Heroes! Without being spoilery, I'm really enjoying the season so far. I think that the way they've decided to focus the episodes on fewer characters has been a real improvement to the pacing of the storytelling.

For the first time in a really long while, I'm loving Peter and his storyline. I love the interactions he's having with the other characters he's met, and I really hope they continue in a similar vein with him.

The only character I'm iffy on is Matt. I get the whole Jekyll/Hyde thing they're doing with him, but it remains to be seen how that pans out.

Lastly, I'm so glad it's on at 8 o'clock. I picked up a full-time job in August (yay!), and I just can't stay awake and focused on really detail-oriented shows beyond 9 pm (I know, I know - Go to bed, old lady!). I used to dream of moving to the Central Time Zone just so that I could watch things as they aired an hour earlier. Now, I don't have to! :D

1.) I was pretty bummed this past Monday when I remembered that there wasn't any more Chuck to be had for the season. Well, hopefully it's just for the season. ::sigh:: I even got my family Subway on finale night, and the episodes hold up to frequent re-watching. Here's looking forward to the season two dvd set coming out in the future.

2.) I can't say the same for Heroes. I mean, I enjoyed the cracktasticness that was this season for the most part, but I've long since stopped keeping up with any fan-related shenanigans for this show. If it hadn't been for [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs and The 10th Wonder podcast, I probably would've missed an episode or two and never gotten back into watching it. I'll still be watching it next year, but I doubt I'll ever be invested in any of the characters or storylines again (prove me wrong, writers!).

3.) My cousin convinced me to borrow his Lost season 1 dvd set - oh lord, someone save me from getting involved in another tv series!

4.) At least I can still look forward to a couple more episodes of Castle - it's really cute.

5.) It's finally stopped raining! There was actual sunshine today, and I washed my car for the second time in a month. Good day. :)

6.) And now for some spring pictures! )



Cut for spoilers and stream-of-consciousness rambling. :)

Chuck! )


Heroes! )


Castle! )

Yay, Mondays! :D

In other news, there's a nifty Eagle Cam that you can watch. Situated in New Jersey, it's a Ustream.tv video of nesting bald eagles. There were three eggs in the nest this weekend, and one of the eggs hatched yesterday. So far I've been able to watch the parent eagles take turns sitting on the nest and feed the baby. They had dragged a huge fish up to the nest yesterday, and this afternoon it looked like there was a squirrel. And the baby eagle is an adorable little fluffball, if you get the chance to see it. More often than not, one of the parents is sitting on it. It'll be interesting to see if either of the two eggs that are left end up hatching.

Oh, and look at that. I can embed it:



Of course, it's dark out now, but be sure to check it out tomorrow, East Coast time (GMT -4).



I loved how during last night's Heroes episode there were cameos made by Skip Johnson and Fernando (two Buy More workers from Chuck) in the comics shop. It was as good a geek-out moment as the night both shows played Talking Heads songs.

Yep, that's all. :D

So I watched Chuck last night, and - aww. I just love this show. Last night it had me laughing, tearing up, and going awww in alternating bits.

cut for episode details )



I really hope we get another season of Chuck next year. :)

Also, I plan on getting caught up on Heroes fic and the like hopefully beginning this weekend. After last night's show (which was a heck of a lot of fun, too), I'm kinda feeling the love for fannish things again. :)


So I've been absent the last week with a cold that's just simply kicked my butt (I tried drugging it into submission with dayquil and the like - which I can't remember ever doing before - and it scoffed at me). Needless to say, I very much enjoyed Chuck and Heroes last week, and I'm really looking forward to tomorrow night. I know that I saw the previews for this week, but, like much of the past seven days, I don't remember them. On the upside, I'll be pleasantly surprised! :D

During the times I wasn't at work or wishing for unconsciousness, I downloaded a crapload of bluegrass music from iTunes. Now, I'm not a country/western music fan by any means, but a couple of years ago I went to a bluegrass festival in Gettysburg on a lark and really enjoyed it. There was one group there that really stood out for me called Uncle Earl. It was an all-girl band, and one of the singers sang songs in Chinese.

Can you see where this is going?

Anyway, if you want to try something new, look for the track called "Song of the Traveling Daughter" from the album of the same name by Abigail Washburn. And for a whole album in the same vein that's in both English and Chinese, try Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet. I've been mixing it up with other stand-alone songs from Uncle Earl, like "Warfare" and "There Is a Time", and a gospel song I heard live at the festival by the group Blue Highway called "Wondrous Love".

And lastly! If you haven't been paying attention, [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs has posted chapters one and two of the third book (Summer) of her epic Heroes story If You Were the Last Man on Earth. Hot damn, I love this series.


I hope you all got to see the Heroes football commercial - so adorable! I was not expecting John Elway... :D


So! It's the holiday known as the Super Bowl here, and we're gearing up (with food, of course) for the various extended family members who will be celebrating in our house. My parents are both Pittsburgh Steelers fans, so I guess it's a Big Deal. Football's really not my thing (too many commercials for my taste), but my cousin who supplies me with comic books is coming over, so maybe I can steal him for a while to show off my Serenity comics.

But what I'm more excited for is tomorrow. I'll be up early for a long work day, but the payoff is going to be oh-so-good. Of course, Heroes volume four is going to premiere, and that's going to be all kinds of awesome, but there's also Chuck! I love that show to itty bitty bits. It doesn't even matter that it's going to be in 3D, but it's going to be cool to see like that, anyway. My family picked up 12 3D glasses from ShopRite yesterday, so we're going to be set!

I was on imdb the other day, and there were all of these negative reviews for Chuck, and I was like, what? Really? How can you not love a show that's funny, has plenty of action/adventure, adorable characters, and an on-going storyline that isn't so deep in mythology that if you miss an episode, you're not going to be totally lost when you pick it back up again? ::raspberries:: :D

Things

Dec. 19th, 2008 01:24 pm

It's Friday, I'm not working today (goodbye, old job! >:D), and it's pouring. I should be writing out my Christmas cards, but I like to keep up my tradition of having my cards always being the last to arrive. (...what?)


Things

Annoyances. )



Happy things. )

Heroes!!!

Heroes - 3x12 - Our Father )



Wow, I shouldn't try to type this stuff while highly caffeinated...

So! Is it next week yet? :D

Look up!

Dec. 1st, 2008 05:25 pm

So here are some random thoughts which just wanted to spill from my head this evening.

1.) I have a hang up about eggnog. I once swallowed a mouthful of the most vile, rancid eggnog that was in the back of the fridge for a couple of weeks when I was a kid, and I can't stand the stuff now. Just looking at the cartons even gives me chills, thus making grocery shopping an adventure during the holidays. :P

2.) If you look outside tonight just as the sun sets, you'll see both Jupiter and Venus hanging out next to the moon. It's pretty cool looking as I type this. : )

3.) I'm pysched that it's Monday because it means it's my TV indulgence night (though I did watch Meet the Press Sunday morning... c'mon, I need to check out once in a while, too :P). So I'm ready for Chuck and Heroes. I'm staying far away from boards and comms about Heroes, too - I'm so tired of all the hysterical flailing. They're TV shows. The success of the world doesn't hinge on whether or not fiction works out the way you hoped it would, folks. (And stop raining on my parade, goddammit!)

4.) I could, however, gripe about some of the mind-numbing cliches I see in fanfic all the time, but I'm in a good mood at the moment. Maybe later.

5.) Saturday I'm taking my Dad to see BB King over in Trenton (the blues singer/guitarist for those who aren't familiar) for his Christmas present. Looks like it's going to be a fun night out. :D

6.) Also... wow, December. Yeah, I don't have a whole lot to say about that except, wow. Here already. (!) I absolutely love the holiday season, and my mom promised to remain cheerful and positive in the weeks leading up to Christmas this year, which, if she can do it, will make things ten million times better. I'm going to do everything I can to help her achieve that, too.

Hey there. So I watched the episode last night, but because I had to be up early today, I didn't have time to put my thoughts together after the show was over. Now I feel like I need to watch it again just to get the story straight in my head (heh, I should probably do that for every episode), but iTunes doesn't have it up in the store yet.

Anyway, here are some thoughts no doubt based on misremembered scenes. )



Also: Matt, who's feeding your tortoise?! I swear, no one on Heroes should be allowed to keep pets. Mr. Muggles gets a pass because I can only assume that Lyle takes care of him while everyone else is off saving the world.

All right, guys. Tonight's episode absolutely rocked the house, and if that didn't perk you right up about the direction the story is going in, then maybe it really is time for you to stop watching because that. was. amazing.

Heroes 3x09 - It's Coming )


Wow... Heroes was extremely enjoyable tonight!

Heroes 3x08 - Villains )


Good job, Heroes!

Now I'm off to read Beeman's Blog. :D

ETA: Jack Coleman's blog has been updated, too, and he talks about the election! I love the cast of this show, and I love Jack Coleman.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Guess who's flying out to visit tomorrow?

[livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs!

I'm so excited!

___

And Book Two: Spring is complete! Remember, it is now rated NC-17. >:D

If You Were the Last Man on Earth by [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs

Book Two: Spring
Chapter One: Better Homes and Gardens and a Happy New Year
Chapter Two: The Morning After, Or a Prophecy Fulfilled
Chapter Three: Lies and Stormy Skies


We've just under two weeks until the next new episode of the show airs; I plan on rereading both books to help me through the drought ahead. : )

__

In other news, I bought an album off of iTunes called Prayers for Diwali (Morning and Evening), and it's one of the most relaxing collections of music I've ever listened to. Highly recommended.

Heroes 3x07 - Eris Quod Sum )



Okay, add in this weird suspended World Series game, I think it's time to log off, pick up a book, and listen to the cold, cold rain.

Aw, I just turned on the World Series pre-game, and they're interviewing fans at Chickie's & Pete's (lol, I was just there last weekend). The wind here is crazy right now, plus it's raining. I feel so bad for the fans at the stadium tonight. I mean, yes, it's the World Series, but, man, I'm glad I can watch it from home. It's a mess out there. And, crap. There goes the satellite feed. Storm! >:(

Oh, good, they're back. Phillies! :D

__

Tomorrow is World Zombie Day! I know it's odd, as anyone irl who knows me also knows that zombies terrify me. I think this is a way of confronting my fear.

To celebrate, I might go paging through the [livejournal.com profile] undeadheroes community. It's been pretty slow lately (read: dead), but there's at least one good story that I've read there before: Apocalypse by [livejournal.com profile] biggerbeans. It's a work-in-progress, but well worth the look if you like Molly, Matt, and Mohinder taking on the forces of darkness. :D

And Book Two: Spring begins! Fair warning, it is now rated NC-17. >:D

If You Were the Last Man on Earth by [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs

Book Two: Spring
Chapter One: Better Homes and Gardens and a Happy New Year


Now back to watching baseball! ::PhilliesPhilliesPhillies::

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