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Jan. 19th, 2010 08:17 pm
botherd: (rufus: looking down)
I just heard that Kate McGarrigle died. I didn't know a whole lot of Kate's own music, I mainly just think of her as Rufus Wainwright's mother, but I love the whole Wainwright/McGarrigle clan and find myself really upset at this news.

I don't really know what to say, so instead have a song which sums up why I love this family so much:

Old Paint - Rufus, Martha, Loudon, Kate (live at the Club Soda, 1996)
botherd: (colin meloy)
- Apparently today was the last day of filming for Skins series four! ngl, I am ridiculously sad about this. Not as sad as I'll be when the last episode airs - I anticipate many tears, because I'm lame and cry at EVERYTHING - but I love these ridiculous kids, and it makes me sad that they'll no longer be living together in Bristol and doing ridiculous things together. :(((

- In happier news, I'm going to see The Decemberists tomorrow! SO EXCITED. I think it's going to be one of their Hazards of Love shows where they play the whole album through, but I've not actually checked to see if that's the case, heh. Whatever; it's The Decemberists, so it's guaranteed to be awesome.

- Still behind on NaNo, although I've been using Write or Die and that's helping. I can do about 500 words in 10 minutes, so if I use it enough it shouldn't take too long to catch up. I think I've just about planned out the rest of the story as well, so I'm feeling a bit better about it. (I was having serious ~angst about it the other day, but I spared you the emo LJ posts I wanted to make about it.) ETA: just hit 25k! Two days late, but whatever, it feels good to be halfway there. \o/

- Finally caught up with the last two eps of Mad Men and OMG, how awesome was the finale? I seriously cannot wait for series four.
botherd: (wednesday's child is full of woe)
I don't know WHY I'm so invested in The X Factor this year, but I am genuinely quite gutted by Lucie leaving. :( Also, would quite like to punch Simon Cowell in the face.

Joe to win now, I guess? Meh.
botherd: (Default)
I'm not sure how to talk about this month's obligatory Skins fandom wank (SIGH) without it turning into "I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy" but... I just really think it's a shame that this is happening again. And I hate that a couple of anonymous crazies over on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets are making the whole of Skins fandom look batshit insane, when it's really not.

I've lurked and dabbled in many fandoms, but this is the first time I've been really actively involved in one, and I love it so much. I love the awesome people here, and the ton of amazing fic; I love the squeeing and the thoughtful discussion and the crack. I mean, I've had a grand total of one argument in this fandom, against my better judgement, but even though it was horrible and upsetting at the time, we made amends really quickly. The wank isn't representative of this fandom, and I wish more people could see that the awesomeness really outweighs the unpleasantness.

All these rabid Naomily shippers keep being mentioned, usually as the cause of all these problems, and... I'm not sure where/who these people are? (Please, I'm NOT asking for names.) I haven't encountered anyone like that; everyone I know realises that having different shipping preferences should NOT be a big deal. Mostly I just love that we have a femslash-focused fandom with FOUR amazing female characters (sorry, Panda) with so much slashy potential between them, and so much fic exploring all the different dynamics - that's SO rare, and it's something I really cherish. ♥ (Sorry, this did end up turning into a cake filled with rainbows after all.)

IDK what I'm trying to say with all this. Basically, I think this fandom is so great, and I just wish the tiny minority of people who cause wank would grow the hell up. This particular incident may have been focused on one person, but it damages fandom as a whole. :(
botherd: (skins: what is this fuckery?)
A comment on the E4 website, about this picture:



"I'm glad to see Naomi isn't dressing like she's homeless anymore!"

:((((((((( THAT IS LIKE MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT HER. I mean, who else thinks that a pig t-shirt is appropriate attire for a rave? I don't know what the fuck she's got on in that picture, but I'm hoping Katie made her wear it. No other explanation would make sense!

SIGH. You know what I would like next series? For my favourite character to be recognisable. Surely that's not too much to ask?

Honestly, I don't give a fuck about the US version of Skins; I'm too busy worrying that they'll mess up ours.
botherd: (true blood: god hates fangs)
- So I saw the latest episode of True Blood. Thoughts )

- As ~research (lol) for my fic, I rewatched the Effy episodes from series two and three and omg, the urge to hug a fictional character has never been so strong. It's weird; it took me a long time to warm up to Effy (I didn't much like anyone from the first cast) and now all I want to do is give her a massive hug and feed her chocolate and somehow make it all okay. IDK, she just makes me SO SAD. brb, rewriting my 80s AU (where her circumstances are, if possible, even worse; I'M SO SORRY, EFFY) to include a million gratuitous hugging scenes.

- Speaking of! I'm about 10,000 words into the 80s AU and I... kind of still feel like I'm setting things up? It's hard to tell how long it's going to be in the end, because it keeps running away from me and getting longer and longer. Still really excited about writing it, though, even if probably won't be finished for MONTHS.

- Earlier today I started thinking about Yuletide. WTF, SELF, IT'S AUGUST. But, yeah, I'm already planning out what I'll request and offer to write. I think last year Skins was a listed fandom, but I'm sure this year it'll be considered too big (which makes me all kinds of happy, really, because I heart this fandom and all the creative types in it so fucking much, and I don't think I say that enough).

Well, fuck.

Jul. 3rd, 2009 06:47 pm
botherd: (chuck: sarah is fucked up and scary)
That wasn't supposed to happen.

:(

But I guess I'm supporting Roddick in the final, even if he did just beat Murray, because I always support whoever isn't Federer.

Still: :(

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