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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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So, after ages and ages of pressure from certain internet friends who shall remain nameless (but know who they are), I finally caved and poked my head into the hockey fandom...and then promptly jumped into it with both feet. It's where half the GK fandom went and I really missed them and also I was plied with pictures of ridiculously good-looking hockey players. It's been a nice little morale booster and the fic is awesome and ideas for my own fics have been stirring in my head since I gave hockey fandom a try, so, all things considered, I'm sorry I didn't try it sooner.

How's things over on LJ?

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In which Stark records/performs Soul of a Man and I die of about six separate aneurysms and then melt into a tiny little puddle of #feelingz )

This was basically my exact reaction through the entire thing
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The hands…the mouth…the FEELINGSHIS FAAAAAAAAAACE

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Because [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris is a horrible enabling enabler person and keeps posting these on my Twitter.

It really just isn't fair that someone who actually exists gets to be so criminally good-looking and NOT a jerk )

...*sigh*
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Oh Stark, don't ever change (which, at this point, is looking pretty likely, damn him).

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P.S. - I mean this in a totally non-creepy/just curious way: does anyone know what his dad looked like? I've seen his mother because their family is kind of a big deal down here (she's even been in the paper before) but I don't think I've ever seen his dad...Go figure.
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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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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.
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So I came home from work today to find that [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar had posted this lovely, lovely fabulousness )

Two things:

1) The amount of gleeful cackling and dopey grinning this video got out of me was the perfect way to unwind from a pretty hectic work week
2) I'm not sure how I feel about the fact that Stark looks better in makeup than I do AND dances better in heels than I do. Seriously though, how is he even real?

Bonus third thing:

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Because words just can't capture how magical this is and how many of my possessions I'm considering selling to go see it

So many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar (and indirectly [livejournal.com profile] eiirene) for making my week and generally being all around awesome. Has anyone made gifs from this yet?

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So [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle was telling me about this 5ss prompt that [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar gave her for a meme and I loved it so much that I kind of hijacked it and answered the thing myself. Copypasted and submitted for your approval:

Tunny/Will, American Idiot, snuggle. )

I'm aware that it's probably rusty as shit (and I suck at 5ss even at the best of times) but these are the first words I've written in at least a month that I didn't hate and immediately erase. THERE'S HOPE FOR ME YET.

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P.S. - I also did a gif dump post because a few people expressed interest in one (but beware, it's not for the faint of internet connection, I put a fuckton in there)
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Attention, fandom friends I know on Facebook:

Since I am currently working on acquiring a longterm/full-time job, I've been told by several different people that it would be wise for me to "clean up" my Facebook as much as possible, including at least one person telling me I should distance it from my "other internet activities" (which, I'm guessing, means fandom). People insist on telling me over and over that employers check these things now so, in the interest of appeasing various adults in my life and in securing a possible future that doesn't include me as a broke deadbeat...

I'm doing a friends cut on Facebook. Of just fandom friends.

This only matters to like four people here, but I wanted to make a post about it to tell you that a) it isn't anything personal and b) I'll still be here and on Twitter (and on Skype if anyone feels so inclined).

Sadly, this also means I won't be talking much about what goes on on Facebook anymore, at least until I get less paranoid, and I won't be reachable in fandom mode through Facebook anymore in the future.

Now if anyone needs me, I'll just be over here feeling fucking godawful about this even though it's for perfectly logical reasons and not me being a huge bitch
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(Hint: This is why I never have and never will do a flist cut on here)

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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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Welp, I've officially moved back into the Ol' Homestead for the time being until I can find a job and scrape together enough money to move out again. The job hunting part should be relatively easy (medicine is great that way), but I'm taking a little siesta first so I can get over the whole post-university-shell-shock thing. As a result, I don't really have much to report these days -- hence why I've been a girl of few words lately.

In terms of this here journal, I have a couple of plans that I wanted to run by y'all.

Idea 1: A general multi-fandom fic rec swapping post (inspired by rewatching Friday Night Lights -- I want ALL the Tim/Jason/Lyla fic now) (also this might knock something loose in my head that'll help me get back to my fics)
Idea 2: Another gif dumping post; I'm pretty sure my collection has at least doubled since the last time I did one
Idea 3: A mancandy swapping post, since I'm still on my JHutch kick and have recently re-discovered how badly I want to do awful, unforgivably raunchy things to Chris Evans

Thoughts and suggestions are, of course, welcome and encouraged. In the mean time, have a silly gif

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The longer you stare at it, the funnier it gets :P

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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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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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Howdy, all! Have a shipping meme I found whilst going through my flist.

Shipping meme (ganked from [livejournal.com profile] faithharkness)

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Hints will be given if asked in the comments.


I couldn't manage 20, but these 8 should do. Read carefully! )

These are one ship from each fandom I've ever really liked so far, so there aren't, for example, two Glee ships or anything like that. My hints will probably just be what fandoms they are, but we'll see what y'all come up with to ask (if necessary).

Also, it's been brought to my attention (by an especially thoughtful flistie) that Stark's been a busy boy...

"“Kinky Boots,” a musical based on the 2005 British film, is aiming for Broadway next season with a cast that includes Stark Sands (“American Idiot”) and Billy Porter (the Off Broadway revival of “Angels in America”). It would be the Broadway debut of the pop musician Cyndi Lauper as a composer and lyricist; the book is by Harvey Fierstein (“La Cage aux Folles,” “Newsies”) and the director and choreographer is Jerry Mitchell (“Legally Blonde”)."

--From the NYT's Theater pages.


Another flistie informed me that this is going to involve him dressing in drag. Again. Allow me to express my reaction to this in gif form since I don't really have the words to cover it:

Cut to spare flist formatting )

HE REALLY IS THE PRETTIEST PRINCESS, Y'ALL. IF SOMEONE DOESN'T COME UP WITH SOME AMAZING PICS OF THIS SHIT, I'M GONNA BE MIGHTILY DISAPPOINT IN THE LOT OF YOU.

Anyway, that's all I've got for now (except my review post of The Devil Inside), so have a silly gif to thank you for your time



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Oof, this week has been such a rollercoaster. For example, I've been so sleep-deprived that I actually slept until 3:00 today for the first time in at least four years. Probably a bad sign, right?

Basically, the short and the short of it is that I had two midterms (which I didn't tank, thank God) and got denied for the internship that interviewed me. I was freaking out about the latter because I thought its application deadline in two days was set in stone, but my professor (after a borderline hysterical pleading email from me) told me that he just sets that deadline to keep people from coming to him at the start of the next term expecting him to pull an internship out of thin air. In other words, I'm not as screwed as I thought -- I even managed to land myself another interview for Monday! Any positive vibes about it would be greatly appreciated.

In other news, it's [livejournal.com profile] abrokencompass's birthday today! Happy birthday, bb, as you can see, certain sex-godly individuals think you rock and hope you have an awesome day ;)

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Aaand that's all I've got for the moment. Back to de-stressing, watching Law & Order: SVU re-runs, and trying to poke some more GK/AI crossover words out of my muse. I hope things are going relatively okay out there in internetland <3

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P.S. (because there's a slim chance someone besides me might find this funny) - I had a dream last night that I was playing badminton with Esper using a golden snitch. I'm wondering what this says about my unconscious (besides the fact that even it probably thinks I need a life).
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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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Howdy doo, internets! I had a horribly difficult mid-term this morning and I guess it upset my recently-revived muse, because I wound up coming up with unbelievably angsty Starsgard comment!fic out of the blue. It came out better than I expected, so I thought y'all might get a kick out of it.

Title: Reflection
Author(s): [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing: Implied Starsgard
Rating: G/Not rated
Summary: In which Stark tries not to dwell in the past on what should be the happiest day of his life -- easier said than done.
Author's Note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] leviathans_moon, who was in the mood for a spot of Stark fic (while I was apparently in the mood for out-angsting myself). Enjoy!

Stark sighs heavily... )

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....Ohboys.

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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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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...)

Side Note

Aug. 25th, 2011 06:11 pm
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I just wanted to say something to all my flisties on the Eastern seaboard (I can think of at least five off the top of my head); please stay safe, y'all. The internet tells me shit's probably gonna get pretty real up there in the next few days, so take care of yourselves, yeah? I'd be lost without you guys, seriously <3

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So, um, internets...so that I can stop fretting about y'all, would anybody who lives and/or is currently visiting the London area please give me some sort of sign that you're okay (or, at least, alive)? I still don't quite get what's going on beyond the fact that there are riots happening and that just leaves me twice as worried about all parties involved.

Seriously though, even a quick "*waves*" comment or something, I love y'all to bits and hope everyone's staying safe.

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THING THE FIRST (relevant to the title actually): I introduced [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle To Michael Esper's Twitter the other night. Hilarity ensued when she got the full picture of just how delightfully insane he is, lol (you thought I was joking about the ten tweets in eight minutes thing!) He's worth following if you're not a) neurotic and shy like me and/or b) opposed to a really startling amount of A.D.H.D.

THING THE SECOND: Videos (aka Two New Reasons emerald_skies Hearts Justin Timberlake) )

THING THE THIRD: Les Neighbors and I are still working on catching the feral mama cat and kittens, but I did manage to get a few pictures of them recently!

Here thar be kittehs! )

And now back to working on the T/W/EG fic before certain people come back and beat me for not getting more done on it *gulps*

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P.S. - Livejournal, I swear to God, I've been trying to make this damn post go through for the last FOUR GODDAMN DAYS...
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THING THE FIRST - Random cat picture of the day: If you box it, they will come... )

Not quite as stupefyingly adorable as my little tortoiseshell fuzzball, but still (hopefully) pretty amusing and cute anyway.

THING THE SECOND - Day Twenty-Four: How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?

Y'know, it's the damnedest thing, I used to be super compulsive about getting a beta for EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF EVERY SINGLE THING I wrote (grammar/punctuation, flow, the works), but after a while I stopped doing it beyond occasionally finding someone to pester into making sure the story reads okay without sounding too odd in random places. I'm wildly insecure and neurotic about how my writing reads to other people, but I somehow still managed to gain enough confidence in myself to stop relying on betas. (With that in mind, one can only imagine how neurotic I used to be about writing...). I don't really have any notable horror OR dream stories about them though; I think I lucked out in that every person who's ever betaed for me turned out to be at least reasonable if not actively nice (without going above and beyond the call).

On the other hand, if one counts checking to make sure the story reads okay as beta work, then I have to say that [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris rocks for everything she's done to help with my Starsgard fics, and [livejournal.com profile] pau494 pretty much deserves a medal for everything she's done to help my Idiot fics along (including the GK/AI crossover).

THING THE THIRD - So I have a question for the Twits Twitter users among you, internets: I noticed (in the course of contemplating signing up) that Twitter wants your full name. Is there a way to keep this from displaying on your profile/information page where other people can see it? Do you get to choose a username later? I've been getting increasingly interested in acquiring a Twitter, but if it showed my full name then I would have to control so much of what I say (for weirdness, mostly) that there wouldn't really be any point. Halp?

Fuck, I wish I wasn't so paranoid *facepalm*

ETA: EXTRA THING - Have another music because emerald_skies is a giant ex-orch dork )

This post brought to you by The Gorgeous Ginger Sex Beast (who sums up how I feel about the video I posted quite nicely)

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