JayCee

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    • JayCee

      Cold Outside - No Kind of Atmosphere

      5 months ago

      Just a little notice that I'm still here... been a busy past few months.

      • Car died, bought a new one.
      • Joined another writing group (so in two now, omg, I actually am socializing).
      • Taking an ASL class.
      • Had dinner with Michael Golden, co-creator of Rogue during the Wizard World Con.
      • Bought a Harley Quinn 1st Appearance
      • Being a writer and all the insanity that entails.
      • Watched Ouran High Host Club
      • Got a friend into Forever Knight
      • Went to a Silent Dinner
      • Co-Wrote an Avengers OC story for a project on tumblr.
      • I'm taking Friday off so I can binge watch Jessica Jones
      • Did a Nielson's Ratings survey for a week.
      • Had an anxiety attack (but hadn't had one in awhile so I think I'm doing good)
      • Almost broke my toe after slipping in the shower
      • Started Longmire
      • Put my hand through the wall after tripping on my own two feet
      • Planning a trip to Australia (which was slightly derailed due to the eff'ing car dying)
      • Got a cover art done for my Copper and Gold book which I'm still rewriting the first two chapters cause reasons.

      Soooo... yeah. *waves and disappears back into the night*

    • JayCee

      No Strings on Me

      11 months ago

      You thought this was an Age of Ultron post? Nah. Close though.

      My wireless router has died, well, the wireless part has. I can still get online with my desktop which is tethered. I really want my wireless back though. XD

      So, all my friends much wiser than I am... I have a budget of $200 but I'd like to only spend half of that if possible. What router should I buy?

    • JayCee

      Twenty Hail Mary's

      11 months ago

      Forgive me father for I have sinned, it's been a year since I last logging onto RT.

      Yeah, so I've been absent for awhile. For the three of you who care, I've been doing okay. I spend most of my online time on tumblr, but I've been spending a lot of time at the local comic book shop. Made some friends there, been helping to renovate the place. It's pretty awesome.

      I've been writing, a lot. I finish a book called Copper and Gold. I even had it content edited. I'm doing some edits based on the content edit and then going to get it line edited. I am also having a cover done for it. Don't know what I'm going to do exactly once it's done. I've already started the sequel (six chapters in). Might try to self-publish but I dunno. I vary between "this is a fun little popcorn book" and "no one would want to read this in a million years"... so typical writer stuff.

      Mentally I'm in a better place, better than I've ever been before actually. Clinical depression is still there but I manage it much better. Still off caffeine and that's helped a lot.

      I have a small garden now. And a growing collection of key-issue comics. Which is in direct confliction to my saving up for a massive trip to Australia but them's the breaks. I'm also going to Branson again this year but that's actually being paid for me so yay.

      Nothing truly exciting going on in my life which is a bit of a thankful thing seeing as I've had my share of drama. So, yeah... nice and peaceful, most days.

    • JayCee

      Who says someone has to die?

      2 years ago

      After watching a movie recently, I was speaking to a friend of mine and in the conversation I mentioned how I didn't like that they killed off a certain character. His reply: "Someone had to die.'

      Really? When did that become a rule? Where is it written? Who said that someone had to die for a story to be more effective?

      It's become an increasing trend that stories/movies where someone dies, for whatever reason, are given automatic praise, while films where everyone survives to the end are deemed unrealistic and trite. (This is not counting horror/disaster movies where the point of the film is that everyone is going to die.)

      I do not live in a bubble, I know that people die and have seen many deaths in my lifetime, up close and personal in some unfortunate instances, and I understand that this is a part of life: people live, people die. So why such a focus at the moment on death? Why is it that a character has to die in order to prove the severity of the situation? Why do heroes only become heroes after someone dies?

      Isn't that rather... selfish?

      What does it say about your hero if they will only rise up to the challenge of saving thousands of nameless strangers unless someone they know and care about is killed?

      Granted, death is not always as petty as that, but increasingly this is the plot device of choice. Insert Character A and B. Kill Character B to get Character A to react thusly. Or worse, kill off Character B to prove that things are serious without actually having to do any work in building up the villain beyond 'hey, they killed someone, they must be a bad dude'.

      The common argument I hear is 'it's more realistic' if a character dies.

      For certain stories dealing with certain subjects, yes, I would be highly disappointed if death was just glossed over and ignored. But when you're talking about films or stories that are meant to simply entertain, to prove life lessons, or be self-affirming... life is just as realistic as death.

      People survive the unimaginable every day. Through luck. Through shear force of will. Through the work of true heroes.

      Why have we forgotten this?

      Why do our writers/producers/etc now believe that if they are making a movie where the genre/subject matter doesn't automatically require everyone lives or people die, then the default should be to go ahead and kill people off cause 'that makes it more real'?

      I have theories... but I'm not really qualified to say for certain.

      All I know is that I can no longer get attached to characters because there is a better than even chance they will be killed off just to prove the story means business, instead of the writer taking the time to actually flesh out their characters and show that they are evil, demonstrous individuals, without taking a single life... which is a hell a lot scarier than any death could ever make me fear.

    • JayCee

      Sleepy Hollow

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      Sleepy Hollow airs on FOX on Monday's @ 9/8c

      In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving's classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemenâ€) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world.

      As Ichabod finds himself in 2013's Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town he no longer recognizes and grapples to understand. Teaming up with Lt. ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie, “42,†“The Good Wife,†“Shameâ€), a young cop who has her own supernatural experiences, the two embark on a mission to stop the evil that has awoken along with Ichabod and that now is seeping into this once-sleepy town.

      So what do you think? I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that show avoided a lot of the time travel tropes and exposition in favor of seamless story telling.

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    • JayCee

      Random 80s Quotes Game

      2 years ago

      Because of an epic quote usage, I feel like posting some quotes from 80s movies. See if you can guess the movie, some are easier than others, but no cheating!

      1. The short dead dude from our history review.
      2. I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.
      3. Life is NOT a malfunction.
      4. What did you do, wake up this morning and say, "Today, I'm going to ruin a man's life"?
      5. I was a victim, too. At least my wife was. She had friends who were Socialists.
      6. Hey, it's a kind of magic!
      7. Do you think you can help me? Someone seems to have stuck a knife in my wallet.
      8. You lost today, kid. But that doesn't mean you have to like it.
      9. Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.
      10. You killed the car.

    • JayCee

      Legend of Korra

      2 years ago

      So I decided to finally sit down and watch Legend of Korra this evening, only 12 half-hour episodes so it wasn't the worst marathon I've ever done.

      Anyway, while I loved the look and feel of LOK with it's 1920s vibe and almost steampunk-ish aspects, overall, I thought it was sub-par.

      The storyline was yet another in a long line of what I call "occupy plot". The whole quasi-socialist manipulative government revolution stuff is by far anything new, just recently it's in everything and always used the same way. Makes it hard to care when you can figure out the playbill one act in.

      For a bit there I thought they might actually do something fresh with the love triangle stuff but at the end it was just lame. Of course those two hook up, yawn. It might have been okay if it wasn't so cookie cutter in how it played out. Though I will give props to the writers for not making Korra and Asami fall into the bitch-fight trope or villifying the other woman trope.

      Now, I know, they were only planning on this being it, one mini-series only, so I can forgive a lack of character detail in places whereas in TLA you got to see more of the universe. I just wish that they could have spent some more time fleshing it out in LOK, just here or there. It all felt way too rushed, but again, won't totally fault them on that. (Though I think it would have made the end of Amon have a lot more impact if his backstory wasn't just jammed in there at the end.)

      It also wasn't quite as fun. I mean, Bolin was hillarious and lovable (so of course he didn't get the girl /eyeroll), but there wasn't that sense of joy that was in TLA. I mean, I see what they were trying to do, Korra is a different personality than Aang, plus the world was changing, becoming more industrialized... but the balance between joy and gravatis didn't quite seem balanced to me.

      Am I going to watch the next book? Yeah, I did love what they did with the visuals and the universe, plus there is so much under the surface that is just waiting to be scratched at. It's just if it wasn't being extended... I'd feel very disappointed in the whole thing.

    • JayCee

      Man of Steel

      2 years ago

      One sentence review of Man of Steel:

      Tornados do not work that way, good sir!

    • JayCee

      It's a legitimate concern...

      2 years ago

      My mom is reading the Dresden Files books... she gets to the end of "Changes" which is the twelfth book in the series and, basically, a lot of shit goes down and leaves on a really big, HUGH, cliffhanger...

      But all my mom can say is "What happened to Mister?"

      Mister is the cat.

      Nevermind everyone who has died, been injuried, etc... she's worried about the damn cat.

      I love my mommy.

    • JayCee

      Of course he did...

      3 years ago

      So, yeah, tonight James Marsters (aka Spike) single handedly revived a tv show that looked like it was about to spiral out in it's fourth season...

      and omg, is he really freaking 50 years old?!?!?!

      No, effing, way...

  • About Me

    Theatre Manager as a Prestige Class
    Requirements: LvL 6 Neurotic with min seven ranks in Electrician, Mechanic, Accounting, Promoting, and HR Management.
    Feats: Babysitter, Improved Babysitter, Craft Popcorn, Craft Cotton Candy, Dauntless, Exotic Weapon Profeciency (Popcorn Scoops) and Dodge.
    Skill Points: Min +3 Mods in Dex, Int and Wis. Will Save: Maxed.



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  • Comments (366)

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      9 months ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      1 year ago

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      MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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    • Longshanks77

      1 year ago

      Hey Happy Birthday!!

      • JayCee

        1 year ago

        Thankies!

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday!

      • JayCee

        1 year ago

        Thankies!

    • Nixorbo

      2 years ago

      The speculation at the end brought you to mind.

      • JayCee

        2 years ago

        hhmmmmm... must not... get... hopes... up... smiley4.gif

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Longshanks77

      2 years ago

      Hope you and the family are okay down there. Thinking of you :)

      • Longshanks77

        2 years ago

        Thank goodness. Saw some of the aftermath :( Glad to hear you and the family are safe.

      • JayCee

        2 years ago

        Thanks, we're good, we are in a safe place.

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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    • Nixorbo

      3 years ago

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      • JayCee

        3 years ago

        Sounds about right... those shizzles in OKC be crazy bitches! smiley8.gif

    • datalaughing Always Right

      3 years ago

      Jim Butcher thread

      • JayCee

        3 years ago

        thankies!

    • Longshanks77

      3 years ago

      Hey.. so you're online.. everything okay with you and yours re the fires?

      • Longshanks77

        3 years ago

        =( damn.. that sucks. hope everyone will be okay.

      • JayCee

        3 years ago

        Yeah, it almost got my sister's house but literally forked around her, the towns just north of here got burned pretty bad, I know one person who lost their house. :(

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

      • JayCee

        3 years ago

        Not really... hung out with the sister most of the day... :D

      • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

        3 years ago

        Any big plans other than those mentioned in your recent journal?

      • JayCee

        3 years ago

        Thankies!

    • Nixorbo

      3 years ago

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    • Longshanks77

      4 years ago

      Moar polls! You must be close to getting another milestone/award?

      • JayCee

        4 years ago

        I'll check when I get to 200. smiley0.gif

    • datalaughing Always Right

      4 years ago

      You see they've got a release date for the next Kane Chronicles book? The Serpent's Shadow, May 1st. Rick's site says this is just gonna be a trilogy. So this is the last one.

      And I don't know if you read book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles (in the Ranger's Apprentice universe), but word is book 2 of that is coming out May 1 as well.

      Post edited 2/27/12 8:03PM

    • Nixorbo

      4 years ago

      Started watching through Burn Notice on Netflix. Jeffrey Donovan really does have a magnificent smile.

    • Dman82

      4 years ago

      Did you go somewhere?

      Well, I have been going to places all over the world lately.

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      4 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • RessXalcor

      4 years ago

      He watches Terra Nova? I don't know anyone who watches it at all, I don't even know how its lasted so long.

      • RessXalcor

        4 years ago

        Oh, well he has one good taste from the sound of it.

      • JayCee

        4 years ago

        Sorry, meant misfits.

    • tonyski change is scary

      4 years ago

      I'm watching you >.>

      <.<

    • datalaughing Always Right

      4 years ago

      You would not be the first.

    • datalaughing Always Right

      4 years ago

      You know, there is a method for exchanging comments within the site.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      I'm kind of sad the camel punching was baleeted.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      I figured you might appreciate this:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQG_hxCNADg

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Uno: Aw, shucks.
      Dos: It's really a fun show. The last episode (season 2 episode 2) actually ends with a fantastic Star Wars reference.
      Tres: Don't we all?

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      It just sucks that we don't get a new ponysode till next week. :/

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Un-Noobing the OVC comics. Also, love the userpic.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Much love.

    • datalaughing Always Right

      4 years ago

      I finished it and then decided to give it a second readthrough, about halfway now. It wasn't bad. Think I'll prefer the next one, though.

    • RessXalcor

      4 years ago

      I'm a fan of season 12.

    • RessXalcor

      4 years ago

      Well that sucks! I can't draw anything without starting over every few hours. Making clothing items would cost me a hell of a lot of money with the starting over.
      Does your mom just prefere cotton? Or is it just easier to handle(?)?

    • RessXalcor

      4 years ago

      Well that's great to hear although I don't know what you said about patterns or what it means...

    • RessXalcor

      4 years ago

      That sounds awesome by when would it be finished, because I wouldn't be able to right now, now.

    • RessXalcor

      4 years ago

      Well at least your mom can do something considering anyone who can knit or crochet I consider knowing rocket science. I mean there's the making sure everything is to perfect length or close to it and what needles to use.

      How much would someone pay for a scarf, specially one that is longer than usual?

    • Dman82

      4 years ago

      Tell him he can ask the Load Toads down in Little Rock, Arkansas. I'm a C-17 Loadmaster.

    • Dman82

      4 years ago

      I'm at Altus AFB.

      I've been stationed here for the last two months now finishing up my Loadmaster training.

      Where are you at in OK?

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Srsly. FMA: Brotherhood >>> FMA

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Or maybe even FMA:Brotherhood Winry.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      Honestly, part of the season one series finale bugged me because that Gouchberg character seemed, well, like a cartoon. But the Juliet stuff was great. Shame she didn't pistol whip the crazy bitch.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

      All the characters are fantastic, but I'm not sure who I like more, Lassie or Henry.

    • PsycoJoe Bring it!

      4 years ago


      I'm not quite 'that' old....yet.

    • grunthos4

      4 years ago

      trying to give away poker night at inventory just go to journal lol

    • Leslitgs

      4 years ago

      I admit, the temptation to fall on my knees and shake my fists at the sky, screaming that same question.

    • Nixorbo

      4 years ago

      For the record, this is the woman in question.

      So technically, the fetish is for Ford and Rockwell.

      Post edited 8/10/11 11:03PM

    • grail

      4 years ago

      not yet but i can see it happening, they seem to be trying to connect the worlds together.

    • grail

      4 years ago

      Dr calder (arties love interest) the warehouse doctor and CDC lady as dr Calder on alphas.

    • grail

      4 years ago

      so Alphas had a cross over with warehouse 13 tonight, the show is getting better

    • Leslitgs

      4 years ago

      Just lost Archie in Retribution.

      One word.

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH.

      ...some more words...

      WHY WHY WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO AWESOME ARCHIE.

      And I don't care the devil what anyone things, I pretty much bawled.

    • Toku

      4 years ago

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