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08 March 2011 @ 10:16 pm
B'day thanks, Inception, VOTE!, National Poetry Month, JGL, shows
Tis International Women's Day! {{{hugs you all}}} Tis also Pancake Day! {{{feeds you all}}}

Thank you to everyone who sent me greetings and ecards and v-gifts for my birthday; you all helped make turning 41 almost painless...or maybe that was the booze.

I spent the day watching gloriously slashy tv and movies (Hawaii Five-O! Supernatural! Glee!), eating fish and chips and chocolate (though not at the same time) and drinking a cocktail I threw together from the bottles that survived Xmyth:

one measure whisky
one measure Bols banana liqueur
two measures ginger wine

After my second one of those, I was feeling no pain, and also only half of my toes, and when I shared the recipe with entrenous88, she christened it the Sassy Monkey. I suspect that says more about me than the cocktail, but I likes it, so Sassy Monkey it is! :D

Inception has eaten my brain. I still read other fandoms, and I still having ongoing fic ideas in those other fandoms which I will get to eventually, but right now, I need to consume Arthur/Eames like it is oxygen - lots and often. It is also all I've written so far this year.

I'm currently competing in the semi-finals of ae_ldws (Arthur/Eames Last Drabble Writer Standing), so if you feel like reading 4 High School AU ficlets of upto 400 words each and voting for your most and least favourites, now is the time. :D

And yes, you read that right. High School AU - a genre/cliche I never expected to find myself writing in any fandom, but there you go. Another line in the sand well and truly scuffed into oblivion.


Because of my success in writing to any and all prompts/genres chosen (so far) by the mods of ae_ldws, I have decided to sign up for something a little bit different: npmexchange: a National Poetry Month fic exchange, which has poems for prompts.

I pondered the potential insanity of it right up until five minutes before the close of signups, even though I already had my poems all chosen, and then tabaqui gave me a shove and told me to get on with it. So I did. Now I'm waiting for my prompt fandom and poem to arrive and wondering what I've let myself in for. Exciting or terrifying? YOU DECIDE!


Why did no-one tell me how awesome Joseph Gordon-Levitt is? (And if someone did, I'm so sorry I wasn't more receptive and do you have links? picspams? squee I can squee along to?)

Until I watched Inception, I knew him mainly as the know-it-all kid with floppy hair from '3rd Rock from the Sun' - cute but nothing special.


In the last few days, I've watched a bunch of his movies and I am in awe. (And a little bit in lust.) 'Mysterious Skin' blew me away. It simultaneously made me want to lick his hipbones and smother him with non-sexualized affection.

'Brick' fits neatly into my headcanon. Before Arthur grew up to be Arthur, he was Brendan. Someone needs to write that. Often.

'Killshot' has him playing a sleazy upstart killer who thinks he's much smarter and more important than he really is. He's all sleeveless tees, tattooed hands, cowboy boots and long, greasy hair. And now I want JGL to play a real psychopath because I think it would be epic.


Shows I am watching in case you want to come squee with me;

Bedlam (all kinds of creepy); Big Bang Theory (because Sheldon makes me laugh no matter how crappy I'm feeling); Castle, because NATHAN FILLION; Criminal Minds, for Reid and Morgan and Garcia, gods bless her! (and for the moment; Criminal Minds: Spinoff Bollocks, until the inanity and lack of chemistry completely destroys my will to waste time on it); the CSIs - dumb but pretty; Glee (though I still have some catching up to do, dammit! I need my Glee-love back!); Hawaii Five-O, because the bromance is epic and the scenery is hypnotic and Chin's cheekbones are WOAH; Lie To Me because Tim Roth is having so much fun being a total bastard; The Mentalist because Jane just keeps working that 'Who, me?' smile and looks damn fine in a three piece suit; NCIS because Mark Harmon was my first crush and I have loved him since I was nine, and he gets to work with Illya Kuryakin!; Supernatural (pretty, pretty, snark, angels, demons, pretty, snark); and White Collar, for the hat. ;)

Oh! And "War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion" (1988), in all its cheesy, craptastic special effects glory. And it only took me most of the last 10 years to find it. :D

dancetomato on March 8th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
JG-L is yummy yummy yummy. Mysterious Skin was amazing. It was disturbing and just *flails*

*loves on you, you Sassy Monkey*
darkhavens: shoelace [me]darkhavens on March 8th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Disturbing, and hot and... yeah. I spent most of it feeling like a dirty old MAN. LOL!

*smooches you*
who said what now? - dancetomato on March 9th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Sarahsarahyyy on March 8th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
The double elimination this week makes me very nervous. XD

And Mysterious Skin. I was creeped out in a good way. ♥
darkhavens: incep a&e - a&edarkhavens on March 8th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
Creeped out is an accurate description. JGL can act.

The double elimination has me worried too, but getting to the semi-final is an accomplishment in its own right, so we should both be proud of that.

Good luck!
saifai on March 8th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Re your current writing efforts, count me in among your (un)official squad of cheerleading lurkers. I'd wave pom poms, but somehow my muse and translated that thought into chucking tribbles at you... so we'll just go with quiet (and completely not disturbing) lurking type encouragement. :D (also not a crazed smile)

The Sassy Monkey sounds absolutely fabulous. If I didn't think it'd make my brain explode (well, that and I don't drink anymore) I'd so try it. I'm sure it'd make it to the number 2 spot on my Must. Have. More list (right below Mudslide - milkshake with a ton of rum in it).

I've seen Mr. Gordon-Levitt in a a few things recently that I just had to stop and rewind a couple times. One of them in particular took me awhile to even figure out that's who it was. As you said, all I remember is the floppy haired sarcastic teen from 3rd Rock From the Sun. Have yet to see Inception yet (it's killing me!) but last one I remember him in was G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

TV Squee I'm sharing with you: Criminal Minds (I want to be Garcia when I grow up!), Hawaii Five-O (bromance aside, I'm completely in love with Angel alumni Daniel Dae Kim), NCIS (always used to joke about Mark Harmon being my uncle (as my maiden name is Harman), but I adore Abby), and Supernatural (Twincest, duh... though I'm always on the lookout for Castiel/Dean moments)
darkhavens: incep a&e - kick flirt gifdarkhavens on March 8th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
Tribbles, hee! Egads, can you imagine if we got fictribbles instead of ficbunnies? Talk about exploding brains! *g*

Inception introduces you to a wonderful world of possibilities. And crossovers! You can share dreams - which means nothing is impossible.

I've always loved the idea of sharing/invading dreams, and that's half the reason I resisted temptation for so many months before giving in and watching Inception.

The movie has good bits and bad bits, but the unexplained backstory between Arthur and Eames is ripe with possibilities and the hints we got of their relationship was a large part of what reeled me in - to the extent of going through the movie for the umpteenth time and actually listing their interactions, their reactions, and my thinky thots on them. Hee!

Garcia rocks, and she gets naked shower time with Xander! And Abby! I love Abby, in NCIS too. Geek girls, FTMFW! :P

DDK in H5O is definitely worth tuning in for. I want to cut myself on his cheekbones, but the bromance just keeps getting better and better.

I do enjoy Castiel's moments with Dean, but I am foremostly a Wincester and no angel can ever come between my boys or there will be hell to pay. ;)

*twirls you*
Dani: WC Neal approvesumbralillium on March 9th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
I didn't watch 3rd Rock when it was on the air, but I've adored 10 Things I Hate About You from the beginning. Originally for Julia and Heath, but David and JGL were what kicked my butt into actually buying the DVD. Well, them and Miss Perky 'cause she's fucking hilarious.

As for the TV shows, I only sporadically watch BBT, mostly because I keep forgetting it's on. I'm not used to having 8:00 shows anymore.

CASTLE. YUS. I even helped entice my oldest sister into loving it with me (Chuck is the only other show she makes sure to keep up with).

Criminal Minds! ♥ I've been watching pretty much from the beginning, except for a little while during seasons 2 and 3.

NCIS! Tony and Gibbs and Abby and Ducky MAKE that show. *nods firmly* (P.S. since you seem to like bromance, check out NCIS: LA. Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J are an old married couple, Linda Hunt makes an awesome boss, and the other set of partners are gradually working their way up to Chris&LL's level of snark).

Supernatural has definitely redeemed itself that last few weeks. I was SO close to giving up on it, but then Sam got his soul back and Dean and Sam are nearly back to their late-S1/S2 level of brotherness. YAAAAAY!

Lastly, WHITE COLLAR. Neal is a sexy bitch, Peter is a BAMF and El is Queen of All She Surveys.
darkhavens: incep arthur - zero g leapdarkhavens on March 9th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
BBT is one of my must-see funnies. I hadn't seen any of it until last year, when I visited kitty_poker1 and she talked me into watching the ballpit ep. Bazinga became my new favourite word and I have now seen every ep multiple times. *g*

NCIS:LA! I knew I'd end up missing at least one show off the list. H5O rings my bromance bell harder, but NCIS:LA does a decent enough job. *g*

Hetty is fabulous! I would to have her for a boss. Deeks annoys me, for some reason, but less and less as time goes on. One day I might actually like him! :P

White Collar, yis indeedy. And don't forget Mozzie! He is the man to know! *g*
who said what now? - umbralillium on March 9th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - umbralillium on March 9th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - umbralillium on March 9th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - umbralillium on March 9th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - umbralillium on March 9th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - suki_blue on March 10th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 10th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
katbcoll: CK Coffeekatbcoll on March 9th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
well, damn. I missed your birthday! Happy belated, you kid you (I turned 43 last November). :D

I'm with umbralillium about NCIS: LA. I'm thinking that at least one of the writers is a slasher. Really.
darkhavens: aslan [literati]darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥

I had missed NCIS:LA off my list. I do watch, and enjoy, though H5O rings my bromance bell harder. Still, I do think your theory is possible. They do act very married. *g*
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on March 9th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Hee hee hee! *cuddles you* I love your new-fandom squee, even though I know hardly anything about most of 'em. Just glad you are squeeful!

Have you seen 500 Days of Summer yet? JGL is pretty freaking awesome in that!
darkhavens: books! [literati]darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
I have seen 500 Days, even though it's not really my kind of fic. I watched for JGL (who was awesome indeed) and for Matt Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds, who was all kinds of adorable. *g*

I haven't felt this squeeish in a long time! Tis fun! *smooches*
Denitamenomegirl on March 9th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Well. I had never heard of npmexchange until I read this post. Sign-ups are already over?
darkhavens: books! [literati]darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, sorry. They closed at 9pm EST yesterday. :/

I think this is the first round. I only found the comm about 24 hours before. I immediately went on a poetry-reading binge and matched up poems to fandoms with gay abandon, without actually knowing for certain if I was going to sign up. *g*
who said what now? - menomegirl on March 9th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 9th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
tabaqui: sheldonbychel1395tabaqui on March 9th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
*tra la tra la*

I hope the poetry thing isn't, you know, too much *flail* and *hands*. :)

*maybe i'll sign up next time*
*twirls you*

BIG BANG, FTW! :) And H5O for the freakin' *pretty* and the bromance. Yisss.
darkhavens: alice - mad hatterdarkhavens on March 9th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
You have a Sheldon icon! I gotta get me one of those. *g*

MD adores Sheldon. Every time she finds an ep on tv she texts me to tell me the channel so I can watch if I want to. LOL!

I need H5O icons too. SO MUCH PRETTY! The Witness Protection ep was hilarious, with Steve holding up that huge log, halfway through building his trap, while he tried to talk Danno out of killing someone. I kept waiting for him to drop it, I knew he'd never say 'Can I call you back in just a minute?', even if the assassins were closing in, because Danno NEEDED him! *g*

I am still waiting on the poetry prompt. It should be here any time soon. Belive me, you will be the first to hear about it. *g*

Edited at 2011-03-09 04:46 am (UTC)
who said what now? - tabaqui on March 9th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Karen: Buzzkazzy_cee on March 9th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
*nods at most of your teevee choices*

You have some on the list I haven't got around to seeing, but there's always time.

Glad the b'day was good. The cocktail sounds like a killer!!! ;)
darkhavens: alice - mad hatterdarkhavens on March 9th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! TheSassy Monkey definitely packs a punch. :D
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Inception Kicksuki_blue on March 10th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
OMG YES! Well, you know how I feel, but just to be totally clear, my utter love and infactuation with Arthur/Eames fic can only be equaled by my utter love and infactuation with JGL. My god, I want to lick him all over.

darkhavens: incep eames - icy hotdarkhavens on March 10th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)

And TH is not too shabby either. :D

(Have you seen The Take? He plays such a bastard, but he does it SO WELL! I am slowly gathering a collection of his works too - several of which I have already seen without noticing him!)
who said what now? - suki_blue on March 10th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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darkhavens: incep tom hardy - fuck yesdarkhavens on March 16th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Isn't it delicious?! That boy can really turn up the heat when he wants to. (I'm so very very glad he wants to quite often. :D )

*adds glove porn to the list of Inception fic I have yet to write*