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1. Happiest of birthdays to my bestie, C! I know you pop in every once in a while so I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday here too to cover all my social media bases. I think I've been writing you a message in here ever since I had this journal so I'm keeping up with tradition, right? ♥

Another happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] ayesakara whose love of all things Gale is endless and that is never a bad thing. I'm so glad that I'm getting to know you a little better, friend! I owe you an overdue e-mail, definitely. Will send that off to you soon. ♥

2. It's a brand new month and I've decided I need a little more focus and need to get some things done this month. So, I'm giving myself the challenge of doing NaBloPoMo. It's easier to do these since I have a Blackberry now and I don't have an excuse to miss a day. The theme of this month is Looking Up as in "things are looking up" and I think that that's an important message to convey. So, I'll be writing something once a day. I'm going to try to make some public entries but there are some that I have to lock up and those are going into the 'friends only' zone.

3. I'm also gonna do the 30 day meme even though May is 31 days. No biggie.

30 Day Meme. )

musicandme: (music ; mj not my lover)

Sasha Allen sang I'll Be There on Good Morning America. Now that was painful to watch.

Also, is anyone else watching the music video tribute on MTV? Is that the way that they label music videos now? With a giant font across the screen at the beginning of the video? MTV forgot how to play music videos in general so they've reverted to making it look like a production video from 1982. You make me want to slap you MTV.

Another WTF is that both KIIS FM and 93.1 said yesterday, "We're going to play Michael Jackson music all day!" All day lasted about 3 hours. At least the cool jazz station held up their promise and played him until midnight and all different songs. Not just Billie Jean, Thriller, and Beat It. ... not that I don't love those songs because I do.

They just played some more obscure music. God, they played Gone Too Soon twice which was a song dedicated to Ryan White but it's fitting today for him. That's always been one of my favorite songs. Like I can pick a favorite? Psh.

This is also the first time that I've ever seen the Liberian Girl video and it's a very big WTF? of celebrities in it. I mean Debbie Gibson, BLOSSOM, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Whoopi Goldberg, Jasmin Guy, Rosanna Arquette, Spielberg, Lou Diamond Philips, Amy Irving (??), and just a cluster of celebrities. Kind of a big question mark but interesting.

They still haven't played that live concert video of Man in the Mirror. That's the one I remember.

Sorry, didn't think that this was going to be so long.

musicandme: (QAF NOSTALGIA ; FANDOM HUG)

I seriously thought that it was winding down today. Then Darude's "Sandstorm" came on and my heart beat a little bit faster and I got really, really giddy.

I am imagining cool nights, a streetlight, a beautiful boy standing underneath it, and that predatory stare coming from a gorgeous man across the street.

See? Giddy.

musicandme: (qaf ; s4 is love [406])

I was just thinking that in episode 403 in that scene. You know, that scene with the chair and all that. How do you think the conversation went where Gale and Randy discussed Gale practically sticking his finger in Randy's ass?

Production Guy: *shows storyboard*
Gale: Is that my finger up his ass?
Production Guy: *takes close look* Yeah, I guess so. Is that cool?
Gale & Randy: Yes.

It's those RPS fics. They're getting to me again.

musicandme: (QAF NOSTALGIA ; FANDOM HUG)

I told you guys I was feeling nostalgic so I read a lot of older fic that made me just continue in full nostalgia mode. I began the day (and am probably going to end the day) on [livejournal.com profile] rhiannonhero's fanfic.

I literally read through all the RPS here and I have to say that there's enough of a difference in each fic that it doesn't get old or stale. Now, here's where I stand on RPS. I can distinguish real life from television. I'd never call Randy "Justin" (because I don't want to die an early death) or Gale "Brian". I know that Brian and Justin are on television and Gale and Randy are real people.

That said, I can totally picture them getting together in the manner that's presented to me by [livejournal.com profile] rhiannonhero. Really, [livejournal.com profile] amelialourdes? Really? No, not really! I mean in that fantasy world sense of them getting together. Not because I really believe that they're omgz meant 2 b 2gether forever type of a deal. Okay?

So, [livejournal.com profile] rhiannonhero's RPS allows me to indulge in those temporary fantasies that just make things feel right. I think my favorites are Protection, Pine Away, Familiarity, and the Fanboy one just totally makes me LOL.

musicandme: (qaf ; b/j animated)

I changed the title of the story since it makes a little more sense than the previous title. Who knows, this may change. It's been so long since I've written a new chapter for this story but I'm feeling extra motivated lately. I had [livejournal.com profile] r_me_time look this over but any other errors and bad plot elements are mine. :|

In case you don't remember the first chapter then it's over here.

Last time you saw our heroes they were having hot sex in the loft bed. Justin fell asleep and when he woke up he found that he, Brian and Gus were not in Pittsburgh anymore. So, where are they?

Title: Faerie Tales
Pairing: Brian/Justin, 10th Kingdom crossover.
Rating: Adult content, that enough?
Warnings: There's man-on-man love but that shouldn't be a warning.
Disclaimers: I own nothing.

The green, almost cartoon-like grass is blinding. )



Oh, if anyone likes Shelter, I wrote a Shelter story today too after a rewatch. Until next time!

musicandme: (nuke ; total win!)

I love the Luke and Noah story. I figure I'm just attracted to stories (television shows) featuring ridiculously good looking men who are involved in relationships with one another. I accept this.

But, as I've said a million times before, I have a standard when it comes to fic. I can't just read it and say, "BRILLIANT. WRITE MORE PLZ NOW!" without going through my mental check list of why I like this fic.

That said, I finally ran into two good Luke and Noah stories that just made me melt a little in the totally awesome way.

Amazing Life & The Passing of the Storm

These were pimped in the [livejournal.com profile] luke_noah community but they have to be seen by all. Both men totally in character, realistic scenarios spoken about, descriptive language that adds to the story, writing flows well together. Fantastic.

Two great Luke and Noah stories and one fantastic Queer as Folk story over the period of a week? Has my birthday come early or something?

EDIT: I AM SEARCHING FOR A BETA FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER OF MY QAF/10TH KINGDOM CROSSOVER. I need someone who can tell me what sucks, what I can do to fix it, someone to look over grammatical errors, etc. Don't be afraid to tell me it sucks. I already think it has a lot of problems but maybe with someone else's perspective I can salvage it. Help.

musicandme: (qaf ; teevee love)

For starters today, birthday question. Is it [livejournal.com profile] lennongirl's birthday? Ani, if it's your birthday today or tomorrow or yesterday, happy birthday! I'm sure that you're doing something awesome over there at home. Hee.

Now in relation to Six Feet Under, as you know or don't know, I had a Six Feet Under marathon recently. I watched the series over a week and will probably be rewatching the episodes in the next few weeks to be able to digest more of it. It really is so poignant and so incredibly well-written and it probably has the best series finale that I've seen, ever. No weird fade to blacks, no last happy scene without knowing about what happened to them in the future. Charmed came close to this but of course not as powerful or insightful.

That said, there are a lot of issues brought up throughout the series but one in particular stood out to me. Lost recaps constantly observe that any time anyone on that show has an issue, it's usually a "Daddy Issue". Six Feet Under wasn't an exception. There was Keith's feelings toward his father. Nathaniel Sr. popped up throughout the entire series and the children analyzed their relationship with him. In Queer as Folk, Brian's father beat him and Michael never knew his father and Justin's dad disowned him.

Why do you think that television shows explore the father dynamic more than the mother dynamic? Is it more powerful to explore the more masculine dynamic? Is it just because fathers do often abandon their children or cause some kind of traumatic experience in childhood that continues to affect that child as an adult?

I'm always thinking about the parental dynamic in Disney movies because the fathers are almost always around and they kill the mothers. In movies that aren't animated, the girl raised by her father (without any siblings or female siblings) always appears as a tomboy because she hasn't had that female exposure. Disney female characters (princesses) seen so in touch with their femininity.

So, why is the paternal dynamic more prevalent in television?

musicandme: (bj ; *hugs*)

AM NOW BROKEN FROM WATCHING SIX FEET UNDER.

CAN'T EVEN WRITE COHERENTLY.

JUST BROKEN.

SOMEONE REPAIR ME.

And this is not even related even though she loves SFU but happiest of birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] rainrockstar whose username only reminds me of Raining in my Mind and TEN years ago we watched that band who sang that song perform at Hornet Stadium, omg. TEN YEARS. We're old.

Sadface.

Nov. 30th, 2008 10:17 pm
musicandme: (icon ; oh noes!)

Well, it's the final day of nablopomo and it's definitely been fun. I think that it's a challenge to try to write something every day but it did motivate me to write right away instead of waiting several days to say one little thing. I'll probably end up going back to that. I just like to think about what I'm going to say, compile, and then post it. That's just my way. It'd be neat to do something like this again though.

All of my November entries have been public and that's left me feeling very exposed. At the same time, I know that it's opened my journal to comments that I normally wouldn't receive, people that I don't often communicate with, and that's been really great. Maybe I'll keep it up and just lock the entries that really need to be locked. That's the plan, folks. That's the plan.

So, what did I do for the majority of my Thanksgiving break? I've been pretty consumed by Luke and Noah. I had plans to watch a couple of movies today but instead I decided that it's time to toss my old hard drives that I've literally been lagging around since 2003. Those are a lot of moves to be carrying around a couple of old towers.

There are a lot of old goodies that I found in the drives including some recordings of me on the radio. Yeah, I'll probably end up sharing those because they're embarrassing. They're a reminder that I was also like those crazy Jonas Brothers fans and said things that make me cringe today.

I'm also finally getting through the 5,000 questions survey that I started ages ago. Here are my answers for 301-400.

301-400 Questions. )



And I leave tonight with a photo of me being stupid at my aunt's bday party last week.

Toy Gun. No, I won't add 'Shiny'. That's a band. )



So, that's the finale of my November posts. If you like what you've read, feel free to stick around.

musicandme: (holiday ; doodle!love)

Tomorrow is the last day of my mini-vacation and all I want to do is take another week to just hang out at home. As if I didn't go through the majority of my life doing that. Guess that's why I'm having the work blues. This is my first year out of college and there's a lot to get used to after being within a very organized school system since I was three and a half years old (pre-school).

But, hopefully next year I can take a nice couple of weeks to just go somewhere and do something. I still don't know what it is because there are a lot of options. Part of me wants to go to New York and see the West Side Story revival. Big part of me is totally gung ho for Toronto's pride. And of course I'm reserving a side to see Randypants sometime. But, I don't really know. It all depends on the whole financial situation.

That's on everyone's minds these days. There are a lot of people who simply can't afford to fly home to spend the holidays with their families. It's unfortunate.

Wow, that was kind of a downer. Sorry. I guess I've been watching the news a lot.

In other news, I love this article and it's about Twilight so Twilight loves beware. This isn't the article for you. That hospital scene? I literally LOL'ED through it. It was the sputtering a la Kristen Stewart that got to me. For the most part I was able to contain my laughter until that moment.

I will be shamefully watching the Britney Spears special tomorrow because I am intrigued. I actually loved Blackout but I don't like what I've heard of Circus. I'm a Queer as Folk fan. I love dance music. This cannot be helped.

Oh! Speaking of music. I watched Topic Thunder today and thought that it was absolutely hilarious. Usually Ben Stiller movies are a hit and miss for me but this one was really great. Robert Downey pretty much trumps everyone in the movie. So, about the music? Hearing Name of the Game playing? Yeah, my fellow Qaf fans. We all know what I was thinking of. Mhmm.

musicandme: (holiday ; doodle!love)

I plan on replying to everyone's comments tonight! Just wanted to get this posted for the day.

The day after turkey day is a day filled with wonderful left overs. I must not have made that much mashed potato because it's totally gone now. :( That and the turkey is quickly disappearing. So far still have ham, plenty of salad dressing and pie! That makes a pretty damn good meal. I made myself a great breakfast this morning. I'm still thinking about it. It reminds me of my dad since he used to make it. It's pan de sal, ham in the middle, toasted, butter on both sides of the pan de sal. It's just simple, nothing fancy or anything but he used to make it for breakfast. I don't know. Maybe he still does.

I've also been driving myself kind of nuts because around this time I'm always antsy to watch Pieces of April and of course this is the only time of the year that I can't find that tape.

I'm completely failing on my Thanksgiving weekend plans by not fulfilling anything that I've written on my list. Instead, I'm re-watching Luke and Noah clips and reading an incredible amount of fic. As is obsession, right? This isn't any different than waiting in anticipation for those holiday Brian/Justin fics to come out.

Randall's Thanksgiving one is a favorite of mine. Justin stuck in a kitchen trying to figure out a Thanksgiving feast. Can't go wrong.

I hope that everyone had a good day yesterday and today and that everyone is staying safe. A lot has gone wrong today and definitely in India. We all have a lot to be thankful for right now.

musicandme: (holiday ; doodle!love)

Are you writing fiction or are you trying to win "the most awesome banner" contest? Fucking lame and it only takes away from your story that probably isn't going to be good anyway. *nod*

*ahem* Anyway.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MY FELLOW AMERICANS!

Or should I say, happy day where everyone gets to eat with people you only see once or twice a year? Yeah.

So, my mother and I did have that feast that I spoke of last night. Turkey, ham, salad (with blue cheese dressing that I made that kind of turned out amazing), mashed potatoes, apple pie, lumpia, and pancit. Over all? Totally amazing. I just feel so fucking grateful that I was able to have all of this food today in a failing economy and in a time where things are tough for a lot of people. I'm feeling very thankful.

I called my dad in the morning and he had his own food prepared for everyone in the house. Feels so weird to spend the holidays away from immediate family but what are you going to do? That's just the way that things are.

So, my cousin came over around noon and we ate while watching the dog show that they broadcast after the Macy's parade.

Oh and since she's into Twilight. Um, yeah. Yeah, I went to see Twilight.

Uh, why ... um, yeah. I guess I'm still trying to recover from the experience.

So, hope everyone had a good day today or the best type of day that they could have had. I am enjoying the Friends episode with Brad Pitt. Friends Thanksgiving episodes = love.

musicandme: (randy ; way too excited)

It's finally Thanksgiving and that means that I had a half day today.

That also means that I have four complete days of vacation in which I'm thinking about what I'm going to do. I'm going to be doing the eating thing tomorrow but since we don't really have a lot of family over, Thanksgiving is just an ordinary day with a fantastic parade and a hell of a lot of food for me and my mom.

I used to boycott the holiday because when I was 8 years old my dad decided that he wasn't going to come for Thanksgiving and that was really crushing. Honestly, it's not like I remember many Thanksgivings that I had in my house with my family but I remember being 8 years old and my dad telling me that he wasn't coming for Thanksgiving. I remember crying on the phone and asking him why.

It was one of the first times that I really felt the effects of the divorce on me and it was a painful experience. You know what? Most of the time I'm really Chandler for Thanksgiving. I just want the food, I want the day but then it's over and I don't really think about it much. But, I guess my mom and I now have this new tradition of buying food, watching the parade and just doing whatever.

So, I'm thinking about what to do. I have a lot of movies that need watching. I have a lot of DVDs to go through. I'm thinking about doing that. I'm also planning to see Milk soon. The movie prices are kind of outrageous at Arclight so I'm debating on whether or not I should wait for it to come out nation wide so I can see it in other theaters for a cheaper ticket. Although, I love Arclight I don't know if I want to pay $14.50 a ticket.

Ah, what are the holidays without these entries?

musicandme: (vote for change ; da gays)

Oh, Florida. I'm so proud of you guys. First you turn blue and now you're allowing the gays to adopt their babies. If those goddamn "family" groups are going to go after this it's time for another heavy letter writing campaign. Aren't they tired of their only stable children grow up in homes with a mother and father bullshit? You'd think that they would be. But, no. In conclusion, go Florida!

So, Thanksgiving is coming up and that means that Christmas is coming up and that means that I have my Christmas gift list ready to go for everyone. My favorite part of Christmas is really the wrapping. I already (mostly) know what I'm going to get everyone. I still need to ask my cousin's kids what they want for Christmas. Hopefully it's something simple like a game or something.

What's everyone's Thanksgiving plans? I'm curious. I guess I'll fill you guys in on my day when it rolls around to Thursday's blogging day.

Tomorrow I have a half day at work and I'm so excited about that. I do have to go grocery shopping. I have some things that I have to buy for Thursday's meal. Can you believe that I'm making these kind of preparations for a meal for two people? Yeah, that's right. It's going to be me and mom as usual. But, I'm happy about that and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC.

Must be the season to read rizabeau's holiday story! Yes, the 'baby' gets annoying, it's a little OOC but hey you know what? It's got Justin's twins in it! And they are absolute love.

musicandme: (qaf ; teevee love)

I see that we all have an overwhelmingly positive response regarding Dexter. We love Dexter again, yay! I'm very excited for the upcoming episodes.

Okay, I'm typing this with extremely blurry vision right now so please excuse the typos but I really can barely see the monitor because everything is blurry.

I went for an annual eye exam on Saturday and discovered that my vision has gotten worse. I've gone up like a whole grade or something. Pretty bad but not really bad enough I guess. But I left my glasses there so I could get the lenses changed then I remembered Thanksgiving break and realized I wouldn't have my glasses when I'm just relaxing around the house. Downgrade!

So, my mom's getting my glasses tomorrow so that I can see what's going on Thanksgiving. Yay!

In other news, I think that I really liked Luke and Noah from ATWT before but now I think that I'm kind of obsessed with them. I've discovered fic and have been indulging myself in that and going back and remembering how great those little clips were of them. I'm definitely going to put together some kind of Luke/Noah DVD for my viewing pleasure.

musicandme: (dexter ; i heart dexter)

I really miss watching Army Wives and Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights.

Or in other words, I miss seeing Drew Fuller and Gale Harold on my television on Sunday nights.

That's why Michael C. Hall is there to fill the void.

Hey, Dexter. )



I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving on Thursday. I have a half day on Wednesday and then movie watching for me! I cannot wait. I CANNOT WAIT.

Oh, and in real life news. I went to the eye doctor on Saturday and my vision changed significantly since March 2007. At least I know it now and got new contacts and everything. Although, my glasses are being held hostage and I need to get them back ASAP.

Voice Post

Nov. 22nd, 2008 09:35 pm
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Audio meme from [livejournal.com profile] cloverdilly! Uh, first audio post. Sorry that it sucks so hard.

1) What's your name?
2) How old are you?
3) Where are you from? Are you living there right now?
4) Is it cold where you are?
5) What's the time?
6) What are you wearing?
7) What was the last thing you listened to?
8) What was the last thing you ate?
9) What was the last thing you watched on tv?
10) What's your favorite tv show? Why?
11) Quick! Find a book, or something with text on it! Flip to a random page and read some of it! GO!
12) What was the last movie you saw? How was it?
13) Do YOU think you have an accent? Talk about that.
musicandme: (qaf ; woe)

Remember when everyone was so goddamn pissed off because that show got canceled and then years later it became an absolute cult classic and people say, "Wow. Biggest fucking mistake that ABC ever made." Wrong. I think that we're entering into a world where we're all going to say that about our short one season and short two season shows that are going to be prevalent in the future.

I say boycott bullshit "reality" television which guess what? It isn't reality. They tell people what to do on those shows. Those people are just puppets on strings. I work in television. I know because I see it and I hear it on a daily, daily basis.

Sorry, I didn't mean for this to be a television rant but I am still set off about this. Why does every single Bryan Fuller show have to get canceled? Heroes, you're next.

Going to finish that icon meme that I haven't completed yet. You can find the first one here.


5. Okay. I love Shelter. I love it. I have watched at least ten million gay films and there are pretty much three categories of gay cinema:

1) Artsy, pretty much emerging from the New Queer Cinema area.
2) Stereotypical gay comedy/"romance"/drama/etc.
3) Suffering victim who has to die at the end of the movie no matter what.

Don't get me wrong, I love a few gay films from all of those categories but Shelter breaks the mold on just about every single term. It's a completely feel good movie without touching into cheesy territory. The music is so appropriate and fitting for every single scene, the actors pull off their characters so well (even though I do have minor beef with Zach in some of his lines), and you know what? No one suffers completely, no one dies, and there's a happy fucking ending. How many gay movies can pull THAT off? Not a lot. This movie makes me so incredibly happy that you cannot believe.

So, I have this icon that pretty much represents the entire Zach/Shaun dynamic. Not only are they lovers but they're really close friends. I love that they build up the conversation in the film, treating one another like friends but their shift into a romance is completely, completely believable. So, that's why I have this Shelter icon. It pretty much says it all right there.


6. I love Randypants. I just do. I don't even think that I could explain it if I tried. I just think that he's one of the most poised, professional actors and I really admire someone who's really pursued what they want and are really unrelenting when it comes to getting what they want. That takes fucking balls and guts and it takes passion. I'm just drawn to that in general.

Icon's obviously from Mrs. Warren's Profession and I labeled it 'content' because doesn't he look happy there?

Um, [livejournal.com profile] cloverdilly is holding a gun to my head to do a voice/video meme thing and I really want to do it. I kid Ann. I kid cause I love. <3 So, other than that I am in for an awesome weekend. I'm just going to sit at home all weekend and relax. Best type of weekend ever. Well, except for the doctor's office (my eyes) and my aunt's bday brunch on Sunday.

musicandme: (qaf ; teevee love)

Yeah, it's official. ABC is definitely canning Pushing Daises, Dirty Sexy Money, and Eli Stone. I didn't watch the latter but thinking about the Bryan Fuller show I can't help but think of how I felt when Dead Like Me went off the air.

I cried as soon as Georgie ran off into the distance with Reggie looking directly at her knowing it was her sister.

Well, Dead Like Me is continuing on with their straight to DVD release of their film in January and Pushing Daises looks like it's going to meet the same fate. So, I don't cry. I look for resolution and I look for a welcoming community to continue on their original stories.

As for Dirty Sexy Money, I just got into this show in March and Season One had a completely different feel than this current season. But, I do hope for a resolution like um, knowing who killed Dutch. That was kind of the point of the show but it lost its way like Heroes in Season Two.

Guys, what ... is happening to television?

Just in general.

Shows are getting canceled left and right, building up a small fan base but it's there nevertheless and then the corporate networks go *SQUASH*. The writers put on their strike last year shutting down hundreds of businesses and putting people and television shows out of work.

What would work to get these fucking networks to stop this? Boycotts? Picketing? Sending millions of hate letters? I mean, actual letters like the kind that come through the mail because unless we don't? We can continue to keep saying hello to reality television and goodbye to scripted shows. Do any of us really want that? No. I know that we don't. So, let's do something about it.

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