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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sorchasilver, a TV meme!

Pick your five favorite TV shows (in no particular order) and answer the following questions. Don't cheat!

1. Supernatural
2. Friday Night Lights
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4. Bones
5. Firefly

(This is kind of a "now" skewed list - I love far too many TV shows!)

The questions! )

I do so love TV! I'm in the process of deciding what to watch next. I feel SO BEREFT without any more Bones or Big Bang Theory to watch! I finished both in the same night, after months of devouring them together. It's strange - they're completely different shows, but my emotional focal point for both is the same. An oddly matched pair (a geek meets a sexy yet semi-awkward cool person) that is obviously magnetically attracted yet cannot seem to acknowledge it themselves. Both do a sort of yo-yo of requited and not. And it's VERY FRUSTRATING. But I love them both so much. (OMG PENNY GROW A SPINE!!!!!!!!)

I am going to continue with Freaks & Geeks, because it is all kinds of charming, but I need something else as well. Generation Kill? True Blood? Legend of the Seeker? How I Met Your Mother? Help, o wise and all-knowing flist! Tell me about characters I will love (without spoilers!), because that is my key to loving any show.

In other, sad TV news, Stargate: 90210 is made of a million kinds of fail. At this point, I'm wondering how the fuck these people ever gave us Atlantis. SGA was not close to perfect, but it was deeply charming and showed real heart sometimes. I'm wondering if that was truly a result of the cast and its glorious chemistry, because I'm seeing none of that in the SGU bits we've gotten. UGHHHHHH.

In other happier news, I'm LOVING Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon. LOVE!!!!!! Will Laurence, come here and be my empathetic, elegant boyfriend right now!! I fell in love with him within two pages and he has only endeared himself to me further. It's fascinating living inside his head because he is such a product of his time, but lacks any sort of malice in his prejudices. For instance, when he's shocked and appalled by a female dragonrider wearing men's clothing, and muses that riding dragons must be very trying on her slight frame, he's not repugnant, simply a fascinating example of the mindset of that time. He has no hostility towards her, merely surprise and curiosity. I love himmmmmm somuch! And Temeraire, oh Temeraire! *draws a lot of hearts*

Now I'm going to watch last week's Leverage, which I somehow forgot about!
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 12:53pm on 27/11/2007 under , , , , , ,
So, as they sometimes do, an awesome music video idea popped into my head this morning!

Get this - a Buffy the Vampire Slayer video set to MCR's Vampires Can Never Hurt You.

I know, brilliant right? *giggles* It's just absurd enough to work, and me being me I of course took it to the Faith place. The whole vampire thing of the song could be a grand metaphor for Faith getting all fucked up and dark inside and begging everyone (Buffy, Angel) to put her out of her misery, to extinguish the darkness. That's obviously in the tradition of the show itself, which takes all these evil things and makes them metaphors for every possible human crisis/situation/dilemma. So it would be like the metaphor of a metaphor! Or something. I don't know, I just know it would be awesome.

Musically, the video would be SO MUCH FUN to vid. It's got some really unique and catchy rhythmic bits, and these driving riffs that would be extremely exciting to vid fighting/dancing to (since Faith does so much of both). Also, it's not very repetitive (as our boys hadn't quite gotten down the notion of song structure, hee) and kind of rambles all over the place, so there's a bunch of fun different kinds of parts to work with.

There's a lot of lines that would just be so fun to play with. My favorite part is this verse:

And now the nightclub sets the stage for this they come in pairs she said
We'll shoot back holy water like cheap whiskey they're always there
Someone get me to the doctor, and someone call the nurse
And someone buy me roses, and someone burned the church
We're hanging out with corpses, and driving in this hearse
And someone save my soul tonight, please save my soul

Hanging out with corpses! Spike and Angel! Faith in nightclubs! Faith in a coma! Faith-in-Buffy beating up her own body in the church! OH IT WOULD BE SO AMAZING.

I wish this video could appear full formed from my brain! SIGH.

Can you stake my heart? Can you stake my heart?
(And these thoughts of endless night
bring us back into the light
and this venom from my heart)

Completely unrelated, I found out my friend Judy, another American student in Chemistry here at Trinity, HAS A 1965 MUSTANG. RED WITH BLACK INTERIOR. EIGHT CYLINDER. OH GOD I WANT. It only cost her $5k and $3k to fix it up, and it's LOUD and incredibly powerful and oh god I think I would embarass myself were I to ever get in that car. Nnnnnnnngh so jealoussssss.

So this has been an entry in which my rather unique obsessions come out in the form of flailing and flailing some more and everyone just shakes their head and goes "Oh Anne" and moves on without saying anything! *laughs* You love me anyway. ♥
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
Music:: Disenchanted - My Chemical Romance
exsequar: (Farscape JohnAeryn bliss)
Meme snagged from fragglebo:

What five character deaths affected you the most? (SPOILERS for Serenity, HP 5, BtVS S2, SPN S2, and BSG S3)

Get out the tissues. )

I FINISHED FARSCAPE! :O I did a mini marathon last night, plowing through the end of S4, then Brad drove down and we watched the miniseries this morning/afternoon. It was amazing! I oddly don't have that much to say, but... I loved it. It was satisfying, fun, exhilarating, unpredictable, and all around one hell of a ride. John and Aeryn are so in love it makes me ache, and everyone is just so wonderful *squishes them all*

Brad is the adorable gay guy that I have mentioned before, and want to know what's AWESOME? He's a SLASHER! Hahaha! Specifically of Braca/Scorpius, which is HILARIOUS. He said things like "Braca was totally jealous when Scorpius and Sikozu were doing their thing" and "Look who's saving Braca now!" and many other things and oh man. I almost broke something laughing. FANTASTIC.

So, um. That's that! It was amazing, and I'm so glad I experienced it. Thank you to everyone who forced me to watch it :)
Mood:: 'satisfied' satisfied
Music:: There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought Of It Yet (Live) - P
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 09:35pm on 11/06/2007 under , , , , ,
I am practically combusting with joy and flail. For two reasons! Both of which were brought to my attention by the very lovely [livejournal.com profile] _sin_attract!


TWO: There is a Serenity screening in DC in two weeks that I CAN GO TO! And I was going to go to DC to visit MONA anyway and now I can do BOTH and we can go see the BIG DAMN MOVIE together and it's pretty much THE MOST EXCITING THING EVER EVER. EVER.


*twirls until dizzy*

(Also, I am reading Danny/Rusty fic. It is GLORIOUS. Thank you to those who provided links ♥♥)
Mood:: 'bouncy' bouncy
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I finished Buffy season 3 with Meg tonight.

Spoilers, I guess? Though if you haven't seen this show, YOU FAIL. Get on top of that. )

Can you tell I want Joss to have all my babies?

ETA: LOOK AT THE ICON CASSI MADE ME! NO JUST LOOK! *swoons* SO PRETTY. Thank you Cassibean! *huggles endlessly*
Mood:: 'nostalgic' nostalgic
Music:: A Perfect Circle - Blue
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 07:07pm on 07/07/2006 under , ,

Look!!! Go Ask Malice - A Slayer's Diary It's the story of - you guessed it - FAITH!! And the summary, while not exactly what you talked about, rings very true with your ideas. Female watcher - check. Terrible mother - check. This sounds AMAZING, and I totally want to read it!! *flappy hands* This timing is insane! Eeee!
Mood:: 'excited' excited
Music:: Flyleaf - "So I Thought"
exsequar: (Faith and Buffy stick around)
posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 03:30pm on 07/07/2006 under , , , ,
Today's been a mindnumbingly boring day at work. Although I did receive three packages, with different things I'd ordered for the next experiment I'm trying, so that was cool. One of them came in dried ice, so I got to dump it in the sink and pour water on it and play with the mist! \o/

In other news:

Comment in [livejournal.com profile] echoicons to this post with my username and I will get an icon as a reward!

Pretty please? :D

I got the max number of comments - thanks guys!

Tonight I get to watch more of Buffy S3 (Bad Girls is up soon, SCORE) and possibly Velvet Goldmine with Meg! Yay! It's been altogether too long since I've seen that movie. Like, 3 MONTHS! *gasp* Absolutely uncool. So. That will be fun! :)

Gosh I love this icon.

And gosh I have nothing to say. Shutting up now!
Mood:: 'bored' bored
exsequar: (Faith multicolored)
posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 10:07pm on 24/06/2006 under , , ,
So Meg and I have gotten through the first 8 episodes of Buffy season 3 (that's up through Lover's Walk).

Firstly, and MOST important - David Boreanaz has the hottest Latin voice EVER. No, really. He blows Jared and Jeffrey out of the water. Sorry boys, but it's true.

You know, I love this season. I love it a LOT. Every single time we start a new episode I go "ooh, this is a good one!" because they're ALL good. And the reason for that is I love the cast of this season. It has all my favorite recurring characters - Faith, Angel and Oz. Plus the best villain, the Mayor. It's the best composition, in my opinion, that the show has at any point during its run. I love ALL the characters that are around (as opposed to when, say, Riley or the Potentials are hangin around) and so it doesn't matter who the episode focuses on - I'm guaranteed to love it. Eeee, I am so giddy with love for this show.

Thoughts on Buffy/Faith )

All this Buffy watching is making me want to upload some more Faith icons. Hmmmm. I certainly have plenty of them (a whole folder! hee)
Music:: Flyleaf - "Cassie"
Mood:: 'nostalgic' nostalgic
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 11:33pm on 12/04/2006 under , ,


Look look!!

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*Does a happy dance* I submitted this vid to Zeppo Awards, a Buffyverse vid awards site, not expecting anything at all, and I get best vid runner up! *squees* That makes me so happy. And isn't the banner gorgeous?

Here's the rest of the winners if anyone wants to see: http://www.messyjessie.net/zeppo/Main.html

yay :)

On a side note, I never ever tire of this Faith icon. It's happy, but it also has an undercurrent of darkness (from the text) that is so Faith, and the colors are effing gorgeous. *hearts it so much*
Mood:: 'ecstatic' ecstatic
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 01:42am on 11/04/2006 under , , , ,

Found this link at whedonesque.com. I have NO idea what it's all about, but it's HILARIOUS.

Jedi Master chefs!

I particularly love the pictures of Danny Strong, Nathan Fillion, Christian Kane, Jamie Bamber, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, and SEAN MAHER. HEEE.

Oh look, there's more at the bottom with Jamie! Super soaker!! Lmao.
Mood:: 'amused' amused
exsequar: (Faith multicolored)
posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 01:46am on 24/03/2006 under ,
[livejournal.com profile] ladylisse asked for drabble prompts, and I randomly gave her this, off the top of my head:

"something about Faith's loneliness after waking from her coma and finding that the world has gone and changed dramatically around her, perhaps? *pets Faith*"

And she wrote me this lovely drabble! Oh Faith. You poor thing.

Just to be clear, Faith is used to being fucked over. She just has a different definition of “fucked over” than most people.

She’s a Slayer, with all the ups and downs and ambiguities and self-righteous perky blondes, and she
knows that there are no constants, okay? Not the way most people mean, a Middle America home-and-hearth kind of constant, the kind with families and stupid petty problems and less chance of getting fucking stabbed

And anyway there’s her kill-or-be-killed law-of-the-jungle constant, which she
gets. She knows how that goes.

She should be used to this, to the way the world twists and upends itself under her feet. She only counts on herself – but she had a father for a little while and it was
nice – and this isn’t like before, this isn’t sharp edges and stakes and a new life in a new state. When she wakes up all sterile-white in a hospital gown, like some kind of Sleeping-fucking-Beauty, she has no point of reference. This is not how it goes.

Faith is used to being fucked over.

This is the first time she’s ever been lost.
Music:: Panic! At The Disco
Mood:: 'impressed' impressed
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 01:07pm on 20/03/2006 under , , , , , , ,
Television Meme

Name 6 TV Shows:

1. Lost
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. Firefly
4. Veronica Mars
5. Supernatural
6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Answer these questions... )

If you're wondering why Lost is listed first, that's cause I cheated. Supernatural was first, but there are no juicy questions for number 1, so I switched Lost and Supernatural. Hee.

I'm mad at my EF teacher for giving us so much work *shakes fist*
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 07:36pm on 28/01/2006 under , , , , , ,
This is an archive post for me to keep track of my own videos and awards in. Pay no mind :)

My first music video is called There For You. It's Harry/Hermione, set to "Poprocks and Coke" by Green Day.
Download (Right click -> Save as...) There For You

It's won three awards: )

Second video: Alone and Colder - Faith (BtVS), character study, with focus on her relationship with Buffy. Song: "No More Good Guys" by Skindive.

Download here (Right-click -> Save as...): Alone and Colder

My post with a detailed commentary, plus lyrics, can be found HERE.

It has won an award at Tolerable Cruelty:

and Zeppo Awards:
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Thank you so much to Elena for hosting these two videos!

Third video: Blind - Supernatural, Dean POV, focus on his relationship with Sam. Song: "Blind" by Placebo.

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] whosjeebus for hosting this one!

It's won two awards at Friendly Neighborhood Video Awards:

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

And two awards at the Art of Vidding Awards:

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 12:34am on 19/01/2006 under , , ,
As [livejournal.com profile] accio_tiara pointed out to me, this is the best fandom parallel EVER:

Jack=Angel, Sawyer=Spike, Kate=Buffy, and they all equal the best triangle EVAR. Seriously, think about it. Jack is all somber and broody and stuff, and he loves Kate but won't be with her for whatever crappy noble reasons. Sawyer lusts after Kate and just wants her terribly, and is a little disturbingly overt about it sometimes. Kate is just all vacillatey and can't decide. I think she has deeper feelings for Jack, but is sexually attracted to Sawyer and finds his company amusing. change the names and that is totally Angel/Buffy/Spike, although they're not all in the same place as much, but the dynamics are the same! LOVE.

In other news...



Yep, it's all gone! chopped off and lying on my desk! I'm sending it in to Locks of Love - I'm not a creepy hair-keeper, or something, lmao.

Go watch my Faith video! *cajoles everyone in the direction of her last post*
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IfinishedIfinishedIfinished!!!! *bounces around spastically* It took me almost a year, but I DID IT! And I am very very proud of the finished product. I'd really appreciate if you all took a look at it. I also wrote up a lot of thoughts and commentary, those are optional though :P

Title: Alone and Colder
Vidder: Anne ([livejournal.com profile] starsouls1013)
Song: "No More Good Guys" by Skindive
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Seasons 3 and 4)
Character: Faith POV, with focus on her relationship with Buffy
Summary: Faith struggles internally between self-hate and a sense of betrayal by Buffy.
Disclaimer: Joss owns them. Obviously. I grovel at Joss’s feet for giving me this kind of material to work with.
Feedback: Is my bread and water. Seriously. I'd really love to know what you think!
A/N: I was really trying to say something about Faith with this video, about her inner turmoil and her complexity, so I think for a real understanding of this vid, you need to listen to the lyrics as you watch. It’s told from Faith’s mindset after the season four episode "Who Are You". Also, it's very important to recognize that a large portion of the video (at least half) uses footage from Faith's nightmares when she is in the coma. So if you haven't seen the show, all the times where Buffy is freaky and evil are in dreams, and Faith only gets stabbed once.
A/N2: Thank you so much to [livejournal.com profile] hermioneluna for a lovely beta job; she really saw the message I was trying to get across and helped me to perceive the video as a whole much more clearly. I’m not sure how many changes I actually made after talking to her (largely because this damn thing took me A YEAR and I was ready to be done with it already!) but she pointed out some really interesting things that I hadn’t even noticed. So thank you hun! :)
A/N3: A huge debt of gratitude is owed to [livejournal.com profile] heres_luck, whose stunning Faith video "Superstar" inspired me to start this one. Her written commentary especially taught me so many things both about the technical aspects of vidding and the complexities of Faith as a character. So lots of thanks to her, and I really recommend her vids to anyone.

Download (21.7 MB, wmv) (Right-click -> Save target as...)
(Thank you thank you thank you to Elena over at www.Cheesejoose.com for hosting me!!)
ETA: That file is a little big, so I saved a smaller version. Here is a YSI link for a 9.34 MB version: http://s60.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0HCJYZH4U67NH1DMF7IKM9SYOZ

Lyrics )

General analytical commentary )

Technical Notes )

Specific comments on moments in the video )

So I’ve rambled on far too long. I apologize. All of this was mostly for my own benefit anyway, but if you read it, thank you and I admire your patience! Please let me know what you think :)
Mood:: 'jubilant' jubilant
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 09:27pm on 16/10/2005 under , , , , , , ,
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] indilime...

In each of your fandoms...
1. Who would you have a one-night stand with?
2. Who would you marry?
3. Who would you party with?
4. Who would be your Best Friend Forever!!1!?

This is a fun meme! :D )

Saw Serenity again! Loved it, needless to say :D Though I was not a blubbery mass of tears at the end. I think I've grown ^_^
Mood:: 'flirty' flirty
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 08:07am on 03/10/2005 under ,
For all Buffy fans on my flist, here's the word of the day at dictionary.com:

effulgence \i-FUL-juhn(t)s\, noun:
The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.

Hee! :D


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