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We will miss you, RAW.

Just got the news...


Little Tony was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after
another. After the 6th candy bar, a man on the bench across from him said,
"Son, you know eating all that candy isn't good for you. It will give you
acne, rot your teeth, and make you fat."

"Little Tony replied, "My grandfather lived to be 107 years old."

The man asked, "Did your grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a time?"

Little Tony answered, "No, he minded his own fucking business."

"...the universe is the inside without any outside, the sound made by one eye opening. In fact, I don't even know that there is a universe. More likely, there are many multiverses, each with its own dimensions, times, spaces, laws and eccentricities. We wander between and among these multiverses, trying to convince others and ourselves that we can all walk together in a single public universe that we can all share. For to deny that axiom leads to what is called schizophrenia.
Yeah, that's it: every man's skin is his own private multiverse, just like every man's home is supposed to be his castle. But the multiverses are trying to merge, to create a tru e universe such as we have only imagined previously. ...but it has to happen: the creation of a universe and the one great eye opening to see itself at last. Aum Shiva!"


--Robert Anton Wilson, January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007
the english language is dead

shamelessly ripped off from dumbbooks

I like books. Here are the current top 46 books from Bold the books you have read. Italicise the books you might read. Leave the rest. Pass it on:

1. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
2. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams

4. The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald Keep meaning to...
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
7. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6) - J.K. Rowling

9. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
10. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
11. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
12. The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
13. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
14. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
15. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
16. 1984 - George Orwell
17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) - J.K. Rowling

18. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
19. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
20. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
21. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
22. Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
23. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
24. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
25. Neuromancer - William Gibson

26. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson Everyone tells me I'll love it.
27. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
28. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte Started it and UGH. Waaaay too over the top.
30. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
31. American Gods - Neil Gaiman

32. Ender's Game (The Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card
33. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Once again...what we SHOULD have read in cyberpunk class rather than the horrifically boring Neuromancer.
34. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
35. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

36. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
37. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
38. The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien I have tried. Multiple times.
39. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
40. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
41. Atonement - Ian McEwan
42. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
43. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
44. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
45. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

46. Dune - Frank Herbert

ALSO. I got an iPod shuffle today *dances* and thus have completed my collection of Tiny Things Made By Apple.
bible slash!

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Whoa. the LJ text thing really DOES work. Everyone should text me constantly and be a big pain in my ass.

For those in the know, did Raven have a boy or a girl? (I have a totally non-sinister reason for asking. Anti-sinister, even.)
books = good

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“pockettheroach: Hello, LiveJournal. Um, I'm with lionessvalenti, say hi--

lionessvalenti: Hello!

pockettheroach: It's, um, what, five-thirty in the morning? We have been sitting on the street in Cincinnati since three AM in line for tickets to see Wicked.

lionessvalenti: Yay!

pockettheroach: Go to, you can probably find pictures of us, we're probably going to be on several morning news shows in the area...

lionessvalenti: *Insane, frostbitten cackle*

pockettheroach: Um...yeah! So it's been fun, we're freezing our asses off...

lionessvalenti: Yes.

pockettheroach's damn cold, this had better be a good show and we had better get good seats. So everyone have a wonderful, lovely morning in your warm toasty homes. Would you like to say anything else?

lionessvalenti: I'm cold.

pockettheroach: Yeah, that's about it.”

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Should I start tagging my journal? Or am I just feeling the peer pressure 'cuz everybody's doing it?

viledeacon got scarfed today! Yes, I ate him whole. Just kidding. Here is a silly picture of me with his scarf, which yes I knitted thankyouverymuch:

So now he can be warm, yay.

I've turned into a fulltime crafty mofo, and I got a Blogger account to yak about it. I'm really not sure how I feel about this. Every time I go over there, I hear this little voice going "You're being unfaithful to LJ..." Maybe I'll just make myself a little community over here so I can post about crafts without logging in and out OR feeling guilty. Which is silly, yes. But I've been with LJ for a long long time...

And...a NEW WIP! Yes, get excited! Read it here: Hello, Hogwarts! And don't yell at me after you get there. It's HP fic, I SWEAR. It really is.
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Also, if anyone so cares, I've set up an RSS feed of my LibraryThing reviews at pocket_books. I review a LOT. Plus a lot of older books, not just new stuff. (I think my last review was for Moll Flanders.) So there's that, if you're interested.