Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Things that shouldn't exist in the future...

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The folks over at Gamma Squad came up with an interesting list of things that shouldn't exist in the future but constantly show up in science fiction. Here's the list

  1. Ugly People
  2. Old People
  3. Dating should change
  4. Uncomfortable Pregnancies
  5. Old school weapons
Read the full article for the explanations.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Internet Fandoms

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Well I am a pride fangirl for two of them... I'm pretty sure, you know which two.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Listen to SpongeBob

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Montony

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Monotony by Langston Hughes

Today like yesterday
Tomorrow like today;
  The drip, drip, drip
      of montony
Is wearing my life away;
Today like yesterday,
Tomorrow like today.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A silent film made in 2011

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It's called The Artist and I want to see it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

So this exists...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men mash-up novel

not just in fanfiction... but from a real publisher. It's on my to-read list.

Source [reddit]

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

STOP SOPA AND PIPA

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Book Review: The Obedient Bride by Mary Balogh

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The Obedient Bride by Mary Balogh

This book made me wonder why I enjoy the Victorian/Regency era so much. It epitomized all the things which sucked about this era. The male dominant society (well, we still have that but not as much), the weak weepy women, the repression of emotions, sexual frustration and ignorance of women (lay back and think of England!) and the prevailing sense of duty, which shall/can forsake ones happiness.

Arabella, who considers herself fat and ugly agrees to marry Lord Geoffrey Astor sight unseen so that her family won't be poor. Even though she has an older and more beautiful sister who technically should marry first, but she takes the bullet and agrees. She takes this duty seriously but is constantly suffering from low self-esteem that she can barely speak to her husband. Eventually Arabella discovers her husband has a mistress and for some reason (her character development gave no hint she would act so empowered) she demands her husband stop seeing his mistress and declares their marriage a failure and will only continue out of duty. Lord Astor was cool with that because he's a man, and well, no woman will dictate how he should live his life... but then he realizes he has "actual" feelings for his wife...

I'm sure you can see where this is going.

Rating: 2/5

Monday, January 16, 2012

This Man...

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In January 2006 in New York, the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life.

That portrait lies forgotten on the psychiatrist's desk for a few days until one day another patient recognizes that face and says that the man has often visited him in his dreams. He also claims he has never seen that man in his waking life.

The psychiatrist decides to send the portrait to some of his colleagues that have patients with recurrent dreams. Within a few months, four patients recognize the man as a frequent presence in their own dreams. All the patients refer to him as THIS MAN.

From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world: Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Dehli, Moskow etc.

At the moment there is no ascertained relation or common trait among the people that have dreamed of seeing this man. Moreover, no living man has ever been recognized as resembling the man of the portrait by the people who have seen this man in their dreams.

Interesting... I've never dreamed of this man, but if he's giving out good advice, I welcome him.

Source [Ever Dream This Man]

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Virtues of being a nerd...

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Have you read his book yet? It's on my to-read list.

Source [we kill them all]

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Harry Potter is a Pimp

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Funny!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Whhhhhyyy...

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for reals...

Source [we will kill them all]

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I want...

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Image Source [Book Porn]

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Remember this sound?

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Man, I had a hardcore ICQ addition back in '97-98...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Loneliness

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"The existentialist school of thought views loneliness as the essence of being human. Each human being comes into the world alone, travels through life as a separate person, and ultimately dies alone. Coping with this, accepting it, and learning how to direct our own lives with some degree of grace and satisfaction is the human condition."

- Loneliness, Wikipedia entry

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happens to me all.the.time

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

“I need to borrow your car right quick.”

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Friday - a classic, fo' sure! There are so many great lines in this movie.

Image Source [Black Girls Rock]

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kate Winslet

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I am a fangirl for her.

Image Source [Suicide Blonde]

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

24 hours of Star Trek The Next Generation Engine Sounds

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The most amazing thing I found on the internet in the last couple months.



Here is a 24 hours long audio of the Star Trek The Next Generation ambient engine noise... seriously, great background or white noise.

Source [Suicide Blonde]

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Have I mentioned how much I love Bill Murray lately?

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 Well I do.

Bill and I should totally hook up in Tokyo and hang out for the weekend. Then when he leaves, he whispers in my ear and only I shall know... oh wait, that was a movie, right?


Image Source [Bohemea]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Saddest documentary trailer I've seen in a while...

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This is the saddest trailer for a documentary I've watched in a while. I guess the part where they explain her TV was on for 3 years hit me the hardest for some reason... I could just imagine that happening to me. I come home from work one day, and as usual, I sit on the couch, cut the TV on and place the laptop on my lap and commence browsing the web - and suddenly I'm dead, not to be found until 3 years later.

Okay, okay, I kinda doubt that would happen. My family would probably start to investigate but that doesn't mean it's still not an irrational fear I have!

Watch the trailer:



Would anyone miss you? Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of her life-- not even a photograph.

Interweaving interviews with imagined scenes from Joyce's life, Dreams of a Life is an imaginative, powerful, multilayered quest, and is not only a portrait of Joyce but a portrait of London in the eighties—the City, music, and race. It is a film about urban lives, contemporary life, and how, like Joyce, we are all different things to different people. It is about how little we may ever know each other, but nevertheless, how much we can love.

Source [She is King]

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

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And here's something to keep everything in perspective.
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