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So this is an "all SPN, all the time" post, which, wow, I didn't think I was ever going to do again. Clearly I need to reupload a few SPN icons.

First, podcasts!How fucking cool is that? I feel like a real writer or something :-)

Next, SPN s6 and me--vaguely spoilery for all aired episodesCollapse )

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Friday Night Lights finale spoilers, or, a messy, semi-incoherent love letter to one of the best shows on TVCollapse )

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Random things in no particular order:
  • I think this is the longest time I've gone without posting in the (dear god) eight-plus years I've had this LJ. Though it's also the longest I've gone without a fandom, so I guess that makes sense. Stupid TV and its depressing lack of pretty boys in love.


  • I keep meaning to write an effusive love letter to Parks and Recreation, which, in addition to be being packed with brilliant female comedians and focusing heavily on their relationships with each other, is consistently the funniest show on television, by a lot. But until I manage to get off my ass and do so, I'll just say that if you're not watching it, you're seriously missing out. If you tried and rejected the show in the first season, try again--s1 is pretty mediocre, but s2 is brilliant (and available on Netflix Instant Watch!), and s3 is following grandly in that tradition.


  • Hooray for Justified s2! And hooray that they brought Rachel back! I was displeased when she disappeared last season--hopefully she'll play a larger role this season, and get back to calling Raylan on his shit (that moment in s1 where she called him on his white male privilege is a thing of beauty and a joy forever). Also, Timothy Olyphant should always have facial hair. He's so much prettier when his chin is hidden.


  • I have like six episodes of Friday Night Lights on my TiVo that I just can't bring myself to watch, because... it will be done! And there will be no more! And I will have to accept that fact! Which is semi-insane, I'm well aware, but... god, it's such a beautiful and amazingly powerful show, and I desperately don't want it to be over.


  • Watching s3 of the U.K. Being Human simultaneously with s1 of the U.S. version is... odd. It's interesting to see how certain things are being handled differently, especially since in some ways they're following the original so closely, but I keep getting the canon and characters mixed up. I really do love some of the changes they've made, though, particularly making Danny's new girlfriend a good friend of Sally's who fell for Danny in what she perceived as mutual grief instead of just a dirty bitch stealing Sally's man (though, god, I could have lived without the spate of misogynistic insults).


  • Fuck No Penny Arcade is a wonderful, wonderful thing.


  • The Elko County Adventure, candle_beck's latest Sam/Dean tour de force, made me deeply nostalgic for the early days of SPN, when it was often difficult to tell canon from fanon and even more difficult to tell slash from gen, because any gen that was canon-compliant had a whole lot to do with Sam and Dean's love for each other. At this point it's almost hard to remember that the show really did start out as the epic love story of Sam and Dean--I can only imagine how bizarre and blatantly OOC Wincest and gen stories about Sam and Dean's crazy, world-ending love must seem to people who have only seen the later seasons--but jesus, we had an amazing few years.


  • And speaking of SPN: Oh, Misha Collins, I do love you so. You deserve better fans. And a better show.


  • My god, I love John Darnielle. Love isn't a strong enough word... worship. Adulate. Adore beyond reason. For many, many, many reasons, most of which should be obvious to anyone who's heard his music or ever read an interview with him, but it's the focus on women's rights in his Twitter that's making me all gooey with adoration at the moment. I tend to hate it when artists I love start Twitter accounts/blogs/etc., because nine times out of ten they just end up quickly showcasing why they're nowhere near as awesome as I previously believed, but this is John Danielle, and clearly he's not capable of NOT being awesome. It was like a gift from the universe that first tweet I saw, when I discovered his account a few months back, was this one in support of Sady Doyle's #mooreandme campaign. There aren't enough hearts in the world.


  • It's not like I actually had any doubt that Dom was Billy's best man, but having Dom confirm it on Craig Ferguson made me obscenely happy. Shiny boys who love each other like burning are maybe the best thing in the world.


  • I am--is there a word that encompasses "deeply horrified but strangely fascinated"?--with Tom Hank's rapping fratboy son, mostly in that the whole thing reads like a particularly on-the-nose Onion parody, except he's dead serious (and sees no problem, as a obscenely wealthy white kid born into unbelivable privilege, with threatening to beat people down like Rodney King). And yet, I sort of love "West Side LA," his anthem about how great it is to be rich, white, and male and live in Pacific Palisades, and not even because it features such thoughtful, intelligent commentary as "The greatest city in the world/Laidback lifestyle and the hottest girls" and "In the 310, the 323/The home of me" (though, c'mon, who could read that and deny the genius?). No, I love it because pre-Veronica Logan Echolls could totally have written this song, and he'd have been just as serious about it:

    The motherfucking west side, yoCollapse )


  • While I'm embedding things, I've had Colbert's brilliant and brutal excoriation of Sarah Palin on my TiVo since it aired a month ago, and I've watched it approximately 900,000 times since then, because it is just that awesome:

    You know, NEWSCollapse )

    The Daily Show and the Colbert Report aren't allowed to go off the air EVER. The world needs them far too much.


  • Now I am going to have Chipotle for lunch. Hooray!


ETA: Why the hell do all the spaces between the bullets disappear on the front page of my journal but show up in the post itself? Goddamn LJ.

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Criminal Minds spoilers and unhappinessCollapse )

Also, the unsub looked like a hybrid of Jason Dohring and Evan Lysacek. This is kind of disturbing.

ETA: OMG I WANT THIS TO EXIST IN REAL LIFE:

Bronte Sisters Power Dolls!!!1111Collapse )

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First, cute kid storyCollapse )

And now for more JOHNNY WEIRCollapse )

HOW MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL COULD HE BE? THE ANSWER IS NONE. NONE MORE BEAUTIFUL. The world needs at least ten more of him. One is not enough!

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So, um. You know how the Jonas Brothers is the most embarrassing fandom in the history of the world and I should be deeply ashamed of it but I can't be because they are AWESOME and totally in love with each other and anyone who can't see that HAS NO SOUL? No, really. LOOK AT THEM BEING IN LOVE LOOKCollapse )

ANYWAY. It turns out I do still have the capacity for shame, because I'm found a fandom I'm actually embarrassed by. Sort of. A little bit. Okay, maybe not so much, because it is AWESOME and everyone in the world should be in it. JUST LIKE THE JOBROS. Ahem. I am talking, of course, about JOHNNY FUCKING WEIR.

Let's talk a little bit about why should all love him, okay? First off, he's adorable. No, really. He's adorable on a level of adorability that the world had never known. And pretty. And HOT. And AWESOME. You don't have to take my word for it. Just LOOK at himCollapse )

BUT! Woman cannot live by pictures and vids and interviews alone! So there is slashCollapse )

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...

Guy who hit my car didn't just show up to apologize and take full responsibility. He actually brought me a box of candy. I didn't think things like this happened in the real world, much less in LA. But wow, I'm not complaining.

And now I'm going back to making all the Christmas cookies in the world. Yay for decent people and Saturdays!

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Wow, I am having such a "my faith in humanity is renewed" moment.

At some point last Sunday, when my car was parked in my assigned spot at my apartment building, someone scraped it very badly, leaving deep gouges all along the driver's side, knocking off one of my hubcaps, doing what appears to be at least a few thousand dollars worth of damage. I discovered this Monday morning--there was no note, of course, and while I thought I was okay because the lot has cameras, my property manager promptly informed me that those had been turned off for months. I filed both a police and insurance report, but without anything to go on but the scrapes on the car, they couldn't do anything but take reports (my insurance will cover it, of course, but without another party with insurance to pay for the damage, my $500 copay applies, which is a fuck of a lot of money around the holidays).

This morning, though, I came down to find a note on my car, just "Please call" and a number. I promptly called and left a message, and of course he called back when I was in a meeting, but there was a message on my voicemail apologizing profusely for hitting my car and saying he'd call back. It's possible he doesn't have insurance, which would leave me in the same boat I am now, but still... after nearly a week, he came back and left a note and took responsibility. How great is that?

I've been fighting with health insurance and work has been completely hellish and I'm stressed about family stuff and the car was basically the straw that broke the camel's back, but god, this makes me feel so much better. Even if it doesn't actually change anything. Yay for people not being douches.

ETA: I just talked to him, and not only does he have insurance, but he wants to come over tomorrow to apologize in person. How amazing is that? Jesus, I never would have thought having someone hit my car and then take a week to take responsibility for it could make me feel this much better about the world, and yet.
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Okay, SO. The maiden performance of Nick Jonas and the Administration was last night, and I totally missed it, because I am a moron and and forgot to set my TiVo. I did see a screeing of A Single Man, which was lovely and which was followed by a Q&A with Tom Ford in he came across as way less of a douchebag than he usually does, and I will probably babble about that later, but right now I am going to throw pictures and youtube vids at you all, because, you know, it's Nick Jonas. Working towards his dreams of being a soulful singer/songerwriter AND being the president! Collapse )

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Oh, my god, did Boondock Saints II spoilersCollapse )

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