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Writer's Block: What Kind of Wonderful? [Dec. 20th, 2008|07:59 pm]
Rachel W
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A lot of people love the film It's a Wonderful Life. Some people find it to be not so wonderful. Do you have a favorite holiday-themed movie? And if so, what is it?
I never really noticed that It's a Wonderful Life was a holiday-themed movie. But it is my favourite movie of all time ever ever ever. My number one at the head of a really long list. I have never seen a better movie.
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Writer's Block: Untimely Passing [Dec. 9th, 2008|12:56 pm]
Rachel W
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RIP John Lennon. The list of sudden and unexpected celebrity deaths is long—Princess Di, Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. Which one affected you the most on an emotional level?
I love John Lennon. He is one of my heroes but I don't remember his death. It's so sad that people have to die before their time.
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The 64 Sexiest Men ever, in my opinion [Dec. 2nd, 2008|09:56 pm]
Rachel W
Well, I have a Live Journal. So why not use it? So, I decided to make a list for absolutely no reason other than the fact that I'm bored, it's 1am and I do appreciate sexy men. This is very pointless and I hope no one actually sees it. It’s really for my benefit only. I just love making lists. But for those of you who do care and won't judge, here are the sexiest men alive (though in some cases not alive) in my opinion, and in no particular order.

Paul McDermott

Very, very sexy. Australian. That's a bonus. So much of a bonus in fact that I got to meet him and had a photo taken with him. He's very quick witted, very cute, and even if you don't think he's sexy, he has the singing voice of an angel. Besides, he was voted third Sexiest Man Alive in 2003, so ha!
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Anthony Stewart Head

You might not find him sexy. But he's tall and British and on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so he's on the list. His character is definitely the best on that show.
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Jeremy Irons

Perhaps the hottest celebrity I have ever been obsessed with. If you don't know who he his or you don't recognise him then just watch your copy of The Lion King (because all the cool kids own it) and you'll hear that voice.
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Cary Grant

Too handsome, especially in black and white. And I like my guys funny and quirky. Mr Grant is very entertaining. Unfortunately dead, but he was very sexy.
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Al Pacino

One very hot mobster. Not that he is a mobster, but he's played quite a few. He also happens to be the best actor in the world.
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Hugh Laurie

Hot when he's British, hot when he's American (or pretending to be). Always very hot with a limp. He's the doctor that's in the House.
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David Boreanaz

The sexiest vampire to ever grace the screen, Angel was Boreanaz's best character. But he is still frequenting our screens in the TV show, Bones, just as hot as ever.
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Alan Rickman

My most shameful crush. But you have to admit, he is pretty sexy. That is all.
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Hugh Jackman

Just very, very hot. How does he do it? He just does. He is so, so hot, all the time.
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Viggo Mortensen

My first ever celebrity crush. Guys were just the opposite sex till I saw this man in The Lord of the Rings. He was such a cool Aragorn. And very good looking too.
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Humphrey Bogart

The coolest actor ever to be in movies. Old, even dead, but he will go on forever (lol, how lame was that?) and ever. Here's lookin' at you, kid.
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Nicholas Brendon

He plays the cutest, comic relief character on Buffy with a good heart and soul. But the young man himself = very sexy.
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Johnny Depp

This guy may be the hottest guy ever. You’ve got to love him.
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Christian Bale

From child star to sex symbol. My favourite Christian Bale movies are Empire of the Sun and The Prestige.
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Sean Connery

The original Bond. I don’t know why, but he gets older and doesn’t get any less sexier. And did you know that he once came third in a Mr Universe competition?
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

The hottest guy on Lost. He’s a very, very big guy. And has a cool accent.
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David Thewlis

Lupin! Best werewolf ever.
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Colin Firth

Who can forget that scene from Pride and Prejudice? Colin Firth is just too cute.
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Marlon Brando

Young Brando is a sight to see. One of the most talented actors to ever live and very sexy.
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Dominic Monaghan

This guy is surprisingly hot. You never would have thought so seeing him playing a Hobbit.
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Cary Elwes

“As you wish!” It’s Wesley from The Princess Bride. Is anyone as beautiful as him?
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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman is indisputably one of the sexiest men alive. He needs way more screen time and more lead roles.
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Robert DeNiro

Another very sexy mobster. And Robert DeNiro is always sexy. He just gets sexier.
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Hugh Dancy

A gorgeous young man, I’ve only seen him in Elizabeth I. He has very nice curly hair.
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Clark Gable

This man was the smoothest, most suave movie star of his time. His smile is very sexy.
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Ralph Fiennes

Ralph is by far the sexiest of the Fiennes brothers. Good acting and good looks go well together.
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Alan Cumming

This man is very cute. And look how stylish he is with make up on?
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Gregory Peck

A very sexy manly man.
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Richard Harris

Before his Dumbledore days. Richard Harris was an adorable and talented actor who charmed us with his beautiful singing.
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Liam Neeson

Tall, Irish and handsome is Liam Neeson. The quintessential British actor of today.
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Alec Guinness

Only the coolest Jedi Master ever, but he was a cutie back in the day.
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Pierce Brosnan

Bond, James Bond.
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Richard E. Grant

Hey, I think he’s sexy. I think it was that vampire he played in that vampire movie. I like vampires.
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Yul Brynner

The King and I is one of my favourite movies. And Yul Brynner is very hot. Look at those eyes looking at you.
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Wil Anderson

I saw this guy live and he is really quite hot. Very funny and very sexy.
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Omar Sharif

This hot Arab was amazing in Doctor Zhivago. And don’t forget sexy.
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Jean Reno

Maybe not everybody’s choice for one of the sexiest men ever to live, but this French star has very sexy eyes.
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Brad Pitt

Everybody’s ideal sexy man, Brad Pitt has still got it.
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James Nesbitt

The star of the awesome show Jekyll, James Nesbitt is a very sexy Mr Hyde.
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Jimmy Stewart

The most talented and wonderful actor of the Golden Age of film, Jimmy can always bring a tear to my eye. But aside from his acting skill, he is one adorable guy.
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Eric Bana

From Poida to the Incredible Hulk, Eric Bana is one hot, Aussie bloke.
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Naveen Andrews

The hottest Iraqi on Lost. Gotta love ethnic guys.
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Nicholas Hoult

This guy was cute when we saw him in About A Boy, but now he’s pretty gorgeous, especially around those dark eyes. He’s also only two years older than me. For once I don’t feel like a “grave robber”.
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Ian McKellen

He may be more towards the mature side of life, but Ian McKellen is sexy. And check him out when he was young! Very good looking.
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Fred Astaire

I absolutely love Fred Astaire. He’s cute, but I guess there’s nothing really sexy about him. Except for his dancing! That is something to see.
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Paul Henreid

This man is totally gorgeous in Now, Voyager. His Austro-Hungarian accent is very sexy.
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George Gershwin

So very talented he was, but also the sexiest pianist/composer/prodigy ever.
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Peter Lorre

You might not find him sexy with those enormous eyes, but he has got one awesome Austro-Hungarian accent, and his tiny height only makes him cuter.
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John Lennon

My favourite Beatle. I had a crush on him for quite a while.
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Paul McCartney

Most people’s favourite Beatle. They’re mistaken but not crazy. Paul is quite adorable.
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George Harrison
The talented George Harrison had an absolutely beautiful voice and was very sexy.
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James Marsters

Spike from Buffy! He’s got nice eyes and very blonde hair.
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Seth Green

Awwwww, I love Seth Green. He is hilarious and terrifically sexy.
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Daniel Craig

The sexiest Bond ever. I don’t understand. Bond shouldn’t be this sexy.
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Bruce Willis

I love Die Hard! And Bruce is very, very sexy in everything he does.
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Gabriel Byrne

This guy’s hot.
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Robert Sean Leonard

Very cute, very hot, very sexy.
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James Dean

The hottest guy from the sixties. He was very, very hot, especially in black and white.
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George Clooney

One of the sexiest guys over forty, and the greying hair only accentuates that. Don’t judge me, I’m weird.
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Harrison Ford

Does anyone not love Harrison Ford?
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Leonardo DiCaprio

When we watched Romeo + Juliet at school, and Leo swaggered onto the screen, most of the girls in the year level audibly sighed. What more can I say?
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Orlando Bloom

This guy’s gorgeous. He may not be in another movie as good as The Lord of the Rings for a long time, but he’ll always be nice to look at.
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Jude Law

Look at those eyes and that hair. Jude Law is another one of those sexy guys whose sexual appeal no one questions.
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Ewan McGreggor

Sexy and Scottish.
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Transcended Bright Eyes [Jul. 28th, 2008|05:41 pm]
Rachel W
[Current Music |pictures of you, angie hart]

There are some lyrics in Paul McDermott's song "Transcended" that go:

You float
You float across the sea
They say you're guaranteed
To transcend it
And you fly
You fly across the sky
Your arms are open wide
You're transcendent
Transcendent

I think this song is about a spirit transcending. There are more lyrics which contribute to my opinion but I can't be bothered taking up all the room I did in my last entry with lyrics. I do listen to a lot of lyrics.

Then in the bridge there is the beautiful and confusing lament for something:

The stars still burn
The world still turns
It breaks my heart
And here
The seasons turn
The world still burns
It breaks my heart

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Another song, "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel, has similarly lovely lyrics:

Bright eyes
Burning like fire
Bright eyes
How can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?

The thing that these two songs have in common is the fact that they are both about death. (I'm actually only guessing that the first one is about death. Obviously the second one is though.)

There are a lot of songs about death. But these two both reflect a feeling I get sometimes which makes me very sad. Why does the Earth keep turning and why does the world keep burning? You're gone and you're over. There is nothing left of you, the person, and yet the world continues to turn. Nothing changes, except a few people's lives. People go to work, people go to school and people laugh. A few people cry. It is all over. Bright eyes that one second ago were burning...fail. Why?

Just some pondering...
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Life going nowhere... [Jul. 27th, 2008|03:19 pm]
Rachel W
Hmmmm, looks like I've already thought of a second journal entry to write within the space of one hour.

Sitting here (still) and listening to Paul McDermott sing "Stayin' Alive" (a better version, might I add, than the high-pitched original), the lyrics make me wonder where my life is going.

Life going nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, please
Life going nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, please
Life going nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, please

You can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk
Music's loud, the women warm
I've been pushed around
Since I was born
But it's all right
It's OK
You can look the other way
People try to understand
The New York Times effect on man

Whether you're a mother, whether you're a lover
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Inner city breakin', everybody's shakin'
But we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive, stayin' alive
I said a Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive

Well now, I get low and I get high
But if I can't get either, I really try
I got the wings of heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man and I just cant lose
All right, it's OK
You can look the other way
People try to understand
The New York Times effect on man

Whether you're a mother, whether you're a lover
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Inner city's breakin', everybody's shakin'
But we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive, stayin' alive
I said a Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive

Life goin' nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Not goin' nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah

Whether you're a mother, whether you're a lover
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Inner city's breakin', everybody's shakin'
But we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
I said a Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive, stayin' alive
I said a Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive, stayin' alive
I said a Ah ah ah ah stayin' alive.

There they are. The lyrics to this awesome song by the Bee Gees that was immensely improved in a live version by Mr. McDermott. (Can you believe this spellcheck? "McDermott" is apparently not a word either!)

"Life going nowhere". That's me. One of my greatest fears is that my life is going nowhere. Maybe I should go to that careers expo next week. A Year 11 student should know what she wants to do. Everybody should have decided by now, and most have. All my ideas are too hard, too impossible, too dreamy or too based-on-an-obsession (e.g. wanting to be a doctor because I was in love with House, M.D.).

So, what do I do? I wanted to be a filmmaker (or a director or screenwriter) when I was obsessed with old movies. But that's too hard to do in Australia. And going to film school wouldn't be "concrete" enough. Or...so say my parents. I wanted to be a psychologist (not a psychiatrist, that's too hard) after I saw the movie "Ordinary People". (Movies have a big influence on me, did you notice?) Then I realised I was too much of an emotional wreck. I cry in every movie I see, how could I counsell someone over their problems?

Now that I'm obsessed with Paul McDermott, I actually considered being a comedian. How ridiculous? I'm not even funny! I haven't told anyone about that because (as with the House obsession) they would all know the reasoning behind this and roll their eyes at me. I'd love to be a singer, a musical performer or an artist. But I'm not good enough...

The only thing I've really ever wanted to do constantly, is write. In various forms. I have wanted to be a fantasy author ever since I was ten years old. Then I moved onto romance, then semi-serious fiction, then fan fiction, then I wanted to write movies (although I never attempted to). What should I do?

I have no idea!

My life is going nowhere...

Although, I did notice that in the Paul version of "Stayin' Alive", there is one line towards the end that sounds like it could be:

Not goin' nowhere
Somebody helped me...

That would be nice.
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Sitting [Jul. 27th, 2008|01:48 pm]
Rachel W
Upon the creation of my new userpic and because of the fact that I haven't posted an entry in 97 weeks, the fact that no one will ever read this and the fact that I am bored out of my mind and feeling creative, I have decided to post one entry, which will probably make no sense anyway.

Only problem is, I have nothing to write about...

I'm watching Sex and the City right now. Season 1. Saw the movie yesterday at Gold Class. That was my birthday present from my auntie. Went to see it with my mum, my auntie and her girlfriend (because she's gay). Which is weird: you wouldn't have thought she'd like SEX and the City, with all those heterosex scenes and male nudity. But ah well. I like Sex and the City, but I'm not what you call a "fan". I love lots of things without being obsessed.

You want to talk about obsession? Look at my userpic. The default one. Depending on when you read this, it might be different. I might be over my obsession. That happens...a lot. Too often in fact.

Anyway, currently, it should be the sexiest ever picture of Paul McDermott. If you're Australian, you've probably seen him before, even if you've never heard the name. Watch Channel Ten? Seen Good News Week? Seen any promos? That's Paul. The host. How hot! I am definitely a fan of him, and of his beautiful, beautiful, beautiful voice. Singing voice that is.

The problem with these obsessions is that they take up too much time. I'll spend whoever knows how long with friends, at school, out, in the city, out shopping. Then, when I should be doing something important like homework, exercise, housework, organising my life!...I obsess instead. This could be in the form of watching a movie, watching a TV show, listening to music, making wallpapers, icons, banners, videos etc. on the computer. Not. Very. Good. But I can't ever help it, 'cause I'm obsessed.

That reminds me. I should be doing homework now. It's a Sunday. I went out yesterday (to see Sex and the City). Drove all the way into the city. How cool is that? I've only had about 10 hours driving practice. I went out on the road for the first time last Monday. Hooray for me! Anyway, then I went straight to a friend's house and stayed until 11pm. I have to go out again tonight, to rehearse for this show I'm in. Unfortunately, because of tests and exams and an untimely (yet charming) German exchange student staying with me, I have missed a lot and do not know the first half of the show. The rest of the cast has now moved on but I'll be damned if I know the mass movement in our "Puttin' on the Ritz" item. I also should have read "Pride and Prejudice" quite a while ago.

Forget bloody Jane Austen! Sex and the City is just too funny. It makes you laugh when Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha all climb into the passenger seats of a convertible and after a pause and the realisation that no one is occupying the drivers seat, someone says, "Anybody know how to drive?" Lol.

Something that peeves me (if you even read this far): Mozilla Firefox's spellcheck! I have only had to experience this for a couple of months, but it pisses me off.

OK, so "userpic" isn't a word. But "realisation" and "organisation" do NOT have a "z" in them! And "theatre" is not "theater". (Oh, you guessed it. The latter wasn't underlined in red.)

I can't believe you got this far. Well done! If anybody ACTUALLY read this, please tell me what to write about next time. OBVIOUSLY I can't come up with anything on my own.
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(no subject) [Sep. 17th, 2006|10:07 am]
Rachel W
[Current Location |Australia]
[Current Mood |confusedconfused]
[Current Music |Norwegian Wood - The Beatles]

If anyone actually reads this, I regret to inform you that although he is still hot and sexy, my Hugh Laurie "obsession" is pretty much over. Because, I have found a new potential obsession. Dunno how long this one is gonna last and it's not John Lennon. Sadly, he is quite old, but, an improvement on Alan Rickman as he is two years younger than him. He's still pretty hot, but when he was younger... guh!

Don't worry, I know you'll never understand me. I am ready to take the teasing and the threats and the insults because I am strong, I tell you! Strong!
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(no subject) [Sep. 17th, 2006|10:05 am]
Rachel W
[Current Location |Australia]
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[Current Music |Please Mr. Postman - The Beatles]

Gee, I haven't posted here in ages.
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(no subject) [Mar. 12th, 2006|07:39 pm]
Rachel W
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Daniel - Elton John]

Not that anyone cares, but... Icons under the cut.

Caution: They contain some spoilers for Season 2 (Australians). Not like you don't already know them though. ;)

64 House, Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean LeonardCollapse )

If yuo knew just how long it took me to upload all these pictures then you'd understand when I say, if they turn out as links instead of pictures, I am going to kill myself.

Hope you enjoy. You can steal as long as you credit. No hotlinking and no altering please. :D

EDIT: Woohoo! It worked! It actually payed off!!!!! :D :D :D
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5 Guilty Pleasures [Mar. 4th, 2006|10:22 pm]
Rachel W
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |In The deep - Bird York]

1. Fantasising/thinking about Hugh Laurie or House
2. Writing romantic House/Cuddy or House/Stacy fanfic
3. Making lots of House/Stacy music videos (just ask and I'll upload them for you)
4. Looking at House spoilers
5. Doing this instead of doing my homework and then complaining I have too much (but seriously dudes, you've got to live)

Just thouhgt I'd do that cos some of you did it.
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