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Did anyone else watch the Tony awards last night? Because I did and on the whole it was pretty good and Kinky Boots won a gazillion things just like I wanted it to. Alas, Stark didn't win (the nomination is still nice, though), but Billy Porter's acceptance speech melted my heart into a little puddle of feelings so I wasn't even mad really. Plus Stark winked at the camera. No joke.

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HIS FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

I know, I know, priorities, BUT STILL. I'M JUST SAYING.

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"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." -- Arthur Ashe

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Cheers.

BONUS EDIT: Of all the pictures not to need a douchey Instagram filter... )
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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.
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STARK IS ALIVE AND REHEARSING FOR KINKY BOOTS BUT WHO CARES ABOUT THAT BECAUSE HE'S ALIIIIIIVE!

HE HAS HAIR AND HE'S SO SKINNY AND I STILL LOVE HIS STUPID FAAAAAAACE )

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I NEED A MINUTE.

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"Adventure is worthwhile..." -- Aesop

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Cheers.
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Random philosophical questions that have crossed my mind recently:

1) Okay, so we know that when a (closeted) gay guy goes out with a woman to try to look extra heterosexual, that woman is called a beard. What's the male equivalent? (Like, if a closeted gay woman goes out with a man to look extra straight). Is there a name for that?

2) When did Bon Iver suddenly become such a huge deal? I'd never even heard of them except for a tangential mention in some Stark interview (shut up, I know I'm a sad, pathetic fangirl for remembering that) and suddenly they're EVERYWHERE. Obviously, the hipsters are taking over.

3) Why is Charlie Sheen still a thing? Did he do something extra wacky and insane recently that I missed?


In other news, [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill hosted a themed recs post for crossovers and someone rec'ed the batfic!

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This makes me absurdly happy, moreso than it probably should. Remember that I have a tiny, fragile ego when it comes to any sort of fanfic that I do anything for (either on my own or in a collaborative capacity), so people rec'ing anything I worked on sort of makes my week.


Finally, I'm composing a list of movies I need/want to see (and possibly review) this summer. So far, I've got...

Thor
Priest
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Hanna
Scream 4 (am going to have to Redbox/Netflix/pirate this, evidently)
X-Men: First Class (it's probably going to be hilariously awful, but I cannot resist the sexy siren song of James McAvoy)
Green Lantern (mostly because Le Boyfriend is going to drag me to see it whether I like it or not)
Captain America: The First Avenger (see above)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Not to mention the other movie review posts I have that I'm supposed to do at some point (like 2012 *sigh*). Any other suggestions? Between my junior physical therapist duties and my summer classes, I'm going to be really, spectacularly bored this summer, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

And now back to desperately trying to unfuck my creative muse and waiting pathetically for January so The 2-2 can start and I can have an excuse to fangirl on a weekly basis. Ta!

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"As the twig is bent the tree inclines..." -- Virgil

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Cheers.
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Ahoy-hoy, internets! I'm not dead, I was just off re-charging my metaphorical batteries since I took (and aced) my last final on Friday morning. Lots and lots of sleep and working on fic (progress has been made on both the AI costume!fic and the GK/AI crossover) and generally enjoying my utter lack of university-related obligations for the next three(ish) weeks.

Anyway, in the course of noodling around on my flist (as I am wont to do), I stumbled across (and shamelessly stole) this article about the "secret sex lives of teachers" (*eyeroll*) that, among other things, mentions teachers writing "online fan fiction -- everything from Harry Potter slash to naughty renderings of Jane Austen." That's a verbatim quote, btw.

The overall tone of the article appears to be very "Who cares?" (provided that the extracurricular activities are legal and not hurting anyone), which pleases me, but the information it offers -- rather than the opinions of the writer herself -- is rather...um...worrisome (even for me).

I have no desire to be a teacher (as a matter of fact, I would be spectacularly awful at it), but part of the process of moving up the food chain in the athletic training world involves at least a bit of working at high schools, so I could theoretically be under similar scrutiny some day. I deliberately make it virtually impossible to connect the dots between my fandom life and my real life, but the internet keeps coming up with new and exciting ways to stalk people these days, so I might not be as well-concealed as I originally thought. Oh well, I have some time between now and when I would be working in high schools, so who knows? Maybe things will calm down a bit between now and then.

Also, as a tangentially related side note, it sort of cracks me up to imagine what those hyperactive paranoid parents would think if they knew that some of their kids (*coughs and raises hand*) were probably writing similarly raunchy -- if not even raunchier -- fic than their teachers. I can't decide if they would write it off as kids being kids or if they would freak out even worse because they would see it as the big bad internets corrupting their precious babies.

Thoughts from you, internets? I know at least a couple of flisters have talked about teaching, but this could possibly reach out into more career fields than that.

ETA: OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD.

OH MY GOD.

I THINK ROOKIES THE 2-2 IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

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"No pressure, no diamonds..." -- Thomas Carlyle

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Cheers.
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You know you've stopped giving a fuck about finals when you finish a 110 question multiple choice exam in just under an hour (this was for Abnormal Psych, in which I have a 97 average -- I could literally have skipped the final and still made a B). All that remains now is my Sociology final tomorrow (which is largely common sense) and my Sports Psych final on Friday (which is open note). Let the not giving a fuck continue!

But enough about my school work, it bores the hell out of me so I can't even imagine what it does to y'all. MOVING ON.

So, according to certain sources (scroll down to the CBS section), it appears that the odds of Rookies getting picked up (and running) are actually pretty good. Which, of course, means we fangirls stand a good chance of getting this on our T.V. screens on a weekly basis:

TAKE ME AWAY, OFFICER )

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Lawd have mercy, pictures like that make a glamorous life of crime seem unbelievably tempting. And just think, if the show gets picked up then we'll have even more pictures like this one (or gifs, even....*_____*)

Unfortunately, that's really all I have for the moment since my life is currently going through a spectacularly boring period (and my muse is struggling a bit, so I can't even post fic to compensate). Oh well, maybe I'll do a lyrics challenge or a movie quote challenge at some point soon (I noticed the movie thing has been making the rounds again).

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"A loving heart is the truest wisdom..." -- Charles Dickens

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Cheers.
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So, internets, remember how I mentioned that Le Boyfriend and I have acquired a kitten (that my neighbors are currently petsitting)? And how I said I would post pictures? Welp, here they are!

'That's twice this month that you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off' 'Three times!'... )

So that's Le Boyfriend's and my new kitty, circa 10ish weeks old (if my neighbor's estimate of her age was correct). I know my RL posts on here can be kind of dull, but hopefully the adorable bb!kitty kind of makes up for it. In terms of fandom, work is slowly (but surely) continuing on my GK/AI crossover and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n should be getting back from traveling soon so the vamp!fic will also (hopefully) be coming out of hiatus sometime this week. Stay tuned!

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"By words the mind is winged..." -- Aristophanes

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Cheers.
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Morale has been lagging a bit today (both mine and some of y'all's) so, with that in mind, I decided to stop by and drop off my favorite cheering up video:

Yes, it's adorable and no, it doesn't involve Stark (it does involve clouded leopards though!) )

All together now: Awwwwwwwwww.

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"The poet doesn't invent, he listens..." -- Jean Cocteau

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Cheers.
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There is a distinct possibility that a certain green-eyed Texan a) might be coming back to T.V. and b) doing so in a police uniform.

My reaction thus far:

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When does it start?!

So, what do y'all think? I know I've sat through some otherwise crappy stuff because he was in it (Shall We Dance?, anyone?) so I'm all for it, but some among you might be less patient than me.

(I'm a compulsive Law & Order (and SVU) addict, this wouldn't be the first ridiculous cop drama I've watched)

Or, for those among you who are just as intrigued as I am, please feel free to drool in the comments over the glorious mental picture this pilot proposes.

ETA: Also tossing in this meme that I gacked from [livejournal.com profile] spirited_lizard

Post a sentence (or two or a paragraph) from as many of your WIPs as you want, with no explanation attached.

I have three in progress...(warning: one includes domestic violence) )

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"Liberation is not deliverance..." -- Victor Hugo

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Cheers.
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HOLY SHIT.

HOLY SHIT.

MY COUSIN* KNOWS STARK MOTHERFUCKING SANDS. LIKE, ACTUALLY KNOWS HIM.

How I found this out:

I was chatting with her at Christmas dinner (part 2) and she asked me about the things I did in New York. So I was telling her about American Idiot...

Awesomest cousin ever: Oh, I have a friend from USC who's in that.
Me: ...you don't say. Who?
ACE: His name is Stark, Stark Sands
My brain/face/everything: SYSTEM MOTHERFUCKING FAILURE.
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So I explained how I'd been there to see him and actually met him and after the usual "He's cute, isn't he? *knowing grin*", she explained that he'd been two years ahead of her and lived in the frat house two houses down from her sorority (or something like that, I was freaking out enough by this point that I might have crossed a wire somewhere). I got the impression that they still talk from time to time.

I love this cousin anyway because she's always a blast to talk to, but y'all can bet there will be some serious grilling about this in the future.

HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT

Ahem. I need to calm down and start coming up with non-flaily capslocky things to ask her about what he is/was like. God, I don't even know where to start (I'm still in the "flaily hands and high-pitched noises" stage). WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS INFORMATION HOLYCRAP.

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"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing..." -- Mark Twain

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Cheers.

* - This is the late-twenty-something one who lives in L.A. and works for the Academy (as in the people who do the Oscars). Because of said job with the Academy, she knows tons of people for work reasons as opposed to actually being friends with them (so the key if she says she knows someone is to ask HOW she knows them -- different answers carry different weight).
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Soooo just because today is the day I actually get to meet him, I thought I'd throw in a practice Stark post with a few of my favorites from a certain birthday picspam I found just now ;)

Hot enough to get its own post )

Stay tuned for a post containing the real thing! ;)

Cheers.
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NEW YORKERS ([livejournal.com profile] pjvilar or otherwise), I NEED YOUR HELP

Can any of you recommend a good sushi/teriyaki place in the city? All it needs is to not be outrageously expensive and, once again, subway line friendly would be good but isn't a must.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated (I know there are a gazillion restaurant guides out there on the interwebs but I figured I'd ask y'all as well).

In the mean time, I'll just be over here freaking out that I get to see THIS in 48ish hours

At the center of the Earth in the parking lot / of the 7-11 where I was taught... )

OhmyGod, y'all, I can't even...just...
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And now, PACKING LIKE MAD.

Cheers.
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BREAKING NEWS: Evidently, Yahoo is shutting down Delicious.com (aka the bookmarking site I know a few of you use). Those of y'all with accounts might wanna consider backing up your shit ASAP.

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Today was the first Thursday in quite sometime in which I didn't have to wake up at 6 a.m. (for my godawful 7 a.m. lab class). I actually got to sleep until noon, I was so happy I almost cried. Which might possibly be a sign of how stressed I've been recently. *ahem*

All right, so, I've worked out some possible dates/times for the Die Mommie Die watch post in [livejournal.com profile] stark_sands (details here for those who didn't know/forgot). I'm posting them here first so a fresh pair of eyes can tell me if there's anything wrong with these dates/times before I make a poll out of them and post to the comm itself. I don't see any problems, but I could easily be missing something.

Here be ideas )

This is also, of course, assuming I don't fail horribly at timezone conversions...

Also, in the midst of procrastinating on my NYC packing, I've been kicking around the possible idea of a Starsgard vampire AU (something about Alex playing a vampire on T.V. but Stark actually being one amuses me immensely). So, fellow fangirls; good idea? Horrible idea? Or should I just shut up, get off the internet, and pack my shit?


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Cheers.

P.S. - Forgot to mention that I went to see Voyage of the Dawn Treader avec Le Boyfriend the other day. A few things:

1) I think Edmund is doomed to be gangly and awkward in perpetuity. I wonder if the actor is really like that or if it's just spectacular acting.
2) Eustace was far more enjoyable after he foolishly touched the huge, suspicious pile of gold.
3) I couldn't help but notice that Ben Barnes was trying subtly to morph into Aragorn. It was the hair and the mysterious disappearance of his Spanish-esque accent, I think.
4) There should be some law against having people who aren't Eddie Izzard doing the voice of Reepicheep.

P.P.S. - TWO DAYS UNTIL NEW YORK hfjkslhjfkrlshjgkljdksgnjrdhjliwouiohrkmnvmlkdh
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What has two thumbs, red hair, and an 81 on the Exercise Physiology test she was sure she failed?

THIS GIRL, THAT'S WHO!

I might actually manage to keep a C in this class -- which means my GPA won't tank like I thought it was going to -- and the New York trip is in 18 days (due to a very long story, we're leaving on the morning of the 18th instead of the evening of the 17th).

I just have to get through the next two and a half weeks of my own personal ninth circle of academic Hell first.

BUT WHO CARES? I'M NOT GONNA FAIL! fjdklajgkadjtklhjkglfjdauwietlkmd Please excuse me while I boogaloo.

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Oh dancing soldier, you punctuate the gleeful moments of my life so well. Get down with your bad self!

Also, I just spent the last five and a half hours helping my severely dyslexic study buddy (from Sports Nutrition) set up/write two major papers. Two things:

a) Oh God my brain hurts (she's smart, but jfc she can't write worth a damn).
b) I really hope I get some insanely awesome karma points for this.

How nice she was to me about my help made everything better though :)

All in all, it's been a strange day. Since I was begged to do more tutoring of the same study buddy tomorrow and Thursday (and possibly Friday) and I have a paper of my own that I'm supposed to be working on, things might get a bit slack around here (except to post more Batfic and/or Starsgard fic to break the monotony).

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Cheers.

P.S. - Dear Ex. Phys. professor,

What was with that funny look you gave me after you handed my test back? I refuse to believe that you've been teaching for thirty years and have never in all that time seen a student do a victory dance before.

Just sayin',
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Happy Thanksgiving, internets (even to those of you who don't celebrate it). For lack of any fic or other interesting things to post, I give y'all this:

In which the Idiots play the Macy's parade (and certain cast members look particularly adorable) )

I'm still boggling that I get to go see this in less than a month. LESS THAN A MONTH thrjkdlgjkfdlgjk

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...*ahem*

Off to resume clogging my arteries and yelling at the T.V. (ahh college football) \o/

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"We fear the thing we want the most..." -- Robert Anthony

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Cheers.
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Howdy do, internets! I have something of a surprise for y'all (well, for the GK fangirls and fic readers, anyway).

More batfic!

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 9)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n and [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Summary: In which the chips don't quite come down like our heroes expect, and Brad and Nate spend a morning getting to know each other better.

The soft crackle of the radio wakes Brad up immediately... )

Apologies for the wait, I hope this part makes up for it :) Comments (of any length) are welcome and encouraged and, as usual, enjoy!

Cheers.
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OhmyGodohmyGodohmyGod

Internets, this is actually happening. The New York trip is no longer a pipe dream.

We have plane tickets (leave in the evening on 12/17, come back in the afternoon on 12/21).

American Idiot is no longer a pipe dream. Le Boyfriend and I have tickets for the evening of the 18th in Row E of the orchestra section.

Which, unless I'm greatly misinterpreting the seating chart (which is entirely possible), sounds suspiciously like the fifth row.

OhmyGod. Excuse me while I boogaloo!

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WHY IS IT STILL ONLY NOVEMBER GAH.

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"Wisdom comes by disillusionment..." -- George Santayana

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Cheers.

P.S. - Anyone interested in meeting up? Any suggestions on things we should do? We're already doing a museum crawl, American Idiot, and Avenue Q., but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Ohmygod, y'all, I finally just saw the video of ASkars's acceptance speech for Best Horror Actor at the Scream Awards.

Cut to protect flist formatting )

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HE'S SO PRECIOUS AND FREAKISHLY HUGE I CAN'T EVEN-- JUST-- DAAAAHHH *flappy hands of fangirlish squee*

Also, o hai there scruffy!ASkars *__*

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Cheers.
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So, internets, I've decided I'm going to ramble about Tom Hardy and, tangentially, Inception (which I have yet to see for reasons that will be discussed in this post) as a way to pass time while I wait for my sleeping pill to kick in.

It all started with this secret over in [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets

Part 1: In which the author realizes something important about Tom Hardy (and herself) )


Part 2: Reasons why I have yet to see Inception even though everyone and their mom seems to love it )

Finally, I'm in the process of cooking up some sort of entertaining post (even if it's just a pic/gifspam) in honor of the fact that it's Stark's birthday today (after a moment of "I feel like there's a birthday I'm missing", I looked it up and lo and behold...)

For the moment? Spam the fuck out of this post accordingly. Here, I'll start... )

Happy birthday, Stark. Please keep being your usual awesome self <3

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"The only way round is through..." -- Robert Frost

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Cheers.

ETA: Internets, I just saw a girl in the university gym (where I'm waiting for my next class) wearing a black velvet cape hugged tightly around herself. Hand to God, I can't make shit like this up.

***Edit 2*** A little surprise!handporn for my fellow fangirls )
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In order to soothe my poor spirit, battered as it was by this shit-tastic day, and the struggling spirits of other Stark fangirls wherever they may be....

I give you this )

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*siiiiiiiiiigh*

Hope that brightened someone else's day. It's sure doing wonders for mine :)

Cheers.

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