abigailnicole: (books)
so somebody put Twilight on hold, and it was sitting open at the front desk when I came in. I think whoever came in before me was reading it. So guess what I've been doing...
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...so this morning Clay County High School celebrated their graduates by throwing them a party. To do this they blocked off the street where the library is. This really doesn't make sense, there's a park a block away.

KNITTING. All the books I've been reading have been depressing, so I checked out Human Croquet but have been knitting on Buttony instead. I'm to the end of the waist-shaping, if I knit this weekend I'll have it done. GUYS amd LADIES, this is a sweater a week. I gotta slow down or get smaller needles or more complicated stuff or something. Maybe I'll just design stuff instead. I've wanted to do dual Franny/Zooey patterns for a while now...I think the idea of making patterns to go along with books/music/TV makes it more interesting and meaningful than knitting alone, though I could be overthinking this.


also my parents are going to Boston? wtf? I found this out from my grandparents. Surprise! So staying with my grandparents Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday next time with my brother in tow.

also it's going to rain for the next three weeks straight. Rain in every day of our seven-day forecast. Good thing I switched my car CD from the Genius playlist of You! Me! Dancing! to In Rainbows, cause it fits the weather better.
abigailnicole: (dreams)
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I don't think you understand my obsession with 1984. I can't stop thinking about it.

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I've fallen into a routine of easy work and boredom. I finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and the Accidental Tourist, which I hated. Every time there's a main character who has to choose between two women who he both loves, I always identify with the one who's been left behind. This happened with some fantasy series I read a long time ago with a woman named Faraday who planted trees, and some guy named Axis? who dumped her for some complete whore. I just remember that I wanted him to get back together with the first woman. Ditto on the Accidental Tourist.

The whole reason I read this? The list of games with concealed rules listed it because of Vaccination. I thought o right, books with made-up card games have to be great and entertaining! I thought there'd be a travel writer pulled out of his groove, not thrust deeper into it. FALSE. And he leaves his respectable, responsible wife of twenty years for some crazy, younger thrift-store woman. I think someday this will happen to me. I'm pretty sure it's inevitable.

Am I pessimistic tonight or what? I'm pessimistic enough to start rereading New Moon. BUT IT FITS, SHE IS THE LEFT WOMAN. FOUR MONTHS ON FOUR PAGES IS NOT NARRATIVE STORYTELLING. I GOTTA HOLD MY CHEST TOGETHER WITH MY HANDS. o bella swan. Oooh, let's pretend like I didn't say that and it didn't happen. right! we're all much happier.

Today's shirt.woot was a crash between the Delorean and the TARDIS. Not a contest. Too bad they sold out by the time I saw it :(

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I made a Genius playlist based on You! Me! Dancing! and I've fallen in love with some of the songs, specifically, Peacebone by Animal Collective, which is a really interesting look at music and noise that at first I hated but now I can't get enough of, and Razzle Dazzle Rose, by Camera Obscura, which ironically enough someone put up in a cullen fanmix that I downloaded. more things we're gonna pretend like I didn't say. So now I made a genius playlist of Razzle Dazzle Rose. This could be a cycle that continues all summer. Getting a new song in a Genius playlist, liking it, making a new Genius playlist out of it....etc. I could gradually be moving into music so indie it isn't music at all. Wait for it.

Amanda's Sweater! I wrote a pattern for it and am starting on the front part! If I don't run out of yarn everything will be SMASHING. the back/sleeves are done and it's fabulously exciting.

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WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH


(adios)
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1. NO ONE WILL GO TO CONOR OBERST WITH ME. my friends suck a lot. this means I have to take a cab there and back at weird hours of the morning by myself. watching conor oberst by myself I have no problem with. just the sketchy cab ride there and back kinda bothers me. also, I feel like if this were an amanda palmer concert, I wouldn't have this problem. It'd be like a lunch date with an old friend and you know she'd wait for you there and talk to you and be so understanding and amazing once you got there that it'd be worth it. Conor Oberst, on the other hand, who I love dearly for his ridiculous songwriting abilities, is a ryan-adams-esque bastard who I feel like would be angry and drunk the whole time. Unlike the Amanda Palmer is my best friend vibe. But they're both in my top five favorite artists so I HAVE TO GO. I mean, I have You Will, You Will, You Will (download) as a ringtone. remember two years ago when every post I made had a bright eyes lyric in it somewhere? it's necessary that I do this.
...alone, in parts of New Orleans I haven't been to before, coming back at 1am...

I'm resigning myself to this. Doesn't mean it won't be sketchy and unsafe as all hell...I need a Captain Jack Harkness coat for adventures of this scale. (also I am not very brave.)

and since I get to go see Conor Oberst, here, have a track from his (latest) solo project. NYC Gone, Gone.. very untypical in that it's actually fun happy conor oberst. good driving music if I had a car. where you gonna go with a head that empty? where you gonna go with a heart that gone?

2. I made a hundred on my bio test. take THAT. ahh. Dr. V got me a hershey bar because of it. o so happy.

3. leaving for home on tuesday. before that I have a calculus quiz (tomorrow) and a spanish oral test. come back, have a calculus test, have finals, go home for christmas. this is a strange time.

4. Twilight movie comes out Friday, guys. When my roommates found out they got so excited. We're going at 4 as soon as Bailey's class is over. All we talked about at supper (we eat every day at 2pm, which is too late for lunch/too early for dinner, so I will call it supper) was how much Edward Cullen should not look like that. I don't even like these books, and they've provided me with so much laughter: reading the actual books, reading the parodies, and now the movie should be lol worthy, because you know it's not gonna be good...
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1. on the search for internet.
dear blog, this search for internet is turning into a venture worthy of Odysseus. We drive around, navigate between the laptop and the steering wheel between the bike park and McDonald's, trying to find a connection which will work. McDonald's wifi. Did you ever hear of such a thing. and you have to pay for it. That is an outrage. Some hacker needs to bring McD's down. I don't care about their fruit n yougurt parfaits. This is my blog we're talking about. somebody needs to take their stupid wifi security down. wait till I train under xkcd's 1337 girl and it will be me.

2. the things I have done on this stay with my grandparents: bike, swim, read. More on the reading:

3. okay so I read twilight. from 11pm last night to 2 am.

First of all. Whenever this book said things like: "the unbearable beauty of his eyes" or "If I could dream at all, it would be about you" and "I tried to keep my eyes away from his perfection as much as possible, but I slipped often. Each time, his beauty pierced me through with sadness" I LAUGHED OUT LOUD. Are you joking with me. Is this book supposed to be funny? I think I like this book the same way I liked Spider-Man 3--because it was terrible and it made me laugh. It's actually a good analogy, because both Spider-Man 3 and Twilight have heart, which I also liked about them.

Also, this series is about equal to Eragon when it comes to writing. Stephanie Meyer is the pen name of a fifteen year old girl. No joke. Stephanie Meyer the professor is just a front for her daughter, who really writes these books. This is glorified fanfiction. It's why people love it. I think [livejournal.com profile] buttfacemakani said it best in her blog post.

If somebody sent me a text copy, I would Mystery Science Theatre-up the whole thing. It'd be AWESOME.


I got New Moon and Eclipse in the following four hours.

I read New Moon from 3 to 6pm of the following day. It was much better than Twilight, because there were less descriptions of how beautiful Edward was and actual plot. The mirroring of Romeo and Juliet was obvious but also gave it at least a little bit of actual "I put real work into this writing and thought about plot and allusion and everything" into it. Unlike Twilight.

And I mean, I know that everyone else in this book is madly in love with Bella, but I wish she'd do something that would make the reader madly in love with her too. As it is, she's just kind of pathetic. I don't see why everyone likes her so much, because personally, I don't think she's that exciting or deserves that much attention.


now, for eclipse....which I read during the unholy hours of 10pm and 1:30am. did I mention I got five hours of sleep the night before? This book is just a continuation of the book before it, which kind of irks me about series. I mean, Robert Jordan did it, and look at how well it turned out for HIM. NOT. I'd rather each book have a cohesive theme, kthxbai. and I hate Wuthering Heights. and the whole team edward team jacob thing is retarded. team edward all the way. as far as I'm concerned, Edward had no choice to run off for a whole book. That was totally the author's fault. He wouldn't actually do that, except this was going to be ONE NOVEL not a SERIES and she had to do something to get it going again.

once again, I wish that Bella was a better main character. There was a reason I hated Wuthering Heights--because people preferred to wallow in their lovesick misery than just do something to make themselves happy. There's a reason I hate Bella--because she prefers to wallow in her lovesick misery between two men rather than just get up and do something about it. She's passive and standard manipuilating damsel in distress and I hate it. plz, do something that makes me like you. that's directed at you, stephanie meyer. and also, wtf. the plot sucks. I'm sorry, but that was a four hundred page book with one fight scene in it. a good 50% was nothing more than edward vs jacob, and only like 2% of that was cool edward/jacob, and that 2% was when Bella thought she was asleep. case in point: idiot....

so my thoughts about this series: creating a few characters that people like apparently sells you millions of books. because the plots aren't great, the first one was written by her when she was probably fifteen, the sequels feel (like sequels to one-shot usually do) contrived, the main character's a bore who no one likes, and the descriptions in the first book are HILARIOUS, but the hilarity goes downhill as the writing skill goes up (not enough to satisfy me, just enough to be not funny anymore). the end.

I also think this series has the potential to turn into a Nancy Drew-like thing, with constantly random Bella and Edward fight the _____, unless she ends it when they finally get hitched and vampir'd up. so hope she does, for our sake. we don't want another Robert Jordan episode. not that I care at this point if she (main character) even lives. god. please write something for her to do to make me like her in the next book or I will write you a very threatening email. the reason it will be so threatening is that I will quote every corny bad line of dialogue RIGHT BACK AT YOU and you will explode. I'M ONTO YOU, STEPHANIE MEYER. I KNOW YOU WROTE TWILIGHT AT AGE FIFTEEN. so you better watch out. that's underage, and they don't let you write porn underage.

4. other than reading, biking, and swimming, my summer has been boring. moving on. time to finish Walden. maybe I will read Dubliners after all, just to escape henry david thoreau. ugh.

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