On Sunday I was achieving things until about 2pm when I fell down a Harvey and Donna feelings hole on Tumblr and never recovered … yeah I don’t know either. Stupid S2 and their stupid faces. I need hockey to come back and distract me.( blah blah feelingsCollapse )
Seriously Season 2, this is all your fault. I was not prepared for this!
The little snippets I'm hearing about the summer finale has me all '!!!' too.
Talking of hockey, Marek and Wysh were back (and geeky and talking a lot about London), and I might actually be legitimately disappointed if Mike Richards doesn’t turn up in Jeff Carter’s ‘day with the Cup’ photos or vice-versa. I do find the fact he did actually give the Cup at lifejacket
pretty adorable though.
And to relate these two topics! Because I can, watch me. There might be some words in a GDocs near you where Donna is a Rangers fan and her and Harvey discuss what a good/hot goalie Hank is? You know, MAYBE because this is apparently what my brain does now.
I blame Sarah Rafferty and her tweets with Michael Del Zotto.
I also just saw posts with VividCon recs on my flist. Oh dear. There goes my evening. Heresluck made a Wire vid? *squeak*
But I will apply for that job first. I will. Already applied for one today and I have an interview on Thursday, which is a good thing. Would love
to have something sorted before I go to Europe ... which is in three weeks today! \o/
Okay, lies I watched this Tony vid
(which I don't think is technically a VVC vid so shush) because it's set to a cover of maybe my favourite Radiohead song and well ... Tony. All my Tony feelings. It's a really great vid.
And if you haven't seen it yet there's an Avengers gag reel out
and it's pretty great.Crossposted here ( comments).
I participated in sixteenwins
this year and as my picks were not quite as awesome as they could have been I had to make a Claude Giroux/Danny Briere (or Brioux) mix for andthenextday
. The mix with lyrics and brief commentary (it was posted at 1am so it’s pretty brief) is at the comm
However, the zip file is here
if anyone wants to DL – even if you don't know anything about the pairing it has some good songs. (96MB). ( Tracklist if you're curiousCollapse )
Wine drank this evening: perhaps more than I should have.
Suits feelings level: high. seriously high. Why do I watch sneak peeks?
Time to the UK/Europe trip: 4 weeks!
I also caught up on The Slash Report while at work yesterday. Yeah … that was an interesting choice. Who knows what sort of facial expression I was pulling in the elevator on the way out the door, or in the biscuit aisle of the supermarket. (I was listening to the 50/50 tropes ep by the time I was in the supermarket, and if anyone is familiar it was THAT discussion near the end. *shudders *).
I need to go through the VVC vids but I have seen china_shop
's Ben/Leslie vid
and it's delightful. <3Crossposted here ( comments).
( The Newsroom 2x07Collapse )( Suits 2x08Collapse )
Anyway, this show. My feelings. I hate your face, Gabriel Macht. I also have become the person who wants to write gen and het in a slash dominated fandom. I feel that should be a fangirl achievement badge of some description.
I should take advantage of this sunshine and go outside and read a book. A book from the many unread ones on my bookshelf as my inability to read and return library books on time is getting expensive. Why so tempting all-the-books-I-haven't-read?
Apropos of nothing: this gif is pretty great
. I should watch more comics based cartoons.Crossposted here ( comments).
( Suits 2x07Collapse )
New temp job is a world of eh, but employment is a good and I actually applied for a "real" job today!
And then I wrote 800 words of depressing Harvey backstory
. Good times. I needed to get that out of my head. And I'm not at all eyeing kudos. Nope. Not at all.
Next time, happy story! If there is a next time, because that's the first thing I've actually posted since Yuletide. There is much happier hockey fic in my GoogleDocs somewhere. I need to write that.
Olympics are still rocking my world. Those three golds the British had this morning (NZ time) were awesome. Also delighted for Gabby Douglas and allll the NZ rowing golds, especially Eric Murphy and Hamish Bond. Adorable dudes.
God the songs from Prime's promos keep getting in my head. However, I do find myself more intrigued by Elementary than I thought I'd be due to watching the promo so. many. times.Crossposted here ( comments).
The opening ceremony was crazy but in a good way. I thought it lost it's way in places and I'm sorry but solo Paul McCartney just doesn't do it for me, but most of it was great. Loved, loved the cauldron and how it included pieces that were carried in with the teams. <3! Overall I thought Danny Boyle did a great job and um, good on him for scoring a few political points along the way. Seriously.
Looking forward to watching the events now I have the live streaming sorted. Stupid DNS settings.
Job wise: I have an interview for a temp job on Tuesday! It's not exactly what I want to be doing but it's an okay job and it will accommodate my UK/Europe trip, mean I won't have to deal with Work and Income and I'm really over this unemployment thing. So, fingers crossed.
Thoughts and feelings: ( The Dark Knight Rises (spoilers)Collapse )( Suits 2x06Collapse )
Fanart rec: This is the top post on my Tumblr
right now and I keep flipping back to the tab. Sleeepy Avengers. <3 So much awesome fanart in that particular fandom.Crossposted here ( comments).
I experienced H50/Fringe levels of anxiety about this episode before it started. So, we're at that point of obsession apparently. Good to know. ( Suits 2x05Collapse )
I also find myself with only 2 episodes to go in Justified S3. Yeah, there was some marathoning. Perhaps not as good as S2 but still damn good. If anyone has written any good Tim/Raylan I am so there.Crossposted here ( comments).
I watched these in a specific order last night:( The Newsroom 1.04Collapse )( Political Animals 1.01Collapse )
Trying to watch some more Breaking Bad but not finding it that easy to marathon.
Still have a Suits thing. Someone tell me not to combine Harvey and the NY Rangers into a fic. It's tempting ... very tempting.
In non-TV news:
I didn't get the job I really wanted. They liked me, they thought I'd be a good fit but they had a better candidate. Which sucks, but what can you do? So, back to applying. Have a pre-interview coffee (yeah apparently that's a thing now) and a meeting with a recruitment company tomorrow.
Took advantage of the sun today to take a walk along Oriental Bay and have some gelato. Somedays you're kind of awesome, Wellington.Crossposted here ( comments).
Mum was in town for a couple of days this week. It was nice to see her, and she insisted on paying for many meals which made me feel a little guilty, but on the other hand was very sweet of her and I got a really good meal at Floriditas. Mmm clam linguine and apple crumble for dessert.
I also talked her into seeing this: ( The Amazing Spider-ManCollapse )
Job hunt continues. Still haven't heard about the one I really wanted to get and I should have by now, so that's not awesome, but then a part of my brain is all, 'well they haven't said no yet either.' So, who knows, but it's probably not good news. I admit I was putting off applying for other jobs in the hope I'd just get that one, but I really need to stop doing that. I did hear about being short-listed for one today though, and a possible short-term contract. So, yeah, not all bad news but I'm so over short-term solutions.
Fandom wise, still quite taken with Suits (especially Harvey and Donna's backstory and Gabriel Macht's face) and of course hockey (why do I like you so much, Eric Staal?)
I also watched all of S1 of Justified last weekend. Good show. Very good show. Especially the season finale. Walton Goggins performance really is great, and Timothy Olyphant's deadpan is a beautiful, beautiful thing. I will be watching more.
Now, the latest Newsroom episode. I can't think this will end well, but I can't turn off the curiosity.Crossposted here ( comments).
It was such a lazy weekend. I saw Prometheus (pretty, well-acted but eh) and then .. watched all of the Suits episodes. The Tumblr gifs got to me. ( Thoughts, feelings through to 2x01 - not especially coherentCollapse )
So um yeah, I have a show for the US Summer. Yay.
--( Legend of Korra 1x10Collapse )
I also bought myself the tie-in Avatar comics tonight because I had a book voucher to reduce the price, the wiki made me curious, and ... Zuko. And all the rest of their ridiculous faces.
Songs I considered making a hockey fanvid to while sitting at my desk today trying to understand InDesign:
- Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance (my love for this song owes a lot to a pretty great F1 montage made to it and honestly how is there not a Kings vid to this already?)
- Hot Mess - Cobra Starship (fandom's relationship with failing-at-life hockey players? Or god Carts and Ritchie - but it would have to be a very cut down version of the song)
- Hell of a Season - The Black Keys (C/R - don't think this is uptempo enough though)
- Circus - Britney Spears (because it amuses me)
... this says interesting things about my musical taste but whatever.
Why do I talk about these things? Totally not going to happen. I lack the attention span. I'm also wary of blatantly 'shippy RPS vids and the internet. (Subtle ones ... to be honest, with Carts and Ritchie, I haven't seen a Kings-related montage yet that hasn't
alluded to their BFF-ness).Crossposted here ( comments).
Barring the awesomeness that was the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup on Tuesday, this whole week can take a running jump. I even had job interviews that went okay(ish) and still, blah blah. I feel stupid and incapable, and I don't know what I want to do, and work is stupid (and only for the next two weeks) and I’m questioning everything. Blah.
And I know people have had far more difficult weeks that that, so *big hugs* to anyone who needs one. <3
Today at work I had pictures of the LA Kings taking the Stanley Cup to Dodger Stadium open in a few tabs to cheer me up. (see what has happened here?) Jeff Carter, has your hair always been that blonde? Or is the absence of the beard drawing my attention back to it? Or is just the lighting in this photo
I went back and read the Carter/Richards primer yesterday
and … seriously. Because it now ends LOL AND THEN THEY WON A STANLEY CUP TOGETHER. Because life works like that for them apparently. I also did not realise that people from Columbus (incl. Rick Nash) having to effectively drag Jeff Carter out of his beach house was freaking canon. JFC boys. What are your lives? Anyway, I was ridiculously happy for their ridiculous faces and the rest of the Kings and their adorable small humans who took-over press conferences
and drank chocolate milk out of the Stanley cup in Spiderman outfits
You should read this fic about them getting drunkenly married
. It’s beautiful. And the AO3 link should be nice and speedy. Oh, filters, you were so pesky. (big changes to search and browse coming to make them …less pesky). Much love to the coders/systems people who worked to speed everything back up. <3
... I meant to go to bed earlier. But Friday tomorrow. I'm not predicting much different for my Friday night tbh. Saturday, I'm seeing Prometheus.
(Also finally got a hockey icon. I had to with this picture. Arnold needs to be pictured with the cup, or they both need to sleep in a bed with it ... or something. The fic ideas are endless. Let's no get into the one about how they lost the playoff beards).Crossposted here ( comments).
I watched the Kings/Devils game today with labellementeuse
and the following things may have been said:
- "Did Mike Richards just tumble over the boards into Jeff Carter's lap?" (I don't think that was Carts in retrospect but it looked like him at the time).
- "Guys this is really not the time to be ... oh of course it's Ritchie."
- "How can you make that save, Marty?! You're 40!"
- "Fuck you, Zach Parise. Fuck. You." (x1000)
- "Fuck you, Marty." (I felt kinda bad because the man is a legend but Marty Brodeur you have two Olympic gold medals and three Stanley Cup rings ... stop being greedy. Yes, I'm so very rational about this).
Oh, Kings. I admit I'm bandwagoning them but I now really, really want this for them and they're making it so hard on themselves and Tuesday at work is now going to be incredibly stressful for no work-related reason at all.
While I was always going to be cheering for them, I must admit that the Kings feelings have been helped along by quite a few feelings about Jeff Carter (and Mike Richards to a slightly lesser extent). Yes, I did read Ballad of a Broken Bromance
recently, how did you guess? I've kind of fallen for them. Hard. Look at his reunited with Ritchie smile!
- I still have this gif-set open in a tab right now. (the original interview is on YT here
I also listened to him on Cabbie's podcast where he was pretty endearing ("tks bud" - pretty much all his text messages, and he can apparently cook and he cooks for Ritchie!) Even if a lot of Cabbie's podcasts seem to involve him trying to get laid via knowing various members of the Los Angeles Kings.
Anyway, I'm done. Really.
(Still have a lot of Eric/Jeff, Eric/Cam, Eric/Jeff/Cam feelings too and Scott Hartnell and Jordan Eberle are also quite endearing ... fuck you, hockey). Other things!
I have been rewatching bits of Generation Kill and oh, feelings. Especially Brad feelings and I forogt how many times him and Nate just staaare at each other. Also, ASkars is pretty. This better not lead to me catching-up on True Blood because no. No. You're not that pretty
Alexander. (Considering my recent celebrity crushes, I seem to have a thing for guys called Alex ... and really tall blond people. It all comes back to ASkars apparently IDK).
I also spent last weekend weekend going through the GK tag on my pinboard and reading allll the fic, including this awesome frat AU Bright College Years
and I forgot that Brad played hockey in it. I mean, it's mentioned in passing, but hockey. I am that easy. Yes.
... yeah okay not so much other things. Back to hockey!( Have some pictures of hockey players and some GIFs - Eric, Cam, Jeff (Skinner not Carter), Hank, Sharpy withinCollapse )Other things (really this time)!
I lost quite a bit of time yesterday to this via a rec by queenkluForever Can Never Be Long Enough, Or The Earl Of Epsom Takes A Husband
(60465 words) by torakowalski
Fandom: Social Network (2010) RPF
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jesse Eisenberg/Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake/Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Benedict Cumberbatch/Tom Hardy, Arthur Darvill/Karen Gillan/Matt Smith
Characters: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Joe Mazzello, Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Lily Cole
Regency AU. When Andrew Garfield, the new Earl of Epsom, returns from the Peninsula War to find his ancestral home mortgaged to the hilt, he must marry Jesse Eisenberg, his parents’ mysterious ward, in order to save his family from ruin.
I was also planning to go on about how apparently it was my 10-year LJ-anniversary in April. Yep, totally missed it. It led to me looking at my old journal which, wow. Yeah. I mentioned RL stuff a lot more. A lot more. Also I uh apparently wrote Remus/Bill. Who knew? Anyway, any deeper thoughts I've had have been chased away by hockey.
I meant to discuss Euro too bust mostly my reaction is WTF Netherlands? I first got into football via France 1998 and watching them play so I still have bit of a soft-spot for them even if they played dickishly in the World Cup final in 2010. Denmark, dudes?
Crossposted here ( comments).
Today was fine. I've moved to a new floor, which is actually kinda cool and the day went fast. Booked myself for a eye test too, because I'm wondering if the headaches I've been getting a lot recently are sight related. Eep?
Also I uh, may have bought myself some new boots on my way home, which to be fair I did need because my current pair of boots are dying, and these were on sale, proper leather and have a good sole. Still, more money than I possibly should have spent. ( Game of Thrones 2x07Collapse )
Hockey returned! Yay Rangers. :D Great to see the Kings hold on today too. Don't think this will be as easy a series and their other ones, but I'm cautiously optimistic.
I have Korra episodes! This is exciting! Now all the tumblr gifs I see will make more sense. ;)
I also found this article about the shows the networks have picked up for next season
interesting. Not a hell of a lot I'm really keen to see, but some interesting ones ("The Last Resort" especially and I'll probably at least check out the new Matthew Perry comedy). Also, unlikely Lori and Gaby will be making an appearance on H50 next season - both actresses are in new shows. Unless they get quickly cancelled I guess - which I wouldn't wish for either Autumn or Lauren. Happy to see Dichen Lachman in a picked up pilot too.Crossposted here ( comments).
( Hawaii Five-0 2x22Collapse )( Game of Thrones 2x06Collapse )( Parks and Recreation 4x22Collapse )
And I meant to post this last night, but since I didn't I have also watched:( Fringe 4x22Collapse )
No hockey for two days, what is this strange world. Nervous about tomorrow morning. Hope the Rangers can pull it off, even though I would feel for the Caps.
Random Alex O'Loughlin pic: he's quite distracting
. He's now shaven off the fauxhawk, which makes me a little sad. He's rocking it here, and it would have been awesome to see him show up the UpFronts with it.Crossposted here ( comments).
It's been a weird week. I've felt unmotivated and blah, and I've also been getting recruitment calls, which is not a bad thing but they're offering to put my name forward for jobs that fit the long-term-slash-help-pay-for-my-trip-to-t
he-UK criteria but not the in-any-way-advancing-my-career criteria. I spent 2 years overseas doing blah-ish temp admin jobs and I'm over it tbh, but then .... what do I want to do for a job anyway? And fuck do I need to go back and study something? And then I feel guilty because I should feel grateful I'm in a position where I can get a job and yes, blah. Blah, I say.
TV! Hockey! Other distracting things!
I couldn't concentrate on much this afternoon with the truly ridiculous triple fucking overtime Rangers/Caps game going on. Really happy for the Rangers (Gaborik! Some form!) but hard not to feel for the Caps as well. Braden Holtby is a rock-star.
Hope the Flyers can come back motivated tomorrow after losing so badly to the Devils.
I have seen clips, but last night it came to my attention that someone had put the entire NHL 2011 All Star Game Fantasy Draft on YouTube
Lots of heart-eyes. Lots. They're ridiculous people, and while I knew it happened it was great to watch the whole show and see how it really was everytime
someone was picked by Team Lindstrom who wasn't Tazer they'd go for a reaction shot. Amazing. Staals and Patrick Sharp continue to charm me (as sort of does Rick Nash), and lol Ovie taking a picture of Phil Kessel being the last one picked. Also this is far, far from an original thought but holy fuck, Jeff Skinner's smile
. Nope. I don't need reminding how old he is. I know. I know.
I open three tabs when I sit down at my desk at the moment. They are GMail, Twitter and ... nhl.com. I have also listened to the Marek vs Wyshynski daily podcast pretty much every morning. Yeah.
And a rec: not gonna write you a love song
(6658 words) by justbreathe80
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jeff Skinner/Eric Staal
Characters: Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, Cody Ward, Justin Faulk
Summary: It’s like it’s normal to everyone, and Cam realizes that’s because it is
normal. It’s how Jeff and Eric have always been, since the day Jeff showed up, eighteen and annoyingly fresh-faced at training camp, and Eric decided that Jeff was his
Cam Ward outsider POV. <3
TV:( The Good Wife 3x21 and 3x22Collapse )( Game of Thrones 2x05 - gets a little future book spoileryCollapse )( H50 2x20 and NCIS LA 2x20Collapse )
I have not yet watched Fringe, or caught-up on Mad Men which sounds like it got interesting just as I thought I could let in lapse for a few weeks.
I also finished Avatar: The Last Airbender last week and oh, amazing, amazing show. All the feelings. I love them all but I have a special place in my heart for Zuko. That final scene with his sister .... yeah. Feelings.
Nearly the weekend. Fuck. Yes.Crossposted here ( comments).
I am used to being a sports fan, but playoff hockey is something else. I am not used to this whole seven-game-series, games-everyday thing and it's ... something. Something quite stressful. I filled in a bracket as part of sixteenwins
, and I was going okay in the Eastern Conference but failing in the Western Conference ... until today, when the Eastern Conference was full of fail (I really expected the Rangers to win, and let's not get into the Pens scoring 10 goals - even though I was happy for JStaal) but Vancouver actually won a game! (I actually am fairly indifferent about Canucks/Kings but my bracket would prefer the Canucks).
So yeah, still with the hockey thing. ( Game of Thrones 2x03 - contains future spoilersCollapse )
Haven't got to Mad Men, or last week's Community. I did watch The Good Wife which I found just okay, but I am very interested to see where everything is going.
I also probably had Fringe thoughts, but it's been a while since the episode. Overall, I liked it quite a lot.
I haven't done this ages: Music meme!
1. If you'd like to play along, reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. You then list at least five songs that start with that letter.
3. Then, as I'm doing here, you'll post the list to your journal with the instructions.musesfool
gave me the letter C. The Animaniacs - Countries of the World
- I just had to when I got this letter. It's out of date now but it's so well done. Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweeden ... Algeria, Ghana!Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert - Can I Interest You in Hannukah?
-Jon and Stephen sing about holidays. We have dreidels/ What are they? / Wooden tops. We have candles/ What are they? /THEY ARE CANDLES! And when we light them, oh the fun it never stops. The Arrogant Worms - Canada is Really Big
- because I am all about comedy songs tonight apparently. We're the second biggest country, and if Russia keeps shrinking, soon we will be first.The Gaslight Anthem - Casanova, Baby!
- I think I can blame tangleofthorns
for the number of TGA songs I have. I like them a lot. They have an Springsteen-ish feel but with a little more rock, maybe? This song has great drum beat and great lyrics. We could run all night / And dance upon the architecture / Come and take my hand /I'll do the very best I can.Colin Meloy - Cupid (Sam Cooke Cover)
- Choosing this song might go hand in hand with compiling this list at 1am. Anyway, I go through stages with Colin Meloy's voice but this is such a good cover. Janelle Monae - Cold War
- catchy, nice beat and I'll be honest, I like the fact that the title reminds me of history. This is a cold war / do you know what you're fighting for?The Puppini Sisters - Crazy in Love (Beyonce Cover) (The Tuesday Weld Remix)
- I have no idea how this ended up in my iTunes but I've become really fond of it. It's a remix of a Beyonce cover and it's got a old-school feel (Wikipedia describes The Puppini Sisters as a close-harmony trio), but danced up a little bit. Catchy as hell.James Blake - CMYK
- I love songs which sample other songs well, and this song is full of bits of different sounds and samples layered over the top of each other. Look I found her / in a red coat / look I found her
I am awfully tempted to mainline Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America this weekend in preparation for the Avengers release on Wednesday. Midnight screening. \o/
Oreos are on special at the supermarket this week. I don't want to talk about how many packets I've bought. *shakes head at self* I also believe that being temporarily employed is making it worse, as it means I'm walking past the supermarket nearly everyday.
What self-discipline?Crossposted here ( comments).