and sometimes i eat like a queen
There are a few things I miss about Oregon — the milder summers, the ability to see the bands I love in venues of far less than 1000, the coast, certain people, the smell of blackberries by the side of the road — but when I moved back to New York, I realized, with only a moderate degree of surprise, that I would miss being an Oregon foodie. Foodie is a terrible word, though, so maybe what I...
Dear Diary, today I got two bottles of mustard and...
when Buffy, Angel, and Game of Thrones happen on...
not to be terrible, but she's got Khaleesi boobs.
this episode would not work ten years later. everyone would just be on twitter, going, "LOL can't talk #yolo"
that's what happens every time there's a crisis in Sunnydale -- there are hobo fires.
these are the skirts of impending lesbianism.
"can't talk, pretending to know how to read." "psssst, Angel, it's upside down."
take the milk of the puppy, dude! (sic)
(also the phrase "orgasm friends" was used a lot)
asking for reasons, honest.
Is there such a thing as, well, basically the equivalent of Fifty Shades of Grey (in terms of origin-as-fanfic, not smut levels) for Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire?
For all the women I have loved who were dragged...
aiffe: I’ve read a lot of great essays about how fandom is female-majority and creates a female gaze and a safe space for women and etc. But spend five minutes in fandom and you’ll have an unsettling question. Why does a female-majority, feminist culture hate female characters so much? It’s not a question of if it happens. You know it does. You can go into any fandom and see it. Some fandoms are...
And I had lost them, those fine Canadians who were just as sweet and hilarious...– The Bitch from WorldCon | Hugh Howey This fine piece of writing starts with the term “crazy batshit broad” and ends with “Suck it, bitch.” Also note that when Howey says that a writer has a career ahead of him, it’s a fact, but when the woman at WorldCon says it, she doesn’t know what she’s...
asking, and friends, and the internets
It’s funny how times change. It used to be the most normal thing in the world to email friends to ask a question. Now, it’s Facetwit and YouSpace, and thinking that emails over 200 words are really long. (I love those. The longer the better. I’ve just heard comments.) But I just emailed a half-dozen married friends to ask them for their knowledge. Not their advice; I don’t...
I’m so annoyed about the goddamn bullshit Oz movie that I totally forgot what I was doing with the rest of my afternoon-into-evening.
2013 is a year where “big” science fiction properties are getting a lot of...– Why Doctor Who is Pop Culture Sci-Fi At Its Best | TIME.com (via doctorwho) Graeme, who has heard me rant maybe too many times about my love/hate relationship with Who, is smart as fuck and I love that the Tumblrverse is showing him all the love.
(IRC is a really old chat platform that nowadays is only really used by hackers...– STORY WAR : The Storytelling Party Game by Cantrip Games — Kickstarter (via rachelfershleiser) I think twice in the last year I’ve explained how IRC was super-relevant to my sanity as a college student, and my early enthusiasm for meeting people from the internet. Remember when that was...
this is how much i love CODE NAME VERITY
guyliner + smirk
jenn: confession: i’m not that into lee pace. me: it’s ok, i can be into lee pace enough for 12 people. it’s all because of the movie the fall, and the eyeliner therein jenn: i may not have seen that. i do love guyliner. EXHIBIT A:
it's the little things
This morning, on my half-block walk to work, I saw my favorite dog in all of Greenpoint. He’s this chubby, stiff-legged little Shiba Inu who always seems to be smiling as he trots along - I want to hug this dog every time I see him, and I always start grinning at his little face, his funny dog gait, his pricked-up ears. This morning, his person mistook me for someone she knew, and because...
Jenn wasn’t wrong when she said this book was written for me to love it. I grew up in the Northwest in the late ’80s/early ’90s; I was a music-obsessed teenager with strong feelings about everything and no talent for being a girl the way it seemed like girls were supposed to be; I was always in love with certain mythologies, and with the markets and the hills and the coffee of...
I am going to be watching the mail LIKE A CRAZY HAWK waiting for this to show up, friends. (What, you haven’t read The Raven Boys yet? GO READ IT. And don’t be surprised when you have to run around the house turning on all the lights in the last 50 pages or so.)
the rest of january's reading (books 3-8)
So part of the whole “write a tiny bit, at least, about every book I read” notion was that I’d do it right after I read the book. Then I got hung up on Gun Machine. I like Warren Ellis. I like him a lot, and for lots of reasons, including (but not limited to) the role of Transmetropolitan in my reintroduction to comics, and the role of the Warren Ellis Forum in my early-oughts...
an exercise in futility
me: [refreshing ticketbastard in hopes of fall out boy tix] it's like freaking bidding on ebay. stresssful.
amy: i'm refreshing starting now!
me: omg it told me none
none available. already.
amy: dammit me too. let's keep trying.
amy: goddamiit. uggggh.
me: i cant even get the page to load!
that was like 30 seconds!
well nuts. maybe they'll add another date.
this morning when it was being evil, my first security check phrase was "zombie prom"
now it's all gibberish. that was funnier
i never see words
me: it was kind of amazing!
amy: whoa it started giving me words
"winter is coming"
"cop an attitude"
this is fun!
amy: oh my god
amy: haha. it just suddenly switched to words and they are amazing
me: i can't believe it gave you winter is coming. AMAZING
amy: double rainbow!!!
me: AHHAHAH I JUST GOT NECKBEARD
me: i should have screencapped it
this is a very bizarre tiny consolation prize for not getting tix
amy: hahaha seriously
god they have to add another show right
me: they have to
it just gave me "poetic justice"
fuck you, ticketmaster!
amy: i just got
that's why it was broken earlier
it is freaking high.
belated quotes from the season three finale buffy...
"It's the first male dominant Buffy night." "We're all going to have to take our shirts off and flex."
"It's Buffy night for bros. Bro-fy night!"
"Does Angel just go to vampire Banana Republic every day?"
"We're at the part where Giles has his sensitive tweed on."
"He has a special anger spot for cummerbunds."
"His shoulder pads are epic! He could start for the 49ers with those things."
"Mansplaining! NO WAIT, VAMPSPLAINING."
"She can give that [her School Protector parasol] to Angel and they can go out for walks!"
Buffy asks Angel, "Is it even a little hard for you?" Entire room applauds.
"An evil eclipse, those are the best!"
"You take your hat off when the mayor is ascending."
"Ah, the tricky möbius entrance to Sunnydale High School!"
"He's like the opposite of manic pixie dream girl. Brooding unavailable handsome man."
ahh fall out boy is back ahhhh →
CLEARLY I have not been paying enough attention to the internet. A Studio at Webster Hall show? And I missed tickets? And now I will have to go to Terminal 5 alone because no way, no fucking way is S. going to go with me to this? Well, it’ll be an adventure.
the most distracting thing in books (to me....
Friends, have you ever actually let out a breath you didn’t know you were holding? Not, like, heaved a heavy sigh after continuing to breathe shallowly for several minutes? REALLY FOR REALS?
memorable quotes from Buffy Night, 1/14
[I've been patrolling.] "patrolling in my shirt made out of fruit roll-up." "is that cherry or strawberry?" three people in unison, "WATERMELON."
"they killed more muppets to make that sweater." "they have killed SO MANY MUPPETS this season."
Oz is the Ramona Flowers of Buffy.
that's her breaking and entering outfit? it's sparkly!
"there's a word for people like you, Faith. Canuck!" "that is UNFAIR to Canadians."
wait, so does Buffy turn into Jean Grey?
[In 243 years, I've only loved one person.] TRY HARDER.
"like the mayor only has two vampires on staff." "they're union vampires."
NOT A QUOTE FROM BUFFY NIGHT: By the by, I have heard tell that our Buffy Night is VERY SERIOUS and there is NO TALKING ALLOWED. No, no! I swear, there is LOTS of talking. It's just mostly about Buffy. Or Buffy fashion (or lack thereof), to be more precise.
So here is a weird thing. I already wrote this post. But the internet ate it. Hungry, internet? THE THING IS, I decided this year that I will write at least one mumbly sentence - or maybe paragraph, as I am prone to using too many words for most things - about every book I read. I wrote about the first two. Now I’ll do it again. 1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Vol. 1 Not the...
AFTER CONVINCING SKEPTICAL GROWNUPS TO BUY BOOKS...
minionsofisidore: I have done this dance! Repeatedly! (I’ve been using Libba Bray’s The Diviners as a YA gateway drug all month.)
memorable quotes from Buffy Night, 12/17
dead before sunrise -- that's your Buffy tribute band name.
"what are you guys talking about?" "your pants, Willow. again." ""she needs a pants intervention." "A PANTSTERVENTION."
their high school cafeteria is so much more ... advanced than mine was.
wait. are they burning them at the stake INSIDE A BUILDING??
what is he doing? this is very unbecoming of a Giles.
recycled bad guys! now that's a band name.
"is that, like, an S&M vampire?" "fifty shades of Transylvania."
good use of the laundry chute.
"is that Faith?" "it's Faith lipstick, anyway."
"fleece! Giles is wearing fleece! what happened to his tweed?" "they take away your tweed when they fire you from the Watcher Council." "and then you go and buy performance fleece."
i was a teenage hair metal nerd
It’s been a year of firsts, in a lot of ways, and last night was one of those gold-star first-time days: the first time I got up in front of a room of mostly strangers and read something I’d written. (Bonus nervous points for it being something I’d written about myself.) I did pretty well. People even laughed, and mostly at the parts that I meant to be laughed at. Thanks, Toby,...
memorable comments from Buffy Night pt 2
"he's really squinty." "no i think that's just his face."
DUDES FROM SPART.
he's got some good furniture for a vampire.
at least she has clothes on.
Giles camping?! LL Tweed. Tweedface. RTweedI. Patatweedia.
nipples is really cold! i mean Willow. i meant Willow!
"his posture is TERRIBLE." "that's his acting slouch!" "Slouching towards Buffy." "decided not to go with Slouching towards Bufflehem?" "i considered it."
When I'm holding back on saying "that's what she...
lifeinpublishing: This is exactly me yesterday, when a customer asked if we had Fifty Shades of Grey - then saw the book and exclaimed, “Oh, it’s big!”
Jaime Lannister: At the beginning of the books, I threw a 7 year old child out of a window to try and kill him because he saw me having sex with my sister.
Fans: Oh Jaime you've won us over! That's all in the past now!
Catelyn Stark: At the beginning of the books, I was mean to Jon Snow.
Fans: HOW ARE WE EVER SUPPOSED TO FORGIVE THIS EVERYTHING YOU DO SHALL BE TAINTED WITH THE MEMORY OF THIS.
this shit again
“What a critic likes and feels is immaterial; it’s what a critic sees and thinks that matters.” Well, I feel that this is total bullshit that rests on the tiresome notion that thinking and feeling are mutually exclusive. ENOUGH ALREADY.
questions asked for or by children in the last...
“Do you have any violent books?” “Do you have Wonder?” “Do you have any water true facts books?” * “Do you have The Mysterious Benedict Society?” “Do you have any picture books with unicorns?” “Do you have a little piece of paper I could use for a bookmark?” * Apparently this meant “nonfiction about the...
so this made my day a little bit
Librarian Nancy Pearl’s Picks for the Omnivorous Reader … My to-be-read list grew by leaps and bounds as a result of Walton’s novel. And my reading of the novel slowed down drastically as I kept pausing to check whether the books were available at the Seattle library, and to reserve them if they were. I was thrilled to find that Molly Templeton, a fellow fan, created a pinboard...
memorable comments from Buffy Night
her pants look like the sky, only ugly.
he gave that to her because he's Irish.
"hey, it's that guy!" is the official motto of Buffy Night.
that was a way better stunt double than usual!
what? Slayers have a go bag.
GUESS WHICH THREE ARE ME.
When you're the only one in the office who reads...
lifeinpublishing: (Submission from Fitz, thanks! Or should I say, rim hennaid!)
Random House/Penguin Merger