heathershaped: (kanyesus)
Gonna do a quick friday five meme I spotted on [livejournal.com profile] dreamon_dreamer's journal!


1. What was the last book you read, and what is your opinion of it?
A Feast for Crows by George R R Martin. It's probably my favorite of the series so far, tied with A Storm of Swords. My issue with the ASOIAF books is that it often takes me a ridiculously long time to get through chapters for characters that don't interest me as much or for whom Martin's prose is especially rambly, because for all that I love the characters, the actual reading experience is...kind of a chore for me. AFFC has the highest percentage of POV chapters that don't bore me, so it's kind of my favorite by default. Also HOUSE MARTELL FOREVER <3

Around the same time, or close enough that I'm not sure which was first, I finished volume 1 of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. Delightful.

2. What was the last movie you saw, and what is your opinion of it?
Attack the Block. Legit one of my favorite movies of the year! Funny, charming, touching, really great performances, with some sharp social commentary that I wasn't expecting. Nice soundtrack, too. Definitely one of the best genre films I've seen in quite a while. Also I want the kid who played Moses to be in all the things; everyone was adorable though.

3. What was the last TV show you saw, and what is your opinion of it?
The last episode of anything that I watched was episode 4x10 of The Wire, "Misgivings". I've seen it twice already so it's part of my rewatch, but my opinion is the same as my opinion for all of season four, which is CRYING FOREVER.

In terms of current stuff, this week I watched the most recent episodes of Sons of Anarchy (not bad), True Blood (I've officially and permanently broken up with that show), and Lost Girl (delightfulll). Giving the new season of Vampire Diaries a miss for now. When Bonnie turns back up, I'll marathon what I missed. /iregretnothing.gif

4. What was the last album you bought / downloaded, and what is your opinion of it?
Soundtracks for Attack the Block. Definitely recommended if you've seen it. I also downloaded the new St Vincent album around the same time but I haven't listened to it yet. I'm not that well-versed in St Vincent's other stuff, I just love her face and I've heard good things about this album.

5. What was the last meal you cooked, and how did it turn out?
I actually cooked for the first time in a few weeks on Wednesday, but it wasn't anything special. It was just this chicken pasta salad thingy but it was really tasty and colorful and had veggies. Balanced meals, y'all. I'm such a fucking adult.
heathershaped: (kanyesus)
MAN, YOU GUYS. I feel like I miss y'all all the time because I go through these periods without posting/commenting. The thing is, I'm in a phase where I have not been feeling like engaging with fandom lately beyond talking about stuff that barely anyone else is watching. :P I've also been spending a lot of time on tumblr. But neither of these things are valid reasons not to engage with my f-list! So I'm trying to get better at commenting and answering comments and stuffs. Basically I don't want to only show up around here when I get mad about something, hee. So anyway, some things:

+ Parks and Recreation is back and everything is beautiful and nothing hurts. I love everyone in that bar.
+ I watched Sanctuary over the holidays -- it's actually pretty good! The first season was hard for me to get into, but it found its stride in season 2.
+ Side-eyeing Chris Nolan for his choices re: The Dark Knight Rises. Love Tom Hardy, but he should not be playing Bane. Bane is not white. Love Anne Hathaway, but I wouldn't have thought of her for Selina Kyle, although that one's more of a wait-and-see for me.
+ Being Human is back on Sunday. BEING HUMAN IS BACK ON SUNDAY. I haven't watched the US version because I'm just not sure I can take the secondhand embarrassment at this stage, however, I DID watch the US Skins premiere. It's kind of terrible but I'll be honest, I'm probably going to keep watching because I'm interested in what they'll do with Tea.
+ I just finished reading the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. I couldn't help comparing it to The Hunger Games just because even though it doesn't have the same derivative Battle Royale ripoff premise, it does have some parallels about war and resistance and politics and stuff, and is also a YA post-apoc (sort of) trilogy of some notoriety. Except for me, Chaos Walking is SO MUCH BETTER. Mostly because Ness is a better storyteller than Collins IMO, and the characterizations were stronger, the plot felt much more cohesive. It's intense and heartbreaking and SOUL-DESTROYING but it's a good, quick read and I'd recommend it if you like YA stuff. Also: OTP of OTPs, feelings explosion, etc. Without getting all spoilery.
+ I just started reading Game of Thrones, because I'm more and more excited about HBO's adaptation of it that's coming in April. The trailers just look so amazing (Lena! Bean!), even though pseudo-European fantasy worlds are starting to bug me on principle. Anyway, I'm not far into the book yet, but it's good so far.

Brief assorted linkspam!
+ [personal profile] glass_icarus' Potluck blogging festival, for multicultural and intersectional discussions and writings about food.
+ According to my f-list I should read Pairing: Pendragon/Merlin. Everyone from every fandom is reccing this fic, haha. OKAY OKAY I WILL
+ Camelot Fleet Finishathon. Looks so amazing this year.
+ Really, really interesting and important discussion on "piracy" (specifically e-books for the most part), and the inherent privilege that goes along with defending Western Imperialist notions of intellectual property.

Finally, a meme, which you should all do, because I often feel like talking but don't know what to talk about! So, ask me anything you want to know!

Ask me a fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general. Questions can be as wacky as you want. Ask me about tv shows, characters, fanfic in general, fandom issues/meta. Whatever you want.
heathershaped: (Misfits: Iwan)
idk, idk <3 Everyone's doin' it and I feel like spreading love and fuzzies!

My Thread
heathershaped: by <user name="batallions" site="livejournal.com"> (Who: imaginary friend)

You're welcome.

+ CamelotRemix reveals! I had a feeling that was you [personal profile] netgirl_y2k, thank you so much! ♥ Check out First Up Against The Wall if you haven't already, guise.

Also, lol, how obvious was mine, be honest.

+ NOW, A MEME. stolen from swatkat, netgirl_y2k, and various people on tumblr:

Name a fandom (or character or whatever related to a fandom), and I'll give you the scoop on at least three of my unpopular opinions related to that fandom.

don't hate me ok

Feel free to jump in and discuss stuff if'n you want!
heathershaped: (Merlin: drunk!Morgana)
I need a drink, but I can't even afford one. IN THE MEANTIME, A MEME.

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post (or in comments). Possibly with pictures.

Bonus! tell or show me something fun/cute/amusing, if you have a minute. :D


May. 24th, 2010 10:45 am
heathershaped: (Avatar: at least i'm different)
This is a meme that I have shamelessly stolen and tweaked from [personal profile] glass_icarus!

Give me the name of a fictional character from any fandom and I will write them a short love letter.

Fandoms: Avatar: TLA (♥), Merlin, Harry Potter, Being Human, Doctor Who, Vampire Diaries, or basically any other TV show/book/whatever you've seen me mention! I HAVE A LOT OF LOVE OKAY.

Letters so far:

Gwen (Merlin)
Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
Toph (Avatar: TLA)
Annie Sawyer (Being Human)
Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2)
Sharon Valerii (Battlestar Galactica)
Teyla Emmagan (Stargate: Atlantis)
Vicki Donovan (Vampire Diaries)
Firelord Ozai (Avatar: TLA)
Ty Lee (Avatar: TLA)
Amy Pond (Doctor Who)
Anna (The Vampire Diaries)
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Nyota Uhura (Star Trek)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Sokka (Avatar: TLA)
Kara Thrace (Battlestar: Galactica)
heathershaped: (Avatar: sibs of the south side)


brb, answering you guys'.


Feb. 2nd, 2010 11:11 am
heathershaped: (Mad Men: Peggy high)
First, a meme, spotted like four times on the f-list so far:

Let’s make a magical wave throughout LJ.
When you see this entry, post a picture of the show to your own journal.

her faaaace

+ Secondly, I have lots of feelings about recent TV. Quickly:

Vampire Diaries: PENCILS AND MAKEOUTS AND GIRLS OH MY lesbian friendship necklaaaaace
Big Love: OH MY GOD THIS SEASON SO FAR. [insert massive rant directed toward Bill Henrickson]
Being Human: OH MY GOD THIS SEASON SO FAR. [insert Annie love screed and George flail]
Skins: Okay I guess. I have Thoughts but idk if I feel like taking the time to post 'em.
LotS: Kahlan and Caraaaaa akdjfalflahdl

+ I will at the very least expand my thoughts on Big Love, BH and TVD when I get some time.

I also have a mess of BH icons to finish and post, one teenyfic to write, one Finishathon fic to finish, and one help_haiti fic to write, a [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon picspam, and a bunch of other sundries to get to.

+ Also, watched Whip It this weekend. BEST.

+ Might linkspam at you guys later.
heathershaped: (Merlin: Angel/Katie)
Snagged from loads of people.

Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason why I like you. Then re-post this (if you feel like it!) and spread the love.
heathershaped: (Merlin: Gwen smile)

What Merlin character am I most like?

Do eeeet. And link me to yours! ♥
heathershaped: (Firefly still flying)
Being Human )

Supernatural - spoiler for 5x03 )

Dexter )

Mad Men )


True Blood )

Firefly )
heathershaped: (Merlin: OT4)
Merlin )

Harry Potter )

Dollhouse )

Star Trek )

heathershaped: (SGA: Team)
I haven't done a meme in a while! It's either this, or I fangirl Gwen some more, so. ;)

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] such_heights and [livejournal.com profile] penknife:

Ask me a fandom, and I will tell you:

+ Runner-up
+ Honorable mention(s)
+ Crack pairing(s)
+ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't

Any fandom you know me to be in (I have about four active ones) or that I talk about is fair game, or even if it's a show I post about regularly but am not in the fandom for. Also, these days I SUCK at OTPing, but I should be able to narrow down a favorite for every fandom at least.
heathershaped: (noodle dancing)
Here are the results of the music meme I posted the other day -- the winner is [livejournal.com profile] lesemma who had six correct guesses! Thanks for indulging my boredom, guys. ♥

Moar stats, because I had fun going through the answers:

+ Songs ya'll weren't able to guess: 4
+ Songs I'm particularly sad that no one guessed: 1
+ Songs that only one brilliant person knew: 7
+ Most incorrectly guessed song: #9 - Prince, Purple Rain (Ya'll thought that was Coldplay.)
+ Most correctly guessed song: #7 - Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit. (Nine of you hippies guessed that one.)

+ The most awesome alternate titles/artists you guys gave for Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (I'm sorry, I had to list these, you are all too awesome):

- that Alice in Wonderland song by Jefferson Starship
- jefferson [some kind of flying vehicle] - white rabbit

answers with winners, under the cut! )

And, stolen from [personal profile] theantijoss:

Diversity Icon Meme -- I thought this was interesting. (These are my LJ icons, not DW)

Total # of Icons: 114
# Icons Featuring Female Characters Alone: 29
# Icons Featuring Male Characters Alone: 27
# Icons Featuring Het Pairings (friends or romance): 14
# Icons Featuring F/F Pairings (friends or romance): 6
# Icons Featuring M/M Parigins (friends or romance): 6
# Icons Featuring Mixed Gender groups of 3 or more: 5
# Icons Featuring People/Characters of Color (GAILA DOESN'T COUNT): 42
# Icons Featuring Women of Color (AGAIN, GAILA DOESN'T COUNT): 31

I love my icons. *g*

I am bored

Aug. 11th, 2009 06:37 pm
heathershaped: (Charlie the Unicorn)
...so have a music meme. *g*

I put my itunes on shuffle, post the first line of the first 20 songs that play, you guys guess title and artist, stop me if you've heard this one before.

Comments screened, have at it!

(My itunes library is um, a bit random, heh.)

1. Girl I must warn you
2. Used to be one of the rotten ones and I liked you for that
3. The sky looks pissed
4. We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when
5. I am the son and the heir
6. Elope with me Ms. Private and we'll sail around the world
7. One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small
8. Looking out across the night-time
9. Never meant to cause you any sorrow
10. I find it in an atlas, or flipping over old news
11. All our times have come
12. When I was eight I was sure I was growing nerves
13. Go ahead, you know you want it
14. When the wind is blowing in your face
15. I'm taking a ride with my best friend
16. Skeleton you are my friend but you are made of bone
17. The Atlantic was born today and I'll tell you how
18. I be on the hotline like e'ery day
19. I had a dream, crispy crispy Benjamin Franklin came over
20. she drink coffee, she drink tea, and then go home
heathershaped: (BSG: Cylons FTW)
Do this meme. DO IT (please): Ask me my fannish Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.

+ Seriously, WTF. Twitter gets a DDoS attack, then LJ at the same time? How much more am I to take? I hear facebook got hit as well.

+ I'm about two thirds of the way through Kushiel's Mercy, sixth book in the Kushiel saga thingy by Jacqueline Carey. It's one of my favorites of the six, as emo as Imriel is. I might review the lot of them when I'm finished. It's an entertaining series, for the most part.

+ Joe GL and Zooey Deschanel need to marry each other already. Alternatively, they could marry me. Yes, both of them.

+ Star Trek fandom is a bit ridiculous at the moment. I haven't looked at the kink meme in weeks, and I'm in no mood to go back to it. Why can't we have nice things, fandom?

+ In other news, Katie McGrath apparently has a tattoo that reads 'purity' across her lower back. Heh. I feel another Angel/Katie fic coming on.


Jul. 30th, 2009 11:08 pm
heathershaped: (keyboard smash)
I never do these memes, but what the hell. Anything you wish I wrote more/any of? NOW'S YOUR CHANCE. XP Will probably be going through all of yours tomorrow.

The "You Should Write..." Meme!
my thread here

Also, you guys, I have like nothing to say lately. LOL. Work's been busy and I've been fairly useless otherwise. Might be time to schedule a vacation, before classes start up again.

I've been reading all of your entries, though -- hope everyone's well, and hugs to all who need them. ♥♥♥
heathershaped: (Merlin: Angel C. glance down)
Shipping meme stolen from a couple people on my f-list:

If you want to do this one, make the list of pairings before you see the questions!

Six ships you're into right now.

01 → Gwen/Morgana [Merlin]
02 → Morgana/Arthur [Merlin]
03 → Gwen/Arthur [Merlin]
04 → Hermione/Charlie [HP]
05 → Spock/Uhura [Trek]
06 → John/Teyla [SGA]

Three ships you liked, but don't anymore.

07 → Buffy/Willow [BTvS]
08 → Boyd/Echo [Dollhouse]
09 → Merlin/Morgana [Merlin]

Three ships you never liked.

10 → Harry/Ginny [HP]
11 → Dean/Sam [SPN]
12 → Kirk/Spock [Trek]

Two ships you're curious about, but don't actually ship.

13 → Kirk/Gaila [Trek]
14 → Teyla/Heightmeyer [SGA]

questions )

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