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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

lost weekend (now with added bookblogging)

Where did my weekend go??? It's like it disappeared into this fever dream of bad Libertines fanfiction and compulsive wikipedia-ing of eighties post-punk bands...wait, that's not like what happened, that is what happened. ;_; Suppose the weekend isn't over. Suppose, if I am very good tomorrow, I ...

bibliophages, again

Posted two book reviews to for the "school stories" theme: A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer Demian by Hermen Hesse The theme this time is religion. I can't make up my mind what to recommended for it. ^^; What I really want to do is to make a ...

lazy days

Watched Nobuta wo Produce 01. SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE. I don't know if I can stand to keep watching this show. -_-; Let's see, Nobuta's wish for Bando to disappear was canceled, and Akira's which for world peace was canceled, so that leaves the Vice Principal's ...

spinning something out of nothing

I had some free time today (slow day at work), so I walked over to the student union, studied for a bit, then pulled out The Lions of Al-Rassan. In the eight days I've had this book, I've managed to read 38 pages. ^^; SAD, I know. ...

Is it…yes, it is! The return of the bookblog!

Not the backblog meme, sadly, though I swear I will get to that before I die even if it kills me. These are all books I read since. Robert Angell, Let Me Finish: I got so caught up reading New York Times Book Reviews about literary ...

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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