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the charmingest man
02 March 2011 @ 11:44 pm
I need to vent about writing for just a second. Don't mind me.

it's about to get self-indulgent up in hereCollapse )
and today's emotion is: aggravated
to the tune of: Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
the charmingest man
20 January 2011 @ 12:18 am
Hey folks! I'm sorry I've been so absent lately; if you've wondered where I was, the answer is threefold.

1. Tumblr
2. Packing up all my belongings, as I am
3. moving back to California.

I found a replacement! She's a really fun kid, my age, art student, cat owner. Her boyfriend bought me vodka for which I am eternally indebted to him, and they introduced me to their friends while eerisedda was off at conventions and the like. It was a good time, and I'm actually pretty bummed I only met them because I was leaving. But it'll be good to be home.

I have a lot of thoughts about leaving Boston. I'm... not really excited. I mean, I am, but mostly it's eclipsed by the sheer relief. These past months have been nothing but stress and frenzy even at their best, and while there have been good times, there were more bad times. I don't regret it, now that it's over, and I didn't always regret as it happened. I learned a lot of things I needed to learn. I think I'm a more capable person now. And it was good for me to be on my own for a while, as little as I enjoyed it. There's something to be said for going away to find yourself.

I don't like the thought of giving up. I don't like the unfinished business I'm leaving behind, or that I have a lot of friends I might not ever see again, or at least not for a long time. But it's not killing me. There are people I love here, some I know as well as I know pretty much anyone, some I've barely met twice. There are places I love and that have come to mean a lot to me. There are people who've helped me who don't even know it, who I couldn't possibly explain it to. And I might never meet them again, but somehow... I don't mind. I'm not quite sure how to explain it. But I've had closure in a weird way.

But I'm glad to be going home. And in a way that's how I know this is the right choice -- Boston never quite became home for me. I love this city, this coast, but I'm a west coast boy and no matter where I go that's not gonna change. I'll never love a city more than San Francisco. Not even four seasons and New York City can change that. Boston never stood a chance.

Anyway, my flight leaves at 8 tonight (less than four hours to go!) so next time you hear from me, it'll be from the other side of the country. As I said on Facebook, Boston, it's been real. Let's do this again sometime.
and today's emotion is: satisfied
to the tune of: Falling For the First Time - The Barenaked Ladies
the charmingest man
31 December 2010 @ 08:13 pm
So I'm really hooked on this show. I've been marathoning it for the past coupla days; I'm on the seventeenth episode now. And I might be, uh, writing long AU fic? Of the Abed/Troy variety? Yeah.

I wanted to ask, since I know there are a couple Community fans on my circle, would any of you be down for letting me babble about plot at you? My usual source is staunchly refusing to watch the show and while usually this wouldn't deter me, I'm still a little iffy on characterisation (also on how much of myself I'm letting bleed into it) and so. This would be a huge favour.

If you've not seen Community, I'd like to say I recommend it, but because it is so perfectly tailoured to me in so many ways I can't guarantee everyone else will have the same reaction to it. It's really funny, has a really adorable pseudo-surrogate-family vibe, and is super self-aware and meta (thank you, Abed). It hits my embarrassment squick sometimes, but not enough to impede my enjoyment of the show. There's enough gen moments to make the romance tolerable, and the characters grow and mature! Especially Jeff, who at first I despised and now I actually like.

I had more on this entry, but bus internet erased it and I didn't notice, and now I've forgotten. Oh well. Happy new year!
and today's emotion is: giddy
to the tune of: Victim of Love - The Eagles
the charmingest man
real fast: So say I wanted to get into Community but only really wanted to watch it for Abed and Troy. Are there any specific episodes that I should download, or am I likely to get a good dose of them in most episodes? I'm planning on watching it on the plane tomorrow and would like to watch something that will actually catch my interest.

I am sort of eating my own words, because last year when I was surfing Hulu I found the first episode of Community and tried watching it. But I gave up halfway through because I hated Jeff so much. And now I'm realising I should've stuck around for the rest of the cast. Then again -- possibly this is going to be one of those "this show is terrible but I love these characters but why am I watching it" kind of deals, and I'll regret this all over again.

Anyway. Episode recs?

(And, uh, sorry I've been so bad at communication. I've been busy a lot.)
the charmingest man
22 December 2010 @ 01:30 am
I am writing from the windy city of Chicago, where the temperature is just below freezing and ALL THE FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN DELAYED. Fortunately for my sleeping prospects, I've been given a complimentary room at the Marriott and a flight at godawful o'clock in the morning to San Francisco, and then I will be home and it will be all okay. For now: hot water! King-sized bed! Complimentary lobby internet!

More on this later; I'm gonna head back to the room soon and shower and crash. Just wanted to let you all know what's up, mostly because I am finding it increasingly hilarious. Or, well, it started being funny once I'd checked into the hotel and eaten something.
and today's emotion is: groggy
the charmingest man
17 December 2010 @ 05:34 am
Crossover vids I never knew I needed #58: Doctor Who and Fireman Sam!

found via [personal profile] gipsy_dreamer at [community profile] doctorwho
the charmingest man
12 December 2010 @ 03:34 pm
[personal profile] usullusa is compiling a list of Young Adult fiction that contains LGBTQ (and anything else under the umbrella, such as asexuality, intersex, polyamory, etc) themes. He'd really like some suggestions.

If you're going to contribute, he'd like the info in this order: Title; Author; Genre (if you know it); Age Group (if you know it); Kind of Queer Content (if you know it).
the charmingest man
06 December 2010 @ 12:32 pm
Just downloaded Thomas Dolby's two newest EPs, Oceana and Amerikana. I recommend them both if you are a fan of interesting music. He does really cool things with sounds that aren't necessarily meant to be musical and has some excellent arranging. And his lyrics range from fun to haunting and traverse the wide range of moods in between. He's been a musical fixture in my life for as long as I can remember, specifically his album The Flat Earth. But he's actually a really quality musician.

His two EPs are available for download at his official site, though for Amerikana you'll have to register at the message boards. Registration perfectly free, though, and they don't ask for any weird information. It was worth it for me. :D

If you're curious as to what he sounds like, here's a couple samples from earlier albums.

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the charmingest man
03 December 2010 @ 04:32 pm
I guess people are doing the "ten things I want for my holiday of choice" meme, which I always like because then I can make things for people. So here's mine, in hopes that it will help anyone who for whatever reason wants to give me a gift. :) Nothing is expected, anything is appreciated, etc etc.

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You should all post your own! :D
to the tune of: Christmas Lights - Coldplay