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13 May 2005 @ 09:20 pm
That's why you always rave on about singing nuns and yodelling  

There is nothing to drink in my house except tap-water and gill knows where that comes from. The river at the end of the garden, prolly -- not reassuring considering the number of cows in the fields hereabouts. *shifty eyes* Ergo I have been reduced to drinking Rose Lambrusca, or Lambrusca Rose, with a little slanty thing over the e. Which brings me to an anecdote -- oh yay! My friends are such alcoholics that when we were having a discussion about botanics, none of them could pronounce the word 'rose' without accenting the 'e' -- ie, referencing the ALCOHOL. Yes, Mars, I'm looking at you, MUAH. I'm so not an alcoholic. *hides empty bottle of Vodka Lambrusca*

I found Gravitation in Eason today and promptly bought it. I'm geekily excited, although I don't see what is so geeky -- in the negative sense -- about excitement, of any kind. I know Gravitation mightn't be the greatest shonen-ai manga ever -- it says it's Toyko Pop's most popular but then again this is Tokyo Pop; my impression of them is that they'd rec any dogfight -- but it's shonen-ai. That is the cogent point. Shonen-ai in Eason, which a year ago didn't stock manga; which two months ago only stocked three titles: AI, Chobits and Rave Master. I just hope they don't decide to do a Chobits on me, in other words stock Number One and then decide it's an amazingly brilliant idea to stock Six and Seven with no hint of any in between editions. *facepalm* What am I saying? This is Ireland. Of course they will do precisely that.

I saw a Gravitation icon once. I think I saved it to My Pictures, even. *dances*

...

Oh, look, shut up, the lot of ye.

 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: 'The world has turned and left me', Weezer
 
 
 
sputz_n_micah on May 13th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
There's a Gravitation icon? Where? I love Gravitation. OK, so Micah had to literally force me to start reading it, but

At least there's only a chance of your tap water being dangerous. Mine almost certainly is full of lead. :S
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 13th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Is this it?

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I confess, the thought of that icon decided me between Gravitation and Eerie Queerie, although the latter looked prettier. Ohmygill, what a way to choose between things...!

Mine is full of shite. xD
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The Goddamn Wolf Womanslythwolf on May 13th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
You'll have to tell me if I should read it or not. I keep waffling back and forth as to whether I'll start; every time I actually see #1 in one of my various bookshops, I decide not to spend the money, and every time I go in having decided I can afford to buy something frivolous that may not become one of my Obsessions, nobody has #1 in stock.
sputz_n_micah on May 13th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
Oooh, read it! It's rubbishy in a very read-able, nice sort of way. If that's the kind of thing you like.
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someone's always looking for DB Cooper: tigerzahn - Evil overlordnumena on May 13th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! Gravitation! I liked..okay, well I've never read the manga *pout* but I've seen the anime and I liked that at any rate! *snerk*

"..stock Number One and then decide it's an amazingly brilliant idea to stock Six and Seven with no hint of any in between editions."

I hate that. I hateabhorloathereviledespise that. And of course, it always happens to me. (Which is why I've become one of those people who end up just watching the anime (if there is one) half the time - cause at least I can find that.)

Oh! Nifty new layout!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 14th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it looks cool! Am trying to pace myself and not waste it all at once. There again, it's real slash! That isn't even slash because it's NOT SUBTEXT! I've never read real m/m before!!

Gosh, getting my hands on anime that isn't Pokemon would be some feat for me. *is jealous* And I can't do online downloads 'cause I've dialup!

...life is so unfair.

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gabbysun on May 13th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
Poor little manga kid. *pets*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 14th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
I really wish I could draw like that. *resolves to practise harder*
Caitcoralia13 on May 13th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
I enjoy your squeeing, your alcohol story, and your new layout. And also the fact that you used the word "ye".
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 14th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
Thankee. catsmeat was nagging me about the other one. Btw, I tagged you for the DVD meme, ahaha!
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Minnow: controlminnow_53 on May 14th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh, dear, not another potential alcoholic. There's kabeyk and me and possibly a few more. Now we can all stagger to our computers in the evening and write comments that we wish DESPERATELY we'd never written when we find the replies in our Inbox in the morning. (I exclude you, kabeyk and the others from that, as your comments are great. So far.)

Rosay. Hope it was chilled at least. *g*

^_^xx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 14th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
It was from the fridge, but I mixed it with the unchilled dregs of the raspberry flavoured Kerry spring water. *is worried* Is that okay? I can't take real wine at all, and the Lambrusca was alcoholic.

I have not yet made a drunken post. One day. *is menacing*
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passionate trousersgalindaupland on May 14th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
*pokes* This is going to bother me like whoa. Where did the title of your journal come from? I know I've heard it somewhere I just don't know where.

And also, you are teh awesome.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 14th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
Clark Gable, to Vivian Leigh, in Gone with the Wind. *grins*

I am? *shrugs* Excellent.xD
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...: OTP <3 // ???chowburger on May 14th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
I was in Easons the other day, looking at the manga with my sister, and let out a big squee of, 'OMG EERIE QUEERIE VOLUME TWO!' And there was a group of girls standing beside me who made distince noises of approvement when I did.
The existance of slash fans in Limerick makes me ridiculously happy.

I like the Gravitation anime better than the manga (I think it's because of the theme song, really). Though neither can be said to be of particularly high quality...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 14th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
I SAW VOL. 1! I shall be buying that and G2 with my first wages, muhahaha.

Tain't slash if it ain't subtext, though! It's just ALL GAY! Is EQ worth reading?

Though neither can be said to be of particularly high quality...

Dude. Take what I can get. :)
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Sparkles: NEKKIDALIASTIME!hxcpunkchick on May 15th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)

I'm here by way of J.'s rec post. Hope you don't mind?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 15th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
Not in the least! Twas a great post, that one. Have I seen you on H_E, or is that my brain addling once again? :)
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amberthefool on May 15th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
I be here by way of J's reccing post. Apparently, you're my twin in cuteness which means I shall have to kill you because frankly, darling, I don't need the competition :P. Hope you don't mind me friending you ^_^
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 15th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
*is solemn* I'm going to therapy over The Cute. My therapist, a big purple man called Barney, is of the opinion that all the pink I wear is not helping matters. I mean, even my machete is pink!

Of course you may friend. *does likewise* If your username means what I think it means -- ROBINHOBBYAY!! -- I may also love you forever. :)
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gabbysun on May 18th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU; HOW COULD YOU DISABLE COMMENTS AND DENY ME THE PLEASURE OF QUOTING HALF YOUR FIC!?

Whatever, it's totally going here instead. And you if you delete or anything, it's going to go in a comment at the conclusion of the fic. SRY.


1. it's a truth universally acknowledged that most of your relatives are stupider than you are

IT'S LIKE AUSTEN EXCEPT WITTIER, AND ALSO IT IS SO TRUE.

2. The entire opening paragraph is just pure brilliance, although I suspect you know it already.

3. Er, I take that back. All of the first few paragraphs. Holy crap, I love this so far, and I haven’t even gotten beyond the exposition! And that was totally a tiny ref to Discworld about the eyeballs even if ravens do have a prerecorded habit of eating them and it is not just my addiction that feeds this.

4. About the sparrow thing, my biology teacher mentioned something about that in passing while discussing moths; apparently they always keep the sun to their left or right so as to fly in a straight line. Which is why so many of them die of exhaustion while circling your electrical lights — they don’t know when to stop.

5. It only took the concerted efforts two or three bright wizards to

Perhaps an 'of' in between 'efforts' and 'two'? *is not a beta, but is not sure if you meant this*

6. Gryffindors would have opted for something grandiose but hopelessly inefficient, like lions.

*snicker* It's so true.

7. With a name like Eructalion.

THIS IS TOTALLY THE NAME OF MY NEXT PET FISH.

8. So a bunch of ravens is an unkindness? Crazy! I knew hawks flew in kettles, but that's it.

9. or Cho Chang bursting into tears.

Ooooh, burn!

10. You know a fic's about Ravenclaw when you have to periodically stop and look up words.

11. but also the angels dancing on the head of said pin arguing about how many of them could fit if they wanted to launch a conga line

You can extend metaphors in an exceedingly Prachettian way! *worships*

12. OMG I LOOKED UP Je pense que tu es le plus grand couillon partout dans le monde AND xDDDDDDDDDD OMG.

13. Teaching as a profession seemed to be a haven for cynics and drama queens. Professor Snape, after all, embodied both.

*snicker*

14. think that Harry Potter is planning to start up his little vigilante group again. OH MY GOD, not vigilante. I mean, like, the Practical Defence Army thingummy. You know?

MY SOUL SISTER, APPARENTLY.

15. No, we don’t go rowing together, actually

I now have this enormous desire to whip out this comment. Brilliance!

16. scorpion tamer, the bully and the smacker of spoiled children

I love how far you stretched this. xD

17. Ahh, poor neurotic Terry. *pats fondly*

18. putain de merde

Good gracious me, I am learning all these fascinating curse words today!


Normally I am not one for fic about people I know nothing about, but right now I am burning for the next installment! I LOVE YOU SO.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 20th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
That was a BLATANT DW ref., which I had to clear up because my beta, not a DW buff, got totally confused. :) Original thought, moi?

I fixed the 'of' thing.

I thought swearing might be less offensive in another language. *blushes*

You can't love me as much as I love you, nyah! But I have to rewrite the whole next chapter because it rather sucks, dear boy. :) /Aziraphale
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Minnowminnow_53 on May 20th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
You can turn off one comment function, but you can't turn them all off...

I feel totally inadequate: you read my fics, you write blazingly brilliant reviews that put the story to shame, and all I can say about yours is how much I enjoyed it, and that I'm looking forward to the next part. And TURN THE COMMENT FUNCTION BACK ON, DAMMIT!

One gorgeous bit I have to quote:

There’d been the Wardrobe Incident during which a six-year-old playmate of Terry’s sister had dragged an eight-year-old Terry into a wardrobe and “married” him. She had made use of such coercion tactics as were available to her in light of his Action Man’s kidnapping. Then, he’d had to solemnly swear to “love, honour and opley” her and endure a hideous sloppy kiss which still traumatised him.

I just loved that! I also loved your opening scene with the owls, the genesis of Terry's sexual odyssey (I hope!), which was beautifully paced and totally convincing, moving yet funny. The scene with Harry and Zacharias, though poor, thin Harry... *wails* Damn, that was all good. Write more. Please.

^_^xxx

Thank you for putting it on your journal, even if you then locked us all out from having our say.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 20th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
locked us all out from having our say.

I was trying not to put pressure on the five of you, darling. I know it was a ver' long thing. :)
kabeyk on May 20th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, what the Jeff-bitch have you turned the ruddy comments off for? Is it because you actually don't want any reviews, or what?

This makes it so much more difficult to choose bits to quote. Here's the first one I copied, before I realised there was nowhere to paste it.

“Are you going to attend this time?” asked Terry, choosing his words carefully. These four boys could find innuendo in the word “tomatoes”.

Now I'm going to have to open a new browser window... hold on...

Ohh, now I can't find all the quotes I liked, so you've spoiled the review. You.

I loved all the awkwardness and Pratchettisms, and how utterly convincing Terry was as one of those rather socially-inept types.

“Yes, but Tuesday was the anniversary of our first -- look, girls have elephantine memories for crap, all right?”

Terry was tempted to say, “No, we don’t go rowing together, actually,” but resisted the urge.

“Were you planning to finish any of those sentences?”
Terry thought about it.
“No,” he said, and fled.


And I loved the French insults and I love your style of writing. And you bloody better continue it, be-atch.

Also, I'm not an alcoholic.

kxx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 20th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)

Also, I'm not an alcoholic.


Nooo, never...

*grins* But, actually, I was talking about my RL mates. 8D