My time on the internet: 50% reading fanfic, 30% watching YouTube, 15% reading blogs, 5% work [06 Oct 2012|12:08am]
Recently watching:

1) 9/11 documentaries, including the entire transcript of the FAA flight transmissions, recording of phone calls from inside the towers, and at least 5 different news coverage reels of 3+ hours each

2) David Mitchell funny rants and appearances on many different panel shows, because a posh-sounding, angry British man is hilarious

3) Day Break, a Groundhog Day-esque show from 6 years ago that I highly recommend -- peel it like an onion for delicious layers of awesome!

4) various television shows recommended by friends (shiny American shows with pretty people) and my mother (mostly British mystery shows)

5) lots of Korean pop videos on YouTube, BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T STOP (and because Eurovision is more than half a year away)

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[07 Jul 2012|07:43pm]
Webcomic Recommendation: The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal
Great art, awesome characters, a bit of mystery, and a lot of hijinks. Good stuff!

Comic-Con Update: My mom wants me to buy her (1) the anime Trinity Blood; (2) the Priest manhwa; and (3) more Magdalena comics.
(I so get my comics habit from her -- she used to collect Conan and dressed up for cons back in the 60's... there is honestly no way I wasn't going to end up a geek.)

Also, I kinda want to do Hall H this year for The Hobbit. *winces*

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[17 Jun 2012|06:41pm]
Sherlock Holmes fanfic written in 1897. Oh fandom, you so wacky!

http://archive.org/details/thepursuitoftheh16097gut

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[10 Jun 2012|10:38pm]
Drinking blue vodka with ginger ale and watching YouTube. Oh yeah, I'm a crazy cat on a Sunday night.

So. Girls' Generation (aka Shoujo Jidai, aka So Nyuh Shi Dae) debuted in the U.S. Good lord but I hope that they do better than BOA and the many other Korean bands that have tried to make the crossover to a mainstream Western audience. Frankly, BOA is my favorite, but I love SNSD because they're all pretty talented. I'm kinda weirded out by them singing the whole song in English, although Jessica, Sunny, and Tiffany are American, so it's not a huge deal, I suppose. Still, the song and dance moves are so stylistically different from their work in Korea (and Japan).



Also, Modelland by Tyra Banks is the best crack EVER.

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[03 Jun 2012|11:34am]
I think someone must have (for some strange reason) recommended one of my FF.net stories somewhere out there on the interwebs, because over the last few days I've gotten a slew of e-mail notifications that I've been added to people's favorites lists. O_o

Someday... someday I shall possibly remember what my FF.net password is...

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[18 May 2012|10:14pm]
Spent four hours grading papers while listening to Graphic Audio books (highly recommended, by the way), and I still have a stack of papers four inches high to get through this weekend. Shoot me now.

Alternatively... who wants to grade papers? You have your choice of papers with such diverse topics as credit card debt, teenage depression, sexuality and identity, lying and phoniness, euthanasia (a perennial favorite), anti-feminism in Disney cartoons, sleep deprivation, gay marriage, propaganda in the mass media, kung fu, and many many (many many many many many) more!

...anyone? Bueller?

OK, yeah, I figure if I don't get distracted/slowed down by other things, it should take a total of eight hours to finish my grading this weekend, not including breaks. Fun times.

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Eurovision! YAY! [12 May 2012|07:34pm]
It's right around the corner, guys! So... let's talk the music. This year is pretty bad. I mean, Eurovision is always bad, but ugh. Wow. SO MUCH bad this year. But there is some good stuff here, too! Check them out.

Albania - Whut? Well, she gets points for singing in her own language! It's some sort of power ballad about -- judging from the video -- children? Being a statue in a museum? I dunno.

Austria - LOL, um, yeah. If I could understand the lyrics, I'd probably hate this song. As it is, it just makes me laugh. I swear the chorus is "get your fucking meat and poo poo" or something. Hah. Also, glow-in-the-dark butts. This is so ridiculous it aaaaaallllllmost counts as satire. NO WAY IN HELL this goes to the finals.

Azerbaijan - This country won last year's contest, thus forcing people all over Europe to run to a map to see just where the fuck Baku, Azerbaijan, actually IS. Anyway, the video for this year's entry from Azerbaijan is pretty. And the singer has a very nice voice. The lyrics are rather... um, uninspired. Like every love song ever. Her accent isn't all that pretty, either. Oh well. The singer herself is gorgeous. Meh, just not my type of music.

Belarus - If Belarus ever actually did win Eurovision, could they even host it? It costs a LOT of money... anyway. Yeah. Pretty young men singing in English "we are the heroes" over and over again. Also, I'm not sure that they're actually playing those instruments or if they're just props. Pretty generic.

Belgium - This chick's voice annoys the fuck out of me. She has no stage presence. And the lyrics are insipid. Knowing my luck, she'll win the whole thing.

Bosnia & Herzegovina - CUTE BABY DONKEY! Yeah, I don't care about the song, but you should watch it for the cute baby donkey! :D I actually like this video, it's just that this style of music isn't exactly to my taste (although the singer is really quite good) and since I don't understand a word of the lyrics I don't really know what is going on. (Also, BABY DONKEY!)

Bulgaria - Kinda techno/trance/dance... I like it! LOL at the dancers, though. Points for singing in her own language and having a really great vocal range. I really like her dress and carriage in the video. The random insert of a bit of English near the end of the song kinda threw me, though.

Croatia - The naked-except-for-loosely-wrapped-sheets falling guys are odd. My take away from the video (since I don't understand the lyrics) is that this woman has a harem of hot young men that like to play cellos with ropes. Yes.

Cyprus - FANTASTIC! Love the visuals of this video and the energy of this song. It tells a story and I can actually nod along to it. This is one of my top picks for Eurovision 2012. Which means that it probably won't win. But I really like this one a lot, especially the drum solo about half way through. (And the singer kinda looks like Liv Tyler, don't you think...?)

Denmark - I really like this one, too. She reminds me of a Disney pop idol, but not in a bad way. They're all so young and talented, though! I feel old. Anyway, beautiful voice/song. This is also tops on my list for this year.

Estonia - Not my type of music. Slow singing. He ain't bad, though.

F.Y.R. Macedonia - I like this video and this song, especially when it suddenly goes hard rock half way through. Love the melodic scream and the violin+electric guitar combo. Another one that tops my list.

Finland - Holy fuck, this singer is gorgeous. This song is slow, but beautiful. Her voice is perfect and the melody is lovely. I even like the kinda-random solo dancer (interpreting the song in dance form? dunno, it's in Finnish). Anyway, this song has a presence that just stays with you after it is over. Tops on my list of best Eurovision songs of 2012 (but STILL not as good as Finland in 2006).

France - Wold War I imagery? Check. Hot boys in only white briefs? Check. Smoking hot chick in a black corset? Check. Boys in gasmasks kissing? Check. IT'S LIKE THEY STOLE THIS FROM MY PSYCHE. Weird. LOVE this song. LOVE this video. Love the whistling, the blend of French and English (usually songs that blend languages do it poorly, but that's not the case here). I can't wait to see what they do with this one live on stage! I wonder if the singer can actually sing in that corset though. Hehehehe. Tops.

Georgia - Um. OK. I don't know how I feel about this song. It's like... a flashback to a weirdly macho disco queen version of the 80's. It is kinda catchy, I guess?

Germany - This dude has teen heartthrob written all over him. He has a very nice voice.

Greece - Standard pop song with a Greek overtone. Too back she chose to sing in English. I think I'd like this song better if I didn't understand the lyrics. As it is, I do like this song, even though it is trying sooooooo hard to be mainstream.

Hungary - Damn, this is good. One of the very few songs that actually has a message. Great video, great song, great singer. I really like him. Man, I like this one! Give it a go, it's definitely on my top 10 list for this year.

Iceland - This song is kinda epic. Features a male and a female vocalist telling a story with amazing cinematography and a violin. Really enjoyable song. Using the Northern Lights in your video is just cheating, though.

Ireland - THE RETURN OF JEDWARD!!!!! Or, as I like to call them, my alien robot princes from the future. Yes, Jedward is returning to represent Ireland again this year (they did do really well last year). They can sing better this year! But I don't like the song as much as last year's song. Oh well, it's Jedward. Do well, my princes! Break a sparkley robot leg out there!

Israel - Whut? Freaky circus themes to videos are sooooo over. On the other hand... I kinda like the whimsical nature of this song. Eh.

Italy - Love this song! After a long hiatus, last year Italy hit it out of the park with their return to Eurovision and this year they are doing it again. This singer is fantastic and and the song is fun and catchy. She has this great presence, too, and I hope she continues the theme of this video onto the stage in Baku with the dancers -- it's a great look. This is also another of those rare songs that blend languages well (the English isn't distracting from the Italian, but adds to it).

Latvia - This song is adorable. Anmary's smile is so bright and lovely. I really like the attitude behind this song and video. She's singing about her dream -- a beautiful song that she wants to sing and about her career, while the video follows her success. I just think it's cute. There is absolutely no chance that this will make it to the Eurovision final, but I love love love love it! :D

Lithuania - Donatas Montvydas! MY EYES ARE FILLED WITH SPARKLY HEARTS FOR YOU!!! But... your name is Donny Montell now? Hm, yes, well, ok. And the blindfold? Mistake. Your eyes are too beautiful to hide, Donny! This guy has the potential to be an international star. I hope that he gets the recognition he deserves outside of Lithuania with this entry into Eurovision. He has the best sheer energy and stage presence of any of the contestants. He auditioned for Eurovision last year and HE SHOULD HAVE GONE WITH THAT SONG. He would have won the whole thing! Silly Lithuania. (Here is a link to the song he tried to enter with last year, which I personally think is better than the song that won him a spot in Eurovision this year. I wish the actual performance of this song hadn't been deleted off of YouTube... his stage presence for this performance was electric.)

Malta - I make not bones about it -- I LOVE MALTA. Last year, their entry tied with Iceland for my favorite of 2011... and they didn't even make it to the final. Cute song, cute singer, I like the video, but there is little chance it will make it. Again. SIGH.

Moldova - The Moldava entry last year was quirky and awesome and this song continues that tradition. I like it. Miss the horn-playing, unicycle-riding fairy from last year, though!

Montenegro - They be trollin. Not as bad as Portugal did last year, but. Yeah. Yay for political statements? And again with the donkey! This video does continue the tradition of actually making a travel commercial to exhibit the natural wonders of Montenegro, though.

Norway - I like this. The lyrics are not offensive and it has a fun beat. Gotta love his hip-thrusting, too. Not as good as the French entry from 2010, but it's up there! I predict that this one will make it to the final and will score pretty high, but probably not win.

Portugal - Ugh. I really don't like her voice.

Romania - Any song that can incorporate accordian, bagpipes, brass, and Carribean-style drum rhythms is awesome in my book. This is a fun song, but it suffers from random English lyrics thrown in. Still cute, though.

Russia - I don't care if you think the out-of-sync tonedeaf grandmas are adorable, this is just Russia trolling. Seriously. No. Ugh. Why?!? If they win, I will cry.

San Marino - Also trolling. But with more autotune. Seriously, it's a song about social networking. And it's not good.

Serbia - I like the full orchestra and the lovely classical melody of this song, especially the piano... but. I can take or leave the singer. Actually, this performance would be better without him; he's distracting me from the orchestra.

Slovakia - Heavy metal entry! (Lordi did it better in 2006, but still.) I really like this song, but then I'm a metal fan. It's a bit rare to see heavy metal in Eurovision (I think the last was Turkey in 2010? Maybe?) so I hope that this makes it to the final. Won't win, but it's still fun (the ONLY metal band to win Eurovision, ever, was Lordi, and that was because they are simply awesome).

Slovenia - Still not a fan of power ballads. Also, what is up with the giant hair bows of doom?

Spain - Really not my cup of tea, but it'll probably win. I admit she has a nice voice... but again, not my style.

Sweden - Generic pop song. Singer has a 80's techno feel to her. Kinda don't like this one, but I kinda feel like I should, you know? I dunno. Meh.

Switzerland - More generic rock, but I do like this one. It's unfortunate that it is being sung in English, as the singer is obviously reaching for correct pronunciation and trying to hide his lack in the singing. I like the message of the song, but the video is particularly cheesy. Well, this is Eurovision, they're all cheesy, but yeah.

The Netherlands - Not bad. I like folk music, and she has an interesting (if rather derivative) voice. I like it! Except for the dead bird on her head. What the fuck is that?! Wait, looking at the costumes of the backup singers and the visuals playing behind her... this is supposed to have a Native American aesthetic? Whut? Why? Huuuuuuhhhhh? I don't get it. Maybe it's supposed to hearken back to the 60's or something and bring us that nostalgia factor? I dunno. Weird.

Turkey - LOL. OK, this one is silly. I THINK it is silly on purpose. I like it. Very fun video. This guy has a very fey look and a great, energetic presence. I like the tune, too. Can't see this winning, but it might make the final fun. I want to see this performed on stage! I'm looking forward to boys in sailor suits as backup dancers!

Ukraine - This singer has a sharp, fantastic voice and a look/vibe that reminds me of Beyonce with less slut factor. Fun, repetitive, pop song. This will likely make it to the final and get good votes, but probably won't win. Last year's entry from Ukraine was better, though, even without taking into account how they cheated on the stage with the epic sand-painting chick.

United Kingdom - Really? REALLY!? Engelbert Humperdinck? Although... admittedly, for a singer who is about 100 years old, he's actually pretty good. In a lounge-singer kinda way. Seeing as I'm from the United States, I kinda feel like my loyalty should be with the U.K. Just haven't been feeling it these last few years, though. He's better than some of the U.K. representatives from the last several years at least. We'll see, but I'm thinking this is not going to be a win.

Remember, mark your calendars for May 26th... EUROVISION 2012! :D

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poetry ftw [14 Apr 2012|12:17am]
I just tried to read The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot and had my English-teacher ass handed to me.

...I think I'll try again some other time, preferably when it isn't midnight after a long day.

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LATE NIGHT IMPULSE BUY, OMG! [05 Apr 2012|12:32am]
[ mood | satisfied ]

So yeah. I kinda sorta just went to Amazon.com and bought myself the Take That Progress Live DVD. ^_^

I'm sorry, but YouTube quality was just not good enough! IT HAD TO BE DONE!!!

Guys. Guys, I don't know what has happened to me. First, an unholy love of Eurovision. Then there was my entirely unexpected love of Korean pop with Girl's Generation. Then my fangirl squeeage over Take That. What's next, Hannah Montana?!?!

What happened to the girl that used to listen to industrial metal and punk? WHERE HAS SHE GONE!?!?

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i should have been a history teacher... [25 Mar 2012|11:35pm]
Taking a break from teaching literature for a week to teach hardcore essay-test prep. EAP, SAT, maybe even some STAR prep, along with a (much-needed) review of how write an annotated bibliography and judge reliability and a tutorial on how to find research sources.

This is the good stuff! :D

Unfortunately, this is also the type of stuff that generates more and more work for me to grade. Long work. Essays. Uuuuuuugh. And I feel really pressed for time. I could spend a whole semester on teaching writing, but I only have 10 weeks of school left (well, really 9, because nothing ever gets done the last week of school) and we still need to get through two more novels and a mess of modern short stories and poetry.

Even though my icon shows a student, that is how I feel, too, when grading. Currently, I have 120 essays and 300 short essays to grade. My life is full of woe.

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[10 Mar 2012|05:30pm]

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[09 Mar 2012|06:56pm]
[ mood | creative ]

Hehehe, first day of Spring Break. Woke up in pain, but still managed to do something fun. Painted me a Narlinde-doll! :D Narlinde is my character in LOTRO, the MMO I play.

Yes, I know that I am ridiculous.

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random links [26 Feb 2012|11:48pm]
stunning dollhouse fashion photography - a real model poses as a doll in a lifesize dollhouse

how I picture Harleen Quinzel, should anyone need a face for an RP

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[20 Feb 2012|10:27pm]
This article about how companies track us to better market to us is really interesting. Thanks to ashbet for the link! The parts about habit formation are particularly interesting.

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so tired... [10 Feb 2012|07:55pm]
I go to work and there are monkey cries echoing across the campus and parrots in the oak trees. Right now I want to snatch the leash from the girls walking the tiger and feed a certain someone to the pretty big kitty. Either that or snuggle up to one of the cute dwarf horsies and nap. Too bad I'm allergic, eh?

Corralling sixty students in a small research library for 3+ hours to ostensibly force them to work on their research is rather like trying to get a basket full of puppies to do tricks... eventually you devolve in your expectations to simply trying to keep them in the basket and hopefully not poop too much.

Hm. What's up with all the animal imagery/metaphors in this entry? Subconscious, I'm on to you!

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Death in the Arctic by Robert Service [23 Jan 2012|11:28pm]
I

I took the clock down from the shelf;
“At eight,” said I, “I shoot myself.”
It lacked a minute of the hour,
And as I waited all a-cower,
A skinful of black, boding pain,
Bits of my life came back again....

“Mother, there’s nothing more to eat —
Why don’t you go out on the street?
Always you sit and cry and cry;
Here at my play I wonder why.
Mother, when you dress up at night,
Red are your cheeks, your eyes are bright;
Twining a ribband in your hair,
Kissing good-bye you go down-stair.
Then I’m as lonely as can be.
Oh, how I wish you were with me!
Yet when you go out on the street,
Mother, there’s always lots to eat....”

II

For days the igloo has been dark;
But now the rag wick sends a spark
That glitters in the icy air,
And wakes frost sapphires everywhere;
Bright, bitter flames, that adder-like
Dart here and there, yet fear to strike
The gruesome gloom wherein they lie,
My comrades, oh, so keen to die!
And I, the last — well, here I wait
The clock to strike the hour of eight....

“Boy, it is bitter to be hurled
Nameless and naked on the world;
Frozen by night and starved by day,
Curses and kicks and clouts your pay.
But you must fight! Boy, look on me!
Anarch of all earth-misery;
Beggar and tramp and shameless sot;
Emblem of ill, in rags that rot.
Would you be foul and base as I?
Oh, it is better far to die!
Swear to me now you’ll fight and fight,
Boy, or I’ll kill you here to-night....”

III

Curse this silence soft and black!
Sting, little light, the shadows back!
Dance, little flame, with freakish glee!
Twinkle with brilliant mockery!
Glitter on ice-robed roof and floor!
Jewel the bear-skin of the door!
Gleam in my beard, illume my breath,
Blanch the clock face that times my death!
But do not pierce that murk so deep,
Where in their sleeping-bags they sleep!
But do not linger where they lie,
They who had all the luck to die!...

“There is nothing more to say;
Let us part and go our way.
Since it seems we can’t agree,
I will go across the sea.
Proud of heart and strong am I;
Not for woman will I sigh;
Hold my head up gay and glad:
You can find another lad....”

IV

Above the igloo piteous flies
Our frayed flag to the frozen skies.
Oh, would you know how earth can be
A hell — go north of Eighty-three!
Go, scan the snows day after day,
And hope for help, and pray and pray;
Have seal-hide and sea-lice to eat;
Melt water with your body’s heat;
Sleep all the fell, black winter through
Beside the dear, dead men you knew.
(The walrus blubber flares and gleams —
O God! how long a minute seems!)...

“Mary, many a day has passed,
Since that morn of hot-head youth.
Come I back at last, at last,
Crushed with knowing of the truth;
How through bitter, barren years
You loved me, and me alone;
Waited, wearied, wept your tears —
Oh, could I atone, atone,
I would pay a million-fold!
Pay you for the love you gave.
Mary, look down as of old —
I am kneeling by your grave.”...

V

Olaf, the Blonde, was first to go;
Bitten his eyes were by the snow;
Sightless and sealed his eyes of blue,
So that he died before I knew.
Here in those poor weak arms he died:
“Wolves will not get you, lad,” I lied;
“For I will watch till Spring come round;
Slumber you shall beneath the ground.”
Oh, how I lied! I scarce can wait:
Strike, little clock, the hour of eight!...

“Comrade, can you blame me quite?
The horror of the long, long night
Is on me, and I’ve borne with pain
So long, and hoped for help in vain.
So frail am I, and blind and dazed;
With scurvy sick, with silence crazed.
Beneath the Arctic’s heel of hate,
Avid for Death I wait, I wait.
Oh if I falter, fail to fight,
Can you, dear comrade, blame me quite?”...

VI

Big Eric gave up months ago.
But seldom do men suffer so.
His feet sloughed off, his fingers died,
His hands shrunk up and mummified.
I had to feed him like a child;
Yet he was valiant, joked and smiled,
Talked of his wife and little one
(Thanks be to God that I have none),
Passed in the night without a moan,
Passed, and I’m here, alone, alone....

“I’ve got to kill you, Dick.
Your life for mine, you know.
Better to do it quick,
A swift and sudden blow.
See! here’s my hand to lick;
A hug before you go —
God! but it makes me sick:
Old dog, I love you so.
Forgive, forgive me, Dick —
A swift and sudden blow....”

VII

Often I start up in the dark,
Thinking the sound of bells to hear.
Often I wake from sleep: “Oh, hark!
Help... it is coming... near and near.”
Blindly I reel toward the door;
There the snow billows bleak and bare;
Blindly I seek my den once more,
Silence and darkness and despair.
Oh, it is all a dreadful dream!
Scurvy and cold and death and dearth;
I will awake to warmth and gleam,
Silvery seas and greening earth.
Life is a dream, its wakening,
Death, gentle shadow of God’s wing....

“Tick, little clock, my life away!
Even a second seems a day.
Even a minute seems a year,
Peopled with ghosts, that press and peer
Into my face so charnel white,
Lit by the devilish, dancing light.
Tick, little clock! mete out my fate:
Tortured and tense I wait, I wait....”

VIII

Oh, I have sworn! the hour is nigh:
When it strikes eight, I die, I die.
Raise up the gun — it stings my brow —
When it strikes eight... all ready... now —

* * * * * *

Down from my hand the weapon dropped;
Wildly I stared....
the clock had stopped.

IX

Phantoms and fears and ghosts have gone.
Peace seems to nestle in my brain.
Lo! the clock stopped, I’m living on;
Heart-sick I was, and less than sane.
Yet do I scorn the thing I planned,
Hearing a voice: “O coward, fight!”
Then the clock stopped... whose was the hand?
Maybe ’twas God’s — ah well, all’s right.
Heap on me darkness, fold on fold!
Pain! wrench and rack me! What care I?
Leap on me, hunger, thirst and cold!
I will await my time to die;
Looking to Heaven that shines above;
Looking to God, and love... and love.

X

Hark! what is that? Bells, dogs again!
Is it a dream? I sob and cry.
See! the door opens, fur-clad men
Rush to my rescue; frail am I;
Feeble and dying, dazed and glad.
There is the pistol where it dropped.
“Boys, it was hard — but I’m not mad....
Look at the clock — it stopped, it stopped.
Carry me out. The heavens smile.
See! there’s an arch of gold above.
Now, let me rest a little while —
Looking to God and Love...and Love...”

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[13 Jan 2012|10:26pm]
So, I was watching old episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" on YouTube, which somehow segued into watching old episodes of "3rd Rock from the Sun" on YouTube, which brought me to the following video.

This really tickles my fancy for some reason. Watch it! :D

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when worlds collide! [11 Jan 2012|01:03am]
The TARDIS at Pooh Corner by Peter David, a crossover between Doctor Who and Winnie the Pooh by the author of Young Justice.

I think I just had a fan aneurism.

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[05 Jan 2012|12:32pm]
Music meme via kittytoes! :D

Reply to this entry and I will give you five prompts. Think of a song that fits each prompt, post the five songs to your journal, and explain your choices. Give prompts to the people who say they want to play.


My prompts:
1. Your favorite TV theme song
2. A song that makes you think of home
3. The song you were obsessed with when you were 15
4. A song you wish you could sing/play
5. Your favorite love song

Your favorite TV theme song
OK, so I had a bit of trouble with this one. I mean, do I go with original themes that are just perfect for the series (like The X-Files), favorite shows with awesome music (like Xena: Warrior Princess), shows with mainstream songs I adore (like House), or what? Then my brain bludgeoned me and I went "of course!"

Gundam Wing has one of the best television theme songs of all time and I am convinced that it IS the best anime theme song of all time.



A song that makes you think of home
It was either this one or another Deep Forest song, Sweet Lullaby (crossing over with the "Where the Hell is Matt?" video of epicness), but While the Earth Sleeps won. This is the short version of the song, but there is a longer version, too.



The song you were obsessed with when you were 15
Oh god. Um. My obsessions when I was fifteen years old were industrial metal/rock. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, KMFDM, and the entire Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack come immediately to mind. But I think Gravity Kills was the one that I played on repeat the most when I was feeling emo and basically sums up my teen angst pretty well.

(My old cassette tape has the uncensored version of this song, but on my CD it is censored and so is every electronic download I've found. Ugh, failsauce!)



A song you wish you could sing/play
Gah! This is hard! EVERYTHING. OK, it really came down to two, and both are because of emotion. I wish I could sing/play something with that much emotion behind it. Both are beautiful songs, but it's the emotion behind them that I wish I could have/inspire, either with my voice or an instrument or a talent for writing music.





Your favorite love song
Heh. It isn't love without some pain.

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[24 Dec 2011|11:25pm]
My new year resolution for 2012 is to be in a different goddamn county for Xmas.

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