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Class in two days! Ah!
Um, the SuperBowl! They are watching it! Only, Kathy is asleep, Jose is fixing his bike and I'm eating grapes. Grapes, I tell you, they are the very grapes of WRATH.
Oh, I read Equus,by Peter Shaffer, which is rather amusing. I think it's meant to be watched- it would probably be pretty powerful. However, Harry Potter is in it and also, he will be naked.
Um, also read Freakonomics, which is awesome, and on Goldstein's recommendation am following it up with The Armchair Economist, which is also interesting though slightly more technical.
Oh, and I read You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett, which was a very good albeit ridiculously depressing set of short stories on the recommendation of [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone. Leaves you feeling kind of empty afterwards, but totally worth it.
And since I seem to be doing a general A&E review, I have watched The Departed (most aptly titled movie EVER) and The Queen, both of which I enjoyed quite a lot. I also watched Little Miss Sunshine, which I didn't like because it was like this huge indie movie gimmick written specifically for its target audience. But lots of people like it, so I suppose you have to judge for yourself.
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Er, sorry to spam you and whatnot, but I would just like to point out to the world that almost all the works of Samuel Beckett are available online here, including Godot Act I and Act II. :)
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From truly awesome Jeff ([livejournal.com profile] qmoog ), I have the following link:
Naked stage role for Potter star Daniel Radcliffe
Radcliffe has starred in four Potter films and is now making a fifth. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is to appear on the London stage next year, playing a stable boy who has an erotic relationship with his horses. Richard Griffiths will co-star in the revival of Peter Shaffer's 1973 play Equus, to open in the capital in March.
Fans of Lionel Shriver and the Amazing Kevin will remember that Kevin's drama teacher taught them Equus before her downfall at the hands of the one Kevin Katchadourian.
Ok, BRING ON THE FILTHY SLASH!
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So, this is that interview meme thing. And [livejournal.com profile] lunaedraconis is interviewing me. If you want, you can ask to be interviewed in the comments! And I will ask you five personal/ridiculous/serious questions and you will have to answer them in your journal. Hurray.

1) What will you major in at MIT? Was it possible that I met you at CPW/were you there?
(Aero/Astro || Mech) && Lit )

2) What happened to make you not buy into the whole Muslim thing?
A somewhat long story. )

3) Where, exactly, do you live? I know it's Indonesia/Malaysia/Singaporeish in that area of the world, but I'm not quite sure!
The text behind this is shorter than the cut. )

4) What's your favourite author and book, besides Neil Gaiman and Good Omens (I'm excepting those because you iconed the best lines in it)?
H2 students- make a wild guess )

5) What do you want to tell me, personally, that you think I ought to know about you?
I still think Hitler was stupid, though. )

Edit: Ok, these will take me a while to get through, so no more requests! :)
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Ok, this is a list of all the books I have pretty much loved unconditionally. Why, you ask? No good reason, really, other than the fact that I am reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and loving it so much that I think I should share all the books I love with the world. But I can't remember some of them, which is angering me. And that probably says something very bad about my reading habits.

Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash- Neal Stephenson
Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow- Orson Scott Card
Changing Planes- Ursula K. Le Guinn
The Cunning Man- Robertson Davies
The Collected Stories- A.C. Clarke
The Complete Robot- Isaac Asimov
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius- Dave Eggers
Closing Time- Joseph Heller
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell- Susanna Clarke
Hocus Pocus- Kurt Vonnegut
The Sparrow- Mary Doria Russell
The Color of Magic- Terry Pratchett
The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
Dune and Chapterhouse Dune- Frank Herbert
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (let's make it the "trilogy")- Douglas Adams
Life of Pi- Yann Martell (BEFORE it was a huge bestseller)
The Northern Lights and The Amber Spyglass from His Dark Materials- Philip Pullman
Chocolat- Joanne Harris
The World According to Garp- John Irving (though I felt guilty about reading it at the time)
The Rose and the Beast- Francesca Lea Block
Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead- Tom Stoppard
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- Mark Haddon

So, editing as I go along:
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Waiting for Godot- Samuel Beckett

A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess (I suppose this belongs here, after consideration)
Lolita- Vladimir Nabakov (why did I not include this?)
We Need to Talk about Kevin- Lionel Shriver

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