bending_sickle: (Do not start with me)
Sickle's Rant on Sexist Online Shop Choices: At the Threadless website of awesome shirts, at the bottom of the main page, there's a line saying, Chek out a jillion more designs! All very well and good until I see there's two buttons, Shop Guys and Shop Girly. THIS MAKE SICKLE ANGRY )

ETA: Disregard just about everything in the rant: there was vocabulary failure. [livejournal.com profile] rex_dart explains what's going on: Read more... )


Also, tomorrow in the afternoon my parents and I are off to Palermo, and I'll be back Sunday night, so the usual "I ain't dead" and "spoiler me and die" caveats apply for the weekend.

And in conclusion, [livejournal.com profile] lilithrain's Motivational. Word.



Meme: Good Things:
Day 21: I sent out applications! Four of them!

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* [livejournal.com profile] wtf_sexism, Journal Name
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Oh hai! I'm back on my usual side of the pond, still jet-lagged to all hell, still behind on Links of the Day like no man's business, and missing the whole Chicago experience liek woah. However, on Tuesday Katarina lands - *crosses fingers, because have you seen the snow-covered airports lately* - so there is much squee on the horizon.

Over in Chicago, I finally got my greedy little hands on my - yes, my - novel in all it's book-shaped glory. (There will be photos.) Now I'm almost done with setting everything up for getting Time We Saw a Miracle into book-shaped glory. There's basically just the blurb missing.

Said has now gone through thirteen versions - more information! shorter! longer! - and I'm going a bit cross-eyed. I'm pretty happy with the final result, if only I could decide on that one tiny little word or two. This is where I shine great big puppy-eyes at y'all in the hopes for a little help.

Here is the blurb:
In an armed camp, Chip and his companions find shelter from the infected and cope with life after the apocalypse. As Icarus struggles with the loss of his angelic grace, Chip discovers there is always something more to fear.

Because surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is hard when an Angel of Punishment is tracking them down.

The words in question are "is hard when an AofP is tracking".

So my question is, should it read instead "is hard with an AofP tracking", does that "because" make anyone's eyes hurt, and, in more general terms, on a scale of 1 to suck, how is the blurb?


* Andy Milonakis
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Sickle's "Oh hai, not dead, just in Chicago!" bulletpoint summary of the week: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] yumemisama, here
I need to learn more Chinese. It's a very satisfying language to be angry in. Have you ever seen the tone marks on romanized Mandarin? You could hurt yourself on diacriticals like that. Ranting in Chinese is like riding rough over a rocky mountain sentence, with bad shocks and nothing but a pile of exclamation points to stop you at the end. Whoever you're yelling at just has to hang on for dear life and hope to get through it without hitting anything flammable.

[livejournal.com profile] lodo_bear, here
I hope they forgive us once we've saved them all.


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* Pat Collander
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Sickle Shows Signs of Life, Fails Miserably:

  • I'm on Chapter 7 of 13 in the editing of Nanowrimo 2010. It's actually better than my sleep-deprived memories insisted it was, and there's some elements that keep popping up that give it the illusion of a theme. I'm going to give TfSB an edit as well sometime soon, because a) it's embarrassingly full of typos and b) I want my volunteer internship supervisor to read it first before handing over TWSaM. (I've talked about the book with her a lot, and she's been really supportive and interested in it, and would like to read it, so yays!)

  • Watched L'Herrisson yesterday, a French film about a very intelligent little girl bent on committing suicide on her twelfth birthday, the consierge, a quite woman with hidden depths, and the new Japanese neighbour who courts her. It was wonderful and beautiful, even if the ending made me wail against the world.

  • On Tuesday, the students of Rome - and the whole country - went out in a manifestation which blocked the whole of downtown and the metro. This resulted in my first staring at the closed metro station displaying schopero, then taking bus one so I could connect to bus two, except bus one never went to where it was supposed to connect because the whole center was blocked so I ended up taking a really long tour around downtown, across the river, through a couple tunnels, until I finally managed to get off somewhere near the Vatican and Castel Sant Angelo. I walked to where I was supposed to find bus two, but that was closed to traffic, pretty much, so I ended up walking all the way home in the rain. I got home 3:15 hours after I was supposed to, and most of that was walking. I was displeased.

  • I've been scanning documents like mad these past few days, which while boring and on-my-feet work, it has allowed me to catch up on audiobooks and podcasts. I should probably write this is my profile, but I have mad love for Winchester Radio and Monster Talk (science!) and am currently listening to The Vesuvius Club as recommended by [livejournal.com profile] qthewetsprocket

  • About a month ago I had a meet-and-greet with someone from Organization, where I basically handed over my CV and met the interns, whom I had lunch with at the cafeteria. I also got chatted up by the security guard during the half hour I was waiting to be let into the Organization (crazy security measures of crazy) and he gave me his number, but I've let that slide. I've been meaning to write about that for ages, so here it is.

  • I'm going to Chicago on Sunday - my brother's not coming for Christmas, so I'm the official family representative. I'll be back the 17th and [livejournal.com profile] katarinagram's coming the 21st for the holidays, so there is much squee.



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* Grey's Anatomy
bending_sickle: (Fuck this shit)
Since my brother's not coming across the pond for the holidays, I'm flying to visit him. Cue drama and run-on sentences and italics of anger )

The evening has thus been shite and I still haven't had dinner. Plus yesterday I slipped and fell on my elbow - like, full body weight concentrated on the tiny little joint that is the elbow - because I was stupid ) and now my arm is soresoresore. This calls for a viewing of a gore-filled horror movie with extra hotness (i.e. Friday the 13th of 2009).


Nanowrimo: I have no idea how I'm going to fluff up the ending to make it last 1500 words but by gods, I will finish it tomorrow and there will be kissing.

Excerpt )



48481 / 50000 words. 97% done!


* Drew, Whose Line is it Anyway?
bending_sickle: (Nano - Zombie time!)
Apart from the entries on [livejournal.com profile] sickle_stories, I have a notebook - what used to be an agenda for 2010, but this year hasn't really made me need it - where I jot down scene ideas and snippets of dialogue, and where I try like hell to organize them into some sort of progression. (This happens, that that scene, then this is said, and so forth.) It brings me great squee and sense of accomplishment to cross scenes out with a little \o/ and Yatta!

So far, so good, and by the time Chip heads out on patrol again, he'll have had a heart-to-heart with Icarus (who'll be moping), been assaulted by a demon, and faught off a massive wave of infected (who are anticipating Kezef, who'll show up the next day). That's...a lot of stuff that has to happen.

But the going's still good. I have no idea if the whole is worth anything, but I'm trying to keep all the bits together, keep them moving, and sticking in bits of Chip introspection and panic and angst, because if not it wouldn't be TFSB 2, would it?

...OMG I just realized how pathetically covered in hearts and rainbows the excerpt is. Oh lawdy. It's not supposed to be a "they're soul mates and love each other" thing, but a "they're a team and separate from the others" thing. Oy.

Excerpt )



10667 / 50000 words. 21% done!

Quote of the Day: Buddha (because it made me think of Sam Winchester)
It is better to conquor yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heavon or hell.


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* Misha Collins
bending_sickle: (Now time for the weather)
The Squishy Things and Prickly Things and the Very, Very Cold Things:

  • Squishy: I met [livejournal.com profile] seschat yesterday! (Although "met" is rather a strange word to use, because I've know her for over a year now.) It was fantastic! There were hugs galore! ♥

  • Squishy: [livejournal.com profile] katarinagram's coming to visit this Christmas! Cue the squee!

  • Prickly: I think I've found the focus for Time for Something Biblical 2 (and no, I never actually settled on a definitive title, despite my flailing). I don't mean a thematic focus or general story arc or anything, but rather an overall image that helps coalesce the world in my mind. For TfSB it was the angel dying upstairs and Supernatural's "The End". For TfSB2, it's Kezef, an Angel of Punishment (wrath and destruction), as the central villain (for a given value of "villain"). I like this because it means I can leave the mess of Sam!Lucifer in the background and focus on the apocalypse and angels and Icarus and Chip and oh the squee.

  • Very, Very Cold Things: Yours truly. It's 15 flippin' degrees in the house all the time and I'm freezing. Just to not die as an ice block in my sleep, I've got socks, two shirts, and a neckerchief added to the usual pijama, and I've got stuffed animals - I have no shame! - tucked in on either side of me because they're better than the gaping huge pockets of frigid air, and I'm huddled under the blanket, bed covers, and duvet. Still cold!


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* Titanic (1997)**
** I'm so old!
bending_sickle: (Do not start with me)
There are some things about DVD bundles that make me wish I had a) money to burn and b) access to ways I could burn that money to get shiny things. Some episodes in Supernatural, for example, make me yearn for a chance to listen to commentaries.

Unfortunately, apart from [livejournal.com profile] tracy_loo_who's detailed flailings, I haven't been able to find anything on Kripke, Singer and Edlund's The End commentary. I've googled and tag-haunted until my fingers fell off, and nothing. I'm this close to contacting [livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes, who was fantastic enough to transcribe the commentary for What is and What Should Never Be but I'm scared of coming off as crazy or demanding or whatnot. So can anyone offer any help on that?

You know what else is bothering me by being all "na na!" non-attainable? (No, it isn't any of the boys of Supernatural, because there has to be at least the illusion of attainability for there to be cause for the "na na!" dance.) It's this podbook and its MP3. I've downloaded both of them, but I can't get them to open. Winzip keeps saying "cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive" and WinRAR says "the archive is either in unknown format or damaged". Now, I've downloaded both files a number of times, so I know they're getting in alright, so I don't know. Is this happening to anyone else? I'd just like to check before I go all "waaah, I cannae get podbook!" to the audiofic archive.

...I'm wondering whether there's any community where I could pimp out my Devour picspam review. Just because it took so much time to put together... Must investigate further.


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* Naixoa's The Doctor's Message: Twenty Three Too Tah
bending_sickle: (Dean lays salt)
Sickle's "I can't be bothered to be coherent, have some bullet points instead" entry:

  • I totally had a freakout this morning about getting out of the house or finding something to wear or being on time or something. It wasn't pretty, but it wasn't cripling either. Just a lot of rapid breathing and self-coaxing and mild panic.

  • The cold that's been ravaging my parents this weekend has finally struck me down. My throat's got gnomes scratching their nails down it and my head's hot and squishy.

  • I watched Finding Home yesterday on YouTube because it had Misha. His long blonde hair phase reminded me too much of Karla to be comfortable at first and truly appreciate the view. I liked his character, although like most characters in that movie there wasn't much "character" to go around. I loved how soft-spoken he was, though. (Is there any incarnation of Misha's voice that I do not like? I think not.) The movie itself was decent enough, although you could tell from the story - how it was set up and how certain motifs were played out and repeated - that it was based on a story. Sometimes I felt like smacking the characters, though, and I found the sexual assualt scene incredibly upsetting for some reason, although it wasn't graphic. (I mean, it focused on the "woman fights man off desperately" rather than the "woman stripped and abused" aspect, and it never got too far anyway. I just found it so horrible.)

  • I'm somewhat bored. Although I have quite a bit of things to do, I can't seem to do them. I seem to suck at giving my days structure. I was going to write tonight, but the squishy-headedness and all isn't helping, so I think I'll rewatch Devour and snark at it in written form, which is something I've been meaning to do for a while.

  • I had my first sip of tequila tonight. It really was just a sip. It wasn't anything fantastic, and it burnt a bit, but dad had been going on about how it was the best tequila he'd ever had so I thought, "Hey, I've never tried it, so why not try a good version for the first time?"


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* Bill Bailey, "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" 19x07
bending_sickle: (Now time for the weather)
My parents and I are leaving tomorrow for the week, driving up north across country borders, photographing everything, walking everywhere, and hunting down the delicious things. Dad wants to be out by 6:30 am (like that'll happen, but I still need to wake up appropriately).

Anyway, it's almost tomorrow as we speak (or I type) and I'll be damned if I don't watch Grey's Anatomy because I had a moderately-massive breakdown (packing is my kryptonite, and packing when my mother is in the country is even worse - oh, the disapproval and self-doubt!) and I bloody well deserve it. Besides, what's the difference between sleeping 5 hours or 4? I'm still going to be a zombie.

I'm not going to be connected to the internets: not taking my snazzy iPod because a) why would I need the internet? and sub-clause a) it's not like I've sent out applications this week or even possibly last so it's not like I'm waiting on any replies. Mom was all, "But what do you mean you're not taking the iPod? I thought you had replies to keep an eye on?" Fuck that.

Also, my short story got rejected (no shock, as they only accept 12 each month) and I think I'm going to call it quits on that front. Do not have the mental stamina for that kind of thing, at least not now. I was all panicked about my story not being mine anymore in that I couldn't expand on it without possibly breaching reproduction rights and all that. Feh.

Anyway, have to go zone out happily and catch a few winks before miles and miles of road (sans Winchesters, who'd make road trips awesome).

ETA: Post title and icon appear to be battling it out:
Icon: "Now time for the weather :)"
Post: "But there's no tiiiiiime!"


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* Community Channel
bending_sickle: (Dean lays salt)
1) I have a coin collection (which does not necessarily mean I'm a numismatic - I just hoard the pretty shiny things and am therefore a casual collector). We're going to Switzerland next week, passing through other countries. What does my mom do, then, pray ask? Read more... )


2) My mother has incredibly unrealistic expectations and notions regarding the job market. Read more... )


Question: What is the term for the red domed thing at the entrance in this photo?


40 Days of Supernatural Meme: Day 31 - Your ideal SPN ending? Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Overheard in Chicago, Under the Red Line at Argyle
Guy: "Hey, is that chick crying?"

Girl: (crying) "YES! AND IT'S PROBABLY YOUR FAULT ANYWAY!"

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* Bladerunner
** This is a person, however, who not only opened and read my preteen diary, but corrected the spelling and put massive question marks in the border. And hid behind my bed in my room, then giggled when I walked in and talked to myself thinking I was alone in my room. Honestly, what the fuck?
bending_sickle: (Default)
Not much to recount for the past few days. Yesterday my parents and I went to an open-air classical ballet show by a Kazakhstan group. It went like this: "Wierd... Very weird. And very short. Meh. Again, short. They don't look very confident. Hey, nice! Stop doing really short pieces! I'm getting tired of balettus interruptus! Satyrs! Awesomesauce! You jump, you awesome satyr king you! Oh, these again... Meh. And them again. Look, you just twirled around the stage, I'm not going to clap!. Oooh! constumes of win! Yay, satyr-king guy again! Whoot! And it's over."

Today's my mom's birthday (which means we ate seafood and will dine on champagne) and tomorrow she's off to Spain for the week to hang with her aunt, who's gone off to her holiday house alone and maybe shouldn't be. So mom's stocking the fridge and leaving instructions like my dad and I might just die without her for a few days.

In other news, still psyched on Echo Bazaar. I wish life were a bit more like that. I mean, I wish you could clearly see that this action gets you points in this that area and that you've going to need to stick to that activity if you want to move on to that other one. It's so straighforwardly goal-oriented! *sigh*

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* Echo Bazaar
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Photographs! )

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*Yogi Berra**
** Not to be confused with Yogi Bear.
bending_sickle: (Default)
Instead of telling y'all how miserable I am and how shitty things are and look, I'm not telling, okay? )

Yes. So instead of that, have some fanmixes. The first and last show how I've been feeling lately, which is just fantastic, right?


General - Leaving Home - Hit The Road Running

Subject: Leaving home
Title: Hit The Road Running
Notes: 11 tracks (39 minutes) in mp3 format with cover art.



( Back Cover, Track List and Download Link )



General - Leaving Home With Your Partner - Hit The Road Running (Together)

Subject: Leaving home with your partner
Title: Hit The Road Running (Together)
Notes: 11 tracks (41 minutes) in mp3 format with cover art.



( Back Cover, Track List and Download Link )



General - Death - The Undiscovered Country

Subject: Death
Title: The Undiscovered Country
Notes: 12 tracks (47.5 minutes) in mp3 format with cover art.



( Back Cover, Track List and Download Link )



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* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Not my life)
But you don't have to believe that, and nor does that bright mauve elephant that just cycled past.*


Still not dead, although melting in European Heatwave From Hell.

Went to Bomarzo's Park of Monsters. May even eventually post photos. Wish to note, however, that "Door to Hell" sculpture is actually called "Orco" (i.e. Ogre), which diminishes it somewhat, and that the lobsided house is really really disorienting to be inside.

Got reply to application from French Company No, there's no good news. ) Also got rejection letter in the post from an Environmental Research Place. Helping the environment: you're doing it wrong.

Sorry for the lack of grammar. Heat is hot, laptop is hothothot, translation breaks brains, Sickle is generally worried (sometimes upset), so this results in lack of postage and verbage.

Also, no progress on Story application or the writting of the Crack. Fail and woe! On the plus side, I've gotten three fanmixes almost completely done and I'm working on another one (Globo Sapiens, see tag). Finally.


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* The Last Continent, TPratchett
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Okay, so I'm being incredibly shitting at posting lately. That's simply because the day is too bloody short and I can no longer just hook up the internet via IV direct into my bloodstream like I used to. I've done Things, like:

Wednesday and Thursday I have no idea what happened. Probably not zombies.

Friday I walked for hours and hours in the heat with blisters all over Rome trying to find the spot marked down on my map where I could find a second-hand sale of English books, only to discover, upon arrival, a note stuck on the door saying that if there were a transport strike - which apparently there was, but it was very discrete - the sale would be canceled. Cue Sickle sitting down on the steps and crying in frustration.

Saturday I went to Ostia Antica (which was awesome) by myself (which was even better) and took lots and lots of photographs (which I will share....eventually).

Sunday I went to Castel Gandolfo with my parents (which was right next to where we'd gone the other time, Genzano di Roma) and it went well except for the whole "with my parents" bit which did nothing but result in heartache and anger and utter, utter crap.

After that I went downtown to have dinner with Friend C from Italian class and we talked about cultures, countries, immigration, friendships and the like for four fucking hours and my brain could not take that much socializing and talking but it was nice nonetheless.

Today I went with mom to the neighbourhood where we used to live, back when it was still the 1980's and I recognized our parking lot and it was okay except for the whole "with mom" bit.

I spent most of yesterday writing a blog entry in my head for Blog Like it's the End of the World Day and let me tell you, your day becomes much more interesting once you put on the mindframe of, "What if the zombiepocalypse happens right now?" Unfortunately, I didn't have the energy to write the entry and then today I saw that no one had BLITEOFW anyway. Still, I was hit over the head by a sentence and therefore wrote a zombie drabble. It's here at [livejournal.com profile] sickle_stories.

I also copy/pasted a cracked-out drabble I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] seschat onto [livejournal.com profile] sickle_stories. It's called Eliminate the Impossible and crosses Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man and House, M.D.. Yeah...

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Sickle's Dreams: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Luigi Barzini, The Italians
Dull and insignificant moments in life must be made decorous and agreeable with suitable decorations and rituals. Ugly things must be hidden, unpleasant and tragic facts swept under the carpet wherever possible. Everything must be made to sparkle..!

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* Terry Pratchett**
** Where craic is pronounced crack
bending_sickle: (Happy cup (not helping))
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Quotes of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] living_by_luck, re: Lost finale
Someone, somewhere said:

If you watched it for the characters, you loved [the finale]. If you watched it for the mythology and the simple unanswered questions, you felt like you got conned.

Anon and [livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier
If anyone pisses me, I'll curse them with a long and horrible murder by an 'Extremely Inefficient Weapon'." - ANONYMOUS

("Why a spoon, cousin?" - "Because it will HURT MORE!" -CV)

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Stars, "Heart"
bending_sickle: (OMG)
Photographs! Because I promised [livejournal.com profile] phantmgreeneyes and [livejournal.com profile] seschat is all a-squee. And because I've been absolute shite at posting any for months and months, despite having wanted to. (They're just so much work! The choosing! The uploading! The coding! The fixing of code!)

The Netherlands! Includes Amsterdam, Leiden, The Hague, Scheveningen and the Keukenhof tulip park! )

Spain! Burgos, Barcelona, Cubelles and Hair! )

Rome! )

Risoul! The ski trip! )

Meme - 30 Days - Day 27 → This month, in great detail: Read more... )

3 Memes via [livejournal.com profile] marika_kailaya:
1. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper at their Livejournal.
2. Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
3. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!
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When you see this, post a snippet from your works-in-progress.
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1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six/seven of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!
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Ashes to Ashes: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )

* Anon. or uncredited
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I had a very unsettling dream last, night, which goes fantastically with the upsetting dream I had the day before. Read more... )

In other news, have some Italian music. Specifically, the music listed in my Italian book. Read more... )

Meme - 30 Days - Day 26 → Your week, in great detail: Read more... )

Quotes of the Day: Jim Valvano
To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Ashes to Ashes: Read more... )
Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Spanish proverb**
** Just not one I've ever heard before.
bending_sickle: (OMG)
Life and Times:

The Netherlands - Mom arrived on Thursday evening. We threw out a lot of things (huge bags of clothes, notes, etc.) and packed the rest. A bunch of books and a pair of tennis shoes were sent by land through the mail service for ridiculously cheap prices. I closed a deal with Random Internet Person for the wardrobe for less than 50% of its worth, but the jerk never showed up. The guy who bought my bike complained two weeks later that he couldn't afford all the repairs the bike needed and could I please take it back and refund him, to which I say a) any and all repairs you want to make are unnecessary because the little shit works so just don't do them and stop whining about your budget, b) it's a Dutch bike, and a third-hand one at that: of course it could use repairs, c) seriously?!?!.

On the tourist side, we went to Den Haag and its beach, Scheveningen, ate broodje harrings (raw herring sandwhiches) and gigantic pannenkoeken, went to Amsterdam and its Rijks Museum, and so forth.

Rome - I'm still in the process of finding where to put my stuff, making room, unpacking, trying to make the room mine and not just "that room where I can put my stuff". I've signed up for super-intensive Italian courses (three hours every day, seven days a week, for one month), which was mom's idea. I fear this may sap me dry of energy and leave me unable to job hunt (which hasn't been happening), so feh.

Also, omg I cannot be a week behind in Links of the Day ever again. I might need to cull my reading list... So. Many. Links. *whimper* Oh gods, the tags!


Fandom:

Supernatural - Read more... )

Doctor Who - Read more... )

Ashes to Ashes - I still haven't watched last week's, but I hear there's some epic graffiti. Oh pleasepleaseplease let's have Sam Tyler show up if only for a little bit!

Castle - Patience, my precious.

Lost - Stupid no-new-episode week. Harrumpf.

Agora (Trailer, Wiki) - This movie (which was pretty awesome yet gruesome and made me go, "Oh, the humanity! Religion, why?!?" and also "Holy fuck is Rupert Evans gorgeous, but mrawr is Max Minghella scrumptious" and "It's an elipse! Argh, watching you suffer and research is making me sad I can't help!") touched on a number of moments in characters' lives and psyches that I'm going to have to hunt down for in fanfic, which will probably be futile. Read more... )


Quote of the Day: American Gods, Neil Gaiman
Would you believe that all the gods that people have ever imagined are still with us today? [...] And that there are new gods out there, gods of computers and telephones and whatever, and that they all seem to think there isn't room for them both in the world. And that some kind of war is kind of likely.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Ashes to Ashes / Life on Mars: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): Read more... )
Southern Vampire Mysteries / True Blood: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )

Random: Read more... )


* TPratchett, Small Gods

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