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?
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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: (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 :)

 

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Kiss On The Shoulder))
I started out as a Martha/Aaron fan but have completely fallen in love with Martha and Charles.  Everything says you should embrace what is good and perfect but my heart yearns for something deeper...something that cannot be classified as either good nor evil...and I have found that in Martha and Charles Logan.  So against all odds...against all criticism...they are my favorite couple of all time :)  Enjoy this excerpt from Entertainment Weekly.

GREGORY ITZIN & JEAN SMART
Must First Couple


AGES 58, 54 WHY THEM Not since those kooky Macbeths has there been a
married couple as deliciously dysfunctional as 24's President Charles
Logan and First Lady Martha Logan. From pill popping to acts of high
treason, Itzin's and Smart's Emmy-worthy performances instilled so
much humanity in their unhinged characters that we couldn't help
rooting for them both. FOUR MORE YEARS! Things didn't end well for
the prez, what with the whole impending impeachment thing — but the
door to the Oval Office isn't necessarily shut: ''The producers would
love to have us back, but story is king at 24,'' says Itzin. CRY
ANOTHER DAY ''There are some scenes that have been difficult,'' says
Smart of her weepy character. ''I think actually you're a nicer
person to live with when you're doing [those] scenes. If you have to
be Little Mary Sunshine at work all day, you probably go home and
scream at your family.'' POLITICAL FALLOUT Itzin wasn't entirely
prepared for Logan's transformation from a nervous coward to an
eeevil manipulator. ''It was quite upsetting,'' recalls the actor,
who was told of the twist by producers two episodes before it
happened. ''Oddly enough, people liked him better [after that].''
NEXT Itzin expects to be back for at least one hour of 24 next
season; no word yet on the First Lady. Either way, season 5 is
rerunning Fridays on Fox and will be released on DVD in December.
Smart can also be seen this fall in the Curtis Hanson drama Lucky
You.
 



I know I've said some terrible things...but let's see if we can make this work...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Sharing Secrets))

Poems about love do not always need to be long with flowery language.  Sometimes the simplest of words can convey the greatest of meanings.  Just like some of the best marriages are the ones where the husband and wife need only look at each other or say a few words of encouragement to communicate everything they're feeling.  At times this was apparent in the Logan marriage like when Martha took Charles' hand when he thought he lost her.  Other times it was not.  Nevertheless, this poem has great value no matter what relationship you find yourself in.

 

Sometimes a crumb falls,
From the tables of joy,
Sometimes a bone
Is flung.

To some people
Love is given,
To others
Only heaven.

— Langston Hughes
(1902-1967), "Luck"




What are you saying...your mouth is moving but I don't know what it means...

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (Searching for Enlightenment))

I was searching Blog Things for something cute to insert here and found this great quiz. There are TONS of adorable things you can try out like What Bumper Sticker Are You? and How Evil Are You? I tried the Evil quiz but the results weren't very satisfactory. Charles came out a little bit more evil than Martha. It was funny to note that the result said "You are not particularly evil but are actually more dangerous because no one can tell you are evil...until it's too late." Hmmmm...

 

What Kind of Coffee Are You? )




I think I need some coffee...

ladyofavalon77: (CM (Reveal Your Heart To Me))

This is the final blog entry for August.  The addiction with LJ is over and I will only post when I have time or feel like it.  Posting every day is too tiring :P  I'll end this entry with a great news story from TV Guide on Jean Smart as Martha Logan.  If the writers followed some of her...interesting...ideas, 24 would get a complete facelift *giggle* And I'm not sure for the better.  Anyways here you go.  Happy reading!

Inside 24's Very Smart Move )



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

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (Press Conference))

Surfing the internet again and found these wonderful lyrics. Went on a downloading spree for 98 Degrees songs and found so many good ones. New favorite singing group *Giggle* So I chose the first song for Martha and Charles because I like what it says about hiding secrets and holding someone close through the night. I'm sure Martha needed to be held alot after the breakdown.. The last song exemplifies what a marriage should be and both of them could have had this if not for the events of Day Five. After twenty years of marriage, I'm sure they knew each other REALLY well. What would have been wonderful is that despite everything that happened they would be there for each other through it all. A marriage like that is a lovely thing :)

Lyrics from 98 Degrees for The Logans )




Can I really do this...knowing she'll hate me forever...

ladyofavalon77: (Martha (Love still remains...))
I love finding romantic poetry and today's entry is no exception.  It's be William Lovelace and what I love best about this poem is that it shows that love can transcend any physical barrier.  The wording is beautiful and I think it's fitting for this relationship since at the end of Day Six it appeared that Logan was being taken off to prison.  If he truly loved Martha, these thoughts could have been going through his mind.  It's a nice idea at any rate :)

To Althea: From Prison )

 



I cried for you...will you cry for me...

ladyofavalon77: (Emmy Night (REAL reason for Best Drama))

  Ok so my favorite couple didn't win on Sunday night so I have decided to have my revenge with my OWN news article. Yes there are probably grammatical errors and yes it's not a perfect news piece written in that no nonsense style that displays the facts so well but it's fun and it's witty and it's CUTE!  Most importantly, it allows me to lay this issue to rest once and for all.  So for anyone reading this piece, REMEMBER IT'S NOT A REAL ARTICLE, IT'S JUST FICTION :) Thank you!
 

A Little Bit of Foolishness On My Part :) )

I love writing fiction *rubs hands gleefully*
 

 What's an Emmy between friends...

ladyofavalon77: (Emmy Night (REAL reason for Best Drama))

Well, after seeing all the other posts about what went down tonight and having all these REALLY REALLY strong feelings about the results I felt it was time to release all this pent up frustration and disappointment in one nice long post.  To begin with, I had been looking forward to this night all month long, counting down the days and checking the date to see how long till it happened.  Dreaming of seeing Jean and Greg at the Emmy's and hearing their acceptance speeches.  And that's where I went wrong.  Usually I try to distance myself when I really like something but this time I allowed myself to be completely swept away in the moment and I shall learn not to do this again if it is the last thing I do.  It's too painful when what you are hoping for doesn't come true and you have to live with the reality :(


For now I leave you with this latest Icon and Banner I made.  Feel free to use and no need for credit :)

    

"The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."

"The only thing better than winning is losing knowing you gave your best."

“That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.”

ladyofavalon77: (Charles (Power Play))

Ok we welcome you back to our regularly scheduled programming where the artist in the spotlight this Sat is [personal profile] xandra73.  Not only does she make awesome icons but her wallpapers are stunning as well.  The colors and photomanipulation techniques are bold and expressive.  If you like Jack and Audrey, you'll especially be in heaven. However, tonight I will showcase some of her wonderful Martha/Charles icons :)

 

First up is this marvelous Martha Icon at this LINK



Second were these two icons found HERE.  

    

And we can't forget this icon with the two of them together.  Click me!



Finally follow this LINK to the latest three...all beautiful, all works of art :)

         

If you're really looking for a Martha/Charles wallpaper, then look no further because it's just a click away. Thanks [personal profile] xandra73 for making this special request.  I love the theme, colors, and pictures :)

ladyofavalon77: (Martha (Hold Me In Your Arms))

Well I was looking at a friend's blog and found this GREAT quiz.  Naturally I filled in the answers for Charles and Martha.  The responses are cute!  First one is for Charles and the second is for Martha.  I love the contrast between an earthquake and a rainbow.   Hmmm :)

Which Natural Wonder or Disaster Are You? )


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