dreiser: (Star Trek: J7 Amused)
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 09:57 pm
How long has Star Trek Voyager been off the air? I don't know. I love it always and I get on these streaks where I rewatch it and I've been doing random episodes instead of going logically through the seasons episode by episode like usual. I might do that later though.

Anywayyyy, one of my few OTP's in fandom has to be Janeway/Seven. I love them as a couple. Usually I don't go for May/December romances but they're pretty much perfect together and Kate Mulgrew and Jeri Ryan are just too fucking fantastic with the chemistry together. It also helps that Janeway, hands down, is my favorite Star Trek Captain.

On that note, here's a link to a hilarious J7 ala Scott Pilgrim comic strip for the fun of it and some random J7 gifs.

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The last one isn't J7 just Janeway being adorable. As if that's just anything though. Janeway! So much love forever. I crush on your voice until the end of days.
dreiser: (OLTL: Blair & Tea)
Saturday, August 6th, 2011 02:16 am
Honestly. This whole thing with the two Todds is torturing me (exaggeration obviously) on One Life To Live. The storyline is delicious, it really is, but it kills me because I know that Trevor St. John is leaving the show before it officially goes off the air in January and while I love Roger Howarth for originating the role of Todd, TSJ owns the role now and I hate the idea of his Todd being the fake one.

Particularly since I love TnT (aka Todd/Tea) like burning and TSJ Todd owns that ship like burning, imho. RH Todd is more about Blair and as much as I love Blair I fangirl more over Tea than her. Just slightly because I do love Blair but Tea is my hands down favorite female character on OLTL closely followed by Tess. Who only got... what... two days of happiness with Ford before Jessica came back? Sadness!

Anyway. OLTL is so fucking good. It always is though. I have irrational loyalty to AMC as my favorite soap but the rational part of my brain has to acknowledge OLTL is the better written soap opera. Probably always has been. I mean, I almost never fast forward characters on OLTL but I do that a lot with AMC. Mostly Jake/Amanda. So dull.

So that's that. I love the two Todds storyline because it's delicious angst and is well written soapy drama but I hate hate hate it's going to rip apart the sheer epic awesome that is TSJ version TnT which is my favorite ship on the show. I just hope that Blair/Tea remain BFF's when this whole thing is through. I love their friendship so.
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dreiser: (AMC: Bianca Fierce)
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 11:13 pm
I will upload scenes from today's episode as soon as they hit YouTube, you guys. I simply must. It was SO GOOD and makes me incredibly sad this show has been cancelled.

LJ Cut because this got long like woah )
dreiser: (AMC: Bianca Smile)
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 03:04 pm
As another seems to be setting sail. For those of you who aren't obsessed with forty one year old soap operas, on All My Children their lesbian heroine, Bianca Montgomery, is currently in the process of divorcing her wife Reese Williams. Ever since Bianca's recast, which was eight or nine months ago, and return to town her relationship with Reese has been reduced to long distance phone calls and elusions that their break up was in the works.

Well, now it's finally happening.

LJ Cut for AMC videos and soap opera rambling )
dreiser: (Puella: Homura)
Monday, February 28th, 2011 10:12 pm
I can't recall exactly how I first started watching anime which is rather sad but what I can recall is Sailor Moon being one of my very first anime loves. Certainly it influenced my inate love of the magical girl genre and it remains one of my favorite types of anime to watch.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Mai Hime/Otome thrilled me with their new intepretations of this genre but honestly? As much as I love both of those shows I find myself totally swept up by Puella Magi Madoka Magica to the point where I'm strongly leaning towards the belief that this is quite possibly the best magical girl anime I've ever seen.

LJ Cut for MAJOR Puella Magi Madoka Magica Episodes 1-8 Spoilers )
dreiser: (Sweet Blue Flowers)
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 03:45 pm
When people email me about my fanfic, I generally reply to them but when it comes to Livejournal (and especially Fanfiction.net) comments I don't respond for the most part. I've just read a lengthy discussion on one of the forums I lurk at where some established and pretty well known fanfic writers were saying to not reply to each and every comment they get is ungrateful and downright rude.

Really? I don't think that. I'm not sure what I would reply with anyway. Thank you over and over? I reply when I have something to say back to the person or they ask a question I have an answer to otherwise I just leave it.

Just wondering what other fanfic writers/readers on my friendslist or who read this LJ think about it.
dreiser: (Aliens: Ripley Smoke Exhale)
Saturday, January 9th, 2010 10:39 pm
I seem to be going back to old fandom favorites for myself lately. The entire reason I love Sigourney Weaver is because of her playing Ellen Ripley in the Aliens movie series. I own the complete box set, which has some kick ass commentary, and I've gone to see all the movies in the theaters. I was lucky to see Alien and Aliens in some special midnight showings over the years.

Anyway! It might just be my fangirl crush that goes back to when I was ten but imho, Ripley is the most kick ass heroine in all of sci-fi movie existence. I really can't think of another female character which can equal her and a lot of it has to do with how well developed the characterization became over the span of the movies.

Of course, they cut out the scene with her finding out her daughter died in Aliens. That's always upset me. It was such a pivotal and sad moment to find out she literally out lived her daughter who died of old age while she was stuck out in the space boonies after fighting the aliens.

If anyone has some Ripley equivalent heroines, let me know. Maybe there's some sci-fi movies I should be watching that I haven't seen yet but I'm pretty sure no one will ever manage to top her in my mind. My love is too great. I should write fanfic for her. How cracky to write a crossover with Aliens and Star Trek Voyager for Ripley/Call and Janeway/Seven. lol. Can you even imagine the aliens invading the squeaky clean trek universe? So odd.
dreiser: (Utena: Juri Angst)
Friday, January 8th, 2010 09:21 pm
Or it should be. Although Juri Angst isn't nearly as cool sounding as Juri Arisugawa. I got bored and am in the process of rewatching all of Revolutionary Girl Utena and yes, I still fangirl worship Juri above all other anime lesbians despite the fact she's made of angst. I can't help myself. She's also inexplicably the example of cool.

Would I ever want to date her if she was real? Oh no. But I love watching her angsty exploits.

LJ Cut For Juri Angst Examples )
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dreiser: (Captain America: Wank)
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 05:08 pm
I saw this today with my brother. Here are a few spoilery thoughts on the matter.

LJ Cut because I'm nice like that )
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dreiser: (Gordon Ramsay: Gordon Smash!)
Thursday, September 17th, 2009 10:52 am
Which is superior, friendslist? One of my hobbies, which doesn't help at all with my weight loss quest, is baking various pastries and yummy treats. I end up making cake and pie the most. A get together is coming up and I was charged with making some snacks and the great cake vs. pie debate emerged with much to do. It made me curious what people as a whole feel is the more enjoyable treat.

I myself prefer both making and eating cakes. I'm strangely squeamish about food that could get me dirty while eating, it's why I dislike spaghetti with red sauce, and thus I'm not fond of the squishy innards of most fruit pies. I do enjoy making and eating strawberry rhubarb and pecan pie though. But cake remains my mistress.

What about you?
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dreiser: (OLTL: Tea Window Fall)
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 04:21 pm
It might be seriously silly and stupid but I sort of love the David Vickers comes back to make a reality tv show about the insanity that is Llanview storyline. Previews have been going for awhile that feature Clint toting a shotgun and pointing it at David all angry cowboy style but it was fabulous to see it actually happen in today's episode.

I have to say, I love it when Clint gets his cowboy on. Though I hate the love triangle he's involved in with Bo and Nora who we all know are going to end up together again. Poor Clint, he rocks so much. I want him with someone and it can't be Viki since she and Charlie are pretty much perfect right now.

Also, douchey lawyer who knows Tea's secret? Stop being swarmy and threatening her. I wish she still had her pimp cane so she could bash you on the head with it. I can't wait for Tea's secret to come out so you'll go away already.
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dreiser: (OLTL: Tea Window Fall)
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 10:22 pm
Tea, I love you like burning. You're my #1 soap opera fangirl crush beating out both precious members of Kinks on All My Children, but what's up with your super secret hidden briefcase in a drawer?

You open it and it has a single piece of paper in it.

What the fuckity duck, Tea?! Does that single piece of paper deserve its own briefcase? Really? My cynical side doubts this and it looks lonely all by itself in there.

And if it's the almighty papery evidence of your super duper secret that you talked to Blair about while having a near death by poisonous gassing experience then why the hell isn't it in a safe? Instead it's in a briefcase that has little latches (but no lock) and is in a bottom drawer of your dresser where any nosy person can find it.

This is a soap though and writers are less than attentive to details so I forgive you. It's not your fault they're neglecting your natural intelligence and are having you do illogical things which will reveal your super duper secret which better be good. Part of me wonders if you're like... an FBI witness protection program person. Although you being in the news so much nixes that. The soap opera veteran viewer in me says it has something to do with maybe RJ and the mafia or maybe mystery dude from that island you were stranded on way back when Todd dumped you for the umpteenth time.

I sort of think Blair wants to fuck you. lol. She's way too fixated on you and it can't all be about Todd. You guys have strange sexual tension. And I'm weirdly enjoying speaking to a fictional person so I'm stopping now.
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dreiser: (Kathy Griffin: Looooser)
Sunday, August 9th, 2009 07:44 pm
All right. So I'm considering a return to college, yet again, to obtain a degree for something useful that might get me a better paying job. My BFA in Multimedia & Web Design is essentially useless unless it's for obtaining freelance jobs which I really hate because it's not steady work. On the other hand, my Associates in Paralegal Studies is useful in terms of getting jobs as a legal secretary, court clerk, etc, but those jobs plateau in pay grades.

LJ cut for rambling. )
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dreiser: (AMC: Bianca Smile)
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 09:26 pm
When I found out Stacy was pregnant on today's One Life To Live. I've been watching this soap since I was seven years old, same as All My Children, and I consider myself a soap veteran in terms of viewing but I still gasped. lol. It amuses me.

LJ Cut for fanfic rambling. )
dreiser: (Harry Potter: Sparklypoo Snowflakes)
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 11:19 pm
I just got back from the movie and I feel the need to do some fangirl rambling here so you've been warned. While I laughed at the idea of people having a sense of spoilers for a movie based on a book out for how many years where everyone knows the ending buuuut... anyway, I will LJ cut this for those who haven't seen it and don't want to know what goes on though I'm not going into plot. Just small details.

LJ CUT for movie spoilers and rambling. )
dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Yukino Serious Face)
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 11:06 pm
So I'm fixated on My Otome, right? I get this way. I'm a fucking fandom magpie. I see something shiny and new and I get fixated and I want to write fanfic for it and I'm in this mode for My Otome and thus I decide I shall write fanfic for Haruka and Yukino who are my favorite characters/couple on the show. I don't purposefully tend to pick smaller ships but it usually ends up that the ships I like aren't the hugely popular ones. I mean, I love Shizuru/Natsuki but dude, they have hella fanfic, they don't need more from me. Haruka and Yukino though? They deserve fic.

Anyway! I decide I want to actually start/finish the story in a timely manner so it will be short. My idea? Simple, just to write how they first met and ended up on the path of becoming an Otome and the President of their home country of Aries along with the development of their friendship turned romance. Also to explore how Haruka became such a popular figure in Aries and a well known Otome. I want to write a one shot but somehow I end up with a plot for a fanfic lasting twelve chapters with each chapter being fairly lengthy since at least a year will pass between each one. I'm basically writing them from ages seven/nine at the start to ages twenty two/twenty four when it ends.

I wonder though if twenty four is freakishly young even for this magical girl universe to have Yukino end up as a President of the country. I do have her as a child prodigy who skips all these grades and she was already a Jr. Senator when she runs for office to help it make it seem more feasible but still, it seems really young. Huh. I don't want to make the story longer though! Yeesh. lol.

My point though? Even my one shots are long. Why can't I write a short fic? I don't have complicated plots! What the hell? I don't understand how I became such a rambling whore in my writing. It's like I'm incapable of just writing something short and simple. No, it has to go on for at least ten chapters. lol. Since I have the story plotted out from start to finish so I'll probably start writing it tomorrow.
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dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Shizuru Grin)
Sunday, April 26th, 2009 01:27 pm
All right. For at least over a year I've heard people gush about My HiME and My Otome but it's only been within the past week that I've watched all of both series. Well, that's a lie. I haven't watched the My Otome prequel My Otome‚Äč S.ifr yet but it just finished downloading so I'll do that today.

Anyway!

Even though My Otome is the AU spin off. I like that series far more. )