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Hey you guys! Tell me your favorite spooky/Halloween/fall movies & TV episodes. Old black and white movies are a bonus! Anything on Netflix is a bonus! Anything spooky but also funny is a bonus!


I have the TV to myself in the evenings for the next (almost) three weeks while my parents are in Africa and I am so excited for fall/October that it's not funny. I need a primer! And don't hesitate to suggest things you know/suspect I've already seen. I probably forgot about it!
krickets: (KILLING. we're back here again.)
Psst! You guys!
[livejournal.com profile] stainofmylove is holding a comment fic meme free for all thingie! (vague enough for you?)
PLAY!
krickets: (KILLING. we're back here again.)
This week's episode of The Killing.

I actually don't know how to fully respond to this episode.

How.

This show?

HOW?

I just...

Yeah.

Sarsgaard completely broke me when he called "Get off of me," when it was clear that they were going to drag him away rather than let him see his son. Who was mere yards away. The delivery and the agony. I cannot even begin to explain what my insides were doing during that moment and all the moments that followed.

Veena Sud is a complete psychopath. Jesus christ.

I may have to fully react later because this? This is just nonsense.


In other, less depressing news! Fill out this poll:
[Poll #1926561]
krickets: (KILLING. we're back here again.)
Hey guys, I know this is a poetic day to be posting this, since Google Reader is officially offline, but what are your favorite blogs, feeds, etc. that you follow? (Could be a blog about TV, Book, Movie, Entertainment/Pop Culture, Cooking, Art, Tech, Travel, anything at all.)
krickets: (HAVEN. staring at a ghost.)
Which TV shows did you start watching in 2012?
2 Broke Girls, Sports Night, Fresh Meat*, Once Upon a Time, Girls, The Newsroom, Jane By Design, Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars, Game of Thrones, Bent (OMG SIX EPISODES WAS WAY TOO LITTLE!), The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Catfish, Switched at Birth* and probably a ton of other stuff I can't remember.

* - I actually can't remember if this was early 2012 or late 2011.

Which TV shows did you let go of in 2012?
Happy Endings: I just couldn't get into s2 so I quit watching before the end.
Teen Wolf: By the end of the second season I was incredibly annoyed by some of the plotting on this show. I got all the way through it, but overall the final arcs just didn't do it for me. I might change my mind if season 3 has a good start, but I'll be going into it as someone who has essentially given up.
Game of Thrones: I watched season 1 on HBOGo but I don't like it enough to watch season 2.
Raising Hope & The Glades: Don't hate these shows, and I'd probably watch them again if I had the chance. I just don't feel that drive to watch every episode like I do with other shows and they fell by the wayside because of it.
Parks & Rec, Revenge, The Hour: I haven't been watching these, but I plan to catch up eventually!

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2012? Why?
Elementary: Short story, before I had a chance to watch any of this I realized it was a police procedural which isn't something I typically like.
House of Lies: No reason, just never got to watch it.

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2013?
If I knew what shows were coming out in 2013 I'd be able to answer this better.

Which TV show impressed you least in 2012?
The only show I really quit watching because I didn't really like was Game of Thrones. I guess you could say I was underwhelmed because of the hype surrounding it but I don't know if you could say I was "unimpressed." It just wasn't something I liked. Other shows which I formerly watched annoyed me because of things they did which I only heard about through the grapevine. (I'm looking at you, SOA.) Which hardly counts.

Which TV show did you enjoy the most in 2012?
This is hard to answer. It comes and goes. The Newsroom was pretty good. But my old shows have their moments too. Maybe Parenthood. Certain moments of that show bring it so close to perfection that it's hard to believe more people I know don't watch it. Then there was the mixture of "this is uncomfortable" and "this is fucking fantastic" that was Shameless season 2. So idk, idk. TV IS GOOD, basically?
krickets: (HAVEN. we're not troubled. not troubled.)
Um... [livejournal.com profile] mollivanders and [livejournal.com profile] stainofmylove are you guys seeing what I'm seeing?

spoilers for the next episode of haven )

Also, I might have fic for you guys later!! I'd been working on it all week (when I could) to try and meet my "drabble a week" quota but I got held up so I need to finish it. Hurricane day off work seems like a good time to do it.

Choices

Jun. 10th, 2012 05:55 pm
krickets: (GREYS. alex & arizona. run.)
Meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords:
Show: _______ or ________ ?
Character: ________ or _________ ?
Pairing: _________ or _________ ?
Anything: ________ or _________ ?
krickets: (SHAMELESS. phillip)
Geez, you guys. Why is this place so slow this week? I mean, it's been slow for a while but this is even worse. I know I'm not being helpful by driving everyone away with my constant fangirling over The Killing, but c'mon. Don't fail me now.

Here are a few things happening in my brain right now:

→ Vids. Vids. Vids. I told [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster that I've got The Vids: Meaning, I have all the vid bunnies, but no actual vidding is ever accomplished. If someone walks past me whistling a tune, I am like "Oh! That would make a great vid for x, y or z fandom! *dreamy sigh*" I vid in my head and it is amazing, people. (All that being said, I have a The Killing, Generation Kill, and possibly a Shameless vid in the works.)

rudy


GENERATION KILL: Why had I not watched this before now? It was glorious and I love everyone. (Well, not everyone, Trombley.) I fully give [livejournal.com profile] slybrunette responsibility for this. And also, as I said on Tumblr (or somewhere) I think my ship goggles are broken. (Kaput!) Because of course I am going to totally latch onto Brad/Walt like some kind of weirdo who digs "mothering/care-taking" ships. (Who? ME? Holder/Linden, Stefan/Caroline, and speaking of shipping the wrong thing in war fandoms, Chuckler/Leckie, etc.) It's just not right. (Or fair.) Especially in a fandom that has a shit-ton of fic. It's like they're purposefully taunting me. At least [livejournal.com profile] slybrunette has said she'll try to write them for me. I might die of happiness. (Also, the fact that I am capable of finding Askars attractive is a complete shock to me. Just FYI. That is not a thing I was remotely interested in at all before now. No matter how many times True Blood showed us his ass.)

fionarun


SHAMELESS: I'm catching up and I'm so glad. I missed the Gallaghers. (Except for Frank, of course.) And the Jacksons and the Fisher-Balls. Etc. I love this family so much that I will essentially take them any way that I can get them. Despite the gross Frank-drama in the first few episodes, and the fact that getting episodes is a pain in the ass sometimes, I pretty much love this show as if it were my own child. True story.

→ I think I promised to write some reactions to the deluge of season finales that happened. I... kind of never did that. I really should, but the further away from them I get the more detached I feel. I am sure there are one or two shows I haven't finished yet, so I'll come back to talk about those whenever I am done. But for now I think I'll just say that most of the finales this year (for me) were underwhelming. Finales usually fall into one of two categories. You've got "Really? That's it?" And then there's "Oh my god! Why isn't next season here right now!?!" There's no middle ground.

→ Right now I am mostly just looking forward to summer shows like Haven and the good parts of So You Think You Can Dance. (Auditions this year have been kinda meh - always my least favorite part of the show and they feel like they're taking forever this year.) And I really want to watch that Daniel Gillies pilot, even if it is potentially bad, just because Daniel Gillies could pretty much get me to do anything.

→ Speaking of things I'm going to be (potentially) watching later, I recently got access to HBOgo and I am like a kid in candy store. Seriously? BEST. After Generation Kill, I think I'll end up watching Game of Thrones, despite my better judgement. In fact, I may have already started on that front. Basically so far the only people who are not total creeps are the Starks. (I am not sure that is the reaction the producers intended.) And I also want to finally watch Six Feet Under, which I've always wanted to do. I was given season 1 on DVD and I have been avoiding watching it because I'm secretly afraid that I will love it so much and then I won't have any of the other seasons available. Problem solved!

→ I saw Snow White and the Huntsman and it was pretty much the best. I have been jonesing to see it ever since the trailers because that bit with the huntsman from the original Disney animation was, for me, literally the most interesting part of that movie. (Seriously? That thing is a snooze-fest. I always had a mini-panic attack any time one of the kids wanted to watch it. Please God, anything else!) I mean, he stalks her through the woods, raises the knife above her head, and then he just can't do it. And Neil reminded me this week about the deer heart that he brought to the queen instead. I was really interested to see that little side-plot explored in film. Plus, it just looked awesome? And it was. I mean, I'm sure there was room for improvement but I loved it a lot and generally that's my criteria for What Makes Something Good. My favorite thing about it was definitely the ambiguous love story. And the major, major OT3 vibes I got. (But I'm a weirdo, what do I know?)

→ Speaking of, why isn't Savages in my eyeballs right now? Same for Lola Versus. Dear Universe: GIVE IT ME.

→ I'm feeling really unproductive in the world of fic right now. Meaning there is so much fic that I want to write but I haven't had a chance to. I considered doing a fic meme but then there's always the guilt associated with the fact that I only end up writing a couple of the prompts that people took the time to leave. It's not fair to you guys. I have a lot of plans, always, but we'll see how that pans out. I definitely want this summer to be majorly productive. This is, by no means, a call for prompts, but if anyone wants to let me know what kind of pairings/fandoms they want to see me writing over the summer, I'll see what I can do!

→ In conclusion: Joel Kinnaman

I forgot.

Jan. 1st, 2012 03:13 pm
krickets: (HARPERS. if it kills us;)
One more resolution.

To finish the December gift fics this month! I didn't forget about you! (I just apparently suck?) I want to write for all the folks I didn't get a chance to write for. (Which is like 90% of you, I won't lie.) I'll just adapt the schedule to January and go from there!
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→ Strolling down the LJ memory lane and it's kind of heartwarming and fun and kind of sad. I guess the passage of time is always a little bittersweet. In honor of that, here, have an old school icon meme!

→ Icon-do-it!
MAH ICONS.

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest

AND MY NEWEST TOO
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
N/A
best quote best textless best stolen idea
IDK What that is.
use the most favorite


HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 47
OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 59
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: I did that for a long time but I always forget to use them so I'm trying to stick with the amount you get with a paid account + any loyalty icons I have. So far so good.
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: They say: "KC likes color." They say: "KC has an unnatural obsession with Claire/Jack." They say: "KC is a troubled individual and should seek medical advice immediately."
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Currently, lost.
AND THE SECOND MOST: BSG & The Vampire Diaries (5 & 4, respectively.)
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Easily Claire/Jack from Lost
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: Some by me, some by [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster, most by other people.
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: Sometimes.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: They used to be.
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Done well only 5% of the time.

DO THE MEME.
Coding can be found here

→ Also, I may be brainwashed by the coldplay, but I really want to see this movie:
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→ Strolling down the LJ memory lane and it's kind of heartwarming and fun and kind of sad. I guess the passage of time is always a little bittersweet. In honor of that, here, have an old school icon meme!

→ Icon-do-it!
MAH ICONS.

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest

AND MY NEWEST TOO
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
N/A
best quote best textless best stolen idea
IDK What that is.
use the most favorite


HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 47
OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 59
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: I did that for a long time but I always forget to use them so I'm trying to stick with the amount you get with a paid account + any loyalty icons I have. So far so good.
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: They say: "KC likes color." They say: "KC has an unnatural obsession with Claire/Jack." They say: "KC is a troubled individual and should seek medical advice immediately."
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Currently, lost.
AND THE SECOND MOST: BSG & The Vampire Diaries (5 & 4, respectively.)
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Easily Claire/Jack from Lost
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: Some by me, some by [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster, most by other people.
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: Sometimes.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: They used to be.
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Done well only 5% of the time.

DO THE MEME.
Coding can be found here

→ Also, I may be brainwashed by the coldplay, but I really want to see this movie:

[vday!]

Feb. 13th, 2011 09:08 pm
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Happy Valentine's Day, Flist!

[vday!]

Feb. 13th, 2011 09:08 pm
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Happy Valentine's Day, Flist!

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Help?

I know it's a shitty night to be posting such a question but if this falls by the wayside I'll just re-post the question later.

I have been using surpasshosting for several years to host everydamnthing.net -- the thing is, despite the service always being excellent, I am not sure it is worth the cost and I am pretty sure it's about time to renew the domain. I'm not really sure what I want to do next.

Does anybody know of a cheap and yet reliable hosting company with some history?

Right now I am on monthly and I pay $6.00 a month. It doesn't sound like much, but that's $72.00 a year times several years.

Yes, I have my never-updated vidding site there, but as I hadn't been vidding for about three years I hadn't used in in a very long time and I haven't gotten around to putting my two latest vids there. I haven't even updated the main index page in years. YEARS. It's kind of a joke. Essentially there is an enormous amount of space which I am paying for that I don't use. Really the only thing I use it for is the prompt vault, which does use PHP -- so I would need that feature, and a small message board with really only two remaining active members. Myself and one other person who I don't connect with in any other way. Migrating the message board would not be necessary as I don't see a problem in just starting up a whole new one.

Even if I was utilizing the existing pages I have hosted there, it would only be a tiny fraction of the size of my service package.

The thing I most don't want to lose is the prompt vault. So if anybody has any suggestions I would be grateful.
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Help?

I know it's a shitty night to be posting such a question but if this falls by the wayside I'll just re-post the question later.

I have been using surpasshosting for several years to host everydamnthing.net -- the thing is, despite the service always being excellent, I am not sure it is worth the cost and I am pretty sure it's about time to renew the domain. I'm not really sure what I want to do next.

Does anybody know of a cheap and yet reliable hosting company with some history?

Right now I am on monthly and I pay $6.00 a month. It doesn't sound like much, but that's $72.00 a year times several years.

Yes, I have my never-updated vidding site there, but as I hadn't been vidding for about three years I hadn't used in in a very long time and I haven't gotten around to putting my two latest vids there. I haven't even updated the main index page in years. YEARS. It's kind of a joke. Essentially there is an enormous amount of space which I am paying for that I don't use. Really the only thing I use it for is the prompt vault, which does use PHP -- so I would need that feature, and a small message board with really only two remaining active members. Myself and one other person who I don't connect with in any other way. Migrating the message board would not be necessary as I don't see a problem in just starting up a whole new one.

Even if I was utilizing the existing pages I have hosted there, it would only be a tiny fraction of the size of my service package.

The thing I most don't want to lose is the prompt vault. So if anybody has any suggestions I would be grateful.

.229

Nov. 7th, 2010 10:27 am
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→ Jesus how did I loose track of my flist? Probably those two (three?) days I took to finish up The West Wing, Season 2. (LOVE IT.) Anyway, you guys do not even want to know how many tabs I have open right now. Shoot!

→ QUESTION: What is a reasonable price to pay someone to paint a small to medium size bedroom? I want to say it's 10x11 or 12x11 or something? One wall has two fairly large windows on either side, and another wall has an entrance door and a closet double-door. So not a ton of wall space on either of those. Only two "full" walls. The guy who did our tile says he'll do it for 100 bucks but he hasn't actually seen the room and my dad says it's too much. But I'm not sure. My dad would probably think five dollars was too much, haha. I'm not sure if he's providing all his own tools either. He did for the tiling so I presume he would. Aside from paint and anything else that's 'one use only'. (This is only a presumption.) To me it sounds reasonable but I don't know.

→ I took an in-design class yesterday for work. I may actually be able to fix up The Shephards fanzine so that it can be printed. I never did get to do that. So we'll see!

→ Off to read your posts, pumpkin butts. (That's a term of endearment.)

.229

Nov. 7th, 2010 10:27 am
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→ Jesus how did I loose track of my flist? Probably those two (three?) days I took to finish up The West Wing, Season 2. (LOVE IT.) Anyway, you guys do not even want to know how many tabs I have open right now. Shoot!

→ QUESTION: What is a reasonable price to pay someone to paint a small to medium size bedroom? I want to say it's 10x11 or 12x11 or something? One wall has two fairly large windows on either side, and another wall has an entrance door and a closet double-door. So not a ton of wall space on either of those. Only two "full" walls. The guy who did our tile says he'll do it for 100 bucks but he hasn't actually seen the room and my dad says it's too much. But I'm not sure. My dad would probably think five dollars was too much, haha. I'm not sure if he's providing all his own tools either. He did for the tiling so I presume he would. Aside from paint and anything else that's 'one use only'. (This is only a presumption.) To me it sounds reasonable but I don't know.

→ I took an in-design class yesterday for work. I may actually be able to fix up The Shephards fanzine so that it can be printed. I never did get to do that. So we'll see!

→ Off to read your posts, pumpkin butts. (That's a term of endearment.)

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