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Aug. 6th, 2011 07:24 pm
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On another post, [personal profile] ruuger mentioned being unable to find old [livejournal.com profile] bendybendy/[livejournal.com profile] bendy1 icons now that those journals have been deleted. Being a Bendy fan myself, I happen to have a TON saved on my computer. I uploaded them to a photobucket album in case anyone else has a need for snarky and silly JM icons. I have some Torchwood, some text-only JM quotes, and a bunch of JM at cons and in other roles.

(Of course, if you use any of them, please credit her and not me!)

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Himber Entertainment can confirm that James will be appearing at Monster Mania, August 21-23 at Cherry Hill, NJ, subject to work commitments. He will be signing autographs ($40) and posing for photographs ($60) on the Saturday and Sunday only. Sales will be on the day and in cash. He hopes to do a Q&A but the date and time are to be confirmed. More information, as we know it, will be found at www.jamesmarsters.com

Tickets and further details of the event can be found at http://www.monstermania.net/index.html.
James' attendance at this event is sponsored by J&J Collectibles (www.jjcollectibles.com)

Gah! Cherry Hill? That's less than 15 minutes from where I used to live. Methinks a visit to the parentals might be in order for that weekend.

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Already did this one once, but I commented on [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle's post, so she gave me five more things to talk about. Her list:


James Marsters

Read more... )

I figure anyone who wanted to do this replied the first time around, so let me know if you're just commenting or if you want to play.


Feb. 16th, 2009 12:38 pm
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So, I seem to have made it through another JM event without serious mishap (although we were sans [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly). I was pretty much an idiot right off the bat when I left my ticket at home, and had to backtrack 20 minutes to get it, but I still managed to get there in time for dinner with [livejournal.com profile] seductivembrace (I've never gone 90 before!). It was a lot of fun, and mucho thanks to her for letting me crash in her hotel room.

Concert )


Jan. 12th, 2009 07:14 pm
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I just got the ticket in the mail today, which reminded me that I never mentioned I bought a ticket for JM's concert thingy in February. I was going to go, and then I wasn't because I didn't want to go by myself, but then I checked the ticket website, and it just happened to give me the seat next to [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly, so I figured it was fate. I'm just going to the concert, and not staying overnight or anything, so I'll probably spend more time driving than actually being there, but what the hey.


Aug. 20th, 2008 05:49 pm
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Another kitty picspam, because my cat's insane. Behind the cut because it's definitely not dial-up friendly.

Chelsea! )
And of course, a happy birthday today to our darling James, who is now 2 years younger than twice my age! It gets less creepy every year, kids! :)


Jul. 29th, 2008 12:09 pm
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I'm almost out of post topics, so if you want to ask a question or suggest something for me to talk about, go here to do it. [profile] scarlett2u asked, "Who was your first RL crush? Your first celebrity crush?"

Wow, that's a hard one. I've had so many crushes it's hard to remember. I guess my first RL crush was on a boy named Lee, in kindergarten. We lived on the same street. I was totally boy crazy as long as I can remember, but it was all silly writing notes to my friends about them and giggling about it at recess. Never actually went so far as to talk to the guys. But my first serious crush, like when I was old enough to date and actually do something about my crush, was freshman year of high school.

Boys! )
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Just throwing it out there that I will definitely be going to Fangoria this year. I managed to talk my friends into it - in fact, the two college roommates who got me into Buffy in the first place, one of whom I haven't seen since college, so it'll be kinda like a reunion. We may also be bringing along one or two of Becky's other more recent conversions (Becky is quite the Buffy evangelist). How many people can we cram into one hotel room?? lol

So anyway, assuming I don't get stuck in a traffic jam and miss half the day like last year, maybe I'll see some of you. :)
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Just dropping by to wish you all a happy new year. I've got a chapter of Slay Bells to post up, but I've been all kinds of busy/distracted for the past couple days. New Year's Eve was fun, no buildings were burned to the ground despite the city's insane decision to shoot off fireworks in the middle of downtown rather than over the river (two blocks over) like non-pyromaniacs, and no eyes were poked out by champagne corks, although it was touch and go there at 11:59 when we couldn't get the damn bottle open.

This is my first new year in central Pennsylvania, and I discovered something hilarious about the way it's celebrated. Maybe other places do this, too, but they never did it where I'm from. I'm sure you're all familiar with the ball dropping in Times Square. Well, here in central PA, every town drops something that has some connection to the town. So, for example, Hershey drops a Hershey's kiss. Mechanicsburg drops a wrench. Lancaster drops a red rose, and I think York drops a white rose... or if they don't, they should. Carlisle drops a car (that seems dangerous to me, but it's their second annual car-dropping, so I'm assuming they did it last year without any casualties). And my personal favorite, Lebanon drops a 150 lb. bologna, which is then donated to a local homeless shelter or something.

God, this state is weird.

Anyway, I also went to see P.S. I Love You today. Now, I do not go see movies in theaters. You know how commercials say, "If you only see one movie this year..."? Well, that's pretty much me, and if it weren't for our Jimmy, this would NOT be my one movie. But I'll admit, fifty-foot James is worth the matinee price. He is cheek-pinchingly adorable. Nice change of pace for him to play a nice guy instead of a villain. He does the sweet, loving husband and best friend really well. He had a decent amount of screen time in the first half of the movie, and a few really nice scenes (loved him at the wake, and defending his flat ass). The rest of the movie? Blah. I do not like Hilary Swank, and I especially do not like her as the lead in a romantic comedy. She and Gerard Butler had zero chemistry, and most of the time I just wanted to smack her character for being bitchy, whiny, and/or completely irrational.

I can see why Gerard Butler might appeal to some people, but personally, he doesn't do it for me. Same for Harry Connick, Jr. and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, so other than James, the eye candy was pretty much nil. Gina Gershon, on the other hand, is adorable (how have I never seen her in anything else?), and she and JM definitely win for awesomest couple in the film. And Kathy Bates just rocks. The movie had some definite funny moments, but it was cheesy as all get-out. I have a high tolerance for romantic comedies, but this one had me rolling my eyes. The only scene that even remotely tugged at my heart strings was when Harry Connick, Jr. does his little speech about wanting to be somebody's Gerry before leaving Hilary in the restaurant.

Ireland's damn pretty, though. Why did I only go to Dublin when I was there? We're gonna need to fix that.
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I just got my new James CD (Like a Waterfall). I'm pretty late to the party here, since most people seem to have gotten their CDs at the LA launch, or from people who went to the launch and brought home extra copies. I think this is the kind of CD that needs to grow on me. I liked it better the second time I listened to it. Musically, it's better than Civilized Man, but since I'm not at all familiar with any of these songs, they don't yet inspire the "aww, bless, it's James" fuzzy feelings that his earlier stuff does. Also, I have virtually no experience hearing these live (I've only been to one concert, and sadly, the four-hour traffic jam left more of an impression than the actual concert), so unlike most people, I'm not comparing these versions to live performances that may have been better or different. More detailed thoughts under the cut.

Also, I bought Christian Kane's CD (Kane - which is the name of both the band and the album) a couple weeks ago, and I can't help comparing the two a little bit. I LOVE Kane - it's very country, and I don't usually do country, but it's just so infectious, I can't help singing along (and I've noticed myself adopting a slight southern drawl when I do... this could also have to do with my recent love affair with Friday Night Lights). I'm impressed with CK's lyrics (especially when I compare them to James), and I think his band has a more cohesive sound than James and his random collection of musicians (seriously, either get yourself a band again or do the whole thing alone). I don't really see anyone who's not already a James fan enjoying his music, but Kane make me go, "Lindsey who?"
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Okay, I just watched James Marsters' movie "Shadow Puppets," and it was... yikes. It's so cute how James acts as though he's in a real movie. But seriously, the only saving grace (heh) is that James spends a good chunk of the movie in his undies. Don't get the wrong idea - if you're just watching for James, it's probably worth sitting through. But if you're looking for an actual psychological thriller, look elsewhere. It's the kind of movie you need to watch with other people, so you can make fun of it the whole time (and ogle JM). Sadly, I had no one to watch with me, so I did the next best thing - IM conversation during the movie! One of my dear Buffy-obsessed friends from college was lovely enough to chat with me throughout the whole thing, even though she wasn't actually watching the movie (and after our conversation, she probably never will). I've posted my play-by-play commentary (with occasional interjections from said friend, hereafter known as "K") behind the cut, for anyone else who doesn't want to watch alone - or who just wants to laugh. Obviously, this totally spoils the movie, so don't read if you intend to watch the movie and want to be surprised.

Shadow Puppets - Eowyn's commentary )
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