dramaturgy: ([Glee] Fuck yeah!)
So my mom ad I are watching Patrick Stewart in Macbeth on PBS, and my mom is getting frisky.

[23:21] tooth_fairy2003: He looks remarkabley buff in that shirt, for a man his age. What is his age? Is he married?
[23:21] Liz: Acting is surprisingly physical.
[23:22] Liz: And he's 70. XD
[23:22] tooth_fairy2003: My, my...
[23:22] tooth_fairy2003: I could use a sugar daddy
[23:22] Liz: LOL
[23:23] Liz: MY daddy might have something to say about that.
[23:23] Liz: I, however, am fair game.
[23:23] tooth_fairy2003: He's pretty buff himself
[23:23] Liz: I'll take your word for it.
[23:24] tooth_fairy2003: I used to watch you on Star Trek when I was a little girl is a great pick up line
dramaturgy: ([ASOIAF] Lannisters.)
http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html/?autoplay=true&vid=1118917&filter=game-of-thrones&view=null

AHHH SERIOUSLY WHY IS IT NOT 2011 YET.

That video looks amazing I WANT IT NOW. (DID YOU SEE MY HARRY LLOYD AS VISERYS? My one regret is that he will not be around for long, but alas. I will take what I can get.)
dramaturgy: ([SPN] Anna.)
So this teaching thing.

Being a little bit more awake than the drooling idiot I was last night (even after my nap) I have this to say: I did okay but the only thing I keep thinking as I ended class was, "Man. I don't want to do that ever again." Except I kind of have to. :\

I watched the end of Pillars of the Earth last night, which was amazing. You couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting some sort of massive talent. I think they actually did an amazing job of making people age without doing much at all -- ten years looked like ten years. I think there is probably a lot to be said about it being a clean version of the Middle Ages -- but come on. We don't watch these things because we want to see people wallowing in mud. And it was the late Middle Ages. >_>

Besides. Eddie Redmayne was pretty. (He was sporting some facial hair near the end there and looking hot. And if you know me, I don't usually do facial hair on guys.)
dramaturgy: Jonathan Groff in "The Bacchae," August 2008. ([Misc] Bacchae.)
I am watching the British version of Who Do You Think You Are. I downloaded Stephen Fry and David Tennant, although right now I'm watching Rupert Penry-Jones (om nom nom) because I can. He's traveled to India because his mother's family was British army in India, and it is so damn gorgeous. I am reminded how I'd like to travel to southeast Asia. I wouldn't go alone, though, because I've seen Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason. People will stick shit in your suitcase and before you know it, you're a drug mule.

But I'd love to visit India. And Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, but like I said, I wouldn't want to go alone. For safety reasons, as well as that sort of thing would just be more fun with someone else. I mean, I've traveled alone before, but Europe is... different. That sounds kind of awful, I know, but it is what it is.

This show is fascinating and I'm such a nerd, but it's amazing. Rupert Penry-Jones has been chasing after his mother's side of the family, where there was a family legend that they had some Indian blood in them. Lo and behold, a baptism record showed one of his ancestors was an "Indo-Briton" and now he can go even further back. *glee*

I've started putting stuff in my car, and packing things. I might make it back yet.

ETA: And now I'm watching Stephen Fry who is, of course, a total scream. "Oh how extraordinary! Look what it says: pauper inmate. Oh my god, he's a pauper inmate at the Lewisham Workhouse in the High street! How fantastic, how Dickensian! We have come a long way, we Frys."
dramaturgy: ([SPN] Hey Assbutt.)
Holy crap.

I realized that I basically have a week and a half before I go back to school, so I am trying to schedule myself accordingly. I have a To Do list that is kind of intimidating. It's short but they're BIG THINGS like "finish syllabus" (my assignments are all laid out, but there are some miscellaneous things that have to be finished), "make up reading quizzes" (not all of them for the semester, but the first few weeks laid out would be a relief), and "packing."

At least I took my baby through the car wash.

I've been watching Wonderfalls since there's only thirteen episodes. I'm enjoying it, but I'm not all omg need next episode NOW like I was with Pushing Daisies. I love Caroline Dhavernas, she's very funny. And Lee Pace is of course amazing. And tall. ♥_♥ okay that got derailed very quickly. But the point remains. Katie Finneran! Tracie Thoms! It's all good.

Yesterday I faffed about making fanmixes for [livejournal.com profile] brb_gallifrey. I want to share them with you all too. So here's my first one: Man With No Country, a mix for the Doctor.

Man With No Country )
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I have been watching Bones for basically two days. It was on my list to watch anyway, but my sister bought seasons one and two at Wal-Mart on Friday night. So now I'm hooked and by this time next week I will probably be caught up on all five seasons and have one more hour of TV to watch this year.

Day 19 - A song from your favourite album
I'm a CD skipping girl. I will skip songs on a CD that I don't like as much, even musicals (unless I'm listening to it for the first few times) but there are some CDs that are so awesome I can listen to the whole thing. One of these is The Decemberists' "The Hazards of Love."



List )
dramaturgy: ([Misc] Blame Mark Ronson.)
Watching The Tudors series finale, and I can't believe this is it. :( I wish they were continuing. I'd like to give Sarah Bolger the chance to be Bloody Mary and I like this chick who's playing Elizabeth -- seeing all this Seymour stuff with her would be awesome. Oh well, I guess you have to draw the line somewhere. This is fucking amazing, guys. If you haven't watched The Tudors, you should. The history is a little screwed up, but it is way better than some other shows/movies.

Day 02 - Your least favourite song

This seems kind of a silly thing to give you, and it suggests choosing my least favorite of a group, but uh. Here you go, I guess.

OKAY OKAY NO, I GOT IT. So one of my favorite bands was/is *NSYNC (yes I use the asterisk, haters to the left) but I never, ever liked this song. And I was just glad it was at the end of their American debut so that I didn't have to listen to it.



List )
dramaturgy: ([DW/T] Amy's flowers.)
"The Pandorica Opens" broke my brain, so I decided to finish and post my "Vincent and the Doctor" picspam. There are spoilers herein, obviously.

As someone who battles with depression and anxiety, I have a very strong attachment to this episode and now, perhaps by extension, Vincent Van Gogh. A friend of [livejournal.com profile] phiremangston said that it felt like a hug -- and it did. Not all of us are going to hang in the gallery, most of us will probably never become known outside of our own lives, but we can take the inexplicable loneliness and darkness that we're feeling and make something beautiful out of it.

But yes. Doctor Who touched on it and reached to me without making it into a Very Special Episode. It was nice to feel like my hand was being held for just a little bit, instead of everything just being awful for no good reason.



If we had gotten married our kids would have had very, very red hair. )
dramaturgy: ([Glee] Jesse + Rachel.)
WELL it's been a long few days. Last you heard from me I was... wow, okay, [livejournal.com profile] roseanna was still with me in Long Island. I sent her home and then the following week I came home myself. Thursday I started driving home, I stayed overnight in Ohio, and made it back on Friday afternoon. Saturday was William's first birthday so my mom, Gretchen, and I went to see Cat and William. He's such a corker. She and the father's family are still having custody issues, and I think she's supposed to be back in court today. The less I say about that, the better, I think.

Otherwise, my sister is living in an apartment in Cedar Rapids with Abby for the summer and she's going to Japan in the fall, and my brother is still doing nothing with his life. I swear, I am this close to 911ing Dr. Phil on his ass, mostly because I think if I 911'd on Cat and Chris, I think it would be sticking my nose in. Oh, I'd forgotten how nice it was to not be the center of all this drama. (Although at least this drama involves things that I actually care about, unlike Who Gets The Desks In The Office With A Window.)

But that's neither here nor there.

Now I'm going to talk about fannish things. In here there are spoilers for finales of The Mentalist, Private Practice, Grey's, and Supernatural, recent eps of Glee and Doctor Who, and the Heroes cancellation. Maybe this will get me in the mood to review the six or so shows I have seen since I posted my last review on Theatre Geekery. )

Phew. That was long. But I think I said my piece.
dramaturgy: ([SPN] Not drunk enough.)
I wish the worst thing that had happened in the last 48 hours was missing Jonathan Groff at Promises, Promises, but no. Then I had to get rear-ended on 347 mere miles from Stony Brook. We're both (Bee and I) okay, a little sore but nothing that an ibuprofen cocktail won't cure, and the damage to my car is cosmetic (I think. My license plate is bent and the paint is scratched) but the damage to her car is kind of epic. The fender broke and the Ford symbol was like, in her engine instead of outside on the grill.

We called the cops and they got bitchy because I didn't have my registration card with me (the state of NY sends you SO MUCH CRAP when you register a car and I've been here a grand total of nine months, how the fuck was I supposed to know?) but the report was nice and straight forward. She admitted fault, so no one has to put up a fight for anything. I think I'm going to call tomorrow and see if I can take my car to the dealership in the afternoon (depending on how tired I am) or on Saturday, just to check it out. If it's cosmetic I won't bother fixing it, but I just want to make sure that nothing got damaged and is going to fall off somewhere on I-80.

I also think I should call my insurance and see if I need to switch my address to Iowa. 'Cause I don't want to (call them or switch) but even less do I want my insurance to get cancelled.

I could just switch my insurance company but I'm too fucking exhausted to think about it right now. Maybe in the fall.

There's also this fascinating kerfuffle happening amongst people in the TV/film/theatre business, talking about this Newsweek article wherein the guy (I can't be arsed to remember his name) basically said, "gay actors cannot play straight" and his first victims were Sean Hayes (currently in Promises, Promises) and my honey Jonathan Groff (now on Glee, macking it up with Lea Michele again), who honestly had me fooled until he came out of the close this fall for a number of reasons. It's just been a wanksplosion. Since I have no more schoolwork I think I might collect articles and comments and the like and write a wank report. Because this is seriously fucking epic.

Also, speaking of gay, [livejournal.com profile] roseanna and I are going to see The Temperamentals tonight. We're going to download and watch Supernatural when we get home. And then she is leaving me in the morning. :(
dramaturgy: ([SPN] Like father...)
I am past the point of talking about how much I love Supernatural and the writers. The actors are great, but the writing is tight and fantastic. You can have the best actors in the world but nothing will save a crappy script.

I have a casual fan interest in lots of things, but it's very rare that something captures my attention and devotion for very long the way Supernatural has.

That said, I have run out of words to talk about how amazing this show is. brb, worshiping at the altar of Kripke and Co.
dramaturgy: ([Merlin] Dragonlord.)
The one time I actually CAN go to bed early and have the desire to, I can't sleep and end up laying there, tossing around for two hours. This is a bitch.

I had to write a ten minute play for my Play Development Workshop class, since we're holding a ten minute play festival (using the prompt "the most important thing in the world") and Steve wanted us to "understand the process" or something. I don't really consider myself a playwright, so it was an interesting exercise. I do prose, usually, where you can have narrative and a little more psychological insight whereas in a play it's all action and it all has to be in the text. Anything else the director's making up. Anyway, Chris wrote this great dark comedy about hope, and Aaron wrote these hilarious little vignettes about the invention of the wheel, and I wrote a piece about a guy who accidentally killed and then purposefully dismembered a young girl and he wants the mother's forgiveness before he gets strapped to a table. I am a cheery little fuck.

Also, I am very bad with money and nobody should ever let me have any. And you should never go grocery shopping when you haven't eaten anything all day. These two statements are related.

My last Mentalist recap was sixteenth in the top thirty hits for thetwocents.com last week! Woo! This has never happened for me before, so this is a good thing.

Steve wants to start holding graduate meetings on Tuesday mornings at NINE AM. Which would be all very well and good, I'm sure, except when you can't fall asleep until 4:30 and have to leave the apartment at 8:30 to get there on time, the morning comes very early.

Today I was very sleepy because that's what happened to me last night. I was sleepy which is different from just tired.

I started reading the next Bernard Cornwell book I have, which is The Archer's Tale, the first of a trilogy. I get through the first twenty pages, coastal English village, our hero is tall and strong, your basic Cornwell fare. We also get to hear a lot about the priest. Also pretty typical for Cornwell, as his priests tend to come in two flavors: one, holier-than-thou, vice ridden, and disgustingly corrupt, or two, not as pious and devoted as you might expect but okay guys. This one is the latter. Okay. Well we have French raiders getting all up in their grill now and kill the priest and the rest of the village as well (except for our hero of course). Okay, fine.

Hero and the priest get this wonderful scene before he expires and then we find out the hero is the priest's son, and this is treated as though we readers should have known this all along. And maybe I should have been genre-savvy enough to know, since in that moment we also hear that hero's mother is the priest's housekeeper. Okay then. But looking back though the first pages, it is pretty much implied that the priest and hero's father are two different people. I get the whole priests having kids thing, I do. But if Cornwell was going for a Big Reveal, I can only say that he failed fantastically and his editor should have beat him with a switch until he fixed it. Sometimes I think best-selling authors start getting held to a lower standard than lower-earning authors do and getting passes because they make the company money (Jesus, look at SMeyer), but I digress. I was just disappointed is all.
dramaturgy: ([BSG] Helo/Athena.)
I just bawled my way through the last twenty minutes of the finale of Battlestar Galactica and it was AWESOME.
dramaturgy: ([Glee] Don't rain on my parade.)
[livejournal.com profile] picspammy's challenge this month is for five things of something -- but no more than five. Here's my blatant attempt at not doing homework contribution for now!



THERE'S NOTHING IRONIC ABOUT SHOWCHOIR. )
dramaturgy: ([SPN] Lit.)
THE BOYS ARE BACK TONIGHT.
And holy shit it's Thursday. I'm going back to school on Saturday. Which means I have to pack tomorrow. o_o This is going to end in tears. Possibly blood.

Michael sent out the updated book list for the Shakespeare class, and it has gone from "Shakespeare and His Contemporaries" to "The Shakespearean Dramaturgy." There used to be thirteen Shakespeare plays and thirteen others by Marlowe, Kyd, Webster, Ford, and you know, a couple others, all but one by Marlowe. But now there is an assload of Shakespeare plays and about five others. I just really can't help but be disappointed by that.

Meh.
dramaturgy: ([DW/T] Does it need saying?)
So I took [livejournal.com profile] thinkatory home on Wednesday. I don't fly back to New York until next Saturday. So I'm just hanging out.

I'm watching the Doctor Who "Dreamland" cartoon, and like I said on Twitter, my only complaint is that there is no way for a simple computer generated image can convey the faces David Tennant makes.

Speaking of the Doctor, I loved The End of Time and I suppose that puts me in something of a... minority? No? I find the fandom a little scary so I only hover around the edges, but I loved it. David Tennant broke my heart and so did John Simm. The timey-wimeyness of it all was brilliant and holy shit Rassilon. I am a sap and I make no apologies for it.

We caught my mother up on SPN season five, and she's all excited to watch it when it comes back next week. I'm going to get to watch it with her because I won't be going back until Saturday, and that makes me happy. It'll be the first time in awhile that we've gotten to watch something where neither of us knew what was happening. Okay that's not totally true, because we watched Project Runway. I think this is going to be a season with the judges and me at odds again. They liked Ping's... thing, which leaves me with a bad feeling about this. I don't know if Anthony can make clothes, but holy shit he makes me laugh.

I did some retail therapy on Thursday with Christmas money and gift cards that I hadn't spent yet. I feel a weird sort of pressure shopping with others, for time and other things, so I like to do my serious shopping alone. I don't know, I know that I'm sort of weird like that. I bought a top at Vanity that was just a liiiiiiiiittle tight, but if I manage to lose a little weight (I know, I know, New Year's Resolutions never stick, blah blah blah) then it should fit fine. Hell maybe even my spanx will help.
dramaturgy: ([Glee] Don't Stop Believing.)
Something that makes me happy:



Aside from being at home, there isn't much. There are things going on, I mean, but I'm very mellow and lazy right now.

Also the w key on my keyboard doesn't want to work.

My brother's been watching Supernatural and I'd guess he's about halfway through the second season. My mom needs to start with season three which means Magnificent Seven, The Kids Are All Right and so on and so forth. AND THEN FOURTH SEASON. Bwahahaha. >_>
dramaturgy: ([ASOIAF] They see me R'hollin'.)
So today, Dave set me the hard task of manning his office while he is at a faculty meeting, which consists of dicking around on his computer. He specifically mentioned YouTube, so I've been surfing around there for about the last... ten minutes, but that is enough. Why is it that I can sit there and watch videos for HOURS when I have things to do but when I'm going to be paid to do it I mosey over here to LJ to tell you all about it? I don't know.

I should take this time to work on my paper. I brought my computer and things with me so that I wouldn't have to come back out for the RUR reading that my classmates are doing tonight... and also because I think I'm starting to get on my roommate's nerves and quite frankly I don't blame her. We've basically been shut up in the apartment together since Friday afternoon and I could use the breathing room.

I did find one hilarious video.



There are MILLIONS like this one on just about every outrage imaginable and they're quite addictive. This one doesn't get too funny until the last one, there's also a very funny one about McG directing the Spring Awakening movie (for reals) and another about season five Supernatural (made before the season premiered). We are the internet and we are INSANE.

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