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: (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... )
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* Stephen Vincent Benet
bending_sickle: (No rational thought)
Supernatural, "Death's Door" (7x10): Read more... )

Lord of the Rings Fandom Rewatch: Join the December marathon! Everybody watch the extended editions! This weekend, The Fellowship of the Ring.


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Sherlock: Read more... )
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* Anon.
bending_sickle: (Someone hug Castiel)
Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 11 )


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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* "Eleanor Rigby", The Beatles
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... )
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True Blood: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
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* 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... )
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Firefly: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
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Random: Read more... )


* Lawrence Grossman
bending_sickle: (Do not start with me)
Sickle's Summary of Random Things:
  • I'm still on my Bufy the Vampire Slayer rewatch kick and keep discovering things. Like I was watching I Robot, You Jane (1x08, IMDB) and who should I see, all wee and mullet-less, but Chad Lindberg! By which I mean, Supernatural's Ash! And he's still a computer geek genius! \o/

  • I'm slowly getting the hang of socializing-through-coffee. Last week I had coffee with my supervisor's peer - the hierarchy details, they fail me - which was nice, and today I had coffee with someone I'd sent my CV a while back and we talked about other organizations that might be interesting, which was also nice.

  • Socializing-through-lunch seems to be a big thing, too. Last week I was pretty awesome at having lunch with people, and it's how I met a guy who thinks techno is the highest form of music ever made by man, which, okay, and how I learned that the cute I like talking to is nineteen which, um, ah. *backs away slowly*

  • I also had lunch with my supervisor, which was less of a socializing thing and more of an info-dump accompanied with my panicked internal monologue going, "I have no idea what you're talking about. You want me to do what? Do you want me to do that? Wait, what, that too? But the other thing, that is being done by someone else? But I'm going to do- WHAT IS GOING ON?!?" so that was intimidating.


Sickle's "Oh hai I made another Firefly/Supernatural graphic" Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Read more... )

Meme: Television: via [livejournal.com profile] phantmgreeneyes Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] beandelphiki, here & Anonymous, here Introverts vs extroverts )

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... )
Random: Read more... )


* Proverb
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Look! Content! *runs away*

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge, via Tacoface Read more... )

Meme: GIFs: Read more... )

Meme: Buffy Character Quiz via Lameassmadeupmaidenname Read more... )

Meme: What have you done? via Lameassmadeupmaidenname Read more... )


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


* Rose Walker, in SANDMAN #62: "The Kindly Ones: 6" by Neil Gaiman
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:
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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 still haven't even peeked at my flist or other Tumblrs save for Eastcollins', 'cause I was trying to catch up on the lost week of "omg soulfisting's gone!", so have some links before my WordPad explodes.

In other news, I had lunch with the intern and volunteer group today \o/ I also walked over 4 hours straight this afternoon, going at a crazy pace - listening to "Marching On" all the while - and bought sandals. And now my knees ache like they're being crushed under a sofa bearing a hippo and a rhino going at it. Yays.


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


* "Marching On", One Republic
bending_sickle: (Someone hug Castiel)
Sickle's Random Supernatural Musings: Read more... )


On a completely unrelated note, I just learned that Jay Chou's in The Green Hornet. Congratulations, film, you now have one reason I'd be interested in watching you. X-Men, which I really want to watch, is still available only in the dubbed "ye gods no" version.

Also, I've been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer again. Oh, show ♥ By some strange happenstance, I happened to watch Tara's introductory episode ("Hush") and her centric "finally really part of the scooby gang" episode ("Family"). Now I'm going to watch "Welcome to the Hellmouth", where it all started. Ah, my youth!

Links of the Day: Special Tumblr Edition: Read more... )


* Anya, "Bargaining, Part One"
bending_sickle: (Can't we just cuddle?)
One of the neighbours is playing Billie Holiday and I can hear it almost perfectly thanks to the acoustics of the back of the apartment. It's lovely: a hot summer afternoon, the wails of a trumpet, and Billie. ♥

I meant to watch X-Men: The Last Stand last weekend but was blocked by Italy. Yes, that's right. The entire country prevented me from watching the movie. Why? Dubbing. The film was in nigh every cinema in the city, and they were all dubbed. It takes less time to put up subtitles than it does to dub, and with the international and tourist audience - plus lanaguage purists - there's definitely a market for it. But nooooo. The one cinema that plays original language films - in all of its two halls - is stil behind the times. Alas, no gay-subtext for me :(

I've also been thinking quite a bit about my Nanowrimos, trying to find the overall theme or arc or something for all the little images in my head. So far, no luck, but more ideas nonetheless. I keep meaning to write them down here but OMG LOOK AT THE TIME. Ahem.


Songs of the Day: "Ma che discorsi", Daneile Silvestri & "Song to the Siren", This Mortal Coil (which makes me think of Chip/Steve and my heart goes D: ) Read more... )

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


* Art Blakey
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: (Default)
Just had the doctor's appointment, certifying that, indeed, I will not drop dead at the office. There was also surprise EVERYTHING (and TMI) )

I've been listening to Thea Gilmore's "Avalanche" on repeat since I got back home. I've got that half-a-bottle of beer from yesterday and some chips. I have Mark Sheppard in some three episodes of Dollhouse to rewatch. (I think I didn't recognize him the first time because his face has freakin' morphed since he was a not-so-wee thing on Firefly.) I think I'll be okay.


In other news (and in a completely different mood), I found that video that everyone's making GIFs of Misha! \o/ Check it out!

Or watch it here )


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... )
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* Thea Gilmore, "Fever Beats"
bending_sickle: (Fangirling)
[livejournal.com profile] seschat is made of awesome. Just, y'know, in general. ♥ Need evidence? She made me a fanmix! For Time We Saw a Miracle!




Go forth and squee!



In other news, I've seen screencaps of Misha on Tumblr many times and yet cannot find the original video. So, guys, where is this video?!?


Yeah, I do follow some of their blogs. But don’t tell them.
Soulfisting - here


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
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Sherlock: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
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* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Do not start with me)
So I just watched my Walking Far From Home fanvid and just realized that somehow, a clip-series was doubled. Like, there is a whole verse that's been doubled. This will have to be rectified. I just... *facepalm* And no one's said anything? I'm going to go hide under a rock in shame now.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
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* Mal, Firefly
bending_sickle: (Fuck this shit)
I'm a bit better today, but the past few days have been pretty shitty in the emotional department, all Social Isolation Monkey and Random Crying and Anxiety and Extreme Boredom. Seriously, I've been going crazy.

I've been sunbathing, watching Firefly, and editing old unfinished stories for the anthology I'm working on for my ex-supervisor. Not much else happening apart from the, y'know, mental meltdown.

Oh, and I've petted some cats. That was nice.

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


* Mal, "Our Mrs Reynolds", Firefly
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: (So happy)
Sickle's Brief Review of Doctor Who's "The Impossible Austronaut", 6x01: Read more... )

Sickle's Brief Review of Supernatural's "Frontierland", 6x18: Read more... )

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


* The Doctor, 6x01
bending_sickle: (Do not start with me)
I haven't been posting lately, I know. Part of that is because of the late evenings out I've been having - movies, concerts, and so on - and part of that is because I've been editing a fanvid like I've been breathing, and since Windows Movie Maker eats WordPad if they so much as look at each other, writing up Links of the Day hasn't been getting done, which means I feel like I can't post unless there's something I really want to say. So here I am, trying to get back on the posting horse.

Today mom and I went to watch Habemus Papam which was supposed a comedy, but is only one during the scenes not dealing with the main character. It's about a cardinal who gets elected as pop and he really doesn't feel like he's up to the task, and goes into a depression and eventually runs away from the Vatican before he's announced as pope. So very sad to see the man struggle with a role that's been placed on his shoulders, and the acotr - Michel Piccoli - is amazing. And he has the most wonderful, loving, grandfatherly-popely smile. (Oh, and IMDB's synopsis is a lie, because it so is not centered around the relationship between the pope and his therapist. That lasts a single audience. The King's Speech this is not. It's one man, alone, trying to figure out what to do and being scared to death of what he's asked to do.)

I'm really excited about this weekend because it will involve Easter chocolate, Supernatural, and Doctor Who. Stetsons, here we come!

A word about last week's Supernatural: Read more... )


Links of the Day:
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Sherlock: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Dean Winchester, Supernatural

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