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24 June 2012 @ 08:41 pm
revenue can bite me  
I love how One Direction fandom is slowly drawing all the old bandomers out of retirement ... I suppose none of us had far to go in terms of RPF fandom. I don't remember bandom being this insane? Maybe because we saved the best crazy for ourselves and didn't dish it out to the poor unsuspecting band members. (Band members, hur hur.)

Now that I am actively using this lj again instead of just skimming my flist, WOW, has the basic style ever got ugly. Can anyone explain why, when I go to leave a comment, I see the comment box plus a check-box for EVERY SINGLE ONE of my 200+ icons? It makes scrolling and navigation exceptionally tiresome. Make it go away, someone. And the font ... does not get better with time. Nor does the fact that they deleted the margins. What's with the margin-hate, seriously. MARGINS NEED LOVE TOO PEOPLE.

Does anyone have good podcast recs? I've spent the day listening to the Guardian on books while painting, and ended up with non-water-based gloss all over my phone. I do not think these things are unrelated. Is the general contempt for Guardian readers based on how effing pretentious it is? Please, spare me from this tomorrow. I have seventeen more architraves to paint and I've already listened to all the Ferretbrain ones.

In conclusion, Zayn, what are you ACTUALLY DOING. (Answers no less than 500 words.)
Riakessie on June 24th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
....that picture, jfc.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: sticks Louisscoradh on June 25th, 2012 09:49 am (UTC)

... actually that would be awesome. Panic and FOB having a hands-off with 1D. :P

Also my ten 1D icons are they only ones I'm using, MY LIFE.
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on June 24th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
What kind of podcasts?

Zayn's just a friendly guy, okay? And there happen to be some cute bums around to grab. Harry similarly seems to be in the process of trying to grope Zayn and Liam. So would I, I think, given the chance.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: my carrotscoradh on June 25th, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
Oh, ANYTHING. I burned through the Ferretbrain ones and Shakepeare's Restless World and the Art of Monarchy, got flamed by how big of an asshole Melvin Bragg is which puts me off In Our Times, and just - random stuff. Books, films, books, philosophy? Interesting. Particularly if they have listenable voices (SUCK IT, MELVIN BRAGG).

I think the only thing that would make this MORE excellent is if they were all going for grabs. Liam is NEARLY THERE, Niall's gone off to the zoo again, but Louis is really not committed to sparkle motion here. Hands DOWN, love. (Also it's a bit worrying that I can tell them apart by their legs.)
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on June 25th, 2012 11:10 am (UTC)
Well, if you enjoy the Daily Show John Oliver has a news podcast called The Bugle that I highly enjoy. I also like How To Do Everything, and The Flophouse (a bad movie watching podcast) and The Thrilling Adventure Hour (live recordings that sound like old time radio -- if you check it out they have lots of different serials and the best one is Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars). I also enjoy How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner but I think she may be a very specific niche audience.

I don't think Liam has quite gotten to the point of being an ass-grabber without prompting, and Niall is Niall, but I am genuinely disappointed in you, Mr. Tomlinson. How could you miss such a golden opportunity?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: b&w Louisscoradh on June 25th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
The Daily Show ... it's a thing I think I know about but like other American stuff (Ring Dings, non-socialised healthcare) I actually don't. Which is a pretty good reason to listen to that podcast. These all sound cool, particularly the Flophouse. Thank you!

Can you imagine if ass-grabbing or, like, touching in general was their superpower? And once Louis had unlocked Liam's latent ability he went off touching EVERYONE, like security guards and baristas and librarians, so Harry had to take him aside and give him the 'great power, great responsibility' talk. OH MY BRAIN.
Harry's complete lack of ducksharriet_vane on June 25th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
Well, point of interest, John Oliver is English and the Bugle actually used to be sponsored by The Guardian until they got dropped a few months ago. So it's about half European "news" and about half American and really hilarious.

I'm not convinced that's NOT Louis's superpower, frankly.
phamalamaphamalama on June 24th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
hahaha he's showing his bisexuality? OTL
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 1D: screaming Louisscoradh on June 25th, 2012 09:54 am (UTC)
I feel that would fail to express everything that's going on in this picture of wonder. I feel glue must be involved. Maybe GLITTER GLUE.