Monday, September 28, 2009

Like a train wreck but worse

So for some reason I am addicted to this Mackenzie Phillips story. It's horrible and not something that should capture my attention but it's like a V.C Andrew's story in which the abused kid gets to finally turn the tables.

I believe her too or at least, I'm not willing to not believe her and make Mackenzie out to be a villain.

The way her family is reacting is disgusting. See here:


And on another note, I'm spending way too much money on books. I also have to go food shopping and for the love of all that is holy, I need to finish Chapter 4!

Monday, September 14, 2009

What Am I? 15?

First of all, I'm not 15 years old so tell me why I like Taylor Swift. I need to feel less insane than I already do. She had me sold with "Teardrops on My Guitar"


I like country, but seriously TWEEN country. GAH.

September 15th...yee haw


Sept15th can't come fast enough.

First the new Dan Brown is coming out and while Brown is not exactly a Pulitzer worthy writer, his books are enough guilty pleasure for me to be excited. I have no idea what this book is about as the publisher has done a pretty good job of being as vague as all get out and just giving blurbs about the success of the writer and the series. I may or may not actually by this book in hardcover. We'll have to see how good the jacket sounds when I get my hands on a copy.


On another note, the video game WET is coming out and I have been waiting FOREVER for a video game that portrays a strong woman as a lead character who can kick ass and take names later. Lara Croft is the first video game heroine of that caliber but she was also drawn and depicted as a sex symbol. I want a girl who can shoot you in the head and shoot a glass of whisky as she is waiting for payment. First of all, this chick is hot but I wouldn't piss her off if I were you. From the Wiki page:


WET is an action game that combines shooting and swordplay with stylish acrobatics. The main character, Rubi, carries twin pistols (revolvers) and a sword, and can fire whilst jumping, sliding on her knees and running on walls. During these acrobatic actions, the game will enter slow motion, and she will automatically aim at a second enemy, allowing the player to shoot at two enemies at once. She can also combine her attacks, such as wall running off a person, or performing a sword uppercut while sliding. Racking up kills and collecting multiplier icons gains multipliers, which increase score and the rate at which Rubi regenerates health. Rubi can also regain health by finding bottles of whiskey; when activated, she takes a swig from the bottle, then throws the bottle into the air and shoots it.

In some sections of the game, Rubi's face will get covered in blood and she will go into a murderous rage. These sections are presented in noir style, with bold red, black and white visuals. Rubi's attacks become faster and stronger to fight against large amounts of enemies during these sections, and killing chains of enemies extends her psychotic fury. There are also motorway sections that feature shooting integrated with quick time events.

Also, Eliza Dushku is the voice of Rubi. Now, I'm not the world's biggest fan of Ms. Dushku's acting ability (I mean, pouting and yelling can only get you so far in my book) but I love her voice work.

So, two great notables coming out tomorrow - Make sure to check them out

Friday, September 11, 2009

State of Being....

I've decided to implement a new Blog Tag/Title called State of Being. Just a little update on my mood/emotions/feelings and other semi-therapeutic stuff that probably belongs on a LiveJournal (which I no longer use) or in a secret diary somewhere. But it's my site and I can do whatever the fuck I want to.

So.....to christen the new topic.

Sometimes I feel way to cranky for my own good. It's as if my body can no longer contain the sudden upswell of negative emotions and general pessimistic views that crowd my mind and body.

Is it because I didn't get enough sleep last night? Probably.

Is is because it's close to my 'woman's time'. Eh, maybe.

Is it because it's a shit day with dirty gray skies and cold rain? Yeah, I'd wager that could be the answer.

I find myself disliking anything that could be considered to be a bother. People that email that are normally pretty ok become quite the annoying idiot. Answers to questions that if they had just opened their eyes and looked, they would have found the answer. OR, the people that can do something themselves but don't want to because it may just be too beneath them.

Which in turn makes me want to scream and scratch and just in general not work with them.


This sort of ennui seems to consume me until something 'other' happens. A new book. Sunshine. A good review of a story. A great song. A LONG PERIOD OF STUPID PEOPLE LEAVING ME THE FUCK ALONE.


Now, I feel a little better.

Mood: Photobucket - Frustrated

Music - Venus vs Mars - Jay-z

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Schoolhouse Rock on Mr. O

One more thing. Just read this off of Rooji's website...and seriously, if you don't like words that are designed to motivate, inspire, relate and touch you as a parent, older sister/brother, grandparent or even as a student.

You need to stop. reading. now. Also, you might want to get your time machine fired up and head back to the supreme age of fascism because you sure as hell don't belong here.

Sing a song of sixpence...a pocket full of...

Florence and the Machine - Dog Days are Over

Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with her drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind
You cant carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

And i never wanted anything from you
Except everything you had and what was left after that too, oh
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the head
Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your loving, your loving behind
You cant carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

I can't embed the video for some reason but go and check her out.

On another note - I want to either write a video game storyline and/or do the music for a movie :)

Oh...and have my own graphic novel.

Ah....sweet dreams, they are in fact, made of these.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pop Quiz Hotshot

I'm also proud to announce that I've finished Ch. 3 of my story. Let's see if I can actually finish this damn thing.

On another note - I've become a Scrabble freak. It's ok though. I'm an English Major. It's supposed to be this way.

Short update tonight because Brahma and I have been playing Scrabble watching music videos and generally trying to get the husband to not fall asleep without me. Again.

Anyhoo. Work tomorrow. That's better than being eaten by Cthulhu, right?

And on that note. Beyonce or Shakira???

Let me know.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pray for my little toy gun

And let me be the first to announce that I finished chapter 2 in my 'zombie' story! I still chuckle when I say zombie story...lol.

Ok sorry. Anyway, things are progressing nicely in that sense. The chapter may have ended abruptly but those are things that can be fixed post-writing and therefore not something I need to worry about right now.


And now to celebrate - here is a recent book review from me to you.

Truly a strangely beautiful tale.

I couldn't put the book down and read it in one day. I squee'd at the end of it.

Love, honor, betrayal, confusion, myth and passion are all themes in this book.

We follow Percy, who is an outsider in both worlds, and the Guard who is set upon this Earth to protect the innocent. Their paths intermingle and wind together and at the heart of this story is love and trusting one's own heart.

Percy is the beautiful ugly duckling and Alexi is the tortured brooding Gothic hero. Perfect opposites of each other and both see something in the other that completes them. Is it fate or can love transcend even that?

The author delightfully borrows from "Beauty and the Beast", Greek Myths and "The Little Mermaid" (you'll see what I mean when you meet a character who is excellent with disguise ala the Sea Witch) and weaves them all together with history, mystery and romance.

It's a must read