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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.

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I’M ALIVE!

18 Dec

Well hello there! Perhaps you remember me? I used to actually fairly consistently update this blog?

I know I’ve been awful about posting lately. I have gotten distracted by life and work and, let’s be honest, tumblr (it’s SERIOUSLY addicting, you guys). BUT! I am determined that that all will change! At some point over the next couple of weeks, i WILL be posting new things. There will be feelings about Downton Abbey! There will be feelings about Homeland! There will be feelings about The Hour! There will be feelings about Gossip Girl (spoiler alert: they involve hysterical, disbelieving laughter)! I hope you guys are as excited about this imminent feelings fest as I am.

So anyhoodle, just wanted to announce that this blog will become a blog again very soon. YAY!!!

And just to make this post pretty, I will show you a couple of things that I made in a recent “I WILL MASTER PHOTOSHOP” craze. Which basically translates to practicing cutting things out in photoshop, but hey, same thing. Anyway:

I made this!
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And also this!
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You’re bowing before my genius, aren’t you? I thought so. It’s ok. Bow away.

Until next time!

Downton Abbey, Again, Some More

13 Oct

Sad, but true. (Click to enlarge)

My brain on Downton.

Fall 2011 Premiere Calendar

25 Aug

Premiere season is almost here, and I’ve made a handy dandy calendar to help you keep track of when everything is coming back (only network return dates on there though, sorry cable fans). New shows are in bold, shows I’ll be watching are in italics, and new shows I’ll be watching are in bold italics. Just click the image below to see it in all its glory!

I hope you take a moment to appreciate the artistic genius of my TV-shaped calendar.

We do have some stragglers in October and November that I’m just going to list (this time the new ones are starred and the ones (well, one) I’ll be watching is double starred:

OCTOBER:
Sunday, October 2, 7 PM: America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
Monday, October 3, 9 PM: House (Fox)
*Tuesday, October 11, 8 PM: Last Man Standing (ABC)
*Tuesday, October 18, 8:30 PM: Man Up! (ABC)
**Friday, October 21, 8 PM: Chuck (NBC); 9 PM: Grimm (NBC)
*Sunday, October 23, 8 PM: Once Upon A Time (ABC)
*Sunday, October 30, 8:30 PM: Allen Gregory (Fox)

NOVEMBER:
Thursday, November 3, 9 PM: Bones (Fox)
*Wednesday, November 23, 9:30 PM I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox)

Just two days until my first show starts (Doctor Who wooo!) and seventeen until they really get going! Can’t wait! Cross your fingers for a good season.

Graphic time!

18 Mar

So, this is not as awesome as my Gossip Girl love circle chart (because that thing is super awesome). But I finally own Illustrator, and to celebrate, I made this glorious flow chart. It is partially inspired by both Doctor Who and Fringe (which, quick update: just watched the latest episode and a whole episode with Olivia’s William Bell voice was, indeed, hilarious. And also a bit concerning…Anna Torv’s throat must have been destroyed after that) and thus totally acceptable to post here. So, without further ado (click to enlarge): Seriously, what's with all the zeppelins?
Ta da! I am so productive with my free time.

Graphics yay!

28 Jan

Technically this is related to TV, and I’m pretty proud of it, so I’m posting an assignment for my infographics class. We have to trace/color a person, a place, and a thing in illustrator, so I traced a picture of Zachary Levi (from Chuck) for my person (of course.) Here’s the original:

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And here’s my traced/colorized version:

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After I was done I was seeing the individual shapes in just about everything, so that was fun. Took me about five hours to do…hopefully once I get more practice with it I’ll get faster (before this I’d traced an apple and about ten zillion maps, and this was my first time colorizing something). I’m also still not totally happy with his hair so I might go in and try to change it, we’ll see.

XOXO, Gossip Girl

25 Jan

Gossip Girl is an incredibly ridiculous show. Every season, heck, every week, it gets more and more crazy. I spend most of each episode rolling my eyes. But I can’t stop watching. It’s too addictive. It’s bad in the most delightful way. So of course, when it came back last night, I watched. I even had a watch party! And it was just as ridiculous as ever. Basic plot run down: Serena and Dan decided not to date. Again. Chuck and Serena schemed to bring down Lily but their plan was foiled when Serena accidentally gave Dan’s resume to a reporter at a party instead of the document that Lily signed as Serena to put Ben in jail. But it turns out that Lily was actually trying to fix things and got Ben released from jail, so yay! She isn’t completely evil after all. But before Serena knew that Ben got released, she went to visit him and then ran into him on her way out, because all former convicts LOVE to hang around the place where they’ve been incarcerated for years. Then they decided to have a little dinner date, because another thing former convicts love is hanging out with the girl whose mother got them put in jail because of false claims that they slept with that girl. The other Van Der Woodsen drama was not resolved so “happily”: the Chuck/Serena/Lily argument at the party made the buyer of Bass Industries back out of the deal. Instead it sold to Chuck’s father’s former friend who now has a very large grudge (against a dead man..harsh), so, yeah..I’m sure that will end well. Nate, poor, dumb Nate, just sort of sat around being mad at his Dad for not being more proactive about finding a post-prison job. But it’s ok, because turns out the aforementioned Bass enemy is totally cool with hiring a guy convicted of embezzlement who also happens to be a (former) cocaine addict to run his finances. Because that’s always super smart.  Oh, and Blair decided that she’s going to be the next Anna Wintour. That I actually find believable.

Also in this episode, it became very clear that by the end of the season, Blair and Dan are going to be together. I should have seen it coming earlier: after all, Blair/Dan is one of the only relationship combinations that the main characters have not been in.

To illustrate the incestuous nature of the show (sometimes semi-literally! Ahem, DAN/SERENA), I made this little chart of all of the relationship circles in Gossip Girl. As an added bonus, they form one huge relationship circle as well! Click to see in all its glory.

These people really need to get out more.

This sort of thing is how we end up with lines like the horrible one in last night’s episode: “We’ll find out how we feel at family brunch.” I know Serena and Dan aren’t actually related, but EW. New York is a big city, guys. Explore!