viedma: I will rule the world! Emperor Cupcake! (Batshit About Curtains)
[personal profile] viedma
Cooking with [livejournal.com profile] violetisblue. Even if it's just a little thing, it's relaxing to hash out the WTF parts of one's day over a vegetable curry or a chickpea cutlet.

The Neuter Scooter visited the area today, spaying and neutering 25 cats. That's not a lot for them, but they did 102 in Crown Point the day before so I think they deserve a break. By the time I arrived they were already done, so I got to see owners pick up their cats which was really sweet. I love how goofy people are about their pets, or their ferals or strays they want to protect. Dr. Peavy went home with some homemade vegan cholent as a teeny expression of my thanks.

Twilight. All the kids on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets went on and on and on and ON about how this series is the Death of Grate Litriture and that Stephenie Meyer gave them rectal cancer that I had to give this book a go, and now I love it. It's big and silly and gothic romance for high schoolers (and me) and it's just the thing I'm in the mood for reading right now. I love Meyer turned the Pacific Northwest (a "damp green hole," her words) into The Moor. I love how Bella is so a 35 year old teenager, how Stephenie Meyer really grooves on young guys impossibly handsome Edward is, and how much Bella turns him on and how *totally her fault* it is. She's so meen! I think everyone needs to be a little bit more careful about all the accidental on-turning there is here. I even giggled at the whole "vegetarian vampires" thing-- only a Mormon would think snacking on a mountain lion is vegetarian in any sense of the word. Let the mass defriending commence!

My new screensaver, it are lovely and a little creepy.

DEEZ Nutz!

Date: 2008-10-29 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violetisblue.livejournal.com
Twilight looks hilariously stupid. Why can't you be as Speshul as Bella is?

Re: DEEZ Nutz!

Date: 2008-10-29 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
*We can never be as Speshul.* The most we can do is try to emulate them and to spread the good news about Bellanedward. (Wrong religious reference?)

Hilariously stupid is just right-- it's cracky and not very well written and MOAR PLEEZ.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arielblue.livejournal.com
I lurve the name "Neuter Scooter." And the concept too.

You've seen this, right? http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/10/29/japan.station.cat/index.html

If not... you must. Speaking of people being goofy about pets. :)

Everything's better with cats in it

Date: 2008-10-29 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
I hadn't seen that, thank you! Oh god, that poor cat looks like she's seen it all.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carolcarolcarol.livejournal.com
There are are lot of kids on Fandom Secrets. It makes me uncomfortable. Not uncomfortable enough to stop reading.

I hope you take Twilight really seriously and make lots of secrets about the haters.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-30 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
Not uncomfortable enough to stop reading.


I hear you. My favorite secrets are the "I am 19 and convinced I will never meet the love of my life." Oh honey.

I don't think it's possible to take Twilight seriously, it's too wacky. Doesn't mean I couldn't try, though. ;) I am gobsmacked at the level of hatred the books generate. I haven't seen this much antipathy since The Historian, another big silly novel written by a woman that stars a supernatural being. I'm sensing a pattern here. (I loved The Historian too, speaking of patterns.)

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 08:36 pm (UTC)
ext_6373: A swan and a ballerina from an old children's book about ballet, captioned SWAN! (Default)
From: [identity profile] annlarimer.livejournal.com
I wonder how many of the adults dissing Twilight grew up on classy litracha like The Baby-Sitters Club and R.L. Stein.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violetisblue.livejournal.com
I don't see why the books are supposedly the end of all civilization. Yes, they're deeply stupid, but so are a lot of other things people like.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carolcarolcarol.livejournal.com
I'd say books get the least amount of grief. People who get judgmental and hand-wringing over bad books got nothin' on the people who get judgmental about bad food, bad fashion, bad music, bad TV/movies, bad Internets . . . OK, there's a lot of overlap there.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violetisblue.livejournal.com
I've peeked into Mary's copy and it looks like a laugh riot, so kudos on Ms. Meyer for bringing joy and hilarity into our lives. However unintentionally.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-30 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
Did I show you the fandomsecret that wondered why we all don't read all books, like ones by Terry Goodkind?

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-30 01:35 pm (UTC)
ext_6373: A swan and a ballerina from an old children's book about ballet, captioned SWAN! (Default)
From: [identity profile] annlarimer.livejournal.com
No. Way.

I suppose it's because we don't want to have to take our eyes out with melon ballers.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 08:49 pm (UTC)
ext_2511: (Default)
From: [identity profile] cryptoxin.livejournal.com
...how much Bella turns him on and how *totally her fault* it is.

Now I'm thinking of that song I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P2hoO088lc) and wondering if Robert Palmer was a sparkly vampire all along, but nobody noticed because it was the '80s.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] airie-fairy.livejournal.com
I honestly would be less bugged by the books if I could manage to get through a paragraph without going into a daze of boredom. Forget about all the subtextual issues, I couldn't even get that far!

Wait till you get to the fourth one. She wrote crackfic for her own series, it's amazing.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-30 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
You have to be in just the right mood for wackiness like this. In another couple of weeks I'll be ready for a real book again. In the meantime? Omg, their life is so...obsessive.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-29 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terl-girl.livejournal.com
All the late-30/early-40-something gals I work with luuurve Twilight. I kind of want to see what all the fuss is about. Fortunately somebody uploaded it during one of the FW mockery parties, so I don't have to get in the queue at the library or part with my hard-earned drinking money to get it.

(no subject)

Date: 2008-10-30 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
Anything that whips fandomsecrets into such a prolonged wank frenzy has something going for it. Plus I can't resist books that are the Downfall of Civilization. OM NOM NOM.

Don't worry, you can get a copy for the price of a case of Schlitz.

Profile

viedma: I will rule the world! Emperor Cupcake! (Default)
Bill Rebane, Moviemaker and Feminist

April 2010

S M T W T F S
    123
456789 10
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags