speccygeekgrrl42: (music is life.)
In an attempt to ignore my agitation until the Xanax takes hold, I am going to finish up the music meme today in one fell swoop instead of dicking around with it for another four days. I hope you all don't mind. And here, have an extra song I uploaded for [livejournal.com profile] soobunny: Metric - Eclipse (All Yours)

Day 26 - A song that reminds you of a TV show

The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2
Head down towards Kansas
We will get there when we get there don't you worry
Feel bad about the things we do along the way
But not really that bad
We inhaled the frozen air
Lord send me a mechanic if I'm not beyond repair

Yes, I'm recycling it. Whatever. It's basically the perfect Supernatural song.


Day 27 - A song that you don't love any more

Panic at the Disco - I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
I'd chime in with a "Haven't you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?!"
No, it's much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of poise and rationality.

I still like most Panic songs. This one just got played out.


Day 28 - A song that you want to sing to your children

James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
Now the first of December was covered with snow
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
Lord, the Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go

There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway
A song that they sing when they take to the sea
A song that they sing of their home in the sky
Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep
But singing works just fine for me

Not that I plan on having children, but anyways. Anything my mother sang to me is good enough to sing to whatever potential prodigy I might one day lose my mind and have.


Day 29 - A song that gives you synaesthesia

Boston - More Than A Feeling
I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away

Thanks to many, many nights of Guitar Hero on Brinkerhoff Street, this song will always taste like delicious blunts to me. Man, I want a blunt right now. :/ Or maybe I just want the company I usually keep when smoking blunts and I'm just subtituting the drug for the people since I can't have them? Whatever, too psychoanalytical for me.

Day 30 - A song about endings

Ben Folds - The Luckiest
Next door
There's an old man
Who lived to his nineties
And one day
Passed away
In his sleep
And his wife, she stayed
For a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a
Strange way to tell you
That I know we belong
That I know

That I am, I am
I am the luckiest

Okay, I just didn't want to end it on a depressing note, so I'm sneaking in the most beautiful love song I know by justifying it with the sad verse that qualifies it for this category.
speccygeekgrrl42: (butterfly stoner angel : future!Castiel)
Resetting my sleep timer seems to have worked admirably. I woke up briefly around 3am and was afraid of the four-hour sleep cycle reasserting itself, but I made it back to sleep easily enough, and I got up for real at 10. I'm not going to trust in one night doing the trick, I'm certainly going to be taking the Ambien again tonight, but I do have to be up at 8 tomorrow to get ready for Wells at 9:30. I have to figure out what I'm going to wear, I don't know if my Schrodinger's Cat shirt and jeans will cut it for my first experience as a student of the college.

Oh my god, by this time tomorrow I could have my class schedule finished. I might know what I'll be doing for the semester in less than 24 hours! (Of course, it could be more than 24 hours; I have to be there from 9:30 to 4.)

Right now I'm watching Rebecca, which [livejournal.com profile] lemonflav_lopfe posted, because of Jeremy Brett with a mustache. Well, not JUST because of that, but.. mostly. xD I entirely blame the Watsons of the world for my newfound appreciation of mustaches.

I am strongly considering just doing the last five days of the music meme in one fell swoop tonight so I can start another month-long meme tomorrow. Are you all very sick of my doing month-long memes yet? I don't want to be annoying.


Day 25 - A song that reminds you of a movie

The Postal Service - Against All Odds
I wish I could just make you turn around
Turn around and see me cry
There's so much I need to say to you
So many reasons why
You're the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now
There's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face

But take a look at me now
There's just an empty space
But to wait for you is all I can do
And that's what I've gotta face















yes, I know it's off the Wicker Park soundtrack, but it makes me think of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Figure that one out.


13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

The only non-fictional culture I feel qualified to write is American. More specifically, white middle-class American. Which is why the great majority of my characters are white middle-class Americans, mostly from the Northeast. A few are lower-class, only a couple are upper-class. I just have this feeling that if I try to write anyone else's culture, I'm just going to get it wrong and piss people off, and I don't need racefail added to the ways in which I fail. And honestly, I don't write fictional cultures often enough to have a favorite one.
speccygeekgrrl42: (bookworm at home : Gabriel)
Day 24 - A song that reminds you of a book

Poe - Haunted
Come here, pretty please
Can you tell me where I am?
You, won't you say something?
I need to get my bearings
I'm lost and the shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated

I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head


This is mildly unfair because the album this song comes from is very closely related to House of Leaves, but that's what it makes me think of.


12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you'd like to share?

Ha. Um. There was this one time when I went off the rails and stuck a great number of my and Kristin's character's into a world where magic existed and most of them were students or teachers at a school for magic which was nothing like Hogwarts, honestly. It was totally random and pointless and I had a great deal of fun with it, and I think I did a lot of worldbuilding with those ten or so ficlets. They were on GreatestJournal, of course, so I can't link to them, and I'm pretty sure nobody would read it if I could, but: yes, I came up with nations and systems of magic and basically the entire faculty and a decent number of the student body of a school. If I'd kept going with it, I probably would have ended up folding all of the characters in somehow-- and my estimate of thirty that I started out with? Was way low, the last official count I had made forty-six and that was before Dewey and Amarante and I think possibly before Gideon and Jeff and Milo too, so I was pushing fifty characters.
speccygeekgrrl42: (I'll just go this way. : Dresden Files)
Day 23 - A song that reminds you of a character

Suzanne Vega - Bound
The way of the world has taken its toll
Ravaged my body and bitten my soul

I am ruined by rain, weathered by wind
I've been invaded without and within

And I ask
I am asking you
Asking you if you might still want me.
---
When I said:
I am bound to you forever
Here's what I meant:
I am bound to you forever.

...it reminds me of Bob from the Dresden Files, but only TV Bob, not book Bob. Also I just plain love this song, it's beautiful. Suzanne Vega is pretty amazing.


11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

Well, my favorite to write about now is Dewey, but for a long while it was Carter, and then Paxton, and then Gideon. Least favorite is much harder to pick, but if I have to pick one then I guess Frank was probably my least favorite, but he got the least attention to begin with.

In fanfiction terms, I very much enjoyed writing about Sylar and Dr. McCoy, and didn't really like writing about Claire or Nathan.
speccygeekgrrl42: (dance party in space! :S/Mc)
Day 22 - A song you can't help but air-jam to

I don't really air-jam. Sometimes I play air drums, but I pretty much have to be drunk or stoned to break out in spontaneous air guitar. So, uh... I don't know, have some random Decemberists instead of making me look through my other computer for something with prominent drums.

The Decemberists - The Soldiering Life


10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!

Um. Let's see. Trent's Christmas party was crashed by an ex-cop who tried to kill several of the partygoers. Carter's whole life was weirder than average. Josh almost drowned while surfing until a ~mysterious person~ saved his life by dragging him out of the water and giving him CPR. (The mysterious person was Carter, who was only in California because his life had gotten weird.) Most of the weird things that happen to Nick are in his head because he does too many drugs. Calais has this problem where every time his magic misfires, he switches genders, that's pretty weird. Once Doug was in Chicago for a teachers' conference and he got mistaken for a porn star. Uh... in one story Kellan got turned into a laptop and his girlfriend had to find a witch to turn him back into himself? xD Pretty much anything I wrote for the WTF Table qualifies as really weird. I mean, I try to build characters to fit interesting ideas and sometimes "interesting" just means "really weird."

...I think I might spend another night reading through the old stories I didn't get to last time, now, because some of the stuff I did with them was really entertaining. To me, at least.
speccygeekgrrl42: (mouse-colored dressing gown : Holmes)
Day 21 - A song that gives you shivers

Regina Spektor - Samson
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
But they're just old light, they're just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed
Told me that my hair was red
Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
Oh I cut his hair myself one night
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
And he told me that I'd done all right
And kissed me 'til the mornin' light, the mornin' light
And he kissed me 'til the mornin' light

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
Yeah we couldn't destroy a single one
And history books forgot about us
And the Bible didn't mention us, not even once



9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.

Hahaha, oh, it's been a long time since I've created a character to write about. More than a year if you count an AU version of a canon-based character, more than two years if we're strictly talking originals. Generally I would start with either a face or an idea. If it was for a game, I'd start with the idea: I need a student, I need a businessman, I need someone who fits a noir archetype, what can I do to take this idea and make it unique? Other times I'd just start with the PB and figure from there-- because I am so, so guilty of "ooh, yes, I need to do something with that face" syndrome. Rarely I would come up with a concept without some idea of who I wanted that person to look like and then I'd fish around to find a face to fit the character instead of the other way around.

Usually defects are what make a character interesting, so I'd give them a complication: a heart condition, a drug problem, being awkward or standoffish or obnoxious to a fault, or some specific skeleton in the closet. Once I figure out what they do and what their issues are, then I can give them positive traits. Their histories grow out of the combination of flaws and merits as much as the flaws and merits come from the history, it's a symbiotic process that, if it works, ends up with a decent character background, enough about the character to make them function in whatever situation I throw them into until I get a real handle on them, and, muses and fates willing, an interesting concept that someone will want to bounce a scene off of. Barring that, of course, I just write about them myself, which is what a good writer should do, because RP is not the end-all be-all of what to do with a character and honestly I haven't RPed with anyone (aside from dice-and-paper roleplay games) since I dropped out of Vortex, which was... over a year ago? Yeah. This is because I pretty much had one person I played with and when she stopped speaking to me, everyone in my head got shelved, and I'm only blowing the dust off them one at a time, to pick them up and look them over and remember how much fun they were before I put them back.
speccygeekgrrl42: (music is life.)
Day 20 - A song you've listened to after a break-up

Bright Eyes - Waste of Paint
The last few months I have been living with this couple.
Yeah, you know, the kind who buy everything in doubles. They fit together, like a puzzle.
And I love their love and I am thankful that someone actually
receives the prize that was promised by all those fairy tales that drugged us.
And they still do me. I'm sick, lonely, no laurel tree, just green envy.
Will my number come up eventually? Like Love is some kind of lottery,
where you can scratch and see what is underneath. It's "Sorry",
just one cherry, "Play Again." Get lucky.
So I have been hanging out down by the train's depot. No, I don't ride.
I just sit and watch the people there. And they remind me of wind up cars in motion.
The way they spin and turn and jockey for positions.
And I want to scream out that it all is nonsense.
All your lives one track, can't you see it's pointless?
But then, my knees give under me. My head feels weak and
suddenly it is clear to see that it is not them but me, who has lost my self-identity.
As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time.


It helps/hurts that I went to a Bright Eyes concert a week and a half after the breakup, I think. And it was my first concert ever. And the ex came with me. And so did his roommate who I was starting to fall in love with... yeah, that was a weird, complicated time in my emotional life.


8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?
Porn of course Nonono, seriously, it isn't porn. It's actually AUs, I am a total whore for a well-done AU, and some fandoms are just so good at catering to that (I'm looking at you, Stargate Atlantis, and a little bit at you, Sherlock Holmes) and did you all know that there's an AU Bingo now? I'm so fucked. I just want to give up on H/C Bingo and Kink Bingo and focus on doing AU Bingo, because AUs are my favorite things ever. As far as my favorite genre to write, according to my fanfic journal it's fluff, followed by AUs and angst, which doesn't make sense to me because I really don't like angst. Some people thrive on it, and I just don't understand that. If I wanted misery, I would read the news. I want happiness and love in my avoidance of reality, please and thank you. So yes, I do fluff and romance a lot, and AUs kind of a lot too, much much more than anything with action or dramatic drama or other genres.

...just, you know, there usually happens to be smut in there along with the fluff or the AU or what have you. Because my brain is so far down in the gutter you need a fishing pole baited with slash to get it back up near the surface.
speccygeekgrrl42: (*~*special adult party!*~*)
Day 19 - A song that turns you on

Melissa Ferrick - Drive
In the kitchen
in the shower
and in the back seat of my car
I'll hold you up
in your office
preferably during business hours
'cause you know how I like it when there's people around
and I know how you like it
yeah I know how you like it
I know how you like it when I tease you for hours

Your mouth waters
stretched out on my bed
your fingers are trembling
and your heart is heavy and red
and your head is bent back
and your back is arched
and my hand is under there
holding you up

I'll hold you up
and drive you all night
I'll hold you up
and drive you baby 'till you feel the daylight


This is probably one of the sexiest blatantly sexual songs I've ever heard. Just... tell me this doesn't do things to you. Listen to it with headphones on, with nobody around, and I dare you to tell me you're unaffected when it's over.


7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?

What an apt question to go with this song. xD Yes, I listen to music while I write, almost always. I come up with playlists for characters and shows. Sometimes I'll listen to fanmixes other people put together. Sometimes I'll just listen to whatever's on my heavy rotation playlist. I'm about halfway through putting together the playlist for Parker and Dewey, but I need music off my external drive to finish it and I've been too lazy to sort through the 3000 folders looking for what I need yet. One of my oldest playlists on Arthur was the love song list I compiled through five years of RP, comprising everything from true love and devotion to hatesex anthems, which was really spectacular help writing sometimes.



I keep running my hands through my hair and going "whoa, where did it all go?" I love not having it on the back of my neck or hanging in my eyes any more. This is definitely the shortest I've ever gone and I think I really like it. :D Man, once upon a time my hair was almost down to my ass. I used to wear it in twin braids all the goddamn time. I am definitely not the little girl I once was, speaking stylistically.

It is very humid tonight. I showered just a few hours ago and I'm already feeling like I need to take another shower, the air is just clinging to my skin. I was promised thunderstorms between the hours of 2 and 4 and I kind of want to stay up until they happen, but with my luck they'll pass us by entirely and I'll oversleep and miss my appointment... so I should go to bed now. Yeah.
speccygeekgrrl42: (busy writing : Russian Holmes)
Day 18 - A song that makes you laugh

Ani DiFranco - Unworry
I know I've seen you around
you can't forget that hair
but I didn't hear you come in
how long have you been sitting there?
you know, you can tell me anything
I promise I don't scare
--
and I gotta say, I'm amazed, not in a good way
at how much I don't remember
I just gotta hope, though I'm slow, it's all part of what I know
and the facts are pretend anyway



6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?

I am most comfortable sitting in bed with my laptop. I generally get my writing done between the hours of 7pm and 5am, for better or for worse. Almost always, I write on my computer, because anything I handwrite is going to end up typed anyway. However, the best writing I've done lately has been in a notebook, with a pencil, between the hours of 5am and 7:30am, on the shore of Seneca Lake, so this proves that what is most comfortable is not always most productive.
speccygeekgrrl42: (Default)
Day 17 - A song that you want to play at your funeral

James Taylor - You Can Close Your Eyes
Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising.
So this old world must still be spinning round and I still love you.

So close your eyes, you can close your eyes, it's all right.
I don't know no love songs and I can't sing the blues anymore.
But I can sing this song and you can sing this song when I'm gone.



5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?

Youngest person by age I've written would be Jeff Tucker's eight year old son, Teddy. Oldest would be Doug Walker, who is 51 now. Youngest in terms of creation is Dewey, about whom I never shut up, and oldest is Trent, about whom I talked yesterday.


Ten actors/actresses again, this list from [livejournal.com profile] rtwofan:

Jake Gyllenhaal - Donnie Darko
Misha Collins - I've never seen a movie with him in it
Ewan McGregor - Moulin Rouge
Brad Pitt - Fight Club or Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Clive Owen - Sin City
David Thewlis - you would think I'd say Harry Potter but it's actually The Big Lebowski, although I did love him in James and the Giant Peach as well
Cary Elwes - The Princess Bride, but Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a very close second place
Tom Hanks - Toy Story. shut up that's totally a valid choice
Antonio Banderas - Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Ben Stiller - this is actually the hardest one to pick because I'm secretly very fond of Ben Stiller, but it's got to be The Royal Tenenbaums

Actresses:
Keira Knightly - Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Scarlett Johnansson - Ghost World
Kristen Stewart - there does not exist a movie in which I like her even a little
Emmy Rossum - I've never seen a film with her in it
Julianne Moore - The Big Lebowski
Olivia Wilde - Alpha Dog, but I much preferred the short-lived series The Black Donnellys
Joanna Cassidy - I've never seen a film with her in it
Rachel McAdams - Sherlock Holmes
Betty White - the only film of hers I've seen is Lake Placid and I was nowhere near stoned enough to enjoy that movie
Anne Hathaway - Get Smart (shut up, I love that movie)
speccygeekgrrl42: (hand in hand)
Day 16 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

In the unlikely event I ever get hitched, that is... and there are so many versions of this song, this is just the one I have on hand:

Mandy Moore and Michael Stipe - God Only Knows
I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I'd be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin' do me
God only knows what I'd be without you



4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!

Aha, let me talk to you about Trent Anderson-Phillips. (He started out without the hyphen but then he got married a year after he was created.) He was the first character I came up with for To Die For. At that time he was a 22-year-old journalism student at Ruize College in the fictional town of La Cinqa, California. Now he's 27, a reporter and weekend anchor for the local news. He grew up in New York City, the son of a doctor and a psychologist who got divorced when he was still pretty young. He's had a bad heart since he was born, but he had a transplant in 2008 and he's been doing well since then. He's well-meaning but terribly clumsy, he gets along with just about everyone, and he used to be kind of a slut until he met Andrew Phillips and fell in love. They got married in Massachusetts in 2006. They met at Ruize, where Andrew was the security guard for the building in which Trent was an RA. Trent, being an insomniac, decided that bothering the night guard was better than being alone and bored all night long. They played video games and watched zombie movies and got to like each other, and then Andrew got evicted from his apartment and Trent thought it would be a brilliant idea to tell Andrew he could stay in the dorm with him until he found a new place. and, actually, it was a brilliant idea! :D They have been through a lot together since those first nights at the security desk-- murder at Ruize that caused a lot of trouble for Andrew, since it happened when he was supposed to be on duty; attempted murder at a Christmas party; several medical procedures; buying a house; Andrew going back to law school...

The last time I wrote anything about Trent was December 2007, I'm pretty sure, but I do think about him from time to time and I have a general idea of what's going on in his life. At one point I was almost certain I was going to kill him off, but I really couldn't let that happen to him, I love him too much. He was my first character and he's the one I most like to think about being happy. I wrote a lot about him and Andrew (and Sam the cat and Steve the dog and Andrew's cousin Skip and Trent's coworker Chad...) over the course of two years... unfortunately, all the RP logs are lost, but the independent writing is still saved, thanks to the LJ Archive maker saving my Greatestjournals.

Man, I still get sad sometimes over the demise of Greatestjournal. That site had a lot of awesome memories for me.
speccygeekgrrl42: (busy writing : Russian Holmes)
Day 15 - A song that you listen to when you're sad

Motion City Soundtrack - L.G. Fuad
I wanna know what it's like to be awkward and innocent, not belligerent.
I wanna know how it feels to be useful and pertinent and have common sense, yeah
Let me in, let me in to the club, cause I wanna belong,
And I need to get strong, and if memory serves,
I'm addicted to words and they're useless.


remaining days )


3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?

I pick a name I like the sound of. No, really. Usually when I'm coming up with a character, I start with a face and then decide where they're from/what their heritage is, and then I'll go look through babynames.com at names from that nationality until I see one I like a lot. Then I pick a last name out of a census list. I like names that mean things. Like, and I will be using him as an example forever, Dewey Ceinion: his name means "beloved" and I got his last name from a list of Welsh surnames. Sometimes I cheat a little bit and take names from fandoms (like Gideon and Spencer, lol) or from things connected to the PB (like using Anderson Cooper and calling him Carter), but for the most part? Babynames.com.

I don't write about fictional places. Everything I write is set in a real city. For all that I love sci-fi and fantasy, I don't really write it. Most of what I write is set in Boston, NYC, or (now) Las Vegas. (Excepting fanfiction, in which the places are already provided for me, most of the time.)
speccygeekgrrl42: (goldfishing.)
Day 14 - A song that you listen to when you're happy

Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle
In a coffee shop in a city
Which is every coffee shop in every city
On a day which is every day
I picked up a magazine
Which is every magazine
Read a story, and then forgot it right away
They say goldfish have no memory
I guess their lives are much like mine
And the little plastic castle
Is a surprise every time
And it's hard to say if they're happy
But they don't seem much to mind



2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?

I think my last count was somewhere close to thirty. I'd have to go back and refer to my archives (lol that sounds so pretentious but seriously it's archived GreatestJournals) to get an exact count, but if I didn't make it past thirty then I was almost there.

Overwhelmingly, I had more male characters. Out of ~30, only maybe five of them were female, and I can only remember the names of two off the top of my head (Amarante, who was the last one created, and Maeve, for whom I used myself as a PB, pretentiously enough). If we count female characters I did a significant amount of writing for without being the actual creator, we can add Nika to the list.

And really that's kind of tricky, because how much of a claim can you have on a character someone else created? Can I count Parker as my character at this point even though Kristin came up with him, or will he always be hers even though I'm the only one who's written him in two years? I don't really know. I don't think I dare to call him mine, honestly.

Even taking this fandom-wise, I generally tend to write males much more often than females. I probably write one story involving a woman as a main character for every twenty stories about men. [Insert speculation about self-loathing here, or something.]
speccygeekgrrl42: (aw hell yeah! : Spock)
Day 30 - Your favorite film of all-time
Surprising absolutely no one who's been paying any attention at all:



I hold this film up as one of the few perfect movies ever made. It has everything I want out of a movie: love, blood and rhetoric romance, intrigue, swordfighting, noble actions, despicable villains, revenge, fantastic costuming and scenery, magic, and a happy ending. *happy sigh*


Day 13 - A song that you listen to when you're angry

Coheed and Cambria - A Favor House Atlantic
Good eye, sniper
Now I shoot, you run
The words you scribbled on the walls
With the loss of friends you didn't have
I'll call you when the time is right
Are you in or are you out?
For them all to know the end of us all

Bye bye beautiful
Don't bother to write
Disturbed by your words and they're calling all cars
Face step, let down.
Face step, step down.


It's more the energy of the song than the lyrics... Coheed and Cambria has always done right by me when I need music to be upset to.
speccygeekgrrl42: (*YAY* : Chuck and Olive)
The VESID meeting went very well. Instead of having to search for $3000 in independent loans to take out, they're giving me $3500 to help with tuition and room and board and books, and Betty Jane said she would see if she can get a larger allowance for books for me since my budget is so tight.

\o/ So that's a little bit of the terror off of my mind, at least.

I'm up to the Rs in transferring my music from Arthur to Gabriel and making decent time. A couple more hours and I should be finished. I re-loaded my library into NuTsie, so if anyone actually wants to look at my playlists for any reason, or just wants to poke around and see what I have, have at it.

Now to discharge my memly duties for the day:

Day 29 - A piece of trivia from a favorite film
The film being The Princess Bride, and I'll give you a couple of facts I think are cool:

Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin performed all of their own sword-fighting after many hours of training. According to Rob Reiner, the only stunt performed by Patinkin's stunt double was one flip during the 'Chatty Duelists' scene.

The giant rodents were created with diminutive actors inside rat suits. On the day Westley was supposed to battle the giant rat, the "rat actor" was pulled over for speeding and subsequently arrested, and actually had to be bailed out of jail by the filmmakers so the scene could be filmed.

While rehearsing for the film, André the Giant's thick accent prevented many of his lines from being understood. To remedy this, actor Mandy Patinkin slapped André in the face to get him to concentrate harder.

When Count Rugen hits Westley over the head, Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to go ahead and hit him for real. Guest hit him hard enough to shut down production for a day while Elwes went to the hospital.


Day 12 - A song from your favourite album

It's actually the title track off the album:
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
The Atlantic was born today and I'll tell you how...
The clouds above opened up and let it out.

I was standing on the surface of a perforated sphere
When the water filled every hole.
And thousands upon thousands made an ocean,
Making islands where no island should go.
Oh no.

Those people were overjoyed; they took to their boats.
I thought it less like a lake and more like a moat.
The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your door have been silenced forever more.
The distance is quite simply much too far for me to row
It seems farther than ever before
Oh no.

I need you so much closer.
speccygeekgrrl42: (bang bang : Chuck)
Day 28 - Favorite film from your favorite director

Again, I have to call this one out:



I love Quentin Tarantino and I love this movie.


Day 11 - A song that describes you

Ani DiFranco - Joyful Girl
i do it for the joy it brings
because i'm a joyful girl
because the world owes me nothing
and we owe each other the world
i do it because it's the least i can do
i do it because i learned it from you
i do it just because i want to
because I want to

and i wonder if everything i do
i do instead
of something i want to do more
the question fills my head
i know that there's no grand plan here
this is just the way it goes
and when everything else seems unclear
i guess at least i know

i do it for the joy it brings...
speccygeekgrrl42: (dance party in space! :S/Mc)
Day 27 - A film that you wish you had seen in theaters




Day 10 - A song that no one would expect you to love

Well, you might expect it because I like "Your Love is My Drug", but... seriously, there is no reason for me to enjoy this song as much as I do:

Ke$ha - Tik Tok


Don't worry, I have another 30 day meme ready to go as soon as I finish the film meme. :D This one's about writing.

Now, I am going to watch Zodiac. :D
speccygeekgrrl42: (tired.)
Day 26 - Favorite film poster




Day 09 - A song from your favourite band

How about the first song I heard by them?

Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration
The glove compartment is inaccurately named
And everybody knows it
So I'm proposing a swift orderly change

Cause behind its door there's nothing to keep my fingers warm
And all I find are souvenirs from better times
Before the gleam of your taillights fading east
To find yourself a better life

I was searching for some legal document
As the rain beat down on the hood
When I stumbled upon pictures I tried to forget
And that's how this idea was drilled into my head

Cause it's too important
To stay the way it's been



I am so tired, I just want to go back to sleep. :/
speccygeekgrrl42: (attentive. : Nate)
Day 25 - Favorite film villain



Count Rugen, from The Princess Bride. He was way more villainous than Prince Humperdink. and he was the cause of one of the greatest lines in movie history: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

remaining days )


Day 08 - A song that makes you fall asleep

KT Tunstall - Throw Me A Rope
I want you between me and the feeling I get when I miss you
But everything here is telling me I should be fine
So why is it so, above as below,
That I'm missing you every time

I got used to you whispering things to me into the evening
We followed the sun and its colours and left this world
It seems to me that I'm definitely
Hearing the best that I've heard

So throw me a rope to hold me in place
Show me a clock for counting my days down
Cause everything's easier when you're beside me
Come back and find me
Cause I feel alone


the remaining days )
speccygeekgrrl42: (mask up bitches! : Red Mist)
Day 23 - A character who you can relate to the most

cut for very large picture )


Day 24 - The best page-to-screen film adaptation



The number of scenes that look exactly like frames of the comic blew me right out of my seat.



Day 06 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2

Like I could ever forget meeting [livejournal.com profile] moorishflower and hearing my favorite songs off the new Mountain Goats album in the same hour. This song just captures that excited heart-racy feeling.

Day 07 - A song that you can dance to
Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug

shut up shut up shut up right the fuck now, I shake my ass to ridiculous pop music, okay? NOBODY EVER SEES. If a geek dances awkwardly in the forest and nobody sees it, does it still happen? YOU CAN'T PROVE ANYTHING. Pics or it didn't happen, right? RIGHT.

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