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Wow. [Aug. 30th, 2007|12:20 pm]
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[Current Music |Street Spirit (Fade Out), Radiohead]

I have a whole new respect for rap. My roommate was playing a song that had a line that went "I'm talking about this girl with whom I want to be." *applauds*

That is all.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows post [Jul. 26th, 2007|12:13 pm]
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So, I read it within a day and then didn't have computer access again until now.

Really Vague Spoiler Free Review:

I liked it. It wasn't my favourite, and I was disappointed by how it ended, but I liked it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly SpoilersCollapse )
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Dear CW [May. 25th, 2007|04:00 pm]
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[Current Music |Chasing the Black Caped Man, FFVII music]

I miss Veronica Mars.

Dear CW,

Veronica Mars is not the OC. It's not crack on the air that will get you the average, brainless, tanorexic teen. Veronica Mars is your Firefly. It is the show that will be getting new fans four years after you take it off the air. It is the show that will continue to sell its season one box set right next to whatever Grey's Anatomy we happen to be on right now. And maybe you've done a bit more than Fox did to advertise it, but you gave it a crap name. This is the stuff with the die hard, hard core fans. And this time we're not asking for a movie. Just give us the FBI spinoff and make it good.

Much Love (but not so much hope)
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ZOMG MUSIC [May. 25th, 2007|02:23 pm]
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[Current Music |Mr. Fancy Pants, by Jonathan Coulton]

For those of you who are fans of Jonathan Coulton there are now different (more?) songs for free on his site! Including "The Presidents" and "Mr. Fancy Pants".

Both of which just happen to be two of the five songs I've been meaning to buy since November. This just proves that procrastination pays. Or really, it doesn't have to pay. :-P I may just buy "Better", "Todd the T1000" and "Future Soon" just because I <3 Jonathan Coulton so much.
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Because I'm a Whore [Feb. 7th, 2007|10:35 pm]
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[Current Music |Fool in the Rain, Led Zepelin]

Leave me an ANONYMOUS comment telling me what you really think of me, what reminds you of me, or something else. Don't tell me who you are! I want you to be totally candid. Post your favorite memory, or something you wish I'd change about myself, or something you love about me, or anything.

I'm not sure if I'm doing this because I think it will help me (no matter the nature of the comments), because I think not knowing who the person is will drive me crazy, or because I want to be depressed by not getting any comments. I think I need more sleep.

Also, I don't get my comments e-mailed to me, so if you mess up and want to try again right away, I probably won't notice. (That's something I'm always wondering about).
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New layout. [Feb. 2nd, 2007|10:40 pm]
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[Current Music |If I Apologised, from the MirrorMask Soundtrack]

New layout . . . for the new year?

Maybe just for a new mindset. Anyway, point is, I spent all afternoon and most of this evening on it when I probably should be sleeping because I have to get up all early tomorrow.

The icon is just a placeholder until I can think of something better. And yeah, I know that's a tornado bunch of scribbles. The comment text and probably the journal titles are all place holders too.

Could anyone on a PC mind telling me where the text boxes are located on their screen? I haven't gotten a chance to look yet.
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Gor'ram capitalists. [Dec. 7th, 2006|08:00 pm]
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[Current Music |Firefly Main Theme]


That was just linked to my attention, and already I'm having issues. Firefly as an MMORPG? No. Just. . . no.

As a player of WoW and a fan of Firefly, I have issues with this on both accounts.

As an MMORPG (I've never played anything other than WoW and maybe about 5 minutes of Runescape, so I'm not sure how valid all of this is).

1. Travel time. The worst thing about WoW is how much time you spend running/riding/flying or various other forms of travel. In a universe where the most action (so far) occurs on outer planets or in space itself with what was mentioned as weeks worth of travel in between, this is going to be hell. Any alteration will go against the canon of the show and movie, and might seem odd.

2. The worlds. In Star Wars there are planets with notably different climates and geographical features. In WoW there are instances and very altered states of nature (Plague lands, for example). In the Firefly 'verse there are a bunch of different planets terraformed to look and function like earth. Further bastardization is going to have to be done to what Joss Whedon created in the name of interesting game play.

3. The factions. I can't really think of anything special that will happen here either. I'm assuming you won't be able to play as a Reever, since the factions are probably the Alliance vs the Horde everyone else or maybe even the Brown Coats. That means you're human, or you're human. And you're killing humans or reevers. That doesn't leave a whole lot of variety. Sure you've got your occasional wild boar or something, but where're the Naga? Where're the aliens?

4. The classes. Well, we have rogues, and we have. . . doctors? With no magical element, and some pretty gritty sci-fi (no miracle cures, no fantasy element at all) the game seems like it will be fairly limited. From what we've seen, every Firefly character (except for reevers, and Innara) fight exactly the same. Guns, grenades and g. . .fists. With the occasional sword. These seem like a pretty limited group of talents.

As an extension of Firefly

1. The characters. The characters are what made Firefly so dynamic. Their dialogue, their history, their futures, them. Sure, they'll appear as NPCs, but honestly, how much about Book's past are we going to get out of him giving us a quest to get strawberries? I really cannot imagine that the dynamics of the show are going to show through in a game format. There were lots of cool things on the show or in the movie, but when you come down to it, what made it cool were the characters.

2. Joss Whedon. We have no idea what he thinks or what part he will be playing in the creation of this game. He created Firefly, and while he didn't necessarily write every episode himself, he certainly worked on them all.

3. Fox. Fox is going to think they're off the hook now that they're using the Firefly name to make some cash and listening to the fans. However, while I doubt there are too many complaints about figurines or other collectables, it's not the show, it's not the story, and that's what the fans are asking for. I mean, honestly, we have barely scratched the surface with what's up with River. It's Fox's fault it got taken off, and they need to do more than throw little projects out with the stamp Firefly.
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John Mayer [Oct. 20th, 2006|03:02 pm]
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Edit: I didn't realize the entry would grow this big.

I used to like John Mayer. I really did. I have Room For Squares (except for "Wonderland") on my iPod. But then Heavier Things came out, and "Daughters" started playing on the radio, and I couldn't understand how any self-respecting female could listen to the line "Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters too." Because, honestly, I preferred the objectification of the vague female second person in "Wonderland". I don't want to be a mother, thank you very much, so I'm not going to be. Now, I have nothing against anyone who does want to become a mother, but this isn't the fifties and is hasn't been for a while. Girls don't become mothers very often any more. Girls become doctors and politicians and professors and a plethora of other things as well as mothers, and some are both (successfully or otherwise), but we're not baby machines, and our mothers should be good to us because we're or are going to be good people, not because we have the same fate in our lives.

So, from Heavier Things only "Heavier Things" made it onto my iPod. And now Continuum is out and once again, John Mayer has managed to piss me off. No, this time it has nothing to do with my feminist opinions. Nope. He just justified our generation's political apathy. Thanks, John, thanks.

Because, you see, we're all misunderstood, it's not apathy no, see, we just don't have the means to do anything. Forget rocking the vote. We'll just wait because if just wait long enough the political fairy will sprinkle some special magic on our pillows before we go to sleep, and when we wake up, the world will be a good, happy place because we waited for it to happen!

Now, not only do we have the means, but apparently "It's hard to beat the system / when we're standing at a distance". Now, can someone explain to me what this distance is? We have just as much power as just about all the other generations. Now, Mr. Mayer, you're twenty-nine, which means, no, you can't run for president, but give it a year and you can run for a seat in the Senate and you are already old enough to be a member of the House. There are other more local political offices out there too, not to mention voting age is 18, and there are millions of other ways to get your voice heard. Like, on the off chance you're a famous music artist, you can write songs or speak at important events. So, what exactly are you looking for in terms of "means" and what exactly is this "distance"?

Is it our refusal to watch the news because "'cause when they own the information, oh / they can bend it all they want"? I'm not quite sure who "they" is, but since it's the television we shouldn't be trusting I'm going to guess it's the media. Now, see, I like that the media owns the information, because if ABC found out that CNN was giving out false information, they could tell everyone because it's good for their business. They compete to, yes, tell us what we want to hear, but also, to stay in business. So, if he'd rather it be like North Korea where the government owns the information, then, please, I wish he'd move there. Or would he rather have a society without journalists so that no one could bend the information? Really, I don't see how biased information should be a deterrent to following the news. There's no such thing as information without bias. And I don't see how waiting is going to change the media. Maybe if we wait long enough without watching the news and we become the majority, "they" will stop playing it all together because it's not worth the money. That might just be what he's trying to say.

"It's not that we don't care, / we just know that the fight ain't fair" oh, well done! John Mayer said something true! Now, yes the fight isn't fair and it never will be. At least, it won't if we just keep on waiting. Or maybe, maybe his naive optimism is right! If we keep just letting the generation of our parents continue to do what they're doing and vote for whom they're voting, things will work themselves out for us when it's our time to vote and run for office. And don't be silly, don't vote when you're 18 because the fight isn't fair and using the political sway that is your birth right won't do anything about it.

Not to mention that I'm rather upset with John Mayer's choice of words. See, if we wait long enough, we won't save the world, or make things better, or link hands in peace. Nope, we're going to rule the population. We're going to put on our little Burger King crowns and we're going to go out there and make everyone else listen to what we have to say and do what we want them to do. We're going to rule!

So, yes, I'm finally done complaining. I just want to say that this pisses me off. And I'll admit the music video softens the stupidity a bit with grafitti art that says stuff like "think" but the radio and a lot of other things don't show music videos. So why don't you all sign a petition or register to vote or something that will make me happy. Or, if you wait long enough, my rant will fall of your friends' page.
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Oh. . . [Sep. 24th, 2006|02:05 am]
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It's 2 AM. How did I not notice that?
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Oh by the way. . . [Sep. 12th, 2006|05:28 pm]
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That's the icon I've been talking about IRL. I found it from someone who commented on one of Neil Gaiman's blog entries (those people have the best icons). My mad detective skills tell me that credit should be given to someone called "Mortenavida" so, yes. Anyway, it's animated for those of you who have Safari and find it doesn't like animated icons as much as my Safari doesn't, you may want to refresh a few times.
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