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26 February 2009 @ 01:31 am
Haiku wars is a result of me not allowing Jesse's haiku in the literary magazine. I was challenged to a haiku-off which resulted in an all-club full-out e-mail haiku war.

This entire war is going to be published in my university's literary magazine so it may be preserved for generations to come.

HAIKU WARS: Now featuring Batman!Collapse )
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: Flight of the Conchords - Jenny
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30 December 2008 @ 01:23 pm
Basically the rules were that the album had to be technically released in 2008. I decided to do this after looking at pitchfork's list of the best tracks of 2008 and decided that I didn't like them. Boo pitchfork. These are good though, download away!

20 best tracks of 2008Collapse )
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: Hello Saferide - Anna
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30 December 2008 @ 12:00 am
Because I'm SO OBSESSED with this software!

Shake it like a poladriod picture!Collapse )
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: Noah & the Whale - Give a Little Love
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12 December 2008 @ 12:22 pm
I FINALLY got around to picking up and reading The Beedle and the Bard. Sorry, I feel like such a bad fan for not reading it right off! I LOVED IT THOUGH. I think mostly it just made me hungry for Jo's writing. She's such an excellent, creative person! I mean, all those tales are just as creative as any of our classic fairy tales and fables. It made me want to grab random children and read it to them, or at least the less disturbing ones.

My favorite bitsCollapse )

In other news Jesse and I have watched the entire Firefly series in the past week. SUCH A GOOD SHOW. SUCH AN UNSATISFYING ENDING. Kaylee, ilu! We're going to watch Serenity this weekend.
: geekygeeky
: Vampire Weekend - M79
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21 November 2008 @ 06:20 pm
I finally finished Harry, A History this week, Melissa Anelli's book. I'm not going to cut for spoilers because honestly, what's to spoil?

Reasons I love this book:

1) Melissa Anelli has always been a hero of mine, and that feeling has been totally reinforced after reading this book. Her story is fascinating. I've always been impressed with the professionalism with which she presents the fandom to the rest of the world, but I never realized before what a role she had in creating a relationship with not just the Harry Potter fandom and Warner Brothers and Scholastic, but for all fandoms with their creators.

2) I feel like I better understand the reason the Harry Potter fandom was so groundbreaking. The timing was perfect, Harry Potter took off just when the Internet took off and it was a perfect marriage. I definitely learned a lot of things about the origins of things that I thought I knew everything about.

3) Yes, the book is as much Melissa, A History as much as it is Harry, A History, but I love it that way. I think a lot of people won't like this book because it doesn't tell about their corner of the fandom. Melissa always said that she decided to tell her story in the hopes that fans could see parts of their story within hers. I think a lot of people who know her from Leaky and PotterCast are going to end up reading a different book than they expected. I on the other hand loved the book because I was pleasantly surprised to discover how closely my fandom experience has mirrored Melissa's for one primary reason: We both got our start in the Harry Potter fandom on the Sugar Quill.

4) I think a Quiller will enjoy reading this book more than a PotterCast fan. As someone who spent so much time as a subber researching SQ and shipping war history the book sometimes felt like "who can spot the SQ Easter egg?" For example, a lot of the friends Melissa talks about are SQ admins. The Sugar Quill plays a key role in this book, and reading it brought back really good memories from my Quill days which is really nice since I hadn't felt connected to the Quill in awhile.

5) I was SHOCKED how many of the events she wrote about that I remembered! I remember the first time Melissa met Jo and the PoA IMAX screening and NYC and even post-Potterwar with the WB. This book kind of scared me when I realized that I'm an old school Potterfan. Yikes.

6) When I finished the book I was left with a profound appreciation of what the Harry Potter fandom has given me. Even though my SQ roots seem really far away now, the fact is that I'm left now with a great experience and really great life-long friends. I think that anyone who felt that way about their fandom experience will appreciate this book.
: nostalgicnostalgic
: The New Pornographers - Use It
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12 April 2007 @ 08:07 pm
Sorry, I'm a bit late on the mix meme. But here's my mix! Don't let the theme deceive you, it's really just all the fun songs I've been listening to lately. I know there are repeats in this mix that were in other mixes, but the mix wouldn't be complete without them!

Waiting on SummerCollapse )
: creativecreative
: The Office! (YAYZ!)
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06 February 2005 @ 07:57 pm

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: The Killers - Mr. Brightside