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Hey guys, around eight hours after The Office airs, you may hear a (probably wailed) "NOOOOOOOOO!!" or 'WHYYYYYYYYY?!" piercing across the world. I am ready for the tears. I am ready to feel the need to ramble incoherently about how lonely he used to be and how difficult he found it to find someone who got him and liked him as he was. I am ready to cry during Michael-Pam scenes and Michael-Jim scenes and Michael-Dwight scenes.

I am also really not prepared.

I know I'm being irrational and overemotional but it's not my fault. I've talked about my attachment to this show. I've talked about it repeatedly. And now I hate everything. This entry is just a warning.

-- rachu

P.S.: Happy Endings is delightful in a frustrating kind of way - why am I enjoying this?! I don't understand! but you're making me cackle, show!!

P.P.S.: I haven't fallen for a book about love~ as hard as I fell for Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie in years. in years. The characters are charming and interesting and not-stereotypical, and the story and all the relationships keep going in different directions, and it moves quickly. The central conceit of the main 'ship barely lasts, and the main 'ship is ridiculously 'shippable - they're not "all wrong for each other, so why does he feel so right?!", there aren't lame "big secrets", and they're smart and sweet and charming and charmed, and they're normal and they like eating food and hanging out with their friends, who are also awesome. I loved it.
 
 
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Very quick feelings about Doctor Who's Series 6 premiere - and it's actually quick!! because I'm very sleepy.Collapse )

Have I ever mentioned that the only song sung by Kurt Hummel on Glee that I've really enjoyed is 4 Minutes? Probably not, because it's ridiculous of me. And Glee is the worst. (Look, Glee music is important for my guilty-pleasure/shower music.)

-- rachu
 
 
feeling: sleepysleepy
 
 
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23 April 2011 @ 09:28 pm
"no opinion. they are condescending."
  1. Random things about Soulmates that I loved: god this is longCollapse )

  2. The Office was fantastic. quick feelingsCollapse ) Next week. :/

  3. Community was surprisingly funny, I think. I like being able to like this show! I don’t think they sustained it, but the first ten minutes were brilliant, and overall I think they handled the clip-show concept really well. Also: called Jeff/Britta after the Halloween episode. Also: the little bits of the adventures they've had off-screen were maybe my favourite moments of this show ever - glee club! ghost cowboy town! glee club!

    I’m disappointed with 30 Rock. This show really doesn’t work in the one-hour format, and it felt more like an extended “remember this old character? remember this joke? sometimes Liz makes up words!” callback episode than it should have - and at the same time, somehow, it felt too rushed? How does that even work? Jenna’s storyline was all over the place. The episode itself was fine, and definitely better than most of S4, but still.

  4. Have I mentioned that Cougar Town is my second-favourite comedy on TV right now? I think it balances humour and emotion a lot better than Scrubs used to, and I think the ensemble is fantastic, etc., but really I just wanted to say how much I love the women on this show. On paper and at first glance these ladies are all pretty stereotypical ladies - the shrill high-maintenance mother-type, the sharp, cool, mean and sly type, the young, ditzy, easily-emotional type - but I really love how fully-fleshed out they all are, and how much they own themselves. They are strong and independent and aren’t one-sided at all - and I love how much they love and support one another, because fictional ladies being nice to one another is ridiculously rare and this makes me happy. This paragraph of love was prompted by Laurie’s Walk of Awesome in the second episode this week - own it, girl.

  5. Doctor Who’s finally back!!! !!!! !! This show airs right in the middle of when I’m asleep, so when I’ll watch it depends on how early I wake up for it, but you guys, I’m fucking psyched. New Matt Smith Faces! River Song! Amy Pond! Rory Williams. (I love the guy, but I’m hoping the sixth series does enough for his character than my ‘.’ turns to an exclamation point. I’m waiting for it, show.)

-- rachu
 
 
feeling: amusedamused
 
 
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post-'fancy party' feelings, because i need to get back into posting hereCollapse )

I haven't watched anything else from the Thursday comedies yet, but since everything will be compared to Parks and Recreation, it's probably better for them.

Other things I watched that I should really talk about:
  • Shameless (US) - which is lively and brilliant. I don't know how this show captured my heart so quickly, but within minutes of the Gallaghers settling into that practised morning routine, I was hooked. (I think I've loved stories like this since I read the Boxcar Children series.) I love their bravado and how much they throw themselves into both surviving and letting their siblings survive. and Steve should go away. also, this cast is really brilliant. I love them all.

  • Luther - this show isn't just intense, it's fucking insane. I don't have other words.

  • The Good Wife and Castle are my favourite dramas on TV right now. I love Parks and Recreation and miss Cougar Town terribly. I haven't watched Modern Family lately, but I'm a little cranky with it.

  • I started Rome and it's magnificent - beautiful and crazy and bloody and classy and genius. I will talk about it more the further I get into it, because I just finished the fifth episode.


My internship is going brilliantly, and my boss agrees - to the extent that he's left me in-charge of the local office while he goes off overseas for a working holiday. in-charge. Everyone's incredulous that he'd left a nineteen-year-old in charge of everything, but all I'm doing on top of clearing my regular task lists is checking the mail and sending off packages of book orders and checking everyday that the office isn't broken into. heh.

I don't know why I left you guys, I'm sorry. I promise I'll stay; LJ is still the best.

-- rachu

P.S.: Eight days to new Doctor Who. Eight days to Matt Smith and his glorious face!
 
 
feeling: relievedrelieved
 
 
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15 March 2011 @ 12:28 am
  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 - Collapse )

    Some day I will talk about other things I love about this show, including the way morality is written in it - 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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04 March 2011 @ 04:57 pm
These are the things you learn to get over.
 
 
feeling: disappointeddisappointed
listening: Rilo Kiley - A Better Son/Daughter
 
 
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21 January 2011 @ 05:35 pm
in the most important government in the best city in the world."
"Suck it, Paris, France!"


So what happened was that the day before yesterday I decided people were talking about Parks and Recreation, but not about the specific parts of it that I adore it for, so I made it a list and posted it on Tumblr. Not only was it a hit, but I've already seen people pointing at it to get others to give it a try, which is wonderful. And I'm going to repost here now, so non-Tumblr users see it, too.

Top Five Reasons You Should be Watching 'Parks and Recreation'Collapse )

P.S.: How is it that I built up this show to ridiculous amounts over the long break and had it hit every note in the premiere anyway? More feelings and a better post later, but for now - so glad this show is back.
 
 
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WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HANDS HOW IS THIS REAL

Everything about this made my night so I'm going to just post this here:



GOD. I cannot wait - CANNOT WAIT - to have a series of these three together. I adore TARDIS OT3s, and the fact that these people are going to be the OT3? These adorable, dorky, perfect people? I cannot deal with how happy this makes me. PLEASE STAY LIKE THIS FOREVER. PLEASE.

And OK, I am tearing up a little bit, because I love joy. and I love Christmas songs. and I love mad, happy, drunken singing. And I am smiling stupidly. Matt, Arthur, and Karen - please stay.

-- rachu
 
 
don't worry, you're just as sane as i am.
  1. In case you missed it: request a gift! If not for you, then definitely for me - I'm getting excited at the thought of doing these.

  2. I'm also offering letters (!), except now I don't know what to write in them! "Hi, I watched this movie today and it was terrible. I don't know if you're interested in that though. I went to the library and got a lot of books. Yesterday I went shopping!" (Note: I will not say that, I'm just showing you how awkward I am.)

  3. I hope you guys have posted your threads at the Holiday Love Meme, because it's ridiculously fun and flattering. I'm beginning to realise I have 'tells', which I don't want to specify because it's embarrassing. I did try very hard to keep away from the parentheses, though. I overuse them.

  4. My thread is wonderful. I LOVE YOU ALL and you make me sappy.

  5. I don't actually care for the Golden Globes because they're mostly rubbish (the fact that shows like United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie are nominated for comedies is outrageous, and combining the supporting actor category makes no sense to me), but throwing in nominations for The Tourist and Burlesque made me think less of everything else on that list, so well done, HFPA. You are the worst. I'm actually declining to talk about you, and considering I can blabber about pretty much anything, that actually means something!

    (Although I want to quickly address one tiny thing, because not enough people will talk about how egregious this is: Piper Perabo over Anna Torv?! Are you kidding me? I know that every academy has something against genre TV, but I do not understand. Did they run out of people to nominate or something?)

  6. The Vampire Diaries is impressive - I'm constantly surprised by the control the writers have over the stories and characters, how plots affect the way other plots unfold, and the way every character is well-rounded, interesting, and has a purpose in the show's narrative. I feel bad for 'shipping any two characters that have a scene together, because I feel like I may be approaching the show the wrong way. Oops?

  7. Movies I need to see - maybe if i tell more people about this i'll stick to itCollapse )

    In other news, I tried to watch The Hangover and could not stand it. I am fine with dumb comedy, and everyone loves this movie, so clearly there was something wrong with me or my mood.

  8. Also, I am still extremely excited about Rian Johnson's movie, whenever it will happen. Two years ago I ripped just the audio from a couple of movies because I loved the dialogue and wanted to see how much of the visuals I remembered, and I may do it again the next time I go overseas, except I'm not sure what I'd choose. Brick, with its own lexicon and the precise but rapid delivery of its actors, came to mind, except I'd feel bad to experience the movie without its gorgeous visuals.

  9. I want to watch The King's Speech, except it has no release date here in Singapore, and I promise you I will whine about this as often as I whine about it out loud, to my family and friends. Ha! 127 Hours is out on my birthday next January, though, which is exciting.
-- rachu
 
 
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12 December 2010 @ 12:57 am


I would give you all holiday cards, but a) even if I sent off something tomorrow, you'd only get it mid-January or so, which is ridiculous, and b) there's nothing unique enough about anything I could send from Singapore that would make the card, let alone the wait, worthwhile.

I do, however, have a lot of time to kill, so: request anything! I will definitely write you fic, if you want, on any fandom of your choice (e.g. I am having major 'shippy feelings about Tangled right now). I'm good for any kind of graphic (banners, icons), picspams, specific photo requests. Give me something you want me to watch and write about (TV or movies), maybe, or ask me for recommendations of anything I think you may like (music, movies, books).

Or if all you want is a letter, because snail mail is still cool and it's kind of awesome to be able to check your postbox and find a letter (!), leave your address here and I'll send you something just for the hell of it. (If you want, leave your e-mail address so I can contact you more privately for your actual address.)

Screening the comments on this post. Go crazy! I'd love to give all you brilliant people something.