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Well, not technically today, considering I've survived for half an hour past DOOMSDAY, or what shall henceforth be known as The Most Debaucherous Easter Ever. But before we get to the story, I have news items! YOU WILL READ THEM FIRST and like it

#amazonfail. Basically, Amazon started taking LGBT/feminist/general sexuality books off of their rankings because they were being labeled as "adult material". Despite the fact that anti-homosexual books were still being ranked (therefore not labeled as "adult" because of Amazon's ranking system), as are hardcore porn and "normal" sex-related stuff.

Hiding a book about gays and the military, but not American Psycho? I'm pretty sure that's fucking adult material.

BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIITTTT Also, now, Amazon Rank. I particularly like that last sentence.

Here are some more links including the twitter to-do and a semi-complete listing of books that were taken off the listing.

You know, the fact that they censored Stephen Fry's biography (autobio? I dunno) reminds me of that whole scene from V for Vendetta so perfectly, it's disgusting. Goddamnit censorship pisses me off. I am SO GLAD I live in the US. That crap that Britain's been pulling recently with all the anti-terrorism-become-paranoid-and-turn-in-your-neighbors shit? Godfuckingdamnit.


On a less serious note, I had to look up "LGBTQQI" to see what it meant, and I found out there are a lot of letters you could be adding on the end there. Also cool that LGBT is considered more feminist-friendly. ALSO, GLBT is just really like a gay BLT.

Some Amazon alternatives:

www.powells.com
www.chapters.indigo.ca
www.booksamillion.com
www.foyles.co.uk
www.bookdepository.co.uk
www.waterstones.com
www.play.com

Also, SIGN THE PETITION against Amazon's new "adult policy".



An interesting "other side" article about the pirates.

Rainbow finches are in a bad sitch. This makes me really sad.

Uh, so, that story is going to have to wait because I'm exhausted. Sorry. =(
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Fuck drama, and fuck this emotional bullshit, and fuck wastewater.

I have been working on this fucking assignment for two and a half god damned hours and have ONE problem finished. OUT OF FOUR.




I fucking hate Dr. Taylor. No examples in the book, no examples in class. She is the

worst

teacher

i have

ever

had.

ARGH.

Feb. 12th, 2008 10:56 pm
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So, not only has reading about all that scientology stuff really been pissing me off, but today was not the best day.

The IJ4 trailer will premiere on Good Morning America. Good Morning America. WTF?! Originally I thought that "it will be on between eight and nine and then will be online" meant I could wait until four in the morning on Thursday and watch it online. But NOOOOO. I think I have to wait until 8-9 AM Pacific Time. ='( SCREW YOU GOOD MORNING AMERICA. However, this opens up Thursday evening for more studying for history tests and Friday for more going to see Spiderwick.

AND THEN! I am involved in an alcohol incident for our room and have to go make a statement. What happened? I was sitting in my room on the computer, not paying attention to anything, like I generally do. My roommate's friends brought in beer without her knowing anything and all of my roommates were in THE LIVING ROOM while I was in THE BEDROOM paying attention to FUCK NOTHING. Apparently these guys made no attempt to hide the beer and the RA saw them come in, so he promptly followed them down and marched in right as they had handed out the alcohol. So, my second roommate gets caught holding a bottle (CLOSED) and the roommate whose friends these are gets blamed for most of it even though SHE WASN'T DRINKING (neither were the guys who brought it) and NONE OF THEM WERE OPEN BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANY WAY TO OPEN THEM. And in the meantime of the RA telling them to open the bottles (with WHAT?!) and pour it down the drain, all he said was "hi" to me. That's all. "Hi." THAT FUCKING PISSES ME OFF. You can't just say "hi" and then send a letter "OH HEY by the way you're involved in an alcohol incident." Fuck them. And fuck the RA, too, who I'm pretty sure parties pretty hard in his room considering that every thirty seconds it sounds like they're dropping a bowling ball on the floor for fun. (I'm not even kidding--this goes on every 15-20 seconds or so, followed by hysterics, for MANY hours almost every night. And it's a heavy, percussive sound, too. ARRRRRGH.) I also MUST set up a meeting in the next three days. FUCK YOU GUYS! I don't have the time to have a meeting because I have a lot of tests and I'm damn busy. And if this even becomes a big deal and something goes to UD I'm going to be so pissed it's not even funny.

Also, who the hell bets eight times in a row--AGAINST THEMSELVES--on ebay?! These awesome boots were inching toward $20, and then suddenly whoever I was bidding against just went insane. My last bid was $16.50, and this is what she did (all within 20 minutes): $17.50, $18.50, $19.50, $21.00, $23.00, $30.00, $35.00, $40.00. Seriously?! This lady is fucking nuts. So now the boots are up to $51 fucking dollards because the next guy made a $10 leap and SHIPPING IS $9 WITH A $2 HANDLING FEE ON ITS OWN. FUUUUCK YOUUUU GUYYYYYS. And they don't even have enough information to let me know what brand it is or anything so I can look for it later. Arrrgh. It's just some kind of PERFECT LOOKING "hippie campus leather riding boot sz 9." 9 could be a bit big but THEY LOOK SOOOO PEEEERFEEECT.

Damnit humanity, sometimes I fucking hate your intelligence.

99 days until Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! Today's trivia: The swordfight scene (possibly the most famous shot from Raiders of the Lost Ark in terms of comedy) was originally scripted as a complicated choreographed swordfight. However, most of the crew was sick with digestive problems, and Ford suggested the scene as it occurs in the film today to decrease the length of filming time required.

A very good change, in my opinion. =) I think humor is a pretty critical part of the series.

[EDIT] Hey, also, do you guys know any LJ people who take icon requests? I made a request to a few communities but it seems no one wants to take it on. =/ And I'd really like it soon so I can start using it for my IJ4 posts.

The closer it gets the more excited and the more nervous I get... It could be so awesome or Lucas could totally ruin it... *nervous faces*

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