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16 August 2008 @ 03:37 pm
You can't take the sky from me...well, yes you can.  
I've been having the Olympics in the background as I'm doing other stuff, half-watching. There are some things I'll watch with interest while others not so much, and despite all the noise and controversy surrounding the Olympics being held in China and other related topics, I am enjoying the aspect of the games and seeing who wins and so forth. And if I miss something, I can always look at recaps. It's all good.

Also, the California State Fair opened yesterday, and I'm aching to go. It's tradition, I always go every year.

I've also caught one of the many Terminator: TSCC S2 promo and HOLY CRAP it looks amazing. Especially since it'll be focusing on Cameron going bad!Terminator after her chip had been damaged during the explosion, losing the memories and instructions that future!John programmed her with. It'll be interesting to see how Summer will take this role even further with being evil, and with some of the promos I've seen she looks rather badass. Particularly this one, which has me cracking up. I'm actually wary of how it'll do with it being against Heroes, if it's against it at all. I have no idea about timeslots as those can be tricky especially for hit shows like these two, though the premiere for TSCC is on Sept. 8th which is good.

Getting back into something I paused at for a while, due to lacking in finishing and ideas, my fanmixing! I've been having crazy crack ideas for crossover fanmixes but I'm not sure how I'm planning on doing that. Knowing how I organize and structure my fanmixes, I can be pretty anal when it comes to how it's done. I also want to try this ficmix thing, because I think it's a creative way of storytelling as it has something more of substance to give than just random songs. How that'll happen or when it'll be finished and posted, I have no idea. I do have regular fanmixes that have been on queue for a while so I'll do those first, with the ficmixes and crossovers possibly for later. Again, I don't know how later, but it'll happen. Definitely.

And my GOD it's hot outside. California is not a great place to be when it's summer and this hot, because we have such dry weather. It's also where we have both polar opposites; we either are too hot and dry with threatening of fires, or it's raining nonstop and threatening of possible floods. It's insane.
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: Jeffery Foucault - Thistledown Tears
Mcarpesomediem on August 17th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
I squee'd so loud while watching that SCC promo! OMG. Seriously. I cannot wait!
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
ME TOO! I was all like, I've been in a TSCC withdrawal (along with other fandoms) and once seeing one of the promos on television I squeed and went online to find more. I'm really looking forward to the second season! It looks awesome. :D
Mcarpesomediem on August 17th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm in withdrawal, too. It's driving me nuts, I can't wait for the news season to start!
Robyncakesbitterbird on August 17th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
oh that promo looks so awesome Im excited they are making more of this!!

yay fanmixes!!

I hate summer here and yeah I so feel your pain its icky and not fun *squish*
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
I don't think I mentioned this before but I ADORE that icon of you! :D

I'm excited for more SCC. I'm also planning on doing a fanmix for that sometime too. Fanmixes FTW bb!

Yeah, I wouldn't mind it if we had some wind or rain every once in a while, like summer showers. But no. It's just really hot and dry and blah. And Spare the Air days, where it's just so unhealthy to be outside. The whole point of summer is to ENJOY the outdoors. :/
OhBooth: Jared CC Dork Danceohbooth on August 17th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
Okay, first did I know you were a Californian?

And second, hee, I don't watch the terminator deal-y but that promo made me laugh! Ha! She stapled her face!

Last, but certainly not least, good luck with the fanmixes and such. I have never even attempted to do one, cause yeah, I have too much music rolling around in my head, but I may attempt a fic-mix...depending on what it is, I have a guess but it may be wrong, care to share?
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
I don't think so unless it was brought up at some point. Which you know now so, yay? XD

I laughed at that too. Also knowing Cameron, that would be something she would do, whether or not she had her memories erased. She's a machine, she needs something to repair herself and staples are a nice resource. Somewhat.

Thank you. I'm having somewhat of a crossover ficmixy thing in mind between fandoms. I have several ideas in mind, so it depends on which one presents itself and comes through first, not to mention get finished first. I'm very picky when it comes to my work, and there are times when I do something but dislike it, so I restart to revise it. Doing a ficmix is going to be even trickier because it's more than my usual style, but I'm up for that challenge.
OhBooth: LA Jensen Huh...?ohbooth on August 17th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
Okay, I was just making sure that I didn't forget that you told me already or something. And it is good or bad, depending on how you look at it, do you like it here?

So, what exactly is a ficmix? Like does it accompany a fic, or is it like a 'self-contained' fic told through music?
Renée: Mohinder Suresh.rogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
Well, I was born and raised here so yeah, I'd say I like it well enough. :)

In a nutshell, a ficmix is a mixture of a fanfic and a fanmix. There is no one specific way you can structure it, but it's mainly choosing certain songs and write a scene or story centering around the mood of that song for a character/pairing of whatever fandom. That's basically what it is.
♛ part-time maenad: re3; she shot me downradon_ on August 17th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
OMG TSCC. Now I really can't wait for it! -squee- And Evil!Cameron has me freaking out a little, but in a good way.

(lol @ the Cameron promo.)
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2008 11:12 am (UTC)
OMG I KNOW! It's scary, but in an exciting way. Evil!Cameron is going to be scary awesome, and I can't wait! :D

I LOL'd too.
Jenni: celebs → ali larteronlyechoes on August 17th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Fanmixes! I love them. I've been thinking about making a Mohinder fanmix but my mixes tend to always be a bit boring, in a way.. Can't wait to see your stuff, especially the crossovers and ficmixes. And I agree about ficmixes. Even though I love to find songs that you can make your own conclusions to, ficmixes tend to be more.. entire? Especially if it's for example about a crossover pairing.
Renée: Sendhil Ramamurthy.rogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
In some of my past fanmixes I do give more description than what others do with theirs based on what the song is about, but that's only like less than a paragraph. I have never done a something that involves writing a fic in this format before, so challenging myself for that is going to be really interesting, not to mention fun.

IDK, I'll have to figure out how to integrate it together and I do have something in mind (something that you probably already have guessed what I plan on doing with a certain crossover pairing...), so we'll see where it goes from here. :)
Ariel: ats-illyrialodessa on August 17th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Seriously, new apartment has amazing AC but then I never want to go outside. Yesterday I specifically didn't wear my new bra even though it worked with my "outfit" (aka: crime against decency and fashion but not invoking death by suffocating heat combination of clothes)because I didn't want to get it all sweaty and gross when I had to run to the grocery store... the grocery store. Also I cannot understand everyone who is going to the State Fair right now... that just seems so gross and sweltering right now.

Also I put season on of SCC on my netflix queue a few days ago.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Exactly, especially about the State Fair thing. Like I said I do want to go, but not when I'll be dying in the heat. That's no fun at all. I entire plan on going in the early morning or in the late afternoon when the heat has died down, which is usually when I tend to go anyway.

It really is a fantastic show, it went beyond my expectations which is good.
Ariel: btvs-faith/buffylodessa on August 18th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
That makes total sense both because of the heat and the crowds. We've been sort of waffling back and forth about going vs. not going.