bending_sickle: (Can't we just cuddle?)
I keep meaning to make a post and then I blink and end up somewhere in the deep bowels of Tumblr and it's the wee hours and I don't know what's going on anymore. Sorry about that. It's just so shiny.

So I'm still in "yay, it's the holidays!" mode, made especially easy because I'm a whole country away from my life, staying mellow in just south of Barcelona with my aunt and uncle. I've had the occasional thought of "I should email that person" and "I should send some CVs" but for the most part it's been bliss.

I achieved the purpose of my travel here in under ten minutes. Read more... )

I've finally finished sprucing up Nanowrimo 2011 and have been thinking a lot about Nanowrimo 2012 (because of course I'm doing it). I think I've got a better grip on it than this year's, although that's mainly because I'm moving the great big plotty things to the background as flashforwards, so hopefully I'll be better able to manage them and not get bogged down with the bits in between. I'm almost done with the omnibus of my short stories too, which is awesome. I just need to work on the covers.

I haven't watched The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King yet, despite this past weekend having been slated for it. I did, though, watch Person of Interest 1x10 and omg. Finally, finally, I cared about the characters, and that incldues the lead ones. I even got a bit wibbley when Reese's day took a nose-dive into no-good, very-bad, and that was only partly because the screen was punching all my kink buttons. And Finch's mini-litle freak out of guilt was wonderful. And continuity! Yes, show, yes. I think I might start to like you now.

Qutes of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast, here
Sometimes, I feel it's most important that people know and believe the truth – which is passion, but also no small degree of arrogance, to imagine I know such a thing. But other times, I feel it's best they believe whatever comforts them, regardless of my ideas of truth (and fact), so long as they do as little harm as possible. But that's pretty much the whole of the Law, isn't it? (Rhetorical question.)


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Brown Bird, "Fingers to the Bone"
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Yesterday was my last day at my internship, and goddamnit, if I could network and socialize like I did yesterday when I was saying goodbye... I had lunch with my supervisor and the rest of my team (I was part of a team, yo, although that was more administrative than anything) and then ran around having coffee with different people and basically feeling like:



Today was Day 1 of freeeeeedom (a.k.a. unemployment) and tomorrow I'm off to Barcelona. I'll be back in a week with snazzy things (I will get books) and food, and then I'll continue this mad socializing things. There's a lot of stuff I need to do for that, stuff to get together and the likes, but I'm all headachey and I just managed to clean up the mad amounts of tabs I had open.

I seem to have gone from the saddest little llama, wibbling everywhere, to happy (if a bit "I've got noooothing to say" hence this post). This is weird. And my relationship with my mom's improved. I don't know what's going on.

In other news, I finally watched Alice and ngh, Hatter. (Trailer)

Also I'm slowly trying to get Time 3 spruced up to post (and to send to CreateSpace) but there's been a certain lack of motivation going on. Whelp. Hopefully this week I'll get the missing scene done (it might even just be a paragraph, but writing, ugh) and then it's just a hope and a jump.

So in the fine tradition of plugging my Nanowrimo into Wordle to make a word cloud, here's evidence of just how much Crowley derailed everything: Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Shitty day)
Have some more of that life and employment crap. Read more... )

So I've been feeling like crap today. The only good thing is that unlike yesterday's three-hour walk about town looking for goddamn cards to send to darlings, today I found awesome cards at, hilariously enough, the same bookstore chain I tried two of yesterday and it only took me two hour and most of that was me staring at the cards and trying to figure out if people I hardly know will like them or be offended (although how one can be offended by reindeer, I don't know). Anyway, I got cards and it's awesome. Some even have glitter.

I haven't made much progress on sprucing up Time 3. (Sorry [livejournal.com profile] seschat! I need to write a missing-scene-that-really-ought-not-be-missing and a meme-drabble and then fight with Word's pagination and then edit it for the free proof and and five copies) thing. What the fuck am I going to do with five copies of what is basically half a novel and I'm not even that pleased with it? Or, well, with three copies, 'cause two I know what to do with. But argh. Five. Maybe in a few years I'll throw them all together into an omnibus, or maybe even an anthology of stories and novels, but this year is not that year because shit still needs to be written. Damnit, Time 3, why you not end?! ...maybe I can resolve it in the Time 0 novel I want to write. Like, instead of flashbacks being the tid-bits, flashforwards as the little extras. Oooooh, two birds might have just hit the ground!

Aaand I'm going to go off and watch something wholesome or funny or whatever, because my head, my heart, my gods... Don't quite know what I'll watch, because we're entering that period of "everything's on hiatus!" which is the curse of the holidays. Except Sherlock, which is apparently a few weeks away, and Doctor Who, which is love and coming for Christmas.

As an aside, I can tell I'm getting older because suddenly an average of six hours of sleep a night for the week doesn't kill me (until around 10:30 pm, after which I am dangerously close to the dozing-off range). How so awake, body? (I still pack the hours in on weekends, though.)

Enough ramble. I'm not sure if this or my long-stretches of silence-and-links is better.

Quotes of the Day: 1) [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda, here and 2) Denis Leary
Because even when you grasp the idea that depression is an ailment and not a personal failing... it still feels like a personal failing. You know you're clinically depressed, but you feel like you're just lazy, lonely, hopeless, pathetic. Or sometimes you don't realize you're ill, because those feelings of anxiety and shame and helplessness sneak up on you and feel legitimate, and that's why you don't realize you need help. [...] Because your sadness and fatigue and anxiety feel mild at first, and they seem like rational responses to things going on in your life, and then you end up missing some deadline or not completing some goal or not living up to your own expectations because you're already sad and tired, and then the negativity does seem justified: "I'm not depressed; I'm a loser."

Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Stephen Vincent Benet
bending_sickle: (Default)
So guess who I met yesterday?

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Jane Goodall
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook









Supernatural, "The Mentalist" (7x07): Read more... )

Castle, "Heartbreak Hotel" (4x07): Read more... )

Ringer, "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?" (1x07): Read more... )

Person of Interest, "Witness" (1x07):: Read more... )


In other news, have about a month's worth of links! Because I need to go back to writing. Please note that the Tumblr-links are being thinned out unless truly fantastic because if not there would be thousands of links. If you absolutely need a LotD for Tumblr, go follow my dash.


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Jane Goodall
bending_sickle: (Mark is made of awesome)
I'm still in my "watch all the Mark Sheppard things!" mode. I've followed Mark into some amazing new shows - Leverage and White Collar and Battlestar Galactica - and into some watchable ones - Warehouse 13 and Chuck, for example. Then there's Bionic Woman and Middle Man, which I plowed through out of sheer devotion to Mark's minor character. Oh, Mark...



Right now, I'm watching 24 and I almost wish I were watching Middle Man. At least that one was amusing. For one, it doesn't help that this is totally not my style of show. There's no fantasy and no science, so that's me clutching at staws to find something I can invest in. I'm shit out of luck doing that with Mark's character because the first episode he's in, he's hunkered down in a crowd, head in his hands. The second one, he's got tiny scenes of sitting in a car. (Sitting well and lovely, but still.) Right now I'm hanging onto Grey's Anatomy's Teddy and The Lord of the Rings Sam to get me through. That and the awesome character Chloe O'Brian.

But I can handle that, no problem. What I cannot handle is how the male characters are responding to and treating two female characters. Read more... )


GIF Meme: Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Ellery Queen
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
...yeah, so I haven't been posting regularly in a while, and that's one part work sucking all my time and energy, one part Tumblr, and one part of "not much going on". Most of my day consists of work, which is currently being mind-numbingly dull, and the rest of it is spent trying not to melt in the unbearable heat. I still post a bit of fanart over on Tumblr, and I've been watching Season 1 of White Collar, which is awesome. It just feels like most of the time I'm desperately trying to keep up with all the things I want to do and just barely keeping my head above water.

Hence the massive LotD below. And the lack of Original Fiction Meme.

Meme: National Book Week: via Newton_pulsifer, here
Grab the book closest to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence. Don't mention the book.

He had a month.


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Drugsandrainbows, here
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 10 )

Quote of the Day: Joss Whedon
Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Jane Wagner
bending_sickle: (Do not start with me)
So, fandoms are colliding. Case in point:
  • Bones having Angel's Angel and Hamilton together in a scene.

  • Medium having Firefly's Badger and Niska together in a scene.

I just...thought I'd point that out? Because I kinda want to do art about it but not now?

Speaking of Medium, I watched the third episode with Mark Sheppard (although really, the first one is a lie, because it has Mark saying two lines and then it's nothing but sitting there staring at the screen, consumed by lust, waiting for his character to show up again and he never does, at least not Mark-shaped). It made me rant at the screen.

So I'm going to rant at the screen again, in typed form. Because GRR ARGH. In which a woman is in labour and I do not agree with solution - and sentiments. )

GIF Meme: Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 8 )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Superwho: Supernatural and Doctor Who Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Thomas Fuller
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
I got a Tumblr account because apparently this way if anyone changes their URLs again then they won't be lost to me. Bastards.

In other news, and as evidence that I only got Tumblr for the Dashboard, have some Supernatural and True Blood fanart, both with just a hint of Firefly, because why finish projects when I can just make new ones? *sigh* (Also? Note to self: less contrast is better.) SOILERS - True Blood 4x02 )


Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] aelora, here
I swear I spend every waking moment on Tumblr anymore. It's like watching CNN, except for fandom. You get the updates AS THINGS HAPPEN. And with pictures and video. It's INSANE. And ADDICTIVE.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Eric, 2x01
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
I meant to post stuff about this week, about work and meetings and more work and meeting the Volunteers and Interns group and events and ridiculously cheap croissants+coffees and how mad skillz (mad, yes, but really not skills at all of any worth) gained through being in fandom actually are applicable at work (in that I'm going to try and edit a trailer out of a video we want to distribute), or about yesterday's escapades to nearby cities, or about how everyone under this roof is a bitter twisted evil mean things, or how it is so blody hot here.

Instead of all that fun stuff, I'm just going to drop y'all some memes and go crawl under the bed. You know how people steal kidneys? If they stole my uterus, the way I'm feeling now, I wouldn't complain. Hell, I might even send them a thank-you card.


GIF Meme: Read more... )

Meme: Which Doctor Are You?Read more... )


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Cpatain Hammer, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
bending_sickle: (OMG)
Just a quick note to say that a) I ain't dead (yet) although b) I'm mentally exhausted, what with i) workworkwork, ii) socializing zomg, iii) multiple language use. Seriously, on Monday? I got home and just collapsed on the floor for a few hours in a mental coma.

So far, so good, though. Sure, I'm not into the complicated work part of it yet - mainly reading - but at least the mind-numbing fear is gone. Monstly.

Here, have some links I haven't had time to look through beyond the vague, "gee, I wish I had the time and energy to read this".


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Anon.
bending_sickle: (Can't we just cuddle?)
My folks are back home and I'm starting my internship tomorrow. Cue Le Anxiety, so much so that I barely slept last night - hell, I barely moved yesterday all day.

Question of the Day: It's Sorcery, here
If the TARDIS and the Impala showed up at your door simultaneously and they both opened up and their passengers asked you to get in. Which would you pick?

Discussion )

Video of the Day: "Valerie Taylor, a world-renowned shark expert, hand-fed a great white shark off the side of a boat. After placing a fish into the fearsome creature's mouth, she even leaned down and patted it on the nose." Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Dale Carnegie
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Remember how - if you waded through my sea of Tumblr links - there were some links about how there'd been some sort of plot against Misha Collins and fandom instantly went full-on GRR ARGH MAMA BEAR? And remember how I couldn't find out what the plot had been?

Yeah. It was this. Seriously, that is just mean. Are alright, "mean" doesn't even begin to cover what this is, but I'd probably burn through my keyboard if I tried to write all applicable words down. And I'd probably have an aneurism coming up with them all. I'm just sitting here shaking my head in horror and shame and disgust and THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE HOW I FEEL, OKAY?!?

Also, I made Fanart. Well, picspams. And macros. And "MUST. EXPRESS. FEELINGS." fanart-picspam-quote-meta-man-ape-gone-wrong thing. There's Supernatural, Doctor Who, Stonehenge Apocalypse and Firefly, some of them all mixed up like a Turkey stuffing. Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Christpher Paolini, Brisingr (As much as it pains me to quote him and his series - and by gods, it pains me. It's on par with quoting Stephanie Myer for me.)
Perhaps no one religion contains all of the truth of the world. Perhaps every religion contains fragments of the truth,and it is our responsibility to identify those fragments and piece them together.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Jacob Glaser, Stonehenge Apocalypse
bending_sickle: (OMG)
Fandom: Supernatural
Song Title: Walking Far From Home
Artist: Iron & Wine
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] bending_sickle
Summary: "I was walking far from home, and I saw..." The life of a hunter is full of strange sights.
Notes: My second completed fanvid (after Running Up That Hill). Edited between April 18 and May 20 with Windows Movie Maker.

Category: Plot study
Spoilers: Until 6x20 The Man Who Would Be King
Format / Size / Length: .wmv / 26.34 MB / 4:56
Livestream: YouTube, Vimeo (password: winchester)
Download: Mediafire
Crossposted: [livejournal.com profile] supernaturalvid, here




Comments: Read more... )


Video of the Day: Oh Land, "Lean" (live, with string quartet) Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Miriam Beard
bending_sickle: (Someone hug Castiel)
Sickle's Disjointed Rambles:
  • It's so windy here that a potted plant with a huge geranium has fallen, breaking off some glorious flowers and spreading dirt all over the balcony.

  • My left cornea has decided that sudden, random, sharp pain is the way to go. It was really bad this morning, and when I took out my contact and irrigated the area with artificial tears, the bastard stung even more. Optifree, you're supposed to soothe irritated eyes, not make it hurt more!

  • Still not sure whether the cream cheese icing is good or not. Granted, I made it haphazardly, but I can't decide!

  • The house is very empty and I'm apparently crap at time management.

  • Doctor Who's "The Doctor's Wife" was awesome, even if I did figure out who Idriss was the moment the TARDIS powered down.


Quotes of the Day: Oscar Wilde
They've promised us that dreams come true, but forgot that nightmares are dreams too.

[livejournal.com profile] bottledgoose, here, re: Earth's Children series
well yeah, that's pretty much all of them after Valley. Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape HUMPING HUMPING Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape HUMPING HUMPING Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape Landscape AHHH IT'S A SNAKE

and then Ayla kills the snakes and invents sewing needles, inoculation, and waterproof fashionwear..

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Can't we just cuddle?)
Tuesday everyone was buzzing about an imminent earthquake of catastrophic proportions expected for Wednesday, May 11th. Read more... )

In other news, my parents have gone off on vacation for a month, so I'm all on my lonesome. Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] sunlitdays, here, as lj-cut text
And you know you're gone when the sound of a song can't soothe you...

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Ralph Waldo
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
On Thursday, I dressed up according to casual Vatican protocol (a black knee-length skirt and black jacket) and went with my parents to the Vatican. We'd been invited to a concert offered by the Italian President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, to the Pope, on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the current Pontificate. Read more... )


Sickle's Brief Review of Supernatural's "The Man Who Would Be King" 6x20: Read more... )


Quote of the Day: "I'll Take Famous Murderers for 500" by Watchout! There's Ghosts
You said you never would, but a scar's a proven fact.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: SPOILERS for 6x20 in small text )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Crowley, 6x20
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
I went running today instead of to the movies with mom today, because she's been having tachycardia since last this morning, and that not even two weeks since the last time she had it. So, not good.

Not much other news, apart from ye gods am I getting tired of writing up Links of the Day - mainly because I don't have time to even check the links out myself for more than a skim. Yeah, y'all think I read all the fics I list? No, alas, there's not enough time for that. In terms of fic, the LotD is more my wish list than my done list. (And trust me, those lists are real. Not just that, but I've got a document saved, called "Fics to Read". So I mean it when I say I want to read these things.) It makes me sad that I can't read all the fics I list. But then, there's a reason it's the links of the day and not the recommendations of the day. It's just a daily bookmark.

It's just that with pingback I've been getting the occasional "wee! thanks for reccing me!" which, well, okay, it's sort of what I've done, you're welcome, I'm just spreading the word, but then sometimes it's with the added "I hope you liked it" or similar and then I get all guilty if I haven't read the fic. So yeah.

Basically, the LotD is me closing tabs of things I would really like to have the time to delve into deeper, or tabs of things I thought were cool, or interesting, or that other people might be interested in, or whatever. The small text is a sure sign, though.

And now you know. And hopefully I can stop feeling guilty about it.


Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 29: One of your favourite pastimes, and which character do you think would enjoy it the most?

Currently it's editing a video, so I guess Misfits's Simon would like it, seeing as he does it himself.

Day 30: You get to either have the powers of any character from a fandom, have their looks, or have them be a real person and become your lover. Which/who do you choose?

Oh, like picking which option of these should be a contest? Would you rather do awesome stuff, be pretty, or have a good lay? Hmmm... *le sarcasm*

So, powers. Obviously. And, just as obviously, True Blood's Sam's shapeshifting abilities. Because it's only been my wish to have that power since like, the womb.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Daria Morgendorffer, The Whole truth by Galen Hardesty
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Wow. I haven't posted in a week. What that primarily means is that the Links of the Day is going to scare the bejeezus out of you, but it also means there's some catching up to do on events in Sickleland.

This past week I finished Grave Sight and Grave Surprise, the first two books in Charlaine Harris's (she of the Sookie Stackhouse books) series revolving around Harper Connelly, who can sense corpses and see their last living moments. Read more... )

I've also gone a lot to the cinema because there's a Spanish film festival going on. Read more... )

On Friday mom and I were supposed to go to a concert in a church, and in fact we were sitting in the pews with the concert just minutes away froms tarting, when her heart started acting up. Read more... )

I've been madly focused on a fanvid which I never even meant to make. I just couldn't get Iron and Wine's Walking Far From Home out of my head. Read more... )

I recently got an email from Person in Organization, following up on his, "your CV is right up my project's alley, let me see if we have place for you to do an internship" promise. I have an interview - "a short discussion" - with him tomorrow, and I'm really keen on this opportunity because it's all about what I studied in my Masters. \o/

I'm also on holiday until Wednesday \o/

I'm past two weeks in Sniffles and Sneezes of Doom :(


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* "Walking Far From Home", Iron and Wine

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