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It's really weird how i post a meme 6 months ago, which is intended to get me posting again, and nothing happens; yet I get wind of an impending LJ apocalypse and here I am, posting away!!!

I've seen a lot of people deleting their LJ's over the last few days - I'm not going to do that at the moment, for 2 main reasons:

(1) Even though I'm posting mostly on tumblr now, LJ is still my oldest fandom home, and I'm not ready to let go of that yet, and

(2) I have a paid account until January of 2018, and I'm too pennywise and pound foolish to delete something that I've already paid up front for!! (In other words, I'm tight!)

However, the concept of agreeing to a translation of user T&Cs which may or may not be correct makes me fierce uneasy, so I'm going to be posting more on Dreamwidth and cross-posting to LJ (and depending on how much i keep this up, I might up to a paid account on DW, we'll see how things go.)

So, how is everyone on ye olde F-list, what have we all been up to?


Oct. 30th, 2016 09:27 pm
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Shamelessly stealing this from helsinkibaby in an effort to get me writing / posting again!!!

Pick up to three letters and I'll give you my answers:

A - Ships that you currently like a lot. (They don’t have to be OTPs because not everyone has OTPs.) Friendships, pairings, threesomes, etc. are allowed.
B - A pairing–platonic, romantic or sexual–that you initially didn’t consider, but someone changed your mind.
C - A ship you have never liked and probably never will.
D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t.
E - Have you added anything cracky/hilarious to your fandom? If so, what?
F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom?
G - Have you ever had an OTP? If so, do you remember your first one? Who was in it?
H - What is your favorite source text for fandom stuff (e.g., TV shows, movies, books, anime, Western animation, etc.)?
I - Has social media caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?
J - Name a fandom you didn’t think about until you saw it all over social media. (You don’t have to care about it or follow it; it just has to be something that social media made you aware of.)
K - What character has your favorite development arc/the best development arc?
L - Say something genuinely nice about a character who isn’t one of your faves. (Characters you’re neutral about are fair game, as are characters you merely dislike. Characters that you absolutely loathe with the fire of ten thousand suns are exempt, as there is no point in giving yourself an aneurysm over a character that you hate.)
M - Name a character that you’d like to have for a friend.
N - Name three things you wish you saw more or in your main fandom (or a fandom of choice).
O - Choose a song at random. Which ship or character does it remind you of?
P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas).
Q - A fandom you’ve abandoned and why.
R - Which friendship/platonic relationship is your favorite in fandom?
S - Show us an example of your personal head canon (prompts optional but encouraged)
T - Do you have any hard and fast head canons that you will die defending?
U - Three favorite characters from three different fandoms, and why they’re your favorites.
V - Which character do you relate to most?
W - A trope which you are virtually certain to hate in any fandom.
X - A trope which you are almost certain to love in any fandom.
Y - What are your secondhand fandoms (i.e., fandoms you aren’t in personally but are tangentially familiar with because your friends/people on your dash are in them)?
Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go! (Prompts optional but encouraged.)
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Brendan Cole tweeted a link to this last night, the infamous Rebel Yell Pro Jive.

This is, hands down and without any doubt whatsoever, the best professional jive that Strictly has ever done. It's from the 2007 series, which also had the best professional roster Strictly has ever had (I still miss Matt Cutler, Darren and Lilia, Erin, Karen Hardy, Ian and Camilla).

Matt and Nicole choroegraphed this brilliantly, and the best thing about is it that you can tell the pros are having the absolute best time performing it - it's the kind of pro number that you don't see on Strictly anymore, which I think is a crying shame.

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Because no one is going to know what I'm on about!!

But tonight's episode of Red Rock..... Holy Mary Mother of God, that was the best hour of episodic tv I've seen in a long long time!

From the killer reveal to the twist at the end (which I half saw coming but then gasped out loud when I realised I hadn't!!) it kept me completely enthralled.... Just can't believe I have to wait a week for the next ep!!!

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In one half, the Strictly gods heard my prayers and announced Will Young, the UK's original Pop Idol winner, as the second contestant on this years Strictly!

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Have a look at Lin-Manual Miranda singing all the Disney songs :-)

And if that doesn't do it, Tom Daley's reaction when he and partner Dan Goodfellow learned they won the bronze medal in the schronised diving just might!
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The Beeb have started their annual drip feed release of this years Strictly celebs, and the first one to be announced is former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

Dear God, the bad gags just write themselves, don't they? (am sure Bruno is practicing the double entendres as we speak - though in his case they may be single entendres....)

Looking forward to hearing the rest of the names.... Seeing as the Ed Balls rumor was right, I'm really hoping we'll also see Lesley Joseph (Dorian from "Birds of a Feather") and original Pop Idol Will Young be revealed....

Though no casting will ever top the glorious WTF-ness that was Daniel O'Donnell lady year!!!

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Just back from seeing this in the cinema with helsinkibaby - my immediate, bullet point, non spoilery thoughts are below:

• I really really enjoyed it, way more than the last one but not quite as much as the first (but the first set such high expectations that I honestly don't think any of the sequels could surpass it.

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Broke pretty much every one of my rules and watched this in the office this morning (before anyone else came in) - all I can say is (i) I have something in my eye after watching the hug and (ii) I am in like flynn!!!

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Found this on Twitter last night - a really lovely oral history of Rent - can't believe it's 20 years old!!
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So there's no denying 2016 has been an absolutely horrible year for celebrity deaths. This week was particularly brutal with Victoria Wood dying on Wednesday and then Prince dying yesterday.

But this is not what has my gast flabbered.

We were sitting in the canteen at tea break this morning, 6 girls around the table, and one says, "I never knew Prince wrote Nothing Compares 2 U for Sinead O'Connor" and all the others agreed, they didn't know that either.

And I thought to myself, okay, I'm about 6,7 years older than these girls, they're not big music fans or pop culture junkies, so you know, don't say anything, live and let live.....

And then one of the girls volunteers the fact that she always gets confused between Prince and Freddie Mercury.



And that dear f-list is when I picked up the phone and WhatsApp'ed [ profile] helsinkibaby telling her this story and adding an FML for good measure!!

Seriously, how??!?!?!
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Well, it's been a while!!

I've been keeping up on ye olde friends list and reblogging like crazy on tumblr; but I've fallen off on posting here, mostly due to the fact I'm seriously behind on every single show I watch!! I'm blaming work - I changed roles within the company last August (people keep saying I got promoted, I keep referring to it as a lateral move with a slightly upward tilt!!) and am so mad busy that I can't keep up with anything!

That said, when my LiveJournal paid account came up for renewal in January, I considered letting it lapse - but when push came to show I couldn't go through with it! So I've re-upped for another year, so I'm determined to post and actually get value for my money!!

So this is the first of hopefully many posts.....
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Haven't posted here in months, but today's news changed that...

Daniel O'Donnell has been announced as a contestant on this years Strictly Come Dancing:

For those of you who don't know who Daniel is, he's a very very well known Irish singer, who is a favourite of mammies and grannies everywhere. He used to do an event every summer where he invited his fans to afternoon tea at his mammy's house in Kincasslagh, Co Donegal - the queues would stretch for miles!

In recent years, he married his wife Majella, who's just come through a well publicised cancer battle, and is showing a previously unknown dry humour in his interviews.

Let's put it this way, I have no idea if he can actually dance or not, but I think either way he is going to be enormously entertaining!!
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So it looks like the rumour of Tommy Merlyn coming back in season 4 was only a rumour....

Am behind on every show I currently watch, but it looks like I'll be picking up this one....
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Not only did Rumer and Val win the MBT (and really, that icon says it all!) but the returnees for Survivor 31: Second Chance were announced last night, and my Pearl Islands favorite is in there!!

That said, I'm amazed that Shane Powers didn't make the top 10 - I was sure he'd be bringing his own particular brand of crazy for a second season!!
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Just saw the gifset on tumblr, so had to go searching for the clip..... DWTS contestant Noah Galloway goes down on one knee during his backstage interview to propose to girlfriend Jamie!

The reactions are the best too - look at Sharna and Derek, and Demi Moore in the audience!
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If you follow me on tumblr, you may have guessed that I loved the pairing of Meryl and Maks on last year's DWTS, and this routine is one of my favourites that they did.

Kudos to Maks, who choreographed something that was actually recognisable as a proper Viennese Waltz, and the music choice was just inspired (as soon as I heard this song, I thought it'd be perfect for a VW, and I was right!)

Meryl & Maks - Viennese Waltz ("Just a Fool by Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton)

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Just saw this on Twitter - Anthony Geary QUITS General Hospital!!!

My jaw literally hit the floor.... though it makes sense after last weeks news that Genie is coming back - is it too much to hope that Luke and Laura can just walk into the sunset together?
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Just saw this on the BBC website -

Gleb Savchenko (from DWTS), Italian dance champion Giovanni Pernice and eight-times South African Latin American champion Otlile Mabuse are joining, while Iveta (NOOOO!!) and Trent are leaving.

Robin Windsor will also not be back (which, sorry Robin fans, makes me very happy because I find him very limited as a dancer and a choreographer).

Despite all the speculation, Ola is coming back as well, which I'm thrilled about!

Very surprised that Trent's not back (I was convinced that Ola would be booted this year and Gordana would take her place) but I think he may have blotted his copybook when he answered Len back last year.

And now if they can just give the lovely Tristan someone who can actually dance, that will really make my day!
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This popped up on my tumblr this morning..... if you're like me and bemoan the whole tumbleweeds feel that LJ has, it's worth a read.....


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