ladyofavalon77: (B&S (Saul and Holly are Love))
Well, went to church this morning and FINALLY got my worship service in.  It was MARVEVLOUS like usual :)  What's really sad is that my parents might be leaving the church in the coming months so I and my brother would be the only ones going.  Well, since I'm 25, it is time I make my own decisions of where to go but it's sad when the family splits up like that.  Hopefully it won't be for awhile!! I am just starting to really get into the worship!!  Anyways, after church, we went for our usual Chinese lunch and then I rushed out to Target for a good deal I spied in the paper and ... get this!! I found the Tony Bennett Special of a few days ago on DVD!!!!!!!!! I couldn't find it the first time I went to Target but it was there today and I immediately snatched it up.  After all, Rob Marshall directed it and it's like going to a Broadway show every time I see it.  And man!! it's Tony Bennett so how can you go wrong? :D

Love for Saul/Holly Renewed and New Movie Called Keeping Up With The Steins! )
Ok, time to unveil another great 24 website. Many of you are already aware of this site if you're a diehard 24 fan but those of you who don't know about it, here's your chance to find out.  I discovered this site while a member of the 24 community and it is really a great place for all things 24.  Cute commentaries, great source for promo pictures and the like, regularly updated, and nice layout.  Just a great place to share your love for this show and find useful information such as spoilers!!

Great resource+Fun Blogsite=Perfect Place for 24 Fans To Gather!



Sometimes you just need to get away and have a smoke...

ladyofavalon77: (Martha (Would You Ride With Me?))
I'm sitting here in the Southern United States praying for snow.  We only get it every eight years or so where I live because we're not in the mountains but it would be nice to have a white Christmas...and maybe be off from work *mischievious chuckle*  So maybe if I hope and you hope and a few of your friends hope, we'll have a White Christmas.  Speaking of which, it's time to start watching that movie.  Vermont, anyone?  *smiles at fellow Flossers and giggles*


Back to the routine!  Today it's time to direct your attention to a website that was quite useful to me and might be very useful to you...if you haven't seen this site already hehe.  It's called 24FANS.COM.  A quick perusal of the site and you discover that it's put together rather well with nice, sharp graphics and easy to navigate layout.  The latest news is displayed on the front page and there are guides to each day of 24 as well as media, extras, and forum links.  I especially like how it's an "international" site so if you like exploring other 24 fansites, go ahead and check it out!

Another day, another fan site: check out 24Fans.com!



I did it with the country's best interests at heart...but will she believe me?

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Oh Really?))
Well, I'm back.  Things have been crazy since I last posted.  First of all, I decided to attend the all night prayer meeting at my church and managed to stay up through out the entire night.  It's my first time ever doing something like that.  I never went to parties or a friend's house and stayed up that long so if I had to do it at least it was for prayer :)  Definitely going to the next one, those ladies are so much fun and twice my age!!  I really have an old soul stuck in a young body!  So got home around 12 PM on Sat and went right to bed.  Slept through until 5 PM and then caught up on LJ as well as watching another episode of Season Four.  I love Kiefer, I love Tony, and I love Shoreh.  Another great episode of 24 goodness!


Well, it's Sunday so time to showcase another great website.  This time I've chosen one that has great fan fiction and should be familiar to any 24 fan out there: The official Fox boards fan fiction section.  Now you're probably thinking why would I do this when it's the easiet to find but the truth is that I've seen pieces on there that are not found any place else that I've listed so it's a good one to have bookmarked.  The link below leads directly to that section of the site so if you check on that link everyday you'll see what's been updated.  I was particularly entertained by the piece where Logan demands Martha's return in exchange for Jack Bauer.  Inspired me to write my own short little piece entitled "Into the Heart of Darkness"  So take a look if 24 fan fiction is your thing.  You just might like it *wink*

Need to read some good fiction before Day Six?  Searching for some action in your life?  Click here!



Charles, I'm leaving you and running off  with Aaron.  Tata now!

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (What Can I Do?))

Well, I had to get up early to go to two church services with my parents and surprisingly both were really good.  I really like this guy named John Bevere who preached his latest message "Driven by Eternity." It was moving, it was powerful, it was inspirational.  I loved the parts where he interweaved God's Word with practical applications to everyday life.  Just the right way to start my week!  On a different note, I need to come up with a new outline for "If I Should Lose You".  I'm still debating if I should end it and just go ahead start Season 6 or my revised Season 5.  The story was originally meant to be 24 chapters long but I'm struggling to write these last 12 chapters and maintain my same format.  On the one hand, I hate leaving a story just hanging there...on the other hand, you can't write if you're not inspired.  Oh well, something I need to do along with making icons for the 24 icon contest. We have two weeks now and I still haven't put my submission in.  Can we spell out "procrastination"?  *wide grin*

So it's Sunday and you know what Sunday means...if you've been paying attention to my little LJ schedule.  I should post that somewhere...ladyofavalon77's LJ schedule for all to see *giggles.  Anyways, I have another 24 fansite to promote.  This one is similar to the 24 Community except it's organized in a different way.  Forum topics range include tips for the 24 game, Kiefer's music company Irownworks, and fan fiction set up by the authors who write them.  There is also a general fan fiction section for those without their own little forum.  If you like places where you can discuss one of the most exciting TV shows out there, then check it out at the link below :)

I know it's another link but save some time and click me...Jack Bauer is waiting :)



He needs my help...whether he realizes it or not...

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (Is This Mike On?))

The love for my fandom is cooling down...I think it's because a) I don't have many people to talk with and b) I have nothing new to fuel the fire. The good news: The trailer for 24 Season Six will be up on Oct 24 and will hopefully renew my fervor.  The bad news: It probably will not have Charles Logan in it :(  From all the spoilers I'm reading and just using common sense, I'm thinking he will be confined to a few scenes and a throwaway line on Martha's whereabouts.  Darn her mental instability!! She'd make a great politician.  Oh well, I'll have to return to the world of fan fic and all its possibilities.  And of course start honing my graphic design skills.  When will I just sit down and explore the possibilities of Paintshop and Photoshop instead of puttering around and procrastinating.  I need a good kick in the pants!

Slight bunny trail: I finally saw an episode of Stargate: Atlantis last night because a fellow LJ user has been making graphics and relaying the praises of the character of Elizabeth Weir. And guess what?  SHE WAS RIGHT!! This woman reminds me of Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager.  She's strong, capable, and has so many layers.  It will be on again tonight at 12 am so I'll tune in once more.  Thanks,[info]cnnjunky , for pointing me in the direction of this show.  All the characters were entertaining but I really like Elizabeth :)

Oh! And here is the website for the week.  A great site for news stories on 24 from Season 1 to Season 6.  Now beware...there are annoying popup ads but if you like to read various news sources on 24 then this site is right up your ally.

Enter through this portal to be transported to another world...or at the very least another internet site :P



It's going to be one of those days...isn't it?

ladyofavalon77: (Martha (Antique Finish))
It's a good week.  I was off yesterday to go to the State Fair and ate WAY too much than was good for me but BOY was it delicious.  Only thing I didn't do was ride the Ferris Wheel.  I keep saying I'm going to do that and never do.  *shakes head*  And this morning I started work on a new Martha/Charles fan video.  My good friend Anne was nice enough to send me clips with only Martha and Charles in them from Season Five.  I love her so much.  Now I don't have to wait till Dec for the DVD's :)  The song I chose is Imagine Me Without You.  There are some really good parts about broken dreams and being lost without the one you love.  This should be a very good video indeed!

Now there has been a long running debate of whether Charles actually loves Martha or she just fills some void in his life.  However, for all those that doubt his love, please read  the article below.  I actually found it in an old post from xandra73 and now refer to it whenever I come across other doubting Thomas'  Long live Charles and Martha Logan!
 
An Article That Proves Charles Loves Martha! )



It really couldn't be that bad...could it?

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (POTUS))

Well in my journey through the internet I found this great site that listed a number of 24 sites of interest from Cast and Crew to Bloopers to Humor to Wallpaper.  Most sites just have a generic list of sites but this link had it broken down into a number of different category.  I haven't tried all the links yet but a few that I did look at appeared to work so if you want to visit some new places or are just plain bored, click the fake cut below!

click me click me click me click me click me click me click me 

Are you really that stupid to believe what he told you?

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (Can I Have Some Help?))

If you're like me, you really like to find 24 sites that have lots of downloads and media you can use for your desktop or resources that can be used for future icon or wallpaper making. Fortunately, there is another wonderful site with everything you could ask for. Now it's a little difficult to navigate due to it being in German but if you click the various links at the top you'll find your way around quite easily. GREAT wallpapers are on display and the part that I use frequently: screenshots from each season of 24. Not as extensive as 24 Online but enough to make plenty of great icons and other kinds of graphics. And this wonderful site is run by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] xandra73.

Click here to experience everything 24tv.de has to offer :)



You really think I don't know what's going on?

ladyofavalon77: (CM (I Will Never Forgive You))

Well it's Sunday and Sunday means it's time to reveal another wonderful little 24 website I've come across in my travels. Today's spotlight is on FanFiction.Net. This site has fan fiction for a large number of fandoms but it is their 24 that is of interest here. Registering is relatively easy but you cannot post any fan fiction until three days have passed. A real good thing about this site is its search mechanism and the huge number of people that read the stories and actually REVIEW those stories. So if you enjoy writing, reading or publishing fan fic for 24 this is the place for you :)

FanFiction.Net: TV Shows: 24



He cares nothing for my welfare...how could I be so blind...

ladyofavalon77: (Martha (Mrs. Logan For President!))
[profile] mrsaaronpierce is the person I stole this quiz from and I think the results are pretty amusing.  They need to update it so Martha and Charles appear in it as well but for now it was created in 2004 so all characters up to that point are in the quiz.  If you want to know my results, I'll just say that I ended up being one of the two listed below.  *innocent smile*  Long live the Presidents of 24!  

Click Here To See Counterparts for Charles and Martha! )

 

 Results for Martha Logan 

Which "24" character are you?



David Palmer
You are David Palmer!! Your the President of the United States.. You are sensible and know what needs to be done. Honest, and hardworking, and nobel. Why cant you have 3 consequtive terms?
Take The Quiz Now!Quizzes by myYearbook.com
 

There are so many different emotions captured in Charles' face throughout Day Five.   I mean you could take a screenshot every second and still find a different look each time.  The man is simply AMAZING!!



You're keeping something from me and I'm on to you!

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (What Can I Do?))
Ok there are really too many great songs out there for Martha and Charles so I should be able to keep this up ad infinitum (is that a word?).  Well, I was watching my favorite show of the new season: Dancing With The Stars and guess who was on?  Nick Lachey!!  And Drew was there! I so wanted him to get up and dance but oh well.  Maybe in an upcoming results show :D  One can dream right!  Anyways back on topic.  Nick was singing "What's Left Of Me" and it's perfect for Charles.  I mean it talks about how this guy loves this girl but now that she's gone he's falling apart.  She was the one who made him what he was and he misses her desparately.  Martha and Charles, don't you think?

What's Left of Me by Nick Lachey )
And I have been looking for a song that portrays Martha's capacity to forgive Charles for what happened.  And I have found it with Nick again (Gosh his songs are perfect!!). Here he describes the desparation of Martha so perfectly, even her time in Vermont.  I love how it shows that she tried everything to make the marriage work but Charles just walked away and there was nothing she could do. Best of all are the words of forgiveness. *happy sigh*

I Can't Hate You Anymore by Nick Lachey )

*happy sigh*  If I haven't said it before, I'll say it now...I'm officially smitten by this couple :)



Sometimes it's not even worth the effort...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Cannot Start Without You))

I should have gotten some fan fiction writing done this weekend but nothing came to me.  I have a really good scene between Martha and Charles coming up but have yet to bring myself to write it.  Could it be that I need a break?  All I know is that I need inspiration to write a good story and am willing to wait till it hits me.  I'm not out of ideas...just out of ways to execute them :)  At any rate, time to post another one that I penned earlier :)
 


Contrasting Interviews of Charles and Martha Logan Before the Election )



For once let's just forget the outside world and remember why we love each other....

ladyofavalon77: (CM (One True Pairing))
I'm in a cheerful mood.  We were absolutely CRAZY at work but I stayed longer and now my boss loves me.  Always good to build up some points with the boss in case you need vacation time or run into problems later (and with me they're always HUGE problems so this is good).  

My Take on Justice, Kidnapped, and Shark! )
And since it's Saturday, time to reveal some Martha/Charles graphics.  I'm still experimenting with Paintshop and Photoshop so I'll display three banners a wonderful person named The24UmKing at the 24 Insider board made on request.  I really like the different shots used in each one :)

 

 

And that's all for today. Will be back with more musings on Monday *wink*
ladyofavalon77: (CM (Please Cheer Up Martha))
I mean the TV stations really need to stop this. Yesterday was CRAZY with Dancing with the Stars, Jericho, Criminal Minds, Justice, Kidnapped, and CSI: NY.  I could only taped three and therefore lost out on the other three because a piece of fan fiction really inspired me so I had to keep writing.


Dancing with the Stars Recap )

Favorite show of the new season: Dancing with the Stars!


All other TV shows! )

Fan Fiction writing is the ultimate catharsis ESPECIALLY when your favorite characters are done with their story arc on the small screen.


Fan Fiction takes a different turn... )

And today is news day so let me direct your attention to this WONDERFUL article on Gregory Itzin.  Thanks to a friend (you know who you are *wink) for directing my attention this way.   She knows me so well :)


 


GREAT news story on Greg :) )




Ok now why do I get the feeling that Martha is playing Charles when she holds Evelyn's arms like this...

 

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (Power Play))
Disappointing thoughts on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip )

Rave reviews for the movie The Constant Gardner )


And that's enough of real life :) I leave you with a poem on love dedicated to my CURRENT favorite complex couple: Charles and Martha Logan. As well as another screenshot *wink*

 

Shakespeare Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds


Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle's compass come:

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.



William Shakespeare

(1564 - 1616)



Don't give me that excuse...i've heard it a thousand times...

ladyofavalon77: (GJ (Cool and Casual))


Well the blues of yesterday have disappeared as I refocus on what I love to do most: writing, internet surfing and graphic design. Putting aside what someone said to me yesterday I am determined to focus on what I think is important. If they don't like it, fine! Let them deal with their own issues. As for me, I'm going to revel in this current obsession of mine till something better comes along :) For everyone who has been understanding of this fandom, I thank you. Your withholding of criticism has been GREATLY appreciated :) More than you know!

So today I will be promoting the 24 forums at the Television Without Pity website. There are four main subforums: 24 General Gabbery, Kiefer and Kompany, Terrorists, Targets and Kollateral Damage, and 24 Kreative Efforts. The first has a ton of threads on everything about the show from what the actors are doing now to spoilers for next season to reflections on all seasons. The second has threads devoted to key players in the 24 universe while the third covers everyone else. My favorite is the last forum because it has threads discussing fan fiction, forum games, and other creative ideas. Right now the boards are little quiet due to the show's hiatus but they pick up speed as soon as January begins. Check them out if you have time.

 

Television Without Pity: 24

 

  

When do the lies stop...and the truth shines through...

Some Emmy pics and an icon )

Pre-Emmy pics and a Jean/Greg Icon )

Pre-Emmy pics and a Jean/Greg Icon )

And that's all, folks!
 


ladyofavalon77: (CM (If I Could Tell You...))
Well, I was excited about getting out of work early and working on another Martha/Charles piece with a cute scene in the kitchen. However, a conversation with someone just soured my whole evening and I haven't quite recovered. Have you ever had that happen? You're blissfully going along, happy with life and everything in it when BAM! Out of nowhere something happens and everything falls apart. Nothing is quite as enjoyable as it was before. Nothing is as great as it seems. The rose colored glasses are off and the sun has disappeared behind some very grey clouds. All I want right now is a friend who shares the same interests and passions that I do so we can scream, cry, yell, groan, complain, and brainstorm together. I just wish I was more like everyone else so it wouldn't be so hard to find someone like me :)

Well enough about me and more about Charles and Martha. I did it again. Filled out a blog quiz for our couple. Enjoy the results!

Your Love Life Secrets Are... )

RESULTS FOR MARTHA LOGAN

Your Love Life Secrets Are

Looking back on your life, you will only have one true love.

You've been deeply wounded in the past, and you're still recovering from that hurt.

You prefer a quirky, unique person to be your lover. You're easy going about who you're with, as long as they love you back.

In fights, you speak your mind and don't hold back. You know you're right, and you can get quite angry about it.

A break-up usually comes as a shock to you. You always think things are going well.

If you want the results that came up for me, you'll just have to keep waiting because that's private *wink*



What is going on!  Someone please tell me!
ladyofavalon77: (Martha (Hold Me In Your Arms))

It's that time of year again! And boy was it a wonderful two hours. I thought I might be disappointed because there weren't any really big names out there but I was so wrong....in more ways than one. First, they did a whole revamp of the set and it has honest to goodness chandelier and a balcony on both sides of the dance floor. They're getting snazzy!

Dancing With The Stars (Ep 3.1a The Cha Cha and The Foxtrot) )

Now back to Martha and Charles. I wonder if Greg or Jean would go on Dancing With The Stars...Nah! Too cheesy for them hehe. Though Greg's facial expressions would be HILARIOUS! And Jean would have so much fun cracking jokes in the holding room. Aaah they would be the life of the party. And before I forget, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEAN!! I would have forgotten if it wasn't for [profile] illusory_thrill and [profile] whenidream. Thanks guys :) I hope I age as gracefully. After seeing so many pictures of attractive women in their forties, I'm convinced it's the best age to be. I can't wait till I'm 40!!!!!!!

Today is normally reserved for song lyrics so let me see what I can rustle up for this post. *thinks real hard and lightbulb appears*

 

Song Lyrics for Martha/Charles )



How do I know you're not lying to me...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Cannot Start Without You))
THIS is why I love LiveJournal.  I never know who I might meet and today...I found a fellow Martha/Charles fan!!  Do you know how hard it is to get people to like this couple when there are so many Martha/Aaron fans running around?  Well, I found one after my own heart and her name is [profile] illusory_thrill.  Much love your way :) And keep up the fic writing.  Here is the link to her wonderful piece of fiction on what happened to Martha and Charles before Day Five.  Click me!

Well today was productive if only for the fact that I twisted my ankle and had time to be on the computer away from work.  I finished the 11th chapter of my fan fiction entitled "If I Should Lose You..."  That chapter had been causing me so much trouble because it was a scene between Martha and Aaron.  I just cannot write for those two at ALL!  But after several attempts, I finally found a draft that was half way decent and posted it in my yahoo group.  Go ahead and take a gander if you like that relationship. It's very touching and very sweet!

However, now I can start on the confrontation between Martha and Charles.  There will be arguing and bickering.  Martha is a different woman from the one that left in the motorcade than the one who survived the kidnapping. And things will have to change in their marriage or she's leaving.  Or that's how she tells Charles.  I love putting Charles in the hot seat. How he takes it, no one will know!

Speaking of my man, time for another nice screenshot from Season Five.  Time for a little chat with Mike!  Stay tuned for my next post will have something cute I found when browsing Emmy pictures.  I only wish I could get the pictures enlarged :)



So you think I look better in the blue tie or red tie?

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (I Have Become Death))

Aaah it feels good!  So much has been happening this week that I didn't have time to post.  I did have ALOT of fun checking out other people's journals though.  So many fun entries to read, so little time to do it in :)  Anyways, I'm starting out with something I saw in [personal profile] crashandburn's journal and had to place here.

If there is one or more people on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal. 

As for what I've been up to for the last few days...well I've been writing fan fiction and looking at tutorials for icons.  Since I'm crazy about Martha and Charles I figured it would be great if I started making some icons of my own.  However those tutorials are looking a little daunting so I might hold off a few weeks.  As for the writing, I'm in agony over this one chapter.  It's a scene between Martha and Aaron (I know sacrilege on these hallowed pages *giggles* but it's for a friend.  Stares at *[profile] mrsaaronpierce*) and I just cannot get the right tone from Aaron.  The actor is an amazing guy and the character is a great one but getting him down on paper makes me want to tear my hair out.  So far I've gone through two or three drafts and none of them are great.  This scene is one of THE key scenes in piece of fiction so it has to be right.  So I'll keep hammering away until I get it. Heaven help me :)

So back to my main obsession, here is another screenshot of Charles. How I love him.  Those eyes, that scowl *giggle*

 



Oh! Before I forget,  I came across some extra icons by [profile] jackaholic.  You can find them at this link.  

    
There is an AWESOME wallpaper there with Charles and Martha that I hadn't noticed till today.  



Don't forget to credit [profile] jackaholic if you decide to use any of it :)

 

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