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I went to AWA and all I got was -- a guy falling madly in love with me over the course of two days? AND a picture (lineart) of Snake fighting Cloud that I'm going to scan and share and possibly color in with rainbows and stars. :3 It'll be good.

I went to Dragon*Con and all I picked up was a whole bunch of recommendations which I would be happy to share!

Beneath this cut lies filk and Scifi YA lit recs, specifically concerning fairy tales and alternate sexuality.Collapse )
My poor car. It has moved at this point from 'depressed' to 'suicidal,' which, in exciting news for me, means the drivers door won't close any more!

Yaaaay. I can lose another hour of sleep trying to coordinate how to get my sister, my three carpool buddies and my mom in three different places at the exact same time in a single car.


Edit: Dad fixed it, with the handy application of a good wrench, so I withdraw the problem. I do not, however, deny that my car is suicidal.

I think I'm going to go crank up FFVII and write my personal beliefs essay on the importance of video game violence.

But hey. Dragon*Con this weekend. Should be pretty damn epic.

In Which Ellen is Gay for Valve

English Lit is requiring of its students a daily journal, complete with generic standardized-testing writing prompts. However, generic open-ended prompts are good for a few things. They mean that when I get asked to describe what a hero is, I get to wax eloquent for a page and a half about Valve. Though I was very, very tempted to just transcribe MGS4's opening with The End Of The Age of Heroes, because War Has Changed.

And something halfway related that happened when Lucy and I were not under the influence of any form of mind-altering substances:


me: I half-bet that one of the helicopters in MGS4 is from Valve.
Lucy: OH GOD
Lucy: VALVE BOUGHT HIM A KASATKA
Lucy: [Dear Dr. Emmerich,
I like you a whole lot and think you're swell. Please take this as a token of our love. There's more where that came from. <3
Love, Valve]
me: [PS: We have cake]
Lucy: Hal: Ooooh, cake!
Dave: It's a lie. Stop it.

One of those days that feel like days

"The only thing that could make Jenny more perfect would be if, after sex, she turned into a pepperoni pizza." -Marc Acito, "How I Paid for College", $4

"The little there is belongs to people who have experienced sorrow." -Tennessee Williams, "A Streetcar Named Desire", $3

"'I guess sometimes people do get the death they deserve,' said Mist, grunting as she used the can of peaches to bash in Radgrid's skull." - Greg Van Eekhout, "Norse Code", thankfully I didn't actually buy this one.

Given half a chance, I would gratefully spend all of the money I have at used book stores. There is something about the smell of old books, and their relative unprepossessing states. How they are fairly inexpensiveness, and how used book stores are almost always small, cozy deals with not a lot of people, coupled with a no-guilt policy over flipping through books, because they've all been flipped through already, several times. And you don't have to date used books-- they've already been used, so you can take them home and eat dinner with them and take them in the bath without any guilty feelings that you should wait a few read-throughs before getting chocolate stains and pencil marks over your favorite scenes.

This is inspired because I have been tempted repeatedly over the past few days by words like 'mocha' and 'warm comfortable atmosphere' and 'cafe.' I threatened to go find a nice little bakery nearby and brag about it, which I didn't find, but I did find a cafe/used book store where I would rather love to spend most of my time. And anyway, there was chai in mismatched cups, and real glass ice cream bowls.

Also saw Harry Potter with my friend in theater, which was very very awesome and also very sad-making. Dumbledore! I could wax nostalgic about how Harry Potter (both movies and books) have made up a great deal of tradition and childhood and friendships, but I'll save it for the last movie, when I'll have actual cause to mourn.

Also also had the exciting opportunity to be pulled over by the police while driving my friend home at about 9 pm, which is relevant only in that it was very dark, and the nice policeman informed me that none of my back lights were working. Luckily(? I'm told it was lucky) I wasn't ticketed, but I'm also not allowed to drive at night until that gets fixed. The whole debacle was a hell of a lot scarier when I thought it meant I didn't have break lights or turn signals.

NOT LONG 'TILL THE CLICHEFIC CHALLENGE IS OVER, OH MAN. CAN'T WAIT.
Okay, so. I bought my PS2 used over ebay years ago, which was great and magical and wonderful, except for the slight problem that I wasn't able to play DVDs on it, because I didn't know the password to get around parental controls. I tried PotC, I tried more family friendly Disney, and always "Please Imput The Password."

Then my friend let me borrow "Reservoir Dogs" by Quentin Tarantino, because she couldn't find "Kill Bill" for me. On a whim, I stuck it in my PS2, because I was pretty sure that there had to be some workaround the password.

Instead, it takes this movie, God, it has to be rated R, and cheerfully takes me up to the loading screen.

Um. What? The hell kinda parental controls are these? Only watch excessive violence?
Oh dear gods I have fucked up my sleeping schedule royally, haven't I?

(nooo, 5 am, I do not love youuu)

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ICON APPROPRIATE

Saw Kill Bill for the first time.

Holy crap

who would like to watch it again with me? Forever? On a sexy, bloody loop?

Not in any particular order, mind you

THINGS OF INTEREST:

-FUCK YES THIS FANDOM mgs_clichefic
MORE THAN AN EXCUSE TO CLEAR OUT ALL FOUR HUNDRED DOCUMENTS lucia_tanaka AND I HAVE!

-HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

-FUCK YEAH, AX!

-FUCK YEAH, SPENDING THE NIGHT IN AIRPORT FOOD COURTS!

oh wait...

And once more:
-FUCK YEAH PORTLAND! (and all who inhabit it.)

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And you realize that hey, I had a great time by myself!Collapse )

This entire entry could be cut to say: Tea + new books + "The Hazards of Love" or other appropriate background music = my dream date

So how unsocial am I? :D Shame normal boys don't enjoy laying around quoting Prufrock at you.

Teal Deer Season

In Which All of the Freaking Out I am <i>Not</i> Doing is Scarily ApparentCollapse )

Does anyone know anything about declaring financial independence? Because essentially, I will be, and getting the benefits from that couldn't be a bad thing.

Because I'd be really poor then. -.-

On a completely unrelated side note: Playing in fissionmailed is awesome. <3

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