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Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in Gabby "Punks jump up to get beat down" Reeve's LiveJournal:

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010
7:50 pm
Just posting because I became paranoid that lj would delete my lovely little account. Carry on!
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
10:33 pm
You say it's your birthday. It's my birthday too, yeah!
I'm back from Vividcon and alive and all that good stuff. And today is my birthday! Wee!

Mostly I just chilled with the brother and drank free birthday coffee from Starbucks, which was cool with me as I am still pretty drained from my weekend of fannish delight. The family also took me to Vinnie Testa's for a birthday feast and showered me in presents. I now own the first season of Doctor Who! And V for Vendetta! And Bleak House! Shhh, I am a nerdy English major, TELL NO ONE.

Hopefully I'll have the energy for a more in-depth Vividcon write up shortly but for now, yay it was big fun! Yay it's my birthday!

And now to sleep forever.

Current Mood: good
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
11:29 pm
Lend me some sugar! I am your neighbor!
And now for an emotional U-turn!

My rage at livejournal is still going strong, but for now I shall put it aside in favor of fuzzier feelings. In other words, I LEAVE FOR VIVIDCON TOMORROW. WOOT! TAKE YOUR TOP OFF!

I had all day to pack because I lied to my place of employment and said I was leaving today (a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do) and yet still ended running around the house getting all my stuff together at the last minute.

I've got cash, my passport, my ticket confirmation... I hope I'm not forgetting anything. ::frets::

Prepare yourself Chicago, Gabby and Zoe are locked, loaded and on the move. But not really loaded. ...OR ARE WE???

Current Mood: excited
6:53 pm
Honey, we're primitive.
I am so beyond fed up with livejournal at this point. Instead of taking responsibility for the thoughtlessness of their actions, they continue to attack the very things that I love about fandom: the gray areas, the extremes, the freedom to agree and disagree and co-exist, even when we disapprove of each other. The unabashed expressions of female sexuality, both romantic and purely carnal.

Now those that fail to live up some arbitrary group's definition of "artistic merit," those who take pleasure in sexual art work and writing purely for its own sake without balancing it among "more serious themes" will be punished. Their paid accounts will be revoked without warning; the thoughts, art and interactions the accounts contain destroyed.

And finally, as I cannot fail to obsesses about, women will be punished for writing about and drawing younger looking men in sexual situations while eighty year old men rent "Barely Legal #73" or "Don't Let Daddy Know #29" from me everyday at work (both if it's Monday - Wednesday and they get the two for one senior discount.) Don't get me wrong, I am a firm believer in the freedom of fantasy and every person's right to do their thing as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. But Livejournal's decision to single out and censor fandom's overwhelmingly female created and consumed erotic works makes me rather bitter; mostly when I'm renting out piles of porno to straight males who don't HAVE to fight the companies that host the movies they enjoy (I am completely polite and respectful to these customers, I maintain a professional attitude even when their tastes in adult movies personally turn my stomach; something that livejournal so far seems unable to do) while we battle LJ just for a clear explanation of what their hosting policies are.

Anyway, just a few more interesting links and then I'll wander off to stew in my own rage.

Nice recap of the whole debacle and some suggestions on how to express your displeasure with livejoural here.

Yeah, livejournal will delete your account without warning if you post something sexual about possible minors who are FICTIONAL CHARACTERS but they won't even suspend pro-anorexia communities which could end up killing real people. And don't think people haven't reported these communicates and the behaviors they encourage. Livejournal just doesn't care.

Fascinating information about the legality of deleting journals under retroactively altered terms of service. Um, as in, it's illegal under California law.

Obvious question that livejournal has STILL FAILED TO ANSWER. Why can't they just take down the "offensive" material or warn users about them without deleting whole accounts? Because that's just too easy!

blue_soaring reveals the full extent to which livejournal has attempted to obliterate the "offenders" from fandom's memory. It's truly dispicable.

Some interesting thoughts about Brad leaving livejournal and what it means for fandom, along with further examinations of LJ's "legal" reasoning, here. (Extra points for the use of a Calvin and Hobbes comic to prove a political point. Approved.)

Absolutely fascinating post about chan and free speech here. As TBQ put it “It always amazes me how people don't seem to get that we don't need to push for freedom of expression on the stuff we like. 'cause if we all agreed on it then it wouldn't need protection now would it?” Amen.

And finally, file a rip off report against Six Apart. Come on, you know you want to.

Ok, I'm going to step away from the computer for a bit before I physically implode from WTF. Carry on Fandom, both in the intelligent and eloquent arguments you've presented in lj_biz (which livejournal has either completely ignored or purposefully misunderstood) and in spamming the holy hell out of news. Seriously, no pity guys. They have it coming.

Current Mood: enraged
Sunday, August 5th, 2007
5:20 pm
Same shit, different day. Same strikethrough, different font.
My reaction to livejournal at this point has gone beyond "WTF" and right into stunned silence. Seething rage is in there too but right now it's taking a backseat to me staring blankly at LJ's dumbfuckery and twitching slightly.

innocence_jihad has a good post covering what's been going down here.

You can also see the picture for which one of the users was banned (in which Harry is CLEARLY not underaged, ARG I AM FULL OF RAGE) here. And the person who posted this? Was indeed banned from posting in news. Much fail livejournal, much fail. ETA: Aaaaand now they've screened the post. MUST. NOT. HULK. OUT.

Hey look, livejournal employees don't have to time to address the actual issue in news or lj_biz but they can always make time for being pissy, unprofessional bitches in other communities! And then deleting the entry later! Too bad someone had screen shots...

Interesting post about the sexist subtext of banning depictions of younger looking men in sexual situations when women are told not only that they must look like teenagers in order to be attractive but that teenagers are the most sexually appealing women out there. And as someone who's job is to rents piles of porn to old guys everyday with titles like "POV Pervert: Teenage Slumber Party!" "Teenage Cum Traps" and "Under 18 and Feeling Naughty" YES THIS IS TRUE.

Somewhat older comment by seperis in lj_biz, but still relevent. Why now? Why AT ALL?

Instructions on how to report livejournal to the Better Business Bureau here.

By the time I commented on news, I had to go way down the page to find an entry where I actually COULD comment because so many entries have been maxed out. But anyway, my comment is around here and there's another good one about policing sexuality here.

I'll just been in the corner, slowly being driven mad by my own righteous indignation and muttering under my breath about how I'm gonna pull a Crucio on these punks.

ETA: You know, some people think the cat marcros and spamming are immature, and ok, yes. But carry on brave fandom, I pretty much think they have it coming and it delights me to see comments max out on post after post after post. Let's burn this motherfucker (i.e. news) down.

::gets my Buffy on:: Burn it down, gentlemen. Burn it down and salt the earth.

Current Mood: infuriated
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
2:12 am
Deathly Hallows
Due to my promise to attend my Dad's company picnic and having to work from five to midnight yesterday, I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a few hours ago, even though I bought it the night it came out. Yes, I went to Potter Palooza in Coolidge Corner, it was awesome, don't judge me.

But yeah, I read the first couple of books a little before the third one came out and I feel like the series has been ongoing my entire life. It's strange to be... done. Of course, the wonderful world of fandom and fanfic means I never have to leave! Mwah ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh! Still, getting and finishing the Last Book Ever has been kind of a big deal so here are my various thoughts and reaction, preserved for your internet enjoyment.

Spoilery McSpoilerton pants and my word, more spoilers!Collapse )

And there we have it, the last Harry Potter book, the end of an era. I'm quite glad I got to be a part of it ::looks at the Potter Palooza temporary tattoo on my arm:: Ok, maybe more than glad. Welcome to the gun show ladies.

ETA: Anyone looking for a little Harry Potter pick-me-up, check out wistful_fever's absolutely amazing Harry vid The Boy Was A Puppet. This right here is the Harry I love in the books.

Current Mood: satisfied
Saturday, June 30th, 2007
11:08 pm
Self-esteem is for everybody, self-esteem is for everyone!
Apparently Joe Flanigan has been nominated for afterelton.com's Hot 100 list. I have never been more proud. Both of Joe and the gays. Sir, you are fooling no one, you are a beautiful hunk of gay man meat and everyone (i.e. the internet gays) knows it. Now if only I was a gay man so I could vote for him. Damn you cruel fate!

Also, check out afterellen's Hot 100 lesbian eye feast of dyke joy. Allyson Hannigan, Eliza Dushku and Sarah Michelle Gellar are all on it. Yeah Buffy, you know how we role. Oh and the girl who plays Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica and Kirsten Bell and a whole bunch of other nerdulent hotties are also on there and it pleases me that all lesbians seem to gravitate to their Sci-Fi TV awesomeness. Carry on.

Arg, I am hungry like the wolf... if that means really, really busy. Work tomorrow, trying to get registered for classes (did I mention that I officially accepted Emerson's proposal of GETTIN FREAKING? Cause I did indeed. And then they sent me information about orientation and how to ride the T and I laughed an evil yet triumphant laugh), setting up an interview so I can do clinic defense with Planned Parenthood in Boston and trying to figure out when I'm going to get my dental surgery. Joy.

In summation: Today I ate Indian food, played mini-golf with my family, watched the original Dawn of the Dead and ordered Imagine Me and You on demand. Yup, that pretty much sums up my entire raison d'etre. Goodnight sweet internets, you gay, Joe Flanigan loving entity.

All this lesbian talk has made me crave Xena so I think I'll just... um, not watch it because only a looser would own several seasons of Xena: Warrior Princess on DVD. And then go to bed so I can be a contributing member of society tomorrow.

ETA: Livejournal wouldn't let me post this last night but it pretty much all still applies. I'm gonna go watch some gay movies I rented now. SHOCKING, I KNOW.

Current Mood: nerdy
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
12:37 am
Don't panic interwebs, I've come back to you and I'm never leaving again!
Oh man, so long, so little livejournal updating. No cookie for me.

In my defense, moving and finding employment are both very arduous tasks that require one to spend an overabundant amount of time in the "real world." It wasn't pretty. But at last that is all behind me; I'm back working at Movieworks and, now that I have been soundly rejected by NYU, am done with the stress of waiting to hear from schools (I got into The New School as well so, all in all, it was College: 1 Gabby: 2, VICTORY IS MINE.)

I just don't have the energy at this moment to really pontificate at length about the various fandom crises that went down during my radio silence, but seriously, fuck fanlib and fuck "Warriors For Innocence" and the creepifying horse they rode in on. This bit of fanart is an awesome response to the whole fanlib thing and this post pretty much sums up my deep satisfaction with fandom's reaction to it. Strikethrough '07 basically hit all my biggest fears censorship and "THE MAN IS GOING TO KILL FANDOM, I KNOW IT" wise, but again I was overwhelmed and overjoyed by the fannish reaction to it. We weren't having it and, in a well coordinated posting, e-mailing, commenting, cat macro and phone calling campaign, we managed both to bring lj's actions to the attention of the mainstream and to get the livejournal higher-ups to undo most (if not all) of the damage they had wrought. I got the V for victory/vendetta vibe most strongly when they admitted that they were in the wrong and in this post when they promised to reverse the suspensions of "All Fandom journals" and (hopefully) secured fandom's safety on livejournal forever and ever amen.

Plus, I just liked gleefully watching the membership on fandom_counts go up by like three hundred people an hour day after day after day. Long story short, livejournal let themselves be bullied by right wing extremists, we called them on it and (eventually) they acknowledged that they had made a mistake and at least look like they're trying to fix it (not that they had much choice with comments maxed out on the May 24th news post, demanding a response from them and generally ridiculing their little foray into thought police land). Yay us!

I went with my mommmy and daddy (I am SO COOL) to see a sneak preview of Michael Moore's new movie "Sicko" and it was so good and I'm moving to Canada RIGHT NOW. Our health care system, hell, our society is just so fundamentally screwed up in so many ways, its exhausting just thinking about it. I mean, I'm not positive that other countries (especially Cuba) are quite as utopian as Moore paints them but still, see the movie, think deep thoughts and plot the downfall of capitalism with me in some arty cafe in France. In closing, I get that in some ways his movies are propaganda, but with all the propaganda we get from the other direction EVERY SINGLE DAY, I don't really know if that's a bad thing. His movies make me laugh, make me cry little girl tears and usually involve "taking on the man" to groovetastic music, so I really can't find the bad.

Vid recs for great justice:

Faster Kill Pussycat by talitha78 - Absolutely smoking hot Chloe/Lana vid. It fills me with lesbionic joy and thus you should go watch it RIGHT NOW.

Such Great Heights by darlulu - McKay and Sheppard are total dorks and they are so doing it and that is all I have to say about that. This vid is so fun and full of gay love. And I am in favor of that.

Talk Show Host by hollywoodgrrl - A simply kick ass character study of Sheppard in the The Storm and The Eye. Great song selection and awesome effects and did I mention that I love this Sheppard? Everything about this vid just clicks and makes me adore the episodes even more.

Um, I am going to be ready to post my latest vid any day now, have seen many really good movies in the past few months and probably have many other things that I was going to share with ye old internets but the hour grows late and I have work at ten in the morning tomorrow. Grrr, sleep is for the weak.

Yo, Ho, haul together
Hoist the colours high!
Heave Ho
Thieves and beggars
Never shall we die!

Current Mood: rushed
Monday, April 30th, 2007
12:00 pm
My eyelids are heavy but my heart is light!
Wrote ten page History paper of doom and pain last night. Did not sleep. Paper is terrible.

But...

I GOT INTO EMERSON!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! THIS IS THE SCHOOL I WAS MOST EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN! AND I OPENED MY MAIL BOX AND THERE WAS A BIG ENVELOPE FROM EMERSON INSIDE!

ME GO COLLEGE PLEASE!

This is such, such a good thing. I seriously had a little breakdown in the mailroom, it would have been embarrassing except I was too happy and sleep deprived to care.

Let's get freaky Emerson. And I do mean in the sexy way.

Current Mood: indescribable
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
3:34 am
I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Today was pretty crappy. Left one of my papers to write in the two hours before Women and Film. Had various laundry catastrophes. Was forced to watch a really boring Hitler propaganda film for said feminism-palooza class. I get it, some of the shots are beautiful and innovative but for serious, I can only take so many hours of watching very happy blond men march around.

In case I haven't made this clear, washing the dishes is the bane of my existence.

I comforted myself with V for Vendetta (I've seen it five times now; I can't help it, it makes me feel empowered to fight the man AND has Stephen Fry. Plus Natalie Portman is a fox. An ass kicking fox and look, I'm only human) and cookies.

I then stumbled over to my computer, drained and generally wary of life, only to have my faith in humanity, justice and the American way revived by this. Seriously, watch it right now. Right now. It makes everything better. Ever.

Sleep soon. I am le tired.

::watches again:: IT IS SO BRILLIANT. WATCHING IT MAKES MY HEART FILL WITH LIGHT AND FUZZY FEELINGS.

Current Mood: rejuvenated
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
1:55 am
I would go to jail with only boys, just to prove I was as tough as you
"Astronomers have found the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, a world which could have water running on its surface."

Man, Sci-Fi geeks around the world, let us rise up in one nerdy wave and get excited about possible alien life. I'm hoping for Vulcans personally.

On a related note, sleep is for the weak.

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
5:37 pm
Procrastination is what keeps the Communists at bay
Things that made today better:

1) The weather. I am officially a fan of this whole warm, sunny thing. Please keep it up world.

2) Iced coffee. Don't know why I find it so much more exciting than my normal addiction but there you have it. Maybe it's the fact that I get to drink it through a straw. Or the fact that ordering iced coffee means it's Officially Spring.

3) Justin Long (the "I'm a Mac" guy) wants to take John Hodgeman (the "I'm a PC" guy) and "cradle him and give him gentle kisses." Yeah, I kid you not. THEIR LOVE IS PURE. Pure and gay. Pure gay.

4) I was watching "Safe" while I ate my lunch earlier (just a salad; we're watching Supersize Me in my Sociology class and I never want to eat anything fried or salty or baked or at all ever ever again) and it is so gay, it makes me gayer just watching it. I mean, the whole rescuing the damsel in distress Simon thing is pretty gay on its own but I think my favorite part is when Inara is all "You know where we can get medical help!" And Mal is all "Yes, I know, that beautiful piece of man meat we left on the dirt planet can mend bodies and souls with one touch but we left him and that's that, no matter how much we love him we cannot just fly back and cradle him and give him gentle kisses!" And Inara is like "... I was talking about the Alliance." Gays! In! SPAAAAACE!

5) I saw the guy who parks his sherbet cart in front of Fordham doing the Muslim prayer to Mecca thing on a piece of cardboard between two parked cars yesterday. I'm an atheist and usually I'm really just not that interested in religious practices but his little bowing thing was really peaceful and cool looking. Also I just liked it cause he was like "I don't need no stinking place of worship, I get my worship on IN THE STREETS." If more religions were cool and individual like that, I think I would be less creeped out by them.

Bad things:

1) They're turning the water off in my dorm from nine at night to seven in the morning tomorrow and Thursday. And I mean they're turning EVERYTHING off, even the toilets. It's going to be really awkward. Why is Fordham so terrible at everything? Could they be less organized if they tried? It seems unlikely and I think extremely potent hallucinogens would have to be involved.

2) So. Much. Work. Please just kill me now. Dropping out and working at the sherbert cart is looking better everyday.

3) I haven't started my Women and Film papers yet. Effective time management is for chumps!

Vid recs baby!

Keep Breathing by chasarumba - Yay Deb! Yay Dexter! Hmmm, coherent thoughts are not my strong suit right now. But so good and so pretty! Yay!

Without Me by mamoru22 - David Hewlett, how are you so awesome? On a related note, how is this vid so awesome? Yup, that's awesome with a capital awe. Go watch now.

Well, I'm off to meet my cruel fate. Damn you school, damn you straight to David Hewlett-less hell.

Current Mood: cranky
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
5:22 pm
Some people juggle geese!
I saw Prelude to a Kiss Friday night. It was AMAZING. Alan was AMAZING. I laughed! I cried! I clutched my program in abject fan worship! And then I loitered around outside the theater in really uncomfortable shoes hoping, nay PRAYING, that he would come out and autograph something for me. Alas it was not to be and I had to content myself with the memory of his SHEER GENIUS. Seriously, the play was awesome, Alan fucking kicks ass in it. Ya better recognize!

Also, as I was stumbling up the stairs out of the subway in said torture devices masquerading as footwear, this random construction worker was like "It's ok, you can make it!" And then when I told him I was swearing off all non-sneaker shoes for life, he said that wearing high heals was hard when you weren't used to it and I realized that he was either Jesus or into cross-dressing. Either way, I was both moved and delighted.

I slept till an ungodly hour on Saturday and mostly just puttered about enjoying the weather, getting Indian food and watching a bunch of the third season of Buffy. Graduation Day and The Prom will never cease to fill me with an unholy combination of nostalgia and glee. They all come together to fight The Man and party like it's 1999 (which it was)! '06 Nation for life! I mean... what?

Today I got Swoon out of the library and it was really interesting but I seriously have to stop renting these arty independent films and expecting them not to upset me. It's a movie about deranged gay killers, I know what I'm getting into here! Afterward I comforted myself with cookies and Beautiful Thing, which I was able to entice my roommate Nina into watching with me. But she really liked it so I don't feel bad about exercising my supreme peer pressure powers.

Drive-by vid rec:

God by bradcpu - This vid seriously ate my brain. Beautiful visuals, really powerful narrative arc and an ending that haunted me for days afterward. This right here is what vidding is all about.

The next two weeks are going to be hellish, I have like five huge projects due around the same time. Not even Women and Film is sparing me. And the weather is all distracting and nice and exacerbating my insomnia. On the upside, yay spring! College, done now please?

Current Mood: pleased
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
3:26 pm
Everyone hates the French! (My god but Latter Days is an amazing movie.)
Doing Day of Silence at Fordham University is very odd. I'm seriously the only silent person I've seen all day.

Being silent in an environment like this is definitely way different then doing it in the comfortable solidarity of "the sodomite whorehouse and teenage fag dating service masquerading as Brookline High School" (Fred Phelps). I miss it lots! Take me away '06 NATION, take me away!

Been watching the Virginia Tech updates on CNN with my roommates pretty much non-stop the past couple of days. My sister is a VT graduate and one of my roommates has a family friend who attends the school but is luckily unharmed. Other than that we haven't really been directly effected and yet we all just sit in the living room watching the news for hours and wander from room to room telling each other the newest details we've gleamed from the internet. I don't know if it's because we're college students as well or because of the scope and horror of the thing. Personally I just feel like it's one more horrible event in a pretty horrible year. My thoughts are with all 33 victims, their fellow students and every grieving friend and family member.

In less dire news, someone broke into my e-mail account and used it to send like a thousand pieces of spam mail, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF WHICH bounced back to my inbox. It figures I get hacked by the most incompetent moron on the planet. People! If you're going to do crime, at least do it well!

I've been working on one of my vividcon vids for a couple of weeks and even though I like how it's coming along, it's SO FREAKING HARD. As much as I loves me some canon OT7, it makes vidding a frickin nightmare. Anyone whose guessed which movie I'm vidding, congratulations, you are an enormous nerd. Welcome to the fold.

Must go read Tartuffe now. Damn the French.

P.S. Phelps also called Bob Weintraub "the Pied-Piper-From-Hell." All in favor of making this the new BHS school mascot? HANDS IN FOR JUSTICE!

Current Mood: anxious
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
2:17 am
Thamiris
I just went over to check my friend's list and learned though seperis that thamiris has passed on. We never interacted personally and I wasn't even aware that she was sick, but as someone who was deeply touched by her writing I was incredibly shocked and saddened to hear what had happened. People have been sharing beautiful thoughts and stories about her humor, intelligence and kindness and I regret that I never got the chance to get to know her.

I've also seen a few people express the opinion that she would want us rejoice in her life as well as mourn her death and as such I've been reading her fic as well as saving quite a bit of it to my computer in case her site goes down. The Rules of Blue, When a Strawberry Is Pushed into a Mountain and Wilde Like are especially beautiful and I highly recommend them to anyone, fan or not. I've also been looking around for and saving as many of her essays as I can find (mostly through her site and Existential Heroes.) Her meta, especially "Domestic Penetration: Queering the Home in Highlander, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, The Sentinel, and Smallville," is what really lead me to see the potential beauty and playfulness in analytical writing and inspired my own interest in media studies and fannish meta. This interest is ultimately what lead me to my choice of major, which will of course have a great impact of my life (or is that just what they tell you to lend the entire collegiate experience meaning?) I wish I could have communicated something of the impact she had on me to her.

I will always remember her skill and joy with words, as well as her open and delighted attitude towards sexuality and art. They were a bright spot in fandom. My thoughts are with her and her family.

Current Mood: sad
1:00 am
Chicks were born to give you fever
Danny Strong wrote the screenplay for Recount, an upcoming HBO movie about the 2000 election. Good for him. ::rewatches Superstar:: "Giles, do you have a Jonathan swimsuit calendar?" "No... Yes. I-it was a gift." A TWISTED WEB OF LIES. Everyone wants Jonathan's bod. Present lesbians included.

Time to Stand Up - Interesting article, seems much more persuasive now that I've been up close and personal with the Fordham religious types for going on a year now. Plus bonus points for quoting Douglas Adams.

I really want to see the Atheists in Foxholes monument. But WTF else would I do with myself if I went to Lake Hypatia, Alabama?

Yeah, so this English paper, the whole writing it thing is not going well. But I got an A- on my Women and Film paper! So it's OK to flunk out of English now, right? My teacher clearly did too many drugs/ran around having crazy orgies with the entire New York theater community in the sixties and probably wouldn't even notice if I didn't hand it in. Damn my Driscoll instilled guilt and drive to do the right thing! Or at least finger paint about my feelings if I don't.

::grumble grumble:: Ok, I'm going, I'm working, I'm learning. Stupid college.

Current Mood: groggy
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
7:42 pm
They're turtles AND they're green!
Huh, I wander away for awhile and suddenly it's April. It's a crazy, mad cap world. Well, I did the whole spring break thing and it was too short but filled with awesomeness that included but was not limited to: Science Museum shenanigans with one Z. Hyde, getting ::ahem ahem:: out of my gourd, swimming in Rayna's pool with like three feet of snow outside and eating mass amounts of Indian food, rice pudding and those ice cream drumstick things. We ate a DISGUSTING amount of those and I don't regret a minute of it. Oh, and I got to catch up with the L-Word while I was home and season four so far? Approved. Approved like you read about.

Of course, when I got back I was welcomed into the insomnia inducing arms of my ten page Hitchcock paper (Outside Heterosexuality: The Alternative Community of Hitchcock, take that America!) and various other unpleasant school tasks. Luckily we got like a week off for Easter and I got to go home yet again, which was especially good cause I had the plague and my mommy was able to nurse me back to health i.e. feed me magical food stuffs that cure all ills. As usual, I spent a lot of time with hanging out with dearworld_sorry in Cinemasmith while she was working and running around yelling about butter elbows and the gays. But by far the highlight of the entire vacation was seeing TMNT. I mean, they're turtles, they're mutants, they're teenagers, and they're named after Renaissance painters for no discernible reason. Brilliance. Plus the one in the lilac eye mask was TOTES gay and Sarah Michelle Gellar was in it. Once you've got gays, Buffy and a wise ninja rat who watches soap operas I'm pretty much set. Now I'm back in New York, missing the back of my earring, already over stressed and over worked and clutching my Easter loot fervently to my chest (said loot is made up mostly of chocolate goods but also includes Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins which is really, really awesome and happy making.)

Today I managed to drag myself out of bed in time to get coffee before my Sociology class so the whole day just felt nice and caffeinated. I bought come geeky Joss Whedon related apparel online and reserved tickets to Prelude to a Kiss staring my main man Alan Tudyk! I am beyond excited! Yay exclamation points! Oh and I also found out that I won the blood drive raffle thing and now have two tickets to the Mets game on Sunday which I am attempting to sell because I hate baseball with the fire of a thousand suns. But still, I won! Probably my proudest moment today was smacking a bitch (i.e. my philosophy teacher) for talking condescending smack about eastern philosophers all the time. I was all "Hey look, we're not going to read a single non-western or even non-American philosopher! What a bewildering statistical anomaly!" And then when he tried to be his usual smug self and was all "THEY DON'T LOVE THE LAW OF NON-CONTRADICTION THE WAY I DO" I was like "So basically you won't teach them because they have a different point of view? p.s. STOP GENERALIZING ABOUT ALL EASTERN PHILOSOPHIES." And then he gave this huge other speech and I was all "Well it would be really interesting to hear these objections to the philosophies, if we'd actually read any of them" and the entire class made the "OH SNAP"/Jerry Springer audience noise and he changed the subject, thus proving that I won. Again.

On an unrelated note, GAY STAR TREK!!! This makes me so, so happy. Especially because the guy who originally wrote it is involved. Fans are amazing. And so is Gene Roddenberry. ::firm nod::

I've started surviving my classes purely for the sweet joy of watching Jeeves and Wooster and they are without a doubt gay, in love and married, the end. Also, how did I live for so long without British comedy? Wacky misunderstandings? Social hijinks of the elite? Bawdy French farce? A goose? It's beautiful and when I run out of disks to take out of the library I shall cry.

What ho, some vid recs perchance, what what! < / British>

Vibrate by chasarumba - A beautifully edited look at Dexter, his past and his interactions with Brian. I love the effects in this and the music selection is the perfect combination of melancholy and creepiness.

Safe by aycheb - Seriously amazing Roslin vid. Just, yeah, amazing. Roslin is kicking ass and taking names and I love how beautifully the effects of power and the ways in which she chooses to and is forced to use it are explored. Mostly I just think it's awesome and wave at in incoherently.

Mmm, I should do the bed thing soon. Because tomorrow I must do the class thing. ::grumble grumble:: I've been watching so much Buffy lately, it's insane. I blame the ten year anniversary for starting this madness/the unending school stress for perpetuating it. Oh and I also started watching Entourage due to the joys of cable on demand but now that I'm back here I'm at least spared that temptation.

In closing:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Heroes in a half-shell
Turtle power!

They're the world's most fearsome fighting team (We're really hip!)
They're heroes in a half-shell and they're green (Hey - get a grip!)
When the evil Shredder attacks
These Turtle boys don't cut him no slack!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Splinter taught them to be ninja teens (He's a radical rat!)
Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines (That's a fact, Jack!)
Raphael is cool but crude (Gimme a break!)
Michaelangelo is a party dude (Party!)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Heroes in a half shell
Turtle power!

Current Mood: silly
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
1:07 am
STARGATE ATLANTIS SEASON TWO
IT IS MINE!!!Collapse )

Anyway, about my real life (I have one, I swear!); I had Maxine over on Friday and because she refused to see The Number 23 with me (damn her and her standards), we ended up watching American Beauty. Excuse me while I give away stuff about the ending.Collapse ) After I railed against homophobia, the army and the universe for awhile, me and Maxine hit Whole Foods for the eating, watched an episode of Queer as Folk and stumbled over to Starbucks where my new Barista BFFL gave me free coffee AGAIN. My god but I love that man. On Saturday I finished my transfer application for Emerson and then on Sunday I was up till eight in the morning writing three midterm papers. The best part? It turned out two of them weren't due till Wednesday. Sigh. College is hard.

On Monday I wandered around ridiculously tired and punch drunk but I was also easily fascinated by the snow, so that was ok. Today I had a meeting with my dean, did the whole class thing (we're watching Office Space in sociology and I spend Philosophy in a coma, dreaming of Philosophizle '05) and then went to donate blood. And let me say, it was less stressful than I thought it would be. A large latino man pricked my finger and told me I have "fantastic blood pressure." Thank you kind sir, I've always thought so. Then I waited around some more, grasping my medial forms in my sweaty little hands, until they called me over to sit in The Official Blood Taking Chairs. The lady had to dig around in my arm with the needle a bit but they always do that because, even though I'm paler than a living being has any right to be, my veins are strangely reticent. And on that note, it also took me a really long time to fill the bag O' blood and I kept looking at it and trying to decide if I thought it was cool or very disturbing. Eventually they removed the needle and, because I was the last person, I got to listen to their "shenanigans" as they cleaned up and I drank my juice. When I got back to the apartment, I stuffed a lot of food into my mouth cause I was paranoid about passing out or whatever when I went to get THE DVDS. I took the subway down to the Best Buy on Broadway and did a little dance of joy when I found them and then there was yet more food, some coffee and the delighted SGA watching. Mmm, new season, all mine, life is good.

Would the mass of geekery which is this post be complete without a few vid recs? I think not.

Us by lim - This vid is so many things at once; technically beautiful, astoundingly different, layered in meta and ultimately a love letter to fandom. It's how we explain "us" to ourselves; everything we take and create and discover. I get something new out of this every time I watch it and it never fails to remind me just how much I love our community.

The Wreckoning by charmax - I've still only seen a few episodes of Heroes but damn, this makes me want to watch the whole thing even more. A fascinating look at the relationship between two people... in the same body. And the fact that it works is a testament to charmax's talent. Great effects and song selection and yeah, it just kicks ass. Watch now.

Words Fail You by gwyn_r - Sweet, peaceful vid that made me fall in love with Big Eden, Pike and Henry. But mostly Pike. HE COMMUNICATES LOVE THROUGH FOOD. THE GAYS KNOW HOW IT IS. I highly recommend both the vid and the movie to... everyone. Ever.

In the Mirror by heresluck - I love Ray Kowalski. Um... coherent details? Shadow boxing! Hair do's! Mountie lovin! Seriously, this vid is beautiful and I love how it plays with the reflection metaphor and returns repeatedly to the theme of them walking together, visually and metaphorically. And any time Ray does something to match the beat of the song I get a very big happy.

I go home on Friday! Yay! But first, many classes, laundry and the dreaded room cleaning. At least I have Stargate Atlantis IMPORTANT REAL LIFE THINGS to live for.

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
7:08 pm
John Barrowman, how are you so awesome?
I'm serious. How is that much awesome housed in one human being? Not only is he ON THE TEAM as it were, but he married his partner in a kilt.

LOOK AT THIS RARE SPECIMEN OF MANLINESS.Collapse )

And he stars in the bisexual orgy romp that is Torchwood. As if all this weren't enough, I just heard his rendition of "Sunset Boulevard" and MY GOD but that man has a beautiful voice. Seriously, I've already put his Broadway CD on my amazon wish list. I don't even like Broadway music. He's just that good.

::marvels::

All in favor of making him supreme high ruler of humanity and giving him a jaunty hat? Good, it's agreed.

ETA: WTF HE ALSO STARED IN ROPE WITH ALEXIS DENISOF??? AND ANTHONY STEWART HEAD??? I have no words. Yet another gay production, this time with Wesley and Giles?

So. Freaking. Awesome.

Current Mood: impressed
Sunday, February 18th, 2007
6:57 pm
Llama llama llama!
OH MY GOD I'M GOING TO VIVIDCON!!!

::keysmash and other expressions of delight::

This is... wow. Just wow. I've wanted to go for so long and now I'm finally old enough and have enticed dearworld_sorry to go with me and... ::writhes with excitement:: I'M SO READY!!!

In less compelling news:
- Applied for a job at Barnes and Nobles. Had to go back the next day and get the guy to give me my application back because I forgot to sign it the first time around. Was deeply shamed.

- Roommate's friend was here for the weekend. She is sullen, angry, VERY INTO SHOPPING, talks trash about the roommate on the phone when said roommate is not within earshot and spends the rest of her time on the phone talking about BOYS. Because the roommate is one of the nicest people on earth, she's been letting this monstrosity sleep in her bed while she sleeps on the couch. Friend is a mouth breather. An unbelievably loud mouth breather. It interrupts my rest. And now, because the friend is a moron and bought her plane ticket for March 18th instead of February 18th, she has to stay here until Tuesday. I think me and the roommate might have to enter into a suicide pact.

- I've sent my SAT scores and transcripts from Fordham and BHS to all my transfer schools, now I just have to deal with the letters of recommendation and, you know, the actual applications. Help?

- I have a huge research paper coming up for history. And no idea when it's actually due. This cannot end well. Up side, I'm really interested in the whole separation of church and state topic so hopefully I won't want to commit acts of violence while working on it.

- I've finally starting listening to the Tegan and Sara CD I got for Christmas (If It Was You) and it's soooo good and so fitting to my mood of late. Only lesbian Canadian folk singers can feel my pain.

ZOMG I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I'M ACTUALLY GOING! ::runs around the room, suit mates plan intervention::

Is it August yet?

Current Mood: ecstatic
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