shah_of_blah: (river)
I made my first post as the new mod for [ profile] the_wireless .  So, you know...there's that.  Fun times.

To cheer myself up, I have been watching The IT Crowd in my copious amounts of free time.  I have to tell you, flist, Moss is my hero.  The s4 episode "Final Countdown" made me ridiculously happy.  ETA: I am watching the next episode and OMG Roy is wearing a Dinosaur Comics t-shirt!  I'm so proud of myself for knowing what one of his t-shirts was about.

Other things making this shitty week less shitty:
-Rewatching all of the Game of Thrones promos and wishing it were April 17 already.
-The knowledge that Community and Parks and Recreation have both been renewed!
-Katee accidentally starting a #thingsstarbuckwouldntsay meme on twitter.  "Oh, Baltar!"  Hahaha.  (Not that I am on twitter.  I just engage in some harmless Katee Sackhoff stalking.  Like you do.)
-This music video: She Don't Like Firefly.  My version would be "He Didn't Like Chiwetel Ejiofor's Performance in Serenity" or something like that.  True story.

P.S. [ profile] help_japan  auctions are still going on (and my thread is here)!
shah_of_blah: (never fade away)

For the third and final installation, we have the following fandoms: Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonderfalls, The Education of Max Bickford, 30 Rock, Lost, and a bunch of books.  Also some music.  Oh, and a thing about Ripley.

25 awesome women )

And that's it!  Who's on your list that I missed?
shah_of_blah: (kara sunshine)
Continuing with the "30 Days of Awesome Women" list that I began yesterday, here are 11-20.  You can read the first part here.

Fandoms include: Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Alien, His Dark Materials, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Poisonwood Bible, Howl's Moving Castle, Discworld, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dexter, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Farscape, Lost, Angel, and Bionic Woman.

26 awesome women )

Alright folks, I'll see you tomorrow with the third and final part!
shah_of_blah: (kara sunshine)
So I rarely click through to the little celeb rumory things on Jezebel, but I did today because I was mordidly curious about whether or not Britney beat her kids (jury says no).  I was just about to back-click when I saw my beloved Katee Sackhoff!  And anyway, long story short, she's going to be on CSI according to ONTD.  Potentially recurring role, starting in November.

I am of mixed feelings.  I don't care for CSI (I think I've seen half of one episode) but I'd probably watch her episodes.  Not exactly a great show, but a damn sight better than 24.  

(Sidenote: ONTD is like a death-trap community.  I know they're a big fricking deal or whatever, but why oh why can't they at least have a "Home" button?  Silly LJ comm.)
shah_of_blah: (wolv eep)
Just in general--I don't know what I'm talking about.  It's occurred to me that I haven't posted anything about bsg since the week after the finale, which is odd since I still consider bsg to be my primary fandom (arguably only--I post about other shows but don't engage in particularly fannish activities).  But then again, it makes sense since when the show was on hiatus I posted only a few times a month (mostly when I had fic, or something relevant to share).  And I will still be posting bsg fic.  I have one that's in the editing stage, one that I've just begun, and two more plottish fics (one is a Firefly crossover).  But in the meantime, I'm not sure what to do bsg-wise with this journal.  So, uh, I'm posting to say that I do not know what to post.  Instead of writing my research paper.

No, I have another thing to talk about!  Lost & Found, you know, Katee's pilot that I really, really want to see on the small screen.  NBC has not announced it for the fall schedule, but there's still a chance they'll pick it up for the midseason slot.  And if anyone wants to help out, there is more information at Lost & Found Online.  And omg I want her hair in that picture.

Hmm, what else?  Lost!  I liked Lost this week, mostly.  I like Richard.
spoilers )

shah_of_blah: (dear diary)
Things that would make Lost better:

some vague/random spoilers from tonight's episode )

I also saw a preview for Castle while I was watching Lost, and I am definitely going to watch it even though it doesn't really look very good.  Nathan Fillion + kinda scruffy = something I will watch.  Dude, I watched Slither for him.  But since I kind of enjoyed that movie, it's not a great example of my fannish sacrifices.  I did, however, sit through White Noise 2.  Somehow the makers of that movie managed to make a movie starring Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff (a combination that should have been awesome) that was phenomenally boring.

In other news, I am currently two minutes into the latest Flight of the Conchords episode and so far it is about a cup.  This is shaping up to be a great episode!  I am completely serious.  No really, I am.

shah_of_blah: (Default)
A few things, most of which are completely unrelated....
Word is that Katee Sackhoff's got the lead in a pilot called "Lost and Found" by the Law and Order guy. I'm not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I'd rather watch this thing than Nip/Tuck. On the other hand, I strongly dislike Law and Order. And after putting myself through Bionic Woman, I'm just not sure how much this fangirl can take. So I sincerely hope that a) it's surprisingly good, or b) she moves on quickly to greater things. Otherwise I just don't know how I'll get my fix post-Battlestar! (Sad thing is, I'm mostly serious)

Does anyone here watch Chuck? I just watched the pilot (I am behind, of course) and it was quite entertaining. Still working my way through Doctor Who (2nd season--I miss Christopher Eccleston). Sometimes I think I watch too much TV. Or I watch it too intently anyway.

I wrote a short story! Yay! Haven't finished one of those in awhile. Fanfiction may be sparse now that classes are up and running, doubly so now that one of those classes has me writing a story a week. I did write a short fic though that's at the beta, so hopefully this well won't be too dry. I'm still working on the plot fic, but it's a bit stalled at the moment. I need to write about a character that I haven't got a great handle on, so that's taking some work. And some time. But it will come! Hopefully before 2009.

Last week I updated the VSDs after our longest between-diary break yet:
"My field tests against the Vampyrs had in no way prepared me for great blobby demons who like to remove kneecaps. Really, am considering writing an irate letter to Watcher's Academy recommending a change."
-Wesley: Cuppa Tea, Cuppa Tea...

And here ends the kind of pointless update.

shah_of_blah: (Default)
So I've been busy with real life stuff, and before all that happened I'd begun quite a few fannish endeavors.  I came back and...was slightly less interested in some of them.  Decided to kick this thing out of the nest because it doesn't make sense anyway, so I'm giving up on trying to make it better.  Also giving up on adding pictures because I'm too lazy for that and I don't know how to put the text in the pictures anyway, so whatever.

This was inspired ages ago by [ profile] latteaddict's Unfinished Business Revamped.

This thing that I wrote is stranger and not nearly as funny, and also lacking pictures.  It's sort of my version of Home, except not really.  The idea was for it to be my version of Home, but it sort of mutated.

click for Home + inappropriate Scrubs references! )
I've been doing other things...which I shall briefly summarize should anyone be interested:

blah )
shah_of_blah: (kara on black)
This funny thing happened in my Greek Archaeology class yesterday.  Just before class started, I was actually writing the beginnings of a (bsg) fic in the back of my notebook, and I look up and what is my professor writing on the board?  CYLON.  I did a double-take in my seat.

Apparently, Cylon was this Athenian guy around the 7th century (BCE).  He tried to oust the ruling aristocracy in Athens, and he failed spectacularly.  He had the support of the army, and others (I think it was basically a populist movement), but yeah, he failed.  Most of his followers were killed, and he took refuge in the altar of Athena, where he should have been safe.  But he was dragged out and put to death by the Alcmaeonidae (the head honcho family).  And this is where the Alcmaeonidae (try spelling that five times fast) picked up a nifty little curse, on account of how you're really not supposed to drag people from the altar.  So then the family was cursed; supposedly, they were banned from Athens, but they were only actually kicked out on the rare occasion that someone had enough power to depose them.  I wonder if Glen Larson was up on his Ancient Greek history.

Ummmmmm Alan Tudyk...oh yes!  I was watching Arrested Development instead of working yesterday (like you do) and started cackling when Alan Tudyk appeared as Pastor Veal.  Too funny.  I love him.  I miss Wash. 

And then I took a break from Arrested Development to acquire and watch a certain episode of Robot Chicken, the one with Katee Sackhoff, Michael Hogan, Tahmoh Penikett, and Joss Whedon.  Yeah, it was hilarious, although the battlestar bit was unfortunately about 30 seconds long.  But still, the whole thing was very funny.  I recommend it.  The episode is called "Rabbits on a Roller Coaster" for no discernable reason.  I don't think there were any rabbits.

I said "and more," was there anything else...?  Oh, yes, there was.  So I was re-reading old fic of mine (like you do) and this odd thing happened.  I was reading Counting Breaths and there's one sentence in the last segment that says the exact opposite of what I meant.  The sentence: "She is too tired to miss anyone, and it seems unnatural to be glad they aren’t going through the same hell."  I'm not sure how it got all convoluted, but there's that double negative, with the "unnatural" and the "they aren't," and really I think it should have said "sad" instead of "glad" or some variant on that.  Nobody commented on it, so I wonder if they assumed that was what I meant or, like me, subconsciously rewrote it in their head to mean what it ought to?  Ah well.
shah_of_blah: (jon stewart)
*Ahem* Lost. I thought this episode was a vast improvement on the last one, but maybe that's just because I like Sun and Jin, and I kind of can't stand Juliet.

I was watching Lost with my friend who is also a BSG fan and I got excited when I realized that it was just about a year ago when I saw the miniseries for the first time and became totally hooked.  (I'd seen 33 and bits of Act of Contrition and that one where Roslin outlaws abortion--33 is REALLY confusing if you haven't seen the mini, and actually then when I watched Act of Contrition I was like 'why aren't they running every 33 minutes?  huh?')  Also I said that Katee Sackhoff was a better actress than Sarah Michelle Gellar, and then I felt mildly guilty, and like a very fickle fangirl.  I still love you, Buffy!

Season 3 in less than a week!  And then Season 4 soon too!  Although I'm possibly less excited about that because I'm not going to be able to watch it on TV so I'm just hoping that some kind person will post them illegally online.

Oh, and I have a shiny new header thanks to the lovely and talented [profile] visualthinker11.


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