mandolin: (death haunts us everyday)
So I was going to post about the creative blahs I've been in for the past 2 weeks.

Then Deb and I sat down today to get caught up on all the Season 4 episodes of Leverage we've missed, up to the season finale.

Forget that. I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH. THERE IS SO MUCH AWESOME JUST PACKED INTO THE SEASON FINALE I DO NOT HAVE THE WORDS TO EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR IT RIGHT NOW.

Also, without spoiling it: So before Eliot's first kill, he was Captain America and after that he became Batman?
mandolin: (whee)
The "I ♥ New York" slogan is more appropriate than ever right now. :)
mandolin: (rivalry is born)
This is the best review of The Last Airbender I have ever read. EVER.

The critics have nothing on Azula. XD

ETA: Link goes to an RP journal. [livejournal.com profile] sharpasfire is awesome.
mandolin: (dream)
Catching up on the Leverage episodes I missed while I was on vacation, and I must say this:

"The Inside Job" is now my absolute favorite episode. No, really. Hands down. "The Wedding Job" is still the funniest, "The Two Live Crew Job" is the crowd-pleaser, but damn this one was good.

Admittedly, I might reshuffle my favorites later, but that was my first thought after watching the episode.

Without major spoilers, a quick list of why it's awesome:
- A metric ton of background for Parker
- Major character development, too; I'm not sure Season 1 Parker would have so readily insisted on staying and doing the right thing. Agreed to it, yes, but she wouldn't have been the first to insist on it.
- The infamous Sailor Moon cosplay shot. I think I've seen that guy or his twin at Otakon.
- One of the most vile antagonists in a while. The scale of what she was planning to do was over-the-top, but... I can imagine a corporation trying something like it on a smaller scale and it creeps me out.
- Richard Chamberlain is fantastic and his guest shot was an incredibly significant role and not just a walk-on.
- Some guy named John Rogers did a pretty good job directing it.

I'm seriously considering just buying that one ep on iTunes.

Still cleaning and sorting through Greece photos. I just wanted to gush.
mandolin: (eduardo)
I should probably preface this by mentioning that I've been making good use of the Elkridge Library's collection and catching up on all the Doctor Who I've missed. (Which means all of Season 3 and most of 4. And not completely in order.)

Having said that: I just finished watching "Blink" and was surprised and impressed. No, really impressed. Thought I was getting a filler episode with almost no David Tennant, but it was a neat, twisty, suspenseful episode. On top of all that, the Weeping Angels were genuinely creepy. No, really. I have very rarely been able to say that. And not just in a shock-value OMG-there's-suddenly-a-giant-wasp-trying-to-sting-Agatha-Christie sort of way, either.

Kind of interesting to note that in a series where you have tons of giant bug aliens, robots and monsters, the antagonists that really manage to creep me out are the ones who we never see move, who appear as frozen statues onscreen. That's not just because sometimes the aliens and monsters in the series can be just plain cheesy. The real chills always come from what you don't see.

Also, young DI Shipton? Cocky, but still hot.

Yep, two-years-late Doctor Who episode fangirling. That's all. Carry on.

(YES, MOM, I AM GOING TO BED NOW. ♥)

whooooo!

Jul. 11th, 2009 11:02 am
mandolin: (have no fear)
After four years, ladies and gentlemen, I have a working dishwasher.

Man, it's nice to be able to see my counter after I cook something more complicated than a microwave meal.

This riveting post brought to you in part by my Mom, who is awesome and came down to plumber-sit so I could go to work on Friday. Love you, Mom.
mandolin: (banter)
Hahahaha WOW.

I could just spam this post with lines of ♥ ♥ ♥ to illustrate my reaction to this, but you get the idea. I'm so gonna miss John Rogers writing this book, I am. But damn, what a note to go out on. XD

For those of you who can't get to your LCS today, PM me. I'll be home in a few hours.
mandolin: (bb - we're coming)
HOT DAMN.

Not even the usual flailing and rambling's going to cover the initial reaction here, folks. Going to have to actually re-read and review this and that has to wait til I get home.

Note to [livejournal.com profile] jennies and those who don't know the history of the past two Blue Beetles - reread issue #8 before reading the last page. Otherwise, it will NOT MAKE SENSE. (No, I'm not explaining it here.)

ETA to family: I'm fine. Let me fangirl over one of the few comics I read. I'd give the blow-by-blow of how today was crazy and how I stayed on top of it anyway, but I wanted to actually post something positive instead of more work boring.
mandolin: (it was the penguins)
Okay, so, I don't think anyone on my friends list has played Phoenix Wright. If you haven't, you will probably NOT fall off your chair laughing at this like I did.

No, you will probably snicker at the animation and silly anyway, be impressed at how it's all hand-drawn and watch the credits to figure out who all these people are. This is the most hysterical and cute Phoenix Wright animation I've ever seen.

Mambolawyer

PHOENIX WRIGHT FANDOM, YOU ARE MADE OF CRACK AND WIN AND I ADORE YOU.

It's all about the parrot! THE PARROT WAS BEHIND IT ALL! XD

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