ethia: (poi > team harold)
2015-05-25 04:02 pm

far they say

POI love? Still going strong. I'm happy to hear show has been renewed for a fifth season, even if it might be its last (and oh, yes, another one of my favorites being denied the long run it so deserves). Lucky me - I still have seasons 3 and 4 to look forward to, having stalled myself for fear of having the new episodes interfere with my creative process. Which has been all but defunct for two months now. Win win, no?

Two stories in the works, a bleak h/c and a five times thing that's gone through several iterations; I think I might be satisfied with the current one. If time allows, at least one of them should get finished soon. I feel myself drawn back to the 2nd person POV; it's quite lovely for slash fic, and I love the dichotomy of distance and identification it creates.

The Blacklist has drawn my eye; I'm not exactly in love with the show (but oh, the music), as most of the characters remain perfect strangers to me. Liz doesn't appeal to me very much (feels like she got abducted all the frigging time in season 2), but I like Aram, and Tom, and would probably enjoy trying to write my way into Red's head. We'll see.
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2011-06-22 11:31 pm

paralyzed by ancient delight

Oh Charles and Erik, how so awesome, eh? Which is my way of saying that I liked First Class even better the second time around. More time and opportunity to put my eye on fine details (like Erik's long fingers, or the asymmetric crease of Charles' brow). These boys, so much with the prettiness. Also, I'm deeply fascinated with the visuals (and the narrative implications) of that long Erik/Shaw/Charles shot; for me, it's probably the movie's most powerful sequence.

Today I received a big shipment from Sendit: seasons 1 and 5 of Doctor Who, as well as season 2 of Sanctuary. I guess that means I'll be pretty busy watching some quality TV for the next week or so.

I'd also love to be very busy reading a First Class novelization - only there seems to be none, which: most epic fail in money making history, Marvel. Srsly.

I'll compensate by writing myself some Charles/Erik interaction of my own; I'm thinking of a light piece set in early summer, with the boys frolicking on the lawn in the backyard of the mansion, enjoying the sun on their skin, each of them a pleasurable distraction to the other.
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2011-06-16 10:58 pm
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angry guns go off around us

Doing overtime at work today again; no news there, but I had planned to go see First Class for a second time. I'll somehow have to fit the rewatch into my work weekend, because I really want to have a second look at those crazy kids.

Speaking of First Class...

some spoilery thoughts )

Tiny little wishlist for the immediate future:

- new icons (not necessarily self-made, because I don't think I've got the patience - not to mention time)
- new wireless mouse (one which can be switched off, because the one I have keeps draining the batteries like whoa even when I'm not using it)
- perhaps an lj upgrade so I can use more icons again
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2011-06-15 11:25 pm

I've acquired a taste for silence

Long time, no see. Real life has been captivating, to say the least. Add to that a distinct lack of an active fandom, and presto, instant silence.

But, SyFy has managed to get me hooked on Sanctuary - it had to happen, they've been airing the show back to front for ages now, and hey, come on, Amanda Tapping! - and my love for the Doctor is flaring again, even though I missed out on most of Martha's and all of Donna's journey and will plunge right into the fray with Eleven and Amy. Oh, and then I watched X-Men: First Class last week, and has there really ever been a time when I did not adore the beautiful mess that's Charles and Erik?

So ship-wise, it's John and Helen as well as Charles and Erik at the moment, and both ships seriously make me want to dip my feet into fandom again. I feel like starting out with tiny little ship manifestos and maybe a little declaration of love for the Doctor, especially Nine, because The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances were the first episodes of Who I ever watched, and they've left an overwhelming impression.
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2011-06-12 10:38 pm
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50 movies in 2011...

... or so I hope.

Seen so far (also counting first time watches on DVD, just because):

Thor (3D)
Water for Elephants
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part I
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Stranger Tides (3D)
X-Men: First Class


Sucker Punch
Kung Fu Panda 2
Super 8?
Green Lantern?
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
Another Earth
Cowboys and Aliens
Breaking Dawn
Sherlock Holmes 2
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?
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2010-03-28 05:31 pm
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and I would fall out into the night

Last night, I watched The Painted Veil. It's exactly the type of movie I fall for within the first five minutes, not least because of the unrequited love theme and both Naomi Watts and Edward Norton giving a stellar performance. In addition to that, the cinematography is truly beautiful, especially the shots of the Chinese landscape. It all adds to the quiet and understated way in which the story is told, leaving you breathless and aching in the end. ♥

I still haven't seen the latest SPN ep; if things go right, I'll finally see it tonight. Now I'm just waiting for nightfall, but what's another few hours after such a long wait?
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2010-03-21 08:21 pm

and thinking this time to re-do, re-do

Icon making? Hasn't been this much fun in a long time. I got started on about two dozen icons, but finished only these three:

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Nothing special, but do feel free to use if you like, no credit necessary. For resources, see this post. Lyrics on the one in the middle from Am I Demon? by Danzig.

I've also been working on a new header because these days, I seem to get fed up with them every 24 hours. Hm.

Have I mentioned that I fell head over heels for future!Dean again? Can't even say why; all I know is that I crave a rewatch of The End, and that'll be exactly the right thing to get me in the mood for the rest of season 5. Bring it on, Kripke.

Post of total randomness brought to you by exam nerves + sugar high.

ETA: New header is live. Lyrics from See These Bones by Nada Surf. I'll stop with the header spamming now. Honestly. (I think.)
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2010-03-20 05:11 pm

and all the time much better spent

Help, someone needs to get me away from Photoshop, I can't stop playing around with headers and icons and possible profile layouts. And I still have insane amounts of studying to be done. Aiieee. *headdesk*

As is always the case when I should be busy with other things, my muse sees fit to spring new ideas on me every five minutes. Which is not only distracting, but also frustrating because I'll never get around to take care of them all.

On a completely unrelated note, I'd really love to go and see Archie Bronson Outfit in Dresden. It would be my weekend off, and I've always wanted to go to Dresden. It's supposed to be a madly beautiful city. Plus, ABO must seriously rock the house. Oh, decisions...
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2010-03-19 05:52 pm

I don't want to sit on the pavement while you fly

.un: Layout credits go to [ profile] phailboat; header lyrics from Battle For The Sun by Placebo.

.deux: I feel very bad about not commenting a whole lot lately (or hardly at all), but I barely know how to hold myself together these days, so there's that. I promise to try and be a lot better about it in the very near future. In the meantime, feel free to defriend at your leisure.

.trois: My t-shirt reads 'Mr. Pudding', so each time I look in the mirror I have to think of Dean and laugh. Oh Dean, I miss you muchly, you silly awesome boy.

.quatre: I'm hungry, and nothing but mashed potatoes will do. Time to do some food hunting.

.cinq: I don't really have the time, but I can't stop thinking about Five Things Dean & Cas Can't Do In The Future (And Five They Still Can). If I keep it short, maybe I'll get it out of my head today.
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2010-03-16 06:08 pm

my heart was so dark, dear

> A week from now will be the day before my orals start. My nerves are so frayed already, I don't know what to do with myself. On the other hand, by the end of next week it'll all be over and I will finally know whether or not I passed and which grades I received. I want a time machine really badly right now.

> Distracting myself with making icons. Iron Man keeps inspiring me, as does the latest Prince of Persia trailer.

> I'm not very much into domestic fics, but I keep seeing little flashes of Dean and Cas taking care of infant Sam, who was reborn after the epic battle between Lucifer and Michael. It's Dean's most heartfelt wish come true: for Sam to grow up without knowing about the monsters in his closet, with Dean and Cas watching out for him. Little Sam keeps asking questions, wanting to learn about everything he sees, all chubby cheeks and earnest eyes, laughing with glee when Cas makes the wind pick up his paper plane to let it soar high in the sky. And at the end of each day, Dean tucks Sammy in, telling him silly-crazy bedtime stories, while Cas watches the two from the doorway, eyes shining with love. Uhm, yeah. I totally blame exam nerves for my whacky fic cravings.

> I'll probably be even more AWOL than usual until the end of March. If you're so inclined, please keep your fingers crossed for me next Wednesday and Thursday.

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2010-03-11 08:43 pm

the storms in the distance hold no rain

+ New header, because I felt like it. Dean/Cas again, lyrics from There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths. Aww, boys. ♥

+ New SPN episode in 2 weeks! Can't wait. Or, maybe I can, considering that it's also the date of my orals. Eeep.

+ Photoshop is keeping me away from my studies, or maybe it's more like I'm using it as an excuse to keep myself from studying. Either way, I quite like the direction my recent experiments are taking me.

+ I'm reading Terry Pratchett's Nation at the moment and it's wonderful and clever and very entertaining, and I don't mind one bit that it's not set in the Discworld 'verse.

+ Late shift tomorrow, so I get to sleep in. That means no alarm at 5 am, which: happy times!
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2010-03-06 04:51 pm
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2010-03-05 07:33 pm

I don't think I can get over it

01; Nasal spray = best invention since sliced bread.

02; I'm in an icon-making mood today.

02a; Well, apparently it was more of a header-making mood. Dean & Cas, lyrics from Setting Fire To Sleepy Towns by The Sleeping Years. (And it doesn't even have wings in it. ;p)

03; Loooong weekend off, yay! That means hunting for new music, which is a surefire way to cheer myself up.

04; Know these times in life when a decision that needs to be made practically lays itself out for you? I think I'm being pointed in a certain direction, and I hope everything will work out okay. Which is pretty cryptic, I know, but I don't want to jinx things upfront.

05; ZOMG Shutter Island. Spoilers are go. )

06; Work was insane today. On the upside, I had so much to do I barely noticed eight hours flying by.

07; Dear Hiatus from Hell, pls to be over soon, k? K.
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2010-03-01 04:57 pm

and I'll put on my Venus boots

# Today's the first day in about a week that I feel at least a slight bit energized. Work has been draining, but I've got myself to blame: I've been pushing myself hard these past weeks, and maybe now I've reached my boundaries. I sure feel like collapsing onto my bed in a near-comatose state at the end of each shift.

# My throat's so sore that even speaking hurts; I just hope I won't get any sicker than this.

# Photoshop doesn't tempt me these days. CS2 is great, but I miss PS7 and its nifty file browser. Bridge is driving me to distraction, what with it not being an integral part of PS. I don't want to have to switch windows to browse through my files, dammit.

# In crazy shopping news, I caved and ordered myself a new cell phone. It should arrive by Friday, which: is it Friday yet? Well, is it??

# I keep rewatching the How To Train Your Dragon trailer because it amuses me to no end. What can I say? I'm a sucker for dragons (I've read my way through the entire Dragonriders of Pern series like, three times) and this movie has such an uplifting, positive vibe it just makes me smile and smile.

# In conclusion: I miss Dean and Cas (and the not so subtle Dean/Cas subtext). And Sam and Bobby and the Impala, too. SEND MOAR SPN NOW, PLS. OKTHNXBAI.
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2010-02-26 02:25 pm

she says I need not to need

So damn tired. First early shift in a good long while, and ugh.

I'm probably jinxing things, but - today I finally received written word on my job, I got a full contract for the next two years. So, yay. \o/

Work was super stressful (hence with the tired) and I'm not exactly looking forward to my work weekend. But, things should let up a little by tomorrow and I've got next weekend to look forward to, so there's that.

I feel like making icons today; I wonder if inspiration will be on my side.
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2010-02-24 09:34 pm

walk out in the sea with me

I was composing lj entries in my head all day at work and now that I'm sitting here, I can't remember a single thing. Typical.

Before work today, I was sifting through the piles of paperwork that have been sitting on my desk for weeks and weeks, and it hit me that I'll have to do my taxes soon. Scary thought, that.

Stargate: Universe premieres on German free TV today, but I think I'll pass. The trailers didn't really pull me in, and I don't feel like putting up with German dubbing.

Are there really four more weeks of hiatus left? I need my Dean/Cas fix right about now, dammit.
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2010-02-23 09:33 pm

dunn dunn dunn

Uhm. I just got home from work, and there are wafts of white smoke drifting through the outer hallway. It reeks strongly of grilled food, so now I'm kinda undecided on whether or not to call the fire department. Landlord said to open the door so that the draft will get rid of the smoke and await further developments. So, yeah. :/

Other than that, I think I'll get some writing done, even though I'm pretty tired from work. Lots and lots of running around today, but people were awesome (as they tend to be at work ♥), so that's all right.

Thanks to our anonymous firestarter, I now feel like eating grilled chicken. Damn you, Smokey.
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2010-02-22 07:05 pm

silent from a night so cold

# I'm thinking about Dean and Cas in Zach's Croatoan timeline, sharing a moment of comfort and hope of a future that won't see Dean having lost everything, including himself. I quite like the idea, but I'm not sure I'm ready to write it.

# Headcold of doom has me in its grasp. Which is all right, as long as I don't develop a cough. Although I have to admit that not being able to breathe through my nose is bothering me more than I thought possible.

# Photoshop hates me these days, and I have a feeling it might be more than a phase.

# I need new music. Only I don't have the time to go hunting for it. Bummer.

# As much as I like My Bloody Valentine, I don't feel the slightest urge to rewatch it. Mostly because of the food-related grossness, but also because I have issues with the portrayal of Cas and Dean being Buffy of season 6. I'll have to wait and see where they're going with that, but for now, I don't quite like it.
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2010-02-21 07:22 pm
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2010-02-14 07:35 pm

we're creatures of the wind

nabbed from [ profile] smashedpeaches

Comment and I'll give you three of your fandoms, then copy and paste the questions onto your journal and fill it out.

baaaah )