effervescible: (how do they rise?)

The People's Republic of Treacle Mine Road had the Glorious Revolution of the 25th of May, in which Keel's Lilac Lads fought for Freedom, Truth, Justice, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard Boiled Egg. (Also, they fought to avoid dying, and because it seemed the right thing to do at the time.)

All the little angels rise up, rise up,
all the little angels rise up high!
How do they rise up, rise up, rise up,
How do they rise up, rise up high?

They rise heads up, heads up, heads up, they rise heads up, heads up high!

All the little angels rise up, rise up,
All the little angels rise up high!
How do they rise up, rise up, rise up,
How do they rise up, rise up high?

They rise knees up, knees up, knees up, they rise knees up, knees up high!

All the little angels rise up, rise up,
All the little angels rise up high!
How do they rise up, rise up, rise up,
How do they rise up, rise up high?

They rise feet up, feet up, feet up, they rise feet up, feet up high!

All the little angels rise up, rise up,
All the little angels rise up high!

Note: This is a discworld reference in honor of fictional characters that died for a fictional cause, but made you care.

It's a traditional May 25th post.


Apr. 14th, 2010 10:36 pm
effervescible: (mia and diego - under the rain)
Every so often I go through a stage where I'm reading a bunch of non-fiction. Seems like it's that time again--I just read Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, his account of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, and man. That was intense. I find myself wanting to read more memoirs of mountain-climbing. It's sort of fascinating, maybe because I know I could never endure that sort of misery myself. Aside from the danger, I just really hate being cold. But I keep imagining the visuals from way up high--they must be amazing.

Now I'm reading Go Down Together, a thorough history of Bonnie and Clyde. Interesting stuff. Their gang kind of failed at being good criminals, at first--like I told [livejournal.com profile] fadingembers earlier this evening, you could almost imagine Yakity Sax playing during their earlier exploits. And it's easy to feel some sympathy for Clyde, as he was apparently raped for months during his prison stint. But I haven't gotten to the part where they murder a bunch of people yet.

This evening, [livejournal.com profile] fadingembers, [livejournal.com profile] pyrobovaphiliac had some tasty Thai in Nyack and got distracted by Miss Agatha, the cute little (22-years-old!!!) calico cat who lives at the used bookstore, so we nosed around there and I had to get The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds. This one's probably going to be completely ridiculous, and I can't wait.
effervescible: (wizard in the yellow pages)

Hooooooly shit.

eta: spoilers in the comments
effervescible: (wizard in the yellow pages)
To those of you who didn't alert me to the fact that the new Dresden Files came out today (Google? What's that?):

effervescible: (elitist bitch)
So Ray and I got to talking about all the fics on ffnet that cast Rukia as Bella and Ichigo as Edward, and how they are dumb.

[livejournal.com profile] raynos:But don't you know that Bleach done Twilight style is all the fad?

[livejournal.com profile] jaina: A stupid fad

[livejournal.com profile] raynos: I've seen at least 3

[livejournal.com profile] jaina: Bella is like the anti-Rukia

[livejournal.com profile] raynos: I would think it's the other way around
[livejournal.com profile] raynos: RUKIA IS THE VAMP
And it just got worse from there )


Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:25 am
effervescible: (hp wtf)
Meghan just pointed out to us that HP 7 will be released DURING OTAKON.

*goes to look up the number of the Inner Harbor B&N to reserve the book there*
effervescible: (hp wtf)
Harry Potter 7 comes out July 21.

[livejournal.com profile] raynos: BUT WHAT WOULD THEY WANK ABOUT?
[livejournal.com profile] jaina: ...are you new to the internet?!?!
[livejournal.com profile] jaina: Ships. Ships. Whether Snape is good or evil. Whether Ron is dumb or stupid. Whether it was a satisfactory resolution or not. Whether Draco wears leather pants. Whether Draco will be redeemed. Ships. Whether Ginny Weasley is a whore.
[livejournal.com profile] jaina: I could go on for a while.


Jun. 22nd, 2003 02:41 am
effervescible: (jaina faye)
I considered spacing the reading of OotP out (to me, that means finishing in two days instead of one) but I really wanted to get discussing with people so I sat up and read the last three hundred pages in bed tonight.

Here be Harry Potter spoilers )
effervescible: (nazgul horsies)
Time to go get the book.

effervescible: (Default)
Harry Potter and the Corked Broom
By Jim Caple

This amused me. )

Actual OotP thoughts, including some known spoilers. Splrs, if you will. )

So yeah. Harry Potter coming out tonight. Am refusing to feel shame about being one in a huge herd of drooling mainstream fen. Am going "squee!" instead. Am talking like [livejournal.com profile] xmrgordox! Am now very much missing [livejournal.com profile] sache and the other Socks who are probably having a dorky goofy fun dinner right now. Am now going to stop writing this entry before it becomes sentient and decides to attack Tokyo.
effervescible: (irreverentme)
...or does it seem wrong for the marketing people to market Baby Norbert as a cuddly baby dragon, considering how even baby dragons are in the actual HP books?
effervescible: (jaico)
On my recommendation, Eric started reading Harry Potter and loves it.

Score another one for the good guys.


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