lishesquex: (xena - big sword fandom)

Yesterday I watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Rianna.  There were parts that I loved and parts that I was a bit "meh" about.  I have complicated feelings about it.  But mostly, it made me very, very nostalgic about the Lord of the Rings movies.  The night before, I finished reading the books for the first time.  It's terrible that it's taken me this long to get through them (I started them in 2010 after reading The Silmarillion) but I got stuck for a good while on the first third of Book 1.  I'm very glad I read them before watching The Hobbit because I think it made me appreciate the movie more. For example, the scene with Galadriel and Gandalf in Rivendell, and the light behind them was this soft pink golden dawn - I wondered how much that was because it looked pretty, or whether someone had actually wanted to portray Galadriel as being of the morning ("And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning").  Probably the latter, I guess.  But I might not have noticed, if I hadn't just read The Return of the King with its night-imagery descriptions of Arwen.

Anyway, here's a cute thing that happened: there was an ad before the movie for New Zealand which had me all squeeing because it mentioned NZ as being the land of "warrior princesses" and I was like OMG XENA REFERENCE.  Hah. Rianna rolled her eyes, of course.

Today I'm sitting around drinking tea and waiting for the Lord of the Rings: Online to finish downloading on Steam. Reading the books has made me all fangirly enough about LOTR that I will risk my soul on another MMO.  I don't think there's any danger of becoming unhealthily addicted though - those days are behind me, and it's unlikely I'll get super into it without my guildies.  Still, are there any out there on my Flist who is interested in playing with me?  It's free-to-play so you wouldn't have to pay anything.  I will probably be joining the server Elendilmir because it's apparently the unofficial Oceanic server.


Aug. 26th, 2012 07:34 pm
lishesquex: (Rachel Sienna - umbrella)

Has anybody heard of the movie Raze?  I was looking at Rachel Nichols' imdb profile to see what new movies she's working on and Raze (2012) is one of them.

All there is in the description is:

A group of captured women are forced to fight each other to the death for the sadistic enjoyment of an elite, voyeuristic group of people.

Okaaaay.  So it's action and horror, and all the tagline says is "Fight or die".

I'm a little apprehensive and a little tentatively excited because other cast members include Zoe Bell and Adrienne Wilkinson (!!!).

Zoe Bell and Rachel Nichols are both listed as producers as well.


[Edit: I threw in a video I found.]
lishesquex: (Default)
I haven't been posting on here because I've been busy with life.  But let's recap July.  It's been a big month.

Movies I watched
The Trip
Inglourious Basterds
Sucker Punch
Captain America

TV shows I watched
The Killing
A Game of Thrones
Star Trek: DS9
Black Books

Books I read
A Feast For Crows (Song of Fire and Ice Book 4)
The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter
The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson

Games I played
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Red Dead Redemption
Sims 2

Other achievements
I kissed a girl (well, she kissed me)
One of my poems was accepted for publication

Yep, all in all, a pretty good month.
lishesquex: (buffy - faith this is life)
So I sent off three of my poems to banQuetpress for their 2012 anthology.  I'm not sure if they'll consider my submissions because they seem to be focusing on erotica in 2012 and my poems tend to be about love and rainbows and ~*~feelings~*~.  Worth a shot though.

Had to write an author biography, which I find ridiculously hard because I neither consider myself an author nor important enough to rate a biography.  But here was Ingrid's answer to my dilemma:

Lilian is a teacher by day, dominatrix by night. She enjoys selling both her body and her crotchless granny panties on the Internet. When she's not teaching English, or hosting Paint & Pain Panty Parties, she enjoys writing poetry about unrequited love. She lives in Melbourne with her parents, who still yell at her to keep both her music and her moaning down.

This is what I actually wrote:

Lilian was born in China but grew up in Melbourne. She is an English and History teacher by day and a reclusive blogger/gamer/crazy cat lady by night. She likes reading fan fiction, talking about Vikings, and writing about unrequited Sapphic love. Often, she dreams of doing bigger things, such as moving to Norway to write poetry by the fjords.

In other news, I watched Thor today and loved it. Review under cut - no spoilers )

I also watched Misconceptions (2008) courtesy of [ profile] lysachan. I really enjoyed it, even though it was pretty corny. I thought it was a really sweet movie. It helped that A.J. Cook was adorable.
lishesquex: (buffy - faith this is life)
Dragon Age II!  I finally have it.  Took like two hours to make my character because I wanted to make her look like Cara Mason.  The character creation thing isn't powerful enough to really make her look like Cara, but it's close.  Ish.  If I squint and use my imagination a lot.  >.>

My first impressions of the game:
- The menu/inventory/journal/interface is all different!  I liked the old style better.
- Combat is fun.  I love playing a rogue with all the slashing and jumping around.
- The new dialogue system bugs me, because they don't say the things I think they're going to say.

So today was mostly taken up by cleaning my room,  writing a letter to Gro that I'll probably never send, going out to get my pre-ordered signature edition of Dragon Age II, and playing with Kitteh.  Didn't get around to watching Jurassic Park or anything else that was on my list.  I did watch Robocop last night, though.  I loved the movie when I first saw it (I think I was maybe 9), but it kind of sucked upon rewatching.  Oh well.

Oh, I also bought two books while I was out today, at the Angus & Robertsons closing down sale.  A Dragonlance book and a little book called "Love Monkey" which I'm going to give to my one true love when I find her. 


Mar. 12th, 2011 04:17 pm
lishesquex: (star trek - same thing we do every night)

I am on a quest to rewatch movies from my childhood or any movies from the 80s and 90s that I always wanted to watch but never got a chance to:

Watched so far:
Ghost (1990)
Excalibur (1981)
Starship Troopers (1997)

Next up:
Black Robe
Jurassic Park
The Land Before Time
The Neverending Story
Total Recall

It's so weird to see actors that I know in these films.  Like Patrick Stewart as the father of Igrayne in Excalibur.  That was a mind trip.  And I didn't know Dina Meyer (from Birds of Prey) and Neil Patrick Harris were in Starship Troopers.  Fun times.

lishesquex: (xena - big sword fandom)
Lulziest moment of my day:  My sister tells me she's playing the part of Puck in her school's House Choral version of Glee.

Rianna as Puck?  Lolololololol x forever.

Also, I just saw a preview screening of I Am Number Four.   Dianna Agron was hot.

I, Geek

Jan. 12th, 2011 12:31 am
lishesquex: (star trek - same thing we do every night)

I just came back from watching Tron: Legacy in 3D with [ profile] junet_.  It was a pretty disappointing movie.  I greatly enjoyed the red bean slushy thing I got beforehand though.

I'm still watching lots of Star Trek TNG and Glee.  Last night I watched I, Borg (episode 5x23) and The Inner Light (episode 5x25), which were two of the best episodes of Star Trek I've ever watched.  That's even including Voyager, which I was crazy about back in the day.  Cried like a baby at the end of both those episodes.  Or maybe I'm just being hormonal.

In gaming news, I've been replaying Dragon Age: Origins in preparation for Dragon Age II which I've already preordered.  The goal is to play through the game again, this time as a mage, and romance the pants off Morrigan now that I have a mod that lets me romance and bed women even though my main character is female.  Also found this awesome mod that gives you Legend of the Seeker clothes.  Hell yes to dressing up all the girls as Mord'Sith.


Dec. 26th, 2009 04:52 am
lishesquex: (xena - snow)
It's been a very low-key Christmas this year.  I didn't wake up until 2pm, and my father was out shopping.  Turns out he was buying a duck from Springvale.  Not a live one - just one to cook.  I mostly played WoW all day, with a bit of iPod Touch scrabble on the side.  I'm currently on my seventh game with Ingrid.  Score so far: Lish 6, Ingrid 0.  Now that I've bragged about it on LJ, I expect that karma will get me.

Dinner was annoying.  Dad invited three random people over for mahjong.  I don't even know who they were.  One of them kept asking me about teaching, and saying things like "Teaching must be such a wonderful job - you get so many holidays!"  Ugh.  Anyway, normally when my father invites people over, I stay quiet, zone out and eat my dinner and leave.  Usually, people approvingly remark something to the tune of "Lilian is such a quiet, demure girl!" which works to my favor, because it means I don't have to interact too much with anyone while fitting perfectly into Chinese social norms, or whatever.  And usually, Mum acts like a buffer and either does the talking for me, or is able to translate.  Today, this dude kept asking stupid questions like "So which school got the top VCE marks this year?" and "Which private school is the most expensive?" and "How much does a year at a private school cost these days?" and I'm like, internally, "How the fuck should I know?", but not really knowing how to express that politely in Chinese.  UGH FAIL.  And then they were like "Lilian, have some beer!" and I'm like "I don't fucking drink beer!" (but more demurely) and then they were like "But it's Christmas!  You have to drink beer!"  So I drank the beer, and tried to eat dinner as fast as I could so I could get the hell outta there.  And then they played mahjong and I went back to playing WoW. 

Anyway.  Then I watched some episodes of Merlin, and got to episode 2x08 and was like O.O at the new character, Morgause, and her total slashiness with Morgana.  I will probably do a picspam tomorrow.

Yesterday was good.  Dad had his little work party, and I went out with Jackie.  We had dinner at Claypot King, and then watched Avatar.  Jackie was very unimpressed.  I enjoyed it for the eyecandy.  The world of Pandora looks a lot like what I imagine Zangamarsh (a zone in WoW, for the uninitiated) would be like, if it were fully fleshed out.  I hope the people making the WoW movie take note of the effects used in Avatar and does something similar with its CGI.  It really was a very pretty movie.  The characterisation and plot in Avatar were complete fail though.  (However, I did enjoy the completely random Xena warcry that one of the aliens does, at around the one and a half hour mark.  Xenites, make sure you watch out for it.  I cracked up laughing when I heard it.)  Another highlight of the movie was Sigourney Weaver, although I had COMPLETE LESBIAN FAIL by totally not recognising who she was until the credits, at which point I was like "Ooooh that was Sigourney Weaver!" and Jackie was like -.-.

There's not much else to report, really.  I've somehow managed to mostly avoid the Christmas emoness that usually occurs.  I listened to Jewel yesterday, and that was about it for teh emo, so that was good.  Anyway.  Bedtime.


Dec. 7th, 2009 12:46 am
lishesquex: (star trek - kitteh lifesign)
Omg.  I just watched The Descent and now I'm too scared to play Dragon Age because, in the game, I'm currently stuck in the Deep Roads (i.e. underground - tight spaces - monsters!). 

In other Dragon Age news, it's been almost an entire month since I bought it, and the game tells me I'm only about 31% completed.  Still many hours of fun ahead of me.  :-D

One more week of work left.  Tomorrow, I have to attend the Middle School Presentation Night so I'll be at work until 9pm.  FML.
lishesquex: (WoW - fly away)

I went to see "Whip It!" with Jackie and Rianna today.  I really liked it (and not just because I'd do about 50% of the cast).  Lots of girl power and all that.  Afterwards, we made up roller derby names for ourselves.  Jackie is "Jackie O'Nasty" (although I'm rather partial to "Smacky Jackie"), Rianna is "Sock 'em Full of Ri" and I'm "Lickya Lish".

Over the past week, I've been flying around Azeroth hitting up the candy buckets for Hallow's End, and getting the World Explorer achievement for Lish.  Much of it involved riding to the forgotten corners of the most desolate and hard to navigate landscapes in WoW.  And so, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you...

The Adventures of Lish in Azeroth #2 - The Most Depressing Zones EVAR, aka How Did I Ever Survive Questing Here Without An Epic Mount )

[Edit: OMG, I'm totally changing my roller derby name to 'Wicked Licious'.]
lishesquex: (buffy - faith this is life)

I watched Mao's Last Dancer with Mum and Rianna at the cinema today.  It was excellent.  I gave it ten stars on IMDB.  A perfect blend of humour and emotional highs and lows.  Good ballet too.

I'm reading Lisa Ray's blog at the moment.  If she sounds familiar, it's because she played The Uber Hot Lesbian in I Can't Think Straight and The World Unseen.  I've had a bit of a celeb!crush on her, ever since ICTS.

I found out today that she was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is a rare, incurable cancer of the bone marrow.  The news didn't really hit me, deep down, until I started reading her blog.  Pretty morbid of me, right?  But her writing is... incredible.  So beautiful, and honest, and real.  She also has the cutest cat ever.  No, srsly.   I read blogs for cat pictures.

I'm not sure where this post is going.

I've noticed this phenomenon in which time goes by faster the longer I stay up.  It sucks, because I'm still trying to delay tomorrow - the first day of Term Four.  This first week wouldn't be so dreadfully bad if it weren't for the Parent Teacher Interview night on Wednesday.  I dread checking the online booking system to see how many I've got.

Four hours before I have to get up for work.  I should sleep.

lishesquex: (Rachel Sienna - umbrella)
I haven't updated this thing in a long time. I was too tired and busy during the last two weeks of term, and now it's the holidays and I'm too happily ensconced in reading and gaming to have time for LJ.

My last couple of days have been divided between reading Kushiel's Mercy, playing WoW, chatting on Skype, and taking over Europe in Medieval Total War II. And eating Doritos. And talking about chicken sex.


I'm really sad that I've finished the Kushiel series. It was one of those series of books that you don't want to finish reading, ever, because it's TOO AWESOME and you know you'll never find the like again.  But it's over.  All 9620 pages of it (yes, I counted).  Six awesome books of awesomeness.  It was truly epic.

I watched G.I. Joe on Friday and loved it. There, I've said it. DON'T JUDGE ME. Mostly the love was for Rachel Nichols and Sienna Miller (whose fight scene, by the way, was WAY TOO SHORT). And I am in love with Rachel Nichols' legs. I'm not normally a legs girl.  And I'm usually not this enamoured of a celebrity's body parts.  But oooomg her legs. They just go on forever.

Legs )

Oh Rachel!  *sighs*  When I find my hawt Scandinavian WoW-playing girlfriend, I hope she has legs like yours.

Also, I'm fairly certain that Rachel Nichols is at least bisexual.  Her first role on TV?  She was in a threesome with another woman and a guy.  Her first proper role in a movie?  It involved a make out scene with another woman.  And then she's in both Alias and The Inside as sexeh secret agents in hot power suits.  Plus, her on-screen chemistry with Sydney in Alias? HAWT.  And have you SEEN the pictures of her and Sienne Miller lately?  She clangs my gaydar bells so hard everytime I look at her, and I'm 80% sure it's not just wishful thinking.  I have two words for you, my friends: TOTES GHEI or at least totes bi

This post was brought to you by Rachel Nichols' Hawt Bisexual Legs (tm) and Melisquawke, the dominatrix chicken.
lishesquex: (xena - xena on argo)
Yesterday I watched Water Lilies aka Naissance des pieuvres (2007). Short summary: Confused gay girl likes confused "straight" girl. Lots of angst and confusion follows. There's no happy ending, of course, but it was a good film. I liked this quote:

The ceiling is probably the last thing most people see.
For at least 90% of people that die.
For sure.
And when you die, the last thing you see is printed in your eye. Like a photo.
Imagine the number of people with ceilings in their eyes.
I finished reading Jeanette Winterson's Sexing the Cherry. It didn't completely pwn my mind like Written on the Body and The Passion did.  There were some really funny bits, though. Such as:

In one city I visited, the entire population had been wiped out by love three times in a row.
It had started quietly enough, a few guitars in the moonlight, a few love-notes sent under cover of darkness.  Then the mayor had fallen for a shop-girl and draped his chain of office over a public toilet.  Then every single monk in the monastery was caught masturbating in front of a statue of Hildegard of Bingen.  They ignored the call to prayer at five a.m. Indeed they ignored it for so long that the old man hired to ring the bell died of heart failure.  He was still pulling at eight o'clock, and so were the monks.

lishesquex: (xena - BtL back)
I watched Saving Face last night and OMG it was awesome.  I've been meaning to watch it for a while but I kept putting it off.  I'm so glad I watched it though.

Synopsis under the cut )

This is the movie I will watch with my mum when I come out and if she takes it well.
lishesquex: (buffy - faith this is life)
So I stopped doing the whole post-everyday-in-November thing I was trying to do this year. Ah well.

Saturday was my birthday. It was pretty average as birthdays go. I didn't do anything fancy - I knew nothing could top last year anyway. I offered to drive Rianna to North Shore, because the day felt a bit empty. I'd woken up with the thought "This time last year, Julia was here", which was a pretty emo way to start the morning. So anyway, I drove Rianna to North Shore and then I picked her up again. On the way home, we went to Chadstone to buy an Xbox 360 and Rockband. Managed to lug it all back home and set it up and all without Mum going ballistic. Success! \o/

Today I helped Mum clean and do gardening things. The house is still all screwed up from half finished renovations and things that haven't been fixed. The sliding door that separates the toilet from the bathroom is broken. The shower sliding door is also broken. Both wooden doors that lead from our front yard to our backyard are falling off their hinges. And as if four broken or slowly dying doors wasn't enough, Dad decided to change our perfectly adequate front door, so he got the renovation guys to rip it out and put a new one in. Except that they haven't gotten a new doorknob for it yet, so our front door is... a door with no handle. Oh yeah.

You know my life is exciting when I'm blogging about doors with no handles.

Right. Time for bed.

Oh wait, one last thing. I watched "Boys Don't Cry" earlier. And omg, such a depressing film. I couldn't watch the second half of it without doing other things like logging onto WoW to distract myself. I didn't cry though, because I think I was too annoyed at Brandon for not having better sense. Which sounds horrible, but still.

zomg lol

May. 28th, 2007 02:17 pm
lishesquex: (xena - BtL back)
I have repressed my Zombie-ph3@r long enough to post this very amusing Resident Evil 3 trailer (thanks to [ profile] therussianbride for the link):

Dude, I could totally use this as a cure. Repeatedly play Xena music while watching zombies... make it so that I have positive associations with zombies.

Then again... that could just make me mortally afraid of the Xena theme. O.O

Okay, bad idea.
lishesquex: (not a geek)
I saw Spiderman 3 today. Very, very awesome. Ted Raimi and Bruce Campbell FTW.


And I've downloaded Season 1 of Star Trek Voyager and am happily working my way through that.

Lish is a happy geek today.


*goes to conquer more of Rome*
lishesquex: (Xena - BtL back)
A meme from [ profile] selina_

∙ Go to and look up 10 TV shows/Movies you love.
∙ Post 3 official IMDb "Plot Keywords" for each one.
∙ Have your friends guess the show names.

1. Cowboy Hat / Visual Hallucination / Key
2. Cat Suit / Warp Engine / Lost In Space
3. Severed Leg / Shrubbery / Duck
4. Fashion Industry / Tragedy / Drug Abuse
5. Villainess / Bank Robbery / Schoolgirl Uniform
6. Gun / Virus / Laser Cutter

7. Love / England / Christmas
8. Lesbian Subtext / Greece / Warrior Woman
(ha, nobody is gonna get this one)
9. Breasts / Catholic School / Denial
10. Idealism / Sex In Bathroom / Automatic Photo Booth

[Edit: sorry folks, this meme is now closed. [ profile] thrace_'s brilliant powers of deduction has pwned you all :p]
lishesquex: (Imagine Me & You - Luce)
I saw 300 today. It was pretty. Full of perfectly sculpted muscles and sweeping capes. Very stylistic. I will not analyse it beyond that (such as the GROSS historical inaccuracies omg; the complete hypocrisy about fighting for freedom because the Spartans lived in a slave society that was very rigid and stratified with a warrior class elite and a slave class of helots; the not-so subtle support-the-war-in-Iraq overtones; a rugged, bearded testosterone-laden man triumphing over androgynous hairless man with piercings and eye-make up; Xerxes' random lesbians as a sign of his moral depravity; portrayal of the Persians as a depraved, irrational horde; the usual political spiel of western democracy defeating eastern autocracy; rhinoceroses, elephants, giants, evil hunchbacks etc o.O) because once I start thinking about it with any sort of depth it all falls to pieces and I start disliking it. :-) And mmm Lena Headey. Although... the sex scene with her and King Leonidas was ick to my lesbian sensibilities. I feel the need to rewatch Imagine Me & You to purge my mind of the hetsex and remind it again of pretty girlsex on roses. But anyway, it was a fun movie.

Ephie, I would love to come to your party dressed as a Spartan because I think the Spartans in 300 are the absolute perfect vehicles for porn (have you seen them?). But alas, I don't think showing up bare chested with a giant red cape will work. :-p Also, I lack the finely chiselled Abs of Doom - and they're half the look.

Another wonderful thing about today was that I received a postcard from Xin. I <3 Xin. And postcards. Everyone should send me postcards because they make me happy.

And now, to bed.

Oh, and for those of you who participated in my previous poll, I ended up getting Rome: Total War Gold Edition instead of Dungeon Siege. And now my days are filled up with conquering the world and frantically trying to do all my homework/reading/assignments/blah. So if I haven't commented on your journal or replied to comments, I apologize. I'll get back to you once all of Ancient Rome submits to my rule. :-)


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