tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
[livejournal.com profile] danalovesbooks introduced me to Community and RuPaul's Drag Race. I really enjoyed both, but I'm more likely to watch the latter because of reruns. I'm too lazy to remember to watch real TV anymore. We also watched "Street Fight," which is an amazing political documentary and makes me want to rent "The War Room" stat. I do love a good political documentary. Speaking of political, who was the idiot publicist that let the Bieb thing talk politics to Rolling Stone? I hope that guy got fired. That cover didn't help much either.

I actually watched the Grammy's this year, mostly because my father did. It was amusing to learn the only Lady Gaga song he knows is "Paparazzi." I also realized my oblivious love for Ke$ha from listening to her bouncy songs on my radio. I love bouncy dance music. And I admit that Rhianna and Eminem's performance of "Watch Me Burn" was gorgeous. It's sad that the only rapper I like, outside maybe of early Coolio, is the very person I can't stand. But he captures such sincere emotion and rawness in his lyrics and his presentation that I have to admire the true artistry in what he does. His songs are good, even if I think he is a terrible person.

I reserved Okamiden. I have no idea when I'm going to play it, but I did anyway. Just like I have no idea how I'm going to relaunch the Geass conversations, but I really want to because I miss them terribly, especially when I'm doing EPIC things with Lelouch. I also have really been enjoying the chance to talk DenYuuDen with more than just one person. LOL.

I have so failed completely at managing my time this week, and work destroyed me. Hopefully, things will smooth over during Katsucon Friday. I'm pretty excited about it.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. While that day didn't really get better, I did get something fairly productive out of it so I can't say it was a total loss. I also came home and crashed until 10:30. Lol.

In other news, I lol'd my head off after watching the "Teenage Dream" sequence in Glee, mostly because the idea of an entire class helping serenade another guy was so ridiculous. I also thought this was one of the campiest things I've ever seen. Though I have to say it by no means is more campy than the "ultra-straight" Aggie Song from "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." I so destroyed my father's perspective on that song when we watched the movie this weekend. I am proud of myself for that.
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
OMG LOST EPILOGUE OMG SO GOOD BEN HURLEY OMG

Moving along, finished "Way of Shadows" and starting "Victory of Eagles." The former was quite enjoyable, although it did go overkill with the plot twists near the end. Not that each of these twists wasn't well backed-up and completely plausible. It just seemed one after the other for the whole last 100-some pages. My poor Logan. I am also slashing Solon and Feir because I can.

I wanted to do the artist meme with COUNTRY because I like being a contrarian. Let's go!

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 (or more) people you like, include me. You can't, however, use the band that I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)".

Pick Your Artist
Brad Paisley )

Well, that was awesome fun. I love Brad.
tempestuously: ([as] no remorse cause i still remember)
I am filled with rage that Airbender exceeded expectations this weekend. I do hope it dies on the re-watch scale. I don't want to hold it against anyone for going to see it but well, I will possibly be more critical should profits green-light a sequel.

In positive Avatar news, my brother and I discovered Avatar Extras on NickToons the other night and annoyed the hell out of my father by reciting all of the random pop-ups.

I am still failing at journal-swapping because I possibly have hoarder mentality. Over a username! There are no words.

I am totally geeking out over We Are the Fallen. It's my new guilty pleasure. Fake Evanescence is awesome!

I realize I forgot to mention that my writing meme was courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] catystorm.

30 Days of Writing Meme )

8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?

I guess I'm a fantasy writer at heart, although my style is more anime-influenced than traditional-fantasy influenced. I'm more about the characters than the world. (I should probably care more about world-building, as I'm starting to realize my rules/setting make no damn sense. Sob.) My writing falls within the realistic fantasy realm, where it's mostly real world rules, but then magic also exists. I would also say I'm a slash writer, except I don't want my writing defined by the relationships I write but rather by the story itself. Thus, fantasy. My reading preferences also trend toward fantasy, although I tend to loathe series with intensive world-building.
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Dear Country Music Channel on my radio,

I am fully prepared to listen to Twilight news from 98 Rock or even my light rock channel. I understand it's popular and must be covered for the sake of those who care.

However, I do not expect to be bombarded by BOTH the Team Edward and the Team Jacob fangirl chant right after listening to Garth Brooks. WTH, country music?

Sincerely,

Your annoyed listener.

Also, Glambert fans tell WaPo reviewer just what they think of his review of their flashy messiah. Note, there are many things you can snub Glambert for, but his voice isn't one of them. I admit that I'd totally go to one of his shows.

Now that that's covered, let's have the stupid political statement of the week. This one comes to your from our esteemed candidate Sharron Angle, best known for her crazy mutterings about how people might start to consider their Second Amendment rights if the government continues on its current course. What does the lovely Miss Angle have to say today?

"The tenet of the separation of church and state is an unconstitutional doctrine," she said.

Really, it just speaks for itself.

In other news, I have decided Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" represents the tangled relationship between Dominic and Ty. I hate myself.

30 Days of Writing meme. )

2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?

... Dear god what? Um, six main in "Psychosis" and about 10 miscellaneous of relative importance. There's more but they're the ones that matter. "Heritage" has four main and I don't know more than 10 miscellany. I write six RP charas. I won't include my unwritten stuff for now.

I prefer males because I am more comfortable writing them in violent situations, which is what I enjoy. I feel uneasy if I'm abusing my female characters to the same extent as I abuse my males. This is probably hypocritical but it's a relatability issue. I also tend to be more interested in the relationship politics around males.


I am considering doing a more productive version of the "Tell Me" meme, but I'd rather restrict it to my Friends List because I don't particularly care what people outside that list care about me, with a few exceptions being some people I respect but haven't yet gotten around to friending. Either way, I might do it later. Or not. I'm indecisive.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
Wow, let's not even talk about the latest Newtype images for Geass. Just no.

I forgot to bitch in my Toby Keith concert review that they tricked me into listening to Katherine McPhee. One, she is not country and has no purpose being at a country concert. Two, she is boring and I'd rather listen to Taylor Swift or even early Miley Cyrus. Three, I was expecting Tracy Adkins. Fail on every level.

I am very depressed about Helen Thomas, but I agree with the public reaction.

Awesome essay on how to capture the female character in shonen and really any fiction using a comparison of early Soul Eater and Fairy Tale.

In unrelated news, I blacked out sometime today. I have a hunch it could be related to stress.

I'm playing through E.V.O. Search for Eden again so I might be distracted from talking to people. I love this game. I think it's so much better than the prettier Spore.
tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
You know you're an otaku when you stay up until 4 a.m. arguing whether Hughes would have been cheating if he saw Roy on the side while he was married to Gracia.

I enjoyed my concert, but I think Toby was a bit off that night. I'm not sure what it was. He talked through a lot of his songs. Maybe it was part of the act, but it felt strange. My highlight was when the short angry hickster women in front of us got beer dumped on them by some drunkard because they refused to move out of the way when people were trying to get back to their spots. Mmm karma. Oh yeah, these are the same people who wouldn't even move for a man in a wheelchair with a bladder bag.

Gabi and I watched more DRRR. I'm really like Shizuo and Izaya more and more, although Gabi is amusing me with her references to Shinra being the lovechild of Watanuki and Lelouch. Ouch.

My monster pitbull tried to eat Gabi, but then they became good friends. He's like that. Plus, I got to share the exciting history and sights of my old stomping ground so my weekend feels sufficiently productive.

... I think I fucked up my Angel Sanctuary post-canon interpretation, or actually the canon itself. I need to figure out how I can, um, justify it.
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
Haaaaah Nayami failed at this weekend. But I did manage to start watching Natsume's Book of Friends with Gabi, which has some nice characters, especially Nyanko-sensei. We also tried DRRR for about three episodes so far. I might try more since I love Kida. Gabi trends toward the epic mortal enemy crack of Izaya and Shizou. That said, wow that anime hurts my brain with its mode of story-telling.

Next weekend will be my Toby Keith concert so it will hopefully result in less fail.
tempestuously: ([as] no remorse cause i still remember)
My Irish contribution. It has the Pogues ooooh.

Also, I am with those who are a bit worn on the LJ bitching. I don't think half of the things LJ does wrong are done with malice so much as, for lack of better word, ignorance. As in ignorant to the big picture impact. It's a business after all. As I've said before, I only desire one thing from LJ and one thing alone. FOR THEM TO GIVE ME MY COMMENT NOTIFS WITHIN TEN MINUTES OF RECEIVING A TAG. This is not an insane requirement. :\

In book news, I really want more about Levitas. I will feel majorly cheated if his story is unresolved. I want to give the little dragon a hug. That and I think Roland is a cursed name. And for heaven's sake, Novik, pick ONE name for characters and stick with. I get that people have first and last names and that CHARACTERS might refer to them as either, but as your book is in third-person, YOU should stick with one. I have no idea who anyone is in this book half the time. ONE NAME.

I dislike the hate sent toward the RPer who admitted she didn't use the HMD meme because she didn't care what anyone else thought. Yeah, part of it had to do with the snarky wording, but the rest... I didn't see where every player should have to subject themselves to a critique or that they are a lesser person for not doing so. Sure, it might hurt to know that your BURNING OPINION is considered meaningless to someone who just wants to have fun, but hey that's life. Join the Redskins fans.

I just like violence. And I'm still undecided on how I feel about the episode overall.


And yay, my Irish brown bread making was a success! Now to send it.
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
So in my search to find a less GAY version of "Right Before My Eyes" because I really like that song, I has discovered a young Elton John cover performer. I have hence named him Elton Jr. because he is like the second coming of Elton John. I am serious. I fangirl this guy so hard. Not only does he play the piano but he also cosplays Elton and mimics his expressions beautifully. Do check him out. Apparently, he tours live.

Circle of Life

Madman Across the Water

Right Before My Eyes

[livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life and me are totally in love with him.
tempestuously: ([tutu] a sorta fairytale)
I am in a Christmas mood because, despite appearances, I actually love Christmas, mostly because I like seeing people happy with things I give them. So today I shall do my usual list of xmas songs I love and those that make me take a pick-axe to my radio. Also, this movement for a svelte Santa needs to die a painful death. Oh and I like sappy Christmas music or things that sound cool so don't recommend any edgy Christmas songs because chances are, I won't like it. The List )

My random AU RP has made me want to switch my non-hybrid werewolves in Heritage into vampires since I do so little with the werewolf elements for the non-hybrids. That and I like the werewolf/vampire not!romance idea it would induce. I'll have to debate.

Also, I might be a little late on this, but man Michael Jordan was a douche in his Hall of Fame speech. I came across this story while hearing about Jordan sueing Jewel for using his sneakers in some add.

In random non-sequitors, reading various things in various places reminded me of something. I like to say things on this journal. Many of the things I say are very political and welcome to debate. Personal things (such as my moods and why) ... not so much. I say things to get them off my chest. I neither want sympathy or someone to tell me their take on said personal things. It's a little thing but I thought it should be clarified.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
Well, Blizzard of 2009, you are small but enough to keep me from both the stores and the post office today. I tip my hat to you.

I really want to see the Lion King on Broadway. I would kill for this opportunity. I will find a way. "Shadowland" is just so powerful, and I love the development of Scar in the "Madness of King Scar". Also Simba's new song "Endless Night".

And the damn cat managed to run off with my tribble in the middle of the night.
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Eee I has cookies! Thank you happy gifters! They still make me want to bake real versions. I planned to come home and send more, but then I forgot that LJ in the Grinch at all things. So no more cookies. Sadness. Oh and the new Best Buy ads popping up on my unpaid journal are also not cool. No, LJ, I am not buying an account. And if you keep up this shit, I'm not going to use your service for my non-RP postings either.

More sadness comes from the new Code Geass manga being done by the Nightmare of Nunnally person. Granted, my only real issue with NoN is its art, which is, to put it bluntly, god-awful. And I'm cool with new main character, as long as Suzaku has a prominent part. HE BETTER HAVE A PROMINENT PART, CG. Ah, History of Geass backstory, well I guess we'll just see how it goes.

Random PSA: Christmas song should not reference the following. Child sexual abuse. Child prostitution. Drug abuse. Gang violence. No, Shania Twain, JUST NO. That is not a Christmas song; it's an "I want to sing about random issues and make you all feel guilty" song. Adding "Hallelujah" to the lyrics doesn't help. Now, if I want a song about ISSUES that's actually a CHRISTMAS SONG, I will listen to "My Grown-Up Christmas" list which manages to reference wars, abuse, hate and fear but with an overall message of hope. I want this "God Bless the Child" trash off my Christmas rotation music. Ugh. It's worse than that damn "Christmas Shoes." Seriously, here are some of its precious lyrics: "This child is homeless. That child's on crack. One plays with a gun, while the other takes a bullet in his back" and "Some have daddies who make them play games they don't want to play." NO. It doesn't even sound good.

King made me cry again. Sob. )
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
This song is super sappy but unlike most of the listeners, I actually like the unusual voice of the singer. I think it's the same way I fawn over Darius Rucker. Speaking of music, why the hell did Bucky Covington cover Nickelback's "Gotta Be Someone"? So surreal.

I had a HUGE RL planned for today. But thankfully my obtaining my contacts within 10 minutes and once more being able to SEE kind of killed that drive. So now I will just ponder this whole Afghanistan thing.

I need to figure out what to do with my vacation days. I think I've settled on either writing (HAH!) or playing a video game for the entire set. Since my earlier plans are now going to cost me $2,400 and that's just not happening.
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Yay, there has been good Geass fanfiction again! Loev [livejournal.com profile] grendelity.

I was contemplating putting something up here regarding the pettiness of certain individuals because I actually think giving them attention would be productive this time. But I will bite my tongue.

Instead I will talk about Glambert. PS my roomie doesn't know what S&M is but that's not what's underneath this cut. )

Ugh, must drive home in Thanksgiving traffic. Will die.
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
I don't usually watch the American Music Awards since they are dull as dirt. Also music to me is about the music not the visual medium. I'm definitely one of those Video Killed the Radio Star types. But after checking the wires today, apparently I MISSED something. So I booted up my trusty YouTube to catch up with the rest of the world.

Lady Gaga: Nice voice and the burning piano is a beautiful visual. She's good at pushing the boundaries in these things. I still think her outfit was ridiculous, but overall very stirring showing. I can see why it's getting some buzz. I know people are seeing her as the new Madonna, but I admit I liked naughty Madonna more than showgirl Madonna. Again, both have amazing voices though. Speaking of naaaaaaughty...

Adam Lambert: Not so nice voice, which is disappointing because this is my first brush with "For Your Entertainment" and I actually liked the sound. Maybe I'll YT a non-live version. As far as his visuals, yeah he wanted to be a showboat and unlike some of the whining blogsphere, I liked it. There are exceptions. The pawing up the one girl's leg while she was on the pole was lewd even for that display and the kiss was really really forced and... off. I understand it fit the mood of the song but yeah, general ickiness. Which I don't really get because I *like* these type of brutal visuals. Hence, why the leashes and studs and bondage motif amused me greatly. Also, I am a terrible person, but the fall was priceless. Nice job of turning it into a barrel roll, Adam. Overall, had he sang this non-suckily, the presentation would have turned out much better. I am so tired of seeing women over-sexualized so seeing a guy playing it up impressed me. I think why I liked it is because it was, as Gabi explained it, so very 80s. Over the top? Yeah, but I think that's what he was going for. Work on balancing the pipes and performance for next time, you crazy Idol.

ETA: Oh yeah, this is my new fave song of the week. I'm going to force my father to listen to this one at Thanksgiving Dinner.
tempestuously: ([not!kamui] i keep this for trauma)
OMG OMG OMG HE KISSED HIM. THANK YOU KING.

I am also waffling whether I feel like pulling a NaNo this year. I am hardly uninspired, but it is motivation that's kicking my ass. I am also in a slightly more chipper mood than this weekend and done my infrequent bouts of ZOMG THE WORLD IS OUT TO GET ME.

Speaking of spooky things, I tracked down the lyrics for Chicago Tribune's Top 20 Scary Songs and holy shit, some of these are disturbing. From songs about cannibalism, to romantic ideas gone terribly wrong, to child murders (by Randy Newman no less) and then grisly spousal endings. Since I know many on this list love the scare factor, I will share the ones that messed me up the most. Google their lyrics or YT them for a real fright.

- "The End" by The Doors
- "The Gift" by Velvet Underground (this one scares the shit out of me)
- "Timothy" by The Buoys (the writer of this is most famous for the "Pina Colada" song)
- "D.O.A." by Bloodrock
- "In Germany Before the War" by Randy Newman
- "97 Bonnie and Clyde" Tori Amos version
- "Poor Edward" by Tom Waits
tempestuously: ([cs] someone looks FIERCE)
As many of y'alls know, the Nayami is a country fan. So of course all of us over here in countryland are feeling mighty protective of our girl. There has been a lot of anger on the airwaves. But there have also been positives, and as I refuse to give someone anymore Google hits, we will focus on the latter. Country fans who've barely even heard of Beyonce before today called in to express their appreciation for the respect she showed Taylor Swift. Some even said the country channels should play a Beyonce song in tribute. One of the stations tried and got swiftly chided since you know, country channel = country. So he compromised, finding a Sugarland cover of a Beyonce song and playing that instead. I may add this was the most terrifying thing I've ever heard in country. Country singers should not sing those lyrics. But overall, they managed to keep the conversation in the right spirit. Unlike someone whose need to feed his something that begins with an 'e', who has mostly just flustered the OMG RACIST crowd. Seriously, what was he thinking?

In continuing news about my being a nonperson according to my work system, I was not informed of the possible swine flu in our office because I am not part of the all-inclusive mailing list. Thanks guys, really.

And now I shall leave you with an amusing advice letter. I can't provide the answer since it has spoilers to the movie "Extract".

Albuquerque, N.M.: Hello, Prudie! So I hired a P.I., who posed as an erotic masseuse, on my partner. My partner played along over e-mail while never being explicit himself. They arranged to meet and he showed up at the appointed time. When he returned to his apartment (after all, the masseuse was a ruse), he wrote her an e-mail repudiating some of her sexier suggestions. He is now upset at ME for 'violating his trust,' even though he lied several times about his plans with her - and claims he ultimately made the right call. Any advice?

Also, Tina Fey's jibe at Palin during her Emmy acceptance speech is so going to be my new gmail status.
tempestuously: ([blackcat] liek OMG squee!!1)
Today, I shall babble incoherently about my love for Brad Paisley. I first heard Brad's music when I was just getting into country and obsessed over the heart-wrenching ballad "Who Needs Pictures." I have loved him ever since, whether he's being a wackadoo with "Online", "Ticks" or "Alcohol" or a sentimental fool with "Then", "Whiskey Lullaby" and "I Wish You'd Stay." Now, I know most of the non erm "country" types see country musicians as largely prone to stereotyping others and generally being the exact opposite of progressive.

Well, in the words of dear Brad: "Welcome to the Future".

I might actually buy this album. "American Saturday Night" is pretty good too. My favorite thing about Triple Threat Brad is you can always tell he really loves his music and has a great time. This song is something special to him. I LOVE YOU BRAD!

I'll do me words meme after I read.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
I have so many negative things to say about the news today but as I am still emo about MJ, I will just go on about how much I love Eddie. I'm going to be sad when he hooks up with Odetta, I know, because he is so slasherific with Roland. Also, I hate when authors TELL me someone fell in love with someone. Eddie knew Odetta for like a day. He might be crushing but he's not in love yet. Then again, Eddie just likes to protect so I guess I can buy that. I still would have accepted it more easily if King hadn't literally wrote "he was falling in love with her." Lazy. Where's Jake?

Also, in lol news. The actor who plays Bill from True Blood called Edward Cullen a pussy. I'm sure Twiliters are enraged because they're going to construe it as the actor calling Robert Patterson a pussy. To be fair, if they do, they earn whatever snark I send their way. Also to be fair, Edward kind of IS a pussy compared to Bill. Either way, I loled.

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