osaraba: (sherlock sj prove we're clever)
I HAVE ARRIVED IN LOS ANGELES SAFE AND SOUND!

That was Sunday, actually. Earlier today (Monday) Liz and I drove around, had lunch with one of her coworkers who telecommutes, went window shopping for beds, picked up a few things at Ikea, then had dinner with a friend of Liz's coworkers who had previously given me some LA-neighborhood advice. Her name is Amy and I'll be meeting up with her again on Saturday! (YAY NEW FRIENDS!!!)

All in all a very busy day, and I'm pretty exhausted now at the end of it.

Liz is leaving tomorrow afternoon so we're going for a ride on Mulholland Drive for the view, then stopping at some ridiculous place we saw in Burbank for 5 chili burgers for $5, and then going on to LAX where she will leave me all alone in my new home-- to return to NYC, where all the fun stuff is happening (I just know it).

If you've missed out on all my pic posting from the road trip, check them out on my tumblr. I think I did a pretty good job at updating and documenting some of the highlights.
Start with the bottom of page 2 and work your way "backwards" to the top of page 1.
osaraba: (p!atd bden guitar)
But hey look, this is what happened tonight (Patrick was actualfax this close. *_____* http://lockerz.com/s/156835692), and it was the best possible follow-up to fun times earlier today!

I took video of my two favorites, Everybody Wants Somebody and Run Dry (X Heart X Fingers), plus his impromptu cover of Steve Goodman's The City of New Orleans! I'm currently uploading them to my youtube and linking from my tumblr, so check back in a few hours!

After the show I actually got to ask him "...so what's next?" and he started answering like, this was the last stop on the tour, there's nothing else scheduled, etc., but I said, "no, no, I mean, what's your next style of music?" I had wanted to explain that I was referencing this interview he'd given where he implied he wanted to do all different styles -- the one where he says he did the R&B album first because doing it when you're older is kind of creepy -- but there was a long line and although Patrick would've stopped to chat with everyone, the security was rushing us all through pretty quickly. But then he went and tweeted this a little later and I can't help but think that it was in response to my question (though tbf probably other fans asked it too?). I'm going to just go on believing it was all me.

[livejournal.com profile] merelyn got a quick photo for me, though, and I'm really quite pleased at how it turned out! =DDD




Hey, did I ever post about the P!ATD M&G I got to go to at the Philly show? ALSKDJFALSJFLSAJFLSAJ I'll post about that next (even though it's been almost two weeks now).
osaraba: (p!atd spencer shiiiiny)
Because of this photo of Spencer Smith's stupid, smiley, squishy face THAT I WANT TO BITE, and his hair that I WANT TO RUN MY HANDS THROUGH AND MESS UP SO BADLY.



ETA: DOWNLOAD LINKS:
- P!ATD iTunes Live EP, which I haven't even had time to listen to yet!
- Mercenary, released on the Batman: Arkham City Soundtrack
- Ready To Go (Take 40 Live Lounge Acoustic), with all the fan cheering at the beginning cut out, of course
osaraba: (laby sarah !)
I've had an insanely busy week in Indonesia. Liz and I landed in Jakarta on Saturday night local time and spent two days there with family. Then:

- flew out to Bali (with my cousin Ade and her friend/coworker who were on business) for three days wherein we stayed at a beach resort hotel and did SO MUCH EATING. AND SHOPPING. I actually got these awesome awesome bone talons with a wing shaped carved on one side (almost exactly like this pair).
- flew back to Jakarta Thursday night, SAW A CONCERT (the famous boy band kahitna, don't even ask) then drove out to Bandung on Friday for shopping and food
- drove back on Saturday; Liz flew back to NYC
- flew out super early on Sunday morning to Kalimantan (with Ade's friend/coworker for more business)

It's Monday now and I'm sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for Yantri to finish up her business. Our flight back to Jakarta is at 6pm tonight and I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to being able to sleep without having a specific wake up time. Especially one that's not 4am to catch a flight, or to go to the floating market before it disperses.

Here are a few photosets of some highlights:

- Bali resort hotel
- traditional market in Bali
- driving and traffic in Indonesia
- Banjarmasin Floating Market in Kalimantan

In more detail.... )

And last (for now), but not least... and weirder than I can possibly express... I... didn't realize this at all until about an hour ago, but... Panic! At the Disco is playing Big Wave Festival in Jakarta tomorrow. And... I'll be in Jakarta tomorrow... so, I'm going to try to get tickets.

HOW FUCKING WEIRD IS MY LIFE?!

Like [livejournal.com profile] asolarfever said on twitter, I'll be able to say I've seen them in two countries! (Even if it'll be ridiculously weird that those two countries are THE US and INDONESIA. O_O

This totally beats the (probably unpopular) awkwardness I feel about the news of Bden & Sarah's engagement. =/

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Feel free to ask any questions you want about Indonesia; I'm sort of keeping things (relatively) brief in this post, but I don't mind expounding furthur on anything you're interested in. =D
osaraba: (Default)
IT FIGURES MY DRUNK POSTING WOULD BE ABOUT PETE WENTZ. I DON'T EVEN LIKE HIS MUSIC. FALL OUT BOY SUCKS. THE BLACK CARDS ISN'T ACTUALLY BETTER, THOUGHT THEY ARE MILDLY TOLERABLE IN THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES. (THOSE BEING "DRUNK" AND "DANCING AT A CLUB".)

BUT I SAW HIM TONIGHT AT CRIMSON IN MANHATTAN AND LOLLLLLZZZZZZZZ, HE'S JUST TOO ADORABLE FOR WORDS. I CAN'T ACTUALLY NOT LIKE HIM. BECAUSE HE'S, LIKE, PETE WENTZ -- THE DEVIL INCARNATE -- AND I'VE ALWAYS HAD A WEAKNESS FOR THE DEVIL.

<333333

My extremely drunk post of Pete and Bebe.

My slightly less-drunk tumblr-post.



Sorry for so much CAPSLOCK.
osaraba: (p!atd bden yesssss)
I always end up meeting the coolest people waiting on line, or even just next to me in the crowd, etc. And somehow I'm not shy about starting up a conversation with strangers at a concert like I am pretty much EVERYWHERE ELSE. [livejournal.com profile] starsparkle333 suggested that it's because we're all there for the same reason/same interest, but I'm still super shy about chatting up strangers even at CONS, with fangirls, ffs!

...and did I mention how many lovely, lovely fellow bandom fangirls I met and chatted and squeed with yesterday? ILU GUYS! <333

In any case, some guy ordered too much pizza and offered my group the extra slices (which was awesome because other than a jamba juice at 2pm, that would be all I would eat until 11pm). And then I made two friends waiting in line. One SKYDIVES as like, a serious hobby -- like, she goes every weekend or something and packs her own chute and dives alone (not tandem) and she's like, I COULD TEACH YOU HOW TO PACK, YOU CAN COME DIVE WITH ME (in Michigan). We were sort of going on about how awesome it is and basically the other girls with us looked at us like we're nuts. If I'm in/near SF again I'm going to Lodi and diving again for $100, no matter what.

The other friend I made took this photo that's making the rounds; she's a pretty big fan of Panic and bandom-related bands like TAI and Empires and such; we bonded over previous concert experiences and also claiming our spots in the third row when we were let in, making a much-needed beer run even though the crowd was already ridiculous, and being surrounded by 15-year old girls. UGH. While I'll make an exception for a few Panic shows, I'd really rather stick to metal shows in the future.

The Black Cards were cute -- because PETE WENTZ IS TINY AND ADORABLE AND HAS THE CUTEST SMILE (second only to Spencer Smith's). But I'm not a huge fan of his music and it seems I never will be. Neon Trees were... good? The crowd was actually the rowdiest for them? Or, it seemed that way because I'd gotten to the barrier by the time Panic played and so I didn't have to fight for ground so much anymore. The singer is sort of fascinating to watch, but I'm just not a fan of their music. He does remind me a lot of a former coworker of mine, which amuses me to no end.

Then Panic came out and the first time Brendon ran over to our side, I thiiiiiink he may possibly have recognized me because of my glasses?! He complimented them on Wednesday when I MET HIM AND ZACK IN CENTRAL PARK. And then I got into this conversation with Zack about whether my glasses were Not Real a la the Matrix. =DDDDDDDD

As concerts go, Panic's show really isn't my idea of a good concert. I think there are just too many 15-year old girls for me to be able to get into it... also the lack of, you know, hard rock/metal sound... but I've pretty much started thinking of concerts as paying to see canon performed live. And that works for me. =D

Seeing Panic partially cover Personal Jesus also works for me.

In celebration of Spencer's birthday today, Brendon dedicated Always to him because -- in Brendon's own words -- "he's a sexy bastard". Spencer ran out in front of the stage to, you know, be serenaded and open his arms to Brendon's metaphorical embrace. The whole thing was sweet, including when the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to Spencer and Brendon was amused and happy about it, and just. There was really just so much happy there. SO MANY SPENCER SMILES. I wish I'd been able to capture them all but Spencer is just too far away for my lack of zoom. =(

AND THEN PETE WENTZ JOINED THEM ON STAGE TO PLAY IWSNT AND IT WAS BEYOND ADORABLE TO SEE DALLON SHOWING PETE THE PROPER FINGERING WHEN PETE DIDN'T KNOW IT.

Yes, I said proper fingering.

But my favorite part (besides all of Spencer's parts... and maybe also a few of Pete Wentz's parts -- oh yeah, did I mention I got to touch his hipbone one of the times he dove into the crowd?), was seeing Brendon's spazzy dancing. I love it to death. <3333

osaraba: (p!atd ryro reinventlove)
Ahahahah, so this is what I did with a little of my free time. I've added them to my header, too, so I'm looking forward to randomly seeing them.

yeah, i kind of don't know what i was thinking with the second one, but it made sense at the time. it's sort of hilarious. BOYS. )

While I'm not normally a huge fan of A Softer World, I find the ASW remixes to be hilarious. Let me know if you've got a request or something. =D

You can also view them on tumblr:
restraining order | metaphor, not fantasy

ETA: Just added this one: zombies
osaraba: (dS fraser thumbs-up)
From Tumblr:

Care to help a transwoman get free surgery with one click?

artoftransliness:
“My local radio station is having this contest, “The Breast Summer Ever” in which the company will fully fund the breast augmentation of the winning woman, on a voting system. I just wanted to bring to your attention that anyone can vote…


This quote and contestant video are from a transwoman named Avery (#4) who has made the top ten in this contest, which has caused a bit of a controversy in her conservative city. But seriously, GO AVERY. Just imagine what this will do for her self esteem!

PLEASE CLICK HERE and vote for Avery! (Seriously, it took all of three seconds and you don't need to register for anything.)

Copy & paste to your lj:

osaraba: (p!atd bden *hands*)
Oh, so you know those X103.9 high quality acoustic P!ATD songs you can find on youtube? First of all, DAMMIT, I want more high quality acoustic songs, and not just the same popular ones. I love when they play acoustic -- jesus fuck, Bden, your VOICE -- I really wish they'd put out an acoustic album and it's kind of awesome to hear all the "ear candies" stripped from those songs we love so well and just have it down to the basics.

Anyway, I ripped the audio from those vids and then trimmed the extra silence in the beginnings and ends. If anyone wants the mp3s, just let me know.

The Ballad of Mona Lisa
I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Lying Is the Most Fun...


Same goes for It's Almost Halloween because it had like 30 seconds of silence at the end... and when I put it on repeat for like an hour one day I got really tired of having that looooong silence interrupting the flow.

/dork

I think Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) is possibly my new fave song of the moment. It's just-- catchy and fun? And then it's that whole rockabilly/greaser scene in the video. EVERY TIME I WATCH IT I CAN'T HELP DANCING WITH MY SHOULDERS. Also, you know, I have always (loved and) lusted over that aesthetic and basically BDEN GET IN ME. Yeah.


(gif by dirtyworkdesigns)
osaraba: (merlin arthur i am awesome)
THIS JUST HAPPENED.



AND THEN I PICTURED THIS:




lolz. <33333
osaraba: (tom hardy bronson mugshot)
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, TOM.

(on my tumblr, also: source)



....did I mention how twitter legit exploded?! Hilarious.
osaraba: (merlin arthur i am awesome)
THEY ARE SO CUUUUUUTE. I somehow started watching Merlin behind the scenes videos again. OH GOD. THEY ARE JUST IRRESISTIBLY CUTE. CANNOT STOP. SEND HELP. (In this case, "help" may also mean "enabling via [livejournal.com profile] minimerlin".)

Here, watch Uther being the BAMFiest BAMF who ever BAMFed. Shown to me by [livejournal.com profile] spuffyduds. Seriously, Tony Head is fucking amazing. And Spuff, seriously, you need to watch Repo! the Genetic Opera!!!




OMG AND THEN THERE WERE JGL'S HIPBONES. THEY ARE SO BITABLE. SO VERY VERY BITABLE. )
osaraba: (inception ae foreplay)
Too many WIPs, not enough updates. Well, that's not really true. But it feels like it because I WANT ALL THE FIC. Here are some you should be reading:
  1. [livejournal.com profile] heyheyrenay's can't get enough of you (baby) (complete in 31 parts). Arthur/Eames. It's sort of kidfic? BUT NOT AU. It has a kid in it, who is the most adorable baby EVER (or at least that's what Eames would say), but she's not really the focus of the story, so you should read this even if kidfic isn't your thing. There's SO MUCH TRUST. SO MUCH OF IT. One might say too much, which is where the light touch of angst comes into play. Renay has such a fine hand with angst. I couldn't approve more.

  2. Anon's The Source of All Things (WIP, currently at part 22/?). Arthur/Eames. STEAMPUNK AND MAGIC AU. The story is intriguing and mysterious and epic (please ignore my boner for Author-anon's world-building, thanks), and as entertaining as a Real™ Published Book. If you're into fantasy you should read this. The steampunk is done with a light touch, so don't let that scare you away if steampunk isn't your thing. Author-anon is doing an interesting thing which is sort of rarely done in published works-- you know how usually the relationship is either passionate and rushed into because of the urgency of the situation? You know, the characters are thrown together in a high-pressure situation and become unusually close as a result? Or the other extreme, where the urgency/high-pressure sitch causes the characters to put their attraction on the backburner instead? Well here it seems like Author-anon is walking the road-less-taken: the characters are tentatively exploring their relationship/attraction while the Crazy!Mystery/Situation builds up around them. THIS IS EXCITING TO ME! \o/

Have you seen the new Inception stills yet? If not, go search tumblr. I've reblogged a few, but there are more. PRETTY, BAMFY EAMES,and T-HARD PRACTISING HIS TRIGGER DISCIPLINE EVEN WITHOUT A GUN MAKES ME WANT TO READ MOAR FIC.

I know, you're asking yourself: Dear god, what DOESN'T make Sara want to read MOAR FIC?!
My answer: I don't know, guys, I DON'T KNOW.
osaraba: (brick brendan wannaknow?)
I'm sure this has made the rounds already, but JGL (in NOLA) signing checks from hitRECord.org to their SXSW contributors is, basically, THE SWEETEST THING EVER.

from my tumblr



"I like doing things..." [looks at camera] "...with you."

<3
osaraba: (sara)
Sooo.... my throat is all sorts of fucked up. You know that talking louder thing that happens when you get drunk? Well, I don't know if I was screaming or what, exactly, but I'm all squeaky and whispery when I talk. It's actually pretty hilarious as I keep forgetting and then suddenly laugh or try to say something to my roomie and it comes out silent for a second or two before my voice squeakily kicks in. SRS LOLZ PEOPLE.

Completely unrelatedly, Rian Johnson's tumblr for his new movie, Looper posted a pic of JGL, Noah Segan, and Lukas Haas!!! BRICK REUNION IN NOLA!!!! This made me all sorts of *flail* and happy because you guys may or may not know how much I love Brick!

on my tumblr:


...and now, for some AWESOME fanart (haha, not by me) )

Um, yeah. That's all I've got for now. I'm supposed to be posting my Sex Is Not the Enemy fic today, but I don't think I'll be able to until later. IT HAS BEEN GIVING ME ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE. =/

ETA: I just saw that [livejournal.com profile] paperflower86 is selling her papercuts. I made this post about 12 hours after she'd posted her sale and didn't know about it til now. AND AND AND the Arthur/Eames papercut I love hadn't been claimed. WELL IT IS NOW. IT IS CLEARLY THE UNIVERSE'S VALENTINES DAY PRESENT TO ME.
osaraba: (tom hardy dork!)
from my tumblr



I am loving the beard and shaved sides combo. SO MUCH. YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. LASKJFLASJFDLSJDLF;JSAL;DFJSALDJFA;LSJDFL
osaraba: (jgl suitpr0n)
from my tumblr



WHO IS WRITING THIS AS ARTHUR? LAJSDLFJASLDJFALSJFDSL;AJ;LJ
osaraba: (dS rayk gimme)
from my tumblr post:



from ryan north (of qwantz.com):
Joey Comeau (of asofterworld.com) gave me a very nice present yesterday, and that present was every Mario-related article on Wikipedia gathered, crossreferenced, printed and bound in a two-volume set. I now own a custom Mario encyclopedia, and it is amazing. Thanks Joey! I’m looking forward to the next time someone asks me a Mario question so I can peer over my glasses and say “Let me refer to my CUSTOM ENCYCLOPEDIA ON THAT SUBJECT” while retrieving the volumes from my study.


guys, this is so fucking awesome, i want to be able to make my own custom encyclopedia of ANYTHING from wikipedia. (or give one as a gift.)
osaraba: (howl sexy)
Join the ficathon. Write a minimum of 500 words (or draw art!) based on a pic prompt from the Sex Is Not the Enemy tumblr (one of my favorite tumblrs ever, btw).

In case you're wondering, contributions can be fandom related or not!

(Prompts will be assigned 1/15, so there's still time to sign up!)
osaraba: (sara)
I do so love writing by hand. Originally posted on my tumblr.

my handwriting )

THE WRITING MEME

1) Your name/tumblr name.
2) Right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous?
3) Favorite letters to write.
4) Least favorite letters to write.
5) Write “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
6) Write the following words in capital letters:
- CRAB
- HUMOR
- KALEIDOSCOPE
- PAJAMAS
- GAZILLION
7) Write your favorite song lyric.
8) Tag people!
9) Any special note or picture.

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