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  • I have my first three hour exam tomorrow. Wish me luck? Uhm    o.O

  • I just finished the final section of notes for said exam - namely, the sections covering International Law and its relationship with Australian domestic law, Human Rights law and immigration detention, and Indigenous claims to special rights (land rights, mostly.) I sat back and stared at it for a while. Then I labelled it 'Australia: Reasons Why We Fail' in big red letters. Ugh.
  • I think my cousin knows me too well. He's a comic book fanatic, and when I visited him the other day he offered to let me borrow copious amounts of Deadpool and Cable ("Cable and I, we have this don't ask, don't tell thing going on..." "Seeing as he has a lot of my brain, I figured I could take his pancreas. It's only a little pancreas.") and also this other one called the Authority. It involves Superman a solar-powered super-strong flying dude and Batman a black leather cowl-wearing vigilante who likes to kill shit spending a lot of time kissing, getting married, kissing some more, and adopting the spirit of the 21st century. Her name is Jenny.
  • Just as I was beginning to  get addicted to Q&A it finishes for the year. Nevermind. The lack of a fistfight between Joe Hockey and David Marr (who put those two next to each other? Whoever it is, I think I love them) was made up for by the ridiculous awesome rap at the end.

  • Someone I know offered to lend me the new Twilight soundtrack. My instinctive reaction of AHH TWILIGHT KILL IT, KILL IT WITH FIRE was stopped short by the realisation that it had exclusive content from the Killers, Thom Yorke and the Editors, and a Muse remix. Whut. How. Why. Damn you,  Brandon Flowers, damn you very much. You make me abandon my principles. Specifically my anti-sparkling-dickwad-vampires-and-eyeball-destroying-mary-sue-romance principles.  

Here, have some Russian dancers mucking about on the beach during the Ballet Russes Australian tour in 1939.

For... no particular reason. Oh shut up, you.


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I just finished reading Unseen Academicals, which reminded me just how much I adore Terry Pratchett, who caused what is probably a lifelong love affair with deadpan wordplay, the pathological subversion of cliches, fantasy satire and the art of the footnote. It also reminded me that he is... not well, and not going to get better. Which makes me sad. Really, deeply sad.
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  • Exams are upon me, officially, from today. Study break has begun, and I remember why study does not agree with me. I cannot focus on one thing for more than a few... I'm sorry, I lost the end of that sentence, I was thinking about Batman.  And if I fail because I'm writing genderswap fic, blame [livejournal.com profile] _lady_vanilla_and the ridiculous amounts of win she is made of.
     
  • [personal profile] oni_butterflyis awesome. ALGERNON THE NINJA KATANA OF DOOM  SAYS HI, BB.
     
  • I found out there are two schools of thought regarding Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day'; 1) that this girl is the only thing that 'keeps him hanging on' to life and all that, in a very sweet simple way, and 2) the ironic version, as backed up by the ending 'you will reap just what you sow', in which this girl gave him a perfect day and yet keeps him hanging on the edge. I can't decide which one to go with.
     
  • THE ABOVE HAS BOTHERED ME ALL DAY. I HAD TROUBLE TALKING TO PEOPLE. I WAS TOO BUSY WORRYING ABOUT LOU DAMN REED.
     
  • I have found myself watching Rush solely because I find Samuel Johnson utterly adorable. He's all scruffy. And alcoholic. And socially impaired in the most charming way possible. Basically, he has my look - the beaten-up-puppy-dog look - and I cringe at the plot and the dialogue but I keep watching. Hello, Mr Shallow, come sit in the Character Flaw Room, you'll find many firends to talk to. (Also, seems every cop show on Aussie tv has a lipstick lesbian. Interesting. I did not know that was now a genre requirement.)


        
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Today I was supposed to catch up on my lectures, complete two assignments, do some marking for work and study for upcoming exams. I fully intended to see this through.

Somehow, though, I ended up writing a story for [personal profile] oni_butterfly and then listening to the first two seasons of The Department for the first time, and rounding it off with John Safran trying to get his hands on Eurasian girls underwear.

I now need to a) sleep, b) stop laughing so I can go to sleep and c) marry Victor Gooch.

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Trivial trivia: There is nothing in the world funnier than my dog's expression right before she sneezes.

And now! Onto a few John Oliver icons for [personal profile] oni_butterfly and anyone else who likes Community and will suffer my poor photoshopping skills...


      

      
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- Today was the last day of my first week back at uni, and I am so tired it has reached the point where sleep is not an option and stream of consciousness typing is a go go.

- I decided in my exhaustion that until I had read some F Scott Fitzgerald I was not a well rounded human being. Now it's half past midnight and I just finished reading the entirety of the Great Gatsby and I'm feeling vicariously disillusioned with life and want cocktails

- Description of the Muse song 'Knights of Cydonia' by some magazine: "[the song] begs to be taken off on a stretcher and sprayed with liquid novocaine like a histrionic italian footballer". Best. Description. Ever.

- New icons making me disproportionately happy. Wish the pictures were real though, instead of me photoshopping Ed and Rob together and Bowie with Robert Smith leaning over his shoulder... how awesome would it be if Bowie sang with Smith? Can't stop listening to 'Wrong Number'... rearranged record collection so I can get to the damn things without turning the boxes upside down. Have too much Hoodoo Gurus. Is there such thing as too much Hoodoo Gurus? Must investigate further. I  have Run DMC on record. Fucking A. Did not realise that. Who the hell gave me that?

- Appreciating Bob Dylan through the weirdness of 'I'm Not There'. Still can't make self like Cate Blanchett. Looks creepily like Dylan, though. Wondering why the Beatles have helium voices and why there was not more Ben Whishaw... Ben with cigarette is sex. Somehow he always makes me think of consumptive Victorian poets.

- Sorry for this post? Uhm.
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My attention has been brought to the existence of Conservapedia, and I wish so very much that it hadn't. Apparently in tonight's Colbert Report (damn you Australian delay in receiving fakenews...) contains a call to arms to edit Stephen into it. Is anyone surprised? Didn't think so.

Anyway, I heard about it, and immediately I knew I must not under any circumstance look at that site. Or I would lose my shit and not in a good way.

But...

the lunacy...

so tempting...

So I gave in. And after ten minutes I REGRET IT SO, SO MUCH. I mean, fuck. Seriously. There's a page entitled Atheism and Mass Murder , I shit you not, and the page on racism is 1/4 a definition of the word and 3/4 an attack on Keith Olbermann for 'incorrectly' calling Rush Limbaugh racist. And the page on Democrats contains some absolute gems like "A poll conducted by Fox News released in October 2007 found that 1 in 5 Democrats – nearly 10 million voters – think the world will be better off if the United States were to lose the War in Iraq." and "White Democratic leaders --but not blacks or Latinos--consistently favor measures such as the establishment of same-sex civil unions".

Oh god. If I weren't so internet illiterate, I would be engaging in so much cybervandalism right now. I'm daydreaming about the things I'd write... although if we're honest, I'm so lazy even in my greatest righteous rage I'd probably only be bothered redirecting links to things like this.


Damn. It's so stupid I'm sort of ashamed I even care what it says.

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For
[personal profile] oni_butterfly 

(And  no, I have never done anything like this before...)





Take a look at this fucking British comedian... )
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rehime for showing me this piece of wonderous wonder... I just needed to share it. The sheer fabulousness of it. And yes, he is wearing his glasses under those sunglasses. God damn.

Speaking of John fucking-sexy Oliver, does anyone know where I can get my hands on The Department, but not as a torrent? Torrents make my laptop die and I'm not sure why.
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I just saw The Crying Game for the first time. And possibly fell a little bit in love with Stephen Rea.

He has the most soulful eyes.


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I just got home yesterday to discover my brother had stolen my phone and changed the ringtone to the Colbert Report theme tune, and because mum is out tonight dad picked up a film on the way home and he picked Watchmen. The boys of my family: currently being rather awesome. And in other news...
  • I sort of feel like playing the old put-itunes-on-shuffle-and-see-what-you-can-write-in-a-song game. So... um... if anyone wants to give me a pairing, or fandom, I'll write you, say, three song drabbles from whatever my itunes throws at me? If anyone wants? Just for laughs.
  • I was guided to this by the lovely [info]butchiemcgee (the mighty ruler of the land of gifs and Matthew Goode) and find myself... amused and highly, highly disturbed. That might just be a little too much information about The Bear Jew for me to handle. But I have now made myself a Basterds icon...


 
  • I WANT MORE ICON SPACE. SADFACE.
  • Everyone in my family loves Glee. Which is good. Less all-out no-mercy blood-and-tumble battles for the remote. At least on Thursday nights.



 
  • It is impossible to feel threatened by Cary Grant, even when he is trying really really hard.
  • Oh yeah, and the Emmy's! I missed them. I saw maybe the first half hour. I never cared before, but I sorta wanted to see if Jon or Stephen won anything :D. I did notice there were a ridiculous number of Australians. Neil Patrick Harris, why don't you like women? *sighs* Because I want to take Dr Horrible home. Just a little bit.






 

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Meme answers!

This took way longer than it should have, because it appears my brain has taken several months sick leave. I couldn't finish everyone I got given, but I'll post Vince and Howard soon. The TDS peeps are a strange blend of real and character... I didn't realise my mind-canon was such a contradictory mess of ideas :D

(Aaaand...I am so exhausted now, I'm just going to collapse into sleep.)

Jon & Stephen )


Jason & John )


Pavel & Hikaru )
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The new Muse album isn't out yet, but I found free streaming of the whole thing here and it is making me VERY HAPPY INDEED.

SO AWESOME. POWER PIANO. OPERATIC INTERLUDES. GENERAL MUSIC EPICNESS OF MIND BLOWING PROPORTIONS.

(I'm sort of a fan, and I kind of like it.)

I think I shall go listen to it again.



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It's meme time!

Because let's be honest, when you owe lots of amazing people fic and are swamped with uni assignments, there's is only one way to spend your time. Procrastinating.

First, from the delightful [livejournal.com profile] trustingno1 :


Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you:


(a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon
(b) a reason he/she sucks
(c) a reason he/she is awesomecakes
(d) five things that never happened to that character and/or
(e) five people that character never fell in love with and why



And courtesy of the gorgeous [livejournal.com profile] huntingsnarks :

Spin the bottle, pick a victim )


 
And some Bowie, just because I can.



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I went to see it with my dad on fathers day, because that's a perfectly normal way to bond. My reaction? HOLY SHIT WHAT JUST HAPPENED. My dad's? "Quentin Tarantino doesn't have the intellectual sophistication to take on this subject."

We had fun arguing about it :D and I'm not being sarcastic, it was genuinely that type of awesome, malice-free very agreeable debates that lasted for hours and we were both very serious and rather pretentious and it was fun.

I'm not going to spoiler-ify, but Melanie Laurent was BADASS. QT writes some damn good roles for women. Eli Roth was FUCKING INSANE. Cristoph Waltz deserves every award in the universe ever.

I found Brad Pitt... faintly ridiculous. And to my shame I almost forgot about Michael Fassbender until he rocked up with his own stylish brand of Britishness.

I can't remember where I got it from, but someone said in or about this film that "The English are fighting this war like it's a game. The Americans are fighting it like it's fun. And the Jewish are in holy war." Looking at Pitt, Fassbender and Roth (or Schweiger or Laurent, for that matter) respectively in this film... that is such a perfect way to put it.



     



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First: If you've been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new, original question.

+ Second: Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag whoever tagged you.


It occurs to me that Mondays are a terrible way to spend one-seventh of our lives. )



Because I'm a maverick, and chronically indecisive, I don't want to pick eight people... instead, I tag everyone who reads this! You've been warned! If you read, you're tagged!
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