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13 January 2012 @ 03:48 pm
TVD/Bones + Icon Meme + Bird  
First off, the last TVD epp gave me a lot of ~feelings:

I really enjoyed the last epp for the most part, more so than last week I think. I mean, Klaus being all buddy-buddy OPENLY with the Council was a bit strange (I forgot that Carol also knew the truth about Damon now), and damn, Stefan was extreme and harsh tonight (I don't know if S/E can ever come back from this), though I'm glad they gave a little explanation at least for his continued dramatic change in behavior...

BUT LET'S TALK ABOUT ALL THE CHARACTER EXPLORATION THIS WEEK! Namely in Caroline--who I was happy to see back this week after her absence last time. I love that the show took a moment on the occasion of her birthday to address her ongoing adjustment to being a vampire, I don't think they've focused on that enough as they should have most of the time. I loved how Caroline showed regret and angst over being stuck at 17 forever (LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE SHOULD, AHEM, BELLA). The funeral was sweet (as was the locker thing, omg awww--brings back middle school memories!) as were the moments with Tyler until the bite thing, oops. And then we got THIS electrifying scene:



OMG, man were my eyes glued to the screen during this scene! Joseph Morgan was just phenomenal in it, and I loved seeing some new insights into his character and a seemingly softer side--I was not expecting any of this! I mean, yes, he was the one responsible, and has ulterior motives not doubt, but I'm hoping that his motives are about him looking for a replacement for the Rebekah-shaped hole in his life (especially after regretfully putting her away in the beginning of this epp, and Stefan's comment to Damon about Klaus attempting to rebuild his family). For the moment I'm hoping it's not going to be a romantic love kind of thing, but we'll see--they have a lot of chemistry, in any case, IMO. IDK, I just find that idea of him yearning so much for company, for a companion and friend like Rebekah and Old!Stefan were, that he's drawn to Caroline now after seeing her like that, and relating a bit in terms of wanting to die at times. All that "show you the world" stuff, well it could be a Doctor-ish tendency, IDK. He's clearly a very lonely character, so I think it's possible that his motives where Caroline are concerned stem from that, and not necessarily some grand plan to eff with Tyler and the others, though that could be part of it--I hope not though.

In any case, I LOVED that scene, and I look forward to more interaction between them, and seeing where it goes. I'm also curious about how the others will react when they find out, lol, like if they find the necklace with the card? :p Should be interesting...I have to say, Klaus has REALLY grown on me and impressed me this season, I *never* imagined him turning out to be such a complex and sympathetic, interesting villain back in season 2; I remember being annoyed when I heard he'd be made a series regular this season, but now I'm glad and don't want to see him killed off any time soon!

I also loved the Elena character stuff--I was glad she got called out on for the Jeremy thing (well said, Bonnie!), and admitted it was wrong (good job show), and I loved the scene at the end with Matt, recalling her own lost innocence, with her own "funeral," so cute and bittersweet. Also just the callbacks to her parents' death in general (like Damon mentioning it when he saw the bridge model ,aw), nicely done...again, this was a good character episode rather than twisty plot one, which is nice to have every now and then.

Back to Stefan for a minute though--shit was that cold, the same death that her parents had in the same place, and pulling the same force-feeding blood stuff Damon did in season 2, but in such a different situation now...my heart was racing during that scene! O_o While he was pretty wrong doing that, I did kind of love Damon defending his actions a bit to Elena later, because you know, brothers--Damon being supportive of his brother throughout. And speaking of Damon/Elena, I'm glad they're still taking things slow but steady.

Also kind of intrigued about the new female character talking with Alaric (who is PW's wife I guess?), even though I found her scenes a bit boring, I'm curious now what her deal is...again, all around a great epp, can't wait for next week's!

I also wanted to congratulate my bb Nina Dobrev for winning the PCA for Best Drama Actress as the first write-in candidate ever--girl sure deserved the recognition, she has mad talent and was much better than the other candidates she was up against aside from Emily Deschanel perhaps (how exactly does someone like Blake Lively get these kinds of nods, seriously?). So glad about that, though still pissed at CBS's lame snubs of SPN (might as well get another use out of my "cbs sucks" tag, lol).

Last night I actually ended up watching Bones live on the air for the first time in god, IDEK, maybe since the season 3 finale in 2008? I think so actually...it's a long story (I was taping TVD though). LOLing as always at the unrealistic fake!Smithsonian stuff but okay epp overall--I was a bit confused about the end though...

Did they basically just find the killer (the computer guy), but realize they didn't have enough proof yet, and end it there? :s Because I was like, "Damn, 5 min left, how are they going to catch this guy and wrap this up in time?!" and then they didn't...is this meant to be a continuing thing for another epp, like the "Aliens in a Spaceship" guy? Just checking...also ugh does The Finder seem stupid and lame, hope it bombs.

Since I've also expanded my icon collection and fandoms a lot since I last did it, I decided to do this Icon Meme again as well.  I made a deliberate effort to use different icons from last time where possible, which affected some of my selections:

MAH ICONS.

defaultoldestnewest
saddesthappiestangriest
cutestsexiestfunniest
fave shipfave fandomfave animated
best quotebest textlessbest stolen idea
use the mostfavorite

(It was pretty impossible to choose a favorite icon, so I went with the one of La Giralda, since that was such an epic find to randomly stumble upon, an icon of my second city I discuss so much here--plus it looks really cool!)

HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 68
OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 118
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: No, I can barely justify to myself the one extra icon package, let alone two! :p And I still have a lot more icon space to take up, plus loyalty icons..
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: I suppose--they show I have a ton of fandoms, since there are *30* different fandoms/subjects represented among them, and that I'm an obsessed shipper, since about half of them are ship icons (there used to be an even greater percentage, when I had more limited space and chose a shippy icon to represent each fandom). Lately I've been trying to get more reaction-oriented, "emoticons" (showing anger, confusion, excitement, happiness, etc) for use in discussions or on places like ONTD.
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Supernatural - 11 (fitting, since it's my favorite/main fandom!)
AND THE SECOND MOST: Doctor Who - 8 (also fitting), followed closely by The Borgias - 7
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Both Cesare/Lucrezia and Doctor/Rose are tied with 5 each! (It helps that I broke down and finally purchased an extra icon package for C/L's sake, and thus was collecting more icons when I began obsessing with them--and with Doctor/Rose there are 3 different Doctor incarnations I wanted icons of...;)).
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: Yes, all but 3 of my icons are made by others, I suck at icons and only know how to crop pictures into icon size, lol.
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: Not really, except in rare cases (like the one of my birds or of some book covers) or during the Pass-it-On Icon Challenge at merlin_land, lol.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: No!
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Funny and awesome, I wish I had more...

DO THE MEME.
Coding can be found here


I also finally saw Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy last Sunday, good stuff, and so many big British actors, lol. In that respect I particularly enjoyed seeing Edith's little cameo. ;) So many movies I want to see right now though, god, like 7, IDK how I'll manage them all....

And here is an adorable picture of my birdie Punky sleeping for your time:



 
 
 
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gemma: sad!Klaus is my favourite kind of Klauscranmers on January 13th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
You are just pushing out those entries, damn it! I haven't even replied to the last one yet! It's a shame because my comment was going to pretty landmark, something like 'OMG I BASICALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID! WTF?! WTF?!'

Unfortunately, now we've gone back to disagreeing. I think S/E can come back and I love that they've come all the way here and it was angsty and brilliant and their rapproachment also has the potential to be angsty and brilliant. Part of this, for me, hinges on the fact that Damon defended Stefan's actions, just the way Stefan defending Damon's actions in 2X01. I think the problem, if there is one, for the future of that ship is that they don't really have enough popular support to come back.

I totally agree RE Caroline. Except Elena bloody stole her show! I loved it. But couldn't it have been saved for another time?

Where I MAJORLY disagree is Klaus/Caroline, although yay for being with the majority of my flist on this. It's not that it wasn't the best scene of the episode and it's not that Joseph Morgan wasn't sensational and it's not that it didn't make me go all goose bumpy but still, WTF?! THIS IS THEIR FIRST SCENE TOGETHER. Why is he opening up to her and sending her necklaces and according to Joseph Morgan, it's going to turn into a proper love sotry WTF?! I feel like I must condition myself to ship it, because all my other ships are dead, but still, whaaaaa?!

I'd rather ship Klaus/Birthdays?

Have you come to kill me?

On your birthday? OF COURSE NOT I NEVER KILL PEOPLE ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS!!! Sheesh, how could you think that about me.

{lmfao}

Your icons are cool :D
Is that a footballing icon, I spy?
sherrilina: San Iker Casillas (Football)sherrilina on January 13th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
Lol, sorry, I'm trying to do so while I still can, i.e. when I'm spending a week at home just sitting around resting my ankle all day, as opposed to when my internship and school start next week and I'll probably start falling behind/not having time for entries again! ;) You can still totally go ahead and comment there though, because damn, agreement! :p

I think S/E can come back

I didn't say they couldn't definitely, I said that I didn't know if they could come back from it--I think the door was left open through Stefan saying he doesn't care because he's lost everything/he already accepted losing Elena a long time ago, etc, but still, this was HARSH. But then again, Damon has done a lot of stuff he's come back from too, so...*shrug* I felt sad though for Stefan/Elena during that scene either way, take that as you will.

Where I MAJORLY disagree is Klaus/Caroline, although yay for being with the majority of my flist on this. It's not that it wasn't the best scene of the episode and it's not that Joseph Morgan wasn't sensational and it's not that it didn't make me go all goose bumpy but still, WTF?! THIS IS THEIR FIRST SCENE TOGETHER. Why is he opening up to her and sending her necklaces and according to Joseph Morgan, it's going to turn into a proper love sorry WTF?!

Eh, it made sense to me to an extent--we've seen that he can be emotionally vulnerable and craves companionship (just earlier in this very epp he'd put away his sister and expressed his bitter disappointment in losing Stefan for a friend--so it's all still on his mind, has been brought up here before this scene), and I can see him taking in her statements and relating a bit, and begin to see a possibility of a replacement for Stefan/Rebekah, during this especially lonely time for him. Or he is being devious and manipulative this whole time--either way, I think his actions in this scene make sense. it could be the latter. As for JM's comments, IDK, it's not confirmed it's Caroline, and if it does happen it sounds like further down the road, not like he's in love with her yet (personally I was hoping for a platonic kind of love like his sister, but we'll see).

Your icons are cool :D
Is that a footballing icon, I spy?


Thanks! And yes, lol, it is actually--it's my favorite player, "Saint" Iker Casillas, the captain of the Spanish NT and goalie for RM...;) I got into football through supporting Spain in the World Cup (after living there), and then even more so last year while living in Spain and actually going to some games (I even got the chance to see Iker in person for a few minutes when Real Madrid played Sevilla, pictures here). TBH I am only really interested in Spanish football still, but anyway, that's why I have two football icons...;)
gemmacranmers on January 14th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
i.e. when I'm spending a week at home just sitting around resting my ankle all day, as opposed to when my internship and school start next week and I'll probably start falling behind/not having time for entries again!

Ohhhhhh, yes! I'd forgotten about that D:
I hope you're feeling better. Also, less embarassed! And of course I wish the very best of luck for next week <3 <3 <3

You can still totally go ahead and comment there though, because damn, agreement! :p

I just did. It was too golden an opportunity to miss!

Re: S/E I think the door is open for them coming back the same way the D/E door was always open. It was terrible of Stefan to do, yes, but Damon killed Jeremy and that isn't an issue anymore so... IDK. I felt from Elena's perspective, the door was open when she said stuff like 'you had me' and 'you knew that, you saved me'...

I don't disagree with anything you've said about Klaus. It's just totally random that he would open up to Caroline of all people. They have fuck all backstory. I didn't think JOMO's comments were in the least unclear:

She struggles with the idea of being a vampire. Her relationship with her father is a very difficult one, which runs parallel to Klaus's relationship with his father. There could be a connection there. There is potential, but ultimately, it'll be up to her. She'll have to accept him for who he is, because he's not the kind of guy you can just change. It'd take a lot of work. The final decision will be up to her, but Klaus is craving that sort of companionship, and she's absolutely the front runner for him.

She's absolutely the front runner for him

You get me?

TBH I am only really interested in Spanish football still, but anyway, that's why I have two football icons...;)

That is so cool! I did not know that about you ahha ;D
sherrilina: Damon/Teddy (Vampire Diaries)sherrilina on January 15th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
TY, it does feel a lot better, I think it's about back to normal now, thank goodness!

I don't disagree with anything you've said about Klaus. It's just totally random that he would open up to Caroline of all people. They have fuck all backstory. I didn't think JOMO's comments were in the least unclear:

I don't think it's random--I mean, I think he did go there to heal her to get on the Council/Sheriff's good side, as he told them, and then when he saw Caroline lying there, and saying those things, I think it struck a chord with him unexpectedly--he does open up sometimes. Also I think seeing her all blond and with her attitude it probably reminded him of Rebekah, and he began to think of wanting her as a replacement maybe--which would also explain the opening up. Doesn't matter that they hadn't interacted before, IMO, the circumstances still make sense as I've explained them. And well, re: JM's comments, I guess it probably is Caroline then, but that sounds like a lot of commonalities that he could latch onto, making it make more sense...

I think I really need more TVD icons, lol...

And are you interested in football at all?
gemma: Damon/Stefancranmers on January 15th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Glad do hear it :) Do update about your internship!

Hmm. I guess we'll see RE Klaroline, I want to ship it because well, between shipping Damon/Katherine, Stefan/Elena, Elijah/Elena, Klaus/Katherine and Elijah/Katherine I have NO current ships. Not even one. Hopefully I'll condition myself to root for this one (I have been known to do this so my hopes are high) and maybe if we wait a bit and we get more Klaroline interactions I'd feel it some more! Hopefully there will be more explanation to why he sends her that gift. IDK! IDK!

Yuss!! You so do! Hopefully I'll get a paid account soon (the thirty day trial has been making LJ even more fun for me) and then we shall have endless conversations with endless TVD icons...yeah ;)

Yess!!!! Well, sort of! I support Queens Park Rangers, which I was brought up to view as my local team, pretty passionately! I haven't been to that many matches recently though because they're doing well atm and prices are going up! :O I am such an uncommited fan it's not even funny...
sherrilina: Damon/Teddy (Vampire Diaries)sherrilina on February 3rd, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Well it doesn't seem like much is happening on the K/C front so far (I wish we had been able to see what she did with the necklace, though maybe we'll find out later!), though perhaps something will come up at next week's ~ball...

I support Queens Park Rangers, which I was brought up to view as my local team, pretty passionately! I haven't been to that many matches recently though because they're doing well atm and prices are going up! :O I am such an uncommited fan it's not even funny...

Lol, sounds like me with the Nationals (the DC baseball team), I support them but not very passionately, and don't go to many games....(only when my dad has really good tickets, lol). Or how I supported the Chicago White Sox over the Cubs because my dad did, but don't really care about baseball in general...

And see, this is why I was trying to push the entries out, I didn't make any others for the rest of the month! ;)
gemmacranmers on February 3rd, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
OH HAI THERE HOW IS YOUR INTERNSHIP?! :)

LOL I believe she's wearing it in the scene wear she dances with him? It's a bracelet, non? It looks oh so similar to the one Klaus gave her.

LOL fair enough. Sports isn't really my thing. Having said that, the Six Nations is coming up and I'm bound to get a bit ~stressed~

Ahhh well - New Month!!! Lots of entries swimming around in your head, no doubt, that I'm already looking forward to! :P
sherrilina: Arthur/Chicken (Merlin)sherrilina on February 3rd, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Lol, it's alright, still don't have too much exciting to do yet, but we'll see...

And heh, I have entries that have been swimming in my head for months, years--hell the one I posted last night I meant to post for over a week--but I never get around to working on or finishing them, because I'm lazy and busy...:p
galathea_snbgalathea_snb on January 13th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
re Bones: Yes, that's how I interpreted the open ending as well. They don't have enough evidence against the computer guy yet, so they couldn't make an arrest, even though he openly taunted them in the interrogation room. I guess it's a two-parter.
sherrilina: Sam (Supernatural)sherrilina on January 13th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Okay cool, just making sure I hadn't missed something while looking at photos of Jared on the TCA panel or anything towards the end, lol...:p

The weird thing about it being a two-parter is that it's the finale until March, but I guess it's not the first time they've continued a storyline from an earlier episode...
kilodaltonkilodalton on January 13th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Love that icon meme, may have to snag it!!

And I really can't wait to see where Klaus/Caroline goes!
sherrilina: Dean Smilie (Supernatural)sherrilina on January 14th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)

It is a fun meme, I'd be interested to see your answers! :)

And glad I'm not the only one intrigued by K/C around here...;)
Francesgoldy_dollar on January 14th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
how exactly does someone like Blake Lively get these kinds of nods, seriously?

LMAO I WONDERED THIS AS WELL. I mean Blake Lively is pretty and has a lot of charisma and beautiful legs, but in terms of being a truly talented actress? Um.
sherrilina: Dan/Blair (Gossip Girl)sherrilina on January 14th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and especially when the show she is being nominated for has the likes of LEIGHTON MEESTER on it as well, you know, actresses who CAN act? Just doesn't make any sense....
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [comic] bigger ruffs for everyonethedoingofit on January 20th, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Yay for icon memes! They will pretty much always be my favorite! :DDD Your Borgias icons are pretty much the best though... :o)

And Punky is ADORABLE! :DDD
sherrilina: Punky and Petie (my birds)sherrilina on February 3rd, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they are fun, always love the chance to show off my icons, especially the ones I don't use as often...and thank you, I think such a gorgeous show lends itself more easily perhaps to lovely icons...;)

And thanks, he is! <333 I love it when they are all poofed out...