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19 January 2005 @ 10:28 pm
... but I hear violins  
I will now avoid talking about my actual life and pressing thoughts by spamming you with the usual Little Red ridiculousness.

High on my list of daily gleee is that relevance hooked me up with more Conjure One last night (since pellmelody got me hooked). I'm now listening to Center of the Sun rather endlessly, and want the lyrics on icons and stuff (because I am incapable of just kindasorta liking something without TOTAL TEMPORARY OBSESSION). (yousendit.com link, so download, pirate, listen, make me icons, yay)

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In other Very Important News, I have found the Best. Fic. Ever. I never really understood that thing people say about "OMG, this story is so good it makes me never want to write anything again!" But this is that story for me. I'm also blaming it for making it now totally impossible for me to run away from this show.

New Battlestar Galactica, "Five Deaths (Laura Roslin)" by Rheanna, a fic in five parts: One Two Three Four Five

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The OTHER thing that's making it impossible for me to run away from this frakking [geekiness intentional] show is that TELEVISION WITHOUT PITY PICKED UP GALACTICA. Oh. Thank God. I can now watch this show with the requisite amount of snark to keep me from sinking into a dark, dark pit of despair. (geekflashback: "It was a time of dark, dark despair." "You said that." <-- 5 points to anyone who can tell me where *that*'s from)

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5 good things about today minus the 3 good things listed above:

4. jennylouise123 sent me the "Sheppard/Weir: Saving the Galaxy and Looking Good Doing It" badge in the mail! YAY!! Even more entertaining was explaining it to my mother. Even more entertaining was having her explain it to my father. "Even the actors thought it was funny, isn't that right, Sachi? And look -- the emphasis on doing it makes it funny!"

5. w0lfstar emailed me right at a moment of DARK DARK DESPAIR and we planned for me to go stay with her for a long weekend soon! And watch Atlantis. And play with her shiny new mixer for manic midnight baking. YAY!!! Kappa gleeee party!

3 things I did well:

1. Did yoga and meditation practice.

2. Ate dinner (yes, it was that sort of day. Shush. It's an accomplishment.)

3. Left the house and braved wintryicydeath on the roads to get to Kripalu for dinner.
 
 
feel: crazykinda cracked out
hear: conjure one - "center of the sun"
 
 
 
relevance on January 19th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
Violins? In the center of the sun?
The more I listen to "Center of the Sun", the less the lyrics make sense to me. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Have you listened to any Balligomingo? There are some similarities, and it's good music.
Little Red: bsg - laura without dreams - _projectgalmylittleredgirl on January 19th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
when I close my eyes
The more I listen to "Center of the Sun", the less the lyrics make sense to me.

The more I listen to "Center of the Sun", the more it disturbs me that I am totally loving a song about child prostitution. Meep. (It is... right? Please tell me I didn't just pluck that horrible image out of my own head). The actual bit about being in the center of the sun is somehow *less* confusing, at this early stage of listening, but possibly because I hear nonsensical stuff exactly like that in yoga classes all the time.

I don't think I've ever heard of Balligomingo... or, at least, not known it was them if I heard it around the hall.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on January 19th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: when I close my eyes
Ever heard The Divine Comedy by Milla? Such pretty music...some about such ugly subjects, omfg.

From "Charlie":
Oh, Charlie, a boy and his toys
I see you lying stiff and cold
On the bedroom floor
Kiss me darling with those pale lips once more
Hands could never comfort you
Not so well as steel could do


From "Ruby Lane":
Welcome down to Ruby Lane
Take your pick sir
We're all the same
The sky is my one direction
The earth is my bed


and later in the song:

And if you see my brother
You'll know cause he's wearing no shoes
Won't you be so good man
As to throw him some food


And I love, love, love this one:

"You Did It All Before"
Your pocket of dreams
Has split at the seams
I don't need to argue any more
You're left exposed
Wearing yesterday's clothes
Now you've undone the
stitches we've sewn.


Amazing album. Love them all (well, except for the endless "The Alien Song"). Highly recommend it.
Little Red: sga - cute when sick - duckadorkmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
Re: when I close my eyes
Um... someone said they would get me this music. Might've been A.j. Erm... I'll let you know if it materializes -- thanks for the tip! :)
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on January 20th, 2005 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: when I close my eyes
OMFG, remember and BUG THEM!!!!

...tis good stuff. Pretty sure amazon has clips you can listen to.

I bought it in the store because they were playing it and I had to have it. They only had CD, and at the time, I didn't have a CD player.

But I bought it anyway, cos the one song? Just that good. And I certainly don't regret it. *luffs*
Little Red: bsg - laura without dreams - _projectgalmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 10:44 am (UTC)
Re: when I close my eyes
Did you then buy a CD player? Because... otherwise I'm kinda confused.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on January 20th, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
Re: when I close my eyes
Hee. Yes, eventually I got one. Now I have...erm...five or six, if you count the computer.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on January 20th, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
Re: when I close my eyes
Seven! I think it's actually seven.
relevance on January 19th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: when I close my eyes
Hmm, the child prostitution interpretation never occurred to me (partially because I was mishearing some of the lyrics)... but looking at them, it seems as likely as anything, though not (I'd say) certain.

Great, now I'll think of that everytime I hear it. ;)

I'm uploading some Balligomingo for you now.
Little Red: bsg - laura without dreams - _projectgalmylittleredgirl on January 19th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
no! no child abuse at all!
really! nothing at all. I'm going to go back to a more wispy dream metaphor-y explanation of what they're talking about for my own personal sanity, I think.

I'm uploading some Balligomingo for you now.

You rock my world. Yay!!
relevance on January 19th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Re: no! no child abuse at all!
Okay, the Balligomingo is up (same URL as before). Hope you like it! I particularly recommend "Privilege" and "Sweet Allure".
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Starbuck/Apollojoyfulfeather on January 19th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
*downloads song*

Ooo. Shivery goodness. Wow. Must somehow obtain more.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
I will hook you up with more at some point soon. Remind me!!
Nike: Folkienikej on January 20th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
"It was a time of dark, dark despair." "You said that."

*giggles* OMGXF! 'How the Ghosts Stole Christmas'! I love that one! "I just gave myself chills". ;)

And I'm *so* blaming you if I start getting hooked on BG fic now...*mutters*
Little Red: xf - msr original 'ship - liminallizmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
YAY YAY YAY for X-Files!!! I'm so delighted someone got that :) I couldn't remember more of the line, so that was all I had to go on ;)

And... I'm really sorry? I'm trying not to get too hooked, either. It messes my head up to have more than one pairing kicking around and Sheppard and Weir are way fluffier and less full of DARK DARK DESPAIR :)

However, if I ever make a Battlestar Galactica community, I think dark_dark_despair is really the way to go. :)
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Little Red: bsg - laura without dreams - _projectgalmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC)
I almost never watch anything new for sci-fi and I now I am all excited.

And it's both new AND old, kinda, what with the... okay, pretty much just the fact that the ship is called the Battlestar Galactica and the enemies are called the Cylons. So, yes. New!

*delirious*
Samin_parentheses on January 20th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
Oh! I'm so excited you're fic-ing now about a fandom I actually *watch*!
Little Red: bsg - laura without dreams - _projectgalmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
Heeee! I swore I would only do the one... but that was after I swore that I wouldn't do any at all. So. Yeah. It's my terribly geeky cross to bear, I fear. :)

And yay that you watch it!! It's definitely diverting, and I cling to TWoP in the hopes that it will make it less fantastically depressing for me (well, TWoP has a way of making things seem depressing in quality if now in subject. But that's easier to sleep on.)
MsRavenmsraven929 on January 20th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
The OTHER thing that's making it impossible for me to run away from this frakking [geekiness intentional] show is that TELEVISION WITHOUT PITY PICKED UP GALACTICA.

Great...like I needed another distraction during the day. I can't say I'm in love with the new version of BSG, but there is so much snark potential that I will probably now never miss an ep. Thank you TiVO and TWoP.

At least now I do not have the need to snark in my journals. Cuz really, I think that the producers of that show have one of these goals in mind: 1) have a large percentage of their viewing audience jump off the nearest bridge and/or 2) give themselves sever concussions from smacking it against the nearest hard wall, table, etc.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 10:42 am (UTC)
Great...like I needed another distraction during the day.

Oh no! It will take away from ficwriting and OTHER ways in which you keep from working!

I can't say I'm in love with the new version of BSG, but there is so much snark potential that I will probably now never miss an ep.

See, I was thrown by the stonewalling of snark that the show kinda did by making it impossibly depressing with, like, dead innocent children and shit. And then, like a shining beacon in space voice in the wilderness er... I'm giving up on finding a non-Babylon-5-ripoff-metaphor, anyway, there was TWoP.

At least now I do not have the need to snark in my journals.

You should anyway :) At least now the professionals are on the job, though!
NEXT TIME I'M IN CHURCH, PLEASE NO PHOTOS: jailbait IIdaygloparker on January 20th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
Oh, man. THAT SONG. Reminds me so much of Delerium. *obsesses, too*
Little Redmylittleredgirl on January 20th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
*nodnodnod* I'm pretty sure that's why I'm so easily smitten by this group. Delerium is totally my gateway drug.