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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

quick, spend the money before it runs out!

Note to self: DEMAND BACKPAY before applying for unemployment in two weeks. =_= Yeah, that's right, I'm out of a job. All it really means is that I now have a hard-and-fast reason to step up the job hunt, which I'd kind of let slide. In any ...

Clarks, Mainichi Seiten!, Honey and Clover, SD

Saw the Clarks with in NYC last Friday. If the object was to pick a semi-decent band we could see cheaply + whose fans would not be younger than us, we succeeded. Also met up with and picked up Silver Diamond, Mainichi Seiten! at Kino. Whoever ...

Manga I am Purchasing

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Twelve Kingdoms (novel translation) Pearl Pink Mushishi Quick comments on some others: Land of the Blindfolded: This got really, really good in volumes 5-8, but sadly the author backs off in the final volume and returns to WAFF (and what's worse, "standard" oneshot storylines). Still, it was fun. NANA: Binged up ...

Cabin-fever induced manga purchases

This weekend has been a continual struggle. On the one hand, I enjoy leaving the house sometimes. On the other, it's negative degrees outside. -_- SO COLD. Yesterday I dragged myself out to the library and from there, some coffee shops (café-hopping: the homework-conscious individual's substitute to bar-hopping?) ...

Reading Mix Challenge, Part Two

Some more lists here. These are more generic than the other ones. (Did I make the deadline? Please say I made the deadline.) Alternate Europe Historical Fantasy (With ) In other words, Victorian/Edwardian Fantasy. Caroline Stevermer, A College of Magics. says: Sequel: A Scholar of Magics. ...

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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