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children of dune - leto 1
seperis
schmevil explains...


How To Avoid Being Lynched Or Shunned By Your Friends List
( or, Nine Steps To Being Less Of An Lj Tool)



5. Do not post while intoxicated, unless you have a firm grasp on your psyche. Drunks are funny in person because they fall over spill things on themselves. Poor typing, unfocused thoughts and unrestrained maudlin rambling are not funny. Next time you're six sheets to the wind and think it might be fun to update your journal, go vandalize something or fuck a stranger instead. It's better for everyone this way.

Adore.

*g*

I also started getting mightily nervous when I realized that I *HAVE* devoted two entire entries to the trials and tribulations of sock event horizons and black holes, so I guess my third entry, which was going to detail my theory on the conspiracy between socks, manufacturers, and Reticulan Liver-Eating Alien Overlords, is now trashed.

YOU all will never know of my enlightment on the true reason your sock is missing. Blame schmevil

Am in training all this week. It's interesting. I like to call it the cliff notes version of How Bureaucracy Works, Really, but the scary part is, my notebook officially has a thousand pages of this. No, I'm not kidding. The computer manual is separate. And to think I may apply for the next up, where I will be learning the stuff the Cliff Notes are based on.

*shudders*

Dearest God. If anyone's violently interested, ask me how many acronyms I now know. I can have entire conversations without actually ever using a single standard English word. Okay, almost. It's a very close thing.

I LISTENED to myself ask a question today, and dear God, I'm speaking the language of bureaucracy. Quite bizarre.

Smallville still annoys me, but latxcvi did a lovely entry which, while did not completely reconcile me to the fact that the producers seem to be on crack, did act comfortingly indeed.

bonibaru was talking about SV being overall more disappointing than last season. I'm trying to work out if I believe that or not. Heat, Red, Ryan, Lineage, Insurgence, and Prodigal, actually, for me, DO make up for a lot of stupidity. Rosetta on the scale came out pretty well, though the astrophysics still frustrates me because I'm stupid like that.

So--hmm. I LIKED season one better overall--it was more varied, more fun, cleaner, and kept the plotlines at a somewhat better balance. But when I name my top ten, the six above, adding Hourglass, Jitters, Rogue, and Zero--I come out ahead in season two for individuals. Just this season, they unbalanced with some really bad episodes, some of which had the potential to be great except they just didn't make it work. Whereas season one had some bad eps, but I can cut more slack for a first season.

Eh. See. I already violated rule 6: If you don't think anyone will be interested in a particular entry, don't post it.

Love Blackfall. *hugs*


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YOU all will never know of my enlightment on the true reason your sock is missing.

Bwahaha, I remember reading this post in your diaryland blog. *g*

Poor, poor jenn and her sentient socks....I really do suffer, you know, and NO ONE BELIEVES ME!

*looks warily at the socks on teh floor* They know I know now. It's worrisome.

I think that the reason Season 2 seems less pleasing to many people may have to do with the *order* of the eps and not necessarily the eps themselves. This season has lacked some cohesiveness in terms of emotional continuity from one ep to the next. For example, after Prodigal, the next episode (argh, I've forgotten the name of it, I'm a bad fangirl) seemed like two totally different Clarks and Lexs. In Prodigal you had Clark saying he trusted Lex and the next episode has him being suspicious and cruel. It is unsettling when you can't figure out what to expect from the characters from one episode to the next. That lack of continuity can lead to a lack of emotional momentum for the season. I think they had more of that last year.

Still, I am happy with both seasons. They've been great fun.

Hmmm. I think you're right on that one. There hasnt' been the emotional continuity between the characters--they treat every episode as a stand-alone unless it involves Lana and Clark togetherness. Frankly, it's bizarre--Clark's behaivor doesn't make any sense between, say, Prodigal to Fever, adn Lex's made even less sense.

Especially now. Huh.

*grins* Great fun. mmm. Prodigal.

I liked your sock entries. Guess I should have commented, then, shouldn't I. D'oh.

>I LISTENED to myself ask a question today, and dear God, I'm speaking the language of bureaucracy. Quite bizarre.

I remember trying to explain some computer stuff to my dad. After a couple of sentences I paused to see if he was with me. <long_silence> Then he said, "Have you ever actually listened to yourself speak?" I realized just about everything but the articles was in computer speak.

Thanks for the link to Blackfall!

*dies laughing*

Exactly! YOu wonder if you're actually a part of humanity anymore at that point.

*giggling*

I LISTENED to myself ask a question today, and dear God, I'm speaking the language of bureaucracy. Quite bizarre.

The divide between work and home can be bizarre. You refer to things that no one outside the office will recognize, and you collect blank looks until it's hardly worth trying to share your day sometimes.

It's also amazing how different written word can differ from spoken. I'm a casual speaker, but tend toward formality in writing. It's less of an effort to slide into casual mode when commenting online, as that seems to blur the line between spoken and written word.

It's also amazing how different written word can differ from spoken. I'm a casual speaker, but tend toward formality in writing. It's less of an effort to slide into casual mode when commenting online, as that seems to blur the line between spoken and written word.

Huh. *nod* There is a certain--I want to say tone to people in LJ that does come closer to conversational speech than essay writing, which is understandable, but also very cool. Different even than mailing list posts, since it's even more casual sometimes, like chatting. Most people keep a certain level of grammatical correctness so as to be understandable, but not so much that we don't see the personality beneath the prose.

Er. YEah. I think too much. But very cool observation!

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