ithildin
21 July 2013 @ 05:41 pm
Best Thing This Weekend  
So, last night, the fandom internetz exploded with the news that Tom Hiddleston appeared at the beginning of the Thor II panel at Comic Con as Loki. Lots of pics of it on Tumblr, and I was insanely jealous :D Today, I saw it on YouTube!! I'll admit, I squeeed like my junior high friends used to squee over Leif Garrett -- yes, I'm old, look him up -- and I still have a silly grin on my face. Tom said, apparently, that he's just Loki's vessel, and I was thinking, after watching this, that if the book American Gods wasn't fiction, we'd be in trouble! Anyway, I'm smitten all over again, even if I am too old for it.

 
 
ithildin
06 May 2013 @ 09:09 pm
How Much Did I Love It?  
Back from Vegas and pooped. More details on the trip at some point, but must squee. We ended up seeing Iron Man III three times, and...a few thoughts. )
 
 
ithildin
27 March 2013 @ 06:46 pm
How Excited Am I?  
THIS EXCITED [HOLDS ARMS WIDE]

I won two tickets to ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHTS!!!! It's in Vegas, so it's close! And Tim and Keith and Lady Antebellum, and even Pit Bull, who is about the only rap artist who I actually like some of their music.

The blurb: Country music superstars Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum along with international music sensation Pitbull, have been added to the all-star lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night, taping Monday, April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and Ne-Yo. The special will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

Fifteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw is spotlighting the hottest music of the summer and calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 tour season. ACM PRESENTS: TIM MCGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT will feature high-octane performances and musical collaborations in a two-hour, star-studded concert event to benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.


Okay, back-story: I follow Keith Urban on Twitter, and on Friday, he tweeted it was the last day to enter a contest his fanclub was putting on for a pair of tickets to the above, and the tickets would be awarded on Saturday. I figured what the heck, it's in Vegas, two hours away,I would never pay for tickets that the cheapest is $115, and I never win anything anyway. So I entered, I checked my email on Saturday and Sunday, nope, I didn't win. Last night, I'm watching TV, glancing at my Yahoo mail, and realize the email I must have seen in the morning might actually be from the contest!! IT WAS! I had 24 hours to respond, which I did, and I heard back today form Keith Urban's fan engagement person that the ACM would be in touch with me about the tickets. COMMENCE SQUEEEEING!!!!

I can't believe I won! And won something cool and fun and exciting!!! I've been bouncing around since last night!
 
 
ithildin
14 January 2013 @ 05:31 pm
Ghosts of Snowflakes Past  
Last year, I participated in the first ever Snowflake Challenge, and one of the things I asked for was art of my character Charlotte. [personal profile] mizface responded, which was so awesome of her - until that moment, we'd never met - and last week, she emailed me with her creation! I'm absolutely thrilled with her portrait!

snowflakeart small
 
 
ithildin
30 August 2012 @ 04:14 pm
[FLAILS]  
Watch ‘The Avengers’ in Theaters This Labor Day Weekend

Not that I think it will play in our boonies section of the US, but awesome!

They're telling people to sit through the credits....

Why ask viewers to sit through the credits again? Adding something new would certainly be one way to guarantee more return viewers who’ve already seen the film on its first theatrical run. It would also be good opportunity to tease Iron Man 3 which opens next summer as well, considering near-finished footage was played at Comic-Con in July to much praise. Iron Man 3 is nearing the completion of shooting as Thor: The Dark World prepares to begun production in the UK so there’s a lot to tease.
 
 
ithildin
30 August 2012 @ 04:14 pm
[FLAILS]  
Watch ‘The Avengers’ in Theaters This Labor Day Weekend

Not that I think it will play in our boonies section of the US, but awesome!

They're telling people to sit through the credits....

Why ask viewers to sit through the credits again? Adding something new would certainly be one way to guarantee more return viewers who’ve already seen the film on its first theatrical run. It would also be good opportunity to tease Iron Man 3 which opens next summer as well, considering near-finished footage was played at Comic-Con in July to much praise. Iron Man 3 is nearing the completion of shooting as Thor: The Dark World prepares to begun production in the UK so there’s a lot to tease.
 
 
ithildin
30 August 2012 @ 04:14 pm
[FLAILS]  
Watch ‘The Avengers’ in Theaters This Labor Day Weekend

Not that I think it will play in our boonies section of the US, but awesome!

They're telling people to sit through the credits....

Why ask viewers to sit through the credits again? Adding something new would certainly be one way to guarantee more return viewers who’ve already seen the film on its first theatrical run. It would also be good opportunity to tease Iron Man 3 which opens next summer as well, considering near-finished footage was played at Comic-Con in July to much praise. Iron Man 3 is nearing the completion of shooting as Thor: The Dark World prepares to begun production in the UK so there’s a lot to tease.
 
 
ithildin
11 August 2012 @ 04:22 pm
Stunned  
But in a good way. I use LJ Addon on Firefox, so I see new post titles in the bottom bit of the browser, and I see I See You, You See Me, Differently go by. I think, cool, that's a line from one of my favourite songs, Swans, and remember I wrote a fic with a title from that song several years ago, By My Side, You'll Never Be. Curious, I head to my f'list, and discover [livejournal.com profile] holde_maid has used my story as a time stamp for her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles fic! I always give permission for my stories to be used in remixes and the like, but goodness knows, I never expected anyone to take me up on it! It's so cool!! I'm going to sit here and be stunned a bit more before reading it :D
 
 
ithildin
11 August 2012 @ 04:22 pm
Stunned  
But in a good way. I use LJ Addon on Firefox, so I see new post titles in the bottom bit of the browser, and I see I See You, You See Me, Differently go by. I think, cool, that's a line from one of my favourite songs, Swans, and remember I wrote a fic with a title from that song several years ago, By My Side, You'll Never Be. Curious, I head to my f'list, and discover [livejournal.com profile] holde_maid has used my story as a time stamp for her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles fic! I always give permission for my stories to be used in remixes and the like, but goodness knows, I never expected anyone to take me up on it! It's so cool!! I'm going to sit here and be stunned a bit more before reading it :D
 
 
ithildin
11 August 2012 @ 04:22 pm
Stunned  
But in a good way. I use LJ Addon on Firefox, so I see new post titles in the bottom bit of the browser, and I see I See You, You See Me, Differently go by. I think, cool, that's a line from one of my favourite songs, Swans, and remember I wrote a fic with a title from that song several years ago, By My Side, You'll Never Be. Curious, I head to my f'list, and discover [livejournal.com profile] holde_maid has used my story as a time stamp for her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles fic! I always give permission for my stories to be used in remixes and the like, but goodness knows, I never expected anyone to take me up on it! It's so cool!! I'm going to sit here and be stunned a bit more before reading it :D
 
 
ithildin
26 July 2012 @ 05:00 pm
Squee!  
I has Deep Blue Sea in my hot little hands! I know what we're watching this weekend.

And related, this is hilarious, if not slightly reality based :D

 
 
ithildin
26 July 2012 @ 05:00 pm
Squee!  
I has Deep Blue Sea in my hot little hands! I know what we're watching this weekend.

And related, this is hilarious, if not slightly reality based :D

 
 
ithildin
26 July 2012 @ 05:00 pm
Squee!  
I has Deep Blue Sea in my hot little hands! I know what we're watching this weekend.

And related, this is hilarious, if not slightly reality based :D

 
 
ithildin
19 June 2012 @ 06:41 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, this....  
...is why we love him. Probably the most adorkable thing I've seen all year.

 
 
ithildin
19 June 2012 @ 06:41 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, this....  
...is why we love him. Probably the most adorkable thing I've seen all year.

 
 
ithildin
19 June 2012 @ 06:41 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, this....  
...is why we love him. Probably the most adorkable thing I've seen all year.

 
 
ithildin
18 May 2012 @ 09:35 pm
Rare Politicalish Post  
Just got back from the meet and greet. Totally stoked. Spoke afterwards with one of the campaign staffers about issues, some of my background, I got into policy wonk mode. He's going to contact me over the next few days about volunteering. He's looking for any level of help, of course, but told me that if I were interested in getting heavily involved, he would love to have me participate in the campaign.

Anyway, just a break from the fangirl squee with a little political junkie squee :)
 
 
ithildin
18 May 2012 @ 09:35 pm
Rare Politicalish Post  
Just got back from the meet and greet. Totally stoked. Spoke afterwards with one of the campaign staffers about issues, some of my background, I got into policy wonk mode. He's going to contact me over the next few days about volunteering. He's looking for any level of help, of course, but told me that if I were interested in getting heavily involved, he would love to have me participate in the campaign.

Anyway, just a break from the fangirl squee with a little political junkie squee :)
 
 
ithildin
18 May 2012 @ 09:35 pm
Rare Politicalish Post  
Just got back from the meet and greet. Totally stoked. Spoke afterwards with one of the campaign staffers about issues, some of my background, I got into policy wonk mode. He's going to contact me over the next few days about volunteering. He's looking for any level of help, of course, but told me that if I were interested in getting heavily involved, he would love to have me participate in the campaign.

Anyway, just a break from the fangirl squee with a little political junkie squee :)
 
 
ithildin
07 May 2012 @ 07:29 pm
It's All About Avengers!  
Back home - ending the long weekend by coming home from Vegas this morning, only to run out of gas just outside of Mesquite. Got to work around 11am, finished payroll, and am now, finally, home!

No real spoilers for the movie, I'm still too giddy over it all. We ended up squeezing in three viewing between Thursday and Sunday, twice in IMAX 3D - and I can't believe it, because I hate 3D, so maybe it was the IMAX factor, but it was AMAZING! I'm sure I'll want to dissect the movie via the written word, but right now, I'm not sure where to begin! If you want to throw in your two cents in the comments, please do! Also, have not looked at LJ since Wed., and had avoided Euro spoilers for the week prior, so of you have a post about the movie on your LJ, please let me know. So wanting to read everyone's thoughts.

My first thought after the first viewing was 'have to do major rewrite on 'White As Snow' - I have been Jossed. Not sure anyone is still reading, so probably won't matter, but for me, I shall rewrite.

Other jumbled thoughts: I'm even more a fan of Tom's now - WOW! I'll always love Tony. Snark is of the good. I even like the Hulk now - who knew? TWO!!! after the credits scenes! Thrilled that they're doing a Black Widow origin film. Can't wait for the deleted scenes on the DVD. Already planning Vegas for IM III next year. Midnight showings are so much fun, in a casino, even more strange. I couldn't have wanted more from this movie. More than lived up to the probably too high expectations.