brilligspoons: (aragorn's feeling frisky)
Thanks to the snow and rain we got this weekend, Boston is now a block of ice. You can imagine how exciting my walk to the bus stop and to the office was this morning. Weeeeee. :\

Anyway, things!

Yesterday I went to the MFA with [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green and [livejournal.com profile] barbed_whispers! Karen's a member, so we were able to get into the Sargent watercolors exhibit super early - not that the museum was at all crowded the whole time we were there (the bad weather did serve a purpose, I suppose), but it was nice to wander around and see only the guards and two or three other visitors. Strange, but nice. We also got to go through the She Who Tells a Story exhibit, which was AMAZING and possibly my favorite thing I saw yesterday. It's closing on January 12, so if you're around Boston between now and then and haven't seen it, I highly recommend you check it out.

Karen and I also went on a gallery lecture called "Expats, Immigrants, and Exiles: Geopolitics and Art" led by this really great and knowledgable grad student who I desperately want to be BFFs with. I would HAPPILY listen to her talk about art and identity and cultural context for the rest of my life. I also want to buy her a million drinks for deftly handling this one dude's inability to understand American South =\= Mexico. (Just. All the applause for this woman, holy shit.)

Other thing that happened: DESOLATION OF SMAUG. [livejournal.com profile] starsparkle333, [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah, and I went to the midnight premiere and HOLY FUCK, YOU GUYS. I'll...just go ahead and put the rest of my thoughts under a cut, because there will be spoilers. Uh, I should preface this part by saying that I really do love the movie and want to see it a million more times. DON'T THROW ANYTHING AT ME.

HOBBITSSSSSSS )

In conclusion: I may have reached the perfect balance of critical and batshit-in-love fangirl on this one. /shrug
brilligspoons: (i hate everyone)
The bad news is, my vacation is over and I'm back at work. The good news is, I've gotten myself addicted to Castle and ship Beckett/Castle like burning, and now I need fic recs. :D?

It was really nice to be home (mostly) for the last week. I slept and watched TV a lot and read a little, and while I didn't get as much writing done as I'd hoped, I feel as though I've recharged my batteries enough to get me through the next couple of weeks. [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and I hung out on the 4th; Cathy came up Friday afternoon and stayed through Sunday morning, and we went down to Connecticut to visit John, Jen, and Evan for a few hours on Saturday. Other than that I was on my own. I meant to go down to Cape Cod with [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green on Monday, but I started feeling gross and peopled-out over the weekend, so we'll have to go some other time.

Currently slogging my way through 1Q84. I'm enjoying it, it's just...really dense. Like, ridiculously so. I've taken to playing it out in my head as an anime series, which is helping me get into the rhythm of the dialogue and the characters' thoughts (sometimes I have trouble reading novels in translation. See: every Russian novel and play I have ever attempted to get through. Manga and foreign comic books are easier because there are pictures to go along with the dialogue). Still, I'm probably not going to be able to finish it before it's due on Friday, so I'll just take a break before requesting it again.

Joni and I went to see The Heat on Thursday, and it was AMAZING. I highly recommend it, guys. I basically want to cross-stitch samplers of everything Melissa McCarthy said in the movie. There need to be a million more female-led buddy cop movies.

Teen Wolf )

The Almighty Johnsons )

More on Welcome to Night Vale: [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash linked to where you can find the episodes (they're all available for free!) here, so I'll just reiterate - they're really great! If podcasts aren't your thing, some lovely person is in the process of transcribing the episodes here! There's an emerging fandom that's produced some wonderful fanart and excellent fic already, too. I have some fic recs, if anyone's interested. Knowledge of events from episodes 19a, 19b, and 25 is kind of important, so. Get on that. :D!

*The Rat and the Ruby Slippers (Carlos/Cecil) [Carlos is having the strangest dreams, and the strangest headaches, like there's something he's supposed to be remembering. Not to mention the intern's wedding coming up, and that new chemical StrexCorp wants him to develop. It's going to be a busy week.]

*The Knowable Universe (Carlos/Cecil) [“Let us approach a much more modest question: not whether we can know the universe or the Milky Way Galaxy or a star or a world. Can we know, ultimately and in detail, a grain of salt?” – Carl Sagan // or, Immediately following the events of Episode 25, Carlos realizes he’s been asking the wrong questions.]

*Somewhere a Band is Playing (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil and Carlos deal with life, sex, pancakes, and possibly being anthropomorphic personifications. Also, Night Vale history as told by Night Vale, and a step-by-step guide to defying Death. Today's weather is by Ray Bradbury.]

*The Voice of Night Vale (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil is, at worst, not much longer for this world. (And at best, a bit high-maintenance.)]

There's a decent amount of good stories for WTNV on AO3; these are just a few of my favorites.

Alright, I have work to catch up on. Later.
brilligspoons: (needs to be least 3 times bigger)
Man, summer blockbusters are 2 for 0 right now.

But Star Trek, guys. IT WAS PRETTY GREAT.

Massive spoilers for Star Trek 2 under the cut. )

...I have a lot more thoughts about this movie than I anticipated.

My plan for tomorrow was to sleep in a bit before I have to host word wars for GYWO in the afternoon, buuuuuuut I might go see this again instead. Fenway DOES have a 9:30am matinee and all. I can go see the movie and be back in time for words. Right? Right.
brilligspoons: (steve/tony)
Okay, so, I don't actually know how to express all of my thoughts about, feelings for, and opinions regarding Iron Man 3 in a way that doesn't involve flopping about on the ground like a fish out of water, so I'll just say: it was excellent. I'm THRILLED, and I want to see it a million more times. Personally I think it's the best of the three, and despite the rumors (completely unconfirmed, as far as I know) of more Iron Man movies coming our way, I...wish they would leave it here. Not that there isn't the possibility of future one topping this, but - this is a good place, you know?

Anyway. That's where I'm at today.
brilligspoons: (fffuuuuuuuu)
I NEED A DO-OVER FOR TODAY. ACTUALLY FOR MY WHOLE LIFE. AAAHHHHHHH. But whatever, let's ignore the problem for now.

Last night [livejournal.com profile] metonymy and I saw The Hobbit together (my third time! I am probably going to see it again on Friday! Look, I need to see it at least five times, because that's how many times I saw the other LOTR movies in theaters). I have a lot of dwarf-related feelings. Uh, mostly that they're a bunch of endearingly idiotic people, but also about them wanting to reclaim their home and no one being willing to help them except this totally unimportant hobbit who didn't even want to go in the first place. I may have spent a lot of time rocking back and forth in bed last night over this.

So, you know. In addition to work being all weird today, I'm getting beaten with the feelings stick. Pretty sure my feel-o-meter is at a solid 9, at least.

And I'm still poking at the coffee shop AU because of reasons.

Bilbo is reluctantly fond of Fili and Kili. Goddamnit. )

Hmph.
brilligspoons: (needs to be least 3 times bigger)
Attempting not to get TOO excited for the new Trek movie, but the teaser trailer that came out sometime in the last few hours is making that REALLY FUCKING HARD. Because, well. *flail* Bendis linked to the Japanese version on his twitter that has a few extra seconds of footage (linking there since I can't open YouTube at work). I watched it, like, five times while I was sitting in Starbucks - really would like for it to be May now, please and thank you.

And, man, I don't know what's up with the black, cowl-y uniforms everyone was wearing, but I'm totally in favor. o___o

:D
brilligspoons: (totally reasonable!)
I've had some time to process my feelings regarding The Avengers, and while I'm not quite as devastated as I was initially, I'm still sort of...annoyed? I guess? By it in general. [livejournal.com profile] 80sgirlie and I had a somewhat epic discussion about it on Friday, and yesterday I emailed [livejournal.com profile] anoneknewmoose about it, and I've identified specifically, I think, what made me sad/angry about the whole thing.

Uh, cut and paste from that email. Spoilers for the movie. )

IN CONCLUSION, all of that. I'm sure you were all super interested.

Also in conclusion: RIP, Maurice Sendak. :(
brilligspoons: (steve/tony)
O h m y g o d AVENGERS TRAILER.

I'd really like to go frame by frame with this one, because that is the level of invested I am in this thing, but my brain doesn't want to function beyond a lot of keysmashing and squeeing. Congratulations! You've been spared. BUT FEEL FREE TO COMMENT WITH YOUR OWN FLAILING, OKAY? I AM ALL FOR THAT.

Uh. I have a lot of feels about things I wasn't expecting to have feels about, you know? Like fucking Stark Tower, of all things, what even. More expected are my feelings WRT to Tony Stark in general, as well as that bit where it's Thor, Tony, and Cap standing together in the woods. And NATASHA, can I please have a goddamn Black Widow movie already? I even have thoughts about Loki and the snake-like machine thing at the end (we can has myth shout-out? :D?), which is super weird for me and I'm going to blame tumblr for that one.

*FLAIL* *FLAIL* *FLAIL*

Can't believe it's not May 4th yet. >:(

GUYS THREE TRAILERS AND CLINT HAS YET TO SAY A WORD.
brilligspoons: (keysmash)
Watched the first eight episodes of Hawaii Five-0 yesterday. >:( Why is it so addictive. >:( Why is Kono so fucking badass. >:( Why are Danny and Steve fucking adorable and all surly and banter-y. >:( Why do I want to watch an entire show about Chin riding around Hawaii on a motorcycle now. >:( Why am I such a sucker for shows with delightful team dynamics. >:( >:( >:(

Ugh, whatever. I need fic recs, friends who are in this fandom. Please point me to where the good stuff lives. >:(

SO, GUYS. HOW 'BOUT THAT AVENGERS TRAILER LAST NIGHT? HUH? HUH? HOW GREAT WAS THAT? I TOTALLY DIDN'T WATCH IT FIFTY TIMES THEN RIP THE VIDEO AND PUT IT ONTO MY IPOD SO I COULD WATCH IT ALL DAY TODAY. NOPE. NOT THIS GIRL. I'M IN CONTROL OF MY BASER URGES. INCLUDING THE TONY STARK-RELATED ONES. YUP. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

Julia, Andrew, and I already have a plan to see the movie. I'll be down in Jersey that weekend because the 5th is Isabella's first communion, so we're going to make Cathy babysit the kids when I get in on the 4th (she's on a cruise right now and can't protest, and the family rule is you cruise, you lose, suckas).

SQUEEEEEEEEEE AVENGERS. \o/

Speaking of movies, I saw some this weekend.

I'd only heard about Chronicle early last week, actually, and I think I made the right choice, seeing it on Saturday. The story was your basic we-got-superpowers-now-what plot, but I liked the script, and the movie was shot in an interesting way. I liked the three main characters a lot, and the whole last bit kept me on the edge of my seat. Very well done overall, I'd say, though not totally groundbreaking. I do recommend seeing it if you're into so inclined, though.

One for the Money wasn't super great, but it was enjoyable, mindless entertainment. Mostly it succeeded in making me really homesick for Jersey. And because my only exposure to the story was the bandom adaptation, I kept expecting Gerard Way and Frank Iero to pop up, so. /shrug Anyway, it was fine and funny in parts, so it wasn't a hardship to watch.

Should probably do some work today. >.> Happy Monday, all!
brilligspoons: (patron saint of stormtroopers)
BOSTON FRIENDS. Is anyone interested in seeing Melancholia at the Coolidge Corner Theatre with me? It's going to be there until January 12 (next Thursday), and I'm pretty much free to go whenever. Obviously I have no problem going on my own, but I thought I'd extend the offer in case anyone was on the fence about it. It looks like tickets are $9 for adults, which is not bad at all.

Let me know!
brilligspoons: (black cat)
It's Halloween! Let's do a little trick or treating, shall we? Comment here (as many times as you like) with "Trick or Treat!" and a request (for a picture, or a drabble, or something!) or a prompt or whatever, and I'll either respond with whatever that is (treat!), or I'll give you something entirely different of my choosing (trick!).

:DDD

Scary Things and Me. )

How are things, friends? Everyone hanging in there?
brilligspoons: (iron man YES)
YOU GUYS. LET'S TALK ABOUT TONY STARK AND HOW MUCH I FUCKING LOVE HIM. BECAUSE I DO. A LOT. SO MUCH SO THAT I'VE SPENT A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF TIME ROCKING BACK AND FORTH IN MY CHAIR SINCE WATCHING THE AVENGERS TRAILER. IT'S JUST REALLY HARD TO CONTAIN MYSELF RIGHT NOW.

Kait: Tony Stark, who are you?
Me: What are you made of?
Kait: Candy. And $100 bills.
Me: And hookers.
Kait: And probably booze.

I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS, OKAY? I LOVE HIM AND STEVE BICKERING WITH EACH OTHER, I LOVE HIM FANBOYING BRUCE, I LOVE HIM BEING COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY RESOLVED ON THE WHOLE PROTECTING-THE-EARTH THING.

EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. *FLAILFLAIL* *flop* *twitch*

Profile

brilligspoons: (Default)
brilligspoons

December 2013

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15 161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 25th, 2017 02:41 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios