gothrockrulz: (purgatory dean)
As usual . . .

EVERYTHING IS CURSED AND EVERYTHING HURTS. How in blazes do you guys manage to kill off a Winchester almost every season, and still make us cry every freaking time? Writers. I should hate them, but I want to be of their ilk--no, I WILL be one. Metatron better die a very horrific death, and not in the rather anticlimactic way that Abaddon went.

Out of the usual . . .

ZOMG THEY ACTUALLY WENT WITH THE DEMON!DEAN PLOTBUNNY. We've been teased with that over the seasons, but I never actually thought they'd go there. BUT THEY DID. And while it's a delicious opportunity to bring an awesome dynamic to a show that was starting to get a little jaded, IT STILL HURTS. Dean deals (or doesn't deal) with more than enough crap already; even though he kinda deserves this, IT STILL ISN'T SITTING WELL.



All I know is this. 1) Dean can never, ever, EVER give Sam crap about his affinity for demons and their blood again. 2) HIATUS IS GOING TO BE A NEW KIND OF HELL EVEN WE "WAYWARD SONS" AREN'T READY TO FACE. (I saw a suggestion on tumblr that we SPN fans call ourselves Wayward Sons. Of course I'm going to run with that.) 3) If Season 10 is going to be the last (perish the thought!), we're going out with a terrific bang.
gothrockrulz: (morticia)
I stumbled across a book title that got me really, really excited: The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder. ZOMG. Laura Ingalls Wilder shaped my girlhood, and Jane Austen shaped my teen years. Must. Read. This. Book.

But when I actually started reading it today, I didn't get far before I lost patience.

And nowhere is Lizzy's raucus, flawed, and decided sense of self more clear or more enticing than in the moments in which she does the exact opposite of what she is expected to do.


A nice thought, except raucus? Raucus, as in harsh or rough? (I looked up Wiktionary's definition, just to make sure I remembered the meaning right.) Raucus and Miss Lizzy in the same sentence? Wow, which version of Pride and Prejudice have I been reading? I'm sorry, but Elizabeth Bennet is not raucus, nor are her manners. Nor, even, is her "sense of self" as a connoisseur of human folly.

Reading further, the intense admiration for Austen is adorable, but the constant harping on self and sense of self drove me nuts. Is it really so hard to figure out who you are and who you want to be? It must be for some, though that's kinda hard for me to relate. For me, the hard part is letting other people figure out who you really are, because that requires a lot of trust.
gothrockrulz: (purgatory dean)
In what universe is Castiel right now? Because I haven't seen him in this one at all! I lost count of how many episodes it's been since his last appearance. :(

In what universe is a familiar being her master's literal b----, twice over, something good? I'm not exactly a feminist, but that got on my nerves. She had no identity apart from him, though he did from her. Did you really think this would please your fanbase?

Finally, in what universe is this season going to end happily? All these flashbacks and tributes to the early seasons are beautiful, but it seems as if you're saying, "See how we put the Winchesters and you all through the wringer time and again and again and again? WELL, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET."

BLAH

Sep. 24th, 2012 02:55 pm
gothrockrulz: (Default)
Sorry that I've kinda been missing in action. Last few days have not been conductive to spending time on the internet, what with a friend needing back-to-back sleepovers while she's alone in a new house with her parents out of town, and what with me, Mom, and two of my brothers watching 9 or 10 Supernatural Season 7 episodes in two days. (Our DVD FINALLY CAME, PRECIOUSSSS.) Speaking of precious, anybody seen the latest Hobbit trailer? I dare anybody to watch it without being divided by squees and tears. :D

I'll close with a GIF, because I fee like it.

gothrockrulz: (sam winchester)
. . . that you walk across your dark bedroom to turn off your CD player, only to see a silhouette of a spider on the INSIDE of the LED screen?

Well, odds or no odds, I just did. Usually, I would find that cool instead of creepy--but in this instance, this spider naturally just HAD to look like a tiny brown recluse. (And if baby spiders are anything like baby snakes when it comes to not knowing when to stop spewing venom . . . yikes.)

My poor CD player is going to have to spend the night outside. Hopefully, nothing else will crawl inside after the spider decides to leave.

And the images of brown recluses (sprinkled with horrifically unattended brown recluse bites) that I looked at are certainly not helping me feel like going to sleep.
gothrockrulz: (reid)
Apparently, the latest insult against dead literary giants that can't defend their own works anymore is. . . revamping classics so they read like Fifty Shades of Grey.

Yeah, you read that right.

And I thought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was infuriating. That's got NOTHING on this. I'm not sure whether to shoot myself or go on a killing spree.

WRITE YOU OWN FREAKING BOOKS YOU LAZY, GREEDY, PATHETIC PERVERTS.

Or just stick to fanfiction, at the very least. Do NOT tamper with the original work, written in blood and sweat and tears, of writers to whom you can't even begin to compare. Show some respect, even if you have no restraint or dignity.

Sorry if you can't hear me over my screams of "SACRILEGE!" Jane Austen is my hero, and has been for years, and I can't stand it when people trample her work because they're too stupid or too lazy to appreciate its wit and subtlety. I've just been reading a compiled work of her letters, and feeling more in awe of her than ever.

I shall try to say something more upbeat and happy.

Is it confirmed that Versailles (Philharmonic Quintet) is disbanding? I need more bad fandom news; I really do.

Blegh

Jul. 1st, 2012 02:12 pm
gothrockrulz: (sephiroth)
I'm going to have a busy work schedule this week, because the lady who usually works in jewelry will be on vacation. So I'm basically going to be in jewelry all week long, more or less. Do not want.


credit jejeymoron

It's not that I hate working in jewelry--I hate being tempted to buy all sorts of beautiful crap while working in jewelry. Hello, girl, you can't spend your paycheck before you even get it. We're supposed to be saving. (Am I the only one that lectures myself in multiple persons? Please tell me I'm not.)
gothrockrulz: (Default)
I actually got a working moodtheme up! Yay! (So glad someone gave me a tip to help me in the right direction.)

My cousin's baby came last week (or was it the week before?), and today we got to see Junior for the first time.

More family and personal life rambling . . . )
gothrockrulz: (zomg!)
Well, at least, I'm doing the latter part. Not quite so good at the keeping calm part. The heat is really getting to me; I nearly snapped at a customer at the bowling alley today.

Insert cut here . . . )
gothrockrulz: (don't make em)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] iron_kat for the heads-up about this newest addition to the horror show that included SOPA and PIPA.

Say hello to CISPA, yet another bill out to steal our internet rights.

I think I want to wear my Hunger Games Mockingjay pin 24/7 now.
gothrockrulz: (sephiroth)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] iron_kat at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] bajoransmurf at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] night_owl_9 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ragnarok_08 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gandolforf at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] zelda_zee at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mickeym at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Oh, God. I can't even begin to say how depressed I feel right now . . .

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th

gothrockrulz: (sephiroth)
I love playing dress-up. (Obvious statement is obvious.) I've seen a lot of fabulous cosplays for specific characters or people (all my Gackt-obssessed friends are probably thinking with envy of Ghostkiller right now), and now I want to do it, too! For a while, I'd been thinking about buying a Genesis Rhapsodos costume, complete with wig and sword. Finally, I decided to go for it, and started searching the internet.

How do you spell frustration again? I've got the weirdest feeling it's supposed to be a four-letter word. )
gothrockrulz: (don't make em)
I'm convinced that, as a writer, I'm my own worst enemy, my own harshest critic, and my own biggest obstacle. Some days, I don't even want to touch a keyboard, or a pen, or a pencil. I feel that my imagination has gone way ahead of me, as usual, and I'm envisioning a story I don't have the skill or endurance or maturity to write.

I'm scared stiff that I won't be able to do the concept or the characters justice. I love to complain about stories that had great potential, but didn't deliver. It's easy to think up some better dialogue, or some better conflicts, or a better ending for someone else's story.

It's a whole different ballgame when you are considering your own brainchild, and seeing the same defects you love to tear apart.

Whose idea was it to write a novel from four different POVs, when I'm still learning how to write in one POV? Oh, wait, that was mine.

Whose idea was it to make the plot so long and complex, it will probably need to be split into two books--maybe even three? Mine again.

Whose idea was it to write from a male POV, after I had already convinced myself I could never write from a male POV? What do you know! It was mine.

Maybe I should start pretending that I'm writing somebody else's story. It's all in my head, after all. I can't wait to stumble upon some NZT, like the guy in Limitless. I've got to do it myself.
gothrockrulz: (Default)
I can't seem to do ANYTHING without a phrase, a smell, an image, or a sound prompting a plotbunny. And not a useful plotbunny to help me through a rut in the manuscript I'm already working on--oh, no! It's always a little nagging plotbunny for starting a brand new story, a story with nothing planned or structured, save for that one idea that won't leave me alone. One idea to join a chorus of other ideas.

What is it this time? A GIF. Right here on tumblr, AKA the most useful time-consuming device on the planet.

At first, I didn't like Emma Watson's short haircut, because I thought it was a step down from the lovely locks she already had. But, I must admit, the look there suits her.

And also puts me in mind of Hyde, though I have no idea why.

Down, plotbunnies! Down! I can't deal with this right now.

The plotbunnies are not listening.

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