all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (teatime 3)
Dying of frustration. There needs to be more Susan/Teatime fic on the internet in a very serious way, and I don't want to have to write it all. (In large part because I keep swerving towards Angsty Doomed Romance*, and frankly I'm not sure Teatime would quite understand the concept of romance. Or love, for that matter. It would probably translate as "someone I haven't killed yet because they are interesting as well as useful.")

I'm still trying to navigate the whole question of whether Teatime really gets what sex is all about. He comes off as being very child-like in some ways even though he's an adult, so my working theory at the moment is that he has sexual urges but can't really make sense of them. Sort of. Except every once in a while one gets through and he acts on it, because… I don't know yet. Argh argh argh, why did I decide to love a ship that's so hard to write for?


* I've come to a point where I can kind of maybe see romance as an eventual possibility, in a long story with slow character development on Teatime's part to make him a little less insanely homicidal and a little more cognizant of what normal human relationships entail, rather than just thinking of Susan as something that belongs to him. Even if it's just a move from thinking of Susan as something he owns to someone he owns, it'd be a step. But mostly I still think of Susan/Teatime as a ship where happily ever after is a joke, except for the part where this story seems to want to go there so badly, and I don't want to have to make it long enough to encompass the necessary character development for something like romantic love to even start to enter into it.

Ok, I've written enough entries about this ship for it to get its own tag. God help us all.
all_strange_wonders: (sherlock blog)
Watched the first episode of the new season of Sherlock.

Here be spoilers. )
all_strange_wonders: (sherlock blog)
In true adventurer fashion, if you show me a sign that says "Stop! This ... bones ... devouring ... forever! ... undying horror," and follow it up with the words "Sounds fun!" I will agree with your commentary and gleefully dive into the dungeon thus marked, giggling with joy and anticipation all the way.

In other news, autocorrect. Oh god. I'm typing this on my touch and it's the first real experience I've had with the thing. It can be handy for not having to switch back and forth between keyboard screens, but it's also a giant pain in the ass.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (sleep is god)
As expected, my mother knew exactly which monologue was mine. The Dorothy Sayers reference does kinda give me away. Luckily, she was not awkward about it.

Now I'm going to fall over, because I never really woke up this morning.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (satisfying delusions)
Feeling better so far today, although I haven't actually ventured any real food yet--just a cup of tea and a multivitamin.

Looking forward to getting through classes and rehearsal so that I can chill out with a book (well, a textbook) and then watch Castle. There may even be a nap in there somewhere. Simple pleasures, etc.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (in my dictionary)
In a historical vocabulary:

-being stoned is a bad thing
-a fag is a cigarette
-a faggot is a bundle of wood
-someone who is gay is a) happy or b) a female prostitute in the 1800s
-queer means odd

Switching between the historical and modern contexts will consistently screw up your comprehension, though.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (terrible danger)
Today I have lazed and eaten Dharma cake for brunch. I ought to now either do some yoga or go to the gym and then shower and do some laundry.

Instead, I am contemplating a nap.

Well, Star Trek: TNG is on, featuring a fabulously sparkltastic Q. Still have no idea what's going on, but TNG is always a giggle. Suppose I can do yoga while I watch it.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (stephen fry = awesome)
Admission time:

I am going to have an iPad. Not right now--probably not until v3, or until I can afford it, whichever comes after my breaking point.

Yes, it is a giant iPod. Yes, I have a laptop with far more varied capabilities and functionality (for now, anyway).

But let's face it. It just looks like so much fun. I cannot help but want one, because it just looks like such a cool little gadget to add to my collection. Sometimes you don't want to carry the whole damn laptop around to read the news or the blog or the story, or to watch the video. It's a screen attached to the internet, and it's a cool idea. I am in favor of cool ideas.

Yes, I am an Apple fan, but I'm not just going to mindlessly buy anything they make. I'm still not sold on the iPhone, even though I know people who have them and love them. I just don't need an iPod that takes phone calls. I've got a perfectly good cell phone for that, and a perfectly good iPod with twice as much room for music.

And finally--yes, they could improve the iPad and I hope they will. That's why I'm holding out.

Well, that and the fact that an iPad costs more than my bank account right now.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (Default)
About to start on really fleshing out lit research paper (due on Wednesday, ohpleasegodkillmenow, etc), and feeling nostalgic.

So I'm going to put some Farscape on. Since I can remember pretty much nothing about the first season except that I was really into it when I was 13, this should be amusing.

Did I mention ohgodpleasekillmenow? Our English teacher wants a complete, finished paper--as a rough draft. I feel there is a fundamental disconnect here. The paper isn't due until the 26th, and in my world a rough draft is… rough. And generally shorter than the final result. Argh. My brain, it is pulped, and I am counting down the days until school is over. Also until graduation. There will be a party of some kind. More on that later.
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Ways to tell Sara is writing a paper (or three):
1)Livejournal goes silent.
2) All of her browser tabs are suddenly about stirrup spout pots and pre-Incan cultures in Peru
3) She livetweets an episode of Doctor Who instead of driving out to East Campus and reading in Lilly Library.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (Default)
I think Diane Duane has come up with an exasperated oath to rival my current standby. (Christ on a crutch, if you must know. Picked it up from my father.)

"Powers that Be in a bucket!"

It makes me giggle.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (Default)
Apparently Peter Woodward is another one of those guys who I:
a) could listen to forever because omg his voice
b) would absolutely marry under slightly different circumstances. You know, if he weren't about 30 years older than me and I actually knew him.

Also, I love the fact that he is once again working on shows I actually watch. Guest appearances, but still! He is showing up on something I like besides my Crusade dvds! Well, and Lost Tales, but I don't have Lost Tales (or the movies, or seasons 3-5 on dvd. I am already poor enough). A few months ago he was on Fringe, and he had an American accent, and my poor brain almost imploded. Now here he is on NCIS!

It is a good thing, is what I'm saying.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (heart geeks)
Just got finished watching SciFi's Alice from last year (finally). Andre Lee Potts still = love. He may even be overtaking Stephen Fry as British actor I most want to marry.

Also, everybody on earth (and every recent Alice adaptation) seems to ship Alice/Hatter, so I might as well too. Esp. since the SciFi Alice and the Burton Alice both make it so cute.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (in my dictionary)
Oh, livejournal. How I wish I could talk about Lost here. But I can't, because people who don't watch it are probably sick of hearing about it, and people who do watch it may not have seen the most recent episode and I really don't want to give spoilers.

So instead I will merely say that with every passing episode, I love Ben Linus more.

Also, on a completely unrelated note, I love how you pretty much just look at Thriii and she'll start purring. Then you pet her, and the purring amps up to 11. It's adorable.

Had a lovely day of lazing. Made rice pudding, sat outside with the cats, read Blackout. I'm about 170 pages in out of 491, and I would be farther along than that if it hadn't turned out that this book follows about 6 different people in different times and places (so far) and thus requires rather careful reading so as to not get confused. I'm loving this idea of there being too many historians time traveling to the 40s to observe WWII. It totally makes sense to me--if there were time travel, I think this is exactly what historians would be doing. Not all in WWII Britain, of course, but seeing what happened first hand, without having to question the reliability of your source documents or deal with someone else's bias. And arguing over who gets to go to the really juicy bits first/at all. I will try to remember to give a fuller review after I've finished the book, but for now suffice it to say that I'm enjoying it.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (reading is sexy)
Need to remember to apply for financial aid, as it is v. unlikely that any colleges will be spontaneously offering me juicy scholarships this time around.

Going on a book run after class. Connie Willis has finally written another time travel book to go with The Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog. It's called Blackout, it's set in the 40s, and word on the street is that it's going to be followed toward the end of the year by a companion volume titled All Clear.

I am seriously dorking out over here. Anyway, I'm going to the bookstore to see if they have it (please have it, please have it), and if they do and I pick it up and read it and the first page or so isn't utterly repulsive, I will be using up a whole B&N gift card on one book, because I seriously love her time travel books.
all_strange_wonders: (memory still bright)
The Anvil of the World is one of my favorite books. I was ecstatic when the House of the Stag came out, as a sort of prequel/sequel to it. Kage Baker is one of those names that will make me pick up any anthology, whatever the topic, because I'm sure that even if every other story sucks she will knock it out of the ballpark with hers.

Which is why I'm really sad to hear that she died in January. There aren't a lot of authors whose next work I've looked forward to with such eagerness, and I really loved her touch with fantasy. She certainly belongs on the list of writers who have influenced me, and she will be missed.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (heart geeks)
"…as most people intuitively realize, the things that grow and fester in a sealed skull aren't always fit to share."

Going on a Spider Robinson kick. Yay! I think I need a dose of hippie sci-fi.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (Default)
There are people on earth who actively dislike Babylon 5.

That sound you just heard? It was my heart breaking a little.

No, I take that back. It was my heart breaking a lot.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (Default)
Ugh. I think being sick less often makes it worse when I do get sick, because the contrast is so sharp. I ended up emailing in the assignment that was due today in my lit. class and staying home. Also skipping choir practice tonight--I can sing, but it would be excessively rude to pass this along to everyone else. I'm really hoping that plenty of rest and fluids today will see me feeling well enough tomorrow to face biology and art history. And of course, I'll be very peeved if I'm not well enough to go to the Dark Crystal/Army of Darkness double feature Friday night.

I had hoped to make an appointment w/ the admissions office at Meredith for Friday. Now I'm wondering if I should put it off til next week, when I'm much less likely to be sniffly and gross.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (not the droids)
I am having a massive craving for some kind of almond dessert. We don't have anything like that in the house, but we do have Ghirardelli brownies. I've already had one, and I'm exercising iron control so that I won't eat another. They may not have almonds, orange, or cranberries in them (my current three baking flavor obsessions), but they are delicious.

I woke up at about 4 am this morning--just full awake, out of the blue. It was really strange. The house was totally quiet, and I couldn't remember having any of the sort of dream that usually hurls me into awareness like that. I felt fine, I wasn't cold or hot or anything, I was just… awake. Lying in the dark, staring in the general direction of my bookshelf, and wondering why the hell I was awake and why I couldn't get back to sleep. It must have taken me at least an hour to fall back asleep.
It happens every once in a while, and it's weird every time. Anyway, I hope that and my late Friday night are the reason I've been so tired the past couple of days. It seems like I spend most of my time thinking about how nice it would be to go back to bed. Hopefully longer days will help, if nothing else does. I've always had a hard time getting up when it's dark outside.

Geek points for any of you who comment on this post with the appropriate response to that particular sentiment, as well as a healthy dose of love from me.

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