I have a question. Has there ever been a time when someone you cared about had their feelings hurt by someone else? I mean, seriously, it sounds like a dumb question, but that's happened to you, hasn't it? And the person you cared about, they weren't perfect, but they didn't deserve to be made to feel so bad about themselves, right? No, really, have you ever tried to comfort someone who was crying because nasty, untrue things were said about them? Has that ever happened to you, feeling helpless, trying to make them feel better?
I mean, jesus. She's a real fucking person. She questions her self-worth, just like you. She makes silly faces, just like you. She feels bad when people believe horrible lies about her, and so do I, and so would you. Give the anonymous bullshit a rest. Put your names to the awful things you say and own your opinions, or keep your opinions in more private forums where people can't be hurt by them. Your bullying is bullshit. Fucking own up to what you say, or don't say it.
Laura, I remember the time you called after me, somewhat hopelessly, "but Jessa, you already HAVE a picture with William Beckett!" ♥ ♥
Please leave a fond memory or goodbye-and-good-luck wish for Laura here in this post, and make the girl feel loved before she takes off!
Which of these reality shows have you watched and enjoyed (to some extent)?
eta: omg, what's wrong with you people? Rock of Love and I Love Money ARE THE BEST SHOWS OUT THERE! Seriously! They're so deliciously shameless!
In other Brendon news, I ran across this and quite liked it. Brendon birthday gsf spanking! \o/ Check it, Juliet!
Pick a fandom I know (xf, qaf, btvs, ats, lotrips, hp, sga, sg1, spn, sfu, bsg, pop, bandom, how come those don't have fun acronyms?) and I will tell you who I would:
1. bake cupcakes for:
2. trust with the keys to my car:
3. put thumbtacks on their chair:
4. have a crush on:
5. pack up and leave if they moved next door:
6. vote for President Prime Minister:
7. pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
8. pair up:
9. vote off the island and into the volcano:
10. wheedle into fixing my MP3 player:
If you like the Brendon/Ryan, I recommend scooting over to cyclogenesis's new fic, Like A Game, because it's good!
Then, Fall Out Boy!!! Ugh ugh, I hadn't seen them since December, and I missed them, I missed them so much! Joe's fro was huge and crazy and long and gorgeous, but no facial hair! Pete's emo swoop was in full effect beneath his purple American Apparel hoodie. Andy's hair was long too, and he was shirtless. Patrick was - did you know I want to marry Patrick Stump? I want to marry him and bear his children and cook him dinner. I'm jealous of his girlfriend because she gets to be with Patrick Stump. He looked and sounded amazing. He's Patrick Stump! He wore a white fedora and a white shirt under a vest with a tie. Oh, snazzy Patrick. *wiggles ring finger*
They played all singles, opening with Sugar and closing with Saturday (okay, so that wasn't a single), and in between was Arms Race, 16 Candles, Grand Theft Autumn, Dance Dance, I'm Like A Lawyer, Take Over The Break's Over, etc - plus:
Pete: So we've got some good friends who are over in Europe right now, and they're bummed that we get to play on a beach right now, so this is for them.
Patrick: [plays I Write Sins and sings the first bit]
God, I love when they cover I Write Sins! ♥ They also did their Akon-into-R. Kelly cover, which was hilarious, because Pete pulled out the "Patrick, nobody wants to see us together" and then Patrick played random chords for like a minute, and Pete was like "uh, dude?" and Patrick was like "Pete doesn't respect the fact that I haven't played this for seven months" and Pete was like "Dude, I respect how you look in that hat, I want to see us together, c'mon." And then playing! Pete rested his head on Patrick's shoulder like 4 distinct times, and went to his knees for Patrick at some point.
God, Fall Out Boy. You soothe my battered soul and are still my favorite band. ♥ ♥ ♥ I hope you're seeing The Dark Knight tonight!
(1 ambien makes me wake up at 6am; 2 makes me sleep til 9. is the answer 1.5 pills?)
What's your favorite Justin Timberlake incarnation?
01. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
02. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
03. Write a ficlet related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the ficlet; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards!
04. Do ten of these, then post them.
Oh well, I seem to have forgotten how to write convincing ( Ryan/Brendon.Collapse )
The Heralds of Valdemar series is a young adult series written by Mercedes Lackey, and boy oh boy do those books have everything. Talking horses! Psychic powers for young, troubled teens! Flamboyant gay magicians! Gryphons! Sex-crazed cat-girls! Oh man, I'm misting up just thinking about it.
As much as they may sound like (and be?) badfic, these books were incredibly important and formative to me and millions of maturing middle-school-aged girls just like me - and now, whether you've read them before or never read them at all, joyfulseeker and I would like to extend an open invitation to join companionz, our book club community for this series!
The info's in the profile, but essentially, joyfulseeker and I are going to try to get through one book a week. We're going to talk about the first half of the book on Thursdays and the last half of the book on Mondays, in open discussion posts, so that we may commune! Share! And feed the baby au sprouts growing in the garden of joyfulseeker's mind. It's a no-pressure situation!
William Beckett the Hawkbrother! Frank's untrained gift is Firestarting! Herald Pete and his Herald-Trainee Ryan! What do you say? Say yes! Go buy the first trilogy (Arrows of the Queen, Arrow's Flight, Arrow's Fall, all by Mercedes Lackey) and join us!
Tomorrow is SUPER TUESDAY, and I'm voting yes on all the Native American casino gaming propositions. If your Presidential primary is tomorrow, will you won't you will you won't you will you join the dance*?:
SUPER TUESDAY primary - only vote here if your Presidential primary is tomorrow
I don't vote absentee (although it's cool if you do). I like elections and primaries and presidential seasons, and feeling like this time next year, we're going to have a Democrat in office. That makes me feel pretty good.
*This always, always makes me think of Batman: The Animated Series, and the Mad Hatter. He was so sad, and so creepy. Like Mikey Way!
If I'm not broke by the time Panic tour tickets and airfares and moving expenses and parking tickets are attended to, I'm pretty stoked on the upcoming Jimmy Eat World/Paramore tour.
- Current Music:i'm fucking matt damon
I've been listening to the legendary 95.5 KLOS a lot lately, thirsty for classic rock, and here's a question that struck me in the car this morning:
The following is true regarding Ryan Ross and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird"
A final thought on Brendon's shirt from the video shoot: it can't be long now.
ETA: Ooh, you know, to that end, is "Free Bird" even relevant as an encore anymore? (Was it ever, was it always just a joke?) What song do you think bands these days absolutely OUGHT to know, as a last-ditch encore?
Also, I don't think I ever said how much I like the way Brendon sings "world" in the HCT press 9ita. I like how he sings it! I like his control that whole song. I'm excited about the album, fuck, have I mentioned that ever? Did I need to? If NME wasn't just being hyperbolically controversial, then I'm going to really love it.
- Current Mood:i need new icons
Last night was the worst sort of rainy night here in Southern California, relentless and pounding and accompanied by a tornado watch (?), but today in Santa Monica, it's merely overcast and chilly.
Saving the navel-gazing about the themes of my favorite movies and sexual identity, here are ten sweet covers, taken from the good pages of Cover Lay Down, a fab cover blog I ran across the other day:
30 Seconds to Mars - Stronger (orig. Kanye West)
Tom Jones - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (orig. Arctic Monkeys)
Dan Rossen (of Grizzly Bear) - Graceland (orig. Paul Simon)
Hot Chip - Sexual Healing (orig. Marvin Gaye)
Jens Lekman - You Can Call Me Al (orig. Paul Simon)
Natalie Merchant - Space Oddity (orig. David Bowie)
The Puppini Sisters - Crazy in Love (orig. Beyonce)
Peter Bjorn and John - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (orig. Paul Simon)
Colin Meloy - Everyday is like Sunday (orig. Morrissey)
Emiliana Torrini - The Sound of Silence (orig. Simon & Garfunkel)
However, reassuring girlfriends and nice television marathoners are keeping me sane; Candy and I finished season 3 of Buffy on Sunday, which is a fuckload of achievement. We're definitely going to finish going through the series by the time I'm thirty! Aww, Buffy. She likes to think of it as graduation.
Now, more work, some wine, some hot olives, and fuck you with medical instruments patd don't give me coronary infarctions like that! >:|
- Current Music:common, the corner
Showing that he is not afraid to go where Marilyn Manson has been before, Jeremy Piven has been acting like a school kid with a gold star to take home to mommy. It seems that the great actor and prime jackass has a little thing for Dita von Teese. Must have seen some of her new porn photos that have been passed around. If you haven't seen them I will spare you the actual photos. Lets just say that she and another woman are sharing some quality time with a tool they are using simultaneously.
. . . I haven't seen the new porn photos. Can someone show me the new porn photos? DON'T SPARE ME THE DITA PORN PHOTOS, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
eta: \o/ Spanish Playboy spread, porn pictures, porn video! I feel so behind the times /o\
Name a fandom I'm into/have been into and I will tell you:
1. The first character I fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I would shag anytime:
6. The character I'd want to be like:
7. The character I'd slap:
8. A pairing that I love:
9. A pairing that I despise:
10. Favorite character:
11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom?
12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom?
13. Who are your five favorite characters?
14. Who are your five least favorite characters?
15. What are your five favorite pairings?
16. What are your five least favorite pairings?
17. Which character are you most like?
18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret?
Also, if you feel that way, tell me why Hillary and not Obama, because my mom had me read this over Christmas, and I just can't shake it. My therapist says that Obama's "Muslim thing" freaks her out a little bit; when asked to explain herself, she couldn't. o.O
I just added a bunch of feeds to my friendslist; there's a preset filter for syndicated feeds, it's like a wonderful little built-in time waster! Any suggestions for great feeds or blogs to add? Here are the ones I already have: bestweekever, boingwonder, consumeristfull, crazydaysnnites, daily_kos, defamer, falloutboynews, gawker, hascheezburger, i_am_fashion, idolatorfeed, moby_journal, new_yorker_mag, nohartandsole, pitchfork, popapocalypse, stereogumrss, tonconrad, traviesblog, whedonesque, wilwheaton, xkcd_rss, youtube_blog.
I cry out in the darkness: who besides joyfulseeker, stonedtodeath, Ferris Bueller and myself wants a bandslash Heralds of Valdemar au?
- Current Music:britney spears - blackout
New Years and the first week of 2008 were low-key, relaxing and great. ( Want to hear about it? Here it goes!Collapse )
In other news, welcome back to 2000, where I've been mainlining a_karls's DVDs of Roswell and finding mid-second season to be adorable perfection. I know it's been, like, a decade, but if anyone has any old Roswell recs hanging out in their bookmarks, I'd take them with glad hands. I like Maria the best! And Kyle the sullen Buddhist! And, um, Michael!
Fannishly, hmm. I haven't been online much, but I caught the tail end of Dear-Mr.-Urie-Gate - haha! Ha! Hahaha! and of course Patrick's Law and Order, geeeeeeez. And I keep checking Panic's website, like maybe they're going to tease another song. When's that single coming out? When are Honda Civic announcements being made? Are they going to cancel the Oscars? Does Ryan Ross dress up every year for his Oscar party? If they cancel the Oscars, will he still dress up and watch a marathon of Best Pictures with a joint in a Chanel cigarette holder that Joe buys him?
I've been playing Rock Band with my boss's friends while I wait for Sara's flight to get in. I continue to kick some ass on the drums, and I did pretty well on the guitar and singing. I am a rock band unto myself, is what I seem to be saying.
Fannishly, here's what I've been wondering the last few days:
The cruelest cut (greatest love?) of all - one of them's going to sing Whitney Houston's ENTIRE CATALOG! Who would you like to hear sing "I Will Always Love You," "How Will I Know?", "Your Love Is My Love" and so much more?
But this is the Whitney Houston song I REALLY want Patrick to sing!
And this is the Whitney Houston song I really want BRENDON to sing!
And if Gerard was to sing any Whitney Houston song?
And neglected Miss Greta!