Maya Tawi
17 March 2013 @ 08:44 am
Just suddenly realized that in my head, I am totally overlaying the Eighth Doctor and Fitz Kreiner with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies. Or possibly vice versa.
 
 
Maya Tawi
...and I have a question.

SPOILERS FOR FINALECollapse )

Also, WAY TO FUCK MY BRAIN, SHOW.
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Maya Tawi
11 November 2012 @ 10:48 pm
Just a quick public service announcement (sans guitars) for anyone who enjoyed Q in Skyfall: you need to watch The Hour, like, NOW. Because he is JUST THAT ADORABLE in it, and also bonus Jimmy McNulty! And also also, one of the best female TV characters EVER. Actually, two, because Lix. I want to be Bel now; I want to be Lix when I grow up.

And hey! series two starts this week! PERFECT TIMING.
 
 
Maya Tawi
08 November 2012 @ 01:55 pm
Ahahaha oh the Eighth Doctor Adventures.

From The Shadows of Avalon, which, I should point out, was published in 2000:

'My tribe, the primitive fools, have made a bargain with those that rule the land of Britain in your dimension in your year of--' he made a quick calculation--'2012. Those rulers are weak and mean of heart.'

Fitz looked to Compassion again. 'You were there. Is that true?'

Compassion thought for a moment. 'Everybody seemed to think they were. But it wasn't a military state or a dictatorship.'

'Doesn’t have to be for big stuff to be going down.'


I have no comment on the matter.
 
 
Maya Tawi
09 September 2012 @ 07:57 pm
New Doctor Who = MITCHELL AND WEBB IN SPAAAAACE.

UH-MAZING.

P.S. I LOVE RORY SO FUCKING MUCH. His hairstyling decisions, a little less so.

Yep, that's pretty much all I got.
 
 
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Having spent the weekend watching, like, all of Community-- some of it even in order!-- I only have one question: why is there not, like, a whole genre of fic in which bad things happen to Jeff? 'Cause that shit is HILARIOUS. I would read that ALL THE TIME. Alternatively, where's the fic where he likes being beaten by a girl?

Basically I really like Joel McHale's stupid face and I want people to punch it. Is that so wrong?

P.S. HEY THERE PEARCE FROM BURN NOTICE. HEY.

P.P.S. John Oliver gives me a happy.

P.P.P.S. Is it weird that I love Britta and think she's kind of awesome? Even if she is the opposite of Batman?
 
 
Maya Tawi
31 July 2012 @ 06:51 pm
So hey you guys! If I have these two yarns:

One; alternate view (except without the sky blue)
Two (actually a bit more coppery, but that's as close as I can find)

and these two patterns:

One
Two

which one should go with which? With the Wrought Iron pattern I'm looking for a gold filigree-ish sort of look, and with the Branching Off I'm looking for something more nature-y, and I feel like both yarns could go either way but I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY IS BEST.

I'M HAVING A SOCK EMERGENCY HERE.

(Also, hi. I kinda suck at this whole LJ thing. BUT HEY THERE.)
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Maya Tawi
31 May 2012 @ 07:38 pm
So I finally started watching Game of Thrones this week. Curse you aneli8 !-- except not really, because I totally needed a new thing to watch anyway. And so far as I can tell, it's basically like Rome, but with the added bonus that they can just make shit up even more. And it's got Ashley from Sirens, so hey, bonus!

I've only seen the first three episodes so far, and I'm trying to hold off till the weekend so I can really get my marathon on. The problem I'm having now is I really want to get to the episodes with Jaqen, because I love the actor and what I've read about the character so far kinda cracks me up. (Oh, I am totally spoiling the hell out of myself. It's the only way I'll be able to cope.) Except when that happens I'll be halfway through the series already.

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, PARTY OF ME.

But hey, so that's my new thing. Also, I'm going in for another sleep study next week, this time hooked up to a CPAP machine to see if it's worth getting one of my very own. Other people who've used them, what are they like to travel with?

OH AND ALSO speaking of travel! I get to see Murder By Death after all! In DC, with my best friend from high school, the night before my mom and I fly to Aruba! MOTHERFUCKING WIN.
 
 
Maya Tawi
28 May 2012 @ 06:58 pm
I have a ticket for Murder By Death at the Paradise on Saturday, July 14 that I am sadly unable to use. Anyone want it?

I paid $20 for it, and ideally I would like that back, but if, say, that $20 would be the difference between someone being able to go or not, then that's fine. I'd rather it just go to someone who wants it.

Also, hi. I'm still here, mostly.
 
 
Maya Tawi
14 May 2012 @ 06:31 pm
Oh hell motherfuckers canceled The Finder.

I mean, having said that, I can't think of any way they could have come back from that finale without a) MASSIVELY restructuring the show or b) totally cheapening everything that happened.

But. Just. ISABEL. WALTER. WILLA.

I honestly didn't expect to end up loving this show as much as I did. Just in time for them to take it away. Why can't I have nice things?
 
 
Maya Tawi
11 May 2012 @ 06:54 pm
Yep. For all its faults (and admittedly it has, er, a few), I still love Strange Days.

And I know I'm probably in the minority on this, but I still love Juliette Lewis's PJ Harvey covers.

Mainly, though, I love Angela Bassett kicking ass with her KILLER ARMS. And Ralph Fiennes getting punched in the face a lot, that's fun too.

This post brought to you by a half-day at work and too much eggplant ricotta pizza.
 
 
Maya Tawi
08 May 2012 @ 08:20 pm
By the way? Sleep apnea. Is, apparently, a thing I have.
 
 
Maya Tawi
08 May 2012 @ 06:32 am
Uhm. Cumberbatch?

"Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles."

DON'T TEMPT ME.

And then he has to go and talk about how pretty James McAvoy is. WHAT IS HE EVEN.

Also, omg, I would pay SO MUCH to hear him do McAvoy's voice.

(...of course they're friends. OF COURSE THEY ARE.)
 
 
Maya Tawi
05 May 2012 @ 12:40 am
AVENGERS.

I HAVE MANY FEELS.

MOSTLY ABOUT CLINT AND NATASHA. AND ALSO TONY. AND STEVE. AND BRUCE. AND THOR. AND ALL THEIR STUPID FACES.

WHO WANTS TO SEE IT AGAIN?

(Dude, I uploaded a new icon for the first time in for-fucking-EVER. That's how awesome.)

(Also, arms.)
 
 
Current Mood: ecstatic:D
 
 
Maya Tawi
01 May 2012 @ 08:02 pm
Things about the finale:

1. Unexpected Michael Filipowich! Is unexpected!
1b. The fact that he's still psychotic and frequently either tied up or handcuffed, however, not so much.
1c. As it turns out, he's also quite bendy.

2. Oh... Lloyd. Honey. Dollface. HERE, HAVE ALL THE HUGS IN THE WORLD.

3. Is kind of spoilery!Collapse )

4. Incidentally, did I mention how entertained I am that Shea's real first name is Seamus? Because I find that incredibly entertaining. And kind of adorable.

5. And... the end. It's totally just an ambiguous-ish note to end on just in case they don't get renewed, right? And they're DEFINITELY GETTING RENEWED, RIGHT? I just found this show, guys, DON'T TAKE AWAY MY NEW TOYS YET.

...man, if it weren't too much effort for me to even contemplate at the moment, I would have so many new icons right now.
 
 
Maya Tawi
23 April 2012 @ 07:13 pm
OH MY GOD. LLOYD. BABY. MY HEART.

I have ALL OF THE FEELINGS. This show, you guys. This show. Somebody else just fucking watch it, okay?

Aaaaaaaaaand in other news, I'm doing a sleep study tonight. Here's hoping I actually manage to get some sleep. And also figuring out what my deal is, that would be nice too.

But seriously, Lloyd, just have all of the hugs, okay?
 
 
Maya Tawi
21 April 2012 @ 12:52 am
I actually kinda feel bad about using this icon. But not bad enough not to use it.

So yeah. I started watching Breakout Kings on Tuesday and now I only have two episodes left to watch. Then a new one on Sunday and then the two-part season finale next weekend. Why do the awesome things always end so soon?

Honestly, as much as I love marathoning a whole series in one (or two... or three) sitting(s), it does kinda make it difficult to spend some real quality time with a show. I've sort of exchanged quality fannish engagement for high-volume input at this point. I'm watching more stuff, but I'm getting less invested.

But I am LOVING THIS SHOW, you guys. I REALLY wish I'd started watching earlier, so maybe it could be more of a long-term thing for me, rather than just, you know, what I did this week. And I also wish there were some kind of actual fandom for the series. Or at least that I knew someone else who's seen it, because I have ~FEELINGS~ that need to be shared.*

(Incidentally, I'm not too confident about the tenses in that last paragraph, but it's late and I've had beer. I'm letting it go.)

*Admittedly, those feelings are mainly about STUPID LLOYD and his STUPID FACE.**

**And I JUST NOW realized that Jimmi Simpson played Mary Lightly in Psych. Which is kind of awesome. Or disturbing. Or both.
 
 
Maya Tawi
So I have suddenly and unexpectedly become incredibly invested in Breakout Kings.

Just thought I'd let you guys know.

(HEY LLOYD, YOU MASSIVELY BRILLIANT AND STRANGELY ADORABLE FUCKUP WITH BIZARRE MOMMY ISSUES, BE ON MY TELEVISION ALWAYS.)
 
 
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
 
 
Maya Tawi
30 March 2012 @ 06:04 pm
Oh dear. I accidentally haven't kept up with my flist for over a week.

In lieu of skip?=forever, this is where you should tell me things I need to know.

In other news, I am in the midst of a MASSIVE Terry Pratchett fangirl renaissance, which basically consists of me listening to audiobooks every spare second of my day. Like, I'm even skipping TV-watching time. I don't do this obsessive fangirl shit by halves. (The first one took me about two weeks to get through. I've got it down to three days at this point. \o?)

And now I'm off to watch the (slightly lolzy! from what I can remember! I've only seen it once!) Going Postal adaptation with mrsronweasley and brooklinegirl . ILU MOIST.

AND LIZ IS READING DISCWORLD NOW. AFTER LIKE (almost) EIGHT SEVEN oh math YEARS OF US BEING FRIENDS. WINZ.

HEY YOU GUYS, IT'S FRIDAY AND I'M GIDDY.
(EDIT: well, a giddy, anyway. Not the Giddy. In case you were wondering.)

Also, THIS IS THE BEST THING IN MY WORLD RIGHT NOW, no lie.
 
 
Maya Tawi
13 March 2012 @ 08:50 pm
Hi you guys! So yeah, I basically begged the internets for love and then fucked off for a couple weeks. But thank you so much, everyone who commented, and I LOVE YOU ALL RIGHT BACK.

I'm just... still tired all the time. I can't tell if it's getting worse or I'm just getting more annoyed that it's still happening. This month, I'll be massively cutting down on my caffeine intake, trying melatonin supplements, and turning my computer off at night. And when that has no effect whatsoever, I'll probably head off for a sleep study. Le sigh.

And yet MASSIVE EXHAUSTION did not prevent me from having the most social weekend, like, EVER. I saw fangirls! and a friend from college! and played geeky board games with aneli8 and her husband and a bunch of the internet!

Weekend aside, though, I feel like I've generally been incommunicado IRL with most people lately? and honestly, I just can't deal with the EFFORT of initiating social interaction right now. I'm still up for seeing people! Just. If the mountain wants to see me, for the foreseeable future, the mountain's gonna have to come to me.* Otherwise, I'm hoping the mountain will still be there when I get some small modicum of energy back.

But essentially I just wanted to say HEY GUYS, I ATEN'T DEAD. And thanks.

*Metaphorically speaking. If the mountain requests my presence, I will totally travel to the mountain. How long can I painfully drag out this particular metaphor?