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While I'm writing, I am also going to do another music on my iPod meme! Sort of!

So, this time I'm going to tell you the first 10 songs that played that ALSO have a 5-star rating. A bit self-serving because I am trying to get all iPod music rated, to make it easier to purge music if I need room for audiobooks and podcasts.

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That was actually pretty damn representational of my musical tastes. Awesome.
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I always meant to do that meme where you list the top played songs on your MP3 player. But I never did (at least as far as I can remember) because not enough time had passed or whatever.

Well, today I am going to do it. Hurrah! With videos because then you can actually hear the songs and stuff.

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That was fun! I may do the random 10 songs meme again sometime because who doesn't like music memes.
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I missed a day, so I am going to do two!

Favorite party banter )

Favorite song from the soundtracks )

1. Favorite Dragon Age game
2. Favorite character
3. Least favorite character
4. Favorite Love Interest
5. Least favorite Love Interest
6. Your Warden’s story
7. Favorite quest
8. Least favorite quest
9. Favorite class
10. Favorite party banter
11. Favorite song from the soundtracks
12. OTP
13. Mages or Templars?
14. Character you wish was a romance option
15. Your favorite “Bro”
16. Your ultimate team from all games
17. Favorite Origins story
18. Character you are most like
19. Character who’d be your best friend
20. Character you wouldn’t get along with
21. Favorite villain
22. Favorite NPC
23. Scene you wish you could change the outcome of the most
24. Most shocking scene
25. Scene that made you cry
26. Crack OTP
27. Best part of the games
28. Worst part of the games
29. If you made a deal with a demon what would your bargain be?
30. Hopes for the future of the franchise
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I've found a new show to love this summer, MTV's Finding Carter, about a 16 year old girl who finds out that her "mother" actually kidnapped her when she was 3.

I grew up reading the Janie Johnson books, so the premise attracted my attention right away. And the show kept it with some really fascinating characters and great acting. Particular mention goes to the brother, who is all sorts of cool.

Four episodes have aired now and MTV streams them, if anyone is interested in catching up. Also, it has a snazzy opening with some simple by effective imagery, which particularly thrills me in this current age of just having a single titlecard (thanks for that legacy, Lost ... though to be fair, I really liked it when you did it). I absolutely love the song used too, Vagabond by Misterwives - I need to hear some of their other stuff and decide if I want to buy a whole CD or not.

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Instead of sleeping, I spent the last little while looking on Youtube for good Orphan Black videos. Here's the best I could find.

Spoilers for season one, the last video has season two clips as well )
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Two Youtube categories, one of standalone video and one for webseries (which I'm sure you won't be able to predict at ALL =P).

Favourte standalone video )

Favourite webseries )
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I missed the minute of silence today AND I never actually got a poppy. So here's a choir performing my favourite arrangement of "In Flanders Fields" (which took a long time to find, apparently the other arrangement is much more popular):

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AAARG! I thought I was going to be at 4,000! Oh well, pretty damn well near close enough, thanks to the first draft of my fic getting done and sent off to Andrea. It still could use a bit more polish but I am still really fond of it.

Also, I found another video to add as an honourable mention to my list of favourite vids, while binging on all things Caroline/Klaus today (including continuing my re-watch of season 4, courtesy of Netflicks). I just love how it puts scenes together to show connections between my two favourite pairings!

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I am not doing NaNo this year, because the last thing I need is another writing project*. However, in the NaNo spirit, I have decided to challenge myself to write 30,000 words this month (so 1,000 a day). It will be a combination of all the various projects I have going and hopefully will help me get back into the swing of things when it comes to writing, since I haven't done a lot of it for many months now.

I'm a bit behind already, of course, but still, a start is a start!



* Unfortunately, the majority of these words were, in fact, part of a new project I have ended up being unable to resist :/

Day 29 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fanvid(s) )

Day 1 – Your favourite male character
Day 2 – Your favourite female character
Day 3 – Your favourite character overall
Day 4 – Your least favourite character
Day 5 – Your favourite episode
Day 6 – Your least favourite episode
Day 7 – Your favourite scene
Day 8 – Your favourite quote
Day 9 – A scene that makes you happy
Day 10 – A scene that makes you sad
Day 11 – A scene that makes you laugh
Day 12 – A scene that you makes you angry
Day 13 – Most shocking moment
Day 14 – Your favourite friendship
Day 15 – Your favourite couple
Day 16 – Your favourite song played on The Vampire Diaries
Day 17 – Your favourite actor
Day 18 – Your favourite actress
Day 19 – Books or TV Show
Day 20 – An idea for a future TVD episode
Day 21 – An idea for a TVD character
Day 22 – The character that is most like you
Day 23 – Something you love about TVD
Day 24 – Something you hate about TVD
Day 25 – An episode you never happened
Day 26 – Something you wish happened but didn’t
Day 27 – Something you wish didn’t happen but did
Day 28 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fan fic(s)
Day 29 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fanvid(s)
Day 30 – Anything else you could possibly want to say
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I am avoiding the next two days of the Vampire Diaries meme because they require a bit too much thought, since I want to come up with some good rec lists that aren't dominated by Caroline/Klaus =P

So instead, let's talk more about the new TV shows.

The Blacklist

This continues to be my favourite new show and the only one that I rush to watch when I see it is airing/recorded. Yes, it's pretty bad guy of the week but it's been interesting, plus the dynamic between Reddington and Elizabeth has me hooked. I really can't see the reveal being anything different than the obvious, that he's her father, but I definitely think that story has some awesome potential to it so it would work.

Sleepy Hollow

This one is growing on me, mainly because the two leads are really good. And the whole twist of making the Headless Horseman one of the Four Horsemen is a pretty interesting one. I don't think it's episodicness works quite as well as The Blacklist's but OMG Ichabod is awesome and I love him. And Abby is pretty kickass too.

Please no romance.

Please.

Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. (aka show with too many periods in its title)

Finally started watching this one and I like it okay so far. It probably has the strongest start of any Whedon show I've seen (with the exception of Angel, which, as a spin-off, doesn't really count). I wouldn't say I love it yet but I'm engaged enough to want to see more. I still have a few episodes to catch-up on.

Interestingly though, while I do like the team so far ... I really don't like Coulson. He seems to be just there to spout clever Whedon lines, which makes them less clever in the end.

Also, this show may finally get me to put an effort into seeing The Avengers, finally. That, and the fact that the trailers for the next Thor movie have make me think I might be invested enough in those characters to care about things.

The Originals

I am definitely getting into this show. I am pretty sure the main reason is Marcel because he is a pretty awesome character. And, of course, I love Klaus and Rebekah. And am definitely growing to love Haley, now that she is actually getting some decent character development and stuff like that. Very interested to see where things go next ... though not so interested in seeing a love triangle form with Marcel, Klaus, and Cammy. I am still far too invested in Klaus/Caroline to be happy to see either of them have new love interests. Cross-over time, now!

Trophy Wife

This is probably my favourite of the new sitcoms so far. It's pretty fun and I do enjoy the characters. I just wish it was perhaps a bit less sitcom-y. I doubt it will go there though so I'll take some fun and be happy with it.

The Michael J Fox Show

This one is ... still just okay. I probably wouldn't watch it if not for MJF but he's still a solid reason to keep at it.

The Crazy Ones

The last episode showed promise for this to develop into something better. But I think right now they really need to tone down Robin Williams a bit. Or maybe more than a bit. Don't get me wrong, he's a funny guy, but sometimes less really is more.

Though I do still like the past tense line: "Past tense. We have a past and now it's tense."


I recorded Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which I will probably watch soon-ish (as well as catching up with regulare Once Upon a Time). I also plan to check out Dracula, because of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and I'll be watching Almost Human. I don't currently have plans to watch any other new shows, though if I'm missing something good, let me know.

Also, I have been enjoying the trial I signed up for with Crunchyroll, that is finally letting me see last season's big hit, Attack on Titan. In case you haven't seen it, here's the AMAZING, MADE OF AWESOME OPENING.

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I went with my parents to a concert tonight that featured The 5 Browns. They are five siblings who are concert pianists who played together (on different pianos). They were amazing.



Also, I wore my S Oke t-shirt. Somewhere, Nodame is happy :)
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Watching my email like a hawk but no official confirmation yet. Trying not to worry about it but not worry about things isn't exactly something I do.

So to take my mind off of it, here's the Vampire Diaries meme back, finally.

Day 10 – A scene that makes you sad )

Day 1 – Your favourite male character
Day 2 – Your favourite female character
Day 3 – Your favourite character overall
Day 4 – Your least favourite character
Day 5 – Your favourite episode
Day 6 – Your least favourite episode
Day 7 – Your favourite scene
Day 8 – Your favourite quote
Day 9 – A scene that makes you happy
Day 10 – A scene that makes you sad
Day 11 – A scene that makes you laugh
Day 12 – A scene that you makes you angry
Day 13 – Most shocking moment
Day 14 – Your favourite friendship
Day 15 – Your favourite couple
Day 16 – Your favourite song played on The Vampire Diaries
Day 17 – Your favourite actor
Day 18 – Your favourite actress
Day 19 – Books or TV Show
Day 20 – An idea for a future TVD episode
Day 21 – An idea for a TVD character
Day 22 – The character that is most like you
Day 23 – Something you love about TVD
Day 24 – Something you hate about TVD
Day 25 – An episode you never happened
Day 26 – Something you wish happened but didn’t
Day 27 – Something you wish didn’t happen but did
Day 28 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fan fic(s)
Day 29 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fanvid(s)
Day 30 – Anything else you could possibly want to say
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1. I got to spend the day chilling out and getting a bit of school work done and because of unexpected money from yesterday I didn't end up freaking out over financial costs of this unexpected day off!

2. After about an hour, I managed to get through the Wrex loyalty mission in Mass Effect, which I accidently stumbled upon while exploring random planets.

3. Look! Another show with a proper opening that rocks!

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This is a tie because there are two scenes I just absolutely love and I cannot choose between them.

Oh, HERE BE SPOILERS!!!

Day 7 – Your favourite scene )


Day 1 – Your favourite male character
Day 2 – Your favourite female character
Day 3 – Your favourite character overall
Day 4 – Your least favourite character
Day 5 – Your favourite episode
Day 6 – Your least favourite episode
Day 7 – Your favourite scene
Day 8 – Your favourite quote
Day 9 – A scene that makes you happy
Day 10 – A scene that makes you sad
Day 11 – A scene that makes you laugh
Day 12 – A scene that you makes you angry
Day 13 – Most shocking moment
Day 14 – Your favourite friendship
Day 15 – Your favourite couple
Day 16 – Your favourite song played on The Vampire Diaries
Day 17 – Your favourite actor
Day 18 – Your favourite actress
Day 19 – Books or TV Show
Day 20 – An idea for a future TVD episode
Day 21 – An idea for a TVD character
Day 22 – The character that is most like you
Day 23 – Something you love about TVD
Day 24 – Something you hate about TVD
Day 25 – An episode you never happened
Day 26 – Something you wish happened but didn’t
Day 27 – Something you wish didn’t happen but did
Day 28 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fan fic(s)
Day 29 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fanvid(s)
Day 30 – Anything else you could possibly want to say
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Oh goodness, this is a tough one.

*ponders*

Day 5 – Your favorite episode )


Day 1 – Your favorite male character
Day 2 – Your favorite female character
Day 3 – Your favorite character overall
Day 4 – Your least favorite character
Day 5 – Your favorite episode
Day 6 – Your least favorite episode
Day 7 – Your favorite scene
Day 8 – Your favorite quote
Day 9 – A scene that makes you happy
Day 10 – A scene that makes you sad
Day 11 – A scene that makes you laugh
Day 12 – A scene that you makes you angry
Day 13 – Most shocking moment
Day 14 – Your favorite friendship
Day 15 – Your favorite couple
Day 16 – Your favorite song played on The Vampire Diaries
Day 17 – Your favorite actor
Day 18 – Your favorite actress
Day 19 – Books or TV Show
Day 20 – An idea for a future TVD episode
Day 21 – An idea for a TVD character
Day 22 – The character that is most like you
Day 23 – Something you love about TVD
Day 24 – Something you hate about TVD
Day 25 – An episode you never happened
Day 26 – Something you wish happened but didn’t
Day 27 – Something you wish didn’t happen but did
Day 28 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fan fic(s)
Day 29 – Your favourite Vampire Diaries fanvid(s)
Day 30 – ???
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Instead of 3 good things, here are 3 videos that made me happy today.

1. The Turian Tango.

Okay, I know I have some people on the FL who haven't finished playing Mass Effect so, full disclosure, this is from the Citadel DLC, which is the most recent one for ME3. But I don't have that DLC and really could tell next to nothing about it's plot from this.

Because it's FemShep and romanced Garrus dancing and it is awesome and adorable and how the Turian is the cute romance option I don't know but he is and you should all watch it.



2. The opening for The Mindy Project

I love show openings and I'm so sad that, ever since Lost came on the scene, shows have been just having title cards. Now, sometimes these work, the best probably being Supernatural, but still, a full opening is better.

And this one is just so gloriously sit-comy and awesome, just like the show.

This is actually the first version of the opening used, it's since been tweaked a bit but the spirit is still the same, as our much of the footage.



3. Lizzie Bennet Diaries Puppet Pals

Enough said.



There is also a comment from Maxwell Glick (aka Mr. Collins) over at YT.
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Hee!



1. I think I did pretty well on the Robohelp test.

2. There was a new chapter posted for the awesome Nolan!verse Bruce/Selina fic, The Longer You Stay, also featuring Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and (eventually) Tim Drake! Which I may have read in the middle of completely the aforementioned test (it always gets updated during my Wednesday class, which makes for good times).

3. I worked on knitting my sadly neglected rainbow scarf while watching the Women's World Cup hockey game, which Canada won 13-0 over Switzerland.
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3.5 hours until the last video goes up. Not that I'm counting.

:(

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tragic and true

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