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Nov. 28th, 2011 07:21 pm
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1. Argh!!!! My big order from Amazon, full of Brit chick lit I was craving, was sent to the wrong address (my fault) and now I have to reorder and argghghghghghghghhgghhgh I want it now! I was never good at patience. I reordered from Alibris and now it will get here by Dec 14 but I want those books now! Especially Tash/Hugo ones. Boooo.

2. I went to see Immortals today and loved it. I can see why it had lousy reviews - it's a very idiosyncratic movie and the story is barebones, but I thought it was amazing - visually like nothing I've ever seen - like feverish paintings come to life - like those vivid nightmarish dreams you have that you half-remember when you wake up. Plus, huge bonus to anything that mentions Titanomachia. And somehow the vibe did remind me of the myths, or at least of the way they made me feel when I first discovered them when I was eight. Plus, I've never seen Henry Cavill in anything but that man is ridiculously gorgeous and masculine at the same time. Mmmmm.

3. I am behind on my dramas. I am just not in the mood somehow. No idea why. But have an Ouran cap dump.



From the last half and rather Haruhi/Tamaki-centric )

4. In news of American TV shows (where I am also behind), I've pretty much given up pretending I care for anything but Bridget/Andrew in Ringer. But they are so adorable together! Sure, there is the whole 'she is impersonating her sociopath twin sister who is his wife' complication, but whatever :)



5. To console self for book-shipping fiasco mentioned in (1), I went on kindle and got a Jilly Cooper book to fill my trashy British books quota. I only had two criteria: (1) it had to be on kindle and (2) not involve horses as K&T got me all horsed-out. So I got Rivals, which is set in a fictional English county and revolves around a fight for a television station license (not sure how it works in the UK but I don't particularly mind). The station is run by a horrible backstabbing guy named Tony something, and he finally pisses off enough people that they take him on and try to take the license away from him. It's full of amoral but hilarious people who gladly sleep around and backstab and is v.v.v.v. entertaining. I pretty much adore every character (as long as I don't ever have to meet them) but my favorites, in no particular order are:

* Taggy - the only really sane person in this whole thing (at least so far, I am a quarter in). She's 19, the daughter of a famous television interviewer (who is the one spearheading the takeover). She's dyslexic, has plans for a career as a chef, and as a result of growing up with brilliant but volatile father and self-absorbed, domestically-useless mother, she's pretty much the caretaker. I think she should get whatever she wants, which seems to be a chef career.

* Declan - Taggy's Dad. He's pretty awesome but his taste in women - yikes. Maud, his wife, is pretty much the most spoiled and useless thing ever, even if hilariously entertaining as a character.

* Rupert Campbell-Black - He's in his late 30s (I think), is a cabinet minister and is an unrepentant playboy. He gets involved in the takeover with Declan. I really shouldn't like him because he's got the morals of a cat and pretty much does anything in skirts, but in addition to being hot, he is ridiculously hilarious and entertaining. I mean, I cannot not love him after exchanges like this (Valerie is the resident social climber):

'Sharon's only allowed to watch [TV] occasionally at weekends,' said Valerie smugly. 'When I was young, my sister and I made our own amusements.'
'So did I,' agreed Rupert, 'until Nanny told me it would make me go blind.'


Ahahahahaahaaa.

Because I am a bad person, I peeked at the end and apparently Rupert and Taggy become a couple? (!!!!!!) I am madly curious as to how that would happen as where I am at, she cannot stand the sight of him and he's chasing everything that moves (though thinks she's pretty). Hmmmm. Ever since I read These Old Shades as a teenager, I've been a sucker for 'super-slutty older man falls madly for younger woman who he doesn't think he can have' trope so...anticipating this.

6. From now through New Year's, posting is probably spotty because of a lot of family events and travel. Sorry :)

Everything

Nov. 28th, 2011 07:21 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
1. Argh!!!! My big order from Amazon, full of Brit chick lit I was craving, was sent to the wrong address (my fault) and now I have to reorder and argghghghghghghghhgghhgh I want it now! I was never good at patience. I reordered from Alibris and now it will get here by Dec 14 but I want those books now! Especially Tash/Hugo ones. Boooo.

2. I went to see Immortals today and loved it. I can see why it had lousy reviews - it's a very idiosyncratic movie and the story is barebones, but I thought it was amazing - visually like nothing I've ever seen - like feverish paintings come to life - like those vivid nightmarish dreams you have that you half-remember when you wake up. Plus, huge bonus to anything that mentions Titanomachia. And somehow the vibe did remind me of the myths, or at least of the way they made me feel when I first discovered them when I was eight. Plus, I've never seen Henry Cavill in anything but that man is ridiculously gorgeous and masculine at the same time. Mmmmm.

3. I am behind on my dramas. I am just not in the mood somehow. No idea why. But have an Ouran cap dump.



From the last half and rather Haruhi/Tamaki-centric )

4. In news of American TV shows (where I am also behind), I've pretty much given up pretending I care for anything but Bridget/Andrew in Ringer. But they are so adorable together! Sure, there is the whole 'she is impersonating her sociopath twin sister who is his wife' complication, but whatever :)



5. To console self for book-shipping fiasco mentioned in (1), I went on kindle and got a Jilly Cooper book to fill my trashy British books quota. I only had two criteria: (1) it had to be on kindle and (2) not involve horses as K&T got me all horsed-out. So I got Rivals, which is set in a fictional English county and revolves around a fight for a television station license (not sure how it works in the UK but I don't particularly mind). The station is run by a horrible backstabbing guy named Tony something, and he finally pisses off enough people that they take him on and try to take the license away from him. It's full of amoral but hilarious people who gladly sleep around and backstab and is v.v.v.v. entertaining. I pretty much adore every character (as long as I don't ever have to meet them) but my favorites, in no particular order are:

* Taggy - the only really sane person in this whole thing (at least so far, I am a quarter in). She's 19, the daughter of a famous television interviewer (who is the one spearheading the takeover). She's dyslexic, has plans for a career as a chef, and as a result of growing up with brilliant but volatile father and self-absorbed, domestically-useless mother, she's pretty much the caretaker. I think she should get whatever she wants, which seems to be a chef career.

* Declan - Taggy's Dad. He's pretty awesome but his taste in women - yikes. Maud, his wife, is pretty much the most spoiled and useless thing ever, even if hilariously entertaining as a character.

* Rupert Campbell-Black - He's in his late 30s (I think), is a cabinet minister and is an unrepentant playboy. He gets involved in the takeover with Declan. I really shouldn't like him because he's got the morals of a cat and pretty much does anything in skirts, but in addition to being hot, he is ridiculously hilarious and entertaining. I mean, I cannot not love him after exchanges like this (Valerie is the resident social climber):

'Sharon's only allowed to watch [TV] occasionally at weekends,' said Valerie smugly. 'When I was young, my sister and I made our own amusements.'
'So did I,' agreed Rupert, 'until Nanny told me it would make me go blind.'


Ahahahahaahaaa.

Because I am a bad person, I peeked at the end and apparently Rupert and Taggy become a couple? (!!!!!!) I am madly curious as to how that would happen as where I am at, she cannot stand the sight of him and he's chasing everything that moves (though thinks she's pretty). Hmmmm. Ever since I read These Old Shades as a teenager, I've been a sucker for 'super-slutty older man falls madly for younger woman who he doesn't think he can have' trope so...anticipating this.

6. From now through New Year's, posting is probably spotty because of a lot of family events and travel. Sorry :)

Everything

Nov. 28th, 2011 07:21 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
1. Argh!!!! My big order from Amazon, full of Brit chick lit I was craving, was sent to the wrong address (my fault) and now I have to reorder and argghghghghghghghhgghhgh I want it now! I was never good at patience. I reordered from Alibris and now it will get here by Dec 14 but I want those books now! Especially Tash/Hugo ones. Boooo.

2. I went to see Immortals today and loved it. I can see why it had lousy reviews - it's a very idiosyncratic movie and the story is barebones, but I thought it was amazing - visually like nothing I've ever seen - like feverish paintings come to life - like those vivid nightmarish dreams you have that you half-remember when you wake up. Plus, huge bonus to anything that mentions Titanomachia. And somehow the vibe did remind me of the myths, or at least of the way they made me feel when I first discovered them when I was eight. Plus, I've never seen Henry Cavill in anything but that man is ridiculously gorgeous and masculine at the same time. Mmmmm.

3. I am behind on my dramas. I am just not in the mood somehow. No idea why. But have an Ouran cap dump.



From the last half and rather Haruhi/Tamaki-centric )

4. In news of American TV shows (where I am also behind), I've pretty much given up pretending I care for anything but Bridget/Andrew in Ringer. But they are so adorable together! Sure, there is the whole 'she is impersonating her sociopath twin sister who is his wife' complication, but whatever :)



5. To console self for book-shipping fiasco mentioned in (1), I went on kindle and got a Jilly Cooper book to fill my trashy British books quota. I only had two criteria: (1) it had to be on kindle and (2) not involve horses as K&T got me all horsed-out. So I got Rivals, which is set in a fictional English county and revolves around a fight for a television station license (not sure how it works in the UK but I don't particularly mind). The station is run by a horrible backstabbing guy named Tony something, and he finally pisses off enough people that they take him on and try to take the license away from him. It's full of amoral but hilarious people who gladly sleep around and backstab and is v.v.v.v. entertaining. I pretty much adore every character (as long as I don't ever have to meet them) but my favorites, in no particular order are:

* Taggy - the only really sane person in this whole thing (at least so far, I am a quarter in). She's 19, the daughter of a famous television interviewer (who is the one spearheading the takeover). She's dyslexic, has plans for a career as a chef, and as a result of growing up with brilliant but volatile father and self-absorbed, domestically-useless mother, she's pretty much the caretaker. I think she should get whatever she wants, which seems to be a chef career.

* Declan - Taggy's Dad. He's pretty awesome but his taste in women - yikes. Maud, his wife, is pretty much the most spoiled and useless thing ever, even if hilariously entertaining as a character.

* Rupert Campbell-Black - He's in his late 30s (I think), is a cabinet minister and is an unrepentant playboy. He gets involved in the takeover with Declan. I really shouldn't like him because he's got the morals of a cat and pretty much does anything in skirts, but in addition to being hot, he is ridiculously hilarious and entertaining. I mean, I cannot not love him after exchanges like this (Valerie is the resident social climber):

'Sharon's only allowed to watch [TV] occasionally at weekends,' said Valerie smugly. 'When I was young, my sister and I made our own amusements.'
'So did I,' agreed Rupert, 'until Nanny told me it would make me go blind.'


Ahahahahaahaaa.

Because I am a bad person, I peeked at the end and apparently Rupert and Taggy become a couple? (!!!!!!) I am madly curious as to how that would happen as where I am at, she cannot stand the sight of him and he's chasing everything that moves (though thinks she's pretty). Hmmmm. Ever since I read These Old Shades as a teenager, I've been a sucker for 'super-slutty older man falls madly for younger woman who he doesn't think he can have' trope so...anticipating this.

6. From now through New Year's, posting is probably spotty because of a lot of family events and travel. Sorry :)
dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
I confess I am totally loving Ringer. I skip every scene involving Agent Boring or Juliet (I have no patience with her emo teen ways and entitlement. Also, she looks a decade too old to be Ioan Gruffudd's daughter unless he had her at 12) but the rest is pure delight.



The fact that I ship Bridget/Andrew is no surprise but I enjoy the show in general - it knows it's soapy, silly goodness and embraces it, becoming gloriously entertaining in the process. I love Bridget and really hope she makes it work - whatever 'it' is, i.e. what makes her happy (I hope it's Andrew and his posh accent and his millions, but if she wants Malcolm or be on her own or whatever, I am fine with that).

But I am even more fascinated by Siobhan, who's smart, ruthless and borderline sociopath (faking forgiveness in order to put a hit on your sister - that's beyond cold). I think Siobhan's curse is that she is never happy - if you think about it, marriage with Andrew should have made her 100% fulfilled - he seems a decent sort who would treat her like a queen if she only gave him a chance (look how quickly Bridget has him at her beck and call and all she does is treat him decently) and marriage to him gives her money, prestige, and access to best stuff in New York and elsewhere. Siobhan is not the type to need to love so I don't think her lack of feelings for him is a reason of why she is unhappy. I think the issue is that she just can't be happy - maybe it's a control thing, maybe it's a trauma thing, maybe a sociopath thing. But I can't wait to see more of her. Plus, her Paris eyecandy is super-hot.

Henry is SO BORING. He needs to get off my screen. Gemma was kind of annoying too (wtf with her 'sleep with my husband' scenario?) so at least one annoyance less, I suppose.

Also, Logan Echolls! As an English teacher. Can one LOL and swoon at the same time?
dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
I confess I am totally loving Ringer. I skip every scene involving Agent Boring or Juliet (I have no patience with her emo teen ways and entitlement. Also, she looks a decade too old to be Ioan Gruffudd's daughter unless he had her at 12) but the rest is pure delight.



The fact that I ship Bridget/Andrew is no surprise but I enjoy the show in general - it knows it's soapy, silly goodness and embraces it, becoming gloriously entertaining in the process. I love Bridget and really hope she makes it work - whatever 'it' is, i.e. what makes her happy (I hope it's Andrew and his posh accent and his millions, but if she wants Malcolm or be on her own or whatever, I am fine with that).

But I am even more fascinated by Siobhan, who's smart, ruthless and borderline sociopath (faking forgiveness in order to put a hit on your sister - that's beyond cold). I think Siobhan's curse is that she is never happy - if you think about it, marriage with Andrew should have made her 100% fulfilled - he seems a decent sort who would treat her like a queen if she only gave him a chance (look how quickly Bridget has him at her beck and call and all she does is treat him decently) and marriage to him gives her money, prestige, and access to best stuff in New York and elsewhere. Siobhan is not the type to need to love so I don't think her lack of feelings for him is a reason of why she is unhappy. I think the issue is that she just can't be happy - maybe it's a control thing, maybe it's a trauma thing, maybe a sociopath thing. But I can't wait to see more of her. Plus, her Paris eyecandy is super-hot.

Henry is SO BORING. He needs to get off my screen. Gemma was kind of annoying too (wtf with her 'sleep with my husband' scenario?) so at least one annoyance less, I suppose.

Also, Logan Echolls! As an English teacher. Can one LOL and swoon at the same time?
dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
I confess I am totally loving Ringer. I skip every scene involving Agent Boring or Juliet (I have no patience with her emo teen ways and entitlement. Also, she looks a decade too old to be Ioan Gruffudd's daughter unless he had her at 12) but the rest is pure delight.



The fact that I ship Bridget/Andrew is no surprise but I enjoy the show in general - it knows it's soapy, silly goodness and embraces it, becoming gloriously entertaining in the process. I love Bridget and really hope she makes it work - whatever 'it' is, i.e. what makes her happy (I hope it's Andrew and his posh accent and his millions, but if she wants Malcolm or be on her own or whatever, I am fine with that).

But I am even more fascinated by Siobhan, who's smart, ruthless and borderline sociopath (faking forgiveness in order to put a hit on your sister - that's beyond cold). I think Siobhan's curse is that she is never happy - if you think about it, marriage with Andrew should have made her 100% fulfilled - he seems a decent sort who would treat her like a queen if she only gave him a chance (look how quickly Bridget has him at her beck and call and all she does is treat him decently) and marriage to him gives her money, prestige, and access to best stuff in New York and elsewhere. Siobhan is not the type to need to love so I don't think her lack of feelings for him is a reason of why she is unhappy. I think the issue is that she just can't be happy - maybe it's a control thing, maybe it's a trauma thing, maybe a sociopath thing. But I can't wait to see more of her. Plus, her Paris eyecandy is super-hot.

Henry is SO BORING. He needs to get off my screen. Gemma was kind of annoying too (wtf with her 'sleep with my husband' scenario?) so at least one annoyance less, I suppose.

Also, Logan Echolls! As an English teacher. Can one LOL and swoon at the same time?
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)
Just finished ep 2...






This was cool too )

I am with [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore though - I don't want them to progress to sex until Andrew finds out she is not actually his wife but his wife's twin sister.

Speaking of Siobhan, she's currently my most intriguing character - she is clearly ruthless and sociopathic right now - she hired someone to get rid of her sister, pretty much. But flashbacks show her not like that, and Andrew mentions that 'Siobhan' (though he doesn't know it's currently Bridget) hasn't been this nice for a long time, which means she was nice once. So what led her to become a ruthless scheming wannabe killer? Hmmmm.

But yeah, I like Bridget. I love that she had a party for 300 people with a corpse stashed in a trunk right in the room.

I honestly have no idea if I'd like this show if it didn't star Buffy and Captain Hornblower but it does and I love it to bits.
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)
Just finished ep 2...






This was cool too )

I am with [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore though - I don't want them to progress to sex until Andrew finds out she is not actually his wife but his wife's twin sister.

Speaking of Siobhan, she's currently my most intriguing character - she is clearly ruthless and sociopathic right now - she hired someone to get rid of her sister, pretty much. But flashbacks show her not like that, and Andrew mentions that 'Siobhan' (though he doesn't know it's currently Bridget) hasn't been this nice for a long time, which means she was nice once. So what led her to become a ruthless scheming wannabe killer? Hmmmm.

But yeah, I like Bridget. I love that she had a party for 300 people with a corpse stashed in a trunk right in the room.

I honestly have no idea if I'd like this show if it didn't star Buffy and Captain Hornblower but it does and I love it to bits.
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)
Just finished ep 2...






This was cool too )

I am with [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore though - I don't want them to progress to sex until Andrew finds out she is not actually his wife but his wife's twin sister.

Speaking of Siobhan, she's currently my most intriguing character - she is clearly ruthless and sociopathic right now - she hired someone to get rid of her sister, pretty much. But flashbacks show her not like that, and Andrew mentions that 'Siobhan' (though he doesn't know it's currently Bridget) hasn't been this nice for a long time, which means she was nice once. So what led her to become a ruthless scheming wannabe killer? Hmmmm.

But yeah, I like Bridget. I love that she had a party for 300 people with a corpse stashed in a trunk right in the room.

I honestly have no idea if I'd like this show if it didn't star Buffy and Captain Hornblower but it does and I love it to bits.
dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
Why didn't anyone inform me that Ringer co-starred Ioan Gruffudd as Buffy'sSarah Michelle Gellar's OTP?



This is full-blown 1990s heaven, you guys! I used to be so obsessed with Horatio Hornblower minis when I was in college - it was one of my earliest fandoms (ah, anyone remember the crumpeteers? Ahhh, Archie, my love! But I loved Horatio madly too, of course). I even wrote fic...

Between Buffy and HH, I am feeling a good 10+ yrs younger - I want to dig out my DVDs now...

Plus, the whole "she is impersonating her twin sister and is falling for her twin sister's husband, who is shocked to find his harpy of a wife be kind and cool and is falling for 'her' all over again" is so very kdrama.

Also, only thing is better than Buffy is two Buffies :)



Between this and Nick Weschler (Kyle on Roswell, my long-ago obsession show) being in Revenge, it's like nostalgia run!

Have a Bridget/Andrew MV:

dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
Why didn't anyone inform me that Ringer co-starred Ioan Gruffudd as Buffy'sSarah Michelle Gellar's OTP?



This is full-blown 1990s heaven, you guys! I used to be so obsessed with Horatio Hornblower minis when I was in college - it was one of my earliest fandoms (ah, anyone remember the crumpeteers? Ahhh, Archie, my love! But I loved Horatio madly too, of course). I even wrote fic...

Between Buffy and HH, I am feeling a good 10+ yrs younger - I want to dig out my DVDs now...

Plus, the whole "she is impersonating her twin sister and is falling for her twin sister's husband, who is shocked to find his harpy of a wife be kind and cool and is falling for 'her' all over again" is so very kdrama.

Also, only thing is better than Buffy is two Buffies :)



Between this and Nick Weschler (Kyle on Roswell, my long-ago obsession show) being in Revenge, it's like nostalgia run!

Have a Bridget/Andrew MV:

dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
Why didn't anyone inform me that Ringer co-starred Ioan Gruffudd as Buffy'sSarah Michelle Gellar's OTP?



This is full-blown 1990s heaven, you guys! I used to be so obsessed with Horatio Hornblower minis when I was in college - it was one of my earliest fandoms (ah, anyone remember the crumpeteers? Ahhh, Archie, my love! But I loved Horatio madly too, of course). I even wrote fic...

Between Buffy and HH, I am feeling a good 10+ yrs younger - I want to dig out my DVDs now...

Plus, the whole "she is impersonating her twin sister and is falling for her twin sister's husband, who is shocked to find his harpy of a wife be kind and cool and is falling for 'her' all over again" is so very kdrama.

Also, only thing is better than Buffy is two Buffies :)



Between this and Nick Weschler (Kyle on Roswell, my long-ago obsession show) being in Revenge, it's like nostalgia run!

Have a Bridget/Andrew MV:

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