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Eee, one of my old professors was on Jackie Kashian's podcast The Dork Forest! That guy's great- I love that he's almost getting sorta famous with his Tolkien podcast. I'm holding out hope the rumors of him being interviewed on The Colbert Report end up being true. I might actually start listening to his podcast myself, once I finish The Hobbit. Slow going right now, as with everything I read. We've made it to the foot of the Lonely Mountain, though! According to this Dork Forest episode, some serious shit has yet to go down. I'm nervous.

Dark Shadows was meh. Up next on my Summer O' Movie-Watchin' is Moonrise Kingdom (which I'm psyched for) and Men in Black III (DON'T JUDGE ME- the second one is crap but the first one is important to me, also the previews have looked good). They'll both probably have to wait though, since I'll be down the beach for the long weekend. Might have to make some more weekday treks to the theater. Because I am an adult.

The post OUaT dry spell is over.. ish. I tried doing a post-finale fix-it reaction kind of thing, but it's mostly stalled now. I might just scribble out the bit I really wanted to as a drabble and stick it on Tumblr. As for the other fic (sequel to As Easy As to Know, for the three people who care and aren't reading this), I'm having plot issues. There are two things I want to do, mostly because they'll be amusing, and I'm not 100% sure I can do them both. One thing kind of depends on just how long of a long game Gold's been playing this whole time. And indeed, in canon it has been very long. The other thing involves research. *shudder*

In conclusion, the next one of these: 8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs. )
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*desperately trying to think of something to do that isn't grocery shopping or cleaning or writing* Ah HA, I have it! [livejournal.com profile] fannish5!

5 greatest (or favorite) examples of breaking the fourth wall, or canon material going meta.

Piss on you, I'm workin' for Mel Brooks! )
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Ah, that's Christmas taken care of. Very quiet this year, no one seemed up for a big fuss. As for gifts, I finally own both seasons of Pushing Daisies, and I finally own the Firefly graphic novel that tells the story of the mysterious Shepherd Book (though since I haven't read the first Firefly graphic novel despite owning it for years because then it will be over, you guys, we'll see when I get around to this). Otherwise, I have some new tech to program and I might actually turn a profit between getting money as gifts and spending it on gifts (and groceries and rent). Also, I got Death Comes to Pemberley from both sides of the family, which was surprising since that was the first (and second) time I'd ever heard of it. Looks good though- always nice to see professional fanfiction out in the world.

Today I'm indulging in the Top Gear Top 40 Challenges marathon, and then most likely more Pushing Daisies (I'm on the third disc of the first season). And probably more Grimm fic, because I have a problem. Mmm, holidays.
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The new Discworld book Snuff came in the mail yesterday! Yeee! I was pretty surprised when I got the e-mail that it had shipped, and then again when it arrived. Sadly, I think I was unconsciously disconnecting from it emotionally a bit, since... you know. Anyway, I'm plowing through The Last Werewolf now (quite enjoying it), and I've also picked up Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein, which is a non-fiction book about memory. And to round out the short list I've decided I want to re-read Jane Eyre sometime soon. I don't think I've actually sat down and gone through it since the one time in high school. Otherwise, I'm toying with the idea of going to the library and finding a genuine scary book for the month. I'm leaning towards Silence of the Lambs. Any suggestions?

In the meantime, I've been catching up on Parks and Rec because of.. reasons. Because Netflix Instant is evil, basically. In any case, I'm enjoying that too, though now my brain has cast Rashida Jones as a character in The Last Werewolf kind of against my will. Not that there's anything wrong with her, but she just doesn't quite fit so I keep getting distracted trying to replace her.

Today, though, I wasn't really thinking about Discworld, or Parks and Rec. I was mostly thinking about these and how cool it would be to get a tattoo of one of them. Peace in particular. Yeah, I'm so not the body modification type, but... these are so COOL! I love the idea of a language based on circles, among a dozen OTHER things I love about Doctor Who, things that I could use reminding of from time to time, up to and including curiosity and empathy and the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism. Seriously, if I'm still thinking about this come, say, next spring... might make it a birthday present to myself. Any advice from inked friends would be welcomed. ^^
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Wind √, rain √, power outage X, so a win all around. Some family and friends have been dealing with power outages but there's been no lose of life or property, so good news there too.

Moving on (unless/until Katia gets here...)! Indulged in some fun-time spending this week, to complement both getting paid and paying my rent, clearly. I've got:

1. Bossypants by Tina Fey, the audiobook. I'd resisted getting the hardback, but when I found out this was actually read by the lady in question, I figured it had to be a good time.
2. I'm With You by Red Hot Chili Peppers. I'm a little wary here- I listened to all of the samples on iTunes, and there were only like four or five tracks that seriously intrigued me, hm...
3. The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan. It was staring straight at me when I walked into B&N, 20%-off sticker gleaming in the light... I've decided Jake (the werewolf, and do you think Mister Duncan was aware that that name was, uh.. taken? I hope not) will be played by Tim Roth in my head. So that should be fun. Also, FYI, the edges of the pages are dyed this kind of amazing ox-blood red.
4. Green tea with coconut, ginger, and vanilla. I had resisted it on a previous B&N trip, but I'm in need of an interesting new tea, so here we are.

In conclusion, I keep having long fic ideas that would require serious research to be at all decent. Boo. Maybe I should just develop that silly Cyrano de Bergerac-style romance thing. That could be fun. There would be pining, oh yes. But.. hrm... that's not what's tugging at me, you know? *sigh*

P.S. I've been reading through the Middleman Collected Series Indispensability lately. Remind me to do a compare and contrast with the show when I'm done, yeah?
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Got a very cool [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 meme on Friday:

Five favorite beta or ambiguously canon relationships (link goes to TVtropes)

I love beta couples! Honestly, I tend to find them more interesting than the main couples, maybe because the characters aren't as fully developed (because character development can sometimes mean draping him/her/them in cliches).

Only trouble is I just know there are dozens I'm forgetting. Anyway, some spoilers. )

*sigh* If I'm smart, I will clean today. Like a real clean, not just vacuuming the kitchen and wiping down the trouble spots in the bathroom. Come on, self, you can listen to music while you do it, it'll be nice.

Uh oh.

Jun. 2nd, 2011 10:55 pm
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Got off the phone with my sister a while ago- she's going to start job-hunting again, and she wants to come up here to visit before said job takes up all her time. Well, turns out this quick trip may also include her staying in my apartment, with the nephew, for four days. Oh no. HE'S GOING TO CRACK HIS SKULL OPEN ON THE COFFEE TABLE, HE'S GOING TO STRANGLE AND ELECTROCUTE HIMSELF WITH A WIRE, HE'S GOING TO KNOCK THE TV OFF ITS STAND AND CRUSH HIS TINY LITTLE BODY, THESE ARE THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN. *deep breath* Anyway, it's possible they might end up staying at my dad's house. Probably shouldn't panic just yet. 0_0

Moving on. I caved a while ago and went on a bit of a shopping spree at Amazon. I am now the proud owner of a copy of The Fall (gorgeous, incredible, heart-breaking little picture), a copy of the Rifftrax Live House on Haunted Hill (one word: llllllllllladies), and a copy of Simon Pegg's biography Nerd Do Well which I just got out of the mailbox today. XDDD *snuggles book closely to her bosom* All the more motivation to get through that dang Made in America, which I'm out of renewals for anyway. I'm honestly going to start reading it on my break, even if it is a bitch to carry around.

Speaking of doing interesting things at work, an idea occurred to me today which helped keep me entertained through some mind-numbing stuff. What if someone did a version of King Lear in Las Vegas? Like, Lear as the owner of three extremely successful hotel-casinos who's looking to retire and pass them off to his daughters. The Fool could be the pathetic house opening act in a wretched tuxedo, and him and Lear and Edgar could end up out in the desert with that enormous sky you think you could fall into, and those crazy rock formations and cacti and eventually a storm that's all mud and huge crackling bolts of lightning. I don't know if I'd keep the language or go full adaptation, though. I'm not quite familiar enough with the play to know how well it would work. I guess all the casting questions on the latest meme-wagon have my mind in that mode, so of course I couldn't resist when I got this idea...

Fortune, good-night: smile once more; turn thy wheel! )
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So, I'm currently inching through Made in America: an Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson. I'm learning lots of interesting stuff. Like, you know the phrase "stiff upper lip?" Of course you do. Guess what- Americanism, coined in 1815. Earlier I read Bryson's Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way where I learned why the word "colonel" is the way it is (we use the French-ish spelling, but the Italian-ish pronunciation- neato!). I really do love English linguistics. Every word is... well, kind of like a person, with a whole geneology of other words that it came from, and words it's related to. The English language is very much like the American people... if you want to get super sappy about it. *winces*

Anyway, that's not even what I wanted to talk about! See, I'm inching through Made in America because it is a huge thick hardback. And since I really don't like carrying those around wherever I go, instead I've been carrying around the nice portable paperback Discworld book The Last Continent. And today the IT guy installed something on my computer he then had to spend over an hour trying to uninstall, so I had time to dip into it, and I came across this:

[T]here's something comforting in knowing that some of the best brains in the University... were spending all night in the High Energy Magic Building, trying to teach Hex to sing "Lydia the Tattooed Lady," exulting at getting a machine to do after six hours' work something that any human off the street would do for tuppence...

Hmm, I knew a tattooed lady named Lydia... Heroes, did you.. did you make a very obscure Discworld reference that last season? If so, I would feel the tiniest bit better about that whole hot mess.

So, something to ponder. I'm off to watch Breakfast on Pluto.
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From [livejournal.com profile] memeseveriwhere:

List your top ten (10) favorite characters from a single anime fandom (whoops, didn't read that quite closely enough), and answer the following questions.

(You know what? I'm gonna go with multiple fandoms. It's more fun that way.)
1 - The Middleman
2 - Mal Reynolds
3 - Elizabeth Burke
4 - Claude Rains
5 - Veronica Palmer
6 - Granny Weatherwax
7 - Michael Weston
8 - Olivia Dunham
9 - Amy Pond
10 - Sherlock Holmes

Some weird stuff under this cut, my friends. )
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It's been ages since I did one of these... From [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

Name your 5 favorite fictional marriages.

I tried to go for couples that were together before and during their respective canons. )

It was way easier to come up with my second list: my favorite heterosexual life partners. )

So begins the cooking/writing weekend. With me doing a [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 meme, instead of writing a fic or cooking dinner. Oops. Anyway, I've got another thing I'm looking forward to in the next couple days besides stew and cookies and hopefully some fics- USA is airing its feature-length film all about the backstory of Sam Axe from Burn Notice on Sunday! Bruce Campbell is starring in his own made-for-TV movie, and not one of those stinky scifi affairs I'm sure he's done a few of! I'm so happy for him. *tear*
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Man, there is some kind of freaky snow/rain/ice thing going on outside right now and I am not happy about it. Stop. Seriously, stop it this instant.

Moving on, birthday season's gone all right. All told I've had three parties with three songs and three cakes (well, two strawberry shortcakes and a French silk pie). That's one party at the office, one at my dad's house, and one at my uncle's house (that last to celebrate my birthday, my grandfather's birthday, and my sister's birthday). My best present has been the big KitchenAid mixer my mom and stepdad got me. I've been wanting to make my chocolate-chip cookies (it's kind of how I christen new kitchens), but really lacked the equipment. Now I've got this magnificent bastard- the box says it's got "unique planetary mixing action." I have no idea what that means but it sounds awesome.

Otherwise, I've gotten some fun stuff for myself:
1. Rare Bird Alert by Steve Martin (yeah, that Steve Martin) & the Steep Canyon Rangers. Really cool bluegrass album with fabulous violins, banjoes (banjos?), bass, and harmonies. Here, have Women Like to Slow Dance, it's fun on a bun.
2. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell. I've wanted to check out one of her books for a while now, seems like she has that same wry voice and taste for the absurd that Mary Roach has which I love and really demand from my nonfiction books.
3. MST3K Volume XX. The special twentieth anniversary collection- Amazon's got it nicely discounted, so I figured what the heck. It should arrive in a couple of days. :D

I'm really dying to go see Paul sometime this weekend, however my mom, sister, and baby nephew will be dropping in on Saturday and staying until my sister and nephew's flight on Sunday. Yeah, ten-month-old baby crawling around my apartment for at least a twenty-four hour period. That's gonna go great.

And now, I can either watch The Daily Show, The Rachel Maddow Show, and/or Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] zombres, I think this link'll work!), or I can write. Place your bets now.
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So last week I started a re-watch of Doctor Who's season five via Netflix, but that kind of got backburnered because on Sunday something inside told me it was time to watch 30 Rock. All of it, or at least all the seasons available on Instant Watch. So I'm in the fourth season now, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Wesley Snipes. Don't tell me what episode he starts in- I want to be surprised.

But anyway it's been nice to finally find out where quotes I've seen on [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket's icons in various places come from. Stuff like "Live every week like it's Shark Week," and "Past Pete is here to kill Future Pete!" My subject line is a quote that stands out to me as Liz at her most adorable. Oh Liz. I'm afraid I just don't 'ship her with Jack, which is most likely unfortunate from a social standpoint in the fandom. I mean, canon seems pretty definite- every time the idea of them getting together comes up both of their reactions are complete "DNW." I suppose if you want to you can see that as a "the lady doth protest too much" situation, but ultimately I prefer them as friends. Because they are so adorable that way, at least when they're getting along- Jack softens up a bit and Liz becomes almost childlike at times, IMO.

So, yeah, that's kind of been my life for this first week of 2011- coming home from work and watching as many episodes of 30 Rock as I can before bed. It's pretty awesome.

One downside, though. I'm currently reading Small Gods, and Brutha keeps turning into Kenneth in my head. Not that it isn't a good fit, but I already had Russell Tovey all picked out, so shoo, Jack McBrayer, shoo!

P.S. I did manage to tear myself away last night for long enough to watch Top Gear. Totally loved Rutledge commiting acts of spoilers. )
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Well, [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket, I'm afraid I'm going to have to cheat on my unwritten advent calendar rules and start your offering today. I just wasn't expecting to come up with such an awesome and undoubtedly multi-chapter idea, and it was really kind of nuts to think I could write it all during the run-up to Christmas. But! In any case, the research is done, at least, notes written, Ghosts decided. It's gonna be great.

Anyway, I finally got my books on the shelf, so how about some new apartment pics?

Please ignore the sun going supernova in a couple of them. It does that sometimes. Also, fair warning, these pictures are huge- be prepared. )

Also, something fun from [livejournal.com profile] fannish5: Name five fictional families that you would like to spend time with.

Only two characters on this list are biologically related. But then, found families are the best. )

So, Christmas. Got a couple more gift cards and a regular card to run out and grab before I head out to my dad's at 3:30 or so- I can probably get them from the grocery store, so I'm not in a big rush. Then tomorrow it's my mom's side of the family in the evening. Here's hoping that bad weather doesn't make things too difficult.
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Wow, I managed not to do a meme for over a month! Not that I was really trying not to- quite the opposite, actually, but still! Sometimes I get annoyed with myself, like I don't have anything to talk about, all I want to do is play silly lj games. But can I help it when they're so fun and interesting so often? No.

Anyway! From, most recently, [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket:

1.) Comment to this and I will give you 3 fictional characters.
2.) Decide of the 3 whom you would marry, do, and dump cliff.
3.) Post this meme to your journal with your answers.


Two for the price of one! I did this whole meme once a while ago, but it accidentally got deleted, so I half-way did it again later, but, well, it's really one of those memes that demand... I dunno, immediacy. It gets stale if you leave it alone and then you have to start all over. Anyway, for the third and final time, here's this, stolen aaages ago from [livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader:

1. Write down 20 of your favorite OTPs
2. Put your media player on shuffle. The number of the song corresponds to the number of the OTPs.
3. Quote a part of the song that you think has any similarity with the story of the couple.
4. Comment.

Some of them were so far off I had to try again. Some were so spot-on it was scary. )
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Hee, isn't it great when you stumble across something really funny that you had forgotten about? That way you get the baseline pleasure of the funny thing itself, plus the reflected pleasure of memory. What I'm saying is I'm glad I picked up Unseen Academicals from the library for a re-read. I'm on a bit of a Discworld binge, actually- started with I Shall Wear Midnight (finished it with a great big smile on my face, hard to argue with that), now Unseen Academicals, and I think I might go for Small Gods next, I've been meaning to re-read that for ages. I'd like to read some of the earlier wizard books as well, like Equal Rites and Sourcery.

Anyway, I'm heading off work early today to try to cram in getting my car serviced and then going to a Rifftrax live event (House on Haunted Hill) that I had no idea was coming on tonight until I discovered it on Facebook today (during the, oh, monthly visit I make there). I swear, so much of my life is happy coincidence I'm practically a Bronte/Gaskell heroine. I should go find a strange city and/or wild moor to wander on until I pass out, that way I could find my long-lost relatives and/or one true love, or possibly a large fortune I just so happen to be the sole heir to. And since I'm headed to Denver next week for a small vacation with friends, the strange city/rugged environment need will be met! See?

So, yeah, that's the news with me. Otherwise, cannot wait for an awesome Halloween weekend with [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket and [livejournal.com profile] englishmuffin2! XD
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Well, I wouldn't declare it an out-right and total success, but, once again, they're edible, even tasty, and I've yet to double over in digestive agony from the one I ate.

What I Learned From All This + pictures )

P.S. An update on the surprise cat from last week. )
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Arrrgh this is starting to piss me off. Anybody remember a little bit ago me complaining about my stupid iPhone reading each file in my fanmix folders as a separate album, so I can't listen to, say, all of Modern Day Wooster or Lovenado, just one song at a time? I figured this was because the files were spread out into folders based on band/musician, so I went through and made folders for each album, got them all organized where they belong, and STILL on my phone's library there's a long line of albums with the same name and cover art and ONE track each. Except for My Love is Like a Spaceship actually, it worked for that more or less, but that's really more frustrating than encouraging because there's nothing at all different about that one than the others and GAH. My last idea is to make separate playlists out of all of them, but I really don't want to do that. Maybe I could make one big playlist of fanmixes, but then I'd never be able to shuffle just one album, should I wish to.

Anyway, I had more to talk about than just bemoaning my continuing disappointment in technology. While I was doing the thirty-day meme, I collected more memes! Oh yes! I'm still sitting on a couple big ones, but today's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 caught my eye this morning:

Which 5 persons from any fandom would you place on a lonely island to get the most interesting reaction?

I decided my island would be populated by the most Machiavellian, corkscrew-brained, devious, manipulative, calculating, self-serving characters I could find- and a wild card. Slight spoilers for Dollhouse. )

I'm really getting into the Halloween spirit now. Quite unconsciously, after I finished re-reading Soon I Will Be Invincible, I started re-reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. While I don't really like the implication that cadaver research should be linked with Halloween and all that, I'll admit it's hard not to at least a little, especially considering I've got I Sell the Dead coming in from Netflix tomorrow. After that it's Trick 'r Treat (highly recommended by the Adams of A Damn Movie Podcast), Day of the Dead, Rosemary's Baby, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, and Dog Soldiers. That last one, if you haven't seen it, definitely do- it's awesome, British, and does a very cool thing with the "trapped in a house surrounded by [supernatural being(s)]" trope more often seen in zombie movies.

Also, in actual physical activity, tomorrow I'm going to attempt the blood clot and brain cupcakes I came across- was it last year? [livejournal.com profile] zombres, did you link to that? Anyway, I was going to try it this afternoon, but I was tired from work (another day at the equipment yard- wheee I need to take a shower), and had to run out twice for the ingredients, and by the time I was ready to get started, I was also really hungry and just not into it enough. So, tomorrow morning it shall be! I'm kind of nervous about it- I've never even made cupcakes before, let alone ones with strawberry filling and buttercream icing. Anyway, this will be mostly a trial run- the recipe only makes eight cupcakes, so if they suck, at least I won't feel too bad throwing them away. And if they rock, hopefully they won't take too long to make, so I can whip some more up for other things. Like certain rallies, or carousing-type events. (@#!$%#@$^, I just realized I forgot to get the little tube thing to squeeze out the icing! *groans* Well, I've already done one Walk of Shame [or at least Overeager Baker Who Doesn't Check Her Supplies List to Make Sure She Has Everything Even After the Scare with the Little Paper Cupcake Holders] to the grocery store, I can do another tomorrow. They better friggin' have it, though.)

Also also, on Sunday [livejournal.com profile] fadeintodawn and I will bundle up for an outdoor version of Titus Andronicus. The local Shakespeare company does their shows in the ruins of an old girls school up in the hills of the historical part of town that have been semi-restored. For this one scenes will take place all over the ruins, not just on the stage that's set up in one area. So, that'll be neat. I've never seen the entire play, just clips of the Julie Taymor film version. Actually, I always think it's a good idea to read the summary of a Shakespeare play before going to see it just so even if the dialogue loses you you still know what's going on, so I read the one for Titus and oh my god! Jeepers, Shakespeare! If you think Hamlet/Othello/Macbeth/King Lear are bloodbaths, you have clearly not taken a glimpse of Titus Andronicus. All those other plays are goddamn dainty compared to it! I'm honestly a little nervous in a way. I mean, I don't know how far they're going to take it. Some of the stuff that happens in Titus is.. not easy to watch for anyone. I can handle gore pretty well, at least with a TV screen between me and it, but that screen won't be there this time. And there's more than gore. Oh well, you know, I know they set the audience age limit at fifteen (as in, fifteen and up), so, I kind of think that indicates they won't be taking it really far.
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Splurged a bit at Barnes & Noble today when I had some time to kill between my physical and lunch (I decided to celebrate my clean bill of health with some McDonalds- it was either that or Chinese). I snagged the last of Terry Pratchett's I Shall Wear Midnight on the shelf, and also picked up Stiff, the last Mary Roach book I didn't already own. Also also, it caught my eye and I couldn't resist )

You know what I learned in my physical? Drinking soda decreases bone density, at least for women of my background. That's great. Now every time I take a sip of Coke or whatever I can think about my bones melting.

the questions )

Day 26 - A song that turns you on )


Sep. 1st, 2010 09:39 pm
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*sigh* So an average/good day has taken a turn for the crappy. I was trying to defrost some chicken for dinner and managed to burn my righthand ring and middle finger. I'm plucking this out with my left hand while the other holds on to a towel with ice. It's kind of amazing how much the cold helps. It's seriously like "*take the cold away, wait two seconds* !@#@$##$@!@Oooowwww! *put the cold back on* Ahhh..." And I'm waiting for some painkillers to kick in. I wonder how it's going to be working tomorrow...

Anywho, I had other stuff to talk about, but now that my words per minute has been so effectively hobbled, let's just focus on what's important, eh?

'Reply and I'll give you four fandoms. You then have to make an entry writing about your favorite character from each fandom, and why.'

[livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader gave me Discworld, Burn Notice, Dollhouse, and Sherlock.

Not easy choices, any of these. Some spoilers )

Heh, I'm worried about work tomorrow- how am I going to sleep with this damn thing? My ice cubes are going away and it still hurts like hell. *sigh* I guess I'll figure something out.
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(Ooh, the sky's doing that thing you only see in summer when everything gets tinged a really cool shade of pink/yellow/green. I love that.)

So, had a meeting with one of those temp agency guys today. We'll see if anything comes of that. I think it might, since I have a somewhat decent amount of experience now. The guy seemed fairly enthusiastic. Tomorrow I will definitely start looking at GRE study materials. I've been horrifically lazy to let it go this long. I will also go to the grocery store and buy actual ingredients for things. What things, I'm not sure, but I will.

Some feral anti-virus program has latched onto my computer. It keeps popping up with "ZOMFG YOU'VE BEEN INFECTED REGISTER NOW" messages that I'm really hoping will stop if I click "GO AWAY, FFS" enough. For now I've just got my Task Manager up to zap the messages that way.

I don't normally stay up for it- so much easier to dash over to the website to see the latest episode- but I do want to see if The Daily Show has anything cool to say about the awesome news on Prop 8.

Hm, I wanted to have more fun things to talk about, but.. yeah. Oh hey, Rifftrax is doing another live show on the nineteenth! Reefer Madness, the colorized version. So, yeah, that'll be cool. Also, completely at random today while I was working on cover art for a song mix I'm putting together, I found "Shalala" by Martin McFaul. It's a pretty darn cool song you can go here to download. If his whole album is like that, I might not be able to resist buying it.

*sigh* I shouldn't, since it will probably interfere with those grandiose GRE and grocery plans I have for tomorrow, but my fic-writing brain feels like it's been stagnating since finishing the bigboom fic, so...

Give me a prompt for a five-sentence fic.

Thanks kindly! Now I gotta run and see if the TV's free for Burn Notice.

ETA: Name your five favorite evil characters. Heh, I see what you did there, fannish5. No spoilers. )


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