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'Tis the season

Merry Christmas, everyone!




(I know I haven't been posting lately, but I didn't want to let Christmas go by without at least saying something. Hope you all had a great one. Or had a great Tuesday/Wednesday. =)
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Premiere season continues apace

I've had a few evenings when I haven't wanted/had time to watch the day's crop of shows and I'm already hopelessly behind. But I've still managed to watch quite a lot before my mini-hiatus. Let's get to it!

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αΩ | ♕ | § | accidents waiting to happen

So. Many. Premieres.

Not even halfway through this season's premieres, but my recent return to private journaling has left me with tons to say about what's aired so far. So let's get to it!

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This is a long-shot...

Does anyone know of any good Evernote templates?

Every now and then I get really inspired to figure out bigger and better ways to use Evernote, but the notes are so boring and basically impossible to make pretty, so I've been trying to find templates for stuff like movie reviews, book reviews, contacts, etc, but I'm coming up with bubkis. The problem is that I SUCK at coding, so making templates myself is crazy-making.

I've tried KustomNote, but the problem there is that the only ones I even remotely like are the Movie note templates because of the Smart Field (collects info from online about movies and links to its IMDb page, Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango), but it is so not worth having to go online to write the note. I use the desktop app and I want to keep using it for ALL my notes.

I already have very basic templates for movies, books and tv shows that I just copy to the appropriate notebook as needed (I went on a similar Evernote binge a few years back and have since then been very good about keeping up with books, tv shows and movies. Every time I start one, I create a note and when I finish it, I link it in a list for Books Read, Movies Watched and TV Seasons Completed. I have lists for the last three years, and since mid-last year, every item in the list is linked to a note with my review, dates watched/read, an image of some kind, etc.).

This time around, I'm interested in using Evernote more for recordkeeping of my days. I've updated my IFTTT recipes so all my Tumblr, Twitter, LJ, Pinterest, Instagram, etc posts are backed up to my Diary stack. Now I want to keep a daily journal. This is just going to be notes to myself so that I can find out when things happened in my life, and because I will write in Swedish and English mixed, this would be of no value to anyone but me (hence why I'm not doing it on Twitter or LJ).

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Wow, that was a whole lot of writing considering I currently know of two people on my flist who even use Evernote, and both of them are mostly using other platforms these days.



Hey, speaking of other platforms, is there some kind of aggregate site where you can have an "flist" like here on LJ, but which follows *people*. So you can create a profile and then link ALL your social media sites. Then you just friend a person and get all of their streams in the same place. If this doesn't exist, I need someone to create it because people keep disappearing and I don't always know if they've left the internets entirely or if they're just using a different platform these days.




I'm rewatching New Girl season 2 (watched season 1 on Sunday) and uh-oh, Old Nick's warning about that bad thing Nick does to Jess suddenly feels like a bad omen for season 3.

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Forgot about a show in my last post:

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Fall TV Newbies

Let's just skip right over the fact that I haven't posted in months even though I've been here all along. What can I say, I just haven't had much to say that couldn't fit into 140 characters or less (i.e. I've been posting on Twitter, at least for the past month).

As per usual, I'll be trying a ton of shows once fall premieres start rolling around (I feel it's always best to try out a lot of shows since they rarely stick around for very long. Sure, I'm still watching a bunch of shows from last season - Orphan Black, Elementary, Chicago Fire, The Mindy Project, Veep, The Americans, Nashville - but only three shows from the year before - Homeland, Scandal and New Girl). Here's how it all breaks down:


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I also capped Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray)
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Happy 10 Year LJ-versary to MEEEEE

Today it's ten years since I signed up for LJ! Wheee!



It's been a truly crappy week, so instead, let's focus on the good things in life, shall we? Specifically, my favorite recent purchases:

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I've tried a few new pilots:

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I've dropped a few shows:

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I keep meaning to cut Happy Endings because I've never really taken to it, but all of a sudden I've watched an entire season, just from inertia. Maybe next year? If it even gets renewed, that is.

Looking forward to quite a few more:

Next week we have Veep and Defiance starting. And Awkward, but I'm not sure if I'll watch this season. I've also got a few episodes of Top of the Lake, but I haven't gotten around to them yet. And, of course, the Arrested Development excitement is ever-present.

I'm also thinking of trying out House of Cards and catching up on Nikita. Anyone got any other recs? What was Banshee like?
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*insert cliched lyric here*

My first reaction when I heard about the VM movie was "No, no, no". But then, as the news settled in, I started thinking that there's probably not a way for them to screw it up any worse than season 3 and I settled down into calm acceptance.

Then today came the thought that actually made me happy about this (and may even make me donate): RENEWED INTEREST COULD MEAN SEASON 1 ON BLU-RAY. Even if this movie sucks to high heaven, if it gets me season 1 on Blu-Ray, I will love it forever.

I have to say, though, that the backlash of "how can you spend money on something so frivolous when you could donate it to charity" is beyond ridiculous. Like seriously? THAT'S your argument? Because pretty much every single person in the entire world is guilty of buying things that are not a) shelter, b) food, c) clothes, which means it's now you against the world (except you're probably guilty of it too, so HELLO, hypocrite!).

Also, I love this fandom a whole hell of a lot, even if the show did crash and burn, so seeing all the old faces again has been wonderful.




In other news, the exclusion of older fandoms has made my interest in Fandom March Madness fall to practically nothing. You know, there's a reason why those fandoms are still powerhouses after all these years - we have years of investment in them, unlike, say, 17 episodes of Joan Watson (who I'll still be voting for until the end).




I'm currently marathoning Parenthood, which is good, but not really revolutionary television watching. It's comforting background noise, though.

As for current shows, I'm loving this season of Lost Girl, I'm so happy the right person won Top Chef, The Americans continues to fascinate me every week, and even though it's only been a couple of weeks, I am so ready for Elementary to return (which I just realized it does tonight, so YAY).