splits_thesky: (misc: this fire grows higher)
...I guess I have things to say?

Um, okay, let's start with Buffy this time. I finished s3! )


Finishing S3 actually took a little longer than anticipated, though, because in the middle, my parents and I flew out to Seattle to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and little nephews! Because my nephews have their birthdays so close together (if you'll recall), we just had a joint birthday party for both of them - at the Pacific Science Center (and dinosaur themed!). It was pretty great, and the whole trip was a lot of fun (and...featured a lot of Legos, idek), but ultimately we were only out there for about 5 days. But it's okay, though, since they're going to come over to the East Coast to visit, in May! So, y'know, EXCITE.


Otherwise the only other big thing going on rn is my working at the zoo! Which, I am pleased to report, I am getting more confident in as I get more knowledgeable about How Things Work There. I even handled some mealworms bare-handed yesterday (lulz, this sounds so dumb, but, remember, WORMS ARE THE WORST) - though it def helped that I was feeding them to a little African Hedgehog (named Sonic. TRUE STORY) crawling around on my lap.

But the other, more important, imo, part of doing this internship is, I'm learning about what parts of behind-the-scenes work I like, and what parts I don't as much, and how I can use this experience to further build my plans for the future. ...actually, it's kind of funny, my interviewer, at the beginning of all this, said basically the same thing - and she also said that I could do the Animal Care internship (obviously), but it also sounded like I'd want to consider working in the Education department. Aaaaand I GUESS SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT, because guess what internship I want to do next (this current one ends in March, but we were told that we could either stay on, in the position, or transfer to another internship, and a lot of people end up doing one or the other)!!

Read more... )

And, uh, also, I was looking around the internets, to see what kind of experience various people got before getting their current Animal Care positions, and, um...you need a lot...?? Which makes sense, I mean, they're not just going to let you take care of wild animals right off the bat, but, like - I majored in English, you guys; even just from a What Am I More Currently Prepared For standpoint...Iiiiii'm going with education (...I feel like I should disclaim here, though, I still don't want to be a school teacher!! WORKING IN MUSEUMS/ZOOS/AQUARIUMS 4 LYPHE~~).
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splits_thesky: (misc: not 'cause we want eternal sleep)
...oh, lulz, actually, first, a note: my dad is watching a rerun of HIMYM on TV rn, and, even though it's not one of my all-time super-favorites (that I've seen a billion times), I can still totally quote whole chunks of it along with the episode, and then get really bummed when I KNOW they've cut out one line or another. And yeahhhh, this is noooot a rare occurance. ..........what can I say, HIMYM is my TV show baby.

OKAY.

...OH, NO, WAIT, first a few more things about the zoo!
Uh, so, today was my second day, right, I was really pleased to see I was right, about me improving at everything, as I get more used to it! I mean, obviously there's still a ways to go, but even today went a lot smoother, because I had even just that one day's worth of knowledge and experience behind me!
...also, today I didn't have to handle worms, so, you know, that helped (I did have to clean up a lot of poop, all told, but that wasn't so bad. Actually, it even became really amusing, because when I was cleaning out the bunny areas, all the bunnies kept hopping up to sniff at me and poke their little bunny noses all over the place. I felt like Snow White, it was great. Turns out, cleaning: 500% cuter with bunnies!).

Also today I got to let the ferrets run around and play with each other, which was ADORABLE. Ferrets: bitey, but super-cute!!


OKAY, NOW. thoughts about buffy s2!! )


....um, so, okay, TIME TO GET TO ALL OF THAT. S3, here I come!!
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splits_thesky: (primeval: like creatures from the past?)
So yesterday was my first official day of interning at the Philadelphia Zoo! )


Uhhh, so, yeah, WISH ME CONFIDENCE, I will keep you guys updated on how things go!



Also, I wanted to finish season 2 of Buffy last night (all I have left is the two-part season finale), and post about it, but then we had to take my dog to the vet (he's fine, mostly, he just has an ear infection and some tick-related disease [not Lyme, but similar]), and by the time we got home and I finally got to take a shower and get out of my zoo clothes, I was so exhausted I just basically passed out. So tonight, I think! And, as long as I don't fall asleep first, expect another post, because I have ~FEELINGS (...mostly of the, "SHUT UP ANGEL, I HATE YOU" variety, but).


ETA: Oh, also, happy birthday, Jason Segel!! You are one of my very favorite people I don't actually know.<3
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.........OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS, I AM ABOUT TO HAVE A BREAKDOWN.

Okay, SO, I heard of these books, right, the Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik, and how they were about DRAGONS IN THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, basically, and, well, those are two of my favorite things (...uh, dragons and history, that is. Oh, and stories about wars, NUMBER THREE), sooooo I picked up the first book, His Majesty's Dragon a while back, aaaaand somewhere in between starting that and finishing the second book, Throne of Jade, last night (I mean, I also read some things in between, but), this series became a FULL-BLOWN OBSESSION.

Like, GUYS! THERE ARE DRAGONS AS THE AERIAL DIVISION OF THE ARMED FORCES, and characters you will FALL IN LOVE WITH WITH ALL YOUR HEART (granbyyyyy forever granbyyyy<33333333) and AWESOME ACTION SCENES and witty dialogue, and, just, SERIOUSLY, Y'ALL, I SPENT THE LARGE MAJORITY OF THRONE OF JADE KICKING MY FEET IN GLEE.

Soooooo yeah, this is supposed to be a pimp post...?? And I know you guys are all super busy these days with school and/or work and all, but COME ON, WHO DOESN'T LOVE AWESOME BOOKS. And dragons!!!

HERE ARE SOME MORE HOPEFULLY PERSUADING THINGS (the fandom is tiiiiiny, but, uh, here is everything related I have ever mem'd...??):

ARTS:
http://dorkorific.livejournal.com/74422.html
http://dorkorific.livejournal.com/74708.html
http://tanyartblog.livejournal.com/4497.html (this is a MILLION times funnier if you've actually read some of the first book, I think, but gr8 nonetheless!)
http://tanyatakesdumps.tumblr.com/tagged/temeraire
http://fuckyeahageofsail.tumblr.com/tagged/temeraire

FICS:
http://meretricula.livejournal.com/140698.html
http://t-lyrical.livejournal.com/130447.html (THE COMMENTSSSSSS, READ THEM ALLLLL)
http://novembersmith.livejournal.com/24130.html
http://novembersmith.livejournal.com/24603.html
http://novembersmith.livejournal.com/21353.html
http://softlyforgotten.livejournal.com/170373.html


GODDDDDD IDK IDK MOST OF THOSE WON'T EVEN MAKE SENSE WITHOUT YOU HAVING READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS, BUUUUUUUT WHATEVER, I COULD NOT CONTAIN MYSELF TO JUST POSTING RANDOM FLAILING ABOUT THIS ON TUMBLR, SO HEEEEERE YOU GO (...I'm totally supposed to be reading Equal Rites rn, because the schedule I'd set myself to was one Temeraire book, one Discworld book, one Temeraire book, etc, etc. Buuuuuut there's no Rincewind in this book [dude, how much I love Rincewind and the Discworld and THE LUGGAGE<33 is going to have to be it's own flaily post], and so it's just been sitting next to me as I flail about other books. WOOPZ).


....plus, like, IF YOU READ, I can blather to you about how Garrett Hedlund is totally my Laurence, and Henry Cavill is my Granby, Gemma Arterton my Harcourt, Daniel Henney my Tharkay even though I haven't actually gotten to him yet, ETC, ETC (Romola Garai is girl!Laurence! Hayley Atwell is girl!Granby! Toby Stephens is tentatively Riley!). PRETTY PEOPLE BEING AWESOME, COME ON.
splits_thesky: (pd: you saw me when i was invisible)
...but then, like, which of my entries ISN'T.

Anyway, so, I've always sort of been a casual viewer of Ugly Betty...?? I remember really trying to start watching (like, properly, from the beginning and all) my sophomore year of college, but...that sort of got away from me, SURPRISE SURPRISE. But I'd watch an episode here or there, and I at least know most of what happens. Especially S2, for some reason; I tend to ALWAYS catch that, in reruns.

So, lately (thanks to reruns, actually) I've been kind of sliding into this show again - I'm trying the episodes actually in order again, thanks to Netflix, and remembering just how much I LOVE Gio, and Betty/Gio, aaaand Freddy Rodriguez (I haven't seen THAT much with him in it, buuuut everything I've seen has been EXCELLENT -- I mean, he's been excellent, anyway, even like in Harsh Times, where he was literally the ONLY THING that prevented my friend and I from turning the movie off, MULTIPLE times, even despite our determination to see Everything Christian Bale Has Been In Ever. ....Seriously, it's a pretty ridiculous movie, LET ME TELL YOU).

....what?? Oh, this entry had a point, that's right, and that point is, BETTY/GIO, GUYSSSSSSSS.
udsfhiuHISUDFHSDIUFHAIUSDHASIUFHSDKF UGHHHHHH I CANNOT EVEN PROPERLY TEXTUALLY RENDER MY LOVE FOR THEM, *~*~*~*~*~*~*TOGETHER*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*<3333333333
Like, even though I've now SEEN the relevant episodes MULTIPLE times now (well, most of them anyway), I STILL legit kick my feet in glee every time the two of them have a ~~moment~~ together. ...It's gotten to the point where I'm seriously just sitting here rn watching fanvids for them set to Disney love songs; I JUST HAVE A LOT OF ~*FEELINGS*~ ABOUT THESE CRAZY KIDS, OKAY???

ughhhhh the worst part is I can't even EXPLAIN to you why I love them together so much, especially since, when I first started watching, I was CONVINCED Daniel and Betty were going to end up together (...and, though that ship got pushed aside once I discovered Gio....they're still completely in love and adorbz, y/y?? THE ANSWER IS Y). Just -- HE LOOOOOOOOVES HERRRRR, AND HENRY IS A NICE GUY I GUESS, BUT BORING, AND GIO IS SO GOOD FOR BETTY AND HELPS HER BREAK OUT OF HER SHELL AND BE A LITTLE (MORE) CRAZY, AND SHE KEEPS HIM IN CHECK AND SAVES HIM FROM (POTENTIALLY) TURNING INTO A DOUCHE, AND AISDHSDIUFHSDIUFHSDIFISUDJF WHAT ARE THESE FEELINGS IN MY HAAAAAAAAART, HERE ARE SOME VISUALS. )

ughhhh you guyssss I just want them to get married and have adorable kids, and Gio can pick them up from school, and then some combination of Justin&Hilda&Ignacio&Daniel visits, to play, so that when Betty gets home from her awesome high-powered career, they're all running around having a blast (I feel like Daniel and Ignacio would be the type to, like, give horsey-rides and pretend they're attacking tickle monsters and the like, and Hilda and Justin would -- idk, teach them how to be fabulous and sassy), but the kids immediately run over to hug her and tell her all about their day, and Gio gives her a welcome-home kiss and says that the dinner he's made (I mean, he's gotta move up from sandwiches sometime -- plus, Ignacio probably taught him) is almost ready, and then there's a little bit of chaos as everyone's called into action to set the table, and then they all have dinner together and it's a little loud, but also warm and home-y, and Betty and Gio beam at each other across the table because *~*~*EVERYTHING IS PERFECT*~*~*.

....also, as long as we're in this alternate fantasy Ugly Betty universe I've dreamed up, across town, Marc and Cliff are also having dinner together, minus the kids (because, like....can you even IMAGINE Marc with kids?? Thouuuuugh I feel like Cliff would LOVE them), but PLUS EVERY BIT OF THE LOVEEEEEEEEEEE (....I...also ship them, ridiculous amounts. BE GRATEFUL I DIDN'T GET INSPIRED TO RAMBLE ABOUT THAT, TOO, THIS TIME).<3333333333
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splits_thesky: (who: what do you mean that's the doctor?)
...and it's most likely not the last one, either, seeing as I only just finished S2 (...well, reboot S2, anyway). But I figured, for various reasons, this was as good a place to stop and discuss my thoughts as any.

So! In we go! )


...I...feel like I had more to say, here, but according to the little notes for writing this entry I made (YES, OKAY, SHUT UP), that's it...??

I'm sure I'll have more things to say as I watch more, and I am SUPER-excited for S3 rn (the, like, two seconds that Catherine Tate and David Tennant were playing off each other in the last ep were AMAZING, so I am EXCITE~ for more)...buuuut, because -- well, because in the middle of S2 I realized how much I missed Jack, and then read around on Wikipedia enough to get obsessive about watching everything in chronological order, I'm going to get through S1 of Torchwood, first. ...I should state, here, that I never meant to watch Torchwood, even now after I got in to DW, partially because I'd heard it gets really terrible down the line, and partially because -- well, because it doesn't have Ten, tbh, but I GUESS IT'S HAPPENING, at least the first season, for now, anyway.



....OH LULZ I TOTALLY WENT OFF TO READ MY FLIST AND FORGOT I HADN'T ACTUALLY POSTED THIS. I blame sleepiness!!
splits_thesky: (newsies: OMGLOLZ)
UGHHHHHH YOU GUYS.

Okay, so I KEEP TRYING to organize my thoughts for this big post I want to make, about various TV shows and RL and awesome books, but -- idk, for all my organizing, I think my brain is just all, SDFHIOAOISDHASIFHSDIHFSDHFDI by default, and so I keep getting distracted by things like this:


GUYS. WHERE IS ALL THE DAVID TENNANT/JOHN BARROWMAN LOVE (yes, okay, I am watching Doctor Who now, whatever, whatever, I WILL TALK ABOUT IT IN THE NEXT POST [Captain Jack is amazing<333]).
Like, fic, interview snippets, ANYTHING, EVERYTHING. I mean, there's this (which is AMAZINGGGGG) and this and this and this and THIS, but, like, WHERE IS THE REST OF IT.

And, like, IT DOESN'T EVEN NEED TO BE SLASH (partially because, well, JOHN AND SCOTT<3, how're you going to mess with THAT), I JUST WANT THEM TO BE BFFS ALL THE TIME.
...Actually, what I REALLY want is just a series of fics in which they are ridiculous bros together:

- They're sitting on set, waiting for something or the other to be fixed and ready to go again for the next take, telling ridiculous stories and hilarious obscene jokes to each other and all of the rest of the cast and crew around them (who keep on doing what they're doing, but can't stop themselves from cracking up, and then keeping on having to be like, "BOYS, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND" sternly but fondly)!

- They're roommates in university together )

........OH GOD, CAN YOU TELL THIS IS MY FAVORITE 'VERSE (for a Halloween party, David goes as Ziggy Stardust (he'd probably have to make John help him, but it would be a FANTASTIC look on him, AMIRITE) and John goes as a cowboy (DON'T TELL ME HE WOULDN'T -- plus, like, I like to think David spends a lot of time teasing him about American things). "I'm going as myself", Scott grouses, but he lets John dress him up as...idk, something, I haven't been able to come up with something suitable yet)??????

- David is a florist (he owns a little corner shop -- it's modest, but he loves what he does, and he's great at it) and John stops in one day to buy flowers (...for Scott?? idk, idk, I LOVE SCOTT, what can I do), they get to bantering. Then, like, OF COURSE John has to stop in again a little while later to thank David for the flowers, they were perfect, yadda yadda yadda, THEY BECOME BFFS.

- ...loooool, actually, most of these AUs just end with "...THEY BECOME BFFS". David and John work at a record store! David is actually an actor, but John is his make-up artist/hair stylist/whatever, something like that! ETC, ETC, AND THEN THEY BECOME BFFS. ...and then, like, David gets married and John is his best man and gives the BEST toast, full of embarrassing stories and ridiculous jokes (and dances with the bride and flirts with her to the point where she's blushing, and David finally has to fake-clear-his-throat really loudly and cut back in again, and John grins and winks lasciviously at both of them and saunters off to find Scott again).



...Okay, wow, this whole post is just, like, one long tangent, but basically the point is, TENNANT AND BARROWMAN BEING BROS, WHERE IS IT, I WANT IT AAAAAAAALLLLLLL.


ETA: OH WAIT, I TOTALLY FORGOT ONE, where they're in Stargate: Atlantis, and John (...who I guess is more Jack, here...??) is one of Sheppard's men and David works with Rodney (OH GOD THE NAMES ARE ALL THE SAME; JUST REALLY WEIRD, OR *~*DESTINY*~*???), and when they get a chance they like to eat lunch together and trade stories about...well, about John and Rodney being John and Rodney, tbh.
splits_thesky: (primeval: you know how much i need it)
...okay, so it's ass o' clock in the morning, and my eyeballs are about to fall out of my head, I'm so tired, BUT, GUYZ, LET'S TALK ABOUT PRIMEVAL.

More specifically, let's talk about the first two seasons of Primeval, since that's what I just finished, and how it should officially be subtitled The Story of Nick Cutter and Stephen Hart's Big Gay Love. )


I am looking forward to S3, though, mooooostly because of Ben Mansfield...?? WHAT, SHUT UP. ...also I kiiiind of already ship Becker/Connor like burning, SO WE'LL SEE HOW THAT GOES.
splits_thesky: (misfits: maturity level = zero)
SO HAI GUYZ, LET'S TALK ABOUT MISFITS.

spoilers! )


uhhhhhh okay I was going to add more, here, buuuut I think that's enough blathering for now. I will just leave you with this:



(LOOKIT THEIR GIGGLING, THEY ARE PRECIOUSSSS<33333)



I have to admit, I was kind of powering through this, because I just, randomly, got the urge to watch Primeval...?? idk idk, it's, like, British Science Fiction Comedy-Dramas with Really Short Seasons time over here rn. I was going to watch Spaced, after this, because I keep meaning to and never quite get around to it, but -- Primeval first it is, I guess.
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HAY GUYZZZZZ...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

I was totally going to make this entry in the afternoon, but WHATEVER, IT'S HALLOWEEN NOW. Also I was totally just out partying and so am still a little drunkyyyy!!! WOOOOO.
Actually, going out was a lot of fun...at first, anyway. See, my friend Alison is in the nursing program, right, and it turns out she's met a whole bunch of grad students through it. So, a couple weeks ago, one of her grad student friends invited us to a party they were having, and it was AWESOME, okay. Let me tell you guys, I've never been much of a fan of undergrad frat parties, because they're just noisy and crowded and sweaty and GROSS. Plus, undergrads are DOUCHES. ...and I say this, as one myself!! But so anyway, turns out grad student parties are suuuuper fun - at that one, we totally played boardgames and had a barbecue, but there was also a lot of beer and other assorted draaank, aaaand I totally did two shots and then puked.
So then tonight one of the other grad students (who we met at the previous party, so we knew her, sort of), had a Halloween party, and that was also, AWESOME. It was mostly just, like, chilling with drinks, but Alison's first nursing friend (who had invited us to the previous party) made tequila Jello shots, in limes, and she also made me some drink that was like, rum and apple cider and cinnamon?? IDK, it was deliiiicious. And also, these grad students are so chill!! They're SUPER nice, and even though I puked last time, no one held it against me or anything, and the boy who had peer pressured me into doing those shots (lulz, it's a long story. I'd never done shots before, and also he may or may not have been chatting me up?? THE VERDICT IS STILL OUT), who I thought would be awkward around me, I totally had a great conversation with, in which he told me I made a very natural Batgirl, and should just go around fighting crime all the time.

OH YEAH, that's because, I forgot to tell you guys, I finally got my Batgirl costume together this year!! I've been wanting to do it for yeaaaaars now, and so this year I finally got on top of shit and bought the stuff I needed to buy, and made (lulz, well, made my mom make) the stuff I needed to make, and now I am BATGIRL, and my costume totally got complimented by, like, 10 MILLION people tonight. And then tomorrow I'm going to the Village Parade, in NYC, which, if it's anything like last year, will be the MOST FUN EVERRRRRRR. \o/

OKAY SO MEME TIMEEEEE:

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
splits_thesky goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as BATGIRL!!.
boheme06 tricks you! You get a scratched CD.
bubbles83 gives you 1 mauve peach-flavoured wafers.
ewanspotter gives you 9 yellow passionfruit-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
fledmusic tricks you! You get a broken balloon.
giventofly37 tricks you! You lose 9 pieces of candy!
killmotion tricks you! You get a rock.
thefreshchuff tricks you! You lose 1 pieces of candy!
velvet_midnight gives you 6 green root beer-flavoured gummy worms.
waterlanding tricks you! You get a wet rag.
xmindthegapx gives you 18 softly glowing apple-flavoured gummy bats.
splits_thesky ends up with 24 pieces of candy, a scratched CD, a broken balloon, a rock, and a wet rag.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.


lulz, Lia, there's seriously, like, some little gremlin that sits in this site and just cackles every time we come around, all, "MUAHAHAHAHAHAAAA, IT IS TIME FOR THE SCRATCHED CDSSSSS!!!!"

Also, you guys were, just generally, SUPER MEAN this year, wtf. I CAN HAS MOAR CANDY, PLZ???


OKAY, so anyway, yyyy, I'm back home after partying!! Because, see, some of our friends wanted to meet up and go frat partying, so we had to leave the AWESOME, AWESOME grad party, and then the frat party TOTALLY SUCKED, and so I left. I am still kiiiind of festive, though, so I don't think I'm going to head to sleep just yet. I'll probably just end up watching some eps of Entourage, I bet. WHICH, btw, is AWESOME, so all of you that watch, HANDS UP, so I can talk to you about how awesome it is and also how Kevin Connolly is SUUUUPER DREAMYYYYY (he is my new desktop, now, even, because the dreaminess was SO MUCH).

SOOOOOO, YEAH, totally going now. This post is totally and unnecessarily rambly, huh. I would blame it on the alcohol (god, now that song's going to be stuck in my head forever), but....I get rambly even when I'm sober, soooo. OKAY SO ANYWAY, BYE GUYS, AND HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN!!!!!!!
splits_thesky: (bandom: saporta: throw yer fangs up)
So, just got back from seeing Cobra Starship!!! \o/

HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS )

Anyway, in addition to being mostly dead (but thrilled!), I smell, SO BADLY. Like, TMI, maybe, sorry, but it's not even ME, mostly, just that everyone there was SO FRICKIN' SWEATY, like that wave of people really was made of water, and they'd all just gone swimming in it. And generally I'd back off of people's sweat and stank, but I was SO DETERMINED to not let those weemos completely own the floor, so I was fighting my way through the B.O. like nobody's business. And so, yes, now I have to go take a shower (my sweat, I don't mind so much!! But the 40-odd people who got THEIR sweat all over me?? Yeah, that I mind). And then do homework, and then sleeeeeeeep, glorious sleeeep (\o/ !!!). WISH ME LUCK ON THIS GLORIOUS ADVENTURE, GUYS.
splits_thesky: (himym: cutest. couple. EVER.)
I actually have a bunch of Olympics-related stuff I want to post, but that's not what this particular entry is for.

This one is to tell you this: )
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splits_thesky: (misc: kind of a big deal)
okay, so, concerning heroes and villains (mainly of the super- type, but I suppose others as well):

y/n, whether you are a hero or a villain is determined by society's perception of you? because, like, say if you robbed a bank, okay, you'd be a villain. but then, what if there were extenuating circumstances, like - crap, idk, the only thing I can think of right now is that the bank might have exploded if you hadn't gotten the money out, but how does that even work. But something like that, where, really, you're ultimately doing good. are you then a hero? ...wait, I guess so. okay, but then, like, what if you're generally heroic, and save people and whatnot, but then - um, let's say rob a bank, because I am nothing if not creative! so now are you a villain?
like, do you get to choose what you are? even if society wants to label you as one, can you be the other, to yourself?? or is it just, sort of, you are one or the other, as defined by your actions (and, if this is the case, then, can you just be, like, middle-of-the-road?? and not just civilians, I mean, if you're born to super- parents, maybe with powers, can you still just be....average??)?

idek, guys, my brain hurts.
splits_thesky: (liv: she said i think i remember the fil)
Okay, don't ask where this came from, but, after thinking about this (and being really confused) all weekend, this is what I realized this morning:

IMO, the concept of gender is bullshit. People are a 'sex', yes, male or female or intersex, and that's one thing. I think sex distinction (not binary sex distinction, though, mind you) is important, still, for medical purposes and the like. BUT, to me, the concept of 'gender' is something completely socially constructed, without a basis in - well, anything. This is kind of the general way I think - for me, proven facts are true, theories and beliefs could be, but most likely are not. I need to see it to believe it, basically. And gender's just different ways of treating people, based on nothing. As much as we say we're moving on from stereotypical roles of men as tough and rugged workers and women as soft and emotional homemakers, we're not - we can't be, really, while there's still this idea of 'gender'.

If you ask me, I'll say I'm a girl, because that's what my physical body is, female. I've never been stereotypically female, but I've also never wished I'd been born male instead, or even identified as a tomboy. Going by traditional gender roles, I fall somewhere in the middle. Growing up, I played with my Barbies and stuffed animals, and my brothers' Legos and trucks. I wear pants and blazers sometimes, but I also sometimes wear skirts and heels (even just going along with that, while I've never been stereotypically *~*into shoes*~*, I tend to freak out over kickass boots, and really soft pumps). I don't generally wear makeup or play sports, but only because I'm both lazy, and really bad at both, and I'll do them, if the occasion calls for it. I wear my hair relatively long, but trust me, I've toyed with cutting it all off - partly because I think it would be awesome, and partly because my hair sometimes annoys the shit out of me. And, the only reason I haven't actually done it yet is because I know, inevitably, I'll want long hair again for a while, and the growing-out stage is HORRIBLE to curly hair (growing mine out from shoulder-length last year, I had a frickin' triangle on my head for months).
Gender-wise, I've always just been 'me' (true fax, the first day of my Women's Studies class this semester, we had the prompt "I am...", and had to write down a list of stuff, as it came to us. I'm looking at my list now, and the first three things are, "Divya", and "an individual", and "weird"). I'd never felt weird about it, or anything, so when I started looking shit up (not about me, at first, but still) this past weekend and kept uncovering 'transgender' stuff, I got a little confused. I guess technically (according to Wikipedia, anyway), transsexualism is a subset of...transgenderism?? (Is that even a word?? Whatever.), but to me, they're two separate things, because - well, transgender, you see. Going back to the whole "'gender' is bullshit" thing, I don't think people should have to change genders, because there shouldn't even be that societal difference in the first place. I realize that there is, obviously, and don't get me wrong, I'm NOT calling out the people who chose to identify as transgender, or related. I'm just saying, I don't think they should have to, it's unfortunate that we live with such a flawed system and restrictive roles.

...Yeaaaaaah, idk, hopefully some of this is making sense, at least. :/
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splits_thesky: (bandom: panic!: conductor is beckoning)
So, things are good, and things are bad.

The bad things are - I still don't have my own computer, and sharing with my family is a pain, I have a bajillion things due very soon, and, yeah, very little time to do them in, and...well, school's not over yet (I always burn out around this point in the semester - it's the reason why summer sessions, which are only six weeks, work so much better for me).

But the good things are - I'm sort of decided on a major, minor, and career path (Greek&Roman classics, English, and librarian, respectively, and, while this is all still EXTREMELY subject to change, it's still pretty huge), and - Panic(!) at the Disco. Panic(!) was very nearly on the bad list, though, and for reasons why, as well as reasons why it ultimately isn't, I give you a story, entitled, 'Panic(!) at the Disco...and me'. )

And now, my thoughts on Pretty. Odd., track by track. )


...THE END. Holy balls, this is a monster of a post. THANK YOU, AND GOODNIGHT.
splits_thesky: (bandom: fob: cute as a button!)
GUYZ GUESS WHAT, PATRICK STUMP AND I ARE HAT TWINZZZ. Well, sort of, I (as of only a few hours ago) own this one, but if you squint, it looks kind of like this one. Right?? RIGHT???? Whatever, this is totally just an excuse to show you all how cute PStump is. LOOKIT HIS ADORABLENESS!!!!! CUTE AS A BUTTON.

Also I have no idea why, but I've had Panic! at the Disco on the brain all day. I mean, I love Panic!, but, like, until a couple days ago I didn't even know who Spencer and JWalk were. FOR EXAMPLE. And I know the popular ship is Brendon/Ryan, and I totally get that, but for some reason I keep wanting to ship Brendon/Jon...?? IDK, YOU GUYS, IT JUST SORT OF HAPPENED.

esufyhqwoidhaifahsdiuoasdh. SEE, a couple weeks ago, I just liked listening to Fall Out Boy & co., and now I'm all, "Brendon/Jon! Gabe/William! Patrick/Pete (but I still think Pete is a douche, HAHA there is a REASON I have now added 'having unpopular bandom opinions' to my eljay interests)!" AND, although I have been functioning fine with my two William Beckett icons for MONTHS now, I couldn't resist uploading more bandom icons just now. Now I have Billiam AND Gabe AND PStump AND Jon/Brendon!!

UGH BANDOM, WHY AND HOW ARE YOU SO AMAZING IN YOUR RIDICULOUSNESS?????

Also my mom has these slightly emo glasses (they don't look emo on HER, but you know what I mean), and I just tried them on and I looked vaguely like Mikey Way, HAHA MY LIFE.
splits_thesky: (h2g2: my weird pwns you all)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN YOU GUYS

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
splits_thesky goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Random Gryffindor student #2.
__rini gives you 5 white banana-flavoured jawbreakers.
boheme06 tricks you! You get a scratched CD.
britfacexx gives you 7 red-orange grapefruit-flavoured gummy bats.
lokiie gives you 9 softly glowing root beer-flavoured gummy bats.
lorienchill gives you 13 pink licorice-flavoured nuggets.
onlyquacking tricks you! You lose 13 pieces of candy!
paw_tracks tricks you! You lose 11 pieces of candy!
violetmist2003 tricks you! You lose 9 pieces of candy!
virtuistic tricks you! You get a dead frog.
xmindthegapx gives you 4 softly glowing apple-flavoured gummy bats.
splits_thesky ends up with 5 pieces of candy, a scratched CD, and a dead frog.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.



YOU GUYS ARE SO MEAN TO ME, OMG.

OKAY I PROMISE I WILL ANSWER ALL YOUR COMMENTS DOWN THERE *POINTS* ON MY LAST POST BUUUUUUUUUUT NOT RIGHT NOW BCAUSE I FEEL LIKE MY BRAIN IS GOING TO FALL OUT OF MY HAED AND I JUST RAMBLED TO DEZ ABOUT S CLUB 7 AND SLEEP VACUUMING. ORRR LOKIIE, I GUESS YOU GUYS KNOW HER AS. ANYWAY, I NEED TO GO TO SLEEP BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE I'M DRUNK OR SOMETHING. NOT THAT I WOULD KNOW WHAT THATS LIKE, BECAUSE I'VE NEVER CTUALLUY BEEN DRUNK. UNLESS I WAS AND I GOT SO DRUNK I JUST DONT REMEMBER IT??????????? BUT I VERY HIGHTLY DOUBT SO. AND OMG I CANT EVEN SPELL ANYMORE I SWEAR TO JESUS I'M NOT DRUNK OR ON DRUGS OR ANYTHING BUT OMG I'M BPROBABLY GOING TO REGRET THIS POST IN THE MORRRRRRRRRNINGGGGGGGGGGGG OR OMG WELL IT IS MORNIGN, BUT WHEN I WAKE UP. WHICH MIGHT BE AFTERNNON BUT HOPEFULLY NOT BECAUSE I HAE TO GO TO ENGLISH BECAUSE OTHERWISE I WILL FAIL.

OKAY BYE

OH PS LOOK AT MY MOODTHEME IT IS SPN

OKAY BYE NOW FLIST

ETA: MEME YOU GUYS MEME
Comment and:
1. I’ll respond with something random about you.
2. I’ll challenge you to try something.
3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
4. I’ll tell you something I like about you.
5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours.


BUT YOU DONT HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE TO DO NUMBER 8 UNLESS YOU WANT TO. NO PEER PRESSUJRE HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEE
splits_thesky: (hahahahaha DORKS)
[mood| okay]
[music| people talking outside my window]

I met my roommate! She seems nice (although I only talked to her for two minutes), AND SHE BROUGHT A BUNCH OF BEANIE BABIES, which definitely give her points. But she came with her boyfriend, I think because his college doesn't start for a while. I don't have a problem with him or anything, but her spending all her time out of our room with him isn't really helping me make friends. WHICH IS A TOTALLY STUPID THING TO SAY, obviously I could also be out socializing instead of sitting here on LJ.
BUT I am happy to report that the large majority of my floor is made up of huge dorks who also like to sit in their room all the time. There's supposed to be some sort of picnic going on for our building right now, but most everyone on my floor is sitting in their room, on their laptops, in their pajamas. I think it's partially because I'm on a Chem Free floor, which basically means NO DRINKING NO SMOKING NO DRUGS. In the building, anyway. Like, there are a bunch of people who hang idly around outside (like, seriously, just SITTING THERE and smoking or whatever), but everyone on this floor just hangs around and hooks up their TVs and whatnot. ...I don't know, does this even make sense??
I was trying to sneak my brother's digital camera up here so I could take pictures of my dorm for you guys, but NO SUCH LUCK. Everything is very bright, though. Like, my sheets are neon green and hot pink, and my towels are neon green and...neon orange?? Does that even exist?? Well, bright orange, anyway.
Okay, this has been rambly enough. BYEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


ETA: OMGZ SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO ORCHESTRAL MUSIC LOLZ I HEART THIS FLOOR

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