gatezilla: (There is always hope)
2013-01-01 11:45 am
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New beginnings

It's been so long since I've posted, everything looks different. Forgive me if this entry is discombobulated.

2012 was not my best year ever. I've felt sort of beaten down by the world. Money issues, car issues, job issues, losing my Maggie. But! There was happiness, too. I got to spend a lot of time with my loved ones. I was in attendance for one friend's beautiful wedding and for another friend's happy graduation. I got to travel a little bit. I worked on my photography skillz and maybe even improved a little. And even during the unhappy times, I have felt loved and supported. That's no small thing.

I read 18 books and 3 novellas. I watched 52 new (to me) movies. I posted 251 photos.

And today is a new day, a new year. A fresh start.

Happy New Year, all!

Breakdown of books and movies, for those who care. )
gatezilla: (OMGWTFZOMBIES!!!1!)
2011-01-02 12:18 pm
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"R is among the most menacing of sounds. That's why they call it murder and not mukduk."

For [ profile] sffan:

You Are a Monster Movie

Nothing makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up like a menacing monster, whether that monster comes from a lab or outer space.

You like horror movies with a lot of action and destruction. Of course you want the good guys to win in the end... but not until many people die first.

You appreciate the creativity involved with imagining the ultimate monster. The idea of an evil that is capable of anything both delights and frights you.

Your favorite movies have a unique take on the definition of monster. You go for movies like Alien, the Mummy, and King Kong.

gatezilla: (Liv and Peter are not buying it)
2010-11-11 10:20 pm
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gatezilla: (Cricket bat to the head)
2010-10-31 04:13 pm
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"We're coming to get you, Barbara!"

Happy Halloween!

Cricket bats and candy corn for everyone!

gatezilla: (Happy Jon)
2010-10-09 05:13 pm
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gatezilla: (Floating)
2010-05-31 12:55 pm
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gatezilla: (Piece of crap!)
2010-05-06 07:50 pm
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gatezilla: (Daisy Emerson)
2010-04-23 12:42 pm
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"Oh, look at that. A dumb idea just found a friend."

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Emerson. Cod.

Oh, HELL yes!



Because he is awesome.

And he's a badass detective.

Who sometimes hangs out with his equally awesome partners in detectiving, Ned, Chuck and Olive.

And he hits bad guys with shovels.

And he says awesome things like:

"Future Me is saying 'I told you so' all upside your head... but Now Me is standing here quietly."


"In the third grade I did a report on great whites. Discovered we were a lot alike seein' as how we're both misunderstood badasses."


"...honey, you been spurned. And next to the spurned lover, the spurned employee rides shotgun on the Homicide Chuckwagon."

In conclusion: I <3 Emerson Cod.

That is all.
gatezilla: (Flower Liv)
2010-04-15 10:15 pm
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*glomps Fringe*

*hugs it tight*

*never lets it go*
gatezilla: (There is always hope)
2010-03-20 10:10 am
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gatezilla: (Serious Sammy)
2010-02-08 11:35 pm
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gatezilla: (Family)
2010-02-08 08:48 pm
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"Okay. Good talk."

I'm starting to catch up on all the tv I missed while I was on the night shift.

Supernatural spoilers under the cut.

Everything up to 5.10, Abandon All Hope: )
gatezilla: (Woodblock)
2010-01-18 01:25 pm
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"Counter with cross to left cheek. Discombobulate."

Three random things.

1. I have this in my oven right now and it smells delicious.

2. Mom and I saw Sherlock Holmes yesterday and I loved it and I get the Jude Law love now. Never been a big fan, but I thought he rocked it as Watson. RDJ is a little too awesome for words. And the costumes! Yowza.

3. I've had this little SGA ficlet open in tabs for a couple of months now and I keep reading it because it makes me smile. It's lovely and sweet.
gatezilla: (Let's moon 'em)
2010-01-14 07:39 pm
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"I had a problem with your attitude, is why. Felt you was, what's the word?" "Pretentious?"

China Mieville's King Rat has been on my to-read list for a while now, but maybe I'll take a pass.

Why the Navi Are Making Me Blue

" imagery (CGI) is rotting science fiction from the inside."?

I think I just rolled my eyes so hard that I saw my own brain.

And oh, look. He couldn't manage to shoehorn yet another Tolkien insult into his little article, so he bashed the LotR movies instead. Classy.
gatezilla: (I am tiny)
2010-01-10 12:53 pm
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"Remember when your mom used to drop you off at the movies with a jar of jam and a spoon?"

Playing the game with [ profile] llaras and [ profile] maystone.

In no particular order, twenty movies* I think everyone should see:

1. The Lord of the Rings movies
2. The original Star Wars trilogy
3. Chinatown
4. The Princess Bride
5. Breakfast Club
6. Gladiator
7. Star Trek: Wrath of Khan
8. Jurassic Park
9. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
10. A Fish Called Wanda
11. Goonies
12. Die Hard
13. Alien/Aliens
14. Clerks
15. Hard Boiled
16. Patriot Games
17. Willow
18. Moulin Rouge
19. Beetlejuice
20. Terminator

*a series can count as one

Edited because [ profile] llaras pointed out that I had The Breakfast Club on my list twice. I added Willow!
gatezilla: (Happy Jon)
2009-12-22 08:50 pm
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::awesome friend-shaped confetti::

Happy Birthday, [ profile] sffan!!!

I hope the coming year is awesome and filled with happy things and lots of excellent gaming. :D
gatezilla: (Lootz is Joy)
2009-12-14 01:13 am
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"All I had to say was 'hark', and I said 'hockey stick'! I ruined the whole Christmas play!"

Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv'n with gatezilla singing.

Ding Dong Merrily on High
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :
gatezilla: (Sam's grin)
2009-12-03 06:51 pm
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"Your birthday rabbit came!"

Happy Birthday, [ profile] aw_lemongirl!!!

I hope you are having a very happy day!