biggelois: (fireworks)
Today, June 6, it's Sweden's National Day. We're honouring the flag and celebrating the memory of our old warrior kings.

Sverige, Sverige Fosterland!


biggelois: (Hoodie!Simon)
Vampire Diaries are back. I'm lost. There is the eyecandy to enjoy but damn if I like the series as it is now. No further comments.

I watched The Three Musqueteers last night. The Orlando Bloom version. I like Orlando Bloom. I hate the film. It was...I'm honestly speechless so I'll just give it a resounding NO! I bet it was great fun to make it, what with the airships and all, but Dumas himself is probably not only turning in his grave but spinning like a weathercock in a November storm after what they did to his book.

Not even Orlando fucking Bloom! could rescue this piece of cinematography. He looked good in purple though.

Son and I managed to catch an episode of Spartacus last weekend. I remember us trying to watch the pilot and giving up quite fast. We stuck through the entire episode this time. Son was beetroot red all the way through, he couldn't handle the nudity.  Personally I can't stomach the slo-mo, and the extra slow slo-mo. It still sucks and we're giving it two thumbs down.

Hell on Wheels on the other hand, turned out to be good. I'm a sucker for the Wild West and lot.

It's time to watch Supernatural now. I'm counting on it to be great. You know, it really is the best TV-show!
biggelois: (dietrich)
Note: Original short story. Mary Sue is named as such just because I think Mary Sue needs to get away from the raven-black, lavender-tipped hair, the red eyes, the corsets...
Not betad, written on a whim mainly because I'm forcing my pupils to write short stories now. I had to try out the concept myself.
Feel free to rip it apart.

Time's up, Mary Sue!

The question was; was it enough or should she add some more? Mary Sue looked thoughtfully at the simmering casserole, it smelled gorgeous and she was sure it would be absolutely delicious. Not that she was going to taste it, but Billy Joe deserved something tasty for his last meal. After all, he had been a decent husband for nearly 20 years.
Continue under here. )
biggelois: (Hoodie!Simon)
Today it's time to get my shallow on again. I'm taking son to see Sherlock Holmes. Daughter and her friends are going to see Twilight. I can foresee lots and lots of screaming and crying afterwards. One friend is coming home with us to spend the night. Imagine the shrieks that will echo through my house.

But I'm going to watch this:


Heheheeee! I think it's the gloves, and the cane, that does it. I know, I know, shallow. Getting stuck on the obvious. But damn! It also helps that Jude Law is a fine looking specimen of a man (another obvious) One can say that there is a slight difference in cool between Dr. Watson and whathisface Sparkly!Vampire.

I tried out Sherlock the TV-series. I lasted for about 15 minutes and then I had to turn it off. Sherlock himself gave me such twinges of annoyance from the very beginning, I couldn't stand it.

I've been looking for Holmes fanfics. Why are 'they' woobifying both Holmes and Watson? 9 out of 10 fics had either of them crying or breaking down. Why? Until I figure that one out, I'm staying the heck away from all and any fiction.

Speaking of Robert Downey Jr; I saw Tropic Thunder the other day. That film has so many wrongs I don't know where to begin. I love it. Seriously. It's brilliant.
Anyhow; in the beginning they are showing off the 'actors'. Downey's character has played a naughty monk. With naghty monk Tobey McGuire. The scene is so over the top and ridiculous. But those two, Downey and McGuire, they sure can send some heated looks. The scene wasn't so ridiculous after all. Or maybe it is. Whatever! You know I'm shallow. It's an artform, I'll have you know, to be this shallow.

Satan's Alley. I don't know how to embedd the bleddy thing. Follow the link

Talk about getting sidetracked. Save me, Barry!
biggelois: (shotgun)
Note: I dug up this one on a whim. Turned out that I had one more drabble to write, during these last, shivering hours of the year. It's unbetad, as the parts before it. If you want to read those- which probably helps this make sense- just follow the tunnel-tag.


The Everlasting Night. )
biggelois: (Hoodie!Simon)
So. I got me a new icon. Hoodie!Simon! [ profile] nrrrdy_grrrl , thank you so much! Now I have something proper to put up whenever I feel the need to write "Save me, Barry!"

Looks like all my shows are done for the year.

Supernatural went out with a bang and daughter cried when she realised what was going on. I still think the angel/leviathan/ûbermysterious arc is a bit silly but man! do I still enoy it. I'm going to miss Bobby though. Unless of course, they have him bounce back. Wouldn't surprise me, really, if they do.

Vampire Diaries. Njaaa. I understand they had to wrap it up before the hols but they did so in a very clumsy way. It feels like they skipped an episode or two. And I really don't like Wuss!Damon. Whre's my badass? I'm going to rewatch the earlier episode for my fix.

I've watched both Glee and Once Upon a Time with daughter. Glee has lost it. OUaT is outright bad. I've tried to find something redeeming about it but I can't. Sorry. Daughter loves them though so I sit there on the couch with her.

Grimm is also a so/so. Better than OUaT though. If you don't count the episode about the hexenbees. That one was so bad I'm lacking words.

American Horror Story turned out to be very confusing but also very good. Creepy. I do wonder if this was all of it, 12 episodes, or if they are planning something else after New Year's. Jessica Lange is amazing.

Last but not least: Misfits. This season has lacked the edge from the two first ones. I really, really dislike the new guy. But, thank goodness, there is always Kelly. I still can't understand her but that doesn't matter. If there ever was a badass, that's Kelly. 
I guess they are up for season 4, what with the ending. Somin has it coming now. I do wonder if he's stuck in a loop of some kind.
Son and I have argued immensely over this season. He likes it all over. What we could agree on was Kelly. "Foocking nazis!". And also on our mutual dislike for the new guy. I think he's plain stupid. Son got embarrassed due to all the talk about shagging.

After New Year's: Game of Thrones. Yay! Looks like I have to wait until April though. Will be interesting to see if I still like it when Sean Bean is out. I bet I will. Swords, dragons, bloody fights, deceit,  monsters lurking in the cold...Yep, the prognosis for me liking it is good.

biggelois: (tomten)
It's that time again, yes indeed! Card time!

I'll happily send cards high and low. If you want one, leave me your address here -comments are screened. Or, mail me at padawan.vesta at gmail dot com.

Yay! Cards!!

I have some addresses already, but it doesn't hurt to make sure :)

Cards!! Yay!!
biggelois: (Priest1)
You sure know how to name your laws. These two new ones, PIPA and SOPA, they made me laugh. Aside from both laws being a real threat to free speech and laying the ground for massive thought-control -you can hear George Orwell stirring- all I'm saying is that sometimes acronyms win.

PIPA means squeak. Or whine. I'm thinking rats, they squeak a lot.

SOPA is the best one though. When you are a 'sopa' , you are the gum under the shoe, the rancid milk trying to crawl its way out off the fridge, the neighbour that borrows all your stuff and never returns anything.

SOPA means loser. Big time loser. Nasty, unpleasant loser.

So yeah, way to name the laws people. I do hope -from the bottom of my heart -that they will get shot down. If they come through, we up here will once again be affected in a terrible way.

Maybe it's not George Orwell stirring, maybe it's Edgar, preparing for his great comeback.
biggelois: (deansam)
Nathan is still not there. But, Misfits has picked itself up. I didn't like episode one, not one bit, and no. two was a so/so. Three and four though, those made me happy. Wanna know why?

Kelly is why. )

I guess this is one more in the row of confirmations of my shallowness. Give me the kabooms and I'm ever so happy. The new guy hasn't gotten much space and for that I'm so very thankful. At least we don't have to listen to his obession with asses.
Let's all pray to the TV gods that Misifits won't dive like Torchwood.

Best quote of the week. Supernatural. Head Honcho Leviathan:
"This is not how we communicate in a place of yes!"
biggelois: (Priest1)
Sooo, Misfits is back on. I'm not happy.

Somewhat spoilery )
biggelois: (Two1)
Maybe roaring is a better description though.

You know Supernatural? Yeah? You know the actors? The rumour has it that one of them are going to be a father. Cool, methinks. Babies are always nice. (especially if they are someone else's, I'm still not over the diaper changing and the lot)

Anyhow! Fandom is in an uproar. Flounces are announced. There are shouts about 'how can he do this to us?'. I thought I had scraped the bottom of the pit with that guy who plays Loke in the Thor film, but I was wrong. Obviously he's a bad guy if he becomes a father. 'They' will not support him anymore, and they will certainly not watch the show again.

I don't even! Excuse me while I go get my popcorn.

Yeah, I know. I shouldn't be reding the gossip coms. But come on! Guilty pleasure! We all has it.

Save me, Barry!


Oct. 9th, 2011 11:12 am
biggelois: (coffee2)
I have to say I'm a bit surprised. I did not think I would get so caught up. Once again the depth of my shallowness has been proved. I like violence on film. Pointless, elegant, brutal violence. I can't say that I got much of the plot. I don't think there was much of a plot to begin with. It's a handsome film though.

...I don't know what to say, listless Sunday is still listless and my brain is not working. Have a couple of pictures instead.

Killer No. 2

Who would have thunk that Gackt would grow up so nicely.
biggelois: (Sam1)
Third time's the charm; November can't come soon enough. I want Misfits back. Even without Nathan.

I managed to get caught on the Fades. Decently creepy. Four more episodes to go. I think that'll be just enough.

Speaking of not so creepy but  instead confusing by the metric ton; Vampire Diares. It's good, I like it. But the sure has me scratching my head. I guess there will be a reason for the confuzzlement presented sooner or later but for now...gimme the Tylenols.

Supernatural then; people are gushing over it. Some are presenting resounding  'meh's ', some hate it. Flouncing seem to be the new black in fandom. (Yes! I learned a new word) At least one little viewer -that would be me- is wondering how far they can pull the biblical theme. Angels and leviathans.
I still love it. I still think it's one of the best TV series I've seen. I still think that the boys are drop dead gorgeous. I still think that they really should get back on the brother track and  narrow the scope a bit. I get Dan Brown-vibes sometimes. The bigger the better; why have a teeny little monster when you can have Earth shattering leviathans eating everything around? Leviathans...Seamonsters. Seamonsters are baby blue! The Big L's, they are charcoal gray. So there!
I'm still going to watch it and I will, most definitely, enjoy every minute of it.
What happened to Bobby?

Btw; Torchwood. Was that a cliffhanger I spotted at the end of the last episode? Is there another season planned with the Miracle Day leftover actors?

One last thing; I watch Glee.

Barry! Barry! Save me!

I lied. There is one thing I  feel is missing and that is Paul Bettany, brooding Paul Bettany, in a cloak and those boots...
biggelois: (windmill)
This is one meme I can't resist. From [personal profile] inyadreems

When you see this, comment with a poem you love or post one in your own journal to encourage the proliferation of random poetry through your flist

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)

The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveller hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Darkness settles on roofs and walls,
But the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
Efface the footprints in the sands,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but nevermore
Returns the traveller to the shore,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
biggelois: (Priest1)

This is just a confirmation on how shallow I am. I watched the film Priest the other day. It's a vamp flick.Since this may be spoilery and holds pictures (Yay) you can find it under here. With pictures! (Yay) )

This film is probably ranked as a C, at the most a B, movie. The plot; abusive church, vamps, dystopia. They all make for a really, really bad film. It's not. Seriously. Priest managed to hit each and every spot right. Paul Bettany's low, half-growling voice, the utter sadness in his pretty, pretty eyes, his unbelievable capacity of kicking ass...Not to mention the cloak, the boots, the ridiculous bike...His refusal to acknowledge anything that benefits himself, but puts everybody and their bastard dogs before himself...
They have stolen settings and monsters like whoa from other films. The city is from Blade Runner, the bikes and the wasteland is pure Final Fantasy, they've crammed in the Pinky-monster from Doom 3. I bet there are many more, but I got so hooked on the film I didn't bother to count.

All in all, even if I've been coming off as sarcastic here, this is a fabulous film. If you like Lonely!Hero films that is. Perhaps I am too shallow to be allowed outside these days but everything don't have to be so serious. To quote Fallen!Brother; "If you don't sin, you don't have any fun." I love it.

And Paul Bettany; I love 'you'!
biggelois: (sincity1)
You want one? Or maybe a Raging Bitch? Or a Trashy Blonde? Why not try it Doggie Style?

Beer. That's what this is about. American breweries such as Three Floyds, Flying Dog and the Scottish brewery Brewdog have all released beers with these titles. I am not happy about it. At first I didn't react but when I heard the 'I'm gonna get me a Trashy Blonde, huhuhu', it gave me this uncomfortable twinge and something clicked.

Sure, claim the names and defuse them. But this is not name-claiming, this is approving of misogyni. Flying Dog promotes their beverage Raging Bitch as such: "...and once you let a Bitch out of its cage, there's no controlling it."
Brewdog is no better. Trashy Blonde: "This trashy blonde is going to get you into a lot of trouble." What?
I may be oversensitive, but I really don't approve of this.

I'm sure these are fine, upstanding firms all of them. What I don't understand, or approve of, is the sexual slurs and the names. These make is very obvious which audience the firms are aiming for. Since I got both picky and irritated over  this, I trawled through their websites. I'm not sure what to think about them. Why do you spoil a perfectly fine description of a beer by ending it like Brewdog does? Is this the only way to get it sold?

After the last few years of growing  beer hype I would have thought that beer was something that 'both' men and women could enjoy. I'm not so certain about that after seeing this. I for one will not buy a beverage called Raging Bitch. Yes, I know, a bitch is originally a female dog. That doesn't matter concidering the way and in which contexts it is used these days. Again, I may be oversensitive. But I can't help but read 'woman' instead of bitch here. The concept of trashy blondes holds a lot of silent facts. Blondes have more fun (Ha!) Blondes are easy. (Haha!) Blondes are stupid. (Ha! again) Are any of these true? I shouldn't think so.

This is not ok on any level. This is objectifying women. Women  are reduced to nothing but a side dish on par with the bowl of pretzels. 
biggelois: (bloom)
To make life a little bit sunnier. The Battle of the Nipples is at this very moment happening right here.
We're thinking of taking it public. What say you? Are you game?
biggelois: (Marlene)
I have, believe it or not, written quite a few fics during the years. It all began back in the day with Star Wars The Phantom Menace, then Pirates of the Caribbean and finally Supernatural. I had one extremely short foray into Potterdom as well but that one is not to be spoken about. Ever!

Anyhow, I decided to make a
Master Fic List.

Some of my Supernatural fics can also be found here at AO3

Supernatural )

Pirates of the Caribbean )

Original Writing )
biggelois: (Two6)
Title: Behind the closed door II
Author: Vesta
Pairing: Lonesome Dean
Rating: R
Category: PWP. UST
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Not mine. Don't own, don't sue.
Feedback: Yes, please, if you would be so kind.
Summary: Dean takes a short break from cleaning the guns.

Notes: MMoM. This is for now unbetad. Mind your eyes and beware of grammatical horrors. Companion piece to Behind the closed door I..

Lonesome Dean on the other side of the closed door. )
biggelois: (Two6)
Title: Behind the closed door I
Author: Vesta
Pairing: Lonesome Sam
Rating: R
Category: PWP. UST
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine. Don't own, don't sue.
Feedback: Yes, please, if you would be so kind.
Summary: Sam takes a moment alone while Dean cleans the guns.

Notes: MMoM. This is for now unbetad. Mind your eyes and beware of grammatical horrors. Companion piece to Behind the closed door II

Lonesome Sam behind the closed door )


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