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Motherfucking SNOW DAY! \o/ YEAH, BITCHES! Watch as I swear a lot in my joy! (Like Neil Gaiman, in a way.) Thank god for living in almost-the-south, where three inches of snow make the entire county shut down. I will pause for all you northerners to laugh disdainfully, secure in the knowledge that you're just jellus.

Have finished Master and Commander. I was dumb and didn't pre-buy the next couple in the series, so I am now bereft of Jack and Stephen. *sadface* I just - They are such OTP. Jack freaking holds a conversation with invisible!Stephen because Stephen is back on land and Jack both misses him and is worried about him. OMG, the scene with the snake and Jack jumping up on the chair like a TOTAL LOSER. Stephen can be such a snarky bitch, with his whole "Oh, yes. It'll attack any moment, I can feel it. And it's terribly poisonous. Probably you'll die." I LOVE HIM.

Dudes, everything to do with Marshall makes my heart go squish. When he takes Jack's boots off and, like, tucks a pillow under his head? I DIED. It was SO SWEET. And when Dillon blackmails him by threatening to out him, and there's that paragraph about how totally terrified he is. O'Brian took such pains to show Marshall as genuinely a decent guy who really cares about Jack and oh, how I gleeface.

And because I like to hedge my pimpery with caveats, I have to say that I can fully understand not getting the love. The books are more a record of the lives of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin than anything else. There isn't really a conventional narrative structure with exposition leading into the exciting bits in the middle and then tapering off into denouement. It's one continuous story full of lots of ye olde naval jargon. But: LOVE. I have so much love for it.

I've moved on to the first book in the Lymond Chronicles, because apparently I enjoy having to pause and look things up every ten minutes. (Scottish people do not speak English, I have concluded. Already there are entire sentences where I understand neither subject nor verb.) Testing the waters here to see if I like it, and then I'll probably obtain the next two Aubrey-Maturin and the second in this series all at once.

And, just to round things out in an entry composed of 90% fannish flailing, I have pinpointed the exact moment that I gave up and loved Psych with my entire soul: An episode about Spanish soap operas in which they translated the theme song. Possibly I will need icons.

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Date: 2009-01-27 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soupytwist.livejournal.com
Stephen Maturin is one of my faaaavourite fictional characters ever. And I want to be more like Jack in his optimism and go-gettingness. And omfg THEY ARE SO IN LOVE. And it only gets better from here: the first book is by no means the gayest or the most awesome.

(also i agree with you about the narrative structure thing, it is a bit odd at first but I got used to it right away and yay.)

Also OMFG THE TELENOVELLA EPISODE OF PSYCH. i love that SO MUCH SO MUCH SO MUCH. James Roday getting to show off his hispanic side! The spanish version of the song! the way the EPISODE turned into a telenovella! HEAAAARTS.

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Date: 2009-01-27 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entropical87.livejournal.com
I heart Stephen in ever-increasing amounts. He keeps being subtly and sarcastically HILARIOUS. And Jack! He's just so lovely. Being a bad person isn't anywhere in his nature, even though he does tend to be a bit of a slut. With women who are married to his superiors. *facepalm* I less than three them both.

IT WAS SO HARD TO NOT LAUGH OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD AT 2 IN THE MORNING. English with an accent and -io at the end of words. "I like cheese." All the meta! (And James Roday looking really pretty nice in a suit.) OMFG LOVE.

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Date: 2009-01-27 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soupytwist.livejournal.com
He is SO FUNNY. Though my favourite line of his is "Jack, you have debauched my sloth." AHAH And yeah Jack is so lovely and so needs to be, like, forcibly told not to try to get it on with superiors' wives. *headdesk*

OH LASSIE AND LIKING CHEESE. BWAH. And yeah Mr Roday was pretty smoking in that one. :D

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Date: 2009-01-27 07:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] catwalksalone
Kaaaaaaaaaatie, do you have all the novels? Can you lend me one (or two) this weekend? I may be needing to read them (if, you know, I ever read anything longer than comment porn again, which is currently in doubt.)

Also HI, Daisy! SNOW DAY!

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Date: 2009-01-27 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soupytwist.livejournal.com
I sadly do not have them all, but I will see what I can rustle up to bring up for you this weekend! :D

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Date: 2009-01-27 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entropical87.livejournal.com
HI CAT. SNOW DAYS ARE LOVELY! THEY MEAN I GET TO BE USELESS ALL DAY. And yes, that was deserving of capslock.

You can read these. I have faith in you. I've conquered the curse of the short attention span for them, there's hope yet.

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Date: 2009-01-27 09:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kanzenhanzai.livejournal.com
Pusher! I've caved and added the 'Master & Commander' movie to my NetFlix list, but I make no guarantees about the books. *looks sternly at you & Daisy*

\Telenovella Psych/ I had to rip the theme and put it on my ipod. HAD. TO.

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Date: 2009-01-28 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entropical87.livejournal.com
Mwahahaha! *rubs hands together diabolically* My plan slowly falls into place. I will take movie, movie is good. Also: Paul Bettany, always a bonus. So if nothing else, you still get that.

I should maybe have been expecting it after the Christmas episode shenanigans, but it took me by total surprise and it was really hard to not cackle. My roommate had better appreciate all the effort I went to on her behalf.

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Date: 2009-01-28 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alpheratz.livejournal.com
Oh awesome! Master and Commander kept me sane through a whole semester once (http://alpheratz.livejournal.com/tag/master+and+commander). I do get not loving it, but I kind of pity people (ahem) who gave up early on because of the difficult style. They are missing much joy.

I live in the technically south! What state are you, if it isn't a sekrit? I enjoyed the snow so fucking much today. We've had a few dustings before today but this is the first real snowfall of the winter.

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Date: 2009-01-28 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entropical87.livejournal.com
Those poor, poor people who do not understand this glee. Their lives must be so empty. I'll have to go through and read/potentially spam your entries.

I'm in the southern end of Illinois. This is the first decent snow we've had this season, and we generally consider anything over about two inches a cause for panic. It's STILL going, nonstop since yesterday evening. I heart the snow.

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Date: 2009-01-28 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alpheratz.livejournal.com
We've switched to freezing rain - annoying, but the government might open with a delay tomorrow, which is always fun. Maryland and DC drivers are notorious for flipping out over even an inch, and our local governments salt the roads preemptively. Before the inaug DC dumped a generous inch of salt on the streets; it was really gross.

It makes me sort of miss Indiana. Regular but not too frequent or devastating snowstorms FTW!

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