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06 April 2014 @ 11:39 am
Although I was never the most active posters/commenter (by which I mean, pretty much never), I did keep up reading LJ at least. I'm not quite sure when I wandered away, but it's been a REALLY LONG time, and I feel so out of the loop!


SO many thoughts. Here are a few:

- I don’t know who told Steve he has to buy his T-shirts at Baby Gap, but I highly approve. (I suspect Natasha. You go, girl!)

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25 August 2013 @ 07:36 pm
Waiting for this to air on the west coast is KILLING ME, but someone posted this on Tumblr (from a photo of their TV screen, I'm guessing):

06 June 2013 @ 07:12 pm
So after having not written a story in... however the hell long it's been since my last SeSa, I decided to jump back into fic writing fandom by... entering a Big Bang!

I have a bunch of bunnies and sort-of-started things, and I'm pretty sure which one I'm going to do, and I keep telling myself that having a fixed deadline will be MOTIVATION! But, uh, we'll see how that goes.

How are all of you? I miss the days when LJ was the hopping place to be for all your fandom needs.
07 May 2013 @ 09:31 pm
Well, not hates Tumblr, but I agree with her that it's an impossible place to try and have a conversation. In fact, one of the things that drives me nuts on Tumblr is when people try to use it to have a conversation, and I have to scroll past 97 "ask me a question!" or whatevers. If you want to have an LJ, GO GET AN LJ.

Or, better yet, use the one you have, Liz! Hey, let's do that.

So apparently i think all of you keep up with my life via osmosis, and should just magically know what I'm up to. Probably not.

I have a fandom again! If, you know, by "have a fandom" I mean one where I read a lot of fanfic, and have tentatively started poking at some of my own fic. I am sort of desperate to talk to people about ALL MY FEELS about Iron Man 3 and how it fits into the Avengers universe, so please come do that, if that's your thing.

Speaking of my the Avengers 'verse, someone wrote a story the other day talking about how Steve was color blind before the serum, and how different the world was to him afterwards. It was really beautifully done, and I was all, "Oh, that's totally in my headcanon for Steve now," except it turns out it's not headcanon--it's canon-canon! The materials with the Phase 1 box set include Steve's pre-serum physical maladies, one of which is... color blind! This totally blows my mind, and gives me a whole new view of the character. I'm excited to incorporate it into ... something I will hopefully finish writing, one of these days.

I'm back east for about 10 days starting the 18th. Dealing with mom's house, seeing people, dealing with mom's house some more. I suppose burning it down isn't a productive option?

Ah well, at least I get to discover what's in the mysterious safety deposit box!
04 February 2013 @ 08:38 am
I don't even know what to say about everything. Thank you so much to everyone who sent me good thoughts, here and on FB and on Twitter.

I'm back in California now, and it seems so unreal. Back in NJ, in my mother's house, it was so clear all the time that she wasn't there. Now I'm back in my apartment in familiar surroundings, and there doesn't seem to be any difference in my life than when my mom was just back in NJ, a phone call away. Well, except for the suitcase full of paperwork, the fact that her friends keep calling me, and that I randomly start crying.

I just. I have no idea how to do this. I have no idea how anyone does this.
So, to no one's surprise more than mine, I suddenly find myself in a fandom! How did that happen? I don't even remember the last time I devoured fic (and one of the joys of finding a well-established fandom is that there's SO MUCH FIC, of course, one of the problems is trying to hunt down the good fic amongst the deluge).

Oh, and it's Avengers, if you were wondering.

It started out quietly. I rented (yes, people still rent movies, thank you, RedBox) Avengers one weekend, because I remembered I'd really liked it. I still did! Then the next weekend I rented Captain America and Iron Man 2. Not long after that, topaz119 posted a bunch of fic recs, some of which were Avengers stories, so I clicked through and read a few, and that was pretty much the beginning of the end. Or, well, really, the beginning of the beginning.

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This is really my first time spending any significant time over on AO3 (I had signed up for an account a while ago, with some vague idea about posting all my old fic over there just for the hell of it and archive purposes, but had pretty much never used it), and I love that you can mark stories to read for later, and subscribe to find out when a WIP is updated, and make your own bookmarks, and if you love a story you can click on the author's name to see all his or her OTHER stories, plus the stories he or she recommends. It's helping me navigate my way through the morass, somewhat.

So, um, yeah. Yay, fandom! I'm excited, I'm having fun, and I guess I need to go get some new icons! So far I've pretty much just been reading fic, but if you're into Avengers fandom and have some communities here on LJ to recommend, I'd be happy to know! And story, recs, of course.
24 June 2012 @ 01:17 pm
The short version:

- Came out to SoCal in January from NJ with two suitcases.
- Worked a contract position for five months.
- Was offered permanent job last week, start officially tomorrow.
- Signed papers for apartment yesterday, move in July 20th.
- Basically need to buy EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD for the apartment.

So, I guess I'm staying in Santa Clarita (it's a bit north of Los Angeles, for those of you who know as much about California geography as I did before I came out here!).

How have you all been? Anything new? :)
22 October 2011 @ 10:52 pm
I love that the universal reaction to the news of the guys getting together for Chris's birthday has been, "All five of them. No, really. ALL FIVE. INCLUDING JUSTIN."
20 June 2011 @ 10:04 pm
I got an order for cars from "Cars", but didn't have a cookie cutter that looked anything like a car. So... I used a pumpkin!

First I traced out the pumpkin cookie cutter, and did a rough draft of what I thought the cookie should look like. Then I cut out the pumpkin, trimmed off the top and bottom, and used an upside down "1" cutter to cut out the space between the wheels. And... voila! Cars!
17 March 2011 @ 05:57 pm
I actually made these for a friend's daughter, but hey, we have the same first initial!
17 March 2011 @ 05:56 pm
Maybe I'm just following the wrong people, but I continue to be baffled at how careless people are on Twitter and Tumblr about TV show spoilers, as opposed to people being (generally) considerate on LiveJournal. I'm not one of those spoiler-phobic people who get all rageful if spoilers appear, but in general I prefer to avoid them, or at least have a CHOICE in the matter. If I'd wanted to go into the end of the season of "Glee" with a blank slate, that was completely destroyed when everyone and their mother blasted the Paleyfest spoilers across Tumblr and Twitter last night.

So is it just me, or do other people see a big difference? I'm not really talking about the people who live-tweet shows, making those on the West Coast have to avoid Twitter for three hours if they want to stay unspoiled (though that's annoying, too), but the people who blast out far-ahead big plot spoilers.
13 March 2011 @ 06:58 pm
I just need to share this... a friend of mine is in the Broadway show "War Horse", which has its first preview on Tuesday, so I decided to make cookies... in the shape of a horse. Well, it made sense in my head.

I can't post this on FB or he'll see it, so I figured I would share it with all of you. :)

16 October 2010 @ 10:59 pm
In response to the tragic suicides among LGBT youth across the nation, young stars of Broadway have come together in song. This song is dedicated to anyone who has ever been bullied or victimized because of who they are or how they are perceived.

15 October 2010 @ 09:00 pm
That was the best episode of Smallville I've seen in YEARS.
24 September 2010 @ 11:36 pm
So apparently I'm the only one who liked the Supernatural season premiere, and who thought that while it wasn't the greatest episode ever, it worked as a really good set up for the conflicts to be overcome and the journey to be taken this season?

Well, okay then!
14 August 2010 @ 08:05 pm
A friend of mine is trying to hunt down the "Xander the Vampire Series" fanfics by Adalisa, which seem to have mostly disappeared from the Interwebs. Anyone have any idea where a copy might be found? (I'm mostly thinking apetslife is my best hope here, but any other suggestions welcome! I tried the usual WayBack Machine/Google Cache hunting with little to no luck.)

Thanks, everyone!
21 June 2010 @ 09:08 pm
I don't know how many of you are "Glee" fans, but Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James) did a solo show at Joe's Pub last night that was FANTASTIC. Here's a playlist of the whole show. 12 HD videos, including banter and songs:

02 June 2010 @ 08:34 pm
Your challenge is to write crossover fanfiction combining the Monkees and Emeril Legasse.
The story should use drug abuse as a plot device!

Generated by the Terrible Crossover Fanfiction Idea Generator
28 April 2010 @ 07:43 am
I had actually been thinking about this earlier in the week, but it had slipped my mind until I saw someone mention "Hiatus Day" on Facebook. Can't really decide if April 28, 2002 seems like a million years ago, or just yesterday....

So many people in my life because of those five guys. SO MANY. Even if they never sing a song together again (WHICH THEY SHOULD. BY THE WAY.), I'm so grateful for that.

And in honor of the day, starsprinkles created a Tumblr! Check it out! http://mustbepop.tumblr.com/
25 April 2010 @ 01:14 am
One of my favorite Broadway boys had a gig at Joe's Pub on Wednesday, and closed out the show with Justin's "LoveStoned" as his encore.


(If you're a Gossip Girl fan, yes, that's Eric's ex-boyfriend Jonathan)
14 April 2010 @ 10:49 am
I never bothered to get any Spring Awakening icons aside from those featuring Jonathan and Lea, and now thanks to "Glee", they're all magically relevant again!

Honestly, I have almost no thoughts on last night's episode of Glee more coherent than, "Jonathan Groff on my television every week, please?"

ETA: And for those of you who have never seen him do anything but Glee, here's Jonathan WITHOUT the autotuning!

02 January 2010 @ 10:19 am
I remember seeing at some point, in one of the debates about the new archive, that someone complained that you couldn't see all the fandoms represented in Yuletide, because the search only brought back a certain number of the most recent stories. And then that person realized there was a master list of every Yuletide fandom.

Which I, for life of me, cannot find. Nor can I remember whose LJ the discussion occurred in.

24 November 2009 @ 11:14 am

Lambert Bumped from GMA Fall Concert Series Show Due to Controversial AMA Performance, 11/25

According to a Good Morning America audience coordinator, Adam Lambert's highly anticipated free concert in New York City tomorrow, November 25, has been cancelled due to thousands of complaints from viewers over his recent sexually explicit American Music Awards performance on Sunday. The concert was to be part of Good Morning America's "Fall Concert Series."

A cancellation e-mail distributed to fans this morning reads:

Attn: Adam Lambert Fans (About the November 25,2009 concert):

The Adam Lambert Concert on Good Morning America at the Hudson Theatre has been officially cancelled. It is not necessary to come to the theatre because it will be closed. Thank you for your interest in the show and Adam Lambert. We look forward to your attendance at future events.

The concert was to have taken place at the Hudson Theatre on 44th Street, for upwards of 700 fans, to be aired on Good Morning America tomorrow morning.

During the controversial American Music Awards performance, Lambert kissed his male keyboard player on one occasion, and rubbed another male dancer's face in his crotch on another, drawing thousands of complaints to ABC, which broadcast the awards event.

The Good Morning America concert was scheduled as a promotional event for his new album For Your Entertainment, which dropped yesterday.

ETA: If you'd like to let Good Morning America your opinion of their decision, a handy-dandy contact form is here: http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3271346&cat=Good%20Morning%20America
27 August 2009 @ 11:22 am
The official announcement isn't out yet, but it should hit any time now... Tom Lenk (Andrew, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") will be taking over as Franz in Broadway's "Rock of Ages" after Wesley Taylor leaves on September 13th. Interestingly enough, Tom actually originated the role of Franz in the first production of the show in Los Angeles, lo those many moons ago.

I think the thing I'm most amused about will be watching the Buffy fans mingle with the Constantine Maroulis fans....
23 July 2009 @ 10:06 am
From last night's So You Think You Can Dance.... absolutely killed me.