Once again, lots of more important stuff going on, but I've found myself wanting to write in the last few weeks and just the other day had the epiphany that 80-100,000 words isn't going to be nearly enough.  The reason I've been having so much trouble is that I've been wanting to gloss things over than I've (FINALLY) realized just can't be glossed.

I have no clue what the final word count will be.  All I know is that what I have now is looking a lot more like a rough outline than the nearly-finished draft I thought I had.

As always, thanks to everyone for their patience and interest.  For what it's worth, I'm working very hard to make this worth the wait.
Note: There is a TON of other, far more important stuff going on in my life about which I may one day blog (it's all on Facebook, so if we're friends, friend me there, just send me a message so I know who you are, LOL), but this came up for the nth time tonight and I found that I just couldn't take it anymore...

Okay, so, NCIS: LA is the reason I'm blogging tonight, but this has annoyed me for a very long time, so I'm going to take each annoyance in general chronological order.
Read more... )
This is both one of the best and one of the most underrated films I've seen in a very long while.  If you Google it, you'll find reviews that say it has "jarring tonal shifts."

It's a movie about the end of the world.  A very realistic one at that.  If you don't think that the real end of the world wouldn't have "jarring tonal shifts," you don't know much about people.

Those who have been reading here for a while know that I absolutely LOVE disaster movies.  I've seen "Armageddon," "The Core," "Volcano, and "Independence Day" multiple times.  Actually, it's more accurate to say I've listened to them, as I usually like to put on such films when I'm cooking because I've seen them so many times that I don't have to watch every moment.

I've also sat through "The Towering Inferno," "The Poseidon Adventure" (both versions), "Dante's Peak," "Daybreak," "Deep Impact" (one I used to hate, but which may move to the list in the second paragraph at some point), and "The Day After Tomorrow."  Not to mention watching multiple made-for-TV disaster movies over the years and more than one about some sort of supernatural "Antichrist" that must be stopped to save the world.   Or political thrillers where we stand on the brink of nuclear war if some brave individuals don't step in to stop it.

And the fact that my favorite pre-1977 Sci-Fi movie of all time is "When Worlds Collide."

The point is, I love disaster/adventure movies.  I love seeing what people think that people will do when they believe that the world is going to end.  I love seeing stories of survival and sacrifice of the few for the salvation of the many.

But what happens when the mission to save the planet fails?  What happens when all of the scientists and astronauts are killed in a fire and the only hope for mankind to stop the 70-mile-wide asteroid heading for us dies when there are only three weeks left before it hits?

That's the question that "Seeking" answers and answers brilliantly.

I've been wanting to write this review for quite a while, but haven't because I realized that I don't simply want to write a review, but what amounts to nearly a scene-by-scene analysis of why this movie is so brilliant.

This is essentially a lengthy plot synopsis - don't read if you don't want to be spoiled. There's also some poor grammar because I couldn't stick with a tense while I was writing it and I don't care to fix it at this time. )
The review part, though it still has spoilers. )

Thank You!

Nov. 2nd, 2012 11:40 am
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] heeroluva, [livejournal.com profile] fwmammd, and [livejournal.com profile] mahmfic for the pumpkin cookies!
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding). During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [livejournal.com profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.
               
Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ -The LiveJournal Team (If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)
These are still available! :)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood


Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [livejournal.com profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.

                    

Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

-The LiveJournal Team

(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)

These are still available! :)

Thank You!

Jun. 9th, 2012 02:19 pm
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] darth_eldritch for the Planned Parenthood virtual gift and the two months of paid time!  I really appreciate both them and the lovely compliment, :).
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood


Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [livejournal.com profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.

                    

Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

-The LiveJournal Team

(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)
Re-posting because I feel this is important and because now there's less than a week left to buy one, if you are so inclined.
As difficult as it is for me to believe, it's been two years since I started my first community, [livejournal.com profile] trauma_rec_fic.  If you like hurt/comfort fiction from every form of media, I've been doing my best to make [livejournal.com profile] trauma_rec_fic the place for finding it.  If there's anything that anyone feels I could or should do differently, I'd love to hear any and all comments on the matter.

In any case, thank you to everyone who's supported the community.  It's been a high point in my online life and I'd love to keep it going as long as I can, :).
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood


Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [livejournal.com profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.

                    

Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

-The LiveJournal Team

(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)
Re-posting because I feel this is important.
It's amazing how a few little bleeps can entirely change the meaning of an innocent song.  I dare you not to laugh at this, seriously.

Video under the cut. )
Watching this, I was reminded that the Doctor used to be a lot more sanguine about killing.  I saw a disintegration (with a GUN) and a broken neck in there...  Then again, I suppose being directly responsible for the deaths of two species (and for 2/3 of the universe being destroyed) might change one's worldview...

Video under the cut. )
Now you can look like a covergirl with the magic of Photoshop, by Adobé. 

Fake commercial under the cut. )

As someone who has been photoshopped (see icon), I can vouch for both the accuracy of the ad and the unrealistic beauty standards it promotes.
I generally don't do book reviews - the "book review" tag was created for this entry - but in this case I'm making an exception.  Also, you'll notice that this is not so much a review as a comment on the reflections on society that this book has provoked within me. 


Trigger warnings for references to things that happen to women every moment of every day.  )

If you consider yourself a feminist, whether you are male or female, I highly recommend "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."  Not only is it a wonderful murder mystery, but it may provoke deep thoughts as it has for me, :).
A Few More Powerful Responses to 'I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay'

This is pretty cool. 

ETA: Since something got lost in translation, I want to make it clear that I'm sharing these because I think they're AWESOME! 

They've restored some of my faith in humanity, honestly.
This a classic Comic Relief Special - I highly recommend it for all Doctor Who fans, though this is more of a "Classic Who" spoof, :). 
Video under the cut. )
I got 98 out of 100 on my Massage Techniques Midterm, which is significant since it was the single biggest chunk of points offered in the class.  I also thought I was going to majorly blow it, so YAY! 

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