safenthecity: (With this kiss (Willow/Tara))
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Band Candy.

Hey, it asked my favorite, not the best episode ever. I could pretend to be deep and pick a more serious episode, but I would be lying to you. And Band Candy cracks my shit up for so many reasons. Can we start with Giles and Joyce getting it on on the hood of a police car? With handcuffs? Or how about Giles hopping around like an ADHD kid when he wants Buffy to punch Ethan? Or the principal being a huge dweeb and trying to ingratiate himself with the Scooby gang? God almighty I love this episode. And it funnily enough has one of my favorite quotes about band ever.

Xander: The band. Yeah. They're great. They march.
Willow: Like an army. Except with music instead of bullets, and... usually no one dies.

Summed up my band experience pretty well, actually. :)
safenthecity: (PD confused priests)
Day 05 - A show you hate

Millionaire Matchmaker. I hate this show with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. If I had my way, I would never ever watch this show. Unfortunately my mother watches it, and sometimes in order to spend time with her, that means I watch it.

I don't even know where to begin. How about with the premise that if you pay this obnoxious chick enough money, she'll find you the person of your dreams? (And like, 49 times out of 50, it's a very boring looking guy who thinks he's hot because he's rich wanting a supermodel-looking woman. Please, spare me, your sports car does not make you any more attractive. And it wouldn't even bother me so much except usually these guys have really obnoxious personalities to go with it.)

The sexism in this show is beyond my comprehension. And half of it is the matchmaker's doing! I can't be bothered to remember her name, but there was one guy who sounded like he treated women the way I would want to be treated- he didn't understand why he should constantly be opening doors and trying to order for his date at a restaurant, he thought it seemed patronizing. I was like, "good for you, buddy." Then what's-her-face not only tells him this is completely incorrect, but goes on to say that any woman who felt that way is not the kind of woman anyone should be looking for, and was looking for someone to dominate like she was his mother rather than his girlfriend.

I thought my head was going to explode.

I. Hate. This. Show.
safenthecity: (With this kiss (Willow/Tara))
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

Buffy! Sorry, Battlestar, but I sat down and had a think, and it really is Buffy. The thing that's kept me involved in BSG is the fandom and my love for one Mr. Felix Gaeta, but Buffy? God, I love Buffy all the time. I own five of the seasons, and want to get the other two, and I really can rewatch Buffy just about any time and it brightens my day. I've never been actively fandom-y with it (I wrote part of a creepy Drusilla/Spike-Spike/Xander, and while I was proud of my Drusilla voice, it was entirely too creepy to finish) but I love it so. Is it the best show? Probably not, but it's the one I know I can always come home to. The Scooby Gang will never let me down.

Aaand, hoping to get my fic muse going without actually commiting to writing more fic...

Mini-DVD Meme: Pick a paragraph or any passage less than 500 words from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet of what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the fic, and anything else you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
safenthecity: (Wishes on eyelashes fade (Anders))
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)

Well, this is easy, as this is the only new show I started watching.

Caprica. It's actually pretty good. I'm already a little bored of Zoe and her One True God(tm) obsession, but maybe that will get more interesting when we find out why she wanted to go to Gemenon. Zoe 2.0 clearly knows something, and I want to know what it is.

Also, Sam Adama. We need more of him. And more Tamara.

And hey, if nothing else, we learned where Bill got his Emo.
safenthecity: (Robin hood headtilt)
[ profile] lls_mutant has unwittingly got my thinking about Harry Potter. Those books honestly affected my life, even if in small ways. Don’t feel obligated to read on, unless you feel like reading my (excessively long- not kidding) personal emotional reactions and attachments to Harry Potter. Or if you feel the need to share your personal stories of Harry Potter with me, which would make me smile. I’m kind of a nerd like that. :)

Oh my god, a three-headed dog! )

And believe it or not, I have actually gotten some homework done around all this obsessiveness.
safenthecity: (Dark Angel girls)
I realize that probably very few of you even still read this journal.

But to all former members of the various incarnations of the Mapmaker's RP:

I love you all.

End public service announcement.
safenthecity: (V revolutions need pancakes)
Arizona. Are you kidding? The immigration law was one thing- a thing I take issue with, but if I squint my eyes and get a bit high, I can almost understand. But ethnic studies classes? Seriously?

Tell you what, Arizona. Change your entire curriculum around so that history books are no longer White People Studies, and then we can talk, ok?

Honestly. White people freaking out about ethnic studies classes drives me crazy.

I feel the need to share a wonderful link [ profile] virginia_fell posted a while back.

White privilege explained to white people by a white guy.

That is all.
safenthecity: (Dark Angel girls)
I should be writing papers for my scene design class.

However, I’d rather be doing this, which is showing off the stuff I did in scene design and my scene painting final.

The spark of creation )


May. 3rd, 2010 07:46 pm
safenthecity: (Melchior working hard)
Ok, bandwagon time. I actually feel like I accomplished something today, so this is my reward. 11 fics in 25 words or less!

1. Kara
2. Laura
3. Sam
4. Gaius
5. Lee
6. Athena
7. Dee
8. Helo
9. Tyrol
10. Felix
11. Zarek

Yeah, I had a hard time being serious. )
safenthecity: (See me)
Ok, so, rather than talk about school (or indeed, do schoolwork) or talk about my current mental health state (which is kind of frakked at the moment, hopefully I will go to the clinic and get that looked at) I have decided that productivity is entirely overrated, and I want to be a little sheep!

From [ profile] kappamaki33 Timestamp Meme, questions version. I will answer any questions about the before or after timeline of anything I've written, and potentially fic may come of it once school ends, but on that I make no guarantees.

Ask away!


visited 15 states (30%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

Don't you love how obvious it is that my family drives everywhere? Good times. Colorado is from my very first time in an airplane for a skiing vacation in 8th grade. I haven't been further westward than Chicago since.
safenthecity: (See me)
There is no goddamn motherfucking excuse for this.


[ profile] trovia, I remember we talked about this in our e-mails last year, and you seemed really confused. But if you, or anyone for that matter, wants to be completely disgusted with humanity, click that link.

I'll be trying to remind myself that I do not, in fact, want to go to prison for murder.
safenthecity: (V revolutions need pancakes)
I ought to be writing papers, but I just need to take a moment to talk about how much I loved Mother Courage last night.

I know that I am, I am the luckiest )
safenthecity: (PD confused priests)
I have spent the past week or so making myself memorize all the countries in the EU. Not for class- he doesn't care if you know them all or not- but just so I would know. I was trying to list them at work on Monday (I kept forgetting Malta) and my coworker was trying to help me... and kept listing a bunch of African countries. Like the Sudan. And Egypt. It made me laugh.

Then I realized, yes, I can name all 27 EU countries and the 3 applicants... but I can't name all 50 states. I sat down and tried to list them all out, but only got to 46. Sorry, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Montana and Minnesota. (Do people even live in those states?)

My Canadian Studies knowledge has gone away as well. I forgot New Brunswick, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Man, sad day. I used to know them all, AND the capitals.

But don't even ask me about Mexico. Um. Rumor has it that they... have states?
safenthecity: (Wishes on eyelashes fade (Anders))
Ok, this ear infection has knocked me out but good for like two and a half days. It didn't really get bad until Saturday evening, but for the past three nights I've been unable to sleep properly for the pain. I had an appointment at the clinic, though, and I got put on like three different meds (antibiotics, ear drops, and mucinex... because apparently still having a cough left over from spring break is problematic.) I'm really not a fan of all these pills, but if it will make this stupid pain go away, I'll roll with it.

Anyway, just stopping by the internet real quick to see what's up, then heading home, taking the day off school, and attempting to catch up on all the work I intended to do over the weekend but that the pain I was in made nearly impossible.

Am also vaguely contemplating whether to finish Truth on Our Side as a big bang... yeah, that AU I started a year ago. I've been thinking a lot about it lately (all [ profile] daybreak777's fault) and really would like to finish it. I would just need some sort of kick-ass beta to listen to me cry and ask "Does this make seeeeeense??" and basically be a nutcase, as I am wont to do with anything longer than a ficlet. I have some time to think it over, I guess.


Apr. 2nd, 2010 07:58 pm
safenthecity: (Dee smile)
LOL. Oh man, I love going back and finding old, hilarious webcomics. Like this one.

I especially love the comments the artist has on the actual webpage.

"All I’m saying is if we started collecting signatures on the petition now, it will save us time in the long run. How many of you want to wait until Fox actually cancels “Dollhouse” to start the “Save Dollhouse” campaign. We’ve learned our lesson so many times before. Let’s just be prepared. We need to go ahead and organize a few fan get-togethers, rallies, meetups, etc. We need to spread the word that Fox can’t cancel this new and original show without giving it a chance.

Yes, I understand that it hasn’t even begun production yet. That’s besides the point. If we had started campaigning for Firefly’s renewal before they had even cast all the parts, we might still be watch Captain Tight Pants, and Space Whore, and the rest every alternate Friday at 4am and each 3rd Tuesday after the infomercials go off (prime slots for the 18-34 demo)."

True words, my friend. True words.
safenthecity: (Dee smile)
If you are reading this right now, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.
safenthecity: (Mohinder thoughtful in bed)
I’ve been thinking a lot about gender lately.

Shades of gray )


Mar. 27th, 2010 10:24 pm
safenthecity: (Lamb sodomize josh?)
Just caught up on Caprica.

safenthecity: (See me)
Title: Another Day Just Like the Last
Pairing: Gaeta/Barolay
Rating: PG
Summary: New Caprica isn't what it promised to be.
Author’s Notes: Many thanks to my excellent beta [ profile] trovia, who kicked this thing’s ass and called me out on stuff that really needed it. Sorry it took me six months to actually act on it!

She wasn’t in the mood to cut him any slack )
safenthecity: (Exciting as exciting can be)
Title: Worst Laid Plans
Characters/Pairings: Gaeta/Hoshi, Caprica/Baltar, Helo
Rating: PG
Prompt: For [ profile] kappamaki33, who wanted another installation of Deus Ex Asteroid verse.
Summary: Our heroes have dinner, and Gaius comes to a terrible realization.

Did you just praise him for trying to kill me? )
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