Okay this time I'm looking for a book.

  • Jul. 1st, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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Hello internet! I come to you once again hoping that the combined powers of my two flists will lead me to an answer that has been haunting me for years.

So, a long, long time ago, I read this book (or maybe it was a short story? I think it was actually a short story) about this dude who, I think, landed on an island? He may have had other people with him, he may not have. But stuff happens, as things tend to do in stories, and he was exploring the island or whatever when these giant versions of, uh, regular animals (or maybe regular bugs? I don't remember, just that they were real except for the fact that they were fucking massive). And so he was running from them, and thinking that as long as he got to the beach, he'd be safe, and he could get in his boat and get the fuck out of there. Except, when he got to the beach, and was all "fuck yeah safe!" these giant snails started crawling out of the ocean. And it mentions their razor sharp teeth or something. And then I'm pretty sure he gets eaten.

Does anybody have any fucking clue what I'm talking about? I am 99% sure that the snail thing is accurate, but not so sure about the rest of it.

ETA: FOUND! Thanks to the magic of [personal profile] some_stars! It's "The Quest for Blank Claveringi" in Patricia Highsmith's Eleven. GOD I LOVE THE INTERNET.

BUT ALSO: PICTURE OF A CAT: My cat is the best cat. )

I have nothing interesting to say today.

  • Mar. 28th, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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(like the collection of vampire fangs the Wardens in the United States, me and Ramirez, mostly, had gathered in the course of several skirmishes over the past year)

Uh... Harry... you're treading dangerously close to serial killer territory there. I mean, once you start taking souvenirs from your victims the people you kill, I think you need to take a step back and reevaluate your life. Between this and Thomas' serial killer room in his apartment, I am starting to be kind of worried about you guys.

In boring news, I dropped by the grocery store today to buy groceries and a splatter shield because I'm sick of cleaning a shit ton of grease off my stove every time I make a burger. And I had twenty bucks. So, okay then, I can't buy any lunch foods, but whatever, I still have a ridiculous stockpile of tuna. Yogurt and cheese and pre-split bulkie rolls and name brand cottage cheese are for losers anyway. Then, as I was back at the car, and had loaded my groceries into the back, I opened my wallet to put the receipt in there. And realized that there was forty bucks sandwiched in between two ones. At the front of my neatly-organized-by-increasing-denomination wallet.

Motherfucker.

I love my cats )
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Hey Livejournal! How are you?

I'm working on a paper that was due last night, worrying about a group paper due on Thursday that we haven't started working on yet, and fretting about a couple assignments that are due tomorrow. And I'm trying to work on a fic rec post but I can't until I finish my school stuff so I am kind of worried I am not going to get to it today. So! You have two missions, should you choose to accept them!

  1. One of the assignments due tomorrow is to come in with a list of five objections to our proposed solution to a social issue. My issue is "People living in poverty are forced to eat shit food" and my solution is "Pay people a living wage for god's sake and also increase bus routes and grocery stores in food deserts." Would anyone care to suggest a reason why people would oppose this? I WOULD BE MUCH OBLIGED.

  2. Tell me something good that happened to you today! If nothing good happened to you, tell me something good that happened this week, or this month, or this year, or this century, etc. Let's all cheer each other up by talking about how not shit life can be sometimes!

Now I must go figure out how to lock Benry out of the chemicals cabinet since she keeps chewing on the rubber band and eat a burger.

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LAST INTERVIEW YESSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Feb. 20th, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Still not good at school

  • Feb. 3rd, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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Apparently, this week is the week I start fucking up everything to do with school. Or, at least, the week where I start wanting to fuck up everything by not going to class and not doing any work because lying in bed and sleeping is much more appealing than, you know, writing papers and doing things like getting dressed.

MY KITTIES: STILL ADORABLE.

Evidence: )

OH MY GOD IT'S LOSTNESDAY!!!!!

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Meme + Cat Picture

  • Jan. 31st, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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I've had this post box open for something like twenty minutes, and I still have nothing to say. I'm watching Ice Road Truckers because I have nothing else to do. So far, it does not look that scary at all! But also, I am only 9 minutes into the first episode.

I want to talk about fandoms. So let's do a meme:

Give me one character from a book or book series, film or film series, or TV show that I know (because I don't want to offer opinions about characters I know nothing about) and I will tell you:

1. My OTP for them.
2. Runner-up pairing.
3. Honourable mention(s).
4. Crack pairing(s).
5. Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't.


Also, have a picture of Benry and Lacey )

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Meme + Cats

  • Jan. 29th, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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Comment with the name of a female character (in any show, movie, book, comic, etc that you think I'm familiar with) and I'll tell you one thing I love about her. In return, you can do the same in your journal (if you like!).

In other news, Benry's collar is ridiculously big on her; it hangs halfway down her chest and the dag dangles below her sternum. It is insanely adorable, and I'm going to be so sad when she grows into it.

Benry with her huge collar

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OH CATS, also: screenshots

  • Jan. 26th, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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It makes me lol how different my cats' personalities are. I've always had super easy-going cats, which Lacey is not and Benry is slowly learning to be.

They like to sleep on my laptop's power cord, mostly because it drapes off my leg and they like to sleep next to my leg. So when I put my laptop off to the side in order to get up, the cord ends up wrapped around whoever's sleeping there.

Now, Murphy. When he wakes up, he sniffs at the cord and then either goes back to sleep or extricates himself from it as gracefully as he can. Benry, on the other hand, attacks the cord and beats the shit out of it, because god knows she has to protect the bed from all evil power cords. Lacey, ahahahahaha, Lacey freaks the fuck out and leaps off the bed like the cord is trying to kill her. CAT, YOU ARE SORT OF RIDICULOUS.

Screenshot meme! )

Road trip

  • Oct. 10th, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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Benry is the best travel cat in the world. She just purred and slept on my shoulder/lap for the entire 9 hour ride.

In less than happy news, I hit Baltimore at 3:50AM and spent half an hour looking for parking and then another obscene amount of time lugging all my shit 6 blocks to [personal profile] soleta's ([personal profile] kate came out and met me five blocks in and took the cat; &her;). And I didn't fall asleep until sometime after 5.

My normal bedtime is 10pm at the latest. Usually more like 8pm.

And now it's 7AM and I'm exhausted but I can't go back to sleep. I've turned into one of those people. I think I'm just going to sit here and cry for a while because oh my god I was up for 23 hours and now I only got 2 hours of sleep and I'm going to be at comic con all day and I feel like I'm going to throw up and and and

Association Memes

  • Jul. 23rd, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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I've got a couple comments from gods know how long ago that I never bothered to respond to, and they're both association meme comments, so here are the responses. I'm not going to associate words for you, though, so don't even ask. I'm shit at that kind of thing and refuse to do it.

From Ishie )

From Kate )

A List

  • Jul. 5th, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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1. I've figured out a pseudonym! It makes me sound like a librarian! SHUT UP I CAN WANT TO SOUND LIKE A LIBRARIAN IF I WANT TO.

2. I figured out that the problem I was having with the F/F/F urban fantasy was that my urban fantasy was pastede on yey. So I'm now embracing the urban fantasy and giving it another go.

3. Which means I get to read a lot of urban fantasy as research again.

4. Which means I am running into the fact that the reason why I started writing the F/F/F urban fantasy was because I was reading a lot of urban fantasy and going "Oh lol, I can do better than that."

5. Which means that now I'm working on a Srs Bzns blog post about the problems with the urban fantasy genre.

6. Which means I'm also working on a rec post of people who avoid all or most of the problematic things.

7. Unfortunately, it currently consists of two authors, one of who's book doesn't come out until September.

8. God I love ARCs.

9. Kittens )

Kittens

  • Jun. 9th, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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HOLY SHIT THERE ARE KITTENS )

And now it's off to another sleep study.

Kittens!

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 2:36 PM

I HAVE KITTENS :D :D :D

  • Jun. 4th, 2009 at 12:08 PM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
So last night, around midnight, I heard a funny noise coming from my closet. Lacey had been in there sleeping, or so I thought. I slide one of the doors open, and to my surprise, there was a bb kitten in my closet.

Two hours later*, there were four and I went to bed because it was two in the goddamn morning and I was tired.

So this morning, I sexed them and weighed them and marked them with nail polish so I can tell them apart, because they're all the same shade of cream. There are three boys and one girl**, and their names are Red, Teal, Purple, and Benry, respectively.

They'll be ready to go to their new homes August 27. If you want a kitten, let me know between now and then and I'll see what I can do.

A random assortment of cat pictures. Be forewarned, I am the worst photographer.

Lacey )

* I'm playing it cool here like I didn't check until two hours later, but srsly I was peeking in every five minutes to see if there were more kitties, and then updating all my friends. "TWO! THERE ARE TWO KITTENS :D :D :D :D THREE! THREE BB KITTIES!"

** I'm keeping her. Please don't tell any of my family.

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