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via [ profile] jaune:

Reply to this entry with whatever is in your cut/paste buffer. Just click on "comment on this" and do a paste into the resulting box.

ETA: [ profile] pippopippo brought this to my attention:

Come answer my "you are my ___ to my ___" meme!

oh, and in case you missed it, my mega linkspam post!
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via [ profile] miladygrey:
Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc. Then write your reaction to each pairing (or a snippet of a hypothetical fic featuring each pairing).
I'm making RL people and things count as people.
the pairings )
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First off, via flist...
If you see a "Career Cruising" meme going around, please don't participate or pass it on. It's not a free quiz--it's on a pay site, and by using whoever's login/password it is, you're going to get them into a huge amount of trouble. It's a site for professional career counselors and their clients, and my suspicion is that one of those clients leaked the password, probably to their friends, and it went wild from there. So, you know, for the sake of this poor counselor, please tell people to delete or lock their meme entries or not participate at all. I don't know if the counselor can change his/her password, either.


So that is my loose, loose story of most of the main music and music fannishness that's been going in my head recently. If I can get at least a few of my flist trying out the awesomely raw rock of Sleater-Kinney or the creative (yes! really!) reggaeton of Calle 13, then...that would make my day.
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Got my first class of the school year done. -jumps-
I've still got the BART schedule programmed in my system, so I knew when to stand and when to get off the train and the fastest way to get to the building my class was in and so on. Finding the class, however, took a bit more mental effort. Wasn't late, though. The professor's cool. It's Intro to Native American Studies, so she hopes to upend many of the myths we students have accumulated over the years...Lots of reading, but there are a lot of freshmen in the class, so I don't think it'll be too hard as long as I keep up with everything.

My next class is in four and a half hours. yup. ;) I've got a reader to buy, a Statement of Intent or something for that URAP app (why procrastinate me no) to type, and lunch to eat and flists to scan.

I really hope that last semester's sleepy slump will be the last one of my college career.

Okay, so I remember seeing a "7 songs of summer" meme somewhere, and I planned on doing it before school started. I even procrastinate on memes! bad bad
I might as well do it now. Seven Songs that Shaped My Summer )

Have a nice day/night/afternoon/unspecified period of time!
chrryblssmninja: (torchwood)
And now...the answers to the character crack questions meme!

dramatis personae

I have provided links to very informative videos. Really, go check them out.
1) Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) he’s the young-looking one with the facial hair
2) Mr. Muggles (Heroes)
3) Irina Derevko (Alias)
4) Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
5) Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who, Torchwood)
6) Mihail Bakuinin, aka “Patchy” (Lost)
7) Gackt (J-music man)
8) Menchi (Excel Saga)
9) Vegeta (Dragonball Z)
10) Yoda (Star Wars)
11) Graham Poll (soccer referee)
12) Man with No Name from Muse’s Knights of Cydonia video
13) Voldo (Soul Calibur games)
14) HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
15) Galadriel (LOTR)
16) Ianto Jones (Torchwood)
Thanks to [ profile] mossymermaid for the clip.
17) Sylar (Heroes)
18) Conan O’Brien (talk show host)
19) Anya (Buffy)
20) Dwight Schrute (The Office)

and now, the questions. And answers. )

I should really do this more often.

Oh, and Happy (belated) birthdays to [ profile] viralmemory and [ profile] rxni!
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Links on the LJ/Six Apart/Strikethrough mess:
From [ profile] logovo: one view on the matter, Comm hijacking by LJ employee, Article on Six Apart’s blog problem, Livejournal creator leaves, Six Apart funnels donations to charities.

From [ profile] yahtzee63: Some thoughts on the latest LJ suspension/deletions

From [ profile] soleta_nf: great email sent to LJ, Compilation of links, thoughts, a video response, and a new theme song.

[ profile] censorthiis: Help needed for working on alternative to LJ

And, finally, Fandom Diaspora.

That made the weirdo poetic wannabe in me compare LJ fandom to immigration…it’s like fandom is searching for a home. Some, like me, just can’t bear to leave the networks and experiences we have only in this place, even if the new governing body (Six Apart) ain’t the greatest of things. We’re too settled in to leave, I guess. Others wish to seek a better land, somewhere with better laws governing expression and such. Best wishes to all of you on that journey.

I’m staying, and I’m not backing up with other blog accounts. I’ve got a one-stop flist, with comms for my major, my university, and my city. I’ve got a fantastic network of soccer fans that seems to be staying, for the most part. A few of my TV/movie/book friends are leaving for perfectly good reasons, but most are staying. None of my real-life friends are leaving, and they aren’t involved in much LJ business. I’ve just started getting into the music and Spanish-language fandom here. And the layout/design of LJ agrees with me, which may sound strange but is somewhat important to someone visual like me.

I’m being lazy, weak and submissive about this, but I’ve settled on LJ as my one-stop blog network. Myspace and Facebook don’t count. I don’t think I have the will to try and rebuild everything again on other sites. So I’ll just sit here, and hope SixApart eats itself up or something.

PS. I hear that Journal Fen is better equipped to take on new traffic than Greatest Journal or Insane Journal right now.


Today was my Phase II registration appointment for fall classes. So my Fall 2007 schedule shall be:
9-10 AM
Intro to Native American Studies -fulfills history requirement, interesting subject
3-6 PM
Film Ethnography -not the exact title, but yay Film and Anthropology in one class!
That leaves me a lot of time to study and explore and stuff.
Tuesday and Thursday
11 AM- 12:30 PM
Andean Archaeology - I’ve heard good things about the professor, and it’s a cool subject that fulfills the Area requirement for my major
3:30 - 5 PM
International Perspectives in Education - fulfills International Studies req, and I like to learn about education
9-10 AM
Intro to Native American Studies
12 - 1 PM
Native American Studies discussion
2 - 3 PM
Film Ethnography discussion
So I have one hour for lunch that day.
9-10 AM
Intro to Native American Studies
And that’s it. So I can either take BART home right after class, or stick around for friends or free concerts or study stuff.

I think the long summer has made me want to start school again. Just after I’ve read all these books I’ve borrowed…

And I'm still looking for crazy questions for characters numbered 1-20. A lot of the shippy/who and how would you or 3 do/desert island questions have been asked already, so come up with more stuff! Like bands! Starting 11! Who would you send to best punish SixApart? Get creative!
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As pretty as my old layout was, I needed a change. I needed something dark, but not black, and sleek. This one's alright. The idea of my hidden fortress being an underground rave is very fun.

I have a bunch of links on my other computer, including stuff about the latest LJ mess-up. Sheesh...I'm staying, but I'm not getting a paid account in the future like I had planned before.

Streamed my first match today while joining in on the Gunnerspam on [ profile] gunnergirls. Yay Arsenal winning! But it was a Triple A match: Arsenal + Ajax + ANGER incarnate, all in Amsterdam.

Finally, a pretty cool link: Lyrics as Limericks!
Example: Stairway to Heaven
There's some lady who's going to the stars,
Via stairs, road, or wind, not by car.
I would say if I could
If she's evil or good,
But it's all drowned out in loud guitars.

Oh, and I still need your cracktastic questions for this meme!
1. I have made a list of 20 characters, which I am keeping to myself for the moment.
2. I ask you, dear flist, to post questions in the comments. Crazy questions. Whatever you like. For example: "4, 6, 12 & 15 are starting a band together, what is their name and what kind of music do they play? Also, who's the lead singer, and what instruments do the others play?"
3. After you ask enough questions, I will round them up and answer them using the 20 characters I selected beforehand, and then post them.

Be creative.
chrryblssmninja: (merry_holdwine_bh_a_ben)
First: 7 dead in bridge collapse; 4 survivors share stories.

okay, need some happy news now.
via [ profile] fanthropology:
Cosplayers at Japan's Foreign Ministry office

Also, Was Brazil’s national team drunk at World Cup matches?
Sean Bean’s drunken anger at Sheffield’s relegation
via TWOP thread: Click here, then go down to video/audio box. Check out the highlights of the FC Dallas-LA Galaxy game. Dallas came from 4 behind, only to lose to LA 5-6.
Short but sweet piece on Iraq's Asian Cup win
And 9 year old signed to Man U.
I just noticed yesterday that two Mancunians, Naomi and Charlie, died in the Lost season finale. Interesting.

Oh, that reminds me: tommorow I want to try streaming the Arsenal-Ajax match. I looked up some stream providers. Which would be best? My teams are Arsenal, Valencia, Werder Bremen. One of the Spanish-language TV stations here shows random matches from everywhere EXCEPT the English Premiership. Here's a stream info link I got from [ profile] gunnergirls. I'll have to watch it around 12:30 PM here. It'll play on the computer while I watch X-Games on the TV. Hey, that's only once a year...

My favorite X-athlete right now is Travis Pastrana. I like calling him a "geeky farmboy," because that's what he looks and acts like outside the arena.
I went checking up on X-Games results yesterday, and found some links.
Excerpt from Pastrana’s upcoming biography.
I didn't really care that Nate thought he was better than me. And yet, I did care. He pissed me off. He motivated me. And he fueled the greatest and most fun year of my life.
yay honesty.
"Don't do it, Travis! Think about the money. If you get hurt, you're throwing away your X Games." It was my agent. No time to be logical now. I had a double backflip to do.
Pastrana’s shadow
And more Pastrana
Travis Pastrana may be a lot of things—motocross superstar, race car driver, master showman, bionic goofball and all around nice guy. But one thing he's not ... is done yet.
"I do have a hard time focusing on just one thing. I love BMX. I love motocross. I love freestyle. I love driving cars or go karts. I feel like everything helps everything else."
"For a year and a half, I did try to concentrate on motocross and nothing else, and I actually got slower. I lost that creativity, fun or whatever it was."

Aw cool he's kind of like me. Except he can drive stuff.
Okay, and an article about European riders, specifically the Swiss Mat Rebeaud and the Spaniard Dany Torres. Americans tend to dominate motocross, but I saw these guys in some competitions and they're pretty good. And hee article picture- Dany looks like a mix of Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres.

Does anyone else here follow extreme sports?

Finally...ever I since I woke up in an unpleasant manner this morning, I've been thinking a lot. It's not been a very happy day. I just wanted to melt in the heat of the car, but my dad had to turn on the air con. Just family stuff, and school coming up, and things I want to do, and things I can't get over no matter how much I want to rip them from my head...
Had a few bright spots. The neighbor's cat Kerri made an appearance, and I was able to grab a pearl tea and read a fun magazine feature on Muse and also read FABLES VOL 8 WOLVES YAAAAY.
I keep telling myself that things could be much worse, and I don't deserve to feel so miserable.

Okay, I need some crazycracktasticness right now.
Via [ profile] threthiel9:
1. I have made a list of 1520 characters, which I am keeping to myself for the moment.
2. I ask you, dear flist, to post questions in the comments. Crazy questions. Whatever you like. For example: "4, 6, 12 & 15 are starting a band together, what is their name and what kind of music do they play? Also, who's the lead singer, and what instruments do the others play?"
3. After you ask enough questions, I will round them up and answer them using the 1520 characters I selected beforehand, and then post them.

I'll keep on posting about this until Wednesday or so. I've done this meme before, but [ profile] threthiel9 inspired me to be more crazy in my character selections. So ask away! Shippy questions are welcome, though I won't get into any bedroom details, 'cus my gross-out tastes tend towards matters of weapons and toilet bowls.

Sorry for the long post. I just need to spill right now.
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Hi. Brain fried. Too tired to post links here or watch Superliga (if I try to watch games or movies when I'm tired like this, even the best stuff can annoy me).

Rambly brain-fried ramblings...

Milpitas, home of That Smell. There are fields there, past the dot-com ghost town office park, near the stores and restaurants of the place still called McCarthy Ranch. The corn's still growing now, behind the real estate sign. Two fields, side by side; now two lots, for sale or rent.

In the days of agriculture, it was known as the Valley of Heart's Delight. Now, it is Silicon Valley. Some of the richest soil on earth, making the office landscaping greener. I can't let go of this.

There are still farms in the Bay, scattered here and there. Here in Fremont, the place with goats and a llama is recently empty, with the wood of sheds and fences still standing. Across the road, some greener grasses stand. No horses slow their growth now.
Also growing: the business in hiring animals as roadside gardeners. They've even mentioned it in business articles. We've seen the goats by the highway. In their little herds, they keep the golden grasses trim and tidy, decreasing risks of fire and such. Hey- with animals, less need to buy fertilizer. Now and then I see the cows hired to graze the lots where the A's new stadium (and accompanying "village") will be built.

About a month ago, 400 of those goats died in a car accident. 700 goats in a trailer, driver messed up a turn- 300 traumatized goats.

San Jose, 10th largest city in the US. Its downtown is less lively than that statistic would suggest. Pockets of bustle, random events like this weekend's Grand Prix to bring people. All the high viewing spots outside the fenced areas were taken. But I did managed to see the tops of cars speeding past. Wonder if there'll be another driver fistfight like last year. I like hearing the cars.

Saw some cool cars displayed in the circle of palm trees, which you can find in a wide walking area sandwiched between the Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel. Ooh pretty Ferrari and Lotus. For someone who can't even drive, I sure like looking at cars.

San Jose's Japantown. Small area, small Japanese population. Still a nice area. Too bad we missed the Obon Festival. There's a Cuban restaurant next to the Filipino community center. And an abandoned 7-11 down the block. Dark glass smashed.

Okay, me stop rambly right now. Memes don't take brainpower. Meme time.

taken from [ profile] blackmoonruby:

Look at your LJ userpics list. If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List each one in your LJ, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance it has....

[ profile] chrryblssmninjauserpic page.

Look at it. So cute. Taken from a random macro my brother found.

Os Mutantes: a Brazilian psychedelia band that was part of the Tropicalia movement. They make songs that are funny, sweet, scary, or all these things at once. And whee jumping hypernness pic.

Flight of the Conchords! Whee strange Kiwi craziness.

Because I always need a Supernatural icon, and this one looks cool.

Because it's pretty and it's got Nine and Rose.

It looks cool and it's got Captain Jack Harkness.

Because that's what I am.

I always need a non-Arsenal footie icon. I usually use Diego or another Bremen player, but I decided to give this cool Villa icon a try.

It's got Bennet and his moral greyness and the light orange/white/dark blue suit colors are nice.

Me is failed ballerina-ninja. Took it for a combined total of over 11 years. I still like watching dance, though (and trying to perform random steps). I so wish I was better, but...I'm not.
Oh, and the picture's pretty.

Because I'm dark like that. And Uzumaki doesn't get enough attention in the manga world. There's just a small cult of us Junji Ito fans, but that's about it.

It was time that freaky Ben represented my Lost fannishness.

It has Claude looking like he caught the emo bug from Peter. While it didn't turn out the exact shade of blue I wanted, I'm still kind of proud of it.

Because it has Shiina Ringo looking cool. And Shiina Ringo is one of my favorite musicians. I always try to have a Shiina icon.

Because it reminds me of one of the many awesome moments in Deathly Hallows.

I talk too much.
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just a quick note: the HP6 casting news I posted last time are not true. Sorry, guys. Link via [ profile] subtle_sarcasm.

The following meme sucked out so much of my time last night...Google Images can be addictive...I went up to 30 instead of just 20...

stolen from [ profile] blackmoonruby:
Here's how it works:
1. Open your Winamp/iTunes.
2. Put the shuffle-mode on.
3. Find a picture of the first 20 artists. If the same artist comes again, skip.
4. Have your friends guess who the artists are.

I also skipped over random DJs unknown outside the blogosphere and mashups and stuff. It's still pretty messed and somewhat obscure; I think I had more fun finding the pictures than you'll have in guessing them. Still, at least give it a try! If a picture looks interesting, feel free to ask about it, even if you have no idea who it is.

whee music pics whee! )

Just getting rid of this now while I try to form posts out of one-and-a-half week's worth of linkspam.
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First: US 1- Paraguay 3
I watched this one. There’s a possibility that we can still advance. Despite the two losses, I think we played better than expected. How I feel about this “b” team:

The Unexpected

Slippery and strange, the way this team plays;
Yet sprightly, full of spunk- those words must follow.
Their lungs, at least, are strongest; so many times, so many shouts!
If all their tries
Their passing plays
They’d have won.
Most do not care
Find the phrase too worn
But the truth stands tall:
They did try their best.
Skill wasn’t enough,
but the potential

Wow, that was weird. And aww, I’m watching the sports highlights and I wish I could have seen the Argentina-Columbia game. So much action, in just the first half? And 4-2, final! And Basile’s voice is so deep it makes me laugh.

Comment and I'll give you a letter. In your journal, list 10 of your favorite songs that begin with that letter.
Rebelstrike21 gave me “D.” Aack, must extend to 14. If you really want a letter, just ask for it.
the songs )

Music link time!
New songs from Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton as well as Muse. The Muse song, “Man of Mystery,” is an NME mag exclusive (they‘ve got Muse on the cover and have a bonus CD of songs picked by the band), and you can download it off the site there. It’s just a two-minute instrumental track, but it’s got the surf guitar/spy feel that I’m always a sucker for.
For more Muse goodness, watch this video of the intro to a recent performance at Wembley Stadium. Oh my gosh they start with that cool Dance of the Knights (?) song from the Romeo and Juliet ballet and then they go into Knights of Cydonia and wheeeeee

Check out this Culture Bully post about the latest album of the Montreal DJ Socalled. The video and first song up for download is a witty little rap about a time “where man woman and child can all log onto the internet and text message each other from across the house.” The video shows the DJ sporting six arms and playing the accordion while on the computer. But the second song, “You Are Never Alone,” is the song I’ve been playing over and over again. At first I was like whaaa? And by the end I was totally into it. It’s a great blend of pop, R&B, and a dash of rap. I think the vocal beats are samples of The Comedian Harmonists, a fun acapella group. There are whistles and pretty lyrics and a tuba? and soul singing and it’s just nice. PLEASE give this song a try.

BBC shows Glastonbury performances! I can’t see the videos, for some reason…
New site for all music fans: Soundpedia. They have a ton of albums that you can listen to.
Animated music vids FTW!
The ending made me gasp really loud, even if I guessed it a split second before.
Another creepy music video. Even the muppet ghosts creep me out.

Watch the White Stripes, Lily Allen, and Wayne from the Flaming Lips get interviewed by a goat puppet
Why did nobody tell me about Pancake Mountain before? Pancake Mountain is a cute kid’s show that consists of interviews and performances with indie bands. Check here and here for videos.
Really, you have not lived until you’ve seen Conor Oberst interviewed by Rufus the Goat. Some of the videos aren’t there anymore, but I did get to see 2 members of Wolfmother dancing and rapping with Rufus, so that was fun.

Finally, from an interview with Paul McCartney:
I was interested to hear the theory of vinyl vs. CDs. One of my engineers said we record something and the frequencies will go [makes high-pitched frequency sound] and beyond that we can't hear, but they are on the vinyl. Similarly, the other way [makes low-pitch sound]… those frequencies that are in the bass. You can't hear them, but they're there in the vinyl. You can measure them on VU meters, but our ears can't pick them up. So he said, that's why vinyl's better. That's why people think of it as warmer and fuller, because it actually is. Whereas a CD, if you go [makes high-pitched sound again] the CD doesn't need any information above that, so it goes to whatever it is -- 5,000 KH -- and cuts off. Similarly in the bass. That's why engineers, some of my engineers anyway, don't think this is good.
That is so true. Let the word be heard!
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First, happy birthday to [ profile] teaglass!

Okay, now on to business.

I've changed my userpics again and now have a brand-spanking new profile. The banners I made aren't great, but they get the job done. And there's a lot of them. Way too many, actually, but this is what I want. They form weird shapes too...The Shrine to Petrelli, the TV spaceship, the torii gate of music...yeah.

Also, via several people: Fill this out!
1. My username is _____ because ____.

2. My journal is titled ____ because ____.

3. My subtitle is ____ because ____.

4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.

5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.

my answers and two other memes )

Please tell me what you think of the new profile!
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I’m taking a break from studying to post this. Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) was today. After dropping off my mom at work, we went to Black Cat in Milpitas, Heroes (hee name) in Campbell, and Lee’s Comics in Mountain View. There, I took pictures of some Star Wars cosplayers coming out of Costco. There were also two ducks invading a nearby café. Lee’s Comics was conveniently located next to a restaurant that my mom and grandma wanted food from, so we dropped off food at my mom’s work and home.

Then we had lunch at Rubio’s (hey, it’s Cinco de Mayo, we had to eat something Mexican-related). My brother wanted to go to Fry’s to check something, so I tried to look for a copy of Entertainment Weekly there. No luck. So we made a final FCBD stop at Treasure Island Comics, and then went home to rest a bit and organize our comics loot.
Along with a ton of free comics and free Batman Heroclix, we also spent around thirty dollars on comics and magazines. Spent $8.00 on what turned out to be a variant cover of an issue I already had. -faceslap- Oh well, it might come in handy someday.

I really, really wanted to get a Heroes cover Entertainment Weekly. After checking Albertson’s (nope) and letting my dad get some Starbucks coffee, finally found it at Borders. I chose the Claire-HRG cover. The article is very spoilery in the beginning, but I quickly learned how to skip the dangerous paragraphs and get enough info to sate my thirst. Among the comic items I bought was an issue of Wizard magazine with a joint interview of Tim Kring (Heroes) and Damon Lindelof (Lost). But I won’t get to reading the FCBD stash until after finals.

Ah, finals. My Japanese written exam is split into Monday and Tuesday sessions. My Archaeology mini-final (presentation takes up more points) is on Tuesday. History of Art final is Friday, and the Physics and Music study session is Wednesday, with the exam on Saturday.

On the last day of Conan in SF, they had a funny clip of Conan at Intel headquarters, which is quite near my mom’s work. My brother said, “Conan was so close to Mommy!”
Oh, and Conan + kids + cubicle = fun.

My Japanese oral test was on Friday. During the test, I actually said “y” instead of “to” in order to express “and.” I think this is all because I tried to learn Japanese (and a bit of Mandarin) one summer, and it kind of continued while I was taking Spanish 3 in high school. It can be so weird, thinking Spanish while listening to Japanese or vice versa.

Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor on Smallville) was breakdancing on Last Call with Carson Daly. It’s so weird to see him with hair. And dancing.

A few hours ago, I just watched the fourth episode of Doctor Who and now I’m really hooked. At first, I just watched for the awesomeness of Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, as well as the certain low-budget (compared to the US) charm, zany humor, and sad undertones. But now I’m into the show as a whole.

Simon Pegg interview on "The Ewoks get a hard time." He also has a cool point the prequels.
AV Club interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
Studio 60 returns on May 24
Magneto movie?
Aww, I missed a free sneak preview of this movie: Eagle vs. Shark. It looks like a fun, quirky New Zealand romantic comedy. And it has Jermaine from Flight of the Concords! The movie site is cute, but unfinished.
Via [ profile] logovo: lol Trek.

Via [ profile] cleolinda:
Hugh Grant’s weapon of choice: baked beans.
Julia Stiles to be in happy version of The Bell Jar? I don’t like Stiles much, though she is skilled and does fit the role. But a happy version of THE BELL JAR?
Ryan Gosling is cool and teaches Ellen how to salsa.
Christian Bale says Heath Ledger has really crazy take on the Joker
Eric Roberts (music videos, movies, Thompson on Heroes) in The Dark Knight

Stolen from [ profile] heroes_alerts:
MAD TV’s Heroes parody Like it’s Lost parody, it’s just okay, funny in bits, sometimes unfunny crude, especially in the Claire part. The best parts are the Hiro and Niki ones.
Art history interpretation of Sylar’s painting. Yay, I understand it! Interesting, because Fauvism kind of falls under Primitivism, which is kind of the opposite direction from what Sylar wants…and ooh Alex Maleev does his paintings! I really liked some work he did for the Daredevil comics.
picspam of Jack Coleman (Mr. “HRG” Bennet”) back in his Dynasty days.
Not related to the show, but: Make your own superhero!

Via [ profile] subtle_sarcasm: Animated Bayeux Tapestry! and this fun meme:
Ask me my top five anythings. Can be fandom-related, doesn't have to be. Come on people, entertain me ;)
It’d give me a nice break from studying.
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Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments to my last post! I think I have enough virtual vitamin C and soup to last through the weekend.
-hugs quickly, then runs away to hack and cough and keep germs from you all-
I have been getting better over the course of the week, but the fact that I worked my sickness into my Japanese oral skit for Friday shows that I can rely on the cough’s presence for a few more days.

Bit of fun to brighten up the badness…
Here’s this fun little meme from [ profile] readywreadywit. Then I need to go back and finish up my Cubism readings, which are actually quite fascinating and clearly written but also very long.

* Go to and look up 10 of your favorite movies.
* Post three official IMDB "Plot Keywords" for these 10 picks.
* Have your friends guess the movie titles.

Ooh, time to try and stump you all…no IMDB cheating please!

1) band, beer, tractor
2) part of trilogy, snow, wuxia fiction
3) based on magazine article, famous score, time for title
4) rage, person on fire, supermarket
5) no opening credits, female psychopath, organ
6) nocturnal murder, jazz, Los Angeles California
7) club promoter, chase scene, former athlete
8) dysfunctional family, baptism, fish
9) ancient sword, decapitation, cocoon
10) hula dance, self-identity, You Talkin to Me?

Heh, it's Friday the 13th.
chrryblssmninja: (hallon02_sunset)
Hi all. Quick link dump and more. Oh, and just want to say that Monday’s ep of The Black Donnellys was so much more interesting and funny than last week’s well-intentioned bore.

Real-life Kwik-E marts and Star Wars stamps? And, from the people who brought you the Lego Star Wars games…Lego Batman! Whee!
Also, handy tips for the next time you go to a restaurant

Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman to be in movie from director of Night Watch. Sounds interesting.
Resident Evil 2 was horrible, but the Resident Evil 3 trailer makes me think it will return to the B-movie fun of the first one.

interview with LOST director Jack Bender
BENDER: “Hawaiian, as opposed to the young “Hannah Montana” when you call Disney or whatever star they’re promoting during the week. The Hawaiian music, believe me, is better than the insipid pop music.”
Hey, he was already my favorite of the regular episode directors. This interview made me like him more.

Via [ profile] cleolinda:
Lost’s Matthew Fox (Jack Sheppard) to quit smoking for kids while Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah) wants to remake Fassbinder classic
Matthew Rhys and Cillian Murphy join cast of Dylan Thomas biopic, which also stars Keira Knightley and …Lindsay Lohan?
First Sweeney Todd pics!
Hogwarts train vandalized?
Hey fans of The Office US: Jenna Fischer’s myspace! Have you seen her “nude” cover for Wired? Hee. Here’s a list of movies that Office cast will appear in.
There will be 22 more eps of Battlestar Galactica, along with 2 hour special

And, last link of the day:
The Battlestar Galactica vs. The Star Trek Enterprise!

Since I was tagged a while ago by so many people, here’s my 10 things meme. )

Finally, another passage from Shirley Jackson’s Hangsman. This one’s much shorter, just a fun little philosophy incident. )

Champions League thoughts and more to come later.
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
aaaaaaagh. The horrible parts of these past days are so my fault. And it's not just the procrastination...ugh. At least it's been getting hot outside. I'm a sun baby. I've been running around a lot more too, which is great because excercise and general moving around makes me happy. I don't mind the sweat so much- for now. Thanks to all who wished me luck on my Art History midterm- I got a B, which is pretty fair.

Ooh, and my ponytail was more like a horse tail today, so big and poofy. whee

So, the 14th was Pi day, the 15th the Ides of March (funny, because I kind of betrayed myself that day), yesterday was Baby!Theo's birthday, and today is St. Patrick's Day. -pinches all not wearing green- Hee, I think I'll catch up on episodes 3 and 4 of the Black Donnellys today.

So, just clearing out some links before the massive TV thought post. I've got the last Heroes, last two Lost, and last Supernatural to chatter about. Oh, and I spent hours Friday after school scouring music blogs for songs. Because I just felt like it. Got some cool links to free songs from South By Southwest too, (the ginormous music festival in Austin right now) along with other music stuff. Just got to organize it all. So, for now, everything else.

Conan O'Brien's coming to SF! If I had the time and transportation money to go, I so totally would.

via [ profile] the_blended:

I'm iffy on how the movie will turn out, but then again, it is The Turtles. It's a Ninja Turtle Renaissance! haaa

Oh, and I made up a cool new word while commenting on [ profile] teaglass: extraordinawesome. 'cause, yeah, her writing is that cool.

Jake Gyllenhaal to be Captain Marvel? While Maggie's in a Batman movie? Ooh sibling wars. hee. I wonder who will play little Jake.
Star Wars Speakers! I want these and those new R2-D2 mailboxes.

Bizarre yet cute Welsh corgi
Doggy narcolepsy. So sad but tooo cute...I feel guilty for laughing so hard. Because that can be tragic, yo. Then again, Americans are increasingly medicating pets, which is just sad sadness.

The Smiley turns 25

via [ profile] cleolinda:

Disney to return to traditional animation with “A Frog Princess” set in New Orleans
. You know there's bound to be controversy.
I can't believe how relieved I am to see anything big time traditional animation. Then again, Disney's successful run ran out during the 90's. Just someone get those cheap CGIs out of here.
My Little Pony...Live!
Oh my gosh they came to Cupertino.

Cate Blanchett in the new Indiana Jones movie?
Umm...well, if she gets a whip that'd be fun.

Finally, clearing out some memes... )
chrryblssmninja: (Default)
Happy belated birthday to [ profile] soleta_nf!

First off, Mika’s “Grace Kelly” > Mickey Avalon’s “Jane Fonda.”

UN urged to take on asteroid threat to Earth

The Oscars: the most regally bizarre mainstream televised event to come from the United States. I watched the whole show (and taped it- it’s less than two hours sans ads or those preview things). More thoughts maybe later, if I have time.

[ profile] foresthouse has a cool new community up: [ profile] a_plus_products, where you can evaluate various products. Go check it out - I so need to sometime…

Random things from the liner notes to 2400 Fulton Street, a best of Jefferson Airplane CD… )

Something to distract me from the Baby!Gunners’ loss at the Carling Cup final (at least we played well. And Baby Theo scored! Felt sorry for JT though):
Via [ profile] sharkina: Footballer baby pics!
Cesc looks evil, Zizou looks dazed, and Miro is cute as always. Mini!Henry is cute too, while Rooney is freaky, Kaká has mushroom hair, Leo Messi is adorable, and…just click the link!
Schalke lost, but Bremen only tied. Oh well, we still get one point. 2-2 -that’s okay.
Back in about September I posted about a footballer named Francesco Flachi. He caught my attention after jumping up to keep a ball in bounds, crashing into the stands, knocking out a camerawoman, getting fouled, then scoring the penalty- all in the same game. He was soon suspended two months for betting on games. Later found out that he makes great goals, yet always gets into trouble. Interesting guy, no? Well, now he’s tested positive for cocaine. Sheesh. Still, I knew more interesting things would come from this guy. And hey, one of his Sampdoria teammates was the THIRD man to ever headbutt Monkey Materazzi. I’m kind of liking Sampdoria. They’ve got character. Not good character, but more amusing and tolerable than GRR INTER SOMEONE BEAT THEM ALREADY.

Seriously, Materrazzi has this like secret power to attract headbutts. Guess that’s one power Sylar won’t be taking…

[ profile] sharkina gave me the letter S for this music meme:
List 10 songs that begin with the letter given to you and explain why you picked them. Comment and I shall give you a letter.
I went overboard and did 25. You don’t have to. )

And finally, taken from [ profile] canadian_turtle:
Which Heroes character are you most like? )
chrryblssmninja: (ghostofamuse_sun)
Hey! We won! I watched the US team beat Mexico, 2-0! Bradley is so much better than Bruce Arena. I wrote down a ton of comments about the match, but…I don’t feel like posting them anymore. I’m tired. My head was being split by a headache and slight fever while I was watching, but the match was so interesting that I didn’t fall asleep like I so needed to. Albright and Howard were really the men of the match, though, not female dog Donovan -though he was more useful than usual today.

Spain beat England 1-0, which is interesting. Hee, The Pale One scored! I’m really on a nickname roll here… Argentina beat France, which is a bit sad, but I don’t despise Argentina, so I just wish Les Bleus better luck next time. Brazil lost to Portugal (led by Hair Gel Ronaldo, no less) while Brazil coach Dunga wore this weird lederhosen-like outfit. Only worrying thing there: No photos of Diego or at least Kaká. Yeah, that’s all I care about in that match.

I was also going to post about the Super Bowl (worst ad year ever. But I did like the crabs, dogs, and suicidal robot) and some skating stuff, but…nah. Current mood courtesy of the dry throat, stuffy slight fever, and crazy headache that has thankfully died down- for now.

Okay. TV thoughts!
Heroes - Distractions )

Lost-Not In Portland )

Okay, linkety-link!
Via [ profile] sharkina:’s best of 2006 list

T3h footcrack: [ profile] rennylyleanna posted this fashion video with the German team. Did you see Podolski giving the shoulder to Basti!
And Miro’s pose in that brown jacket, with the slight tilt! So cool.
[ profile] rondaview posted so many good videos aack. It’ll take me forever to get through them all. But through them I also found this Iker interview. It’s in Spanish. I had to rewind constantly to understand his very Spanish accent and I’m only Spanish 4 with some extra knowledge (Dad why did you not teach me when growing up and give me cool boricua accent?)
I still need to finish the video, but I like when he’s on cell and ball drops past and he just looks at it like, huh.

Via [ profile] cleolinda:
Polanski to make Pompeii movie? I liked that book.
Prince Caspian cast!
Muggle Quidditch?
Yellow snow!
More on the Frodo vs. Leto feud
Polar bears to starve due to global warming
Huge python eats 11 guard dogs

Ninja-swiped from [ profile] supersyncspaz7:
The Wiki novel?

From Pop Candy:
Like NaNoWriMo for music: Record an album in 28 days
Write your own Oscar speech
Watch some of the Oscar-nominated shorts
Jake Gyllenhaal is mean! ha
“Jake Gyllenhaal talks about Lance Armstrong, trying to find the love of a good woman and his upcoming role in Zodiac in the new issue of GQ magazine, but one quote in particular stood out for me:
"Sometimes what I actually love to do is go to a farm and get fresh milk or watch a pig get slaughtered."“
The poster for Grindhouse, which revels in the pulpiness.
List of Jim’s pranks on The Office
What have they done to Underdog? A live-action movie? While I like My Name is Earl, Jason Lee as Underdog? whaaaa
Tobey Maguire’s soul available online
The Avril Lavigne manga? huh
Comics in Klingon!

Oh, and Egypt don’t like World Wonders snub, the craziest excuses for calling in sick, and ooh fire dancing. I’ve always been interested in fire dancing and fire breathing. Helps that I’m a bit of a pyro (though not as much as my brother).

Now, time to get some memes out of the way.
Stolen from [ profile] blackmoonruby:

My blog is worth $7,339.02.
How much is your blog worth?

Via [ profile] readywreadywrit: interesting numbers meme )

And finally, tagged by [ profile] pablo___:
Post 10 questions on your journal, and get those who comment to fill it out. Once they've done that, they must post 10 questions on their journal and get their f-list to fill it out, and so on and so forth. Post the correct answers, for those questions that call for correct answers, in the next update.
Whee, time to go question crazy. I’m going to mess with your minds!
1) If you saw a red ribbon trimmed with black lace, what song would pop up in your head first?
2) What’s your favorite novel?
3) If 42 is the meaning of life, what is the meaning of 42?
4) Any strange, interesting, or somewhat disgusting eating habits you have?
5) Have you ever made up an imaginary character for a book/TV show/movie/comic/whatever you like?
6) What two people characters/people/animals/robots/staplers/whatever from separate fandoms should so totally meet?
7) Have you ever wanted a pony?
8) What’s your favorite scientific fact?
9) What role would you choose: Dark Side, Light Side, Mercenary, Medic, or Marketplace Hustler?
10) What character/person/evil dog do you think I’m most like?
chrryblssmninja: (alenah_hirosword)
Sooooo many things I want to post about, but promises are promises. I have no time right now to put up pics or more explanations, but if you want 'em, comment and you shall be rewarded.

Now, finally, the answers to THE LIST!
The rules:
1. Post a list of 20 fandoms.
2. Have your friends guess your fave character from each fandom.
3. When guessed, bold the fandom, put in brackets who got it and write a sentence explaining why you like the character/person you chose.

Some of them are ties, so credit for both. I’ll put the answers in a post later. I like so many characters, though, so I won’t put the ones that I like way too many people in (Star Wars, HP, Kill Bill) or can’t decide (Xena, Battlestar Galactica, Battle Royale). Hints in my profile page!
1) Lost - tie: Locke and Sun.
2) Heroes [guessed by [ profile] never_evil, of course] Nathan. He's ruthless yet good, caring yet ambitious. The elder Petrelli is one fascinating guy, and it helps that he's portrayed by the cool Adrian Pasdar.
3) Dragon Ball Z [guessed by [ profile] never_evil] Piccolo. He's smart, independent, strong, tough, and yet caring towards Gohan. His cool yet aggressive demeanor really appealed to me. And green is my favorite color -well, blue-green, specifically, but he still looks nice.
4) Discworld [guessed by [ profile] teaglass]. Death. He's so nice yet grapples with his Duty and it's funny when he's drunk or tries to apply pure logic to the world. AND HE TALKS LIKE THIS. You just can't help but root for him...or at least understand him.
The Death of Rats, Susan, Vimes and Vetinari are close behind in favorite status.
5) Buffy/Angel [guessed by [ profile] soleta_nf] Spike. Yep, another bad boy. While overused and misused now and then, William was both fun and menacing, sly without being all that smart. The weak, tortured poet-turned tough-guy punk vampire was always a distinct, at times refreshing presence. He was emo and dark and a wise-cracking crazy animal who’d beat you up if he felt like it. Though the soul-having thing was bumpy in the execution, it was more or less alright in the end. Even though he’s a Man U fan.
6) LOTR [guessed by [ profile] point_earedpain] Galadriel. In both the movies and books, she is strong and awesome.
7) Batman comics (heroes) [guessed by [ profile] never_evil] Bruce Wayne. I just really get into his complex character and the whole Bat-mythology. He's my favorite superhero. Sorry, Supes.
8) Batman comics (villains) - Two-Face
9) X-men comics - Psylocke
10) Justice League of America
11) Supernatural [guessed by [ profile] never_evil] Dean. I just really sympathize with him. We're both elder siblings who alternately care for and beat up on our little brothers. Also...He's got cocky cowboy attitude. He's got shotguns. He's got the gorgeous Metallicar. It's all cool.
12) Smallville - Lex
13) The Office UK - Gareth Keenan
14) The Office US [guessed by [ profile] never_evil] Pam. Oh, Dwight may be hilariously annoying, but I am a super Jam shipper. Jim is cool, but Pam is so sweet and funny and smart and sad…awww…
15) Alias - Nadia Santos
16) Final Fantasy VII [guessed by [ profile] silverence] Sepiroth. I really do have a weakness for bad boys, don't I? Especially when they've got cool swords, cool hair, and an entertaining mother complex.
17) Invasion - Mariel Underlay
18) Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Frylock
19) Powerpuff Girls - Bubbles
20) here’s a hard one: The Pretender - Miss Parker DID ANYONE ELSE WATCH THIS SHOW?
chrryblssmninja: (alenah_hirosword)
Was watching DW-TV and, along with a report on the current top four teams (Bremen, Schalke, Stuttgart, and Bayern -who lost today 2-3 to Dortmund) THEY HAD A REPORT ON MIROSLAV KLOSE!
My dad was on the phone nearby, so I had to put the volume low and stand close to the TV. And still, I made little cheering noises. Because Miro is one of those players that makes you want to stand up and say “Yay!”

Ah. In other soccer news:
Via [ profile] theblended: The votes are in for UEFA’s team of 2006

Just saw this week that Bruno Marioni now plays for Boca Juniors (and scored twice in his debut! And did one of his flips afterward!). Now I must pay more attention to the Argentine league. Before, I’d just watch the highlights in order to a) see the teams and players that some of my online friends were talking about, and b) maybe catch a glimpse of their famous fights.
But this means that my Toluca Triumvirate is broken! Although it can be reborn if De La Torre steps up to the challenge. We shall see.

Winter X-Games on network TV tomorrow. Along with ice skating (just the women, sadly). Must find a way to watch it all.

And now, non-sports links:
Ninja-swiped from Stereogum:
Crazy commercials that make rap fun! You just have to see the “Flea Market” one. And then the one posted in the comments, because it actually sounds kind of cool.
Listen to Damon Albairn mess with minds
A preview:
Steve Seel: Joining us via satellite from London, two members of the much ballyhooed new band The Good, The Bad & The Queen -- none other than Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon. Gentlemen, welcome to The Current.
Damon Albarn: Welcome, welcome. But before we go any further, we're not called The Good The Bad And The queen. That's the name of the album. We haven't got a name.
Steve Seel: So the band has no name. Really?
Damon and Paul: No.
Steve Seel: [laughs] I thought you were pulling one over on me. Okay ... the no-name band that is the musical project known as ...
Damon Albarn: But it's not a band, it's more like an orchestra.
. . .
On Monday, the Governator was in town, here in Fremont.
. . .
The Battle of Yavin, as done with hands
Force Choke Cupcakes!
Oh dear.
. . .
Via [ profile] cleolinda:
Escaped chimp raids fridge, cleans bathroom
It’s the Draco Malfoy doll!

As well as the Dobby doll!

Song of Ice and Fire will be HBO miniseries
The Moon is destined to disintegrate
. . .
Via Pop Candy:
Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard will appear in a movie
directed by John “Jim Halpert” Krasinski, no less.
. . .
I’ve already done the ten random things meme three times already, so I won’t be doing those again for sometime. Sorry…but I will do this:

Comment, and I will:
1) Tell you why I friended you
2) Associate you with a song/movie
3) Tell a random fact about you
4) Tell a first memory about you
5) Associate you with an animal/fruit
6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you
7) In retort, you MUST spread this disease in your LJ - don’t bother if you have already

Next post: Finally, the answers to the Fave characters meme. So if you want to give it one more try, go ahead. It’s taking a bit longer because I want to provide pictures. Oh, and possibly Coachella lineup comments.

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