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25 October 2007 @ 02:31 pm
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Firstly, happy birthday alexwhitman25! Hope you have a fantastic day, sweetie.

In light of most recent events concerning the Southern California wildfires I send every single fellow Californian my best wishes, hoping everyone is safe and desperately praying that these out-of-control wildfires stop very soon. Already millions not only have been evacuated but the majority have lost their homes, possessions, everything they once had. Neighborhoods ranging from the countrysides to the suburban areas nearly burned away. It's a miraculously thing that shelters are being creating for the millions of evacuees and help is being provided to stop these fires from spreading. It's an amazing thing to see, even in most desperate times.

House M.D. 4.04 "Guardian Angels"

Azura Skye guest-starring as the Patient of the Week! Yay, and I loved the accent she was using, she's incredibly talented. It was sad though, about what was happening with her character. She was hallucinating her dead mother and believing she was still there with her. Though perhaps maybe she wasn't hallucinating...with this show they have a way of trying to prove something scientifically and kind of disprove it at the same time.

Awww, Old Med Guy who wasn't a Med Guy was dismissed. I liked him, and I think House really did too -- hell, they got along so freaking well and basically thought alike. But as he mentioned, there really couldn't be two of them thinking on the same level, one was certainly enough. But I have to admit, he would've been a fun addition to House's new team. Seriously, I can see the amounts of awesomeness with those two. I can see actually see him and Wilson conversing in a conversation about House too. I like #13, some compare her to Cameron but she's less annoying in that sense as long as she doesn't start intentionally flirting or blackmailing him into going out with her like Cameron had done.

Cutthroat Bitch annoys me, she's bitchy and her tactics for getting under people's skin is just uncouth and ruthless. She should be dismissed very soon, and when she does I can't WAIT to see her expression.

Cuddy is still made of awesome, and House/Wilson interactions are always the best of each episode.

Bionic Woman 1.05 "The Education of Jamie Sommers"

While there was no Katee in this episode, I found it enthralling nonetheless. I've been quite intrigued with this show. I did love how Jamie used a British accent, Michelle Ryan does it nicely, and I also loved how she managed to still use it even when talkig to Nathan and Jonas over the phone.

Mainly this episode focused on Jamie's lovelife, or lack thereof, and the judgment of trusting guys when really she should know better. Antonio got it right: the last time she trusted a guy he ended up having her limbs replaced with bionic ones. Though I must say, the guy she was crushing on this episode was definitely an attractive one, so it's understandable, and I'm glad she managed to figure things out in the end. It's amazing that both of them were working undercover for organizations to stop the illegal trade of neuro-technology in the black market. Though the terrorism connections is kind of getting slightly old, I must say. Save that for shows like 24 or something. I don't know, it seems like they're pushing for those kinds of tie-ins when it really doesn't seem necessary.

I like Nathan. He kind of reminds me of Riley from Painkiller Jane; that kind of comic-relief and befriending of the main character. And that Asian girl who was Jamie's roommate reminded me of Lane from Gilmore Girls.

Heh, it was a good episode and raised some issues, like why the FBI and CIA dislike Berkit so much and the complications that could arise due to competition and such. Also, it looks like Jamie and her new boytoy aren't done with each other yet, judging from the preview for the next episode.

I really don't want to push deeper in this issue that's already been talked about to death, so I'll leave that to Neil Gaiman, who sums up everything I have to say and then some regarding the recent JKR reveal, an authors knowledge of characters and the relevance which clearly doesn't exist in the bookworld unless it's an appointed issue of the central story.

Next week is Halloween, which means I will be watching a marathon of horror films, because really what else is there to do if not going to a party or otherwise? Also tonight is a new Supernatural, so yay.

ETA: So, what's up with this new feature of direct-linkage popups? Seriously, it's distracting.
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Tracy: Lexanaalexwhitman25 on October 25th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the birthday wishes!!

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors so I was excited to read that interview. I think he was dead on in his assesment and was happy to see that those were his feelings.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
You're entirely welcome! I hope you're having a good one. :D

Neil Gaiman is made of utter awesome. I saw him on the SpikeTV Scream Awards the other night and he's just so freaking amazing, and his words in that interview mirror my sentiments exactly about the whole situation, which is just plain ridiculous altogether.
Ariellodessa on October 25th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Those fires prove to me once again how much better off I am living in Northern California. I feel really horrible for everyone down there, but that is what happens when you build a metropolis in the desert.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly, although I do still worry about those kinds of natural disasters. Wildfires, floods, earthquakes, it really does make you think about the locations you're currently living in and what you would do if something were to unexpectedly happen like those poor folks down there.
Ariel: btvs-giles/jennylodessa on October 26th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
True. Although honestly we are in a pretty good spot. Earthquakes happen rarely and we are not likely to be a the center of them. Fires around here tend to be minor. Flooding is probably the biggest concern, but even that is somewhat rare. We don't have hurricanes or tornadoes. There are few places as safe really.
Jbeauty_awake on October 26th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Rogue? Are you okay? I was worried about you too. I have a friend right in Van Nuys so she couldn't go to school etc.

I feel bad for Califorians too... LA is built on a desert? That is like New Orleans... build on a swamp.... WHY? Why do people build cities places they shouldn't.... I mean LA has a double whammy... as it is build RIGHT ON A MAJOR FAULT LINE! When the the North American plate decides to eat up the Pacific one.... WATCH OUT... It is gonna be ugly.

*sigh* it is really too bad... I think I am gonna like Southern Cali...

Renée: Gabriel. Like the angel.rogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
I'm fine. I'm in the valley, which is Northern California and there hasn't been any worries for us, though anything's possible but I think we're okay from the wildfires.

It's kind of odd where people build cities and homes, isn't it? It's like where people live in Tornado Alley when honestly, why on earth would you want to live in a place where it's constantly threatened by dangerous tornados? But hey, that's Mother Nature for you: completely unpredictable.
Jbeauty_awake on October 26th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
It is crazy where people build homes! I find it alarming!

In Canada we have people who live in a place called Nunavut. It is like as far north as you can basically go... It is crazy! I mean CRAZY! Although where I live is a place where people think is crazy. I live at the base of a major mountain range and it causes our weather to change rapidly all the time. It was 21C yesterday at noon and by 7pm it was snowing and 0C CRAZY!
Renée: Ruby. Deep-fried crack.rogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
I think a lot of the time people are all, "hey, nothing could EVER be in harm's way! Let's build not just homes, but an ENTIRE CITY!" Then, some odd years later, disaster strikes and everyone wonder why that happened. Honestly, you can't predict Mother Nature's tendencies or how our climate is changing, but it would be nice if sometimes people would think before deciding.
Jbeauty_awake on October 26th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
BTW... I really DISLIKED Azura Skye's accent. I thought she did a fairly poor job... Mostly cause I don't think I have ever seen her play a really STRONG character. I think that would challenge her and her range.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Awww, I thought her accent was cute. :( Ah well, can't please everyone.
Spooner: Runaways -Nico-spoonerknife on October 26th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
I should really actually watch BW :X i have all but last nights downloaded but I havent gotten to it...PP is at the same and I cant resist the kate walsh awesome.

anyway that Gaiman link was really interesting :) I hadn't even thought to look up his site but he was on the history cnannel's 2hr show about comics and I really liked him.
Renée: BW. Sarah Corvus.rogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
BW is great and really, I began watching for Katee and let me tell you she's awesome in her role. Sexy and evil. ;)

Neil Gaiman = pure awesomeness, for serious.
bitter_crimson on October 26th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't like Cutthroat Bitch. If they keep her on the show, I feel like they're gonna go the whole, "eventually we will lend more depth to her character and make her human and vulnerable and whatever." And just. No. I don't care. Plz to be voting her off the island now, okay. Though I am a little sad that then there would be only one woman left. THE SHOW NEEDS MORE WOMEN ON IT so my happy occasional House femslash fantasies aren't Cuddy/Cameron by default, because eurgh. *shudders* (I like Cuddy, and I like Cameron, just... NOT TOGETHER. *shudders again*)
Renée: Ruby. Deep-fried crack.rogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
Cutthroat Bitch is irritating and I HATE how she's trying to manipulate others and try to impress House, like she's making the announcement that she's hot shit or something. She's bitchy, but she's the WRONG kind of bitchy y'know? I'm betting House will have her stay on until he officially picks his team, making her believe she's done everything right only for it to be thrown back into her face. Ha!

I also agree that the show needs more ladies. Not that I don't enjoy the mens, obviously I do, but the lack of females is kind of sad.
Gaby: [vm] (mac) smart is sexysquaringkarma on October 26th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
Hm, there's a new post in news that says:
Snap: In the Picture
A few weeks ago, we told you about a new tool from Snap.com that provides visual previews on external links within your journal. Based on your positive response, we've enabled these graphics for Basic and Plus users. (Don't worry: If you already disabled the graphic previews, you will not have to do so again. Also, if you don't want to see graphic previews, you can easily disable them within your journal on the Viewing Options page under "Graphic previews.")

That seems to only stop them from appearing in your journal. The FAQ has this:
To stop seeing these preview images, click on "Options" in the upper-right corner of any preview. You can then choose to disable previews on "THIS Site" (throughout LiveJournal) or "All Sites" (all websites).
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 26th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for this, I JUST saw it after searching around and realized "duh!" XD
helio, helium girl: (i)heliotitans on October 26th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
So, what's up with this new feature of direct-linkage popups? Seriously, it's distracting.

i don't like it either, it's ugly and bothers me :S
jirucloud on October 27th, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
wait, what? House was new this week? My friends told me it was on hiatus for a week!!! x.x;;

and no... I missed Heroes and haven't been able to watch it yet! I will soon though, and then... commenting on your post! ♥
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
The hiatus was last week, this week was the new episode. I'm sorry that you missed it though! Same with Heroes too, but hopefully you'll catch up soon. I was wondering where you were, you're usually the first one to read and respond to my episode reviews like instantly after I post them, so I can't wait to chat with you about your thoughts on Heroes and so-forth.
jirucloud on October 29th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
yeah, and for some reason I haven't been receiving your replies x.x;; Gah! I can't believe I missed it... and is there a Heroes hiatus coming up? @.@
Renée: Gabriel. Like the angel.rogueslayer452 on October 29th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, LJ is/was undergoing some maintence work or something. I've been recieving them pretty slow recently, too.

The Heroes hiatus...I don't know. It'll be announced when that time comes, I'm sure. Either officially or I'll hear about it by fandom before that time. So once I know, you'll know.
jirucloud on October 29th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Ah, I was wondering... ;.;

Lol, good to hear!