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1. 8 Dreamwidth codes, if anyone still wants one:
here! )

2. I watched Bridesmaids the other day, at the suggestion of a friend who's not even into chick flicks. I suppose Bridesmaids deviated slightly from the usual type of chick flick, even though the overall storyline was still very much in line with typical chick flicks. The humour was certainly much cruder than I'd expected (and the ending was a bit OTT and unnecessary ;;;). It was entertaining enough -- and I think it even passes the Bechdel Test! cut for spoilery comment )

3. I started watching Happy Endings because my usual 20-minute sitcoms are on hiatus. I didn't go into it with very high expectations, but it's surprisingly entertaining! I went through about six or seven episodes today. ;;; (as an aside: I find it tiring to watch more than two 42-minute episodes back-to-back, but somehow, watching six 20-minute episodes back-to-back is no problem at all...) The characters are fairly likable (and Penny looks remarkably like Genevieve Cortese...) and it's not all about how members of the group have all dated each other and/or want to date each other, which is quite refreshing.

4. I love recording podfic, but editing is no fun at all. For some reason, I can't record/speak for more than a minute without stumbling! However, when I was reading the first chapter of George's Marvelous Medicine aloud to my housemate (don't ask why), I was able to read through it just fine, with minimal stumbles. :|:| I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

5. I went on a Dresden Files fic kick for a little while (I blame [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate -- Inception and The Social Network were her fault too!), even though I'd only read, like, five chapters of the first book. I found it difficult to get into the first book (which is why I stalled after chapter five), but I decided to give it another shot and try the audiobook this time. It's read by James Marsters, who does a fairly good job, but I'm finding that he breathes too deeply, too much. XD;;; I think I've been spoiled by the numerous awesome podficcers in fandom!

6. I need an online nickname! I'm 'fishpatrol' on LJ/DW and 'fishling' on a couple of other sites, but neither are very good names to call me. I used to go by 'Meemo' (back in my meemobunny days), but I feel like I've outgrown it (but those of you who knew me as Meemo back in the day can feel free to continue calling me that :)). [livejournal.com profile] postingwhore calls me 'JJ' and [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1 is trying get me to respond to "Patty" (WHICH MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL OKAY; but sure, I'll respond to "'trolling" XD).

7. A friend from Boston invited me to go visit her in August, and hopefully I'll be able to go at least somewhere in August since I'll be done my comprehensive exams by then and will be in dire need of a break. If I fly out to Boston, I'd like to visit some of the surrounding cities as well (I haven't been to NYC or Washington DC in over ten years). Do any of you guys live around the area and/or are planning to visit that area and want to meet up and hang out/be fangirly together/visit museums (BECAUSE MUSEUMS ARE COOL)? I promise I'm nice and won't bite (I won't bite even if you want me to because human flesh is kind of ucky D:)! :}
fishpatrol: (how *you* doin')
1. 8 Dreamwidth codes, if anyone still wants one:
here! )

2. I watched Bridesmaids the other day, at the suggestion of a friend who's not even into chick flicks. I suppose Bridesmaids deviated slightly from the usual type of chick flick, even though the overall storyline was still very much in line with typical chick flicks. The humour was certainly much cruder than I'd expected (and the ending was a bit OTT and unnecessary ;;;). It was entertaining enough -- and I think it even passes the Bechdel Test! cut for spoilery comment )

3. I started watching Happy Endings because my usual 20-minute sitcoms are on hiatus. I didn't go into it with very high expectations, but it's surprisingly entertaining! I went through about six or seven episodes today. ;;; (as an aside: I find it tiring to watch more than two 42-minute episodes back-to-back, but somehow, watching six 20-minute episodes back-to-back is no problem at all...) The characters are fairly likable (and Penny looks remarkably like Genevieve Cortese...) and it's not all about how members of the group have all dated each other and/or want to date each other, which is quite refreshing.

4. I love recording podfic, but editing is no fun at all. For some reason, I can't record/speak for more than a minute without stumbling! However, when I was reading the first chapter of George's Marvelous Medicine aloud to my housemate (don't ask why), I was able to read through it just fine, with minimal stumbles. :|:| I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

5. I went on a Dresden Files fic kick for a little while (I blame [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate -- Inception and The Social Network were her fault too!), even though I'd only read, like, five chapters of the first book. I found it difficult to get into the first book (which is why I stalled after chapter five), but I decided to give it another shot and try the audiobook this time. It's read by James Marsters, who does a fairly good job, but I'm finding that he breathes too deeply, too much. XD;;; I think I've been spoiled by the numerous awesome podficcers in fandom!

6. I need an online nickname! I'm 'fishpatrol' on LJ/DW and 'fishling' on a couple of other sites, but neither are very good names to call me. I used to go by 'Meemo' (back in my meemobunny days), but I feel like I've outgrown it (but those of you who knew me as Meemo back in the day can feel free to continue calling me that :)). [livejournal.com profile] postingwhore calls me 'JJ' and [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1 is trying get me to respond to "Patty" (WHICH MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL OKAY; but sure, I'll respond to "'trolling" XD).

7. A friend from Boston invited me to go visit her in August, and hopefully I'll be able to go at least somewhere in August since I'll be done my comprehensive exams by then and will be in dire need of a break. If I fly out to Boston, I'd like to visit some of the surrounding cities as well (I haven't been to NYC or Washington DC in over ten years). Do any of you guys live around the area and/or are planning to visit that area and want to meet up and hang out/be fangirly together/visit museums (BECAUSE MUSEUMS ARE COOL)? I promise I'm nice and won't bite (I won't bite even if you want me to because human flesh is kind of ucky D:)! :}
fishpatrol: (while they're dreaming)
I was so convinced that reference to the ending of Inception ), that I didn't consider how awesome it would be for the team to stay together and continue to go on (less risky :P) missions. I read a fic earlier today that made a reference to the group sticking together after the Fischer mission, and I really like that idea. I normally stay out of movie fandoms (I need a continuous canon!), but some of you guys are so enthusiastic that I'm starting to get sucked in. ...just a teeny bit. ;) I'm also starting to be convinced of the idea of Arthur/Eames. X3;;;; (for once I started off being a non-shipper! But you guys are influencing me! \o\)

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1:
Pick a fandom and I'll tell you who I would...

01. Bake cupcakes for:
02. Trust with the keys to my car:
03. Put thumbtacks on their chair:
04. Have a crush on:
05. Pack up and leave if they moved next door:
06. Vote for President/Prime Minister:
07. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
08. Pair up:
09. Vote off the island and into the volcano:
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player:

Okay, okay, going now (I must get to the study spot before [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1 >:D)
fishpatrol: (while they're dreaming)
I was so convinced that reference to the ending of Inception ), that I didn't consider how awesome it would be for the team to stay together and continue to go on (less risky :P) missions. I read a fic earlier today that made a reference to the group sticking together after the Fischer mission, and I really like that idea. I normally stay out of movie fandoms (I need a continuous canon!), but some of you guys are so enthusiastic that I'm starting to get sucked in. ...just a teeny bit. ;) I'm also starting to be convinced of the idea of Arthur/Eames. X3;;;; (for once I started off being a non-shipper! But you guys are influencing me! \o\)

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1:
Pick a fandom and I'll tell you who I would...

01. Bake cupcakes for:
02. Trust with the keys to my car:
03. Put thumbtacks on their chair:
04. Have a crush on:
05. Pack up and leave if they moved next door:
06. Vote for President/Prime Minister:
07. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
08. Pair up:
09. Vote off the island and into the volcano:
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player:

Okay, okay, going now (I must get to the study spot before [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1 >:D)
fishpatrol: (how *you* doin')
So I went to go see Inception today and it was fantastic and shiny and pretty, but...here be spoilers )

I've been avoiding spoiler posts for the most part, so tell me what you guys think? (or point me to your reaction posts?)

And next week, I think I shall go see Salt. :>
fishpatrol: (how *you* doin')
So I went to go see Inception today and it was fantastic and shiny and pretty, but...here be spoilers )

I've been avoiding spoiler posts for the most part, so tell me what you guys think? (or point me to your reaction posts?)

And next week, I think I shall go see Salt. :>
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
Screencaps from the Computer Spying meme:

command+shift+4! I'll have to look into Skitch, though... )

--

I just spent forever deleting over a hundred submissions from my old Y!Gallery and DeviantArt accounts. I don't see why they don't simply allow users to delete accounts and contents entirely, the way LJ does. :| It was interesting, looking at my drawings from six, seven years ago. Some of it was atrocious, but some weren't half bad, haha. Also, oh man, so much nostalgia for my Harry Potter days.

--

After watching Iron Man 2 in the theatre yesterday, I watched Iron Man on my computer over dinner. I must say, I prefer the sequel over the original. Pepper was a bit too damsel-in-distress, but Natasha was awesomely cool, and I'm finding myself shipping Tony/Jarvis, just a teeny bit.

--

Next week is going to be spent grading midterms. I hope I don't run into this problem, heh.
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
Screencaps from the Computer Spying meme:

command+shift+4! I'll have to look into Skitch, though... )

--

I just spent forever deleting over a hundred submissions from my old Y!Gallery and DeviantArt accounts. I don't see why they don't simply allow users to delete accounts and contents entirely, the way LJ does. :| It was interesting, looking at my drawings from six, seven years ago. Some of it was atrocious, but some weren't half bad, haha. Also, oh man, so much nostalgia for my Harry Potter days.

--

After watching Iron Man 2 in the theatre yesterday, I watched Iron Man on my computer over dinner. I must say, I prefer the sequel over the original. Pepper was a bit too damsel-in-distress, but Natasha was awesomely cool, and I'm finding myself shipping Tony/Jarvis, just a teeny bit.

--

Next week is going to be spent grading midterms. I hope I don't run into this problem, heh.
fishpatrol: (how *you* doin')
Archie Andrews pops the question to Veronica Lodge? More importantly, the Archie gang are graduating?? I totally grew up on Archie comics and read them regularly from grade three until high school. In grade six, in computer class, I created my first (and, er, only, come to think of it) website ever and it was on Archie and the gang. My laptop is named Juggie, after good ol' Jughead. I haven't read new issues of Archie comics in ages, but I'd always thought that they'd remain, y'know, sixteen and in high school forever. Some stories shouldn't have sequels (Cinderella II? Little Mermaid II? Pretty crappy idea there, Disney) and some characters should never grow up (ahem, I'm looking at you, All-Grown-Up!Rugrats). It always makes me sad when seemingly ageless characters are touched by time -- and the next thing you know, they're settling in domesticity and popping out new generations that most likely pale in comparison to their parents. And of course, it reminds me that time is passing for me and I can no longer say things like, "When I grow up, I..." without garnering funny looks and the standard response, "You're already grown up."

Nostalgia aside, I have no comment on the Archie-Betty-Veronica love-triangle. ;) This comment cracked me up though:

Leah, a commenter on the Neatorama.com blog, expressed surprise that Archie's best friend Jughead was left out in the cold.

“If he doesn't marry Jughead I will NEVER read an Archie comic again. Honestly those two have the most chemistry.”


On a completely different note, I didn't want to listen to the renovators ripping up our carpet, so I dragged my mom to go see Star Trek. The storyline was kind of flimsy, but the special effects were awesome on big screen (which was the main reason I wanted to see the movie before it went out of theatres). I've never seen the original series and everything I know about Star Trek I learnt from friends or from the internet (fics from other fandoms included XD Hey, fanfiction is educational!). All I have to say are the following things: 1. lots of shiny! I like! 2. Chekov: such a cutie, 3. too much popcorn: not good D:

I don't watch movies a lot (sitting still for 2+ hours is tough!) -- my restlessness aside, ~2 hours really isn't a lot of time for plot or character development, for the viewer to feel connected to the characters. Movies based on TV series or books are kind of nice in the way that the characters already have backstory and if you were a follower of the original source, you can easily fill in the blanks left by the movie.

Anyway, I've lost my train of thought. I think that's a sign for me to go sleep and hope the renovators don't wake me up at the crack of dawn.
fishpatrol: (how *you* doin')
Archie Andrews pops the question to Veronica Lodge? More importantly, the Archie gang are graduating?? I totally grew up on Archie comics and read them regularly from grade three until high school. In grade six, in computer class, I created my first (and, er, only, come to think of it) website ever and it was on Archie and the gang. My laptop is named Juggie, after good ol' Jughead. I haven't read new issues of Archie comics in ages, but I'd always thought that they'd remain, y'know, sixteen and in high school forever. Some stories shouldn't have sequels (Cinderella II? Little Mermaid II? Pretty crappy idea there, Disney) and some characters should never grow up (ahem, I'm looking at you, All-Grown-Up!Rugrats). It always makes me sad when seemingly ageless characters are touched by time -- and the next thing you know, they're settling in domesticity and popping out new generations that most likely pale in comparison to their parents. And of course, it reminds me that time is passing for me and I can no longer say things like, "When I grow up, I..." without garnering funny looks and the standard response, "You're already grown up."

Nostalgia aside, I have no comment on the Archie-Betty-Veronica love-triangle. ;) This comment cracked me up though:

Leah, a commenter on the Neatorama.com blog, expressed surprise that Archie's best friend Jughead was left out in the cold.

“If he doesn't marry Jughead I will NEVER read an Archie comic again. Honestly those two have the most chemistry.”


On a completely different note, I didn't want to listen to the renovators ripping up our carpet, so I dragged my mom to go see Star Trek. The storyline was kind of flimsy, but the special effects were awesome on big screen (which was the main reason I wanted to see the movie before it went out of theatres). I've never seen the original series and everything I know about Star Trek I learnt from friends or from the internet (fics from other fandoms included XD Hey, fanfiction is educational!). All I have to say are the following things: 1. lots of shiny! I like! 2. Chekov: such a cutie, 3. too much popcorn: not good D:

I don't watch movies a lot (sitting still for 2+ hours is tough!) -- my restlessness aside, ~2 hours really isn't a lot of time for plot or character development, for the viewer to feel connected to the characters. Movies based on TV series or books are kind of nice in the way that the characters already have backstory and if you were a follower of the original source, you can easily fill in the blanks left by the movie.

Anyway, I've lost my train of thought. I think that's a sign for me to go sleep and hope the renovators don't wake me up at the crack of dawn.
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
1. My parents are doing renovations on the upper floor of our house and my room looks like it's been hit by a tornado. Of course they decide to finally get on with the renovations right before I move back home. >__o

2. I just finished watching Slumdog Millionaire with my parents. This is the first movie I've watched in a long time (I'm not counting Antique Bakery, the Korean movie version, because I'd only watched half and then lost interest. How did my attention span become so short??). Slumdog Millionaire was pretty good -- the cinematography was great and I loved the colours. But I wasn't at all drawn in by the love story plotline, possibly because I found Latika a weak character from beginning to end (and Jamal totally wasn't as interesting of a character as his brother was).

3.
Guess who finally caught up to the latest episode of SPN! \o/ And it only took me three months ;;; -- compared to, say, [livejournal.com profile] postingwhore who can zip through one-and-a-half seasons of a show in two days, heh. ;) I can't wait until the next episode, eee~ *wiggles in anticipation*

4. I'm too sleepy to provide photos for point 1 and to expand on points 2 and 3, so I will leave you all with the following link: Baseball mascots dancing to Sorry Sorry -- how cute is that??
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
1. My parents are doing renovations on the upper floor of our house and my room looks like it's been hit by a tornado. Of course they decide to finally get on with the renovations right before I move back home. >__o

2. I just finished watching Slumdog Millionaire with my parents. This is the first movie I've watched in a long time (I'm not counting Antique Bakery, the Korean movie version, because I'd only watched half and then lost interest. How did my attention span become so short??). Slumdog Millionaire was pretty good -- the cinematography was great and I loved the colours. But I wasn't at all drawn in by the love story plotline, possibly because I found Latika a weak character from beginning to end (and Jamal totally wasn't as interesting of a character as his brother was).

3.
Guess who finally caught up to the latest episode of SPN! \o/ And it only took me three months ;;; -- compared to, say, [livejournal.com profile] postingwhore who can zip through one-and-a-half seasons of a show in two days, heh. ;) I can't wait until the next episode, eee~ *wiggles in anticipation*

4. I'm too sleepy to provide photos for point 1 and to expand on points 2 and 3, so I will leave you all with the following link: Baseball mascots dancing to Sorry Sorry -- how cute is that??

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