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Anyway, instead of babbling so much, I wanted to rec you a fic that kept me company throughout those LJ-less 3 days.

I've read and reread Apple Shampoo so many times I can probably quote you my favourite parts. Sure, there are some technically iffy parts, maybe due to beta issues, but I love this Ryan so, so much.

Spencer's fingers catch in Ryan's belt loops, pulling Ryan under him. His mouth is hot and familiar, and Ryan's stomach flips. Spencer's fingers on his hips make him gasp stupidly. He narrows his eyes and goes for Spencer's nipple, because he knows that works. He's still surprised by the resulting look on Spencer's face, and the thought that he put it there is terrifying and amazing at the same time.

Spencer, of course, has lube and a condom, and after a bit of fumbling, he gets them out of his pocket.

They don't talk much after that. They don't need to discuss things—some stuff is obvious. At one point, Ryan looks up at Spencer, knees hooked over Spencer's shoulders. “I'm so your bitch.”

“Shut up, I'm trying to concentrate and not harm you horribly.”




p.s. I just imported everything from LJ to DW. That was easy.

p.p.s. I've just realized that for the past three weeks or so, I've basically lived out of my suitcase, taking stuff out and putting them back in when I need to leave for somewhere else. Why can't I live my whole life like this? I hate packing/unpacking so much.

p.p.p.s. I just finished rereading Invisible Monsters. the ending wasn't as awesome as I remembered. I still love Rant, though.
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so, I went to Borders this afternoon, mainly to browse through the Self-Help section so I could come up with ideas for an essay title for my English class and maybe find some records. I picked some books, sat down, browsed through them, got bored, got up and browsed through the Sports section. and then -

I saw this on the shelf. picked it up and started to read the prologue. then, my brain sort of disconnected from my body and my hand found a slightly less battered copy, my legs brought me to the cashier and I paid up.

I'm at chapter 4 now and I'm still not regretting it so I think this is one of those Good Buys.

btw, does anybody know if this is written by Keano himself? or is it one of those ghost writers? (and I really think I need to stop calling him Keano. I'm sort of annoying myself.)

oh, and I picked up Mika's Life in Cartoon Motion and Kate Nash's Made of Bricks. got them both at a 2 for RM48 deal so basically, got both at half price(!).

eta: hey, here are a few awesome quotes from the book, if you're interested. courtesy of [profile] unitedslash and [profile] trishkiss_x, of course.

and is it just me or has the space for writing posts become smaller? if so, why???
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- it has been decided. Hum Hallelujah is my favourite track off the album. Thriller and The Take Over... are good too but I have a sekrit weakness for choirs, sue me. I want a Patrick of my own, man. I don't think it's fair that Wentz gets one and I don't.

- we have cable in the house now! I can watch stuff like that documentary on sharks and Teen Titans. but really, I just wanted it for the live EPL matches. the downside of having more channels is that I flip channels even more. I didn't even know that was scientifically possible. also, I never realized that MTV was so boring.

-trying to play the C- and G7-chords are hard, especially when you have to play one right after the other.

-re Pretties by Scott Westerfeld: I never realized how annoying words like "bubbly" and "bogus" can be. I know that it's part of the universe and all, but it makes me feel like I've been transported into Paris Hilton's head. which was maybe the writer's intention? if so, he's doing a really good job. but I did manage to finish it. so not buying the third book.

-re Harry Potter: guys the last book is comingoutthisJuly. how in the world did time pass so fast?

-hey, for those of you who have used Yousendit, is there any way to send a file without having to actually send it to a particular recipient?

Book Recs!

Jan. 2nd, 2007 11:42 pm
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies by Agnes Nutter, Witch
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

I firmly believe that Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett should get married and just write books together for the rest of their lives. I mean, there's (practically) Crawley (a demon)/Aziraphale (an angel) slash! and everyone thinks the angel is gay.

Most of the members of the convent were old-fashioned Satanists, like their parents and grandparents before them. They'd been brought up to it and weren't, when you got right down to it, particularly evil. Human beings mostly aren't. They just got carried away by new ideas, like dressing up in jackboots and shooting people, or dressing up in white sheets and lynching people, or dressing up in tie-dye jeans and playing guitar at people. Offer people a new creed with a costume and their hearts and minds will follow. Anyway, being brought up as a Satanist tended to take the edge off of it. It was something you did on Saturday nights. And the rest of the time you simply got on with life as best as you could, just like everyone else.


Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Neil Gaiman

What I love about Neil Gaiman is that his works make me think without actually preaching. He has a way of looking at things and writing them down that makes me go "whoa, why didn't I think of that?". Quirky, funny and quite disturbing at times. Classic Gaiman. The whole book is pretty short at 384 pages (mine's a paperback). my favourite of the lot is probably Snow, Glass, Apples, a retelling of a fairy tale (you can probably guess which one already). but if I wanted to quote something from that one, I'd probably have to quote the whole damn thing so here's another quote from Fifteen Painted Cards From A Vampire Tarot:

19. The Sun
'Imagine,' she said, 'that there was something in the sky that was going to hurt you, perhaps even kill you. A huge eagle or something. Imagine that if you went out in the daylight the eagle would get you.'
    'Well,' she said. 'That's how it is for us. Only it's not a bird. It's bright, beautiful, dangerous daylight, and I haven't seen it now in a hundred years.'

Oh, and if you decide to read the book, do read the Introduction. There's a short story sneakily slipped into there. There's also this:

I was trying to imagine the very last book of the Bible.
    And on the subject of naming animals, can I just say how delighted I was recently to discover that the word 'yeti', literally translated, apparently means 'that thing over there'. ('Quick, brave Himalayan Guide - what's that thing over there?'
    'Yeti.'
    'Gosh, really?')

- -
An Introduction
     In The End

in unrelated news, the earthquake in Taiwan has fucked the telecommunication lines over here so downloading or uploading stuff is reeeeaaaally sloooow. which means that I can't download eps of Criminal Minds or Heroes. *cries*
 
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Blink (The Power of Thinking Without Thinking) by Malcolm Gladwell

In my sample, I found that on average, male CEOs were just a shade under six feet tall. Given that the average American male is five foot nine, that means that CEOs as a group have about three inches on the rest of their sex...

... It is possible to staff a large company with white males, but it is not possible to staff a large company tihout short people. There simply aren't enough tall people to go around. Yet few of those tens people ever make it into the executive suite. Of tens of millions of American men below five foot six, a grand total of ten in my sample have reached the level of CEO, which says that being short is probably as much of a handicap as to corporate success as being a woman or African American...

...Is this deliberate prejudice? Of course not. No one ever says dismissively of a potential CEO candidate that he's too short. This is quite clearly the unconcious bias that IAT (Implicit Association Test) picks up on.

the quote doesn't really do the book justice since it is so much more than that but I felt like I had to quote something. Anyway, this book is fascinating. It talks about snap judgements and tells you that the conclusions we come up with can actually be spot on if we focus on certain aspects. Also, I love that the author relays information through anecdotes and stuff that really have happened. some of his stories were shocking, some humorous and some inspiring.

here's a wiki on Blink, which explains it much better than I ever could.


I seem to be picking up new addictions every week. right now, I can't get enough of The Hush Sound's new single, Wine Red. the video rocks, too. I have an impulse to check out every artist on Decaydence since they seem to be churning out good bands every time.

Wine Red - The Hush Sound
the sea is wine red
this is the death of beauty
the doves have died
the lovers have lied



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