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Nasty, Tricksy Hobbitses (And a few REALLY Hot Dwarves)

Went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey this afternoon. It was a highly enjoyable movie. It wasn't Lord of the Rings, but you could tell just as much work and devotion went into this as the first trilogy.

But I gotta say, in my tiny, shrunken, fangirl heart? The thing I loved most?

Kili and Fili.

I cannot tell a lie. Those two are mighty easy on the eyes, yes, they are. I mean, I loved Aiden Turner before he got dwarfized, but the archer thing? And the artistically mussed hair? Oh yeah. (Okay, and the part where they totally actually seemed to care about Bilbo the entire time unlike Thorin I'manass over there? That part was cool, too.)

Overall very pleased. We'll see where they take this in the next movie.




I want fic now, though. Can haz fic nao?

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Mark- wanna dance?

So... yeah

I'm probably way too tired to make an effective post, but here we go.

Thanks to the wonderful and amazing nina_vendredi (damn, did I spell that right? Why'd you have to change your name to be all confusing? Do you know how long it took me to remember how to spell rhosyn_du?) I now have an AO3 account! Wheeeeeeee. Nothing posted yet, cause I just got back, but I'll get around to it eventually. I'm corellianrogue over there, too.

But more importantly, just got back from seeing the Vienna Boys Choir. Their encore was Bohemian Rhapsody. They also did a couple Billy Joel songs, and let me tell you, operatic Billy Joel is hilarious. But yeah, a bunch of pre-teen kids singing Bohemian Rhapsody. It was actually pretty cool, even if I started giggling a couple times cause OMG ADORABLE. Seriously. Adorable. OMG.

I feel like there was a third thing, but I'm too tired to remember. Oh well.

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Jaejoong- cube

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Home sick today, which means watching lots of daytime television while trying not to move so much that my stomach realizes I'm awake and flips out like a ninja. Watching Supernatural right now. I've only watched one ep before this, the one where Dean and Sam find the guy who writes novels about them, and find out about fandom. Fun episode, that.

But anyway, so I'm watching what seems to be a marathon, and there's the end of days or something, but I'm struck by the fact that everyone speaks using that gravely 'serious shit is going down' voice, like they're all 80s action movie heroes or Christian Bale's Batman or something. How does anyone take this show seriously? I mean, honestly.

Also, do they go through a lot of cough drops on set with all of the actors straining their vocal chords like that? These are the things I wonder.


Also also- Google seems to have a new(ish?) Easter Egg where they will calculate the Bacon Number of celebrities. I have yet to find one higher than two, but I'm sure I will eventually.

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Jaejoong- cube

Old enough to do it, but still young enough to feel guilty.

So I just narked on my nephew. Narced? Narc'd? Whatever.

He's fifteen, you know how it is. He posted his class schedule on his facebook with his full name, address, and phone number. So I texted my sister about it, cause let's face it, fifteen year olds aren't the best judges of who and what should be on their facebooks. She calls and in the background, I can hear him all 'YOU'RE CRAZY!' cause she wants him to take it down.

I don't know, intarwebz. Am I outdated? Is it okay for teens to post all those details just everywhere? Do people not think facebook is as secure as swiss cheese anymore?

I told her I could walk them through cropping the photo to get rid of the personal stuff if she wanted, but we'll see. She hung up threatening to ground him or delete his facebook. Oops?

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Harper- kludge

[Soapbox]

On the way to work today, there was a fluffy, grey-and-white half-grown kitten dead in the middle of the road. We do have a lot of feral cat colonies around here, so it's very possible that it was one of them, but we also have a lot of people who let their cats wander wherever, so it's equally possible if not more so that somebody will be missing their tiny friend tonight. I'm still kind of tearing up over it.

This is why I can't imagine any argument being worth it to let a cat roam outside alone. Would you let your dog wander around off leash and out of your fenced yard? Why do you love your cat any less to take care of and protect it? Except most cats could easily get out of a normal fenced yard (some dogs, too, honestly).

Some people would probably argue that giving the cat a "full" life is worth letting the cat possibly die from a car or some asshole poisoning it (as happened to every single cat in my grandma's neighborhood one time because one of the neighbors despised animals and put poisoned bait in his yard) or another animal maiming or killing it or something even worse. I call bullshit. There is a point where "natural" gets outweighed by "dying alone and in pain because kittens don't understand cars."

[/soapbox]

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Omi- grr

Needed: Drama CD Translations

My Google-fu is failing me, my friends. :( Does anyone have or know where I can still find translations of the Weiss Kreuz drama CDs? I've got a vague idea for one of my hc_bingo fics, but I'll need to do a canon review of the drama CDs to manage it, I think.

Blah, Geocities. Blah.


EDIT: Okay, so I tend to forget the Wayback Machine exists. It's got a good image of HopeForlorn.net, so I can at least get Four-Leaf Clover. Anyone know where to get the ones it doesn't have, though, like First Mission?

What would we do without archive.org?
Saiyuki- family

Quarter-Life Crisis

So, the last few months, I've kind of been having my quarter-life crisis just a few years late (does that mean I'll live to 108?) I've been freaking out about stupid things, like my job and my savings and all kinds of stuff.

But today, I thought about it. If I'd done all the things I wanted for college, if I'd gone to William and Mary to pursue the marine biology degree, then where would I be now? I don't have any guarantees it would be a BETTER place. A different place, probably. I don't know if I'd have ended up back in Nebraska, but maybe I'd still be in an office job that I don't hate but don't really love, either.

I do know for certain that I never would have met my best friend. krillia and I only met because of UNL's anime club, so take that out of the picture, and we didn't exactly run in the same circles. Heck, I only started liking anime because of watching Adult Swim most nights on the phone with my brother. I don't know as that would have held up with a long distance call instead of a local one.

No Krill and no anime would probably mean no roleplaying, either. I only got into THAT because of my last college roommate. No UNL means different roommates with different interests, and who knows? I might have ended up doing steampunk instead or writing original fiction or any number of things that aren't the current me. krillia is also responsible for getting me into DBSK, so that would probably be right out, too. It's possible, I would have come around to the same things by a different route, but certainly not guarranteed.

And no roleplaying or DBSK would mean no transitorial.

That's where I realized that, no, life may not be perfect or exactly what I envisioned it being, but it's pretty fucking awesome exactly as it is. Not saying the quarter-life crisis is over or anything, but now whenever I start worrying about why didn't I go to a different college or have a different major or go to grad school, I can remember that because I DIDN'T do those things, my life led me here, to the happiest, most content, most wonderful place I could ever imagine being. That has nothing to do with my job or my savings or my house or anything at all. It's the people.



tl;dr = I love you guys. :)

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