In the name of Justice, Love, Truth, and Food...
My world consists of anime, piano, books, sloth and gluttony. If you see any other subject matter, it's only a momentary lapse.

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Y!IM: beezer_0
ICQ: 43628216

Current Anime
(ordered by priority)
Boogiepop Phantom, Wolf's Rain, Crest of the Stars, .hack//sign

Currently Reading
E Pluribus Unicorn by Theodore Sturgeon

I Am Legend by Richard Mathetson

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Plague by Albert Camus

the lexfiles
mad world
sarah daisy
sterno pants
listen missy
the red zone
southern relish
tastes like chicken


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wFriday, September 05, 2003

Jesus, they're coming out of the woodwork, aren't they?

New addition, sterno pants! Ok, the "pants" is my own addition to his name, but it's always attached. He is the mortal enemy of essbee, or a script made by the essbee, or merely his shadow puppet. It depends on the day.

posted by Beatriz at 4:30 PM

wWednesday, September 03, 2003

Finally. I've been waiting for neckro to finish setting up his page for, oh, a year? Maybe not that long. But finally, it's up.

And his first tenet - "Take the personal minutae somewhere else. Call your mom and tell her. This is the Web, for fuck's sake. If it's not interesting, take it somewhere else" - blows. The point of my site is to get the boring shit out here so my friends don't have to listen to me wax eloquent. If you find the topic interesting, you read it. If not, you skip to the next post or make a mental note to check back another day - or never again. Up to you, it's your time you're wasting.

And he spelled the word "minutiae" wrong. I'm such a bitch. At least I didn't ruin his first post by pointing it out in his comments.

But I'm interested to see what nonsense he comes up with. Neckro has read the most kick ass books ever, and anytime I want a mind-blowing cyberpunk/weird scifi trip, I ask him. He has a list of stuff that people should read/his favorites. I think I partly inspired his setting it up, since I constantly nag him for titles. Or, I could just be vain.

posted by Beatriz at 5:35 AM

wTuesday, September 02, 2003

Reading Material
I've almost completely given up on The Hunt for Red October. It's still there on the sidebar, but I'm less and less interested in reading it as everyday passes. Considering I was bed- (or couch- or computer chair-) ridden for a week and picked it up all of one time kind of clues me into the fact that it's not holding my interest.

Last night I was in the mood for fantasy, so I started Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff. I think I bought it after reading her Blood books, a clever little set about a female detective and a male vampire. Interesting mythology, pre-Buffy (the series, not the movie). Although the last might've been published afterwards. I don't feel like looking.

StFQ is actually kind of neat. Her characters have flaws. A lot of the fantasy I read in high school epitomized their characters, especially if they were written by a female. Now that I think back on it, I read a lot of feminist fantasy in those years. I didn't do it on purpose, I just picked up authors I thought looked interesting, or people recommended.

Tanya Huff's characters are quirky. Not quite humorous, but there's a grin-worthy line here and there. The political story isn't overly dramatic or apocalyptic, but interesting enough to keep me reading. It's been a while since a fantasy book has kept me interested this long. I thought that I'd guess parts of the story halfway through - and the author promptly went through everything I'd already decided by page 200 and took it further. It's not bad.

posted by Beatriz at 11:24 AM

wSunday, August 31, 2003

He's brilliant, but he's Monk. He's lost in Monkland.

posted by Beatriz at 4:16 PM


I woke myself up coughing and haven't gone back to sleep yet. There's absolutely nothing on tv.

So I'm going through the online TV Guide, and saw the movie Basic. It looks interesting, the TV Guide little popup says something about a Rashoman-type setup with tons of plot twists.

It only has 6.1 stars on imdb though. I glanced at the User Comments they have posted first, and saw.... "Samuel L. Jackson's performance makes this an alright movie but there are two many plot twists."

What a fucking idiot. He's probably just too stupid to follow them.

posted by Beatriz at 1:53 AM