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27 June 2015 @ 02:01 pm
Suits, 5.01: DenialCollapse )
I'm all: pleasedpleased
Hey everyone.

I know many of you were expecting a Suits review or three from me, now that I'm back from my (amazing, incredible) trip to NZ, so I feel I owe you a bit of an explanation as to why that hasn't happened, which I'll put behind a cut because it contains spoilers.

I fell in love with a boy but not in a good way...Collapse )
09 September 2014 @ 03:07 pm
Title: Glass Half Full
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Harvey/Mike
Word count: 7,673
Summary: The one where they have adjoining hotel rooms and Harvey walks in on Mike while he’s masturbating.
Notes: It is finally here! The fourth of five unconnected Harvey/Mike stories set in hotel rooms. I will finish this goddamn series if it kills me.

To my beta/partner in crime thatotherperv, thank you for always ensuring my stories make sense and that all body parts are where they ought to be.

Glass Half Full
I'm all: pleasedpleased
15 August 2014 @ 02:25 pm
Suits, 4.09: GoneCollapse )
I'm all: cheerfulcheerful
08 August 2014 @ 01:39 pm
Suits, 4.08: ExposureCollapse )
I'm all: happyhappy
28 April 2014 @ 11:33 am
Title: A Dangerous Life
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Scottie/Harvey
Word count: 3,555
Summary: Scottie's so terrified of being vulnerable she very rarely allows Harvey to tie her up.
Notes: Set in the recent past. Many thanks of course go to thatotherperv: beta, dear friend, inspiration. This one's for you, Mel.

A Dangerous Life
I'm all: amusedamused
14 April 2014 @ 10:48 pm
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I'm all: gloomygloomy
15 March 2014 @ 01:16 am
First, a quick (related) story about my week. I’ve known for a while now that I’d be out both Friday and Saturday night and it was stressing me out (to a ridiculous extent) about when on earth I’d have time to not only watch Suits (twice) and write up this post, but also watch my other shows and, you know, do something with my free time not tv-related. So I had the idea that maybe i would get up early on Friday and watch it before work, then write the bulk of my review at work, and do the rewatch when i got home from my night out. I got varying pieces of advice about this plan - Becky and Mary told me to do it, Mel advised me to wait bc what if watching it first thing in the morning hindered my enjoyment (but then she proceeded to email me in the night: SCREEEEEEEAAMIIIIIING I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO WATCH IT - which is just terribly confusing mixed messages I’m sure you’ll agree) but I also woke up to a tweet from Paige saying YOU HAVE TO WATCH SUITS RIGHT NOW. So it’s lucky I spent the whole night dreaming about getting up early to watch Suits which means of course when I did wake up right on time to do so I leapt out of bed in excitement. /slight exaggeration

tl;dr I watched suits before work and I have no regrets.

Suits, 3.12: Yesterday"s GoneCollapse )
I'm all: jubilantjubilant
This year I decided I would make it my mission to watch all the Best Pic Oscar nominees which I don’t normally do but for once I was quite interested in seeing them all. Not that I’ve ever been good at predicting these things (mostly because I don't care very much about award shows) but I’ve ranked each category in order of personal preference and bolded who I reckon will win.

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25 February 2014 @ 06:54 pm
Title: That Sweet Spot
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Harvey/Mike
Word count: 8,948
Summary: During a routine check up at the doctor's Mike inadvertently discovers something wonderful about himself that changes his life forever.
Notes: Rachel went to Stanford after all and things didn’t work out with Scottie. So both Mike and Harvey are single again.

Inspired by this post on reddit. If you would like to remain unspoiled I would advise you not to read it first (although you should definitely read it second because it’s awesome).

Thanks as always go to my beta/cheerleader/friend thatotherperv.

That Sweet Spot
I'm all: happyhappy
With Suits on hiatus I really needed something new to get obsessed over and thatotherperv came through for me big time by introducing me to the great and glorious Banshee, which is so sexy, pulpy and stylish every episode blows my mind. It's the most fun, outrageous, thrilling ride on TV right now and it always without fail leaves me feeling totally horny.

Fair warning, it is SUPER violent. Which I normally might balk at but the violence is beautifully choreographed and has a glossy, unreal, sheen to it – quite Tarantinoesque actually – which make its grotesquery much easier to stomach. Where the violence in shows like Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos or Oz ultimately became intolerable to me, in Banshee I find it exhilarating and satisfying, because the majority of it is inflicted on people who really deserve it (fyi I have a huge boner for fictional righteous vengeance). Plus I feel safe in the knowledge that my faves are all going to survive (remember when Person of Interest killed off their main female character and the creators were all ‘we’ve said from the beginning that no one is safe’ as if they’re fucking Game of Thrones? *eyeroll*).

More importantly, there is TONS of (fairly explicit) sex in the show. Our (hot as fuck) hero bangs pretty much every woman he meets, and he even cares about some of them. You will find ample proof of his delicious manliness behind the cut.

N.B. This post contains a few minor spoilers, mostly from the first few eps, although some of the gifs are from later episodes.

Introducing you to the wonderful characters of Banshee...Collapse )
I'm all: pleasedpleased
21 January 2014 @ 02:08 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Patrick J. Adams will be starring in a (miniseries), adaptation of Rosemary's Baby, opposite Zoe Saldana and Jason Isaacs. I'm a little nervous about it because Polanski's adaptation is my favourite horror film and comparisons will be unavoidable, but I'm also gleeful because I love all three actors, especially Patrick. Good for him to get such an awesome role alongside such great talent - plus the thought of him playing a satanist has me quite giddy with amused excitement.


I enjoyed the Looking pilot and will continue watching. In case you are not aware of this show it is a new half hour comedy from HBO about three gay men. It's set in San Francisco and has a fresh sort of indie feel to it, with smart dialogue, attractive actors and likable performances.


Grouchy comments about last week's episode of American Horror Story: Coven behind the cut...

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BREAKING NEWS: Gabriel Macht currently has a beard:

meghan beardy gabriel sarah

More importantly the colour of his hair is gorgeous right now so let's all pray to the gods of television that it was this colour during filming.

Suits is back on 6 March, which I know seems like a long way off but the good news is it's going back to airing on Thursday nights! Which means my weekends during those 6 weeks have been saved and you can expect to be seeing a lot more of me around these here parts again.
I'm all: chipperchipper
02 January 2014 @ 02:20 pm
Happy new year to you all, my babies.

Harvey Mike fist bump b&w

I rewatched s1 of Nashville because it seemed like a good idea. And it was. Do any of you even watch it? Because I feel like I'm in the fandom on my own but I have so many shippy feelings about it as well as an obsession with the male lead and like I'm just going to sit here and talk about it for ages because it's all I care about (until Suits comes back).

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In other TV news, I don't care about Sherlock and I have now watched all of Sleepy Hollow because my xmas hosts had it downloaded. I'm afraid it did not impress me and I have absolutely no interest in ever watching it again (although I ship Ichabod/Abby, obvs). That said it was a billion times better than Dracula, which we could only stomach a couple episodes of. As latxcvi rightly pointed out on twitter:

You're VLAD THE IMPALER. Why are you in a pissing match over ENERGY RIGHTS?
Again - you're Vlad the Impaler. Eat a baby FFS.


The To Do List is officially my favourite film of 2013 and it's important that you all watch it.


Finally, I highly recommend this super awesome, funny and hot-as-hell vintage daddy porn that I stumbled across the other day (she says, as if she hadn't been scouring the internet specifically for daddy porn). It's a short clip from a (brilliantly dubbed) German porno called Sensational Janine, which, according to wiki is "one of the most successful foreign x-rated films ever to cross the Atlantic", and the movie is "today seen as one of the best porns of all time". ANYWAY. Enjoy:

I'm all: bouncybouncy
07 December 2013 @ 11:34 am
I don't want 2013 to be over. It's been a very good year.

I went on various holidays - Ireland, Croatia, Spain - I graduated with first class honours, and I got a new job which I love. I've never been able to say that about a job. The place I was at before (for 11 years) was easy and there was a lot of downtime and I worked with one of my best friends, but the work itself was mind-numbing. I'm now at a different (much more awesome) university and I look after all the postgraduate students in my department (of which there are hundreds). It's a much more customer facing role which before I started I didn't know whether I'd like, but turns out I'm brilliant at it; in my old job I had very little cause to use my social skills, but here, where I'm working directly with far more people, being charming, friendly and outgoing on a daily basis is essential (as is getting reluctant academics to do things for me), and because I'm a natural at those things I'm thriving in a way I never did at my old job. I love being part of a big department, I love being surrounded by men. Some of whom are gross douches, sure, but omg some of them are lovely. Including a few of my students; mostly far too young for me goddammit, but being able to regularly flirt with smart, interesting men after years of scant opportunity is awesome fun. So far one student has asked me out but I said no because I need to not get a reputation for shagging my students, tempting as it may be, but his viva is really soon so it'd be okay to take him up on his offer after that, right? He's only a decade younger than me. Another - even younger - student, who is so pretty I go hot all over whenever he's in the room, eyefucks me constantly and told me I was "wonderful". I have crushes on like five different men atm, it's madness. The job is busy, challenging and varied, which I like but which also unfortunately means I have less time for participating in fandom, although I'm still keeping up with all my tv shows (complete list of what I watch can be found in my profile).

I'm enjoying some more than others, but my absolute faves right now, the shows I most look forward to and wish never had to end are Nashville, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Wife, Elementary and American Horror Story. To a slightly lesser extent Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project and Hart of Dixie. I have to admit I kind of miss Person of Interest (particularly Root). What's it been like the last few weeks? Was I right to quit or should I aim to catch up at some point?
I'm all: hungover
27 November 2013 @ 12:27 pm
Title: A Mutually Beneficial Proposal
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Mike/Rachel, Mike/Harvey, Harvey/Rachel, Mike/Harvey/Rachel
Word count: 9,749
Summary: Harvey’s heart is broken. Mike intends to mend it.
Notes: Beta'd by thatotherperv, natch.

A Mutually Beneficial Proposal
I'm all: cheerfulcheerful
20 November 2013 @ 11:11 pm
a rant.Collapse )
I'm all: angryangry
09 November 2013 @ 01:20 am
This post was supposed to be an email to Mel but then I had the brainwave that maybe the whole world should be granted access to my super interesting thoughts about Hart of Dixie, so here they are and you're welcome.

Hart of Dixe, 3.05: How Do You Like Me NowCollapse )
I'm all: peacefulpeaceful
16 October 2013 @ 01:33 pm
I might post some fanfiction soon.

Only new shows I've picked up this season are Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Masters of Sex. Both are excellent but for different reasons. I like Andy Samberg and I don't get why people are so mean about him. I guess maybe he's done other comedy that is annoying or something but in B99 I find him very charming and funny and perfectly cast.

The pilot of Masters of Sex was totally thrilling: a fascinating and fun look at a major turning point in history, with a great cast headed by Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen. The show becomes a bit more melodramatic in the second episode - I found the implication that only mods, liberals and sex workers were having oral sex in the fifties pretty ridonk - but it's still fantastically entertaining.

I couldn't even get through the second episode of SHIELD and basically I find it so atrocious its very existence fills me with rage. Just retire already, Joss.

I dropped New Girl. Can't see myself ever liking it again, or caring about Jess/Nick, or frankly any of the characters.

The Mindy Project is almost as bad this season, but I do still ship Mindy/Danny so I'm not ready to give up on it yet.

The women on Person of Interest are the best. I am so pleased with the way this cast is growing.

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Homeland isn't really doing it for me this season. Peter Quinn is my everything but I no longer give a shit about Brody, and Damian Lewis is trying a wee bit too hard. Sorry buddy, I think that one Emmy is all you're ever gonna get.

28 September 2013 @ 03:41 pm
I forgot to mention yesterday! I got a prize for my dissertation!!!!

My supervisor emailed me the other day:

At the Exam Board, it was decided to award you the Chris Willis prize (which is a £15 book token), which is awarded annually for the best work in the field of popular culture. We particularly wanted to award you this prize in recognition of the fantastic work undertaken on your fantastic [Final Year Project] on Fandom. The External Examiner singled it out for special praise.

I'm all: geekygeeky
27 September 2013 @ 02:26 pm
ugh no more new Suits episodes until january. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GO ON WTIH MY LIFE.

I shall write fic, is what I shall do. I have already written a thousand words of a new Harvey/Mike/Rachel fic, and one of the reasons for going the polyamory route again is: it's difficult for me to write AUs and so for me to write canon compliant Harvey/Mike fic I would have to write Rachel out of the picture, which given how serious the Mike/Rachel relationship has become in canon there's just no plausible (or appealing) way of doing that. So I got rid of Scottie instead (because apparently I'm not quite ready for an OT4) and so Harvey's heart is broken and now I have to fix him. (With hot sex.)

I wasn't jazzed enough by the Sleepy Hollow pilot to add it to my rota even though I liked it more than S.H.I.E.L.D which I do intend to keep watching EVEN THOUGH THE PILOT WAS TERRIBLE. But maybe it'll get better and maybe the characters will become more appealing (I did not like any of the characters in the pilot - yes even your beloved Phil Coulson did nothing for me - which if that happened on a show without a Joss Whedon connection I'd not even consider watching a second episode) and if not I might drop it and revisit Sleepy Hollow because Ichabod Crane needs to call me.

My favourite new show of the season so far is Brooklyn Nine-Nine which is GLORIOUS IN EVERY WAY. It's exceptionally funny, wonderfully silly, warm and witty and charming, and it has a diverse cast of excellent, distinctive characters. I know comedy is subjective and it won't be to everyone's taste but if the pilot doesn't make you laugh out loud at least 25 times you are dead inside.

Looking forward to Masters of Sex, with my beloved Lizzy Caplan, which starts on Sunday and sounds like everything I've ever wanted in a TV show.

Really enjoyed the Person of Interest season premiere, mainly because of Root, who is my everything. That final scene of hers was the greatest thing ever and I hope Amy Acker is in every single episode of the show from here on out.

New Girl is THE WORST. I hate it so much now. If the next episode isn't a VAST improvement over the first two of the season I'm done with it.

What about you guys? Are you still enjoying your old shows? What new shows are you watching/looking forward to/disappointed by?
I'm all: busybusy
21 September 2013 @ 12:03 am
Suits, 3.10: StayCollapse )
I'm all: giddygiddy
14 September 2013 @ 12:45 am
Suits, 3.09: Bad FaithCollapse )
I'm all: tiredtired
05 September 2013 @ 08:10 pm
Suits, 3.08: EndgameCollapse )
I'm all: crazycrazy
01 September 2013 @ 01:58 pm
I'm currently watching House of Lies with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell and it's really good. I don't understand why it's not more popular. I also caught up with Person of Interest and I wouldn't say it's *really* good but I am very invested in all the characters and I love that the team has grown to include great morally ambiguous villains like Root (Amy Acker!) and Elias (Enrico Colantoni!). Joss Carter is my favourite, and I ship her with Reese. Not quite sure how to handle my attraction to Jim Caviezel. He's Jim Caviezel ffs, that guy is the worst. Reese also has a really stupid speaking voice. And yet and yet...I would climb him like a tree.

Mostly right now I am curious about shipping on a little show called SUITS. Who do you ship? Let's find out.

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If I forgot to include your ship, sorry. I am unwell and doing my best. Feel free to talk to me about any of your ships in the comments.
I'm all: sicksick
28 August 2013 @ 10:50 pm
Suits, 3.07: She"s MineCollapse )
I'm all: sleepysleepy
15 August 2013 @ 05:22 pm
This doesn't merit its own post because I'm pretty sure no one who still reads this journal watches the show, but I'm going to have a quick word about Covert Affairs anyway.

Covert Affairs, 4.05: Here Comes Your ManCollapse )

And now to the important stuff!

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I'm all: enthralledenthralled
Well not for me, because I can't watch it until tomorrow after work, but the important thing is, Suits Season 3 starts TONIGHT. Hold me. *shaking and crying*


I might give up watching teen wolf soon. because i hate it and it's awful and the fandom is the embarrassing worst and if I have to read any more bullshit about imaginary parallels between Sterek's non-existent love story and the real love story happening between Derek and a *gasp* woman (WHO LOOKS NOTHING LIKE STILES OKAY YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES) I will be forced to poke my own eyes out.


I caught up with Bates Motel and loved it because Vera Farmiga is the greatest. Also Orphan Black is excellent. Also I am enjoying Archer. Also I love True Blood this season - I stopped finding it erotic a long time ago but this season is actually pretty sexy and not particularly rapey, which is a huge improvement on the last few years I think we can all agree.


That said this gifset and its tags are probably the sexiest thing happening in my life right now.


This is my last week of work at Old Job. Then I have a week and a half off and then New Job! oh my god.

And then yesterday I found out that I got a first for my degree! Which in case you don't know that's the highest level of degree awarded in the UK.

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It took me four years (part time) and I managed it while holding down a full time job. I'm so proud of myself and my achievement and I can assuredly say it's the best thing I've ever done with my life. I'm not ready to think about doing a masters yet but it's on the distant horizon for sure.

Went to Sharan's hen do on Saturday night and we ended up at a club in Essex in which I made out with a 19 yo boy. AHAHA. He was so pretty and dumb and I was kind of surprised when he made a move on me; the details are fuzzy but i think what happened was this:

Him: what type of guys do you like?
Me: smart, funny, hot. What about you - what's your type?
Him: You're my type.
Me: What?! I'm 36 years old.
Him: I don't care.

Pretty sure that's when we started kissing. We made out in various parts of the club and there was grinding and if I was critiquing his technique I'd say that he needed to tone way down on the tongue but whatever; he tried to get me to go outside with him, I think to fuck me in an alley or something which I decided would be quite sexy but also regrettable and I didn't trust him not to rape me if I changed my mind so after a while I abandoned him and went back to the girls. But the thing that was most amazing about him and that I couldn't stop thinking about the next day was his erection. Jesus fucking christ 19 year old erections are SO HARD. Like a steel rod. And then men get older and their cocks get gradually less awesome, it's a fucking tragedy. :'(
I'm all: accomplishedaccomplished
29 May 2013 @ 04:19 pm
My newish colleague yesterday told me that she tried Suits on the weekend, only got through four minutes of the pilot and found Harvey's smugness unbearable, turned it off and then thought it was appropriate to rant at me about the flawed writing on the show, and I now hate her so much I can barely be civil. like, how RUDE. She knows it's my favourite and that I've been nagging her to watch it, and she judges the writing based on four minutes (?!) and then INSULTS ME TO MY FACE. What an asshole. There are other things I hate about her, it's not just that she disparaged my beloved Harvey and show (she's charmless and has an annoying voice for instance), but that was the final nail in the coffin and she is now officially dead to me. The next time she tries to make me hang out with her (she forced me to go to the great gatsby with her last week) I am going to be all, "NO B/C YOU THINK ONCE UPON A TIME IS GREAT TELEVISION GO FUCK YOURSELF"

I watched season 1 of Arrow in an alarmingly short space of time and I'm really into Stephen Amell. He is extremely attractive and I ship him with almost everybody. After a brief look yesterday it quickly became clear that the Oliver/Felicity shippers on tumblr are a bunch of morons and as far as I can tell there is no good porn in the fandom which boggles my mind because the show is full of shippy hotness. I'd love a good porny Oliver/Felicity/Diggle threesome fic, but I'd probably read any porn that involved Oliver (except Oliver/Moira or Oliver/Malcolm). WHERE IS IT.

I'm sure I had actual thoughts about the show but I'm struggling to remember them. Oh yeah, I like that Oliver being a vigilante who murders his targets is taken seriously. and I think Colton Haynes made the right choice leaving Teen Wolf because Arrow is a better show and Roy Harper is a better character than a lizard.

Next up: Scandal Season 2! Also, Arrested Development.
24 May 2013 @ 03:56 pm
Title: Staring at the Sun
Series: Man in the Middle
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Harvey/Rachel, Harvey/Mike, Rachel/Mike, Harvey/Rachel/Mike
Word count: 20,156
Summary: Harvey doesn't care how complicated it is, he'll make things work with Mike and Rachel.
Notes: Beta'd of course by the amazing and talented thatotherperv. Comment here or at AO3, whichever you prefer. :) Enjoy!

Staring at the Sun
I'm all: accomplishedaccomplished
23 May 2013 @ 02:26 pm
I have now watched all the commentaries on the Suits Season 2 dvds and behind the cut are a few random observations:

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I'm all: fullfull
miTunes: we are young
20 May 2013 @ 02:20 pm
Season Finales

I actually genuinely hated the New Girl season finale to the point where I literally couldn't give a crap what happens next. Read more...Collapse )


spoilery gifs and capslocked flailing behind the cut...Collapse )

I don't know why I still watch How I Met Your Mother because I hate it and everything it stands for. They've turned a ship I once loved (Barney/Robin) into a ship that actively squicks me, but even worse, now I have to watch the final season because of cliffhanger. FUCK YOU, HIMYM.

I also hate The Vampire Diaries, but I'm intrigued enough by a couple of its cliffhangers to MAYBE keep watching next season. Maybe, but not definitely, because it's the actual worst and I am fully aware of this.

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mostly nonsensical raving...Collapse )

Suits stuff

I caused some drama on Tumblr last night by posting that Mike's age was confirmed on the Rewind commentary as being 27. Unfortunately this directly contradicts canon, which places him nearer 30, so I've come to the conclusion that Korsh and his writers have no fucking idea how old their characters are, and we should probably all brace ourselves for lots of conflicting information in forthcoming episodes.

On the same commentary, Rick Hoffman called Gabriel Macht 'G-Money'. Nice to get an official nickname.
I'm all: draineddrained
miTunes: let's stay together