appalling_cynicism: (Happiness is key.)
2009-05-30 05:07 pm

1500 year old spoiler alert!

I do not remember the last time I fell this hard and fast for a fandom. I do have some gender issue thingies to discuss though. I adore this particular incarnation of Guinevere, she is adorable and bubbly and probably tastes like strawberries. However, ever since I first heard the Arthurian legend when I was about 13, I kind of hated her and what she did. I have mega-issues when it comes to cheating. It isn't because she is eventually going to marry Arthur, it is because she is eventually going to marry Arthur then betray him. However, that said, given how fluid these legends are over time, I wouldn't mind too much if they changed it. All the great legends evolve over time.

Er, this is all only relevant if the show lasts a lot longer than I expect it will.

In other words, I do not hate Gwen because she has a vagina. In fact, so far I don't hate Gwen at all. If they stick to the legend though, I will. I will hate her a lot.

Also, I want a Bradley James.
appalling_cynicism: (Alone until the end)
2009-05-30 02:51 pm

This is me remembering to crosspost

There is a torrent for Soragumi's Phantom and nobody is seeding it. Why does the interwebz hate me?!

Group assignment is kind of a joke. I am the only one anywhere near organised and we are presenting on Tuesday. Anyway, now I have to put together the timeline that Fearless Leader was supposed to do, and start scripting. At least the subject matter has been interesting - labour relations in China. I have to say, my other group members have a very optimistic view of China and it is changing for the better for real this time. Still, those that try and start unions to compete with CCP sponsored ACFTU tend to end up in jail or, on occasion, dead.
appalling_cynicism: (Alone until the end)
2009-05-21 10:42 pm
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Bloody buggering hell

I seem to have lost my disc stacker. This is problematic. It had all my burnt discs in it, so I now have no Fawlty Towers, Boston Legal, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Black Books, and a lot less Takarazuka than I did. Such is the state of my hormones at the moment that I kind of really want to cry about this. Which is ridiculous. They are just DVDs, and are not worth crying over. Otherwise, life is going well. Assignments are progressing at a painfully slow rate, but definitely progressing. My suburb did not flood, nor did any of the roads suffer any major damage. J has found a job that is right up her alley, so she is applying for it and praying. It is freezing here tonight, so I get to snuggle up in my pjs under my doona.
appalling_cynicism: (Always believe in love)
2009-05-18 07:36 pm

I may be deranged

I'm starting to ship George/Gary, two of the judges from MasterChef. What the hell is wrong with me? I've never had a reality show ship before. I'm not sure I like it. And I beg to differ with the critics that keep bitching the whole focus of the show should be food. That's crap. The main focus of the show is people, food is kind of secondary. I probably wouldn't watch if it was all about the food.

I should not be so into this show.

My cousin is moving in with me! This is a very awesome.

The Merlin fandom is so fricking awesome. I've found very little of the badfic that you usually have to wade through when you get into a new fandom, and so much fricking amazing fic that it isn't funny.

It is wet and cold here tonight. I think I'll be making a pot of tea soon.

I don't want Sammy to get eliminated!
appalling_cynicism: (With friends by your side.)
2009-05-18 03:46 pm

Watching season 3 of Grey's

I'd forgotten how much I loved Addison and Callie being friends. I'd also forgotten how much I disliked Burke and Cristina by the third season. I loved them so much during the second season, then it all went horribly wrong.

I made biscuits. They are yummy. One of them had some egg shell in it, so I'm kind of paranoid about the rest of them. Hopefully it was only that one little bit.

I'm supposed to be tutoring this afternoon, but it's overcast and cold and I just don't want to go. I am too lazy for my own good. I just need to keep reminding myself that food is important and that means so is money.

I cleaned the flat today. No dirty dishes, floors, or laundry. Okay, there is half a load of towels to do, but they'll wait a week until it is a full load.

I am so sick of the victim blaming bullshit that passes for news. I feel like I could throttle something.
appalling_cynicism: (Default)
2009-05-18 12:49 am
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Oh yeah!

DreamWidth now has icons and a shiny new layout. I don't quite know how to function with just 6 icons though.
appalling_cynicism: (Cartoon man in a cartoon world)
2009-05-10 06:41 pm

Emo Daisy is Emo

I am being emo tonight, having stupid suspicions that I may in fact be unlovable. Usually I would just bug flatmate until she had a cup of tea with me and reassured that I had some of the qualities of a worthwhile human being. I don't entirely know how to talk myself out of it on my own. I'm going to try stupid comedies with absolutely no romantic plot lines. I'll probably go with Faulty Towers because not only is there no romance to speak of, but there are no real friendships either. I may need that tonight.
appalling_cynicism: (A turn for the bizarre)
2009-05-09 12:49 am
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Oh, what's this?

Does Daisy have an awesome new layout? I think she does.

Okay, referring to myself like that is just weird.
appalling_cynicism: (Theatre is better when girl on girl)
2009-05-09 12:16 am

(no subject)

I got an e-mail from C today. It was a real kick in the stomach, it just reminded me how very much I miss her. I miss her a lot.

I watched the ANZAC Test with my cousin tonight. It was actually a lot of fun. We had fish and ships, and talked about how we wished people were more open-minded. I'm the first to admit that I don't know my extended family that well, so it was a really nice surprise. Not that I thought she was closed-minded, I just didn't really expect what I found out tonight. She is actually thinking about moving into the empty room, which I think would be nice.
appalling_cynicism: (Saved the world with her story)
2009-05-05 06:44 pm
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My favourite soap

Wow, Neighbours really pissed me off. Seriously, can't the girl just not want to get married? Does it have to be because she's insecure about getting married while pregnant? Can't the girl just want a to be a doctor and have a family? Is it just that hard to believe? Didge's only redeeming feature was that at least she had a spine, other than that she's as annoying as hell. Now you go and have her swayed by a pretty dress? Worse, then deciding if it is what her fiance wants, then it is definitely what they should do, ignoring all her perfectly reasonable points.

Basically, fuck off, Neighbours.

Also, MasterChef may have replaced my Biggest Loser obsession.

I can't work out whether my life would be better or worse without trashy television.
appalling_cynicism: (A knight in shining armour)
2009-05-05 04:46 pm


I scored 74% on my second last undergrad essay. I did not see that coming. Give the half-arsed nature of the assignment, I was expecting about 55%. This has made an already pretty good day a whole lot better.

I've started looking into TESOL courses I can do before I go to Japan. I'm torn between a cheap one that can I afford to pay for on my own, or a good one that I would have to sweet talk my parents into. I know they would willingly pay the difference if it made a difference, but I'm not sure it will. If I were looking to make teaching overseas my life, then hell yeah I'd do the CELTA course, but I just don't know if it is necessary for what I want to do.

I hate making decisions.
appalling_cynicism: (Mmmm)
2009-05-04 07:23 pm

Baking day!

Cadbury advertising really has done its job well. As soon as the creepy kids with the eyebrows ad came on I knew right away it was a Cadbuy ad. It was the dress that did it. No advertiser would unintentionally do that.

I really hate that ad, it is creepy.

I made my first ever pie today. I overcompensated for sour blackberries with too much sugar, so the guts are disgustingly sweet, almost inedibly so, but it held together and the crust is beautiful. I am very excited about that part, it was my great-great-grandmother's recipe and I was paranoid I would fuck it up.

I'm slowly exploring the Merlin fandom. It seems pretty awesome.
appalling_cynicism: (I'd pay to see that)
2009-05-04 02:03 pm
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Oh, I need a life

I watched the first two eps of Merlin last night. I may now ship Merlin/Arthur. Seriously, they're begging for it. I have to say, though, I'm a little puzzled by the whole Arthur/Guinevere role reversal. Isn't half the point of the Arthur mythology that Arthur was raised as a commoner?

Apparently, I am just ignoring that thing I said about plans top stop acquiring fandoms like they're going out of style. *le sigh* If only I listened to myself...
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2009-05-03 09:38 am
appalling_cynicism: (Beautiful)
2009-05-01 09:24 pm

I love Grey's!

I like Derek's new hair. Is it new? It's the first time I've noticed it at least. It looks less, well, horribly fake than his old hair. And he really did look dapper in that suit.

Why does Izzy still have hair? That seriously kills my willing suspension of disbelief. She had fricking brain surgery. She should not have long, lovely locks. Nitpicky, I know, but it really bloody bugs me.

Cut for the spoilerphobes )

As for Private Practice, I had to go back and download last week's episode which I missed, apparently. So I'll probably post about it later.

I love my Pushing Daisies soundtrack. It just makes me joyful.
appalling_cynicism: (The geek shall inherit the earth.)
2009-05-01 12:21 am

So, Charlie/Ted anyone?

I may have started reading Life fic, mostly Charlie/Ted. I like it in the same way I like River/Simon. It is kind of completely fucked up and inappropriate, but fascinating and makes a twisted sort of sense.

I need to stop acquiring fandoms like they're going out of style.

ETA Does is actually count as a new fandom if there are only about 5 ship fics? Okay, the gen in this fandom is pretty awesome, so I guess it does still count.
appalling_cynicism: (A turn for the bizarre)
2009-04-30 12:05 pm
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Heroes finale!

So, that was rather, well, anti-climactic.

One non-spoilery note - Claire, when there is a shapeshifter on the loose, especially an evil shapeshifter, someone saying "I am X" does not actually make them X. Just so you know for next time.

Spoilery )
appalling_cynicism: (Hit you with a perfect spiral of truth)
2009-04-29 10:35 pm

The torture interview

Jon Stewart is seriously fucking awesome. I don't think I've ever wanted to jump him so badly before.

Interview with Cliff May behind cut )
appalling_cynicism: (Default)
2009-04-27 08:53 pm

Go Bob and/or Tiff!

AJ is seriously sparkly tonight. I suspect she fell into the glitter pot.

ETA Holy bloody hotness, Batman. They had some really gorgeous girls underneath the fat. Particularly Teresa. I kind of want to jump Teresa.