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~ Thursday, June 13 ~
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Today in OMG!: I already obviously recognized Rae’s mom as Paul and Anna’s mom from The Fades (verdict: a way better mom to Rae than to Paul, and especially a better mom to Rae than to Anna!) but it took me until this very second to recognize her as the persnickety editor of the feminist magazine to which Daisy applies for a job inĀ Spaced.

Tags: claire rushbrook the fades spaced my mad fat diary
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~ Thursday, June 7 ~
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Sometimes you stay up until 5 in the morning rewatching the Fades.

As much as I enjoyed adored the show the first time around, I love it even more now. I definitely gleaned more from it this time too, and have lots to say about it, maybe more than I did before, but all I can immediately take away is that Anna is my favorite Lily Loveless character (sorry not sorry Naomi Campbell). I already knew Paul and Anna’s mother was terrible (and on my second watch-through she honestly came away worse), but at the end of the fourth episode she’s sniping to the doctor in the ICU “She’s never there for me when I need her” when Anna doesn’t show up to see her brother taken off life support, as though that is why Anna should be there, as though this is not some big traumatic event for Anna too (never mind that while this is happening Anna is actually going along with her brother’s best friend and two random people she has never met on the off-chance they can bring her brother’s ghost back to life).

Then in the next episode we see Anna attending a party for her now-recovered brother, and bashing her boyfriend over the head with a fire extinguisher to save her brother, and rescuing hostages when Paul and Mac are initially too caught up talking to do it themselves, all while coping with her basic understanding of the universe being turned upside because there are GHOSTS and ZOMBIES and shit running around and worse yet, her best friend is a library aide.

But yeah, Anna’s really unreliable and selfish.

(Also:
—with it appearing they are about to be eaten by zombies—
Mac: If you could be any character in any film, who would you be?
Anna: Character LIVING PERSON in the film I DON’T WANT TO DIE HERE)

Tags: sometimes here means three days in a row even when you had work the next day WORTH IT the fades lily loveless
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~ Wednesday, May 30 ~
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Love is spending three months debating whether or not to impulse purchase two DVDs, making them anything but impulse purchases, and then spending another week seriously considering buying two DVDs, before actually buying them on Amazon, which has forgotten that you’ve already had your free Prime trial so it gives you another one and you choose the free two-day shipping option only your DVDs arrive in ONE day instead and then you spend ten minutes playing with your hair and trying to take a photobooth shot that just adequately expresses what love is except you keep laughing because your face gets stupider looking with every shot.

aka LOVE IS NEVER HAVING TO SAY YOU’RE SORRY (for stupid photos).

Tags: vanity shots gpoy i'm so beautiful the fades huge thanks amazon! xoxo alex
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~ Monday, May 28 ~
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Okay, I am fine with that, buddy.

Tags: joe dempsie the fades keep on keepin' on man in this case the keep on is being both a psychopath and attractive and a good actor
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IT’S FOUR IN THE MORNING

I HAVE WORK IN EIGHT HOURS AND I AM TIRED AND ALSO KIND OF SAD FOR A LOT OF REASONS I AM FINDING DIFFICULT TO ARTICULATE AND I SHOULD BE ASLEEP RIGHT NOW

BUT THE FADES WON THAT FUCKING BEST DRAMA BAFTA

HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT BBC3? HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT?

(FOR THE RECORD, IN CASE YOU FORGOT—WHICH YOU DIDN’T, BECAUSE I DON’T SHUT UP ABOUT IT—I STARTED MENTIONING THE FADES AS A BEST DRAMA BAFTA WINNER LAST OCTOBER. SO BASICALLY I AM A GOD, IF NOT THE GOD, OR AT THE VERY LEAST, AN EXCELLENT AWARD PROGNOSTICATOR WHEN IT COMES TO SHOWS WITH LITTLE COMMERCIAL SUPPORT)

Tags: I AM A GOD I PREDICT EVERYTHING PLEASE GET UNCANCELED NOW THE FADES BAFTA
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~ Tuesday, April 24 ~
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FUCK YEAH.
A few months ago I must had a very mundane dream, because I thought the BAFTA noms had already come out and The Fades had a best drama nomination, and then last week when I was looking for the full list I realized I’d made the whole thing up.
BUT NOW THEY ARE HERE AND IT HAPPENED AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER REASON YOU SHOULD WATCH THE FADES.
I hope this wins—because Misfits shouldn’t, nobody still watches Spooks, and I’ve never heard of Scott and Bailey—and then BBC3 looks at the award they just earned for a show they just canceled and feels immense regret and brings it back because I TOLD THEM TO PARLAY IT INTO A MISFITS-LIKE RATINGS INCREASE SIX MONTHS AGO.

FUCK YEAH.

A few months ago I must had a very mundane dream, because I thought the BAFTA noms had already come out and The Fades had a best drama nomination, and then last week when I was looking for the full list I realized I’d made the whole thing up.

BUT NOW THEY ARE HERE AND IT HAPPENED AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER REASON YOU SHOULD WATCH THE FADES.

I hope this wins—because Misfits shouldn’t, nobody still watches Spooks, and I’ve never heard of Scott and Bailey—and then BBC3 looks at the award they just earned for a show they just canceled and feels immense regret and brings it back because I TOLD THEM TO PARLAY IT INTO A MISFITS-LIKE RATINGS INCREASE SIX MONTHS AGO.

Tags: in which i am the best at telling networks what to do PLEASE WATCH THIS SHOW the fades bafta
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~ Friday, April 6 ~
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There is work in the morning (and the morning after that, and the morning after that, and the morning after that) and I should have other priorities (that thing about Skins I can’t seem to get to gel, an essay for school, podcasting with Christina, scheduling time to talk with Claire, rescheduling a date), but I think I am going to wallow in this cancellation for at least a little while before resuming the juggling of my priorities, okay? Let me mourn a poorly-rated presumably meant-for-teens sci-fi series airing on BBC Three by re-posting my favorite deleted scene.

Tags: i hope it wins lots of awards and then bbc regrets it forever MARK MY WORDS BBC THREE: YOU WILL REGRET THIS the fades
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supcakes:

I just
I want all good things in this entire world to belong to Daniel Kaluuya

UGH. I am just so full of UGH right now.

supcakes:

I just

I want all good things in this entire world to belong to Daniel Kaluuya

UGH. I am just so full of UGH right now.

Tags: HE WAS THE BEST ONE i try to refer to all things i like now in russell brand-on-rachel stevens speak BUT REALLY HE WAS :( the fades
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THE FADES WAS CANCELED

supcakes:

AND NO ONE IS EVEN GOING TO CARE

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I am so genuinely upset right now. PERFECT SHOW.

Tags: IT WAS PERFECT as of the end of the third episode and all that followed it FEELING SOME SHIT the fades
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