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Though the Magic of Google, I have discovered Things. The people who did the titles for "Tonight's the Night" and several other television shows like "Strictly Come Dancing" were behind this bit of technological lulz. On their showreel they have some clips of John standing in front of a green screen, and him dancing and goofing off.

So, I'm guessing that Creative Nuts can do pretty much whatever they wanted with the footage. But if not, I've got them downloaded to my harddrive. = )
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So, I've been thinking of making a John Barrowman Calender for 2010. I made a mock up of what sort of theme each month should have. I feel I have too much television represented, but it's kinda hard to get decent looking theatrical shots!

January - Pantomimes
February - Interviews from magazines and television
March - Just John
April - Bad Movie Month
May - Theatrical Productions
June - John and Animals!
July - Doctor Who/Torchwood
August - Music Tours
September - Other Television Roles
October - Theater Productions
November - The Audition Shows
December - John and Scott

Obviously, each month needs a picture on top. But do you put little pictures on the unused days? Is there a max amount of little picture days?

I have some pictures I already want to use. I am attempting to be Classy in not including any pictures of John naked or only in his underwear - I hope I make up for that by including John in a Wetsuit. Which means that I can't include anything from Method, because that was the only reason to watch that movie. = P
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Grumpy)
Today I heard that Amazon was removing the rankings from GLBTQ books. Individuals have written to the company asking about it, and their reply was "In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature." AKA "We take down rankings on books that people complain about."

For an example:

John Barrowman's autobiography Anything Goes, Paperback Edition has a ranking

But the hardcover edition Doesn't.

To follow the saga:
The Complaint and Reply
Books that have had rankings removed
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (John Barrowman)
Reason #328 why it's good to be a John Barrowman fan:

Reading the chapter in Miriam Meyerhoff's Introducing Sociolinguistics on Language attitudes, and reading a very familiar example. There was an anecdotal story in Scotland of a toddler who was living there with his non-Scottish parents, who when dropped off at nursery started a chant of "Book, book, book!" In the beginning of the chant, it was [bʊɘk] and ended the chant with [buk].

And the reaction? Bitch, please. = D

PS: Whoever created this apple and cherry filling for this pie is a genius.
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Temperance)
Stealling this from [ profile] karokegal's "Awesome Celberity Meme" because this was the only interesting answer I had:

Who would you take to a prom/ball with you?

John Barrowman. He can do nice/nice at functions, can dance, and would not lack for conversation which is a definite plus. But he'd have to tell me what he's wearing before hand, so I can pick something that doesn't clash. Because, if it's a ball thing, he'll be wearing a kilt, and there's nothing worse than a pair of escorts clashing. = )
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (They all wore a green carnation)
Today was my last day at Essltate. I may miss the people, but I will not miss the bruises, paper cuts, and peeling cuticles.

At our first break, Cherrie was flipping though her People magazine and commented that Thomas and Nancy Beatle had their baby girl. The most of the room ( all seven of us, as the rest were outside smoking ) thought it was unnatural, once the whole situation was explained. Because, really, "a man gave birth to a baby girl" would give a few WTF comments if just for the "how would that even work?" angle. ( I still think it's sweet, and said so. ) Not only that, but the idea of the existence of transsexuals was also unnatural and abhorrent.

This is, obviously, not the first time I've heard this shit.

Remember the diversity talk on my floor this spring? Several of the girls when off on a homophobic tangent, how gays and lesbians act against gender roles. Specifically, how effeminate gay men were far less threatening than lesbians. I pointed out, hi, lesbian sitting right next to you, and she backpeddled and said something along the lines of "Oh, but you're not obvious about it."

Which brings me to "The Making of Me." I've still not watched it, despite my interest in both John Barrowman in pretty much anything and GLBT studies. Partly because on the science part it's not telling me anything new, partly because I've not heard a single positive review of it. And partly because of the invisible lesbian problem, which is a bit silly because it's a gay man comparing himself to others, and while straight men and straight women have at least one gender or orientation overlap, lesbain women don't have an orientation overlap. ( In orientation, I mean "attracted to men" or "attracted to women." Plus invisible bisexuals, which only has the justification "trying to explain being gay is hard enough!"

I think I'll just curl up with a book tomorrow.
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Eat my rubber foam axe!)
You know, I was resigned when it was reported that John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd would be at Comic Con. But the entire freaking cast of MST3K will be there too. Trace Beaulieu, Paul Chaplin, Frank Conniff, Bill Corbett, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy, Bridget Nelson, Mike Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl and J. Elvis Weinstein.

In other words, MY DREAM CON. The only three people are missing are Naoko Mori, Eve Myles, and Burn Gorman. The only thing that could make this better was there was a live session of people riffing "Shark Attack III: Megaladon."

The only thing that's preventing me on clicking that button is the $2500 pricetag for the entire trip. Which is both more than I want to spend, and money I was setting aside for my UK adventure. And adding the third that I'd go into complete fangirl meltdown and be useless before even the first day would be out.

...Give me more reasons why this would be a bad idea?
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (John Barrowman)
Oh, the really cool thing is I had a dream I was at a John Barrowman concert. In the first row. He wore quite a bit of sparkly things - there was an Elvis jumpsuit in one act, and a purple sequined jacket in the next. And there was a comedy bit where he was shirtless.

And, since it was me, there were people planning the next show in the theatre during the intermission. They had layouts for the design of the stage amongst other things.

I think the best part was where I was coming down the aisle, and John ( and people carrying about half the flats for the stage ) rushed up the aisle. Mmm. Two feet away from John Barrowman and seanic design.

Basically it was the bastard child of his tour and a panto in a small, indoors, Hellenistic theatre with illusionist perspective.

I know it's all fake, but it still brings a smile to my face.
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (At Work)
Cut for talk of menstrual cycle stuff )

And now to re-read some Poetics, and things about Spanish theatre so I can organize thoughts about... Aristotle and the Golden Age of Spanish theatre, exemplified by plays by Lope de Vega.

And that there should really be "Jack in the Middle Ages" fic. Especially after seeing John in a promotional photo for the Robin Hood panto. He does look rather fetching in green. = )
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (John Barrowman)
I just changed my header. Something a little more cheerful than John standing over a corpse. - [ profile] msp_hacker

image below )
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Guinnes in a fudge)
Watched "Hotel Babaylon." John Barrowman was wonderful - if extremely camp - and Alexandra Moen is really, really hot. I have no idea why I didn't see it when she was playing Lucy Saxon. Perhaps is was her and the Master's Plotting to Take Over the World that distracted me.
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Transmission difficulties)
Back home in Bloomington.

I wish to correct some statements I made yesterday. I misspoke when I said that the Chicago Museum of Art was an entrance to purgatory. It is, in fact, one of the processing centers for admission into Hell, which I forgot in my fluster at my flight being delayed three times. So, the Milwaukee Airport is the only entrances to Purgatory that I have en counted. ( As the entire state of Ohio is just a little bit too big, even for an entrance into eternity. )

Comparing Only Human to "The Fall of Numantia" by Miguel de Cervantes, "Fuente Oveja" by Lope de Vega, and "The Trickster of Seville and his Guest of Stone" by Tirso de Molina is deeply unfair to "Only Human." It's like comparing "Only Human" to "Don Quixote", "Saint Joan", and "A Midsummer's Night Dream."

I'm not taking back the parts where I say the only good bits are where Das and Jack are there. Because action/adventure and science fiction book should be a faster and more enjoyable read than Aristotle.

But I did get my books today that I ordered. Today, when I was not sleeping or at class, I was reading "Anything Goes." I am tempted to write a fan letter to Carol because the idea to footnote the aides was brilliant. And quite possibley one of my favorite parts of the book, other than the description of places that John and Scott have gone SCUBA diving, Marn, and Minge.
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (John Barrowman - Mooning the rink)
While I don't want crazy emo drama breakups, I really hope there would be one kiss between Jack and Owen.

Because I'm really shallow, and John's one person short of kissing all of his co-stars in a professional context. As John and Naoko were the leads in Miss Saigon together, and Jack's gotten a kiss from both Gwen and Ianto in Torchwood.

And I just like watching John kissing pretty people. = )
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (John Barrowman)
Dream of the Day: John Barrowman presenting American news dressed as Captain Jack. The last word was, "Oklahoma." So instead of saying "Oklahoma" he decided to sing the word and segued into a song from "Oklahoma."

Good way to start the day.
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Jack - Facepalm)
Was there a Capitan's vLog for "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"? None of my usual Barrowmania sources has mentioned one.
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (John Barrowman - I am What I am)
I'm not sure how many of the memebers of this group is also memebers of Barrowmanfans on Yahoo!, but I want to talk about it here as well. There's two diffrent clips of the book at The Audiobook Page. One's a .mp3 and the other is a video clip, both telling different segments.

While they weren't new stories - to me at least - they're awesome. Much better than the audiobook version of "Another Life." *flails*
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Winter)
Signs that it's Way Too Fucking Cold: You are borrowing fashion tips from John Barrowman.

( Okay, it's not the Hideous Gold Thing but a puffy vest over hooded sweatshirt. Which is pretty fashion neutral, but the point still stands as I lack the charisma to carry off the majority of his wardrobe without looking like a used car salesman. )
twincityhacker: hands in an overcoat's pockets (Confused at the End of the Universe)
I was going to ask if why things fall though the Rift all the time, why do people not notice the big gold swirly thing.

Then I realize this is the same universe where people wrote off being invaded by dinosaurs for a month. Not to mention at least two Cybermen invasions and a whole host of alien activity Though, thankfully, the citizens of of the Whoverse seemed to have a clue after... at least forty years.

I also want to belt out "All Out of Love" at the top of my lungs. This is generally not a bad thing, except I have no idea what the lyrics are. Oh dear.

*has John sing for me instead*

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Fandom Review of the Year!

My current favorite pairing: Jack/Everyone.

The Best fannish show aired this year: Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood. I took time out of a Disney vacation to watch this, and was still a bit sniffly when I went to the Magic Kindgom for supper. I'm not sure how that ranks on "complete nerd" but I'm sure it's high on the list.

The Best fannish show seen this year: The Invasion, Doctor Who. Aliens! Subtext! Animation! Doctor/Jamie! Zoe in a sparkly catsuit!

The Worst fannish show aired this year: Heroes. The Wonder Twins, Claire's stalker boyfriend that's a weird combo of her biological and adoptive fathers... not enthused.

The Worst fannish show seen this year: Flip this House, with the batshit environmentalists that put in solar panels but not air conditioning.

Biggest fannish surprise of the year: Tin Man. It managed to reference the 1939 Wizard of Oz film and was barely contaminated by the suck!

Best new tv show aired this year: Flip this House.

Best new tv show seen this year: Countdown with Keith Olberman.

Fallen angel: I would say "Doctor Who" except this is the first time I've actually watched an entire season, so...

Best merchandise: Captain Jack action figure. Or the Torchwood novels.

Best tie-in: John Barrowman pimping his album EVERYWHERE. Strictly Come Dancing with special hip action! National Lottery with knowing grin! A Day With John Barrowman, complete with pink hair straighter, John telling us how he's going to chill on Saturday with chocolate cream cake and a lot of vodka tonics, and Scott quickly biting into his food so he doesn't have to talk! Backstage at a photo shoot where John complains about the price of hair products! The creation of the phase "John Barrowman is a teenage girl who uses cheep hair product and wields a mean straight iron!" Which I still need to put on a icon!

Best comic book series: Don't read comics. But my best fannish book was "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Best movie of 2007: Sicko. Or Shark Attack Three: Megaladon.


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