leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch (Depeche)
I'm running out of things that tickle my fancy. However, I did write a rather clever entry in [livejournal.com profile] 100_words that I'm darn proud of. That, I suppose, does indeed "tickle my fancy."

The bedroom door burst open with a deafening bang, followed quickly by a frantic woman hurling herself onto the bed, "No please!" She cried desperately.

He promptly followed, gun raised and a glint in his eye. She knew he meant trouble, "Stay still!" he bellowed, "I promise it's not going to hurt!"

She cried out, her body convulsing with each tear that slid down her cheek.

He pointed the gun at her face, grinning impishly the whole time.

"Aack!" She exclaimed, water pelting her face, "You're going to get it now, mister!" She jumped up as he ran away giggling.
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Day 18 later.

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Random book cover! Hurrah!
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I have to go with the ol' standby of Ben Folds, again. I've never listened to another artist that encompasses so much emotion in all of his music.

The one song that almost always brings me to bawling is Evaporated.

Here I stand
Sad and free
I can't cry
and I can't see
What I've done.
Oh God, what have I done?

That really sums it up, doesn't it? Seriously, give it a listen. You'll see what I mean.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
I am not an avid fanfic reader. As a general rule, I subscribe to the "if it didn't happen in the original source material, it didn't happen" line of fiction enjoyment. I know there are some good fics out there, but I just haven't bothered to try to find them, because in general the focus is slash/yaoi/yuri/other things that break my brain, and are 99% terribly written. Suffice it to say, I'm not an aficionado. However, one fic stands out above the rest in sheer, unbearable, literary (using the term VERY loosely here) torture.

Chocobo Nights. *thunder crash*

To call this fic criminally insane is an insult to the criminally insane. Unfortunately (possibly fortunately, depending on how you feel) the only copy of this fic is pasted on a review board that gives a rather accurate summary before the fic proper actually begins, and has commentary sprinkled throughout. It's screwball, vulgar, poorly written, doesn't follow the original story-arc AT ALL, and overall extremely vexing. And, best of all, bestiality!

Fair warning: If you read this, and your brain melts out of your head, you only have yourself to blame. I did warn you. Although the commentary herein does make it a LOT more tolerable.

http://www.projectafterforums.com/lofiversion/index.php?t617.html
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I honestly don't read a lot of non-fiction books, and of the ones I do read, they're usually written by comedians. I think the last non-fiction book I read was probably Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way, by Bruce Campbell (which, much of it is of arguable veracity, humorous though the annecdotes may be). It's definitely a worth-while read, if you haven't read it yet. And, if you're a Bruce Campbell fan, you probably already have.

So... yeah.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch (Depeche)
Between the Bridge and the River, by Craig Ferguson.

I initially picked this book up because I had previous interest in Craig Ferguson, the actor. This was before I knew he had a late night show, but after I had enjoyed his performance as Mr. Wick, Drew's boss on The Drew Carey Show. I found him funny in a weird, disquieting way, so I figured this book would be right up my alley. It was. I really enjoyed it. It wasn't quite as laugh out loud funny as I thought it would be, but still pretty funny.

Here's the review from Publishers Weekly, by way of amazon.com if you're interested:

A gallery of grotesques slogs through the sewers of the entertainment industry toward redemption in this exhilarating debut novel from the host of The Late Late Show. Leading the pack are Fraser, a Scottish "phony TV evangelist... drunken, selfish media prick... gossip and sot" who has been disgraced in a sex scandal; his cancer-stricken boyhood pal, George; vapid sit-com star Leon; and Leon's 300-pound, sexually perverted Svengali brother, Saul. They make their separate but linked ways through a world populated by snake handlers, serial killers, dead-eyed whores and hack studio executives pushing formulaic action films, while they take hallucinatory side trips. The sprawling tale, with plenty of Scottish backstory, casts a jaundiced eye on media debaucheries and petty vanities, throwing in miscellaneous riffs on everything from Starbuck's to escort ads, but Ferguson is particularly sharp—and funny—on Hollywood proper. For every satire of organized religion or a Vegas that's "as glitzy as a trailer park at Christmas," however, he delivers an injunction to "help others" or an ode to Paris in springtime that somehow sounds fresh. The result is a tour de force of cynical humor and poignant reverie, a caustic yet ebullient picaresque that approaches the sacred by way of the profane.
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Please accept this drawing of a spider as payment.
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You wish you were this cool.

Interwebz!

Apr. 3rd, 2010 10:48 am
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
Cox came out to fix our internet, and I couldn't be more pleased. Basically what happened is that our internet was hooked up to a bad tap, so it was causing problems. I'm fairly certain that it was hooked up to a bad tap from the get go, because ever since we moved into this apartment we've been having to cycle our modem 2 or 3 times a day. Liz thinks that the ice storm we had recently might have made it worse, because in the past couple weeks we've been having to cycle it 5 times in a row before it gets hooked up. Even still we would have to refresh just about every single page we visited. We thought it was just our crappy modem, which may very well have been a contributing factor, but now we're in the gold.

The Cox guy said he put us on a new outlet, and was going to have somebody come out and replace the bad one and put us back on the one we were on. At least that's what I understood from his explanation.

I feel like we should get a discount for all our crappy internet happenings, but that's not really realistic since we should've complained about this like... 6 months ago. Oh well.
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Quick post while the internet's still up. It works for about a half hour, and then it goes down for like... 10 hours.

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Sorry, Kathy, this is the only picture of me from more than ten years ago that I have access to. All the rest exist in my mom's photo albums. Not that this is really even that great a photo of me. Oh well.
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Really, it's a wonder she likes me at all.

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Yay! Our internet is back online! It's a shame we had to buy a new modem, but oh well, since apparently we needed a new one anyway.

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Bastards.
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Our internet is down. Posting this from my phone is lame.

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This picture has two of my favorite things: Odin and Liz's butt. This is my second favorite picture of Odin, after the one where he's snuggling Hello Kitty.

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I'm so clever.
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It really is hard to commit yourself to updating once a day. Didn't used to be, but I didn't used to have a life the way I do now. I now understand why Mallory sucks so bad at this.

"Only two things in life are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not so sure about the former." --Alber Einstein

Sums it all up, doesn't it?

Day 6 later.
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Generally my response for this is either Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass or The Hitchhiker's Guide series. Both very well written books, and the latter a laugh riot. Any self-respecting nerd needs to have read these books.

As far as more modern ("modern" here having the meaning of released in the last 10 years), there's not a lot that has impressed me. Christopher Moore definitely fills the void left by Douglass Adams, though his books aren't so much sci-fi. Bloodsucking Fiends and its sequel You Suck are worth checking out if you want to read GOOD, contemporary vampire fiction that is also funny. Also Chat Kultgen is funny, as long as you think sexism is funny, and Max Barry for more dry whit.

I digress. Hitchhiker's Guide is my favorite book.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
Right now, I have two shows that I absolutely adore and would hate myself for missing a single episode: LOST, and Breaking Bad. Everybody knows about LOST, so I'll spare you from telling you how awesome it is. Breaking Bad, however, is less known, but equally awesome. Also, it's a lot easier to follow, because there's no flashing in any direction (that sounded better in my head). I got into it last season, which was the second season, and I was hooked after a single episode. I went back and watched the first season, and it was excellent. It stars Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with cancer and also finds out his wife is pregnant with a random mid-life crisis baby. To bring in some extra money, he gets in touch with a former student and becomes a cooker of meth while aforementioned student deals. It takes place in Albuquerque, and is actually filmed there, so it automatically gets points for authenticity.

DEFINITELY my favorite show, LOST in a close second, and Community and Venture Brothers come in at 3rd and 4th.

Will do day 4 later, to catch up.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
For awhile I had a running list of my top five favorite movies, but that's since changed and I just never bothered updating it... Two movies that I recall being on there are Nightmare Before Christmas and Fight Club (two movies which I'm baffled that we still have yet to replace), both of which I watched extensively. However, the one movie I consistently bring up and am surprised when people tell me they haven't seen is The Hudsucker Proxy, which, if you've been around me for more than a few months, I've made you watch it. As such, I'd have to say that's probably my favorite movie.
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I always suck at picking my favorite anything. It's always a process for me, because first I have to narrow down which genre we're talking about, then I have to further narrow it down by artist, and finally pick a song that I could, with no reservations, call my "favorite." If I'm being honest, I would probably have to say something by Ben, since he seems to be my "go to" artist, and I never really skip any of his song when they come up on my ipod (honestly, how many times have you heard me say how awesome he is?).

That being said, I can narrow it down to the three songs that I always ALWAYS put on a play list: Not the Same, Landed, and You Don't Know Me. All of his songs are catchy and the beats infectious, but these three in particular stand out above the crowd because I just LOVE belting the lyrics. Of those three? That's harder. If you held a gun to my head and said I had to choose, I would pick Not the Same in heartbeat. Why? Listen to a live version of it, and you'll know why.

Although I have been listening to "Rules Don't Stop" by We Are Scientists and "Code Monkey" by Jonathan Coulton a lot lately.
leujin: (21 and 24 (Seinfeld with a unibrow))
Ganked this from [livejournal.com profile] boombashpow's tumblr. Gonna start it tonight. I think it'll help me to get out of the rut of just talking about work and the baby. Feel free to start your own! I think it'll really help get me writing again, more than anything.

Day 01: Your favorite song
Day 02: Your favorite movie
Day 03: Your favorite television program
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

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