Just got back from dinner with friends! Michelle and I went to Chloe's and we all sat around nibbling on paninis and raving about Hank Green/Shakespearean insults/the shinyshinyshiny new X-Men: First Class fandom. (Have I mentioned it's shiny? )

Thoughts on X-Men: The only good parts of that movie were the Epic Love Story bits between McAvoy and Fassbender. Everything else was an exercise in everything from poor screenwriting (hello, ridiculous pacing during the Charles-and-Raven insta!friendship, WTF, that scene was bonkers) to Not Sure If Want (of course all the non-Caucasian characters die - Darwin - or turn evil - Angel). But the LOVE STORY OF SHINY was more than enough for me to plunge into the k-memes. Recs forthcoming! (Sometime.)

Now: bedtime.
THIS IS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING I COULD BE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW: OMGOMGOMG DISCWORLD CONVENTION, ALSDKFAL;OMGGGG NEW BOOK COMING (EVENTUALLY),

;ALSKDJF;ASKLTJ;LSDTN;A GOOD OMENS ON TV

OMG OMG OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG SO MUCH DOPAMINERGIC ACTION IN MY BRAIN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH SHAKING AND CRYING AND FAPPING AND DYING HARDCORE RN ;ALSKDJF;ASLDJ;ASDJG; FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF DO WANT


~*~FANSPLOSION IN MY PANTS~*~
GUYS GUYS GUYS YOU GUYS HEY--*

THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD FIC FOR YULETIDE OH MY GOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T EVEN KNOW! FLAILING AND CRYING AND SHAKING AND FAPPING AND DYING RN~

FLASDFA; I JUST READ A DISC!DRABBLE ABOUT ASSASSINS AND THE PATRICIAN AND NOW I WANT FIC WHERE ATTEMPTING TO SNEAK INTO THE PATRICIAN'S PALACE IS SOME SORT OF HAZING RITUAL - OR AN UPPER-YEAR EXAMINATION, HARD TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE SOMETIMES - IN THE ASSASSIN'S GUILD, AND AT THE END, VIMES** IS LIKE "WAT ARE U DOING YOU MOTHERFUCKERS YOU ARE ALL SILLY BUGGERS" AND FLOUNCES OUT.

AND NOW THE IMAGE OF VIMES TRYING TO FLOUNCE IS STUCK IN MY HEAD ;ASLDFJA I LOVE THE INTERNET. HOLIDAYS SHOULD HAPPEN MORE OFTEN.

*HOLY SHIT, A POST ALMOST ENTIRELY IN CAPSLOCK, THIS IS NEW ;P
** Because Vimes can never Not Be Involved. What are you, new?
*dusts hands off*

Today snuck up on me! There I was, sitting in my chair and checking my email, and BAM! suddenly it's the new year. Happy New Year, everyone! Here's hoping to movements of the "onwards and upwards" variety for 2011. :-)

Original plans for New Year's were of the "going out dancing and getting hammered" variety, but those fell through by virtue of Chloe and I being out of the city for a week prior and no one else having the organizational balls to do anything about it. So I ended up joining her at a friend Caitlyn's house, where, among other things, we danced, made mulled apple cider (Tasty!), played video games and Apples to Apples, watched AtLA, drank copious amounts of tea, ate copious amounts of junk food, made copious amounts of nerdy internet references (over nine thousand!) and generally had a good time. Saw some people there whom I'd gone to school with in grade four. It's interesting to see how people have grown up. 

To ring in the first day of 2011 (!!), David and I went out for breakfast with Oma. SO MUCH FOOD. (And then I went and exercised forever, omg.) Tonight, we made sushi again. So much deliciousness, holy.

Today has been awesomely chill, in that all I've done is ignore my exchange application and dick around on the internet, hooray! Yuletide is eating my lifeeeeeeee! 33 pages of Discworld and Good Omens fic! I'm a little bit in heaven right now. ♥

While in the midst of my Sherlock/Discworld/GO fic-reading spree, I realized that something's changed for me in fandom. When I was new(er) to LJ/the internet, fandom was for me a mainly individual pursuit. Sure, I had my (fledgling, tiny) flist and there were communities I checked regularly ([livejournal.com profile] remusxsirius , anyone? Holy hell, I used to have muscle memory for typing that address.) and authors I adored, but when it came down to it, fandom was basically me reading fic, and that was it. It wasn't anything I would call "lonely", because fandom, I don't think, could ever be lonely, that's the whole darn point of it, but I will perhaps call it "narrow". Aside from the occasional capslock-tastic comments on fics, I didn't really interact a lot with any other fans. (This is not to say that I do so to an extreme now, but I digress.) But then time passed and there were new fandoms to explore. Macros took over everything. The TDK party posts were probably where I learned that fandom didn't have to be solely individual. So many people! So many comments! SO! MUCH! CAPSLOOOOCCCCCCCKKK! Then Star Trek '09: the fic was amazing, the artists were top-notch, but I was still constantly distracted by thoughts of HOLY GOD LOOK AT THOSE PARTY POSTS GOOOOO~ ALSO THE KINK MEMES. Yuss. Fans interacting with other fans! An anonymous epistolary free-for-all! APH eating may brain for a looooooooooooooong time. :D Bit by bit, I learned that fandom didn't have to be all about the fic. Yes, fic is my drug of choice, but hey! The people are awesome too!

This was really driven home for me by [livejournal.com profile] ontd_skating . Suddenly, the Kink Meme almost took a backseat to the other members of the comm. Seeing so many people talking to each other and suddenly being aware that - hey! - I could join in too! It was novel. Before, fandom had always been comforting because I knew that there were a bunch of people out there in the world with whom I shared interests and opinions - the fic they wrote proved it. But with my dawning awareness of things like the APH/Inception/Star Trek/[your fandom here] Kink Meme and places like [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek  and [livejournal.com profile] ontd_skating  (SO MANY LULZ), I realized that yes, fandom is made up of people with similar and sometimes obscure interests - but fic didn't have to be my only connection to them. I realized that I could actually interact with those awesome people and take an active role in my personal fandom experience. Whoa.

This realization only solidified with the Epic Adventure that was Skate Chanada 2010 (and guys, I could never make a "Fuck 2010 List", because despite all the other stuff that happened, SC made my year unbelievably awesome). HOLY SHIT, THE PEOPLE POSTING IN THE COMM ACTUALLY EXIST IRL!!  AND THEY'RE ALL AWESOME!! That was the sum total of what was blowing my mind throughout that weekend. The discovery was so obvious, but just ~*~SO WHELMING~*~ I don't evan. SC was also a major bit of fannish involvement, I think. I have never spent that much money on anything fandom related before, but ;LAKSDJFALKJTA;TLKAJ; soooo worth every penny. :D (I don't even want to say that it was a once-in-a-lifetime event because I'm just MISSING MAY BROS so hardcore rn (wish I could have been there for NYE akdjfasld NEXT TIME) that I will definitely be on board for any reuniting that may happen in the future).

So fandom has evolved into a much bigger social conduit. It took me a while (as it always does) to catch up to the herd, but now that I have dusted off my Twitter account for SC, and since fellow-LJers seem to crop up where I least expect them IRL (hello, [livejournal.com profile] lovebanshee , [livejournal.com profile] thatdayismine  and [livejournal.com profile] ironychan !), fandom is more about connection than ever. It's this giant ridicu-mazing thing that makes me run out of adjectives and that I don't think I could ever properly define, but I'm really glad and honoured to be a part of. Fandom, being in it, and what I've learned and the people I've met through it, has helped shape who I am now. A little cheesy? Yeah. But not without truth. Taking a leaf from P. Chiddy (hay, don't look at me like that, I've been PChiddy-holmed) in DJBijoux's flawless, stunning, gorgeous, perfect, etc. remix:

HEY, FANDOM: YOU'RE REALLY, REALLY PRETTY, REALLY NICE. REALLY PRETTY, REALLY NICE. I HOPE I CAN ALWAYS KNOW YOU FOREVER!! 8D (<- PChan eyes!)

FUCK YEAH, YULETIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDDD
HGNH.
Cut for boring IRL bits )

AWESOME MISCELLANY (if by miscellany, you mean fanfic, and I do*): LET US SHARE ALL THE THINGS!
1. [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge  has written THIS aka Bankrobber aka the most epic White Collar story EVER. Peter/Elizabeth, R, VERY, VERY AWESOME, you should all check it out.
2. ALSO THIS VID. HOMG JANUARY PLEASE GET HERE ALREADY SO THAT I MAY CAPSLOCK AND FLAIL AND DIE OVER WHITE COLLAR SOME MORE, K?
3. FOR BBC!SHERLOCK PEEPS: [livejournal.com profile] blind_author  is THE SHIT and has started Semper Fidelis, which BLOWS MY MIND. Well, there's only one part so far, but ;LKjdf;lasdjf;laksdf;la GO NOW AND READ IT. GO. IT IS AMAZING. I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE MADE ACTUAL KEENING NOISES AT THE SCREEN AS I READ.

*SHOEBOX, AS ALWAYS. Because there will never be a time when SBP does not OWN ALL THE THINGS.

EDIT OH MY GOD IN A HATBOX: CILLIAN MURPHY AND TOM HARDY DISCUSS DOING DRAG. "LET'S HAVE A DRAG-OFF!" ADSF;ALSDFKJAS;LDKJTALSJTA;LSDJFPASDFJ;ALSDJFALSDFJAJSDIOJ OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD THESE MENNNNNN WHAT EVENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDD BRB DYING OF JOY~
HOOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP, I JUST FINISHED READING TERRY PRATCHETT'S UNSEEN ACADEMICALS, THE LATEST INSTALLMENT IN HIS DISCWORLD SERIES, AND I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT IT THAT THE MOST COHERENT THOUGHT I CAN MUSTER GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lj cut for your safety: none of this will make any sense unless you've read the book/are familiar with Discworld. Also, spoilers for Unseen Academicals, but you knew that already. )

*I am sure there are other people who respond to above-average levels of excitement in the same way I do. I just haven't met them yet.
**This paragraph is also technically a Tyranny.
HERE, HAVE A LINK. IT IS AN AWESOME LINK. IT IS A LINK TO THE BROCCOLI TEST MEME, WHICH IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST THING I HAVE SEEN ALL WEEK. IN CONCLUSION: LINK.

AHAHAHAHAHAAAA, OHMY GOD, DEAN/CAS AND NEAL/PETER?! THIS THING KNOWS ALL MY KINKS OR SOMETHING, GOD.

I actually fistpump'd like a bro with a loud exclamation of "YESSSS!" when I saw the post; [livejournal.com profile] cherishedsaulie , I prostrate myself at your feet because your stumbles are fucking hilarious. ILU BB can we please elope?
I ATEN'T DEAD.

(Yet.)

Though the rapidly building amount of work I have, coupled with my amazing procrastination skills and the fact that I am hopelessly addicted to my computer might call for an amendment to that statement.

Well, the weekend sucked balls, thank you, Aberdeen Street party. But we're over that now, thank god, because it is Tuesday and I leave for fencing in two hours, so why not spam LJ with tales about my life. Because this is so what you're here for, and you all know it.

There is an extremely GQ Star Trek poster in my room. I haven't even opened it yet because it is that awesome. :)

ALSO, I HAVE BEEN CATCHING UP ON MERLIN. OHMYGOD. I LOVE THAT SHOW. IT IS SILLY AND FLUFFY AND ADORABLE AND ;ALKSDJF;ALSKDF \o/ /o\ /o\ \o/ \o/ \o/ YEAH. *LOVES* <3

AND HETALIA, OK. THE KINK MEME. MORE SPECIFICALLY, THIS. (Scroll down to the part labeled Absence is a Place.) The pronoun use is questionable at times, but ;alkdsjfien;ake Matthew, why must you be so angsty? (I lol'd at the weed, though.)

Yep, just browsing my bookmarks on delicious. FANDOM IS BEAUTIFUL.

Finally: MY BROTHER IS STILL MAD AT ME D: D: D:

Tagged by [personal profile] topaz_eyes butt-fuck ages ago, so here, finally, is the Fandom Meme:
(I'm sorry I fail so much at prompt meme-ing. Excuse me while I crawl out from under my rock)


The rules are simple, if you're interested leave a comment and I'll LJ stalk you to find THREE FANDOMS you apparently love. And then you answer these questions about them!

1) What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2) Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3) Favorite episodes/books/movies/etc.?
4) Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5) Do you think that more people should get into this fandom?


Fandoms: Harry Potter, Brokeback Mountain and Dead Poets Society
Read more... )


ALSO THIS. AND THIS. BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT... JESUS CHRIST WHY ARE YOU EVEN FINISHING THIS SENTENCE?

lists.

Nov. 1st, 2008 10:46 pm
D-: I am SO behind on everything fandom-related.

To Do:
- catch up on the last... two weeks of House, ditto for SPN (D:)
- catch up on fic! Read ch. 6-8 of Two Centres.
- WATCH BREAKFAST ON PLUTO, GODDAMNIT.

To Do re: Homework:
2. math review
1. finish bio lab
3. WC ARTICLE, BITCH
5.... the rest of the stuff that's due sometime
4. Poetry anthology (shit.)

On the upside:
- GUELPH FALL PREVIEW TOMORROW. AND....

DAVE GIBBONS is gonna be downtown tomorrow, 2:00, and OMG NERD-GASM.
OH MY  FUCKING GOD! I KNOW Y'ALL HAVE PROBABLY SEEN THIS ALREADY! BUT! AN ALMOST-UPDATE IN [personal profile] shoebox_project! AN HONEST-TO-GOD ALMOST-UPDATE! AN UPDATE IN PROGRESS!! 

*SQUEEE!!!!*

SBP IS NOT DEAD! HURRAH!!! ALL SEEMS TO BE GOING FAIRLY WELL WITH [profile] ladyjaidaAND  [profile] dorkorific! YAY!

I AM SO EXCITED IT'S, LIKE, NOT EVEN FUNNY. THIS IS PROBABLY THE ONE FIC I'D FOLLOW TO THE END OF THE EARTH AND BACK. BECAUSE SHOEBOX IS LOVE. 

AND UPDATED. UPDATE SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY AT THE LATEST. 

I AM EXCITED!! :-D
Because, duh. What else have I got to do than post about random, incoherent topics at 11:30 on a Friday night?
Fuck, I'm tired, but I haven't posted this late in a while, and if I don't do it now, I'll never get around to it, and this idea will be sentenced to forgotten eternity. Which is hardly fair.
 *chanting under breath* iwontslashjudeandmaxiwontslashjudeaandmaxiwontslashjudeandmaxIWONTSLASHJUDEANDMAX!


...goddammit.
*goes off to ship jude/max*

agh, I don't want to ship this: Jude belongs with Lucy! Even watching the movie, I did so in the mindset that Max and Jude were friends, friends, and nothing more - - brothers! And then I got home and found the internet, and I found u
so I figure I might as well update while I can. Ah, bliss. ...nevermind, I guess my english homework will be neglected. Oh well.
 
Dancing. I want to learn to dance,  because when I hear music, it makes me want to express that feeling, you know, the one you get when the music is music and it's just right. I want to dance because to me, dancing is a physical manifestation of emotion, of music. Of course, when I think dance, I think dance like gymnastics routine dance, which isn't actually all that bad, but the only type I know how to do.

Dancing, no matter what the type, is beautiful and wonderful and powerful and awe-inspiring, and now that I've bored y'all with this paragraph, I'm going to lurk over at [profile] universe_movie and [profile] backbenttulips. Ta. (ICON!)
http://community.livejournal.com/grindeldore/26059.html?page=2#comments

WE'RE FUCKING CANON, BITCHES!!!!1 GRINDELDORE FOR-FREAKING-EVER!!!!! YAY *twirls and dies of OMFG teh GAY in the HP verse*

HOLY FUCK I'M SO HAPPY :-)

AHAHAHAHA FIRST HOUSE DECLARES HIS LOVE FOR WILSON, AND NOW THIS. IT'S TRULY A GREAT TIME TO BE A SLASH FAN!

REJOICE!!!
So I meant to post this about a week ago...

And it's finally here! Sit back, relax, and scoff at enjoy a taste of my reactions to and thoughts on HP7.

Well, frankly, my first thought was "holy crap, this is the seventh book! Once I'm done this, there will be no more Harry Potter." And then I channeled Shoebox  "What am I to do? Where am I to go? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?!"

After which, I finally settled down to read. And what a read it was.

Holy goodness. I just-- MAJOR INCOHERENCY, PEOPLE!
Here, I'll try to organize it. Please note: these points are not in any sort of order from least to greatest, ot anything like that. I just typed what I thought.

SPOILERS )


And now:


Anyway, all in all, brilliant book.  Wonderfully twisty and a perfect finish (ignoring epilogue) to this  spellbinding series. 

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