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2011-04-07 09:57 am
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Hey there.

Hi, dreamwidth. What's poppin'?

I haven't posted here much, but I think I would like to. I haven't really decided how much this is going to intersect with my livejournal account, but basically there is a lot of uck on lj and less here. Also the fact that livejournal is getting cyberattacked and is super glitchy and my online time has been limited lately -- but at the same time, I'm not really sure if I want my dreamwidth to be a carbon copy of my livejournal.

In any event, I would like to be more precise in general. I have a very rambly way of speaking and writing. It drives ME nuts sometimes; I can only imagine how it is for those around me.

I would like to write more reviews. Of everything.

I'm going to worry less about what people think of me. This is one of those topics where I talk a pretty good game, but I need to practice what I preach.
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2010-09-04 06:23 pm
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WOOHOO.

The new LJ header I bid on in the [livejournal.com profile] tw_gleeclub Gold High Tops Challenge (WHICH STILL HAS 24 HOURS LEFT! GO! GO! GO!) is absolutely bitchin'! [livejournal.com profile] ibishtar even made me a ~matching icon~ which I think has just become my official "FUCK YEAH, SEASON 4" icon.

I even took the time to make my lj look not-like-crap so I'd have a nice place to display it.

I PLAYED WITH CSS. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I HATE CSS? (And by played with I mean found some kind soul who offered free pre-made layouts to a good home and then dicked with the code until the font size was something humans could read -- HARD WORK).

tl;dr verson: my place be stylin'. :D
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2010-09-02 02:52 pm

Sandman TV Show?

I'm not sure what I think about this.

On one hand, if anyone's got the chops to pull this off, I think it's Kripke. And I'm kind of excited for the Sandman to have a larger fandom. I just don't want it to suck.

[livejournal.com profile] whoverse_las is open for voting! I haven't had a chance to read the entries yet, but I've been hearing good things. :)

ALSO~!

Get thy ass over to [livejournal.com profile] tw_gleeclub for the Gold High Tops Challenge! Ficcage for a cause!
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2010-09-02 09:57 am
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I've joined the borg.

Let's give this a shot.

Happy Beverly Hills day, everybody!
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2010-09-01 11:20 am

Why you gotta do me this way, LJ?

Dreamwidth, you're looking more and more tempting...
Whining: But I like it here.

I'm not too worried about these shiny, new, intrusive features on lj just because there is so little (read: no) intersection between my fb and my lj friends, and Twitter is a hot mess that I care a lot less about, but it bothers me on behalf of everyone with mixed viewership. I'm considering going friends-only, just so that attention won't be drawn to my posts from people's comments auto-posting from my public entries onto their facebooks... It's not attention that I particularly want.

(I don't want to be all friends-only, though. I encourage fanlurking. *waves*)

I did go private with my Twitter account, however, so that you can't read my half of the convos with my increasingly-protected follow-list. Also so I can retweet more freely.
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2010-08-31 08:29 pm

Stuff!

So much prettier than the peacocks, man. I approve of LJ's silhouette-butterflies.

Ugh, [livejournal.com profile] whoverse_las! Just, UGH. I did finally pound something out, but I'm not even remotely happy with it.

I got my hair cut. I don't like it as much as my last haircut, but at least it tamed the craaaaazy looking bush I was beginning to grow. I wish the layers were a little more... layerie. I like the choppy look. And because I had it done at the local ~organic~ place, it cost about $15 more than I was expecting. Not making that mistake again, even though I loved the smell of their products.

Last night I played with my dinner and it got rec'd on [livejournal.com profile] torchwood_house and wrecked on [livejournal.com profile] who_anon. It was a surreal evening all around.

ETA: (socially unconscious this week, lol... I've been meaning to do this for days now)



[livejournal.com profile] tw_gleeclub is hosting a whoverse lightning round to raise money for Pakistan!

Bidding begins on Thursday, September 2nd, and closes on Sunday, September 5th, and will follow a bidder's choice format. I plan on bidding at least once, and hopefully I'll have time to fill a few as well. :)

More information can be found here!
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2010-08-30 09:08 pm
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OH GOD, YES, PLEASE.

Torchwood star Barrowman is ready to whip his kit off in charity strip on stage via Scottish News of the World.

Some one bring a cameraphone, I beg of thee.
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2010-08-29 08:29 pm
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I steal Neil Gaiman's twitter links.

Cities of Sand is a short Sandman/Inception fan comic, and it's absolutely beautiful. It's also crossover brilliance.
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2010-08-24 07:36 pm
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"Don't start none... won't be none."

I just got kidnapped and forced to eat my weight in french toast. The horror!

Also, we had a bit of a DC Comics love-in, watching The Losers and Batman: Under the Red Hood. I admit, I've never read the Losers, but the movie was highly "meh". There were a few funny lines, and some neat action sequences, but neat action sequences are a dime a dozen these days, and the plot was pretty uninspired. After movies like The Dark Knight and The Watchmen, DC really has no excuse for this kind of stinker.

I completely vetoed the idea of watching The Spirit. My dislike of Frank "whores whores whores" Miller is a rant for another time.

Under the Red Hood was a lot better. There were some tweaks to the established cannon that I thought really worked to tighten the story. Elements that fell kinda flat in the graphic novel really popped here -- especially the end scene, where you discover Red Hood's motivations. Wangsty in the comics, fairly devastating in the movie. I liked that they kept the same ending line, because the last two panels of that story arc were one of the only things that really stuck with me from the comics.

Also, I gave my friend $20 to pick up Mockingjay for me since I'm all limpy today. Patience: I don't has it. I'll probably finish it before I go to bed. All in all, it's been a pretty good day. :)

ETA: The [livejournal.com profile] tw_gleeclub poll to cast Esther Katusi is super freaking close! Cast your vote here! You could be a tie-breaker! You don't even have to vote for who I voted for! (coughjasikanicolecough youknowshe'dbesohotcoughcough)
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2010-08-24 12:15 am
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Wah.

Today I fell down stairs. I have stitches and a twisted ankle and painkillers and an impending medical bill I would rather not think about. I just wrote an email that I'm pretty sure made absolutely no sense so... yeah. I hate painkillers. Hate. My brain's like a skipping record covered in grease. Fuzzy fluffy grease but I can't feel my foot to hard, or anythign below my waste really. Sorry if I say something stupid to you.

I'm trying to catch up on White Collar but I need to watch something I've seen before. Buffy is comfort show. It's like mac and cheese for the eyeballs.

I'm going to have some apologizing to do tomorrow. The mothership tried to take me home with her, and I can't be waiting on her tonight. Normally, I'm there a couple of hours, I clean, I do laundry, sometimes I organize, I cook, and I fetch and carry for her while she sits in her dent in the couch and tells me how I can improve my life. I'm 24, it wasn't a head injury, and I can't fucking handle her right now. I'm just really glad I have tomorrow of anyway. I think everything'll be a little better on Wednesday.
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2010-08-23 11:11 pm
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PURSE MEME

The sack:


The Contents: )
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2010-08-18 07:25 pm

Dear Hollywood: Quit Sucking

So, I <3 Runaways. It's one of my favorite comic books ever. (Or it was when Brian K Vaughan was writing... since then it's been spotty to say the least.)

One of the things that's made Runaways so great has been its diverse cast. Which is why it's very upsetting that the casting call for the upcoming movie has caught the attention of racebending.com for not specifying that "girl #1", Nico Minoru, is Japanese-American, just "unconventionally beautiful" which is in itself insulting. "Girl #1" has me twitching, because it implies that names could change, since Nico's name is identifiable as Japanese. "Girl #3", Karolina Dean, who is blonde-haired and blue-eyed is described in the casting call as "conventionally beautiful".

"Boy 1", Alex Wilder, has been specified as African American, but of course (SPOILERS) he ends up being the villain.

I've been looking forward to this movie for a long time. I sincerely hope it's not ruined by boneheaded casting.
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2010-08-17 01:23 pm

determined to not do anything at work today

I wish I had some kind of artistic skills. Ianto would have looked badass with a jetpack.

I picked up my comic books yesterday, for the first time in about two months. I had quite the stack, and I really enjoyed them. I culled some of the crap from my pull list, and there's been a marked improvement in a couple of the titles I was beginning to get impatient with.

I got the new Torchwood comic, but I haven't read it yet because I have to read them in alphabetical order. It's a thing. I'll get to it tonight, probably. (I also got the new Torchwood mag, so I can finally read the second half of Shrouded. We'll see how that goes, too.)

I'm really disgustingly happy to have Birds of Prey back, fugly-ass filler art aside (seriously, Benes? sleep on the job much?) and Fables is continuing to rock, since I've finally swallowed my pride and started reading it again after Bill Willingham pissed me off. I need to just stop reading creator interviews.

I have thoughts on X-Factor regarding characterization, relationships, the probability of someone getting knocked up every single time they have sex, and a sort of backwards comparison of the Rictor/Shatterstar relationship to the Jack/Ianto relationship. It really needs its own post.
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2010-08-17 09:45 am
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Head-desking forever.

So, I'm working with the owner's son, and two twentysomething guys come to check in.

J: We've got you in a room with one king bed. Did you need a room with two doubles?
Guy: Nah, the one king's fine.
J: Are you sure? We have plenty of two doubles available, and that way you won't have to share.
Guy: *incredulous stare*
J: *blank stare*
Me: HERE ARE YOUR KEYS.

Awkward.

Twenty minutes later:

J: Oh, they were gay!

Sigh.
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2010-08-13 01:27 pm

Hugs?

I hate it when, after telling a woman something they don't want to hear, they then sic their husbands on me. Seriously. "You suck" with a side order of "grow a spine". Just because your 300lb keeper is getting all up in my face, it doesn't make me any less able to to provide you with a room on a night we've been sold out for six months, or to jam a second cot into your room with one queen bed because you booked through priceline and that's what they gave you. It just means I'm going to stop dealing with you, and you can call back on Monday when there's a manager available for you to abuse. If I ever see William Shatner, there are gonna be some words, lemme tell you.
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2010-08-12 04:12 pm
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A good friend to whom I completely owe my sanity has loaned me his old laptop for the next two weeks. It's an Acer and it predates God, but it has Explorer, so yay. :D
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2010-08-10 10:55 am
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General Badness

So I might have... um... dropped my laptop? Anyways, now the power cord is really loose, and it will only charge if I have it at JUST THE RIGHT ANGLE. I brought it to Best Buy to see what they could do about it. I thought my warranty had just expired, but it turns out I have 5 days left on it. WOOO! The bad news is that I have to say goodbye to my laptop for two weeks while it goes to the HP laptop pit hospital. And even though there's nothing wrong with it aside from a loose connection, they're going to run a full diagnostic and I run the risk of having my hard drive wiped. Mother. Fuckers.

So now I'm burning everything I don't want to risk saying goodbye to onto DVDs, and trying to decide whether or not I'm going use my whoverse_las skip this week, even though I've got my fic 2/3rds written (in a notebook, thank jebus) and I really don't want to use it this early on.

So basically, I'm going to be doing crazy shit like reading actual books for entertainment for the next two weeks. Weird. Let's see how I do with an ~unplugged life~ for a while.

I'm really going to freaking miss you guys. :(
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2010-08-07 01:01 pm

Countrycide Caption Contest!

Because I am bored and sick (IN AUGUST?! WTH.) and this is what happens.

Find it ~here~ at [livejournal.com profile] tw_gleeclub.

Winners get a v-gift. :)