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And it's wonderful and fantastic and I can't believe how zen I've been about the whole thing. The only time I freaked a little was a couple of hours before signing. Other than that - cool as a cucumber. I normally worry about everything. It's a problem. But with this apartment - not much of a problem at all, despite the buttload of money I'll need to pay for it. I really like being this carefree, confident person. I wonder how long I can keep it up.

my father

Apr. 28th, 2013 10:30 pm
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A couple of days ago my father and I went birthday shopping for my niece/his granddaughter, who's turning two, and he immediately zeroed in on a pair of dark grey cargo-like pants that'll be perfect for playing outside. It didn't even occur to him to look in the frilly dressy girl section of the shop. I helped him find a really cute sweatshirt type jacket to go with it, and that was that. Ten minutes of looking and goal successfully accomplished.

I love so much that he doesn't really see her as a girl at all, but as a child first. I have still never seen him treat her any different than her boy cousins and it makes me so happy. And he's not even very aware of gender and feminism and all that stuff. He just innately seems to get it.

My father is the best.

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I bid on a very nice flat last week, but I lost it. When the bidding reached a certain amount I started to feel uncomfortable and bowed out. It was interesting to actually feel in my gut when I reached my limit. And it's a strange thing, having done something so big (for me) and still feel completely at peace with the (negative) outcome.

dating

Feb. 24th, 2013 10:44 pm
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I went on a date today, and it was nice enough, and the guy was nice enough, but I felt nothing. No connection, no spark, no interest in seeing him again. It was sad. I don't look forward to telling him there won't be a second date. Ugh.
loukasenna: (drankit)
Great insight into Sam and Dean and why they can't seem to stop hurting each other, by spncleanexxbrand.

By the way, as far as I can tell, Sam and Dean's relationship is the arc this season. If I'm right, this is going to be glorious.

fan fiction

Dec. 3rd, 2012 08:57 pm
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This defense of fanfic by [personal profile] bookshop is brilliant.
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I often get teary watching tv, but honest to god crying? Never. And then Read more )
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Intriguing meta (including comments) on season 8 SPN by [personal profile] msdori. I thought Carver were just gently poking us with the "playing with perception" thing, but now I think maybe they're going to drive the point home with a sledgehammer instead. And I really hope they do. I hope they slam us so hard SPN fandom will never be the same again.
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Yes, I am Swedish actually. Thanks. Yes, very proud. Well no, we're not all tall and blond, as, you know, evidenced by me right now. No, no, the suicide rate is the same as in comparable countries as far as I know, maybe even a little lower. No, the Swedish Chef from the Muppets doesn't actually speak Swedish. No, there are no raindeer in the streets. Or polar bears. No, we're not excessively promiscuous. Yes, of course most of us know who our father is. We're not morons. We're no different than ...
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.....

Actually, you know what? I just lied to you. I lied and I lied, and then I lied some more. Sorry about that. I am actually blond. As blond as anything. This? Hair dye. Gotta change it up sometimes, know what I mean? And the suicide rate, oh boy, did you know that almost 50% of us kill ourselves every year? Yeah, I know, it's insane. A miracle there are any of us left, really. Oh, and I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. The Swedish Chef is actually reciting wellknown Swedish poetry while cooking and throwing things about. It's a beautiful thing and brings tears of joy to the eye of every Swede who hears him. Also, now that you bring it up, do you have any idea how sick I am of the fucking raindeer? I mean, you can hardly turn around in this country without bumping into another raindeer. Not to mention the goddamn polar bears. If I had a krona for every polar bear that tried to eat my shoes I'd be swimming in money right now. No, seriously. Oh, and I meant to say, I'd love to fuck you, really I would. Right now if I could, but unfortunately I'm recovering from an STD and gotta be careful for a little while. Yeah, you know how it is. Life's a bitch. But what do you say? Raincheck?
loukasenna: (drankit)
A very cool perspective of Sam's motives in SPN 8x03 "Heartache", written by [personal profile] maraceles.

spn 8x01

Oct. 5th, 2012 11:35 pm
loukasenna: (salt&burn)
Because I agree with pretty much everything she says here, I'm linking to [personal profile] mollyamory's reaction post for the season premiere. Yeah, I'm that original. Shut up.
loukasenna: (mary)
So happy our journalists, Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, are home again after being imprisoned in Ethiopia for fourteen months. After seeing their press conference yesterday and hearing them talk about journalism and the plight of fellow journalists in Ethiopia, I admire them even more. Also, their friendship and loyalty to each other seems to be what kept them sane and safe.

But then they said it would be hard not to be together anymore, and Johan said he would probably have to go home to Martin and his wife and get inbetween them in bed.

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And now I just want to go find fanfic about them.

Dammit.
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After that interview with Carver, I'm starting to have some serious Orpheus (Sam) and Eurydice (Dean) thoughts. Because what if not looking for Dean is how Sam gets him out of purgatory? Okay, it's not technically how the myth goes, but it would fit with the whole "this season people might think one way about one of the brothers in the beginning. Again, it goes along with perception. [...] What you think might be a bad thing - I don't think you'll think that as the season goes on. We are playing with expectations" thing Carver is saying. Anyway, I'm intrigued.
loukasenna: (infrench)
This interview with Jeremy Carver about SPN season 8 is making me happy. What a genius idea to play with perception and expectations at this point in the show, after seven years of complicated canon and backstory. I would love to not be able to trust anything that happens for at least the first half of the season, and then possibly see everything turned on its head. I want to be surprised again. I'm old enough to hardly ever be surprised by anything anymore and I miss it! Also, show needs to shed its skin a little bit, and this might possibly be a way to do that.
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"Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars, that exploded their chemically enriched guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we're all connected. To each other - biologically, to the earth - chemically, and to the rest of the universe - atomically. [...] It's not that we're better than the universe, we're part of the universe. We're in the universe and the universe is in us."

-- Neil deGrasse Tyson (4:26 into this video)
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was Eli Gold's face when he said, "I'm pliable. So. Ply me", to a rival crisis manager who was hitting on him rather aggressively and disingenuously.

Which is a little bit confusing actually, because I don't find him that attractive.
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The good news keep piling on today, and it makes me all tingly inside :)

ACTA was resoundingly crushed in the European Parliament. If there's any justice in the world this piece of shit legislation is now dead and gone and we'll never have to deal with the likes of it or SOPA ever again.

They maybe possibly probably found the Higgs particle at Cern. This is really big (bang). Ha.

Egyptian Ahmed Agiza has finally been given permanent citizenship in Sweden. In 2001 we turned this man over to CIA agents for suspected "terrorism". They flew him back to Egypt, where he was then tortured and imprisoned for ten years. The fact that he was innocent didn't matter one bit. In short, we owe him the fucking moon, but I suppose a citizenship will have to do.

baby

May. 18th, 2012 09:12 pm
loukasenna: (salt&burn)

I love this show.

loukasenna: (mary)
Oh, how I love that woman. I like Good Wife for many reasons, mainly all the excellent writing and fantastic women characters, but I just adore Diane Lockhart. I want to be Diane Lockhart when I grow up. Her laughter is the best thing you will ever hear and she has more class than an entire House of Lords (and Ladies). I've always had a soft spot for Christine Baranski, well, at least since ... Cybill, I think? but now my love for her is bordering on the ridiculous. Yet I feel no shame. The woman is just that amazing.

loukasenna: (infrench)
I pray the election of Hollande in France means we'll finally start to move away from the conservative right domination of Europe we've had for years now. Seriously, they've had their chance and Europe is going down the toilet.

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