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Guys, something strange and frightening is occurring. It has been nice here for days. Not just not raining, but sunny and incredibly warm. I have an actual tan! There are lunches outside and barbecues, and yesterday I worked from home and sat outside all day. I don't know where I am or what's happening!

Clearly, I should do some writing, because that always seems like a good idea in the sun. I have a few hours before the next prosecco adventure!

I hope you're all having a good Saturday, whatever you're doing. ♥
Mood:: 'confused' confused
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Here are some terrible things.

First, I am watching the second half of season 8 of SPN (naturally missing out much of the first half). Not only am I watching, but I am...actively enjoying it. They have a home! And they still hunt! And Dean is no longer drunken despairing Dean! He is recognisably the Dean of the earlier seasons to me. And! I am pretty sure he has lost the Batman voice, which, praise Jesus, is long overdue.

I like the Men of Letters stuff, which was a totally surprising new direction but still feels like it belongs in the SPN universe, and the plot this season is much more tied to Sam and Dean than the leviathans ever were. More to the point, Dean walks around telling his grandfather how Sam is the only family he has left and he will sacrifice anything (grandfather included) to save him. He does this apparently with no irony. Also, Sam getting a happy ending is Dean's happy ending. And Sam says utterly insane things like, "I'm sorry you can't see the light at the end of this. But if you come with me, I can take you to it." I did not believe this was a real thing. I accused [personal profile] mollyamory of having a psychotic break when she told me about it, but no. It seems it is an actual thing that actually happened.

I might be back aboard the Sam train. A bit )

Secondly, the first ep of season 2 of the Newsroom was actually good. I mean, I think. My expectations for that were pretty low, too, but many of the reviews seem to back me up. Not Sports Night or West Wing good, obviously. But a show I could watch because it's mostly enjoyable, rather than watching it because there are flashes of what Sorkin's capable of, and I keep hoping they'll turn into more than flashes. I dunno. But the women were far more competent, and a lot of the smugness was gone, and there appeared to be an actual overarching story. Who knows! It's Sorkin, so it could revert to horrendous by next week, but I am kind of hopeful.

Thirdly, I have to go back to work tomorrow after nearly 2 weeks (and a Barcelona trip) off. The part where you have to go back to work nearly makes the time off not worth it. Ugh.

And here is a potentially good thing. Maybe? LJ is pretty quiet, so I'm not sure how much interest there would be, but a round of Silverbullets schmoopiness seems in order. I will put out feelers soon, and if there is interest, it shall happen! Maybe just a lightning round, so it's quick and pressure free.
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posted by [personal profile] laurificus at 08:07pm on 24/06/2013 under
Look, a hurt/comfort bingo card for me! 3 guesses whether I will tend more towards hurt or comfort? Also, it is like a month until Comic-Con. What are the chances there aren't spoilers of doom and I end up writing H/C about, I dunno, Nadal/Federer?


My hc_bingo card )

Actual skeletons in the closet of the Batcave, anyone?
Music:: Arrested Development on the TV
Mood:: Slightly less despairing
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So...that'll be my interest in Wimbledon largely done for the year, especially while Serena is being such a tool. jesus Christ, look at my unhappy face.
Mood:: 'crushed' crushed
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I really have to go to bed, on account of the ungodly hour I must get up at in the morning, but OMG, OMG, BRUCE! I think that might have been the most amazing thing I have ever seen. He played for 3 and a half hours! The band are still a really incredible group of musicians, and he still knows how to entertain a crowd. (There was a point, actually, where I thought the atmosphere was a bit subdued, but he fixed that. As he does.)

There were many, many awesome things, but My City of Ruins was particularly good--in part because I just love how he performs it live, and in part because it was really explicitly about Clarence. <3 And Dancing in the Dark, because--obviously. And singing Tougher than the Rest with a sign from a member of the crowd in remembrance of his father in front of his mic. Getting a little kid on stage! Twist and Shout! Really, pretty much every song I love.

There was also some really cool thing with trumpets I didn't even recognise but will google tomorrow. And! And! An acoustic version of Thunder Road, right at the end. Have I said Amazing yet? Totally was. He was so good, the entire place went silent, and people who tried to break it were shushed.

Also, dude, the first song the crowd really got into was I'm on Fire. Apparently, nobody else cares that it's incredibly creepy. Or maybe that was the draw, I dunno. My point is. AMAZING! All of it! Even the creepy song!
Mood:: OMG!
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posted by [personal profile] laurificus at 10:41am on 14/06/2013 under
You know what's better than a Friday and its promise of possibly an early finish and two long lies thereafter? A Friday where you unexpected do not have to go into work because of major power failure in the building. Long weekend for the win! Now to decide what to do with this surprising bonus...
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posted by [personal profile] laurificus at 09:43pm on 13/06/2013 under
Dan Harmon coming back to Community has made me so very, very happy. [personal profile] musesfool did briefly scare me with tales of his awfulness, but dickishness and self-loathing are a small price to pay if it means getting Abed back. And even if this final season never reaches the awesome heights of seasons 1 and 2, it's Harmon's show, in a way that The West Wing was Sorkin's, and I'm glad he's going to get to finish it off. No outrageously out of character security leaks this time!

I forget what the other thing I was going to say was, but it was obviously extremely important. Josh Ritter tickets will soon be mine! That could have been it, but I don't think it was.

I am extremely tired, which I suppose is what comes of getting up at 6 and going to bed after midnight all week. Possibly, I will read some and aim for sleeping at a more reasonable hour. Sleep is probably the most important thing to talk about, so let's assume that was actually the other thing.
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
Music:: Bon Iver - Skinny Love
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Good Lord, I have such fic posting angst. How is it done these days! Does anyone still read on LJ? Is crossposting still a thing? Where does AO3 fit in? I have been pondering these things for days. So fuck it. Here is a fic. I have written it precisely 70 or 80 times before, but who cares. This is not the day where I am over all the speech-making and declaring of 8x23.

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Title: The Direct Approach
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: PG
Word count: 1,840
Summary: All the things Sam's done, and this, right here, might be the scariest.

Notes: For [personal profile] mollyamory, who is always wrong about everything. Hopefully, this will be some small consolation.

The Direct Approach )
Mood:: 'aggravated' aggravated
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posted by [personal profile] laurificus at 12:28pm on 08/06/2013
It has happened at last! The annual day of summer has arrived. Possibly scurvy will be kept away for another year.

I have writing to do, and now there is sun to do it in. There is talk later of an afternoon wine gathering. It's like living somewhere not terrible!
Mood:: 'excited' excited
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Ahem. But that will be later. For I have seen the last scene of 8x23. [personal profile] mollyamory tried very hard. She did. But...she could not convey to me its full glory and wonder.

OMG, I can't believe that scene exists in the world. JEREMY FUCKING CARVER!

spoilery, but not really )

Also, let it be noted, that 1,574 words of fic have been committed in honour, though I have no hope of replicating the magic. WTF?
Mood:: I was out!

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