amand_r: (batman/how exciting is this?)
Okay, December is my second anniversary of whovianism. In prep for that I shall watch Waters of Mars, end of Time and Season Five.

Before that, I dug out my old viewing notes. I was going to type them up, but there were a lot of them, so I scanned them in.

IMAGE HEAVY. Keep in mind that I have changed my mind about things since I first watched them, but this was what caught my eyes.

Doctor Who, Season 2 )

Doctor Who, Season 3 )

Torchwood, Season 1 )

Torchwood, Season 2 )

Doctor Who Season 4 )

All in all, I think my notes for The Next Doctor are the funniest.
amand_r: (west wing/mrs landingham)
1. HAAAHAHAAHAHAH. "NAME THE GUN PART".



2. Okay. Uhm. Yeah. I got nothing. Oh wait! PHOTODUMP!

Stout and Cheddar Rarebit with Fried Eggs. )

3. ME: I should just stop you right now before you proceed to the bank with a business plan where you have liberally sprinkled the word “awesome.”
FLAPJACKS: Why don’t banks like things that are awesome?
ME: They just don’t.


Seriously, Flapjacks is Tianyu and Chris is me.

4. I just megauploaded a .rar file of GBS songs. If you want it shoot me an email. It's all shit from The Hard and the Easy and earlier.

5. BOM CHIKA WOW WOW.

eta: OMG ADOPTED SQUIRREL LEARNS TO PURR. (h/t [livejournal.com profile] emquilxy)
amand_r: (Default)
I always make a note to myself to make one of these, and I never do. So this year I remembered. It's really just for me, but you can point and mock if you have to.

Wot I have seen/read this year and am currently (poor sentence!). )
amand_r: (COFFEE)
1. KEL AND VALANCY LINKED TO THIS. IT IS AWESOME

2. ALSO, DEAD LIKE ME, I LOVE YOU. KIFFANY IS SPECTACULARE.

Rube: What do you mean no blueberry pancakes?
Kiffany: They are seasonal.
Rube: Well, explain something to me. Are the blueberries fresh? (Kiffany shakes her head NO.) They are dehydrated? (Kiffany nods YES.) Well how can something hatched months ago be seasonal?
Kiffany: I don't make the rules, I just play by them. Something else you want?
Rube: My heart's set on blueberry pancakes.
George: Are you pregnant?
Rube: I certainly hope so.

I THINK KIFFANY IS A REAPER.

3. AAAAAAAND BEHIND THE CUT, SOME COCKTAILS FROM THE 1940'S. )

4. BLEAUGH.

5. Lame pics of my kid. )

So. There it is.
amand_r: (west wing/mrs landingham)
Why do so many people say "I usually hate 2nd person, but..." when they want to complement a 2nd person story? Where is this spate of 2nd person POV fanfic? Because I can think of like, maybe ten I've ever read, and three of them are mine. How much can you have possibly read? Do you think then, maybe it's not the POV that bothers you, but that most people do it badly? So it's no big complement to say "I don't usually like it but..." What you should say is, "I find most 2nd person POV to be crap, but yours is good." There is nothing to like or dislike about a POV. There's something to like or dislike about what a person has DONE with a POV.

In any case, even if, after extensive sampling you don't like 2nd pov, it I dunno gives you hives or something, please think of something to say other than, "I don't usually like 2nd pov, but you did a good job! You made a silk purse out of the sow's ear of 2nd person!"

This really had no point. I just feel for others who write in 2nd and when 75% of their comments start with that I feel like checking to see if comments are being made accidentally triplicate.

Anyway, I don't actually care enough to discuss it. I have episodes of Johnathan Creek to watch. WHO IS THIS HO IN THE 4TH SEASON? AND DAMN YOU BBC FOR INTRODUCING HER IN THE CHRISTMAS ONE OFF SPECIAL THAT ONE CANNOT ACQUIRE LEGALLY FROM NETFLIX. FUCK YOU RIGHT IN THE EAR, YOU BBC AND YOUR "HOLIDAY SPECIALS".

I know she's Saffy from AbFab. I just don't like her. I don't like that she and Johnathan had sex. I don't like that she's married and they're still playing the UST all over the place. God does that get old. SOLVE THE DAMN CRIME WITHOUT YOUR BOOBS FALLING OUT OF THAT TOP--OOH LOOK, IT'S MANNY FROM BLACK BOOKS.

So, I said that I was at like 58K in my MBABB, and it's upped to about 60 now, but I stopped the other day and went, "What if this is shite? Jesus, what if people are tired of your writing style?" So I thought I'd dump some stuff out on the table for you and make myself feel better.

It's like the bodyswap in a lot of ways--teamy, funny, actiony. It's less about relationships. It's more about Torchwood and what they do, and the emotional/relationship stuff is all in the back. I mean, it happens, but at about the level you see in the show. It's episodic. As in, I'm writing 13 stories, most of which hover around 20K. It has an arc. Like five of them, well okay a lot of them, and it's complicated and I'm writing all the eps at once, actually, though I try to front load, so like 1 is done and betaed, and 2 is done and waiting for beta and 3 is almost done, and I have 4 already well underway. 5-10 are pretty much outlined and started. 11-13 are still in the planning stages, with chunks written, and I add and change as I write from the front.

But right now it feels like a lot of 'Holy crap, what if I do all this for nothing?' And while I'm having a great time, I still like to share what I'm doing, and it's...wow is it fun. It has OCs and old favorites, old gadgets and new ones, a few characters who barely made an appearance in the show. I even manage to find places to work in things like UNIT, the Valiant, PC Andy, etc. It's awesome.

So, because I can never wait, without giving away critical spoilers, I present six samples. )
amand_r: (tw/jack licks eleven)
1. I want Jonathan Creek and Maddy to hook up. I know it probably won't happen.

2. [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge wrote Scott/John volcano phone sex. YEAH. John Versus the Volcano. LOL.

3. [livejournal.com profile] adjovi was stuck in Benin because of volcanic ash. Read her awesome adventures on flying AIR MALI and their tickets printed on WORD DOCUMENTS.

4. [livejournal.com profile] curriejean sent me a necklace of awesome. Pics when my hair is being better, BUT she also sent me stickers! VOTE SAXON stickers!

5. Big ass bang is at 14 K and that's just episode one. a snippet, because I can't not. )

6. Lastly, let us all take a moment to appreciate the fine lyrical genius of Salt N Pepa's 1993 masterpiece, "Step":

I'm your honey-dipper so you say, you know
Then you react and attack every flirt and ho
But oh, no - you gots to go now, bro
To and fro, unh-unh, no mo'
So just walk out the door and be out like Margetta[?]
I've been through this before, but now I think I betta
Kick ya to the curb cuz this hurts, word
You dis and wanna kiss? Now that's absurd
Yo, Spinderella ain't the kind type to be pulled down, ya know
Before I go out I go blow-for-blow
So tell those hos that sittin' there waitin' by the phone
That they can have you cuz you's gone.


Because Spinderella is the best DJ name EVAR. (Except for DJ Panda).
amand_r: (spartans dine)


1. God, season 4 of Angel is such a beautiful moral quagmire. On the other hand, the credits to the latest ep came on and the kidlet—

Kid: AR AR ARR!
Me: O_o? Pirates?
Kid: points to Mutant Enemy logo.
Me: Grrr arg.

2. Last night I ate about a pound of Good n Plentys, aka licorice pastilles, and now I can with a fair amount of surety say that I understand why Fred and George call them Puking Pastilles.

3. I wish we could turn more classic comic panels in to mock Jack Chick tracts.

4. There was cooking last Friday! )

5. The Tudors, The Tudors, The Tudors. Okay I never though I would say this, but I felt bad about Thomas Cromwell. I also felt bad for Anne Boleyn, too, so I guess that doesn't say much for me. I can tell that I'll be torrenting season 4 as it airs. DAMN YOU!

6. Dexter, book 3. What a fucking disappointment. )

7. The Sopranos--it's not like I haven't seen it before. But damn, I love that ending. And I'm not allowed to talk about it, because I don't want to spoil it for Little Brother.

8. Speaking of—Little Brother and I are collabing, and it's going to be AWESOME, and read by one person. LOLOR5.
amand_r: (COFFEE)
Episode 3.5 of The Tudors is a spectacular piece of television, because grieving Henry allows none to comfort him after the death of Jane except for (Will Somers) the Court Fool, played by David Bradley (Filch!). True to form, Henry is bonkers and the Fool tells him things he needs to hear:

Henry: Hey.
Fool: Majesty (looks at Henry's mad drawings)
Henry: well, what do you think?
Fool: I don't think. Are you mad? Thinking is dangerous. But I'll wink. (winks)
Henry: Idiot.
Fool: (laughing) What? What about you? Think about it, You find the perfect wife, she's sweet, pliable, she even has good tits. On top of that she gives you the son you've always wanted. And you let her die. Jesus, Christ of mercy, and you think I'm the idiot? And she's not the only one. Poor, abandoned Catherine—
Henry: Careful.
Fool: And that other one, whose name escapes me, as her head escaped her. All lost, all lost.
Henry: go to hell!
Fool: What, go there? I thought I'd already arrived. For surely gracious lord this, is hell.

Seriously, the ep ends with Henry's reform declarations, which are pretty much Catholicism, and the fool sitting on the throne in the empty throne room, wearing the crown and laughing drunkenly. That's good tv.

Small photodump: I got a haircut and my kid is the shit. )
amand_r: (crimmas/jack wearing santa)
1. So last night we're decorating the tree at my parents' house. My parents' cats have a track record for wrecking the tree, so this year we're just putting crap ornaments on it and hoping for the best. So mom is putting lights on and messing with branches and she distractedly says, "Next year we'll put some real ornaments on. Get some Ketamine and puts the cats down for a week."

Yeah. LOL

2. For all of you stateside who grew up with her, Olivia from Sesame Street has died of breast cancer. I loved Olivia and her rad braids.

3. Sometimes, SNL gets it right.

4. I can only conclude that the Jantoistas didn't like my meagre offering. SADFACE.

5. CARD ROLL CALL: [livejournal.com profile] kel_reiley, [livejournal.com profile] sivatheminty, [livejournal.com profile] miss_winterhill and [livejournal.com profile] lawsontl--thank you so very much! J, your squid is fucking awesome. You should do some TW comics. We can collab!

6. Okay, so Dexter season three is not available on netflix to watch instantly (someone write me Dexter Morgan/Hannibal Lecter mentor!fic. DO. IT.). In my desperation for a series to watch while I do shit, I remembered that I haven't finished The L Word, so I started season three. The L World, man, is horrible, but I can't stop watching it. It makes me cringe on the part of all women, and I'm trying to figure out why that is. But I think it starts with the lyrics to the theme song:

The Way That We Live, by Betty )

7. AWWWWWW YEAH HAAHAHAHAA.

8. HEY! LATER TODAY! DRINKS POST! GET YOUR ALCOHOLIC RECIPES HANDY!

9. ALSO, RPS. WOOT!

10. AND A BODY, DEAD, WRAPPED IN PLASTIC.

11. IF SOMEONE MADE A TORCHWOOD VID TO THIS SONG, IT MIGHT TOP I'M A BOSS. MIGHT..
amand_r: (crimmas/jack wearing santa)
1. As I was linked to a rec for Heat Goes To Cold and One Thousand yesterday, the recs mentioned that the stories were ten years old, and it took me aback for a second. They ARE ten years old. At least. They might have been posted in 1998 (the notes say 1999 and 2000, but by 2000 I was living in my flat, and I had posted them before that, so I might be wrong.). I forget. Holy fucking shit. TEN YEARS in online fandom at least. And people are STILL READING them. Thanks people!

2. I feel slightly old.

3. I noticed a few days ago that LJ changed their search function. It now sucks balls. Some journals I would just look up whenever I wanted to see them, and now I can't do that, because they no longer show up in any search function.

Thanks lj, for becoming completely fucktarded. And don't bitch about how I'm a whiny fandom person because I said nothing all through strike through, nipplegate, the plus account/ad bullshit and the recent gender!fail crap. I hate you because your code is stepping backwards, like someon moron deciding they need to throw out their Blue-Ray player for goddamned Betamax.

I have just proven that poem about how when the came for my neighbour, I did nothing, and then they came for mah other neighbour and I did nothing, and then they came and took my Bagelfuls and I uh, I dunno. I forget that poem.

Or that other porn about how if I keep my head when chaos is all around me, then Jackie Aprile might shoot me in the head at a card game. Wait. No.

Sooper secret response for [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade Dr O: (sigh) sometimes I just get so overwhelmed, I don't know whether to start from the left or from the right.

4. I want Burger King. I KNOW YOU THINK I MEAN THE FOOD, BUT NO, I MEAN THE BURGER KING. ROWR.

PSYCH, I WAS KIDDING. I WANT ME A WHOPPER. THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID. NO I MEAN THE BURGER. BUT WITH ONLY CHEESE, ONION, KETCHUP, MUSTARD AND PICKLES. IT'S LIKE ASKING THEM TO MAKE YOU A CHEESE BURGER THAT IS 2X THE SIZE! BOO YAH!

5. Yet another reason why Pittsburgh is an awesome place to live. Excerpt: "We wanted to do this street theater to energize people," said Mr. Buba, who wore a name tag bearing the name of UPMC board member G. Nicholas Beckwith III for the mock meeting. "The zombie link works because zombies have an insatiable appetite for human flesh and UPMC seems to have an insatiable appetite for chewing up our communities."

6. It started to snow here in the evening. I put on Ashokan Farewell and stood outside in the drift for about 20 minutes. Good times.

7. I bought this and lost it years ago (I might have given it to a co-worker in the English Department and never got it back; we're squirrely like that.), and I think I might get it again. LOL that amazon remembers that I bought it on April 13, 2003. Oh sad sad sad. :(

8. I'M GONNA SPEND MY MUTHERFUCKING CRIMMAS WITH A MUTHERFUCKING DALEK, BITCHES.

9. I take back all the bad things I was thinking about Dexter. I just got to the point where he tells Cody he'll go to his school for his report on Saudi Arabia.

10. DEAR CRUENTUM, I AM NOT YOUR SANTA, BUT I WROTE YOU FLUFFY SCOTT/JB RPS. No, it wasn't me. I wish it had been.
amand_r: (drwho/daleks!)
1. Sopranos: That Billy the Bass thing? Brilliant storytelling. If you've seen it, then you know what I'm talking about. Billy the Bass. Fucking brilliant.

2. LJ is all wonked with the comments, so if I don't reply to you, it's probably because I didn't get it. Just watch, in three weeks, I'll get this giant flood of them. APRES LE DELUGE, C'EST MOI.

Also, I disabled gifts a while back, so I couldn't receive snowflakes. It's okay. [INSERT UNIQUE SNOWFLAKE (JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE) JOKE HERE--JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE]

3. For those of you who are/are not following, the kinkmeme master prompt list has been updated. You're welcome, bitches. Now get to it.

4. On the Eastern front, Herself turns three on Saturday. I already ordered the sake [sic]. It has Spiderman on it. SPIDERMAAAAAAAN, WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM, SPIIIIIIIIIIIIDERMAAAAAAAAAAAAN, NOBDOY KNOWS WHO YOU AAAAAAAAAAAAAARE.

5. Boring entry is boring. To the Wiz I go.
amand_r: (YOUR MOM)
OMG I HAVEN'T WRITTEN ANYTHING IN TWO DAYS STOP SEND HELP STOP SEND BOOZE STOP SEND BANANAS AND MILK STOP SEND ANNE RICE STOP NO WAIT STOP PLEASE DON'T STOP DO YOU UNDERSTAND STOP PLEASE STOP STOP THIS IS CONFUSING WITH ALL THE STOPS STOP.

The Montecristo is a great cigar. Spoilers for season one of The Sopranos. From 1999. But I'm being nice. )

A FUCKING ALBACORE AROUND MY NECK!

FBI agent: We want Johnny Sac, but more than that we want Montarno and Teressi.
Junior Soprano: I wanna fuck Angie Dickinsion. We'll see who gets lucky first.

OMG.

Jan. 14th, 2009 12:47 am
amand_r: (this is why we can't have nice things)
I'm only 12 minutes into The Stolen Earth.

I'm scared to go further.

ETA: Oh. Oh.
amand_r: (HP/i did your mom)
But:

me: See, I like the DT and CE. I think at least they can give a line that doesn't sound like they've memorised it from a paper.
idyll: DT and CE? Who are they?
me: David Tennant and Chris Eccleston.
(I secretly liked Christ more when he was the doctor)
Chris. Jesus was never Dr Who.
OR WAS HE?
idyll: HE PROBABLY WAS.

Dr. Who.

Dec. 30th, 2008 03:22 pm
amand_r: (FLCL/mamimi's underpants)
I'm one episode from the end of season 2, and I have been taking notes on every ep so that I have something to compile for all of you when I finish, but I thought I'd share my thoughts on "Army of Ghosts" in the order in which they were had:

1. "Ghostbusters!" LOL. Also ♥ the Doctor's 3D glasses.
2. Wow. Torchwood blows.
3. JESUS FUCKING CYBERMEN.
4. OH HOLY FUCK DALEKS.


Also? I ♥ Mickey. Forevah. Mwah.

Also, since no one had the BALLS to guess my yuletide fic (and at least ONE person I know has reviewed it), I shall do this other shitty meme. Keep in mind that I have....eight things I'm writing for people right now. So really, no promises.

If you could force me to write something, what would it be? No promises, of course. But what do you want?

Awww.

Dec. 27th, 2008 03:29 pm
amand_r: (firefly/well fuck)
Awwww. Dalek.

Also: Hello, Simon Pegg! Hee.
amand_r: (jaws/imma eat y'all)
I'm watching Season One.

Yeah, it's good. :)

The Doctor/Rose OTP
amand_r: (christmas/mc chris evergreen)
I wrote thwo Yuletide stories this year. If you can guess them (any or all of them), you win a drabble. 100 word max.

They are both for books, and one of them is a)related to a yuletide I wrote last year and b) a fandom I have never written before, Leik WOAH EVAR. The second is a fandom I have written twice only and that was for a crossover meme thing.

Also? I finally got to see the show Blood Ties, you know, the Vicki Nelson one? I'm on episode three. It's not bad. WOOT.

Holy crap.

Dec. 7th, 2008 02:22 pm
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James Marsters and Jack Black in Northern exposure? NO WAI.

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