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Girl From the North Country
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Girl From the North Country
17 August 2009 @ 07:12 am
Putting it out here for all to see. The ones at the top are most active, and then I slowly progress downward. Sarah pointed out last night that out of thirteen characters, I started five of them in the last six months since I've been out here with her; clearly, she is a bad influence and so I blame her. ;)

Characters I Play



seventh doctor



han solo







fourth doctor

feeling: calmcalm
Girl From the North Country
16 August 2009 @ 03:55 pm
I endeavor to get better about updating this. I really, really apologize for being so absent. I've been so focused on my RP characters and writing and making icons in my free time that I've neglected this journal. Humblest apologies.

In the meantime, you guys, I finally watched V for Vendetta for the first time...um, last week? Shame of shames, yes, I had not seen it all this time, though I had very much wanted to. So Sarah and I bought the V for Vendetta graphic novel a few weeks ago when the John Adams miniseries was on on sale for hella cheap on Amazon.com. And to get the free shipping, we needed something extra; Sarah & I had been saying we wanted the V for Vendetta graphic novel, so this was the perfect opportunity to get it. And we did. And I started reading it at work and desperately wanted to see the movie. Sarah finally found her copy, and we watched it. I loved it so much that we watched it the next night. And we've watched it two more times since then. All told, I've seen that movie four times in one and a half weeks, and have finished the graphic novel and OH LAWDY, I am obsessed. Mega, mega obsessed. So obviously I love V, and particularly love his beautiful use of language. I love Evey. But I also love the characters that other people probably don't recognize enough (or so I'm assuming, since most icons made and fics written are about V & Evey), namely Inspector Finch and Gordon Dietrich (hello, it's Stephen Fry, how can you not love him?). I have to say that I particularly love the portrayal of Finch in the film more than in the graphic novel, and prefer the film version. And when I say 'prefer' the film version, I mean that Inspector Finch is my favorite character. I think that whole domino scene really sealed it for me.

I'll probably be posting again later today because I've been making lots of icons recently and need to put them up in my icon journal, at long last.

How are you things with you, peeps? What's going on in your life?
feeling: goodgood
Girl From the North Country
19 March 2009 @ 01:39 pm
I was going to do a picspam of Natasha Richardson as a final farewell, but I can't find it in me to do that, it just makes me too sad. I never followed her work religiously, but she was one of those actresses who was always on my periphery, as one to be aware of, one who was genuinely good at what she did. Not only that, she was just a classy, classy lady with a "luminous spirit" (to quote Dame Judi Dench). She will be greatly missed by me, and many fans the world over, and I know that is merely a whisper of the heartbreak and world-shattering grief her husband, sons, mother, sister, and other family members and friends must be experiencing right now.

As happens when all people pass away from this world: the sun has lost a little warmth, and a great star has dimmed in the sky.

I can summon up the motivation to link to this YouTube video, however. Thanks to soaked_in_stars for originally posting it. This is Natasha's performance of "Maybe This Time" in Cabaret. Have tissues handy. Be at peace, dear lady.

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feeling: sadsad
Girl From the North Country
16 March 2009 @ 01:56 pm
Has anyone read The Book Thief? I bought it on Friday and have been engrossed. I'm about 250 pages in so far and it's got me thoroughly hooked. If anyone else has read it, I was hoping for some thoughts about whether Death is a corporeal being in the book or a spirit that just has a shape of some sort? He refers to himself as a 'he' so if he has a gender, does that come with a body? Or is he just a spirit? Thoughts?

I am so in love with California. I love finally being somewhere that you truly feel is home. Currently still job-hunting. I'll admit that I get frustrated at times, but you know, job searching is never a quick thing, even when the economy is great. Well, unless you're my mother. Sometimes I question whether or not I should have become a nurse like I once thought about doing, but then I think...no, I'm too much of a History geek to have majored in anything else. I know the job I get soon more than likely won't be in my field. And I think all of dealing with job search woes are entitled to be frustrated, but I refuse to give in to the ridiculous fear-mongering going on in this country in regards to the economy, because all that does is make everyone more depressed. And so, I refuse. The economy is not great right now, we are in a recession, things are gloomy. Why must we be reminded of this every single day, multiple times a day? This too shall pass, and in the meantime, let's all try to balance optimism with a bit of healthy cynicism and pragmatism. I'll get a job; I won't get one tomorrow, maybe not even this week or the next, but eventually. If I started thinking otherwise, then I would truly doom myself. And to those of you also job searching, really don't get down. Don't. That's the worst thing you can do. Keep going and keep breathing, and just remember not to stop.

I am wishing all the best for you, poppets, we're all going to be all right. Trust me. :D
feeling: thoughtfulthoughtful
Girl From the North Country
05 March 2009 @ 01:55 pm
Quick question: for those of you that enjoy chai tea, which way do you like it best? Hot or cold? If you like it cold, do you like it over ice, or do you like it in slush form?

Onto some pictures! Yesterday, Sarah pulled out a plush Manta Ray she'd gotten from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. The plush Manta Ray's name? Monty! :D So anyway, we were playing with Sarah's Chihuahua, Bailey, and noticed that Bailey was being even more amusing than usual. So I documented the "Manta Ray attack" and subsequent defeat, in pictures. Enjoy!

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That dog is so freakin' cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute. :D
feeling: amusedamused
Girl From the North Country
So I love doing picspams for things that I have a great deal of interest in, and also love getting people hooked on shows. It's been two and a half years since I did a picspam for Freaks and Geeks so I think it's about time for another one. This is one of my all-time favorite shows, I rewatch episodes a lot. In a nutshell, the show is a drama-comedy (most of the quotes I picked were humorous, but it's not a sitcom or anything, it's definitely more of a 'dramedy') it centers around Lindsay Weir and her brother Sam (they have a subtle, but close sibling bond that at times reminds me of the bond between my brother and I, only I would be Sam and my brother would be Lindsay) and their respective friends, the freaks and the geeks.

If you watch the show, then enjoy the nostalgia. If you don't watch, hopefully this piques your interest. And really, if you don't watch, you need to. 'Nuff said.

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feeling: coldcold
Girl From the North Country
24 October 2008 @ 03:27 pm

So what makes it 'funny'? Well, the fact that first of all, no one can decide whether it's pie or cake. It's...cake in a pie crust. Secondly, you put the batter into the pie crust first, pour the chocolate syrup over it, and then the syrup drizzles down while it bakes (creating a marbled effect with the cake) and when it's done, there's a layer of fudge on the bottom. Everyone has their own preference, but most people seem to prefer this when it's been chilled for a few hours, or overnight, to allow the fudge layer time to harden and thicken.

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feeling: hungryhungry
Girl From the North Country
Another post today, because I have to honor the occasion: LJ tells me that today, in 1993, The X-Files first aired. I have such unadulterated, unwavering love for that show. It was the first show I ever got "hooked" on, and I remember very vividly the summer that I got hooked. It was 1997...I was just about to enter seventh grade, and little did I know how much that show would come to help me and be some sort of odd touchstone in that particular school year.

So to celebrate, I have pics and quotes below the cut.

My favorite episode? I cannot choose, I refuse to. When you have a show you love and are unashamedly obsessed with, it's rather hard to pick just one episode, especially when there were so many good ones. Off the top of my head?

Bad Blood
Memento Mori
Small Potatoes
Post-Modern Prometheus
Dreamland I & II
Rain King
The Unnatural
All Souls
Beyond the Sea

...lots more.

Which leads me to my current quandary; I received a $50 giftcard for Barnes & Noble from my aunt and uncle (the sweetest people, and I miss them terribly; they live in Ohio, so I rarely get to see them) for my college graduation. I really, really want to buy A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and spend the difference purchasing a DVD I've been lusting after. The problem is that I'm lusting after lots of DVDs. I thought about getting a season of The X-Files; I only have Season 3, and logically, I really need Season 1, but Seasons 4-6 are my favorites. I hate making decisions like this. There are also some other shows and movies I want, so I might decide to just put The X-Files on the backburner for now. But I can't...damnit!

Anyway, enjoy my tribute to one of the best shows ever made.

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feeling: giddygiddy
Girl From the North Country

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone--
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance--
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love--
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world--

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

* Picture taken by me, last week. Poem by the incomparable Mary Oliver.
feeling: contentcontent