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27 May 2008 @ 08:33 pm
speaking of fandom  
Haven't made a public/fandomy post in a while so here goes!

Has anyone ever watched that show "The Moment of Truth"? I just saw about ten minutes of it and I can't get my head around how stupid it is. For those who are unaware, here's what I understand the premise is: someone agrees to answer X number of obscenely personal questions while connected to a lie detector. The show then "randomly" selects 1/2X of those questions to ask them on air. If they answer everything honestly (and basically don't chicken out by refusing to answer or lying) they get half a mill. Questions include "have you cheated on your current girlfriend?" and other life-shattering inquiries. I just... I don't get it. Okay, so you could win half a million (before taxes) -- but you also potentially destroy all your interpersonal relationships. Why? Why? And of course the audience boos angrily whenever someone answers "yes" to a bad question, and of course there's a woman who goes "THAT ANSWER IS ... [insert unneccessarily long pause for dramatics].... TRUE..." and of course the show picks all the questions where the answer was embarassing.

Did I mention I hate reality TV and game shows?

Except The Mole. Fuck yes, the Mole was so awesome.

What else? For anyone who's seen Hairspray or had to listen to the credits music constantly for five months and watches Doctor Who: this is so comically appropriate.

Also the first chapter of Breaking Dawn is failtastic. All I want from Breaking Dawn now is for Jacob and Tanya to hook up and be totally awesome, leaving Edward and Bella to wallow in their failure marital bliss. And lawl, northern Canada. Sup Jake?

Whatever muse I once had has apparently died a violent death. It's like pulling teeth to write five coherent sentences, I swear. It's basically to the point I don't even want to write. I don't know, but it sucks. I also fail at writing commitments because of it -- I didn't finish anythingbutgrey's birthday fic on time, I've owed pirate_smile a letter for like ninety years, and I only just finished the letter I've owed latine for one hundred years. Not to mention Silly Love Songs is rolling in a pit of failure, haha.

I also mean to write a Harry/Hermione fic for afterthree's "someting unexpected" challenge, because coming from me there's nothing more unexpected than an uncanon shippy fic about the Trio, wtf.

Anyway, in the spirit of attempting to kick myself into gear, here's a meme:

Reply with a character or pairing i'm familiar with and i'll write a few sentences of fic.

Note the "few sentence" part; I promise nothing complete or whole in any form, I just kinda wanna... force myself to write stuff. Yeaah. And if you happen to give me a Twilight pairing, please note that I have never, ever written Twilight before because that would mean I'd have to actually put thought into Smeyer's characters.
 
 
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alba_holly: dressed upalba_holly on May 28th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
I hate most reality TV shows. I feel like they are bringing TV down.

Breaking Dawn fails at life. The whole time I read it all I wanted to do was punch something. I have no idea why these books are so popular.

And for the meme: Jim/Pam.
Kali: jim/pam_thirty2flavors on May 28th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm the same. My hatred is intense and almost irrational, ha.

Omfg I know. I can't even explain it because I will read Breaking Dawn, if only to know what everyone on my flist is talking about, but it's literally just... so... bad.

Jim/Pam, you say? It'll be a challenge as I've never written Office fic before.
Lizbazcat89 on May 28th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
Omg that youtube video. Just...wow. How do you find this stuff? Honestly...I still like the satge version of that song better, though.

Hmm...gee, I wonder what pairing I'm going to ask you to write? Hmm.....R/Hr plzkthx.
Kali: bitches are crazy_thirty2flavors on May 28th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
It's called... being bored and spending an inordinate amount of time on youtube? LIRL I've spent even MORE time there since Facebook got boring and UR slowed down so much. Then it's like, one video leads to another leads to another leads to Lion King with Doctor Who sounds dubbed over. LIRL

And believe it or not, tat video is actually slightly logical if you've seen the show. Slightly.

Hahaha R/Hr. THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: THE PRIMARY CANON SHIP.
(no subject) - bazcat89 on May 28th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Sharon: stock - smile smile smilelatine on May 28th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Jacob/Tanya and...

Dorea/Charlus

Big surprise there, huh?
christycorr on May 28th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Jack/Rose/Ten! *smirks*
cleansweep7: TARDIScleansweep7 on May 28th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
That Master video is so full of win, I can hardly breathe. John Simm set to Hairspray is wrong in the best way. You'd never think he actually danced so much in the actual episods. hah.

Though I'm new here....would you write a bit of Remus/Tonks? :D
Kali: rose tyler - defender of the earth_thirty2flavors on May 28th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
I know, isn't it great? Who knew an anti-prejudice song would be so appropriate for a megalomaniac alien.

Sure! Honestly that's the easiest pairing anyone's given me so far, so well done, lol.
🌹: Johnny - on Oprahla_petite_singe on May 28th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
WORD, yes, I hate reality shows too. ...Well, I don't hate the purposefully-cheesy ones. Like, you're allowed to be bad if you're aware of your badness and you're sort of cheeky about it, like Tila Tequila and stuff. But I enjoy those ironically. And I love Jeopardy and the Feud, but they're classics. No other game shows. >_____>

Wait, is that the last Twilight book? Or does the last one come out later this summer? I'm very out of it when it comes to them. ;)

And I def. know what you mean about the writers'-block-type stuff. D: D:
Kali: edward/bella_thirty2flavors on May 30th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Ironic TV shows are always fun; it's why I watch Degrassi. Game shows can be tolerable but boring in my opinion (like Jeopardy) or just downright terrible, and this one definitely is downright terrible.

Breaking Dwan is the last Twilight book, yeah, and it comes out later this summer, but the first chapter is in the "special edition" of the previous book, and the special edition just got leaked. Yep.

UGH WRITER'S BLOCK IS TERRIBLE.
Jeanne "dancing in the" d'Arc: Jamie Potz.rose_dawson on May 28th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Dobby/Winky. Or Dobby/Harry. Or Dobby/Ron. Or anyone with Dobby.
Lexilexith on May 28th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Let's see some SIRIUS/REMUS

OR

Voldemort/Dumbledore
Kali: oh it's already been brought_thirty2flavors on May 30th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
F U

Also my Sirius/Remus will be so great the security toads won't even know what to do wiht themselves.
Manon: hgkissharryginny on May 28th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
OMG I KNOW RIGHT?!
i read it because my sister, who loves the books, said it was like a badly written fanfic. I actually laughed while reading it. i mean, she actually WROTE SIGH? not as in...she sighed, but as in. blabhabla. sigh
i had to laugh so hard when i read that. This book is gonna suck so much

&that show does sound ridiculous
is the mole that there is a group of people who have to do all these tasks to collect money and theres one person who has to sabotage it? because we have that here too and its freakin' awesome. The only reality shows i watch are americas next top model (because of all the drama) & project runway (make it work!)
Kali: last of the time lords_thirty2flavors on May 28th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
I grow quite weary of Bella's fanficcy, pretentious internal monologue, too. Breaking Dawn IS gonna suck.

AND YES THAT'S THE MOLE, HAHAHA, I love that show. At the moment I don't watch any reality TV shows but when the Mole comes back I'm totally watching it.
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haleathearthaleatheart on May 28th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
that video was so funny omg thats for posting it i got a good laughout out of it.

I loved the part about bella's new car and her happy place in the BD chapter
Kali: rose tyler - defender of the earth_thirty2flavors on May 30th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
Hahaha no problem, I figured someone else would get a good laugh out of it.

I found it hilarious that Edward bought her the most secure car he could think of, though I would have preferred it if Smeyer had just stopped with the line about him having a laugh with his brothers, rather than her delving into the Edward/Bellaness of it all.
(no subject) - haleatheart on May 30th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
e.: actor; steven strait bitteredenerade on May 28th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
omg i loved the mole too i was so pissed when it was axed >:(
Kali_thirty2flavors on May 28th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
OMG THERE'S TOTALLY A NEW SEASON THIS YEAR LIRLLL I haven't seen the commercials but my friends have and I saw something about it online.

too bd Anderson Cooper is too busy being a srs bsnss reporter now to host hilarious reality tv shows.
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Tracey: DW - Can't save the world w/o caffeinetraceria on May 28th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOURD. That was awesome! The Master was probably one of my favorite villains if only for his lines and their delivery (obviously, it's much more than that but...well...for brevity's sake), but this was simply priceless! Thanks for sharing (and I assure you, I'll be passing along the Doctor Who/Hairspray love shortly myself).

Kali: fresh prince of gallifrey_thirty2flavors on May 28th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
The Master was completely hilarious. I'm kind of inclined to rewatch those episodes just for his sheer badassery, because at the time I think I was too distracted to appreciate it fully. The video itself just never fails to entertain me -- I was lost 'till I heard the drums then I found my way? Awesome.
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kirreakirrea on May 28th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
LIRL, can you do Grindelwald/Dumbly love?
Kali: oh it's already been brought_thirty2flavors on May 28th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
I love how some of you are intentionally picking difficult pairings.

Even though I think Id di the same thing to Sara. OOPS.
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Austinjohnmayergirl23 on May 29th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Let's see, Kali...what would be a challenge for you? Nothing too hard (Dumbledore/Lemon Drops) or too easy (Lily/James)

How about some Dramione? Or Draco/Ginny. Something you don't normally do. Your choice of the two!

(This is also a challenge for me, seeing as I hate reading both of those pairings. =])
Kali: ten/rose_thirty2flavors on May 30th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
Draco/Ginny it is. Dramione makes baby Jesus cry.

Hahaha! Way to request something you don't even want.
dianaprallondianaprallon on May 29th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Maybe Lucius/Narcissa?

Or Voldemort/Bella. *laughs*
Kali: bitches are crazy_thirty2flavors on May 30th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
Y'know, both of those are interesting, actually. Not sure which one will end up getting done.