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Benny Goodman helps me fight the blues
ginger you sexy bitch
So, I've realized lately that big band/swing music tends to curb my depressive moods. I feel stupid for not getting into this earlier, srsly.

This is far from an earth-shattering revelation (I'm sure people know that good music= positively helps mood), but sometimes obvious things can strike me as just freakin' amazing. It's a discovery that I'm thankful to have found, at least.

Plus, these guys were hardcore. Look at the guy playing the xylophone (he is god-like at 1:40 til 2:02)! Look at the drummer at 1:48! Holy crap, I don't think it's even healthy to drum that fast.

Count Basie. Lord, he's too awesome.


I'm normally not a romantic sort of person, but... "Stardust" is so dreamy. I can just see a bunch of stylishly-dressed people sipping drinks and flirting while this music plays in the background... circa 1938, in some night club filled with cigarette smoke.

Writer's Block: Past the expiration date
What's in your refrigerator right now?

A cold dish of spaghetti, some of my roomie's junk food (pizza, cans of Dr. Pepper, noodles, etc. etc. ... the usual tasty college menu), and a dish of tabbouleh. Like... a BIG dish of tabbouleh.

I swear tabbouleh is like a drug to me-- can't get enough of that delicious shit. Good thing it's healthy!

Besides that, alas, the sad reality is that the fridge is pretty empty.

Oh, young!Hitchcock, you shameless cad.
dirty whorish mouth

I've been giggling all day because of this. I really ought to be ashamed of myself.

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School has been kicking my ass lately. So much to do, so little time. WHATEVER, MAYBE I'LL JUST GO BUM AROUND EUROPE AND WRITE POETRY 'N STUFF. YEAH.

Anyway, thank you mosellegreen for generously giving out Dreamwidth invite codes. I have no idea what I'm going to do with a Dreamwidth account, but I figured, why not? It might come in handy.

Went to the SFMOMA w/ my BF, just because we're a pair of pretentious farts (and students get discounts... and I need to go anyway for an art class I'm taking, heh). Honestly though, modern art gives me a headache-- but I thought the museum itself (especially the huge central skylight) was gorgeous. And the cafe sells "Mondrian" cakes. LOL... very clever SFMOMA, I c wat u did thar.

All I want for Christmas is a ZM-3A/U Military Capacitor...
everything is classier in the future
This is perhaps the single most badass thrift find ever.

I am jealous, and I wouldn't even care if I got radiation poisoning because that amazing glowing red radiation button would distract me with its terrifying awesomeness.

On another note, I think ontdcreepy is making my life creepier (their FFAs are so amazing. I didn't know I how easily addictive weird EVPs were until now.). Last night I woke up to somebody screaming outside in the street. Then, whoever it was starting laughing and singing... so yeah, that made it worse, but it also meant nobody was getting shanked. I think. I mean, they were probably drunk or high or god knows what. Probably. :/

Also, I LOL'D. Then I was terrified. People hire evil clowns to stalk, send creepy texts, and phone people threatening messages ... not as an act of revenge, but as a BIRTHDAY GIFT. WHAT. .

ARGs, Marble Hornets= Blair Witch Project (minus the fame).
hangin' out
So, I'm a ARG horror vlogs fan. I just love the whole "this is fucking crazy, let's go investigate that ABANDONED HOUSE OVER THERE it's probably totally safe" atmosphere. I mean, Marble Hornets is possibly the best homemade ARG on the "Slenderman" meme yet. The filming is a little cheesy and predictable at times, but it's redeemed when I remember that this series is totally on a budget and it still scares me a lot more than most blockbuster horror flicks. Someone on the Something Awful Forums was kind enough to file all Marble Hornet's vids together (along with the spectacularly creepy vid responses of "totheark").

I usually like the ARG vlogs that try to be weird for the sake of being weird, not because they're part of a viral marketing campaign. (Not that ARG marketing campaigns aren't entertaining or anything. Back in the day, Cloverfield's ARG scared the crap out of me. I just usually like the homemade ARGs more.)

NANANA Batman.
hangin' out
You know what I miss? Writing Batman ficlets for batfic100 (which is now defunct).
For two reasons-
1. Restricting my fics to 100 words apiece was a challenge, but it helped my writing style. It kind of, sort of cured me of Flowery Prose Syndrome.
2.  I miss Batman minific. ):   .... (Well, okay, I was mostly writing noir-ish crap about drug dealing ecoterrorists and sociopathic psychiatrists via Scarecrow and Ivy. It's been said before that Batman is the least interesting character in the mythos, and he's just a tool to allow the villains to shine. I don't agree, really, since I like Bruce even if he can be either a colossal mangst machine or someone who has the emotional intelligence of a squashed apricot.)
... Also, I miss Alfred.

I need to stop listening to the Blade Runner soundtrack...
hangin' out

.... Because, damn, "Rachel's Song" is making me sad. (It's beautiful. Vangelis is awesome. But, still.)

In further random news, I now have a $1 bill that has "I heard that motherfucker had like...30 goddamned dicks" scribbled in blue ink next to Washington's handsome face. Life is full of lovely surprises.

Self-indulgent Meme.
everything is classier in the future

Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.

* NO CAPTIONS!!! It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words. *

They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason

. * You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don't want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.


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watchmen fic: "Stakeout"
watchmen smiley
Title: "Stakeout"
Words: 953
Warnings: None.
Summary: The year is 1966. A stakeout gets boring, so Walter-as-Rorschach and Dan end up bickering about the Beatles talking. Bonus, Rorschach complains about those goddamned hippies.
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