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30 September 2006 @ 10:58 pm
Yay media fun  
Lately I've been playing Disgaea 2 and Okami and enjoying both greatly. I also had happy fun classic horror movie night with j00licious. We watched the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which neither of us had seen, and The Dead Zone, which was new to her but not to me (and based off one of my favorite Stephen King books). Speaking of which, I'm overdue for a meme, and the closest book happens to be another favorite - Space Station Seventh Grade by Jerry Spinelli. I read it in middle school, thought it was hilarious, reread it as a grownup, still thought it was hilarious, and bought a copy. It's a realistic, honest book about a random suburban white boy's first year at junior high. And it really is honest. The kids swear. Before the main character discovers interest in girls, he has a downright rude opinion of them. Though his usual gang of friends includes a black boy and Korean boy, he exhibits clueless racism, like wondering why the aforementioned friends bother dressing up for Halloween because they already are something. Granted, the book is over twenty years old and such thoughts are (hopefully) less common today, but they are a realistic expression of ignorant misconceptions and perceptions that someone might wind up with by growing up white in a mostly white area.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"For instance, I got a digital watch. It hardly took up any room, but I wouldn't trade it for Cootyhead's twirling baton or Timmy's giant clown balloon. The other good things I got were a pocket calculator, three rolls of aluminum foil for my space station, and a bunch of clothes. No podokesaurus, of course."

I suck at tagging, so if you like the meme, feel free to steal it.
 
 
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Skurtchasorskurtchasor on October 1st, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
We were wondering what it would take to dragoon you into cosplaying Etna, given your previous history of outfits that don't involve a lot of fabric. And becasue Etna owns your mom.

Are you and Randox going to be in Ohio for the next D&D extravaganza?
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on October 1st, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
I actually thought about an Etna cosplay when Randy was playing the first Disgaea...because her outfit is well within my comfort level and she does, in fact, own your mom. I'd do it if I could make or commission an accurate wig that fits over all my hair. To make a long story short, putting a wig up into ponytails is a real pain in the ass, and if you don't do it right, the wig won't fit when you're done. You have to stretch the wig tightly over a wig head, otherwise you'll wind up taking too much slack out of the wig. Zhang He barely fits because he was made on an average-sized female wig head. But I've never tried wigcraft, and I bet I could handle it...and if I can't, I know of a couple of good commissioners I can bother for a quote. So yeah, I would be willing to cosplay Etna at some point.

I'm glad you reminded me about D&D because I forgot to ask when the next one was. I've been looking forward to it all summer, so hell yeah we're going. What weekend is it going to be?
Skurtchasorskurtchasor on October 2nd, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
D&D's in Columbus for the next two months--the October 13th and November 10th weekends. Let me know if you guys are going--I need to bug Randox about his orcish barbeque.