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Hi LJ!

A quick wander through my memories in search of McShep fic (hey, I was feeling nostalgic) brought me on one of my old posts where I mused about SGA fanon vs. canon, first discovered Tom McRae, and reported that my study abroad to Dublin would be cheaper for my family than staying in the US. It flashed me back real hard, to a much simpler time, when I was younger, more innocent, more introverted, but also connected to a beautiful web of people through this... place. Livejournal. And LJ, I miss you. I know you're fading, have been for ages, but I will not let you go until they pry you out of my cold dead hands.

I don't just miss the community. I miss the record of my life. I miss that every moment of my feelings was recorded here. I've tried keeping private journals but it just isn't the same. Pretty much impossible to keep up the same way, really, for me anyway.

In any case, have a kamikaze update!
Career change, boyfriend and migraines, oh my! )

Ummm so yeah! Things! Happening! A mixed bag but overall I'm doing pretty well. I still don't feel anything approaching a real adult but I'm trying to make steps to get there so we shall see. To Be Continued, I guess, probably a long time in the future.

Talk to me! Who's still out there? Anybody? Bueller?
Mood:: 'nostalgic' nostalgic
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Look! I'm posting again already! :O Could this be a renaissance?!

Let's talk about some fun movies and teevee! Last night I went to see Thor with Josh because he's a big ol geek, and I had heard it's fun. Some thoughts. )

When I was looking up times for Thor, I saw that Kyle Chandler is in JJ Abrams' new movie, Super 8, so I checked out the trailer. It looks pretty cool and I thought I might see it. But then I saw EW's review which called it "loving, playful, and spectacularly well made" and I simply can't NOT see this film now. I mean. KYLE CHANDLER. Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights! As a sheriff! With his gravelly voice and his sweet eyes on the BIG SCREEN. Obviously I am seeing this film ASAP.

As for The Tee-Vee, I have been keeping up with the fantaaaaastic Game of Thrones, but I am one episode behind so please don't spoil me for that one! I have read the books so it's an interesting experience watching such a tense drama when I already know most of the twists. It's still incredibly engaging and compelling so major kudos to the creators and writers for that. My favorite casting is by far Daenerys, she's otherworldly and young yet has this incredible steel thread running through her, she's breathtaking. I also love little Arya, and Jon Snow (KIIIIT <3), and I also like Catelyn a lot because I feel much more sympathetic to her than I do in the books. Tyrion is, of course, magnificent, and Jaime? Screen door, hurricane, etc. Yummm. Lena Headey is not at all how I envisioned Cersei, but she's doing a brilliant job. So yes! Thank you to HBO to bringing this massive series to life, it's such a delight. If you haven't read the books, I'd be very curious to hear what you think about the series! (You can point me to posts if you've posted about it, trying to catch up around here is tough!)

I am SO HAPPY White Collar is back. sdlfkjlsdf. I don't really have much else to say because it's not the most thinky of shows but NEAL AND PETER AND EL AND MOZZIE *grabbyhands* Also the internet has erupted with THE BEST CASTING SPOILER OF ALL TIME EVER, and I will die when episode 3x09 comes out. *______* I also watched Castle eagerly every week and I'm quite sad it's over for now. That was a super epic finale and I can't WAIT til it comes back. Bones... I still love Bones, but the finale made me roll my eyes and go "really?". Unfortunately. :( We can talk about that if you want but I'm sure it's been hashed over many times.

DOCTOR WHOOOOOO. Ahh it is delightful. Ten is still my favorite, but Eleven is delightful and whimsical and HIS LITTLE BOWTIE and yes. Melikey. I grow fonder of Amy every day and ROOOOORY. ♥ That was a pretty epic midseason finale, I must say. The other night, my friend (who has been watching the whole series from the beginning, he LOVES it) asked me to watch the season 4 finale with him, so of course I did and had my heart born and ripped to shreds again. SO AMAZING/HORRIBLE AT THE SAME TIME. *flails*

Man I have missed just flailing about in blog posts about this stuff! It feels good to be back. ♥

And to round this post off, I simply have to gush about Josh a little bit. Feel free to skip. ;) Cut for your convenience! )

Okay that's enough babbling for now. I'm at the stage where I want to TELL THE WHOLE WORLD HOW I FEEL!!!!! and LJ is an excellent outlet for that, where no one's really obligated to listen but you still feel like you've gotten it out of your system. *g*
Mood:: 'hungry' hungry
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 03:19am on 20/04/2010 under , , ,
Hi LJ. It is 3 AM. My fingernails are bitten down to the quick. My final assignment for my class is ~done, or as done as it will be. I'm pretty tired. Castle 2x21 tonight was amazing. ESPOSITO OMG. BOYFRIENDS OMG. As this is all I have energy for as far as posting goes, I'm going to leave you with cute boys.

Seriously, their faces )

You're welcome. Thank you and goodnight. ♥
Mood:: 'exhausted' exhausted
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 07:35pm on 10/03/2010 under , ,
SO THIS JUST HAPPENED:





AHAHAHAHA WHAT. WHAT. BRB DYING AND BLUSHING FOREVER.

ngl that's kinda fucking hot. *___*
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I love Twitter. What did we do before Twitter? Oh right, not have daily brushes with random celebrities. Huh! It's a brave new world.

In which Mark Rose is ridic and adorable and I heart his face:



And in which I LOVE JON HUERTAS SO MUCH HEARTS ARE POURING OUT OF MY EYES:



I mean, I know he just said thanks, but this is only the capper on his EXTREME AWESOME. I seriously love him so much I could burst. I really hope there's a Castle con some day, because him, Nathan, Seamus, and Stana in the same room as me? BE STILL MY HEART. I want someone to put together a montage of all of Poke's stuff in GenKill, because ugh Ilovehim.

You guys, my will is totally crumbling. A rewatch will happen, I can tell. With fast forwarding through the most epic incompetence I am sure. :P

Maybe I'll do some of that when I visit my best friend next week! During spring break I'm going home to see the parentals, then hopefully visiting JEREMY back at college - which, OMG, amazing, and also his wife just had a BAAABY who's 2 months old and I really want to meet him! And then I'm going to spend a couple days with Michelle, and we're going to get her through the rest of Band of Brothers (she's only seen through Carentan but can't watch without someone to hold her hand!) and then probably watch some Gen Kill which she is so completely ass over teakettle for that she can only make high pitched noises when Nate Fick is mentioned. :D

What on earth would I do without fandom, and more importantly YOU GUYS? I am not better by any means, but in this moment, right here, I am happy. Thank you. ♥ (And thanks Mark Rose and Jon Huertas, hahaha. <33)
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Things wot are awesome:

  • This montage of Topher being... well, Topher:

  • Amy Gumenick is filming her lead guest role on Castle right now! For those who don't know, she played Mary on Supernatural and she's such a doll.A photo from Jon Huertas's Twitter )
  • This post from Jezebel: A Gallery of Extremely Handsome British Men. The post itself is kind of lacking, but the comments are gold. Damian Lewis! Ewan McGregor! Matthew Goode! David Tennant! Jamie Bamber! Yessss. ♥ (Obviously, Scotsmen are not British, though they do live in the United Kingdom. However, Irish I will not tolerate being called British. Just sayin!)
  • I just made this because it needed to be made. Every time I feel whiny about the Michigan winter weather, I visualize this: A very apt motivational poster )
  • STARK SANDS HAS A LEADING ROLE IN THE BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF AMERICAN IDIOT. :DDDDDDD I haven't even watched all of Gen Kill but already I LOVE Stark and his face. I was wishing that I could get to see American Idiot anyway, but now I'm talking about road tripping to NYC for this shit with my Chicago crew. MFY.
  • I get to see Gold Motel with [livejournal.com profile] angel726 this weekend!! :DDDDD
  • Tomorrow my darling Steffen is making dinner for me and Kate and Francisco. I'm SO excited. Kate's making dessert too! I love those three fools beyond all reason. I've realized that they perfectly parallel my three besties from Ireland - two boys and a gal - and I feel the same kind of comfort and joy around them. I am so grateful to have found that - within a 14 person program to boot! Every day I have to restrain the urge to just hug them and tell them how much I love them. ♥
  • I don't have to make a presentation for class tonight! WOOOOO! I have had to make two a week for the past three weeks and it got a little old. :P Instead I'm drinking whiskey and cranberry, putting together a Liebgott spam (keep an eye out for that!), and considering watching Life or Southland or GenKill or Friday Night Lights or just anything. (Maybe Band of Brothers? TELL ME YOU'RE SHOCKED.) Too much awesome TV! <33
  • Speaking of TV, my thoughts: The latest Bones was SO FRICKIN WONDERFUL. Angela and Hodgins! ♥____♥ White Collar has pretty much redeemed itself to me, thankfully, so I can just enjoy the OT3 pretty. Castle is still perfect all the goddamn time - ugh, SO MUCH LOVE. Friday Night Lights, while lacking a bit of the old resonance while they're trying to develop new characters, continues to be riveting and beautiful television. I love that Timmy's still around, as he and Coach and Tami pretty much make everything worth it. Dollhouse ends tomorrow - I'm heartbroken and resigned, but excited to see what Joss has whipped up. Leverage has been okay - the new gal is fine, but the latest two plots have seemed too hokey for me. I never say no to shirtless Hardison though. ♥ And I... still haven't watched last week's Supernatural. Maybe I should get on that, huh?


And that's that! There are some things that are un-awesome - what the fuck do I do about Dave? - but I'm going to let this post stand on its own and let you just roll around in the AWESOME. And don't forget - lotsa Lieb sooon! :D

How are you my dears? ♥
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I haven't been posting pretty much at all, and it's really unfortunate. Kind of a bad side effect of Twitter - I already feel like i've talked about myself enough every day, I don't really feel the pressing need to make a blog post. But I know LJ is so much more lasting and coherent than Twitter updates, so I'm going to force myself to make a long one now. Feel free to skip as much as you like - I just need to have this on the record, so to speak. Now with handy headers for skimming!

The Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting
I went to that conference in Chicago with Jason's lab, and it was great! It was a topic-specific meeting, for our very small field, so I understood everything quite well (much better than at a typical mixed-topic conference) and learned a lot about the state of the field and how people approach the questions in it. I got to talk to the woman whose work is the inspiration for my own - she's an experienced professor who was quite intimidating, but I'm glad at least that she now knows who I am and is at least marginally aware of what I want to do. Even better, I talked to her postdoc who did some work that's really interesting to me, and I asked him how he accomplished a particular experiment, and he was like "Oh I'll just send you what we used!" which is actually a pretty hefty collection of really useful tools (overexpression plasmids, for the scientists in the crowd) that will really help give my project a kick in the pants. When/if I join the lab! The weekend gave me great hope that I will in fact join - just the fact that Jason brought me along, and a long conversation we had about the possible directions for my project. I also had a great time hanging out with the people in the lab, and all in all it just reinforced my certainty that this is the place for me, and that Jason thinks so too. So yay. :D (Update: I just forwarded an email conversation I had with that postdoc to Jason, and Jason replied almost immediately with "Thanks Anne - this is exactly what we need." :D I'm so proud of myself! I started a collaboration all on my own! \o/)

Second semester classes
Classes have been going fine. Remember that new academic experiment I told you about, where every class is 10 students giving presentations but no actual lectures? Well, it's actually working out much better than I expected. It still sucks having to put together two presentations a week, but it's getting easier with practice, and the two talks I've given have gone really well. And the other people's talks have been much better than I expected! I've learned about a wide range of topics and all in all it's been quite cool. Props to Dr. Sherman for totally pulling it off, in complete contrast to Dr. Fuckhead from last semester. :P My other class is low key and simple, though our big project, to pitch a new "product" to accomplish some biotech goal, is a little intimidating. I tentatively like the people in my group, though I'm holding out judgment on that.

Second lab rotation (anti-cancer)
Lab is fine. I've only just gotten started doing my own experiments. My first one went quite well, reproducing nicely the results of our very experienced tech, so that's encouraging. I did another, very big, experiment for three days, but I still need two MORE days before I actually get the result, and there's no way of knowing right now if it went well. I'm nervous, but I think I did everything right and it should come out at least reasonably well! *crosses fingers* Working with my new boss, Zaneta, is very different than Jason. She's very smart and I think I'll learn a lot from her, but she's also rather more hands-on. Which is fine, it will just take some adjusting. As for cancer research, I'm less excited about it than what I was doing before, because it's so... I don't know, dismal? "Successes" in the cancer field are analogous to dismal failures in other diseases. It's just very difficult for me. I know it needs to be done, and something is better than nothing, but I know it's not for me. Which is fine, since I definitely can't join this lab, so in the meantime I'll just learn and absorb techniques and do the best job I can.

Auto Show!
In NOT science-related things (seriously - I guess this is the life of a grad student!) I went to the Detroit International Auto Show yesterday with my uncle and three little girl cousins! It was AWESOME!! You may know that I LOVE CARS. Like, A LOT. So to roll around in them for four hours was beyond heaven. :DDD And while the Maserati and Lexus concept car and the Audis and the Maybach and the Teslas were gorgeous and sexy as fuck, I'm at heart a modest-yet-badass kind of car lover, so the highlight for me was sitting behind the wheels of a Camaro (unf, you guys, UNFFFFFF), a Mustang, a Challenger, and a Charger. The latter two have rather cheap interiors, but I wanted so badly to put the pedal to that metal. :D My other very favorite (and the display I lingered around the most, sighing wistfully) was the Mazdas. I have mentioned that I have a very serious desire to purchase a Mazda 3 or a Mazda 2, and after sitting in the former and gazing upon the latter, I have an even more serious desire! They're so pretty and small and sporty and fun. The hatchback model means I'd still have some cargo space, and by all accounts they have fun, zippy handling that would be a sheer delight. Let's have some pictures! Sassy little lime green cars behind the cut! )

Sorry, sorry, I'll stop drooling now. In conclusion: CARS!!!! :DDD I had a great time with my uncle and cousins, and afterwards I went to their place for a delicious homemade meal of grilled whitefish and swordfish, om nom nom. It was a lovely day, if entirely exhausting!

Afterwards, I drove straight to Francisco's house here in Ann Arbor to hang out with him and Steffen, Kate, and Jenna. We watched CENTERSTAGE and MONSTERS, INC. Why yes, I love my friends, thanks for asking. :DDD Eion Bailey in Centerstage was beyond adorable, omfg. How is he so beautiful??? :D

Lol dolphin trainers

The night before the auto show, my roomies said they were going out for "a drink" so I said why the hell not. We went to a bar, actually sat AT the bar for once, and promptly met two cute grad students who were completely ridic. I was already quite tipsy from beer at dinner, proceeded quickly to drunk with a margarita, and landed squarely on smashed after the guys bought us tequila shots. Oops. :) The guys managed to convince drunk!me that one of them was a dolphin trainer here at Michigan, which, lol - cause there are TOTALLY dolphins in Michigan. I bet they're still proud of pulling that one over on a poor guillible drunk girl. :P I got waaay too cozy with the other dude, but not illicitly, just super-affectionate like I can be. After a couple hours, they walked us home and we said adios - doubt we'll ever see them again, but boy was that FUN. I had forgotten how much fun it can be to just go out, meet random people, and have a good time. In fact, I've been more social in the last three days than I have in three months, which brings me to my final point:

Dave

Dave and I are on a break right now. It's complicated. I've got a mixture of relief, guilt, sadness, and uncertainty, and it's really hard to talk about. So I'm not going to sully this post with that. Maybe some other time.

Last but not least, Teevee

I haven't even seen the new Supernatural yet, but this week's Bones was FANTASTIC. HODGINNNNNS. *squooshes him* If they're going where I think they're going, COUNT ME COMPLETELY IN. BWEE. Also, Castle was lovely and touching and Kaaaaate. Poor darling strong wonderful girl. The tone was definitely more serious than usual (NO ALEXIS *pout*) but it worked reasonably well. Continues to be one of the best shows on TV, with the most heart. ♥
Mood:: 'busy' busy
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My first post of the new year was a flaily request for downloads of Big Fat Quiz of the Year. I feel this is appropriate.

Now for a semi-real post. I don't have energy to actually say a lot, but. I use this as a record of my life so here's the cliff notes.

Christmas Eve, I ran out of gas! Luckily it was only that, and I was 5 minutes away from my uncle's house where he had a can of gas for his lawnmower, so it was an easy fix (my dad actually rescued me), but that was a scary moment!

Christmas day: Morning present session with Dad and siblings and uncle and aunt and cousin. Whee. Day spent lounging about and playing with new pressies. Cousins came down from Lansing for Xmas dinner and moar presents. Lots of fun since I love my entire family whole whole bunches! \o/

Day after Christmas: drove down to Cleveland with siblings to meet up with mom and her side of the extended family. Hung out with my adorable little cousins and sister (girls ages 7-15 and a 15 year old boy) and generally had a blast. Stayed up late watching Band of Brothers every night, woke up late every morning, played out in the snow, etc etc. Basically just a lovely vacation.

Few days later: drove my sister and myself back up to Lansing to meet with Dad again and hang with those cousins for longer. Had girls' day with my cousin Meg and her daughter Hazel in which we watched loads of Big Bang Theory, yay. Went to see Sherlock Holmes - funny and entertaining but too revoltingly modern for my tastes. (They took a classic smart story/character and added Fighting! Sexual tension! Explosions! Hilarious mental instability! Shirtless RDJ! I was laughing, but I was also cringing a bit. Oh Hollywood.) Generally had a good time hanging out with my smart and funny family - I get pretty much all of my personality and tastes from them, so it's always delightful. :) I learned that my dad went through a major World War II kick, so as I learn more (and I will!) from my BoB obsession, I can totally talk to him about it. Pretty cool!

I also had a mini-revelation. I was talking with my dad and my cousin's husband Jeff about how I wasn't sure what career I wanted to pursue. I said I wasn't sure I wanted to be in academics, and Jeff said "Do you like to sell yourself? Because you have to to get grants." And I went "...actually, I HATE selling myself. I despise it more than anything, really." And that was just kind of an eye-opening reduction of the problem. If I'm not good at telling other people they should give me money, I just shouldn't be a PI of a big lab, period. This doesn't rule out a liberal arts college or something, but i definitely shouldn't work at a big university. Always nice to rule things out!

I love how as I get farther into an entry, I get more verbose. I may not like to sell myself, but I do like the sound of my own... typing. :P

As for my most exciting Christmas presents, I do believe my boyfriend wins the gold star. He got me Inglourious Basterds on DVD (YAY) and... wait for it... Richard Castle's novel Heat Wave. HEEE. I cracked up so hard when I saw it. ABC published a "novel", likely written by someone on the writing staff but credited to Castle himself, and I'm betting it's hilarious. There really is a sex scene on page 105! :D I also got a brand spanking new pair of Converse, which I neeeded - they're Sycamore green and sooo pretty. My mom got me a movie set in Ireland and a book set in Ireland, lolz. My dad got me the first season of Sarah Connor Chronicles so I should get on top of that soon!

Alright, lovers. I'm gonna sign off and continue to be anti-social. (I just kicked out the boyfriend and decided not to hang with the roomies and friends in the living room. Definitely a loner kind of night.) ♥
Mood:: 'cranky' cranky
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 10:59pm on 10/11/2009 under , , , , ,
Some variation of the plague has caught me. Woe. :( Just in time for two tests and a concert, yaye! >:(

I just... wanted to share my misery. idk. It's not the flu, I don't have a fever and I'm still quite functional. But my head feels swollen and gross and my throat hurts persistently and it all just sucks. It would suck less if I could curl up under my new comforter and watch Buffy while drinking tea, but I feel constantly compelled to study, since I have TWO TESTS in the next three days. WHAT. Hate. :(

Castle was win and love and awesome, AS USUAL. Maybe not the most hilarious, but always compelling. I love the whole team soooo much. Only complaint: needs moar Ryan&Esposito bein boyfriends. ♥

I made my first microarray today! And it didn't look all that great. But it didn't fail completely either, so I'm going to change some steps and weeee'll see!

I get to have lunch with Dave tomorrow! Now that the air is cleared between us, I am missing him all the time again. Need moar snuggles. Snuggles might be limited what with me having the plague though. :(

Today in fandom, RAY TORO WAS ADORABLE OMG. The song titles! The sheer glee! They are SO IN LOVE with this record, and I CAN'T WAIT TO BE IN LOVE WITH IT TOO. Eeeee! *GIMMEHANDS*

This is a totally pointless post. I will leave you with this, because it left my head pounding after I dared to laugh at it.



Why are the misspellings STILL HILARIOUS?!? Ahahahaha.
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Mood:: 'sick' sick
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I loved this week's Castle SO SO SO MUCH. Ryan and Esposito are the most hilarious, wondrous boyfriends evaaaar. This happened after they sort of (but not really) kicked butt:
Esposito: "You were on FIRE, Ryan."
Ryan: "New nickname: Iceposito!" *manly shoulder thwap*
alksjflkjsd HAHAHA. Booooys. I always loved them in season 1, in all their random 5 seconds of gloriousness, but it seems the show has recognized their asset this season, yay. :D And Castle and Beckett just continue to be made of win and puppies! (And occasional quiet moments of gentle heartbreak!) Such a gleeful show.

And BIG BANG THEORY! One word: EEEEEEEE! \o/

I have made a decision. I will promise to myself to get my huge NSF fellowship application finished by November 2nd, and then I will reward myself with BOONDOCK SAINTS 2!!!!! Motherfucking YAY, you guys. Every time I see my poster on my wall I squeal into my fists. MOAR MACMANUSES!!!

So the new Paramore album came out! :D I didn't have any particular expectations either way, but I liked the preview so I bought it on iTunes, and um. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. ?! It's much, much better than Riot! in my opinion, much more consistent in quality, and you can really tell they're growing up. There are a couple quiet, gorgeous pieces, particularly Misguided Ghosts which has quickly become my favorite. Hayley's obviously been consciously working on her vocals, because in that song she's got an almost delicate quality, which I've never heard her manage before - her voice is usually very throaty and hits words hard, but in this song she's sometimes very nimble and gentle and it's beautiful. I also love the lyrics: "We are just misguided ghosts, traveling endlessly, the ones we trusted the most, pushed us far away, and there's no one road, we should not be the same, but I'm just a ghost." The guitar work is very pretty too. Idk I just love that song!! And then there's several completely solid and catchy slabs of pop-punk - Ignorance is phenomenal, and Playing God is super catchy ("Next time you point a finger I might have to bend it back or break it, break it off. Next time you point a finger, I'll point you to the mirror!"). There really isn't a song on the album I don't like, which is NOT true of either of their other albums. Well done, kids!

Science was VERY strange today, so we'll have to see what the hell is up with that when I redo it. Could have just been a fluke, or I may have to reevaluate my entire perspective on this particular platform, blah.

I ran into Nicholas at the grocery store. Um, AWKWARD. I think he's annoyed with me for breaking up with him, but not directly dealing with it, and idk I'm just uncomfortable. I do know breaking up with him was entirely the right thing though. Sigh. Debbie had boy troubles tonight too. BOYS YOU FAIL. >:(

Girls do not fail though! The four roomies and I sat down and watched a couple Big Bang Theory episodes. It's so relaxing and stress-free and I love that we can all share it. ♥

Now I'm actually going to go to bed at a decent hour, weird! Night loves. ♥
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Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy
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Oh, TEEVEE. So much of you! I am watching fully seven shows this season, with the addition of Glee to my regular rotation (not without reservations! but it's there), which is far, far more than I've ever watched as they air. Most of my shows are light fluffy stuff, but I'm glad to have things like Dollhouse and Supernatural to balance them out. I can't wait until Friday Night Lights comes back. I want to cry every week!

Anywhoodle. Some thoughts on this week in television before I crash into bed.

But before I get started, I has a new layout!! :D --> [livejournal.com profile] exsequar I needed something Dollhouse-y, because after this season premiere I know I'm just gone. And it needed to be Topher. I happened to find a high-def screencap of this moment, which actually snatched my breath away when it first happened. Completely unexpected, and utterly moving. Topher is my most complete favorite, and to have his depth acknowledged in such a quiet, poignant way... yeah. ♥ And I took advantage of some of the gorgeous stylistic touches of the show itself, using the images of the five sleeping pods and the memories whisking away. I'm rather pleased with it! I've also changed up my journal title and what have you, but no one ever notices that stuff anyhow. :)

So here we go! There's space between each review so you don't have to be too worried about spoilers.

Dollhouse 2x01: A )

Big Bang Theory 3x01: A- )

Bones 5x02: B )

Merlin 2x01 and 2x02: B- and B+ )

Glee 1x02-1x04: moving towards a B or B+ )

Supernatural 5x03: C+/A- (Dean-Sam storylines) )

Okay, that is ENOUGH TV rambling! I also watched Castle, and it was mostly status quo, which is to say deeply adorable and wonderful. Now it is 40 minutes past when I promised myself I'd go to bed, so I am GOING! Goodnight! (And please talk to me about TV!!!)
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 10:33pm on 21/04/2009 under , , , ,
You guys, I am SO PLEASED by Castle! More of you need to be watching this show! It's fabulous in so many ways. Michelle and I just finished episode 7, why isn't there moooooore? I'm particularly enamored of Esposito and Ryan who continue to be TOTAL BOYFRIENDS, and Kate who totally knows how to hold her own with the boys. And of COURSE Castle (Nathannnnn) with his ridiculous faces and windshield-wipering of "perps", ahahaha. And Alexis who continues to be made of shiny win. I LOVE! \o/ Is there fic yet?? :D

I committed a pretty impressive double fail tonight. I knocked over a phonebook which knocked a mug off our kitchen counter, shattering it on the floor. I went to pick up the biggest piece and the edge sliced RIGHT into my left ring finger, leaving a deeeeeep cut that just would not stop bleeding! Seriously. Failx2.

Continuing to love my Supernatural S2 rewatch. "It takes two to, you know... have hardcore sex." :DDDD

Errr. That's all!
Mood:: 'clumsy' clumsy
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exsequar: (SN Bros love the whole of you)
Michelle and I watched Castle episodes 3 and 4 last night. It is SO SO precious!!! We squeal and clap frequently with delight. Nathan is, of course, an absolute vision of goofy adorableness and sass. Any other actor would be pretty obnoxious as that character, but Nathan makes him endearing and hilarious instead. His FACE! Our other favorite part is his daughter, who sasses right back at him. Their relationship (plus the grandma) gives the show a really fun unique twist on other cop shows. The plots are kind of hilariously twisty, but they're fun to watch. And the woman who plays Beckett is really growing on us - she gives as good as she gets from Nathan most of the time, and she has some truly awesome skeptical faces. She's also written quite well, I think - strong without being overly "butch," occasionally girly, snarky and smart. I also love the other cops - Esposito and Ryan, I think. They have such a bromance going on in the background, it's hilarious! Basically I love it and I really really hope it keeps going. NATHAN!

I also watched Chasing Liberty, that movie with Matthew Goode and Mandy Moore, this weekend. Um... it was terrible. I can't remember the last time I willingly subjected myself to such truly awful writing. And Matthew and Mandy were both overacting, probably a combination of trying to give a totally empty script substance and a bad director. So, uh, even their combined pretty absolutely could not save it. I mean, of course I appreciated shirtless Matthew and tight-tshirt Matthew and wet Matthew, of course I did. ;) But that doesn't change that that's 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back! Ha. Oh well.

In continuing my SPN nostalgia kick, I just watched Everybody Loves a Clown. Omg Winchesters! ;_____; Dean's woobie little lip! Sam's busted up face and truly awful hair! The minivan! "Apparently clowns kill!" ELLEN AND ASH AND JO!!!!!!! I can't even express how much I wish they had kept them around. Their story (even Jo's crush on Dean!) feels so so much more organic and true to the world of hunting than Ruby or Bela ever did. Ellen and the Roadhouse set up such a fascinating connection to the whole of the rest of the hunting world, not to mention another person who remembers John Winchester. She was such a warm, gritty, motherly figure in their lives, and I really wish they had kept her around to keep them grounded. I just wish the show had kept that tone in general - Sam and Dean as part of an underground community of outcasts who trawl the dusty roads of America laying waste to evil sonsabitches.

I hate that I've become sad/bitter about our show. It's not how I approach anything, ever, but my love affair with the early Winchesters was so passionate that I can't help but feel their loss acutely. But I am truly enjoying going back and reliving their story, both through the episodes and fic. Sigh, SamandDean. I love you so. ♥

Happy Monday, flist! It's cold and rainy here, which after the 70+ sunny weekend we had is quite a rude shock. Garfield would be entirely unsurprised - Mondays hate the world! I am exhausted, so I'm going to go into lab, hopefully finish early, and then come home for a NAP. This prospect excites me greatly. <33
Mood:: 'calm' calm
Music:: Mandy Moore - Most of Me

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