bending_sickle: (Fangirling)
During the brief moments when I haven't been working or lying in bed cursing a cold, I've been watching television. Have some comments on that, because apart from writing some Time drabbles (and there's some Chip/Icarus there for you, [livejournal.com profile] seschat), I've got nothing new.

Supernatural, "Slash Fiction" (7x06): Read more... )

Once Upon a Time, 1x01: Read more... )

Friends With Benefits, 1x01-02: Read more... )

Castle, "Demons" (4x06): Read more... )

Drew Carey's Improv-a-ganza: Read more... )

White Collar - 2x01-2x07: Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 19 and Day 20 and Day 21 )

Video of the Day: The Daily Show, "Weathering Fights - Science: What's It Up To?" *weeps at the politician's appallingly bad logic* )

Quotes of the Day: Crowleyismyco-pilot's friend, on her outlook on life, here, Read more... )

Joss Whedon, Firefly, "Serenity" (1x01), here Badger! Why couldn't we have had this? )

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


* Castle, "Demons"
bending_sickle: (Do not start with me)
I am bloody freezing - at home, at the office, in my bed. It's nineteen degrees in my room and my balcony doors believe in breezes. *shakes fist*

I'm trying to post more often, namely so that I don't drown in links, but also because I just seem to have lost the habit of writing shit down. I've been using the same diary since 2007, for example.

Sickle's Supernatural Review, "Defending Your Life": Read more... )


Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 18 )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] mangacrack, here
For your soul I flew to hell alone.

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


* The Colour of Magic by TPratchett (oh gods it's as old as I am)
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Sickle's Random Points of Random: Read more... )

Meme: The 28th GIF in your folder is our new president. How screwed are we? Read more... )

Meme: Cross off the things you've done: Read more... )

Meme: Bold What's True: Read more... )

Meme: Ask some invasive questions: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Wikipedia, "Loneliness", here
A person who feels lonely regardless of if she is at a family gathering, with friends, or alone is experiencing chronic loneliness. It does not matter what goes on in the surrounding environment, the experience of loneliness is always there.

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


* Marshall McLuhan
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Television Without Pity - Battlestar Galactica, "Daybreak, Part 2"
When Will the Work Be Done? by Jacob
Excerpts )

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


* Gaius Baltar
bending_sickle: (Default)
It's been ages since I last wrote a proper post. Weeks, even. Hoenstly, there's not been all that much going on, and what has is either work-related or stuff I'd rather not remember. Read more... )

I read this post by Tumblr's crowleyismyco-pilot (who is awesome) on the why behind her love and adoration for all things Mark Sheppard (except possibly it wasn't this post but one like it or maybe I just can't remmeber things anymore), and has finally pushed me into writing about something I've been meaning to write about for a while. (Except, of course, I realize now that I've already written about it all here). Read more... )

In other, fannish, news:
- Ringer wins all the things, including my heart.
- Torchwood: Miracle Day was an excercise of meh-ness concluding in one final burst of "oh no you di'n't" (with a little bit of "Care Bear Stare saves the day, again" facepalming).
- Doctor Who's "The Girl Who Waited" broke my heart into a million little pieces.
- I'll be missing Supernatural's 7x01 next week, which means that a) I get to wait two more weeks until Ye Great Emotional Car Crash, b) I'll get to watch 7x01 and 7x02 back-to-back, and c) I'll be gone when the internet implodes. None of this is actually good.

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast, here
My head is all fire and fucking molten nails this morning. I am the Good Ship Righteous Fucking Indignation. My threshold for douchebags will stand at zero for the foreseeable future. We're talking hellfire-and-brimstone Old Testament shit. Today, I am the nastiest pirate ship that ever plowed the Seven, and we're out for blood, and there will be rape and pillaging and cities will burn, just because.

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


* "Have You Heard" Thea Gilmore
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 16 )


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


* Crowley, "The Devil You Know", Supernatural
bending_sickle: (Mark is made of awesome)
Sickle's Social Squee (and the Not So Squee): Read more... )


In other news, I've watched all of the guest-starring-Mark-Sheppard episodes of BSG and am still a bit on the fence over whether I like the show or not. I can see that it's good, but it hasn't quite gripped me. Still, I've been reading Television Without Pity's recaps of the episodes I watched, and apart from being astonishingly well-written in the analytical and poetic sense of it all, they make me want to watch the show in full, if only to get a sense of these vast sweeping themes. So BSG is still on the List of TV Shows to Watch.

However, that's not what I want to share today. What I want to share is reason 2349 why Romo Lampkin is awesome.


He's handcuffed and has a big bad soldier with an even bigger, badder gun aimed at his *squints eyes* well, ass, really. And you know what? He kills that solder dead. With a pen. A stolen pen.

Did I mention he's a lawyer?

GIF Meme: Read more... )

Video of the Day: BBC's Choosing to Die (2010), with Terry Pratchett On the right to assisted dying. )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 14 )

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


* Battlestar Galactica
bending_sickle: (Mark is made of awesome)
Sickle's Random Points:
  • Yesterday I saw the most hilarious sight. I almost wished I'd had my camera, but then I doubt I would've been allowed to take one, or would've had the guts to do so. On my way to and from work, I pass by a mysterious corner with a permanent jeep and two soldiers in camouflage with bullet-proof vests and rifles. They're always there and they won't say why. Yesterday, waiting to cross the street at that very corner, was a pudgy man with black glasses and a camouflage shir. Oh, the ironic contrast!

  • I've watched more guest-starring-Mark-Sheppard Battlestar Galactica episodes and okay, I'll admit I like the show. Not all the time, but I really like Lee Adama and Patchy - sorry, Saul Tigh - as well as Cylon Six and Gaius. I particularly enjoyed the courtroom episodes that ended season 3.

  • That last may have something to do with the fact that I love it when Mark Sheppard's characters shout. So far as I can remember, they all have, and man, he roars and it's adorable. And awesome. He'll hunker down and his face'll just do a perfect angry-O-with-scrunchy-eyebrows. Oh, the squee.

  • But most of all I love Romo Lampkin. This is not just because of who his face is. The writing, the character's history and psychology, I just... The tiny little detail about him taking care of his ex-wife's cat, which he claims he hates but loses his shit over when it dies, and the story of how he lost his wife, whom just a few episodes before he'd given this whole gorgeous speech about how much he hurt without her... I love this character and all his lying, theiving flaws. He's a person.

  • It is hot. It is very hot. It is over 37 degrees hot. It is does-not-go-below-thirty-in-my-room-at-night hot. It is oh-gods-this-headache-is-kililng-me hot. It is I-will-rub-this-wet-rag-over-me-forever hot. *melts*


Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 13 )

Quote of the Day: Sneebs
It's better to belong where you don't belong than not to belong where you used to belong, remembering when you used to belong there -Sneebs


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


* Tom Snyder
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Sickle's Random Tid-Bits:
  • I finally watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica, which I've been meaning to watch in full for ages. Obviously it was a Mark Sheppard episode - 3x18, "The Son Also Rises" - and he was basically the reason I watched it. And, it turns out, the only reason I liked it.

    Sure, I was jumping smack in the middle of the third season with only a basic knowledge of the whole series' storyline, but I didn't enjoy it because I got lost. And it wasn't because I didn't feel for the characters, because I did, for some, even without knowing their life history. I don't know, I think it was just all the politics and intrigue and all that type of happenings that made me not like it, because I've figured out that that is just not my genre. Thrillers and spies and politics - even if they are in space! - just isn't my thing.

    But that said, it really is a good show. Good pacing, good look, excellent writing. And by that I mean I absolutely adored all of Romo Lampkin [Mark Sheppard]'s speeches. His character had a slight Irish lilt to it, which was charming once I actually figured out what accent it was I was hearing - because previous to that I was just all ears going, "What? What accent is that? Where is that from? Is that, what?"

    I actually had to extract some of his speeches and made them into MP3s (wanna listen?) because I just loved them so much. Mark, damnit, do audiobooks.

    So in sum, I'll be watching more BSG, but only the kind with Mark Sheppard in it, until and if I get hooked on it and want to watch the whole thing.

    Oh, and on a completely different not, the president? Couldn't keep her apart from Doctor Who's Sarah Jane Smith in my head. I'm okay with that.

  • The newspaper did an article on prostitution zones in Rome, and so I learned that there are two zones in my neighbourhood. There's seven women right around our place - which doesn't surprise me, as I knew of five and actually walk by their hang-out place which is a little park every day to and from work - and some twenty-one a bit farther away - coincidently, where one night my mother and I were walking and were called at from a car and we knew they'd mistaken us for prostitutes. So that makes almost thirty prostitutes right in my area. Huh.

  • One of my co-workers, who's camping out at a friend's place until he can find one of his own, got robbed. In his apartment. At night. While he was sleeping. Someone ninjaed in through an open second-story window and took his friend's TV, his iPhone and wallet. Apart from being freaked the fuck out over someone being in his house while he's sleeping, he didn't have a dime on him. He went to his folk's for the weekend, to recover a bit until he could move in to his new place. The worst thing? This is totally not an unheard of or even uncommon thing in Rome.

  • I just realized today that it's going to be ten years since I graduated from highschool and started university, and I've got a friend who's at that stage right now. (The best thing? We're both like, "What age difference?") Ah, squishy ♥ And since it's that season, there's a few Tumblr things about starting university which mean a lot because I can remeber it all happening, and because I'm seeing it happening to my squishy. So this.


Supernatural Season 7 Promo-Spoilers: One tiny little screencap of squee )


GIF Meme: You're stuck in an elevator...: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Sneebs
It's better to belong where you don't belong than not to belong where you used to belong, remembering when you used to belong there.


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


* Terry Pratchett
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: (Obsessive)
Okay, there's this thing and even though it says "click through for the zip" I seem to have gone blind because I can't see any through to click and thus no zip and then my face goes all :( Help?

While we're on the "Sickle's useless at figuring out not-really-so-complicated things on Tumblr", how to I put in a user icon? I don't even know what the things are called on Tumblr... Oh, I feel so internet-illiterate.

In other news, not much is going on and there's too much stuff on the internet.


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... )


* Lawrence Grossman
bending_sickle: (But I won't like it)
I'm currently watching Leverage (or rather, Mark Sheppard's episodes of) and the fandoms are bleeding together again. For one, Mark, who's in everything, so that's expected. Well, his suprise Mandarin wasn't, and oh it made me so happy to hear him speak in Mandarin. (Oh, Badger!). Then there's Angel's Lindsay (whose long hair has to go) and Supernatural's Jake (my favourite, by far). Speaking of Lindsay and Jake (and no, I don't know their Leverage names), they're my bro-OTP for the show. Seriously, they're like Ryan and Esposito! D'aw!

Alright, so I was going to flail about Misha's stint on Ghostfacers which was hilarious and unfilicious but my flailing is now of a different kind because all the links are gone. GIF reaction )

In other news, this fanart crossover of mine has 177 notes. *flails* Ahem. *more flailing* See, I love this about Tumblr. I don't need to pimp out my stuff - just tag it - and people like and reblog, whereas on Livejournal I'd have to pimp out on a number of communities - feeling like I'm spamming everywhere - and gods only know when the last time I got a pingback was... So yays Tumblr!

GIF Meme: Read more... )

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... )


* Meme
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: (OMG)
Sickle's Random Points of Randomness: Read more... )

Meme: Comfort Zones: via [livejournal.com profile] emerald_embers Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 6 )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] yumemisama, here 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... )
Random: Read more... )


* Good Omens, TPratchett & NGaiman
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
That long post I keep meaning to write, with the photographs, the drabble for that meme, and those fanart things, and all that other stuff? Yeah, not this one. Not enough time in the day, and I needs mah sleep. Stupid impending Monday...

I will say, though, that after [livejournal.com profile] seschat and my's nitpicking of the latest X Men for its feminism fail, I've been looking into a few things, as you'll see from the links. Also? The following wording is making me go GRR ARGH. Improve my ass. What does gender have to do with the Sorting Hat?!
Optional Questions: Answer these to improve this test's stats:

What's your gender?

Meme: The Sorting Hat Test: Read more... )

Video of the Day: Neil Gaiman, Adam Savage, and Gollum: "I Will Survive" WATCH THIS! )

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


* The Beach
bending_sickle: (OMG)
They say that yesterday it felt like 40 degrees Celcius, and today it basically felt just as hot. I had lunch outside 'cause that's where all the cool kids interns and volunteers eat, but just as I sat down they rolled up the tarps and exposed the whole balcony to the firey heat of a thousand suns. We, being young, stubborn, and stupid, stayed on, bravely sweating over our trays, squinting at each other's faces, and trying not to burn our fingers with the cutlery. Meanwhile, the pigeons were walking over tables and nabbing beans off of someone's forgotten half-eaten salad.

This afternoon my mom was listening to some Baroque music, including Pachelbel's Canon in D Major and I don't know if it's the heat or what, but I swear some of its melody is in Spiritualized's "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space", meaning the "I will love you till I die and I will love you all the time, so please put your sweat hand in mine and float in space and drift in time" line.

...aaaand a quick google tells me that ain't news. *sigh* Now I no longer feel so accomplished. Also, songs based on Pachelbel's Canon and Paravonian's Pachelbel Rant.

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 3 )

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... )


* Stephen Wright quotes
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... )
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Random: Read more... )


* Cpatain Hammer, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

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