Flowers in the Attic

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 10:59 am
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Still tryin' to fix my computer so I can get my Draw On.



Book One: Flowers in the Attic
Really enjoyed this one; it might be my favorite in the Dollanganger series. If you enjoy "slice of life" type stories about people just existing, you'll enjoy this one. Lorelei King is a great reader.

Book Two: Petals on the Wind
Honestly, I'd say this was my least favorite book in the series. It's amusing in that it manages to go at the Older Man/Younger Woman trope from every single angle- adoptive guardian, teacher/mentor, rescuer, upperclassman, step-dad (ish).

Book Three: If There be Thorns
Author: V.C Andrews
Reader(s): Lorelei King

This book is told through the eyes of Cathy's sons- the handsome, talented Jory and his disturbed younger brother Bart. Boy is there a lot of talk about corporal punishment of children. They don't ever go into any detail or even start to or anything, but it boarders on gratuitous sometimes as in "You could really take out three or four mentions and nothing would be lost."

Book Four: Seeds of Yesterday

Book Five: (Prequil): Garden of Shadows

Extras:
A discussion on LJ about the books. This was way too much fun, even though we were ripping on the books hardcore. How, you might ask, can you enjoy this junk? This LJ comment explained it best:
Andrews wrote junk, but it was consciously messed-up junk. She didn't pretend that stalking was Twu Wuv or sociopaths were selfless.

That's all I ever ask. If you're going to write about stuff, just be honest. Admit when your characters have flaws and do messed up stuff. It's one of the hardest things to do, but be proud of their flaws in the "I made you complete" way, and let them be proud, even unapologetic of their flaws, too, in the "I'm doing it and I don't care/it looks fine from my perspective and I can't judge myself" way.

Catherine, Christopher, you two are brother and sister!
"Yeah. AND?!?"
"What's it to you?"

You're sleeping with your blood sister, dude.
"Yup. Watcha gonna do about it?"
"Come at me, bro. *Ho ho ho C Wut I Did There?*"


Dude! That's incest!
"U Mad?"
"He mad, bro."
"Y U Mad Tho?"
"Haters gonna hate."

Two Special Ladies

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 07:00 pm
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*Met Roy Blount Jr. on Tuesday, and boy was I nervous. He signed my external hard drive and my book, and I gave him a gift- a little Russ puppy (stuffed). His book is really entertaining so far. Red, I think you'd really like it.

*There's an entry about my first day as a mortician's assistant in [livejournal.com profile] harpsiccord and there'll be a second one soon, hopefully.

*Growin' some radishes in the woods. Don't know what to do with them when they're done, so I'll probably leave them out for the woodland creatures.

*There'll be a Roleplayer Friending Meme here tomorrow, so stop by and pick up a new RP partner or two.

My friend [livejournal.com profile] cursedangel 's journal entries have been really sad recently, so I drew a picture of our RP characters. They've never met (we've never RPed) but they'd get along. They're both atypical females (anatomically speaking) but I don't think they let that get them down.
Sully and Bailey )
And here's just Bailey.

((The shirt wasn't as much of a pain as I thought it'd be!)
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My gmail's been sending out mail linking to emiliyauxeadomed at blogspot. I've changed my password, run a virus scan, and thrown Malwarebytes at the problem. Hopefully, it'll fix it. It ought to, but I'm nervous. Keep in mind, I'll never send you a link without explaining exactly what's in it, and probably in great detail. Also, I'll sign my name.

I'm very sorry about this, everyone.

In the meantime, here are some safe links for you.

The Vitamin String Quartet covers Lady Gaga Not all of her songs, but the more popular/well known ones. Their rendition of "Eh Eh" and "Alejandro" are great favorites of mine.
The Vitamin String Quartet
Most of 'em ripped by me, but one of them I actually bought! That one was "House of Cards", a song I have never heard in the original version, but love in this version. I have not decided yet if I want to hear the original version because I like not knowing the lyrics.

NPR's Top 25 Songs of 2008 I haven't listened to all of the songs yet. I tried, but got stuck on "White Winter Hymnal", which is just... unf.

NPR's Top 30 Songs of 2009: To call one’s self “weird” or “odd” is re-e-eally pretentious for a Klosterman of reasons, but I know I have weird tastes in music. It doesn’t follow much of a pattern. I’m picky, and I don’t know if anyone would like my current favorite songs.

Except for people who listen to NPR! In 2009, I downloaded the NPR top thirty songs of 2009 and I’m still blown away by all of them.
*I’d never play “Sleepyhead” or “Knotty Pine” for anyone because I have a hard time imagining I’m not the only one that doesn’t find the voices irritating
*Wilco (The Song) and Heads Will Roll sound like they’d be boring, but they’re wonderful
*I can’t even listen to French Navy because it makes me so happy that it hurts
*They grow on you. I wasn’t sure about Summertime Clothes, but it’s growing on me. Suspect I might’ve just psyched myself into it.
*Andrew Bird’s “Oh No” is another one of those songs that depresses me but I keep going back to it.

This is the best music collection since “Before These Crowded Streets”.Shaddap, I like Dave Matthews Band

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