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a meme either invented by or simply enacted by [livejournal.com profile] hermette

1) A song that makes you sing along in the car even though you're stopped at the traffic lights and the other drivers think you're bonkers

So I usually get the lyrics wrong in all songs and my roommate wouldn't believe me that I was right about "take a bite of my heart tonight" for ages

2) Your favourite Christmas song

I'm not even lying. I even dig that it gets so super stuck in my head that I sortakinda want to die.

3) A song that reminds you of your OTP

About a dozen fandoms I feel really attached to can be fit into Laura Marling songs.
//I think he thinks it makes me weak
it only ever makes me strong.
I've got this friend who sounds just like him,
he's the man I'd leave you for, the man that I just adore like you.

Also. This one. It reminds me of all the fandoms I love most. Obviously, DW especially. Because of this vid. I love fanvids for this song.
//I can ride my bike with no handlebars, no handlebars.//

4) The first song (or a song off the first album) you bought with your own money

No lie. Still love it like WHOA.

5) The most-played song on your iPod

No embedding for the actual video (you should totally watch it though, it's brilliant)....this song is fricking perfect. I actually love everything Paolo Nutini has ever touched and he makes up most of the top ten most played songs on my ipod. But seriously. There is nothing wrong with this song. And the more I hear it/think about it, the more I love it.


Dec. 5th, 2011 12:01 am
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I'm currently procrastinating the end-of-semester....working on holiday drabbles, inventing a highly-detailed new syllabus (instead of re-using the one from the last time I taught this course which is what I should have done), etc.

Also this meme:

leave a ship in a comment and i will tell you

who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries

(stolen from Tumblr)
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Yeeeeeah, I should be grading.... but this is awesome.

1. Think of up to 10 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.

A. angry little man + gun crazed Danny/Steve, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] penguinparity

B. rich genius asshole + the best and the brightest Tony/Steve, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dancinbutterfly

C. same job, same problems, VERY different style Ryan/Esposito, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] penguinparity

D. two different routes to knowing everything [one in paisley, one in only-the-best suit that money can buy] Arthur/Eames, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] elanie99

E. genius asshole + beleaguered roommate Sherlock/John, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ilovetakahana

F. womanizer with a secret heart-of-gold + the best wingman EVER (not to be confused with those who don't wear suits) Barney/Robin, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dancinbutterfly

G. the epic bromance (fistbump) Gus/Shawn, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] penguinparity

H. flyboy + the guy who raises his eyebrow at the flyboy Kirk/Spock, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne and [livejournal.com profile] guatre_k within seconds of each other. I am impressed.

I. the legs + the nose + the guy who is cool, he swears he is Amy/Rory/Eleven, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dancinbutterfly

J. Has a secret + lost a huge portion of his life to a lie Remus/Sirius, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] elanie99
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Um, so apparently I had/have/am having a thread on the love meme (which has been awesomely organized?

So I'd like to deliver a message to the internet, which has almost always treated me well over the years. To the kind people of the internets:

Also, you make me do this in the innermost parts of my soul:

And now for more recs!
Because I feel I owe the internets some love after that biznas. Like...I would bake each one of you a banana bread (confession time: I had to take three tries at spelling "banana" right then, because Gwen Stefani got in my head and I just kept adding "na-na-na"s)...but that would be creepy because (a) none of you know me personally so it would actually be some random stranger showing up at your door with baked goods and y'all learned about stranger danger, I am sure and (b) I wouldn't know how to get the banana bread to you except for stuffing it into my own CD drive and that probably doesn't work...though I have been told that you can get into the internet through [significant pause] other means. But yeah. Recs.

Shelter!AU by [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane
Up to part 12b as of just now

Have you not been reading this? Why, crazed individual? Not reading this is like...I don't even know. It's probably most like trolling petfinder.com in the middle of the night for pictures of kittens that desperately need adopting and then not adopting them because you are allergic. (<--TMI, my friend. T. M. I.) This fic is everything good. This fic is like snorting magic. Oh, but did you want plot? FINE. Jesse is a dishwasher, trying to make ends meet to take care of his sister, and Andrew is fantabulous and filthy rich and just as lovely as a box of girl scout cookies. GO READ IT NOW OR YOUR EYES WILL GO ON STRIKE.

Jurassic Park!AU by anonymous
Up to 13b

I almost didn't read this because--and this may be overloading your capacity for embaressing confessions about my geekdom for one entry but this is my house lj, right, so there, ok?--I was too scared to finish Jurassic Park when I was a kid and....I still haven't. Because I am a scaredy-cat. As my mother once called me, I am a yellow-livered sapsucker. No, I don't get it either. I think it might be some sort of tree. BUT. THIS FIC. THIS FIC. There's this bit where it turns out that Mark can't help but make dinosaurs that, like, want to cuddle Eduardo so much they die of un-cuddles if he's not there....and yes, I say. Me too.

Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks by anonymous
Up to 32 parts!

Eduardo loses his memory this time--I have this giant ol' sweet spot for that particular plot device--and ends up back in California with Chris, Dustin, and Mark. It's stunningly well written. Like--guys, I study words. I am drenched in text and I am trained to criticize it. And...this is just beautiful prose. If it was a food, this fic would be every single person's secret favorite dish. Like, not the one you admit to when asked--not the one you would ever think to call your favorite food. This would be the food that you reached for on the worst night of your life and eating it made life slightly better. That's how lovely this writing is.
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I've been really enjoying the bag meme going around so I thought I may as well join in.

Bag Meme )

Also. I don't know if I've mentioned it but I make a LOT of mixCDs. For anybody who will take them. I take challenges from friends ("the ocean," "pavement," and "the weather" are all Missions Accomplished) and my current challenge....dum dum DUH dum...is "songs in English with only a line or two in another language." It is MUCH harder than I thought it would be.

The playlist so far.... )

If anyone else has suggestions, I'm open to them. Or if anyone would like me to upload the mix, I can do that too. I have technology skillz.
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Having prelims looming on the near horizon (can horizons be near? THEY CAN FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ENTRY, OK), I have developed some epic procrastination/denial skillz.


I wrote a thing about Arthur getting onto The Sartorialist on the [livejournal.com profile] inception_kink meme.

Arthur would be at his second coffeeshop. If he didn't empty his own pot and then buy two cups en route, he was hell to work with. He, being Arthur, had elaborate plans to diffuse his caffeine intake over various locations so no one would (a) notice he bought such large amounts or (b) try to make him cut down for his own good. (People in the Know knew not to try--Arthur had once held up a Starbucks for not properly brewing his espresso. It was one of the things people Knew about Arthur. Introductions tended to go: "Hi, I'm Arthur." "Aren't you the guy--with the coffee?" "Yes.")

So Ariadne knew what direction to go. And Arthur was there, of course.

She just hadn't expected him to be with the Sartorialist himself.

Then I started an AU where Arthur's a bored bartender and Eames is a mysterious maybe-mobster who shows up every now and then... also, you guessed it, on the kink_meme.

Dom shrugged and made a show of giving up (which never ended in him giving up, it just diffused the disagreement over a period of intense nagging and not-so-subtle hints and Arthur wondering why he put up with this horrible little man. And then Arthur inevitably gave up and Dom didn't rub his nose in it so much which was a little nice. Sort of).

That night--in the dingy living room restaurant with somebody's grandmother's alcohol shelf propped on cardboard box--Arthur realized he sort of liked the whole bar-tending routine. He'd always liked alcohol in a passive way--there was that whole period in his teenage-years when he'd tried to dress like Sammy Davis Jr. with very limited success and you don't love Sammy Davis Jr. the way he did without seriously digging a nice cocktail--but there was something even better about the production end of the drink. He liked the way people waited patiently (or, you know, impatiently) for him to slide a perfect little glass of something beautiful, something perfect and delicate, across to them. And Mal kept them supplied in French chanteuses on vinyl for the right ambiance and Dom had unplumbed depths when it came to interior decorating--how he made the lights cast that rosy-amber glow was a trick of genius as far as Arthur was concerned, especially since it seemed to make even the dingy backroom look elegant--and it all made the night fantastic.

THEN...though this chronology is beginning to look all wrong to me but whatevs, guys, maths/numbers has never been my strong suit...I wrote a H50 high school AU that just might grow if there's any interest in seeing what madcap adventures science-geek!Steve and newbie!Danno can get into since they've already caused a minor explosion in lab.

"You were in a science lab," she said, like she was explaining it to a five-year old, "and you were partnered with--"

She didn't get to finish the thought, though. Not when the person in question was bursting into the room so exuberantly that the door nearly fell of its hinges. And Steve McGarrett--the student who no one had wanted to sit next to and Danny, the new kid, had been forced to partner with, the kid who had unexpectedly grinned a sort of Cheshire-cat grin and said "bet you don't know what would happen if I put this in here" and then had ignored the obvious double entendre in favor of pouring something pink and powdery into something blue and liquidy and then, no, Danny wouldn't have predicted the ensuing explosion--had proof of his complicity all over his face. In the form of ash. He was covered in the stuff except for around the eyes, where his goggles had been.

"You can't expel Danno!" McGarrett said. "It was entirely my fault!" The goggles were hanging around his neck--also covered in the thick ash--and he'd left a hand print right in the middle of the principal's door, covering her nameplate.

ALSO--and see what I mean about the denial about prelims being strong in this one??--I am working on a fake boyfriends AU for Arthur/Eames where, as per [livejournal.com profile] cobweb_diamond's suggestion, Arthur has this agreement with Eames that he'll always be his go-to for a last minute faux-date while Eames is doing research and has to wine and dine a mark or whatever...so far, the research for this fic has involved watching youtube clips of Viennese waltzes and googling viscounts and marquesses. I don't know, guys. I may have gone over the bend.

Have a snippet! Since we're here! )

[EDIT: It's past 2AM and I have to be on campus for a 9AM class tomorrow. FML. Why is sleeping so haaaaaard?]
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So, because of my confirmed lurker habits and the renaissance of writing that has happened to my life post-Inception, I missed most memes to have ever hit any fandom ever. I mean, I saw them happen but I never got to try one. So, though this is shamelessly (or, actually, full of shame because I do feel a bit silly for doing this without even a passing acquaintance with the author in question) stolen from [livejournal.com profile] tequilideas, I am trying my hand at meme-ing.

The name of the game (you know the drill):
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it’s over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

1. The Band - The Weight )

2. Rufus Wainwright - Greek Song )

3. The Temptations - Cloud Nine )

4. Alphabeat - Rubberboots/Makintosh )

5. Paolo Nutini - Rewind )

6. Nancy Sinatra - How does that grab you, Darlin'? )

7. Girlyman - Motpelier )

8. Julia Nunes - Blushing Cheeks )

9. The Blow - Parentheses )

10. Robert Johnson - Stones in my Passway )

11. K$sha - Party at a Rich Dude's House )

I don't know what my iTunes was up to. It was so very very random. Also so incredibly fun!

a meme

May. 20th, 2009 12:13 am
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The soundtrack to your movie
put your itunes on shuffle, whichever song comes up is the answer.

OPENING CREDITS: "Coquette," Ink Spots
WAKING UP: "Not the Doctor," Alanis Morissette
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: "Take Control," Weezer
FALLING IN LOVE: "Some Kind of Miracle," Kelly Clarkson
FIGHT SONG: "Navy Taxi," Kate Nash
BREAKING UP: "40'," Franz Ferdinand
PROM: "Colors," 宇多田ヒカル
LIFE: "For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti," Sufjan Stevens (oh, now that's sad for me)
MENTAL BREAKDOWN: "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," Ink Spots (oh so apropos!)
DRIVING: "Can I Get A Witness," Rolling Stones
FLASHBACK: "Demolition," Patrick Wolf
WEDDING: "High Times, Hard Times," Newsies Soundtrack (HAHA!)
BIRTH OF CHILD: "Anne," Josh Ritter
FINAL BATTLE: "With Each Step," Trickels
DEATH SCENE: "World Spins Madly On," The Weepies
FUNERAL SONG: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," Peter, Paul & Mary
END CREDITS: "Humuhumunukunukuapua'a," HSM2 Soundtrack, Sharpay and Ryan (HAHAHAHAHA!!)
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Total number of tracks: 4,473

Sort by song title:
-First Song: 'The Abduction' from Man of La Mancha
-Last Song: '#9 Dream' by John Lennon

Sort by time:
-Shortest Song: 'Finale (I Get a Kick Out of You)' from Anything Goes (0:01)
-Longest Song: The Matrix Rifftrax by Mike Nelson & Kevin Murphy (2:12:21)

Sort by album:
-First Song: 'Radames's Letter' from Aida
-Last Song: 島のブルーズ from my Enka CD

Top 10 Most Played Songs:
1. 'Ladies Choice' from the Hairspray movie soundtrack
2. 'Muddy Water' from Big River
3. 'Bewitched' from the History Boys OST
4. 'Le Jazz Hot' from Victor/Victoria
5. 'I've Just Seen a Face' from the Across the Universe OST
6. 'L'Accordeoniste' from the History Boys OST
7. 'Helter Skelter' from the Across the Universe OST
8. 'The Way I Am' by Indrid Michaelson
9. 'With a Little Help From my Friends' from the Across the Universe OST
10. 'Momma's Boy' by Elizabeth and the Catapult

First five songs that come up on Shuffle:
1. 'Startin' by 浜崎あゆみ
2. 'The Way I Am' by Indrid Michaelson
3. 'Medley: Gabrielle/Coco' by Jon Cypher & Katharine Hepburn from Coco: the Musical
4. 'Hymne L'Amour' by Edith Piaf
5. 'A Quoi Ça Sert' by Axelle Red

Search ....
"sex", how many songs come up? 3
"love", how many songs come up? 273
"you", how many songs come up? 352
"death", how many songs come up? 5
"hate", how many songs come up? 17
"wish" how many songs come up? 26

and of course...
"monkey", how many songs come up? 1


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