28 August 2009 @ 11:21 pm
A few of you know of my extreme love for Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. For the rest, that name may be more familiar after his not-very-rockstar arrest made the internetz gossip sites a couple of days ago (driving without a valid Cali license). It's pretty much the most hilarious, ridiculous thing ever, except for how poor Patrick must be mortified. *squishes him*

Anyway, it's my bday very soon and this is my present to myself because I'm sad like that. I spent a stupidly long time putting together an EPIC trick-spam that presents a sort of chronological Evolution of Hot. Well, it's as chronological as i could get it without coming across as even more crazy. ;)

So, if you've ever wondered why I love this dude so damn much, take a look! :)

A quarter century of Stump )
Current Mood: accomplished
12 August 2009 @ 10:26 pm
Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] fairyspell! I hope you have a wonderful day, love. :) You're one of the most inspiring, generous and lovely people I know.

And although she's travelling around Europe at the moment, birthday wishes for [livejournal.com profile] kinseymill, too. Thank you for all your support, sweetie - it's meant a lot to me. Hope you're having a good time! :)

*big hugs* to you both! ♥
04 August 2009 @ 11:07 pm
Yeah, it was going to happen eventually...  
As you can imagine, I was extremely happy to see [livejournal.com profile] lady_razzle today. :) Of course, she didn't waste the opportunity to try and convert me to Merlin!

Yes, I quite liked it! I know, I know... I won't be dumping Mr. Stump to the wayside and fangirling Colin Morgan's ears anytime soon, but I definitely enjoyed it on its own slashy terms. Razzle said the first ep wasn't very slashy and after it had finished I asked: if that 'wasn't all that slashy', what the hell are the other eps like?! LOL.

At the very least, now I get to read the Merlin fics that Razzle and my other favourite flist authors write.

And Bradley James looks good in red. ;)
28 July 2009 @ 10:00 pm
Interesting article..  
J sent me this link from afterelton.com:

Buffy vs Torchwood: which did a better job of [!SPOILER!] its gay character?

I pretty much agree, which is not to say I don't still want to kick Joss a little bit!

In other Whedonverse news, it appears that Jamie Bamber has been signed to appear in an ep of Dollhouse. Have avoided the series so far for a few reasons but this pretty much resigns me to watch at least one ep. Damn it!


*big hugs* to all my girls who need it right now. <3
Current Mood: worried
09 July 2009 @ 10:20 pm
Torchwood day 4  
Spoilers )
22 June 2009 @ 11:48 pm
It's still the 22nd (just!), so I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] dissonant_dream!! I hope it was a good day, sweetie! :)
Current Mood: tired
18 June 2009 @ 09:21 pm
Icon post @ hazyhorizons  
[28] Star Trek XI
[04] Torchwood (Children of Earth promos)


Icons H E R E

Current Mood: nerdy
13 June 2009 @ 10:46 pm
Soooo I've been at work all day, but I'm still buzzing about last night.

I went to see the first ep of Torchwood season 3 at BFI Southbank with my lovely [livejournal.com profile] lady_razzle, courtesy of the awesome [livejournal.com profile] londinensa.


It was great to see Russell T. Davies at the Q&A - like Razzle, I've been a fan since Queer As Folk. Eve was as adorable as ever, and it was funny to watch Barrowman try and tone it down for once. :P He and Eve are like giggling schoolgirls.

Afterwards, Razzle, Li and I went to Las Iguanas, where I had yet more cheesecake (although i did share it this time, honest!) and we cursed the BBC for not giving us an airdate for S3 yet.

If I was 8 I'd probably be writing the BBC a begging letter, like the time I asked them to move Dukes of Hazzard to earlier in the evening so it didn't clash with my bedtime. (They actually sent me a letter back, which i still have. Although they didn't alter the time, the bastards.)

It was such an awesome event to go to. Thanks so much, ladies! ♥
Current Mood: good
11 June 2009 @ 08:39 pm
Girls Aloud @ Wembley Arena, 26-05-09  
Oops, this was over 2 weeks ago and I've only just got around to posting about it. But don't worry, I don't expect anyone on my flist to give a damn about GA - I just want to record it here. I've been into girl groups since I was little and adored Bananarama. Then it was The Bangles; now it's Girls Aloud. So now you know my dirty little secret. :p

Review, pics and vids under the cut.

Disco dancing with the lights down low )
Current Mood: tired
08 June 2009 @ 09:00 pm
Birthday time!  
Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] mellacita!! I know you're not the biggest fan of birthdays but I hope you have a good, stress-free day regardless. You're a great friend and I love spending time with you - and hopefully will again this autumn? hint hint! ;)

*big hugs*
Current Mood: rushed
01 June 2009 @ 08:23 pm
Fangs up, Cobra-style  
Decided to post in reverse, so Cobra is first up on the recap.

On Friday I travelled down to London yet again - this time to see Cobra Starship at ULU. A total bonus was meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] lady_razzle there; at the last minute she'd been able to get hold of a ticket. :D I had no idea she liked CS, but it turns out we have v. similar musical tastes (Girls Aloud aside!).

We got into the venue really early and proceeded to skip the three (yes, THREE) support acts in favour of sitting and talking haha. At this point I'm going to complain about the lack of alcohol at the venue. A gig at a student union and no bloody beer? What is this fuckery?! The support bands certainly had access to beer, if not food (most of them were so skinny it was frightening).

FINALLY, Cobra came on. We stood pretty much at the back but because the venue was tiny we had a great view. The stage was of course rather on the small side and it was amusing to watch Gabe trying to bounce about and sling his microphone stand around in the cramped conditions. Dude never stands still. The crowd were practically on the stage too, which really fed the energy.

Smile real wide for the pa-pa-pa-pa-paparazzi: photos and vids under cut )
Current Mood: good
23 May 2009 @ 09:16 pm
So, as usual I'm doing things about 6 months after everyone else, but I've now got a Dreamwidth journal (thanks to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] londinensa). It's not called 'friending' over there, right? Well whatever it's called, you can add me over there as hazyshade. ;) I think it's really just going to be a back-up for LJ once I, er, work out how to do that.

I also have 2 invite codes if anyone would happen to like one. :)

Today finds me reading Star Trek XI fic. It was really only a matter of time!

Current Mood: peaceful
13 April 2009 @ 12:12 am
Oh wow, it turns out I've been 'angry' for the past two posts.

Time for some more chocolate and mellowing out, haha

Current Music: Patrick Stump - Love Lockdown cover
Current Mood: embarrassed
12 April 2009 @ 11:54 pm
Amazon = FAIL  
Amazon Rank

So it turns out Amazon.com are removing the sales rankings from gay and lesbian books on the basis that they're 'adult' and will upset a section of their customer base. Yet books of Playboy centrefolds or trashy Jackie Collins books full of crappy smut aren't deemed adult and have their rankings left intact. It's basically the equivalent of hiding the LGBT books on the top shelf.

The really idiotic thing is, most of these books are just textbooks on queer theory, or books on the history of homophobia (oh the irony), or books designed to help confused teenagers come to terms with who they really are. :( They've even taken the ranking off Stephen Fry's and John Barrowman's autobiographies.

Search for 'homosexuality' on Amazon.com and you get an array of books about 'curing' it with jesus and the like. That says it all, really. So much fail. :(

Here's a link if anyone wants to read more about it:

@ jezebel.com


In happier news, I've been to see my granddad today and he's doing a lot better. He's put on a lot of the weight he lost and is so much more like himself. :)
Current Mood: angry
21 March 2009 @ 05:58 pm
Thoughts on the last ever episode of BSG..  
Should probably sleep on it, but oh well.

Spoilerage - emphasis on the RAGE )

I need a drink, stat.
Current Mood: angry
18 January 2009 @ 10:44 pm
Icon post @ hazyhorizons  
Oops, I'd meant to post the link to this ages ago. Sorry for the spam!

[8] Smallville (inc. promos for 8x10 'The Bride')
[3] The Simpsons
[3] Torchwood cast @ The Hub, Oct' 08
[2] Sweeney Todd
[2] My Name Is Earl
[1] BSG cast
[1] Lord of the Rings
[1] Eva Green
[1] Angelina Jolie
[1] Tina Fey
[1] Eliza Dushku


Over H E R E
Current Mood: ditzy
18 January 2009 @ 09:59 pm
BSG musings  
BSG 4x11 'Sometimes a Great Notion'

Not sure what to feel about this one...

Spoilers within! )
Current Mood: mellow
17 January 2009 @ 11:12 pm
Bday time!  

I hope you had - and are still having - a great day. ;) I love you muchly! *hugs and kisses*
31 December 2008 @ 04:43 pm
Goodbye 2008  
Apparently I've not been receiving comment notifications for over a week, so I apologise if I haven't responded to anyone. Am i the only one having this problem at the moment? Grrrr.

Anyway, I wish everyone a good evening tonight (or, for some on my friends list, last night *is confused*). And thank you to all those who have stuck by me this past year - you're true blue and I love you lots.

I hope 2009 is a great year for all of us!
*hugs* xx
Current Mood: huh?
30 December 2008 @ 10:54 pm
Hazy's State of the TV Season (or something)  
Because I finally have time to jot down a few thoughts on the US Autumn/Fall TV season so far. Or, more specifically, the shows I've watched: Smallville, Heroes, Dexter and 30 Rock.

Ruminations - beware of spoilers! )

FWIW, my highlight of the UK Autumn season was C4's The Devil's Whore.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: America's Suitehearts - Fall Out Boy