meelie: (leeloodallasmultipass. MUL-TI-PASS)
hello! I need to tell you ALL THE THINGS

* [livejournal.com profile] sinpozium was a couple of weeks ago! it was great!

* my teen wolf pimp at sinpoz went well as did my vid show - I got a compliment on how I collate a vidshow and I really felt pleased by that :)

* great to see all my have kiwis at sinpoz! I shall be returning the favour whenever [livejournal.com profile] get__together happens!

* went to perth to catch up with English KT my english friend who was my bestie in Vancouver! In conclusion, we are still bros, it is awesome that she lives in the same country as me again!

* you should read this fic!: "Whatever" by skoosiepants - It is a WONDERFUL original slash highschool fic, with coming out, a bit of angst, some awesome one-liners and seriously here is a sample of it's awesomeness:

Mike likes to think he’s popular, which is a good way to dive into junior year of high school. Mike’s in a sort-of band with three other popular dudes and Jason, who is barely cool by association, but they let him hang because he’s the only one who knows how to even fucking turn on the Casio. There’s all these switches and buttons, Mike always ends up getting it stuck on Extreme Gothic Organ or something.

* went to the closing night film of sydney film festival and saw "safety not guaranteed" It was really good! funny and had surprise Kristen Bell! For those who know me and my ~feelings~ about time travel, I didn't suffer a rage blackout! it was more a film about regret and other film festival film themes but I am still super happy that I went. Also, that I ate ALL THE FOOD at wagamama's beforehand

* I now have a tumblr! I am meeliesaysno mainly I reblog awesome things? IDK, still figuring tumblr out. Here is my opinion on one thing - safari on iPad HATES gifs. It resizes them to squares that cut off the text. so I played around with some apps, there aren;t that many dedicated for the iPad! the official Tumblr app is only for iPhone. The free apps are pretty rotten, so I splurged and bought Tumblita, I am liking it! My biggest tip: turn your screen to scroll through posts rather than having to select from the dashboard index. This is the article that I looked at that was pretty helpful

* also! like, the LA Kings won the Stanley Cup since I last posted! wow, I have been super slack in posting. I have been busy? and cold! I love that the true love story of Mike and Jeff being re-united has the ultimate happy ending!!

* My new job is still great! I calculated that my pay cut which was the main thing I was worried about, is actually only about $230/month. WORTH IT. SO WORTH IT.

* board games on sat night with [livejournal.com profile] eponymous, [livejournal.com profile] alasen and [livejournal.com profile] erilyn on sat night! Lots of fun! despite getting crazy board game eyes when I got cranky! Taboo was played - turns out I do best when all clues involve Batman, and [livejournal.com profile] alasen did best when we spoke in our own code:

the answer is beer:
me: this is something I like and you hate!
alasen: fun? people? alcohol?
me: more specific!
alasen: beer?
me: yes!

we still lost, but I feel we got to our winning points via a weirder, yet more satisfactory way.
the answer is beard:
me: If i was crying, this is what my tears would be!
alasen: beardy?
me: yes!

(this one only makes sense when taking hockey playoffs into account, and also the new International Sign for beardy tears that I invented a few weeks back)

* I have been watching with [livejournal.com profile] alasen and occasional [livejournal.com profile] gnine the Donald Strachey films! Soooo cute! Really liking it, I think the 2nd is my favourite, but I think we have one more(the 4th?) to go before I can give you my definite decision :)

* I watched Wil Wheaton's "Table Top" episode of settlers of cataan and enjoyed! I think I will need to finally by my own copy rather than relying on friends. the game review was clear and thorough while not being boring, I am looking forward to watching the reviews of games I haven't played.

* music recs!

Divide & Kreate – Dance Dreams [Eurythmics vs. Lady Gaga] It's the first dl link. I first heard this mashup in bradcpu's awesome Tron Legacy vid and eventually found a link for the mp3

now this one is a little more unusual and I am surprised I like it - it is a US football anthem re-mix - DJ Schmolli - Super Bowl Anthem [LMFAO vs. Madonna vs. Europe vs. Queen vs. House Of Pain vs. Reel 2 Real vs. Tag Team vs. MC Hammer vs. Metallica vs. White Stripes & others] It's so catchy! And the video for it is pretty good too(as long as you ignore the football?) Relatedly, here is an article about the origins of The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army" as sports chant

there was a terrible mashup as well of the proclaimers, midnight oil and david guetta's "Titanium" that I thought I liked, but then realised I just liked the "Titanium" parts - the official video is also pretty awesome. It's like a songvid to a mutant/X-men character! Except it ends too soon :( WHAT HAPPENS NEXT TO THE YOUNG MUTANT?? Is it wrong to want fic for a music video?

the other thing is that tegan and sara have a vaguely newish song - they do the lyrics on "Bodywork" by Morgan Page, which I kinda like? It is very much not a Tegan and Sara song, but if you like the "Feel it in My Bones" remix by Tiestro you will be more likely to like "Bodywork"? I love the Feel it in my bones as it is used in my favourite(the only?) The Vampire Diaries threesome songvid by greensilver.

* I am still reading a heap of teen wolf fic, but I am saving up the season 2 eps to strong like ox through?

* ALL THE WORDS
meelie: (comics - deadpool fighty time!)
what's that you say friends list? you are wanting a 200k story about Alexander Ovechkin and a Pittsburgh Penguin who isn't Sidney Crosby? Have I got the story for you! I would like to recommend to you the Snuggling With The Enemy series by rekishi. It starts with a hookup at the All star weekend and continues with lots of Ovie hijinx and schmoop and is awesome. I have read the whole thing and I would like to say to those who may have concerns, there are no animals harmed in this fic! You will end up knowing more about the Pens and Caps than you wanted too, maybe, but it is all good!

If you need more, here is Kris Letang's wiki entry(someone likes him! so many photos, check out the hair shot especially!) and the man himself, if you need a visual cue:



uh, maybe don't look up what Ovie looks like. You'll thank me. Instead I was going to give you a gif of him being adorable and pretending to swim after getting tripped on a cable but I can't find it :( anyone??

Oh and one of the parts has a hilarious STAAL adventure in it! and sidney being a robot! and many other awesome things! read it!
meelie: (T-REX STAMP OF APPROVAL)
hey hey! it was my last day at my job today! I am now officially unemployed! I will be taking a sanity day tomorrow and then on monday start proper job hunting, or at least registering with Temp agencies. Bring on the next thing!

in other news! I am in hockey fandom now? yeah, I don't know. It happened. and I am enjoying it? It's hard to stick to OTP's though. Apart from Dunc 'n Seabs. Dunc and Seabs FOREVER.

Saw [livejournal.com profile] hnix last night! Awwww [livejournal.com profile] hnix!! I have missed you! I have missed making you cry with laughter! My only regret is that perhaps I will not be able to make you choke on a drink with laughter before you go back to your cats!

other other things! I was telling people about the things! a couple of these are on my pinboard - you can follow me on pinboard(if you shell out the $! same name over there as here) or you can follow my rss feed.

* a history of american television as told by puppets - from the lone ranger to jersey shore! forgettable show with a great theme song! So many law and orders!

* the TED talk I was telling people about - the power of introverts - a really interesting speech about what introverts bring to the table, how they work and how currently our culture pushes introverts into trying to be extroverts.

* if you are only going to read one hockey rpf - my recommendation is Heart in Hand - this is the first major hockey story I read(I think the first official hockey story I read was that krazy kaner yuletide story from a few years ago) and I can 100% tell you that you do not need as much knowledge to read this as you do for other fics in the fandom. Sid had realized very early on that for better or worse, he would be linked to Alexander Ovechkin for the rest of his life. But he never expected anything like this.

* Clint/Coulson epic story - Disclosures. Long(67k!), really good, and plotty clint/coulson. What I really liked was the show and not tell, especially in the first half of the story. BUT! if you are triggery for stuff, make sure to check the tags.
Phil Coulson is miserable, distrusted by most of SHIELD, and still doesn't remember why.

It's only going to get worse before it gets better.
meelie: (leeloodallasmultipass. MUL-TI-PASS)
I have a new rss feed set up for my pinboard recs! if you wish my ham-handed tagging and reccing delivered fresh to your friends list at whatever pre-scheduled time lj checks it(apparently Next check: 2011-10-02 07:14:53!) at you can find it at [livejournal.com profile] meelie_pins

::checks the old delicious feed:: I know at least 9 of you may be interested!

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