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26 April 2009 @ 03:09 pm
meme + stuff  
1. I hope all my fellow Italians had a good Liberation Day yesterday! Mine was good, even if I think I made one of my oversleeping records.

2. Ship battle meme with icons stolen from lenina20, which ended up being crazy. And fun, but mainly crazy. Also, proof that not only I have too many ships icons, but I really am not a mainly het person. Also, I didn't put the icon I have Enchanted because really, it's there just because I like the icon and I thought that movie was adorable but I really can't say I ship people in a Disney movie. Aanyway.

Make a list of all the ships in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character ship, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two on the list; that's your first pairing for battle. Second two; second pairing for battle. Etc. Then write your reaction to each battle.

Alex/Karl (Lost) vs Aziraphale/Crowley (Good Omens)

Let's start with weird, uh? (BTW, the second icon is fanart, not official art, but still, I loved the art.) Well, Aziraphale/Crowley is kind of my last ship crush because those two haven't left my head since I closed that book and I mean, angel + demon who didn't fall but vaguely sauntered downwards who stop the most cracky apocalypse in history and who have been having UST for six thousand years? I'm in love. Then again, I love Alex/Karl because it was a lovely ship and it didn't deserve the ax it got, but it's not I actually actively shipped it and that icon is there for the single characters and not only for the ship. So, while my judgment could be clouded by the fact that I'm having a crush, Aziraphale/Crowley.

Boone/Charlie vs Boone/Claire (Lost)

Well, this is easier and less weird. I like Boone/Claire just fine proved that it's interestingly written and I think it has a lot of potential, but Boone/Charlie is my second Boone ship all the way. They're more or less the same age, they both have the same issues, their bickering would be delightful and they'd be totally cute at the same time, while if dead well, it's the hottest zombie pairing ever. Boone/Charlie.

Boone Shannon (Lost) vs Chris/Gordie (The Body/Stand By Me, your pick)

Mm. Well, it's no mystery that I don't exactly like Boone/Shannon. I think it's interesting and they had a great relationship even if completely fucked (but I liked it because of that, too), but if I ever wrote it it's just because I can't write Boone without writing it. Sincerely I can't even say I ship it. Re Chris/Gordie, premise: I do NOT ship twelve year olds. But if you read that short story you can't help loving their relationship. I think it's one of the best friendships I've ever read, and King can say whatever he wants but I'd bet something that in high school they'd have been totally all over each other. If aged up, I'm all for it. So, Chris/Gordie.

Daniel/Rorschach (Watchmen) vs Dean/Castiel (Supernatural)

Ha, OF COURSE my two I-like-them-also-platonically-or-as-friends ships had to end up together. Daniel/Rorschach, well, it's there because their relationship is hands down my favorite of all the relationships in the whole of the graphic novel, BFF or slashy , I'm not picky (well, blame also the eighties script for that, but it's so deliciously fucked up of a pair). Dean/Castiel is absolutely wonderful though, I love everything about them. I like them platonically or slashy, their relationship is totally my favorite part of S4 and come on, Castiel brought him back from Hell. Uhm, I have a thing for ships with angels in, it looks like. Mm, well, also because I've been into it longer, I'm more invested in SPN and right now I'm in a sea of Cas love, Dean/Castiel. But those other two are close.

Dean/Sam (Supernatural) vs Desmond/Charlie (Lost)

Oh God, wrong ship #1 because it's incest versus wrong ship #2 because canon fucked it up. These are both incredibly angsty ships and I love them both to pieces (yes, the first one also because it's so wrong but you can't help it) though. Not to mention that in SPN either you ship incest or angels/humans, but I made peace with it a long time ago. Mm, hard to say really. If Des/Charlie had been my favorite Des ship maybe it'd have won, and all the Ruby stuff lately on SPN is kind of making me want to slam Sam's head against a wall in order to re-gain reason when she's in the proximities, so.. what the hell, tie.

Des/Penny vs Des/Sawyer (Lost)

Well. Easy one. Sorry Des and Sawyer, you have some great potential and you're hot and you were the pairing of my first real Lost fic and I'll always love your relationship-that-could-have-been but never was, but Desmond/Penny is my last hope of a het pairing I like lasting in Lost. And probably the first het pairing I really liked in the whole show (I mean, until S2 I wasn't that big on het really). Des/Penny hands down.

Desmond/Sayid vs Jack/Boone

LOL. That's good. My two favorite Lost slash pairings and of course... anyway, no question. Des/Sayid, sorry. I love the both of you, you are incredibly hot together, I miss your interaction, your accents together make me melt and you have torturers to kill in common, but there's no question here. Jack/Boone is my favorite pairing overall, is what I shipped in the beginning, is what made me cry hardest, is still my favorite pairing for my favorite character *cough*, I think they'd have been totally good for each other and since I don't want to start ranting again since I do it too often, Jack/Boone.

Jack/Ennis (Brokeback Mountain) vs Jack/Juliet (Lost)

This meme is mean. Jack/Ennis is all kinds of perfection and now that I think about it BBM is probably the only movie I've seen in a theater three times, but it's so perfect I couldn't touch it. In the sense that I couldn't ever write it. And the short story made me cry then. Jack/Juliet is the only Jack het pairing I really ship and I just love it even if they completely butchered it (as usual) and aaargh. *flips coin* Jack/Ennis by a notch. Because it's perfection. Which doesn't mean that I don't totally love Jack/Juliet. (Also, LOL that all the Jack pairings I have are with the Lost Jack except this one.)

Jack/Sawyer vs Jack/Sawyer/Sayid

Is that even a serious match? Anyway, I'll be short. Jack/Sawyer. Not that I don't like it when Sayid is thrown into the mix, actually I LOVE it, but half the reason I watch Lost is that I fell for Boone while watching the pilot and the other half is that I read Jack/Sawyer fic by chance. I might not be able to write it regularly and canon might have butchered it but I can't not love J/S if only for that, even if it's not even my favorite pairing.

Jack/Sayid (Lost) vs Jimmy Page/Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

Oh God. Jack/Sayid vs the only RPS (or so) icon I have?

Here comes the confession. When I wrote in Italian, I wrote a heap of Plant/Page RPS. And before you start to think I'm crazy, watch a Led Zeppelin concert from '73/'74/'75 and don't tell me they weren't practically doing it on stage. Because they totally were. And while I think that Jack/Sayid is an excellent pairing, I've got to bow to the RPS. Jimmy Page/Robert Plant. The day you want me to make a post with all the evidence me and my BFF gathered back then to support our belief in the pairing, I can do it.

Maurice/Alec (Maurice) vs Ned/Chuck (Pushing Daisies)

I do love Ned/Chuck. I love it heaps. Like I love Pushing Daisies heaps and I'm still totally heartbroken over it. But. Maurice/Alec is the best canon thing that has happened in my slasher life and (SPOILERS FOR THE BOOK)... it ends well. It's one of the three books I read where there's a gay couple in canon and it ends with them sort of living happily ever after, or at least reunited happily ever after. They don't die, they don't commit suicide, I've seen the movie at least fifteen times and the book was written in freaking 1912. Which sums in, E. M. Forster wins and Maurice/Alec wins, too.

Roland/Eddie (The Dark Tower) vs Sawyer/Juliet (Lost)

Well, this isn't a question. I like Sawyer/Juliet just fine but Roland/Eddie is probably the first OTP I had in the real sense of the word. I rarely shipped a literary pairing so hard. I was sold on it by the half of the second book and apart from the infamous Musketeers slashing, I think they're my overall favorite ship ever or something. And I gave those damned books a good year and a half of my life and even now if I pick randomly one book up I just can't help it. Roland/Eddie.

Sawyer/Sayid (Lost) vs Tim/Jason (Friday Night Lights)

I get it out of my way now. Tie. I can't really say anything specific because I haven't watched S3 of FNL and I swear I will someday, but watching it would mean the death of ship #2 here, even if considering how it ended (I'm spoiled) I'd probably love it. I just can't deal with it. And whether friends or slashy, those two made me cry like a few other ships. On the other hand Sawyer/Sayid is totally one of my favorite Lost ships, I think it has a lot of potential, it's pretty much incredibly hot and as deliciously fucked up as it goes. So I tie and maybe when I watch FNL I'll let you know. ;)

AAAAND the one that remained alone because the icons are odd and I kinda couldn't put a Clint icon in competition...

Robert/Francesca from The Bridges of Madison County. I love them so. ;_; ♥ Clearly, it's Clint and it wins.

3. Memes speaking, I need to spread love for the two fics I got for the alphabed meme until now. emiliglia wrote me the most angsty and heartbreaking and lovely Jack/Boone ficlet and toestastegood wrote me some Boone/Charlie videotaping sex which is all kinds of perfection. Go read them! ;)

3b. I still have six or seven letters free at said meme, so if you want to give me a hand filling it all they're there. ;) I'll probably spend half of the afternoon writing anyway, that meme was a good thing. I wrote more in two days than one month.

4. I think I'm in Adrian Pasdar withdrawal enough to catch up with Heroes. This volume had better be better than three though.

5. On the 23rd it was something like International Book Day and at my usual bookshop everything was sold with a 30% discount. Clearly they couldn't have said it before so that I'd have waited to buy some stuff for school which would have cost way less with such a discount but when I found it out I caved and got Gaiman, Steinbeck and Chabon non-fiction and saved a lot of money. Next year I'll be better prepared.

5b. And anyway, I wanted to buy Good Omens for a friend's birthday because I think she'd have a kick out of it. But she doesn't read in English, so I went searching for it in Italian. Well, apart from finding out they translated the title Good Apocalypse to Everyone! (really), I find out it's completely out of print and at said bookshop, which is a chain with at least eight stores in Rome, there isn't a single one which has a copy. Really? I mean, geez. (Well, fine, I think the only Gaiman book I've actually seen in print in Italian is Stardust, but still.) Then I bought her another thing but still, really? Out of print. Ah well, it's not like I'd have bought it with such a title. I'd kill whoever adapts books like that.

6. Just for the lulz, meme from lasamy. Maybe I just want an excuse to upload music.

Post the names of 20 25 (because I feel like I'm leaving people out) of your favorite musicians.
See who can guess which is your favorite song by each.
Once someone guesses right, bold that row and upload the song.

*with hints for every one not guessed now

1. Bon Jovi - These Days, guessed by lasamy
2. Bruce Springsteen - not guessed but BIG HINT since I gave it in the comments: it's a three-way tie and you can see two out of three somewhere in this journal and not in the entries. ;)
3. The Doors - hint which I gave in comments: it's long.
4. Patti Smith - it's in two parts actually.
5. Steve Earle - You're Still Standin' There, guessed by lasamy
6. Warren Zevon - Frank And Jesse James, guessed by haldoor (to upload)
7. Led Zeppelin - Tangerine guessed by marylou_gr
8. Bob Dylan - tie between The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (lasamy) and Is Your Love In Vain? (marylou_gr)
9. Queen - tie between '39 (lasamy) and another that hasn't been guessed. Hint: it was written by Brian May.
10. The Beatles - A Day In The Life (to upload) guessed by haldoor
11. Jeff Buckley - tie between Hallelujah (elliotsmelliot) and Last Goodbye (astra2104)
12. Smashing Pumpkins - hint: one-word title, it actually sounds half-optimistic and it's not on Mellon Collie.
13. Stone Temple Pilots - hint: it's a woman's name.
14. Guns n' Roses - hint in comments: it's in an eighties record and it's one of the rare occasions where Axl doesn't scream his lungs out.
15. U2 - hint from comments: it's right that it's from Joshua Tree but no one guessed it yet ;)
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers - hint from comments: it's right that it's on Californication but still not guessed. It's not that famous either and it has a kind of weird title.
17. Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down guessed by marylou_gr
18. Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz guessed by astra2104
19. Nirvana - Oh, Me guessed by lasamy which is kind of the most awesome ting ever, but the one which is not a cover is still a go. Hint from comments: not on Nevermind.
20. Neil Young - Heart of Gold, guessed by haldoor (to be uploaded)
21. John Frusciante - Chances guessed by lasamy
22. Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence guessed by elliotsmelliot
23. Lucinda Williams - I Lost It guessed by lasamy
24. Pearl Jam - I'm giving hints for the two I'm still undecided on, the first who guesses gets it. One: one-word title, on the original record is before a very, very weird song. Two: it has a very atmospheric title and it's not on the first two records.
25. Velvet Revolver - still not guessed but on Contraband. It's not Fall To Pieces.

7. Uhm, that all. This already was too long of a post anyway. And now I'll be writing and trying to finish Tropic of Cancer. I hope everyone is having a good Sunday!
feeling: awakeawake
on rotation: i am mine - pearl jam
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/julietjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
LOL, Jack/Juliet? He, poor baby. If it had been against Jack/Sawyer it'd have been a tie probably but it ended up between a rock and a hard place. And yeah, it was complete crazy. But if it consoles you, I have three Jack/Juliet fics to write which I'll probably do today so it got its revenge, or something. ;) *hugs*

And check them out, they're awesome!! ;)
Lou: Lost - Des+pennygottalovev on April 26th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
wow, you do have a lot of ship icons! made me curious to check out mines and it turns out I have like 11 of them, wow, no idea! lol! I might do this meme, after all =D
the female ghost of tom joad: lost des/pennyjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
LOL, and the point is that some of them I don't even really ship (see Sawyer/Juliet), but I mostly have them to comment on fic and stuff. Do it, it's fun!
°°  £å  §âM¥  °°: Bob Dylan * pensivelasamy on April 26th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
CAZZO dimenticai i Doors!!

1. Bon Jovi "these Days"? or "Hey God"
2. Bruce Springsteen ...all of them? XD uhm..Highway patrolman?
3. The Doors - "Alabama song"
4. Patti Smith - uhm.....I know you go crazy for her "White rabbit" cover. Uhm "Because the night"?
5. Steve Earle - You're still standin'
6. Warren Zevon - Werewolves in London
7. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
8. Bob Dylan - Hattie Carrol?
9. Queen - I'm in love with my car or '39
11. Jeff Buckley - Dream brother
14. Guns n' Roses - Breakdown
15. U2 - anything from "Joshua tree"? XD
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers
17. Johnny Cash - Ring of fire
18. Janis Joplin - Piece of my heart
19. Nirvana - Oh me
21. John Frusciante - Chances
22. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled waters
23. Lucinda Williams - I lost it
25. Velvet Revolver - Fall to pieces
the female ghost of tom joad: music whorejanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
1. RIGHT These Days!
2. No, but it's in my top ten. ;)
3. That's the second, the first is longer, but you were close.
4. Nope, but it's on that same record right after Because.
6. Nope. ;)
7. Nope, but I love that one too.
9. '39 is part of my tie lol so YESS that one.
11. Nope
14. Nope, it's on the previous record (not Illusions I though XD)
15. LOL yes it's on there
17. Nope, it's later stuff
18. Nope, it's way shorter
22. The other famous one. ;)
23. YES!
25. Nope but it's on Contraband too XD
elliotsmelliot: Pushing Daisies Digby/Pigbyelliotsmelliot on April 26th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Wow! You have a lot of shippy icons. After seeing the whole list I think I sighed the most for Ned and Chuck! I miss those two.

Jeffy Buckley - Hallelujah
Simon and Garfunkel - Hmmm, if you are Boone, than Sound of Silence

Happy International Book Day! Is that a holiday or something made up by bookstores?
the female ghost of tom joad: pushing daisiesjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do! I hadn't known. And actually for some ships I have more than one icon. I'm shippy indeed. And yeah, Ned/Chuck. *sniff* I miss them so much really, I can't wait for the last three episodes. And then let's hope for the movie.

And you totally got both! Yes, it's them.

I think it's international. Or at least it was on Wikipedia too so I guess it's a worldwide thing, but it never happened before that they had discounts on that day for it. Maybe it's a new thing.
The Dork: Elizabethtown dancingastra2104 on April 26th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Ohh, that music meme is intriguing...okay, I leave out the ones I don't know and the ones that have already been guessed

2. Bruce Springsteen - The river
3. The Doors - Riders on the storm
7. Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
10. The Beatles - Across the Universe
11. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
14. Guns n' Roses - November Rain
15. U2 - One
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
18. Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
20. Neil Young - Philadelphia
22. Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer

;) I think I'll have to do this, too
the female ghost of tom joad: music whorejanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
It's nice! Do it, do iit. ;)

2. Nope, it's a three-way tie between one on Born In The USA, one which you see as soon as you have a look at this journal and one on the first record. But I love that one too! ♥
3. Nope, longer, but that one is close too.
7. No, it's easier. Look at my username. ;)
10. No, it's on the Sgt. Pepper's record.
11. YES! It's a tie with another one who's been guessed up there but indeed!
14. Nope, it's shorter and on an eighties record. ;)
15. No, on Joshua Tree though.
16. No but it's on that record.
20. No, it's longer. But I love Philadelphia too.
22. No, guessed up there. But it was a totally great choice, I love it too.
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost sawyer/julietjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hearing it makes me always feel way too flattered. ;) ♥

2. No, it's either up in this journal or in Born In The USA or in the first record. But I love that one too!
3. No, it's longer.
4. Nope, lasamy got it, even if that one is a cover. The studio one is on the next record though and it's the easiest pick. ;)
8. YES! Well, tie with the one Samy guessed but there you have it.
17. YES!

Ha, James/Juliet got against the one which I'd have chosen over all of these so I guess it was total bad luck. Poor them. ♥ But half of this meme was either weird or unfair.

That thing was awesome! Sure, they could have like, advertised it, but still. At least I had enough money to get out with something and well, my wallet is kinda empty now. *cough*
Fangirlage like WHOA.: OFFICE // J&P - \o/hopelessfangirl on April 27th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Oooh, I HAVE to steal that OTP icon meme!
PS: Aw, yes, you need to see that lovely last scene with Jason and Tim. I love them as BFFs, and it made me bawl like a baby. That whole episode is basically 6&33: BFFs, but the last scene in particular is probably my favourite of the whole of S3. ♥
the female ghost of tom joad: fnl tim/jason that's so brokebackjanie_tangerine on April 27th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
God, I wish I could work up the courage. I know I'd love it like there's no tomorrow, but considering that my favorites always die or leave I don't want to deal with it. But I will sometime because I know it's good. Also, I miss them. ;_;

Steal it, it's fun!! It's also crazy, but very fun. ;)
a geek in such the wrong way: music-guitarshaldoor on April 27th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Wow, you have a lot of ship icons... not sure I have very many at all - probably not enough to do the meme!

I'm tempted to do the music meme though... and I want to say for #6: Accidentally Like a Martyr (just cos) and #10: With a Little Help From My Friends Could #20 be Heart of Gold? (and I'm guessing all of these!)
the female ghost of tom joad: music whorejanie_tangerine on April 27th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Ha, I hadn't known I had so many! And I also have doubles and triples in some cases. And you wonder why I never have more than one space free.

Oh, do it, it's fun! #6 it's not it, but it's very high in the list. My favorite has an historical title. ;) #10 is close but not it! Hint: it's kind of experimental, but you've got the right record. Aaaand... YES! That's Heart of Gold. ;)
a geek in such the wrong wayhaldoor on April 27th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
Could the Zevon be Frank & Jesse James?

And the Beatles could be Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?
the female ghost of tom joad: warren zevonjanie_tangerine on April 27th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
YES it could and it is and nope, it's the other experimental one. But you're close!
a geek in such the wrong wayhaldoor on April 27th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Okay... then it must be A Day in the Life?

Oh, and I have a sudden notion that the Doors one must be Riders on the Storm?
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on April 27th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's A Day In The Life!

And no, while I love riders, my favorite is very, very long. But, it's not The End. It's the other one. ;)
a geek in such the wrong way: josh-Mr Rock'n Rollhaldoor on April 30th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yay for my 'right' guesses, but there I shall leave you. I'm afraid I couldn't possibly begin to guess what Doors song, nor any of the others. But thanks - this was fun!

(although of of the Springsteen songs has to be The Ghost of Tom Joad! ;-P )
Emilyemiliglia on April 28th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
12. Today?
13. Um... Daisy?
14. November Rain?
the female ghost of tom joad: music whorejanie_tangerine on April 28th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
12. YES!
13. Nope. The other woman. ;) Who is actually never mentioned in the song.
14. Nope, it's way slower, way shorter and it was out two years before.