fai_dust: Questionable Content #1696 (.sick: sleepless)

...maybe I'm looking for a reason to be upset? I don't know. I was trying to distract myself from the fact that LJ wasn't loading (and therefor couldn't make my daily_scifi entry), so I rewatched the damn thing twice on VHS, then tracked it down on the internet so I could make a bunck of icons for a scene I loath. Don't mind me. But then again, Elisabeth Röhm, so, pretty!

Can you tell I haven't slept right in days?

Also, if anyone wants 300+ caps of her in her final scene on Law & Order, let me know. Maybe then I can justify it in a better light?
fai_dust: marvel comics: NewMutantsII - issue #11 (.love)

this is a request to all of my f-list. Given that it looks like I'll have all of jack to do, I thought maybe I could make it a goal to acomplish one fan-thing a day. I'm hoping if you guys could help me out with giving me one of each of the list below, I could use them as prompts. (Also, to get done most of the December gifts I owe you.)
Each bullet is compleatly unrelated to the others. And hey, if you want to fill it out more then once, I won't complain, but what I'm begging for is if each of you could do it once.

  • character, 'ship, and episode from a fandom I know
  • 1-4 related images or a link to a page of a collection of images (ie; a page with screencaps [page 4 of 1x06 caps])
  • adjective, noun and verb
  • expression or cliché
  • first name, object, colour
  • song title or line from a song
  • month and date (within the last year)
  • [(seven numbers b/t 01-20), (six numbers b/t 01-10), (three numbers b/t 01-50)] or, just mash on your number pad to make a long string of digets and I can seperate them.
Thanks in advance, guys. I really appreciate this.
fai_dust: marvel comics: X-23; Target X - issue #06 (.blank)
***** these were written at various times over the last few weeks when I thought them but was too fried to post. I apologise if there are any typos; each and every one was all but unreadable when I actually typed them, but I did run it through spell-check on MS Word, so I hope I got the majority of the mess. *****

sad fact just editing and cleaning this up took... too long. I opened the page at "22:43" and finished at "23:55". Jeeze.

 - I really dislike wiki sites. It took me this side of forever to not hate them immediately because of the potential unreliability of them (I don't care what anyone says about how a wrong answer can be corrected as quickly as under a minute; I know of four incidents involving people I know personally and in 'real life' [as opposed to on-line] where it was the wrong information that kept getting 'corrected'), bitching because I can't figure out the damn rules + gushing over ComicVine )

 - Sometimes, words are awesome but right now, I despise my vocabulary. Unless I know someone really well**, I can come off as either harsh, pissed off or attacking when I don't mean too. Apparently, saying that 'x' template email was used to justify the deletion of a submission is being rude, but that's the most descriptive word I can come up with. "Explain" doesn't fit because the email didn't explain anything.
  **or they happen to have an X-Files reference as their username not be angered because they say the same things with the intent of being a (funny) pain in the ass being harsh.
added in editing/just before posted (this isn't something that needs to be said on a general post, but I'm going to anyways) I am more than a little amused by this note and it's sub-point because I had a conversation on this very subject last night with her.

 - You know how sometimes when you watch a show that you haven't seen in a long time and when you watch it again, you wonder how you didn't see how truly **awful** it is? Well, I caught myself thinking the reverse when I was watching Star Trek; Voyager a while back. I always remember it as being poorly acted in the beginning, not all that good with continuity, having created Seven for gratuities sexuality and just really hokey. I attribute watching it to it being _Star Trek_. But when I actually watch it, it's not nearly as bad as I always think of it.

 - ( http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=91) I cannot comprehend a situation where paying for alcohol is equivalent to covering pizza except maybe in the case of a children's BD party and the parents of birthday child drinking after.

 - spent a full day dicking around on the Blue Bloods Wikia site. A very long no-point detail list of what specifically I did and justifications for everything can be found here; http://bluebloodstv.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Pixie_child/self-absorbed_mind_drop

 - I have found a new way to be horrified and very amused at the same time; http://wonkette.com/. shifting blame + recs found at 2AM )

 - Wow, I'm getting a little political lately. I know it is just through quoting one of the awesome-ness of one of the coolest "Old Guys" on TV, but still. They're directly currently politically-related, so it feels pretty damn close. And while I'm pretty sure no one on my f-list** is a [what's the US equivalent of Canada's Conservative party? I can't keep the two names separate because unlike up here in the land of "Universal" health care, neither words are (as far as I know) words in the English language], but just in case, I apologise. I don't want to offend anyone. Well, not unless you would vote the illiterate media whore, ah, "companion". Then I am not going to say anything in your regard, because I'm a firm believer in the rights of everyone, but you really challenge that.
  **reading this and not a member of my f-list? Seriously? Well, after questioning your sanity (^_^), I invite you to contact me either through commenting, PM-ing via LJ or DW, or emailing me! If I haven't scared you off yet, I'm almost guaranteed to be more than willing to babble incoherently with you.

 - suddenly overwhelmed by 14-year-old guilt from back when I spent two weeks with my aunt and uncle. an instance where I was reminded how everything is a reflection on my father )

 - I'm easily amused. Apparently, Jeri Ryan's birth last name is Zimmerman. cue Star Trek-related giggles
    - also just learned that she turned down a cameo offer to be in (Star Trek) Nemesis, and only asked Kate Mulgrew after. I have nothing against Jeri Ryan, but seriously? Janeway made much more sense than Seven of Nine to appear.

 - this is super cute; http://www.kimonostownhouse.com/

 - I fucking hate the '07 layout of Microsoft Word, but I [well, my OSAP grant] paid for it and it would be stupid to pay for a downgrade just because I'm a stubborn jackass when it comes to change. I just wish I could do the same thing with it as I did for running Windows Vista (I've got it set to look like Windows '98).

 - I really like using DreamWidth as my alpha journal for many reasons, but the major ones are that the posting interface just feels cleaner and the staff is so damn helpful and friendly. Also, because I don't have to fight with logging in and DW allows me to cross-post. That being said, I guess LJ has spoiled me because I find it incredibly inconvenient not to be able to tag my entries with a tick-box list and it drives me up the wall when I want to have more than one space at a time, because you just can't do it in the Rich Text format (they are removed in the post), and if you put the   into the code box then switch to Rich Text for any reason, they are removed then as well. Little things, but they get to me.

 + another thing I had intended to add to my list of upcoming posts; a work-in-progress meme. It is actually one of the few things I could have done in the last few weeks, because it would require little thought, except that there are at least 75+ files in my "in progress" folder and have no idea how to compile the list without having to copy/paste or re-type all the file names out.


Feb. 24th, 2011 12:16 pm
fai_dust: Questionable Content #1696 (.sick: sleepless)

Okay, when you're having trouble following The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, it's a sign you're too loopy to acomplish anything, make wise decisions or spell correctly. Too bad I didn't catch it back at 2:00AM, huh?

But I heard, understood and had the brain capasity to look the quote up (because God knows I'm not typing a line of at least 25 words!) and pass it along.

Colbert: For the record, I believe Sarah Palin is a true statesman whose experience as a failed Vice Presidential candidate, half term governor and eight episode reality star, has fully prepared her to take control of our nuclear arsenal.
[Jan. 25, 2011]
[personal profile] i_want_2 , it reminded me of you. How did you put it, "Fucking retarded"?
fai_dust: Star Trek; DS9: 7x03 (.back on track)

I have been home since Sunday. I am still feeling crazy, but to the few friends I mentioned my, uh, experimentation with my meds, it was informative. The second night, I actually had Greg a little worried because I was so mellow (and not bouncing off the walls or wanting to spin around every thirty minutes), happy just to watch Andromeda and either doodle or play Solitare.

Also, because I am too ADD to work on the over-due holiday gifts, I have been staring at a story board for one of my own conceps that will never see the light of day, and coming up with 'clever' t-shirt designs for a specific tries-too-hard character. ∴ this lead to me having to check with Google to see if it was "Rule 43" or "Rule 34", and I re-found this; http://www.xkcd.com/305/ Likely most of the internet population has read it before, but it's silly and cute.

PS (another dumb quote); I can't get "All right, you liberal pansy sex fiends! 1940s morality is back and it's going to set you fuckers straight!" out of my head. Which is not abnormal, but what should be at least a little worring is that even as an uptight, margenly homophobic, mock (as in, not from a real comic), Steve Rogers still just seems 'quirky'. (from this mock, which I've rec-ed before and am sure most of you have seen as well.)
fai_dust: BtVS: 5x15 - I Was Made to Love You (.the hell)
(still at home, still seeing things, going a little extra crazy because I am at home)

1. "The first thing the Warren Commission found is that it is easier to reach a predetermined decision if you overlook pesky distractions. These include unreliable witnesses who might testify to things that don't fit in with your theory, physical evidence that hasn't been planted medical evidence that hasn't been altered, Mafia co-conspirators who haven't been rubbed out yet, et cetera." [UFOs, JFK, and Elvis by Richard Belzer (pg.33)]
It is the shit. Awesome, funny, cynical and in no way meant to be taken compleatly serously. More info here.
2. While looking for a quote from a children's book (which I still haven't found), found this site and ended up making a profile. Yay books!
- I haven't decided if I'm going to add series, because it would take a while to find 8-16 books per series, or TV-related books (BtVS, Star Trek, ect.)
3. A while ago, my grandmother started to read "cowboy books", most of which she buys at the drugstore. A few months ago, I realized that was code for "porn, set in the wild west".
4. From grade 11 'university-level' chemistry: "Dylan and Harper, ionic, MX (polar)". Somehow, this is a way to remember chemical bond types. It was expanded to include stuff for my college Organic Chemistry class, which may be rembled about later, when I find the post-it and feel like doing so at the same time I remember I wanted to.
5. "Calm down?! I am wearing sunglasses at night! You know who does that? No-talent douchebags." I don't follow Supernatural, it just got too dark and continuity-based for a show that didn't start out as either. But I remember my sister watching it ages ago when I was in the room and every time I remember this line, it sends me into giggles. Last year, I told a classmate about it (after class) and a guy (an adult in the class) overheard me and yelled "Are you dissin' H?", really offended. Now, I have my own obsessions, but really, I never actually said who Dean (and by extention, I) was talking about, so that's really rather sad.
6. ...uh, actually this one is quazi-related to #5, at least in my own brain... "...Beyond the series, Bono is especially notable for being an Irish guy on a sci-fi TV show not played by Colm Meaney." Because it's very true and while Colm Meaney is awesome, so is Mark Sheppard. (The quote is from a page that used to be on Wiki Frakr, but, along with most of their best pages, broke, and had to be retrived from the web.archive site here.
7. At least once a week, when I get serious-brain, I think about making a "happy-thoughts" comm (yes, I just made that up) where a weekly challange is something like "post an image of a cute animal" or "a quote related to (x)", usually non-fandom specific and no upsetting shit allowed. Then I think, what would be the point? I mean, I could probably wrangle a few friends into co-mod-ing it with me, but would anyone other then me actually get anything out of it?
8. I fould my cell phone, which I lost at least six months ago, a few days ago! I knew it was somewhere in my room, but I couldn't find the damn thing until I was looking for the power coard to my extrenal hard drive. Which I still have to find, but whatever.
9. I miss The Bridge. I know there are a bunch of cop shows out there and most have a very similar concept, but this was one of the few that didn't. Also, it gave a different perspective to the police force. Granted, it wasn't always a positive one, but that's how life is. I mean, I respect and am greatful for the work the police do, but there are always going to be people who mess up, are stupid, and even corrupt, no matter what job they do. And the acting was really good, too.
10. "This is the New York that I love-- the one you never see on a postcard." / "Now, there's an untapped market; tranny hooker postcards." Is 'tranny' ('trannie'?) an offensive term? I've heard people say it is (well, read people say so, mostly on S-D), but usually, when I hear the actual term used, it's mostly just as a lazy way of saying transsexual.
(...and by the way, Blue Bloods is awesome. Watch it!)
11. Why is it that LJ & DW mood images have 'drunk' as an unhappy face but 'crazy' as a good one?
. .
fai_dust: Questionable Content #1297 (qc: 1297 - raven)
Just ones I found particularly funny.
Please excuese the poor spelling and/or typos. There were done on notepad as I read them and I couldn't be bothered to go over it before posting.
...Questionable Content - eariler recs can be found here
QC recs under the cut )

- Why is it that of all the characters' in this series, I relate to the OCD-Nurotic girl & the breezy air-head perky-girl? ...don't answer that.


CAD recs under this cut ) 
and of course, because I just can't help myself, there are always then ones that inspired rants  )

Also, read this ; http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/03/tech/gamecore/main677960.shtml

fai_dust: marvel comics: XFactorIII - issue #014 (.unimpressed)

...Yeah. I'm in a mood. can you tell I don't like text-messaging & internet shorthand?

fai_dust: Stargate SG-1: 10x03 - The Pegasus Project (.ooh)

I have found something that has amused me for 6 hours and I'm only into the first 300 out of, like, 2000. Thanks to sophia_gratia for introducing me to it! http://www.questionablecontent.net/ Actually, though, it seems to be a weird influance, because it's the only thing I currently am into that doesn't have me thinking any slash (m/m or f/f) influances.

the ones I found most entertaining so far;
also, you have to read the text below this one; http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=312
fai_dust: law & order: 15x13 - Ain't No Love (Default)

It's not that I think it's extreamly clever or anything and it took almost no time to make, but I am very amused by it. I blame not sleeping.

icon meme

Oct. 26th, 2010 08:55 am
fai_dust: BtVS: season 8 [comic] issue #018 - "Time of Your Life" arc (.dork)
icon meme )

fai_dust: BtVS: season 8 [comic] issue #018 - "Time of Your Life" arc (.dork)

I am feeling very unpleasant today; shaky, jittery&jumpy, unable to focus and oh so very scattered. So, basically, bad-manic. Not fun. Even fangirl-squee excitable exhilaration isn't making it better. *sigh*

1. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
2. before [info]_snitchbitch first asked if there would be any interest in a daily science fiction comm, I had never heard of a daily community. Since, I have found a few (mostly Stargate related), but they're all images as opposed to actual entries with information. At first, I couldn't understand the point of them; why post an image that -odds are- everyone has seen before and has no reason beyond 'ooh, pretty!'?
      However, my opinion has changed. If a particular image inspires me or is overwhelmingly pretty/sexy, it often inspires an idea for LJ icons. Unfortunatally, as I said, other then SG, I have yet to find one that is currentally active in any fandom I follow.
      And everytime I think about this, I want to start either a BtVS or Marvel comics one (maybe both). [For about .2 seconds, I concidered an icontest comm, but even I'm not that much of a masochist.] I have no idea if it would be worth the effort, though.

...and not I shall go back to trying to write my half of the love letter challange and searching for an image I can use for a 'Panorama' icon set, both for [info]femslash_land challanges.
fai_dust: Eureka: 2x03 - Unpredictable (.dumb)

Okay, so even though I couldn't go to sleep until, like, three in the morning, I work up at seven thirty. Fun.

Anyways, after dragging my ass out of bed to take the dogs out, I decided that if I can't write, I may as well f-around on Photoshop to make the icons for a specific project
- and ended up spending over an hour and a half making icons from one comic page scan, most of which were not related
- and somewhere in the middle of doing that, I got distracted and spent half an hour (not counted in the 1.5h of icon making) making 3 textures from Pixie's wings, none of which I used
- then, after taking the dogs out again, I remembered I still had to watch the latest episode of Caprica online (RE; yesterday's kvetching), so I started that while going back to work on the third icon actually related to what I started doing
- only to be distracted by the very pretty Cylon/dead/digitally 'resurrected'/"death walker" girls and just had to cap them, regardless of the crap quality and 'SyFy' (I will not bitch about the dumbass station name, I will not bitch about the dumbass station name, I will not bitch about the dumbass station name...) logo in the 'corner' that is way too far away from the actual corner not to be deliberately a hindrance
- which, as soon as I realized how foolish (and on Vulcan, in relation to how off-project) what I was doing was (at 11:30, 4 hours after I began to make the icons thinking it would only take an hour or so), led to me typing this on Notepad because I know that if I connect to the internet now, I will only get more distracted by updates at various journals/comms/archives.
- speaking of waking up stupid-early and typing to-be LJ entries on Notepad, I just remembered I started 3 last Friday; a general personal update, a list of media I would recommend to everyone and a list of my personal canon/fannish squee

I think I need help.

added at 1:30: ...and yet, even though I didn't want to post this until I finished what I was doing, I still went on to post a dumb memory from years ago. I reiterate; I need help.
fai_dust: Eureka: 2x11 - Maneater [Lexa Doig as Anna Young] (eureka: 2x11 - dr. young "workplace")

I like Laura Cadman a lot better then I like Tess Fontana. Which may have something to do with the fact that Cadman amused me in canon & is usually adorable in fic where as I wanted to shoot Fontana at least 90% of the time.
...which, evidentally, I felt everyone needed to know.
fai_dust: marvel comics: UncannyXMen - issue #500 (marvel: Pixie 'you be eve')
...and some people shouldn't be allowed on the internet after combining different sleeping pills. (Long story, basically, I hadn't slept in a few days and desperate, I took one of my mom's actual sleeping pills along with my antipsychotics just so I could get real sleep. 39 hours later, I'm still loopy.)
So, I ended up deciding to create that Young Marvel Heroes "Secret 'Santa'" fic exchange. I only ever got one responce when I asked if anyone would be interested, but I'm holding out hope that I'll be able to get at least a few people to sign up.
PS; [info]fullmetal_cute, I tease with full fandom love.

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