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01 January 2020 @ 12:00 am
This journal is 80% friends only.


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Current Music: Something suitably epic
 
 
thefortysecond
21 September 2012 @ 01:21 am
So I need to earn lots and lots of money STAT because I have never wanted an Arashi album as badly as I want Popcorn. I don't even know why. But I probably won't be able to afford it for months.
 
 
thefortysecond
09 September 2012 @ 08:28 pm
I am staying far, far away from the controversy posts about Koki's PV costume (aka the unsettlingly accurate Nazi SS uniform).

But to the commenters in the Arama post saying "when will you all get over it already", three words:

fuck. you. all.

The minute we "get over" the Holocaust is the minute another one happens.

Aaaaaand hesitantly making this post public. I refuse to get involved in the comment wank on the arama post, but I don't have anything to keep to myself on the issue.
 
 
thefortysecond
30 August 2012 @ 09:02 pm
So, um,

I've been preoccupied with tumblr (and LIFE BEING REALLY BUSY) lately and didn't make a Jun post.

But.

I've been reblogging much more Arashi than usual in honor of it! So. I hope to continue the trend.

Does that count?
 
 
thefortysecond
11 August 2012 @ 10:47 pm
WARNING: I use the term "Awesome" far too frequently in this post. Perhaps I shall edit it to contain a wider variety of superlatives in the morning, but I'm too tired right now. ETA: I've toned it down a little but I'm leaving the warning in because I still use it too much.

Hi there people, there is something I want to talk to you about:

It's those people who you want to gush about all the time, because they're flatly awesome. But you're not attracted to them in a sexual way. And of course if you say something to that effect, it's like asking for insta-tease, because your friends immediately decide that obviously you're just in denial. Or you're protesting too much. But it's true, you're not physically attracted to this person.

It's difficult to reconcile this kind of fandom with reality, since we're wired to assume that wanting to be around/talk about someone or just really think they're an extra level of awesome is almost always linked to wanting to perform babymaking activities with them. But the thing is, sometimes that element isn't there.

Haven't you ever had a talent crush? Or a girlcrush? Or if by some crazy twist of fate there's actually a heterosexual male out there reading this blog, haven't you ever had a mancrush? I come to this experience with a slightly different perspective, being bisexual myself. For me a crush was just a crush, arbitrary details like gender were irrelevant. So I really didn't have a word for "person who I kind of worship and think about a ton but don't want to conduct sexytimes with". And I decided that the term "platonic crush" needed to be more popular, like NOW.

Here's the thing: I am not shy about declaring my attraction to people. I do it all the time. Around 90% of this journal is me announcing my enormous feels about some celebrity or another, even when my taste in crush-dom is called into question because really, them?? So when I say that I have a strictly platonic crush on someone? Believe me. I wouldn't deny it if it stopped being platonic. I have absolutely zero shame in the matter.

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Great, now that we've cleared that up, I want to gush about some of my platonic crushes becuase they're some of the cooler people in the universe. I'll probably make more platonic-crush posts periodically, because I have way too many of them.

Decided to make this a proper cut because there's a LOT under here, and sometimes LJ HTML is weird with spoiler cuts and shows them on your f-list anyway.Collapse )

Keep in mind, sometimes my platonic crushes have been known to morph into the regular kind of crush without warning. It doesn't always happen, but it can. So I reserve the right to change my mind about any of these people on a moment's notice.

I think that's it for my platonic crushes for now. Who are yours?
 
 
 
thefortysecond
05 August 2012 @ 09:00 pm
Well, Arashi made me do it. Same difference.

You didn't think there was any chance that I'd not do this, did you?

[If you haven't guessed what it is by now I am disappointed in you]









(P.S. Feel free to use them with credit!)
(P.P.S. I also put these on my tumblr feed so sorry to those of you who got it twice!)
 
 
thefortysecond
05 August 2012 @ 02:33 am
The squealing sounds I made were not human. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH ARASHI YOU GUYS.

Go. Watch. Them. Now. (if anyone has a youtube link that is not taken from a group that requested no reposts I will gladly add it to this entry ^_^)

Ok fiiiiiine since you twisted my arm here are a few screencaps:

[Clicky clicky! You know you want to!]Juntoshi:





Sakuraiba:





Aimiya: (ok I ended up with four. Deal with it.)









Ohmiya: (this ended up as three. I don't even know why)







And last but not least- Sakumoto:



 
 
thefortysecond
28 June 2012 @ 10:26 pm
You see, my sister had fish fingers and custard for dinner!

(With han624 but she counts as a sister. So there.)
 
 
thefortysecond
27 June 2012 @ 10:13 pm
[Tiiiiiiny Avengers spoiler. Nothing important]So can we please take a second to admire how completely fucking adorable Chris Evans is right here?


You're falling in love right now, aren't you? Unless you were already in love. Then you're just MORE in love now.

I mean really, there's no way this is not putting you right back to tweenyhood and hormonal helpless crushes. If you aren't enthralled, then you either don't swing towards menfolk or you don't have a soul.


dslkjfoijfga;oeirjfaegaerf the second picture is even better because it is sweet and shy and adorable and everything that made him special when he was still just Steve Rogers, before the super serum. It's good to see that he's still "in there" despite the shit he's gone through.


Is it just me or is LJ scrapbook being a serious butt lately? I couldn't get to the upload page. I had to use Flickr for these, and that account is generally reserved for my nail art :/
 
 
thefortysecond
24 June 2012 @ 07:31 pm
Hi thar! This isn't a post about my life. If you want to know my life lately, all you need to hear is that I've been going to work like normal, and I've been computering like normal except neglecting twitter, and I had pizza last night. That is literally everything interesting that has happened to me in the past few days.

But I've been interneting and I have links to pimp at you.

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[Lesbians!]Jezebel has been fantastic lately. Case in point: They put together a list of 15 ways to tell someone is a lesbian, if you take advice from turn-of-the-(last)-century medical journals. Eighteen hundreds and lesbians, how can this not be awesome? Also apparently I'm a lesbian. Also apparently so are you. And everyone. The comments on this post are hysterical.


How to tell you're a lesbian, according to days of yore


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[Drugs!]io9 is also ever incredible. This is something I've never seen them do before- they put up a concept as kind of a story prompt, and then a lot of people wrote short stories based on this idea in the comments. The stories are fascinating, I love what people did with this! I need to find more. I've seen this concept explored before in popular media (Doctor Who "Gridlock" comes to mind) but it's entertaining and thought provoking nonetheless.


What if you could bottle emotions and sell them as drugs?


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[Breathtaking animated cinema!]I got myself the OST of Wall-E, and unsurprisingly I shall implore you to listen to my two favorite songs on the soundtrack:


Define Dancing
Down to Earth (the song from the closing credits, which is a thing of beauty by itself)

For reference: these two songs, and Wall-E in general, is why I chose this icon today. Wall-e just makes me want to spontaneously hug everyone.

I know that it won an Academy Award, but how did it not win ALL THE AWARDS? It's such an extraordinary film. And if you haven't seen it, go watch it NOW. Seriously, drop everything and watch. Do not give me bullshit about "it's a kid's movie", I know plenty of full grown adults (me included) who were reduced to tears repeatedly while watching it.

Also more and more I find myself thinking that we really shouldn't have a separate category for "Best Film" and "Best Animated Film". What, does being animated somehow reduce the quality? Are you kidding me? So many animated films are intelligent and beautiful and equal if not greater quality than the vast majority of live action films. Heck, Pixar would be sweeping all the awards most years if it were allowed to do so.


...oh, I get it now.


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[No links in here! Just rambling!]I've mentioned this before, but I've been reading a metric fuckton of Avengers fanfic lately. I'm sorta-kinda-ish putting together a reclist, but it's pretty much all composed of PG, worksafe stuff. I wouldn't rec it if it weren't good, but it's entirely tame. I do read the... other stuff (and enjoy it thoroughly), but I haven't really kept track of it. Let's say I'm trying to ease one of my friends into the scary world of fanfic, so I'm starting off gentle.


Do any of the friends who haven't told me so already like Avengers? Should I post that list on the internetz?


Should I put this under a cut? It's sort of in that grey area where I dunno if it's too big for your flist today. Compromise! Spoiler cuts.