It tuns out that according to the Facebook Match "Things That Attract Me" quiz, I am "Twins" with bekitty
and "Two of a Kind" with both jenni_talula
. Then again with only a small number of things to rank, it's probably not that surprising to get a few such matches even if everyone sorted randomly.
Listened to this interview
from Naomi Wolf (best known perhaps for The Beauty Myth
) about her new book The End of America
. There's nothing new in it, but it's a good review of history, and a discussion of the blueprint for dictatorship. (Thanks meesto
Watched a lot of season 2 Dexter
. Really enjoying it, it's great for us closet socio-paths to see a like-minded character as a TV show lead (Bones
is the other fun one). Y'know, although it might be rather scary for them, I think people who want to know what goes on in my head would learn a lot from Dexter's struggle to fit in.( some spoilery stuff if you haven't seen the first three episodes of season two )
Also really enjoying Heroes
now. The second season has finally hit it's stride, with people being pushed to their limits in all directions.
Bought tickets to London today. Bought tickets to DragonMeet last night via PayPal and arranged to pick them up via email with angusabranson
. So next weekend's schedule is now fixed. I arrive at London St Pancras (domestic)
at ten to seven Friday evening on an East Midlands service. Tell me where to go when I get there please, guys! Pub, club, restaurant, street vendor, whatever, but give me a street address!
Last Friday, as we were going to work, I'm pretty sure ( this stone owl )
on the roof of the school across the road from us, winked at me.
seemed to like "Alice" the T3 Guitar Hero
model, I'm sure he'll like this X-Box advertising campaign from Poland
, especially this (NSFW) "action shot"
I'm still listening to NMA's High
a lot, and while I know what they're really about, the lyrics of Nothing Dies Easy
are giving me theme ideas for Changeling games!
And nothing dies easy, it holds on until the end
It takes all of your power to push the blade in
The last glow in the ashes, a last spark in the eye
Breaking the glamour, breaking the spell
Breaking another bad part of myself
Breaking the glamour, breaking the spell, nothing dies easy
And, for the Mage players, if Drake wasn't dead, I think Wired
would have to be his theme song. Then again, for those that remember that far back, it could almost be something that Spyder would have done. I think I'm missing role-playing, let's hope the DragonMeet fix will tide me over till I get home.
Damn I'm missing not having a guitar with me. Tempted to buy a crappy one, and throw it away when I leave. But I find that hard. My guitar at home is a crappy one, but even so it's mine, and to me a guitar is like a sword is to a samurai. Heh, cheesy animé idea right there ! Re-do Bleach
but with musiicians and guitars. Sure Moorcock did something similar with the real-life band Hawkwind in Queens of Deleria
, and Truman's Grimjack played battle rock in the Demon Wars, but they
didn't do the guitar samurai thing! :)
Finally, while the song is actually talking about why there are suicide bombers and soldiers, the following lyrics seemed rather appropriate given what seraphs_folly
is working on (he says cryptically :) ).
There is something in us all that wants to surrender
To be guided through it all like star-eyed children
I am part of something I am one of the Chosen
Can you tell I'm alone with nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon except listen to music, watch TV and surf the web, and ramble on?
Enforced idleness is good for one thing though, I feel my batteries of "wanting to do things" charging. It's like forty days and nights in the desert, and like the album I'm listening to and the messiah in the dessert I am high above a desert. Admittedly, I am in the comfort of a penthouse apartment and the desert is a city full of people I don't know, and the chains that keep me here are of my own making, and there's not really a thing preventing me from getting royally pissed and going to a strip club, not a wife, not money, not fear, not morals, just a sense of asceticism and no real desire, a sense of being happy with what I have and the afterglow of a late night/early afternoon phone conversation with my lover.
I should stop this is already far too long.