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"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
Mostly just testing the new account, though I have realized two important facts:

1. It's damn near imposible to compose anything of import with the touchscreen keyboard of a Nook. (My laptop can't return from the repairshop quick enough)

2. My new roomate has just discovered fanfiction. * cue evil laughter* I'm trying to find some good gen stories for SPN, as she finds my mad slasher tendencies a bit alarming. (Heheheh...Once upon a time, I found slash alarming...13 years, 50+ million words, and seven fandoms ago. ^_^ I digress.)

Anyone know any good gen stories worth reccing to a fledgling fic-reader of the SPN persuasion?
Where's Waldo?: Pre-Morpheus
Mood-a-matic says: amusedamused
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
03 April 2011 @ 07:52 am
Holy crap monkeys, I signed up for the Dean/Cas BB.

Why do I suddenly feel like Wile E. Coyote just after he's gone over the cliff wearing rocket-powered roller skates, suspended in mid-air right before he looks down? LOL
Mood-a-matic says: anxiousanxious
On the Victrola: The Vines - "Ride"
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
First lets get this out of the way: Holy crap! I updated! *pauses for shocked fainting*

And, in lieu of mourning my inability to vote *grumble DMV grumble* I found another humor piece by my favorite ex-White House intern turned actor: Misha Collins.

Observe and enjoy.

Mood-a-matic says: nerdynerdy
On the Victrola: They Might Be Giants - "Birdhouse In Your Soul"
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
27 June 2010 @ 09:42 am
 It's that time of year again.

Two weeks shy of AFW, and am I contentedly chained to my sewing machine. *happy dance*

In addition to finally learning the unofficial grommet spacing rule (thanks shrewprincess!) I'm figuring out how to turn a wrap-around kimono obi into a corset. Does that make it a corbi? An orbset? I'm sooo gonna post pictures. Anywho...

All this does is cement in my brain two things:

1. I would love to be able to do this stuff for a living.  Or at least supplement my student loans.

2. I desperately want to experiment with original designs.

Costume/alt-style clothing patterns are almost impossible to come by, and they usually don't resemble what a person is looking for 100%.  If I'm ever going to be able to work my own clothing mojo (the steampunk ideas alone are burning holes in my frontal lobe), I need to learn to drape. Which means I'm going to have to break down and buy a dress form.

For the unschooled, a dress form is that cool looking, disembodied, headless torso thingy you see in old school dress shops.

Unfortunately, unless I can find an old one and pad the hell out of it with duck tape to fit normal girl dimensions, it'll run me about $400 bucks...

Le sigh....

Anyone got a weird, disembodied headless torso thingy in your attic that you want to get rid of? ^_^

Mood-a-matic says: sleepysleepy
On the Victrola: They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (not Constantinople)
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
17 April 2010 @ 08:43 pm
To start with:

OMGWTFBBQ, I haven't posted since farkin' January???

I guess in order to participate in social networking you have to be...er...social.  Why does no one tell me these things? ^_^

Anyway, as if yesterday, I'm now holding on to the last remaining year of my twenties with a claw-handed death grip. The way I figure it, I'm young enough to get carded (thank you Mom's genes!) and old enough to appreciate when it happens.

For the last few months, I've sort of been pondering that metaphorical list of "Stuff You're Supposed to Have Accomplished by Age 30".  Y'know, have a career, settle down with a significant other, spawn... well ok, maybe not that last one. The world is sooo not ready for a mini-me).  

Anywho, my sisters have dutifully followed The Plan.

I have accomplished none of the above.

I was rather obsessing about this whole business until I got a phone call from my second-oldest sister, Kris. I expressed all of this to her, and she answered me with the best two sentences ever:

"People live longer now. Screw the checklist."

There are days when I love my family. ^_^

Cheers from the old(ish),

Where's Waldo?: dogsitting @ Dad's
Mood-a-matic says: quixoticquixotic
On the Victrola: LoTR: Fellowship of the Ring on the DVD
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
In the telling of the "Most Hilariously (In Retrospect) Awkward Moment Ever", I shall begin with rather official-looking bullet points.


Point 1. My mother stays with me a few days a week to save on gas money. Okay so far.

Point 2. I read fanfiction. A LOT of fanfiction. Literally millions of words a YEAR, in fanfiction.

Subpoint A. Much of this fanfiction is slash aka Male/Male relationship

Subpoint B. Of that fiction, some of it is NC-17 aka NSFW aka pr0n

Point 3. My mother loves to look things up on Wikipedia or IMDB related to movies she's watching on TCM.

Point 4. She usually can get me to look it up for her, as I'm probably already online, doing activities related to Points 2, 2A, and 2B.

Point 5. My mother is unopposed to using my stuff without asking.


Now that we've established "Points of Normality", I shall introduce the "Events of the Evening". And you can probably see where this is going...


Event 1. My mother, in the course of staying with me tonight, started watching Duel in the Sun which was playing on TCM.

Event 2. Simultaneously, I opened about 15 browser tabs of fanfiction to peruse.
(Incidently, it was all from various slashfic communities.)

Event 3. I got a call from one of my best friends that, by the sound of it, was going to be very long and full of loud laughter and general nerdishness.

Event 4. I left the living room to take said call. (I'm courteous like that. Go figure.)

Event 5. Unknown to me at the time, my mother, in the course of watching Duel in the Sun, decided that she wanted to look up information on the lead actress, Jennifer Jones.

>>>>WARNING: We are now approaching the punchline. If you are consuming liquid of any kind, there is a distinct danger of accidental launching of nasal-based aquatic projectiles.<<<<

Event 6. I had, without thinking, left the browser window on my laptop open and displayed for all to see. Whilst looking for the browser, my mother apparently got an eyeful of an absolutely gratutious, slash-tastic bit of pr0n, as displayed in the hottest and dirtiest part of the scene. No shortage of words that make the American public squeamish for the the sake of well-written sexy man-love.

Event 7. I come back from the other room, see my mother at my computer with a look on her face somewhere between "slapped with a fish" and "SOYLENT GREEN IS MADE OF PEOPLE!!!"

Event 8. This look was immediately followed up with a quick minimizing of the browser, and the extremely timid statement of "I was just trying to look up something on the Internet. *gulp*"


Of course, all of this hit me way after the fact, damage long since done. I can't even finish reading the story in question because all I can picture is the literary peepshow I left FOR MY MOTHER to find.  But the kicker to the story is: my mother was exposed to, not only my taste in fanfic, but presumeably my taste in pr0n...

...and it was her own damned fault for not asking to use my computer in the first place.

In the aftermath of a "Most Hilarious (In Retrospect) Moment of Awkward" like this, all you can do is die of embarrassment, or get caught in a terminal giggle-loop.

"Pft..pfthaaa...pfbWAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!" *falls off of chair laughing*


P.S.: Anyone ever notice that "awkward" is the most awkward word to spell in the English language?
Mood-a-matic says: bouncygiddy & slightly mortified...
On the Victrola: Avenue Q - "The Internet is for Porn"
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
23 November 2009 @ 07:35 am
If I'd known that The West Wing writers were putting out stuff like this on a regular basis, I might have tuned in when it was on the air. :)

Mood-a-matic says: pleasedNeener-Neener NEEEE-NERRR
On the Victrola: Fu Manchu - "Eatin' Dust"
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
10 November 2009 @ 07:08 pm
Snagged from surevesta

1. If you're on my friends list, I want to know 37 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.

2. Comment here with your answers and repost the questionnaire on your own journal.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favorite and least favorite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Favorite genre/band/singer/composer?
36) What is the best TV show, either defunct, cancelled, over with, or current?
37) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
Where's Waldo?: Somewhere that's Else
Mood-a-matic says: geekyGeek Fu
On the Victrola: Supernatural Season 1 playlist
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
19 October 2009 @ 07:09 pm
In my post midterms state of frazzled, I decided to seek solace in my usual Mental Comfy Place: all things Japanese.

After reading excerpts from a book called "Vampire Haiku" (no...really. and it's funny as hell) and marathoning the entire series of Elfen Lied - which is deliciously messed up as all good anime tends to be ^_^ - I decided to torrent some random Japanese music. Among the gems was Akino Arai's album "Furu Platinum".

I have not listened to an album this relaxing in months. Not only does it have the usual cheerful bounciness of Grade A J-pop, it has these lovely haunting slow songs that leave you feeling all warm and floaty...like sakura blossoms on the wind, and other assorted haiku-inducing imagery.

Friends, Romans, Otakus: Indulge vicariously with my via YouTube and smile.

Where's Waldo?: The Mental Comfy Place
Mood-a-matic says: contentPleasantly Zen
On the Victrola: Akino Arai - "Ai no Ondo"
"Come into my Parlour," said the Spider to the Fly
01 October 2009 @ 07:28 pm
You know you're too into Supernatural when you willingly accept a little, green New Testament from the Gideon guy in the parking lot - not because you're particularly interested in Christianity, but because it's a free chance to page through the Book of Revelation for plot ideas to use for fanfic.

Yep. Kripke ate my brain. With croutons.
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Mood-a-matic says: cheerfulwry
On the Victrola: The dulcet tones of Youtube humor.