nyagosstar: (books)
because i've been really bad about talking about them as i finish.

cut because i was chatty. )

also, i know i'm criminally late to the whole Dr Horrible thing, particularly considering we were at the panel for it at comic con, but i finally watched it and it was amazing. Joss is such a great storyteller and he's certainly a better storyteller now than he was say, ten years ago.

part of my reluctance to watch it is based on the fact that, you know, i hate musicals with very, very few exceptions. considering the buffy musical is one of my exceptions you'd think i'd have been a little more open to it, but yeah, i'm like that. also, my computer hated the format it was originally posted in, but that's all sorted now and i've watched it twice and have been listening to the soundtrack on my way to work. i can listen to My Eyes about ten times before i get there.

my obsessions, let me show you them.
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so, now i've been home for a little while, went back to work where it was very nice to find i'd been missed and i've had time to process the mass that was comic con. i think i mentioned before how even though we saw the stuff we really, really wanted to see and walked the floor pretty well, i still kind of feel like i missed over half of what was actually going on. there was just so much and so many people. BEA was big, but still about half the size of comic con and book people are not as likely to dress up in costume, either.

more thoughts )
also, san diego was amazing. it was perfect weather and the area of the city we were in was brilliant and i kept asking myself why more people don't live there. and then there was the earthquake which handily answered that question for me. but it was a lovely city and i wouldn't mind spending more time there. come on, they have traffic cops--or were they pedestrian cops--on segways. come on!
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also? i have a ridiculous backlog of posts to catch up on which will not be happening with any kind of speed until sometime closer to the weekend.

man you guys got all prolific-y as soon as i stepped out.
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just a quick post to try and get all of the amazing comic con-ness out of my head. it's swirling around in there pretty happily because it was so much fun. the highlight was definitely the torchwood panel--dr. who was good, but torchwood rocked. I was a little sad that it was on the first day because everything that came after it was good, but the con peaked at day one. they had the same moderator for tw as they did for dr. who but as soon as john got on stage he pretty much took control and it was a beautiful thing to see. everyone was funny and interesting and i honestly, could have listened to them talk for ages.

con report, part the first )

also, sci-fi? bbc? bring your shit to the con and i will buy it. not having thngs for me to buy was insanity. seriously, i wanted to give you my money and i had no outlet. comic con could have basically been subtitled 'impulse buy central' and i had nothing to impulse buy. sadness, much much sadness.
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and i feel a little bit like a kid at christmas. i kept waking up wondering if it was time to get up yet.

the trip out was good, a long flight but not too bad. i tend to be a pretty cynical person all around, i mean, i don't tend to think to much of as a species collectively on a daily basis. and then, i get on a plane and all i can think is 'look at what we can do.'

we flew over this massive storm front that i think was part of the arizona monsoon season which was amazing and then flying over the desert? breathtaking. it's stunning that we ever managed to get out there let alone settle and live. we can cross a country in five hours and all i can say is 'look at what we can do'.
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my plane leaves.

good thing i've got lots of time because i still have some very important things left to do like finish packing.

and by finish packing, i mean start packing.

i did remember to go to the bank last night and pick up some travel sized accessories, which i can now cross off my to do list. because of course there are two lists: To Do and To Pack because i am crazy anal retentive about trips and making lists makes me feel better. especially when i get to cross things off.

right. so less rambling, more doing. i'll be leaving in a couple hours and i don't know how much internet time i'm going to have so everyone have an awesome week and hopefully i'll have some fun, nerdish stories to share when i get back.


oh, yeah and HALFACORK in capslock because of the massive SQUEE

also, i can has in and out burger? maybe? it's been nine years!
nyagosstar: (smile shane)
but the good news is that i think i managed to work myself out of going in on my day off. it means i don't get to bask in the glow of big boss's praise for how fucking AMAZING my store looks right now, of which i am about 50% responsible--we're not going to talk about how i shifted the fucking religion section AGAIN--but i think i'm going to be okay with that. i'll sleep instead.

i'm going to start wash soon so i have all my favorites for california, and i'm measuring the odds of buying new things before i go. oh, and squeezing in a hair cut, because it's long like whoa. i mean, i don't think my hair has been this long since i was like, 14 or fifteen. and it's certainly been over a year since it was cut and i'm looking a little ragged. but you know, i don't like going because they talk to me and i prefer not to speak to strangers, if possible.

now, let's talk comic con panels i'd like to see, in a perfect world. since i've already broken down thursday--and it's still my day of total squee--here's the rest of the weekend.

friday )

saturday )

sunday, which is a very light day )

i think there's stuff i've missed--the result of leaving my printed and highlighted copy of events at work--and there's other stuff i'm passingly interested in, but this is a pretty good representation of what i want to see.

additionally, did you guys know that

9:00-10:00 Repo! The Genetic Opera First Look— See what director Darren Lynn Bousman has been up to since directing the last three Saw movies: Repo! The Genetic Opera. Check out the phenomenon that is this Goth Rock musical with sneak peeks and the new trailer plus stories from Darren and the actors themselves, including Alexa Vega (Spy Kids), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), and Ogre (the band Skinny Puppy), among others. Room 6B

stars anthony head? for real. giles in a rock opera.

and on an entirely different note, the muppets are going to by at the smithsonian. how fucking cool is that? except miss piggy isn't there because, apparently, the foam used to make her is too delicate. i think there might be a dc field trip in my future.


Jul. 12th, 2008 11:14 pm
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my head just exploded from the awesomeness and i'm only through friday at 12 pm.

comic con is going to be so amazing i can barely contain myself.

in other news, if i can diverge from super nerd to book nerd for a moment, i have to say that one of the most frustrating things about working in a book store is when i want a book and can't get it. i don't order many books online because, well, i work in a bookstore. i can get pretty much anything i want any day of the week because i have to go there to get paid.

stay with me for the 30 second history of this irritating book saga. the annual philly lgbt film festival is going on, um, now i think and as i was flipping through the brochure to see if there was anything i wanted to see i found a movie called 'breakfast with scot'. the description had the fateful words 'based on a novel' at which point i stopped reading the description and ordered the book in for myself because we don't carry it. that's cool, no big, i often need to order things because my tastes tend to run off the mainstream a bit and frankly i have so many other books, i can wait the three or four days it takes for them to come in.

anyway, Breakfast with Scot by Michael Downing was fucking spectacular. his writing style is immense and lovely and there were sections i read two or three times to try to get to the bottom of everything that was going on in a scene. i love complicated writing that makes me work for the the payoff--ellen kushner does that for me, too. you know how when you sometimes read something that's so layered in what's being said, what's being left unsaid and all the little clues that have been dropped along that way? it makes it so much more real and god, just awesome. seriously, this was so, so, so fucking good, i'm a little floaty with it. i'm in the middle of two other books and instead of finishing those, i read this one over the course of about 6 hours.

so, of course, now i'd like to read his other books.

which brings me back around to the beginning of this whole thing. they're out of print which means i had to order used copies online which sort of kills my soul a little. but i'm getting them in the mail by the end of next week and i'm hoping that they'll be brilliant as well. frankly, even if they're half as good as this one was, i'll be thrilled.

yay for good books.

also? i need another bookcase. i have mulitple piles stacked on the floor. again.
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because not all of you care about my wildly fannish obsessions... )

now all i have to do is figure out how to clone myself so i can be in several places at once.


Jul. 10th, 2008 08:38 pm
nyagosstar: (i love buddy cops)
wizard's first rule? as a tv series?

are you fucking kidding me?

that book was so bad i wanted to stab at my own eyes at 16. i think if i read it now i'd probably spontaneously combust.

also, pretty much the whole end of the book is going to be a little hard to put on family television. and it is television so it will probably be bad, which does fill me with a little glee.

but still. bad fantasy is bad and should stay off the airwaves. it ruins good fantasy for the rest of us.
nyagosstar: (my doctor is made of awesome)
12:00-1:00 Doctor Who—Writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), executive producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), and writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) discuss their creative process and experience working on the BBC’s Doctor Who—Britain’s most successful sci-fi franchise—with exclusive clips and a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

1:00-2:00 Torchwood—Writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), executive producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), and actors John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Naoko Mori and Burn Gorman discuss their creative process and experience on working on BBC America’s highest-rated show ever—Torchwood— followed by a Q&A session. Ballroom 20

there's other stuff that looks interesting but for real.

\o/ forever!!!!!!!!!
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let's talk a little about personal issues in the public venue, shall we?

i feel like i have a little bit of room to talk here, because, well, hi *waves* this journal is open to the public and free to anyone who wants to read it. i don't delude myself into thinking there are more than a handful of folks out there who read it with any kind of regularity, it's mostly a means for keeping up with people i care about who live far away, a personal record for myself about where i am and a place for my porn.

i do feel, though, that there are some thing, some topics, some moments of pure and complete self pity that should really never see the light of day. for those days, for those times, i have a separate journal that lives under a password on my computer that gets updated a handful of times a year when i'm feeling particularly sorry for myself and i need to get it out of my head. i realize that it's self indulgent and not a little pathetic, but it needs to be done.

i don't want to share, i don't want other people to see it, i don't want others to witness that part of me. i keep it as a bit of cheap therapy and sometimes for the amusement factor of going back and reading it again after a couple years have passed. there is nothing more freeing than being able to shake my head at something i thought was SO very very important at the time only to find out it wasn't such a big deal. it's embarrassing and amusing and not anything i want anyone to see.

the whole point of this is that the new alanis album came out pretty recently. i'm not a huge fan, i liked a good bit from under rug swept, but not much else. but i have friends who are fans and thus, i end up with the new album. and i have to say that i'm pretty sure in a couple years, she's going to look back and wish some of these songs had stayed in a notebook and had never made it onto a studio album. there is a line between honest sharing and indulging in self pity and she not only crossed the line, but whole a whole song that is nothing but a list of the things she misses about her ex. yeah.

i saw a t-shirt online that says 'shakespeare hates your emo poems' and i kind of want to send it to her.

i'm not saying there can't be clever and heartfelt breakup songs, but a list, really? these are the things i miss 1-25? you're going to feel bad about that in the future, i think.

in bonus and happy news i have my plane tickets for california and i just want to go NOW NOW NOW. instead i'll have to wait until july. *pouts*


Apr. 17th, 2008 01:05 pm
nyagosstar: (helena squee)
comic con tickets have been purchased, though i am still looking at flight times and days. but the tickets are mine and when i go in to work tonight, i'm going to mark off the days that i want. though i don't know if i'll be coming in early or staying a couple days after. july is still a long time away and i'm pants at making decisions.

in other news, i have wasted copious amounts of time on the internets when i should be editing, so my plan for the day is to pull the internet cable out of my computer and work for a change. because i can tell myself that i'm going to work, but i won't not with the siren song of the internets calling me. i am, however, lazy enough not to want to walk around to the back of my computer to plug the cable back in once it's out. see? laziness is good for some things.

also? i've never used the determined mood before and OMG, my little gray kitty is so freaking cute!


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