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While going through an old purse, I found several items that I had completely forgotten existed, including a note from an ex-boyfriend. I'm not reading that one, nor posting it here. I am, however, amused by my "Things to know in Ireland (and things I've learned)". Here are the entirety of the contents.

Paperwork is annoying. Nobody likes filling out paperwork.
Alcohol and sex are bad for you. (Note: I have absolutely no idea why I wrote this. I drank while there, yes, but I definitely did not have sex with anyone.)
Twas the sancta Maria Polorsa that crashed.
"Stand clear, luggage doors operative" is only annoying when spoken my multiple voices.
No matter how hard we try, we will always arrive late to our next appointment.
No respectable hotel runs out of rashers at 7am.
If you don't like potatoes, why are you on this trip?
Soil comes in colors other than red.
You will buy more than you expected.
Always believe Michael when he says that it will be cold, but do not always when he says it is warm.
Christmas lasts forever in Ireland (and so do the sales).
Inevitably, limericks will turn out dirty.
Every single tour guide...

And it stops. I believe the last one was supposed to be something to the effect that every tour guide starts with the same phrase in Gaelic. We were all able to parrot it back at the end, but I don't remember it nor the translation. Something to the effect of "Hello and welcome. You can't understand me right now because I'm speaking in Gaelic".
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I think one of the birds is trying to build a nest in my wreath on my front door.

Poor thing will have to find a new spot, as I keep disrupting the bundle of grass and such.

In other news, I'm stressed out about a million different things. Therefore, I'm immersing myself into various fandoms and media as much as possible. This theoretically should make for moderately entertaining LJ posts, but I seem to be unable to sit still and think about things for more than five minutes together. I have comments that I've been working on for a week to various people that I've not been able to finish.

I'd like my brain back.

Mary Sues

Apr. 18th, 2010 03:32 pm
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Apparently there's a discussion about Mary Sues going on in fandom? People are having arguments and disagreements about whether they are good or bad or whatever.

I don't see how this is a discussion. It's a phase of writing that everyone goes through. It's a fun thing to do for oneself. It doesn't make for a particularly good story outside of your head.

What's the issue?
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New Cosplay is officially on

Meet Kay Faraday. I already own boots, socks, and my hair is officially long enough to pull off that hairstyle. How do I know? Because my hair is now in that hair style right this moment. And it is brushing my shoulders. Although it needs more reinforcement than three rubberbands.

Thank you, [ profile] flutingfrenzy.

EDIT: Correction. It is officially resting on my shoulders.
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I have been checking for this chapter some three or more times a day for the past four days. FINALLY. WORTH THE WAIT.
clodia_risa: (Kara's Bonfire)
Movies I'm adding
The Last Station
The Secret of Kells
Crazy Heart (because of Maggie Gyllenhaal)
The Secret in their Eyes

Movies moving up the queue
Inglorious Basterds
The Princess and the Frog
The Dark Knight (I've already seen it, I just want to see it again)
The White Ribbon
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Movies that I'm undecided on
An Education. Did you see that cast?

Movies that are never making the list ever
A Serious Man

And where do I go to see all these short films? I've been wondering that for years, and I've never figured it out.
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Every time I see a Phoenix Wright secret I wonder if its [ profile] flutingfrenzy. And every time (thus far) I know it's not. Either it doesn't fit her preferences, or every "secret" is one she would have told me by now.


Feb. 27th, 2010 02:12 pm
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There are AMVs which are amazing because of their editing. There are some which excel due to the choice of music. There are some which capture the essence of the series, or a character, or of part of the mood of the story. The best AMV I've ever seen has to be "Hold Me Now" for Princess Tutu. Because damn.

However. This AMV has stolen my heart. Not that it's the cleanest or best edited one I've ever seen. But it does a decent job. The choice of song and pairing is priceless. Priceless. It's Lady Gaga's Bad Romance for Joker/Harley. All the clips are taken from Harlequinade and Mad Love. I'm gonna go watch it again.
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So [ profile] flutingfrenzy and I were talking about FMA characters and Ace Attorney characters that would get along. But really, it's not so much that they get along, but that they're highly analogous in either personality or plot structure. I kept thinking after we finished talking, and here's my final list of characters who are similar or would have hilarious conversations together.

Spoilers? Maybe? )

Just had to get that out of my head.


Feb. 17th, 2010 04:51 pm
clodia_risa: (Go Boom)
I'm ready to have a real job with steady hours. Not just so I can have regular hours, but so I don't have to keep explaining and keep explaining to certain members of my D&D group what the hell retail hours entail. Can they not understand that I don't know my schedule week to week? That if I'm going to have a certain night off, I need to know several weeks in advance? I can't just switch back and forth from meeting on Sunday to Thursday back and forth. Argh.

Frustration also mounting due to the fact that I've asked for Sunday nights off, and work scheduled me this Sunday anyway. I'm sure they had a reason, but I'm still frustrated.


Feb. 12th, 2010 10:13 pm
clodia_risa: (Iris)
I have this huge long thoughtful post about Vagina Monologues as performed by women of different ages and classes and times in their life and stuff, but I'm too tipsy to write it, so here's the summary. V-Day in college was better at the angry and sad and simple and young pieces. V-Day as performed by middle aged women is better at the more complicated and older and dealing with repression pieces. Also, I love V-Day. And it was worth seeing yet again. And I've picked up a volunteer form for our Shelterhouse, and I'm going to look into giving them some of my time starting next week.


Feb. 11th, 2010 07:07 am
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So I just realized that this weekend is Valentine's Day, and so this weekend is when V-Day is being performed. And I knew months and months ago that four of the best actresses in the theater were performing it, but I forgot and they're not advertising it because it's adult and scandalous and now it's sold out!

Okay, I couldn't have gone to the Saturday night one anyway. Sunday I work until right before show time. I think I'll swing by on Friday and see if I can sit in the light booth. I've let enough people sit in while I've been in charge, I think I should be okay. Hopefully.
clodia_risa: (Go Boom)
Upon [ profile] copperbadge's recommendation, I've watched the first three episodes of White Collar. It's fun! The characters are nice, I like the mysteries, I'm enjoying each episode. Sometimes I giggle. I know that this show is getting a lot of fandom love right now. I'm not quite getting the obsessive love yet, but I'm quite fond of it already. I'll definitely be trying to catch up to the current episodes.

But LEVERAGE. OMG. I've only watched the first episode. I'm already in love. I watched it because of Gina Bellman (and that was the right decision because she's delicious in this). I had to look up Christian Kane because I did not recognize MotherFucking Lindsey from Angel. And I'm sure I've seen Timothy Hutton in something before. I adore this show. It's already snappy and clever and all of the characters are just tons of fun. It's so stylish (the skyshots as they separate) and although I could kinda guess the ending, I didn't guess all of it and it was so much better than I thought it was going to be.

I'm starting to realize that I really really love ensemble shows more than shows which are about 1-3 people or nominally an ensemble show but really about 1-3 people. This. Is definitely ensemble. Even though Nathan is definitely the lead (gets all the ideas and is the leader), each character has a chance to shine and even to show him up. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of it. Squee!
clodia_risa: (Iris)
I have three directors who make me cry with joy every time I hear they are doing a new project. Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, and Neil Jordan. Jordan has a film coming out this summer called Ondine which looks to be based on a fairy tale that I've not read and now refuse to read until I've seen the film. Everyone knows what del Toro is up to. And Nolan has Inception coming out this summer. And he's just confirmed that he's doing Batman 3. And he's going to oversee the latest Superman reboot. The last isn't quite as exciting to me as the others, but I'm actually more interested in seeing Superman if he's in charge rather than...well, anyone else.

Also - the Deadpool movie seems to be going along at a good clip. The writers say that Ryan Reynolds checks to make sure that the script and dialogue are Deadpool-ish enough, and they admit that its very helpful as he knows Deadpool more than them. I am so excited for that movie.
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