Archive | January, 2013

I MADE A GIF! (Now watch the Lizzie Bennet Diaries)

12 Jan

Look! It’s (the fifth variation of) my first gif!

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Yaaaaay! I still have no idea how people make super intense fancy gifs, but hey, gotta start somewhere.

In case you are wondering, this gif is from a wonderful web series called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which, if you are not watching already, you need to go watch IMMEDIATELY. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book, but when something can induce this much fangirling over a 200 year old novel, you know it’s good. And it’s SO GOOD. Basically in this version Lizzie is a grad student, Jane (in the gif pretending to be Darcy..there’s lots of roleplaying in this) is in fashion, Lydia is in college and is a party girl, Mary is their cousin, and Kitty is a cat (sorry Kitty). Charlotte Lucas is Charlotte Lu, Charles and Caroline Bingley are Bing and Caroline Lee, etc. etc. etc. Lizzie is filming the videos for a grad school project, and there are lots of other fun modern updates of the storyline. There have been almost 80 episodes (plus Lydia’s spinoff videos), but they’re only 3-6ish minutes long each, so not that hard to get through! Unless you are my sister, in which case you will act like it is an impossible feat. BUT ANYWAY. Watch them! You won’t regret it! And if you do, well, I’m not sure we can be friends.

Life Update

12 Jan

Soon I will be updating you on my Downton Abbey feelings, because I realized I never posted anything after my post fixing the show. Which is still quite excellent, if I do say so myself. Here’s a preview for you of what those feelings are: My fingers no longer automatically type Downton. I just typed Downtown up there and had to fix it.

Anyway, before that happens, I want to give a life update, because exciting things have been happening!

Exciting thing #1: I have a job! This is old news, but I am still happy about it.

Exciting thing #2: I got to go to the People’s Choice Awards! Look, here I am!

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Isn’t my friend pretty?

So that was pretty fun. Though we felt very psychic because we knew who was there so we knew who won every.single.category. But still, always nice to have an excuse to get fancy!

Exciting thing #3: I FINALLY GET TO GO TO PALEYFEST. As I have discovered recently, many people do not seem to know what PaleyFest is, so perhaps I am a weirdo for pining after it since I was 14. But if I am, so be it! I’m going to four panels, and it is going to be amazing.

Fingers crossed for more exciting things to come! Such as finally having my first real celebrity sighting, perhaps?? (And no, events where they are scheduled to be there do not count) (And mistaking Matthew Weiner for my dentist as I drove out of a grocery store parking lot and only belatedly realizing that he was, in fact, Matthew Weiner only semi-counts) (I at least want a picture with someone, ok?)

 

Fringe: The Boy Must Live

12 Jan

Oh hey, I’ve been away so long that WordPress updated itself. Cool. Anyhoo, finally following through on my promise to post with my immediate reaction to tonight’s episode of Fringe. (SPOILERS if you haven’t seen it, of course)

I just…I don’t see how this is going to work out, you guys. Let me break this down:

The plan to save the world is to stop the Observers from ever being created.

For this plan to work, Walter has to sacrifice himself.

But if it works, and it’s bye bye Observers, then the timeline resets. The Observers never came. This plan never existed. Walter never sacrificed himself. Walter is alive.

If Walter is alive, Peter still exists, and Walter (I assume) still crossed universes to save Peter. But since there are no more Observers, there is no September to save Peter from drowning. Peter is dead. (If Walter didn’t cross universes, original Peter is still dead with no replacement).

If Peter is dead, he and Olivia obviously never had Etta.

Or, if Walter somehow is just blinked out of existence, Peter still doesn’t exist, so neither does Etta.

I don’t see how this can end well. Either things will make sense (as much as Fringe can make any sense) and Peter will be dead (AGAIN), or things will make absolutely no sense and Walter will be dead. Or the plan will fail and they will all be in oppressive Observer land. Really, the only solution I can see here that gets them all out alive is for them all to go back to the alternate universe for good.

Speaking of which, ALTLIVIA AND LICOLN ARE COMING BACK! If you had told me when she was first introduced that I would EVER be happy to see Altlivia, I would have told you you were crazy. But I’m SO happy! One step closer to my delusional dream of the show ending with Walter, Peter, Olivia, and Astrid still alive, and Charlie, Lincoln, Etta, and the alt Fringe team miraculously back, and everyone happy.

I already am having a hard enough time letting go of my issues with the whole new timeline storyline, show. Don’t give me a bad ending on top of it.