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Madeline Krieger
13 November 2008 @ 06:04 pm
Well, my fellow f-listers, in a few hours I will be signing off and probably won't be back for a few weeks. I'll be spending the next two weeks reveling in Pennsylvania snowfalls before returning home, packing everything up, and moving to Florida. (Three states in three weeks, and I have a feeling LiveJournal will be part of my sanity as soon as I settle in.)

So farewell for now, and for those of you who celebrate it, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Madeline Krieger
21 October 2008 @ 08:45 am
- but apparently, I'm also a bitch.

Here we are one month after the Prude Post, and I came across a second movie to lift a brow over. It's not like I go out looking for these things, truly I don't. I'm starting to wonder if these are indications I'm just not adapting fast enough to what the current generation deems 'acceptable'. So here's the story:

I've been on a Chris Noth kick lately (whom I absolutely adore), and last night I watched The Perfect Man. It was cute; a bit like a poor man's version of Mermaids (a truly phenomenal film, by the way). The synopsis:

Teenager Holly Hamilton (Hilary Duff) is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean (Heather Locklear) has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man: an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her shaky self-esteem. When the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, borrowing her friend's charming and handsome Uncle Ben (Chris Noth) as the face behind the e-mails, notes and gifts. Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness, almost missing the real perfect man when he does come along.

OK, I'll bite. But as I sat there and watched the back and forth emails between Holly and mom, it didn't seem 'cute' so much as 'pitiful'. How humiliating for a single, middle-aged woman to pour her heart out to a guy she thinks exists, when in reality it's her own daughter writing to her. This is also coming on the heels of a recent Desperate Housewives episode, in which Lynette Scavo did the same thing to her oldest son (which was disturbing on a whole different level).

So I ask you - is this really OK? Or am I teetering on being a prude and a bitch? If it weren't between a parent and child, then sure - why not? But somehow -

Dear Mom Jean,
I love a woman who knows how to slow dance beneath the moonlight.

- just hits the wrong note.

Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: patsy cline: she's got you
Madeline Krieger
15 October 2008 @ 11:10 am
I'm almost embarrassed to post this.

BOLD the Alan Rickman movies you've seen.
UNDERLINE the first Rickman movie you ever saw.
• Tally your results. Are you a Rickman Connoisseur?

Tally-ho!Collapse )
Current Mood: ashamed. ashamed!
Madeline Krieger

Current Mood: listless
Madeline Krieger
10 October 2008 @ 03:56 pm
cleolinda's latest post on the new Twilight trailer had me rolling, so I had to make a few pieces for it. The nutty preview:

3 banners, 2 icons, and a partridge in a pear tree...Collapse )
Madeline Krieger
07 October 2008 @ 03:53 pm
Snagged from valady! (And touched up by some of the victims...)

Halloween Meme
disdainful_soul summons the undead armies of lunglock to steal your candy
droxy runs around screaming for hours until abruptly silenced by duco_lacuna, wielding a sharpened sock
duco_lacuna dresses up as valady
labibliographe shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
lunglock puts fake eyeballs in your cutlery
macbeaner puts real eyeballs in your socks
maddie50 TPs your brains (with scented, decorated, two-ply toilet paper, of course)
madelinekrieger carves sexcupid's effigy in the medium of gerbils
miamadwyn haunts your Bank Manager's lunchbox
pamgutz sacrifices miamadwyn's candy
pandora_nervosa puts apples in your razorblades
redcatjewell creates an unholy monstrosity from labibliographe, miamadwyn and maddie50
sexcupid gives you a toothbrush, even though she knows it's a lame treat.
silburygirl swoops on macbeaner and drains their pumpkin
valady tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers Severus and Lucius
LJ Name

Current Mood: amused
Madeline Krieger
01 October 2008 @ 05:18 pm
Thanks to kribu for this!

Eventually, a computer will write the best novel ever written. This was one of the questions from the politics test everyone's taking. Boy, I hope you guys clicked Disagree or Strongly Disagree. ;-) I present to you the ficlet generator, where Severus and Hermione carouse in the electronic version of a bad Mad Libs episode.

Wide-eyed Lang SyneCollapse )

I couldn't resist a 2nd round...

I'm Dreaming Of A Repulsive ChristmasCollapse )

C'mon, you didn't see this coming? Yes, I had to try it out with Twilight...

A Sparkling Day To BiteCollapse )

Current Mood: amused
Madeline Krieger
29 September 2008 @ 01:35 am
Choose Your Own Adventure - Zombie Style.
Yes indeed, I love a good zombie movie. 28 Days Later and the more recent Dawn of the Dead are my current favorites. But tonight I came across the crack of zombie flicks: Survive the Outbreak. It's an interactive movie where you make the choices, and the actors play them out. I'd say it's the choose-your-own-adventure books on steroids. I had a blast doing it. Even though I died. Many times.

True Blood bite and Twilight wars to come...Collapse )
Current Mood: amused
Madeline Krieger
21 September 2008 @ 07:54 pm
Tangent cut!Collapse )
Current Mood: thoughtful
Madeline Krieger
20 September 2008 @ 10:22 pm
At long last, new photos of Snape have arrived. snape | snape! | snape!!
Actually, we appear to have a photo explosion going on, including the Potterverse's version of a vampire... <0_o>

Current Mood: fascinated
Madeline Krieger
19 September 2008 @ 12:45 pm
ROFLMAO! Portions of my flist seem to have gone round the bend, for I wasn't expecting this three sips into morning coffee. Bless you all for being so crazy, whacky, and wonderful, though. ;-)

WARNING: May cause irreparable damage to Severus Snape fans.

No. Just...no.Collapse )
Current Mood: headdesk
Madeline Krieger
18 September 2008 @ 11:27 am
Since we're traveling the road of Bizarre this week...

Remember those things that scared you as a kid?Collapse )
Madeline Krieger
17 September 2008 @ 09:08 am
Otherwise known as the entry to try and keep Shiv from talking about tax. How does one go about that, exactly? Damned if I know, so we'll call it an exercise in experimentation.

Riverdance on crack?Collapse )
Current Mood: huh?!
Madeline Krieger
15 September 2008 @ 11:37 am
If you read my fanfiction (or fanfiction in general, for that matter), it's a safe assumption that your maidenly sensibilities won't be marred by the following bits. But I'll place it behind a cut anyway. ;-)

It's a nasal little word...Collapse )
Current Mood: amused
Madeline Krieger
08 September 2008 @ 05:57 am
Well, I've done it. I've laughed so hard I cried.

Methinks the Twilight fans are getting feisty...Collapse )
Current Mood: ROFLMAO!
Madeline Krieger
07 September 2008 @ 10:31 am
After reading the review for the HBP screening, I got a little curious (my excuse being that this is what WB gets for delaying the movie). So I tossed aside the Sunday paper and began poking around the net for info. The result?

Oh no. They didn't.
Level of spoilers contained within:

The at-a-glance guide to HBPCollapse )

Current Mood: cringing
Madeline Krieger
04 September 2008 @ 09:09 am
(9) Twilight icons. Inspired by a fellow f-lister who needed cheering up.

http://pics.livejournal.com/madelinekrieger/pic/00088t54  http://pics.livejournal.com/madelinekrieger/pic/00084yf2  http://pics.livejournal.com/madelinekrieger/pic/0008710e

The rest...Collapse )
Madeline Krieger
02 September 2008 @ 10:00 am
I've gone batshit insane.

You've all listened to me gripe about the books for what - two weeks now? No, I still don't like them. ;-) But now I've hit the epitome of irony: A crush on Carlisle Cullen.

Are you listening to me?! I've crossed enemy lines! The Twihards are grinning with glee! I can't find my way out!    /unnecessary drama

http://pics.livejournal.com/madelinekrieger/pic/000745fd  http://pics.livejournal.com/madelinekrieger/pic/0005har3  http://pics.livejournal.com/madelinekrieger/pic/00079rqs

Beyond the cut...Collapse )
Current Mood: i has a crush
Madeline Krieger
31 August 2008 @ 01:13 am
(12) Hellraiser icons
(22) Faerie Tale Theatre Icons     
Cut for the squeamish and those afraid of radishes...Collapse )
Madeline Krieger
30 August 2008 @ 06:33 am
No matter how many times I see this, I will never stop laughing. This, my fellow flisters, is the true meat and potatoes of The Vampire World.

Madeline Krieger
29 August 2008 @ 10:33 pm
The introduction went something like,

Madeline, meet The Review Whore. Ms. Whore, meet Madeline.

Oh charmed, I'm sure.Collapse )
Current Mood: there are no words...
Madeline Krieger
29 August 2008 @ 02:33 am
This chapter is for

I know it's been awhile, so I thought I'd add a refresher link to Chapter Seven.

Touch: Chapter EightCollapse )
Madeline Krieger
28 August 2008 @ 05:31 am
Oh, yes indeed.

His velvet voice painted the picture in my head before I could block it. Of course Charlie would explode
with pride - no one in the town of Forks would be able to escape the fallout from his excitement. And
Renée would be hysterical with joy at my triumph - though she’d swear she wasn’t at all surprised...
- Eclipse, chapter ten
His velvet voice, eh? Velvet voice?


Current Mood: giddy
Madeline Krieger
21 August 2008 @ 01:47 pm
(WARNING: Contains spoilers for Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse.)

Twilight Is Only a Few Hours from Darkness

I have decided to consider the Twilight series a bit of an unexpected journey. The first book was initiated by curiosity, read with annoyance, and completed with mild amusement. I didn’t hate it. I don’t even dislike it now, much to the chagrin of my initial post. New Moon, on the other hand, has caught my attention. I did not find it annoying, and I did not find it amusing.

Current Mood: thoughtful