chrryblssmninja: (atomicapples_eattickersallthetime)
I was commenting on a Lost post by [livejournal.com profile] zorabioz while watching the World Figure Skating Championships (btw, yay Daisuke and Mirai!). It was the men's short program, the very very early rounds, and an Israeli skater was skating a very boring routine to some awesome music from Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

[livejournal.com profile] zorabioz and I sail the good crack ship Suntipedeyeliner (Sun/Frank/Richard, sometimes Buntipedeyeliner if we want to throw Ben in). The music made me think this ship would be awesome in a modern Western shootout situation.




AND NOW, THE FIC.

So it's about assassins, lawmen and Others in a United States split in the West by conflict. Air and sea are battlefields, so the only way to transport an important witness to the parts of California still under US control? Cross the Lost Territories on foot.

The characters are based on Lost characters, but under different names and sometimes drastically different personalities. I start out with a few and I'll put more Losties in if I come up with an idea. Maybe it's an original fic inspired by Lost? I don't know.

Basically, I'm just throwing in a bunch of things that I think look cool. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I'M GOING WITH THIS. I EVEN KEEP MYSELF FROM READING 99% OF FIC WHY AM I WRITING IT

oh well HERE WE GO )
chrryblssmninja: (mancinii_weirlambiel)
title quote: Johnny Weir talking about foot injuries.

It's World Championship figure skating time!
I missed the pairs competition, and the only compulsory I want to see is the Kerrs. WE'VE HEARD ALL THE INCEST JOKES WHATEVER THE KERRS ARE AWESOME.

I watched most of the early rounds of the men's short program. on a commentary-free official replay on the Universal Sports website (USA only). But I managed to finish that just in time to catch the broadcast of the final two rounds over here. Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were part of the commentary crew; not during most of the performances, but after the main bulk of performances and during some of the Americans. Lipinski was fine, not embarrassing, but you could see she was trying to catch up with Weir. Johnny wasn't hogging or anything, he just speaks pretty clearly (almost dry but with some bits of personality) and intelligently about what they ask him, and has nice things to say about every skater.

performance of the night:



TAKAHASHI IS AMAZING

NEWCOMER TO WATCH: Adam Rippon
Bit sad to see Johnny not compete here, but from his comments I glean that he doesn't want to do a Worlds right after an Olympics again. One benefit: seeing this guy skate in Johnny's place. Rippon's only 20, from the Juniors, so I've never heard of him before. But wow, potential.

COMEBACK KING: Brian Joubert
He's not my top favorite skater, but when he succeeds, he has that energy and fierceness and skill you can't deny. Johnny and Tara agreed that he should have been higher-placed, and that successful quads in general should gain more points. This performance is fun to watch.


Patrick Chan and Denis Ten were better here than at the Olympics.

Michal Brezina has great energy.

what happened to Oda?

Humberto Contreras of Mexico was one of the more interesting skaters in the earlier rounds.
Argh I missed crazy Swede Schultheiss.
Jeremy Abbott had a solid skate, aww yay
Puerto Rican skater Andrew Huertas managed to keep in second for quite a few early rounds. Puerto Rican Ice, haha.
Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari, of Finland, gave the only other performance that really stood out to me in a positive light. I missed a big chunk towards the end, though, and only caught Abbott because they did a special commentary with Lipinski and Weir for the American skaters not in the final group.
chrryblssmninja: (mancinii_weirlambiel)
I'm working on a script for my volunteer-contractor position with the digital preservation organization Cyark. So I haven't been able to flist today. I'm working on the script right now, but of course I can't miss the final night of women's figure skating.


Figure skating - women's free skate - liveblog )


oh no I just found this out now (11:58 PM)
Andrew Koenig found dead
chrryblssmninja: (mancinii_weirlambiel)
yay Mirai Nagasu did well in her short program!

I'm glad Yu-Na Kim is first - Mao Asada's got technical skills but (mainly in the first half of her program) it was like she was showing off tricks while any random music played in the background. No connection.
chrryblssmninja: (chocoberrie_ringodance)
sorry for becoming skater stan central, but I just have to post these:

you Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series fans must have known this would happen:
Brooklyn Rage Johnny Weir
I cracked up at the first "I don't want to be a furry."

These next two links are unfortunately US-only (and you have to say yes to installing Microsoft Silverlight), and I couldn't find them anywhere else.
Fan Answers with Johnny Weir
where he judges the free skate costumes, talks about drug testing complications, and wants to eat fried food.
slideshow of Johnny meeting Stephen Colbert


Ice dancing started last night. I finally figured out how compulsory dance works! After...how many years of watching skating?
I actually don't find them boring, now that, because everything's the same, you can really compare the pairs in an interesting way. Sort of like figures in old-time figure skating.

and too bad we didn't see Adrian Schultheiss' totally random free skate.
I blogged about it during the European Championships:
well, Sweden's Adrian Schultheiss had definitely the most different routine so far...skating with a straitjacket costume to a supervaried medley (even a random 8-bit video game break) that ended with "Fire on High" - all with random "psycho" laughs interspersed throughout
those psychotic laughs were particularly awesome.
chrryblssmninja: (badlucktuckx_america)
you know I have to talk about this...

Congratulations to Evan Lysacek on winning gold.
You all know I'm not a big fan of his, and his program left me a little cold - not lifeless, just felt a bit calculating to me - but he definitely earned the medal. and yay USA!

Plushenko was alright. He earned second, but with him I saw a little more of the happy vitality that I didn't see in Evan's skate. Evan's got more of this dull fire that isn't quite fierce yet but cooly wrings out the points, like a beta wolf on the hunt. That is probably the most hilarious mixed metaphor, sorry. EVAN'S A GREAT ATHLETE OKAY

I think Johnny Weir should have been scored a little higher, 4th place at least. But even though he didn't flow into his jumps like he usually does, he still skated so well. My heart was pounding the entire time while watching him.

Daisuke Takahashi's program was great to watch, despite the fall. I was slightly pulling for Johnny to get third, but I felt guilty about it because Takahashi's such an awesome skater.

Faults aside, Lambiel definitely had the most graceful use of arms in the entire free skate.

Cool of Nobunari Oda to try something different and come back from that odd lace malfunction.

Denis Ten has magnificent height on his jumps. Florent Amodio had a really fun program. Michal Brezina has a ton of potential.

AND YAY JEREMY ABBOTT FOR COMING BACK FROM A WEAK START IN HIS FREE SKATE
I WANT TO HUG HIM

yay US gold!

oooh Elvis Stojko thinks Lysacek shouldn't have won

- - -

oh, and congrats to Torah Bright for winning the snowboard half-pipe gold for Australia!
too bad that my fellow Americans Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark only got silver and bronze, respectively, but Bright had an excellent second run and Teter and Clark have gold medals already.
chrryblssmninja: (malleabile_shoshannanitrate)
why do I get crazy ideas right before I want to sleep

anyways, here's a quick pic I took of my Ekaterina Gordeeva doll



I got it back when I was a bit of a ~serious~ doll collector. There were dolls (a whole range of Barbies and others. Including two American Gymnast Barbies and one regular gymnast) I was fine with playing with. I usually ended up making them spies with lots of costume changes for different missions; this was wayyy before Alias.
And then there were dolls I kept in the box because they are special. Katia there, the Puerto Rican Barbie whose flowery box you can sort of see in the picture, Q from Star Trek, and Bloomingdale's Barbie. I used to get the small free Barbie catalog, and looking at the dresses of the more exclusive dolls got me interested in fashion.

My mom also has a copy of My Sergei. She was totally fine with Ilia Kulik, though, not like those crazy shipper people.
chrryblssmninja: (badlucktuckx_america)
Congrats to Canada on the snowboard cross gold!


- - -
aww noooo Jeremy Abbott - although I could tell he'd be too nervous, even before he started the program. :{

yay Weir doing pretty well!


and I know I have a bunch of Plushy fans on my flist, and I don't deny his amazing skills and his fun exhibition routines. However, though I know he earned all his points, it looked like he was skating to an entirely different song. lol I'm still a Yagudin girl

Lysacek skated well. At least there's an American hope for medal. But even Abbott off his game had better-centered spins. That was the only flaw I spotted in Lysacek's skate, that he leaned weirdly in several spins. Yeah, I'm not a big Lysacek fan, but he works hard and if he does well that's fine.

Funny how the American broadcast was hyping up Patrick Chan even more than the American skaters. He skated to a tango-ish piece, right? nice.

My favorites in the final: Daisuke Takahashi and Stephane Lambiel. But I've liked them for a while now, so that's no surprise to me. Lambiel's recent European Championships free skate was breathtaking. If Weir can get on the podium, that would be fantastic.

lol Contesti's program with the blues/honky tonk thing I was like "what is this"

I can't help but think "Nobunaga Oda" when Nobunari Oda's on the screen, haha. Yes, I know he's a descendant

it's sad what happened to Tomas Verner. Too bad about Joubert too, but he's not a favorite of mine, so I don't mind much.

Takahiko Kozuka for showing promise and skating to Jimi Hendrix. Michal Brezina also seems to have potential.

I see some names whose performances weren't broadcast here:
Denis Ten (Kazhakstan), Florent Amodio (France), and Artem Borodulin (Russia). Were their skates interesting?



DON'T SPOIL ME FOR LOST


ETA: I'm looking bag in my "figure skating" tag at the entries up to 2007. haha.
I can trace my support for Jeremy Abbott to January 29, 2008. Still feel sad for him right now.
The female skaters I'm looking forward to watching are Mirai Nagasu and Yu-Na Kim. I haven't been able to watch as much to get excited over others, so if there's someone I should keep an eye out for, tell me!
chrryblssmninja: (badlucktuckx_america)
I'm still reobtaining some bookmarks and files, but here's a nice little vid from [livejournal.com profile] malinowy:


Johnny Weir and Stephane Lambiel


oh look there are more in "related videos"



okay back to downloading.


ETA: Johnny's short program at Nationals and free skate
some bonus Jeremy Abbott because he's good too
chrryblssmninja: (spades_hearts_simonnathan)
I managed to catch the last hour of the women's competition for US figure skating Nationals

aww Mirai Nagasu should have won Nationals...Rachael Flatt is boring

also, I've run into several Misfits articles and quotes around the internet in the past week, and even when I'm reading one of the funny quotes for the 4th time, I still crack up.
Especially when done like this.
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
random European Championships update:

well, Sweden's Adrian Schultheiss had definitely the most different routine so far...skating with a straitjacket costume to a supervaried medley (even a random 8-bit video game break) that ended with "Fire on High" - all with random "psycho" laughs interspersed throughout
chrryblssmninja: (iconomicon_beaker)
Watching European Championships right now.
There is a Swiss pair skating to an vocal-less version of Bohemian Rhapsody right now
the pair's just okay to watch, but still.

Morand and Dorsaz, that's their name


ETA
wait what I'm watching the Russian stream of the Eurosport channel and then there was an ad in English for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on CNBC
what

ETA: this pair is skating to Linkin Park
Stacey Kemp and David King from Canada
chrryblssmninja: (iconomicon_cactushug)
so I'm watching this figure skating Grand Prix
just saw Plushenko and that American Mroze


and the Arsenal game's starting right now


and then the Bremen game starts in fifteen minutes
but there's no stream for that, so I'll just check live updates

ow my head


feel free to leave reactions in comments


ETA: JOHNNY WEIR
COME ON YOU CAN DO IT
aww yay wasn't perfect but still solid, sadly not enough
chrryblssmninja: (lucky_117_jigglypuff)
LOL SUNDANCE CHANNEL

New series featuring U.S. figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir as well as the behind-the-scenes lifestyle choices of fashion models highlighted Sundance Channel's upfront presentation to advertisers Monday.
The half-hour "Be Good Johnny Weir" will follow its subject, his coach, choreographers and hangers-on as they ready for the 2010 Winter Games. Sundance has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is produced by Endemol's Original Media.



hi Johnny!


ETA: I HAVE FOUND MY LITTLE CHEF!

this was a j-dorama I caught bits of on TV but I wasn't able to finish it. It was about a cook! and she solves people's problems! with food! and it was fantastic!

Seri, an unknown yet talented female chef from the country, arrives in Tokyo to work at French restaurant, Etoire, but discovers that they have gone out of business due to the departure of their main chef. Together with the restaurant's former manager, she opens a French restaurant of her own and begins to recreate the flavors her late father mastered as a famous gourmet chef.

I am so watching this and No Heroics when April Month of Much Trial and Stress is over.
chrryblssmninja: (ennife_wheat)
Watched the Worlds for women's figure skating (they didn't televise the others here; I'll catch them later). Yu-Na Kim was the most consistent to me, and she deserved to win. And hey Canada gets another medal after 21 years.
Also, I know Mao Asada is growing and getting pretty tall, but she looked scarily thin to me.

I wished they had televised the men's competition. They've been more exciting overall these past few years.



Went to Santana Row today with my friend Loki. Ate at Sino - (hey my mom suggested it first. We ate there before for my parents' anniversary; the hypertrendiness and popularity is evident but not like suffocating or anything), then browsed various stores before ending up at a cafe.

I went a bit photo-crazy.



hypercool restaurants and sunsets await )
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
figure skating. Johnny Weir. right now.


come on, Johnny.


ETA: oh well. He was sill recovering from sickness.



ETA 2: if Jeremy Abbott can become even more polished, I so want him to beat Evan Lysacek.

ETA 3: whoa shoot Parker Pennington

ETA 4: Curran Oi is so cuddly and pale aww

ETA 5: and Ryan Bradley continues to be a pile of icky smarm. Yeah, he's an alright skater, but all the flirty stuff he does comes off more pandering than fun.
chrryblssmninja: (lofi_brainfreeze)
I give up I give up…I couldn’t do it…I can’t watch any more TV episodes…internet or otherwise. I give up!

I FAIL AT TV

My rules were pretty strict, though. I had to have seen the episode from the very beginning, with permission made for bathroom breaks and stuff during the episode. So that’s why there’s so few Brothers and Sisters episodes and other shows - I watch them in bits, but I rarely catch the whole thing. Also, news/late night shows like Late Night With Conan O'Brien were not counted.

You see later on that I started to include sports events I watched on TV. This was inspired by [livejournal.com profile] padfootie’s monthly recap posts. I wanted to keep a record of them somehow. I didn't write down the Olympics, though, because that would be too much.

Sometimes I would comment on an episode. No comment doesn’t mean no reaction.

via [livejournal.com profile] canadian_turtle: the 500 television episode
Episodes in 2008

My list )

So, for next year...shows to finish/start/try out, in no order
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Little Mosque on the Prairie
Mad Men
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Sons of Anarchy
Extras and Office (UK) series finale
Arrested Development
Green Wing
Mighty Boosh
Avatar
Band of Brothers

and some others
chrryblssmninja: (rockin_graphix_danlooks)
Supernatural and Lost return tomorrow!

[livejournal.com profile] croakvegas made a fun Faradayyyyyyyyyy post here. I think I need to join in.
So I'm providing two Jeremy Davies videos first posted on the TWOP forums. The theme: Tracking the Tie. Yes, that skinny tie.
It appears in In this Rescue Dawn trailer/interview (hey, Mr. Candle's there too!). Just wait, he'll show up. And his voice sounds even cooler.
And it pops up in this 2002 trailer for the Roman Coppola movie CQ. Davies plays an American working on movies in Paris 1969.
That thing Roman Coppola uses at 0:28? I forgot the name but I want it
Jason Schwartzman plays another director. (He's in Phantom Planet? Did not know that.)
There's also some nice Coppola sib action.
But what we came for. yes. At 4:40- aww. At 6:45- hee.

Finally, check out this interesting Dan/Shannon video. Execution's a bit cheesy, but the concept is kind of cool.

For more awesome Lost character/actor links, check out This interview with Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond). Part 2 is here.
AV Club interview with show creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

As for Supernatural, check out this totally awesome promo feature for the upcoming episode. Link stolen from [livejournal.com profile] nekare.

via [livejournal.com profile] ack_attack:
Three-hour Lost season finale, spread over two nights.
When strike-delayed shows will return, and for how many episodes.

via [livejournal.com profile] subtle__sarcasm: Amy Acker to be in Dollhouse, Dollhouse starts filming this week!

via [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda: Star Wars live action TV show to be "greasy, seamy." I've been saying this for years now, ever since I first heard about the project, but:
pleeeeaaaaaaasseeeeee cast me as anything George Lucas I will go to the Presidio and stand next to the Yoda statue and jump around with imaginary lightsabers pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssseeeeee hey [livejournal.com profile] claennis you be my second 'k?
also via Cleo: Laser Cats on the big screen?!
Check out Piccolo's costume for the Dragon Ball Z movie. Looks pretty cool.

Frank Miller and "The Spirit" panel a big hit at New York Comic-Con. Related: Out-of-print story sequence of The Spirit to be available again..

via [livejournal.com profile] hannahstarr: A Sabriel movie?

via [livejournal.com profile] lilychick: Johnny Weir to have a TV show? ooooh. I wonder what he has to say about Chuck Bass. Chuck got special notice in Entertainment Weekly's feature on ascots.

Interesting biographical piece about Josh Schwartz, creator of The OC, Chuck, and Gossip Girl.
For the big New Yorker article on the latter show, click here.
"I was just reading something about, like, how Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson didn’t get along [on the set of The Other Boleyn Girl]," says Leighton. "Why don’t they say that George Clooney and Brad Pitt don’t get along? It’s always the girls."
woot go Leighton

via [livejournal.com profile] dontburnhot: Trailer and pics for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead. Oh my gosh it might actually be not bad. Maybe. whaaaa
chrryblssmninja: (yoostyna_dwight)
Sorry for all the people who posted essays that I promised I'd read. I've been so behind on flisting and tried to save some links but either forgot to save them or accidentally deleted them.

Liveblogging World Figure Skating Championship broadcast )

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