ceebee_eebee: (Ruth)
Here's a lovely update on all the things going on in my life right now, both the exciting and the banal. Wheeee!

The most best exciting bit is that I am leaving for a trip to Cambodia and Laos in less than 2 weeks. I am so thrilled I almost can't stand it. It's one of those places I've always wanted to go and when I was in Vietnam a couple of years ago we tried to do a side trip to Siem Reap but couldn't quite fit it in. So this time it's all Cambodia (hopefully with a side trip to Luang Prubang, Laos if we can work out the flight).

The slight snag in all this is my guts. They have been acting up again something fierce so I had to have ANOTHER colonoscopy yesterday, 2nd in 2 years and really, it's not fun enough to warrant the repeats. The prep is horrendous and the actual main event isn't that delightful either. Way too much plastic tubing and things being stuck in me. And what is it with anesthesiologists? Do they get a special lesson in med school on how to be douchey? It's like they are caricatures of arrogant, golf-playing, country club medicos. My genius guy yesterday thought it was a funny little piece of trivia that the drug he was about to give me was the same one that killed Michael Jackson. Yeah. Barrel of laughs, that one.

Hmmmm...what else? TELLY! I've watched an insane amount of telly the last few weeks. I saw Inside Men which was quite good with amazing performances but with an ending I think was a bit TOO unresolved. What I found kind of charming was how the creators had pretty much hijacked the entire cast of Luther to be in it. Not to mention Nicola Walker and her smile that could light the world. And I gotta tell you, Kierston Wareing is a WAAAAAAAY better actress than I thought she'd be given her...well, given the way she looks. Seriously, though. She was amazing in Inside Men and she was also great in The Shadow Line which was SOOOOO complex and had a cast of thousands and I ended up watching in one go. All seven episodes. I looooooooooooooooooooved it. Well, I loved everything about it but the last 2 scenes. I honestly think if they had swapped those it would have ended on a much more powerful note. But I couldn't recommend it more highly.

I also watched Marchlands which was delightful. A bit creepy, a bit excellent. I actually watched it twice which is a pretty big indicator of my enjoyment levels on that (and I didn't ONLY enjoy it because of Alex Kingston.) Via Marchlands I discovered the absolutely STUNNING Shelley Conn and then a quick tumblr search showed me that she had some hot lesbian scenes with Anna Torv in Mistresses so I watched the first series of that. And considering it had Sarah Parish, Raza Jaffrey, Max Brown, and Shelley Conn and Anna Torv in gorgeous sex scenes, I can't believe how much I wanted to knock myself unconscious by the second ep. What a god awful show. Holy CRAP is it melodramatic and awful. What a waste of talent.

Finally, I watched a couple of episode of Accused and Chris Eccleston was his usual mindblowingly amazing self. I also watched the ep with Peter Capaldi who absolutely broke my heart. I'm forcing myself to watch PramFace because I love Anna Chancellor so much (don't worry, I ffwd to her scenes and avoid the rest) and Upstairs Downstairs has me shipping Blanche/Agnes so hard I can't see straight.

So, there you go. Massive post of a whole lotta nuthin'. <3

ETA. I forgot I also finally watched The Borgias and I can't stop thinking about it now. I want to wear those dresses and do my hair with one of those snoods with the pearls and I want it to come back for a second series ASAP. Good shit. Dirty bad wrong and delicious in its potential incestuousness, general lewdness, and perfectly bad ass female characters.

Afterlife.

Mar. 4th, 2012 02:29 pm
ceebee_eebee: (Alison Mundy)
So I'd wanted to see this show Afterlife. I fell in love with Lesley Sharp thanks to an obsession with Scott and Bailey and I saw some caps from the show on tumblr and it looked promising. Searched around for download links everywhere I could think of to no avail but I ended up lucking out and finding some wonderful human being had uploaded all the eps to youtube. Not the best quality picture but what can you do, I'm certainly more grateful to her than I can possibly say for making it possible for me to watch the series.

But here's the thing. I knew Lesley Sharp was an amazing actress and after watching the first episode I knew the show was going to be brilliant and painful but I didn't realize just how brilliant and painful. And after staying up watching episodes until 5am and then waking up to finish the show out I've now been crying for 2 straight hours. When I tell you this series was one of the most gutting, gorgeous, horrible things I've ever watched, I'm not exaggerating in the slightest. I've always had issues with death - with fictional death, character death. I tend to avoid ever watching episodes of even my most favorite shows when a character I love dies in it but this was just...watching these characters break apart and then find some kind of peace in the end. It was written so quietly and so perfectly and acted so heartwrenchingly it's difficult for me to really explain how beautiful it was. Or how painful. And I mean honestly? I could barely see the last 2 episodes through my sobbing.

I suppose the point I'm trying to make is that if you are an emotional masochist like I am, or you just love incredible acting, give the show a try. It's difficult for me to imagine drama getting much better than what I just watched.
ceebee_eebee: (Chiana)
I haven't done a meme in AGES. Hit me!

Pick a number, I'll answer:

1. Who was your first kiss and what was it like?
2. Are you in a relationship? If so, are you happy?
3. Do you have a crush?
4. Who is your crush?
5. Are you a virgin?
6. What do you think of Valentine’s Day?
7. Who is your Valentine?
8. Have you ever asked anyone out?
9. Who is your celebrity crush?
10. Has anyone ever asked you out and you turned them down?
11. Do you think anyone has a crush on you right now?
12. What is your favorite thing to do on Valentine’s Day?
13. What’s the best Valentine’s Day that you’ve had so far?
14. What’s your idea of a perfect date?
15. How do you know when you’re in love?
16. Have you ever loved someone on a romantic level?
17. Do you prefer more or less clingy relationships?
18. Do you feel like you’re loved on an everyday basis?
19. Are you usually the first person to make a move.
20. Have you ever asked someone out and they turned you down?
21. Do you feel like you’re the dumpee or dumper most of the time?
22. What’s your “type”?
23. What are some of your favorite physical characteristics for your crush to have?
24. Are you a hopeless romantic?
25. Do you think that you’re a good kisser?
26. What’s the farthest that you’ve ever gone?
27. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
28. Have you ever been someone’s secret admirer?
29. Do you have romantic fantasies? If so, what are they like and who is in them?
30. What’s something that always turns you on?
ceebee_eebee: (Lix)
This time I am looking for books about WWI. I'm fascinated by the realities of that war and would LOVE to read some good accounts of what it was actually like for the soldiers. I've got the politics and all that down, I've visited plenty of memorials and historical sites while I was in Europe oh so long ago now, but I don't feel like I have a strong grasp of what it was really like in the trenches. What it was like for the POWs. That kind of thing.

Anyone around here a war history buff? Got any recs for me?
ceebee_eebee: (Sally & Niteowl)
I want this necklace so badly it is distracting me from my life. I want it so badly I don't know what to do with myself.



I want it to a degree that I figured I would post a pic of it here so that it would be in everyone's head and if anyone happened to come across something like it in their travels, either through the interwebs or RL, they would TELL ME so I could snap it up with my greedy little hands.

SO CLOSE.

Jan. 27th, 2012 11:24 am
ceebee_eebee: (Blue Velvet)
Almost made it through January without completely losing my shit which is very, very good. I mean I'm not in the habit of wishing my life away by wanting time to go faster, but when it comes to the shitty, dark, horrible months of winter I think I can make an exception. I'm pretty sure things have been a bit better than usual because the weather has been so mild, but I don't want to jinx it.

ANYWAY. Yay! I've also got an amazing trip to Cambodia and Laos planned for the end of March which is giving me reason to keep going and I'm taking care of some small redecorating things in my condo which is always lovely.

I just really need to find a way to get my RP mojo back. When I'm into RPing I love it, but every few months or so I seem to lose interest and wander away from it and it's hard to jump back in. I need to make a more concerted effort to keep that tendency under control.

So...yeah. There's my random update. You're welcome. ;)
ceebee_eebee: (Darmodys)
Let Em tell you.

I couldn't agree more with every damn word of this. If you haven't tried the show, please do. Seriously. Run, do not walk.
ceebee_eebee: (Gillian at Princeton)
The Boardwalk Empire soundtrack is SO FUCKING GOOD. (Thanks, hot stuff). This show is eating my brain. It's all Em's fault and I know she isn't even vaguely repentant, but UGH. I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT. About Gillian. About Jimmy. About the Darmodys generally and how much I want Nucky to be destroyed and how satisfying what happened to the Commodore was and how much I loathe the show-runners for the finale and GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Eating my brain.

If you haven't watched this series, I can't recommend it more highly. Brilliantly written, brilliantly acted, complex characters, it's the kind of quality we just don't get enough of from US television. Love, love, love, love, love.

WANT!

Jan. 4th, 2012 11:38 pm
ceebee_eebee: (Irene Adler)
You see this magnificent pillow?



This one right here?



I want this pillow so badly I don't know what to do with myself.

WAAAAANT!

ETA. I found it on ebay! I AM THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN ALL THE LAND!
ceebee_eebee: (AU: Inessa Demidova)
I just watch Scandal in Belgravia twice through. I am BESIDE MYSELF WITH LOVE. I have to force myself not to watch it again right NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW.

PS. Yes, Em. I know you called it. But today my brain really is all SHERLOCK SHERLOCK SHERLOCK. Or, more accurately, OH MY GOD IRENE YOU ARE SO FUCKING FABULOUS EEEEEEEE.
ceebee_eebee: (Gillian)
I can't fight the truth and the truth is I am enjoying the hell out of Boardwalk Empire. It's a good show! I'm shocked as shit about it because (a) I hate anything about gangsters; (b) I tend to find HBO series monumentally over-rated and generally crappy; and (c) I don't really do period dramas as a rule.

So you can see why I'm shocked by how much I'm enjoying it, right?

Really, it's all about Gillian. She is criminally underused so far in S1. And I love Eli. And I love that psycho freakazoid federal agent guy. And yeah. I want to go home and watch more eps is what I'm saying.

Ugh.

Dec. 28th, 2011 12:13 pm
ceebee_eebee: (Stephen Fry)
I have officially hit that time of the year when I can't DO ANYTHING. I am hungry but I can't gather the energy to go get food. I have tags to write but I can't be arsed to RP. I have work to do but reading is just TOO EXHAUSTING.

Fucking winter, man. I need to just crawl under the covers and sleep until the end of March. Why is that not an acceptable way of dealing with this season?

Huh.

Dec. 27th, 2011 11:41 am
ceebee_eebee: (Ros Myers)
I'm all excited to have this shiny new DW account with so many beautiful new icons but I've completely forgotten what I'm supposed to do with it. What the hell do people talk about around here? I'm so used to just posting pretty pictures on tumblr and generally lusting after Hermione Norris.

CRAP! I HAVE BECOME THE MOST BORING PERSON ALIVE!

Ummmm....
ceebee_eebee: (Malcolm facepalm)
...SUCK MY WILL TO LIVE!

I'm about half-way through the trip to NYC and I swear to god this is about the time (every fucking time) when I start wishing someone would just shoot me or knock me unconscious or something. This trip is hell on earth made worse by the fact that I'm suffering through it just so I can spend the next few days lying around my parent's house in my pajamas. I would much rather lie around in my own house. The real problem is that instead of going away for xmas like we usually do, we went away for Thanksgiving and it's screwed everything up. My seasonal depression is so killer at this time of the year that going somewhere warm is really the only cure. Instead, this year, I am just downing anti-anxiety meds like fucking tic-tacs.

But not to make a post of nothing but me going bah humbug, the bus DOES have wifi which means I can share all my woes with you on DW. Happy day!

On a less glum note, I hope all of you are having a WAY better time than I am right now and that if you celebrate Christmas, Santa brings you everything on your list. Happy Holidays, you gorgeous humans.
ceebee_eebee: (black canary)
Ok. So I cancelled my paid subscription to LJ and bought one here at DW and now I have like 50 more icon spaces I have no idea what to do with and the import function was SO EASY and wow. What fun! Oh, icons. How I adore collecting you.
ceebee_eebee: (Jenny)
With the new and ever shittier changes to LJ, I am going to finally try using this DW account I made ages ago. Let's see if it works.

I'm [personal profile] ceebee_eebee

If you are also on DW can you give me a link to your page so I can add you to my reading list?
ceebee_eebee: (TV)
Ok. I've run out of shows to watch again! I'm hoping you all might have some suggestions. Here are the series I've watched recently (or rewatch ad nauseum) and maybe some of you have seen something excellent I've missed?

Doctor Who
Spooks
Wire in the Blood
Luther
Kingdom
The Hour
The Fixer
Waking the Dead
Scott & Bailey
The Fades
Thick of It
Sherlock
Jekyll
Whitehall
Ultraviolet

I tried but didn't like: Touching Evil, Being Human, Fortysomething, and Survivors. And I hated Outcasts. What a fucking WASTE of talent.

Have I skipped something awesome? HELP! HELP!
ceebee_eebee: (USS Enterprise)
I am leaving for Punta Cana on Monday and I need beach book recommendations! I know a lot of you guys are big readers, so I'm hoping you can help me out. What I am in the mood for is CRAP. But a very specific kind of crap. I am desperate for some new virus/plague type books. Let me explain.

For beach reading I have always been HUGE into Michael Crichton but I've gone through all his stuff. I love Richard Preston's books, read those too. I love time travel back to the black death stuff like the Doomsday Book, Timeline, and the Plague Tales.

PLEASE tell me there are more books in this 'genre' that I haven't read yet. Anything fast-paced, gripping, and involving some kind of virus or plague outbreak would be SUPERB!!!

Thank you, flist!
ceebee_eebee: (River Song)
I love her the most of anyone EVER.

And I pretty much just want to look at this gif from now until the September.

cut because SPOILERS! )

Fanfic?

May. 12th, 2011 03:05 pm
ceebee_eebee: (River on the TARDIS)
Ok. Considering how long I've been away from LJ, it comes as no surprise that my flist has shrunk quite a bit. Also, having been out of the loop all this time, I've come to realize that I have NO idea who's writing Doctor Who fic anymore.

So, help me out? Who are the best River Song fic writers around? I've tried Teaspoon and haven't come up with much. I'm looking for new journals to follow, new fic to try, so if you have any recs PLEASE don't be shy. Hit me!

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