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Title: Learn to Block
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing: Pre-/Implied Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews (depending on how you look at it)
Rating: PG
Summary: In which a bad night against the Blues shows Kaner and Jonny rather unexpected sides of each other.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris, my favorite enabler, who talked me into writing this in the first place and graciously helped me tease a germ of an idea into...this. I'm still a newbie to hockey fandom and to hockey in general, so this is probably hand-wavey as fuck and all dents and dings are definitely mine.

Jonny's not normally one to believe in conspiracies most of the time... )

(For non-hockey fans who are curious, this is Patrick Kane and this is Jonathan Toews and behavior like this is why I wrote something I didn't totally hate for the first time in several months).

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"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.
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Stark Sands? In my ONTD?

It's more likely than you think.

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Who are all these other Stark fangirls there (I thought there were maybe five of us tops) and why don't I know them?



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"Confine yourself to the present..." -- Marcus Aurelius

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Cheers.

P.S. - What exactly is happening with Inside Llewyn Davis? Is this going to be another one of those damn movies I want to see that only comes out in New York and L.A.?

P.P.S. - ...Why can't I stop looking at that picture they have of him?

EDIT: Awwww, he was worried people would be put off by Tunny? I loved the shit out of Tunny (and still do, even). Bless his stupidly adorable heart.
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You guys, I was catching up on Hart of Dixie last night and, by grave misfortune, I wound up watching this part at five in the morning and almost suffocated from trying to laugh quietly.

I desperately need gifs of the first 35 seconds of this video in my life. DESPERATELY. )

It brightened my day and keeps brightening my day, which is important because my days are in thundering need of some serious brightening lately. It's high-larious and also treats me to the delectable view of Scott Porter's upper body practically Hulking out of his suit jacket.

Also I would sell at least two limbs to see Stark do this. I'm just saying.

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"Freedom lies in being bold..." -- Robert Frost

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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.
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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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"The future will be better tomorrow…" -- Dan Quayle

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

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Internets, because I'm bored as hell and have been having a pretty strenuous last week and a half, have another mancandy post.

Post ALL THE JOSH )

Dude, I don't even care that I'm like 3 years older than he is, let the perving party continue!
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God help me I even love his adorkable awkward white boy dancing

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"Hatred is blind, as well as love…" -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.

ETA because SWEET HOLY RAPTOR SAVIOR, DAT LOOK (x2!) )
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So Le Boyfriend is at the DMV since his license expires on his birthday (which is in two days) and I just thought I'd post this little text exchange we had so y'all have some idea of what I live with:

Le Boyfriend: At what point does boredom become murderous psychosis?
Me: Usually right around when you start visualizing how many people you could kill before someone finally took you down. Wouldn't recommend a killing spree though, DMV has state troopers and state troopers have guns
[…]
Le Boyfriend: The key to an effective and efficient murder spree is proper planning. Aim for the troopers first

….The sad thing is this is actually fairly normal as our conversations go.

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That being said, have this pic looleebelle sent me of Stark looking all of 16 years old )

Finally, just because I'm a huge movie nerd (and a closet English nerd), have this hilarious video Le Sibling sent me: Pulp Shakespeare (YOU KNOW YOU'RE CURIOUS) )

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"Go with the best you've got…" -- Al Lopez

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Cheers.
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Y'all, I just found Le Boyfriend eating a sandwich with bread two weeks past its expiration date. He seemed supremely unbothered when I pointed this out. Why, you ask?

"It doesn't have any mold on it"

At first I was like
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But then I
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It's official, I live with a hobo.

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"I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed..." -- Robert Frost

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Cheers.

P.S. - I'll be honest, I threw in the Stark gif so y'all could have some pretty to balance out the gross. Hope it helps.
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H'OKAY, internets, for those of you who haven't seen it yet (or can't due to country restrictions, blah blah blah), I took some screen caps of this NYC 22 featurette video...thingy

Cut to prevent autoplay )

[livejournal.com profile] looleebelle was ranting about how she couldn't see it, so I very nicely capped certain *ahem* pertinent sections for her -- and for y'all!

Complete with my usual flaily/capslocky commentary (liquid warning, obviously) )

I tried to get the least derpy shots of Stark that I possibly could but, amusingly, wound up getting amazingly derpy shots of everyone else in the process.

I'm theoretically supposed to be studying for a quiz I have tomorrow, but...
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"By words the mind is winged..." -- Aristophanes

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GOOD LORD

Feb. 6th, 2012 04:58 pm
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So I just saw this video Glee posted on Facebook....

Cut for spoilers and general WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN (also, liquid warning, seriously) )

Y'all, WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? I...I...

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My congratulations to you, Ryan Murphy, for some truly epic trolling. FAIR PLAY TO YOU, SIR.

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"Anything too stupid to be said is sung..." -- Voltaire (how spookily appropriate...)

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Cheers.

P.S. - So, [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle wrote some fucking amazing GK/AI crossover zombie AU (yes, you read that correctly) fic and I just thought I'd put that out because more things like this need to exist. I LOVE IT LIKE BURNING AND Y'ALL WILL TOO. THAT IS ALL.
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So, internets, one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone requires me to do something regardless of what special circumstances I might have to deal with (i.e. how my university seems to assume ALL students who go there live in the area and not, say, 250 miles away like I do, and then schedule accordingly). Recently, one of my classes touched that particular nerve.

RANT THE FIRST: In which emerald_skies rants about a class project )

Aaand another rant about how fucking obsessed Americans are with their cars (aka RANT THE SECOND) )

Yeah yeah, whine whine whine, my life is so hard, etc., I just had to get that off my chest.

On a much less whinge-tastic (and much more random note), I was told today that it's possible for a person to be allergic to caffeine. Seriously. As someone who basically can't function without enough caffeine in her system to start a Starbucks franchise, my reaction was (understandably) something like this:

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Sheesh, I think I just figured out what my own personal tenth circle of hell would look like *shudder*

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"Don't find a fault, find a remedy..." -- Henry Ford

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Cheers.

P.S. - I just remembered I still need to beta fics for two people....*sobs quietly against computer screen*
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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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1) I'm basically the best friend ever. Why, you ask? Well, Drake is coming to my uni to do a concert and I used my student discount/priority powers to snag two floor seats for a RL friend of mine (17th row which, considering the wait and the size of the venue, is pretty damn good). These seats cost me almost $100 WITH A DISCOUNT )

I think it's safe to say I pretty much own her forever, y/y?

2) So I started my internship at a nearby university (not mine) PT clinic yesterday. I got to meet an interesting cast of characters, but the most notable in my eyes was this lady who had advanced diabetes (one of her reasons for coming was related weakness in hands/feet) and handed us a FOUR PAGE LIST of the medications she was currently taking. My supervisor later said there were twenty three of them.

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Now, this lady had three or four different doctors, but WHO THE FUCK TAKES TWENTY THREE DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS?! It's only by the grace of Raptor Jesus and 5+ years of clinical experience that I didn't just look at her and say "Christ, lady, no wonder you say you feel like shit."

3) Due to some unexpected shifting in my otherwise-hellishly busy schedule, I discovered yesterday that I now get Fridays off every week for the rest of this semester. No class, no job, no internship, bupkis. What does this mean, you ask?

IT MEANS I GET TO INTERNET MORE, THAT'S WHAT \o/

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Aaaand that's it. Clearly my life is fascinating. Stay tuned for a reaction post to the Glee ep "Yes/No" and THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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"Ring out the false, ring in the true..." -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Cheers.

P.S. - I keep having to make a conscious effort to spell "feelings" with an s instead of a z when talking to people who aren't [livejournal.com profile] pau494 or [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle. I think this is definitely a sign I need to get off Twitter and stop stalking Esper -- well, that and the fact that I keep using hashtag jokes in non-Twitter spaces.

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