2010

Jan. 1st, 2011 05:16 am
barkinmad: (Godlike Sunset)
2010
*Seen in Theaters (Movies)
+New this Year (Books/Movies)
Favorites
Movies I've Seen )
Books I've Read )
Music I've Enjoyed )
Fandoms I've Joined/New Obsessions )
Awesome Things I've Done )
barkinmad: (Isn't She?)
Dear all of Livejournal.

I'm in need of this shirt:

barkinmad: (Paradox)
Oh hey! So, the night I signed up for the IBB, I decided that Arthur's real last name was Penn. It just seemed right. And then I watched "Bonnie & Clyde" the next day.

GUESS THE NAME OF THE DIRECTOR.

Not taking it back though. I'll just let it be a reference or something.


Also, OMG MY PHOTOBUCKET ACCOUNT IS BACK! \O/
I love you guys, and I know you love me, but please try to not make it go wacko again.

Classes start today. I only have one on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I woke up early anyway. My Broadcast Production class starts at 2, and I just got my (International Edition...oops) textbook in the mail! Exciting exciting.
barkinmad: (Georgie-Worgie)
Here has been my method lately of going through the [livejournal.com profile] inception_kink comments.

"Ooooh, 44 seems like a nice number, let's look at that page!"

Which is to say, there is no method at all.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] fire_at_wi11 directed me towards this LOVELY PHOTO which is under a cut for sanity's sake. )

I have recently discovered two awesome things. The first is thanks to Tumblr, since I saw a picture of Martin Freeman on what was obviously a British quiz show, but I'd never seen it before. After some sleuthing, I found that it was called "What You Were Watching" or something similar, and it's FANTASTIC. So funny. But I suppose it does depend on the panel, much like many other British quiz shows.

The other thing sprang from THAT show, because the basic premise is that they review absolutely awful TV and then make fun of it (OMG MY FAVORITE ACTIVITY) and they talked about this show called "Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum." Yeah, you know about my ban against reality shows? This is an exception. Because, it's just like, it's a total trainwreck to watch, but it's done in such a way that you know the contestants are trying and some of them actually have redeeming qualities (well, okay, one). So that's basically what I've been watching today. Good stuff.

I didn't get to see Scott Pilgrim like originally planned, but I might be able to go see it once I get back to school. Two of my friends are in New York (by the way, WTF? I haven't seen one of them in over six months, and they didn't even tell me about their meeting up?) and were planning on seeing it with another friend right before school. So they might have already seen it by the time I get there, which would suck because I hate going to see a movie that I know will be a huge group thing with people who have already seen it. But, you know, at least I'll get to see it.

UMMMMMMMM nothing else, I suppose.
barkinmad: (Isn't She?)
The highlight of my day was walking down to Ben & Jerry's, getting free fro-yo from my friend who works there, and watching her close up shop.

Which, you know, wasn't so bad.

Movies I Watched Or Started Watching Today:
Bonnie & Clyde (Warren Beatty is a FUCKING DREAMBOAT, guys. How did I not know about him before? Just GUH, I mean...I watch for the plot.)
Sherlock Holmes (Because I currently don't own any of Doyle's books, and you know, research for the murder mystery, and one can never have enough Sherlock, and did I mention how awesome that movie is?)
An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant - YAAAAAY!, The Plot - ...um, sure?)
barkinmad: (Puppy)
You know what? Whatever force there is decided that tonight would be the night I find a video of Joseph Gordon-Levitt talking about Marlon Brando and Guys & Dolls. So I'm just going to take it and run.

barkinmad: (Well Duh)
I've done this all before, you know the drill. From [livejournal.com profile] viorica8957.

1. Reply to this post with the word PIRATES and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.


This Way to Icon Glory )

I can decide whether I want to badly fill out this prompt, watch Sherlock or 3rd Rock, or just listen to the Inception soundtrack over and over and over again.
barkinmad: (Why Did I Do It)
Um...I might have been listening to the Inception soundtrack since I woke up at 10. And then recently switched over to Sherlock Holmes.



I have a Hans Zimmer problem.
barkinmad: (JGL)
Holy crap! I have a lot of new friends! I basically have no idea what to do with you guys, but you basically came just in time because I've been gearing up for some Inception-related postings.

Not gonna lie, I feel kind of bad about this. It seems very stalkery and bordering on RPF. It's sort of like I'm fifteen again. But what can I do? I love looking at the man. Let's just mark this down as some sort of cataloging, okay? I'm preserving these precious pictures for the masses. (LOL, I sense some ~cognitive dissonance~.) And I can't feel too bad because I'm going to make another, very thoughtful, very deep and mature analysis on my thoughts about Inception. But pictures are easier to organize than thoughts, so...

If I go there will be trouble, but if I stay there will be double. )
barkinmad: (Going Incepting)


This post is (hopefully) one of three on a very interesting movie I saw a week ago.

That I will probably see this weekend.

Probably twice.
barkinmad: (Jean)
So yesterday, after realizing I had slept until 6:30 PM and had missed class, I pretty much refused to engage with the rest of the world. A lot of it, I think, was because I had been up for 36 hours, and it still took me two hours to get to sleep. I guess it's a good thing that I have an appointment for next Saturday.

Today was slightly better. I watched an old Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney movie that was playing on TCM. The British stereotypes greatly annoyed me, but other than that it was fun. I'm still 90% convinced that the movie was about gay jockey love. I mean, seriously, all that time together and neither one made a move on Garland? Ridiculous. Garland and Rooney belong together, in every movie.

[livejournal.com profile] sixbitsforfact (is that okay? Can I use her name like that?) came over for happy hour, and then we walked into town. We stopped by Barnes & Noble and I picked up the LoTR trilogy. I already had Fellowship, but it was the version with Elijah on the cover and although I like it, I couldn't find the two other companions to that version, so I figure I can sell it or give it away. I feel a lot better having the trilogy being of the same print. If that makes sense? Anyway, it was large paperback and it only cost $30, which I think is decent considering that they look pretty nice. Then we went for ice cream, and then we walked home. Which means I haven't had dinner, but I know there's an extra pizza slice waiting for me downstairs, and some rice.

Wizard of Oz was waiting on TCM for me when I got home, as well as a movie that I spent about a year trying to track. It was finally on megaupload (and megavideo too!), and I'm really happy that I found it. It may or may not be another Mickey Rooney flick...I'm semi-obsessed with Andy Hardy.

I've almost to the end of Buffy and Angel seasons 1 and 4, but I decided to take a little break, since I feel like I've been watching too much TV on my computer. I've also decided to "not stay up all night" but I don't know how well that is going to take. I have to get up before 4 for an interview, so at least I won't sleep in all day.

There are way too many movies playing in DC for me to keep track of. As well as a bunch of plays for the DC Fringe Festival. Why was I not aware of all the amazing DC things before? Bethesda is boring as hell, I should be living in the city! But at least I've latched on now. I've always loved AFI, and in the next couple of days they're playing "Clue" and "Empire Strikes Back". I think I've missed out on seeing "Legend". Goodbye Tom Cruise on a unicorn! And then E Street is playing "Best Worst Movie" which I've been dying to see for years. There's no way I'm missing that.

Well, that seems to be it for now. I attempted a couple of poems the other day, but I haven't made any progress on that Glee fic. I think I need a plot. That seems to be a bit lacking. I haven't forgotten to clean up [livejournal.com profile] sitrow, I just...haven't done it yet. Oh well. Such is life.
barkinmad: (Beatles)
I went to an Amanda Palmer ninja gig today. It was pretty fucking awesome. As previously mentioned, it took place in the theater where I currently want to live, breathe and die. They actually said that the theater was being forced to closed unless people volunteered, so I heartily signed up. I don't care if I have another schedule and still no way to make money. I want that theater open.

Oh, right! Music! I know she played "Oasis" and "Hallelujah" but I didn't know the names of the other songs because I'm a horrible fan. She and Jason Webley did play an Evelyn Evelyn song that was quite good. The premise reminded me of "Sisters." For those of you unawares:



The one on the left is George Clooney's aunt, BTW. And if you liked that, you should watch the version with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

We had pretty good seats and I took a couple of pictures. I wanted to buy tickets for the actual EE show tomorrow night, but I have a midterm. Oh well.

During the performance, Amanda came down into the audience and sat right next to me for a while! That was pretty awesome. I didn't say anything, but still a very cool story. She also signed my friend's tit (don't worry, I have pics!) and would have signed my notebook if the guy behind us hadn't cut.

Speaking of sisters, I kind of pissed mine off today :/ I'll go bury my shame with more Buffy.
barkinmad: (Ice Avengers)
- I know I said that I'd be crossposting everything over from my shared Wordpress blog, Bonded By Madness, but I recently wrote one about my baking process and it's mostly made up of photos and to transfer the all over would be Too Much Work. So, I'm linking. If you want to read and see how I made delicious chocolate peanut butter ball cupcakes (along with the entire recipe c&p'd), click here. You can leave comments on either blog, if you wish.

- How does one track the anonmeme? I've finally caught on to tracking comms/posts, but I don't know how to get a notification for new threads. Am I gonna have to track each thread individually once I comment? I guess that's better than getting my inbox flooded.

- I'm attempting to use gimp. Not actually failing that hard. Just a little.

- I still kind of have this urge to write, but I don't know what to write about. I guess I'll just write anything. Maybe I'll go back to Bothered and Bewildered.

- I watched "Role Models" last night, and I actually thought it was really funny. On top of the awesomeness of Paul Rudd, there was the added pleasure if Jane Lynch. One of the things I really appreciated that it took it's characters seriously, especially Oggie. The film could have gone the usual route of making fun of the character mercilessly by showing how "awkward" and socially inept he is, but instead they just presented him as a normal kid with a different view of how he wanted to spend his time. They legitimized LARPing, that's how awesome the movie is. There were also multiple Wings reference, so, you know, WIN.

- There's a 90% chance I won't be able to catch the Glee finale tomorrow night because of classes. D: STRONG DISLIKE.
barkinmad: (The Monkees)
Why has there not been a Cas "Wings of Desire" fic?

Or am I just slow?

Also, can anyone recommend a really good, intense movie? Like a psychological thriller, I don't want a melodrama or anything.
barkinmad: (I Love You)
Two nights ago I had my first Glee dream. It also starred Marlon Brando and Gene Kelly.



Maybe I should stop listening to my Musical playlist while sleeping (or maybe I should listen to it more frequently).
barkinmad: (J12)
Guess I owe you a couple of things, huh?

Day 2
Well, I just wrote about Clueless for a paper, so I'm probably going to have to watch that tonight and quote everything line by line, but I'm going to go with Moulin Rouge anyway. It really just made me realize that all that things I imagined I could do with movies could really be done. And it has an awesome soundtrack to boot.

Day 3
Yeah, this is a little hard. Glee is my new favorite, but it's probably not going to be in my all-time tops unless the rest of the season and every season after is going to be as awesome as it has been. Supernatural is a favorite, but I'm a little behind (haven't seen anything after hiatus) and although I love it, it doesn't get me uber-excited every time I watch it anymore. Gilmore Girls is gone, Primeval is fun but not my favorite, Fringe I'm just getting started on, so I guess I'm going to have to go with Doctor Who. It's a great show (probably not the best ever, but damned if I'll ever concede that to my friends), and I'm happy and content every time I watch it. I was getting a little old of RTD antics, but hopefully this new season will be so much awesome I'll forget about the bad things.

Day 4
For much of my life it was Harry Potter. Now I'm thinking it's On The Road, by Jack Kerouac, not because of re-readability or anything, or that is fills me with happy feelings, but it really changed my perspective about life and a lot of things. It affected my philosophy in what I think is a positive way, even though the "characters" are clearly batshit insane.

Day 5
"I am two fools, I know
For loving, and for saying so,"
-John Donne

Day 6
I just counted the number of DVDs in my room: 56. Number of box sets: 16. I recently borrowed The Graveyard Book from my friend, even though I'm already reading Can't Buy Me Love (still not done, less than a hundred pages to go), The Magicians (still), all my reading for class and a bunch of really long Harry/Draco fics that my friend gave to me. I've also decided that I'm going to start writing a really bad gumshoe novel, so if you guys want me to post sections of that I might oblige.
barkinmad: (Son of a...)
Basically, there's this film. And it's a rom-com. I'm not totally opposed to rom-coms, but this looks like the Hollywood brand that's going to make me leave the theater fuming and mad at gender issues and crappy writing and plotholes. But....

Kristen Bell is in it.
And so is Lee Pace. (BTW, why would anyone ever break up with Lee Pace? Or Kristen Bell, for that reason. UNREALISTIC.)
With a new Jason Mraz song.



So this film is pretty much plotting against me in order to secure that my ass in one of those red cushiony seats.

A rehashing of memes to come.
barkinmad: (Shipping)
I need a gif of this dance sequence, stat:



But that's not really what this post is about. )
barkinmad: (Pleeeeease?)
Are we absolutely certain that the Glee cast twitter accounts are valid? Because they're not certified. I want proof of purchase.

Also, my dear friend [livejournal.com profile] safebehindteeth linked me to two of the greatest things ever. This and this mean that I will never again lack for the lulz. The first one is now my background.

For all the friends I may or may not make (I'm still waiting to hear back from some of you), howdy! I'm kind of just getting back to posting on LJ since Twitter took over my life, but I've been here for a while. My profile says a lot about my favorite movies, shows and people men. I'm currently in a musical phase, which means lots of Glee, Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland pictures and humming while I walk. Enjoy it, one day I'll go back to comics book heroes and wanting to see things blown up.

I went to see "Princess and the Frog" today, and, well. Okay. )

And just because I've been collecting Glee gifs and re-watched Sectionals:

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