September 26th, 2009

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[books and movies] The Last Vampire series rereleased, Pandorum question

Christopher Pike's The Last Vampire series has been rereleased under the title Thirst. Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice and Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, Creatures of Forever.

My collection of the series is incomplete, so I might buy these new collections. I like them.

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Today my goals are to write two articles for the newspaper, pick up my holds at the public library, write the review of Vampire Diaries 1.03, and finally finish unpacking from this summer. Yeah, I've been back four weeks and still haven't finished unpacking. I rock.

Let's see how much I get done today, considering I'm still feeling pretty shaky and exhausted and ill. (Exhausted even though I slept most of the day yesterday in an ill, medicated haze. Good times.)

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Has anyone seen Pandorum? Can you tell me if any of it is done via first-person camera angles?
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[rage] sexuality and decorations

Charlies & Marie have these Park Planters.

Here's the description from the website:
OK, so you live in the city, and there's a park in the neighborhood and every once in a while you take a stroll. And because your park is no different than any other park in any other metropolitan city, it attracts all kinds of people. Some normal, like you, some weird, and some, well, let's just not go there now…

But actually, that's exactly where Tristan Zimmermann, designer extraordinaire went. Drawing inspiration from the bonsai, the Park Planters were created to elevate the common household plant to the status of full grown tree. The potted plant becomes the backdrop for an urban park scene. This is the first in a series of two different park scenes investigating the dark side of the park, the stuff that happens when the sun goes down and you're not supposed to play in the park any more. You'll find a lost salesman, a flasher a gay couple and a mugger, with no two scenes being alike ensuring the autonomy of each piece. Beautifully crafted out of porcelain each set contains a plate, the planter base and two parts of the lid, one blank and one with the scene of your choice.

The entire planter is 6.5" high and 6.5" x 6.5" wide (at the top) - 16,5 x 16,5 x 16,5 cm - and made out of off white porcelain. Get all 4 and recreate your local park in your apartment.

And, okay, it's kind of cute. I like things that aren't all that sexual being transformed into something subtly sexual (or not so subtly), but that's not the point here. The point here is that I am bothered by equating a gay couple with a mugger. (To a lesser extent, I'm also bothered by equating a gay couple with a flasher. The salesman is less problematic, except a salesman is frequently annoying in media and also, lost. Confused. The big problem is the gay couple and the mugger.)
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    still sick, also frustrated
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[life] books and crazy brain

karenhealey blogged about some books she purchased. I recognized one of the covers ( because I just read it) and started to leave a comment. Then - well, here you go.

I just read Vacations from Hell the other day because earlier this year I read Prom Nights from Hell and really enjoyed it.

So funny story. I started this comment and then went to check my Books Read lists to make sure I had the title and date read correct and apparently I have never read this, because I don't recognize any of the stories mentioned in the synopsis on Amazon, I'm pretty sure I would remember reading a short story by Stephenie Meyer, and I can't find it on any of my Books Read lists.

So basically, I imagined reading this book. And apparently it had totally different stories in it - or, at least not the Meyer story.

Oh, crazy brain, so freaky.


Yeah. I don't really have anything else to say to that. False memories and big blank spaces have been happening more frequently these days. Though big blank spaces doesn't really describe it well, because you'd think I would notice a big blank space, but no, most of the time I learn about these things because someone will tell me, Carla, don't you remember when we did this or talked about that, and I say, You're making shit up. To make things worse, I don't know if this is a part of the bipolar (you know, losing things in the mood swings) or something else. My bet is on something else.

I went in search of a quote while writing this part of it, and at least this time I remembered correctly.

"It must be a terrible thing not to be able to trust your own mind." from Fringe season one

Yeah.

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I am not sure how I can go to the library multiple times in one week and still walk out with 30+ books each time. Mostly YA fiction. Mostly found after less than 10 minutes in the section. (Well, this time about half the books were werewolf books I requested online, but generally I find the books I want by browsing.) The librarians are starting to know me, and I only talk to them when I have trouble checking out a book (because I break electronic things frequently), so not even once every trip.

I miss getting to buy all the books I want, but I'll graduate soon enough and can start putting the books I liked (and that's most of them, let's be honest, even books I find problematic I frequently enjoy) into my personal library.
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