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I swear I need a part time job that pays $20,000 per month just to sit around and write fanfiction all day. That'd be perfect...

...except for how 90% of me "writing" involves yelling at the blinking cursor on the blank Word document for mocking me. Hm.

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"So little done, so much to do..." -- Cecil Rhodes

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Cheers.

P.S. Remember, kids, the next episode of the rewatch at [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill is tonight!
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Ugh, I keep forgetting to go to the GK rewatch OR I wind up being out of the house at the time, and I feel bad because it's so quiet there this time around and it's something I really want to do :( I swear I fail so hard at life sometimes.

On the bright side, I've been writing some more (not finished yet) and it doesn't suck! \o/ Also I get to go to my very first hockey game ever this coming November (Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars)! I'm broke as fuck after paying PTA school tuition and buying textbooks so affording the road trip to Dallas is going to be interesting, but WOOOOO nonetheless.

Also I may or may not be completely obsessed with Pacific Rim and it's all Tumblr's fault (well, that and the movie is awesome, but still). And certain people who shall remain nameless bunnied me with a GK Pacific Rim AU and GOD DAMN IT I'M GOING TO HAVE A MILLION WIPS FOREVER AREN'T I? FUCK.

Ahem. That's all I've got for now, I hope all's well with y'all :)
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"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.
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So, for those who haven't heard, Stark is going to the Tonys again because Kinky Boots is up for a gazillion awards (deservedly so, from the sound of it) and he himself is one of them (Best Actor in a Leading Role). Oh God, I hope he wins or, at the very least, that Kinky Boots gets Best Musical so that Bring It On: The Musical (oh god why is this even a thing) doesn't get it.

But I mostly want Stark to win because OH MY GOD IMAGINE THE STUPIDLY ADORABLE SPEECH. IMAGINE IT. IT MIGHT EVEN INVOLVE THIS LOOK:

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We should totally have a virtual Tonys watch party or something (I CAN BRING GRAPE SODA!) )

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"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible..." -- Dalai Lama

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So I saw The Host with Le Boyfriend yesterday (bless him for going along to some terrible movies just so I can fangirl) and…wow. I have a truly astonishing streak of masochism when it comes to fangirling actors I like (but we know this already). Max Irons was kind of disappointing, but Jake Abel was pretty good in spite of the crappy material and looks like a really good kisser and Saiorse Ronan did the best she could, but the whole thing was kind of a hilarious mess of random punching and even more random making out. Worth renting just for a cute guy fix and for the lolz, if anything.

(Side note: People who still watch SPN, is Adam/Michael still languishing down in Hell? I might be persuaded to pick it up again if he comes back…)

In real world news, I still don't have a job yet but one of my RL friends is going to try to pull some strings for me, so we'll see how that turns out. In the mean time, I interviewed for PTA school a couple of days ago and feel pretty good about it, so I get to spend the next couple of weeks doing jury duty and waiting to find out if I got in or not IN ADDITION to hoping I can finally get a job. I guess this is where the frantic praying and nursing of ulcers comes in?

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"Our ideals are our better selves…" -- Amos Bronson Alcott

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Cheers.
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H'OKAY, so, internets, I've finally managed to catch up on some of the shows I used to talk about on here! I'm not sure if I'm quite up to doing reaction posts again or anything like that, but I feel even this is progress given the titanic funk I've been in lately.

Hart of Dixie )

Glee )

There are probably more shows that I should be catching up on but I can't remember them at the moment (did I ever talk about Sons of Anarchy? I'm still behind on that…). In the mean time, I'll just be over here re-reading some of my Marine books so that I can finally get Tunny through boot camp/SOI/Recon training and into Iraq so that this fucking crossover will stop making me feel like such a failboat. Ta!

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"Impropriety is the soul of wit." -- W. Somerset Maugham

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Cheers.
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YOU GUYS, YOU GUYS, HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS, AN OFFICIAL/LEGIT VIDEO OF AMERICAN IDIOT WITH THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST IS COMING!!!!!!!

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The only thing about this that falls short of my reaction is a high pitched noise I made that I'm pretty sure only dogs could hear

Also Stark is doing things again (for those who didn't know) )

Clearly the universe loves me and wants me to be happy, at least for the moment.

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"To begin, begin." -- William Wordsworth

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Cheers.


P.S. - Am I the only one who thinks Stark's obvious Gomer Pyle impression came out sounding a little like Kermit the Frog instead? And did this leave anyone else with a burning desire to hear him sing It Ain't Easy Being Green? ...just me? Alrighty then.

Ta-daaaa!

Nov. 10th, 2012 12:58 pm
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Title: Clean Cut All-American (Really Ain't So Clean) (Part 6/6)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which Alex calls Stark's bluff and both boys lay their cards on the table.

Alex wakes up around ten o'clock the next morning… )

I did my best to hammer out any dents and dings, but I'm unbelievably rusty at this whole crazy writing thing so my apologies in advance if the end came out sounding a little blah (I was trying to leave the ending open to multiple interpretations). Enjoy!

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"Beauty without expression is boring…" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cheers.
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So, internets, an incident leading up to my job serves to reinforce that I'm basically the smartest person alive. The short and the short of it is that, when she called to offer me the job, my recruiter and I scheduled two appointments with the hospital's Occupational Health department to do blood tests/TB tests/physical/etc. on "Friday and Monday at 1:30 pm". She even sent me an email about it which I read a million times just to avoid showing up on the wrong day.

I completely spaced showed up a week early anyway.

The bright side is that I got about 30 minutes/a metric buttload of paperwork done in the HR office (so it'll all go a lot faster when I'm SUPPOSED to show up), but it was still really embarrassing when I realized this after about fifteen minutes of arguing with the Occupational Health people about why I wasn't on their appointment books for this past Friday.

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Like I said, smartest person alive.

Anyway, I've seen a bunch of movies recently and haven't really talked about any of them, so have a list of bullet-time reviews in no particular order!

The Possession: I have to give this one points for a slightly different take on the typical possession mythos and some neat effects, but the ~family drama~ felt kind of tacked on and forced. 6.5/10, worth renting if you're seriously bored
House at the End of the Street: If everyone tells you to stay away from the creepy, mackerel-eyed boy next door, chances are at least one of them is doing it for a good reason. Jennifer Lawrence sure does look good in a tank top though. Less of a horror movie and more of a thriller, also worth at least renting but probably not worth the high movie ticket prices. 6/10
Resident Evil: Revelation: I'm not even going to score this one because it was so pointless and ridiculous. True to form, Milla Jovovich demonstrates creative and exciting ways to murder things, and has a soft spot for a kid (again).
Pitch Perfect: A bit cheesy in places, but it doesn't take itself seriously so it balances out, plus it's fucking hilarious and the music is surprisingly good (if nothing else, see it for Rebel Wilson). Definitely worth seeing in theaters, 7.5-8/10
• Lawless: Tom Hardy is such a badass that it almost makes you forget your overwhelming desire to punch Shia LaDouche in the face. 8/10, with bonus points for a random appearance by Crazy Gary Oldman and for having that one angel girl from Supernatural as one of the leading ladies.

Movies I want to see:

Sinister (LIKE BURNING)
Seven Psychopaths
• Frankenweenie (God help me, I still love Tim Burton, even though he doesn't deserve it)
Hotel Transylvania
Looper
Dredd
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silent Hill: Revelation
Wreck-It Ralph

This is all going to be quite a feat considering I won't actually be bringing in a salary for another week and a half or so.

In other news, I've started marathoning Scrubs on Netflix because I've always been meaning to give it another chance, and because I read somewhere that real life medical types think it captures working in a hospital relatively accurately (compared to ER or House). Beta work is coming along nicely too now that I've hammered out the kinks, but that's otherwise all for what's going on in my life. How are y'all?

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"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted…" -- John Lennon

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Cheers.

P.S. - I've been feeling the seeds of words stirring again…like…actual fic-y words. Stay tuned.
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So I had a job interview (FINALLY) at a local hospital this morning! I was given a tour, made the usual chitchat, talked about experience and where I want to go and all that good stuff and, on the whole, I can tentatively say that it went at least okay if not well. Apparently one more person is coming in to interview next week and then they'll make a decision shortly after that.

Oh god, you guys, I want this job so hard it's not even funny. I am sick to DEATH of being unemployed, especially of being stuck in my house all day while everyone else is busy with work, school, and other stuff that accompanies a life that's actually going somewhere. Most of all, I have this theory that getting a job will distract my brain enough that maybe my muse will wake back up again.

In any case, fingers crossed, right? …right?

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world…" -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.
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OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I CAN'T STOP CAPSLOCKING BECAUSE RAPTOR JESUS HAS ANSWERED MY PRAYERS (CLICK IT, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO) )

AFTER I HAD ABOUT SIX HEART ATTACKS AND A STROKE, THIS WAS MY REACTION
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And there's more, EVEN (INCLUDING HIM MODEL WALKING BECAUSE SOMEBODY UP THERE LOVES ME) ! HOLY SHINY METALLIC RAPTOR JESUS I OFFICIALLY LOVE THE INTERNET.

Edit: OH MY LORD JESUS THERE'S EVEN VIDEO. I was laughing so hard I was CRYING toward the end of it (although God bless him, boy sure knows how to werq those heels, doesn't he?)

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"He has the most who is most content with the least…" -- Diogenes

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Cheers.
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Things I have learned(/relearned) recently:

1) Who you know really does matter more than what you can do (especially in the job world)*
2) "Qwerty" counts in Words with Friends
3) As does "whitey"
4) Netflix is Raptor Jesus's gift to the unemployed

I would have included a Chris Evans gif or something but Photobucket is being difficult. How are you guys?

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"Make the iron hot by striking it…." -- Rita Mae Brown

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Cheers.

* - I haven't been called back for an interview yet, but the friend's mom who's been helping me said that she's passed my resumé on to a couple more people, and I contacted a physical therapist who's looked after members of my family before who said that he'd call the HR people at his hospital on my behalf very soon. Slow but steady progress, in other words.
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Job hunt update: I've now applied to 8 listings, including two that are 45 minutes away on a good day. That is how fucking desperate I am. But enough about that, on to the actual point of this post!

So basically, in my current state of unemployed slug-dom, I started marathoning Nip/Tuck on Netflix and have become horribly, horribly addicted to it. If y'all haven't tried it, I highly recommend it; it's by Troll Murphy Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and it's actually a lot wittier and smarter than Glee but still retains a lot of the same crack-tastic-what-is-this-I-can't-even moments. I also love it because it is the closest thing I've ever seen to televised fanfiction, including implications that the two leads are gay (or at least that one is gay for the other), long held het-crushes, threesomes, hurt/comfort, etc.

In the context of this particular episode, Stark turns up as one lead's youngest son as an adult in the far future who was born with ectrodactyly in both hands (one is surgically fixed at birth, and this ep checks in just before he's about to get the other fixed and is dealing with the emotional implications of it). He was equal parts adorable and snarky and basically one of my favorite side characters ever, but this episode also was fun because of all the great extreme closeups and picturesque brooding -- some of which I took the liberty of screen-capping for y'all.

Conor McNamara, 2026 )

Feel free to judge me for taking 17 screen caps from about 20 total minutes of screen time, I'm fully aware it's a little bit sad.

On the off chance anyone wants to nick a few of these for fan art/icon/etc purposes, go right ahead and don't worry about credit or anything because I'm sure a thousand virtually identical other screen caps from the same episode are out there too. Enjoy!

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"I didn't think; I experimented…" -- Anthony Burgess

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Cheers.
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Number of hospital jobs applied to in the last week: 4
Number of previous for which I'm qualified: 4
Number of jobs that have called me back since previous: 0
Number of hours spent wallowing in haze of self-loathing over previous: Can't count that high

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Why won't anyone hire meeeeee?

Unemployment sucks, kids, the numbers don't lie.

That being said, have a Stark video to make up for this brief moment of whining. Cut to prevent autoplay and formatting wonkiness )

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"What is easy is seldom excellent…" -- Samuel Johnson

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Cheers.
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God damn it, I need to start balancing out how active I am on Twitter vs. how active I am on LJ so not posting for almost two weeks doesn't happen again. In my defense, a few days of inactivity were due to coming back from the family vacation in Colorado (we drove and 3G reception isn't so great on the highway), but the rest has just been due to life being Earth-shatteringly boring. HOWEVER, something amusing did happen to me yesterday! Taken from what I jotted down in my phone shortly after the fact:

"While browsing the bins at a closing Blockbuster earlier, I observed a pair of thirtysomethings heading toward the register; the woman was wearing a "Team Edward" shirt and the man was holding all of the Twilight movies on DVD. I was far from the only customer staring at them in horrified sympathy, but I think the teenaged boy nearby who solemnly removed his hat as the couple passed said it better than all of us; Godspeed, you poor whipped bastard."

I fully intend to save this story for any time guys I know complain about their girlfriends as a reminder that it could always be much, MUCH worse.

And now, off to catch up on True Blood and Newsroom by internets since I don't have the wicked awesome HBO hookup anymore.

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"Happiness depends upon ourselves…" -- Aristotle

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Cheers.

P.S. - Was I the only one thoroughly unimpressed by Total Recall? Among other things, it was just asking too much by expecting me to suspend my disbelief enough to buy that Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale would catfight that hard over Colin Farrell.

P.P.S. - LJ at large has been remarkably quiet lately; either everyone else can't think of anything to say either or everyone moved off to the Teen Wolf fandom while I wasn't looking. What gives? Is it just me?

P.P.P.S. (*facepalm*) - I would also like to state for the record that [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris is a horrible filthy enabler for putting me on the world's worst Chris Evans kick. Again. I've watched some pretty awful movies for fangirling in my day, but he has me watching chick flicks, y'all. UNIRONICALLY.
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Sacraments and Cigarettes by indigostohelit (on AO3) - St. Jimmy/Johnny, Johnny/Whatsername (Warning for character death) - Y'all, this is probably the best American Idiot fic I think I've ever read (if not, then easily one of the top 3). Reading it made me feel like I was back at the show again and I had to read it a couple of times to make sure I absorbed it all, it's just surreal.

Don't You Shake Alone by dsudis (on AO3) - Brad/Nate kid!fic - I don't normally go for kid!fic very often, but [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle gave it a glowing recommendation so I gave it a shot. Not only did it break my heart and bring embarrassing squeaky noises of glee out of me by turns, but it's also quite an apt depiction of PTSD. I read it all without taking a break, and I have a hunch that y'all will do the same thing.

Aaaand back to pondering my AI Will/Tunny road trip fic.

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"Fear makes us feel our humanity…" -- Benjamin Disraeli

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Cheers.
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I can't think of a way to even begin to organize everything into a coherent post, so I'm just gonna do this as a list.

1) I finished Breaking Bad a while back and just finished watching the Season 5 premiere, and I have to say it's pretty weird to see Bryan Cranston being unbelievably scary when I'm used to him being the hapless but good-hearted dad from Malcolm in the Middle. Also, the show has warped my brain so that I will now instinctively view every RV I ever clap eyes on for the rest of time as a secret rolling meth lab.

2) I'm really spectacularly awful at staying caught up on True Blood, but my aunt's vacation house in Colorado (in which I will be spending the next two weeks) has HBO, so I intend to remedy this problem forthwith.

3) I'm also really awful at staying caught up on The Newsroom, but I can solve this one too since I now have HBO that I don't have to wrestle out of the deepest darkest corners of the internet. I hear JGJr keeps getting more and more impossibly adorable and perfect though.

4) I realized an important perk of vacationing in a small mountain town today: I'll be able to go to the midnight showing of TDKR and very possibly have the whole theater to myself.

5) I HAD THE GERMINATIONS OF WORDS WHILE WE WERE ON THE ROAD TO GET HERE! Amusingly, it's shaping up to be a Will/Tunny road trip thing (like I do) which somehow came about when I was contemplating Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Motorcycle Diaries at about 2:30 in the morning. Idek, y'all, I'm just happy to have had a brief creative spark.

Other than that, there ain't much happening in my life these days. How's things out there in internetland?

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"Fortune and love favor the brave…" -- Ovid

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Cheers.
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Random RL Story: I almost called the cops on my temporary neighbors (explanation later in post) because someone somewhere on the block was running their weed whacker at 4:30 this morning. The only thing that stopped me was the realization that dealing with all of that would involve more staying awake than I was willing to do at the time. Unfortunately, by the time I reached this decision, being so hacked off at whoever it was left me too energized to go back to sleep.

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ANYWAY.

Ugh, good lord, how do I go from posting 4 times in one week to zero in just over a week? I couldn't even pull something fannish off the top of my head just to give some sign I'm alive. On a more interesting (in theory) note…

Things I've done:

Saw Prometheus
Saw Brave (twice and OH GOD SO MANY #FEELINGZ)
Started Breaking Bad (the irony of how addicting it is isn't lost on me)

Things I plan to do:

See Magic Mike
See Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (even though I heard it sucks)
See The Dark Knight Rises
Catch up on True Blood
Catch up on The Borgias
Pack for family vacation to Mountainous Bumfuck, Colorado

I realize I've been shit at keeping up an active presence on LJ lately and rest assured, internets, I'm doing my best to get better at it. I'm not busy anymore, I'm mostly just depressed and sleep deprived and the only remotely eventful thing going on in my life right now involves house-sitting for some family friends. Seriously.

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"Don’t tell me what to feel. All my fucking life, people have been telling me I do things wrong. I’m always the fucking asshole. I look around and I see everybody else is infinitely more fucked up than I am." -- Hank Moody, Californication

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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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I know this is going to sound paranoid and weird, but from time to time I've wondered how the FBI/CIA/etc. would react if they were indeed monitoring my internet use. Mostly, I think they'd be bored as shit, but sometimes it's fun to imagine.

I think it would go a little something like this… )

Just in case anyone wondered if I have a bit of an overactive imagination...

In other news, I've recently seen Prometheus and Men in Black 3 and have started watching Californication (the lattermost at the behest of two of my former coworkers). I initially avoided Californication because I thought, "No one deserves to see that much of David Duchovny's bare ass", but I gave it a chance and it's actually pretty fucking funny, definitely shades of Six Feet Under in terms of dialogue. Sure, there's really a spectacular amount of T&A, but enough of us watch things like True Blood and The Borgias that I don't think it'll pose a huge issue to anyone.

In other other news, my muse still hasn't come back from fucking off earlier this semester. I actually stared at a Googledoc of one of my fics today and almost started crying from sheer frustration. It figures that all I wanted to do was write and fuck around in fandom when I was completely swamped and now, now that I actually have the time to do that, I can't muster up the motivation or the necessary creative spark. What the fuck, universe?

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"What is past is prologue…" -- William Shakespeare

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Cheers.

P.S. - Is it me, or has True Blood finally given up all pretense and just turned into pure, unadulterated crack!fic this season?
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Because he's pretty and I need the cheering up and I'm not even sure it requires that much of an explanation.

God bless America )

It ain't much, but y'all are welcome to share any favorite pics/gifs of him (or others, I ain't picky) in the comments.

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"All life is an experiment…" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cheers.

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