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2009-01-25 04:13 pm

i can't see me loving nobody but you

I watched "Imagine Me & You" last night because [ profile] dollsome told me to, and OH MY GOOOOOD. The story is just so enchanting and cleverly written, and though it does drift off into the land of slight cheesiness near the end, it is just so, SO, superb (and "Happy Together" - ONE OF MY FAVORITEST SONGS IN THE UNIVERSE - is the montage song at the end!).

And the acting, Jesus Christ. The cast is fantastic and while some parts make you feel like you are about to explode with GLEE, some parts hurt so much it's like they yanked your heart out of your chest and put it through a paper shredder. All the characters are so much fun and so realistic; from the main couple, Rachel and Luce (Luce is played by the incredible Lena Headey, and let me say, it is SO STRANGE to see her play a character who isn't constantly being kickass and shooting people in the face, at first, but she pulls it off INCREDIBLY), to H, Rachel's precocious and adorable little sister, to Hec, Rachel's husband (played by the amazing and drool-worthy Matthew Goode!) - which is especially lovely, since usually the antagonist in romantic comedies is a total caricature, and not sympathetic AT ALL. Everyone has wonderful chemistry, the relationships are well-formed and believable, and it's such a legitimately good movie. Also, who should show up at the end but ANGEL COULBY? Acting wonderfully Gwen-like and generally being adorable!

In addition, it is SO BEAUTIFUL. Like, full on "Notes On A Scandal" beautiful. So beautiful, that I felt the urge to picspam, and what was supposed to be a maybe 40 cap affair turned into 100+ caps. Er, oops?

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? )
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2009-01-24 09:25 pm

a fragment of light // brideshead revisited // charles/sebastian

Title: A Fragment Of Light
Fandom: Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Pairing: Charles/Sebastian
Spoilers/Warnings (if any): General spoilers for the movie.
Notes: Because this movie ate my LIFE, and Charles/Sebastian makes my heart all light and fluttery in a way that is usually reserved for pairings that are on my TV screen for more than one hour and forty minutes. Special thanks goes to [ profile] dollsome, whose awesome picspam made me watch the movie in the first place (and who provided the caps for the cover art). Enjoy! Comment if you download, and all that jazz.

15 songs in a .zip file + artwork and track listing under the cut )
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2009-01-13 09:12 pm

short skirt, long jacket // gossip girl // blair waldorf

Title: Short Skirt, Long Jacket
Song: "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" by Cake
Duration: 2:10 minutes
Character/Pairing: Blair Waldorf
Spoilers: Clips up to 2x10: Bonfire of the Vanity, but not particularly spoilery
Summary: Blair Waldorf? Bitch is awesome.
Watch: iMeem, YouTube link coming momentarily
Download: 17.2 MB WMV file @ Mediafire
Disclaimer: All clips & media copyright their respective owners. I own nothing.

Lyrics, notes, and embedded iMeem stream )
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2009-01-04 05:31 pm

pocketful of sunshine // know not why // gen

Title: Pocketful Of Sunshine
Fandom: Know Not Why by [ profile] dollsome
Pairing: N/A
Spoilers/Warnings (if any): N/A
Notes: I present to you a Kristy Quincy mixtape! Specifically, a Kristy Quincy, 'songs to cheer you up :D' mixtape. Because [ profile] dollsome asked, and I think we've already established that I'm the easiest thing since...oh I don't even know, SOMETHING EASY. Also, yes, the post-it on the cover is on top of someone's math homework. Why? Because I was procrastinating on MY math homework while I was making it. Hannah, hopefully you are INSPIRED. ♥ Enjoy!

16 songs in a .zip file + artwork and track listing under the cut )
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2008-12-28 09:28 pm

made my blood thump 7-8-9 // gen

Annnnd now we have mix request number two! Several of these songs are in Japanese (OH JPOP), but I feel not knowing the lyrics does not detract from any awesome dancing that you might partake in. Though I am pretty sure - judging from the English bits they sing anyway ('in your body, let's get naughty, in your body, just shake your body') -  that it's all slinky, sexy stuff.

There is actually quite a lot of slinky, sexy stuff on here, because THAT IS MOSTLY WHAT I DANCE TO. But there are also songs for ridiculous flailing ("Girlfriend", I'm looking at you), so if slinking is not your thing, WORRY NOT.

Also, FUN FACT, "Buttons" is totally my secretly-filthy!Colin theme song, YES IT IS. Enjoy! ♥

made my blood thump 7-8-9
(music for dancing in your room and shaking out your new and awesome haircut :: for [ profile] sophieisgod)


CSS music is my hot, hot sex
NAMIE AMURO violet sauce (spicy)
BRITNEY SPEARS kill the lights
KATY PERRY i kissed a girl
AVRIL LAVIGNE girlfriend
I HATE KATE then you kiss
THE GOSSIP standing in the way of control (soulwax mix)
TIGRAH japanese queen
SHAKIRA objection (tango)
THE KILLS sour cherry

.zip @ mediafire
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2008-12-28 07:22 pm

summer warmed the open window of her honeymoon // gen

The first of the mix requests! I, personally, will listen to ANYTHING when I sleep, so I took ten of the laziest, driftiest, 'rainy Sunday morning in bed'-iest songs off my headache playlist to put this together. Enjoy. ♥

summer warmed the open window of her honeymoon
(music to fall asleep to :: for [ profile] brightedelweiss)


IRON AND WINE passing afternoon
MAZZY STAR into dust
OVER THE RHINE drunkard's prayer
NORAH JONES come away with me
THE HUSH SOUND you are the moon
ANNA NALICK forever love (digame)
EVA CASSIDY fields of gold

.zip @ mediafire
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2008-12-26 10:48 pm

accidentally in love // know not why // gen, howie/arthur

Title: Accidentally In Love
Fandom: Know Not Why by [ profile] dollsome
Pairing: Gen, Howie/Arthur
Spoilers/Warnings (if any): All chapters, plus added speculation.
Notes: Once upon a time, I promised [ profile] dollsome a slice of the fashion!AU for her birthday. Then I got struck by a seriously crippling case of writer's block. So recently I was pondering exactly what I should give her in replace, and this idea hit me like a ton of bricks. I was going to wait a little longer before doing this (to let the plot of Know Not Why unfold more), only then I realized it would be TOTALLY LAME to give someone a birthday gift for 2008 in 2009, so HERE IT IS.

[ profile] dollsome: my love for your Krafty Times fic has now soared past the line for 'probably unhealthy' and into 'psychotic stalker' territory, it appears. However, it doesn't even come close to my love for YOU (UM, HOPEFULLY THAT DOESN'T COME ACROSS AS TOTALLY CREEPY. ...IT TOTALLY DID, DIDN'T IT?). You are an intelligent, enthusiastic, and terribly fun person and I am so proud to call you one of my LJ friends. ♥

Happy extremely belated birthday Hannah! (Also, there is a movie poster version of the artwork here, because I am a loser and really wanted to make one. Also, also, I think you mentioned that Sendspace worked best for you, so I uploaded the .zip there as well as on Mediafire.)

16 songs in a .zip file + artwork and track listing under the cut )
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2008-12-24 07:54 am

the heart was rejected by the host // doctor who // doctor/master

Title: The Heart Was Rejected By the Host
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Doctor/Master
Spoilers/Warnings (if any): General series spoilers up to 3x13 "Last of the Time Lords".
Notes: [ profile] bornbackwards requested a Doctor/Master mix, so here it is (er, I'm not really sure what's going on with the cover art. IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME)! The mix starts from when the Doctor and the Master were at the Academy on Gallifrey, and stretches to the S3 finale. Happy Christmas, Sheena. ♥ Enjoy! Comment if you download, and feel free to drop me a note if you only want one or two songs and I'll upload them for you ASAP.

(Also, my view on the Doctor and Master's youth was largely shaped by the ton of fanfic I consumed back when my Doctor Who obsession was at its prime, so I present to you what's basically morphed into my entire personal canon on the issue: the naming of things by [ profile] ariastar. It's very, very lovely and totally worth a read even if you're not downloading this thing.)

16 songs in a .zip file + artwork and track listing under the cut )
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2008-12-19 06:57 am

Salad: The Devil's Food (Shut Up, Katie) // Merlin RPF // Colin/Bradley

Title: Salad: The Devil's Food (Shut Up, Katie)
Fandom: Merlin RPF
Character/Pairing: Colin/Bradley, appearances by Angel and Katie
Rating: PG
Word Count: 463
Summary: Bradley hated salad. And Katie. And everyone.
Notes: Tiny drabble about Bradley hating salad that I wrote for [ profile] maz4pj's Merlin Finale Epic Spampost Party and cleaned up a bit.

Well go on then, eat it. )
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2008-12-16 06:29 pm

your hair, your eyes, your old levi's

1. Post about something that made you happy today even if it's just a small thing.
2. Do this everyday for eight days without fail.
3. Tag eight of your friends to do the same.

Day Three ;

(01) This thread between me and [ profile] thisissirius. Also known as, 'Hey look, I made icons for the first time in a year!' I am weirdly fond of the salad one, guys. LIKE, SO FOND I'D ACTUALLY USE IT IF I WAS AT THE 'S' PART OF THE ALPHABET.


(02) Being almost a fifth through my 'Twenty Assorted Facts About the Merlin Cast' fic! Also, is there anything you guys would like to see in there? The Paperclip Incident is going in, as well as Broom Cupboard Shenanigans (requested by [ profile] sophieisgod), and Katie's Glasses (I COULDN'T RESIST) so if there's any weird, little, details you want me to throw in, drop me a note and I'll see if I can write it.

(03) I am nearly done with the Merlin RPF fanmix! FINALLY.
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2008-12-13 01:50 pm

First Breath After Coma // Merlin // Arthur/Merlin

Title: First Breath After Coma
Fandom: Merlin
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Spoilers/Warnings (if any): General series spoilers up to the preview for 1x13, that aired at the end of 1x12 "To Kill a King". The rest is just speculation on my part.
Notes: Oh God, this mix turned into a MONSTER on me. It's an S1 finale mix, for Arthur and Merlin, divided into two parts. Also, I am weirdly happy with my cover art this time around, despite the simplicity. Enjoy! Comment if you download, and feel free to drop me a note if you only want one or two songs and I'll upload them for you ASAP.

25 songs in a .rar file + artwork and track listing under the cut )
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2008-12-10 10:15 pm

This House Is On Fire // Merlin // Uther/Morgana

Title: This House Is On Fire
Fandom: Merlin
Pairing: Uther/Morgana
Spoilers/Warnings (if any): General series spoilers up to 1x12 "To Kill a King"
Notes: For all the Uther/Morgana fans on my f-list. Because I couldn't ask for a more awesome group of people to share in the colour-coded, sexylicious, clothes!porn, glove!porn, imprisoning, hate!sexing fires of the kinkiest ship on Merlin. Happy JESUS CHRIST THE FINALE IS ON SATURDAY week!

15 songs in a .rar file + artwork and track listing under the cut )
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2008-12-09 11:30 pm

this tinderbox is gonna blow in your face

This month's challenge at [ profile] picspammy is Favorite People, and for anyone who's been on my f-list for longer than a week, this one's kind of a no-brainer. There are 37 HUGE images in this thing, so if you have dial-up, stay FAR, FAR away.

Katie McGrath

One Katie McGrath Picspam To Rule Them All )

Despite this taking up, like, five hours, I kind of want to do it for Colin and Bradley now. WOULD THAT BE TOTALLY RIDICULOUS?
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2008-12-07 08:14 pm

i got caught up in the storm


I'm not trying to cause a big sensation,
I'm just talkin' 'bout my epic gay destiny.

Which song was this lyric from?
Get your own lyrics:

Er, anyway. I was planning on answering all the comments to the pie!fic, and then writing more of the pony!fic (plus PI-Katie!fic), only I have this headache of epic, head-splitting proportions so I am taking two Advil and going to bed. BUT FIRST. POLL TIME.

[Poll #1311270][Poll #1311270]

BTW, I am only sending fic snippets to people who explicitly requested them because I didn't want to send someone a snippet for something they might HATE. D: (If you happen to want a snippet, and don't remember if you requested one or not, feel free to just holler at me and I will write it down!)
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2008-12-07 09:16 am

Reason #91 Why Flat-Warming Parties Are Overrated // Merlin RPF // Colin/Bradley

Title: Reason #91 Why Flat-Warming Parties Are Overrated: Rocks Fall, People Die (Almost)
Fandom: Merlin RPF
Character/Pairing: Colin/Bradley, appearances by Angel, Katie, and ASH
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2808
Summary: Katie McGrath has a flat-warming party - shenanigans ensue. Or: why making pie at 4 AM is never a good idea.
Notes: Happy (belated) bitrhday [ profile] thisissirius! This fic was supposed to all about PIE, but ended up being all about Bradley at the hospital. I'm not really sure what happened. Massive thanks to [ profile] sophieisgod for betaing and brit-picking this for me (and also helping me come up with a title). I LOVE YOU!

She wakes up with thirty texts in her inbox about some flat-warming party she never agreed to having and seven drunken voicemails from Bradley asking why he wasn’t invited.  )
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2008-12-01 10:01 pm

The Aftermath Of Paperclips And Partial Nudity // Merlin RPF // Colin/Bradley

Title: The Aftermath Of Paperclips And Partial Nudity
Fandom: Merlin RPF
Character/Pairing: Colin/Bradley, appearances by Angel, Katie, and Joe Dempsie
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~800
Summary: In which the Paperclip Incident makes stuff happen. Four separate conversations taking place during another one of those Important Meetings. Prequel-type thing to Passing Notes.
Notes: OK, so. [ profile] doompaw and I wrote this weird comment fic about Katie bullying Bradley, I discussed the repercussions of such an event with [ profile] thisissirius, and then I ran into this conversation I once had about Bradley being weird with [ profile] sophieisgod and this baby was born. YOU CAN BLAME THEM FOR THIS.

Also, while you're here: [ profile] facesofbradley (run by [ profile] thisissirius and [ profile] lonelyfajita), a comm about Bradley's Stupid Face. IT'S AS AWESOME AS IT SOUNDS, AND I LOVE IT TO A RIDICULOUS DEGREE.

Sometimes I think you were raised by Cylons. )
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2008-11-30 08:21 am

Passing Notes // Merlin RPF // Colin/Bradley

Title: Passing Notes
Fandom: Merlin RPF
Character/Pairing: Colin/Bradley, appearances by Angel and Katie
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~500
Summary: Bradley thinks Katie bullies him. And passes notes to Angel during an ~Important Meeting~.
Notes: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS. I blame this on my conversation about what ridiculously charming idiots Bradley and Colin are with [ profile] julesoh, and my conversation about Bradley's chest with [ profile] sophieisgod (beware 1x11 spoilers w/ the link). Enjoy!

Bloody HELL, Bradley! TMI! )
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2008-11-27 07:59 pm

music is my boyfriend

[ profile] sophieisgod, [ profile] dollsome, AND, [ profile] thisissirius have all requested music lately, and since sitting around and rifling through my iPod is one of my lame hobbies, I HAVE OBLIGED. Only, I never have any idea WHAT to upload for people, so this is basically just me going "HERE, HAVE SOME RANDOM LINKS, GUYS!!"

I listen pretty exclusively to female artists, but I know a lot of people on my f-list listen pretty exclusively to male artists SO THIS WORKS OUT PERFECTLY. Also, two OSTs I loved so much that I am sharing them too.

Made of Bricks - Kate Nash
My December - Kelly Clarkson
Little Voice - Sara Bareilles
Speak for Yourself - Imogen Heap

Once More With Feeling (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) OST
Torchwood OST

My Fanmixes
I always feel totally shameful pimping out my own stuff, but I love my mix playlists like PIE. And if there's an artist on there you particularly like, you can come and tackle me and I'll upload what I have of theirs!

I Will Be The Answer (At The End Of The Line) - Arthur/Merlin
She'll Steal Your Heart (To Save Her Skin) - Jenny Humphrey

REMEMBER THIS? Um, I made a playlist just to give myself inspiration as I write, but I ended up turning it into a semi-ficmix (it's not exactly written around songs, so MAYBE IT IS JUST A FIC-BASED FANMIX?).


Dirty Mind - Jethro/Ben

Track listing under the cut, though no art since my manip skillz are non-existent )
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2008-11-27 03:14 pm

she'll steal your heart (to save her skin) // gosip girl // jenny

Title: She'll Steal Your Heart (To Save Her Skin)
Fandom: Gossip Girl
Character: Jenny Humphrey
Spoilers/Warnings (if any): General series spoilers up to 2x11 "The Magnificent Archibalds".
Notes: I don't really know where this came from, but I did really enjoy making it. A mix covering Jenny's crazy journey of self discovery. Enjoy! Comment if you download, and feel free to drop me a note if you only want one or two songs and I'll upload them for you ASAP.

11 songs in a .rar file + artwork and track listing under the cut )
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2008-11-24 07:12 pm

you are such a little slut!

MY EPIC REVIEW OF DIS/CONNECTED. I'm typing as I watch, so there will probably be massive CAPSLOCK contained within.

Dis/Connected - serious thoughts of seriousness ahead )


ETA: Does anyone want me to upload this thing to MegaUpload? IT IS WORTH IT FOR THE FACES, GUYS. DONE.