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Supernatural, "The Mentalist" (7x07): Read more... )

Castle, "Heartbreak Hotel" (4x07): Read more... )

Ringer, "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?" (1x07): Read more... )

Person of Interest, "Witness" (1x07):: Read more... )


In other news, have about a month's worth of links! Because I need to go back to writing. Please note that the Tumblr-links are being thinned out unless truly fantastic because if not there would be thousands of links. If you absolutely need a LotD for Tumblr, go follow my dash.


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


* Jane Goodall
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 16 )


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* Crowley, "The Devil You Know", Supernatural
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Sickle's Random Tid-Bits:
  • I finally watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica, which I've been meaning to watch in full for ages. Obviously it was a Mark Sheppard episode - 3x18, "The Son Also Rises" - and he was basically the reason I watched it. And, it turns out, the only reason I liked it.

    Sure, I was jumping smack in the middle of the third season with only a basic knowledge of the whole series' storyline, but I didn't enjoy it because I got lost. And it wasn't because I didn't feel for the characters, because I did, for some, even without knowing their life history. I don't know, I think it was just all the politics and intrigue and all that type of happenings that made me not like it, because I've figured out that that is just not my genre. Thrillers and spies and politics - even if they are in space! - just isn't my thing.

    But that said, it really is a good show. Good pacing, good look, excellent writing. And by that I mean I absolutely adored all of Romo Lampkin [Mark Sheppard]'s speeches. His character had a slight Irish lilt to it, which was charming once I actually figured out what accent it was I was hearing - because previous to that I was just all ears going, "What? What accent is that? Where is that from? Is that, what?"

    I actually had to extract some of his speeches and made them into MP3s (wanna listen?) because I just loved them so much. Mark, damnit, do audiobooks.

    So in sum, I'll be watching more BSG, but only the kind with Mark Sheppard in it, until and if I get hooked on it and want to watch the whole thing.

    Oh, and on a completely different not, the president? Couldn't keep her apart from Doctor Who's Sarah Jane Smith in my head. I'm okay with that.

  • The newspaper did an article on prostitution zones in Rome, and so I learned that there are two zones in my neighbourhood. There's seven women right around our place - which doesn't surprise me, as I knew of five and actually walk by their hang-out place which is a little park every day to and from work - and some twenty-one a bit farther away - coincidently, where one night my mother and I were walking and were called at from a car and we knew they'd mistaken us for prostitutes. So that makes almost thirty prostitutes right in my area. Huh.

  • One of my co-workers, who's camping out at a friend's place until he can find one of his own, got robbed. In his apartment. At night. While he was sleeping. Someone ninjaed in through an open second-story window and took his friend's TV, his iPhone and wallet. Apart from being freaked the fuck out over someone being in his house while he's sleeping, he didn't have a dime on him. He went to his folk's for the weekend, to recover a bit until he could move in to his new place. The worst thing? This is totally not an unheard of or even uncommon thing in Rome.

  • I just realized today that it's going to be ten years since I graduated from highschool and started university, and I've got a friend who's at that stage right now. (The best thing? We're both like, "What age difference?") Ah, squishy ♥ And since it's that season, there's a few Tumblr things about starting university which mean a lot because I can remeber it all happening, and because I'm seeing it happening to my squishy. So this.


Supernatural Season 7 Promo-Spoilers: One tiny little screencap of squee )


GIF Meme: You're stuck in an elevator...: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Sneebs
It's better to belong where you don't belong than not to belong where you used to belong, remembering when you used to belong there.


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


* Terry Pratchett
bending_sickle: (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... )
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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... )
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Sherlock: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
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Random: Read more... )


* Jane Wagner
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: (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... )
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* Thea Gilmore, "Fever Beats"
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)

fictionalillusion, here



Supernatural Finale: Fandom Meta and Analysis Compilation (Selected from Tumblr): Read more... )


Sickle's (Ridiculous) Supernatural Fanart: Read more... )

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* Edward G. Robinson
bending_sickle: (OMG)
Fandom: Supernatural
Song Title: Walking Far From Home
Artist: Iron & Wine
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] bending_sickle
Summary: "I was walking far from home, and I saw..." The life of a hunter is full of strange sights.
Notes: My second completed fanvid (after Running Up That Hill). Edited between April 18 and May 20 with Windows Movie Maker.

Category: Plot study
Spoilers: Until 6x20 The Man Who Would Be King
Format / Size / Length: .wmv / 26.34 MB / 4:56
Livestream: YouTube, Vimeo (password: winchester)
Download: Mediafire
Crossposted: [livejournal.com profile] supernaturalvid, here




Comments: Read more... )


Video of the Day: Oh Land, "Lean" (live, with string quartet) Read more... )

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


* Miriam Beard
bending_sickle: (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
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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: (Now time for the weather)
Random Points Along the Sickle Line:
  • I'm currently reading House Rules by Jodi Piccoult (now with podcast!), and I've reached the point where I'm just devouring the thing. It's a really interesting story about a teenage with Asperger's syndrome who's accused of murder. Although I'm rarely into crime novels, this one has a large dash of forensic science as the main character is fascinated by the subject and that aspect of it is one I can really get into. Curiously, I'm also following the law aspect of it quite well and even enjoying it, even though I'm not usually into the intricacies of courts and lawyers and judges and prosecuters and so on. I keep trying to figure out the whodunnit of the novel, much like the other book of hers I've read, Plain Truth. I'm almost at the Big Reveal part of the novel \o/

  • I've gotten all five of the fanmixes for Time We Saw a Miracle all set up except for the final file editing and posting. That was a lot of work, but I'm really happy with them.

  • There's four people from whom I'm waiting to hear from, and have been waiting for going on a month now. Read more... )

  • The week hasn't been fantastic. Nothing productive was actually achieved, drama was had, and German kicked my ass. However, on the plus side? There's people I can count on, and those people are my darlings. Except [livejournal.com profile] seschat. She's my squishy. ♥


In other news, I wrote a letter in German. I think I also broke the word order and a couple declinations. Help? Point and laugh?

OMGWTFGERMAN )

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


* Leroy Brownlow
bending_sickle: (Fuck this shit)
So there I am, scanning through Time We Saw a Miracle, looking for quotes to slip into the fanmix because I'm obsessive yes I know when I see a formatting error. A formatting error. After fighting with the damn thing for ages and churning out dozens of PDFs and reuploading the manuscript to CreateSpace and checking and rechecking and there's a bloody formatting error. It's just a few spaces missing, two empty lines that should separate a passage in italics from a passage in normal text, so it's not like Godzilla took a hatchet to it, but still, there's a formatting error being all ugly in my proof book.

One day, when I have money and patience (ha!) I will reupload these little bastards and damn the cost and get new proofs and all will be well with the world.

I was going to write more - talk about the day or post photos or show signs of life in general - but frankly writing this much is more than I can at the moment. Or today.

...fucking formatting error.

Word of the Day:
katzenjammer: the discomfort and illness experienced as the aftereffects of excessive drinking; hangover.


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
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* Annie Proulx
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Being kept very busy co-touristing Rome. Yesterday we went to the Pope's Urbi et Orbi, today we went to Subiaco, tomorrow's Castel Gandolfo, so it's been pretty busy. Christmas came and went in food and good times are still being had. I'm not doing even half of the things I said I would when I had a little free time - such as writing Louisiana Hoodoo or working on That Fanvid I've Been Working On For More Than A Year ye Gods - but at least I'm working on the Time We Saw A Miracle fanmixes, so \o/


Meme via [livejournal.com profile] aelora: The Year, in Favorites Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
The Walking Dead: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
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Random: Read more... )


* "White Wine in the Sun", Tim Minchin
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Sickle's "Oh hai, not dead, just in Chicago!" bulletpoint summary of the week: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] yumemisama, here
I need to learn more Chinese. It's a very satisfying language to be angry in. Have you ever seen the tone marks on romanized Mandarin? You could hurt yourself on diacriticals like that. Ranting in Chinese is like riding rough over a rocky mountain sentence, with bad shocks and nothing but a pile of exclamation points to stop you at the end. Whoever you're yelling at just has to hang on for dear life and hope to get through it without hitting anything flammable.

[livejournal.com profile] lodo_bear, here
I hope they forgive us once we've saved them all.


40 Days of Supernatural Meme: Day 40 - What kind of movie/tv show would you like to see Jared and Jensen star in after SPN ends? Read more... )


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
The Walking Dead: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Pat Collander
bending_sickle: (Awesome!)
Things That Make Sickle Happy:

- [livejournal.com profile] tracy_loo_who being a complete and absolute darling and sending me the audio for The End's commentary. ♥

- [livejournal.com profile] pinkfinity sent me an LJ gift as a token of appreciation for my Devour review. I'm still a-glee over it :D

- I've taken to watching Never Mind the Buzzcocks on YouTube because laughter is flippin' addictive. I particularly enjoyed 21x07 because it had Martin Freeman (ye future Hobbit) and Matthew Horne of The Catherine Tate Show. Part 2 has them staring off each other in a sigh-contest. A favorite is also 21x01 because of Jessica Hynes.

- The joyful comments on the Devour commentary ♥

- Setting a Nanowrimo calendar as my desktop. Well, this doesn't so much make me happy as super excited and somewhat terrified. Yays?


In other news, my parents should've landed by now, so they'll be home in a couple of hours. I'm zooming off to Spain tomorrow afternoon - back Wednesday night - so there's that. Oh, and I might get to snuggle [livejournal.com profile] seschat in person, which would be fantastic.

I haven't worked on that fic I've got half-written at all, but I did make a fanmix. I particularly think that Through Glass is Sam's theme song for Season 6.



( Back Cover, Track List, and Download Link )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis, here, (Re: Supernatural)
...Sam's ethics aren't so much gone as hyper-intellectualized

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* Brenda Holloway

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