sirena: (blood blood blood)
Ahhh... Watchmen.

Here be spoilers.

Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains. )

And I won't lie, I got goosebumps watching the Half-Blood Prince trailer. What will I do when there are no movies left?? :(
sirena: (banksy; i'm nothing if not unrealistic)
I have bought: a blue Lomo Fisheye. I'm really bad at it, I think, and half of my shots will probably be underexposed (I can't bring myself to use the flash), but it's all a big experiment anyway and the film was cheap-ish. One roll down, three to go, and maybe I'll post them when I'm done.

No one is dead yet, and there hasn't even been a close call of such. This is really the first time J and I have been away together (not including last year's SIGGRAPH because we weren't together then and I seem to remember hating him during most of it), so it could have gone really well or really badly. With the exception of him dragging me to a lot of really boring science stuff and my exhibiting some really bizarre, irrational freakouts, it seems to be going not too badly. [knocks on wood]

Tonight we started to head down to the reception on the Embarcadero pier thingy and decided to catch a cab (it's only a mile, but J's feet hurt and my dry crackedy heel has finally split and ow). Another dude from our hotel (Holiday Inn, livin' large) was also heading down that way so we were going to split it. I ran back upstairs to grab a long-sleeved (AutoDesk) (nerd) shirt (SD is much chillier at night than I anticipated, and me with just my halters and strappy shirts) while J and this dude talked. They exchanged information, we talked about our cameras and my not-toy Lomo, and when we got back to the hotel, I found out that his name is Hiroyuki Seshita, and he was the Visual Effects Supervisor for the "movie sections" (I guess this is the FMV/cinematic parts) of Final Fantasy X and X-2 and Kingdom Hearts, and that he was also a lighting artist for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (thank you IMDB). Holy crap. I am glad I didn't know that at the time, because I would have geeked out and lost my shit entirely. I just figured he was some random Japanese dude.

I also rode the hotel elevator with some Capcom guys.

I am a nerd.
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Seeing as I pretty much never read DC comics (or any, currently, as I am just too creeped out to go into yon Local Comic Shop all by my female self), this is still news to me, and it's a bit geeky. Just sayin'.

The new Jade! Her name! IS SO ALMOST EXACTLY MY NAME EXCEPT FOR A LETTER.

It's a shame she seems a bit of a self-righteous twat!
sirena: (rules of attraction)
Oh, help. I've been listening to Jem and the Holograms (with some Misfits for good measure) nonstop for the past hour. ...Which was preceded by two Jem episodes.

Rio, you are still such a drama queen



Here's to unbroken hearts on Thanksgiving!
sirena: (blue beetle; gladys)
It is Friday night and I am watching Jem! episodes on YouTube. Uh, again. (I don't think Jem! should really have the exclamation mark, but it looks naked without it. Besides, Jem is excitement.)

Oh, Kimber, you ignorant slut drive me crazy when you squeal "OutRAGEous!" and your relationship with Stormer makes me raise an eyebrow, but the whole "Pacific/Atlantic" thing in "Culture Clash" was perfect.

And I would just like to state for the record that Riot is a creepy motherfucker.


Will I ever not be 14 years old?

maybe that's part of my charm





ETA: This has made my whole night. Nay, week.
sirena: (blue beetle; gladys)
After watching Shaun of the Dead last night, I feel the need to share this song with the whole world. :D

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

YAY QUEEN. Love is too weak a word for what I feel--I luuurve it, you know, I loave it, I luff it--two Fs.

I would also like to share this and this and his whole damn journal, really. His is my favorite LJ ever.

AND while I am sharing things! Power Girl (The Classifieds). Notable because (a) the chick playing Peej is hot, and (b) TED AND BOOSTER CAMEO! I THINK I JUST GEEKED OUT ALL OVER MYSELF.
sirena: (blue beetle; gladys)
Today:

01) I am early. I hope you know what this means and why it is such an annoyance.
02) The lab smelled like cat pee.
03) I had my 7:10-9:40pm History of Film class and it does indeed feel as late as it is.

But 03 is okay, because I spent the seven hours between classes with Dad and Patti. We went to Savage Mill and ate at Ram's Head Tavern, where I had an awesome sandwich and the waiter was totally cute and also probably 17.

So we wandered into one of the antique shops (quick aside: one of the others had a table and set of two torchieres made with probably gold and TONS of lapis lazuli--were $38,000 and $40,000 respectively and worth more than seven of my cars together), and really this whole post has been leading up to this moment. Amidst thousands of items--jewelry, furniture, more furniture, china, silverware, dolls, elepant teeth--inside a box of comic books, behind a metric ton of Superman and Tomb of Dracula, what do I find?



Brilliant! It really was a phenomenal find, but I wish I could say it was a bargain as well. Original price: 50¢. Jacked-up "antique" price: $30.00! Fortunately I am so wonderful Dad decided he must buy it for me. Or pay for it, because I had pretty much decided I wasn't leaving without it.

Having read it already--and yes, I read it; I was careful, and it's not like I ever intend to sell it--it isn't the most incredible piece of storytelling. Instead it seems like, hey, here's Ted and Vic and don't they work well together, so some random enemy of Ted's decides he wants to kill him and let's throw lasers and falling spikes and trap doors and fire and more lasers and ROBOT SHARKS at them. And oh yeah, let's steal the Bug, too! (Bug: ;_;)

I like that Ted is actually, y'know, competent. DC seems to have forgotten that in recent years.

Anyway. Sorry, boys, can't talk tonight. There's more if you know where to look.
sirena: (blue beetle; gladys)
Right, so I start school tomorrow, and my schedule is absolutely awful, and thus I am really wishing I did not have to go back.

And on my final night of freedom, I present to you why I love Ted Kord, in three panels. )

I love him, why is he dead? ;_;

Oh, and

Aug. 21st, 2005 12:56 am
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Extravagant purchace of the weekend: Portait of Pirates Tashigi has joined Zoro on the shelf. It was a hard choice between Tashigi, Ace, and Vivi, but I figured Tashigi would go best with the one I already have. They look so cute together. :3

Randomly: Thank you to certain other people for not hating me (seriously, huge relief, you have no idea)! And also thank you to Sam for not taking off in the opposite direction after I had my meltdown. THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE SIERRA MIST, I TELL YOU.
sirena: (blood blood blood)
AHHH, it looks like "totally starkers" is winning in the Captain Atom poll. :D Of course, this is because I voted for "totally starkers." But he is! Look! No neckline! The absence of genitalia is the only boggling factor, but he is a being of nuclear energy or whatever, so I'm not entirely sure he possesses genitalia anyway.

Oh, Captain Atom, you dirty, dirty boy.

I have not voted on Mister Miracle's poll because honestly, his mask frustrates me that badly. Ironically no one has voted for the most correct answer (New Genesis crap), although one could argue that the third option is equally correct and here I go again. I'm not ruling out "Mexican wrestler," however. Perhaps that is part of the torture that exists on Apokolips--forced servitude as a sweaty, brightly-colored wrestler. Shiny spandex--oh, the humanity!

At work today, I think I met the love of my life. I also (maybe) broke the third register--it totally froze up and the store couldn't close and it's "corrupted," so it tells me, and OH I THINK IT'S MY FAULT. And I also pissed off this stupid whorebitch--HEY WHOREBITCH, look, there is only one of me and Theresa is off doing God knows what and did it really look like I wanted to show this woman EVERY SINGLE BABY-RELATED BOOK IN THE STORE? She just said "books" and "baby" and wtf is that supposed to mean? Books FOR babies? ABOUT babies? FEATURING babies? WRITTEN BY BABIES?? I DON'T FUCKING KNOW, OKAY, so I kept telling her to GO TO BARNES AND FUCKING NOBLE but SHE NO LISTEN! MAYBE you could have approached me and said, "I'd like to be rung up now, please," and at least then I could have extricated myself from the metaphorical grasps of this apparently illiterate and/or stupid woman, BUT NO, you have to sit there and make stupid faces at me and make snide remarks to the dude behind you DON'T THINK I DIDN'T HEAR YOU and thank God he was very, very nice because it sort of decreased my feelings of WANT TO KILL YOU.

I hate working on Sundays.

Let me reiterate: I HATE WORKING ON SUNDAYS.

I think I am in the wrong line of work.

So in the past four days, I have been on my feet for at least 25 hours, which doesn't seem like a whole lot, but Friday through today have been seven-consecutive-hour days. AND I had to stay late tonight because of the aforementioned busted register and then the carpet cleaners. And my feet are falling off and I want to take them off and throw them at people.

AND AND my shoulders are peeling, and do you know how hard it is to look at your shoulders so you can see where you're peeling? My eyes are all crosseyed and I'm still itching, dead skin everywhere. :D

But anyway, about this cute boy, he and his Mum came in at like 5 minutes to closing and I waited by the door while Theresa rung them up. They were in a hurry (closing!), so Theresa told her she'd sign the woman up for a Gold Crown Card the next time she came in, and woman said that she probably wouldn't be back in a while, but he (aforementioned cute boy) would, and then I let them out and smiled and AHH.

He's probably gay. ;_____;

Or he probably thinks, "What the hey, this girl is weird and why is her nose all red and splotchy?" It's because I'm peeeeeeeeling. I can't help it. ;_;

Or maybe I am completely insecure.

But hopefully he will come in again, and hopefully none of the above is true (excluding the latter, because we know that is totally true).

*crosses fingers*

*crosses toes*

And to prove I am done bitching, I watched two more JLU episodes and FIRE&ICE CAMEOS up the wazoo. Can they have speaking parts, please? ;_; That's not bitching. That is a polite request. :D

If anyone (coughsamcough) would like to hook me up with the episode "The Greatest Story Never Told," I would just die. In a good way.

Okay, I swear this entry is over.
sirena: (blue beetle; gladys)
A VCR mishap forced me to miss three episodes of JLU, but I caught tonight's, so you'll have to bear with me whilst I geek out.

CAPTAIN MARVEL. Okay, so out of the whole DeMatteis/Giffen lineup, only Beetle is missing*? COME ON. Elongated Man had his little 5 second guest appearance, and Fire and Ice cameosssss. When Cap was walking down the hall high-fiving people, I saw a dude in goggles and I thought OMG TED! before I realized it was Wildcat. Fucking Wildcat!

*As I said before, Guy doesn't count.

Best line:
Bats: You were a little hard on the boy scout, don't you think?
Supes: *pause* I thought I was the boy scout.

DON'T WORRY, SUPERMAN, YOU ARE.

Anyway, I pretty much like Captain Marvel (the big red cheese). I wish he would've beaten Superman, though. Superman is a dick.

So the random appearance of Captain Atom got me thinking. I totally don't know the answers to these questions--these, the True Mysteries of the DC Universe!

So I present to you some polls to mess up your friends page.

Mystery, the First

[Poll #547253]

Mystery, the Second


[Poll #547254]

I leave that for you to ponder. G'night!
sirena: (♥ Streets of Rage)
Work was very slow, so for five full minutes I searched the Gold Crown database for superhero names. For the record, there have been no Graysons at our store, but there were several Rayners, and one B. Gordon. Suspicious.
sirena: (♥ Streets of Rage)
For future reference:

Kyle Rayner's address is 175 Bleecker Street (New York, NY, etc.).

This is for when I go to New York next. I am so going to take a picture of Green Lantern's apartment. :D

& I really need a dropdown menu for my tags.

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