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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 04:59pm on 21/04/2009
My non-fandom bff, of all people, told me to update my LJ more last night, so here I am complying. The last class I have on Tuesdays and Thursday is biology and there is just no possible way that after being in two heavy discussion classes I'm going to pay actual attention once I get to the powerpoint lecture with notes posted online. YEAH, RIGHT.

School continues to go really fucking well. I mean, cross your fingers, knock on wood, but it's fourth week and smooth sailing so far.

My teacher just said getting tested for prostate cancer is "trendy" right now. (??)

Blah, the problem is that I just have nothing to talk about these days. I have been through, in quick succession, in the past few weeks:

  • A serious Fast and the Furious phase, which has resulted in my intense devotion to Vin Diesel as a human being. Please don't ask me how many pictures of him I have saved on my computer, I might cry.

  • A Life on Mars episode watching phase. Continuing my long tradition of loving characters who are nothing like me, I want to marry Gene motherfucking Hunt on the astral plane. I want to follow him around and watch him punch people for always.

  • A Life on Mars fic phase. That's an interesting fandom! They have their own car-themed rating system! They beat up Sam Tyler A LOT. I really wish H/C was my kink, because ka-ching.

  • A continuing Merlin fic phase. The great thing about Merlin fandom is that it requires absolutely no mental acrobatics as a longterm slash fan. It plugs right into the tradition, no jumps, no shocks. I honestly don't mean this as an insult: it is the box-mix-brownies of fandoms, always there when you want it and always filling in the way you expect.

  • This isn't a phase, but I continue to keep up religiously with HIMYM and 30 Rock, which I genuinely consider the best two shows on television.

Talk to me about one of these things or something from your own current lists, flist! I promise to actually reply to comments for once and not be an unmitigated scrub. Plus I'm going to go back and reply to some old comments so, uh, don't pass out from shock. /o\

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posted by [identity profile] loveyouallwrong.livejournal.com at 10:24pm on 21/04/2009
True story, my dad once walked out of the room and changed doctors because the guy he had suggested yearly prostate exams.

I am in a WB/UPN/CW circa two years ago phase. By which I mean I am reading Dawson's Creek, Veronica Mars, and GILMORE GIRLS. Why am I seventeen? IDK.
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 10:31pm on 21/04/2009
Now I know stuff about your dad's butt, Lea. THANKS

I did that recently! Except for me it was "fandoms I read when I was seventeen," AKA "fandoms that were hot in 1998". IS THERE ANY GOOD GILMORE GIRLS FIC LEA REC RECS
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posted by [identity profile] loveyouallwrong.livejournal.com at 10:35pm on 21/04/2009

Here is my favorite!! (http://www.waxjism.org/jaesepha/boston.html)
posted by [identity profile] angelsaves.livejournal.com at 10:34pm on 21/04/2009
somehow i combined "a continuing merlin fic phase" and "they have their own car-themed rating system" and thought WHY WHY WHY THAT MAKES NO SENSE YOU'RE A DOG THEY DON'T EVEN FIT. and then i thought you needed to know that.

idk, i've been rereading a lot of old due south stuff. i find it comforting.
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 10:38pm on 21/04/2009
AHAHAHAHAHA. I am now taking the official position that if I ever post Merlin fic it will be rated BROWN CORTINA.

dude, that's because dS is the stylish fleece pj pants of fandoms. NEVER OUT OF STYLE, and likely to make you kinder towards your fellow human being. ♥

hey lets hang out sometime for realsssss
posted by [identity profile] bkm5191.livejournal.com at 10:44pm on 21/04/2009
my list is trying not to kill my 'head teacher' and trying to not quit my job. It's hard man, I want to go somewhere else so bad.

http://ijemanja.livejournal.com/62820.html wednesday / harmony addams family / angel crossover.
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 11:04pm on 21/04/2009
Blah, that sucks, dude. Just keep focusing on that paycheck with all your might.

ahahaha, my life is richer for knowing that exists. OH FANDOM.
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posted by [identity profile] go-gentle.livejournal.com at 11:01pm on 21/04/2009
Dude, that's so true about Merlin. I have been reading a lot of Merlin on and off, probably for that reason. Other recent phases: some Smallville which turned into some DCU which is problematic because I know who like 3 of the characters are and a mostly-successful attempt to read all the Bujold fic ever (not nearly enough).
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 11:09pm on 21/04/2009
When I need a quick fix, the popular Merlin/Arthur delicious bookmarks will invariably scratch that itch, you know? It's not even a comfort fandom like dS so much as it is a comfort zone fandom. Does what it says on the tin!

(I keep feeling like this is coming off insulting and that is not how I mean it at all, agh, wording.)

Man, I don't understand comics canon at ALL, and yet I read comics fic all the time. I find it adds excitement to not ever know wtf they're talking about.
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posted by [identity profile] etben.livejournal.com at 11:01pm on 21/04/2009
I am watching way more TV than I ever have, despite...not actually owning a TV, or even knowing anybody nearby who owns a TV. The magic of the internet! But I am not feeling the writing thing at present and am thus super-boring.

Also I am engaged in an EPIC BATTLE OF WILLS with my coworker, mostly revolving around the fact that he keeps trying to guilt me into being nice to him, and I am not having any of it. Sorry, no, I won't drive an hour and a half out of my way so that you can go to the twin cities and get laid! Especially when you don't actually ask, you just hint repeatedly!

True story: the only thing that is keeping me from throwing this dude in the lake is the fact that next year, he's going to be doing my job, and he's going to do a terrible job, and I really want to point and laugh from a safe distance.

...also I think the lake is still mostly frozen, so there's that.

ALSO ALSO I WISH I WERE IN CHICAGO. Which maybe I will be come...the first of June, ish? so if you will also be there (and if this does in fact come to pass) we should totally hang out.
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 11:11pm on 21/04/2009
There is literally not one goddamn TV show that I have ever been interested in that I am not now ENTIRELY caught up on. Soon I will be starting in on TV shows that I have no interest in. (Or I could get a life, but this is unlikely)


I will be!! It could be finals weekish? But since when do I study, I MEAN COME ON. Definitely definitely gimme a call/email/twitter/all of the above.
posted by [identity profile] riadsala.livejournal.com at 11:06pm on 21/04/2009
Bandom excepted, I don't usually save pictures in fandom. And yet there is a growing folder of Vin Diesel pictures on my hard drive. idek. Us and Penny Arcade, I guess.

Gene Hunt is my very favorite. Rec recs of some decent LOM fic?
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 11:18pm on 21/04/2009
I basically peed myself when Meela sent me that comic. Good thing they don't have a commenting system because I would have gotten EMBARRASSING up in there. GUYS GUYS I HAVE THOUGHTS ON THE TOPIC OF VIN DIESEL I AM EXCITED TO SHARE

Here's one (http://community.livejournal.com/lifein1973/975553.html); all this author's stuff is good! And this (http://community.livejournal.com/lifein1973/1630810.html) is fun, and this (http://fandomatemylife.livejournal.com/9618.html?format=light), and yuletide has some stuff, and to be honest with you I'm just working my way down the delicious bookmarks (http://delicious.com/tag/sam%2Fgene). It's kind of - Sentinel-y sometimes, but not bad.
posted by [identity profile] pearl-o.livejournal.com at 11:23pm on 21/04/2009
How I Met Your Mother! The single problem I currently have with this show is I keep getting excited about it being Monday night and then ... there is no new episode. This has happened to me twice in the last month. :(
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 03:39pm on 22/04/2009
I KNOW, RIGHT? FUCK THAT NONSENSE. Once the episode leaked online early and that was almost as bad because I watched it and then Monday wasn't exciting.
posted by [identity profile] wordsalone.livejournal.com at 12:06am on 22/04/2009
I had never seen, "The Fast and The Furious" until this morning. I only saw the final scene in Hawaii before seeing the fourth movie in the theater. I fangirled so hard.

I'd definitely forgotten how much I liked Vin. He's a smart guy and I wish that he'd get more serious roles, because he IS a good actor. He's more than that tough, action guy. He's also stupid hot and his voice makes things happen to my body.

I'm reading this (http://assignations.org/maygra/speed/mainindex.html).

Do you watch The Big Bang Theory?
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 03:41pm on 22/04/2009
Nothing really could have prepared you for that gay, am I right?

He's also A GIANT NERRRRD. And he has a baaaaby. Be still, my beating ovaries.

Ahahaha, I wonder what her hit counts have been like this past month, because you and everybody else, sister. I reread it a couple weeks ago!

No, I haven't gotten into it.
posted by [identity profile] quettaser.livejournal.com at 12:40am on 22/04/2009
I too am in a heavy duty TF&TF phase - so much so that I clearly need to make it into an acronym. We totally had a marathon of the movies on Sunday, it was excellent. HANNAH DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN SINCE I READ FIC? A LONG ASS TIME.

As for watching, I'm keeping up with CM, 30 Rock and ANTM, plus trying out Southland and Castle. Southland is sometimes boring in it's edginess, but at least it isn't quite so stupid plot-wise as Castle. Except Nathan Fillion's character on Castle is excellent, as is his family. I would watch their show all the time.

IDK, I'm reading a scary amount of political blogs and watching lots of random seminars on fora.tv, @googletalks, and Harvard's Berkman Center. I AM KIND OF A WONK APPARENTLY?
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 03:43pm on 22/04/2009
I could murder the goddamn producers for leaving me with this TFATF/FAF mess as far as acronyms. FUCK YOU GUYS.

Is Creepy-Chan still on???? I stopped watching because she's the only one I care about and she hadn't been doing so great. MOVE YOUR FACIAL MUSCLES, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. Southland and Castle have been creepin' on my radar, and I might check it out soon.

posted by [identity profile] allthespoons.livejournal.com at 12:44am on 22/04/2009
I have been re-reading old Entourage fic and trying desperately to make Greek happen fannishly (spoiler alert: I am failing). And I am enjoying HIMYM so much this season, now that they are finally acknowledging what an incredible douche Ted is.
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 03:48pm on 22/04/2009
I never read much Entourage fic except [livejournal.com profile] astolat's, is there good shit I should see?? I have like never even heard of Greek except on your journal, Casey, it will be an UPHILL BATTLE for you.

When Robin actually said the words out loud I almost fell off the bed with joy. ♥___♥
posted by [identity profile] impertinence.livejournal.com at 02:14am on 22/04/2009
...vin diesel is in the fast and the furious?
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 03:49pm on 22/04/2009
posted by [identity profile] just-katarin.livejournal.com at 04:28am on 22/04/2009
I've been reading Merlin fic too in order to avoid my BBB and like, I'm liking a lot of it but I am annoyed at the style some times. Like I'm sort of spoiled for the way bandom sort of always talks like how people really speak. And how they talk like GUYS (and forgive me for not finding a better way to state this). Also I read a fic that was dub-con and they didn't warn for it. Like the actual summary was something like "Arthur makes Merlin have sex with him and Merlin doesn't want to, except he secretly does" and it was actually about that. Like it was actually Arthur abusing his power and Merlin saying he hated it and UGH, why you do this, new fandom?

OH! And I've been listening to a lot of Kanye lately. Like I decided shortly after it dropped that I didn't like 808s and Heartbreaks but I've been listening to a lot more lately and it's rly good now that I'm getting a chance.
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posted by [identity profile] kalpurna.livejournal.com at 03:54pm on 22/04/2009
Oh man, I know what you mean. I've gotten to the point of completely backbuttoning on a certain "There was once a king with beautiful golden hair" kind of syrupy bullshit. But I mean, in a way I feel like ours was the weirder stuff in terms of the larger ~tradition? so it's pretty easy for me to slip back into that style of writing, easier than it was for me to get used to the myriad weirdnesses of bandom. There is no ground-breakingly new territory in Merlin.

(ahahahaha, but to be fair, dude, do you want me to give you counter-examples of such awfulness from bandom? BECAUSE I WILL.) (Although I know and hated the fic to which you refer.)

I haven't bothered picking up the full album but I keep meaning to. I loooved Love Lockdown, so idky I didn't get on the bandwagon back then.