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( Jan. 25th, 2014 06:43 am)
One thousand three hundred and sixty-two words today.

A thing of beauty and genius.
One thousand two hundred and eighty-three words today.

Sleepy Hollow Season Finale--Minor SPOILERS )

I love this show.

If you're looking for more creepypastas, MrCreepyPasta on Youtube might fit the bill. His narration is unpolished and sometimes intrusive, but there are many stories I haven't read before. As a hobbyist writer, I can often suss out the twists before they happen, but that's a cheerful hazard of the genre and of being well-read, and it's still fun to watch the writer get there.
One thousand four hundred and twenty-two words today. More than all of last week. Progress!

Have some more nightmare fuel:

It's fake(there is a making-of on Youtube as well), but it's a damn good fake. I like the dedication and moxie.

6 Obnoxious Old People Habits Explained By Science

I laughed myself into heartburn at this.
Cry Reads. Cryaotic, formerly ChaoticMonki, reads scary stories and creepypastas. Some of these are humdrum, but a few are quite good. "The Disappearance of Ashley, Kansas," "She Found Her Way Into My House", and "The Puppet" are standouts. "Autopilot" starts out strongly, but bogs down in repetitive waffling. The rest are okay, but nothing special, or maybe I'm just jaded as a grizzled horror aficionado.
One thousand and thirteen words today.

My mother tried to invite herself and my cousin for lunch tomorrow, but I ignored her wheedling email. Roomie is now laying odds on whether or not she shows up unannounced for one of her notorious nag fests. You know, because Roomie and I should just be on call to suit her whims, and if she wants to see me, then that's all there is to it. I suppose we'll cross that bridge when we come to it, but we would really rather just finish S1 of Deadwood and work on our respective fannish pursuits.

Speaking of Deadwood, damn. I did not expect what happened to Flora and her "brother". Sure, they were conniving con artists, but that was disturbingly brutal.

I love the supporting characters, though, especially Calamity Jane, Doc Cochran, and Charlie Utter. Elsworth is adorable, too. As for the antagonists, I'm not sure who makes a better villain--Ian McShane or Powers Boothe. There are times I grudgingly like them both, a fact that often makes me decidedly uncomfortable. I'm sympathizing with murderers and pimps and proto-mobsters, for God's sake. It's wrong, but Tolliver is so urbane and charming, and Swearengen is so wickedly goddamn funny that I find myself laughing out loud at his brazen, misanthropic assholery.

"Here I am in the rosiest spring of my career, and I'm wrangling for bits of information from a damn gimp," he grouses as Jerry Jewell, hooker and scullery maid with CP, hovers unsteadily over him while he scours blood from the floor. It's horrible, but he's so woebegone that it's blackly hilarious.


And Calamity Jane, oh, Lord. "Nobody croaked today." DEAD.

The Best of Calamity Jane.
One thousand words today.

Just in case anyone needed a little pick-me-up.
One thousand and eleven words today.

This hits my nostalgia buttons so hard. It doesn't hurt that it's true, either.
laguera25: Dug from UP! (Default)
( Jul. 15th, 2013 12:08 am)

Because the past few days have been rather grim.

I suspect I look like this when Roomie rubs on me. I know I make similar noises.

The first time I saw this ten years ago, I nearly choked to death.
laguera25: Dug from UP! (Default)
( Jan. 5th, 2013 02:31 pm)

And I will always be grateful to Bubba for introducing me to this heartfelt country gospel classic.
If you need me, I'll be dead on the floor.

There's a whole channel of these gems on Youtube.
Comment seen on a Youtube video:

you could´╗┐ put AC/DC in barbie cartoons and it would be action movie

Yes. Yes, you could, and it would be awesome.
laguera25: Dug from UP! (Default)
( Apr. 17th, 2012 02:52 pm)

Setting aside the loveliness that is Christoph(the arms! the thighs!), I find this video fascinating. Because of my myopia, and because limper seats are generally one step removed from the parking lot, I don't get to see such detail. I can see and recognize individual band members and see that yes, Till is tenderizing his own thighs with his fist, but I can't see Olli or Christoph because they're behind the others. His technique is more relaxed than I thought it would be. He's on point, but he isn't flailing, and he's not kneeing himself in the face. It's all very zen, and certainly more elegant than Lars Ulrich, who, when I saw him from ten feet away, looked like an angry house elf gnawing its way out of a thestral carcass.
I was peripherally aware of the Susan Boyle phenomenon when it was happening, but because I am a hermit who lives in a cave(think Eustus from Courage the Cowardly Dog), I had never seen or heard her perform. Last night while link-surfing from the Peter Fox video, I found her Britain's Got Talent audition of "I Dreamed a Dream".

I Dreamed a Dream

There's no denying it's a bravura performance, but what makes it sublime is the reactions of the crowd and judges. They're openly sniggering and laughing at her because she's a frumpy little lady in support hose who has the audacity to think she could matter, could have anything worth giving. And then, she opens her mouth. I've never seen a collective volte face so rapid, or so complete. I watched this video twenty times last night just to see grumpy old Simon Cowell melt into a starry-eyed fangirl.

I'm laughing, but this really is amazing, and I think Christoph has some stiff competition back there:p


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