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[sticky post] My Kind of Warning

Dec. 16th, 2016 | 01:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: creative creative
music: Bloomberg TV



Until I am able to locate my original, I am having to use the photo from this page:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/parks/p_40_215_disneys_animal_kingdom_dinosaur

My Fanfiction Masterlist http://ericadawn16.livejournal.com/11957.html
My Icons for 2013 http://ericadawn16.livejournal.com/619082.html

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Linkin Park

Jul. 21st, 2017 | 02:14 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Melancholy
music: Conan

Technically, Linkin Park started when I was in middle and high school but I don't remember them being everywhere until college. That's when I had burned copies of Hybrid Theory and Reanimation. I played the second one for my mom I still remember how she said she enjoyed the instrumental pieces the most. Just a few months ago, I pointed out an early Linkin Park song and she didn't recognize it as them.



I can't remember now how it came about. My mom either saw them perform on a show or had WMNF talk it up repeatedly but "A Thousand Suns" was one of the few CDS that she bought new and not because it was on sale or something.
It's one of the best albums...ever.

If I had to make a Top 10 album list, this one would always be there. It's practically perfect. It's melancholy but hopeful. It's full of older tales still even more relevant today. It's thoughtful but toetapping. It's just...everything.



Then, there's Transformers. One of the reasons that Age of Extinction felt off was the lack of Linkin Park which was rectified by the fifth film. This video does have a LOT of that film if you're concerned with spoilers. I always meant to see it again but the timing never worked out so I'm happy about that.



But in general...this sucks. I think everyone my age was still getting over Chris Cornell's death...the Avengers credits will never be the same...and now this. Our attitudes towards mental health suck and they kill people and we just...suck.

I guess I keep thinking of that discussion between Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa:

Barbossa: The world used to be a bigger place.
Jack Sparrow: The world's still the same. There's just... less in it.

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Thug Notes

Jul. 17th, 2017 | 11:52 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Amused
music: Charlie Rose

My eldest nephew introduced me to these and they're awesome. It's about every major piece of literature broken down into an easy to digest form and very entertaining but not lacking in the literary analysis either.

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Kraglin

Jul. 17th, 2017 | 11:37 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Done
music: Conan

So I might be contemplating a Kraglin AU where I'd use Kirk Gleason lines and situations from the Gilmore Girls episodes but with Kraglin in the GOTG universe.

*facepalm*

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Honest Trailer: Fate of the Furious

Jul. 15th, 2017 | 01:10 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: weird weird
music: Late Night with Seth Meyers

https://youtu.be/g0dg7BVLRAU

Sorry, it won't let me embed but it's the Honest Trailer for Fate of The Furious...which I still haven't seen, lol.

Anyway, right when they show Djimon Hounsou, I'm thinking...wait, Djimon Hounsou was in these films, too?

And then the Honest Trailer guy says the same thing and it was awesome.

But then, I'm also thinking these films have Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell and Djimon Hounsou...

It's like Groot works for Ego while Korvath is a drug warlord and Wonder Woman gets to be halfway cool for two films before getting killed off...

So messed up...

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Chris Pratt and Michael Rooker

Jul. 6th, 2017 | 01:53 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Geeky
music: NBA









"I thought Yondu was your father."

"What? What made you think Yondu was my father?"

"You look exactly alike."

"One's blue!"

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Lego Coulson and Lola!!!

Jun. 30th, 2017 | 10:45 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Excited
music: House Hunters International

Aren't they cute?



Hmm, $24.99 isn't too bad...I wonder if Target could be less...

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Photobucket

Jun. 30th, 2017 | 02:03 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Pissed Off
music: Last Call with Carson Daly

"WE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN USING
PHOTOBUCKET FOR 3RD PARTY HOSTING*

TO RESTORE YOUR 3RD PARTY HOSTED IMAGES,
PLEASE UPGRADE TO A PLUS 500 PLAN.

Our Terms of Service does not allow 3rd party hosting with your current account level.
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Why Photobucket?
Photobucket continues to have the distinct pleasure of hosting 15 billion photos from 100 million unique users since inception 14 years ago.
The subscriptions we offer are price competitive & we offer unlimited 3rd party hosting, no matter how popular your image is on your forum, blog or online store.
Additionally, we offer our users the opportunity to promote their business or products with the rest of the Photobucket community.
photobucket | for the love of photos."

Do you know how much it costs to have the 3rd party subscription?
$400 a YEAR!!!

Fuck you, Photobucket! Now I have to redo all my freaking photos with Imgur, ugh.

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VHS TAPES

Jun. 22nd, 2017 | 11:25 am

My VCR died but I don't want to just throw my tapes out. I'd rather they got to good homes.

Any ideas?

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My taste buds officially suck

Jun. 20th, 2017 | 04:56 pm

I've had some bad seizures when I was younger, including one where I bit my tongue so badly that I couldn't speak right for about a week.

It seems there were repercussions.

I've argued with people for years that Coca-Cola was sweeter than Pepsi.

Then, Publix ran out of my orange juice so I thought, I like to eat tangerines, surely I would love the juice?

No, no I did not like it. It was so incredibly bitter that I added Vitamin Water but when I went online, it said Honey Tangerines were the SWEETEST of all tangerines.

So that explains a lot...

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The Wonder Woman Moment

Jun. 20th, 2017 | 01:20 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Introspective
music: The Late Late Show with James Corden

Everyone kept talking about Wonder Woman in this revolutionary way, how it made them cry.

I felt left out a little.

It was cool to see her kick ass but it also felt...normal, how things should be.

I thought maybe it was how my generation was raised. We had Ripley, She-Ra, Dana Scully, Buffy, Kim Possible, Mulan and countless others showing us how strong women were normal...

But some of those crying women WERE my age so...

It was something else and then, I realized I already had my "Wonder Woman Moment". It was when, for the first time in my life, I saw a woman in a live action Star Wars film take up a lightsaber and defeat the male patriarchy with it.

It was pretty freaking sweet.

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James Gunn Facebook Q & A

Jun. 18th, 2017 | 10:41 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Gleefully Obsessed
music: Guardians of the Galaxy

It turns out that James Gunn did a Q & A on Facebook over a month ago and I didn't find out until a couple of days ago.

It's really awesome. He discusses almost everything...really, no one asked him whether the Zune will mean more up to date tunes next time? 80s?

There are also multiple appearances by his cats and we almost had a cameo by Michael Rooker. Gunn explains what happens between the spacesuit scene and the funeral, Jossing a LOT of fanfic out there right now. It's also WAY more angsty than any of those stories have come up with.

https://youtu.be/LW3VkOkrFMA?list=LL5w976n-jdHzW-Bb0OrzUbA

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Gilmore Girls

Jun. 17th, 2017 | 11:52 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Yeah
music: The Graham Norton Show

I didn't watch Gilmore Girls consistently when it was new because half the run happened when I was at college although I always tried to catch up during the summer. I remember at one point, it must have been my first year away, that my mom was actually watching every week and she's not a big fictional television person.

Still, I'm pretty sure I've seen every episode at least once but when people described the Netflix season as "meh", I thought they must be right since it's pretty hard to recapture magic like that and the last season on regular tv...yeah, that was hard to watch.

But then, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 happened and I've been watching Gilmore Girls a LOT. It's on Up!, not just Netflix but...it doesn't have the Netflix season...

Which I thought was okay until I was watching Luke and Lorelai break up for the hundredth time and I...wanted that payoff, dammit!

The wedding is on Youtube, yay! But now I know there's an adorable pig and, of course the pig's owner, and I WANT THAT SEASON!!!

*fingers crossed it comes out on dvd like the Arrested Development Netflix season*

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TV Died, Long Live New TV!

Jun. 16th, 2017 | 11:26 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: 10 News at !!

Obviously, Wednesday's storms were bad. I just didn't think they were that bad. There was definitely a close lightning strike but it wasn't like the time that tree beside my bedroom was struck and broke in half.

Still, there was a POP and everything went off and on like a surge. I assumed the power was out but the backups weren't beeping and the kitchen light was working. Still, the tv wouldn't turn back on. It was dead. Now I think of it as almost like a heart attack because in about 20 years, it's the only time I've had a failure with a surge protector. The tv was 8 years old which is a decent age nowadays...even though the 22 year old Philips and 14 year old Sanyo still work fine.

Did you know they don't even make Philips tvs any more?

Also, Best Buy now charges 25 dollars to recycle flat screens.

I ended up with a Samsung LED. It wasn't until I was adjusting the color on Star Wars that I realized my previous tv was definitely NOT an LED. BB-8 was so beautiful like I could touch him! I could make out individual leaves on Luke's island. Everything was so pretty. I had considered going up to 1020 p but it was a hundred dollars more so I stuck with 720 and now it's like...1020 must be crazy and I can't imagine those new 4K tvs.

I'm also really happy about the Closed Captioning. The last time I tried Directv captions, they sucked so I went back to the television ones. This time, I tried Directv again and now the Captions are a LOT better. I can easily read them and they move around so they aren't blocking crucial information.

My mom's a little jealous about my remote. When you press a button, all the buttons light up.

Oh, and I'm talking about a 24 inch because I've never had bigger than that.

My mom's Directv receiver also died so today, awesome technician Eavan ended up replacing...almost everything. Apparently, when you trouble-shoot and fix everything yourself for 8 years, the equipment can really change and become obsolete. If it wouldn't have taken so long, he wanted to replace the satellite dish, too. Also, it turns out that the DVR technician fucked stuff up when he installed it and that had to be fixed today, too. I was a little pleased about that because that technician was rude to me. Yeah, it's 8 years later and I still remember, I'm a grudgey person that way.

It is a little annoying that my remote is messing with her set.

We bought two new battery backups but since the other two are still decent, we put those two on her television setup and the refrigerator so everything except the washer/dryer is set.

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ROFLCopter

Jun. 10th, 2017 | 01:12 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: Late Night with Seth Myers

Author: Ericadawn16
Character/Pairing(s): Kamala Khan, Jemma Simmons, Miles Morales
Rating: G
Spoilers: Marvel comics for May 2017
Summary: Kamala is worried about ROFLCopter.
Warning: Character Death Off-Screen
Author Notes:
Hopefully, I didn't get too many canon inconsistencies. I tried to doublecheck.

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Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Jun. 8th, 2017 | 12:11 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Geeky
music: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

One of the big selling points of the Guardian of the Galaxy films is the music. There was a lot of discussion about which soundtrack was better. I had a hard time deciding which soundtrack I liked better so I resorted to math, lol. I gave each song a 1-10 number, added them up and divided it by how many singles were on that soundtrack.

Awesome Mix Vol. 1 6.75
Awesome Mix Vol. 2 7.71

No wonder how I couldn't decide which one I liked better! However, Awesome Mix Vol. 2 did suffer from "Brandy" which I gave a 0. I disliked the song before the film and now, it makes me cringe just listening to it. I also had another sad realization. I kind of noticed that nothing seemed to be after Meredith met Ego and James Gunn confirmed that there are no songs after 1979. Here's a woman described as "knowing the lyrics to every single song that came on the radio" and once she meets Ego and has Peter, that just...goes away? Now, I know my mom refers to the period of time when she had several small children at the same time as a lost time when she wasn't paying so much attention to pop culture (that would have been 1973-1977 so I don't think she missed much) but once the children get older, she gets back into things helped by Philip Glass, Wings, Genesis and more. I refuse to believe that Meredith Quill finds nothing between 1980 and 1988 in music worthy. Of course, it could also be taken as she only wanted the Awesome Mixes to be music that she had previously shared with his father because he never got to meet him...but Ego's a dick so I hate that interpretation, too, so sad all around.

Ooh, but I have a thought regarding the soundtrack...

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Sing it with me now, Zardu Hasselfrau! Zardu Hasselfrau!

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