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10 February 2008 @ 04:53 pm
charmed life  
There are three butterflies living in my study – the room where I spend the better part of my time (although not the most enjoyable part). I’m not au fait with the intricacies of lepidopteristic reproduction, so I have no idea how they came to be; but here they are, and have been all winter. I’m not sure what they eat, either, but unless my parents are replacing them at night in the manner of my childhood guinea pigs, they’re still the same ones.

I’ve called them Bert, Bertina and Bertinette. This had a better tempo when it was just Bert and Bertina, but Bertinette turned up this afternoon and I thought, why ruin a good thing? They spend most of their time climbing the lace curtains – hardly flying at all, the lazy buggers. Bert is practically tame, and when he’s not trying (and failing) to lift bits of tinfoil off the ground, he’s crawling over my hand and exploring my pencilcase.

Butterflies have pretty nice lives, I think.

I miss:
kabeyk
coralia13
cynicalpirate
...although I’m not sure why butterflies reminded me of them.

Was anyone else not too sold on Juno?
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtfulmusing
Current Music: song from juno about monkeys
 
 
 
Kspiralstairs on February 10th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)

Was anyone else not too sold on Juno?


HOLLA!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bellescoradh on February 10th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Does that mean yes?

I was expecting it to be funny, and it was just witty and self-knowing instead.
panic! at the basquiatladyjaida on February 10th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
That's exactly how I felt. I became extremely angry at the whole "I have a plastic hamburger phone!" moment and it only got worse from there. Although I think all my problems could be summed up with the "I have a plastic hamburger phone!" thing, which for some reason whenever I think of it makes me so annoyed I want to go out and punch a hipster.

Anyway, in summation, I'm so glad I'm not the only one...
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Audrey Hepburnscoradh on February 10th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Ha, you lasted longer than me! My irritation began with the shop assistant's 'It ain't no Etch-a-Sketch' line. I've actually been ruminating on it ever since, and came to the conclusion that it needed to be 'Dude, it's not an Etch-a-Sketch' to sound less ... off. Which, you know, PENDANTIC, but whatever.

Ditto!
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Kspiralstairs on February 10th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
It does, yes. :D

Yeah, I thought it was snotty and full of a little too much "I am the young smart-ass who is full of more wisdom than all these grown-ups put together". I think part of the movie's appeal was that they finally had a female lead with a real personality (hooray!) except more of the appeal was because she was different. I'd rather have a female lead with a real personality who is not really annoying and bitchy. Hopefully though, this puts things on the right track. (And I will throw a bitch-fit if it wins Best Screenplay because it wasn't that good.)
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pale pubescent beastwildestranger on February 10th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I keep trying to make kabeyk to come back on lj and make some posts, but she refuses. I've tried bribing with porn and threatening with cattledprods, but nothing seem to work. *sighs*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Because the Irish do it betterscoradh on February 10th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Tell her her country needs her! Or, you know, not. Sigh. Her obsession with red wine was endlessly amusing.

I may or may not be reading bandslash. This may or may not be because of you. Is your icon ... Frank, Bob, Pete, Gerard, Mike, Patrick? Or none of the above? I have dialup. I can't googlefu them.
pale pubescent beastwildestranger on February 10th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
FRANK! That. my friend, is Frank Iero, the prettiest boy that ever lived. Please find more information here. Or here. ;) Or at my del.icio.us pages. ;)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Attention bunnyscoradh on February 11th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
He has the coolest surname in the ENTIRE WORLD. But don't even talk to me. I went out after college today and walked for an hour just to get The Black Parade, while the shopboy gave me pitying, 'you sell-out' looks. Also Panic! at the Disco, but just because it was on sale.

I am full of shame. But also glee.
karadin on February 10th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
You have butterflies in your study, how cool is that? You should take pics, and what are they eating?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Black Booksscoradh on February 10th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I would take pics, but alas, I'm sadly twentieth century when it comes to digital cameras.

I have no idea what they're eating! It's a great mystery. I've a half-eaten fig on the desk, but there's no evidence of nibbling. I'm guessing: the back of the piano?
Cait: studyingcoralia13 on February 10th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Gaahhh! I suck I suck I suck! And I miss you too, which makes me suck more. I have not completely abandoned, LJ. I use it mostly in order to read your entries, which I should note, I have really enjoyed! Especially the one about the doctors. I read them, I laugh, I read them again, and I think, I will respond to this! But first I will be a good student and read "Pamela" (or other similarly monotonous assigned reading), and then I never get back to it. This returns me to my thesis: I suck.

The butterflies sound enchanting, and very fun to watch. I am half envy at your cool new pets, and half relieved I don't have them, because if I had one more distraction (much less three!), I wouldn't get anything done.

Someday, I am going to respond to all your posts. Until then, I admit that I loved Juno.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Twins playing keyboardscoradh on February 10th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
OH HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Occasionally I check your lj to see if you're there - because I tend to miss a lot of flist days - and think about emailing, but then I'm crap at emails and never know what to say.

But! It's good to know you're around, and stuff. I want to tell you all about my new crush (he's tall, can you believe it? But no less girlfriend-less for all that).

I do spend a lot of my time now staring at the curtain, this is true.

My problem with Juno was that it was all too contrived - not the setup, but the characterisation, friendships, oh god, the conversations. Juno is the sort of person everyone wishes they could be but no one is, you know?

And obviously I did not appreciate the anti-doctor rant.

But come, tell me why you liked it! Tell me your news! ♥

ps: I'm writing a book. And it's not even gay porn.
Cait: flying highcoralia13 on February 11th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
A New Crush! A BOOK!! EMAIL ME! And I will respond with that massive story about The Guy I was supposed to put in a super-locked post for you ages ago. Well, super-locked posts always make me vaguely nervous, and the story now has a (sort of) conclusion, so I think it is high time we spill our guts. What say you?

(Also I really need to start posting again.)

I definitely agree that the dialogue in Juno is oh so scripted (particularly Juno's), but (and maybe it's a product of watching shows like Buffy and Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, where dialogue is way too clever and way too fast for real people to think of) it didn't put me off. I found a lot of it (most of it) very touching, I loved the characters, I loved the setting (it felt SO American, also it was in a suburb of the Twin Cities, where my family is from), I loved the music, I loved Vanessa... This is not really me explaining why I liked it, is it? Sigh. I don't know, I just thought it was a very sweet coming of age story, and for all that it was contrived, it felt very real to me. Although I admit the one thing I wasn't thrilled about was the little mention of Juno getting cracked out on mood-altering drugs and ripping all her clothes off in the middle of the mall. That was too unrealistic even for me. And I LOVED her stepmom. And I loved that her half-sister's name was Liberty Bell. I think, actually, that this sort of love goes beyond reason.
That was probably more than you needed to know.

My news? Let's see. As mentioned in my last LJ post, I am back in the USA and in my final year of undergrad! My room also still looks very similar, but it is messier, and I finally have my duvet back. And there's more crap on my desk. I'm graduating in mid-May and couldn't be more excited about it. This summer, I'm living with family (in the Twin Cities, in fact!) and will be the editorial intern at a publishing house there. I'm still waiting to hear if I'll be accepted to Oxford's English Lit. Master's program (fingers crossed!), and in three weeks, I am going to England for spring break! All in all, things are good. And you? Are your things good? Outside butterflies and hilarious doctors? Email me! (When you get the chance, of course.)
xxx

PS - Do you have facebook? This might be another issue you and I are divided on, but I friggin live on that thing.
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Sereniaserenia on February 11th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
How neat to have butterflies living inside!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: ASS: mangascoradh on February 11th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
It is cute, but very distracting.

And BOOYAH, I hear congrats are in order?!!!
Sereniaserenia on February 12th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Thankyou :)
There are pics and gory details in my journal. :)
LOL, SCONErolling_scone on February 11th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)


how long can they live, anyway?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Girl with parasolscoradh on February 12th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Apparently forever...
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
The song from Juno is Anyone Else But You by the Moldy Peaches.

Also, I've been lurking around 3 Steps and LOVED The Road Less Traveled. You're an awesome writer. I loveeee The Problem With Elephants. You should write original fiction more often. It's lovely.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue haired boy w/ phonescoradh on February 20th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, I since discovered that. The soundtrack is awesome.

lol - speaking of origific, I've been trying my hand at a novel. Tis slow work.
r. paigexrachelpaigex on February 20th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
The song from Juno is Anyone Else But You by the Moldy Peaches.

Also, I've been lurking around 3 Steps and LOVED The Road Less Traveled. You're an awesome writer. I loveeee The Problem With Elephants. You should write original fiction more often. It's lovely.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 20th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, I since discovered that. The soundtrack is awesome.

lol - speaking of origific, I've been trying my hand at a novel. Tis slow work.
r. paigexrachelpaigex on February 20th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Really? What is the premise? And it's definitely hard work but the payoff is so worth it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 20th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Oof, I tried to explain it to my brother last night and he went away all 'O.o'. It's YA fantasy. Or maybe it's not, just YA? Anyway, it's set in a fantasyland, and a school by the sea ... and so far the main character has just been walking around meeting people. For 20,000 words.
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