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 )
lirazel: ([kpop] only if you're here)
[eta] Just an fyi: this post is a continual work in progress. I'm always editing and updating and changing my mind about things, so it's probably never going to be the same any two times you visit it. But this is real people we're talking about, so obviously my feelings are going to change as my perceptions do.

I am going to go ahead and apologize in advance about this, y'all. This is one part pimp-post of DOOM, two-parts me spewing incoherent feelings on everything in the world, with a dash of meta and some drooling thrown in. It's basically a big giant mess, just like I am these days. I am so, so sorry. Please just love me anyway.



This is a post about these kids:


source


Awww! Aren't they cute? Well, forget all about that.


Introduction
(or: they're sexy and they know it)


Note: I am blaming this opening on [livejournal.com profile] aerintine because she enables me. Ahem.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FEMALE GAZE.



Gah, this is so over-the-top in its invitation to look at the beautiful boys and drool over how sexy they are. Like, it's so over-the-top that I'm almost ashamed for falling for it. Except that I am not even a little bit ashamed because THESE BOYS ARE REALLY HOT and they are playing to my gaze and there is no room for shame here in being a woman and having a sex drive and thinking guys are hot. I love it.




Part I: Music and Me
(or: this part will only be relevant to my friends who were wondering what happened to my sanity)


source


Y'all, in the last couple of weeks of falling for this silly little kpop band, I have sometimes wondered whether it actually makes sense to be this obsessed with a band whose music I care nothing about. some thoughts on music in general and my tastes in particular )


Part II: The Greatest Video Ever
(or: a brief introduction to the boys being supremely silly that proves why you should find them endearing)


I've thought that Myungsoo is beautiful since the first episode of SUFBB. And I was really taken with him when I watched clips of him on youtube because, as I said in another post, I have this huge soft spot for people who are trying to be cool and just aren't. But I didn't really expect to be taken with the rest of the boys, but I have been.

So let me share with you this video again, and I will talk about it and how much I love these kids.




Things I love about this video:

this is who i am now apparently )

The only thing I do not like about this video: Sungyeol isn't in it, because he was sick that night. I can only imagine how much better it would be if he were. Watch this video of ridiculousness and let your imagination run wild.



Part III: The Boys
(or: way too many words and feelings about these people I have never met)


And now for some thoughts on each of the boys. I'm going in reverse-age-order because everyone always goes in age order and I want to shake things up a bit.


diva sungjongie )


faily faily derpsoo )


prince sungyeol )


dance machine hoya )


namstar woohyun )


flawless human being dongwoo (who might actually be the love of my life) )


leader general grandpa gyu )



Interlude: Friendships
(or: some feelings about the two of the biggest ships in English-speaking fandom)


I want to take a brief moment to touch on a couple of relationships between the boys that I find interesting, too.

myungsoo and sungyeol )

woohyun and sunggyu )



Part IV: INFINITE
(or: who they are as a group)


source


And I think another aspect of my affection for them is that they are, in a lot of ways, the underdogs. who they are )


Conclusion
(or: actually, I don't just treat them like eye candy)


Now, remember how cute they are:


source


Awwww!

But here's the thing: for all that drooling I did way up there at the top of this post, 90% of the time I don't really look at these kids that way? I feel like I've gotten to know them a bit through their variety show appearances, and I'm very, very fond of the ones I'm fond of. But most of the time it's in a big sisterly way. Like, I want to be their noona and look after them and take care of them and give them advice and tease them and stuff. Like I said: not hugely into their music, but I'm proud of them for working so very, very hard (it's amazing to me how hard Korean entertainers work. Their work ethic is insane). But then that 10% of the happens: they'll come out with a video that's all about how hot they are and I'm like, "OH YEAH THEY'RE ATTRACTIVE, TOO."

Anyway, these boys make me happy. I'm pleased that they were my introduction to kpop and that they are, from what I can tell, having a hell of a lot of fun making music and dancing together. I hope they keep it up for as long as it makes them happy.

And now if you're curious, here are their music videos (I actually included the dance versions of a couple of them because they're better than the actual videos):

music videos galore! )
lirazel: ([kpop] only if you're here)
I am going to go ahead and apologize in advance about this, y'all. This is one part pimp-post of DOOM, two-parts me spewing incoherent feelings on everything in the world, with a dash of meta and some drooling thrown in. It's basically a big giant mess, just like I am these days. I am so, so sorry. Please just love me anyway.



This is a post about these kids:


source


Awww! Aren't they cute? Well, forget all about that.


Introduction
(or: they're sexy and they know it)


Note: I am blaming this opening on [livejournal.com profile] aerintine because she enables me. Ahem.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FEMALE GAZE.



Gah, this is so over-the-top in its invitation to look at the beautiful boys and drool over how sexy they are. Like, it's so over-the-top that I'm almost ashamed for falling for it. Except that I am not even a little bit ashamed because THESE BOYS ARE REALLY HOT and they are playing to my gaze and there is no room for shame here in being a woman and having a sex drive and thinking guys are hot. I love it.




Part I: Music and Me
(or: this part will only be relevant to my friends who were wondering what happened to my sanity)


source


Y'all, in the last couple of weeks of falling for this silly little kpop band, I have sometimes wondered whether it actually makes sense to be this obsessed with a band whose music I care nothing about. some thoughts on music in general and my tastes in particular )


Part II: The Greatest Video Ever
(or: a brief introduction to the boys being supremely silly that proves why you should find them endearing)


I've thought that Myungsoo is beautiful since the first episode of SUFBB. And I was really taken with him when I watched clips of him on youtube because, as I said in another post, I have this huge soft spot for people who are trying to be cool and just aren't. But I didn't really expect to be taken with the rest of the boys, but I have been.

So let me share with you this video again, and I will talk about it and how much I love these kids.




Things I love about this video:

this is who i am now apparently )

The only thing I do not like about this video: Sungyeol isn't in it, because he was sick that night. I can only imagine how much better it would be if he were. Watch this video of ridiculousness and let your imagination run wild.



Part III: The Boys
(or: way too many words and feelings about these people I have never met)


And now for some thoughts on each of the boys. I'm going in reverse-age-order because everyone always goes in age order and I want to shake things up a bit.


diva sungjongie )


faily faily derpsoo )


prince sungyeol )


dance machine hoya )


namstar woohyun )


flawless human being dongwoo (who might actually be the love of my life) )


leader general grandpa gyu )



Interlude: Friendships
(or: some feelings about the two of the biggest ships in English-speaking fandom)


I want to take a brief moment to touch on a couple of relationships between the boys that I find interesting, too.

myungsoo and sungyeol )

woohyun and sunggyu )



Part IV: INFINITE
(or: who they are as a group)


source


And I think another aspect of my affection for them is that they are, in a lot of ways, the underdogs. who they are )


Conclusion
(or: actually, I don't just treat them like eye candy)


Now, remember how cute they are:


source


Awwww!

But here's the thing: for all that drooling I did way up there at the top of this post, 90% of the time I don't really look at these kids that way? I feel like I've gotten to know them a bit through their variety show appearances, and I'm very, very fond of the ones I'm fond of. But most of the time it's in a big sisterly way. Like, I want to be their noona and look after them and take care of them and give them advice and tease them and stuff. Like I said: not hugely into their music, but I'm proud of them for working so very, very hard (it's amazing to me how hard Korean entertainers work. Their work ethic is insane). But then that 10% of the happens: they'll come out with a video that's all about how hot they are and I'm like, "OH YEAH THEY'RE ATTRACTIVE, TOO."

Anyway, these boys make me happy. I'm pleased that they were my introduction to kpop and that they are, from what I can tell, having a hell of a lot of fun making music and dancing together. I hope they keep it up for as long as it makes them happy.

And now if you're curious, here are their music videos (I actually included the dance versions of a couple of them because they're better than the actual videos):

music videos galore! )
lirazel: ([kpop] only if you're here)
I am going to go ahead and apologize in advance about this, y'all. This is one part pimp-post of DOOM, two-parts me spewing incoherent feelings on everything in the world, with a dash of meta and some drooling thrown in. It's basically a big giant mess, just like I am these days. I am so, so sorry. Please just love me anyway.



This is a post about these kids:


source


Awww! Aren't they cute? Well, forget all about that.


Introduction
(or: they're sexy and they know it)


Note: I am blaming this opening on [livejournal.com profile] aerintine because she enables me. Ahem.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FEMALE GAZE.



Gah, this is so over-the-top in its invitation to look at the beautiful boys and drool over how sexy they are. Like, it's so over-the-top that I'm almost ashamed for falling for it. Except that I am not even a little bit ashamed because THESE BOYS ARE REALLY HOT and they are playing to my gaze and there is no room for shame here in being a woman and having a sex drive and thinking guys are hot. I love it.




Part I: Music and Me
(or: this part will only be relevant to my friends who were wondering what happened to my sanity)


source


Y'all, in the last couple of weeks of falling for this silly little kpop band, I have sometimes wondered whether it actually makes sense to be this obsessed with a band whose music I care nothing about. some thoughts on music in general and my tastes in particular )


Part II: The Greatest Video Ever
(or: a brief introduction to the boys being supremely silly that proves why you should find them endearing)


I've thought that Myungsoo is beautiful since the first episode of SUFBB. And I was really taken with him when I watched clips of him on youtube because, as I said in another post, I have this huge soft spot for people who are trying to be cool and just aren't. But I didn't really expect to be taken with the rest of the boys, but I have been.

So let me share with you this video again, and I will talk about it and how much I love these kids.




Things I love about this video:

this is who i am now apparently )

The only thing I do not like about this video: Sungyeol isn't in it, because he was sick that night. I can only imagine how much better it would be if he were. Watch this video of ridiculousness and let your imagination run wild.



Part III: The Boys
(or: way too many words and feelings about these people I have never met)


And now for some thoughts on each of the boys. I'm going in reverse-age-order because everyone always goes in age order and I want to shake things up a bit.


diva sungjongie )


faily faily derpsoo )


prince sungyeol )


dance machine hoya )


namstar woohyun )


flawless human being dongwoo (who might actually be the love of my life) )


leader general grandpa gyu )



Interlude: Friendships
(or: some feelings about the two of the biggest ships in English-speaking fandom)


I want to take a brief moment to touch on a couple of relationships between the boys that I find interesting, too.

myungsoo and sungyeol )

woohyun and sunggyu )



Part IV: INFINITE
(or: who they are as a group)


source


And I think another aspect of my affection for them is that they are, in a lot of ways, the underdogs. who they are )


Conclusion
(or: actually, I don't just treat them like eye candy)


Now, remember how cute they are:


source


Awwww!

But here's the thing: for all that drooling I did way up there at the top of this post, 90% of the time I don't really look at these kids that way? I feel like I've gotten to know them a bit through their variety show appearances, and I'm very, very fond of the ones I'm fond of. But most of the time it's in a big sisterly way. Like, I want to be their noona and look after them and take care of them and give them advice and tease them and stuff. Like I said: not hugely into their music, but I'm proud of them for working so very, very hard (it's amazing to me how hard Korean entertainers work. Their work ethic is insane). But then that 10% of the happens: they'll come out with a video that's all about how hot they are and I'm like, "OH YEAH THEY'RE ATTRACTIVE, TOO."

Anyway, these boys make me happy. I'm pleased that they were my introduction to kpop and that they are, from what I can tell, having a hell of a lot of fun making music and dancing together. I hope they keep it up for as long as it makes them happy.

And now if you're curious, here are their music videos (I actually included the dance versions of a couple of them because they're better than the actual videos):

music videos galore! )
lirazel: ([fnl] clear eyes)
Okay, if y'all could force all of your friends (define "force" however you want: emotional blackmail, actual blackmail, duct tape, guns, whatever) to watch certain shows, what would they be? Here are my top 10.

1. Friday Night Lights, because it is a work of art and will make you a better person. I know I am given to hyperbole, but when I say that it's a work of art, I mean that it is a work of art.
2. The last three seaons of Buffy. I mean, I guess you need to see the first four to really get why the last three are so important, but I really just love the last three and they're the ones I watch over and over lbr.
3. Coffee Prince, because I genuinely think everyone in the whole wide world would like it. It's so lovable.
4. Parks and Rec because of happiness.
5. Press Gang, because no one but [livejournal.com profile] redsilverchains has seen it, and I have a lot of feelings I would work out in fic/flail form if there was a fandom for this show. Also: Lynda Day.
6. The Black Donnellys because best pilot ever and also heartbreaking brothers and Jenny Reilly is the best.
7. Designing Women because I'm pretty sure it's what made me a feminist. Also: best characters ever.
8. Miranda, because it is delightful and will make you all happy.
9. Shut Up! Flower Boy Band! because I want all the fic and I don't understand why there isn't a fandom.
10. The Good Wife, to convince you that it's possible for a lawyer show to be good. A lawyer show on one of the main networks, no less.

Play with me!
lirazel: ([fnl] clear eyes)
Okay, if y'all could force all of your friends (define "force" however you want: emotional blackmail, actual blackmail, duct tape, guns, whatever) to watch certain shows, what would they be? Here are my top 10.

1. Friday Night Lights, because it is a work of art and will make you a better person. I know I am given to hyperbole, but when I say that it's a work of art, I mean that it is a work of art.
2. The last three seaons of Buffy. I mean, I guess you need to see the first four to really get why the last three are so important, but I really just love the last three and they're the ones I watch over and over lbr.
3. Coffee Prince, because I genuinely think everyone in the whole wide world would like it. It's so lovable.
4. Parks and Rec because of happiness.
5. Press Gang, because no one but [livejournal.com profile] redsilverchains has seen it, and I have a lot of feelings I would work out in fic/flail form if there was a fandom for this show. Also: Lynda Day.
6. The Black Donnellys because best pilot ever and also heartbreaking brothers and Jenny Reilly is the best.
7. Designing Women because I'm pretty sure it's what made me a feminist. Also: best characters ever.
8. Miranda, because it is delightful and will make you all happy.
9. Shut Up! Flower Boy Band! because I want all the fic and I don't understand why there isn't a fandom.
10. The Good Wife, to convince you that it's possible for a lawyer show to be good. A lawyer show on one of the main networks, no less.

Play with me!
lirazel: ([fnl] clear eyes)
Okay, if y'all could force all of your friends (define "force" however you want: emotional blackmail, actual blackmail, duct tape, guns, whatever) to watch certain shows, what would they be? Here are my top 10.

1. Friday Night Lights, because it is a work of art and will make you a better person. I know I am given to hyperbole, but when I say that it's a work of art, I mean that it is a work of art.
2. The last three seaons of Buffy. I mean, I guess you need to see the first four to really get why the last three are so important, but I really just love the last three and they're the ones I watch over and over lbr.
3. Coffee Prince, because I genuinely think everyone in the whole wide world would like it. It's so lovable.
4. Parks and Rec because of happiness.
5. Press Gang, because no one but [livejournal.com profile] redsilverchains has seen it, and I have a lot of feelings I would work out in fic/flail form if there was a fandom for this show. Also: Lynda Day.
6. The Black Donnellys because best pilot ever and also heartbreaking brothers and Jenny Reilly is the best.
7. Designing Women because I'm pretty sure it's what made me a feminist. Also: best characters ever.
8. Miranda, because it is delightful and will make you all happy.
9. Shut Up! Flower Boy Band! because I want all the fic and I don't understand why there isn't a fandom.
10. The Good Wife, to convince you that it's possible for a lawyer show to be good. A lawyer show on one of the main networks, no less.

Play with me!
lirazel: ([misc] Calvin and Hobbes euphoria)
“Wouldn’t it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true, and we could live in them?”
— Jo March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott



source

read more )
lirazel: ([misc] Calvin and Hobbes euphoria)
“Wouldn’t it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true, and we could live in them?”
— Jo March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott



source

read more )
lirazel: ([misc] Calvin and Hobbes euphoria)
“Wouldn’t it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true, and we could live in them?”
— Jo March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott



source

read more )
lirazel: ([misc] misanthropy)
Well, this is the grossest article I've read in a while (not to mention: really, really poorly argued. And short). It reminds me of peope who when you ask them what shows they watch say, "Oh, I don't waaaaatch TV." And when you ask why, they don't have a good reason (like: I don't have the time because I'm busy raising kids/working three jobs/with school/whatever -or- I can't afford a TV -or- I'm a neo-Luddite -or- something like that) but instead smirk and say something about how how all TV is awful, LIKE I AM SUPPOSED TO THINK THAT YOU ARE SUPERIOR TO EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU DON'T WATCH FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS OR THE WIRE OR JUSTIFIED OR THE HOUR OR SOMETHING. YOU DO REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYTHING ON TELEVISION IS JERSEY SHORE, RIGHT? LIKE, YOU ARE NOT SO STUPID AS TO THINK THAT THERE IS SOMETHING INHERENTLY INFERIOR ABOUT THIS MEDIUM, RIGHT? I really, really hate people who think some mediums have more value than others. Like, I do not like comic books/graphic novels, okay? I have the world's hardest time investing in them. But I will die on this hill: they can be art just like anything else. Just because they don't speak to me doesn't mean that Maus or Persepolis or something isn't genius. GTFO with your snobbery.

Whenever someone says something like that, I always think of one of the most ubiquitous phrases in our house growing up: "Why not? Think you're too good?" Maybe I should start asking people that.

Ugh. If you genuinely enjoy reading Pynchon more than you do Hunger Games, that is cool with me! And if you want to argue that Shakespeare has contributed more to humanity than Stephanie Meyer, again: cool! And if the latest hipster-approved band moves your soul more than ABBA or something: that is FINE. But do not think you are superior because of your tastes and please take the time to acknowledge that there are people out there who don't just blindly follow trends but who actually connect to something in the art that you find disposable. I am not going to stand here and argue that everything I love is objectively good, because some of it is not. Some of it is poorly written or overproduced or otherwise fails from more "objective" standards. But I have reasons for loving all of the things I love, and if reason knows them not, that's okay.

I feel that I can say all of this because I used to be a snob and now I am not. When someone likes something that I find worthless, you know what I do? I ask them why they like it! And usually they have a reason for it! They saw something in a character that they identify with and that they don't normally see portrayed. Or they connect emotionally to a situation that they've been through, too. Or a relationship reminds them of someone precious in their lives. THESE ARE PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE REASONS TO LOVE SOMETHING. It doesn't all have to be about objective quality. Reason is not automatically better than emotions. Guess what? We need both in order to be human. And a lot of our problems come when we prize one over the other, sure. But we need both.

Ugh. Sorry for the word-vomit. I just have a lot of feelings.

[eta] Someone left this quote in the comments:

"When I became a man I put away childish things, such as the fear of childishness and the desire to be terribly grown up." - C. S. Lewis.

Gah. I just love that man so much. He always has the best quotes.
lirazel: ([misc] misanthropy)
Well, this is the grossest article I've read in a while (not to mention: really, really poorly argued. And short). It reminds me of peope who when you ask them what shows they watch say, "Oh, I don't waaaaatch TV." And when you ask why, they don't have a good reason (like: I don't have the time because I'm busy raising kids/working three jobs/with school/whatever -or- I can't afford a TV -or- I'm a neo-Luddite -or- something like that) but instead smirk and say something about how how all TV is awful, LIKE I AM SUPPOSED TO THINK THAT YOU ARE SUPERIOR TO EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU DON'T WATCH FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS OR THE WIRE OR JUSTIFIED OR THE HOUR OR SOMETHING. YOU DO REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYTHING ON TELEVISION IS JERSEY SHORE, RIGHT? LIKE, YOU ARE NOT SO STUPID AS TO THINK THAT THERE IS SOMETHING INHERENTLY INFERIOR ABOUT THIS MEDIUM, RIGHT? I really, really hate people who think some mediums have more value than others. Like, I do not like comic books/graphic novels, okay? I have the world's hardest time investing in them. But I will die on this hill: they can be art just like anything else. Just because they don't speak to me doesn't mean that Maus or Persepolis or something isn't genius. GTFO with your snobbery.

Whenever someone says something like that, I always think of one of the most ubiquitous phrases in our house growing up: "Why not? Think you're too good?" Maybe I should start asking people that.

Ugh. If you genuinely enjoy reading Pynchon more than you do Hunger Games, that is cool with me! And if you want to argue that Shakespeare has contributed more to humanity than Stephanie Meyer, again: cool! And if the latest hipster-approved band moves your soul more than ABBA or something: that is FINE. But do not think you are superior because of your tastes and please take the time to acknowledge that there are people out there who don't just blindly follow trends but who actually connect to something in the art that you find disposable. I am not going to stand here and argue that everything I love is objectively good, because some of it is not. Some of it is poorly written or overproduced or otherwise fails from more "objective" standards. But I have reasons for loving all of the things I love, and if reason knows them not, that's okay.

I feel that I can say all of this because I used to be a snob and now I am not. When someone likes something that I find worthless, you know what I do? I ask them why they like it! And usually they have a reason for it! They saw something in a character that they identify with and that they don't normally see portrayed. Or they connect emotionally to a situation that they've been through, too. Or a relationship reminds them of someone precious in their lives. THESE ARE PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE REASONS TO LOVE SOMETHING. It doesn't all have to be about objective quality. Reason is not automatically better than emotions. Guess what? We need both in order to be human. And a lot of our problems come when we prize one over the other, sure. But we need both.

Ugh. Sorry for the word-vomit. I just have a lot of feelings.

[eta] Someone left this quote in the comments:

"When I became a man I put away childish things, such as the fear of childishness and the desire to be terribly grown up." - C. S. Lewis.

Gah. I just love that man so much. He always has the best quotes.
lirazel: ([misc] misanthropy)
Well, this is the grossest article I've read in a while (not to mention: really, really poorly argued. And short). It reminds me of peope who when you ask them what shows they watch say, "Oh, I don't waaaaatch TV." And when you ask why, they don't have a good reason (like: I don't have the time because I'm busy raising kids/working three jobs/with school/whatever -or- I can't afford a TV -or- I'm a neo-Luddite -or- something like that) but instead smirk and say something about how how all TV is awful, LIKE I AM SUPPOSED TO THINK THAT YOU ARE SUPERIOR TO EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU DON'T WATCH FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS OR THE WIRE OR JUSTIFIED OR THE HOUR OR SOMETHING. YOU DO REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYTHING ON TELEVISION IS JERSEY SHORE, RIGHT? LIKE, YOU ARE NOT SO STUPID AS TO THINK THAT THERE IS SOMETHING INHERENTLY INFERIOR ABOUT THIS MEDIUM, RIGHT? I really, really hate people who think some mediums have more value than others. Like, I do not like comic books/graphic novels, okay? I have the world's hardest time investing in them. But I will die on this hill: they can be art just like anything else. Just because they don't speak to me doesn't mean that Maus or Persepolis or something isn't genius. GTFO with your snobbery.

Whenever someone says something like that, I always think of one of the most ubiquitous phrases in our house growing up: "Why not? Think you're too good?" Maybe I should start asking people that.

Ugh. If you genuinely enjoy reading Pynchon more than you do Hunger Games, that is cool with me! And if you want to argue that Shakespeare has contributed more to humanity than Stephanie Meyer, again: cool! And if the latest hipster-approved band moves your soul more than ABBA or something: that is FINE. But do not think you are superior because of your tastes and please take the time to acknowledge that there are people out there who don't just blindly follow trends but who actually connect to something in the art that you find disposable. I am not going to stand here and argue that everything I love is objectively good, because some of it is not. Some of it is poorly written or overproduced or otherwise fails from more "objective" standards. But I have reasons for loving all of the things I love, and if reason knows them not, that's okay.

I feel that I can say all of this because I used to be a snob and now I am not. When someone likes something that I find worthless, you know what I do? I ask them why they like it! And usually they have a reason for it! They saw something in a character that they identify with and that they don't normally see portrayed. Or they connect emotionally to a situation that they've been through, too. Or a relationship reminds them of someone precious in their lives. THESE ARE PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE REASONS TO LOVE SOMETHING. It doesn't all have to be about objective quality. Reason is not automatically better than emotions. Guess what? We need both in order to be human. And a lot of our problems come when we prize one over the other, sure. But we need both.

Ugh. Sorry for the word-vomit. I just have a lot of feelings.

[eta] Someone left this quote in the comments:

"When I became a man I put away childish things, such as the fear of childishness and the desire to be terribly grown up." - C. S. Lewis.

Gah. I just love that man so much. He always has the best quotes.
lirazel: ([sufbb] black knight)
Y'all, if you ever for one moment thought that this journal was about anything other than TV, you were wrong.

+ Shupt Up! Flower Boy Band was so good. I did not expect it to be good.

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I expected it to be entertaining but not good. BUT THEN IT WAS ENTERTAINING AND GOOD!

Y'all, it did not drag. The second half was as good as the first. Every single plot point and twist arose out of characters' choices that made sense and were in character and were realistic. I do not understand how a drama with such a silly name that's about a high school garage band could be so good. I really do not.



cut for rambling and spoilers )


So that was the most ridiculous thing ever. I guess this is what happens when I don't have access to tumblr. Easter cannot come soon enough so that I can reblog all my kdrama loves!


+ Community this week gave me feelings, all of them centered around Abed and Troy. And they were like...serious feelings.

spoilers )


Basically: Photobucket

Compassionate but honest depictions of atypical minds? WHO KNEW IT COULD HAPPEN ON TV?

Don't mind me: I just have a lot of feelings.

Clearly I am kind of overflowing with them.
lirazel: ([sufbb] black knight)
Y'all, if you ever for one moment thought that this journal was about anything other than TV, you were wrong.

+ Shupt Up! Flower Boy Band was so good. I did not expect it to be good.

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I expected it to be entertaining but not good. BUT THEN IT WAS ENTERTAINING AND GOOD!

Y'all, it did not drag. The second half was as good as the first. Every single plot point and twist arose out of characters' choices that made sense and were in character and were realistic. I do not understand how a drama with such a silly name that's about a high school garage band could be so good. I really do not.



cut for rambling and spoilers )


So that was the most ridiculous thing ever. I guess this is what happens when I don't have access to tumblr. Easter cannot come soon enough so that I can reblog all my kdrama loves!


+ Community this week gave me feelings, all of them centered around Abed and Troy. And they were like...serious feelings.

spoilers )


Basically: Photobucket

Compassionate but honest depictions of atypical minds? WHO KNEW IT COULD HAPPEN ON TV?

Don't mind me: I just have a lot of feelings.

Clearly I am kind of overflowing with them.
lirazel: ([sufbb] black knight)
Y'all, if you ever for one moment thought that this journal was about anything other than TV, you were wrong.

+ Shupt Up! Flower Boy Band was so good. I did not expect it to be good.

Photobucket

I expected it to be entertaining but not good. BUT THEN IT WAS ENTERTAINING AND GOOD!

Y'all, it did not drag. The second half was as good as the first. Every single plot point and twist arose out of characters' choices that made sense and were in character and were realistic. I do not understand how a drama with such a silly name that's about a high school garage band could be so good. I really do not.



cut for rambling and spoilers )


So that was the most ridiculous thing ever. I guess this is what happens when I don't have access to tumblr. Easter cannot come soon enough so that I can reblog all my kdrama loves!


+ Community this week gave me feelings, all of them centered around Abed and Troy. And they were like...serious feelings.

spoilers )


Basically: Photobucket

Compassionate but honest depictions of atypical minds? WHO KNEW IT COULD HAPPEN ON TV?

Don't mind me: I just have a lot of feelings.

Clearly I am kind of overflowing with them.
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
Y'all FMM is out to destroy my soul. I cannot with this. I cannot.
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
Y'all FMM is out to destroy my soul. I cannot with this. I cannot.
lirazel: ([cmty] you can't disappoint a picture)
Y'all FMM is out to destroy my soul. I cannot with this. I cannot.
lirazel: ([p&r] knope we can)


And let's be honest, people. It is the Year of Knope.



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HERE ARE SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS IT IS MARCH I GET TO LOSE MY MIND.

Here is a list of shows that I don't watch, so I'm unsure of who to vote for. If you're particularly passionate about a certain character (especially if it's a lady), let me know and I will take your passion into consideration when I go back and vote in these categories. YAY!

+ Archer
+ The Big Bang Theory—by which I mean, tell me which character has the best chance of beating Sheldon, please
+ It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
+ New Girl (who is NOT a douche?)
+ Avatar: The Last Airbender (which I have watched some of the first season of, but not enough to have super passionate feelings about anyone)
+ Awkward
+ The O.C.
+ Pretty Little Liars (Kyrie? You watch that, don't you?)
+ Teen Wolf
+ American Horror Story
+ Haven
+ Boardwalk Empire
+ The Wire (I know, I know! But I will watch it one day!)


My Glee vote has gone to Ms. Santana Lopez, which I'm sure most of you will appreciate. I did it for y'all. Because I love you.

My Young Justice vote is reserved for whoever Kyrie tells me to vote for. The end.

I am so impressed with the lady-love in Doctor Who. It's Donna-Amy-Martha right now AND LOOK AT YOUR GOOD TASTE, FANDOM. I could have voted for any of those ladies and been happy! I went with Martha, but seriously: it could have been any of them. Or River.

If you don’t watch Friday Night Lights: VOTE FOR TAMI TAYLOR. She is right 100% of the time. Just ask her husband. And she single-handedly keeps Dillon, Texas from falling to pieces. She is Wonder Woman.

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Hardest choice for me? Happy Endings. I went with Brad because I've been remembering and laughing about his Dentist Dance all day, but I could go any direction there (except Dave).

I will be switching my HIMYM vote over from Marshall to Robin. Because I LOVE the idea of her beating Barney, lbr.

I will forever be sad that Emily Gilmore will never win the GG category. *tear*

IF YOU VOTED FOR FRANK GALLAGHER I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU HE IS ACTUALLY THE WORST CHARACTER I HAVE EVER SEEN MY OTP FOR THAT SHOW IS FRANK/DEATH.

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