very_improbable: (ono/gaga)
2010-12-26 11:43 pm
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first rec of my random Yule-trawlings

You guys. Lyonnesse is an amazingly spot-on post-canon story for William Gibson's Bigend trilogy (Pattern Recognition/Spook Country/Zero History). I love the style, the characters, the worldview, the vocabulary, basically everything, and if I were to check my Twitter feed on reveal day to find William Gibson confessing that he had slipped into Yuletide incognito and written it himself I would not be at all surprised.

The very young label rep had spoken over the phone, apologetically, of porousness. Not so much breaches of security as a molecular digestion of boundaries, in an era where the warp and woof of sensitive diplomatic correspondence were indistinguishable from those of pirated Lady Gaga singles. Curfew fans were the very demographic to believe that information wanted to be free, if rocks could be said to want to be downhill, and the spirit of indie rock lacked the budget and will to stand in their way. Hollis got the impression that this had been a stealth marketing initiative, at some sub-Bigend level, or an informal request for proposals.
very_improbable: Drowsy Chaperone raising a glass. "I'll drink to that." (drink to that)
2010-12-25 04:22 pm
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best Christmas ever

Holy cow, there are twelve Oglaf stories in Yuletide.
very_improbable: Harmony in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" discussing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (rudolph?)
2010-07-23 12:28 pm

all right, fine

As entertaining as the results of trying to google this have been so far, they have not turned up the story I was looking for, so: What's the story where John and Rodney accidentally get into a BDSM relationship?

(ETA: Thanks to alert reader [personal profile] aris_tgd, we find that the story is Too Good, by [livejournal.com profile] crysothemis.)

The reason I'm asking is that in the latest Dear Sugar column we learn that THIS CAN REALLY HAPPEN.

Is this or is this not the best thing you've heard all day?
very_improbable: Heath Ledger as the Joker. Caption: "He'd seen how civilized men behave" (civilized men)
2010-06-16 12:02 pm
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OH MAN.

via [personal profile] thingswithwings, the awesomest thing I have seen on the internets of late:

A terribly serious and courageous act of Personal Sharing by [personal profile] deepad. This is pretty much the only time you'll hear me say this: Do not skip the comment section.
very_improbable: Lady Gaga flipping the bird; caption: "You want 'Freebird'? Here. Here's a free bird." (free bird)
2010-06-12 12:43 am
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Gaga GIP

Because we all need a good GFY icon sometimes.
very_improbable: Belle smiling (belle)
2010-05-25 02:08 pm

"But I thought they were going to tell us what the Island was!"

I refuse to believe that each life ends in tragedy. And I know that each life ends in death.
- Jon Carroll

This is my finale post. It's not very long. )
very_improbable: Dominic da Vinci with the quotation "I'm an anomaly and an anachronism, but I'm not alone." (not alone)
2010-05-24 07:10 am
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(no subject)

I am so okay with that.
very_improbable: Moss from The I.T. Crowd: "slightly larger glasses" (it crowd)
2010-05-18 11:47 am
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Things I've learned from the internet

Frigging EVERY show I don't watch has someone named "Chuck" in it.
very_improbable: Starbuck; caption "The way things are" (the way things are)
2010-05-13 12:00 am
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another unpopular LOST opinion:

Well, I quite liked "Across the Sea."
very_improbable: a low table with floor seats and a Japanese screen (red room)
2010-05-12 10:38 pm
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a rec that I do not advise you to start at bedtime

Concession, a novella-length Iron Man (movieverse) story by [personal profile] obsession_inc, is the most unputdownable thing I've read in some time.

Christine Everhart does her job, in a chilling mystery/suspense plot that goes AU after the first movie. It is deftly constructed, sharply characterized, intelligent and disturbing and altogether believable in terms of the canon on which it draws. To say more would be to give away too much.
very_improbable: Mayor Garcia from "The Dark Knight" (mayor garcia)
2010-05-05 11:43 am
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very_improbable: Starbuck smoking a cigar (starbuck)
2010-04-11 09:05 pm
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holy craaaap

I know everyone else has seen the BSG shot-for-shot remake of the "Sabotage" video by now, but you all neglected to tell me about it.
very_improbable: Dumbledore's Army logo with text: "Yo ho, haul together, hoist the colors high." (yo ho)
2010-04-10 07:14 pm

Right-o.

I have had enough interstitial video ads sprung on me. I can haz dreamwidth nao kthx.

ETA: I like it when I get to click on something that says (as the last page of the Import Journal process does), "This process cannot be undone. Make sure you are happy with the choices you have made."