thepeopleseason: (burrito)
Can you fill this out without lying? You've been tagged, so now you need to answer all the questions HONESTLY. At the end, choose at least 8 people to be tagged. Don't forget to tag me!

To do this, copy this entire message, create a new note, paste these instructions in the body of the note, delete my answers, and type yours. Easy peasy!

Next, tag 8 people (in the right hand corner of the app). Click publish (at the bottom). Have fun! :)

What was the last thing you put in your mouth... )
thepeopleseason: (Default)
When, as you're checking your work voicemail the message indicates that you need to delete some messages, so you go to the beginning to hear the love messages that your ex left for you years ago.

Oh, no, wait. That sucks.
thepeopleseason: (Default)
Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?! 'Have you ever kissed someone? Missed someone? Told someone you loved them? Drank alcohol?' 49 questions for the people who are a little older...

What bill do you hate paying the most? )
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On February 13, 1998, I drove up to Gainesville, Florida from Miami after work in preparation for a weekend visit to my long-distance girlfriend as well as a consultation with my graduate advisor. I had planned a nice evening out with my girlfriend for the next day, following a stop-off at a friend's birthday party. I had high hopes that we'd have a nice intimate weekend with one another.

As we waited for the meal to arrive, we talked about the various things that were happening with our lives--the details that don't come readily when exchanging email or instant messages. I talked briefly of my job, and the boring minutiae of my days in Miami. She told me a short story about one of her classmates, who had asked about our relationship. She recounted the details of that conversation, how her classmate had asked if we were still together. I asked for more detail on her answer.

"Well, I told her that we're not."

I would glance at my watch then, and see the clock hands near vertical, the longer one just slightly past the shorter one. I've convinced myself that I'm the first person in the Eastern timezone to be dumped on that Valentine's Day, some eleven years ago.

If only because it makes for a more interesting story.

thepeopleseason: (snowman)
Watchmen succeeds in capturing the main plotline of the comic, and there are some lovely sequences where Snyder emulates the slow-paced pull-out that Moore and Gibbons created when introducing a new issue. You can tell that Snyder used the comic as storyboards, using the art to set up angles and shots. There's a bit of over-exposition in a couple of places, where the script has characters Legolas the plot points. The guy playing Ozymandias is at times so soft-spoken and wooden, it robs his particular scenes of power--Ozymandias is supposed to be cool and emotionless for the majority of the plot, but there are a couple of scenes in the books where he emotes more, and I didn't really see any of that in the movie. I would have preferred an older, more mature actor in the role.

Pacing was odd--for a three-hour movie, it flowed pretty well, but emulating the comic in plot and focus gave the movie a certain meandering quality, pointing the audience in different directions as to who to empathize with or pay attention to. Not a problem during a 12-issue comic series, but an issue for a largely single-threaded movie. Part of me thinks this would have worked a great deal better as a television mini-series.

There were some changes to the ending that I would have preferred unchanged. I'm not talking about THE BIG THING, but the epilogue. I think the changes undermine some of the themes of Watchmen, but for the most part, I thought the movie a very, very good adaptation of the comic.

Incidentally, for those of you who haven't read the comic, both the movie and the source are very, very dark and violent. You have been warned.

As I've twittered way too many times, "3 out of 4 'HURM's."

And now, a tagged meme... )
thepeopleseason: (why did you make me like this)
It occurs to me that one thing that some women are attracted to about me initially is my ability to sit quietly and listen to what they're saying. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that eventually translates to boring a few months/years down the line.
thepeopleseason: (when she loved me)
I think I have a superpower.
It's one I think I can't control.
The power works subconsciously
And scares me to my bitter soul.

I got the news as I drove home
Eight years ago (this very day),
A man had died, a man I knew--
The man who stole my love away.

His fearful widow, full of tears,
the greatest love of my short life.
I cut her heart and cut her child.
My guilty will was the knife.

Am I the fulcrum upon which pivots,
Karma's lever, scythe, and hammer?
Does my mind speak in secret words,
The syllables of Death's own grammar?

I couldn't find my love today,
She gave her heart to another.
I thought the man was my friend.
Betrayed and failed by my brother.

I think I have a superpower.
It's one I think I can't control.
But days like this, I can't help wish,
I'd flex my mind and take my toll.

Dear Romie: I'm sorry.
thepeopleseason: (Default)
The Rules:
A. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.
E. Strike out the quote once it has been correctly identified and place the guesser's username and the title directly after the quote.

The quotes... )
thepeopleseason: (snowman)
I just finished Simon Baron-Cohen's The Essential Difference: Male and Female Brains and the Truth about Autism, an exploration of the general differences between the way men and women look at the world, and how much our genes and hormones go towards affecting those outlooks.

Baron-Cohen suggests... )


Dec. 30th, 2008 01:03 pm
thepeopleseason: (when she loved me)
Some artists and physicists,
working their wares in metal and acrylic and quantum theory,
build Time from ceaseless moments,
an ever-present path we dance upon,
an array of immutable seconds waiting for us to step into them,
our past, permanent and passed.

And while their construction pilfers our choices from us,
filches our will like coins from our pockets,
I find a small comfort in believing
that a series of moments breathe
where our fingers still entwine amidst our laughter.


Nov. 20th, 2008 03:27 pm
thepeopleseason: (Default)
For a while now, I've been reading blogs that one could very well call emotional voyeurism--from [ profile] postsecret to Found Magazine's [ profile] findoftheweek. The latest addition to these is Dear Old Love ([ profile] dearoldlove on Livejournal), a collection of anonymous short notes from old lovers to their estranged former companions. One that struck me today as especially clever was the following note:
I upgraded to unlimited texts for you. Now what?
Why, you ask, did I think that particular note was mentionable? Because the title of said post was "I'll Send an SMS to the World"
thepeopleseason: (Default)
Often when I see a child playing, I long for the days when my life was easy, when simply spinning around in a circle could keep me occupied and laughing for what seemed like hours. I get the same feeling wishing I could walk around all day with bubble-wrap on my head.

And finally... )
thepeopleseason: (life isn't your own anymore)
It's nice to know that the writer I would most like to meet/converse with/emulate also has, despite his own allergy, an inability to resist the charms of a loving feline.

At this time, I could use some feline affection.
thepeopleseason: (grand)
Things I did over the past week/weekend:

Regarding the advice y'all have given me, here's one more thing I'm thinking about doing. Let me know what you think:
Signing up for local radio station Star94's Mile of Men

And finally,
More ruminations on Love from Sinfest
thepeopleseason: (grand)
Regarding my response to [ profile] catnamedbuffy's post.

VV: Why are all the smart girls lesbians?
ME: I think it may have something to do with assertiveness.
VV: I think it's probably because you have to be really dumb to want to date a guy.

ETA: and mildly related: Sinfest's take on Love
thepeopleseason: (grand)
Any and all fans of both Firefly and Harry Potter should go read [ profile] musesfool's A Million Light Years From Home, wherein the crew of our favorite smuggling ship meets up with a certain animagus. Takes place post-Order of the Phoenix and post-Serenity.

And now I present, what will hopefully not become a regular column, Adventures in Online Dating: (a.k.a. Psycho or Spam?) )


Jan. 23rd, 2006 12:26 pm
thepeopleseason: (freakin' duck)
From Less Than Jake's cover of The Proclaimers' "500 Miles":
And if I get drunk, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man that gets drunk next to you
And if I haver, whatever the fuck that means
I'm gonna be the man who havers next you
During The L Word get-together at [ profile] tankfreak's place last night, somehow my mention of a large number of AD&D 2nd Ed Player's Handbooks on Ziggy's bookshelf got me roped into being the DM for a bunch of characters that everyone rolled up last night. Having never DMed before, this makes me slightly apprehensive, but whatever.

Of course, almost every player is a lesbian. I need to start hanging out with people where my dating potential is > 0.


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