Oh, why not.

Stolen from penmage:

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Why my brain hurts.

Due to scheduling issues, I will probably not see last night's Heroes premiere until tomorrow at the earliest. Due to last season not being the greatest and my head being filled iwht more fanon than canon, I have forgotten most of what happened in Season 2. Due to my being mentally ill, I have just rewatched all of Season 2 to refresh my memory. In two days.

Maya still pointless. Peter still annoying. Claire and Mohinder still playing soccer with the Idiot Ball. Hiro still noble. Bennet still badass. Sylar still weirdly hot. Matt still adorable. Slash possibilities still very much at the forefront of my brain, thank you very much.

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Sad days. Last week Edana, my faithful iPod Mini, went to the big Apple Store in the sky due to an unfortunate run-in with a tub of painting water. Her passing left a hole in my heart, and her replacement a hole in my wallet. 80GB iPod Classic in silver, waiting to be loaded up with music, podcasts, and freshly-purchases Middleman donwloads.

All she needs is a name. This is the part where you get to help me. Go for it.

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Ganked from kjbrasda

Look up your birthday in Wikipedia. Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

1773 - The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
1810 - Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.
1950 - Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
1981 - Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

1791 - Samuel F. B. Morse, American inventor
1822 - Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War general and 18th President of the United States
1963 - Russell T. Davies, Welsh television writer and executive producer of Doctor Who

1813 - Zebulon Pike, American frontiersman and explorer (picked because it's just a damn cool name)
1882 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist

World graphic design day. I am not making this up.

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Yesterday included the weirdest conversation I have ever had at this job, bar none. I'm ringing up a guy's purchase, having the normal chatter ("Hi, be with you in just a second, do you have your discount card?"), when this ensues:

Him: "Have you had a summer here before?"
Me: (assuming he means at the store) "Sort of. I've been here almost a year. Or did you mean in Tucson?"
"Oh, I've lived here all my life."
"Really? You still have your original accent."
(blink) "Accent."
"You're English, aren't you?"
"...No. Tucson native."
"Well, your family is English, right?"
"Not for the last hundred years or so."

It actually got weirder later, when I mentioned the incident to a coworker:

"Strangest thing: There was a guy who thought I was English."
"Yeah, it's 'cause of the way you talk."

I apparently have an accent that's so secret only two people in the world know about it.

Original fiction!

It's long for a teaser snippet (over 5200 words? Jeez, I can ramble!), it's very much half-baked at this point, and it's infodump-y, mostly for my own information. But it's interesting me, even if I don't know where it's going, and I want to see what y'all think of it. Give me feedback, ask me questions, poke at me with sticks, whatever it inspires in you.

Superhero EMTS!Collapse )

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Irony: Being in a good enough mood to blog, and thus blogging about all the badness that has transpired since the last time that happened.

Things lost since the last time I posted:

-Eastwood the kitten. Got loose at night about three weeks ago, was found woozy and injured-lookng the next morning, died late that night by what we realized too late was some kind of poisoning. We have no reason to believe it was anything other than a horrible accident.

-Regan. I got caught in a slick spot coming out of a turn and plowed head-on into a bus shelter. I'm completely unhurt, but Regan lost her entire front end. All the damage was to her frame and radiator, though, and her engine was unhurt, so there's still a good possibility she can be fixed.

-Most of my hours at work. There's a new cashier. She's getting more hours than most of the rest of us combined, despite the fact that she's several thousand kinds of incompetent. Also, she's an old friend of the store manager's. No, that doesn't look dodgy at all.

-Money. See above.

-My last shreds of patience regarding my employment. Also see above.

-My health insurance. Well, I've still got a couple weeks to go on that one, but come my birthday I'm no longer covered by my parents' plan. And I won't be able to apply for insurance via work until Novermber.

Things gained since the last time I posted:

-Several finished objects. As of today there are only two late Christmas knits that I have yet to finish, although there are four completed ones that still need to be mailed out.

-A booster shot to my faith in humanity, re: the accident mentioned above. I was on my way to work at the time, and the people who stopped to help me recognized me. They not only stayed until my parents and the police showed up, once they were convinced that I was being taken care of one of them went down to the store to let my boss know what had happened so I wouldn't get counted as AWOL.

-Free time. Now that the knitting is seeming less like a looming, oppressive force of DOOM, I'm sneaking away from it to do pony work again. Nebula, at least, should be finished fairly soon.

-A teensy bit of writing. Fanfic is in the doldrums at the moment (well, postable fic; most of my writing energy is going towards a MASSIVE EPIC that I can't post pieces of until I have a better framework), but I do have a longish little squeeze of original superhero fiction I've managed to do. If there's any interest, I'll post it here for the entertainment of the masses.

-A Youtube account. Only one video finished so far, but more on the way.

As Eddie Izzard would say, "So...yeah."

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Letter meme, tagged by talissarocsham. To play, comment and ask for a letter, then list ten things you like that start with that letter. I got D. In no particular order:

1. Dissecting popular media. By which I mean wasting hours and hours at the TV Tropes wiki.
2. David Duchovny. Well, Mulder, but he doesn't start with a D. And I will confess to a fondness for Duchovny's wooden but oddly endearing acting. I fully expect XF2 to suck, but it's still filling me with all kinds of nostalgia.
3. Dr. Drakken. You knew he was gonna be on here.
4. Dogs. Kinda have to, in my line of "work."
5. Discworld. No more needs to be said.
6. Death. See #5.
7. Diane Duane. I so need to reread the entire Young Wizards series, and The Cats of Grand Central, but I keep having other stuff recommended to me.*
8. Dark chocolate. 72%, for preference.
9. Driving. With the exception of to and from work, and the construction hell therein.
10. "Don't Look Back." The second episode of Heroes, and the first to include Matt. Because there had to be a show reference on this list somewhere.

*Not that I mind, penmage! Loved The Wednesday Wars, just started Dreamquake. Will try to have more thorough comments later.

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I don't know if you believe in Christmas
Or if you have presents underneath a Christmas tree
But if you believe in love
That will be more than enough
For you to come and celebrate with me

For I have held the precious gift that love brings
Even though I never saw a Christmas star
I know there is a light
I have felt it burn inside
And I have seen it shining from afar

Christmas is the time to come together
A time to put all differences aside
And I reach out my hand
To the family of man
To share the joy I feel at Christmas time

For the truth that binds us all together
I would like to say a simple prayer
That at this special time
You will have true peace of mind
And joy to last throughout the coming year

And if you believe in love
That will be more than enough
For peace to last throughout the coming year
And peace will last throughout the year.
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