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Book Review: The Time Traveler's Wife

August 14th, 2009 (05:15 pm)


"What is the Meadow?" I am practically hopping with excitement. I have never met anyone from my future before, much less a Botticelli who has encountered me 152 times.

"The Meadow is a part of my parents' place up in Michigan. There's woods at one edge of it, and the house on the opposite end. More or less in the middle is a clearing about ten feet in diameter with a big rock in it, and if you're in the clearing no one at the house can see you because the land swells up and then dips in the clearing. I used to play there because I liked to play by myself and I thought no one knew I was there. One day when I was in first grade I came home from school and went out to the clearing and there you were."

"Stark naked and probably throwing up."

"Actually, you seemed pretty self-possessed. I remember you knew my name, and I remember you vanishing quite spectacularly. In retrospect, it's obvious that you had been there before. I think the first time for you was in 1981; I was ten. You kept saying 'Oh my god,' and staring at me. Also, you seemed pretty freaked out about the nudity, and by then I just kind of took it for granted that this old nude guy was going to magically appear from the future and demand clothing." Clare smiles. "And food."

During this section, I put the book down and decided it wasn't worth my time. Then two hours later I was bored, and decided to go back to it because, if nothing else, it was a very easy read. For those of you who have never heard of it, The Time Traveler's Wife is a love story featuring a librarian named Henry and an artist named Clare. When she met him, she was six. When he met her, her was twenty-eight.

Warning: I will be talking about anything and everything that happened in the book, including most major plot twists and, yes, even the ENDING. If you are going to see the movie and want to be surprised and uninfluenced (this is very opinionated) DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW.

Warning 2: LONG. 4,000 words. Sorry, I’m a windbag.
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Martell Mod Survey

August 9th, 2009 (02:33 pm)

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I am pathetic

March 27th, 2007 (01:55 am)

Really, I am pathetic. There is yet another "Good Fan Fiction" post on fireflyfans.net, with only five reponses so far and I am all :-( because I am not mentioned. And I know I won't be. And I don't really expect to be. But still, I am pathetically :-(. Mostly because I am horribly judgemental and going, "so-and-so? Pssh. Yeah, they write a lot but that doesn't make it good..."

Am I petty or what? And I barely even visit fff.net anymore, too.

There are two mentions so far I am glad of: browncoat_2x2 and Mal4Prez! yay!

On a completely different note, its that time of the semester. You know, when you have to plan for next semester. ahh! School stuff belowCollapse )

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Dr Who iconage

March 26th, 2007 (03:58 am)

So, I saw the season 3 finale of BSG and -- ah! -- in order to calm myself I made Dr. Who icons? My logic doesn't make sense to me, either. And it didn't kill the excitement nearly as much as I wish, but, still, pretties!

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12 River Icons

March 23rd, 2007 (02:35 am)

I just upgraded from GIMP to photoshop CS, yay! So, of course, I have spent the last several hours playing with my new toy. Here are the results...

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Icon Resources Post

March 23rd, 2007 (02:29 am)

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BSG KLG2 Icons

March 15th, 2007 (11:42 pm)

16 Icons from "Kobol's Lasting Gleaming p2"
for bsg_challenge

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I'm Cyan-ish (not Cylon-ish)

March 13th, 2007 (07:32 am)

current mood: awake

you are paleturquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

Yep, I am a much bigger sap and more cheerful than I like to admit. :-)

I mean... err... I'm an artist! Dark and deep. Yeah. Life sucks? Umm, yeah. Oh, Bartleby! Oh, humanity!

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16 BSG Icons

March 7th, 2007 (10:45 pm)

16 BSG Icons
from 3x17 "Maelstrom"
*warning: they are from MAELSTROM*
(though actually they are not that spoiler-y, because they are all of vipers flying, out of context of people or events)

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