stop, tiger

Lord, what fools these mortals be...

I missed this on Tuesday, probably because I mostly skip over articles with people like him in the title. I kinda wish I had continued to miss this, because now my head hurts from grinding my teeth in rage.

I just love how his mother was an ENGLISH professor! Whether he's mouthing off for publicity, or whether he means it, damn, but he makes himself look stupid. Wanna bet he avoided the Confucius question because he didn't know who he was?
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pony

Somewhat medicated...?

Iron Man. I somehow missed this at the cinema. Neo-american-imperialistic-guns-and-glory-foo-rah.

Just when exactly did Robert Downey Junior become hot? *boggles* He has facial hair of the not-just-stubble variety for crying oh loud. AND he isn't even Johnny Depp.

Either validate my perceptions, or better, please be telling me it's the migraine meds. Else my hormones may need rebooting or something.



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Dear god, the UST. *dies*
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pony

Eeek

20 of 28 LJ staff sacked? Sounds like time to back-up anything you want backed up, methinks.

Link to Gawker article

Relieved I don't have a paid journal, else I'd be twitchy.

Eta: No confirm on the numbers - apparently more like 50% than 70%. Still, Happy Freakin New Year!
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sweet&innocent

Merry Christmas!

(Or insert your other non-denominational-festive-seasonal-type-greeting-of-choice-here)
The message is the same anyway - hope you are all well, and happy.

I am now 30, dear god people can you believe it? Also: not terribly sober. Blame my sisters - they thought the vodka / baileys / rum / mulled wine / ??? (don't recall) was a good idea. I am attempting to blame them for the 30 also, as I was asked for ID three times tonight - clearly, lying about being 30 would still be possible if it weren't for them existing and being, yanno, pushing 30 and younger than me. *ponders ways round this*

Anyway, much love to you all, and here's hoping your yuletide will be merry and bright. &hearts &hearts &hearts
fire, horse

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So, being sleepless, I was randomly reading, and came across a link to this, which accounts for the cranky. (Via SmartBitches btw, who so often bring the goods, and are currently finding Twilight as funny/creepy as any sane person could wish.)

Unfreakingbelievable - the risk averse transparency of it. If they want to ditch an author because he/she is convicted of paedophila - then make that a clause in the contract - pretty sure most authors on the level would sign it. William Mayne - probably not. *snerk*

As is, it's clearly usable as an excuse to ditch books that are proving to be turkeys, when traditionally - as I believe it should remain - that has been the publisher's risk to bear. After all, they picked it to publish. The author already bears some risk there - their royalties would be reduced in the event of low sales, and I feel that it's entirely unfair of the publisher to attempt to shift more of the risk to them. Ugh.
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awww

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Another meme because I need something to occupy my mind in a very shallow way while I wait for the meds to kick in. And also, I'm feeling ranty, and that may not be for the best.

Step this way...Collapse )

And now I feel oddly like Elmo. Why would that be? *blames it on the drugs*
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fire, horse

Has it really been 26 weeks since I last posted? *shamefaced*

So, because frankly there be more news than I know where to begin with, have a meme so as LJ is not shaming me with an ever increasing 'Weeks since you last posted count'. Also, now you know I'm still alive. Cut because it's a long ass meme. Some weird questions on it too considering the subject matter.

The Seven Deadly SinsCollapse )

I tag nobody, because yo, annoying faux-social-obligations are not why I spend time on the net, and therefore whyfor should I burden others with them?
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stop, tiger

Arrrrgh! *flails madly*

So my mobile is dead. And because I am made of epic fail, I haven't synced my contacts for months, relying instead on saving contacts to sim and phone. Sadly, when it died, it took the phone memory AND the sim card memory with it, leaving my data unrecoverable. Yea, and verily that strange custom where you write numbers down on actual paper in that thing called an address book... I didn't do that either. I said I was made of epic fail, omg. *headesks*

So, if you think I ought to be able to call you - plz to be calling / txting me nao or yanno emailing me your number at some point. Because, as we all know, expecting me to remember numbers is a lose/lose situation. And right now, *counts* I has exactly five numbers in my phone. And all but two of those are work ones. *contemplates hari kiri*
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