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2009-05-01 04:19 pm

Is the gang all here?

Hey if you've added me on dreamwidth and I haven't added you back, can you please drop me a comment on this post to let me know what your LJ name is (or however I know you).

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2009-04-13 12:02 am

Google bomber post!

Amazon Rank

Amazon needs to learn how much discrimination hurts.
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2009-03-29 04:51 pm

A brief rant about fashion

My mother is driving me crazy. I have a job interview tomorrow and my mother is harassing me about pantyhose.

Last time I went to an interview she complained that I wore black tights with my smart black suit (and bright red shirt!) because it made everything too dark. Which, alright, whatever. Maybe it did, but I don't see why she's insisting that I get up right now and go out in this miserable weather just to buy new stockings. I have perfectly serviceable pairs in a whole host of colours. Do they really have to be nude? I mean, I have no intention of sitting an interview wearing electric blue tights but if my pantyhose are a sheer coal or dark gray, I really don't see the problem with that.

I mean, I get that first impressions are important but I'm going for a job in the finance department of the government of Canada, not a fashion editor at Elle fucking magazine.
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2009-03-25 07:07 pm

Two sides of the same coin

I am ridiculous.

Who spends over eight hours watching an entire season of a TV show when they have a hundred and four essays due? And then proceeds to read hundreds of thousands of words of (really awesome) fanfiction for this TV show instead of preparing for the really important interview she has coming up this week?

Yes. The answer is obviously me. /o\

Let me summarize this briefly: Shiny new Merlin fandom is shiny but Bandom still has my heart. Angst. I wax not-so-poetically about how I know myself well enough to know when I'm starting to look for greener pastures. Angsty angst. I ramble a bunch about the nature of my fannishness and how much I would miss you guys if I were to ever go. Angsty angst angst. )
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2009-02-19 11:27 pm

Gimme more

Productivity today? Zero.

Okay, technically I went to work and made a full day's wages so I suppose that's not exactly doing nothing, but measured on a scale one to what I actually need to get done today? Yup. Nada.

I have one essay, two assignments and a Big Bang fic to work on. Three of these four have to be done by next week and we are way behind on the other. And apparently I'm going clubbing Saturday night? I fail so hard, you guys. I have no idea how I'm going to accomplish this. /o\

What I've done instead? Glut myself on news.

In which Amanda reveals just how much of a info-slut she truly is and blathers on most annoyingly about defending internet piracy and an American in Ottawa )

And I'm sick of talking about a certain blond so this is honestly the last thing I'm saying on the subject (at least for now). The last dregs of my respect for her has officially evaporated. Does she really think she's got a shot at trying to sell a book about her experiences as some D-list rockstar's girlfriend? At least Pamela Des Barres slept with real rock legends.

(Since when is sleeping with famous people a bankable skill anyhow? This is everything that is wrong with the world. *facepalm*)
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2009-02-12 02:03 am

Love me dead

I'd be the first to admit I'm pretty terrible with blogging. There are plenty of interesting thoughts that run through my head in the course of a day but rarely to I feel the need to indiscriminately share them with the entirety of the internet. Heck, I'm not even a fan of private journaling. I've always been one to prefer dialogues to monologues. But I'm going to try to be a little bit better about it because I really do like you guys, but just know that this is never really something that's come naturally to me.

Okay, so what have I been doing with my time since the last time I posted here? Well...

School: it sucks. )

Fic of the Big Bang variety! )

Concerts! Meeting up with Lj-ers is fun ^_^ )

Oh, and I'm betting everyone's heard of the Chris Brown and Rihanna drama by now? Hot damn :S
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2009-01-22 01:57 am

Baby you're a trendsetter

(1:51:15 AM) Mandy_croyance: speaking of soul, did you see Ryan's latest blog
(1:51:22 AM) Mandy_croyance: maybe Otis Redding wasn't an anomaly
(1:51:29 AM) Pluginxbaby: don't think so...
(1:51:40 AM) Mandy_croyance: maybe his next trend is going to be soul/funk
(1:51:51 AM) Mandy_croyance: Black President and all, you know :P
(1:51:51 AM) Pluginxbaby: lol little richard?
(1:52:02 AM) Mandy_croyance: gay soul and funk
(1:52:02 AM) Pluginxbaby: i have to believe that brendon had a little influence there
(1:52:08 AM) Mandy_croyance: really, really gay
(1:52:28 AM) Mandy_croyance: still it would be hilarious
(1:52:35 AM) Mandy_croyance: they covered Shout on their latest tour
(1:52:41 AM) Pluginxbaby: yeah
(1:52:48 AM) Mandy_croyance: NRWC they covered The Beatles
(1:53:09 AM) Mandy_croyance: and Ryan Ross is due
(1:53:17 AM) Pluginxbaby: haha true
(1:53:31 AM) Pluginxbaby: this next album could turn out veeeery interesting
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2009-01-13 03:27 am

Daily digest

  • 19:31 Why so fucking lame, Canada? Whatever your opinion of the conflict, human rights violations are never justifiable. #

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2009-01-01 01:31 am

Ushering in 2009

Happy New Year, all! I imagine most of you are probably rather drunk (or hung over!) at the moment so I'll try to keep this short and sweet!

I had a relatively chill New Year's Eve celebration. Just mom and me at home on the couch with Kathy Griffin and the Silver Fox (i.e. Anderson Cooper). I have to say I adore them. The constant bickering was too cute for words. Anderson gets so adorably ruffled by Kathy's brassy ways. :D

In other news, congratulations to Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel on their recent engagement. I didn't even know they were dating but I can't think of a more adorable couple.

Oh and I was reading through my music blogs the other day when I noticed this on one of Pretty Much Amazing's year end best-of lists:

7. Pretty. Odd., Panic at the Disco - Maybe its not the best idea to place a Panic at the Disco album so high on a year-end list. But Pretty. Odd. is just fun. Every track is pitch-perfect, old-school pop-rock. Urie’s melodic whine somehow finds a way not to annoy me, but to please me. Try not bobbing your head or singing along with him on “She’s A Handsome Woman.” Brandon Ross’ vocal contributions don’t hurt either, notably on “Behind the Sea.” And even the slower songs can hold your attention and make you feel more emotion than your typical top-40 band can. Just listen to “Northern Downpour” or “She Held the World.” Corny as they are, these songs do make you feel something. And they only make up a small portion of the album - they’re nothing compared to bouncy tracks like “Pas De Cheval” and “That Green Gentleman.” So while Panic may not have the same indie-rock sensibility that, say, Deerhunter has, they sure are more fun. I dare you to listen to “When the Day Met the Night” and not smile.

Brandon Ross? Are they serious? Way to fail rather epically, PMA. *headdesks forever*

Anyhow, I hope you all had a fabulous New Years and wish you a wonderful 2009. Let's hope it's better than 2008. :
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2008-12-30 02:41 am

Daily digest

  • 13:45 I haven't had a boyfriend in five years and yet here I am looking at Tiffany's engagement rings. *facepalm* #
  • 21:08 I have a feeling this is relevant to most of your interests: #
  • 01:24 There were like 7 things in the mod queue for satd and I didn't have to reject a single one of them! This must be a first. #
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2008-12-29 11:54 pm

Viva La Pop 2008

Seriously one of the most amazing mash-ups I've ever heard. The top 25 pop songs of 2008 consolidated into one amazing song. Download it here!
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2008-12-29 02:35 am

Daily digest

  • 21:26 Why is it that I try to recast every movie I see? I could pretty much derive a Ryan/Brendon AU out of just about anything, lol #
  • 00:48 I'm feeling really strange at the moment, like I want to crawl out of my skin. Or maybe throw up. :S #
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2008-12-25 02:56 am

Daily digest

  • 20:19 Ryan should've recced The Virgins - they're like Phantom Planet meets Mika, lol - but Velvet Underground is a classic #
  • 20:57 How is it that no one on my f-list has mentioned AAR's cover of Womanizer? It's actually pretty good too, guys D: #
  • 00:38 Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! #
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2008-12-24 10:50 am

Paying it forward

Christmas is the time of giving selflessly.

This morning I woke up to a new dumping of snow, the third such dumping in less than a week. The snow plow had deposited a two-foot berm of hard, heavy snow at the foot of my drive that it would've taken hours for me to get through myself. So I plucked up my courage and went to go as a neighbour across the street if I could borrow his giant new snowblower.

My neighbour, although he was in the middle of painting his basement, dropped what he was doing to not just lend me the snowblower but come out and help clear my driveway himself. Two of our other neighbours came over to give us a hand and we had my driveway cleared in no time at all. Then we moved on to clear two other driveways on the street - that of an elderly couple and of a couple with three young kids.

People say chivalry is dead. I say it's only as dead as we let it be.
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2008-12-24 03:03 am

Daily digest

  • 13:27 It's little wonder Milk is up for so many nominations. That movie is as inspiring as it is heartbreaking and beautifully crafted. #

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2008-12-20 11:27 pm

Jennifer, it's your birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [ profile] pluginxbaby

I can't possibly express how much your friendship means to me. I love you so much. Happy Birthday, baby. I hope you have a fabulous year. :D
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2008-12-18 02:22 am

Daily digest

  • 00:30 To stay up and watch Death Cab on the Late Late Show and Panic on Carson, or to go to sleep and actually feel rested at work tomorrow? #
  • 01:28 Omg, Ben Gibbard looks so strange! He's dropped so much weight and I miss his glasses :S #
  • 01:58 Is this an old performance or are Panic just wearing the exact same outfits to confuse us? #
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2008-12-15 02:24 am

Daily digest

  • 22:50 Ugh. I hate the suburbs. They're positively suffocating. Somebody rescue me :( #

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2008-12-14 04:53 pm
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fic rec: They Don't Love You (Like I love you) by buildyourwalls

If you really know me you know that cross-dressing is just about my biggest kink in the history of ever. I just love the idea of pretty androgynous boys and girls playing with concept of gender. I especially like the notion of pretty androgynous Bandom boys in lacy lingerie...

Ahem. Sorry about that, I got a little distracted there for a moment. :P

But seriously, I have a point here, and that point is that when I see "Warnings: Cross-dressing kink and light bondage" I naturally zero in like a fat kid on cake. And goddamn, ladies and gentlemen! I read this fic last night and I'm still having trouble putting together a coherent thought about it!

They Don't Love You (Like I love you) by [ profile] buildyourwalls is hot like burning. No really, I'm surprised my computer doesn't have scorch marks all over it. It's primarily Brendon/Ryan with flavours of Brendon/Ryan/Keltie (though probably not enough to squick those who find the idea of that fearsome threesome unpalatable). I'm not sure what more I can say other than this: Brendon Urie in fishnets and a corset fucking Ryan Ross who has been tied to the bed with just that in mind. If that doesn't reduce your lady parts to a writhing mess of wanton lust, idk what will.

I would love to say more about this wonderful fic (like perhaps something useful about the writing or characterizations?) but my brain has honestly been rendered into goo. Just do yourself a favour read it >.>