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i am trying to wrangle our tags into submission. hint: this is not fun.

so far 2009/2010's pretty well done (ahahaha at some point it's kind of useless, where if you'd click fandom:heroes you'd get every post we've made the past three months or so).

2008's a pain, because i rarely tag, and i post a lot. of course it's mostly about interpol, so i wish i could mass tag or something.

am also watching american idol, and i don't know man, i get more weirded out each year. like, do they sit down and ask the contestants "tell us about the tragedies of your life" and then they introduce them to the audience like that "okay her parents split up or he had cancer" or like, have we come to the point where people frame their lives around the bad things that have happened to them, like "i feel i deserve to be the next american idol because my dog died" and it's just weird, man. i get overcoming tragedy and hardship, and i get that they want the audience to connect with the singers, but it makes me more and more uncomfortable. and yet! it's just about the foundation of half the reality shows out there! i do like the ones that have some self-awareness about this though. the ones that go "yeah you know there are far worse things than growing up poor". because there is, even though that's not even the point. i guess the point is that i love jordin sparks, perhaps? but then i also love fantasia, so it's complicated, my relationship with american idol, is what i'm saying.

just, no adam lambert or kris allen this year, please, guys. or fucking daughtry or haha david cook. i just want to die, okay.

ANYWAY. i feel that peter petrelli will make a great AI contestant, like "oh my last girlfriend died, the next one got stuck in a future world, then i found out my father who was supposed to be dead wasn't and then he stole my powers and i tried to kill him but failed, and then my brother slash lover betrayed me twice, oh and when we finally made up i found out he'd died months ago and my mom made his killer wear his face and body but that also went badly and now he's truly dead. oh and finally in order to save the life of just about the only friend i have left, i spent five years trapped alone in the head of the aforementioned brother-killer, and now he thinks we're BFFs and keeps calling me to do lunch and hang out and join a superhero league. in between all of that, i found time to almost end the world, twice. but none of that was actually my fault, hi."

cm

Date: 2010-02-17 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] knowing-shadows.livejournal.com
We had a short comedy series on TV in 2008 parodying these American Idol style shows, following several "contestants". All the contestants had basically got through to the final on the backs of their sob stories. So yes, this has been happening for a looooooooooooooooooooooong time, at least in the UK.

The show was called "Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor...And Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice," and it was awesome :D

Date: 2010-02-17 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
"Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor...And Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice,

...that is possibly the best show title in the history of all show titles omg!

Date: 2010-02-17 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leksa.livejournal.com
i feel that peter petrelli will make a great AI contestant

Hi, I laughed a lot. (Sorry, Peter.)

Date: 2010-02-17 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
it's okay, peter understands, his life is a bit of a trainwreck. i feel he will get lots of sympathy votes. maybe he can also do tricks for the audience!

Date: 2010-02-18 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-miso.livejournal.com
in between all of that, i found time to almost end the world, twice. but none of that was actually my fault, hi.

bwahaha, yes! Peter's life sucks the mostest.

Now, I haven't seen AI in years, but you've commented on something I've seen recently too. I watched the first episode of the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance (don't hate me! It sucked; I don't intend to go back. Project Runway is my reality show of choice). Anyway, some girl was auditioning, and out of freaking nowhere they asked about her father, who apparently died of cancer last year. It seemed really inappropriate, and the poor girl was hysterical while she was talking about it (in a very genuine and sad way - her father must have been young, and he presented with metastatic disease and died very quickly from the sounds of it), and everyone was just...sitting there in judgment? Or whatever? It seemed so wrong (the 'sympathetic' hugs of the judges didn't make me feel any less angry towards them), but from what you're saying, it's become commonplace in reality tv. Lovely. Let's make these people relive their trauma to generate compassion, get the audience emotionally attached and increase the ratings. Uncool.

i guess the point is that i love jordin sparks, perhaps?

I thought she was alright until she sided with the establishment against Russel Brand. I thought his Jonas Brothers virgin jokes were funny, okay?

Date: 2010-02-18 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
oh hey i can't judge, i watched some of the sytycd australia too! but like, it kind of gets wearying as well after a while to see everyone start vomiting out their life stories and meanwhile you're sat there going "...this has to do with dancing/singing. what exactly!)

OMG I LOVE PROJECT RUNWAY! my favoritest is PR canada season 1 because they had lucien and biddell aka my favoritest reality tv slash couple ever! i do love the american version though (tim gunn! needs a boyfriend! is so lovely!), and the australian version's okay as well. \o/

I thought she was alright until she sided with the establishment against Russel Brand. I thought his Jonas Brothers virgin jokes were funny, okay?

honestly dude i know nothing about her except she was adorable on AI and her music is pretty and poppy and she is still very pretty. what happened with russel brand? did he make fun of the jonas brothers? hahaha everyone should make fun of the jonas brothers!

Date: 2010-02-18 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-miso.livejournal.com
(tim gunn! needs a boyfriend! is so lovely!), and the australian version's okay as well. \o/

See, now you're putting me to shame. Absolutely Tim is gorgeous, and will make some man very happy, but I've never seen the Australian version of PR! Oops. My other secret reality show shame is extreme home makeover. I hate the designers/builders/twats who do the show, but I'll admit I kind of love seeing sad, put-upon people get nice stuff at the end. I much prefer it to nasty competitive crap like Survivor etc. Ooooh, ooh, and I love everything Colin and Justin do. They're so adorable.

what happened with russel brand? did he make fun of the jonas brothers?

He does it on a regular basis. But the incident I was thinking of was back in 2008 when he hosted the American VMAs. He made (hilarious!) comments about them and their stupid purity rings, and Jordin Sparks came out to present an award at some point, and was all "leave my fellow Christians alone you big meanie," which kind of made me go...meh. Each to their own in terms of religion, but purity rings are highly mockable. There's no denying that.

Date: 2010-02-18 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
oh haaa heaven's please, do not become like me. i am so addicted to reality tv it's not even funny. just the ones where there's a prize to be won though. i follow PR wherever it goes! i read somewhere that tim gunn got his heart broken at one point and now says he will never love again. which is SO SAD he is such a beautiful, lovely man, and i can't imagine him never finding love again. *takes tim gunn's private life way too personally* ALSO I LOVE SHOWS WHERE THEY RENOVATE HOMES AND STUFF! it's like shopping by proxy i get so excited to see the before/after shots.

oh i guess i remember something about that? vaguely? haha all it makes me think of is the huge jonas brothers slash fandom out there. \o/
Edited Date: 2010-02-18 08:35 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-02-18 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-miso.livejournal.com
it's like shopping by proxy i get so excited to see the before/after shots.

Yes! And everyone's so happy at the end. Well, usually. Colin and Justin occasionally do crazy shit that the homeowners are horrified by, but that's not awkward - it's fabulous. Because they're gorgeous and Scottish (guh) and they've been together for 25 years and I love them. So who gives a fuck if some old Maggie Thatcher clone doesn't approve of what they did to her bathroom?

haha all it makes me think of is the huge jonas brothers slash fandom out there.

WHAT. TELL ME YOU'RE NOT SERIOUS. I'm torn between glee (haha, the Christian virgins are double teaming each other in fanfic) and complete disgust because they are so unattractive and lame. Well, I guess the middle one is okay looking in a damp dishtowel kind of way, but that's only because he's clearly the product of an indecent encounter between Mommy Jonas and a visiting Padre from Venezuela.

Date: 2010-02-18 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
oh my gosh don't do this to me now i have to start downloading extreme home makeover episodes as well. anansi already like, influenced me to dl drag race aka THE BEST SHOW EVER OH MY GOD. also OMG THEY ARE SO CUTE THEY GOT INTO FISTICUFFS OF A SORT OVER A COAT MY HEEART.

...rule #31, if it exists, there is porn of it on the internet.

http://community.livejournal.com/jonasslash/profile

he's clearly the product of an indecent encounter between Mommy Jonas and a visiting Padre from Venezuela.

ahaha! that's the pretty one with the dark curls right?
Edited Date: 2010-02-18 09:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-02-19 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-miso.livejournal.com
Oh, man. I clicked on that link last night and I still haven't recovered. I'm no longer torn: it's not clever or subversive. It's just fucking gross. THEY ARE ANAEMIC, UGLY LITTLE WEIRDOS, OK. Have you seen pics of them? The oldest and youngest brothers! they're honestly Just really plain. Like, not even average looking. The middle one doesn't do anything for me, but at least I can understand why he appeals to little girls. The other two? NFI. And their music! Don't get me started.

Team Brand!

Date: 2010-02-19 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
THEY ARE ANAEMIC, UGLY LITTLE WEIRDOS, OK.

TRUEFACT I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. CANNOT STOP LAUGHING.

<3 <3 <3!

Date: 2010-02-19 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-miso.livejournal.com
*hugs*

It's terrifying, dude! What is the world coming to?

(btw - lj has been losing my comments and a couple of pms recently. If you didn't get it, I did reply to you both, but it wasn't anything vital. It was just more of this: ♥♥♥ and *hugs*)

Date: 2010-02-18 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anansie-s.livejournal.com
Yikes sorry that was me earlier. Anyway, I was just squeeing over how amazing PR Canada season 1 (and 2, to a lesster extent) was, as well as Iman. I love her. *Has to check when season 3 starts*

Date: 2010-02-18 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
whups, we'll just pretend we didn't see that okay! :) omg i love PR Canada so much. lucien and bidell <---still my favoritest. also damn you for making me watch drag race. although on ep 1 of the pilot they use the god-awful glowing filters and i wish they would just stoop it drives me crazy!

Date: 2010-02-18 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anansie-s.livejournal.com
Heheh, yeah, um. I don't want my rl people to know about the fic business. So.

YAY you're watching drag race!!! \o/ I refuse to be damned for that. It's quality TV. It's art. And apparently you watch American Idol so you can't be ruined any further :(

I love Ru so much that, er(altho I can't be bothered to promo it or whatever). God, I know that soft-focus filter was annoying. They stop after a few episodes.

Did you watch PRC season 2? I loved Sunny :D And Biddell, man. His final collection was nuts. And Lucian's too, despite all the fussiness. They were the best couple ever, yes!

Date: 2010-02-18 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
oh no totally understand! i have only one lj, and no-RL people on it, more or less. \o/

it is AMAZING OH MY GOD. i have only watched the first three eps of season two and the first ep of season one. it's like. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

i did watch season two but for the life of me i can't remember who sunny is! comes from ahaha watching every PR everywhere! but oh. idk, the canadians! they're all so kind of polite and stuff!

Date: 2010-02-18 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anansie-s.livejournal.com
Yay! Hey, where did you find the 3rd ep of season 2? I can't find it anywhere (and the LOGO website videos are blocked for non-US people :()

Ah yeah I stopped watching the US/other PRs and just stick to the Canadian one. Weirdly, I don't really like reality TV. Just PRC and Drag Race.

Sunny was the adorable sweet very short Asian boy! With the 'radical Asian' haircut? (You know, sort of shaved on the sides, with a long glossy mohawk) and he'd sometimes wear a gun holster as an accessory? Very very talented and if you've seen the first episode it's not a spoiler to say he was one of the finalists.

http://dawnofanewera.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/sunny1.jpg

Date: 2010-02-18 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mumblemutter.livejournal.com
oh! i just torrent! do you do torrent? i can't really stream, it never goes well for singapore, so i torrent mostly. here: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5369243/Rupaul__s_Drag_Race_S02E03___Untucked_E03

oh i am a terrible reality tv junkie. terrible! mostly why decrying how absolutely horrible they are. but there's no such thing as ironic entertainment, so surely i secretly love the dreck that is the bachelor. i don't know what that says about me whups.

oh HIM. oh he was amazing ahhh no i saw the whole series yes he was essentially just about miles away from everyone else from the beginning! i'd buy his clothes! if i could afford any of them.

Date: 2010-02-18 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anansie-s.livejournal.com
Oh thank you thank you :) I torrent when I can't find other options.

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