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30 September 2010 @ 10:12 pm
birthday + some other rl things  
1. Happy birthday bitterbird!! :D I hope you're having/had (ew, time zones aren't my friend in this case?) a great day, and have an imaginary Matt Bomer delivered to your door on my account. ;) ♥ and best wishes for an awesome next year! <3333

2. In other things, library work might finally gain me some money, except that no one realized I was supposed to graduate in December (even if I DID specify it) so I'll have two cover in two months the amount of hours I did in like four. Ew. At least I'll be paid faster? Which would be good because I really need money.

3. I managed to get tickets for Nick Cave and Grinderman! Sadly I didn't manage for U2 (the next day of all days), which means I'll end up going to the venue like in the afternoon and see if someone sells some. Well, someone probably WILL since they did for Bruce Springsteen, but it still means I'll lose a lot of time. Blah. :/ Also I really don't want to drive to either venue but I might be forced to, especially because coming back would be a problem. Especially in with the first one. Also going alone to both is kind of a bummer but ee, apparently my socialization skills department is very bad when the problem is making friends with people who have your music taste/go to concerts.

4. Since everyone is doing it, I'll do it too. :D

Since it's Banned Books Week a meme is going around. Cross out the ones you've read, if you read it in school bold it first.

Premise: here you almost never read entire books at school and if you do it's Italian authors, so I highly doubt I'll bold much.

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck [♥]
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
9. 1984, by George Orwell [this surprises everyone, y/y? ♥ ♥]
10. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
11. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
12. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
13. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
14. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
15. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
18. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
19. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
20. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
21. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
22. Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne [I highly doubt this will ever get read. XD]
23. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
24. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison [reminds me I had this on my to-read list since forever.]
25. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
26. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
27. Native Son, by Richard Wright
28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey [augh I REALLY should read this one. Which has been on my list since forever.]
29. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
30. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway [I read a simplified version in school and agonizing for six months over the sheer horror that it was, along with all the cuts, the exercises I had to do on it and the total lack of style, is the reason I haven't read any Hemingway since. It's not his fault though. I have a mental block.]
31. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
32. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
33. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
34. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf [started it, but I never finished.]
35. Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
36. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
37. The World According to Garp, by John Irving
38. All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
39. A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster
40. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
41. Schindler's List, by Thomas Keneally
42. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
43. The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
44. Finnegan's Wake, by James Joyce
45. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
46. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf [started it, never finished it either.]
47. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
48. Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
49. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
50. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
51. My Antonia, by Willa Cather
52. Howards End, by E.M. Forster
53. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
54. Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
55. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
56. Jazz, by Toni Morrison
57. Sophie's Choice, by William Styron
58. Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner
59. A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster
60. Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
61. A Good Man Is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor
62. Tender Is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (started, never finished either. God, at times I wish I was the person who sticks with books when she starts them even if they don't grab me.)
63. Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
64. Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
65. Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe
66. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
67. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
68. Light in August, by William Faulkner
69. The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James
70. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
71. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
72. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
73. Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
74. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
75. Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence
76. Look Homeward, Angel, by Thomas Wolfe
77. In Our Time, by Ernest Hemingway
78. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by Gertrude Stein
79. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett (I REALLY should read this one.)
80. The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer
81. Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
82. White Noise, by Don DeLillo
83. O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather
84. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
85. The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
86. Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
87. The Bostonians, by Henry James
88. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
89. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
90. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
91. This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
92. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
93. The French Lieutenant's Woman, by John Fowles
94. Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
95. Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
96. The Beautiful and the Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
97. Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
98. Where Angels Fear to Tread, by E.M. Forster
99. Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis
100. Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie


Random question: so basically ALL that Faulkner, Hemingway, James, Joyce and Forster (??!) wrote got banned at some point? I kinda can't wrap my head around all the Forster. Or I can't wrap my head around why A Room With A View is in the first half of the list. O_o ah well. Anyway, shows that I need to learn to finish books I start and that I'd really should pick shit from my to-read list instead of buying books at random. Also, I'd say that this list lacks writers who wrote in other languages than English. -nod-

5. I saw Inception again. The second view was definitely needed because since I wasn't trying to guess anything I just went with it and it's a lot better when you do. I'll make some more extensive post about it sometime soon but anyway, I still ship Cobb/Saito hard.

6. So I haven't been doing review post for stuff that isn't on the vporn or SPN, but Jeffster being back in business with ALICE COOPER BLASTING UNDERNEATH was in the top ten most epic scenes on Chuck ever. XD Anyway, JEFFSTER! :D I had liked the premiere but the lack of Jeffster and Awesome made episode two a lot better. (Also, Chuck and Morgan catching Jeffster? AWESOME.) Also jeez, Lou Ferrigno and the Old Spice ad guy in the same episode? Are they spending all their budget on awesome guest stars this year? Because between those and Linda Hamilton, mm, I like. Generally, for these two eps I LIKE a lot except that Big Mike isn't anywhere and it makes me sad. But Beckman is a regular now and it makes me happy. Shortly, Chuck you're totally still my happy place show. Also, I'm still liking Boardwalk Empire a lot. It's not Deadwood but the acting is still amazing and God it's such a beautiful show, visually. Also Steve Buscemi is still too good. Also the end of the second episode was evil. Also whenever I hear someone supposedly Italian talk, I cry from joy because they totally nailed the accent until now and it's the first time I see a tv show where an Italian immigrant talks like a goddamn Italian immigrant. Or someone whose main language is Italian anyway.

7. Next time I post it'll probably be fic. Either new, or I'll manage to re-post the SPN five acts fics, even if re-posting eleven or twelve ficlets half of which title-less makes me want to procrastinate. I hope, at least. Between work and crap I have been procrastinating like nothing else lately. What news.
feeling: blahblah
elliotsmelliot: Chuck Jeffsterelliotsmelliot on September 30th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I was happy for the return of Jeffster. I went to see a new doctor today and he looked like a more polished Jeff. I did a double take.

I tried to read Cuckoo's nest and I didn't really like it. The writing was very stiff, though there were some interesting sketches.
the female ghost of tom joad: chuck jeffsterjanie_tangerine on September 30th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Jeffster returning made my day!! :DDDD it was so epic. Also when Morgan was like 'they're MY idiots' I aww-ed.

ALSO LOL AT YOUR DOCTOR! I'd have probably laughed in his face, er.

I feel like I should read it if only because I loved the movie. One day I -will- very eventually get to it..
Giuliae0wyn on September 30th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I had liked the premiere but the lack of Jeffster and Awesome made episode two a lot better.

Ecco, pensavo di essere l'unica a pensarla così! Anche a me il secondo epi è piaciuto molto di più :D Sono curiosa di vedere come reintrodurranno big Mike ora (oddio, spero che lo reintroducano! Non so nulla perchè non sono spoilerata)
the female ghost of tom joad: chuck captain awesomejanie_tangerine on September 30th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Il secondo era tutto un altro livello di epico :DDD tra Jeffster, Awesome e Lou Ferrigno cosa vuoi di più? XDD

Sono curiosa di vedere come reintrodurranno big Mike ora

Idem! Beeeh, non sono spoilerata neanche io ma è all'inizio in mezzo ai regular, quindi suppongo che salterà fuori prima o poi :D
Giulia: Spn_MaryDeane0wyn on September 30th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Sì ecco infatti, mi pare di averlo visto nella sigla (se non era un'allucinazione lol) quindi presumo che prima o dopo si palesi XD

Ah, in questi giorni ti ho lasciato un commento a una fic che avevi scritto per la scorsa edizione di secret angel (Unsuffer me), te lo dico solo perchè ultimamente LJ è una bitch e mi manda solo metà delle notifiche per i post che ho messo in track ;____;
bitterbird on September 30th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
thank you so much darling <333

I am sooo glad Jeffster are back, the buymore is not the same without them!
the female ghost of tom joad: chuck jeffsterjanie_tangerine on October 2nd, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ;)

And god, Jeffster are my favorite thing or close to it. <333 I'm so glad that they're back.
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the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on October 2nd, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ;) though I aim to add more stuff which I really should read.

Lou: music 2gottalovev on October 3rd, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
I'm really bad at those lists... I prefer not even doing them ;)

It's great you got the concert tickets! I hope you can grab some U2 too .
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on October 13th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
... hi. I suck at answering stuff apparently. Sorry about that =__='' (I was going through unanswered comments and now I'm like WTF I LEFT THIS UNANSWERED FOR A WEEK.)

Anyway the U2 wasn't doable but I also felt crappy so I didn't even try. And the other one was great, so. ;)
bold_seer: inceptionbold_seer on October 4th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
I saw Inception again. The second view was definitely needed because since I wasn't trying to guess anything I just went with it and it's a lot better when you do.

Yes, exactly! You get to just watch it. Damn, the suits are gorgeous it's gorgeously shot. Awesome.
the female ghost of tom joad: inception >> arthurjanie_tangerine on October 13th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hi, I realized I had comments unanswered. But yeah, on the second view you appreciate it a lot more.