rosiedoes: (Marvel: Erik Srsly?)
Things I don't understand about fandom right now:

- The strange and on-going shift into darker and darker and more and more violent/outlandish sexual themes. It's an endless stream of non-con, dub-con, child abuse, domestic abuse, extreme BDSM (which is fine, but seems more abundantly common, lately) and D/s relationships. The latter two can certainly be accepted as kinks rather than the earlier ones and I'm totally cool with that. The point is more that they seem to be much, much more common and explicit in fanfics than they used to be, and I wonder why. What has prompted such an enormous upsurge in stories focusing on rape, abuse, violence and role-played versions thereof? When did that change? Am I the only one who remembers when the height of Teh Shock was Aliens Made Us Do It, We Did It With Aliens and Epic Sex Pollen?

- X-Men: First Class. How - and I am genuinely curious about this - is the pairing comprising A MAN PAINTED RED WITH BAD GREASEPAINT and A MAN WHO HAD NO LINES IN THE FILM WHATSOEVER more popular than the pairing comprising the DELIGHTFULLY DAMAGED BUT RIPPED YOUNG MAN WITH DANGEROUS POWERS and THE ADORABLE SMARTASS WHO CAN FLY BUT CAN'T FLIRT? WTF, fandom. Seriously? What the fuck is that? Also: you realise that after the end of the film Beast doesn't turn back into Nick Hoult, right? So all your three-some fics involve loads of blue, matted, semen-sticky fur, right? Okay.

- And while we're at it: why so little love for Caleb? FUCK YOU LOOK AT HIS FACE.

And when you've stopped laughing at the lengths they've gone to to make his skin look normal after PAINTING OUT HIS FRECKLES, let's note that he's the only main character other than Riptide (does Captain Hot-But-No-Speaking-Role even count?) who didn't make it onto the posters. Nor did he get a Marvel Minimate made of him, even though Havok, Beast, Mystique and even Azazel did. He's the only member of the X-Men who didn't. And he was so excited by the idea of getting to be a redheaded action figure for little redheaded kids to have, too. :*( RAGE SPOILERS ) C'MON. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT, MARVEL? AND ALSO: FANDOM. GET ON THIS SHIT LIKE SUNBURN ON A GINGER.


Saturday, 30 April 2011 11:26 pm
rosiedoes: (Atlantis: City)
Okay, so I'm frantically looking for the old SGA fanvids we used to love. I've found the amazing [ profile] skroberts' Mad World in my Gmail (♥) but I would still really love to find copies of these ones:

- Johnny Feelgood
- Wicked Game (the original McShep one)
- Running Up That Hill (the Placebo cover of the Kate Bush song)
- Falling For the First Time
- Here's to the Little Guys (a vid about all the secondaries in the series)
- Collide (by [ profile] tiranog - I don't remember this one, but Julie does)

We've also just found some fucking ridiculous conversations we once had in which we named Joseph May "Squishpuppet" and "He Of The Face So Gay There Are Eight Colours In His Pride Rainbow."

Boyan, on the other hand, was "An Argyle Cardigan. For Rock Climbing In."

There may also have been a conversation about how the Serbian Orthodox Church was essentially a Bloody Mary cocktail.
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: John!Bullshit)
My original question, however, still has not been answered. Fucking morons.

They did apologise, but really, how much is that worth?

New fandoms...

Sunday, 1 August 2010 04:56 pm
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: Baker Street)
...consumed by Sherlock. Dammit.

Have discovered that Martin Freeman is a tiny little man who has recently started dressing like a complete queen.

This is... confusing.

What the hell happened to Arthur Dent? I'm sure he was normal height, once.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch is incredibly pretty for someone remarkably ugly.
rosiedoes: (Mood: WTF)
Er... Urie?

(I'm fairly sure it's not. But. Er. Whut.)


Saturday, 14 February 2009 05:10 pm
rosiedoes: (Planes: Falling)
In the space of about 4 days, there have been five aircraft involved in four crashes.

The two training craft in Wales.
The American communter jet.
The 'hard-landing' of the plane at London City.
The helicopter crash in Humberside.


Not cool.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009 03:54 pm
rosiedoes: (MCR: Okay)
Jesus. Chris Brown is a total fucking douche.
rosiedoes: (Mood: WTF)
You see this? Yeah. A murder, right?

Happened less than 400 feet from my front door last night, while Matte and I were sleeping in a room overlooking the street outside my house.

Julie and I went to Sainsbury's earlier and there was a blue screen up across the bottom of the road opposite Preston Street and loads of police cars and vans, including a Scientific Support Unit. When we walked down Western Road later, there was another section of road cordoned off by some bins and being guarded by two officers.

Bear in mind that this is just a few months after we discovered an internet cafe on Preston Street was used as the base for a spy to sell secrets to Iran.

Seriously, WTF? In London I lived in the Let's Murder Our Child Because The Social Are Too Stupid To See We're Doing It zone (Victoria Climbie and Baby P both died within about a half mile of my old house) and now I live in crazyville.

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Sunday, 7 December 2008 12:18 am
rosiedoes: (FOB: ?!)
Currently, on Twitter, I am following 29 people.

However, 47 people are following me.

Who the hell are they all?!

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Monday, 24 November 2008 08:39 pm
rosiedoes: (Default)
Is anyone else finding that they're not getting comments emailed again?

I just realised that a ton more people had commented on my tattoo than I had realised.

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Thursday, 6 November 2008 06:39 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: OMGRLY)

You know the spy, right? The one selling stuff to the Iranian military? That internet cafe he used is about 200ft from my house. O_O

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Saturday, 18 October 2008 11:28 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Pout)
I forgot to mention this, yesterday, but you know how I'm twenty-six (26, right?) in five weeks time?

Yesterday I got ID'd in Waitrose... while buying root beer.

Two things: ROOT BEER IS A SOFT DRINK! And also: TWENTY-FUCKING-SIX. What the shit, world? I was carded last year, at twenty-four, for a tattoo. Almost eighteen months later I'm being carded for NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.


I am not that baby-faced.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2008 08:30 am
rosiedoes: (FOB: Trick Homie)
I had a dream this morning that I was hangingb out with Patrick in a hotel room and we were jumping on the beds like kids, except I encouraged him to try a somersault and he missed the edge of the bed and broke his teeth.


WTF psyche?

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Saturday, 27 September 2008 02:40 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Size)
So, someone noted in a far corner of LJ that they thought Joe's tattoos on his stomach and chest had been airbrushed out.

This is a bit odd, because a) his stomach tattoo is still there ( that being lasered off? It looks faded...) and b) Joe doesn't have any chest tattoos, does he? That's Hurley with his tribute to his mommy.

You see? So... has anyone else ever heard of any chest tattoos on Troh?

Edit: WAIT A SECOND. That is some MAJOR manscaping that has been going on there. O_o

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Thursday, 25 September 2008 01:03 am
rosiedoes: (FOB: STFU)
Jesus, there are some miserable bastards in this fandom.

Two nights running I've had people try to start shit in comments on [ profile] truefobinglove. Yesterday, [ profile] mcsheplovers got herself banned and tonight [ profile] evil_authoress is getting in a tizzy because I made a joke about the differences in responses between Pete's latest Hey Monday post on TFL and ICH.

I had this exchange in the middle of a thread:

[ profile] sharpestarmy: Also agreed. Hey Monday just makes me sick. Cassadee doesn't have an original voice nor is it a good one and to make it worse, the music sounds like any other band's. At least Paramore's music and Hayley's voice is different (not by a whole lot, but it's something) from this crap band.

And to be honest, I'm getting tired of Pete mentioning his Supras in a lot of his posts just because a friend is wearing them.

[ profile] icedmaple: It's kind of hilarious that on this blog, people are saying how they can't stand Hey Monday, and on the same post on [ profile] icecreamhdaches everyone is flailing about how amazing they are...

I'm not sure whether than means we're cynical old bints over here or whether it's just that people will speak their minds more when they don't think they're going to get flamed for it.

Also: Pete's birthday Supras didn't look great quality to me. They looked like they'd come apart after a few weeks' wear. I'd rather just have the Converse version.

In wades [ profile] evil_authoress: Or maybe people just have different opinions and aren't monoliths based on the comms they're in?

Nah. That's just silly.

Whut? She went on to say my post was "grudgewanky". Because I called the people at TFL, of which I was one, cynical bints? Huh? WTF?

*sighs* Sometimes, this fandom boggles my brain. You can't even make jokes without people getting all pissy about it. Completely unnecessary. It's like people go out of their way to read negativity into everything. Chill out, people. Don't take things so seriously. Sometimes, people are just trying to be funny, even if you don't get the joke.

It takes way too much energy to be offended by everything. Let it go - you'll be much happier.

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Friday, 15 August 2008 12:29 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Pwnd)
From Matt Mixon, Hurley's BFF:

-Hurley has this thing about nike and some marathon on friendsorenemies. com.
check it out. it's pretty hilarious. He's mostly finished recording his drum stuff for the new FOB record, and he finally gets home tomorrow. I'm siked. Hijinks.


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