Rambles

May. 4th, 2011 12:06 am
bazolomew: (DW Ten FAVOURITE TIE <3)
So I could go into all my fears and stressors about life and the future and my fucking ex-landlady who stole $650 from me and I have little hope of getting back anymore, but instead I'm going to go the other way and try to be happy and nerd-gasm for a little bit.

First off, I miss you people. I miss LJ and I miss writing and roleplaying and I miss the internet. The reason I'm not on AIM or the roleplaying websites I used to frequent anymore is because I've moved into a house with a ton of roommates who I like and enjoy spending time with. The thought of secluding myself in my bedroom and sitting at the computer is really unappealing to me, yet I miss talking with people and mostly: roleplaying. I'm going through a lull right now in my gaming where I don't have enough money to afford to keep up with my computer/console games, my internet connection is not good enough to play WoW, and my roommates and other friends, while fun and engaging, are not gamers. Therefore I'm stuck doing what everyone else wants to do and not enough of what I do, though I feel drawn to spent time with them.

So, just know that I am thinking about you, friends, and perhaps someday I will make it online to spend some time with you.

Doctor Who continues to wow me with its awesomeness. The first two episodes of Season 6 blew me away and I'm so excited to watch a whole season in real-time with everyone else. I won't go into theories I have, mostly because I'm so amazed by Moffat that I can't even begin to form any credible theory, but it's definitely taking me for a wild ride. I'm surprised to find that I still miss David Tennant, though. It took me an entire season to warm to him after Eccleston, but once I got on his train, I was on it. I definitely am on Matt Smith's train, and I do enjoy him thoroughly, but I keep watching the show with a little bit of *wibble* for the past. It might be because Moffat took the show in such a different direction that it almost doesn't feel like it's the same show.

Not that I'm complaining! I feel like Doctor Who has been elevated into whole new levels of concept and (like I said earlier) it blows me out of the water. I'm absolutely enjoying myself.

Maybe it's the suit. I think I miss the suit most. And the coat.

I am also gearing up for Torchwood. I'm SO EXCITED for new Torchwood, and not only because the current status quo in the fandom seriously needs to be shaken up. I swear, I've almost given up reading new Janto fics because they're ALL the same. The only ones I even bother to click on are by certain authors and it's gotten to the point where I can identify the Character!Hate authors by name so I can avoid them like the plague. Unfortunately they seem to be the most prolific as of late, which I really don't understand. Just how many ways are there to write the same story about how much you love so and so while simultaneously bashing another character?

In other news, I'm kinda excited for this summer's movies as well... I'm pretty meh about Thor, honestly, but Fast Five looks awesome! (The Rock and Vin Diesel in the same movie?!?!? Hellz yes!) I am currently working with a guy who was a swordfighter in the new Pirates movie, which I'm excited to see, and then I can finally watch Harry Potter 7: Part 1 in preparation for part 2!! Last year, I refused to see it and repeat the mistake I made with Pirates 2 and 3. That year in-between was dumb.

Yeah, lots of fandom fun to look forward to. :)

Right now, other than Doctor Who, I'm still riding my Dragon Age II train, though I have no one to share that with. But I've kinda sorta fallen in love with my own character, which I've never done before... but I'm really enjoying it. I think it's because I can't custom tailor what he's going to say... I click the type of answer then he says the specific words, so there's a level of disassociation involved. Plus, this is my second time through and I've already played the "Me" character. He was supposed to be my "opposite" so I can learn what happens when I make the other choices, but he's really grown on me and now I'm only doing certain things differently. I'll do the bastard character next. (Last time I did that, I ended up killing most of the surface world. It was actually really fun to do everything "wrong".)


Well that's enough of a wall of dialogue from me. Have a good evening, if there's anyone even reading this anymore. Lol
bazolomew: (DW Jack/Ianto Hold me til I heal)
Dear Fandom,

I know I'm mostly a lurker, with a few comments every now and then, but seriously, all this hate needs to stop. I'm getting really sick of checking the communities to see people urging others to hate on specific characters, OR EVEN ENCOURAGE A BOYCOT OF THE UPCOMING NEW SEASON. If you're really a fan of the show, wouldn't you stick with it, no matter what? Or am I alone in feeling that the creator is allowed to tell the stories that he wants to tell? It's kinda his creation, after all. He's also kinda being paid to write it and you're not. That's why they invented fanfiction.

Also, reading a fic of my favorite pairing, only to be assaulted by CHARACTER!HATE instead of the certain pairing I clicked the link for is getting old. Yes, I'm glad you hate that character. Good for you. But do you really have to insert your hate into a story where the plot you've written has nothing to do with said character?

Besides, all this hate is what causes the writers and actors to hate fandom and gives us a bad name. Why would you want your so-called heroes to think so poorly of you?

Can't we all just be accepting of the stories and characters they give us? Or at the very least, could you keep it inside your friends-locked personal journal so I don't have to have your rain cloud of hate ruin my happiness parade of love?

May love and good attitudes prevail,

Lia

P.S.: Also, if you could PLEASE keep your Character!Hate out of comments, that would be awesome. I just read a light, fluffy, feel-good piece that was COMPLETELY ruined by the first comment, chock-full of Character!Hate. For fucks sake, people.
bazolomew: (SH H/W handshake)
While browsing my flist, someone somewhere posted a link to the Sherlock Holmes IMDB board where they're coming up with titles to NOT name the sequel. See it here.

Here are some of my favorites:

Holmes Alone: Watson Moved out (A.K.A) Me, Myself and the Dog
Sherlock Holmes: The Count of Watson's Fisto
Sherlock Holmes: Crouching Holmes, Hidden Watson
Sherlock, She Wrote
Sherlock Holmes and Gardens
Sherlock Holmes 2: Sherlock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Sherlock Holmes: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Sherlock Holmes 2: Deduce this
Sherlock Holmes: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (wink wink)
Sherlock Holmes: Honey, I blew up the dog!
Sherlock Holmes 2: It's Elementary, Bitches
Sherlock Holmes: 1.21 GigaWatson

...I about died on the last one. Gnite!
bazolomew: (RDJ and Susan laugh)
I love them so much. It almost depresses me to think that I'll probably never find a relationship that makes me as happy as they are together.

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Watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang again last night and fell in love with not only RDJ more, but the movie itself more. It's so incredibly well done. The format of it is so different from most movies that it was a like a breath of fresh air yesterday, as I watched 4 movies in a row with my friends. (Public Enemies which was meh, Iron Man which I enjoy everytime but mostly for RDJ and not for much story/script, KKBB, then The Surrogates which was a wonderful idea that was poorly poorly executed.) KKBB definitely was the one that everyone enjoyed most and they all agreed that it was the best one of the evening. That made me feel good, as it was only my insistence that made them watch it.

Further, in [livejournal.com profile] robertdowney_jr posted by [livejournal.com profile] missanemone was RDJ starring in an Elton John music video. I am a fan of Elton and his music anyway, so this was like two of my worlds colliding. It's from 2001 and the whole piece, music, lyrics, and acting, just make me feel so bittersweet. (Plus the costuming not only makes him incredibly sexy, but the T-shirt adds to the vulnerability of the character in this giant open space so well.) I loved every aspect of it so much that I'm reposting it.



Rankin: Why did you want Robert Downey Jr. for the "I Want Love" video?
John: I wanted to do a video that was mature. And [director] Sam Taylor-Wood said, "I've got an idea of just doing it very simply, one person, not you, lip-syncing to the song. An actor, maybe." I came up with the idea of Robert. I thought, "God, the lyrics are very close to home. I wonder if he'll do it?" He was very interested. It all came together in five or six days. We sent him the album, and he said, "Yes." I'm thrilled with it. I don't necessarily think an artist has to be in a video. On the other singles that we do videos for, I'm going to ask people that don't normally make videos to interpret the songs, whether they use me or not. This one worked perfect, because I was able to stay in France on holiday while Robert was doing it. I love the fact that it is a one-shot video. He did 16 takes. They used the very last take because he was completely relaxed by then. ... It's so pertinent to what he's going through, and the way he underplays it is fantastic.

Finally, in other news, Neil Patrick Harris was voted Gay Man of the Decade by fans at www.afterelton.com If you haven't heard of the battle, you clearly haven't been Twitter!stalking celebrities like I have. This thing went huge through twitter and I think it was fantastic. Only Kevin Smith brought the camaraderie down to the point of being negative, and NPH handled that so graciously that it made me love him as a person more. (And start to think of Kevin Smith as more of an asshat) But really, go to the link and read the site. It's crazy the power of twitter.

And sorry for not cutting, but all these things are important to me to spread to you. So lookit them!

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