lirazel: ([fnl] clear eyes)
Let's start like this:

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.


- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


Now, I know, since you're on my flist, that every one of you has felt this at one point or another. It doesn't just apply to books, either: it can be music or a movie or a place, even. For me, often, it's TV shows.

So this is a post about two TV shows that I feel this way about. These are the two shows that--I'm serious--if I became stupid rich tomorrow, I would pay all the people I love to watch.


MY SHOWS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU SHOULD WATCH THEM )

3 things

Dec. 10th, 2012 09:16 am
lirazel: ([kpop] this is the story)
+ You know what sucks? When you are suddenly ~overcome with OTP feels, but there's so little fic written about your OTP that you have to go read your own. Yes, I am rereading shoot to kill because I am having WooYeol feels (DRAGON/SLAYER, PRINCE/KNIGHT) and I just reread The Art of Freeloading so there's very, very little for me to read. WHY DO MORE PEOPLE NOT WRITE MY OTP????

+ But you know what's awesome? [livejournal.com profile] madcap_shiny just finished Shut Up! Flower Boy Band and sent me a message this weekend that was hundreds of words of capslock abuse and it was the most beautiful thing and now [livejournal.com profile] aerintine is watching it too and sometimes posting her feels and I AM SO DELIGHTED. I could not be happier! I am going to make a post about how y'all should all watch it. It's going to be great.

+ Apropos of nothing, sometimes I think about that time at Spuffycon when Verity read us her little Vampire Diaries fic that she wrote without having ever seen an episode and how she pronounced Stefan’s name like Stefon on SNL and how none of us corrected her because it was way more awesome that way.

That was amazing.

I hope y'all had good weekends. Mondays suck, but may something lovely happen to you today!
lirazel: ([misc] this is a picture of my soul)
LOOK WHAT [livejournal.com profile] theramble MADE FOR ME FOR HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



ISN'T IT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN? YEOLLIE EVEN HAS A PONYTAIL. I AM WEEPING TEARS OF BLOOD.
lirazel: ([kpop] ot7)
I promised Nicki I would make her an Infinite ships post, and I was going to do something brief on tumblr, like a paragraph for each of the major ships, but I am me and completely incapable of being anything but verbose, so this turned into a monster. Who even am I?

So you've got 7 really attractive guys in this band, all of whom are always hanging all over each other, some of them because they're naturally demonstrative, some of them because that's their job, but either way: obviously people are going to ship things. Here's a rough guide to the bigger ships in fandom and also to the smaller things that I personally ship. Yay!


cut for the pretty boys! )
lirazel: ([kpop] ot7)
I promised Nicki I would make her an Infinite ships post, and I was going to do something brief on tumblr, like a paragraph for each of the major ships, but I am me and completely incapable of being anything but verbose, so this turned into a monster. Who even am I?

So you've got 7 really attractive guys in this band, all of whom are always hanging all over each other, some of them because they're naturally demonstrative, some of them because that's their job, but either way: obviously people are going to ship things. Here's a rough guide to the bigger ships in fandom and also to the smaller things that I personally ship. Yay!


cut for the pretty boys! )
lirazel: ([kpop] ot7)
I promised Nicki I would make her an Infinite ships post, and I was going to do something brief on tumblr, like a paragraph for each of the major ships, but I am me and completely incapable of being anything but verbose, so this turned into a monster. Who even am I?

So you've got 7 really attractive guys in this band, all of whom are always hanging all over each other, some of them because they're naturally demonstrative, some of them because that's their job, but either way: obviously people are going to ship things. Here's a rough guide to the bigger ships in fandom and also to the smaller things that I personally ship. Yay!


cut for the pretty boys! )

yay!

Jan. 13th, 2012 08:49 am
lirazel: ([tvd] bffs)
Watch this space (by which I mean my journal/your flist) for Bechdel Test 2.0 coming later this afternoon! From looking at the data in my completely unscientific/not-so-mathly way, it seemed to me that that option would have the most participation, so that's what we're going to go for. HOWEVER, I definitely am putting the Ships I Don't Ship on the backburner; I definitely want to do that one in a couple of weeks (so if that's the one you wanted, rejoice! It's going to happen! Just not right at the moment).

But there were so many awesome options! Thanks for y'all's suggestions, for voting, and for expressing enthusiasm. And let me just say that I would not at all be adverse to any of y'all hosting any of those options yourselves at some point....IMHO, there can never be enough comment ficathons.

If anybody wants to whip up some banners, that would be awesome. Otherwise, get your prompts ready! It's 9 in the morning my time, so it'll be a few hours before the post goes up. I'm so excited! YAY LADIES!

Any further banners should be submitted here.

yay!

Jan. 13th, 2012 08:49 am
lirazel: ([tvd] bffs)
Watch this space (by which I mean my journal/your flist) for Bechdel Test 2.0 coming later this afternoon! From looking at the data in my completely unscientific/not-so-mathly way, it seemed to me that that option would have the most participation, so that's what we're going to go for. HOWEVER, I definitely am putting the Ships I Don't Ship on the backburner; I definitely want to do that one in a couple of weeks (so if that's the one you wanted, rejoice! It's going to happen! Just not right at the moment).

But there were so many awesome options! Thanks for y'all's suggestions, for voting, and for expressing enthusiasm. And let me just say that I would not at all be adverse to any of y'all hosting any of those options yourselves at some point....IMHO, there can never be enough comment ficathons.

If anybody wants to whip up some banners, that would be awesome. Otherwise, get your prompts ready! It's 9 in the morning my time, so it'll be a few hours before the post goes up. I'm so excited! YAY LADIES!

Any further banners should be submitted here.

yay!

Jan. 13th, 2012 08:49 am
lirazel: ([tvd] bffs)
Watch this space (by which I mean my journal/your flist) for Bechdel Test 2.0 coming later this afternoon! From looking at the data in my completely unscientific/not-so-mathly way, it seemed to me that that option would have the most participation, so that's what we're going to go for. HOWEVER, I definitely am putting the Ships I Don't Ship on the backburner; I definitely want to do that one in a couple of weeks (so if that's the one you wanted, rejoice! It's going to happen! Just not right at the moment).

But there were so many awesome options! Thanks for y'all's suggestions, for voting, and for expressing enthusiasm. And let me just say that I would not at all be adverse to any of y'all hosting any of those options yourselves at some point....IMHO, there can never be enough comment ficathons.

If anybody wants to whip up some banners, that would be awesome. Otherwise, get your prompts ready! It's 9 in the morning my time, so it'll be a few hours before the post goes up. I'm so excited! YAY LADIES!

Any further banners should be submitted here.
lirazel: ([classic] mambo)
* I have been listening to the Dream Cast album nonstop since Sunday. I grew up on this thing, and I know every note of it and it still never fails to give me goosebumps. How can something so flawless exist?

* The anniversary tour is coming here in May, and you know I will be going. SO EXCITED. LIVE THEATER. SONGS I KNOW BY HEART. SOBBING LIKE A BABY. SO READY.

* We all know by now that there's going to be a movie, right? Initially I was very concerned about this, wringing my hands with terror that it would be awfulawfulawful and they would cast a whole bunch of people who can't sing just because they are famous (and I'll admit, I'm still to an extent nervous about that), but apparently Tom Hooper, he of The King's Speech Oscar-winning, may be directing it. I thought this was confirmed, Lexi, but apparently it's just a rumor. Still, this would please me greatly and make me breathe a little easier.

* Shockingly (or, you know, not) I have a few thoughts about the casting of the film. The other night's showing of the Anniversary show confirmed to me that, alas, Colm Wilkinson is probably a little too old to play Valjean--he was fragile and his voice wasn't as a strong as it was. They probably won't go with him, which makes me sadface because he will always be Valjean to me. BUT. There is no way in hell that Philip Quast is too old to play Javert, and I might weep if they don't cast him because. NO ONE in the history of the universe could be as awesome in that role as he is.

OH WAIT DID SOMEONE MENTION SOMETHING ABOUT WANTING TO HEAR HIM SING "STARS"? AND DO I JUST SO HAPPEN TO HAVE A VIDEO EMBEDDED SO THAT YOU CAN DO THAT? I MUST BE CLAIRVOYANT.



*dies of awesome*

THEY MUST CAST HIM. And not cast the guy who played Valjean in the 25th Anniversary show. His "Bring Him Home" was nice, but the rest of his performance was severely lacking in my mind.

* Lea Salonga is too old to play Eponine ALAS AND I WILL WEEP. This breaks my heart because she will always be Eponine to me. They will probably end up casting Lea Michele since she's huge now and has played the role, and I would not be displeased by this. Obviously, she's hugely talented and I want to see her do non-Glee things since we all know how I feel about that show.

* Now most important. The only other person I am absolutely ADAMANT that they must cast is Ramin Karimloo as Enjolras.


WATCH. THIS.



I WILL BE OVER HERE DYING OF OF AN OVERDOSE OF SEXINESS. Seriously, I had no idea who this man was a few days ago, and now I am convinced he is the most attractive man on the planet. BOOM. INSTANT OBSESSION.

Apparently he's in that really bad sequel to Phantom of the Opera, and even though I have zero feelings about Andrew Lloyd Webber, I will always be grateful to him from now on because he guarantees the existence of this:




I'm pretty sure he impregnated with me with his voice. Just sayin'.

I might even dump Enver Gjokaj for him. That is how massive my crush is at this point.

* In closing, feel free to watch the original cast be reunited (PLUS RAMIN AND HIS SEXINESS) and weep like a baby as they sing "One Day More."

lirazel: ([classic] mambo)
* I have been listening to the Dream Cast album nonstop since Sunday. I grew up on this thing, and I know every note of it and it still never fails to give me goosebumps. How can something so flawless exist?

* The anniversary tour is coming here in May, and you know I will be going. SO EXCITED. LIVE THEATER. SONGS I KNOW BY HEART. SOBBING LIKE A BABY. SO READY.

* We all know by now that there's going to be a movie, right? Initially I was very concerned about this, wringing my hands with terror that it would be awfulawfulawful and they would cast a whole bunch of people who can't sing just because they are famous (and I'll admit, I'm still to an extent nervous about that), but apparently Tom Hooper, he of The King's Speech Oscar-winning, may be directing it. I thought this was confirmed, Lexi, but apparently it's just a rumor. Still, this would please me greatly and make me breathe a little easier.

* Shockingly (or, you know, not) I have a few thoughts about the casting of the film. The other night's showing of the Anniversary show confirmed to me that, alas, Colm Wilkinson is probably a little too old to play Valjean--he was fragile and his voice wasn't as a strong as it was. They probably won't go with him, which makes me sadface because he will always be Valjean to me. BUT. There is no way in hell that Philip Quast is too old to play Javert, and I might weep if they don't cast him because. NO ONE in the history of the universe could be as awesome in that role as he is.

OH WAIT DID SOMEONE MENTION SOMETHING ABOUT WANTING TO HEAR HIM SING "STARS"? AND DO I JUST SO HAPPEN TO HAVE A VIDEO EMBEDDED SO THAT YOU CAN DO THAT? I MUST BE CLAIRVOYANT.



*dies of awesome*

THEY MUST CAST HIM. And not cast the guy who played Valjean in the 25th Anniversary show. His "Bring Him Home" was nice, but the rest of his performance was severely lacking in my mind.

* Lea Salonga is too old to play Eponine ALAS AND I WILL WEEP. This breaks my heart because she will always be Eponine to me. They will probably end up casting Lea Michele since she's huge now and has played the role, and I would not be displeased by this. Obviously, she's hugely talented and I want to see her do non-Glee things since we all know how I feel about that show.

* Now most important. The only other person I am absolutely ADAMANT that they must cast is Ramin Karimloo as Enjolras.


WATCH. THIS.



I WILL BE OVER HERE DYING OF OF AN OVERDOSE OF SEXINESS. Seriously, I had no idea who this man was a few days ago, and now I am convinced he is the most attractive man on the planet. BOOM. INSTANT OBSESSION.

Apparently he's in that really bad sequel to Phantom of the Opera, and even though I have zero feelings about Andrew Lloyd Webber, I will always be grateful to him from now on because he guarantees the existence of this:




I'm pretty sure he impregnated with me with his voice. Just sayin'.

I might even dump Enver Gjokaj for him. That is how massive my crush is at this point.

* In closing, feel free to watch the original cast be reunited (PLUS RAMIN AND HIS SEXINESS) and weep like a baby as they sing "One Day More."

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ALREADY FREAKING. CAROLINE IS KICKING DAMON'S ASS. MY BOY TROY IS IN THE LEAD. TAMI TAYLOR IS PWNING EVERYONE. KALINDA WILL DEFINITELY BE REPRESENTING THE GOOD WIFE. LESLIE KNOPE WINS EVERYTHING EVER. MIRANDA HAS A CATEOGRY.

I will change my vote from Nina to Annie should Mitchell look like he might win. Same with changing Kelly to Nathan if it looks like Simon might take first place (but I really hope I don't have to because--KELLY. FAVORITE GIRL).

At this moment it looks like Ten will definitely not win his category, and I am PLEASED. Donna and Amy are going head-to-head at the moment. AWESOME GINGER LADIES. No one's voting River, unfortunately. *sigh* Peggy and Joan are neck-in-neck which I find adorable.

MORE PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE FOR JESSICA HAMBY, OKAY? ALSO EMILY GILMORE I DON'T CARE IF SHE HAS NO SHOT AT WINNING.
lirazel: ([misc] this is a picture of my soul)


ALREADY FREAKING. CAROLINE IS KICKING DAMON'S ASS. MY BOY TROY IS IN THE LEAD. TAMI TAYLOR IS PWNING EVERYONE. KALINDA WILL DEFINITELY BE REPRESENTING THE GOOD WIFE. LESLIE KNOPE WINS EVERYTHING EVER. MIRANDA HAS A CATEOGRY.

I will change my vote from Nina to Annie should Mitchell look like he might win. Same with changing Kelly to Nathan if it looks like Simon might take first place (but I really hope I don't have to because--KELLY. FAVORITE GIRL).

At this moment it looks like Ten will definitely not win his category, and I am PLEASED. Donna and Amy are going head-to-head at the moment. AWESOME GINGER LADIES. No one's voting River, unfortunately. *sigh* Peggy and Joan are neck-in-neck which I find adorable.

MORE PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE FOR JESSICA HAMBY, OKAY? ALSO EMILY GILMORE I DON'T CARE IF SHE HAS NO SHOT AT WINNING.
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
* Even if you don't watch Vampire Diaries you need to vote for Caroline Forbes. Not only because she is awesome, but because she is the only character on the show that I can imagine beating Damon. And we need to make sure that Damon doesn't make it past prelims. Remember back in S1 when I liked him and thought they'd make him a really fascinating character? UH NO. S2 has been full of Damon!fail, and the writers have no idea what they're doing with him, unfortunately, and he does not deserve to represent TVD because the single best thing about the show is the awesome ladies. AN AWESOME LADY MUST REPRESENT, and since Bonnie doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, and I don't know very many people who are ~passionate~ about Elena, we must all vote Caroline. Also did I mention that she is awesome?

* Vote Troy Barnes for Community? PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE? FAVORITE BOY ALWAYS? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

* LESLIE KNOPE. I WANT HER TO MAKE IT TO FINAL FOUR. I'm tentatively cheering for Dana Scully to take the whole thing because 1) Elyssa is a very convincing woman, 2) Scully started it all, and 3) I am currently watching The X-Files again. But I want either Leslie or Troy (or possibly Caroline) to come in second if at all possible, because they are the most flawless characters currently on TV.

* Will Skins be included? And if so, will the new generation be up for voting? If so, GRACE VIOLET FOREVER, Y'ALL. PERFECT PERFECT GIRL. Otherwise, a Gen 1 kid should represent. NO EFFY PLEASE.

* I kind of want Rory to win for Doctor Who, but I doubt that that will happen. Honestly, though, I'm so in love with the current direction of the show that I'll be thrilled if any of the main cast from S5 comes out on top. I also kind of think it would be awesome if River was the rep, but she probably won't be. If the olds are still votable, I'll probably vote Donna. NOT TEN, OKAY? I STILL HAVEN'T FORGIVEN HIM. I NEVER WILL.

* I guess I need to break out my NOT DEAN icon again, don't I? Or does he have a chance of winning this year? Hopefully not.

* And, as always, Buffy must represent her own show because BUFFY. ANNE. SUMMERS. ALWAYS.

* I think I'm going to sign up for a brand-new photobucket account so that I don't go over bandwidth this time. GIFS GIFS GIFS GIFS GIFS!

Share with me your thooooooooughts.
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
* Even if you don't watch Vampire Diaries you need to vote for Caroline Forbes. Not only because she is awesome, but because she is the only character on the show that I can imagine beating Damon. And we need to make sure that Damon doesn't make it past prelims. Remember back in S1 when I liked him and thought they'd make him a really fascinating character? UH NO. S2 has been full of Damon!fail, and the writers have no idea what they're doing with him, unfortunately, and he does not deserve to represent TVD because the single best thing about the show is the awesome ladies. AN AWESOME LADY MUST REPRESENT, and since Bonnie doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, and I don't know very many people who are ~passionate~ about Elena, we must all vote Caroline. Also did I mention that she is awesome?

* Vote Troy Barnes for Community? PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE? FAVORITE BOY ALWAYS? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

* LESLIE KNOPE. I WANT HER TO MAKE IT TO FINAL FOUR. I'm tentatively cheering for Dana Scully to take the whole thing because 1) Elyssa is a very convincing woman, 2) Scully started it all, and 3) I am currently watching The X-Files again. But I want either Leslie or Troy (or possibly Caroline) to come in second if at all possible, because they are the most flawless characters currently on TV.

* Will Skins be included? And if so, will the new generation be up for voting? If so, GRACE VIOLET FOREVER, Y'ALL. PERFECT PERFECT GIRL. Otherwise, a Gen 1 kid should represent. NO EFFY PLEASE.

* I kind of want Rory to win for Doctor Who, but I doubt that that will happen. Honestly, though, I'm so in love with the current direction of the show that I'll be thrilled if any of the main cast from S5 comes out on top. I also kind of think it would be awesome if River was the rep, but she probably won't be. If the olds are still votable, I'll probably vote Donna. NOT TEN, OKAY? I STILL HAVEN'T FORGIVEN HIM. I NEVER WILL.

* I guess I need to break out my NOT DEAN icon again, don't I? Or does he have a chance of winning this year? Hopefully not.

* And, as always, Buffy must represent her own show because BUFFY. ANNE. SUMMERS. ALWAYS.

* I think I'm going to sign up for a brand-new photobucket account so that I don't go over bandwidth this time. GIFS GIFS GIFS GIFS GIFS!

Share with me your thooooooooughts.
lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
Is it sad that one of the reasons I most look forward to my birthday is that I know that AWESOME PEOPLE on my flist will arrive with creative gifts? Because if that's wrong, I don't want to be right.

First of all [livejournal.com profile] eilowyn made me a really awesome banner featuring tons of my favorite ladies from my TV shows, and obviously it is now adorning my profile page.

Then there's [livejournal.com profile] snickfic who proved once again that she writes the very best River Tam voice ever by writing me a so-awesome-it-kind-of-hurts Buffy/Firefly crossover fic.

And finally, the kick-ass [livejournal.com profile] ohwaluvusbab wrote Harry Potter fic for the very first time in the form of an almost unbearably perfect Ron/Hermione fic that proves that we are indeed the exact same person when it comes to shipping.

Sometimes I really do boggle at how talented my flist is. And how generous. And all around wonderful.

I didn't forget anybody, did I? I'm doing this on the fly at work. I will feel horrible if I did.
lirazel: ([btvs]  there were never such devoted)
Is it sad that one of the reasons I most look forward to my birthday is that I know that AWESOME PEOPLE on my flist will arrive with creative gifts? Because if that's wrong, I don't want to be right.

First of all [livejournal.com profile] eilowyn made me a really awesome banner featuring tons of my favorite ladies from my TV shows, and obviously it is now adorning my profile page.

Then there's [livejournal.com profile] snickfic who proved once again that she writes the very best River Tam voice ever by writing me a so-awesome-it-kind-of-hurts Buffy/Firefly crossover fic.

And finally, the kick-ass [livejournal.com profile] ohwaluvusbab wrote Harry Potter fic for the very first time in the form of an almost unbearably perfect Ron/Hermione fic that proves that we are indeed the exact same person when it comes to shipping.

Sometimes I really do boggle at how talented my flist is. And how generous. And all around wonderful.

I didn't forget anybody, did I? I'm doing this on the fly at work. I will feel horrible if I did.
lirazel: ([dh] that look in your eyes)
ENVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY FUTURE HUSBAND JUST GOT CAST IN A PILOT I MIGHT DIE OF HAPPINESS EVEN IF THE SUMMARY SOUNDS A LITTLE SILLY I DON'T CARE ENVER IS PLAY A SEXY CON AND THERE WILL BE FAMILY TIMES I MIGHT DIE.

NO BUT SERIOUSLY.

The only two other thoughts I have are:

1. I am not thrilled with the other lead. That guy really bugged me on Heroes. Remember when I watched that show? HAHAHA!
2. [livejournal.com profile] elisi and I were just talking yesterday about how Enver needed to get cast in something soon and LO AND BEHOLD. QUICK, MRS. DARCY! TALK ABOUT HOW I NEED A MILLION DOLLARS, OKAY?

To reiterate:

ENVER. GJOKAJ. ON. MY. TELEVISION. SCREEN.

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