in unrelated news: IT WON'T STOP SNOWING OMFG DNW
in happier unrelated news: i deleted a ton of my icons last night (i currently have 32 slots open!), uploaded a few new ones, and redid all my keywords. fun times.
in just lovely news: MY LIVEJOURNAL IS FIVE YEARS OLD TODAY, GUYS. I AM POSTING THIS FIVE YEARS, TO THE MINUTE, AFTER MY FIRST-EVER LJ ENTRY! ♥
aaaaaand a gift, because if you don't have this in your life, YOU NEED IT, TRUST ME: fall out boy - honey is for bees. it's a lullaby and it's my happy place. you want this, i promise.
02. is kyle peek a father?!?! O.O
03. i have some thinky thoughts about, of all things, seinfeld. well, not so much the show itself, but like...okay. scott loves seinfeld. he thinks it's hilarious, and i realize he is not alone there. i don't necessarily find it un-funny, i guess. i mean, i usually see the jokes coming a mile away, but there are funny moments, and i get a kick out of the concept that it's a show about nothing, and their treatment of the minutiae of daily life can sometimes be quite clever.
however, i've never been able to really enjoy the show, because i find all the characters to be kind of douchebaggy. like, they're all eccentric and whatever, and that's fine, but they're all so inherently selfish and self-involved that it bothers me. and, i mean, i have a long history of loving the "bad" characters on tv shows, from logan echolls to alex karev to chuck bass (with plenty of other stops in-between) but they almost always have an underlying humanity that i think the seinfeld cast does not.
scott thinks i'm ridiculous, and that you don't have to be able to empathize with characters in order to enjoy a show, but i disagree, i think because i rarely watch (or read) things for the plot. 9 times out of 10, i watch the shows i watch for the characters, and i read the books i read for the prose. not to say i don't appreciate a good plot twist or a cliffhanger or just a well-crafted story, but that's rarely my main concern.
now, i know comedy is a different beast than stuff like gossip girl or whatever the hell else i watch, but i think most comedies have characters that are, well, likable, and with whom people can identify, whether it's jim halpert or liz lemon or ted mosby or whatever. scrubs was on the the other day, and scott said he thinks the characters on seinfeld are more likable than the characters on seinfeld. which, i disagree, but i can vaguely understand why he might say that. i mean, JD is not necessarily a great guy. he can be mean, and selfish, and generally kind of weak. but again, there's humanity there, i think. and dr. cox, for all his rage and bluster, has a good heart underneath. (mind you, i haven't actually watched scrubs in a couple of years, so i'm basing this off the first 3 or 4 seasons.)
all of that ^^^ to say, i suppose: what makes a character someone you can relate to/empathize with/enjoy? do you need characters like that to enjoy a TV show? do you agree with me that the characters on seinfeld are unlikable assholes, or have i got it all wrong?
04. david fucking cook having a gigglefit! everyone who cares probably saw this already but you can watch it again. ♥
ETA 05. also, this.
omg, why am i reading badfic?
i don't like talking shit about people's writing, generally, because as a writer i understand the effort that goes in (well, in most cases. i swear some people just spew whatever comes into their head into an entry and call it fic, but i digress). and so i'm not going to talk shit now, either. that is not the issue.
srsly, tho, i never even read badfic, normally! usually i have the willpower of...of...idk, a thousand somethings with a lot of willpower. at least when it comes to badfic.
but right now i'm totally like a little fly, zooming straight into one of those bug zapper things.
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god bless pete and vicky-t for making me know about such things. i think i'm going to be down in the city next weekend and i am so very much going to check this out. \o/
oh hay it's 4:20. what up!
I JUST HAD A CENTIPEDE IN MY FUCKING BATHROOM
IDK IF YOU RECALL THE CENTIPINCIDENT OF AUGHT-SEVEN BUT IT STILL HAUNTS ME
AND NOW I HAVE ENCOUNTERED SON OF CENTIPEDE
I VANQUISHED HIM WITH SOME ALL-PURPOSE LYSOL (BECAUSE IF ALL-PURPOSE DOES NOT INCLUDE CENTIPEDE DEATH I AM NOT INTERESTED) BUT STILL WHAT THE FUCK YOU GUYS
I WAS BRUSHING MY TEETH AND HE WAS JUST ~THERE~
NOW I HAVE THE CREEPY-CRAWLIES LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER
SOB SOB SOB DNW DNW ETC
but that's not the point! so ace young is also there, and when i turned on the radio in the car they were interviewing him. and he told a story about hanging out with blake at the hotel last night, and the fire alarm goes off at like 3:30 in the morning. and they don't care if they get burned alive, apparently, because they just stayed in the room and ignored it.
so a minute or two later, they get a knock on the door, and coolio(!), who is also performing today, asks if he can hang out with them, and he sits down and is kind of rocking in place like a little kid. it turns out he was doing, ahem, SOMETHING that set off the smoke alarm, so he was hiding with them.
i lolled. a lot.
The American Family Association has just launched a letter and call-in campaign to have the Luke/Noah storyline removed from the day time soap opera As the World Turns.
Procter & Gamble has set up a 1-800 number to poll responses.
The number is 1-800-331-3774.
Press 1 for English/2 for Spanish [if you don't get this, don't worry, I didn't either].
Press 2 to get to the AtWT poll.
Then press 1 to tell them you want the storyline to continue.
with the amount of ridiculous scandalous bullshit that soap operas have as a complete matter of course, the fact that the american family association chooses only to get upset about a gay storyline is repulsive. HATE. i encourage everyone to call the number and to repost this information.
here, as a reward have a random really really hot boykiss.
lord knows i love The Gay, but
(but rly, kids, where's the legit boylove this season? sigh.)
ryro and i give two thumbs waaaay down! D:
fhkgjhkgjhrkjghrkehgkjrhgkj IDEK. i probably won't win anyway but WHAT IF I DO?!?!?! D:
Now that Karyn Kusama is on board to direct Jennifer's Body, Diablo Cody's follow-up to Juno, casting is beginning in earnest. Luckily we have a source close to the production who has told us who is being looked at for some major roles in the film.
The lead role of Needy, the Buffy of the piece, if you will, is being offered to Amanda Seyfried, Big Love's Sarah. That's not a done deal, but with nothing on her IMDB after the upcoming Mamma Mia!, I imagine Seyfried will be happy to take the role.
More interesting, perhaps, are two names that are being bandied about for Nikolai; he's the leader of the Satanic emo band that starts all of the problems that turns Needy into an ass-kicking monster fighter. The production is looking at - Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.
LOLOLOL. i will go see it one thousand times if they actually cast pete, not gonna lie, but omg, does anyone really think this is a good idea?!? have they SEEN him on one tree hill? aadlskjhdfdga.