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My Kind of Warning

Dec. 16th, 2016 | 01:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: creative creative
music: Bloomberg TV

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Dreams: Lost in the Desert

Oct. 22nd, 2016 | 10:36 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Weird
music: The Graham Norton Show

I still haven't been writing enough fiction and I've been stressed so...

Last night, I dreamed that Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick were lost in the desert with two children...possibly their children or possibly random children they decided to take to the desert...

Most of the details were being kept from the press and it had to be discrete but I was part of the team trying to find them. However, it was becoming so big that Oliver Queen was called in and we having to team up with...Malcolm Merlyn. Yep, it seemed so plausible at first, didn't it?

Turns out today is the 10th anniversary of Torchwood, hehe.

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Hurricane Matthew

Oct. 6th, 2016 | 11:26 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Anxious
music: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

I am safe. I am in a house that's not in a flood zone so I didn't have to evacuate like others in my area.

I don't know if I'm considered "in the area" enough that Facebook will ask me if I'm safe again.

It's feeling a bit surreal at this moment because Cat 4 is bad but not like Andrew and Katrina bad.

However, everyone is being like "The death toll will be catastrophic!" Then, I end up giggling because they're accidentally quoting The Phantom Menace. Even this Fox News guy said, "And your kids die, too!"

And I know they want to make people take this seriously and evacuate but...to a hardcore Floridian?
That's sounds more like a challenge when everyone is saying how no one could possibly survive.

I don't want you guys freaking out though about people staying. This is an issue for local governments. Most are very good at knocking on doors, asking around and having people call who can't leave on their own. I was evacuated for Charley and Tampa was extremely efficient so I'm hoping/assuming the east coast is also that good.

The main thing that concerns me at this point is that when my friend's husband said Matthew was going to loop around and hit us again next week, I assumed he was messing with us...now it doesn't seem that way.

P.S. I enjoy Garth Brooks' music but the idea that his Florida concerts are cursed is hilarious. Last year, he had to cancel his Tampa shows because the Lightning got to the playoffs. This year, he had to reschedule Thursday and Friday concerts in Orlando to Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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Force Friday 2016

Oct. 4th, 2016 | 11:32 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

I have a confession...

The Rogue One toys have been out for almost a week and I haven't purchased any. There were a couple that tempted me like Cassian Andor Pop! and the double figure set with Moroff...if you don't know him, look him up. It's like a more humanoid Wampa and pretty awesome, also very heavy for a figure...but nothing made me want it immediately like last year with the BB-8 Pop! and the Micro Machines set...I couldn't even find any Rogue One Micro Machines sets.

I'm hoping that the film turns out decent...birthday film, dammit.

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Sep. 30th, 2016 | 10:27 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Calm
music: Halloween Wars

I had a dream last night that the Tenth Doctor, Martha, Sherlock and Watson had teamed up with the Scooby Gang (Sunnydale edition) for a mysterious case. Plus, Gina Rodriguez was Sherlock's secretary because...why not?

Also, it's that time of year again...Cooking Channel is showing Halloween Wars!

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Phone Case Update

Sep. 27th, 2016 | 09:57 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Accomplished
music: Ink Master

I thank everyone for their advice.

Target had no Otterboxes I liked but did have a Lifeproof that they let me have for their online price, $38.99. I have learned how to remove it and have done so several times for various reasons. So far, I'm very happy with it. The image is a lot more clear and doesn't have the glare the old one did. It also holds up well in rain. Steady rain is a still a problem but sprinkling would set off my other phone like I touched it myself. The Lifeproof case ignores raindrops until they start covering more than half the face. I also like how protected my charging area is. My strap that I use to wear the phone on my wrist also broke but I have reattached the strap with fishing line. If it's good for eight pounds of fish, it can surely hold up to me.

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Top Five

Sep. 24th, 2016 | 12:53 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The Late, Late Show with James Corden

My mom and I saw Top Five which was a great film. We toyed with what our choices would be for our personal top fives. Then, I kind of hoped she would forget about it.

Nope, after three weeks, she asks my yesterday what my Top Five are, lol. Her Top Five are:
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Genesis with Phil Collins
Linkin Park

It's just REALLY hard so I ended up having to do two lists.

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Linkin Park
Green Day

Michael Jackson
Alan Jackson
Barry Manilow

And I'm very sorry to my runners up:
Dixie Chicks
Pearl Jam
The Grateful Dead
Pink Floyd

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Phone Case

Sep. 23rd, 2016 | 11:55 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Curious
music: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

For two years I have had this case:

It's the Body Glove Shocksuit case I purchased from the T-Mobile store. However, it's now cracking and breaking...after two years!!!

I wouldn't be so annoyed but my last phone case lasted the length of the phone: five years so I naturally expect the same.

Now, it appears my 2014 phone is archaic and off the internet, my choices are limited. I thought about buying two so I wouldn't have to do this again but my mom reminded me how quickly plastic and rubber degrades nowadays.


Lifeproof or Otterbox?

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All my favorite people are Tsum Tsums

Sep. 18th, 2016 | 12:19 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Hopeful
music: Creative Emmy Awards

I know I mentioned before how I was playing Tsum Tsum and my very first proper Tsum Tsum was Lotso:
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I really enjoy that Tsum Tsum but when I heard there was a Marvel game coming out...I wasn't sure. My phone memory hates me as it is. However, the comic book covers are extremely cute although I was unable to get the variant cover with Coulson.


Still, I loved the idea of Coulson as a Tsum Tsum.

Then, people were squeeing over the game finally hitting American phones and I...couldn't help myself. This was the first proper Tsum Tsum I got on my own:
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Oh yes, so happy, so very happy...

He even has his gun!
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Although naturally, they immediately make Phil fight his favorite people...lovers...what have you...

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And then I got...
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I didn't even know she was a Tsum Tsum either!

So my team currently looks like this:
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But my team will change eventually because...
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Oh yes, that Tsum Tsum at the top, that's available in the cheap orb boxes...KATE FREAKING BISHOP!!!

I want her.

They give out a lot of extra energy which means more games but I've been trying to be good and only play five battles a day regardless of whether I still have energy in the game or not.

I've barely posted in two months. It didn't help that my desktop internet was nonexistent for 2-3 weeks. My desktop later had to have its fan replaced in a non-related problem. My hours are weird. My approximately five jobs or so are catching up with me and I'm just...tired. I'm tired most of the time and it's just worse when I think of everything I should be doing. I have to finish a few things and then, I can quit the worst of the jobs.

My subconscious is so desperate for me to be writing that I had a dream where I was writing a screenplay.

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My Review of Cursed Child, Part One (No Spoilers)

Aug. 2nd, 2016 | 11:57 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Thoughtful
music: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

I'm only 14 pages into it so I'll just post my initial thoughts.

First of all, I'm not one of those people who feels she should have just stopped. For those of you who write either original or fanfiction, how easy is it to just...stop?
Obviously, your tastes change. You regret certain decisions you made. You cringe at characters but other characters...no, they're your babies and you never truly want to let them go. Over 15 years later, I still think about my Buffy fanfiction, my X-Files fanfiction...how would I write them now? What would I change?
And they're not even a fully original entity that I created alone so...yeah, I can't fault Rowling for not wanting to fully let her babies go when I definitely wouldn't.

So, my main worries about the Cured Child boiled down to two things:

1. Don't prove Cassie Claire right.
Some of you weren't in the online Harry Potter fandom in 2006.
There were things you missed that were awesome but it also means you missed Cassie Claire and that is for the best. One of my co-workers at the time argued with me one day. She told me how I was unfair to Draco, how Draco was a victim and just needed love. I asked for canon evidence. She gave me her laptop with a novel length fanfic written by Cassie Claire. You may have read the reworking of this epic fanfic which is now known as The Mortal Instruments series. In the original version, Draco was the sympathetic protagonist and as my co-worker was quick to point out, might have ended up with Harry. He didn't but my coworker was convinced he would and the work was very Drarry friendly without actual sex and stuff between them.

Draco was more sympathetic in Deathly Hallows but I don't want Claire proved right that he's just this tortured soul that could have been good and should have been paired with Harry.

I will also always be biased because when I pointed out how stuff in the fanfic was directly from Joss Whedon stuff, my co-worker shrugged like, "Everyone knows that. It's not a big deal."
To me, it was a big deal since Serenity had basically bombed and at this point, Joss Whedon was considered a has-been by many...yeah, 2006.

2. Don't do any stupid deaths.
The way I phrased it on another LJ was that I didn't want Albus to kill Ginny...most of you will probably get that reference.

Apart from that, I really had no expectations.

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Pokemon Go

Jul. 12th, 2016 | 01:52 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: amused amused
music: Last Call with Carson Daly

One of my proudest moments on Facebook was when my nephews' cousin tagged me in a post asking, "When we doing this?" along with this meme:

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Law & Order fun

Jul. 10th, 2016 | 01:18 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: hehe
music: Chopped

A few days ago, I was watching Law & Order. A young man appeared and he reminded me a lot of Hayden Christensen but it WAS 2003 so that was the height of Hayden Christensen. Still, I thought this man MUST have grown up to be somebody. I watched a bit more and KNEW who it was.

If you want the good part, skip to 3:39.

YES, that's Sebastian Stan in his first role ever!

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Apple Warning

Jul. 8th, 2016 | 02:19 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: agravated
music: Access Hollywood Live

So, this really happens:

This is a new lightning cable but yesterday, I heard a strange sound, looked over and my iPod 4 cable was on FIRE.

Apple knows that their cable is prone to do that and what's their standard line?

The user must have bent it.

Umm, how's that cable packaged in the first place?

Yeah, that's right, you BEND it!

Please be careful of your Apple cords and replace any that have any wear to them. We aren't taking any chances any more. If it's overnight or a device is charging without supervision, it goes in a metal cake pan.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Jul. 2nd, 2016 | 01:31 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: The Late Late Show with James Corden

I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows a few weeks ago.

I was looking forward to this, honestly. It looked like they were trying for more fun while being a little more true to the source materials. Plus, there was Stephen Amell.

First of all, unlike the first time we had a second TMNT sequel, there was no free puzzle foldout! I think I still have mine somewhere. I know I saw it 5 years ago or so when I was going through stuff.

It did try to be more like the animated series and they seemed more comfortable writing the turtles without being complete stereotypes but...

April is still frustrating. They had her stealing things and just... (sigh)
Like why did they have Will Arnett take all the credit instead of April? Is it because a male would be more believable?

Was Tyler Perry's character supposed to be an evil Neil deGrasse Tyson?

This actually had Laura Linney and not Laura Linney in like two crap scenes like they did Whoopi in the first one but Laura Linney was actually IMPORTANT! I was impressed...you know for a good 3-5 seconds.

Karai is still utterly wasted.

Casey had some fun parts but this definitely isn't Arrow. I have nothing against Tommy Gavin's brother/beeper man but I think the bartender should have been the original Casey. Dammit, Judith Hoag filmed a cameo and was cut.

I love how mutant creatures can just board airplanes whenever they want in this universe...I don't care that they're sneaking into the cargo hold. They're Ninjas, but they're still large turtles...really?

When they did Muhammad Ali's quote without attributing, I definitely cringed since he had JUST died.

I thought Krang was pretty good. It made me think how they could do MODOK in the Marvel films which used to seem ridiculous but not anymore, lol.

I feel like there could have been a good metaphor about when you're born a certain way or become physically deformed, people should accept you instead of you having to change for them but then...they still decide to live in the shadows so I don't like that message at all.

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Jul. 2nd, 2016 | 12:30 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Whatever
music: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

I don't feel I have to decide anything until Bernie Sanders officially drops out and that's going to be at the convention at the earliest.

I know we're supposed to automatically fall in line and be "with her" but I'm pretty disgusted by the Democrats in general right now. Their current platform is atrocious and the primaries were a disaster. The convention requirements are embarrassing, like something out of a satire about rich people.

The fact that we're expected to just do whatever the party wants us to do is what I've hated about the current Republican party so no, I don't agree with that at all. This is the United States of America where we have the freedom to believe whatever we choose, not what people tell us we HAVE to believe.

I'm going to work to get Open Primaries in all states and then, if the Democrats haven't proved themselves to be inclusive and care what the younger and/or fringe voters think, I'm dropping them. This is their official warning. You're on Notice! as the old Stephen Colbert would say.

I still want to give Hillary a fair shot if it comes to it. I'll read her book but it's going to be pretty hard to win me over. My mom's already saying things like "We're not voting for her."

We'll probably vote for Jill Stein. Someone online claimed she didn't have Bernie's values but refused to tell me what she meant by that and I can't figure it out on my own.

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Age 35

Jul. 1st, 2016 | 02:16 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: tired tired
music: Mysteries at the Museum

A month or two ago, I mentioned to someone about a study where people tend to hate things after 35 which explained the anger towards the female Ghostbusters and such...

It turns out I remembered it all wrong. It wasn't a study. It was Douglas Adams. It's still true though, just put kickass females in place of technologies:

“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

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