severus - glimmer of hope

A temporary farewell!

Well, my fellow f-listers, in a few hours I will be signing off and probably won't be back for a few weeks. I'll be spending the next two weeks reveling in Pennsylvania snowfalls before returning home, packing everything up, and moving to Florida. (Three states in three weeks, and I have a feeling LiveJournal will be part of my sanity as soon as I settle in.)

So farewell for now, and for those of you who celebrate it, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

love actually - kid

Not only am I a prude -

- but apparently, I'm also a bitch.

Here we are one month after the Prude Post, and I came across a second movie to lift a brow over. It's not like I go out looking for these things, truly I don't. I'm starting to wonder if these are indications I'm just not adapting fast enough to what the current generation deems 'acceptable'. So here's the story:

I've been on a Chris Noth kick lately (whom I absolutely adore), and last night I watched The Perfect Man. It was cute; a bit like a poor man's version of Mermaids (a truly phenomenal film, by the way). The synopsis:

Teenager Holly Hamilton (Hilary Duff) is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean (Heather Locklear) has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man: an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her shaky self-esteem. When the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, borrowing her friend's charming and handsome Uncle Ben (Chris Noth) as the face behind the e-mails, notes and gifts. Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness, almost missing the real perfect man when he does come along.

OK, I'll bite. But as I sat there and watched the back and forth emails between Holly and mom, it didn't seem 'cute' so much as 'pitiful'. How humiliating for a single, middle-aged woman to pour her heart out to a guy she thinks exists, when in reality it's her own daughter writing to her. This is also coming on the heels of a recent Desperate Housewives episode, in which Lynette Scavo did the same thing to her oldest son (which was disturbing on a whole different level).

So I ask you - is this really OK? Or am I teetering on being a prude and a bitch? If it weren't between a parent and child, then sure - why not? But somehow -

Dear Mom Jean,
I love a woman who knows how to slow dance beneath the moonlight.

- just hits the wrong note.

worst vacation ever

A bit of Halloween fun...

Snagged from valady! (And touched up by some of the victims...)

Halloween Meme
disdainful_soul summons the undead armies of lunglock to steal your candy
droxy runs around screaming for hours until abruptly silenced by duco_lacuna, wielding a sharpened sock
duco_lacuna dresses up as valady
labibliographe shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
lunglock puts fake eyeballs in your cutlery
macbeaner puts real eyeballs in your socks
maddie50 TPs your brains (with scented, decorated, two-ply toilet paper, of course)
madelinekrieger carves sexcupid's effigy in the medium of gerbils
miamadwyn haunts your Bank Manager's lunchbox
pamgutz sacrifices miamadwyn's candy
pandora_nervosa puts apples in your razorblades
redcatjewell creates an unholy monstrosity from labibliographe, miamadwyn and maddie50
sexcupid gives you a toothbrush, even though she knows it's a lame treat.
silburygirl swoops on macbeaner and drains their pumpkin
valady tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers Severus and Lucius
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New Fanfiction. Uh, yeah.

Thanks to kribu for this!

Eventually, a computer will write the best novel ever written. This was one of the questions from the politics test everyone's taking. Boy, I hope you guys clicked Disagree or Strongly Disagree. ;-) I present to you the ficlet generator, where Severus and Hermione carouse in the electronic version of a bad Mad Libs episode.

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I couldn't resist a 2nd round...

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C'mon, you didn't see this coming? Yes, I had to try it out with Twilight...

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spike - out for a walk

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure - Zombie Style.
Yes indeed, I love a good zombie movie. 28 Days Later and the more recent Dawn of the Dead are my current favorites. But tonight I came across the crack of zombie flicks: Survive the Outbreak. It's an interactive movie where you make the choices, and the actors play them out. I'd say it's the choose-your-own-adventure books on steroids. I had a blast doing it. Even though I died. Many times.

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