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My camera is arriving tomorrow. Needless to say, my life is kind of like this right now.

I already spend too much time taking my beautiful, beautiful lens out and petting it.
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[livejournal.com profile] cheecheechee might be the most awesome person ever. Seriously. Tess, how I adore you!

I've borrowed a bunch of books and other assorted media from her and since our lovely tea party I have consumed a surprising number of them. Gregory Macguire's Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, which was a bit of alright- fun and intriguing, but by no means mindblowing. Fables and Recollections and Brief Lives  from the Sandman series which were of course <333, though not the best in the series. And I just watched History Boys, which was ridiculously awesome.

Seriously. English schoolboys! Antics in the classroom! Sexy, young, morally ambiguous teachers! Poetry and literature! Inappropriate student-teacher relationships! YAY! My mother was rather scandalized by it and wrinkled her noise and said "These Brits... they have so many... homosexuals." I just laughed at her because of course schoolboy crushes are far more exciting than rampant homosexuality. Um, I have screencaps! If there is interest I will post them. :)
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If anybody finds pictures of this, tell me or suffer a painful death. From Neil Gaiman's blog:
Finally the mad gleam in Jonathan's eye focussed on me, and he announced that we would now celebrate the Eisners and comics... by re-enacting Madonna and Britney Spears' famous kiss at the MTV music awards...

So yesterday night, on that stage, in front of thousands of comics fans and professionals, I got an Eisner, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian award and was snogged by Jonathan Ross.

Maddy thought it was funny. She said I turned lots of interesting colours.
SQUEE. Possibly I will look for pictures after lunch.

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*love*

Jun. 30th, 2007 09:46 am
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I know, I know, enough with these cats already. But! [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes love! And! Self depracating humor!
Check out this lovely comic.
To quote from my favorite bit:
Bob: Hi, I'm Dr. Bob Buxtehude, CFO of I Technologies, Inc. You may know me as TV's 'Serious cat.' I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about the exciting work we do here at I. As we like to say, 'I' are 'Serious Cat', but there's so much more to our operation.

[some dialogue about ninja kittens]

Bob: I'm just going to have a  chat with Esther, our chief scientist. So Esther, tell us what you do.

Esther: Well Bob, it's difficult to explain my research in layman's terms, but essentially what I'm working on at the moment is all about the science of containment. As a subject relevant to recent breakthroughs in fusion technology, I feel that the device I  have to show you today could make a real difference in solving the oft-predicted energy crisis. In short... I has a bucket. It contains photonic technology.
<333
Also, browsing around... more awesome from [livejournal.com profile] gnimmel : The internet is for meta-analysis.

GENIUS

Mar. 5th, 2007 05:45 pm
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So I thought of this as I was bored yesterday night/today morning, having finished reading Dream Country, which is ok but has one really good story (Calliope). Which is creepy and wrong in all the right ways. So, flist, you should do this too, and ask me to upload if you want the songs:

Top Five fucking creepy Songs, in no particular order:
  • Vendetta Red cried Rape on their Date with Destiny- Vendetta Red
  • Tim introduced me to Vendetta Red, for which I am eternally grateful. They're supposed to be screamo or scream punk (yes, laugh at my wit, please) or some such business. But they're awesome good fun. The best lyrics in this song are "Oh Holy Grace, they made love to your face with a boxcutter," which is just the most brilliant description of torture ever.

  • Pictures- Timo Maas featuring Brian Molko
  • Ah, this song makes me happy, because the thought of Brian Molko as some creepy stalker is fun. And porn! "I won't hurt you,/unless you ask me to/hurt you/boy/and take off your clothes." And then he gets all The Picture of Dorian Gray and says "I wanna take pictures of you/boy/You won't age a day/in freeze frame."

  • John Wayne Gacy, Jr.- Sufjan Stevens
  • Hey, for some variety have Sufjan Stevens! Oh songs about serial killers, beautiful and heartbreaking. It's one of my brother's favorite songs, and it just... makes you shiver. In a good way. With my flist being the mad indie rockers you are, I'm sure all of you already know this song and love it, but still:"And on his best behavior/In a dark room on the bed he kissed them all/He'd kill ten thousand people/With a sleight of his hand"

  • A Letter to Dominique- Louis XIV
  • Heh, it's obnoxious and creepy. Actually it seems to be about a suicide, but eeeh. Who doesn't love fake British cock rock?
    Um. Lyrics, now. "Dear Dominique I wrote to tell you you’re delightful/Still I know you want to strangle on a mouth full/Of gasoline or to be tied up and stoned."

  • A Cautionary Song- The Decemberists
  • Hurrah Decemberists! And prostitution! And what your mother does when you're asleep! Really, go read all the lyrics.
    But for you, I shall quote the a creepy bit:"With dirty hands and trousers torn/They grapple 'til she's safe within their keeping/A gag is placed between her lips/To keep her sorry tongue from any speaking, or screaming." That's the cool thing about The Decemberists: consistently brilliant lyrics, even if the song itself is just ok.
How depressing is it that Marilyn Manson didn't even make it onto the list once? That man is all talk and false advertisement, I swear, his songs are all actually about how superficial society is and pop culture revolutions or the commercialization of religion and the conservative backlash against abortion. At best, he radiates darkness and generalized hatred. (But I love him for his sexy voice)
Which makes me think that no self respecting serial killer would be inspired by Manson. Or Rammstein. They haven't got that sophisticated cruelty you need to be a truly successful serial killer.
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So, I've been reading a bunch of books, but failing to finish them.
I don't know what's wrong with me, I've never had this problem before.
But anyway, currently I am somewhere in the middle of:
Everything is Illuminated  bv Jonathan Safran Foer
I'm not sure why I can't finish it, other than the fact that it is a rather taxing read. I mean, it's wonderful, and objectively I can appreciate why people go into spasms of delight over it and want to write their EE's on it and fall in love with Brod's many sadnesses... but I can't read very much of it at a time. And it's the kind of book where you only need to read about half of it to get the general gist. A journey not destination kind of novel, though of course I may be missing some wonderful epiphany at the ending.
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
It's the second book in the series, and I quite enjoyed the first one, more than I usually actively enjoy fantasy. But when you're reading an epic story and every chapter changes point of view, pretty soon you get really pissed because there are too many characters and a chapter with your favorite character isn't coming for another 100 pages. And ugh. I can't really bring myself to finish it right now.
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Ok, I really have no idea why I can't finish this. It is a brilliant book. Wonderful. Beautiful. Talented, epic, interesting and wacky. [livejournal.com profile] cheecheechee lent it to me, so thank you Tess dearest. I think it's just a little overwhelming. I'll get back to it in a few days or something.
Unfortunately, it's the kind of book that is so brilliantly written that it totally puts you off writing anything, because no matter how hard you try you will never, ever be anything close to that good.

I did read Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, though, which is a totally awesome part of the whole Sandman series. It's a series of stories about each of the Endless (Death, Desire, Dream, Destruction, Delirium, Destiny, Despair) done by a series of artists. And wow. The one about Desire is awesome in a rather evil way (I love Desire. He/she is the cooles), the one about Dream made me want to kill that h00r, and Death, of course, was as sexy as ever.
Also, after I talked to Crystal about my reading issues, I decided to fuck it and reread Good Omens. Which, mind you, I had no problems finishing, because it is possibly the best book ever. Seriously.
Also, having read it already, it was easier to make sense of what was going on, and also notice the alarming frequency with which people thought Aziraphale was gay.
Seriously. He's giving me a reason to finally use the phrase "non-practicing homosexual,"* because if it is possible to be flamingly gay and asexual at the same time, Aziraphale is doing just that.
And of course, I squeed excessively about his banter with Crowley and their lunches! At the Ritz! And the DUCKS!
*squees some more*
Ok, good note to end this entry on.
Go read Good Omens if you haven't already. If you have, reread it. :)
*The phrase, by the way, is courtesy of John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany, which is a sometimes cool and sometimes really annoying book.
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from Crystal:
LESBIANS! WE'RE LESBIANS!

Also, we're moving to Dasma. So like, people who live in Dasma, prepare to hang out with me.
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From [livejournal.com profile] snegurochka_lee we have the ridiculously funny turtle porn. Completely and totally worksafe, incidentally.
Also, from [livejournal.com profile] amaneunsis1, we learn what our good friend Snape has been doing post-HBP. For a moment, imagine Snape as a Dungeon Master... From the comments:
[livejournal.com profile] sinick:
"No, you may not cast Petrificus on the dragon. ...Why? Because someone of your feeble intellect couldn't Petrify a pixie. One more word out of you and I'll hex you mouthless. Roll the blasted dice while you still have hands."
[livejournal.com profile] soawen:
"A freak accident activates a hidden portal, and you are immediately transferred to the terrasques' home dimensi- Mr. Potter, do you presume to tell me you are a specialist in terrasques? No? Then, as I said, you now stand in the terrasques' home dimension. Everyone roll initiative."

Finally, you should all read this fanfic by [livejournal.com profile] zionsstarfish. Slash, but not too obviously so. Too funny for words. READ IT! NOW!
[giggles madly and fangirls]

So Cool.

Nov. 10th, 2005 06:12 pm
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Also, Panic! at the Disco is AWESOME. Sublimely, incredibly awesome. I've been listening to them all day and I really want to go dance/jump up and down/make mad love to them.
Check out There's A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey. You Just Haven't Thought Of It Yet

Neverwhere

Sep. 19th, 2005 04:44 pm
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Neverwhere Icons!
This is why I want a paid account. This.
Funny HP Comic. Adult, but not in the way you'd think. :D Kudos to Fahad for finding it.
*edit* Er, that's Ginny, not Ron. Funnier if its Ron, but still very funny.
And ten points to anyone who notices what's wrong with the BT Online website. Hint- Highlight it. Bonus points to those who recognize my evil influence, and Caroline's([livejournal.com profile] thesexthatshops) evil influence by proxy.

Slash!

Aug. 24th, 2005 05:47 pm
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Some incredibly funny links to slash related stuff.

Do you want to be amused? )

Misfile

Apr. 26th, 2005 12:28 am
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Quickly: this is such a cute webcomic! Not very professional, and a bit silly, but oh so cute. And funny!
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*other than the obvious transcript-related reasons
I would make a valuable addition to the BT Editorial Board because I am  hardworking, dependable, and a good writer.  I enjoy editing people's writing and finding writers for numerous issues. I also write pomous and obnoxious application letters, and have an insider's deal with the aspiring comic artist. When all these factors are accounted for, the obvious conclusion emerges that I am the ideal candidate for an editor of a school newsletter.

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