kungfuwaynewho: (ib laughing)
Tonight my sister and I watched two episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Frank's Pretty Woman" and "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore."  We also watched the Season Seven blooper reel.

I laughed so hard I cried, and then my throat closed up, and then I had a coughing fit, and then I threw up a little.

I'm not even exaggerating, not even a little bit.
kungfuwaynewho: (bsg chief anders helo)
I need everyone to keep their fingers crossed today!  Actually, I don't want that to read as some ambiguous "think good thoughts" thing, so at some point during the day, for me, just, like, literally and actually cross your fingers.  Anytime.  At lunch, after you've brushed your teeth, as you're letting the dog out, whatever, just...cross your fingers.

I'm not saying why!  Just do it!

Also, [livejournal.com profile] sonneta, you still have a prompt/request to give me, should you choose, from your amazing comments on my screenwriting thingy.  Drop something here!
kungfuwaynewho: (hp gradient)

So who else is going to join me in pretty much weeping uncontrollably from now until July 15?
kungfuwaynewho: (fine eyes)
So I just started this new Pride and Prejudice book and it's...okay.  I'd read another trilogy that was much better, the events of the book from Darcy's perspective; still, this one has sex so that's fun.  But it kind of got me thinking about this whole genre of books, which is basically just published fanfiction.  Some of them even start out as fanfic posted online.

What it made me think about is that I obviously just need to write some Austen novel-length fanfic.  Except when I think on it, all that comes to me is some weird AU Marianne Dashwood/Severus Snape thing and that doesn't even make sense.  But if I had the time, I think I'd write something along those lines anyway, because I am coming up with the most cracked-out wonderful ideas.

That's...the extent of this post.  Who else am I going to talk about wanting to write a Sense and Sensibility/Harry Potter crossover if not with you guys?
kungfuwaynewho: (bsg baltar bored)
There's a couple parts of every script that are hard for me to write, and one of those parts is the very first part.  I have a tough time with opening scenes, and that's what I'm working on right now.

Well, was working on, until I decided that I really needed to post.  About what?  No clue.  So here's a random list of things that are randomly popping into my mind as I type.
  • I really need to stop answering "Thank you" with "Sure thing!"
  • Hot tea is the right temperature for about eighty seconds.
  • It does no good to write out lists of upcoming due dates, goals, plans, etc. if I promptly lose said lists.
  • I really want to finish watching Caprica (I got bummed out when it was canceled and took a break), but I have, like, eleventy other shows I'm watching right now.
  • Exactly 100 word drabbles are the dickens to write.
kungfuwaynewho: (b5 john huh)
I just shelved a book, and the author's name was Alan Bradley.  And I was like, literally and out loud, "Tee hee Alan Bradley!"  And then I looked around really quick to make sure no one had heard me be a total loser.
kungfuwaynewho: (dwight sad)
Last year, I had to cancel my gym membership because I couldn't afford it anymore.  It was okay during the summer and fall, because I could get outside and walk.  But ever since winter set in, I've been feeling pretty sedentary.  So yesterday I checked out a workout DVD from the library, and decided I would just start doing what I could inside.

Except I only made it through about the first fifteen minutes, because I can't figure out how to do it.  And this is always my problem with workout DVDs, and every time I try again I'm like, "maybe this time I will magically have become more coordinated!"  But I never do.  The women on the screen look so graceful and athletic, and I just feel like my arms and legs don't know how to work at the same time.  By the time I manage to actually work out how the move is supposed to go, the perky chipper little thing running the video has already moved on.  And I know, I know, you have to practice and it might take a couple times before you get everything down.  I still end up feeling like an absolute nitwit.

Does anyone have any workout video recs that don't require you to be graceful or coordinated?  Because I think I'm just going to start making super upbeat playlists and dancing around like a coked-out Elaine from Seinfeld.
kungfuwaynewho: (b5 john huh)
I wrote this big long entry about how I haven't been able to write any fic in awhile, beyond a few crappy paragraphs here and there, but it was boring and whiny even to me.  I was rereading for typos before posting and I was like, shit, this is the epitome of no1curr.

So instead I am going to ask a fandom-nonspecific question, in the hope that the answers will help me figure something else out.  And, you know, be interesting to read besides.

What is your all-time favorite ship?  Why?  And what was the moment/scene/episode that made you feel really invested in that relationship?  And if you can't narrow it down to one, just write about two or three.  (But not, like, ten.  Commit, you wishy-washy girl.)  (Unless you're a boy.)  (Do any boys even read this?)

My pick! )

:( :( :(

Jan. 11th, 2011 07:49 am
kungfuwaynewho: (dwight sad)
I have to go to work today.

kungfuwaynewho: (ready set van gogh)
I'm starting what I hope will be a regular feature - random pictures from my cell phone!
 
Cats and dogs and Christmas and Battlestar! )
kungfuwaynewho: (ad gob angry)
Thursday - that's four days ago now - [livejournal.com profile] nhpw told me that Tron (1982) was up on YouTube.  Now, I have not seen Tron since I was a tiny little kid.  I don't actually remember anything about it.  I have been trying to watch Tron since June - right around the time I got obsessed really into Babylon 5 and wanted to see more of Bruce Boxleitner.  So, as you can imagine, I was pretty excited.

I was even more excited when I clicked the link and saw that it was a really, really high quality upload.  I decided to download the movie from YouTube.  First of all, I was afraid it would get yanked, and I didn't want to risk missing it now that it was so close.  Second, I didn't want to watch it on my crappy old computer monitor.  No, I would convert the mp4s to AVIs, merge them into one file, and watch the movie on my nice big actual TV.

Thursday I downloaded.  Friday I converted.  Friday night!  Tron night!  A night for which to watch Tron!  Except...I couldn't get the mp4s to convert.  And when I finally did, I couldn't get the files to merge.  It's now Saturday.  I'm still working on it.  Reading FAQs.  Downloading new programs.  Finally my sister asks why I don't just download the movie from megaupload or something.  That is a great idea!  Why I have never thought of this!

So I did.  A great big AVI file.  It was shiny.  Happy, beaming, maybe crying a little, I burned it onto a DVD and pranced to the TV.  I loaded the DVD.  It...did not play.  

Hmm.  So I downloaded another one.  This time I just put it on a flash drive - make sure it works first.  I was troubled when a prompt came up telling me that some file properties couldn't be transferred, but I was still hopeful at this point.  But no.  It didn't play, either.

Sunday morning...

The third time's the charm. )
kungfuwaynewho: (ad gob angry)
I think I'm over Thanksgiving.

I mean, it was never my favorite holiday by a long-shot.  I mostly appreciated it as a break from school.  But the last few years I have become more and more disenchanted with the day.  I mean, is it really a holiday?  Is it?  Every other holiday, in addition to the big meal, has something else associated with it.  Christmas has presents!  Halloween has candy and ghosts!  Valentine's Day has flowers and chocolates and SadFM!  St. Patrick's Day has booze!  Hell, Arbor Day has trees.  But Thanksgiving?  Has a big meal and a contractually obligated sense of shame and guilt for not feeling more thankful the rest of the time, especially when you're sitting there trying to think of something you are actually thankful for and all you can come up with is your new pair of fluffy winter socks.

My Thoughts on Thanksgiving )
kungfuwaynewho: (drh what)
Sometimes I wish I could Ctrl-Z real life.  I was blowing out the candle I had lit and picked up the holder to bring it to me, instead of leaning up to it.  The candle tilted, and I spilled melted wax on my keyboard and desk.  Ctrl-Z!  Undo!  Undo!

So I finished Sequence One today!  I divide a screenplay into eight sequences, each about 10-15 pages long; Act One is S1-2, Act Two is S3-6, and Act Three is S7-8.  It helps me keep track of structure, and it breaks a draft down into more manageable chunks.  So this installment takes us up to the inciting incident, or catalyst.  Whee!
Pages 7-13 )
kungfuwaynewho: (tng picard :o)
I realized I was perhaps a little stressed over packing and heading down for the Festival when I couldn't find the power cord to my portable DVD player and ended up crying, half underneath my bed, head resting against a dusty board game box.  (I finally found it!  It was downstairs.)  But I think I needed a little cry; I'm big on catharsis, so it worked out.

I hate packing, though.  All my shit's strewn all over the house and I can never remember where I put that one thing that I will definitely need even though I secretly know I will never get it out of my suitcase.  This afternoon, for ten minutes, that thing was my book light.  What if I want to read in the hotel room!  But my eyes hurt and I don't want the lamp on!  What then!  Speaking of books, I had this kind of existential crisis over which book I'd bring with me to read on the plane.  The book I'm currently reading is a hardcover and will take up a lot of room in my purse.  Should I bring a paperback then?  I don't have any paperbacks checked out from the library.  Should I make a special trip to the library?  No, I'll read an old one.  Which one?  JESUS BRAIN JUST SHUT UP IT DOESN'T MATTER DON'T MAKE ME COME UP THERE.  Turns out I should have made a special trip to the library because the Farscape disc I checked out?  They didn't unlock the case so I can't watch it.  Sheesh.

I'm just glad that I lived in Austin for two years, so if I end up forgetting something I won't have to worry about finding a Walmart or a CVS or whatever.  I hate driving around strange cities looking for a place to buy, say, contact solution or PJs or Advil or a pair of shoes.  (None of these would be things I've forgotten to pack in the past, nosiree.) 

I think when I finish up tonight, I will make myself a Scotch.
kungfuwaynewho: (fringe bound)
It's TV premiere week!  That means it's Fringe premiere week!  Yay!

I did these a couple weeks ago for the [livejournal.com profile] fringeverse challenge community.  Two drabble-length diary entries from the POV of two characters.  

Peter's Diary Entry )

Astrid's Diary Entry )

My first love was a very complicated man.  He was very, very rich, and also very, very handsome.  So you can see how I was attracted, but also how he ended up being a very arrogant, self-centered person.  Plus, there were ex problems, too.  It was kind of a passionate, tumultuous thing that didn't last very long, but when it did?  He was pretty much all I thought about.

More about my first love. )
kungfuwaynewho: (b5 logically)
This morning I put on eyeshadow and mascara before I remembered to put my contacts in.  Monday![Poll #1612594]Of course, all of this is contingent on me figuring out a plot, since right now I'm mostly only thinking about tiny adorable teenage John/Delenn kissyface.

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