HAIR!

Feb. 11th, 2012 08:47 pm
majorshipper: (➘ words to live by)
There was a lot of it. As I told Jen, it was a hair massacre! Pictures of what came off under the cut, though none of my snazzy new 'do because I roll sideways and don't do pictures of me online. Suffice it to say I really like it. My hair's too thick to have it look exactly like Hannah's but, I really like it. And I can wear hats! (I am wearing one now and I look ~good~)
Everyone at church tonight was awesome and loved it too.

scaring images! HAIR! Dead hair! Everywhere! Needless violence against hair! )

Yet another rec, I'm sorry, but I just can't help it.
Running Up That Hill
713 Coda - Gen - Sam & Dean - The days that Sam doesn’t go running are the bad days. The day after Emma is a bad day.
;________; Dean's inner voice will break your heart, and poor Sam is quite beleaguered too.
majorshipper: (♂ dean winchester has been saved)
But holy shit, this fic has got one of the most amazing, coolest, most badass apocalyptic showdown...ever. Like, I've read a lot of fic, and a lot in this particular genre, but this is so cool I just cannot deal. The final showdown is so epic, like, literally. And you don't even realize the awesomeness that's slotting into place until it's there...and then that ending(to the apocalypse).
Seriously. The only other thing I can compare it to is Named, and even then, their awesomenesses are in two different hemispheres.
GO READ IT.

Title: Dies Irae, or Something
Author: Alchemy Alice
Rating: PG-13
Total Word Count: ~50,000
Genre and/or Pairing: Action/Adventure/Romance! Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel, Michael
Spoilers: Season 5 up to Episode 10.
Warnings: Apocalyptic violence, slash (obvi), multitudinous references to Biblical events that are then misused with blatant disregard for accuracy. Also, Good Omens references, and hella bad language. In other words, fun for all!
Summary: It starts with headaches, and it ends in a clusterfuck. So, business as usual, Apocalypse-wise.


Since I'm telling people what to do now, apparently, go vote for Dean/Cas at the now-infamous poll!
majorshipper: (➘dude it's science fiction)
http://dw-news.dreamwidth.org/32702.html

- Community Importing is available for all accounts(previously being paid accounts only), providing they are the maintainer/admin of both comms.
Hey, look, they went ahead and did what they said they were gonna do. Nifty

- Claiming Open IDs and integrating them into your existing DW account is explained in detail.
A bit of a delicate procedure, but totally worth it. Awesomesauce, basically. ♥

- No-invite account creation will remain open so long as the ratio of paid users is maintained at a sustainable level.
YAY! Meaning that so many people love DW they're buying paid accounts right off the bat, and enough people are signing up that they can keep a steady ratio! (if you haven't already signed up, LJ flist, now's the perfect opportunity...*cough* ;)

- DW will not be deleting any "abandoned" accounts i.e. if your account has nothing in it, then that's okay, they won't delete it like some others around here, with minor exceptions.
If you've claimed an account on DW at some point in the past but have not used it, because of whatever, you don't have to worry about it being purged to reclaim usernames

- And loads of other updates and explanations! Check it out!


For those who have recently made a DW account or are looking at one, I highly recommend this tool, which looks at your LJ flist and finds anyone on DW with the same username. It wouldn't work with users like me, who've got a different name on DW vs. LJ, but for most people, it'll bring back good results.

why

Jan. 25th, 2012 06:22 pm
majorshipper: (✆ red hair and red lips)
I want to write meta on Shawn's relationships and why he's the way he is with Juliet and all his relationships in general.
My brain. Why. All the metaness.
majorshipper: (➘this is my death to normalcy icon)
On the 1st, I will be getting my first haircut in over two years...and my first hair-cut where I got rid of this length since I was a pre-teen.
This is slightly terrifying. But also exciting. I know, don't ask me to pick one. I've decide that this pic of Hannah is what I'm going to be taking for her to check up. And I need to fill out the Locks For Love form, but I'm pretty much just stuck waiting 'till then.

Finally am listening to Ceremonials, and it is glorious, because, hello, it is F+TM. And I am THIS CLOSE to finishing Psych, after delaying for so long. NGL, it's so I can get onto Castle, which is now waiting longingly for my attention. \o/

ALSO, LOOK. THIS IS HILARIOUS:
majorshipper: (➘ the road to hell is paved with fun)
[livejournal.com profile] princess_aleera, just ignore this post. Move right on along. This is just us dwelling on that dark SPNy place.

ANYWAYS. GUYSSS I READ FIC FOR SHERLOCK. I ONLY READ FIC FOR SPN ANYMORE. IDEK WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. Sherlock, obvs

Anways. It is sad and even more angst inducing but it gives a fantastic look at John's state of mind, after.

It's gen, and not super long, and it's title is Getting Up.


I think my sore throat is getting better, but it'll probably still be horrible tomorrow. I hate how I get it the week all of school starts up again. I think it's to do with it being that time of month and the fact that I always get sick this time of year. so basically everything's ganging up on me. :/


(does anyone else think American Pie(the song) is really long and rambly?)


ETA:

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ungghh

Jan. 15th, 2012 04:30 pm
majorshipper: (☢ you're toxic and I'm slipping under)
Sherlock has literally left me making unintelligible noises. I can't tell if it's from the sore throat that makes it painful to actually speak, or if it was just that...amazing, but I think I'm certainly leaning towards the latter with a dash of the former.

Yes, it is mind-blowing. And I will spoil no further. But you should watch it as soon as you can, and, of course, bring tissues. Even I teared up and got to whimpering.

It reminds me of a quote from Den of Geek that I saw on tumblr, explaining why Martin choose Sherlock over The Hobbit, and why Peter Jackson still wanted him no matter what.


(completely unrelated, but I feel that damn urge from S1 starting up again; I need to ship Sherlock/Molly, apparently)
majorshipper: (➘ lulz u fail dude)
If you haven't already heard about SOPA/PIPA, then I really think you should check it out. Seriously. It's a massive set of legislature that in a nutshell gives big companies the right to control what websites exist and what you can see. The program's censorship level is comparable to China and Iran's systems. Many, many, many people are against it, because they recognize the threat to free speech it represents. In two weeks it goes to vote.
On January 18th, many websites are going to be going dark to protest this bill. You can petition various sites here. You can find out more, petition your senators/representatives, and get generally enraged at the situation here

It's a very big deal; if it goes through, life on the internet as we know it will change.


This break in your regular fangirl has been brought to you by important shit. On to the scheduled programming;

Supernatural tonight! *bounces* Yes, this is exciting. I might be able to watch it on TV! Not sure, since it depends on if I can convince the 'rents to go to bed instead of watching NCIS, which, of course, will be difficult, but, eh, who knows. We shall see! I'm going to try bribery with pizza and breadsticks.

Also, apparently The Chew has become my newest love. Me and mum watch it every day practically. I can't help it. They had Hugh Jackman and then Bobby Flay.

(Hi new friends! Usually I'm a lot less serious, unless I get really riled up. But, yeah. Welcome to the insanity!)

GUYSSSSSS

Jan. 10th, 2012 02:27 pm
majorshipper: (➘dude it's science fiction)
A Stargate comm that's active and is putting on a summer Big Bang! \o/ *flails around* I AM SO SIGNING UP FOR THIS ASFJAJK:SJK:SDFJK:
Also, most likely [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang, too, as an artist, of course. I need a lot more practice and plot ideas before I try writing a BB.



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Jan. 9th, 2012 12:29 pm
majorshipper: (Text - Dork side)


WAAAAANT. So badly. I love flashing my geek cred, and this is fantastical. I wore my Supernatural Bros shirt last night when we went bowling, and I felt awesome. Didn't help my game, but, hey, my excuse is that I haven't been in, like, four years. Also, oh my gosh, I don't think you should be aching this much after bowling. My brother says I turn it into a full-body sport.

I'll have to see if I can get it, though, because...I have a lot of T-shirts, but I need a Star Wars one.
majorshipper: (☢ you're toxic and I'm slipping under)
For once, got to watch it live! Yay \o/

spoilers for, of course, The Hounds of Baskerville )

Looking very much so forward to next week! XD
majorshipper: (♂ a day to remember you by)
So I was just scrolling through my flist when [livejournal.com profile] missyjack linked to this post by [livejournal.com profile] hells_half_acre about Irene Adler and why fandom has ~feelings~ about her. The title is Women, Sex, And Power - A Rant, so know that's what you're getting into. But it's still a fantastic look at Irene in BBC's Sherlock.

I got into a very, very interesting discussion with [livejournal.com profile] hells_half_acre in the comments of that entry, and it directed me to these posts of hers, on the subject of Love (and Slash). Both are very, very interesting reads for anyone who gets slash, doesn't get slash, likes slash, likes gen, likes SPN, doesn't like SPN, loves Sherlock, doesn't care about Sherlock...etc. Everyone. She makes some very interesting observations on society's perception of sexuality in relationships.

The points brought up at first glace seem almost asexual to most people's(mainly misguided) perceptions, but that's just an overreaction to the fact that everything in today's society is so hyper-sexualized, and so something without that sex is seen as oddly lacking in sex(even when it was never supposed to have sex in the first place, hence the perceived asexuality). The original three articles are all short and to-the-point and very well enunciated. So what are you still doing reading my measly words? gogogogogo!
majorshipper: (➘ home of the best cookies ever)
Look what I found on Spotify today! I already own 99% of the songs on the album, but it's awesome looking at it, knowing, hey, these are the songs I grew up with and love. There's no Michael W. Smith, and I'm sad that "Live Out Loud" isn't on there, but I guess repeating an artist(even one who changed CCM and managed to be popular for almost three decades) is a bad idea. There's no Hillsong, but I guess they're...IDK, I don't know why the wouldn't be on it, lol. Hillsong is kinda the definitive praise band.
A large portion of blame for this post goes to [livejournal.com profile] morelenmir who got me listening to "Dive" on a loop.

Songs That Changed the Church - CCM

1. Dive - Stephen Curtis Chapman
2. Shine - Newsboys (lol, this was one of my favorite songs when I was younger; the Newsboys were the it band after DC Talk, I guess. I'm surprised "I Am Free" isn't on here...)
3. Jesus Freak - DC Talk (speaking of DC Talk...)
4. Beautiful, Scandalous Night - Robbie Seay Band
5. Big House - Audio Adrenaline (No lie, I cried when they disbanded)
6. God of Wonders - Rebecca St. James
7. Indescribable - Chris Tomlin
8. You Put This Love In My Heart - Keith Green
9. I Can Only Imagine - Rita Springer (and another of my favorites...though I don't know why it's Rita Springer instead of MercyMe?)
10. Step By Step - Kim Hill
11. Thy Word - Amy Grant
12. Friends - Daniel Doss Band
13. Testify to Love - Avalon

I realize only maybe three people on my flist may care, but I thought it was awesome. I want to check out the "Songs that Changed The Church - Hymns" because I'm in love with classic hymns. :D


In other news, this;

majorshipper: (Text - Marylin says to be ridic)
Because I finally saw Sherlock! (The movie, not the show. No, my show download is still at half-way point, and, apparently tonight's ffa at [livejournal.com profile] ontdspn_party is very echoy because everyone's busy watching it) We went and saw it and Mission Impossible again today. There's nothing quite like spending six hours at the theater.

spoilers for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows )

And, next up, Sherlock(the tv show)! Me and the brother are going to try to watch it together. As if we haven't watched enough already together today, LOL!
majorshipper: (SW - Emperor's Hand)
Back home! Which I am happy for. It's nice to be back on my computer and be back in my own bed. Mum is too. Hotels are always exhausting. And since we switched back over to our first doctor from the last time she had cancer, it was like a complete breath of fresh air.

For those who haven't heard, another huge selling point for DW just went live. Namely, the ability to fully import a community from LJ to DW. Everything. As of right now, it's restricted to paid accounts and communities with less than 100k comments to prevent the queue from overloading and to ensure the system doesn't all crash from the overload, but they expect to be able to raise those limits in a couple weeks or so once traffic slows down.

Not gonna make any prognosis as to how this will effect fandom and LJ, but...well, you can draw your own conclusions.

In a DW related note, this entry on Technical Debt that [staff profile] denise wrote earlier this year is a fascinating look at what it took to get DW up and off the ground and why LJ has some of the problems it does (and, indirectly, because it was written before the new roll-out and commenting layout and why LJ had to completely recode their S1 layout to give us the new version). I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the difference between DW/LJ beyond the obvious as well as just because it's incredibly interesting from any point of view.

I've been reading a lot, pages and pages, of essays, how-to guides, explanations, and other kinds of informative stuff about DW, LJ, the differences, the pros for LJ and the cons for DW and vice versus, and I just have to say, wow. I feel a lot more informed about making a decision in the future at some point about leaving LJ for good. Don't worry; it isn't happening yet and probably won't for a while, but it's done a lot to explain why LJ is the way it is and how it works internally vs. how we see it working as users. Ditto with DW(which is, by nature, a lot more transparent, and therefore needs less external rationalization/explanations).
It all made my analytical geeky side so happy. Literally. I'm reading an essay on why the current advertising method isn't gonna work for social media for much longer.

For some lighter fare, Jibjab says adios to 2011!

jeez...

Dec. 21st, 2011 10:42 pm
majorshipper: (Supernatural - Buried Alive)
Because I'm a horrible angst/pain/woe-they-are-broken lover(hell, I wouldn't be watching SPN if I didn't I guess?), I actually check out the tags for such at [community profile] spnstoryfinders. And somehow I stumbled across the Suite!verse by leonidaslion. Holy shit, that stuff is fucking brutal. I really need to stop getting so attached to fictional characters in a very fictional world, because that hurts. Literally.
Arg.

Seriously, if you haven't read it...don't. Because it's written perfectly and the characters are still themselves at the core and the story is twisty and intriguing and it pulls you in and never lets you go...but unless you like everything broken for long periods of time, a completely evil Sam who has no qualms doing whatever he likes, a broken and pretty near-unrecognizable Dean, a world that's been fucked to hell, explicitness(in every way you'd imagine), and buckets of general hard-core angst, avoid it.

If you have read it...commiserate with me? It doesn't help that I mainlined 200k of it in two days and then went back for the rest. Dear lord, I can be crazy sometimes.

As a consolation, feed me happy fluffity marshmellows of happiness? I'm gonna go watch the copy of Elf my brother recorded for me in an attempt to feel better.

In other news, I'm fiddling with DW and seeing if I can get the icons to sync up even a little bit. Fingers crossed.

Oh! Mission Impossible. In short, it was awesome. In long, it was pretty damn awesome. It wasn't as gory as he last one, but it didn't lose any of the action for it. The plot wasn't incredibly complicated, it just had a lot of points to it, which I like in a good action movie. They did a good job with the grooming Jeremy Renner bit too, as Tom Cruise is finally showing his age and Ethan Hunt is finally feeling pretty friggin world-weary. His character got backstory and motive and it was pretty good. Brad Bird did an amazing job with the directing, and I expected no less from him. It was clearly his own style, and I liked that.
Basically, go, see it. Jane's character has a few issues to deal with, but, in the end, to me, that's par for the course. I'd say this one's the best since the original; possibly even better than that. The mission actually felt impossible for the first time since the first movie, that's for sure.

I guess I should go and work on my erasure and maybe some of my HAS program...aw, shit. Looks like my enter key isn't working. UGH.
majorshipper: (✆ it's just a velociraptor ma'am)
So, working on an essay on The Great Gatsby. That's all well and fine, I actually enjoyed it, compared to some of the books I've had to read for school. I also love the themes addressed in the book that we have to write about. That's awesome, too, because everyone knows I love analyzing stuff. But for some reason, my brain doesn't want to write about how Gatsby's pursuit of the American Dream is the central theme of the novel. It wants to examine Nick's character and explore his story and his perfection of himself and how his pursuit of the American Dream colors how he sees the East vs. West and how his more traditional morals deteriorate over the length of time he spends surrounded by the empty decadence of Gatsby and Jordan and Daisy. And how he spends the entire book explaining and analyzing everyone else but we don't actually see much of Nick except where he reflects off of other characters. I keep circling back to Nick when it's supposed to be all about Gatsby. My brain sometimes.
My love for non-primary characters is once again my downfall.

/melodrama

In other, more interesting news, remember the Aerospace Scholars program I was applying to a couple weeks ago? Well, it looks like I got into it! I had really felt like I would, because I had some really strong essays and my rec letter was fantastic, but I always get nervous over stuff that I think's important.

I will be so happy when break starts, seriously. I've already got a list a mile long of things I want to do during my two weeks, only some of which will get done, I'm sure. Top of the list, though, is learning to drive in a practical manner from a real live human being. I feel like Sheldon, for goodness sake. And I don't want to wait for my neighbor to dislocate her shoulder before I actually get behind the wheel.

The food channel has been on for at least a couple hours every day lately. It's pretty much the only channel Mum likes, and if she likes it, that's good enough for me. At least it's not something where you run the risk of something bad coming on. It's just an endless parade of delicious looking food and soft lighting. I will say it's weird getting to watch shows live. The other night we watched Dirty Jobs as it aired. It was pretty mind-blowing. :P It's bizarre for someone who's never had cable and already doesn't watch hardly anything live anymore.

In case I don't post before the fundraiser Saturday, keep your fingers and toes crossed for us that it doesn't rain or sleet or boil the atmosphere or do something equally Texan and ridiculous during the concert. We're hoping for a decent turn-out of mostly well-off people, so hopefully it won't flop. It's gonna be crazy hectic for us, but I know it can be done. The one thing I'm not looking forward to is the 830am wake up, since my sleep schedule has been screwed to hell all week (Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] twisting_vine_x, for sending that over my way! :P) with a 4am-2pm sleep schedule. Oh well. I can rally on this! Maybe I can get to sleep earlier/wake up earlier tomorrow.
majorshipper: (✆ in the begining)
Out of all the shows with sad or uncertain futures, this one makes me the saddest. I'll miss Chuck, but, you gotta admit, it hasn't been exactly the best thing ever lately. And Community is awesome, but technobabble > comedy for me. It's got the best of the sci-fi world and the fantasy elements and the fanservice...I just. *sigh*

This post is brought to you by the Christmas episode, BTW, which was amazing and glorious and hilarious and I just wanted to squeeze it forever and ever. No Zane, though, which was kinda sad. I kept expecting him to pop up, since he'd make a hilarious cartoon, but I guess maybe Niall couldn't do it or they just didn't need Zane's character?

WHY SYFY....WHYYYYYYYYY?
YOU'RE AS BAD AS FOX. *sulks*
majorshipper: (➘ the best pet i ever lost)
→Ugh. LJ! You're not sending my notices, again! How am I supposed to know if any of my VERY IMPORTANT COMMENT THREADS are being updated?

→Got my christmas card from [livejournal.com profile] yappichick! 'S very pretty and thoughtful; thank you, bb! My brother got it and thought it was a birthday card, since I've been getting those pretty much all week, but I corrected him when I got up. I showed to it Mum, and she was quite enamored with it, especially when I explained that it was from a friend of mine from SGA, she was all "...wow, you guys must have met a long time ago!" (I neglected to mention that I even remember the old John/Teyla threads from GW that I lurked on and got to know everyone on long before I got LJ, because that was even longer ago).
Made me have a moment of "Holy smokes, I've been in fandom for a fourth of my life, pretty much." Which made me feel both old and young. And also kinda gave me the urge to go and delete anything from before 2008, because who really likes the random thoughts of a teenager? And the fanfic. Oh my god. I can't read any of that stuff. It scares me.

→I also can't believe I've only been on LJ for two years. It feels like so much longer, because of all the lurking I did long before I signed up. That, and the fact that I started on forums rather than LJ, and so I didn't get here 'till after I left forums. But really. The people I've gotten to know, the friends I've made, the ups and down that I've been through with y'all; the shows that I've found and loved and lost...
Basically; akl;dfghjgfijkl I LOVE EVERYONE.

→I really, really love Mission: Impossible 3. Me and the brother had a marathon of the three movies the other day, and I, of course, loved the movies, because I'm an action/adventure junkie with a love of spy movies. But my real great love for M:I3 isn't so much the typical stuff; my favorite thing was the direction and cinematography. For an action/thriller, it was gorgeously shot, IMHO. The colors were all rich in the right spots and washed out in all the right ones; the tones(blue and green and steel-gray vs. red and yellow and orange and brown) matched the actual tones of scenes, the camera was steady and locked-off when the tone called for it, and jittery and handheld when that was needed, too. It doesn't hurt that Tom Cruise was fantastic, either. The whole thing was just amazing, both in writing and directing. I think it helped cement JJ Abrams as one of my favorite directors, ever.
/fangirls

→Oh, something I got a kick out of; Stanford sent me a letter inviting me to apply for their High School Summer College. Basically it was along the lines of "You're smart, apparently, since you score high marks on standardized testing; would you like to come to school here next summer?"
On one hand, holy smokes, if I didn't have to think about anything else, I'd snap that sucker up in a heartbeat. But on the other hand, that's an eight-week program, which would keep me from doing my aerospace scholars program AND the summer seminar at the Academy. And I would have to find a way to get to Cali and some kind of arrangement to stay there. So basically, they got me all excited and then I realized it wouldn't be feasible. So I'm adding it to the stack of letters from places I'd like to go, like Embry-Riddle.
Responsible choices are so annoying.
majorshipper: (♕ shhh it's a secret that everyone knows)
spoilers, of course, for 4x10 and the little trailer for next week )

I haven't read anyone else's thoughts, so I have no idea how everyone else feels about it, but as a whole, it was a lot better than I anticipated.
As always, please no spoilers for future episodes in the comments. Thank you! <3


MIRANDA ♥♥♥
SHE IS LIKE THE SPIRIT ANIMAL OF FANDOM. She actually reminds me of my history professor. A lot. I'm just sad that I'm nearly done. Also, Tom Ellis, sir, you are even more attractive without the crazy evilness and the whacko hair.


I still cannot find it in myself to watch the last episode of Supernatural again. because of aaaaangst. (beware spoilers for the last episode as well as a discussion that could be kinda triggery re: that scene with Bobby and his parents) )

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