Just like the Penguins, the Moonglows

The Orioles, and the Five Satins.


29 Days of Star Trek Meme - Day 2
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So I'm not doing these in a timely manner >_> Shock of shocks.

Day 1 - Which Star Trek series is your favorite? - DS9.
Day 2 - Who is your favorite character? - This is SO hard, but ultimately I think I have to go with Data. Kira Nerys and Ben Sisko are STRONG contenders, but Data was the first Trek character I truly loved and I used to devour all the Trek books that were written about him and just, thinking about Data beings all my adolescent love for Star Trek flood back.

Though man, looking through my icons, I have three that feature Sisko and one that features Kira and zero for Data. I should rectify this!

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29 Days of Star Trek Meme -
Sisko
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Day 1 - Which Star Trek series is your favorite?

DS9.  I fell in love with TNG, but DS9 hits all my buttons -- deep characterization, serial story arcs which were not done much back then, and a really strong social consciousness, which is so important in Star Trek.


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tumblr sucks omfg -_-
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Thing on tumblr I can't believe is actually a thing: people who are militant about self-diagnosing their ailments via internet. This is such a fucking stupid ass fucking thing to be militant about and also just makes me think OP is really dumb. There's a reason there's the saying that the doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient. AND I'M SURE THESE PEOPLE AREN'T ACTUALLY DOCTORS SO THEY'RE JUST PUTTING SHIT INTO THE GOOGLE MACHINE AND SEEING WHAT MATCHES. As someone who deals with very real and mysterious health problems, I get hating the health care system, particularly in the US where it's so prohibitively expensive, but jesus fucking christ there is nothing smart about trying to diagnose yourself when you don't have the training or perspective to do so. Never be an internet doctor, internet lawyer, or internet auto mechanic. It won't end well.

another thing on tumblr I can't believe is a thing: people who say if you eat food outside of your ethnicity you're being an evil cultural appropriator.

god I hate, hate, HATE tumblr. I wish LJ would make a comeback t b h

in other news me and Bobo are home after spending some weeks at my mom's house and it is a good thing. I can smoke herb and blast my music and it's all good.

Note to self
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never, ever go into a Chelsea Manning post and make a comment on _p agin

I already knew this but for some reason apparently forgot

also _p is awful

Star Trek: Into Shittiness
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So I watched Into Darkness last night and figured I'd give my extensive review. Don't worry, I didn't give any money to JJ Abrams or any of the other soulless minions of orthodoxy responsible for this steaming pile of shit; I downloaded a cam version.

If you love these reboots, I'd advise you to stop reading now, as I am the opposite of interested in any of the many tired defenses people are constructing for these films. I've been officially done with any of these defenses since I saw a post on tumblr discussing how the ridiculous minidresses they make female Starfleet officers wear in these reboots is actually progressive. My head exploded, and I am officially over any defenders of these shitfests.

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Breaking Bad 5x04
Janeway
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So I know I haven't been posting much lately unless it's the "what a crap" tag, but that's mostly since I've been sucked in by tumblr. Fffff tumblr: killer of life.

But, do any of you watch Breaking Bad? Because I have major feels on the last episode. spoilers, or how in the fuck can anyone like WaltCollapse )

oh dear lord SHUT UP
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MSNBC is interviewing some "Criminal Profiler" about the Aurora movie theater shootings, and like 75% of what she is saying is making me cringe hard as a sociologist. Lady, you are spouting nonsense. What the fuck are her credentials? Oh, I see, she decided to call herself a criminal profiler. Ehhh, she has a master's in criminal justice, but that seems to be the extent of her social science expertise. And oh. She's a frequent guest on the Nancy Grace Show. WELL THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING. Augh. How hard would it have been, MSNBC, to call any university in the US and ask an actual criminologist for their opinion? I mean, every sociology department has at least one criminologist. Oh, right, because an actual criminologist would have had more to offer than OOGA BOOGA HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ALONE, TYPICAL BEHAVIOR. I guess Pat Brown is who you call to get the most insipid possible commentary on a situation she knows dick about.

fic rec
Elementary
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So I just read the best fanfic I've read in a very long time, and it's for a fandom that's only got some buzz and a four minute preview, but it's fucking amazing. Written by postcardmystery for Elementary. Man, I wish I could write like this:

tell me we're dead and i'll love you even more

lol
hahaha
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I'm watching Melissa Harris-Perry (who is fucking AMAZING fyi) and she's doing a segment on porn and feminism, and she had a little trivia question up. The question was: Which state consumes the most online pornography?

And the answer? Utah. XDDDD SO NOT SURPRISED. I knew Mormons were superfreaks under all that not-cursing.

boosting the signal on this one
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evilgmbethy
An old friend from high school is going through the nightmare that is the American health care system with her son. Lucas is 2 and has basically no immune system, and they haven't been able to figure out what's wrong with him. The family is taking a trip from Naples to Denver in a few weeks for several weeks of tests in a desperate attempt to find out what is wrong with Lucas. She is raising money for the trip (and gift cards so they can eat and whatnot while staying in Denver), so if you have a few minutes and a few bucks to toss Irene's way, it would be sorely appreciated. This poor baby has been suffering mightily for all of his short life and his parents are struggling to make COBRA payments to keep their insurance. They, unfortunately, like many other Americans, live in a country that does not care enough to offer free health care to all citizens. There's a video on this donation page that tells Lucas' story, though some of the images are a little hard to take. It's hard to see a baby scratching desperately at skin that seems to be working against him.

http://www.gofundme.com/GetLucas2Denver

reading Game of Thrones
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evilgmbethy
So I'm reading the ASOIAF books over the summer because I'm sick and fucking tired of the fandom spoiling me, and figured, I might as well let the books spoil me, because at this rate I will NEVER make it through a season without asshole book fans spoiling me hard.

I'm really enjoying it, though, that's the good news! The prose is not overly flowery as fantasy books tend to be (though I've heard it gets worse on that point later on) and I am pleasantly surprised by how much I am enjoying.

The characters' age differences are pretty jarring, and THANK GOODNESS THEY AGED PEOPLE UP ON THE SHOW, because it really is pretty squicky when I know some of these 13/14 year old characters are going to have sex at some point, and soon. Young teen sex is a big ball of DNW.

Also, it seems like Jon Snow is always crying or on the verge of tears. This is truly hilarious to me. I'm finding that I'm not enjoying Catelyn as much, though, which bites. Maybe it's missing Michelle Fairley being awesome?

fffffffffffffffffffffffffff
>.<
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SERENITY NOW

Game of Thrones 2x10
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DANY FOR QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE TBH

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this is like the greatest thing of all time
you're so cool
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GREATEST. ACT. OF ALL. TIME.

Leighton Meester + Check in the Dark
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Game of Thrones 2x09
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evilgmbethy
Holy shitballs, that was awesome. I love how they kept the focus on the battle and didn't jump around to other stories. I know I would have been agitated as hell to be subjected to a Jon Snow scene in the middle of that battle.

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Seeker peeps might want to look this way
Kahlan/Richard
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Comment fic-a-thon for shows that were canceled too early, as in, two seasons or less. I put in a prompt! You should too! Or you should fill! :D

Already did a Seeker prompt. Will probably do a Rome one.

why don't I have an icon for either one of these shows
Kahlan/Richard
evilgmbethy
I need a GoT and an OUaT icon, stat.

Anywho, TV was last night!

As for Once Upon a Time, I'll just say: DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT WHOOOOOOAAAAA I DID NOT EXPECT THAT. BUT SHIT WENT DOWN, DAMN. IS IT NEXT SEASON YET?

Game of Thrones [Spoiler (click to open)]Cersei was amazing this episode. I think it's the most I've ever enjoyed Cersei. I was talking to Twig last week and I said that Cersei reminds me a lot of Atia from Rome, in that her behavior is horrible and vicious but it's a result of being a hyperprotective mother who lives in fear of her family's ruin. Though Twig pointed out that Atia was a bit more fun, she did things like give people an enormous penis as a gift, LOL. True. Atia was a lot more cheerful in her demeanor than Cersei. The motivations are very similar though.

Poor Sansa. :/ I loved Shae trying to have Sansa's back.

I don't think that was Bran and Rickon at the end, that had to have been the farmer's kids. Theon is SUCH a loser though omg. I mean, I'm enjoying his loserdom, they are clearly trying to tell that story, with him wincing and shaking his hand after he punches someone, and his just utter ineptitude. But if people think Bran and Rickon are dead, word will likely get back to Cat and/or Robb, and that doesn't bode well for Jaime. I do wonder what Jaime was angling for with his escape, to get caught again so quickly by Cat's camp. Maybe he was hoping it'd be easier to negotiate his freedom in exchange for Sansa/Arya with Cat instead of Robb? Speaking of, Cat/Brienne continue to be flawless.

Jon Snow continues to have THE MOST BORING STORYLINE OF ALL TIME. I know a lot of people are complaining about Robb/Talisa, and well, they don't bother me because they get all of about a minute and a half of screentime each episode. I read that they kind of had to figure out what to do with Robb for this season because he's not featured heavily in the second book, but they didn't want us to forget about him. Also, I think Robb crushing is cute. If he got as much screentime in this plot as Jon Snow is getting for wandering aimlessly around in the snow, I'd be annoyed, but instead I'll save my annoyance for the Jon Snow scenes. I couldn't even pay attention, really, during those scenes, it was a lot of "blah blah blah walk through the snow blah blah wildling chick keeps yapping about sex while Jon Snow makes a sour face." SO. FUCKING. BORING. At this point I honestly don't care what the payoff is for the beyond the Wall storyline, I just don't give a shit.

Poor Dany :( I hope she gets her dragons back. I hate the criticism of her. People say she's whiny and entitled. Urgh. Shut up, fandom. Actually, shut up fandom about everything. I really hate the GoT fandom and their complete disregard for letting loose with the book spoilers and their CONSTANT complaining. If you don't like the show, stop fucking watching it and clogging up the forums!

Two episodes now with no Margaery or Varys. :(


Tywin and Arya continue to be fantastic.

no spoilers plz, I watch on Hulu.
BAMF Janeway
evilgmbethy
Watching the performances part of The Voice finale and can I just say, Adam Levine came across as a disgusting pig when he was responding to Christina's criticism of the inherent misogyny in the song "99 Problems?" I seriously have never wanted to reach through the scream and hit someone as much as I wanted to hit that fucking douchebag in that moment.

It's really telling that the guy chose to sing that song, and out of four judges, the three men loved it, and while Christina said the performance was good, she did point out that it's pretty disrespectful to women, WHICH IT IS, and Adam has to get all fucking condescending mainsplainy about how it's a ~metaphor~ and barf.

BARF, I SAY.

I've never even been much of a Christina Aguilera fan but I've started to love her recently.

But yeah I haven't seen who won yet so plz don't talk about the results to me. ;) I don't know if anyone on my flist even watches this show lol.

ETA: This article really sums up the clusterfuck perfectly. Now I think that song choice was directed at Christina, which makes it all the more revolting. But the article is on. point.

AND HERE'S THE ACTUAL ARTICLE DEERRR

http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/68840029.html

HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION, HOLLYWOOD?
AHHHHHHH
evilgmbethy
The trailer for next week's Once Upon a Time uses the Requiem For a Dream Moloko music. SERIOUSLY THIS MUSIC NEEDS TO BE RETIRED FROM BEING USED FOR STUFF THAT IS NOT REQUIEM FOR A DREAM I MEAN REALLY. SHUDDERS.

I know it's a great piece of music and all but nuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ass-to-ass and electroshock and arm-sawing and NUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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