mtv lifer writing a Joss Whedon biography to come out in 2014.
i watch a lot of television. a lot.
and i talk about fandom and television in general a lot.
when not slacking off, i'm rambling at PopGurls.com
(not as much lately)

Recommendation: Murder In Suburbia

serotonical:

Why you should watch:

  • 2 Female police detectives with a professional relationship and neither of them is Angie Harmon.
  • One of them actually dates a different guy each episode and no one has a cow about it.
  • One male character. He’s supporting cast/designated love interest. Not an asshole.
  • No guest appearances by Bill O’Reilly. Since Angie Harmon does not star in this show.
  • Fall TV is still 2 weeks away and you’re bored and face it, you’ve seen Downton, Sherlock and A:TLA 14 times since Korra ended and you need new fare.

DISCLAIMER: Viewing this program may cause you to believe that women can be competent in a work environment outside of Manhattan fashion magazines, and get on without being ordered around by an obnoxious male character who is SO BOLD because he doesn’t believe in political correctness.

emphasis mine. trufax, all of it.

I changed the title, though — it’s not streaming on Netflix anymore, but the DVDs are available through them. It *is* streaming on Acorn.

Why I Love Murder in Suburbia
Scribbs: If that man turns out to be gay, I'm going to shoot myself.
Ash: Do you know what I hate most about being single, Scribbs?
Scribbs: Catching murderers and having no one to share it with?
Ash: No, it's the whole industry that goes with it...the books, the jargon, the how-to-do-it articles...the TV adverts, the clubs, the people who want to help.
Scribbs: The Love Maps?
Ash: Especially the Love Maps.
Scribbs: Anyway, what's the big deal? Being single's actually quite fun.
Ash: Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
Scribbs: Sure, New Year's Eve is bad.
Ash: And Christmas.
Scribbs: Birthdays too.
Ash: Of course, birthdays. And weekends.
Scribbs: Goes without saying.
Ash: Mondays and Fridays can be a bit of a bastard...you know, the whole beginning and end of the week thing.
Scribbs: Fridays are hell.
Ash: And Wednesdays. Sometimes Wednesdays...middle of the week, no place to rest your head.
Scribbs: You know, for the same reason I find Thursdays a bit of a strain.
Ash: Thursdays have always been a low point.
Scribbs: Tuesdays are fine, though.
Ash: Tuesdays are completely brilliant.
Scribbs: Being single on a Tuesdays is an absolute breeze.
Ash: Exactly. So, what's the problem? Being single on Tuesdays is fine.
Scribbs: Well, that's sorted then.
Ash: Completely.
ballroompink:

Stay Rad. {listen}
i. Bein’ Green - Andrew Bird / ii. Medicine - Daughter / iii. Okay - KaiserCartel / iv. Dancing in the Dark (Live) - Amy MacDonald / v. love and do what you will - CEO / vi. Help Yourself - Sad Brad Smith / vii. Human of the Year - Regina Spektor / viii. Flaws - Bastille / ix. Angst in My Pants - Sparks / x. So Sleepy - Fiona Apple, Jon Brion & The Punch Brothers / xi. Recover - CHVRCHES / xii. The New You - Jenny Lewis / xiii. Rouse Yourself - JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / xiv - Slippin’ - Quadron / xv. Sweet As Whole - Sara Bareilles / xvi. I Know What I Know - Paul Simon / xvii. Daredevil - Fiona Apple / xviii. Don’t Stop Believin’ - Petra Haden / xix. Dancing on My Own - Robyn / xx. Comeback Kid - Sleigh Bells / xxi. Go do - Jónsi / xxii. Make It Big - The Beach Boys / xxiii. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and the Pearlie Chorus / xxiv. Beautiful - Jessie Mueller & Beautiful Ensemble / xxv. Don’t Fence Me In - David Byrne
A “buck up little camper, your heart is broken but it’ll get better… eventually” mix for amypop.


This is so wonderful! I’m a few songs in and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. THANK YOU xoxo
(And you’re teaching an old lady new tricks as i don’t quite get this newfangled “not downloaded to my mp3 player/phone” business. Plus i haven’t heard of most of these musicians — note aforementioned old ladyness.) 

ballroompink:

Stay Rad. {listen}

i. Bein’ Green - Andrew Bird / ii. Medicine - Daughter iii. Okay - KaiserCartel / iv. Dancing in the Dark (Live) - Amy MacDonald / v. love and do what you will - CEO / vi. Help Yourself - Sad Brad Smith / vii. Human of the Year - Regina Spektor / viii. Flaws - Bastille / ix. Angst in My Pants - Sparks x. So Sleepy - Fiona Apple, Jon Brion & The Punch Brothers / xi. Recover - CHVRCHES / xii. The New You - Jenny Lewis / xiii. Rouse Yourself - JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / xiv - Slippin’ - Quadron / xv. Sweet As Whole - Sara Bareilles / xvi. I Know What I Know - Paul Simon / xvii. Daredevil - Fiona Apple / xviii. Don’t Stop Believin’ - Petra Haden / xix. Dancing on My Own - Robyn / xx. Comeback Kid - Sleigh Bells / xxi. Go do - Jónsi / xxii. Make It Big - The Beach Boys / xxiii. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and the Pearlie Chorus / xxiv. Beautiful - Jessie Mueller & Beautiful Ensemble / xxv. Don’t Fence Me In - David Byrne

A “buck up little camper, your heart is broken but it’ll get better… eventually” mix for amypop.

This is so wonderful! I’m a few songs in and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. THANK YOU xoxo

(And you’re teaching an old lady new tricks as i don’t quite get this newfangled “not downloaded to my mp3 player/phone” business. Plus i haven’t heard of most of these musicians — note aforementioned old ladyness.) 

this-too-too-sullied-flesh:

omg, our novel came out today. wanna help a girl out by spending three bucks on a book?

it’s based on something that actually happened, a real life love story gone terribly, horribly wrong. you can ask me stuff about it, i just can’t reveal certain details because the IRL catherine is still alive and doesn’t wanna be outed. just a warning—we don’t shy from the dark things that happened between these two teenagers in love; we actually downplayed a lot of it because it seemed way too fantastical for fiction. IRL thomas had several psychological diagnoses and got increasingly erratic as time wore on; cath endured it for years, so be warned that it gets pretty dark. there’s a lot of drug use and rude language, too.

we feel it’s important to tell stories like this, though. if our writer’s page manages to get off the ground, we’ll be posting some of the real documents we used (there are boxes) to help write the story, like the letters thomas wrote while involuntarily staying in various mental institutions, and maybe some of the newspaper clippings or even his death certificate. we’ll see what can be dug up!

anyway, thanks for helping spread word about this! if you’re poor like me, shoot me a message. i’ll email it to you. you can maybe buy it later when you’ve got three bucks to spare. i’m dead serious.

oh, and here’s a link for those of you in the UK & thereabouts. 

Oh yay! I’m so excited! off to buy!

(maybe this is the issue. i haven’t been wearing eyeliner at all. and i used to rock some lovely wings.)

me: i want a fic of my otp
me: no not that

rachellastname:

stillscape:

amypop:

rachellastname:

As a follow up to this post, I present you the stupidest thing I’ve ever written on the Q train (not the dumbest thing I’ve ever written… I’m sure I’ve done worse):

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I need a recording and a video with dance moves. unless it’s a ballad, which i can see, but i’m hoping for an *nsync-ish track circa No Strings Attached.

I secretly always wanted to be in a girl group, despite my total lack of singing and dancing ability. I’ll just be the Sporty Spice equivalent and jump up and down a lot, how’s that? 

In my head, this was a ballad, but I can imagine it to be a hard 80s power ballad à la “Alone” by Heart. Or you can just sing it to the tune of “Tearin’ Up My Heart.”

In general, I’m not a fan of ballads, but this TOTALLY works as a ballad. A very dramatic, power ballad. With falling to one’s knees and dramatically clenching fists. 

stillscape:

amypop:

rachellastname:

As a follow up to this post, I present you the stupidest thing I’ve ever written on the Q train (not the dumbest thing I’ve ever written… I’m sure I’ve done worse):

Read More

I need a recording and a video with dance moves. unless it’s a ballad, which i can see, but i’m hoping for an *nsync-ish track circa No Strings Attached.

I secretly always wanted to be in a girl group, despite my total lack of singing and dancing ability. I’ll just be the Sporty Spice equivalent and jump up and down a lot, how’s that? 

I will burn you a copy of Darrin’s Dance Grooves and we’ll come up with a brilliant burrito-themed routine. (Or we could just start here.)

I can already picture a scooping spoon move for “the guac is extra” that  transforms a move wherein our hands form a heart and bounce over our “real” heart for “but my love is free.” 

rachellastname:

As a follow up to this post, I present you the stupidest thing I’ve ever written on the Q train (not the dumbest thing I’ve ever written… I’m sure I’ve done worse):

Read More

I need a recording and a video with dance moves. unless it’s a ballad, which i can see, but i’m hoping for an *nsync-ish track circa No Strings Attached.