Tags: christian & oliver

tv: white collar pro & con

meme answer

faninohio asked this: What 5 characters do you dislike the most in your favorite fandoms?

Thinking of 5 was pretty hard. I'm the type of person where I tend to like everyone in my fandoms. If I disliked a character a lot, I simply stop watching the show (see: Meredith, Grey's Anatomy and Marisa, The O.C.).

1. Rose Tyler, Doctor Who. Perhaps I was expecting too much considering, at that time, all I read was how awesome and wonderful Rose was and Rose+Doctor=OTP4EVA!!!!! I also started in the DW fandom with Series 3 and I LOVED Martha but the constant comparison to Rose (in canon & fanon) and how no one could be as brilliant as Rose... UGH UGH UGH. But really, Rose grated on my nerves. I hated how she treated Mickey. I hated how cliquey the Doctor & her got, like they knew they were awesome and let us make you feel like an outsider with our cute little inside jokes and whatnot. And then fact that RTD just wouldn't let her go! I also don't get the appeal of Billie Piper. At all.

2. Castiel, Supernatural. This is more of a 'too much of a good thing'. I liked Castiel at first. But then he kept coming back, more and more frequently until he was made a series regular! But I think what got to me the most was the fandom. For a fandom that constantly harps on SPN for being misogynistic, it sure loves to hate 99.9% of the female characters -- "I don't want no stupid female to come between Dean & Sam!! This show is about brothers!" -- but introduce a good-looking male portrayed by an actor who enjoys playing up to the fandom, the chorus of "OMG Dean/Castiel is soooo hawt! Sam who? Get rid of Sam, we want our D/C!!!!" really annoyed me.

3. Uther Pendragon, Merlin. It said "your favourite fandoms" and Merlin is one of my faves. So, if I had choose someone, it would be Uther. His "all magic is evil and must be destroyed" stance is getting tired and old. There hasn't been a lot of growth/progression with this character over the last 2 seasons. Here's hoping for S3.

4. Rebecca, Oli/Christian fandom. This character is just plain annoying. Her insipid crush on Christian was stupid and lame. Most of the blame goes to the writers -- if one character falls in love with another character who is already in a relationship, then one would expect a storyline involving a love triangle or evil!third party trying to break up established couple or something. This is a soap opera after all. But none of those things happened with Rebecca. She just mooned over Christian for months on end. Booooooooring.

5. Kate, White Collar. We never found out much about Kate so I never understood why Neal would risk so much her. Why were they even in relationship? And then the show blew her up. Buh-bye.


Something different from the preceding fandom rant-age. Have some happy, my fellow DOWs! Video of Zac's Details photoshoot:

vl: ollian bathtub

gays of our lives convention

This past weekend was the Gays of Our Lives convention in NYC bringing together actors who are currently or have worked on a gay storyline in soap operas and the like. The big draw were the actors from the German soaps. Attendance was maxed out at 80 which was great cause you were able to get lots of facetime with the actors if you wanted.

Trying to save some money, I decided to take the bus to NYC. Never again, my friends. Never again. 10-11 hours, trying to sleep in a full bus, didn't work out so well for me. I got a bit of motion sickness on the way down. Left Friday night and arrived in NYC @ 6:30am with nothing to do but walk around as the day's activities didn't start until 11am. As a result, I was in no mood to mingle -- I was tired, I was hungry but too damn tired/lazy to get up and get food, my contacts were killing me so I had to switch to glasses. I was just cranky lol. Ate dinner at the hotel and I crashed so never made it to the party that night.

I was in a much better mood on Sunday (amazing what a solid 9 hours of sleep can do) so my goal was try and get pictures with all the actors. Why not, right? This will most likely never happen again. Mission accomplished \o/ except for Scott Evans who didn't come to the Sunday brunch :(.

As I had the afternoon to kill, I decided to check off an item on my lifelist and see a Broadway show. Stood in line Sunday morning for a hour at the discount ticket booth in Times Square and got a great seat for Next to Normal. Some of the original actors already left but Alice Ripley, who plays the mother & won the 2009 Tony, was still there and she was fantastic. The show is brilliant and I had tears streaming down my face through almost the whole thing lol.

After the show, still had about 90 mins to spare so headed on over to 5th Avenue and started walking. It must've been fate cause just as I was about to turn around and start heading towards Penn Station, I found the Prada store. They didn't have the handbag I had my eye on but evil saleslady was evil and pulled out this bag from the back.

This was the best I could find but it doesn't do the bag justice. It's much cuter in RL. And picture it without the strap cause I won't be using it. I love the blue. It's not leather (yes, I just paid a lot of money for designer nylon... again) but Prada leather bags are just a tad out of my price range. I'll have to slowly work my way up lol.

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vl: ollian kiss

this is why i love german soap operas

Preview for today's episode -- Deniz & Roman (DeRo) from Alles was zahlt (All That Matters)

Hands down, the hottest love scene I've seen on a soap opera, gay or straight. UNF. THE TONGUE-FLICK. THE RETURN OF THE ESKIMO KISS.

I knew of DeRo way back when I first started watching Ollian on VL but I also knew that their story didn't have a happy ending. I didn't want to invest all that time watching youtube clips when I knew the couple would breakup. Now they're going for round 2 and I'm tagging along for the ride. This is a soap after all so I know that happy endings = boring (case in point: the VL writers still don't know what to do with Ollian). I've also found that AWZ is a lot more campy fun than VL, there's lots of semi-naked guys and shots of Roman's naked ass. What's not to love?

On this side of the pond, today is the day Oliver comes out to his roommates on OLTL \o/ I think we're going to be seeing Kyle torn between Oliver and Nick and oh, it's going to be good.

The moral of the story? The way to get me to watch your soap is to introduce a hot gay couple LOL
vl: thore

random things of happiness

* It's the first day of Spring!! \o/ It's a bit chilly outside but the sun is shining and I haven't worn a coat for the past 3 days.

* I am currently in 3rd place in our firm's March Madness pool. And I picked the same winner - North Carolina - as President Obama.

* Eating Smarties for breakfast. Don't judge - I'm hungry and it's a 5 minute drive to the nearest Tim Horton's so Smarties from the vending machine it is.

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* Still liking Castle. The show itself is average but damn, Fillion looks gorgeous! And I am that shallow that I will continue to watch.

* Video of AfterElton's interview with Jo Weil & Thore Scholermann (Olli/Christian) while they were at Whistler for WinterPride. EEEEEEEEE THEY'RE IN MY COUNTRY, WAVING MY FLAG!!!! :D THEY ARE JUST SOOOOO CUTE AND ADORABLE AND I WANNA SQUISH THEM.

Audio isn't great cause they had to change the location at the last minute. Man, I wish I was there. Damn Whistler for being on the other side of the country!

* TGIF!! Which doesn't really mean anything to me since I'm working tomorrow anyway but still! Friday! Maybe I'll actually leave the office before 8pm tonight. Of course, it will help if I actually did some work so I can leave at a reasonable time so yeah, going to do that right now.
seeker: forehead kiss

hello, shiny new fandom

I have a shiny new fandom to play with and it's called Legend of the Seeker (based on the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind).  I like new fandoms *nods*
It's got CUTE BOY! in leather with SWORD-TWIRLING!! (man, I love sword-twirling and in ep6 I got shirtless sword-twirling, w00t!) and PRETTY LADY! who has flowing hair and a magical white gown that never seems to get dirty and is a KICKASS FIGHTER!! \o/ Not heavy on the slash but that's cool. There's Merlin for that ;) This show fits right in there with Merlin and Robin Hood. Cheesy but fun. It's been compared to Xena/Hercules but I never watched those shows so can't say if that's accurate.

The amount of times the words "seeker" and "prophecy" and "destiny" have been used so far is LOL-worthy and I've only seen 7 eps! "Are you the seeker? The prophecy is true?" "You ARE the seeker and it's your destiny!" "I am the seeker!" "He's the seeker! Kill him!" LOL

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Craig Horner, the lead, is Australian but he uses an American accent in the show. Who made that stupid decision?

Fandom bonus: the show has already been renewed for a 2nd season so there's more sword-twirling goodness to come!!

In other fandom happy news -- Olli FINALLY returns to VL today and my favourite soap couple will be back together again!! I need to go check YouTube to see if the clip is up!

Sad fandom news -- RIP Kim Manners. You are missed. :(
torchwood: ianto

made it home in the snow *sigh of relief*

Damn, driving in snow is not my idea of fun. Especially when the roads/highways are covered so it becomes "let's make our own lanes!" time. I'm pretty sure that for a good chunk of Hwy 427, I was half-on the shoulder but hey, I was just following the car in front of me.

Vancouver SPN convention in August! I'm thinking of going. I'm already planning on going to the Chicago con but how can I miss a SPN con in my home country?! I wonder how the pricing is going to work. Are they going to jack up the prices "for the foreign exchange"? On the other hand, I'm assuming the guys will already be in town for shooting so transportation costs will be minimal. What am I saying? This is Creation we're talking about. I'm sure they'll have an excuse ready.

In other Vancouver-related news, my 2 favourite German soap actors -- Jo and Thore from VL -- will be in Whistler this February for Winterpride 2009. And omg I so want to go cause when will I ever get this chance again? Why oh why did it have to be on the other side of the country? For now, I'm waiting to see their schedule. I do know they're going to be at this one event but it takes place on the Thursday night so that's out for sure. In the meantime, I've already checked flights, you know, just in case ;)

New Merlin moodtheme \o/

I keep seeing the happy meme on my f-list so I thought I would share this video my co-worker showed me the other day. The combination of the boy's accent, his facial expressions and the timing of the baby's laughter makes the whole thing so adorable and hilarious. So far, this video has almost 69 million views. Introducing Charlie and his big brother:

sn: j2 & derby

ow ow ow

~ MY SHOES ARE KILLING ME!! THE PAIN. And they are not even new shoes but I haven't worn them in a long time. I can feel the blisters forming. All my co-workers asked me if something is wrong cause I'm seriously limping and now they are mocking me! If I could walk around the office in my barefeet, I totally would. Gonna have to take a taxi home cause there is no way I can walk it. Even walking to the subway station would be too much, it's that bad. I am so lame.

~ As seen all over my f-list: When you see this, post another Supernatural quote in your lj.

Dean: Do I look like Paris Hilton?
~ Speaking of SPN, I'll be missing the premiere with the TO fen cause I'll be at the first NKOTB concert in 15 years!! *SQUEE*

~ My Christian & Oliver obsession is rolling along. Not only am I fully caught up on all 109 YouTube clips (and eagerly waiting for updates), I have also ripped & saved every single one of them for personal viewing. That's not too much is it? :D I also have the urge to make screencaps. Lots of screencaps. Maybe next week after all the hoopla has died down. Collapse )

~ Y'all know the Katy Perry song "I Kissed a Girl"? Cobra Starship did their own version called "I Kissed a Boy" and it's AWESOME.

~ This Sunday is my brother, Andy & Pearl's wedding ceremony. Their 3rd & last one, yay!  Dress & shoes have been purchased. Actually, I ended up with 2 dresses. The first one is blue & gold which I was kinda iffy about but after talking with Pearl, I bought a black dress which I think fits me better. I mentioned back in my Taiwan post that Pearl & Andy did these "glamour shots" and I finally got my hand on the digital copies so now I'm sharing with you guys. :) Collapse )

Wow, this post ended up a lot longer than planned.
singer: nkotb

guilty pleasures

eeeeeee The New Kid's CD has been leaked and I listened to it this morning and holy colloborations (with Ne-yo and Akon and PCD and Lady Gaga) and it's cheesy but I don't care cause it's the New Kids!!!!!

Christian & Oliver on the German soap, Verbotene Liebe.  I remember reading about this couple months back, comparing them to the Noah & Luke storyline on As the World Turns.  This past weekend, a kind soul on my f-list supplied a link to a YouTube channel that had the entire Christian & Oliver storyline with subtitles over 98 videos (and counting!) so I started watching and yea, I'm hooked.  =)  It's a bit strange watching only a specific storyline cause other characters will just flit in & out or other storylines get mentioned but it's all good.  I was surprised at how much English is incorporated in their speech but from reading some stuff on-line, I gather this is common in Europe.  I'm only 23 videos in and I haven't looked into the fandom at all (still debating on that one) but it's so nice discovering something new.

I'm suffering from Olympic withdrawal.  Is it February 12, 2010 yet?

Drew survives another week on Canadian Idol, yay!  My 5 minutes of power voting last week really paid off LOL  How do people vote for the entire 2 hours?  I can't do it.  I'm hoping for a Drew/Theo final 2 with Theo winning.

Off to Las Vegas for Labour Day weekend with  bauersgirl  tomorrow morning!  Need to catch the airport bus at 5 am -- let's hope I wake up in time.  Haven't packed a thing yet, either.