silversolitaire: (Eleven)
Dunno if you guys have caught this video yet: Weezer: Pork and Beans.

Since I'm a geek, I recognized most of the references, so I figured I might as well list them here. Ehem:

00:15 One Man Band
00:19 Dramatic Look
00:23 Afro Ninja
00:31 Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment
00:38 Guy catches glasses with his face
00:38 G.I. Joe PSA
00:48 T-Shirt World Record
00:59 Chris Crocker: LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!
01:04 All your Base
01:11 Miss South Carolina
01:16 Numa Numa Guy
01:24 Crank That Soldier Boy
01:27 Evolution of Dance
01:30 Tay Zonday: Chocolate Rain
01:39 K-Fed does PopoZão
01:48 Daft Hands
01:52 Daft Bodies
02:06 Best Sex Ever!!
02:09 Ask a Ninja
02:29 Kelly wants shoes
02:37 Sneezing Panda
02:37 Dancing Donald Duck
02:37 Ryan vs. Dorkman
02:43 Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
02:54 Will it blend?
02:56 Charlie the Unicorn

Did I miss anything?
silversolitaire: (silly)
To all you dieting folks out there!

Dear Carbs,

I miss you so much. It's only been a week but I just can't get you out of my mind. Fruits and vegetables are boring. Who wants to eat a parsnip? Nobody. Mashed potatoes, biscuits, lasagne (sp?)! Mmmm. Oh man, I've got to stop thinking about you. I'll go crazy!!! I promise I'll be back after my high school reunion.

Yours,
Bob

P.S.: I love you!




Dear Fruits,

It's killing me that I have to eat five servings of you every day. Pears are so gross. Stupid guys who made that food pyramid. I bet they think they're so smart. I'd like to shove a pear up their butts. Now I know why there's Starburst and Jew Jew Bees (sp?). It's because you're not good enough the way you are. I wish Frankenberry cereal was considered a fruit. Then at least I'd have a puzzle or a maze to complete while I ate you.

Whatever,
Bob




Dear Vegetables,

Now I know why braindead people are named after you and not rocks. At least rocks don't taste like DESPAIR. You know why broccoli is shaped like a cartoon fart? Because it smells like something that came out of Andy Capp's ass. Yeah, take a look at yourself, you poor excuse of a nourishment. Look at an onion. It makes you cry. And then you have to put something else into your mouth so your wife won't run away screaming! Stupid! Wheat grass? Feet grass! FUCK YOU!!!!

Bob


From here. Although the rest isn't really that funny. I just felt like quoting this bit because I can totally relate. Well, I do like vegetables, and onions too, but broccoli is gross and sometimes veggies really do taste a bit like despair... *g*
silversolitaire: (hehehe)
Famous photos, reenacted by Lego minifigs.

And this:



It makes me laugh tears, seriously. Animal/Beaker = OTP, seriously!
silversolitaire: (silly)
[livejournal.com profile] tragical_mirth posted this yesterday and it cracked me up so hard that I just need to post it in my own LJ to keep:



Here, I've transcribed it. Just because! *g*

transcription )

But wait! There's actually two more and they're more awesome and more exciting than pouring gasoline over your head and setting it on fire while running naked through a convent!

Check it out! XD )

If you spot any mistakes I've made in the transcript, let me know!
silversolitaire: (emo-batman)
This one is very informative. It tells you that in fact the internet is for porn. No discussion. It's SFW if bits of naked skin are okay.



And this one... Just watch it. Trying to explain it will just take the surprise out of it.

silversolitaire: (LOL)
This is something I'd love to have for the lid of my laptop! :D

This is just too cool for words! The real Kwik-E-Mart! I'm just ridiculously excited looking at all this and I wish I could stroll through the aisles... Buzz Cola and Krusty O's! How cool is that???

In a slightly similar vein, The Simpsons go WoW! Well, technically, it's not WoW but it just all rings so true! *g* Tom and I have decided that this must be a fantastic MMORPG since apparently there are no noobs in this game! Even people like Burns know how to do the basic things and are fairly civil about it!

And last, but not least... Have you ever wondering about the dancing in WoW? Well, wonder no more! This neat little clip shows most of the available dance styles and compares them to their real life example. I knew most of them, but I had no idea that the male blood elves do the Napoleon Dynamite dance! And wtf are those Bollywood people? Hahaha... hilarious!
silversolitaire: (hehehe)
I've first seen this imagine in the [livejournal.com profile] randompictures community and thought it was some stupid manip, so I didn't really give it much further thought. Also, the moron who posted it first had disallowed comments which kinda makes me ignore a post per default since that just seems annoyingly spammy.

Anyway, now I've actually found some decent information about this and it just makes me laugh! Hahaha. Check this out. Turns out the guys from that show just ran some quick Google image search and didn't really check what they were putting on the air... hahhaha.

And as a bonus, check out the comment thread below on that page. That's even funnier than the whole issue. "Then it is settled. Mark sucks." Hahaha...
silversolitaire: (Eleven)
That survey just came around on the holmes-slash Yahoo-group and I figured I give it a go. I don't really participate on the list so I didn't bother to post there, but I figured it'd be nice for any fandom! So, here goes! :D

What are you working on now?
Two fics. "Re-Possession", a House/Wilson fic I started in January but then abandoned briefly when the urge to write a Torchwood fic became to great and was stifling my writing speed. So kribbanKris "allowed" me to put in a Jack/Ianto fic in between... hehe. So I'm actually working on "When in Rome" now which is close to completion. After that I'll probably pick up "Re-Possession" again, even though I already got bunnied for another Jack/Ianto fic LOL.

"Re-Possession" is about House and Wilson ending up in a haunted house together. In "When in Rome" Ianto gets sucked into a portal and ends up at a strange planet where he's to be sold as a slave unless Jack bails him out. Lame, I know, but it's really not as bad as it sounds! The idea was actually a little ironic because Kris and I were chatting and I said that's the beauty of Torchwood, that you can pull out all those Star Trek and Star Wars clichés again and so we were wondering what could be the silliest alien cliché fic I could write. And here goes. Haha...

What do you think is your greatest strength as a writer? Weakness?
Hmmm... I think I have an inherent talent for writing. It's a bit hard to describe, but I just have a natural feeling for narrative, how to set up a scene, how to make it work out. I can't really explain it, but most of the time I'm surprised by my own writing and I have no idea how I did that. I think I'm especially good at writing lively descriptions of settings (even though I hardly ever do that in fics) and writing good in-character dialogues. I can be rather witty at times.

Conversely, I tend to write too much sometimes. I think I often get lost in details and just describe too much. I admire people who manage to be concise and to the point. I also don't think I'm very artsy which I regret. I'm more of an entertainment writer, the kind who churns out the paperback novels that people buy for a dime, read and forget. I wish it wasn't so... but what can I do. Oh, and I'm way too lazy. I usually have to force myself to write.

Where do you get your inspiration? (music, Canon, etc)
All over the place. Sometimes it's a song, a scene I've witnessed, a random idea that came to my head. Rarely, it's canon actually! I'm not the type to write tie-ins and episode fics and stuff. Most ideas lately stem from chats with Kris, wondering about the characters, their motivations, what they'd do in certain situations... And that's how ideas are born. And then they usually turn into Behemoths of 40 pages D:.

What's your favorite of all the things you've written?
Man, I hate that question. That's like asking which one of my babies is my favorite. You could say I might have stories that are less favorite than others, but in general I really like them all or else I wouldn't have written them. I always feel that the short ones I've written ended up a little poorer, but I don't know. I'm still rather proud of "My Favorite Year" because I think the language is beautiful and I just love that last line. "Altruism" is always a runner-up because it's something I've never done before and I loved that. But all in all... I love them all.

What do you do when you have writer's block?
Despair? LOL

LOL, seriously, I hate it when that happens and I have no remedy for it. I can just wait till it passes. Sometimes chatting with people helps. Usually it's Kris. We then talk the scene over and I hope that inspiration springs from it. But thing it, usually I get blocked for the weirdest reasons. Even when I know exactly what I'm going to write. Then I just can't bring myself to start writing and I just stare at the blank page for hours. Or I start dicking around online, procrastinating, watching vids on YouTube, play Solitaire... stuff like that. Terrible, terrible thing to happen.

What do you love most about writing [insert pairing here]?
Hmm... Let's see. With House/Wilson it's the dynamics of their relationship. I like it that they're friends and peers. They're equals. They both have issues and they know each other well enough to deal with them. I like each of them individually as a character, too, so that makes it all the easier to combine. I like it how they seem so very much married, even on the show. I like the familiarity about them. Things like that. Kinda hard to describe, really. I like the battle of wits I can have between them, the way they tease each other and then support each other again next time. I also like the issues between them that seem to compliment each other. Like... House being emotionally reserved, bitter, grumpy... Wilson on the other hand being caring, outgoing, friendly... needy of neediness. So yeah. Not a very good answer, but the best I can come up with right now.

With Jack/Ianto it's... hmmm... I guess a deep attraction to both characters. There are a lot of things I like about Jack as a character. Like I said to Kris last night, "He has a big heart and an even bigger bed". Hehehe... So I just like writing him. And Ianto I like too. And they have enough chemistry between each other to make fics work. I guess I can't really come up with a better answer right now. I still need to get used to the pairing in general.

Do you have "fear of posting"? How long does it take you to publicly post your writing once it's complete?
No, I don't. At all. To me this is the ultimate goal I'm driven towards. I know it's a really lame thing to say, but it's true. I mean, I'm obviously writing fanfiction to share. Otherwise I probably wouldn't bother. So yeah, as soon as my fic is done I can't wait to post it. It's also good to give me this sense of closure or else I'll continue to dick around with it till Kingdom Come.

How do you feel about feedback?
I love it. I need it. I want it. I mean of course we all say we're not writing for the feedback, but for ourselves yadda-yadda-yadda, but IMO that's only partly true. We may not write for feedback, but we certainly post it. So, when I post a fic I kinda want to get some feedback at least to see that my time and effort wasn't wasted. I don't think that's too much asked. It's like... "careware". When you read a fic you like, let the author know so he or she feels got about it. Also, I like knowing what people have enjoyed about a particular fic. It gives me an idea of what works, what doesn't. And I especially like it when it's things I've took special care in.

I realize this makes me sound really self-absorbed and all... but it's true.
silversolitaire: (banana)
Okay, technically the birthday was yesterday, but I had no idea the rendering would take so long. But it's still January 15th in the US and on YouTube where I've uploaded the video, so all is fine, hehe.

Anyway, I've made another one of those Terry & Rex movies, and this time I've added music and sound! So naturally I had to upload it to YouTube (which make me feel a bit weird since admittedly, most people who are watching this account are probably waiting for the next awesome House/Wilson video which probably isn't going to happen since that was a one-shot stroke of genius...). That has the downside that it looks REALLY sucky now! >.< But I don't know how to fix it. Anyway, if you just want to check it out, look:



This little animation probably doesn't make sense to anyone but Leo and me, but still... LOL. Leo happens to reeeeeally like dinosaurs ("But they're awesome!") and so I've taken on the habit of creating little dinosaur-related animations for fun. Jurassic Park is often the subject of our disputes since I'm not really that fond of these movies and like to mock them. *g* This animation is me poking fun at the neeeeeverending opening theme of Jurassic Park.

For Leo, here's the direct link so you can grab the embed link or whatever for your LJ to show it around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGXeBj3g9ws ^^

If you want to look at the video in its full glory, download the large copy (which is surprisingly small O.o) here.
silversolitaire: (banana)
Something I found on YouTube today and that I found rather amusing, but also a startingly accurate portrayal and assessment of modern day culture and politics.

The Word: Nazis

I don't know if you've seen the President's latest approval ratings. I'm happy to report that they're at 37%. That is two percents down from the same poll a week earlier. This is great news. Why? The answer is tonight's Word: Nazis.

Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the famous 1936 German referendum where, weeks after invading the Rhineland, Adolf Hitler received a staggering 99% approval rating. 99% thought he was on the right track (1% thought he was a great painter). And today there is one thing that everyone, Democrat or Republican, Left or Right agrees about: There is no one worse than Hitler (not even Hitler). And, with his approval ratings as a new low, President Bush is just proving, once and for all, that he's the president least like Hitler (the Unfuhrer).

Let's compare Bush to another president, not on the approval scale, but on the Hitler Scale (more accurate than the Mussolini Meter). Now, with an approval rating of 99% on the Hitler Scale, Hitler himself scores one full Hitler. John F. Kennedy had an approval rating of 63%. Pretty good, for a Nazi. He scores 2/3 of a Hitler. But in these recent polls, President Bush barely scores 1/3 of a Hitler! You don't get any more less Hitler than that (great slogan for mid-term elections). And, folks, it takes courage to be this little like Hitler. It takes a real leader to continue policies that the vast majority of Americans clearly want to stop.



So, the President's gonna keep going his job: invading countries preemptively, maintaining secret programs to monitor citizens and ignoring any attempt Congress may make to curtail his executive powers. And America, you've gotta keep doing your job: disapproving of what the president does. Not only will this prove he's not Hitler, it'll prove we're not Nazis.

And that's the Word.

From "The Colbert Report" from April 6th 2006
silversolitaire: (hehehe)
I don't know when was the last time that I was watching something and started giggling madly halfway through it! Go watch it NOW!!!

silversolitaire: (neener-neener-neener)
Just found that on YouTube and it amuses me XD.

Go watch it!
silversolitaire: (hehehe)
Hehehehe, I made another vid! Dude, I really need to stop vidding and do useful stuff! But I read this idea and just had to do it!

I'm Super! (Thanks for Asking)

It's House/Wilson of course, but in a really silly way. I did a lot of manipulative editing in it. I think it looks pretty good, but the fact that I'm a total n00b probably accounted for the insane amount of time I had to put into creating them. I bet there are tons of supereasy ways to do all this if you just know how to use the software. But if there's one thing I know how to do then it's using software creatively. So I cut the parts I wanted to edit out, then imported them to ImageReady, manipulated them (frame by frame, groooooooan) and then rendered them into a .mov and reinserted them. x_x Lots of work, but looking good, eh? *proud*

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