emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (chloe)
Year 5 of Let's pretend I actually watch shows and don't fall miserably behind on everything (but last year I actually did a remarkable job of seeing nearly every new show although 75% of them were cancelled. lol :( ) ( 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 )

Codes: BOLD (Excited for) ITALICS (Wishful Thinking)
 
SUNDAY
  • 730PM Bob's Burgers S5, FOX (Currently watching S3)
  • 8PM Once Upon a Time S4, ABC (Haven't seen past 1x06)
  • 830PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine S2, FOX (All caught up. Weird move to Sunday though.)
  • 10PM CSI S15, CBS (Legacy Show. The finale was uninspired.)
MONDAY
  • 8PM Gotham S1, FOX (Curious and nervous to see how the mythology gets interpreted.)
  • 9PM Sleepy Hollow S2, FOX (Haven't watched but plan to catch up shortly)
TUESDAY
  • 8PM NCIS S12, CBS (Legacy show. Revitalized with the Bishop addition. Needed some young blood.)
  • 8PM The Flash S1, CW (Not a fan of the suit but hopeful for the series. Can't wait.)
  • 9PM Marvel's Agents of SHIELD S2, ABC (Was an enjoyable show, can't think of an episode that I didn't care for. Maybe Ward's past?)
  • 9PM NCIS: New Orleans S1, CBS (Spinoff. Scott Bakula. Will give the first season a try.)
  • 9PM New Girl S4, FOX (The show may have hit its peak in S2. With Coach's return, the show feels spread thin with too many characters.)
  • 10PM Forever S1, ABC (Wasn't expecting to watch this show but the previews caught me. Seems like an immortal Sherlock Holmes?)
WEDNESDAY
  • 8PM Arrow S3, CW (Almost done with S1, will probably catch up before Thanksgiving?)
THURSDAY
  • 8PM Bones S10, FOX (This show is starting to get a bit of the whole lather, rinse & repeat repetitiveness to it. Still not fond of domestic Booth/Bones)
  • 9PM Reign S2, CW (This show puzzles me. I hated the pilot but gifs and posts on tumblr make me want to give it another chance. Maybe.)
  • 10PM Elementary S3, CBS (Still a solid show that more people should watch.)
  • 10PM How to Get Away With Murder S1, ABC (The damn tv preview is catchy as hell. I don't know if i want to try it or not.)
FRIDAY
  • 9PM Hawaii Five-0 S5, CBS (Legacy show. I was ready to give up last year but then it sucked me back in somehow.)
  • 10PM Constantine S1, NBC (Curious to see how this goes. Never read the comic or watched the movie. Will give it a chance though.)

MID-SEASON
  • Galavant S1, ABC (The preview online was hilarious. Hope the show is as fun as that.)
  • Agent Carter S1, ABC (I enjoyed the character in the films, will see how it goes on TV.)
  • Hart of Dixie S4, CW (Onto S2 in my catchup. Really liked Season 1, reminded me of oldschool WB shows.)
  • iZombie S1, CW (I never read the comic but I really like the premise. Could be fun.)
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (Default)
Year 4 of Let's pretend I actually watch shows and don't fall miserably behind on everything. ( 2010 - 2011 - 2012 )
Codes: BOLD (Excited for) ITALICS (Wishful Thinking)

SUNDAY
8PM Once Upon a Time S3, ABC (Haven't seen past 1x06)
MONDAY
8PM Bones S9, FOX (Mostly a legacy show. Barely pay attention to it since they put Booth/Brennan together)
8PM Hart of Dixie S3, CW (Haven't seen past middle of S1)
9PM Beauty and the Beast S2, CW (Haven't watched an ep)
TUESDAY
8PM NCIS S11, CBS (Legacy show. No rewatch value anymore.)
8PM Marvel's Agents of SHIELD S1, ABC (Highly skeptical of quality beyond Whedon pilot. Think the whole MCU is overvalued but will try it out.)
830PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine S1, FOX (Trying it for friends)
9PM New Girl S3, FOX (Catching up. Almost done with S1)
WEDNESDAY
8PM Arrow S2, CW (Haven't watched an ep)
8PM Revolution S2, NBC (Watched half of an ep once)
830PM Back in the Game S1, ABC (Meant to try this for Maggie Lawson. No other real interest otherwise)
9PM The Tomorrow People S1, CW (Was this on yet? I was excited for this but haven't paid attention to when it debuts)
10PM CSI S14, CBS (Legacy Show. The premiere was HORRIBLE. Danson/Shue gave the show a bump the last two seasons but now the show is feeling stale again)
THURSDAY
8PM Once Upon a Time in Wonderland S1, ABC (Since this is a spinoff I think I can just jump right on. So I might do that)
8PM The Vampire Diaries S5, CW (Have never watched an ep)
9PM The Crazy Ones S1, CBS (Robin Williams + sitcom + Sarah Michelle Gellar = Sign me up)
930PM The Michael J Fox Show S1, NBC (Michael J Fox. Period. Exclamation point.)
10PM Elementary S2, CBS (My fave new show from last season.)
FRIDAY
9PM Hawaii Five-0 S4, CBS (Legacy show. Lost interest during the last season. Now it's on Friday to die eventually)
9PM Grimm S3, NBC (Haven't seen an ep)
10PM Dracula S1, NBC (Can't wait for this! This is my most anticipated Fall show. Hope it succeeds like Elementary did last year for me.)

emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (scifi)
It took me a few weeks to get around to this but seeing [livejournal.com profile] htbthomas post her own sched then reminded me that I had not done it yet and now as I prepped for this I only now realize that this is my third year doing it. (2011 - 2010).
 
The links I used last year still work to figure out the TV schedules: Networks | Cable
 
Codes: L = Watching Live, D = Watching Delayed/Downloaded, M = Maybe
 
SUNDAY
8PM - Once Upon a Time S2, ABC (M)
 
MONDAY
10PM - Revolution S1, NBC (D)
 
TUESDAY
8PM - NCIS S10, CBS (L)
8PM - Hart of Dixie S2, CW (M)
9:30PM - Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 S2, ABC (L)
10PM - Vegas S1 CBS (L)
 
WEDNESDAY
8PM - Arrow S1, CW (L)
9:30PM - Suburgatory S2, ABC (M)
10PM - CSI S13, CBS (L)
10PM - Psych S7, USA (L)
 
THURSDAY
9PM - Glee S4, FOX (M)
9PM - Beauty and the Beast S1, CW (D)
10PM - Elementary S1, CBS (L)
 
FRIDAY
8PM - CSI NY S9, CBS (L)
8PM - Last Man Standing S2, ABC (M)
 
SATURDAY
Doctor Who S7, BBC
Merlin S5, BBC

Comparing to previous years I am being much more conservative/realistic about my TV time. I fell behind on a lot of shows last year (including all the S2 shows I've listed with Maybes) and wasted time on freshman shows that were inevitably cancelled. That said, the maybe shows I've listed here I really enjoyed what I did see of them and would like to catch up on them if I can.

A few new shows made it. I enjoyed the pilot of NBC's Revolution but Mondays are a bad day for me so I will probably have to get the episodes and watch it later in the week. CBS's Vegas won me over when I didn't even want to give it a chance because of Dennis Quaid, such a great actor. I watched Elementary for curiosity and being a big Holmes fan and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the dynamic between Miller & Liu. I've also put the CW's Arrow & Beauty and the Beast on here more for supporting a) comic book property and b) Kristin Kreuk.

While I enjoyed Justin Hartley's portrayal of Green Arrow on Smallville for the most part, I really felt like the character got shackled especially after S8 so I'm looking forward to this next interpretation. And while I wish Kristin luck with the new show, the fact that CW put the show right against Glee which is probably the same demographic they're going for ... the future doesn't seem bright for B&B, a show that already has a unique premise that is hard to get over in a TV way.
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (tv)
 I realized it has been a year since I did this last time so I thought I'd do it again and refresh myself with what I have to look forward to this TV season.

Network Fall TV Schedule - Cable TV Schedule

Codes: L = Watching Live, D = Watching Delayed/Downloaded, T = Trying it Out

Sunday
8PM - Once Upon A Time S1, ABC (T/L)
10PM - Pan Am S1, ABC (T/D)
10PM - CSI Miami S10, CBS (L)

Monday
8PM - Terra Nova S1, FOX (T/L)
9PM - Hart of Dixie S1, CW (T/L)
10PM - Hawaii Five-0 S2, CBS (L)
10PM - The Playboy Club S1, NBC (T/D)

Tuesday
8PM - NCIS S9, CBS (L)
8PM - Glee S3, FOX (D)
8PM - Last Man Standing S1, ABC (T/D)
9PM - NCIS LA S3, CBS (L)
9PM - New Girl S1, FOX (T/D)

Wednesday
10PM - CSI S12, CBS (L)
10PM - Psych S6, USA (L)

Thursday
8PM - Charlie's Angels S1, ABC (T/L)
8PM - The Vampire Diaries S3, CW (T/D)
8PM - Community S3, NBC (T/D)
9PM - Bones S7, FOX (L)
9PM - The Secret Circle S1, CW (T/D)

Friday
6PM - Batman: The Brave and the Bold S3, CN (L)
6:30PM - Young Justice S1, CN (L)
8PM - Star Wars: The Clone Wars S4, CN (L)
8PM - Chuck S5, NBC (L)
8PM - Nikita S2, CW (D)
9PM - CSI: NY S8, CBS (L)
9PM - Grimm S1, NBC (T/D)
10PM - Bluebloods S2, CBS (L)

There's some shows not on this list like The Walking Dead S2 or Merlin S4 but that's because they weren't on the grids and I'm not sure when they go on.  Wednesdays look to be my only light day, Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays are new show heavy so they could end up light if none catch me. I'd like to eventually catch up on The Vampire Dairies & Community much like I've been catching up on Glee this last month, maybe by Jan I'll be up to date on at least one of them.  Still in denial that there is no Smallville to watch, even with my dislike of some of the story choices over the last few seasons to not have those characters & cast on my tv feels wrong.
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (smallville)
The last Smallville picspam post for the foreseeable future. It's been fun throwing together these images to capture scenes. Here's my favorite Smallville Kiss Moments.



My 10 Favorite Smallville Kisses )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (lois lane)
On a roll with these picspam posts. Here's my favorite Clark saves from Smallville.



My 10 Most Memorable Clark Saves in Smallville )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (chloe sullivan)
Next Smallville picspam post. Here's 10 memorable superpower moments from the show.



My 10 Most Memorable Superpower Moments in Smallville )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (smallville)
To celebrate the series finale I thought up a series of top 10 lists. Last week's Blogger downtime kept me from getting to this until now and my lack of making animated gifs turned this into a picspam that I had a lot more fun doing anyway (thanks for the idea [livejournal.com profile] indefiance!). Here's my top 10 best episodes of Smallville. Enjoy!



My 10 Favorite Episodes of Smallville )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (film)
I did it last year and had pretty good results, so I thought I'd go ahead and play the game once again this year and see how it goes.

The goal of the game is to pick the top ten grossing films in the U.S. with three extra choices to make the top ten that aren't sure things.
--Here's an overview of the rules.
--Here's a page to see the list of 2011 Summer movies (through August is applicable).
--How the Scoring Works:
Getting number 1 or number 10 dead-on gets you 13 points (each).

The rest of the scoring goes like this:
10 points for numbers 2-9 dead-on
7 points if your pick was only one spot away from where it ended up
5 points if it was two spots away
3 points if your pick is anywhere in the Top 10
1 point for each dark horse that makes it into the Top 10
The scoring is tabulated so that you get the SINGLE HIGHEST point value for each pick- that is, if you get number ten right, you don't get 13+3, you only get 13.

MY PICKS
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
2) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
3) Transformers: Dark of the Moon
4) Kung Fu Panda 2
5) Cars 2
6) Green Lantern
7) Thor
8) Super 8
9) Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
10) Fast Five

DARK HORSE PICKS
The Smurfs
Cowboys & Aliens
X-Men: First Class
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (actress)
Some might remember back in May when I made predictions on what I would think would be the highest grossing films domestically in the U.S.
Slashfilm posted the results and here is how i did with my list:

1) Toy Story 3 (+13)
2) Shrek Forever After (+3)
3) Iron Man 2 (+7)
4) Eclipse (+7)
5) Sex in the City 2 (+0)
6) Prince of Persia (+0)
7) Knight and Day (+0)
8) The Last Airbender (+7)
9) Sorcerer's Apprentice (+0)
10) Inception (+3)
DARK HORSES
Despicable Me (+1)
Robin Hood (+0)
A-Team (+0)

TOTAL PTS: 41 (Not bad. Compared to the featured participants on Slashfilm i would have finished second with my picks. It feels awesome that I was right about Toy Story 3 rising to the top. I overestimated Shrek's staying power but after how Shrek 3 did who can blame me? If i had put it lower i would have had the top 3 exactly right! Then I struck out with the next few, I thought the same about Sex in the City 2 but again proved wrong by the public. I think the public missed out on Prince of Persia (fun movie) and Knight and Day but haven't seen the latter yet. Feels wrong that the Last Airbender made the top 10 and PoP didn't but maybe that was more the power of the Avatar brand. Sorcerer's Apprentice was another fun movie I think people missed out on and I had a feeling about Inception but didn't think it would get so high. Same with Despicable Me, still haven't seen it though.)
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (actress)
A few days ago [livejournal.com profile] htbthomas did her own post on this subject and I decided to emulate her and see what exactly I'm in for this year on TV.

Codes: L= Watching it Live, D = Watching it Delayed/Downloaded, T = Giving it a Try, / = Or

Sun-Sat Because the Calendar Says So + Summer Shows Ending )

Okay, wow. Wasn't expecting that much. How much do you want to bet that I won't even see even half of the shows I'm going to try to watch delayed/downloaded? Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays look like are going to be my light days.. How I attempt this and keep my sanity intact without a DVR I don't know. Still bummed that there is no Legend of the Seeker S3 to put in that Saturday slot with Merlin. :(
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (smallville)
I'd been meaning to write this up since the finale 3 months ago (can you believe that?!) and with everyone unable to contain themselves about S10 (especially on TWITTER making it near impossible to stay spoiler free :sad:) I've taken to writing this while ignoring most of what I've had spoiled about S10. In no particular order:

10 Wishes for the Final Season )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (sci-fi)
Feel free to play if you're interested on your own LJ, and if you're in the U.S. until May 14th you can even enter your picks to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

The game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer.

The Rules & Scoring )
The Movies )
The Picks )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (chloe sullivan)
I've been hitting myself for not being very active on LJ this month outside of Chuck reviews (LOL) and it's very simple - January has been a pretty non-interesting month for my free time which has limited what I have to talk about that isn't about my struggles with cutting specific angles with a circular saw (and the frustration in finding the spare battery for the cordless drill to be not charged) or the unrelenting misery of filing/organizing papers. Yadda, yadda, yadda ... Instead, how about a meme that I borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] beautygirl777 & [livejournal.com profile] awesomemmerz?

15 Q&As on Smallville, Chuck, Seeker & Merlin )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (anime)
The start of the year means looking back and creating the annual fanfic index of the previous year. I skipped this last year because I woefully produced barely any in 2008 but with a resurgence in 2009 I thought it'd only be right to include it in this post. I'm eager to see how much I ended up writing and where I can improve, and what stories I need to continue (because I will).

2008 Fanfiction )

2009 Fanfiction )

Looking Towards 2010 )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (anime)
A shipping meme taken from the effervescent [livejournal.com profile] indefiance:

* Eight ships you like: (in no particular order)
01 Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter)
02 Uzumaki Naruto/Haruno Sakura (Naruto)
03 Clark Kent/Lois Lane (Smallville/DC Comics/Superman)
04 Luke Skywalker/Mara Jade (Star Wars)
05 Peter Parker/Gwen Stacy (Marvel Comics)
06 Dick Grayson/Barbara Gordon (DC Comics)
07 Clark Kent/Chloe Sullivan (Smallville)
08 Scott Summers/Jean Grey (Marvel Comics)

* Four ships you're curious about:
09 Richard Cypher/Kahlan Amnell (Legend of the Seeker)
10 Tony Stark/Pepper Potts (Iron Man/Armored Adventures/Marvel comics)
11 Chuck Bartowski/Sarah Walker (Chuck)
12 Anakin Skywalker/Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars Clone Wars)

* Two ships you never liked:
13 Severus Snape/Lily Potter (Harry Potter)
14 Uchiha Sasuke/Haruno Sakura (Naruto)

The Q&A's )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (harry potter)
I don't know if it was Christmas Day or Eve, but the morning of, I woke up from the strangest dream where I was defending my family from the triumvirate of Merlin, Albus Dumbledore & Gandalf. They were there to take my family or something and were deflecting my defense blasts with ease. Somehow it turned out to be a misunderstanding and things seemed to be resolved by the time I woke up. It was strange to say the least, especially with the dream centered around my home which is something that doesn't happen that often in my dreams that I can recall.

I saw [livejournal.com profile] amelia_seyroon post this meme a few weeks ago and I thought I'd have a go in this inbetween time of end of year/start of year.

A Year of First Lines )
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (sci-fi)
Of all the social type of websites that have popped up in the last 4-5 years, I'd have to say Twitter is the one that I find myself using the most. I've had an account there going on 2 years, and it's so easy and friendly to use that it's hard to stay away at times. Effortless.

Normally that's pretty much all I'd have to say on it since it's self explanatory but lately its been on my mind because of the timeline problems I've been having when using a desktop client. At times the timeline will become static for lengthy periods of time, making the client useless and forcing me to check the main twitter website on the browser. Originally I thought it was just a problem of the client I was using at the time, but looking at Twitter's own status blog cleared up the fact that they were struggling with that bug from their side.

It still hasn't fixed itself but has happened less often as the days go by. Less annoying than having the website be down, but still annoying nonetheless. I thought I'd use my current twitter-obsessed mind to wonder what everyone else is using to view their tweets and share what I've used in the past.

What I have used to Tweet )

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