nrgburst: (watney do the math)
Okay we have 8 days left in Japan and I'm still trying to scan pictures so I can bring memories digitally instead of big stacks of albums and sell stuff. We aren't even started packing our suitcases. And we have so many bucket list people to see one last time and things to do and eat one last time. And now my kids are done school and expect entertainment. This is like The Perfect Storm. I'm sorely tempted to just get on the plane and LEAVE. ALL. THE. CRAP. BEHIND. So what if we lose a couple years of photos, right? siiigghhh 

In fandom news:
Game of Thrones is back and I'm suddenly shipping Missandei/Grey Worm like whoa. Those little glimpses in the trailers have got me so excited! They've had just the sweetest ~longing looks~ relationship where they've both vocalized how much they desire the other and yet have dutifully refused to act on their feelings. JUST DO IT ALREADY DON'T YOU KNOW WHAT SHOW YOU ARE ON. Like, other characters keep going on and on about how he has no equipment, and I'm like... that's not technically true? The way he shut down Daario on that with just a withering look last season was just A+++ XDDD Seriously they can have all the joys of a loving relationship with none of the childbirth/rearing stress! I'm feeling this is a fantastic life choice decision especially now. XD I love how much he *hearteyes* over her, how she's always the one making all the moves because he won't
Awesome premiere ep though. It was very much like setting up pieces on a chess board- you can probably see how it's all going down...but you're likely to be completely crushed by your expectations when things go absolutely sideways instead! "The Great Game is terrifying" and absolutely riveting teeveeeeee! :DDD

Here is my fandom giftbox if any of you are interested! I don't know if anybody else has one, but reply with a link yours if you do! I love stuffing, but I will obviously be doing it post-move!

Shadowhunters continues to delight more and more! I think it's Sebastian|Jonathan, but I'm waaay more interested in 2B than 2A or S1? I just wish there was more Izzy and less Clary, but fine, fine plot. (Why do I always glom onto non-main characters to stan in TV shows? There's got to be a psychological reason for this.) 



nrgburst: (Queen Cat)
So I watched the series finale of Reign without watching the final season and lollerskates I forgot about the random witchcraft SLs they bring in sometimes XDDDD What was even happening there- was it like An Indecent Proposal but with morning after regret stabbing? Also, was Catcisse a thing again? How come he didn't die in agony like Nostradamus predicted in S2?! Poop. And ahhhhhh I was not expecting that version of heaven for Mary, BUT I APPROVE. MY SHIPPER HEART. Made me want to rewatch S1, and I might just do while packing/cleaning/selling. As a series finale, it felt rushed and ??? Like, we got the fate of our Three Queens spelled out, but Mary's ladies, Catherine's children and Narcisse didn't get a conclusive ending, which was a bit sad. 


Also, I am excited about the apparent end of Always~ and Forever~ next week on The Originals! :D Which totally won't stick because they got another season, but still. :DDDDD I loved seeing Jackson again the previous ep too! And Hayley breaking things off with Elijah because who he really is freaked her TF out is AWESOME. I know all the shippers are crying foul, but I love that she gets to see their relationship and the effect it's had on her and Hope with utter clarity? She's bled and suffered to protect an unrepentant monster; put her child in harm's way. If she didn't want to examine those decisions after he attacked her, that would be totally fucked up. And yes, she's a killer too. This doesn't mean she doesn't get to say no, she doesn't want to be with him. (Yes, I know this applies to Davina and Kol too, and I think it would have been awesome to see Davina have the same FUCK NO reaction to him after he killed her. Because that's a natural knee jerk reaction to have? Although in her case, she was aware the Ancestors had cursed him to kill her, so her perspective going in was different too- Hayley expected the gallant lover version of him or the sophisticated family man at his true core.)


Speaking of shrieking knee jerk reactions, this week's iZombie looks hilarious! Can't wait!

Pentatonix

May. 30th, 2017 11:29 am
nrgburst: (party like it's 1864)
Went to the concert last night and it was amazing! The set was pretty short (less than 90 minutes) but such incredible performances- I'm so, so glad I got to go! My fave was Mitch in No (So good!) but it was nice to see all the love Avi was getting every time he spoke or got a solo bit. I'm bummed he's leaving the group, of course, but I'm glad they all seem to be moving forward on other projects and are just so supportive of his decision. Plus they kept loving on Japan, it was really cute. "This is our favorite country to tour! The food is so good here! Umai! Oishi!" XDDD I do wish they'd performed more songs from Classics (No Bohemian Rhapsody. :((( ) BUT Can't help falling in love was so beautifully done that it made up for it. SUCH FOOD FOR THE SOUL :'D

Pics under the cut, if you're interested. PTX Nagoya 2017 )

*waves*

May. 22nd, 2017 10:19 am
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I'm baaaack! Went to Tokyo for a trip last week so we could have one last Disneyland/DisneySea visit (plus stop by to see the grandparents and cousins) and it was so much fun! The girls were more jaded this time though- they realized we didn't actually go to space on Star Tours, although they still think C-3PO is a terrible pilot. XDDD It was our first time to see the parades/shows/fireworks at night because they finally had the stamina to stay up! We'll definitely be back to DisneySea again because we were all exhausted and couldn't enjoy the park as much because of aching feet/grumpiness. Plus husband and I loved the atmosphere of each theme area- they paid a lot of attention to detail, and it was pretty nifty. My favorite was the Steampunk vibe of "Mysterious Island" and the detailed mosaics in the "Mermaid's Lagoon".

One thing: when we were on 20000 Leagues Under the Sea they stopped the ride due to some kind of emergency and we were stuck in the "submarine" for almost an hour until the staff came to get us! We had to climb out via a ladder and then walk on the rafters/rigging to a back entrance, with the ride displays below us, so the kids had all the magic/4th wall illusions taken out of that ride. Oh well. It was kind of cool to see anyway, although I wish they had compensated us a little better for the lost time: we got "priority ride" passes that were good for only unpopular rides, so we didn't use them. :(

Caught up on most of my shows now too! Grey's just got kind of a bzuh? reaction out of me mostly because spoilers for Grey's, iZombie and TO )

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I got to see it opening weekend here (yay!) and I’m a little disappointed there was no promotional postcard given out like I got for Pacific Rim and The Force Awakens. Come on! We got it a whole week later than the rest of the world- no goodies? :(

It was awesome anyway- I laughed, I cringed, I cried. I didn’t expect the latter- GotG doesn’t take itself that seriously so I didn’t expect to be moved to tears not once but twice. The emotional scenes were really well done too- I loved the character/relationship arcs and the continuing theme of found family. Plus the execution was great, with fun camera angles and pretty graphics and the way the music meshed. Baby Groot was especially adorable! Spoilers! )All in all, a great sequel that both built on and added depth to the story and characters from the first GotG. Anybody see it in 3D? I’m debating going into town next week to see it in 3D if it’s worth the additional cost. (Local theater doesn’t have a subbed version in 3D.)
nrgburst: (katherine cessation of hostility)
 Well one of my predictions was accurate: 

SPOILERS )

Is anybody else watching GA on the reading list? Thoughts on the finale?
nrgburst: (fitzsimmons)
What an ep! They just keep raising the stakes! RENEW ALREADY ABC PLEEEEEASEEEEEE
spoilers all the spoilers )spoilers all the spoilers )

Sense8 S2

May. 8th, 2017 10:57 am
nrgburst: (Starmora (sparks fly))
I finished binging and OMGGGGGG SUCH AN AMAZING SEASON

cut for spoilers )

I obviously need to make icons- any requests? 
nrgburst: (davina smile)
 I already made a GIFset BUT MY GIRL IS BACK ON The Originals NEXT WEEK! Literally the star of the promo! AHHHHHHH
So why is it Alaric on the preview image? UGH. Oh, and Tyler got a mention in the last ep and we found out which pack he was from, which OUCH.

TO spoilers for 4x07 )
nrgburst: (Fitz ZOMG)
WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT HAPPENED IN AOS What the-!!!!

Spoilers for AoS 4x20  )

TO 4x04

Apr. 8th, 2017 10:22 am
nrgburst: (davina smile)
OOhhh they are going full voodoo horror this season! It's so creepy! I like the juxtaposition of milky white innocent Hope wandering into the middle of it all in her nightgown, hahaha. 

Also there's a deliberate reference to the bracelet this ep! So the magic of The Hollow is getting to Hope despite the shackles, but it was preventing her from using her own magic, which was a problem?

Also they are totally going the Keelin x Freya route! :D

I really need to make more TO icons. They keep dropping Davina's name though, so hope remains! #bringDavinaback
nrgburst: (Fitz ZOMG)
So the last scene in the ep had me like Fitz in the icon.

AoS 3x16 What if... )




Grey's, The Originals and iZombie )
nrgburst: (party like it's 1864)
Most of my shows are on hiatus still BUT CHECK OUT ALL THE PROMOS FOR UPCOMING AWESOMENESS:

Spoilers for The Originals, iZombie and AoS )Short reactions to media consumed this past week-ish:

 Passengers (Rape Culture Redemption Story In Space. I am seriously contemplating writing a fix-it because WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK WAS THAT ENDING) 
The Originals 4x01 (Meh. My faves weren't in it. I got totally emo over Hope wearing Davina's bracelet though) 
Grey's (Yay Japril is back together-ish!)
 
nrgburst: (Fitz ZOMG)
Brief thoughts on Shadowhunters 2x08 )


JTV 3x12 )

Agents of WHAT?! )


I was supposed to read American Gods and I've made it all the way through the intro, carried the book on the train a number of times and yet still haven't managed to read the rest of it. So because I just can't seem to get into it, I put it down and devoured another book instead: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. It's funny how her stories about shitty things she lived through makes such good perspective for others, (including myself). Lovelovelove. 


Grey's: way to take one of my favorite tropes (Reunions) and make it painful, grounded in stark reality and yet still somewhat hopeful. This is why I still love you.

I can't bear to watch HTGAWM live, so I'm going to wait so I can pause it when it gets too full on. I don't know if I can bear to see Wes die. :( 

Wait, what

Feb. 12th, 2017 10:17 am
nrgburst: (caroline what?!)
Anybody else love the original Underworld movies? I loved how there were species weaknesses that the other exploited (Silver vs. UV light) and how they were given an origin backstory. Plus I love a good forbidden fruit supernatural romance. But I think I must have forgotten an awful lot because I was terribly confused when I checked out the Blood Wars sequel. 

Blood Wars and Awakening spoilers maybe )


Also, I forgot to say I also watched Hidden Figures a couple weeks ago and it was WONDERFUL. I loved Mary the most:

"Mary. It's Sunday. Have some shame."
"I will not."

I love how they showed just how many people are involved in getting something up into space! I loved how all these incredible WoC got their own arcs and how starkly racial inequality was depicted right from the get-go. Just the visceral terror of three women who did nothing wrong in the face of a police officer, and then the surprise ending of them chasing him down. XDDD I also loved how they tried to disguise racism with sexism throughout, too, because it was the more acceptable version of the -isms. How Kirsten Dunst's character was never anybody except Mrs. Mitchell --her husband's name.


Also it's ruling at box office too, so HAHAHA. THERE IS SOME JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD.


Like, it's telling that when Obama was president, the conservatives were buying guns to protest with their dollars, and now that Lord Dampnut is in, the liberals are buying books. (There are two kinds of people...)
nrgburst: (baaaaaaa)
Every time I see a FB friend proudly declare that they've silenced all mention of politics on the feed because it's all just negging, I'm sort of amazed that they think they're privileged enough not to have any of this affect them at all. Sure, the "get over it, it'll be fine" assholes are mostly white men, but the number of white women and MOC who put up statuses like this make me feel SERIOUSLY JUDGEY.


IT WON'T COST MUCH. JUST YOUR VOICE! THOSE POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS (are not me hahahahaha)


Thank you to those who marched. Thank you to those who are organizing and fighting back. Here's a good list of places to send money if you also have no political voice/vote in any country. (Expat for too long.)


Jane the Virgin continues to delight. The humor (The puns! The total disregard for the 4th wall via the narrator!) and political snark is totally on point, as are all the character dynamics. I lovelovelove how every single character gets their own POV explored! Nobody is a foil or a prop- they're all their own people, with their own selfish (and unselfish) motivations, actively writing their own stories. This show totally deserves all the accolades it got in S1, although it makes me sad that the ratings remain lackluster. :(((

Anyway, this GIF of Jane pretty much sums me up right now:
jane ew gross

nrgburst: (Fitz ZOMG)
This LMD mid season arc is SO GOOD. I'm glad ratings are reflecting that too! 

Read more... )
ALSO HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THE COLIVER SNEAK PEEK FOR HTGAWM 3x10 

RIP THAT BAND AID OFF HELL YESSSSSS 

The title of tomorrow's ep is "We're Bad People", in stark contrast to 3x01's "We're Good People Now". 

BRING IT ON. :DDDD



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