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Most of my entries are friends-locked because I'm embarrassed by the extent of my dorky-geeky fangirliness, heh. If dorky-geeky fangirliness that embarrasses appeals to you, then go ahead!

Comment and I'll probably add you as a friend straight away. I'm easily swayed like that.
feeling: excitedexcited
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02 July 2012 @ 05:48 pm

I was going to write a good post about trying to be a More Participative Writer but this looks a good a place to start as any!!

Also I went to Paris and Rome and Florence for ten days in May and it was wonderful!! Do you know that for years I used to say that all I wanted was to go to cities with roads like that? cobblestone, rough around the sides, messily-coloured, etc.; anything that wasn't Singapore's plain and grey and flat concrete, and the memory of being in a place to be able to take this photo is still what's stuck to me the most, over a month from that. I have stories, though - like how the first train I took from the Orly airport at Paris into the city had a man with an accordion get on on the first stop and a woman who sang! and the places we lingered around in because we could because it was just the two of us and no adults (my first time!)! and how I sat in front of a painting in the Louvre and read a book on my phone for 40 minutes! and how I walked around so much I had to move down two notches on my belt to keep my jeans on right and croissant and pizza and gelato and gnocchi museums and the ruins in Rome and head-splitting heat and getting a cold and drinking tea in a 104-year-old café every morning in Rome because it was five minutes away from our hostel!!! I should write that down!!! Yes!

In other news, totally found myself unexpectedly in love with New Girl (I started on episode 15 as it aired and went forward and backward at the same time over the next couple of weeks - super fucking delightful, you guys! great cast and great chemistry and good writing!) and definitely cracked up way more than I thought I would watching Veep (is the general critical consensus really 'funny but soulless'? - ok?) and loved the shows I've always loved, because we got joy and the triumph of love and friendship on Parks and Cougar Town, and because we got make-outs on Castle. !

Also I don't know what you guys are doing about The Newsroom (wow I should catch up with all of you!!!) but this interview/article is MY FAVOURITE THING IN THE WORLD. IN THE WORLD. LISTEN HERE, INTERNET GIRL!!! :D :D

Talk to me! I'm going to go to your entries and talk to you!
feeling: chipperchipper
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21 October 2011 @ 11:41 pm
Right, okay. Rundown of some things that gave me serious feelings in the last two months. We should talk about them at length in the comments!!

  1. Captain AmericaCollapse )

  2. BridesmaidsCollapse )

  3. Castle - this one gets out of handCollapse )

There was going to be Parks and Recreation feelings but that’s probably better for another post, this one is too long as it is!

However, TV I am watching this season - Parks and Recreation, Castle. The Good Wife, Happy Endings. The Office (but why. damn it, self), Downton Abbey. Up All Night, Suburgatory, Pan Am, Prime Suspect. Fell hard for the main ‘ship in Free Agents, but it was cancelled and everything sucks!

I don’t know where I’m getting the time for all this, other than all that travelling I’m doing to and from classes, but wow, Rachna.

I think I shall watch Thor soon. and catch up with Fringe, but I’m worried I’ll love the show too much without Peter, yikes.

-- rachu
feeling: excitedexcited
listening: Florence + the Machine - Heartlines
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I’m in university! Or school! Or college! I don’t know what to call it, but I like it! It’s been seven weeks of classes so far, with three weeks before that of briefings and camps and talks and all, and so far it’s been - cool. I don’t have friends I’d hang out with before or after class, but I do have friends, and friends whose company I enjoy a lot, and I don’t feel lonely, so that’s nice. I’ve been taking only introductory or foundation classes, which means two of them are pretty lame and the introductory courses to psychology and political science have been the only ones I’ve been enjoying so far, but that means I am enjoying classes, which is a good thing! I want to do a course on something I’d actually be interested in, but that will have to wait, so I’ll deal. We have a nutty number of projects and apparently it gets worse by the week, let alone by the year, but it getting worse by the week means it’s an uphill curve, so at least it’s something I can gradually deal with or get better at dealing with.

In an attempt to try new things I signed up for both a guitar class and for radio training, the latter of which may possibly lead to an hour of hosting on the campus radio. and that doesn’t have a lot of listeners (try early double-digits) but it’s cool! I’m waiting for something to do for the school newspaper or at least a chance to meet everyone else on it, but there haven’t been any real meetings yet, woe.

Basically everything is manageable and bearable and some things are fun! And it’s tiring but it’s so nice having something to do, properly. I feel calm and collected and good about things and good about myself, which are all great, and if I’d stop being this lazy things will probably only get better or easier, so I should probably work on that.

In the mean time, I have watched and loved a handful of things, and anyone who’s stepped by my tumblr more than once has probably seen the extremely overemotional reactions I’ve been having to everything, and I should make a post about all of those things. Just because. It’s recess week right now, after all, and I need to catch up on everything!

I’ll hang around LJ a little more this week, so watch out~, suddenly someone you’ve forgotten about completely is going to drop a comment out of nowhere on an entry soon, woooo!!!

-- rachu

ETA: So Mindy Kaling was like, "Hey, I heard you're looking for more reasons to love me?" and I said, "no, you are my life hero and one of my favourite human beings and the recent excerpts about romances in movies from your upcoming book gave me enough to hold you off for another bazillion years" and she said, "THAT'S OKAY, HERE IS MY NEW WEBSITE!" now I'm just sad that I'll never be her best friend.
feeling: calmcalm
listening: Laura Marling - Don't Ask Me Why
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20 July 2011 @ 12:54 am
I haven't spoken here at all about how much I'm looking forward to Brave, which is ridiculous, because there have been at least five separate instances in the last month where I've zoned out completely for over an hour and looked up only things related to this movie, gathering things to feel ridiculously excited about. And I am. I'm ridiculously excited about this movie. I get giddy thinking about the fact that it exists. I've seen people writing it off for its trailer alone, and I think that's ridiculous, because the teaser is gorgeous, I think.

a list of mini-realisations i've had about this movieCollapse )

So clearly I am excited. I am really, really excited. My tag on Tumblr for this movie's become "#lol a year", because I cannot believe I need to wait that long - longer, probably, because Singapore is a pain about releasing movies with the rest of the world.

I need to get back to college so I have something to do. Finding out most of this was some of the most fun I've had in the last three months.

-- rachu
feeling: excitedexcited
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18 July 2011 @ 01:18 am
I just recently realised how long it's been since I sat down and wrote about something at length, which is shameful, because I'm going back to school in almost exactly a month, and also because I think I'd like to write more professionally, too, eventually. So!:

harry potter 7B / harry potter feelings in generalCollapse )

And I am a sap, because I think of me in 1998, having loved lots of things, but never having loved things, never wanting to be somewhere else, and finding this and this world and these people, and growing up with them, and the experience of that was wonderful. This fandom was gross but some of these people are so much my people, because this 'verse was my 'verse, and I'm glad to have known it.

That is my excuse for how much of my heart felt like it'd been chipped away every time I watched a brick fall off the castle.

-- rachu
feeling: gratefulgrateful
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09 June 2011 @ 05:04 pm
I'm going to India from the 9th to the 25th! You won't miss me, but. I've got a bunch of things ready to watch and I'm pretty psyched (Breaking Bad and the first two seasons of The X-Files and a bunch of movies, hooray!), and there's going to be a wedding (!).

See you guys soon!

-- Rachna
feeling: chipperchipper
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13 May 2011 @ 11:21 pm

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 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?
feeling: ecstaticecstatic
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Parks and Recreation - Jerry's Painting feelings. I don't know what I'm doing with myself. This is long and there are no pretty picspam accompaniments. I'M SORRY.

every time i look at it i think to myself, 'wow. what can't that centaur woman do?'Collapse )

Basically, lalalala, I love this show so much.

-- rachu
feeling: accomplishedaccomplished