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Just a quick note -- The Gormenghast Novels are absolutely amazing. I'm surprised more people haven't heard of them. If Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Tim Burton, and Hayao Miyazaki got together and wrote a gothic-tinged fantasy novel, then it would be Gormenghast.

Yes, it's that awesome.

Plus, Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Steerpike. I've only read three sentences about him so far, but I know that he will be PERFECT.

And with that... I'm gonna finish this chapter.

~The Minno

EDIT: "'Gallstones!' and in the dimness he flung his arms apart so that the buttons of his tunic were torn away, one of them whizzing across the room and stunning a cockroach on the opposite wall." That sentence owns on so many levels....

Also, I would like to begin shouting "Gallstones!" at the top of my lungs at random intervals. You know, just to see peoples' reactions.


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Wow. Sorry for letting my journal languish away in LJ-limbo like that. The good news is, now that I've come down with a severe case of insomnia, I'll probably be able to update much more. Of course, they'll probably be a bunch of incomprehensible gibberish caused by sleep-induced hysteria. I can see it now:

"Dude, the weasels were jumping up and down in the barley butter, but then the cupcakes stole my pogo stick. And then... AHA! BEANS!

But no matter. Those pandas'll come crawling back the first time their check bounces. Yeah. Hah. I can get on just fine without 'em. I bet they're in league with the grapefruit anyway.

Current Mood: Ovaltine
Current Music: Pickled Herring!"

Then again, that sounds like about 98% of my posts anyway.

Oh well.

I've gotta go now, but I'll update later in the week with more stuff. Honestly. What? Why are you laughing like that?

~The Minno
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I felt that I should update. For... some reason. O_O But duuude is my brain frazzled lately. I've been like, "I should update my journal." And then my brain stalls, and I'm all, "Dude! Brain! Think of something!" and my brain just goes, "Durrrr... Thog likes puppies."

Aha! Thought of something!

I got four new CDs. Words cannot express the sheer awesomeness that is Bjork's Selmasongs, Dead Can Dance's Memento, Frank Black & the Catholics' Show Me Your Tears, and Muse's Origins of Symmetry. Out of the four, I'd say the latter two are the most impressive. Frank Black is like... The Old 97's, Portishead, Concrete Blonde, and the Pixies all in one, and Muse is, as always, one of the most sonically amazing groups I've had the pleasure of laying ears on.

Pardon me a moment while I hyperventilate over the greatness that is Muse. If you don't care to read it, feel free to skip this paragraph. The song Micro Cuts is worth the full price of the album, in my opinion -- his falsetto brings actual pain to my vocal chords. I actually thought it was a guitar at one point, except that I know that guitars don't breathe; [ profile] bluebirdgirl literally melted out of her chair with the awesome. And Megalomania? That's my new song to listen to while I write scenes involving Cojiro (or other miscellaneous evil, insane bishies). Plug In Baby, while having a title that gives me a very humorous mental picture about electrically operated infants, has a chorus that sounds uncannily like Placebo's This Picture, and Space Dementia includes piano playing that would probably make my fingers fall off. Seriously, you guys? It's the best. (a la Homestar) I suppose I have to give credit where it's due and thank [ profile] decemberfish for making me buy it, or else I probably would have ended up with either Dressy Bessy or Hot Hot Heat instead.

Also, is it just me, or do some of the songs by the Hourly Radio sound remarkably like something by Gackt? Maybe it's just me, but I can't help but think I've heard "Lost + Found" somewhere before. Somewhere Japanese. And... Gackt-ish. Yeees.

On another note entirely, I've been working on my original story a lot more lately. A little of the actual writing, but mostly thinking about the plot, characters, cultures, etc. And I've realized I have a problem of the not small variety. Taja is one of the most important characters in the story, but... for some reason, I can never seem to be able to give her a personality. She just always winds up seeming so flat and cliche. I think I've improved her a little, but I've reached a crossroads, and I can't seem to figure out which fork I should take in developing her character. She either needs to be completely amoral and a bit of a trouble maker, or somebody with such strongly developed principles that she leans a bit towards the self-righteous side. They both fit in certain ways, but... argh. I just don't know. And as she gets introduced pretty soon, I don't have much time to deliberate. Eet bogglez ze mind. Oh well.

Well, I should probably get to sleep now. Blargh.

~The Minno
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I figured I've probably been neglecting all of my friends out in internet-land for too long, so here's something I found highly amusing:

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Saturday I set [ profile] soujiro_seta's puppy on fire (-66 points). In November I put gum in [ profile] hiroki92's hair (-12 points). Last Wednesday I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points). In September I bought porn for [ profile] roketto_baibii (-10 points). Last Sunday I gave [ profile] kyo_mo_mo a kidney (1000 points).

Overall, I've been nice (836 points). For Christmas I deserve a red Radio-Flyer wagon!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:

There was also one where I ruled Duluth Minnosota as a cruel and heartless dictator and killed [ profile] cleolinda in a mass genocide, but that was offset by my saving a bus full of Angolan nuns and giving a life saving bone marrow transplant to somebody. Alas.

~The Minno
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I am an outcast genius and a dork grand-master. XP

Outcast Genius
56 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 73% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius.

Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject).

Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 63% on nerdiness

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You scored higher than 88% on geekosity

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You scored higher than 98% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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So, I was in Wal-Mart, minding my own business, wearing a Manchester United jersey and ogling the office supplies, when this older lady just starts staring at me. So, I smile at her, 'cause I figure, y'know, the world needs more smiley happy stuff and that people are so stressed out sometimes that they just totally forget what it's like for somebody to be nice for no reason and I can tell this sentence is an uber run on because I'm rambling so I'm going to shut up now. Anyway, so I smile at this lady, and she gives me a death glare and storms off.

Hm. There can only be one explanation for this type of behaviour. She must be a Chelsea fan.

~The Minno
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*points to new icon* PH34R T3H L33T |\|1|\|j4 5|\|0\/\/|\/|3|\|!!!! >3

Yes. I'm very hyper and in a creative mood, so I thought I'd make a Kingdom Of Loathing icon. XD Um... yeah. That's all I wanted to say.

That, and have I ever mentioned that I adore Alexandre Dumas' The Count Of Monte Cristo? ...Oh. Very well. Carry on then.

~The Minno
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I'm back... WITH A VENGANCE!!!

Actually, I'm back with a sinus headache and muscle pain. But vengance sounds so much cooler. >_>

So, hello. I'm still alive, though my body seems bound and determined to kill me with various sicknesses. Seriously, I haven't been well since I turned 18. It's just my body's special way of saying, "Hah! You suck!" X_x

Well, I just came to say my dorkiness has reached a whole new apex. Though I suppose that's blindingly obvious. Oh, and I just posted the first chapter of my first fanfic... thing. Yah. It's here; give it luff, or hate, or whatever.

Count all the cheesy 60's pop culture references in the author's notes and win a cookie!

~The Minno

Edit: I fixed the link. It works now. Seriously. >_> <_< Whaaat?
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I now have a photo editing program of some form, so that's good.

Made myself a really bad icon. Any advice for making it un-really bad would be kindly appreciated.

I <3 Rufus Wainwright. Am very glad Becca allowed me to appropriate Poses.

I think I might have more to say, but I doubt it. Signing off.


~The Minno
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Hear ye, hear ye! My sister and I have created a community! And not just any community, mind you. A Lost community. So everybody go join! Mind you, we still haven't really finished making it look snazzy or anything yet, but c'mon, go join anyway! (And anybody who might be willing to help contribute/make Lost icons, a layout, and possibly a banner and/or mood theme, that'd be great too...)

Click on the link! Click on the link! [ profile] lost_liek_whoa

~The Minno
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Dude, I swear, I'm the biggest dork of a writer EVAR! I'm working on a storyline, and I find myself adopting the same tactic every time I hit an impasse. And it's not very scientific, professional, or well-thought-out.

"Should this event happen before or after that event?" *flips coin* "Before!"

"Should this happen because of sabotage or outright attack?" *flips coin* "Sabotage it is!"

"Should I use major plot twist #1 or major plot twist #2?" *flips coin* "Looks like number two!"

"Should they head north or south?" *flips coin* "South, I guess!"

Geez. I am such teh lazy author. So much for deep thinking and symbolism.

~The Minno
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Okay, just one quick thing.

Spider-man 2 = T3H GR347N355!!!!!

That, and Portishead totally rawks my socks. And Bjork. And Evanescence. And Gackt. And J-rock in general. And Garbage. And 30 Seconds to Mars. And Tori Amos. And Poe. And... *rambles*

~The Minno
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Na, lookit me! I'm updating!


I am amused. That is all. Good day.

~The Minno


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