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So I just watched Guillermo Del Toro's "The Orphanage".
Now, most of you know I typically do pretty well with horror movies, even when home alone at 3am in the dark. I've just been watching them since I was like five and am a little desensitized.

Keeping that in mind, here is my review:

There was a scene in this flick during which I actually shut my eyes.

Freaky, yo.


Bisexual Chicks in Great Flicks!!

I just watched the most faboo movie. I'm not sure how I missed it over the years.
Regardless, it has my new favorite quote:

"Soft in the middle, hard in the middle...I like *all* the chocolates in the box."

:)

Who Doesn't Hate CNN tonight?

Even from work, I managed to catch a bit of the election coverage and a bit of McCain's congrats speech to Obama. Not surprisingly, Nebraska still maintains its red state status, but at least I feel hopeful about tomorrow. :)

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Your result for What's your key signature?...

A-Flat Major


Congratulations, you’re A-flat Major, a nice quiet break from all the rocking going around. A-flat is a key more suited for symphonies and chamber music halls than for rock concerts, and a look at the number of rock songs in A-flat confirms that. In my exhaustive search for rockers in Ab, in fact (I spent about 12 seconds on Google) I only found one. It makes sense why this key is so associated with peace and serenity, most of the music played on it is by woodwinds. Guitar, Piano, Bass and other non winds tend to have some trouble with 4 flats, leading to naught but woodwindy love for this key. :3


You’re the type of person who is a vegetarian only because you don’t like the thought of killing animals, and you prefer protests to parties. Keep up the lovely environment of happy you create around yourself, and you’re going to snap eventually.


SONG EXAMPLE:


Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 (Shut up, I tried.)


INTERESTING TIDBIT:


* Some nuts consider A-Flat one of the best keys for flute music, despite flutes being tuned in C.


* One of the most popular uses for the key overall is as a transition key for the second movements of symphonies in C Minor.

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Art as Personality...

Here's a test that david_777 posted.
The following is *not* my official result...but I liked it more than what I actually scored, so suck it.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent


Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of what may appear to others as visual realities. Western had been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. It allowed the progressive thinking artists to show a different side to the world around them. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a 'new kind of art' which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. Abstract artists created art that was diverse and reflected the social and intellectual turmoil in all areas of Western culture.


People that chose abstract art as their preferred artform tend to be visionsaries. They see things in the world around them and in people that others may miss because they look beyond what is visual only with the eye. They rely on their inner thoughts and feelings in dealing with the world around them instead of on what they are told they should think and feel. They feel freed from the tendancy to be bound by traditional thought and experiences. They look more toward their own ideas and experiences than what they are told by their religious upbringing or from scientific evidence. They tend to like to prove theories themselves instead of relying on the insight or ideas of others. They are not bound by common and mundane, but like to travel and have new experiences. They value intelligence, but they also enjoy a challenge. They can be rather argumentative when they are being forced or feel as if they are being forced to conform.

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Another Question...

I'm starting to really like these quirky questions - - in addition, I love hearing all the different answers, so here's another one:

Bigfoot--the Yeti--Loch Ness Monster--El Chupacabra--->
What is your favorite creature that may or may not exist?

Here's my answer:
Does the Delphic Oracle count? If so, that's my favorite.
If not...I'd say gargoyles. Giant stone flying creatures with membraneous wings and thick claws who lay eggs. And probably speak french. :)

So...what's yours?

Palin and Witches...

I don't know how many of you have heard about Palin and her church of choice, but here's some background:




And here's a fabulous video response to Sarah Palin from one of our pagan authors. :)


In my opinion, what's really frightening is *not* that Palin is a member of a church whose pastor is a self-proclaimed Witch Hunter or even that she believes Alaska is where refugees of the rapture will end up. After all, lots of people have pretty loopy beliefs (and yes, that even includes me sometimes).
What's frightening is that in addition to these beliefs, she has no respect for the concept of church/state separation.

This Samhain, just take a moment and be thankful that November is just around the corner.

A question:

I'm a member of a writer's block group and here is this week's question. Answer it if you like!

Oscar Wilde once said “We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.” What unnecessary possession can you not live without?

Me?
I cannot live without candles.
I cannot live without books.
I cannot live without sexy shoes and sunglasses.

Anyone else?

Wow. 16 Weeks without a post.

I think I might suck.

Actually, I've been sans internet for a bit while we got packed and moved into the new house. I've returned to the interwebs to find that facebook got changed all around and my paid LJ expired so now I have to stare at banner ads until I get it fixed.

Poo.

In other news, my job has been going well and I start overnights tomorrow.
I'm excited about it, but it's been hard to stay up as late as I will need to. Last night I made it until 4:30am before crashing, so I thought I'd try and make it at least until 6 or 7 tonight.
Not a lot to do this late, though.

I guess there's always the Venture Bros. :)

Oh, also...I got a new laptop and although I *am* one of the few philistines who apparently like vista, the new Internet Explorer has been a bit of a pain in the ass.
Ah-well...I was warned.