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August 28th, 2009

Waiter ~ reality cheque please

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...the best part is that it's part of an online series about people who are addicted to play games online.

Crazy things some folks do with their time, eh? Thank goodness I haven't gotten sucked down into that abyss...

...right?

*sound of eyes rolling fills the room*

August 23rd, 2009

Speaking of throwing $ at bad habits....

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I'm was looking for a song in Youtube and along the way found the following. Fascinating stuff....in particular the last 10 seconds. @_@!!!

July 8th, 2009

Japan + MTV = WTF :)

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Odd couple pair of rabbits in a Soviet prison. Not a single word is uttered that you need to understand. It's all slapstick. It's 110% whacko. And if you think it's bizarre when they are just in the jail cell...wait for episode 13 when they escape and take their loonytoon antics into the countryside...

It's called Usavich if you wanted to follow their manic...tails.

April 10th, 2009

She's singing MY song!!

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...and according to my children, I've used just about EVERY SINGLE ONE of those lines on them XD!!!

March 26th, 2009

How some people play with dolls....*lovin it*

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Followed a link someone left in the doll forum I scoot about in. Am MOST amused :)

March 19th, 2009

Can hardly wait...trailer #3....WOOT!

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February 16th, 2009

File this under *WTF was she thinking for 30 years?*

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For that matter how did she put on those jeans...or (oh lord the mind boggles)...do any of a thousand things?

My father sent me a newspaper clipping about this woman (her nails broke in a automobile accident on the 13th...oh the irony there)...and I had to search her up online, because she looks like something out of a vampire movie. Oh it's MUCH worse than a static picture...oh very very much worse.

January 25th, 2009

Sunday morning *0__0!!!

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COOL!

My father sent me that link. :)

You'll find an an example HERE of the graphic novel that is entirely drawn using this method. The story of how a young French artist came to meet an Ex-G.I. and collaborate in telling his story is HERE... Hmmm I think that looks like a natural addition to my GN collection at some point.

I say that since long before I gave dolls a second look, paid much attention to kimono, or discovered fanfiction and/or yaoi ~ I was hardcore into WWII history buff ~ my areas of interest divided rather evenly between the Allied military experience (USMC and RCAF particularly) and the social history of the homefront (let me introduce you to my WWII era Women's magazine collection some time ~ in particular 1942 when the publishing industry and it's advertisers in the U.S.A was reacting to the country's entry into the war...fascinating stuff).

January 19th, 2009

When I first heard that song

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I was just commenting to [info]tameiki in response to her thoughts on how pieces of music effect us on such an individual basis ~ and wondering on what it is in our experience of living that causes our hearts to beat faster, our skin to tingle and our eyes tear when we hear a particular series of sounds cobbled together but leaves another person just blank.

We've all noticed how as we grow older, some music we grow out of loving (you can never really go back to the stuff you loved as a teenage) but other pieces...my god they touch the same places in your being that they did when you first heard them.

For example...Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor.

First time I heard it, I was sitting on the floor in front of a black and white television watching a haunting episode of Space 1999 ....of course this was long before video taped TV shows or the internet so it took me years before I found the name of the piece of music that shook me so utterly to the core.

Was I effected so much because of the story they married it with? Perhaps. I'm a dreadfully visual creature ~ all music is colours, emotions and images for me. When I don't like music it's because the visual flow in my head is an annoying static like a television show when the reception blurs to snow...I can't look, it gives me a headache.

Still ~ I don't think about the episode when I listen to this music. I just float away....34 years later this same piece of music (when played on the organ) still utterly mezmorizes me.

January 18th, 2009

No-riders in NY :)

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A song that makes me weep

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While I was out last night, I got to speaking with my friends' hubber who is a musician and we were exchanging views on pieces of music that make one cry and this morning I sent him the link to a piece that has never failed to bring tears to my eyes.

I'm not an opera fan in the slightest and he had protested that he couldn't stand the stuff....but I told him that this piece just has that something that nails you to the wall emotionally. I am looking forward to seeing if he can NOT have hairs go up on the back of his neck when he listens to this piece when the singers break into their harmonic duet.

I still don't get why it does that either. My ears perk up, the nerves on the backs of my arms tingle and my eyes well up. Weird.

I apologize if I've already shared this over the years but I'm just all a wibbly with it this morning :)

July 3rd, 2008

*0__o??

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......And they wonder why the birthrate is dropping.

This is one of those things that I need to just toss out there and engage your thoughts on as I digest it ~ because my brain scattered in mulitiple directions regarding culture, society, history, gender relations, economics, language.... even the body politic, and I need to think about this:





*holds head in hands and tries desperately to shake the horrible, dreadful GiTS~Innocence-moment she is having*

June 29th, 2008

Across the Universe

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The Eldest Spawn put me onto the movie Across the Universe and I have been mainlining the soundtrack for the better part of two weeks now.

If you even remotely like The Beatles, you will enjoy this movie in which a story is built around 33 songs and a mindblowing number of visual references and endless verbal nods to even more (seriously it's a great game to play picking them out). This is FUN cinema...a real treat to watch and the soundtrack....well I have NEVER been one to enjoy a Beatles cover ...no one does it as well as they do.

...until now. The soundtrack continues to blow my mind.

As for the film ~ well one of my favorite parts is a song that my father used to BLAST through the house on his stereo-system...and the visuals are an awesome interpretation of the lyrics.

The set up? Maxwell (as in Silver hammer) has been drafted. He's reporting for his physical. The era is the Vietnam war...and here is is on Youtube:





March 30th, 2008

....the cat, he's back!

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March 28th, 2008

Mean kitty Song

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It finally happened .... my 8 year old son has actually shown me something on Youtube that I find amusing too! ...after weeks of the same bionicle vids this is an amazing change of direction for him...oops...I spoketh too soon *flees room with hands over ears*

If you have ever lived with a kitten you will probably totally get this =^..^=

March 23rd, 2008

Eyes blurred ~ Kleenex box sacrificed ~ Emotions walloped

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[info]joyful_molly recommended the paranormal tv drama, produced by the BBC called AFTERLIFE....and I gamely searched it up online....watched about 5 minutes of episode one...and proceeded to settle in to mainline it via YOUTUBE over the past 24 hours.

The ENTIRE 2 seasons.

Yes...it IS that good.

Don't even try watching it unless you can dedicate a block of time to the series, because HOLY WOW it sucks you in and keeps you there till you are wrung emotionally dry.

I am now off to wash TWO DAYS worth of dishes piled up in my sink...and goodness knows whatelse needs my attention.
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