nausicaa83: (<kingsman> in the mood)
The picture of the day is my dad's old guitar, back from the music store. It had been in storage for fifteen years, but surprisingly it was all right, except obviously for the strings. I had them put new ones on, and it only cost me fifteen euros. They told me the little bone thing at the top (always at hand with the mot juste, aren't I?) will probably need replacing in the near future though. Me, I'm still shocked it wasn't eaten by termites or something like that.



I'll try and play a few chords on it later. Seeing as I've been learning the ukulele for more than a year now, I'll have to re-learn all chords and where my fingers are supposed to go. It's going to be fun. My therapist told me I need to learn to accept and let my anger free, so this is probably going to help with that. :D

In fandom news, we've had some great season finales: both Person of Interest and Once Upon A Time blew my mind, and I'm very excited to see where they're going next. I finally dropped The Vampire Diaries: it's not that I didn't like it anymore, but it was getting really boring, and I hadn't been looking forward to it for quite some time anyway. And with me having a Netflix subscription now there's a lot of shows I want to see and a very limited amount of time to do it, I have to cut my losses. That's why I decided to drop Sleepy Hollow as well: I loved the first season, but never got around to see the second one. I noticed how most reviewers didn't like this new season at all, and then I read an article that they're going to change the show even further next season, and give it a more procedural feel, with the monster of the week and all. That was the end of it for me.

Yesterday's Supernatural episode was kind of meh. Mostly just a bridge to the finale next week. I'm still cautiously trusting them to do the right thing and fix that horrible mess they wrote themselves into with the last episode, but if they don't, and they're actually planning on reversing to the same tired tropes from the first two seasons, well that's it for me, I won't be back for the next season. Again, lots of great shows, too little time to stick to the ones that've disappointed me. But still, there's one episode left, I would be very happy to be proven wrong.

And while I was typing this entry the mailman rang with this little package from Singapore:



It's Eggsy's necklace from Kingsman The Secret Service, and it's amazing. Way better than I dared hope. It's a perfect replica, sturdy, and it looks incredible. Plus it arrived just in time for the release of the movie in digital hd tomorrow. I only watched it once in the cinema two months ago, and ever since I've been dying to experience it in the original language. And now I have my necklace to wear while watching it too! Tomorrow can't come soon enough! ♥
nausicaa83: (<supernatural> L is for the way you look)
Feels like I haven't written a Supernatural entry in ages. The funny thing is that I'm actually really enjoying this season (it's no season 8, but I love the main storyline and the character development is great), I'm just lazy. :D That being said, I thought yesterday's episode deserved an entry, since it was the pilot of a possible spin-off.

To be fair, I came in with low expectations. I couldn't see how a spin-off with new characters could work, and I was pissed they wouldn't use characters we already know and love (like Jody Mills, or Charlie), instead of two random dudes. And yet surprisingly I liked it, to the point that I might actually watch Bloodlines if they make it. I liked the fact that it was really different from a SPN episode, especially the direction. I liked the plot, and surprisingly I really liked the two main characters, and Violet. They went for two of the most overused tropes in the genre, but they're kind of the stepping stone in SPN, and they did a good work with them. Plus the main actors were really good, and added a lot of depth to their characters. Couldn't really care for Margo, although every time she was on screen I had to throw Godfather quotes at her, and it made me giggle a lot. *heavy italian accent* "You don't understand, David, we are going to the mattresses! Leave the gun, take the cannoli!"

I amuse myself. :D

And what really surprised me was how they referenced a certain Dean/Castiel scene in a very romantic way. Boy, was I not expecting that at all. It's not the first time they've done that, but I always love it when they do!

Also, whoa, Nathaniel Buzolic looks a lot like Andrew Garfield. How come I never noticed it when he was playing Kol? And the fact that he wasn't doing his usual British accent was very confusing. Loved to see him in a different role, he's really good.

And next week, we're finally back to the main plot! Only three episodes left! Nooooooooo!
nausicaa83: (<once upon a time> hug)
Can I just say that The Vampire Diaries is one of the best shows ever? Let me explain why. One of the main themes is death, and grief. Yesterday's episode, Memorial, was all about learning to let go of your loved ones after their death. That last scene made me cry my eyes out, actual sobbing, with snot and red eyes and all the package. And yet, it didn't trigger me at all, like Downton Abbey did. It felt cathartic, like taking poison out of a wound, that feeling when a painkiller finally starts working and the body stops hurting.

It's not only a great show, with complex, flawed, beautiful characters, but it's like a good 40 minutes of free therapy on the side. I wish I could hug this show.
nausicaa83: (<once upon a time> hug)
Can I just say that The Vampire Diaries is one of the best shows ever? Let me explain why. One of the main themes is death, and grief. Yesterday's episode, Memorial, was all about learning to let go of your loved ones after their death. That last scene made me cry my eyes out, actual sobbing, with snot and red eyes and all the package. And yet, it didn't trigger me at all, like Downton Abbey did. It felt cathartic, like taking poison out of a wound, that feeling when a painkiller finally starts working and the body stops hurting.

It's not only a great show, with complex, flawed, beautiful characters, but it's like a good 40 minutes of free therapy on the side. I wish I could hug this show.
nausicaa83: (<adventure time> rock on)
This was such a lovely day for some of my favourite fandoms! There are lots of wonderful spoilers on twitter coming from the Teen Wolf panel at NYCC, confirming what we already thought, that this show is indeed a wonderful gift from the gods. ♥

There's an update of the Travelling Lemon project here, with pictures of what the finished book will look like. And let me tell you, it looks amazing. *__________*

Tati and I bought the train tickets for Lucca Comics and Games, and she ordered new blue contact lenses for her Fem!Castiel cosplay. Now it feels definitely real, completely official. \o/

The Vampire Diaries season premiere was, as expected, brilliant. So many things happening, all of my theories turned out to be wrong. I love it when my shows prove me wrong. *________*

Tati, who is awesome, spent a good hour yesterday creating a Stiles and a Derek for my Rock Band band. She's so talented, she's the one who made Sherlock and John too, and as soon as she finished their wardrobe and instruments, I made them sing and play this playlist:

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Howling For You - The Black Keys


It's as good an occasion as any to remind all of you that most of the time I have the sense of humour of a twelve year old. Thankfully, Tati shares that with me, and we kept giggling and laughing all the way through it. After all, we constantly play Staying Alive just so we can watch Sherlock and John sing it and jump around while trying to steal each other's microphone. :D

EDIT: Also, COULSON LIVES. This day just keeps getting better and better! ♥
nausicaa83: (<adventure time> rock on)
This was such a lovely day for some of my favourite fandoms! There are lots of wonderful spoilers on twitter coming from the Teen Wolf panel at NYCC, confirming what we already thought, that this show is indeed a wonderful gift from the gods. ♥

There's an update of the Travelling Lemon project here, with pictures of what the finished book will look like. And let me tell you, it looks amazing. *__________*

Tati and I bought the train tickets for Lucca Comics and Games, and she ordered new blue contact lenses for her Fem!Castiel cosplay. Now it feels definitely real, completely official. \o/

The Vampire Diaries season premiere was, as expected, brilliant. So many things happening, all of my theories turned out to be wrong. I love it when my shows prove me wrong. *________*

Tati, who is awesome, spent a good hour yesterday creating a Stiles and a Derek for my Rock Band band. She's so talented, she's the one who made Sherlock and John too, and as soon as she finished their wardrobe and instruments, I made them sing and play this playlist:

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Howling For You - The Black Keys


It's as good an occasion as any to remind all of you that most of the time I have the sense of humour of a twelve year old. Thankfully, Tati shares that with me, and we kept giggling and laughing all the way through it. After all, we constantly play Staying Alive just so we can watch Sherlock and John sing it and jump around while trying to steal each other's microphone. :D

EDIT: Also, COULSON LIVES. This day just keeps getting better and better! ♥
nausicaa83: (<big bang theory> blow me a kiss)
It's sunday, I'm still sick, it's raining and freezing outside and I'm bored, so how about some tv reviews?

The Big Bang Theory )

The Vampire Diaries )

I had to put all the books I'm reading on hiatus because with that stupid fever I had to re-read every page three times before I'd get it, so I've been playing Okamiden instead. Apparently my feverish brain works enough for videogames at least. Anyway, there was this scene where the two main characters had to wear masks to enter the demon market, and I had to draw demon faces on the sheets. I drew a huge smiley face on one mask, and wrote "GET SHERLOCK" on the other one, because it was the most demonic thing I could think of. And they wore those masks for a good hour of cut scenes and fight scenes, it was awesome. :D
nausicaa83: (<big bang theory> blow me a kiss)
It's sunday, I'm still sick, it's raining and freezing outside and I'm bored, so how about some tv reviews?

The Big Bang Theory )

The Vampire Diaries )

I had to put all the books I'm reading on hiatus because with that stupid fever I had to re-read every page three times before I'd get it, so I've been playing Okamiden instead. Apparently my feverish brain works enough for videogames at least. Anyway, there was this scene where the two main characters had to wear masks to enter the demon market, and I had to draw demon faces on the sheets. I drew a huge smiley face on one mask, and wrote "GET SHERLOCK" on the other one, because it was the most demonic thing I could think of. And they wore those masks for a good hour of cut scenes and fight scenes, it was awesome. :D
nausicaa83: (<sherlock> now people will talk)
Today it's Star Wars day, so all together now,

May The Fourth Be With You!


I love saying that, it never gets old. :D

Today is also the 121th anniverary of the original Reichenbach fall, on May 4th 1891. So happy anniversary, Sherlock Holmes fandom, the fandom that waited, and waited, and waited some more! May it always be 1895 in our hearts. ;)

It's been a quiet uneventful day. Had to move my therapy session to next tuesday because my therapist got the flu, working in a hospital and everything. Man, I wouldn't last one day. Not sure I would have been able to go, though, because today is the second day of my period, and I ache everywhere. Plus the usual, nausea, headache, and dizziness. Ugh.

Anyway, the Vampire Diaries episode brightened up the day a lot, with its incredible plot twists. It felt like a two-hour-long episode, so much stuff happening, amazing. The season finale is going to blow my mind, I know it. And I especially loved that song right at the beginning, these guys sure know how to choose great songs. *________*

I'm praying the tv gods they'll give Community a new season. Yesterday's episode felt so much like a final episode, it was heartbreaking. And I read some great theories online, concerning the characters from the evil timeline interacting with our timeline, if that's true, then it's definitely another season finale that's going to blow my mind. :D
nausicaa83: (<sherlock> now people will talk)
Today it's Star Wars day, so all together now,

May The Fourth Be With You!


I love saying that, it never gets old. :D

Today is also the 121th anniverary of the original Reichenbach fall, on May 4th 1891. So happy anniversary, Sherlock Holmes fandom, the fandom that waited, and waited, and waited some more! May it always be 1895 in our hearts. ;)

It's been a quiet uneventful day. Had to move my therapy session to next tuesday because my therapist got the flu, working in a hospital and everything. Man, I wouldn't last one day. Not sure I would have been able to go, though, because today is the second day of my period, and I ache everywhere. Plus the usual, nausea, headache, and dizziness. Ugh.

Anyway, the Vampire Diaries episode brightened up the day a lot, with its incredible plot twists. It felt like a two-hour-long episode, so much stuff happening, amazing. The season finale is going to blow my mind, I know it. And I especially loved that song right at the beginning, these guys sure know how to choose great songs. *________*

I'm praying the tv gods they'll give Community a new season. Yesterday's episode felt so much like a final episode, it was heartbreaking. And I read some great theories online, concerning the characters from the evil timeline interacting with our timeline, if that's true, then it's definitely another season finale that's going to blow my mind. :D
nausicaa83: (<supernatural> torn apart)
This morning I had my usual therapy session, and when my therapist saw the wound on my left hand from Sakura's enthusiastic cuddling session last saturday she dragged me to see a doctor. The verdict is, I got lots of compliments for how good I am at bandaging wounds, everything's fine, if it swells up in the next few days I'd better come back.

I was feeling really stupid because we were in the clinic where mom is, so a cut on the hand is the textbook definition of "no big deal", but I also trust my therapist A LOT, so if she says "let's go get a doctor right now" I just do as I'm told. And since he didn't laugh, it must have been a bit more serious than I thought. I guess what they were implying was that I should have gotten a couple of stitches back then, and I knew it, but I didn't want to waste my saturday afternoon sitting in the ER. When my aunt learns about this, she's going to kill me.

Carelessness when it comes to my body aside, let's talk about the Vampire Diaries. Dear writers, thanks for all these wonderful stories, and these characters, but stop breaking my heart every other episode. And that last scene, how am I supposed to wait another week? That's plain evil.
nausicaa83: (<supernatural> torn apart)
This morning I had my usual therapy session, and when my therapist saw the wound on my left hand from Sakura's enthusiastic cuddling session last saturday she dragged me to see a doctor. The verdict is, I got lots of compliments for how good I am at bandaging wounds, everything's fine, if it swells up in the next few days I'd better come back.

I was feeling really stupid because we were in the clinic where mom is, so a cut on the hand is the textbook definition of "no big deal", but I also trust my therapist A LOT, so if she says "let's go get a doctor right now" I just do as I'm told. And since he didn't laugh, it must have been a bit more serious than I thought. I guess what they were implying was that I should have gotten a couple of stitches back then, and I knew it, but I didn't want to waste my saturday afternoon sitting in the ER. When my aunt learns about this, she's going to kill me.

Carelessness when it comes to my body aside, let's talk about the Vampire Diaries. Dear writers, thanks for all these wonderful stories, and these characters, but stop breaking my heart every other episode. And that last scene, how am I supposed to wait another week? That's plain evil.
nausicaa83: (<supernatural> torn apart)
This morning I had my usual therapy session, and when my therapist saw the wound on my left hand from Sakura's enthusiastic cuddling session last saturday she dragged me to see a doctor. The verdict is, I got lots of compliments for how good I am at bandaging wounds, everything's fine, if it swells up in the next few days I'd better come back.

I was feeling really stupid because we were in the clinic where mom is, so a cut on the hand is the textbook definition of "no big deal", but I also trust my therapist A LOT, so if she says "let's go get a doctor right now" I just do as I'm told. And since he didn't laugh, it must have been a bit more serious than I thought. I guess what they were implying was that I should have gotten a couple of stitches back then, and I knew it, but I didn't want to waste my saturday afternoon sitting in the ER. When my aunt learns about this, she's going to kill me.

Carelessness when it comes to my body aside, let's talk about the Vampire Diaries. Dear writers, thanks for all these wonderful stories, and these characters, but stop breaking my heart every other episode. And that last scene, how am I supposed to wait another week? That's plain evil.
nausicaa83: (<vampire diaries> elijah)
When I watch a new episode of The Vampire Diaries I always have the feeling it's a two-hour long episode, because so much stuff happens, and so much character development, and whoa! It's always such a thrilling ride!

About yesterday's episode, now I have two new OTPs, Caroline is my favourite character (again), and I went back to not knowing what the bad guys are planning until they spell it out to Elena. My mind was blown once again. :D

Also, Kol looks so much like Elijah it's uncanny.
nausicaa83: (<vampire diaries> elijah)
When I watch a new episode of The Vampire Diaries I always have the feeling it's a two-hour long episode, because so much stuff happens, and so much character development, and whoa! It's always such a thrilling ride!

About yesterday's episode, now I have two new OTPs, Caroline is my favourite character (again), and I went back to not knowing what the bad guys are planning until they spell it out to Elena. My mind was blown once again. :D

Also, Kol looks so much like Elijah it's uncanny.
nausicaa83: (<vampire diaries> elijah)
When I watch a new episode of The Vampire Diaries I always have the feeling it's a two-hour long episode, because so much stuff happens, and so much character development, and whoa! It's always such a thrilling ride!

About yesterday's episode, now I have two new OTPs, Caroline is my favourite character (again), and I went back to not knowing what the bad guys are planning until they spell it out to Elena. My mind was blown once again. :D

Also, Kol looks so much like Elijah it's uncanny.
nausicaa83: (<vampire diaries> vampires)
Holy shit, The Vampire Diaries. For once I was right. It's the first time I anticipated them, and figured out a plot point (the fourth coffin, woot!), I'm feeling so proud of myself. This show keeps getting better, and now we have new awesome characters, and I want to hug Elena so much. All the feelings, guys.

I just bought Final Fantasy XIII-2, and I'm 40 minutes in it, and so far I love it. Noel is adorable, Serah isn't useless at all, the Moogle is cute but never annoying, and I'm actually understanding what's going on. :D Off to Pulse, then!

EDIT: And this is the best comment to this VD episode EVER. I was browsing a forum, and somebody linked it as a review and I laughed for ten minutes straight. XD
nausicaa83: (<vampire diaries> vampires)
Holy shit, The Vampire Diaries. For once I was right. It's the first time I anticipated them, and figured out a plot point (the fourth coffin, woot!), I'm feeling so proud of myself. This show keeps getting better, and now we have new awesome characters, and I want to hug Elena so much. All the feelings, guys.

I just bought Final Fantasy XIII-2, and I'm 40 minutes in it, and so far I love it. Noel is adorable, Serah isn't useless at all, the Moogle is cute but never annoying, and I'm actually understanding what's going on. :D Off to Pulse, then!

EDIT: And this is the best comment to this VD episode EVER. I was browsing a forum, and somebody linked it as a review and I laughed for ten minutes straight. XD
nausicaa83: (<vampire diaries> vampires)
Holy shit, The Vampire Diaries. For once I was right. It's the first time I anticipated them, and figured out a plot point (the fourth coffin, woot!), I'm feeling so proud of myself. This show keeps getting better, and now we have new awesome characters, and I want to hug Elena so much. All the feelings, guys.

I just bought Final Fantasy XIII-2, and I'm 40 minutes in it, and so far I love it. Noel is adorable, Serah isn't useless at all, the Moogle is cute but never annoying, and I'm actually understanding what's going on. :D Off to Pulse, then!

EDIT: And this is the best comment to this VD episode EVER. I was browsing a forum, and somebody linked it as a review and I laughed for ten minutes straight. XD
nausicaa83: (<vampire diaries> vampires)
What's up with the Vampire Diaries? Everytime I'm thinking "this season is awesome, can't get any better" they go and give Klaus a scene that makes this show even more wonderful than it already was. The writers are great, but that guy is superlative. You just feel that he's such an old, ancient, lonely creature. And that scene at the bridge? Holy crap, that was some great acting all around. Nina deserves all the awards.

And I also have a new ship, because I just couldn't help it. It's quite obvious which one. ;)

Another cliffhanger of doom! New characters! Damon is so amazing I'm surprised the universe hasn't imploded yet! I can't wait for the next episode! These Vampire Diaries reviews are getting repetitive, I know, but it's not my fault. :D

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