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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

Avengers Assemble

Suspect that Joss Whedon & cowriter made the first half hour of this movie clunky ON PURPOSE so they could create the effect of all hell breaking loose/the pace getting faster and faster in the second half. This movie is totally about conceptual team-ups and rivalries - Tony Stark’s ...


This is a webcomic I started reading thanks to persistent fanart bombing by vikki. It's 4,107 pages and 326,796 words long (so far). That's half as long as Atlas Shrugged, only counting page titles and captions. So yeah, don't start this one unless you want to read the ...

Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim, Volume 6 and movie: I saw the movie first. It's a great movie - I know putting this behind the cut makes saying it somewhat pointless, but if you haven't seen it, you should, before it disappears from theaters. It makes Scott more of a likable ...

One last spam post

I plead sleep debt, your honor. (I can't stay up to watch the Daily Show or the Colbert Report anymore! *sob*) Reborn: posted about the many many many faults of Katekyou Hitman Reborn!, and why she was entertained by it anyway. A few weeks ago made a ...

Linkblog 7/2/07

Links! If you're an Avatar fan, you've seen this already. If you're not an Avatar fan, why not? Male superheroes drawn in female superhero poses. I'm linking because of the undeniable feeling I got when I saw the cyclops pose: haven't I seen this in Jojo's Bizarre ...

January 1st 2013
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My 2012 In Review

I didn't write much this year - or not much fiction anyway. I wrote my masters thesis, and though it could have been much better I am content with the way it came out.  In nonfiction land, I signed on as a contributor to The Hooded Utilitarian. Though I don't have ...
November 12th 2012
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Big Bang @ Prudential Center, 12/9/12

As promised on tumblr. This is very long, so I apologize in advance. ^^ BTW, I'm sitting in a cafe in New Brunswick next to someone using "Fantastic Baby" as a ringtone, and it turns out she was also at the show on Friday. Small world! The New York ...
September 12th 2012
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I turned in my master's thesis. It's kinda weak - I wrote the conclusion in 24 hours including searching for supporting references - but it's a personal milestone for me since it's the longest thing I have ever finished, more-or-less on time. It's 50 pages without references or appendixes (but ...
July 19th 2012
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Olympics, etc.

I am so totally out of the Olympic loop - though I heard there's an outdoor screen at the Castle Museum gardens in York that's doing public screenings of Olympic events, so I might go to that. I missed the torch when it passed through a few weeks ago. ...
July 15th 2012
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6-years-too-late review of disposable teen comedy, John Tucker Must Die

Saw this with M. It's really not too bad... if you ignore the ending, aha. Especially the casting for John Tucker is good: at first you are like, what do any of these girls see in this guy? But by the end you are like, hmm, ...


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