June 4th, 2011

Bleed Across The Horizon


Hey friendly sort of people! Sort of realized I haven't really made a post regarding anything except podfic for a while and since I've gotten a few suspicious people wondering if I am in fact a robot...

Weeeell. I can't say I haven't vaguely considered converting in the past few months but currently I am not a robot. So I write this to reassure you all of that.

Soooo. What's been up with me?

Well, I've been listening to Adele's album 21 almost nonstop since I got it two days ago. Bought it on vinyl which came with a digital copy so I am absolutely thrilled! I love the sound quality of vinyl. Folks, if you don't have a vinyl record player, I highly suggest you invest. BEST THING EVER. I've got a couple of newer records and a bunch of really good older stuff like Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Dylan, Sinatra, etc. that I got for dirt cheap.

Anyway, off the 21 album, I've got several favs including Rolling In The Deep, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Don't You Remember, Rumour Has It (omg damn Brit Adele, making me add a u.) I'm probably forgetting one of my favs but really the entire album is fantastic! (Although I'm not a huge fan of Lovesong, which I think may be a cover?) I know there are some of you out there, like me, who tend to get all passive-aggressive when there is something the masses overwhelmingly approve off. Which is why I did not purchase the album til a couple days ago (and no, I have still not seen Inception). BUT SERIOUSLY. I am so happy I did buy it. If only for Set Fire To The Rain, which might be my new favorite song.

Hmmm other good things...Sherlock! I fell in love with BBC's Sherlock (the modern adaption of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes) sometime last year and have of course been unable to resist watching over and over again. Well, a couple of days ago I convinced my mom to watch with me too and I made her a fan. Yay! Although, she did have some trouble understanding the British accents, which I thought was hilarious, as I hardly notice them at all anymore. I watch so much British TV, the only part of the accents that affects my viewing is how much I like them. :D

But really who could resist Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and Rupert Graves? Speaking of Graves' Lestrade, I read a truly excellent Lestrade/John Watson fic the other day. While I'm a Sherlock/John shipper (cause it's practically canon, the way the actor's discuss it) I'll read anything with my lovely Lestrade. Except Mycroft/Lestrade because um...no. I can't.

Along the lines of Sherlock, I've also begun to watch the Granada version of Sherlock Holmes, which was a television series in the 80s which kept it set in ACD's timeline of late 1800's. It's really, really good. I haven't put too much thought process into it because I've mostly been watching it late at night on Netflix. But I really enjoy it and I love the Holmes in it, even if I want to rumple his hair up lol.

Plus podfic! I've started to podfic in the various Sherlock Holmes verses that exist, particularly BBC and the 2009 movie with RDJ and Law. I do occasionally find myself slipping into a British accent and I am horrified. Because really. Bit not good. Lol, maybe someday I'll record a crack fic with a fake british accent. Sometimes it bothers me to record British characters in my American accent especially when the character feels so...so...British. Then I get over it cause I'd rather do it than have nothing. Hopefully others feel the same. Anyway, I'm also working on a loooong Sherlock podfic that is 31k. I absolutely love the story and it's what inspired my beginning of podficcing in the fandom. Hoping to have it done soon.

I actually had to take a day off podficcing yesterday because my allergies are being a bitch and have made an appearance along with the be damned cottonwood. (Sometimes I feel British and say things that feel British, even if they may not be British. Be damned is such a thing. As is such.) Also it's late. So yesterday, really Thursday is more accurate...I could not podfic due to excessive wheezing. blah. So I read some Pride and Prejudice fanfiction instead. On Wednesday, I only did half as much as I wanted to since I was ready to scratch my eyes out of my head. Hopefully, my allergy medicine will start to build up and take effect. Otherwise it's back to the doctor for some cingulair which is the most awesomest of allergy medicine and also the most expensive. I do have different insurance from last year however, so maybe my drug plan would better cover it. I don't know but last year I paid over $100 (really closer to $150) for a 30 day prescription. Yeah. Did not take THAT every day, but I do believe I would not have left the house that summer without it.

Otherwise...hmmm. TV? I was not very happy with Glee's season finale. The idea of them only preparing two songs one day before performing and then expecting to win was....ridiculous. As were the songs themselves. Shu continues to remain an idiot. Plus Rachel and Finn got back together which made me want to throw up a little in my mouth. Yep, throwing up in my mouth would be better than that. I ship Rachel/Quinn if anyone's wondering yo. Although I did love the Rachel & Kurt scenes in NYC. BFF please. Supernatural left me extremely upset. Because dammit. I want Cas back. They had better get him back to who he was. That is all.

Coming up! White Collar! Tuesday! I'm so excited, there are not enough words. More flail on Tuesday, I promise.

Loving the new Doctor Who series so far. The episode with the TARDIS was my favorite so far and had me crying at the end too. I'm going to miss tonight's episode though. Thank goodness for DVR!

And that's because I'm seeing Ray LaMontagne! He's playing in my area! No traveling necessary! Ray's one of my favorite singers. You've probably heard him sing Trouble, which I think was on a couple shows or commercials. If you check him out, my personal favorite song of his is Empty off his album Gossip in the Grain. But yeah, everything. Beg Steal or Borrow. Leaving New York City. Lesson Learned. You Can Bring Me Flowers.

Work? Is work. It's getting dang hot somedays and all the old folks are complaining it's cold, so I sweat to death. A nurse I dislike to the extreme is leaving! A bit random but...even though it is sometimes required of me, I refuse to learn to make coffee. It's not information my brain wishes to know. Also, Chicken a la king is disgusting at a hospital. Never order it. PB & J's are also not recommended.

Podfic. I've been doing a lot. Lots of different fandom too, which is fun. Been trolling through the blanket permission lists. Besides the Sherlock one previously mentioned, I'm in the middle of a Supernatural series in which Dean is mute, so it's interesting speaking signed words. Also been doing a Sherlock Holmes series which becomes a threesome. Then there's various odds stories that I love. Also I'm working on a nice long Kradam podfic for my lovely anobakitay to take with her as she jets across the world. My deadline for that is this Monday!

With amplificathon wrapping up in a couple of weeks, expect more podfic coming! June 20 is the end date I believe (I really should double check). AND I WANT TO WIN. grrr. lol.

Um. it's late and this is long. so. goodnight.