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I swear I need a part time job that pays $20,000 per month just to sit around and write fanfiction all day. That'd be perfect...

...except for how 90% of me "writing" involves yelling at the blinking cursor on the blank Word document for mocking me. Hm.

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"So little done, so much to do..." -- Cecil Rhodes

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Cheers.

P.S. Remember, kids, the next episode of the rewatch at [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill is tonight!
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Ugh, I keep forgetting to go to the GK rewatch OR I wind up being out of the house at the time, and I feel bad because it's so quiet there this time around and it's something I really want to do :( I swear I fail so hard at life sometimes.

On the bright side, I've been writing some more (not finished yet) and it doesn't suck! \o/ Also I get to go to my very first hockey game ever this coming November (Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars)! I'm broke as fuck after paying PTA school tuition and buying textbooks so affording the road trip to Dallas is going to be interesting, but WOOOOO nonetheless.

Also I may or may not be completely obsessed with Pacific Rim and it's all Tumblr's fault (well, that and the movie is awesome, but still). And certain people who shall remain nameless bunnied me with a GK Pacific Rim AU and GOD DAMN IT I'M GOING TO HAVE A MILLION WIPS FOREVER AREN'T I? FUCK.

Ahem. That's all I've got for now, I hope all's well with y'all :)
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"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.
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Okay, so, can we please skip how hilariously awful I am at updating and talk about how the GK boys (sans ASkars *sadface*) went to see Stark in Kinky Boots and generally bro around just like old times? God, I miss them and I miss how fandom was before it got all quiet around here and just...ARGH...feelings.

In real life news, I got into physical therapy assistant school! (Which I'll be using to pay for a Master's degree later and so on). I start in August and it's going to be a full time program so there's really no point in me looking for a full-time job anymore, so that's been a big load off of my otherwise towering mountain of anxiety about the general state of my life. Also I'm pretty sure part of why this feels so good is because I've spent basically my whole life being a student and I feel like I'm not very good at being anything else, but still, yay for not failing at life!

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"The loving are the daring..." -- Bayard Taylor

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Cheers.

P.S. - God damn it, Stark looks like he's 18 again, HOW IS LIFE THIS GODDAMN UNFAIR?

P.P.S. - IS ANYONE ELSE AS EXCITED AS I AM ABOUT THE GK REWATCH? :D
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So I saw The Host with Le Boyfriend yesterday (bless him for going along to some terrible movies just so I can fangirl) and…wow. I have a truly astonishing streak of masochism when it comes to fangirling actors I like (but we know this already). Max Irons was kind of disappointing, but Jake Abel was pretty good in spite of the crappy material and looks like a really good kisser and Saiorse Ronan did the best she could, but the whole thing was kind of a hilarious mess of random punching and even more random making out. Worth renting just for a cute guy fix and for the lolz, if anything.

(Side note: People who still watch SPN, is Adam/Michael still languishing down in Hell? I might be persuaded to pick it up again if he comes back…)

In real world news, I still don't have a job yet but one of my RL friends is going to try to pull some strings for me, so we'll see how that turns out. In the mean time, I interviewed for PTA school a couple of days ago and feel pretty good about it, so I get to spend the next couple of weeks doing jury duty and waiting to find out if I got in or not IN ADDITION to hoping I can finally get a job. I guess this is where the frantic praying and nursing of ulcers comes in?

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"Our ideals are our better selves…" -- Amos Bronson Alcott

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Cheers.
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H'OKAY, so, internets, I've finally managed to catch up on some of the shows I used to talk about on here! I'm not sure if I'm quite up to doing reaction posts again or anything like that, but I feel even this is progress given the titanic funk I've been in lately.

Hart of Dixie )

Glee )

There are probably more shows that I should be catching up on but I can't remember them at the moment (did I ever talk about Sons of Anarchy? I'm still behind on that…). In the mean time, I'll just be over here re-reading some of my Marine books so that I can finally get Tunny through boot camp/SOI/Recon training and into Iraq so that this fucking crossover will stop making me feel like such a failboat. Ta!

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"Impropriety is the soul of wit." -- W. Somerset Maugham

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Cheers.
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Because [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris is a horrible enabling enabler person and keeps posting these on my Twitter.

It really just isn't fair that someone who actually exists gets to be so criminally good-looking and NOT a jerk )

...*sigh*
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Oh Stark, don't ever change (which, at this point, is looking pretty likely, damn him).

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"Luck is believing you're lucky..." -- Tennessee Williams

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Cheers.

P.S. - I mean this in a totally non-creepy/just curious way: does anyone know what his dad looked like? I've seen his mother because their family is kind of a big deal down here (she's even been in the paper before) but I don't think I've ever seen his dad...Go figure.
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You guys, I was catching up on Hart of Dixie last night and, by grave misfortune, I wound up watching this part at five in the morning and almost suffocated from trying to laugh quietly.

I desperately need gifs of the first 35 seconds of this video in my life. DESPERATELY. )

It brightened my day and keeps brightening my day, which is important because my days are in thundering need of some serious brightening lately. It's high-larious and also treats me to the delectable view of Scott Porter's upper body practically Hulking out of his suit jacket.

Also I would sell at least two limbs to see Stark do this. I'm just saying.

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"Freedom lies in being bold..." -- Robert Frost

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Cheers.
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Ahoy there, internets! Just dropping in really quickly to say a couple of things.

THING THE FIRST: I'm alive! Unbelievably exhausted, but alive!

I (finally) started my new hospital job this week, and they've been working my ass off in training for when I finally did my first shift out on the floor with the patients today. I only sat down 3-4 times in a span of eight and a half hours and I've never been so tired in my life, but at least it's relevant to my interests and is giving me cash moneys. Oh, and a patient liked me so much that he complimented me by calling me "spunky spaghetti".

…yeah, Idk either.

THING THE SECOND: The New Orleans vacation was about as rad as one would expect it to be, especially since watching Treme a lot lately has given me a newfound appreciation for the place. Pictures may soon follow.

THING THE LAST: I'll hopefully post the end of [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n's and my age-old Starsgard vampire fic sometime this week once I get a chance to hammer out any dents and dings.

THAT IS ALL. ALSO HAVE A GIF.

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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. .." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Cheers.

P.S. - I wish I could have taken a video of my celebratory gleeful cackling when I found out Obama won the election. What's more, the schadenfreude I got from watching Mittens choke down his sour grapes will probably sustain me for at least a month.
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Internets, I swear by the shiny metallic savior that I'm going to rupture something if the news calls Sandy a "historic/record breaking storm" one more time.

To the best of my recollection, news outlets all over everywhere didn't freak out this badly when Ike or Rita hit the Gulf coast (with much higher winds, mind you), but it's clearly the end of American civilization as we know it when the East coast gets some 70ish mph gusts. On the bright side, maybe this will shut up whoever wrote an op ed piece I read once about how the federal government should make us poor uneducated rubes in the South move somewhere else since we keep getting expensively pasted by hurricanes. I'm not even making this shit up.

All bitterness aside, I do hope all my flisties out in Yankeeland stay safe and take some courage from someone who knows how to hurricane; y'all are gonna be just fine. If we backwater country bumpkins can make it, then so can you.

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"Adversity is the first path to truth…" -- Lord Byron

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Cheers.

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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It freaking figures that the one time I agree to beta someone's fic is the same time my brain chemistry starts to go out of whack again AND people keep asking me to do things IRL. Said wacky brain chemistry, among other things, makes running basic errands, doing requisite amounts of socializing, and other things expected of a functioning adult suddenly become utterly exhausting -- especially things that fill me with crushing anxiety anyway, like my continuing job hunt. Things like job hunting tend to be exhausting for someone who views making phone calls to strangers with a level of crushing anxiety typically reserved for public speaking and exceptionally large insects.

The only bright side is that, through unbelievable stubbornness, I'm making slow but steady headway on said beta work in spite of the whirling tempest of suck going on in my head. There may be some hope for me yet, internets.

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"Courage is found in unlikely places…" -- J. R. R. Tolkien

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Cheers.

P.S. - I've seen Resident Evil: Retribution, House at the End of the Street (twice), and End of Watch recently, and might even write reviews of them someday when my brain unfucks itself.

P.P.S. - La Famille has gotten me into watching Treme, which is just as horribly addicting as pretty much every other show HBO produces

P.P.P.S. - …still unemployed. Fuck.
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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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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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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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I know this is going to sound paranoid and weird, but from time to time I've wondered how the FBI/CIA/etc. would react if they were indeed monitoring my internet use. Mostly, I think they'd be bored as shit, but sometimes it's fun to imagine.

I think it would go a little something like this… )

Just in case anyone wondered if I have a bit of an overactive imagination...

In other news, I've recently seen Prometheus and Men in Black 3 and have started watching Californication (the lattermost at the behest of two of my former coworkers). I initially avoided Californication because I thought, "No one deserves to see that much of David Duchovny's bare ass", but I gave it a chance and it's actually pretty fucking funny, definitely shades of Six Feet Under in terms of dialogue. Sure, there's really a spectacular amount of T&A, but enough of us watch things like True Blood and The Borgias that I don't think it'll pose a huge issue to anyone.

In other other news, my muse still hasn't come back from fucking off earlier this semester. I actually stared at a Googledoc of one of my fics today and almost started crying from sheer frustration. It figures that all I wanted to do was write and fuck around in fandom when I was completely swamped and now, now that I actually have the time to do that, I can't muster up the motivation or the necessary creative spark. What the fuck, universe?

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"What is past is prologue…" -- William Shakespeare

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Cheers.

P.S. - Is it me, or has True Blood finally given up all pretense and just turned into pure, unadulterated crack!fic this season?

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