katernater: (tww • (fist bump))
I nicked this meme from [livejournal.com profile] somethingwicked.

Using only EPISODE names from ONE TV SHOW, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat an episode title. It’s a lot harder than you think!

I chose 'The West Wing'... )


Mar. 6th, 2011 07:50 pm
katernater: (doctor who • (confidence))

Today, March 6th, marks the ten year birthday of [livejournal.com profile] katernater. What's remarkable to me is that I have now reached a point in my life when I can say I can actually remember being a living, thinking human being ten years ago. It's not like when you're seventeen, reminiscing about when you were seven and all the fun you used to have sticking crayons up your nose. Ten years is plenty of time to accrue real, working adult memories and experiences. In the last decade, I've had plenty of both. I graduated from high school, went to college, graduated from college, got a job, met a guy, went to Europe with the guy, left a job, left town to go to graduate school, graduated from graduate school, and left the town for a job in another town. And throughout it all, I blogged to keep my sanity. I've never been any good at keeping a paper journal, so this blog has been the closest to an official record-keeping system as I've ever come and I'm pretty sure that most of it was pedantic to read -- at best. But I have been blessed while keeping it to have been exposed to a number of people whom I now count as good friends, confidantes and like souls. I am grateful to those people for their insight, support, and steadfastness over the last ten years. I would not continue to update you about my life were I not fortunate enough to be a part of yours in return.

To celebrate my 10-year anniversary, I'm opening this post up to a prompt free-for-all. If you would like, leave a character or pairing in the comments, along with a prompt, and I will write you a drabble about those characters. If you'd like a fanmix or a bit of art, that's fair game, too. I will be able to work on your requests during my upcoming vacation week, so feel free to request away. It's a small way for me to say "thank you" for continuing to read me rather than Charlie Sheen's Twitter posts (although I'm sure that some of you do that anyway).

Thanks again. I'll see you all in another ten.
katernater: (actor • (joseph))
I saw this meme on [livejournal.com profile] farstepper's journal and thought, hell, I've already exposed you all to my fandom rambling and my waylaid sense of adult purpose -- why not make you privy to the minutia that goes on with my laptop? (I'm also waiting for an oven-baked pizza to be done, so I needed something else to pass the time.)

• Take a screen shot of your desktop.
• Take a screen shot of your media player (if you have one up).
• Take a screen shot of another program you have up.
• Pick a tab you have up and take a screen shot of it.

'The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.' )

'Been watching a lot of movies lately. I watched True Lies for the first time the other day (that movie just gets progressively more unbelievable; by the time I got to the end I felt like I needed to watch Speed 2: Cruise Control for a sorely-needed dose of plausibility). I also watched Persuasion (the Sally Hawkins/Rupert Penry-Jones version from 2007) and barely caught myself before I turned into a Jane Austen fan. I then realized that I liked movies based on Jane Austen's books rather than the books themselves. Whew. Close one. But Rupert Penry-Jones? Wow. He's got this Paul Bettany-like thing going on (which is probably why I could easily see him slipping into the role of Pendergast: both men are fair-skinned, fair-haired, and have that sort of kinetic attractiveness to them that you can't really explain). I've still got Burke and Hare to watch (yes, that Burke and Hare) and an Alan Rickman double-punch (Something the Lord Made and Snow Cake), but I'll probably wait until the break to really let myself go and be lazy.

I'm feeling really good these days. The term is almost over and I am happy where I am -- and very lucky to be here.

Spring is in the air, too, which always crosses the creative wires in my head. Last night I played around with the idea of a Dark Underworld/Spider-Man (yes, that Spider-Man) crossover in which my Cate meets Norman Osborn in New York City to talk about what Oscorp and Audax can do together. I had this banter between them forming in my head, as clear as if it were being typed up on a screen: Osborn trying to control the voice of the Green Goblin while Cate attempts to hide the fact that she herself has a little bit of "the beast" in her.

...I really need to find more things to do with my free time.
katernater: (movie • (kkbb))
katernater: (sherlock • (mycroft))
I'm still feeling a bit under the weather. This cold -- or flu, or whatever it is -- has staying power. I've also been listening to an inordinate amount of dance music lately (that Ray Parker, Jr./Lady GaGa mash-up is a thing of beauty), to the extent where I'm starting to wonder if it's a post hoc, ergo propter hoc-type situation. Is dance music truly only tolerable when you're in a fever delirium?

Here's that icon meme that's always making the rounds. [livejournal.com profile] antiquitea chose five of my user icons and asked me to explain why I have them/what they mean to me. If you'd like me to choose five of your icons, leave a comment to this post and I will dance dance dance be glad to pigeon-hole you according to five 100x100 snippets of personality.

My icons -- cut to spare your FLs )
katernater: (doctor who • (gooseberry))
It's only ten o'clock and I'm already wiped. I think I'm going to get into my fuzziest pair of pajamas and watch some S6 House (or the unaired Sherlock pilot; I still need to see that).

But only after this 'Year-In-Fandom' meme, of course: )

Todd was able to get off work for Christmas. He's coming back to town tomorrow. :)
katernater: (house • (moving on))
...because I am tired of being heartsick.

1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people (I will pick only fictional people for you)
2) Post this meme to your LJ with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of the 3 people.
4) Label whom you would shag, marry and cliff.


[livejournal.com profile] antiquitea gave me :
Dr. Gregory House | Richard Castle | Charlie Crews

These answers are really a study in personal values, you know. )
katernater: (pillars • (fairytale))
So, I had a good cry about it (why I felt disappointed in myself for something that was 1. not my fault, and 2. completely out of my control is beyond me) and phoned/e-mailed/followed up. I have done all that can be done today. Tomorrow waits. For now, a meme:

Type these words into your iTunes library and name the first song that appears.

Happy : Happy Ending - MIKA ()
Love : Everybody Loves Me - OneRepublic ()
Hate : I Hate Everything - Get Set Go ()
Light : Half Light I - Arcade Fire ()
Dark : Dark Matter - Andrew Bird ()
Good : Goodnight Irene - Band From TV ()
Bad : Bad Kids - Black Lips ()
Smile : People Should Smile More - Newton Faulkner ()
Cry : The Crystal Ship - The Doors ()
Girl : Next Girl - The Black Keys ()
Boy : My Boy Builds Coffins - Florence & the Machine ()
Sad : Smeaton's Sad Violin - Trevor Morris ()
Lost : Never to Know - Lene Marlin ()
katernater: (actor • (robert))
I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] awesomesquared, since I pretty much do whatever she tells me (because, honestly, who could resist?):

→ What song are you currently addicted to?
"Everyone Is Golden" - Portugal. The Man (This song is totally my fall anthem, guys.)

→ What's your favorite season?

→ What’s the latest movie you watched?
Wonder Boys.

→ What is the one skill you wish you had?
The ability to do sums in my head.

→ What’s your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
I've recently gotten back into the Preston-Child books. I'm also watching Life for the first time (because someone suggested that Damian Lewis would make the perfect Diogenes, and it's true).

→ What's your favorite musical instrument?
The cello.

→ What web sites do you always visit when you go online?
BBC News, Livejournal, Facebook, Tumblr, the various university Web-pendages.

→ What was the last thing you bought?
A new dayplanner, because I misplaced my other one (which sort of bears out the reason that I need a dayplanner).

→ If you won 10,000 bucks today, what would you do with it?
Save it, and/or pay off the remainder of my car loan.

→ Favorite time of day?
2:38 pm, exactly.

→ What's the last thing that made you happy?
Parking my car at one end of campus then deciding that, because the weather was so nice today, I'd just walk everywhere instead of using it.

→ Do you want to learn another language?
I'm currently learning Japanese; I'd like to learn Portuguese.

→ Five things you can’t live without.
The people I love. Music. Writing. Books. Inspiration.
katernater: (rdj ☆ make me a star.)
I seem to be long past the point where I post relevant, interesting things here, but I've been keeping an actual written journal lately (for, like, a week) and most of the mindcockery that goes on inside my head has been written there. HOWEVER. Here are a few things that have been keeping my attention of late:

- Sherlock. You know, the very last thing I need is to be involved in another fandom, especially when said fandom only gets three episodes of airtime this year, but it's cheekbones quality, not quantity, right? This show has totally reawakened my love for all things Holmesian. Tonight's episode is supposed to be loosely based on "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," so I busted out my Complete Sherlock Holmes last night to refresh my knowledge of ciphers. Fandom = homework? Love it. Also? Have you seen this GQMF? Look again. Yeah.

- Second summer semester ends this week. I spent most of the latter half of last week and the weekend working on a research paper for Modern American Presidency. I've really enjoyed that class. For the most part, it was just a bunch of us sitting around, reading Constitutional Law and ragging on LBJ for being a first-class asshole.

- Vacation. Once I take my final on Wednesday, I'll be free and clear until classes start up again at the end of the month. I haven't had a real vacation -- which I qualify as "any considerable length of time during which i am not intermittently sleeping at the university library" -- since, uh, December? No. Spring Break. Sort of. I think I was doing graduate research during Spring Break this year. Anyway, after Wednesday, I'll have almost two weeks of free time. Todd and I are leaving for Cleveland next Sunday to see The Phantom of the Opera and to get our picture taken in the ZZ Top car when we visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That'll be a nice weekend getaway. After that, I think I'll be going home-home for a few days. 'Maybe turn everything off and go up to the lake (there's no wireless up there; I'm not even sure if there's cell phone service) and just laze. I haven't been up to the family cottage in years and there's just something terribly, terribly wrong about having something like that but claiming to be too busy to ever use it.

- Todd and I are going to see The Sorcerer's Apprentice tonight. It looked like a light, meringue summer movie. (Plus, we get in for free. :D)

- My attention span for this '30 Days of Inception' meme is starting to wane. I'm going to do Days 11-17 in a lump. Work smart, not hard.

Days 11-17 : In your group of friends, who would be... )
katernater: (joseph ☆ i'm a pilot.)
inception : 30 day challenge : day 10 : If you could guarantee one Academy Award for Inception, what would it be (besides best movie)?

If we are gonna' perform Inception then we need imagination. )
katernater: (deduce ∫ keep up.)
inception : 30 day challenge : day 7 : Who would you be and why? (Forger, Architect, Point Man, Extractor, Chemist)

I know you are, but what am I? )
katernater: (deduce ∫ intolerable genius.)
inception : 30 day challenge : day 6 : A song that makes you think of Inception

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul )
katernater: (team ☤ ducklings classic.)
Well, opening night of Tell Her We Have an Automobile went well! We had a pretty good turnout -- fifteen, maybe twenty people -- and for the size of the venue, that was perfect. I'd been pretty nervous this week, because between class and other commitments, I hadn't really been ready to go off-book until, like, yesterday. (I used to have dreams about that: being cast in a show that I never showed up to any of the auditions for, having to wing all my lines on opening night.) But I got up there tonight, did well, enjoyed it, and everything worked out terrifically! There're two performances tomorrow, and after that the cast is going to go out for margaritas. :DDDDDD

'Figured I'd post this now, so I don't forget to do it between shows tomorrow:

inception : 30 day challenge : day 3 : your favourite scene
You mustn't be afraid to lj-cut a little bigger, darling )

Also, I watched (500) Days of Summer tonight. Cute.


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