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I haven't posted in over a month and the sad thing is that I still don't feel like I have anything to post about. But I'm going to give it a try nonetheless, because this is getting ridiculous.



My Year in Entertainment
I'm trying for the 100 / 100 / 100 trifecta this year. That is: 100 movies watched, a 100 television seasons completed, 100 books read. I'm totally counting rereads/rewatches or I'd never make it in a million years. So far I'm doing pretty good on the books and movies front (13 books read, 9 movies watched), but the TV seasons category is probably not going to start paying serious dividends until all the May season finales.



Capping
Last year I tried to get back into capping, and I must say, it's paying off this year. Over my holiday/Christmas I capped the first discs of three of my DVD sets:




And I also started my Farscape rewatch (now stalled) by capping the first six episodes of season 1.



I Shop, Therefore I Am
I've been spending TONS of money this month. Most of it came from Christmas/birthday money, so it's not too bad (my favorite purchase was a Global chef's knife. Cost me my parents a fortune, but soooo worth it. Damn, but a good knife will just make your day when you're cooking), except that last night at three am I went on a spending spree at various online clothes stores. Collapse )



I Watch TV, Therefore I Am
At least, that's how it used to be, but while I'm liking a lot of stuff, I'm obsessive about nothing right now. The closest I get is Fringe, but it's been so long since we've had a new episode that it's not at the forefront of my mind at the moment.

Recently, I have watched:





So that's the state of me. I'll try not to crawl into a hole for another month. If I could only find the inspiration to picspam...
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Meme on a Saturday afternoon

Stolen from cal_turner:

List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it. Let's see who has what!



#1-9
21 Jump Street (seasons 1-3)
30 Rock (season 1)
4400, The (season 1)

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Also, I just finished Being Human, and I started capping as I watched with the second episode, so here are those caps if anyone's interested.




I upgraded to Firefox 3.6 the other day, and I love the personas thing. Right now I'm using the Windows 7 one because I love the colors, but I'll probably switch it before too long to something else.
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pretty!

I just wasted away most of my evening at Lovely Package. Collapse )

I also uploaded a bunch of icons and bought a crapload of DVD sets (Life s2, HIMYM s4, Terminator: TSCC s2, Fringe s1, Middleman, Criminal Minds s1, Dollhouse s1, Twin Peaks s1-2, The Big Bang Theory s1 and probably a few more I'm forgetting). Let me just say that my wallet is hurting pretty badly right now. But retail therapy has done me a world of good, so there is that. =)

Glee is imminent! And I couldn't be happier about it, even though I just can't seem to find it in me to 'ship Rachel/Finn, which seems to be the predominant pairing. And I finally realized that it's because, aside from finding Finn pretty boring, I just don't think he's a very good singer, and the very idea that he's even close to the same league as Rachel, talent-wise, is pretty laughable to me. BUT, there has only been one episode, so I'm willing to let them (and him) win me over.
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miscellanea

I feel like I hardly have enough going on right now to cobble together one entry. Let's see if this list of Things Going On Right Now proves me wrong:


  1. I'm siiiiiick. Ugh, I hate it so much. At least I'm over the hump (I think). From now on it'll just be a few weeks of coughing, sneezing and general mucus issues. Lovely!

  2. I'm currently translating season 2 of The Office, which is having the effect of making me fall in love with the show again. Not the new episodes (unfortunately), but I'd forgotten how much I loved it back in the day - and how much better Michael was before he became this caricature of a person. Collapse )

  3. As per usual, I'm watching lots of TV. *is currently at 332 episodes watched* Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse )

  4. Today I got an email from Amazon.co.uk, informing me that the Pushing Daisies season 2 DVDs will be released on May 25th. I preordered that puppy so fast heads were spinning. Even though I still haven't watched the last aired episode (I don't want to be out of episodes to watch!), I think that three months gives me enough time to come to terms with watching the end of the series. *sniff*

  5. I've been making icons that I'm not hating on entirely. I'm not loving them either, but I consider this a definite step up from the months and months and months of crap.

  6. Oscar night, huh? For once, I've actually seen quite a few of the movies. Still can't bring myself to care very much. I mean, it's not as if it's the Emmys, which has just become a farce, but I just don't feel the Oscars are all that much more relevant at this point.

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Spree-ful

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Also, the weather is gorgeous, I just went miniature golfing with some friends (and won!), tomorrow I'm having a get-together with my co-workers (which is actually a lot of fun when you hardly ever see them) and Friday is a national holiday.

Huh. 2008. Being happy. I never would have thought to put those two things together. ;-)



Also, I've halfheartedly started on another picspam, this time with John & Aeryn kissing. Collapse )

One of these days, I really need to finish all those picspams I've been working on. I've got about five that are in various stages of completion. The next installment of the Aeryn picspam is almost finished, but I Just. Can't. Finish. It. I have to clue why.
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site unseen

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Last week, for the first time in several years, I actually entered an icon challenge. I don't even know what came over me, I was just journal-hopping and suddenly I had Photoshop open and was making challenge icons. Don't know if it'll be a regular thing, but I had fun!




Another thing I've been doing since I last posted is working on my galleries.

I've got a new look (well, as for right now, it's only the Dexter gallery, since I've been working out some kinks).

The main thing I've been trying to do is to resize the fullsize images on the intermediate image page using html, and I finally got it working! I am NOT using intermediate pictures. If you right-click and view the image on that page, or if you save it to your hard drive, you'll get the fullsized one.

Personally, I always copy the image and paste it into Photoshop when I make icons, and I've been trying to find a way of not having to use an intermediate picture, but still being able to see the whole thing without the need to scroll sideways. As it turns out, the theme I'm using also meant some restrictions, so I ended up resizing the images to fit the gallery width so it didn't start looking weird.

If you absolutely hate it, you can always change the theme by adding ?theme=water_drop (my old theme) to the url. Otherwise, you'd better get used to it because I'm slowly changing all my galleries over to the new theme. Except I'll probably do something different for vm-caps.

Also, what do you guys think of the film strip showing seven images? I feel like I get lost with so many there, maybe five is enough?
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Iiiiinteresting....

So, apparently this is happening. Hmmm, I'm not quite sure what to think, because I doubt many - if any - shows will be able to regroup enough to be able to put out any more episodes this season anyway. And I know Bryan Fuller has already said that there probably wouldn't be more episodes even if the strike was resolved soon. But still, good news for the summer fare, right? If it works out, that is. *crosses fingers*



Considering my own fannish status when it comes to FNL (which is to say: virtually non-existent), I'm surprised I haven't seen the more active fans mentioning this. Again, a rumor, but it made me hopeful that maybe we'd get other early releases. Personally, I'm practically drooling at the thought of Pushing Daisies DVD caps.



Speaking of DVD caps, some new uploads:


Movies
Little Voice

The West Wing
7x14 - Two Weeks Out
7x15 - Welcome to Wherever You Are
7x16 - Election Day Pt. I
7x17 - Election Day Pt. II*

*the caps haven't finished uploading quite yet, so they're not there right at this very moment. DONE!


Things I have learned today: when your eyes are already irritated, capping Election Day Pt. II does NOTHING to help alleviate the situation. In spite of this, I think I'll be continuing to cap the rest of season 7 for the next few days. Just not right now because I prefer being able to see when I cap. What can I say? I'm quirky that way.
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sick, sick, sick

Most of you seem to be only too happy that 2007 is but a memory, but I actually had a pretty good year. However, if the first two days of 2008 are any indication, this year will not be so good.

It started at four am on New Year's Eve, as I in vain tried to sleep while my neighbors cranked their karaoke machine up to the highest setting. Now, I like to think I'm a pretty tolerant neighbor, and had it just been music I wouldn't have minded, but being tortured with drunken and inept singers at four am is just not fun.

Then on New Year's Day I wake up with a cold. This cold stayed with me throughout all of yesterday and today, today with the added bonus of a pounding headache!

2008 can start getting better any minute now. *taps foot impatiently*




My one and only resolution this year is to read more. I'm going to try to read 50 books, but that's not the resolution - reading is. Last year my resolution wasn't to watch 100 movies, it was learning to like movies again (which I think I did).

I've seen people posting their books/movies/tv show lists public, but I've privated mine, and I'll make it public at the end of the year, just like last year. Unless people are wildly curious about what I'm up to?

The whole "watch 500 episodes" thing is kind of laughable to me, though, because I watched 83 full seasons of shows, and if I estimated an average of 18 episodes per season, that's still almost 1500 episodes in one year. In other words, I won't be counting episodes. I'm not sure the entry wouldn't max out on characters before the six-month mark.

I spent part of New Year's Eve putting my DVDs - which had been scattered all over my apartment - in order (to get a fresh start for the new year). Then I took pictures, because I'm thinking if I ever have to put in an insurance claim for all these DVDs, no one's going to believe me if I don't have proof.

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