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Random thoughts for May 14th 
14th-May-2008 12:50 pm
Torchwood - Speeding at night
I love this shirt and I want to make my own and possibly to have its babies. The only way this shirt could be more fun would be if John Barrowman were wearing it.  Or not wearing it, maybe. If you know what I mean.  I'll shut up now.  (Dammit, I'm missing Owen already.)

Also, as a result of leaving a comment about Twilight for barhavenand then having her respond, GoogleAds is now displaying this ad in my Gmail:

I'm trying to decide: is this more, or less, disturbing than the perfect innocent non-sexual email about Lyle Bennet that happened to contain the names "Mohinder" and "Sylar" and triggered a bunch of ads about slash and yaoi?
14th-May-2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Less disturbing, because there is a MUCH more direct link between Twilight and vampires. The ad in this one is funny unto itself, but it was the fact that Google knows about the Mylar slash was funnier. However, this cracked me up. I assume the male vampires don't make lunch dates? ;)

I heard Twilight got cancelled? Sadness! Not that I ever saw it, but I know it made people happy.
14th-May-2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
I'm just trying to imagine someone saying, "Man, I wish I could find a good vampire guy to date, but I don't know how. Wow - GothScene! All right!" I almost want to join just to see what the profiles are like, but I'm afraid I won't be able to resist making fun of them, and then they might find out and put an evil spell on me or something...

Moonlight is the vampire TV show that just got cancelled - Twilight is the series of young adult vampire novels that is just now being turned into a feature film. (Actually the TV show was originally called Twilight, and I'd wondered why they changed the title - turns out, it was because of this book/movie.) I'm guessing that they'll put the TV show out on DVD, and if you can get a chance to borrow it, I would recommend it. The first couple episodes suck, but it gets better quick, and has a good sense of humor and the writers were amazingly good at creating incredibly fun bit parts.

This past week actually had one of my all-time-favorite moments, because I so did not see it coming. Josef, the vamp best friend of the lead vamp character, is snarking at him about wanting to have babies with his human crush Beth. And then Josef turns to leave and Beth is right behind him. And he freezes and says, "Um. Hi, Beth. Mick? Beth's here." Hardly original, but I giggled and giggled. ILU, Jason Dohring.

I haven't read Twilight but I'm afraid to, as most adult readers have said it's like reading bad Mary Sue fanfic. I was linked to this LJ review of it from a couple of months ago, which is hilarious: instead of just trashing it, the blogger kept a count of annoying, overused or just plain stupid cliches. It's a great example of how to write a nasty review and make people enjoy it. (Also, I kind of want to keep it on hand while writing, to make sure I don't overuse similarly-irritating imagery...)
14th-May-2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that shirt is cool. I like the first commenter's idea of doing it with bleach--I just saw that trick in a craft book. [subliminal]maaaaaake something... you will maaaaaaaake something[/subliminal] I think the person who does the Dr. Who filet crochet work is bananas, but I love the Dalek toilet paper cozy. I almost want to get into the show just for the crafts. Oh, and you know what's funny? I just discovered the other day that The Anticraft has a crocheted goth choker that uses almost the exact same Venetian crochet motif that I made (in black, no less). I wonder if that dating site asks you to provide your blood type.
14th-May-2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Carriage returns, why do you not work?
14th-May-2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Hee. It did give your comment an interesting stream-of-consciousness flavor...

I actually am considering making a t-shirt like this. My problem is that most crafty-type things that I feel motivated to do are just plain biting off more than I could chew. I have not one, but two, ongoing cross stitch projects where the pattern covers 16 letter-size pieces of paper. I'll be lucky to finish them by the end of the decade. So I need to do something that can be finished in an afternoon, as encouragement. And I do need a wardrobe for Comic Con. Hmmm. I wonder where the best place is to get American Apparel t-shirts (I love the buttery-soft ones that they use at Glarkware).
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16th-May-2008 01:20 am (UTC) - Re: ROFL!!
I try to remember what I was like when I was 14, and wonder if I would have loved the books.

I would like to think that I would have enough taste NOT TO. If only because despite being very well-read, at age 14, I think my response to a guy like that would have been "OH MY GOD HE IS SO HOOOOOOOOT". You know...the kind of thing a real teenager thinks...
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