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2014-05-09 09:30 pm

Fic Post

Wow, apparently I have started writing fics again. Go figure.

Battlestar Galactica Fanfiction )
safenthecity: (With this kiss (Willow/Tara))
2010-10-20 05:07 pm

Purple Wednesday

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] thelake at Purple Wednesday
IT GETS BETTER


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

- original post by [info]neo_prodigy


safenthecity: (Redvines conquer you)
2010-09-06 04:19 am

What the hell is a Hufflepuff?

I will work on that meme later (wow, it took me all of ONE DAY to fall behind on that. New record?) but I just have to say, before I fall asleep, that I just finished watching A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel, and I don't think I shall ever recover from this overload of mirth. Holy sweet Merlin.

I had one main problem with the Sequel (Lupin), and it really, really bothered me, and I might meta on it later or in comments when I'm more coherent, but right now, I just want to bask in the hilarity.

Oh, and also, in the very very strange attraction I have for the men who played Harry (cuuuuuuurls) and Voldemort/Umbridge (ARMS OH MY GOD). A Very Potter Musical is making me oddly straighter. It's very confusing.

Aaaaand time to pass out.
safenthecity: (Bromance in rack focus)
2010-08-08 07:58 pm

I want your love and I want your revenge

Yesterday my sister explained to me that part of her plan of taking over the world is to rid the world of douchebags, Old Testament-style.

Today, while on a kid movie kick, we were watching Prince of Egypt. As the plagues descended, her dog got right up in my face. I asked her to make him stop, and without looking up from the TV, she waved her hand at me and replied, "I'm watching God's wrath! I have much to learn!"

And to make this update slightly less pointless, a meme stolen from half the flist:

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or literary or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! Fandoms, ice cream flavours, cartoon moments, women in my fandoms, OTPs, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, books I wish would be made into movies, love songs. And I will answer them all in a new post (or in comments). Possibly with pictures.
safenthecity: (With this kiss (Willow/Tara))
2010-08-04 06:57 pm

I cannot believe my eyes, is the world finally growing wise?

Can I get a HELL YEAH for the overturn of Prop 8?

Ok, yes, I know that it's gonna have eleventy jillion appeals and probably end up in the Supreme Court. WHATEVER. Today, I dance!
safenthecity: (Felix voting)
2010-07-17 03:23 am

Two plus two equals five

Via [livejournal.com profile] virginia_fell

The Tea Party people are fucking disgusting.

Why no, I don't feel the need to indulge in polite language to discuss such fucking ridiculous and racist attitudes.
safenthecity: (Bromance in rack focus)
2010-07-05 02:35 am

Meme

So, this self-pimping meme. I feel a little guilty, since I haven't done much writing lately (in any capacity- I really need to finish off that late work with the looming deadline) but I have had such a bitch of a time with writer's block. I think I'm going to have to completely change my fic exchange idea, much as I loved it, because it was way too involved for me to do it justice in the headspace I'm in.

Here's hoping this meme jogs the old muse, in any and all capacities.

Post, in your journal, a rec list singling out the best of your own fics. Tell people why you are especially proud of those particular fics, and of course provide links to them. Yes, that's right, this step involves self-promotion. How else are people supposed to find your fics? List as many or as few as you feel appropriate to represent your body of writing.

Also include a paragraph about the types of fics you most enjoy reading or are most interested in reading in the immediate future -- favorite tropes, pairings, fandoms, whatever. If you're particularly lazy, link to that Dear Writer post you did for whatever holiday exchange comes to mind.

Reply to other rec posts (like for example the one you are reading now) by reccing a fic of your own that might fit the original poster's tastes, or that you'd just really like them to read, because maybe they don't know they'd like it.


Scan through the score and put fingers on keys and you play )


Well, it seems I picked stories that either made me sad or that amused me to write. Makes sense, I guess, if I invested myself the most in them, even if it was just investment in the silliness.
safenthecity: (Mohinder thoughtful in bed)
2010-07-03 05:49 pm

Dreams, inconsistent angel things

My dreams lately have been really weird. I wish I could remember them better, because in the light of day, they're pretty entertaining.

Most of them are at least in passing about the fight of Good Versus Evil.

But half of them feature werewolves (not any werewolves I know from fiction... just random werewolves who are my friends, or last night, who go crazy and try to kill me at Disneyworld) and in one, Cylons made a cameo. It was not a Battlestar dream in the slightest, but I was trying to stay under the radar of Evil Government Agencies, and I was at a soccer game or something and suddenly there's an Eight (one of the Sharons?) telling me in quiet urgent tones that I need to be more careful, they're watching me.

Like I said. I wish I could remember this madness well enough to give a full report. My subconscious makes me chuckle.
safenthecity: (PD confused priests)
2010-07-02 03:12 pm

Oh, we are so going to hell

LJ, I feel it important for you to know... that I forgive your sins.

Translation: my sister is having a bitch of a time finding someone to officiate her wedding, so we're getting me ordained.

Online.

Yes, I am laughing about this just as much as you are.
safenthecity: (Words taste like peaches)
2010-07-01 06:49 pm

Three things

Thing One:
I don't understand how I can be related to someone who honestly has this conversation with me:
Me: I'm going down the street to get mom cigarettes.
Cousin: From that A-rab place?
Me: Um, I think they're Indian, actually.
Cousin: Same thing.

Thing Two:
Nobody believes I'm 23. I get carded when I buy mom cigarettes almost every time, and today the man stared at my ID, stared at me, then back at my ID and asked, "Is this you??" I laughed, because his wife had the same reaction, and it works to my advantage that nobody at school knows I'm older than the rest of them. I just find it funny that apparently I have such a babyface that people think I'm a high-schooler.

Thing Three:
I laughed out loud when I heard the opening chords of Toxic play during that scene of Chuck Versus The Truth. Well played, guys, well played.

Edit: Thing Four:
The actress who plays Sarah is Australian? Ok, my mind is blown. Her accent is spot-on.
Thing Four-Point-Five:
The actor who plays Bryce is... how do I say it? Mad ridiculous attractive. I'm not even into blue eyes, but his are crazy. And also he bears a rather striking resemblence to Billy Crudup, eye-color aside. It's very disorienting.
safenthecity: (Starbuck gives you a thumbs up)
2010-06-29 10:21 pm

Aaaah, timesuck.

First season of Chuck, you are MINE.

I love the library.

Edit: I need an icon of Chuck and Ellie. My sibling complex is going through the roof with these two. They're too damn precious for words.

Also River and Simon.

If anyone has recs, I would appreciate it.
safenthecity: (All that she can give)
2010-06-28 03:28 am

Bionic cat. How frakking cool is this?

Kitty gets badass prosthetics after a farming accident.

This is pretty awesome. He looks like he's walking just fine. Seriously, how cool is this?

Of course, this raises other questions. For instance: Earth cats have custom-engineered metal implants with a biomimicking design, and Galactica doesn't even put people out for amputations?

British cats get better health care than we do?

Are they any closer to creating custom-engineered spare lungs for my poor asthmatic kitty?

The world wants answers.



Edit: Ok also, unrelated but WTF-inducing... Why did I not know that corporal punishment was legal in Ohio schools until 2009????

... You know what, now my head hurts. Continue marvelling at the bionic cat.
safenthecity: (Problem with your brains being missing)
2010-06-27 01:06 am

Republicans scare the living shit out of me

Texas

Plus

Republicans

Equals

Dude are you even fucking kidding me?

It's so ridiculous that the two sane parts of that platform actually startled me.

Seriously. What. The. Fuck.
safenthecity: (With this kiss (Willow/Tara))
2010-06-25 12:19 am

(no subject)

This is a completely pointless update, but I started watching The L Word today, and apparently I can't read because I accidentally got disc two from the library.

Not the point. The point is, I'm three episodes in, and it's like Battlestar Bonanza. "Aaaaah frak me, Hoshi, what a creepy 70's porn-stache you have there! Why hello there, Officer Helo of the Most Stoic Bored Facial Expression! Goodness Cally, who knew you picked up hitch-hikers high on shrooms?"

Other than that, I like it so far. But BSG Bingo with this is hilarious.
safenthecity: (Those you've known)
2010-06-09 10:11 am

Their song still seems to find you

Feeling better today. That's not really all that hard, but it's good. Thanks everybody for the support.

Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times



Buffy: Once More With Feeling.

This probably surprises no one, considering Buffy is my favorite show and I am a theater major, but I have seen this episode more times than can be considered healthy. It's a musical, for god's sake, that actually makes sense and involves plot and character development for the larger arc! And the music is actually fun and good! And there are SO MANY theater jokes that I don't even know what to do with myself! My very favorite is definitely Anya's "It was like we were being watched. Like there was a wall missing in our apartment. Like there were only three walls and not a fourth wall." JOSS I LOVE YOU.

I used to play this CD on endless repeat in high school, and I'm sure my mom got absolutely sick of hearing Ashley and I sing I'll Never Tell over and over again.

Edit Glee spoilers )
safenthecity: (Finn takes a stand)
2010-06-07 08:31 pm

You being a jock and you being in this glee club does not make you versatile. It makes you bisexual.

It's official. I'm a Gleek.

It's unhealthy is what it is- I watched all of season one in four days. And I think I could probably watch the Lady Gaga episode over and over and not get tired of it. I nearly cried a couple of times. Kurt's dad=amazing. Also? Tina? WIN.

So, [livejournal.com profile] kappamaki33, guess you don't have to worry about spoilers after all. :x

I need more icon space. There are so many great moments from this show. For now, I settle for Finn in a dress.

TV meme:

Day 09 - Best scene ever

I was going to have a Buffy scene (the gathering/planning scene in Hush) but after getting through Glee today, I have to go with this.



This sums it all up. Nothing I can say can say it better than Kurt's dad. I came this close to crying. It is so glorious to see this typical Ohio dad stand up for his gay son like this. God, I love this episode.

Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving



Battlestar. The only reason I watched this show was because my sister was ranting and raving and carrying on about how much she loved it, and after forever listening to this, she sat me down and had me watch the first few episodes of Season 3 (which was what she had downloaded onto her computer.) I already knew the basic plot from having listened to her go on about it, so it wasn't so bad coming in that late in the game. At first I was just humoring her, but the next thing I knew I was in love and spending my money on renting the DVDs from Blockbuster.

I really thought I didn't like scifi. Damn you Battlestar, it's all your fault.
safenthecity: (Robin hood headtilt)
2010-06-05 02:14 am

Don't stand so close to me

Day 08 - A show everyone should watch



Meerkat Manor.

I am so serious. This is a show everyone can watch- kids, grownups, whoever. And it's so ridiculously compelling. The Meerkat politics are intense. It follows the Whiskers clan, a group that has been under the leadership of matriarch Flower for years already. They're fiercely territorial and have two or three rival families, and the territory wars are crazy. Plus, the family problems they run into with Flower's rebellious daughters create a good deal of tension.

Plus, come on, who in the world can resist meerkat pups. They're so cute it shouldn't be legal.

(And of course, you can laugh at how many geeky references you get from the nerd researchers who named them. Flower's mate is Zaphod, for crying out loud, and I laughed long and hard when Mozart got it on with Sondheim.)

Yes, I own Season One. Love the Whiskers.


Anyway, I think I'm officially a Gleek. Though really, that wasn't hard- Lea Michelle. Belting. A lot. And getting slushies thrown in her face. Plus Kristin Chenoweth gueststarred, and Josh Groban. Really, where is the bad here? Nowhere, I say, nowhere! Clearly this isn't a show I'm going to take hugely seriously, but for some pure entertainment? Oh, heck yeah, Glee.

Also, every time they mention the general loser-ness of people from Lima, I just chuckle and agree. Because that's, uh, most of Ohio. (Though Ohio doesn't allow medical marijuana. And... there was another Ohio thing that made me go, 'no, wait...' OH. It was the assertion that it was illegal to discriminate against gay kids. Not in Ohio it isn't. In fact, my middle school principal told my (straight) friend that it was her own fault girls in the locker room were accusing her of being a lesbian and taunting her for it, because she was probably 'acting like a lesbian.' Yay Ohio!) But yeah, any chance to laugh at Ohio is cool with me.

Why can I suddenly not sleep? Is this my body reacting to me sleeping entirely too much for the past few weeks?
safenthecity: (Dark Angel girls)
2010-06-04 02:07 pm

What do you say to taking chances

Hm.

My friends just showed me the first disc of Glee. I like it.

I kind of love Sue Sylvester.

She's the only character whose name I can remember- well, her and Kurt. Most of the other actors I know from other things, and the ones I don't, don't have much interesting to do yet. But oh man, Sue.

It's so wrong, but I kind of want her.
safenthecity: (With this kiss (Willow/Tara))
2010-06-04 01:05 am

The boy is mine

Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show



Triangle.

At first I was hard-pressed to come up with an episode of Buffy that I actively disliked, and then I remembered this one. This episode seriously drives me up the wall. It takes two characters who are favorites of mine, Willow and Anya, and turns them into completely obnoxious whiny brats fighting over Xander. This might not have been so unbearable had Anya not been with Xander for, oh, a year already, but as it is, it felt contrived to cause drama in Xander's life, and make Buffy weepy.

And Buffy. I don't know what crack the writer and director were smoking, but Buffy was just horribly written, and badly directed. Yes, she just lost Riley, and I can understand how that would (and should) affect her. But to have her be useless and weepy? What in the world happened to the awesome writing of Willow healing from Oz? And not only was she weepy, all the crying was horrifically overacted and embarassing. I know Sarah Michelle Gellar can do better than that- look at the episode Joyce dies- so I'm assuming her director told her to do it. I can't fathom why. And the fact that Buffy can't defeat Olaf until he mocks Anya and Xander's love just seals the deal of fail.

Oh, and as long as I'm getting irate about this episode, Willow's declaration that she's not going to try to steal Xander away because she's "gay now." I'm bi, and I sometimes say stuff like that, but that is due entirely to utterly unfulfilling relationships and encounters with men. But Willow was in love with Xander for a while, and they had emotional and physical chemistry. Willow was in a two-three year relationship with Oz, and it was quite clear that they both enjoyed their sex life, and she mourned Oz leaving for a while. The episode where Oz comes back and she chooses Tara? Among her reasons is definitely not, "Sorry, gay now, we used to have good sex but now I'm gay gay gay." No. So why can't she just say she's not going to steal Xander away because she loves Tara? Why not say she's over Xander? Why not let Willow be bi? This is hardly the only episode that does this with her, but as long as I'm complaining about it...

This episode didn't have to suck. It's a pity it really, really did.