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[sticky post] Jul. 24th, 2016

I missed my LJ anniversary yesterday!

15 years, dears. 5 years at chibicelchan and almost 10 here.

NEXT YEAR

I WILL HAVE SPENT

HALF OF MY LIFE

ON LIVEJOURNAL


WOW.

Life and Times of Tim tho~~

Last week, when you were outta town on that thing... I sold all ya Bibles, on eBay... and I used the money ta buy COKE! 
I had a successful geek moment. I was reading the novelization of Relics, and in it, one of the characters in 2294 was talking about how he never wanted to be on a Constitution-Class starship like his friends.

And I'm like... they didn't still use Constitution-class ships in 2294. There's no way.

So I pop over to Memory Alpha and BAM, I'm right! 2250s-2270s. And the weird possible refit from the 2270s or 80s a la the new ent from TMP. (And MAYBE the enterprise-A, I don't know)

So I GUESS maybe the guy is in his 40s or something and wanted to be on a constitution class ship as a kid. But I DON'T KNOW. The way it was worded... eeeennnh.

Other stuff in the book is great, at the beginning Scotty is literally reading a book called "The Laws of Physics". LOL GET IT.


I guess the long and short of it is that if you're actually knowledgeable about Trek, reading shit is fun. 

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Chekov was barely in any of the promos. Chekov's poster was one of the last ones to come out.

Me, joking to my dad: "They're gonna kill him off, just watch. To show how dire the situation is, they're gonna kill Chekov."

Anton Yelchin died today.

FUCK!

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I made all my old entries private, just because I was too lazy to go through one by one and individually mess with each and every of the thousands of entries. Ehhhhhhh laziness.

IF there was an older entry that I made private and you want to see it, lemme know! <3 
"Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different, they're dangerously incoherent. They're not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies. He is not just unprepared, he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility"
Survey:

"From which company would you buy a self-driving car?"

My answer:

"Knight Industries."


Only Richard Basehart can make my dreams come true. ;o;

A curious reverie

Dammit, I had such a lovely dream about VTTBOTS that I don't know how I will document it without losing some of the awesomeness... but document it I must.

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Anyhoo. I strongly strongly doubt that I'll ever write this as a proper fic because the terminology alone would end it right there. But I'm really pleased that at least in my subconscious, everyone stays mostly in character! That's never happened before.

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THAT's what I forgot!

I missed my 14th LJ anniversary! I began my old account on July 23, 2001, this one in late 2006. Of course I consider July 23 to be the big anniversary date because all I did was switch accounts.

Fewer people are using LJ than were last year (er... probably) and a lot of days I can't even remember to post. But LJ is still my home and I'll stay here until they kick me out. <3

"Frank the goat appreciates your call."

Puffball Mushroom

My dad wanted to go out and take a picture of a strange plant in the yard. He brought in his camera and showed it to me, exclaiming, "That's no moon!"

IT SURE LOOKED LIKE THE MOON. A huge round, white thing that looks like a golfball.

"What is it?!? Are you sure it's not a bug's nest?! What IS it?!?!?"

"A puffball."

Googled it. Sure enough, it's a Puffball Mushroom. They can grow to immense size and are highly prized by mushroom... enthusiasts. Who knows how we got one growing in our yard.

MASHOOM

Jul. 9th, 2015

ONE good thing about this year is that I've been experimenting a little more with making different types of foods!

Just a few:


-FOOD-

*Weird crockpot bean stew. With 16 bean soup mix, beef stew flavoring, carrots, celery and fake meat (the Chinese "vegetarian duck" stuff in the blue cans). This one was super good.

*Weird crockpot soup WITHOUT beans. Just carrots, celery, tomatoes, beef stew flavoring and something else. If I was smart, I would have added potatoes, but I didn't. I added way too many tomatoes and it was pretty bland. So I didn't finish it.

*Pasta with alfredo sauce mixed with tomatoes. Usually it's either/or. Alfredo OR tomatoes on pasta. Na. Mix 'em both.

*Macaroni and cheese with tomatoes mixed in. Same basic idea as above.

-Veggie burgers with salad mix on top. Like even the salad mix with carrots, bitter greens, whatever. It's an easy way to add vegetables.


-DESSERT DRINKIES-

*Iced coffee with ice cream. The more stuff in the ice cream (cookie bits, chocolate bits, peanut butter, caramel), the better. It all melts together into a really delicious cold Starbucks-like creamy delight.

*Peach lassi! Peaches, plain yogurt, lemon juice, a tiny bit of sugar (which is totally optional). Blend it all up. SO DELICIOUS.

*Cookies and cream yogurt smoothie. Just dump a cookie, some yogurt (even plain!) and a little chocolate syrup in, blend it up. The yogurt makes it not so overpoweringly sweet  and it's really really nice.

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So, the doctor put me on both clonazepam AND lithium. As a result, I'm calmer. I can already see a big difference between how I feel the last few days, and the way I felt up to now. It's no miracle, but it is a big improvement. 
So, it's pretty much canon that Dr. Smith and the Robot grow old together on... whatever planet they happen to be occupying. Well, here's the visual proof:

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YESSS. I'm not crying, I'm leaking.

So, let's see. Smith was born in 1945, they left in 1997, making him 52. He looks to be 80 something here. So... 2027 or so? DON'T RAIN ON MY HEADCANON. They spend their sunset years bickering, mooching off the Robinson kids (who are now in their 40s) and watching the two moons in the sky like Luke Skywalker. :D


Isn't it funny how I obsess over characters' fates so much more now than I used to? I never cared to speculate on what happened to M*A*S*H characters because it was too depressing. Same with PR. I guess I realized somewhere along the way that headcanon is a wonderful thing, and keeps you from sitting up all night crying over an injustice done to your fave. Like sane, regular people do.


Also, today Angela Cartwright, LITTLE PENNY, became a grandmother. ;_;

DEARY ME MY HEART

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UM, okay, 1967 Jonathan Harris, this is not fair of you, okay. It's really not fair of you to be THIS hot, but to keep it a big freaking secret except for like, a few scenes in a few episodes of season one. So then I'll be innocently scrolling along and come to this photo and DROP DEAD.

But, okay, mission accomplished, Celly's too-too solid ovaries have FUCKING MELTED now, thanks. Granted, I wasn't using them.
2013 was a remarkable year, it really was.

Well, that's enough reminiscing. If you'll excuse me, I'm off to go chug from Dr. Smith's still!


...No, I wish I was, because that would mean two very significant changes have taken place:

*Lost in Space is real

*I have booze!

Never mind, though. Happy 2014, folks! <3

RIP Cory Monteith

Glee gave its cast a LOT of bullshit to work through. Each actor tried their hardest to make it work, with varying degrees of success. But no one made as much of an impact as Cory Monteith. I'm even putting him above Colfer here.

There were countless times that Finn thrust a dagger into my feels, even despite him being like the douchiest character ever. Or perhaps BECAUSE he was the douchiest character ever. Because Monteith made you believe that he was. That's hard to do, isn't it? Playing a character that is unlikable? A character that makes horrendous decisions and yet believes in himself wholeheartedly? Cory Monteith never faltered. He never took the easy route. He played Finn Hudson as the most flawed character on the show, and he made it into an art. And you loved Monteith every bit as much as you hated Finn.

I can only imagine the role that the crap behind the scenes of season 4 played in this tragedy. And I remember how I felt when he entered rehab, and I realized that he had played through so many episodes while struggling with addiction. But it never showed. EVER. None of us saw the pain, because it wasn't Finn's pain. It was Cory's, and thus couldn't be neatly wrapped up by the end of the episode with a lavish musical number.

The simple truth is that no matter how great or how putridly awful the Glee scripts were, he sold them like a motherfucker. And when he wasn't there, you felt a great, great disturbance in the force. Everything suffered. The show cannot and will not recover from this blow... nor should it even try.

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Yesterday's Enterprise

Guinan: Geordi... tell me about Tasha Yar.

Geordi: Not much to tell. I only knew her for about 6 episodes before she died. Oh... except this one time, we all got REALLY DRUNK. She borrowed Deanna's clothes so she could go seduce the robot. Man. Shit was WILD back then!

Guinan: ...

Geordi. But you don't have to take MY word for it.

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I know I've had the "it's scary how different I am when I'm off my meds" realization. I know I've had that same realization about 8,000 times since I went on them at 15 but I had it BIG TIME the other day.

I ran out of Celexa and waited 2 days to get it. For most of the first day, I thought I was fine. Until I burst into tears at night for a REALLY dumb reason which, sorry future self, you don't get to be privy to.

Then, my dad was like, "I knew it. You were acting so weird today."

"I WAS?! Like, how?!"

"You were trying too hard. And you had this look in your eyes like you were ready to snap any second."

"I DID?!"

News the fuck to me. I thought I was fine. Granted, I can't remember doing one single thing except playing Animal Crossing, but.

"Does this happen a lot?" I asked.

"Only when you don't have your medication."

"You can tell every time?!"

"It's quite easy to spot."

The machine doesn't know it's broken. Yes. That applies to me, too. Especially the machine part. Sexy sexy machines...


I miss TF so much. I bought a Shockwave action figure today at Walgreens. And then I saw someone on the interwebs had an autographed Shockwave trading card, signed by Corey Burton. But I only cried for 20 minutes! #spongebob

(I didn't really cry, though. I have my meds.)

And I'm happy to continue making my mental health/med posts public because if I help one random person 20 years from now, it's worth it. IT'S OKAY TO BE PROPERLY MEDICATED AND FUCK SHAME/STIGMA.

Fandom Misconceptions!

As perusers of the internet, we often find ourselves taking part in (or at least taking a look at) various fandoms. Sometimes, we end up making assumptions about other peoples' fandoms (friends, family) before we see them, and then we're shocked to find out that the actual material isn't quite what the fandom seems to think it is. :D

Here, TOTES FOR THE LULZ, OKAY, LET'S NOT WANK, are some fandom-fueled misconceptions that sometimes, an outsider can't help but form (I'll also include some of my own fandoms to show that it's all in good fun):

*Supernatural is about two gay brothers running from a typical WB/CW small town that can't understand their love. :( Also, there are endless beatings from abusive parents and one or the other of them is a cutter. Whichever one isn't the cutter is the drunk. JESUS THEY'RE SO FLAWED. SO BEAUTIFUL, AND FLAWED. And the show has no women because all women are whores. And I don't know why people keep saying there are demons. THE DEMONS ARE THE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T UNDERSTAND TWO SOULS MEANT TO BE.

*Harry Potter is a book/movie series about these two guys, Severus Snape and Draco Malfoy. I'm not sure why they call it Harry Potter. Maybe it's symbolic for something. Mostly, it's about deep, tragic longing and sex. And someone's a bitch.

*Lord of the Rings is a book/movie series about these two guys, Aragorn and Legolas. I'm not sure why they call it Lord of the Rings, except that they also have a tragic love which can never be. So they probably will never have wedding rings. Which means the title is also symbolic. Also, sex sex sex sex sex.

*Sentai (all of them) is so sophisticated and deep that they have to dumb it down to mush for idiot American audiences to grasp. Everything you wish Power Rangers had, Sentai has in abundance. It laughs at you for being such a corn-fed buffoon that you'll settle for such tripe here in America. There are never disappointing endings in Sentai like there are in the stupid American version. Also, each character has so much development you feel like they're real living people. Better music, better effects, better writing, better everything. Japanese seven year old boys have taste. What do you have?

*Power Rangers (MMPR) is a soap opera centering around Tommy and these two girls who want to get in his pants and fight constantly. One or the other of them is a dirty whore, that much is certain. Also, it really needs to come out on DVD/Blu-ray because half the icons are from screenshots that someone directly ripped from a homemade VHS recorded in 1996.

*Power Rangers in Space is Star Trek. None of the screenshots I've seen have convinced me otherwise. It serves no purpose except as a basis of comparison/source of ripped off ideas for future series.

*Power Rangers Time force is the darkest and best overall children's series ever. I don't even need to tell you that it's about these two guys who argue all the time and then have sex. It is frequently compared to PRiS.

*Power Rangers SPD is also the darkest and best overall children's (or adult's) series ever. I don't even need to tell you that it's about these two guys who argue all the time and then have sex. Also, there's a catgirl. It is frequently compared to PRiS.

*Power Rangers RPM is The Road Warrior. None of the screenshots I've seen have convinced me otherwise. Also, it rips off Power Rangers in Space.

*Twilight is the greatest love story ever told.

-OR-

*Twilight is Satan's shit stained underdrawers. Satan has H1N1, by the way.

*Buffy is about these 90s kids predicting what will be popular in the 2000s, and being right.

*Angel is about the same thing, except with vampires.

*Firefly is about these people on a spaceship, fighting against an evil network that wants to quelch the greatest writing ever produced.

*Serenity is about stupid moviegoers who don't understand quality!

*Dollhouse is about these people who are... doing things... and there's an evil network that wants to quelch the greatest writing ever produced since Firefly. Also, one of the characters must be named "Petition".

*Drake and Josh has the same plot as Supernatural, except they're not real brothers, so it's easier. But still, no one accepts their love.

*Star Trek: TOS is a show about this married couple, Kirk and Spock, and the weird people they rent their house (spaceship, whatever) out to.

*Star Trek: TNG takes place entirely on the holodeck. Q is in every episode. Tasha Yar never died.

*Star Trek: DS9 is about these two guys, O'Brien and Bashir, and the love they try to hide. Also, CARDASSIANS ARE SO GODDAMN HOT FOR SOME REASON, especially the really evil ones.

*Star Trek: Voyager is about Seven of Nine's boobs. I used that joke before, but I think it's still valid.

*Star Trek: Enterprise is about T'Pol trying to be Seven of Nine. Also, it apparently only aired for like 2 episodes.

*Star Trek XI is about really hot new actors who are frequently in the public eye... for a change.

*Anime (all) is the greatest art medium ever created... but sadly, it serves no real purpose except as a basis of comparison for American cartoons, and a drawing teaching tool for millions of teenagers. Oh, I'm being needlessly cruel. It also inspires lots of people to learn how to sew absurd clothing and style their hair to stand straight up.

*American animation post 2003 (all) serves no purpose except to be positively compared to anime ("Finally! American cartoons are becoming more like anime!").

*American animation pre 2003 (all) serves no purpose except to be negatively compared to anime ("God! These crappy American cartoons are nothing like anime!"), or hipster nostalgia.

*The Dark Knight is about The Joker teaching 15 year olds to be fascinated by absurd makeup, razor blades, petty theft and mismatched clothing. As if they weren't already.

*Every other Batman movie, who cares, they didn't have Heath Ledger.

*Glee is a series of animated gifs featuring kids doing unintelligible things that commenters eat like candy.

*House isn't running out of ideas and resorting to gimmicky shock tactics! Really! This was all planned out from the beginning. All of it.

*Heroes is about this guy named Sylar who acts batshit and kills people... and women love that. None of the other characters have names or do anything. Again, I think the title is symbolic.

*How I Met Your Mother is about people born in the early-mid 90s pretending they have any idea who Neil Patrick Harris is, and that Harold and Kumar wasn't the first time they ever heard of him.

You Don't Hear Jack!

Anyone remember the 90s PC game series, You Don't Know Jack? Anyone remember the epic commercials that played inbetween rounds (or something, see, I barely even remember)?

BEHOLD: You Don't Hear Jack.





SO LAST TIME, WE MET OUR HERO, PLASTIC PAVEL CHEKOV, AS HE STRUGGLED TO ADAPT TO A WEIRD ASS NEW LIFE ON A STRANGE PLANET INHABITED WITH PENGUINS, FEMBOTS AND PICKACHEWS:

http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_startrek/318103.html

With the spirits of the new!Enterprise crew watching over him, he resigned himself to the fact that not only was he a plastic toy, but he was the only one of his kind. (Except for my Commander Data doll, but he's upstairs and I'm too lazy to look for him).

Little did he suspect... THE ADVENTURE WAS ONLY BEGINNING OR SOME BULLSHIT.

For all at once, he was no longer alone:

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