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The first in a no-doubt-long-series of squee posts about TV (I now have FOUR shows I download on Saturdays. *facepalm*)

Prepare to meet the power of the imagination! )
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Maybe it's the migraine but I wasn't that thrilled by Community this week. Shirley was the most sympathetic to me with her 'skinny bitches' snark.

On the other hand, one show never fails to deliver...

Vampire Diaries 2.5
This episode started slow but boy did it deliver! So much happens in every episode! And it used my bulletproof kink! THANK YOU, SHOW!

were you two having a moment? )

In other news, [personal profile] kuwdora is the most amazingest friend ever and talked me down off a ledge when she correctly detected that I had clipped my entire new vid project the wrong f-ing way. Having a Mac-vidder friend at last is AWESOME!

And I am all hyped for Festivids! [personal profile] fan_eunice has a really good post explaining why the brilliance of Festivids in detail, but I shall precis and say that I had a blast last year. I got to vid a character I wouldn't have otherwise vidded, which also meant I kept vidding at a time when I was in a creative slump. I also discovered how amazingly pretty Vampire Diaries is to vid (really people! you need to get on it!) and by the time it came to posting I'd almost forgotten, in all the fun, that I was getting a vid in return. The reciprocal joy out of this event is such a wonderful thing. And then you can watch everyone else's vids too. Everyone wins! :) Go forth and sign up!
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I have a double-digit list of posts I want to make but no time in which to write them up. :( Yet, I am feeling chatty today so I will post something completely useless.

Contrary to the impression given by my absence from this journal most of last year, I am actually still watching some TV shows. In fact, in the last year I have adopted creative strategies for enhancing the viewing experience of several of them. For instance, did you know that:
- Legend of the Seeker is infinitely more enjoyable if you place a candelabra (the more serious and gothic the better) beside the TV screen while watching it?
- Merlin is the perfect Sunday night TV to half watch over dinner? (It really makes ZERO sense to me as a show when it's not on a Sunday night at 7:30.)
- The Vampire Diaries is greatly improved by watching it in a park at night? longer explanation herein )
- True Blood is improved with red wine and trashy food of any variety? This one's a no-brainer, but does mean I can only watch in moderation. ;)

I require no added incentive to watch Community, so I don't have a strategy for that one, other than download quickly, watch, laugh.

Smallville, on the other hand, has required countless innovations over the years. There was a brief glory period where [livejournal.com profile] supacat and I discovered a flourless, orange cake thing we dubbed 'Clark cake' (it tasted like Clark), but then the bakery stopped making it. :( A before-and-after strategy helps somewhat. For instance, fortifying with Indian takeaway beforehand and taking a ranty walk around the park afterwards. A dog on one's lap is also comforting. Due no doubt partly to the fact it sounds similar to 'park' (and to the fact he associates it with both walks and cuddles), Bob Bob now cocks his head and wags his tail when I say 'Clark'. Bless!

But here's where I'm stumped: what the heck is going to make Hellcats more watchable? Because apparently I'm loyal enough to Tommy to download that crazy shit. *blinks* This is going to require a whole new thing...

Suggestions?! Does anyone else have crazy viewing rituals to improve your TV experience, or is it just me?
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Title: When life gives me lemons, I make lemonade
Source: Community
Music: The Boy Least Likely To
Summary: Ensemble vid for 'Community' Season 1
Access vid: YouTube or BAM or download here
Notes: Made as escapist fun, un-betaed. I really needed to make a non-serious vid. This is it. It was made in ten minute blocks of vidding time: that's all I have at the moment. Crappy downloaded source which includes DivX logo: if that bothers you, don't watch. ::ponders:: Vid will likely make more sense if you have seen the show. Have I sufficiently warned you away yet? ;)
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I really suck at life balance. I lurch from prioritising one thing totally over all else to prioritising something else completely... for six months or so it was work, and then a month ago I realised that the rest of my life had fallen into ruin, so now I'm on a 'get fit/healthy, get organised, get a life back' kick. Who knows if I can strike a balance at any stage?

Anyway, I'm struggling to fit fandom in, in either case, and am falling ever more hopelessly 'behind'. There are so many things I could or should be doing and I am not doing... sigh. I have lots to post about at the moment (had I the time!) so this is going to be one of those terrible, catch-all, catch-up posts... that won't really catch me up very far at all! :p

First up... Smallville. cut for description of where I'm at with it emotionally after 9.8 )

I went to see the new Twilight movie for the LOLZ. and they were bountiful (spoilers) )

Watched Friday Night Lights 4.4, cut for brief spoilers )

I did watch the Doctor Who special but found it too OTT.

I'm up to speed with Dexter but it's been patchy all season for me.

Community continues to please me. Abed and Troy's duet FTW this week.

Have read a few good books and have several more I want to get to! Wish I had time to natter about them. Hmm. Wishlists are going round, yes? Wave a magic wand for more time for me? :D

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