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in which you read of her exploits

Rest In Peace Diana Wynne Jones
heath (angry)
alice_sama
I'm so sad and sorry that Diana Wynne Jones is dead. :( :(

She was my favorite fantasy author. I haven't read everything she wrote, but what I have read was a balm and a healing to me, and encouraged me to write about things I care about.

She's been an inspiration to me in several ways.

You know what? I really really wish I'd written her a fan letter to tell her that.

:'(

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heath (angry)
alice_sama
Well so much for posting more often. Last post was about Christmas. ^^;;;

I think I really need to think some things through.

happy christmas <3
ingrid bergman
alice_sama
I hope you all have a very good Christmas and a Happy New Year! :D

For me it is mixed. I got some bad news. I've had some stressful stuff. But there are good things, too. I sent out a novel recently, and I'm proud of myself for that.

And tonight is the Christmas Eve service, and tomorrow, Christmas with my family! Overall I have a lot to be grateful for this year.

I don't know if I'll make New Years' resolutions this year, but I still have time to decide. :)

take care,
Alice

...sorta...something
heath (angry)
alice_sama
 I thought I ought to try posting at least once in awhile.

I dislike my tendancy to move on in life and forget about my old hobbies or interests. And this LJ used to be one of my big interests.

...yeah
heath (angry)
alice_sama
Wow, I haven't updated in forever.

I guess I've kind of moved on. I don't watch a lot of anime anymore, and I haven't visited CAA in months, at least.

Not much is happening with me. I don't really have anything to say. I may still sign in to check in on people once in awhile, but I probably will continue to not post much.

...And I kinda think this blog title is crappy, when I think about it.    

Writer's Block: Lights Out
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alice_sama

All it takes is a blackout to realize how much we rely on electricity. What's your most memorable story from a power outage?

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I've never answered one of these before.  I think my most memorable times of power outages are general, like all of us in the family getting together in the kitchen, lighting candles, and playing card games because we can't sit around and watch TV, or play on the computer.  It's always fun, and frequently we say "Let's do this again.  Let's plan an outage."  But we never do.

Last summer, when it was really hot, we had a power outage.  I had to leave my A/C, and thought it would be terrible, without any fans running even.  But it was getting dark, and cooler, and we sat in the kitchen with a card game and all the windows and the door open, and it was fine.

One winter, the power went out when it was really cold.  My Dad had a fire in the basement, but it didn't keep everything warm forever.  I couldn't run my electric heater in my room, so I invited the dog up on my bed to keep me warm.  I usually don't do that, and she appreciated it as much as I appreciated the warmth.

The power going out seems to bring my family together.


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heath (angry)
alice_sama
 Since I last posted:
I've had a novel rejected, had two short stories accepted, found a new mental anesthetic / new favorite TV show to numb the pain of the former, written almost nothing, read far less than normal for me, enjoyed the mild weather, and barely noticed the passage of time.  Oh yeah, and I've discovered Johnny Cash.

X Men 3 (SPOILER!) and sea novels
ingrid bergman
alice_sama
Today I watched the third X Men film, which I'd recorded during the week.  They killed Patrick Stewart's character.  And I wept like a baby.  Professor Xavier is not someone that should ever die.  He's more like one of those fictional characters that is always supposed to be there, a kind of father figure.  Of course I didn't realize I held such views on the matter until I saw the movie (and had the afforementioned baby-weeping).  

Also I didn't think the end was very good at all.

In other news, I'm reading a lot of sea stories lately.  Mostly Patrick O'Brian, (I'm pretty far along in the series by now), but also the YA series by L. A. Meyer.  I've also read a Horatio Hornblower novel, and started No Quarter, by Broos Campbell, and Throne of Jade, by Naomi Novik (which has a lot of sea story in it, along with the dragons).

But I haven't been writing much lately.  I believe I wrote 500 words (at most!) this week.  Things have been... odd.  Busy, and getting over the last vestiges of illness, and probably reading too much, as well.

end of LOM-US
heath (angry)
alice_sama
End of Life On Mars.  I was content with the last episode.  It didn't end the same as the British version, but it was all right in my opinion.  Can't say much more without giving it away.

The show has some contradictory things about religion and prayer.  During some of the episodes, prayer and God were discussed in a quite positive way, but in the last episode, prayer, religion, and God were pretty strongly dissed by one character (and another character agreed).  Then again, the dissing character was Ray, who pretty much disses everything...

Apparently the show will be released to DVD (all seventeen episodes).  No word yet on whether there will be a soundtrack (which I really want).

I will miss Gene and the rest, but like I said, I am content with the way they ended the show.



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ingrid bergman
alice_sama
 Wow.  Life On Mars.  Where do we go from here?  

Two episodes left.  Two episodes, and they promise to answer all the questions.  

I keep thinking about tonight's episode.  Wow.  I didn't see that twist coming.  I hope it has a good ending.  This show has, despite some content issues of stuff I usually don't like watching shows about, really been rocking my world.  I mean, some of the episodes are average or below-par, but some, it's like... they change the world or something.  They're REAL.  The people mean what they say.  Some of the twists... they're not something you could possibly guess, IMO.

Well, I'm sad it got cancelled, of course.  Weeks upcoming to continue on without Sam Tyler, Gene Hunt, Annie, and the rest.  And how can that be?  In their best moments, they seem real.

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