nyagosstar: (ianto and tosh)
because i was chatty kathy this morning, cuts!

torchwood, )

books, )

and cooking

in addition to other cooking i did that was tasty, i made what was probably the best meal i have ever made in my whole life and it was as simple as tomato soup. i found a recipie that i tinkered with while i was at work and picked up the stuff i needed because it was cold and rainy and a tomato soup and grilled cheese kind of day. i was worried initially, but it was so good that i actually remembered to write it down exactly how i did it and put it in the recipie box.

usually i have a hard time recreating things because i don't use recipes and make things up as a go along. things turn out similarly, but not usually exactly. sometimes that's a good thing, and sometimes, all i wanted was what i had the first time.
nyagosstar: (pretty boys)
i'm supposed to be working on my writing, but i can't focus and thought that since i have this account and i'm paying for it, i should be using it, you know?

the problem is that i'm running on too little sleep and it's hard for me to focus so i apologize in advance for the about to be rambly nature of this post. sad that my first one in ages is going ot be like this, but you know, i do what i want.

let's talk torchwood, spoilers ahead liek woah )
nyagosstar: (pretty boys)
i'm so excited by sixty seconds of new torchwood, it's a little sad. ianto wearing sneakers! and maybe jeans? it's hard to say. fake tan jack is fake tanned! explosions! bad plots! pretty boys making out! it's everything i've come to expect from torchwood and more!

also, in other news! shirts trashing twilight are complete and total win!!!!! thank you [livejournal.com profile] halfacork i can't wait to wear it.

finally, having seen both Inkheart (shrugs-it wasn't awful) and Taken(shrugs-it wasn't awful) i cannot wait for harry potter. and watchmen. and gi joe, which looks surprisingly, yeah, okay, i want to see it because of christopher eccleston. don't judge me.


Dec. 4th, 2008 12:25 am
nyagosstar: (pretty boys)
Roommate: Come on, you've got an hour. You could write a fic in an hour. Mmmm, jack/ianto. you could bang that out in an hour. you could call it 'banging it out in an hour'.

me: yeah you went there (fistbumps)

rm: yeah i had to

the sad thing is i am considering it because i could knock something out in an hour and the prompt is really good.

but torchwood is a dark and twisted slippery slope. do i really want to go there?
nyagosstar: (as you wish)
but only slightly. september, you're still on the threat down.

it's a bit of a sad thing that what really made my day was a coupon to my own store that let me get season two of torchwood and season three of criminal minds for less than the cost of torchwood by itself. I would have bought them anyway, but this was just an added bonus. the stupid tw dvd set has been sitting in my back room taunting me for two weeks and buying it was the first thing i did this morning when i walked in the door.

new house tonight, acres of torchwood, and karaoke night* at a local bar with work friends. so, today has been a better day all around than many of those so far this month.

*i do not sing, for those wondering, i go, drink and chat. but i don't sing. it's better for everyone that way.


Aug. 26th, 2008 05:18 pm
nyagosstar: (ianto and tosh)
so, there's a press release from the bbc regarding season three of torchwood. do i read it to appease the crazy whoverse beast in my brain or do i avoid it in hopes or remaining as spoiler free as possible. basically i don't want to know anything about season three casting decisions.

anyone else want to read and tell me if it's safe?
nyagosstar: (ianto and tosh)
through one of the communities i watch, i found this website and my roomate, on a whim put in ianto for the word. among my favorite permutations:

Don't leave home without Ianto
Strong and beautiful, just like Ianto
Uh-oh, better get Ianto
Ianto: the other white meat

and my personal favorite because it's funny on oh so many levels

My Doctor says Ianto

in other news i have my tickets for florida so i can visit with my mom on her birthday. it's my yearly visit that usually goes on two days longer than i'd like, i'm keeping it to four and a half days this year and we'll see how this goes. i think it'll be all right, i mean, it'll be good to see everyone especially since i'm pretty sure i'm not flying home for thanksgiving this year. the stress of the two day turn around time and the not enough sleep and the working late on black friday has not, historically turned out to be a great thing.

so, yeah, tickets are in virtual hand and now i get to start picking out what i'm going to take to read while i'm there. since i leave, uh, yeah next week.

AND, i had the added fun of turning my car over to the (surprisingly) nice folks at sears so they could change my battery. i figured it was time since i had to get it jumped just to get it to the place. though, considering it's the same battery that i bought the car with it had a pretty good run. apparently, if you get them to last five years you're doing well. my little trooper was at about 8 and a half.
nyagosstar: (books)
which is why i've been bad about commenting and updating and various other social interacty things.

i'd first like to say how much i freaking LOVE my flist. just the barest rumor of a confirmation of more fma and we explode with joy. the speculation, the hopes for who we'll see, what's going to come next....omg, you guys, it's AWESOME and i LOVE it. how cool would it be if it were stuff from the manga? there's so much good going on and there are definitely parts of the manga that i've love to see on screen, but then there's also the temptation for them to just keep going with the alternate movie storyline. cause, um, yeah, ed and al, while together are still stuck on this side of the gate. which, even years later, still feels like a little but of a gut punch.

also, the practically hourly updates on torchwood's filming schedule is win, even if i'm not looking at or reading any of the information that's coming through because i prefer to be a spoiler free zone.

and now, because i've been sitting on them and i can't add them to my ocd excel file until my computer is fixed and i can't TELL you how irritated that makes me: books.
the Michael Downing readathon )
the coming zombie apocalypse )
a semi-trashy ya murder mystery )
do audio books count? )
nyagosstar: (Default)
just a quick post to try and get all of the amazing comic con-ness out of my head. it's swirling around in there pretty happily because it was so much fun. the highlight was definitely the torchwood panel--dr. who was good, but torchwood rocked. I was a little sad that it was on the first day because everything that came after it was good, but the con peaked at day one. they had the same moderator for tw as they did for dr. who but as soon as john got on stage he pretty much took control and it was a beautiful thing to see. everyone was funny and interesting and i honestly, could have listened to them talk for ages.

con report, part the first )

also, sci-fi? bbc? bring your shit to the con and i will buy it. not having thngs for me to buy was insanity. seriously, i wanted to give you my money and i had no outlet. comic con could have basically been subtitled 'impulse buy central' and i had nothing to impulse buy. sadness, much much sadness.

two things

Jul. 19th, 2008 12:20 am
nyagosstar: (Default)
wes, gunn and ianto would get on swimingly

as would jack and lorne. they could talk about suspenders and singing. jack would love caritas.
nyagosstar: (my doctor is made of awesome)
12:00-1:00 Doctor Who—Writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), executive producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), and writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) discuss their creative process and experience working on the BBC’s Doctor Who—Britain’s most successful sci-fi franchise—with exclusive clips and a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

1:00-2:00 Torchwood—Writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), executive producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), and actors John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Naoko Mori and Burn Gorman discuss their creative process and experience on working on BBC America’s highest-rated show ever—Torchwood— followed by a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

there's other stuff that looks interesting but for real.

\o/ forever!!!!!!!!!
nyagosstar: (my doctor)
six days now till the last ep of who for the season and i thought this week's ep couldn't come soon enough. it feels so weird to be in this place, surrounded by information, the knowledge literally at my fingertips and i have no idea what's coming. i don't want to know, i've kept myself away from the spoilers because, well, with who i want to be surprised. because it can, consistently and as easily as it breaks my heart the show can surprise me and i don't want to ruin it for myself.

you never get that first viewing back, you never get that first read again. it doesn't mean that future viewing and reading aren't as good, but they aren't the same. there's something magic about being just as in the dark as the characters themselves, about being caught up in the story and in the worry. when you know how it's all going to fall down, you can pause and appreciate the beauty of the fall, but when you don't know it's coming--that's an impact that i wouldn't want to lose.

4x12 )

also, i got my prize meme gift from [livejournal.com profile] mustanginblue and it is made of happiness and sparkles and i couldn't be more thrilled.

those of you who haven't gotten yours yet, i haven't forgotten you, i'm just on the slower side of 'reasonable amount of time' :)
nyagosstar: (eli's coming)
today's highlights:

change is in the air, big changes that are more than just the pictures on the walls and the fabric on the windows. i want certain things right now and i think it's about time i starting thinking about what i should be doing to get them, even if it scares the shit out of me and fills me with a weird sense of guilt.

the new torchwood magazine came in today and it is almost, almost too nerdy for me to be seen reading in public. and by public i mean the breakroom of my workplace. the only good thing about it is that i've managed to sway no less than four people into the dr who/torchood camps with my mad skillz.

i'm having a hard time with words today, i don't know if i'm full up of them and have too many to get out, or if there aren't enough to start the conversation. so, we'll try again tomorrow.
nyagosstar: (Default)
but the weekend just got away from me, sometimes that happens, right?

anyway, first of all, my torchwood flist FAILS me because i found out that season two finally has a release date for the us. september is a long fucking way off, guys, when the uk gets their season by the end of the month. what's up with that, do you not want my money sooner, because i am insane enough to pay ridiculous amounts of money for thirteen episodes? what can i say? i'm a sucker with some disposable income.

secondly, there is going to be a 10th anniversary sports night box set also coming out in september. i can't believe it's been ten years already because honestly, that show can still crack me up AND make me cry. but the best thing is, the anniversary edition is going to have all the extras that the first box set is missing including: audio commentary, a gag reel and most importantly, deleted scenes. NEW sports night material and how awesome is that?

and finally, they've finally started announcing ouran casting information. it's due out sometime this summer and the first one we know about for sure? sonny strait aka the voice of the lovely and loved maes hughes is going to be haruhi's dad. there could not be a more perfect bit of casting. i literally cheered when i heard the news. maybe the dub won't be horrifying.

and lastly, some book news here )
nyagosstar: (bering sea)
usually, when i have dreams about being in school, it's something to do with the end of the semester and the realization that i've completely neglected to go to a class for the whole term. i end up faced with the decision of either going to take a final for a class i've never been to, or just avoiding the whole thing and hoping that it goes away.

this time, i was taking a final that apparently i had something like six hours to write. i'd write a couple lines then get up to go do something else, despite the fact that i knew i needed the entire time to do a good job. i think it may have something to do with the fact that i've been sitting on the same chapter for almost two weeks. there isn't even much in the way of editing that it needs. i've just been sitting on it.

i hate it when my subconscious acts all superior.

it struck me the other day i haven't been talking much about the other shows i watch, other than dr. who and torchwood, mostly because i don't feel like the writer's strike did anyone any favors and because when dr. who and torchwood are on, they kind of eat my brain. i'm looking forward to the summer when i get it back. though, if there is another freaking spin off with i'mnotamarysue!doctor's daughter i think i will lose my shit just a bit. i'm pretty sure there will be, and that's why they've been dropping hints about a female doctor for the past six months, but for real, i just don't care. the way i don't care about sarah jane. i just don't. there is a limit to my interest in the who-verse.

house was kind of disappointing to begin with and then stumbled a lot as a result of the break. it's really too bad that they saved up their best stuff for the two part season finale. this week's episode was kind of brilliant and i'm hoping for something as good next week. i don't think i'll be owning this season, though. it's not worth it.

criminal minds has been all right, but i hate the new guy they got to replace inigo montoya so much i kind of snarl a little whenever he comes on the screen. he's so useless i can barely stand it. especially because his only role seems to be to correct and then rescue the poor, stupid women on the show. because he is clearly so much smarter and better and they are just dumb girls. patriarchy, much? i do love jj with bad fake new orleans accent guy, though. and xander as computer tech geek with garcia fills me with total glee. they are too adorable for words.

oh, oh, my god, i haven't talked about the absolute crack addled insanity that is bleach, either. you have to love a series that, when it gets bored with what it's working on, completely blows it's own time line, leaves the main characters on the brink of a major battle and or death and jumps to a totally different story line that we can only assume takes place some time before everyone went off to heuco mundo. not that i'm complaining, i love soul society so much better than i love ichigo's scooby gang fighting arancar but there is NO EXPLANATION. and that level of crack is kind of love.

oh, yeah, and i got a raise, yesterday when i didn't think it would be getting on for the second year in a row. so, you know, go me. and go my boss for sticking up for me and making it happen.
nyagosstar: (capt john)
about torchwood anyway. for a while anyway.

here are my things.

1) jack's timeline is very confusing. or, if not confusing, at least very, very complicated. anyone who can be in the same year in at least four different places at the same time is a confusing individual.

2) dear fandom, i love and appreciate you. however, it is not called the ianto show or even the jack and ianto show. it's called torchwood which means that it gets to be about other people sometimes. they can't be fucking on screen every second or it's just called porn. i'm not saying i'd oppose this, but if that's what you want, you're watching the wrong thing.

3) how the hell does jack ever walk away from torchwood? i mean, we know that he does, at some point, leave. but how do you go from protecting the earth for centuries to, i don't know, doing whatever it is giant floating heads do? because for a lot of people, the constant death of your friends and companions would eventually get the best of you and you'd have to bow out. eventually it would be too much. but this is jack we're talking about here. how does jack walk away?

4) ianto will die young. gwen will die young or get out of torchwood, but ianto will never walk away, he'll end up in one of the drawers.

good news

Apr. 5th, 2008 11:58 pm
nyagosstar: (my doctor is made of awesome)
looks like the rose storyline which i've been looking forward to and fearing may not be awful. there is hope that it will not crush the doctor who franchise in a single, massive blow.

oh, and i love catherine tate. i think she's going to rock this season out.

but sad torchwood is still sad

well shit

Apr. 5th, 2008 08:56 pm
nyagosstar: (my doctor is sad)
and that's all i have to say about the tw season finale. stupid things that make me stupid cry.

the only good news is that the monster that is torchwood--which has been eating my brain since january--is slowly retracting it's teeth and going to sleep it off until next year. that's the thing about the who-verse fandom. i only obsess when it's airing, so i guess it's good that it's a short season.

can i also just comment on a side bar that this is why nuclear power scares the ever loving shit out of me? cleaner? i suppose. but the potential for awful, horrible, messy, terrifying accidents? stupendous.
nyagosstar: (Default)
I spent most of the day writing for the first time in a long time and i'd forgotten how really, really good it feels. seriously. i feel brilliant.

it's weird because i'm editing and i usually really hate editing. it's a soul killing activity for me, but today has been a good day, i think because the characters are really speaking to me. the dolls are at the table and the tea party is in full swing. metaphorically speaking, of course.

on a side note, can anyone tell me what it with the tw fandom's crazy obsession with writing in white type on a black background? seriously, at the end of a fic i feel like i'm going to go blind.

and additionally, does anyone else feel like torchwood is the new sentinel? remember when everyone and their brother was in the sentinel fandom, regardless of whether they'd seen an ep or not? every time i turn around i see tw icons in places i never expected to see them. it's a little unsettling after living in a tiny--though brilliant--fandom for so long.


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