Holy shit.

Jan. 7th, 2011 01:06 am
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Dude. I am writing this epic short story right now. I actually didn't set out meaning to either. See, I'm trying to either work with or officially discard all of my ideas I've had kicking around for ages now and one of those is what this story started out as. Initially, it was a poem but I realized that I just had way too many ideas to cram into a poem. So then I started a story which I got about three pages into before completely overhauling. Right now it's sitting at five pages and I'd say I'm maybe halfway done with it though I feel like I could possibly go way longer. See, I realized that I've actually had these characters in my head for ages now and it just took me vomiting out a few lines onto a page to remember every single thing about them. And now I've got a ridiculously fleshed-out main character, with an entire detailed back story, from two half-assed stanzas of a poem. It is craziness. But it also makes sense. I think I've been wanting to write this story for a long time. I was just afraid to tackle it because, well, I'll say this much about it: the main character is deaf. And I have next to no first hand experience with what it is like to be deaf so I'm kind of winging it and hoping it rings true. It's also in the present tense which I very rarely do these days (okay, that's a lie, a lot of my recent poems and short stories are in present tense but, somehow, this feels different though I can't pinpoint how), especially at such length, but it's working really, really well. It's giving it an interesting vibe. I am excited. But I think I have to stop for now because I am exhausted. Hopefully, though, I can get the rest of it out before I run out of steam.

Also, speaking of writing, I've been working on my NaNo novel a lot recently after leaving it alone for awhile and that's going pretty well too. Of course, at the moment, it's been pushed to the side for this current story but not for lack of ideas or drive. I think I'll be able to jump right back into it when the time comes. The only problem is that, at this point, I'm pretty much writing it back to front. As in, I have a very solid beginning that I wrote in November and a nearly solid ending that I've been writing over the past few weeks but a practically non-existent middle. So we shall see how that all resolves itself. Right now, I have to go to bed or something. Though I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep. I feel all jittery and exhilarated now.

Here's a little something to thank you for your time. I dunno. I watched this episode the other day and died laughing at this bit, though I didn't remember it from my first viewings at all. It probably works better if, you know, you actually understand what's going on. It's just the Doctor being his usual nerdy, over-analyzing, awkward self.

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This is going to be an entry full of random, lulzy things.

First and foremost, this has to be the best thing I have ever seen:

I can't decide what's funnier: the huge ass gun, the expression on his face, the caption, or the fact that he couldn't be photoshopped on a more inappropriate body because it's about three times bigger than his in real life. All of it has me cracking up. I love stalking the Ben Whishaw posts on ONTD because they are so full of similar hilarity.

ILU, Ben, but what are these pictures (though all of the pictures, not just his, are fucking atrocious - those ones of Matt Goode and some other actor I've never heard of are terrible)?!? Random shot of his chin and hands covered with black paint? Sporting a completely ridiculous top hat? Being totally shirtless which he should never, ever be unless there's an acting-related reason? (I'm sorry, I love him for many reasons but his skinny naked body is not one of them - I prefer his scrawniness clothed, thank you very much.) Also, in the interview, talking about his part in The Tempest: "I was naked apart from a little jockstrap, my eyebrows were shaved off, and I was given breasts and enormous wings." UM WUT?!? THIS DOES NOT SOUND SEXY ENOUGH TO PLEASE ME! IT'S NOT LIKE HE DOESN'T LOOK EFFEMINATE ENOUGH ALREADY - NO, LET'S GIVE HIM FAKE BREASTS! WTF.

Ahem. In other cute actor news, just finished watching Adam. It was pretty typical and predictable and felt way too much like an educational program about Asperger's at times but I still liked it. BECAUSE OHMAGAH CUTENESS OVERLOAD. How can you not love something with this in it?

ADORABLE! Also, his acting was pretty impressive even though I noticed his American accent was off at times. Rose Byrne and her extremely screechy voice kind of annoyed me though. Maybe if she would have toned down that screech a few octaves; I always felt like she was yelling at me. And I cried, like, three times 'cause I'm a big ol' sap. And I also appreciated the fact that it didn't end with the two of them having some tearful reunion because I was expecting it probably would. Basically, it wasn't really THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME but it wasn't terrible and I kind of just want to own it so I can see Hugh Dancy's adorable face whenever I please. That's reaching Whishaw levels of creepy obsession, isn't it? Yikes.

Also, we were going through a bunch of old family photos earlier today (or I guess yesterday now) and I came across this one of me at about five looking totally FIERCE in my pink Power Rangers shirt.


I was such an adorable little kid. What happened?

Edit: Oh my God, Rose Byrne's natural voice is so much more pleasant to listen to. Also, I didn't know she was British too Australian. Apparently the Brits non-Americans can play Americans better than us these days.
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This is several months old but I found it while Google Image searching him. And it greatly amused me. Especially the fact that 75% of the comments keep going on about how he looks a teenager and then the last person to comment is all "O HAI GUISE HE'S ACTUALLY 30 MMKAY". Funny stuff.

Here is a nicer (and less naked) picture of him for your time:

FAVE! <3

P.S. Epperson's Emerson's (Did I really just type Epperson? Really?!? Has it been so long since Pushing Daisies was cancelled that I've forgotten the characters' names? Or maybe I've just got Project Runway on the brain.) amusement gets me every time! Major LULZ! I need to go to bed.

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Dude, my top thirty overall artists chart on Last.fm is so hot right now. Seriously.

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I just don't understand Tori being so high. I mean, I feel like I've barely listened to her at all in the past year. I guess it's just because she has so many songs that they start to add up after awhile. Everything else is A+ though. I want the Decemberists to be higher but almost all of those plays are within the last three months so it'll definitely happen eventually. I also think Copeland is a little too high considering, in my opinion, You Are My Sunshine completely owns everything else they've ever done backwards and forwards, and that playcount kinda makes it seem like I love them a lot more than I actually do since they're as high as other artists whose entire catalogues I adore. But I don't mind that much because YAMS is just that goddamn amazing. And holla at No Doubt! Since they've reunited, I've been hearing all this No Doubt on the radio and seeing their videos on TV and it is awesome. They fill me with such nostalgia and happiness and besides, they are basically one of the most amazing bands ever.

Anyway, I am just being bored late at night so ignore this rather meaningless entry.

Ramble, ramble, ramble. )

One more thing. )


Feb. 1st, 2009 12:58 am
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Oh my God. I so win at Google. I just found this movie to download and I am so excited. You see, the reason these finds are so monumental for me is that apparently my Internet connection doesn't agree very well with torrents (and I'm too stupid/lazy/easily frustrated to try and make them work) and it is extremely hard to find full downloads of obscure movies and the like that are not torrents. Or maybe that's just me. But still. I am so happy! And apparently, it is a rather disturbing film. I enjoy rather disturbing films (though I mean more in the psychologically disturbing sense than in the blood-and-guts gorey disturbing sense). And as is painfully clear by now, I enjoy Ben Whishaw. Therefore, it will be totally amazing.

Also, I was trying really hard to hold out on watching that Criminal Justice miniseries until it was completely done downloading because I knew that I would get all into it and then have to agonizingly wait for the rest... but I couldn't help it. I was bored and didn't have anything better to do (or I did but they were things I really didn't want to do) and I started watching it. And now I've watched 4/5 parts and still have most of the 5th part to download and I AM SO IMPATIENT FOR IT. I've been seriously on edge for the entire thing because I feel so sorry for Ben's character (who is also named Ben... which makes it even harder to separate the actor from the character) and he's so vulnerable and scared and so much bad stuff happens to him and oh my God, I just want to give him a big hug and never let go. Anyway.

Yes. Basically, I am completely insane. I don't think I've ever been so obsessed with someone before that I've gone to so much trouble to find things they are involved in. Or well, maybe it just seems like I'm crazily obsessed because Netflix has such a small selection of his work that I have no choice but to desperately try and watch everything else through other means. No. I'm just crazily obsessed. And I'm totally okay with that. I feel like my obsession is completely justified - I mean, he's unbelievably talented and so magnetic on screen and also terribly good-looking and any person who has any taste at all would be in love with him, right? Right? This is how I get when I'm obsessed. I get to the point where I get personally offended by anyone who doesn't agree with me - but I haven't really run into much of that yet with this particular obsession so I'm good for now.

Anyway. I am starting to not make any sense (if I was ever making any in the first place). All I really wanted to do was to pat myself on the back for my mad interwebz skillz and also share these pictures that I happened across on one of my mad Googling sprees (which has sadly made up the bulk of the last couple days for me). THEY ARE SO COMPLETELY AWESOME. MY MIND IS OFFICIALLY BLOWN.

It is getting late. That's probably why I'm acting like this. I'm having, like, an insomnia-induced breakdown or something. So I should probably stop here. At this point, I fear I shall never recover from posting such pointless, asinine things and am destined to never have an intelligent thought again. My mind is just so full of fangirly feelings right now that I think I may possibly be permanently stuck this way. Stay tuned for futher developments.


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