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24 August 2011 @ 09:52 am
catch up entry and late birthdays and oh my I need some regular internet  
1. Hi world. <33 sorry for being scarce but I'm currently internet-less at my grandmother's village except for my mom's USB key that gets you on the internet, but I have to go from her computer and I can't stay more than half an hour each day, so I'm not checking the FL. Actually if there's something you posted that I should see leave me links? I'll catch up eventually, but since I'm not going back home until the 1st, it'll be long.

2. Meanwhile in the last four days I managed to finish two books I had started ages ago and I read another three and a half, I already need detox from all the crappy television my grandparents manage to watch and then I managed to completely burn my back at the seaside even if I was wearing a white shirt. The last bit is making me feel like my back was on fire. The first bit would be good but if I keep this rate I'll run out of books before I leave. The place is, however, more depressing with every passing year. I have enough confirms that I couldn't live in places far from cities. Or in places where there isn't a bookshop.

3. Also I missed a bunch of birthdays since I left, so, happy late birthday to halfdutch, timey_wimey_kid, flying_colours, zsavagebelle, scarletsherlock and whatsername_05! I hope you all had fantastic days and that your next year is amazing. ♥ and sorry for the lateness.

4. Also:


JIMMY (and other Novak) PEOPLE GO SIGN UP NOW. Thanks for the attention. ;)

5. Also, if I still owe you fills from that comment porn post, they're happening in the next couple days or so.

6. Also before I left gottalovev gave me a meme and I hadn't managed to do it, so here it is.

The Letter Meme: Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things, people, places, beings, thoughts, feelings, that you love that begin with that letter and then post that list on your journal.

I got T.

1. These Days (Bon Jovi song and record): my favorite song since forever and my favorite record since forever. ♥

2. The Three Musketeers (book): my second-favorite book, which is by the way also the most delightful book I ever read. My love for it is immense.

3. Uma Thurman: my favorite actress. Incidentally, it's also the one woman I'd go lesbian for without a second thought.

4. Trenchcoats: I happen to have some kind of obsession with that kind of coat. I think it was born when I used to watch Columbo when I was seven or eight, then I decided I wanted one after seeing Casablanca and then I got one just after Castiel happened. Anyway in my eyes wearing one increases the attractiveness of whoever wears it by a whole lot of points. I just really like the damn things, even if they're useless when it rains.

5. Theon Greyjoy: (PEOPLE WHO ARE READING ASOIAF NOW JUST SKIP THIS BIT OKAY) apparently, my second-favorite living male character in those books. Also, the biggest literary 180° I ever did. I went from hating his guts to a) loving his face and b) thinking he had the best arc in ADWD and one of the best three in the books so far. He also has my favorite quote ever from the entire thing. Also I have never thought 'damn I didn't understand nothing about that character before now' in my entire life before his ADWD storyline happened. Deserves a place at least for that.

6. Tim Burton: one of my favorite directors. He shot at least two of my favorite movies ever (Edward Scissorhands and Batman Returns), but I loved pretty much everything he did except that Planet of the Apes remake *cough*. He also likes the same tropes I like, which means I almost never dislike anything he comes up with.

7. Tom Waits: or, he might not be in my top five favorite musicians but I love the hell out of his music, as weird as it gets. I also love his voice and the fact that there's really no one like him around. I'm just very sad I haven't seen him live yet.

8. The Times, They're a Changin': my favorite Bob Dylan record as a whole in existence. My favorites on it are the title track, With God on Our Side and The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (which is my favorite Dylan song most days), but I just love it as a whole.

9. Titus Lucretius Caro: or, this might seem so very random, but I spent five years studying Latin/Greek in high school and this lovely guy's poem is probably my favorite thing that I ever studied. Incidentally, my bachelor thesis was mostly about his influence on Kant so well, he deserved a spot. Also I study philosophy, there had to be a philosophy-related spot.

10. Tom Joad: again with fictional characters, but the speech this one guy here gives to his mother at the end of Grapes of Wrath might be one of my favorite single pieces of writing that ever happened. Also The Ghost of Tom Joad is my favorite Springsteen song. And at some point he had Henry Fonda's face. my reasons can also be very shallow

7. That's all for now - I'm still hoping to put together that rec post someway before I leave again and the stuff I want to rec hasn't been posted for a month and more. And that I don't get thoroughly fried at the beach or by the completely out of this world hot weather meanwhile. *waves* ♥
feeling: boredbored
slinkymilinkyslinkymilinky on August 24th, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
THESE DAYS!!! \o/ the best of Bon Jovi EVER! Love love love that song! <3
the female ghost of tom joad: jooooon ammorejanie_tangerine on August 24th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
I KNOW? BJ have never been as good as These Days. <33333333 my love for that song/record is endless.
A.vella_amor_dm on August 24th, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
glad to see you're alive :) i don't really have anything to link you to, as i've been a bit scarce myself ;)

ouch sunburn D: make sure you have lots of sunblock next time!
the female ghost of tom joad: !!! <3janie_tangerine on August 24th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
I'm still alive! If I finish my book I'm not so sure I'll stay like that. ;)

the problem is that I had sunblock. And I was in the shade. I think it's the proof I'll never not get sunburns. Liking to swim when you're completely white is bad. ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on August 24th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs* dio due settimane all'anno in questo posto sono abbastanza da uccidermi l'anima ;___; almeno due di quei libri sono più di quattrocento pagine, si spera durino ;_______;
cassiopeia7: Jimmy: Jimmy&Claire_uncrossed bridgescassiopeia7 on August 24th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Novakfest? Oh, I am SO there!! &hearts

Also? Sunblock is your FRIEND. ;) Sunburns are a pain in the, well, everything -- I hope you feel better soon. *gentle hugs*

ETA: Gimme one of those letter thingys, please. :)

Edited at 2011-08-24 11:37 am (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: NOMNOMjanie_tangerine on August 24th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)

the problem is that I had the white shirt, I had sunblock on and I stayed in the shade the entire time ;__; I think that I'm just wired for that. Sigh. <333

Sure! you get... M. :)
cassiopeia7: Calvin & Hobbes: Yay!cassiopeia7 on August 24th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
"M"? Oh, I am SO on that!

Hope you're feeling better. Less extra-crispy, at least. ;)

ETA: Yup, I signed up for the Novakfest. How could I not? :D

Edited at 2011-08-24 11:24 pm (UTC)
elliotsmelliot: GoT Jaimeelliotsmelliot on August 24th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)

Theon? I didn't read your explanation, but I trust that something happens after Clash of Kings to improve your opinion! I'm about 200 pages into Storm of Swords. I thought of you when Ribb finally make an appearance!

I hope your sunburn heals fast.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoif >> davosjanie_tangerine on August 24th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Indeed! He's back at some point later and he has the most amazing arc ever. Or anyway his arc is made of stuff that I apparently dig a lot. I think it's hard not to improve your opinion of him when that happens. ;) and oh, then you got to one of my favorites storylines in that series! (the one including the person in your icon. ;) ) and when Robb appeared in that book I felt like I was going out of an abstinence crisis...

I hope so too. :( also because since I'm here I'd like to go have a swim before I go back home..
Lou: Umagottalovev on August 24th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
those are excellent Ts!!! =D but Theon? I mean... I really need to get to ADWD :)

I'd turn of Uma too, you can be sure of that =D

I'm sorry you burned through the shirt! that's horrible. try to take the time to rest and relax, and I sure hope your books go the distance... (there is no bookstore? man!)

Edited at 2011-08-24 02:59 pm (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: kill bill >> bridejanie_tangerine on August 24th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
GET TO ADWD. THEON HAS THE BEST ARC EVER. And believe me, before that book I'd have never thought that I could love him as hard as I do. ;)

I'm predictable! ;)

Meh. The worst is that I got it while wearing a shirt, using the highest sunblock I could get and I didn't even have a swim that day. And yeah. No bookstores. I hope the five I have left last me enough...
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the female ghost of tom joad: booksjanie_tangerine on August 24th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re the letter: you get a D! :)

Re the rest: UGH. The only alternative is a newspaper shop, but it only sells cheap romance novels. *weeps* at least one of those books I have left is 700 pages long?
abbylover23: Misha golden glow all aroundabbylover23 on August 24th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
i could not live in a place far from a bookshop. i like going and getting lost in one regularly. were the books any good?

The Three Musketeers; SO MUCH LOVE.


i would do a great many things to see Tom Waits live. he'd be amazing. i can't admit how i discovered him because THAT is embarassing but yeah, he's wonderful.

BRB CRYING OVER ALL YOUR AWESOME T LETTERS. may i please have a letter? this is fun.
the female ghost of tom joad: misha = awesomejanie_tangerine on August 25th, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
I can't either, which is why I'm having pangs of OH DEAR GIVE ME A BOOKSHOP OR INTERNET SO I CAN GO ON AMAZON. ;) the books I read though were awesome! I'm planning on a rec post as soon as I'm done with the one I'm currently almost done with..


Also HEEE. I'd totally throw my heterosexuality out of the window for that woman, no need to think about it. ;)

Me too. :(( the last time he came to Italy he went to Milan only and I was broke, but next time I'm so there. And lol well I found him out because Rain Dogs was sold with the newspaper I usually buy and I thought I could give it a try, so while not embarrassing is probably very boring. ;)

My Ts are indeed awesome. ;) and I'll give you a S :D
halfdutch: Tom Waitshalfdutch on August 25th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks for the bday wishes, m'dear! :)

(And Tom Waits thanks you too!)
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on August 25th, 2011 09:55 am (UTC)
You're welcome! :D and HI TOM. *loves*
ozmissage: GoT. Robb. the young wolf.ozmissage on August 25th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
You are making me so curious about Theon. I took a break from ASOIAF to read The Magicians, but I'm going to have to get back to it ASAP.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoif >> robbjanie_tangerine on August 25th, 2011 09:55 am (UTC)
Theon's arc is a thing of beauty. I've been jonesing to rant about it for ages but no one in my FL has arrived there yet so I'll be here waiting for reactions. ;) it also might be that it's based on one of my favorite tropes ever but... his arc is a thing of beauty. (And it made me ship him and Robb in retrospective, kind of, which is still making me go like WTF.)
bold_seer: tv: twin peaks + team (zen)bold_seer on August 26th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
wearing one increases the attractiveness of whoever wears it by a whole lot of points

You don't say? I've just never thought of a coat like that. *cough* Awww, Theon.

the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> theonjanie_tangerine on August 27th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
You haven't? That makes me very surprised... ;)

Theon is probably the fictional character I'd like to hug most at the moment. Aw. <3