litlover12: (POI_R_S)
Worn out and sad here, after a stressful weekend in which every skater I was rooting for at U.S. nationals came in fourth or fifth (except Davis & White, bless them). Clearly I am a jinx. And entirely too emotional to watch any kind of sport, except maybe shuffleboard.

And I had such hope for Richard Dornbush, after a beautiful, clean, record-breaking (!) short program. As Adrian Monk used to say, "Isn't hope the worst?"
litlover12: (POI_F&R)
Got this meme from [livejournal.com profile] modernelegance, who is a true artist with gifs. I am not a true artist with gifs -- in truth, I can barely get them to work. But with her encouragement, I'm going to give it another try. Meme (with gifs) under the cut!

Here goes nothing . . . )
litlover12: (GK1)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms (a list might be helpful). Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?

2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?

5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

[livejournal.com profile] nuranar picked these fandoms of mine: Dickens, Gene Kelly, and Monk.


Fangirling ahead . . . )

litlover12: (GK1)
Well, Tony Shalhoub, look at you!



I've always wanted to see this play. Now I REALLY want to see it!!
litlover12: (WC2)
I wasn't going to do this again. I was not going to get sucked into another TV fandom. The last show I fangirled -- really, truly, deeply, wholeheartedly fangirled -- tore my heart into little tiny bleeding pieces and jumped up and down on them. It's been years and I still get depressed when I think about it, that's how awful it was. I've had shows I've loved since then, like Monk and Psych and (most of the time) House, shows that made me laugh and cry and squee and even argue for hours on fan boards, but no more hardcore fandom. I was NOT going to go there again, ever.

And now look at me. I think it was the events of "Free Fall" and "Hard Sell" that did it -- pulled me in so deep it's probably too late to throw me a rope. I look at White Collar promo photos and obsess over what might be going on in them. I hunt for spoilers. I look for fanlistings to join. I want a Peter Burke of my very own (with a Neal Caffrey just to look at every once in a while). I want to write fanfiction.

I am in deep doo-doo here, people.
litlover12: (HP)
Thanks to Nibs at Wickfield for this meme. I'm sure many of you have done it before, but if it's new to you and you'd like to try it, consider yourself tagged! Apologies for any unorthodox spacing; LJ is really acting up for me these days.

"List twelve characters from any fandom/literary source, and then answer the following questions." Make SURE that you list the characters BEFORE reading the questions!!!

  1. Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities)
  2. Anne Shirley (the Anne of Green Gables series)
  3. Lord Peter Wimsey (the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
  4. Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit)
  5. Sara Crewe (A Little Princess)
  6. Miss Betsey Trotwood (David Copperfield)
  7. Harriet Vane (the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
  8. Lily Bart (The House of Mirth)
  9. Father Tim Kavanaugh (the Mitford series)
  10. Adrian Monk (Monk)
  11. Radar (M*A*S*H)
  12. Archie Goodwin (the Nero Wolfe mysteries)

In which the above named have some strange adventures . . . )

litlover12: (WC1)
I admit it, I cried!

And speaking of USA shows, PETER BURKE OH NO YOU DID NOT JUST DO THAT WHAT THE HECK
litlover12: (P1)
So it seems there's a full-on hate toward Natalie Morales going on at the USA White Collar boards. For the life of me, I cannot figure this out. From her very first appearance she suddenly started generating this overwhelming negativity, which has flabbergasted me completely. Not only have her acting and the character she's playing been criticized to death, but I went in there tonight and found her being referred to as "Agent Bug-Eyes." (!)

If she were a terrible actress hired strictly for her looks and dragging the show down, okay, I would get it. Been there, seen that, been driven up the wall by it. But this woman is a fully competent actress (can I get a witness, Middleman fans?) in a relatively small part. People have different tastes, it's true, but even if she were as bad as they say -- and that would take some doing; I doubt that even Tommy Wiseau could be as bad as that -- she still couldn't ruin the entire show. I think a few people are still mad that she replaced the actress from the pilot, whose name escapes me at the moment -- Marsha Something? -- but it's common knowledge that that actress had other commitments and left of her own accord. Same thing happened on Psych and lots of other shows. It's hardly Morales's fault.

The obvious explanation suggests itself to my mind -- the green-eyed monster, anyone? -- but I hesitate to believe it's something that silly and childish. Then again, "Agent Bug-Eyes" doesn't exactly scream maturity. Another possibility could be racism, I guess, but everyone seemed fine with Marsha Something, who's African-American, so that doesn't seem to make sense either.

I suppose I rattle on too much about a silly message board, and it's probably yet another sign that I need to get a life. But it's kind of sad, you know? There used to be such a great group of people on that board way back when, and we used to have such fun discussions. I don't know what happened to them all. I got away from posting there for a while, and now that I'm back, it's all "Monk + Natalie 4eva!!! DIE ALBRIGHT DIE!!!!!!!" on the one forum, and "Agent Bug-Eyes" on the other. At least the Psych forum seems to contain a few sane fans -- for now . . .
litlover12: (P1)
And she was right, Natalie is totally an enabler.
litlover12: (P1)
I am really, really, really, REALLY tired of Monk/Natalie shippers.

That is all.

(I just had to say it, and I didn't dare say it on the USA message boards. People there would probably start sending me the creepy little voodoo dolls from tonight's episode.)
litlover12: (P1)
MST3K Volume 15 out tomorrow! Whoopee!!

Plus, Early Edition (season 2), The Middleman (first, last, and only season :-( ), Monk (season 7), and Psych (season 3) are all out in the next few weeks. This month seems to have been designed expressly to bankrupt me.

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