krickets: (JERICHO; ej; never wanted a best man.)


Here's just one article that's reporting on this.

Seeing that this morning brought tears to my eyes.
krickets: (JERICHO; ej; never wanted a best man.)


Here's just one article that's reporting on this.

Seeing that this morning brought tears to my eyes.

things

Jul. 17th, 2011 01:48 am
krickets: (HAVEN. we're not troubled. not troubled.)
→ This tweet by the Dalai Lama really reminded me of Harry Potter today:
"We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face."

→ I wrote TVD fic earlier this week and in doing so I realized that I'm having all of this anxiety about writing this fandom right now. Frustrating, but true. Though I do want to write as much as I can handle during the hiatus because I am not sure how the canon is going to effect my writing. (Which is just indicative of how writing this show makes my brain hurt, I usually don't worry about canon at all.)

→ I really want to write Lost fic. Yes. A comfort zone thing, I think. Maybe I will do that soon.

→ I enjoyed the Haven season two premiere. Duke/Nathan forever. That is all. (Oh? And THIS. I love their twitter antics so much.)

→ This is so trippy, yet awesome and beautiful:


→ On the same note, this is very disturbing. NOT EVEN JOKING. (Yet I can't look away!):


→ To end on a high note:

things

Jul. 17th, 2011 01:48 am
krickets: (HAVEN. we're not troubled. not troubled.)
→ This tweet by the Dalai Lama really reminded me of Harry Potter today:
"We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face."

→ I wrote TVD fic earlier this week and in doing so I realized that I'm having all of this anxiety about writing this fandom right now. Frustrating, but true. Though I do want to write as much as I can handle during the hiatus because I am not sure how the canon is going to effect my writing. (Which is just indicative of how writing this show makes my brain hurt, I usually don't worry about canon at all.)

→ I really want to write Lost fic. Yes. A comfort zone thing, I think. Maybe I will do that soon.

→ I enjoyed the Haven season two premiere. Duke/Nathan forever. That is all. (Oh? And THIS. I love their twitter antics so much.)

→ This is so trippy, yet awesome and beautiful:


→ On the same note, this is very disturbing. NOT EVEN JOKING. (Yet I can't look away!):


→ To end on a high note:
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→ Geez you guys, I'm really disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm that my last post received. Haha. /sarcasm. Kidding, obviously. Thank you! I am crossing my fingers!

→ All Lohan jokes aside, Michael Trevino is awesome in this set by Tyler Shields. Minus that weird bloody nose one at the end. LOL. What no one had a tissue? The video was good but not enough Trevino and way too much Lohan.


→ So apparently Microsoft just bought skype and is re-naming the company "MS Skynet." You know, like Skynet from The Terminator "mythology." I sense a Sarah Connor Chronicles marathon coming on.

→ Speaking of Tyler Shields, he did finally post his blood painting along with a video. In the earlier articles about this "controversial" piece of art, he (or the authors) definitely used the term "celebrities" a bit loosely. It's a bit like dancing with the """"stars"""".

When I saw the huffpost tweet about this yesterday, I was kind of shocked at how "not weird" I found the whole thing. I think upon hearing about it at first it was more shocking, but actually seeing it? Not really. It's Tyler Shields. Do I expect anything less? Frankly, no.

→ Don't forget you guys, I've been keeping up with my Vampire Diaries cast (and miscellaneous others) gallery over at EVERY DAMN THING. I've got a "no-frills" gallery thing kind of going on. I am tempted to make it more high tech but I haven't had the energy to do the research to make it happen. There are now Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies galleries as well. Some people I keep up with more than others, but whatever, it's just a quick reference guide and by no means a complete collection.

→ I have my first draft done, which needs a few changes, but I hope to have my video posted tonight. Going to start working on it as soon as I'm done with this post. I'm super excited to share it with you guys!
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→ Geez you guys, I'm really disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm that my last post received. Haha. /sarcasm. Kidding, obviously. Thank you! I am crossing my fingers!

→ All Lohan jokes aside, Michael Trevino is awesome in this set by Tyler Shields. Minus that weird bloody nose one at the end. LOL. What no one had a tissue? The video was good but not enough Trevino and way too much Lohan.


→ So apparently Microsoft just bought skype and is re-naming the company "MS Skynet." You know, like Skynet from The Terminator "mythology." I sense a Sarah Connor Chronicles marathon coming on.

→ Speaking of Tyler Shields, he did finally post his blood painting along with a video. In the earlier articles about this "controversial" piece of art, he (or the authors) definitely used the term "celebrities" a bit loosely. It's a bit like dancing with the """"stars"""".

When I saw the huffpost tweet about this yesterday, I was kind of shocked at how "not weird" I found the whole thing. I think upon hearing about it at first it was more shocking, but actually seeing it? Not really. It's Tyler Shields. Do I expect anything less? Frankly, no.

→ Don't forget you guys, I've been keeping up with my Vampire Diaries cast (and miscellaneous others) gallery over at EVERY DAMN THING. I've got a "no-frills" gallery thing kind of going on. I am tempted to make it more high tech but I haven't had the energy to do the research to make it happen. There are now Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies galleries as well. Some people I keep up with more than others, but whatever, it's just a quick reference guide and by no means a complete collection.

→ I have my first draft done, which needs a few changes, but I hope to have my video posted tonight. Going to start working on it as soon as I'm done with this post. I'm super excited to share it with you guys!
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→ So apparently!! Tyler Shields has collected (is collecting?) the actual blood of 'around 20' celebrities to be displayed as the center piece for an upcoming gallery opening. He's painting with it and maybe something else. Not sure how to react to that, but I do think it's a great metaphor for celebrity culture. Generally I'm a fan of Tyler's work, which you can see examples of below (unaltered aside from resizing, click the image for a bigger version). I think my choices don't really give you an accurate idea of his obesession with white, black, and red, sex, violence, sex&violence, and the truly bizarre, but you get the idea. See his site for more, which at times can be NSFW so I'd wait until I got home to click. I'd especially check out his portfolio (his blog has ADD) and his video portraits you can find there. He definitely has a knack for capturing celebrities in a way that they generally aren't captured.



→ So yesterday I stopped off after work to get some sushi (cause clearly I'm addicted) and this adorable server caught me making a horrified expression when I first read the news above. I explained to him what I was doing (reading tweets!) and why I was making that expression. Then later when I was checking out, he starts gushing, total fanboy mode, about how his favorite celebrity is Zooey Deschanel and how he follows her on twitter but she's never tweeted him back, and how he thinks she's the perfect woman ever. It was really cute. (Not in a stalkery way.)

→ Have I mentioned how Panera Bread has the best mac & cheese in the known universe?

Cause they do.

FIC REC: [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage, light of my light, apple of my eye, etc. etc. wrote me Caroline/Stefan/Tyler which is to-die-for. Suspenseful and really does a good job of bringing them together in a believable compelling way. Whereas I like to subscribe to the Caroline Forbes way of thinking: just add sex. Which, don't get me wrong, has its merits. But it is not this, which is just gorgeous and so in-character and perfect! Go read it!

Title: it seems that all of my bridges have been burned
Pairing: Stefan/Tyler/Caroline
Rating: PG-13 (violent imagery, character death)
Words: 2,716
Summary: It would be funny if he wasn’t one of the monsters. Spoilers through 2x17.

ETA: The Vampire Diaries was renewed! Yay! (Not that I was worried.)
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→ So apparently!! Tyler Shields has collected (is collecting?) the actual blood of 'around 20' celebrities to be displayed as the center piece for an upcoming gallery opening. He's painting with it and maybe something else. Not sure how to react to that, but I do think it's a great metaphor for celebrity culture. Generally I'm a fan of Tyler's work, which you can see examples of below (unaltered aside from resizing, click the image for a bigger version). I think my choices don't really give you an accurate idea of his obesession with white, black, and red, sex, violence, sex&violence, and the truly bizarre, but you get the idea. See his site for more, which at times can be NSFW so I'd wait until I got home to click. I'd especially check out his portfolio (his blog has ADD) and his video portraits you can find there. He definitely has a knack for capturing celebrities in a way that they generally aren't captured.



→ So yesterday I stopped off after work to get some sushi (cause clearly I'm addicted) and this adorable server caught me making a horrified expression when I first read the news above. I explained to him what I was doing (reading tweets!) and why I was making that expression. Then later when I was checking out, he starts gushing, total fanboy mode, about how his favorite celebrity is Zooey Deschanel and how he follows her on twitter but she's never tweeted him back, and how he thinks she's the perfect woman ever. It was really cute. (Not in a stalkery way.)

→ Have I mentioned how Panera Bread has the best mac & cheese in the known universe?

Cause they do.

FIC REC: [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage, light of my light, apple of my eye, etc. etc. wrote me Caroline/Stefan/Tyler which is to-die-for. Suspenseful and really does a good job of bringing them together in a believable compelling way. Whereas I like to subscribe to the Caroline Forbes way of thinking: just add sex. Which, don't get me wrong, has its merits. But it is not this, which is just gorgeous and so in-character and perfect! Go read it!

Title: it seems that all of my bridges have been burned
Pairing: Stefan/Tyler/Caroline
Rating: PG-13 (violent imagery, character death)
Words: 2,716
Summary: It would be funny if he wasn’t one of the monsters. Spoilers through 2x17.

ETA: The Vampire Diaries was renewed! Yay! (Not that I was worried.)

.131

Jul. 4th, 2010 12:39 am
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LOST LOVE MEME ♥

→ Oh yay! Thank you so, so much to whatever kind soul nominated every road takes us farther from home a the lost fic awards! That's always such a lovely surprise on the rare occasion that it happens. And good luck to all nominees as well!

This is Why I'll Never Be An Adult
[livejournal.com profile] hepburnesque linked me to the awesome and hilariously accurate blog post above.
It includes such works of cartoon art as the picture below. Check it out because it is crazy!awesome!


→ Happy Fourth of July to all United Statesmen on my flist! And happy fourth of July to all those elsewhere!

→ *gives [livejournal.com profile] pauly26 a big hug*

→ Fic!Rec!: [lost] beneath the moon, tonight, we're the sea, a lovely and perfect Claire/Sawyer drabble by the amazing [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage Definitely check this out if you haven't already. Lovely and hurty. Just the way I like it. [And if you do read it, please feedback the author and not me.]

.131

Jul. 4th, 2010 12:39 am
krickets: (Default)
LOST LOVE MEME ♥

→ Oh yay! Thank you so, so much to whatever kind soul nominated every road takes us farther from home a the lost fic awards! That's always such a lovely surprise on the rare occasion that it happens. And good luck to all nominees as well!

This is Why I'll Never Be An Adult
[livejournal.com profile] hepburnesque linked me to the awesome and hilariously accurate blog post above.
It includes such works of cartoon art as the picture below. Check it out because it is crazy!awesome!


→ Happy Fourth of July to all United Statesmen on my flist! And happy fourth of July to all those elsewhere!

→ *gives [livejournal.com profile] pauly26 a big hug*

→ Fic!Rec!: [lost] beneath the moon, tonight, we're the sea, a lovely and perfect Claire/Sawyer drabble by the amazing [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage Definitely check this out if you haven't already. Lovely and hurty. Just the way I like it. [And if you do read it, please feedback the author and not me.]
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Our Toxic Gulf
link, because the embed didn't work

I swear, no more posting tonight.
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Our Toxic Gulf
link, because the embed didn't work

I swear, no more posting tonight.

.119

Jun. 17th, 2010 04:59 pm
krickets: (FIREFLY. cap'n reynolds)
→ I don't usually notice the featured journals on the main livejournal page however they caught my eye today and I thought I'd rec one of them. [livejournal.com profile] little_details looks like a great resource for writers, of the fanfiction and original variety. [Plus they utilize tags: a bonus.] The userinfo describes the community as:
a community that helps writers with their research and fact-checking. We have a large, diverse membership that can answer questions such as:

"If I hit my character on the head like so, what will happen?"
"Will this destroy the Earth?"
"Can guys have freckles on their penises?"

All types of fiction writers--professional, amateur, fanfiction, original--are welcome to post questions. Our focus is on factual accuracy rather than general writing advice. If you're still not sure what we're about, reading our recent entries page should give you a better idea.

(The answer to the last question, by the way, is "yes.")


→ My boredom often leads me to checking out the google news feed, which once in a while holds some interesting tidbits of information. Well, apparently Jeremy London [OMG, Griffin!] was recently kidnapped and forced to use drugs and drive his kidnappers around town? Well that's... I don't know what that is. I mean it's horrible! Obviously. [And incredibly strange....]

→ Speaking of boredom that leads to interesting discoveries [which seems to be the theme here] I just read this interesting blog at NPR called More Misery! More Death! More Cruelty!: The Onset of Dystopian Fatigue by Linda Holmes. In it, she coins the term dystopiphilia, which I can certainly identify with. While I don't agree with all of what she says, as a self-proclaimed dystopiphiliac, I certainly understand what she means. My issues with Breaking Bad, as an example, are of no secret to my flisters who love that show. And I recently watched the first episode of Mad Men and felt incredibly underwhelmed by it all. I told Warren, "I don't understand why that episode wasn't enough for everyone." Because it certainly was enough for me. But I promised I would watch at least the next two episodes. Give it a solid try at least. Somehow, despite my love for post-apocalyptic, gritty, angsty, dirty storytelling -- pretty much all of my new favorite shows are lighter fair -- Life Unexpected, Parenthood, Community, Modern Family. Definitely worth a read and I am curious as to what you guys think about this subject? Do you love it or hate it? Is the shiny, happy, more your bag?

→ If none of this interests you, yesterday Dayl helped me to rediscover the joys of Dumb Jokes That Are Funny by The Oatmeal.

Where does George Washington keep his armies?






In his sleevesies!

.119

Jun. 17th, 2010 04:59 pm
krickets: (FIREFLY. cap'n reynolds)
→ I don't usually notice the featured journals on the main livejournal page however they caught my eye today and I thought I'd rec one of them. [livejournal.com profile] little_details looks like a great resource for writers, of the fanfiction and original variety. [Plus they utilize tags: a bonus.] The userinfo describes the community as:
a community that helps writers with their research and fact-checking. We have a large, diverse membership that can answer questions such as:

"If I hit my character on the head like so, what will happen?"
"Will this destroy the Earth?"
"Can guys have freckles on their penises?"

All types of fiction writers--professional, amateur, fanfiction, original--are welcome to post questions. Our focus is on factual accuracy rather than general writing advice. If you're still not sure what we're about, reading our recent entries page should give you a better idea.

(The answer to the last question, by the way, is "yes.")


→ My boredom often leads me to checking out the google news feed, which once in a while holds some interesting tidbits of information. Well, apparently Jeremy London [OMG, Griffin!] was recently kidnapped and forced to use drugs and drive his kidnappers around town? Well that's... I don't know what that is. I mean it's horrible! Obviously. [And incredibly strange....]

→ Speaking of boredom that leads to interesting discoveries [which seems to be the theme here] I just read this interesting blog at NPR called More Misery! More Death! More Cruelty!: The Onset of Dystopian Fatigue by Linda Holmes. In it, she coins the term dystopiphilia, which I can certainly identify with. While I don't agree with all of what she says, as a self-proclaimed dystopiphiliac, I certainly understand what she means. My issues with Breaking Bad, as an example, are of no secret to my flisters who love that show. And I recently watched the first episode of Mad Men and felt incredibly underwhelmed by it all. I told Warren, "I don't understand why that episode wasn't enough for everyone." Because it certainly was enough for me. But I promised I would watch at least the next two episodes. Give it a solid try at least. Somehow, despite my love for post-apocalyptic, gritty, angsty, dirty storytelling -- pretty much all of my new favorite shows are lighter fair -- Life Unexpected, Parenthood, Community, Modern Family. Definitely worth a read and I am curious as to what you guys think about this subject? Do you love it or hate it? Is the shiny, happy, more your bag?

→ If none of this interests you, yesterday Dayl helped me to rediscover the joys of Dumb Jokes That Are Funny by The Oatmeal.

Where does George Washington keep his armies?






In his sleevesies!
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Shot by Robert M. Young and Edward James Olmos on a trip to the heart of the oil spill in the Gulf. Edited by Stephen Cohen.



Robert Young and I jumped on a plane and went to the Gulf of Mexico just to lend our support by documenting what we saw...

Well, the people that we met took up all of our time. It was brutal! I was not ready for the human aspect because no one had prepared me for it.

I thought they would be angry. They are devastated.
Take a look at this video and see for yourself. People are afraid to talk and you will learn why watching this...

Please pass it on, recommend it.

If you feel like doing something, just go down there (anywhere on the Gulf) and support by spending time and energy in the region.

They need our support. Thank you for Caring.
Edward James Olmos

For More information on what some local organizations are doing on the ground go to:

http://SaveOurGulf.org
krickets: (Default)
Shot by Robert M. Young and Edward James Olmos on a trip to the heart of the oil spill in the Gulf. Edited by Stephen Cohen.



Robert Young and I jumped on a plane and went to the Gulf of Mexico just to lend our support by documenting what we saw...

Well, the people that we met took up all of our time. It was brutal! I was not ready for the human aspect because no one had prepared me for it.

I thought they would be angry. They are devastated.
Take a look at this video and see for yourself. People are afraid to talk and you will learn why watching this...

Please pass it on, recommend it.

If you feel like doing something, just go down there (anywhere on the Gulf) and support by spending time and energy in the region.

They need our support. Thank you for Caring.
Edward James Olmos

For More information on what some local organizations are doing on the ground go to:

http://SaveOurGulf.org

.111

Jun. 4th, 2010 12:13 pm
krickets: (ACT. edr; doh.)
I was link-hopping while at work today and came across a photo album at the New York Daily News called "Tanorexia" which was pointing out the "over-tanning" of celebrities. I'm flipping through pictures and some of the choices already seem a bit strange to me. I can't stand orange white people -- it's not natural. So when I'm sitting there saying "oh they're not too bad" [like I did when they showed a picture of Hilary Duff, for example], I'm already a little suspect.

But then I get to picture #67 which blasts Rihanna for being too tan. The caption reads: "Rihanna channels Madonna in a lace-and-pearl getup, but the Material Girl never sported the Oompa Loompa look!"

Yes, this Rihanna:


W....what?

Seriously? What the fuck is wrong with people?

.111

Jun. 4th, 2010 12:13 pm
krickets: (ACT. edr; doh.)
I was link-hopping while at work today and came across a photo album at the New York Daily News called "Tanorexia" which was pointing out the "over-tanning" of celebrities. I'm flipping through pictures and some of the choices already seem a bit strange to me. I can't stand orange white people -- it's not natural. So when I'm sitting there saying "oh they're not too bad" [like I did when they showed a picture of Hilary Duff, for example], I'm already a little suspect.

But then I get to picture #67 which blasts Rihanna for being too tan. The caption reads: "Rihanna channels Madonna in a lace-and-pearl getup, but the Material Girl never sported the Oompa Loompa look!"

Yes, this Rihanna:


W....what?

Seriously? What the fuck is wrong with people?

.099

May. 22nd, 2010 02:00 pm
krickets: (Default)
What is this, 1984?

A summary, as written by [livejournal.com profile] theladyscribe:
"Texas just passed its new education syllabus. It not only teaches children that the UN is a threat to America, it removes Thomas Jefferson from the list of important Enlightenment thinkers. Because he was a major supporter of the separation of church and state.."

I don't understand how the hell they're able to do that. Is this the beginning? And how can it be stopped?

.099

May. 22nd, 2010 02:00 pm
krickets: (Default)
What is this, 1984?

A summary, as written by [livejournal.com profile] theladyscribe:
"Texas just passed its new education syllabus. It not only teaches children that the UN is a threat to America, it removes Thomas Jefferson from the list of important Enlightenment thinkers. Because he was a major supporter of the separation of church and state.."

I don't understand how the hell they're able to do that. Is this the beginning? And how can it be stopped?

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