litlover12: (Psych)
. . . I have only one thing to say, and I think I'll let Tom Servo say it for me.

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: (MST3K5)
When do we get to the part where Locke stops weirding me out? Because he is still WEIRDING ME OUT.

Granted, I'm still in season 1. Don't look at me like that. I'm trying to watch this AND get through Lawrence of Arabia AND my new MST3K box set AND keep up with all my weekly shows plus whatever's good on TCM. It's a lot.  
litlover12: (MST3K3)
I have been remiss. I have actually allowed an old and dear LJ friend (stand up, [livejournal.com profile] mosinging1986!) to go all this time without knowing what Mystery Science Theater 3000 is. I have been a poor evangelist for a most worthy and deserving show, and I am deeply, deeply ashamed.

So here, everyone, have some "Werewolf." This compilation of clips doesn't have every single one of my favorite lines ("My wallaby means a lot to me" is sadly missing, for instance) but it's a pretty good overview. And if the girl-group skit at 4:12 doesn't scar you for life, well then, you just might have what it takes to become a MSTie.

litlover12: (MST3K4)
I could not possibly care less about the mother of the daughter of the Turk saved from imprisonment on a false charge in another country by the son of the blind old man now in exile in Germany. Would you kindly just GET ON WITH THE STORY YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE TELLING!?

Honestly, no one does tangents like a 19th-century novelist.

And the ability to suspend disbelief in those days must have been monumental, too. How could anyone picture Frankenstein's monster reciting pages and pages of this rigmarole to the creator who's sitting there itching to kill him, without half-dying of laughter? For the most part, this is undeniably a powerful story, but it certainly has its MST3K-able moments.

Icon meme

Oct. 6th, 2011 08:29 pm
litlover12: (EE)
I signed on for this ages ago -- sorry for the delay, [livejournal.com profile] sylverwind!

The meme:

1. Reply to this post with some kind of a yes, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

(I think I did this one long ago, but I decided to do it again!)

This way to the icons . . . )
litlover12: (TKS2)
I really want to see W.E., Madonna's new film about one modern woman's obsession with Wallis Simpson. This surprises me, because

(1) I can't stand Madonna.
(2) I don't like Wallis Simpson.
(3) The modern character doesn't sound like much of a prize, either.

The only reason I can come up with is that I find the period and its events so fascinating, I'll watch anybody's film about it. I imagine this one will be rather like watching The King's Speech in a funhouse mirror -- it's even being called "the anti-'King's Speech.'" (Don't miss that article I just linked to -- it's really good. I love TKS screenwriter David Seidler's jab at "the most selfish love story ever told.") Though I vastly prefer the pro-Bertie point of view, it should still make for an interesting experience.

Well, and also, if early reviews are anything to go by, W.E. should be a movie rich in snarking possibilities. See what all these years of Mystery Science Theater 3000 have done to me?
litlover12: (MST3K2)
Looking for some help mending my messy ways, I followed the recommendation of several acquaintances and visited FlyLady.net. One quick scan of the site, and I about died from sugar shock. This woman was baby-talking me! And she wanted to hug me! After two minutes on the site! Geesh, lady, you could at least buy me dinner first.

From what I did see, she had some good ideas and useful steps to improvement, but why all the coos and kissy-faces? Do women really like being infantilized like that? I suppose many of them must, since the site is so popular.* But there must be some sort of alternative for girls like me, the snarky girls who grew up on a steady diet of Dorothy Parker and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Anyone got a good recommendation for a get-your-stuff-in-order-once-and-for-all kind of site where they don't want to smother you with embraces?

*And since Beth Moore's Bible studies are so popular. I've heard about these for years and years, but only recently found out what they were like -- specifically, all the "dear one"s and so forth. But I have to give her this much -- at least she's creating actual Bible studies for women. Someone at Stuff Christians Like pointed out Moore is a welcome relief from the kind of women's Bible study curricula that consist of "ALWAYS SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBAND, and oh by the way Jesus Christ died for you." So that's something.
litlover12: (CY)
This one's from Nina at Wickfield.

First: If you've been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question. Second: Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

(I'd have used an LJ cut, but it doesn't want to work. What is up with LJ these days, anyway? It seems to be going out of its way to be obnoxious.)

What song are you currently addicted to?

Mm, hard to say; I always seem to be listening to all kinds of songs. Right now, pretty much anything by Chris Young, I guess. Especially "Burn."

What books are you currently reading?

Way too many to list. :-) I'll just name the ones I have listed on my Visual Bookshelf on Facebook: the latest biographies of Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton; Anna Karenina; and Dickens, Christianity, and The Life of Our Lord. I'm also rereading Barnaby Rudge for the current group reading project at Dickensblog.

What's the funnest thing you've done today?

It's been more of a work day than a fun day. The most fun thing has been doing this meme, I guess! Well, that and playing with the neighbors' cats.

ZOMBIES OR ROBOTS?

Robots!

Sweet or salty?

Both!

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?

I have many ongoing ones, but my most recent one is White Collar.

Cake or Death?
Definitely cake!! (And our neighbor just brought over a REALLY YUMMY one!)

What websites do you always visit when you go online?

The site that I manage at work, Dickensblog, LiveJournal, Facebook, and Twitter. There are other sites I visit frequently, but those are the ones I go to pretty much every time.

What was the last thing you bought?

A tall vanilla soy latte at Starbucks.

What fictional character are you most like?
Jessica Raney from Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon: timid, creative, loyal, hardworking, and affectionate.

Favorite toy growing up?

My baby doll Shelly.

What do you do to change your mood?

Any number of things: pray, exercise, write in a journal, read, watch something funny. If all else fails, I take a 5HTP capsule. (It's a supplement I take to help me sleep at night, but it's also good for moods. It's non-prescription and harmless . . . mostly. You can actually have nightmares if you take too much, as I know to my cost!)

What was the last meal you ate?
Stuffed salmon, rice, roasted mixed vegetables, tomato and olive salad, and cake!

Do you want to learn another language?

I'd like to relearn Italian. I took it as an undergraduate and loved it. Took it again in grad school, some time later, and the teacher was so terrible I think I actually regressed in my understanding of the language! Of course I had forgotten a lot in the years between, but I swear I actually knew less Italian when I came out than when I went in.

Five things you can't live without: 

God, family, friends, books, flowers

Find the closest book currently sitting near you and flip to page 54. What is the first sentence of the second paragraph?

"There was a slight amount of defiance in her voice, but Mrs. Lacey did not seem to notice it." Agatha Christie, "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding," in the book Murder for Christmas

What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?

"Would you go out with me?"

(I won't say to whom I want to say it. I'm pretty sure he doesn't read this journal . . . but I can't be 100 percent certain!)

What are you looking forward to?

Visiting one of my favorite shops on Wednesday. :-) It's pretty far away, but I'm going to be in the area that day, so I'm planning a stop there.

I tag [livejournal.com profile] valancy_s , [livejournal.com profile] tempestsarekind , [livejournal.com profile] mosinging1986 , [livejournal.com profile] modernelegance , [livejournal.com profile] jenny_wildcat , [livejournal.com profile] velle  (I know, you just finished the last one I gave you! :-) ), [livejournal.com profile] sonneta , and [livejournal.com profile] wunderkind_lucy .

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I don't know where this came from originally (I got it from the MST3K community), but I LOVE IT.

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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