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Jan. 1st, 2015

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This journal is friends-only. If you have any interest in reading my entries, please comment to this post and I'll friend you right away. I'm not doing this to keep my life private; I just want to know who reads this.

And BY THE WAY, if wandered over here because you're interesting in reading my fiction, what you're looking for is word_play_sam, which is my writing journal.

Spam E-mails: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Receive Eventbrite's "upcoming events we've found just for you" e-mail.

Step 2: One of the events is free tickets to the red carpet premiere for Riddick.

Step 3: The website...looks legit?

Step 4: Know it's probably not real, but register anyway with your junk mail e-mail address.

Step 5: Receive back an e-ticket. (!!)


Step 7: E-mail from Eventbrite. "We regret to inform you that "Riddick Movie Premiere and After Party" has been removed from our site and any tickets you registered for or event information you received from Eventbrite cannot be guaranteed."

Step 8: But they suggest a different website to go to to register again.

Step 9: Register again.

Step 10: Wait for a response.

UPDATE: Step 11: Receive e-mail back from new place. Turns out the tickets are for sale, for almost $2,000 (and you have to buy them in multiples of 2)

Short-term friending post.

My current friending post is being targeted by random spammers so it's going under lock for a couple of days. If you want to friend me, drop a line here. :D


For several reasons, I will not be updating my livejournal while I am a member of the Roseway, as I will be staying away from the internet. I can pretend it is because I don't know what internet access I'll have or because I don't want to waste time on the internet while I should be having a fun time abroad, but let's be honest. It's mainly because I don't want to be spoiled on who the Final Cylon is or how awesome Heroes volume 4 is.

If you want to live vicariously though me in the Caribbean, please feel welcome to add my Roseway twitter feed, TackJive. I plan to update it often with my camera phone.

If you need to be in contact with me, there's a chance I'll still be sporadically checking my e-mail, wordplaysam@gmail.com. To everyone, have a great few months. I'll check in in May. See ya!

**There might be a couple of pre-Virgin Islands posts in the next few days before I leave, but I wanted to start tying everything up a little bit before I took off. The reason for the new twitter, BTdub, is that my whole family wants regular updates, and so I decided creating a new twitter was better than giving them access to the main one and censoring it.

Dec. 12th, 2008

Thesis is done, yay. However...I got in a car accident today!! It really sucked. :( Don't worry, no one was hurt and the damage to both cars was minor. I was driving down the road past the mall, she was turning right on the red light, and she failed to yield and ran into the Beast's passenger side.
When we got out of our cars, she yelled at me because she thought that I had a red light. I am 99.9% sure that I had a green, because
a)wtf, I'd notice if I had a red (and the car in front of me hadn't stopped, so at the very least I would have had a yellow)
b)I drive down that road more or less every day, and those lights are all synched. If you get a green light as you get off of the highway (which I did), the next five lights will all be clear.
Still, it has introduced doubt into my mind. I don't have a crystal clear memory one way or the other. And what if I really did run a red light without noticing it? That's really, really scary. Like, wtf self?
However, she warmed up to me a lot while we were waiting for the po-po to show up, and when he took our statements, she didn't dispute me when I said I had a green, so that's what went on the report. He did not give her a ticket for failing to yield, but I have no doubt that she'll be found at fault on the report.
Still, I'm feeling really shaky. So is poor Beastie. He's always been banged up on account of the hail damage, but the dent on his side is much more obvious, and there's some scraping. Aw. :(

My Christmas wishlist meme. I seriously considered putting superpowers on there. Too bad Mohinder isn't on my flist.Collapse )

Also? I saw Milk tonight with Homeboy Phil, and it was really, really good. I highly recommend it. Everyone cheered when it was over.

Now that I'm almost done with school, I want to get back into fandom, with more writing and another shot at the fanvids. And finally finishing the OSSRZQ fanmix. Before Christmas, y'all, I swear. Also? In the next few days I want to post a review of "Veritable Badasses: KleenexCow's Guide To The Top Five Adventure Books That Will Make You Glad For Your Heater." Keep your eyes peeled. I also might post a Bollywood rec post soon, too.


With your host, First Mate Cormorant, most recently of the Frankly Bonnie.

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In other news, I stole this meme from Tiptoe:

--Choose an artist/band.
--Then, answer the following questions using only titles of their songs.

Jason MrazCollapse )

And FINALLY, I was reminded during the Heroes Pre-Season 3 Friending Meme about Fetch!, the reality show I was in last summer. I checked on Wikipedia, and it's totally going to be airing in less than a month. If you happen to have PBS, you should tune in on October 14 and see if you see me working the belay on the climbing tower at the end of the episode. :D

Texas Wants You Anyway

Title: You're Not From Texas (But Texas Wants You Anyway)
Fandom: Heroes (gen)
Category: Fanvid
Summary: If a certain Texas-based Company wants you, they'll get you whatever way they can.
Resources: The song is "You're Not From Texas" by Lyle Lovett, which I got from the Story of Texas IMAX soundtrack. Clips are from the first two seasons of Heroes (with the season one clips coming from the DVD, and season two from the forums at got-heroes.com). I used Audacity for the sound; DVD Shrink, VirtualDub, and MPEG Flask for the clip ripping/converting/editing; and Windows Movie Maker for the final product.
Notes: THIS IS MY FIRST FANVID EVER (so be nice, but concrit and tips for the future are totally cool). HOORAY! And p.s.s. Does anyone know what community this would be appropriate for? Is there a general Heroes vid comm?



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January 2015

"Wandering Daughter" --Kimya Dawson

I am the wanderer's wandering daughter
wrestle the pestle for the sake of the mortar
i love as i breathe and leave as i live
my cast iron shield's a titanium sieve

and a castle that's built on confusion and doubt
is a nickel within and a dollar without
just when the shoes seem so big i can't win
i fill my own sneakers and take off again

i am the wanderer's wandering daughter
take all my pain and i mix it with water
it's sunny it's sweet and i don't purple stuff it
one day by the way i met little miss muffet

i blew my mind with the stuff that i taught her
i am the wanderer's wandering daughter
i said if a spider should sit down beside you
tell him your name and then tell him the truth

a great hairy spider appeared there and then
and the holes in my soul started letting in wind
i felt like a lamb being led to the slaughter
i am the wanderer's wandering daughter

she said i'm miss muffet i'm very afraid
but something inside me is making me stay
i know deep down that if i run away
i'll just meet more spiders and still feel the same

the spider he smiled and said how is this true
when i am so terribly smaller than you?
my web it just went in the way the wind blew
what i was in for i hadn't a clue

he touched her face gently with six of his legs
and licked from her chin a speck of curds and whey
when i was certain they'd both be okay
i tightened my laces and i walked away

as i walked away i was feeling excluded
wishing my impulses weren't diluted
the muscle i hustle is real for my friends
but the muscle i keep for myself is pretend

i am the wanderer's wandering daughter
travel the land and i live like a martyr
the things that i do aren't the things that i teach
if i spend my time practicing when will i preach?

i do what i must as you do what you oughta
i am the wanderer's wandering daughter
take all my pain and mix it with water
i am the wanderer's wandering daughter

i'm lost and alone and i'm fair and i'm free
you am what you is and i are who i be
what i'm lacking in strength i make up for in smarts
you keep your stability i'll keep my heart

fear finds october emotions are juices
beat around bushes and make up excuses
go out for ceruleans come home with chartreuses
snip and cut bonsais and turn them to spruces

miss muffet called me and she said don't cry
real friends are friends until after they die
still i romanticize all this disorder
i am the wanderer's wandering daughter
hop the next bus and run for the border
i am the wanderer's wandering daughter
give you my life if you give me a quarter
i am the wanderer's wandering daughter

so long it's been good to know ya
so long it's been good to know ya
so long it's been good to know ya
i've got to be moving along
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