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11th-Feb-2008 06:22 pm - I have moved.
To here.

If you haven't already, would you be so kind as to re-friend me on my new account.
Thank you.


No wonder they make you pay $12(US) for a switch over...

Oh, and you'll notice that my new journal is, basically, friends only.  That, honestly, was inevitable.

See you on the other side.
the scientists
28th-Jan-2008 07:01 pm - YOU MUST READ THESE
Ok. I know I said this a little while back, and I'll probably say it again soon, but.. anyway.

If you suddenly decide that you're going to read two more entries/articles/books/fics this entire year, you must read these two:

1. The
Raw Shark Texts
by Steven Hall. Read it, and for the love of god, PLEASE tell me what it all means. I'm into philosophy, and trippy theories, but I hit a brick wall with this one. Little help, please?

2. m15m - Movies in Fifteen Minutes. The *most* hilarious movie parodies you will ever read.  Or, the funniest ones I've found so far.
Here's an example, taken from the Golden Compass parody:


There you are.  Now get busy.  Please.
the scientists
25th-Jan-2008 06:38 pm - QUANTUM OF SOLACE!

There it is.  Bond 22 finally has a name.  Below are my reactions:

First, the fact that it had been named reminded me of a dream I'd had a few nights ago, but had forgotten.  I was driving, and then I drove past one of those movie posters they stick on bus shelters and it had the movie's name on it.  I think the words, 'blood' and 'end' were in there somewhere.. I can't remember.  Remembering that dream gives me a really, really weird, unexplainable feeling.  *Is weirded out*

Oh, and I'm thinking that those two words in combination with the James Bond universe, would make one hell of a story.

Next, I laughed.  I think that was a mixture of omg-that-is-the-most-random-movie-name-I-have-EVER-heard, and OMG-THE-NEXT-MOVIE-IS-FINALLY-COMING*dies-of-happiness*.  *Laughs*

Thirdly, I thought it was a cool title.  But that's probably because I have a thing for long trippy words.  Any of you who have read my writing can testify to that... >.>

Here's a comment about the title that made me laugh. XD

LOVE INTEREST: Why are you so cold, James? Why do you keep people from getting close?

BOND: Why is it so wrong to want to be alone sometimes? To have just an atom- nay, a QUANTUM, OF SOLACE?


Maybe *that's* why I was laughing.  Nay is such a cool word.  I can't wait to see how they tie it in.  The title, not the word nay.

What do you think?

*twitches*     YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYY IT'S FINALLY COMING!!! AND MY PARENATS GAVE ME THE OK TO GO TO THE PREMIERE SESSION!!!  *dies*

That is all.

*squees*

James Bond
22nd-Jan-2008 07:40 pm - Stolen meme. Well, taken..
From Nisha.  Here goes.


Come on!  You do one too!

And, here's something I dare you to do.  I feel like a challenge.
Give me two characters from different fandoms you know I’m familiar with, and I’ll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them. Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed, or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossover conversation with no backstory, for fun.  
And, if you're familiar with any of my characters (Bailey, Orlando, Ryste, Rick, Jules, Sriael, Syria, etc) I'd be happy to do them too. 
Challenge me ^^

That is all.

*Tries to ignore that school starts up again tomorrow* >.<
the scientists
19th-Jan-2008 04:46 pm - Hooray for anti-religion movies
I saw the Golden Compass yesterday.. And I really rather liked it.



I was going to post a little piece I wrote before I went away, but, quite frankly, I can't be bothered.  Sorry.

Oh.  Good. School in a few days.  I'm so not looking forward to it..  And I haven't done some of my holiday homework...

Hope everyone is good.
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I'd just like to apologise in advance for any comments I make during the next few weeks/months.  Anything that is along the lines of:
'I miss San Francisco/New York/DC/Tyler/Vegas/LA'
'Three days/weeks ago I was sitting in Beverly Hills under palm trees drinking a vodka martini'  (Oh yeah, I did that.  Shaken not stirred, naturally :P)
'Normal life is boring.'

I'm sorry if I say anything like that.  But my trip was... the best thing I've ever done in my life.  Or rather a collection of.

Here's a (brief) summary of the highlights.  I'm sure I've forgotten some of the most quirky and unique experiences.  I'll talk about them when I remember them.

  • Having lunch in San Francisco with my uncle
  • Times Square.  Period
  • Talking to my friends whilst looking at the Statue of Liberty
  • Christmas.  One of the best meals I've ever had, the Empire State Building and Ice Skating in Central Park
  • Walking through a photographer's gallery in DC, seeing photos of all the (other) places I really want to go to
  • Staying in the most luxurious hotel (ever) in Dallas
  • Making friends with some of the most incredible people in the entire world. 
  • A helicopter ride of the Grand Canyon.  rgthdbhgj.hhnvsdzfougniat
  • Watching the Fountains of Bellagio.
  • Walkingh through the famous hotels in Vegas pretending we were millionaires.
  • Spending a day at Disneyland.  Simply, spectacularly happy.
  • Eating a the Beverly Hilton's restaurant..  Being served by the cutest waiter I've ever met ^^

It was... Incredible.  Unbelievable.  Honestly, words cannot describe it. (See above gibberish)

*sighs*   I would give most anything to do it all again.  And I know I should stop complaining, cos I'm going back in a few months.. But, still...

I'll put some photos up soon.. And the two pieces I wrote too. 


Seek adventure
22nd-Dec-2007 08:39 pm - SURPRISE

Yeah. This'll be quick.

 

I'm sitting at a cimputer in the lobby in our hotel in New York.  Yes, you read correct, New York

It's fantastic over here.  We've done six days in San Francisco, a city which grew on me incredibly.  Now I'm in New York and we're spending Christmas here.. ^^

Today, fyi, we went to Central Park, Times Square and then.. around.  It's brilliant here.  And cold.  For most of today it was  37 or so degrees fahrenheit (don't know if I spelt that right), which equates to roughly 1 degree celcius.  Yeah.  Really cold.

I should probably go... This is burning a hole (or rather, making it bigger) in my dad's wallet.

Love you all, miss you lots.  Merry Christmas and all the best for the beginning of '08.  I'll be in Tyler, Texas... I think.

 

PS. Note my icon.  The uh.. request still stands.. :P

Christmas
13th-Dec-2007 09:20 am - Hooray for the uh.. Summer Holidays
Yay! Summer Holidays!
The time of the year when you sleep in late and watch terrible tv and do nothing profitable and you spend Christmas Day with your family playing cricket on the beach and you can go outside wearing only shorts and a t-shirt or even simply stay on your pyjamas for the whole day and you can go the beach and then complain about sunburn but it doesn't matter cos you'll actually end up all brown and you can listen to music really loud and laugh at all the schools who haven't finished yet!

Get all that?

Well, not this holidays.

For me, it'll be airports, hotels, snow, down jackets and American accents for the better part of a month.

That's right, look out the US, North America and entire Northern Hemisphere in general.

Here I come.

(Ok, maybe not the entire Northern Hemisphere).

In two days time, I leave for:
  • San Fransisco
  • New York
  • Washington DC
  • Texas
  • Los Vegas and
  • Los Angeles
And I'm soo excited.  I haven't been overseas since about 2000, and at that time I was totally not appreciative of it.  I was just annoyed that it was cold.


On a less, excited note, my iPod converter is evil.  Disgustingly evil.  Evil enough simply NOT convert entire scenes of movies.  So I don't have the part of Love Actually where Bill Nighy says 'Let's get pissed and watch porn.', nor do I have half of the shower scene followed by where Bond loses all his money in Casino Royale.  Of all friggin parts of the movie it simply had to decide to skip THAT FRIGGIN PART.

So, now I want to kill my iPod converter.  Slowly.  Painfully.  Mercilessly.  *growls*

Or, alternatively, if you happen to be in possession of Casino Royale in mpeg4 format in its entirety, could you pass it on, by, like, tomorrow? I promise to bring you back something nice from America in return... ^^

Finally, a meme that Nisha's making me do.



Hope everyone has a terrific Christmas, and all the best for 2008
Rach

PS.  How good is my new mood theme! 8D  Took me forever to transfer over, but it was worth it :P
Christmas

So I saw Spamalot yesterday.  And loved it.  Naturally, of course.
Seriously funny.  Turns out Lady of the Lake was a real lady, Lancelot bats for the other team (so to speak).  I think the 98% of the audience who had actually seen Monty Python previously laughed for most of the play.  I know I did.

And I got a badge!  It says 'I'm Not Dead Yet...' which is based on a line from the original movie, and was then turned into a song for the play.
Herends my summary.  If you haven't seen it yet, go and do so.  You won't regret it.



Oh, and for all of you who are staying in Melbourne over the break, there's a - get this - there's a NYE 007 Party down at Docklands on New Years Eve.  The theme is Casino Royale and when I saw the posters hanging up in Southgate yesterday I found myself making the same noise I always do when I see anything Bond related thinking that I would definetly rather be there instead of over in America.  Shame on me, I know.  But, at the same time, if any of you are willing to go on my behalf...

I'll even pay your entrance fee.  (Believe me, you don't want to know what it is.)  How does that sound?  Please?


Oh, and thanks to Nisha for my brilliantly Christmassy icon ^^

Christmas
6th-Dec-2007 07:09 pm - Fridge Magnets are Bastards
An explanation as to the title later. But first a little contemplation.

Attachment
I went through a weird process of attachment a little while ago. I found something I wasn't expecting, and then suddenly considered the possibilities, all of which involved it. Then, two days later it was suddenly taken away, and I found myself desperately unhappy. So I went to my friends asking if they had one. One of my friends did. And she gave it to me. Then, as if the whole thing wasn't turbulent enough already, when it came to putting it to use, I was suddenly nonchalant about it, bordering on not wanting it. But I used it anyway.

Needless to say, I now have a nearly indecently large picture of an Aston Martin on my wall.

Buddhists believe that all life is suffering and that the only way to cure this is to cut oneself away from all attachment. I see the logic, but it would be much harder in practise. I personally believe that it would be a very, bland way of living; if one was to live without attachment. Nearly like sensory deprivation.
Gotye: You won't admit to it. It makes no sense. You can't live like this...

I was planning on coming to some wonderful, thoughtful conclusion, but, my philosophical mind isn't working. I guess I was just looking to observe.

Felt anything unexplainable as that recently?

Now something a lot less intellectual. A meme.  Snagged from Nisha.  Snagged is a such a cool word, is it not?



Hope everyone is well.

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