ordinaryanomaly: (adam facepalm)
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 10:53 pm

First of all


Second of all


Adam will go far. I truly believe this in my heart of hearts. He is amazingly talented and in a few months, I will be first in line to buy his CD and/or concert tickets. I will knock a bitch out of the way.

(Also, just something loltastic: I thought Ryan was going to go into an apopleptic fit when Tatiana started her shenanigans.)

/american idol


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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 03:38 pm
omg, so i tivoed "Glee" last night, because I wanted to watch it, but I knew it would be like 2 a.m. before I got done with my AI stuff, so I watched it this morning and

OH MY GOD!!!!!111!1!!!!!1111

This show should not be as good as it is, srsly. I don't think I blinked the whole time. I love every single thing about it, and if I hadn't loved it before, that "Don't Stop Believin'" performance at the end would have sold me.

So neaky. I have something to look forward to in the fall


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Friday, May 15th, 2009 05:40 pm
Okay, so everyone knows I love Adam Lambert (see journal header), boundlessly and endlessly. I adore him from the tips of his blue tinged hightlights to the soles of his snakeskin cowboy boots and everything in between. I adore him, really.

However, American Idol's treatment of him is really starting to piss me off. Nothing this idiot show could do would ever translate onto Adam for me, but I'm afraid it might for other fans.

ADAM IS NOT AN EGO MANIAC! THIS IS ALL THE SHOW MAKING HIM OUT TO BE SO!!! He's always so nice and sweet when he talks and I honestly believe he has a beautiful soul to go along with this beautiful voice.

In all of the producers' and judges' (Simon, I'm looking at YOU) desperate pimpage, I don't think they realize that they're hurting his potential fanbase. It's not fair, and the competition should be based solely on singing ability, but that's not how it works. It's like they're actually subtly sabotaging him.

I just thank god that their sneaky tactics with Kris haven't worked. It gives me hope that it won't work with Adam either.
ordinaryanomaly: (adam facepalm)
Thursday, May 14th, 2009 02:50 pm


I was completely certain that it would be a Danny/Adam finale. For once, I don't mind being wrong at all!!!!!


EDIT: Okay, so I'm going to admit something here, and I'm not sure how to say it but I actually kind of like both Adam and Kris equally at this point. I'm a shitty judge of singing ability, but up to last night I would have said that Adam was the best singer in the whole competition. And he is, technically...but there's just this indefinable something about Kris that makes his performances riveting for me. Heartless had my heart in my throat and it's the only time I've ever loved someone elses performance more than Adam's. I have never, not once, been tempted to split votes all seasons, but...I honestly can't decide who I want to win more now. I love them both so much. So I'm going to do it. I'm going to split my votes and fuck everyone who would give me flack for it. At this point I just can't choose and no one can force me to do so. I love them both equally so I'm going to vote for each of them once and only once and let the chips fall where they may. I honestly believe I'll be happy either way.
ordinaryanomaly: (sokka awesome)
Friday, April 24th, 2009 10:40 am

See, the reason I usually don't try to get involved with "real person" fandoms is that the other people in them are (for the most part, you understand) scary fucking insane.

Take Adam Lambert's for example. Though I love the boy with the burning of a thousand suns I cannot stand most of his other fans, especially the fans on the comms and forums and such. I appreciate that the fandom exists and all but the people who are a part of these comms and forums are (again, for the most part) vicious cunts who apparently just can't tolerate anyone having an opinion other than theirs. I've been attacked at least thrice in these place for having a different good opinion, and god-forbid I ever express anything other than total devotion. (I fucking hated "Play that Funky Music." There, I said it.)

So what the fuck ever. I'm not going to let the insanity of Adam's fandom ruin him for me, so I'm not going to participate anymore. They can have their silly internet places where no one ever disagrees and everyone thinks exactly the same. Fuck them. I don't need them to keep track of Adam. I'll stick with my fandoms based on fictional characters where the people haven't been taken by the bad-brand of madness (for the most part).
ordinaryanomaly: (A is for Ashleigh)
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 12:27 am
she'll never play fight with her food. she'll never fetch until she gets bored. she'll never shake or sit or high-five. she'll never bark incessantly. she'll never butt her head under my hand when she wants to be petted. she'll never push and shove a nest for her to sleep in between my legs at night. she'll never try to lick up my nose. she'll never throw a fit when we take her collar off. she'll never sit with me when i'm sad. she'll never do something she's not supposed to and then be so incredibly cute i can't possibly be mad at her. she'll never growl at me and run between me and the door until i let her outside. she'll never ever make me happier just by being my dog.

she'll never do any of those things again because she got hit by a car this morning and now she's dead. my lexie lou is dead and i can't breathe and my chest is tight and my throat is closed and how can she be dead? how can she be gone

miss lou. don't want her to be dead.
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 09:52 pm


So, next week's American Idol theme is going to be songs from the artists' respective birth years and I am so psyched because 1982 was an awesome year for music. Looking at the releases for the year, several are already jumping out at me that I would love for Adam to sing.

--Give it Up by KC and the Sunshine Band

--Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? by Culture Club.

--Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran.

--Hurts So Good by John Mellancamp

--Should I Stay or Should I Go? by The Clash

--Little Too Late by Pat Benatar

--Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood

--Hard to Say I'm Sorry by Chicago

--Heartbreaker by Dionne Warwick

--I'm So Excited by The Pointer Sisters

I swear to God, if he sings "I Want Candy" I will pull my hair out and scream. *hopes she hasn't jinxed herself and knocks on all the wood in reach*
ordinaryanomaly: (Adam beckoning)
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 08:20 pm

Okay, last week I liked it, but this week I'm about to be really pissed off. I like your old hair Adam.

As for the show:

Anoop flew the coop, and crashed hard. Then he put on his bitchface in a totally un-endearing way

Meagan sounded like nails on a chalkboard, as usual, and was smarmy with confidence in her fans, as usual.

Danny Gokey was Hokey as usual. I don't think the judges heard the same thing I heard, because that sounded very karaoke to me. Also, tres bad taste, singing that song, in my opinion. Now I'm not going to shit on what is probably very real grief, but I think it's gotten to the point where he's blatantly using that grief to win him votes. And that's totally not kosher, dude.

Allison was the national disaster of fashion, but I thought she sang great (at least at the beginning)

Scott was mediocre and boring, but that might just be my utter lack of appreciation for the original artist, and my utter lack of appreciation for Scott talking.

Matt Giraud and Lil I missed.

Oh Adam. Why did you have to pick that song? I hate that song, and I don't like it any more just because you sang it. You probably sang it really well too, I just hate it. And ENOUGH WITH THE HAIR DOGAMMIT! (That was not a mistake, btw) I may go back and watch the performance without sound. And I did love how he thanked Ricky and the band. So gracious.

Kris Allen was the best of the night, in my opinion. And he's so pinchably adorable. I just wanna squeeze him. And he really took the judges' advice from last week and stepped up his game. I loved his newfound confidence. There are few things sexier than an cutie-pie with swagger. (Dean Winchester anyone?)

Anyway, I wasn't terribly impressed last night, as you can tell. I was so hyped up about it too. I didn't know hardly an

So, anyway, I voted for Adam like a million times, and I only got about seven busy signals. This worries me. Dial Idol has him in third, but...I guess I'll see in about an hour and a half.
ordinaryanomaly: (Adam beckoning)
Sunday, March 29th, 2009 08:16 pm

Whatever, it's belated, I know.

Okay, so, like I have never ever been interested in RPF because, usually, I don't find actual people very fascinating. I could make an exception for Adam I think. Too bad there aren't really any others I'd be tempted to slash him with this season of Idol.

So here's the deal. I said here that I didn't really like his "country" (*snort*) performance on the 17th or whatever. The thing is, I listened to it again this weekend--the studio version--and...whoa. How did that even happen (*that I didn't like it)? No, you know what? I know exactly how it happened. I confused "being overwhelmed by" with "disliking." That had to be it. It wasn't even that I disliked it, really. I thought what he did with the song was kind of cool. My knee-jerk personal reaction to RoF had absolutely nothing to do with the supposed "desecration" of Johnny Cash (which I call bullshit on--tell you why in a minute) and everything to do with feeling a little like I'd just had a close encounter with a panther, and while I may not have had any visible signs of mauling, neither had I escaped completely unscathed. It was exhilarating, breathtaking, and I was completely terrified of the way it made me feel. Like I said, I got my hands on the studio version, and liked the song immediately. And later, I went back and watched the performance, and since I was prepared for it, I liked that too. (Whew, so much hotness. He is pure sex on that stage.)

I'm going to sort of take back what I said about Adam's version being a "big, cunty fuck you to the country music industry." I do think it was partly that, but I also think it was maybe even a tribute to the Man in Black at the same time. Johnny Cash was all about crossbreeding genres and coming up with with completely fucked-but-also-wonderful songs, or versions of songs. Many, many people have said something like this, and once they did, it sort of rang true with me. I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite Adam-performance, but Ring of Fire is definitely way up there. 

Now, I'd like to discuss, for a moment, "Tracks of My Tears" from last week. First, his clothes. Some people have said that they think he sold out by "toning it down" with which I disagree completely. He wore a shiny grey suit with a pompadour--that is not anywhere near "toned down" it's just a different kind of "really, really Adam". I even had sort of an argument with someone I have nothing to do with anymore about the pompadour--I loved it, she hated it. Okay, so, why did I love it? 1.) He pulled it off, more than anyone I've ever met and still retained his sexy and 2.) Because he's such a performer, and he has a very shrewd eye for style, and this was a very different kind of song than he's been singing, he had to do something different. His style for this performance was period. That was "The Look" in the '50s and '60s. And this endears it to me ever so much. Not only did Adam respect the song and Smokey by singing it so well, but he honored it by looking the fucking part, man.

Okay, so the actual song. God, it took my breath away, and it still does. (I downloaded the video as well as the studio version off of Itunes: best $2.48 I've ever spent) I was mesmerized the entire time by that ridiculously amazing voice. I got chills at least four times during those really, really high notes. At the end of the song I teared up. That kid has to have been touched by the divine, because I hear an angel every time he opens his obscenely talented mouth. (It's not trite if it's true so ;P) And at the end of the performance, you will notice, after he shakes the hands of the band-members, he looks over at Smokey before he even gives the judges one iota of attention, and mouths "Thank You." I melted so freaking hard and then a couple tears actually escaped, but they were happy tears of righteous love for this sweet, sweet boy. And then there was Kara making too much of herself, as always, and failing to count; then Paula being mostly comprehensible, as if Adam's fantasticness somehow broke through the painkillers; and then Simon stumbling all over himself to praise the kid with that oh-so-silly index finger to thumb thing; and Randy good-naturedly sticking his foot in his mouth and not saying "dawg" once; and Adam being SO FREAKING CUTE and aw-shucksey through it all; and then Ryan Seacrest being all "Well, I guess you win." (Which, by the way, I took sort of badly at first, thinking Ryan was being sort of douchey to him, but someone has made me see the light, and I now realize that Ryan Seacrest is just too adorkably stupid to ever do anything like that on purpose. So he is forgiven.)

Wow, that was long and took forever to write, but I feel good about it. Like I've finally accomplished something. The End. (Until April 1st, that is.)
ordinaryanomaly: (luke losing it)
Sunday, March 15th, 2009 03:49 am
This is why I stopped watching "That 70's Show" after the stupidness of season 7 finale. A billion years (or two, or whatever) later I suddenly get an itch to find out what happened and I get the absolute horseshit I knew it would be. JACKIE AND FEZ? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? No they aren't kidding me and now I want to hit something. It Is So Stupid.

I was (am still, goddammit!) a Zenshipper all the way. Jackie and Hyde were my supercouple--OTP--whatever you want to call it. They had so much fucking chemistry! So much snark! So much alksjdlkfkdjlkjflk sexiness! And fuck the naysayers (Hyde included), SO. MUCH. LOVE. Their sweet moments made me melt and squeal simultaneously SO OMG HARD!!!! They had a surprisingly large number of sweet moments, yo.

I don't know why this pains me so much. I catch reruns once in a while on night owl-Fox, but I haven't been into it for a while. I never planned to get (back?) into the fandom, as I prefer slash and/or outright gay fandoms pretty exclusively nowadays. But now I crave Future!fic. Hyde/Jackie future!fic (doi). Fic which I have little confidence I'll actually find, but hope springs eternal y/n?

I just...*helpless hand fluttering* why would they do that? Jackie/Hyde was the best thing about that show, imo. Why would they just rip it away like that? And not even give the audience a hint that reconciliation was a possibility at the end? WHY?!?! (What I really mean is "Jackie/Fez? Really? Really really?" That was low TPTB. Lower than pond scum. Lower than hell. And I hope that's where you all rot forever and ever.)

So, I suppose I'll just have to go bury my head in some conveniently available sand and forget all that I've learned tonight. Or just pretend that none of the ridiculousness exists, and remember the good (really good. great even) times.

Fuck it, I'm off to watch fanvids on Youtube. (Of which there are also a surpisingly large number. Who knew?)
ordinaryanomaly: (luke losing it)
Thursday, March 12th, 2009 08:00 pm

 This is shit.

I'm tired, I'm sick, I'm sore, and Doc is a fucking sadist.

I could have been home now. I could have been home, being taken care of with tea and honey and fucking narcotics goddamn it. But nooooo. Doc has to have a test tomorrow, and now the heavens have opened up with some freakish ice/snow/slush mixture and I don't know if I'm going to even GET to go home!!!

I can't make it another day. I've barely held out till now, I cannot possibly do it another day. If I can't go home I'll throw the godawfullest tantrum I've ever thrown. I'll cry, I'll scream (as much as I can without a voice) I will hurt myself. I will. I'll do it.

The only thing that's gotten me through this hellish week was the promise of sanctuary at the end of it. So help me, if I can't go home... I am this close to a meltdown of nuclear proportions.

Hell hath no fury like me, and you'd better not fucking forget, Mother Nature.

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 06:05 pm

Okay, so in my unholy obsession with one Ianto Jones, I've been going around snapping up all the meta, all the discussions, all the fan-alyses I can get my greasy paws on. Because I'm a loser that way, and I go on frenetic, whirlwind research binges when I find a character that really just hits every single one of my character kinks. Some things I agree with, some things I don't. As this wouldn't be a rant otherwise, this post is about the one thing I really don't agree with.

And that is that Ianto Jones is lowest in the Torchwood heirarchy. (That he can't effect change, I think were the words, but it amounts to the same thing.)

I vehemently disagree with this. He is not. He is, in fact, outside of the fucking heirarchy. Which isn't to say he doesn't follow orders, because he obviously does but his function in Torchwood is distinctly unique, distinctly other than that of his comrades.

I don't buy any of the shit going around that Gwen is Jack's confidante, or that he sees her as more of a "peer" or that Gwen is the only one that Jack will listen to.

I. Don't. Buy. It.

This is not the fangirl in me talking. It isn't. I do, occasionally, have opinions that are not based on that squeeing, heart-eyed, selectively-blind part of me.

I think that Jack admires Gwen. And I think that many of these so-called "confidences" were really just a matter of Gwen being in the right place at the right time. Also that Gwen is/was supposed to represent the audience point of view, so naturally if she doesn't know, we theoretically wouldn't know.  How many times does he actually tell her things of his own volition, without her having accidentally witnessed some example of it? I like Gwen (mostly). And I do think that Jack has a unique relationship with her; he has a unique relationship with all of his subordinates. I do think that she is most likely to affect change, but only because she is the one most likely to take issue with things as they are. That is her function. He hired her to "keep them human." He has to at least listen to her when she questions their practices. Just like he has to listen to Tosh when she has technical problems, or Owen when he has medical issues, and Ianto when he struggles with one of his many functions.

However! Jack obviously thinks he has to "protect" Gwen from certain aspects concerning Torchwood/himself--Flat Holm, for example. And I really, really can't buy all this stuff going around about him considering Gwen his equal when he doesn't think she's capable of handling something like this. It reeks of parent-child dynamic to me. A parent always wants to protect the child from the bad stuff, even when the child is old enough to take care of itself.

"Adrift" was my favorite episode of Series 2. Yeah, because of the hothouse scene, but for other reasons too!

1. Ianto knew about Flat Holm. I don't know if he's the only one in Torchwood (and I tend to think so), but in any case, he obviously knows what's out there and is familiar with it. Which means that Jack trusted him with the knowledge. (I'm gonna guess probably since S1 at least, because who else would have taken care of it while Jack was away with the Doctor?)

2. This is the episode where we really get to see Ianto's passive aggressive streak in all its glory. There has been conjecture that he did what he did "anonymously" so as not to incur the wrath of Jack. I call bullshit. There is absolutely no way he thought Jack wouldn't know. So why would he do it "anonymously"? Passive aggressive. Jack told him not to enlighten Gwen, however Ianto felt she needed to be enlightened, so he does it "anonymously" knowing both Jack and Gwen will know it was him, but by the time it gets linked back the issue will have already been resolved, one way or another. The key here, for everyone who thinks Ianto has this unhealthy subservience to Jack, is that he let Gwen know anyway. And he let Gwen know in such a way that neither she nor Jack could doubt he was the tattler. That is not subservience. That is getting the job done by means necessary.  He couldn't do it straightforwardly, because nothing would get accomplished that way.You call it sneaky; I call it passive aggressiveness at its finest. (I have this feeling I'm not explaining myself well, but meh.)

3. This is really just reiterating the other two, but I firmly believe that Ianto is awesome. That Ianto knows he's awesome. And that he's perfectly content in his own awesomeness. He knows best because, duh, he knows everything.

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Monday, January 12th, 2009 02:55 pm

Wow. That was amazing. Indescribably so, actually.

It's funny, but my most pervading thought was....spoilery for atwt. way spoilery. so spoiler, in fact, your head might explode. )
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 09:44 am

 I like Ianto, but he really isn't worth quite the fuss fandom makes about him.


I don't even remember where I got this quote anymore. I remember having vague ideas about ranting over it hours ago, but now I can't seem to find the energy. It's been sitting there, in my clipboard for hours--a ticking time bomb just waiting to set me off, I know it. And I'd really like to be set off, because this is the kind of comment that makes me just want to hide away and never seek out anyone's personal opinion ever again. Not because people shouldn't be able to have whatever personal opinions they want, but because they masquerade statements like this as some kind of fact. I don't know about you, but I learned the difference between fact and opinion when I was in the fourth grade, and I also learned that opinions ought to come with the disclaimer "I think" or a variation thereof. Also, it's the kind of comment that really tends to set off people with the opposite opinion, which I happen to have. It did set me off by the way. (Wow, looky there, seems I've found some energy after all.)

It's not about political correctness or even about not stepping on another person's toes. It's about being humble enough to realize that your opinion is not the only one that counts and that it shouldn't be phrased as if it is.

People have been pissing me off for days with their absolute unwillingness to be open to other ideals or opinions. Ann Coulter, this person, my own sister. I'm very tired of it and have begun fearing for my sanity. I'm not asking you to accept them; I'm just asking you to acknowledge and respect that they exist.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 01:27 pm

Okay, so I'm aware that Wikipedia is unreliable for formal research, but when I'm looking for information on some new thing, a show that caught my interest for instance, I'm not looking for total disclosure. I just want a basic summary, maybe a dossier on some of the characters. Wikipedia--I thought--served my needs beautifully. Just enough to let me know whether I'd like it. While I knew that the articles weren't regulated, I never actually stopped to think about what that meant. It never occurred to me that they might be seriously biased.

I've been sniffing around Torchwood for a few days now. I've watched the nine episodes of Series 1, I've read the manifestos and what meta I've been able to find. I'm still new and green to the fandom, but I like to think I'm getting the hang of things. Wikipedia was my first foray, as it so often is.

And what I've found, is that the Torchwood Wikipedia articles I read in the beginning are not-so-subtly biased against Janto and not-so-subtly biased in favor of (*snicker*) Gwack. They're actually a-bit-more-subtly biased against Ianto in general. After I read the articles I wasn't prepared to be a great fan of his. I didn't actually like him much, and he came off as kind of a...well, a jerk. I was fully expecting him to be a needy, whiny prat--rather like Bosie, actually.

Since then, I have become quite a hard-core Janto fan. And an Iantophile most of all. God, I love him so much. There's just so much more to him than whoever wrote those articles wanted me to think. I am steeped in horror whenever I think about how I might have continued not to like him, even now, if I'd not been so hungry for more Torchwood (and especially Jack Harkness, which is who my interest began with). I might not have bothered with any meta or anything and continued seeing things through Wikiglasses. Thank god for all the pro-Ianto out there.

Completely separate from Torchwood, however, this discovery disturbs me greatly. How many other fandoms have I passed over because Wikipedia led me to believe things that aren't strictly true? Or at least not the entire truth, but only one aspect of it?

So, this is a warning, both to others and to myself. Don't let Wikipedia turn you off a fandom. Research it other places, because those articles are written by individuals and may reflect individual bias. Especially, don't let Wikipedia turn you off of Ianto. He's actually a delightful, heartbreaking, very brave and strong character. I adore him to the tips of his pretty eye-lashes and pretty Welsh vowels.

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Friday, January 9th, 2009 06:57 pm

So, like the title says, I've found something new and incredibly shiny!

That is, I've found Torchwood, and I'm going on a whirlwind love affair with it at the moment. Look at Jack--he is so SHINY and PRETTY and BISEXUAL! (And Ianto's pretty adorable, himself ^________^)

I have no idea what this means for my relationship with Nuke--maybe nothing. Because honestly? That new sneek peek is pretty fucking shiny itself. How incredibly hot was it when Noah slammed his mouth into Luke's just to shut him up? And there was grabbiness and then that gaspy-grunty thing at the end? SO FUCKING HOT!

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 05:08 pm


My debate with a youtube conservative. Yes it's possibly as ridiculous as it sounds. )


Anyway, what I said at the end is true. I’m done. I'm not even going to read the response she just posted. I'm done wasting any more time on the likes of Ann Coulter. I have better things I could be doing--like making Nuke vids, or writing Nuke fanfiction, or clipping my toenails. So…this is the last of the Coulter-mania you’ll see from me.

*gently closes the door and locks it*