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    Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
    5:44 am
    Fun Little Thing, And No I Don't Mean Your Penis
    How about everyone post a picture of their favorite bad girl and good girl, respectively?

    I'll start us off.

    My Choices )
    Friday, August 31st, 2007
    1:51 pm
    Better Late Than Never?
    Since yesterday was officially declared Edie Sedgwick Day across the world by our very own founder [info]seasonoutoftime I decided to make some icons (something I'll never be professional at, but it's the thought that counts *g*):

    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

    And as there was a bargain "buy one get one free" at day declarations, I had myself my very George Orwell Day at YouTube. I stumbled upon the 1954 BBC adaption (by Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale) of 1984, starring the great Peter Cushing as Winston Smith and Donald Pleasence as Syme. This has long been commercially unavailable in the UK at least, as far as I know and it was an unexpected pleasure to actually finally see it. Later I followed it up with the more recent BBC docudrama George Orwell - A Life In Pictures, which uses actors to simulate archive footage but uses George Orwell's real words from his books, essays and letters. Fascinating viewing.

    And you too, oh lucky reader, can come along and follow the historic journey I took as I'm about to provide you with my own treasure map (other Orwell and related viewing material can be found at Ge0rge0rwell - a complete treasure trove for Orwell groupies :D):

    1984 Part One

    George Orwell - A Life In Pictures Part A
    1:38 am
    How I celebrated Edie Sedgwick day
    Me: "If there's anything more divine than tequila, I haven't found it."

    Later, still me: "Makes four six-ounce drinks? Baby, it's all one big drink to me *chugs bottle*"
    Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
    2:19 pm
    Girls on fire
    Today is Paris Hilton day.

    I think tomorrow should be Edie Sedgwick day, just 'cuz.

    Anyone have any ideas how to celebrate?
    Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
    10:33 pm
    Fast Times At Django High
    You know all those annoying drunks who stand on street corners with their bad breath, and will chase you down the street trying to tell you their life story? Well in this post, that's me *weg*

    I'm one of those people that completely hated school. I didn't fit in, got picked on, left out, led a sheltered life, got regarded as a freak for my love of horror movies and wrote whiney angsty horror stories. I once saw an interview with renowned writer Stephen King where he said that he wouldn't trust anyone who claimed to like school past a certain age. I loved that quote and I relate to it, 'cause when I tend to encounter the people who did like school, they always seem to be toe the party line unimaginative conservative types, maybe like a more boring Bree Van De Kamp without the witty knowing script writing. The type who usually end up asking you the most mind numbingly inane or mundane questions at job interviews or end up in some post at the jobcentre where they can't even say hello to someone without threatening to cut their benefit if they don't jump through the latest hoop.

    I didn't really belong to any scenes in school. I listened to some metal and wore the clothes but I didn't fit in with the metal heads any more than the trendies who got their rich middle class parents to buy them all the latest clothes. That's maintained to this day really, in that I tend to have the minority opinion even among friends or fandoms at times, don't like cliques (not even the "I'm more alternative/goth than you" types ugh!) and tend to distrust any kind of indoctrination or dogma unless I invent it myself ha ha! A little later in college, my main obsessions became Twin Peaks/David Lynch and The Doors, both of which influenced my writing. I was also getting into cult movies by this time and loved things like old Roger Corman movies and wild b movies. At college I started to meet some cooler people and realised that not everyone were like spoiled savage brats I was locked up in school with. This helped me little by little to become more sociable and confident to some extent, even although I was still a wallflower by most people's standards.

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