I'M BAACK~

Dec. 18th, 2011 12:22 am
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My computer cord finally died on me so I had to wait like 10 days for the replacement to be mailed to me. SO SLOW GAH. And it finally arrived this afternoon. x___x


What have I been doing in the meantime?

1. Finished my finals for first semester - and for the record, I got 2 Bs and 3 As. I'm freaking excited! My parents don't even know since I first saw my grades yesterday at like 11pm at a party.

2. Made tons and tons of things, kinda. Here's a TARDIS and lots and lots of Pokemon: Pikachu, Shuckle, Mew, Charmander, Squirtle, Clefable, Ponyta, Lugia, Articuno, and all four original Pokeballs. With plans of waaaay more on the way, it's just what I've done according to the colors I have, and when I had them. Lots of blues and reds and yellows, not so much greens or pinks. Hence lack of Bulbasaur. (Which is now a total of 71 different ones, so I could probably make Six's coat if I didn't mind the eystrain.)

3. Set up my Etsy store again. Only has three items right now, but this is my fave one and apparently the internets agrees. It's so lovely and I had fun putting it together and experimenting.

4. Dyed my hair red today. It was brown with reddish tint to it (not in that pic much) but it grew out like whoa, so now I'm more of a red/auburn!
Spent like four hours today doing it (and by that I mean my little eleven year old sister put gloves on and did the whole process herself which was about three hours worth of work - she did it last time too and it was fantastic, and this time she cut my split ends off for me and it looks nice)

5. Watched movies + caught up on House, Ringer, and much more QI. So for movies, I've seen Winter's Bone, which was brilliant and made me way more excited for Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games, and Gattaca which is now my #1 fave hardcore science fiction movie ever. I didn't expect to cry at the end so all of a sudden tears was whoa. And then I watched the extras on the DVD and the 'epilogue' that they cut out at the last second just took my breath away and sent chills down my spine at the end. I need a version where it's left in. Omg. Could probably write a whole post on how fantastic Gattaca was in every sense. It's from 1997 and I swear it was written for 2010, it's so, so relevant and I'd love to see it be in curriculum for genetics classes if it's not already.

6. Went to the most amazing Christmas party that a friend hosted. I was with old and new friends for 12 straight hours and made so many more inside jokes and moments that we'll never forget. Had tons of homemade foods and desserts, watched Muppets Christmas Carol, played a rather action-packed game of Spoons (it isn't fun until someone gets hurt) and lots of just wonderful socializing. Met my evil twin who is crazy awesome. She's an English major, we spoke with British accents for an hour or two. she looks very much like me down to the hair and glasses, ships the same alt!ships for Harry Potter fandom, and even recognized my cross-stitched TARDIS which surprised me. :D

7. Finally achieved my goal of getting one million NP on Neopets. Yeah, you heard me right. The games are addicting and free, and I have friends who've stayed on as long as I have (seven years now) so it's nice to reconnect. Totally used other computers to do it of course, for maybe an hour or two a day, but it's nice and relaxing and I've always wanted a million points in their game currency and now I have it. \o/

8. I also saw a very dear friend of mine in a great production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and had about five other mutual friends come too. He was the most hilarious Malvolio ever and I had to keep covering my mouth because I couldn't keep a straight face. Every time I turned around to hide my laughter, at least one of my friends had tears running down her face or had their heads hidden. It was great. :D
shinydinosaur: (Dollhouse: remember)
Of course, I'm still sending out cards in about a month, complete with personalized awesome if you'd like it, so sign up already! :D

~~~

First off, Reasoning With Vampires at Tumblr.
I'm an English grammar dork, and I've read all four Twilight books and thought they were a bit rubbish, but great for helping kids realize how not to write sentences/plot/characterization. Reading the entries is such a time-eater but in a great way, and I got through about two pages before some of them made me laugh SO hard. My 11 year old sister and I had tears in our eyes and were gasping for breath by some of them around page eight.
Some particular favorites: here, here, here and here.

Bonus: Part 1 of Alex reads Twilight. I love good snarkage.

Then, there's The Hobbit Blog.
Anyone who's a LotR/Hobbit junkie like me, is in love with the films, and/or interested in every aspect of behind-the-scenes from filming to directing costumes to sets to whathaveyou will love this. The production videos are so wonderful and fun and the last five seconds of video #1 had me tearing up from I'M SO HAPPY THIS IS REAL.


Fun story #1: I got a package today from MTI (Musical Theatre International) and freaked out before realizing that it was because I won a contest and then forgot about it. You had to answer the question about something in this particular book and then if it was right, you're put in a drawing for two versions of the hardback~ special 50th anniversary addition PLUS another hardback illustrated book by the same author. TL;DR: I won. XD
If anyone is interested, it's called The Phantom Tollbooth. I'd heard of it before but now I have no excuse but lack of time to read it. XD

Fun story #2: I was looking at the scifi/fantasy section of the bookstore before work today and passed two women talking about how to define science fiction vs fantasy books. tl;dr I spent about 10 minutes talking with them, one of them was a Joss fan too which was totally awesome. She showed me a book series she was reading with a female werewolf who takes charge and becomes the leader which is cool and more female-empowering and different all that. Not my type of book, really, but yay. :D
I'm currently bewildered as to why there is an authorized sequel to I, Robot. It's just sitting on my desk and I'm wondering if I should actually read it. And I was so tempted to buy another book and had to just stop myself.


brb signing up classes for next semester.
Sociology, US History, Ballroom Dance, Public Speaking, Theatre Appreciation (online, boooo)
shinydinosaur: (dollhouse: brilliant idea)
Text stolen/modified shamelessly from [livejournal.com profile] maratini with permission. <3

Post is public and comments are screened by default - anything with addresses/personal info in them will stay hidden.

I'm sending cards out again this year! Leave me your address to get a little piece of mail all your own. I did an exchange last year for Christmas/New Years/winter and it was a lot of fun and fueled my creative spirit. The sooner you comment, the more time I have to think of something cool for you. :D

Details:
- Cards will be send mid-December and will be totally generic/random. If you celebrate a holiday & would like a holiday card, please let me know. Or you can request getting some awesome postcard from who-knows where (at random from a pile of postcards I picked up all around Europe + my lovely state of Virginia), although I can't send a separate object with it is the only downside.

- Request stuff! Anything small that can fit in a regular card envelope is fine - story, haiku, doodle, handwritten letter, photograph, etc. List your top three fandoms/characters and I will see what I can do if you want to be surprised.

- I don't mind if we don't know each other very well, but I do ask that I at least know you & have interacted with you on LJ/tumblr/twitter/some other social network. (If I do know you well, expect awesome.)

- Yes, I really do like doing this. No, I don't expect anything in return. Getting something personalized in the mail is rare and fun, and the price of a stamp is a small price to pay for that.

- It doesn't matter where in the world you live, I will send you a card. Even especially if you live with unicorns.

- Addresses are kept private and I don't hang on to them after the cards are mailed. Which also means if I sent you something last year, I need your address again if you want something this year. :)
shinydinosaur: (up to no good)
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM...

So I got an email a while ago, was meaning to share it purely for the lulz. It was worded differently and I couldn't resist the urge to reply back. I'm horrible. >:D

Also note this email had like five lines of space between every paragraph, so I'm gonna cut that out to save you all the f-list spamming, funnily enough.

AHEM.

Dear friend, cut to save space )

Yeah, so far no reply, but it made me laugh. I'll keep you posted.
shinydinosaur: (too silly)
Because I'm a dork and laughed way too much at this joke, and cause education-related humor is fun. Also because this is more fun to read than a rant on how I have the dumbest class/group/presentation ever. due Friday, and I'm the only one who's done any (read: all) the work.

If you don't get it, read it again. XD



In unrelated news, I need more iconspace, cause this is just getting ridiculous. :P
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RABBITS


You may now return to your regularly-scheduled journaling.
Happy October 1st!

GIF MEME!

May. 23rd, 2011 04:08 pm
shinydinosaur: (doctor who: explosion)
To make up for my boring lack of journal entries:

Shamelessly stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sourpony.
"You're now a time lord. The 41st gif in your folder is your companion. The 17th gif is your arch enemy. Post your results in a comment/your lj/your tumblr/wherever!"


Companion:


AWWWWWW YEAAAAAH


Arch Enemy:


Errrrrrr. >__>;
I think Fivey and I got this covered, man. >:D
shinydinosaur: (too silly)
 Omfg I am so hungry it's not even funny.

I should have started with: I went to the gym! For like, around two hours. Holy cow. I'm exhausted and my legs are sore and so are my arms and mostly my legs cause I finished with a 6 1/2 minute fast run (or however long playing 'Out Tonight' 2x is - it's my fave running song). But wow it was crazy. I probably exercised like every muscle in my body. But I feel so accomplished.

AND HUNGRY. Omg. I nommed a chicken cesar salad and am working on a big bottle of water now, and some almonds, but omg it works up an appetite. Like... this hungry.



I will now proceed to give you my favorite fandom moments involving food. Spoilers abound.

Picspam of yum! )

Other moments:
- Adric doing nothing but eating 90% of the time in 'Black Orchid'
- Adelle and her alchohol
- RENT: the Life Cafe - WINE AND BEER!

Last but not least: my Cookies of Rassilon, and my assorted DW cookies, made for a Who party. They were delicious!
shinydinosaur: (Default)
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last week I gave [livejournal.com profile] kasiopeia a kidney (1000 points). Last Monday I pulled [livejournal.com profile] harbek 's hair (-5 points). In September on a flight to Vancouver, I stole the emergency flight information card (-40 points). In March I put gum in [livejournal.com profile] emmz13 's hair (-12 points). In November I invaded Iraq, broke it, and couldn't glue it back together before Mom got home (-1012 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-69 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!

Sincerely,
shinydinosaur



Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:
shinydinosaur: (Dollhouse: remember)


[livejournal.com profile] cancelled_again is an interactive Whedonverse fan community dedicated to paying tribute to these awesome (and often tragically short-lived) shows in various silly ways.

Join [livejournal.com profile] cancelled_again for Whedon-themed silliness: RPing, gif fights, memes, and whatever your dark little minds can devise.
shinydinosaur: (spring awakening)

Step 1: Put your iTunes on equivalent or random.
Step 2: Post the first(-ish) line from the first 40 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Bold or Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING.


And the music starts here... )
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IDEK but all I can think of is:

HOW DO YOU MEASURE, MEASURE A YEAR
IN DAYLIGHT, IN SUNSETS, IN MIDNIGHTS, IN CUPS OF COFFEE;
IN INCHES, IN MILES, IN LAUGHTER, IN STRIFE;
IN FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED MINUTES
HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR IN THE LIFE

/done

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