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04 August 2013 @ 06:03 pm
... wow? Uhm. Haha. I don't think I've ever left lj so long without updating? /o\ ugh I'm so behindddd I can't even. Thing is that rl decided to happen worse than usual (ie worse than the first two months of this year) and I pretty much fell behind on everything go me? Okay uhm so, I'm just going to give a bullet points thing of what has gone down?

a) I finished the master's degree exams - which was actually the #1 reason why I ended up falling behind - you'd think I'd have thought of putting an official hiatus on... anyway, I have just the thesis left and then I'm done? Which - seriously, I can't wait. The last finals were the feast of Ican'tgiveashitaboutanyofthis, ew.

b) So as it is I'm working on the thesis, which at least is one thing I actually give a damn about. I'm also done reading Wild Cards and re-evaluating e-readers, if only to read stuff that you should read on the computer as an only alternative.

c) I also figured I'd give an update because from tomorrow I'll have crappy internet access for the entire month and the idea of leaving the journal deserted until September was totally depressing, but anyway - if anyone who's still around wants postcards from either Vienna or Paris or both tell me and if I have your address is good, if I don't then PM me and I'll be more than glad to provide. :)

d) For the first time in years FINALLY they managed to arrive at the last trial degree to condemn Berlusconi, which totally doesn't mean that he's out of the picture knowing the guy, but it's farther than any other trial managed to get, so yay for that?

e) Comprehensive point for fandom - discussion is welcome but as it is I can't possibly catch up with everything I missed so feel free to go at me with months of lateness ;)

1) SPN: I loved everything about the ending of the season. I'm also ridiculously optimistic about it. I'm thrilled that no one important is dead and that Cas is human for good because omg such good possibilities <33333, and I pretty much was 100% behind the plot in the last three/four episodes or so. I'm currently not too much into the fandom killing itself over possible female interests that are stated to be not permanent but that's not related to the show - I'm ridic excited for S9!

2) Vampire Porn: this season was totally meh but picket itself back up in the last two episodes. Also, please keep Alaric ghosting around because he and Damon are still the best thing about this entire show.

3) GOT: the RW legit put me moping for two weeks. Ops. No, seriously, I spent two weeks going around the house on the point of weeping at every stupid thing. Other than that: better than S2 overall, I was WTF about 90% of Stannis's stuff this season, I'm plenty glad they reunited Jon and Sam, Jaime and Brienne were flawless, the Theon stuff killed me ten times overall and I hate HBO for *that* certain change about which part gets sent to his dad and Asha was better in the two scenes she had than a bunch of other people who had a lot more screentime to themselves. Anyway, as a general adaptation it was tons better than S2, even if Cat not getting screentime in favor of shewhoshallnotbenamed was horrible and.. well, the Robb storyline could have been awesome and it wasn't, but eeeeeh.

4) I've actually watched and caught up with the entirety of Breaking Bad in the last three weeks, which is also the reason why I didn't update here before - TOO BUSY CATCHING UP. Anyway, I'm gonna copy my opinion from the post I wrote falafel_musings on tumblr the other day because it pretty much sums it up and I can't be bothered to rephrase it XD

- OMG THIS SHOW IS JUST SO *GOOD* GENERALLY I CAN’T EVEN FDGHDKJGFHJDK totally goes into my top five objectively flawless shows asdfghjkl (probably would get into the top five subjective but I’m probably gonna decide on that when the last season airs

- my favorites would be Jesse, Mike and Skyler (in that order), then… well, if we’re talking about strict *writing* and arcs and technical omgwowthishcharacterisfuckingamazing then I have to bow in front of Gilligan for having come up with Walter White but as things are in the sense of ‘people I really really fucking dislike’ he’s right there at the top of the list. Because I really fucking dislike everything about him right now - I mean, I guess I’m supposed not to be rooting for him by this point, but he started losing me at the second to last S2 episode (when he let Jesse’s girlfriend die - I mean, I didn’t exactly *like* her because srsly last thing guy needed was getting addicted to heroin, but you don’t just LET someone die like that) and from then on it’s been an escalation of ‘can you be more self centered and making me feel bad for everyone that has to deal with you’ feelings. Like I’ve had post S2 finale moments when I actually felt for him (IE the fly episode), but whenever he did something that made him gain points he proceeded to do something that made him lose triple the number in the same episode ew :/ (he totally lost me forever when he poisoned Brock in S4 but S5 was just - ewwwww. I’M STILL COMPLETELY IN DENIAL ABOUT MIKE WHY WALT WHY.) Also I’ve had a brief look at the tag here and wow I absolutely don’t get how people dislike Skyler at all because imo she’s a perfectly awesome person and god I couldn’t have lasted married to post-S2 Walt like honestly how do you even take his side is something I’m totally missing here. (That stated, if I were here I’d have tried to sleep with someone less of a tool than Ted, but that’s honestly the only time I couldn’t 100% say I’d have done the same thing as her. xD)

- re the others that aren’t the first two (who need a specific point): bless Hank for existing because seriously, I <3 him and I think he had some seriously awesome arcs - I’m sooo very intrigued for where he goes next, Marie grew on me a lot, Walter jr is honestly too nice for his dad please kid stay with your uncle and aunt forever, as far as I’m concerned Ted is the Daario Naharis of this show and therefore totally useless (well no I get the point for the plot but you get what I mean), Gus was too cool to live I suppose (haha, best death ever though!), and uhm I’m still totally sad about Gale because the guy was kind of genderbent me except with more chemistry knowledge? (Honest - he read Stephen King <3 and Whitman, he made himself tea in the evenings with that adorable kettle and the dispenser thing which is exactly how I do it and listened to stupid italian music though it seems to me that he had a huge collection while he was making tea I mean <3 LISTEN I HAD A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT GALE OKAY POOR BABY). But the thing is that I can’t even be angry about everyone who died up until this point because this show is so well-written that you get why they off them. Also wait I was forgetting but Saul is totally my guilty pleasure - like I know I shouldn’t like him and he’s totally a cockroach-like character but damn he cracks me up too much. I like him, okay, I can’t not.

- Though: CHRIST MIKE NOOOO I HAD NO CLUE DDDDD: like honest okay maybe he was too cool to live as well but DARN WALT if he had lost me before now I actively despise him, HOW COULD YOU D: Mike was awesome. And Cool with the capital C. And he loved his granddaughter. And he actually was a better influence on Jesse than Walt could ever be HAHAHAHAHA OBVIOUSLY LOOK AT HOW IT WENT, and I’m kind of happy that at least he went out like the badass he was but DAMN IT MIKE MY FEELS I HAD A LOT OF THEM CONCERNING YOU. Also I liked that he totally saw through Walt’s bullshit and stood up to it which was refreshing, but HOWEVER. SIGH. Clearly since my favorite had to be one of the main two characters it was the second-fave that had to get offed…

- Okay can we talk about my love story with Jesse Pinkman aka actual Eddie Dean gone wrong, because asdfghjkl I CAN’T WITH JESSE OKAY - the fact that he’s at least 70% Eddie Dean material probably secured him the first place spot but all things considered at least Eddie ended up with a mentor who actually gave a shit about him for real and wasn’t just interested in him as far as *he* was concerned, because christ but the way Walt manipulates him throughout S4/S5 were causing me literal pain D: I mean on top of all the crap this guy had going on (I mean is he this show’s punching bag or what) THAT was… such a level of disturbing that it made the Jane thing in S2 look like child’s play D: also I deeply respect the kid because he actually got through this entire thing with his conscience intact, which.. I’d say it’s more than I’d have given anyone credit for? Also someone needs to stop making kids die in front of him okay, I can’t, he needs to be in scenes where he’s adorable with them damn it D: Actually someone needs to give him a hug and be straight with him for once. And his parents need to… er, okay, I’m gonna stop there because while I get their point I srsly kind of hate them, oops. Then you wonder why he’s that fucked up D: I just love him to pieces okay <3 and I’m seriously hoping he gets something nice at the end because honest guy has earned it…

- Since I’ve marathoned the whole thing from the beginning I don’t even know if I have a favorite episode, but I think my favorite seasons overall were 2 and 4 - 5 has a good chance of being my favorite but I need to see how it ends to decide XD though damn that episode when they robbed the train was singularly made of the special kind of awesome.

- I also feel completely flabbergasted at how much you actually pay in the US for cancer treatment - like honest if this show had been set in the EU (or here for that matter) I’m pretty sure that Walt would have gotten 90% of the therapy for free. If not completely. And same re Hank’s physical therapy - I’m still not wrapping my head around the concept and I don’t think I ever will, but alllriiight.

- overall: ASDFGHJKL THE WRITING FOR THIS SHOW IS A++++ EVERYTHING, the characterizations are brilliant, I haven’t been bored once and I just love how everything fits together and how everyone even from early seasons worked organically into the story (ie Tuco’s uncle or Gale etcetera). Also how they did the opening of the episodes with the flashbacks/flashforwards in S2 and S3 was genius tho the S3 openers were honestly the most disturbing thing pretty much… and i SO TOTALLY CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE LAST EIGHT I’m so glad I don’t have to wait too long! (Well, I’ll probably have to wait a week to see the first and then good luck to me downloading the rest because I’m out pretty much all month except some random days in between, but I’ll manage somewhat XDD) this show I LOVE IIITTTTTTTT.

Hopefully when I'm back from the various places I'm going to this summer I can post about the last season along with everyone else. I'm so excited for it omg.

5) Pacific Rim was awesomecakes. I'm totally stalking fic for it on ao3 though I'm not planning on writing it anytime soon since I already am behind on fic I should finish and I'll be for years at the rate I'm going /o\, but anyway it was pretty much the only monsters vs humans action movie shot after the fifties that I've seen and actually really fucking liked - not to mention that it was a hell of a lot smarter than 99% of movies in that genre.

6) I have no clue of how I'm doing Gishwhes this year since I'm in Paris for a fifth of that week, but I'll manage to come up with something in that timeframe... (anyway, Misha = ♥ I CAN'T WITH HIM LATELY)

7) Oh, Under the Dome is also pretty cool, but if you read the book imo you can't enjoy it fully since they made two huge changes I'm not exactly down with. (Aka: my favorite character changed job and is stuck outside the dome so he has no role and Julia is too young for that part. I liked that she was older than the usual leading lady, damn it.)

d) Concerts-I've-seen-this-summer speaking: Bruce Springsteen was outofthisworldfuckingawesome as usual, Bon Jovi round two ended up in Dry County + These Days AGAIN which would have been enough but seriously asdfghjkl they were awesomecakessssss, the National were WOW (though seeing them the day after BJ after a three hour train ride put a hamper on my ability to stand up XD), the Patti Smith one I caught in April was outofthisworldexcellent but then again I think I've seen her more times than anyone else I've seen (except Bruce maybe) and I wasn't exactly surprised on that side. Also I ended up going with my parents to an Inti Illimani concerts that was for almost free in a park and while they definitely were more schooled on the songs than I was it was pretty damn good too.

e) Books I've read: Wild Cards as a whole is great but I'm not gonna go do a twenty one books series review in detail in a post that is already ridic crowded - suffices that I loved it. xD Considering that reading twenty books in a row took me five months and that I was doing the last finals I haven't read much other than that and my school books, but for something different: the last King (Joyland) is also pretty great and DOESN'T have a fucked up ending (!!!), though the last twenty pages made me scream in rage for different reasons - and I kind of cried at the end even if it was a book about killings in an amusement park. I'm completely beyond any kind of dignity. Saramago's Blindness (which I should have read years ago, in my plans..) is a total masterpiece as far as I'm concerned - probably I won't read a better one this year but then again we're talking about stuff that is waaaaay above average level. Coming down to less exquisitely literary deals, Fifty Shames of Earl Gray is hilarious. And you don't even need to read the original to have a crack, as long as you know the general plot and the basic character traits you're good. Honest, I spent a train ride trying not to read hysterically out loud.

f) On to the rest: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH YOU FLIST? ;_; I can't possibly catch up to... five months of missed entries especially when I'm leaving again tomorrow and I still have to finish packing so catch me up with what's been going on with you? At least when I'm back I won't be TOO MUCH out of the loop. <3

Aaaand okay I'm going to finish packing - I'll answer eventual comments in the evening :) (if I don't, I will at some point next week when I actually have time to do it from my outdated phone, ops.) ♥

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cassiopeia7: Calvin&Hobbes: hugscassiopeia7 on August 4th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
a) WOOHOO on finishing the Master's exams! As I said in the PM, the thesis will be a piece of cake and we'll soon have janie_tangerine, MA in the house. Congratulations and GO, YOU!! \o/

d) Berlusconi may -- perhaps -- actually be going to prison? Have sane Italians begun partying yet, or are you all waiting for the prison doors to clang shut behind him? ;D

1) Ah, SPN. I've spent the summer mostly ignoring the psycho fandom elements and being excited for S9 on my own terms. Never seen so many people bitch so loudly about the lack of female characters -- and then when one shows up, bitch even louder because she's now a threat to their pairing. At this point, I'm: "Just STFU and let me watch my show!" ;)

4) Guess I've now got to check out Breaking Bad, eh? That level of squee -- from YOU -- only means good things!

5) I know that dugindeep is working on a J2 version of Pacific Rim, so keep an eye out?

7) Thanks for the warning re Under the Dome, as I've read (and loved!) the book, haven't yet seen the miniseries, and tbh, am already unhappy with the changes you mentioned.

7e) You saw Springsteen again? *is jealous*

Happy travels, bb! Be safe!

Edited at 2013-08-04 05:50 pm (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on August 4th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: SHE LIVES!! \o/
a) I'M SO GLAD I'M DONE WOW SERIOUSLY the thesis is going to be nothing as horrible as the last two I had to get ready... like I honestly can't believe I have just that left :DDD

d) Nah, he won't. At best he gets house arrest for a year, you can't physically go to prison if you're older than seventy (thanks to a law HE made... XD), but I'm hoping that all the other trials go to an end soon and he ends up escaping to the Caribbeans forever. At this point I only care that he doesn't run for the elections at all since people are dumb and would still vote for him....

1) Gosh, I can't do with this anymore. Like, even if people in your pairing have casual sex with women it means that they can't ever get together? It's normal to have casual sex. It's also normal not to be celibate. It's also normal to get with someone after having made experiences with other people. I can spin this thing in about three different ways that could still realistically lead to that pairing canonically happening (which wouldn't happen before S10 anyway so), all the worrying is becoming extreme imo D: also yeah exactly, first we want new females but not if they hook up with the lead characters? That's soooo very logical... ;)

4) YES YOU DO. THAT SHOW IS *GOOD*. Not in the fannish way because I'm not sure I could be fannish about it but it's honestly the best writing I've seen since I caught up with The Wire last year and if I compare it to The Wire it means it's GOOD ;) and it has some seriously well-written characters, do try it! (it also has 13 episode long seasons so it's relatively not hard to catch up with). A+ would reommend forever ;)

7) Meh, I could have done with Rusty not being a main character though I'm still saaad about it as he was my favorite, but Julia is an amazingly good-looking redhead in her early thirties at most and... like, I thought it was actually awesome that in the book she was older than Barbie/not your usual young female lead, so this thing is legit pissing me off xD in itself is not a *bad* show at all, but watching it with the book in mind is definitely not a good idea.

e) yesssss I did! :DDD whenever he tours I try to catch at least one date and it was awesome ;)

thanks! :D

ETA: also, J2 Pacific Rim? *____* I might get over the distaste for RPF that fandom gave me because it sounds freaking awesome :DDDD

Edited at 2013-08-04 06:24 pm (UTC)
falafel_musings: breaking bad 1falafel_musings on August 4th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! It's so good to see a new entry from you, Janie. I'm missing a lot of my old flisters lately. If it were possible I'd go around Tumblr and Facebook and cyber-kidnap all my old LJ friends and bring them back here for a reunion. I'll have to wait till I become a cyber pirate. I'll get lenina, elliot and toes back here one day ;)

I missed your Game of Thrones recaps too ;) I was thinking about you all through the Red Wedding :( Damn that was...well 'harsh' doesn't begin to cover it.

That said, I haven't been that productive on my own LJ either. I have some new fandoms - Hannibal, Orphan Black & Orange is the New Black - all of which are awesome. I'm still watching Dexter (because I don't know how to quit Michael C Hall). I haven't started Under the Dome yet but I was planning to catch up with that at some point.

So Joyland is good? I haven't read a new King book in a while but I liked the look of that one. And Blindness has been on my to-read list for ages. I'm on my summer holiday so now is the time to catch up on my Goodreads challenge. I still need to finish 'Wool'. I recently read 'American Gods' for the first time and wondered why it took me so long.

I'm sooo happy to have you as a fellow BB fan! In regards to your last message to me on tumblr - yes, I do think Jesse has figured out that Walt killed Mike. There's a bonus scene on the S5 DVD where Jesse speaks with Saul and he seems to click that Walt couldn't have killed the guys in prison without Mike taking revenge. So if Mike hasn't come back to kill Walt then Jesse has to figure it's because Mike is no longer among the living.

Only one week left to wait for me. When are you back from your holiday? Here's hoping your internet connection is strong enough to keep up with the new episodes.

ETA: Oh, and congratz again on finishing your masters exams!

Edited at 2013-08-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: booksjanie_tangerine on August 4th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
DO IT! I sucked at keeping up mostly because LJ requires effort and the last few months I really was bad at it, but I'M NOT GOING TO ABANDON THIS SHIP DAMN IT, I'll hang on to it as long as I can ;) and yes, we should have a reunion! (And Lj should stop implementing stupid changes so users maybe would come back damn them)

I had to give that up too because as stated, EFFORT, but at some point I'll do something detailed about the season when I'm back for good. It kind of deserved more effort, lol. That stated YEAAAAAAH THAT WAS BAD. And I had been expecting it for like two years but it didn't help any in the IT HURTSSSS sense. Sigh. My poor baby. :(((

Oh right I totally forgot about Hannibal! Ooops. Even if it was the best thing I've seen lately, but it totally slipped my mind because I mostly sit back and stare in awe at it and I'm not exactly fannish yet. Under the Dome is pretty great if you don't know the parts they did wrong ;)

Joyland is good, yes! It's nothing groundbreaking but it's the right length, has a nice tight plot and the few plot twists in the right places, and the right dose of emotional, so yeah I'd totally recommend it - you'll finish it in three days probably, but it's a nice summer read. And Blindness = MAAASTERPIEEECEEE. Right, we're talking Nobel Prize winning writing but seriously I'm in total awe. (Actually, re Saramago I reaaally liked the Gospel according to Jesus Christ which I read like last year, but it's an entirely different setting XD) And American Gods is sooo good! It totally hooked me on Gaiman - I think I have just one left of his to read by this point...

... I honestly hope that Jesse takes revenge for his only decent father figure at least D: siiigh why couldn't they have gone out with their money. Jesse should have totally met Mike's niece it would have been adorable I think that I'm gonna catch up with the first when I get back on the 17th - I'll be at home so I can download it - and then depends, because if I'm back on the 25th for good then I can catch up with whatever's aired until then, if I have to go to my grandmother's it's gonna be early September, but since I have thesis stuff to do I should probably stay here, so hopefully I'll be along for the ride from episode three or so :)

thank you! :D <3
falafel_musingsfalafel_musings on August 4th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
I read 'The Gospel According to Jesus Christ' in college. Loved it!
goldenusagigoldenusagi on August 4th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
BREAKING BAD!!! I need to finish my S4 and S5 thoughts and post them before next Sunday, lol.

The show is flawless. Everything is thought out well in advance, characterization is immaculate, and I don't have one single negative nitpick about anything. It's just a damn good story.

Gus was indeed too cool to live. But the dude was badass.

I also feel completely flabbergasted at how much you actually pay in the US for cancer treatment - like honest if this show had been set in the EU (or here for that matter) I’m pretty sure that Walt would have gotten 90% of the therapy for free

Yeah. I've seen comments before that said that if this show had taken place in lots of other countries... well, it wouldn't have taken place. Because "getting" the money for treatment wouldn't even be an issue.
the female ghost of tom joad: gwendoline christiejanie_tangerine on August 10th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
YES YOU DO! It's such an excellent show! And damn, I'm leaving again tomorrow so I can't watch but NEXT WEEK! ALL MINE! I just love the writing so much. And yeah, I don't really have one complain at all, it's really that good *dies of awesome*

Yep. He was. :(( I miss him though. As it is I was rooting for him rather than Walter since mid-S3 or something....

I think it really couldn't have even been conceived in Europe. Like, I'm pretty sure that if Walt had lived here he'd have paid maaaaaybe some meds, but I'm talking 5k maximum of stuff - at least here you don't pay zilch. :(
goldenusagigoldenusagi on August 11th, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
I've got S4 thoughts posted, and am working on S5 right now! have to get it done before 5.09 airs, lol.
ciaimpalaciaimpala on August 5th, 2013 02:37 am (UTC)
Hi bb, I've missed you on here!!

*tackle hugs*

I would love postcards if you don't mind my dear :)

Mostly I'm just enjoying the end of my summer break, relaxing, cleaning, seeing family and friends, reading, watching movies, cuddling with my dog and napping... :)
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on August 10th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'M BAAAACKKKKKKKKK (well I'll be back for good when I actually am not on vacation, BUT DETAILS ;) )


sure, I noted it down when I was out! I'm probably gonna send everything from Paris so expect some in a bit ;)

And your summer plans look plenty good! :D
Kelly: {TV: LOST} he who will save us allgiventofly37 on August 5th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Congrats on finishing your exams!! And good luck on your thesis :)

I've been really behind on LJ too so don't worry about me...being on vacation for a month does that do you, haha.

Going to go follow you on Twitter btw, I'm 40shadesofgrey!
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on August 10th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D and haha MONTH LONG VACATIONS ARE AWESOME! and following you back in a moment, sorry for the lateness but my twitter app is weird when it comes to following people and this is the one day I actually have a computer ;) ;) <3
pyroblaze18: SPN: Dean - Brain Need Coffeekultiras on August 5th, 2013 07:17 am (UTC)
a) Congrats!!!! That is awesome news!

b) I do not miss the chaos that was my life during my thesis. Good luck!

c) oooo postcards sound fun! I would love one if it's not any trouble! My address is still the same if you have it from the holidays =)

1) At some point in the past year, as I got further into Marvel/Avengers fandom, I got further away from SPN wank, and I'm so happy about that. I'm actually looking forward to the new season in a way I haven't been in ages.

f) I really need to update my lj too. It's hard to believe how much time has gone by
the female ghost of tom joad: star wars hanjanie_tangerine on August 10th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
a) thank you! :DDD I'm so glad to be done omg

b) At the moment I'm actually glad because I DO SOMETHING I LIKE (no kidding, my master's was a feast of doing shit I didn't like) so at least there's that?

c) Sure! I'll send all the stuff from Paris anyway because in Vienna I ended up almost running out of money so you can definitely get one :)

1) aaaaah avengers <333 I totally just lurk in there because while I could read bruce/tony fic for the next twenty years I'm totally terrible at keeping everything straight between comics/books, I didn't read the comics anyway so I feel underqualified and I'm sticking with the lurking ;) clearly when I tried to get off the SPN wank I ended up running into the Game of Thrones wank, BUT XDDD anyway, I'm sososo excited for next season! And no ridiculous wank is ever going to make me change my mind ;)

f) I swear that this next fall I'm making up for the lack of updates the first half of the year *cracks knuckles and gets ready*
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the female ghost of tom joad: pizza is serious businessjanie_tangerine on August 10th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the job! :D that sounds awesome! ... the exams not so much but I'm coming from thethreeworstfinalsever so I totally feel your pain...

Having read the books this was definitely better than S2 too ;) but... meh, with S2 I always thought that they wrote it in a way that if you didn't know the source material you wouldn't get half of it, so. And yeaaaaah I really would like to hope that they'd tone it down, also because other than that there's also the Theon storyline which is just going to get worse in that sense and I can't even complain because that part's sadly canon -.- then again I'm starting to think that the naked women quota is inescapable :( UTD, as a book, was interesting mostly because it's more about the effects on the community rather than the scifi, so I suppose that it's why it can seem whacky (also I hear they changed the ending so I don't know where they're going with it either), but the thing selling it were the character interactions and I'd probably enjoy it a lot more if they had kept my favorite character (who was actually huge..) and didn't change Julia almost completely, but in itself it's enjoyable I suppose. Also pfffff in comparison to Lost this is a piece of cake ;)

The thing is that... he has like fifteen trials going on but he made specific laws so that 90% of them wouldn't ever come to an end, so the fact that one actually came to an end is plenty miraculous ;) but yeah, we usually do try to put them on trial... IF it works. At this point I'm just hoping he escapes to Antigua or somewhere else where he has some villas and fucks off for good :(
Janicejaydblu on August 10th, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
Congratulations on finishing the exams! I haven't been on much lately either, damn the evolution of real life.

I am a watcher, not reader of GOT, so the RW thing had my mouth hanging open. Like I held the remote in my hand for five minutes not believing what I had just seen. I had hints of spoilers, but damn. So, I get you.
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on August 10th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
RL is a cruel mistress :( and thank you! :D

when I read it I was 100% unspoiled and it was pretty bad, but I'm srsly thankful that I had known for two years before actually seeing it happen because considering how bad I took it regardless if I hadn't read the book I'd have gone straight into broken record comatose territory :(((( it's horrible, ugh. (Clearly when I picked my favorite character, I picked the one who had the worst death in the entire thing XD I should feel proud of myself. Or maybe not.)
Tinny: __cloudstinnny on August 17th, 2013 08:40 am (UTC)
Well, I'm behind on my flist as well, but happily lounging around on vacation and just enjoying the summer. Fandom-wise - yes, SPN was so awesome this season and I am very excited about S9. I've made quite a few pieces of art for it (all posted to tumblr, not here), and am happy to be in a big fandom again for a change.

Currently, I'm totally obsessed with The Americans. Which is just such an awesome, character-oriented show (I've made a rec post), and it has a tiny but committed fandom. So much fun to be interacting with people on a personal level. So... I'm happy to be in a tiny fandom again for a change, too. :D

I hope your vacation(s) are relaxing and interesting - or were, if you're already back.
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural team free will #3janie_tangerine on August 23rd, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yay for big fandoms! :D I'm so so excited for S9 :) and it just got better, didn't it?

And oooh, that show seems interesting! I might check it out when I'm back for good which will be around september 5th? I'm done with being outside the country but I'm visiting family until then so I'm not properly back - the vacation was pretty awesome until now though ;)