So of course I have to share such a grin inducing find. (Plus it reminded me of the total squee of last Sunday!!!!) I won't spoil it but there is a clip toward the end that literally made me Laugh Out Loud With Glee!!! And if you aren't a fan of SPN, sad though you are, you will find pleasure in the wonderful editing and massive eye candy.
OMG! I thought I was a more of a theoretical fangirl above all the goofy fangirl gushing swoony smile business but apparently not. Cause I'm here to tell you that Jenson and Jared are way hotter in real life and they smell amazing to boot. Good grief, who knows what this photo will look like because I was all, "wait, what" after the photo was taken and "did that just happen?" After a dazed stroll where I'm all "I'm never washing this hand again" the elevator opened magically without my hand even touching it, thus was the conferred power of the Padalecki.
Seriously, I'm quite surprised at myself. Honestly.
I had an AWESOME vacation and I cannot even believe how much we did on this trip!! And, as usual, when you take off for any length of time, you hit the ground running as soon as you get back. This time included a bit of jet lag.
In the coming weeks (months) I hope to report a bit on all the fun stuff I did while on "holiday." I am still pondering the best place to upload them all to once they all make it onto my computer. Suggestions?
Anyway, Dragon*Con is just around the corner. (Hooray!) Anyone on my f-list going, aside from the people I know are going because we are traveling/rooming together?
I am excited because my friend de23 and I are working on our Sam and Dean costumes! I have never worn a costume in all of the years I have been attending cons so it will be my first time! At some point I will be walking around wearing only one shoe. Hee!!! (And I even found the exact shoes, only the women's version, that Sam wore in Bad Day at Black Rock. Poor Sam. I did watch that one again last night and laughed just as much as I always do. I don't think that episode is ever going to not make me laugh.)
On that note, I will leave you with two photos from my trip that are total fangirl squee and nothing else. _leigh_leigh de23 and her husband K, Brandon, and I had visited The London Eye. Afterwards, Leigh and I were in the gift shop. I was thirsty and I opened the drink cooler and saw this:
Hee!!!! (I am sure that the cashiers thought I was a complete lunatic snapping photos of their drink case. Crazy Ass tourists.)
Well of course, _leigh_leigh and I would LOVE to share a diet coke with Sam and Dean! Who wouldn't?!?
So we did.
It delivered! Alas, it has only whetted my thirst for reading ALL the spoilers even more. But I am still being strong!
( Quickie reactions )
And, let's face it. Misha is pretty wicked funny. I'd follow him on twitter if I was even on twitter.
See, there's, seemingly, an online poll or two a day that involves voting and SPN in some way. And SPN often wins because this show inspires some pretty crazy devotion (and there is good reason for that, IMHO, but I'm crazy devoted, soooo...........)
The latest contest has been this Alpha Male Madness Tournament and the two finalists are Misha and Jensen Ackles, who usually wins these things (I was going to say "comes out on top" but, well, this is fandom and all so I thought better of it)
Here is Misha's response. Gunter glieben glauchen globen. Alright, I've got something to say.
My LMAO moment of the day right there!
Today, I tried the Grain free pumpkin bars and they were AWESOME and way less calorie laden than the cinnamon biscuits were. Of course, they are so good I will have to freeze individual serving sizes to keep from eating them all.
In other news, what the HECK was up with that Downton Abbey finale? Well, now I know the real deal and I don't feel quite as manipulated (in a bad way). I realize there weren't too many alternatives given the circumstances but it still played out quite sucktacularly.
It was fun watching more of season seven with de23. Fave line from one of my favorite episodes, "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie" (Well one of them. How can you choose when there are so many good ones?)
Dean to Sam: "Just know that 99.9% of all clowns can't hurt you."
So, here's a few things I am happy about, which is saying A LOT since I am a decidedly unhappy, unmotivated person in the Winter even when the sun decides to make an appearance.
(In no particular order)
SEASON 9!!!!!!!!!!! 'nuff said
It's Wednesday. On Wednesday, I am more optimistic and all aflutter with anticipation of a new episode. It's pathetic (but fun) so who cares.
Chatting with dombedeand _leigh_leigh while watching Swan Song was great fun yesterday. Having iMessage tied to my iPad makes it even better!
Ditto on de23 being able to come over last Saturday so she could watch some season seven. It's always more fun viewing with someone else.
de23 the roasted Okra was FANTASTIC. However, I improvised and did not use the cumin. I didn't have any, of course, but I don't think I would have liked that flavor on okra, anyway.
I am getting pretty awesome with the weighted hula hoop. I am the only one, aside from the instructor, who can actually keep it going. Have I mentioned that I Have never been able to do this? You really work up a sweat, too.
The Winchesters DO look quite fetching on the 50 inch widescreen. At some point, I will provide pictorial evidence of this so that you all may also drool.
My supervisor registered me for a required online CEU course. She was feeling bad that she kept harassing me to get it done while not giving me time on the schedule to do it. Hello, it's a 4-5 hr course. I can't exactly do it between patients and I work over enough as it is. So, she finally set aside some time and then saved me even more time by completing my registration. The password she chose for me? Dean1*. Hahahahahaha. I don't even know if it was amusing happenstance or intentional because she doesn't watch the show (not to be confused with my supervising physician who is also a recent convert, I am probably the most supervised person in my office.)
I should feel really guilty about this next happy thing which I can't tell you because it is really spoilery for some upcoming season 8 stuff. I try not to expand the spoilery stuff when I happen across it but you all know I am WEAK and my weakness only increases as a season progresses.
I should be ashamed to admit that the shmoopy ending of last weeks Downton Abbey gave me the warm fuzzies, proving yet again that I can be pretty easy to manipulate sometimes. Whatever. I am choosing to see it as hope that I will never become a completely jaded, cynical viewer/reader of stories. Those folks are miserable, man! They're never satisfied.
Whoever posted that link to the never before seen SG-1 bloopers, you gave me more nostalgic warm fuzzies!!!Awwwww. dragonfly_sg1 was that you? If so, can you humor my total laziness and post a link or embed in the comments. Finding the youtube embed code on my iPad is historically problematic.
What is making you happy today?
Between the ongoing rewatch/discussion with de23 on instant messenger, season 5 texts from dombede, discussion about season 1-2 at _leigh_leigh's journal, and replying to various and sundry folks about season 8 episodes, I really feel that I am getting my "Let's talk SPN" fix.
It's a fun time to be me, fangirl discussion wise! However, because I seem to be in so many different seasons, my thoughts are all over the place, lately.
( As Time Goes By )
I'm also sharing recs, courtesy of ash48 because they totally made my morning coffee way more enjoyable and sharing is good.
First, a fantastic Picspam (and only spoilery if you find pictures of Sam and Dean spoilery)
D is for Dean
S is for Sam
And, of course, a vid, Winchester Thrift Shop by deirdre_c (only spoilery if seeing the Winchesters in various outfits and/or "disguises" is spoilery for you.) HYSTERICAL. I've already watched it 3 times. The lyrics,especially "I'm gonna wear this big ass coat" and the accompanying clips had me ROFL!!! (warning if young folks nearby, there's a few f-bombs)
Now, a few incidental, unrelated comments.
My Zumba class has brought out a hula hoop (weighted) and though I have NEVER been able to do this and was doubtful that I ever could, I find that I have been getting better! Of course, I think the weighted one is bigger and easier but I couldn't do that one at first, either. It's really too bad that I can only go once a week as the other class coincides with my late clinic day.
de23, I made the maple walnut muffins, though I had to substitute a gluten free baking mix for the almond meal and the Pig only had sweetened coconut (but still not too many sugars). I also only have a regular muffin pan. If anyone is interested, calories per regular muffin-143; fat-6.28; carb-19; fiber-1.8, protein-3.38. Of course, I don't know how it all breaks down if you use the almond meal/flour. They tasted the same..LOL. I cannot discount calories no matter what plan I am on so I definitely only left a few out and froze small serving portions.
I have been keeping up with Downton Abbey and I am still pretty interested with the exception ( quickie spoiler thought )
No, this is my feeling all smug post about how I feel responsible for turning de23, dombede, and, now, _leigh_leigh into Supernatural junkies. There's also Dr. Mac and her entire family as well but she's not on LJ. Heh, heh.
So, since I think I now have more than one friend who likes this show on my f-list, do you think I should create our own little community to talk about it or is that a bit redundant and our usual rambling way is just fine.
Let me know.
Anyone else on my f-list is welcome to become a SPN junkie at any time. Just sayin'
Oh, and "LARP and the Real Girl" was so hilariously, wonderfully, fantastic that I wanna talk about it, too. And "Torn and Frayed" and...and.....
But, Adorababy's first birthday is today and I've been called in for decorating duty.
Then, I considered doing a year in review sort of thing, since I've never done one before, but I got waylaid by laundry (my son brought out towels he says has been in his closet for years (Years!!), a flurry of wine induced texting, and trolling vids because I want to make vids but watching is so much easier. It all sounds like a pretty pathetic way to bring in the New Year except that I have been enjoying these goof off days SO MUCH that I don't even care how pathetic I seem.
Now, I wanna share my vid recs with the 2-4 people on my f-list who might care. I like reccing them. Vidders don't often get feedback or recs like fanfiction writers do. I also like these posts because, in this age of streaming, it helps me keep up with vids I really liked so I can go back and watch again. (Assuming I can get LJ features, such as tagging, working today.
I suppose I should come up with a format if I am going to start reccing.
ETA: Gee, I am still doing towels. Brandon really did have years' worth crammed into his closet!
( On to the vids!!!!! )
Ya'll ready for this?
It's official. I am finally ready to admit that Supernatural has beat out Stargate for my favorite show of all time. Sure, I've fallen in love with shows since Gate ended but I was never really able to say that about any other show, including Merlin. Part of it is all the positive, first-time fangirl memories I have with Stargate. I didn't want any show to usurp that. Part of it is Stargate remains the most fun I have had playing in fandom. Ever. I had more time to be more involved than I do now.
But, I gotta admit that SPN is not only a great show to watch, (and watch and watch and watch) it also has me thinking about it quite a great amount of time when I'm not watching. I wanna read reviews and long-involved meta posts and look at picspam and talk about it with anyone else who is also watching.
I changed my LJ header!
On that note, I've always loved Carol of the Bells and I particularly like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra version of it. So, now wanna rec a wonderful SPN vid to it made by the lovely and talented dragonfly_sg1.
What is fantastic and unique about this vid and this rec is the fact that I watched it and thought it was fantastic long before I had ever watched my first episode of Supernatural and, therefore, didn't get any of the references. What I said then was,
"It's funny how the music strikes the appropriate, eerie, melancholy tone needed when it's, essentially, a Christmas tune. LOL!"
"It's quite a bloody show, isn't it?"
Once I devoured the show and got all of the references, the vid was EVEN BETTER. For my friends in season 2-4 (yes, de23 has already made it to season 4. Mwahahahahahah) it is spoilery, yes, but it is fast paced and, De, you are now past the plot points and character introductions I've been really protecting you from. There's no way I was going to spoil that! And, As I said, I watched it before ever watching the show and, still, I was totally unspoiled by it.
It may not look like it on here, but Supernatural is still inspiring All. The. Feelings. I've just been chatting about it elsewhere on folks' journals who are way more fandomly active than mine. Needless to say, I am really loving this season! It was great seeing Amanda Tapping as a guest star, too. (And, a recurring one to boot!) Then someone asked me who she was and what she had been in in the past which then had me tripping down memory lane as I got all nostalgic about Stargate. Suddenly, I want to go back and rewatch episodes and old vids and whatnot. Then, my nostalgia (and worry that my computer is going to crash any day, now, and that my backups are likely dodgy) had me uploading most of my old videos to youtube, well, at least the ones that are halfway presentable in this age of HD and Sony Vegas.
Then I had to figure out how to create a masterpost which should have seemed straightforward but I still "lost" the first one I did because I thought all you had to do was change the date. Duh.
( A vid and why Stargate is still a show worth checking out! )
Work is still kicking my behind. I am so ready for a few days off!
A Masterpost seems pretty superfluous at this point, but, LJ has been my go to place to yammer on about The Shows, TV boyfriends, and the mundane day to day drivel. (Oh my gosh, I've been on here since 11/16/2004!) I have taken the time to upload my old Stargate videos to youtube and I needed a place to link them. Though I wrangled quite a bit out of movie maker, these were made way before the days of HD and Sony Vegas. But, they were fun and I was feeling nostalgic.
( Stargate vids )
But, I'm not behind on SPN, that's for sure! And when I'm not working and whatnot, I'm thinking about Sam and Dean. (IKR?!?)
Of course, when I'm feeling all the feelings, I sometimes get the urge to surf fanvids. (Since I'm not making them myself, anymore) It's full on angst, people! Gosh, I love it.
And I happened upon this AMAZING vid to this amazing song! It's spoilery for season 1-4 (so, de23, I'd avoid if I were you. But you can listen cause it's a really great song..LOL. I'm tagging all my vid posts, though. If you have already begun to ponder Sam and Dean while you are doing laundry or driving, I suspect you'll be trolling for fanvids before you know it. dombede I don't know where you are in the watch but I don't think you'd be much interested in fangirly angst, anyway)
And if you pretty much know you are never going to watch this show (which I think is just plain crazycakes of you, but, whatever ;) or if you don't care about being spoiled, play it for the great song! I'm sure it is cross fandom applicable.
( Running up that hill. )