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Hello, Echo.

Hello and welcome to my corner of the 'net.  I'm not exactly new to LJ--either as substitute for a therapist or an idle past time to store .jpg coding for some ridiculous quiz that's about as insightful as I am after three hours of sleep after last call on ladies night and spending fifteen minutes blindly fumbling for my glasses (or aspirin) only to realize I'm wearing contacts.

That said, I'm working (read: I have intentions [further read: very good intentions, but lacking follow through]) on a blog-type thing for one reason or another--travel and my own musings, mostly.  But that's a seed not likely to come to fruition. 

This is mostly a placeholder--I have poor attempts at fiction in which I borrow characters that I could not contrive in the recesses of my own mind that I may decide to share on some drunken whim.  But also to stalk watch authors that I am obsessed with enjoy reading works from; and being a semi-writer myself (poet and editorials, of all things) I know how much feedback and constructive criticisms are appreciated and fed off of.  I'm still surprised--whenever I haven't been extraordinarily lazy and have reviewed some works that I have read, the authors have taken time to respond to my own review and sometimes ask for input (my reviews are usually two parts adorations, one part concrit in the form of grammatical errors and plot holes, questions, and potential ideas if it's a work in progress; mostly adoration if it's completed).  And I'm usually horrible when it comes to actually taking the time to leave a review.

I usually can't bring myself to leave the dime-a-dozen 'omg! I want ur babyz!  moar!  plz.'  Mostly because as I wrote that I kept hitting the backspace to correct the spelling and was grinding my teeth; but praise is praise, and while most authors preen with pride at those kinds (and will--I have), they especially like the ones that are more.  Substance.  Helpful.  Critical.

At least, I am.  So this is my committment as a reader to the writers that I read from--I will endeavor to try and review often and well.  But the thing with intenions reminds of the phrase of best laid plans and all that rot, so I make no promises.

So hopefully that covers the why

Now the who.

I am a young woman that likes to laugh--at myself especially because there is just so much material--and occasionally fancies herself a poet.  Typically prose. 

I am a fan, but not a fanatic.  I make the differentiation because I think of a fandom as a tea party (I also have a thing for Lewis Caroll's Through the Looking Glass and the Cheshire Cat and the Jabberwocky), and am usually late to the party.

For example, it's 2011 and I've watched all the episodes of Eureka to date in January.  It's actually quite lovely, I don't have to deal with most nasty cliff-hangers. 

(And I so wanted to be one of the only people to have never read Harry Potter, but working in a library made the whole 'I have no time/access' excuse ridiculous.  The plus side?  I wasn't any of those people waiting in line, in costume, for a book that was a mandate of hatred against trees.  Read those things without fanfare and can definitively say Harry Potter is a little bitch orphan and Oliver still rocks.  I digress...)

I enjoy reading fanfiction, usually because I feel, as do most authors, that the screen writers for a show could have done so much more with a character or situation or hell, the entire show--perhaps, it's a bit campy, when it could be more dramatic? 

And I am typically a slut for canon.  Now, now...  I whore around with slash as well, but it needs to be good.  Well-written, or at the very least grammatically correct and doesn't pull out all of the stops with the lovey-dovey romcom euphamisms.  I read most of it--though, like many fangirls, I have a preference for the leading males whose sole purpose is to be each other's foil and the foundations of their relationship are laid out in antagonizing one another to hook up despite common sense or likelihood given a real world application.  Admittedly, there are some relationship pairings that squick me out--but that's mostly due to being imprinted with a fandom at an early age so the canon brick that I was beat upside the head with was ingrained before I had a grasp on same-sex love/hate/guh or 'hey, those two/three would be hot.'

Anyway--I am a fan of many things,but I think I will devote this handle to the fiction of fan that I am currently obsessed with.  And my own dabblings.  I can tell you now that I'm a fan of Stargate; even Universe is not without its charm--though I haven't seen the episode (read the synopsis: the benevolent aliens that we were hoping to save us have and will save your dead baby?  Really?).  SGU rehashed several plot devices used by its predecessors and managed it better--the water gimmick comes to mind.  But where the originals were a bit too campy, this new one is trying too hard to be different and more dramatic and as loveable as David Blue is, you can't have the entire comedic charm relegated to the Kinos and Math Boy.

(Did I mention I go off on tangents all  the time and sometimes miss my point entirely?)

And I love other things, though not with the same devotion that I reserve for Richard Dean Anderson.  Off the top of my head is: Leverage, Psych, Eureka, Monk, The Mentalist, Castle, (I like the quirky cop procedurals with the quirkier 'consultant'), Bones (an exercise in how canon is starting to piss me off--so what?  Booth needs to be lonely and pine for Brennan, but she can do whatever the hell she wants, but if Booth moves on and finds a reciprocated, loving relationship he has to still be in love with Brennan and is a bad guy for not waiting around for her to forego the empirical evidence that the heart wants what the heart wants?), The Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, NCIS, Supernatural, and that tangent about Bones kind of distracted me from reproducing the long list of crap I like to watch and read about.

Ah, I'm a Disney fanatic

I love Disney and would probably sell my first-born for a year's pass to the happiest places on earth.

And I have a thing for socks--colorful, characters, toe, whatever.  I tend to match them to what I wear.

I love music!  But it's been awhile since I've heard a lot of recent stuff--I've been listening to musicals mostly for the last year or so.  Musicals rock.  It's songs with plot.  And actual singing.  Novel, in'nit?

Hm...  That's really all I have for now, since I should do some reading for my classes tomorrow...


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Feb. 20th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
I am a young woman that likes to laugh--at myself especially because there is just so much material
xD I think I might like you * not in weird stalker-ish way. No, really!*

So I was wondering if, maybe, *awkwardly shuffles feet* you'd wanna be friends?

Feb. 21st, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
For the record, I'd be totally cool with the 'weird stalker-ish way,' too. It'd make my life more interesting. :-D

But other non-stalker-ish ways would probably be more healthy for both possible stalker and potential stalkee, so yes!

FRIEEEEEEND! ::Poor zombie imitation::

I did the add-thing, hopefully it goes through and hopefully you can tolerate my total fangirling and inconsistent use of LJ.

I hug you! ::HUG::
Feb. 21st, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
Re: Aww...
But other non-stalker-ish ways would probably be more healthy for both possible stalker and potential stalkee
xD hahahahaha!
I'm going to love reading your journal =D
I hug you too ::HUG:: :D
PS. Do you read/watch rurouni kenshin?
-fellow fangirl
Feb. 21st, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Aww...
I hope I can live up to your expectations. ^.^

I'm not nearly as entertaining when I'm sober, but let it be said that I try really, really hard. Mostly fail, but people still laugh, though, it's usually AT me, but whateves.

Kenshin? Yes! And...no...

I did start watching it a few years ago (I believe I might have even read the manga, if there isn't one then I'm just lying), but life got in the way before I could carefully cultivate that interest into a full-blown obsession. That and my hook-ups (anime obsessed friend and a former roommate) moved away--well, I did, but that's besides the point.

Any place that I can pirate temporarily acquire such material? Like BleachPortal does for Bleach or something similar?
Feb. 24th, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
Re: Aww...
Sorry for the late reply, couldn't come online yesterday.

And yes there was manga. Loads of it. Which reminds me I have to finish that. :|

You can acquire both anime and manga illegally through torrents :D

BTW, any anime/manga you'd suggest?
Mar. 23rd, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, I redefine late in terms of my own sense of time that my SO seems to understand, but I don't...

Anyway, sorry for my lack of response.

I haven't been active with anime/manga recently. But the last one that I got into and if I'm in the mood for bright colors and violence is Bleach. > http://www.bleachportal.net/ <

You can actually watch it if you have an account. ^.^

It's fairly stellar, then again I've only gotten through the first twenty episodes, and I can't justify reading manga when I can be reading my texts required to pass my courses. <.<

Manga-wise, my last roommate had Angel Sanctuary manga, which was pretty. It's been a few years though, and one shouldn't be easily squicked by incestuous undertones... 'Under' being loosely use.

I've always been a fan of Yoroiden Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors, but then again, I'm not quite a child of the eighties hence my fond memories of the show (though, it is technically early nineties). Though it really has not aged well...

And I've always been a fan of Sailor Moon, despite the protagonist.

I like your book icon. Yay for bibliophiles!
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