appalling_cynicism
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18th-May-2009 07:36 pm - I may be deranged
appalling_cynicism: (Always believe in love)
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!
1st-May-2009 12:21 am - So, Charlie/Ted anyone?
appalling_cynicism: (The geek shall inherit the earth.)
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.
19th-Apr-2009 10:23 pm - I can't find the progressive verb in the Peterborough Chronicle!
appalling_cynicism: (Afraid of eternity)
I'd forgotten how much badfic you need to wade through when you get into a new fandom. It's not even that the dialogue is just ridiculously OOC, it actually seems like the writers have never had a conversation with another human being, nor have they read, watched, or heard any scripted dialogue ever.

I don't really know what to make of the current boat people debacle. The whole thing kind of reeks of 'Children Overboard' again. This is me reserving judgement until more information becomes available.

I have some new tutoring students! ESL guy never showed, which really sucks. I may have been horribly underqualified, but for $60 a week I would have learned. Instead,though, I got work I'm better suited to.

I'm kind of concerned that I am going to fail my last ever undergraduate mid-semester tomorrow. I know some of the material backwards and forwards and some of it not at all. I think my success or failure will kind of depend on which questions they ask.
19th-Apr-2009 03:09 pm - Amazing what procrastination can do
appalling_cynicism: (I'd pay to see that)
So, procrastination has led to new fandoms again. This is also how I go into the Firefly fandom. Despite rarely watching it any more, I am kind of into NCIS McGee/Dinozzo fics. After the last episode of Bones, I am also searching for any and all Sweets related fic.

It was the best episode of Bones in quite a while. Why aren't there more episodes focussed on Sweets?

Study is going slowly but well.

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] milk_and_glass, for uploading that album. I particularly love 'St Stephen's Cross'.
17th-Apr-2009 12:44 am - One day Tyra is just going to jump on Nigel whether he wants it or not
appalling_cynicism: (Do I exist?)
For Christ's sake, models, learn to speak. Also, Jesus does not care that you are fat. Nor does Jesus care if you become America's Next Top Model. Jesus does not work that way. Also, why is rat fink model still there? I don't care that she is a kind of an awesome model, she is and always will be rat fink model.

Lasagne with friends is good for the soul. It is not, however, good for one's academic career. This semester is kicking my arse. I just can't make myself care about uni any more. I'm in my fifth year, I still have nothing to show for, and that is kind of incredibly de-motivating. The fear of graduating should set in soon, I'm sure, but at the moment I just want to do something new.

My flatmate is coming for visits this weekend. It will be nice to see her again, even though I'd rather do it under happier circumstances.
2nd-Apr-2009 12:14 am - Shut up, I know I am years late for the party
appalling_cynicism: (The last sane man)
Flist, I've discovered LotR fic and it is lovely. Not shippy fic, quite frankly the idea of hobbit sex is kind of squicky, but sweet gen fic that makes me smile with its adorableness or tear up with its melancholy.

I can't sleep tonight, which is deviation from my current trend of being so exhausted that I get half through undressing then just curl up until mid-morning. My body righting itself after a few weeks of too much sleep, perhaps? Who knows. I guess I'll just have to stay up trawling the internet for shiny old fic. More likely, though, I'll chuck on some tried-and-tested Futurama to keep me company while I try to sleep. I like noise when I am in my flat alone.
28th-Mar-2009 11:59 am - One day I will get a life...
appalling_cynicism: (Beautiful)
but that day is not this one.

Grey's Anatomy made me teary again. They've really upped their game this season. I was not so impressed with Private Practice. Okay, I loved most of it, especially Sam telling Del to pull it together and Charlotte sending Cooper to Violet. However, I did not like Addison this episode. Seriously, Spoilery ) Also, where have I seen that kid before?

I'm watching my extended editions of Lord of the Rings today. They really were a great investment.

I really want to write something about the Catholic Church at the moment, but I don't think I can do it without being horribly offensive. Anything written now would be a knee jerk reaction. That being said, I don't think there will ever be a positive reaction to articles like these.
26th-Mar-2009 12:23 am - Books!
appalling_cynicism: (From one life to the next)
The Well of Loneliness was completely devastating. It has left me completely numb. I realise it was over-written and melodramatic, but it still kicked me at the end and I can't really explain why.

I'm not sure what to read next. It's odd, not doing a lit course this semester. I am so used to having my reading dictated to me that I don't quite know what to do on my own. I'm thinking about going back and reading some old Bryce Courtenay books again. Maybe The Power of One or The Potato Factory. That, or Jane Eyre, because it has been a while since I read it last. Okay, it's been about 2 months, but it never really seems enough with that book.

I'm thinking either Wil Anderson or Danny Bhoy for my next picspam.
20th-Mar-2009 10:04 pm - Seriously, why don't I have a Grey's icon?
appalling_cynicism: (A house of cards)
I am notoriously sooky in TV shows, I cry at the drop of a hat. I am very proud that I made it until the shot of George running down the hall at the end before I teared up. This is quite an achievement.
12th-Mar-2009 01:09 am - America's Next Top Model
appalling_cynicism: (My dream woman)
There are some properly ugly girls this cycle. Not by normal standards, they are all at least interesting looking by normal standards, but the are really unattractive for models.
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