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I'm having a really hard time writing right now. I can only enjoy the beauty of the struggle for so long before I become annoyed, so I'm taking a break and posting photos instead: Disintegration-era Robert, my favorite Robert.

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At the height of his powers and the height of his look. )

And with that, it's back to the Word doc.
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I've been tweeting a lot about the Olympics to give the illusion that I'm not completely detached from reality, while meanwhile in another tab I'm 156 pages deep into a Cure Tumblr, adding to the collection of photos and gifs that I'm curating for obscure reasons.

So I'm trying to strike a balance on Twitter, but LJ, you're getting the full brunt of my current fascination with Robert Smith/Simon Gallup, which can't be adequately encapsulated in 140 characters, no matter how I try.

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Thoughts and more pics )

So, yes. This is consuming a lot of my time.
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I'm approximately 30 years late to this party, but it's worth saying that vintage Robert Smith/Simon Gallup are pushing my every button right now. The way I look at it, there's a timelessness to beautiful boys touching/groping/kissing each other—and the photographs of these two, I have to share them.

Presented without commentary. )

The fic situation is a bit odd—practically nothing on AO3, so I've been doing a lot of fiddling with the Wayback Machine and trawling through Tumblr and old LJ comms, with limited success. There are a couple of people doing stuff that's good and/or fun, but...where is the rest of it?

Gold

Feb. 23rd, 2014 04:07 pm
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Pics & gifs under the cut. )

Happy/relieved/glad this is over.
horizon_greene: Robert Smith singing (doorway)
So there's been all sorts of hockey-related flailing on my Twitter feed for a while now, and I resisted for a long time because what, exactly, is hockey bringing to the party? Toothless faces and slashed throats and catastrophic injuries and...what are you supposed to do with all that. Like, really.

But then.

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Sidney Crosby is what hockey brings to the party, I discovered. And now it's turned into A Whole Thing, very quickly, and I have tickets to Pens/Coyotes on February 1st and I'll be wearing black and yellow and rooting the opposite of everyone else in our party, but these are the sacrifices I choose to make.

Anyway, this entire post is basically just an excuse to share these photographic distractions, truly. )

Which brings me to a question: Does anyone else ever...like, "imprint" on an athlete (or anyone/anything else, really), for lack of a less Twilight-inspired and cringe-worthy word? I ask because this Crosby thing played out very similarly to how things went down with Tim, actually—just randomly coming across some random piece of media and filing it away where it will lie dormant until it randomly becomes VERY VERY relevant years down the road.

(Back in 2009, when Tim won his second Cy Young award, I was tooling around online and it happened to be the lead story on ESPN.com, and they had a really amazing photo of Tim on the homepage—in his pitching motion, hair flying across his cheek, eyes very wild and very dark. And I thought to myself, "That is an interesting picture and an interesting boy." And I looked at it for a few moments, and then I moved on, because it was baseball and baseball had no real meaning in my life at that point. But that picture stuck with me. Fast-forward to July 2010, and the Giants are in town and I hear on the radio that Tim's pitching, and I remembered that photo and it was enough to get me to tune in and watch the game. And, um, that was it.)

And so it was with Sidney Crosby, too. Watching an NHL commercial years ago, which featured a clip of a very young and very exuberant Crosby scoring a goal and throwing his hands in the air in celebration. And I thought to myself, "That's cute." And then went on with my life, because it was hockey and hockey didn't factor into my life whatsoever. But I remembered the expression on that face, and when I finally succumbed to reluctant dabbling in the fandom, Crosby was the first person I google imaged, like you do. And despite [livejournal.com profile] thorne_scratch's valiant efforts to get me to like someone—anyone!—else, it was already done. (Sorry, my dear. I know he's your sworn enemy.)

And then, of course, I started reading the fic. And then I fell down the YouTube rabbit hole and...yeah. You know how it goes.

I'm still trying to understand the prevailing fandom characterization of Crosby, though, which is a neurotic and awkward person who has awkward and neurotic sex, often with surprising infrequency. It's all still kind of a mystery to me.

28 hours

Dec. 1st, 2013 04:03 pm
horizon_greene: Robert Smith singing (justin coffee)
Justin Timberlake tomorrow night! The slow-simmering anticipation is almost like a drug—I'll be kind of sad to see that part of it end, but I'm really looking forward to the show.

Let me set the mood right. )

I'm not sure if he'll be staying at the Ritz or not, but if there are buses tomorrow, rest assured that I'll be taking a few extra walks during the workday.
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Because [livejournal.com profile] thorne_scratch asked...

...A few additional pics. )

I'm flying out late tomorrow night, heading to San Francisco for Wednesday's World Series parade. I'm only going to be there for 24 hours because I have to be back at work on Thursday, but it will be worth every chaotic moment. I regretted not going up there in 2010, and I don't think you can realistically count on your team winning the WS every two years, so. Off I go.

I can't wait to see Tim in a shower of ticker tape, in a city that I love, surrounded by other fans in their black and orange. On Halloween! It's so perfect.

life :/

Dec. 16th, 2011 10:40 pm
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Work has been debilitating on an epic scale for the past week, capped off by a meeting with the operations manager this morning in which I was informed that they're terminating a member of my team next Tuesday. It's primarily a budget issue (although there were other performance factors that doubtless influenced the decision to select this particular person), and it's been weighing heavily on my mind all day. Terminating someone right before the holidays? Seriously? Not to mention the more worrisome issue to me: What's the motivation for the rest of my team to work hard and strive for improvement (and the pay raises and titles that come with it) when, in the end, it just puts them first in line to be let go the next time we go into cost containment mode?

Operations manager didn't really have an answer for me, and it was all pretty deflating. Plus, I'm uncomfortable with the fact that things pretty much went down like this: "Hi guys, I'm now the manager! Aaaaaaaand we've terminated our longest-tenured team member! Happy holidays!" I know my team is going to be shocked and upset once they find out, and I'm not sure how to reassure them under the circumstances, when I agree that it's a dickish move but I had no control over it.

So I'd rather not think about it right now. This job (while not without its perks) is kind of overwhelming a lot of the time.

Instead, I'm going to picspam like it's 1994, because that's how I roll when life makes me want to stab myself in the face with blunt objects.

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Mostly irrelevant Stargate-heavy spam. )

Off to explore the wild west town of Wickenburg in the AM with a very pregnant friend, then tailgating at the Cardinals/Browns game on Sunday. Welcome distractions, both.
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June 14th & 15th, 2011. )

It was good to see the team. And to see Tim, even though it was mostly just the back of his head a lot of the time. I never knew I could be so enthralled by the curve of an ear, the pull of fabric across his shoulders.

I took 261 photos over the course of two games wherein Tim did not pitch. I likely need help.

Freak.

May. 22nd, 2011 07:42 pm
horizon_greene: Robert Smith singing (winning pitcher & his catcher)
"He was himself."

—Buster Posey, on Tim Lincecum's complete game shutout of the Oakland A's


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It was beautiful—just an interleague game in May, but magic all the same.

This gif is everything I love about watching him pitch. )

More postgame touching, and other stuff. )

Life.

May. 19th, 2011 10:02 pm
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Had a vague meltdown while reading fic earlier, wherein I became emotionally flustered about things that should have been innocuous, like boys failing at being coercive and dreaming about teeth falling out. Plus I spent the entire two hours it took to read the fic thinking about how much I wished the fic were about Tim, as opposed to the actual pairing, because clearly all fic should be about Tim Lincecum, no one should ever write about anyone else, can't deal in general, I own the internet, etc. I was somewhat frayed.

I spent my lunch break touring a Scottsdale penthouse condo with my work crush today. It's a crazy little piece of residential property perched on top of about a dozen stories of offices, dilapidated and falling apart, mid-70s finishes, gaping hole where the indoor pool used to be (all the way to the floor below, precariously covered with netting now), totally the type of place where previous owners had crazy coke-fueled parties once upon a time. I loved it, wanted to just hang out on the deck with nearly the entire city sprawling under us, and not go back to the office.

But, yeah. We went back.

And now a picspam + gifs, because I'm still kind of worked up and I don't know what else to do except go to bed. Which I will also do, in good time. )

P.S. Does everyone have their emergency bunkers in order for Saturday? I pretty much hope the world doesn't end; I have things to do.
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I'm back. I've been back for a few days, actually. My skin is a tad dry.

A minor Zito/Lincecum picspam. )

Because they've been on my mind and all over the kink meme and it seemed like the right thing to do.

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Dad comes to visit tomorrow <3 And he's staying with my sister this time, so I don't have to wipe the windowsills, launder the shower curtains, etc. I can just hang out.
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It's a beautiful thing. )

Gotta make a post later this week about the Jerome trip, because it was awesome and there was a blizzard and the hotel had a selection of surgical instruments and human bones in glass cases in the hallways. I don't even know how to process it all, but there will be photos.
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At the last minute, I decided to take a half day off of work on Wednesday to go to Giants/White Sox at Camelback Ranch. [livejournal.com profile] soupypictures was there with a friend, and we met up and had an amazing time. I mean, Tim fielded a ball successfully! And I had someone to discuss it with who understood!

And we were able to talk about other pertinent matters, such as the violent shape-shifting bruise on Tim's neck.

It was great.

I took 466 photos, which is pretty stalkerazzi even by my own standards. It didn't seem like that many at the time, I swear.

I did, however, whittle it down to just a few select favorites.

Giants @ White Sox )

Met up with [livejournal.com profile] soupypictures and her friend again on Friday night for Rangers/Indians, and we clustered up against the rail before the game so that they could get autographs. I had a face-full of other people's Sharpies and was trying to take pictures of the sunset without it seeming like I was trying to take pictures of the players who were right there, and people were frantic and begging and I was busy pretending like none of it was happening. It was quite the experience.

I'm going to miss spring training so much when it's over. This has been awesome <3

2010 <3

Mar. 10th, 2011 08:28 pm
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I received a wonderful surprise in my inbox the other day: [livejournal.com profile] inspirine had sent me a zip file full of images from Freak Season, some that I'd seen before, many that I hadn't, all of them awesome.

The photos. )

Tomorrow I'm driving out to Peoria to watch Tim pitch against the Padres, then going to Talking Stick on Saturday to watch a non-Giants game for once. I guess it's technically also a double-date, blind date sort of thing, with various hangers-on, one of the hangers-on being a guy I met last week and thought was kind of cool, so...I don't really know how this is all going to work exactly. But I figure that it's baseball and we'll have sunshine and beer and then a casino afterwards, so somehow it'll be okay. Wish me luck, I guess :)

At last—

Mar. 6th, 2011 08:21 pm
horizon_greene: Robert Smith singing (winning pitcher & his catcher)
Tim + zoom lens.

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I was pretty much the stalkerazzi today.

So I took a lot of photos, and I'm posting a lot (55—go figure), and a lot of them are essentially just variations of the same exact thing—but how many chances will I have to take pictures like these? Once the season actually starts, the zoom lens won't be allowed, so I'm taking advantage of this.

Under the cut. )

Gorgeous day. Gorgeous boy. I'm reminded of why I live in Phoenix <3
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Had a great weekend with my dad. Architectural tours of the historic Willo and Encanto Palmcroft districts, dress shopping, manicures/pedicures, and discussions of past and future musicals at ASU Gammage. It had to have been a lot for my dad (a self-professed redneck who doesn't own any pants that are not jeans, greets people by saying "Howdy", had never valet-parked his car, etc.) to deal with, but he handled it all like a champ. He's the best person I know.

We balanced it all out with a wild game dinner last night (frying up the pheasants and deer and elk tenderloin that he brought with him) and a round of hotly-contested miniature golf this afternoon followed by dinner at In 'N Out. I was on the verge of beating my dad at mini-golf for the first time ever, but an 11-stroke 17th hole never did anyone any favors.

He went to the airport a couple of hours ago to fly home to Colorado, and I'm a little sad, not gonna lie. I keep thinking I should do yoga or something, but instead I'm watching this horrible NBA All Star game and tooling around looking at spring training pics.

My findings. )

Hmm, this All Star game has unexpectedly become far more compelling. But, yoga it is.
horizon_greene: Robert Smith singing (winning pitcher & his catcher)
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Someone has their eye on Tim. (And it isn't Zito.)

Btw, Tim's hair.

More spring training photos plus other finds. )

My dad is coming into town tomorrow, and I can't wait. I love getting the house all ready for him to visit—a selection of his favorite gun/hunting magazines on the nightstand, just-out-of-the-dryer sheets on the bed, ice cream in the freezer. I didn't go quite as crazy with the cleaning as I normally do (only because there hasn't been time with the RL stuff going on right now), but I figure somehow he'll get by if I don't launder the shower curtain.

Chilly.

Dec. 29th, 2010 11:37 pm
horizon_greene: Robert Smith singing (tim SF)
First of all, OMG NOOOOOO. What do we do? We haven't even figured out Buster's measurements yet!

Secondly, I went to the Insight Bowl last night. I hadn't been to a college football game since my freshman year at ASU, and it was a really competitive matchup and a lot of fun. We were sitting in the Iowa section, so we cheered along with the crowd around us. We felt like we were having a "legit" football experience because we were outside, and it was "cold" (50 degrees, relatively freezing around here), and we were wearing coats. Actual coats, people. And I broke out the gloves eventually, too! Oh, Phoenix <3

(Going to the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day, btw!)

Lastly, a picspam. A few shots from Freak Season that have started to filter onto the web, plus a handful of other randoms.

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The rest. )
horizon_greene: Robert Smith singing (high socks & champagne showers)


And the still shots, for good measure. )

I feel like those photos are approximately 1/8 of a turn away from being the Best Photos Ever. As it currently stands, I love that he's on the cover of SI, and I love the theme of the photoshoot, but the photos themselves...not sure I'm actually in love with those. (That outfit :/ )

But, seasonal and clearly worthy of posting.

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