iphignia939: (slap slap kiss (leverage) (arobynsung))
2012-12-25 11:05 pm
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how TNT stole christmas: the series finale of Leverage

In one way, it was...weirdly anticlimactic? Which is sort of nice, because that's literally what every day is like for the Knicks of crime. And in two very specific ways, it was sort of the only thing that could happen.

Slainte, Leverage. I don't know that we'll see your like again. The world doesn't give us nice things all that often.

(I cannot imagine how goddamn horrible it is for fans of both Merlin and Leverage this weekend, JESUS TAP-DANCING CHRIST.)
iphignia939: (slap slap kiss (leverage) (arobynsung))
2012-12-21 11:33 pm
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MERRY EFFING SEASONAL HOLIDAY, GRIFTERS

OH HEY, IN OTHER SHITTY NEWS, LEVERAGE GOT CANCELLED
iphignia939: (slap slap kiss (leverage) (arobynsung))
2012-12-18 11:02 pm
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leverage: the toy job

NO IT'S FINE I DIDN'T NEED MY HEART

IT'S JUST RAINING ON MY FACE, THAT'S ALL

*ugly weeping*
iphignia939: (at the end of the world (TVD))
2012-12-13 09:15 pm
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"People keep the sketchiest stuff in sock drawers."

Previously on TVD: I completely missed last week, as my mom was in the hospital. (Update: hopefully, she can come home Saturday. Yay!)

This week: Christmas! Whiplash, motherfuckers, we specialize.

tvd 4.09: O come, all ye faithful )
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2012-12-06 09:26 pm
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(no subject)

Holiday love meme time! I'm here. Any and all opinions/thoughts/good wishes/etc. are appreciated.
iphignia939: (he gave me points (Losers))
2012-12-05 10:40 pm
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review: The Collection

review: the collection )

Also, don't watch 247 Degrees Fahrenheit unless you like 90 minutes of a "don't drink and sauna" parable.
iphignia939: (at the end of the world (TVD))
2012-11-29 09:25 pm
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"Did you just accuse me of mass murder at a high school pageant?"

OH SHIT YOU GUYS ALL OF THAT JUST HAPPENED. NO ONE CHECK TWITTER ON THE WEST COAST 'TIL YOU'VE SEEN IT.

tvd 4.07: my brother's keeper )
iphignia939: (Higurashi)
2012-11-28 11:50 pm
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podcast rec: The NoSleep Podcast

The NoSleep Podcast

A podcast featuring stories culled from Reddit's NoSleep forum, TNSP is doing really nice work with horror audio these days. Like any anthology series, the ratio's the same - 50 percent perfectly okay, 25 percent not that great, and 25 percent this is really good FUCK YOU I AM SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHTS ON. (That goes for the narrators, too, but overall everyone's doing a really nice job.)

They're on their second "season", with a few extra episodes here and there; episodes vary from about half an hour, near the program's start, to about an hour-fifteen currently. They appear to be on a bi-weekly posting schedule, on Mondays; check it out, if you have the chance. You might be pleasantly surprised.
iphignia939: (the only audience I've ever needed (soun)
2012-10-23 06:56 pm
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"I consider myself a teacher."

IRON MAN 3 TRAILER.

*rolls around in it*

Is it April yet? How about now?

...how about now?

(And--honestly, as excited as I am for the movie--I am just as excited that it's part of Phase 2 of the MCU, which, UGHHHHHH I AM IN YOU BEAUTIFUL BASTARDS.)
iphignia939: (at the end of the world (TVD))
2012-10-18 09:23 pm
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"That seat's taken."

Dear show: DIRTY FUCKING POOL.

tvd 4.02: memorial )
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2012-10-11 11:02 pm
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(no subject)

TEEN WOLF PEOPLE COME HERE IMMEDIATELY

OH GOD THIS WAS THE WRONG DAY FOR THIS
iphignia939: (at the end of the world (TVD))
2012-10-11 09:32 pm
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"Does Matt even have automobile insurance?"

BABY I MISSED YOU SO MUCH YOU GOT SO *BIG*.

tvd 4.01: growing pains )
iphignia939: (the only audience I've ever needed (soun)
2012-10-09 10:18 pm
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we have a Situation

Goddammit, Noah Segan, I already liked you, I did not need to know you were a GURPS guy.

(I have never played GURPS; I was a White Wolf/WoD person. But that--I already have a Noah Segan problem! It's like when I found out Sam Witwer and his bros rent a house just for gaming like twice a year: PROBLEMATIC IN THE BEST WAY.)
iphignia939: (Xavier's School For Fantastic Bitches (X)
2012-10-04 01:45 pm
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movie review: Smiley

College student Ashley and her new roommate, Roxy, go to a party hosted by a bunch of local hackers--think a RL 4chan party--and watch a viral video featuring "Smiley", a serial killer that (according to legend) stalks chat users and kills them if someone types in "I did it for the lulz" three times. Ashley's freaked out by the video; she's at least as freaked out that nobody else at the party seems terribly concerned about the person who just, you know, got killed on Youtube. "It's the internet," Roxy tells her, "who knows if it's even real?"

Judging by the initial trailer, Smiley seems like a modern slasher: trying to create a Freddy based on the internet instead of dreams. What we get is a critique of pure reason, a bunch of lectures about man's inherent nihilism, and a deep exploration of how people feel totally okay being assholes anonymously over the internet. It's a creepypasta movie centered around a hate meme, and--weirdly--it works.

It's not perfect; a lot of the acting is clearly "this is my first (or second) film", and a bunch of the plot was clearly dictated by having a college campus and someone's house as locations. A lot of the heavy lifting is done by Roger Bart, as the ethics professor who will legit end up an Unsub on Criminal Minds, and Keith David as a skeptical police detective. But I didn't see the ending coming, and--honestly, I like that the movie takes time to have four or five chats about ethics. It could be a little more tightly paced (we could have lost at least one Bart lecture), and the movie relies heavily on fake-out jump scares, but it's an interesting one. "Entertaining" is more up to the viewer.

Cautiously recommended.
iphignia939: (at the end of the world (TVD))
2012-10-04 01:37 pm

getting to know you: who's who in s3 of the vampire diaries

It's that time of year again: Who's Who in Season Three of The Vampire Diaries. Catch up! It was kind of busy.

getting to know you: who's who in season 3 of the vampire diaries )

The Vampire Diaries returns for its fourth season (!!!) next Thursday, October 11, at 8 PM EST.