rinnia: (music)
I am ridiculously obsessed with this song right now:
rinnia: (music)
I am ridiculously obsessed with this song right now:
rinnia: (music)
I heard an amaaaaazing cover of that horribly earwormy "Call Me Maybe" song earlier, and it got me thinking about covers that change the genre of the song entirely. Off the top of my head, I'd recommend Call Me Maybe covered by Ben Howard (this is the one I heard today that blew my mind), Whatever You Like covered by Anya Marina, Umbrella covered by Vanilla Sky, and my personal favorite, Firestarter covered by Jimmy Eat World.

How about you guys? What are your favorite musical reinterpretations?
rinnia: (music)
I heard an amaaaaazing cover of that horribly earwormy "Call Me Maybe" song earlier, and it got me thinking about covers that change the genre of the song entirely. Off the top of my head, I'd recommend Call Me Maybe covered by Ben Howard (this is the one I heard today that blew my mind), Whatever You Like covered by Anya Marina, Umbrella covered by Vanilla Sky, and my personal favorite, Firestarter covered by Jimmy Eat World.

How about you guys? What are your favorite musical reinterpretations?
rinnia: (dun look at me plz)
Apologies for my absence, folks - I'm in this weird state lately where I don't want to do anything and I don't even want to interact with anyone and I don't want to remind people that I exist or they might be annoyed with my anti-social attitude and... yeah, it's frustrating. Past experience tells me this should fade soon.

Anyway, I had to peek back into the online world so I could share this:
rinnia: (dun look at me plz)
Apologies for my absence, folks - I'm in this weird state lately where I don't want to do anything and I don't even want to interact with anyone and I don't want to remind people that I exist or they might be annoyed with my anti-social attitude and... yeah, it's frustrating. Past experience tells me this should fade soon.

Anyway, I had to peek back into the online world so I could share this:
rinnia: (brilliant)
[livejournal.com profile] carolinecrane owns my soul. She wrote the best fic in the history of ever. Seriously. "Like a Chord on a Harp". And then [livejournal.com profile] jengeorge did a sequel, "Your Time Here is Fleeting", which is also great, so I guess she owns a bit of my soul as well. I gotta get more soul to give. They deserve it.

Other awesome things I've encountered lately:
- Nick and Jess tapping
- The Disney Princess Designer Collection
- The most badass drum solo you've ever seen
- Crocheted minions!

My mom brought that last item to my attention and requested some, so I'm planning on tackling those after I finish the crafts I currently have underway. Namely, a [ITEM REDACTED SO MY MOM WON'T KNOW HER XMAS GIFT] and a felt plush version of my Dimetrodon.

For now? Gold rush research to do for fic. Then sleep. Maybe. Maybe.
rinnia: (brilliant)
[livejournal.com profile] carolinecrane owns my soul. She wrote the best fic in the history of ever. Seriously. "Like a Chord on a Harp". And then [livejournal.com profile] jengeorge did a sequel, "Your Time Here is Fleeting", which is also great, so I guess she owns a bit of my soul as well. I gotta get more soul to give. They deserve it.

Other awesome things I've encountered lately:
- Nick and Jess tapping
- The Disney Princess Designer Collection
- The most badass drum solo you've ever seen
- Crocheted minions!

My mom brought that last item to my attention and requested some, so I'm planning on tackling those after I finish the crafts I currently have underway. Namely, a [ITEM REDACTED SO MY MOM WON'T KNOW HER XMAS GIFT] and a felt plush version of my Dimetrodon.

For now? Gold rush research to do for fic. Then sleep. Maybe. Maybe.
rinnia: (music)
Because I'm in a funk of legendary scale, it's time for mindless fun. Memes!
Icon Meme! )
Lyrics Meme! )
rinnia: (music)
Because I'm in a funk of legendary scale, it's time for mindless fun. Memes!
Icon Meme! )
Lyrics Meme! )
rinnia: (fierce little thing)
My brother just graduated and wants to go into theater. Would it be too mean to send him Skipper Dan?

Also, I only know the songs in Polka Face because I eat lunch in the campus bowling alley and I watch Glee. I think I might be unhip. Sadface.
rinnia: (fierce little thing)
My brother just graduated and wants to go into theater. Would it be too mean to send him Skipper Dan?

Also, I only know the songs in Polka Face because I eat lunch in the campus bowling alley and I watch Glee. I think I might be unhip. Sadface.
rinnia: (normal human)
So apparently my advisor is on vacation this whole week and didn't feel like letting me or the other person in his lab know. Hmph.

Thus I'm running code and... writing ficlets. Wednesday's should get a good reaction, I think. Oh, and listening to The Book of Mormon on repeat, because it is the most incredible musical ever created. Srsly.

I think this challenge was MADE FOR ME. I just etched Adventure Time characters onto glasses yesterday. I took my pills with water from a PHIL FACE glass last night, for god's sake. I must do this one. Think think think.
rinnia: (normal human)
So apparently my advisor is on vacation this whole week and didn't feel like letting me or the other person in his lab know. Hmph.

Thus I'm running code and... writing ficlets. Wednesday's should get a good reaction, I think. Oh, and listening to The Book of Mormon on repeat, because it is the most incredible musical ever created. Srsly.

I think this challenge was MADE FOR ME. I just etched Adventure Time characters onto glasses yesterday. I took my pills with water from a PHIL FACE glass last night, for god's sake. I must do this one. Think think think.
rinnia: (exhausted)
Do you guys know anyone who'd like two tickets to see Bright Eyes in Orlando tonight? Jaime and I got them a while ago, but we're not gonna be able to make it, and I'd hate to see them go to waste. Seriously, no strings attached. Spread the word around?
rinnia: (exhausted)
Do you guys know anyone who'd like two tickets to see Bright Eyes in Orlando tonight? Jaime and I got them a while ago, but we're not gonna be able to make it, and I'd hate to see them go to waste. Seriously, no strings attached. Spread the word around?
rinnia: (omgYAY)
2010 Fandom Meme
Three favourite movies:
    - Moon - We watched it at the Alexican sleepover and I was spellbound.
    - Memento - After the disappointment of Inception (it was a great heist movie, but not what I was expecting), Jaime and I set out to watch all the mindfuck movies we could get our hands on. This is my personal favorite of them so far. As a side note, Black Swan was also excellent.
    - Jackass 3D - JACK. ASS. 3D. Need I say more?
Three favourite tv-shows:
    - Dexter - My god, we were addicted and watched four seasons in like a month.
    - Modern Family - This one's a recent discovery, but an astonishingly awesome one.
    - Mad Men - On the serious side, the interpersonal relationships are well done and really compelling, and the ads themselves are neat to see. On the shallow side, boozin' and smokin' and wimminin' with the boys!
... Why no video game category, [livejournal.com profile] memeseveriwhere? Let's just throw that in here.
Three favourite video games:
    - Final Fantasy XIII - I don't care what anyone says, it's incredibly fun and has a great cast.
    - Heavy Rain - It's unique and nail-biting and managed to keep me guessing.
    - Professor Layton - Loved Layton, loved Luke, loved the puzzles... except for the fucking princess block ones AUGH.
Three favourite characters:
    - my boy Kurt from Glee - Okay, so I'm more than a touch fond of him. He's pretty much the only reason I keep watching.
    - Hope from FFXIII - He's my PS3 theme - favorite character in battle and out.
    - Deb from Dexter - She's my swearspiration. I kind of want to be her.
Three favourite ships:
    - Kris/Adam from American Idol - My first RPF ship. I regret nothing; the fic is amazing.
    - Puck/Kurt from Glee - I just. Yes. Please.
    - Deb/Quinn from Dexter - I didn't like Quinn until this season, but I've always kind of wanted them to hook up. The pay off has been fantastic. I didn't expect real emotions out of them, but my god am I loving it.
Three favourite non-romantic pairs:
    - Lightning and Hope from FFXIII - I hear it's a popular ship, but I just can't see it that way. I do, however, love the odd Big Sis/Little Bro dynamic they develop and how they both help each other heal. It's sweet.
    - Kurt and Burt from Glee - Best dad ever. In a show full of cliches, their interactions come off as very real.
    - Dexter and Cody from Dexter - Dexter and Deb would be the most obvious choice, but that scene with Dexter telling Cody to stick by his sister (you know the one) broke. My. Heart. Not even joking; I cried.
Three favourite books:
Um, so I don't think I even read three books this year. I mostly consumed science literature and, in my free time, fanfic.
Three favourite album or song:
    - Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups - I think I described this before as being the inside of my brain. The pills have lessened that a bit, but it's still mostly true, and the song is still completely awesome.
    - For Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert - Sexy. Yus.
    - I'll Believe in Anything by Wolf Parade - The song that got me into what is now one of my favorite bands. It stands on its own pretty well, too.
Three favourite fanvids:
I'm not a big fanvid person. Um. Why don't I combine this with the book category from above and give three fanfic recs instead?
    - If It Kills Me by [livejournal.com profile] buffyx - Kris/Adam - It starts out mostly not AU, but then veers when SPOILER: there's a plane crash and the two have to survive on an island. It's harsh and kind of gutting at times, but it's worth it.
    - The Best Lines are Online by [livejournal.com profile] aggybird - Puck/Kurt - Porny chatlog fic, and yet it's IC. And good.
    - Or Be Drowned in Blissful Confusion at [livejournal.com profile] orbedrowned - Kris/Adam - As a rule, I avoid WIPs; also, I think we all know what sort of reputation high school AUs have. Somehow, though, this fic manages to be one of the greatest things I've ever read. It's the very definition of slow and sweet.
Three favourite lj communities:
    - [livejournal.com profile] gleestyle - I cannot begin to express how much they've fueled my desire for fashion.
    - [livejournal.com profile] puckurt - Feeding my newest pairing obsession. Yaaaaay.
    - [livejournal.com profile] geekcrafts - I'd been wishing for a place like this for months. Thanks for leading me to this one, LJ Spotlight!
First Fandom of the year:
    - Mmm, probably Dexter, unless we're counting the rollover love for Persona 4.
Your best new fandom discovery of the year:
    - Drama: Dexter, Comedy: Modern Family, Game: FFXIII, Fic: Glee
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year:
    - Second season of Glee? Glee canon overall? It's gotta be Glee-related.
Your biggest squee moments of the year:
    - Quinn and Deb hooking up. Plus, Quinn became awesome. Wasn't expecting that.
    - Every thing about Jackass 3D. The mere existence of a third Jackass movie makes the world a better place.
    - Beating the Gigantuar in FFXIII. YYYYYEAH!
Fandom that you never expected to get into:
    - Glee. I'm still having issues believing I'm into it.
Last fandom of the year:
    - Modern Family, I suppose, though I'm not planning on getting into "the fandom" for it. I just love the show. Last one I got into that I'm following the fandom for is Glee.
Overall fandoms of the year:
    - Persona 4. Yes, still.
    - American Idol
    - Glee
... I think I need to find loldeeper fandoms next year.
Your main fandom of the year:
    - Hm... for the sheer volume of fanworks viewed, probably Persona 4.
The most missed of your old fandoms:
    - I wish HomestarRunner.com was more active. Those Strong Bad games were badass.
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?:
    - Final Fantasy XIII, kiiiiind of. In theory, I'd be all about it, but Squenix fandoms have a history of letting me down, so I'm a bit scared to dip my toe in.
Complete seasons of tv-shows:
    - Oh god, all of Dexter. All of Glee. All of Modern Family. All of Mad Men. We have a tendency to marathon things. Plus, I kept up with Project Runway (until the last episode) and RuPaul's Drag Race.
Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?:
    - I've got my fingers crossed we'll get Catherine in the US and I'm pretty psyched about Mass Effect 2 for PS3. This is the year I'm going to master shooters, you guys. Bioshock and ME2, here I come.
rinnia: (omgYAY)
2010 Fandom Meme
Three favourite movies:
    - Moon - We watched it at the Alexican sleepover and I was spellbound.
    - Memento - After the disappointment of Inception (it was a great heist movie, but not what I was expecting), Jaime and I set out to watch all the mindfuck movies we could get our hands on. This is my personal favorite of them so far. As a side note, Black Swan was also excellent.
    - Jackass 3D - JACK. ASS. 3D. Need I say more?
Three favourite tv-shows:
    - Dexter - My god, we were addicted and watched four seasons in like a month.
    - Modern Family - This one's a recent discovery, but an astonishingly awesome one.
    - Mad Men - On the serious side, the interpersonal relationships are well done and really compelling, and the ads themselves are neat to see. On the shallow side, boozin' and smokin' and wimminin' with the boys!
... Why no video game category, [livejournal.com profile] memeseveriwhere? Let's just throw that in here.
Three favourite video games:
    - Final Fantasy XIII - I don't care what anyone says, it's incredibly fun and has a great cast.
    - Heavy Rain - It's unique and nail-biting and managed to keep me guessing.
    - Professor Layton - Loved Layton, loved Luke, loved the puzzles... except for the fucking princess block ones AUGH.
Three favourite characters:
    - my boy Kurt from Glee - Okay, so I'm more than a touch fond of him. He's pretty much the only reason I keep watching.
    - Hope from FFXIII - He's my PS3 theme - favorite character in battle and out.
    - Deb from Dexter - She's my swearspiration. I kind of want to be her.
Three favourite ships:
    - Kris/Adam from American Idol - My first RPF ship. I regret nothing; the fic is amazing.
    - Puck/Kurt from Glee - I just. Yes. Please.
    - Deb/Quinn from Dexter - I didn't like Quinn until this season, but I've always kind of wanted them to hook up. The pay off has been fantastic. I didn't expect real emotions out of them, but my god am I loving it.
Three favourite non-romantic pairs:
    - Lightning and Hope from FFXIII - I hear it's a popular ship, but I just can't see it that way. I do, however, love the odd Big Sis/Little Bro dynamic they develop and how they both help each other heal. It's sweet.
    - Kurt and Burt from Glee - Best dad ever. In a show full of cliches, their interactions come off as very real.
    - Dexter and Cody from Dexter - Dexter and Deb would be the most obvious choice, but that scene with Dexter telling Cody to stick by his sister (you know the one) broke. My. Heart. Not even joking; I cried.
Three favourite books:
Um, so I don't think I even read three books this year. I mostly consumed science literature and, in my free time, fanfic.
Three favourite album or song:
    - Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups - I think I described this before as being the inside of my brain. The pills have lessened that a bit, but it's still mostly true, and the song is still completely awesome.
    - For Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert - Sexy. Yus.
    - I'll Believe in Anything by Wolf Parade - The song that got me into what is now one of my favorite bands. It stands on its own pretty well, too.
Three favourite fanvids:
I'm not a big fanvid person. Um. Why don't I combine this with the book category from above and give three fanfic recs instead?
    - If It Kills Me by [livejournal.com profile] buffyx - Kris/Adam - It starts out mostly not AU, but then veers when SPOILER: there's a plane crash and the two have to survive on an island. It's harsh and kind of gutting at times, but it's worth it.
    - The Best Lines are Online by [livejournal.com profile] aggybird - Puck/Kurt - Porny chatlog fic, and yet it's IC. And good.
    - Or Be Drowned in Blissful Confusion at [livejournal.com profile] orbedrowned - Kris/Adam - As a rule, I avoid WIPs; also, I think we all know what sort of reputation high school AUs have. Somehow, though, this fic manages to be one of the greatest things I've ever read. It's the very definition of slow and sweet.
Three favourite lj communities:
    - [livejournal.com profile] gleestyle - I cannot begin to express how much they've fueled my desire for fashion.
    - [livejournal.com profile] puckurt - Feeding my newest pairing obsession. Yaaaaay.
    - [livejournal.com profile] geekcrafts - I'd been wishing for a place like this for months. Thanks for leading me to this one, LJ Spotlight!
First Fandom of the year:
    - Mmm, probably Dexter, unless we're counting the rollover love for Persona 4.
Your best new fandom discovery of the year:
    - Drama: Dexter, Comedy: Modern Family, Game: FFXIII, Fic: Glee
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year:
    - Second season of Glee? Glee canon overall? It's gotta be Glee-related.
Your biggest squee moments of the year:
    - Quinn and Deb hooking up. Plus, Quinn became awesome. Wasn't expecting that.
    - Every thing about Jackass 3D. The mere existence of a third Jackass movie makes the world a better place.
    - Beating the Gigantuar in FFXIII. YYYYYEAH!
Fandom that you never expected to get into:
    - Glee. I'm still having issues believing I'm into it.
Last fandom of the year:
    - Modern Family, I suppose, though I'm not planning on getting into "the fandom" for it. I just love the show. Last one I got into that I'm following the fandom for is Glee.
Overall fandoms of the year:
    - Persona 4. Yes, still.
    - American Idol
    - Glee
... I think I need to find loldeeper fandoms next year.
Your main fandom of the year:
    - Hm... for the sheer volume of fanworks viewed, probably Persona 4.
The most missed of your old fandoms:
    - I wish HomestarRunner.com was more active. Those Strong Bad games were badass.
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?:
    - Final Fantasy XIII, kiiiiind of. In theory, I'd be all about it, but Squenix fandoms have a history of letting me down, so I'm a bit scared to dip my toe in.
Complete seasons of tv-shows:
    - Oh god, all of Dexter. All of Glee. All of Modern Family. All of Mad Men. We have a tendency to marathon things. Plus, I kept up with Project Runway (until the last episode) and RuPaul's Drag Race.
Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?:
    - I've got my fingers crossed we'll get Catherine in the US and I'm pretty psyched about Mass Effect 2 for PS3. This is the year I'm going to master shooters, you guys. Bioshock and ME2, here I come.

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