janie_tangerine: (HELLOOO)
... wow? Uhm. Haha. I don't think I've ever left lj so long without updating? /o\ ugh I'm so behindddd I can't even. Thing is that rl decided to happen worse than usual (ie worse than the first two months of this year) and I pretty much fell behind on everything go me? Okay uhm so, I'm just going to give a bullet points thing of what has gone down?

a) I finished the master's degree exams - which was actually the #1 reason why I ended up falling behind - you'd think I'd have thought of putting an official hiatus on... anyway, I have just the thesis left and then I'm done? Which - seriously, I can't wait. The last finals were the feast of Ican'tgiveashitaboutanyofthis, ew.

b) So as it is I'm working on the thesis, which at least is one thing I actually give a damn about. I'm also done reading Wild Cards and re-evaluating e-readers, if only to read stuff that you should read on the computer as an only alternative.

c) I also figured I'd give an update because from tomorrow I'll have crappy internet access for the entire month and the idea of leaving the journal deserted until September was totally depressing, but anyway - if anyone who's still around wants postcards from either Vienna or Paris or both tell me and if I have your address is good, if I don't then PM me and I'll be more than glad to provide. :)

d) For the first time in years FINALLY they managed to arrive at the last trial degree to condemn Berlusconi, which totally doesn't mean that he's out of the picture knowing the guy, but it's farther than any other trial managed to get, so yay for that?

e) Comprehensive point for fandom - discussion is welcome but as it is I can't possibly catch up with everything I missed so feel free to go at me with months of lateness ;)

1) SPN: I loved everything about the ending of the season. I'm also ridiculously optimistic about it. I'm thrilled that no one important is dead and that Cas is human for good because omg such good possibilities <33333, and I pretty much was 100% behind the plot in the last three/four episodes or so. I'm currently not too much into the fandom killing itself over possible female interests that are stated to be not permanent but that's not related to the show - I'm ridic excited for S9!

2) Vampire Porn: this season was totally meh but picket itself back up in the last two episodes. Also, please keep Alaric ghosting around because he and Damon are still the best thing about this entire show.

3) GOT: the RW legit put me moping for two weeks. Ops. No, seriously, I spent two weeks going around the house on the point of weeping at every stupid thing. Other than that: better than S2 overall, I was WTF about 90% of Stannis's stuff this season, I'm plenty glad they reunited Jon and Sam, Jaime and Brienne were flawless, the Theon stuff killed me ten times overall and I hate HBO for *that* certain change about which part gets sent to his dad and Asha was better in the two scenes she had than a bunch of other people who had a lot more screentime to themselves. Anyway, as a general adaptation it was tons better than S2, even if Cat not getting screentime in favor of shewhoshallnotbenamed was horrible and.. well, the Robb storyline could have been awesome and it wasn't, but eeeeeh.

4) I've actually watched and caught up with the entirety of Breaking Bad in the last three weeks, which is also the reason why I didn't update here before - TOO BUSY CATCHING UP. Anyway, I'm gonna copy my opinion from the post I wrote [livejournal.com profile] falafel_musings on tumblr the other day because it pretty much sums it up and I can't be bothered to rephrase it XD

spoilers )

Hopefully when I'm back from the various places I'm going to this summer I can post about the last season along with everyone else. I'm so excited for it omg.

5) Pacific Rim was awesomecakes. I'm totally stalking fic for it on ao3 though I'm not planning on writing it anytime soon since I already am behind on fic I should finish and I'll be for years at the rate I'm going /o\, but anyway it was pretty much the only monsters vs humans action movie shot after the fifties that I've seen and actually really fucking liked - not to mention that it was a hell of a lot smarter than 99% of movies in that genre.

6) I have no clue of how I'm doing Gishwhes this year since I'm in Paris for a fifth of that week, but I'll manage to come up with something in that timeframe... (anyway, Misha = ♥ I CAN'T WITH HIM LATELY)

7) Oh, Under the Dome is also pretty cool, but if you read the book imo you can't enjoy it fully since they made two huge changes I'm not exactly down with. (Aka: my favorite character changed job and is stuck outside the dome so he has no role and Julia is too young for that part. I liked that she was older than the usual leading lady, damn it.)

d) Concerts-I've-seen-this-summer speaking: Bruce Springsteen was outofthisworldfuckingawesome as usual, Bon Jovi round two ended up in Dry County + These Days AGAIN which would have been enough but seriously asdfghjkl they were awesomecakessssss, the National were WOW (though seeing them the day after BJ after a three hour train ride put a hamper on my ability to stand up XD), the Patti Smith one I caught in April was outofthisworldexcellent but then again I think I've seen her more times than anyone else I've seen (except Bruce maybe) and I wasn't exactly surprised on that side. Also I ended up going with my parents to an Inti Illimani concerts that was for almost free in a park and while they definitely were more schooled on the songs than I was it was pretty damn good too.

e) Books I've read: Wild Cards as a whole is great but I'm not gonna go do a twenty one books series review in detail in a post that is already ridic crowded - suffices that I loved it. xD Considering that reading twenty books in a row took me five months and that I was doing the last finals I haven't read much other than that and my school books, but for something different: the last King (Joyland) is also pretty great and DOESN'T have a fucked up ending (!!!), though the last twenty pages made me scream in rage for different reasons - and I kind of cried at the end even if it was a book about killings in an amusement park. I'm completely beyond any kind of dignity. Saramago's Blindness (which I should have read years ago, in my plans..) is a total masterpiece as far as I'm concerned - probably I won't read a better one this year but then again we're talking about stuff that is waaaaay above average level. Coming down to less exquisitely literary deals, Fifty Shames of Earl Gray is hilarious. And you don't even need to read the original to have a crack, as long as you know the general plot and the basic character traits you're good. Honest, I spent a train ride trying not to read hysterically out loud.

f) On to the rest: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH YOU FLIST? ;_; I can't possibly catch up to... five months of missed entries especially when I'm leaving again tomorrow and I still have to finish packing so catch me up with what's been going on with you? At least when I'm back I won't be TOO MUCH out of the loop. <3

Aaaand okay I'm going to finish packing - I'll answer eventual comments in the evening :) (if I don't, I will at some point next week when I actually have time to do it from my outdated phone, ops.) ♥

[service communication: if I'm not around here, I'm definitely around on twitter - handle is always janiedean]

SPN 8x19 + some other things

  • Apr. 6th, 2013 at 9:38 PM
janie_tangerine: (supernatural dean)
1. First thing, quick fic rec for anyone who might be interested (idk how many on here are into both, but it's so brilliant I have to share): this is an ASOIAF/Father Ted crossover where Stannis, Renly and Robert are priests living on Craggy Island and it's the most beautiful crossover that ever crossovered in every history of crossovers. Seriously. You don't have to be familiar with Father Ted to crack up, though if you are it's funnier. Okay, there it is. You won't regret it.

2. That said, I SAID I WAS GOING TO DO EPISODE REACTIONS AGAIN and I'm doing it. Okay, SPN time since no vampire porn this week.

spoilers )

3. Two GRRM-related things: seriously. IS THERE SOMEONE WHO READS WILD CARDS other than me in the universe? Seriously, I spent Easter reading throughout books sixteen and seventeen and it's just - so many delish characters and I have at least four otps TWO OF WHICH ARE CANON AND CURRENTLY LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER and while it does have the asoiaf realism/angst (as much as superhero books can have) CHARACTERS ACTUALLY GET TO BE HAPPY MOST TIMES even if they get through hell first, and there's canon queer/interractial/interspecies relationships and okay while some parts are seriously WTF or tacky or irrationally gross as a whole IT'S REALLY REALLY GOOD D: and I can't find fic or a fandom or ANYTHING except a forum that is updated every two months, whyyyyy.

4. Second GRRM-related thing: if I have any Theon fans on here who are on tumblr but we don't follow each other, me and a friend on there will hopefully be hosting a week of ridiculous Theon fangirling in mid-May because seriously the hate on the guy is pretty horrible atm and it'll just get worse as the season progresses so if anyone's interested, we'd love to have you. ;)

5. In other news: I spent Easter between despairing over my grandmother (whom I love but the more time passes the more I'm convinced that she'll never understand that life doesn't equate obligatory valley of tears) and feeling like some old person because my ten year-old cousin spent like half an hour speaking about how in his class people get caught for hiding their i-pods in their shoes, can't use their cellphones or *i-pads* in class etcetera etcetera. At which my basic reactions were: 'WHY would you buy your ten year-old an iphone or an ipad or ANYTHING LIKE THAT' and 'fuck when I was ten we didn't even bring our frigging *walkman* to school and we didn't spend time during classes playing Angry Birds'. Which probably explains a lot of things, but still, I'm too young to feel like an old woman and wish that kids these days would just go and read Treasure Island under their desk instead of playing Angry Birds, if they really have to not pay attention.

... damn, I sound like my grandmothers used to sound when I was seven. Brb, getting drunk.

6. I also had a sort of half-high school reunion. Half in the sense that just half of the people were present, and most of them were people I never talked to. But for some miracle it actually went decently, we got nicely buzzed (even if the beer I had was good enough to keep me awake until 4 AM even if the entire thing was over at 2...) and idek, apparently it took five years to get past the stage where people forget how much they used to dislike each other in HS but it was nicer than I thought it'd be.

That said, I'm also apparently too old to get buzzed and then go to bed at five AM because the morning after I woke up at like 11.30 AM and I wanted to spend the entire day in bed.

7. The politics around here are getting so depressing that I can't even fathom it. Not any news, but still, when you think you can't get worse IT GETS WORSE.

8. At least, I found a recipe for strawberry muffins which works like a charm. Now if only I had a chance to use said muffins to charm the Richard Madden lookalike haunting my university who appears in there once every two years or so, my life would be awesome. Again: why don't I know how to flirt? Because I'd have done that three months ago, if I had.

9. In more interesting book-related news, I'm three chapters into Fifty Shames of Earl Gray and it was deliciously hilarious. I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes on, because if the rest is as good as the first three chapters, it's going to be the funniest thing I've read in ages.

10. Aaand since I have nothing else of import, I'll just leave you with this, which is arguably the best piece of live music that I've heard in the last six months that wasn't a concert I was attending. You're welcome. ;)

random bunch of things + tv, tv, tv

  • Feb. 7th, 2012 at 12:07 AM
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn damon 2.0)
1. Exam two on five is done! Now if I can just keep up the average that I managed to get this round I'll be a happy person. Other than that, it has snowed for the first time in years! Like, seriously snowed with the snow lasting for three days. And obviously since our mayor is an idiot, the city is half-paralyzed and today they closed everything even if it has snowed on Friday. And obviously public transport isn't working either. *facepalm*

2. And since this weekend I stayed holed up to finish an exchange fic that ended up being 28k and I didn't manage to do reaction posts, have some TV blathering under the cuts. SPN, vampire porn, Luck and some Ringer headdesking.

a) Ringer 1x10/11(getting the crappy stuff out of the way first): okay, this isn't gonna need spoiler cuts because I can't even take it seriously enough, but I can't wait for Misha to do that episode so I can quit watching it. The last two episodes were... the epitome of abysmal. I mean, my most basic reaction is is everyone in this show completely dumb?, and the fact that the only person who showed some smarts lately is the bff's husband says all. Also cut for potentially triggering subjects ie non-consensual sex )

b) Luck: no spoiler cuts since this is just general impression, but is anyone else watching this? Horse races/betting isn't really my thing but since a) it's David Milch's idea, b) Dustin Hoffmann is in it c) Michael Mann directed the pilot I figured I'd give it a try. I thought it was pretty good even if it's not at the awesome level that Deadwood was (at least at the pilot level) and in the only episode I watched it was all about characters, but the second looked more fast-paced and the acting is actually excellent, so I guess I'll stick around and give it a chance. Heck, I still haven't quit Ringer and that one is just bad, this one actually has good premises...

c) SPN 7x13 the splice girls - spoilers )

d) Vampire porn 3x13 bringing out the dead )

3) Also, in the midst of all the Plato I had to read I managed to finish this non-ASOIAF novel by GRRM which I think deserves a bit of a rec if only because it's.. well, an interesting read at least. Or well, I bought it mostly because when you tell me that it's a novel about a former rock journalist turned writer who lives wondering where his generation went wrong in the seventies and ends up investigating a murder that is related to some cursed rock band named NAZGUL and which could be the trigger for the apocalypse... well, color me intrigued.

by the way, it's named The Armageddon Rag )

4. Also, I managed to see J. Edgar obviously months after the rest of the world saw it and apart from some questionable choices in make-up department... Clint Eastwood, just never stop making movies okay. Clearly it got Oscar-snubbed too (seriously, poor Leo deserved a nomination at least), but whatever, I loved it. ♥

5. Random music rec for Bob Dylan fans (and well, look at the list and see if there's someone you like): Amnesty International has produced this OMG SO MANY SONGS compilation thing named Chimes of Freedom where.. well, a bunch of people cover Bob Dylan songs and that you can buy on their site for a total convenient price (20 dollars for all 78 songs, 25 dollars for the cd or you can buy individual mp3s). Apart from being for a good cause.. well, while there's something in there that is questionable at best (I still don't know how I feel aboutMiley Cyrus or about Kesha covering Don't Think Twice, It's All Right...) there are some damn awesome covers (IE: Patti Smith doing Drifter's Escape, Gaslight Anthem doing Changing of the Guards, Mark Knopfler doing Restless Farewell, Flogging Molly doing The Times, They're a Changin' & Pete Seeger doing Forever Young, and there are also the likes of Jackson Browne, Nils Lofgren AND Paul Rodgers [which sent me into heaven], Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle; also I think there are a couple new groups I want to check out just based on how they did Hattie Carroll) and it really is a bargain, so I figured I'd leave the link here. Also all the money goes for a good cause, so..

6. Okay, I'll now go deleting all the spam comments that LJ has seen fit to send my way lately (if they want me to be frustrated with them, they're doing it right...) and amusing myself with the porn battle prompts for this round that I have eyed today. There's been some awesome stuff posted already. :D *goes eyeing prompts*

back to normal... hopefully?

  • Aug. 1st, 2011 at 7:57 PM
janie_tangerine: (kill bill &gt;&gt; bride)
1. So yesterday LJ didn't let me answer to any comment if my answer was longer than five lines in the comment box. *facepalm* Dear LJ, are you letting me catch up at some point? Thanks, me. My icon represents what I'd like to do if I could meet those hackers, though tbh I'm also using it because it's gorgeous.

2. Porn battle started. I've been spending the last three hours writing random ASOIAF fills just to see if I have a handle on the characters. I feel like I'm doing something wrong because they lack rolling heads and utter angst, though a couple I've been eyeing are good for angstfesting. Right now I have a couple for both my main ships, let's see if this evening I like them enough to post them.. also why the heck I'm eyeing Theon/Robb prompts, I DON'T EVEN SHIP THAT

3. Let's give that meme a boost.



four books. which is good. )

4. I didn't need a reminder of how awesome Misha Collins is, but this is so great that I can't even. That man has no right to be real. Stop ruining men for me, Misha. Except.. no, keep on doing it. I'll get over it and I can bask in your awesomeness.

5. Sometime this week I will upload the Bon Jovi concert pics. And Slash's concert pics (or: at least Janie scored two good ones this month).

6. Sirens ends today. Hear me weeping. Also, I decided I'm watching GoT while at my grandmother's in the second part of the month - I'll be internet-less and bored out of my mind, so at least I'll be entertained.

7. That stated, I'll go ponder on my fills and answering the backload of comments that I had to ignore for the entire week courtesy of Russian hackers. *glares and waves*

back to normal... hopefully?

  • Aug. 1st, 2011 at 7:57 PM
janie_tangerine: (kill bill &gt;&gt; bride)
1. So yesterday LJ didn't let me answer to any comment if my answer was longer than five lines in the comment box. *facepalm* Dear LJ, are you letting me catch up at some point? Thanks, me. My icon represents what I'd like to do if I could meet those hackers, though tbh I'm also using it because it's gorgeous.

2. Porn battle started. I've been spending the last three hours writing random ASOIAF fills just to see if I have a handle on the characters. I feel like I'm doing something wrong because they lack rolling heads and utter angst, though a couple I've been eyeing are good for angstfesting. Right now I have a couple for both my main ships, let's see if this evening I like them enough to post them.. also why the heck I'm eyeing Theon/Robb prompts, I DON'T EVEN SHIP THAT

3. Let's give that meme a boost.



four books. which is good. )

4. I didn't need a reminder of how awesome Misha Collins is, but this is so great that I can't even. That man has no right to be real. Stop ruining men for me, Misha. Except.. no, keep on doing it. I'll get over it and I can bask in your awesomeness.

5. Sometime this week I will upload the Bon Jovi concert pics. And Slash's concert pics (or: at least Janie scored two good ones this month).

6. Sirens ends today. Hear me weeping. Also, I decided I'm watching GoT while at my grandmother's in the second part of the month - I'll be internet-less and bored out of my mind, so at least I'll be entertained.

7. That stated, I'll go ponder on my fills and answering the backload of comments that I had to ignore for the entire week courtesy of Russian hackers. *glares and waves*

a dance with dragons - reaction

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 10:18 PM
janie_tangerine: (asoif &gt;&gt; ending!)
And so ends part one of my Westeros overdose. At some point I'll watch the show and then I'll go in overdose for realz. Anyway, this is probably gonna be lengthy. And mostly of the OMGOMGOMG variety.

jon snow, people say you know nothing but I love you anyway. Yes, I couldn't think of a better cut phrase. )

... phew. Well then. I'm done. XD

a dance with dragons - reaction

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 10:18 PM
janie_tangerine: (asoif &gt;&gt; ending!)
And so ends part one of my Westeros overdose. At some point I'll watch the show and then I'll go in overdose for realz. Anyway, this is probably gonna be lengthy. And mostly of the OMGOMGOMG variety.

jon snow, people say you know nothing but I love you anyway. Yes, I couldn't think of a better cut phrase. )

... phew. Well then. I'm done. XD

that meme + RL crap

  • Jul. 22nd, 2011 at 6:03 PM
janie_tangerine: (self-destroying button)
1. So. Last month my teeth start hurting and I get headaches. I figure it's wisdom teeth and don't go to the dentist's because I had exams. Today I finally managed to go to the dentist's. It was a cavity. Pretty freaking deep. I think he had to yank half of the tooth off though I couldn't swear on that. Note to self: next time, fuck exams and just go. I don't even want to know what he did specifically. Anyway, obviously it means that yesterday I was too out of it to answer comments or anything, so I guess I'll catch up at some point soon. But ouch seriously. At least I don't have a dentist phobia or it'd have been a problem.

2.


six places! )

3. Books-wise, I started A Dance with Dragons but since I had teeth related headaches I didn't last until page 100 at the first round. I think I'll take it slow or as slow as I can, I don't want to just be DONE and not have any more for the next six years. who am I kidding I also read the last Stephen King one since finally it was out on paperback (confirms my theory that he should do more not-supernatural stuff) and Josh Ritter's first novel (which was lovely but could have been longer). Now I'm also bringing around Year of the Flood because I can't go read ADWD while in line at the post office and it was high time I read that one.

4. TV-wise, I need to catch up with the last two Leverage eps. On the other side, I've been watching Sirens and it's awesome. It makes me ridiculously happy. And Richard Madden is delicious. I'm terribly sad that Brit shows only have six episodes for season though. I don't want it going away in just another two episodes. :(

5. I think it's high time I go through Bon Jovi pics, now that I fixed the problems at point one. Wait for the longest concert review ever or close to that. And now I shall be catching up with comments and edit stuff. And possibly write some of the D/C bigbang fic, if I get around to it.

that meme + RL crap

  • Jul. 22nd, 2011 at 6:03 PM
janie_tangerine: (self-destroying button)
1. So. Last month my teeth start hurting and I get headaches. I figure it's wisdom teeth and don't go to the dentist's because I had exams. Today I finally managed to go to the dentist's. It was a cavity. Pretty freaking deep. I think he had to yank half of the tooth off though I couldn't swear on that. Note to self: next time, fuck exams and just go. I don't even want to know what he did specifically. Anyway, obviously it means that yesterday I was too out of it to answer comments or anything, so I guess I'll catch up at some point soon. But ouch seriously. At least I don't have a dentist phobia or it'd have been a problem.

2.


six places! )

3. Books-wise, I started A Dance with Dragons but since I had teeth related headaches I didn't last until page 100 at the first round. I think I'll take it slow or as slow as I can, I don't want to just be DONE and not have any more for the next six years. who am I kidding I also read the last Stephen King one since finally it was out on paperback (confirms my theory that he should do more not-supernatural stuff) and Josh Ritter's first novel (which was lovely but could have been longer). Now I'm also bringing around Year of the Flood because I can't go read ADWD while in line at the post office and it was high time I read that one.

4. TV-wise, I need to catch up with the last two Leverage eps. On the other side, I've been watching Sirens and it's awesome. It makes me ridiculously happy. And Richard Madden is delicious. I'm terribly sad that Brit shows only have six episodes for season though. I don't want it going away in just another two episodes. :(

5. I think it's high time I go through Bon Jovi pics, now that I fixed the problems at point one. Wait for the longest concert review ever or close to that. And now I shall be catching up with comments and edit stuff. And possibly write some of the D/C bigbang fic, if I get around to it.
janie_tangerine: (books)
So, first final was what here we'd call a failure all over the line, but whatever, I knew that. So, what do I do instead of killing myself over revising for the next one?

That's right, I went past page fifty of GoT. I finished half an hour ago. Two days ago I wasn't even on page 100. I guess it sadly means I'm hooked, dammit. PEOPLE WHO READ IT I NEED YOUR SAGE ADVICE. After the end of the reaction post, though I don't think it'll be that coherent.

I can't believe I got sucked into it AGAIN. )
janie_tangerine: (books)
So, first final was what here we'd call a failure all over the line, but whatever, I knew that. So, what do I do instead of killing myself over revising for the next one?

That's right, I went past page fifty of GoT. I finished half an hour ago. Two days ago I wasn't even on page 100. I guess it sadly means I'm hooked, dammit. PEOPLE WHO READ IT I NEED YOUR SAGE ADVICE. After the end of the reaction post, though I don't think it'll be that coherent.

I can't believe I got sucked into it AGAIN. )
janie_tangerine: (Default)
1. Hiii world! Uh, first post of 2011 apparently? I hope the new year started great for all of you. ♥ I've tried to catch up with the fl and commented here and there (I probably will randomly comment on some stuff I have open) but it really was a lot of stuff, so I hope I didn't miss anything too huge. I had a great time at NY's, which was awesome even if I kept on feeling like crap until the 30th. Whatever, I think I'm pretty much okay now.

2. I also have some TV thoughts but since I'm catching up with things now that I have practically nothing to do until school starts in two months I'll save that for later. Maybe after I do those fandom memes that are around.

3. Speaking of memes, have a couple from [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound.

3a. 2010 meme )

3b. Fic in 2010. God this one is scary. )

4. I read The Vitner's Luck over the holidays. My comments can be summed in, without quoting because atm I don't have the book and if I had to quote I'd re-write it, spoilers, maybe )

5. The new Clint Eastwood movie was out today. I think I know what I'm doing tomorrow. ♥

6. Last, meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mollivanders because I'm sure you all want more memes than there are already in this entry. ;)

1. Do not look at the comments.
2. Take a look at my userpics.
3. Post a comment with the icon of mine you associate with me. Leave commentary if desired.
4. Repost with your default icon and profit. [it also saves me from choosing an icon from this post. Yay! Even if my default isn't relevant at all, but whatever, it's Misha. XD]
janie_tangerine: (Default)
1. Hiii world! Uh, first post of 2011 apparently? I hope the new year started great for all of you. ♥ I've tried to catch up with the fl and commented here and there (I probably will randomly comment on some stuff I have open) but it really was a lot of stuff, so I hope I didn't miss anything too huge. I had a great time at NY's, which was awesome even if I kept on feeling like crap until the 30th. Whatever, I think I'm pretty much okay now.

2. I also have some TV thoughts but since I'm catching up with things now that I have practically nothing to do until school starts in two months I'll save that for later. Maybe after I do those fandom memes that are around.

3. Speaking of memes, have a couple from [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound.

3a. 2010 meme )

3b. Fic in 2010. God this one is scary. )

4. I read The Vitner's Luck over the holidays. My comments can be summed in, without quoting because atm I don't have the book and if I had to quote I'd re-write it, spoilers, maybe )

5. The new Clint Eastwood movie was out today. I think I know what I'm doing tomorrow. ♥

6. Last, meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mollivanders because I'm sure you all want more memes than there are already in this entry. ;)

1. Do not look at the comments.
2. Take a look at my userpics.
3. Post a comment with the icon of mine you associate with me. Leave commentary if desired.
4. Repost with your default icon and profit. [it also saves me from choosing an icon from this post. Yay! Even if my default isn't relevant at all, but whatever, it's Misha. XD]
janie_tangerine: (misha HIIIIII)
1. HAAAI everyone!!! :DDD Let me tell you, catching up was hard. And I didn't even look at the comms. Anyway, I should be caught up for good, but since I went through a bunch of stuff I might have missed stuff. (though [livejournal.com profile] haldoor, your fic is waiting for me as a reward for when I'm done posting, expect me gushing about it in the next 24 hours. XD)

2. The opera frenzy went great! Also more people should set operas in insane asylums because the one which was... well, it was one of the most awesome settings I ever saw. Not to mention that I ended up with fic ideas because of that, but that'll be written... a very long time from now, since I need to finish a bunch of stuff before.

3. Between four days without the net and being stuck in Sicily I read a bunch of books. Therefore, some recs! I'll try not to spoil, but some will happen.

Your usual Stephen King, ghost writers, early McCarthy, The Lovely Bones (after the rest of the world read it), and I should read more African literature. )

4. Noow, a couple of memes! Just because I need to make more than four points in this entry. Soo, first, from [livejournal.com profile] snowweisz:

If you’ve been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question.

under here )

5. Stolen from all my fl, and since it's a very Nick Hornby meme I want to do it:

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or personal or pointlessly random. Any top fives.

6. And, to close this, Misha Collins is a wonderful human being. End of story. I might have cried sometime after the middle.



7. That said (because it needed to be posted), I'll be off tidying stuff and betaing things. If I manage everything I should before this day is over I'll be very, very happy. *waves*
janie_tangerine: (misha HIIIIII)
1. HAAAI everyone!!! :DDD Let me tell you, catching up was hard. And I didn't even look at the comms. Anyway, I should be caught up for good, but since I went through a bunch of stuff I might have missed stuff. (though [livejournal.com profile] haldoor, your fic is waiting for me as a reward for when I'm done posting, expect me gushing about it in the next 24 hours. XD)

2. The opera frenzy went great! Also more people should set operas in insane asylums because the one which was... well, it was one of the most awesome settings I ever saw. Not to mention that I ended up with fic ideas because of that, but that'll be written... a very long time from now, since I need to finish a bunch of stuff before.

3. Between four days without the net and being stuck in Sicily I read a bunch of books. Therefore, some recs! I'll try not to spoil, but some will happen.

Your usual Stephen King, ghost writers, early McCarthy, The Lovely Bones (after the rest of the world read it), and I should read more African literature. )

4. Noow, a couple of memes! Just because I need to make more than four points in this entry. Soo, first, from [livejournal.com profile] snowweisz:

If you’ve been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question.

under here )

5. Stolen from all my fl, and since it's a very Nick Hornby meme I want to do it:

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or personal or pointlessly random. Any top fives.

6. And, to close this, Misha Collins is a wonderful human being. End of story. I might have cried sometime after the middle.



7. That said (because it needed to be posted), I'll be off tidying stuff and betaing things. If I manage everything I should before this day is over I'll be very, very happy. *waves*

exam + memes + recs!

  • Jan. 31st, 2010 at 11:08 PM
janie_tangerine: (philosophy)
First thing before the bullet points, happy extremely late birthday to [livejournal.com profile] marylou_gr! Sorry but on your day I was knee-deep in studying and since I actually did the exam I didn't have time to do an entry. :/ I hope you had an awesome day!! <3 And if you want to prompt me with anything I'll see what I can do.

1. I PASSED THE DAMNED MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY THING. \o/ I didn't exactly ace it but I wasn't wanting to ace it. I just wanted to pass it and I got a decent grade out of that too so totally not complaining here. I can't believe I'm done with it, ohgod. I don't even care that I need to do another three before I'm done with this term. I can bask in the feeling of being done for another couple days at least, lol.

2. Wherein I rec Nick Hornby's last book, Jordan Zevon's record, more or less, and A Single Man, more or less. )

4. Memes to pass the time! This from [livejournal.com profile] gottalovev.

Comment and I'll pick three of your fandoms and post the answers to your journal and so on and so forth. I got Lost, SPN and Watchmen.

answers! )

5. The icon meme redux because [livejournal.com profile] hopelessfangirl tagged me again but I'm not re-doing it as a whole. ;)



blathering, again. )

6. Blah, I wrote a lot less for the lostsquee fic battle than I'd have liked, but the last week I basically buried myself in St. Thomas. I'd have rather written fic, but I did chunk out at least seven ficlets so I guess I'll be satisfied with that. And I'll finish the two I had started and didn't manage to finish asap.

7. Lost is back in three days for me, YAY!!! Damn you all Americans/Canadians who get it in two, lol. But it's kind of fun that now I'll get to see it on Wednesday which was the usual day for everyone else. Anyway. I'm hopeful and confident that this season will be better than S5, mostly because a) doing better than S5 can't be too hard and b) SPOILERS ). Even if damn, I don't know if I'm ready for it to be the last season but whatever, for now I won't let it creep up on me.

8. Okay, this has probably got too long already so I'll cut it here and, uh, either go writing or collapse to bed with some book. Damn, I should have gone slower with Nick Hornby and make it last at least two days, I just realized I don't have anything light or relaxing at hand. Ah well, I'll see. *waves*

exam + memes + recs!

  • Jan. 31st, 2010 at 11:08 PM
janie_tangerine: (philosophy)
First thing before the bullet points, happy extremely late birthday to [livejournal.com profile] marylou_gr! Sorry but on your day I was knee-deep in studying and since I actually did the exam I didn't have time to do an entry. :/ I hope you had an awesome day!! <3 And if you want to prompt me with anything I'll see what I can do.

1. I PASSED THE DAMNED MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY THING. \o/ I didn't exactly ace it but I wasn't wanting to ace it. I just wanted to pass it and I got a decent grade out of that too so totally not complaining here. I can't believe I'm done with it, ohgod. I don't even care that I need to do another three before I'm done with this term. I can bask in the feeling of being done for another couple days at least, lol.

2. Wherein I rec Nick Hornby's last book, Jordan Zevon's record, more or less, and A Single Man, more or less. )

4. Memes to pass the time! This from [livejournal.com profile] gottalovev.

Comment and I'll pick three of your fandoms and post the answers to your journal and so on and so forth. I got Lost, SPN and Watchmen.

answers! )

5. The icon meme redux because [livejournal.com profile] hopelessfangirl tagged me again but I'm not re-doing it as a whole. ;)



blathering, again. )

6. Blah, I wrote a lot less for the lostsquee fic battle than I'd have liked, but the last week I basically buried myself in St. Thomas. I'd have rather written fic, but I did chunk out at least seven ficlets so I guess I'll be satisfied with that. And I'll finish the two I had started and didn't manage to finish asap.

7. Lost is back in three days for me, YAY!!! Damn you all Americans/Canadians who get it in two, lol. But it's kind of fun that now I'll get to see it on Wednesday which was the usual day for everyone else. Anyway. I'm hopeful and confident that this season will be better than S5, mostly because a) doing better than S5 can't be too hard and b) SPOILERS ). Even if damn, I don't know if I'm ready for it to be the last season but whatever, for now I won't let it creep up on me.

8. Okay, this has probably got too long already so I'll cut it here and, uh, either go writing or collapse to bed with some book. Damn, I should have gone slower with Nick Hornby and make it last at least two days, I just realized I don't have anything light or relaxing at hand. Ah well, I'll see. *waves*
janie_tangerine: (lost the freighter threesome)
1. I finished the [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang #1. Yes. Two weeks later than the deadline, but I finished it. Argh. Now I need to finish #2 in like three days maximum but in this one I needed to figure plot out, in that one I don't. Which means it'll take a lot less. And my record was 10000 words in one day which means I'll try to re-do it. And then I can go doing my Christmas exchange fics (and thankfully two are already planned in my head) and then I can go and start doing things in time. Yes. That wouldn't be a bad idea.

2. Apparently, my master fic list doesn't fit into one post anymore. If I was able to do summaries without quoting from the actual fics then I wouldn't have the problem, but is seems like I'm not able. So sometime in the next week I'll probably split it in two and keep part I for Lost and part II for everything else, so if a random half of master fic list pops up on your fl next week just ignore it. ;)

3. I went to see The Men Who Stare At Goats and it's AWESOME. George Clooney + Ewan McGregor + pacifism + crack on a stick which actually is serious + goats + Boston = awesomeness. Now I need to go catch Public Enemies, Up and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Sometime in the next two weeks I guess. Maybe when I finish the bigbang #2.

4. There will be a card post coming soon-ish. Either tonight or tomorrow.

5. I'm not going to throw another ton of Misha Collins fangirling on everyone again, but after the latest con I can only say two things. One, that he's so awesome that I can't even fathom. Two, that I want April to be tomorrow. Oh, and I need to add, this morning I spent twenty minutes or so staring at this. I'm sadly not lying. Misha, why, why so awesome? (and fine looking, I need to add?)

6. Aand, BOOK RECS! I have some stuff I've been reading in the last month and a half or so, but I wanted to finish a couple so I ended up doing the post just now.

Stephen King, Steve Earle, Neil Gaiman (again), Cheeta's autobiography, Michael Chabon (again) and maybe something else. Mostly short stories books. )

7. Also, I'm the only person who forgets when she DOESN'T have classes. Last Thursday I was sure I had one and I waited two hours after I finished the first before realizing that the professor said he was not going to be there this week. I mean. Not that I lost time or anything but... *sigh* though, next week I'll just have the pedagogy class one day and NOT ON FRIDAY! YAY! I'll manage to see the SPN ep in peace for once.

8. Okay, off answering comments and stuff I owe. Maybe after I'll re-post some ficlets, but I need to see if I'll still be awake. *waves*
janie_tangerine: (lost the freighter threesome)
1. I finished the [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang #1. Yes. Two weeks later than the deadline, but I finished it. Argh. Now I need to finish #2 in like three days maximum but in this one I needed to figure plot out, in that one I don't. Which means it'll take a lot less. And my record was 10000 words in one day which means I'll try to re-do it. And then I can go doing my Christmas exchange fics (and thankfully two are already planned in my head) and then I can go and start doing things in time. Yes. That wouldn't be a bad idea.

2. Apparently, my master fic list doesn't fit into one post anymore. If I was able to do summaries without quoting from the actual fics then I wouldn't have the problem, but is seems like I'm not able. So sometime in the next week I'll probably split it in two and keep part I for Lost and part II for everything else, so if a random half of master fic list pops up on your fl next week just ignore it. ;)

3. I went to see The Men Who Stare At Goats and it's AWESOME. George Clooney + Ewan McGregor + pacifism + crack on a stick which actually is serious + goats + Boston = awesomeness. Now I need to go catch Public Enemies, Up and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Sometime in the next two weeks I guess. Maybe when I finish the bigbang #2.

4. There will be a card post coming soon-ish. Either tonight or tomorrow.

5. I'm not going to throw another ton of Misha Collins fangirling on everyone again, but after the latest con I can only say two things. One, that he's so awesome that I can't even fathom. Two, that I want April to be tomorrow. Oh, and I need to add, this morning I spent twenty minutes or so staring at this. I'm sadly not lying. Misha, why, why so awesome? (and fine looking, I need to add?)

6. Aand, BOOK RECS! I have some stuff I've been reading in the last month and a half or so, but I wanted to finish a couple so I ended up doing the post just now.

Stephen King, Steve Earle, Neil Gaiman (again), Cheeta's autobiography, Michael Chabon (again) and maybe something else. Mostly short stories books. )

7. Also, I'm the only person who forgets when she DOESN'T have classes. Last Thursday I was sure I had one and I waited two hours after I finished the first before realizing that the professor said he was not going to be there this week. I mean. Not that I lost time or anything but... *sigh* though, next week I'll just have the pedagogy class one day and NOT ON FRIDAY! YAY! I'll manage to see the SPN ep in peace for once.

8. Okay, off answering comments and stuff I owe. Maybe after I'll re-post some ficlets, but I need to see if I'll still be awake. *waves*

quick post with birthdays and stuff

  • Jun. 20th, 2009 at 3:25 PM
janie_tangerine: (tangerines)
1. First, I hope I'm on time and that I didn't miss stuff, but happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] ladymacbeth77 and [livejournal.com profile] carrielynne2323! Sorry that I have no banners but I hadn't expected to be out of town :// I hope you both have a great day and an even more awesome year in front of you! ♥

2. I forgot last time, but I have two Dreamwidth codes. Anyone wants? First come first served. ;) And if you're on there and I haven't added you for some reason tell me, I'm janie_tangerine as usual.

3. So, yesterday while on the train (which was one hour late of course, but whatever) I read Nick Hornby's Shakespeare Wrote For Money and it's awesome. I mean, it's all book recs, but it's such fun, and of course now I have at least another fifteen books that he recced which I'd love to read. Also because the guy's tastes are frighteningly close to mine *cough* even if I was pretty bummed that he didn't appreciate Orwell's essays as much as I did. Not that it stopped him from buying Tropic of Cancer as I did because George talked wonders about it. ;) [also, I never had it in a rec post, but I did finish it and it's some great stuff. Tropic Of Cancer, I mean.]

4. Apart from that, the ride was decent, stuff is not crazier than usual, I bought myself some new clothes at the street market down here, I still wasn't subjected to the singing and someone has to explain me why is it that my Velvet Revolver obsession is back in full force.

5. My PM is making me become a moralist, at least concerning him. When did that happen? :/

6. Anyway, all for now. Not the most interesting post in the history of ever and I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but anyway. *waves* I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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