relationship with Uther is as complicated as ever, and that scene convinced me that she still doesn't hate him as much as she says she does. Or, maybe she does, but a part of her still wants his love and acceptance anyway, because her feelings for him are that screwed up. Uther loves her, plain and simple, but he can't acknowledge her as his own, nor can he accept her for all that she is, and this will always, always hurt her heart. This will always make her feel like she isn't good enough; no matter how much power she attains, that insecurity will always be hanging over her head, AND IT'S ALL UTHER'S FAULT. And it kills Uther that he's such a huge source of pain for Morgana. He wants nothing more than to make her happy, but he's finally figured out that that's impossible, because he's him. Just... augh, I still love this ship so freaking much. Even without the romantic/sexual subtext they are absolutely fascinating.

Another thing I loved about this episode? Arthur and Merlin were so very them. The them that I love with my whole heart and soul, where they both realize that they mean something to each other and are ecstatic to have each other's backs. Where Merlin is proud to be Arthur's anonymous savior. Where it's obvious that Merlin is such a fundamental part of Arthur's life that Arthur can't imagine doing anything without him. THEIR LOVE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. ♥

MERLIN!!!

Dec. 6th, 2010 12:59 am
firthgal: (merlin - knights of roundtable)
Just finished watching the finale. My main thought? How in the world does Lancelot just keep getting dreamier and dreamier? I HAD HEARTS IN MY EYES. Much like Lancelot and Merlin did during their late night talk. OMG, SO GAY. THAT WAS GAYER THAN MOST ARTHUR/MERLIN SCENES, WHICH IS TO SAY THAT IT WAS REALLY GAY. Oh, I loved it. "I know you too well, Merlin." *eyesex eyesex EYESEX* I mean, I've been shipping Merlin/Gwaine pretty hard, but damn, Lancelot was giving all the dreamy speeches to Merlin instead of Gwen in this episode, and... I JUST CAN'T RESIST HIM. LANCELOT IS REALLY, REALLY DREAMY. I am sorry, Arthur-loving flist of mine, but I would leave that boy in a second if dreamy Lancelot came swooping in to save the day. DID YOU SEE HIS SCRUFF? OMG.

Er... other than that, my favorite scene was the Morgana/Uther one. OMG, HOW SHOCKING, right? I just can't quit these two. That scene was intense and gorgeous and angsty and DID YOU SEE THE WAY SHE KEPT LOOKING HIM UP AND DOWN? STOP THAT, MORGANA. I CAN'T NOT SHIP YOU GUYS WHEN YOU DO THAT. And, ooooooooh, Uther's heartbreak there is so ridiculously beautiful. He is a complete mess, not because she betrayed him and took over his kingdom, but because she doesn't return his love. She ~hates~ him MORE THAN HE'LL EVER KNOW. And yet she keeps him alive, and she can't look him in the eye when she says this. WHATEVER, MORGANA. This has been about Uther from the beginning. Her entire reason for everything that she does stems from her feeling rejected by Uther. DADDY DIDN'T LOVE ME ENOUGH, BOOHOOHOO. Seriously, that is her, only she's killing people instead of boohooing all over the place. But, yeah, her relationship with Uther is as complicated as ever, and that scene convinced me that she still doesn't hate him as much as she says she does. Or, maybe she does, but a part of her still wants his love and acceptance anyway, because her feelings for him are that screwed up. Uther loves her, plain and simple, but he can't acknowledge her as his own, nor can he accept her for all that she is, and this will always, always hurt her heart. This will always make her feel like she isn't good enough; no matter how much power she attains, that insecurity will always be hanging over her head, AND IT'S ALL UTHER'S FAULT. And it kills Uther that he's such a huge source of pain for Morgana. He wants nothing more than to make her happy, but he's finally figured out that that's impossible, because he's him. Just... augh, I still love this ship so freaking much. Even without the romantic/sexual subtext they are absolutely fascinating.

Another thing I loved about this episode? Arthur and Merlin were so very them. The them that I love with my whole heart and soul, where they both realize that they mean something to each other and are ecstatic to have each other's backs. Where Merlin is proud to be Arthur's anonymous savior. Where it's obvious that Merlin is such a fundamental part of Arthur's life that Arthur can't imagine doing anything without him. THEIR LOVE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. ♥
firthgal: (uther - badass)
So, I've finally managed to spend some TV time NOT obsessing over Community (read: Jeff/Annie), and oh man, so much goodness to report:

1. Merlin. UTHER AND MORGANA ARE SO MARRIED. SO, SO MARRIED. They are bordering on creepy with this last ep. I mean, logically, they've probably always been on the borderline of creepy, but I just never saw it because I never thought of them as being related. But now it's all so twisted and incesty. And, you know, it's really really hard to think of Morgana as Uther's daughter when they have her flirtatiously egging him into proving his virility to her. That look he gave her, OMG. They need to stop being so sexy together. Anyway, aside from all the deeply incestuous flirting going on in this ep, Uther finally got to be awesome again. He has spent so many episodes this season being a complete dick (and a useless one at that), so, it was nice to see him being badass kingly for a change. That last scene at the dinner table particularly warmed my heart. Oh, those Pendragons! They are so beautiful when they actually express their emotions in healthy ways. And I loved how Morgana's mischievous intentions were totally thwarted! I know she was trying to be eeeeeevil, but she's never felt more like season 1 Morgana than she did in this ep. All playfully goading and watching with bated breath as her men fight in the tournament. As for Merlin and his little Gilly quest, ugh, whatever, WHY DIDN'T YOU CARE ABOUT MORGANA LIKE THAT? I usually roll my eyes when people complain about Merlin not taking Morgana under his wing, because OMG I know I know I KNOW, STOP TELLING ME, but gosh, this ep really cemented the fact that Merlin handled the Morgana situation all so very wrong. Like, Merlin has no qualms about revealing his magic to some random kid he JUST MET, and he makes it his prerogative to teach him about ~good magic, but with Morgana he was just like, "Meh, you're on your own." I get that she was the king's ward, but... she actually told him that she had magic. She was looking for someone to guide her and tell her that magic was good. So, yeah, while I don't put ALL the blame on Merlin for Morgana's downfall, I do see where he went so very wrong with her.

Oh oh oh, speaking of Morgana, I so want someone to do a fanvid to Cold Hearted by the Zac Brown Band. Uther/Morgana, Merlin/Morgana, Gwen/Morgana, it could be any of those. It probably fits Uther/Morgana the best, though. I am too lazy to do it myself. Plus, that song is more about mood/atmosphere, so clearly it would need fancy filters and whatnot. I doubt that many people besides me in the Merlin fandom dig country music, though... But Zac Brown Band is sort of like Mumford and Sons! Only less religious. And not British. And a lot Cajun. Okay, they aren't like Mumford at all, but they've got that bluegrass mixed with rockabilly thing happening.

2. THE BIG BANG THEORY. HOWARD/RAJ HOWARD/RAJ HOWARD/RAJ, OH MY FREAKING GOD. It is rare that my ships are that good to me. Not too long ago I was lamenting to myself about the lack of Howard/Raj shippiness this season, AND THEN WE GET THAT EPICNESS, HOLY CRAP. What made it truly awesome though was the awkwardness between Howard and Raj the next day, and then Raj going, "How come you didn't even call me this morning?" Oh, those two, I love them so very much. Leonard and Penny were completely boring, but I've noticed that Leonard/Penny heavy eps also tend to have great Howard/Raj storylines, so I'm maybe not as against Leonard/Penny as I normally would be? I don't know. This show is best though when it properly utilizes Sheldon, and that did not happen in this ep at all, so, I wouldn't want every ep to be like that. But, you know, HOWARD/RAJ.

3. The Office! I am so very happy that someone finally pointed out to Michael how crappy Ryan is to him. As much as I love how devoted Michael is to Ryan, it kind of hurts my heart when Ryan so shamelessly takes advantage of Michael's unconditional love. But you know what? This ep gave us one of those rare glimpses of Michael where he is actually more aware of things than everyone else is. Where he actually thinks things through and follows his heart. Where he can read people better than anyone else can. He handled the Ryan situation in the most noble and intelligent way possible. He still showed Ryan love even when he knew that Ryan didn't deserve that love, and he knew how to get the end result from Ryan that he wanted. This is why I love Michael. This is why it pains me when I see people tearing that character apart. He just... he has a good heart, and he's capable at the most unexpected times. Yeah, he's a selfish, offensive, clueless idiot most of the time, but when he stops trying so hard, when he actually pays attention to what's going on around him, he's quite an admirable fellow. I just love him so much.

Also, this ep proved that I am Stanley. Awhile back I took that "Which Office mate are you?" quiz thingy and it said that I was Stanley, but I have never so firmly believed that result until Stanley said that he wants to live in the top of a lighthouse ALONE that can shoot into outerspace where he can be away from humanity forever. THIS IS MY DREAM, TOO, STANLEY THE MANLY. Only, you know, it's because I find social interaction to be nerve-wracking, while Stanley just finds it tedious.
firthgal: (uther - badass)
So, I've finally managed to spend some TV time NOT obsessing over Community (read: Jeff/Annie), and oh man, so much goodness to report:

1. Merlin. UTHER AND MORGANA ARE SO MARRIED. SO, SO MARRIED. They are bordering on creepy with this last ep. I mean, logically, they've probably always been on the borderline of creepy, but I just never saw it because I never thought of them as being related. But now it's all so twisted and incesty. And, you know, it's really really hard to think of Morgana as Uther's daughter when they have her flirtatiously egging him into proving his virility to her. That look he gave her, OMG. They need to stop being so sexy together. Anyway, aside from all the deeply incestuous flirting going on in this ep, Uther finally got to be awesome again. He has spent so many episodes this season being a complete dick (and a useless one at that), so, it was nice to see him being badass kingly for a change. That last scene at the dinner table particularly warmed my heart. Oh, those Pendragons! They are so beautiful when they actually express their emotions in healthy ways. And I loved how Morgana's mischievous intentions were totally thwarted! I know she was trying to be eeeeeevil, but she's never felt more like season 1 Morgana than she did in this ep. All playfully goading and watching with bated breath as her men fight in the tournament. As for Merlin and his little Gilly quest, ugh, whatever, WHY DIDN'T YOU CARE ABOUT MORGANA LIKE THAT? I usually roll my eyes when people complain about Merlin not taking Morgana under his wing, because OMG I know I know I KNOW, STOP TELLING ME, but gosh, this ep really cemented the fact that Merlin handled the Morgana situation all so very wrong. Like, Merlin has no qualms about revealing his magic to some random kid he JUST MET, and he makes it his prerogative to teach him about ~good magic, but with Morgana he was just like, "Meh, you're on your own." I get that she was the king's ward, but... she actually told him that she had magic. She was looking for someone to guide her and tell her that magic was good. So, yeah, while I don't put ALL the blame on Merlin for Morgana's downfall, I do see where he went so very wrong with her.

Oh oh oh, speaking of Morgana, I so want someone to do a fanvid to Cold Hearted by the Zac Brown Band. Uther/Morgana, Merlin/Morgana, Gwen/Morgana, it could be any of those. It probably fits Uther/Morgana the best, though. I am too lazy to do it myself. Plus, that song is more about mood/atmosphere, so clearly it would need fancy filters and whatnot. I doubt that many people besides me in the Merlin fandom dig country music, though... But Zac Brown Band is sort of like Mumford and Sons! Only less religious. And not British. And a lot Cajun. Okay, they aren't like Mumford at all, but they've got that bluegrass mixed with rockabilly thing happening.

2. THE BIG BANG THEORY. HOWARD/RAJ HOWARD/RAJ HOWARD/RAJ, OH MY FREAKING GOD. It is rare that my ships are that good to me. Not too long ago I was lamenting to myself about the lack of Howard/Raj shippiness this season, AND THEN WE GET THAT EPICNESS, HOLY CRAP. What made it truly awesome though was the awkwardness between Howard and Raj the next day, and then Raj going, "How come you didn't even call me this morning?" Oh, those two, I love them so very much. Leonard and Penny were completely boring, but I've noticed that Leonard/Penny heavy eps also tend to have great Howard/Raj storylines, so I'm maybe not as against Leonard/Penny as I normally would be? I don't know. This show is best though when it properly utilizes Sheldon, and that did not happen in this ep at all, so, I wouldn't want every ep to be like that. But, you know, HOWARD/RAJ.

3. The Office! I am so very happy that someone finally pointed out to Michael how crappy Ryan is to him. As much as I love how devoted Michael is to Ryan, it kind of hurts my heart when Ryan so shamelessly takes advantage of Michael's unconditional love. But you know what? This ep gave us one of those rare glimpses of Michael where he is actually more aware of things than everyone else is. Where he actually thinks things through and follows his heart. Where he can read people better than anyone else can. He handled the Ryan situation in the most noble and intelligent way possible. He still showed Ryan love even when he knew that Ryan didn't deserve that love, and he knew how to get the end result from Ryan that he wanted. This is why I love Michael. This is why it pains me when I see people tearing that character apart. He just... he has a good heart, and he's capable at the most unexpected times. Yeah, he's a selfish, offensive, clueless idiot most of the time, but when he stops trying so hard, when he actually pays attention to what's going on around him, he's quite an admirable fellow. I just love him so much.

Also, this ep proved that I am Stanley. Awhile back I took that "Which Office mate are you?" quiz thingy and it said that I was Stanley, but I have never so firmly believed that result until Stanley said that he wants to live in the top of a lighthouse ALONE that can shoot into outerspace where he can be away from humanity forever. THIS IS MY DREAM, TOO, STANLEY THE MANLY. Only, you know, it's because I find social interaction to be nerve-wracking, while Stanley just finds it tedious.
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: (skks - yong ha)
1. Finally got around to watching the latest ep of Vampire Diaries. HOLY CRAP. <--My reaction to every episode.

Spoilers )

2. Just watched ep 18 of Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and it was not nearly as tragic as I thought it would be, though the ending angered me greatly.

Spoilers )

Anywho, favorite moment:



Heeeeeeeeee. ♥

3. MERLIN. Fact: Merlin is 20 times more awesome whenever Gwaine shows up. CAN HE BE A REGULAR, PLEASE? Especially since he gives Merlin the love that Arthur never will. Merlin deserves to have a friend that actually appreciates him. While I've enjoyed Merlin/Lancelot in the past, it seemed like Lancelot's true loyalty lied with Arthur, so it's nice that Merlin gets to have a friend who is loyal to him and doesn't give a fig about Arthur. And is it just me, or did Gwaine look totally envious of Arthur in the end? Like he was depressed that he couldn't travel around with Merlin forever and ever while Arthur gets to have Merlin all to himself 24/7. No? Just me projecting, then? Okay. Seriously, you have no idea how much I wanted Merlin to turn around and follow Gwaine, but silly Merlin will always only have eyes for Arthur. This kind of kills my soul a little, because this season has pretty much stomped all over my OTPs for this show, and suddenly I find myself OTPing the heck out of Merlin/Gwaine even though Gwaine is just a recurring character. *sigh*

I haven't spoken much about this, but lately I am really not enjoying Arthur/Gwen. I didn't mind them when we only got a moment here and there, but now it's like every single episode has to shove in a reminder of their EPIC LOVE for each other and it's kind of annoying. Not so annoying that it will deter from my enjoyment of an episode, but just annoying enough that it makes me sigh wearily whenever they have a scene together. I think my main problem is that Arthur is the one that is supposed to be hopelessly in love with Gwen, and yet I simply don't feel it from his end. Not one bit. Their scenes just end up being awkward because of that. Angel is doing her best to sell it, but Bradley is just... not great at romance, apparently. He almost seems bored with it, you know? Or I guess I'm just projecting again, I don't know, but the dude who plays Lancelot manages to sell the crap out of the Lancelot/Gwen romance and they've only had two episodes of development, while Arthur and Gwen have had an entire season and a half of development and I am still not feeling it. I think I felt it more last season than I am this one. As for Arthur/Merlin, I am still loving their banter and unintentionally suggestive scenes, but I am bummed at how emotionally distant they seem to be, lately. Merlin used to be Arthur's best friend, his emotional other half, but now he's just... that smart-mouthed serving boy who occasionally has moments of useful insight. I MISS THEIR BROMANTIC LOVE FOR EACH OTHER. They still flirt like they've always done, but a lot of the emotion seems to be missing this season. Bah.

"Evil" Morgana is starting to get on my nerves. I wish they wouldn't make her so one-note. I don't get why she was allowed to be morally ambiguous when she was one of the good guys, but now that she is on the bad side she has to be eeeeeeeeeevil, smirky, I-want-to-kill-everyone-just-because-I-can Morgana. IT MAKES NO SENSE. Like, I get her need/want to kill Uther, I think that's deserved. But getting such pleasure out of the thought of killing Arthur? Her own brother who has done absolutely nothing awful to her whatsoever? Just... can't she at least be briefly troubled by the idea of killing Arthur? Can't she have a moment here and there to stop and remember that she used to love these people? Couldn't she be on Morgause's side but still be good at heart? I just hate that they've completely changed everything about what Morgana used to stand for. She had her idea of what a just world should be, and she did everything in her power to accomplish that. Why couldn't the show use this as her motivation in going against Camelot? Right now it just looks like a lust for power and a need to please Morgause. Augh, I hate what they've done to her. Luckily she wasn't in much of this ep, though, since it was all about Gwaine's love for Merlin.

4. Did anyone else catch that Daily Show/Colbert Report Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? My oldest brother actually went to it and invited me to come along, but I didn't want to drive up there all on my own, so I didn't go (plus, I bet the Metro was super crowded and a total pain to ride today). I did manage to catch the last hour or so on Comedy Central though. It... wasn't that good, so I'm kind of happy that I declined the invitation. I did quite enjoy Stephen getting angry at Jon for wearing the same American flag pull over fleece sweater, though, and their song about who was more American. Also, I loved Jon's speech at the end of the show. I am not a big Jon Stewart fan (I'm a Colbert gal through and through), but when he's being serious and trying to get a non-partisan point across, he does it really well.

5. K-dramas I've watched over the past month:

Snow White - This one was so-so. Good for mindless entertainment, I suppose. No joke, I originally only watched this because the lead girl looked like she had a bit of an Ugly Betty thing happening, and I was like, "Hmm... wonder if that's true?" Well, it was nothing like Ugly Betty, but it was still a cute show. I was really, really enjoying it in the beginning, but then it started lagging in the middle and I just wanted to get to the end. I think the show made a huge mistake by making the best friend eventually fall in love with her, because it completely changed their dynamic and I was seriously missing the relationship that they had prior to that (plus, that guy was really likable and it was just sad to see him end up with no one). Also, it took me ages to figure out that the main guy was the same one from Tree of Heaven. He is so completely different in this that it just shocked me that it was the same guy. During the first episode I had a fleeting thought that it was him, but then I was like, "Nah, I only think that because I just watched Tree of Heaven." But, no, it was totally him. (speaking of Tree of Heaven, I still can't bring myself to go back to that show. I've watched the first three eps and just cannot take anymore of that heartbreak. But I want to know what happens! But it's so damn sad. But their love is epic! But it hurrrrrrts to watch that show. *sigh* I am not good with angsty melodramas, apparently) Anyway, Snow White was enjoyable, but nothing about it really stood out to me.

The Vineyard Man - I seem to enjoy Yoon Eun Hye's dramas without fail, and this was the only one [where she's the main star] that I hadn't watched, so I gave it a try. It was adorable, but not as good as good as Goong, Coffee Prince, or Take Care of the Young Lady. Actually, it might be on par with TCotYL, but I enjoyed the pacing of TCotYL much more than I did The Vineyard Man. It took two (or maybe three) episodes to get the characters to the vineyard, and then I got a little frustrated with how long it took the characters to get together, but the fact that it took them so long and contained so much pining kind of made the payoff so very good. Plus, I just really enjoyed the supporting characters on this show and the scenery was beautiful, and it really made me want to be a farmer even though I would be horrible at doing hard labor, especially in the dead of summer, but dramas like this always make me long to live in places where the entire neighborhood is like one big family, and people are actually outside conversing with each other for fun instead of watching TV or playing on the computer. THAT LIFESTYLE IS SO FOREIGN TO ME. And, really, if you were to throw me into that lifestyle right now I would probably be completely miserable, but it looks so wonderful on TV! Anyway, this drama was super cute (as are all of Yoon Eun Hye's dramas), and it's one of the few dramas that actually gives us a completely satisfying ending, so, I enjoyed it.

Also, I finished watching I am Sam for a third time. I JUST CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT. My favorite bits of it, anyway. I'm pretty sure that it really is my favorite romance ever, even though it isn't epic by any means and we never get a kiss. But guuuuuh, they are such adorably bickering soulmates that it is so damn beautiful when Jang finally admits to himself that his feelings for Eun Byul are of a romantic nature. I just love how completely lost he is without her, how his life falls apart and has no real meaning after they're kept apart the first time, and then the second time he is just depressed and going through the motions, trying to get used to living life without her (but then he runs away with her because he can't bear the thought of losing her for good and it's so utterly beautiful how they are still them, only slightly more intimate, allowing themselves the hand touches and them rough housing with each other in the water and him giving her a piggy back ride and them holding hands as they fall asleep and GUH, I LOVE THEM SO FREAKING MUCH). I still find the ending a little far-fetched though. These are two people who couldn't deal with one day of not seeing each other (and this was before they both realized that they were in love), so now I'm supposed to believe that they went FOUR YEARS without even contacting each other? Psh. But then again, he did wait for her for four years without really knowing if their love meant the same thing to her as it did to him, so... I guess that makes their romance kind of epic? Anyway, they are super adorable and their romance is full of bickering and manipulation and repressed emotions and inappropriateness, so, it's really not a surprise that I am so very addicted to Eun Byul/Teacher Jang.
firthgal: (skks - yong ha)
1. Finally got around to watching the latest ep of Vampire Diaries. HOLY CRAP. <--My reaction to every episode.

Spoilers )

2. Just watched ep 18 of Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and it was not nearly as tragic as I thought it would be, though the ending angered me greatly.

Spoilers )

Anywho, favorite moment:



Heeeeeeeeee. ♥

3. MERLIN. Fact: Merlin is 20 times more awesome whenever Gwaine shows up. CAN HE BE A REGULAR, PLEASE? Especially since he gives Merlin the love that Arthur never will. Merlin deserves to have a friend that actually appreciates him. While I've enjoyed Merlin/Lancelot in the past, it seemed like Lancelot's true loyalty lied with Arthur, so it's nice that Merlin gets to have a friend who is loyal to him and doesn't give a fig about Arthur. And is it just me, or did Gwaine look totally envious of Arthur in the end? Like he was depressed that he couldn't travel around with Merlin forever and ever while Arthur gets to have Merlin all to himself 24/7. No? Just me projecting, then? Okay. Seriously, you have no idea how much I wanted Merlin to turn around and follow Gwaine, but silly Merlin will always only have eyes for Arthur. This kind of kills my soul a little, because this season has pretty much stomped all over my OTPs for this show, and suddenly I find myself OTPing the heck out of Merlin/Gwaine even though Gwaine is just a recurring character. *sigh*

I haven't spoken much about this, but lately I am really not enjoying Arthur/Gwen. I didn't mind them when we only got a moment here and there, but now it's like every single episode has to shove in a reminder of their EPIC LOVE for each other and it's kind of annoying. Not so annoying that it will deter from my enjoyment of an episode, but just annoying enough that it makes me sigh wearily whenever they have a scene together. I think my main problem is that Arthur is the one that is supposed to be hopelessly in love with Gwen, and yet I simply don't feel it from his end. Not one bit. Their scenes just end up being awkward because of that. Angel is doing her best to sell it, but Bradley is just... not great at romance, apparently. He almost seems bored with it, you know? Or I guess I'm just projecting again, I don't know, but the dude who plays Lancelot manages to sell the crap out of the Lancelot/Gwen romance and they've only had two episodes of development, while Arthur and Gwen have had an entire season and a half of development and I am still not feeling it. I think I felt it more last season than I am this one. As for Arthur/Merlin, I am still loving their banter and unintentionally suggestive scenes, but I am bummed at how emotionally distant they seem to be, lately. Merlin used to be Arthur's best friend, his emotional other half, but now he's just... that smart-mouthed serving boy who occasionally has moments of useful insight. I MISS THEIR BROMANTIC LOVE FOR EACH OTHER. They still flirt like they've always done, but a lot of the emotion seems to be missing this season. Bah.

"Evil" Morgana is starting to get on my nerves. I wish they wouldn't make her so one-note. I don't get why she was allowed to be morally ambiguous when she was one of the good guys, but now that she is on the bad side she has to be eeeeeeeeeevil, smirky, I-want-to-kill-everyone-just-because-I-can Morgana. IT MAKES NO SENSE. Like, I get her need/want to kill Uther, I think that's deserved. But getting such pleasure out of the thought of killing Arthur? Her own brother who has done absolutely nothing awful to her whatsoever? Just... can't she at least be briefly troubled by the idea of killing Arthur? Can't she have a moment here and there to stop and remember that she used to love these people? Couldn't she be on Morgause's side but still be good at heart? I just hate that they've completely changed everything about what Morgana used to stand for. She had her idea of what a just world should be, and she did everything in her power to accomplish that. Why couldn't the show use this as her motivation in going against Camelot? Right now it just looks like a lust for power and a need to please Morgause. Augh, I hate what they've done to her. Luckily she wasn't in much of this ep, though, since it was all about Gwaine's love for Merlin.

4. Did anyone else catch that Daily Show/Colbert Report Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? My oldest brother actually went to it and invited me to come along, but I didn't want to drive up there all on my own, so I didn't go (plus, I bet the Metro was super crowded and a total pain to ride today). I did manage to catch the last hour or so on Comedy Central though. It... wasn't that good, so I'm kind of happy that I declined the invitation. I did quite enjoy Stephen getting angry at Jon for wearing the same American flag pull over fleece sweater, though, and their song about who was more American. Also, I loved Jon's speech at the end of the show. I am not a big Jon Stewart fan (I'm a Colbert gal through and through), but when he's being serious and trying to get a non-partisan point across, he does it really well.

5. K-dramas I've watched over the past month:

Snow White - This one was so-so. Good for mindless entertainment, I suppose. No joke, I originally only watched this because the lead girl looked like she had a bit of an Ugly Betty thing happening, and I was like, "Hmm... wonder if that's true?" Well, it was nothing like Ugly Betty, but it was still a cute show. I was really, really enjoying it in the beginning, but then it started lagging in the middle and I just wanted to get to the end. I think the show made a huge mistake by making the best friend eventually fall in love with her, because it completely changed their dynamic and I was seriously missing the relationship that they had prior to that (plus, that guy was really likable and it was just sad to see him end up with no one). Also, it took me ages to figure out that the main guy was the same one from Tree of Heaven. He is so completely different in this that it just shocked me that it was the same guy. During the first episode I had a fleeting thought that it was him, but then I was like, "Nah, I only think that because I just watched Tree of Heaven." But, no, it was totally him. (speaking of Tree of Heaven, I still can't bring myself to go back to that show. I've watched the first three eps and just cannot take anymore of that heartbreak. But I want to know what happens! But it's so damn sad. But their love is epic! But it hurrrrrrts to watch that show. *sigh* I am not good with angsty melodramas, apparently) Anyway, Snow White was enjoyable, but nothing about it really stood out to me.

The Vineyard Man - I seem to enjoy Yoon Eun Hye's dramas without fail, and this was the only one [where she's the main star] that I hadn't watched, so I gave it a try. It was adorable, but not as good as good as Goong, Coffee Prince, or Take Care of the Young Lady. Actually, it might be on par with TCotYL, but I enjoyed the pacing of TCotYL much more than I did The Vineyard Man. It took two (or maybe three) episodes to get the characters to the vineyard, and then I got a little frustrated with how long it took the characters to get together, but the fact that it took them so long and contained so much pining kind of made the payoff so very good. Plus, I just really enjoyed the supporting characters on this show and the scenery was beautiful, and it really made me want to be a farmer even though I would be horrible at doing hard labor, especially in the dead of summer, but dramas like this always make me long to live in places where the entire neighborhood is like one big family, and people are actually outside conversing with each other for fun instead of watching TV or playing on the computer. THAT LIFESTYLE IS SO FOREIGN TO ME. And, really, if you were to throw me into that lifestyle right now I would probably be completely miserable, but it looks so wonderful on TV! Anyway, this drama was super cute (as are all of Yoon Eun Hye's dramas), and it's one of the few dramas that actually gives us a completely satisfying ending, so, I enjoyed it.

Also, I finished watching I am Sam for a third time. I JUST CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT. My favorite bits of it, anyway. I'm pretty sure that it really is my favorite romance ever, even though it isn't epic by any means and we never get a kiss. But guuuuuh, they are such adorably bickering soulmates that it is so damn beautiful when Jang finally admits to himself that his feelings for Eun Byul are of a romantic nature. I just love how completely lost he is without her, how his life falls apart and has no real meaning after they're kept apart the first time, and then the second time he is just depressed and going through the motions, trying to get used to living life without her (but then he runs away with her because he can't bear the thought of losing her for good and it's so utterly beautiful how they are still them, only slightly more intimate, allowing themselves the hand touches and them rough housing with each other in the water and him giving her a piggy back ride and them holding hands as they fall asleep and GUH, I LOVE THEM SO FREAKING MUCH). I still find the ending a little far-fetched though. These are two people who couldn't deal with one day of not seeing each other (and this was before they both realized that they were in love), so now I'm supposed to believe that they went FOUR YEARS without even contacting each other? Psh. But then again, he did wait for her for four years without really knowing if their love meant the same thing to her as it did to him, so... I guess that makes their romance kind of epic? Anyway, they are super adorable and their romance is full of bickering and manipulation and repressed emotions and inappropriateness, so, it's really not a surprise that I am so very addicted to Eun Byul/Teacher Jang.
firthgal: (uther - proper execution)
Dear Merlin Writers,

I HATE YOU.

No love,
Me

spoilers )
firthgal: (uther - proper execution)
Dear Merlin Writers,

I HATE YOU.

No love,
Me

spoilers )
firthgal: (uther - proper execution)
I have never, ever, ever laughed harder at an episode of Merlin. Ever.



BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh god, this episode, so delightful. (is it sad that my responses to Merlin have become, like, 2 sentences as opposed to the essays that I used to write? Probably)
firthgal: (uther - proper execution)
I have never, ever, ever laughed harder at an episode of Merlin. Ever.



BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh god, this episode, so delightful. (is it sad that my responses to Merlin have become, like, 2 sentences as opposed to the essays that I used to write? Probably)

Merlin!

Sep. 19th, 2010 01:53 am
firthgal: (uther morgana - love)
My head is pounding and I'm feeling shaky for some odd reason, so I will just say a few things:

Spoilers for Merlin 3x02 )

Merlin!

Sep. 19th, 2010 01:53 am
firthgal: (uther morgana - love)
My head is pounding and I'm feeling shaky for some odd reason, so I will just say a few things:

Spoilers for Merlin 3x02 )

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