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Green Day and Valentine's Day

I didn't mean for it to be so long since I last posted, but I'm glad to be sayin' Hi...and.... I hope your Valentine's Day was Happy!
Matt and I had a wonderful dinner together last night...deliciousssssssssssss food (lobster tail stuffed with crab!) and a bouquet of flowers sitting on the table for ME! It was such a sweet night...with my Valentine♥.

But I think we really started celebrating on Saturday, when we went to see Green Day's American Idiot on Broadway. I am still feeling the crackle in the may sound corny to say, but it was truly electrifying. I still can't find the words to truly describe how exhilarating it was. And. Billie Joe. Appeared as St Jimmy. I'm still pinching myself. His presence...holy electricity. I.....damn....why is it so hard to type how happy seeing happy seeing this show made me??? The music and performances are still stomping through my head. I'll feel sad when that tones down. LOL

Drawing big happy hearts around the St James theater...

Sighhh What an incredible experience. What a weekend. What a life. Last year at this time I had just finshed radiation treatment..and now, a year later my hair is finally touching my shoulders...and I got to share an amazing gift with my best mate, courtesty of Green Day, Billie Joe...and the glorious cast of American Idiot on a cold but fantastic February day in NYC.
Hey, if you love Green Day,...or just love music...or just love incredible talent...the theater...and want to see performances that will leave you soaring... that you will never forget,....SEE THIS SHOW.


I see my oncologist for my 6 month visit on the 28th, but I'm not thinking about that a whole bunch right now.


I've been feeling....happy.

My heartfelt thanks (and Matt's too) goes out to rhoboat, who encouraged me to see AI and never let up until we bought tickets. (I'm drawing hearts around you, too) Thank you for letting me babble on and rave about it the next day..for feeding me with YT links to keep me on my AI high...(and special thanks for singing some of 'Are We the Waiting' when my brain wouldn't let me remember it for a second! Now it might be my favorite from the show I think. Oh. that. song.)

Again...Happy belated ♥'s Day everybody!

ETA: In my excitment, I neglected to include a link for info on American Idiot. The site has some video and the links to the left give more info on Green Day and the show :)
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A Wintery picspam

Seems we haven't seen the last of snow around here as it's snowing as I type this, so I thought I'd share some of the photos I took when we had our last big snow in January. I love the snow, it's wonderland magic can make everything feel so in the early morning quiet, while every tree branch was still coated, I took some pictures. The snow, while there was a lot of it, was light and fluffy and in only a matter of hours, the sun and wind made my photos look as if they'd almost been a dream.

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One Word meme, snagged from leviathan101
Thought I'd surpise her by being the most unlikely one on her flist to put this up. :)

(And many many good vibes coming your way to please feel better dear Lev. xo)

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? working
3. Your hair? long
4. Your mother? loving
5. Your father? strange
6. Your favorite thing? acknowledgement
7. Your dream last night? gone
8. Your favorite drink? coke
9. Your dream? contentment
10. The room you're in? family
11. Your fear? suffocation
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? healthy
13. Where were you last night? restaurant
14. What you're not? fulfilled
15. Muffins? apple
16. One of your wish list items? TV
17. Where you grew up? Philadelphia
18. The last thing you did? hugged
19. What are you wearing? pjs
20. Your TV? old
21. Your pet? dead
22. Your computer? constant
23. Your life? unorganized
24. Your mood? worried
25. Missing someone? Mom
26. Your car? annoying
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Favorite Store? Target
29. Your summer? England
30. Your favorite color? green
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? Saturday
33. Who will/would re-post this? rhoboat
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BtVS Video: Anything But Love

Title: Anything But Love
Music: SOS: Anything But Love by Apocalyptica with vocals by Cristina Scabbia
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Spike/Buffy
Formats: wmv; zipped or streamed
Betas: leviathan101, rhoboat, humansrsuperior
Description: Spike and Buffy's dark...and beautiful story through Spike's eyes.

Special thanks to rhoboat for gifting me with this beyond perfect song. xoxo

Download Link: WMV version (64MB zipped)
Streaming Link: Neural Cluster

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I felt I wanted to say something about yesterday's news concerning David Tennant leaving Doctor Who. I just wasn't sure what to I thought I might start by sending some more hugs out to my dear friend humansrsuperior. I know how sad she is feeling and today all I keep thinking about is how beautifully she celebrated her doctor with her beyond magnificent videos ....and amazing fan fiction. Since my LJ username, raspberry-splat, was actually born out of a scene from an early fic of hers, Raspberry Rose (it mentions raspberry ice cream some went 'splat'), it got me thinking and remembering...and I thought what could be better than to honor this doctor....and HRS's writing by putting a wee spotlight on her beautiful body of work, for her writing is one of the ways she pulled me closer to finally watching and falling into Doctor Who...and her stories have brought joy to so many. I remember a good many 'fic chats' we had and I am honored to have witnessed some of her creative writing process. So even though Ten will be leaving the TARDIS after the Specials, there will be many ways to revisit his time there .... including the glorious Ten (she even wrote some incredible Nine fic for me) stories HRS has shared with us HERE. Perhaps you will choose one or two..or a read for the first time..or favorites to enjoy again.

Many many hugs to you, {{{{HRS}}}}...your doctor continues to travel in the TARDIS through your amazing work....a pricelss gift for everyone! xoxoxoxox
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The Princess Bride Quote Meme

Snagged from leviathan101

When you see this, post in your own journal with your favorite quote from The Princess Bride. Preferably not "As you wish" or the Inigo Montoya speech.

Humperdinck: (draws sword) To the death.
Westley: No! To the pain.
Humperdinck: I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase.
Westley: I'll explain. And I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon.
Humperdinck: That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me.
Westley: It won't be the last. To the pain means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists, next your nose.
Humperdinck: And then my tongue, I suppose. I killed you too quickly the last time, a mistake I don't mean to duplicate tonight.
Westley: I wasn't finished. The next thing you lose will be your left eye, followed by your right.
Humperdinck: And then my ears, I understand, let's get on with it.
Westley: Wrong! Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out "Dear God, what is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears. That is what "to the pain" means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
Humperdinck: I think you're bluffing.
Westley: It's possible, pig. I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable vomitous mass, I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand. Then again, perhaps I have the strength after all. (stands and extends the sword in front of him) Drop... your... sword.

I love this movie to bits and pieces, it is such a family favorite in our house. There are sooooo many fantastic scenes and I have many favorites..but this one came to my mind immediately. I just adore the priceless delivery by Cary Elwes. My husband just came downstairs to show me the movie was actually on TV as I type this up! We couldn't get over such a coincidence!
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Best of Angel Meme

Tagged by leviathan101...I apologze to her as I am very late getting this up. Got stuck on my episode list and then it took me ages to get back to sorting it!
(Lev, now that you're racing through Bones, I really feel behind now in putting this up!)

Best Characters in order

1. Angel/Angelus
2. Spike
3. Wesley
4. Cordelia (pre Connor of course)
5. Fred

Best Villians in order

1. Angelus
2. Darla
3. W&H
4. Lindsey

Best pairings or character chemistry
in order (not necessarily romantic)

1. Angel/Spike
2. Wesley/Fred
3. Angelus/Darla
4. Angel/Cordy
5. Doyle/Cordy

Best episodes in no order

I Will Remember You
Five by Five
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been
In the Dark
Sleep Tight
You're Welcome
Hole in the World
Smile Time
Not Fade Away

....Now onto my BtVS quote meme :)
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Vid Recs!

I know many have seen some of these vids already, but I just wanted to embrace the vidders once more by making a call out to them here. (And if you haven't seen some of these yet, go go go...and leave them some happy words.)

Thrown Away by leviathan101. Music by Vast. Fandom: BtVS
This is one insanely incredible vid for Spike. Editing flawless, effects and transitions leave me in complete awe. It has my Spike love reeling within me, this is full of action, wonderful angst ...and just plain vidding perfection. Lev knows her characters' hearts and paints them for us like no one else. (Hugs to her too for introducing me to Spike and Buffyverse)

Won't Stop by humansrsuperior. Music by One Republic. Fandom: Doctor Who
Gorgeous upon gorgeous editing is her trademark...and never more than here. I get lost in the vid's beyond exquisite flow, it is awash in vibrant color that simply bursts with the beauty of the Doctor and Rose ...and this music. Starting with Nine and beautifully flowing into Ten...this vid has you sailing on all that is the Doctor and Rose, filling the eye and heart to the brim.

I Think I'm a Clone Now by rhoboat. Music by Weird Al Yankovic. Multifandom.
This is one clever, fun and fabulously edited vid. I had the pleasure of seeing bits of it as it came alive and I am such huge admirer of rhoboat's talents! It's such fun seeing all these fandoms bound together by this ingenius idea. Such awesome lyric matching, I'm still reeling! The wonderful effects and fantastic editing have you wanting to ride this clever vid again and again.

Dance With Me by chasarumba. Music by Debelah Morgan. Fandom: Ballroom dancing movies.
Pure Magnificence. Every step and evey sweep of this vid has me enraptured. With flawless, pristine editing...the vid is gloriously alive, it's beauteous streaks full of vibrant dance and emotions. Four dance films including my personal favorite, Strictly Ballroom, are all edited together a miracle...the vid is enthralling just like dance itself. This gorgeous gorgeous vid paints the joy of dance on your soul!

All such inspiring work....(I can only hope a tiny bit of that inspiration will work it's magic and help me finish up my own vid.) :)