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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: (Obsessive)
Supernatural 7x01-02 Review: Read more... )


Supernatural 7x03 Review - Three points: Read more... )


Grey's Anatomy 8x01-04 Brief Review (and mini-rant on people who just don't want to be parents and the people who just don't get that): Read more... )


Person of Interest 1x01 Review: Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 17 )

Video of the Day: "Shooting fish in the barrel, why is it that?", Djflula Read more... )

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


* Agnes Nutter, Good Omens by TPratchett and NGaiman
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: (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: (McAwesomepants)
Went out with my mom and dad today in the afternoon with a mission: to buy shoes. (We've got this thing where if we pay more than N on a single receipt, we get tax exception. The "pay more than N" thing is new and unusual and wasn't a requirement in other countries. What can you do?) And lo and behold! Shoes were had! Two pairs! This is like a miracle with a cherry on top. So I can has shoes.

Then we had ice cream and how sad is your fruit when the melon ice cream is better than your morning's melon? I'm not going to complain much, though, 'cause we've been snarfing down mangoes like crazy and they've been delicious and straight from Pakistan, sold by Pakistanis over near what we all call "the ethnic market" but has an actual name. Sadly, though, mangoes season is over until around September. Curse my undying desire for tropical fruit!

Then there was a bra shopping - I'd been wanting a summer-appropriate bra for a while, and we happened upon a yarn-and-thread-and-socks-and-bras-and-pijamas-and-so-on shop, which has a name in Spanish and Italian and I'm damned 'cause I can't remember it at all, and what do you know, bras were purchased! In fact, the same style bra as the shop lady - who'd been having a cigarette break - was wearing, and the same brand as I myself was wearing (and it was pretty awesome that the lady knew which model it was just from my bra strap), which is the same brand that makes my mom squee because it is just that good. (Said brand is Simone Perele, by the by.)

Tomorrow we're going to Anguillara which we've technically already seen, although that was a raining-heavily, try-and-make-out-the-lake day where we arrived, had a cuppa, and left. But tomorrow's going to be splendid, 'cause we're having lunch with my ex-superivser - the really awesome one from my internship volunteer thing. \o/

I've also caught up on the flist. I still have a load of SPN tabs open, but hey, something's something. There's still this week's supply of Tumblr to wade through... Damn it, Internet! Why you so full of stuff?


Quote of the Day: Brown Bird
Every day is like a war between the will to go on, / And a wish the earth would spiral into the sun.

Video of the Day: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, June 28, 2011: "Oh, for Fox Sake - Stewart Eviscerates Stewart" Read more... )

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


* Anon. or uncredited
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: (Invisible?)
So again, not dead. Also, curiously enough, not exhausted. But work doesn't leave me much time for posting and surfing and Links of the Day, which is why sometimes this past week I've looked at the bed and said, "Ah, screw it, let's sleep." (Or rewatch Doctor Who Season 5, and sputter about things we still don't know about River - what did the Bishop in Time of Angels mean? - or about the finale - why 26/06/2010?)

However, I can report back that work is going well. So far it's still a lot of reading - although now they've brought down and hooked up my computer in my new shared office, so yay typing and oncoming productivity! I attended some presentations last week, and had an informal lunch meeting, and have a meeting tomorrow (where I think I'm supposed to introduce myself to the larger team). I've met more people than I could possibly ever remember and they've all been nice. Ah, international environment, how I've missed you! I've walked miles going from one part of the building to the other, getting lost in corridors and on staircases. I swear it's a bloody TARDIS-baby.

Last week I kept getting home absolutely exhausted - all read-out and socialized-out and languaged-out. Also, curisouly, with a raving desire for creativity. I've worked on that Not What I Had In My Head drawing (and worked on it so much it went from decent-enough to shite and back again) and have discovered The Coloured Pencils as well as the Badly Mangled Watercolours from my childhood. I also have charcoal pencils, so at least one version of the drawing is going to be passable. I even took Betsy out for a bit - didn't play her or even tuner her up, but I did wipe the dirt of her poor little guitar body.

In other news, have some links. Lots and lots of links.

Photo of the Day: True Blood SPOILERS Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] mybrokenlocket, here - AWESOMENESS
Can I please have dibs on "Big Gay Angel Crisis" as a band name? We'll sing songs about Supernatural fandom, it will be wonderful.

Song of the Day: "La Tasche Piene di Sassi" by Jovanotto Read more... )

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


* Willow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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: (Fuck this shit)
Don't quite know what to do with myself. Still no word on the internship. I went out walking yesterday for four hours or so and finished watching Harper's Island. I also did some Supernatural fanart at 3 am. The so-called art. )


Sickle's Brief Review of Harper's Island: Read more... )

Video of the Day: NineteenPercent's Beyonce - "Run the World" (LIES) Read more... )


Quote of the Day: John Steinbeck
I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.

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


* Shane, Harper's Island
bending_sickle: (OMG)
The snarky review bit below I wrote on Wednesday. I pretty much can't write anything today because I can't write anything now and expecially not about the awesome lunch we had at the Now-Ex-Internship because I am freaking out. Beurocracy hell. )

ETA: CANCEL THE FREAKOUT. I repeat, CANCEL THE FREAKOUT. Read more... )


Sickle's Running Review of Shark Attack 2: Read more... )


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


* Berri Clove
bending_sickle: (But I won't like it)
I made apple crumble yesterday \o/ That's about all the plus I've got, because the cold I've been fighting for the past month has gone from sniffles to full-blown Bad Thing. I barely slept yesterday and currently feel like warmed over blaaaargh.

On the other hand: apple crumble.

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


* Blackadder Goes Forth
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)
  • I've done a re-re-re-edit of TWSaM because my supervisor has been kind enough to give me the go-ahead on printing it out at the office and binding it all nice and spirally. \o/ Sure, when my parents get back they'll have my CreateSpace proof copy, but this one's got pictures.

  • I've been doing a lot of listening to audiobooks lately - the house is very quiet. This weekend I got How to be a Pirate by CCressida and Whiteout by KFollet done, and soon I'll be able to start on the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel. Booooooks \o/

  • I'm being quite crap at emailing people I ought to email.

  • We can has gas bill. I need to figure out where that can be paid, and all that jazz. I know it involves a lot of standing in line and such, but the details are fuzzy.

  • By gods, if I don't finish Walking Far From Home (fanvid) this week, cries of argh! will ensue.

  • Although, creatively, this weekend was a win because while I still have two stories crying abandoned in a corner, I got the outlines down for one image I've been wanting to draw. Sure, the angle isn't what I wanted, but it's the best I can do without the appropriate references. Of course, I can't draw people to save my life, and my adding colour to things tends to ruin them, so I don't know how I'm going to get the vibrant colour motif I've got in my head down on paper... But at least we're exorcising the damn thing out.


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

* Misha Collins
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: (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: (Penguin Love)
I'm afraid I'm going to have to leave the retelling of today's adventures - with photographs! - to tomorrow and instead leave y'all with a fanmix of songs I put on repeat (why penguins? because, that's why) and links from Monday and Tuesday. Now excuse me, I need to get some shut-eye to wake up in the wee hours to catch the last metro due to Yet Another Goddamn Public Transportation Strike (National Edition). Argh.




Back Cover, Track List, and Download Link



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


* 412 Ways to be Killed by the Penguin of Death (WARNING: contains mild peril), Number 23
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Thoughts on Castiel's Season Arc:

I've been scared for Castiel and his season arc for a while now, terrified that they're going to make him the villain, or have him do unforgivable things in the eyes of the Winchesters and the audience. Whilst editing a fanvid, I caught a chilling visual parallel: Hammer of the Gods vs Frontierland )

I am now terrified. People have been theorizing that Castiel is this season's Lucifer, and now it's all I can see coming.


Sickle's Brief Review of Doctor Who's "Day of the Moon", 6x02: Read more... )


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


* Mark Sheppard, re: Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion
bending_sickle: (McAwesomepants)
Sickle's Brief Review of Supernatural's "Mummy Dearest", 6x19: Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: SPOILERS for 6x19 in the small text following some review links )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Dean, Supernatural 6x19
bending_sickle: (Default)
Yesterday as an exercise in futility. Mom and I had planned to go to a free film showing in Villa Borghese, but when we arrived, there was a giant crowd outside and everyone was confused. Read more... )

In other news, this weekend I'm most looking forward to seeing more of Canton on Doctor Who, which explains why I had a dream in which I asked Mark Sheppard if he was in more than two episodes in Doctor Who. (He said "yes" and I said "Yes!".) Then we saw leopards and cheetahs in the bushes at night before the local Big Man with his machetes came to force the village to play a manual-dexterity game, in which the losers lost a finger - ETA: And by "lost" I mean "had chopped off with a machete" - and then I took over the gang and set things right. My dreams, they are strange.

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


* Portal 2

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