sherrilina: (Arya Stark (Game of Thrones))
Ugh once again I find myself angry and disappointed by the Emmy nominations, I don't know why I even bother to expect anything different...*sigh*

My main beef is the way The Borgias once again got snubbed in all of the major categories, especially acting when such average performances as Mr. Bates, Anna, and the Earl of Grantham got recognized, what the hell?! I mean I love me some Downton Abbey, even enjoyed season 2 unlike most of fandom, but it certainly did not deserve to get SO many awards, especially at the expense of better shows that were ignored. (And if they wanted to insist on giving it that many acting ones, they couldn't have given nods to the more talented cast members like Laura Carmichael?) Michelle Dockery can get it though, hope she wins. And I hope The Borgias at least win in some of the technical categories it was nominated in, like music (the music in the finale was stunning) and costumes...should have been nominated for art direction too (one of the most beautiful shows I've ever seen), but oh well. It irritates me though when I see people complaining that Game of Thrones got screwed over or "hosed" because hello, YOU GOT BEST DRAMA AND BEST ACTOR THAT IS PRETTY MAJOR FOR A GENRE SHOW! /rant

Also rooting for Community to win for "Remedial Chaos Theory" (glad it got that at least, ugh) and for Veep (which was very funny and deserved recognition, though I feel it had a big advantage being on HBO, which seems to be where the nominators look first regardless of quality). And I was delighted to see Portlandia nominated for "One Episode More" (the BSG epp, and the only one I've seen actually, lol), because it is so accurate and clever! ;) But yeah, I don't think I will be watching, as usual. It's funny, I watch so much TV these days, and yet the Oscars are still a much bigger deal for me.


+ After 2.5 months of working on it, I finally finished reading Game of Thrones! Unfortunately too late to read the copy of ACOK I borrowed from my GG-and-GoT-loving classmate, since there's only 2 weeks (!!) left in the program and she moves away right after...but I'll find it somewhere else. I'm just happy to be finally done, each of these are so damn long it feels like a real accomplishment, lol.

I was impressed by how well they condensed this monster into the TV show and keep it mostly faithful. I wonder though, will we ever learn more about certain things like Rhaegar and Lyanna (what did she want Ned to promise her?), etc? Because that was a bit of intriguing backstory for me that was mostly cut from the show and which I wanted to know about...and then Ned died before dreaming more about it. :/ But looking back, I do think that aside from Roz and the sexposition scenes a lot of the things HBO added improved on the book, like showing Renly and Loras (explaining why he decided to contest for the crown and showing their relationship) and giving us more insights into Cersei, like that scene with Robert...

And of course Dany/Drogo was waaaay more shippable in the show, IMO, aside from the first scene. I found in interesting the way HBO changed that one scene where she tries to convince her husband to try to take the Iron Throne for her, making it into that intimate scene of her doing his hair when in the book they've just finished sex--amazed that HBO didn't take advantage of that for their usual female nudity quota! Also just the acting, the pain and panic in his voice when he almost lost her, which doesn't translate as well in the books...

One thing I found just as shippable though (if unrequited) was Dany/Ser Jorah...loved how desperate he was in the end when he thought she was going to kill herself! Honestly I don't find much that's shippable in this book so I have to go with what I can. Likewise Jon Snow was JUST as annoying and emo and useless in the book as on the show, contrary to what I had heard. The only way the books are better is that on the show he looks like he's in his mid-20s while he's acting 15, which makes it all so much worse.

Oh and it was nice to have everyone's names spelled out this time, made it easier to follow than it is on the show...for example I totally did not catch that the guy who torments Jon Snow on the wall, Yoren, was the same guy who helped Arya escape from King's Landing. And getting Sansa's inner voice was very interesting, you can better see how her whole worldview changes...


From a cursory flip-through ACOK though, did they move all the Jaimie and Brienne stuff from SoS into season 2 then? :s Since I notice they didn't have POV chapters in book 2...

+ I also finally finished watching Arrested Development for the first time, after starting it on Netflix about a year ago, lol. I hadn't known s3 wasn't a full season so the end took me by surprise....not sure how I feel about some of the twists, but it made for a good finale. I kind of worry about how the "new" season will be, thought it's neat they are actually bringing it back!

+ And finally I snagged this "Guess the Ship" meme from [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50 (I meant to do this when it emerged like a year ago, but um better late than never):

(1) Think of 15 ships you support.
(2) List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
(3) Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.


1) London teen helps war survivor heal from trauma as they hold hands through time and space. (Doctor/Rose guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sunnytyler001)

2) Brother and sister are each other's romantic ideals and the only other ones who understand each other's literary references. (Cesare/Lucrezia guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sunnytyler001)


3) Co-dependent king and ward are miserable without each other's love despite their ever greater clashes of wills. (Uther/Morgana guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sunnytyler001)

4) He continues to see and interact with his non-human girlfriend after her death, sometimes holding hands with thin air in public. (Jeremy/Anna guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50)

5) A pair of young people from very different parts of the city find companionship and love through mutual intellectual interests. (Dan/Blair guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50)

6) Two curly-haired dead flatmates feel alive when they're together. (Mitchell/Annie guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sunnytyler001)

7) A couple of pirates with intense chemistry are more alike than either is willing to admit. (Jack/Elizabeth guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50)

8) An egoist unexpectedly falls in love with someone besides himself; she falls for him too despite her mission and beliefs. (Gaius/Six guessed by [livejournal.com profile] blasterboy606)

9) He makes her feel warm and whole and helps her cope with a devastating loss; she breaks his heart. (Jacob/Bella guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50)

) He's rebelling against Heaven, she seeks power through the Church; when they're not trying to kill each other, they make out. (Marisa/Asriel guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50)

11) Two nerds can relate to each other's pasts of unleashing apocalypses through hubris and alliances with demons. (*~SASSY~* guessed by [livejournal.com profile] probing_grays)

12) Two best friends often know what the other is thinking without speaking a word and are fiercely loyal to one another. (Harry/Hermione guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50)

13) A criminal mastermind and a female police agent gradually develop friendship and romantic feelings despite being different species from different worlds. (Artemis/Holly guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hmsharmony)

14) Two kids grow closer while fighting in a war together, but are still too shy and awkward to ask each other to the school dance. (Jake/Cassie guessed by [livejournal.com profile] probing_grays)

15) A warrior and a seer become best friends and then something more, though outside forces prevent them from ever being together. (Cordy/Angel guessed by [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50)


Also someone please rescue me from Tumblr.
 
sherrilina: (Lord Asriel/Marisa  (Golden Compass))
This meme has recently been going around some parts of my flist, and dedicated/hopeless shipper that I am, obviously I couldn't resist! ;)  Just vote in the poll for the ships of mine that you also like.  Since I have a ridiculous number of things I ship I tried to limit this list to pairings I feel/felt more passionate/strongly about, though the list still ended up being way too long, lol.[Poll #1673927]

Brownie points to anyone who gets the more obscure literary ones! ;)  Also note the high volume of d00med!ships in this list, lol...

sherrilina: (Lord Asriel/Marisa  (Golden Compass))
This meme has recently been going around some parts of my flist, and dedicated/hopeless shipper that I am, obviously I couldn't resist! ;)  Just vote in the poll for the ships of mine that you also like.  Since I have a ridiculous number of things I ship I tried to limit this list to pairings I feel/felt more passionate/strongly about, though the list still ended up being way too long, lol.[Poll #1673927]

Brownie points to anyone who gets the more obscure literary ones! ;)  Also note the high volume of d00med!ships in this list, lol...

sherrilina: (Holly/Artemis (Artemis Fowl))
Well I intended to finish this soon after I read the book two years ago...then I intended to finish it before the new book came out at the beginning of August. I failed spectacularly at both, but here it is at last, 2 years and over a month late! :p

Medium: Books
Fandom: Artemis Fowl
Subject: Artemis/Holly
Title: Time of Your Life: An Artemis/Holly Fanmix [EP]
Warnings: Spoilers through book 6, Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox.
Notes: A mix examining the developing romantic relationship between Artemis and Holly through book 6. Cover art adapted from “Are you ready?” by Tplayer and used with permission.



It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life. )

Glad I at least got one major fanwork done this summer off my WIP list!
sherrilina: (Holly/Artemis (Artemis Fowl))
Well I intended to finish this soon after I read the book two years ago...then I intended to finish it before the new book came out at the beginning of August. I failed spectacularly at both, but here it is at last, 2 years and over a month late! :p

Medium: Books
Fandom: Artemis Fowl
Subject: Artemis/Holly
Title: Time of Your Life: An Artemis/Holly Fanmix [EP]
Warnings: Spoilers through book 6, Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox.
Notes: A mix examining the developing romantic relationship between Artemis and Holly through book 6. Cover art adapted from “Are you ready?” by Tplayer and used with permission.



It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life. )

Glad I at least got one major fanwork done this summer off my WIP list!
sherrilina: (Holly/Artemis (Artemis Fowl))
Ever since I learned that there was a seventh Artemis Fowl coming out this summer (they always seem to surprise me, I guess I need to follow this kind of thing more closely!) I have been excited and nervous at the same time, wondering where Colfer planned to go with the romance after what had happened in the last book…

Artemis Fowl #6: The Time Paradox Spoilers )

But this excerpt from the Amazon.com plot summary/description of the 7th book gives me great hope…

AF Book 7 Spoilers  )

The only thing I am not very happy about in regard to this book is its ugly-ass cover, which is in a completely different style from every other book in the series—I really hate it when series’ cover art changes mid-series, like it did with VA as well, but at least those changes weren’t as bad as this one…*sigh*  This will definitely be the biggest book release of the summer for me!

Anyone else here read Artemis Fowl?
sherrilina: (Holly/Artemis (Artemis Fowl))
Ever since I learned that there was a seventh Artemis Fowl coming out this summer (they always seem to surprise me, I guess I need to follow this kind of thing more closely!) I have been excited and nervous at the same time, wondering where Colfer planned to go with the romance after what had happened in the last book…

Artemis Fowl #6: The Time Paradox Spoilers )

But this excerpt from the Amazon.com plot summary/description of the 7th book gives me great hope…

AF Book 7 Spoilers  )

The only thing I am not very happy about in regard to this book is its ugly-ass cover, which is in a completely different style from every other book in the series—I really hate it when series’ cover art changes mid-series, like it did with VA as well, but at least those changes weren’t as bad as this one…*sigh*  This will definitely be the biggest book release of the summer for me!

Anyone else here read Artemis Fowl?

Fandom Meme

Feb. 7th, 2009 09:48 pm
sherrilina: (Morgana (Merlin))
Saw this meme on the LJ of [livejournal.com profile] sparkling_gold and couldn't resist snagging....though I feel like most of these fandoms will be so obvious that it's not really a matter of guessing--as obsessed a shipper as I am, I'm not really one to keep quiet about which ships I love! ;) Though I suppose that the challenge is guessing the second favorite ship--for some of these I hardly know the answer myself! :p 

1. List 15-20 of you favorite old and new fandoms.
2. Have your friends guess your favorite two ships from each fandom. (Note: for me the second fave can involve a person from the first fave!) (Note II: I realized that there are some fandoms for which I really only like one ship, so for those you only have to guess one!)
3. Strike out the fandom when someone guesses correctly and put the name of the first person to get it right.

List of Fandoms Here )

Fandom Meme

Feb. 7th, 2009 09:48 pm
sherrilina: (Morgana (Merlin))
Saw this meme on the LJ of [livejournal.com profile] sparkling_gold and couldn't resist snagging....though I feel like most of these fandoms will be so obvious that it's not really a matter of guessing--as obsessed a shipper as I am, I'm not really one to keep quiet about which ships I love! ;) Though I suppose that the challenge is guessing the second favorite ship--for some of these I hardly know the answer myself! :p 

1. List 15-20 of you favorite old and new fandoms.
2. Have your friends guess your favorite two ships from each fandom. (Note: for me the second fave can involve a person from the first fave!) (Note II: I realized that there are some fandoms for which I really only like one ship, so for those you only have to guess one!)
3. Strike out the fandom when someone guesses correctly and put the name of the first person to get it right.

List of Fandoms Here )
sherrilina: (Holly/Artemis (Artemis Fowl))

So I just had the most random fandom dream involving Artemis Fowl last night....

Small book 6 spoiler from beginning:
 

Cut for randomness.... )

It wasn't quite up there with the dream I had once in which I met Dan Radcliffe and we solved a mystery together, but it was certainly interesting! :p

In other news I also finally got around to finishing my only live action Snape/Lily fanvid, which I began back in the summer of 2007 in all the excitement immediately after the release of DH, when I first became a shipper of them (yeah, I was very late on that one), over a year ago....yeah, I'm slow! It's not my best vid ever, but I was satisfied enough with it, and the time had come to finish it.

 

Incomplete (Severus/Lily)


Original Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPRqG2KL5vs

Ah well, in any case you can never go wrong watching Alan Rickman! ;)
sherrilina: (Holly/Artemis (Artemis Fowl))

So I just had the most random fandom dream involving Artemis Fowl last night....

Small book 6 spoiler from beginning:
 

Cut for randomness.... )

It wasn't quite up there with the dream I had once in which I met Dan Radcliffe and we solved a mystery together, but it was certainly interesting! :p

In other news I also finally got around to finishing my only live action Snape/Lily fanvid, which I began back in the summer of 2007 in all the excitement immediately after the release of DH, when I first became a shipper of them (yeah, I was very late on that one), over a year ago....yeah, I'm slow! It's not my best vid ever, but I was satisfied enough with it, and the time had come to finish it.

 

Incomplete (Severus/Lily)


Original Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPRqG2KL5vs

Ah well, in any case you can never go wrong watching Alan Rickman! ;)
sherrilina: (Mick/Beth (Moonlight))
Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2008. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review".

I got this idea from [livejournal.com profile] vltavska  .....it seemed nifty, so I tried it out, though unfortunately I´m missing 3 months because I didn´t post in them--I was very sporadic at first, and too busy squeeing over the new Artemis Fowl book (grr, still need to post my review here for that!) and preparing for BD to write anything in July I guess....so here goes!  For ones where the first line doesn´t make sense unless you see the title, I posted that as well in brackets...with my comments from now as well.

This was an interesting exercise, hopefully next year I´ll be able to do it for every month!
 

Tudors, Moonlight, Kushiel´s Mercy, Artemis Fowl, Breaking Dawn, and Gossip Girl ahoy! )

sherrilina: (Mick/Beth (Moonlight))
Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2008. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review".

I got this idea from [livejournal.com profile] vltavska  .....it seemed nifty, so I tried it out, though unfortunately I´m missing 3 months because I didn´t post in them--I was very sporadic at first, and too busy squeeing over the new Artemis Fowl book (grr, still need to post my review here for that!) and preparing for BD to write anything in July I guess....so here goes!  For ones where the first line doesn´t make sense unless you see the title, I posted that as well in brackets...with my comments from now as well.

This was an interesting exercise, hopefully next year I´ll be able to do it for every month!
 

Tudors, Moonlight, Kushiel´s Mercy, Artemis Fowl, Breaking Dawn, and Gossip Girl ahoy! )

sherrilina: (Jacob/Bella (Twilight))
Okay, so I've actually been finished with the new Artemis Fowl book (The Time Paradox) since July 17, and with Breaking Dawn since this past Monday--I've just been too lazy/busy doing other stuff in the fandom (like reacting to these two books elsewhere) to bother writing reviews here yet, though I've been really meaning to (especially with the AF book).  Though considering that the new AF book only just came out in the UK this week (and stupid Borders has only begun to really promote it and have it prominently on display this week) perhaps it's as good a week as any to finally write my review!

Sorry for the cheesy title, I can't resist them, especially when "the agony and the ecstasy" so well describes my reactions to these two books:           


I'll be back when I have more time to post more detailed reviews of each, in which I will explain my reactions and the things I liked and disliked that I allude to here....;)

These two books also mark the end of the big summer book releases for me, with the first one being Kushiel's Mercy in June.  Of course I didn't even know then that a new Artemis Fowl book was coming out this summer! (I only found out about the release the day of in fact!)  As it turned out I had one per month, though in some ways I wish the new AF book had come out August 7 like it did outside of the US, so that I would have had more time to focus on Twilight before that new book came out, and so I would have had something to cheer me up afterwards....
sherrilina: (Jacob/Bella (Twilight))
Okay, so I've actually been finished with the new Artemis Fowl book (The Time Paradox) since July 17, and with Breaking Dawn since this past Monday--I've just been too lazy/busy doing other stuff in the fandom (like reacting to these two books elsewhere) to bother writing reviews here yet, though I've been really meaning to (especially with the AF book).  Though considering that the new AF book only just came out in the UK this week (and stupid Borders has only begun to really promote it and have it prominently on display this week) perhaps it's as good a week as any to finally write my review!

Sorry for the cheesy title, I can't resist them, especially when "the agony and the ecstasy" so well describes my reactions to these two books:           


I'll be back when I have more time to post more detailed reviews of each, in which I will explain my reactions and the things I liked and disliked that I allude to here....;)

These two books also mark the end of the big summer book releases for me, with the first one being Kushiel's Mercy in June.  Of course I didn't even know then that a new Artemis Fowl book was coming out this summer! (I only found out about the release the day of in fact!)  As it turned out I had one per month, though in some ways I wish the new AF book had come out August 7 like it did outside of the US, so that I would have had more time to focus on Twilight before that new book came out, and so I would have had something to cheer me up afterwards....

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