BBC Sherlock and OMYGODOMYGODOMYGODOMYGOD!

I like Mystery series, it’s why I like Death Note so much, it’s why I ruin books for myself by guessing and guessing the killer/ending and being right in some fashion…

It’s why I was so excited to get ‘Mastiff‘, the latest book by Tamora Pierce in her Becka Cooper series.

I like stories that get my blood pumping because I just can’t guess what will happen next, and it’s often hard to find those books when I go looking for them.

It’s why I find fanfiction so great and also so boring. You never find the stories you’re looking for under the right category, and I seriously wish that I could have my own personal category labeled ‘unexpected’…

BBC’s Sherlock series is one that I walked in on my family watching when it was first airing. I didn’t even get the first half hour or so of it, but I decided to sit down anyway.

And, in the way of most of the females in my family, I sat down with a book, so that if I got bored I could read.

Many times it’s a book I’ve already read, but…

But I don;t remember what book it was that I was reading, but I didn’t pick it up once I got a bit more ‘caught up’ with what had already happened, because awkward conversations and silences and interesting characters and unexpected turns caught me and kept my undivided attention in much the same way a piece of string might for a cat.

Or perhaps a particularly interesting bit of empty space.

I bet the expression on my face was much the same.

Dad even stayed awake through the entire first 90 minute long episode.

This series has had so much thought put into it that each episode is 90 minutes long…

Granted, the first season (and from what I’ve read of the second, as well) has a grand total of 3 episodes, but holy frig are they entrancing!

I’ve been rewatching the first season and giggling through more than 2/3 of it, seeing little cues and clues that I didn’t see or didn’t connect to when I watched it the first time, and I JUST finished watching the last episode for the first season and I frankly have NO idea how I survived the massive cliffhanger that they left off with…

For those who haven’t seen this series, I am almost jealous that you get to go straight through that awful bout of anxiety and waiting and are able to go to the next episode in the series….

I HAVE NO CLUE HOW I SURVIVED!

And I am once again hit with the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch (poor name, yes) is a number of things, and being hot as hell is not the only thing.

To the left, hottie mentioned above, to the right, older hottie to be mentioned below

He is also a fantastic actor and pulls off his own kind of awkward that makes you love him.

Very similar to, and I’m making this comparison for people who haven’t yet known the awesome that is BBC Sherlock, the awkwardness in The Big Bang Theory that is personified in Sheldon Cooper.

But, and he has an older hotness about him, there is also Martin Freeman!

He’s Fantastic!

I am fangirl-ing all over this series, all over these actors!

It doesn’t help that I’m still on the OMYGODOMYGODOMYGOD high of exciting and cliffhanger and awesome and FANTASTICness of I haven’t seen the next episode yet high, and even though I’ve already seen a lot of it, and due to a friend who thought too much of me had a good deal of it spoiled for me…

I still expect that, just as I JUST did over the first season which I have already seen before, I am going to have a sped up mantra of “Oh my god oh my god holy shit holy shit oh my god he’s so cute fffffuuuuuuuuucccckkkkkkk oh my god” running through my head as I watch the next couple of episodes.

Okay, calmed down a bit, I’m going to end this by saying that if you haven’t watched it, watch at least the first episode, and THEN decide. It is amazing. I love it and the characters even if the one playing Sherlock has an unfortunate name.

Here’s a LINK to where you can watch the first episode. Click on the dark rectangle with green circle, and wait a couple of seconds before clicking play. πŸ˜€

It’s not fair how good this is…

Also, I’ve avoided giving any spoilers, and a cliffhanger in a mystery isn’t all that unusual or unexpected, so.

***NOTE TO FAMILY MEMBERS***: I’m working, just decided that it was time for a break so I spent a couple of hours watching Sherlock. It’s a good waste of time if it is a waste of time.

*EDIT!*: I just started watching the first episode in the second season and all I can say is “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHAHAHAHAAAHHAHAHAHAH HOLY FRIGGING HELL!”

**EDIT!**: To explain that one of my friends thought too much of me… she’s under the impression that I watch everything before she does. I am used to having to wait a bit to talk about a show or an episode with her, and am also used to her coming up to me all excited about what just happened in so-and-so πŸ˜› I was not that amused when she didn’t catch on quickly enough that I had no clue that the continuation of the series had been out, and that she had watched everything she could in order to ‘keep up’ with me, and spilled a number of thins that didn’t make sense but spoiled a number of things. So. Let it be known that you should always CHECK if someone has seen something before bursting with spoilers.

Sherlock is still awesome though πŸ˜›

***EDIT!!***: I still haven’t watched the last episode, and it’s due to a number of things, one of which is that I know it’ll likely have a huge cliffhanger like the first season, and second because I had a number of things spoiled for me, and another reason is because I just don’t want to see the last episode until there’s the next season out. But I will end up watching it when I can no longer wait, and I will likely edit this once more with something along the lines of “WHYYYYYYYYYYYY????? Why must it be overrrrr!?!?!?!”

****EDIT****: I was just about to watch the next episode, but then I chickened out. 😦 I’m a coward. But I WILL watch it before next year…. so.

NEW! Check out HERE for my last update for this.

I Have a kpop Crush… oh dear…

During my last year of high school, most of my friends when on a ‘kpop’ frenzy.

I, at the time, thought that kpop was a band. K. pop. Kpop. Like NSYNC. But foreign.

It sounds like it could be a band, right? Well, to everyone who also thought that it sounded like a possible band name, it apparently isn’t.

Kpop, is Korean pop.

My friends also mentioned a number of different bands, suggested for me to look up and listen to since I wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic about Blah and Blahdeblah and Bloodegit and Bleesh and Young Blearggy as well as the other Gibberish names that burst from their mouths too quickly.

One band, which I remember because I could actually remember the name back then enough to look it up (and be disappointed), was SHINee.

Well, the difference between back then and now is that this time my friend sent me a number of links to look at and click at my leisure, and got to listen to actual music and not think my friends were crazy for a bit.

Back then, since nothing was turning up when I searched “Shiny music” other than glittery sounds. There was also “calming soothing music” that sounded like the composer was trying to make sounds that might sooth my fluctuating aura.

I was unimpressed with my friends and their taste in music for a little while before deciding I have better taste in friends than that, and therefore was probably looking up the wrong “Shiny” than their “SHINee”.

So I was that quiet person at the table when that conversation topic came up.

Oh yeah, sure I heard that one song, didn’t much like it as that other song you were talking about earlier… yeah, that one. No wait, or was it another one? I don’t know, I listened to it on a playlist, and it was labeled useful things like “Track 01” and “Track 02”.

What? No I’m not lying… I really do like Shiny. That is how you pronounce it right? Yeah, see?

So yeah, I went out of my way to make sure my friends just wouldn’t ask about it, mainly by lying with ignorance, but they were worse than when I was much younger and everyone else was going gaga (a funny term to use nowadays) over the Backstreet Boys.

Or was it Boyz?

Whatever, I missed out on THAT fad by not being interested in much any kind of music and listening to Queen’s greatest hits…

I think this is Karma or something. Everyone lacking the y-chromosome must have a band crush, an most get it over with when they’re young. They are smart even as they squeal and ask each other which one they like more. The cute one? The smart one? What do you mean they’re all ‘gay’ dad? You heard it from Weird Al?

But I missed out on getting the embarrassment out. I missed the deadline, and now life is smacking me in the face with something more than Backstreet Boys. More than NSYNC. Something I don’t even understand!

And now I have a band crush.

I’m in love with SHINee…

Perhaps, when Life was trying to decide what I would get my band crush on, it wondered what kind of music, what genre… and then it saw that I like anime and manga and most things foreign… and decided Β kpop was the one.

Well, she watches shows with subtitles anyway, so lets throw korean pop at her!

ShaZAYM!

At 1:45 or so that thing is really cool, and the guy in front makes a funny face πŸ˜€

They also, if you’re interested, make japanese versions of a good deal of their songs… HERE for the same song, in Japanese. Same dancing, different outfits, and that scene where the one guy makes a funny face is gone, but instead he gets a funny hat πŸ˜€

*sigh*… and they’re all so cute too…

At least Life hit me with a band full of eye candy πŸ˜›

RESPONSIBLE eye candy as well.

SHINee gets pulled into doing a show, called “Hello Baby”… They get a kid and have to take care of it. That’s the point of the show… It’s REALLY FRIGGING ADDICTING TO WATCH! Watch it HERE

*sigh*… This is mainly just to lament the fact that I no longer have a life, and am now very close to remembering each of their names, and knowing the general sounds and sort-of-recognizable words from some of their songs…

You may also like HELLO , Ringdingdong, Juliet, Amigo, Replay, and many more by SHINee πŸ˜€ (last link is a guide to the members)

To prove that I’m not in a dying little musical circle, here’s a chart that has probably been updated to show how many more people know about and like kpop.

Other examples of kpop, that I like or have heard of are:

Troublemaker : This song I’ve listened to many MANY times… Makes me want to whistle along πŸ˜€ Fun song as well.. Lexy, click the link. Seriously. You’ll be jamming along with it πŸ˜€

4minute Ft. Beast/ B2ST – HuH (Hit Your Heart) : This may help some people who like more popular rap/pop because it sounds like a foreign version of a number of hits πŸ˜€ This link cuts off at the end though, still good though

I am the best by 2NE1 : This one is funny and may have bum bratatata tata tata ta stuck in your head for a bit πŸ˜€ Fun video as well… not my fav, but it’s impressive what they do in such high heels… also funny horn hair at the end XD

PONPONPON : You will think that the person who made the video was on crack, but honestly as soon as you get past the bizarrenness, you will be giggling up a fit at the ridiculousness of it all πŸ˜€ So funny πŸ˜€

I also heard that Super Junior is good, but I’ve been trying to limit my band crushes for this next while.

So there’s a huge burst of Kpop for your system, if anyone has suggestions for me, SUGGEST THEM!

Also, if your excuse to not watching or listening is lack of understanding, I mentioned my watching series with subtitles for a reason. You CAN get subtitles, or even look up translated lyrics πŸ˜‰