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Firstly: thank you to everyone for saying hi on my last post! Yay! hi! Glad to know there's still people around these here parts. :)

I had a most marvelous weekend! I went to Chicago for the first time in ages and there were Shenanigans.

I stayed with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] rhombal and [livejournal.com profile] musictoyourlips, who have the cutest little apartment now. I hadn't seen them in way too long! I arrived on Friday night and we lounged about chatting and looking at sexy footballers, as you do. Then we got (maybe) 3 hours sleep and woke up at some obscene hour of the morning prior to 6 AM in order to go to the pub and watch the Arsenal! The pub was much quieter than last time I went (which was the last day of the season and a massive, dramatic battle against relegation). We had coffee, coffee, and more coffee, watched a dash of West Ham vs Millwall (red card to West Ham's captain, shocker!), and then it was time for the Gunners! Arsenal were facing cellar dwellers but also bogey team Blackburn, so we were nervous, but in the end Arsenal romped to a thoroughly delightful 7-1 victory, including a ROBIN VAN PERFECT HAT TRICK and the Ox's first two league goals and a delicious Arteta goal and, as the cherry on the sundae, a Thierry Henry goal, served up on a platter by RVP. It was simply, utterly marvelous. And I didn't even miss any goals while I was in the bathroom or anything! Amazing! It's like they put on a show just for me. Thank you, boys. ♥ I was also keeping a close eye on Twitter because my other boys in red and white (Mainz) were playing co-league leaders Schalke, and I was very nervous. We SCORED and went into half-time 1 up, but Schalke came out much stronger and equalized. But we dug in our heels and held on for the draw, which gave us an important point and knocked Schalke off the top of the table! Woo! All in all, a delightful morning of football.

At this stage it was not even noon and I had already had more caffeine AND alcohol than is advisable (really just a large cider but pre-noon that is plenty). We went back to their apartment and crashed for much, much needed naps.

Then [livejournal.com profile] rhombal and I went to see EMPIRES and THE HUSH SOUND!!! Eeeee! This was the reason I chose this weekend to visit Chicago and oh it was so much fun! We drove to the Bottom Lounge (randomest venue ever) and had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] angel726 and two of her friends. We said hi to Sean van Vleet out in the bar, who remains the sweetest, and I (worryingly) identified Nick Scimeca from way across the room. Oh dear. We also spotted Ryan J (who has cut his hair - I must confess I miss the floppy) but he was hanging out with Scimeca, so I didn't get a Ryan J hug. :( We found THE WHOLE INTERNET, including [livejournal.com profile] candidlily and [livejournal.com profile] xsnarkasaurus, yay! Then we watched the first opening band, who were a bit cacophonous but had a couple nice songs, and were mostly entertaining because the singer reminded me of Gerard Way (sassiness, mostly) and, physically, Cesc Fabregas. What. We got a nice space up near the stage (dear fangirls who waited hours in the cold for this show: you are ridiculous) and then it was Empires time!!! I've seen them so many times but it's always a blast. SVV has become such a great and confident frontman. Spit the Dark and Damn Things Over remain my favorites live. The new music is sounding great too!

THEN IT WAS HUSHIES TIME! EEEE. I had only seen them twice before, way back in... I don't know, 2009? AGES. So this was an absolute treat! They seemed to be having a lot of FUN performing together again. Bob and Greta are kind of hilarious in how different they are - Bob's wicked and suggestive and irreverent, where Greta is wholesome and sweet and tries to crack dirty jokes but then takes them back immediately, and I want to give her a hug. Darren and Chris have both grown their hair long, to very different effect. Darren looks like Tomrad from behind, but I like it on him even better - I want to play with it. Chris..... looks like an effeminate Jesus. I don't even know. But they blew my face off! \o/ The setlist was lovely, voted on by the fans and balanced between the three albums. So much stuff off So Sudden! I was a bit sad they didn't play my two favorites (Dark Congregation and Hurricane) but a gorgeous rendition of The Artist more than made up for it. Molasses, Honey, Wine Red... so wonderful. I really do love them as a band, though I'd have to say Gold Motel edges them out a bit for me (which explains why Greta's songs are my favorite Hushies ones). It was a fun, breathless experience that brought me back to the heyday of my bandom love, when every show was an Occasion (now, every show is fun, but mostly seeing bands I've seen loads of times before). I have lovely pictures and videos but my memory card reader is not cooperating right now and I can't be arsed to go get the cable, so I'll have to share them later.

Sunday (today) was deliciously lazy - [livejournal.com profile] musictoyourlips made breakfast and we watched the first half of Chelsea-United (barf), then muted that in favor of Sherlock - Hound of Baskervilles and Reichenbach Fall, which [livejournal.com profile] rhombal hadn't seen yet! *rolls around* Love love love loooove.

Then I had to leave and it was sad. :( Tomorrow is Monday morning. I protest.

So this post doesn't end on a downer, I want to say that if you like Sherlock and have Tumblr, my Tumblr has become basically a shrine to Sherlock and all things Benedict Cumberbatch. \o/ I'm exsequar over there too. I will leave you with his perfection:

Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy
Music:: The Hush Sound - A Dark Congregation | Powered by Last.fm
exsequar: ([MCR] DANGER DAYS in Deutschland)
HELLO LIVEJOURNAL. It has been a while, hasn't it? I'm awfully sorry... again. My life might become more conducive to updating in the near future (more on that in a moment) so I'm going to TRY. Once again. I cannot promise anything. But here, at least, is a snapshot!

In the past week my life has changed at rather lightning pace, so there's a lot of current things to talk about. But first, a rundown of the last... oh dear, six months!

Last I left you, I had given my second year seminar. I then went to a conference in Chicago and presented a poster, which went really well! For the next four months, I worked my ass off on my preliminary exam. That consists of writing a thesis research proposal in grant format, then orally defending it to my thesis committee. I basically made myself sick with stress, and in the event the exam was chill and smooth and my professors basically didn't push anything too hard. So that was a huge relief! And as a result, I am officially a PhD candidate (as opposed to a pre-candidate) \o/!

So fast forward to May and June, when I've been much more of a person! I finally got to go back to Chicago to see [livejournal.com profile] rhombal and [livejournal.com profile] musictoyourlips! :D And [livejournal.com profile] contrariangie was visiting too! We went to see Empires (BEST <333 they're so amazing to see IN Chicago) with Jon Walker opening, lolol. He's kind of terrible, but very earnest. We went to the Globe Pub to watch the last day of the Premier League, I saw a Robin van Perfect goal and ate Roxanne's Arsenal cupcakes, had a lovely chat with a lovely Scottish man and met an Irish boy, and got introduced to an amazing German black lager (!) called Köstritzer (yummm) by a Manchester United fan (booo). We mainlined the entirety of Downton Abbey and HOMG IT IS AMAZING AND CUTE IRISH CHAUFFEUR AND SEXY EARLY FEMINIST COME TO MEEEE. Also Dan Stevens. :D Then I had to leave :((( And I miss their faces :((((((

OH AND I WENT TO SEE MY CHEMICAL ROMANTICS AND THEY WERE AMAZING AND PLAYED VAMPIRES AND VAMPIRE MONEY AND LOTS OF OTHER THINGS AND I LOVE THEM TO TINY BITS AND PIECES. Ahem.

In OTHER news, soccer/football is still my life, it is ridic. Mainz were badasses at the end and QUALIFIED FOR EUROPA YAY. Lewis Holtby remains my future husband. Germany are a bit "what is this fuckery?" sometimes but I still love all their faces. And I got to see both the US women's AND men's national teams live recently! The women beat Japan in a friendly, and the men beat Canada in the Gold Cup group stage (last night!). That was so much fun. The crowds here leave much to be desired, but both games were reasonably high-action and oh man, seeing Abby Wambach and Clint Dempsey score in person was something else.

Just this week, I found out that I'm doing an internship at a local biotechnology company for the next three months! :O I start on June 20th and I will actually have a normal human schedule (i.e. 9 to 5) and no weekends and I'm sort of embarrassingly excited about that. My boss is a bit annoyed that I have to leave (this is a requirement for my funding) but he's trying to make the best of it, and I'm selfishly relieved. Oops. But it should be a good experience in a lot of ways and I am definitely looking forward to it.

In much more exciting recent news, I have finally met a boy! :3 Usually I'll babble about some crush on here and it never comes to anything, but no really, I MET a BOY. His name is Josh! We met on OK Cupid, had our first date last Monday, and we have already had three more dates and he's spent the night in my bed. And I do mean spent the night, ahem. It's faster than I'm used to, but I'm completely comfortable and happy and relaxed which is a very very good thing, and a bit surprising. He's sexy (oh so sexy) AND nerdy - I didn't know that existed in real life! He goes to the gym a loooot so his biceps and everything else are TO DIE FOR, but he's also getting his PhD in nuclear engineering and is frighteningly intelligent. In a very good way. For some reason he appears to be very attracted to me, so basically this week has been a giddy delight. He's sweet but sarcastic, kind, naughty, brilliant, impulsive -all of these great qualities all swirled together. I've never met anyone like him, really, and right now I am just along for the ride and having a blast. Basically I am hoping for a super fun summer with him and not really thinking about beyond that. We are going to see Thor tomorrow night! :D

So that's about it! Candidacy, Chicago, internship, BOY. I hope that with 1) a 9 to 5 job and 2) no regular football, I will have more time to post, but I cannot promise anything. Tell me what is most important in your lives, please! There is a LOT of LJ to catch up on, and I basically have no hope of doing so. As always, you can find me on twitter with this name too!

Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
Music:: Remy Zero - Perfect Memory (I'll Remember You) | Powered by Last.fm
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I am currently in New York City having the TIME OF MY LIFE with fangirls. I met STARK SANDS and he has the most sweet, earnest face everrrr. I saw AMERICAN IDIOT and it blew my miiiiind.

But this morning's focus is this: DEUTSCHLAND DEUTSCHLAND DEUTSCHLAND.

I'm very nervous, worried, anxious, hopeful.

I hope Basti will be able to play, but even if he doesn't I just hope we play the beautiful game I know we're capable of.

Good luck, boys. We're pulling for you! ♥
Mood:: 'anxious' anxious
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I have been the worst updater EVER recently, I'm sorry! I've been swamped with lab and spending every goddamn second possible with Francisco. I spent last night at his place and said goodbye to him this morning. You better believe there were absolute floods of tears. I think I hugged and kissed him 20 times before I could bring myself to go. It was terrible. He made me smile though because when I said I would miss his stupid t-shirts (he has such ridiculous and adorable ones, like teenage mutant ninja turtles) he got an idea and gave me his GIRAFFE HAT as something to remember him by, because he wouldn't need it in Florida. I LOVE that hat on him, so it is the sweetest gift ever. I will cherish it.

So that was really hard. We've been texting all day though which has made things a little easier. I know we'll stay very much in touch, but it's going to be hard for a while. I still hate that he has to leave and think it's completely unfair, but I do hope that he makes a new life there that he can love. Otherwise it's only that much worse.

The reason I was the one doing the leaving was that I was setting off for NEW YORK CITY BABY! Wooooo! I got picked up by [livejournal.com profile] rhombal and [livejournal.com profile] musictoyourlips and we road tripped! It was awesomesauce! \o/ So now we are staying at the lovely house of one [livejournal.com profile] wordsalone, along with [livejournal.com profile] strikesoftly, in the suburbs of NYC. Tomorrow we're going to spend the day in the city, my bestest best friend Michelle will join us along with a bunch of other lovely folks, and then we will see AMERICAN IDIOT!!!!!!!!! Stark Sands! Tony Vincent! SO MUCH DELIGHT I cannot waaait lksjdfs.

In other news, FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE UNBEARABLY HOT. We spent the evening at [livejournal.com profile] wordsalone's ogling various footie players, particularly one Fernando Torres (DAT ASS), the rest of the Spanish squad, and the German squad as well (my bbs!!!). There was a lot of squealing and laughing and awwwwing and oooohing. We appreciate Nando's penchant for unclothedness. :D

Right now football is totally stressing me out though because BASTI SCHWEINSTEIGER MIGHT NOT PLAY ON SUNDAY! DDDDDD: He hurt his hamstring in the game against Ghana and it doesn't look to be good for my bb. D: He has been so fucking key to our entire performance so far, providing much needed stability and maturity to the very center of the lineup (he's playing center midfield since Ballack was injured). We haven't been playing at our best anyway, so it's terrifying to think how we might perform without him. The only consolation that England has looked WORSE, and we will have Klose back, so MAAAYBE we still have a chance? I HAVE FAITH. COME ON MANNSCHAFT!!!

Another bright side is that Rosie's giddy glee has completely infected me with Espana fever, so I'm very happy to root for them as well. The game against Portugal's gonna be tough though! COME ON ESPANA!! (And Nando's ass.)

The German NT will always be first in my heart though, and I'm so worried for them. :(((( I'm scared that all the pretty new icons I made will be irrelevant in a couple days...

OMG WORLD CUP! OMG AMERICAN IDIOT! OMG FANGIRLS!!!!!!

Good times. ♥
Mood:: 'worried' worried
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 03:21am on 20/12/2009 under , , , , ,
Best night EVAAHH! Saw Mark Rose and Lucas Carpenter at Beat Kitchen. They were DARLING. Spoke to them and Danny Rose and Mark's guitarist Nate (omgggg so pretty) and everyone was super sweeeet. Photos to come i spoe? Too drunk fro coding and stuff. HANGING WITH THE AWESOMEST [livejournal.com profile] musictoyourlips!! We are drinking raspberry vodka with iced tea and it's FABULOSOOOOOO. DOOT DOOT DOOT.

We just watched DAMIAN LEWIS in THE BAKER in which he gives up being an ASSASSIN to be a BAKER and there's a GAY DUDE stalkgng him and being VERY GAY and lolololol. LOLOLOLOL. DELIGHTFUL. Damian is THE BESTEST GINGER OMGGG. He was BRITISH and DARLING and DAMIAN and ahhhh.

And now we're singing along to Hushies. I CAN"T WAIT TO SEE GRETA TOMORROW YAAAAAY.

PS:

*SQUEAKY NOISES OF GLEE*
Mood:: 'giddy' giddy
Music:: Glee Cast - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going | Powered by Last.fm
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Oy.

posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 01:01am on 15/11/2009 under , , , , ,
What an interesting day.

I LOST MY IPOD! D: I think it was in my purse when I went out last night, and... it wasn't when I got home. Stolen? Fallen out? Who knows, but gone. :((((( I had a 30 GB 5G, and it was PERFECT for me, functional and big enough with no bells and whistles. Now my options are a stupid iPod touch that's tiny AND expensive (I don't need that huge screen! JUST GIMME MY MUSIC) or an also tiny and still expensive Nano, or an ENORMOUS and correspondingly EXPENSIVE Classic. AUGH DNW!!!! I'm so angry at myself. Why didn't I just take it out of my purse before I went to the bar?! ARGH.

Because I was looking for my iPod, I was late leaving to pick up [livejournal.com profile] angel726 for the Cobra meet and greet, so I was speeding. AND I GOT A SPEEDING TICKET! Making me LATER, hahahaha! ///o\\\ The cop caught me doing 83 in a 70... oops? He took pity (also probably saw I've never gotten a ticket before) and only smacked me with doing 75 in a 70, but now I have to show up to court in DETROIT and FML.

So basically, today cost me roughly $300 in the long run. AWESOME. /o\ At least I just got paid? :D?

The Cobra show (which was really a Boys Like Girls show, wut) was FILLED with people in black and neon pink or neon cyan. I felt seriously weird in my distressed red tee. Meet and Greet was kind of awkward, and Gabe-less (too sick? Ryland said hungover, but I couldn't tell if he was yanking my chain!), but still very nice. Ryland is tall! And lovely! I told him I got a speeding ticket and he said he was just glad I made it there alive, lolol. It was such an awkward setup and I didn't have anything to say really so I didn't talk to Suarez or Nate much. I did tell VickyT her jacket was AWESOME, because it was a military style deal very reminiscent of Black Parade. Then we got our photo and hustled on our way. I yawned my way through Versa Emerge, The Rocket... something? what?, and The Maine, and then it was Cobras!! Who were awesome and exciting, but the lighting was so shitty. The theme: "Let's Not Light The Performers!" Uhhkay. Whatever, Cobras, awesome, fangs up!

Then we left, because hahaha Boys Like Girls? No.

And now I am exhausted and in bed and watching White Collar. I have plans to see The Men Who Stare At Goats with Dave tomorrow, YAY. Aaaand scene.
Mood:: 'drained' drained
Music:: Sarah McLachlan - Ice Cream | Powered by Last.fm
exsequar: (Girlyrock - MCR - Frank grotty boy)
You guys, I love my baby band. *______*

(Background: Drive A are a new band out of LA, and I've been listening to them nonstop for 2 months. I've also been following Jason Nott, the guitarist, on Twitter and we've chatted a couple times.)

How Drive A stole my heart! )

Let me introduce you to Drive A!

Left to right: Taylor who always makes ridic faces in photos, Jason looking at the wrong camera <3333, Cody being GORGEOUS, and Bruno being too cool to smile. UGH I LOVE THEMMMM. Also, you can see that my purse was falling off my shoulder, and JASON HELD IT UP. HEEE WHAT. The hearts in my eyes are truly enormous.

As for video evidence of their awesome, well, the Fillmore is a DICK because it has a STILL PHOTOS ONLY POLICY, what the shit is that. I recorded 3 minutes of the first song before I got shut down. :( :( :( But it's a good video, and you can see them rocking out and being fucking badasses and I love them. ♥___♥



I know some other band might have played, maybe, you know, The Used or some little band like that, but I'll post about that later. :) I just wanted to flail about my new baby band, whom I adore WITH ALL OF MY LITTLE HEART. Suffice to say I had a fucking awesome time, and it was so cool to have [livejournal.com profile] candidlily and [livejournal.com profile] angel726 with me, and I am a happy happy camper. :D

Oh and LISTEN TO DRIVE A!!!! Their album is only $7 on iTunes! myspace.com/drivea and youtube.com/drivearocks ! GO GO GO! :D
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Eeeee, Empires + fangirls was amazing! I had such an awesome time. Those failbots really pulled it out and played a fabulous set that was half new material. It sounds FANTASTIC and I seriously can't wait for the album. I'm going to upload a full video of a new song soon, but if you're curious I know [livejournal.com profile] candidlily has a lot of great ones as usual and will be posting some in the near future. I'm super stoked about my videos from my new camera - the audio is INCREDIBLE (clearer than when I was actually there!) and I was actually UNDER Sean Van Vleet, sometimes filming up at his chin. Hee.

They were total sweethearts, as usual, and Sean AND Max remembered my face, WHAT. I saw them a year ago! In Baltimore! Crazy. But yeah, chatted and got sweaty hugs from all of them and I just can't get over their precious faces. They seem to be a little bit more used to the semi-fame thing now, but they're still the down to earth darlings they always were. &theirfaces;

OH AND! Mark Rose was there! And I chatted with him for a while! He is still most handsome and charming. I wish I'd gotten to see him in Lansing, damn responsibilities. Some day! And Nick Scimeca was there, as well as De'Mar. There was ass slapping and Nick stole Sean away from us and it was basically shenanigans. OH CHICAGO.

I will say much more later, but right now I feel like I've been run over by a bus, instead of riding in one for 5 hours. I slept four hours last night, I didn't eat anything substantial until half an hour ago (it's 3 PM), and yesterday was filled with walking and walking and more walking and then standing and standing and more standing and I'm very very exhausted. Of course, I need to go into the lab to run my presentation by a coworker, then I have to pack and get ready to go to a retreat tomorrow, leaving at SEVEN AM, ugh. Wow. This week is just kind of insane, as I also move into my apartment on Sunday. BUT! It's all awesome things, so it's all good!

Just wanted to post an update, because wow, away from the internet for A WHOLE DAY. Gives me the jitters. ;)
Mood:: 'exhausted' exhausted
exsequar: (Girlyrock - MCR - Thinkyfaces)
posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 09:10pm on 03/03/2009 under , , , ,
There's a girl named Dara in my choir who told me today that she loves my MCR hoodie! :D :D She even called them "MCR." She sees them in concert every time they come to Philly, and her favorite album is Three Cheers. &FANGIRLS;!! She totally made my night.
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I am hoooome, in my empty apartment. Tear! It is 9 AM and I only got 4 hours of pretty inebriated sleep last night, but I don't feel like I can go back to sleep. I'll probably crash later in the day, pretty fucking hard. :P I miss my faaaangirls! Everyone was amazing. Seeing [livejournal.com profile] mona1347, [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster, and [livejournal.com profile] quietdiscerning again was like a family reunion. [livejournal.com profile] ethrosdemon and [livejournal.com profile] coiledsoul were absolutely wonderful to me, and I want to say a huge THANK YOU to them for working their asses off and wrangling with a really fucking obnoxious hotel to make sure the weekend was fabulous. And it was - you girls ROCK! It was awesome to see [livejournal.com profile] chaneen again, my PA bandom partner in crime, and rooming with her and the new lovely friend [livejournal.com profile] casapazzo was excellent. Seeing [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1 again was joyous, and through her I made glorious new friends - [livejournal.com profile] arabella_hope (<3333!!), [livejournal.com profile] caithream, [livejournal.com profile] giventofly37, and I finally got to meet [livejournal.com profile] chickyoops! I made out with my first girl ever - haaaaay [livejournal.com profile] unperfectwolf! ;) Seeing [livejournal.com profile] tjournal again was so wonderful, I just wanted to steal her away in my pocket. And of course the beautiful [livejournal.com profile] wendy! I bonded with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] miriad on Saturday night, she kinda rocks my socks. OH OH and of course the most wonderful fandom mom ever, [livejournal.com profile] deirdre_c! It was so great to smish her :D And the list goes on! There were so many wonderful, wonderful people there, not one sour puss or party pooper in the whole lot. I'm not going to make a report because it's just an experience that will live on in my head, but you get the jist!

I miss you all already!! <33333 I hope everyone got home safe.

PS. I am totally yanked back into SPN fandom. Gimme your fic recs, dudes, both RPS and Winchesters, whatever you got! I'm probably gonna go back and rewatch some ooooold school, because ugh. BOYS. ♥___♥

In conclusion: yay Wincon :D

PPS. JOHN BARROWMAN AND GARETH ARE AMAZING. So much snogging! And it's all romantic and sweeping-off-feety and precious and beautiful and oh the hearts in my eyes are ridiculous. They're so beautiful!! (Oh and there's Gareth's ass in his underwear. UM. YEAH. You're welcome.)
Mood:: 'satisfied' satisfied
exsequar: (Girlyrock - TAI - Bill adorable)
I SURVIVED WARPED TOUR 08!! \o/

Man, what a DAY. In brief:
  • I left the tickets at home. Cue panic attack. Had to print them at a hotel.
  • Found [livejournal.com profile] enoughoflove and [livejournal.com profile] chaneen
  • Watched Anberlin. Love!
  • THUNDER/LIGHTNING/HAILSTORM OF THE APOCALYPSE. It felt like the sky opened up on us. We "sheltered" under a merch tent but needless to say we got soaked.
  • Because of rain and people being wusses, got THIRD FROM BARRIER for Academy.
  • WILLIAM BECKETT GAVE ME A COMEHITHER SEXFACE ON STAGE. Details later!
  • Shuffled over to next stage for Cobra, where Gabe ordered our crowd to shove to the middle. YES!
  • Cobras rocked my face off!
  • Discovered that somewhere in that chaos, I had lost my phone! /o\ But it is insured! \o/
  • Went to [livejournal.com profile] chaneen's to dry off and eat.
  • Drove home.


SO TIRED.


William Beckett, ladies and gents.

<3333
Mood:: 'drained' drained
exsequar: (Girlyrock - MCR - Gee Helena)
posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 05:49pm on 10/07/2008 under , , , ,
Well THAT was terrifying.

Has anybody else seen the FAKE FAKE FAKE news that Gerard died today? My friend, not in fandom but who knows I love MCR, IMed me with "I heard the MCR guy died". Luckily I was away from the computer and by the time I got back he had found out it was a hoax by... 4chan? I don't know who that is, but there's an article on Digg and it makes me nauseous to even look at it. No lie, I broke out in a sweat and started shaking, even though I knew it wasn't real.

AUGH GERARD D: Fucking assholes who would fuck with me like this, GRRRRRRR.

What if it really happened? D: D: D: D:

*CLINGS TO YOU ALL*

In MUCH better news, I CAN HAS FANGIRLS! I have a [livejournal.com profile] unamaga and [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1 at my apartment, and a [livejournal.com profile] hebrew_hernia on the way tomorrow, and a DAVID HEWLETT and a KATE HEWLETT and MOAR and eeee! There was drama in that Mel was unable to get off her train because there were no conductors at her end and the doors didn't open (?!) but she found her way back through the kindness of a stranger and I can has her! PHEW. Good times are going to be had by all :D :D

<33333
Mood:: 'relieved' relieved
exsequar: (QaF BJ Forever young kiss)
Hi eljay! Io'm in bed with [livejournal.com profile] nebulein and she putp a tequila shot in me and german beer and a blu elagoon ccoktal so i'm pretty drunk and i'm typing while lying on my back so apologies for incohenrece. We've been having so much fun - i met her boyfriend, and we went out (obviously) to Captain Cooks (haha palm tres) and had a lovely tiem. WE've been watching queer as folk and enjoying it very much. DID YOU KNOW I LOVE BRIAN KINNEYY??????? Cause I do, al ot a lot. :D

I'm going tostop attempting this travestuyu of a post. NIGHT!
Mood:: 'giggly' giggly
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 02:29am on 27/03/2008 under , , , , ,
It's 2:30 AM and I have to catch a flight to Germany at 7 AM. This entails leaving my apartment at approximately 4 AM. Ew. D: I'm going to go try to get an hour of sleep, but we'll see :-/

What ISN'T ew, however, is that waiting for me at the other end is a NEB!!!! I have known [livejournal.com profile] nebulein for about three years, and she is made of awesome and sunshine and win. I am so excited to finally be meeting her! We are gonna have a fabulous time together. Then I'm going to come home late Sunday night and have to go to class 10 AM on Monday, but WHATEVER. I did it over winter break, I can do it again, and it will be 110% worth it. Bwee! :D

All the Panic nonsense is just making me flap my hands with glee. The Blue Room performance was all kinds of darling, more so because we got to see their precious banter between songs. Ryan's percussion debut! Jon will drink to that! Spencer needing to bend to use the mic! Bden's noise of disgust at having to play Sins! Bden's performance of Holy Spaces, omg that song is so much better live! Everything about all of them! And then there was Jimmy Kimmel, and Ryan messing up in the middle of TGG and them keeping perfectly on track anyway, and Spencer banging the fuck out of his drums (I swear I rewound the bit at 1:40 in the TGG video about ten times), and OH HOW I HEART THEM. Now - I can has deluxe edition? *Grabbyhands*

Time to attempt sleep! Wish me luck! <3
Mood:: 'quixotic' quixotic
exsequar: (Girlyrock - Panic! - Ryro size of the mo)
GLEE! I *finally* got my lab report grade from first term (which ended, you know, THREE MONTHS ago) and I got a FIRST! *does a happy dance* Only 7 out of 34 people did that! Oh frabjous joy, that is so nice to hear :D *relieved sigh*

ETA: *FLAIL FLAIL* I also just got my European Societies exam grade - I got a SEVENTY-SIX! :O 70 and above is a first, and I got the second highest grade in a class of like 100 people! *flails some more* Eeeeee YOU GUYS. Yuo have no idea how happy this makes me, I like, thrive on academic achievement and this school doesn't ASSESS you so I've been all deprived and having no clue of how well I was doing, but now I have NUMBERS and I am HAPPY. *TWIRLS FOREVER*

I also got to have lunch with Niall! Well, he kept me company while I had mine. But I was going to eat alone, so I texted him, not really expecting him to show up, and then he did! He's so adorable you guys, gosh. I kind of want to ask him out to coffee or something? But then I chicken out. Perhaps it is best to wait after Valentines Day anyway :P

Just chatted with [livejournal.com profile] nebulein and we have tentative plans for me to go visit her in Karlsruhe in March! That would be so cool, I've never been to Germany and I would love to meet her :)

The Panic video continues to bring me all kinds of joy. Spencer has sunflowers on his drumsticks that match Jon's room! The clocks keep getting bigger! Brendon is a beautiful spaz! There's a painting of Spencer on the back of Bden's door! Jon's dream is to find a merry band and become part of it! Ryan's eyes are the size of the moon, and Bden loves them so much he makes kickyfeet of joy! *SIGH* ♥♥♥

/Completely pointless entry!
Music:: MCR - Not a Fashion Statement
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
exsequar: (Girlyrock - MCR - Gee pretty lady)
Apparently Gerard Way cures all ills (who's surprised?) because I just read the first issue of The Umbrella Academy and EEEE! Seriously, it's WONDERFUL! Bizarre and quirky and dense and fast-paced and funny and WONDERFUL. I looooove it, you guys, and I don't read comics! Like, at all! It's just really clever and I can hear Gee's dark, geeky humor shining through like a beacon. The artwork is lovely, both clear and understandable but also just complex enough to keep it really interesting. And dude, is it just me or does Gerard self-identify with Number One, aka Space Boy, aka dude with a gorilla body? I mean, he's the leader of a band of merry misfits, and he's all charismatic and whatnot, and he's got short peroxide blonde/white hair, aaaaand he's totally Gee. ILOVEIT.

I went to Forbidden Planet yesterday (how did I not know it was RIGHT THERE? FAIL!) and REVELED in the geekery (John Sheppard action figure! Spike! Skelanimals, n'aw! Tardises! ♥) and then of course I sought out the new Umbrella Academy to stroke the cover and check if there were any pics of Geeway. And they had all five issues lined up together! First of all: pretty. Second of all, temptation! I kind of hummed and hawwed a bit. The cover of the second one is my favorite, so I ended up buying the first two, haha. And I'm so glad I did, because I want to read the next one RIGHT NOW. (I was however surprised by how expensive they were - over 4 Euro each! That's six bucks! The price on the cover is 3 bucks, boo.)

REWIND! I found Forbidden Planet thanks to [livejournal.com profile] iltaru! I started to tell the story of meeting her last night, but 8 hours and a bunch of alcohol intervened and I never got to, hee. But anyway - I met her and three of her friends at Captain America's where they were having lunch, and we hung out and chatted about things like genderswapping alien fic (as you do), and then we took a stroll and I showed her the place where I got my tattoo so she could go get hers today! Unfortunately, she started feeling really ill because she'd had penicillin + pint of Guinness + a really rich, huge lunch, in that order, so yeah, not so much with the awesome. *pats her poor head* So she and her friend went back to their hostel after pointing me to where Forbidden Planet was. It was really fun to meet her though! Fangirls ftw! Hopefully I'll see her again before she takes off for England :)

I walked the way home today that takes me down the street I directed Gee and Lyn-Z down, and then past the corner where we chatted. It never fails to make me grin like a fool. And, on the way to school, I listened to the Frank And Mikey Interview of Joy. Pretty much those boys bring the sunshine to my day.

As does having a large group of fantastic friends. I still love the sci fi boys, but they're all really busy with their final year projects so I don't actually hang out with them terribly much. On the other hand, my biochem friends (Sinead and company) have schedules that overlap a lot with mine, and they like to spend an hour in the coffee shop, just lounging about and chatting and laughing. It's so relaxing and a wonderful dose of sociability in the middle of my day. It's also mostly girls, plus two awesome guys, so it's just a completely different dynamic and so much fun. They're all so lovely. Yay!

I ALSO watched Torchwood tonight, and all I've got to say is Ianto FTW. I loved it. And Gwen, shut up and stop surviving, dammit. (Er, sorry.)

*YAWN* Oh man, sleep soon.
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
exsequar: (Noel&Russell)
Here is your moment of sheer and utter joy for the evening.



In the middle of performing Cemetery Drive, while Gerard is singing the line "way down" repeatedly.... Mikey Way falls over. WAY DOWN!!!! You seriously can't make this shit up, hahaha. He just topples over! And then Frank runs over to him and presses their foreheads together affectionately like oh, you darling idiot, and Gee comes over to check on him too, and OH THEM. <333333

I would use one of my myriad darling Mikey icons, but instead I'll use this because it's shiny and new and I LUFF THEM. Precious giggly boys!! *sigh* I'm so easy, you guys. Tight pants! Eyeliner! Sidesplitting humor! I'm so fucking gone.

Tonight I watched episodes of QI and Top Gear, both British shows, both hilarious. Stephen Fry! Alan Davies! Hammond! All hilarious, all wonderful, and I love British humor the end. (ALSO I WANT A JAGUAR XK8 OH GOD. I MEAN JUST LOOK:

IT'S SEX ON WHEELS. Ask Robin and Mel and Jules. The noise I made was embarassing.)

Also I heard that there were maybe some Panic! in the Studio pictures? And maaaaybe some guy named Patrick on some procedural show? MAYBE? Oh flist <3

I am verreh tired. Goodnight. ♥
exsequar: ((TW) Barrowman thumbs up!)
So I have left my beautiful [livejournal.com profile] the5thmarauder, sadly. We had a brilliant time, I'm so so so glad we finally got to hang out, after knowing each other for many years! Hopefully she'll be able to make it over to Dublin before I depart for the States. I saw the lovely Cardiff and got Rach into Mikeyway and Timmy Riggins, and she introduced me to Noel and Russell, and basically there was much joy and love. \o/ Rach is made of ridiculous amounts of awesome, and I only bemoan that we cannot fangirl together ALL THE TIME. Love you, bb ♥

My sad parting from her was made less sad by the fact that I now have a ROBIN AND A MEL AND A JULES. You guys, fangirls are the best. We got to Robin's house and started watching this year's Big Fat Quiz, squeeing and laughing and awwwing over Noel and Russell because they are darling. We had also picked up alcohol on the way home and I ended up getting, um, really drunk on Magners, vodka and lemonade, and peach Archers Aqua schnapps. Oh my god. It smelled like PEACHIE-O's, and tasted only a little less fantastic, and was pretty much delicious. Robin and I finished off the entire bottle rather too fast. I can't remember the last time I was that drunk, it was pretty fabulous. Robin and I passed out in the middle of Atlantis, much to Mel's disappointment, and we stumbled up to bed shortly after, getting to sleep around 12:30, it was kind of insane. So much fun, and a most auspicious beginning to our days together. Then, this morning, we picked up a [livejournal.com profile] schneestern at Heathrow, and our fangirl harem is complete! :D Much good times are going to ensue, I can tell.

In fandom news... NEW PANIC! SONG. It's adorable, IMO. Cheesy and ridiculous but ADORABLE. I heart their stupid little faces. And wow, Abbey Road Studios? That's amazing, I'm so proud of them. I can't wait for this damn album!

Cobra's new video is so clever and brilliant and hilarious, just like them. Oh, Cobras <333

But my favorite bit of fandom news is OMG NEW TORCHWOOD TRAILER!!!!! A whole minute long and and and Spoilers, but TRUST ME YOU WANT TO KNOW. ) Is it Jan 16th yet?????? Eeeeee.

Also, new Atlantis on Friday! YAYE.

I love fandom and fangirls, you guys. I'm so full of squishy glee right now. LOVE YOU ALL! <33333
Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
exsequar: (Girlyrock - MCR - Mikeyway rockstar)
Hallo darlings! The radio silence from me is because I've been having a marvelous time with [livejournal.com profile] the5thmarauder, exploring Cardiff, seeing all the places Torchwood has filmed (the "in these stones" building is gorgeous! and Ianto's office is a grungy little hole in the wall), playing Zelda: Crossbow Training on the Wii with her parentals, and watching many many forms of media. Rachael is now thoroughly head over heels for Mikey and company, and she's also already addicted to Friday Night Lights, which, duh :D I really am having the best time. Her parents are so sweet, and her mom is just so kind and generous and helpful and I feel like a princess, honestly! I try to help her out and she just waves me off, hee. We're currently listening to The Black Parade while Ray works on her Zombie Survival Guide for her graphics class, which is AWESOME. Her little zombies are so CUTE! Today we went to Penarth Pier, which was beautiful.

I'm super super glad I decided to do this for my vacation - it beats the hell out of sitting around in Dublin! (Hahahaha... I can't believe I just said that) Fangirls are seriously, SERIOUSLY ftw, you guys. I wish I had them all the time. Hey, we should start a commune! Y/Y???

I have managed to keep up with my flist though. The Cobra reality show on MTV.com is hilarious, no fucking lie, ahahahaha. MPREG! You're not asian!!! No YOU'RE fat! There isn't a car here, you realize that right? Gabe, we're voting you out. AHAHAHA. COBRAAAAAS. Panic! at the Prom is endlessly precious, as is the newer Bden and Ryro bits in Cosmo girl - Brendon's looking for his Jasmine! AWWWW. Though let's be honest, it's more like, I don't know, Brian looking for his Justin. *g* But hey, I was Jasmine for Halloween when I was a kid! Pick me, Bden, pick me! :D

I am deeply excited for the next few days, as we're going to get the City is at War video (HURRAH!) and HOPEFULLY something out of those teasing Panic! children, if the website is to be believed! Yaye!

Does anyone know what the status is on the supposed video for Mama, that Gerard is supposed to direct? I know Frankie's in New Jersey right now, and they've got the South America tour in... February. So is the video going to happen some time in there? I hope so - I really wanna see what Gee comes up with!

Well Ray and I are off to watch more FNL, I believe! Catch you on the flipside!
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
exsequar: (Girlyrock - MCR - Gee presh)
posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 11:07pm on 14/11/2007 under , , , ,
I have arrived safely in London! \o/ I'm currently at [livejournal.com profile] jemimamoo's house hanging out with her and [livejournal.com profile] erode, and they're both lovely! I caught my bus, plane, and trains with no mishaps, and I even got a nap on the plane. I'm so relieved that everything went smoothly. Now Matilda and I are gonna watch LOTMS and then we're gonna go see MCR for REAL and eeeeeeeeee!

I think the trauma is finally over. THANK GOD.
location: London! \o/
Mood:: 'relieved' relieved

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