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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Subject:Bang Bang, Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon her head
Time:1:16 pm.
What news? None really. Finally got the chance to play Beatles: Rock Band thanks to Shawn. It is a fine game and I recommend the experience to anyone who enjoys music games, singing, and/or the Beatles. It supports up to three mics and actually displays (and scores) harmony! :D How spiffy is that? Also one can sing "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (and the rest of Abbey Road but I must shamefully admit to not being familiar with any other songs off said incredibly important album) which is just a good time in any case.

Okay, this will be the last of the book reporting. I hope it'll go quickly as it's mostly Discworld books and, when you get down to it, either you like them or you don't. These are mostly too late in the series for me to comfortably recommend them as a starting point (the series doesn't really need to be rigidly read in order, but most later books have certain prerequisites if you want to get the most out of them). If you do enjoy these novels, then there's very specific information you want to have about them, so it shouldn't take too long. If you don't, I don't really know why we're friends. Anyhow.

October 2009 Book Reviews Part 3: Discworld.Collapse )

Okay out of time AGAIN but at least I've got through last month's Discworld novels (I read more this month >_>). Will respond to comments and finish up book list next time! Currently checking out yaoi manga from the library. lol.

Later. "bang bang, Maxwell's silver hammer made sure that she was dead."
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Friday, November 6th, 2009

Subject:And honestly, I'm down like the economy
Time:3:40 pm.
I'm trying to get to public computers of one sort or another at least every 2-3 days now, so eventually I might catch up on things. Who knows. Back to my October reading list! (I know, I know, I go away for a year and when I come back, I decide to write really boring entries. In my defense I am trying to rebuild my old life and it was pretty dull! AND WE LIKED IT THAT WAY okay, well, perhaps we didn't, but we certainly appreciate it now.)

Out of curiousity, is there anything y'all WOULD prefer me to blog about?

October 2009 Book Reviews Part 3: The Reckoning - reviews of The War of the Flowers, The Book of Unholy Mischief, and Fables comics.Collapse )

okay, I STILL don't have time to finish my book list but luckily most of the rest of them are Discworld novels (I'm on a series rereading binge since the new book came out) so I'll just list them later. Oh and the 70s amateur detective novels. Which are very smartly written and the clever writing makes up for the lack of actual detectoring.

Later. "Baby are you down down down down down?"
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Subject:It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
Time:1:28 pm.
Mood:cheerful for me!.
God, is Owl City just fluffy kittens and sugar on disc or what? (Worse than Hellogoodbye!) Meanly, I'm glad I downloaded his music when he had it all posted for free on last.fm last year! Actually, I feel some hipster dual happiness/annoyance that music I like is getting played on the radio. I mean. ANYONE COULD HEAR IT!! What is the world coming to when, you know, plebes can listen to things I like?!? I'M SPECIAL DAMMIT oh wait I'm supposed to be above such feelings. Yeah. I'm happy that he's getting radio play! I'm not at all irritated that I missed the concert and it sold out to a bunch of teenagers anyhow!


I'd like to thank all of you who responded to the last post. I'm trying to get my old life back, dammit, and part of that is you fine internet folk and blogging about my inane hobbies and such, so I'll do what I can to get back to it. Don't have time to respond to comments right now but will do so asap!

In that vein, back to my October 2009 book reviews! (Sorry to those who don't read, or at least don't read the same stuff as me. When I'm done I'll do uhhh short impressions of Silent Hill 4, Jade Empire, and Lux-Pain for those of a gamer bent.)

Short reviews of: Lonely Werewolf Girl & Pretear.Collapse )

Damn! out of time AGAIN jdkfjaklfj. Next time: new Terry Pratchett novel (good), Fables comics (fantastic!), Castle Waiting (okay), Tad Williams novel (long), some amateur detective novels from the 70s (smart!), The Book of Unholy Mischief (informative?) and uhhh yeah. :D

Man, it feels good to talk about crap like this again.

Later. "I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs..."
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Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Subject:Look into my eyes
Time:1:22 pm.
Wow, it's been about a year since I last posted. And without any kind of exaggeration I can assure you it's been the worst year of my life. Maybe someday when it's over I'll write about it. In the meantime, perhaps you can spot some of it in the fic I write, because one of my more annoying traits as a writer is to always be thinking, when something horrible happens to me, "Hey, at least now I can write about this!" (I'm going to write fic again. I really am. Dammit. When I get a new computer, beause someone snapped my laptop in two, double-dammit.)

What happened? Other people are hell, as the saying goes.Collapse )

For the last three weeks I've stayed at a women's shelter (and some of their stories of DV and such are really fairly nightmarish and make me feel even more whiny and useless) and I'm trying to put my life back together, which is slow going. Since my computer is dead and my Nintendo DS got stolen (HATE FOR THE WORLD), I've been reading a lot. I am tired of writing navel-gazing entries which must be boredom squared for any of you still nice enough to be reading my lj, so enjoy these book reviews instead. This was my October reading list. (In truth some of these may be from September but most are from the last 2 weeks, when I got my library card back.)


Okay actually my time at the library's about done so: more tomorrow!!1 Yayyyy

Later. "It's the only way you'll know I'm telling the truth."
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Friday, October 31st, 2008

Subject:One more day to suffer the scene
Time:6:44 pm.
I wanted to do that meme a few weeks ago where you take a photo of yourself, so I borrowed my roommate M's digicam. I was also gonna take pics of M and J and my house and so on to sort of show how I've been living, but everything lately's gotten all crazy and my life's about to change again, so I just got distracted. Also I was gonna try to take the photo on my way out the door someplace so I'd look less crappy than usual (I know that wasn't the idea, but whatevs, I was gonna LIE TO UOU ALL MWAHA!!). However, I wound up taking the "as you are right now" photo anyhow because several days ago, my roommate J rushed into my room all ZOMG THERE IS A RAINBOW IN MY ROOM, GET THE CAMERA, WE NEED TO TAKE PICS OF OURSELVES IN IT, HURRY UP WHILE IT IS STILL HERE so I did!

Thus in the spirit of the meme, enjoy these pics of me with no shower that day, hair is a mess, in my half-pajama around-the-house clothes! :D I also included a pic of J looking weird. (I still plan to take "real" pics of myself and J and M and couch guy a bunch of other people and things around here, but I didn't want to put off posting any longer, since it's already been like 3 weeks again d'oh).

Cut for fairly large pics of Rainbow Ka. Happy Halloween!Collapse )

Okay, that's it for pics right now, moar later when I go crazy with M's digicam. :D It occurs to me that aside from a few random pics jokersama has taken of me at concerts and such over the last few years, I don't really have any pics of myself more recent than my high school senior pic. Ahaha. I'm a bit camerashy and not photogenic so the last 10 years of my life have gone largely undocumented. It's kinda sad. I hope to get my own digicam in the future and rectify the situation.

Links of the Day:
*** 40 Reasons Why You Too Can Hate Rob Liefeld.
*** Have you seen this cat?
*** Lego Indiana Jones Logistical Concerns. lol
*** The Eyeballing Game. I got a 3.3 but in my defense I got really tired of playing in the last round and got a few 7s and 8s. XD
*** Suffer For Free this Halloween! Link posted just in time! Whew.
*** Why you should just drink beer instead of investing.
*** SNL Mocks the VP Debate. A few weeks old, but linked for posterity and for those of you who, like me, haven't watched SNL for the last 10 years and may not be aware that this hilarity exists.
*** Obama Food Stamps. Not only super-racist but also mocking people (of all colors) for being so poor they can't afford food! It's funny because we're better than them. Now that's classy.
*** eHarmony Calls Cosplayers Undatable. I'm of two minds about this; essentially, though, if it's GOOD cosplay and you look hot, why not? I think it's more that "bad pictures make you undatable."
*** 20 Free Songs For Rock Band. Lots of the obscure and indie in there, unsurprisingly. I was most impressed to see Hollywood Undead (take THAT, people who kept erasing their wiki page when I was trying to find info because "it doesn't count as a real band") and Tickle Me Pink (colorado band). And X Japan. Because it's X Japan. (Sadly, the song is some terrible metal nonsense and not "Forever Luv" but hey.)
*** Smashing Pumpkins wank out live in Hollywood. "Corgan punctuated his point with the set closer -- an extended cover of Pink Floyd's 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,' which devolved into the Pumpkins' bald leader pounding on timpani, guitarist Jeff Schroeder on theramin and the rest of the band joining in with a chorus of chirping stuffed bird toys." lol Billy Corgan
*** Furries Ruin Everything. In this episode of FRE, a perfectly good song ("Wildcat") by indie electro band Ratatat is ruined by mediocre lion fursuits (the tiger is better) and 80s-style music video editing (especially near the end).
*** Hot Chicks With Douchebags.com, a site where jealous nerds mock photos of bronzed, muscular guys behaving like asses and hanging out with bitchy-looking women sporting cleavage. I especially like this entry: someone writes in to point out the hypocrisy, saying, "all the women you think are hot are basically the female version of the guys you hate, and don't these shallow but good-looking people deserve one another?" The response is essentially, "Well I just wish society would change so that I could go on being shallow but hot women would want me for my winning personality" which is, I suppose, only human. If douchey.

Later. "I sold out everything but you, you see..."
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Subject:Gravity seems weak until you look down
Time:6:50 pm.
Mood:hungly T_T.
Hay so uh, I guess breaking up entries doesn't necessarily mean I'll blog more! But I'm trying. My temp job ended recently so now I'm just sitting around my house bored and job-hunting (your help appreciated!!) and hopefully I can kick myself back into the blogging habit while I'm at it. Maybe I'll post that entry on best-buds yaoi I've got lying around! Also I've been trying to update my digicomics collection and should really do some recent comic book reviews for y'all. American comics need more fangirl readers.

Speaking of American comics, if you happened to attend Nan Desu Kan a few weeks ago (Denver's local animu convention), I wound up doing a panel with gookachu on the topic of "Manga vs American Comics" which was more or less intended to tell fans of one about the other. She intended it largely to educate parents of manga-readers about what their kids are reading and why; she felt that a lot of older Americans are familiar with, you know, superheroes and Archie and such but don't "get" manga. I thought she had a great goal, but I also wanted to come at it from the other direction: my POV is from fandom, and I am SO SICK of manga fen who won't even give AmeriComi (as the Japanese call them lol) a chance. I've just realized I was about to recap the whole panel and it should be its own lj entry (or at least share an entry with some comics reviews), so look forward to that, I guess.

One thing I did in the last few months which I wanted to write about was see The Faint in concert at the Ogden. The Faint are this sort of darkwave/emo/electro type band that I am quite fond of (as you can see from my listening stats on my last.fm account), and the last time they came to town, I had tickets and then wound up missing the show because there was a blizzard. That was a few years ago and I was always sad about it, so when I found out they were coming here at the end of July I was all excited and was like DAMMIT I AM GOING TO IT THIS TIME.

Blah, blah, blah, I like the Faint, the crowd didn't look nearly as prepared for Halloween this time, I attack-elbowed a pregnant chick, and I got groped anonymously.Collapse )

Sample tracks by The Faint posted JUST FOR YOU!!!Collapse )

Next music entry will be punk, because roommate J and I got drunk the other night and went to the MxPx & Lagwagon show (we got in free because he works security at the venue). I jumped around a lot and J got security to let him on stage to rub the singer's head during the Lagwagon encore (the guy was cool, just kept right on singing) and J's friend M got his front tooth punched out in the mosh (but he luckily kept it in his mouth so he just kept moshing), and we walked home because we were too drunk to ride our bikes and met these very nice tattooed & pierced gay dudes who sadly did not like The Dark Knight. Anyhow I hadn't seen MxPx in concert since about 1996 so I am feeling very nostalgic and affectionate towards punk right now. XD

Need more live music experiences? Well, if you're local, here's my list of Shows Of Interest for the next few months; feel free to join me at them. I probably won't go to most of them since my degree of apathy towards attending stuff by myself is high, but I haven't listed anything I wouldn't go see with someone else, and I will defintely go to at least a few of them.

Upcoming Local Shows of Interest (of note: the Notwist, Girl Talk, Electric 6, MSTRKRFT)Collapse )

London fashion designer Giles Deacon's new Pac-Man inspired show. lol.
*** File under "shirts I want."
*** Jack Thompson is So Disbarred that he can't enter a food court. In case you don't know who Jack Thompson is, he was that lawyer who filed numerous cases against video games, faggotry, and other things he didn't approve of. (We agree at this point that he is not just bigoted, but actually has a mental condition, which is kind of sad. But this list of jokes is still hilarious.)
*** National Geographic Best Science Photos of 2008. Science as art. Very beautiful. But why did the Little Shop of Horrors Squid not win???
*** PSYCHIC CHICKEN SOUP AND MEATLOAF RECIPES! Two more recipes to come before the world ends!! I'm totally making meatloaf tonight I think. XD Looks delish. :9
*** You Make Me Touch Your Hands For Stupid Reasons. I lol'd. (I'm sure I'm behind the wave here BUT SO WHAT >:O)
*** John McCain disses David Letterman by ditching his interview to FIX TEH ECONOMY hang out with Katie Couric. LOLOLLOL. Letterman's reaction is fun too. Highlight near the end when he finds out that he didn't just get ditched, but that McCain's still giving an interview -- to Katie Couric. XD

I had more but that's enough for now, eh? I fully intend to post again like... tomorrow or something. Let's all cross our fingers for that! I want to do that "take a picture of yourself" meme. XD While I'm at it I should photo my house and my roommates so y'all can see how I'm living right now. XD

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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Subject:What's at the end of Satan's rainbow?
Time:6:29 am.
Hi-ho! I, er, yeah. The wagon. I fell off it. Oh wellz. Here I am once more!!! I come to you bearing a music blog despite having tons of other things I could talk about. >_> I've been planning to post an entry for ages, but I just kept getting distracted and never got round to it. =_= I decided to hold off my Golden Sun gameblog since I'm currently in the last dungeon of GS2; also, I felt that since it had been so long, y'all as a group deserved a more interesting post than one about an obscure old RPG for the GBA which like 3 people might read. >_> Thus! A music blog! I think these are good entries for the general public because, well, everyone likes music! Yeah! And stuff.

In RL news: I'm an idiot who fucks up her life at every available opportunity! :D :D :D Also kind of slutty. I guess. Well not really, but meh. I would be if I could! Probably. Anyhow I've done some excitingly idiotic things or not done things I should have in the last several months, in a quite diverse range of life areas, so I guess I can be proud that I don't just stick to one SORT of fuckuppery. I'm a very well-rounded person! In a sense. >_>

But never mind all of that. Sigh. SIGH.

I was gonna put some updates here re: things I've done/seen/read since last posting, and in fact wrote them up and everything, but they got rather long and I remembered baoh was bitching about the excessive length of my entries and saying I needed to break them up, so I guess I'll post them later. They involve such divergent topics as whitewater rafting, the Dark Knight, Southland Tales, Dr Horrible, Slayers, moomins, and Siberian Huskies, so look forward to the next few posts, I suppose. (Yes, the Democratic National Convention was here in town, but aside from causing me to see 50000x more police hanging about downtown it did not affect me so I have nothing to say about it. Other than that there really was a rather amusingly large variety of law enforcement; in the ped mall I saw regular uniformed cops, cops on motorcycles, cops in squad cars, cops in SWAT gear, cops on bicycles, cops on horses, cops in helicopters, cops in boxes, cops with foxes, cops eating green eggs & ham, etc.)

One thing I did between last post and now was go to see The Faint in concert, and I wrote up some nonsense about the experience (involving all sorts of squishing, elbowing, and even groping) and uploaded some sample tracks and such, which I was gonna post as part of this entry (well, it's music-related!) but it got too long so I guess I'll give The Faint their own entry as well. Perhaps with all this breaking-up of subject matter I'll post more frequently. >_>

Anyhow ON TO THE MUZAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Collapse )

Yeah so I was gonna post a list of all my upcoming Shows of Interest but frankly this has already taken a billion years to write, and that list always takes forever because of all the research/links, and this is already really long anyhow. I'll just post them separately later, so as to post SOMETHING now. Argh.

Has the LHC destroyed the Earth.com? I lol'd. (Then I said, "it needs an RSS feed so I'll know if it updates!" and bobthetrout told me to check the page source code. >_>)
*** McCain Gives Speech In Front Of Green Screen. Predictably people have made use of it. In this one, the musical stylings of Obama loom behind him. >_>
*** Emo To Be Made Illegal In Russia. Old news, but I had to link it for posterity. (I showed the article to my roommate J and he was very offended and stated that the music/photographed kids in question are mostly from the nu-metal/hardcore scene, not emo at all, and why are people calling it emo and clearly they don't understand genres or the musical roots of emo and blah, blah, blah)
*** Scary Frog Herpes Cake or Sadistic Anthropomorphic Watermelon Disembowlment Cake? You be the judge!!
*** Undergear: from the people who brought you International Male. Frankly their headline pretty much sums it up. XD Actually when I was in college, my friend Ryan-chan (yes) had an International Male catalog, and he was all "it's gay lol" and I was like "what!!! Nonsense!! Look, there are chicks!!" and he was like "they're all beards!" and then he had to explain what that was since I didn't know (I was so innocent ;o; alas for my youth!).
*** House Being Sucked Into Wormhole. This is cool. I wish I could have seen it (and crawled through it... I love art you can climb about on or go into).
*** Emo Wall Is Sad. Also, in the same vein, Emo Bath Is Pensive. I don't hang at 4ch and I don't follow the macro scene (so to speak) at all, but I found these pretty amusing. XD

Later. "I think I'll let them shoot me so that I can die..."</lj>
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Friday, July 18th, 2008

Subject:There is no such thing as human debris
Time:8:59 am.
Happy Birthday to me! God, I'm so old. T_T I can't even say, "I'm in my mid-20s," anymore. *cry* The really sad thing (aside from my doings in life) is that at my age, I'm still a fangirl. Does one never grow out of this immature hobby?? D'oh. Oh well. Life should be for having fun as well as being useful.

I like this song, it sort of speaks to me. She said, "Thanks, but I'm broken, I guess you must have misspoken; what a laugh, I've never been chosen by anyone..." It starts off with a couple of stories of people who are down on themselves, to the point of tragedy, and it's implied that this is because of how they've been treated or because of what other people have told them. In other words, those suffering from chronic low self-esteem, thinking they're "broken." In the end it has a positive message, which is to tell anyone who tells you there's something irredeemably wrong with you to fuck off. You can't claim to be perfect, but you're not worthless. Songs like these are why I like Bad Religion; they sing about social issues and their ideals, and manage to make it sound cool and catchy. XD As an idealist myself, I like their sparkly unicorn music. I'll have to post my punk music blog sometime soonish.

This just in: apparently the people who used to run America's (the bar with the wing special) left it and started a new bar called Challenger's in the Iliff & Peoria area, and they took all their tasty wing recipes and $.19 wing specials with them. I submit that this bar should be examined for quality during happy hour at some time in the near future.

This week's RL Update. Another concert.Collapse )

Ugh, I just realized that the hoodie I wore to work today is the one I had on at the concert and it still reeks of smoke and indie kids. T_T Argh doing laundry when I get home. Also maybe cleaning the house, which is yucky. Maybe I should try living with other girls sometime. >_>

So liek I was watching TV a few weeks ago with roommate M, who is addicted to shitty reality TV (he watches everything from game shows to the Mole to Rock Of Love 2). He defends his taste in trashy trailer park TV by claiming he finds the horror funny, and "I'm not really watching it anyhow, I'm just sitting here playing Ultima Online and/or shopping pics of hot potential models on my laptop," (then why are you bitching if I change the channel to watch the Daily Show??) or else he points out that he also likes Boston Legal or whatever, which is not a crappy show and has gay William Shatner in, and therefore he has good taste. Certainly liking a few good shows cancels out watching gobs of crappy ones! Wait, no it doesn't.

I was cringing at some show where people are hooked up to a lie detector test and, for increasingly large amounts of cash, are asked increasingly personal questions like "did you ever cheat on your wife with any of her friends?" Answer (paraphrased): "why yes I did! Don't cry honey, telling the truth means we can win money! D: oh come on" (<-- why I do not trust men >:O does one exist who wouldn't cheat, given the opportunity? Srsly, is sex on the wang end of the equation THAT awesome? If that's the case, we ladies are really getting cheated by nature here D: wtf)

I complain in a lengthy fashion about a commercial I find puzzling; AKA The Saga Of Bill.Collapse )

Other news: I beat Golden Sun (GBA game) and have moved on to the sequel. When did GS2 come out, anyhow? If I had finished Golden Sun with only half the story done and gotten that "To be continued" cliffhanger shit, and not had the 2nd game immediately available, I think I would have been pretty ticked off. I like sequels and all, but wtf is that! Full gameblog re: Golden Sun next time. Speaking of which, I now have a Backloggery account. Feel free to friend me! :D

Yeah so that's it for now I guess. I never have to wonder, "Was my blog long enough?" Because, you see, I know that it definitely was.

Later. "I know I'm not broken, a little cracked, but that amounts to nothing..."
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Subject:Lonely is all we are
Time:4:41 pm.
The world's most ridiculously lengthy blog entries? Yes We Can!

Brief RL Updates:

My desktop computer Gavin stopped booting in January, so I haven't been able to get ahold of most of my music, comics, drawings, writing, etc. I've been meaning to fix it since then, but I just never got round to it. One thing I needed to do was do a quick swaparound to make sure the problem wasn't just bad RAM, although it seemed like it was probably a bad disk sector. Even though this is a relatively speedy and simple process and I fully meant to do it ASAP, I just never did. This is a common situation for me; I have a billion things I need or want to do, but I just never do them, no matter how important or crucial or interesting they may be.

Last night I just thought, dammit, I need to check that! So at 2AM I pulled my computer apart and verified that it's probably not the RAM. I feel happy about that! The computer is still broken, but that's nothing new; on the other hand, I actually did a thing I needed and wanted to do, and I felt quite proud of myself. I realize it's not a big deal or any sort of massive undertaking and you're all probably thinking, "so what?", but I was all excited that I suddenly had motivation to do something I'd been putting off. It was a tiny thing, but baby steps, eh? It gives me hope that I'll stop fucking up my life so badly. Ganbatte Ka-chan!

That's all, on to other stuff now.

RL: I go to an indie concert and alert you of an upcoming event.Collapse )

I try to start my Hotel Dusk gameblog but get distracted by a tangent on the difference bgames.Collapse )
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Monday, July 7th, 2008

Subject:I like the 4th of July when bombs start flashing
Time:4:50 pm.
Okay I know I already fell off the blogging wagon (again) but I'm, er, trying again!! Yeah! I've actually been writing all sorts of entries over the last few weeks at work. I just never finish or post any of them. >_> One I meant to post was my feelings regarding my old hometown of Cedar Rapids, IA being 30ft underwater, as well as my alma mater, the University of Iowa... obviously the time to write about that has passed, but suffice to say it was a bit surreal, and I was consumed by thoughts of the people and places I knew.

So Thursday morning I was biking to the bus stop in my usual hurry when I caught my bike tire in the light rail track and turfed hard on the sidewalk. I was surprised my hands weren't bleeding. I didn't scrape anything really; instead I guess I stopped myself with my hands and forearms, so other than bruises on my palms and knees I didn't hit anything... but stopping the entire weight of my body jammed up my arm and finger joints and basically pulled every muscle in my chest and shoulders so I FELT bruised all over my front side, which kinda sucked. Plus my head and neck hurt a lot for some reason. Maybe whiplash? Anyhow I was really shaken up and my head was killing me, which is probably why I gave my number to some guy on the bus. I met this guy on the bus the week before last on my way home and talked to him for a while since, well, I'm a talker. Plus I like talking to people on the bus; it makes the (35-45 minute) ride go faster and helps me feel 90% less like throwing up (motion sickness ftw). So he was on there again that morning and I would have felt rude saying no, so I gave him my number.

I have this uncomfortable feeling that he will actually call and then wtf am I supposed to do? I have no idea. (This situation has never come up in my life before; on those rare occasions some guy is cracked enough to ask for my number I usually manage to avoid giving it to him. >_>) He was all, "let's go to a movie! Or go get a drink!" and I was like "I'm more of the sort of person who hangs out in coffee shops and goes to museums and shit" and he was like "I've never been to a museum ever! :D" and so yeah. >_> Does asking for the phone numbers of random girls really work? I mean srsly, is that ever gonna get you a real relationship? (Or laid? Maybe it gets you laid.) I suppose I've always thought people probably end up dating someone they know somewhat, not random people met at a bar or something. You'd think my talk of IRC, museums, libraries, and haxx0ring the PSP would have tipped him off that I'm a giant nerd and therefore boring to people who are not my fellow nerds, but no luck there, I guess. (He asked what I'd done over the weekend and I was like, "Went grocery shopping and did laundry." MY LIFE, SO EXCITING.) Maybe he just thinks I'm easy or very lonely. Hohoho! Well it's probably not entirely incorrect. Ahaha. >_>

Anyway that was all very weird and stressful so I spoiled myself and began my weekend of gluttony early with a green tea frappucino from Starbucks for 2nd breakfast. If you are not familiar with these, they are a delightful double-take-inducing bright green color and sugary as hell (well, it is Starbucks). "But Ka!" you say. "Green tea with sugar in tastes like ass!" This is true, so Starbucks has cleverly dealt with the problem by making the drink taste like melon instead. If you're a fan of Midori (the liquor) then this is your beverage. They also state it has the same amount of caffiene as your average cup of (Starbucks) coffee. Bless you, Starbucks. Y'all can diss me for patronizing an evil corporate giant or whatever, but those bitches have green tea frappucinos and vanilla bean scones, and until my locally owned shop gets those in, I'll continue my consumer sheep ways.

Speaking of which, Filter is playing at the Bluebird tonight... I really want to go, but I cannot afford to do so, since It's an expensive show (for the Bluebird, at $25). It's that or groceries, and as we all know, I do like that eating business (although honestly my main grocery objects for the last few weeks have been peaches, Otter Pops, and íHola Fruta!, the yuppiest sherbet in the world. What can I say, summer reduces my appetite to fruit, grilled meat, and frozen sugar). Of course anyone who would like to buy me a ticket and/or a t-shirt is welcome to do so. (It's my birthday in two weeks!!) I haven't paid any attention to what they've been up to in the last few years, but "Title of Record" is still a favorite album of mine. According to the Onion they apparently have a new album out; the writer seems to feel it is okay but nothing exciting. I guess I'll hunt it down later and see what I think. The opening band is... er... Opiate For the Masses (I'm not really familiar with them, but J claims they suck; however, he also doesn't like Filter so his opinion is obviously of limited use).

Okay, enough of this verbal diarrhea entry; tomorrow I shall post again! (Post already written!) Featuring actual content (so to speak) in the form of my opinion on the NDS game "Hotel Dusk." Look forward to it!

"All my scientists are working on a deadline, so my psychologist is working day and nighttime..."
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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Subject:Picture me giving a damn, I said never
Time:1:33 pm.
I meant to post this last week but I was just too lazy every day or whatever and I forgot my zip drive yesterday. Anyhow, let the

posting commence! So last week, my roommate J and I went to see the new Indiana Jones movie, TEH KINGDOM OF TEH CRYSTAL

SKULL (M had already seen it and was all >_> when I asked him how it was). J was convinced it could not be bad because

goshdarnit he luvs Indiana Jones (I asked him if he was gay for Indy, but he stated he is not). I on the other hand felt quite skeptical;

when I first heard about it I was like, "Dammit why do they keep trying to squeeze money out of good old things by making new

crappy sequels?? Also isn't Harrison Ford like 500 years old now?" Don't get me wrong: Harrison Ford is still hawt (for an old guy)

and I like him and all, but thinking about Indy as an old man just made me sad. And thinking about someone else playing Indy (not

counting young Indy of course) was just as horrible.

Not just that, but in recent years, Lucas's new sequels to old movie trilogies have not been accepted as maybe the BEST of films by

old fans (or even as GOOD films >_>) and so that was also a little disheartening. Honestly, I didn't see the original Star Wars till I was

14 (but I own that one), and I have seen the whole trilogy maybe twice ever, so I wasn't a huge fan to be offended; Indiana Jones,

on the other hand, is something I saw when I was slightly younger and more impressionable when my mom rented them (sadly my

family never went to movie theatres). I always thought Indiana Jones was super-cool awesome rad! I guess I like kind of dorky

adventure movies more than space operas. (Of course both trilogies had Harrison Ford anyway.) Although I hadn't seen the Indiana

Jones films in years and was pretty fuzzy on the plots and such, I still felt that old affection, so I was more concerned about this film

than any of the new SW movies.

Pretty much everyone I know who's seen the new movie was like "ehhhhh I didn't really care for it" and that also made me worry, but

then I was like, well, many of those people ARE elitists and/or poncey wankers re: movies, so it might not be THAT bad. A girl at work

gave me the same review that I will give you: the movie was actually pretty fun, except for the end, which was stupid.

Cut for really long Indiana Jones summary/thoughts. Spoilarz in case someone hasn't seen it yet although I suspect that is not the case. Also at one point I work in a reference to Jojo. :DCollapse )

**Brief Transformers commentary re: its crappiness.Collapse )

Next time: I talk about, uh, something!! Possibly my theory on the nature of nerdiness (how do we define "nerd" and what separates

us from the mundanes?) but I can't recall if I already posted about that, and I rather feel like I did (I know I talked about it on IRC

anyhow) so I'll have to check previous posts later to find out. Or something like Rock Band (summary: it rules).

Final Fantasy muzik. Do you have a

hankering for, uh, pretty much all of the Final Fantasy music? Then this link's for you! (Links working when I tried them last week but I

dunno their current status.) It doesn't have everything (as far as I can tell?) but it has the majority of FF-related stuff, so go nuts, I


Later. "It occured to me those suckers had authority..."
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Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Subject:I'm talking to the shadows, one o'clock till four, and lord how slow the moments go
Time:9:30 am.
WARNING: the following will be very dull if you aren't interested in reading my extremely detailed account of playing an unpopular RPG. On the other hand, if you would like to vicariously experience the game via my excessive description, this is the post for you!

So liek I finally started gaming again. Well, "finally" is a bit misleading as I have been gaming quite a bit, but playing Okami doesn't really give one much in the way of interesting blog subjects. In case you care, I take great joy in running about as a cute wuff, and I was all WEEP when Shiranui came to help Amaterasu via time travel, and whatnot transpired. Currently about to take that big rainbow in the sky to the Ark, which I hear is the final area of the game, but first I'm trying to get everything in the game. I'm maxed on stats (with like 1000 praise left over... wtf am I supposed to use this for?) and have enough money that I've learned all the skills, even the one that involves pooping. This is basically a waste of money, the main purpose of which is to show you were rich enough to buy it, since it's a huge pain to use and the move where you pee on the enemy is so much easier and more effective (for those who haven't played this game, no, I'm not joking). I'm currently trying to get the last Stray Bead, but this involves an irritating racing minigame, which are one of my most hated types of minigames, so I decided to take a break and start another game. >_> (jokersama is all grumpy re: Okami and demands that I just finish it without the bead, which is of course crazy talk, but I'll try the racing again tonight I guess.)

The game I picked to take a break with is Okage: Shadow King. I picked it because 1) I've owned it at least 5 years, and 2) it's short. I want to play P3:FES and all the other megaten games I've been missing (plus some other stuff) but they are all very long, so I figured I should get a short game out of the way first. Puu and Yosi go against the rest of the internet and assert that the game has merit and doesn't suck, so I am giving it a shot. Below is my summation of the main plot and the first several hours of gameplay, plus my impressions of characters etc. IOW it's really, really long. Just warning you.

OKAGE GAMEBLOG #1: In which everyone is a little bitch to me. (spoilers)Collapse )

So what do I think of the game overall? (no spoilers)Collapse )

Okay that is enough about Okage for now. Moar latar when I've progessed significantly.

Stay tuned for next time, when I review the new Indiana Jones movie! EXCITING

Later. "They say a man is born to go alone, and a woman is born to weep and fret..."
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Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Subject:I've got your voice repeating endlessly
Time:3:55 pm.
Mood:more or less.
Surprise it is a music blog!

I haven't done one of these in a long time (or any other sort of blog entry but never mind that right now), so I felt the urge. It's been a while and I'm super lazy so I didn't feel like going through previous posts, but I'm fairly positive I haven't posted most of these songs. In case you're wondering, yes, I've become EVEN MORE of a pretentious indie hipster since I last posted. Soon I will buy black frame glasses, very tight jeans, and some kind of clever and/or ironic t-shirt (OH SHIT I ALREADY HAVE ONE).

Last night I went to the White Rabbits concert, so I'll talk about that first. For the rest of this post... I was trying to think of a theme for the stuff I've uploaded but I couldn't really think of anything that would overlay all of these songs, so just accept it!!!1 Okay let's and go!!

The White Rabbits: band commentary, concert review, sample the goodsCollapse )

Muzakblog! Now in delicious doublestuf form!!Collapse )

I was gonna do some links because I've got quite a few, but this entry has already taken like 5 hours to write (now I recall why I don't blog a lot when I'm busy >_>) and I am very tired of writing!! And if you got this far you're probably tired of reading. Let's take a break! I'll see you here next time for my Okage gameblog which will allow you to vicariously experience the game without any of that annoying gameplay stuff. I'm like a text-based plot tape. I may also review the movies I've seen recently, which will be unique since it's unusual for me to see any movies at all.

Later. "When you walk in the room I start to melt..."
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Subject:you are neurotic and depressed, it doesn't mean that you're sad
Time:1:25 pm.
Where've I been? Well I was sort of morose and slept a lot all last summer. And fall. And this spring. So yeah. Well actually I was awake a lot more often this spring but between trying to have some kind of actual social life and an unfortunate medical decision I made which I now believe made me want to go back to sleeping all the time (amongst other things), I just... couldn't get up the gumption. Sorry. I was gumptless. :(

So liek uhhhh. I won't make any promises as to the longevity of my blogging stay this time, but I can tentatively say I may post sometimes! Mainly because I have a temporary summer job and I have an hour for lunch and, you know, who the hell needs an hour for lunch? So unless I bring my DS with me I kinda have 30-45 minutes to kill. Not that a longwinded tard like myself can really write a whole entry within that time but I can build it up over the week! >_> (That's how I did this one. Hurrah for me! And hurrah for USB flash drives!)

Ironically, my New Year's resolution was to blog more. Hurrr. (Well, it may not be ironic so much as sad.) My excuse is that I was determined to do an art post first, and it just kept getting put off, and then around late January my desktop comp died, forcing me to use my laptop. All the art is on the other machine and I don't like making it on this one so I just haven't. I keep meaning to fix the other one. >_> I guess next time (assuming there is one!!1) I might do the best-friends yaoi post I was gonna do before. Or something else. Meh.

I pretty much haven't read LJ this entire time so if something of moment happened in fandom or in your lives, lemme know. I know at least two people got married (congrats!) and uhhh well I guess that's it for things I'm aware of.

Sooo I guess I should say how my life is, in case you are one of those people who reads my blog out of social obligation because we know one another and you need to pretend you've been keeping up with my doings. Or if you're a stalker I guess.

Click Here For Boring RL, LOLOLCollapse )

AFAIK nothing particularly appealing coming up (the shows I just went to were the good ones), but here are some upcoming events of mild interest in case anyone wants to go; concerts I have no interest in going to at all are not listed. (Links mostly to last.fm so you can listen to some music by the bands in question; venue links are to the show info.)

Concerts in Denvar!! Probably of little interest to those not living here.Collapse )

Yah so I could go on but I've just realized this is v. long and one of the reasons I never post is because it takes me so long to write posts because they are so long. Self-sabotage!! Plus my lunch break is over. TTFN. Humourous links next time since they're at home on my laptop.

Later. "I know now every day I get closer to the place inside where I can be normal too."
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Monday, November 12th, 2007

Subject:Is it an atom bomb?
Time:10:54 am.
The other day, I thought, "You know what I haven't talked about publically for a while? Gay pr0nz. I should get on that."

Thus, a post containing some yaoi manga that I thought didn't suck too much.

Click for prawnz featuring hawt men etc etc blahCollapse )

Okay, that's it for this edition of GAY PRAWNS. Tell me what you thought! And tune in next time when I post a bunch of manga featuring the theme of best friends going "oh, you're gay for me too? awesome!!!"

* 5 Foods CNN Says You May Eat Again. Why thank you, CNN.
* Bowie-sama Always Looks Good. Puu says it's the cocaine. XD

Later. "Is it a tombstone?"
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Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Subject:"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo." -- HG Wells
Time:7:35 am.
word up, flist

so liek! the other day (last week >_>) on IRC, worldserpent posted a link to some interesting fanfic meta.

There's a lot of nattering about elephants and hummus and Stargate fandom, so I'll skip that and summarize the post for you in case you don't want to read it (though I suggest you do): "People need to warn me that I will disagree with their views on canon! Possibly by reading my mind with magic! Because any fic which disrupts my own view for even one second not only staples my eyes open and forces me to read the rest, but is also offensive to me!"

As may be obvious, I think this person's complaint is a bit silly. Of course I sympathize -- most people don't want to read a story they find offensive or which strongly contradicts what they themselves perceive in canon -- but that's why we have the Back button. One thing that bothers me about the post is that she claims she is forced to eat the elephant. What? Nobody's making you do a damn thing. Rather than force down the elephant and puke up tusks, why not go to a table that hasn't got an elephant on it? And if for some reason you can't find a table serving up the things you really like... you might have to set up your own table.

I hate them all the more for being well-written: that gives them a power over me that badly-written stories don't have. These stories seduce me with their snappy dialogue and smooth prose, and then bam! I get slapped in the face with the author's agenda.

I'm sorry, am I the only person who writes fanfic with the goal of convincing the reader that my view of canon is one which is plausible? I always write fanfic with an "agenda" in mind. If I didn't have to convince you, at least a little, that my idea is possible, then it would be canon. Well-written stories which successfully promote their agendas are the stories I APPLAUD. I want more of them. To use a huge fandom as an example (since nobody is familiar with mine): No, I don't like Draco and Harry as a couple. I think it's stupid and totally against canon. However, once or twice, my friend has recced me a Draco/Harry fic. She'd swear it was good, and I'd sigh and put on my bib and dig into the elephant. And you know what? Now and then, a little elephant is pretty tasty.

There have been several times when well-written, convincing fics have totally changed my feelings or thoughts about aspects of canon. Usually, it's stuff where I either didn't have much of an opinion before, or where the change wasn't TOO violent, but it happened just the same... and I'm glad. I feel like I had an epiphany every time someone else's writing makes me say, "Wow, yeah, I never looked at it that way! That totally makes sense!" I can only hope my one of my own fics will ever provoke that response.

Do good fics for things I hate or object to change my mind? Generally not, although it has happened a few times. Do these fics help me understand a chunk of fandom I previously found completely crazy? Often, yes. A good ficcer can show me how a certain group thinks and make me more sympathetic to them, even if I still disagree. when I write, I am big on adhering to facts presented in canon, with ten pages of notes if necessary... but that doesn't mean nobody disagrees with me. Surprisingly, many people feel that non-canon het, faggortry, incest, and/or gay incest, are not compatible with their views on canon. Who knew.

In other words, the world and characters I perceive in canon may be very different from those someone else sees... but that doesn't mean one of us must be wrong. Personally, I write fanfic because I get ideas in my head about things that might have happened before, after, or during a series, and I'd like to write them down and see if anyone agrees, or if I can bring someone around to my point of view. To me, an agenda is inherent to the writing of a fic.

Recently, people have used the "robot argument" to say that some things are too ridiculous to accept, or that really unusual premises HAVE to be labelled AU... but I think that's bullshit. You know what? If you wrote a fic where someone has been a robot THE WHOLE TIME ZOMG, I wouldn't even consider it an AU if you did it right. No, canon DOESN'T SAY the guy's not a robot. Therefore, he might be, and you can fuck off if you don't like that. Obviously, the more your fic differs from my own personal view of canon, the better it'll have to be to make me buy it... but unless you've actually made Starsky & Hutch into teenagers who attend high school on the moon (i.e. changed clear canonical facts), it's not necessarily an AU.

The common factor here is that all of these people seem to want more labels and warnings so that they never ever have to read even a page of something that makes them at all unhappy. Does this fic not match my personal perception of canon? ZOMG IT IS AN AU!! Is it going to contradict something I feel, break up my OTP, portray one of my favorite characters in a negative light, espouse a social or political concept I disagree with, or otherwise make me mildly uncomfortable in some way? DAMMIT, SLAP A LABEL ON THAT BITCH!!



"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'" -- Sean Connery
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Monday, October 15th, 2007

Subject:Manic depression is touching my soul
Time:9:04 am.
Hay guyz

I know I said last time I felt bettar and was ready to resume not sucking, or at least sucking less, but it turned out that was not in fact the case. (I crashed even before I could respond to comments. D'oh. Sorry.) Anyhow now I have to take new medicine. It has not, at this point, given me a rash or anything, so that's good. I decided to start blogging again, about any old crap just to get in the habit, because I miss blogging. BTW, I have been lying around like a rock and not even passively reading LJ, so if anything of moment happened in your life or in fandom in the last 4-5 months, please assume I don't know about it. I would LIKE to know, so feel free to comment and tell me (or link to any pertinent entries; I will read them, I just don't feel like reviewing 100 pages of flist backlog).

Current Ka-life update for those it concerns: Trav just moved out, so if you want extremely cheap rent in downtown Denver, now's the time to get it!!1 Also I got an extremely unimpressive job where I work with ambitious high school students who still have dreams, but hey, income is income, and having a job is good for me. (Speaking of which, I'm gonna post a big "help me avoid eviction!" fanstuff firesale later this week so if you've ever coveted any of my crap, stay tuned!) Also also, I got a new roommate who works in TEH INDUSTRY and flies out of town every weekend to scout models or something. He is pretty interesting; he wrote an article for Entertainment Weekly, has a photo of himself with Bowie-sama, and makes me feel like my coffee intake is healthy and restrained. He's also a big Heroes fan and got all pissy that I hadn't seen all of S1 yet and couldn't discuss spoilers with him. XD;;

SPEAKING OF HEROES (bonus points for a subtle segue)--

Today's blog is only a year or two late: zomg I started watching Heroes!! SO STOP NAGGING, BITCHES

Cut for my thoughts on Heroes Season 1 mainly to spare people's flists, although if someone exists who hasn't seen eps 1-10 it is not recommended to click.Collapse )

That's it for now. More as this story develops! Stay tuned for my response to someone's fanfic meta post which I wrote up as a lengthy comment and have decided to just post here instead.

Later. "I know what I want, but I just don't know..."
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Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Subject:Bang bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer made sure that he was dead
Time:4:03 pm.

So yeah. Um. Sorry about that whole dropping off the face of the digital earth thing for like 4 months but I was... er... I don't know, I think I must have been something or other! I promise to blog more often. (No really. I think even I can manage "more often than every 16 weeks.") I really want to get back in the habit of blogging; I've been sort of (okay, very) withdrawn lately. I miss you guys!! I have loads of things I want to talk about actually, I've just been... well, whatever was wrong with me. I've been that. For example: I have a vast quantity of crappy art to post, and I started using OpenCanvas, and I want to talk about the specific point at which I believe mundanes disconnect with nerds, and I have yaoi pr0n reviews, and Amrikan comic thoughts, and Jojo commentary (YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD ESCAPE BUT IT IS NOT OVER), and fashion ideas, and concertblogs, and thoughts on French electronica, and so on. Unfortunately, the longer I went without blogging, the harder it was to do it... (note: this entry itself took me over a month to write... and not because it is lengthy or full of info.)

Supar-speedy Ka-life update: school was out and starts again tomorrow (AUGH!!), I'm making an effort to stop sleeping 20 hours at a time (currently not very successful), I've pirated over 100gb of comic books, consumed at least 1000 otter pops, lost over 20 lbs, got a new roommate, turned 27 (I'M DYING) and: I really need a part-time job!! I live downtown near Auraria and haven't got a car, so if anyone knows of any hiring coffee shops, data entry places, IT jobs, etc in the area, lemme know. Life Goals: pay rent this month, stop sucking! GRRR

I'm medicated at the moment and all prepared to post my opinions on the internets, so let's and go!!!

I meant my first post back to be a massive artdump, but I wound up meeting a chick in a Denver group on last.fm (any lamers still not on there, you may still join up and friend me if you like; I will accept you despite your flaws). We traded elitist indie music mixes. Obviously, it would just be silly to put a ton of music on my server and not share it with you, my loving flist, so here we go! :D

Click here for Ka's QuasiWanky Soothingly Wussy Indie Music Mix!Collapse )

Wow, that was a lot of writing. Certainly a way to make my blogging comeback. I really want to start being alive again, so I'm hoping to blog, draw, write, etc more, and go to some concerts... I missed some really good ones over the summer while I was moping my life away, but I'll be posting some upcoming shows I'd like to go to, and hopefully one of you local types will oblige me and go. As usual, enjoy the music, tell me if you grabbed it, and look forward to my next post, which could be anything from an artdump to a rant about IRC to a Jojo episode recap. XD

Later. "Silver hammer man!"
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Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Subject:You wear your whole life there in circles underneath your eyes
Time:1:19 am.
Mood:tummy hurts.
So, Charmian recently discussed the current kerfluffle over squee-harshing, and I wrote this insanely long comment about my opinion which I decided to actually just post as an entry. Hurrah, content!

Charmina was replying mainly to three different blogs, which are the same ones I am using for my discussion: in the first, the OP complains about people who respond inappropriately to squeeing by being asshats. In the (much longer) second entry, the responding poster complains about people pissing in her Cheerios, which sounds pretty unsanitary to me. Finally, in the third post, someone speaks up in dissent--I didn't KNOW I was responding inappropriately when I said, "I hate this character and find him annoying!" as a comment on your post which was essentially nothing but you shrieking "ZOMG SO HAWT, I LUV HIM." Because it's not TOTALLY OBVIOUS that such a comment is both rude and pointless--I need you to TELL me these things!!

Anyhow, on to my (lengthy) opinion! :D

No really, it's quite long.Collapse )

Next time: extremely large art post?! zomg

Later. "You said something and I didn't know what it was..."
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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Subject:If you came here on your own you'd be dead
Time:8:13 pm.
Internet problem update: after running up and down the stairs today I've determined that every time we disconnect pirate cable line #1 from the TV, the internet connection goes out. (This happens often as there are two other random cables hanging around and they all provide different crappy television experiences.) Honestly I don't have any clue how or why this could be, but it seems to be consistent. -_-; WTF. (It still drops the connection at random but if everything is hooked up, it comes back on its own after a few minutes/hours.)

Anyway! Upon reviewing the poll from a few weeks ago (vote if you haven't!) the results were more or less what I expected. There were a few surprises; I'm glad so many people want to see my crappy art? I wasn't surprised that the number of people who want a punk muzakblog was smallish (though honestly, it was more than I thought it would be). The #1 most surprising result was: people actually care about books!! There are far more of you than I thought. However, the overall results of the poll indicate that what people want from me most is: complaining. >_>;; Look, y'all know my rants are usually about stupid nonsense that doesn't matter, and that I just enjoy bitching about the pointless small irritating things in (fandom) life, right? For the most part they're pretty boring, you know? XD;;

To illustrate, today I will rant about something totally inconsequential that's been REALLY ANNOYING ME lately: FAKE LJ CUTS. Or more specifically, UR DOIN IT WRONG.

Follow the fake fake cut!!!Collapse )

And now you guys know what excellent ranting topics you are missing out on. >_> Next time: "The Top 10 Ways To Make Ka Hate Your FST Without Even Listening To It" aka "How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Top 40 Rock."

In other news, I started my field experience at a local elementary school about a month ago. I haven't been talking much about school stuff here because I didn't think anyone would care, but now of course I have lots of commentary on the cuteness of kids, my observations of low-income districts, my thoughts on education, my personal trials and tribulations, and other such stuff that I kind of want to get out of my system, so I think I'll start blogging them. Because it's improbable but possible that you might be able to identify me or the school somehow from some of these entries, I'm gonna lock some of them. So, if you are not friended by me but desperately feel you must read every one of my boring entries regarding these things, lemme know and I'll add you.

Family Holds Teen As Slave. What? O_o;; What the hell is wrong with people? Seriously.
*** Jesus Apparently Not Bearded Lady. Okay, I approve of competition, sports, and real grading; there's no point pretending to kids that these things don't exist. That's life. But everything else Mr Giles considers to be a crime of our "feminist culture" is common sense, I think. But then, that's my evil estrogen talking. I especially love his book title: Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate. Sigh.
*** Correlation Between Violent Bible Passages and Aggression. Speaking of Jesus-sama, I think he disapproved of kicking people's asses, but what do I know? Surely some asshole who likes to hit people is correct about these things.
*** Hungry For a Month. A blogger decides to live on $30 for his month's food budget. His ability to cook or buy decent food for cheap is shockingly bad (look, I've been that poor, and you do not have to subsist on ramen and instant potatoes), but he does have some interesting commentary on our food-loving culture and such, and overall it's a good read.

Later. "It's no excuse to say you're easily lead..."
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