gothrockrulz: (moreblonde)
My camera was *conveniently* on the fritz that day. Not excited how grainy/blurry these got, but oh well. :)

This-a-way . . . )
gothrockrulz: (sir dean)
SPOILERS EVERYWHERE )
gothrockrulz: (purgatory dean)
Finished Season 8 of Dexter last week, and only now do I feel calm enough to write about it coherently. WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. F***. F***ing hell, as Deb would say. It's bad enough that Rudy/Brian duped Deb and tried to get Dexter to kill her with him. It's bad enough Rita had was killed by another serial killer. It's bad enough we had a scary foreshadowing throwback to Rita's death, with Deb's nightmare of a bathtub of blood. BUT DID YOU HAVE TO KILL OFF DEB? DID YOU? I get that after all the stuff on this show, somebody had to take the fall. But. NOT. DEBRA MORGAN.


There were three people I was deathly afraid for and didn't want touched: Deb, Harrison, and Jamie the Rockstar Nanny. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE DIES. I could live with Dexter dying or facing death row; it would be sad, but it would be fair, considering that he is the true destructive force on this show. For me, the whole show was about Dexter struggling to keep his destructive personality from harming his loved ones. And then the writers just decide he has to fail spectacuarly, put Deb in the line of fire, and kill her so she doesn't have to be a vegetable. WAY TO GIVE US SATISFYING CLOSURE. We're all dying for an ending in which a woman is completely destroyed by the man she loved in multiple ways and depended on always. Because that totally doesn't happen enough in real life, and we need it on screen all the time, too.


On a lighter note, my To Be Read List is so long, I'm coping by revisiting Marguerite Henry. She's the reason I get at least one horse calendar every year. My first introduction to her was an old copy of Misty of Chincoteague that my Dad had as a kid. Totally and completely fell in love with her writing style, and her books launched me into an obsession with horses and an appreciation for Will James. This fever lasted through my preteen and early teen years, and only mellowed out after I got a book all about horse care. Then I realized that much as I loved horses, I would never be able to make the time and effort commitment necessary for proper horse care (let alone AFFORD it financially). So now I read about horses, and sketch horses, but devote most of my obsession to fandoms. :)
gothrockrulz: (j2)
You clearly are very desperate to launch a spin-off series. What is this, the third time you've introduced a bunch of fresh young faces in the hope that fans will latch onto them? I remember the werewolf kids and the mini-shorts hunter girl, but barely, because they were NOT compelling at all. This week's trial protagonist was much better, I'll grant you that--but still? You want to recreate the same addictive dynamic that Sam and Dean bring to the show? You need actors that can carry the same weight as Jared and Jensen.

Maybe, if you hadn't killed Kevin off, he could have starred in his own rogue prophet series. The fandom already loves Osric Chau to bits. Haven't you noticed how great he is on Twitter? Speaking of greatness and Twitter, Misha could easily hold his own in a Castiel-focused spin-off. What if you set the timeline as pre-Team Free Will, showing all the events that molded Castiel into the angel that placed his bets on the Winchesters? What if you threw Gabriel and Balthazar into the mix? I'll bet the fangirls would go wild.

Ranting and dreaming aside, next week's episode looks awesome. :)

ETA: Yikes, on second thought, maybe I shouldn't be so harsh. Still . . . it's frustrating. I felt like I was watching The Vampire Diaries set in the Supernatural universe, and I'm really not into that show at all.
gothrockrulz: (moreblonde)
Just going to jot down a few thoughts sticking with me after the episode.



EXT.- SOME SNOWY PLACE
HANNIBAL: Being tied up doesn't scare me in the least.
WILL: *whistles*
AUDIENCE: Oh my gosh, are the stray dogs pulling the rope? You're going to kill him with your DOGS?!
DIRE RAVENSTAG: Nope, just me.
WILL: Tighter, Black Bambi, tighter! *walks down length of rope as if he's using it as a lure*
HANNIBAL: Well, if you're going to use the Ravenstag, I'm just going to have to go full-out Wendigo.
WILL: Ravenstag crushes Wendigo!
AND IT DOES. PRETTY BLOOD SPATTER EVERYWHERE.

INT.- HANNIBAL'S LAIR OFFICE
HANNIBAL: Luv.
WILL: Luv.
HANNIBAL: Luv!
WILL: Luv!
HANNIBAL: LUV!!!!
WILL: LUV!!!!
AUDIENCE: Wow, the Hannigram is strong with this scene.
LATER ON . . .
WILL: Adapt. Evolve. Become.
PEOPLE THAT READ THE BOOKS: Become? As in BECOMING? Meep! *resists urge to hide under couch*
HANNIBAL: BTW, those books written about me? They were also made from people.

EXT. - BLOODY CRIME SCENE
WILL: *empathing* I have horns, I'm covered in blood, and I'm killing people with my contorted face.
AUDIENCE: That's possibly the most traumatizing visual yet. After the meat angels, that is.

EXT./INT. - WILL'S HOUSE
MARGOT VERGER: Hi, we talked before? Now we're gonna talk again.
WILL: Um . . . you can't just invite yourself in.
MARGOT VERGER: Yes I can, with the magic word. HANNIBAL.
WILL: Okay.
MARGOT VERGER: I tried to kill my brother.
WILL: I'm sure he had it coming, then.
MARGOT VERGER: Needless to say, I'm seriously messed up, and so are you. In your professional, seriously messed up opinion, how seriously messed up is Hannibal's approach? Hannibal's actually egging me on.
WILL: Take my word for it, his approach is seriously messed up. I tried to kill him.
MARGOT VERGER: Did he have it coming?
ENTIRE AUDIENCE: *squeals like a stuck pig*

INT. - SOME MENTAL ASYLUM?
WILL: Hi, broken sweet guy in whom I see reflections of myself. Can you use your animal empath skills to help me?
PETER BERNADONE: Bear. Wolf.
WILL: Hmmm. Guess that means I'm a wolf and Hannibal's a bear?

INT. - MUSEUM
HANNIBAL: FYI, people are going to come after you, my young apprentice.
RANDALL TIER: Guess that means I'm gonna go after somebody myself.
CUE TRANSITION!
RANDALL TIER: *looks through trees at Will's house*
AUDIENCE: NO NO NO NO NO NO.
BUSTER THE DOG: *runs into the woods*
AUDIENCE: *waves arms hysterically at TV*
WILL: *saves the injured doggie*
AUDIENCE: *is still very, very upset*
ONE HALF OF AUDIENCE: Um, shouldn't we be worried when we care more about dogs getting hurt than people?
OTHER HALF OF AUDIENCE: SHUT UP, IT'S A DOG! A DOG, I TELL YOU!!!
RANDALL TIER: *busts through a window in WILL's house*

INT. - HANNIBAL'S HOUSE
WILL: *throws a dead RANDALL on HANNIBAL's table* Once again, I have provided meat for your table.
HANNIBAL: Oh, Will, you shouldn't have!
WILL: I sicced my killer on you, and you sicced your killer on me. Now we're even. Even Steven.
HANNIBAL: And it was FUN! Let's do it again!
WILL: NO! Bad cannibal, no brisket.
HANNIBAL: Fine. Temporary truce. Well, guess I better start restocking my pantry . . .
WILL: I SAID NO BRISKET!

~*~*~*~

Okay, now I'm done. Off to tumblr to stare at pretty GIFs. :)
gothrockrulz: (morticia)
The beautiful? Hannibal's suit. Alana's stunning dress and jewelry. (THOSE EARRINGS!!!) Hugh Dancy, as always. Hannibal and Will glaring at each other as Hannibal formally declares war against his former BFF. (Yes, tension is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. #FireAtWill.) Somebody FINALLY saying Hannibal the Cannibal. The recurring flower motif all over the place, which to me, at least, symbolizes breaking forth, maturing, and just being resplendent. Hannibal's just gettin' the show started, folks. We ain't seen nothing yet.


The wrong? Hannibal and Alana sleeping . . . together. (I don't care how cut up Alana is about Will--I thought she was way more self-sufficient than that. Funeral sex, Abigail's freaking ear. Alana needs to find a hobby or something. Please. Let's have a surprise that she's been working on all along, and whips out to wow everyone.) HANNIBAL MAKING GIDEON EAT HIS OWN FREAKING LEG. Hannibal stringing up a dude on Will-inspired fishhooks bearing pieces of his kills. (If you try to do the same thing to Will, oh, no, YOU'RE IN TROUBLE.)


The beautiful and wrong? Grafting trees and people artistically, so you don't know why something so grotesque looks so inspiring. ALL THAT DELICIOUS LOOKING FOOD THAT WE KNOW IS ACTUALLY PEOPLE. We're not supposed to feel nauseated and starving at the same time. This show is so messed up, but still, we love it.
gothrockrulz: (zomg!)
Because SO MUCH happened, I still can't process it all.

Oh my God, Will, you poor baby. You invite Chilton to be "your one and only psychaitrist" (never, ever, ever getting over that line, no sirree), you realize Hannibal induced your seizures, you realize Hannibal is the Chesapeake Ripper, and you realize you're actually in the Hannibal TV show, which includes cannibalism. ALL IN ONE FREAKING EPISODE. On top of that, Beverly may be toast. Please let her live. Please.
gothrockrulz: (katniss)
I'm totally in love with this digital painting (so many pretty colors!), and it's currently my desktop wallpaper. Probably going to order it as a print later (right now, my spending money's gonna go to a copy of Desolation of Smaug).

 photo kamikakushithumb.jpg

Man, I wish I was that talented and practiced.
gothrockrulz: (moreblonde)
I would very much like to just take a break from real life and devote myself exclusively to fandom. It's getting way too crazy here. Just to summarize:

Possible spoilers about Thor 2, Catching Fire, Doctor Who )

Uh-Oh

Jul. 2nd, 2013 09:15 pm
gothrockrulz: (moreblonde)
I've wandered into the J-rock nook of Deviantart, and I literally can't dig myself out. So. Much. PRETTY! Especially the fan drawings of GACKT. It's enough to make you despair.



BTW, last week (or was it the week before?), my life was basically hijacked by the anime The Rose of Versailles, thanks to Hulu. Everybody's a diva in that show, and the ending, surprise, surprise, was not happy, but I still got hopelessly addicted. (Lady Oscar rocks, just saying. I just know I'll end up writing at least one heroine heavily inspired by her.) Icons in progress. :)
gothrockrulz: (moreblonde)
I am a huge fan of the horrifically awesome TV show "Hannibal." *ducks pitchforks* Have been so ever since a tumblr friend spammed GIFs, and I realized that Mads Mikkelsen (AKA, one of my mom's fave actors) plays the famed cannibal.

I have a lot of thoughts on the subject, but while working through the comments in Cleolinda's hysterical recap series, all I can think of is this thread. BRB, I'm just going to go flail for a few solid hours.
gothrockrulz: (leggy)
If you are a fan of both LotR and GoT, or at least know something about both fandoms, this GIF set on tumblr might interest you. I screamed with laughter. And now I can barely breathe.

SQUEEEEEEEE

May. 3rd, 2013 10:17 am
gothrockrulz: (dean yell)
That is the sound of a Star Wars fan finding a website dedicated solely to Star Wars screencaps, just in time to prepare for tomorrow. I'm seriously considering having a marathon, or at least a partial marathon, of the movies tomorrow. So much fun, so little time!



ETA: The site is Star Wars Screencaps. Looks like it, or its galleries, at least, are pretty new. :)

Speechless

Apr. 1st, 2013 10:23 pm
gothrockrulz: (zomg!)
For me, this was just a regular Monday night, browsing my f-list on LJ. Right? WRONG. I stumbled across this post of [livejournal.com profile] lady_irena. So, basically:

4/5 of now-on-hiatus Versailles have started a brand-new band, Jupiter, with some vocalist called Zin.

BLOODY. HELL.



Is this just some prank for April Fool's? I know it's not, but still . . . I can't wrap my brain around this. I'm happy that Hizaki, Teru, Yuki, and Masashi are sticking together moving forward, but still . . . ZOMG I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR THIS. BLOODY HELL!
gothrockrulz: (dean yell)
How is everybody? Hope you are all having a lovely day. :)

I'm off to work in a couple hours, so I'd better make sure I've got something green and clean. I'm likely to slap any moron that tries to pinch me. Better to avoid that altogether and just wear green like everybody else.

In the meantime, I'll be fangirling hardcore over Tokio Hotel. Honestly, this is a great time to jump into the fandom for the first time. I am seriously in love with Bill's latest "Victorian vampire" outfit for DSDS. Wow.
gothrockrulz: (morticia)
The newest addition is . . . Pushing Daisies. I'd already been curious, since it has Lee Pace from The Fall and The Hobbit and Anna Friel from Our Mutual Friend. Kristin Chenoweth was an added bonus I wasn't even aware of. Watching [livejournal.com profile] msantimacassar fangirl over it finally made me get around to watching it. (Thank you SO MUCH!) It's completely ridiculous, yet utterly adorable. I just want to eat pie and watch it all day long. I got my Mom hooked on it, too, and she says Ned is a doll. :)



And now, apparently, they might try to bring it back again as a movie, like Veronica Mars. Is this real, or is this fantasy? I don't know. But it's exciting, nonetheless.

gothrockrulz: (purgatory dean)
Not just Season One. Not just Season Two. But also Season Three. There are a bazillion reasons why I love the show, and here is one of them.



Yes, indeed. Also, he's the very reason that, after the finale, like everybody else, my emotions can only be summed up in GIF form--this GIF in particular.



I swear, the only show that tortures its fans more is Supernatural.

Fandom Fun

Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:29 pm
gothrockrulz: (moreblonde)
Guess what came in the mail today?


Photobucket Photobucket


It's so cool! Batman + pink = bliss. My only complaint: it's bigger than I had thought. I'd hoped it would be easier to slip in a purse. Oh, well. :)

In other news, I also got Tokio Hotel's "Humanoid" CD. This makes the third TH CD/DVD I've gotten in a month. Addicted? Yes. Very much so. Brace yourselves for a TON of icons in future. And don't get me started on how inspiring Bill's eyeshadow can be. Just don't.

And I have been giggling all day about the vocalist of Golden Bomber dressing up in Redemption-era clothes to sing along with GACKT. He's giving Yasu a serious run for his money as Biggest Fanboy in Existence, bless both of their little hearts. XD
gothrockrulz: (dean branches)
. . . that Nightwish's epic song "Wish I Had an Angel" would make an awesome fan-made video if paired with clips from Supernatural.

Guess what I stumbled across earlier today? A fanvid featuring Dean Winchester from Supernatural and "Wish I Had an Angel." RIGHT HERE, FOLKS. Excuse me while I flail double-overtime. :)
gothrockrulz: (ewan)
and my real-life BFF texts me saying Disney bought Lucasfilm, and Star Wars Episode VII is slated for 2015.

My reaction . . . )

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