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Browncoat Bar and Grill- Shirtless and Sunny

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 4:20 PM

STINKINGROSE


Okay:

chocolate bunnies would probably produce little chocolate eggs.

Rabbits eat a special poo they make at night and are therefore "coprophages" (eater of poop).

Therefore chocolate rabbits are "cocophages".
Get it?



I'll just go back to whatever it was I was doing before the pun fairy barfed on my shoes.

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Friday, April 9, 2010 9:59 AM

NVGHOSTRIDER


MSA here

Angl Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! HUGS!!!

Awwwww Navy no nasty slate sugar for you?

Hugs Avery sorry week at parents and weeks at home with baby make for no comp time

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-Loretta Lynn
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-Will Sasso as Steven Segal, MadTV

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Friday, April 9, 2010 10:22 AM

SPACEANJL


It's bad that I got the poo pun, isn't it?

'Ello, anyway. I'm just cruising through quickly. I do still have a stash of creme eggs and can bounce off all my walls and the ceiling with the concomitant sugar high.

Weather is starting to improve here in Blighty, finally.

And - joy. It's mouse season. Last night, I was just going to bed when I heard that...Special Yowling.

After quarter of a hour's fruitless pursuit, I gave up and went to bed. So this morning, picture one 'AnJL picking up every single shoe at arms length and shaking it nervously...

The joy of pussy cats.

Hopefully, I might come and lurk some more. I've missed this comm. It's such a friendly place.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010 2:47 PM

FREELANCERTEX


*Saturday evening bump*

I'm a fan of the caramel eggs myself.

mmmmm mice. We had mice in our old house, but we didn't have cats, so all we heard was the scrabbling and gnawing in the ceilings and walls. :P At least the cats take care of the mice though, right? I've learned traps don't always work, lol.


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Saturday, April 10, 2010 7:29 PM

NVGHOSTRIDER


MSA here.. HUGS and HUGS Anjl lovely to have you here even for a bit. How goes the writing?

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The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
-Loretta Lynn
Smarts are the brains that make America think.
-Will Sasso as Steven Segal, MadTV

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Monday, April 12, 2010 8:56 AM

NAVYSEILS


I found myself some creme eggs eventually. It was good. I'm still sad that there's not the usual big clearance sections for me to browse through.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12:50 AM

STINKINGROSE


Tuesday morning eggless bump.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 2:20 AM

KELKHIL


Quote:

Originally posted by stinkingrose:
Tuesday morning eggless bump.



(Throws some eggs at SR)

There, now your Tuesday is no longer eggless!!!

(doubleBump)

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:03 AM

AVERYFINECOMPANION


Ohhhh Egg throwing....

Have another temp job. It's only for a week.

Nothing else to update.


I too have no Easter eggs but thats only because the filling is gross icky stuffs.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12:30 PM

STINKINGROSE


Cadbury mini eggs. Solid through and through. Doctroid was willing to break his dietary regime for one eensy weensy baglet of them, because the universe might implode if he didn't help reduce the volume in circulation.

The molecules have been safely disassembled and reintegrated into his personal matrix.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:39 PM

NVGHOSTRIDER


MSA here...yay evil looming taxes complete and refund is on the horizon:)

HUGS glad of the creme egss Navy:)

Rosie of course you have eggs...unless the hens stopped laying that is

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The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
-Loretta Lynn
Smarts are the brains that make America think.
-Will Sasso as Steven Segal, MadTV

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 2:03 PM

STINKINGROSE


Um... about the hens...

They fed foxes, weasels, a very fat red tailed hawk, and basically everything around but us last fall.

No chickens, no eggs.

Poor poor chickies.

I'm probably taking a year or two off from the henhouse to strategify on recreating the poultry gulag from Chicken Run (sans dogs), but with a protective lid on it somehow...(NONE SHALL PASS!).

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 3:43 AM

KELKHIL


Sup peeps? The week is almost over (thank god) and the weather has been awesome in this part of the verse. How 'bout y'all?

(sets out a -1.11C Dew and some M&M Ice Cream Sammiches)

(places a sign above them)
Reads:
Not a Trap

seems rather quiet round here lately. Not that I have been posting much either.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:13 PM

NAVYSEILS


The weather has been pretty good here too. About two weeks ago it was snowing, since then it's been sunshine and warmth just about every day. I didn't get nearly enough college work done, but it's my easter break, I was busy with chocolate and sleeping all day. I think Ican be excused this time.

*steals a Dew from the non-trap*

*flees*

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Friday, April 16, 2010 3:47 AM

KELKHIL


(Checks the Not Trap and sees a Navy caught within)

(pokes Navy with a stick and laughs)

Muhahahahaha!


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Friday, April 16, 2010 7:02 AM

NVGHOSTRIDER


MSA her... sorry I've been off track and being mommy full time which rocks

ooh sounds lovely Navy we're just starting to get warm here

Aw that sucks Rosie HUGS

HUGS Kelkhil

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The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
-Loretta Lynn
Smarts are the brains that make America think.
-Will Sasso as Steven Segal, MadTV

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 11:30 PM

GEE


Hey all,

not dead just resting...

V busy, don't see it changing soon, hope the 'verse is treating you ok.

Gee

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 3:22 PM

STINKINGROSE


Shuffled off to Buffalo! Just got back from a whirlwind birthday trip. G'ma is 92!

Mom flew in from Seattle for it, and she'll be in town this week plus the weekend. Yayz!!

Boychild got sick an hour outside of town on the way there ("I feel tingly all over"), then was better by this morning. It was a hit-hard-n-fast fever with teeth chattering chills. No other symptoms.
Weird.

Back to work tomorrow.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:18 PM

NAVYSEILS


92, good going G'ma. I hope I'm still around and able to have parties at 92.

I, surprisingly, woke up very early today despite going to bed at 2am and not getting to sleep for some time after that. I feel awake and everything, I don't understand it, but I shall not question it too much. Here's hoping I don't crash out in the middle of college. Happy Monday y'all. (you're twisting my melon, man)

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Monday, April 19, 2010 8:26 AM

GEE


'You talk so hip man, your twisting my melon man.'

Or something like that... long day and my brain is failing, 92 is pretty good going, sounds like a fun get together.

Sleep now...

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Monday, April 19, 2010 9:26 AM

MSA


HUGS NAvy... sleep more ok

Oooh Rosie mine Grandma's 96 we should get them together:0

OK back at work after 5 weeks off...SUCKS!! Miss the baby and NV tons.
Must win lottery

AHEM( using teacher voice) I need everyone to keep their hands off their melons

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 10:34 AM

AVERYFINECOMPANION


O_o ....I think I missed something.

Hi-lo all!! Its been a few days! Today is my last day of classes for a couple weeks! Yay!

How is everyone else?

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Monday, April 19, 2010 8:03 PM

GEE


'Call the cops'

*stands up*

*pulls guitar out of thin air*

*starts to play Step On by Happy Mondays*

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 7:55 AM

MSA


oooh free concert YAY

HUGS Avery that's great what will you do with your newfound free time??




To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:19 AM

GEE


te he

I was at my folks place at the weekend and managed to pick up a guitar for the first time in months, happy gee insued.

Glad you have some free time Avery, quite frankly, jealous, will have to kick on with some maths in a moment.

*dances a little jig*

*taps out quick drum solo*

I'm off to squeeze in a little writing before some maths, assignments coming!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:25 AM

NAVYSEILS


Gold star to Gee. I was indeed talking about 'Step On'. *applauds Geetar*

I am also jealous of Avery and the time off. I'm just back after two weeks off, I'd very much like a bit more.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:47 AM

MSA


Oh so totally agree with you Navy...why can't people pay us to just do stuff we like??

ooh sounds fun Gee:) Happy maths:)

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:31 AM

GEE


Hey MsA,

happy maths indeed, with out wanting to seem like a big head, I've just followed up my first assignment score of 96% with a 95% in the second.

Now if only I wasn't so damn behind but hey ho, turns out that the two weeks I'm behind is pretty much all matrices, which I did in great deal last year on the pure maths course so I may just make this one.

The better news, is that it appears that the new nasal spray for my allergies had drastically improved the quality of my night's sleep and so I've gone from being some kind of zombified, grumpy miserable git to feeling relatively human. Just need to catch up on five weeks worth of rotten sleep!

*magics up a round of drinks for everyone*

You know, I stumbled on a great blog about an amazing steam punk modded house, it was truly beautiful, maybe if I could find the link we could encourage a visit by our favourite feline ninja?

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:34 AM

SPACEANJL


Was that the Neverwas Haul?

I've been off in a world of steampunk and gaslamp fantasy, and general crazed scribbling. It may turn out to be a Proper Book.

Still fanficcing elsewhere - I don't get paid except in compliments, as yet, but it sure as hell beats working in a cubicle. Or with cheese.

Just pre-ordered my UK copy of 'Reclaiming the Blade' and am horribly over-excited. Have perpetrated 'coatish weirdness and dragged a couple more folk into the 'verse, so am well pleased with that, too.

Coming back to this fandom is like coming home.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:54 AM

FREELANCERTEX


Wow, nice work on the assignment scores, Gee.

Quote:

Originally posted by MsA: why can't people pay us to just do stuff we like??
That sentiment is much seconded. I'd love to be paid to do what I like doing.

Anjl: what's Reclaiming the Blade? It looks like a documentaryish type thing. Is that a semi-accurate guess? Looks different *watched trailer*. Different is good.


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Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:14 AM

MSA


HUGS Anjl... see where's our writers guild??? and the people who will pay us vast sums for writing...sigh

ok back to work....so many things to do so very little time

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:11 AM

GEE


Hey all,

The blog I found was here http://steampunkworkshop.com/visit-steampunked-home via http://twitter.com/RockLoveJewelry whom I might be visiting soon for something to wear round my neck since I've been naked up there since my silver chain broke and it don't feel right!

Long days but productive, I seem to have suddenly developed importance at work and am getting dragged into meetings and asked for my opinion, which nice but not helping me get things done!

Slowly catching up with maths so think I might make the next deadline (I can probably get it stretched if I ask nicely)

I've actually got back to some writing myself Anjil, I have the longest drawn out writing of Vampire novel going, which I just want to finish so I can start fiddling with it, written in three sections but only finsihed first two sections and the second needs a heavy re-write! Also awaiting the results of writing comp I entered, not got my hopes up too much or anything but would be nice to know if I made the short list or not and won't know till the end of May and I'm shite at waiting!

Anyway, must crack on, want to get a few words out before bed time

*magics up drinks for all, including enough Dews for those that want them*

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:44 AM

SPACEANJL


Hey MsA - Working on the sums...not vast, but this year, I aim to get an agent. And something actually finished. One of the ideas I had for an FF fic might actually transpose nicely to a proper book.

FLT - doesn't it look like fun? I'm going through a bad sword obsession at the moment, and writing something with LARP in it as an excuse.

*waves to Gee* I like classic fang-fic, myself, I just worry about this bit-chick-lit everywhere. An awful lot of Sue-age abounds, especially in the published stuff. Love the steampunk stuff - someone has nicked my copy of 'The Difference Engine', I've just discovered.

edit: was that the CWA Dagger you entered? I missed the deadline this year. But I was looking at the Waterstones thing.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:59 PM

NAVYSEILS


That steampunk house was full of very pretty things. I'm not even all that into steampunk, don't really know what it's all about, but it sure looks nice. Good find.

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Friday, April 23, 2010 4:51 AM

KELKHIL


(sets up some Irish Car Bombs)
(sets up a Dirty Martini and a jar of Olives)


Well my lack of free time and hard work has seemed to pay off! Got a promotion today. W00t!

Still in the same office but a big raise, company vehicle and not being directly associated with the Blue Falcon anymore!!! WIN!!!

Drinks are on the house!

(dances a jig)

(leaves a -1.1 Dew and some M&M Ice Cream Sammiches in the shadows)

(Leaves another Dew for that sneaky Navy)


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Friday, April 23, 2010 6:34 AM

NICODEMUS


*commandeers one of the sammiches from the darkest corner, leaving only a business card emblazoned with a stylized I*

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Friday, April 23, 2010 6:58 AM

NVGHOSTRIDER


MSA here- Steampunk looks cool, but I'm not sure of it's origin

Oh good luck with the agent Anjl

awesome link Gee







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The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
-Loretta Lynn
Smarts are the brains that make America think.
-Will Sasso as Steven Segal, MadTV

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Friday, April 23, 2010 8:33 AM

NAVYSEILS


Congrats on the promotion Barkeep.

*steals... wait, it's not stealing if they left one for me. Boo.*

*flees anyway*

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Friday, April 23, 2010 10:18 AM

GEE


Yay for promotion for barkeep, sadly extra work and less social time is just leading to extra work for me, even if I am all of a sudden having meetings with very important people all of a sudden who want to ask for my opinion (I'd like the jammy dodger please!)

Also, yay for the links working, I really do like a lot of the Rock Love jewellry, if only I had more money to treat other half and myself!

As to your question Anjl, good grief no! The CWA Dagger is for published books, at least that's what I believe and sadly my poor little novel still hasn't made it through first draft yet alone be in a fit state to show people other than good friends. I entered the Bristol short story prize, and thoroughly enjoyed the change of pace in writing style and it was nice to finish something again!

As for Vampire books, read a lot, mostly avoided the bit-chick-lit although you have to dip your toe for context, or at least you do if yours is set relatively in the real world. Read a few Anne Rice and forcing myself into some Twiglight so I can be balanced in my reference (it's just too popular to ignore completely - would be wrong) but some of the Somatov and others have been really good and I always adored Dracula. I'll stop now, I'm far from being an expert but have read/watched more than most.

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Friday, April 23, 2010 4:03 PM

STINKINGROSE


I read through a copy of Stoker's original version. (Special collections at the college library, I was researching for a class project.)
They shot him at the end.
With a regular gun and bullets.
Seriously.

(Okay my eyes were blurring, but I'm pretty sure that's what I read.)

I did not enjoy the read.
I also hated Frankenstein. That was the first time I ever threw a book across the room when I finished it for wasting my time.

I liked Anne Rice better. She pulled you in and you could almost feel the scenery.

Related geographically but not dentally: I read "Yellow Fever" (I think that's the title), set in contemporary New Orleans, heroine is a doctor who is a direct descendant of Marie (Levesque? I am having sooo much trouble with names tonight..), and involves voodoo. It's a good read. A little gritty, a little scary, goes down smooth and fast. I can't remember the author's name, but she's good and it's a series.

Oh, I finally got my "eyeopsy" done. (Biopsy of the eyelid. Boychild quietly listened to me talking about my eye problem to adults and he heard it as "eyeopsy", kids are cute.)

Explaining the bruising:
Mom's suggestion was "bar fight".
Mine was "he missed" (with gesture).

Doctroid offered to wear a cheap tshirt with a pack of cigarettes rolled up in the sleeve if I wanted to go out in public with him so I wouldn't have to explain. (If you're going to get the looks you might as well give 'em a show!) That ensemble is about as "him" as a bicycle wearing a trout in a tutu, in case you were wondering. Or a pig in a jumpsuit and logging chaps. You get the idea.
Not that he doesn't wear Tshirts, but they've usually got humorous physics jokes on them.

All in all I think I might have preferred the bar fight. I'm in the right place.
(Looks around for a likely cohort with whom to incite mayhem.)


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Friday, April 23, 2010 6:57 PM

FREELANCERTEX


Quote:

Originally posted by SpaceAnjl: FLT - doesn't it look like fun? I'm going through a bad sword obsession at the moment, and writing something with LARP in it as an excuse.
-hell yeah, SO much fun! I wish I knew fencing *pouts*

Congrats on the promotion, Kel ^_^

'Eyeopsy,' cute. Like the bar fight story, lol. How is the eye doing, SR?


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Friday, April 23, 2010 9:40 PM

SPACEANJL


Bit early for fighting for me. I just trod on a mouse. Obviously, my cat loves me.

Marie Laveau is the Voodoo Queen. Not a Rice fan myself, prefer Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I thought Lukyanenko had a nice modern twist to the genre. (I'm one of those dreadful people who has actually read all the 'classic' novels, and found most of them turgid. I have to really be in the mood to tackle Dickens or Austen for pleasure, too.)


Gee - Debut Dagger is the one for the unpublished folk, but it is crime/thriller. Hope you have some luck.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010 2:07 AM

STINKINGROSE


Laveau! Dat's der bunny!

I like Pratchett's vampires best.

FLT: The eye is doing fine. Not back to normal, but fine, thanks.
You probably have a fencing group near you, if only your local SCA gang of likeable crazies. That's where I'm learning. (swish, swish..poke.)Be warned,this also generates bruises. Not as many or as spectacular as the ones on the people who wear armor and swing rattan swords at each other, but bruises nonetheless. Fun though!


So we're going fishing today, which is Mom's last half day in town. I have to go schmeer some cream cheese on bagels and pound my coffee.
Then when we get back I've got some bushes that need to get stuck in the ground and looked at sternly, told to grow, and patted on the head.

(Blackcurrants and elderberries.)

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Saturday, April 24, 2010 2:07 AM

STINKINGROSE


My first Double Postie!!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010 2:39 AM

SPACEANJL




I'm more in favour of the Dagorhir approach, myself. Unfortunately, can no longer participate in such jollies. I can however influence others. I've not only inspired LARP in a couple of people, I've also persuaded them to go build their own trebuchet. I'm so proud.




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Sunday, April 25, 2010 10:18 AM

STINKINGROSE


Okay, someone loaned me the first book in the sparkly vampire series.
I'll read it on the basis of it being a cultural phenomenon I should acquaint myself with, but I'm not promising I'll like it. If I do, it's a bonus.


PS: Is anyone else aware that you can essentially audit courses from MIT online? It's kinda nifty!

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Sunday, April 25, 2010 10:39 AM

SPACEANJL


Nooo!!!! Step away from the brain-eating evil!!

Seriously, it is horrible. I made it through half a chapter, and I'll read pretty much anything. Teh sparklies iz eeevvillll....

The MIT thing sounds cool though.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 12:44 AM

STINKINGROSE


I finished the book before midnight. It was not a heavy read. I am apparently more forgiving or less discerning in my reading appreciation, as I thought I had definitely slogged through much worse.

Sparkle in sunshine? Seriously? They're mixing Faerie Glamour with fangs, fine, but literally scintillating? What do they do when the clouds unexpctedly break?
By the end of it I wanted to smack him and say "just bite her already". I have a feeling I'd have been happier if she'd gotten the ending she was looking for and it had just been one book. Sort of cut out the middle five or so because I can see where this is headed eventually.

Oh well. It's a study in obsession and codependence blah blah blah.

I'd thought for some reason before starting the book that she was 15 or something, but she just acts like it when it's convenient to the plot. It must have been all the Romeo and Juliet references people were tossing around near it.


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Monday, April 26, 2010 10:56 AM

GEE


lol - SR, it gets worse, trust me working through the series suddenly feeling better about my meagre writing talents, not that I wish to knock her for her success, I don't begrudge anyone their money and life but it is not good.

I actually feel a little less grumpy about the sparkling having read it as the initial description put in me mind of ageing and transforming process of Anne Rice's vampires.

A Vampire recommendation in case you missed, might be old hat to you lot but if you get a chance, check out Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, I'd go with the film first and then read the book. Really good, film was one of the best released last year, truly beautiful and full of Scandanavian mellancollie.

Right... Hey all,

v busy but thought I'd say hello, lot's going on as always, basically too much, as confirmed by doc so will have to pull my shit together and get organised. Hope you're all doing good!

Anyone know of a way to manufacture more hours in the day or failing that, any news on that Browncoat island?

Anyway, my bed is calling, I have 130 words to find and some washing up to do!

night all

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STINKINGROSE


Could you recycle some of the words above? There's them and to spare!


I've got the kettle on, and I'm snug in the house out of the rain.

Quiet evenings at home are nice.

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