fightingthecage: (Angus - Rocking It)

Procrastinating on essay. And on getting breakfast, for no reason I can think of. So!

Choose a number and ask me…

01. My sexual orientation.
02. What I'm really bad at.
03. The one person whose arms I'd like to be in.
04. My best first date.
05. A description of my self-esteem.
06. Who my best friends are.
07. My favorite book.
08. Biggest turn-offs.
09. A description of my best friend.
10. My favorite animal.
11. Someone I miss.
12. The reason behind my last break-up.
13. What I did yesterday.
14. My greatest achievements.
15. My favorite songs right now.
16. A description of my last kiss.
17. What I find attractive.
18. All of the pets I've ever owned.
19. My favorite ice cream flavor.
20. The one place I wish I was right now.
21. The most cruel thing anyone has ever said to me.
22. All of the places I've lived.
23. Qualities that make me more likely to love a person.
24. My future plans.
25. One of my internal conflicts.
26. What I'm doing tomorrow.
27. My life's aspirations.
28. My most embarrassing moment.
29. Two of my insecurities.
30. What I would do if I won the lottery.
31. What I love most about myself.
32. My biggest pet peeves.
33. What musical artists I've seen live.
34. How many kids I would like to have.
35. My idea of a perfect date.
36. What I'm really excellent at.
37. My most traumatic experience.
38. Where I would like to live.
39. The nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
40. Whether I like where I live now.
41. What I can hear right now.
42. My relationship with my siblings.
43. What's currently worrying me the most.
44. Something I've repeatedly wished for.
45. My relationship with my parents.
46. What I dislike most about myself.
fightingthecage: (Cookies)


Obviously, I am doing this meme at my own pace. But I have an emergency and I need help. So! What tickles my fancy today is...HOSTESS CAKES!

See, when I was in L.A, I practically lived off these things. Raspberry Hostess cakes, to be exact. And my problem is that I can't seem to find any proof that they exist, or ever existed. AND I NEED SOME.

My mother is in New York at the moment and I want her to bring me some back but I don't know if they're sold on the East coast. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? They were about...six/eight inches long probably. Sponge cake with little globs of raspberry jam (or raspberry flavoured goop, anyway) dotted throughout and nice crunchy little cubes of sugar on top. They were available in every 7/11 I stopped at in California, gas stations, pharmacy's, wherever. £0.99, so very cheap and cheerful and probably filled with more preservatives and E numbers than you could fit on the ingredients tab. And now I can't seem to hear any talk of them, even among Hostess's discontinued lines.

Please, someone, tell me I didn't imagine them. I used to have them every day! It's driving me mental.
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I have no idea who said it, but here it is.



'Great minds don't think alike.'


It's pretty self explanatory really. I like it because I agree with it and think the world would be a better place with a few million less sheep in it.

There, all caught up with meme. I have to ponder what to do for it tomorrow now. Hmmm.
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What is it with this meme and impossibly hard questions? I don't get to read as much as I used to but I used to devour two or three books a week and so many of them are amazing.

Ugh. OK, I'm going to go with my favourite book by my favourite author - Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett. It was the first one of his that I read, when I was thirteen. I'd been intruiged because on a band tour of Germany that summer, one of the guys near me and was frequently laughing out loud. Someone asked him what he was laughing at and he said, 'Dod-a-foodle cock!' which is, as you'll know if you've read it, one of the utterences from a dyslexic cockerel. I knew I had to get it and I think I expected it to be like that all the way through - but it wasn't, it was better.

I remember it being quite difficult to get into for the first few pages and I wasn't sure if I'd finish it. And then, suddenly, I was completely hooked. I adored it and I must have read it about twenty times now. It's travelled around the world with me; quite obviously too, because my copy is falling apart these days. But I still love it and if I ever need a pick-me-up, I turn to it and it always makes me feel better.

Night Watch is another Pratchett favourite. The Belgariad and The Mallorean by David Eddings too - not because the writing is fantastic, because it isn't sometimes, but the world he's created and the storyline kept me living there for months while I devoured all ten and then the accompanying novels.

And an honourable mention to the one I am currently reading - Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I can't recommend this enough. It's a story based on the facts known about the life of Thomas Cromwell, one of Henry VIII's closest advisors and it brings that whole time period to the most amazing life. I .ove it and am deliberately reading it slowly so that it'll last ages.
fightingthecage: (AC/DC - Hell's Bells)


AUGH!

Hard. I don't watch much TV and I find it hard to be seriously excited over programs these days. Having said that, this fortnight sees the return of 24, SPN AND Burn Notice. My cup floweth over and I am a bit squee! about it, it has to be said.

I have to go with 24. I've watched it pretty religiously since it first started, Kiefer Sutherland is hot as hell and it's a program that it both exciting and topical. The stuff they've put Jack through is amazing to watch because Kiefer does such a great job of making Jack hard as nails and also an emotional wreck. I love the way they take everything away from him and make him keep going and the sheer pain of the man.

I haven't watched the first four eps of S8 yet. That's how I'm spending this evening (yay!) - I have seen a trailer though and it looks like they may have let him have some of his life back, so it'll be nice to see that. And how they screw it up for him again, hurrah!

Odds of Kim being put in peril/getting kidnapped again - pretty high, I would say. Either her or ickle Teri (AUGH!).

CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH!

Also, The West Wing should be given an honourable mention. That's a show and a half and if you haven't watched it yet, what's the matter with you?
fightingthecage: (DC Bond - Bond)


American Beauty.

Why? Because it's stunning. Because Kevin Spacey is an utter legend. Because it makes me laugh and cry and the first time I saw it, I was speechless for about an hour. So was my flatmate, who I saw it with. We went home and talked about it for about three hours and still couldn't articulate all the ways it moved us.

I saw it sixteen times before it left the movie theatre. It kind of took over my life for a while. Absolutely amazing film.
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I am going to do the thirty days of meme thing because I feel only able to communicate in meme form at the moment - which is better than not at all, isn't it? Yes? Or maybe not, I don't know.

I feel all over the place about a lot of things and have no words to write them down. In better news, I have started reading my flist again and am reminded all over again why I love LJ, and you lot.

Anyway, day 1. Why does it have to start with an actually impossible ask? My favourite song? I can't even begin to choose one but picking a top five or similar seems like cheating. So I'ma think about this one for a bit.

*half hour later*

No closer. I have looked at my '25 most played' on itunes and that's not much help either as I recently reinstalled it so the numbers aren't right. It does tell me that 21 out of the 25 played most are AC/DC tracks (big surprise there) so I will have to choose a song by them for no other reason than I listen to them 95% of the time.

Oh God, this is impossible. I suppose this meme is already showing that too much choice can be a bad thing. Also, that I am indecisive. And have too much music.

OK, we're going to go with...argh. OK. Um. We'll go with Whole Lotta Rosie. It's not my favourite song of all time and probably not even my favourite AC/DC track. But it embodies everything I love about rock music.

It's about a fan that Bon Scott shagged one time when they were on tour. She was big and heavy and wouldn't let him out of her room until she'd had her fill - which, by all accounts, took a while. For years, back in the day, it was voted the #1 hard rock/metal song ever written. And it's fun. The lyrics are typical of the band and it's so tongue in cheek, it's brilliant.

And, even by Angus's standards, the guitar fucking wails. You can't do anything but let it all hang out when you listen to this properly - crank it up, get the air guitars out and go for it.

There. Day 1. Impossible.

Meme

Jan. 18th, 2010 01:46 am
fightingthecage: (AC/DC - Hell's Bells)


Man, this one made me feel old - then and now meme )

In other news - men are confusing.

I'm sure this comes as a big surprise to everyone.
fightingthecage: (MR - Paris View)


I am writing right now and it feels damn good. And I feel like doing more so here, lets try this meme.

Choose one or two or however many and a character/pairing and I'll try and write something for it. You can also ask for original if you're interested in seeing what my pretty little brain comes up with myself.

1) we would all be fools to pray for justice
2) great charity, bad tactics
3) a place beyond fear
4) prayer is a dangerous business
5) trying to build a tower out of custard
6) I will not fail death
7) all things out of season
8) lit like a burning city
9) now explain why you glow in the dark
10) expect to be valued accordingly
11) such a natural, normal lethality
12) choose good actions without good knowledge
13) the confusion of mind you dub honor
14) you were born to be betrayed
15) how long have I been walking down this road?
16) any man can be kind when he is comfortable
17) I've seen him cheat himself
18) these prizes are for living men
19) in desperation, anything becomes possible
20) I'd storm heaven for you, if I knew where it was
21) ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be
22) with the right to rule came the duty to protect
23) they will be vastly unlucky in their children
24) but he quit just an hour too soon
25) matter remembered itself so very clearly
26) the structure of her nose alone
27) all the words in all the languages of the world that ever were or will be
28) like trying to weave a box of shadows in which to carry water
29) time and scale, both altered out of reckoning
30) even your darkness shall be treasured then

Fandoms - 24, SPN, Good Omens, Queer as Folk, The West Wing, Milliways, James Bond, the Amber Chronicles. Any other books/movies you know I've seen, I feel like casting a wide net tonight.

In other news, I finally bought myself the Band of Brothers boxset. I've been meaning to get it for over a year - and it's been on sale in HMV for about that long too - so I finally got it. I don't have it as, naturally, I lent it to Steve straight away. But I am looking foward to seeing it when he's finished with it which will probably be Wednesday.

I'm dying to mainline all seven seasons of TWW too. But then, I usually am. I just never start because once I do, I know I wont be able to stop and that's a lot of TV watching to face up to. Maybe this summer.

You know I was bitching about work the other day because I was dreading this weekend? Well, I'm two days into it and it hasn't been too bad so far. Yesterday wasn't as busy as expected; today was but because we were well prepped, we pretty much bossed it. Two days to go! I will relax so much when they're done. And also go shopping because there's a Blackberry in the Orange shop with my name allllll over it.
fightingthecage: (DC Bond - Bond)


Meme, from [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna

1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.


She gave me Daniel Craig, Kiefer Sutherland and Joaquim de Almeida. I CAN'T DO THIS!! )

Wow, way to completely overthink a simple meme.

ETA: Probably dumb question, but how do you get hi-def pictures? Like, if I were to screencap a blu-ray movie, would that count? Or is it something complicated to do with pixels?
fightingthecage: (SPN - Grinning!Sam)


1. Post a list of fandoms.
2. Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each fandom.
3. When guessed, bold the fandom, enter in who got it and a sentence about why you like the character/person.



1. 24 Jack, guessed by Bridget. And...because Jack's awesome.

2. The West Wing Jed, Bridget again. I love them all on a rotating basis but Jed inches it overall. He's just so intelligent, yet geeky, yet moral, yet badass, yet weak, yet strong. Adorable and worthy!

3. Supernatural Dean, Bridget again. Because he's hot. And loves rock music. And doesn't need powers to be special and loves his brother even when he's being an arse.

4. Discworld

5. Harry Potter Harry, by Bridget. I seem to have a thing for leading men. I don't know - I love Harry because he has flaws but he's brave enough to face them.

6. The Belgariad/Mallorean

7. Good Omens Crowley, guessed by Kate. He's just so cool.

8. The Dresden Files Harry - only half right! There's another character that shares top billing here. Still, half a point to Kate. Harry is the biggest Gary Stu out there but I still kind of find him adorable. Mainly due to his badass wizardry. Annnnd, Kate gets the full point for getting the other one - Michael. What can I say, I have a thing for strong, righteous men. Sometimes, at least. :)

9. James Bond James, by Bridget. Because...well duh. He's James frickin' Bond!

10. Queer as Folk Brian, guessed by Bridget. I thought people might be inclined to say Justin, as I RP him and everything. But Brian's my favourite in the show because I love his attitude and the way even though he appears to be a complete asshole, he does tend to do the right thing and frequently puts others before him. He'll even ruin himself for a cause and do it anonymously, and let everyone else think he's being a twat. Love him!

Some of these will be ridiculously easy. Some of them, you may be surprised (hell, I might be - there's one or two I'm wavering on).

In other news, there is no other news. That I can be bothered to type about anyway. RP though! RP is awesome right now! I'm loving it. :D!
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I was going to catch up on 24 tonight but there is rugby on TV and so, I shall finish this meme instead. No doubt this will be loooonng...

From [livejournal.com profile] shellebelle

I forgot to cut this first time around )

From [livejournal.com profile] shadowofdoubt

Cuts are our friends )

I've got one more to do but this is long enough, I think. Plus, the rugby is finished so I'm going to go watch some 24.
fightingthecage: (SPN - Tinytext!Dean)


Today has been pretty shit. This is possibly due to my seeming inability to go to bed before 3am recently. But I like to think it's more to do with fuckwads at work, who disappear and leave me with a pile of washing up to do even though they started an hour later than I did. Yes, Head Chef Sam, I'm looking at you, you lazy fuck. I love you but you do my head in.

Still. I have RP stuff to do, which is awesome. It necessitated watching some S3 24 last night (hence 3am), which of course means that there must be more watching of it tonight. Just because I love it. We'll ignore the fact that I have four hours of new 24 to catch up on, shall we? And the last ep of SPN. Good good.

Oh, also re: work - remember a couple of weeks ago when I was ranting about not being paid? The boss has been back from hospital for a week...still no sign of her paying her fucking staff. Oh, I've had a large chunk of it, in cash. But I'm owed more. I can't say how much more because she hasn't processed our payslips. I'm reduced to raiding Evie's bank account for food and heating. I hate this. Hate it hate it hate it. I just want to go and yell in her face and tell her what a useless bitch she's being. But I need my job so I guess I just have to deal with it. If I get into a row with her, I'll end up walking out. It's happened at other jobs and I'm so disgusted with her I could happily never set foot in the place again.

All that aside...meh. I'ma watch some Salazars. Have another meme.

Describe me in one word, just one single word. Positive or negative

Leave your word in a comment, before looking at what words others have used

Copy and paste the meme to your journal to find out how people describe you when limited to one word.
fightingthecage: (SPN - Tinytext!Dean)


s'looks like fun.

Association Meme

Comment to this post and I will give you five subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this to your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.


Will reply to comments tomorrow though, crashing now. Ugh, so tired.
fightingthecage: (Angus - Rocking It)


LET'S RING IN SOME
HONESTY
WITH THE NEW YEAR
THE MEME


Honesty meme. Go nuts.
fightingthecage: (Bass and Fag)


Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first is the title.

I Call You Up Whenever Things Go Wrong

You let me violate you
I feel forces all around me
Who's that knocking on my door?

I thought I saw a man brought to life
For five long years I thought you were my man
You keep saying you've got something for me
When you were here before, couldn't look you in the eye

Go to sleep you little baby
Long long long long time ago, before the wind before the snow
Never made it as a wise man
You're backed against the wall
I think I'm drowning, asphixiating

Fake tales of San Francisco echo through the room
I don't know what love is
We talked, together sharpening a knife
Games changes and fears, when will they go from here?
Oh Danny boy
Spy on me baby, use satellite
What good is sitting alone in your room?
I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord.


...wow, bits of that work really well. Small bits. Perhaps it's just the similar theme of a lot of the songs on my 'favourites' playlist (ipod is out in the car and I don't want to shuffle my whole library in itunes).
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Leave me an anonymous comment pouring your heart out. Say anything. Tell me your stories, your secrets, those things no one ever asks but you wish to tell. Tell me about your love, your hate, your indifference, your joy. Tell me about what's inside of you when you're reading through these entries on your friends list, and tell me why you continue to come back here. Tell me anything. Tell me what you really think of me or yourself. Anything.

Post anonymously [by selecting the anonymous box]. Speak honestly, because there isn't any censure here. Post as many times as you like. One faceless wonder to another. You don't have to be on my friends list. You can just be stopping through. It doesn't matter.

And then, pass it on.
fightingthecage: (Bass and Fag)


I don't watch Doctor Who but I find it weird when the trailers for tonight's ep say possible spoiler? )

And [livejournal.com profile] edgesknitcap was totally right, I will do the fifty things meme. I am just that bored this morning.

And why not? )

Now I think I will go see about those scrambled eggs.

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