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IT'S SADLY NOT MY GK/AI CROSSOVER OR ANYTHING ELSE I'VE GOT GOING ON RN BUT IT'S A LITTLE HOCKEY FICLET TO HELP ME GET OVER MY USA MEN'S HOCKEY FEELS AND IT'S A THING AND I DON'T HATE IT AND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Title: #SochiProblems
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Rating: PG (for language I guess)
Summary: In which an elevator breaks down and gives Pat and Jonny the chance for a talk at least one of them desperately needs.
A/N: Inspired by my all my misery feels following the USA/Canada men's hockey semifinal and the trainwreck that was the bronze medal game this morning, and also by those moments when you're feeling awful but just barely holding it together until someone says just the right thing to make you completely fall apart.


Of all the hard things Jonny has had to deal with in his life, he decides that watching Pat slowly crumble during the bronze medal game against Finland is easily in the top 10. )

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"Life is a horizontal fall..." -- Jean Cocteau

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I'm in my Pathology class right now and I'm so effing bored that I may or may not be slowly losing my grip on reality somebody SAVE ME ARGH *facedesk* Of course, this may have to do with the fact that we're going over orthopedics and a lot of this is stuff I already know from my undergraduate degree.

On the bright side, I have my shiny new computer which is pretty damn awesome...even if the internet connection at school sucks. Ergo, boredom.

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"The pen is the tongue of the mind..." -- Horace

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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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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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"Life is a zoo in a jungle..." -- Peter De Vries

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Internets, I swear by the shiny metallic savior that I'm going to rupture something if the news calls Sandy a "historic/record breaking storm" one more time.

To the best of my recollection, news outlets all over everywhere didn't freak out this badly when Ike or Rita hit the Gulf coast (with much higher winds, mind you), but it's clearly the end of American civilization as we know it when the East coast gets some 70ish mph gusts. On the bright side, maybe this will shut up whoever wrote an op ed piece I read once about how the federal government should make us poor uneducated rubes in the South move somewhere else since we keep getting expensively pasted by hurricanes. I'm not even making this shit up.

All bitterness aside, I do hope all my flisties out in Yankeeland stay safe and take some courage from someone who knows how to hurricane; y'all are gonna be just fine. If we backwater country bumpkins can make it, then so can you.

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"Adversity is the first path to truth…" -- Lord Byron

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Cheers.

OH MY GOD

Oct. 18th, 2012 03:01 pm
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YOU GUYS, I'VE BEEN HAVING THE BEST FUCKING DAY EVER. Why, you ask?

Well, for starters, I FINISHED A FIC I HADN'T TOUCHED IN ALMOST A YEAR (especially relevant to [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n's interests *wink*). I MADE WORDS. I just need someone to look over them to make sure they don't utterly suck but that's neither here nor there because WOOOOOOORDS.

AND THEN THIS HAPPENED. )

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If I die of a fabulous-induced heart attack, it's all [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris's fault. Just sayin'.

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"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival..." -- C. S. Lewis

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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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Internets, I will never understand the rich and powerful as long as I live. Allow me to explain:

After seeing one of my rants on Facebook about being unemployed, the mother of one of my friends I met through Le Ex told me to call her and left me her number (so I did). Turns out she knows the chairman of the board of a big hospital where I live -- unsurprising, considering state judges like her have a lot of friends in high places -- so she asked me to come meet her in her office (which I did today). She and her legal clerks brainstormed a bunch of other people they knew who might be able to help me land a job and started setting a few wheels in motion to at least try to get me an interview.

To be clear, internets, I've basically only ever clapped eyes on this woman maybe five times in my entire life and she randomly friended me on Facebook after I went to her son's engagement party only a few months ago. We've played a lot of Words with Friends, but that's about the most contact we've had. I'm really bewildered by all this help and attention from someone who, by all logic, shouldn't even notice I exist, but...

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We'll see if it leads to anything. In the mean time, have a Chris Evans gif.

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"Better a tooth out than always aching..." -- Thomas Fuller

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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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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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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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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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Internets, I know I've gone on the more-than-occasional rant about how it often feels like the universe is out to get me but once in a while, every so often, things do go my way. Not often, mind you, but when it does happen it's usually pretty spectacular. Take today, for instance!

I was driving to my family's house from the house I've been tending for a family friend, and part of this trip involves going down a rather steep hill. Today, a rather impressively done up Dodge Charger started riding my bumper a few blocks before the hill and finally couldn't take it anymore when I started slowing down at the top; predictably, he raced past me down the hill. Why was I slowing down, you ask?

Because I knew there's usually a cop lurking at the bottom of said hill to catch people speeding. This jackass didn't, and he got totally nailed by the speed trap. I basically reacted like this and then waved cheerfully as I drove past them:

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Ahahahahaha, enjoy your big fat ticket, dipshit

Remember, kids, patience and situational awareness can be beautiful, beautiful things.

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"Though lovers be lost love shall not…" -- Dylan Thomas

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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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"He that hopes no good fears no ill..." -- Thomas Fuller

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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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So, for the Sons of Anarchy fans out there, a girl I went to high school with (but never spoke to all that much) went into acting after she graduated and recently landed an upcoming role on the show. She posted this on her Facebook today:

"wardrobe: "do you have any tattoos? we might need to cover for tomorrow?"
me: "two very small ones on my wrist."
wardrobe: "oh the shackles might cover that."

...stay tuned"

…I have so many questions. So many, many questions.

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"Normal is in the eye of the beholder…" -- Whoopi Goldberg

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Internets, a rather unsettling realization occurred to me today:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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P.S. - I need a gif of Esper crying captioned "#feelingz", I have a feeling (ha!) it would come in handy in a lot of posts
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I only just realized that I forgot to mention how I've seen The Hunger Games twice now and it keeps giving me ALL THE #FEELINGZ

I can't remember all of the thoughts I had about it so for now I'll just leave a couple of pics/gifs of Josh Hutcherson here to squee about since I find him fucking disgustingly adorable.

There's a joke about buns in ovens in here somewhere… )

Alas, that's all I've got for the moment, so anyone who wants to donate their own pics/gifs/videos is welcome to do so. It says a great deal about his performance that he managed to convert a former diehard Gale fangirl into a Peeta fangirl (and a JHutch fangirl, of course).

So, flisties, what did y'all think? Does anyone else have ALL THE #FEELINGZ about it and want to vent? I need someone to squee and handflap with. In the mean time, have some Wilson Bethel to flesh out (ha!) this mancandy post a bit more.

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"To rule is easy, to govern difficult…" -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Cheers.

P.S. - I'm midway through re-reading Catching Fire and holy shit I forgot how much the story of how Peeta falls for Katniss pulls at my hopeless romantic heartstrings *sigh*

P.P.S. - I should have some fic ready for y'all this week once I get off my poor overworked ass and finish addressing [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle's beta comments \o/
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Internets, I've been getting a lot of telemarketing type calls to my cell phone lately, and this morning I decided I'd finally had enough.

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

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

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

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

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Cheers.

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

P.P.S. - Is it me or does this song seem to anyone else like it'd be just perfect for a fic? Maybe something in a nice, angsty Tunny/Will or something *ponders* Hmmm....
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Internets, I love football, and I live in a state that is internationally known for its stereotypical love of football, but can I just go on record and say that I think New York throwing a ticker tape parade because the Giants won the Super Bowl is fucking ridiculous?

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They won the SUPER BOWL, not World War fucking Three, this shit just makes me tired.

Here, have a cute gif to make up for me and my #feelingz (and the extreme lack of Stark up in this post) )

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"He hadn't a single redeeming vice..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.

P.S. - Apologies to any Giants fans out there on my flist, this just...touched a nerve. Or something.

P.P.S. - I've only seen Season 1 of Mad Men but, at a coworker's behest, I've decided to watch it all (including re-watching Season 1) on Netflix. Am starting to see why he claims I remind him of Joan for reasons other than the red hair and the fact that our body types are almost identical...

P.P.P.S. - Does anyone else find Eli Manning unbearably obnoxious and punchable just on general principle? Or is it just me and my anger issues?

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