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!!!!!!!!!

The main office at work mostly mutes sound from outside and from the inside, but at the end of the second episodes of Parks and Recreation I made a noise that made someone walking by outside turn around and glance through the window in concern. Shook a little with joy, I think. Grabbed at my face and maybe sobbed melodramatically. Because that was the first time something like that killed me with flaily, 'shippy joy to the extent that Casino Night did, and the fact that it had been followed by an already ridiculously wonderful scene between Andy and April? Forty minutes of this show at once apparently have the ability to turn me into a mindless teen.

I also cackled a lot and cackled at the same things during even the rewatches (all the rewatches. we shouldn't talk about how many times I've rewatched both episodes.) and cackled again when rewatching the episodes together with [livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie, and. you know. my heart has collapsed a little from all that reason to feel joy. all that reason to love. which is just. Oh, show. This is sappy, but thank you for encouraging love.

Better thoughts in a better post, someday soon (if I can gather the words).

-- rachu

P.S.: On a semi-related note, has indifference stopped being cool yet? Scoffing at enthusiasm genuinely makes me angry and I need that to go away. Our system has been plagued by it long enough. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH LOVING THINGS AND TALKING ABOUT THEM.

P.P.S.: More of you should be watching Happy Endings, OK?
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  1. Damn it, guys. My last entry is kind of both silly and extremely inadequate - basically I screwed up kind of major exams. A part of me acknowledges that I am far more intelligent than these results have proven me to be, but I know I’ve disappointed people and shocked people and these results may possibly define what I choose within the next few months, and that’s what has me this upset. Exams are just exams, though, and I will keep doing things and being things beyond that piece of paper - I just have to find the confidence in my own abilities again to get back on track.

  2. And as long as we’re talking about things that bum me out, going this long without Parks and Recreation is actually hurting my soul a bit, and that’s not even an exaggeration. I need this show’s joy back in my life. I need Leslie. I need Leslie with every other character on this show. I need Leslie/Ben. ugh. Coming home on Friday the week before the last bawling and not having this show to focus my attention on only made my mood worse. I have been intolerable company in the last week or so, I know it.

  3. I’ve had a Parks and Recreation-specific post saved in my Google Docs for a few days now and I hope to post that extremely wordy thing before Harvest Festival (!!!!!) airs, but can I just say, very quickly - all of you must know, surely, that my adoration for Parks = adoration for every single thing on this show, but just thinking about Leslie/Ben right now is making me get excited - they’re sweet and simple, yes, but there’s also so much potential there, and I adore that how fleshed out these characters are (especially Ben, which is a pretty major feat considering he’s been on the show for eight episodes) only contributes to how easily you can envision the ways they will fit together and influence each other and the things they can do or become? It’s sappy, I know, I know, but they’ve owned my heart so effortlessly. And this is before both of them even start interacting like that! - all we’ve had so far are little slip-ups and looks of adorations when the other’s not looking!! AH. And fuck, watching Ben fall in love with Pawnee is going to be glorious. This show. These characters. I can flail very intelligently about this show, but all this paragraph is is mindless.

  4. I have been a publishing intern for three weeks now! So far it’s been kind of awesome - the company’s so tiny that I get to be involved in so many steps of the process: editing, proofreading, layouts, design, getting files ready for e-book conversions. I got to communicate frequently with an author to talk through the final stages of the editing of his book, and I got to write to the National Library Board, and I talked to my boss a lot about how to publicise two of the books we’re releasing in the next couple of weeks. It may sound lame, but it’s exciting, guys!

  5. And the last couple of weeks have been very layout-work heavy because we’re getting ready to send off a batch of e-books for conversion and then release, so what I’ve been doing is converting a bunch of episodes of shows I’ve wanted to watch, dropped it into my iPod, and paid half-attention to both my work and my TV. I’ve watched so much TV in the last two weeks, you guys. So much TV. I finished Greek (all four season) in eleven days and absolutely adored it - it deserves a lengthier post than I have the patience for right now. I hadn’t watched more than the first episode of S2 of The Good Wife until last week, and now I’m all caught up on that, too. And now I’ve started on White Collar!! Exciting.

  6. The Good Wife feelings behind the cut -  )

    Some day I will talk about other things I love about this show, including the way morality is written in it - [livejournal.com profile] uptheapples and I will have plenty to say! morality on this show is another thing that’s intriguing and beautifully-written in this show - and the way Cary Agos should be a one-note, predictable character, but is far from it, but for now, because it’s late and I have been typing furiously for the last half-hour, I will stop here.


My wrists hurt. I’m going to continue reading A Game of Thrones (I’m over halfway through, and Jon Snow is looking like he’s my favourite).

-- rachu
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just much less - touchy-feely
they mainly happen somewhere warm and sunnyyyyyyyy!
  1. I watched Tangled again today, this time with [livejournal.com profile] snoorella and [livejournal.com profile] imprinted_soul, and for free (!!!). A few more thoughts behind the cut, just because I am a sappy, Disney-lovin' fool. sometimes i can't choose between italics and the caps lock key )

  2. As a side-note, crunching on popcorn is annoying but easy to tolerate, and people checking their cell phones for texts is okay (although no calling, ugh, what is wrong with you), but I draw the line at the food. I want to kill the person who thought it was a great idea to allow cinema food to include things like hot dogs and nachos and pasta and whatever else, because it is wrong that a cinema smells like anything beyond popcorn, and it actually gets disgusting to know people are eating full meals sitting a few seats down from you when everyone else is trying to enjoy a movie. And as a vegetarian I'm fine with smelling meat, I'm completely used to it, but it's unbelievably worse in an air-conditioned area like that, and when all I'm doing is watching a movie. I'm sorry for the rant, but REALLY. REALLY, CINEMA-GOERS?

  3. I don't have too much to say about Merlin, but the setting-up of the Round Table of Badassery was well-done, I think, because it felt both epic/awesome and also like all characters there were people who deserved to be there, which is nice, and it's more than I'm used to from this show. Also, knowing Katie McGrath has forced to smirk this often has made me like her more, feel better about watching her, and get really annoyed with the direction on this show.

    And finally, I am having a serious Colin Morgan Problem, but I don't know what to do with myself every time I see something of him that makes me flail on Tumblr, and I do think that most of my tags are written when I'm not paying attention to my brain. I love him (and Merlin Emrys, the bravest of them all!!!1) very much.

  4. Cougar Town is wonderful (Jules and Bobby being to laugh together over the boat made me smile and smile), Castle is warm and comfortable and delightful (I always love when Castle gets particularly enthusiastic about something), and Phil Dunphy chasing after the salesman with cologne is probably the greatest thing I've seen this week (but then again, Phil Dunphy is one of the greatest things ever in general, so thank you, Modern Family).
-- rachu
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  1. Three weeks ago - in the middle of my exams, ugh - my iPod hung, and when I finally got my Macbook to recognise it again it had restored itself, i.e. memory completely wiped. My music is divided between stuff I had on my old computer and what I have now on my Macbook but weeding through that stuff is OK - I'll get everything back - but I'm angry now because I had THE BEST PLAYLISTS, YOU GUYS. There was one I had dedicated to sleepy music, which was mostly soft, and there was dedicated to simple music, which was acoustic-type or clean, easy pop, and there was shower music, for the songs I never skip and always sing along to, and rainy music, etc., and now I have over 7000 songs (and counting; there are albums I'm still remembering I haven't added yet) and that's just too much to go through.

    This is the worst. I know it's a stupid problem, but I organise all of my things very seriously, and that's four years' worth of organisation that I've lost because I added a corrupted track to my iPod. Grrrr.

  2. I'm going through all of my entries and re-tagging them and it's taking a long time. It's also difficult because I do everything in point form and sometimes I mention things in detail, but sometimes I mention them fleetingly either to support something else I'm writing in detail about or just to say dumb things like "ohho I'll catch up on this now!", which basically means I waste a lot of time rereading my entries to figure out whether to tag it for that thing or not to. It's not even important, but I like being organised about this crap, which makes me irritating. (That was not a typo. I am irritating.)

  3. I had to take a break from my Vampire Diaries marathon because I was watching too much at a time, but very quick thoughts behind the cut - and mostly spoiler-free, if you're worried )

  4. This week's Community was wonderful. mom, how many lies have i been living?! )

  5. FRINGE! entrada )

    I'm beginning to realise I'm incredibly biased when it comes to talking about Fringe - I love it too much. So this is how it feels to not want to talk about things that annoy you about shows you love!

  6. The Office this week looked like it was going to be frustrating and annoying, but the Michael-Oscar storyline was inspired, and the Pam-Dwight storyline made me both laugh and sniffle. Thank you, thank you, show, for addressing the things Pam has lost or has done wrong - and I loved that it wasn't the focus of a storyline, but just a motivation of the actual story, and I loved that it was short. Actually I liked a lot about how this episode was edited/put together. Sometimes I feel like this show uses the excuse of a documentary to be a little lazier about this sort of thing, which I guess works and it suits its old style, but the jokes worked better because of where certain shots were cut or certain scenes were shot, I think, which really helped.

  7. I'm going to be making a list of all the movies I want to be getting through (and in order!) and then I'll start on it properly.

This entry is really long, I'm sorry.

-- rachu

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