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03 September 2010 @ 02:13 pm
I watched Legion yesterday and, well, the whole movie seemed to center around the notion that if humanity won't stop with the killing and the raping and the terrorizing, Paul Bettany will be forced to make out with his brother.

I kid you not.

You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he NEEDED...Collapse )
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02 July 2010 @ 05:35 pm
Holy shit, people, I survived! Four exams this week - 2 on Wed, 1 on Thur, and 1 today! Lolol

Things I thought about while taking these exams:
  • There was a question on my exam today: Why is it important to know about the different forms of drama and theater when analysing a drama? Uh... because... otherwise you wouldn't, you know, actually know shit? For serious, what is the answer to this? I was all "well, there are many different forms and they are all relevant LOL LET ME DAZZLE YOU WIT MAH KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARISTOTELIAN UNITY OF TIME, PLACE AND ACTION, BEYATCH!!!1! ALSO, BECKETT!" No, but really, what IS the answer?
  • Sometimes "taco" and "sangria" can actually be answers to srs bsns exam questions.
  • Name some characteristics of Welsh. I was sooo tempted to add a "the" in the question and put "They like sheep?"
  • Why does my mind make me write weird shit on caffeine? I was on a tangent about fucking CHEETOS at one point. AND IT MADE SENSE!
  • John Donne, you are a dirty old fart and I love you!
The other day, I was walking home with a friend, mildly drunk, and we passed by this café that had a painting of a nude woman. I told her, "I'll take my American friend here when she comes to visit and freak her the shit out and be all, look, NEKKID LADIEEES!" (yes, I actually said it spelled like that and in capslock) Just when the last syllable of LADIEEES came out of my mouth, I realized that one of my professors was sitting right there. He winked at us. I pretty much wanted to die, but then I remembered that he writes plays with elaborate stories about nipples in them, so I guess it's all good.
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27 June 2010 @ 03:47 pm
How concerned are you about global warming? Do you believe it's possible to reverse the climate trend?

Well, this pretty much ties in neatly with my last post.
Although I think that the current global warming trend is mostly man-made, that's really not the point. Perhaps it's our fault, perhaps it's some natural occurrence that happens regularly - it doesn't matter.

Most scientists agree that whether climate change will end up warming or cooling the earth significantly, in the long run, we're in deep shit. If the glaciers on Greenland, Alaska and the North Pole melt, we're pretty much screwed. The ocean level will rise significantly, and vast stretches of coastline will be underwater. And not just in places that are below sea level to begin with, like the Netherlands or Bangladesh, we're talking "normal" above-sea-level places. Of course the thing with coastlines is that they're often densely populated. 

My question here is can we really afford to take such risks? I think we should do whatever we can to stop this from happening, whether it's our fault this happened in the first place or not.

Also, hello? Even if global warming is a lie, a silly brain-wank thought up by some out-of-touch scientists with an ivory tower so far up their asses they see danger lurking behind every corner - what is wrong with using less fossil fuels?
  1. If America is not dependent on fossil fuel from overseas, many conflicts in the middle east could be avoided or at least dealt with differently. What do you think is gonna happen now that it turned out Afghanistan is sitting on a shit ton of resources? 
  2. Not only have tons of studies shown it, it is also common sense: fossil fuel deposits are not infinite. At some point they're gonna run out. And we need them not just for transportation - crude oil is even used in medications. So how about we conserve what little we have of the stuff FOR NOT DYING?
  3. Money. Unless you're a Louisiana pelican, oil is not free. So, for the average person, it would make lots of sense to conserve energy just because that means SAVING MONEY, PEOPLE. And I'm not talking giving up oil completely - turns out that refining the lithium used in top-notch batteries that power electric cars etc. IS MUCH MORE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT THAN OIL. So how about for now we focus on making the good old combustion engine really efficient? I know steps have been taken in this direction, but I don't think they're enough.
So in conclusion: save money. Turn off appliances you don't need, by energy-efficient stuff if possible, save energy. Not for others, not for the planet, but for yourself - saving energy equals saving money. And what's wrong with that?
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21 June 2010 @ 06:47 pm
I've tried, I really have, to buy local, organic products whenever possible. Not just because it's only fair to support the farmers who produced the stuff, but also because I don't want to pump my body full with hormones, antibiotics or weedkillers, thank you very much. But you know what? I give up. I now shop at the local discount supermarket because the stuff is half to TWO THIRDS less expensive than at regular supermarkets. There's no discernible difference in quality and, come on, I'm a starving student living on my own and I need to make ends meet each moth.

It's not that I don't know under what terrible, inhumane circumstances the tomatoes I buy were farmed. Just look at the south of Spain and the related problems. The problem is, what do I do about it? I don't have money, I don't have influence, so what can I do? No, seriously, this is not a rhetorical question. I'm all out of ideas.

And even if I were to only buy local, organic produce, recycled my trash, used energy-saving light bulbs and, idk, keep a sheep on the balcony to knit my own clothes out of its wool, would it matter? In the big picture? If everyone did it, yes. And I know, if everyone says that, nothing gets done - but that's a silly argument. Even if everybody in the developed world behaved like a good, green citizen, that doesn't mean that most people in Asia, South America of Africa have the luxury to do the same.

Also, this whole "take one fewer napkin at Starbucks and alleviate your guilt for the day" mentality seems to be very prevalent right now. "Yes, I got this cup holder at a fair trade store; it was handmade by Ethiopian widows. Now if you'll excuse me I need to get right back in my humvee." It seems that right now, being "green" is just... a lifestyle accessory type of thing you do because it's fashionable at the moment. Somehow, this bothers me more than people just being ignorant; it's like a mix between ignorance and condescending do-goodery that just drives me nuts. But then again, am I really that much better? All I've ever done that can vaguely be categorized as "planet-saving/not-exploiting-people" related activities have come down to buying stuff with a shiny "not tested on animals" or "all proceeds go to dyslexic orangutans" label.

I'm sorry for this rambling piece of eco-guilt I've just sprayed all over your nice internet. If anyone has any thoughts on how to deal with it in a better way, or just wants to call me a leftist envirocunt, please go ahead.
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11 June 2010 @ 11:23 pm
Okay, I know I haven't posted in AGES. Here's a quick update:

  • I performed in an adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando. It was awesome (even though on the opening night I had a fever of 40°C/104°F. HAHA THAT WAS INTERESTING)
  • Also, my mom is awesome at fundraising and single-handedly got us about 600 Euros for our production. We're not called the Penisless Pennyless Players for nothing.
  • I am still trying to beat Arabic into a manageable pulp. The score so far - Me: 0.5, Arabic:  ∞.
  • The Boyfriend and I are steadily approaching the Year line. Scary. Scaaaaaary. Seriously, I don't do relationships, I don't feel comfortable in them and right now, I actually kinda feel like breaking up just for the sake of... idk not having  "real" proper relationship, even if I love him to bits, the idiot.
  • My dog is insane. About a month ago, she was so happy to see me, she jumped right INTO A FUCKING WALL and knocked one of her lower canines out. The vet then had to pull the remaining tooth-stump out, which meant surgery, which meant adorably wobbly doggy for about a day and a half.
  • I had a VERY nice time at the LGBT Uni party. I WANT TO BE SINGLE AGAIN ASDFKJHDAMMIT!!!!
  • Seriously, nobody bashes Stephen Fry when I'm around. That guy pretty much saved my goddammed life, bent nose or not. And he has more girls lining up for him than you ever will, Mr. Boyfriend. Not to mention the boys. Lol, Brighton - it will never stop being funny that you had drunken buttsex under the pier.
  • Merlin is still hot and I can't wait for season 3.
  • Thank God there's new eps of Lie to Me. Mmmmh, Tim Roth.
  • The Van Gogh ep was the first really good one of the new Who - in the good ole days, it used to be about humans and their flawed brilliance as much as it was about aliens and things going boom. Not that I don't like it when things go boom, I'm just sayin'.
  • Speaking o things not going boom, The Soloist is a wonderful movie. Finally, a movie with homeless people in it that's not just misery porn and "oh dear, look at those poor bastards and their bleak, bleak world!" Seriously, if you like music at all, watch this movie. Also, Robert Downey Jr.'s face getting all bashed in in the first 5 minutes and he then runs around delightfully scruffy for the rest of the movie.
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18 February 2010 @ 07:14 pm
No, I am not dead, I'm even feeling pretty good right now.

I have managed to break down The Language of Doom (Arabic) into reasonably-sized chunks and am well on my way to WORLD DOMINAYSHUN mastering the language. And I can say "I like chicken", which is awesome. Now I only need "my hovercraft is full of eels" and I'm a happy camper.

I'm also making progress in domesticating this strange five-year-old boy I've seem to have acquired 7 months ago (he claims to be 20 and my boyfriend but I don't believe a word of it). He's even potty trained and all!

Also, in completely unrelated news, I made my boyfriend watch Sherlock Holmes with me and I just kept going on and on and on about how they're totally gaymarried!!1! He then said I only like movies with teh gayzorz, which is obviously not true, as you can see by the following list I have compiled for absolutely no reason and great justice:

I like:
  • American Beauty disqualified because it DOES contain teh ghey whoops
  • Finding Neverland
  • L.A. Confidential *lalalala I cannot hear you, rest of the internet* this is the ONE movie I refuse to view through slash goggles
  • Napoleon Dynamite upon reflection, this movie contains massive levels of gayness
  • um.... at least there's 2! That's more than nothing!

Also... uh. This was actually just a quick drive-by post. I'll be back when I have something real to talk about
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18 January 2010 @ 07:25 pm
Arabic exam OF DOOM next Wednesday!


The good news: turns out that if you attended every lesson and handed in most homework assignments you're more or less safe.

The bad news: I did neither of those things.

The good news: If I fail I might still be allowed to continue on to next term's class.

*le sigh*
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14 January 2010 @ 05:40 pm
Arabic is out to kill me! Hate! So much hate!

(-- not for the language but for my professor.)

And for the last couple of days I've been so. fucking. tired. For no reason at all. I'm just completely exhausted and unable to get anything done.
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07 January 2010 @ 12:33 am
Okay, things I've found in my boyfriend's ipod and that do not make me question his heterosexuality one bit:

  • A playlist full of pokemon songs. And not just the pokerap. Which is cool
  • Enrique fucking Iglesias
  • Modern Talking:

  • Gloria Estefan
  • The intro to Wedding Peach:

I mean. Seriously? Wedding Peach? I don't even. 
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25 December 2009 @ 02:13 am
Well, well, well. It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been away from the internet - and life - for quite a bit now, thanks to my job taking over my life. But I won't be working there next year, so I hope my grades and social life will improve marginally.

Okay, so rl-update?

Guess who has a boyfriend? And guess who's had a boyfriend for almost six months now but somehow never got around to mentioning it online? Well. It's all very weird and surreal for the both of us. Especially since we each only gave it 1-2 months and, well, here we are, steadily approaching the six months line. We already agreed to get absolutely wasted should we actually make it that long. And yet this relationship is oddly... easy. I mean, he gets on my nerves like hell sometimes but it's kinda like... hanging out with a good friend who you also get to screw? Which is not bad. And I'm really surprised at how well all this is working out, especially since there was no "butterflies" phase in the beginning and now we're even talking about perhaps moving in together one day :o I still have this OH HOES! STABLE RELATIONSHIP! MUST RUN!!! instinct in the back of my head, but the fact that our "relationship" is rather unconventional at best helps keep it down.

As far as my job at LUSH is concerned, I won't stay on after my contract expires. I loved the work itself, don't get me wrong, but there were some things happening that were just not cool. Anyway, I'm glad I'll have more time for myself and uni, especially since I'LL BE TAKING ON A THIRD LANGUAGE NEXT FALL - ITALIAN! WOOT!

Oh, and I already posted about most of my English department being mad Merlin fans, right? Now it gets even better: turns out my boyfriend is is a mad Hugh Laurie fan (and fancies him a bit too XD) and after watching THREE CLIPS of A Bit of Fry and Laurie texted me "Could it be that Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry had an affair once?" This is so far beyond awesome that I can't even begin to describe it. He also knows i have the hots for Oscar Wilde and Stephen Fry even if I haven't quite explained how I feel like Stephen Fry saved my life and I am therefore deeply indebted to this wonderful man.

What else? Arabic still sucks. Well, not Arabic itself, I still love it and everything, but my teachers are CRAZY. I'm taking private lessons from a wonderfully patient Saudi Arabian guy who motivates me to see this shit through until I get more qualified teachers.

The bipolarness has been somehow in check lately, some of it due to my work (I apparently need stress to be happy) but mostly due to my boyfriend, who turned out to be surprisingly mature and supportive - or, well, he tries, but it's a genuine attempt.

Other than that? Idk. Oh, I got a shiny new camera for Christmas, a Canon Powershot and an interactive QI dvd. Sadly, even though we ordered on December 3rd something went wrong and it hasn't arrived yet :(
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