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]

the vampire porn 3x01 'the birthday'

  • Sep. 16th, 2011 at 11:10 AM
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn damon 2.0)
If you thought my reaction would be coherent... well, it isn't.

if I tell you things it doesn't mean that you have to know them! )

Phew. OH, DELICIOUS SHOW YOU'RE BACK :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD lol two years ago I wouldn't have enjoyed this one tenth as much. Keep on being awesome.

the vampire porn 3x01 'the birthday'

  • Sep. 16th, 2011 at 11:10 AM
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn damon 2.0)
If you thought my reaction would be coherent... well, it isn't.

if I tell you things it doesn't mean that you have to know them! )

Phew. OH, DELICIOUS SHOW YOU'RE BACK :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD lol two years ago I wouldn't have enjoyed this one tenth as much. Keep on being awesome.
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn bonnie)
Or: i haven't managed to do half of the things I wanted re Bonnie because they required photoshop and mine kept on crashing until I realized what was conflicting with it, and with that exam coming up I couldn't do much else, but I'll try to post something else between today and tomorrow.

For now, have a spam and some commentary on the Most Badass Scene Bonnie Ever Had, at least imo.

Aaand, HAPPY VAMPIRE DIARIES DAY! :DDDD for you who can watch it live, clearly.

you were dead! )
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn bonnie)
Or: i haven't managed to do half of the things I wanted re Bonnie because they required photoshop and mine kept on crashing until I realized what was conflicting with it, and with that exam coming up I couldn't do much else, but I'll try to post something else between today and tomorrow.

For now, have a spam and some commentary on the Most Badass Scene Bonnie Ever Had, at least imo.

Aaand, HAPPY VAMPIRE DIARIES DAY! :DDDD for you who can watch it live, clearly.

you were dead! )
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn bonnie)

banner by [livejournal.com profile] summerstorm


Or: hi and welcome to day one of my Bonnie week of appreciation for [livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest. Now, I usually don’t tend to focus on one aspect of a character when I do meta, but there’s one thing that I’ve always wanted to rant about regarding Bonnie (or better, why she isn't so well-liked), so I’ll go with it to start with. Hopefully it won’t get indecently long.

Now: Bonnie Bennett happens to be my favorite female character from The Vampire Diaries. She also has the misfortune of getting an amount of hate that is completely disproportional to her actions.

Spoilers for both seasons including the S2 finale.

it gets longer under here. )

In the next meta episode: something less hate-focused and more awesome focused.
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn bonnie)

banner by [livejournal.com profile] summerstorm


Or: hi and welcome to day one of my Bonnie week of appreciation for [livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest. Now, I usually don’t tend to focus on one aspect of a character when I do meta, but there’s one thing that I’ve always wanted to rant about regarding Bonnie (or better, why she isn't so well-liked), so I’ll go with it to start with. Hopefully it won’t get indecently long.

Now: Bonnie Bennett happens to be my favorite female character from The Vampire Diaries. She also has the misfortune of getting an amount of hate that is completely disproportional to her actions.

Spoilers for both seasons including the S2 finale.

it gets longer under here. )

In the next meta episode: something less hate-focused and more awesome focused.
janie_tangerine: (fishisms ftw)
1. So today I was running from office to office at university just to get to the office I needed after it closed. Five minutes before. Among all that, I sprained my ankle. :/// the quote I used in the title: I feel in the same situation exactly. Dear karma, after the last two weeks I hope the good comeuppance is immense.

2. That said, memes galore!

First, the color one everyone is doing:

you are paleturquoise
#AFEEEE

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


This is strangely and creepily accurate. Especially about the not blowing things out of proportion. Even if my real favorite color would be at the opposite end of the specter..

3. Theeen, meme from [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage and [livejournal.com profile] angeldylan628!

Reply with "Fuck yes fierce ladies (and awesome dudes, too)" and I'll give you four fandoms. Write about your favorite character from each fandom.

They gave me respectively: ASOIAF, vampire porn, SPN and Chuck, and GOT (which I consider ASOIAF since thanks to chickenpox meds I still haven't seen the show - this is getting ridiculous and I'm starting sometime in the next couple days, dammit), SPN, vampire porn and Lost. Since I was given the same fandoms in three out of four cases (SPN, Vampire Diaries and ASOIAF), for those three I gave you my two favorite characters instead of just one. ;) Re ASOIAF: the white gaps mid sentences are all spoilers, most of them mild enough, but I figured that instead of beating around the bush I'd just white them out and specify the book so whoever read it can highlight and whoever hasn't can just skip forward.

Lost (which will surprise everyone, I'm sure) )

Chuck (likewise) )

Supernatural )

Vampire <strike>porn</strike> Diaries )

ASOIAF/GOT )

.... why do I write essays about fictional characters? This post is already insanely long. X__X

4. I'll now go either crashing or meditating on a last line that is keeping me from posting a D/C fic that I've had ready for a month but that I can't end in a way that I like. Hopefully I'll post it tomorrow? I should, at some point before S7 starts. Along with a couple other things I managed to finish on the trip back. Hopefully I'll also manage to study some and get back to university to check that other office that was closed today, but the way things are, I'm half-willing to bet that they'll tell me I should have gone somewhere else altogether.
janie_tangerine: (fishisms ftw)
1. So today I was running from office to office at university just to get to the office I needed after it closed. Five minutes before. Among all that, I sprained my ankle. :/// the quote I used in the title: I feel in the same situation exactly. Dear karma, after the last two weeks I hope the good comeuppance is immense.

2. That said, memes galore!

First, the color one everyone is doing:

you are paleturquoise
#AFEEEE

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


This is strangely and creepily accurate. Especially about the not blowing things out of proportion. Even if my real favorite color would be at the opposite end of the specter..

3. Theeen, meme from [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage and [livejournal.com profile] angeldylan628!

Reply with "Fuck yes fierce ladies (and awesome dudes, too)" and I'll give you four fandoms. Write about your favorite character from each fandom.

They gave me respectively: ASOIAF, vampire porn, SPN and Chuck, and GOT (which I consider ASOIAF since thanks to chickenpox meds I still haven't seen the show - this is getting ridiculous and I'm starting sometime in the next couple days, dammit), SPN, vampire porn and Lost. Since I was given the same fandoms in three out of four cases (SPN, Vampire Diaries and ASOIAF), for those three I gave you my two favorite characters instead of just one. ;) Re ASOIAF: the white gaps mid sentences are all spoilers, most of them mild enough, but I figured that instead of beating around the bush I'd just white them out and specify the book so whoever read it can highlight and whoever hasn't can just skip forward.

Lost (which will surprise everyone, I'm sure) )

Chuck (likewise) )

Supernatural )

Vampire <strike>porn</strike> Diaries )

ASOIAF/GOT )

.... why do I write essays about fictional characters? This post is already insanely long. X__X

4. I'll now go either crashing or meditating on a last line that is keeping me from posting a D/C fic that I've had ready for a month but that I can't end in a way that I like. Hopefully I'll post it tomorrow? I should, at some point before S7 starts. Along with a couple other things I managed to finish on the trip back. Hopefully I'll also manage to study some and get back to university to check that other office that was closed today, but the way things are, I'm half-willing to bet that they'll tell me I should have gone somewhere else altogether.
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn damon/alaric phone)
So I looked at the top fives and decided that three out of eight required visual evidence and two youtube evidence, so I'm doing two posts. This round is one of the youtube ones and the visual evidence-less ones, the next will be the other youtube spam one and the ones with picspams.

For now you get: top five shows you plan on watching but haven't yet, top five Deadwood quotes, top ten Italian movies (because I couldn't choose five) and top five vampire diaries porn moments.

all here! )

See you next round with the remaining top fives!
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn damon/alaric phone)
So I looked at the top fives and decided that three out of eight required visual evidence and two youtube evidence, so I'm doing two posts. This round is one of the youtube ones and the visual evidence-less ones, the next will be the other youtube spam one and the ones with picspams.

For now you get: top five shows you plan on watching but haven't yet, top five Deadwood quotes, top ten Italian movies (because I couldn't choose five) and top five vampire diaries porn moments.

all here! )

See you next round with the remaining top fives!

the vampire porn 2x06 'plan B'

  • Oct. 22nd, 2010 at 9:18 PM
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn damon/stefan)
Premise: if you don't count my flailing at The Third Man, I hadn't had such an... uuh, emotional response to a tv ep since the Lost finale. It wasn't that bad, of course, but. XD This review will have plenty of capslock.

where I actually am like SDJHFJHFAJSHFASHDJKADBHKADB KEYMASH )

And since now I also finished with the extra exam, HI, from tomorrow we're back to our scheduled posting and stuff, now I'll go crashing somewhere. No, not really, I'll stay here procrastinating.

the vampire porn 2x06 'plan B'

  • Oct. 22nd, 2010 at 9:18 PM
janie_tangerine: (the vampire porn damon/stefan)
Premise: if you don't count my flailing at The Third Man, I hadn't had such an... uuh, emotional response to a tv ep since the Lost finale. It wasn't that bad, of course, but. XD This review will have plenty of capslock.

where I actually am like SDJHFJHFAJSHFASHDJKADBHKADB KEYMASH )

And since now I also finished with the extra exam, HI, from tomorrow we're back to our scheduled posting and stuff, now I'll go crashing somewhere. No, not really, I'll stay here procrastinating.
janie_tangerine: (ian somerhalder valentine)
Why, did you think I was skipping that this round?

You were so wrong. ;) Also because since last year there have been shoots and THE VAMPIRE PORN, I REPEAT THE VAMPIRE PORN. Also, ages ago I told [livejournal.com profile] emiliglia that I'd hook her up with Prettiness shirtless-ness, so there's that too.

Warning: this is heavy. It will break your dial-up, if you still have one. I take no responsibility for it. ;)

(Also, I sent him a message on Twitter. It feels weird to make him birthday wishes on Twitter. But still. That's what's it for.)

aaaaand it's 31! )

Bye for this year. I did my job. Now I'll try to answer the comments I have NOT been notified yet...
janie_tangerine: (ian somerhalder valentine)
Why, did you think I was skipping that this round?

You were so wrong. ;) Also because since last year there have been shoots and THE VAMPIRE PORN, I REPEAT THE VAMPIRE PORN. Also, ages ago I told [livejournal.com profile] emiliglia that I'd hook her up with Prettiness shirtless-ness, so there's that too.

Warning: this is heavy. It will break your dial-up, if you still have one. I take no responsibility for it. ;)

(Also, I sent him a message on Twitter. It feels weird to make him birthday wishes on Twitter. But still. That's what's it for.)

aaaaand it's 31! )

Bye for this year. I did my job. Now I'll try to answer the comments I have NOT been notified yet...
janie_tangerine: (evil!ian iz sexy)
Jesuschristonflatbread. IAN.

this book has it all wrong. )

It's awesome that while I don't give a damn about anything else but His Prettiness this thing gets me into squee mode like this. Anyway. *waits for [livejournal.com profile] lasamy and braces for SPN, for which I'm so excited that the reason I don't remember half of what was going on here is that I can't wait for it, lol.*
janie_tangerine: (evil!ian iz sexy)
Jesuschristonflatbread. IAN.

this book has it all wrong. )

It's awesome that while I don't give a damn about anything else but His Prettiness this thing gets me into squee mode like this. Anyway. *waits for [livejournal.com profile] lasamy and braces for SPN, for which I'm so excited that the reason I don't remember half of what was going on here is that I can't wait for it, lol.*
janie_tangerine: (the vampire thing)
I seriously am exercising a lot of force of will here, but as I said watching this after SPN would totally make my enjoyment waver. I'll be downloading Flashforward and watching it tomorrow. And doing separate entries because SPN needs its own one this week I think.

I'm doing this as I watch it more or less. )

28. Okay, waiting for [livejournal.com profile] lasamy for SPN now. Expect another post about that + another one this afternoon because I need to make a normal one. Sorry for the spam in advance.
janie_tangerine: (the vampire thing)
I seriously am exercising a lot of force of will here, but as I said watching this after SPN would totally make my enjoyment waver. I'll be downloading Flashforward and watching it tomorrow. And doing separate entries because SPN needs its own one this week I think.

I'm doing this as I watch it more or less. )

28. Okay, waiting for [livejournal.com profile] lasamy for SPN now. Expect another post about that + another one this afternoon because I need to make a normal one. Sorry for the spam in advance.
janie_tangerine: (supernatural castiel is a bamf)
I think I need to keep watching the vampire porn first. SPN is too good and I'd probably wouldn't pay attention if I watched VD after.

I know you! - That's infortunate. )

Nooow, SPN!

He's not on any flat bread. )

And now I shall go studying because half of my morning is gone if not almost all and I'm late and I need to study those idiotic Middle Ages idiots and gah, dnw.

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