ink_splotch: (heart & soul of the West Wing [Toby])
GET ANGRIER! Call them liars, because that’s what they are. Sarah Palin didn’t say “thanks but no thanks” to the Bridge to Nowhere. She just said “Thanks.” You were raised by a single mother on food stamps — where does a guy with eight houses who was legacied into Annapolis get off calling you an elitist? And by the way, if you do nothing else, take that word back. Elite is a good word, it means well above average. I’d ask them what their problem is with excellence. While you’re at it, I want the word “patriot” back. McCain can say that the transcendent issue of our time is the spread of Islamic fanaticism or he can choose a running mate who doesn’t know the Bush doctrine from the Monroe Doctrine, but he can’t do both at the same time and call it patriotic. They have to lie — the truth isn’t their friend right now. Get angry. Mock them mercilessly; they’ve earned it. McCain decried agents of intolerance, then chose a running mate who had to ask if she was allowed to ban books from a public library. It’s not bad enough she thinks the planet Earth was created in six days 6,000 years ago complete with a man, a woman and a talking snake, she wants schools to teach the rest of our kids to deny geology, anthropology, archaeology and common sense too? It’s not bad enough she’s forcing her own daughter into a loveless marriage to a teenage hood, she wants the rest of us to guide our daughters in that direction too? It’s not enough that a woman shouldn’t have the right to choose, it should be the law of the land that she has to carry and deliver her rapist’s baby too? I don’t know whether or not Governor Palin has the tenacity of a pit bull, but I know for sure she’s got the qualifications of one. And you’re worried about seeming angry? You could eat their lunch, make them cry and tell their mamas about it and God himself would call it restrained. There are times when you are simply required to be impolite. There are times when condescension is called for!

From here
ink_splotch: (loving this fandom a whole lot [subtext])
I am looking for things to do until I go back to England, and what better than a meme to fill that time?

Give me the names of two characters and I will tell you why character A loves character B. I might answer with a drabble, a quick bit of meta, or a list, just to make things that tiny bit more OMGSOEXCITING!
ink_splotch: ('cause we don't hold back [TWW])
Have I mentioned that I suck at endings?

So why I am watching the last episode of The West Wing? No, seriously. I started crying when John Spencer's name came on the credits.

And just. It's not even my show any more - I haven't watched anything from season five onwards - but. My characters. My team. And they're all different, but they're just same enough that I care.

Sam being back. CJ in the press room. "What Would Leo Do?". Pardoning Toby. Donna and Josh. Bartlet giving Charlie his Constitution. Abbey cracking jokes. Debbie explaining about 'no'. "Home, Sweet Home."

And Bartlet for America. Oh, Leo. Oh, god, Leo and Jed and all of them. Just all of them.

I miss it. I miss it so much.

Rest in Peace.
ink_splotch: ('cause we don't hold back [TWW])
so, last night I dreamt that before Josh had a crush on Donna, he had a crush on Charlie. In my dream I'd written up an entire analysis of why this clearly meant that Josh was bisexual (why I didn't think that was obvious, I do not know) and then I woke up desperately wanting to see the episodes where Josh had said crush. Except they do not exist. And this made me very sad. However, I am now watching A Proportional Response, which is sort of like Josh having a crush Charlie. Which I'm settling for, since there is not Josh/Charlie fic in existence. Very sad. Still, you know. It never stops feeling like this.

Also, you know. The Jed/Leo in this episode is amazing as well. The argument! I could pummel your ass with a baseball bat. I love my show! In case, you know, you were wondering. The first season is just *art*. Also, I need a Charlie icon.

In other news, I now have a friend named Vlad. Which I'm pretty sure is made from awesome.

Now, if only Ros'd cheer up and Mike would get over whatever's making him pissed off at me, and my ear would cease to act up, we'd be golden. But until that happens I have The West Wing.
ink_splotch: (my talk; my song [true love])
You know what the world needs, though? Four Weddings and a Funeral fic about Charles, Fiona and Matthew at University. Being taught by Gareth. Extra bonus points for having Matthew seduce Gareth (or, hey, vice versa, I'm not picky at all). Cherry and whipped cream for including Fiona's fifteen minutes of lesbianism. I'm just saying.

Also cherries and whipped cream for anyone who can get me an mp3 file of John Hannah reading "Funeral Blues".

And that's actually more-or-less all I have to say, as I am not in the mood to talk about real life right now. Except to say this:
I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I'm preparing appropriate retribution.
and this:
I will kill people today, Leo. I will kill people with this cricket bat, which was given to me by Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth Windsor, and then I will kill them again with my own hands.
and finally, this:
No. No "however". Just be wrong. Just stand there in your wrongness and be wrong and get used to it.
That's life, folks.
ink_splotch: ('cause we don't hold back [TWW])
You know. In case you don't love Sorkin already.

I miss Sorkin. I miss The West Wing.
ink_splotch: (never get rid of your shadow [friends])
I'm in a weird mood; I'm kind of vacillating between being serious, because I'm watching The West Wing, the first season, which is doing all kinds of odd things to me. The opening theme still, still makes me want to cry, or smile, or something. It does things to me. And then, these characters, these characters break my heart. The relationships, the inter-play between the characters is amazing; the obvious affection and love just takes my breath away.

And Aaron Sorkin can write anything and make me giddy. Which reminds me that I need to get a hold of Sports Night.

On the other hand, I am feeling all girly. I've been home half the day doing yoga in my really neat new sleepwear, watching first an episode of Grey's Anatomy and then listening to Lisa Loeb, and now I kind of want to paint my toenails. And giggle. And gossip.

This also means I'd like someone to rec me Grey's Anatomy fic. Preferably happy, femslashy, Meredith or Izzie-centric fic. But seriously folks, if you've got recs, I'm happy. I want girly fic!

ETA: Also, look how cute Lance and his boyfriend are!
ink_splotch: (rainy city days [life])
Stolen off [ profile] myhappyface.

The rules:

1) 13 characters. (We set a limit of 10, then I said "Well, we could do a dozen," then Betty said "We could do a baker's dozen." So.)
2) We stuck with FP characters.
3) There's a built-in cheat: SOs. They get to come along for the ride without being included in the actual list, sort of like in-laws. (Because I made up the rules, and I've always thought that if I get Ray Kowalski, that automatically means I get Ray Vecchio, too.)
4) SOs must truly be SOs - those people you feel OTPish about, or at least see as life-partners/soulmates - what they call someone's "lobster" on Friends. Not just a date or an attempt on your part to get extra characters. This does not mean it has to be a canon pairing or even a fandom-favorite pairing, as long as some circumstance has made them a lobster in your fantasy headspace.

I copied [ profile] myhappyface's idea of talking more about why I ship the characters than why each is my favourite.

Here we go! )
Off the top of my head, I can't come up with more OTPs. I mean, I love Abby, but I can see her with lots of characters. I've got a new-found craving for Izzie/Addison (from Gray's Anatomy), but OTP is going a bit far there. And then there's Dan/Duck, which I did kind of want to write up as well, because I love Dan. And Duck. But I haven't been in fandom that long, I don't feel comfortable talking about it ;)
ink_splotch: (calm before the storm [moment])
Meta on RPS in comparison to historical slash - remind me to meta on the subject at some point. Because if there's something I have opinions about, it's historical rps. And doesn't that sounds exciting.

Untitled - This Mac/Veronica fic is possibly the hottest, sweetest thing I've read in a long, long while. Why can't more femslash be like that?

This is the most wonderful bit of fangirling in a long while - and I miss my West Wing like you wouldn't believe.
ink_splotch: ('cause we don't hold back [TWW])
These spoilers make me want to get back into The West Wing. ♥
ink_splotch: (Self imposed solitude and escape[alone])
Everything you never wanted to know about me and fandom )

Everything you never wanted to know about me and age )

My brother just made me the best smoothie I ever had. How sweet is that?
ink_splotch: (Old School West Wing [defining reality])
Wherein I have a love affair with Toby )

My heart needs to stop swelling whenever I here the theme. I feel all happy and weepy and feel impulses to take over the government and instate the Bartlet admin instead (in case of MiB's reading: totally not serious here. I try to take over the government once, and re-instate FDR, but I didn't get past reading up on the Roosevelt family on wiki. Which goes to show how hopeless I am at things like that). And it's makes me feel, I guess. No other show's theme song does that for me - possibly because most of the other are rather jaunty (even M*A*S*H's is, if you ignore the lyrics: na, na, na, happy song, ignoring suicidal lyrics, na, na, na, not the least bit depressing, tra la la)

Also, regarding 'He Shall from Time to Time': Jed/Leo is love. So much love.
ink_splotch: (fighting the good fight [law])
Hello, and thank you for your patience during the hiatus. We now return you to your regularly scheduled 4th season.

Oh, and for reasons unknown to even the author, this is done in titles; however, you will not notice a single LJ cut.

Various and assorted asides pertaining to my vacation, fandom and politics

Notes regarding politics (and a diverse range of one franchise)

Bear in mind that these were written by a girl zonked out on painkillers, gatorade and quite possibly too little sleep. Also, that I am quite possibly the least objective person in the known universe. And my family isn't a tch better.

I hate that people seem to regard being Liberal as a bad, bad thing. Because, would we actually go anywhere if the whole world were Conservative?

I don't understand why people prefer Edwards. I love Kerry, from the few interveiws and clips I saw while over there (in between the terrifying amount of Law and Order I watched while ill; as it happens, everyone on SVU is either attractive, terrifyingly awesome or both, but on CI the protagonist (who's name I forget because well, painkillers) is the most irritating, arrogant, pissannoying man known to the world. And to top it off he's ugly too. But SVU? Marvellous show. They should show it here. At other times than 4 am or whenever)...errr, point, point? Right, Kerry. I like Kerry. I find him intelligent, committed, rather dry and sweet. Edwards speaking gives me the jeebies. He's nice-looking, nice-sounding and I like his stance on various issues, but when asked he evades answering and sounds just a little too smooth sometimes. Though he is cute.

Bush is annoying, asshat-ish and a complete prat in all other ways as well, but his ending at the debate, when he talked about his family? Made him seem more real, more sympathetic than anything else I've seen him do, ever. None-the-less, he's an idiot and needs to stop harping on education when he underfunded the NCLB-act. And no, wanting more money for schools doesn't make you screamingly liberal. Moron.

The comment about Kerry-voters being queers, communists and terrorists (what's the name of the guy who made that comment?), while very amusing, obviously comes from someone listening to the Jerry Falwell school of McCarthyism for the 21st century. At least it makes Republicans look rather bad.

Which, by the way, was another thing I was going to note: 'How to talk to liberals if you must' (Ann Coulter) is possibly the most idiotic thing I've heard of. I'm wildly, passionately liberal, but I still realize that Republicans aren't all the anti-Christ (They cannot all be Rupert Murdoch, after all) and I don't mind talking with them. Hell, some of my best friends are Republican! (Ed note: Not really true, but my gran is married to one, and Meredith is dating one. So maybe by proxy).

Random Encounters

I got into a friendly arguement with a cab driver, who said the gap between my teeth was sexy, over the politics of George Bush. He was totally sweet, took half of the fee off when he heard I was a student, offered me a free cab ride if I ever came back to Washington, very corteous. And no, he wasn't trying to put moves on me; he was much older than me and wearing a wedding ring.

On the train down to Va. I talked to this kid, my age, who talked some serious shit and then got into a conversation with a man about principles, that ended with him telling me that we are in end times. It was all fun and rather good opportunity to people-study, but I don't think I'll be taking Amtrak anymore. Because the last half hour where the kid kept propostioning me was way strange.

Why Disney is Still the Coolest Thing Ever

Because their new ride, 'Mickey's PhilharMagic'almost made me cry. It's one of their 3D gimmicks, involving various Disney songs, including songs from The Little Mermaid, Aladin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Fantasia. I don't know why, it just made me think about the movies, and when I was younger, and England and just sigh.

Disney also rocks because they sold me my adorable Kermit the Frog doll (Be afraid Sofie, be very afraid).

Why I Suck

I didn't tell Meredith about Freya or my sexuality, despite having multiple chances to do so. Yeah. Instead I regaled her with tales of my ongoing Alan Alda thing which she (strangely) supported. My weirdness is starting to spread.

Fun in Small Town, USA

There was a Seafood Fest while I was in town. In our small, vair, vair conservative town. I lent Meredith my Kerry/Edwards pin, wore my own Friends don't let Friend Vote Republican one, and then we went to the fest, headed straight for the Kerry/Edwards booth, donated two dollars each and received stickers and more pins.

I may have just been imagining the look of outrage on peoples faces. Probably not though.

Why You Should Go See 'Shall We Dance'

It has Susan Saradon and Richard Gere. This alone should make you want to see it. However, if it doesn't? The storyline is decent, the romance and, somehow, honesty of the relationship, coupled with the dancing makes for a good, romantic, sweet time. Plus it's established relationship-bringing-back-the-happy-we-still-love-each-other kind of sweet movie that I adore. Too many people make movies about young people falling in love, or older people falling out of love.

Also, cute gay subplot ahoy!

Why the New York Times Rocks More than You

Because, while commenting on the vortex that is the current West Wing, they slipped in this offhand comment: will the love between Leo and the president ever be consummated?

It's official and everything! Hee! (This made me crave West Wing, of which I watched some of the older (s1) episodes while in America, so I put on ItSoTGM. So much adoration and love and dear God, why isnt this reality?)
Complete Article

Why I Should Possibly Consider English as a Major

Had a minor fit in Planet Hollywood when [1]They didn't bother to capitalize Indiana Jones on the big screen and [2] I realized that the menu said Planet Hollywoods Famous Fajitas. Seeing that missing apostrophe? See it?

My dad then went on to completely mispronounce fajta and quesadilla.

Random Endnotes and Recs

My girlfriend is an exquiste, intelligent, amazing, snarky, wonderful, adorable person, and I don't tell her that enough.

You all rock. Just so's you know.

There is not enough Trapper/Hawkeye in this world, and now there is even less since Anne Marsh is down again. *sniffles* This is very cruel, and therefore all of you should rec me stuff.

Tonight I am going to a birthday for someone I don't particularly like. I am mostly doing it because it's an opportunity to excersize my willpower. Also because I couldn't think up a good excuse fast enough.

I have way, way too many books, in-so-far that I've had to put all my new ones (all 15 of them) in my suitcase because there is *no* room anywhere else. However, I won't stop buying them anytime soon.

I am the owner of a fedora. Joy!!

The Red Sox beat the Yankees and there was much rejoicing.

And there was much rejoicing.

And then there was even more rejoicing, because, hey, the Red Sox beat the Yankees.

Reccage (which sound like wreckage when pronounced. Coincidence? I think not!)

Sherlock Holmes:

This isn't a completely new fandom for me (it's quite possibly The Oldest Fandom in exsistence); boredom drew me in this summer. However, it has now appeared on [ profile] crack_van and there was much rejoicing.

My first rec has lovely Holmes/Watson slash, wonderful characterization and what might just be the best written femslash sex scene. It's so sweet, descriptive, wonderfully hot and it just feels *right* because it perfectly describes the sensations.

It also has romance, intrigue, plot, Victorian history and perhaps best of all - it has Oscar Wilde.

An Ideal Husband by Irene Adler

My second to put this? It has Holmes disguising himself from Watson as a way of amusing himself during a slow period. But it's much more complex than that because Watson knows. And it's excellent. And sexy. Dear God, it's sexy.

The Maiden Voyage of the Tiresias

The Sentinel:

I've always largely ignored The Sentinel - it's a difficult fandom to access from here, having no DVD's, the show is never shown on Danish televsison and it's undownloadable. However, yesterday I had a craving for slash (well, you try to cope with only 3 fics, see how you do) and The Sentinel was there.

And now I'm sucked in.

The first story is just hot. Possibly hott. But don't just take my word for it, go here to see what various other people have said (my personal favorite is [ profile] gothphyle's comment: -- Asbestos underwear couldn't survive the melting inferno that is "Out of Whack".

Out of Whack truly is hot, but it's also sweet, adorable and awkward.

This story amuses me, but it's also very down-to-earth and sweet in it's innocence(ish). It has adorable, lovable characters, humour and sweetness. Go read.


Okay, I am done. I think. Though all of you should go download 'Hurricane Eye' by Paul Simon and 'Something so Right' same guy. They're both just amazing.

I really am done. Swear.
ink_splotch: (Pricon)
Hi everybody!

I am back! In case you hadn't noticed. I'm not sure this post is going be coherent, so I'll put all the 'general interest' stuff up top, so you can skip on your way as fast as possible ;-)


Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully Freya is coming over during Christmas hols. Of course, this relies on both our parental sets giving their permission, which is like snow in April, but two years ago, we had snow in April, so I'm staying optimistic. * Cautious megasquee* I miss her so much.

Maybe, next Autumn break, Dad is taking the boys and I to go to USA for his 25 or 30th Highschool Reunion. Why am I unreasonably excited about this? Consider the fact that I will be going in the middle of October 2004 to Maryland. About 15 minutes from Washington DC. Uh-huh *nods* Election year, with election half a month away. *squees in delight* I would be one happy geek if this happens.

According to gossip central, aka Grayson, Blake has a boyfriend. But he won't tell anyone who this mystery guy is. Grayson thinks it's "the cute curly haired one who's always hanging around Blake, you know, from your Spanish class?" Mwahahaha! Am great. Also, am gossipy as hell. Hm.

I was so tired in chem today, you wouldn't believe it. Luckily it was pretty simple, but I think I may have embaressed myself a touch. Hm. Well, at least David managed to explain it to me so it made sense, despite Mathias, who insisted on saying, David, come here. No, come help me! Daviiiiid. Because Mathias is five sometimes. But still cute. And funny as crap. And have to go to school at 8.00 tomorrow, instead of 9.45 as usual. Damn school. *moans* My bike also had a flat today, so I have to take the train and then figure out buses after school so I can get to work. I am doing this solely because if I don't, I won't have money for Christimas pressies and that would be of the bad. The sacrifices I make ;-)


I watched Manchester p.2 today, after not being able to find time for it in the past week. Damn. That is a good episode. I am not hating season 3 near as much as I suspected I would, from what other people said. I mean, it's no season 1, but still. I like it. And the last scene? I love the way you can just see Sam's smile even though he's slightly fuzzy and I LOVE the scene with Sam and Josh smiling at each other as they follow their president out to the scene, and Sam's hand just coming up to rest on Josh's arm or back. Ah, the good old days when hints like that were all I craved. I liked the fact that President Bartlet apoligised. That whole scene-part was good. And Abbey and Jed in the car? Beautiful. They are still the coolest straight couple on TV.

I can't believe it never occured to be that, duh, of course Jed is named after the New Hampshire delegate at the Second Continental Congress. It didn't occur to me, before I printed out my copy a week ago. And then, two days later, he mentiones it himself, when I watch 'What Kind of Day Has it Been?' Which is also a beautiful, beautiful episode.

My favorite episode still has to be either Pilot, In Excelsis Deo or Crackpots and These Women. Those episodes are just *ahh*

However, I don't really like the way season 5 sounds. Sure, both season 2,3 and 4 had their dark spots, but season 5 sound like the whole administration, or at least staff are falling apart. It makes me sad, because I need Abby and Jed together, I need everyone to be sane. They're supposed to be there to comfort me that the world is not going to hell on a trisket, damn it. *pouts* Maybe Ann was right, stop after season 4, because and I quote "One Republican leading the country at a time is enough, thank you." Also, no Sam. Aw, who am I kidding? I'll watch it. You know I will.

American Skin (41 shots) by Springsteen is near religious. I kid you not.
ink_splotch: (one soul in two bodies [adeste fideles])
It always amazes me that there's little Westlife slash out there. C'mon! They're begging to be slashed.

In fact, almost everyone in brit/irish pop are begging to be slashed. Hm.

Anyway. I'm so tired. I was really tired yesterday too, but then I found out that Dr2 was showing The West Wing and after that a program about the Real West Wing. What PoliSci geek could say no? I had decided that I was only going to watch WW and then tape the special, but I ended up staying up with my dad, playing Guess the Politician (I bested him by one, because I recognized Henry Kissinger by voice alone.) Ah. It's a good thing I stayed up too, because our vcr spazzed and didn't tape any of it. Anyway, it reminded me of this little paper/list I wrote in the US, during a History class, learning about Roe vs. wade and the Supreme Court.

List of Chris' ambitions in Politics:

To be inside the Supreme Court during a landmark case. (Think Lawrence vs. Texas, or Roe vs.Wade)

To be inside the Oval Office with a sitting Predsident

To meet and talk with President Clinton

So the last one doesn't really count as an ambition, but I would love to hear him speak live. He was on the show last night and just, gah. (Not in the pervy way, but in the can-we-please-have-him-replace-Bush-pleasepleaseplease way) Seriously, I am a terrible Clinton fangirl. And a Clinton admin. fangirl, and I wasn't even old enough to understand half the things that were going on when he's was President, but I have all these memories of watching him on the news in England. In fact, my first memory of watching the news in England was watching his Inauguration. Yes, I realize he made a ton of mistakes, and yes, I know it would be more normal and respectable to say my favorite President was Teddy or FD Roosevelt, Kennedy or even Lyndon Johnson. But no, Clinton all the way.

I had a point, but it turned into fangirl babble. *sigh* I miss Clinton. I even miss watching my Dad sit and argue with the TV whenever Conservatives came on critizing Clinton.

It's a combo of US and Va. History, Clinton trivia, courtesy of my father and cousins and The West Wing that makes me want to study Social and Political Science. Speaking of, I really need to look into those equivilency tests if i want any chance at getting into Cambridge. I really, really, really want to go. I'm even considering taking Chem and Math at A level if it'll help my chances. I've looked into it, and no Danish uni offers anything close, so it's basically England or Law. Which won't suck, but a degree from Cambridge, or any English school is a lot more useful than one from Copenhagen University.

Theres a student protest/strike Wednesday (Cutting money from schools, bla-de-bla, omigod they're trying to take our school trip. And the parties!), and I can't figure out if I want to go. Basically the whole school is backing it, but I just keep remembering all those things my friends said about last years protest rally, about it just being a goood excuse to miss school and meet all ones friends from other schools. I don't want to be a part of that, I want to be a part of something I can support and something people are taking seriously. I sort of got bitched out in class today for saying I needed more time to decide.Luckily a few people supported me and said it was ok. I thought I'd get totally ignored for the rest of the day, but I didn't.

But now I'm really, really tired. I think I need to go to bed...

Hm, I should call Freya soon. Yay!

(Sidebar: Jed Bartlett and Leo McGarry? Such an old married couple. And quite right, Karl Rover, the Chief of Staff should be the closest person to the President. I completely agree. *giggle*)

(Sidebar the second: Preben Christensen is cute. That is extremely disturbing)

(Sidebar the third: I need to find some Niel Gaiman. I see library in my near future.)


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