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You know it's bad when someone who started this thing after you has passed you in posting progress...

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Days 7-30 )

I don't see why coming up with something for this should be difficult, so I'll get it out of the way by posting something that made me cry today... which I guess in a way tickles one's fancy?

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I need to say this. Lamest. "Snowstorm." EVER. We got MAYBE half an inch of snow. WTF, Boston???

I have been incredibly delinquent with the 30 Days Meme, and so I give you some make-up blathering:

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie

I'm going to have to go with "The Lion King" as my favorite movie. No other movie can get me as worked up as that one, and I mean happy and laughing and singing along all the way to sobbing like a little baby. It has an amazing message, and a beautiful plot and character arc. I will say that this is pretty different from basically all my other favorite movies in that the romance in this is not really an important part of the plot, but even for as big a sap as I am, I am more than okay with the limited role of romance in this. It is more about Simba's journey, his grief process and acceptance of his tragedy as a youth, and his personal growth as he understood his responsibility to the pride and that he was worthy of that responsibility. I just love it to pieces, and I will never stop loving it. Have I mentioned recently how glad I am I am finally getting to see the musical? ;)

Day 03 → Your favourite television program

How can you make me choooose??? There are many favorites of the past, but for various reasons they have slipped in the ranks and may never be recovered. I don't know if I can honestly say HIMYM is my favorite program anymore. It's just really been bothering me lately, especially in the way that [ profile] girlthethird mentioned - how the female characters are just so one-dimensional and offensively written. ANYWAY. This is not the place for complaining.

So I will have to say my favorite television show would have to be Doctor Who. I always look forward to the next episode, I always have a lot to say and think about it when the episode is over, and even when there are bits where I want to throw something at the TV, I can understand why that's in there. There are moments when I think, "Oh, that's so perfect." I love the character development, and I love the rich history this show has. I've seen at least one episode featuring every Doctor but two, and I love them all, even the really cheesy episodes. It's good fun, and I'll always have good fun with it. It helps that I have no involvement with their very (at least seemingly so) fandom whatsoever. So yay for Doctor Who! Runner up would probably be "The West Wing." Oh, how I miss that show.

Day 04 → Your favourite book
Though I've only read it once (it's on loan to a friend right now), I'm going to say The Silent Gondoliers by William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride. It has the same sweeping narrative that Goldman lends to S Morgenstern's work, and it has just such a beautiful story and heart-wrenching climax. It is wonderfully written, and if I had to read one story over and over again, it would be this one. If I could read one book over and over again, it would definitely be a collection of fairy tales. Because that's how I roll.

One last one for the road. I'm sick with a cold, so bear with me:
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Here, have a few. I love them all!

"Don't pay too much attention to the sounds - if you do you may miss the music. You won't get a wild, heroic ride to heaven on pretty little sounds." - George Ives to his son Charles Ives

"Does it ever bother you that pathology is on the same floor as the cafeteria?" - Doogie Howser

"I've been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn't listen. Every time you said 'Farm Boy do this' you thought I was answering 'As you wish' but that's only because you were hearing wrong. 'I love you' was what it was, but you never heard." - The Princess Bride

"There is deep mourning up Cleve Young's way this week. A few days ago Cleve could not find his pet raccoon 'Play Boy.' He thought 'Play Boy' was out somewhere playing, however, his guess was wrong; 'Play Boy' was surely in hot water, and of all things, in hot water with no fur on. In fact 'Play Boy' was in hot water on James Brook's stove. His hide was on a barrel stave. James says he ran over him with his car and not wanting to see a good 'coon go to waste - well you know the rest." - The Calvert Independent, October 31, 1940

"When you're a kid, they tell you it's all 'grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it.' But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better." - Elton, Doctor Who episode 2.10, "Love and Monsters"

Days 6-30 )

Time to sleep!!! :D
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Alright, since it's not like I have any homework due tomorrow or anything, I may as well continue the procrastination with this lovely 30 Days meme that's been going around, but stolen more specifically from [ profile] vimtastic. Joy!

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Days 2-30 )

It is really difficult to pick a favorite song, but for the past many months it's been "Endless Night" from The Lion King Original Broadway Cast soundtrack. I discovered the musical last summer, and I fell in love with this song. I had already loved the score maybe more than the movie's lyrical songs already, so when this part of the score was made into a song, I was absolutely floored. Jason Raize had such a beautifully powerful voice, and the emotion in it is so compelling. It's so tragic that he wasn't around much longer - I feel like he had so much more to give to the world. "Shadowland" is also a very good piece of score turned song in the musical, but "Endless Night" I have listened to on repeat because I love listening to it, as well as in a therapeutic manner to calm down when I've been nervous or anxious. So that's my speech on this song. Just absolutely beautiful. Have a listen (plus bonus "He Lives In You")!

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Bottom line: I am SO excited to see "The Lion King" next month. SO. EXCITED.

Also, a random thought: Today I had such a bad case of "slippy sock" from that Ted/Victoria fic by [ profile] dipenates Anyway, it made me think of that fic. Good times. :)
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Dear F-list,

We show each other love all the time, and I think it would be just wonderful to pull that all together into one big love fest - a little part of this is a reposted comment from [ profile] idioticonion's LJ which inspired this amazingness. We can combat negativity with love, and I'm happy to be the first one to do this.

-Give some love to everyone on your f-list. I challenge you all to be I-love-you-sluts, and to be champions at it.
-We are all here for some aspect of fandom, but I know I stayed because of the people, not the information/fic/art/vids. Let's keep that in mind.
-Because of that, try to limit your comments on the person's individual talent: Make <1% of this about the fic/art/vids/etc (even though there are MASSIVE amounts of talent in the people I'm going to talk about), and instead remark on who they are as a person, how they make you feel, what you associate them with, how amazing they people are, how much love they bring to the community, and how much love we have for the community because of that. "Inside jokes" are okay as long as they convey that love, but try to keep your comments accessible to everyone.
-Make sure this is a post your whole f-list can read. Do not hide it under a cut! Make sure that love is there for all to see!
-Spread the love!!

[ profile] brolove, Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing one, and I look forward to getting to know you better.
[ profile] da_phoenix13, you are my fellow RA of awesometown and my name twin. That pretty much says it all, but I also just want to say how much I appreciate being able to share that as well as our many other common interests. I hope we can watch HIMYM "together" again some time!
[ profile] darlingchaos, you are made of love - I have been so incredibly lucky to have gotten to know you and to talk with you about nonsense or things that are real. You never fail to bring a smile to my face, and I am always happy when you talk to me!
[ profile] faith5by5_1013, we have a lot in common, and we L/P shippers gotta stick together ;) From the little time we've known each other, I can tell that you are a very caring and conscientious person.
[ profile] girlthethird, I knew I had to be friends with you after I saw that cracky RP thing you did with roland, but I didn't realize then how much we'd be able to share. Thanks for being my fellow feminist, and I have faith that we can make the world a more equal place. That's a pretty awesome thing to be a part of.
[ profile] helenkiaya, in your words, "we are young and fabulous." I think this definitely applies here. I love that you are one of the few people on my f-list that is into L&C, I adore your J/P gifs at the end of each entry, and I think Neville is really cute!
[ profile] hellolamppost17, I love how much we have in common, and I love you for introducing me to A Very Potter Musical. You can always make me laugh, and I think we need to create the ToaK fandom, because I think we can make it happen. You, me, and mezz, baby. The rest will follow :)
[ profile] idioticonion, you were my first friend in this fandom, and you encouraged me when I wrote my first fic in a very long time. I will always love and appreciate you for that. You care very deeply about the fandom, and more importantly the people in it.
[ profile] jamie55, you are my super!Canadian friend! You were my first ever beta, you always have really great insights, and I'm glad that we're friends.
[ profile] lilybean621, we've only become friends just recently, but I think that what you have to say is always really well thought out and heartfelt. I'm really grateful for our conversations, and it is nice to talk about something we're passionate about and even disagree sometimes and for us to still respect and appreciate each other, so thank you for that!
[ profile] michygeary, your dedication to Castle and its fandom is inspiring. I'm impressed by the time and effort you put into the community, and I hope you get back as much love as you put in.
[ profile] missymeggins, we have a bunch in common, and we've only just become friends, so welcome to my love fest. I hope we get to talk more and get to learn more about each other.
[ profile] morgieporgie, my TWW ship twin! You are also from my area, and that is always something that fascinates me. I know we haven't been friends for very long, but I hope to connect with you more often as time goes by.
[ profile] otempora42, In the brief time we've been friends, I have known you to be such a lovely individual who isn't afraid to take risks. I was bowled over by how welcoming you were to me and how willing you were to brave that crazy terrain that is ghetto speak :)
[ profile] ravenna_t, we both love Leslie Howard. I look forward to finding out what else we have in common!
[ profile] roland44, babe, you rule so hard. You were so incredibly supportive of me when I first started posting drabbles, I love that you brought back the Ted love in fandom, and I think you're amazing for all the love you give.
[ profile] secondmezzanine, you pulled me out of my shell with the RP, I've had so many amazing conversations with you and found so many things in common with you, and you a wonderful support to have while I work on curbing my spoiler addiction. I've been spoiler-free for a couple of weeks, so thanks for that! There are so many other wonderful things I could say about you, but honestly I'd be talking into the next decade, so... know that I love you a whole darn lot.
[ profile] snogged, you are seriously such a sweetheart, and I've been lucky to get to know you over the past couple of months. You have been a joy to RP with, and it's nice to know about your experiences with grad school in a similar field to mine. I think you'll be amazing, and your clients will be lucky to have you.
[ profile] the_spin, you are so cool. I love hearing about your goings-on, and I'm happy that we've bonded over our shared home state.
[ profile] vimtastic, you created Lovejournal. You are so sweet! I love your typos, I love talking to you, and I love YOU.

All of you: I am so incredibly glad to have you in my life, and I just want you to know that you are loved. I have love for a lot of other people in the fandom, but you are the ones on my f-list. I want that to grow and my love to grow with it. I hope you'll spread this around, as I know I'm very lucky to have such a loving and welcoming community here.


Lovejournal. It is a thing.
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Ask me a fandom, and I will tell you:

+ Runner-up
+ Honorable mention(s)
+ Crack pairing(s)
+ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't

My Fandoms (let's see if I don't leave anything out): HIMYM, Superman/Smallville/Lois&Clark: TNAOS (too many shows/movies for the same thing!), Justice League, The Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, The West Wing, Glee, Castle, Dollhouse, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Dr. Horrible, Jane Austen lit/film adaptations (pick a book, any book), and Two of a Kind

Thing I just realized: I can see Fenway from my cubicle! Whee!
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1. Reply to this post with 'Icons!', and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will - allegedly - create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

WOO Icons!!! )
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So I've got some ideas, but I haven't had the motivation to sit down and flesh them out. I really should maybe contribute to the latest himtbbt challenge, but... I need some brand new inspiration! So, much like [ profile] roland44 , I ask for your lovely assistance with this! :)
The "You Should Write..." Meme!
my thread here


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