persuna: (El/Peter/Neal OT3)
P.S Is this not the cutest proposal ever? I want to marry that dude. ♥



I can just imagine the moment she sees the photo. :D
persuna: (B/A Wedding)
Behind me at the twenty four hour supermarket at oh dark thirty last night were a very very very calm looking middle-aged couple buying nothing but two pregnancy tests. And holding hands. Aw, bless.

And there should be an SPN vid to Son of a Gun by the La's, but I'm not sure if it's about Sam or Dean. I want to say Sam on the basis of most of the lyrics, but there are some really effective clips of Dean being a metaphorical hunted rabbit and looking moodily mercenary.

ETA I am trying to watch episode 4 of season 3 of Dexter but I am unable to manage the last few minutes. I get very uncomfortable when Dexter does really big deal fake emotions scenes! Squick! Just go dismember someone, okay?!
persuna: (Sam is kicked by Wincest)
Huh. I was just casually looking at my bookmarks, and for the first time ever the number of RPF fics I have bookmarked outstrips the number of Wincest fics. It's only by ten, so it could change in a few hours of one shots, but... o_0

I'm not sure it means much, but it's weird. The Other folder is still the biggest overall though. Some status quo remains.
persuna: (Jared is pretty and pink)
I'm always amused at myself when celebrities do a whole spate of talk show promotion stuff at once, because when you're a obsessive fan who watches them all you start to see all the patterns and little things they repeat. Sometimes it's whole anecdotes, sometimes it's smaller stuff. Jared is very fond of his Jason-in-costume first meeting of Derek and Jensen, in his adorable nervousness, had clearly prepared a few recent holiday anecdotes for his run of talk shows (since he and Jared have both done the bee story to death... I don't know if I miss it, but I do look back at it with great fondness). And of course there are some questions that always get asked (Were you a fan of the original Friday the 13th movies?) and only so many ways to answer, so you get a lot of repetition that way. But I like the more subtle stuff, like Jared taking his spontaneous (or seemingly at least, you can never be sure) joke in response to the Good Morning Arizona interviewer's question and then working it into his KTLA interview because he liked it. Or the joke one of the newscasters on Sacramento CW made about Jason and the muppets that Jared laughed at and totally stole at the premier. It makes me feel this combination of embarrassed at my clearly atypical level of Internet stalking and um... oddly accomplished at my clearly atypical level of Internet stalking. You cannot hide from fandom Jared and Jensen! We know all your secrets BWAH HA HA HA.
persuna: (Sam's hoodie is emo)
Ooh. I'm using Tree as my gmail theme at the moment (and finding its subtlety working for me after I just could not get used to Ninja, no matter how awesome it was) and it has changed to rain for the first time. I was starting to think it just did clouds and clear. It's completely inaccurate, but I'm still enjoying it. It even has little water drops scattered about on the foreground windows!


I'm easily pleased. :)
persuna: (Jared has legs... yes please)
I tried to clear some icon space by deleting redundant icons... and ended up with three icons of Sam/Jared's legs to replace them. And I already miss my "easily amused" icon, even if I never used it because I mainly comment and it always seems vaguely insulting in the moment. I really should try and get rid of one/two of my three "Sam cries" icons, but he does it so well I can't bear it! All represent a different facet of Sam's tears! There's lighthearted, sincere and Dean's death specific. I need all those! This must be what packing is like for people who love shoes.

*is tossed on the horns of a furious dilemma*
persuna: (Dean cannot believe this fuckery)
Recently I have watched too many SPN vids and have started making mental ones to every song I listen to (it doesn't always work) and this evening I had nothing to do, so I thought I'd try bringing one into reality. But I am SO incompetent. Seriously, it is not happening. And it's not any complicated editing effects stuff. I am unable to even get the footage into the program. First it was that all my episodes of SPN are .avi files and iMovie didn't like that. So I downloaded a program to convert them to .mov files. And iMovie can read those. Except they keep coming out at about 10 GB per episode when they used to be 350 MB and it also takes forever to do just one ep, let alone seventy. So then I though I would just save small selections in Mpeg Streamclip as .mov files, and I did. But iMovie will now not accept these either! It imports them, and copies them into its files, but then it insists that there are no actual videos in the library. From forum browsing I suspect that "codecs", whatever they may be, are involved. But I thought all .mov files would be fine. DAMN YOU IMOVIE WHY WILL YOU NOT COMPLY WITH MY DEMANDS???

Basically, even more respect than ever before to anyone who makes one of these damn things. They made me wish I had a PC for a few moments, which has never happened before. Though I suspect most people are not foiled so early on.

I am going to step away from my computer and go and make dinner. It's late and I'm starving because I have somehow been wrestling with iMovie for several hours, but I am not at all violently frustrated. Oh no. *deep calming breath*

I did discover rewatching episodes for clips that I do like this season. H&H made me think I didn't, but I do! Sam and Dean are not anywhere near as distant as I thought they would be from interviews and foreshadowing. There are secrets, but they're still always looking at each other to make that little connection, showing that they know each other better than anyone and trusting each other's plans. They are still never going to fight each other to the death without mind altering influence. Also, setting aside the whole sanity after all that torture thing, Dean does sometimes look shiftier than I remember when people mention hell. Whatever. I am trying to retcon. It still does not make sense, but I do love you anyway Show. At least you're still pretty.
persuna: (Dean says "meh")
So here's the last ten text messages you got meme. I made an executive decision and didn't count my last news alert, because I normally delete them right away, I was just lazy today. Saw it on [livejournal.com profile] rasah's journal last I believe, but it's all about the place.

1. That's fine. In ma bed the now as it happens. See you tomoro

2. That's cool, take all the time you need!

3. Butter butter butter! We could just bake the rest of it tomorrow!

4. On the other line, speak in 20 mins?

5. Guess who's in the uk, albeit briefly? I am in a state of amazement: i understand nuance again! x

6. Hey! I emailed you. Cookies and film tonight?

7. Happy!

8. I'll be there in a few minutes!

9. I'm waiting for some historian. It took ages to find her fucking office and she's not here. Plus, I really need to pee but cannot or she'll arrive, I won't be here and she'll think I was late. I'm scared I misread the directions. But this is her office, I've been on 2 dates with a frenchy and an Austrian x

10. So where are you?

Number 7 came from a number I do not recognise. Cryptic, but cheerful. And 3 is about bacon apple pie made with this pastry, which turned out yummy.

Mad skillz

Nov. 5th, 2008 06:59 pm
persuna: (Exclamation points have been abused!!!)
I really need to stop procrastinating. I have been mesmerized by speed painting videos on YouTube for an embarrassing length of time. But... look!



It is mesmerizing, isn't it? At first you think it will be crappy but the magical mouse darts around and the tools flicker on and off and suddenly a face! Appears! Recognisable! From the fog!

Anyway...
persuna: (HIMYM title card)
In case I never said it before, How I Met Your Mother is awesome. Totally worth the forever getting my own Internet to work so I could download the most recent two episodes.

I find good sitcoms oddly intellectually satisfying. I mean, I know that there's a lot of thought that goes into constructing the plot of a mythology heavy show like Supernatural, but there's an art that is definitely beyond me in the careful set up of a twenty minute comedy situation, and I love the way HIMYM weaves all the plot and in-joke threads not only through an episode, but also through all the seasons ever. And the heavy use of flashbacks and flash forwards and random specifics about what will happen make HIMYM as potentially paradox filled as 'In The Beginning' with no actual time travel necessary. There is no way that the writers don't need a chart of some kind.

Although... (spoilers for HIMYM 4.5) )

Oooops.

Sep. 20th, 2008 09:06 pm
persuna: (Sam facepalms)
4.02 title spoilers. Apparently. )

Also, life is somewhat miserable. I am unexpectedly and urgently flat hunting and rotating between two friends' floors till I find a new room somewhere. They're desperately lovely about it, but the intrusion guilt and lack of privacy wear me down somewhat... I want to curl up in bed and read 4.01 fic and I can't! Someone in Edinburgh must have a room at a vaguely reasonable price, right?
persuna: (Sean has Another Boring Day)
 
I had just learned all those html codes for formatting stuff on lj, and now suddenly lj's rich text supports Safari. I may or may not continue to soldier on with the old style. I can be pointless like that. 

I have done none of the things I was meant to do today. I did make a really, really delicious pot of stew. It took hours and hours (holy crap keyboard shortcuts for formatting work!) so I think it counts as an achievement. It's so delicious that it even makes up for how guilty I feel chopping meat up in the kitchen when all my flatmates are either vegetarian or vegan. And I want the weather to be cold for a day or two now so I can continue to eat it (I made a really huge pot and for once no one else is going to eat my food when I'm not paying attention) all warm and rich in little bowls with bread and a spoon. Mmmmm. 

Okay. I'm done with food now. And one day maybe I shall have the willpower to return to vegetarianism. Maybe. 

persuna: (Jared is easily amused)
But instead I'm watching clips of German!SPN. I find myself oddly fascinated by Sam and Dean's German accented non verbal noises. Like heavy breathing, laughter and gasps of pain.

How weird is Deutsche!Sam's laugh?






I'm sorry to say, but I don't think the guys dubbing Sam and Dean are the most amazing actors. Especially Dean's. I have Jensen's raspy, angry delivery in my head and it is way, way better. Although I am enjoying Sam saying "fleisch und blut und angst". Again, the laughter and pained breathing in which I swear I can hear the german are surreal.

Okay. Now I'm done. I just wanted to see the Christmas Cottage trailer and I have, distractions and all. Am I being too paranoid about spoilers when I cut for Kinkade movies? )

Anyway, I can't help thinking about how mercilessly Dean would tease Sam if he saw him some of those hats. It amuses me.
persuna: (A lot to read)
Borrowed off [livejournal.com profile] mad_martha

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ.


100 Books meme )
persuna: (Sam says "Let's party")
Is it weird that I'm possibly a little bit more excited that it's Sam Winchester's birthday than I am that it is also my own? I think that is probably a worrying sign. Bear in mind however that almost everyone I know has their final exams at the moment, so any major celebration will have to wait a week or so. I think that makes it a little less obsessive.

Of course more than either of those things I was excited by the new episode of Supernatural I downloaded this morning. Oh, boys. I love you. Please don't go evil for more than an episode or two/to Hell at all/ away for months and months in just two weeks. Sadly I fear all three of those, or at least two, may come to pass instead of just one.

And don't fuss, I say that spoiler free. I haven't even seen the preview. Well, I heard one thing that makes no sense, but it gives me no information about what might happen. Yay for intense tension!

Anyway, Happy Birthday Sam! I will always be unreasonably glad we were born the same day, albeit a few years apart. It is even cooler than this being Leonardo Da Vinci's deathday. Despite you being a fictional character and him a real world changing person. I make no apologies!
persuna: (Sam Glee)
I write this sitting on my own bed at home, which is news because my new computer just arrived. It's the black one. And it is unbearably gorgeous.

*strokes reverently*


And then rambles for a while about new toy, feel free to ignore )
persuna: (Goren Headache)
It's February the 18th. Does this mean they're going to stop advertising the Pussycat Dolls?

I hate that the CW's advertising worked well enough that the first thing I thought of when I saw today's date was the Pussycat Dolls. I'm not even sure what they are.

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