That doesn't mean I didn't like it when they first got together. I did. It was unexpected and thrilling and worked well, given the circumstances. So I was on board with Veronica/Logan for a short while. After the first breakup, though, no. It never worked for me after that. And now that I'm midway through season 3 in a rewatch, I'm hating their on-again-off-again thing more than ever.
For a "bad boy" hookup, I would've liked Veronica and Weevil. He wasn't in her league, intelligence-wise, so it would've been a short-lived what the hell was I thinking? kind of fling. But at least he was a bad boy with a good heart. And they definitely had some chemistry early on.
This is no normal crease, mind you. It's this shadowy figure that haunts my forehead and taunts me every day in the mirror. That's my perception of it anyway. To the plastic surgeon who wielded the Botox needle, it was only a "just starting" kind of crease. Eek. You mean it's going to get worse?! Six injections and three days later... *poof*. That crease had magically changed from a deep canyon to a mere indentation. Too bad magic always comes with a price.( Read more...Collapse )
This video is one I started like a year ago, I think. I messed with it off and on then set it aside for many months. Recently, I picked it up again and hey, whadya know, I finished it! The funny thing is I don't even like this song. I've never liked this song. I can't even remember why I started making a video to it. My best recollection is that I happened to hear it on the radio one day and some clips popped into my head and I thought it would be fun to cut them to the beat. That, of course, was before I had to listen to it 1000 times while editing (and difficult few-second second segments a bazillion more times).
Surprisingly, I don't hate the song more for being pounded into my head over and over. I didn't exactly grow to love it either, though. It just... is. What I do love is how this video turned out. And it really was fun to edit to such a strong beat — frustrating at times, tedious, but lots of fun. So here it is: A total Sarah Connor love-fest with a Sarah/Kyle theme, set to Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love".
Enjoy. Hopefully. Maybe?
How does that happen? Why is it happening with more frequency in recent history? And most importantly, how the fuck do we stop it?
Wikipedia has a list of rampage killings dating back to the mid-1800s that's pretty damn long, so these kinds of things have probably been going on forever. And while they aren't unique to the United States, we sure do have a lot of them. Nearly all spree killers are male too. I'm not sure what that says about the male brain, and more specifically the American male brain, but it probably says something. Is it less empathic? Does it have a greater propensity for violence? Is it more prone to severe mental illness? Is it more likely to lose touch with reality when stressed? I don't really think being male is a significant piece of the puzzle, but it may be a piece, whether biological, cultural or both.
We can point to the usual supects too, of couse: guns, video games, movies... but those are not causes. If they were, we'd be witness to horrific rampages in every neighborhood on a regular basis. But we're not because spree killers are a uniquely defective breed. I think the only true solution to their kind of madness is to learn how to identify it early and either treat the abnormailty successfully or remove them from society and keep them locked in padded rooms.
Yep, I got me some temporary tattoos made that look like the one Derek had in TSCC. I put one on tonight and it's filled me with fandomy giddiness. I have Derek Reese's Skynet work camp tattoo. On my arm. hee.
This was something we'd thought about getting made as fundraiser for SaveTheSCC back in the day. We never did though and I don't remember why. Then we were going to have them made as swag for No Fate Con, but y'know... didn't quite work out. So I've had a few incarnations of this tattoo design sitting dormant on my computer for years. What good is that? Unused tattoo designs are no fun at all! I finally remedied that and got them made. And now? On my arm? Totally fun.
If any of you die hards still lurking about want to join in my fandom fun and play Skynet prisoner 091201091304, let me know — I've got some extra tattoos to share.
Go ahead, count the hash marks. I'll wait.
My brother wasn't sure why there was a "NO" symbol draw over it, but after thinking about it for a minute, we both concluded the man had drawn it on there. Seems likely he would've weighed in negatively after my eleventh contribution to the T2 box office ;)
I've been to 33 states (66% of the United States). I've traveled through all of these states by car, by the way. Not too bad, eh? But I obviously need to come up with a reason to hit Kentucky. I don't like that hole in the map staring back at me.
Create your own visited map of The United States
I tweeted the word "rationalization", which made me think of Jeff Goldblum's character talking about rationalizations in The Big Chill, which got me thinking about how good Jeff Goldblum is at playing odd characters, which made me think of the most recent thing I've seen him in, which was an episode of Portlandia, in which he played the owner of a knot store (yes, you read that right), which made me want to see that scene again. So I searched youtube and there it was and I watched it. Then I found the rationalizations scene from The Big Chill and watched it.
Exhibit A: The tweet.
I am completely in love with this car ight now. If I didn't need a new roof on my house, I'm not sure I could resist. It's also good you can't buy one online in the middle of the night with a credit card. Then I'd really not be able to resist. Me shopping online late at night is like me grocery shopping when I'm hungry. It's dangerous.
In related news, I bought a box of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets at the grocery store today. They were on sale! And they were LIMITED EDITION WITH CREME FILLING!!! Who can resist that when they're shopping hungry? Not me. You know what would go nicely with a Butterscotch Krirmpet? Nissan Juke. Isn't it cool?
Fortunately, my car infatuations tend to be short-lived. I'm wowed by the look of a car and when I eventually have the opportunity to sit in it, I lose interest (usually because it feels awkward or just doesn't fit me well). Some of my past car infatuations have included the Toyota Rav4, Honda Element, Mini Cooper, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler (Sarah Connor style, of course), none of which I liked after trying out. Oh, but I've also got a serious crush on the Infiniti EX35 — that's one I've sat in and still love. It's too pricey for me, though. Assuming I was actually in the market for a new car. Which I'm not. I just like to keep an eye on what's out there.