"Eternity bores me.....I never wanted it."
A 2011 SCRAPBOOK.
A 2011 SCRAPBOOK.
♣ SALT - Angelina Jolie [5.0]
♣ GIA - Angelina Jolie [5.0]
♣ NIRVANA: LIVE AT READING - Kurt, Dave & Krist [5.0]
♣ YOU AGAIN: lady from Halloween - [0.5] ... I was forced to.
♣ BLADE RUNNER - Harrison Ford, Sean Young [5.0]
♣ BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE - Japanese animated horror [5.0]
♣ EDWARD SCISSORHANDS - Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder [5.0]
♣ HEATHERS - Winona Ryder, Christian Slater [4.5]
♣ BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA - Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves [4.5]
♣ "Contemporary American Poetry: 2nd Edition": with poems from Snodgrass, Bly, Sexton and Plath. Very interesting.
♣ Kurt Cobain: Journals. Read it if you listen, OK?
♣ Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams. by Lady Plath. Her literature is profound, striking, amazing as always.
♣ The Hunger Games: I thought they were pretty good, OK considering they are YA literature. Don't take it personally, I am extremely critical and bitchy, with anything outside classics and 'grown-up' books.
♣ Madness: A Bipolar Life & Wasted: Can anyone depict sex, beauty, addiction, human vice, struggle and triumph over mental disorders better than Marya Hornbacher? She's just that good.
♣ The Bell Jar: Another re-read. Amazing, simply gorgeous, dark and striking; so symbolic, and at times haunting in how Esther so calmly narrates her descent into madness.
♣ Short Stories of Graham Greene: Yes, it's the author from Donnie Darko :3 But I really enjoy his work. His pieces totally represent the numbed, disaffected post-WWII society he was living in. "The Destructors" is so amazing.
♣ Vintage Science Fiction: A collection of vintage sci-fi, with works by King, Philip K. Dick, Bradbury and others. Little short stories and excerpts. Good sci-fi starter.
♣ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: AKA Blade Runner with Harrison Ford, this is a really groundbreaking book for its time. I'm amazed that Philip K. Dick even thought of so many complex, futuristic things over 40 years ago.
MUSIC and ARTISTS discovered:
♣ The Sundays - a dream/synth pop from England, they have an utterly gorgeous vocalist. She's so dreamy sounding!
♣ Nirvana - I've liked them since junior high. Recently I used their Live at Reading CD to study to my finals. An odd music choice for finals. (I'm odd.) I have a true appreciation for Kurt Cobain, his lyrics, journals.
♣ Sex Pistols ... I forgot to add this group earlier. I appreciate their hardcore, chaotic, at times straightforward and humorous lyrics, Johnny's loud vocals, and of course Sid Vicious.
♣ Sneaker Pimps - they're a 'trip-hop' group with rock and orchestral influences. I like their album "Becoming X" when they still had a female vocalist. I like the cello.
♣ Yoko Kanno - old favorite. I like her music from all the best series, like Ghost In The Shell and Wolf's Rain. She's just gifted at creating profound music.
♣ Juliana Hatfield - something about her makes me sad. She just sings these really heavy, hippie-ish songs. Really mellow but also deep at the same time. She sings about the truth of the matter, the world.
♣ Naruto Shippuden: No more fillers! Yaaay. Also, yay Kage Summit and Sasuke's baacck :D
♣ Top Chef: All Stars. OMFG, it's over. Fuckin' over. Man. IT TOOK FOREVER TO BE OVER! Haha.
♣ Project Runway. Not currently on. I like Mondo, he should have won but I don't like saying things people already know.
♣ Daria. Re-runs now airing on TV. I like the sarcasm and pop culture references, Daria & Jane's 90s-esque outfits.
♣ Eden of the East. I like the psychological suspense of this series...an interesting anime with sweetness countered by modern issues and some violent events.
♣ Blood Plus: I love this show. It's horror, it's some romance, it's a spin-off of the coolest movie ever, Blood: The Last Vampire.
FICTION and POETRY written:
♣ JANUARY 2011: Continuing my National Poetry Series project, an anthology with many different styles...it's a mish-mash, mix up, I hardly think they'll take it. I am my own critic that never sleeps, and has verbosity to an extreme degree
♣ February 2011: The month has been hell. Injuries and the Plague galore but my writing has improved in semi-great strides. I am drawing more from the outside rather than in, and this is a good thing. I am finding balance which I needed.
♣March 2011: Won a poetry contest! Great. Getting published, BRB ;D