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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

two-point lists

This blog has become popular for no reason *I* can see, so I thought I’d at least update. Now with 1000% more two-point lists!

Two remakes to see in 2006 for completely different reasons
1. Scorcese/DiCaprio/Damon remake of Internal Affairs
2. Bollywood remake of Fight Club

Two novel-length AU fanfics
1. Bleach Triad AU by [info]cynic_in_charge complete with double-dealings, slapstick gun-play, and explosions XD.
2. Genius Girl Wuxia AU by [info]memlu and while you’re at it read the original comic, it’s steampunkerific.

Two novel-length novels
1. Blog-style translation of Botchan – hilarious new teacher in the sticks stuff (via meril).
2. Wuxiapedia technically way more than one novel here, and also a lot of general information. (via [info]tokyofish)

Two ways to tell you are reading subdee!fic
1. Characters work through problems logically, either in dialog or exposition (the Octavia E. Butler effect).
2. It’s written in the style of whatever book I just finished reading.

Two funniest things I’ve heard about Bleach lately
1. Ikkaku and Yumchika are just buddies!
2. “Bleach is a tightly-plotted, well-planned conspiracy thriller…”

Still plugging away at the Atomic Spectroscopy lab. It’s annoying because I can’t remember any of the analysis work I did at the end of the year, and I’ve been putting it off, and the more I put it off the less I remember. I finished A Suitable Boy while in this frame of mind, perversely because I wanted to read about people who are practical-minded and take control of their lives while scorning laziness, procrastination, and depression. HA HA. (It’s a great book, well-written for all thousand plus pages which is, frankly, amazing, but in the end it was too practical even for me. More on this later.)