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... )
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Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Stephen Vincent Benet
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
I apparently now suck at posting and keeping up with Livejournal (Ye Grand Catching-Up during the weekends, oy), so have some Supernatural fanart I made and posted to my Tumblr instead. Read more... )

GIF Meme: Read more... )


Meme: 50 Question Non-Romantic Tumblr Questions: Read more... )

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


* The Knights Who Say "Ni", Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Fear not.*

Sep. 23rd, 2011 04:40 pm
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
I'm announcing an official hiatus (as opposed to the "oh gods, work is draining the life force out of me" hiatus) for the coming week because I'm going to be galavanting about Europe. The Links of the Day will be done, eventually, so never fear. As for my fellow Supernatural viewers, be strong and keep the spoilers away from me until next Saturday (which is when I'll probably come crawling to y'all in tears and dire need of discussion.)


Quote of the Day: Jacob, here
If my need for approval didn't get me up in the morning, my morbid fear of failure would do it instead.

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


* Archangel Gabriel, The Bible
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... )
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* 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: (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: (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: (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: (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: (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: (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... )
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* 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: (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
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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