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marguerite_krux ([personal profile] marguerite_krux) wrote2010-04-19 11:56 am
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Because I sometimes forget RL exists...a list!

Gosh, it was hard trying to think of items for the list that didn't include fandom. My life, so boring! 

Happy list of yayness

For the first time ever, I managed to have KFC three days in a row. My cousin, my mother and then my aunt/Ma shouted me. ^_^ Well, it’s not doing my health any favors, but my ‘diet’ makes me happy.
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My psychologist. My first session last week went well. I turned up, intending it as a one-time only, but she convinced me to return for the next five government-funded sessions and I figured why the hell not? It’s not like I’m doing anything else with my life, right? And discussing my lack of direction atm and the utter failure I am is oddly comfortable when it’s to someone who’s paid to hear people whinge incessantly, I don’t feel bad when I know they’re getting compensated for putting up with me.
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I was wary when she told me we were going to have a talk, because those never end well. But we ended up eating junk food in a park and having a lovely chat!

We talked about the family situation and while it was going well between us before, it’s even better now that we’ve officially sorted out that we’re okay with each other. I apologized, she told me something I’ve never heard before-‘it’s all about you’ [!]- and that she’s put what happened behind us because she just wants to help me find something to do and get to a good place in my life. I never wanted to have this talk because I was afraid that deep inside, she was still seething with anger and resentment but it happened and ended so much better than I had thought possible!

There was also much fandom-y conversation. A lot of times in the past, she’s dismissed my interest in tv because it’s pointless and won’t get me anywhere, but we were in that park for a few hours and half the convo was about different shows. Castle, Mentalist, even Dollhouse and A Very Potter Musical, lol. [I have the songs on my phone and played them for her]

She showed interest, she indulged my fangirly side and I had a fantastic time. Such a mama’s girl! 

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Sucky list of suckitude

I broke a fingernail. :-[

I grow them out as long as possible- because I think they look cool that way...
 


...but when one inevitably breaks, then the rest of them need to be trimmed. And I hate how stumpy my fingers look with short nails!

Short being a relative term, I refuse to cut them at the same level or below than the length of my finger- I don't understand how people can have brutally short nails, it makes me wince. 
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*facepalm*
I shrieked and cowered no less than three times last night, shuddering and insisting that there was a mouse running loose in the house. My poor grandmother dutifully rose and beat around corners and under beds and in likely hidey-holes, but failed to turn up any hint of a rodent each time. It was completely embarrassing and yet I couldn’t suppress my squeals each time I saw a dark shape scuttling around, tail slithering behind it. *twitches*

I’m sure Ma thinks I’ve lost my mind, it undermines my claim to sanity, jumping at shadows but I know what I saw! What I think I saw…ugh.
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I absolutely loved this fantasy novel, the name of which shall not be revealed in case I inadvertently spoil one of you, and was so into the series that I contemplated buying the next book [or harassing the library into buying it for me].

When I spied it in Borders, I figured I’d take a peek at the final chapter to see if the chick ends up with the guy I wanted- well, win/lose. MAJOR loss. While they do hook up, and she even becomes pregnant, the very last words are ominous: ‘And then he knew no more’. Um, WTF? This is how it ends?

It could be in the less-scary ‘and then he fell asleep and knew no more til the following day when he woke up in bed with the Love of His Life’, but…considering he was in a duel where he sustained numerous wounds…and also the way it reminds me of this craptastic scene: ‘And then Snape moved no more…’ Yeah, depressing. It sucks so hard it reaches back in time to retroactively ruin my enjoyment of the first book. *pouts*
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Meme time:

Snurched from dragonladyk:
When you see this, post a poem to your own journal.

(a) Colours

When your face

appeared over my crumpled life

at first I understood

only the poverty of what I have.

Then its particular light

on woods, on rivers, on the sea,

became my beginning in the coloured world

in which I had not yet had my beginning. I am so

frightened, I am so frightened,

of the unexpected sunrise finishing,

of revelations

and tears and the excitement finishing.

I don't fight it, my love is this fear,

I nourish it who can nourish nothing,

love's slipshod watchman.

Fear hems me in.

I am conscious that these minutes are short

and that the colours in my eyes will vanish

when your face sets.

-Yevgeny Yevtushenko


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The Marry/Shag/Throw off a cliff Meme:

From mw48.

Marry- Bill Weasley
I’ve googled him and can’t find one definitive picture of this character. The internet offers me a variety of choices, some attractive, some…not.




Still, out of a series of unappealing choices, this dude would be the best of the bunch, I suppose. He’s supposed to be charming, competent and caring, isn’t he? A hard-working dude who's still adventurous and glamorous, I'm all over it. Marriage to him would be a much better deal than to Ron or the Terrible Twins, ugh. *stabs them*

Shag- Draco Malfoy



Way too young for me, but he’s attractive, I’ll give him that much. Even if his character ended up being a disappointment. Can anyone tell me what he was even doing during DH? Was he at Hogwarts under the DE regime or what?

Throw off a cliff- Sirius Black



Oh, definitely off a cliff, chomped to bits by sharks and ground into kibble for the bottom-feeders. Loathe this guy so much. Why, YES, I’m holding a grudge on Snape’s behalf, what of it? I may be biased, but his general conduct doesn’t speak very highly of him- this dude endangers everyone’s lives on several occasions, and wtf, he even ATTACKS RON AND INJURES HIM but nobody gives a damn and holds him accountable because- what? Oh, JKR tells us he’s a good guy and they don’t get held to the same standards as villains. They can hex people and be rotten vindictive bullies who commit attempted murder using their supposed best friend as the weapon with absolutely no remorse, but oh no, they’re still Good Guys. But if someone JKR hates does the exact same thing or anything ten degrees below this, we’re supposed to judge them for it and delight at them nearly getting killed or scarred for life or something.

/rant. I’m going to stop myself there or I’ll never stop harping on about her childish black-and-white view of the world and absolute failure to grasp the complexities of human nature, along with her pathetic excuse for a moral compass and-

-oh, right, I was stopping. *lips zipped shut* 
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From sunkrux.



Hermione

I would definitely marry her! What does Ron have to offer her that I can’t?

Well, besides possessing magic and also seven years of history where they bonded through surviving numerous near-death moments and banded together to defeat an evil wizard [even if it was ridiculously contrived and they displayed all the ingenuity of a lobotomized patient due to the horrifyingly crappy writing talents of JKR].

Also, children. I don't know if that would be a deal-breaker or not. *coughs* 'coz I so do not plan on ever having kids, kthxbai.

But at least I wouldn’t constantly insult her as a form of, IDK, demonstrating affection or refuse to make a move on her yet react with vindictive jealousy and making her cry when she so much as looks at another love interest.



And I share her love of books and the library, so we’d have that to bond over. :P

Snape



Totally shagging him. >:D

Seriously, I know the majority of the population don’t understand his appeal, but he is just mesmerizing to me. I am utterly bewitched and ensnared and so into him, it’s crazy.


I’d marry him, I love him so much, but I think I’d irritate him. And my skin isn’t thick enough to weather all the inevitable barbs and criticism he’d hurl at me as I attempt to forge some sort of emotional connection. I leave that to hardier types, like Hermione. :P

Roxton



Off the cliff! Look, this guy already literally fell off a cliff in the show and not only escaped unscathed, but with a really great hair-cut to boot!

From this:

To this:



Maybe the next dive off a cliff will also end up a blessing in disguise, like maybe Marguerite can drag him out this time, and they might get at least half an hour in private without a Momentus Interruptus.

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Vidspam:

TLW! *massive luff* It may have only lasted three seasons, but oh, there was an embarrassment of riches in regards to the ship. I had not lived til I saw my OTP taking a dip in a mud pool and then streaking through the jungle, lmao!


[identity profile] mcgarrygirl78.livejournal.com 2010-04-19 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
Hey Annie!

I'm glad you had a nice heart to heart with your mother and will talk more to the psychologist. I think it will be a good thing, even if its just to get things off your chest you just dont need nor want to carry anymore.

Ugh, rodents....I am so scared of rodents. We have a cat so we dont get them often but we live in row homes so we are sometimes at the mercy of icky nasty neighbors. So sometimes they run through and my cat catches them....she's totally useful that way.

KFC = win! I couldnt eat it that often but I'm craving it now, thanks to you : ) What are you, 20, 21? You still have a few years to do things like that so enjoy it.

I love your love of fandom, I really really do.

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
I'm totally on the same page with you now, when you say how good it is to see a professional. It's just such a relief, and it's easier for me to talk to her in some ways because I know that it's her job and that she's there for me to unburden myself to, y'know? As lovely as you all are, and as much as I've leaned on you in the past, it's good not to feel guilty about being so emo and wibbling about things, because hey, that's what she gets paid to deal with!

OMG, I'm still not sure whether there WAS a rodent or not! The funny thing is, when I went to Netty's the next day, there was a dead rat/mouse [?] on her front porch and I was like, 'Hey, did Emmy travel up to Ma's place to kill it and bring it back as a prize?!' LOL.

my cat catches them....she's totally useful that way.

I need to keep a list of which flisters have a cat. I can't remember if I knew you had one or not...I went through this huge cat-loving phase; I had pictures, calendars, t-shirts and everything except the real deal. *sighs wistfully* Maybe one day, when I'm older and have my own place...

Lol, sorry for stirring up your cravings! I was so ecstatic! I had a whole bunch of eps on my laptop: Castle, LotS, and then watching Fringe on Foxtel with Ma so that was awesome. TV + junk food = HEAVEN!

I'm turning...22 this year. *flails* I'm so ooold! :P I'm just getting used to saying I'm 21 and remembering that and then I'll have to change...I always seem to near my birthday when I've finally gotten the hang of my age. *eyeroll*

I love your love of fandom, I really really do.

:D *hugglesquish*

[identity profile] mcgarrygirl78.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
When you finally get the hang of your age? I adore you. I passed 22 a decade ago, it was good times though....at least most of it.

I actually have two cats, Bella and Rafiki. We got Bella because Rafiki got too old to catch mice anymore but we werent going to put him out to pasture, he was still a beloved family member. A pain in the rump but a beloved family member, I keep reminding myself when he drives me crazy. But he is 15 so I cant blame him too much.

Therapy is the best thing that ever happened to me, seriously. I am able to just talk, and talk and work things out and I tell my therapist everything, even the crazy things that have happened here. Its all part of my life and she knows it all and 98% of the time I walk out of her office feeling lighter and better. I have gotten as far as I have because of seeing her. I'm down to once a month now, tomorrow will be my April visit.

[identity profile] luxuria-oceanus.livejournal.com 2010-04-19 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you're doing better, sweetums! *huggles* And that you're still as fandom obsessed as ever :-P that's why I lurve you!

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
I'm feeling quite good atm. Which makes me wonder when the other shoe's gonna drop, y'know, because life is cruel that way .Still, I am determined to enjoy this streak of happiness while it lasts. *nodnod*

And that you're still as fandom obsessed as ever :-P

*snickersnort* I know, on the one entry where I'm all 'must talk about RL and avoid fandom', I end up meme'ing it anyway...with pictures! Because the visuals are important.

that's why I lurve you!

And the same here, darling!
Also for your wicked sense of humor and dirty perpetually 'in-the-gutter' mind. ;P

[identity profile] luxuria-oceanus.livejournal.com 2010-04-22 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
Stop waiting for the other shoe to drop or I'm going to be the one throwing you with it :-P I'll make sure to aim for a boob, just to see it jiggle :-P

Yeah, you and pictures are synonymous, clearly :-)

*smoooooooooch* The love is mutual *.* trust me.

[identity profile] kat-rowe.livejournal.com 2010-04-19 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
comfort food is comfort food *hugs you* there are worse things than KFC (you know, unless you're an artery, lol)

sounds like the thing with the psychologist is going well *hugs you* Take advantage of that resource while you have it, okay? *hugs you more*

good deal talking to your mother. i hope that rapport lasts

holy frack are your nails long. cut them, woman!!! *pets you*

yech, novels being screwed up at the ending sucks *kicks the writer and hugs you*

*totally agrees on the marry/shag/cliff picks*

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-22 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
Hee, my arteries must hate me. Oh, well, may as well enjoy it while I'm young. When I develop heart disease and other ailments I'll regret it then. Cross my bridges when I get to them and all that. [My doc last year did warn me my cholesterol was getting worrisome and to watch my diet...oops?]

OMG, I'm going to miss Sonya when I'm finished- I only get six government-funded sessions, and I'm too much of a cheapskate to pay my own way [$150!] so that'll be the end for us. *wibbles* Look at me, borrowing trouble, I've still got four to go. *looks on the bright side*

But- but- I like my nails long! *determinedly grows them* :P That clacking sound on keyboards, I like it. This is why I liked Katherine's ex-boyfriend, Chris, he was the first and only person to be kinda awestruck by the nails and how cool they sounded on the keyboard.

*joins in kicking the author* The first novel was brilliant, I rec'd it to mother and she's halfway through it now. I can't bring myself to ruin it for her, but...I'll just be like, 'Oh, we should wait for the library to get it' and then hope she'll forget it over time.

What I thought was neat was how:

Spoiler:

*totally agrees on the marry/shag/cliff picks*

Bwahaha. Much as I love Snape, I'm totally not the right type of personality to deal with him. *sads* I'm better off as a helplessly devoted fangirl!
Edited 2010-04-22 04:39 (UTC)

[identity profile] kat-rowe.livejournal.com 2010-04-22 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
*hugs you* my doc had to put me on Lipitor because my cholesterol was so high when I was watching my diet. KFC would not be good for me. Have you seen this new thing they have (if they even have it down there)? It's a sandwich with cheese and bacon and, instead of bread, they put it between two slabs of fried chicken. Seriously, my arteries harden just looking at the commercial for it. But I'm sure it's very satisfying/comforting, too, lol

Do they have free/discounted clinics down there? might be worth looking into. wouldn't be the same therapist but you could still find one you like. ask Sonya about it, maybe? *hug*

*doesn't comment on how much more likely long nails are to accidentally get torn off*

okay, that ending sounds not cool at all *wibbles*

if I married Snape, I'd whip him into shape in no time (or "accidentally" end up swallowing the wrong potion): "Severus, here's how it's going to be. You're going to drop the emo bullshit, only terrorize students who actually deserve it, buy some robes that aren't black, take these happy pills with breakfast every morning, and get over that tramp Lily..."

just sayin' ;p

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-30 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
a sandwich with cheese and bacon and, instead of bread, they put it between two slabs of fried chicken.

OMG! That sounds kinda neat but also very messy! *frowns*
But I still want to try one now...*tummy growls*

*doesn't comment on how much more likely long nails are to accidentally get torn off*

Haha, very funny, not commenting like that. *pokes you*
My nails have thankfully never gotten torn off *winces* but when they get too long, one will inevitably break, like on a light switch, and then I have to trim the rest. *sighs* You should've seen me in my Wolverine phase when I sharpened them into dangerous pointy claws. But I ended up scratching myself too much, lol, so I stopped that. *facepalm*

okay, that ending sounds not cool at all *wibbles*

IKR?! *clings to you*

"Severus, here's how it's going to be. You're going to drop the emo bullshit, only terrorize students who actually deserve it, buy some robes that aren't black, take these happy pills with breakfast every morning, and get over that tramp Lily..."

LMAO! That's brilliant! *pictures his flabbergasted face* It's a shame too many people don't like or don't understand him and can't just tell him some home truths mixed in with some affection, because otherwise that monologue would be totally brutal.

[Like my aunt the other telling me that I'm like a ten year old in the house, I don't do anything, I'm useless and cause everyone else heaps of stress, that Pa died at 71 and she'd like to see Ma make it further than that...yah, just a lot of really brutal honesty that had me in tears for hours]

Otoh, I do hate fics that have Hermione rehabilitating Snape and basically ordering him around, imposing hereslf on him as she attempts to give him a personality make-over and just being the boss of him. It's insulting. It's one thing for a mature woman to have strong ideas about how things will be and get him to compromise, it's another for a young woman condescendingly act like she knows what's best and baby him.

I hate this fic on ff.net that's got like, a thousand reviews, where in one chapter, Hermione barges into his room and gives him a special shampoo and a haircut, then in another, she forces him to go to a party, again barging into his rooms and when she finds him drunk, she simply carts him off to the party and then takes his wand so he can't Apparate out of there.

It gets worse and worse, but one of the most repulsive moments is when he's teaching her Legilimency and she's able to access his mind and, among other things, sees memories of his abusive father kicking the crap out of him and cutting him and this is what she has to say afterward:

"That was… amazing," she said, staring down at him in awe. "I never knew how interesting that would be."

*headdeskwallfloor*
I know it's just a fic and I shouldn't get so worked up about it, but I don't understand the 960 reviews for this crap.

[identity profile] kat-rowe.livejournal.com 2010-05-03 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Behold, KFC's "Double Down"

here's a blog post on it: http://www.foodgeekery.com/reviews/double-down-with-kfc/ & the nutritional info: http://www.kfc.com/doubledown/ not sure when it'll be available outside the States but I hope that this invention will help me get a job as enormous numbers of Americans start dropping dead :D

lmao. you as Wolverine. lovely thought ;p I so would do that kind of thing if I could do long nails (but mine rip so i never do grow them, lol)

*pets you* stupid book. i'm reading one now that I suspect is going to break my heart (12 fracking books into the series and I just can't see it ending well for once) *wibbles*

hey, i am nothing if not brutally honest *pets the Snape* All he needs is understanding and a firm-but-loving hand

(yeowch *hugs you* sounds like your Aunt gave you an earful. doesn't sound entirely fair to dump that all on a person at once...)

those fics sound just terrible. Hermione is pushy at times but I can't see Snape tolerating it and it's not good for people in relationships to treat each other like that

ignore the people on ff.net; I do (except the ones who leave me good reviews, lol). they're idiots, lol

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-05-11 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG. That pic makes me SOOO HUNGRYYYY. *salivates*

OMNOMNOMNOM.

Though I think it needs a bit of bread on the outside. It just doesn't look right without it. I know that's their gimmick, the breadless burger, but come on. I know this is a weird thing for me to focus on, but I just think the chicken would be greasy and my fingers would be all oily and meh. That's where my head goes. Why it matters, I don't know, 'coz I eat my Wicked Wings with my hands so I'm not averse to touching chicken itself, but in a burger... *shrugs* Call me old-fashioned, but that's how I like mine.

I do like the caption: Life is short, make it shorter. Bwahaha!

I hope that this invention will help me get a job as enormous numbers of Americans start dropping dead :D

You morbid thing! *still crosses fingers for you*

lmao. you as Wolverine. lovely thought

Ha, really? Maybe I should consider that outfit for my hypothetical costume party that I'm always thinking about. Though the female version would be hotter.

Image

12 fracking books into the series and I just can't see it ending well for once

*ohnoes* I'm so sorry! *huggles* I hope it does improve, against all expectation. And would you let me know what series it is, so I don't read it? *rabidly anti-sad endings*

Did you buy these ones? That's even crummier, buying books for a series that you think is gonna be awesome, and then it disappoints you and you're left with these reminders of that disappointment. *sighs*

*pets the Snape* All he needs is understanding and a firm-but-loving hand

Lol! Very true! That describes his needs perfectly.

Oh, yeah, my aunt really let loose. I wasn't expecting it at all, and I still like her and all, but I'm more wary because if that's how she thinks of me, then....I don't know how to go back to the way it was before, y'know? She thinks all these awful things about me, and yet she's like, 'Don't take it personally', um, wtf? No, I'm going to be offended, duh! 'Don't get defensive', whatever.

can't see Snape tolerating it and it's not good for people in relationships to treat each other like that

Okay, so there are moments of affecting and caring, but after the way it began, I can't buy it at all. I hate fics where the writers change Snape so drastically to make the relationship work. Sign of a poor writer, to twist the characters around to get them where you need them.

Like JKR, for instance. People go on about how it's her world, her characters, it's not possible for her to write them OOC, but oh, I beg to freaking differ. *glares and burns her effigy*

Lol, that's my policy- ignore everyone but the great writers and nice reviewers. ^_^

[identity profile] kat-rowe.livejournal.com 2010-05-13 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
my arteries hurt just looking at the Double Down. I'll stick to KFC's potato wedge and biscuits :D

me, morbid? I prefer "pragmatic" thank you ;p

hello, girl!Wolverine *leers and breaks out the icon*

in fairness, the books (The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher) remain excellent. Just... not happy. I'm still wibbling and I finished last week, lol. but considering there are 8 books minimum left in the series according to the author, it's not as bad as it could be (i was reading this assuming it would be the last). In spite of the wibbling and the whump I know Harry (the main character) and Murphy (possibly the most kickass female lead in literary history) are in for, I'll definitely be buying the next book at least and probably every one after. Now that it's been officially confirmed that Mister (the cat) will be okay, I have fewer misgivings even if Harry's life and future are hanging in the balance

it's hard to not be offended/defensive on things like what your aunt said. she really handled it poorly, imo

JRK, proof that someone writes worse fanfiction than you (okay, so i may have stolen that from another fandom, lol)

it's a good, happy policy :)

*hugs you*

[identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com 2010-04-19 07:13 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds like a good time with your mother. :)

KFC for three days? YUM. I think I'd get sick of it after anymore than that though...

O_O
Your nails are not just long, they are enormously long compared the the majority of people! I've often wanted to try and grow mine that long or longer like those freaky people who sit around all day for the records. But it was just impossible to do because I played sports like tennis which you need a tight grip on the racket and at certain points your nail starts to dig into your palm. :/

But when I was off-season it was a bit better. Also I played on the red entou cas courts so when it was wet/windy the grit would stick to the ball and get lodge under my nails. Which felt horrible to play in!

My friend wanted longish claw like nails and liked how I was probably the one in my group to gorw my nails the most usually. Yes, i'd cut them every so often (because they often start breaking as soon as they get to the length I like and they'd look a bit short/stubby but I generally think my fingers look long enough. Plus, no one really looks at my hands in school more my face or what i'm saying or my shool work! ;D

It also gets harder/different to hold/write with pens or pencils at a certain point, and I've realised only recently that I have trouble/dislike it when they are longer and I have to travel on public transport a lot because I oftern have to hold onto the poles/hand rails and typing gets a bit awkward also, so I haven't been having nails the length I used to like getting them to. *pouts*

BTW where are the answers to my questions of the marry/shag/cliff meme? :P

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-22 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
Indeed. It's been an easy ride so far, I'm rather unnerved by how well we're getting along.

KFC for FOUR days. I had leftovers on Monday. :P I don't think I could ever get sick of it. A little weary at the lack of variety, perhaps, but I'd always welcome it! Me turning down junk food is the standard my family uses to judge how ill I am- if I say no to KFC or McD's, they know that means I really am feeling crappy!

Your nails are not just long, they are enormously long compared the the majority of people!

*bats eyelashes modestly* Why, thank you, thank you! :P
I don't care that a lot of people turn their noses up at them and say I need to cut them. [Tends to be adults, though not always- random Safeway check out chicks compliment me, lol] I like them long, and it helps that I don't play sports. Good for you that you play, but OUCH, I'm wincing at the idea of tearing a nail in the middle of a game. *shudders* Another reason for me to avoid sport, lol.

Also I played on the red entou cas courts so when it was wet/windy the grit would stick to the ball and get lodge under my nails. Which felt horrible to play in!

Jeez, you really are dedicated! I mean, I knew you had a thing for tennis, what with all the entries on your journal, but wrecking your nails over it? YOU GO TOO FAR. ;P

, no one really looks at my hands in school more my face or what i'm saying or my shool work! ;

Are you still in high school? I'm just curious, 'coz people at uni tend to say uni rather than school, so... *quirks eyebrow*

Tangent!
But yeah, you're right, people don't look at random places, they look at your face or what you're doing, right? I try to convince my cousin that nobody looks at her thighs- she's model thin but isn't happy with her body 'coz of her thighs, and like, I would kill for her waist and really, that's what girls look at, in my experience, so it's just GRR, BE HAPPY, DAMN IT. *shakes head*

Like the fridge magnet says: Please, god, if you cant' make me thin, make my friends fat. Lol.

It also gets harder/different to hold/write with pens or pencils at a certain point,

Yah, you're right about that, but luckily, I don't tend to write very often! Or if I do, I just scrawl messily. I'd be hopeless sitting an exam these days, my examiners would have NO clue what I was writing!

The main issue I face is turning on lights. That's how I've broken nails, pressing down on switches, ugh. My poor nails.

Oh, your meme! Well, I'm doing it in the next one- I had Hermione in one of my options here, so I thought I'd save it for later. *squishes* I ain't forgotten! but thanks for the link, I hadn't saved it to my file of Things to LJ About, so that's in there now.

[identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com 2010-04-23 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
Whoa, KFC leftovers as well? The onyl reason I'd get sick/tired of it would be the variety and oilyness

, but wrecking your nails over it? YOU GO TOO FAR
LOL. Other people are worse.

Are you still in high school?
No, i told you before I'm in my second (though not by paper work) yr of uni... I meant that in high school people didn't take too much notice of my hands...since I don't think many people even take too much notice of ME in uni! I don't have too much to compare there... :P

That's how I've broken nails, pressing down on switches, ugh
Eep! :/

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-23 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, the oilyness, yeah, that's an issue. Thankfully, I'm not one of those people that has the grease instantly spread to their face or hair, otherwise I'd have to give it up.

No, i told you before I'm in my second (though not by paper work) yr of uni...

*facepalm* Sorry, bb, I do listen when people tell me these things, it's just hard for me to keep track! Someday, I will make a cheat sheat with all these little facts and details so I don't embarrass myself...though if someone comes across it, I'm going to look like a creepy stalker, lol...

don't think many people even take too much notice of ME in uni!

Yep. People tell me I need to get out more and try harder, but look, I made a few friends one semester, then they forgot about me in the next. I made friends in one unit, only to lose touch with them once it was over. And now I just don't have the heart to keep trying. Go to parties to make friends? Why would I, what would we have in common because I hate parties, right, and if that's their thing...we'd fizzle out.

So...long live the internetz! *squishes you*

[identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com 2010-04-23 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry! I didn't mean to sound as if I cared that you forgot/I was mean! I was just in a rush to go to class and was being blunt to to the point. >_< Sorry, if it sounded sharp. :(

I know we can't always remember. So does LJ know, they have that 'notes' thing for paid users don't they? Where you hover over a username's picture and can add little notes and stuff I think...

what would we have in common because I hate parties, right, and if that's their thing...we'd fizzle out.
Haha! Yeah, friends in uni can be hard but more often than not you stick with a few people who you had in previous classes etc.

*squishes you back*

[identity profile] mw48.livejournal.com 2010-04-19 07:28 am (UTC)(link)
Good to hear you had a positive talk with your Mum and that therapy is potentially helping?

LOL at the cliff, shag, marry thing. :)

and LOL at the nails thing - mine are really short. Product of playing violin and netball. I can't stand them long. ~hee~

~hugs you~

hope it all continues to get better and better.

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
I told Sonya- the psychologist- that it was odd that out of all the months and years that I'd been super miserable and needed someone to talk to, that it was ironic by the time I finally get an appointment, I am actually in the most positive state of my life that I have ever been. *eyeroll* But she's perfectly lovely and she feeds my need for attention, so it's been good!

Good thing I didn't poll the flist- most of you guys are on the short nails team. *pouts* But oh, I suppose it's for a good cause in your case- sports and music, definitely reasons to keep them short. I envy you! What a talented person you are! I tell myself I need to pick up a hobby, but I'm too old and set in my ways. :P

hope it all continues to get better and better.

*nodnod* Ditto to that! *hugs*

[identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com 2010-04-19 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
And someone gave me crap about throwing Pete off the cliff. :-b LOL

Glad you and your mom patched things up. *hugs* I hope talking to the therapist helps you figure things out so you can set a goal for your life and achieve it. I think you'll do great things once you figure out what it is. *hugs*

As for the nails, I always keep my fairly short because I can't STAND them long. They scratch me or I'll poke myself in the eye or scratch a friend. So I keep them short. That and I can not STAND the noise of nails on keyboards. that Clackyclackyclackclack noise drives me buggy.

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
But- but- Roxton has special Cliff Diving Survival Experience! We know he can handle it, a pterodactyl will swoop in and save him, or a vine will snare him on the way down, it's all good! :P

Things are really unexpectedly good right now. *fingers crossed* I'm pretty happy at how it's going, hope that trend continues! Mother's taking me to uni tomorrow to get a transcript so we can figure out what I need to do to finish my Arts degree. I'm definitely never touching law again, but I'm thinking I might want to pick up the Arts next year, if I'm still eligible.

I think you'll do great things once you figure out what it is.

Aww, well, thanks for the positive thinking and encouragement!

Lol! So far, the short nails group is outnumbering the long nails! I hear you on accidentally scratching people, though it's not enough of a deterrent for me to keep them short. *smirks* And I LOVE the sound of nails clacking on the keyboard! I think that's half the reason I grow them, it sounds cool to my ears. Ah, well, to each their own. *squishes*

[identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
But-but- Pete doesn't so I gave him a parachute to keep him from getting eaten by a PTERODACTYL. ;-b

Good luck with the Arts thing. ;) Hope you're still eligible.

I still love you, even if you have the evil long nails. ;-b

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
*smirks* You had to give him something to rescue him, whereas Roxton's survival was a given, in a suitably wacky way, knowing the Plateau, lol.

I've been watching WH13 on Foxtel the past few weeks, I'm so glad it's finally airing it. I was on the verge of ordering it, but it's nice I can save my money- at least til the real deal is released. It's been interesting! I liked the one where people were repeating weird behaviors, like that guy trying to grope Myka, lmao!

And I didn't think I'd like Claudia, I thought she was going to be like Kate on Sanctuary, the bratty entitled type that is totally selfish and makes life harder for others and comes up with inappropriate and plain stupid quips, but I really like Claudia, and I wish she had more screen-time!

I still love you, even if you have the evil long nails. ;-b
Hee, I'm glad you're willing to overlook my shortcomings! :P I'm so fortunate in my choice of friends!

[identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
Of course I did. I'm not about to hurt Myka and if ANYTHING happens to Pete on her watch (even me throwing him off a cliff) she'd totally blame herself and I can't do that to my girl. Besides...Roxton could get eaten by that big ass birdy. ;-b

Yes that eps is called Magnetism and it's my 2nd fav eps. You need to wait until you see the eps Duped (it's number 8 or 9 I believe). OMG!!! FLAIL!!!! that is the BEST eps of the show EVER!!! Want to know a fun factoid about the eps? The guy playing Ross (the one groping Myka) is the actor Ivan Sergei and he was Jack Hunter to Joanne's Nadia Ramadan in the movie trilogy Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit. :D They have great chemistry in that movie. :D I squealed when I saw him in this eps. :D

I like Claudia. She's a smart ass (like me) but she really does love Artie, Pete & Myka so she doesn't do stuff to hurt them. :D

Shortcomings..you don't have those...remember you like LONG nails. ;-b

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-23 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
I do love that your justification for saving Pete is not out of an appreciation for his character but out of deference to Myka's feelings. Hee!

Roxton could get eaten by that big ass birdy

*snorts* Remember Veronica trying to stop Marguerite shooting at the pterodactyl 'coz she might hurt Ned? Um, LIKE HE WANTS TO BE EATEN ALIVE. *eyeroll*

Ooh, can't wait to see the ep that's got you flailing!

The last one I saw was with the samurai sword, so the next one...
*checks tv.com* OMG, Duped is on tonight! *bounces*

[identity profile] sunkrux.livejournal.com 2010-04-23 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
Don't get me wrong I do like Pete I really do, I just like Myka more. :D Kinda like if forced to, I'd probably throw Roxton off a cliff if I had to choose between him and Marguerite. But I'd totally make sure he was okay cause you know Marguerite would kill me dead otherwise. LOL


Yes I remember that bit. I loved Marguerite's response which was something about her thinking Ned would want her to take that chance since being eaten by that big ass birdy &/or it's babies wouldn't be a pleasant way to go.

DUPED!!!! OMG!!! Joanne totally pwns all in that eps. She's so awesome. :D If you don't like it...please don't tell me. ;) It's my fav eps of S1. :D

[identity profile] dragonladyk.livejournal.com 2010-04-20 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
YOU HAVE A PSYCHOLOGIST I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU I AM LITERALLY GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

I love you. And I'm glad you and your mom had a nice chat.

Personally the phrase "it's all about you" sends me into a towering rage, but I've only ever heard it in the context of "you don't love anyone more than yourself/everything is all about you in your eyes/you've never truly shared your life with anyone" and the only thing that pisses me off more is "you're self-limiting yourself out of fear/taking that fear out on everyone." I've heard both often enough from people who have NO CLUE about what they're talking about that I'm pretty far into the misanthrope camp at the ripe old age of 24 and 80% sure that I don't want to marry ever because who wants to live with that kind of crap every day? NOT ME.

But anyway. Moving on.

I liked Sirius Black until Book Five. Until book five his actions could be excused as a youth to be ashamed of and a crappy situation, but Book Five flushed that. What a moronic douche.

Definitely marry Hermione. I want to be Hermione when I grow up if I can't be Paget Brewster.

Cool poem. ^^

DragonLady

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-23 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hee! Wow, it's great how enthusiastic you are, I wasn't even that excited for myself, lol. *squishes* But then, you were the one telling me to do it all along, so there you go, I listened to you. And I'm so glad I signed up- at first, I was going to decline- IDEK WHY, PAST SELF, SO CLOSE TO DISASTER, ARGH- but then I figured I may as well go and see what it was like, since I didn't have to pay for it, and then...it's been totally awesome. And I'm sad because I only have four more sessions to go. *pouts* I really love Sonya, she's been great.

So yes, thank you for encouraging me to do this the whole time, I was wavering indecisively and then took the plunge- it's ridiculous, I tell myself there's no stigma attached to counseling and then I almost get sucked into that mindset anyway. *facepalm*

Personally the phrase "it's all about you" sends me into a towering rage

Oh, ouch, well, given the context in which you've heard it...I was told this in a very self-validating way, so it made me feel all gooey and squishy. And it was how mother showed me that she really had forgiven me for the deception and that we were okay, so yes, really positive connotations in my head.

I'm pretty far into the misanthrope camp at the ripe old age of 24 and 80% sure that I don't want to marry ever because who wants to live with that kind of crap every day? NOT ME.

You're my hero. You just take the words right out of my mouth and make them sound so much better.

Also, I have a thing for the word 'misanthrope'. Don't ask, some words just make me feel kinda giddy and squeeful.

It's ridiculous how much my attitudes to different characters changed. I was vaguely sympathetic to Snape after getting knocked unconscious and then Sirius banging his head on the walls and roof while the others giggled, and contrasted that with Snape conjuring stretchers for them when the others were unconscious, but at the time, I was a kid and I went along with the popular view that JKR wanted us to accept which is that Harry is awesome and we should believe whatever he does, and he hates Snape and loves Sirius, therefore, the former can do no right and the latter can do no wrong.

But then...book 5. That was my turning point. I never realized til hindsight that this series was rotten like a shiny apple with a disgusting squirmy worm curled up at the center.

What a moronic douche

WORD.

I want to be Hermione when I grow up if I can't be Paget Brewster

Ha! Totally! *high fives you*

I do quite like that poem. I don't get poetry a lot of the time, I can't find the rhythm with which to read it and I end up stumbling and unable to really process it, but this one...I feel it. And it's not laborious and convoluted and all.

*hugglesquish*

[identity profile] woodchoc-magnum.livejournal.com 2010-04-20 09:08 am (UTC)(link)
Glad everything is semi okay on the home front! *squishes*

For the first time ever, I managed to have KFC three days in a row.

You lucky bitch. Life is unfair! I'm on this stupid diet (which I'm completely not sticking to by the way, hello cake for smoko how I love thee let me count the ways) which prohibits the eating of KFC, and you're binging on it!

nd discussing my lack of direction atm and the utter failure I am is oddly comfortable when it’s to someone who’s paid to hear people whinge incessantly, I don’t feel bad when I know they’re getting compensated for putting up with me.

Well yay for that!

But we ended up eating junk food in a park and having a lovely chat!

Awesome!

I never wanted to have this talk because I was afraid that deep inside, she was still seething with anger and resentment but it happened and ended so much better than I had thought possible!

Oh yay! I'm so glad! :)

I grow them out as long as possible- because I think they look cool that way...

I'm the complete opposite - I cut them as short as possible!

I don't understand how people can have brutally short nails, it makes me wince. 

Again, complete opposite - I hate my fingernails getting too long, I cut them off once a week. Mine aren't painful though, but very short. My mother calls me a lesbian, just because she has super long nails! *eye roll*

My poor grandmother dutifully rose and beat around corners and under beds and in likely hidey-holes, but failed to turn up any hint of a rodent each time.

So it definitely wasn't a dream? Sometimes I have dreams where there are spiders crawling down my walls, and I wake up and fling the covers off and turn the lights on and stand there blinking for like a minute before I realise I was dreaming. *facepalm*

‘And then Snape moved no more…’

*blink*

Snape dies? Or... huh.

I love that you read the endings of books to make sure they turn out how you want them to. ROFL

I’m going to stop myself there or I’ll never stop harping on about her childish black-and-white view of the world and absolute failure to grasp the complexities of human nature, along with her pathetic excuse for a moral compass and-

*blinks again* Whoa. Poor JKR. But she's got like a trillion dollars, so I'm sure she's pretty cool. :P

Totally not surprised you would marry Hermione! LMAO

I am utterly bewitched and ensnared and so into him, it’s crazy.

I had totally picked up on that. :P

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-27 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
You lucky bitch. Life is unfair! I'm on this stupid diet which prohibits the eating of KFC, and you're binging on it!

Just to make you hate me more...mother bought us Chinese for the weekend [two cartons, you know, the ones that are deceptively small but pack enough food to nom on for three days] and Ma decided to go and buy MORE KFC anyway. *fp*

I'm the complete opposite - I cut them as short as possible!

As do the majority of my flisters apparently. How is it I'm friends with you guys when we have such basic philosophical differences? *shakes head* Tut tut! :P

My mother calls me a lesbian, just because she has super long nails! *eye roll*

Bwahaha, by her criteria, like, 50% of the female population would be into girls!

So it definitely wasn't a dream? Sometimes I have dreams where there are spiders crawling down my walls, and I wake up and fling the covers off and turn the lights on and stand there blinking for like a minute before I realise I was dreaming. *facepalm*

It wasn't a dream, no, I'm sure of that. I think I was...hallucinating. Or in an attempt to normalize the situation, I've decided that there was a crack in the curtains, through which shadows cast by some bird flitted across the carpet and thus terrified the living hell out of me. *nodnod*

I kinda wish this had happened to you, I have a feeling you'd tell the story so much better. :P

I love that you read the endings of books to make sure they turn out how you want them to. ROFL

This is a trusty coping mechanism that keeps me sane. *nodnod*

Whoa. Poor JKR. But she's got like a trillion dollars, so I'm sure she's pretty cool. :P

It annoys me when die-hard rabid fans get worked up defending little JKR from the jealous, mean-spirited, ignorant idiots that don't understand her grand vision and the undeniable brilliance of her work. She's got millions of dollars, as if she's gonna care what I think! They're all 'meh, you only criticize her because you're stupid, because you don't get it, because your ship didn't become canon, because your favorite character died'. Um, no. SHE SUCKS AT WRITING, FULL STOP. It's not that hard to figure out, why this woman was allowed to fire her editors is beyond me. She boasted about never re-reading her own books, apparently, which explains the constant retconning and contradicting of her own established mytholody. UGH. *epic hate*
Edited 2010-04-27 05:29 (UTC)

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-27 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
‘And then Snape moved no more…’

*blink*

Snape dies? Or... huh.


Okay, okay, see, the thing is, Dumbledore, the asshole, made Snape kill him so that everyone would think that he was definitely on Moldymort's side. Fumblemore didn't bother explainining that this would make the Dark Lord think that Snape was the master of the Elder Wand [don't ask- just- don't. JKR royally frakked up wandlore, THERE IS OFFICIALLY NO LOGIC IN HP!VERSE] and would decide to kill him in order to be the new master of the Super Special Wand of Convenient Plot Twists.

Instead of using the trust ol' Avada Kedavra which worked on 99.99% of his victims, Voldy decided that for his most trusted and supposedly loyal servant, he'd sentence Snape to death-by-Nagini [his giant pet snake].This was ridiculously OOC, but plot-required, since it allowed him to leave while Snape lay, gasping for breath as blood poured from his wound, and able to pass on vitally important memories to the Twit-headed Trio.

Once they gathered his memories [and WHY is beside the point, since they still thought he was a traitor at that point], they up and left him to die. SELFISH BRATS.

Harry and his saving people thing...couldn't be bothered.

Hermione, who earlier saved Harry from Nagini's bite...decided to forget she was the brightest witch of her age.

And Ron...well, who expects anything from Ron?

Anyway, the ONLY good thing about this 'death scene'...is exactly that. The inverted commas, you caught that, right? Since he wasn't AK'd [Voldy decided to save that spell for the only person to ever have survived it *facepalm*] and only apparently died from snake venom, it leaves open a whole host of plots to handwave it all and make up a way for him to survive.

He didn't die because:

He was in a coma!
It was the Draught of Living Death!
He had taken potion/s XYZ beforehand for this very eventuality and was just recovering in a still trance-like state commonly mistaken for death!
Fawkes appeared and cried a few healing tears on his body!
Hermione/Harry/Minerva/any Malfoy/an elf/anyone character you care to ship him with turned up and brought him back from the brink of death with a splash of Dittany [proven to help with snake wounds, not that anyone damn well bothered to try], Blood Replenishing Potions and bandages!
Hermione/character X used a Time-Turner to go back and save him
All the Dementor activity spread a chill across the grounds that lowered his vital scenes and helped keep him alive til medics arrived.

etc. etc. You get the idea. So many ways to save him. Screw JKR, the fans will take over from here, kthxbai. *runs away with Snape*

[identity profile] fragilemorning.livejournal.com 2010-04-20 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay and Mommy-Daughter fandom bonding. I love it when that happens ^_^. I am glad the visits with psychiatric is working out. *hug*

So icons..do you still want 'em? :D

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-21 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
IKR? *wriggles gleefully* She's actually gonna give Dollhouse and Fringe a go, which is so major! Yay me and my fandom brainwashing ways! Lol. :D

And yeah, the psychologist [don't ask me what the difference is, I'm clueless- I think it comes down to one is able to prescribe certain drugs and the other can't? Or something?] is really nice. I'm so glad I got a woman, a lovely maternal woman who's just super comfortable to talk to and she's chatty herself, so it's not like an interrogation.

Icons...do I want them? OH HELL YES. :P

[identity profile] sapphs.livejournal.com 2010-04-23 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
Oh chica, I have missed out on SO MUCH of what is happening in your life. I'll try and catch up simply so I don't feel like such a failure. But you know if you want to chat via text or anything, I'm always happy to indulge, even if it's only fandom squee (of which there can never be enough in life, mmmhmmm).

*squishes you tightly* I'm glad seeing a professional is helping you. i don't think i'd have as much courage as you to go see one!

[identity profile] borg-princess.livejournal.com 2010-04-27 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
It's okay, I don't expect you to drop everything to keep track of what's going on in my life. I know you're there if I need you, and that's what counts. *squishes* This is why LJ is so cool, though, even if we haven't been in touch for a while, we can always drop by each other's journals and have a chat. *hugs tight*

It didn't take much courage, lol. I got kicked out for all of two seconds but while I thought it was real, I told the Centerlink people and they arranged counseling as a matter of course. Even though I didn't end up moving out after all, the appointment was still made, so I decided to turn up and it was pretty cool!