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2026-06-20 04:32 pm
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Hi there

If you are seeing this note, this is because my journal is mainly friends locked.

If you are simply tracking something down of a creative variety, please be assured that all fics, icons, videos, banners, etc. will remain public. If you want a quick way to access fics/drabbles/vids you can do so via my memories.

Real life episodes, writer's angst & character love, general tv show adoration, and all things not of the creative variety are now going to be marked Friends Only.

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decadentdream: (Glance - Zerophillia (Kyle Schmid))
2012-01-03 05:23 pm

Review: Three Inches 01x01 (Pilot)


Can you believe it, but on the day this was getting screened I completely forgot about it. Fortunately [ profile] gossy16 reminded me IT’S PILOT TIME (she was watching something else) which gave my brain the poke it needed. Unfortunately I also jumped a little too early in trying to hunt the thing down as it hadn’t even screened in the US when I was looking *headdesk* After much angsting and searching I FINALLY managed to get my hands on the pilot episode of Three Inches.

To give you a bit of background, in September 2010 SyFy got a gangbuster of sci-fi, fantasy & horror tv stars, put them all into a little place called Toronto and filmed a TV show about an underachieveing guy who in a WORST-DAY-OF-MY-LIFE (ala fellow Canadian show Being Erica) scenario gits hit by lightning in which he suddenly obtains superpowers – of the less than fantastic kind (he can telekinetically move things, but only three inches). He’s hunted down by the Charles Xavier of this world (James Marsters) to join a group of equally unimpressive superheroes (apparently akin to the UK show Misfits which I haven’t seen so can’t comment on) to “save the world”. And that’s the episode in a nutshell, of course incorporating the first mission. As far as SyFy are concerned, because they made Alphas at the same time and green lit that one, they didn’t know what to do with this one as they thought it was too similar a show and wanted to change it from a mission based drama to a character based drama, or to a half hour comedy (and now having seen the ep, I can see where these thoughts came from. I’ll elaborate under the cut), but instead decided to shelve the project altogether.

So what I expected was to see MY BOY (yes, I’m claiming him) Kyle Schmid heading up the team without any superpowers (hence why he’s called “Captain Normal”), James Marsters in some kind of role, plus Naoko Mori from Torchwood and, as I found out at T3, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles/Battlestar Galactica star Stephanie Jacobsen as Kyle’s love interest. OH and Brandon Jay McLaren was in there somewhere too which I was pleased about considering he’s been all over my radar the past two years and I’ve loved him in everything I’ve seen him in.

Here’s what I didn’t expect to see – a bunch of Supernatural stars by the name of Alona Tal (Jo in SPN, Lily in this show) and Julian Richings (Death in SPN, Ethan/Insect Man in this show). I also didn’t expect Walter (played by newbie Noah Reid) to be so damn likeable, nor his mother (played by Andrea Martin) to be so damn funny.

Spoilers for the episode, my thoughts and views on where it did & didn’t go well and what I’d have liked to have seen )

Ultimately I really liked it, and so did my mum who I forced to watch with me. I had to break the news that this was the only one. From the online reaction I’ve seen, everyone else had the same view – they liked it and wanted to see more. Most people actually claimed it was a better show than Alphas (which again I haven’t seen so can’t comment). And everyone seems to agree that it is a sad waste of talent to lose a show with so many (and even more than I thought!) cult tv personalities on it.
decadentdream: (Jeffster performance closeup)
2011-08-03 08:20 pm

Chuck Music Video: "Take It Off" (A Tale of Buymore Shenanigans)

So here we go, I can finally show you all now what I was working on so diligently earlier this year. My aim was to have an upbeat party-style vid to suit the atmosphere of the con, and it quickly broadened from Jeffster to Morgan and the rest of the crew from the Buy More. I've tried to factor in as many Buy More peeps as I could (even *I* was surprised to discover there's actually regulars in the extra cast).

This video won first place at Starfury's T3 convention (celebrating Chuck and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

Download here
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2011-05-28 09:55 pm

Because I fail at posting anything of recent

Just a quick entry to pimp this awesome idea one of my fellow fandom fanatic buds had - please follow the linkage to herald your shows as you see fit (because surely the shows WE watch deserve some credit too!)

Note: Categories are in the comments. Nominations are open to ANY show in ANY country that has screened within the last year (that means all your Australasian/US/UK/Asian/European favourites are ELIGIBLE!!!). First thread is for any questions if the info isn't clear. Have fun! :)

Alternate Primetime Emmy's!

The Outstanding Television Awards*

*As Elected By a Grossly Unrepresentative Portion of the Internet
decadentdream: (Being Human - Purgatory Can't Live Witho)
2011-05-03 07:11 pm
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Mitchell/Annie "Afraid" (A Being Human fanvid)

Okay, finally, only took me a whole night for rendering and uploading. Thank heavens for my vidding program's "upload to Youtube" feature working because the 3 times I tried to make this an avi file it did not want to work (& do not know why, my Jeffster vid rendered as an avi fine).

So I was adamant about doing several a Being Human fanvid and I had almost a whole soundtrack of songs to choose from, but this little gem from [ profile] havens's brilliant fanmix struck the mightiest chord and voila - a Mitchell/Annie fanvid detailing their friendship & relationship. I did initially have a different idea of how I was going to approach this one, but looks like my own style remained, although I got to play with colour curves this time which made for some interesting (and sometimes helpful considering how dark the show became) effects, so I have at least retained that "something different each vid" approach. ALSO total kudos to the directors of the show - I've never been able to work with imagery so easily since the early days of Heroes.


Download link: hxxp://
(replace xx with tt)
decadentdream: (Being Human - Mitchell save me)
2011-01-24 09:27 pm
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Vampire novels in the marketplace

Okay I'm going to make a completely public post because I need as much help as I can get.

Other than Twilight, can anyone tell me what other vampire-related novels they have read (title/series and author) currently in the marketplace and give me an uber short rundown on what they're about (ie. Is it set in a school? Is it about a mortal hooking up with a vampire? Is it about a vampire teaming up with a detective/someone on the police force to solve a case? etc. etc. - you don't need to go into too much detail).

Basically I need to know what I'm competing against (ASAP at that because I need to whip up a letter mentioning the most prominent ones in it), and as I am quite aware of the huge selection but am a rather slow reader and tend to spend valuable time reading things I find appealing (which usually means I'm looking at things not specifically categorised in the paranormal romance section), I'm not sure if my opinion of what's out there is 100% correct.

So please - spam me with details of vampire-related books you know/have read & I'll be eternally grateful. Thanks!
decadentdream: (Being Human - Mitchell kitchen)
2010-12-01 07:01 pm
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I'm being rushed and dragged off of here, so I just wanted to quickly let everyone know I'll be most likely absent for the next two weeks as I'm house-sitting my cousin's place and have NO IDEA if I'll have internet access.

If anything astounding happens leave me a message on this post.

decadentdream: (Sleeping Beauty - Phillip falls off the)
2010-09-29 10:54 pm
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I shall be absent from the net for the next almost month, so to anyone who feels that I will be missing anything important please leave me a comment on this post (because, as vainly as I will try on my return, I don't know how long it will take or if I will be able to read the many many pages of LJ posts when I come back).

I have booked my seats (I think I'm fairly happy where I've got!) and my bag is mostly packed as I have to leave tomorrow morning for an early afternoon flight.

Basically I'm taking off to Germany - the West Side. All can be epitomised by the below graphic:

Kyle Schmid (at Ringcon) and books (ie. the Grimms brothers/Fairytale Road road trip, and getting yet more ideas for my own series).

I shall return with a multitude of pictures & lengthy posts (and you just know between me and [ profile] canadian_turtle a fair bit shall be covered!) so see you all on the flip side if I do indeed survive my encounter meeting the hottest go (IMO) on the planet.

Guten Tag!

This does not in any way indicate I am prepared for this trip
decadentdream: (Blood Ties - Shiny Henry smile)
2010-09-12 08:59 pm

"Hurricane" - 30 Seconds To Mars (A Blood Ties Fanvid)

I was attempting to vid the characterisation around Henry but I'm not sure if the spin I was putting on this had to do with a certain other character of mine. Heh.

Anyways, this has primarily come about because I'm going to hopefully see Kyle Schmid (the actor who plays Henry) next month and I had a dire need to pull a tribute together for his character and the many hardships he's had to go through in the current day, and basically that the only person he can rely on through all this is Vicki.


Click here or the pic above to watch
decadentdream: (Samara)
2010-09-03 07:40 pm

Livejournal's new "feature"

I haven't made a public post in a while, and I'm sorry for that. Not that I've stopped being creative, but right now things I'm working on I plan to do something with and thereby am trying to keep to myself or the relative few people who I am dependant upon and trust.

Which highlights the issue with this new feature. I was shocked to discover it, and although I appreciate the ease of use factor, what is posted HERE is not intended for Facebook or Twitter. I was here (at Livejournal) FIRST. And this is the hub of my home & my heart. Facebook is fun for photos & family. Twitter is fun for the talking to friends and making random one line comments which wouldn't suit for Liverjournal.

Nothing is cross-posted (bar my trip photos back onto here) and I don't intend anything from here going to social networking sites without my say so (ala links to my Youtube are okay, links to my LJ are not). So in other words... zip it!

This is a privacy issue. DO NOT TICK THOSE LITTLE BOXES TO CROSS-POST OUT!!!! It's an atrocity to most people. Anything you find in my journal that I want known to the outside world will be posted to the outside world (or in an LJ community). Please respect my personal journal's privacy. Thank you.

Poll here to provide your say on the new feature
decadentdream: (abandoned)
2009-09-23 09:22 pm
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Dust Storm

I've seen the sky orange (namely if I remember when the bushfires were super bad) and have seen things outside be yellow since we moved here (where I nicknamed the sky the Simpsons) but this was the first time I'd seen the sky turn red. It was an awesome sight to behold. I thought you might like some pics to see what it was like at my place 6am this morning (and DUDE it was so windy it looked like a freaking tornado was coming outside - I seriously feared for my life going to work. And the inside of the train was covered in dirt also. Ew.)

Pics here )
decadentdream: (Skary children - you can't just leave me)
2009-07-22 03:22 am
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Away post

Well I am about to run out the door so this is my official AWAY NOTICE. No time to pretty it up. Going to the USA - back in 3 weeks y'all!
decadentdream: (Despondant)
2009-07-09 11:07 pm
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Apologies and awayness

Hi all

Just a quick note to apologize for my total lack of being around - work has been cracking the whip hard this week (early starts, late finishes, and bringing work home!) and I've still not got everything done.

I'm leaving at like 6:30am tomorrow morning to fly to QLD for 4 days. By then I'll probably have 2 weeks of stuff to catch up on, and even then I won't be able to as it'll be more of the same b4 shooting over to the US for 3 weeks. In other words I will FAIL at being part of the world (& your lives) for July/August so don't be surprised if I don't know anything.

This journal won't be seeing any real action for some time. Please take this as my away post.
decadentdream: (Innocent like a child - swing)
2009-06-05 07:51 pm
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Friday Five

Well I haven't done one of these in a while, but it appealed to me.

1. What do you feel is the most important quality in a close friend?
Trust. Above all else you need to trust that they won't betray, that they won't turn their backs on you, that they are there for you - it's the only real way you can love them for it.

2. What is the one quality in a stranger you'd just met that would make you want to get to know them better?
Understanding. The more understanding they are the more open I am with them as I know they know what I'm talking about and actually have a care.

3. What do you think is the most important quality in a good leader?
Knowledge. If someone knows what they're doing, where they are going, can be relied on to make decisions and will not make an error, then that is a good leader to me.

4. What is the one thing that makes a child likable to you?
Playfulness. I love seeing their imagination and generally running around having fun with them. Children get to live in a world of innocence and wonder until something adult/life in general hits them on their backside and the white starts to turn grey (or black)

5. What do you think is the one thing that makes a good parent (other than loving their children)?
Being responsible for your child - paying attention to them. Nothing aggravates me more with parents than if they continually ignore their child or just forget all about them (especially if they put their own needs first)

Yes I promise I will get started on my project now and stop stalling... *loading computer now*
decadentdream: (Heroes - Sylar Elle fangirl squealing)
2009-04-08 08:26 am

We interrupt this journal to bring you communication from the USS Enterprise


I know I have a million and one things to write about, but I'm just going to quickly post about the Star Trek premiere in Sydney last night. To be short-but-sweet it was a balmy night with very little crowd, which was surprising as we were a little late but still about 2 hours early after being kicked out of the hotel. The guys spent nearly an hour down at the start of the red carpet signing autographs and speaking to various people. Zachary Quinto spoke to Richard Wilkins for a good 15mins (all of which 2 mins of this was aired and only about the Leonard Nimoy thing which everyone has heard about already surely)and then he went BACK to him and we were all "Zach, c'mon!" He was Billy Boyding that carpet, really. Not a single person missed out down there I don't think. Which made for very limited time for us on the stairs - he didn't reach us until about 6:30pm, and what was worse was that a SWARM of ppl came up the stairs at that point in time engulfing all of them. I have to say Eric Bana walked the carpet the smartest of them all (and his wife was gorgeous to boot - we were all fangirling her dress but none of us knew her name so we could call her over and tell her!).

But back to the stars... Karl Urban was fantastically attentive to everyone. Zach seemed to be enjoying himself for the most part down the bottom, Chris we could barely see, and poor John Cho got ignored by most people. We were fully focused on Zach so when we saw him coming (and the crowd beginning to swallow him) all 5 of us - me, Zarina, Gen, Sherrie & Jess - shouted "ZACH!" (not to mention we had the aided help of a German guy called Christian who was there more just to chat with us than for the stars LOL). This was enough to grab his attention, and we kept calling and waving him over so he could locate his fanbase. And then once he was over there was a million and one things blurted out, but I do remember that we all practically pointed at Zarina and went "ZARINA!" and he threw his arms out (seriously, I thought he was going to hug her for a minute there!) and said "I met you in Paris! In France!" and we were all rejoicing the reunion of Zacharina! LOL Gen & Zarina had 2 missions - the first completed, the 2nd was to try and organise to give him his present (they had spent the day gathering very daggy Australian souveniors for him) but he was being pulled away *queue video* and only returned long enough to get photos with Gen, Zarina & Jess before racing off (sad I was, I missed out *sob*).

Whilst we watched him race around and Jess frantically tried to get John Cho's attention (which ultimately failed), I think it was Gen who managed to flag Chris Pine and get him over to us. He took one look at the Spock picture on the cover of Zarina's magazine and burst out laughing, then couldn't resist turning and mocking Zach about it *queue 2nd video* I tell you, Chris Pine was an absolute delight XD Mind you they were all so late now that the interviewers on the platform above took priority and they were dragged away leaving us with very little time with them at all :(

My pictures are mostly poor (thanks to distance and the guy in front of me who kept getting in the way and rocking the fence, and leaving me with the edge of one step to stand on so I had great difficulty keeping balance - especially with my bad foot *is seeing a doctor today about this*), but I've tried to upload the best or most noteworthy and put my videos up as well (score that I got Zach in the 2nd one and didn't even realise he was in frame in the background! LOL)

Star Trek red carpet pics & vids )
decadentdream: (Lost my Ipod)
2009-03-24 05:39 pm
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This is my official notice of absence. Unfortunately I was only just told what was happening and between school and work I will not be here for when our phone line shuts down so I cannot create any pretty graphics or the like.

(or whenever the phone gets reconnected)

Please leave me any important info about what's going on with you guys (or the world I love in general) in comments to this post. For my best buddies who have my mobile - you can still reach me on that if needed. I may text a note or two to Twitter if I'm seriously bored.

I will let you know if I come back earlier - and can someone please keep an eye on Twicon for me and let me know if the world hates me and Jackson's photoshoot, etc. go on sale while I'm off? Thanks.

*MWAH* Love you all
decadentdream: (Samara)
2009-03-08 03:39 pm
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The Gathering - Chapter Twenty-One

Title: The Gathering
Fandom (is so, include details) or Non Fandom?: Non Fandom (ie. Original)
Chapter Number: Chapter Twenty-One
Word Count: 2,734 Words
Rating: M (due to language & adult content... not entirely sure where this thing is going)
Summary: In 1692 a group of witches sacrificed their powers to prevent death. Almost 3.5 centuries later, these powers have befallen new generations. Those that would be heroes are lost. It is up to those who are left behind to save themselves & the world they're in.
Author's Notes: Probably another 5-6 chapters to go on this.

The Gathering - Chapter Twenty-One )
decadentdream: (Heroes - caught (Eden))
2009-03-07 12:32 pm
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The Gathering - Chapter Twenty

Title: The Gathering
Fandom (is so, include details) or Non Fandom?: Non Fandom (ie. Original)
Chapter Number: Chapter Twenty
Word Count: 2,312 Words
Rating: M (due to language & adult content... not entirely sure where this thing is going)
Summary: In 1692 a group of witches sacrificed their powers to prevent death. Almost 3.5 centuries later, these powers have befallen new generations. Those that would be heroes are lost. It is up to those who are left behind to save themselves & the world they're in.
Author's Notes: This is nowhere near finished...

The Gathering - Chapter Twenty )
decadentdream: (Between the cracks)
2009-02-28 12:45 am
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The Gathering - Chapter Nineteen

Title: The Gathering
Fandom (is so, include details) or Non Fandom?: Non Fandom (ie. Original)
Chapter Number: Nineteen
Word Count: 4,844 Words
Rating: M (due to language & adult content... not entirely sure where this thing is going)
Summary: In 1692 a group of witches sacrificed their powers to prevent death. Almost 3.5 centuries later, these powers have befallen new generations. Those that would be heroes are lost. It is up to those who are left behind to save themselves & the world they're in.
Author's Notes: This is nowhere near finished... (And a mighty TBC!!!)

The Gathering - Chapter Nineteen )
decadentdream: (Crawling)
2009-02-28 12:43 am
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The Gathering - Chapter Eighteen

Title: The Gathering
Fandom (is so, include details) or Non Fandom?: Non Fandom (ie. Original)
Chapter Number: Eighteen
Word Count: 3,620 Words
Rating: M (due to language & adult content... not entirely sure where this thing is going)
Summary: In 1692 a group of witches sacrificed their powers to prevent death. Almost 3.5 centuries later, these powers have befallen new generations. Those that would be heroes are lost. It is up to those who are left behind to save themselves & the world they're in.
Author's Notes: This is nowhere near finished...

The Gathering - Chapter Eighteen )