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So, I'm in a funk and I'm craving a good angstfest. Anyone have recs for well written super angsty fic? I prefer longer but I'll take anything that is over 1k.

I don't care what flavor it is, hurt/comfort, depression, betrayal, even death fic (altho honestly there has to be a *good* reason for a main character death otherwise it just pisses me off lol)... I really just want something that will make me cry.

Right now I'm reading Bandom (MCR), Hawaii 5-0, Inception, Avengers, Star Trek, Adam Lambert, X-Men First Class, Iron Man and RPS/AU of any of the above. I have read a *lot* of SPN/Kane/RPS... but if you think you know of something that would fit the bill feel free to rec it.

I'm also totally open to new fandoms if I don't have to know too much about them other than what a quick Google/Wiki search will tell me as long as they are engaging.

Help a fangirl out?
darling_lisa: (Hair on fire)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] havenward who stole it from [livejournal.com profile] badfalcon:

RELATE ME! When you think of me, what is the first thing that pops into your mind related to me in the following 10 catergories:

TV Show
Other LJ user
The first word you think of when you think of me

You don't have to explain, just list the first thing that pops into your mind. If you can't think of one or a few, that's fine too.
darling_lisa: (JDM hearts and giggles)
Ok, so another post with no content whatsoever... but I can't help it. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was on Craig Ferguson last night and he just fucking kills me whenever he is on that show. They are so funny and adorable together, I want an entire show every week where they just chat.

Last night featured Jeff BLUSHING (around 7:30 or so) talk of boners and an uncanny Elmo impression...

(In case the embed doesn't work, link: http://youtu.be/ksDQKmArrtk)

If you are interested in some of his prior appearances... and you SO should be, more under the cut )
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So Brandi and I took the babies to the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade downtown last night. We started taking them last year, and plan on going every year with them. It's a wonderful celebration of life, and an excellent way to remember and honor those who have died.

I didn't take this video, but it's a great glimpse of what the parade is like. And yes, even though this part features pipers, we have mariachi bands and drum lines and New Orleans jazz bands and everything in between playing as well.

(Link in case the embed doesn't work : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROtgLKTEtys
darling_lisa: (RDJ Iron Man back)
Ok, so the Avengers trailer was released today ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zatgnqdIefs if you haven't seen it yet/want to watch it again and again and again) and I just can't stop flailing over it.

Things that induced dolphin noises:

- LOKI! All badass and misunderstood! *pets him*

- Thor looking all woobie! HUGE pic below, cut to spare your flist ) Also? Jebus but that man's ARMS.

- Cap and Tony arguing, with bonus Tony snark!

- TONY! My love for Robert Downey Jr/Iron Man is ridiculous but can you blame me when he looks like this??? )

Seriously, I am so emotionally involved in this movie it's prolly not healthy. But man... the cast is just spot on and based on the Iron Man/Cap America/Thor movies, Marvel is just hitting this one out of the ballpark. And then add in Joss as the director? I am wibbling already and praying that he doesn't decide to rip our hearts out and stomp on them. *laugh*

(Caps yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] rawr_caps... thank you so much!)
darling_lisa: (Chris and Steve Guitar Love)
First off, I think I need to make a sacrifice to the travel gods or something... they seem to not like me this year. My 9:05p departure to Vegas last week? Left at 10:30p. It's like I can't get an on time flight to save my life!

Luckily Vegas is the city that never sleeps, and I had the chattiest cab driver EVER. He was cracking me up giving me the scoop on everything happening in town over the weekend and opinions on my hotel, the bar we were going to, those crazy Ravers from Electric Daisy Carnival, etc ad nauseum. LOL

The Kane gig... )

In other news, I am back in QA for a week, and then back on the phones for my last 3 weeks of the year. *shudder*

Oh, but I picked up 2 Big Bangs to do art for for Star Trek Big Bang this year *bounces* And I think I might be doing some art for another Hawaii 5-0 bang, but I honestly can't remember if I signed up for that or not... hmmm, I should prolly check...

Ok, thats it for me today, off to work...
darling_lisa: (DT Then Love Me)
So yeah, crap day at work, needed to focus on something not stressful... so I made some icons.

I've been rereading the Dark Tower series recently and decided to make some icons based on quotes from the book.


001 002 003

The man in black fled across the desert... and the icons followed )
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I'm avoiding going out to run my errands in 104 degree heat, so I stole this from [livejournal.com profile] waterofthemoon and [livejournal.com profile] sophie_448


So here's how it works:
1. Open your music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc).
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool....

I don't think this list makes me cool, but it does amuse the hell out of me... )
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Ok, so there will be a post later about my weekend and the varied and numerous ways in which surprise!dental issues suck. But right now, can we talk about X-Men First Class? THIS MOVIE. I have feelings about this movie. This is how they should have done it in the first place. You know, with actual characters that are more than plastic (albeit pretty, pretty plastic) cutouts that vaguely resemble their comic book counterparts.

Yes, there are still some issues, but honestly? If you aren't a comic book geek who has read the stories before, you wouldn't really notice them. And I have some issues with the whole Raven/Mystique issue and her bizarre treatment. But if for no other reason, go see this movie for Charles and Erik. This is the defining moment in their lives, this is how Professor Xavier and Magneto are created, this is the story that will break your heart every time you think about them.

And yes, it is slashtastic. OMG YES.

Maybe I'll manage some more coherent thoughts later... but for now, I want to urge everyone to hit the kink memes [livejournal.com profile] 1stclass_kink and [livejournal.com profile] xmen_firstkink. The difference between them is that 1stClassKink doesn't allow underage prompts and XmenFirstKink does.

Also, if you are into Firefly/Serenity at all, you need to read this one http://1stclass-kink.livejournal.com/806.html?thread=477990#t477990 It's a WIP with only one chapter posted so far, but DUDE.
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Why is it the days before a holiday weekend seem to stretch out forever? Ugh. The first few hours into my work day and it seems like forever. Come on weekend!

I've been talking to [livejournal.com profile] ravensword this morning over Google about how there needs to be a LJ comm where authors sign up to write fic for people on a donation to charity basis. Like the author would sign up and say I'll write for these charities, these are my fandoms and rates, make an offer. Then it wouldn't be dependent on a Help XYZ comm popping up (which could still totally happen for crisis situations,) but also allow some local and smaller charities to get money/donations as well as larger groups like the Red Cross, etc year round, not just when there is a natural disaster. Plus then when I have a craving for something, I can just go "shopping" and do some good at the same time. *grin* (Because it all comes back to me in the end. :D)

In other news... not much exciting going on here. I am over my mudlung, thank the gods. My adventure this week was the lock on my front door deciding to throw a pin, leaving me basically prisoner in my apt until Maintenance could replace my lock. (I could lock it from the inside, but not from the outside as the pic prolly explains.)

Cut for a picture of a borked deadbolt, really not that interesting but I thought it came out pretty so I'm sharing )

No plans for the long weekend other than to rest and relax. I should prolly clean my apt... but we'll see how motivated I get on that front. I do have to do some laundry tho. Boo.

Ok and finally to kill some more time, randomly a few weeks ago I had a conversation with some friends and we were talking about music and they expressed surprise at some things I said. Basically along the lines of "I never would have thought you listened to... " Which I was kind of shocked by because I really do consider myself a musical omnivore. But then I suppose I do get in ruts where I listen to one band/genre/whatever for periods and get a bit focused. So anyways, this is all a long winded way of saying... have 5 Songs that I don't think people would expect me to know/like. (And please, feel free to post your own 5 songs version, I'm curious)

(All links go to MegaUpload)

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - My Favorite Things
I can't remember how I first stumbled onto Me First, but I think it was sometime around college. They are exclusively a cover band, but they do fantastic high energy punk covers and are some of my favorite songs to work out to or sing along with on drunken nights *grin*

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
This song typifies Zeppelin and the Classic Rock sound for me. It's all about the driving guitar riff, and it screams sex with every progression. The drums and bass work in tandem to push everything higher and then you lay the vocals over top... yeah, thats the stuff right there. When people talk about Heavy Metal? It started right here.

Michael Buble - Sway
I actually prefer the original version by Dean Martin but I don't have it on this computer, so you get the Michael Buble cover. I love swing and no one did it like the Rat Pack. If I were ever to get married, this song would be my first dance song.

Combichrist - What the Fuck is Wrong With You?
A bit more on the aggressive side than most people would imagine me, but I love me some Combichrist. I finally got to see them in concert here in town a few years back and holy crap, I came out of that concert drenched in sweat and sore for DAYS afterwards from dancing my ass off. I fucking miss the club here that used be "Alternative" and ran different veins of music each night... Goth/Industrial/EBE/Techno/Aggro/Synthpop/whatever they felt like, I used to go every weekend and dance until I couldn't stand upright.

Lady Gaga - So Happy I Could Die
"Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine, smiles in our eyes because we're having a good time..." There are no words for how catchy the chorus is and how I can get lost listening to this song. Maybe it's sense memory or maybe it's because I so strongly associate it with good friends and good times, but everytime it comes on, I'm singing and most likely dancing too. Is it total pop fluff? Yes. Do I love it? Hells yeah. Be your best friend and I'll love you forever...
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Just what the label says...

I'm not a huge Fall Out Boy fan, I can name 2 albums off the top of my head and the only reason I mention them is because the FOB bassist is the founder of Black Cards, which may be of interest to FOB fans.

They call themselves electropop, and there is a definite pop/dance influence in the music, but I love Bebe Rexha's vocals and pretty much every song has an awesome hook to it and is catchy as hell. The song I'm linking to here has a bit of a retro feel to me, almost swing-ish in some spots.

Anyways... I cut because I care, under here... Black Cards - Club Called Heaven )


Mar. 2nd, 2011 02:25 pm
darling_lisa: (DLM Copier)
Another quick drive by to prove I'm still mostly alive...

Had a nasty migraine for a few days, but I'm back now. Have a sneaking suspicion my chair is doing something not so nice to my back which is not helping things any when added to the stress of season. Yay. Or wait. No.

[livejournal.com profile] help_nz is running an auction to raise funds for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake. I can't contribute anything because my life belongs to the Man right now, but you can bet I'm bidding and if you are interested in offering goods/services or bidding they are open for both until next Tues the 8th.

I am hopelessly behind on my tv (I KNOW, I am shocked too... that just tells you how bad this blasted tax season is,) and haven't watched a single episode of Justified yet. This makes me sad. I have only seen 2 episodes of White Collar. Never fear, they are on the Tivo and I hope to marathon them soon... I just need to find the time.

And yet I've watched every episode of RuPaul's Drag Race... what can I say? Bitchy queens are a welcome escape from reality every week. Team Raja all the way.

Ugh and just like that... my 15 min reprieve is over and to the phones I must away. Be good to each other my darlings <3
darling_lisa: (DLM Copier)
So I'm trying not to whine about my job, I really am. But today is one of those days where I am *this* close to tears or just throwing my headset across the room and screaming FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK at the top of my lungs. Neither of which will actually get me anywhere.

So I am turning to you dear flist... share something pretty with me? A pic or a link or a snippet of something... anything to get my mind off the fact that I am in hell.

In return I'll share this Tom Hardy interview with you in which he is adorable beyond belief and makes me want to watch him giggle forever and ever...

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From both [livejournal.com profile] canadiangoddess and [livejournal.com profile] havenward...

Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed and I'll ask you five questions. In return you'll update your journal with my five questions and your five answers. You'll include this explanation and ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

My answers to questions from Sarah and Haven are here... )
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So I've been a bit of a ghost lately, sorry about that. Work and life kind of made me fall into hermit mode.

Tax season has officially begun, and my life is once again mostly put on hold until April 18th (stupid holidays extending the deadline by 3 days this year *shaking my fist*) So far it looks like I'll be working every other Saturday from now until March, when I will shift to working pretty much every weekend through the end of season. This is all subject to change based on how badly we get slammed with calls of course, but for now at least its a plan.

In other, much more fun news... tonight we are going to start shopping for Cyndi's wedding dress for the Vegas wedding extravaganza this summer. *bounces* My little girls are all grown up... but oh, I am so, SO proud of them! And Friday I am going to see Wicked, I can't wait!

Fannishly, I've pretty much been eaten alive by Adam Lambert (it's still [livejournal.com profile] caarirose's fault!) LOL. But the pretty is so strong. And really, it's like this fandom was tailor made to entice me. There will most likely be a babble on it at some point, but not today since I'm most likely going to have to go into the office shortly.

I am still working on Xmas presents, I haven't forgotten about you I promise. I am just stalled on one of them and I don't want to post until I have them all done. Hopefully by the end of the month.

Finally, fills have started coming in for the Sex is Not the Enemy ficathon and I am all a glee :D I haven't had a chance to read them yet, I'm hoping to get to them this weekend, but sign ups are still going on if you are interested and I absolutely can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Ok, looks like I am headed into the office after all. Ugh. I had not planned on this today. Do not want. Stupid tools.
darling_lisa: (DLM Copier)
Ok, so I'm on the phones for the next 2 weeks to help with the tax filing deadline and I need something to distract me... so I'm stealing this from all over the place :D

- Leave a comment saying "Mullet with headlights!"
- I'll ask you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people
darling_lisa: (Default)
Just a quick drive by this morning...

8 days until the end of tax season. Possibly the eight longest days of my life... but 8 days none the less. And the light at the end of the tunnel? A Kane show in PDX with [livejournal.com profile] amara_m and [livejournal.com profile] canadiangoddess and any other fangirls we wrangle along with us.

Yesterday I managed to lose a fight with the stairs in my apartment complex that resulted in a rather spectacular sprained ankle. Everything is fine, I'll just be hobbling around on crutches for a few days. Damn weak ankle has been plaguing me since high school, I'm surprised I haven't broken it yet, lol.

Looks like work will be sending me to our Plano office the first week of May, which makes me all kinds of happy because I am going to totally work in a visit to [livejournal.com profile] havenward and David while I'm there.

Oh, and there are also Kane tickets in my name for the May show... but no airfare for that one yet.

And that is my life currently. Now I need to grab my crutches and start the task of getting ready to go into work.
darling_lisa: (Puppet love you guys)
Aka... Meme time :)

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] havenward

Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason why I like you. Then (should you feel like it,) put this in your own journal, and spread the love.
darling_lisa: (JDM writing)
... never hurts, right?

Just a few icons that I came up with tonight while bored and avoiding going out to my car to get my P2W story out.

Comments are lovely but not required. If you do use, I'd appreciate a credit to [livejournal.com profile] raggedy_edge. Otherwise, want, take, have.

001 002 003
004 005

One piece of random artwork that I am trying to get someone to write me a story from... ignore at will. )
darling_lisa: (WC Neal texting)
Don't forget that tonight at 9p EST is the cut off for signing up for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide! Several "popular" fandoms included this year (Leverage, Burn Notice, White Collar, Zombieland) as well as those rare *coughPhiladelphiaStorycough* ones that make Yuletide so fun.

Miscellaneous ramblings about tv, my birthday and mini Nano under the cut.

... and we're all stuck inside his wacky Broadway nightmare )

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