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|| DD: Just say we were lovers

Look, I remembered to post again!

Last night we had a combined birthday party for Lara and Alison, and I made them a cake. BEHOLD!

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To be fair, Woot made the actual cake itself since I was just doing to make a flat one but he decided 3D was the way to go. I really didn't think it was going to survive - you can't tell but it's on an impressive lean. It was delcious though and you can tell it's meant to be a Tardis so that's all that matters really. (The both of them are big Who fans, obviously. I only like old Who but I liked making the cake!)

Tomorrow (except it's today now because it's gone 5am) I have an appointment with a dental specialist to talk about a wisdom tooth. I need to get it removed but it turns out that the root is wrapped around the nerve or something so the dentist point blank said he wouldn't take it out. Which... fun. The appointment tomorrow is $200 and that's just for an x-ray and the guy telling me what I can do about it. I dread to think how much the actual removal is going to cost. It literally makes me whole body tense up just thinking about it. (The tooth I got pulled the other week only cost me $140 and I honestly almost cried with relief in the dentist chair.)

Money stress! Everyone loves money stress! I am currently earning $30 under what my rent is which is not at all stressful and making me constantly worried - who would worry about such a thing as that! The current reason for my lack of funds is actually a bit ridiculous - it's because I got a job. I was working a temporary typing position and since I'm on a government benefit I had to declare that money. Which would be all fine and dandy but the job paid fortnightly and the benefit pays weekly, and if you don't declare your earnings every week they have to fine you for it. But if I declared it by the week then I would have a week in between where I had no money whatsoever. Fun, right?

But I'm not working that job anymore and hopefully the next one I find will be weekly! (Not that jobs are exactly easy to find right now. Christchurch being earthquake city it's kind of difficult to find jobs unless you're in the construction business. That one is booming!)

It's my birthday in two weeks-ish and Lara made me put together a list of things I wanted that she could pick from. The list turned out to be all books and comic-related things. I'm rather predictable. (If I was her I'd just pick whichever thing was cheapest. I'm not really fussed about getting presents but she enjoys giving them.)

Speaking of comic books, I went to the Armageddon Expo a few weeks back, which is the geeky sci-fi/fantasy/comics/anime etc etc event we have here each year. It's not exactly ComicCon but we're a wee little place so I suppose that's fair. I even made a costume this year

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Am I not the spitting image of Jean Grey? (After she'd eaten all the other X-Men, obviously.)

Further comic book ramblings: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2: WINTER SOLDIER. Holy shit, Winter Soldier SO EXCITE! It was pretty obvious from the first movie that they were going to eventually bring Bucky back and do the whole Winter Soldier in some way, but still I'm excited by the confirmation! All I need is Bucky/Natasha, you guys. IT'S ALL I WANT IN THIS WORLD. Please please please let me have my comic book true loves on screen! I know it's not likely since Avengers was really setting up Black Widow/Hawkeye as the pairing but BLACK WIDOW/WINTER SOLDIER THEY ARE THE MOST BESTEST LOVERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. (Or, at least, in comics. No comic relationship is better... except for Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew - shh! It's real! Shut up!)

Lara and I are both really excited for Silent Hill 2 as well. In my case I don't know why since I am terrible at horror movies! And having now watched the trailer I have even less doubt of my ability to actually make it through the movie without crying in fear. Terrible at horror movies! Atrocious! And yet... want. We're going to go to the movies to see it: this is a Bad Idea. The last horror movies I saw at the cinema were House on Haunted Hill and Thirteen Ghosts, both of which still sort of haunt my memory to this day. So... yeah... cool.

It's started raining. This means busing to appointment adventures in the rain. Always fun!
BSG: Cylons FTW

Unlike phfa I can't write an interesting journal entry to save my life

Last night was the Heroes and Villains party in celebration of our (KAOS') glorious lady-dictator, and it was all pretty damn brilliant. Lots of fantastic costumes and good company and half a bottle of tequila within my soul. Oooooh yeeeeeah. (I was not costumed. I was lazy. I am always too lame for costumes even though costume parties make me ridiculously happy.)

In the afternoon before that Alison and W00t and I went to Armageddon where I fought my way through the crowds to reach the comic table, because I sure as hell wasn't letting those teenage boys keep control of it. My swag: 2 Ms Marvel,4 Wonder Woman, 3 Uncanny X-Men, 1 Mighty Avengers and 7 She-Hulk. (One of which has this sexy cover.)

Today I have spent feeling a little hungover and watching season 2 Battlestar. Does it get better than this? I think not, people.
X-Men: Fatalistic fortune

Did someone say free shipping?

I've just discovered this book shop. It is very very bad and tempting and has books books books and THEN I spotted that they also have graphic novels.

Lord help me.

I may have purchased Ms Marvel: Lightning Storm and a Tesla biography, and in 17 days when this comes out I WILL OWN IT. Because, HELL YES DOMINO/WOLVERINE.

I already foresee that this website may be my downfall. I'm still browsing.

Oh frak, they've got the Emma Frost origins series! Oh! And the Mystique one too. I AM EXCITE AND WILL OWN ALL THE COMICS.

WW: This side of that dark line

This descends quite quickly into me talking about comic books.

I came back!

Jesus, the sheer number of school kids down at Barrington was incredible. Where did they all come from? Well, okay, Cashmere High School is the answer, because they were all in the maroon jumpers, but that's not my point. It's one pm, shouldn't they be in school? I don't understand kids these days.

Another not understand young people these days (and by young people I'm guessing early twenties which still makes them younger than me): I saw these two guys who looked like they'd stepped directly out of what Hollywood thought nerds looked like in the eighties. Like walking onto a movie set looking at them, but these aren't the uncool kids. Because it's cool now to look like movie nerds. I think. I can't keep up.

(Movie Nerds are, of course, very different to Real Life Nerds. I know plenty of the second type and not one of them resembles in any way the cast of Big Bang Theory/etc. Also, girls. I'm not quite sure why the media still continues with the No Nerdy/Geeky Girls/Hot Chicks Don't Like Geeky Things. Some of the hottest chicks I've ever met were only made hotter by their comic book knowledge.)

Speaking of geekiness, I need this shirt. That's only one of my favourite WW pictures, you guys. I need her against my body, please. (And along that vein: Super Heroes Who Need To Be On More T-Shirts Because I Would So Wear Them: She-Hulk, Domino, Scarlet Witch (even better if she's getting snuggly with Quicksilver), Mystique, Deadpool.)

Oh crap, now I've been distracted googling pictures of Deadpool for the last ten minutes. Damn you, Wade Wilson. Why must I love you so much?

Xena: Painted up your secrets

The irony of the moodtheme pic being ScarJo doesn't escape me

Dear Joss Whedon,

You know I love you, baby, but we've got to talk about this Avengers cast. I know, I know, you've probably heard it all already but maybe that's because people were expecting a little more from the guy who brought us Buffy and Firefly, both shows filled with a wide range of super awesome women.

So, Joss, where are the chicks? You've got all your heroes nicely cast - it's a lovely big boys club there - and the only superheroine you're going to let us have in it is Black Widow? For serious, Joss? The lack of powered-up women in the comic book movies in general - other than X-Men - is terrible and I thought that if anyone was going to fix that it would be you. And it's not as though you'd seriously have to struggle to do it either. The Avengers were always a mixed team and sometimes they even had more women than men on it. Hell, one of the founding members was a woman.

How about Ms. Marvel? Scarlet Witch? Wasp? Come on! (I'd love to see She-Hulk personally but that wouldn't happen in a movie that already has the Hulk.) You've said that there will be other women in the movie but in the roles of love interests. Hey, guess what, Joss? That's not the same thing. Maybe woman watching the movie might want a little more on their side than just getting to be the pretty girl the hero returns home to at the end of the adventure.

Not so much love at this point,

(PS: If you could seriously get to making that Wonder Woman movie - and cast it well - I'd totally forgive you for all of this.)
Eva: Maturity is over-rated

Mmmmm, doughnuts...

Greetings from Australia, my lovelies. How are we all on this most glorious of days? (Well, it's a really gorgeous day here anyway. I can't speak for where any of you are.)

Mum bought us eighty dollars worth of alcohol last night. It's almost like being at dad's. Almost.

I have mango. Do you have mango?

Oh! THERE IS A COMIC STORE HERE NOW! Where was that in my teen years?? And they have an awesome Ash action figure and I WANT IT! No, need it. They also have comics of 'Army of Darkness and Xena' and 'Army of Darkness and Obama' OH YES THERE IS.

I got to see Lewi at the airport and it was awesome! And then on the 30th I get he AND Lara and then Tim will pick me up. Social!

omg, Neil Gaiman just posted Tim Minchin on his journal. THAT MAN KNOWS EVERYONE AWESOME.