hafital: (Horse -- horse)
Hello kind intarwebs and fandomland! How are you'll doing? This is just a quick fly by iPhone update so that no one thinks I'm MIA or anything. I'm here, for the most part. Have to read LJ on my phone and sometimes that's too much work and then when I'm home I'm usually a bear of very little brain.

So, as my friend M used to say, what's up, chicken butt?

--For all you Martin Freeman fans (which should be all of you and although I haven't gotten around to watching Sherlock Holmes just yet, I very much approve of anything that promotes how lovely Martin Freeman is) I highly recommend the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy audiobooks read by Martin Freeman. He is nothing short of extremely adorable and also very very good.

--For one reason or another I never got around to watching the last season of Lost when it aired so I have started to rewarch from the beginning. I should have waited til I finished The Wire but there you go. I'm in the middle of season 3 and well, I go back and forth from loving the show to wanting to throw my shoe at it. And really there's too much to talk (or complain) about via iPhone but several truths remain that I had forgotten about: Locke is a loopy crazy irritating INCONSISTANT bastard, Sayid is usually the only one who gets anything right, Jack, Kate and Sawyer should just have sex with each other and get it over with ( or at least Jack should with anyone who can put up with him. He needs to CHILL), and Desmond is HOT on that blue shirt.

--More in audiobook land, I have also listened to Appaloosa which was great and now I want to get the next book but none of my local libraries seem to carry it on audiobook so I may have to resort to reading it, the thought. Lol. Also listen to Annie Proulx's Close Range which is her first book of Wyoming stories that has Brokeback Mountain in it. It's of course excellent but she's almost too good a writer, too rich in her words and sentences, for audiobooks. You can miss alot of how she crafts her stories when you just listen to her. You want to read it AND listen at the same time.
hafital: (HL - most religious)
Day 29 - Saddest character death

Copying [personal profile] killabeez, since I don't particularly have a current television obsession at the moment, I'll answer this question first.

Let's cut away, just in case )
hafital: (Horse -- horse)
First of all, in somewhat exciting news, I'm going to be in my first horse show this weekend! woo. It's just a schooling show, and I'm only doing the dressage training test 1, but I'm, well, totally excited and nervous. eeeee. I asked to ride Skittles because he's a big puppy dog of a horse and trots and canters for me with hardly any problems, and he's so big he's like a cadillac, lol. But he and I need to work on the halt because he skittles to the side. heh.


~~~

I was receiving some pressure from a friend of mine to get caught up on Lost, so I motored through nearly all of the episodes this weekend, with just one more (and this week's) to go. I don't really have much to say other than I'm enjoying it. observations )

~~~

I am not going to comment on last night's episode of 24, which for the most part was pretty good and didn't answer anything and only made things look worse, good golly, except to say that all this makes the multi-part epic Jack/Tony angst-and-love-a-thon that lives in my head just that much harder to work out. Thanks, show! Kisses right back at ya.

~~~

Still no news on my new job. I cannot wait till I don't have to answer questions all day long.

*Murray: Okay, band meeting. Ahh well, Jemaine?
Jemaine: Present.
Murray: Who else we got here? Bret?
Bret: Yep.
Murray: And who else? Mur.. Ray... Oh. Greg's written this, he's put the R's too far apart. It's Murray.. Murray present.

Murray: Bret, could you get a pencil out of my stationary cabinet, please?
Bret: Where's that?
Murray: Just the glove box.
hafital: (Horse -- horse)
First of all, in somewhat exciting news, I'm going to be in my first horse show this weekend! woo. It's just a schooling show, and I'm only doing the dressage training test 1, but I'm, well, totally excited and nervous. eeeee. I asked to ride Skittles because he's a big puppy dog of a horse and trots and canters for me with hardly any problems, and he's so big he's like a cadillac, lol. But he and I need to work on the halt because he skittles to the side. heh.


~~~

I was receiving some pressure from a friend of mine to get caught up on Lost, so I motored through nearly all of the episodes this weekend, with just one more (and this week's) to go. I don't really have much to say other than I'm enjoying it. observations )

~~~

I am not going to comment on last night's episode of 24, which for the most part was pretty good and didn't answer anything and only made things look worse, good golly, except to say that all this makes the multi-part epic Jack/Tony angst-and-love-a-thon that lives in my head just that much harder to work out. Thanks, show! Kisses right back at ya.

~~~

Still no news on my new job. I cannot wait till I don't have to answer questions all day long.

*Murray: Okay, band meeting. Ahh well, Jemaine?
Jemaine: Present.
Murray: Who else we got here? Bret?
Bret: Yep.
Murray: And who else? Mur.. Ray... Oh. Greg's written this, he's put the R's too far apart. It's Murray.. Murray present.

Murray: Bret, could you get a pencil out of my stationary cabinet, please?
Bret: Where's that?
Murray: Just the glove box.
hafital: (ST:TNG -- Picard)
Last night I watched the Star Trek: Next Generation episode Who Watches the Watchers, which has always been an episode to love -- "we must not anger The Picard!" Naturally, a bronze-age race of proto-vulcans would start a religion based on a fuzzy, two-minute encounter with Picard. Who wouldn't? Shoot, I'd get behind a religion that worshiped The Picard. I think I might be there, already.

This thought dovetailed to my current devotion to Tony Almeida and the already existing Almeida Is God [Dot] Com. There should be a Picard Is God website!

I'm loving all this blasphemy.

And then I started trying to figure out what other characters rise to the level of God, for me, at least:

AlmeidaIsGod (naturally) (eta: upon further reflection, it behooves me to note that JackBauerIsGod, but that's rather a gimme)
PicardIsGod
SonnySteelgraveIsGod
RogerLococoIsGod (Wiseguy is perhaps the only show that is peopled almost entirely by gods. I would venture to say FrankIsGod is not an unknown religion. And I'm sure MelProffitIsGod is thriving, even if it's only Mel Proffit worshiping himself.)
DesmondHumeIsGod
ConnieMurphyIsGod (There should be more women on this list!)

Strangely, I do not think either Duncan or Methos should warrant an "is God". They're already near godlike in their natural state, just by breathing, although I'm tempted to say MatthewMcCormickIsGod and also ConnorMacLeodIsGod. The same with the Doctor -- he doesn't need an "is God" -- and I feel the same with most characters on Doctor Who, with the very important exception of Donna Noble, who is probably lord supreme over all: DonnaNobleIsGodOfAllTheUniverseAndBeyond[Dot]Com.

It's rather a feeling of total love, of bubbling affection, of complete adoration, of pure devotion regardless of the winds of television (or any other kind of) writing. It's different than BSO love. I venture to say it's purer than that. *g*

Can anyone think of others?
hafital: (Default)
Last night I watched the Star Trek: Next Generation episode Who Watches the Watchers, which has always been an episode to love -- "we must not anger The Picard!" Naturally, a bronze-age race of proto-vulcans would start a religion based on a fuzzy, two-minute encounter with Picard. Who wouldn't? Shoot, I'd get behind a religion that worshiped The Picard. I think I might be there, already.

This thought dovetailed to my current devotion to Tony Almeida and the already existing Almeida Is God [Dot] Com. There should be a Picard Is God website!

I'm loving all this blasphemy.

And then I started trying to figure out what other characters rise to the level of God, for me, at least:

AlmeidaIsGod (naturally) (eta: upon further reflection, it behooves me to note that JackBauerIsGod, but that's rather a gimme)
PicardIsGod
SonnySteelgraveIsGod
RogerLococoIsGod (Wiseguy is perhaps the only show that is peopled almost entirely by gods. I would venture to say FrankIsGod is not an unknown religion. And I'm sure MelProffitIsGod is thriving, even if it's only Mel Proffit worshiping himself.)
DesmondHumeIsGod
ConnieMurphyIsGod (There should be more women on this list!)

Strangely, I do not think either Duncan or Methos should warrant an "is God". They're already near godlike in their natural state, just by breathing, although I'm tempted to say MatthewMcCormickIsGod and also ConnorMacLeodIsGod. The same with the Doctor -- he doesn't need an "is God" -- and I feel the same with most characters on Doctor Who, with the very important exception of Donna Noble, who is probably lord supreme over all: DonnaNobleIsGodOfAllTheUniverseAndBeyond[Dot]Com.

It's rather a feeling of total love, of bubbling affection, of complete adoration, of pure devotion regardless of the winds of television (or any other kind of) writing. It's different than BSO love. I venture to say it's purer than that. *g*

Can anyone think of others?
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I'm posting from my mother's Dell laptop. She's lent it to me until I either get a new computer or they revive and return my old one. It's weird being on a PC! You'd think that since I use PCs at work, it'd be nothing new, but for some reason it's all STRANGE and WEIRD. I feel like I'm in enemy territory, skulking in the bushes. haha.

i miss my 'puter. :(

~~~

IT'S RAINING AGAIN. Which means it's raining in my room. They have not fixed my roof. And probably won't until it's fairly certain the rain has stopped for longer than a few days. I'm guessing, anyway. Whatever. At this point I'm just kind of dealing. I'm not really upset. I'm more annoyed. Annoyed Tifah is Annoyed.

~~~

I took my car in this morning to the dealer/service because it's past 60,000 miles and that's what you're supposed to do when you're at 60,000 miles only when I got there and they looked at my car and what I'd already had done they were like um, there's nothing to do on your car. d'oh! I was like, are you sure? There's gotta be something that needs to be done. The guy was all, er, nope? They're so nice there. Any other place would have done work for no reason! And they're not really that much more expensive, at least I haven't seen it to be so.

~~~

The job situation is still crappy, in case anyone was wondering. We got official notice that there will *definitely* be layoffs, rather than the previous 'might be' lay offs. Everyone is up in arms. One thing I've learned -- or rather, one thing that's been reaffirmed by all this is = hypocrisy is the new black.

~~~

In fannish updates, I'm watching BSG, 24, and Lost (although how out of it was I last week, I can't recall if I watched the episode or not? was there an episode last wednesday? what was I doing? I can't remember!)

24 = Is making me into a pretzel, eeeee. O.o. I've taken to stalking almeidaisgod.com, hahah. My love for Tony and Jack has risen to alarming levels. I may need an intervention.

Lost = Um, I like it? I'm confused as hell, but I've become very zen about this show. It and I have come to an agreement of sorts == I haven't a clue what's going on but cheer anyway, and it show me lots Sayid and Desmond. (Dude, Sayid'd give Jack Bauer a run for his money, and don't you know it.)

BSG = I haven't seen this friday's ep yet. I'll watch it tonight. *sigh* How sad is it that I'm thrilled this is the last season so I can stop watching these tortured characters being tortured all the time. One small spoiler comment )

~~~

Mother and I made it through CoH/Rev 6:8 finally. She was all "that was intense!" afterward. hahah. It was interesting to watch with someone who was completely unspoiled for all the, er, revelations. :D She is, to my chagrin, a total Methos girl. I mean, not that I don't love Methos as much as the next girl, but I definitely watch the show for Duncan primarily. She and I often part ways, though, on many different topics, so I guess it's not always 'like mother, like daughter.'

"Methos is handsome!"
"Well, yes, he is, but what about Duncan?"
"Oh yes, he's very nice, too. But Methos is much more my type."

(Oh good lord, my mother's talking about her "type" hahaha."

"I like Methos!"
"I know you do."
"Sometimes he's a coward, though."
*choke*

She didn't react well to The Valkrie, and thought Duncan should not have killed Ingrid, and I had forgotten (or had sort of stopped thinking about) what a tough episode that is. There's no right or wrong. Although this time around, it seemed pretty obvious to me that Ingrid was rather at the end of her rope and well past the point of no return. She could no longer differentiate between a righteous act versus a desperate act. And Duncan was acting more from a sadness of losing his friend to the kind of obsession that he could not fix, than to what she was actually doing, although ultimately he could not let that sort of thing go -- she was clearly not levelheaded about it anymore, and had escalated away from any actual good she might be doing. It was similar to Brian Cullen (and Byron), only with more politics and meglomaniacs.

Each time there's a flashback, my mother says out loud, "oh! flashback! flashback!" like she needs to announce it every time. It's hilarious. And weird.

"Oh no, don't tell me Methos is a bad man!"
ahhahahahah

Re: Kronos = "That man is crazy!"
Re: the Horseman = "They all seem a little crazy."

Very observant, my mother. You know, I've always admired Valentine Pelka, but I gotta say, he's really very good, like remarkably so. I mean, Kronos is a bit OTT with teh crazzy! but VP actually manages to be mostly cheeky!sociopath. I dunno, I'm impressed, really.

~~~

In completely new and unrelated fannish news, after an embarrassingly long time (something close to a year, maybe) I've finally finished watching all of the Dresdon Files. I was sort of slow, to warm up to it. I mean, I liked Harry (dude, that actor is *gorgeous*) and loved Bob and sort of adored the old-time feel of the show -- I miss the days of dodgy vancouver-filmed speculative syndicated TV shows, man -- and I especially loved Murphy, but it wasn't until the last few episodes that I really started to get that fannish sort of love for it, and now it's all gone! So Sad!

So tell me, Dresden experts out there, are the books good? How many are there? Is Murphy in them? I love her. I really loved her and Dresden together, actually -- they had old skool Mulder/Scullyness about them. sigh. wow, I miss that, I really really miss that.
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I'm posting from my mother's Dell laptop. She's lent it to me until I either get a new computer or they revive and return my old one. It's weird being on a PC! You'd think that since I use PCs at work, it'd be nothing new, but for some reason it's all STRANGE and WEIRD. I feel like I'm in enemy territory, skulking in the bushes. haha.

i miss my 'puter. :(

~~~

IT'S RAINING AGAIN. Which means it's raining in my room. They have not fixed my roof. And probably won't until it's fairly certain the rain has stopped for longer than a few days. I'm guessing, anyway. Whatever. At this point I'm just kind of dealing. I'm not really upset. I'm more annoyed. Annoyed Tifah is Annoyed.

~~~

I took my car in this morning to the dealer/service because it's past 60,000 miles and that's what you're supposed to do when you're at 60,000 miles only when I got there and they looked at my car and what I'd already had done they were like um, there's nothing to do on your car. d'oh! I was like, are you sure? There's gotta be something that needs to be done. The guy was all, er, nope? They're so nice there. Any other place would have done work for no reason! And they're not really that much more expensive, at least I haven't seen it to be so.

~~~

The job situation is still crappy, in case anyone was wondering. We got official notice that there will *definitely* be layoffs, rather than the previous 'might be' lay offs. Everyone is up in arms. One thing I've learned -- or rather, one thing that's been reaffirmed by all this is = hypocrisy is the new black.

~~~

In fannish updates, I'm watching BSG, 24, and Lost (although how out of it was I last week, I can't recall if I watched the episode or not? was there an episode last wednesday? what was I doing? I can't remember!)

24 = Is making me into a pretzel, eeeee. O.o. I've taken to stalking almeidaisgod.com, hahah. My love for Tony and Jack has risen to alarming levels. I may need an intervention.

Lost = Um, I like it? I'm confused as hell, but I've become very zen about this show. It and I have come to an agreement of sorts == I haven't a clue what's going on but cheer anyway, and it show me lots Sayid and Desmond. (Dude, Sayid'd give Jack Bauer a run for his money, and don't you know it.)

BSG = I haven't seen this friday's ep yet. I'll watch it tonight. *sigh* How sad is it that I'm thrilled this is the last season so I can stop watching these tortured characters being tortured all the time. One small spoiler comment )

~~~

Mother and I made it through CoH/Rev 6:8 finally. She was all "that was intense!" afterward. hahah. It was interesting to watch with someone who was completely unspoiled for all the, er, revelations. :D She is, to my chagrin, a total Methos girl. I mean, not that I don't love Methos as much as the next girl, but I definitely watch the show for Duncan primarily. She and I often part ways, though, on many different topics, so I guess it's not always 'like mother, like daughter.'

"Methos is handsome!"
"Well, yes, he is, but what about Duncan?"
"Oh yes, he's very nice, too. But Methos is much more my type."

(Oh good lord, my mother's talking about her "type" hahaha."

"I like Methos!"
"I know you do."
"Sometimes he's a coward, though."
*choke*

She didn't react well to The Valkrie, and thought Duncan should not have killed Ingrid, and I had forgotten (or had sort of stopped thinking about) what a tough episode that is. There's no right or wrong. Although this time around, it seemed pretty obvious to me that Ingrid was rather at the end of her rope and well past the point of no return. She could no longer differentiate between a righteous act versus a desperate act. And Duncan was acting more from a sadness of losing his friend to the kind of obsession that he could not fix, than to what she was actually doing, although ultimately he could not let that sort of thing go -- she was clearly not levelheaded about it anymore, and had escalated away from any actual good she might be doing. It was similar to Brian Cullen (and Byron), only with more politics and meglomaniacs.

Each time there's a flashback, my mother says out loud, "oh! flashback! flashback!" like she needs to announce it every time. It's hilarious. And weird.

"Oh no, don't tell me Methos is a bad man!"
ahhahahahah

Re: Kronos = "That man is crazy!"
Re: the Horseman = "They all seem a little crazy."

Very observant, my mother. You know, I've always admired Valentine Pelka, but I gotta say, he's really very good, like remarkably so. I mean, Kronos is a bit OTT with teh crazzy! but VP actually manages to be mostly cheeky!sociopath. I dunno, I'm impressed, really.

~~~

In completely new and unrelated fannish news, after an embarrassingly long time (something close to a year, maybe) I've finally finished watching all of the Dresdon Files. I was sort of slow, to warm up to it. I mean, I liked Harry (dude, that actor is *gorgeous*) and loved Bob and sort of adored the old-time feel of the show -- I miss the days of dodgy vancouver-filmed speculative syndicated TV shows, man -- and I especially loved Murphy, but it wasn't until the last few episodes that I really started to get that fannish sort of love for it, and now it's all gone! So Sad!

So tell me, Dresden experts out there, are the books good? How many are there? Is Murphy in them? I love her. I really loved her and Dresden together, actually -- they had old skool Mulder/Scullyness about them. sigh. wow, I miss that, I really really miss that.
hafital: (24 - Jack and Tony K.I.S.S.I.N.G.)
I be watching TV and stuff. You know, I really enjoyed this past fall when I wasn't watching any broadcast/appointment TV at all; that was nice. I have such a love/hate relationship with my television, I cannot even tell you. Its this feeling that I'm chained to the whims of other people. :/ But *all* the shows I profess to watch returned from long hiatuses all at once. hrmph. Thank goodness Doctor Who is on hiatus. haha.


Stuff I'm watching, yay:

24: I'm high on the Jack/Tony love. Can't help it. We're only 5 hours in. Hold me? I forgot how hard it is to watch this show as it airs, waiting a whole week. I caved and started watching Day 1 again to get my fix, and omg Tony is so skinny and pissy, hee. Thankfully, I'm much less of a basketcase this season. Day 6 was painful, yo. With Day 7, I'm sure there are going to be some big blows -- I'm worried for all of them. TICKY-CLOCK SPOILERS )

BSG: Ah yes, Battlestar Galactica. I did watch Sometimes a Great Notion and then remembered how unrelentingly dark and dismal and bleak and lack-of-hope this show is. It makes 24 look like sunshine and rainbows and puppy dogs frolicking with unicorns in comparison. I AM THE FINAL CYLON )

Lost: Time Traveling Bunny Rabbits )

Merlin: OH! So *here's* where all the sunshine and puppy dogs and unicorns and fairytales went to, quite literally. :D :D I've read so many versions of the Arthurian Legend, and this one is just as amusing. I recall reading one version that had 3 sisters for Arthur -- Morgana, Morgaine, and Morgaise, all at once. And another (possibly the same version? can't remember now) where he married twice, to two different Gwens -- Gwenever and Gweneviere. Some that play with the notion that Merlin lives his life going backward in time, one where he was married quite young to Nimue, and others with more magic, some with no magic, etc etc. I'm still fond of that King Arthur film, though that was probably the least Arthurian version of the legend. And here I was looking for the sword in the stone. )

And a fannish round up isn't complete unless I talk a little bit about Highlander. Mother and I are still watching the DVDs. She's so much faster than I am, motoring right along and we're now on Season 5. I've forced her to wait to watch with me, because I want to be there when she watches the Horseman Arc. She already barreled through the end of S4, hrmph. So far, she likes Richie (oh dear...), has said Methos is cute and after watching Methos was like "oh he's more my type" (*facepalm*) although finds him a bit too cowardly (AHAHAHAHAAHAHA. *choke*), finds Duncan too broody (*snicker*) but still pretty to look at (well, duh... ), and kind of liked Cassandra (WHAT??). She still pronounced the "w" in "sword". Cracks me up.

I have to catch up on the Sarah Jane Adventures, and I'm very slowly watching Classic Doctor Who -- I'm still on the first Doctor, and just finished The Sensorites OMG, I love the Sensorites. When are they going to be on New Who?? They were hilarious.

I am NOT looking forward to the Torchwood mini-series. I'm debating whether to watch it at all. I may just thoroughly spoil myself and then decide after.

I just recently watched the new ITV version of Northanger Abbey and I adored it. Delightful! It's great to have a better version of that on film, finally. Catherine & Henry 4ever! The best part was the proposal -- one of the sweetest, loveliest, proposal scenes I've ever seen.

The ITV Sense & Sensibility was also rather well done -- not much can outshine the film of S&S, but this version had a great Elinor and a surprisingly lovely Edward. Also, this version has David Morrissey as Colonel Brandon -- NOTHING BAD THERE. He was great, lovely, gorgeous, and also, amusingly, far outshone the Willoughby they'd cast, who was kind of a ninny, in comparison, so it was hard to believe any red-blooded girl would choose that Willoughby over this Brandon. hah.

I also watched the ITV version of Mansfield Park which was, conversely, dreadful, despite Billie Piper being very sweet in it, and actually the Mary Crawford character was more interesting and nuanced than I had assumed it would be (she's usually portrayed in almost characiture-like two dimensions), but still, it sucked. Sigh. I wonder if there will ever be an adaptation of Mansfield Park that doesn't suck donkey balls. The theatrical film from a few years ago was so *immensely* out of character for Fanny, I can't really think of it as MP. The BBC version from the 80s is so dreadfully dull, it's like watching paint dry. bah.

I'm still rereading all of the Oz Books, and am almost done with the next batch of icons for The Marvelous Land of Oz, wheee. I'm rereading The Road to Oz right now, which I always loved although I can't help but find The Shaggy Man a bit creepy. I am bemoaning the lack of readily available fanfiction. I know there are tons of stuff published out there, but I don't have the kind of extra time and cash to hunt all that down. Also, I want fanfiction, the way it exists for all other fandoms, on the internet, with all sorts of pairings, and all sorts of ratings. I've read everything on the Yuletide archive, which is decidedly not enough. FF.net only has 17 stories. *pout*

ETA: I forgot Star Trek: The Next Generation -- I just watched Haven, with the first infamous meeting between Captain Picard and Luxana Troi. *g* HILARIOUS. Luxana Troi always made me uncomfortable because of the mother-embaresses-daughter thing, which was like my life growing up. *g* But, I think I'm going to like her a lot more this time around. Riker is a big nincompoop. Picard is gorgeous. Data is lovely. wheee!
hafital: (Default)
I be watching TV and stuff. You know, I really enjoyed this past fall when I wasn't watching any broadcast/appointment TV at all; that was nice. I have such a love/hate relationship with my television, I cannot even tell you. Its this feeling that I'm chained to the whims of other people. :/ But *all* the shows I profess to watch returned from long hiatuses all at once. hrmph. Thank goodness Doctor Who is on hiatus. haha.


Stuff I'm watching, yay:

24: I'm high on the Jack/Tony love. Can't help it. We're only 5 hours in. Hold me? I forgot how hard it is to watch this show as it airs, waiting a whole week. I caved and started watching Day 1 again to get my fix, and omg Tony is so skinny and pissy, hee. Thankfully, I'm much less of a basketcase this season. Day 6 was painful, yo. With Day 7, I'm sure there are going to be some big blows -- I'm worried for all of them. TICKY-CLOCK SPOILERS )

BSG: Ah yes, Battlestar Galactica. I did watch Sometimes a Great Notion and then remembered how unrelentingly dark and dismal and bleak and lack-of-hope this show is. It makes 24 look like sunshine and rainbows and puppy dogs frolicking with unicorns in comparison. I AM THE FINAL CYLON )

Lost: Time Traveling Bunny Rabbits )

Merlin: OH! So *here's* where all the sunshine and puppy dogs and unicorns and fairytales went to, quite literally. :D :D I've read so many versions of the Arthurian Legend, and this one is just as amusing. I recall reading one version that had 3 sisters for Arthur -- Morgana, Morgaine, and Morgaise, all at once. And another (possibly the same version? can't remember now) where he married twice, to two different Gwens -- Gwenever and Gweneviere. Some that play with the notion that Merlin lives his life going backward in time, one where he was married quite young to Nimue, and others with more magic, some with no magic, etc etc. I'm still fond of that King Arthur film, though that was probably the least Arthurian version of the legend. And here I was looking for the sword in the stone. )

And a fannish round up isn't complete unless I talk a little bit about Highlander. Mother and I are still watching the DVDs. She's so much faster than I am, motoring right along and we're now on Season 5. I've forced her to wait to watch with me, because I want to be there when she watches the Horseman Arc. She already barreled through the end of S4, hrmph. So far, she likes Richie (oh dear...), has said Methos is cute and after watching Methos was like "oh he's more my type" (*facepalm*) although finds him a bit too cowardly (AHAHAHAHAAHAHA. *choke*), finds Duncan too broody (*snicker*) but still pretty to look at (well, duh... ), and kind of liked Cassandra (WHAT??). She still pronounced the "w" in "sword". Cracks me up.

I have to catch up on the Sarah Jane Adventures, and I'm very slowly watching Classic Doctor Who -- I'm still on the first Doctor, and just finished The Sensorites OMG, I love the Sensorites. When are they going to be on New Who?? They were hilarious.

I am NOT looking forward to the Torchwood mini-series. I'm debating whether to watch it at all. I may just thoroughly spoil myself and then decide after.

I just recently watched the new ITV version of Northanger Abbey and I adored it. Delightful! It's great to have a better version of that on film, finally. Catherine & Henry 4ever! The best part was the proposal -- one of the sweetest, loveliest, proposal scenes I've ever seen.

The ITV Sense & Sensibility was also rather well done -- not much can outshine the film of S&S, but this version had a great Elinor and a surprisingly lovely Edward. Also, this version has David Morrissey as Colonel Brandon -- NOTHING BAD THERE. He was great, lovely, gorgeous, and also, amusingly, far outshone the Willoughby they'd cast, who was kind of a ninny, in comparison, so it was hard to believe any red-blooded girl would choose that Willoughby over this Brandon. hah.

I also watched the ITV version of Mansfield Park which was, conversely, dreadful, despite Billie Piper being very sweet in it, and actually the Mary Crawford character was more interesting and nuanced than I had assumed it would be (she's usually portrayed in almost characiture-like two dimensions), but still, it sucked. Sigh. I wonder if there will ever be an adaptation of Mansfield Park that doesn't suck donkey balls. The theatrical film from a few years ago was so *immensely* out of character for Fanny, I can't really think of it as MP. The BBC version from the 80s is so dreadfully dull, it's like watching paint dry. bah.

I'm still rereading all of the Oz Books, and am almost done with the next batch of icons for The Marvelous Land of Oz, wheee. I'm rereading The Road to Oz right now, which I always loved although I can't help but find The Shaggy Man a bit creepy. I am bemoaning the lack of readily available fanfiction. I know there are tons of stuff published out there, but I don't have the kind of extra time and cash to hunt all that down. Also, I want fanfiction, the way it exists for all other fandoms, on the internet, with all sorts of pairings, and all sorts of ratings. I've read everything on the Yuletide archive, which is decidedly not enough. FF.net only has 17 stories. *pout*

ETA: I forgot Star Trek: The Next Generation -- I just watched Haven, with the first infamous meeting between Captain Picard and Luxana Troi. *g* HILARIOUS. Luxana Troi always made me uncomfortable because of the mother-embaresses-daughter thing, which was like my life growing up. *g* But, I think I'm going to like her a lot more this time around. Riker is a big nincompoop. Picard is gorgeous. Data is lovely. wheee!
hafital: (ST:TOS -- I am awesome)
Not only does the CBS website currently offer all three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series for free, you can also watch all SEVEN seasons of MacGyver! And Twin Peaks!

This is very bad news for my work load. People, do you realize what this means?? MacGyver, any time I want him, at work, just a click away!

*quiver*


~~~

In other news, I have almost posted on a variety of topics but my attention span is at its all time low, can't really be arsed to be coherent for the time it takes to compose a post.

Hmmm, lessee, there's the news about Steven Moffat taking over DW which is old already. Seems most people are happy about it. Me, since I had no issues with Davies, I'm rather sad, actually, without being apprehensive for the change.

What else... Oh, I've been catching up on season 2 Friday Night Lights! Which I LOVE OMG. I forgot just how much I love this show, and these characters. After watching spindly geeky doctors flying around in blue boxes, it's kind of wonderful watching a bunch of strapping young men beat themselves up on a football field and fling their small town issues around at each other. Yes! Oh and Coach Taylor! And Landry, omg Landry. *wibble*

Not that I'd give up spindly geeky doctors who fly around in blue boxes, just to clarify. *ahem*

I completley snoozed through [livejournal.com profile] misspamela's Top 20 Hottest Fictional Characters. Results found here, here, and here. And raw results for everyone here.

Sort of interesting to see where popularity goes. Love seeing so many female characters in the top 5. Dude, Fitzwilliam Darcy -- well, of course he'd make the list :D :D. Rather shocked and appalled Duncan MacLeod is so low, poor fellow, he's all forgotten! *pets him* I still think you're hot, my lovely highlander. *blows him kisses*. And totally bemused that the only Weasley on the master list is Percy. Huh? Also, why no Captain Kirk??

Also, vaguely wishing I found Dean Winchester more attractive. :/

Oh, and I watched and am all caught up on Lost: click here for nothing insightful )

~~~

In other other news, I'm all set for my first riding eval at The Equestrian Group yayz.

Oh, and Roomie and I have a kitty! Bailey is his name, and he's v. handsome and he knows it. bwah. I need pictures....

~~~

In other other other news, Doctor Who returns this weekend, THANK GOD. *clings*
hafital: (Default)
Not only does the CBS website currently offer all three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series for free, you can also watch all SEVEN seasons of MacGyver! And Twin Peaks!

This is very bad news for my work load. People, do you realize what this means?? MacGyver, any time I want him, at work, just a click away!

*quiver*


~~~

In other news, I have almost posted on a variety of topics but my attention span is at its all time low, can't really be arsed to be coherent for the time it takes to compose a post.

Hmmm, lessee, there's the news about Steven Moffat taking over DW which is old already. Seems most people are happy about it. Me, since I had no issues with Davies, I'm rather sad, actually, without being apprehensive for the change.

What else... Oh, I've been catching up on season 2 Friday Night Lights! Which I LOVE OMG. I forgot just how much I love this show, and these characters. After watching spindly geeky doctors flying around in blue boxes, it's kind of wonderful watching a bunch of strapping young men beat themselves up on a football field and fling their small town issues around at each other. Yes! Oh and Coach Taylor! And Landry, omg Landry. *wibble*

Not that I'd give up spindly geeky doctors who fly around in blue boxes, just to clarify. *ahem*

I completley snoozed through [livejournal.com profile] misspamela's Top 20 Hottest Fictional Characters. Results found here, here, and here. And raw results for everyone here.

Sort of interesting to see where popularity goes. Love seeing so many female characters in the top 5. Dude, Fitzwilliam Darcy -- well, of course he'd make the list :D :D. Rather shocked and appalled Duncan MacLeod is so low, poor fellow, he's all forgotten! *pets him* I still think you're hot, my lovely highlander. *blows him kisses*. And totally bemused that the only Weasley on the master list is Percy. Huh? Also, why no Captain Kirk??

Also, vaguely wishing I found Dean Winchester more attractive. :/

Oh, and I watched and am all caught up on Lost: click here for nothing insightful )

~~~

In other other news, I'm all set for my first riding eval at The Equestrian Group yayz.

Oh, and Roomie and I have a kitty! Bailey is his name, and he's v. handsome and he knows it. bwah. I need pictures....

~~~

In other other other news, Doctor Who returns this weekend, THANK GOD. *clings*
hafital: (PotC -- island)
I hope this day has been nothing but sunshine and flowers, cookies and cake. *big hugs!!*

~~~

In other news, like half my f-list, I'm moving this weekend. But unlike half my f-list, I'm only moving one street over. *g*

Unlike every other time I've ever moved, this time I've hired movers. wahoo. Both my current and new apartment have tricky corners -- I'm just going to trust that the movers are going to be able to move everything! eep.

~~~

This past week I managed, through the ABC website (where writers now receive residuals! for streaming) I have caught up entirely on Lost. )


All in all, despite any fatigue I might have with the show, Season 4 of Lost is pretty darn good so far. I'm impressed and very glad I finally got around to watching. yay.
hafital: (Default)
I hope this day has been nothing but sunshine and flowers, cookies and cake. *big hugs!!*

~~~

In other news, like half my f-list, I'm moving this weekend. But unlike half my f-list, I'm only moving one street over. *g*

Unlike every other time I've ever moved, this time I've hired movers. wahoo. Both my current and new apartment have tricky corners -- I'm just going to trust that the movers are going to be able to move everything! eep.

~~~

This past week I managed, through the ABC website (where writers now receive residuals! for streaming) I have caught up entirely on Lost. )


All in all, despite any fatigue I might have with the show, Season 4 of Lost is pretty darn good so far. I'm impressed and very glad I finally got around to watching. yay.
hafital: (24 - jack and curtis)
I feel the need to post. So, I'm posting. Lots of silly stuff going on 'round here, but nothing revelatory to report. Work good. Friends good. Writing limping along. *g*

I've started to get up early in the morning to write, instead of writing in the evenings. My evenings are too unpredictable. Right now, I need a schedule, a steady time devoted to hashing this monstrosity out, and the only stable time I have right now are mornings. This is tough because, am so not a morning person! But it's such a relief when I come home at night not to have to do anything but veg.

~~~

In the land of television -- I watched the Season finale of 24. I need to process. The ending sort of killed me. Concurrently, I'm watching season 4, which, so far, might be my favorite of all the seasons, although I realize this is the day that really changed Jack Bauer's life for the very very bad. sigh. This show, it's almost too much for me. I'm having that weird perverse thing going where I need to watch it real fast because it's killing me while at the sametime am devastated that pretty soon I'll have watched all of the episodes and will just be left with my poor broken Jack Bauer doll. *sob*

The creators of 24 say big changes for season 7. I'm holding out for CTU: The Musical! Tap dance number with Bill & Jack. Solos from the lofty office. Shark/Jet type choreography between CTU and the Terrorists de jour. Jazz hands!

~~~

Tonight is the season finale of Lost! And guess what I did?? I volunteered to work a big hoo-haa shindig tonight for work. I are dumb. Oh well, I'll watch it online or buy it from iTunes or something.

~~~

PIRATES THIS WEEKEND! thank God.
hafital: (Default)
I feel the need to post. So, I'm posting. Lots of silly stuff going on 'round here, but nothing revelatory to report. Work good. Friends good. Writing limping along. *g*

I've started to get up early in the morning to write, instead of writing in the evenings. My evenings are too unpredictable. Right now, I need a schedule, a steady time devoted to hashing this monstrosity out, and the only stable time I have right now are mornings. This is tough because, am so not a morning person! But it's such a relief when I come home at night not to have to do anything but veg.

~~~

In the land of television -- I watched the Season finale of 24. I need to process. The ending sort of killed me. Concurrently, I'm watching season 4, which, so far, might be my favorite of all the seasons, although I realize this is the day that really changed Jack Bauer's life for the very very bad. sigh. This show, it's almost too much for me. I'm having that weird perverse thing going where I need to watch it real fast because it's killing me while at the sametime am devastated that pretty soon I'll have watched all of the episodes and will just be left with my poor broken Jack Bauer doll. *sob*

The creators of 24 say big changes for season 7. I'm holding out for CTU: The Musical! Tap dance number with Bill & Jack. Solos from the lofty office. Shark/Jet type choreography between CTU and the Terrorists de jour. Jazz hands!

~~~

Tonight is the season finale of Lost! And guess what I did?? I volunteered to work a big hoo-haa shindig tonight for work. I are dumb. Oh well, I'll watch it online or buy it from iTunes or something.

~~~

PIRATES THIS WEEKEND! thank God.
hafital: (24 - jack tied to a chair)
My cable was fixed (apparently someone had "accidentally" switched it off. wtf.) in time for Lost . There was no FNL, which was so sad-making.


I just kept thinking 'no weakness in forgiveness' through all of the flashbacks for this episode. )

I deleted all of my Sayid icons, so I will use Jack Bauer, to represent torturers everywhere. Or something.
hafital: (Default)
My cable was fixed (apparently someone had "accidentally" switched it off. wtf.) in time for Lost . There was no FNL, which was so sad-making.


I just kept thinking 'no weakness in forgiveness' through all of the flashbacks for this episode. )

I deleted all of my Sayid icons, so I will use Jack Bauer, to represent torturers everywhere. Or something.
hafital: (FNL - Riggins very pretty)
Brain still missing. Makes it harder to come up with pithy subject titles.

~~~

FNL: Tim Riggins, come fix my storm drain. )

Lost, aka Little Miss Sunshine. )
hafital: (Default)
Brain still missing. Makes it harder to come up with pithy subject titles.

~~~

FNL: Tim Riggins, come fix my storm drain. )

Lost, aka Little Miss Sunshine. )

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