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Song Lyric Meme from ragnarok_08


Step 1: Put your iPod etc. on shuffle. (I actually used an Excel spreadsheet and a random number generating application I created, because some songs I like are only on Youtube!)
Step 2: Post a line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Don't check the comments first if you don't want to be spoiled!
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

01. When I look into your eyes, your love is there for me / And the more I go inside, the more there is to see
02. You say you want / Your story to remain untold
03. The things that you say to mark the time of the day are calculated to bemuse
04. Make your mother sigh/ She's old enough to know better
05. So good up paper / So romantic/ But so bewildering
06. In the middle of a dream / In the middle of a dream I call your name
07. Don't play the adamant / Don't be so arrogant / Let me in, let me be your muse tonight
08. Can we love each other / And respect each other /Find some joy together / That's all I need
09. All these places have their moments / With lovers and friends I still can recall
10. Y ahora que estás aquí / Yo de nuevo soy feliz / Pude entender que eras para mí
11. Is is better to love another / Than to go go for a walk in the dark? / Is it better to love than to give in to hate?
12. Hang on to your hopes, my friend / That's an easy thing to say / But if your hopes should pass away / Simply pretend that you can build them again
13. I'll bet it hurts so bad / To see the strength that I have shown
14. I miss the days my mind would just rest quiet / My imagination hadn't turned on me yet
15. Hate to love and love to hate her / Like a broken record player

With one exception, none of the lyrics include the title of the song.

OK, I don't think I could get half of these. Good luck.
buffy 1

Buffy Season One

I'm almost finished re-watching Buffy season 1, and I'm really impressed by how good it is. I usually think of season 1 as a weaker season, but it is pretty consistently fun, entertaining, and engaging.
sam and ruby

Imaginary Friends

I watched the Supernatural season 11 episode Just My Imagination. I quit Supernatural after season 10 - the bad stuff outweighed the good for me. I did try to watch season 11, but could not get into it. I don't think I'll ever have the patience to sit down and watch the later seasons back to back.

But I do enjoy watching the occasional individual episode, checking in with characters who are like old friends from another angle. I heard praise online for Just My Imagination, and decided to check it out.

It doesn't make me want to watch the rest of season 11. But I'm glad I watched it, and there was something in particular that struck me:

In this post here, I pointed out that Sam's inaccurate perception of Dean's childhood, that Dean was "perfect" in John's eyes, is explicitly countered by canon and Sam clearly learns from what he finds out. In the meantime, Dean's claim that Sam was "doted" upon by John is never explicitly challenged, and as of the end of S10 there was no indication that Dean learned anything about Sam's experiences. In Just My Imagination, this is addressed .We see young Sam neglected (through on fault of Dean's), and see why it is difficult for him to have his loneliness invalidated with Dean's dismissive comment, "You had me!" By the end of the episode, Dean acknowledges Sam's experiences: that Sully was there when Dean was not.

X-Men: The Last Stand, Rogue/Bobby/Kitty Thoughts

So I finally got around to watching X-Men: The Last Stand. It's not a great movie, and I was pretty well-spoiled, so not much to write home about. But I did have thoughts on the Rogue/Bobby/Kitty love triangle.

Which is this: If Rogue thinks the cure is going to save her relationship with Bobby, she's mistaken. Bobby's sort of flirtation with Kitty doesn't come across as a reaction to not being able to touch Rogue. It comes across was Bobby wanting two girlfriends, and not being particular concerned about how Rogue feels about that. That's not going to change just because he can touch Rogue now. Rogue has lots of legitimate reasons for taking the cure, but I don't think it will make Bobby a better boyfriend.
buffy/spike as you were

Improving As You Were

As You Were is one of the most unpopular Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes, and I get why. Riley and his wife are too perfect, and Spike as the Doctor doesn't really make sense. But from when I first watched it, all I could think of is how a few minor changes could make it a great episode.

Take Riley's perfect life: as many have suggested, the appearance of perfection could partly be from the Scoobies' perspective. They see Riley's life as perfect because their lives are doing so poorly. But Riley's speech also has a hint as to why Riley, who was such a mess when he left in season five, could be doing well now: "Wheel never stops turning, Buffy. You're up, you're doesn't change who you are."

Imagine how much more resonance the episode would have if Riley had explicitly applied it to himself. If, instead of nobly telling Buffy she didn't need to apologize, he instead pointed out that he was a doing badly when she last saw him, and look how well he was doing now. Pointed out that the same could happen to her. Just one small change would make the whole episode so much better.
buffy & sam

Supernatural Season Eight Re-Watch: Taxi Driver

I sympathize with a major criticism of this episode: Sam spent a season trying to keep Dean out of Hell, and failed, and failed to rescue him. Bobby is rescued in one episode. Kinds cheapens S3/S4.

The main think I wanted to note about this episode is this: as soon as Sam interacts with Benny without Dean being there, he reverts to usual style of sympathy for monstrous creatures. His hostility towards Benny was about all the crap going on between him and Dean, not Benny himself.