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Writer's Block: On the Bus

Jam a bunch of people together in a tight space like a bus or the subway and something crazy is bound to happen. What's the most memorable thing you've seen on mass transit?

Santa's running through the subway with buckets asking for money? Nah. That's not that unusual.

The Subway breaking down between stations and having to climb out of the carriage and walk down the dark, damp, tracks to the nearest station (which, luckily, was my stop)? I suppose that was quite memorable.


Writer's Block: Comfort Food

When times are tough or you're feeling down, what's the one food you can count on to make you feel better?

Well that's just setting yourself up to have an unhealthy relationship with food. And considering the fact that, as women, we are expected to suffer and not eat and drive ourselves to illness for daring to eat or have sex or enjoy life or relax an unhealthy relationship to food is just one more thing to fuck us up and keep us in our place. Food is a trap, a temptation, a distraction.

I wish I had a healthy relationship with food. I don't.

Today's Cheerfulness:

"In January and February especially, light is more important than warmth anyway. Lack of light makes you buy a gun and mow down your whole family. Cold just makes you want to cremate yourself alive."

Brought To You By The Guardian.



SLW: "Put on the "classical" tag radio so that I could do work without being distracted. Was very amused that Emille Autumn came up half way through. I really enjoying the music. Wonders if this makes her old now? Eeek!"

SLW: "Is very amused that she just wrote this entry as if it were an annoying status report on Facebook."

SLW: "Is thinking "This song was in Farscape wasn't it?" Lol."

SLW: "Is a geek."

Writer's Block: The Final Frontier

Imagine a world without Star Trek. Is it a world you'd be very happy to live in, or a dark and terrible place?

Dark and terrible place. Well, really, it would be a problem to imagine a world without Star Trek because I would have to work out what I was obsessive about from 1991-1996. Also, to trace all the influences it had in order to imagine what that world would be like, would be incredibly hard. It could be that nothing much would be different. It could be that something that inspired someone to make something we now consider un-live-without-able came from Star Trek. I don't really know. What would we call slash given that the word slash apparently supposedly came from the / between kirk/spock? Would there not be slash? Would there not be as much slash (I think the impulse to slash would still be there)? As I said, it would be a dark and terrible place.

Really it's a very silly question.

Testing Testing.

Since I have set the default of my journal to "f. lock everything" can I make specific entries public? Or do I have to unlock my journal and individually lock things again? I'd rather be able to have some things open and somethings closed.

Edit: Yep. I can.


Writer's Block: Your Username

Why did you choose your user name? Is there any special meaning or story behind it?

Um... it's my initials and the year I made the account. That's all. I wanted something bland and serious and "real" for my bland and serious and "real" journal where I talked about bland and serious and "real" things. Lol.

Anyone else thinking I should go watch the rest of that awful awful awful adaptation (at least it would then be over and done with and I wouldn't have to look at it again. :D

Northanger Abbey 1987.... seriously the worse Jane Austen adaptation ever. Worse even than the early 80s BBC ones that are bland and dull. It has horrid clothes and awful acting (and overacting) and the music is dire. Mucho mucho badness. Bad bad bad bad awfulness.

I'm half way through and I've seen it before and I know it doesn't get any better. :'( This makes Sarah sad. :'(

A quote.

"If sexual attraction is off the page, then a protagonist must grow up on her own without the catalytic penis to prompt personal evolution."

Dickson, Rebecca (2001) 'Misrepresenting Jane Austen's Ladies: Revising Texts (and History) to Sell Films' in Troost and Greenfield Jane AUsten In Hollywood Lexington, Kentucky: Kentucky University Press: p56. Citing Morgan, Susan 'Why There's No Sex in Jane Austen's Fiction.' Studies in The Novel 19 (1987): 346-56.

For some reason this quote makes me laugh everytime I read it. I think it's the phrase "catalytic penis" which, to me, sounds like some form of disease or deformation. Yes, yes, this is random for sure but I just felt like sharing. It's one pm and the one thing I absolutely had to do today I have done. OK it took all of half an hour but I'm still proud of myself for not procrastinating. Lol.