redbrunja: (dollhouse | three years by my side)
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 01:11 am
For her 700th post, [ profile] stainofmylove decided to list her ten favorite male and ten favorite female characters from television and movies. IN ORDER.

Challenge accepted.

via [ profile] stainofmylove: "A favorite character is an interesting thing. Sometimes it's aspirational, sometimes it's about feeling a deep kinship, and sometimes the character is just so fucked up and funny and smart and weird etc. etc. that I just find them fascinating."

redbrunja: (himym | girlfriends)
Friday, December 9th, 2011 09:43 pm
Is this true?

Robin is actually going to have the professional success she deserves?
redbrunja: (himym | caught feelings)
Friday, August 19th, 2011 09:49 am
Oh my god, why are all my ships trying to kill me at once? Last night I skimmed through Iron Man 2 and was just slayed by the way – okay, you know how some couples pine at each other and it's all in the eyes? Tony and Pepper don't. They just babble at each other and wide what's really going on under a sea of words. Also, Pepper totally doesn't take any of Tony's shit which is perfect.


This image of Barney and Robin surfaced:


And to think I'd been considering cutting HIMYM for my tv-schedule for my own sanity. I THINK MY SANITY'S A LOST CAUSE AT THIS POINT.
redbrunja: (dollhouse | dreaming of flight)
Saturday, June 4th, 2011 12:54 am
Five favorite beta or ambiguously canon* relationships (link goes to TVtropes)

*by "ambiguously canon", I mean a relationship that was never confirmed in canon to be a romantic one, or was only mentioned later through Word of God, whatever...

It is hard for words to express how much I don't want to go into the morass of what an "ambiguously canon" couple would even be; besides being another verse of the oh so dull canon vs fanon argument, I just don't care enough about authorial intent to care.

So have five of my favorite beta couples:

1.) Lily and Marshall, HIMYM.

2.) Marianne and Colonel Brandon, Sense & Sensibility.

3.) Sierra and Victor, Dollhouse.

4.) Tyler and Caroline, TVD

5.) Duke and Julia, Haven. I'm predicting, here, and so the end of the summer may involve returning to this post and laughing at how wrong I was, but I have a feeling that Duke and Julia continue their more antagonistic relationship and then have it skew romantic fast while Audrey and Nathan inch along.
redbrunja: (tb | fangbanger)
Monday, May 30th, 2011 10:26 am
Because[ profile] ignipes  is right – we all like talking about things we love - her are five fannish things I'm into right now:

1.) DeWitt/Dominic

2.) Farscape (I couldn't get into this show the first time I tried, but now I'm rewatching with my mom and I totally am. I'm still in the first season and can't wait to get to all the stuff I know happens later. But I can't wait it without my mom!)

3.) Tumblr (LJ may be TOTALLY DEAD but someone is going to be posting pretty pictures.)

4.) Barney/Robin.

5.) Rory/Amy. IDEK.

What are you loving right now, flist?
redbrunja: (lots | watch my back)
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 05:45 pm
Top 5 Partners

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Top 5 Vampires

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Top 5 Female Friendships

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Top 5 Friendships

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I'll be honest: I have a tendency to think in more romantic than platonic lines, so these two questions were a challenge!

Top 5 Female Villains

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Top five OTPs!

Okay, there are the pairings that I just can't quit - the ones that even when I don't want to ship them or think I should move on, I still love to pieces.

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Top Five Currently Airing Shows

Okay, this is a slightly biased question, given that several shows have just wrapped, leaving me vaguely disappointed, and several shows have not yet started with new episodes, leaving me hopeful and optimistic.

So I'm going to answer this question in a completely un-5-things format.

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Top five unexpected canon pairings

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Top Five Disney/Pixar Movies.

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Top Five Guilty Pleasures

(Be they shows, movies, books, manga... whatever. )

I defined 'guilty pleasures' as media that is not good enough I'd feel comfortable reccing it to just about anyone.

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Top Five Shows That Need More Fandom Love

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redbrunja: (himym | caught feelings)
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 12:41 am
Okay, I just finished watching the HIMYM season six finale and I HAD FEELINGS. )
redbrunja: (Default)
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 05:30 pm
Alice In Wonderland:

Inept Translations (Alice)


The Nature of Fire (Katara/Zuko)

Black Lagoon:

Making Good Choices (Rock/Revy)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer:

Belief (Anya)

Burn Notice:

Shotgun (Michael/Fi)

The Black Jewels Trilogy:

That Teenage Feeling (Saetan/Silvia)


I Wouldn't Stop For Red Lights
(Beckett, Alexis)


In The Blazing Offense (Jeff/Annie)
B– (Annie)
Campfire (Jeff/Annie)
Your Wake-Up Call Is Too Old For You (Jeff/Annie)
We Crashed Her Party (Britta, Abed, Troy)
History Of Film 201 (Annie/Abed)
Bad Metaphors (Jeff/Annie)
Leaving Home (Britta)
One Man Leaves (Jeff/Annie)

Criminal Minds:

Armor (JJ, Emily, Penelope)

Doctor Who:

Purple Toast (Amy/Doctor)
What Dreams May Come (Amy)

The Fall of Ile-Rien:

Progeny (Tremaine Ilias)


Dramatic Irony Sucks (Jesse/Rachel)
Ain't Too Proud To Plead (Jesse/Rachel)
A High-Toned Woman Will Make You Walk The Line (Jesse/Rachel)
Life After High School (Rachel)

Harry Potter:

Wake-Up Call (Hermione/Ron)
Dreams (Luna)
Unspoken (Neville/Ginny)

How I Met Your Mother:

Moving Sideways (Ted/Robin)

The Hunger Games:

Adjusting (Katniss)
Once We Were Warriors
Peeta, After (Peeta/Katniss)

Iron Man:

High Voltage (Pepper/Tony)

Legend of the Seeker:

Different Names For The Same Thing (Kahlan/Richard)
Seahawk (Cara)
Fecundity (Kahlan, Cara)
Blessings (Richard/Kahlan)
Warmth (Richard/Kahlan)


First Time Diving Off A Building (Parker)


White Noise (Thom/Alex)

The Old Kingdom Trilogy:

First Time (Sabriel/Touchstone)

Percy Jackson & The Olympians:

Fragile Tough Girl (Luke, Annabeth, Percy)

The Queen's Thief series:

Everybody Rolls With Their Finger's Crossed (Attolia)

Questionable Content:

Heaven In A Cup (Faye/Angus)

The Sarah Conner Chronicles:

Baby, Baby, Ain't It True I'm Immortal When I'm With You (Sarah Conner/Derek Reese)

True Blood:

Starvation (Jessica/Hoyt)
Drink Up Baby (Tommy/Jessica)
You're An Animal, Too (Jessica/Tommy)
A Dead Girl's Guide To Dating A Shifter (Jessica/Tommy)

The Vampire Diaries:

Love Is A Blood-Sport (Damon/Elena)
Your Childhood Home Is Just Powder-White Bone (Elena/Damon)
Smashed (Damon/Elena)
The Most Joyless Time Of Year (Damon/Elena)
The Only Shape I'll Pray To (Damon/Elena, Damon/Katherine)
Another Flashing Chance (Damon/Elena)
21st (Damon/Elena)
Get Thee Behind Me, Temptation (Elena/Damon)
You Take The High Road (Pearl, Katherine)
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (Caroline, Damon)
If Amber From Teen Mom Can Get A New Boyfriend So Can I (Caroline/Tyler)
Debatably First Date (Tyler/Caroline)


Text From Last Night Ficlets
(Community, Glee, HIMYM and The Vampire Diaries)
redbrunja: (xoxo | candy)
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 01:49 pm
I really, really thought that I was going to be one of those obnoxious people who finished their Yuletide in the first week after assignments went out. Yeah..... that didn't happen. The good news is that I'm finished with it now and pretty pleased with what I wrote. Now it's just hanging around waiting until AO3 will let me upload it.

On the subject of the holidays, I was really surprised this year at how many shows did a Christmas episode. Warehouse 13 (which I don't watch regularly but watched this one with my mom), Glee (which I stopped watching right before the Christmas episode), Community (WHOSE CHRISTMAS EPISODE I WILL BE WATCHING EVERY DECEMBER 24TH FROM NOW UNTIL FOREVER), and Leverage (whose x-mas episode I watched last night).

And frankly, really disliked.

More About Leverage's X-Mas Episode And An Old HIMYM X-Mas Episode )
redbrunja: (community | man is evil)
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 12:33 am
These were all written for [ profile] stainofmylove 's Texts From Last Night comment meme.

Do you ever wonder how many people have prayed for you to be a better person? (How I Met Your Mother)

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(203): I asked a girl to buy her a drink, she had I have a boyfriend, so I said, well i have a goldfish, she said what? I replied, oh I'm sorry I thought we were talking about shit that doesnt matter. (Glee)

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(703): we couldnt find her phone in the morning so i called it and found it under the bed. my name came up as 'regret' (The Vampire Diaries)

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im not picky. i just want someone whod go down on me while im writing my psych midterm paper. thats not a lot to ask.  (Community)

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redbrunja: (himym | girlfriends)
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 07:14 pm
Everything about the Marshall/Lily and Barney/Robin subplots of this weeks HIMYM were sheerest perfection. Especially the Barney/Robin subplot. I was practically vibrating with happiness. 
redbrunja: (himym | caught feelings)
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 09:19 pm


No love,
redbrunja: (Default)
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 10:35 pm
It's like television decided that since I'm not going to get a new episode of TVD this week, every other show is going to be fantastically awesome this week.

First, there was Castle, which was its usual fun frothiness with bonus steampunk. All The Songs Make Sense )

Then, this week's HIMYM was so full of deliciously perfect Barney/RobinA Real New Yorker... )

And then we have the episode whose quality really surprised me, Glee's "Duets."

Oh, How I Love You Baby, Baby, Baby! )
redbrunja: (glee | don't rain on my parade)
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 07:30 pm
Here are some of my responses to various comment-memes on lj.

 A Dead Girl's Guide To Dating A Shifter (Jessica, True Blood)

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Moving Sideways (Ted/Robin, HIMYM)

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A High-Toned Woman Will Make You Walk The Line (Jesse/Rachel, Glee)

This One Is NC-17, Fair Warning )

That Teenage Feeling (Saetan/Sylvia, The Black Jewels Trilogy)

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Ain't Too Proud To Plead (Jesse/Rachel, Glee)

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Unspoken (Neville/Ginny, Harry Potter)

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redbrunja: (tvd | je ne sais quoi)
Friday, September 24th, 2010 04:20 am
–I finished The Battle of the Labyrinth. And I honestly don't know who I ship more: Percy/Annabeth or Annabeth/Luke.

–I watched the premier of Glee, to which my main reaction was: why am I still watching this show? Also, have a gif:

Walk Away, And Tighten Up Your Pony Before You Get To Class! )

–HIMYM was enjoyable, if not earth shattering. Yeah, the writers are clearly being total cock-teases about us meeting the mother, but you know, I expect and have accepted that, so I can enjoy other things about the episode like:

"You Saucy Little Minx. You Sun-Dressed Up." )

–Community was fun, especially once the first, second-hand-embarrassing third of the episode was over. I cannot express how glad I am that this didn't lead into an extended version of TV Makes Sense. It Has Structure, Logic, Rules. And Likable Leading Men. In Life We Have This. We Have You. )

–And now, my vampiric love and favorite show of the entire year (summer or winter season, take your pick), The Vampire Diaries:

"Isn't Killing Cute, Defenseless Animinals The First Step In Becoming A Serial Killer?" )
*passes out mimosas and canapes*
redbrunja: (stock | reading is sexy)
Thursday, June 24th, 2010 08:09 pm
Right now, I have too fantastic (and extensive) comment memes in open windows. So to keep track of the fics that I want to be able to easily re-read, I'm going to be compiling links for my favorites. Which means that my lucky flist gets quick access to some of the best. (FYI, if you visit this post in a week, there will be more fics than there are now.)


There Is No Such Thing As Neutral (Rachel)
We Happy Few (Rachel)

Anne Of Green Gables:

Fairy Princess


My Hand Is Growing Weak (Briony)


As To Matters Of Dress (Sokka/Suki)


Lick Your Eyes & Then Mine (Catwoman/Batman)

Beauty & The Beast:

Hold Me Down (Belle/Beast)
Learning Humanity (Belle/Beast)

Being Human:

You Said Your Soul Would Linger On (Annie)


One Year Later (Brennan)
Turn Around Again (Angela)
Bones Break (Brennan)
Trust Not The Coyote (Caroline)
Conceptual Art Is Bullshit (Angela)
A Reasonable Explanation (Brennan)
Spent So Long Waiting Here (Booth/Brennan)


American Girls (Buffy)
Plans (Faith)
Tired Of Being Cautious (Fred)
Travel It All (Faith)
Razor's Edge (Buffy)
But You've Got The Headstone All Ready (Buffy)
There Is No Prince (Buffy/Giles)

Casino Royale:

Juggernaut Heart (Vesper)


Takedown (Beckett/Demming)

Carmen Sandiego:

The Catch Is You Stay & See What Becomes Of Us (Carmen/Waldo)


Fatherhood (Alexis)
The Magnificent Seven (Martha)


Do Not Go Gentle (Annie)
It's My Heart, Not Me, Who Cannot Drive (Britta, Jaye)
Take The Wheel (Britta)
On Hiatus (Britta)
My Smile Can Distract You (Annie)
Like A Child (Annie)
With The Lights Out It's Less Dangerous (Annie/Jeff)
Come A Little Bit Closer (Jeff/Annie)
Hey, Hey, You, You (Annie/Jeff)
TV Marathon (Jeff, Abed, Jeff/Annie)
In Limbo Part One and Part Two (Britta)
Sawdust (Britta/Abed)
This Could Be A Brand New Start (Britta)
Temporary (Jeff/Annie)

Criminal Minds:

Close To Home (JJ)
They Are My Own (Haley)
My Heart Has Lost It's Wind Now (Emily)
When It Doesn't Rain It Pours (Emily)
Self-Esteem Is Good For You (Garcia)
I'll Sing You All The Lullabies (They Never Sung For Me) (Elle)
Wrong Number (Garcia/Morgan)
Friday Night Goddess (Garcia, Reid)

Dark Angel:

The Tenderest Touch Leaves The Darkest Marks (Max)
Songs For Fighters (Max/Alec)


A Lion-Hearted Fucking Woman (Deb)
After The Deluge (Deb)

Doctor Who

I Think To Die Would Be An Awfully Big Adventure (Amy)
Climbing Back (Rose)
These Accidents of Faith and Nature (Amy)
Too Much Like A Fairy Tale (Amy)
The Good Wife (Martha)
We'll Be Their Storybook Heroes (Sally Sparrow)
Got A Sky Full of Stars (And Nothing Else) (Amelia Pond)
No Hero In Her Sky (Amelia)
First Run (River Song)
Lionesses (River Son/Liz X)


Painting The World You Want To See (Priya)


Phantom (Mina/Dracula)

Your Absence Has Gone Through Me (Inara/Nandi)
Meta (River)
Wolves (Zoe, Kaylee, River)

Fullmetal Alchemist:

Steadily (Riza)
There Goes My Gun (Riza & Rebecca)

Gilmore Girls:

A Perfect Haircut Every Day (Lane)


Waegukin (Tina)
Inscrutable (Tina/Mike)
As If You'd Just Woke Up (Rachel/Jesse)
Fathers and Mothers (Rachel)
Linear Progression (Shelby)
Sweep The Room With A Glance (Emma)

The Good Wife

I Lost My Teeth On The Edge Of A Glass (Kalinda)
Something To Think About (Kalinda)

Gossip Girl:

Wants (Blair)
Snapshot of the Artist (Vanessa)
You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl)
Everything Marissa Cooper Could Have Been (Serena, Summer)

Harry Potter:

On the Nature Of Hatred & It's Uses (Hermione)
Human Behavior (Bellatrix)
When Choice Means Leaving Everything Behind (Hermione)
No Take-Backs (Narcissa)
You Counting On My Failure Make Me Live (Lily/James)
It's Not A Joke (Tonks)
Blow Me Blue-Bell Bubbles (Alice)


Heart & Heaven (Meg)

How I Met Your Mother:

That Girl (Robin/Ted)

The Hunger Games:


Trust (Rue)
Rise & Fall (Prim)

In Plain Sight

The Art Of Ninja Origami (Mary/Marshall)
Hard Hats (Mary & Eleanor)
Ice Cream (Mary/Marshall)

Iron Man:

The Sea Makes Your Eyes Strange (Natasha Romanova)
Dust Out The Demons (Tony/Pepper)
Fast, Thorough, & Sharp As A Tack (Pepper/Tony)
Brutality (Tony, Emma Frost, Pepper)


Missed You All Along (Sarah)
Dreams (Sarah)

Legally Blonde:

Sugar, We're Going Down (Elle)

Legend of the Seeker:

Immune To Pathos (Cara)
It Feels Like Being Broken (Cara/Kahlan)
Dress Code (Kahlan/Cara)
Contrast (Cara/Kahlan)
Life Comes With A Rush (Cara/Kahlan)
Been A Long Road To Get Here (Kahlan)
Where Goodness Used To Be (Cara)
A Friendly Assist (Cara/Kahlan)


I've Looked At Love (Sophie)
Kisses (Parker)
A Lie Will-Told Is Immortal (Sophie)
Translations For Broken & Breaking Out (Parker, Nate)


Pretty As A Diagram (Reese)


Under The Greenwood Tree (Morgana/Merlin)
Pennies In A Jar (Morgana)


My Story Is Not Like Yours (Mulan)


We Laugh Indoors (Lilith)
She Doesn't Wanna Be (Just A Little Light Turning The Key) (Lilith)


One of those Mink-Coated Ladies (Susan)
The Story Of An Umbrella (Susan)
Just Like The Edge Of The World (Lucy)

The OC:

Houses Out Of Cardboard Boxes (Julie)

Pirates Of The Caribean:

O The Blood And The Treasure And Losing It All (Elizabeth/Will)

Practical Magic:

Fine As A Bridesmaid (Gillian)


Drove Like Bandits On The Freeway (Nick/Cassie)
Seeing (Cassie/Nick)


Story (Constance/Sunshine)

What I've Found (Vala)
Conflicting Mission Reports (Vala & Teyla)
5 Times Vala Threw Daniel A Birthday Party When It Wasn't His Birthday (Vala/Daniel)

Sherlock Holmes:

Play The Cards With Spades To Start (Irene)
"Damnation!" (Mary)

Star Trek:

Many Worlds (Naomi, Seven of Nine)
Lethal Poison Through The System (Uhura)
Maybe You Could've Been Something I'd Be Good At (Uhura/Gaila)


I Cast My Face Towards The Pavement (Melinda)


And I Don't Owe You A Damn (Bela)
Money (Bela)
An Endangered Species (Ellen, Jo)
Ongoing Arguments (Anna, Castiel)
Fractured (Jo)
Better Find Your Ticket (Bela)
Hurricane (Bela)


Light Is Less (Alanna)
Risk-Taking (Alanna)

True Bood:

Lay Down Your Burden (Jessica)
Language (Jessica)
In The End I Possess My Birthplace (Tara)
Looking For Her Ordinary World (Jessica)
Remember Me When Noses Start To Bleed (Pam/Eric)
I Used To Be A Bad Girl Too (Faith/Jessica)
When Life Gives You Lemons (Tara/Franklin)

The Vampire Diaries:

Roaring Twenties (Anna)
Child Of Mine (Pearl, Anna)
Take The Safety Off (Bonnie)
Old Relations (Bonnie/Elena)
Evolution Is Corruption (Damon/Elena)

Veronica Mars:

Lies, Damned Lies, & Statistics (Veronica)
Leave The Light On (Veronica/Logan)


That's How You Know (Lizzie)

White Collar:

Put Another Dime In (Diana)
redbrunja: (Brave New World)
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 09:09 pm
If you're obsessed with Amy/Eleven, you might want to watch this week's Doctor Who Confidential. While there is some really repetitive, people telling us things we already know times,snip, snip )

In other news, I watched HIMYM which I loved. I am really likingcut cut )
redbrunja: (The Girl Is Gone)
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 01:15 pm
You know, I actually found this episode tragic in a subdued way.

Although the scene with Barney and Ted's mom was straight-up hilarious. 
redbrunja: (A Falling Star Fell From Your Heart)
Thursday, April 15th, 2010 04:31 pm
gacked from.... I can't remember.

1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
2. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

1 Cara 
2 Richard
3 Zed
4 Buffy Summers
5 Chuck
6 Rose Tyler
7 Amelia Pond
8 The Eleventh Doctor
9 Ted Mosby
10 Pepper Potts

Fic Snippets )