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21st-Apr-2009 09:49 am - Ashes to Ashes! New Who! Bros and Sisters!
appalling_cynicism: (Whittling time away)
So many shows, but still so much work to do. Must...resist...
14th-Apr-2009 09:36 pm - I still haven't finished my essay
appalling_cynicism: (Words fail me)
I really don't have anything worth posting about, I just felt I should acknowledge that my LJ does exist. I've been distracting by things like my mummy and shopping. I haven't bought anything except a new dressing gown, but it's been fun wandering around. Oh, I also bought some new glasses frames. One pair is funky and black, the other is normal and bright purple.

I am not downloading anything until after my assignment and exam next week. I can not honestly say I'll get my assignment done if there is unwatched Grey's, Doctor Who, and Ashes to Ashes on my hard drive.
10th-Apr-2009 07:27 pm - Gratuitous icon post!
appalling_cynicism: (The geek shall inherit the earth.)
Oh look, I has a new icon. Also, I am still procrastinating. I seriously need a good kick up the bum. Or a pressing deadline. I do very good work when I have a pressing deadline. It often results in tears and distinctions. Mostly tears.

I have to say, though, this icon kind of makes me terribly sad the same way my Wash icon does. Tosh! Owen! *wibble*

I wish I had more icons.
29th-Dec-2008 12:47 am - Nerding out since 1987. Yes, I was a nerd when I was a baby.
appalling_cynicism: (Default)
I am such a fricking geek. This is not necessarily a bad thing, though it would be nice to try normal. Okay, I tried normal from Grade 8-10. I didn't like it, it didn't feel right. So yeah, my last few days have been spent watching Harvey Birdman, Strangers With Candy, and Futurama. Also, playing Smash Brothers Brawl with my sister. I love video games with co-op modes. While beating the living daylights out of your friends and family is entertaining, sometimes it is nice to team up with them to beat the living daylights out of the AI. The other new development was an investment in a blow up pool. It has provided a lovely cool place to lie with a book.

In honour of the DW Christmas Special, I offer DW recs. )
26th-Oct-2008 01:24 am - Fannish ramblings
appalling_cynicism: (Hippie chicks rock)
I have one more assignment, two more exams, and one more semester to go.

Am I a freak for actually enjoying where Heroes seems to be going? I mean, I do wish the characters (especially Mohinder) would stop being so fricking stupid, but that's been the case since season 1. Also, Matt and the tortoise are love. Oh, and I recommend reading Jack Coleman's blog on TWoP, it is a bit hilarious.

Recs )

Some songs )

Sara Ramirez )
27th-Sep-2008 01:25 am - You can take the girl out of the country...
appalling_cynicism: (I'd pay to see that)
I have escaped from the city and finally made it home. 4 years of university may have taught me nothing except that I am a country girl at heart. I know there are a lot of bad things to be said about life in a small town, I've said most of them at one time or another, but I have roots here that I just haven't been able to establish in Brisbane. I know it is not the universal experience, I have friends who have thrived down there, but I'm just not one of them. I do, however, very much appreciate the large potential friends pool. I had about 3 real friends in high school because I didn't drink and drinking was (is) the primary way of socialising. I got to Brisbane and met people who did not define friendship as getting paralytic on the weekend. While I don't think I'll end up back here when I graduate and go looking for work, if I get my way I'll end up somewhere like here. If I ever have a family of my own, which I am not at all sure about yet, I want them to have what I did.

On a lighter note, I do believe I promised recs and picspam.

Recs! More specifically a House, a Who, and a Harry rec. )

Lee )
I'm thinking maybe Scarlett for my next picspam. Also, why isn't Pushing Daisies back on yet? I want my candy coloured world filled with gruesome murders and pies back.
23rd-Aug-2008 02:21 am
appalling_cynicism: (Small joys in a big 'verse)
I am still dying from the flu. This is not fun.

I do offer a rec, though. It's a Donna/Ianto friendship fic, and it's just lovely. The voices are just perfect and the whole thing is sweet and funny with just a hint of bittersweetness. One warning though, it does have spoilers through to Journey's End.

Permanent Placement by [ profile] lacylu42 - Torchwood/Doctor Who - PG Memory is a very dangerous thing for Donna, and Ianto's called on to step in and help her. On Doctor's orders.
6th-Jul-2008 01:35 am - Fannish ponderings regarding S1 Torchwood and S3 Doctor Who
appalling_cynicism: (Afraid of eternity)
I've re-watched season one of Torchwood this week, and only made it to the finale today. Unless I am completely misreading the situation, the implication at the very end is that the TARDIS materialises inside the Hub, hence the whirling bits of paper and stuff. However, at the beginning of Utopia, Jack chases the TARDIS down in the Plass. Why would the paper be blowing about if it materialised outside? So either the shows timelines aren't concurrent and this is a completely different time, or the Doctor actually came back for Jack pre-Utopia. Admittedly, given the nature of timelines in Doctor Who, I guess they could have come back for him pre-Utopia post-Utopia. Actually, I quite like that idea, though it kind of screws things up a bit. Okay, a lot.

Thank you, Torchwood, my brain is now broken. I do, however, have an interesting AU plot bunny to explore.

I really am slow, I realise this. I imagine this stuff has been discussed to death by better fangirls than myself.

I also offer I Can't Decide by Scissor Sisters and Nancy Boy by Placebo. The first because of its relation to the topic at hand, the second because I bloody well cannot get it out of my head.
24th-Jun-2008 11:08 pm - Holidays
appalling_cynicism: (Afraid of eternity)
You'd think being on holidays would lead to more entries, not less, but there you go. In order to make up for my unforgivable lack of blogging, I offer the triple whammy - picspam, music, and recs. I know, this is a shiny, shiny entry to go with my shiny, shiny mood. Life is good when you have your family around and no damn assessment.

Firstly, the recs. )

Secondly, the music. )

Finally, the Freema Agyeman picspam )
31st-May-2008 05:17 pm
appalling_cynicism: (Saved the world with her story)
I think it is very important to note that,yes, groups of women can live together without it devolving into a massive bitchfight. I know, I lived at an all-girls college for 2 years. We weren't all lovely, sweet angels, we did have some shining moments of bitch, but that's a result of being human and is not a specifically female trait. So STFU, world, and stop telling me how bitchy and horrible my friends and I are.

And now, a rec. Everyone should read Thistlerose's Homecoming, because it is Tom/Martha and one of the sweetest things I've read in a very long time. I am a firm believer that there should be more Tom/Martha in the world.
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