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( Mar. 14th, 2010 05:56 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] tinx_r, I think you'll be glad to know that I decided to save the ten seasons of Stargate for later and watch season 2 of Riptide first. So you can expect there to be Riptide-related squeeing soon.

I'm only seven minutes into the first ep of season 2 and there's already inappropriate touching. OMG, Cody, are you ever going to let go of Nick's shoulder again?
*loves Riptide*

Everyone else, I will rewatch Stargate eventually. I'm already rereading tons of J/D slash, so expect there to be Stargate squeeing, too.

And if anyone thinks I desperately need to (re)watch and squee about any other show, feel free to let me know. I'm your loyal fannish slave. ;-)
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( Mar. 14th, 2010 08:55 am)
I'm still watching JAG, but I expect to be done with it after breakfast. ;-)

Now, I know no one wants to talk about JAG, but I still am going to say a few thinsg about it.

JAG )


But enough about JAG. Once I'm done with season 10, I'll need to move on to something else. Now, I know I said I was going to watch Stargate, but this morning I woke up feeling more like Farscape. And then I though, how about watching the dvds I haven't watched yet before I start rewatching another show? So let's see, what do I have:

- Riptide Seasons 2 (oh, that sounds like fun!)
- BSG Season 3 (but I'd have to rewatch the first seasons, and I don't feel much like it at the moment)
- Charlie Jade (I've watched the show, but not since I have the DVDs, and I'd really like to see it on the tv instead of the computer)
- Californication Season 1

Hmm, I think I'll watch Riptide. And then Stargate.
Or maybe a few movies?

What do you think?
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( Mar. 10th, 2010 03:42 pm)
OMG I'm so bored.

Again.

This is becoming an ongoing theme in my work-life: either I can't find the time to breathe because I have so much to do, or I'm daedly bored. I swear, if this goes on, I'll have maxed out all my credit cards in no time. Online-shopping is my best friend.

On a completely different note: I really hope Emma Watson turns out to be gay, because she is adorable and smart and I'd really like to marry her.

*thinks*

That was probably inappropriate. I take it back.
It's still true, though.

(see what boredom is making me do?)

*sigh*


BOOOOOOOOOOORED.
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes, and thank you [livejournal.com profile] goodbyemyfancy and [livejournal.com profile] thenightsfall for the balloons!
*ties balloons to pretty new shoes*
:-)

(and look at me, being online again! *loves Eee PC*)
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( Feb. 26th, 2010 12:50 am)
I am online, in my living room, with my brandnew shiny white Eeeeeee PC! Watching JAG and, did I mention being online?

Happy birthday to me!

*smiles*

Oh, and I also got myself these shoes:



It's so good to be a girl! (and having had 32 years to learn how to walk in these)
;-)
So Apple has censored the German Bildzeitung's app which includes Bild's famous naked girl (Bild, for those of you who don't know, is a famous German tabloid, and apparently they always feature a "page-three girl" on page 1. If you have the app, you can shake your iphone and the girl undresses! (how exciting! *not*)
As this obviously involves naked breasts, Apple has decided that it is unsafe to have on an iphone, which is a clean and family-friendly toy. That was, as I understand it, after the banned the page-three girl from the normal Bild-app, which, I suppose, lets you read the paper on your iphone.

Here's
a link to the article in Spiegel-online
, german only, but I'm sure you'll find something if you google.

Now, I don't have an iphone nor have I ever read even a single page of a Bild-paper. But I call censorship when I see it, and this is censorhip, and it sucks. Sure, it's only the naked girl, but what if next time, Apple doesn't like something that Bild writes? Will they ban that as well? And what is it about the naked girl anyway? It
always shocks me how afraid US-americans are of breasts. So afraid that livejournal would likely delete this post if I were to use an icon showing a nipple with it. (since I am posting via email, I cannot even choose an icon, so no danger there). Are BREASTS really so scary that we have to value the protection of our kids not to be
exposed to OMG!BREASTS higher than freedom of speech?

I don't think so.

(and let's not get into the whole "why do your kids have an iphone unsupervised and why were they allowed to get that app?")

Personally, I'm hoping for a legal showdown. It's not completely unlikely that German courts could force Apple to accept Bild's app on the iPhone, and that seems to me the kind of sign that The World According to Apple desperately needs right now. I for one, am not going to buy an iPhone anytime soon, that much is sure.

On the other hand //beginning of sarcasm//, this kind of censorship could be a really good thing. I own a LG tv, for example. I never watch tv, because the programs over here are so bad. What if LG could ban the programs they don't like from my TV? Tell [insert network of your choice) to stop producing [insert really bad show of your
choice], or it will be forever banned from LG tvs! Other companies could have similar deals, so you could choose your program by buying the right tv! no more zapping, no more changing channels, buy the right TV and be sure never to have to endure anymore news about Twilight on your tv, ever again! Of course, if you wanted one TV for
the kids to watch Disney channel on and one where you can watch Queer as Folk, you'd probably have to buy two tvs, but whose counting? (also, I doubt there'd be any more Queer as Folk, so good riddance, one less show to steal your precious time).
And it would work the other way around as well: cancel the CEO's favourite show? On no, network, don't do it, or we will ban you from our hardware! Kill of the favourite character? I don't think so, you don't wanna get banned, network!

See what I mean? Censorship can be brilliant!

You could do the same thing with practically everything, like books, for example. Imagine if amazon.com would ban all the really crappy books from their store - book-buying would be so easy! I mean, if all the bad books are banned, logically all that remains are good books!

Of course, amazon would never do that.

Or, wait, they already did!


The one thing I know for certain is, that if I were king of the world, the world would be a lot different, and it certainly wouldn't be the world according to Apple, or Google, or Microsoft (though I'm beginning to think that Microsoft is the least evil of potential world rules, and how did that happen?). So, let's not give Apple and Co. the chance to become king. Trust me, my world would be a lot more fun with
a lot less censorship.

In the meantime,Google is being invested by the European Commission due to possible infractions of anti-trust laws. According to Microsoft and Co., Google supposedly discriminates them in their search algorithm.

I'm amused.


One last random suggestion: If all this censorhip talk hurts your brain, why don't you send your toys on a trip to Prague, completely uncensored. Unless your toys are naked, of course.
A while ago I was wondering if I should watch Stargate again, but, in light of ten seasons, was a bit afraid of the commitment. Since then I have watched 7 seasons of JAG and I'm so not done yet.

Why is that? Why couldn't I watch ten seasons of my favourite show ever, but instead watched seven seasons of a show that I had never watched before?

The answer is simple: I didn't own any JAG dvds when I started. I sort of thought that I could get away with buying and watching season 1, finding it okay but nothing to write home about and then move one. Boy, was I ever wrong. JAG was obviously made for me. I may have found myself rewatching certain scenes over and over again, and yes, most of them featured planes (and maybe a certain commander, but we'll get to
that later).

In fact, JAG was so made for me that I watched those seven seasons in not even four weeks, I've been practically inhaling the DVDs (and amazon.co.uk really really loves me right now).

Anyway, I'm not here to swoon over JAG (and I know you guys don't share my newfound love). What I was going to say was that I fully intend to watch Stargate all over again this year. I'll finish JAG first, but sometime around end of March/beginning of April, I should be ready to start with Stargate. And with my new Eee PC (which hasn't
even arrived yet, let's hope it works), I fully expect to watch and type and post and share my joy.

Anyone want to join me?
Eeeeeeeeee Peeeeeeeeeeee Ceeeeeeeeeeeeee!

*smiles*
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( Feb. 16th, 2010 04:07 pm)
AAAHHHHH!

(that was, obviously, the cry of boredom)

Please internet, entertain me. And I don't mean you, youtube, because there is only a limited amount of times a girl can watch F-14s landing and taking off of carriers, and without sound, looking for corvette videos is only half the fun, so please please please internet, find something else to make my life more bearable, or I swear I'm gonna start reading slash fic right here at work.

Wait, there might be some in my inbox somewhere.
*goes off in hope of being less bored soon*
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( Feb. 11th, 2010 10:13 am)
Is anyone working with a netbook? I'm thinking about buying one, not as a substitue for my desktop pc, but mostly to be able to use the internet wherever I wat (i.e. on my couch while watching tv). I don't need it to be able to do anything else, but the internet connection should be stable and fast.

Recommendations?
Since I'm so rarely around to post anymore, I know you are all just dying to know what I am doing these days. Well, I work, I ride, I carry a lot of water (all the troughs are frozen because of the current weather conditions, so my evening work out is carrying water buckets for 8-12 horses), I watch TV, mostly DVDs (just finished Over There, now I'm starting JAG). And I watch my shows, though it seems as if every year there are fewer and fewer shows I watch.

Here are the shows I'm currently following:

NCIS (watch out for spoilers for recently aired episodes) )

NCIS LA )

Doctor Who (watch out for spoilers for recently aired episodes) )

Desperate Housewives (watch out for spoilers for recently aired episodes) )

Brothers & Sisters (watch out for spoilers for future episodes) )

Bones )

Castle )

The Mentalist )

Leverage (watch out for general spoilers for aired episodes) )


Supernatural


Last, but not least, Supernatural. Which, while maybe not getting better and better, as it has steadily done since the very first episode, has reached a level of brilliant that it now steadily keeps. I love it. I have many many things to say about it, but this post has already gotten a little out of hand, so I'll stop here.

Who knew I was watching so many shows? I though I was being reasonable this year. Hmm.


So, what have you guys been up to? :-)
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( Jan. 27th, 2010 11:45 am)
As we all know, NCIS is a originally a spin-off from JAG, introduced in the 8th-season episodes Ice Queen and Meltdown. In those episodes, Harmon Rabb is accused of murder (with Gibbs investigating and OMG how much do I love the interrogation scenes?), and he is given a lawyer (that neat-freak who later also appeared on NCIS). And then there is that other guy who is acting as a prosecutor, the red-haired one who
was flirting with Abby.

What's that guy's name and who is the actor?

No, this is not a random trivia question. I watched the episodes last night and it's been bugging me ever since. He seemed awfully familiar. Of course, that could be because I've seen the episodes before, or maybe he reappeared on NCIS again later? I just don't know. And google, wikipedia and imdb have been utterly unhelpful in providing me with a name. (it doesn't help that I don't know the characters name, I
know. I was kind of skipping through the eps for the Gibbs/Rabb scenes. And no, I'm totally not writing Gibbs/Rabb, though somebody should. no, wait somebody should write Raab/DiNozzo, because it would drive Gibbs crazy. Hmm. Maybe I should...ok, getting back to the point)

Point is, it's driving me crazy, so if you happen to know the actor or the character's name, or both, I'd be very grateful for your help.

And no, I didn't just buy all seasons of JAG. Because I would never do such a thing.

(I may have bought one or two. Maybe three. But that's it, really I promise.)
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( Jan. 27th, 2010 09:26 am)
Can someone tell me what uncased colors are? (as in soldiers having to salute uncased colors?)

No, I'm not doing research for a story.

*is in denial*

Really.
Cause I don't write anymore. Unless I quit my job and suddenly have a lot of free time on my hands, which is getting more likely every day. So I guess a little research can't hurt.
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( Jan. 24th, 2010 09:23 am)
I am watching The Mentalist, or rather, I have watched The Mentalist (yes, all of it), and, well, Simon Baker... need I say more?
(I only have a Smith-icon of him. Remember Smith?

*has a moment of silence for Smith, which she still misses like crazy*

Anyway, The Mentalist. I kinda really like the show. So, this morning, when I turned on the computer in an attempt to delay doing last night's dishes (which I should have done last night, but - as I mentioned - I was watching The Mentalist), I though I could read some Mentalist fic. Gen, het, slash, whatever. Since I couldn't remember anyone on my flist reccing The Mentalist (but then, I miss a lot these days), my first stop was of course [livejournal.com profile] crack_van. There are is exactly ONE Mentalist rec on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van, and that's a crossover with a comic fandom that I have never heard of before!

*is disappointed*

I'm taking my chances with google now, but if anyone has any Mentalist recs (as I said, I miss a lot these days), or knows where I could find some, I'd appreciate it.
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( Jan. 10th, 2010 11:37 am)
Apparently I fooled an online character test without even intending to so. Or maybe these online tests aren't as accurate as they say they are? Oh noes, tell me it's not true!
;-)





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( Jan. 9th, 2010 08:32 am)
Trailer of the movie, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mareen.

I'm getting terribly excited about this despite everything I said. I love the original real team so much that nothing can possibly replace them. I think Liam Neeson is the worst choice for Hannibal EVER. I think that no one could possibly replace Dirk Benedict, or Dwight Schultz, or Mr.T. Especially not Dirk Benedict. And Dwight Schultz. And Mr. T.

But, the thing is, I love the show so much, and when I watched all episodes this year (I've done this before), I was really really sad that there weren't MORE episodes. I just didn't want to let go of my team, and no repeated watching would help with this. So the movie? That's like, more A-Team. New A-Team. In other words, it's all I ever wanted when I finished watching the show. Just hearing the beginning of the trailer, the almost identical introduction makes me all giddy with squeee....

*bounces up and down in A-Team love*

And OMG is that the rear of a Geiger-tuned Corvette ZR1 that I see there?
No, I'm not sure, maybe not, but it could be. I can't stop the frame to get a better picture.
*is really really excited now*
Can someone find out what car Face drives in the new movie? Cause, if it is a ZR1, OMG I'd watch the movie just to get a cargasm. (so what, other people watch porn, I watch corvette vids on youtube. It's a hobby.)
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( Jan. 8th, 2010 09:11 am)
Cookies! I have coookies!!!

*munches cookies*

Thank you so much, [livejournal.com profile] margueritem, you are the best!

*eats happily*
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( Dec. 29th, 2009 10:21 am)
For some reason I dreamed about Jack and Daniel today. Nothing
special, just an impression, a memory. I woke up and thought, hey,
Jack and Daniel, haven't thought about them in a long time, wonder
what they are doing, and then I remembered how absolutely obsessed I
was over Stargate for years - YEARS - and how much every little touch
and look between Jack and Daniel would feel me with happiness and
glee.

So, I'm thinking, once I'm done with Cobra, maybe I should rewatch
Stargate? I'm a bit hesitant though, because of the ten seasons.
That'll take me at least half a year, and maybe I should watch all
those DVDs I own that I haven't watched yet before I start watching
Stargate again.

Anyway, just sending out some Jack/Daniel love to those of you who
still feel it.


BTW, does anyone own the Complete Series Collection in that lovely
collector's box with the gate on the top? It's so pretty, and I want
it very much, but reviews on amazon are kind of mixed. Apparently the
quality of the DVDs is really bad, with many scratched ones. Does
anyone own the set and has had trouble with it?
I've been watching The A-Team for the past weeks, and now, or rather yesterday, I'm finished.

Five seasons of A-Team (watched 4 and 5 first, then finished with the first three), and all I want is more. I'll miss the guys so much!

There's really nothing about the A-Team I don't love: I love that it's completely unrealistic, I love that the episodes (almost) always have the same structure. I love the sexism and the cars and that nobody ever made smoking a cigar as sexy as Hannibal. I'm in love with Face's charm, Murdock's mind, Hannibal's eyes and B.A.'s , well, okay, so I'm not in love with B.A., but I still like the guy. van.

Fact is, I'm going to miss them like crazy.
I already do.

But, the A-Team is not a show you can just watch again. Too repetitive, too predictable. Yes, I've thought about watching season 4 again after I finished season 3, but one look at the episode descriptions on the DVD box and I could recall almost every scene. So, sorry, A-Team, but our ways will have to part here for at least two
years or so.
*cries a little*


To wean myself off The A-Team, I needed a rebound show.

And I found one.

Does anyone remember Cobra?

Cobra is a short-lived early nineties action show starring Michael Dudikoff in a classic, red AC Cobra.

Now, at this point, I'd like to take a moment to thank amazon.com for their ever helpful shopping suggestions, for they reminded me of Cobra, a show that I caught maybe three episodes of when it was running in Germany in 93 or 94, mostly because I thought the guy was cute (I was 15, a year earlier the man of my dreams had been someone whose name is an anagram of oral sex, so Dudikoff was definitely an improvement). Plus, I liked the car (not featured enough). Since I was already beginning not to watch TV anymore, I never watched more than a couple of episodes and quickly forgot about Cobra. Until amazon.com said "hey, we thought you'd like to buy this!" (how did they know? *g*), and I did, and now we are both happy. So, thank you amazon.com.

Anyway, Cobra is not in any way a remarkable show. The writing is weak, the dialogues are worse, the car is not featured enough. But the writing is certainly stronger than, say, the first episodes of Bones, and the dialogues are a lot better than the dialogues in the dreadful (but much-loved nonetheless) premiere of Supernatural. And we get to see the Cobra more often than Face's corvette, and even if it isn't as
pretty as the 'vette, that still makes me happy. Yes, there's an embarassment factor, but it's mostly due to Dudikoff's hair, and I've seen worse hair in the early nineties (boy, have I ever seen worse hair).

I also like that Dudikoff likes to color-match his shirts with his car (I color-match everything myself. Just not with the car, cause my car is an ugly rust-red) and that he gets hurt a lot (shot twice plus one serious leg injury, and that's just on the first two DVDs).

The show clearly was heading nowhere and it was bound to fail, but it was still a nice show. Easy to get into, easy to watch, easy to like the people... exactly what I needed to get over the pain of losing The A-Team.

Cobra, the perfect rebound show.

I'll let you know who I decide to start my next serious love affair with (The Unit is due for a full run), but for now, Cobra is perfect for me.
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( Dec. 13th, 2009 09:35 am)
So yesterday I realized that, if you feel like you are about one second away from having a nervous breakdown for, oh, about half a year or so, you are probably right in the middle of one.
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