I am reading Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy, which is an account of the seven assassination attempts made on Queen Victoria during her lifetime. Obviously none of them were successful, hence her dying of old age in her bed. BUt it's a really fascinating read. Did you know that apparently 95% of death sentences were commuted in the 1830's? I didn't until now.
Also, the other day I had chai tea at an Indian restaurant and it was SO good. I've had chai tea lattes at Starbucks before (I know, I know) and I've made chai tea at home before, but I never cared for it. So I never bothered to order it whenever I went to an Indian restaurant, because why order something I already know I don't like? The other night I was waiting to pick up my take-out order, and the waiter offered me a complimentary chai tea while I was waiting. And it was delicious! Of course, if I were a little more adventurous, I might have made this discovery twenty years ago.
Off to think warm thoughts and resolutely avoid thinking about my heating bill.
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Which means that my internet access will be rather imtermittant, and kind of dependant on what the local wifi is like.
Because of that I have no idea how much I'll be able to check LJ - or any other sites, for that matter - so I suppose I'll just say toodles for now and look out for people on the other side. I'm sure I'll find something to talk about then.
If you really need to contact me, Twitter or Facebook would be a better bet, though I will be checking my emails as much as I can.
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Pick a date (or not?) and give me a topic. It can be anything from fandom-related to IRL to pizza preferences to whatever you want.
Could be brief or lengthy, depending on the topic and my state of mind. Standard right of veto on topics I don't feel comfortable about. Maybe I could take photos of things?
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Oh, Gordon. Gordon is great.
I like Master Chef and the British Kitchen Nightmares SO MUCH. Gordon is good to people who are good at what they're doing or honestly trying to learn. It's just people that won't try or are arrogant with nothing to back it up who get the screaming ragemonster treatment.
He just wants everyone to use "good, honest" ingredients, ideally fresh and local. That's all he wants! In life!
(He also kind of wants people to not be vegetarians, but that's a separate, chefs-are-kinda-dicks issue.)
He likes to wear tight t-shirts and jeans, and to artfully tousle his hair. He's great.
I don't like to cook, at all, and I prefer eating food that's plain, bland, and not at all interesting, but I love reading chef memoirs and watching cooking shows. Gordon delivers nicely.
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Then I remember that I also wrote quite a bit with Harmony in it, including my first ever (and still extant role-play journal, and the one where Lilah and Harmony go to a management seminar in hell.
And then I remember that I've looked at Mercedes McNab's Playboy spread and felt a little weird about it, and also that I saw her across the room at a signing table at Dragon*Con once and I really wanted to go over and tell her how much I loved Harmony but (1) it wasn't posted how much she was charging for autographs, and I would have paid for one but, LBH, not more than $10 or so and (2) I rememembered the Playboy thing and there was the awkwardness.
So, basically, I have more Harmony associations than I would have thought I do, and I retain a lot of affection for the character (even though she wasn't used as well on Angel as she could have been and in the perfect canon that exists in my head, that job would have gone to Emma Caulfield/Anya.)
What's great about Harmony -- the mean girl cheerleader turned ditzy vampire -- is that she's a versatile character who's able to fit into a lot of comedy types I love: the 'wise fool' who tactlessly tells truths others avoid, as well as the -- I don't know the exact word for this one but the Unjustifiably Confident Confident Person? The character who is so completely out of their depth they don't know how out of their depth they are, and they play it so perfectly straight that I work through being embarrassed for them to admiring them. (At one point in RP, I shipped her with GOB Bluth, which is, think about it, completely perfect.) She's also a character who can be used in surprisingly serious ways (because she IS a vampire and she WILL keep betraying you; because she IS the type of girl that a guy like Spike will keep taking advantage of, creating unexpected pathos or shows of strength when she stands up for herself). She's still primarily a comedy-character but you can't completely write her off as not-serious, which gives her a lot of dimension.
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- Thu, 12:46: @mnlewis @alfabettezoupe @LisaAnneGA What is this mess NBCDays is trying? RE https://t.co/9TbBHRr0Bb
- Thu, 12:50: @goddee64 @sixxers @alfabettezoupe I didn't even know they were dating. http://t.co/oZgxoHikPM #YR
- Thu, 13:04: Racists in yesterday's comments section of @tvline's Rapunzel news are happy that it's not a POC. -_- http://t.co/2A8SjSUNpP #OUAT #racism
- Thu, 13:29: RT @alfabettezoupe: what do promises mean to you nicole? or boundaries? #days
- Thu, 13:42: At least Nicole is admitting she's sinned. Usually she whitewashes her past. RT @LisaAnneGA: Sami and Nicole exchanging sins #DAYS
- Thu, 13:55: RT @Goddee64: “@nbcdays: RT @DaysOfOurLivess The Abigail and EJ DiMera scenes were great yesterday #Days #Dool”...Define "Great", please?!?!
- Thu, 14:10: RT @Cinesnark: There's "insufficient evidence" for a rape case the police tried to cover up. Imagine that. http://t.co/BSJGjmdqHs
- Thu, 14:10: @quietnsarcastic RE https://t.co/7gUdg6dKJ1
- Thu, 14:25: @golden_gaytime http://t.co/aBy2ZMUipu
- Thu, 14:55: I scored 4294 out of 5000 on BuzzFeed's '90s movie challenge, which makes me Goodfellas. Can you do better? http://t.co/T7FMgvM2XJ #90s
Characters: Jack, Owen, Ianto
Summary: Jack’s delighted with the latest treasure from the Rift. Ianto’s somewhat dubious, with good reason.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
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