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31 May 2010 @ 12:53 am
fic meme + random post as usual, I suck at subject lines.  

DO THIS. It's awesome. I'm almost done with the one I claimed and I asked for some Dark Tower which I fear no one is going to pick, but I'll see to choose a more doable fandom for the wish I have left for now. ;)

2. In other news: I'm actually ahead with studying for my first exam on the 7th. WTF. I am never ahead. Well, I won't complain about an entire week of revising, right? And I might sneak pedagogy in there and actually accomplish something for once. I feel weird, lol.

3. Six months after the rest of the world I've finally seen The Road, and while I had to wait until now for it to be released I'm glad I did because if I had watched my previously downloaded copy (which I got in like December) it wouldn't have been as good. Or well, seen on a computer it wouldn't have been the same. It's such a gorgeous movie. Well, technically. But I loved it all. The adaptation was actually great and I'm glad they didn't change anything much (except for the wife being in there a lot more but hey, I guess they needed to sell it considering when it was supposed to be out). Also, I think I'm emotional lately, because I freaking read the book and knew everything that was going to happen and I spent the last thirty minutes crying anyway. Maybe it's because Viggo and the kid were fucking good but... arrrgh. I-cried-so-much. Also, on a cracky side, Deadwood reunion much? When Garrett Dillahunt showed up I was like 'WHUT FRANCIS WOOLCOTT?' but then at the end Molly Parker is there and I'm like 'WHAT ALMA GARRETT TOO?'. Ee. Also, Robert Duvall was in there for like five minutes but ♥ to said five minutes. I'm so glad I managed to catch it in English, too. <333 I'm just not as glad that it took six months for this to arrive here and they weren't even releasing it in the beginning. :/

4. Also, re movie recs, if it ever gets released were you live and you want to get how exactly fucked things are getting around these parts, go see Draquila (that's a review from someone at the Cannes festival in English which summarizes it decently enough). If you're in Italy, then go see it, too. It didn't say much that I didn't know already but case is, it said stuff I didn't know and it never hurts when someone shows how much exactly this country (along with someone else I shall not mention) is fucked. Period. Also, I should rant about B. but ranting about B. in RL too makes me tired of mentioning him. *sigh* Anyway, after I saw that I got an urge to pack and move. Right. *sigh again*

5. I'M DONE WITH CLASSES UNTIL NEXT YEAR. \o/ Well, I have six exams to go and a thesis to write but I'M DONE WITH CLASSES. *phew* I could weep with joy, especially because of the Saturday at 8.30 AM one. Also I start training at the library on the 8th and start working for good in July. Eeee. At least it's money coming in and I'm pretty excited to start.

6. Also, I didn't have time to talk about the Chuck finale because it was right after the Lost one, but just one thing: it was a great episode, I'm like OMGWTF, AND JEFFSTER PLAYING JON BON JOVI IS THE MOST AMAZING THING IN THE REALM OF CRACK THAT TV HAS EVER PRODUCED. SERIOUSLY. EPIC. EPIC. I SQUEED. JEFFSTER PLAYING BLAZE OF GLORY WAS JUST.. TOO... MUCH. Jeffster this season was actually fucking epic. And now I really want to know wtf are they going to do with S4 because the premise is fucking amazing.


7. I owe some e-mails I think. I'll answer asap, sorry but I've been half swamped with studying, the last classes and trying to actually see a couple of movies before I bury myself in books until July. And to read some fiction before the only fiction I read becomes all the Kafka I need to finish for my German literature exam. Thankfully I had read half of it already when I was fourteen or so. Also, I probably had something else to say but it's one AM and I can't recall, so it'll come with the next update. *waves*

8. Uh, also, hi new friends! Both the ones from that spn friending meme and... the three or so people who added me without saying anything? ;) Er, do you want me to add you back? Talk to me, I don't bite. ;)
feeling: satisfiedsatisfied
pnr on May 30th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Jeffster needs to release an album. The end.
the female ghost of tom joad: chuck jeffsterjanie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
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the female ghost of tom joad: chuck jeffsterjanie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
Big Bag of Weird: GG reading how novelgehirnstuerm on May 31st, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
before the only fiction I read becomes all the Kafka I need to finish for my German literature exam
Yikes. What a horrifying thought! XD Okay, nothing against good ol' Kafka, but dude was a really sick puppy *g* Also, German literature studies exam? I feel like this is relevant to my interests. What exactly do you study?

And working at a library kind of sounds like fun!
the female ghost of tom joad: booksjanie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
Haha, thankfully I actually like poor Franz's little sick brain, but I swear that the protagonist of The Castle is so insufferable that I've been wanting to slap him since page two, lol. That said, ha, I actually study philosophy, but I have some literature exams obligatory and that one also had a philosopher in the list and it was sorta relevant to my interest so I took that class.

Thanks! It's the university's library actually, which is good because it's practical. ;) I'm quite excited to start!
bold_seer: = castielbold_seer on May 31st, 2010 08:10 am (UTC)
The Road really was good - well, when is Viggo not good? - but the things that were especially brutal in the book were just plain disgusting to actually see on screen.
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural castiel indeed confused..janie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
Viggo is never not good. ;) And errr, I'm taking a wild guess and say you mean the cannibals/the half-eaten people in the locked room? Because yeaaaah, at that point I kind of closed my eyes and had an urge to throw up. I remembered about that part just when it happened and it wasn't good. :/ I'd have still totally gone though. It was so good. ;_;
bold_seer: i'm your manbold_seer on May 31st, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
This is sort of off topic, but I came across it yesterday and was reminded of it because of your icon. And is Springsteen ever not on topic for you, or Cohen not on topic for me? Have you seen this, The Guide To Distinguishing Between Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen Performances?
the female ghost of tom joad: bruce no surrender #1janie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
OH GOD I HADN'T AND IT'S AMAZING. (Also yes, Springsteen is in topic for me as much as Cohen is OT for you, lol.)

# A wedding coat and a union card on ones nineteenth birthday: Bruce Springsteen
A famous blue raincoat with a tear at the shoulder: Leonard Cohen

That was possibly the most awesome thing ever. Like. I laughed so hard. Also I lol-ed like crazy at Cohen having a thousand nicknames and Bruce having just one. Thanks for linking that, IT WAS AWESOME.
bold_seer: noirishbold_seer on May 31st, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, sure! I thought it might amuse you even a little. :)

There's a list somewhere on that site with around 75 nicknames for Cohen, with references to where he's been called what. Most names are - bizarre. Prince of Pain sounds like somebody would be talking about Marilyn Manson, Godfather of Gloom like someone mixed him up with Vito Corleone and Architect of Angst isn't much better than the previous two. The Boss kind of says it all.
siluria: Chucksiluria on May 31st, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
Haven't seen the Chuck finale yet, but you've got to love Jeffster!!!!! :)
the female ghost of tom joad: chuck jeffjanie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Do watch it, it's awesome! :D And JEFFSTER, YES. They're so great.
Lou: Viggo GLG bedgottalovev on May 31st, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
I can' t do another challenge, Janie, I can't ! *wails* *eyes it none the less*

I totally fail as a Viggo fan, since I haven't seen "the Road" yet. ooops. I think it's because I know I'll cry buckets :/

yay for classes being done! w00t! good luck with the exams!
the female ghost of tom joad: lotrjanie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Eeee in theory I couldn't either BUT IT'S SO PRETTY!

Well, I cried buckets. And I knew the plot and everything, so I can totally get that. But it's such a good movie. And he's amazing in that. ;___;

Thank you! :D

*er, uses LOTR related icon because I apparently lack a Viggo one. I need to put a remedy to it.*
Lou: LOTR - Aragorngottalovev on May 31st, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
faramir works for me *molests*
sad side of normal: Lost: Happyfosfomifira on May 31st, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Yay for being done with classes! Yay for the library training! All good news, all around :)
the female ghost of tom joad: WIN!janie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And yay indeed! I just hope the whole exams deal goes good because otherwise it's a problem, lol. ;) <333
Terrapenguinfaery on May 31st, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Ok this is a weird request buuuuut I am in the middle of nowhere checking my flist on my bff's phone. Can you link this post/the meme in a comment to one of my posts or pm it to me? (I know I will forget to go back and look for it, and can't book mark it now...)
the female ghost of tom joadjanie_tangerine on May 31st, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! :D I'll send a PM now. ;)
Shonatoestastegood on June 3rd, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
You are my top-tagged author on Delicious for a reason, and that reason is because you are awesome. You write such fantastic stuff that it just makes me flail with absolute glee to read - and, truly, no one writes Boone as wonderfully as you do. It is impossible for me to see him on screen any more without my mind instantly flashing to you. I wanted to pick out some of my favourite fics of yours but it is almost impossible to do so. Forcing myself to pick only two of the awesome ones that I absolutely love, I have to say Devil's Arcade and Networking; together they show the range of genres you can write and emotions you can inspire! Your graphics are also consistently so, so pretty to look at.

Away from purely the fandom stuff, you are also such a good, solid friend. I'm so looking forward to meeting you in the flesh this summer - it is going to be epic! You're such a funny person and hard-working and super-clever. Modding lostsquee with you is so much fun because you are so bright and so organised and so easy to get along with. I think you are amazing.

Explanation: Compliment Spree!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/boone HUUUUGGG ;____; <33janie_tangerine on June 4th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Re: Compliments!
AWWWWWWW ILU TOO. <333333333333333333

Seriously, this is how you make someone's... er. When I read it it was midnight. Night? Evening? Day? Next day? Ah well, you got the gist of it. :) I'm commenting now just because yesterday the internet wasn't working.

And omg srsly I am? I feel all flattered now seriously. Tbh that whole first paragraph made me flattered like I rarely did. (And oh, I'm permanently associated with Boone? YAY. Yeah, uh, well, that's me feeling accomplished. I'M IN YOUR HEAD, duh.) And aaaah thank you so much again I swear I'm sniffing here.

And I'm soo looking forward to that too! Reminds me I need to check tickets, lol. It feels appropriate to go with a plane to a LOST gathering. ;) And you're totally amazing too and I love you. Seriously. This made my... day, night, you pick. <333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

*does virtually
what happens in icon*
valhalla37valhalla37 on June 4th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
I'm skipping over The Road stuff because I still haven't seen it, which is completely ridiculous because it's in my top five favourite books and last time I went to the video store I, erm, got The Time Traveller's Wife instead (*hides*). Need to watch it!

I looooooove the wish meme ... I saw your request there, and lord, I wish I had any inkling how to write Roland or Eddie, or had reread the books in the past couple years. I hope someone manages to fill it for you, though! (Sidenote: is there a lot of Dark Tower fic in existence?)
the female ghost of tom joad: dark tower roland/eddiejanie_tangerine on June 4th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
Waaatch eeet! It's so good. And it's exactly what I'd call a good adaptation, and I appreciate that they didn't tone it down. Right, maybe there's too much Charlize Theron but I read that they added more stuff with her after because of commercial reasons etc and it doesn't really take anything from the rest. It's sooo good. But bring tissues, lol.

It's SO GOOD! And ha, I really threw it out but if someone snags it I'll love them forever. ;)

is there a lot of Dark Tower fic in existence?

Not really, sadly. :( There are some three/four fics floating around on LJ (but it's old stuff), there are some good ones on the Yuletide archive even if my pairing has just one or two, then there are a couple Roland/Eddie/Susannah-s around and then not much else. Unless you check FF.net, but Roland/OFC is the ONE pairing I'll never read. ;) Which is a pity. I'd love more of it to be around, especially because the whole last part of the 7th book would have benefited of a bunch of fix-it fic. (and btw thanks for the thought, it's appreciated. <3333 ;) )
Ana: Lost! Alex lolsnowweisz on June 4th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)

I found your journal from one of the Lost fanfic comms. I've been reading your Boone fanfics for like hours now. And they are complete brilliance, so much that I wish I could send you chocolate over the internet or something.
Wanna friend? Boone stans gotta stick together, poor boy doesn't get enough love.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone s6janie_tangerine on June 4th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)


*friends away* we are so little and so sparse, of course we have to stick together. ;) ;) And thank you so much!!! :D *accepts virtual chocolate*
Ana: Lost! Alex pigtails :)snowweisz on June 4th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
*friended back.*
Giiirl, I know! I know! I have like a total of 5 on my f'list I think. 1 we were friends from before my Lost times, and then other 3 I found on ontd_lost, and another one from jjverse.
And it's funny cause on jjverse, I went through a stage when I had to try not to make things Boone related cause they were so obviously mine, lol.

Anyway here's your chocolate:

Still loving your fanfic so much.

Edited at 2010-06-04 06:40 am (UTC)