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26 March 2011 @ 02:06 pm
Diana Wynne Jones Has Passed Away

British fantasy and science fiction writer Diana Wynne Jones has reportedly died. [...] Jones' death is a huge loss in the literary world and for millions of fans who have cherished Jones' many books through the decades.

Among those fans: Neil Gaiman, author of such well-known works as American Gods, Coraline and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman Tweeted about his friend's death early on Saturday, saying, "Rest in Peace, Diana Wynne Jones. You shone like a star. The funniest, wisest, writer and the finest friend" and adding simply, "I miss you."

Diana Wynne Jones was not sitting idle after her 2009 lung cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments for the disease. According to reports, Jones was still writing and, around the time of her death, was "in the midst of a book, with plans for another." One can only hope that Jones' words find their way to fans in coming years, offering them more spectacular stories to spark the imagination.

they need to put them all back into print yesterday.

I'm legitimately tearing up... Aaah, she was so amazing. I regret never writing to tell her how much I loved her books. I'm not very good at accomplishing things.

I can't really explain why she was one of, if not my favorite author. Something about her style ceaselessly charmed me. It could always brighten my mood, always make me smile. It was clever and smart and hugely creative, her worlds so rich and real, her characters so strong and flawed in compelling ways, such fun to read. Her books were "for kids" but they never felt that way. YMMV, but I just.
we feelin': crushedcrushed
25 December 2010 @ 07:18 pm

/Happy Holidays!

... belated for those in other countries D: ♥

sorry for doing what I always do.

p.s. i totally called ishida gettin' owned...
we at: new yawk
28 November 2010 @ 04:46 am
I saw HP7 (to my surprise!) and loved it (though, am in despair of seeing Percy in the next one & especially yearned for Dudley's goodbye and ... would tap Head Snatcher yessir). Now, however, am feeling pretty blah. So, BLEACH post! I meant to do this two weeks ago, then last week, because of how good it was to be an Ishida fan at that time, buuuut.

But, my time-management still leaves a lot to be desired. I need to get it together and ... anyhoodle. Despite ever-yearning for dome resolve, I'm liking BLEACH a lot. It helped that until 428, Ishida was in every chapter~ and heck, he was at least on the color page this time around! (Poor Dordonii. :|)

So beneath the cut expect a lot of that, duh. IN WHICH I DISCUSS URAHARA AS HIS SUGAR DADDY, THE OBVIOUS EARLY-BLEACH-POST-TS PARALLELS, AND... SHOES. There is a horrific photoshop relevant to that point hidden within.

ps i really liked this title page:

KT has all the subtlety of a brick?Collapse )

BEEN WATCHING STAR DRIVER. IT'S. INSANE. I wish Sugata's character had been handled better / at all prior to episode 8, but 8 was still pretty awesome. I want more of: Benio, Highschool Wife, Simone & Takashi, and the maidens. Esp. KEITO, fish girl & head. Would also like for the trio to be believably that.

oh, happy belated thanksgiving americans! I'm thankful for all of you, though I'm shit at showing it.
we feelin': depresseddepressed
we jammin': voxtrot - raised by wolves
06 November 2010 @ 09:32 pm
now with horrendous photoshopping 8)

Two more below the cut :3

06 November 2010 @ 05:57 pm

I totally hit the midnight moments (well USA) in plurk, but t-this will have to do, sorry LJ. LOL I'm such a freak, I've been looking forward to this day for weeks, despite having no plans. Yeah, I know. Freak.

Soon there will be a post featuring a hideous photoshop for his birthday. But first, GOOD TIME FOR NEW BLEACH THOUGHTS, RIGHT? BECAUSE IT'S SO GOOD RIGHT NOW. Ishida actually changed his hair a little.

Thus, spoilers for BLEACH 424 & 425 - 17 month time skip!Collapse )

In other news, I owe a zillion tags and two more tricks for that halloween meme. And have a Mandarin mid-term on Monday. And I need to get dinner started right now for grandma. BUT THAT PHOTOSHOP WILL COME.

/edits this post to add more thoughts forever...
we feelin': anxiousanxious
30 October 2010 @ 06:53 pm
(in x hours)

1) Create a graphic (200 x 200 max size) to represent your personal "candy". It should have your username on it, but otherwise can feature whatever you want. Make it something special since it's self-representative.

2) Make a post with the subject "trick or treat?". Put your "candy" somewhere in it, and be sure to repost these instructions.

3) Then, go around other people's LJs and reply to them with either "trick" or "treat". If you reply with "trick", they will give you an LJ/Plurk/AIM/etc. dare that you have to perform before taking their candy. If you're too wimpy for that, simply say "treat" and take their candy.

4) List all your collected candies in your original "trick or treat?" post to show off your collection!

I can only promise to offer really bad tricks. I am not creative ): But I know you really want that beautiful candy.

This one's~ earnings~!: ~~~~Collapse )
we feelin': distracted
we jammin': nbc - this is halloween
29 October 2010 @ 09:51 pm
WILL A BLEACH POST EVER COME? Maybe once I've done my bazillion backtags and shit.


why are 99.99% of beer ads completely revolting?


Those evil Asians, lolol. Bonus? The extras didn't know for what they were being filmed:

It was filmed at a community college (NOVA in Alexandria VA) and when we got there, the production team did tell us about the ad, but in a misconstrued kind of way. I know that the ad was about the US deficit and they did tell us the premise of the ad (taking place in the future, and we all supposed to be "chinese" students in a lecture). I saw the commercial and it's pretty intense and one thing I did not know that the commercial would do, is put this almost red-scare type of fear in the eyes of Americans (effectiveness wise, the political ad works, not saying I agree with the tactics).

What's interesting is that the production team told us that we would all be laughing in the commercial because the "Chinese Professor" said something funny, so there were multiple shots where we all "laughed" after the "Chinese Professor" said his so called, "joke."
we jammin': the dresden dolls - sing
29 October 2010 @ 12:35 am
I intended to make an entry about BLEACH. (Actually, a few, because sundialing & I had been sloppily rereading it during the hiatus) (You are not surprised).

But, when I finally got to it, there are things! That are making me unhappy! In the world! so I'm going to share those links instead. SOME OF THESE ARE OLD, but I want to have them in one easy place so that the next time I am at an Extra Help Session with a student, trying to be a good TA as my brain explodes because she believes women are inferior and sexism doesn't affect her... I can whip this shit out with ease.

Girl Raped When Used as Bait --
"Teachers and administrators knew that one of their students had been sexually harassing and propositioning girls at Sparkman Middle School in Alabama. However, no action had been taken against him by the school. So one teacher decided on the same tactic as Upper St. Claire's principal: girl-as-bait. The teacher coerced 14-year-old B.H.J., an African-American student who had reported being repeatedly sexually harassed, into meeting her tormentor in a bathroom, assuring her that they would "catch him." But nobody followed B.H.J. into the bathroom, and nobody stopped her from being raped; the teacher simply went back to her classroom and waited."

Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad for Refusing to Cheer for Her Rapist

Male Rand Paul Supporter Stomps Head Of Female MoveOn Member ... & ... Wants Her to Apologize to Him

Gawker Publishes Man's Account of One Night Stand with Christine O'Donnell -- not linked to the actual article, but the blog from which I heard about it. I disagree with her politics (... Constitutional Government Fellow, had no idea the First Amendment established the separation of church and state?) but this is disgusting.

Ken Bucks: Vote for Me Because I Don't Wear High Heels

I'm so mad, and what's worse is that these are a handful of things I've noticed in the past week or two. My shit attention span gets hyper-focused for brief periods. This is just America's bullshit, not the horrible things happening everywhere else in the world. And there's so much more of America's bullshit!! That Maire Claire article on fat people, how I'm totally into the Rally for Sanity except for the fact that the title is massively ablist so I'm also about it. The upcoming elections... ...

I don't even have opinions I just have shock and numbness and anger.

(and ot but I don't even want to use LJ anymore or give it money because of something something something and something except...)
we jammin': the firebird band - obsessive compulsive
30 September 2010 @ 04:23 pm
/creeps back onto LJ?

MEME courtesy of sundialing & yuujisou & anyone else who did it:

o1. Answer each of the questions using the flickr search engine.

o2. Choose a photo from the first three pages.
o3. Copy the URL of your favorite photos to make a mosaic here.
o4. Then share with the world. [SAVE, then upload]

1. First Name
2. Favourite Food
3. Hometown
4. Favourite Colour
5. Celebrity Crush
6. Favourite Drink
7. Dream Holiday (it's all sundialing's fault...)
8. Favourite Dessert
9. What I Want To Be When I Grow Up
10. What I Love Most In The World
11. One Word That Describes Me
12. My Nickname

I take so much time between entries, I tend to feel like covering everything would take too much space. A BRIEF RUN-DOWN:

Can't afford jackshit. No health insurance, so out of pills ):. Mom gave me some money, but... still need to get myself in order. Meanwhile, feel inordinately frustrated sometimes. Poor grandma. Taking Mandarin! I like my professor a lot. But, have to ride a bike to class everyday and despite doing everything right, I couldn't get the damn handlebars to adjust. Also a TA for that Political Science class I took Spring Quarter. Hippy team meetings every Monday. Too much hugging. SENT OFF THE LAST EMERSON PAYMENT, I'LL BE ABLE TO LIIIIVE BY LIKE... DECEMBER. Maybe by next April I'll be able to get a PS3 finally x_x one year.. behind... OR I COULD SAVE UP TO VISIT sundialing IN TURKEY SOMEDAY hmmm

Reading/Keeping up with... Fairy Tail, D. Gray-man, BLEACH (:| latest chapter was fine, though I didn't love _ and _ and the other thing ... never going to stop wishing Ishida had died). GOT PAST 100 IN ONE PIECE but paused to do RP stuff and haven't resumed the groove. Need to refresh in Pandora Hearts and catch up. Any recommendations?

Backlog of deaaath plus shit i've been in the middle of forever. I WILL BEAT YOU FFVI I WON'T LET YOU GET AWAY FROM ME THIS TIME. Remind me to make a post with the PSX emulator and my FFVII ROM uploads.

Actually finished something! Easy read though, so may not count. The Hunger Games ala Suzanne Collins. Agree with ruxi about the first person never quite settling for me, but I liked it otherwise. ORDERED BOX SET COS WAS MEGA ON SALE. Dude I love Amazon? Free shipping should take 5-8 days, I GOT IT IN TWO DAYS. Along with Diana Wynne Jones' Enchanted Glass

fff over-extended as always WHAT AM I DOING sorry what am i doing... I need to get a Shizuo post out in polychromatic stat, and figure out. Stuff. But damned is going well... i tentatively say... APPLICATIONS OPEN NEXT SATURDAY 10/9 /makes eyes at

Tripped over Durarara!! 12.5 on Cruncyroll with alory_shannon & sundialing. FUNNY TOM FACES AND WE SAW THEIR MANAGER YESSSSS... also a tree was uprooted so my life was made.
we at: san jose
we feelin': blankblank
we jammin': radiohead - the national anthem