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Dec. 3rd, 2007

A short note... just a pip

Okay, I guess, I've really, really... been neglecting this "journal". For one, I've been busy,and for another, just not inspired... Anyway, there is some good to me peeking on here. I've learned from Terry Moore's blog that his new series is under way, yah!!! It's called Echoe, and for some reason, the set up sounds familar to certain events late in the Strangers In Paradise run. A chick lost in the desert... hmmm. Anyway, I look forward to that, and I need to find out mo(o)re! Heh, heh. Anyhoo, maybe I'll pop in more frequently, maybe not. ;-)
~fin~

Sep. 25th, 2007

Mandatory Update :-P

First off, a quick review of Caitlin R. Keirnan's Threshold, the first full length book I've read by her; it was very disappointing. It had potential, no doubt, and I finished it, which I know, doesn't say a whole lot, but still, there are books I haven't finished. Mainly, I place the fault at the characters feet, they pissed me off, and not in a challenging way, but in an infuriating, impatient way. I ended up not caring two flips about them, and that's really sad, because the one short story I read by her called The Escape Artist collected in the Sandman : book of dreams collection was really touching on that level for sure... Secondly, there were stylistic issues that were confusing to the intent of the narrative. Sometimes, I just wasn't sure what the fuck was up, even after the end, were I guess, it kinda made sense, it was not like a revelation, only more resentment. Blah.

Now, I've finally started Garp after several detours... 

I was very disappointed with Heroes' season two debut... I can't believe the some of the character re-treading going on... Claire back in school with rival cheerleaders, a strange boy and struggling to hide her powers? It's like a note for note do over without the threat of Sylar, at least, so far. Snooze.  Peter in Ireland tormented by that "His name is Robert Paulson" guy from FightClub? with amnesia? *eye rolling* Hiro in the past with this lame ass Kensai(sp?) plotline? Ugh. Another bully boss, ala, LOST, so pathetically cartoonish!!! Bleach! Shit, I'm trying hard to recall something I liked... heck, it's odd when you think Parkman & Molly are the best thing you can remember. And oh yeah... the immigrant "heroes" with the scanners problem... puhlease... the plotline is almost wholesale lifted from freaking a last season HOUSE episode!!!!  Sulu's lame death. Argh, I'm getting mad all over again. I've read that one of the creative team has left for another show, I hope that isn't a bad sign.

Speaking of FightClub, if you ever have the chance to read the book, it's okay... but in my opinion, the movie is a far superior "experience", and I'd recommend seeing it before reading the book. The book is an easy read though.

Nothing else much is going on... I managed to make it out to Panoptikon last week... a great time was had, however briefly.

*Note to mailman: quite stealing and/or breaking my Netflix, dammit!!!

Sep. 17th, 2007

Whither?

It seems like I may have abandoned this place, but it just hasn't been a priority... so, I thought I'd drop a line or two.
Work has kept me on the Vampire shift, and after about two or three months, it has been taking a real toll on me. Last week, was somewhat a break, but still, I'm desperate for a vacation, if only to see the sun a bit before fall comes rolling completely in. Gah, I'm wrung out.

Recently, I watched Shortbus, and man, if you can't make it through the opening vignettes with the sex in them, you won't make it through the movie. I loved the animated New York, it was awesome, but I'll admit, I found a lot of the acting to be really amatuerish, comical, and yet, I found myself moved anyway. Weird. I really like that song by Azure Ray... some much music to catch up on. Both my Amazon wishlist and Netflix queue are becoming monsters!!!
I visited a new club last night, basically to see an old bartender of mine and support a new fave DJ of mine. The place was funky cool, and the music was good, but for a person like me, with a degree of social anxiety... it was way too intimately small and uncrowded. Thus, I would have been tempted to drink too much to relax, so I left after the DJ's set. Another negative was that there wasn't a really good dance space there.

Aug. 6th, 2007

I had weird dreams about kitty cats-

-and one even spoke to me, although, I can't remember what it said.

So, I haven't posted an entry here in awhile... I feel like I haven't got much to say, yet I guess I will ramble a bit anyway. I'm pretty much back on a regular schedule, which is bad... because I will just have to re-adjust again in a bit. 
Anyways, supposively, according to my older sis, this LitterRobot thing works pretty well... take that as a pet sitter's testimonial. Evidently, just mentioning it's existence to her more well to do clients was enough for them to plunk down the $300(or so) dollars to have it. And so, sad, she doesn't get a cut of that. LOL. Tell you, true, I'd try it too, dammit, if I had that kind of discretionary laying about. I am skeptical it would work well with my large cats, and that they would accept it...

http://www.litter-robot.com/Default.aspx?ac=1
Oooo, it comes in black, too.
http://www.amazon.com/Litter-Robot-Automatic-Self-Cleaning-Black/dp/B000LJFQF4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-2946551-6776720?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1186433695&sr=8-2
I did visit an amusing Peanuts as if done by Charles Bukouski today, but it had some pop-up shite, so I'm not going to link it.
Also today, I finally saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and I was pretty well happy with it, I must say. A very nice visual sense for most of the film, especially the first part. There was some pacing and issues with characterization which I think just comes about because of the necessarily truncated screenplay versus a full fledged book. I think most of the casting was spot on, except for some reason, Umbridge, who somehow, less irritated me than I thought she should. I couldn't put my finger on the why, and I also just chalked it up to the necessary evils of a book to film translation. Still, a great filmgoing experience.
A nice treat beforehand was a full fledged preview for The Golden Compass which I just recently read. I was surprised at some of the visual and stylistic choices but very much encouraged by the cast lined up for the parts, etc. It will be quite interesting to see how this book trilogy comes across because, in my opinion, of course, while touching on spiritual issues, the books seem to come from almost an spiritual "athiest" point of view. It's hard to explain, and I don't want to blow the books, for those who may read them. Honestly, I would think the books would be kind of more controversial, but I may have missed it. I don't even recall where I got the inkling to read the trilogy, it may have been simply an Amazon suggestion or somebody I knew mentioned it or something... They've been on my wishlist awhile til I got them.
Stardust opens this Friday, and I'm pretty psyched about seeing it, despite some reservations.
Work's been going okay with a little drama here and there, but my aches have aches now...

Tah, for now~>



Jul. 17th, 2007

Stay Thirsty My Friend

Gah, if I wasn't already certain I've been living with a certain low-grade depression... I'm certain I've fallen lower today. Given my state, and upcoming obligation, I guess it's not too surprising. I'm ready for that vacation... I'm  ready to visit Australia, or anyplace far away from here and the heat.*le sigh
A couple of amusing links:
http://www.slate.com/id/2170388/nav/ais/ which is a link to an article about a Toyota ad caimpagn where you hunt the Sheeple's. LOL!
http://www.designverb.com/2007/06/11/tunnel-house which a link to a house with a tunnel through it! LOL!
It makes me think of the vortex from Evil Dead. :-)
I finished reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman today, a good read for the most part. I'm not sure what I'm going to start reading next, along with the other occasional bits.
On a lighter note, I've spent most the day postwhoring against a personal nemesis that I had selected. Once I reach my goal, I probably won't care anymore. ;-)

Jul. 16th, 2007

Two bits of poetry and a microphone...

My servitude in a lower circle of Hell begins tomorrow... I wonder if that is why my mood is low? Nevertheless, despite being somewhat drained energywise lately, things are good, almost decent. :-)

Two works in progress, technically, although, I rarely return to them. Just some chum to fill out the page.

Forgotten Musings

If, in a death, I should slip away

My heart at rest, my mind at peace

There could be a new light

On a new stage

Where all forgotten dreams and longings

Meet to put on their plays

Moments of possibility and impossibility

Actualized

The audience would be all the forgotten muses

Decked out in their finest raiment

A party for eternity

Intermissions between each new play

Each tear of sadness wiped dry

Each smile of joy another way

For my heart to beat again

My mind to race once more in exaltation

One would hope some small fragment would remain

Of joy attained

Down through esoteric paths

And finally to you

Conveyed


Deathsong for a Muse

To my abused, unused muse

How you died on that empty stage

Houselights dim

A spotlight on you

Darkness shrouding your eyes

In shadow

You sang

Your song

Of lover lost

Empty wastelands of loneliness

And imagination wasted

Once a great refuge

Now a silent realm

And still you sing

To empty seats

And a leaky roof

Rain that smears the colors grey

How you waited for me

To reach out and draw you

From the spotlight

And take your pride

Your spirit

Into my heart

Outstretched arms as if waiting embrace

A light of your own I could not take

Am I the flower that whithers

In darkness of despair

Still you sing

Still you reach

Glitter falls slowly like lazy stardust

Hope still beats in me

Commands me to reach

Even as misery claws me back

I must crawl to the theater floor

Down below center stage

To hear you better

A song that departs

Broken but with beauty

From a dying muse

 

 

Jul. 11th, 2007

A Short Post~>

Me, Simpsonized, with a lil' tweaking by me, until I became too tired to mess with it...


This fun can be found at the SimpsonsMovie website...
http://www.simpsonsmovie.com/main.html

*Oof, away I go, for now.

Jul. 9th, 2007

(no subject)

So, I was perusing the myspace of a band I like... Buffalo Tom, and I suddenly, remember that last night I had had a vivid dream of browsing through a sales rack with copies of their new album "Three Easy Pieces". I had totally forgotten this dream!!! Anyway, I guess it was a subconcious reminder since their new album goes on sale tomorrow. Weird.

A while ago, I complained about not finding any good pics of the 7-11 to Kwik-E-Mart conversion... so a friend of mine, sent me a link of some pretty decent pics. I looked at a few, but the Dallas ones weren't that great, but today on a Gothic Message board I saw a link to some that were pretty darn good, and funny to boot. Hmmm, the link posting thing doesn't seem to like me. Anyway- 
http://occupant272.livejournal.com/21596.html


I went riding my bike for the first time in ages, boy were certain muscles complaining... and I live in a hilly area. No sign of rain, I guess the killer heat will soon be here.

Nothing much else going on, except I am dreading next week...


Jul. 7th, 2007

A Sproing is a Spring that has Sprung!

Here, here! Okay, I'm one beat fellow. A former co-worker that I hadn't seen in awhile showed up today, and said, you look tired, and I suddenly, realized, wow, I do feel tired. And no wonder, I've been working my butt off, anticipating- dreading what's to come... Oh, dear, July 12th.  Anyway, now, I am relaxing, laundry at least done...

While the 12th is a dreadeth day, the 13th is not, for it heralds the return of Harry Potter to the big screen. As stated before in MySpace Blog of mine, I had had a Harry Potter movie marathon earlier this year, viewing all of the Potter Movies in succession. My least fave of the series, The Goblet of Fire, fared better on the small screen. And since, I have an alzheimer memory, I'm not all sure what transpires in The Order Of The Phoenix, and since, I haven't re-read the books, I won't miss what's missing, till later. ;-) I'm curious to see if Mad Eye Mooney returns with much screen time, he is my favorite Andy Richter clone. :-p. I've heard Transformers is enjoyable, but it's just not a priority for me.

Witness; the Power of Vinyl Pants! Since I have returned to my vinyl wearing ways, after a long respite, due to other obligations & retired vinyl(!), I've been approached by several strangers, and even received more open conversation from past aquaintences. One such stranger, actually a person I had admired from afar, startled the hell out of me. Unfortunately, as I spoke to this person, an unexpected ugliness reared it's head. I've had many "big" girlfriends and family members that are/have been larger size, and one thing, I cannot abide, is fat person who becomes thin and loses touch and let's it go to their head. I mean, great for you, honestly, I'm glad... but you are one serious accident or unfortunate event away from ugliness(gah, being scarred, whatever!) again, so what's the point of the hate? I sincerely hope I was misreading that person's perspective, and since, I didn't know this person, I didn't see any point in going in-depth. Just disappointing is all.

Not much else going on, just work, a respite from rain, finally(!), and  the awespecious arrival of the Summer Heat! Just in time for the kiddos getting ready to go back to school! LOL!

I'll be messing with the LiveJournal more as time, computer & interneet co-operate. Never fear, C~>

Laterz~>

Jul. 5th, 2007

~BOP!~ First Post

After some thought, and well placed hrrrumph! I have decided to open a Live Journal Acct. Whether it will be as sinctillating or tantalizing as modern entertainment... we shall see!

I just finished Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett the other night, and it was by far the funniest of Rincewind the great Wizzard's adventures that I've read so far.
 

Anyway, toodles for now, this was mostly a test. ;-)
~>