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NOTE: In light of LJ's recent changes, I'll likely be migrating over to DreamWidth at some point. As it is, I've stopped adding new people to my friends list, because the more people I have on there, the harder it will be to make the switch. I'm also trying to limit my online interaction. But feel free to friend me. :)

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Apr. 27th, 2014

snark
zachary quinto just arrived in singapore omg omg omg

ahhhh
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/o\
*sobs quietly in a corner*

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Feb. 7th, 2014

unreality
Hey people if any of you want to help out a local LGB petition thingy currently about a thousand signatures behind the homophobic version it's countering, here is the link:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/restore-the-hpbs-original-faq-on-sexuality.html

what it's proposing isn't that major (do people actually look up stuff on government health websites? :/), but it's the principle of the thing, you know?

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Jan. 29th, 2014

unreality
two children's books whose titles continue to elude me:

1) a picture book about a girl in a big house. I think she was alone, or at least explored on her own, maybe to get away from others. I vaguely remember a brown-toned picture of her going through a trapdoor into an attic; perhaps there was a secret passage at some point. it was all very peaceful and yet mysterious and exciting. all I know is that I loved that book - I love the concept of discovering secrets in big houses - but IIRC it was a library book that my grandmother borrowed more than once. I remember reading it at her house while the grown-ups were finishing dinner. I can't remember the story, but the feeling of the book seeped into my subconscious and has influenced every single thing I've ever written about characters wandering around large houses, which seems to pop up a lot in my writing.

2) that blasted series about the kiwi, one of which had him meeting up with a pink car that cried tears and then wiped them off with its windshield wipers, and its doors opened and the kiwi went in and the doors closed and idk what happened but I think the kiwi got kiwinapped, but then it became friends with the car in the end or something and it was all ok. I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS TITLE FOR YEARS TO NO AVAIL. The books kind of creeped me out when I first read them, but they were such a formative part of my childhood literature. We actually owned the books and I read them a bunch of times even though the sentient car creeped me out, but maybe they were given away at some point because they are now nowhere to be found. again, huge influence on my writing.

I get this feeling that if I ever locate those books again, I'll uncover some great answers to life the universe and everything.
although I guess it's just as possible that finding them would ruin the magic, because children's books are never the same when you go back to them as an adult.

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Jan. 9th, 2014

zq
The last few weeks have been Keanu-saturated and I realised it was ages since I last ventured into ZQ fandom. I had no idea what he was up to other than doing The Glass Menagerie in NYC, so I wandered over to a fansite and found this glorious interview from Empire magazine:

http://zach-quinto.com/photos/displayimage.php?pid=50856&fullsize=1

it is my new favourite thing. ;___;

Q: What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and you were Bruce Willis?
ZQ: I'd think of a place, then buy a house there. I would spend my first day as Bruce Willis calling up realtors and making appointments. Truly.


...this has reached a whole new level.

Also he mentions that most people call him Zee-Q, except for British people who call him Zed-Q. For some reason he's always been Zee-Q in my head even though I use British English. idk man. Zed-Q just sounds really weird.

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OMG ZACHARY QUINTO IS DOING A REDDIT AMA

zq
9 December (Mon), 1pm EST.

It'll be at 1am my time. :D I think. Will have to check. but omg. EDIT: gah, 2am. Still doable though.

I nearly missed hearing about it too, because I've been out of touch with the fandom and only thought of dropping by its Facebook group today.

so happy about the timing. I might wake up at 4am for Keanu, and that was painful enough, but other actors are no match for my sleep.

WHAT DO I EVEN ASK ;___;

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Nov. 23rd, 2013

neo untrue
I just got wikipedia messaged by someone about Keanu's ancestry.

Looking into their posting history (they're one of the top 400 wiki contributors, apparently), it looks like they're apparently invested in claiming that various celebrities are whiter than they are, e.g. insisting on describing an actress as 'of part Italian descent' rather than just 'of Italian descent', which means the same thing. of part descent doesn't even make any linguistic sense, wtf.

I'm not sure what the world has come to when it's hard to tell who's doing this kind of editing for white supremacist reasons (only white people manage to be successful!) and who's doing this for SJ reasons (white people are hoarding all the success!). :/

...actually I'm mostly annoyed that he listed a WINM discussion thread as a source. I KNOW ABOUT WINM, ZARK YOU, I RUN THE PLACE. I USE THE SAME USERNAME THERE AS ON WIKIPEDIA. how did a casual fan speculative discussion end up being used as hard proof or anything.

In September this year, Keanu said that his grandmother is Chinese and Hawaiian and talked a bit about that. It's completely possible that he's mistaken about how much Chinese there is in there, which according to the abovementioned discussion is only 1/16, though I highly doubt that ancestries are that neat. But even if he's really only 1/64 Chinese, there's still a lot of native Hawaiian. He is still totally not anywhere near completely white, and while I can sort of imagine how people see him as a white guy, I can't imagine how they could do the same with his father or the rest of his paternal family, pictured here:

http://oi42.tinypic.com/dcpuz6.jpg
(I have no idea when that photo was taken and whether Keanu is even in it; but those are his relatives.)

Also this, L-R: Keanu's father, mother, grandmother and her second husband: http://oi43.tinypic.com/ic3ekp.jpg
if that's really his grandmother, she looks completely Chinese to me. :/

also lol at this entry on the talk page for Keanu:

Stephenhamel: Keanu Reeves is partnered with Stephen Hamel at their production outfit Company Films. They are in pre-production on Passengers to shoot March 1st 2014.
Celestra: Your request needs to detail the text you would like to add and include reliable sources. Thanks, Celestra

I'm pretty sure that was actually Stephen Hamel who made that request. :| Unless there are people who go around Wikipedia impersonating minor film producers, in which case I'd like to be their friend.

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Nov. 19th, 2013

happyface
Replaying Portal 2. :D It's been a long time. About two years, I think.

Doing it on my own this time, without my brother giving unasked-for solutions or telling me to stop wasting time admiring the glorious sets. :|

It's been long enough that I don't remember how I solved various test chambers and have to work them out again, but I haven't had to resort to walkthroughs yet, either, which makes me proud of myself.

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Nov. 10th, 2013

unreality
i'm feeling happy right now and am a bit wary that it probably won't last.

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