sarkastic: (foot - hope solo: america fuck yeah)


SO MUCH LOVE FOR BABY HORSE FOR SCORING WHEN IT REALLY COUNTED

SO MUCH LOVE FOR ABBY FOR BEING AN ABSOLUTE STALWART FOR HER TEAM 100% OF THE TIME

SO MUCH LOVE FOR RAPINOE FOR BEING AMAZING AND ADORABLE AND AMAZING

SO MUCH LOVE FOR THESE GIRLS FOR PUTTING OUT ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES I HAVE EVER SEEN FROM THEM AGAINST A CANADA THAT PLAYED THEIR HEARTS OUT

BY FAR THE MOST AMAZING TEAM GAME OF THESE OLYMPICS AND I FEEL BAD FOR YOU IF YOU MISSED IT

GET READY FOR IT, JAPAN, WE CAME TO WIN

WEMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY
sarkastic: (foot - hope solo: america fuck yeah)
1. I've been obsessively watching the Olympics for the last week, and valiantly slogging through NBC's awful coverage and commentary and idiotic montages. But it's worth it for the awesome sports they hide in there. US WOMEN'S SOCCER! MY FEELS! I always thought the late 90's dream team would be firmly entrenched in my heart as my favorite, but these ladies are so wonderful all-around. They just give me gay type feelings. I want to be Megan Rapinoe's lady.

Also very happy for Gabby Douglas! Yay! I felt bad for the tragic femslashy Russians though. Aw, buddies.

I've also been enjoying the swimming (of course! America fuck yeah!), women's volleyball, the tiny swimwear in men's diving, and the bizarre awesomeness of handball, plus any other sport I can get my TV to show me. Plus Track & Field started today, so we can watch people with insane muscles run insanely fast.

2. I use this website to get ideas for wedding stuff for my sister's wedding that I'm maid of honor for, and it just happens to be called The Knot. And every time I go there I'm just like, "Dammit, fandom. Dammit."

3. teen wolf ramblings )

4. I start grad school in two weeks!
sarkastic: (foot - hope solo: america fuck yeah)
Woohoo Olympics started today! Well, not officially, but women's soccer started today. Including the US women being badass comeback queens. SUCK IT, FRANCE.

..... Sorry. I become really nationalistic and awful during the Olympics. I CAN'T CONTROL IT. I feel it is everyone's right to be ridiculous and nationalistic about their country during the Olympics (as long as you're not racist or otherwise over-the-line offensive about it). Basically this is me during the Olympics:



I am such an Olympics junkie and I'm very glad I didn't work this summer because now I can WATCH ALL OF IT. YES. GOOD LIFE CHOICE. I love all the weird sports, like handball. Is it soccer? Is it basketball? NO MOTHERFUCKER IT'S HANDBALL. I love when people break down and cry because they won the gold in table tennis. I love people that love things, no matter how strange. I love all the strange little sports getting their moment in the sun, and Bob Costas telling ridiculous OTT sob stories, and Morgan Freeman commercials that make me cry, and female athletes getting to stand in the spotlight. I JUST LOVE ALL OF IT.

And, omg, I looooove me some flags. The opening ceremonies are like porn to me. Beautiful flag porn.
sarkastic: (got - arya howlin' wolf)
1. I am back from Maine! Saw HP, and was surprisingly unaffected. I think I got my closure when I reread the books this summer. We also went to a queer-friendly burlesque show, which I walked out of thinking I had just seen a kink meme brought to life. And I watched the World Cup final. :(((( Love those women with all my heart though. Still, my question to myself afterwards was, "What the fuck? Are we England now?" I'm so used to supporting Germany and having 99% confidence about PK shootouts. It was weird. Oh well. Olympics, here we come! I also got to see my dear sister and we talked about ASOIAF most of the time. It was awesome! :D

2. Speaking of ASOIAF, I started A Dance with Dragons but so far haven't made tons of progress. GRRM books always take me awhile to get into because of how slow the pace always seems to be at the beginning. Plus I haven't been waiting like six years for this so my need is not so urgent. But I'm sure once it gets going I will devour it.

3. I've also been watching Sirens and loving it, not SOLELY because it involves Robb Stark having a lot of gay sex. But that is a perk. I just watched the last two eps of GoT today and got a bit of whiplash when Robb showed up looking all ferocious serious warrior, heh. But anyway, you should watch it! The last episode had a bunch of stuff about sexual power dynamics and explicit ordering of the main characters into a pack, with an alpha, beta, etc. And it has gay Robb Stark.

Also, I really want to make a GoT vid to Arcade Fire's "In the Backseat" all about, as I like to call it, the Stark diaspora, and the kids being ripped from childhood and forced to grow up fast. It would probably make me cry every 15 seconds though. Also I don't know how to vid. And would have to wait until, like, season four of the show for all the appropriate materials.

4. Also loving Suits so much! I tend to get annoyed by those cutesy, everything-is-sunny-and-pretty USA shows after a few episodes, but I really like this one. Also, so gay! And, like, how are there not a million d/s fics yet, is my question. This show is somehow really kinky without ever being explicitly sexual. Or possibly I am a pervert?

5. The last issue of Entertainment Weekly has reminded me how awesome 2012 is going to be movie-wise. We get The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises with half the cast of Inception, FINALLY some new Daniel Craig James Bond, The Avengers, and reboots of Spider-Man and Superman which will probably suck but could be enjoyable. Excuse me while I geek to death. (You know, I've come to the conclusion that I will never enjoy a retelling of Superman that makes Lex Luthor into a joke or cardboard cutout evil. I like my Lex sympathetic, even if he is crazy. He has legit reasons for not wanting to sign the world over to the control of an all-powerful alien who could kill them all without breaking a sweat, okay?)

6. Still showing TVD to a friend, and can I just say how much evil glee I had leading up to the final moments of the S1 finale? That twist is still fucking brilliant and I love seeing people's unspoiled reactions to it. Lots of HOLY SHIT and WHAT THE FUCK and BUT HOW?! Heehee. A CW show is smarter than you. Just accept that and move on. I'm also getting excited for the new regular TV season, even though it means an end to my ~life of summer leisure~.
sarkastic: (tvd - when you're the best of friends)
I'm off to Maine tomorrow to visit my lovely sister [livejournal.com profile] cetacea and cry about Harry Potter then eat some lobster! I'm making an executive decision to not take my computer, so let me know if anything exciting happens.

I finished A Feast for Crows, and liked it about as much as everyone else seemed to, which is to say: not a whole lot. But it had some good parts. I felt like a review was kind of pointless because I didn't think anyone would awaken from their Dance with Dragons stupor to notice it, and I honestly didn't have a whole lot to say. I mostly feel the need to bleach my brain after being forced into a certain character's mind for an entire book. Also I am terrified of looking at anything ASOIAF related out of fear of spoilers. I am waiting until after my little vacation to start it, although I might punch [livejournal.com profile] cetacea and steal her copy. I'm undecided.

Also: USA! USA! USA! So excited! And I love all these women so much sljgldfkgjfdlkjgdflgljgf. Never leave me, Hope Solo! I love the way she looks at interviewers like she wants to kill them with lasers she shoots from her eyes. And Abby Wambach is like some fevered missionary who lives on a different spiritual plane from us mere mortals. And Rapinoe is just trolling the world. LOVE IT.
sarkastic: (foot - star-spangled motherfuckers)
EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS



These women are AMAZING and HEROIC and BADASS MOTHERFUCKERS AND I LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM BUT ESPECIALLY HOPE AND ABBY OH MY FUCKING GOD.

So many other teams would just roll over and bemoan their bad luck. NOT THE US WOMEN OH HELL NO. Your shitty refs can throw every bullshit call at us that they want, we will still beat you. And thanks to that Brazilian player whose gamesmanship gave us the extra time for us to score in. HELL FUCKING YES.
sarkastic: (misc - FLAAAAMES)
I am SHAKING with rage right now. Fucking furious. My god. Just fuck you, ref. How dare you give TWO controversial calls like that? And just... fuck Brazil, quite honest. I'm sure they're nice ladies and all but if they do end up winning this game I dearly hope they don't celebrate too wildly, because they don't deserve it. They don't deserve a fucking point. If they win this, I hope they get all their hopes and dreams crushed in the most painful way possible in the semis. I've never hated a women's football team before, but I think I do now. I know any other team would take that (including the US), but that's not going to stop me from hating them.

OH MY GOD. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I actually want to CRY right now. How DARE you steal that save from Hope Solo? HOW DARE YOU?
sarkastic: (foot - cristiane yes I'm gonna be a star)
I watched Dare to Dream, which is about the rise of US women's soccer and how a handful of awesome ladies made soccer and women's team sports relevant in America (even if that shine has certainly faded in the decade since their World Cup win against China). Not gonna lie - I was openly crying at certain parts. The team's first international championship, Mia Hamm finding solace after her brother's death from her teammates and the sport, and of course their amazing World Cup win in 1999. I actually started getting weepy when they drove up to Giants Stadium and realized that 90,000 people had shown up to watch a women's soccer match. People actually gave a shit. TEARS. In any case, I think I'm going to make a certainly less popular companion piece to last summer's attempt to drum up WC interest with a primer on why you should care about the 2011 Women's World Cup.

I can't wait to enjoy the sure to be HIGHlarious comments from family, friends, and random passersby who see me watching women's soccer through a window about the pointlessness of soccer in general and, in particular, those uppity ladies who waste their time playing a sport that people in football-mad countries don't even care about. Although countries like England really might want to get behind their women's NT, as they have a much better chance than the men's team of ever winning a WC. I for one love the different landscape of the teams that are considered the top contenders in women's football as compared to men's. I mean, you've still got teams like Brazil and Germany up there, but you've also got the USA, Japan, even North Korea of all women's teams. The European and South American teams don't have quite the strangehold on the sport as they do in men's competitions.

Anyway, we've had some terrible weather here and are expecting more tonight. No tornados so far, just 80mph winds and trees in houses and power outages. It's very anxiety-inducing, especially because my apartment building doesn't have a basement. :/

Also anxiety-inducing is the fact that I am approaching the Point of No Return in Order of the Phoenix. I am literally going to have to physically force myself to finish this book. I just need to rip the bandaid off quickly rather than prolonging it, right? Then I get to the awesomeness of Neville and Luna and Tom Riddle's memories and epic battles and the Harry/Draco fanfic that is HBP. And Draco's epic woobieness. Ohhh, and the awesome bits of DH where it's just the Harry & Hermione Show of Greatness. Sorry, still not a Ron fan after more than a decade. And since [livejournal.com profile] cetacea and I ripped out the epilogue and physically burned it (in a fireplace!) in a fit of fangirl rage that will perhaps never be matched our entire lives, I can pretend it ends where it should have ended! Yay.
sarkastic: (foot - lahmination)
merciless mocking of real madrid )

And in other football news the US women are going to the World Cup! \o/ And, Liverpool, oh you scousers. *group hug for general morale purposes*

I am SO READY for this semester to be over. And really pretty ready to return to America to the bosom of my family to eat TEN THOUSAND CHEESEBURGERS. Om nom nom greasy delicious American cheeseburgers. There is honestly a good chance that I will cry. And then realize that I really miss Punsch and people who understand me when I say random German phrases.

Also, how did I forget how HILARIOUS Buffy is? I've been downloading random episodes as incentive to finish portions of papers. I just rewatched "Something Blue" and lsdjglfkjalfgj. So hilarious. I think my favorite Spike ever is chipped!Spike who is a kind of prisoner but mostly just provides hilarious color commentary. Before they got all fucked up and intense, Buffy and Spike were kind of vaguely sibling-like for awhile there.
sarkastic: (foot - (literally))
Talk about premature! Here's the schedules for next season. Well. They haven't really been released yet so it's just the national teams and pre-season friendlies and I'll edit it later. I'M REALLY BORED OKAY. And I needed to update the NT schedules. I decided to add Denmark, Barcelona, and the Chicago Red Stars and got rid of the teams I had listed that I wasn't really following (Wales, Bremen for Torsten, Bayern for Mannschaft boys, and Chelsea for Micha - I've found that liking one or two players on a team that I dislike as a whole is not enough to get me interested enough to follow them regularly). Why, yes, I am already prepared to get my ass kicked by football again and spend 90% of my days like this.

P.S. If you know of any more games that I don't have listed, please let me know. Danke!

Germany | USA |Scotland | Liverpool FC | VfB Stuttgart


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