March 15th, 2008

tv // x-files // snark

1x06 Shadows

"I would never lie. I willfully participated in a campaign of misinformation." Sounds like something a Clinton would say...

"Psychokinesis? You mean how Carrie got even at the prom?"

"Hey Scully, do you believe in an afterlife?" "I'd settle for a life in this one." "Have you ever see the Liberty Bell?" "Yes..." "You know, I've been to Philidelphia a hundred times and I've never seen it." "You're not missing much. It's a big bell with a big crack and you have to wait in a long line." "I'd really like to go there." "Why now?" "I don't know. How late do you think they stay open?" Aww, sight-seeing together.

Not a lot of memorable lines here, but a solid episode. It's already gotten kind of silly, though, how Mulder is always in a position to see the weird phenomenon and Scully's always just out of sight...
movie // mermaid // eric is sex

Camera help

I want to buy a new camera and I'm looking for some help.

Here's the general specs:


  1. I want something small. If it's clunky and heavy I probably won't bother.

  2. I don't care about a lot of fancy settings or effects. I'd rather just upload them to my computer and adjust the lighting via PS.

  3. Image quality is really important to me. I've been reading a lot of reviews where some people complain about really 'noisy' or grainy pictures which tends to scare me away from the camera.

  4. Optical zoom and image stabilization would be nice but wouldn't make/break my decision

  5. I do not want to have to take out the batteries to recharge them


ETA: Right now I'm looking at the Canon PowerShot A-series. Saving some links for my own reference.

A570IS 7.1MP - $133.00

Can anyone help?
tv // x-files // snark

1x07 Ghost in the Machine

Remember the 1990s, when an evil AU was a new and exciting idea?

... Wait. You mean it wasn't? Get out of town!

COS is SKYNET! And it's after Scully! OMG!

"The machine's been acting all crazy." You ain't kidding, brother.
tv // lbd // shoulder touch

1x08 Ice

This episode is a classic. CRAZYMAKING ICE WORMS OMG!

"We're not... who... we are..."

"Bring your mittens..."

LOL this is the episode with the Dr. Hodge. The one who looks crazy even before the worms. He was the bad Secret Service agent in Air Force One!

And Felicity Huffman, wow.

EEK! A mealworm!

"We were told we'd have three clear days of weather." "Welcome to the top of the world, sir."

"Before anyone passes judgment, may I remind you, we are in the Arctic." <-- best line EVA

"At least everyone's OK." "Don't forget, the spots on the dog went away." Yeah. Thanks a million for reminding me of that right before bed.

I think Carter decided early on that once a season he would have to have Mulder or Scully or both pointing guns at each other. Pretty intense, though. "In here I'll be safer than you."

"I don't trust them. I want to trust you." "Okay. But they're not here."

Mmmm back-touching.

God there must be a lot of PWPs spawning from that scene.

Look out, Felicity Huffman has worms! Or... a worm! Okay, now two... now none...

Hm, strange creatures in the Arctic ice... foreshadowing?
tv // lbd // shoulder touch

1x09 Space and 1x10 Fallen Angel

I know I saw this episode before, but I don't remember it. What I do remember is people generally considering it not a very good ep. Let's see...

*watches*

Yeah, I kind of see what people meant. There's a lot of Mulder and Scully standing by watching, which is not exactly thrilling television.

Plus he keeps having to explain stuff to her/the audience.

LOL. From Wiki: "Space has the dubious distinction of being considered one of the worst X Files episodes by fans and makes many "worst X Files episodes" lists." TV.com says it was the most expensive episode of the season. Heh.

Okay, on to the next episode.

Cheyenne Mountain! Hee.

Oh no, laser beams! And sneaky Mulder, sneakily sneaking into a military operation. He is gonna get in so much trouble.

And he gets caught. Doh.

Hey, Max! I remember him. "Trust no one. Very wise."

And Scully has come to rescue him. "I didn't know there was room service."

"That story happens to be highly classified." "A highly classified lie."

Bwahahaha. Mulder has stalkers.

"You're entitled to the truth." "I can't afford the truth." Nor can you handle it, according to some.

Hey, it's Brent Stait!

Okay so the aliens can be invisible and when they get close to you, you bleed out your ears? Charming.

You can tell Scully just wants to strangle Mulder here. Not the first time... certainly not the last.

Dude, quit getting separated from Scully -- if you kept her around a little more she might see something interesting and she wouldn't think you're so nuts.

"How can I disprove lies that are stamped with an official seal? You can deny all the things I've seen, all the things I've discovered, but not for much longer because too many others know what's happening out there. And no one, no government agency, has jurisdiction over the truth."

(You know, this really makes me laugh, because in my halcyon X-Files days, the group I ran with had this joke that "lies" and "truth" were euphemisms for, um, female and male genitalia, respectively. Specifically that belonging to the main characters. It made the various lies/truth rants on the show much more amusing.

Yes, we were smutty little scamps. It was the only sane reaction to all the insane NoRoMos.)