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Fandom question meme-type thingie that's been going around my flist, fandoms as suggested to [livejournal.com profile] lastwordslinger:

The Mighty Boosh )

Inglourious Basterds )

Marvel Comics )

Peace, Ghani
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So, after a nasty bout with insomnia, I've learned a valuable lesson: Not only can I not take two of my sleeping pills together, which results in extreme depression and mood swings, but I also can't take them over extended periods of time. For the above reason but also because I'm now suffering from meds withdrawal, which really sucks ass. The other day, I was so anxious, I thought I was going to bounce off the walls like a pinball. Or kill my brother, one or t'other. but then again, that latter one is most of the time so maybe I can't blame it on my meds. My stomach's been wreaking havoc on me ass well as a result and I've gotten in this weird sleep pattern where, ever other night, I go out like a light, and in the nights between, I'm sleeping maybe three hours at most.

So, enough with that fun stuff. thanks to [livejournal.com profile] writeangel1, I've got a shiny new obsession: Being Human. I haven't watched the third episode yet (all there is so far), but I'm planning to write up a whole every view of my love for this show as soon as I do, complete with illustrations!

And, Jade! I finally got to watch Leverage! Kickass, is all I can say! *Loves Timothy Hutton!*

Peace, Ghani

Few things

Jan. 28th, 2009 01:51 pm
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First off, thank you all for your well wishes for my sister! I've got the best friends in the world, I'm convinced of it! Hugs!

Now, the answers to the unguessed clues in the OTP meme (one I was sure that someone would get remained unsolved while one I was sure no one would got guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jedishampoo!):

4. A doctor romeo and the Other woman.

Jack/Juliet, LOST. See, he's a doctor and a romeo because she's Juliet and she's an Other. It's quite a clever pun, or so I convinced myself! xP

12. People in these towns, they're sleeping. We wake 'em up.

Ben/Sofie, Carnivale,

14. She gives me a woody. Or is that willies?

Aeryn/John, Farscape

15. He got fat, she got fed up, they ended in divorce.

Lee/Dee, BSG (hey, that all rhymes!). Okay, this "clue" was rather embittered and a bit on the nasty side. Let's say I'm still smarting from how this 'ship was treated, both on the show and by the bulk of fans.

Peace, Ghani
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Where to start? 'Twas a good weekend for fandom, mine at least. Highlander: The Source aired and probably the less said about the actual movie, the better. Now, I'm not a snob, I love those movies, especially the last one where I geeked out with both Connor and Duncan, but this was kinda meh. The end made me groan and roll my eyes. Make love, not war, baby, was the message of the day, but I watch Highlander to begin with to see guys gettin' thar heads cut off! And Methos really was a total dick in this one, as Duncan points out; what der hey? And once again Amanda was just a no-show. And Joe, oh Joe! How I cried! We didn't actually see Methos' death, so I remain convinced that he's still alive, somewhere hiding again. They definitely left it open. I'd always hoped that if Methos ever died, his quickening would be astonomical, but since they were all mortal by the end of the movie and he was offscreen...shrug. I had to laugh, too, at Duncan recounting the many mortal companions he'd lost over the years, which amounted to all of about three, when his fallen immortal comrades number in the twenties, ha! I still enjoyed it, I have to say, but I would do just because of what it was.

Terry O'Quinn finally took home an Emmy, yay! Go, Team Locke! And Michael Emmerson just looked so handsome and so cute! And in other exciting LOST news, we just read that Jeff Fahey will be joining the cast next season! Jeff freakin' Fahey! SQUEE! Now, granted, the idea that they're going to be adding yet more cast members shows not only a complete and total ignorance to and inability to gauge fan reactions and learn from one's mistakes (they've tried it once in the second season and again in the third. From the new groups they've introduced only one character remains. Yup, just the one). Now, see, we wouldn't mind so much if they remained in the background, but the creators--bless 'em because I love 'em--insist on these new creation taking up valuable screen time more established characters could be enjoying. Juliet had far more screen time than, say, Sayid last season which isn't as bad as Nicki and Paulo--shudder--having their own episode! I really don't understand why they feel the need to do this every season! There's been no news on Nestor Carbonell's return to the show after the initial announcement that CBS wasn't willing to let him do it. I can only hope his show bombs (isn't that mean of me, but I need my Alpert fix!) in time to go film some episodes!

K-Ville premiered last night and was interesting mostly for its setting and not necessarily for its story, so I don't know how long it's going to last. Kudos to FOX for actually writing a biography of Cole Hauser without one mention of Pitch Black, from wence about 85% of his fans come and one of the only movies he's had a starring role in.

According to Outpost Gallifrey, Torchwood had the largest audience of any BBCAmerica drama premiere evah. Torchwood FTW! Between Burn Notice blazing through the ratings and this bit of news, I must say a lot of my faith in the TV watching populace has been restored. It proves, if you make a good show and really are willing to stand behind it and get it out there (read: advertizing blitz, as both of those shows had), people will watch!

Meanwhile, in video game news, I finally got my hands on a copy of BioShock, supposedly the greatest game of the year, and i have to say I wasn't all that impressed. Now, this you must know first: I am not a fan of the FPS. I just don't like the POV. It ruined ResEvil 4 for me. And since the story and the setting were so like an adventure/survival horror game, it was doubly frustrating. I happen not to like having the first indication that I'm being shot at be a bullet barrage into my side or back. I do have peripheral vision, you know. And having to move the camera around all over the freakin' place to take int he amazing setting was infuriating. I think it stopped me from really getting into the story, too.

And this is just pure geek out on my part, but I was reading a new Doctor Who book, Forever Autumn by Mark Morris, as was overjoyed to see a mention of a Ghost Rider poster being part of a "typical twelve year-old's room," along with the likes of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Awesome.

Keep Watching the Skies, Ghani
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] jadeblood:


Isis



Honorable, straightforward and idealistic. Active and self-confident.

Colors: male: white, female: blue
Compatible Signs:
Osiris, Thoth
Dates:
Mar 11 - Mar 31, Oct 18 - Oct 29, Dec 19 - Dec 31

Role: Goddess of motherhood, women, and magic; goddess of the South; protector of Imseti (the son of Horus who watched over the canopic jar containing the liver)
Appearance:
Woman wearing the hieroglyph for "throne" on her head


What is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?
Designed by CyberWarlock of Warlock's Quizzles and Quandaries




And snatched from [livejournal.com profile] polarbear_girl:

TV 'Shipper Meme )

Peace, Ghani
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Snatched from [livejournal.com profile] jadeblood:

Name a fandom you know I know and I'll tell you:

01. The first character I first fell in love with
02. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
03. The character everyone else loves that I don't
04. The character I love that everyone else hates
05. The character I used to love but don't any longer
06. The character I would shag anytime
07. The character I'd want to be like
08. The character I'd slap
09. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise


Peace, Ghani

Two memes

Apr. 16th, 2007 12:56 pm
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Mercilessly snatched from [livejournal.com profile] jadeblood

Literature meme )
TV meme )
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It's one of the most common childhood fears: A darkened bedroom, a child asleep, curled up in the covers, when sudeenly a tap, tap, tap at the window awakens them. At first, as they groggily come to awareness, they might believe that it's only the wind, a tree branch, perhaps, blown against the pane. Perhaps it's all a dream and the child never really heard anything at all. There's a breathless moment of anticipation, silence, and then it comes again, more deliberate. The child snaps awake and, wide-eyed, slips out of bed and cautiously approaches the window. Each footstep on the floor brings the child closer and closer, the shadows cast on the walls are moving--is that the outline of a person?! Carefully, the child draws the blinds back and looks out. Standing there, in the darkness they see... George Washington.

Total. Mood killer.

I can safely add that now to the very short list of things that would absolutely not terrify me if seen standing out side my window, right ahead of Luke Skywalker and a very comfy chair.

Peace, Ghani
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Movie meme from [livejournal.com profile] sharpiefan
SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 movies on this list. Copy this list mail and paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the movies you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun!

Okay, this is going to be a bit scary... )

Peace, Ghani
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Well, here I am, back at home and all settled down -relatively, at least- from the big trip. The idea of doing one huge, all-encompasing post about the convention was getting more and more daunting, so I'm gonna break this up into bits.

First off, I must say that the admiratly, [livejournal.com profile] scaryfangirl, [livejournal.com profile] guttermaiden and [livejournal.com profile] whistlejacket, did a super fantastical job! I fall in love with each convention I attend but I really do think this was the best one I've ever been to! The hotel was an excellent choice, and it was really easy to start to feel at home there; the breakfast buffet was FAB, and the free drinks in the evening weren't so shabby either! ;-) I did so enjoy my Fuzzy Navels and Apple Cores (aka Appletinis- silly SCRUBS reference!) The atmosphere was as warm and inviting as y'all were! I saw people hanging out in the convention room between movies and other showings, enjoying each others' company and gabbing; I can't think of one of the other three I've attended that I can say the same about! You planned our "field trips" perfectly, and providing meals for many of the days was genius as I can't even count the number of times I've run around at past cons wondering what I was going to do about dinner and if I was going to miss something!

I'm happy not only to be in the same fandom as youse guys, but to call you good friends! You guys are SO assworthy!

And now I'm all verklempt so I have to remember: There is no crying in the Royal Navy!

To those friends I was meeting for the first time, putting faces and such lovely countenances to names. [livejournal.com profile] timescout, [livejournal.com profile] arwen75 and, my girl, she of the squeaky shoes, [livejournal.com profile] iansmomesq ("OH my God! Squee, it's you!"): you guys rock the house! CabinGirl, she of the beeyooTEEful John Singer Sargent avatars on Horatians.org, it was a pleasure to meet you and you are every bit as sweet, funny and wonderful as your sister!

Which brings me to old friend reunited! It's always a trip when people recognize and remember me! Not to be too emo, but going through school, I was kind of the invisible woman. I couldn't be with this group if I tried and I love 'em for it! Y'all are the best bunch of friends I've had, well, ever! [livejournal.com profile] shipotl, a grin just spread across my face when I saw you in the lobby on Wednesday night! Pamski, Phizz, Ensign Sandra, Biki (and Mr. Biki!), Mayhem (whom I will always be grateful to for the lovely long chates about the Doctor Who EDAs!), fluteface, CmdrG -takes deep breath... [livejournal.com profile] dreamybritactor -always a pleasure to see you and hang out with you, Jamers! I found this year that, with a smaller group, I had more time to shoot the breeze with people I've known for quite some time but have never really had the chance to truly talk to! [livejournal.com profile] mzbehavin65, Shell and Saucy, I was so glad we could hang on Monday night doin' the ghost tour thang as I hadn't spent nearly as much time with ya as I would have liked to (so many objects de gush, so little time!) I have only one thing to say to you ladees: "Are you my grandson?" (And [livejournal.com profile] shipotl, I'm still waiting to see that orb piccie! Have you gone on the tour's official site?! -Over this-a way-a There have pictures taken by guest not HALF as cool as yours!)

And if I've forgotten anyone, you'll just have to get out the cat o'the nine tales and have me flogged!

Althea! I'm so sorry you couldn't have stayed longer but I truly enjoyed the time we had together! Hugs!

And, last but certainly not least, on her birthday, the magnificent, the roomie fantastico, [livejournal.com profile] basbleu1800!!! Who loves ya, baby? I do!!!

So, those are my many, many thanks! Hopefully now on to the convention itself. But I ask you: What is the convention truly for if not to get to hang with my good friends, new and old?! :-)

Peace, Jean

ETA: And, of course, I forgot a few people because I am the dumb! (You can just send Horatio over with the rattan... ;-))

CaptSueB! Bobs! The irrepressible Skihee (aw, it was great seein' ya again!) Brenda (and how cool was this lady?! So much like Karin in all the good ways, and such a great gushah!) Kit-Kat! Pat, it was fab to add you to our ranks! And I'm probably forgetting people even now! ACK!
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'Allo all of you Horatians on my flist! I've been cruising around some stamping communities as of late and the thought came to me last night: Why don't I make one for all my good Hornblower buddies (and, of course, other Hornblower fans!)? If you don't know what stamping is, you can visit some of the communities I belong to like [livejournal.com profile] x_movie_stamp [livejournal.com profile] whedon_rating [livejournal.com profile] lotr_stamping or [livejournal.com profile] lost_stamping to get the general idea. It's just a fun, silly thing basically, and a really fun way to get to know other fans.

If I go ahead with it, I'd need a graphically-abled pal to do a lay-out and I'd take volunteers to make the stamps as well. Just like to see if anyone's interested. Have a fab day! :-)

Peace, Ghani
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My Interests Collage! )
Create your own! Originally Written By [livejournal.com profile] ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by [livejournal.com profile] darkman424


Peace, Ghani
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Began to watch Hex last night and, what can I say? I'm totally addicted! I can see where the Buffy comparisons are coming from (you could almost match up characters from each show, such as Thelma/Willow, Azazeal/Angel, Roxanna/Cordelia etc.) but, unlike Buffy, I was rather pleased that Hex went with a more Biblically gothic storyline. While Joss Whedon's world is imaginative and unique, his ideas of heaven and hell, of demons, the product of a gleefully ingenius mind, I've always quite liked new takes in the modern world on biblical canonical material.

Hellblazer/Constantine, Hellboy, Millennium, X-Files, Sandman all tackled the same subject. Heck, all of them even include their own takes on Azazeal (sometimes Azazel) and the Nephilim. In the Millennium, he's portrayed as Samiel, an attractive young man, a fallen prophet who was sent with a warning. The name reappears in Hellboy, as a beast, playing with the "Hound of Resurrection" title. The others take on Azazeal full on.

But Hex takes it to a level of Gothic romance and horror which, I must say, with Buffy long gone and my DVD sets getting a bit tiresome, is really a delight. It's definitely my kind of tv!

On another front, dunno how to feel about the role of Bellatrix being recast from Helen McCrory to Helena Bonham Carter in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Helena has too soft a face, an angelic Pre-Raphaelite face, whereas McCrory had that dark, sharp sort of look to her, the kind that would make you want to cross to the other side of the street if you were walking alone at night and found yourself walking towards her. Polly Walker was another early rumor and I think that's far more suited.

I remember Entertainment Weekly even named Helena its first choice to play Merope, Voldemort's woe-begotten mother, because of her large, sad eyes and tragically gothic look. Rather disappointed as Bellatrix is a favorite character of mine. It also seems like they're moving a bit too much towards the 'cast stars' trap that I was scared of from the beginning. Yes, the films have always had its share of heavyweights, but they were also concerned about casting the right person in other roles. To me, Helena's casting feels like, 'Well, she's very gothic, isn't she? Let's cast her, she'll be perfect!' instead of careful consideration of the character's personality and physical appearence.

On the Clive Cussler front, have started Atlantis Found, which is easily the best of the Dirk Pitt novels. It always makes me laugh that he has the most amazing knowledge of science, physics and archeology, and then is so inept with plot and characters, but they're fun, so who am I to argue? Gary Stu to the extreme but what a hoot to read!

And, yay, the second season of The Venture Bros. got off to a fantastic start! It's funny because my sister doesn't usually go for "low" humor, even when it's highbrow humor in disguise, but she's surprised me by absolutely falling in love with The Venture Bros.! Go figure! Wait until I introduce her to The Boondocks!

Peace, Ghani
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Snurched from [livejournal.com profile] guttermaiden:

Name five fandoms and answer the following for them.

1. The first character I first fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer:
6. The character I would shag anytime:
7. The character I'd want to be like:
8. The character I'd slap:
9. A pairing that I love:
10. A pairing that I despise:
11. Favorite character:


Follow the yellow brick cut... )

Peace, Ghani

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