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Nov. 24th, 2017


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I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. I believe Muffin's favorite part was the bits of turkey I let her eat.

The positive news is that I seem to have been brought back from the Duat. Apparently a present to the Kanes.

Nov. 20th, 2017


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It always surprises me a little when people come into the cafe in the middle of the night, on a Sunday or week night and they have clearly been to a bar or club. I know people go clubbing and stuff even during the week, but it makes me wonder if they also have a regular nine to five job or classes and mange to sober up before work or school or what. And if they do have work or school early, when do they sleep?

Nov. 14th, 2017


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So according to Google it's the 131st Anniversary of the Hole Punch today. I have to admit I don't think I've used one since primary school back home. But good on it for keeping going.

Oct. 31st, 2017


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I was this article today and I was drawn to it, partly because I was curious about what they were going to say a polyamorous relationship needed and partly because I am in a polyamorous relationship. I never expected that I'd be in this sort of relationship, but for us it simply felt natural. No one had to talk anyone into it and as the article mentions, we have always had open communication and consent. Sometimes I feel that, were relationships like this accepted in the time our dreams take place, things may have turned out differently there.

Oct. 30th, 2017


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Penny...

I just woke up and my eyes are silver?! What?? Why did my eyes turn silver?!

Oct. 29th, 2017


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I am beginning to find that school is boring me of late. I'd rather just play and compose music as opposed to taking classes. While I am a good student, sitting in a classroom was never easy for me. I'd drop out and find something else to do, but considering I'm in this country on a student visa, kind of need to stay in school so I don't get deported.

Oct. 26th, 2017


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I have slowly started making my way through some of these books. I have to say that the Old Ramanthe books are far more complicated than the others, which probably makes sense. The stories are certainly interesting. I think when I go to visit my brother and his children, I'll be certain to be a self-repeater and tell them some of these stories.

Oct. 19th, 2017


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How is it that ALL of my midterms are hitting around the same time? It feels that way, anyway. Taking 18 units might not have been the best idea this semester. I'm a touch on the swamped side, and feel like I haven't come up for air.

At least I ordered my Halloween costume early. I've got black cat ears and a tail, and a facepaint crayon to draw on my nose and whiskers. Easy as pie.

Sep. 30th, 2017


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Most of the time my cat sits around looking grumpy and doesn't make too much noise, but every now and then he wanders around the house crying as if he doesn't know we're right in the next room. However then he comes into a room one of us are in and he stops and then just walks away. There is never a dull moment with cats, is there?

Sep. 26th, 2017


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Well. Today has been interesting. To see my charge blade be turned completely harmless was not how I anticipated any encounter with these hostile forces going.

Sep. 21st, 2017


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That was officially the weirdest way to spend my birthday in the history of ever. Note to my friends, please do not get me anything that resembles a statue thing of a cat because it may be cursed and start turning me into a cat. Needless to say, I've sat here today looking at our cats and find that I understand why empty boxes are the most amazing things ever.

You know. If you're a cat.

Sometimes I wonder what the fuck my dream life even is.

Sep. 19th, 2017


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Would it be ridiculous if I decided to go to parks or some other public place to play the violin? I often see people playing instruments in parks and places like that and have thought about doing it myself, but thought I would get some opinions.

Aug. 27th, 2017


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I can hardly believe that the summer is almost over and classes will be starting again soon. I'm hoping that this semester will be better than last, since I've now got something to do at night instead of constantly studying. I like being prepared, but I was far too prepared last semester and tended to get bored in class since I was ahead of everyone else.

Aug. 26th, 2017


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The smell is still lingering. Why do zombies smell so much? Even when they’re gone?

Jul. 30th, 2017


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I am getting closer to the Angel of Death. I have tracked him to the Pandemonium Fortress. The trick, however, is fighting my way through the battlefields to reach the fortress. Time is not on my side, if I do not make it in time he will destroy all of humanity and demons.

Jul. 26th, 2017


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Perhaps I'm alone in this, but I don't exactly understand the hype over Shark Week. I mean, I can't deny that sharks are fascinating creatures, but why dedicate an entire week to them? I've never really understood it.

Jul. 4th, 2017


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So people have fun plans right? I do, even though I'm British and really shouldn't be celebrating this with you ;P

But seriously Happy Independence Day to everybody. Hope you all have a good one!

Jun. 30th, 2017


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I can't believe we're half way through the year already! To celebrate, why don't you come on down to Much Ado About Books for a mid-year sale!

We're also looking at expanding and taking on some more staff! So if you're looking to get some experience over the summer why not come and have a chat with us!

Jun. 25th, 2017


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Good Morning. I’ll make this brief.

My name is Oz and I am the proprietor of Emerald City Cafe. No, I am not a wizard, nor do I claim to have any magical powers. And while I do appreciate the occasional magic trick, I assure you that the only thing hiding behind the curtain is a masterfully brewed cup of coffee.

As you are likely aware, many of our students have departed home for the summer. In an effort to cater to our more local clientele, including the resident night owls among us, our doors will continue to remain open twenty-four hours. If you have yet to visit Emerald City, I invite you to come browse the various varieties we have available and to confer, converse, and otherwise hob-nob with your fellow mates.

Whether you choose to join us or not, I wish you all a pleasant day and a fruitful summer season.

Jun. 19th, 2017


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The last time I spoke about running out of things to do to pass the time at night, someone had suggested I volunteer somewhere at night. So, I thought I would ask if anyone knows of any place that this might be possible.

Jun. 2nd, 2017


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This is amazing! It's like I'm in a musical, it's certainly brightened up study sessions.

Anybody else enjoying this random singing thing?

May. 31st, 2017


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I say, I just got the most delightful piece of fashion from my dreams. It's a bit ostentatious, but that's part of why I love it so. It's also the perfect cover, playing the silly fop to throw off suspicion of the fact that I am the Scarlet Pimpernel!

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I'm fairly certain that at this point, I've spent so much time studying, I could take my exams with my eyes closed and still pass. In other words, I'm incredibly tired of spending the majority of my evenings studying. It's beginning to get to the point where it barely helps pass the time any longer. The one thing that would help to pass the time, I can't even do, which is play the violin, because I don't want to wake Will or Tessa in the middle of the night. I'm also quite tired of watching the same things on TV every night so I've begun taking walks around the neighborhood, which I'm sure look quite suspect at three in the morning.

Sometimes I worry that I'll go mad if I have to endure this for centuries.

May. 30th, 2017


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Oh wow, protesters have covered the Little Mermaid statue in red paint. I get the protest and I don't agree with whaling, but I hope they didn't use permanent paint on this! I always wanted to see this statue!

May. 24th, 2017


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Well, I don't know much other than the fact that I'm ensured a callback for the role of Juliet. I dance with five other girls tomorrow. Five very talented girls. They're sweet. Friends of mine. Still, crazy intimidating. Their lines are perfect and they do amazing turns and leaps.

I don't see myself getting the role, this time, but I'm sort of an ingenue so... No harm in that. I will dance my heart out tomorrow, though.

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I've been working with puppets in my storytelling course this week and they are so much fun! It's amazing how much they can add to the right story. It's all really fascinating learning how they are used both now and years ago.

Apr. 26th, 2017


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Hello. My name is Diana. Someone mentioned this place to me and I thought I'd check it out. I'm not really sure what to say, so I guess I'll go for a bad joke.

What's a band geek's favorite month?

Sorry for any possible offense.

Apr. 18th, 2017


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When it's 3am and you can't sleep, you discover a whole new world on the telly. Ancient reruns, awful movies, softcore tits an' arse. I particularly like the commercials. The market at this hour seems to be old people and insomniacs.

But really, who could turn down the Golden Girls?

Apr. 13th, 2017


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I forgive my sister everything! Even the joke duck shaped chocolate figure she sent me last Easter because this year she has fully redeemed herself. I don't even want to know how much this was to ship to me but it is glorious.

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Apr. 9th, 2017


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My admirer? The donor who sent me flowers? He showed up at rehearsal today. He said he wanted to see preparations for auditions for new members of the company, but he stayed after to say hello to me. He also asked me out on a date. I told him I'd think about it and get back to him, but honestly, dating someone who contributes to my salary feels a little weird.

Apr. 6th, 2017


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If my dreams are any indication of what I can expect from the future, it will be interesting to see what the world is like in 130 years. It won't feel right without Will though. It will be different than my dreams of course, considering I became the Silent Brother on call for the New York Institute and that won't happen here.

Apr. 4th, 2017


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So. Theoretically speaking, if someone were to have had a dream about being able to hear peoples' thoughts and woke up being able to read minds, how would he get it to motherfucking stop? Also, could anyone explain why that might have happened?

Mar. 10th, 2017


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WOOHOO!!!

Now that is better Wales! Make me proud! :)

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Mar. 8th, 2017


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The shows have been so exhilarating so far! I can't believe I'm dancing in my second professional production! At the end of the month they'll be holding auditions, too, so I won't even be the newbie anymore, either! This is the best springtime ever.

Feb. 14th, 2017


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So... My Valentine's Day was going amazing... Spent the morning with the bestie doing a girls brunch. Than that afternoon I treated myself to spa and ice cream. And where did my night end? In the freaking hospital, because some asshole was robbing a jewelry store and stupid me forgetting I don't have my abilities anymore, tried to stop him....

Happy freaking Valentine's day to me....

Feb. 6th, 2017


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If you don't have anything special planned for Valentine's Day then don't despair. If you come along to Much Ado About Books you could find the perfect blind date waiting for you....

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Come along and see if you can find your perfect match!

Jan. 28th, 2017


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Happy Chinese New Year to any who may celebrate it here. It is at least a bright spot in the current bleak atmosphere.

Jan. 25th, 2017


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Has the sun gone away yet? It's too bright outside.

Jan. 19th, 2017


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Tomorrow we might be facing the horrors of inauguration day, but the reason I'm missing out on a Women's March on Washington is because the cast list for A Midsummer Night's Dream is being posted and I want to be there the second it goes up. I don't know. Who knows? Maybe I'll be able to catch a protest in the end. Wish me luck, though. I really want to dance in this ballet.

Jan. 8th, 2017


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After taking the last semester off, while I adjusted to being a Silent Brother, I decided to go back this semester now that I've got a fairly good handle on it. The semester started on Wednesday and classes being Monday. I'll admit, oddly enough, I'm a little nervous about going back, which is strange since I've always liked school. I suppose, being able to read minds, I worry that I may become overwhelmed in large groups despite thinking that I have control over it. I know most of my worries are unfounded, but I suppose the dreams will do that to you. At least I'll have Will on campus if I have any problems.

Dec. 4th, 2016


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National Cookie Day is today!

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Enjoy ;)

Nov. 24th, 2016


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Considering I rarely need to sleep now, aside from reading, I have been watching considerably more Netflix than I used to. I was never a big tv watcher, but when I finish a book and don't have another one to start there are only so many things I can do when Will and Tessa are asleep. Tonight I watched this interesting little documentary about cats called The Lion in Your Living Room. It was all about how cats have evolved into the domesticated cats we have as pets. The thing that amused me tonight was that Church joined me. Church rarely wants anything to do with other cats, but tonight he was sitting on the couch with me, watching it. Perhaps he simply missed me while I was in New York earlier this month and wanted some attention.

Nov. 18th, 2016


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My dreams finally decided that it was time to veer off from my normal life. I honestly thought it would be worse, but it doesn't seem so bad so far. In fact, I woke up this morning under a mound of hair-dye and hot sauce! I'll never have to buy dye again. Not that I ever had to dye my hair before, but what can you do.

Oct. 28th, 2016


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After the last few months, I'm looking forward to Magnus and Alec's wedding next month. I'm looking forward to going to New York for the first time. Tessa grew up there, but Will and I have never been, so I think we need to have her show us all the sites. We're trying to figure out what is actually doable in a weekend. I know we can't see everything, but I hope to see as much as possible.

Oct. 18th, 2016


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We finally learned our parts as cygnets today! It's a fantastic part of the ballet, so even if I don't get to dance as Odette I'll get a great part. One of my fellow cygnets was getting so fed up with the choreography. She's the type who, if she doesn't get something right away, gets so frustrated with herself. I kind of just wanted to hug her and loan her some of my patience, but she intimidates me. A lot of these dancers do. Not intentionally, I just still feel like the new kid.

Oct. 14th, 2016


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It's Winnie-the-Pooh's 90th Birthday today.

I remember my mum reading me the Winnie-the-Pooh stories when I was a kid and it's definitely among the must read list for my kids. I loved being read to and I think it's what encouraged my love of books.

Sep. 30th, 2016


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I spoke to my mother for the first time on SKYPE in months. Once my illness began to really affect me physically, I stopped doing SKYPE calls with my parents because they didn't know I was sick. I hadn't been planning on doing any more SKYPE calls even now, I felt that she would know something was different about me, but I've recently come to realize that it's Will and Tessa who helped me hold on to some of my humanity in the dreams and they can do the same here.

As it turns out, the only thing my mother noticed that was different was the shock of white hair that I have now as a result of the transformation. I had thought about dying it like I'd been doing when my hair was all silver from the Yin Fen, but I sort of like it.

Sep. 11th, 2016


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I moved something without touching it this morning.

I was thinking that I needed a pen, and suddenly it was across the room, in my hand.

I haven't tried again. Maybe if I don't use it, it will go away.

Aug. 28th, 2016


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You know I have to say, I never expected to see a real live version of someone losing a balloon and hear a violin start playing in the background. Thank you, Downtown Disney for proving me wrong.

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One of these days, I should stretch the TARDIS' legs a bit more, journey further out into the universe. The few trips I've taken lately have gone well. It's about time to put the old girl to a true test.