galwithglasses: (Hold on)
The meme that folks have been doing listing the 10 books that have stuck with them has been really fun to read.  I realized when I was trying (and failing) to narrow my list to 10 titles that I've read a lot of books in series where the main characters are what have stuck with me.  I've seen Nancy Drew and a couple of other book series on other people's lists too.  I did and really do like being able to stay in the same fictional world with the same characters.  The majority of the fiction I read now is fan fiction and I think in some ways, it holds the same appeal.  The characters are familiar and I enjoy spending time with them.  Maybe that's what is so attractive about sticking with a TV show for 10 seasons.  Not only are the characters well known by this point, the cast, show runner, writers, producers and some of the crew are familiar also.  Maybe that's why continuity and canon glitches are so annoying to me.  I like the continuation of story elements as the seasons go forward and don't like it when they get interrupted.

I figured I'd make a list of some of my favorite series.  It's fun to see how my reading tastes have changed over time but I seem to stick with similar characters or time periods.  Spies and soldiers show up quite a bit as does the Napoleonic War period.  I've read a ton of romance novels where they tend to be written as trilogies or where a minor character in one novel ends up the lead character in the next novel.  I went through about a decade where I mostly read romances, largely because they were formulaic and pretty much guaranteed to have a happy ending but most of the characters have been forgettable so there aren't too many listed here.  Here's my list in more or less chronological order of when I started reading them.  With some, I didn't stick with the whole series as they or I changed over time.

The list.... )

On a totally unrelated note, today is the day people are showing appreciation for Jared Padalecki so the icon is of the hand of his son Thomas hanging on to his Daddy's thumb. Wishing you and your family well, Jared.
galwithglasses: (Old Ironsides)
Arrr, first off let's get that out of the way.

I don't like the SPN version of angels much.  SPN probably designed it that way.  There are a couple that stand out.

Zachariah, Lucifer, Gabriel... )
galwithglasses: (Summer impala)
Favorite SPN Actor(s) or Actress(es)

Well there's this car, you know?  Oh, people.  I definitely have favorites for this one.  They come as a package deal in that I can't think of one without the other.  Jared and Jensen, Jensen and Jared, like peanut butter and jelly, you can combine each of them with other things - bananas, brown sugar, Misha - and they are good but the original combination is still the one I come back to over and over.  I don't think I would enjoy the show as much or stayed with it if these guys weren't also so entertaining off the set.  It's been really fun to watch them grow up, get married, start families, and goof off.  They should smile as often as possible.  Below is my favorite picture of them.  We should all be so lucky as to have such a good friend.




Photos of a couple other folks I really likeā€¦. )
galwithglasses: (SPN season 8 pin)
Evidently all that time on set where so much attention is paid to color has bled over into real life and Jared and Jensen showed up color coordinated for their appearances on the People's Choice Awards.  SPN is responsible for the way I now over-analyze everything I see and I'm sure there was a reason why they chose this color.  If not, I will make one up like I do with each episode recap.  Therefore, like anything else SPN related, it deserves a meta.  Plus it's a great excuse to post pictures of gorgeous men and their luscious wives.  

http://tracysdream.tumblr.com/post/40188806820/congratulations-to-supernatural-on-the-pca-win

Color meta...not just for episodes anymore )
galwithglasses: (Statler and Waldorf)
So there's this site on Tumblr (I don't know...it's like Twitter with pictures?) called Jared Padalecki in Places He Shouldn't Be.  I figured it was a good excuse to learn to use Gimp.  So here's the result.  I only submitted the first one to the Tumblr site.  The kid thought it looked fun and so the Sound of Music ones were a combined effort.

Our work.... )


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