A week ago I begged sister to buy me Sherlock on DVD.
It took one picture too many of a snappily-dressed Sherlock for me to break and declare ENOUGH I MUST WATCH THIS SHOW ALREADY. It took approximately one minute of Dr John Watson being a failtastic blogger for me to decide that this was going to be a quality show. And a mere 12 minutes to determine that I was watching the BEST SHOW OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.
By admitting that she “LOVE[s] sherlock”, my poor Wendy unknowingly doomed herself to gushing texts at 4am on how beautiful Sherlock’s bony wrists are. Honestly, I have no clue how she puts up with me, especially since for the first few days of escitalopram I was so manic that it made this obsession an extreme one (worse than my Assassin’s Creed addiction). My little brain was whirring and buzzing and felt so uncomfortable being trapped in my skull. The side effects have eased now, but in this vulnerable time I nonetheless developed pre-Reichenbach disorder, just like rest of Tumblr (OR THE ONLY PART OF TUMBLR THAT MATTERS). It shouldn’t be possible after less than a week of exposure to the fandom, but that’s the sort of wretched show we’re dealing with here.
The new episode came out yesterday and I have banned myself from Tumblr until I see it. In the original story Sherlock takes a dive off the Reichenbach falls with his mortal enemy and uh, SHERLOCK DIES. HOW CAN THEY DO THIS TO ME. I’m not so emotionally invested that I’ll sob for the whole thing ala Return of the King when I was fifteen, but then again, all I know is, if John cries, I’ll be crying along with him. ;__; Even worse are Sherlock‘s creators. Moffat and Gattis? They’ve been enjoying messing with us. They’re going to be responsible for my death, just by building up my stress to unbearable levels.
You see? NO ONE WILL SURVIVE. NO ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE. I’m probably the last Sherlock fan alive, in fact. It’s already aired in the UK, after all.
What’s more pathetic: every few pages on the “sherlock” tags are posts of people who have just discovered Sherlock. Scattered amongst the hysteria of the more seasoned fans. Oh happy fools with no idea what they’ve stumbled onto! Dear reader, listen to me. Listen now. For the love of God, don’t watch this show. Don’t. Even if you have a Sherlockian friend threatening to “make you into shoes” if you refuse. Even if they try tempt you with just the first 12 minutes – it’s all a trap. Especially if you’re new to escitalopram.
Recently someone told me that in by taking up DotA I’d totally be impressing boys with my skillz. One day, anyway. Obviously impressing boys is ALL THAT I LIVE FOR, but alas! I have seen the fanart of Priestess of the Moon these boys ogle – DotA-playing nerds just aren’t as adorable as I first thought. D:
Mostly, it’d be a waste of time anyway – James May probably doesn’t even own a computer. When we consider this, there’s just no reason to play DotA at all.
He has excellent style
We are not debating this issue. And have you ever seen a DotA nerd wearing beige slacks? Exactly.
Quotes like this:
“I think fast track driving is a little like playing the bagpipes, you know, a gentleman can – but doesn’t.”
Who else talks like that? DotA reduces communication to acronyms and abbreviations, conflicting with my need for proper spelling. Given their favourite past-time, I don’t have much hope that DotA nerds are capable of similarly beautiful poetic words. Let alone words spoken with DAT ACCENT.
THE ULTIMATE MAN
Fighting off polar bears while your friend is on the toilet is the epitome of manliness. Here we have James May carries a gun for killing ferocious endangered animals, whereas DotA nerds have to rely on the heroes they play to do it all for them. Pfft!
His last name
In by marrying James May, I would become Mrs Rebecca May. HOW GORGEOUS IS THAT. It’s also easy to pronounce/spell, and thus he passes the final test!* DotA nerds, on the other hand, have only usernames. It’s just not going to work.
As it stands, the idea that I might learn a game as complicated as DotA just to be idolised by ~boys~ makes me die inside. Particularly when even after all that effort, it’s not like you’re going to get someone as gorgeous and classy as Mr May.
* When my own full name is asked for I inwardly cringe and mumble the last part. I even have my signature end in a squiggly line, because I’d misspell it otherwise.
(P.S Oh belved DotA nerds, as much as ilu and your geekiness, few could measure up to James. Or at least, without a floral shirt.)
I watched s03e18 of Chuck. The season finale’s next week, coinciding nicely with the end of this semester. The Buy More will explode. Big Mike will make sweet sweet love to his beloved Subway. And someone will die – most scandalous!
a). Chuck’s dad
Best case scenario: We get all worked up for nothing, and the plot line is furthered with worry over the fate of Chuck’s brain (DUN DUN DUNNNN). Cue everyone’s disappointment that no one important died in a most twisted anti-climax.
The promo trailer has Casey exclaiming, “ALEX YOU’RE MY DAUGHTER” – a wee detail I’m sure eeeveryone’s forgotten, but now sounds very foreboding. I don’t know why they’d bring her up unless it’s an attempt to increase the agony that is KILLING MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER HOW COULD YOUUU.
Oh dear she’s being manipulated by evil people, etc, etc. It’s about as predictable as Chuck’s dad, but it’d carry more delicious angst. What a bonus!
d). Captain Awesome / Morgan
…The funny people can’t die, it’d ruin the show beyond all redemption. Besides, it’ll be someone super serious who broods as a hobby, ala The OC’s Marissa.
SARAH SHOULD DIE. (yeah i said it.)
A “major death” is so eerily similar to The OC season 3′s finale, and this is significant because Chuck and The OC share the same creator/producer-type folk. Any argument that Sarah can’t die as she’s too pivotal to the show fails because Marissa was too. It was as much Marissa and Ryan, as it is Chuck and Sarah! When Marissa died on The OC, she and Ryan were finally happy with each other, too.
At the end of the last episode she conveniently gave Chuck her will. Will he tearfully have to read it? Tragic!
The creators obviously hate Sarah anyway, since they decided her real name is ‘Sam’. What kind of name is that? Her name obviously should have more syllables! *rage*
I don’t think any of the above means anything though. Sadly. I just wish it did. Chuck/Sarah is only interesting when they’re pining. The drama that is Chuck lying to Sarah is a bland, pitiful replacement. I preferred it when she was important because she worked for the CIA. Not when the focus shifted and she became The Girlfriend (who occasionally fights).
Mostly I adore the idea that Sarah and Chuck are finally together, only for one of them to die. Anyone else dying would evoke mild discomfort (say, Ellie) to tear-my-hair-out grief (Casey). If Sarah dies, I’ll be laughing hard.
And just like The OC, I bet season 4 will be the last. Do you really thinks fans will forgive this, let alone campaign for a fifth? “Thanks for the support, we’re killing off your favourite character!”
I like Avatar: The Lost Air Bender in the same way that I like Shortland St: it sucks.*
…But has me yelling at the TV, until it’s all so enthralling that each new episode becomes the all-new Best Half Hour Of My Life. Also, to be fair, I’m way more abusive to Shortland Street’s characters ahaha. And even though Nickelodeon airs Avatar three times a day, I’m always sad when it ends (and surprised – “What do you meant that’s it? What happens next???“).
I’ve never liked Katara x Aang and I don’t care if it’s canon. He’s twelve. She’s fourteen.
I was once a fourteen year old girl, believe it or not, and even if Katara’s other options include a bitter outcast and her own brother, twelve year old boys are way too young. That would have been me in Year 9, dating someone in Year 7. It’s not a happening thing~
(Besides, it’s so predictable. Sure – get the main guy and girl together! Why does that always happen.Relax Becka, this is just a kid’s show.)
Aang and a magic flying bison, not so creepy! Nay, it’s the very essence of ~true love~! This shouldn’t really surprise anyone since I totez ship Ryuk x Light. Aang’s currently trying to find his beloved Appa, who has been stolen, and he FLIPS OUT AND CRIES A LOT AND WHY IS THAT SO ADORABLE I DON’T EVEN KNOW.
And whilst I wanted this to be a little more substantial than non-stop CAPS (because that’s what my LJ is for), arguing just why Aang x Appa is my new OTP might make me look a little insane to any fools who don’t agree with me. But whatevers.
~*~YOU CANNOT DENY THEIR LOVE~*~
* I reread this, and must retract it because I’m waayyyy too into this for Avatar to be anything other than quality television. Aang’s got to find Appa you guys, homg.
To put it briefly: it goes on the list of anime I like and would watch again. Not that it’s a long list or even exists, since I don’t actually watch much (surprise!). This post comes from the little commentary I wrote while watching – I don’t know where else to put it. Hee hee.
OH – and spoilers, they’re rampant.
lelouch (he’s fun to hate on)
I love what an excellent leader Lelouch is, and yet he fails at anything normal. I think he really needed Shirley in that respect (I adored her – Shirley 4eva). And kept him grounded in some way – he needed to be reminded of what being seventeen should really be like.
i ship shirley/lelouch, but cynically
…In that their relationship was so interesting, and maybe if Lelouch wasn’t so vague in regards to her, they should totally have hooked up. ;D If only because I cheered Shirley on to the end, and madly hoped she’d get the ending she wanted.
And when Shirley lost her memories, it’s hinted maybe Lelouch could have liked her. I don’t think he really did. Ever. I’m convinced it could only have been guilt. Though I wish I did. Nor do I think that when he he kissed her back he liked her either – just going along with it for kicks. Just like when he came onto Kallen. It’s weak, and I really hate him for it.
lelouch (and maybe he’s not that bad)
I don’t think I hate Lelouch as much as I appear to, but his flaws make me rage hard. Then sometimes he has these moments where he cares about people, and I think, “Awwww, maybe he’s not entirely heartless”. The bandaid when CC hurt her finger, looking after Nunally, and when he was hugging Shirley before she lost her memories… ♥
suzaku > lelouch (yeah, I said it)
What made me like Suzaku more than Lelouch right from the beginning: he’s patriotic and I love that in people – that despite their country’s flaws they still love it and want to fix it. It’s that which made me want to watch Code Geass the whole way through. Then it turns out he’s only trying to atone for killing his father, and really not so greaaaaat, so… I don’t know what to think of him anymore. I suppose, ultimately, he’s not better than Lelouch, who’d cause so much havoc to help one person. Still, it’s hard to kill my loyalty, ahaha.
it’s all so prettyyy
The animation was consistently good, and I love the character design, although sometimes I had to think, “There’s no way that even I could replicate that kind of cleavage…”. And when you know that CLAMP helped out, you can really see it, and I think Code Geass is better for their input. Lloyd started to remind me a little of Fai from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles…