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([personal profile] raincitygirl Feb. 27th, 2017 07:15 pm)
Today is FIRED. Fired, I tell you! Around 10 am I went to get a coffee and it was snowing. It's nearly March. It's Vancouver. It should not be snowing. Fortunately it had all melted by quitting time and the sun was shining, but the fact remains that I had snowflakes in my hair this morning. Mondays generally suck, but this Monday sucked more than usual.
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LiveJournal has unblocked and whitelisted our webserver IP addresses, so importing, crossposting, and feed accounts should work properly again! Thanks for the quick fix, LJ.
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([personal profile] raincitygirl Feb. 25th, 2017 12:12 pm)
I have had a frelling horrendous week. Just one thing after another. And then last night I was going through my f-list/dwircle for the first time in WEEKS, and stumbled across this video post by [personal profile] selenak, which made me all sniffly. It's about the anti-Nazi WhIte Rose non-violent protest movement in Nazi Germany, which ended up with 3 idealistic university students being executed for the high-crime of distributing anti-regime pamphlets. I'm not kiddingor exaggerating. It's not actually a depressing video, just a sad one, if you get the distinction.

Anyway, I am utterly determined that today I will answer the comments people left me weeks ago, because it's Saturday and I have nothing else to do. Well, I have to take a bath, clean the litter box, get groceries (I have very little food in the house) and take the garbage out, but I don't have to go back to work until Monday, so yay me!
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([personal profile] havocthecat Feb. 24th, 2017 08:49 am)
Still my favorite Project Runway ever, because I love seeing teenagers learning about fashion design, and I love, love, love seeing Tim Gunn acting as a mentor to people who still need to learn from him. That's when you can tell he came into this from being a teacher, and I bet he was such a good one too. He's so good with these kids. They've been blossoming on the show, which is just delightful to watch.

I'm watching the finale and he's meeting the families of the teenagers who are in the finale. It's like a parent/teacher conference, and it's adorable.

It's so much nicer to watch Project Runway Junior than it is to watch the regular Project Runway or the All-Stars show. Even the one episode of Junior that had drama, it was over within an episode, and they had Tim Gunn mediating with both of them. How is it that teenagers have less drama than the adults?
Please help me to entertain myself at work today. I'm already making lists, but they're boring.
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([personal profile] rose_griffes Feb. 19th, 2017 08:51 pm)
Oh, hey there.

TV: Supergirl is off my watch list because 1) it was too hard to stay caught up without episodes on hulu.com, and 2) bad treatment of James Olsen. I may binge-watch on Netflix after season two ends, but it depends on the final result of #2.

The Flash has the same problem in terms of accessibility, but it hasn't yet sidelined an important character of color and swapped his/her romance for a white character yet, so I probably will watch it on Netflix when season four is done.

I finished The Good Place last night and I'm still laughing over some bits and mulling over others. It was a wild ride.

NBC's Timeless is absolutely precious to me. If you're curious, give it two episodes, because the pilot is solid, but some elements really need a second episode to pull together. Fingers crossed that it gets renewed. (Season finale tomorrow night, I think?)

Superstore lost me early in season two. Too many resets on previously-established characterization.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is still good, although there's a mid-season hiatus right now.

Oh! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has actually been interesting enough for me to watch as it airs this season! Usually I binge-watch during the summer.

Emerald City is kinda trash, but it's gorgeous trash. Tarsem Singh (The Fall, The Cell) directed all of the episodes. It's worth a watch just for the visuals. I think the season finale was last night? Haven't had a chance to watch yet.

I've seen four episodes of This Is Us, and I'm absolutely planning on catching up on the rest soon. Which should be easier now that Timeless and Emerald City are done/almost done with their first seasons.

Undecided about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It teeters on that line between funny and squirming in embarrassment for me. (I think it's on season two, but I'm in early season one.)
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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 05:19 pm)
 Hello,

I'm posting this post now because Dreamwidth is officially now my Journaling Home.  I have deleted my Live Journal that I kept for twelve years.  I no longer wanted to support a site owned by a company based in Russia.

So, here I am.  I didn't journal much in 2016, but what I journaled was either 1D, and the five 1D boys, or Game of Thrones.  I've brought over some of my LJ posts, the ones that have been most recently important to me.  These include my One Direction Series posts, which I will soon have safely archived on the Sticky Post and a small amount a fan fiction I once wrote about the movie Sky High.  

I let go of everything else going back to 2005.  This includes The 4400 fandom, Years worth of BSG, My attempts to join TVD and other fandoms, and finally, Game of Thrones.  I have let most of those fandoms go, so I am OK with letting my LJ posts about them go as well.

So HERE I AM!

NOTE TO READERS (If there are any LOL)  Anything below this post is copied over from LJ.  You probably won't be able to make any sense of it and all of it can be accessed through the sticky post archive links.

Anyway - I hope I hope I get some activity on this journal...


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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 05:00 pm)
I haven't meant to be on hiatus, but sometimes that just kind of happens.

1D fandom is in a very bad place, somewhere trapped in a weird suspended animation where nobody knows what is actually going on. You know where that leads to? Fandom Hell. Not really the kind of thing that's fun to report on.

I think the biggest problem is that the fandom had this huge expectation that something big would happen in March - specifically that the band would announce their next plans after the old contracts expired, which was supposedly March.

And then of course, nothing happened. So here we are.

Of course the focal point of all the drama is Louis Tomlinson's three month old son. This innocent boy has literal articles written about him on sites like Buzzfeed reporting fan theories about how he doesn't exist. That his birth certificate is fake even though multiple fans and news organizations have pulled it from the Ventura County courthouse, that every picture of him is photoshopped, that Louis walks around Calabasas, CA with a DOLL in a stroller to make himself look like an attentive father, that infant actors are employed to play the roll of "Freddie Tomlinson" on Louis, Briana, and other family members social media. The list goes on an on.

Literally, this is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen in any fandom. I'm actually quite livid about it. I do what I can to counter this bullshit on Tumblr, and of course many other blogs are as well. But the truth is that this fandom allowed the Larries to entrench themselves so deeply, and so early in the fandom, that there are literally tens of thousands of these Tinhats spreading their beliefs around the internet, that it is very much a Pandora's Box situation. They are able to drum up so much noise that outlets such as TMZ and Buzzfeed picked up the "fake baby" story. And even though both TMZ and Buzzfeed, of course rescinded, and ultimately denied their stories, the fact that they posted them at all just serves to validate those fucking Tinhat parasites.

Like I said, this situation is not good. And the Tinhats weekly set new expectations for their hoards of followers that it's all "so obvious" that it will all be over soon. And the followers just string along, as they have for almost six years, waiting for salvation in the non-existance of a baby, and two pop stars finally announcing their eternal love to prove them right.

So, anyway, Freddie is adorable.

<-- from Louis' instagram
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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 04:57 pm)
I haven't posted in awhile. I think I finally killed myself with the 15 part Tour Recap. LOL. Fortunately, since the boys are definitively on hiatus, there really isn't much going on in the fandom except of course the most epic Ship War I can ever remember, and the vast Larrie Hoard continues their collective tantrum over the fact that Louis Tomlinson is a dad.

For those not in the know, (And I do have followers left over from BSG and TVD and my other previous fandoms for which I'm very grateful!) the baby was born on Jan 21, and has been photographed on several occasions now. Including two beautiful photos on Louis' instagram. The little boy's name is Freddie.

<-- This one was just yesterday.

I have to admit, this pretty much makes me want to melt, and my ovaries feel like they are exploding, but that's just me.

There have also been Numerous people visiting the Ventura County Registrar to get copies of Freddie's birth certificate to prove that he exists. And even so we are dealing with a situation in which the Larrie Hoard's stategy for dealing with is to go on a campaign to prove that Freddie does not in fact exist.  They also planted not one, but two different sex tapes they found online of random women, and spread the belief that these tapes were of Briana.  The idea that Briana is in a sex tape has trended several times now.  No matter how many times it is debunked, the Larries don't really care.

The word I have for this is literal evil.  And there you have it.

Anyway, the 1D world feels like it is very much on hold right now. Supposedly something big will happen in March. So the fandom is collectively holding it's breath for whatever that will be, if anything. Stay tuned.

Brief recap for each boy.  (Except Zayn.  His solo stuff is coming out, and I'm really not into it.)

Niall is on an extended private vacation somewhere out there in the world, and has been almost completely absent on social media since he was papped at the Australian Open in January. Blurry, distant photos have emerged here and there which seem to indicate that he's been in Bali, The Phillipines, and possibly Thailand.

<--Niall, possibly in Thailand

Liam has been seen in the recording studio with Juicy J, and rumored to be working with Jennifer Lopez. He has been mostly in L.A., but like Niall, mostly disappeared for much of February. I can tell you, my Tumblr Dashboard Liam Girls have been bereft during this time. Apparently, at some point, he sneaked out of L.A, and went on a vacation to the Maldives. We know this because someone spotted him leaving the Airport in the Maldives on the 18th, and was mobbed at LAX yesterday.

<-- Liam mobbed at LAX

Harry has been lying relatively low, with the major exception of how he handled New Year's Eve.

He spent it on a yacht with the Azoff's and Ellen and Portia, and the Kendall Jenner...



So, Hendall was revived, but seems also to have quickly evaporated since, so who knows.

But the main thing that may have happened on that Yacht is that it is rumored that Harry officially signed papers to begin his solo career under the management of Irving Azoff.  Time will tell.  Hence the whole March obsession.

One last thing.  Besides being a new father, Louis is also dating Danielle Campbell



In a major case of When Fandoms Collide - Danielle is the actress who plays Davina in The Originals

LOL

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Just to warn people about what is coming up...  I have a new interest, which I've actually been developing for over a year now, even if I haven't mentioned it here.  I have been studying Astrology.  And I think I'm going to start posting about it.  It is amazing stuff.
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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 04:52 pm)
I haven't posted in awhile. I think I finally killed myself with the 15 part Tour Recap. LOL. Fortunately, since the boys are definitively on hiatus, there really isn't much going on in the fandom except of course the most epic Ship War I can ever remember, and the vast Larrie Hoard continues their collective tantrum over the fact that Louis Tomlinson is a dad.

For those not in the know, (And I do have followers left over from BSG and TVD and my other previous fandoms for which I'm very grateful!) the baby was born on Jan 21, and has been photographed on several occasions now. Including two beautiful photos on Louis' instagram. The little boy's name is Freddie.

<-- This one was just yesterday.

I have to admit, this pretty much makes me want to melt, and my ovaries feel like they are exploding, but that's just me.

There have also been Numerous people visiting the Ventura County Registrar to get copies of Freddie's birth certificate to prove that he exists. And even so we are dealing with a situation in which the Larrie Hoard's stategy for dealing with is to go on a campaign to prove that Freddie does not in fact exist.  They also planted not one, but two different sex tapes they found online of random women, and spread the belief that these tapes were of Briana.  The idea that Briana is in a sex tape has trended several times now.  No matter how many times it is debunked, the Larries don't really care.

The word I have for this is literal evil.  And there you have it.

Anyway, the 1D world feels like it is very much on hold right now. Supposedly something big will happen in March. So the fandom is collectively holding it's breath for whatever that will be, if anything. Stay tuned.

Brief recap for each boy.  (Except Zayn.  His solo stuff is coming out, and I'm really not into it.)

Niall is on an extended private vacation somewhere out there in the world, and has been almost completely absent on social media since he was papped at the Australian Open in January. Blurry, distant photos have emerged here and there which seem to indicate that he's been in Bali, The Phillipines, and possibly Thailand.

<--Niall, possibly in Thailand

Liam has been seen in the recording studio with Juicy J, and rumored to be working with Jennifer Lopez. He has been mostly in L.A., but like Niall, mostly disappeared for much of February. I can tell you, my Tumblr Dashboard Liam Girls have been bereft during this time. Apparently, at some point, he sneaked out of L.A, and went on a vacation to the Maldives. We know this because someone spotted him leaving the Airport in the Maldives on the 18th, and was mobbed at LAX yesterday.

<-- Liam mobbed at LAX

Harry has been lying relatively low, with the major exception of how he handled New Year's Eve.

He spent it on a yacht with the Azoff's and Ellen and Portia, and the Kendall Jenner...



So, Hendall was revived, but seems also to have quickly evaporated since, so who knows.

But the main thing that may have happened on that Yacht is that it is rumored that Harry officially signed papers to begin his solo career under the management of Irving Azoff.  Time will tell.  Hence the whole March obsession.

One last thing.  Besides being a new father, Louis is also dating Danielle Campbell



In a major case of When Fandoms Collide - Danielle is the actress who plays Davina in The Originals

LOL

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Just to warn people about what is coming up...  I have a new interest, which I've actually been developing for over a year now, even if I haven't mentioned it here.  I have been studying Astrology.  And I think I'm going to start posting about it.  It is amazing stuff.
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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 04:49 pm)
I have recovered from writing that fracking 15 part OTRA Tour Recap. LOL!  I can't believe I did that!

Anyway...

It is 2016, and as some of you may know, Louis Tomlinson has become the father of a baby boy as of last Thursday. Huge Congratulations to him. The child's name may, or may not be Sydney Rain. Apparently they are letting us all stay tuned for that.  (I wouldn't be surprised if one of the magazines get the first baby photos and interview.)

Here he is carrying a baby car seat...



Half the fandom is cooing and awwwing and fawing and maybe having just a tad bit of exploding ovary syndrome.  The other half, the Larries, seem to be rendered speechless because they haven't come up with a theory yet to deal with Louis and baby carseats.  (Wait until some day in the not too distant future and he's photographed with the actual baby?)  Earlier today, they institutionalized their silence by declaring a Larrie "blackout", meaning that they would refuse to play into the evil of 1DHQ by talking about their "narrative"...  Poor dears.  They're in for some rocky times.  The Big Larries have been promising their multitude of followers since July that there would be a denial of paternity, and since then they've been waiting, and waiting, and....

****

In other news, Harry made quite a splash by spending New Year's on a Yacht with the Kardashians (Kendall Jenner in particular) and Ellen.





That being said, this relationship is probably not all that serious, if you know what I mean.

****

Liam got his hair back in a Buzzcut.  And it is Triumphant...



More importantly, he's been hitting the studio and making it known.  Super, super known.  Juicy J. is apparently really, really impressed.  There are also stories out in the last few days that he'll be recording with J-Lo.    I just hope that this is leading to a solo album, because I won't be at peace until there is a Liam solo album.  Just saying.

***

Of course, Zayn IS coming out with a Solo album in March.  And his first single and video is being released on Jan. 29th.

The song is apparently about sex.



He's currently making the rounds on the cover of most of the music publications, and continues to diss 1D Music.  Whatever.

****

Niall is in Australia watching Tennis.

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I ought to address the continuing 1D Breakup rumors.  For the record, the 1D boys continue to deny them.  There is a heavy expectation that a new contract with some lucky label and management company will be announced in March.  I hope so!

***
Cheers and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 04:46 pm)
I thought I would Dust this off again to talk about the One Direction tragedy that happened last week.  Specifically, Louis Tomlinson's mother, Johanna Deakin passed away after battling Leukemia since May.  The fandom had no clue that this was happening the entire year, which highlights the shallowness of fandom specultating, because whatever we were speculating about during 2016, it wasn't that...  

Anyway, in the same year, Louis saw the birth of his first child, and the death of his mother. And I start crying even thinking about it.

Unless you are intimately acquainted with the story of 1D members, you probably don't know the story of Louis and his mother.   When he was born, She was a single mother, 18 years old.  I believe that they lived with her parents.  His biological father was also a teenager, and he walked out on having responsibility for Louis very early on.  Johanna married Mark Tomlinson several years later, and Mark adopted Louis, which is why he has his last name.  Johanna and Mark had four daughters together, Lottie (18), Felicity (16) and twins Daisy and Phoebe (12).  Her marriage to Mark broke up at some point, and two years ago she married Dan Deakin with whom she had two more children, a second set of twins, Ernest and Doris who are now two years old.

She was an incredible woman who was holding together an incredible family.

<-- Louis and Johanna at a charity gala they held together in 2015 for severly ill children.

Here's a full family photo taken this past April, just before Johanna became ill.  Louis is holding Freddie, and Johanna is holding Ernest and Doris.




After Johanna's passing was announced on Dec. 9, it was announced that Louis would be appearing on the X-Factor to perform a song he'd written in honor of his mother, and which she had been looking forward to seeing him perform.  So he went on the air with it last weekend, even though it was only a few days after her passing.  It is a happy, cheery and upbeat dance song called Just Hold On.  




Niall, Liam and Harry were all back stage for Louis' performance.  They dropped what they were doing to come and support him. OT4 Lives!  And the public feud/separation between Louis and Zayn has also ended with words of support and love from Zayn to Louis, and reports that they have also buried the hatched privately. All of which is very heartening.

Now, you know I'm always going to be a fan of this silly boyband. There is no escaping it.   They make me feel happy and sad all the time, and I think this is actually a beautiful thing, and this just the way it is going to be.
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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 04:25 pm)
LOL

Liam Harry Louis BSE Dance

Liam Harry BSE dancing GIF

Harry just gives it his all, while Liam's all chill.

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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 04:22 pm)
One Direction's bad dancing totally cracks me up.

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But they know their assets.

Tee Hee.

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([personal profile] cujoy Feb. 19th, 2017 04:19 pm)
Happy New Year!

This was nabbed from somewhere...

1. Your main fandom of the year? Hard to say really. I was pretty schizo this year on my fandoms. I would say at the start the main fandom was TVD kind of by default. But March came and I fell back in love with GOT, which I expect to fall in love with again this March. I also expect to fall out of love with it in July, because that's always when I remember that I don't trust GRRM. ;) A strange thing also happened around July, in that I fell in love with the movie Chronicle, a one shot movie for which there is no real fandom. Alas. But it is a really epic, tragic story, so well told, and so well acted, and it struck all my kinks, especially the lone survivor guy at the end. Currently, I'm wallowing in a bandom for One Direction. So much fun! Oh my, the ship wars are epic. Trust me. LOL. Did you know they can actually sing? And have charisma dripping from their every pore? Anyone thinking these guys are going to disappear are going to be in for a shock, because One way or another, they're going to get you. They're going to get you get you get you get you. One way, maybe next week, their going to win you. They're going to get you get you get you get you...

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Be warned, they cannot dance.

2. Your favourite book read this year? Divergent. I am so looking forward to the movie!

3. Your favourite Tv show of the year? TV hasn't really been doing it for me lately. I guess I'll go with GOT and TVD? Sorta by Default. I like Sleepy Hollow a lot. There are some things coming in 2014 that sound interesting, Helix, Outlander.

4. Your favourite new show of the year? Sleepy Hollow. Also The Originals.

5. The most missed of your old fandoms? BSG ::weeps::

6. The show(s) you haven't tried yet, but want to? I really need to get into American Horror Story. I need to check that one out for sure.

Note Added Feb. 19, 2017 - Origially posted Jan 1 2014
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