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Stamp or no stamp [Mar. 7th, 2006|10:40 am]
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Just cruising around lj - noticed a few other communities - ones that "stamp" you a certain house or character, both HP and non-HP related. Should I try? Do I want to be stamped? It would, of course, just be for fun. Do I want to fill the applications? Do I even like applications? *grumble* Should this be a way to get used to filling applications and overcoming the dread of the application process? Should I challenge myself with more applications? and of course, why am I asking myself these questions? That is why my journal is named 'voices in my head'. :P

I have the rush, the itch to do it... but it's good for me to step back and let it sit. Let it mull over. Let a week pass before I jump in impulsively and say 'yes.'

So, right now, I'm waiting for iateaburgerrrrr to beta-read my fic and am almost done with my next fic after that (both Cedric and Cho-centric). Looking for a beta-reader for my first Harry and Hermione fic. Brainstorming an idea to continue "The Contract" for a few fanfiction fans... although if I do a "sequel"/continuation, it will forever be a WIP (work in progress) as I have no idea how it will end.

I finally bought the books I wanted from B&N's website. Grr.. that was a process of its own. I had like eight $5 giftcards but the website won't let you use more than one per order. Now, that sucks. So, I thought -well, I could go to the store directly and have them order the books for me- but then they told me that I could actually buy a $40 giftcard with my eight $5 cards. So, I did, and used it online. What a waste of time / what an ordeal! First, the store doesn't have it; then the website limits the number of cards; then I go back to the store; and then I go back online. What am I? A yo-yo for their pleasure?! --don't answer that. :P

Oh, and now my sister thinks I should watch The Bourne Identity (I never watched it before)... but I haven't been in the mood to. (I have to be in a certain mood to watch movies. Like am I in a comedy mood? or sci-fi/fantasy? or eye-candy mood?)

So, tonight is NCIS. (and of course, GoF for those of you getting it today.) If I even want to watch the movie, it will have to be Wednesday night.
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-03-07 08:19 pm (UTC)
You could always find a beta over at harmonylibrary. :)
I rather enjoyed The Bourne Identity, though keep meaning to read the books.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-03-07 09:26 pm (UTC)
It's a book? well, considering Hollywood has no "new" ideas, it shouldn't surprise me. I asked Alex at witherwings.net, and he's either going to beta-read my fic himself or find someone for me (it's for the challenge :) 'course, I can't have a judge read it. ;) I'll let my sister know it exists in book form; she'll probably want to read it -she's a bookworm.
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-03-08 04:27 am (UTC)
Perhaps not.
Well, its much easier to build on previously established success, than create something new.
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[User Picture]From: traceria
2006-03-07 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you had a poor B&N experience. :/ I can't help but walk out with a new book in hand should I step foot inside in the first place!

The Bourne Identity is good, but I understand the mood thing completely. I've really been in a fantasy movie mood lately. I'm so glad Howl's Moving Castle comes out tonight (as does GoF ;]). More Myazaki....woo hoo!!! Have you seen it and/or read the book it's based on? Diana Wynne Jones is a fantasitic and entertaining writer of young adult fantasy. I'm 25 and I enjoy her! :D

I'm sure I should know what it stands for, but what is NCIS?
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-03-07 09:29 pm (UTC)
hmm.. I'm not sure. Navy Criminal Investigation S.. (scene, science, squad, something like that - what else starts with an 'S'?) I'll have to look it up. It was a spin-off from JAG. (Judge Advocate General?... do I have to look that up too?), I think.

I haven't seen any of Myazaki's stuff yet. I've been meaning too - since it's getting rave reviews and even Oscar nods... but never got around to it. And that's a book too???? God, I'm so out of it.
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[User Picture]From: traceria
2006-03-07 10:29 pm (UTC)
My parents used to watch JAG. :)

Oh, every film is worth the hours spent viewing. (Beware of The Cat's Return, though. I have a friend that really likes it, but I thought it was rushed. Then again, it's Myazaki's protege (or what have you) that directs it instead of him.) I'd list my personal favorites, but then you'd just be getting a list of most of the films anyway. ;) Check him out...soon! :D
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-03-07 11:06 pm (UTC)
here it is: Naval Criminal Investigative Service. That's what it stands for :D
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[User Picture]From: sevarem
2006-03-08 12:16 am (UTC)
I'll beta your H/Hr fic if you like. Reading about alternate pairings can be fun. Would you mind terribly if I send over my Frangelina fic in a while?

As for stamping comms, I think they're kind of pointless. You fill out an application, a bunch of people vote and you get a little graphic saying you've been "stamped" as whichever character. And then you're done. I suppose you could put your stamp in your lj profile.

If I were to be stamped, I'd try to rig it so I could be Professor Angelina Ginny McGonagall. That'd be awesome.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-03-08 01:20 am (UTC)
Sure, I'll read your Frangelina fic. :) Let me figure out how to send you my H/Hr one. I usually put it in my journal (backdated so no one really reads it, or friends-lock-it). Or I could just email it to you.

I kinda figured that about stamping comms, but I thought it might be "fun" (and also give me something to do ;) and create my own 'stamps' if I don't like theirs ;).

Your triple stamp would be quite an image :D
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[User Picture]From: calledinvain
2006-03-08 09:05 pm (UTC)

Chiming in on the Howl's Moving Castle love train

the animated movie just came out on DVD, along with P&P - but I just bought GOF, so my DVD budget is going to have to wait.

I'll try and post a few snippets from the novel in my LJ, but it is my favorite DWJ novel, as well as one of my top ten favorite books, period. I read it when I was in junior high and have carried it with me ever since.

It's just a perfectly done fantasy/action/comedy/drama with a great heroine and hero (?) and romance done sparingly but well. You just want to find out more about the main characters.

also, stampppppp?

Alright.

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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-03-08 10:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Chiming in on the Howl's Moving Castle love train

you created your own stamp????? God, is there anything you CAN'T do? ;)

I think I want to be calledinvain when I grow up. ;)

and is that a scene from the movie (the one they're walking in the background)? I don't remember seeing it in any screen caps at all. or is that another behind-the-scenes thing?
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[User Picture]From: calledinvain
2006-03-08 11:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Chiming in on the Howl's Moving Castle love train

I can't do calculus.

It's from the "Creating the Yule Ball" featurette. The same one that has the Robert twirling Katie around clip.

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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-03-08 11:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Chiming in on the Howl's Moving Castle love train

ah...

well, I downloaded most of your clip/zips, so if it's in any of those, I'll check them out when I get home ;)
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[User Picture]From: xuvious
2006-03-08 04:33 am (UTC)
lumos_sorting is also quite good, I've heard.
I've never seen Bourne Identity. I usually love sci-fi movies but this one seemed boring.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-03-08 07:08 pm (UTC)
my mind boggles with all the communities ;)

I thought Bourne Identity was more action than sci-fi. It's like those spy-flicks. Spies? Are they working for the 'good guys'? or are the 'bad guys' pretending to be 'good guys'? and what to do if you're a spy and lose your memory- who do you trust? etc. I'm still not in a "mood" to watch it... maybe because GoF just came out on dvd.
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[User Picture]From: smammers
2006-03-08 08:36 pm (UTC)
It is more action-y and spy-ish. I didn't think it was all that great -- in fact, I tried to watch it with my best friend three times before we stopped falling asleep during it. I can't even remember how it ends.
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[User Picture]From: calledinvain
2006-03-08 09:02 pm (UTC)

death and vengeance, I think.

I saw it in the theaters and pretty much just for Karl Urban. I think this was fresh off my, "Why....he's quite attractive, isn't he? He's so much better looking as a brunet than a questionable blond Nordic warrior!"

Ridiculously handsome, that man - and not a word of dialogue in English. It was pretty awesome.

The plot was pretty easy to figure out within five minutes of viewing - Blah blah save the woman he loves, he's been made - but BY WHO? BY WHO? Explosions and violence occurs as Matt Damon takes on the entire CIA etc, etc.

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