adelagia: (futurama | zap's medal)
NaBloPoMo, Day 30. Hey, we made it to the end of November! Whaaat.

I can't remember what the last NaBloPoMo question is, nobody has posted yet for me to copy & paste the question from, and I am obviously too lazy to find the meme, but I think it had something to do with posting a funny thing, so: Buzzfeed asks their UK office to label US states.

In all honesty, they do a hell of a lot better than I think most Americans would (and Americans are also terrible at Europe). But just to be clear, there is no state called Squaresies. :)

adelagia: (pixar | dug is sad)
NaBloPoMo, Day 29: 29. What movie, book, or TV episode makes you cry without fail? (Or get wibbly, if you're not a crier.)

I'm definitely a crier. Pretty much everything makes me cry. But if I had to pick one, I'm going with the first fifteen minutes of Up. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. I've seen that movie maybe four or five times, and it gets me every single time. Super ugly crying, SO UGLY. Sometimes even just thinking about the musical score makes me wibbly. (Basically, I'm a mess.)

adelagia: (mst3k | believe in magic)
NaBloPoMo, Day 20: Who is your favourite sidekick?

Ron Weasley popped into my head first, so I'll go with him. Constantly overlooked, loyal to his bones, and, of course, has the emotional range of a teaspoon. ♥

IT IS SO COLD. I hates winter. And it's not even winter yet. Gaaar.

adelagia: (community | dude)
NaBloPoMo, Day 19: What about fandom drives you crazy sometimes?

Bullying, over anything, in any form. Fandom is often terrific fun because everyone's so passionate, but sometimes that passion runs over into belligerence. Fandom's big enough for everyone to like what they like and ship what they ship without it all devolving into sniping and asshattery, no?

In other news, I keep feeling like this week should be Thanksgiving week. I'm so sleeepy. Those two statements were related somehow, in my brain.

adelagia: (m/a adventure)
NaBloPoMo, Day 16: What are your favorite doomed ships? Ships that never were? Canon ships?

Doomed ships:
- Buffy/Spike (BtVS): Does this count? They were canon for a spell, but then things happened, including the series finale. I don't know, is there hope for them in the comics that I've never read? And then again there's the whole vampire/human problem, where he lives forever and she's obviously going to grow old and die someday, barring her being turned, which she'd never allow. So, yeah. Pretty doomy, I think.

Ships that never were: Oh, so many. So, so many...
- Draco/Ginny (HP): It probably never crossed JK Rowling's mind ever, what with Harry/Ginny as endgame and the continued isolation of Slytherin and all that epilogue nonsense.
- Merlin/Arthur (Merlin): Remember the massive fucking up of almost all the characters and relationships to make sure these two didn't come across as teh gay? Yeah, good times. Gosh, I hold grudges well.
- Veronica/Weevil (VM): SO MUCH POTENTIAL and then Logan came into play and there was no turning back. I'm totally cool with the LoVe ship, actually, but I think WeeVer would have been so explosively good.
- Alt!Livia/Alt!Lincoln (Fringe): Well, one of them died, so... It's nice that a version of them got to be canon, but I have mixed feelings on how it all came about, and Alt!Lincoln was the best of all possible Lincolns. I really miss the alt!universe...

Canon ships:
- FitzSimmons (AoS): They're not quite there yet, but I'm 95% sure we're headed very firmly in that direction. The other 5% is if one of them gets killed off first. (How stinking adorable was Simmons in the last episode, btw? "No! I can't be a part of your bad girl shenanigans. I like following the rules and doing what's expected of me. It makes me feel nice!")

I'm sure the rest of you will remind me of ones I've forgotten, too!

adelagia: (mst3k | plot thinnens)
NaBloPoMo, Day 15: We're halfway there and it's a Friday! Just pimp something you've made and/or written. (And if you haven't written/made anything, pimp something from someone else that you love!)

I was sitting here thinking and thinking about what things I've written, and it legitimately took me at least ten minutes to remember that I wrote this novel last year. Srsly, you guys, I'm the worst at this.

adelagia: (pixar | dug lolling)
NaBloPoMo, Day 13: Post a photo that you love.

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Teehee.

adelagia: (pixar | dory)
NaBloPoMo, Day 11: What movie are you most looking forward to this holiday season? (Link to a trailer so we can experience the impending awesomeness too!)

I'm super excited for Catching Fire! The first film seems like so long ago... I wish I had time to reread the book(s) before seeing the movie though; I think I need a little refresher.



adelagia: (mst3k | believe in magic)
NaBloPomo, Day 10! What's your favorite new Fall 2013 TV show? (If fic exists, share your favorites!)

I do enjoy the Sleepy Hollow. Its premise sounds kinda dumb, I'll give you that, which is why I hadn't intended on watching it in the beginning. But then I kept hearing good things about it, and nothing but good things, so I gave it a shot.

One of the best things about it is the interaction between the two leads. They have fantastic chemistry, and not necessarily in a shippy way either. Not that there's anything wrong with shipping them (and I'm pretty sure the writers are steering them in that direction); there's plenty of fodder for that, but I'm happy with how their friendship and trust strengthens from week to week without throwing romance into the mix just yet.

Also good? That the female lead is fiercely independent and intelligent. She doesn't apologize for kicking ass and taking names, or for having moments of vulnerability. I quite love her.

adelagia: (pixar | little chef)
All hail the weekend! I gave myself the day off, didn't set the alarm, and didn't do anything school-related except pay my membership dues for our professional association. Tomorrow I shall hunker down and try to power through some journal articles and, with [livejournal.com profile] slitherhither's help, hopefully not tear my hair out over it. Fingers crossed!

I also made chocolate chip cookies this afternoon. Bad idea, I've already had four...

NaBloPoMo question: Who is your favorite villain? I'm having a very tough time with this one! I'm tempted to say Draco, but he wasn't, really. So I will shamelessly steal [livejournal.com profile] jandjsalmon's pick of Sherlock's Moriarty. I mean, that one's pretty difficult to argue, right?

adelagia: (1d | soml)
Have to get this post in before I fall asleep! So, so, so tired. Glad this week is over.

My answer to today's NaBloPoMo question is super boring, because I don't really listen to any specific music when I'm writing. Once in a while I find a song that fits a scene I'm working on, but otherwise if I listen to music at all when writing, it's usually whatever I'm generally into at the time. So right now that means Story of My Life, which iTunes helpfully tells me I've listened to 239 times. Obsessive tendencies, ask me how. (Especially you, [livejournal.com profile] gealach_ros. Eeheehee.)

Also! My Veronica Mars Kickstarter t-shirt has finally arrived! EXCITE.

adelagia: (mst3k | something vague)
So, last night's Agents of SHIELD episode was good. I keep going back and forth with this show. Some weeks are a bit of a slog -- and the previous episode really tripped one of my pet peeves: TPTB, if you want to write a Chinese character, make sure the actor you hire can actually speak the language properly; it's ridiculously easy to tell when they can't and ruins the "authenticity" you're aiming for.

I have gotten off track. So, yes. Last night's episode: good. I want to say it's because it finally focused on character relationships and development, but I'm pretty sure it's because they also focused on characters that I'm actually interested in. More screen time for the lab geeks (and excellent performances from the actors) was a welcome change from Ward and Skye, who do nothing for me. Ward is the character equivalent of room temperature tap water, and with Skye, I don't know. I think the actress is actually doing a pretty nice job; some of her line deliveries are kind of brilliant. I just have no affinity for the character at all.

But this is a convenient segue into today's NaBloPoMo question: What's your current fandom love(s) and/or ship(s)?

There was potential for it previously, and yesterday's episode sealed it for FitzSimmons. Nerdy best friends who bicker adorably all day and will die for each other? Yes, I accept. Of course, this being a Joss Whedon vehicle, I can only assume one of them is headed for a sudden, tragic death. (See: Everything Joss has written ever.)

adelagia: (pixar | dug lolling)
NaBloPoMo, Day 5!

5. What show from your childhood would you love to bring back?

Care Bears! They have a very special place in my heart, and I still have all my stuffed Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins from back in the day. There's a better chance of you prying them from my cold, dead hands than me voluntarily giving them away. Also there exists photographic evidence of me absolutely losing my shit when I got a stuffed Cheer Bear one Christmas when I was I think maybe four or five. It's damn adorable. I need to find and frame that.

The cartoon from the '80s is still enjoyable today as well. I know this because [livejournal.com profile] accordingtomel and I watched an old episode on YouTube together some months back. The movies totes stand up too. Who remembers the song? Sometimes you feel so glad, sometimes you feel blue/ Share your feelings, it's not bad, feelings are just you.

 photo tumblrfeels.gif
ur doin it right, son


Of course, there have been several small resurgences since the '80s, and they look horrible now. Pity the children of today and forgive them their televisual predilections, for they know not the awesomeness of the classic Care Bears.

Mmm... goo

Nov. 2nd, 2013 07:47 pm
adelagia: (mst3k | danger small talk)
NaBloPoMo, Day 2! (Elle's meme HERE)

When did you create your LJ, and what brought you here? How did you get your username? Has it changed?

Erm, I know there's a way to look the exact date up somewhere, but I am lazy to go ferreting through the archives. I'm pretty sure I got started around mid-2008. I was a latecomer! I actually was on Blogger to begin with because one of my RL friends was there, but I got bored with the minimal interaction and also not being able to truly fangirl with anyone on there. Plus, I was already keeping track of and occasionally talking to several fanfic writers from the D/G fandom who were established on LJ, so I picked up and moved operations here, and it has been fab, making friends with so many lovely people over the years.

My username story is this: I don't have a middle name. My then-boyfriend decided to pick one for me, and it was Adelagia. (I don't remember why he picked it, but I'm guessing pretentiousness was involved.) So, in 2004, when I'd written my very first Harry Potter fanfic (Ron/Hermione, posted on Checkmated! I don't even know if that site still exists), I went with that for my username for lack of any better/more creative options, and have kept it ever since. I've thought about changing it a bunch of times to something potentially sillier, but it's so entrenched in both the D/G and Merlin fandoms now, since I wrote a bunch of fic for both under that name, that I don't think I could. And I'm so used to it as well, that when I branch out to other places I keep using it for convenience's sake. (Except for tumblr, where I did go with the much sillier, Simpsons-based username of mmmpointy. :))

adelagia: (community | empowerage)
 photo nablopomo2013-teal_zps4fbecfa4.png


All right, I'm going to attempt this thing. [livejournal.com profile] elle_blessing, don't you feel accomplished? I've seen your name pop up all over the flist today :) Anyway, for anyone who hasn't seen Elle's meme, it is HERE, and basically everyone should be nablopomoing along because don't you miss how fun LJ used to be?

The post for today is something that makes me laugh, so here's a thing. It's the Payphone/Game of Thrones parody. It's a year old, but I watched it again recently and it's still awesome:



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