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Aug. 7th, 2008

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Your result for Test Who You Are in the Steampunk Ether City of Salmagundi...

Chief Inspector Dominique Cerys (the Detective)

70% Cerys, 60% Ras, 20% Bell, 45% Wilde, 32% LeClerc, 27% Kendrick and 13% Fuzzy!

You are Chief Inspector Dominique Cerys, of the Salmagundi Legion of Peace. You are the ranking officer of the Legion’s Special Investigations Department, which means you get to deal with anything and everything the rest of the police force can’t handle. Unlike most other ranking Legion officers, you refuse to take bribes, and you accept the radical idea that everyone should be equal before the Law. Not surprisingly, this gets you into a lot of trouble with your superiors. You’re tough, hard working, and used to doing a dangerous and thankless job. For you, risking life and limb to protect Salmagundi from terrorists, madmen, cults, and demons, and then being reprimanded for it, is all in a day’s work.

Intrigued? Learn more about G. D. Falksen's Salmagundi and the Cities of Ether here

Take Test Who You Are in the Steampunk Ether City of Salmagundi at HelloQuizzy

Jul. 6th, 2008

MohinderSleepy just-katarin

An update on my schnozz

I went in this morning at 9am to see Dr. Robichaud, the Ear/Nose/Throat guy. He was also a very good-looking man. His young intern, Brendan, was freakin' smoking hot. What the hell? When did this hospital turn into a televised drama of ridiculously good-looking people? In my mind I kept flipping between Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy. Scrubs sort of won.

So, he checked me over, all the while explaining everything to his intern. My nose may be still slightly bent to the right, and my septum is shifted to the left. He pushed it back in place, and made me lean back until all the stars in my vision were gone, and gave me a prescription for T3s. Whoo! Still waiting for those to kick in. I have to keep the ice on it for a few days yet, and my stitch should come out by Thursday. By then, with the help of my really amazing makeup, it'll be just a little large-looking.

Now, I am obviously not going to finish Anna Valerious for Polaris. It's pretty impossible, also considering the course work I haven't done in the last day and a half. My assignment is due Tuesday, the second due Thursday. Here is where I need help in choosing alternates.

6. Other suggestions for something easy/low maintenance/sort of recognizable?

Most things are welcome, even past costumes (like the Zatanna). However, some I cannot do anymore, due to weight gain and not fitting into the stupid thing anymore -- pretty much all the spandex ones.

Jul. 5th, 2008

MohinderSleepy just-katarin

I break things with my face, also.

I was at my parents', watering their plants, because it was hot and they were going to die, since they're gone for the weekend. The hose got caught around a bush, so I yanked on it. I lost my footing, slipped on the pavement surrounding the pool, and started to go down. I did some sort of contorting thing in the air, because somehow I decided I would catch myself on the edge instead of falling in the pool. Note: if this ever happens to you, just fall in the damn pool. I fall feet first and backwards, but not before my left thigh and left hand get scraped to hell, and I bash my nose, hard, on the cement. This was followed by me screaming bloody murder as I dangle from the side of the pool, nose gushing blood. It shall be noted that my parents live in the suburbs, and there were people out and around on a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon. No one called over the fence, nothing. No one came to help me as I bled out, hanging by the side of the pool with one torn-up hand. They're all assholes.

Because it is me, I did what is natural. I hauled myself out of the pool (still wailing), and took the hose to clean off the cement. My parents would flip if their cement was covered in blood. Then I went inside, locking the door behind me. I stripped out of the wet clothes and put them in the dryer. Then I went back upstairs to get an old t-shirt, and a pair of shorts. I had to borrow my dad's, since apparently we have the same waist size. (That sucks, by the way.) Then I rechecked the mirror, freaked out a little more, then calmed down to call an ambulance. I got my purse from the car, made sure my windows were up and the car locked, then I called Knight at work, and was on the phone with him until the ambulance arrived.

I waited for hours before being brought into the suture room. I was still bleeding. In fact, during this process I had gone through two ice packs until they were warm, and was bleeding for about six hours before I got ONE STITCH put in my nose. There were x-rays, and it was determined, yes, it is broken. The good news is that my doctor was young and good-looking, almost a ringer for Clooney in his ER days. It was fitting that it WAS the ER, too. Other than that, the General has a tendency to not have a clue what anybody else is doing. Ever. The lady next to me, who was there since 10, had shattered her wrist, and they were sending her for surgery. They doped her up on morphine (I wanted some too, looked fun), and then lost her chart. They lost her chart for almost an hour. Such is the beauty of not communicating.

When I finally got out of there 8 hours later, I took a cab back to my parents' place, got my car, had a goddamned cheeseburger because if it makes Tony Stark feel better, it just might help me, and drove back to the Falls.

So, that was my day. How was yours?

Jun. 15th, 2008

Doctor Shakespeare Academics lay_of_luth

Othello: The Tragedy of the Moor (2008)

I'm currently watching this CBC movie, as it's airing. First commercial break, and here are some opinions:

1. Some of the actors cannot get their mouths around the language, and it makes for entirely wooden acting. Upon remarking that I haven't read this since probably Grade 12, I saw a bit of acting from the soldiers that looked like it WAS from Grade 12. The costume design is muddled, and looks to be borrowed from the Stratford costume shop: a little from this era, a little from that. Mostly, it's just meh, but for a few standouts.

Othello (Carlo Rota, who is known for his work in Little Mosque on the Prairie) is good. Really good. Too good for this, really. He's genuine and likeable, and the emotions play across his face so easily, that he can quickly turn from the loving, doting husband to the military general with the temper. Iago (Matthew Deslippe) is very slimy and manipulative, as he should be. He is bawdy and brash, and quiet and cunning, and full of rage. Graham Abbey, the mainstay of the mainstage at Stratford, plays Cassio. Nothing really new from Mr. Abbey, but he's been doing this professionally for ten years plus. Christine Horne, right now, is not outstanding as Desdemona, but she is sincere.

The one thing that they are leaning on is the machinations of Iago, as they do tend to drive the action of the play. They amp up the affectation of the use of "honest" a lot, and the camera tends to linger on Iago when that word is said, since he has such an "honest" face. Deslippe plays it so well, but doesn't mug to the camera, which is a credit to him. While the supporting cast is weak, the leads are strong; it still doesn't balance thoroughly. The direction isn't very subtle, but then it can't be for most audiences. They need to be very blunt with the voiceover of Desdemona's father, repeating her deception of him. Then there's the visions Othello keeps seeing, of his wife and Cassio going at it in his bed, which are visibly driving him mad. Though, so soon he's TOO crazy. Only for Rota's ability to do it, would it be far too over the top.

Wow, Iago's got the mouth on him. I had forgotten that, or maybe back then I couldn't get all the bawdy references. And hey, the references to men in the barracks being very cozy in close quarters.

This review has gone by the wayside. There's a storm outside, and the TV keeps getting fuzzy. I should get off the internet.
Bella evil classy

Summersteam: come join the steamy fun!

Hey all! There's this community, summersteam, and it's all about steamy romance, Harlequin-style stuff. The catch? There are twenty-six plots, one for every letter of the alphabet, and five wild cards. This year the theme is Romantic Movies. It's been quiet lately, but I'm hoping it heats up soon. So, come join, seize a plot, get you favourite fandom, pairing, whatever, and go to town!

May. 28th, 2008

Coffee pixie

I can has cheezstakes?

May. 13th, 2008

Coffee pixie


This article is a good starter. Though, the links within it lead to much more interesting places, like The Willows, a magazine featuring "classic style weird fiction" and also has steampunk horror fiction. Worth a look.

Apr. 21st, 2008

Coffee pixie

Desperately needed for levity...

Because I'm bashing my head against a wall.

What type of Fae are you?

Apr. 9th, 2008



Dialect meme, stolen from quicksilvermad

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: creek

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: shopping cart

3. A metal container to carry a meal in: lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people: couch, or the futon (there are both in the living room)

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: eavestrough

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening: porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: pop

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: pancake

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: sub

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach: swim trunks

12. Shoes worn for sports: running shoes

13. Putting a room in order: cleaning

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: firefly

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: potato bug

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down: see-saw

17. How do you eat your pizza?: It is cut into triangular slices and I eat one at a time, point side first.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?: garage sale

19. What's the evening meal?: dinner

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?: basement (or in my case, home)

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?: water fountain


You can only answer with 1 word, stolen from xenaclone

1. Where is your cell phone? here

2. Your significant other? playing

3. Your hair? curly

4. Your mother? asleep

5. Your father? dead

6. Your favourite thing? caffeine

7. Your dream last night? stressful

8. Your favourite drink? seabreeze

9. Your dream/goal? costuming

10. The room you're in? livingroom

11. Your ex? pfft

12. Your fear? spiders

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? master's

14. Where were you last night? bed

15. What you're not? male

16. Muffins? YAY!

17. One of your wish list items? candy

18. Where you grew up? Niagara

19. The last thing you did? meme

20. What are you wearing? socks

22. Your pets? none

23. Your computer? warm

24. Your life? busy

25. Your mood? calmer

26. Missing someone? friends

27. Your car? Vroom!

28. Something you're not wearing? hat

29. Favourite Store? Wal-Mart

30. Your summer? busy

31. Like someone? yes

32. Your favourite colour? black

33. When is the last time you laughed? minutes

34. Last time you cried? lastnight

35. The person who "sent" this to you? xenaclone

36. Who will/would re-post this? peoples?

I cheated slightly and combined words sometimes. Also, I like socks, and am very busy.

Mar. 30th, 2008

Coffee pixie

Meme: Disney

Find Out Which Disney Girl You Are!
created with
You scored as Belle

Dancing furniture, singing spoons, and a man who needs a serious haircut - sound familiar? Well it should! Belle was a very independent spirit with alot on her mind, much like you are! But in life, there is a needed balance - learn when to speak your mind, and when to hold it back. Sometimes offending someone isn't the best way to go!











Snow White








Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)










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