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Day 5 - Your favorite episode:
( onwards to the sound machine! )
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In other news, Australia still has no leader, because the Independents are taking their time dating the two main party leaders before they decide who's going to be their boyfriend.
Secondly, read this. It's J2, and there is character death and I could not stop crying.
Finally, MEME thingy! taken from aythia . Deal is, you fill it out in the comments, so that I get to know you that tiny bit more :)
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What up eljay? Howz it bin hangin?
( In the world of Music )
Secondly, I'm continuing with that abandoned meme :)
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Finally, come next week, I'm headed to the G.P for a referral.
( the crap going on with me. )
And after all that I got two credits and two distinctions this semester for uni. That's usually what I get, and though I was kind of disappointed in one of my credits (I don't know where I went wrong with it), I'm pleasantly surprised that I got a distinction in a class for which I did not attend ANY lectures, and my highest mark was in my statistics class, which is the bane of most people's existence.
In other news, I had a mini episode this weekend and now my father is worried about my mental health.
In further news, have a meme (nicked from sam_dean_fetish )
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Spreading the love, this nifty little meme is being passed around.
The ground rules are:
How this meme works:
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
mimblexwimble asked the following:
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Day 15 → A fanfic
Wow. How to choose?
So I'm going with shameless self-promotion.
The One Hundred and Forty-four Thousand People of Israel.
Written by me (omg!). It's set post apocalypse, but is AU from 4.10 (Heaven and Hell) onwards. Basically, Ruby's still good and Alistair and Uriel are still alive. Though they aren't featured characters, just mentioned.
The story revolves around two characters, one who's living in a kind of safe house (he's telling the story), and one who's passing through. It's an outsider's point of view on the Apocalypse, the Winchesters, and how even though it's the end of the world, msaybe it's not so bad after all.
It's 6000+ words of ficiton I'm most proud of, and in addition, was recced by the Crack Impala community for Gen fic. :)
Day 13 → A fictional book
The Phantom Tollbooth. Norton Juster.
"It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time," Milo remarks glumly. But his glumness soon turns to surprise when he finds in his bedroom an enormous package marked: 'One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth'.
Having nothing better to do, Milo points his little car towards the strange land that lies beyond the Phantom Tollbooth- the Kingdm of Wisdom. And before he knows what he's doing, he volunteers to rescue the banished princesses, Rhyme and Reason, from their Castle in the Air. But the stairway to the Castle is guarded by fierce demons, and the road leading to it is full of extraordinary and unexpected hazards. Is Milo quick enough to leave the Demons of Ignorance behind and cunning enough to outwit- among others- the Terrible Trivium?
It's a kids book. It's a novel, for sure, but it's a kids book. But it's a fine kids book.
The humour is similar to Douglas Adams- that silly cleverness that draws you in and entertains like nothing else can- and Juster draws it out wonderfully. Despite the childish nature of the plot outline, the development is clever and witty and sometimes you can't help but think "how on earth did he come up with that idea?". The novel is almost a meta on itself- it uses rules and expectancies and breaks them down, throws them back in your face and then smirks at you. And it does this because it knows it can get away with being so ridculous, because the themes at it's core are just so darn real.
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Getting It Right...or why the world is so monumentally screwed: The manipulation of History. Alexander Canduci.
My father used to work with Alex for a short time, and despite them both being in the psychology and mental health industry, Alex has a fascination with history. So he wrote a book about how the winners write history and left legacies. Like for example, the Romans were so epic and fantastic because they said so, and nobody was going to dispute that if they wanted to keep their right hand. Or their head.
And it might seems like a somewhat boring premise, that only history buffs will like this book- but it's not true. It's brilliant. It's amazingly clever and funny (oh my god, it's laugh out loud hilarious funny) and entertaining. It makes history fun. For example, Chapter Nine is titled : How To Conclude A Book When You Haven't Got The Faintest Idea What You Want To Say, Let Alone How To Say It, Though You Know It Must Contain The Word 'Antiquing'.
For a quick preview (okay, it's not that quick, but it is a preview!) click here
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Now for something... a little different.
So, I do this thing when I'm at parties (usually parties or events that involve alcohol) where I remember a lot from my night. And write it down. And compile a list of quotes that succinctly reflect that night and how much awesomeness was made.
This is from November 2009. All quotes are within 90% accuracy. Some of them are private jokes (like the Pagunda line, and I can't explain it cause it really makes no sense) but most of them... well, you get the idea. I hope you enjoy as much as I did :)
And... I apologise for the length.
( Hi. Yeah... I'm kinda socially retarded. Sorry. )