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...So this posting layout LJ has is new...or I'm just incredibly late to the party (which is plausible when you consider how utterly crap I've been at internetting lately).

Honestly, how do you grown-up fandom types find the time to do this? I wake up at still-dark-thirty, go to work, come home too exhausted to do anything but take a nap, and then it's laundry and dinner and other boring necessities until it's time to go to bed in preparation for doing it all over again. I wish I could go back to college, at least there I felt sort of like an adult without actually having to be one and I still had a bit of energy left to internet. I'm not even going to talk about what trying to write has been like lately (...*sobs quietly into hands*)

So 2012 ended with a few too long (and occasionally crappy) days at work, lots of being sick, and lots of watching of Chris Evans movies to feel better about same. Say what you will about stupid chick flicks, but I think research should be done into the curative properties of What's Your Number? because, well...

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Damn.

So that's the incredibly sad and boring state of my life right now. The one New Year's Resolution I might actually make is to finally finish the goddamn GK/AI crossover so it can stop haunting my subconscious and crushing me with guilt.

How are things?

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"Kindness is the beginning of cruelty..." -- Frank Herbert

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Cheers
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As promised, I'm dumping off some of my more recent gifs and/or macros for y'all to pick through and add to your collections as you see fit. They're grouped loosely by category in an organizational fashion that probably only makes sense to me, but hey, it's better than nothing.

Horrified/Nope/Abandon thread/etc. )

Random/wacky )

Angry/bitch please/look at all the fucks I give/etc. )

Sad/crying/#feelingz )

Unf/assorted expressions of want )

Happy/laughing )

Popcorning/I regret nothing/applause/etc. )

Man candy )

If you're looking for a particular gif or desired purpose of gif, let me know and I'll see if I can dig it up. Enjoy!

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"No one is happy all his life long…" -- Euripides

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Cheers.
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Assorted friends/acquaintances through life: Hey, Allie, how come you never go out in shorts? Doesn't it get hot wearing jeans all the time?
[Later, when I wear shorts to humor them even though I know what's coming…]
Same friends/acquaintances: Wow, your legs are really pale! *gawking, staring, generally freaking out like they don't know I'm basically a cave creature*
Me: Wow, you just answered your own question(s)
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And then some time passes, people forget, and it starts over again. Repeat ad nauseum. Am I the only person who has to deal with this, or is it just a #gingerproblems sort of thing?

In other news, I checked after uploading my most recent batch of gifs and it turns out I now have 925 gifs/macros, so I'm probably going to do a gif swap post pretty soon. It lets me delude myself into thinking that I'm being productive when I have, in actuality, done next to nothing recently but fuck around in one form or another. I mean sure, RL periodically forces me into brief bouts of responsibility still (errands, packing/moving, etc.), but in terms of average productivity? I got nothin'. The worst part? The neurotic overachiever in me still feels horribly guilty about this for some reason.

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"If you don't ask, you don't get…"

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Cheers.
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Internets, a rather unsettling realization occurred to me today:

I have absolutely no clue how to psychologically handle having free time.

I've done precisely fuck all today (and next to fuck all yesterday, and so on) and, for some deeply masochistic reason, I actually feel bad about this. There's that "at loose ends" feeling most people get when they finish uni, but there's also this lingering paranoia in the back of my mind that there's some deadline I'm missing or some bit of work I forgot to do.

It's official; sixteen straight years of rigorous formal education has fucked me up so badly that I cannot psychologically handle free time. This is my life.

In other news, I just wanted to sit down and squee about the latest episode of Hart of Dixie for a minute because OH MY GOD SO MANY #FEELINGZ (cut for spoilers) )

Also, as a side note, if Glee ruins Good Riddance (which they're supposed to cover soon), I will, as an Idiot fan, be forced to go on a killing spree of epic proportions. I listened to a preview and it sounded mostly unremarkable (which I'll take over actively bad), but still, TAKE NOTICE, TROLL MURPHY.

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"Who sows virtue reaps honor…" -- Leonardo da Vinci

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Cheers.

P.S. - I need a gif of Esper crying captioned "#feelingz", I have a feeling (ha!) it would come in handy in a lot of posts
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So I watched the pilot episode of NYC 22 (as if I would miss it) and, on the whole, I found it surprisingly enjoyable. I went in fully expecting it to suck and privately dreading its inevitable premature cancellation, but the first episode was very encouraging; it moved along at a pretty decent clip without becoming incomprehensible (a lot of pilots try to do too much too soon) and set up a few potentially good story arcs.

My sole nitpick with it -- besides the extreme under-use of Stark, of course -- was that I'm pretty sure I can predict every rookie's early story arc based on these set-ups. Cut for those who haven't seen it yet )

We'll see if I'm right.

Anyone else out there have thoughts/#feelingz about it? TELL ME *grabby hands* In the mean time, I'll just be over here praying desperately for more looming and threatening and producing of handcuffs.


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"Neither irony or sarcasm is argument..." -- Samuel Butler (but it sure is fun though)

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Cheers.
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Internets, because I'm bored as hell and have been having a pretty strenuous last week and a half, have another mancandy post.

Post ALL THE JOSH )

Dude, I don't even care that I'm like 3 years older than he is, let the perving party continue!
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God help me I even love his adorkable awkward white boy dancing

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"Hatred is blind, as well as love…" -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.

ETA because SWEET HOLY RAPTOR SAVIOR, DAT LOOK (x2!) )
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Happy Zombie Jesus Day to those who celebrate it!

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In other news, I finally caved and watched The Borgias…and promptly proceeded to marathon every episode I could get my hands on. For some reason, the fact that I kept seeing Scar every time Jeremy Irons spoke just made it that much more epic. It's basically the bastard love child of Assassin's Creed and Sexy Tudors, but I LOVE EET.

Also, I hear Stark college pics have been surfacing on Tumblr. Cue inner conflict between the part of me that's embarrassed for the internet's stalkerish tendencies and the part of me that's morbidly curious. Has anyone seen them? Anything lulzy? Or is it all just kind of creepy and depressing?

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"Nothing recedes like success…" -- Walter Winchell

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Cheers.
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Internets, I've been getting a lot of telemarketing type calls to my cell phone lately, and this morning I decided I'd finally had enough.

Me: Hello?
Actual live person: Good morning! [Some shpiel about a home security system]
Me: That's very interesting but I'm actually about to go to class right now. Can I have your cell phone number so I can call you back to discuss it sometime this evening, say, 7:00 or 8:00?
Person: No ma'am, we close at 6:00
Me: Because you have better things to do than talk on the phone with complete strangers, right?
Person: Y-yes, but--
Me: Imagine that. You have a good day now *click*

I generally try to be gentle with telemarketers (because I realize most of them probably hate calling me about as much as I hate listening to them), but I put my cell phone number on the Do Not Call Registry about a month ago and they just keep calling. Thus…

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At least I was just blunt rather than flat out mean.

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""Character is power…" -- Booker T. Washington

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Cheers.

P.S. - I correctly identified/recognized Stark's voice behind some bit character in a random Family Guy episode last night. I can't decide if this makes me the best fan ever, a whole new level of unbelievably pathetic, or some combination of both.

P.P.S. - Is it me or does this song seem to anyone else like it'd be just perfect for a fic? Maybe something in a nice, angsty Tunny/Will or something *ponders* Hmmm....
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I'm just gonna leave this here (cut for size) )

…ohlawd
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"A daydream is an evasion…" -- Thomas Merton

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Cheers.

P.S. - Oh dear Lord, I totally forgot to thank everyone who sent me dragons out of the blue, I was absolutely touched -- slightly confused, yes, but also touched! Y'all are the best <3
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H'OKAY, internets, for those of you who haven't seen it yet (or can't due to country restrictions, blah blah blah), I took some screen caps of this NYC 22 featurette video...thingy

Cut to prevent autoplay )

[livejournal.com profile] looleebelle was ranting about how she couldn't see it, so I very nicely capped certain *ahem* pertinent sections for her -- and for y'all!

Complete with my usual flaily/capslocky commentary (liquid warning, obviously) )

I tried to get the least derpy shots of Stark that I possibly could but, amusingly, wound up getting amazingly derpy shots of everyone else in the process.

I'm theoretically supposed to be studying for a quiz I have tomorrow, but...
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"By words the mind is winged..." -- Aristophanes

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Cheers.
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THIS IS A THING THAT IS HAPPENING

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jfklersjtklrjkljtklrejlktjrl I DIE. THAT IS ALL.

Edit (I LIED ABOUT THAT BEING ALL): A quote from the page...

Sands will play “Troy Nelson, a young soldier on leave who’s a forlorn and talented musician.”

GOLLY, WHY DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? [/type-casting at its finest]

Cheers.
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So a certain goddess-like flistie who shall remain nameless (*coughcough*[livejournal.com profile] eiirene*coughcough*) sent me something this morning that I think we could all appreciate. Feast your eyes, my fellow GK/AI/general Stark fangirls, on some truly quality hand/arm/tattoo porn:

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This was the exact face I made when I clicked the link in her message:

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I'm not going to say how LONG I had that look on my face because it's just embarrassing.

In other news, internets, y'all remember how excited I was when I realized I have neither class nor work nor my internship on Fridays? And how I thought this would give me ALL the extra free time? Oof, I was way off -- my schedule runs me so ragged now that I usually spend Fridays sleeping off the rest of the week. If this is what it's like to be an adult, then all the more reason to consider doing a Van Wilder and staying in college for another 3-4 years *headscreen*

Finally, on a totally unrelated note, Le Boyfriend and I saw The Woman in Black yesterday (because we love us some horror movies and I love me some DanRad). From my Facebook:

"The Woman In Black, a period horror piece that mostly resorted to jump scares (as you do in horror movies these days), but kept some of them subtle and timed them well enough to build fairly decent suspense. Plus all the bonus footage of Daniel Radcliffe brooding picturesquely off into the distance, probably about how hard it is to be richer than God. A solid 7.5/10, and actually worth the movie ticket price."

Anyone else here seen it? What'd y'all think?

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"Lack of charisma can be fatal..." -- Jenny Holzer

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Cheers.

P.S. - The Superbowl is tomorrow and, for once, I give precisely zero fucks about it. Why, you ask? Because I'm sick to death of ESPN worshipping the Patriots (and Tom Brady) and Eli Manning (of the Giants) just annoys me on general principle and okay, I'm more than a little bitter about how the Cowboys did this season because COME ON NOW. I think I'll be watching the Puppy Bowl this year for the sake of my blood pressure.
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THING THE FIRST: Some brief thoughts on the most recent ep of Glee )

THING THE SECOND: Stark is alive! And I still can't get over HIS HAAAAAIIIIIRRRR AND HIS STUPID ADORABLE FAAAAACE

I seriously did almost exactly this:
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Yes, I know I need a life.

THING THE LAST: So, new developments have occurred in my quest for an internship, but I'm not really sure how to interpret them. The short and the short of it is I managed to get in touch with the head of the physical therapy department at another university nearby and, after consulting with one of his minions (to see if they could take on another student), he sent this back to me this morning: Ye olde email(e) )

That sounds promising, right? It wouldn't make sense to introduce me to the department if they weren't seriously considering taking me on (as opposed to being all vague and dicking me around like the other places have so far). OhGodIwantthisjooooooooooooob *twitch*

THAT IS ALL. How goes life out in internet-land?

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"All great achievements require time..." -- Maya Angelou

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Cheers.
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So....I fic'ed some more -- mostly because my flisties (and their flisties) are horrible enablers, but also because this keeps me from stressing about how university is conspiring to make me die of a massive ulcer.

Title: Feeling This
Author(s): [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing: Starsgard
Rating: Not rated, PG at the very most for a smidge of language
Summary: In which the boys find that letting go is harder than one might expect.
Author's Note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] melkerr as a sequel to Reflection. [livejournal.com profile] melkerr wanted sappy fic and, being the hopeless romantic that I am, I was all too happy to oblige. Title is taken from a Blink-182 song (shut up, I can hear y'all judging me from here).

It's about 10:00 at night... )

I just couldn't leave them like I did. Some people have it in them to torture their characters and call it a day, but I ain't one of 'em -- I need at least a bittersweet ending. THAT probably deserves some judging *headscreen*

I also realized it's probably a sign of how long it's been since I went to the movies that I thought Captain America was still in theaters (I think the last thing I saw was Don't Be Afraid of the Dark). I intend to remedy that this weekend, so I have to ask: what's playing that's good these days?

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"Anger cannot be dishonest..." -- Marcus Aurelius

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Cheers.
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Internets, do any of you ever have times in life where RL is kicking your ass so hard that you start to feel like you're losing your ability to fangirl(/boy)? Well, I've sorta been feeling that way lately, which culminated in last night; as I was studying for my test today, I found myself trying to remember if Stark's birthday (and thus my usual birthday post) had passed without me noticing ("I know it's in September, but when...")

Welp, funnily enough, it's today! Guess I haven't lost my fangirl mojo after all :D As such, have a brief celebratory pic/gif-spam (like I need an excuse, lol)

Breaking fangirl hearts and ovaries the world over since 1978...(WARNING: Seriously image and gif heavy, not for the faint of internet connection) )

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....I need a minute. In the mean time, feel free to spam the everloving shit out of this post with whatever other relevant pics/gifs anyone feels like contributing -- MANCANDY/FANGIRLING FREE-FOR-ALL!

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"A good beginning makes a good end..." -- Louis L'Amour

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Cheers.
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H'okay, so, in lieu of posting some immensely whiny thing about my life (which still kinda bites the big one at the moment), I decided to do a lyrics challenge since it's been a while and some new people have added me since the last one. For those who are new (or just forgot), here's how it works

1) I've posted the first two lines of fifteen songs chosen at random by the shuffle function on my iPod
2) Y'all see if you can guess the song title & artist (Googling kind of spoils the fun of it...)
3) If you guess the lyrics right, I'll cross them out and put your name and the song title & artist next to them

There's not really a prize since I've never been able to think of a good one, this is more for the hell of it than anything else. ANYWAY.

For once, there were no AI songs on here O_o )

Oy, why isn't it Friday yet? It's probably a bad sign that it's barely lunchtime on Wednesday and I'm already like this:

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"A gentleman is simply a patient wolf..." -- Lana Turner

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Cheers.

P.S. - I have three hours to kill between now and an advising appointment thing I have to go to to start setting my graduation in motion. For the love of Raptor Jesus, SOMEBODY SAVE ME.
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So Le Boyfriend and I signed up for AT&T U-verse cable and interwebs yesterday, but the sales guy said a tech won't be able to come out and install everything for another two weeks. TWO WEEKS.

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Universe, I despair of you. How am I supposed to deal with all this moving bullshit without internets to help me unwind so I don't start firing shots from the nearest clock tower?

While we were signing all the paper work and shit, a bird flew into the window and we were pretty sure it was dead -- it seemed like a fitting illustration of what the last couple of days have felt like. On the bright side, the bird eventually got up, slowly shook itself off, and flew away, so maybe that means things will start looking up soon. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, the short and the short of this whole internet thing is that I'll only be able to read emails and read/write on Twitter during a large chunk of the day (since I'll only have phone internet) and then I'll have normal internet while I'm going to class. Basically, please don't take it personally if it takes me forever to answer email/comments; it's nothing personal, I'm just stuck with this arrangement for the next little while *sigh*

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"Composing mortals with immortal fire..." -- W. H. Auden

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Cheers.

ETA: So my Strength & Conditioning professor was talking about body fat percentages today...

Professor: Blah blah blah blah the normal range for women these days is 16-30%, but I generally like my females to be on the lower end of that range (verbatim quote)
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Girls in the class: Photobucket
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The prof is a personal trainer when he's not molding our young minds so he claimed he meant his female clients, but still, talk about unfortunate word choice...
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BREAKING NEWS: I GOT THE TUTORING JOB!! I'll be working as a university writing tutor on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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This is supposed to be gleeful flailing instead of angry/seizure-tastic flailing

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Dear maintenance guys working right outside my window,

I wish I could find words to describe how fucking much I hate you right now. I didn't think it was physically possible for ladders to make that much noise (much less the hammering y'all have been doing all goddamn day) but by God, you guys managed it. FUCK OFF ALREADY.

No love,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


ANYWAY, just in case any of y'all ever feel like you're a giant loser who needs to get a life, console yourselves with the fact that you'd have to try pretty hard to out-nerd me. Why, you ask?

I put fandom into my jewelry.

*facepalm* )

Finally, I got around to watching Lilo & Stitch today, and have decided that Stitch is officially my favorite Disney character of all time (OF ALL TIME). Does it seem weirdly fitting somehow to anyone else that my favorite Disney character is a psychotic little alien? I feel like that says something about me as a person psychologically...


Cheers.
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So I got all caught up with Glee and took down some notes for pretty much anything after 2x05 (since I posted a straight-up reaction post for each episode up to that point, I believe):

My thoughts/#feelingz (there are lots of them) )

And now back to lazing around like a slug because my one class of the day got canceled. I can spend it obsessively checking my cell phone and email to find out whether I got this stupid fucking job I applied for...

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"In solitude, where we are least alone..." -- Lord Byron

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Cheers.
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The GK re-watch is today! The GK re-watch is today!

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Anyone who isn't busy battening down the hatches and busting out the floaties is both welcome and highly encouraged to go here and flail with me and [livejournal.com profile] abrokencompass. We might even possibly have cookies (or something).

So come get some, y'all! Please?

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"Freedom is from within..." -- Frank Lloyd Wright

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Cheers.

P.S. - I saw Don't Be Afraid of the Dark avec Le Boyfriend last night. Not only was it far less scary than the hype led me to believe, but it also made me decide that it was a thinly veiled reference to Katie Holmes's kidnapping into Scientology (think about it -- she gets targeted by a tiny, insane midget to join his seemingly crazy quasi-cult...)

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