themadpoker: (don't wanna get out of bed)

DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD= On the one hand I am mildly pleased that the writers seem to be aware of just how much misogyny they've written into Damon's character? (they are aware right? No one could write the line 'you know how I get when I'm angry' and not see how much that's a narrative of domestic abuse) On the other hand OH MY GOD NO WHY DO I HAVE TO WATCH THIS WHY DAMON GTFO MY SCREEN.

TVD 2.12

Jan. 29th, 2011 01:23 pm
themadpoker: (gwen is the once and liz the future)
So I didn't like TVD as much as usual this week? =( Bad show, bad, you're supposed to be awesome returning from a hiatus. But I will forgive you for now because I've missed you.

Bonnie's never killed a person over her supernatural issues angst. Why can't she have screentime instead? )
themadpoker: (riding off into the sunset)
like all the boys before gwen; gwen/lancelot (main); gwen/all the boys before [merlin, arthur, gwaine] This vid is GORGEOUS. ♥_♥ I've watched it ten times today. I am probably going to watch it again the minute I click post. If you know of any good Gwen/Lancelot fic I am very much in the mood to read it right now.

And while you're here watch this vid on the supernatural ladies of The Vampire Diaries.

It's possible I've spent the last hour basically alternating between watching these two vids. Possible.


Nov. 24th, 2010 11:04 am
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I am nearly through the weeks from hell! I just have to write my English research essay today and hand it in tomorrow and I can finally take a breather. And then start studying for exams because the universe thinks it's hilarious to schedule things so I have them all in the same week (December 7-10). In the interests of giving everyone else a taste of my procrastination fodder I am going to link to some awesome things.

1) [ profile] prozacpark's Katherine vid Cheap and Evil Girl is an excellent three minute demonstration of why Katherine Petrova has managed to edge her way into Favourite Character Status this season.

2) Relatives & Relativity - Doctor Who/Sense & Sensibility crossover where Nine meets the Dashwood sisters. Go ahead, it's cool, I'll still be here when you get back.


Not my favourite Bollywood picturization but they are dancing on a moving train. Respect.

4) meloukhia's Glee critiques are basically perfect.

5) I deal with not being able to see the Harry Potter movie by reading every review I can find. [ profile] anythingbutgrey does some awesome meta with regards to the movie's use of Holocaust imagery.


This vid made me add Que Sera Sera to my To Watch list. The angst will be delicious. 8)

7) Assimilation

Mai's father argues to the Firelord that the Water Tribesmen can be educated and made into proper sorts of people. So Azulon sees he gets a boy to prove this on.

8) I prefer this translation of Sea of Shadows to the Tokyopop one.


AHAHAHAHAHA. "Goddamn it CUT!"

10) Stephanie Brown summarizes 70 years of DC history. This is adorable.
themadpoker: (=D)
This is my new favourite tumblr. =D And yes my primary method of procrastinating on homework is faffing about TVD fandom. Why do you ask?
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Shortish feelings on TVD 2.06: Plan B. I find it harder to be wordy on things I like, don’t know why. )

And now for some reviews. I spend approximately three hours on commute every day for school and I usually use them to get some reading done. If I run out of stuff to read sometimes I write reviews in my notebook! I thought I’d just go ahead and type a few up for sharing purposes. =)

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. A study in how to make starcrossed gangster romance unappealing even to a particularly receptive audience )

And now for some tl;dr on Naruto.

Naruto Volume 47. I should probably mention I usually only do bus reviews if I had a problem with the story. When I like stuff I’d rather just spend my time rereading bits. )

I also wrote up about half a review of Batman: Under the Red Hood the other day but I don’t particularly feel like typing it up and finishing it right now. Suffice to say I thought it was a decent movie, the art and voice acting were adequate, I liked the smooth acrobatic way they choose to animate their fight scenes and it felt pretty accessible to someone who doesn’t know much of DC canon. Worth picking up from the library if you like Jason Todd.
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Backseat Merlin, 3.01 and 3.02 vid, on the breakdown of the OT4. This vid makes me so sad. All those missed connections and opportunities -- [ profile] such_heights does a great job of bringing in past clips to heighten each relationship. They should have been forever. =(

not your Rosalie Hale TVD, Caroline gen. This is what I want for Caroline Forbes on the show. I want her to be okay and adapt to being a vampire and know that being dead is not a death sentence. And I love every one of her interactions here. And how it really goes into every single thing the show skimmed over over with Caroline -- her relationship with Bonnie, the fact that Elena and Bonnie didn't tell her anything. And I like that she remembers Vicki.

All the Broken Pieces of the World Fit Together Jellicoe Road, Jude/Fitz, Jude/The Fucked-up Four. Haha, man are any of you going to read this? Have any of you even read Jellicoe Road? Because if you haven't I am recommending it right now. Don't read the fic first, it's kind of spoilery by implication. Besides, it works alot better if you know the source. That said this was such an excellent surprise to find! When I read Jellicoe Road I loved Fitz and Webb and Narnie and Tate and Jude and how much they loved each other and this fic totally gets that, how anything between two of them is really about all five.

TV blogging

Sep. 9th, 2010 10:26 pm
themadpoker: (riding off into the sunset)
Vampire Dairies Season 2: Year of the Hatesex )

So that was a fun premiere! =D TVD: still keeping it epic. Now on to the next premiere I checked out.

I wasn’t planning to watch this but it came on right after TVD so I figured why not? )

Also today I made chocolate chip cookies! And ate like five of them because they were pretty good and I hadn’t had dinner yet. >_> Well it’s not so bad, I made them small so I’ve got a ton left. I’ll take them with me when we go to Eid prayers tomorrow, do some sharing for caring.
themadpoker: (happy days are here again)
Just figured out how to take screencaps on VLC media player, expect a sudden increase in picspams in the future. =DDD And now I am going because tomorrow is Eid (\o/!!!) and there is much cleaning and baking to be done.

P.S. Vampire Diaries is coming back toniiiiight.


Mar. 26th, 2010 08:37 pm
themadpoker: (=D)
I watched The Vampire Diaries. My happiness quotient has increased by 100%. That is all.

Post Justification: Alot of time spent trying to write my critical analysis of The Wall. Ugh frigging Pink Floyd and their ~symbolism~. TONE IT DOWN BUDDY I'M TRYING TO WRITE A PAPER ON YOU.
themadpoker: (gwen smiling)
Vampie Diaries is coming back this week! =DDD Suddenly I am so much more motivated to not procrastinate and do schoolwork because otherwise I will not have time to watch it live. And that is a travesty that must be thwarted.

Post Justification: Tech Paper research. X_x No offence Americans, but I hate your complicated Medicare system right now.
themadpoker: (happy days are here again)

-faints dead away from sheer awesome-
themadpoker: (sadface)

themadpoker: (=D)
So I really really need to stop rewatching Meddle and write up my Required Reading Proposal for my poli sci class (speaking of which I think this is the first time where I've been intimidated by the shortness of an assignment. How on Earth am I going to make a strong argument for the book in under 750 words? DDD=). So I figure reccing some of my favourites will be a nice way to get myself to stop watching and start working.

Meddle (Vampire Diaries) I think the choice of song for this is fantastic, it's unbelievably catchy and half the reason I keep playing this vid. The other half of course is that it's an awesome look at Vicki in all her messed up tragic glory. Also a good salve for everyone else who was disappointed with the choice to kill Vicki off so early on (and who stuck out their tongue at the ridiculous writer who claimed it had to be done because vampire girl/human boy romance was already played out on True Blood. Umm right. Because vamp!boy/human!girl is so fresh and original).

Names (Vampire Diaries) One of the prettiest vids I've seen so far. This is a very short look at Bonnie and the family history storyline she's had on TVD. Very clear; works for someone who isn't at all familiar with the show as well.

Sweet Spot (Glee) Watching this vid makes me temporarily forget how much I dislike Will! Will/Finn shipper vid which is still a lot of fun for those not a fan of the pairing (-waves hand about-). Also makes it really clear how much Will and Finn's storylines tend to parallel each other which I think is a deliberate choice on the part of the producers (y'know what with Will and the 'I will relive my high school glory days with Finn as my avatar!' thing he's got going on).

All the Swinging You Around (Little Mosque on the Prairie) Really fun ensemble vid of Little Mosque on the Prairie. Made me want to pick up the show again (I've only seen the first season. I think I didn't keep going because I was a little too sensitive to the inaccuracies? But it looks like a lot of fun which should be enough to override the occasional irritation. ^o^).

That's it for now folks! Next post will probably focus on vids where I'm not familiar with the source material.


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