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11 July 2011 @ 12:28 am
late birthdays + random shit + meme + oh dear my titles are so witty, aren't they.  
1. So, I was supposed to have a final tomorrow, but after much cramming and realizing that out of two critic books I had finished one without understanding it and couldn't finish the second and still didn't understand what I read of it, I decided I'm just giving it in September and who gives a damn. Tomorrow I'll go to hear what they ask and how much time they keep you in so I have an idea of how it works. No sense in trying it half-assed especially when it's worth double the amount of credits of the usual exam and I can't afford a so-so grade. And to be honest, this entire session my head just wasn't there for most of the time except for that one exam I did last week. Which I actually liked, so. :/

2. But, while cramming and getting sucked into the goddamned ASOIF books (aaah I need to read the fourth!), I missed a shitload of birthdays.

So.

Happy late birthday gemjam, speak_me_fair, glassyskies and gehirnstuerm! :D I hope you all had an amazing day and that your year goes amazingly. If any of you wants to prompt me I'll see what I can do. :)

3. So I ordered shirts online, among other things. One is a Dark Tower one which is just gorgeous, and the other is that infamous some hunters marry their angels one. And I have to share because they're just too lovely.

The Dark Tower one. I love it. I LOVE IT. It feels affirming to wear it okay.



Aaand, the Dean/Cas one. XD



4. Since there's been some friending here lately and I've seen it going around, I'm jumping on the self-meme wagon. I'll do that instead of an introduction post. ;)



1. I tend to feel more comfortable talking to people older than I am. Meaning, if I can have a conversation with someone my age or with someone older than thirty (in RL) I'll probably have a long and meaningful conversation with the thirty-year old and a sucky one with the person my age. And I've been doing that since I was seven or so. At some point in elementary school I liked talking to my teacher better than talking to half of the people in class with me because I wanted to talk books and none of my friends was much interested in what I read. It's not exactly this great though, since it means that I seem like an hermit when I'm not.

2. When I was six, I wanted to be an opera singer. I still regret not having the right voice to sing anything, let alone opera. I still know my couple of operas by heart though.

3. I'm named after a character in the Aeneid. It was on purpose. I like the name fine. What I don't like is that she was the only girl in that poem who didn't have a single line.

4. I've been writing random stuff since I was ten or something - though back then I just made shit up. The only one I can remember was I think a first person POV of a serial killer. I remember my mom saying it was good. Yeah, I don't know either. Anyway I don't even have that stuff anymore I think. I had also written a vampire love story or something, though my vampire didn't sparkle.

5. When I was in high school I always volunteered to count votes during students elections because everyone else found it boring but it meant that you skipped an entire morning of classes. I also kind of liked doing it for real.

6. I hate Facebook. A whole lot. I never use it because it makes me feel like a creeper whenever I see pictures of people I don't know on my friends' posts, I also never use it because it bugs me that nowadays in order to talk to people you have to use FB instead of like, y'know, calling. Which I guess is very stupid since not using FB means not talking to people, but it just bugs me. Also it's a total time eater and I can't justify myself the amount of procrastination I do whenever I'm on there. Also I generally dislike the idea of people looking me up with my real name. :/ If I didn't need it for some people I'd have deleted it ages ago.

7. I never read Harry Potter. And I don't intend to. I tend not to talk about it generally because most of my friends in RL/here like it and I'm of the idea that if you don't have anything good to say and you know people who like it, then just don't talk about it. But it just sort of irks me that whenever I say that I haven't read it/that I don't really want to because I'm absolutely not interested in a kid who wants to be a wizard, and everyone looks at me like I'm an alien. And since it's a secret... I sort of can't wait for the last movie to be out so that I don't have to go through they hype every-single-time that a book/movie comes out. Sorry. I know you all love it. I know that people grew up with it. But when you don't care for it, hearing about it every-second for... *counts* about fourteen years can get tiresome.

There. I said it. Please don't defriend me for that. XD

8. I like going to the dentist's. I don't even know why, but... I like it. I don't feel particularly bad whenever I go there and idk might have been that I actually liked my old dentist as a person but I never had any kind of dentist phobia. And I don't feel much pain whenever I go either.

9. This man was my first crush. Don't look at the picture which is current - fifteen years ago he was way cuter. And I was seven and I was smitten. XD Also I used to watch his dad's program (in which he worked, that was where I got the crush) religiously. It was where I got 80% of my popular scientific culture notions. Also I wanted to be a paleontologist for a period of time after reading a book of his and his dad's about the origins of man, but then I realized that human bones send me into hyperventilation. Also that Superquark program they mention was awesome. It's sad that they air it during the summer now. :/

10. I'm running out of ideas.

Oh, okay. Since I started watching Supernatural, Sam and/or Dean have never been my favorite character. It was John first and Ash later, and then obviously Cas. S3, which is the one where I was wanting to like Dean better but Sam was actually using his brain more, is my least favorite. Errr. (Not that I don't like it - I loved some eps but in general it was too uneven and the bad eps were... well, bad. And I wasn't as invested as I am.) Which is why I don't like that they kill supporting characters like flies - I usually like them better than the major ones. Cas excluded, but Cas wasn't major until S5 and in S4 he definitely became my favorite. Not that I don't love Sam and Dean. XD


There, done.

5. I guess I'll go beating myself over screwing with my studying plans now. I usually just try for the sake of it but this round I just couldn't. :/ And tomorrow I shall do productive things. Like maybe buying train tickets to Udine, shall I.
 
 
feeling: disappointeddisappointed
on rotation: some song on the radio which I don't know
 
 
 
cassiopeia7: Cas&Dean: smoochcassiopeia7 on July 10th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Okay, I love both shirts, but the second one, oh, the second one! &hearts

I had also written a vampire love story or something, though my vampire didn't sparkle.

Which proves that, even at age ten, you were a much better writer than Stephenie what's-her-face. ;)

#3 - I was really hoping that your parents had named you out of the Aeneid . . . and not from the H.P. Lovecraft story, because that character was crazy. XD

#6 & #7 - You are officially my hero. 100% agreement on both points! :D

#10 - Wow, that's a BIG one! O_o But yeah, I can understand that -- the boys get on my nerves sometimes, too.

(edited for grammar!fail.)

Edited at 2011-07-10 10:57 pm (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural dean/cas bffs <3janie_tangerine on July 10th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
The second makes me happy :DD both do but the second is because of purely ship affirmation, the first because DARK TOWER. There's so little DT stuff around, finding that shirt was awesome. XD

Eheee, the only thing I remember is that my vampire and her human guy at least made out on the floor in an empty cinema. XDD but she definitely didn't sparkle. And I was too naive to come up with something like the plot of... Breaking Dawn? Anyway, the last one. ;)

Lol yeah, it was the Aeneid! I'm much glad it wasn't Lovercraft. Or Shakespeare. Or Mourning Becomes Elektra. I HAVE THE HAPPIEST NAME EVER. /sarcasm

*high fives re 6 & 7* Facebook, bleargh. Everything was better before. And the pictures of me at sixteen that my friends put online weren't, well, on the internet. :/ and eeeh, HP = not my thing. I just wish everyone stopped trying to convince me that it is. I like stuff where the protagonists are of age and do bad things. like doing drugs or being insane or killing their mother before sixteen even if it wasn't on purpose, or let kids fall off a mountain to catch up with their nemesis..

Er, I know! Does that make me heretic? But it's just - I love them. I do. I don't hate them or anything or I'd be a masochist. ;) But I always liked other people better than them overall. XDDD
sin_stained_ink on July 10th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
I love those t-shirts! :D

6. Facebook is possibly the most annoying thing I've ever been involved in. I hate it, but I also have to use it for a couple of reasons (mainly a few friends who moved.)

7. I read them all, but in the beginning, it was fainly because the books were written where I live, and it my younger self, nothing interesting ever happened here (not much interesting happens here now.) I've never minded when people haven't read them, though.

9. http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1302384888p5/876727.jpg That closer to what he looked like? If so, I can definitely see the attraction.

10. I agree. I like Sam and Dean, but sometimes I just was Bobby to bang their heads together. I liked pretty much every character who died (even Ruby, Bela an Jo), but especially Gabriel and Andy. And Castiel, of course. :)
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural + nick cave = otpjanie_tangerine on July 11th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
They're awesome! :D *wears proudly*

6. I KNOW. I can't stand it, really. And I hate that it's the main communication medium right now. :///

7. I don't mind people who read them either. ;) I just wish everyone didn't look at me like I was an alien when I say that I just don't care. ;)

9. YES. Definitely closer to what he looked like back then. :D He was lovely! And he taught you things. ;)

10. Yaaay, someone else! Bobby should totes bang their heads together at some point. And ANOTHER ANDY FAN :D I loved him. I liked everyone who died. I'll admit I wasn't that much into Bela or Ruby 2.0, but I'm still mourning the Harvelles. And Pamela. PAMELA. :(((
joy: d/c » it's getting clearer the end isjoyyjpg on July 11th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD YOU BOUGHT THE SOME HUNTERS MARRY THEIR ANGELS SHIRT? I LOVE YOU. I came so close to ordering that when I saw but then I was all like, "well, I guess I don't need it." NOW I NEED IT TOOOOOO. :D

I obviously loved the first three seasons of SPN but I was never really invested in it until Cas showed up either. Everything up until then was shiny happy fun times, after he came in I started to care. And it led to so much angst. So much happy, too, but SO MUCH ANGST. ;D

#8, about the dentists: what is wrong with you? ;D You must tell me how you do it, because I hate going to the dentist.

I've never read Harry Potter either and I doubt I ever will. So far, I've never seen any of the movies either, but I kind want to. I mean, they look sort of fun but I kind of have the feeling it won't live up to the hype. Because the hype is crazy. :\

I had also written a vampire love story or something, though my vampire didn't sparkle.
I LOVE YOU WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING.

(Also, just FYI, while I'm here: that Sam/Balthazar + Dean/Cas fic I started for you is coming, but I've had to put it on hold to finish my vacationthon fic, since it's almost due. But I swear, I will finish when I'm done with all that. And you should probably also know it's going to be cracky as hell. :D)

Edited at 2011-07-11 12:57 am (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: rhps frank <3janie_tangerine on July 11th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
I DID. I KNOW? :DDDD I didn't strictly NEED it either but.. I wanted it. A whole damn lot. Even if no one I know will get it and I wouldn't go into explaining it, but. XDD <33

YES. THAT. Or well, I was VERY interested in S2 (ASH! ASH! ;___; HARVELLES!) but S3 just made me go blah because the only secondary character I really liked was Bobby, but he wasn't MY FAVORITE, so. ;) And ehe CAS SO SHINY HOW SO SHINY.

Idek. Maybe it's just that I really liked my dentist. Back then. But idk I just go and relax and it doesn't bother me half as much as it should. Then again I also don't mind needles and I don't mind blood either. Idk? I guess the only trick would be plan fanfic in your head while dentist is working. ;)

Hype is indeed insane. :\ Idk I just don't care about anything where the protagonists are children/teenagers in most cases and it isn't the kind of fantasy I care for (I like my fantasy bloody and violent, thanks XD). I just get tired of people who look at me like they don't get why I wouldn't read it.

EHE. I DIDN'T EVEN THINK THAT VAMPS COULD SPARKLE BACK THEN. But then again my inspiration was my favorite comic book which basically was all splatter and ugly vamps, er. XD I think you'd actually dig that a lot but for the American edition they changed a bunch of things for copyright reasons and it's not worth it. (Also it's nothing like that crappy movie they made out of it.)

OOOOH YAY! :DD lol don't worry I had to stall with writing because of stupid finals I didn't even have in the end so I shall be here waiting and shivering with anticipation ;)
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on July 11th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Aw, your first crush is a really cute. I can see why you liked him.
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 11th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
He is! And he taught you things! People usually make fun of me when I say it but then again having a crush on someone who writes books about the Roman Empire is weird. ;)
Because it was you, because it was me...speak_me_fair on July 11th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!
the female ghost of tom joad: the three musketeersjanie_tangerine on July 11th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
Giulia: Starbuckse0wyn on July 11th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
Che belle le magliette... quel sito è fantastico :D

Facebook... stendiamo un velo pietoso, proprio ieri qualcuno che conosco l'ha chiamato Spiobook e mai nomignolo fu più azzeccato. Cerco di usarlo il meno possibile, preferisco ovviamente stare su LJ, Tumblr o Twitter.
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 11th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
VERO? *______________*

Oddio, spiobook è perfetto XDD secondo me è fatto per i voyeur O_o non vedo il senso. E detesto che i miei compagni delle elementari mi possano rintracciare. XD Grazie, resto su LJ.
Zelda: Actor - Misha Too Sexy for my Hatzelda_zee on July 11th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
10. So, I suppose you know about the casting situation re: Misha for S7? How do you feel about that? I am kind of apprehensive myself, because I did love the show before he arrived, but Castiel has become pretty much my favorite character by now.

8. Ugh, how can you like going to the dentist?! I don't have a phobia, but I do definitely dislike it.

7. Well, I'm sick of the HP hype and am also glad the movies are done, although I'm a fan of the books and have seen all the films.

6. FB works for me to keep in touch with those people I wouldn't call on the phone - because I hate talking on the phone and only ever do it with 2 people - my dad and a friend who won't use the internet to communicate. I'm friended with some of Mr. Z's family ad some CA friends, and it helps us keep abreast of what's going on in each other's lives. I don't understand how people can spend a lot of time on FB though. I spend maybe 10 minutes a day, which seems plenty sufficient to me.

Cool t-shirts!
the female ghost of tom joad: misha = awesomejanie_tangerine on July 11th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
10. Yeaaah. I'll admit that the casting situation is not what mostly worries me - he wasn't a regular in S4 and he's been in S4 as much as in S6, and Jim Beaver was never a regular, so on that side I'm more worried about how they use him rather than how much he's in the season. Also I hope they go the way I hope they're going - that storyline has good potential unless they botcher it and kill him without any redeeming feature (because seriously Cas deserves better than that). And I'd keep on watching but without Cas in I'd be way less invested that I am now as he's my favorite, too. :(

8. I don't even know. I don't exactly mind it - and I never felt that much pain doing dentist stuff. At some point I had to go pretty often and I just saw it as routine. But I'm the only person I know that actually likes it...

7. I really don't hate it or anything, but I had friends who spent years obsessing on it with me when they knew I didn't care for it and that didn't help me with the hype and stuff.

6. There was a moment (or: two weeks) when I tried to use it regularly but I felt like a creeper most times and then people kept inviting me for games and chats and various crap and I just lost too much time on it. Also I actually like talking on the phone so I don't like that people don't call anymore because they'd rather use FB, but yeah, ten minutes is as much as I'd spend on it if I actually used it regularly.

Thank you! :)
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the female ghost of tom joad: booksjanie_tangerine on July 11th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, what I always say to people. ;) I don't know, maybe if I hadn't had all my friend being like 'BUT WHY DON'T YOU READ IT' and then proceeding to spoil me the hell and back for everything when they knew I didn't care for it maybe I'd have read it, but by the time the sixth book came out I was at the point where I could answer questions about the plot without having read it or seen more than half of the second movie. Him being a wizard is probably me making it overly simple, but I just never had much of a thing for books where protagonists are teenagers generally. And then having EVERYONE I knew being like 'but you're weird if you aren't into it'... yeah. ;)

EXACTLY. ;) I spent like 80% of my time reading back then and it's not like many of my friends back then were into generally reading either so I always went for the next best option. ;)

Edited at 2011-07-11 10:31 pm (UTC)
Ani: [Spn] Dean poutssoundoftrees on July 12th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I had also written a vampire love story or something, though my vampire didn't sparkle.
Haha, me too! :D

#7: I love Harry Potter, but I get what you mean. You're just not into it and that's totally ok. No worries, nobody but a total douchebag is going to defriend you for not liking a book-series :)

the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural dean/cas swan song #1janie_tangerine on July 18th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Good! It's two of us then. ;)

Well I've seen people defriending for less. ;) It's just not really my cup of tea. I'd just really like most people I know to just accept it as graciously. ;)