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26 January 2009 @ 09:02 pm

So, I had an inservice day today. And I told myself that I would try to have the perfect day - a day where I made no mistakes and did everything I was supposed to, even if it wasn't fun, because I would feel accomplished.

Like, for example-- I posted today. I ran for twenty minutes. I got a chapter on HPFF validated. I did my laundry. I studied.

I do not feel accomplished. I feel so unaccomplished that it pisses me off.

So, I have to wonder -- what is a perfect day?
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xtra_vagant
06 January 2009 @ 08:48 pm
I have a pretty short attention span, seriously. I'm supposed to be studying, but, mer. I'll do it later.

As you can tell, I love lists. And I loooove lists about boys.



James Marsden - 10
Damn, this list was really hard, especially putting James Marsden on the bottom of the top 10. But considering just how many guys I cut out... Anyway-- I have always seen the appeal of James Marsden in his hair and his eyes and his body, and one of the only reasons that he isn't higher on the list is, unfortunately, his nose. Call me nitpicky (which I am) but it irks me. However, the stubble in X-Men (2??) was hot. Incredibly so. And if he still had it, I would bump him up some.












Ed Westwick - 9
Oh, Gossip Girl. One of the reasons that I just adore it so much is how hot the guys are. Especially in the later episodes-- when Chuck has been going through an ordeal, to say the least-- he has gotten scruffier and so much cuter, Yummy. Add on his natural British accent (heard in The Dark Night for like one line) and he is hot =D



Tom Welling - 8
Mmmmmmm Smallville you have done damn good for yourself. There are so many things right about Tom Welling it is really hard to name-- I love his name, which is an initial turn-on, his voice, his lovely lovely lovely hair (I have a big hair fetish) and top it off with those abs and it's hard not to resist. While it's a shame that I never watched those Smallville DVDs I got for Christmas two years ago... he will live on, man.


Paolo Nutini - 7
I know that I will get a lot of disagreeing on this, but, c'mon, look at Paolo. With him being very, very Italian (mmm) and having that perfect hair/eyes/face/body, it was hard not to put him on the list. Oh, and his voice. TOTALLY WAS ON JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB AND SCRUBS. Hahaha :D



Orlando Bloom - 6
HOW COULD YOU NOT PUT THIS LOVELY MAN ON ANYONE'S LIST. Look at him look at him look at him. His hair, his accent, his remarkable knack of being absolutely terrible at acting... I just love it all. And him being a pirate and working all hard-- yeah, work hard, Orlando. Work damn hard because mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,


Joaquin Phoenix - 5
His eyes are what get me, but I do love his singing and his absolutely flawless face. I actually don't know what to say anymore about these hot guys because they are all so, so, so good, and mmmmmmgh. And, like, his lips, and everything-- yummy.



Heath Ledger - 4
RIP, Heath. Your gorgeousness and briliant acting (The Dark Knight was so good and it was basically carried on his shoulders) will be so, so missed. Your accent-- and that hair,  black or blonde or Brokeback-- very good. A++.


Christian Coulson - 3
OK, I have to take a shower, but let me just say this man is the only reason I watch Chamber of Secrets anymore.


Shane West - 2
Love A Walk to Remember, love his jaw, love his stubble, love his hair, love his deep voice, I just love it all. (you can see I'm slowly going downhill on talking)


Sean Faris - 1
I don't even know if this guy was in anything, but he is so perfect.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:


Danny Masterson
HIS SCRUFFINESS WILL NEVER BE MATCHED.


Tom Felton
Yum Harry Potter


Chace Crawford
It's only 'cos I don't like blondes much that he wasn't in the top 10. He is modelesque.


Ted Danson
Yummy yummy yummy -- he got old unfortunately, but he is so yummy with his jaw. Yum.


Leo Decaprio
Sir, you have a funny voice in Romeo and Juliet, but the fact is your attractiveness makes it impossible to care.


John Krasinski
Funny and I just love him.


I know people might disagree with me, but I don't care much :P


 
 
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xtra_vagant
07 December 2008 @ 09:24 pm
Remember when I posted that South Park sucks because it tried to make abuse funny, and then said that Family Guy was a better show because it never pulled that crap?

Well, apparently this week's episode ruins that.

Family Guy, in all honestly, has been going down down down since two seasons ago. Now they're making shots at conservatives every freakin' episode as well as Catholics? What the hell?
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21 November 2008 @ 05:25 pm
Oh, what the hell.

Even though I do hate Twilight, I really want to see the movie. :p
 
 
 
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Edwad Anthony Masen Cullen Idiot Renesmee Bella Stars Topaz Melting Pattison.

See, I have read the books. Case in point RIGHT. THERE.

If anyone attacks me, please, be logical. A 'pretty face' does not mean... anything... in determining character.

On we go.

NUMBER ONE- The array of characters in Twilight cater to Stephenie Meyer's fantasies. However, this does not make good writing, and it definitely shows.

The most prominent example, I believe, is in Eclipse, when Jacob and Edward are talking about their love for Bella and she is 'half asleep'. Now, call me critical, but this entire scene I could not believe because it was so ridiculous. Even going past the convenience of Bella being "half asleep" I have seriously read everything those two said in a Q&A with Stephenie Meyer. I am assuming that she loved what she was saying and thought the idea was so romantic that she just shoved it into her book.

Past that, I will give you concrete examples of the ridiculous dialogue that goes on in Twilight books:

"I thought I'd explained it clearly before. Bella, I can't live in a world where you don't exist." - New Moon, page 509.
" No! This is about my soul, isn't it? Carlisle told me about that, and I don't care, Edward, I don't care! You can have my soul. I don't want it without you- it's yours already!" - New Moon, page 69.

NUMBER TWO- The numerous references and comparisons to the two books Wuthering Heights and Romeo + Juliet... actually, doesn't she reference Jane Austen, as well?

Admittedly, I am not one that really likes 1800 books. They drag and are too complicated at points. I have never read either of these books. However, I do have a basic knowledge of both - I have researched Wuthering Heights, out of curiosity, and I have watched Romeo and Juliet.

I do think it's funny that Romeo and Juliet is referenced so damn much. This story is only like Romeo and Juliet in ONE WAY: They fall in love within ten scenes. No joke.
- I hate you,
- Let's talk for the first time
- Blood testing
- Seattle?
- OH YOU BITCH YOU RAPED MY CHICK IN YOU MIND YOU PERV.
- We're in love now and playing question games.
- Meadow.
- Meetin' the Cullens.
- EFF WE'RE GONNA DIE.
- Oh, wait, we're in love now. That's cool.
And then in New Moon Bella becomes COMATOSE? Are you kidding me? Some people get married for years on years and then divorce, how do you think they feel? They sure as hell aren't comatose.

As for Wuthering Heights, from what I saw it was a particularly disgusting novel to read about. It was falling in love, the girl dying, and then Heathcliff ruining the lives around everyone in revenge. Yeah, that's a good premise.

NUMBER THREE- You have to stick to your guns, Meyer.

I did research a little on the whole succubus thing in Breaking Dawn and how Edward could possibly impregnate Bella. There is a lot of detail into this (basically the succubus needs to have sex in order to get sperm, idk, if anyone seriously has a grievance about this I'll look it up) and in Breaking Dawn, Bella says that while she was researching Vampires she ran across Succubus.

No she didn't. I looked. She found Carlisle, and she found vampires. But she did not find the succubus, and Meyer, don't lie to someone who has all of the books. C'mon.

NUMBER FOUR- Edward's appearance really does piss me off.
I won't get into it much because I'm getting tired, but here's a list by some really sweet chick online:


Number of Pages in the Book: 498
The First Hint of a Plot that Is Not Bella and Edward's Romance: page 328
When the Plot Actually Arrives: page 372

Boys that Totally Love Bella (Including Edward Cullen): 5

Approximate Amount of Time Bella and Edward are Romantically Involved Before Bella Is Begging Edward to Turn Her into a Vampire so They Can Be Together Forever: Like, two weeks. Maybe three. The timeline's a bit fuzzy.

References to Edward's Beauty: 165

Broken Down into the following categories -
  • Face: 24 (Favorite adjectives: glorious, heavenly, seraphic)
  • Voice: 20 (The voice of an archangel, donchaknow.)
  • Eyes: 17
  • Movement: 11
  • Smile: 10
  • Teeth: 8
  • Muscles: 7
  • Skin: 7 (Note: This only contains accounts of Edward's skin being beautiful. I didn't count references to it as "pale," "cold," or "white." If I had, this number would be about ten times larger.)
  • Iron Strength or Limbs: 5
  • Breath: 4 (EVEN HIS BREATH IS AMAZING.)
  • Scent: 4
  • Laughter: 3
  • Handwriting: 2
  • Chest: 2
  • Driving Skills: 1

The Number of Times...
  • Bella Is Clumsy or Makes a Reference to Her Clumsiness: 26
  • Bella Sneers at Forks or Its Inhabitants: 22
  • Bella is "Dazzled" or Rendered Speechless by Edward's Beauty or Touch: 17
  • Edward Tells Bella to Stay Away from Him While Completely Contradicting Himself with His Behavior: 16
  • Bella is Utterly Desolate at Edward's Absence: 12
  • Edward and Bella Kiss: 8
    • Bella's Hormones Get the Better of Her and She Attacks Edward, Almost Causing Him to Eat Her: 2 (She's not even allowed to kiss him back! Where's the fun in that?)
    • Edward's Kiss Makes Bella Faint: 1
    • Edward's Kiss Makes Bella's Heart Literally Stop: 1
  • Bella Thinks She Isn't Good Enough for Edward: 6
  • Edward Is Referred to As Godlike: 5 (Note: This number might be off, as I didn't start counting until three or four mentions in.)
  • Edward Tells Bella She's Unnatural: 5
  • Edward Sparkles: 3
  • Bella is in Mortal Danger: 3
    • Edward Saves Bella from Mortal Danger: 3
  • Edward Stalks Bella, For Real: 2 (Note: One of these instances involves watching her sleep every night for, like, months.)
  • Bella says "Holy Crow!": 2
  • Bella and Edward Argue About Who Loves the Other Most: 1
  • Edward's Inability to Read Bella's Mind is Explained: 0
If I was attracted to LJ posts, I would jump this one.

NUMBER FIVE- BELLA IS THE WORST.
We have to hear the entire story in Bella's point of view, and that sucks. She is really whiny, selfish, self-centered, and ... ugggh.

NUMBER SIX- The fans.

Let me elaborate: I am referring to those that call themselves Twihards, the ones that have posters and T-shirts and the soundtrack and squeal when they realize the movie was 200 days away when it was (I have to admit, NOW I am excited for the movie). I am referring to those that have fallen passionately in love with a fictional character, those that are obsessed with Meyer's less-than-perfect writing, those that cannot LISTEN TO REASON. Big one there.

I have gotten in arguments about Twilight. I tell the people: "Listen, I do like Twilight somewhat. It's a guilty pleasure. Easy book. But there are so many things wrong." And then I give them a summary of this list. 

And they talk about how sexy he is? What?

NUMBER SEVEN- The books are really badly written.

I'm taking off of examples from others because I am so tired and I don't have time.

In Breaking Dawn, page 67: "He shuddered convulsingly".
(thanks person from Amazon.)

He lay perfectly still in the grass, his shirt open over his sculpted, incandescent chest, his scintillating arms bare.

Stephenie, do you own a Thesaurus?

Yeah. You do.

NUMBER EIGHT: Edward SPARKLES.

Jacob, who has loved Bella, FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER DAUGHTER.

Bella TEASES JACOB REPEATEDLY OVER THE COURSE OF THESE BOOKS.

HE BREAKS THE HEADBOARDS WHILE THEY'RE DOING IT.

SHE GETS PREGNANT.

SHE HAS NO FLAWS.

THE NAME RENESMEE.

THIS BOOK IS JUST SO RIDICULOUS I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I CAN DO ABOUT IT ANYMORE.

Now, you see, I was gonna do 10, but I am getting really tired. It's kind of late, and I haven't even watched Gossip Girl yet.

But, if you people are interested:
http://otahyoni.livejournal.com/130432.html

The best bashing of any book ever.

]---[

This is very random, but has anyone noticed the similarities between WOW and love?

Sex, actually, let me rephrase.

In WoW, you play and you're really into it. You meet some people, and some of them, after one quest, you let go. Some you stay in big groups with. Some you become close with. However, after a while you get bored of the game, and you quit for a while. Your friend/lover goes off and does other quests with other people. Then, after a couple of months, you get really into it again.

TELL ME I'M WRONG.


 
 
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13 November 2008 @ 12:00 am
Worst show on television.

Watching my second episode right now and I swear to God it's the most offensive AND unfunny thing I've ever seen.

There is NOTHING funny about abuse. Even if you try to make it funny, the basics is that it's not funny at all.

At least w/ family guy you don't deal with things this offensive. I know that Family Guy does go into racism, sexism, and a lot of other -isms, but I've never seen them display abuse that way.
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10 November 2008 @ 09:27 pm
What a crap episode.

Cyrus Rose... I mean I kind of remember his name, I think he was in the books... but what an obnoxious voice.

Bart Bass is extremely hot, even if he's kind of old. His gravelly gravel can only be beat by Chuck's.

Blair's mother drama was stupid and boring and I don't care.

Rufus and the Humphreys are still my least favorite characters, though Dan is getting cooler.

Vanessa...??

Nate...?? And Jenny?

What happened, CW? Pay attention before you add more crap.

Serena is an idiot.
Aaron is an idiot.

Kind of... not pleased. Agnes is a crazy bitch. But I do love her name. <3
 
 
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05 November 2008 @ 10:07 pm
Blech.

I really want a boyfriend.
I just don't think it's fair, quite frankly.

I'm not ugly.
Not stupid.
Girly.

What else do I need to do?
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04 November 2008 @ 11:34 pm
Whatever.


I'm writing, at least.
Woo.
 
 
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04 November 2008 @ 06:58 pm
I don't think there'll be a Gossip girl review this week, except for what a lame episode. On everybody's part.





Go McCain.
 
 
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