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I’m upset, not suicidal!!!

My thoughts on what's wrong with "Better Call Saul" in the words of Darren Franich
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I think EW might have posted a review of Better Call Saul, which pretty much sums up exactly how I feel about this show.



It's so good... yet... it's not...
It's an amazing character piece. It's wonderfully written, brilliantly acted, beautifully directed & shot... and still it feels like it is missing something. And IMO Darren Franich nailed exactly what that something is.
I'm hoping that as the show progresses it manages to iron out it's issues so it can reach the level of awesomeness I think it has. But it certainly isn't there yet.
I'm more than willing to stick it out, until it figures it out though. There's too many things they've gotten right, that give me hope these are just growing pains.




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Saw "The D.U.F.F." yesterday ...
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... and it was A!Dorable!

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Genuinely one of the best teen rom-coms I've seen in years!
It aspired to hit all the right notes of the genre from the late 90s era, and IMO did not disappoint in delivering.

Now is it as good as 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless and She's All That? I'm not 100% sure.
But it's intentions were honest, and the result excellent and I think it might have the chops to hold up in time and be able to be looked back upon with the same fondness as that lot.
Time will be the judge of that.

I suggest people go watch it and make that judgement for themselves! ;P


PS - I will say, if you're expecting anything similar to the book you will be sorely disappointed. It deviates quite a bit (more like completely), but the themes are there. And if you can approach it as a whole different entity you should be alright.




FanFic: Before, then and after.
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Title: Before, then and after.
Characters-Pairings: Marvel Cinematic Universe (also mentions & appearances of other MCU TV based characters - Clint/Natasha
Rating: PG
Summary: “Valentines Day the year before they met, the year they met, and the year after they met”
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything... I’m just a fan expressing some love.
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Authors Note #2: For the Valentines mini promptathon, in response to this comment.


BEFORE - Natasha comes to the realisation that long cons suck.Collapse )


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Watching "The Strain"
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So I've been catching up on Guillermo Del Torro's The Strain and I'm sad to say it is surprisingly mediocre... Pity... I had high hopes for it...

(Maybe I should just read the books...)

It does have a few redeeming qualities and a couple of things working in it's favour. I'll also admit it's gotten better after the midpoint. But still...
Perhaps I should lower the bar and just enjoy the campyness. *shrugs*

Also, I've seen Mia Maestro in other things, and granted I've never been whoa-ed by her, however she has always been at the very least adequate.
But OMG is she GOD AWFUL on this show. Wooden, and fake and oy! with the overacting. That her character is super, super, super annoying does not help, not one bit!!!



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RIP Richard Gilmore
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It's a sad day for Gilmore Girls fans...


Edward Herrmann, ‘Lost Boys’ Villain, Dead at 71 (Report)






Reading "The Spectacular Now"...
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...has become such a tedious task... I dunno what it is, because I like the characters and the story is actually quite okay.

I think it's the prose. The writing style is just not doing it for me I guess... I feel it's as if Veronica Roth was trying to imitate J.D. Salinger and write her version of "The Catcher in the Rye"...

I'll finish it, mind you (I'm not the type to quit a book), but it will be out of spite more than anything else.




FanFic: I have no need of apologies, for the things I don’t regret.
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Title: I have no need of apologies, for the things I don’t regret.
Characters-Pairings: Elijah, Hayley - Hayley/Elijah (The Originals)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "It is his rejection that has brought about her embarrassment. It is he, who is the cause of her pain. All this time he’s been selfish in only thinking of himself. How he feels. What he needs... So much for always protecting her."
Words: about 346
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Authors Note #2: As someone who gave up on the absurdity of TVD after mid S2 I did not have high hopes for The Originals. Glad I was wrong, because it is actually quite good. And BOY do I love Hayley/Elijah! I mean... like... yeah... Anyhoooo... This a little character study ficlet, for 1.11, from Elijah’s POV... for that scene... post that moment.
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything... I'm just a fan expressing some love.


As he pulls away he means to apologise. For what he’s nor sure.Collapse )



FanFic: 21 shots
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Title: 21 shots
Characters-Pairings: Clint, Natasha, Phil and other characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also mentions of Marvel Comic Verse characters - Clint/Natasha
Rating: PG-13
Summary: They track their history in shots.
Words: about 10650
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Authors Note #2: For the promptathon, in response to this comment.
Authors Note #3: In my headcanon, Movie!Verse Clint/Hawkeye’s marriage & divorce to Bobbi/Mockingbird was pre-Natasha. And until proven otherwise I shall be adamant about this! And yes the age difference, plus the fact that Clint seems to have been with the agency for quite some time before he met Natasha has a lot to do with me coming to this conclusion.
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything...


She screws on the silencer discreetly while she pretends to pour them another round of drinks.Collapse )


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FanFic: Denial is the best defence
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Title: Denial is the best defence.
Characters-Pairings: Clint, Natasha (MCU) and cameo by Carol Danvers (from the Comics. I need SHIELD agents to flesh out the world, kay?!) – Clint/Natasha
Rating: PG-13
Summary: “He knows exactly how uncomfortable it makes her when people care about her. And she does have a tendency to completely dismiss the fact that he is falling in love with her. He has learnt to not mind. It is easier that way after all, for both of them.”
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Authors Note #2: For the promptathon, in response to this prompt!comment.
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything... I’m just a fan expressing some love.


“Incoming,” Carol says, looking over his shoulder as he’s peeling off his boxing gloves. He turns to see what she’s talking about, and he spots Natasha walking determinately, towards the sparring mat.Collapse )


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FanFic: The wise are mightier than the strong
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Title: The wise are mightier than the strong.
Characters-Pairings: Pretty much all the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters & inspiration from other Marvel Comic Verse characters – Clint/Natasha, and a wee-bit Tony/Pepper.
Summary: “Maybe training is all I’m good for anymore: passing on my wisdom to the newer generation.”
Rating: PG-13 (I think... I suck, with ratings... Well to cover my bases, Fair Warning: there is mild language and some injuries imagery if you can’t handle it.)
Words: Approximatelly 12100 (I know! I'm just as surprised!)
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Authors Note #2: I've been thinking that it's not that crazy to believe that as Clint got older he'd pushed to training new agents. And so, I had been planning this fic, and it had been kicking around in my head for quite some time.
During the Clint/Natasha promptathon at be_compromised I came across this prompt and it somehow worked itself very nicely into the story and helped iron out a few kinks I'd come across while I was planning it out.
I do have the need to apologise to everyone, especially ashen_key, if this came out more Gen and Clint centric than Clint/Natasha, than I originally intended. However fear not, it's like soaked in Clintasha all the way to the core.
Lastly in case anybody was curious, the names of the youngsters have not been picked at random. As I mentioned above, I was inspired from other Marvel Comic Verse characters. However I’m not really familiar with them so I even though objectively they are moderated and/or AU Comic!Verse characters, they could be considered OCs in some ways too. I think using the word “inspiration” was the best way to put it. Either way it’s not something anyone should read too much into.
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything... I'm just a fan expressing some love.






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FanFic: The wise are mightier than the strong (Part 2)
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Title: The wise are mightier than the strong.
Characters-Pairings: Pretty much all the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters & inspiration from other Marvel Comic Verse characters – Clint/Natasha, and a wee-bit Tony/Pepper.
Summary: “Maybe training is all I’m good for anymore: passing on my wisdom to the newer generation.”
Rating: PG-13 (I think... I suck, with ratings... Well to cover my bases, Fair Warning: there is mild language and some injuries imagery if you can’t handle it.)
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything... I’m just a fan expressing some love.


“This is not a drill!” he yelled as he ordered them to take cover, and he wasn’t kidding.Collapse )


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FanFic: The wise are mightier than the strong (Part 1)
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Title: The wise are mightier than the strong.
Characters-Pairings: Pretty much all the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters & inspiration from other Marvel Comic Verse characters – Clint/Natasha, and a wee-bit Tony/Pepper.
Summary: “Maybe training is all I’m good for anymore: passing on my wisdom to the newer generation.”
Rating: PG-13 (I think... I suck, with ratings... Well to cover my bases, Fair Warning: there is mild language and some injuries imagery if you can’t handle it.)
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything... I’m just a fan expressing some love.


“We could get into serious trouble over this you know!”Collapse )


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS (a tad belated, I know...)
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Lj has been driving me nuts for almost 3 days!!!!
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At least it seems it's a more general problem, not just me (which is always my fear when something internet-y isn't working as it should... yes I'm insecure that way)...

Is anyone else (still) having problems viewing Lj on Firefox?



Is LJ acting up on anyone else...
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...or is it just me?

The menu/navigation bar is showing at the bottom of the page for me, and the LJ default layout is looking like an old school HTML page...

Am I alone here?



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FanFic: Take my hand, set me free.
V.2009
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Title: Take my hand, set me free.
Characters-Pairings: Erica, Hobbes, Sid – Erica/Hobbes
Rating: PG
Summary: “Any type of physical contact they’ve ever had usually he has initiated (and it’s rarely ever under pleasant circumstances), or it involves her punching him in the face (which is not pleasant, period).”
Disclaimer: I obviously DO NOT own anything... I'm just a fan expressing some love.
Authors Note: This is completely un-beta’d so all mistakes (humongous and/or minor) just credit them to that.
Random Rambling: I've set my mood on "accomplished" because everytime I manage to write fic that I don't think sucks 100% but is closer to a mere 95% suckiness, I feel very proud.

He’s noticed she is generally overly affectionate... with everyone else that is.Collapse )


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Spartacus Blood & Sand icons - Season 1
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Spartacus Blood & Sand icons for your pleasure...

Teasers


01 - 12: Various

"I would kill them all."Collapse )


Random RAMBLINGS: I loved Season 1.. I mean LOVED! And I wasn't expecting to. But Gods of the Arena was quite "Meh" for me. Not bad, because I simply adore watching Lucy, John and Peter do their thing, but still...
I am however wondering, from a storytelling POV, what with Gannicus making it our alive, and historically him being a part of the riot movement, if we'll see him in S2 of Blood and Sand...

Random RAMBLINGS 2: Speaking of, I'm very anxious about S2 in general with all the recasting going about... Andy made the show - hope he's doing well BTW - and thus Liam McIntyre has some HUGE shoes to fill. I really do wish him the best. Kid's in a tough spot no matter which way you look at it, so he's got my support till proven otherwise. But Naevia too? The other half of my OTP on the show? Man!






Erica Hobbes Music Vid - "You don't understand me"
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I made this last week after the episode aired... it was to mostly hold me over for the non existant Erica/Hobbes in anotherwise great episode.
Regardless.... here ya go!


A study on how different these two are, how difficult it is for them to find common ground and communicate, but how despite all that they still manage to respect eachother and care about one another... even if they can't admitt it.




Erica Hobbes - You Don"t Understand MeCollapse )


Comments (here or on YouTube) are more than welcome...



Random RAMBLINGS: I said I didn't want to make yet another, consecutive V.2009 post, and I'm glad because I did stay true to that (YAY for finally puting up my Jackie/Hyde icons). However I'm still wondering why the hell it took me almost a whole week to put this up anyway... *scratches head*. Anyhooo... all taken care of now!


Random RAMBLINGS #2: I'm over all happy and proud with how this turned out... but there are a couple of little tidbits that I feel just didn't fall right in place. I think I need to upgrade my video editing program... might help with fixing those little glitches I want to perfect and Movie Maker just won't allow me to.

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That 70s Show icons - Jackie/Hyde
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Love them... since the pilot... and yes, like every self respecting zennie, I'm very bitter they weren't endgame...

Teasers


01 - 15: Jackie/Hyde

"I sicken me, because you"re suppposed to sicken me, but you don"t..."Collapse )


Random RAMBLINGS: Hey, look! Something not V.2009 related! YAY Me!!! Granted the reason I'm posting these (except for the fact that they've been sitting on the hard drive for a while) is to break the V.2009 thing before I post the V.2009 vid I made, but still...

Random RAMBLINGS 2: I love this show and these two. Granted I'm terribly, terribly pissed and bitter over how bad it turmed out towards the end - the show generally, not just Hyde/Jackie. But, seeing that unlike, say, Gilmore Girls, I knew what I was signing up for - because I caught up after the whole thing had ended - I'm still able to enjoy the good things about it. I still have a bunch of various avies from the show in the works, but it's just that it's 7 seasons worth of capping and icon making, and that is certainly taking a while.


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V.2009 icons - Erica/Hobbes 2.01 through 2.03
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I've loved them from the start, but I think I'm falling even more this season.


Teasers


01 - 03: 2.01
04 - 09: 2.02
10 - 15: 2.03
16 - 21: animated


More? Go ahead...Collapse )


Random RAMBLINGS: HOSPITALS SUCK!!!.... (but to be fair they do make you better)

Random RAMBLINGS 2: I really need to post something not V.2009 related...


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V.2009 icons - Season 1
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Various Season 1 avies.

Teasers


01 - 06: Fifth Column (feat. Erica and Ryan)
07 - 15: Erica/Hobbes (not only but mostly from "Red Sky")
16 - 18: Anna and Lisa
19 - 24: animated


Aaaand the rest...Collapse )


Random RAMBLINGS: In case it's not clear, I'm on an absolute V.2009 high. And what with the "no new episode" this week I thought I'd share the rest of my Season 1 batch, which is ready and has just been sitting on the hard drive since for-like-ever! I still have a few moments and characters from the first season I want to icon, but since season 2 started, with every new episode I find myself completely occupied with capping and iconing the new pretties, that my season 1 project has been left behind a bit. I will get to it though




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V.2009 icons - Hobbes Season 1
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A tribute of iconage to the character that got me to stick with the show...

Teasers


01 - 12: Hobbes

"Is that a request...?"Collapse )


Random RAMBLINGS: I wanted to post these a few days before the season started, but as usual procastination and me.... BFFs...

Random RAMBLINGS 2: I'm on the phone trying to explain fandom to a friend... it's not fun... or very fruitful...





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Erica/Hobbes - 2.01 picspam
V.2009
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They're baaaaaack!




The more extensive Erica/Hobbes prettynessCollapse )





Random RAMBLINGS: I'm so freaking excited they're back. The show in general too, of course... But also them... of course!!! I hope they have more scenes, just the two of them next week... and in the whole lot of the rest of the 9 *sniffles* episodes

Random RAMBLINGS 2: Feel free to snag if you like them enough, but no hotlinking please (if you want to share just link back here, or upload them somewhere else)... and also, credit would be muchly, muchly appreciated, if you would be so kind




V.2009 icons - Erica/Hobbes
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Iconage of my two favourite "humans" and my favourite ship on the show... because seriously you can't possibly persuade me he doesn't have the hots for her and that she doesn't find him interesting....

Teasers


01 - 15: Erica/Hobbes

Check them out...Collapse )


Random RAMBLINGS: So I thought I'd catch this show (never seen the original) and in the begining I was very "Meh" about it. But Hobbes seriously rounded up the whole thing for me, so now I'm definitelly hooked.




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Dean/Jo - metaish picspam from 5.02...
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Something to keep us over for the next few hours....




Hi Jo. - Hey...Collapse )





Random RAMBLINGS: I'd made this like a week after the episode had aired and put it up on FanForum, but I kept on saying "I'll post it on Lj tomorrow, I'll post it tomorrow" (procastrination is my best friend BTW) and never got around to it. But now with the episode just 4 hours away I couldn't put off any longer.... Granted, I'm aware the anticipation for tonight will probably bury this post but who cares

Random RAMBLINGS 2: I don't usually do neither the picspam thing, nor the meta thing so this totally weird and new territory




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