Why? ;___;

Oct. 27th, 2012 06:44 pm
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So I just discovered that my Twitter account posted a weight loss ad as me without my knowledge. Which means my account got hacked somehow and now I have to go change all the passwords on my emails and 36 gazillion other internet things I do. My reaction after having about six heart attacks and a stroke:

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I'm too paranoid for this shit, you guys, I don't even click dodgy links or anything.

In other news, I'm going to my cousin's wedding (same cousin who went to school with Stark) in New Orleans next week and am battling all kinds of neuroses about my body as a result. I am officially too neurotic to anticipate what should otherwise be an awesome New Orleans vacation. In the immortal words of Esper; eff. Eff, eff, eff.

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"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road..." -- Henry Ward Beecher

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Cheers.

P.S. - On the bright side, I do quite like a few of the songs on the new album Green Day released recently, so at least there's that. How are y'all?
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So, internets, an incident leading up to my job serves to reinforce that I'm basically the smartest person alive. The short and the short of it is that, when she called to offer me the job, my recruiter and I scheduled two appointments with the hospital's Occupational Health department to do blood tests/TB tests/physical/etc. on "Friday and Monday at 1:30 pm". She even sent me an email about it which I read a million times just to avoid showing up on the wrong day.

I completely spaced showed up a week early anyway.

The bright side is that I got about 30 minutes/a metric buttload of paperwork done in the HR office (so it'll all go a lot faster when I'm SUPPOSED to show up), but it was still really embarrassing when I realized this after about fifteen minutes of arguing with the Occupational Health people about why I wasn't on their appointment books for this past Friday.

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Like I said, smartest person alive.

Anyway, I've seen a bunch of movies recently and haven't really talked about any of them, so have a list of bullet-time reviews in no particular order!

The Possession: I have to give this one points for a slightly different take on the typical possession mythos and some neat effects, but the ~family drama~ felt kind of tacked on and forced. 6.5/10, worth renting if you're seriously bored
House at the End of the Street: If everyone tells you to stay away from the creepy, mackerel-eyed boy next door, chances are at least one of them is doing it for a good reason. Jennifer Lawrence sure does look good in a tank top though. Less of a horror movie and more of a thriller, also worth at least renting but probably not worth the high movie ticket prices. 6/10
Resident Evil: Revelation: I'm not even going to score this one because it was so pointless and ridiculous. True to form, Milla Jovovich demonstrates creative and exciting ways to murder things, and has a soft spot for a kid (again).
Pitch Perfect: A bit cheesy in places, but it doesn't take itself seriously so it balances out, plus it's fucking hilarious and the music is surprisingly good (if nothing else, see it for Rebel Wilson). Definitely worth seeing in theaters, 7.5-8/10
• Lawless: Tom Hardy is such a badass that it almost makes you forget your overwhelming desire to punch Shia LaDouche in the face. 8/10, with bonus points for a random appearance by Crazy Gary Oldman and for having that one angel girl from Supernatural as one of the leading ladies.

Movies I want to see:

Sinister (LIKE BURNING)
Seven Psychopaths
• Frankenweenie (God help me, I still love Tim Burton, even though he doesn't deserve it)
Hotel Transylvania
Looper
Dredd
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silent Hill: Revelation
Wreck-It Ralph

This is all going to be quite a feat considering I won't actually be bringing in a salary for another week and a half or so.

In other news, I've started marathoning Scrubs on Netflix because I've always been meaning to give it another chance, and because I read somewhere that real life medical types think it captures working in a hospital relatively accurately (compared to ER or House). Beta work is coming along nicely too now that I've hammered out the kinks, but that's otherwise all for what's going on in my life. How are y'all?

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"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted…" -- John Lennon

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Cheers.

P.S. - I've been feeling the seeds of words stirring again…like…actual fic-y words. Stay tuned.
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AND IT'S RELEVANT TO MY DEGREE AND MY INTERESTS AND IT'S NOT BEING A WAITRESS OR WORKING IN RETAIL AND HOLY SHINY METALLIC FUCK I HAVE A JOB fjekrljgltkslyjkljtrksljhmnrtklsjyihsklfjdker HOLY FUCK YOU GUYS I'M FREAKING OUT

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...Oh fuck, does this mean I have to be an adult now?

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"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence..." -- Confucius

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Cheers.
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So I had a job interview (FINALLY) at a local hospital this morning! I was given a tour, made the usual chitchat, talked about experience and where I want to go and all that good stuff and, on the whole, I can tentatively say that it went at least okay if not well. Apparently one more person is coming in to interview next week and then they'll make a decision shortly after that.

Oh god, you guys, I want this job so hard it's not even funny. I am sick to DEATH of being unemployed, especially of being stuck in my house all day while everyone else is busy with work, school, and other stuff that accompanies a life that's actually going somewhere. Most of all, I have this theory that getting a job will distract my brain enough that maybe my muse will wake back up again.

In any case, fingers crossed, right? …right?

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world…" -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.
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Things I have learned(/relearned) recently:

1) Who you know really does matter more than what you can do (especially in the job world)*
2) "Qwerty" counts in Words with Friends
3) As does "whitey"
4) Netflix is Raptor Jesus's gift to the unemployed

I would have included a Chris Evans gif or something but Photobucket is being difficult. How are you guys?

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"Make the iron hot by striking it…." -- Rita Mae Brown

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Cheers.

* - I haven't been called back for an interview yet, but the friend's mom who's been helping me said that she's passed my resumé on to a couple more people, and I contacted a physical therapist who's looked after members of my family before who said that he'd call the HR people at his hospital on my behalf very soon. Slow but steady progress, in other words.
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Internets, I will never understand the rich and powerful as long as I live. Allow me to explain:

After seeing one of my rants on Facebook about being unemployed, the mother of one of my friends I met through Le Ex told me to call her and left me her number (so I did). Turns out she knows the chairman of the board of a big hospital where I live -- unsurprising, considering state judges like her have a lot of friends in high places -- so she asked me to come meet her in her office (which I did today). She and her legal clerks brainstormed a bunch of other people they knew who might be able to help me land a job and started setting a few wheels in motion to at least try to get me an interview.

To be clear, internets, I've basically only ever clapped eyes on this woman maybe five times in my entire life and she randomly friended me on Facebook after I went to her son's engagement party only a few months ago. We've played a lot of Words with Friends, but that's about the most contact we've had. I'm really bewildered by all this help and attention from someone who, by all logic, shouldn't even notice I exist, but...

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We'll see if it leads to anything. In the mean time, have a Chris Evans gif.

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"Better a tooth out than always aching..." -- Thomas Fuller

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Cheers.
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God damn it, I need to start balancing out how active I am on Twitter vs. how active I am on LJ so not posting for almost two weeks doesn't happen again. In my defense, a few days of inactivity were due to coming back from the family vacation in Colorado (we drove and 3G reception isn't so great on the highway), but the rest has just been due to life being Earth-shatteringly boring. HOWEVER, something amusing did happen to me yesterday! Taken from what I jotted down in my phone shortly after the fact:

"While browsing the bins at a closing Blockbuster earlier, I observed a pair of thirtysomethings heading toward the register; the woman was wearing a "Team Edward" shirt and the man was holding all of the Twilight movies on DVD. I was far from the only customer staring at them in horrified sympathy, but I think the teenaged boy nearby who solemnly removed his hat as the couple passed said it better than all of us; Godspeed, you poor whipped bastard."

I fully intend to save this story for any time guys I know complain about their girlfriends as a reminder that it could always be much, MUCH worse.

And now, off to catch up on True Blood and Newsroom by internets since I don't have the wicked awesome HBO hookup anymore.

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"Happiness depends upon ourselves…" -- Aristotle

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Cheers.

P.S. - Was I the only one thoroughly unimpressed by Total Recall? Among other things, it was just asking too much by expecting me to suspend my disbelief enough to buy that Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale would catfight that hard over Colin Farrell.

P.P.S. - LJ at large has been remarkably quiet lately; either everyone else can't think of anything to say either or everyone moved off to the Teen Wolf fandom while I wasn't looking. What gives? Is it just me?

P.P.P.S. (*facepalm*) - I would also like to state for the record that [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris is a horrible filthy enabler for putting me on the world's worst Chris Evans kick. Again. I've watched some pretty awful movies for fangirling in my day, but he has me watching chick flicks, y'all. UNIRONICALLY.
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Hey, look at that, I managed not to go a week without posting this time, maybe I'm not the worst LJ friend ever!

Cut for a long, long ramble about #feelingz and what a sadsack I am )

On the bright side, at least I'm on a nice vacation with a nice cable package that lets me stay caught up on Newsroom, True Blood, and Breaking Bad. It's the little things, right?

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"Storms make trees take deeper roots…" -- Dolly Parton

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Cheers.
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I can't think of a way to even begin to organize everything into a coherent post, so I'm just gonna do this as a list.

1) I finished Breaking Bad a while back and just finished watching the Season 5 premiere, and I have to say it's pretty weird to see Bryan Cranston being unbelievably scary when I'm used to him being the hapless but good-hearted dad from Malcolm in the Middle. Also, the show has warped my brain so that I will now instinctively view every RV I ever clap eyes on for the rest of time as a secret rolling meth lab.

2) I'm really spectacularly awful at staying caught up on True Blood, but my aunt's vacation house in Colorado (in which I will be spending the next two weeks) has HBO, so I intend to remedy this problem forthwith.

3) I'm also really awful at staying caught up on The Newsroom, but I can solve this one too since I now have HBO that I don't have to wrestle out of the deepest darkest corners of the internet. I hear JGJr keeps getting more and more impossibly adorable and perfect though.

4) I realized an important perk of vacationing in a small mountain town today: I'll be able to go to the midnight showing of TDKR and very possibly have the whole theater to myself.

5) I HAD THE GERMINATIONS OF WORDS WHILE WE WERE ON THE ROAD TO GET HERE! Amusingly, it's shaping up to be a Will/Tunny road trip thing (like I do) which somehow came about when I was contemplating Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Motorcycle Diaries at about 2:30 in the morning. Idek, y'all, I'm just happy to have had a brief creative spark.

Other than that, there ain't much happening in my life these days. How's things out there in internetland?

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"Fortune and love favor the brave…" -- Ovid

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Cheers.
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Internets, I know I've gone on the more-than-occasional rant about how it often feels like the universe is out to get me but once in a while, every so often, things do go my way. Not often, mind you, but when it does happen it's usually pretty spectacular. Take today, for instance!

I was driving to my family's house from the house I've been tending for a family friend, and part of this trip involves going down a rather steep hill. Today, a rather impressively done up Dodge Charger started riding my bumper a few blocks before the hill and finally couldn't take it anymore when I started slowing down at the top; predictably, he raced past me down the hill. Why was I slowing down, you ask?

Because I knew there's usually a cop lurking at the bottom of said hill to catch people speeding. This jackass didn't, and he got totally nailed by the speed trap. I basically reacted like this and then waved cheerfully as I drove past them:

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Ahahahahaha, enjoy your big fat ticket, dipshit

Remember, kids, patience and situational awareness can be beautiful, beautiful things.

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"Though lovers be lost love shall not…" -- Dylan Thomas

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Cheers.
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Random RL Story: I almost called the cops on my temporary neighbors (explanation later in post) because someone somewhere on the block was running their weed whacker at 4:30 this morning. The only thing that stopped me was the realization that dealing with all of that would involve more staying awake than I was willing to do at the time. Unfortunately, by the time I reached this decision, being so hacked off at whoever it was left me too energized to go back to sleep.

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ANYWAY.

Ugh, good lord, how do I go from posting 4 times in one week to zero in just over a week? I couldn't even pull something fannish off the top of my head just to give some sign I'm alive. On a more interesting (in theory) note…

Things I've done:

Saw Prometheus
Saw Brave (twice and OH GOD SO MANY #FEELINGZ)
Started Breaking Bad (the irony of how addicting it is isn't lost on me)

Things I plan to do:

See Magic Mike
See Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (even though I heard it sucks)
See The Dark Knight Rises
Catch up on True Blood
Catch up on The Borgias
Pack for family vacation to Mountainous Bumfuck, Colorado

I realize I've been shit at keeping up an active presence on LJ lately and rest assured, internets, I'm doing my best to get better at it. I'm not busy anymore, I'm mostly just depressed and sleep deprived and the only remotely eventful thing going on in my life right now involves house-sitting for some family friends. Seriously.

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"Don’t tell me what to feel. All my fucking life, people have been telling me I do things wrong. I’m always the fucking asshole. I look around and I see everybody else is infinitely more fucked up than I am." -- Hank Moody, Californication

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Cheers.
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So [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle was telling me about this 5ss prompt that [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar gave her for a meme and I loved it so much that I kind of hijacked it and answered the thing myself. Copypasted and submitted for your approval:

Tunny/Will, American Idiot, snuggle. )

I'm aware that it's probably rusty as shit (and I suck at 5ss even at the best of times) but these are the first words I've written in at least a month that I didn't hate and immediately erase. THERE'S HOPE FOR ME YET.

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"The only way round is through…" -- Robert Frost

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Cheers.

P.S. - I also did a gif dump post because a few people expressed interest in one (but beware, it's not for the faint of internet connection, I put a fuckton in there)
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Attention, fandom friends I know on Facebook:

Since I am currently working on acquiring a longterm/full-time job, I've been told by several different people that it would be wise for me to "clean up" my Facebook as much as possible, including at least one person telling me I should distance it from my "other internet activities" (which, I'm guessing, means fandom). People insist on telling me over and over that employers check these things now so, in the interest of appeasing various adults in my life and in securing a possible future that doesn't include me as a broke deadbeat...

I'm doing a friends cut on Facebook. Of just fandom friends.

This only matters to like four people here, but I wanted to make a post about it to tell you that a) it isn't anything personal and b) I'll still be here and on Twitter (and on Skype if anyone feels so inclined).

Sadly, this also means I won't be talking much about what goes on on Facebook anymore, at least until I get less paranoid, and I won't be reachable in fandom mode through Facebook anymore in the future.

Now if anyone needs me, I'll just be over here feeling fucking godawful about this even though it's for perfectly logical reasons and not me being a huge bitch
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(Hint: This is why I never have and never will do a flist cut on here)

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"He that hopes no good fears no ill..." -- Thomas Fuller

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Cheers.
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Assorted friends/acquaintances through life: Hey, Allie, how come you never go out in shorts? Doesn't it get hot wearing jeans all the time?
[Later, when I wear shorts to humor them even though I know what's coming…]
Same friends/acquaintances: Wow, your legs are really pale! *gawking, staring, generally freaking out like they don't know I'm basically a cave creature*
Me: Wow, you just answered your own question(s)
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And then some time passes, people forget, and it starts over again. Repeat ad nauseum. Am I the only person who has to deal with this, or is it just a #gingerproblems sort of thing?

In other news, I checked after uploading my most recent batch of gifs and it turns out I now have 925 gifs/macros, so I'm probably going to do a gif swap post pretty soon. It lets me delude myself into thinking that I'm being productive when I have, in actuality, done next to nothing recently but fuck around in one form or another. I mean sure, RL periodically forces me into brief bouts of responsibility still (errands, packing/moving, etc.), but in terms of average productivity? I got nothin'. The worst part? The neurotic overachiever in me still feels horribly guilty about this for some reason.

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"If you don't ask, you don't get…"

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Cheers.
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So, for the Sons of Anarchy fans out there, a girl I went to high school with (but never spoke to all that much) went into acting after she graduated and recently landed an upcoming role on the show. She posted this on her Facebook today:

"wardrobe: "do you have any tattoos? we might need to cover for tomorrow?"
me: "two very small ones on my wrist."
wardrobe: "oh the shackles might cover that."

...stay tuned"

…I have so many questions. So many, many questions.

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"Normal is in the eye of the beholder…" -- Whoopi Goldberg

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Cheers.
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Internets, a rather unsettling realization occurred to me today:

I have absolutely no clue how to psychologically handle having free time.

I've done precisely fuck all today (and next to fuck all yesterday, and so on) and, for some deeply masochistic reason, I actually feel bad about this. There's that "at loose ends" feeling most people get when they finish uni, but there's also this lingering paranoia in the back of my mind that there's some deadline I'm missing or some bit of work I forgot to do.

It's official; sixteen straight years of rigorous formal education has fucked me up so badly that I cannot psychologically handle free time. This is my life.

In other news, I just wanted to sit down and squee about the latest episode of Hart of Dixie for a minute because OH MY GOD SO MANY #FEELINGZ (cut for spoilers) )

Also, as a side note, if Glee ruins Good Riddance (which they're supposed to cover soon), I will, as an Idiot fan, be forced to go on a killing spree of epic proportions. I listened to a preview and it sounded mostly unremarkable (which I'll take over actively bad), but still, TAKE NOTICE, TROLL MURPHY.

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"Who sows virtue reaps honor…" -- Leonardo da Vinci

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Cheers.

P.S. - I need a gif of Esper crying captioned "#feelingz", I have a feeling (ha!) it would come in handy in a lot of posts
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For a bit of background, patients at my internship frequently bring their small, rambunctious children with them to their appointments (which I understand, daycare is expensive and blah fuckin' blah). I am frequently tasked with making sure said children don't brain themselves with a medicine ball or cause untold property damage with free weights, that sort of thing.

Three things I learned from my physical therapy internship today:

1) If there is a potentially dangerous object in a room, any unattended small children present will immediately locate and fixate on said object
2) The more dangerous the object, the more small children will cry/fuss when you attempt to remove them from harm's way
3) After this afternoon, I'm 99% sure I'm never having children. Ever. Or, at the very least, not without ready access to tranquilizer darts.

This was me by the end of the day:
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Ugh.

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"If youth knew; if age could…" -- Sigmund Freud

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Cheers.

P.S. - To make up for the whining, have some fic I did.
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Gah, has it really been a week already? Where does the time go? Well, besides freaking out over midterms, of course

On the whole, not much has been happening lately. About the most exciting thing, aside from me being on Spring Break right now, was the recent discovery that I managed to fracture one of the bones on the pinky side of my right hand/wrist. How, you ask?

I whacked the shit out of it on the corner of the staff table at my tutoring job.

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Idek either, y'all. I thought I'd just gotten a really bad bruise, but this happened over a month ago and the pain's still been lingering on and off, so I let my supervisor (good thing I intern at a physical therapy clinic!) look at it and he said he thinks I fractured it. So now I get to putter around in an unbelievably sexy wrist brace for another week or so and, if it still hurts after that, then I get to go have an X-ray and plan from there.

Basically, I'm the biggest klutz ever. Are we surprised?

The only upshot in all of this shit is that I almost have a completed side Will!fic from my GK/AI crossover 'verse ready to post for y'all. Join me in praying that my muse will let me wring out this one last little scene and then I can post it and not feel like quite as much of a failboat in terms of fannish contributions.

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"All sins are attempts to fill voids…" -- Simone Weil

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Cheers.
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Internets, I've been getting a lot of telemarketing type calls to my cell phone lately, and this morning I decided I'd finally had enough.

Me: Hello?
Actual live person: Good morning! [Some shpiel about a home security system]
Me: That's very interesting but I'm actually about to go to class right now. Can I have your cell phone number so I can call you back to discuss it sometime this evening, say, 7:00 or 8:00?
Person: No ma'am, we close at 6:00
Me: Because you have better things to do than talk on the phone with complete strangers, right?
Person: Y-yes, but--
Me: Imagine that. You have a good day now *click*

I generally try to be gentle with telemarketers (because I realize most of them probably hate calling me about as much as I hate listening to them), but I put my cell phone number on the Do Not Call Registry about a month ago and they just keep calling. Thus…

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At least I was just blunt rather than flat out mean.

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""Character is power…" -- Booker T. Washington

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Cheers.

P.S. - I correctly identified/recognized Stark's voice behind some bit character in a random Family Guy episode last night. I can't decide if this makes me the best fan ever, a whole new level of unbelievably pathetic, or some combination of both.

P.P.S. - Is it me or does this song seem to anyone else like it'd be just perfect for a fic? Maybe something in a nice, angsty Tunny/Will or something *ponders* Hmmm....
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Holy shiny metallic mother of God I'm so tired

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Le Boyfriend tells me we managed to have an entire conversation (that made zero sense) last night while I was basically half-conscious -- I don't remember any of this and am distinctly paranoid about what I might have said…

Anyway, I haven't updated recently because I've been kept so busy that I just didn't have the time or the energy. That being said, let's talk movies!

Things I've seen recently:

Chronicle (I was disappoint as a GK fangirl to see Patterson being the abusive asshole dad in this *sigh*)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (So cracktastic and insane that I refuse to acknowledge it as a Ghost Rider movie)

Things I want to see:

Safe House (Denzelllll <3)
Act of Valor (LIKE BURNING)
The Hunger Games (AGAIN, LIKE BURNING)
The Dark Knight Rises
The Avengers (Because I want to mash Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth together like Barbie dolls)

Which reminds me! Have a humorous video about Marvel movies that my coworker showed me the other day )

Meanwhile, back on topic…

Things I kind of want to see:

This Means War (I'm willing to suffer through what Reese Witherspoon considers acting if it means I get Chris Pine and Tom Hardy pulling each other's pigtails snarking at each other in the same movie)
The Secret World of Arrietty
Wanderlust


It's gonna be a good year to go to the movies, y'all.

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"Sanity is a cozy lie…" -- Susan Sontag

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Cheers.

P.S. - I'm going to be very upset if Hugo doesn't win anything at the Oscars #justsayin

P.P.S. - I made a B on my first Therapeutic Modalities/Rehab test (which I barely studied for) \o/ Not bad considering I know for a fact that the professor actively dislikes me (she's part of the university athletic training program that rejected me...twice).

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