rachg82: (kara scar)
1. I'm feeling lazy at the moment, so rather than come up with a whole new description of my appointment with the counselor today, I'm just gonna copy some excerpts of what I wrote in an email to Jen earlier. As one does )

2. Speaking of emotions though, my mom's birthday is Wednesday. I'm gonna try my best to make it to an ACA meeting this week.

3. The temperature dropped like thirty degrees in the last three days. My flip-flops felt lost in a sea of change. (not really)

I found it pretty amusing though that weather.com had this ALL!CAPS!WARNING! about it the other day, like, "DANGER! RAIN APPROACHING!" And meanwhile Oregon's all, "Whaaaa? Rain? I've never heard of such a thing! For the hills, children! THE HILLS! Damn't, THERE'S NO TIME!"

Okay, so the warning had to do with wind speed along the coast, too, but c'mon. Fifty miles per hour? Chillax with the red font.

4. After some investigation, I remembered that my Playstation isn't compatible with my LCD TV. Sadface. Crash Bandicoot doesn't appreciate this fuckery!

5. With BBC America airing BSG, I've been rewatching eps again. Hence the new icon. For me, Scar is so one of those stealth eps that just seem all ~meh~ upon first glance, but which out of nowhere become one of your faves later on. Then again, BSG seems to have a pattern like that, with some eps being all intense!action!OMG!WHAT and then the rest shifting to introspective!artsy!flashbacks!LEEMO! Hee. Okay, not always quite like that, but Leemo's usually in there somewhere. Point is, it works for me, and I've come to appreciate the slow thinky thoughts eps so much more upon subsequent rewatches.

Since they'll be airing season 3 pretty soon, I figured it'd be an appropriate time for a creepy creeper Leoben vid by mpekowski. Fantastic song, great editing. Enjoy:

rachg82: (rizzoli/isles girls with guns)
OMG, you guys, I don't even know what to do with Rizzoli & Isles anymore. When did it become such a joyous, fantabulous thing? And why must it be on hiatus now until NOVEMBER 28TH? UNJUST, I SAY. I demand hot nekkid first-time sex shenanigans R/I fic recs immediately. And I'm really gonna need the library to hup to when it comes to getting me season 1. Like, for real-real, not for play-play. STOP HOGGING ALL THE GAY, UNIVERSE.

…Um, anywayyy. Heh. Don't mind my flail. It's just gonna get worse from here, I'm afraid, since I'm about to ramble about tonight's summer finale. cut for spoilers, a few run-on sentences, my thoughts, fave quotes, and probably a significant amount of capslock )

-I don't think I've rambled that much about an episode for a while. Ha. (I told you I was experiencing all the feelings)

-Speaking of feelings, I rewatched "Resurrection Ship Part 2" today. It's still amazing. On just so many levels. It basically encompasses everything I love about BSG. And, heads-up, BBC America will be airing it this Saturday, PLUS "Epiphanies." WATCH.

-My resurgance of video game love continues. I played (and beat) Donkey Kong Country today. My thumb is, once again, still numb. Haha. I'll probably carry on with the second & third DK games later.

-My apartments replaced my fridge & kitchen light today. Not exciting, I know, but boring RL info has its place here too, right?

-I had quinoa for breakfast today. Substituted coconut water & added brown sugar, honey, vanilla extract, & a bit of jam. It was--shocking, I know--almost too sweet. Heh. But quinoa generally has like zero flavor on its own, imo. Next time I want to try the quinoa porridge recipe I found online, which uses almond milk & cinnamon. What wouldn't be good with almond milk & cinnamon? I ask of you.

-I should find out at some point today whether my unemployment claim for last week will be reopened/accepted. Please send all your good mojo this way, because I really need it to work out. I'm trying not to think yet of what I'll do if it's denied, because I'm just hoping I don't have to go there. If it does come down to that? I'll have to deal with it then. But I don't want to freak out unnecessarily in the meantime.

ETA: I just checked the website & they said my payment wasn't processed because of a "problem" & that "instructions" would be mailed to me. I'm trying to not freak out right now, but only being partially successful with that. I'm going to call them in the morning, and I just pray I can work it out over the phone. I can't afford to wait around for a letter & fight with the government about this, and I mean "can't afford" literally. I won't have enough money for food, let alone bills, medicine, or rent. I'll have one week's pay on Friday and THAT'S IT. That job never even technically told me I was fired, either, which I think is extremely weird. I'm almost tempted to email or call & be like, "Um, AM I FIRED?" I should be, but shouldn't they have SAID so? Definitively?

-I decided against doing that lj anniversary meme I mentioned before. The questions are too boring. Not that I think anyone was waiting with bated breath for me to post it, but still. Heh.

-Parenthood has its premiere tonight (or "tomorrow", considering I haven't gone to bed yet. Details, details). I'm v. much looking forward to it.

Aaand that's all for now. For my Vid of the Day, here's something I came across recently which completely cracked me up (a looong time being my sister's nanny + being significantly older than my little brother…yeah. I get it):

rachg82: (Adama condition one in my pants)
So, I kind of felt like taking a small lj hiatus over the last few days, but it turns out that time passes really slowly when you're not working & have next to no social life. Hence, two or three days ends up feeling more like five. Meanwhile other people go weeks without showing up. Whatever though, I want to update now, so I'm going to.

This is gonna be a random one. (When is it not?)

-Hulu has season 2 of Arrested Development up for free right now, and I've slowly but surely been continuing my rewatch. Behold, the cracky results:

I'm gonna forever laugh at this Bones scene, now )

-As planned, I bought season 2 of FNL the other night, along with a smoothie. (mmm, smoothies) On a sidenote, there was a nice sunset while I was walking up there, and it gave me the idea of maybe buying some new paints. I've only been doing pastel & charcoal stuff for a while; it might be good to try some painting again. We'll see though. Oils are a pain in the ass to clean up.

Anyway, season 2 was only 15 eps long (because of the 2008 Writer's Strike), so I finished it in the span of two evenings.[/professional marathon champ] As always, I have some observations )

-I've been playing a lot of online games this week. Text Twist, Addiction Solitaire, and so on. Guess who can type up to 110 wpm with 94-96% accuracy? Oh, yes, that would be me. At least on TyperShark, anyway. Heh. BOOYAH.

-I missed my appointment with the naturopath again. Fail. Now I have to wait until Aug. 9th. Sigh.

-I'm still working on my BSG rewatch recap for the finale, but I decided to split it into more than one entry. That way it's not so picture heavy. As a bonus, that means I'm ready to post the first portion now.

Look at it like an opportunity to join the rewatch…without actually having to rewatch. Heh. Tastes great; less filling!

Daybreak Picspam/Recap: Part One )

And that's it for now! The second half should come relatively soon. Hope y'all enjoyed. I haven't watched SYTYCD yet tonight, so I'll talk about that later.

For my Vid of the Day, here's a fun & sweetly sentimental tribute to the cast & characters of BSG by Sczep84. This one makes me smile. I love these frakkers so much.

rachg82: (the end (bsg))
1. TNT's advertising + some pimping from [livejournal.com profile] teachlikeroslin got me to check out Rizzoli & Isles a couple days ago. The show itself isn't especially amazing, at least not what I've seen so far anyway, but the two leads? Whoa, nellie. THE SLASHYNESS, CAP'N. I DON'T HAVE THE POWERRR.

I mean, honestly, look at the promo:



Best part? The two top comments:



Hahaha. For real though! I watched two episodes, and by the end I was like "UM, THEY ARE CUTE, AND THEY NEED TO HAVE THE SEX. LIKE NOW, PREFERABLY." I'm just saying.

2. I watched "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" today. I kinda forgot how damned sweet Adama & Roslin are toward the end. I still flail a bit when he talks about "his women." Aww.

3. Got a fic rec for you guys: When the Time Comes by [livejournal.com profile] kungfuwaynewho. I like the idea of Laura having the Opera House visions as a kid, but not being able to fully remember them -- just being left sort of ~haunted~ afterward. It works for me, especially because of how the writer describes it.

4. I attended my uncle's Celebration of Life yesterday )

5. I've been having a lot of family dreams again. In one I got so angry with my mother for insulting me that I grabbed onto her hair & pulled as hard as I could--that was kind of disturbing, the level of anger I felt, even if it was in a dream. In another, I was trying to tell her & my sister again about Joe, about the criminal records I found, and their reaction was just to laugh & belittle the credibility of the whole thing. Then I carried on, like "what about [insert thing here]", one effed-up example after another, and THAT got a reaction. My sister got in my face, upset, but I just kept going. It still didn't matter though. Like, I knew it wouldn't matter. Nothing would change.

Most of the other dreams have been about me finding myself living with them again, stuck in a bedroom COVERED in junk, thinking to myself how I have to get out of there & move back into my apartment but not being able to. Ugh. CUT IT OUT, SUBCONSCIOUS.

At least my dreams are carrying on the weird-ass recurring animal theme though. That's always fun. I fled a Grizzly Bear down a mountainside the other night. I should've tossed it a pic-a-nic basket.

For my Vid of the Day, I'm gonna share one by [livejournal.com profile] chaila43 from a series I've recced here before (the rest of which you can find here). All three are based around the women & mysticism of BSG. This one focuses on Athena & Hera, specifically. I love the song, and the part around the 1:30 mark actually gave me a little chill the first time I saw it. Good stuff.

rachg82: (Adama/Roslin arm in arm)
I'm kind of exhausted right now, since I woke up from a migraine at like 3 am this morning (it's that time of the month. Cue: hellish pain) & never went back to sleep after, but I don't want to go to bed now & end up with a funky vampire schedule again. So, LJ updatin' it is. Don't be surprised if I'm less than articulate though.

Also, this is probably gonna be random. Fair warning.

-I did my first load of laundry today in I don't even know how long. I'm counting that as an accomplishment.

-This is random (I told you), but it amuses me so I'll share: yesterday, when the technician guy was here, I told him my TV had been on the fritz for a week, and he tried to banter with me, all, "You got grounded." I swear it took me at least a full 30 seconds to respond, because all I could see in my head was a fighter jet or rocket or some shit, literally grounded, and I was like, "WTF?" Haha. Then I got it, of course. But still. Nice combo there of obliviously dense skillz + too much BSG-watching + a childhood of pretty much never being truly "grounded" in that sense (there was one time when I was actually *told* I was, officially, but then I talked my way out of it within minutes, soooo, yeah).

-I wish the world would stop trying to talk to me about Kirstie Allie's weight. I DON'T EFFING CARE, OMG. SHUT UP.

-After procrastinating it forever, I finally went in for an eye exam this afternoon. My prescription had apparently changed by only about a quarter, but it was still enough for me to notice some eye strain (thus providing the motivation). Plus I'd been meaning to go in & update my old pair of prescription sunglasses for YEARS, so I figured it was worth going no matter what. Considering how pricey that stuff is though, and bearing in mind how slight the change in prescription was, I decided to just replace the sunglasses for now & get new lenses for my everyday glasses at a later date. The sunglasses will however have transition lenses, so I can wear them indoors if I want. My old pair of sunglasses were transitions as well, and I used to even wear them at work sometimes (fluorescent lighting = my arch nemesis, basically), but those ones were made back when transition lenses still retained a semi-colored tint even at their lightest, so I didn't use them all the time. From what I understand, these newer ones should be able to go from dark grey/black to completely clear. If so, I may make them my new everyday pair, though I haven't decided yet whether I like the style enough for that. But it'd be nice to have that option.

Either way, point being: SUNGLASSES. Ones I can wear without blurry-eyed squinting again! So much yay. Ooh, AND! Remember my free-stuff-gettin'-mojo? Still in effect. $100 coupon, babuh ba-by. And what.

On a crazy note, the same lady who helped me try out five kajillion different pairs of contacts three years ago was there today, and she remembered me by name. Was all, "Oh, hey, Rachael! How are you?" Meanwhile she wasn't the one working with me--she was helping someone else, i.e. not at the front desk--so it's not like she had my name in front of her when she spotted me. I was sort of blown away by that, honestly.

-I picked up my BSG rewatch again this morning, while I was all couch-bound & headthrobby. Made it through "No Exit" (ugh) & "Deadlock" (meh), then got rewarded with the lovely "Someone To Watch Over Me" (woo. I love that ep). I took notes & plan to write about my thoughts in greater depth later; for now I'm too sleepy to do it justice. I will at least share two quotes that particularly stood out to me this time though:

1. Kara (discussing one of the songs her father played): "There was this one, it made me happy and sad all at the same time."

Mystery!Piano Man: "The best ones do."

2. Mystery!Not!Kara's Dad!Piano Man (seriously, I don't even care what you say, RDM. In my mind? That is totes her dead dad): "Listen. It may feel like Hell, but sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one."

I, just! BSG! What am I gonna do with you.

-I have some serious-toned stuff on my mind, but I'd rather get into it when I'm not so overtired. Just a heads-up though that a longer flocked entry may be coming soonish.

'Kay, I'll end this here. I'm gonna watch So You Think You Can Dance now & then go pass out in my bed like a boss.

For my Vid of the Day, allow me to deliver some Community-filled goodtimes, courtesy of TimanFanVids:

rachg82: (kara starting over)
1. I have a new musical obsession. I was watching clips on YouTube of Portlandia & Thunderant, and I came across St. Vincent (she performs live in one of the Feminist Bookstore skits--here). Whyyyyy have I not heard of her before? Please tell me I haven't been out of the loop on this one, because if she's not already huge, she should be. three examples of why )

2. I'm very behind on my flist at the moment, just as a heads-up. I've been sleeping a lot the last few days. I have skimmed some entries, but I need to go back & comment on quite a few.

3. I wish prescriptions could be delivered. I ran out of my anti-depressant and didn't feel like going out, so the refill is alllll the way…two seconds from here. Yeah, it's basically in the parking lot behind my apartment complex. THAT'S how lazy I am. Also, I need to do laundry & still haven't gotten my new jeans hemmed so that I can wear them. It's a problem. The pharmacy is closed today anyway though, so I just have to deal. I'll try to drag myself out tomorrow.

4. Rewatch update: I'm done with season 3 of BSG. I've had "All Along the Watchtower" stuck in my head ever since. Three things: A. I ♥ Romo, B. Lee, you break my heart when you sell out Roslin, but your speech is win, & C. "AND YOU MISSED! BUTTERFINGERS."

5. FU, holidays. Bite me.

6. Turns out my DVR did miss both Parks & Rec and Community (I've since watched them, no worries). Nothing to say about the former really, but re: the latter? Way to do a flashback episode consisting solely of things we've never actually seen on the show. Ha. THE HAUNTED HOUSE. Also: way to make fun of retcons in absolutely brill fashion, not to mention your own tropes. And? WAY TO MOCK THE EVERLOVING CRAP OUT OF SHIPPERS & FANVIDS, hahahaha. The slow-mo & Sara Bareilles! BEST EVER.

7. I haven't worked on my fic in a really long time. Insecurity, frustration, and apathy are such mojo-killers. I'd like to get back to it though. Perhaps new music will help.

8. I love LJ, but sometimes I feel like I'm talking into a void on here. I get sad when people don't comment/aren't around, and I feel very uninteresting & lonely. It's just the nature of the medium, I know, but it still gets to me occasionally. I need the outlet, but I hate feeling attached to the outcome. Or people in general.

9. Since I finished my tedious tagging project, I thought I'd share a couple humorous findings )

10. In honor of my rewatch, let's have a Vid of the Day that focuses on season 4.0. This one's by aguid23:

rachg82: (kara field)
For those of you who wanted to know the answers to the book meme, here you go )

Moving on:

-Community tonight was outstanding as usual. )

-Parks & Rec was also wonderful. )

-BSG rewatch update: I have quite a bit of flailing this time )

Anyway, I'd better end this now so I can go to bed. This was a fairly positive entry considering my life is full of pure suckshit at the moment. Did I mention I haven't done my taxes yet & realized I don't have one of my W2 forms? Yeah. I'm gonna have to call the temp agency that would have it & ask if I can pick it up in person tomorrow. Fortunately this year's returns aren't due until Monday, but STILL. Talk about procrastination & unneeded, self-induced stress. So stupid. Taxes remind me of my stepdad, too, because he used to help me with them, and that bothers me. WHATEVER. Ugh. Asshole creep. Sometimes I'd like a punching bag; I think it'd help me. Then I could also hit it when I look at the scale & see I haven't lost weight or have gained a pound or crap like that. And before anyone suggests it, nay to kickboxing. I don't have good balance. I'd totally fall over. Though maybe I could get help with that. Hmm. Yoga? Perhaps.

For my Vid of the Day, I'm gonna recycle one I've posted before by MadnessoftheDivine. This is my favorite Kara-centric vid I've seen yet--it's just gorgeous--and it focuses primarily on Maelstrom, along with the events/patterns leading up to it.

rachg82: (sleepy dewitt)
This weekend has been not at all productive; however, in my defense, my stomach is acting like a jerkface. The thing is: when you're not used to eating very much? You can't suddenly change things around by gobbling up a bunch of fatty crap. BBQ chicken pizza & cinnamon sticks are great & all, but only when they actually *stay in your body* for a normal length of time. Ugh.

TMI, I know. Sorry. Point is: I spent most of the day sleeping (I took an anti-nausea med & those knock me OUT) & pretty much nothing was accomplished. Hopefully I can at least do some laundry & go to the grocery store tomorrow to buy some healthier food options. I think I'll wait on clothes-shopping until Monday.

On a weird note, twice this morning while I was half-awake I thought I heard knocking (well, more like slamming) on my front door, along with my mom's voice yelling & the door knob being jostled. Each time I fully woke up enough to look at the clock (first time was 8:30 a.m. & the second time was around eleven a.m.), but due to me having been only partially awake/still groggy, I couldn't tell later if it had actually happened. Sometimes I have dreams where I'm in bed "waking up", you see (but they're normally followed by typical dreamy stuff). It didn't feel like I was still dreaming though, and I clearly remember thinking to myself that I was going to just ignore her & go back to sleep (which I did). The reason I think it must've been a dream though is that there aren't any emails in my spam folder. I can't imagine she would've dragged her crazy ass over here without writing me some uber nutty nonsense either before or after. Even so, it freaked me out. Once I have the money, I'd really like to move & change my number. I'd still stay in the Portland area, but at least then it would be somewhere my mom/stepdad/sister don't know of. I just want to move on, y'know? Clean break.

In other news: the BSG rewatch continues. I'm done with the first four eps of season 3 (New Capricaaaaa[/flailing]). So good. So, SO good. The "refugees return" scene in particular still kills me (the saluting, the cheering, poor Tigh & Kara all alone--I can't even deal). That whole arc though is just brilliant, period. One of these days I'd like to write up all the reasons why I love it--much as I did with Pegasus--but for now it'll have to wait. I'll just say, it's a prime example for why smart people are drawn to the show. It's not just what happens there, or how it's filmed (wonderfully, btw--the lighting, gah), or how on-point the acting is; it's also about the political issues that are addressed. The occupation, the insurgents, the suicide bombings, the detention center, the refugees dealing with their anger/trauma later, ALL OF IT. It's so layered & not at all black & white. Bad guys do good things & good guys do bad things. I JUST LOVE IT, God.

And if you think I'm messing around, this is all I have to say:



YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT. My show got invited to the U.N. Did yours? (P.S. They also won a Peabody + Time Magazine named it the best show of the year in 2005 + bla bla etc…)

Anyway, heh. You get the idea. IT'S GOOD. WATCH IT.

Lastly, remember the ongoing commitment/resolution I've been setting for myself when it comes to living? (obviously it's not just about that--it's also about calling a hotline or going to the hospital if I feel incapable of keeping it) Well, the last one was until the end of March. I'm still getting occasional thoughts--I don't think I need to specify. You guys know what I mean--but they're not as frequent/intense. Obviously I would prefer to not have them at all, but it's still progress. That being said, I'm aware that the next few months feel tenuous--not just because starting a new job is potentially stressful for me (change), but because of Mother's Day in May & my nephew's birthday in July. I got through both events last year, though, which is reassuring. Still, I remember how bad my depression got around that time, so my resolution for now is just until the end of May. That feels manageable. At that point, I can extend it to the end of July. Two months at a time, you know? It makes it less difficult, at least for now. I hope I'm in a confident enough place mentally by the end of July, however, to simply say, "I'm here 'til the end of the year, no matter what" like I did last year. Obviously, I did end up calling a hotline in September, so it's not like the commitment somehow means I'm promising I'll *want* to live until that date, but in my opinion my resolution there is largely what got me to pick up the phone in the first place. So, yeah. It's important.

That's it for now. I'm going to either work on my fic or try to go back to bed. For my Vid of the Day, I have a happy tribute to the women of Firefly, made by yfish42. Despite the fact that I forgot to add it to my 2010 Soundtrack, this song was absolutely one of my themes regarding my family last year. I wouldn't have thought to pair it up with this show on my own, but it works nicely.

rachg82: (Baltar/Six sky)
I feel very productive at the moment. Not only did I take out all my trash, but I also did the dishes (finally--OMG, it was so gross. I had to cover my mouth), swept, cleaned the counters, & took a shower.

Also? I ate two meals yesterday. First time I've done that since probably January (that resolution worked not so well. It's funny because the cliched normal resolution would be to eat LESS. Le sigh). Of course then I got a gnarly migraine around bedtime & ended up throwing up everything I've *ever* eaten, but it's the thought that counts. I haven't vomited from a headache like that I don't think since the last time I went off the topamax; once again, I just don't know how to weigh the pros & cons here. Whether I should go back on it later (remember my refills would've ended in July anyway & I owe that doctor money--it's already gone to collections, so it's past the point of simply paying her back & seeing her again. I'd have to find another doctor once I'm at my new job & either have some type of insurance or can afford the cost of a visit out-of-pocket). I wish I could find another preventative med similar to it that didn't cause so many side effects (i.e. the appetite suppression--which I obviously don't need; plus possibly adding to tiredness, depression, & eye pain/light sensitivity--all of which I already have normally. Etc…). Argh.

Really, my main concern is just that I don't want to screw up another job opportunity because of health issues, y'know? There's only so much you can do to predict/ward off migraines. Sometimes they just show up out of nowhere, like a REALLY undesirable house guest. "HAI THERE, FRIEND! MIND IF I CRASH?" Um, yes. Yes, I do. *glares at body*

I also don't want to take something that makes climbing out of this funk any harder than it has to be, though. So, you can see my predicament. I wish I could just have some kind of magic brain surgery or something. OY.

Anyway though. This is interesting only to me, so I'll move on.

In other positive news: I also worked on my fic a little yesterday. I've been feeling very blocked on it, mostly because I think I just put too much pressure on myself ("THIS ALL SUCKS! I'M DONE! NO ONE WILL LIKE IT! I DON'T EVEN LIKE IT! WAH! I CAN'T EVEN THINK! THERE'S TOO MANY WORDS!"), but also because I've had so much of the sit-and-stare action going on. Where you just stare at nothing & feel utterly *frozen*, if that makes sense. I freaking hate that. But this time I put on my headphones--to minimize outside sound; I wasn't in the mood for music--and forced myself to stay put until I wrote SOMETHING. Then I forced myself to keep writing, even if I had to delete/rewrite my words every other second. Not much progress was made, but after a while I did start to feel like I was getting somewhere. Back in the zone, in other words. I plan to try again today, hopefully.

In weird news: I dreamt about a bear, dogs, & TONS of candy/cookies/pastries last night. According to my subconscious, here's what you should do if a wild bear ever appears in your room: hide under the covers, run into a bathroom, or stay perfectly still & let it stand on its hind legs in front of you like it wants to dance. You know, as one does. What the hell, brain.

In TV news:

-Why was there no Community or Parks & Rec last night? Does anyone know how long they'll be on hiatus?
-Parenthood this week was good, as usual. I like that Amber didn't get into any colleges. She's smart & she works hard, and it's realistic to show that sometimes things still don't work out. I'm looking forward to them mainstreaming Max next year, too. I loved the scene where he was answering all the questions on Cash Cab, like "I can't believe they didn't get that!" Haha. That's so me every time people don't know things on a game show that I know. "WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?! HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW THAT? YOU FAIL, SIR! FAIL!" Hee. I'm also starting to warm to Jasmine more & same goes for Crosby. Their current storyline is very relatable. The best part of the ep, though (imo) was the final scene with Julia & her husband, talking about their troubles getting pregnant. That was sad & very well-acted. I think they'll go the adoption route, personally. (P.S. I still have the hots for both of them, in case anyone's curious. Heh. Tell me I'm not alone in this! They are a damn good looking couple)
-After rewatching the pilot for Southland, this is all I have to say: 1. WANT IT BACK, 2. Naaaaaaaate, and 3. John Cooper FTW.
-Lastly, an update on the BSG rewatch: I'm done with seasons 2.0/2.5. "Scar" surprised me, because it made me frakking WEEP this time. Like, having to hold it in-type weeping. Something about Kara's "I've got nothing to lose" in the viper (especially in light of what happens later in "Maelstrom". I mean, you've got Kat yelling, "You're committing suicide, Starbuck!" So, yeah) + the pictures on the memorial wall + her standing up & listing all the names of the dead pilots at the end & Helo telling her she has "something to live for now". GAH. It just really got to me. After "Epiphanies"--and up to the finale--2.5 is mostly pretty meh to me, though. At least in comparison to how good seasons 2.0/the end of the Pegasus arc in 2.5 was & everything after it in season 3 anyway. I do love Caprica Six having a Head Baltar, though. Hee. That never gets old. And of course I enjoy the finale. Duh. Giggly!Roslin, "Why don't you go frak yourself", Cavil messing with Tyrol's head, and--above all else--that epic shot of Baltar at his desk. Boom, ONE YEAR LATER. Cylons marching, Adama & his frakstache, Roslin as a teacher, Kara with long!hair, Festively Plump Leemo (hee), the whole thing. Bring it on, New Caprica!

P.S. Every time I watch that "one year later" bit now, I think of the Bones season 5 finale and this macro/entry. Heh. Baltar as a fic writer for Bones would be cracky hilarity. Come to think of it--SOMEONE SHOULD WRITE THAT. Like, write the story from his POV. Hahaha. Metaaaaa. I can so see him watching the show: "Why don't they just bloody frak already? For frak's sake!"

For my Vid of the Day, I've got one of those "I enjoy this for the music as much as the vid itself" dealios. This song has been stuck in my head all afternoon, for real. (and for those who like to know these things, this is by freelancerxo02)

rachg82: (Adama/Roslin arm in arm)
Such an evil subject heading, ha. Between it & the VotD I plan on posting? Gah. TEARS. I can hardly even look at my icon, heh. ADAMA & ROSLIN ARE TAKING OVER MY BRAIN AGAIN. Big-time.

Anyhoo. I feel like wasting some time; who's with me?

Meme that everyone & their grandma is doing )

…I can't believe how long that took.

Before I go, a few more things:

-My BSG rewatch is up to "Epiphanies." Tyrol is awesome; Boomer breaks my heart; Baltar is hilarious, & his connection to Head Six is fascinating (I could ramble forever about her. I might in my next entry); Tigh is awesomesauce (MARTIAL LAW, Y'ALL. THE SLOW-MO EXIT); Bear McCreary needs to bear my children; Starbuck is a bad-ass, and Helo is the best BFF evah; Leemo is cute; Adama is a carebear, & I want to effing squish him; Laura-"That's *Madam President*, Gaius"-Roslin is a motherfrakking HBIC, and her relationship with Adama makes me like this: ealihgoiahopihaoggh.

P.S. PEGASUS. I've already talked in-depth about why I love this arc so much.<--flaily review o' pensive worship.

-I have three songs/vid ideas to share:

For Adama/Roslin: Day Too Soon, Sia.

For Booth/Brennan: Sway (The Perishers) or Three Wishes (The Pierces).

I have more on the way, but I'll save them for later.

Lastly, here's the evil Vid of the Day I mentioned above (by Sczep84). Must. hold. back. weepy fangirl tears. I can't help it! Her story is so deeply touching & human. I love all of it.

rachg82: (Cam Bones holding hands)
It is taking so much willpower not to read any of the sides for the end of this season. Want want waaaaaant. I know it'll be better if I stay away though, so that's what I'm doing. I still reserve the right to watch promo clips/read articles if I want, however. Those aren't as big a deal.

Meanwhile I'm sure no one even cares which spoilers I'm reading, but I'm going through one of those phases where my mind feels utterly stifled, & figuring out what to write & how to word it is like walking in cognitive slow-motion. The whole sit-and-stare action, y'know? I'm somehow both incredibly restless/uncomfortable (like, itchy, & my clothes/hair are bugging me, & ugh there's something in my eye, & my glasses are smudged right there, & sitting in this position is making my knee hurt, & my limbs are tired like dead weights, but I'm booooored and aimlessly nervous, but I don't want to do anything--not even move--and everything I write is wrong, and I feel blank, & UGH), yet numb & distant on the other hand, like I can't *wake up* & connect to what's around me. The default state got switched to silent & immobile, if that makes any sense (it's vague, I know). It's hard to explain.

I mean, like, for all of yesterday & today? I've wanted to update my lj, but every time I try--even now--I feel like deleting the entry, throwing my hands up in the air all "fuck it!", and then going back to bed to lie down & stare at the corner of my comforter for an hour. I'm sure some of it is my body adjusting to going off the topamax--I've been having similar side effects to what I experienced when first starting it, like paresthesia, etc--but it's also just how I get sometimes when depressed/stressed out/not eating enough. So, who knows.

Anyway, my point (at last) is I'm trying to just force myself to write. It doesn't have to be "right"--what does that even mean, anyway? God, I'm so mental--and it's okay if it's crappy. That being said, let me try to ramble at you all now for a minute:

1. I was looking for this fic the other day (I couldn't remember the author or title--only bits of the plot), and I told [livejournal.com profile] amilyn I'd rec it here once I found it, so voila: Delicate by ygrawn. Read it. It's good.

2. I did some hasty (i.e. nothing uber serious/meaningful, just freestyle whatever shit) artwork last night. It was done in an attempt to snap out of my ~vibrating frozen statue with oversensitive nerve endings from pent-up Anxiety Land~ mood, which obviously didn't totally work, but eh. At least it's expressing myself & being active, right? It's a good impulse to follow. I'll share the results now, just in case it's of interest to anyone. )

3. While I'm discussing music, I am currently in love with this remix. Also, I'd love it if someone were to make either a Faith/Buffy shipper vid (from Faith's POV, preferably) OR an "Emily Deschanel/Brennan is hot" vid to this song. That version, specifically.

4. The BSG rewatch continues. I'm up to "Valley of Darkness" & falling in love with the show all over again. Things I'm especially loving this time around )

5. Community this week was amazing. I mean, seriously, SO FANTASTIC. Enough to where I actually teared up at one point (happy tears), because I was so moved. This show is brilliant. I need to flail )

My Vid of the Day is from TheLovelyBones1 and is a short example of the type of Brennan vid I mentioned wanting above. There aren't nearly enough of these out there. *stares at teh sexy*

rachg82: (BSG Billy)
I feel like (this simile is brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] torigates. She knows why) a big pile of hot crap. My head is fuzzy/dizzy/achey, there are things running down the back of my throat (let's not elaborate), and need I add that I'm still on my period? Because I am. Also? My ears hurt. CAN YOU JUST NOT, BODY? I mean, really. I feel icky & feverish! This is not acceptable.

It doesn't help that I've barely eaten for, like, days. (less than usual, I mean) But that's because my stomach was hurting. At least that's over, now. See, this is what I get for hanging out with a friend & her baby. BABIES ALWAYS GIVE YOU THINGS. Always. They're like Trojan Horses of Viral Cuteness.

Anyway.

I don't even have cold medication! (Oh. Turns out I wasn't done yet. Heh.) All I have are Emergen-C packets! WAH!

All right, NOW I'm done. *stomps & pouts, throws things*

Moving on. My unemployment runs out this week. It's possible that's what I'm really spazzing out about. I'm trying to remain calm, however. From what I've heard, it's not actually that big a deal to get the extension. I'm probably worrying over nothing, as per usual. Sort of like how my apartment is a mess and every time I look around, I think, "I AM A FAILURE! LOOK WHAT HAS BECOME OF ME! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! WHY AM I SO WROOOOONG?!", when--in reality--that's probably a bit of a harsh judgement. Meanwhile, the trigger for that thought was seriously maybe two things: 1. the dishes in the sink (they've been there for weeks), and 2. the fact that I still have mostly the same furniture & such from when I moved out of my mom's house seven years ago & that I haven't bought new things & decorated like some successful/amazing "Adult Archetype" that I've made up in my head + seen on TV. Who the fuck knows. I have issues. Like, there's me in my bed, all, "OMG, THERE ARE BOXES. AND AN EMPTY POP BOTTLE THAT NEEDS TO BE THROWN OUT THAT I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE WAS THERE UNTIL TODAY & WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT ME ESPECIALLY BECAUSE CLEANING EVERYTHING NOW SOUNDS TOTALLY OVERWHELMING. I AM CLEARLY TRAINING TO BE LIKE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE ON A&E'S HOARDERS AND AM DOOMED TO DIE ALONE & MAYBE THIS IS MY FAULT BECAUSE I CAN'T SURVIVE WITHOUT MY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY & I'M JUST AS MESSED UP AS THEY ARE & THEY WERE RIGHT ABOUT ME ALL ALONG & OH GOD I'M ALMOST THIRTY & I HAVE NO ONE & THAT PICTURE IS JUST THERE OUT OF HABIT & THE FACT THAT I HATE CHANGE & I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I LIKE IT & SHOULDN'T I KNOW IF I LIKE MY OWN THINGS & MY LIFE IS PASSING ME BY & AHHHHHH.[/holy crap, that was a lot of capslock]

Right, and then I go back to sleep (then, that is, not now), because seriously. My brain exhausts me.

On a positive note, it looks like spring is finally coming. On one hand, I find that vaguely depressing for some reason--I think because I wanted to have "accomplished" more by now, and because it's bringing up memories of last summer, when I spent time with my sister & the kids & various friends--but on the other, it will make it more likely that I'll start taking walks again, I think. Whatevs, new season, fresh start, right? I'll just go with it.

Anyway--sick or not, I'm awake, and I've got stuff to ramble about, so let's get going. Just remember: you've had your preemptive warning that I'm sick; ergo, this may be cracky as Hell. I tend to go on major tangents whenever I have a cold. Like, you know that scene on Buffy when Andrew is imagining himself as a god? And he's all skipping around in a field of daisies, singing, wearing a toga & what-not? That's about as much logic as you'll find inside my brain when I'm sick. Okay? Okay.

Let's roll.

1. First on the agenda, I need to share a few things that made me laugh today. And I'd find a more creative/witty way to phrase that, but again with the whole MY BRAIN IS NOT WORKING-ness. Apparently it is capable of using capslock, though. Funny things this-a-way )

2. Not sure if/how long it'll continue for yet, but the BSG rewatch has commenced. I watched 33, Water, Bastille Day, and Act of Contrition today. I have just a few things to say )

3. I am finally ready to talk about Bones. Of course by now no one probably cares, but that's okay. I took notes, yo. So, there. Feverish Bones rambling. Fun, fun. )

I'm going to be wacky & wild and end this entry with three points today. I don't usually do that. I could stretch it to five, but I won't. This entry's already ridic.

For my Vid of the Day, let's celebrate the fact that it's Southland/Parenthood Day, shall we? Sure, sure, Southland already had its season finale, and Parenthood is a rerun tonight (new eps come back in two weeks). I know. Grr hiatus grr. But I don't even care. HAPPY SOUTHLAND/PARENTHOOD DAY ANYWAY.[/still with the capslock. Apparently colds make me hyper]

This one is by vortex199, btw. I should probably add that. Heh. And I'm going now before I can talk more.

rachg82: (roslin coming for you)
Praise the Lord-ah, I do believe we have a miracle on our hands here, folks: I've finally written another BSG recap! And only nine months since my last one (and two months since my last tv recap in general). Heh. Way to be a slacker, self. But hey, better late than never, right? Plus, to make up for my slacker ways, this one's gonna be a doozy. As in, GET COMFY. I'm bustin' out some epic picspammy ramblin'!

I already have notes for my next Bones and XF Rewatch recaps too, so hopefully knocking this one out will motivate me to make some progress there as well.

Before I jump into my review though, I'll talk about my weekend for a sec first )

Now, in an effort to keep going with the normal business of life (and heh, I like how rambling for a hundred years about tv is my "normal business of life"), I do believe it's way past time to get back to my BSG recaps.

Blood on the Scales picspam/review. Prepare for head-smackin', eyeteeth-baring badassery )

So there you have it. In a nutshell: INTENSE. I swear, when this show brings it, it brings it *hard*.

Wrapping this up with a Vid of the Day, we're gonna go with this one by Sczep84 (one of my favorite vidders). You can't understand the mutiny without understanding the journey these people have been on already, and so much of that revolves around their search for Earth. Knowing that, and knowing what happens in "Revelations" and "Sometimes a Great Notion", it's not surprising shit went ballistic soon after:

rachg82: (so married)
All right my lovelies, I've got some more fun-filled ramblage for you all. This time we've got another "my nephew is crazy adorable" story to add to the list (regarding our trip to a Haunted House last night, and his apparently passionate opinion about maps, heh), and also *insert drumroll here* more Battlestar Galactica 4.5 review/recap action! I finally got around to writing up my commentary on "The Oath" this weekend (the first of a two-parter that is continued in "Blood on the Scales". P.S. These are the "ass-kicking convention" episodes I mentioned a while back), and even threw in some picspamming for good measure (and by "some" I mean "a lot", turns out. Heh). What? You thought I could make it through this two-parter without including at least a little picspamming? With all the epic bad-assery and the HOMG SHIPPERGASM action? HA, you make me laugh.

I also wrote up some stuff about Dollhouse, Glee, and So You Think You Can Dance this weekend, but I can't include all that in the same entry or it'd be waaaaaay too long. I'll probably hang onto that stuff & post it in the next day or two after catching up on Mad Men. Same goes for the next installment of BSG picspammy recapping. I had thought I could cover both of these episodes in one entry, but uh yeah. We're gonna need two entries, here. Heh.

Example number 3 million and 1 of why my nephew is cuter than yours )

Battlestar Galactica. Massive Picspam, ahoy! )
rachg82: (so say we all)
Okay, so here's part of the TV Ramblefest I promised. I was going to include a bunch of stuff about other shows in this too (and wrote stuff up and everything), but then I decided to also talk about BSG & somehow my love of the Pegasus arc took the hell over and demanded its own entry. To the point where I realized if I combined all of it in one post it'd just be cruel. Heh. Like, no one has time to read all that, Rachael. So, I'll post what I wrote about those other shows (Glee, Gossip Girl, etc) later, and will write about Bones and Dollhouse in the next couple days as well. I thought I could write about all of them in one easy sitting, like bim bam boom, but uh yeah. No. Not when the Pegasus arc is involved, which is like one of my favorite things ever and which is so damn amazing it just blows my mind. Like to the point where after watching it I'm like "PLEASE REMIND ME WHY THIS SHOW NEVER GOT AN EMMY AGAIN? WHAT THE FUCK, EMMYS, WHAT THE FUCK." Yes, I know it got the Peabody award, but I DEMAND AN EMMY. I don't even care that the show is over. That's just a technicality. They can create a retroactive Emmy award, and give it one that way. Hee. What? You know you wish they had one of those!

And P.S. I still plan to go back and talk about the kick-ass 4.5 two-parter I told you guys about soon too, but for right now that's on pause as I just bought season 2 on DVD last week & am sorta busy at the moment falling in love with it all over again (hence the sudden Pegasus ramble). Although I will say the last couple episodes of that season are actually kind of boring from what I remember (I haven't rewatched them yet though, so I may like them better after a second viewing), but the first half of the season and then the middle part (up to "Epiphanies")? So. Damn. Good. Like, I could eat the whole thing up with a fucking spoon, it's so good. And then lick the bowl & ask for seconds. Heh. So yeah, I'll get back to season 4 shortly, but for right now I'm enjoying the detour. And btw, I realize there's a good possibility no one here will even read this post considering most of you don't watch the show, but I'll just assume someone out there might still care to read my blathering. And even if not, this arc just like ~does things to me~, you know? So I have to write about it, even if it's only for my own enjoyment. Plus, hey, if you aren't watching the show yet, what the hell are you waiting for? Like, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU. Haha. Okay, kidding. Mostly. Hee.

(Oh, and P.S.S. Random Aside: Jayden is now keeping "Cattie" in a cup in his room, bringing it leaves & calling it his friend, saying he loves it and hopes it loves him back. It's totally his new BFF 4eva. Hee. My sister makes him put it out on the porch each night, but it actually stays there and now he brings it inside with him each day and watches tv with it. SO CUTE. Also: Because I'm such a nice auntie, I looked up his new pal online and it's apparently the Wooly Bear Caterpillar, which will turn into--and I'm not kidding--the Isabella Tiger Moth. Hee. How perfect! So I gave him instructions today on what it eats & all that jazz so he can hopefully not kill his new pet. Heh. He was very excited when I told him it won't turn into a moth until the spring.)

Pegasus Arc, why so awesome? )
rachg82: (so say we all)
Okaaaaay, so remember how I said I was going to put off watching the BSG finale until after I'd already recapped the last few eps preceding it? Yeah, I kinda gave up on that today. I just could not resist any longer, not when I had the whole day off work and it was sitting there beckoning to me.

And I'm not going to do a recap of it tonight--because I'm still going to talk about those other episodes first, and also because I need at least one more rewatch before I can truly say what I think about it here--but I will say this: I pretty much bawled. Like, tears streaming down my face and shoulders shaking type bawling. Like, "I'm glad no one's here to watch me embarass myself as I sob over a freaking tv show" bawling. I mean, seriously, the final scenes between Roslin & Adama? Oh my God. Okay, you know that part of Alice in Wonderland where she starts crying and her tears create a flood that carry her through the keyhole and out to sea? That was basically me.

As far as my initial reactions to the ep go, I can also say this: some of it I totally hated, and some of it I absolutely loved. Which is what I expected going into it based on other people's reactions, so it came as no surprise (which probably helped, I'm sure). I've already decided I'm going to pretend the very last scene didn't happen, because it was just waaaaaay too heavy-handed and cheesy and this show never usually falls victim to that. So I'm fanwanking it out of existence, and choosing to ignore a couple other annoying bits of dialogue as well. Overall though, there were far more things I liked than things I didn't, which is all I ask of a series finale at the end of the day. Aside from those few "WTF Ron Moore? WHY THE SUCK?" moments, the majority of the finale was actually really enjoyable and very, very satisfying on an emotional level in my opinion. And, again, I'll have a lot more to say about it later (along with some thoughts on the show overall now that it's over, of course), but for now I just wanted to at least mark the moment & give a few brief thoughts after watching it.

(I will add one last thing though before I go: the Roslin/Adama stuff? Could not have been better. It was so sad but so completely & utterly perfect and beautiful. I really cannot give the show and the actors a big enough thumbs up for their send-off to that pairing, seriously. A++++.)

And in honor of the above, I hereby give you this finale-centric Vid of the Day, created by EVG4815. It does a lovely job of touching on the emotionally satisfying aspect of the finale that I mentioned above. It's also making me start to get all teary again. *sniff*

rachg82: (Sine qua non)
I felt like I was PMSing today, but I don't know why. I was vaguely moody & irritable all day (I'm not anymore, thankfully). Kept having to remind myself not to be snippy with my coworkers everytime they'd interrupt me with a question about something. Probably just a Monday thing though (hence the Office Space subject heading). I have a hard time sleeping well on Sunday nights, because I always let my sleep schedule get all wonky over the weekend despite my plans to the contrary, and then spend Monday all tired. I should really quit doing that.

That reminds me, I should watch Office Space again sometime. I love that movie so much that I can't believe I don't own it. Give me back my stapler! Haha. Best work movie ever.

Changing the subject, I'll have you guys know that I'm finally going to jump on the Mad Men bandwagon. I set my DVR for it and everything. Now I can finally know what people on my flist keep raving about. As if I need another new show to get obsessed with! Heh.

In other happy news, the ants are finally gone from my apartment (THANK GOD!), and guess who started walking yesterday on her very first birthday? That would be my niece! Way to decide to make that developmental leap on a memorable day, kid! I spent the afternoon with her on Saturday (and spent time with Jayden as well), so I plan to post an entry about that this week as well. It's actually mostly already written, but this entry would just be way too long if I included it here so I'll probably put it up tomorrow night. In the meantime, I've got some more Battlestar Galactica rambling to force upon you all (this time about the episode "A Disquiet Follows My Soul," i.e. the episode where my 'ship finally lands, a.k.a. bow chica bow wow, haha). This time I'm even including a little picspammy goodness, because I hear that's what all the cool kids are doing these days and because I am a total follower. Hee. And also because I cannot talk about this episode without including pics, I just can't.

Lastly, I'll also include a Vid of the Day, this time for the X-Files. I am loving this whole Vid of the Day thing. Finally I have use for my hundreds of favorited YouTube videos! Heh.

More thoughts on BSG, a mini-picspam, and an X Files vid. I am full of fandom joy, people )
rachg82: (Frakking)
This icon makes me giggle. Hee.

What does NOT make me giggle, on the other hand? Are the ants that are still invading my apartment and who have apparently decided to step up their game the last few days. The food that attracted them was cleaned up a week ago, people! And yet still they come. I was baking cookies the other night to bring to the barbeque I went to yesterday (for one of my meetup groups), and was like afraid to even leave them out long enough to cool. Because everytime I think they're gone, I'll go to the kitchen and there'll be one or two of them chilling out by the window like "Haha, you thought we were gone? YOU THOUGHT WRONG, BITCH!"

And I went so long without having bugs in this apartment too! Like a year and a half! Now there's this Invasion of the Ants thing going on, and I just saw a spider in the kitchen too. I am totally cool with bugs when they are outdoors where they belong. But not in my home, okay? NOT COOL. I swear to God, if I can't get rid of them soon I'm going to have a complete meltdown, probably something akin to this:



(I feel your pain, Scully)

Anyway, for today's entry I'm going to talk a little about the bbq I mentioned above, give my thoughts on some of the Bones spoilers I've read recently, and will also include some more Battlestar Galactica commentary. This time I'll be talking about the first ep of season 4.5 ("Sometimes A Great Notion"), i.e the Angsty Episode of Angst that I mentioned in my last entry. (in other words, folks: this one's going to be long. And to my old flist-members, you're used to this, so whatevs. But to my new friends: Brace yourselves. Haha.)

Before I do that though, one last thing: I've got to sound the trumpets and announce that my bff [livejournal.com profile] dosidella finally remembered her password for livejournal and updated again for the first time in a kajillion million years. Like, it's been so long it still says she's twenty on the side of her journal, haha. So here's where all of you immediately run over there to comment so we can peer-pressure her into hanging around and updating regularly again. C'moooooon, Jen, all the cool kids are doing it!

Meetup group stuff, Bones stuff, and more of my ongoing love affair with Battlestar Galactica )
rachg82: (Made of win)
So, I actually have some important life-stuff to talk about (involving my Mom and her not-so-great health), but there are still results we're waiting to hear back on so I can't get super in-depth about it quite yet. For right now I'll just say this: my Mom was admitted into the hospital this weekend because of fluid around the heart and lungs. She's still there now, because they're waiting on said test results and are trying to get the fluid out with dialysis (she has kidney failure and has been on dialysis for quite some time). In the meantime, I'm not really sure why the fluid is there, as at first they thought it was because they weren't getting her down to her "dry weight" on dialysis, but it's like, okay, so why weren't they? They said it's because she lost weight, and they have to adjust things now, but still. It's confusing, and stressful. At least we know now that it wasn't a blockage (read: heart attack) that caused the problem most likely. That's what they were saying they thought it was at first, which brought back a lot of bad memories for me of when my Grandpa had his heart attack and passed away back in 2001, and when my Mom had her big heart attack back in 2006. Those both involved the same hospital, too. But it doesn't look like that's the case now, and I think she's going to be okay (as okay as ever, that is), but it's still concerning. What really sucks is that she can't be put on a transplant list until they deem her stable enough. And as most of you remember, she's a rapid-cycling bipolar patient with addiction issues, so "stable" is not exactly something you consistently associate with her. But that's not something I can think about too much, because there's no control I have over the situation. All I can do is hope for the best, and be grateful for the time we have together.

Anyway, I promise to keep you guys updated if/when I find more things out. But for now, I'm going to distract myself with a recap of the rest of season 4.0 of Battlestar Galactica (season 4.5 will come in my next post, because God knows I'm rambly), and my thoughts as I prepare to watch the series finale. Because tv-postage makes me feel better and because this show is made of awesome. Hopefully my ramblings are entertaining even if you haven't watched the show, but even if they aren't, there's just no way for me to watch this show & not have a place to talk about it. So, yeah. Heh.

P.S. check the icon! I finally got some BSG icons for my flaily posts. Hee. About time, I figured. So far they're all Adama/Roslin (I'm such a damn shipper, haha), except for of course this one which I had to go for because, hello, Roslin totes deserves her own icon. I heart Roslin to the nth degree, yo.

P.S.S. I've totally got my sci-fi hating sister watching this show now. She watched "Maelstrom" from season 3 with me this weekend, and also part of the miniseries. And then proceeded to say "frak" for the rest of the weekend pretty much non-stop. Hee! Now she wants to finish the miniseries next time I come over. It totally amuses me. She was SO eye-rolly about this show everytime I mentioned it before, now she's all "frak this" and wanting to find out what happens next. Haha. I will completely crack up if she gets hooked on this show, for real.

Battlestar Galactica has eaten my brain )
rachg82: (Booth/Bones smile)
I think it's funny how I went so long without posting in my lj until just a month ago or so, when I was like "well, I don't have to contstantly talk about my life only. I can go back to just talking about tv," and then it was like BAM. Wondrous tv. And now I update constantly again. It amuses me.

It's just too bad most of my old flist have lives now (where do you pick those up, btw?) and are only on here periodically to read/comment, so I kind of feel like I'm talking into a void. But that's okay, because I know folks will read it eventually and in the meantime it lets me vent my epic flailyness without restraint. Which is probably a good thing, because no one in my real life is watching Bones or Battlestar Galactica. (well, except you, Jen. But you are way behind on your Bones watching, missy. *gives stern disapproving look of shame* Hee) So it's pretty much this: write about my tv love affairs here, or probably resort to situations like this at work:

Me: *peeks head over cubicle* Hey there fellow coworker, guess what I did this weekend?
Coworker: What?
Me: I watched season 4.0 Battlestar Galactica DVDs, that's what! And you know what else?
Coworker: Um, what? *eyes me nervously*
Me: IT IS AWESOME AND ROSLIN AND ADAMA ARE MEANT TO BE, DO YOU HEAR ME? MEANT TO BEEEEEEEE!
Coworker: That's. . .that's great, Rachael. Maybe you should take a sick day, yeah?

Not to mention how God help us when Bones starts new episodes in the fall. The world may implode from the squee. I already drive my sister nuts talking about these shows and she's all "I won't watch those shows because I'm stubborn and crazy," and so she just doesn't get it. Kind of like how she won't watch Buffy. WHATEVER, man. Although, um, so remember that time when I was the one who wouldn't watch Buffy? Or anything on the WB? And was all "What the hell is this Buffy shit? And whatever to livejournal! I'll never do either!" And then remember that time when I totally did both? And that time I bought all seven seasons of Buffy on DVD and then also almost all of Gilmore Girls, and was like "Why didn't anyone tell me how awesome these shows were?" And my flist was like "WE DID, FOR LIKE THREE YEARS." And I was like "oh yeah, right." Tee hee.

Speaking of squee-implosions, I need to talk about the Bones promo I saw last week for the new fall season (Cam, did you just say what I think you just said?), and my thoughts on the So You Think You Can Dance finale, aaaaaand commentary + recap on two of the most epic squee-worthy shipperific episodes ever of Battlestar Galactica (Roslin and Adama in Sine Qua Non and The Hub, ohhhhhhhmyyyyyyyGod. It's like Mulder and Scully everytime she got in danger, except IN SPACE. With VISIONS. P.S. spoilers this time, because the uncensored flail: she cannot be denied, cap'n).

Shipper Meltdown in 3, 2, 1. . . )

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