femmealunettes: (accord in purpose : Dean and Sam)
Oh man, now everyone around me is signing up for [community profile] hc_bingo. What even, you guys, I'm already floundering with just one bingo card.

...it is open until right up to the end of the year, though...

No, this is probably a really bad idea for me. I shouldn't do it.

Have a couple of links:

Mocked-up billboards made from BPGlobalPR's tweets. Find humor in a bad situation, otherwise it's just going to make you depressed. That can't be just me.

Queer imagery in Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" video. I've only watched it once and I'm not sure if I like it or not. I think Paparazzi is still my favorite vid of hers.

One last thing, via [livejournal.com profile] character_bleed:



So that happened. Or is happening, or will happen... yeah.

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femmealunettes: (curse your srs bzns! : Firefly)
There's going to be a new Serenity comic this summer focusing on Wash. Sweet.

There could be a working vaccine for breast cancer. SWEET.

A straight athiest goes undercover at a Christian gay-to-straight conversion camp. Not so sweet. Kind of scary, really.

Sherlock Holmes 2 release date: December 16th, 2011. Sweet again!

Watson has been replaced.... and the many Watsons. Lolsome.

A most excellent fanvid for all six Harry Potter movies. Give it a glance if you've ever loved Harry Potter. (I know I only met a couple of you through the fandom, but so many of you have been part of it at some point of your fannish lives, don't even lie.)

There, that makes things much tidier.

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femmealunettes: (disciplinarian. : Amanda Palmer)
So in the end I just popped a couple of ambien and waited out the jitters until the sleepiness overcame them. I really hate it when that happens to me. I don't even know what to call it, besides my own personal anti-sleep system.

Anyway, I had pretty cool dreams once I got back to sleep, so that's something. I have been enjoying my dreams greatly lately.

...so let's have a few links to keep this from being entirely pointless, shall we? I've got a couple of pretty good ones here.

Lesbian couple become the first same-sex parents to jointly sign a birth certificate. Instead of "mother" and "father", it says "mother" and "parent". Good for them! I think this would be a big step toward legitimizing gay marriage if we did it here in the States; you can't say that this is not a family when you've got both parents listed on the birth certificate, they're both entirely invested in this child, and they're committed to each other-- that sounds like a family to me, with or without wedding rings.

Librarians really are as naughty as you'd like them to be. According to this study done in 1992, one in five librarians had gotten busy in the stacks, and I don't mean reshelving books, and half the respondents said they would pose for nude pictures. Sexy librarian myth: not so mythological after all. (use of sexy librarian icon: totally on purpose. even though Amanda Palmer has lost my love, this icon is too good to get rid of.)

Text messaging is the most frequent form of communication among US teenagers. Personally, if I could get away with texting my therapist and my pharmacist, I'd never have to pick up the phone again... I would be entirely happy making no phone calls for a month, I much prefer to text. Scary though: 15 percent of teens send and receive over 200 texts a day. That would be my sister Rachael...

Leonard Nimoy is calling it quits. That means no more Spock Prime, no more William Bell, nothing, he's finished, retirement is upon him, he is an ex-actor. He had a pretty fucking incredible career, you have to admit. _\\//


So my plan for today is: do the poetry discussion for English Lit, write comment porn when I'm procrastinating, take a walk around the neighborhood when I get too frustrated with doing both those things. Eventually I have to start thinking about my English Lit essay, too... bleah. I'm looking forward to the next module because I am going to write so many posts about The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Arcadia because Eliot and Stoppard both rock the house. I just have to finish this module and I have two days in which to do that.

I am kind of bummed that I am missing out on the holiday today, but I am broke and I need my brain to be functioning and both of those conditions mean no weed for the geekgrrl. Alas.

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it's raining links, hallelujah

  • Apr. 17th, 2010 at 2:42 PM
femmealunettes: (intense stare of intensity : Castiel)
Okay, I'm dozy and it's cold out and the best thing to do when I'm not really up to doing anything, besides memes of course, is a linkdump. And it's about time, too, because I have been sitting on a bunch of links for a while now.

I Pledge Allegiance to Linguistic Obfuscation, or, how the phrases used in the Pledge of Allegience are basically meaningless out of the specific context of the pledge, and how they don't mean a whole lot within the proper context either.

Tea Party counterprotestors have an actual tea party. Like, Earl Grey and cucumber sandwiches. Amusing!

Pharmacy that refused to stock birth control, condoms, porn, tobacco and makeup goes out of business, and nobody in the community gives a fuck. Because people really don't shop for moral conviction, they shop for deals, and I bet the Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy wasn't competitive with pricing, either. The only way a pharmacy like that would work is if it's the only game in town-- which, according to the article, is the situation that exists in some Midwest towns. I am ever grateful that I live in the liberal Northeast.

There's a drug that manipulates retroviruses to fight cancer, and it apparently is awesome enough that it won't have any effect on healthy cells, just cancerous ones. Let's hear it for science!

Scrabble rules change to allow proper nouns. This is deeply upsetting. What next, acronyms are fair game? How many points do you get for playing "ttyl" on a triple word score? Can I use "xkcd"? The title of a webcomic is a proper noun, right? :/ They changed it to make the game more accessable to younger fans. I don't like it.

New York has actual superheroes, were you aware of it? They aren't quite as ass-kicking as Kick-Ass, but they're pretty awesome anyway! Some heroes battle drug dealers, some feed the homeless, and a couple of hippie heroes promote the power of love through unspecified means. (bom chika wow wow.) I have to say Dark Guardian's costume is pretty lame, though.

The rise of the female nerd. Uh, hello, I've been rocking "speccygeekgrrl" since 1998, back when Willow Rosenberg and Dana Scully were smarting it up all over the small screen, you can't convince me that this is a new pheonmenon... but it is nice to see more unabashedly nerdy girls getting props on TV. My favorite lady geek is probably Leslie Winkle from Big Bang Theory. I wish she'd come back, she brought the awesome in seasons 1 and 2.

This one really just entertained the hell out of me: Four reasons women dig geeks. In light of my latest fanfic, let me quote you a snippet: A recent British survey of 2,000 women and men revealed IT geek to be at the top of a list of lovers’ occupations, as reported by The Sun newspaper. According to the survey, IT geeks were ranked so high because they were found to be the most selfless and adventurous lovers, as well as much more open to using tech gadgets (ahem) outside of the office. Even more specifically, the survey found that 82 percent of IT “geeks” interviewed said that their partners’ pleasure was the most important thing to them. This opens up a whole new angle for strippers. "Did someone call for tech support?" Leave the glasses on, buddy. xD

5 ways to hack your brain into awesomeness. Oh my god, if I could actually get myself down to two hours of sleep a day.... well, I'd be miserable because I love sleeping, but I would have so fucking much time I would HAVE to do something productive with it. Can anyone on my flist actually lucid dream? How did you get to be able to do that? I think I can kind of do it-- I can definitely guide my dreams to a certain extent sometimes-- but I'd love to be able to do it regularly.

Glee is part of Hollywood's leftist propaganda machine, or, one more way right-wing bloggers show that they're whiny little babies. Oh my god, a Sarah Palin joke? Clearly these scripts are all being written by gay Jewish illegal immigrants... what even.

A very cool 360-degree photo from the top of Camels Hump, Vermont. Nifty!

Scientists find five scents that smell good to almost everyone: and of those five, four of them are citrus fruits. The fifth is peppermint. I'm personally astounded that vanilla doesn't make the top 10... I thought everybody liked vanilla!

...and I still have a ridiculous number of tabs open, but they're mostly fic, so... I should probably do some reading. Some CLASS reading, I mean. Right.

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Mar. 25th, 2010

  • 8:17 PM
femmealunettes: (why isn't anyone listening to the geek?)
Today in linkdump news: drugs, porn, stars, and some other stuff that isn't as interesting as those three things.

A timeline of the history of drugs in America, from Columbus to 1998. I wish it went right up to 2010! There's been some interesting developments in the past 12 years. I think it's really... not really ironic, but something like that... that California is the first state that made cannabis illegal except for medical purposes in 1915, and then they were the first to legalize it for medical purposes more recently. Also: this isn't just hard drugs, this also discusses caffeine and tobacco.

Cannabis use around the world. The USA just barely doesn't make the top 10. Try harder, American stoners! Canada is well established as number 5, let's be more like our awesome neighbors to the north.

Medical marijuana users still get fired for failing drug tests. Like that's surprising coming from Wal-Mart? It's shitty of them to fire someone with cancer, but it's not surprising. Marijuana is the one drug that stays in your system detectibly the longest, but I'd be more worried about the bagger who smokes crack than the cashier who doesn't even come into work high.

The sugar content of several common food items... you're going to be unpleasantly surprised by a few of these, I bet. (Just... JFC, 58 grams of sugar in a Starbucks frappucino? Shiiiiiiiiit.)

Gay-for-pay in Prague, or, why I now feel really dubious about all this Bel Ami porn I have downloaded... >.> It's an interesting article, kind of sad, kind of concerning, but definitely interesting.

Some British dude with a digital camera, a big-ass helium balloon, a parachute and some insulation took pictures just as incredible as anything you'll see from NASA. Here's to you, dude, because these pictures are awesome.

There may be 90% more stars and galaxies than we realized up to this point, because the way we've been looking for them is light-based and there's a lot of stuff out there in space that can get in the way of light, apparently. xD Who knew? Changing the wavelength a little bit shows zillions of stars that we've never noticed before.

The bees are still disappearing, and we still don't know why. I'm going to do my part and plant a bunch of bee-happy-making wildflowers this weekend! And, finally, my morning glory seeds are going in the ground. :D If I see any bees, I won't scream and kill them, because we need all the bees we can get! (Wasps are going down, though. Those motherfuckers need to die.)

It's an iPhone pillow. How cool is that? I want one! xD


...you can look at my layout now. it's not perfect but it's nice enough and it works on both my desktop and laptop, which is really all I can ask of it.

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Mar. 23rd, 2010

  • 4:41 PM
femmealunettes: (goldfishing.)
I honestly can't focus on anything right now. My brain is just... not on. The goldfishing icon has never been more appropriate, I can hardly keep a thought in my head. This is wreaking havoc with the writing I want to be doing, but it's a perfect state of mind for linkdumping.

Nine medical marijuana dispensary ads. Yeah, that's like the only reason I would ever consider living in California. I prefer to live where there aren't any fault lines, raging forest fires, landslides... Nice, safe, boring New York.

Dogs are being prescribed antidepressants. I don't know if I want to live in a world where beef-flavored Prozac exists. Or one in which I could be taking the same pills as my puppies. Take your dogs on walks, people, don't medicate them.

The most entertaining sign seen at a Tea Party rally. Does this seem like Anonymous to you? Because my first thought was, it's Anonymous and that's hilarious.

Young Me Now Me. People recreating childhood photos as adults. These are awesome! I recreate my favorite baby photo every day: 18 month old me typing on a keyboard. xD

You know what's the most awesome symbol on your keyboard? MoMA says it's the @. It's just been accepted into its architecture and design collection. The history of the @ is pretty interesting! And it's cool that other nations characterize it as things like a snail, a monkey's tail, and a sleeping cat. Talk about shorthand. "Hey, I have a @ on the back of my chair right now... wake up, Butcher!"

The USDA's Economic Research Service has a whole bunch of nifty data on how eating habits have changed in the past 100 years. No, really, it's pretty cool, if you think about food. And thanks to Michael Pollan, I do think about food! xD

The thing about this story that interests me is not the part where some 16 year old got carpal tunnel from texting. No, it's the number quoted from Nielsen Research: the average teenager sends over 3000 texts per month. Speaking of which, I have to go add money to my Verizon account so my messaging bundle will renew... not that I send anywhere near a thousand texts per month.

FRINGE IS GOING TO HAVE A MUSICAL EPISODE AND IT'S ALL GOING TO BE ONE OF WALTER'S DRUG-INDUCED HALLUCINATIONS. AWESOME!

Proof that American remakes ruin everything: Apparently the plans are to have Jack Harkness be straight in the American Torchwood. Because we can't cope with omnisexual heroes here in the States.

...and that's it for today's linkdumping. I still can't focus, but at least I feel like I got something productive done!

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femmealunettes: (dear lj stardate 4242.4 : Spock)
So people said I should do linkdump posts again... so this is kind of me dipping my toes back into the waters of gathering up quirky and interesting links on a semi-regular basis.

When you try to rob a house and the person's still home, your best bet is to be polite. You'll still get arrested, but at least everyone is civil about it!

The "Will you survive a zombie apocalypse?" flowchart. My favorite part is the lower left quadrant, for what should be obvious reasons.

Cat and dog owned by same person give birth on same day. Mama cat loses one kitten, all the puppies lose their mommy. Solution? Interspecies adoption! This cat is nursing seven puppies and two kittens. That's got to be one exhausted mama kitty.

Business reopens after 1931-year hiatus. Well, it takes a hell of a long time to get all that ash out of your cafe after a volcano fucking buries your city... yeah, so this snack bar in Pompeii is back in business now. Apparently the specialty is baked ricotta cheese with honey? I'll pass, thanks.

The Dean of Students at Wells College just got her ass sued for breaking up a marriage in North Carolina. I don't think it's fair to sue the other woman. Sue your cheating bastard of a husband. And anyway, $4 million in punitive damages is just fucking ridiculous.

In an attempt to ban e-cigarettes, New Jersey is going to ban breathing. "Smoking would be defined as any process of inhaling tobacco and exhaling smoke, or any other substance or vapor that can be inhaled and exhaled." So enjoy that mix of nitrogen and oxygen vapors while you can, Jerseyites.

Watching TV gets us spoiled on intelligent criminals... but not every person breaking the law is a Neal Caffrey or a Nathan Ford. Here are six ridiculously simple, confusingly common mistakes criminals make.


So there you go, my illustrious return to the art of linkdumping. Let me know if it's entertaining enough to make it worth doing every couple of days again.

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femmealunettes: (ooh baby baby : Kurt)
Time for links!

The Prince of Persia trailer is out, and it looks awesome. It still looks like a video game, except Jake Gyllenhaal is way hotter than any animation. All of the goodness of watching someone play a game, plus hotness? Sign me up.

The gay animal kingdom: where does the argument that homosexuality is unnatural go when there's documented homosexual activity in over 450 species? Right out the window, one would hope. I didn't know that giraffes were into sausage fests until I read this article. You might be surprised what you learn. xD

Species Diversity and You: A Sexual Safety Presentation. Starfleet's got to get their point across somehow, and why not through an educational film? It's okay to boldly go, as long as you follow a few basic rules of thumb... and don't forget your spray-on barrier! (It tastes funny.)

I am very ill-tempered today. My dreams have been really setting me off-balance and it's not a good way to start a day. Add to that being jerked around on someone else's schedule, and loud, annoying music, and you get a grumpy geekgrrl. My night is basically going to be devoted to studying my ass off for personality and hoping that I'm right in thinking my abnormal psych test is on Monday and not tomorrow. Oh, and Glee. Yay, Glee, it is the bright point in my day. Glee isn't even on tonight. Fucking baseball!

...nothing against the Phillies or whatever, but I just want this series to end so I can have Fringe tomorrow. Take your bats and go home already.

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femmealunettes: (Fringe division.)
currents meme )

I think I'm going to go to bed early, because I have to be up early. But first let me link all these things I've had open for days.

A reporter from The Advocate went onto the Fort Lewis Army base and asked soldiers how they'd feel about the repeal of DADT. And pretty much everyone said that they were very much for it being struck from the books. It's a pretty amazing article.

Information is Beautiful: Left vs Right. Man, I love visually presented information, and while this is kind of simplistic, it's also really well-presented. And I found out because of this that the US and Switzerland are the only places in the world where left/liberal = blue and right/conservative = red. Interesting!

Evolutionarily speaking, depression should have been bred out of us. But it's pretty prevalent... so it must serve a purpose. Depressive thinking is actually highly analytical, and can be beneficial sometimes. So depression can have an upside, if you put it to use.

Speaking of depression, Johns Hopkins is doing a genetic study of bipolar disorder, so if you're affected and so's someone in your family and you want to be part of science, check it out. FOR SCIENCE!

I need to make friends with someone who wants to be a massage therapist. My neck is killing me. Oh well, time for sleep.

big pimpin', spendin' Gs

  • Aug. 9th, 2009 at 10:33 PM
femmealunettes: (Chekov/math OTP : Star Trek)
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1. Half of it right off goes to my parents.
2. $30,000 to each of my siblings, primarily for bills and college and stuff
3. $100,000 to [livejournal.com profile] victoriansquid to start up the cafe/crafty thing shop we wanted to open ;D
4. Going by the current cost of a nice place on Hamilton St that would be perfectly suited, $200,000 to buy and touch up a building and offer certain friends rent-free residence for as long as they like living there
5. Remaining $80,000 or so probably doled out to friends and family. Setting up a huge party spot and inviting all the cool people is giving it away, right? >.>


Thunderstorm~~~~ I really love storms, especially ones like this that hang around and flash and grumble for hours. \o/

Um, what else.

Justin Long and Drew Barrymore are so freaking cute it's not funny. They make me go :D D'AWWW

Why nationalized health care doesn't mean exterminating old people and sick babies, or, why GOP scare tactics are fucking retarded. When is the Republican Party going to implode, already? The idiocy has got to be nearing critical mass...

I don't know, I'm off my game. I've BEEN off my game for a couple days now. I need a shower and then bed, I think. :/

give or take a night or two

  • Aug. 5th, 2009 at 2:31 PM
femmealunettes: (amirite? amirite? : Kirk/Spock)
I just got a whole bunch of awesome new icons~~~ \o/

Okay, this is mostly a hilarious Star Trek link post, so... enjoy it! :D

Comics:
One week in space, because as disaster-prone as the Enterprise is, they can't have a red alert EVERY DAY.

Actual dialogue from episodes, rearranged and made hilarious: Kirk and Spock's comic, and Spock and McCoy's comic (which I think is way more funny)

The cover of an honest-to-god Star Trek doujinshi. The subtitles: "Extremely cute captain, Mr. Jim" "Super cool Vulcan, Mr. Spock" I really thought that was nu!Chekov, not Kirk. xD I really desperately want to see a scanslation. I have a feeling I would be laughing for DAYS.

This is ZQ talking about comics. I'm still not entirely sure how he's involved with their production, but what the hell, they sound like interesting comics anyway!


I'm finally getting bloodwork done tomorrow. I have to fast from midnight until whenever it happens, which should not be a problem, lol. Maybe I shouldn't make cookies so I won't have any temptation laying around... or maybe I'll just go to bed before midnight. xD Typing that reminded me I'm hungry, though. Lunchtime!

dude, where's my cake?

  • Jul. 21st, 2009 at 6:32 PM
femmealunettes: (high on space drugs? : Spock)
Hasty linkdump to close a window:

You'd think Snape would teach his students to be more sneaky. The kid who played Crabbe in the Harry Potter movies has been arrested for growing weed in his house. "Quick mum, toss the invisibility cloak over them!"

Am I just totally making this up, or is there some fanon/sub-canon that says that Vulcans are descended from a bear-like, cat-like species in the same way that humans are descended from monkeys? Because, um, I think these might be the origin of the species.... xD

Writer's approved story gets sent to a second editor... who sends back crit saying “It’s quite a challenge for a writer of one sex to explore writing from the perspective of the opposite sex. Bev Vincent has not done a convincing job.” Bev Vincent is a man, and so is the protagonist of his story. OOPS. No, seriously though, this goes beyond facepalming into full-on headdesking territory. Dumb. Ass. Editor.


Most of the ice cream cake was gone when I went to get some. I suspect my father of late-night nomming. He really just doesn't give a shit about having diabetes... but I still can't support my mother's no-fat no-sugar no-calories no-flavor diet food shopping. Oh well...

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all systems go

  • Jul. 9th, 2009 at 9:14 AM
femmealunettes: (power behind the throne : Kirk/McCoy)
*deep, soothing breath* It has been posted. It is out of my hands now.

So that's the first thing on my to-do list done, then!

Massachusetts is suing the US Government over DOMA. Defining marriage as between a man and a woman "constitutes an overreaching and discriminatory federal law." Go go Massachusetts! *\o/*

A history of Star Trek porn. lol, "Deep Space Sixty-Nine." What.

Masi Oka has pitched a movie about MMORPG players who have only met on the internet, having to band together to save the world. I would like him on screen, not just behind the camera, kthx?

Kal Penn has started work at the White House. Soon, there will be more pretty than is legally allowed in that building...

Oh hey! I totally forgot we were getting new furniture delivered today until New Furniture Smell hit my nose and I paid attention to the voices downstairs... I thought it was the TV, but it's moving guys. xD Awesome, I have to try out the couch with a nap later!

Okay. To do list. Three things I can do at once more or less (college; library; post office), two I have to do in the later afternoon (water Mom's garden, empty the dehumidifier in the basement), and two will be going until they're done (handwriting, banners). Not too hard. And then tonight: doing shots of rum! And possibly blowin' trees... and potentially starting a campfire in the driveway... er, maybe I should moderate my drinking.

linking frequencies open, sir

  • Jun. 25th, 2009 at 12:22 AM
femmealunettes: (boldly van goghing : Starry Night+Ship)
Is it selfish of me to say that it's not as bad having writer's block when most the people I know are suffering the same condition at the time? I feel less like a loser when no one else is getting anything done either. >.>

I'm all twisted up in knots for Remix more than anything. Writing a story is one thing, rewriting another person's story is an entirely different sort of beast, and one that needs more careful handling. Especially trying to rewrite a story that still drop-kicks me across the room with how good it is after reading it, oh, ten times at least....

And that's being blocked on the stuff I have to do already, not to mention how much I want to grab a few prompts from the TrekNovelFest at DW. I want to write all of the Wounded Sky prompts I didn't make myself, and what a pain in the tuckus it is that Keenser's species never got named, sheesh, what's a good canon-following fangirl to do?

Anyway. Diversionary tactics of an amusing sort:

Star Trek Inspirational Posters (by Gary) It took me a while to work through all of them, but by the last gallery I felt both entertained and informed! For example, did you know that over half the Big Seven were on Twilight Zone? That Middle-Earth had starships? That you wouldn't like Scotty when he's angry? That Captain Kirk prefers to play as Yoshi during the weekly Mario Kart tournaments? That Data should not be allowed to upgrade his own GUI? OR MOST IMPORTANTLY, that Leonard Nimoy was absolutely nommable? Well, you probably did know that.



The world's most disturbing remote control: when not in use, it goes limp, "breathes", and glows; reach for it and it gets hard and stops glowing. Well. Now. That's a... yeah, that's *just* too late for Father's Day. Huh.

Centuries in the future, ceiling cat may not reach the stars.... but don't worry, ceiling Keenser is watching you. xD

This is the best prompt ever, and I am sad no one has filled it yet.
Someone on board of The Enterprise is *gasps* homophobic! Crew is sympathetic, because, come on, phobias are ridiculous but cute.
I want this particular phobia to be treated like any other, with different crew members being different spectrum of tolerance.:
- Big mean spider gay sat next to you in mess hall? AW. Poor you. *pats on the head*
- Come on, I bet he was more scared of you than you were of him!
- Phobias are illogical
- This is ridiculous! It's just a spider gay man! What's it he going to do to you, biterape you?

Bonus for a panicked middle night call to someone because there is a spider on a ceiling! are gay people living in the quarters next door! :O









Man, that video will never get old. George Takei is the man.

Another most excellent thread from the meme: it's Chekov/Sulu, except told in diary entries, captain's/doctor's/first officer's log entries, and miscellaneous sources. Apparently there are at least four anons who have been spinning this yarn out, and it is ~hilarious~!

Last commentfic for this post, I promise: Kirk finds a sehlat for his first officer. Which is worse: being mauled to death by a Vulcan teddy bear, or dying from allergies to one? xD


To end this entry: I believe I may be shifting my oral fixation back from Skittles to sunflower seeds. This is probably only going to be beneficial, as far as my teeth are concerned.

Tomorrow is predicted to hit 90 degrees with a fierce thunderstorm in the afternoon. I'd rather the temperature be a lie than the precipitation...

tab it like a rabbit

  • Jun. 10th, 2009 at 9:27 PM
femmealunettes: (have been and shall be : Kirk/Spock)
My goal is to make it below 100 tabs... I'm at 124 right now. Let's see how it ends. (A sign of my issues: I have tabs open from over a month ago. v.v; )

Check out James Franco as Allen Ginsberg. I'm so very excited to see this movie. :3 Friggin' love Ginsberg. Speaking of him, have an mp3 of him reading his Sunflower Sutra.

O Canada! Canadians turn skin cells into stem cells without using viruses. How do you like that socialized health care system now, haters? (lol idek, I'm out of my mind today, go with it.)

I only know about this because Dan Byrd is in it: "Easy A", an adaptation of The Scarlet Letter in which the main character is a high schooler who gets targeted by a rumor that she's slutty... I don't even know what to think besides "that's a bit of a stretch." I can think of exactly one adaptation of classic literature-to-teen film that I love, and that's Ten Things I Hate About You. I'm going to keep an eye on it while it's in production, but... iffy about it from the initial summary.

Side note: So far for pairing name portmanteaus, I've seen SpCoy and McSpock. Okay, so I'm the only one I know of who's used McSpock, but I think it's better than SpCoy. y/n?

Yaaaay, I'm down to 92 tabs. Finally. After like three hours. My Delicious account just got fed like crazy, heh. Bed very soon, I think, I'm crazy tired for some reason.

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femmealunettes: (bookworm at home : Gabriel)
Ahaha! Oreo came in and started poking her nose around my room, and maybe a minute later Butcher POUNCED and she freaked out and hissed and, oh man, he just wants to play but it's so hilarious how bitchy she is. Mom told me that this morning Butcher caught a bird and it was still alive when he trotted up to her. She put it up int a tree in our front yard and he just circled the trunk for a while. My kitty is a predator after all D:

Lifted from [livejournal.com profile] saena17:
Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.
1. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
2. Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson
3. Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli
4. Weetzie Bat/Dangerous Angels, Francesca Lia Block
5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
6. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
7. The Books of Great Alta, Jane Yolen
8. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
9. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppard
10. The End of the Game, Sheri Tepper
11. Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk
12. Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Dianna Wynne Jones
13. So You Want to be a Wizard/Young Wizards, Diane Duane
14. The Wounded Sky, Diane Duane
15. American Gods, Neil Gaiman

Diane Duane makes the list twice, yes. If you recognize these books, they're heavily bent toward sci-fi and fantasy; the young adult lit at the beginning are books I had to read at school that still impact me now. I've read everything on this list, oh, at least three times, except Stranger in a Strange Land, I've only made it through that one twice.

You might laugh at me for this, but a lot of these books helped to shape my world view and my own approach toward writing. This might explain why I can't deal with the real world.


Now, a few links.
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock adds the unpredictability back into roshambo. You know you have a favorite to throw (not telling what mine is!), and when you play against certain people enough times, well, you get to know what's going to happen. Lizard and Spock put a whole new set of win/lose scenarios into the game! (I am apparently way out of the loop on this since I don't watch Big Bang Theory... but it's still linkworthy.)

Spock vs Spock: Matching up Nimoy and Quinto to astounding results. A little bit of Photoshop to do nothing more than bring the planets actors into alignment, and it's kind of eerie how much ZQ and LN match up just on facial features. Zach's eyes are so big in comparison! The merged image is... I can't believe people can't see that it's two different people, but. Still.

Canada's Governor General om nom noms a slice of raw seal heart. "Tastes like sushi," she says. She gutted the seal herself. :o That's kind of badass, on the one hand. On the other hand... no, you know what, I'm siding with the Inuit on this one. It's not like they're the ones overhunting seals. Animal welfare activists should maybe pay more attention to the institutionalized cruelty toward animals raised for food than whether or not Michaëlle Jean wants to nibble on seal sushi.

Down to 58 tabs now! \o/

oo, very sneaky

  • May. 20th, 2009 at 11:16 PM
femmealunettes: (danced. it. out. : Zach)
Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] elessar:

Computer Spying Meme;
- Comment with a request to see absolutely anything on my computer. my desktop, my documents, my bookmarks, my inbox, secret stash of pornography, latest works in progress... whatever you're curious about.
- I will respond with a screenshot.



There should be a few new people around here from the STKM friending meme... hello, new people! Please, feel free to introduce yourselves and/or jump right into the prying meme, lol.

Now! I know I have mentioned my problem with Too Many Firefox Tabs. Today, I broke the three-digit mark. That's right, I have over 100 tabs open right now. Aside from proving that my computer is a badass, this means I seriously need to link some of these things so I can close them already. Sooo, in no particular order:

Color theory and Star Trek XI. This is... kind of BS, but kind of interesting too. xD And, hello, pretty shiny COLORFUL pictures. (Yes, I am a toddler, secretly.)

You ever want to see the bridge crew of the Enterprise dropping f-bombs? Because 100+ tabs + YouTube = bad things, I haven't been able to watch these yet, but they're apparently hilarious. And ZQ doesn't swear? What a proper young man. xD

A nin-year-old boy organizes an equal rights rally. Well, with help from adults, but holy crap guys. This is the next generation. Kids are unbiased and honest enough to realize, like Ethan said: "'Everybody is different in a good way." My heart, it grew three sizes.

Eight-year-old is being allowed to express gender rather than sex... and got kicked out of Catholic school, not a shocker. This kid is so fantastically lucky to have parents who respect her choices and how she understands herself. In my Human Sexuality class, we did a lot of work on gender vs. sex and how being forced into social roles based on sex can fuck up kids who are certain that they're in the wrong bodies... I really want to hear about this girl when she's grown up.

Here's a quote from the article: “One night, she said ‘Every night when I go to bed, I pray my inside will match my outside. But it never happens.'" What a loving mother. I'm amazed.

Eddie Izzard about Star Trek: And there was Uhura, and she had fingers; it was always different fingers. “Captain, it’s Starfleet Command on finger three.” (swiveling around in chair and switching fingers) “It’s the Klingons on finger two, Captain. It’s your Mom on finger four.” xD

The Star Trek Movie Recognition Guide. It's a flow chart! :D And it's totally spot-on, lol.

Star Trek XI is actually an allegory for twinks vs. bears in the gay community... or not, but this is lolsome anyhow!

...and after some savage pruning, I am down to... 66 tabs. -_- Well. It's better than 115.

Later, there will be some pictures, but to wrap THIS entry up, have this:

been thinkin' a lot today

  • May. 7th, 2009 at 4:24 PM
femmealunettes: (ex astris scientia : Kirk+Spock)
I really haven't made a post of any substance in a while, have I? I've been kind of mindless lately. I haven't even been commenting/bookmarking awesome fic, they're all stuck in my tabs waiting for me to be able to brain again.

Oh. It's only been a week. Still, that's a long time for me to not blather about my life! So here we go.

Tuesday I had my final exam for World Religions. I'm pretty sure I did okay... not nearly as awesome as on the midterm. I was about 3/5 through my final essay when I realized I had totally forgotten one of the five pillars of Islam. So there's not much of a way I can get more than an 80 on that section, so even if I ace everything else (and I know I didn't) I can't get higher than a 95... I'm anticipating high 80s, honestly. :/ Oh well.

I miss Heroes a lot less than I thought I would, probably because I have about a zillion other shows I've downloaded to fill Monday nights. I just caught up on Fringe (like ten minutes ago, literally just) and, oh my god. I actually am way more excited about the Fringe finale than I was about the Heroes finale. omgWalter ;_; I anticipate a summer marathon, perhaps making my mom watch it with me.

This morning I made a kick-ass apple cake. :3 The recipe isn't online, but I can type it up if anyone wants it. After that was done, my dad let me know that Butcher had thoughtfully left me a present in the garage... a robin with its head barely hanging onto its body. *gag* For some reason, I thought it would be a pigeon and it was so much worse when it was a robin! Poor little harbinger of spring. Now the vicious hunter is curled innocently with his head on my pillow. I know the truth about what lies in his murderous heart... I knew I should have named him Gabriel. >.>

I have a very, very part-time job now. It's more like volunteering with a bonus, I'm going to be spending a couple of afternoons each week with a lady with Alzheimer's, taking her out when it's nice and sitting and talking to her and generally being social, because her daughter only gets in to see her once a month. $50 a month for being a kind person isn't a half-bad deal, and it's not like I need a whole lot of money... I mean, I know I need a real job, but. You know. Bleh, employment. (ahahaha this is why I fail at life)

Writing has been so laborious lately, it makes me want to cry. I'm still only halfway to the required word count on my exchange fic and it's going to go at least twice that long if I'm going to do it properly. And I am going to do it properly, because you can tell when someone goes half-assed on a fic that's meant for you. >.> I just hope she'll like it. But I need to finish it before I worry too much about that. -_-;; I've also barely been able to RP. I just... suck at Vortex, everyone else is doing five threads at once and keeping up with them and I can't even figure out what the hell the one character I'm actually playing right now is doing. *facepalm*

I COULD see Star Trek tonight, but Mom decided we're going to see it tomorrow afternoon. Like, lunch and a movie. That's cool too, but... *WHINE* I WANT NAO PLZ.

I have two Dreamwidth journals now. There's speccygeekgrrl for fannish stuff, and dani for real-life stuff. I like the layout for the personal one. :3

This is cool: May 15 is Blog Like It Isn't You Day. I don't yet know who I'll be blogging AS, but it won't be me, lol.

Now some fun links:

The Espresso Book Machine can print and bind any of 500,000 books in five minutes. This is going to be brilliant for those people who sit around cafes with books to look interesting. xD

Ah, the drug debate. Portugal decriminalized drugs and it was a damn good idea, actually. One of the many aspects to the plan:
The argument was that the fear of prison drives addicts underground and that incarceration is more expensive than treatment — so why not give drug addicts health services instead? Under Portugal's new regime, people found guilty of possessing small amounts of drugs are sent to a panel consisting of a psychologist, social worker and legal adviser for appropriate treatment (which may be refused without criminal punishment), instead of jail.


Did you ever look at a penis and think "huh, how funny-looking?" There's an evolutionary rationale to the shape of the human penis. Best line from the article: I once spent a summer with a 450-pound silverback gorilla that was hung like a wasp (great guy, though) and baby-sat a lascivious young orangutan that liked to insert his penis in just about anything with a hole, which unfortunately one day included my ear. NICE. xD

Bordeaux is a nifty little film made by Zach Quinto's production company. There isn't any actual video footage, it's made of OVER 9000 still images, and it will make you giggle, I promise. :D

Okay, FINALLY, I swear this is the end and it's kind of lame:

Would anyone be interested in buying the first two seasons of Coupling from me? They're in perfect condition... actually, the plastic wrap is still on the cases. I just never got to watching them. Amazon has them on sale for $41, would anyone pay $35 for them? >.> Okay, I'll stop using my LJ as a sales pitch and get back to laundry now. ♥

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Bennet-style asskicking

  • Apr. 24th, 2009 at 12:01 AM
femmealunettes: (<.< what the fuck. : Nathan)
Today, I had a dream.... only thing to do is jump over the moon! )

So that was pretty awesome! Now, some things I've meant to share for a while...

Name the Heroes characters based on actor and power! I finished it in 3:30. :D And it took me 20 of those seconds because Candice is spelled with an I and not an E like my brother's ex Candace. Fuckers.

Amazonfail exposes the importance of metadata to the internet today. I swear that's the last I post about Amazonfail.

Want to know about the torture memos, but don't have the patience to slog through the text? Here's a song using language directly from the memos! This is how all disgusting political secrets should be revealed: with a pop hook and a singalong chorus. xD

Jesus doesn't like condoms. Seriously, look at his face.

A better tracking device than Molly Walker... oh my god the expressions in the last two panels xD

Art Deco keyboard! Looks awesome, completely not ergonomically approved!

PLEASE WATCH THIS. It is short, and 100% safe for work. xD



So much for motherfuckin' snakes on a motherfuckin' plane...

And finally, please click my pets. I just got a noble Nagi egg, I really want her to hatch quickly. :3

can't remember the question

  • Apr. 19th, 2009 at 1:25 PM
femmealunettes: (comics detected captain : Spock)
» cheer up, sunshine - my thread

I know it seems like I say this every other day, but... Rachael's back in the hospital with crazy pain. She got taken to Syracuse at 6 in the morning; she was just getting an ultrasound at 12:30, according to my dad. *facepalm* I know she's always okay... I'm just scared that "always" isn't going to last forever. :/


I'm actually going to buy Playboy for the articles... ZQ is in this month's issue. I'm still mad about missing the GQ with him and NPH, so. >.>

The best way to save your failing TV shows is to get your friends to watch it online. I can't believe that the Nielsen boxes are still determining ratings. You'd think with digital cable, at least, they'd be able to have a broader and still accurate sample... But yeah, pimp shit out on Hulu instead of telling your peeps to watch it on air.

I know it's embarrassing for us all to admit, but... I have no fucking idea what's going on when the economy is being discussed. The first comment on this Feministing entry is getting many kudos for linking to helpful episodes of This American Life, so I'm going to check it out... and there it is, for anyone else who wants to check it out.

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