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Epiphany is just like any other day...

...except you get to have the day off. So I took a drive and ended up at Drottningholm. Collapse )

Afterwards I went grocery shopping and in the fifteen minutes I was in the store it had gotten dark and started snowing quite heavily. While it's been pretty damn cold lately, we've hardly had any snow. I am not looking forward to digging out my car tomorrow morning.



On a whim, I started keeping track of the TV episodes I've watched this year, and right now I'm at 28. If this keeps up I'll have absolutely no problem reaching 1000 episodes. In fact, I'd probably clear 2000 with a comfortable margin. Yikes!

And I haven't even watched Jon and Stephen yet! (I kinda forgot that for pretty much everyone else, this is just another ordinary day.) And I'm in the middle of yet another episode of Grand Designs. I'll top at least 30 before the day is over. IN SIX DAYS. And I'm not even counting the two TV episodes I watched while proof-reading, or the episode I translated this week.



I don't know if it's because I've been so disconnected from LJ this fall, but my only reaction to the news of the firings was that it would probably crush me to lose some of the fic that's posted here - and only here. I think I'm going to have to go find some of my faves and back them up, just in case.

That's not to say it wouldn't be devastating to lose all the people around here, but I really don't think that would happen even if the site disappeared completely (which I don't believe it will). Sooner or later, most everyone would gravitate to one place or another, and as long as you've got an email adress for at least one person you're going to be okay.
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It's never too early for basketball

I don't really post about TV anymore. I thought I'd remedy that.

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And speaking of spoilers, even though I haven't really cared about getting spoiled for anything lately, the way people keep NOT cutting for reactions and outright plot spoilers is starting to really rub me the wrong way. Not to mention the numerous uncut images, which, at the correct size I'm mostly fine with, but people are getting sloppy there too. At least learn how to resize images with the html tag if nothing else. /PSA



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Well, that was long.

The only other news I have is that I played the new MarioKart for Wii this weekend, and now my mind's definitely made up. Wii, here I come!
αΩ | Φ | nobody said it was easy

what fresh hell is this?

For the past few days, I've been trying to distract myself, and so, I've been on a bit of an organizational kick of the online variety (in other words: my apartment is still a mess. ;-).

I started by redoing my LJ layout when I found a layout I wanted to use at thefulcrum. I finally got around to enabling my mood theme again, I've missed seeing it on my journal page. Especially this mood. *points* I also made an animated text header, with Dorothy Parker quotes. Now, I'm not sure Dorothy Parker actually originated "what fresh hell is this?", but apparently it's how she used to answer her phone, which: HEEEEE!

I then updated my tags, my DVD list and my screencap posts. After shamefacedly realizing that I could only add one album for each post since my last update in November, I finally got off my butt and started capping Veronica Mars season 3. I have a feeling it's going to take me a while, but at least I'm on my way.

As for movie caps, I picked out a few movies I could see myself capping in the near future, but I'm trying to get a sense of what people would like, therefore, A POLL!

Poll #1127132 Movies

Movies you want caps of.

Becoming Jane
3(4.1%)
Blades of Glory
0(0.0%)
Center Stage
1(1.4%)
Dogma
1(1.4%)
Fargo
1(1.4%)
A Knight's Tale
3(4.1%)
The Life Aquatic
3(4.1%)
Little Voice
1(1.4%)
Night of the Comet
0(0.0%)
Out of Sight
0(0.0%)
Point Break
0(0.0%)
The Science of Sleep
1(1.4%)
Sleepless in Seattle
1(1.4%)
Sunshine
0(0.0%)
The Truman Show
4(5.4%)
αΩ | Φ | nobody said it was easy

Long Way Down!!!

You know, I thought I might have been building up the anticipation for so long that the actual show would be a letdown, BUT IT TOTALLY WASN'T. So much love that I had to picspam, even though I knew Steph would be doing the same (it's right here, by the way).

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So, I'm seeing a lot of comments about the new pop-up things. I don't get them because I have the NoScript extension installed (thank you VERY much once again, Firefox), but Teija mentioned how to disable them. I've copy-pasted the info since it's hard to rewrite it when I can't actually go and find out for myself. *g*

You can turn them off if you put up with one and use the little gear icon to mess with the options. You can't just hit 'disable,' it didn't work for me, you actually have to mess with the options. But after that it worked.


I didn't understand a word of that, but maybe those who want to get rid of it can make sense of it? Or just install NoScript or AdBlock.



I'm so freaked out by the news that there actually is going to be another X-Files movie. In spite of hoping, I never really thought they'd go through with it. Now please, just don't suck.
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See, this is why I love the Brits

Long Way Down is available for pre-order at Amazon before the show has even started airing. I'm gonna hold off on ordering for a while, see if it drops in price. (PotC: AWE dropped three pounds between the time I added it to my wish list to the time I ordered it. Which was five minutes ago. When I also ordered Becoming Jane. I have no will power whatsoever.)



I'm ridiculously behind on my 100 Movies in 2007 thing. I guess having some time while I was on vacation made me gravitate towards TV shows instead, and now I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. That said, I'm watching Zoolander right now.



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Okay, you guys, what is up with these new moods I'm getting? "*drool*, *thud*, Suicidal, On Top of the World?" Does this mean that all our old mood themes are going to be outdated/have to be redone? Because I love my AD mood theme like burning, but anniesj isn't really around these days and I doubt she's going to update it.
αΩ | Φ | nobody said it was easy

I swear, at this point I thought I was inured to their stupidity

Not so much, as it turns out.

LJ, in all likelihood, reported the two fanartists that were suspended to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as child pornographers.

I don't even know what to say anymore.

Except that thanks to missmurchison, I've now got a JournalFen account as well.



And speaking of not knowing what to say, I'm drawing a complete blank. I have NOTHING to post about. Guess I'll go watch Entourage instead. Or maybe I'll finish the Dark Angel pilot that I started (re)watching last night. Or maybe some more Avatar? OR! I could finish the second half of FNL that I never finished. Except I figure at this point I may as well wait for the DVDs, which I expect will be shipping next week.
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movies, mayhem & miscellanea

I just changed my default icon. Now, for some, that's not a big thing, but I rarely change it. I'd had the one I replaced for something like two years, and the one before that for at least one. The reason I change them so rarely is because I have to really like the icon. I don't think I've ever had a default that I haven't already had in use for at least a couple of weeks. Just to be sure.

This icon I just love more and more. Which is strange, because when I made it I wasn't at all sure about it (a sure sign I'll delete it fast. Well, not such a sure sign anymore) and even made two versions of it just in case the black border started to bug me. (It hasn't.)



I really thought that yesterday's post was going to be the fresh start after all this LJ crapola, but LJ's latest "anorexia=just striving to be thin" and "text links are cause for suspension" idiocy has just gotten me riled up again.

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Um, I also rewatched P&P again, because apparently I'm incapable of seeing any caps from that movie without rewatching it.



On the TV front, I watched the pilot of Oz, and wow, it was even more depressing than I remembered. I mean, I recognize that it's a quality show, I just don't know if it's a quality show that's for me.

I watched the first two discs of Avatar and so far, so good. There's still the animation factor, but it's engaging enough that I enjoy it nonetheless. Actually, for me it's not so much enjoyment that's a problem, because I do enjoy shows like Futurama and The Simpsons, it's the investment. I just don't get invested in animated characters. I don't know if Avatar will change that, but so far it's never happened, not even in animated movies that I watched as a child.
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Can the asshats please stand up?

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I couldn't get anything done today because the only thing that's engrossing enough to forget the above is making icons. So that's what I did. I needed to do a bunch of other stuff, but no cigar. The icons are uploaded here, as per usual. Though if you want to use the animated Colbert icon on InsaneJournal, this 92 kb version looks much nicer. Otherwise, I'm in a very Buffy mood lately, it seems. I like it! Maybe I should take this opportunity to do that rewatch I've been thinking of? =)
αΩ | † | ghost at beck and call

My (by now) regular Oh, LJ, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! update

So, LJ is once again pissing off the Harry Potter fandom. And if you want to target a fandom, lord knows that's the one that's going to get you the least amount of attention and trouble. /sarcasm

Last time, I really didn't think they would enforce their newly updated rules unless they were backed into a corner, but I was wrong. I think it's pretty obvious that they're cleaning up their site in order to make it look more appealing to investors/buyers.

So, with this in mind, I've decided that I'm going to start cross-posting to my InsaneJournal, which I prefer Collapse )

I've got a problem, though. I'm a moron and can't figure out how to add another user to Semagic. ETA: See comments on IJ mirror for tutorial link. I know how to change the server setting so I can access IJ, but I don't know how to add it as a separate account. I'm assuming this can be done? I guess it wouldn't be a hardship to do it manually considering how rarely I post, but I'd really like to have it automated if possible.

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αΩ | Φ | nobody said it was easy

It was a good day

I haven't posted much lately because I've been a bit bad-moody and I tend to overreact and say things that are best left unsaid. But today was great. Allow me to elaborate:


  1. Calling all heroes: Best of The Colbert Report! I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas...

  2. LiveJournal is giving three days free time to everyone with a paid account (because of the outtage last week). Go here to claim it. I think you had to have had a paid account at the time of the outtage, though. Offer only valid through August 6, so better do it now.

  3. Bryan Fuller talks about how the role of Chuck was written with Caroline Dhavernas in mind. Aaron and Jaye are the closest I've ever gotten to getting bitten by the incest bug, just because I love them so much every time they're on screen together, so to see them together on another show would have made my year. Unfortunately, it was not to be. (NUTS!)

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Since I last posted I've capped Shaun of the Dead and the X-Files series finale.