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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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For a bit of background, patients at my internship frequently bring their small, rambunctious children with them to their appointments (which I understand, daycare is expensive and blah fuckin' blah). I am frequently tasked with making sure said children don't brain themselves with a medicine ball or cause untold property damage with free weights, that sort of thing.

Three things I learned from my physical therapy internship today:

1) If there is a potentially dangerous object in a room, any unattended small children present will immediately locate and fixate on said object
2) The more dangerous the object, the more small children will cry/fuss when you attempt to remove them from harm's way
3) After this afternoon, I'm 99% sure I'm never having children. Ever. Or, at the very least, not without ready access to tranquilizer darts.

This was me by the end of the day:
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Ugh.

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"If youth knew; if age could…" -- Sigmund Freud

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Cheers.

P.S. - To make up for the whining, have some fic I did.
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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.

H'OKAY, SO.

Jan. 7th, 2012 04:15 pm
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LET'S TALK ABOUT The Devil Inside, SHALL WE?

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I think my immediate reaction the second the credits started rolling is pretty telling in itself: "*blink blink* That's it?! OH COME ON."

Allow me to elaborate (cut for spoilers) )

I hope the (inevitable) sequel handles its storylines a bit more deftly, there's potential for some interesting concepts and it'd be a shame to keep wasting said potential.

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"Be happy. It's one way of being wise..." -- Colette

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Cheers.
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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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All right, so I've been mainlining Law & Order: Special Victims Unit all afternoon to try to distract myself from the general suck of RL at the moment. In the middle of watching an episode about some shenanigans going down at a sex/swingers club, I realized someone looked kind of familiar...

This makes the second cast member I've seen on SVU... )

Does this make anyone else think of and/or want threesome/foursome/moresome fic, or is it just me? Anyone?

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Internets: *collectively side-eyes me*

Just me? All righty then. I now return you to your regularly scheduled internetting.

Cheers.

P.S. - For any Sons of Anarchy fans out there on my flist (I can think of at least a couple), Opie was in this one too. THREE-WAY FANDOM COLLISION AHOY.
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Just dropping in to say that I posted more of [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle's and my Nate makes a deal with the devil fic (as written for [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar). And by "more" I mean something like 10,000 words -- seriously, I busted the comment character limit three times before I got all that shit balanced out right. Enjoy! (Also, in terms of triggers, be advised that one or two parts talk of suicide).

It's official, every fic I touch grows into an unwieldy, massive behemoth. WHY CAN I NOT WRITE SHORT FIC? *headscreen*

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"You may delay, but time will not..." -- Benjamin Franklin

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Cheers.

P.S. - I just spent the last two hours of my lab period analyzing 20 cardiac/pulmonary/metabolic risk factor case studies in detail. I think I actually felt my brain trying to crawl out of my ears in a desperate bid for freedom at one point. GUH.
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THING THE FIRST: Dear university athletic training program director,

Remember how you said my biggest failing was that I needed to work on my people skills? Well I have some news for you; one client I saw at work today was the third person who told me they made a point of booking me specifically. Each of my "regulars" (in different words) said they liked me enough to book me again because I'm a) a good teacher, b) encouraging/nice/funny, and c) patient. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that sounds to me like I have pretty good people skills.

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Just sayin'.

--[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies (who might still be a little bitter about being rejected twice...)


THING THE SECOND: Remember that test I mentioned having on Tuesday that I was convinced I flunked? Well....here are my grades for that class:

Exam 1 (with approx. one week of studying): 75
Exam 2 (with approx. one week of studying): 82
Exam 3 (the one I mislabeled on my calendar) (with one night of studying): ....91

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW MY BRAIN WORKS OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT I AM CLEARLY SOME SORT OF GENIUS.

THING THE SECOND (PART TWO): Apparently my grade is the reason the professor didn't grade on a curve for this exam. I am THAT student, the curve-wrecking cyborg, for once in my life.


So yeah, between those two things (and other little insignificant victories), things actually sort of looked up today. Here's hoping it's the start of a trend, yeah?


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"Perfection itself is imperfection..." -- Vladimir Horowitz (...*headsplode*)

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Cheers.

P.S. - I watched whatever Glee episode "Pot o' Gold" was and spent the whole episode battling the urge to squee and smish Rory and his stupid adorable FAAAAAAAAAAAACE. That is all.
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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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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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"Great art picks up where nature ends..." -- Marc Chagall

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Cheers.
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Okay, so iPhones are pretty much the coolest thing ever. I've been noodling around with mine pretty much nonstop since I got it yesterday, and have already resigned myself to the fact that it's probably going to utterly destroy any hope I had of doing productive things this year.

No regrets though, because it's JUST THAT MOTHERFUCKING COOL.
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If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. It is so choice [/Ferris Bueller reference]

In other news, IT'S RAINING. Like, really raining, in a way it hasn't done in MONTHS. Fucking droughts, man, how do they work? I almost went outside to gawk up at the sky like turkeys supposedly do when it's raining.

Finally, I have a question for the more technologically oriented among you -- who the fuck do I have to kill to get a decent American Idiot iPhone wallpaper? I've been trying to make this happen since yesterday and it's amazingly difficult (or I'm just amazingly stupid and am missing a perfectly obvious solution). Halp?

(I did make my own Idiot ringtones though -- I now hear Stark's lovely voice every time I have a phone call *dreamy sigh*)

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"Fear makes us feel our own humanity..." -- Benjamin Disraeli

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Cheers.
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Welp, I just discovered that Glee now starts right as my Tuesday shift at work ends.

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So much for going to the watch-along posts again.

I wish RL would stop taking fandom from me, it's a lot cheaper than my fucking $800/hour shrink and works a whole lot better at keeping me from having a complete fucking meltdown. On the other hand, I now have a newfound respect for those of y'all who do the regular nine-to-five-like-a-motherfucking-adult thing and yet still have the time to be active in at least one fandom (if not several). Color me impressed, y'all.

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"I always entertain great hopes..." -- Robert Frost

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Cheers.

P.S. - I'm still sick. STILL. Can someone tell me what breathing normally is like? I dimly remember it being pretty rad...
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And found this on one of the appointment forms.

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As a bonus, this is for a paper in a senior/fourth-year level class.

At first, I was like this
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And now I'm just like this
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Words fail me. Well, besides HOW DO PEOPLE LIKE THIS PASS UNIVERSITY? *headscreen*

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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Update on the Cardiac Stress Testing Lab o' Doom: The prof emailed me back and said that I'll still have to run at least the first couple of stages of the test, but that instead of making me push until I hit my max heart rate, I'll only have to do about half that (translation: easy). Mercifully, she seemed very understanding instead of dismissing my paranoia out of hand (like I was afraid she was going to), so all's well that ends well in that respect.

In other news, the movers are coming on Saturday. I've barely started packing and Le Boyfriend hasn't started at all. I don't have the spoons to handle all this shit by myself and deal with my classes, but I'm not sure how to bring this up to him without turning into a crying, ranting mess.

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This is why two lazy people (one of whom also happens to be crazy) dating/living together can occasionally cause problems. Hell, not only do I not have the spoons to deal with all this extra crap, I barely have enough in me to get out of bed and go to class these days.

Urgh, sorry to mope at y'all, I promise I usually try not to do this too often. Please feel free to spam me with mancandy or silly gifs or whatever, any little bit of cheering up would help at this point.

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"Only the educated are free..." -- Epictetus

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Cheers.

P.S. - I've been meaning to add some of y'all on Twitter because you keep coming up in my "Who To Follow" thingy, so don't freak out if any of you are suddenly followed by @AlleyCat_Allie -- that's just me.
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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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Sweet Raptor Jesus.

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WHY IS IT NOT JANUARY YET?

(Also, I might just cry if this show sucks so bad that the PTB wind up yanking it after only a few episodes...)

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"When in doubt, do it..." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Cheers.

P.S. - Oh my lord Jesus there's a trailer -- a trailer that, if my eyes don't deceive me, involves Stark tackling a guy with a bat. I LOVE THIS SHOW ALREADY.
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So I finished catching up on True Blood last night, and I have some things to say -- #feelingz, if you will.

Cut for spoilers or capslock or...gifs or something... )

I'll try to get caught up on Glee sometime this week so I can post a similar overall list of thoughts/feelings, for lack of actual detailed episode-by-episode reaction posts. Anyone who hasn't given up on the show yet is welcome to share thoughts of your own, I'd be most curious to hear them.

That being said, I just have a letter to mention and then I'm spent:

Dear jackass,



I don't know about you, but *I* thought watching you wipe out on your crappy BMX reject bike (after almost running me over with it on my way to class) was pretty fucking funny. Call me mean spirited or whatever, but it pretty much made my day. Thanks for the laughs!



--[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


I swear to Raptor Jesus, I'm getting so sick of bikers/skaters almost running my ass over on the way to class; I'm actively considering bringing a cane or some other sort of blunt instrument along with me to bludgeon/clothesline any more that decide I have less of a right to the sidewalk than they do.

(Why yes, I do have some violent impulses, why do you ask?)

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

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Cheers.

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