Okay, this will be a disappointment. I played basketball and ran track when I was in junior high/high school, was a JH and JV cheeerleader, and in Finland, my boyfriend taught me the value of hockey. Other than spectator gymnastics and figure skating? Yeah, not much.
Topic #5 -- Curtains? Do you have an entry worth on curtains? by sociofemme
Okay, moment here--I own no curtains. But I am looking for curtains for my bed, since it's with the canopy frame thing. Preferably something in gothic romantic vampire. Also, Lowe's has a really *cool* selection, though sadly, nothing in romantic gauze.
Topic #6 -- Things that are attractive about Rodney. from nevermind98
It took me a bit to warm up to him as more than interesting, but...
Yeah, he totally warmed me.
Okay, believe it or not, the intelligence did not do it.
1.) Hide and Seek/38 Minutes/Epiphany - I pin these two together because they hit two important character qualities -- courage and competence under pressure. Competence itself is pretty freaking rare, and competence under a semi-death sentence is kick-ass. Rodney reacted like a person panicking and performed like a professional. He kept *thinking*. That? Was seriously cool. In Hide and Seek, he worked his way *up* to courage. I'm pretty sure he dared himself into it. I admire that. And having both at the same time he's proved over and over again. Amazing.
Epiphany was a different kind, and it's all that *focus*. He has his focus, he knows *what to do*, and you either get on or get your ass out of the way already. *Competence*, certainty, and more than any of these things, utter determination.
2.) The Defiant One - definitely played to his strengths; his competence, his loyalty, and his ability to *listen when told something important*. That last one is pretty big on my list of Necessary Things. And dear God, I loved him absolutely *restless* with not being out in the field, but instead in relative safety. Drove him *nuts*. That is not early first season Rodney at all. Frankly, I have a theory that John bet him a game of prime-not-prime to get him out in the field in the first place, and I say this without insult to the character, he was lab oriented, not practical application and tromping down the fields. I just don't see him saying, oh yes, send *me* to probable death and use my talents pointlessly. So yeah. It was such a change, and for this show? Pretty damn subtle. That kicked ass.
3.) Trinity - okay, *wow*. It's--*waves arms*--passion and intensity and brilliance and focus and all that fantastic belief in himself that just blows. My. Mind. I mean, he's a scientist, but that's the first time I could see him love what he does. NOt like, not enjoy because it just shows off how brilliant he is. Passion for what he does, love for what he can create, it's--wow. I just--I mean, John's kinda pissy with the near death due to arrogance? Right. But later? Oh later, there was sex. There was amazing sex. I just--yeah, this is totally pornographic to me. That ep is my top three for that.
And any time a thigh holster is involved? Good times.