ishyface: (i never never want to go home)
Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television programme
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

My hobbies are mostly incredibly dull and involve sitting in little rooms reading books and writing things about dragons. I also like to make lists of my favourite words! Here are some of them. )

"Fuck" is also one of my favourite words, but somehow it didn't quite seem to fit the list.
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Questions for... well, everyone, I guess:

1) How big is the gap between Asperger's Syndrome and high-functioning autism? (From what I understand the two overlap a lot. Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

2) What is the Baptist Church's official stance re:stigmata? (Any info about the Baptist Church would be useful, actually- I know very little about it.)

3) What does it feel like to have a nosebleed? (I've never had one.)

4) How do you know when "coffee" is not just coffee but coffee? (Because I just made plans to go for coffee with a friend, but I think said friend may be under the impression that these plans are for coffee instead of coffee. And, um, that could be problematic!)

5) How much does Thomas Hobbes suck? (Like, a lot, right?)

This list brought to you by the Gerald Doesn't Wanna Finish Hir Philosophy Paper Wildlife Fund.

ETA: From the essay I am currently writing on Hobbes' theory of the state of nature:

"Hobbes would have us believe that people tend not to murder their children because of the power of law and the state, but this is nonsense: anyone who has ever been in the same room with a fussy baby for more than ten minutes is sure to wonder why its parents do not simply drop it into the nearest lake and tell the authorities that dingoes ate it."

I don't even care if I am grossly misrepresenting Hobbes here,* I am not cutting that sentence.

* I am, but only because I don't like him.
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So today I got up at six, like you do, because I'd switched my Monday shift with someone who needed Sunday off and I am a Nice Person. At least when I get paid for it. I was in a pretty good mood, despite the whole morning thing- God, mornings are so unholy I want to KILL THEM WITH FIRE- and despite the fact that one of the cats threw up on my bed. I put on my headphones, walked up the hill to work, and promptly came face to face with the dude whose shift I supposedly took. He smiled sheepishly and waved.

"Are you fucking kidding me?" I asked.

He wasn't.

Apparently the boss hadn't bothered to switch us and also hadn't bothered to tell me about it. Which didn't piss me off as much as you'd think, because it meant I got to go back home and spent the rest of the day chillin' with a cup of tea and reading Momo (which is just about as kickass as [livejournal.com profile] apiphile said). Also it means I get to keep my lip ring in all day. One of these days I'm gonna make a tl;dr poast all about why that fucking metal circle is so important to me and it'll be GLORIOUS and everybody will probably just click past it. I know I would.

Anyway. Hi! I haven't been around much in the past little while, and I probably still won't be around much in the next couple of weeks, and maybe even all summer, but whatever, today is an exception! What's up? Why is everybody talking about the Death of Glitter Bandom? Why does everybody still think that Josh Homme is attractive when he clearly looks like a giant baby?

Links and etc for your edutainment and learnjoyment. )

I get paid soon! This is inordinately pleasing to me, on account of it has been months since I've had any kind of disposable income and have roughly eighty frillion albums to buy. Hazards of Love, you will be MINE.

(Also? I never said anything about this, so while I'm here: Transfolks are not abominable snowmen! Transphobes, however, clearly are. Some people just need to grow the fucking fuck up.)
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It's a bit long. )

I love how half of that list is comprised of books I feel guilty for not reading yet and the other of books I'll feel guilty for reading.

Anyway, what else should I read this summer, flist? Rec me things!

What I like: Non-shitty genre fiction, comics that do not involve superheroes (exceptions can be made if said superheroes refuse to be called superheroes, a la Runaways, or are retired, a la Watchmen), fucked up kid books, fiction that is actually interesting and not just about people trying to decide whether or not to have affairs and/or regretting that decision for twenty years afterwards, non-fiction that is about society and feminism and how badly human beings are screwing things up, biographies and memoirs about people who did things and weren't just child actors or fallen political figures, alien invasions of any kind, YA lit, books about teenagers saving the world from some impending threat (bonus points if said teenagers are also in a band and if said threat is undead in nature), historical fiction that isn't by Philippa Gregory because I find her books to be incredibly problematic and sexist (not to mention poorly written), and anything with pretty pretty illustrations.

What I don't like: Bodice-rippers, fantasy that tries to be Tolkien (partly because it's derivative, partly because I don't like Tolkien), sci fi that takes itself too seriously, fiction that tries to tackle Important Issues in a way that is clearly more about winning awards than actually saying anything, excessive irony, authors who assume their readers are stupid, gratuitous and poorly-written sex scenes, books that have "A Novel" included in the title (we KNOW it's a novel, it's IN THE FICTION SECTION), books that are thinly-veiled dramatizations of the author's own experiences (either write fiction or suck it up and call it a memoir, Christ), queer lit that is all about coming out, The Life of Pi, Canadian fiction that dwells excessively on incest, national identity, and how much it sucks to live in a small town (Margaret Laurence, you may sit down), anything that ends in someone's issues magically disappearing through the power of True Love, and Dave Eggers. FUCK YOU, DAVE EGGERS.
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Something I saw on my way to class today, plus two pictures of tunnels. )

I've been trying to make Life Plans lately, and this is what I've come up with so far:

- Finish BA.
- Leave Newfoundland ten minutes later and go back to Halifax.
- Get pet rats.
- Take over the world.

I think it needs some work, but the basics are there!

And now it's time to learn about Sodom and Gomorrah.



I've taken to reading [livejournal.com profile] thegaystarfish out loud to Little Sister (because she really likes the pictures but is a pretty slow reader). Her favourite character is Ryan Rosso. :]
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Mouth-breathers. Unless you have a cold, there is no need to breathe through your mouth. There just isn't.

Slow walking. Yes, stopping to smell the roses is great and all, but we're in a stairwell. HURRY THE FUCK UP.

Toe rings. There is no rational reason for me to hate toe rings as much as I do. None at all. And yet.

Parents who get the Twilight books for their eight-year-old daughters. Is it good that your kids are reading? Absolutely! But if the backasswards gender roles don't convince you not to buy them for your wee ones, the scene with the baby vampire BREAKING ITS MOTHER'S SPINE should do the trick.

People who laugh at the end of every sentence. Especially when said sentence is something like "I bought some milk this morning" or "I need to finish my English paper but I'm kind of strapped for time, damn" or "my cat was just run over by a train and I'm really depressed." NONE OF THOSE THINGS ARE FUNNY WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.

Weirdass erotica. I was tidying at work last night and I cracked one open out of boredom. I got as far as "he worked the cucumber into her sex" before I closed it again. Vegetables = sexy, apparently!

First comment dances. Shut up. No one cares.

YouTube commenters. Shut up. No one cares.

People who take twenty minutes at the start of class to tell the teacher all about their personal life. SHUT UP. NO ONE CARES.

Fervent nodding. Especially fervent nodding in response to someone who is not speaking directly to you, like a lecturer or Oprah.

Things not scanning at cash registers. Because some wiseacre inevitably says "it must be free!" And then I have to STAB THEM.

Beards. Aw, man, FUCK BEARDS.

Things that make me happy? Chili for breaklunch, Cat and Girl, and The Life of Brian. I love Saturdays.

ETA:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
11,561 / 50,000
(23.1%)


w00t.
ishyface: (oh my god!)
1. Maggie Gyllenhaal is so unbelievably hot and badass I nearly lost my shit.

2. If Heath Ledger doesn't get a post-humous Oscar I WILL lose my shit (in the bad way).

3. aklpdhfdlehjp;lljAWESOME.

Meme-ery.

Jun. 13th, 2008 12:38 pm
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] ix_tab:

T H E N ↔ N O W

I think there is a very good chance that I will get that camp job! This is exciting for several reasons:

1) I'll finally get to have the wholesome, non-traumatizing summer camp experience I always wanted. (I've been to camp before, but one saw me in a bonnet milking a cow and the other saw me attending a reenactment of the Crucifixion, so...)

2) Since I'll be away from home I will actually save the money I make instead of spending it all on posters and CDs, as I am usually wont to do.

3) I will get to quit Job Crafty!

This last is particularly thrilling. I was wrong to ever think that working in a craft store would be fun (the last time I was this brand of wrong I thought, "hey, working at Tim Horton's will be a fun and rewarding experience!"), and I want nothing more than to walk in, say "I quit," and flip them off as I leave. I mean, I probably won't actually DO that, but it's nice to dream.

So really, the only downside is that I might get a tan.

I will miss being able to bum around Halifax, but there are always weekends and the prospect of picnics and covert body modification. (Both integral parts of my summer experience.) And there's a festival on Citadel Hill sometime next month, which I will hopefully be able to attend because Stars is playing and I kind of love them ridiculously!

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And maybe I will actually take pictures of everything like I've meant to for the past two years, because if hanging out on the Internet has taught me anything, it's that if no one's taken a picture of it it probably doesn't exist.


There is something glorious about hearing the Spice Girls come on the radio in this day and age. /senility

ETA: And, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] montrealais, a very informative article that says no, your dick doesn't make you good at math. Once again, Iceland is where Good Things happen.
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Two new things I've experienced today:

1) How it feels to touch a dead turtle, and

2) How it feels to get vomit in the eye.

I can only hope this makes me grow as a person.

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