Psh.

Sep. 8th, 2010 11:43 pm
firthgal: (shawn gus)
Dear Psych finale,

I was totally feeling you, even the Shawn/Juliet (FIRST TIME EVER, by the way) but then you just had to go overboard in the end, didn't you? You just had to make me go from my surprised "Awwwwwwww," reaction to my typical, "Ugh ugh I'm going to puke," reaction, didn't you? UUUUUUUGH. Just, you know, next time? Skip the epically sappy speech that is just so ridiculously not Shawn, okay? Because the first sappy speech I totally bought and actually enjoyed because it was a genuine moment of self reflection for him, but the second speech? UUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. That being said, this is probably the best that you've ever handled the atrocity that is Shawn/Juliet, and for once, FOR ONCE, you finally made me think that they aren't so bad. But I still miss Lassiter/Juliet like crazy. *cries*



I've started watching another Korean drama, because, well, I'm me, and I decided to go with Personal Taste, because apparently I'm kind of in love with Lee Min Ho? Only slightly, in the sense that I enjoy looking at him and this is the second drama of his that I've watched (he was the main dude on Boys Over Flowers). I think I find him even more delightful in this one than I did in BOF. Anyway, the first ep made me laugh like crazy and instantly got me interested in the drama, and that is not typical of most first eps for me with K-dramas, so, I think I'm really going to enjoy this one. But anyway, the point of even bringing this up is that I find it utterly hilarious that this dude:



Has been in almost every single Korean drama that I have seen. Dude gets around! And I've enjoyed him in everything, though in this one it looks like he's the bad guy.



I totally wrote a corny Merlin/Community mash-up comment fic. BUT THAT WAS BACK WHEN I WAS SUPER EXCITED FOR THE RETURN OF MERLIN. Ack, stupid spoilers, making me worry. *sigh*

Speaking of Community fic, you all should read anything’s righter than books could plan by [livejournal.com profile] dearygirl. Especially if you are A) a Britta fan, B) an Annie/Britta fan, C) a Jeff/Annie fan, or D) all of the above. But mainly A and B. And don't let the pregnancy storyline scare you away, because this fic handled it in such a very real and beautiful way, and it's entirely from Britta's POV, and the Britta/Annie friendship is so utterly magnificent in this, and Abed and Troy are perfection, and even the Jeff/Annie bits feel so true to life. I loved this so freaking much (and hey, there was even a tiny bit of Britta/Pierce subtext in there that totally thrilled me, even though, you know, I don't think the author meant it to be subtext, but whatever, I SEE BRITTA/PIERCE SUBTEXT IN ALL FANFIC. IT'S JUST A THING). Anyway, it's a great read. It made me laugh out loud and it made me burst into happy tears, and it's just so rare that a piece of fanfiction can move me to tears. So, yeah, it's wonderful.

And here, just to get you in the fic reading mood:



*swoooooooooon*



Because I needed something to remind me that, hey, my love for Merlin is not just about Uther/Morgana:



♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Psh.

Sep. 8th, 2010 11:43 pm
firthgal: (shawn gus)
Dear Psych finale,

I was totally feeling you, even the Shawn/Juliet (FIRST TIME EVER, by the way) but then you just had to go overboard in the end, didn't you? You just had to make me go from my surprised "Awwwwwwww," reaction to my typical, "Ugh ugh I'm going to puke," reaction, didn't you? UUUUUUUGH. Just, you know, next time? Skip the epically sappy speech that is just so ridiculously not Shawn, okay? Because the first sappy speech I totally bought and actually enjoyed because it was a genuine moment of self reflection for him, but the second speech? UUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. That being said, this is probably the best that you've ever handled the atrocity that is Shawn/Juliet, and for once, FOR ONCE, you finally made me think that they aren't so bad. But I still miss Lassiter/Juliet like crazy. *cries*



I've started watching another Korean drama, because, well, I'm me, and I decided to go with Personal Taste, because apparently I'm kind of in love with Lee Min Ho? Only slightly, in the sense that I enjoy looking at him and this is the second drama of his that I've watched (he was the main dude on Boys Over Flowers). I think I find him even more delightful in this one than I did in BOF. Anyway, the first ep made me laugh like crazy and instantly got me interested in the drama, and that is not typical of most first eps for me with K-dramas, so, I think I'm really going to enjoy this one. But anyway, the point of even bringing this up is that I find it utterly hilarious that this dude:



Has been in almost every single Korean drama that I have seen. Dude gets around! And I've enjoyed him in everything, though in this one it looks like he's the bad guy.



I totally wrote a corny Merlin/Community mash-up comment fic. BUT THAT WAS BACK WHEN I WAS SUPER EXCITED FOR THE RETURN OF MERLIN. Ack, stupid spoilers, making me worry. *sigh*

Speaking of Community fic, you all should read anything’s righter than books could plan by [livejournal.com profile] dearygirl. Especially if you are A) a Britta fan, B) an Annie/Britta fan, C) a Jeff/Annie fan, or D) all of the above. But mainly A and B. And don't let the pregnancy storyline scare you away, because this fic handled it in such a very real and beautiful way, and it's entirely from Britta's POV, and the Britta/Annie friendship is so utterly magnificent in this, and Abed and Troy are perfection, and even the Jeff/Annie bits feel so true to life. I loved this so freaking much (and hey, there was even a tiny bit of Britta/Pierce subtext in there that totally thrilled me, even though, you know, I don't think the author meant it to be subtext, but whatever, I SEE BRITTA/PIERCE SUBTEXT IN ALL FANFIC. IT'S JUST A THING). Anyway, it's a great read. It made me laugh out loud and it made me burst into happy tears, and it's just so rare that a piece of fanfiction can move me to tears. So, yeah, it's wonderful.

And here, just to get you in the fic reading mood:



*swoooooooooon*



Because I needed something to remind me that, hey, my love for Merlin is not just about Uther/Morgana:



♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
firthgal: (shawn gus)
Most delightful Psych ep ever, y/y? There is no possible way that I am the only one who desperately wants to see a Peters & Boone spinoff (Geriatric Cops? Overripe Grapples? Checkers and Guns? The Early Bird Special? Or simply Peters & Boone?). THEY WERE MAGNIFICENT. Greatest use of guest stars that this show has ever done. And I giggled quite hysterically at Lassiter wanting to name his gun "Thunder Stick." LOVE. NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR THIS SEASON.

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?

Hmm... that would be Jim/Pam from The Office. I've never really hated them, but I hadn't exactly liked them. Frankly, I felt that they dragged the show down with relationship drama that I simply wasn't interested in, because, well, I've never been all that into star-crossed lovers, and you knew from their very first scene that these two would end up together, so there was no excitement in it for me. I just found them boring as boring could be, and they often times annoyed me with their refusal to do anything about their feelings. I just... blech, I found them off-putting. While everyone else swooned at the Casino Night kiss, I rolled my eyes and said, "Yeah, she's going to refuse him." AND HEY, GUESS WHAT? She did. While everyone angsted over Jim and Pam's angst in season 3, I lamented about what jerkasses they were and how they totally deserved each other in all their jerkassy glory (although, I did enjoy the fact that Pam got to develop a personality away from Jim. Previous to season 3, her character development was almost always tied to Jim in some way). But anyway, I found them annoying more times than not, and at best I tolerated them. But then Jim fake proposed to Pam when he went to tie his shoe and they shook my heart a tiny bit, and then Jim real proposed to Pam at a gas station in the pouring rain and I may have sighed a little, and then they found out that Pam was pregnant and Jim's smile got me, and then they got married and smiled at their goofy friends as they very predictably danced down the aisle in the style of that YouTube video, and then, this is the big one, THEY HAD A BABY. The baby is what finally won my heart, because the baby episode was so very real that I could feel exactly what they were feeling, and their big "aha, we're parents!" moment was just so dang beautiful. AND THEN THEY WENT ON AN INTERVIEW FOR A PRESCHOOL, and totally failed, and they were just beyond adorable there. And basically, Jim and Pam as an established couple is a wonderful thing, and Jim and Pam as first time parents is a beautiful thing, and I'm so happy that the show didn't draw out their angst for longer than it had to (and frankly, season 3 was pushing it there for awhile). I know that I'm of the minority here, but I find Jim and Pam far more fascinating as a couple than I did as lovelorn piney things. There is just so much more to a relationship than falling in love. The trick is staying in love, through unexpected children and money problems and unfulfilled dreams and life, and this is a couple that can do it.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )

The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 05 - Favorite quote

Dude, this is impossible to answer. Community's greatest strength is its ridiculously brilliant quotes. I suppose that I will always be fond of "By Zeus, what sort of jackassery is this?" Pretty much anything that comes out of Professor Whitman's mouth is gold. I also like Pierce's coining of the phrase "streets ahead" (and, of course, "streets behind"). I also really, really love Pierce's speech to Jeff when he says, "What some men call failure, I call living. Breakfast! And I'm not leaving till I've cleaned out the buffet," and then Jeff tells him "Good luck," as he's rowing away and Pierce yells, "Don't need it! Never had it!" I wish so hard that I could have Pierce's mentality. That man bounces back from anything with an insane amount of confidence. Anyway, another absolute favorite: "To me, religion is like Paul Rudd. I see the appeal, and I would never take it away from anyone, but I would also never stand in line for it." That quote is so very quotable that it blows my mind.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (shawn gus)
Most delightful Psych ep ever, y/y? There is no possible way that I am the only one who desperately wants to see a Peters & Boone spinoff (Geriatric Cops? Overripe Grapples? Checkers and Guns? The Early Bird Special? Or simply Peters & Boone?). THEY WERE MAGNIFICENT. Greatest use of guest stars that this show has ever done. And I giggled quite hysterically at Lassiter wanting to name his gun "Thunder Stick." LOVE. NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR THIS SEASON.

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?

Hmm... that would be Jim/Pam from The Office. I've never really hated them, but I hadn't exactly liked them. Frankly, I felt that they dragged the show down with relationship drama that I simply wasn't interested in, because, well, I've never been all that into star-crossed lovers, and you knew from their very first scene that these two would end up together, so there was no excitement in it for me. I just found them boring as boring could be, and they often times annoyed me with their refusal to do anything about their feelings. I just... blech, I found them off-putting. While everyone else swooned at the Casino Night kiss, I rolled my eyes and said, "Yeah, she's going to refuse him." AND HEY, GUESS WHAT? She did. While everyone angsted over Jim and Pam's angst in season 3, I lamented about what jerkasses they were and how they totally deserved each other in all their jerkassy glory (although, I did enjoy the fact that Pam got to develop a personality away from Jim. Previous to season 3, her character development was almost always tied to Jim in some way). But anyway, I found them annoying more times than not, and at best I tolerated them. But then Jim fake proposed to Pam when he went to tie his shoe and they shook my heart a tiny bit, and then Jim real proposed to Pam at a gas station in the pouring rain and I may have sighed a little, and then they found out that Pam was pregnant and Jim's smile got me, and then they got married and smiled at their goofy friends as they very predictably danced down the aisle in the style of that YouTube video, and then, this is the big one, THEY HAD A BABY. The baby is what finally won my heart, because the baby episode was so very real that I could feel exactly what they were feeling, and their big "aha, we're parents!" moment was just so dang beautiful. AND THEN THEY WENT ON AN INTERVIEW FOR A PRESCHOOL, and totally failed, and they were just beyond adorable there. And basically, Jim and Pam as an established couple is a wonderful thing, and Jim and Pam as first time parents is a beautiful thing, and I'm so happy that the show didn't draw out their angst for longer than it had to (and frankly, season 3 was pushing it there for awhile). I know that I'm of the minority here, but I find Jim and Pam far more fascinating as a couple than I did as lovelorn piney things. There is just so much more to a relationship than falling in love. The trick is staying in love, through unexpected children and money problems and unfulfilled dreams and life, and this is a couple that can do it.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )

The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 05 - Favorite quote

Dude, this is impossible to answer. Community's greatest strength is its ridiculously brilliant quotes. I suppose that I will always be fond of "By Zeus, what sort of jackassery is this?" Pretty much anything that comes out of Professor Whitman's mouth is gold. I also like Pierce's coining of the phrase "streets ahead" (and, of course, "streets behind"). I also really, really love Pierce's speech to Jeff when he says, "What some men call failure, I call living. Breakfast! And I'm not leaving till I've cleaned out the buffet," and then Jeff tells him "Good luck," as he's rowing away and Pierce yells, "Don't need it! Never had it!" I wish so hard that I could have Pierce's mentality. That man bounces back from anything with an insane amount of confidence. Anyway, another absolute favorite: "To me, religion is like Paul Rudd. I see the appeal, and I would never take it away from anyone, but I would also never stand in line for it." That quote is so very quotable that it blows my mind.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (true blood - bill sookie)
So, you know those two escaped convicts that they keep showing on the news? My dad can't keep from giggling every time they say, "It is believed that [insert woman's name], the cousin and fiance of [insert convict's name], aided in his escape." I'll admit it, I too laugh every time. Oh, incest! How hilarious! *sigh*

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life movie pairing?

I pretty much covered my favorite real life ship on Day 10, and this meme shamefully neglects films, so, it had to be changed! Now, my favorite movie pairing. I think I'll go with the one that has pretty much been the basis of my entire shipping history:



Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. This is probably my favorite scene in the entire film. This is the closest they ever get to pouring their hearts out to each other and they can't even do this without fighting. Henry is so friggin' emotionally stunted that he simply can't just admit that Eliza means something to him (beyond her being his plaything). Eliza is finally standing up to him and trying to express what she feels for him, and it's clumsy and defensive and not romantic in the least, but that's kind of their thing, and Henry just... he plays with her head, but at the same time, he is being genuine through a lot of this scene, and it's those genuine moments that have always won Eliza over, but she's not falling for it this time! No sir! And this breaks his heart, because he's terribly lost without her and he doesn't even know how it happened. I so, so love how he immediately calls his mother after Eliza leaves him and he sounds like a confused child as he says, "She's gone." And of course this scene is followed up with the "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face" scene, where he's storming back to his house and is mad jealous of Freddy and wishes Eliza and Freddy nothing but misery, and he switches between this fantasy and realizing that his own life without Eliza will be empty and meaningless, and even though the song itself is not the most romantic sentiment in the world, it's huge for Henry. That he let this woman get under his skin, that he suddenly depends on someone else to make his life complete, this baffles and scares him, but he's finally come to accept it. And the first thing he does when he goes into his (very empty even though he has a billion servants) house? He turns on the recording of Eliza's voice and listens to it with a fond/sorrowful smile. AND THEN ELIZA SHOWS UP. AND HE TELLS HER TO GET HIS SLIPPERS. And in Henry speak this means, "I love you, never leave me again," and it somehow ends up being the sweetest ending ever, even though it's kind of not, BUT IT TOTALLY IS.

Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?

At one point in time, Betty/Henry from Ugly Betty was the bane of my existence. They just... ugh, they bugged the crap out of me with their syrupy sweetness and manufactured angst. I just couldn't take it anymore. It's not that they didn't have chemistry, because out of the plethora of love interests that Betty had, Henry was the only one where I ever felt any real chemistry between the actors (besides Daniel/Betty, of course, which was a different kind of chemistry, one that I liked, you see). But yeah, Betty/Henry was responsible for making me kind of hate Ugly Betty. But you know what? The show went on to do things that were 20 times worse than Betty/Henry, and somewhere along the way I completely forgave that ship and had even longed for the days when Betty/Henry was still a thing.

The only other ships that I have despised as equally are Shawn/Juliet from Psych and Paul/Echo from Dollhouse. They both elicit misery and nausea from me. I utterly hate what the Shawn/Juliet romance did to both of those characters. They just bring out the worst in each other and I hate that, especially since they are both pretty awesome characters when they're not angsting over each other (thank god the current season seems to have drifted away from them for a bit). Paul/Echo was just UGH. Ugh ugh UGH. They still make me shudder with their UGHness.

Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?

I'm going to say Bill/Sookie from True Blood, because originally I never really thought that I'd love them, but then somewhere along the way they stole my heart. It's just your typical Lady That all the Dudes Want to Screw/Broody Vampire pairing that seems to be all the rage these days (and is quite reminiscent of Buffy/Angel), but there's just something about these two that draws me in. I can roll my eyes at them and balk at their lunacy and giggle at their ridiculousness and still somehow take them seriously, possibly because the show acknowledges that their romance is rather creepy. What really won me over though is how Sookie can always manage to get Bill into a flustered, perplexed anger that is just so not intimidating that it's freaking hilarious (and Sookie finds him totally adorable when he's in this state, as do I). But beyond that, Sookie fights tooth and nail for her love for Bill. She will go to the ends of the earth to save him, she will risk her life like an idiot to find him even when he tells her it's over, she'll knock some sense into him whenever he tries to tell her he's not good for her, and she'll forgive him even when he comes thisclose to killing her (which, yes, is insane, but it was part of her doing anything it takes to save him). As for Bill, he loves her forever and always. Even when he tries to push the love away, he simply can't. She's a part of him and he'll always be listening for her, watching out for her, wanting to be near her, wishing he could give her a normal life. She's his reason for living. Er... I mean... she's his reason for undeading? I don't know. But anyway, I just love his intensity and his seemingly noble intentions (even though, you know, his intentions may not be so noble after all. But heck, even if he's had ulterior motives this entire time, I still believe that he truly fell in love with her. DON'T PROVE ME WRONG, SHOW).



ALSO, THEY'RE KIND OF PRETTY.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )
firthgal: (true blood - bill sookie)
So, you know those two escaped convicts that they keep showing on the news? My dad can't keep from giggling every time they say, "It is believed that [insert woman's name], the cousin and fiance of [insert convict's name], aided in his escape." I'll admit it, I too laugh every time. Oh, incest! How hilarious! *sigh*

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life movie pairing?

I pretty much covered my favorite real life ship on Day 10, and this meme shamefully neglects films, so, it had to be changed! Now, my favorite movie pairing. I think I'll go with the one that has pretty much been the basis of my entire shipping history:



Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. This is probably my favorite scene in the entire film. This is the closest they ever get to pouring their hearts out to each other and they can't even do this without fighting. Henry is so friggin' emotionally stunted that he simply can't just admit that Eliza means something to him (beyond her being his plaything). Eliza is finally standing up to him and trying to express what she feels for him, and it's clumsy and defensive and not romantic in the least, but that's kind of their thing, and Henry just... he plays with her head, but at the same time, he is being genuine through a lot of this scene, and it's those genuine moments that have always won Eliza over, but she's not falling for it this time! No sir! And this breaks his heart, because he's terribly lost without her and he doesn't even know how it happened. I so, so love how he immediately calls his mother after Eliza leaves him and he sounds like a confused child as he says, "She's gone." And of course this scene is followed up with the "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face" scene, where he's storming back to his house and is mad jealous of Freddy and wishes Eliza and Freddy nothing but misery, and he switches between this fantasy and realizing that his own life without Eliza will be empty and meaningless, and even though the song itself is not the most romantic sentiment in the world, it's huge for Henry. That he let this woman get under his skin, that he suddenly depends on someone else to make his life complete, this baffles and scares him, but he's finally come to accept it. And the first thing he does when he goes into his (very empty even though he has a billion servants) house? He turns on the recording of Eliza's voice and listens to it with a fond/sorrowful smile. AND THEN ELIZA SHOWS UP. AND HE TELLS HER TO GET HIS SLIPPERS. And in Henry speak this means, "I love you, never leave me again," and it somehow ends up being the sweetest ending ever, even though it's kind of not, BUT IT TOTALLY IS.

Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?

At one point in time, Betty/Henry from Ugly Betty was the bane of my existence. They just... ugh, they bugged the crap out of me with their syrupy sweetness and manufactured angst. I just couldn't take it anymore. It's not that they didn't have chemistry, because out of the plethora of love interests that Betty had, Henry was the only one where I ever felt any real chemistry between the actors (besides Daniel/Betty, of course, which was a different kind of chemistry, one that I liked, you see). But yeah, Betty/Henry was responsible for making me kind of hate Ugly Betty. But you know what? The show went on to do things that were 20 times worse than Betty/Henry, and somewhere along the way I completely forgave that ship and had even longed for the days when Betty/Henry was still a thing.

The only other ships that I have despised as equally are Shawn/Juliet from Psych and Paul/Echo from Dollhouse. They both elicit misery and nausea from me. I utterly hate what the Shawn/Juliet romance did to both of those characters. They just bring out the worst in each other and I hate that, especially since they are both pretty awesome characters when they're not angsting over each other (thank god the current season seems to have drifted away from them for a bit). Paul/Echo was just UGH. Ugh ugh UGH. They still make me shudder with their UGHness.

Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?

I'm going to say Bill/Sookie from True Blood, because originally I never really thought that I'd love them, but then somewhere along the way they stole my heart. It's just your typical Lady That all the Dudes Want to Screw/Broody Vampire pairing that seems to be all the rage these days (and is quite reminiscent of Buffy/Angel), but there's just something about these two that draws me in. I can roll my eyes at them and balk at their lunacy and giggle at their ridiculousness and still somehow take them seriously, possibly because the show acknowledges that their romance is rather creepy. What really won me over though is how Sookie can always manage to get Bill into a flustered, perplexed anger that is just so not intimidating that it's freaking hilarious (and Sookie finds him totally adorable when he's in this state, as do I). But beyond that, Sookie fights tooth and nail for her love for Bill. She will go to the ends of the earth to save him, she will risk her life like an idiot to find him even when he tells her it's over, she'll knock some sense into him whenever he tries to tell her he's not good for her, and she'll forgive him even when he comes thisclose to killing her (which, yes, is insane, but it was part of her doing anything it takes to save him). As for Bill, he loves her forever and always. Even when he tries to push the love away, he simply can't. She's a part of him and he'll always be listening for her, watching out for her, wanting to be near her, wishing he could give her a normal life. She's his reason for living. Er... I mean... she's his reason for undeading? I don't know. But anyway, I just love his intensity and his seemingly noble intentions (even though, you know, his intentions may not be so noble after all. But heck, even if he's had ulterior motives this entire time, I still believe that he truly fell in love with her. DON'T PROVE ME WRONG, SHOW).



ALSO, THEY'RE KIND OF PRETTY.

Next time on firthgal's journal... )

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Jul. 26th, 2010 10:00 pm
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
1. I spent my entire afternoon watching A Very Potter Sequel. It wasn't as good as the first one, however, the Ron/Hermione was excellent this time around, like, to the point where I got just as excited about them as I did with the books. In A Very Potter Musical Ron tended to be so epically mean to her that I was actually rooting for Hermione/Draco (especially since they make Draco so damn lovable), but with this one I was all about the Ron/Hermione, especially during this scene. SO ADORABLE. Still though, Voldy/Quirrel was the best thing about the original musical, and without them the sequel just wasn't as enjoyable. Draco was still hilarious, though, and what they did with Lucius was freaking brilliant. And I really, really loved the High School Musical spoof during the quidditch scene, and the slow-mo quidditch action was kind of amazing. So, still brilliant, just not quite as brilliant as the first one.

2. HOLY FREAKING CRAP, LOOK AT THE EPIC UTHER/MORGANA GOING ON IN THE SERIES 3 TRAILOR! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG, I officially can't wait for the return of Merlin. I've been pretty blah about it ever since series 2 ended, but good god that trailor made series 3 look awesome (and it helps that Uther looks super sexy in those clips). But OMGOMGOMGOMG, DID YOU GUYS SEE THE UTHER/MORGANA-NESS? DID YOU? OMGOMGOMG. I am wicked scared though that this will be the year that Uther dies, but, hopefully not. I HATE KNOWING THAT HE'S GOING TO DIE EVENTUALLY.

3. I am still in mad love with Jeff/Annie. Just, you know, in case you were wondering. I &HEARTS THEM KIND OF A LOT. I didn't think that my obsession with them would last through the entire summer, but it's been over two months since the finale and my obsession is still going strong.

4. MEME!

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?

You know, I am generally a slow-burn romance kind of gal, but for the longest time I've been convinced that Lassiter and Juliet from Psych should just get married already and have adorable babies that wear adorable police-issued shades and ride around on their adorable police-themed Big Wheel tricycles as they chase after the perps that knocked over their adorable little lemonade stand. I mean, they basically act like a married couple anyway, and they're not the main stars of the show, therefore their relationship wouldn't be shown outside of the police station so it's not like it would take up extra screentime, and... well... THEY WOULD BE THE CUTEST MARRIED COUPLE EVER. EVER. And they can even have Juliet get pregnant and cause trouble as she still tries to come into the police station and work on cases and Lassiter gets all fussy over her and she gets exasperated with him and tells him what's what and he gets that puppy dog look and tells her that he was just worried about her and she deflates a little and compromises by going home (after giving him an adorable goodbye kiss, of course) but then ends up calling the station every five minutes to discuss the case with Lassiter and then he gets exasperated with her and she just rolls her eyes and tells him to pick up some milk on his way home and OH MY GOD THEY WOULD BE THE CUTEST THING EVER. EVER! They are pretty much my only ship where I believe that they could get married right now and I would be even more in love with them. We got our slow-burn with season 2, and since then there have still been these little moments where I was convinced that they were secretly in a relationship, and just... they would totally work as a married couple and really wouldn't ruin any of the dynamics on the show by doing so (even Shawn/Juliet could still work if they went back to their harmless flirtyness from seasons 1 and 2).





See? SEEEEEEEE? Obviously they should have been long married by now.


Next time on firthgal's journal... )

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Jul. 26th, 2010 10:00 pm
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
1. I spent my entire afternoon watching A Very Potter Sequel. It wasn't as good as the first one, however, the Ron/Hermione was excellent this time around, like, to the point where I got just as excited about them as I did with the books. In A Very Potter Musical Ron tended to be so epically mean to her that I was actually rooting for Hermione/Draco (especially since they make Draco so damn lovable), but with this one I was all about the Ron/Hermione, especially during this scene. SO ADORABLE. Still though, Voldy/Quirrel was the best thing about the original musical, and without them the sequel just wasn't as enjoyable. Draco was still hilarious, though, and what they did with Lucius was freaking brilliant. And I really, really loved the High School Musical spoof during the quidditch scene, and the slow-mo quidditch action was kind of amazing. So, still brilliant, just not quite as brilliant as the first one.

2. HOLY FREAKING CRAP, LOOK AT THE EPIC UTHER/MORGANA GOING ON IN THE SERIES 3 TRAILOR! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG, I officially can't wait for the return of Merlin. I've been pretty blah about it ever since series 2 ended, but good god that trailor made series 3 look awesome (and it helps that Uther looks super sexy in those clips). But OMGOMGOMGOMG, DID YOU GUYS SEE THE UTHER/MORGANA-NESS? DID YOU? OMGOMGOMG. I am wicked scared though that this will be the year that Uther dies, but, hopefully not. I HATE KNOWING THAT HE'S GOING TO DIE EVENTUALLY.

3. I am still in mad love with Jeff/Annie. Just, you know, in case you were wondering. I &HEARTS THEM KIND OF A LOT. I didn't think that my obsession with them would last through the entire summer, but it's been over two months since the finale and my obsession is still going strong.

4. MEME!

The 30 Day Shipping Meme
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?

You know, I am generally a slow-burn romance kind of gal, but for the longest time I've been convinced that Lassiter and Juliet from Psych should just get married already and have adorable babies that wear adorable police-issued shades and ride around on their adorable police-themed Big Wheel tricycles as they chase after the perps that knocked over their adorable little lemonade stand. I mean, they basically act like a married couple anyway, and they're not the main stars of the show, therefore their relationship wouldn't be shown outside of the police station so it's not like it would take up extra screentime, and... well... THEY WOULD BE THE CUTEST MARRIED COUPLE EVER. EVER. And they can even have Juliet get pregnant and cause trouble as she still tries to come into the police station and work on cases and Lassiter gets all fussy over her and she gets exasperated with him and tells him what's what and he gets that puppy dog look and tells her that he was just worried about her and she deflates a little and compromises by going home (after giving him an adorable goodbye kiss, of course) but then ends up calling the station every five minutes to discuss the case with Lassiter and then he gets exasperated with her and she just rolls her eyes and tells him to pick up some milk on his way home and OH MY GOD THEY WOULD BE THE CUTEST THING EVER. EVER! They are pretty much my only ship where I believe that they could get married right now and I would be even more in love with them. We got our slow-burn with season 2, and since then there have still been these little moments where I was convinced that they were secretly in a relationship, and just... they would totally work as a married couple and really wouldn't ruin any of the dynamics on the show by doing so (even Shawn/Juliet could still work if they went back to their harmless flirtyness from seasons 1 and 2).





See? SEEEEEEEE? Obviously they should have been long married by now.


Next time on firthgal's journal... )

Meme time!

May. 2nd, 2010 02:09 pm
firthgal: (uther morgana - head in head)
The Five Questions Meme
How this meme works:
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.


[livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie asked me:

The questions )

Meme #2!

The 30 Day TV Meme (yeah, yeah, I know, I gave up on that other 30 day meme halfway through, but this one is about TV! So I am more likely to follow through with it)

The days )

The 30 Day TV Meme
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled







And lastly, the link to my favorite fanvid of all time, which sadly is not on YouTube nor is it embeddable, so, you have to go directly to it (and this one actually gives the best feel for the show).

Augh, I miss this show so damn much. It was beautiful, and exciting, and hilarious, and awesome, and tragic, and wonderful. I am the first to admit that season 2 was inconsistent and quite lousy as a whole, but I blame that mostly on network tinkering (plus, the show would have worked better as a half season show rather than a whole one, which stretched out storylines that didn't need stretching). The network messed up a really good thing, when all they really had to do was advertise it better. They had no clue how to market such a unique show, therefore they tried to make it more like your typical procedural and sexed it up a bit, and that just... didn't fit in with this show. At all. There was nothing typical about it, nor was it ever about sex, so... eff you, NBC. But the characters were still delightful and the relationships were still complex and beautifully subtle (well, the relationships between the original characters, not the added ones). And, when the network decided to cancel the show and stopped interfering, guess what? The show got back to its awesome self and delivered a spectacular ending, possibly the greatest finale of anything ever. This was once the greatest show on television, and it will always have a special place in my heart. Everyone should at least experience season 1 of Life, because that's what it was, an experience. Oh how I miss this show. God, now I am all nostalgic and will probably pull out my DVDs and marathon my favorite eps (or else I will just watch the season 1 finale a billion and one times, and then the season 2 finale even more than that).

Meme time!

May. 2nd, 2010 02:09 pm
firthgal: (uther morgana - head in head)
The Five Questions Meme
How this meme works:
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.


[livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie asked me:

The questions )

Meme #2!

The 30 Day TV Meme (yeah, yeah, I know, I gave up on that other 30 day meme halfway through, but this one is about TV! So I am more likely to follow through with it)

The days )

The 30 Day TV Meme
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled







And lastly, the link to my favorite fanvid of all time, which sadly is not on YouTube nor is it embeddable, so, you have to go directly to it (and this one actually gives the best feel for the show).

Augh, I miss this show so damn much. It was beautiful, and exciting, and hilarious, and awesome, and tragic, and wonderful. I am the first to admit that season 2 was inconsistent and quite lousy as a whole, but I blame that mostly on network tinkering (plus, the show would have worked better as a half season show rather than a whole one, which stretched out storylines that didn't need stretching). The network messed up a really good thing, when all they really had to do was advertise it better. They had no clue how to market such a unique show, therefore they tried to make it more like your typical procedural and sexed it up a bit, and that just... didn't fit in with this show. At all. There was nothing typical about it, nor was it ever about sex, so... eff you, NBC. But the characters were still delightful and the relationships were still complex and beautifully subtle (well, the relationships between the original characters, not the added ones). And, when the network decided to cancel the show and stopped interfering, guess what? The show got back to its awesome self and delivered a spectacular ending, possibly the greatest finale of anything ever. This was once the greatest show on television, and it will always have a special place in my heart. Everyone should at least experience season 1 of Life, because that's what it was, an experience. Oh how I miss this show. God, now I am all nostalgic and will probably pull out my DVDs and marathon my favorite eps (or else I will just watch the season 1 finale a billion and one times, and then the season 2 finale even more than that).
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
PSYCH! OMG, PSYCH. I JUST CAN'T QUIT YOU. Awesome finale. For once the serious bits actually entertained me (although, you know, Shawn still sucks at being angsty, but everyone else was awesome). I kind of hated Yang during the season 3 finale, but she was so, so wonderful in this ep. In fact, I hated just about everything about the season 3 finale, whereas this one totally kicked ass. Especially two very specific moments, and if you can't guess which two moments, then clearly you don't know me at all.

Spoilers )

Ugly Betty was pretty lackluster tonight (I am lucky that I didn't fall asleep). It's only got, what, 5 episodes left? And they give us that? Ugh. This show has a bad habit of completely pooping out at the end of its seasons, but I was hoping they'd go out with a bang this time since it's their last season. I did love that Daniel/Betty moment in the beginning though. They are always lovely when they're awkward around each other. I am still hating this Daniel/Amanda nonsense, though. Way to regress them both, show! If they become a legit romance, I will puke. Just... no. No way. I don't think I will ever forgive him for his treatment of Amanda in the past enough to accept them as a legitimate love story. I just can't, and if the show decides to go there, I will be livid. Livid! Because hey, even though he's actually trying to treat her as a person now, he still kind of only sees her as a sex object. And Daniel calling her instead of Betty during his family drama just felt wrong. ON WHAT PLANET DOES HE NOT LOOK TO BETTY FOR CONSOLATION? Yeah, Betty's not his assistant anymore, but is she even his friend anymore? Does he even bother confiding in Betty anymore? Or are we just supposed to assume that the entirety of their friendship now takes place offscreen? Because that's just not good enough for me. If I don't see them being friends, then I am left wondering what the heck they are to each other. They've gone from being inseparable to being mere acquaintances, and I think this kills me way more than the fact that they never got to have their love story. And, to be honest, I can't find the strength to care about Betty's life when she is not interacting with Daniel. I've never cared for her personal life plots unless they involved Daniel in some way, and now even her work plots don't involve him (except for the one where he belittled her accomplishments). It's frustrating! The show feels so aimless when Daniel and Betty are leading completely separate lives from each other. I did love the Suarezes in this ep, though (minus Betty. She is getting back to the point where she's annoying me). And Wilhelmina was pretty awesome. But the ep as a whole was so, so boring.

Modern Family was hilarious as usual. PHIL! CAM AND MITCHELL RE-ENACTING A FAUX PAS! ♥ Oh, I love this show. It never fails to bring me glee.

The Middle! Also hilarious, but not at the top of its game tonight (actually, neither was Modern Family, but I enjoyed Modern Family more than I enjoyed The Middle).

Human Target. DEAR GOD, WHY IS EVERYTHING ON ON WEDNESDAYS? Anyway, Human Target was also not at the top of its game tonight. I don't know, dudes, somehow, some way, Psych beat out all these shows tonight in the awesomeness department. I did enjoy this episode though, just... it wasn't as quippy as it usually is? Or... something. I don't know. OH, I TOTALLY KNOW. THERE WAS NO KUNG FU! WHAT IS THIS SHOW WITHOUT ITS KUNG FU? A bunch of explosions, that's what. But Chance was his totally dreamy self. And Winston was his delightfully grumpy, put-upon self, and Guerrero was Guerrero. During the plane scene, I totally thought that Guerrero was going to confess his love to Winston. All throughout Winston's tirade I was waiting for him to say something like, "Jeez, I was just going to tell you that I love you, dude, but forget it."

CHRISTOPH WALTZ. He was on Jimmy Kimmel again tonight, and the video clip of his method acting was so, so brilliant. Who knew that the word "dill pickle" could evoke so much emotion? Oh man, I love him. Cutest man in the world. Pretty much every time they showed Christoph I kept saying (out loud, to no one) "Oh my god, he's so cute! Soooooo cuuuuuute! So cute!" I can't help it, he's really cute! And apparently he was on Jay Leno sometime this week, and I know that I vowed to not watch Jay again (although, I rarely watched him in the first place, so it's not like that was some grand gesture of defyment on my part), but it was Christoph. And baby animals!



How am I supposed to resist that? I mean, honestly. Also, Jay was a much better interviewer than Letterman was. Dear god, Letterman was such a dick. Jay actually bothered to, you know, learn where Christoph came from. ALSO, CHRISTOPH WAS EXCITED ABOUT MEETING ROBIN WILLIAMS. CLEARLY I WAS MEANT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS MAN. And he loves Morgan Freeman! He wants to give him a big hug every time he sees him! Is that not the most adorable thing ever? And he mentioned Jodie Foster, too. I love his taste so very much. His Jimmy Kimmel interview was not as good, sadly. Jay definitely conducted the best interview out of all the late night hosts. And I have yet to see Christoph's appearance on Oprah. I didn't even know that he had been on Oprah! Man. I've been missing all of Christoph's appearances. Thank god for the internet.

Also, yesterday I watched Das Jüngste Gericht, which was yet another detective show/movie that Christoph was in, only this time he was a good guy! Sort of. I don't know, I can't speak German, but he was not the killer for once! Sadly, he got killed by the killer near the end, and this was the first thing I've watched where his character dies, and I got way too emotional about it. He was so adorable! Yeah, he was cheating on his wife, and the killer chose him because he committed adultery, but still, NOT COOL. I wasn't ready for that! Although I sort of was when I figured out that the Ten Commandments had something to do with the murders. And I shouldn't have been that disturbed since plenty of my men like to star in movies where they get killed (Chow Yun-Fat, I'm looking at you), but... oh, I can't take it when it's Christoph. He's too adorable for such an ending! Even when he is being despicable, I still find him to be too adorable to die. That's just a fact. But anyway, I am kind of thankful that like half of Christoph's past work is bit parts in procedurals, because procedurals are so much easier to follow than the rom-coms and other non-procedurals. Plus, this one was pretty interesting. I bet it's even more interesting to people who can actually understand the dialog! Schimanski: Blutsbrüder is still my favorite German thing that he's done though.
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
PSYCH! OMG, PSYCH. I JUST CAN'T QUIT YOU. Awesome finale. For once the serious bits actually entertained me (although, you know, Shawn still sucks at being angsty, but everyone else was awesome). I kind of hated Yang during the season 3 finale, but she was so, so wonderful in this ep. In fact, I hated just about everything about the season 3 finale, whereas this one totally kicked ass. Especially two very specific moments, and if you can't guess which two moments, then clearly you don't know me at all.

Spoilers )

Ugly Betty was pretty lackluster tonight (I am lucky that I didn't fall asleep). It's only got, what, 5 episodes left? And they give us that? Ugh. This show has a bad habit of completely pooping out at the end of its seasons, but I was hoping they'd go out with a bang this time since it's their last season. I did love that Daniel/Betty moment in the beginning though. They are always lovely when they're awkward around each other. I am still hating this Daniel/Amanda nonsense, though. Way to regress them both, show! If they become a legit romance, I will puke. Just... no. No way. I don't think I will ever forgive him for his treatment of Amanda in the past enough to accept them as a legitimate love story. I just can't, and if the show decides to go there, I will be livid. Livid! Because hey, even though he's actually trying to treat her as a person now, he still kind of only sees her as a sex object. And Daniel calling her instead of Betty during his family drama just felt wrong. ON WHAT PLANET DOES HE NOT LOOK TO BETTY FOR CONSOLATION? Yeah, Betty's not his assistant anymore, but is she even his friend anymore? Does he even bother confiding in Betty anymore? Or are we just supposed to assume that the entirety of their friendship now takes place offscreen? Because that's just not good enough for me. If I don't see them being friends, then I am left wondering what the heck they are to each other. They've gone from being inseparable to being mere acquaintances, and I think this kills me way more than the fact that they never got to have their love story. And, to be honest, I can't find the strength to care about Betty's life when she is not interacting with Daniel. I've never cared for her personal life plots unless they involved Daniel in some way, and now even her work plots don't involve him (except for the one where he belittled her accomplishments). It's frustrating! The show feels so aimless when Daniel and Betty are leading completely separate lives from each other. I did love the Suarezes in this ep, though (minus Betty. She is getting back to the point where she's annoying me). And Wilhelmina was pretty awesome. But the ep as a whole was so, so boring.

Modern Family was hilarious as usual. PHIL! CAM AND MITCHELL RE-ENACTING A FAUX PAS! ♥ Oh, I love this show. It never fails to bring me glee.

The Middle! Also hilarious, but not at the top of its game tonight (actually, neither was Modern Family, but I enjoyed Modern Family more than I enjoyed The Middle).

Human Target. DEAR GOD, WHY IS EVERYTHING ON ON WEDNESDAYS? Anyway, Human Target was also not at the top of its game tonight. I don't know, dudes, somehow, some way, Psych beat out all these shows tonight in the awesomeness department. I did enjoy this episode though, just... it wasn't as quippy as it usually is? Or... something. I don't know. OH, I TOTALLY KNOW. THERE WAS NO KUNG FU! WHAT IS THIS SHOW WITHOUT ITS KUNG FU? A bunch of explosions, that's what. But Chance was his totally dreamy self. And Winston was his delightfully grumpy, put-upon self, and Guerrero was Guerrero. During the plane scene, I totally thought that Guerrero was going to confess his love to Winston. All throughout Winston's tirade I was waiting for him to say something like, "Jeez, I was just going to tell you that I love you, dude, but forget it."

CHRISTOPH WALTZ. He was on Jimmy Kimmel again tonight, and the video clip of his method acting was so, so brilliant. Who knew that the word "dill pickle" could evoke so much emotion? Oh man, I love him. Cutest man in the world. Pretty much every time they showed Christoph I kept saying (out loud, to no one) "Oh my god, he's so cute! Soooooo cuuuuuute! So cute!" I can't help it, he's really cute! And apparently he was on Jay Leno sometime this week, and I know that I vowed to not watch Jay again (although, I rarely watched him in the first place, so it's not like that was some grand gesture of defyment on my part), but it was Christoph. And baby animals!



How am I supposed to resist that? I mean, honestly. Also, Jay was a much better interviewer than Letterman was. Dear god, Letterman was such a dick. Jay actually bothered to, you know, learn where Christoph came from. ALSO, CHRISTOPH WAS EXCITED ABOUT MEETING ROBIN WILLIAMS. CLEARLY I WAS MEANT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS MAN. And he loves Morgan Freeman! He wants to give him a big hug every time he sees him! Is that not the most adorable thing ever? And he mentioned Jodie Foster, too. I love his taste so very much. His Jimmy Kimmel interview was not as good, sadly. Jay definitely conducted the best interview out of all the late night hosts. And I have yet to see Christoph's appearance on Oprah. I didn't even know that he had been on Oprah! Man. I've been missing all of Christoph's appearances. Thank god for the internet.

Also, yesterday I watched Das Jüngste Gericht, which was yet another detective show/movie that Christoph was in, only this time he was a good guy! Sort of. I don't know, I can't speak German, but he was not the killer for once! Sadly, he got killed by the killer near the end, and this was the first thing I've watched where his character dies, and I got way too emotional about it. He was so adorable! Yeah, he was cheating on his wife, and the killer chose him because he committed adultery, but still, NOT COOL. I wasn't ready for that! Although I sort of was when I figured out that the Ten Commandments had something to do with the murders. And I shouldn't have been that disturbed since plenty of my men like to star in movies where they get killed (Chow Yun-Fat, I'm looking at you), but... oh, I can't take it when it's Christoph. He's too adorable for such an ending! Even when he is being despicable, I still find him to be too adorable to die. That's just a fact. But anyway, I am kind of thankful that like half of Christoph's past work is bit parts in procedurals, because procedurals are so much easier to follow than the rom-coms and other non-procedurals. Plus, this one was pretty interesting. I bet it's even more interesting to people who can actually understand the dialog! Schimanski: Blutsbrüder is still my favorite German thing that he's done though.

!!!

Mar. 8th, 2010 05:34 pm
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
Honestly, I should just get a tumblr account and abandon LJ since I keep making posts purely for pics, but seriously, THIS NEEDS TO BE SQUEED OVER.

Spoiler pic for Psych finale )

Anyway, more in-depth thoughts about The Oscars:

-I think I'm the only person in the world who does not find NPH to be all that funny. That opening mainly just made me raise my eyebrow and turn up my nose. I don't know, something was off about it. But I don't really blame NPH for that, I blame the people who write the lameass jokes for The Oscars.

- I love Steve Martin, I love Alec Baldwin, I love them together, but I did not love their jokes. Again, I blame the lameass writers. I did, however, cackle at the damn/dame joke. And I thought they both were really handsome, so I enjoyed looking at them. But I still miss the days of Billy Crystal hosting The Oscars when he actually got to do Billy Crystal-like bits instead of just popping on every now and then and reading the teleprompter. Also, no one else ever does the movie parody things. THESE USED TO BE THE ONLY REASON WHY I'D WATCH THE DARN SHOW AT ALL. For some reason the Full Monty parody sticks out in my mind pretty well. I guess Billy Crystal dropping his pants was a big deal to me? I don't know. Also, the Titanic parody where a bird pooped on him (that one still cracks me up so ridiculously hard). Erm... anyway, I think it's just a given that The Oscars will always be lacking in the host department since they keep cutting down the amount of bits that the host can do. But seriously, I always judge the host by the opening, and that was just... ugh. But they were cute. I think I finally have motivation now to actually watch that copy of It's Complicated that I've had in my possession for awhile now.

- Inglourious Basterds was totally robbed in the Best Original Screenplay bit. If there's anything it should have won (besides best supporting actor, obviously), then it should have been this award. Also, best director, though I am not quite sure how one goes about judging best director without having worked with them, but everyone always talks about how wonderful and visionary Tarantino is as a director. I haven't seen Hurt Locker, so... no comment there. But script-wise, even just in the little excerpts they showed, Tarantino's script was more engaging, more descriptive, more awesome.

- I am so, so happy that Precious won a few awards, especially best adapted screenplay. I am so in love with that movie. My mom watched it and thought it was weird (and it was probably way too sad for her), but, whatever, I loved it. Despite its harshness, there was this beautiful running theme throughout it about hope.

- Even though I wanted Gabourey to win best actress, I was happy that Sandra won, because she gave the best speech of the night and she never fails to charm me. Ever. I'm not sure that I would have called her performance in Blind Side Oscar-worthy, but, I sort of see why she won. She really did carry that movie, and she really did tug at my heart-strings and the story between her character and Michael was so very moving and the movie was kind of beautiful, so, I'm glad she won. She probably would have been my second choice (or Meryl Streep, because, well, she's Meryl Streep).

- I am sad that Colin Firth didn't win. It was expected, but I was still sad. I did highly enjoy seeing his lovely face so much throughout the night, though.

- Tim Robbins' speech about Morgan Freeman made me laugh quite a bit. I ♥ Morgan Freeman quite a lot.

- CHRISTOPH WALTZ. EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM IS LOVELY. The teary eyes, the shaking, the giddy smile! Oh, I love him. And I love that his character montage was quite focused on Landa homoerotically stroking Aldo's knife. Also, was it just me, or did that montage kind of mislead you into thinking that Landa was a good guy? If I hadn't seen the movie beforehand, I probably would have thought so.

- Tina Fey/RDJ = Oscar night OTP. I have come to the conclusion that if Liz can't end up with Jack at the end of 30 Rock, then she should end up with Robert Downey Jr. I don't care how it happens, just get him on there and have them be snarkishly adorable together.

- Did I mention Colin Firth and his face? Because I love his face. And the rest of him is quite lovely, too.

Oh crap, today was my day for the [livejournal.com profile] mary_marshall Month of Mayhem! Crap crap crap! Why am I on here instead of doing something for that? Crap! Let's see if I can get something in before midnight.

!!!

Mar. 8th, 2010 05:34 pm
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
Honestly, I should just get a tumblr account and abandon LJ since I keep making posts purely for pics, but seriously, THIS NEEDS TO BE SQUEED OVER.

Spoiler pic for Psych finale )

Anyway, more in-depth thoughts about The Oscars:

-I think I'm the only person in the world who does not find NPH to be all that funny. That opening mainly just made me raise my eyebrow and turn up my nose. I don't know, something was off about it. But I don't really blame NPH for that, I blame the people who write the lameass jokes for The Oscars.

- I love Steve Martin, I love Alec Baldwin, I love them together, but I did not love their jokes. Again, I blame the lameass writers. I did, however, cackle at the damn/dame joke. And I thought they both were really handsome, so I enjoyed looking at them. But I still miss the days of Billy Crystal hosting The Oscars when he actually got to do Billy Crystal-like bits instead of just popping on every now and then and reading the teleprompter. Also, no one else ever does the movie parody things. THESE USED TO BE THE ONLY REASON WHY I'D WATCH THE DARN SHOW AT ALL. For some reason the Full Monty parody sticks out in my mind pretty well. I guess Billy Crystal dropping his pants was a big deal to me? I don't know. Also, the Titanic parody where a bird pooped on him (that one still cracks me up so ridiculously hard). Erm... anyway, I think it's just a given that The Oscars will always be lacking in the host department since they keep cutting down the amount of bits that the host can do. But seriously, I always judge the host by the opening, and that was just... ugh. But they were cute. I think I finally have motivation now to actually watch that copy of It's Complicated that I've had in my possession for awhile now.

- Inglourious Basterds was totally robbed in the Best Original Screenplay bit. If there's anything it should have won (besides best supporting actor, obviously), then it should have been this award. Also, best director, though I am not quite sure how one goes about judging best director without having worked with them, but everyone always talks about how wonderful and visionary Tarantino is as a director. I haven't seen Hurt Locker, so... no comment there. But script-wise, even just in the little excerpts they showed, Tarantino's script was more engaging, more descriptive, more awesome.

- I am so, so happy that Precious won a few awards, especially best adapted screenplay. I am so in love with that movie. My mom watched it and thought it was weird (and it was probably way too sad for her), but, whatever, I loved it. Despite its harshness, there was this beautiful running theme throughout it about hope.

- Even though I wanted Gabourey to win best actress, I was happy that Sandra won, because she gave the best speech of the night and she never fails to charm me. Ever. I'm not sure that I would have called her performance in Blind Side Oscar-worthy, but, I sort of see why she won. She really did carry that movie, and she really did tug at my heart-strings and the story between her character and Michael was so very moving and the movie was kind of beautiful, so, I'm glad she won. She probably would have been my second choice (or Meryl Streep, because, well, she's Meryl Streep).

- I am sad that Colin Firth didn't win. It was expected, but I was still sad. I did highly enjoy seeing his lovely face so much throughout the night, though.

- Tim Robbins' speech about Morgan Freeman made me laugh quite a bit. I ♥ Morgan Freeman quite a lot.

- CHRISTOPH WALTZ. EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM IS LOVELY. The teary eyes, the shaking, the giddy smile! Oh, I love him. And I love that his character montage was quite focused on Landa homoerotically stroking Aldo's knife. Also, was it just me, or did that montage kind of mislead you into thinking that Landa was a good guy? If I hadn't seen the movie beforehand, I probably would have thought so.

- Tina Fey/RDJ = Oscar night OTP. I have come to the conclusion that if Liz can't end up with Jack at the end of 30 Rock, then she should end up with Robert Downey Jr. I don't care how it happens, just get him on there and have them be snarkishly adorable together.

- Did I mention Colin Firth and his face? Because I love his face. And the rest of him is quite lovely, too.

Oh crap, today was my day for the [livejournal.com profile] mary_marshall Month of Mayhem! Crap crap crap! Why am I on here instead of doing something for that? Crap! Let's see if I can get something in before midnight.
firthgal: (christoph - landa bingo)
1. Psych was awesomely hilarious. Loved it.

2. [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin is coming up yet again, and as always I am excited and want to sign up, namely because I have a super awesome idea for Inglourious Basterds, but 1) I always flake out, 2) I really want someone to write this and I know that I will fail to deliver, and 3) I fear I wouldn't be able to do it justice/would copy too much of the film. So, I am trying to keep myself from signing up. But OH how I want to! But I'm not going to, so I'm just going to put this out there for the internet to see and hope someone picks it up:

Uther = Hitler, obviously
Aredian = Hans Landa (I would rather Uther be Landa, but, you know, Jew Hunter, Witchfinder, they kind of equal each other)
Gaius = LaPadite
Merlin = Shosanna
Arthur = Fredrick
Morgana = Bridget von Hammersmark
Gwen = Hicox
Morgause = Aldo
Myror = Stiglitz
Freya = Marcel
Sir Leon = German dude that got his head bashed in by Donny (I'm sorry Leon!)
Alvarr = Donny? But see, I hated Alvarr with a passion, and I so don't want him to get the part of a beloved character, even though Donny wasn't beloved by me, but still, Alvarr should be beloved by NO ONE. *spits at his feet*

I don't know, you'd have to pull various dead villains from past episodes to be the basterds. Perhaps Edwinn can be Donny! That would totally work for me.

So, you got that, internet? MAKE IT HAPPEN. Because I fail at following through with such shenanigans. I picture it as happening within canon-verse, but, you know, I'll take whatever I can get. MERLIN/INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS FUSION FIC. THIS. MUST. HAPPEN. I would actually read this reel_merlin fic! Yeah, I'm terrible, I get all excited every single time, fail to deliver, and then I'm too damn lazy to actually read any of the fics that get posted. I think I started reading the one for The Proposal, and it was actually pretty great, but then I stopped because I had to go somewhere and never went back to it. *sigh* But if anyone writes an Inglourious Basterds fic, I am so reading it. I wish I wasn't so lazy, because I actually have a plot in mind and everything, but yeah, I am hoping that a more talented author is planning to write for IB.

3. I should really go to bed now. So I'm going to do that. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS REEL_MERLIN FIC! MAKE IT HAPPEN!
firthgal: (christoph - landa bingo)
1. Psych was awesomely hilarious. Loved it.

2. [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin is coming up yet again, and as always I am excited and want to sign up, namely because I have a super awesome idea for Inglourious Basterds, but 1) I always flake out, 2) I really want someone to write this and I know that I will fail to deliver, and 3) I fear I wouldn't be able to do it justice/would copy too much of the film. So, I am trying to keep myself from signing up. But OH how I want to! But I'm not going to, so I'm just going to put this out there for the internet to see and hope someone picks it up:

Uther = Hitler, obviously
Aredian = Hans Landa (I would rather Uther be Landa, but, you know, Jew Hunter, Witchfinder, they kind of equal each other)
Gaius = LaPadite
Merlin = Shosanna
Arthur = Fredrick
Morgana = Bridget von Hammersmark
Gwen = Hicox
Morgause = Aldo
Myror = Stiglitz
Freya = Marcel
Sir Leon = German dude that got his head bashed in by Donny (I'm sorry Leon!)
Alvarr = Donny? But see, I hated Alvarr with a passion, and I so don't want him to get the part of a beloved character, even though Donny wasn't beloved by me, but still, Alvarr should be beloved by NO ONE. *spits at his feet*

I don't know, you'd have to pull various dead villains from past episodes to be the basterds. Perhaps Edwinn can be Donny! That would totally work for me.

So, you got that, internet? MAKE IT HAPPEN. Because I fail at following through with such shenanigans. I picture it as happening within canon-verse, but, you know, I'll take whatever I can get. MERLIN/INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS FUSION FIC. THIS. MUST. HAPPEN. I would actually read this reel_merlin fic! Yeah, I'm terrible, I get all excited every single time, fail to deliver, and then I'm too damn lazy to actually read any of the fics that get posted. I think I started reading the one for The Proposal, and it was actually pretty great, but then I stopped because I had to go somewhere and never went back to it. *sigh* But if anyone writes an Inglourious Basterds fic, I am so reading it. I wish I wasn't so lazy, because I actually have a plot in mind and everything, but yeah, I am hoping that a more talented author is planning to write for IB.

3. I should really go to bed now. So I'm going to do that. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS REEL_MERLIN FIC! MAKE IT HAPPEN!
firthgal: (ASH - sebastian pm)


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In other news, I have started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender after many years of resisting it (I've just finished season 1). I am not an anime fan at all, and so I had always concluded that I wouldn't like Avatar. Wrong. Wrong on so many levels. This show is adorable and hilarious and simply amazing. The fight scenes are so, so wonderful. Every single character (so far) has been super lovable. The story is surprisingly compelling and a nice twist on the coming of age theme. I am embarrassed to admit it, but there have been two or three moments that actually made me cry (the moon spirit episode in particular). Is it weird that the Zuko/Iroh relationship is the one that is getting me right in the heart? I mean, they are sort of the bad guys, and the fandom for this show is notorious for its ship wars, and here I am loving on the story about a misfit uncle who loves his stubborn nephew with his entire soul. And Zuko puts up with Iroh's antics because he knows that Iroh is the only person in the world who loves him and he can't lose that. Their love is kind of beautiful, is what I'm saying. That moment where Iroh actually expressed his love out loud to Zuko, OMG, tear city! I am such a weirdo. But it was a sweet moment!

As for romantic OTPs, I don't have one yet. Based on the Katara/Zuko showdown alone, I'm pretty sure I'll end up shipping them... even though they keep trying to almost kill each other. But this show is all about balance, and fire and water are the yin and yang to each other. Plus, the random UST is kind of ridiculous (the necklace scene, the fight at the north pole, the way June kept calling her his girlfriend). But, at this point, I'm not exactly invested, and I know that Katara ends up with Aang (I think?), which makes sense since Aang is the main character and has had a crush on her from the beginning, but at this point she mothers him so much that the idea of them turning romantic is kind of weird, and Aang seems so young, and it doesn't make sense when looking at how important balance is both physically and symbolically, but... I suppose they balance each other in other ways. It's just that you would think the avatar would end up with a non-bender, because a non-bender would be the direct opposite of someone who can bend all four elements (and, I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of hoping the little girl in pigtails would come back later and end up winning his heart). Then again, all of the different element benders seem to stick with their own culture in the romance department, so... I don't know. But I can honestly say (right now) that I don't get the fierceness in the shipping department. The only ship that I would have been fierce about was Iroh/June. OH, HOW BADLY I WAS HOPING THEY WOULD BE A THING! I had to research whether June was just a one-off character or a recurring one, and apparently she's only in two episodes? TRAVESTY. She was awesome. And Iroh/June could have been freaking epic. EPIC.

ETA #2: OKAY, NEVER MIND, TOTALLY SEE THE APPEAL OF AANG/KATARA NOW. Just watched ep 2x02. CUUUUUUUTE. Apparently I don't mind uber cute ships when they are children. Also, Zuko totally broke my heart in ep 2x01 when he lashed out at Iroh. NOT COOL, ZUKO. NOT COOL. Uh... I think it's pretty clear that Iroh is my favorite.

ETA: [sidenote: You all left some wonderfully thinky comments on my Psych entry, and I totally plan on answering you all soon. I just had a bunch of real life stuff to deal with these past few days and am kind of burned out, but I will get back to you! Because I love griping about the fail of Shawn/Juliet with the best of them!]
firthgal: (ASH - sebastian pm)


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥





In other news, I have started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender after many years of resisting it (I've just finished season 1). I am not an anime fan at all, and so I had always concluded that I wouldn't like Avatar. Wrong. Wrong on so many levels. This show is adorable and hilarious and simply amazing. The fight scenes are so, so wonderful. Every single character (so far) has been super lovable. The story is surprisingly compelling and a nice twist on the coming of age theme. I am embarrassed to admit it, but there have been two or three moments that actually made me cry (the moon spirit episode in particular). Is it weird that the Zuko/Iroh relationship is the one that is getting me right in the heart? I mean, they are sort of the bad guys, and the fandom for this show is notorious for its ship wars, and here I am loving on the story about a misfit uncle who loves his stubborn nephew with his entire soul. And Zuko puts up with Iroh's antics because he knows that Iroh is the only person in the world who loves him and he can't lose that. Their love is kind of beautiful, is what I'm saying. That moment where Iroh actually expressed his love out loud to Zuko, OMG, tear city! I am such a weirdo. But it was a sweet moment!

As for romantic OTPs, I don't have one yet. Based on the Katara/Zuko showdown alone, I'm pretty sure I'll end up shipping them... even though they keep trying to almost kill each other. But this show is all about balance, and fire and water are the yin and yang to each other. Plus, the random UST is kind of ridiculous (the necklace scene, the fight at the north pole, the way June kept calling her his girlfriend). But, at this point, I'm not exactly invested, and I know that Katara ends up with Aang (I think?), which makes sense since Aang is the main character and has had a crush on her from the beginning, but at this point she mothers him so much that the idea of them turning romantic is kind of weird, and Aang seems so young, and it doesn't make sense when looking at how important balance is both physically and symbolically, but... I suppose they balance each other in other ways. It's just that you would think the avatar would end up with a non-bender, because a non-bender would be the direct opposite of someone who can bend all four elements (and, I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of hoping the little girl in pigtails would come back later and end up winning his heart). Then again, all of the different element benders seem to stick with their own culture in the romance department, so... I don't know. But I can honestly say (right now) that I don't get the fierceness in the shipping department. The only ship that I would have been fierce about was Iroh/June. OH, HOW BADLY I WAS HOPING THEY WOULD BE A THING! I had to research whether June was just a one-off character or a recurring one, and apparently she's only in two episodes? TRAVESTY. She was awesome. And Iroh/June could have been freaking epic. EPIC.

ETA #2: OKAY, NEVER MIND, TOTALLY SEE THE APPEAL OF AANG/KATARA NOW. Just watched ep 2x02. CUUUUUUUTE. Apparently I don't mind uber cute ships when they are children. Also, Zuko totally broke my heart in ep 2x01 when he lashed out at Iroh. NOT COOL, ZUKO. NOT COOL. Uh... I think it's pretty clear that Iroh is my favorite.

ETA: [sidenote: You all left some wonderfully thinky comments on my Psych entry, and I totally plan on answering you all soon. I just had a bunch of real life stuff to deal with these past few days and am kind of burned out, but I will get back to you! Because I love griping about the fail of Shawn/Juliet with the best of them!]

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