aworldinside: (incredulous danny)
Tumblr gifs made me watch this.

Hawaii Five-0 3x06 )

A lot of my TV watching recently has been episodes of Deadwood (via DVDs leant to me by the lovely [personal profile] china_shop). It took me a while to get into it - I watched a few episodes before my UK trip - but I have to say I really love it now. Such great characters and narrative. Ian McShane is as good as everyone has said he is, and it's been amusing to see Tim Olyphant play a far less likable and charming Raylan Givens (sort of). I also love Brad Dourif as Doc Cochrane.

I'm finally seeing Skyfall on Monday as Coke are sponsoring an advance screening at my local movie theatre. \o/ I have successfully avoided all spoilers so far as somewhere along the way I became insistent I would see it spoiler free. I was always going to see it but reactions seem pretty positive, and I've been excited since I saw the trailer.

Relatedly Grantland did a countdown of Bond theme songs. The order isn't too bad. Totally agree with their top 3 and bottom few. O hai theme song from A Quantam of Solace.

And this is very belated but good job with that election thing, USA. :D
aworldinside: (Red profile)
I'm hooooome.

Well I got home yesterday after 38 hours of airports and flights - including a lovely 11 hour stopover in Incheon Airport in Seoul. I got a few things done (wash all the clothes, actually have food in the house) before sleeping for 11 hours. So needed that.

While I'll miss people I left in the UK a lot and in some ways being back in London felt like I never left - I'm happy to be back. It's nice to be back in my own bed and Wellington is looking pretty gorgeous in the sunshine. Also positive job things happened while I was away. I had a semi-interview via skype while in Barcelona and got offered another job too. I am still trying to finalise some things but it's looking positive.

Europe - in bullet points )

There will be photos. Eventually. These things always take me time.

Let the tv catch-up begin. Being in the UK meant I mostly kept up with The Thick of It (Malcolm I missed you so) and Downton Abbey but other than that ... ahaha no.

Why I started with H50 I'm not quite sure, but I did.

oy - which is to say 3.01 and 3.02 )

I also haven't really kept up with LJ/DW so that's another thing on the online to-do list. I uh ... sort of kept up with Tumblr as my queue of pictures of Gabriel Macht's face might attest. *cough*

Also just in time for Get Together this weekend! Very much looking forward to seeing everyone but I really need to do my Sportsnight pimp. I need to channel my feelings about Dan Rydell .... <333

And uh Yuletide noms are happening already? Dude. Time flies.
aworldinside: (john sheppard laptop)
Today was fine. I've moved to a new floor, which is actually kinda cool and the day went fast. Booked myself for a eye test too, because I'm wondering if the headaches I've been getting a lot recently are sight related. Eep?

Also I uh, may have bought myself some new boots on my way home, which to be fair I did need because my current pair of boots are dying, and these were on sale, proper leather and have a good sole. Still, more money than I possibly should have spent.

Game of Thrones 2x07 )

Hockey returned! Yay Rangers. :D Great to see the Kings hold on today too. Don't think this will be as easy a series and their other ones, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

I have Korra episodes! This is exciting! Now all the tumblr gifs I see will make more sense. ;)

I also found this article about the shows the networks have picked up for next season interesting. Not a hell of a lot I'm really keen to see, but some interesting ones ("The Last Resort" especially and I'll probably at least check out the new Matthew Perry comedy). Also, unlikely Lori and Gaby will be making an appearance on H50 next season - both actresses are in new shows. Unless they get quickly cancelled I guess - which I wouldn't wish for either Autumn or Lauren. Happy to see Dichen Lachman in a picked up pilot too.
aworldinside: (Olivia)
Hawaii Five-0 2x22 )

Game of Thrones 2x06 )

Parks and Recreation 4x22 )

And I meant to post this last night, but since I didn't I have also watched:

Fringe 4x22 )

No hockey for two days, what is this strange world. Nervous about tomorrow morning. Hope the Rangers can pull it off, even though I would feel for the Caps.

Random Alex O'Loughlin pic: he's quite distracting. He's now shaven off the fauxhawk, which makes me a little sad. He's rocking it here, and it would have been awesome to see him show up the UpFronts with it.
aworldinside: (john sheppard laptop)
It's been a weird week. I've felt unmotivated and blah, and I've also been getting recruitment calls, which is not a bad thing but they're offering to put my name forward for jobs that fit the long-term-slash-help-pay-for-my-trip-to-the-UK criteria but not the in-any-way-advancing-my-career criteria. I spent 2 years overseas doing blah-ish temp admin jobs and I'm over it tbh, but then .... what do I want to do for a job anyway? And fuck do I need to go back and study something? And then I feel guilty because I should feel grateful I'm in a position where I can get a job and yes, blah. Blah, I say.

Vent over.

TV! Hockey! Other distracting things!

Hockey:

I couldn't concentrate on much this afternoon with the truly ridiculous triple fucking overtime Rangers/Caps game going on. Really happy for the Rangers (Gaborik! Some form!) but hard not to feel for the Caps as well. Braden Holtby is a rock-star.

Hope the Flyers can come back motivated tomorrow after losing so badly to the Devils.

I have seen clips, but last night it came to my attention that someone had put the entire NHL 2011 All Star Game Fantasy Draft on YouTube.

Lots of heart-eyes. Lots. They're ridiculous people, and while I knew it happened it was great to watch the whole show and see how it really was everytime someone was picked by Team Lindstrom who wasn't Tazer they'd go for a reaction shot. Amazing. Staals and Patrick Sharp continue to charm me (as sort of does Rick Nash), and lol Ovie taking a picture of Phil Kessel being the last one picked. Also this is far, far from an original thought but holy fuck, Jeff Skinner's smile. Nope. I don't need reminding how old he is. I know. I know.

I open three tabs when I sit down at my desk at the moment. They are GMail, Twitter and ... nhl.com. I have also listened to the Marek vs Wyshynski daily podcast pretty much every morning. Yeah.

And a rec:

not gonna write you a love song (6658 words) by faviconjustbreathe80
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jeff Skinner/Eric Staal
Characters: Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, Cody Ward, Justin Faulk
Summary: It’s like it’s normal to everyone, and Cam realizes that’s because it is normal. It’s how Jeff and Eric have always been, since the day Jeff showed up, eighteen and annoyingly fresh-faced at training camp, and Eric decided that Jeff was his.

Cam Ward outsider POV. <3

TV:

The Good Wife 3x21 and 3x22 )

Game of Thrones 2x05 - gets a little future book spoilery )

H50 2x20 and NCIS LA 2x20 )

I have not yet watched Fringe, or caught-up on Mad Men which sounds like it got interesting just as I thought I could let in lapse for a few weeks.

I also finished Avatar: The Last Airbender last week and oh, amazing, amazing show. All the feelings. I love them all but I have a special place in my heart for Zuko. That final scene with his sister .... yeah. Feelings.

Nearly the weekend. Fuck. Yes.
aworldinside: (Alex tattoos)
Today I failed to get many things done so instead I'm going to talk about TV.


Hawaii Five-0: 2x20 )


Mad Men: Mystery Date )


Game of Thrones: 2x02 )


I'm also slowly making my way through Avatar: the Last Airbender. So good. Love them all, but especially like Sokka and Zuko. Oh, kids. <3

Job interview tomorrow. Yeah.
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Oh H50, I talk about another fandom and you give me this:

Hawaii Five-0: 2x19 )

Amusingly I was listening to The Slash Report's podcast on the H50 premiere just today. It brought back my start of season rage a little. *shakes fist* It makes a lot of fair points and yet ... I can't give it up, and after tonight's ep I'm not going to for a while longer.

I actually spent quite a lot of today listening to many episodes of the Slash Report podcast (thanks [personal profile] labellementeuse for reminding me it exists) which made for an interesting work-day. I just needed to work though processing a series of rather boring and repetitive corrections and it definitely helped.

More sleep may have helped too tbh. ;) But as I really should be writing a cover letter, I won't be sleeping quite yet tonight.

Cover-letters are the worst btw.
aworldinside: (Alex tattoos)

  1. The weather today has been awful so I have dedicated today to watching ALL the Parks and Rec (I started on 2x21 this morning and now I'm watching 3x15. Oops?) So much love. So much. Ron and Leslie's friendship has reminded me how much I love well-done platonic friendships between men and women. Ron and Leslie, Sheridann and Ivanovia, Will and Diane. Also, Ben! Ben and Leslie are so precious. I want to hug them forever.


  2. Hawaii Five-0 2x18 )


  3. I also just heard about Alex taking a break from the show because of issues with pain medication following a shoulder injury. :( Oh, darling. I'm glad he's getting the help he needs and wish him all the best. xx It hits a bit close to home with something happening in RL too. All too real.


  4. Babylon 5 watching now in S5. The end of S4 was so good. Feelings.


  5. I finally got around to reading gyzym's Avalanche of Detour Signs (Sherlock, Molly and Molly/Lestrade). So, so good. Molly <3


  6. My laptop did incredibly weird shutting-down things last night but it seems okay today. It's 4.5 years old and this year is so not the time for it to die. *hugs it close*


  7. In happier news, I am cautiously optimistic that my contract at work is being extended for a little while, but I really need to get on that permanent-job thing.
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
I seem to have forgotten about dinner. Silly internet. Silly face of Alex O'Loughlin.

Hawaii Five-0 2x17 - there shall be no discussion of the plot under this cut )

And in the weekend there was this:

Fringe: A Better Human Being )

I enjoyed The Good Wife as well but don't have anything really substantial to say except that I adore Will and Diane's friendship so very much. I am also getting a little over Eli - I hope that changes.

I am also still watching allll the Babylon 5 - I'm now mid S4 which is further than I've watched before and the plotting is just so good - even if the acting can be a little hit and miss and the the 1990's take on future fashion is frightening. I must admit that I spoiled myself completely for the rest of the series last night by reading episode summaries. My need to know overcame my willingness to take the time to watch another season and a half. Impatient? Me? I will watch the rest of course, I can just take it a little slower now. ;)

So um ... food I guess.
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Hawaii Five-2.16 )

The thought of an H50 'American President' AU also crossed my mind today. IDEK.

--

I didn't get around to posting about the latest episode of Fringe but suffice to say I pretty much adored every second of it. <3

I meant to be productive tonight and barring cooking myself a quite nice vege curry, I've completely failed. I need to rewrite my CV and look for jobs - my contract expires at the end of March - and ugh adult-ness.

... oh look at episode of Babylon 5 I am half the way through.
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Hawaii Five-0 - 2x15 )

B5 watch continues: G'Kar <3

I am not happy that apparently they aren't going to include performances of the Best Song nominees at the Oscars. Fuck you, Oscars, Bret singing with Muppets would have been awesome. I hope they change their minds.

I may have brought t-shirt today. I know, more geeky t-shirts, but Troy and Abed!

Edit: Do you know what you shouldn't discover at 11:40pm when you have work tomorrow? That one of your favourite authors has posted a new 30,000 word canon AU. it opens with a Steve and Jenna scene, you guys ... what is self control, exactly?
aworldinside: (incredulous danny)
Hawaii Five-0 2x14 )

Yesterday was Sherlock and The Good Wife. I liked the episode (yes only liked, I am totally suffering from Moffat Fatigue), but I adored Martin Freeman. The Good Wife was a fun episode, but I am very interested to see how the long-game plays out.

Today was a work-day that needed beer afterwards. *sigh* People.

Random link: This might be my favourite Animals Talking in All Caps post.
aworldinside: (incredulous danny)
Hawaii Five-0 2.13 )

I also decided to give in to all the !!!-ing on my flist and Tumblr dashboard and watch Sherlock. I started watching it in the UK and just never got around to finishing 1.03 - so I did that and then watched the new one.

Thoughts )

--

Yuletide reveal! I wrote three things this year.

My original assignment was:

Been Holding Out So Long (1835 words) by faviconaworldinside
Fandom: State of Play (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Cal McCaffrey/Della Smith
Characters: Cal McCaffrey, Della Smith, Dan Foster, Cameron Foster
Summary: Despite Cameron's protestations to the contrary, people did actually miss Cal.

I quite like how this came out. I think my Cal/Della feelings a bit odd within the small fandom, but I think this was subtle enough. I especially liked writing Cameron.

Thanks so much to [personal profile] stickmarionette for looking over this for me. <3

My pinch hit was:

Forces de la nature (1012 words) by faviconaworldinside
Fandom: A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Camille Desmoulins/Comte de Mirabeau
Summary: He was a force of nature - not unlike Camille himself - even if sometimes it was the nature of quite some different place altogether.

This I admit, was a bit harder to write but I eventually settled on something (just sneaking in under the deadline) that I think worked out okay. Camille <3

And I also wrote a small treat:

Super(hero)nanny (300 words) by faviconaworldinside
Fandom: The Avengers (2012)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Phil Coulson
Summary: Agent Coulson tries to have a night off. The operative word there being 'tries.'

--

I've been in a weird mood all day. I've had the flat to myself since the 31st which on the whole has been awesome, but I also started missing having people around. But then at the same time people on the internet were really annoying me (just in general, no one on LJ) and I didn't feel I would be the best company either. So I sat on the balcony in the sunshine reading a history book and getting a little sunburnt. Things could have been worse. ;)

I have to go to work tomorrow. *sigh*
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Hawaii Five-0 2x11 )

I was thinking I'd catch up on The Good Wife soon (last ep I've seen: 3.01 - oops) but then I remembered there was new Homeland, and I have Breaking Bad from my friend, and ... the list goes on.

This pretty awesome mash-up of 2011 movies made me realise I haven't seen that many movies this year. I might try and see either Submarine or Beginners - probably the latter, the plot looks interesting and Melanie Laurent is in it. I loved her so much in Inglorious Basterds. <3
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Hawaii Five-0 2x10 )

I got my Yuletide assignment and it's awesome. <3 I also, uh may have grabbed a pinch-hit already. In all the spare time I will be having. La la la it will be fiiiine.

Yuletide author: my letter will be in the next post. Sorry for the delay. <3

New job is ... not much like my old job. More responsibility, more expected of me and a lot to learn in a short space of time. I knew I was being thrown in the deep end, and oh I am. I'm enjoying it though. My manager is great and I get to work with some cool people who I've worked with before. In some ways the organisation hasn't changed much but in some ways it has changed massively.
aworldinside: (Red profile)
I came onto LJ looking for H50 squee (because the episode was ridiculous and Steeeve) but instead got lost in a wave of OTW elections/AO3 posts. So many feelings, and so many people talking about people I know and just, yeah. This is the first time fandom drama/wank (and that's not meant disparagingly or to say that people's posts aren't making good/fair/informative points) has felt so personal and yes I know it's not meant that way but I know people they're talking about and if you're saying the site hasn't been tested properly then I'm sorry, that does involve me quite a lot and this is in addition to what I saw over the weekend where some people were far from polite about things, and being this close to it it's just not that nice. So, yes I have a lot of feelings on it, and if someone wants my opinion/is curious (hey I'm nosy too) about any of it feel free to email/pm/whatever me and I'll talk about it.

I might post something about the whole thing later, I might not.

--

Anyway, now I'm just going to jump up and down about Steve and Danny being married okay? Okay.

Hawaii Five-0 2x09 )

I also saw Drive tonight. Good movie, violent like woah (it doesn't start off that way, but trust me, it is). The suspense was built really well too, in a No Country For Old Men sort of way.

Before that was really good tofu udon and I bought myself a copy of 'The Hunger Games' after watching the trailer for the movie. Loving it so far. Can see why people have gone on and on about the series.
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Hawaii Five-0: 2x08 )

Also can I just say how weird it is to regularly follow a show on CBS - because um, there's been 8 new episodes in a row, and as someone who usually only regularly keeps up with a FOX show this is incredibly weird to me. No mini-hiatuses, no baseball, just ... new episodes. Weird.

I had an afogato flavoured ice-cream (Kapiti <3) at 9pm. This may have been an error.
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Hawaii Five-0: 2x07 )

--

Had a nice weekend full of food (waffles for brunch!) and walks and even some sunshine. Have started my GT presentation and I quite like what I've done, it just needs more work. Fringe in 15 minutes is well, a bit of a challenge. Very excited for the con though. It's going to be awesome. :)

Work is okay. Have started working on a different project, which is nice, as I get to work with new people and learn lots of new things. It's something anyway. ;)
aworldinside: (Alex tattoos)
My day was decidedly blah so I came home, ate junk food and watched Hawaii Five-0.

Which nicely obliged by being full of Alex O'Loughlin being ridiculous and attractive, which is sometimes all I ask of it )

I'm also slowly catching up on Dr Who (still not loving it, but it is good) and The Good Wife (pretty damn awesome).

Other than that, uh NZ won a World Cup (just - oh so just) and the All Blacks were pretty adorable afterwards and I finally have a bed. OMG. Finally.

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