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  • Apr. 19th, 2009 at 1:27 AM
echoes: ((skins) strawberry mornings)
This picspam is not at all organized! Because I started off with like, two things so I decided not to do size coordination. JUST IGNORE THAT. Also, the entire time I was making it, I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] moogle62 on G-chat about, like, everything. There is no Dollhouse in this because I wanted to make it [livejournal.com profile] moogle62 friendly after yakking at her about it all day. MOOG, HURRAY UP WITH THE WATCHING SO I CAN STOP WORRYING ABOUT SPOILING YOU. The lovely Eliza Dushku was also excluded because I wound up with way too many pictures of her and I AM TIRED. But tomorrow! Eliza spam!





CELEBRITIES


And We Didn't See Lily Again For Four Weeks

Alexis Denisof and Alyson Hannigan are the CUTEST EVER. Original image here!



Before They Were On LOST
BEFORE HE WAS SAWYER ON LOST, JOSH HOLLOWAY WAS A SKANKY VAMPIRE ON ANGEL. BEFORE SHE WAS KATE ON LOST, EVANGELINE LILY WAS A SKANKY CHICK ON SMALLVILLE. For unknown reasons, this kind of makes me want to ship Kate/Sawyer a lot? Whatever! SCIENCE DOESN'T KNOW.




Blake/Leighton
dfjljafk;ladjfk;lasd;lkj I know these pictures are a thousand years old, but OH MY GOD. Ladies, you are pretty, and delightful, and also obvious. ♥ Also, ignore the random black border. THAT WAS BEFORE I STOPPED CARING THAT NOT ALL OF THESE WERE 700 PIXELS IN WIDTH.





SMALLVILLE


Lana Lang Is Kinda Adorable

I STARTED THIS PICSPAM LIKE, A MONTH AGO. Annnd, I forgot I made all of them 600 pixels wide instead of 700. Er. Anyways, Laaaaaanaaaa!! Everyone hates her, but I really, really adored her in S1, and she and Clark were like adorable, lovestruck puppies, so SHUT UP.



I don't remember what was going on when this happened, but I like all her faces.



Oh God, I was indifferent to Lana/Whitney for FOREVER, and then the last two episodes rolled around and I fell like a rock over a cliff. THEY WERE SO ADORABLE. And jeez, I TEARED UP when they played stupid "Everything" at their fake!spring formal. AND DO NOT EVEN GET ME TALKING ABOUT THE BUS SCENE. Lana/Whitney >>>> Clark/Lana, seriously. DAMMIT LANA, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BREAK UP WITH HIM OVER A VIDEO RECORDING?? AUUUUUGH. Anyway. The second cap of this set slays me! HANDHOLDING!



Man, I really, really wish that Whitney and Lana could have had a TRAGIC, LONG DISTANCE LOVE AFFAIR. Because S2 Clark/Lana annoys me like you would not BELIEVE. THEY ARE NOT LIKE ADORABLE PUPPY DOGS ANYMORE.



I could not STAND the notion of Lex/Lana for the longest time. But, well. They're...kind of - cute?



FIRST: I always thought Clark and Lana were really lovely and delightful in S1, and I will stand by that until the day I die. SECOND: does anyone else think that the stained glass panel thing behind Lana in the first cap looks like Lex and Lana together? AM I JUST BEING DELUSIONAL?



A SKANKY LANA IS THE BEST LANA. When she was all, "All I used to do was whine about my dead parents," I just about fell off my bed in glee. I don't really mind all her Dead Parents angst, but it was just immensely refreshing to hear.



YEAH, OK, THAT WAS PRETTY HOT.

Kids, Please Get Married And Have Adorable, Smiley Children
I didn't really like Chloe for the LONGEST TIME in S1. I mean, I thought she was kinda OK, but not really too special. Then the last two episodes happened. And things - changed. A LOT.



Handholding!!! Here, I was all aboard the Clark/Chloe train, and all, but I NEVER COULD HAVE PREDICTED HOW MUCH THESE TWO WOULD MAKE MY HEART SWELL MASSIVELY UP WITH LOVE.



LOOK HOW BIG THEY'RE SMILING. One thing that I really, really love about Clark and Chloe being together is that they're always smiling toothily at each other. Clark and Lana just kind of...stare angstily at each other, with occasional smiles of adoration.



CHEEK KISSING!!!!! AT THIS POINT I WAS BASICALLY LIKE, "GOD, WHATEVER, I GIVE UP. PLEASE GET MARRIED AND HAVE LOVELY, SMILEY BABIES AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. LANA WHO?"



LOOK AT THEIR FACES. CLARK IN THAT LAST CAP! THEY MAKE ME SMILE LIKE A LOON. (Sidenote: I love how whenever I talk about Clark/Lana, my commentary is always "They're pretty and super [synonym for adorable]!" And with Clark/Chloe, it's "DAJFKLAJFKADJFKL !!!!!!! PLEASE GET MARRIED <3333 !!! LOOK HOW THEY'RE SMILING JAKLFJADKLF" Also, RANDOMLY, even though Clark/Lex is without a question my OTP with this show, I NEVER FEEL LIKE PICSPAMMING THEM. Mostly because they're never smiling adoringly at each other, or you know, engaging in Pretty Kissing.)

CLAAAAAARK!!! (Or: Shut Up With Your Face, Tom Welling)
I can pretty much say for sure that if I'd watched Smallville during my preteen years, I'd have been one of those crazy chicks who doodled 'Mrs. Clark Kent' on all her notebooks. Sad, but true. I JUST LOVE HIM SO MUCH, GOD LOOK AT HIS FAAAAACE!



The fact that Clark Kent reads self-help books will never not be funny to me. Oh, Clark!






CLARK, I HEART YOU. YOU ARE GORGEOUS WHEN YOU'RE SMILING AND SHOULD DO IT MORE OFTEN. ALSO, PLEASE BE KISSING MORE PEOPLE. PREFERABLY WITH YOUR SHIRT OFF.



BATTLESTAR GALACTICA


Tricia Helfer Is Really Pretty. Like, Really

I started watching BSG for Six (um, and because all the icons were really pretty, SHUT UP) and it was so worth it. SO WORTH IT.



HUMANITY'S CHILDREN ARE RETURNING HOME. (I love the beginning of the mini!)



I really need to start picspamming BSG. This show is so frakking gorgeous.



I LOVE THIS SCENE MORE THAN OXYGEN. One that that really depresses me about S2 is that there's no more 'they look and feel human' in the beginning. THIS SCENEEEEE. Randomly, I am very fond of that streak of red by Gaius' head. Pretty!



I love how tall Six is! I do not, however, love her weird ass fuzzy coat.



TRICIA HELFER IS THE WORLD'S MOST PERFECT SPECIMEN OF PRETTY. OF THIS, I AM SURE. It makes so much sense that they cast her as a Cylon! SHE IS TOO PERFECT LOOKING TO BE HUMAN.




Faaaaaces! Also, look at the way her hair falls!





AJFKDAJFKLAFJKLADJFKL OTP OTP OTP



BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER


Faith Lehane Engaging In Various Shenanigans

I was a bit iffy on Faith at first, but JEEZ LOUISE SHE WAS AMAZING. And "Enemies" will forever be one of my favorite episodes.



Faith/Angel! They're not my favorite, but I've always been really, really fond of that kiss. And also the scene where Faith shows off her shiny, new boyfriend to the Mayor.



But obviously, Faith/Angel pales considerably to the giant mountain of chemistry Eliza and SMG had. DAAAAMN. Also, it saddens me that couldn't find a cap of Faith hovering over Buffy with the knife in the wall. COME ON, INTERNET, ICONS OF THAT CAP ARE EVERYWHERE.



AJDAKFJADLFJADKLSFJK FOREHEAD KISSING!!! I think I might like Buffy/Faith more than Buffy/Angel, AND THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING. I don't knowwwww! Just - forehead kissing (WHICH BUFFY RETURNS IN THE SEASON FINALE WHEN FAITH'S IN A COMA)!



GOSSIP GIRL


OTP! OTP! OTP! OTP! OTP!

God, I have loved and adored Blair/Nate since the beginning, but I've never really been able to put my finger on why. Ultimately, I think it's 'cause the Childhood Sweethearts cliche is just one of those thing that really does it for me. Also, Chace and Leighton are really pretty and do a lot of Pretty Kissing, and just - I DON'T KNOW, I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT. I HEART THEM FOREVER.



OH MY GOD THIS SCENE!!!! THE SCENE. It's kind of everything I want in a kiss? It's generally cute and angst free! Two characters are moving forward in their relationship (they're about to take like, 500 huge steps backwards because of frigging Gossip Girl but LET'S JUST IGNORE THAT FOR NOW)! Blair and Nate are looking extra pretty! And then there's the smiling and the gentle face touching and Blair sitting in his lap. THIS SCENNNNNNEEEE.



Bonus Blair/Nate mini!spam because none of the cap sites I went to had enough variation for me to do full sets for all the scenes I wanted. Also, my Internet connection was being Made of Fail so I kinda gave up on the extensive screencap search. ANYWAY. THEY ARE SO LOVELY Y/Y?

Shiny Happy People
I was never really all that fond of Nate/Serena until S2. Where they were cute and delightful and smiled a lot. They haven't really gotten...any development at all since "Summer, Kind of Wonderful" though, which is sort of sadmaking.



THIS WILL FOREVER BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE SEQUENCES. Serena's face! All, "NATE, WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT YOUR UNFORTUNATE HABIT OF FALLING OUT OF WINDOWS HALF-CLOTHED."



I really love that Serena is the kind of friend who will NAG YOU UNTIL YOU FIX YOUR LIFE. I also really love that Nate spends most of the episode being slightly terrified of her and trying to run away.



THIS SET IS SO UGLY AND RADIOACTIVE, AND FOR THAT I AM SORRY. But the important thing is that Nate and Serena are the BEST at being BFFs. She punches him in the shoulder! They smile winningly at each other!



OVER OF MY FAVORITE KISSES EVER. IT'S SO PRETTY. And I love that Serena just sprung it on him out of the blue (oh, making Married People Jealous tactics)! And then both of them kind of really getting into it! THE GIGGLING AFTERWARD!!! And OK, this kiss is why - even though I heart Nate/Blair forever, and all that - I would be totally elated if Nate and Serena got together. Both of them lack the Really Scary Issues Blair and Chuck have when it comes to love and trust, so their romance would pretty much be...THIS EPISODE. Being friends + kissing! Because Serena knows when to push, and Nate's pride doesn't get in the way of accepting her help and advice. AND I THINK THEY BOTH DESERVE A RELATIONSHIP THAT'S MOSTLY STRESS FREE. Also, on the shallow side, they have the prettiest hair on the Upper East Side. COULD YOU IMAGINE HOW BEAUTIFUL THEIR CHILDREN WOULD BE?



G-CHAT


Me + Moog = Ridiculousness Galore

This afternoon was pretty much me picspamming in between chatting with [livejournal.com profile] moogle62. Many topics were touched upon (DanRad! Our weird and slightly guilty relationship with Keira Knightley! Emma Watson's eyebrows!) but I bring to you MY FAVORITES: Why Odysseus Sucks and Thoughts On Gossip Girl.






SUPERNATURAL


Alona Tal Is Sort Of Ridiculously Lovely

I found an unfinished Jo Harvelle picspam that I'd once started for...some purpose! So I finished it! I know a lot of people do not like her, but as long as she isn't having Contrived Sexual Tension with Dean I think she's pretty damn awesome. Also, this picspam cemented my Alona Tal for Felicity Worthington decision. LOOK AT THAT FACE.



I WANT HER HAIR SO BAD. MAYBE EVEN MORE THAN I WANT SERENA'S.



These are total Felicity faces, are they not? I think I see Alona more as Fee than Jo now, honestly. I AM A LAME LAMER.



Dean/Jo sickens me, but I will never not love this sequence. GOD, THE FACES!!!



I don't even remember what's going on in half of these, but who cares? SHE IS SO GORGEOUS. Also, Felicity faces!



I could totally get behind Jo/Sam, not gonna lie. And is that an awesome angle, or what?



I LOVE HER FACE (I'M REALLY DEEP, GUYS).


Please do not go off and use these for iconning purposes and whatnot! If you are truly enamored with one of these, just ask and I can probably crop you a nifty icon, or something.

Comments

[identity profile] dollsome.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
Oh my God, oh my God, this post, this post! I'm freaking out with how much I love you!!

1. Oh AWWWWW Alexis and Aly and baby!!! The fact that they are married and now a HAPPY FAMILY will never stop making me gleeful. ♥ for LIFE!

2. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, KAWYER IS DESTINY, OKAY. I mean, I get that I do not ship them anymore in a "they should end up together!" way because Darlton are bitches and Sawyer/Juliet is sweet and lovely and healthy and GOOD, but I am pretty sure that Kate and Sawyer are each other's soulmates, all the time. And things like them being skanky minor characters on Angel and Smallville just PROVES IT! They are also Mr. and Mrs. Cool Water Fragrance. They are destiny in the most far-reaching and arbitrary of ways. It's just true. KAWYER.

3. I don't know who these girls are, but they are cute and kind of slutty!

4. Oh my God, shut up, you are making me miss Smallville a lot. In a way where I am suddenly sad that I'm not watching Smallville, and I just felt this overwhelming urge to immediately ILLEGALLY ACQUIRE SOME SMALLVILLE AND WATCH IT. What is this feeling. Whyyy? I suddenly miss its bright pretty colours and its lameness and being hit over the head like a flobbityjillion times by the fail of Clark/Lana! (Also, I totally agree, they were cute in season one. Even I wasn't really offended by them!!)

+ I remember I really got all "awww" over Lana/Whitney, too! YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

+ Except then I scrolled down and there was LEX/LANAAAAAAAA and I think my heart did a dance or something, GODDAMN, they are AWESOME and PRETTY! This! Let's all take a moment to THIS! It still gets me all swoony! And then we studied that poem in my poetry class this semester, and guess what I learned? It's about God. It's a sonnet, to God. "Dear God, please metaphorically rape me. Love, John Donne." Don't care. Still sexy. It's Lex and Lana's fault. Iiii love them.

+ So does the wall art at the coffeeshop! That is AWESOME.

+ SKANKY POSSESSED LANA BEING ALL SKANKY ON LEX. Oh God, I SUDDENLY MISS THEM SO. God God God God ("I wrote you another love poem! This one's pretty awesome. Would you maybe please fill my soul with holiness already? Check a) yes, b) no, c) maybe. Love, John Donne."), I find them so much AWESOMER than anyone should find anything on this silly show.

+ Claaaaaaark/Chloeeeeeee! Oh jeez, the end of season one made me ship them so ardently, so much, so madly! OHHHH.

+ I just scrolled down only to find CLARK READING A SELF-HELP BOOK. This post is like MADE OF ALL MY MYRIAD JOYS.

5. OH GOD, it's Battlestar! I feel like I'm eventually destined to cave and watch this darn show, and not just because it would win me points in the eyes of my ~one true unrequited love~. It kind of just seems legitimately COOL.

(Also, what up, fabulous gay bff from Bridget Jones!)

6. FAITH!!! Oh, gosh, I love Faith! She is one of my very favourite things about Buffy.

FAITH/BUFFY. SEXY FOREHEAD KISSING. HELL YEAH. Oh, God, I love them! And one time a couple years ago, I watched "Bad Girls" with the commentary, and the writer was talking about Faith/Buffy and how it was on purpose, and while it no doubt was, there was just something thrilling to me about getting writery confirmation that the subtext was all gloriously INTENTIONAL.

(Even though, well, duh.)

7. Okay, darnit, I know nothing of Gossip Girl! Or Supernatural! However: bwahahaha. SUCK IT, ODYSSEUS. I agree. That dude's a moron. (Also, relatedlyish, The Penelopeiad by Margaret Atwood is really cool.)
[identity profile] sophieisgod.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
YOUR ICON, YOUR ICON! Stardust is so very delightful.

WATCH BSG. IT IS GLOOMY AND SEXY AND WONDERFUL! And also Bridget Jones' fabulous gay BFF did my degree! Like, he did English at my uni! Sometimes, I roam the concrete halls with my head cocked, trying to catch his scent. SO CLEARLY YOU SHOULD WATCH BSG.

WORD WORD WORD to the Atwood rec!
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
I LOVE HOW THIS COMMENT IS LONGER THAN LIKE 90% OF MY ENTRIES.

3. Ohhhh the magnificent power of Bleighton! They are from Gossip Girl, so it is their job to be at least mildly slutty in photoshoots. BUT THIS ONE TOOK IT TO EXTREME, FOR SERIOUS. In the awesomest way ever!

4. I LOVE IT WHENEVER THIS SHOW TALKS ABOUT POETRY. Because it always cues poor, confused Clark making a series of increasingly bewildered faces and Lana and Weirdo Of The Week giving him a bunch of, "What is WRONG with you, you moron?" looks.

5. IT ISSSSS!!!! SO MUCH SO! The mini-series is kind of confusing at first because a lot of the dudes looks similar-ish and they're all wearing uniforms, and there are A LOT OF THEM. But once you get a handle on who everyone is, things get even more fantastically awesome. Also, THE SHIPS ON THIS SHOW ARE A+++ SPECTACULAR. I am a shipping machine!

6. FOREHEAD KISSING IS FOREVER MY FAVORITE. (Especially of the reciprocal variety!!) I think I need to do a forehead!kissing spam once I get Photoshop (and, you know, A COMPUTER) back.

and the writer was talking about Faith/Buffy and how it was on purpose, and while it no doubt was, there was just something thrilling to me about getting writery confirmation that the subtext was all gloriously INTENTIONAL.

!!! OH THAT IS JUST THE MOST PERFECT THING OF MY DAY.

7. Gossip Girl comes with my recommendation! It is deliciously bitchy and things get really ridiculous a lot of the time, but the writing's pretty stellar, everyone is GORGEOUS, there's a lot of pretty clothes!porn and good hair, and the characters are really phenomenal unless the writers are being stupid that week!
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[identity profile] auroraprimavera.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)
You are ALL EPIC with this. And your commentary?? SPECIALLY W/ SAMLLVILLE??? WIN.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Hee, thank you!
[identity profile] fireflower314.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
Yay picspam!

- I cannot get over how cute the picture of Alexis and Alyson and their daughter is. So cute!

- Waaaaaay back when I watched Smallville (it was when ABC Family first aired the older seasons, I think when season four was airing on The WB) I was a total Clana shipper in season one, I remember that. I got tired of them (or, more specifically, Lana) in later seasons but I did love them in that one. I totally forgot about Whitney, and now I feel bad. *hangs head* And yes, Chlark! So cute.

- I swear to god, the first time I watched through Merlin every five seconds I was all "MERLIN WHY DO YOU REMIND ME SO MUCH OF CLARK KENT". Because it's true. (But Merlin is better- nothing against Clark, it's just that, well, Merlin).

- Faith/Buffy OTP!

- I couldn't stand Blair/Nate in season one (I was a total Chuck/Blair, Chuck/Nate and Serena/Nate shipper), but season's two's version of Blair/Nate is my new favorite thing about the show. Nate actually cares about her this time around, which makes all the difference. (And god, I hate what the show's done to Chuck/Blair and to Chuck in general this season).

- Gossip Girl question: where did you get the screencaps for the Nate/Serena bit? Because she's so gorgeous in her white dress and I've always wanted a really good icon of her in those scenes but they're impossible to find, it seems like, so I figured I'd try to make one myself.

- I should add that Nate in general is my new favorite thing about Gossip Girl. I always liked him but he didn't really stand out to me, but ever since the show came back from the Christmas hiatus he's been amazingly precious and I just flail over him every single episode. (And he and Dan are such boyfriends, it's adorable! If we can't get decent Nate and Chuck scenes anymore, at least he gets to be precious with Dan and now Blair, too). And I really wish the show would give us more OT4 scenes. I do like Dan and even Jenny to an extent, but I watch for the Upper East Siders, man.

- Nate and Arthur would have ridiculously attractive children.

- I wish Supernatural would bring Ellen and Jo back. They were awesome.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Clark Kent really confuses me, sometimes. Like, I have always been very much of the opinion that Batman >>> Superman, because DUH, but...Clark! I ADORE HIM AND HIS STUPID FACE SOOOOO MUCH. POSSIBLY MORE THAN I ADORE MERLIN? IT'S, ER, COMPLICATED. Basically, Tom Welling and my hormones have conspired to ruin my life. And succeeded. Thanks a lot, Smallville.

Word on Nate! He's always been my absolute favorite for reasons unknown but this season has given us some ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC Nate stuff, which is like heaven for me basically. Except better. ALL OF MY S2 GOSSIP GIRL THOUGHTS, HERE THEY ARE.

Caps are from Home of the Nutty!
[identity profile] burningqueen.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
I too like Lana in S1. And other times too, but especially S1. I've never fully understood the ~~~extreme hate the fandom has for her. And Clark/Lana was truly adorable. They're my favorite ship from that era, no doubt. <33 LOL I had no idea people actually shipped Whitney/Lana. :/ Perhaps because he's been out of the picture so long I rarely give him much thought these days.

Jo! I never really hated her either. I wasn't fond of Dean/Jo but, like you said, by herself she was cool. Too bad the fandom is scary and slaughtered her.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Totally! I think a lot of people thought she was too perfect or something, and she really kind of was, only I feel she was also screwed up enough that it was endearing instead of annoying? I mean, she talked to her DEAD PARENTS at who-knows-what-o' clock in morning in a DESERTED GRAVEYARD. Does that say "balanced individual" to you, seriously? Also, her insistence that everything remain the Same and Perfect is KIND OF DISTURBING, HONESTLY.
[identity profile] burningqueen.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
I mean, she talked to her DEAD PARENTS at who-knows-what-o' clock in morning in a DESERTED GRAVEYARD. Does that say "balanced individual" to you, seriously?

Clark: I'm hanging out in a graveyard, does that sound like okay behavior?
Lana: Hey, I'm here too.
[identity profile] aestheticized.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
BEST EVER. SO MUCH PRETTY IN ONE POST. ♥ ♥ ♥
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
♥!!!
[identity profile] sophieisgod.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
EPIC POST IS EPIC AND AMAZING

Denisofs! OH MY DAYS, SO PRECIOUS. With their teeny-tiny baby girl!

AHAHAHAHA LANA. Also, I had completely forgotten that Whitney (AHAHAHA THAT IS A LADY'S NAME), y'know, existed! SO THANKS FOR THAT. Although, heh, his jaw kind of remindsme of CREEPY MCSHOOTERSON. Vickie has a ~type~? CHLOEIS MY FAVOURITE FOREVER. Clark is still inextricably linked with special!CWRPS in my mind, AND THAT IS THE WAY I LIKE IT.

INTERGALACTIC CROSS-SPECIES OTP, OTP! Love those crazy sexy kids. And James Callis did my degree!

Ohhh, Nate Archibald. He is just... such an adorable dingbat. WHY ARE THERE STILL NO GG/MERLIN CROSSOVERS??? UNACCEPTABLE. NATE + ARTHUR MUST SURELY = SOMETHING APPROACHING IMPOSSIBLE LEVELS OF JOY. Annnnnd I am way behind on GG but Nate/Serena were adorable in the S2 premiere! With the friendly disapproval and the kissing and the whole thing where they are BUNDLES OF SUNSHINE AND JOYYYYY.

Yay classics! You and Moog are so effing fabulous. I don't hate Odysseus, though! I love how all the Greek heroes are kind of massive douches (NOT HECTOR, NEVER HECTOR! Although he's Trojan so he doesn't really count anyway. AHA! MY DATA REMAINS UNSKEWED!)! I actively enjoy that about them. I love that Odysseus manages to get EVERY SINGLE ONE of his men killed and spends eight years hanging out with goddesses having island!sex before rocking up on Ithaca. I CANNOT HELP BUT LAUGH AT THE FRONT OF IT. And I love how Athene kind of loves his wily douchery smarts and looks out for him because he is HER BOY. I especially love the crafty Greeks when compared with the SELF-RIGHTEOUS SNOOZE-INDUCING PRICKFEST THAT IS THE AENEID, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. I HATE YOU, AENEAS. SERIOUSLY. Roman values are way less fun than Greek shenanigans.

[livejournal.com profile] dollsome is right, though, you should definitely read The Penelopiad. NO ONE IS FIERCER THAN MAGGIE A. Also it is pretty short and considerately formatted with very few words on a page!

"Sundrenched World"! I do enjoy that song rather a lot, but because of a fanvid (WHAT ELSE?) there are all these Rory/Dean Gilmore Girls assosciations that I would rather were not there.

ALONNNNAAAAA! Prettiest hair ever? Possiblement. And I could definitely see her as Fee (I will even quell my customary NOT BRITISH OUT OUT OUT protests because she is so very lovely!). I still can't quite believe that SPN just, like, WROTE OUT THE ROADHOUSE. FAIL FAIL FAIL. I mean, I know it happened a long time ago, but I'm new! For me the grief is still too near.

FABULOUS, THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE ♥
[identity profile] dollsome.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
And I love how Athene kind of loves his wily douchery smarts and looks out for him because he is HER BOY.

I think you just made me ship Odysseus/Athena, WHAT.
[identity profile] sophieisgod.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
UM, YES. They could be all fabulous and wisecracking in a 1930s/40s screwball comedy manner! And he would keep trying to seduce her but she's all "Sorry, pal, VIRGIN GODDESS" but secretly loving it and threatening him with her spear and shit like that and mocking him for getting stuck with Clingy Ol' Caypso for seven years. OH MY GOD WHY DOES THIS NOT EXIST ALREADY?
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
ALSO, NOW THAT YOU BROUGHT THIS UP, I REMEMBER WHO ODYSSEUS KEEPS REMINDING ME OF: ROBIN.
[identity profile] moogle62.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
AKJSBCKABK WHAT WHAT WHAT IS THIS PREFERENCE OF THE ODYSSEY? I mean, yes, The Aeneid is boring as all hell, but FREAKING ODYSSEUS, GODDD.

Okay, Aeneas sucks too. Like, a lot. BUT AT LEAST MOST OF HIS MEN ARE NOT DEAD. Have you seen The Aeneid - Facebook style? Because that, like, made my life.

ALSO HECTOR IS AWESOME. I LOVE THAT THERE'S A LINE SOMEWHERE IN THE ILLIAD IN WHICH HE BASICALLY SAYS, "NO, PARIS CAN'T FIGHT, HIS HAIR IS TOO PRETTY." Winnnn. Also, he was rly hot in Troy. THAT FILM SCREWED OVER CLASSICS SO MUCH, BUT IT WAS STILL REALLY FUN! I am a terrible, terrible person.

Speaking of The Penelopiad (as, er, you were), have you read 'Weight' by Jeanette Winterson? It's in the same Myths series. I LOVE IT. SO, SO MUCH.
[identity profile] sophieisgod.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
SORRY, HE IS HILARIOUS IN HIS AWFUL INEPTITUDE AND SELF-BELIEF, WHICH FOR ME TRUMPS DULL. I just can't bring myself to give a shit about Aeneas at all; he's just cardboard, he doesn't seem to have any feelings/motivations PLUS HE IS A TOTAL MUMMY'S BOY. And he was a shit to Dido. SOME EPIC ROMANCE YOU HAD GOING THERE, PAL. Enjoy your loveless marriage!

AHAHA, I cannot lie, I kind of love Troy. FOR SO MANY REASONS. Mainly Eric Bana-shaped reasons, but also for the mythology!fuckery, de-gayification of Achilles/Patroclus, Bean!Odysseus, the decision to stage the war over a weekend as opposed to ten years... IT'S ALL GOOD STUFF. Especially that bit where Orlando Bloom is all "Let us flee this place! I can hunt rabbits!"

HOMG I LOVE WEIGHT EVEN MORE THAN THE ATWOOD. I haven't read it for a few years but it was FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. YES. I really need to read more of the Canongate Myths; I've got Ali Smith's Girl Meets Boy kicking about somewhere so I should get on that.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Have you seen The Aeneid - Facebook style?

FORK THIS LINK OVER, MISSY.
[identity profile] moogle62.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 22nd, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
TAH-DAH.

ALSO, IT IS AWESOME.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
IF I END UP GETTING ANYTHING WRITTEN ON THE GGRL/MERLIN FRONT DURING THE HIATUS OF DOOM, I SHALL PING IT TO YOU IMMEDIATELY.

I didn't really hate Odysseus so much as I hated the ENTIRE ODYSSEY. I couldn't even get into the crazy sorceress stuff! THE ONLY THING I WAS REMOTELY INTERESTED IN WAS THE MASS SLAUGHTER AT THE END. Spark Notes sort of saved my life with that book (it's a good thing I'm never majoring in English. My disinterest in classics is probably SHAMEFUL). Bwahaha, we're reading the Aeneid in Latin this marking period! Annnnd NEXT YEAR, TOO. HOPEFULLY I LIKE IT MORE THAN YOU DO.
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[identity profile] wondygal.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 19th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
BEST. POST. EVER. IT MADE ALL :D:D:D:D:D

Oh man is Alexis Denisof taking that picture himself? His arm looks like it could be holding a camera. That just makes me love him EVEN MORE.
[identity profile] lovestories.livejournal.com wrote:
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Oh man, IT TOTALLY DOES. Alexis and Alyson are the cutest in the universe!!

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