bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Drabble meme complete! \o/ Now I just need to write that missing scene for Time 3. (Job hunt? What job hunt?)

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 22-30 )


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
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: (Shitty day)
I think maybe the Dodos of Doom have undergone some sort of horrible mutation and turned into the Angry Dodos of Rage. This is not good. )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 15 - Continued )


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


* "How Much More", Stars
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: (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... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Tom Snyder
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: (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?)
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: (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: (Invisible?)
There is no content. You need no content. Not with picspams galore. *hand wave*



Dharma and Greg: Vanity Cards (Season 2)


Read more... )



Dharma and Greg: House, furniture and clothes (Seasons 1 and 2) Read more... )


Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 11. What character is your closest hair twin? Read more... )

Day 12: Which character would you want to help plan your wedding? Read more... )


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


* Kitty, Dharma and Greg
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Today at the internship I returned to the translations, which is sort of a relief on account of the lack of interminable scanning, and on the other hand, it's me, back where I started. I need this oompf to get me a little bit further now.

There was another metro&bus strike this morning, which meant I got to go to the office's neighbourhood a full hour before work actually started and, plus, I got to freeze my bum off sitting and walking around the sad, empty little streets.

Mom's off to Spain starting this morning, so it's just my Dad and me until Wednesday. I trust we won't starve, although to hear my mother speak and see her stock the freezer, you'd think we didn't know how to feed ourselves. Mind you, I think I'm having McD's tomorrow.

Tomorrow, speaking of, I'm going to head over to the far reaches of the city and try and get my fiscal number. It will undoubtably involve a lot of waiting and hopefully not too much paperwork. Beurocracy for the not at all win.

I've spent the afternoon revelling in having the house to myself and working on almost a week's worth of Links of the Day (oh, compulsive organization!) On Sunday Dad and I are going to see a Swan lake ballet showing - we managed to nab free tickets from our landlady for some reason. I think I might force myself to go jogging sometimes in the weekend too, and I have to write a comment in a Goethe forum for my German homework (how wack is that?).

In other news, I'm dying to finish The Pillars of the Earth and hey, new Supernatural this week again! \o/ I'm really looking forward to seeing more of Puppy!Sam. Ah, it's almost like seeing Season 1 Sam all over again! (Except he doesn't have the adorable bangs of adorableness.)

Meme: Good Things:

Day 5: CV! In Italian!
Day 6: Chat iwth girl from German class!
Day 7: House to myself!

Video of the Day: Sia's "Soon We'll Be Found" - So pretty! Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes thead
[livejournal.com profile] shoemoney2night: After being tickled by the names of 17th century Puritans [...] I did some reading and discovered some more brilliant Puritan names. A Sussex jury roll from 1650 list includes the names Accepted Trevor, Redeemed Compton, Kill-Sin Pimple, Fly-Fornication Richardson, Search-The-Scriptures Moreton [...].

[livejournal.com profile] 17catherines: Am I the only one who wondered why the puritans were interested in fornicating flies?

[livejournal.com profile] shaysdays: I think it's more, "Fly away, oh foul temptation of our mortal bodies!" not "Screeeeew meeeeeee!"


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... )


* Small Expression
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Sickle Shows Signs of Life, Fails Miserably:

  • I'm on Chapter 7 of 13 in the editing of Nanowrimo 2010. It's actually better than my sleep-deprived memories insisted it was, and there's some elements that keep popping up that give it the illusion of a theme. I'm going to give TfSB an edit as well sometime soon, because a) it's embarrassingly full of typos and b) I want my volunteer internship supervisor to read it first before handing over TWSaM. (I've talked about the book with her a lot, and she's been really supportive and interested in it, and would like to read it, so yays!)

  • Watched L'Herrisson yesterday, a French film about a very intelligent little girl bent on committing suicide on her twelfth birthday, the consierge, a quite woman with hidden depths, and the new Japanese neighbour who courts her. It was wonderful and beautiful, even if the ending made me wail against the world.

  • On Tuesday, the students of Rome - and the whole country - went out in a manifestation which blocked the whole of downtown and the metro. This resulted in my first staring at the closed metro station displaying schopero, then taking bus one so I could connect to bus two, except bus one never went to where it was supposed to connect because the whole center was blocked so I ended up taking a really long tour around downtown, across the river, through a couple tunnels, until I finally managed to get off somewhere near the Vatican and Castel Sant Angelo. I walked to where I was supposed to find bus two, but that was closed to traffic, pretty much, so I ended up walking all the way home in the rain. I got home 3:15 hours after I was supposed to, and most of that was walking. I was displeased.

  • I've been scanning documents like mad these past few days, which while boring and on-my-feet work, it has allowed me to catch up on audiobooks and podcasts. I should probably write this is my profile, but I have mad love for Winchester Radio and Monster Talk (science!) and am currently listening to The Vesuvius Club as recommended by [livejournal.com profile] qthewetsprocket

  • About a month ago I had a meet-and-greet with someone from Organization, where I basically handed over my CV and met the interns, whom I had lunch with at the cafeteria. I also got chatted up by the security guard during the half hour I was waiting to be let into the Organization (crazy security measures of crazy) and he gave me his number, but I've let that slide. I've been meaning to write about that for ages, so here it is.

  • I'm going to Chicago on Sunday - my brother's not coming for Christmas, so I'm the official family representative. I'll be back the 17th and [livejournal.com profile] katarinagram's coming the 21st for the holidays, so there is much squee.



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... )


* Grey's Anatomy
bending_sickle: (Badass of the Lord)
Nanowrimo: Writing so much easier now! Wrapping up things! Sort of. I mean, there's still Icarus to worry about, but that's mainly behind the scenes and a lot of "and they looked for him and didn't find him until aha!" Wow, it certainly feels like we're drawing on the final leg. \o/


Random Supernatural Comments and Revelations: Read more... )


Videos of the Day: Supernatural "Bumper Promo #2", featuring one hot-ass angel" and ZOMGItsCriss' "Slut! Tramp! Whore!" on slutshamingEmbed )


Excerpt )



38386 / 50000 words. 77% done!


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


* "Stanislaus", Sea Wolf
bending_sickle: (Nano - Zombie time!)
Apart from the entries on [livejournal.com profile] sickle_stories, I have a notebook - what used to be an agenda for 2010, but this year hasn't really made me need it - where I jot down scene ideas and snippets of dialogue, and where I try like hell to organize them into some sort of progression. (This happens, that that scene, then this is said, and so forth.) It brings me great squee and sense of accomplishment to cross scenes out with a little \o/ and Yatta!

So far, so good, and by the time Chip heads out on patrol again, he'll have had a heart-to-heart with Icarus (who'll be moping), been assaulted by a demon, and faught off a massive wave of infected (who are anticipating Kezef, who'll show up the next day). That's...a lot of stuff that has to happen.

But the going's still good. I have no idea if the whole is worth anything, but I'm trying to keep all the bits together, keep them moving, and sticking in bits of Chip introspection and panic and angst, because if not it wouldn't be TFSB 2, would it?

...OMG I just realized how pathetically covered in hearts and rainbows the excerpt is. Oh lawdy. It's not supposed to be a "they're soul mates and love each other" thing, but a "they're a team and separate from the others" thing. Oy.

Excerpt )



10667 / 50000 words. 21% done!

Quote of the Day: Buddha (because it made me think of Sam Winchester)
It is better to conquor yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heavon or hell.


Meme: What Your Taste in Art Says About You via [livejournal.com profile] qthewetsprocket Read more... )


Meme: Word List, via [livejournal.com profile] phantmgreeneyes: Read more... )


40 Days of Supernatural Meme: Day 35 - Favorite Castiel scene? Favorite Bobby scene? Read more... )

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


* Misha Collins

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