I sure wish the On Notice board I ordered before Christmas would get here so I can put Supernatural on it.
No spoilers–nothing even worth spoiling, really, and a large part of that was the fact that someone needs to learn to light a fucking set; “creepy and dark” is fine, “pitch black” is not. I had to crank the brightness on my TV all the way up.
Worst Supernatural since “No Exit.” Possibly ever. At least next week’s looks like it might not suck.
Oh look, it’s a meme! (via grimmy23@lj)
Choose five series fandoms (no peeking before you choose them), list them, and then answer the questions behind the cut.
3. Silent Hill
4. 100 Candles (shut up, it is a series, I am a fan, so there)
My God, people, how the hell have I not heard about Hetalia before now
I read this and it was love at first sight. America is such a douche. I cracked up at chibi America yelling “FREEDOM! FREEDOM!” and whacking chibi UK with a stick. And I died at Russia jumping out of the plane.
So I understand there is going to be animu of this, is that correct?
Because I will be all over that.
By which I mean, yes, Roo Island did indeed win the Altador Cup this year. \o/
The prizes are… meh. I got two great plushies for my plushie collection, and a couple of wearable jerseys so my poor Skeith will no longer be naked seeing as how I stripped last year’s AC souvenir jersey off him and put it on my new Blumaroo. People who had nothing better to do with their lives but play Yooyuball could buy an actual Fire Yooyu Petpet.
As for me, I made Sim memorabilia:
The logo and group posters aren’t ready for download yet–I’m going to do all the teams, including the practice team, and release them as a big set. But the framed autographed Roo Island jersey is ready to go! (60K .zip, plz read enclosed readme.txt)
I may also make T-shirts and hats. And since Meridell (who I played for last year) also won their bracket, I might make something for them too.
ETA: By request, I made a basegame-compatible version of the Roo Island jersey. (336K .zip, no idea why it is so much huger but there you go)
And because some Krawk Islanders were good sports and asked nicely and all, I went ahead and made a Krawk Island jersey too:
Gentlemen… I like Yooyuball.
I like practice matches. I like double round robin matches. I like finals matches. I like post-finals practice matches.
Against Krawk Island, against Darigan, against Shenkuu, against Kreludor, against Lost Desert, against Meridell, against Maraqua, against Altador.
I love everything about this game.
I like seeing the AI fail to understand how Darigan balls work. When my opponent aims at my goal and throws the ball into the corner of the field, my heart dances.
I like scoring goals with the Faerie ball’s sparkly body. When I approach my opponent’s goalie head-on and throw the ball in a graceful arc that sails easily into the net, my heart soars.
I like it when I pick up a hot Clockwork ball and throw it at my opponent just before it explodes. I remember being moved when the blast scattered my opponents all over the field.
Getting the Altador Cup avatar was unendurably exciting. When my opponents whined in desperation, beating them 13-0 for the first time was spectacular.
When the minions of Darigan came bravely with their ACII championship trophy, and were tied in two events and beaten in the third by Meridell, I was at my height.
If I must lose, I like being beaten by teams like Terror Mountain and Maraqua so they may enjoy a moment of victory before I regroup and annihilate them in the second round. It is a sad thing to be eternally stuck in the middle of the rankings and never have much attention paid to you.
If I must lose, I like being beaten outright in all three events. Combinations of wins, losses, and draws only end in arguments over who won, drama on the Neoboards, and disgrace upon the sore losers on both teams.
I desire a match that is like hell.
Gentlemen, loyal subjects of King Roo who follow me, what do you desire?
Do you desire Yooyuball as well?
Do you also desire a match in which no quarter is given?
Do you desire a match that stretches the limits of Eyrie, Grarrl, Usul, Pteri, and Blumaroo, one that will pwn all the n00bs in Neopia?
Then we shall have Yooyuball.
The night that will grant our wishes has come.
WELCOME TO THE NIGHT OF YOOYUBALL!
(apologies to… pretty much everyone)
HOLY CRAP, Meridell tied Darigan in two games and won in the third, I am so proud of my former team, GO KNIGHTS. \o/
As for my current team, Roo Island beat Darigan in two games and lost in the third. We also trounced Altador yesterday, which probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, and are in the process of trouncing Faerieland today. Which will also come as a surprise to no one. Tomorrow we play Lost Desert, then Haunted Woods on Tuesday, and then the only real threat in the forseeable future is Krawk Island on the 28th.
Also, WTF is Shenkuu even doing? You guys, come on, you finished in third place last year, do or do not, there is no try.
You are now officially giving Harry Potter and Final Fantasy a run for their money in the Most Ridiculously Retarded Fandom Olympics. Please stop it.
I think it’s time we started seeing other people. It’s not you. It’s me. …okay, no, actually, it is you. You’re fuckin’ nuts.
When you’re not bitching about what a misogynist pig Dean is for saying OMGMEAN things to a) a chick that stole something v. important from him, called the FBI on him, had his car towed, and otherwise fucked with him just for fun and b) a demon, you’re being misogynist pigs yourselves at every remotely attractive female character on the show because they get in the way of your Mary Sue and slash fantasies.
I’ll give you Jo–she was kind of an idiot, and there’s that thing where she kind of made Sam not exist in “No Exit,” which I didn’t like. But I triple-dog-dare you to find me one, one Bela or Ruby hater who wouldn’t have experienced spontaneous ovarian combustion at the appearance of a hot, intelligent, kind of assholish male artifact thief with a British accent/demon wearing a hot male meatsuit whispering in Sam’s ear all season.
Thanks for reminding me why I preferred to stay out of the fandoms-at-large and remain in a little corner of the Internet inhabited by me and people I already know aren’t batshit crazy.
Because I completely suck at getting out to the theater to see movies while they’re there, I just got around to watching Cloverfield today.
Which might be just as well, because I’m not sure I would have been able to deal with this on the big screen, in the dark, unable to pause. Because aside from the constant, unrelenting dogg you think this is bad wait till you see what happens to these poor bastards next feeling of impending doom, this is about the most depressing fucking movie I’ve seen in a long time. That there was some amazing CG, though. I mean, damn. Watching the various making-of bits on the DVD gave me a CG-nerd boner the size of Montana.
Anyway. The short and completely spoiler-free summary:
Everything: La la la funny la la la cute la la la
Huge Fucking Monster: O HAI IM IN UR BIG APPLE TEARIN SHIT UP
Everything: DOOM DE DOOM DOOM DOOM DE DOOMY DOOMY DOOM! DOOM! DOOM DE DOOMY DOOMY DOOM! DOOM DOOM DOOMdoomdoomdoomdoomDOOM! The end!
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