xerinmichellex: (tv: Hannibal - Hannibal Lecter)
Hannibal is being moved to Saturdays, effective immediately. . . I guess?

I'm not sure where all of us Fannibals are with the show. I've been watching it weekly, but more out of habit (and just to get through the entire thing) than because I WANT to watch it. I'm even less excited about the Red Dragon storyline after 1. the first half of the season and 2. the footage shown at Comic-Con. The footage wasn't bad per se, but the toll of the first half has sunk my enthusiasm.

Anyway, that's been your weekly update on Hannibal.
xerinmichellex: (film: GWTW - Scarlett & Mellie)
I just caved and bought Poldark on DVD; even though we're only on Ep. 3 here in the US.

I bought it knowing I would end up binge watching it as soon as it arrives; even though I'm supposed to be writing.

I bought it; even though I've turned into complete Poldark trash and have watched each episode twice (something I rarely do).

But it's okay, because I also bought Death in the Haymarket for book research. That totally validates my purchase of Poldark!

Literally me right now:

xerinmichellex: (film: Nosferatu - Count Orlok)
Penny Dreadful Finale (and overall season) thoughts, let me unpack them:

Penny Dreadful S2 spoilers, duh )
xerinmichellex: (tv: Poldark)
I'm always in flux when it comes to my interests. TV shows end, new ones come back. I watch a movie and need to see it again and again. I read a book, and the story continues long after I've read that final page. Here a few things clogging up my mind at the moment.

Movies (and books):

Vampires and a lovely actress )
On the TV front:

Dueling magicians, strange creatures, and a man in a waist coat )
xerinmichellex: (tv: Hannibal - Hannibal Lecter)

I'm, um, okay with this. . .I guess? The Hannibal casting hasn't let me down yet; but, uh, honestly the only thing I've ever seen Richard Armitage in is Captain America: The First Avenger. . .and he wasn't in it long. And I, like, love Ralph Fiennes's version. . .so I'm torn. . .but excited. . .but. . .cautious.


Now fucking cast Reba and Molly and I'll be happy as a peach.
xerinmichellex: (stock: snowing downtown)
Some randomness updates, I guess:

1. We can downgrade from Level Green to Level Yellow because I didn't have to go into jury duty!


Relatedly: I'm in Level High Purple because I have to miss the Homeland finale due to the family's Christmas get together on December 21st. One thing people should know about me: Don't fuck with my television schedule. Ever. Secretly, I'm hoping I can flounce out of there before 8pm; but my mom only wants to take one car up to my uncle's house; and while I could leave her and my brother behind, I don't think she'd appreciate that.

Also: Gracepoint Speculation, Christmas shopping, and a podcast in a pear tree )
xerinmichellex: (stock: books)
Just tying up some year-end loose ends over the next couple of days. First up, finishing my second resolution for this year, I only read 47 books this year, 9 of which were 2012 Debut Authors. If you don't recall, the goal was to read 12 debut books, so I'm 3 off my mark. I also mentioned wanting to read Gone with the Wind in 2012, which--looking at the list below--did not happen. Womp, womp.

2012 Final Book List

(*bold denotes a 2012 Debut Novel)

1. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
2. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (based on a story idea by Siobhan Dowd)
5. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
6. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
7. The Hidden by Jessica Verday
8. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10. Legend by Marie Lu
11. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
12. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
13. Bunheads by Sophie Flack
14. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
15. The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
16. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
17. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
18. Tempest by Julie Cross
19. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
20. Pure by Julianna Baggott
21. Ripper by Stefan Petrucha
22. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
23. The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
24. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
25. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
26. The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge
27. Fever by Lauren DeStefano
28. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
29. Death in the Haymarket by James Green
30. Masque of the Red Death Bethany Griffin
31. Timeless by Gail Carriger
32. Timepiece by Myra McEntire
33. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
34. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
35. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
36. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
37. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
38. The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell
39. The Selection by Keira Cass
40. The Diviners by Libba Bray
41. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
42. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
43. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
44. The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
45. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
46. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
47. The Calculating Passion of Ada Byron by Joan Baum

Second, a television year-end meme:
End of Year Television Meme )
xerinmichellex: (Homeland - Carrie & Quinn)
Oh, Homeland fandom, never stop being awesome.

Homeland AU - Period Drama

Sir Nicholas Brody returns after 8 years as a French prisoner of war as a celebrated hero, a favorite of the king and the town's most sought after bachelor. However his betrothed, Caroline, senses a change in him, suspecting he has become a spy for the French she turns into a spy herself, feeding information on Brody to her handler and lover, Colonel Peter Quinn.

(via heartlesscharm)

#I don't really need this right now #oh, god, the plot bunnies are coming for me #this season finale is going to be the death of me tonight #kill nicholas brody #save carrie mathison #save saul berenson #save peter quinn
xerinmichellex: (book: SH Illustration - Bored)
I saw this floating around Tumblr, my new favorite place to lose track of time and get nothing done.

Without looking at the questions below, pick 5 of your favorite television shows.

1. Doctor Who
2. Elementary
3. Homeland
4. Community
5. Fringe

Questions under here )
xerinmichellex: ([stock]: berries & snow)

(via dannypuddings)

And I still have done nothing Christmas-y. *cries*
xerinmichellex: (Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol)
Within a few hours Season 7 of Doctor Who premieres. To say I was disappointed in last season would be an understatement. I've already gotten my vitriol reactions from the mess out on [livejournal.com profile] rhoda_rants's blog (sorry for that!) so I'm hoping this season can wash away all the bad. But to do that, Doctor Who is going to have to do a few things.

Some ranting and semi-spoilers from past seasons )

WIP Update

Apr. 25th, 2010 09:49 pm
xerinmichellex: (emma watson)
I feel like my brain has melted and grey matter is leaking out my ears. Ugh.

On the plus, I completed my WIP this afternoon, clocking in at just shy of 60,000 words. (59,200 words if we want to play with actual numbers here.) So yes, after bitching and moaning a couple days ago, I slapped together a final chapter I can live with finished writing the final chapter. Now comes editing--which will be more like adding instead of subtracting based on my editing list. I've got a chapter to add, plot points which developed in the back-end of writing to insert in the beginning, dialogue to finesse, and information to research. Wikipedia, here I come!

However! For this upcoming week, I've decided to do NOTHING! I'm going to curl up with a bag of Sweet-Tarts, pop on some Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD's (damn you Logo for reaffirming my Buffy love), and lounge on the couch until April 30, when I've got plans to see A Nightmare on Elm Street (for the lulz, naturally).

Of course, my itch to edit usually kicks in three days away from the computer. So, you know, my Sweet-Tart/Buffy coma could only last a few days. Maybe by then I'll have enough brain cells to actually be creative once again.

And so, with this uncreative post done, I'm going to sit back and watch The Tudors. We're nearing Lunatic!Henry the VIII, but are still very much stuck with that hussy Katherine Howard, at the moment. Though, we all know how well that marriage ended.
xerinmichellex: (emilie autumn2)
Dear Lost,

Remember when you were all new and fresh and every week I tuned in thinking, "What is Lost going to do this week? How is it going to fuck with my mind?"

Let's try to be more like that in these final episodes and not so...lame. Boring. Unbearable to watch. I want to be captivated again. I want to forget American Idol is on; but seriously, these past few weeks, I've been so tempted to hit the "return channel" button and watch Karaoke U.S.A. over scripted television. Yes, Lost, it has gotten that bad.

Do want to know what also sucks? I am really, really glad Glee is back on next week--across from your time slot. I thought I'd go through withdrawal having to tape you. Now, I'm relieved. Now I am so happy I can tape you and watch you whenever I feel like it. Like, if I'm in the middle of balancing my checkbook, or folding laundry, or avoiding my computer because my WIP is being stubborn and I feel like punching my fist through its shiny, laughing face. . .I digress.

The point is, Lost, you are six years old, and you're beginning to show your age. You're dragging your feet. I don't care about Richard's fabulous, romance novel hair from the centuries past. I learned slavery was bad in the third grade. Seeing Sawyer bang a girl he had under surveillance was gross--and highly unrealistic. In fact, please find an antidote for Sawyer's shirt allergy and make him wear one. Your reveal that the Man in Black is evil personified is, well, not a reveal since that was obvious last season when we first saw him. And also, I don't know if you realize this, but Mark Pellegrino really is The Devil. Even your alternate universe is showing its stretch marks.

I'm worried about you. I'm scared that the whole series--the whole point of the show--can easily be wrapped up in a couple episodes. Yes, I know, you're planning some big deaths in the upcoming episodes. Can you say cliche? I mean, when J.K. Rowling started killing everyone off in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and I mean a wizard a page, I skipped to the fluffy end. So, cut to the chase, Lost. Eliminate the filler like Atkins cuts out carbohydrates and skip to the meat.

And for god's sakes! will you please put Claire out of her misery? That rat's nest for a wig is terrible on her. I keep envisioning--and hoping--her and Jackson Rathbone will form a Wig-Hating Union and protest wig shops.


Erin Michelle

P.S. Will you stop running two minutes over? You make me miss the beginning of Justified by lingering over crap or on really important, meaningful stares between two characters.
xerinmichellex: (A Clockwork Orange)
I have two words to explain what the hell just happened:Warning: Spoilers! )
xerinmichellex: (titanic_pretends)
So. The final season of Lost is premiering tomorrow. A whole nation of Lost fans are cheering, whilst everyone else is throwing their hands up and saying, "I don't get it." I have been very, very good and stayed off the blogs and television gossip sites to avoid all the inside scoop--save for Obama-geddon.

However, that does not stop me from making some predictions 'cause that's what I do.

Here they are:Just so I can later say I told ya so! )
xerinmichellex: (Queen Victoria)
I've just gotten off of E! Online where I had a good laugh reading this article. Basically, the State of the Union Address air date is down to the finales with the dates between Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. Oh my lord. Based on the comments, it sounds like the end of the world will occur if the SOU is aired on Feb. 2--Lost's sixth and final season premiere date.

Now, I love my TV just as much as the next person and the people on the E! Online boards do. When the power in our house went out last year causing me to miss an episode of Supernatural, I was ready to kick ass. But, to say the president is an idiot for wanting to cut into Lost is a bit too extreme. The president has more things to care about whether or not he's interrupting a TELEVISION PROGRAM. And, considering all that's been going on with the failed airplane bombing on Christmas, the economy still acting up, and Yemen, I think hearing from the man in charge about what he plans to do with said issues trumps a fictional show. Will I be upset if the premiere is pushed back--because I don't see ABC allowing it to be preempted? Yes. Am I going to go all hysterical over it? No.

My favorite part is this quote from the article: "Steve McPherson loved the idea of launching the series on Groundhog Day [which is Feb. 2 this year]."

Lordy. If we believe Groundhog Day to be a movable holiday like Easter, we have bigger problems than Prez Obama interrupting Lost. I think it's time to turn off our TVs.
xerinmichellex: (The Vampire Diaries)
First of all, last week I was complaining about my NaNo. Well, I temporary employed a new Muse, and she is working out so much better than my old one. I may need to keep her on the payroll permanently. I might actually finish my WIP next week. *fingers crossed*

I died for you...for this town )
Next Episode: To Come...
xerinmichellex: (The Vampire Diaries)
Before I begin the recap, I just want to say right here, right now, NaNoWriMo is kicking my arse. Hard. I suck with deadlines--except for when I was in school. I don't why I do, I just do. It's not even an "OMG! I must finish!!! Arghhhhhh!!!!!" and then I stress out and not get anything done. I just cannot meet a deadline. So, yeah, NaNoWriMo is not going too well.

Come on, let's summon some spirits )
Episode 10: "The Turning Point"
xerinmichellex: (The Vampire Diaries)
Now that I've had a week to reflect on the "shocking twist" of last week's episode, this is the conclusion I've come to: It did deliver for those viewers who haven't read the books. Admittedly, all those that have read all four books in The Vampire Diaries know what the deal is. We know the story arch for every character--even if their television counterparts are slightly modified for the relatable appeal. Yawn! Damon's agreement to help Elena would have shocked the non-readers because they've yet to see that side of him. For the readers, we all thought the same thing: "It's about time, D-bag."

Where the VD writers failed is Damon's offer coming out of the blue, to the point it seems out of character for him. A little build up so the audience thinks that Damon isn't all that bad would have been welcomed. Now that we've got Damon's dual layers exposed, shall we shatter the viewer's ideals of Stefan? Yes, the writers will try.

Told you I'd take care of it )
Episode 9: "History Repeating"
xerinmichellex: (The Vampire Diaries)
I'm going for the vampire trifecta this week. The previous installments of my vampire frenzy are down below...

I haven't written anything this past week. Nothing. And it's felt wonderful. I realize I really did need a break from writing. I feel calmer, less high strung, and my mood is much improved. Needless to say, I have not been worried about Agent Z. (Yes, still no response. But that's okay. My four weeks will be Monday.) So, this recap is officially the first thing I've written all week.

Can someone please be excited that it's Halloween? )

This recap was brought to you by a Starbucks’ Venti Mocha Frappuccino and pumpkin seeds. Happy Halloween everyone!

Episode 8: "162 Candles"


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