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alskdfj;a WHAT IS THIS

LOBOTOMIZE NOW!
Okay it's been over a month. Idek okay.

BUT IF YOU ARE IN NC, PLEASE GO VOTE AGAINST THIS BIGOTED BULLSHIT TODAY.

From what I've read it goes beyond just homophobia, too; similar legislation in other states has lead to such ridiculosity as domestic abusers (in straight relationships!) going free, b/c the state no longer recognizes the relationships involved. How does that even work? Jfc, I really have no idea, it doesn't make any damn sense in the first place, and I don't have any time to fact check right now. Point is, this is utterly vile on multiple fronts, not that I needed any more reasons to hate it in the first place.

Now to figure out what I'm supposed to do in order to vote, since I'm not showing up as registered, despite them having told me when I got my license renewed last September that I was! JOY.

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fringeeee ep 4x15

Fringe - STRAWBERRY FLAVORED DEATH
SO HOW ABOUT THAT LAST FRINGE EPISODE. Ijdk, you guys. On the one hand, I could not help but get all misty-eyed and happy-faced at that last scene. On the other, yeah, I am of very mixed feelings about Olivia's decision.

Spoiler cut!Collapse )

Anyway, regardless of all that, "They hid the universe from me. :|" is going down as one of the most epic Fringe quotes of all time, imo. XD;

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KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA

My Little Pony - IT'S. BEAUTIFUL.
OMIGOD

OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA KORRA OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD

OH

MY

GOD


pls halp I'm stuck

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Wicked City ARC giveaway

The Mentalist - ?!
Book giveaway! Alaya Dawn Johnson is giving away 4 copies of Wicked City, the sequel to Moonshine. Moonshine was a great book, y'all! I was so hoping there would be a sequel.

Also: SLIGHTLY CHARRED FRENCH TOAST. (With powdered sugar!)

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also here

Sherlock - 8O
ETA: Had to lock the comments on this entry because I was getting a bizarre flood of spam on it.

Have an interview with Martin Freeman where he calls the relationship between Sherlock and John a "love story".



(That sound? THAT IS THE SOUND OF MY SHRIVELED GRINCH HEART GROWING THREE SIZES.)

Also, have a Louise Brealey (Molly) tweeting what Molly's 'heartfelt present' to Sherlock was. (NSFW) She is hysterical, omg, I love her.

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Fringe S4E9

Fringe - STRAWBERRY FLAVORED DEATH
Alt-Astrid with enormous eyes saying Cool...

That is all. (link)

ALSO OMG WE'RE GETTING AN ASTRID-CENTRIC EP THIS SEASON.

SO EXCITE.

JASIKA NICOLE = PERFECT HUMAN BEING

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My Little Pony - Maybe Little Stressed
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(right

just watched the sherlock finale

i'm just gonna

maybe

sit here and stare into space for a little while)

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well THAT was a goddamn clusterfuck

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So I just finished watching True Blood S4 and I'm actually KIND OF MAD, lol. Idek you guys, I was pretty fucking pissed about spoilerCollapse ), but at least I saw that coming from a mile away, and I could have gotten past it. (And the results of that may be... uh, interesting, to boot.) But spoilerCollapse ). WHAT THE FUCK. THAT WAS SO FUCKING RANDOM. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN FUCKING DO THAT. IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE. GODDAMN.

Fuck you, True Blood writers. No srsly, fuck you. I've mostly been merely hilaritized by all your shock-factor camp writing, which is the reason I've watched the show to this point, but you've taken this shit too far. This was just completely random and pointless. Fuck.

(And I notice the characters you just spoilerCollapse ) Don't think I don't see what you did there.)

Idek if I want to watch the next season. I'm curious as to what happens to Lafayette, but lord knows they're just going to make him as miserable as possible, so I'm not sure there's any point.

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SHERLOCK WTF

My Little Pony - IT'S. BEAUTIFUL.
- So like, Sherlock. I don't even know you guys. I enjoyed the first season a lot, although I remembered very little of it. I snapped up the first ep of the 2nd season anyway, watched it... and then watched it again an hour after I'd finished. Then, a day later! I watched it AGAIN with Dave. XD;

Idk, I had a lot of problems with the episode, which I won't get into because I JUST WANT TO SMOOSH THEIR ADORABLE FACES uh, well, BORING b/c everyone else has already enumerated every problem I had with it, so I'm just wasting my breath, butttt... Watching a show 3 times in 2 days is not normal behavior for me, is all I'm sayin'! WTF, did they lace this new season with pure crack?

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(Yes. Yes they did.)

(Actually, I feel compelled to note that something approximating romantic interest between Sherlock and Irene is not actually one of my problems with it. I get why so many of you hate this! I really do! But... Look, okay, that type of thing is one of my most hardcore fictional kinks, ngl. XD;)

eta: Oh! I nearly forgot. A conversation:

Me: Benedict Cumberbatch. Why is his face?

Dave: Benedict Cumberbash?

Me: Cumberbatch.

Dave: Benedict Cumberbatch. I bet his real name's George.

Me: No, that's his name. The best name for that face, really...

Dave: Wait, who is Benedict Cumberbatch?

Me: Sherlock! He plays Sherlock!

Dave: ...Oh. I thought he must be some improbably-named character in the show...

Me: ...No, that's his... actual name...


- In unrelated non-news, I have had this laptop for nearly a month now and I still can't figure out a name for it. D: All I know is it's metallic, purple-tinted, and female. (My old laptop is male. Look, don't ask me, they just are, okay.)


- Speaking of completely irrational animistic thinking, the other day I was taking a walk through my neighborhood, looked at a building I was walking by and thought to myself, "I wonder if all the residents in that building are friends, their cars look so friendly with each other!" It took a good 20 or 30 seconds for me to even note it as a strange thought.

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IT'S TRADITION Y'ALL

LOBOTOMIZE NOW!
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We are making sausage balls! And sitting around the house being boring. No New Year's orgy parties for us. :(

Incidentally, Leverage has a new ep broadcasting tomorrow? And they did on Xmas too? WHO DOES THAT?

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right so

My Little Pony - Maybe Little Stressed
IT'S CHRISTMAS YOU GUYS

IT'S CHR........ist........masssssssssss...........




HA............ha...........ha

I

I QUIT CHRISTMAS okay not really but DON'T MAKE ME TURN THIS CAR AROUND



I also may have... possibly... been sucked into the watching the pony thing. DAMN IT YOU GUYS. I WAS DOING SO WELL AT RESISTING IT. But they seem to have laced it with crack. :<



Anyway, TREE.




Don't lie, my presents look awesome.


Eta: Uh, can someone tell me why my pictures aren't showing up

Eta #2: N/m imageshack is just being a twit

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LOBOTOMIZE NOW!
Uh... BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, I guess? Also I'm just reposting my review, idk guys, I am dying of TOO MUCH TO DO. (Not that I have all that much to do. I just tend to discombobulate into a scattered mess at the least hint of frustration.)

Witch EyesWitch Eyes by Scott Tracey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 1/2 stars. Really fun YA paranormal with a touch of romance. Follows fairly standard patterns (except for, y'know, the whole pairing being two dudes thing, which is unfortunately scarce in YA).

Although the structure and story-beats are pretty straightforward for the genre, there are some pretty distinctive and original flares, I think. I, at least, haven't seen this sort of almost abstract and impressionistic approach to magic in a paranormal before. Pacing's a bit uneven, and I think Braden suffers from excessive bouts of too-stupid-to-live seemingly just for the sake of conflict, but this is fresh and fun enough that I'd recommend it for anyone who enjoys paranormal YA.

Oh, and btw - this is clearly the start of a series, and while there is a solid conclusion to this book, it leaves a lot hanging, too. I don't see that as either a good or a bad thing, but y'know, seems like a good thing to note.

View all my reviews


Basically I agree with most of what Rachel said - it's nothing extrodinary except in that the central couple are gay dudes. It was, otoh, a fun read, and I look forward to the next book.

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Dec. 11th, 2011

LOBOTOMIZE NOW!
So like... is it actually normal to see a faint grid pattern all over the screen with an LED backlit laptop monitor? Idk, maybe it's all I can expect out of this price range but it's... kind of annoying?

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ughhhh, posting is hard

NO *gurgle*
WHY IS POSTING SO MUCH EFFORT, AUGH, THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS. I am still here! Just not posting much! I am posting on twitter, if, you know, you like that sort of thing. branewurms. (Don't look at me like that! Twitter is lower pressure. D:) Let me know who you are or I might end up ignoring you in fear that you're a spammer.

Also, Goodreads. In case you missed it before when I noted it, I'm also branewurms on Goodreads. (Randoms are welcome to friend me there, but if I know you, let me know who you are so I can match username to username, etc.)

I am using NaNoWriMo to try and write this short story idea that's been banging around in my head for a little while! So far I've got about 1000 words. That might be kind of piddly, but as I've barely been able to write anything for months, I feel pretty good about it! It's about a pregnant teenage girl and also about the sky falling (literally). I'm not actually signing up on the NaNo site b/c I don't have a specific word count goal. BUT! I WILL GET THIS DONE. :|d

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SHINY

Fringe - STRAWBERRY FLAVORED DEATH
OKAY WTF IT HAS BEEN LIKE A MONTH SINCE I LAST POSTED.

And this post is going to be... a pimp post, but FRINGE COMING LATER, SWEARS.

pseudonymeter has a for-sale post up to raise direly needed funds - pretty hand made books! Custom book jewelry! Pretty bookmarks! Good for X-mas present ideas! etc. Go check it out!


Oh, and I almost forgot: rachelmanija has a great idea for "permanent floating YA diversity book clubs" - and is running one here for October/November. The book for Oct/Nov is Witch Eyes! I already read it a few weeks ago, and will be reposting my review from goodreads here on my blog. (Hopefully I can find more to talk about too?! I'm not that great at finding in-depth things to say about books...)

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Ridiculouser and Ridiculouser

LOBOTOMIZE NOW!
Apparently the person who wrote the #YesGayYA rebuttal was not the agent in question, just another agent from the agency. Yeah, that clarifies things so much. :|d

Cleolinda wrote an excellent roundup of the whole mess over here.

K Tempest Bradford also has an interesting post here.

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Pandora Hearts - NO
Rachel Manija Brown (rachelmanija) and Sherwood Smith (sartorias) come forward to reveal that they were offered representation for their co-written post-apocalyptic YA novel by an agent at a major agency - on the condition that they make their gay character straight. Here is the article on Genreville at Publisher's Weekly, and here is the article on [personal profile] rachelmanija's blog.

They are asking any authors who have had a similar experience to come forward over on the Genreville post (pseudonymously if neccesary) and tell their stories. (Chillingly, the very first comment to that post is an author revealing that they were not asked to erase the icky gay cooties - their editor just did it for them, without mentioning it to the author at all.)

They're also asking editors and agents who are open to gay characters and other minority characters to explicitly advertise as such. They're asking readers to fight with their wallets - to buy YA books featuring queer characters, to request their libraries carry YA books featuring queer characters, and so on. Here is a list of known YA SFF books with major queer characters as a handy reference, complete with annotations and links to Amazon.

(And, because intersectionality is important: Known YA SFF with POC main characters, author surnames A-L, and author surnames M-Z.)

Please reblog and retweet. (Twitter hashtag: #YesGayYA)

This shit isn't going to stop until the writers and the consumers stand up and say that this is unacceptable. It won't stop until we send the clear message that we, the readers, do want to read these books, that we will buy them and request them at our libraries - that they are by no means "unmarketable," and that we know that flimsy excuse for what it is: a flimsy excuse.

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