bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Yesterday was my last day at my internship, and goddamnit, if I could network and socialize like I did yesterday when I was saying goodbye... I had lunch with my supervisor and the rest of my team (I was part of a team, yo, although that was more administrative than anything) and then ran around having coffee with different people and basically feeling like:



Today was Day 1 of freeeeeedom (a.k.a. unemployment) and tomorrow I'm off to Barcelona. I'll be back in a week with snazzy things (I will get books) and food, and then I'll continue this mad socializing things. There's a lot of stuff I need to do for that, stuff to get together and the likes, but I'm all headachey and I just managed to clean up the mad amounts of tabs I had open.

I seem to have gone from the saddest little llama, wibbling everywhere, to happy (if a bit "I've got noooothing to say" hence this post). This is weird. And my relationship with my mom's improved. I don't know what's going on.

In other news, I finally watched Alice and ngh, Hatter. (Trailer)

Also I'm slowly trying to get Time 3 spruced up to post (and to send to CreateSpace) but there's been a certain lack of motivation going on. Whelp. Hopefully this week I'll get the missing scene done (it might even just be a paragraph, but writing, ugh) and then it's just a hope and a jump.

So in the fine tradition of plugging my Nanowrimo into Wordle to make a word cloud, here's evidence of just how much Crowley derailed everything: Read more... )

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

Did I mention he's a lawyer?

GIF Meme: Read more... )

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

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

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


* Battlestar Galactica
bending_sickle: (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)
Sweet monkies onna vine! My Special Hell Fanart is making the rounds on Tumblr \o/ People like! *dances*

Also, I wrote fics. Plural. X-Men: First Class's J'aboude and Supernatural's Promises and Pie Crusts. Crossposting will happen - eventually - at least for the Sueprnatural one. I'm just as shocked as y'all are that I actually finished something. Now, there's that fic I've got dying on my harddrive since last October...

Now, excuse me, I have to look through every Mark Sheppard tumblr thing ever. NOW. Ngh.


Meme: X Men: First Class Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 7 )

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


* Mark Sheppard
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: (Invisible?)
The cold I've been sneezing and sniffling all past week decided that today was the day it was going to make me dizzy, woozy and headachey. I slipped into a nap in the afternoon as I lay horizontal in the hopes that the ground would solidify beneath me, and I'm still feeling out of sorts (and dizzy, let's not forget dizzy).

Jolted out of an unexpected nap and still reeling from The Cold is not the best way in which to answer a phonecall about setting up an appointment with Organization to discuss my CV. I managed to do so somehow, although I barely remember who I spoke to or what they say - at machine-gun speed, too. Nevertheless, Wednesday morning will be interesting.

This weekend was the Jus in Bello Convention weekend. It's in Rome. Y'all remember how I felt about this last year, right? *sigh* So close, so far, so stupid. So instead of What Could Have Been, this weekend I went to the horse fair Roma Cavalli. Here, have some videos and photos of horses doing pretty things: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] rosefox, here
I think, though, that a little loss here or there, putting up with yet another learning experience or growth opportunity, is about a gazillion times better than shutting down your empathy and never giving anything to anyone for fear that it might be misused. Leave some chinks in your armor, or you'll suffocate in your safety and never understand why it hurts so much even though there's no one there but you.


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


* Rita Mae Brown
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
When Google Fails Me: I'm setting up a pdf of a selection of my stories for my supervisor, and working through author's notes, adding links and so on. In one chapter of a story, I reference a [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes - or possibly a comment on a [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes, which, yay.
[livejournal.com profile] ultra_lilac: People should never be baked into pies, you monster! The pastry overpowers the delicate bouquet of flavours in human flesh!

Goddamnit, I can't find it on the internet to put in the url. This is driving me crazy! (Yes, I am that nitpicky.) I figured out that the quote has to be older than December 2005, but any googles give me only my own post about it. So after having skimmed through half of 2005, I'm going to start at the begininng (2002) and head on from there. I will find it even if it kills me. Grr.

Sickle's Rant: How to Feel Underappreciated with Just Two Brief Emails: Read more... )

Sickle's Review of Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight (Audiobook), Chapters 1-4 Read more... )

Sickle's Review of The Land of Painted Caves, Chapter 1: Read more... )

Sickle's Review of Grey's Anatomy, "Song Beneath the Song" (7x18): Read more... )

Sickle's Review of Paranormal Activity 2: Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 17: Character you would never put your close friend in a room with, unless they had done something to make you really hate them. Read more... )

Day 18: Character you most think would make a great parent (father if you are female, mother if you are male). Read more... )

Day 19: Listen to the last ballad you remember hearing. Which character does it most remind you of? Read more... )

Day 20: Pick three favourite characters, each of them apearing currently in a different fandom. One of them has to be killed off from the current fandom you like them in, one of them has to become the star of their fandom, and the other has to be written out completely to never have appeared at all. You decide. Read more... )

Day 21: Character you'd most like to be for a day. Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] kambriel, here
Let the things you've suffered, endured, survived show.

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


* Charlaine Harris, From Dead to Worse
bending_sickle: (But I won't like it)
Yesterday's meet-and-greet at Organization went well, even if my brain flatlined a few times and I found myself unable to string words together without stumbling over them. Apparently talking to someone I don't know makes me forget grammar and vocabulary in any language now. The person I spoke with gave me some suggestions - basically just to email people directly involved in projects I'd be interested in, saying, "hi! I'm here! if you ever need anyone! hi!" - and will circulate my CV around.

Today there was a nation-wide transportation strike, which meant I woke up an hour early to catch the last metro and waiting outside in the cold until I could get in the office. I started writing an SPN fic while I was at it, because apparently I can't finish fics. *sigh* Then, to get home, I decided to walk the hour back instead of wait around for four hours for the metro to start up again for a brief shining moment, or try and squeeze into any available bus and take three hours to get home like last time.

The rest of the day I spent working on a variety of fannish projects and watching Dharma and Greg. I was going to watch Paranormal Activity 2 tonight, but I figure it's a touch too late for that now.

In other news, my right eyelid's been twitching on and off for the whole day now, and it's really annoying. The Internet says I probably need more sleep, less caffeine, or less stress, to which I say, fat chance.


Picspam: Misfits' Iwan Rheon guest starring in Grandma's House, and Simon Amstell crushing on him adorably: Read more... )


Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 13: Form of transportation from a fandom that you wish you had yourself. Read more... )

Day 14: Fandom home you wish you lived in yourself. Read more... )

Day 15: Fandom location you’d most like to visit, even though you couldn’t meet the characters. Read more... )

Day 16: Character you’d most like to steal underwear from. Read more... )


Quote of the Day: Unnamed Professor of Pharmacology, here
In the early 1900s, Bayer, the same company that makes your aspirin, advertised diacetylmorphine as the first non-addictive form of morphine. Today, we call it heroin.

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


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Default)
Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 8: Character that is technically attractive, but you just can’t bring yourself to be attracted to them. Read more... )

Day 9: Which character would you set upon your worst enemy? Read more... )

Day 10: From any mixture of fandoms, pick your favourite overall character, your favourite villain, and a character you wish would have stayed longer. Now, fuck, marry or kill them. Read more... )

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... )


* Natalie Tran (YouTube's communitychannel)
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
I'm slowly working my way through my WIPs. For example, I finally installed a video editing programme which is better than Windows Movie Maker and, hopefully, will not freeze everytime I look at it. The installation went by without a hitch, but now there's the problem that I have no idea how to use it. Instantly intuitive, it is not. For the moment, I'm going to stick with WMM because I finally have the omgworkonfanvideeee bug back, but I will, eventually, learn how to use the new programme. Once that's utterly dominated, I will be able to make a wee dent in my gigantic To-Do fanvid list. So while no progress was actually made, I've re-re-replanned out the last few verses and who knows, I might actually work on a line sometime this week. I will finish that bastard even if it's on my 90th birthday!

The muse for the written word continues to be MIA, but I'm making good progress on the screencapping-and-snarking project for Friday 13th. Yay progress! (Well, progress is easy when all you do is resize and adjust contrast, but still.)

What I have accomplished, however, is watching a lot of television and film. For example, I watched all of Dharma and Greg's season 2, and now I'm whipping thrugh Grandma's House because Simon Amstell is adorable and that's pretty all that passes through my head as I watch it. Oh, Simon, listen to your mum! Get back on Nevermind the Buzzcocks!

Also watched was Waitress which was very good, a bit sad, had VERY GOOD PIE OMG, and was completely misrepresented by the trailer. (Light romantic comedy my ass!) It's made quite a bit sadder by the fact that the director, writer and co-star was murdered shortly after.

Oh, and I finally got paid for the Actual Proper Work I did in January. I has bling! ...I has no plans for said bling.

Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 6: Character that you feel would not get along with you in reality, whatsoever. Read more... )

Day 7: Character that you know must be good in bed, even if you wouldn’t sleep with them. Read more... )

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


* Oscar Wilde
bending_sickle: (Default)
Life continues to plod along, CVs continue to be sent, and very little else continues to be done. Have a meme and LotD to show how not dead I am. *sigh* Sorry, I've just got zip to say.

Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme: via [livejournal.com profile] ikarusphoenix Read more... )

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

* Nathan, Misfits
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
I was doing rather poorly yesterday with what might have been a stomach bug. The kind that scuttles around wreaking havoc whilst white blood cells stand on chairs and scream, tossing rolled-up newspapers onto the floor in a hopeless attempt at stopping the infestation.

Today we took to the car and supposedly went to a Medieval town with a lovely view of the lake, but all we got to see was rain coming at us in all directions, so we had a coffee (with flavoured sugar!) and went back home.

I appear to have developed a crush on Misfits's Simon, which means a certain unfilicious episode will probably be rewatched. I also watched the Rifftrax version of X-Men yesterday, and somehow that made the movie ten times more boring. I liked that film, damnit. And all the while yesterday I was watching it thinking, "This is so ridiculous and nothing's happening." I don't even.

And now, Attack of the Links. Muahahaha!

Quote of the Day: Annonymous, here
Misha's entire life is a social experiment. That's the wonder and the beauty of him.

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

* Nathan, Misfits
bending_sickle: (Not funny (except it is))
I forgot to say yesterday that Palermo was awesome (and y'all will probably never see photos of it because I apparently suck at coming through on promises like that) but the rest of this week has been hellish. I got home Sunday night and there was no hot water and I'd been looking forward to a hot bath like crazy, especially since I'd had cramps all day I am not kidding. We got it fixed Wednesday, until then, cleanliness came in a bucket. The recently-boiled water was always too hot. Cue fist-shaking.

Then the electricity went out all afternoon on Wednesday, and the heating never came back, so it was a delightful 16.5 degrees in my room and there was a lot of huddling under the covers. I am so tired of being cold (and I said as much to Mom, who promptly snapped that she'd hoped I'd be "tired from something else (you lazy ass)").

The good thing, though, is that my internship supervisor's letting me take time out to look for a proper job. This is apparently a less depressive task when done in a proper office where I have to keep it together.

Quotes of the Day: Secret Diary of a Call Girl (3x7) & Castle (3x17)
Hannah: Sometimes you value least the people who love you most, until you remember that without them, your life is worth nothing.

Castle: He knows we're on a deadline, right?
Beckett: Yeah, he knows.
Castle: I mean a literal deadline. As in, you go over the line you're dead.
Beckett: Castle, can you just give him a chance?
Castle: I- I'm happy to give him anything he needs, it's the clock that's not cooperating.

Meme: Good Things:
Day 29: I sent out 7 CVs! And (sort of) drew my first sketch in years! Lookit! )

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


* Shana Alexander

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