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Normally Celebrity deaths, even ones in my pet areas really don't do much to my brain. This one hit me.
Ray Bradbury died this morning.
There are very few books I can remember from my childhood other than the vague "yeah that was good" and some threads of the plot. Without looking (my copy is in someone's car) the first line of the first story after the prolog of illustrated man is
"John, I want you to take a look at the nursery"
I remember illustrated man so vividly, especially the "The Veldt." I must have read and/ or listend to my book on tap of it a dozen times. I remember bits of Martian Chronicles too. His worlds, his stories they shaped me as a person and as an author. Everything, except maybe my music, has been profoundly effected by this man's work. Hell, I wrote a tribute to him in high school.
What this man did for science fiction will be remembered for a very long time. He was one of the fathers, hell, one of the grandfathers, of the genere.
You have no Idea what you've done for us, Ray, may your spirt live on into infinity in your work and its long reaching effects. Here's to hoping we rub elbows some day out in the Summerlands.
I akgnoledge that people bitch. But if you're going to do it about me etiher do it all the way behind my back (so i don't hear it at all) or directly to my face.
New years resoltion: Don't take passive agressive bullshit from anyone
After much consternation I have a tumblr. I don't know that i'll really use it. Or maybe I'll use it alot. arinwolfe is my handle. hit me with yours. Even if you think I know it.
Dear russain LJers:
I don't speak russian. I don't *want* to speak russsian at this point. Unless we have a commonallity, don't bother friending me, you'll get banhammered. I cannot be clearer.
Уважаемые Россия пользователей Живого журнала:
Я не говорить Россию. Я не хочу * * говорить на русском языке в этой точке. Если у нас не общность, не беспокойтесь friendingменя, вы получите запрещены. Я не могу быть более четким.
That acaully goes for any spammers, or anyone else for that matter. I don't friend back without a) a commment here and/or b) a private message and/or C) knowing you/your host.
If i don't know who you are, NO LJ READING WILL BE HAD.
Alll you have to do is comment, its not hard. I tend to go "oh you're thus-and-such from place! YO! *friend*"
I am culling some journals from my flist if you've been cut i doubt you'llnotice its proably
1) you're compleatly inactive, no comments, no posts, nothing.
2)you've not got me friended.
I'm not online much anymore, except facebook and LJ. I don not forsee being online for great lenghts like i used to be in the near future. Most of the time I spend online is a) in the moning when i'm haing breakfast or b) while i'm working. I'm living with someone for a few months, i have a dog, and i'm trying to get my life sorted back out. I'm much easeir to reach on my LAND LINE as my cell is currently AWOL.
and if you're thinking "She might be bussy..." frankly, i might be bussy when yoou IM me too.
I'm unfrending poeple who haven't updated in a while
a) i know you are a "stalking journal"
b) you're a system mate of somone who does
c) i know you perosnally
if you're re surfacing from a long hatus please comment here and I'll re-freidn you.
I finaly watched the preview for Last house on the left, finaly noticed exacly how much of a pansy i'd been I've alsdo recently read it
I'm de-wimping myself. Good scary moives, throw em at me. However you deffine scary, dosn't need to be perse horror. but something that will make me twich a little.
before someone whips out thier saw 1-5 collection....
I'm a wimp about certain things others i just kinda go "wee intestines just went flying across the room!"
i will put a caviat on the following list: If the movie is *just that good* then, well, its just that good but put a "trigger warning" for lack of other word. Things like "yes this movie is about a guy who breaks into this lady's house rapes her and almost kills her, but it's got this epicly awsome twist ending and exclent story. Plus it has Brad pit and John Malkovich in it."(side bar: that woud have to be one *good movie* for me to w watch it.)
things susan do not want:
excesvie amoutns of weird violence t hat isn't story nessciary -- this is a soft limit for lack of other words, im find with "guts-go flying" but things like the Saw movies? I think i woudl pee and then bill you for cleaning my couch.
(i handeled EVent horizon but the *previews * for the saw films (and wheni stupidly read up on them) gave me twichies, however I plan on watching Seven)
I tend to be more scared (not in a good way)of "realisct" scary movies becaseu i'm a tiny little pixi and i live alone. While i can usualy say "okay precious settly your ass down, the evil clown won't eat you and you don't live in Darry Mane" i can't alwyas say "um the scary man won't breka into your house and kill you in your sleep" (neever you mind that i live on the sixth floor with three locks between me and t he outside word. and i will be geting a dog... never you mind that)
fantsy/ sciece fiction horror dosn't really *scare me* but i love it muchly.
examplels of things that scared me in a good way:
Cloverfield (shut up! there was a thing... and this tunnnel sceen.... and that noise they made thata litte *squedltyscee* noise.....)
Ring (i kinda sat there going DO NOT WANT CREAPY LADY)
blare witch projcet. (AHHHHHH, DO NOT WATN BE TRAPED IN WOODS)(that subgenra gets me every time)
so throw em at me kids, i know you've got them.
I am an omnivore, i tried to go veg briefly and got blinding headaches.
However, i've heard some bad things about consuming large amounts of red meat.
I don't eat per se large amounts of it, but i'm looking for things with similar nutrional value especially the iron/ protien and b-12
Heres the catch, i get *major* cravings for it. I also got phsically off(fatigue, i also have trouble focusing)when i don't eat red meat (chicken doesn't fly beleive me i've tired) for a long time.
(NB: this is not a diagnostics queston, more looking for food ideas)
I'm making another firend cut. the comments are disabled.
that is all, good night.
Maroon 5 and counting crows are coming to the marcus(millwalkie) the 28th of augst
*puppy eyes* anyone?
also they are coming to tinly park, IL sometime near then so anyone from either place/ the area wanna come
be my transpiration ? I can cover gas/ transporation costs and maybe some of the ticket prices as they may be pricy.
its almost six, my cab comes in a little over 30 minutes. I'm going to mexico for 10 days.
don't esplode the world while i'm gone
My computer is on my desk, the black one, the mini and 2ndary hardrive are in bedroom.
meg can have my exesize balls if i die.
so i was chatting with a friend of mine about back problems( she has rather nasty fybromalsia among other things) and mattresses, i mentioned that i have a temperpeidc mattress she linked me to this
wich inidcates that there are chemical toxicity problems associated with memory foam.
anyone else hear anything about this/ have any experience?
I love my mattress(its the only thing that keeps my back sane) and would hate to get rid of it ( i have no real symptoms that weren't there long befoer the mattress) but at the same time i don't want to be poisoning myself.
In an attempt to fix something, i compleatly broke my LJ Style/ theme.
how does one put in a custom banner and how does one customize colors? I could do this before they changed things.....
EDT: this i almost how i want it to look now if only i could make it two columb. Don't care enough to Keep hunting.