Thursday, 22 December 2011

New old pals

Not long after remembering her fanwork and thanks to Twitter, I've once more stumbled upon, rediscovered and fallen in love with, one of the funniest bloggers I've ver read, author Sarah Rees Brennan. A link to the lastest post at Sarah Tells Tales, and bam! An afternoon gone in not-work-related reading and unstopable laughter. She is so engaging and witty, in a very light-hearted way, she is an actual joy to read. I haven't managed to read her published works yet, due to unavailability and costs, but I cannot help but follow her. I see so much fangirling ahead of me!

Edit: also, Tumblr. Still don't get that one, but for Sarah I'll try!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Fail

From a list of "tweets of the year" - tis the season for lists:
Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock, put up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college, then changed the world. What's your excuse?
Tweeted on Oct 6, 2011 by Jonathan Moss (@jwmoss) Great quote, extreme kick in the shins.

Just some bitching

Ok, fine, there is no original content in this blog other that my comments and opinions on other people's work. Still, I live in Denial, Argentina, so this is *not* reblogging because I say it is not. There!
On other note, finding the correct lyrics for any song I want to post is ridiculously difficult, there is always a word or expression that just doesn't sound right, and too many different versions to compare. Hopefully, the actual lyrics are not too far from what I've acknowledged, I'd hate to change the meaning by changing a significant word. Also, I should mention that I love/hate a song before even knowing what it really says, so when I read the lyrics I just ignore the parts that don't fit exactly with me/my mood/the situation/etc.
Just babbling.

Hear hear!

As I said, I'm not into re-blogging, but I'm into quotes. So, thanks to Gleehab - "your one-stop-shop for all things Glee" that blogs and reblogs interesting (and rather inmediate) media and news, for this Chris Colfer gem, from an interview filmed last sunday - a Q&A in the Actors Studio:
Q: If Heaven exists what would like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
A: Don’t listen to them – you get to come in too.

Hotties

I'm *really* not into re-blogging, but I'm in my Darren Criss fase (two days straight obsessively seeking pics and vids), and couldn't help myself - and ain't that the story of my life! So, I agree that Darren is hotter than hot, and has the bestest, warmest, liveliest eyes, and what a voice (my style of singing, too), but, I have to admit I LOVE his pre-Glee look. THAT was even hotter. Wow, my sister is right, I'm kinda old for this, I feel like a cradle robber.

Nevermind, congrats Darren Criss, for beeing N#1 in AfterElton.com's 2011 Hot 100 - The World's Hottest Men as Chosen By AE Readers. (yes, it's old news, but I read it today)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Warm fuzzy feelings

I've just skimmed the latest chapter of Turn, by Sara's Girl's, and yet again, find myself smiling dreamily into space and feeling all warm and fuzzy; couldn't let it pass without mention in the middle of yet another age crisis (lack of accomplishments crisis more like). I prefer reading finished fanfiction, because I'm too impatient to wait for each chapter, but this one is sooo good it doesn't matter.
It reminds me a lot to when I was reading Maya's Underwater Lights - and also If You've a Ready Mind, though that one is more on the funny side. Not because of similar stories, or even characterizations, but because of all the powerful feelings they leave behind. The thing is, I love most kinds of fanfiction, but I adore these ones that have great characterizations, an interesting story, a good flow, and on top of that, give me the fuzzies.

Note to self: don't forget to explore Fanlore in depth later.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

BEAUTIFUL

Another oldie, also Glee-inspired. Slower than the rest, but still powerful.



Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

Don't look at me

Everyday is so wonderful
Then suddenly
It's hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain
I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring me down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends you're delirious
So consumed
In all your doom, ooh
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone
Left the puzzle undone
Ain't that the way it is

You're beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring you down
Oh no
You're beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring you down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

No matter what we do (no matter what we do)
No matter what we say (no matter what we say)
We're the song inside the tune (yeah, oh yeah)
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go (and everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine (the sun will always, always, shine)
And tomorrow we might awake
On the other side

We're beautiful
No matter what they say
Yes words won't bring us down
Oh no
We are beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring us down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

Oh, oh
Don't you bring me down today
Don't you bring me down, ooh
Today



Songwriter: Linda Perry

From LyricsFreak.com

Monday, 12 December 2011

PERFECT

Ok, I've kind of promised myself to tone down the blog-fangirling, but I´ve just heard Glee's version of Pink's "Perfect" by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, and just couldn't let it pass without mention. Also got the P!nk version, "Fuckin' Perfect," which I loved, but these guys, WOW!! I've got them on repeat. This is definetely *their* song.


Perfect - P!nk

Made a wrong turn, once or twice
Dug my way out, blood and fire
Bad decisions, that's alright
Welcome to my silly life

Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss, "no way it's all good," it didn't slow me down
Mistaken, always second guessing
Underestimated, look, I'm still around

Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing, you are perfect to me

You're so mean when you talk
About yourself, you are wrong
Change the voices in your head
Make them like you instead

So complicated, look how big you'll make it
Filled with so much hatred, such a tired game
It's enough, I've done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons, see you do the same

Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing, you are perfect to me

The whole world's scared so I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in line and we try, try, try
But we try too hard, it's a waste of my time

Done looking for the critics cause they're everywhere
They don't like my jeans, they don't get my hair
Estrange ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that? Why do I do that? Why do I do that?

Yeah
Ooh, pretty, pretty, pretty
Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing, you are perfect to me
You're perfect, you're perfect

Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing, you are perfect to me


Songwriters: Max Martin, Alecia Moore, Johan Karl Schuster

Note: these lyrics where a bitch to find (so many different versions), so I ended up trusting my own poor ears. Hope I didn´t miss too much!

Edit: I'm not being a prude, I like the 'clean' version better, it flows smoother. Maybe because I heard it first?

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Series online

Another site that works this far, discovered in my search of more Glee episodes: WatchSeries. It offers plenty of links from different domains, you just need to find one that works for you.

Glee sites

I'm being silly, and keeping pages open in my FF sessions instead of logging here the interesting sites I want to explore later. Which is the raison d'etre of this my poor blog. Uh, so much fangirling lately makes me forget the obvious!
So, some links:

List of songs in Glee - all seasons, up to date and (as far as I can tell) accurate.
Glee at BuddyTV - info, news, photos, videos, etc.
Team Puck/Kurt - plenty of fanfiction and other related media, and don't ask why this is my fave pairing, I don't really know.
Chris Colfer Online - fansite, w/news, interviews and *photos*

I'll add some more later.

Friday, 2 December 2011

My new theme song

Ok, obviously parts of the lyrics are men-exclusive (!!), but it works great enough. So, my new theme song! (I've got Alex Goot's cover version on my phone, but I've heard the original too)


The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

I'm gonna kick my feet up then stare at the fan
Turn the TV on, throw my hand in my pants
Nobody's gon' tell me I can't

I'll be lounging on the couch just chilling in my Snuggie
Click to MTV so they can teach me how to dougie
'Cause in my castle I'm the freaking man

Oh yes, I said it, I said it
I said it 'cause I can

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything
Nothing at all, nothing at all

Tomorrow I'll wake up, do some P90X
Find a really nice girl, have some really nice sex
And she's gonna scream out
This is great
(Oh my god, this is great)

Yeah, I might mess around
And get my college degree
I bet my old man will be so proud of me
But sorry pops, you'll just have to wait

Oh yes, I said it, I said it
I said it 'cause I can

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

No, I ain't gonna comb my hair
'Cause I ain't going anywhere
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

I'll just strut in my birthday suit
And let everything hang loose
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

Nothing at all
Nothing at all
Nothing at all


Songwriters: Keinan Warsame;Bruno Mars;Ari Levine;Philip Lawrence Ii
From elyrics.com