hardparade: (harry potter; remus & sirius)
Ooooh, it's been such a long time since I've used my Harry Potter tag. It feels weird, but good. I really do wish I'd made the decision to start rereading the books sooner, you know - in my mind it always seemed like it would be this huge time-consuming task, but I'm already on Order of the Phoenix and it's been like...not long at all. And of course I'm enjoying it immensely and getting overly emotional because I know what's coming, and being reminded of everything I used to ship, and trying to find all the old fic I remember. It's all just so lovely and nostalgic. ♥

To celebrate that, a mix for my OTP -


Title: nothing like you & i
Maker: likecharity
Subject: Remus/Sirius (Harry Potter)
Includes: 11 individual .mp3s uploaded on Mediafire, plus .rar and .zip to download from either Mediafire or Megaupload.
Notes: I wrote slightly excessive ones, so they are under the cut.



i believe in anything that brings you back home to me )
hardparade: (kills; jamie)
I JUST HAD AN EPIPHANY?

Or, a really ridiculous idea.

Either way, it was brought about by this interview with The Kills. They're asked how they can be so sexual even though they split up. (I love it when they're asked if they're a couple and stuff, it's so interesting to analyse their reactions.) Anyway, Jamie's like "We were never lovers" and the interviewer is like "Never?" and they're both like "Mm-mm, never" and then there's a pause, and Jamie goes "So...that's why." And then Alison cracks up and there's awkward laughter all round. (If you just want to watch that bit, there are little markers you can hover over to see which question is asked at each timestamp.)

This kind of reveals something about how Jamie sees the two of them and their sexuality, right? ...Right?

Click to humour me. )

They really do drive me crazy sometimes. MAKE SENSE.
hardparade: (weeds; nancy)
Don't worry! I will not be only posting about Jedward from now on! I'd like to say that was a momentary lapse in my sanity, but it appears to be continuing, so we'll just have to see. (I may have bought a t-shirt and downloaded an album; it doesn't look promising.)

But in the meantime, more Weeds! Fewer caps and stuff this time around because I got lazy, but lots of over-analysis because, y'know, I'm still me.



THOUGHTS ON SEASON THREE. )
hardparade: (weeds; silas & shane)
MORE WEEDS.

I've been writing notes as I watch, sort of putting things under different headers, so I'll try to group stuff together. Not surprisingly, though, it is mostly just rambling with the occasional cap/gif/quote thrown in.

(Psst. Watch this show. Please. This season had Zooey Deschanel in it!)



THOUGHTS ON SEASON TWO. )
hardparade: (weeds; shane & nancy)
SO CAN WE TALK ABOUT WEEDS? I'm really enjoying the new season, but I was too busy enjoying it to do a post on each episode right after it aired, and so instead I've ended up with a bunch of (flaily) meta and screencaps for everything so far. And it feels like the sort of thing one posts on Tumblr, but everything I have to say is tinged with mother/son incest and I feel more safe talking about that here. THOUGH NOT BY MUCH. Last November I made a similar post (just about the season 6 finale) and was like "more on the mother/son incest thing later UNLESS IT WILL MAKE ME LOSE FRIENDS" and then I never posted again because I was still too scared to talk about it. -_-

I don't know, I mean, I feel like I'm just expanding on what the show portrays, but if that kind of thing seriously squicks you, I guess don't read this? Ughhh I totally used to hate the idea of parent/child but suddenly mother/son is the most interesting thing in the world to me. DAMN YOU, WEEDS. DAMN YOU TOO, JOHN LENNON. (Long story.) Honestly, though, it's more about the relationships as they are, as opposed to me wanting or expecting them to start making out any time soon. But still! Feel free to judge me! I'm judging myself a little bit, so. (Speaking of things I should probably be judged for: Alexander Gould is growing up well, right? ...Right?)



Season 7, episodes 1 to 3. )

MORE OF THIS TO COME, IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED. Probably even if no one is interested, mannn I love this show, I don't even care.
hardparade: (narnia; georgie (bow & arrow))
I SAW DAWN TREADER TONIGHT.

HEARTS. HEARTS IN MY EYES, YOU GUYS.

I am sitting here now with a mug of cocoa all teary-eyed and smiling to myself. I don't know why these movies have such an effect on me, they just do. Something to do with how much the fandom means to me, combined with the fact that I've basically grown up with the movies (moreso than the books even, through my teenage years at least). Idk. They just make me so happy.

When we came out of the cinema, though, my Mum did say "Did it live up to your expectations?" and I realised that it would have been pretty difficult for it not to. Not because my expectations were low, obvs, but because it would have been impressive if they'd managed to disappoint me. I kiiind of love everything they do, so. I'm not the best impartial judge.

I also spent at least half of the movie just mentally drawing hearts around everybody and gazing in wonder at how pretty (and in love) they all are. SO PRETTY. (AND IN LOVE.)

I think with Prince Caspian, I waited til I'd seen it twice before attempting to make a coherent post about it, but...I don't know when I'm going to get to see it again and I'm still on a high.

So here is my attempt at a review-type thing. And it has spoilers. And is kinda longer than I meant for it to be. )

Okay...I'm sure I've forgotten like thirty more things. BUT THIS IS A REALLY LONG POST ALREADY, SO. IDK. IF YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE, PLEASE SQUEE WITH ME. THERE IS MUCH SQUEEING TO BE DONE.
hardparade: (weeds; shane & nancy)
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE WEEDS SEASON SIX FINALE. AND HOW THE ENTIRE SEASON WAS SO AMAZING THAT I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF. I mean, I'm so glad that I didn't give up on it near the end of season 5, because I very nearly did and that would have been a MISTAKE. I'm pretty sure this season is the best it's ever been, and the finale was just...perfect. (Although I'm really, really glad it's been picked up for another season because HOLY CLIFFHANGER BATMAN.)

Spoilers behind the cut. Also a picspam and quotes! )

I keep thinking, there are other shows that are based on this sort of insanity. Where crazy shit happens, and you never know what to expect. But I think Weeds does it better than any other show. It sort of embraces the bizarre, and the writers seem to know when they've written themselves into a corner and they turn it around and make things fresh again. And all without losing sight of the characters and who they are and what they mean to each other.

Like, just for a comparison—The L Word? The crazy shit that happened in The L Word TOTALLY overshadowed everything else, to the point where nobody seemed to be themselves anymore and so it was difficult to care about the characters' struggles—they'd lost their original personalities and were like blank slates for the writers to do whatever they wanted with. But throughout six seasons of Weeds, that hasn't happened. These people are still the people they've always been, the changes in their characters are completely realistic, and the intense undying love they have for each other gets stronger by the episode (and no less believable). ♥ I love it.

It's also making me ship mother/son for the first time in my life. More on that later UNLESS IT WILL MAKE ME LOSE FRIENDS??

Anyway. That was longer than I meant for it to be.

IN CONCLUSION, FUCK YEAH WEEDS.
hardparade: (kills; alison (smoking))
I...this post is kind of ridiculous, just a warning.

The other day, I decided to give Alison Mosshart's first band, Discount, a proper listen. I'd tried a couple of songs before and sort of went "well, this is noisy with more yelling than singing", and gave up. I'm not the biggest fan of punk music, clearly. But Discount's kind of growing on me. The music doesn't really give Alison a chance to show off her gorgeous voice, though, so I find that kind of sad. It's such a good thing she met Jamie, haha.

Anyway, I always thought she basically left Discount after meeting him, but it turns out their last album was released in January 2000, and their last gig was in August 2000. And Alison met Jamie in about 1998, and moved to London at the end of 1999, so...that's interesting. It means that it's quite likely she was still writing songs for Discount after she'd met him.

Once I realised that and started paying attention to some lyrics, it was all downhill from there. It wasn't helped when I discovered Jamie had also been recording during that period of time. This is like when [livejournal.com profile] littledivinity and I managed to make the entirety of Kings of Leon's 'Only By The Night' about Caleb's crazy incestuous love for Nathan. I LIKE ANALYSING LYRICS AND CREATING BACKSTORY, WHAT CAN I SAY.

But I will cut it for the sake of my flist. )

Oh! I also wanted to analyse some of the lyrics from the songs on The Kills' Black Rooster EP, but...I'll save that for another time, this is long enough already.
hardparade: (skins; effy (upset))
UM. SKINS.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT SKINS, PLEASE.

WHAT THE FUCK, SKINS? )

You guys, my brain feels like it's been scrambled. Sometimes I just love Skins and HATE IT SO MUCH AT THE SAME TIME. ;_;
hardparade: (skins; effy)
Why does Skins do this to me? It's pretty much always good, often great, and then every now and then an episode comes along that just makes me feel like I'm on a rollercoaster and the whole thing is sort of terrifying and amazing and horrible and wonderful, and at the end I just feel like a wreck. This episode reminded me a lot of Effy's episode last season, 'cause that was definitely one that made me feel that way.

I can't believe I'm having these feelings about Freddie's episode. I even felt for him tonight, I really did. And wasn't as sickened by him and Effy as I expected, mostly because she wasn't happy I suppose.

Spoilers for Skins 4x05. )

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