IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, JANUARY 14TH. I am going back to work on the 17th, so I anticipate being very sore and tired, and ready to collapse into bed at the end of the workday. If no reviews or very short reviews are given, and you are used to longer reviews from me, please don't be insulted or think I have lost interest in your story. I will just be too tired for anything long for probably a couple of weeks. I would hope to get back to normal as soon as possible.
Again, I thank everyone for all of their prayers and good wishes, and please keep them coming. I will need them more than ever in the days ahead.
"She fancied herself a cynic in the mode of Hamlet, or perhaps Benedick; in truth she most resembled Viola, a yearning heart hidden behind a wardrobe carefully selected to disguise."
Slightly misquoted from "Mortal Love" by Elizabeth Hand.
"Well she was an American girl,
"American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Every little thing you do is tragic" "Disease" by Rob Thomas
"You stand there/a frozen light/in dark and empty streets" "Let Love In" by GooGoo Dolls.
"Let her never touch a novel. They print beauty more charming than nature, and describe happiness that never exists. They will teach her to sigh after that which has no reality, to despise the little good that is granted us in this world and to expect more than is given." Robert E. Lee in a letter to his wife, Mary, regarding the education of their children. He was right.
"She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening." Angela Carter "The Lady of the House of Love."
"When I met Oliver I was only 18. At that age, genius and latent schizophrenia can look a lot alike." From "Waking the Moon" by Elizabeth Hand
"He was no dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon." Danaerys Targaryen, "Game of Thrones"
"She was the embodiement of that Victorian Archetype, Constant Reader." "Misery," by Stephen King
"She only drinks coffee at midnight, when the moment is not right" "Meet Virginia by Train
"You see her confidence is tragic, but her intuition magic" "Meet Virginia" by Train
One of the best quotes on true friendship I have ever read. It's from General William Tecumseh Sherman to Ulysses S. Grant from a letter written in 1864: "I knew wherever I was that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would come if alive."
A song for today: In honor of the Beatles' anniversary tomorrow, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
Current obsession: Arrow, TV series. Oh, those Olicity feels! And Stephen Amell shirtless. This show is appointment TV with me.
Current obsession: Game of Thrones, books and TV series. April 6th is the date, and the first trailer looks awesome! Also, preview this Sunday, Feb 9th. I can't wait for the Purple Wedding. They need to go all out for it like they did for the Red Wedding.
Current like: Sleepy Hollow, TV series. This show puts the crazy in "crazy good."
Not long ago, I sobbed like a little girl over: Dr Who, the 50th Anniversary episode. Gallifrey Stands! (they saved Gallifrey, and the Doctor can go home. If he finds it. No wait, this is the Doctor. *when* he finds it.) Ok, now I need to go sob some more. UPDATE: On Christmas Eve, I sobbed over Matt Smith's last appearance as the Doctor. Welcome to your TARDIS, Peter C., but Matt was my first Doctor, so he'll always hold a special place in my heart.
Allegiance is pledged to House Targaryen. Our Words are "Fire and Blood" Though also a supporter of Team Stannis. I actually find Stephen Dillane's Stannis very attractive, for reasons I can't exactly explain. Like much of Westeros, my loyalties are currently divided.
'Ship I am currently obsessed with : Sansa/Sandor, otherwise known as San/San. I love tall dark and scar-y and his Little Bird.
'Ship I am currently obsessed with: Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen. These two smoke off the screen. I think Laurel's fate on the show will be very different than it was in the comic books (I've never read the comics but Arrow fans discuss them obsessively in the online forums,) considering that 99.9% of the fandom wants Oliver/Felicity as endgame. Long live Olicity!
'Ship I recently got obsessed with: Katniss/Peeta from "The Hunger Games"
It is known that I can almost never remember my dreams. I firmly believe that I dream every night anyways, as people are said to do.
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