foreverrhapsody: Snow White is dead. (Snow White. Default.)

For what it's worth, I'm still here. I still check my Friends page on a regular basis, but I rarely comment or interact with others. Obviously, I should post more, but I have a feeling that's not going to happen very much any more. I've fallen out of the habit of doing so and so has most of the rest of fandom, except a select few.

If you follow me on Tumblr, you know most of my life has been taken over by Emmerdale, which is England's third most watched soap opera, and the character of Aaron Livesy. He is basically the definition of a woobie and a beautiful cinnamon role, too good for this world, too pure.

Other than that, life has been pretty chill. I'm still in NYC, and I'm figuring out what the next step of my career is. Not dating anyone, and I go between desperately wanting someone else in my life along those lines and thinking I don't need anyone at all, so who knows what's going on in that department.

<3
If you're reading this, my best to you. This is not a goodbye post, merely a "I probably won't update for another year or so" post.

But I am still here.

About Me

Dec. 30th, 2013 12:00 pm
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My journal is Friends Only. Comment here to be added, or if you want to leave me a message or something. :-D
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I'm still alive, I promise!

Lots of stuff going on, and Tumblr is still easier to update on a more regular basis, which is why I haven't updated since March. Whoops. I'm still working with the theatre company and I'm still temping. Actually I'm back temping at the children's cosmetic company I was at last summer, which is a story all in itself that I should sit down and write because it's horrific. We've got a summer full of productions and I hope I'll survive. It's already hotter than hell outside, so with all my luck I'll melt before the summer is over.

It's hot, it's muggy, and I'm slightly nauseous from the medication I'm on. After 3+ weeks of struggling with congestion and a terrible cough, I finally made myself go to the clinic and got enough antibiotics to kill whatever was in my system. I'm already feeling loads better, so hopefully by the end of the 10 day course, I'll be fully recovered.

I'm also still recovering from the series finale of Smash. God, that show was so bad and yet it did so many things to my emotions. The music was phenomenal, the acting (minus one notable person) was brilliant despite the wonky scripts and mind boggling plotlines, and the concept was something that hadn't been seen on TV in a long time. It's a shame that the failure of Smash means that no TV network will attempt another show like it for a LONG time. Also, I still maintain that Tom Levitt is one of the best gay characters on TV of all time. (OF ALL TIME.)

Also, why isn't there a drop down menu for my tags? I can't remember all that off the top of my head!
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  • Night shift wasn't bad. Business usually slows down during the colder months, and if you combine that with the construction (which has taken out half of our lights, making it look like we're closed) it's no wonder we didn't have much business. We only had one customer in the hour before closing, so everything got done quickly and I was home before midnight.
  • Comics! The solicits for Children's Crusade have me worried beyond all belief for the rest of the series, but fingers crossed everything will turn out relatively all right. As long as Wanda is alive and not mistreated by the end of the series, I'll be happy. X-Factor's still keeping me happy. As I'm sure you've all noticed, I'm a big fan of soap opera drama, and recent happenings in X-Factor are right along those lines. My only issue is that can't wait until Emanuela Lupacchino comes back. I don't mind Leonard Kirk's art, but I like Emanuela's a lot better. I read Wolverine and the X-Men #1 today through dubious sources (;-) ) and wow, was that a fun comic or what? The art was great, the story was amusing and it just flowed the whole way until the end. I'm definitely buying this series. There's a hole in my pull list now that Alpha Flight got downgraded back to a miniseries, and once Children's Crusade finishes, there'll be another hole to fill.
  • Speaking of Emanuela, she's on Twitter now, as well as her inker Guillermo Ortego! I met him at NYCC and he's a great guy, so go follow her and go follow him too!
  • Also, I ate coconut M&M's. They're... interesting. I like coconut, but they're almost too strong for me.
  • As I was listening to music before work yesterday, I got an idea for NaNoWriMo. An idea that will require extensive planning and research. And it's five days before November. Should I attempt it? Anyone want to listen to some of my blather? Once I get everything else I wanted to get done today, I think I'll write up some of my ideas and see if they take shape.
  • (OH COME ON. PAD just posted on Facebook, saying no one online has come close to guessing what happens at the end of X-Factor #227. This had better be the biggest mind trip of the century, that's all I'm saying.)
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Don't mind me, nothing to see here, move along...

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Speed post! I'm on vacation now at [livejournal.com profile] tamakito 's and it's glorious. It's nice to have time off and not have to go to work, but it's going to be terrible to go back. Luckily I don't have to think about that right now. Now, off to do more hanging out and watching movies and stuff. Will attempt a longer post later in the week.
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I just watched Torchwood Children of Earth Day Five for the first time. I am not kidding. When it originally aired in the UK, I watched Day Four, got annoyed with how that ended, heard the spoilers for Day Five once it aired, and never watched it. Until now.

I think I need a hug.

Actually, I think I need about a million hugs.
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If you're looking for a very good write-up of what's going on with LJ's DDOS attacks, check out this post by [livejournal.com profile] caras_galadhon!
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Might as well post again, just say show people that I'm still here.
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Is it Spring Break yet?

[EDIT] And I'm going to add something I posted on Tumblr this weekend because it summarizes my thoughts quite nicely: Between the GOP’s attacks on just about everything I care about, the uncertaintly of my own future, and these terrible natural disasters, I’m legitimately terrified right now. What on Earth is going on here?
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No, because then all the chocolate companies, flower shops, and gift card stores would go out of business and we'd have another economic crisis on our hands.
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
<3 <3 <3
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MULTI-FANDOM FANFICTION RECOMMENDATION MEME

Come rec stuff! Pimp it out on your own LJ! It'll be fun!
foreverrhapsody: Snow White is dead. (Young Avengers. Lesson: Don't Mess With)
re: X-Factor #207, as unspoilery as I can make it.

Oh. My. God. Most of us at [livejournal.com profile] ricstar figured it was going to end like that, but DAMN. It actually happened. Ouch, poor Rictor's head asplode.

There needs to be icons from this issue ASAP.

Now, off to catch up on one month's worth of internship blogging and reading #207 reviews while enjoying free Wi-Fi.



[EDIT] Oh, so that's the next Tag system everyone's been talking about. Don't know how I feel about it.
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 Need some sleep. >.<

(Next time, some one remind me NOT to stay up all night. Seriously. After the typical festivities of the last day of classes, I went to breakfast, went back up to my room, and slept from 7:30am to noon. Now it's time for lots of editing and paper writing. Oh boy.)

Also, SIX DAYS UNTIL I FLY TO LA! OMGGGGG.

Also, I need more icons, especially of my newer fandoms.

MEME!

May. 9th, 2010 07:46 pm
foreverrhapsody: Snow White is dead. (Doctor Who. Jake/Mickey. Significant Loo)
Name a character and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal headcanon.

Current fandoms are: BSG, Doctor Who (though I haven't seen any of the new season), Torchwood, any of the comics listed in my tags, Gundam Wing, Star Wars, and anything else you remember me mentioning even just once here.

PLEASE DISTRACT ME FROM THE MASSIVE PILES OF HOMEWORK I HAVE TO DO. THE SOONER, THE BETTER.

Dear Flist,

I love you.

Much love, [livejournal.com profile] foreverrhapsody 

How are you all doing on this lovely Sunday night?
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You're probably sick of any mention of Shadow of the Templar that I make, but it's all with a fangirlish sentiment, so I figure it's alright. (Plus, it's my livejournal. Hah.) See, I really want someone to squee with these about, and the only way I can get people to really do that is to post about it on here. Yes, there is a livejournal community and yes, I am a member of it, but I'd love to convert as many new people as I can. Besides, I honestly can see why anyone wouldn't want to immerse themselves in this four novel series that you can read for free online, all at the website linked above.

But now you're probably asking me why you should be reading these at all, and I totally understand. It's ok, I was like that at first. I didn't understand why anyone would want to read a long piece of original fiction when there's plenty of television shows, novels, movies I could be paying attention to, not to mention my school workload, spending time with real live people, and other such draws of real life.

Then I read the first novel, and I couldn't stop. And it was at this point that Livejournal failed, and I lost the rest of what I had written. Ah well, life's a bitch.

This is the author's general summary:

Simon Drake is an up-and-coming young FBI hotshot, an agent with a personal track record so outstanding that it borders on unbelievable. Not yet thirty, he's already the leader of his own special ops team; a ragtag bunch of talented but nigh-uncontrollable lunatics, it's true, but under Simon's inspired leadership they're a force to be reckoned with, a team with an unparalleled success rate, a team with an almost unblemished record--until now.

Jeremy Archer is the brilliant and unpredictable scion of a long line of international art thieves, simultaneously a phenomenally wealthy English socialite and one of the most infamous criminals in the world. At twenty-seven years old he's already wanted on nearly every continent for thefts totalling more than ninety-one million dollars, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him--until now.

Now?

May the best man win.

Yes, I'll admit, the only reason I had for reading this piece of original fiction in the beginning was strictly the promise of canon slash, but in the end, there's so much more. Simon's team of misfits is hysterical. They're all very well drawn characters that are so very real, and even though it doesn't seem like it from the description, they're just as much a part of the story as the two main characters Simon and Jeremy are. Part of what I love the most about Simon's team is that they are made up of a whole bunch of people much like myself and my friends. They're geeks, nerds, and very well versed in internet culture. Every time I reread the series, I catch more and more references to such geekly pursuits as Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and Battlestar Galactica. In fact, because of the nature of the relationship between Simon and Jeremy, the novels read more like the effect of Jeremy on Simon and his team, rather than the odd sort of love story they're portrayed as, and that's the part I love best: the interaction between Simon and Jeremy, and Jeremy and the members of Simon's team.

The first book, The Morning Star, serves to introduce the characters, both in general and our two main characters Jeremy and Simon to each other. Simon and his team go after Jeremy Archer, who is in persuit of a rather large and magnificent diamond. But things aren't always what they seem, and Team Templar are forced to work with the thief, things start to change. There are a few mentions of characters and things you'll see in the later three books, which I especially enjoyed upon rereading.

The second book, Double Down, has the team dealing with a thief whose methods mirror Jeremy Archer's almost completely and whose connections are somewhat darker then Archer's. Plus, the team deals with their ever increasing connection to Viktor Karpol, and Simon juggles his work and his more-than-work connection to Jeremy. This book is probably my least favorite, but I still enjoy it, enough to keep reading along with the series.

The third book, With A Bullet, is definitely my favorite. Team Templar deals with the return of a man they'd had dealings with in the past, a man who holds a grudge against the team for actions detailed in flashback scenes that don't seem shoehorned in at all. What makes this book my favorite is not the plot, but the manner in which Jeremy is brought in to a story in which he would have nothing to do with originally is completely awesome, not to mention my absolute favorite scenes at the end of the book. In a rush to finish it, I ended up getting yelled at by my aunt 'cause I'd stayed up 'til four in the morning. Oops.

And the fourth book, High Fidelity, takes everything, throws it all on its ears, and wraps it up in an emotional, completely satisfying ending that I just love to bits. I wish I could say more but, lest I spoil everyone, I cannot. You'll just have to read it. Everything is wrapped up nicely at the end, and what isn't, the author has written or is in the process of writing many short scenes and stories that fit in the universe and make me squee so much. You will not be disappointed, I promise.
 
But what of the relationship that the summary above talks about? It's perfect. It's not sappy at all. They'll break your heart on numerous occaisions because of how stupid or stubborn they are, but the moments that do count will make your heart ache for this dysfunctional couple. Both men are completely believable, both incredibly stubborn and loath to talk about feelings, not to mention the baggage their jobs and own personalities bring. Again, that's all I can say without making specific references and spoiling everyone, but it's worth it, completely.

And that's all I can say. I'm going to invite some of my fellow fans from the official Livejournal community, [info]teamtemplar, to come and correct anything wrong I might have said, or perhaps to add to this madness. My only hope is that some of this might have caught your attention and you will go on to fall in love with this series as much as I have. Look, it even has a TV Tropes page, which is spoilery in some places but mildly entertaining and fun!

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Hi, Dreamwidth!
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Testing this whole posting thing. Also, am procrastinating on editing. Isn't life grand?
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1. It is a great and relevant story )
 
2. Relatable characters )
 
3. Fantastic Acting  )
 
4. You can't fit it into one genre )
 
5. Excellent Production value )6. The Fans are Fun )
 
7. Transparent Production Process )
 
8. The Actors are accessible )
 
9. People are going to be talking about it 10 and 30 years from now. ) Also: )
 
”What do I do, now that I really want to watch this show? )


And now, some
Pictorial Evidence! )


 


There will be more pictures to come, but I have to go eat lunch now. Also, those who already watch the show, feel free to link to this. :-D
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