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17 April 2009 @ 05:15 pm
HAI! I hath returned from my self-exile brought on by my anger and unhappiness of being moved against my rather impressive will.

So, I'm revamping my journal at the moment. Which means a new layout for starters; I've already put up the new skin courtesy of xaddictionsx. I'll be making a new banner and probably tweaking the color scheme over the next week or so.

In short, Just Leave Me Your Stardust is going into construction mode and in the end, it might not even have the same name...
mood ring says : : rejuvenatedrejuvenated
boomboxin' : : "block rockin' beats" - chemical brothers
05 February 2009 @ 12:18 pm
Link To The Story Here

I’ll be honest, I read all four of Meyer’s books simply because once I start a series, I must finish it - no matter how many brain cells I’m sure I’m going to lose in the process. There were parts I enjoyed, but they were few and far between. When they announced the movie, I seriously put my head to my desk and banged it down several dozen times because I knew the absolute hysteria the fangirls would work themselves into would probably generate enough energy, if properly harnessed, to end the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.

I’m looking forward to FINALLY getting to read my mother’s massive King library (now that’s she has found it, but then regrettably had to pack it since we were moving) when they all finally come out of their boxes. Hell, I’ve enjoyed the movies that his books were made into and I’ve been told some of them were really, really bad. I prefer horror over romance and most of the people around me do too. Of course, everyone’s tastes are subjective and I will admit to rereading the first book (it was the best of the series, I think) simply because it has a crack-ish taste to it at times.

My friends and I regularly engage in TwiHate, bash-fests simply for the sport of who can come up with the best anti-Twilight stuff each month. It’s not because I truly hate the books or Meyer in anyway; it’s because I think they send the wrong message to girls and because honestly, the writing is kind of bad. When (heaven forbid!) Twilight is put in the same ring as any of the Harry Potter series, I visibly cringe because they are not in anyway on the same level in terms of plot depth, involvement in the character’s lives, and literary skill.

However, Meyer has written series of books that has gotten millions of teens and preteens that may not have ever read anything other than the back of a cereal box in their entire lives, to actually pick up a book on their own steam and read it because they want to. Therefore, we must take into consideration that the reason the books are so simply written is because she wrote them that way for the explicit purpose of creating easily comprehended books so teens whose reading skills are perhaps lacking would be able to understand them and enjoy them with little trouble. As I have not seen another example of her writing (other than The Host, which I haven’t read yet.) to compare for her true quality and skill level, I am unable to make a proper assessment.

So to get to the point of my very, very long comment, I agree with the idea of what King said, but not in the way he said it. I very much enjoy the fact that he has publically called her out on the quality of her writing and has compared her so-called “literary works of art” to Rowling’s beloved masterpieces.

Think about it, whose books do you think we’ll all still be reading in twenty years?
mood ring says : : creativecreative
boomboxin' : : "Hands Held High" - Linkin Park
01 January 2009 @ 08:40 pm
So It's a month and six days before my birthday. Who the fuck cares.


_ Pick your birth month.
_ Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you.
_ Bold (or italicize) the five-ten that best apply to you.
_ Copy to your own journal, with all twelve months under a lj-cut.
_ Tag 5 people from your friends list.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

Pass It On...Collapse )
mood ring says : : exhaustedexhausted
boomboxin' : : "City of Delusion" - Muse
05 November 2008 @ 09:42 am
At this particular moment in time, I can feel nothing but elation in the fact that my fellow voting Americans have taken the step to putting the hatred and fear-based political nonsense that have defined our past eight years behind us.

With President-Elect Barack Obama's very clear victory over Senator John McCain, it is clear that America wishes to move forward from our past and that we are ready to begin a new chapter in history. While these water will be untested for us all, we can only hope that they will lead us to a better and brighter future.
mood ring says : : ecstaticecstatic
boomboxin' : : "He Lays In The Reins" - Iron & Wine
12 October 2008 @ 11:43 am
01. Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
02. Paper Aeroplane - Angus & Julia Stone
03. Lover I Don't Have To Love - Bright Eyes
04. Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song) - Fiona Apple
05. When The War Came - The Decemberists
06. Under the Bright Lights - Empires
07. Get Free - The Vines
08. Disturbia - Rihanna
09. Question Existing - Rihanna
10. Around The Bend - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
11. Ooh La La - Goldfrapp
12. Timebomb - Beck
13. Sour Cherry - The Kills
14. Goreki - Lamb
15. Sound of Pulling Heaven Down - Blue October

It's pretty self-explanatory what this is. Maybe there will be art work for some playlists in the future, but I'm too busy and too lazy to do it now.
mood ring says : : artisticartistic
boomboxin' : : "Disturbia" - Rihanna