a_leprechaun: (Default)
So I had 1 gin & tonic and 1 bailey's on the rocks, and I was eating at the same time: is there any logical reason I should be this tipsy? o_O

We went to the Celtic Knot after senior showcase. Tha's gonna be me in a year, which seems to be simultanetously a very short and very long time. Our last acting class was taday, and Stephan and I did the final Elena/Astrov scene from "Uncle Vanya." Dawn said it got to a very beautiful place by the end (shame we couldn't start the scene with that same feeling :P). She also said that each one of us had grown in some significant way over the last two years. TWO YEARS. Which also seems simultaneously like a short and long tie. Time. Whatevs.

At the Celtic Knot, Laura started snapping and said she felt like singing something, but didn't know what. So I broke out into "Stand By Me", and [livejournal.com profile] strangemiss joined in. *Loves on the roomie!Jessie*

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand now I'm watching 'Roger Rabbit'. Good times, good times.

Yay summer vacation.

ETA: I am definitely going to be watching some old Bonkers-on-VHS tomorrow. Silly Disney, bringing every other Disney Afternoon show out on DVD except Bonkers. >:(
a_leprechaun: (Default)
50 BOOKS 2007
10))
Battlestar Galactica, Jeffrey A. Carver

I am SO behind on this. O_O

Example of how BSG is an amazing show: After seeing everything that's happened since the beginning, to re-experience the mini-series (either watching or in this case, reading) and see in these characters the despair and disbelief at what's happening around them, is to shake your head and say, "You have NO idea..."

Went to the Waa-Mu cast/crew party tonight, after heping Bruce with his film-class project (I was a vampire! and totally got to embrace/devour [livejournal.com profile] intorporeal. Had a couple of Smirnofs, played never-0have-I-ever, engaged in pleasant conversation. Gooooooooooooooooooood times. Hadn't had anything to eat in ling enough to justify all these typos after two drinks ^__^;;;

Emily S said I might be "the new her" next year. I would definitely not mind being the new her at all, especially since she did costumes AND was in the show.

Love and typos,
Emily
a_leprechaun: (gringoire angst)
Whyyyyyyyohwhy did I stay up until 3 AM last night >_<

Well, I don't regret what I was actually doing until then, because it was good times (reading tarot cards for the roomies). But sleep deprivation is not my friend, and I already know I'm gonna be up at least until midnight tonight.

WAAAAH.

Perhaps today is a day for Starbucks :P

(ETA: I am now reminded of a conversation last night that went along the lines of, "If these are the worst problems we have..." Eheh.)

On the bright side, it's gonna be over 40 degrees farenheight for the first time since last week. Yes!
a_leprechaun: (punching a baboon)
I just asked Eddie Izzard a question. Let's see if he answers it *knocks on wood*
See, "The Riches" has this fan podcast where you can call in and ask a question or add a comment, and maybe it'll get featured. I guess we'll have to see next week! ^__^

The last two days, I've started learning the guitar from m'dad. The plan once I get back in Chicago is to find a cheap-ass guitar on craigslist or in a pawn shop so I can keep learning. Aside from being cheap, a cheap-ass guitar will be good for taking to Burning Man so it can get full of sand.
And for my birthday Dad's gonna sign me up for this online course. He says I should be able to play well enough to play along with myself as I sing by next year, if I work at it. So I choose to believe him.

Nyack folk: I'll see you at "Titanic" tomorrow night!!!
a_leprechaun: (true friends (WAS))
Man, yesterday was a Day.

First of all, everyone needs to experience Equus. Read it, or see it if you can. If you're in or around Chicago, see it at The Actors Workshop. It is fucking amazing. Ellarans? You especially should see it.

Afterwards, Roomie!Emily and I returned to the apartment to find Roomie!Jessie completely shnockered. So the only logical course of action was to get completely and totally schnockered with her. Four cups of wine + two hours = dancing along to Ok Go, roomie-love cuddling, spontaneous Irish and Scotch accents, protestations of how much we love each other and how awesome everything is, and me falling asleep in my clothes at 4 AM.

Good times. Very very good times.

Randomness

Feb. 26th, 2007 08:17 pm
a_leprechaun: (the fool 2)
MWA-HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA.

...No, I'm not gonna tell you.

New Thing! So I've been thinking about it since Japan, and I've decided I really would like to have a tattoo. I've always kinda been intrigued by the idea in and of itself, but I never could think of a good idea for one until last summer. Since then I've been taking the advice of Mara, who I met in Japan, who said: "Think about it a long time, then decide on something. Then think about it summore." I've had the idea for at least half a year now, and I still like it.

Here's what it would be: the Japanese characters for "Once upon a time" (or literally, "Long long ago"), with a Celtic-knot-type circle around/behind them. I figure I would get that first, and maybe later add on the same phrases in English, German and/or Celtic in small letters around the outside edge of the circle. I would also want it to not be too big, and on my lower back as close to my tailbone as possible, so as to be as unobtrusive as possible for acting purposes.

Alas, the acting factor is what makes this a tougher decision than it would be if I were, say, an Engineering major. :P I've heard that actors with tattoos can have Troubles, even if they're out of the way. But I really want it. So I think I'm gonna ask around, to Dawn or whoever else I can think of, what the general attitude is. Are tats more of an overseeable annoyance to most directors, or will a majority just turn you away for it?

If anybody out there knows anything, please to share your experience.

I already have an idea for a second one, too, though this one would have to wait until:
A) I have well established myself as primarily a singer-songwriter, thus eliminating the tattoo-worries
or B) I'm a famous enough actress that it doesn't matter how many tats I have or where they are,
cause I'd want it to be the Faery Star, right on my chest where the necklace falls when I wear it. I find this idea incredibly rockin'.



OH! Also. I've been tuning to the Music Video channel the last coupla times I've worked out in my apartment, and the other day when I turned it on, This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race was on. Since then I've had it on iTunes for 2 days and it's almost up to 20 plays. The remarkable thing about it for me is I'm usually so lyrics-focused, but when I first heard this I couldn't understand a word and I still loved it.

Also the video is pretty awesome itself.

Since it was MTV, I have no doubt that this is being overplayed on the radio as we speak, but I don't listen to the radio anymore. And maybe some of you out there don't, either? Thus, I invite you to enjoy. :)

...Aaaaand now to the Japanese homework.
a_leprechaun: (antoine - unlikely hero)
The re-write of the NaNo novel goes. I realized tonight that I've got enough words to fill 7 book-pages. Now, I'll have to write a lot faster if I want to have a first draft by, say, the end of the year :P but at least I'm writing, and liking what I write.

Other Stuff! Someone at the Psych department at Northwestern has put together a survey they call "Mate Preferences". They're attempting to find out what people from all sexualities find attractive, whether there are any common threads, etc. The way they've set it up is particularly interesting, because they basically ask you to "build" your ideal mate. It makes me think of an AI-ish sort of future where those who can afford it order custom love-bots based on parameters of physicality and emotion that they most desire ("Coin operated boy / Sitting on the shelf / He is just a toy / But I turn him on..."). In such a time, would romantic love become a novelty, even obsolete (I actually imagine it would fluctuate between being taboo and being an "unobtainable" ideal)? Would actual sex be purely for the sake of breeding?

Anyway, I digress. If you want to participate, go the linkie:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=433073187381

I did have one quibble with how they set up the "money" system, and that's that you HAVE to spend all the dollars you have for that question. I found myself adding on things I didn't feel I needed on the 40-dollar ones. Not everyone wants someone perfect. Though on the flip-side, the 20-dollar questions didn't seem to allow for enough. ^___^;; As usual, I seek the happy medium.
a_leprechaun: (jon stewart hats)
The following comment was left on Code Monkey Dance:

Damn are you a gir or boy what the fuck are you !? Whatever you are your ugly as shit and this is the dumbest song i have ever heard! You damn it !

After the brief initial sting I felt at the rudeness, I actually found this.... kind of funny. Maybe because this is like the 3rd person to question my gender in comment form. And probably the one with the worst spelling and grammar of the lot. I usually don't respond to negative comments, but I couldn't resist the following:

I am not a boy, neither am I a defective robot. Any other guesses?

Also, what is "You damn it" supposed to mean? Is this person saying I'm God? Hmmmmm.

(In case you don't get the above: Clickie )

In complete other news, it was a freaking GORGEOUS 40 degrees outside today. It smelled like Spring for the first time this year. I just had this inherently Good Feeling from the moment I stepped out the door.

I was wondering earlier whether those particular Good Feelings--I don't know how else to describe them--manifest differently for different people. For me it feels like a tiny electric current through my "chestal section" (as Dane Cook would say), and I just feel like jumping around and being hyper and babbly. Like right now.
a_leprechaun: (the fool)
I haven't talked about much else besides fandoms and music lately, have I? ^__^;; Well, that's about to change.

This coming summer's been something of a quandery for me, and earlier today I was getting hit by the "What The Fuck Am I Going to DOOO"-bug. Part of it might be because it's my last summer vacation before senior year and life as a not-student begin looming, but also since I bought a ticket to go to Burning Man with [livejournal.com profile] herod_the_nut, which I am very excited about and determined that it work out.

Burning Man goes from August 27 to September 3, and all the summer acting workshops I'd seen so far conflict with that. I mean, I'd be willing to sacrifice a day or two at the festival for the sake of acting, but once you factor in getting back to Chicago and taking the train to Nevada, I'd probably end up missing the festival altogether.

I mentioned this to Roomies Jessie and Emily in passing because I needed to talk to someone about it, and Jessie just pipes up with, "Well, you could do BADA."

BADA as in the British Academy of Dramatic Arts. As in where Jessie went last summer and had a Q&A with Alan-freakin'-Rickman. As in it ends in early August.

So now, at least, I have an option. I would seriously have to rock the audition, but that's not worrying me right now. At least now I know there's something out there that could make this all work.

And how SERIOUSLY ROCKING would it be to be in England on July 21st? ;) It would mean no Race meet-up, but. Mrr. I'm determined to meet you guys in person one way or another; doesn't neccessarily have to be then :)

If anyone else knows about summer acting workshops that end in either early or mid-August, I'd love to have a back-up plan or two. Perhaps I shall ask around the theatre department.

So that's that. On to other things, such as how I was crazy enough to get myself cast in a student film that's shooting outside on the coldest weekend of the season. Yeeaaah, this is that vampire movie, "Curse of the Blood Ruby". And we are shooting all day Sunday. On the lakefill. And my character doesn't get a jacket, since she got captured by the vampire and forcibly taken outside.

Robert, our director, is taking every step to make sure we're as comfortable as possible, urging us to wear extra layers and bring blankets and thick jackets for in between takes, and he's trying to get us a room in Norris for breaks with hot food and drinks. But still. I get cold very easily, so I'm not exactly looking forward to this.

I do have a plan, though, which can be summed up in a couple of points:
A) Go to CVS and get a ton of those hand-and-foot warmer thingies. During filming, I can stash them in my shoes and pockets and bra.
B) Throughout the day, keep picturing Andy Serkis in his Gollum-suit having to jump into that stream of freezing-cold water over and over. If he could do it, so can I.

Oh yeah, and Happy Groundhog Day! :D

Mrrrrrrr

Jan. 26th, 2007 03:26 pm
a_leprechaun: (like a dream (thorn))


Anyone else ever feel as if the birch trees are watching you?


I have a cold. Nothing too doomy, just a sore throat and fatigue. Poppin' the zinc tablets. I'm writing this from my bed. May take a nap before B-Fest.

Mmmm, B-Fest. 24 hours of bad-movie badness. Er, goodness?

50 BOOKS 2007
3))
Fuddy Meers, David Lindsay-Abaire
a_leprechaun: (bros grimm beside the fire)
50 BOOKS
1))
The Credeaux Canvas, Keith Bunin
2)) Homebody/Kabul, Tony Kushner

^ Both plays for my staged readings class. Haven't had time to read much else o_O

Tony Kushner kinda owns my soul as far as contemporary plays go. I lovelovelove his stuff. And Dawn says I'd be good at it (I guess we'll find out next year; that's when we "do" him).

I still have to make sure I know my stuff for Japanese, write up summaries of interviews, write a short response to the Credeaux Canvas reading... But all that's gonna be squeezed in the cracks of free time between class tomorrow.

Thursdays are definitely my days of crazy this quarter.

I spent a lot of time dreaming today. Dunno what else I can say about it but that, so I'll leave it.

Sleep now. -_-

<3
a_leprechaun: (the fool)
I've got a pair of jeans that had developed a hole in the pocket due to keeping my Burt's Bees in there all the time (the rough edge wore down the fabric). So I sewed a patch over it today. It's the first time I've sewn a patch on anything.

Lookee! )

Also, some Exalted fanart, cause I said I was going to.

Meercal plays with Ambresia's hair )

Also, I've been watching the DVD of 'The 10th Kingdom' pretty much since I got home (at 1:30). It astounds me the amount of stuff that got cut from the VHS version (oh hey, here comes another one now. "Prearranged acts of bravery"! XD). Especially all the extra stuff with Wolf. Iamallasquee.

10th Kingdom ETA )
a_leprechaun: (girls in suits and boys in skirts)
My Astronomy teacher is Professor Taam, pronounced "Tom," which does not stop me from giggling internally whenever I think about it.

So. New Years. Was mostly awesome. Chris made an awesome dinner--it was the first time I'd been at 2108 when he'd been cooking, and I'd heard that his meals were epic. Did not disappoint ^__^ Then there was drinkies and watching the movie "Gamers" and counting down and drunken Guitar Hero wherein I managed to kind of rock despite, er... a glass of wine and a coupla Smirnoffs and some champagne and 2 mimosas? I think that's it.

There was also a lot of bonding conversation in the kitchen. Wheee. :)

The reason behind the "mostly" awesome is not something I feel I am authorized to discuss on a semi-public blog. But the awesomeosity outshone it anyway.

Kinda-Resolutions?
1) Attempt 50 Books
2) Begin learning guitar
3) General striving to excellence in acting and other pursuits
4) In complete opposition to what I proposed earlier: as this is my 21st-birthday-year, I resolve to PARTY IT UP. WHOO.
.......within reason, of course. I don't plan on breaking my streak of never getting pukey from the alcohols.

B-Fest tickets were purchased today. WHEEEEEEE. Last B-Fest was a special time for me, in addition to just being a lot of fun hanging with friends and watching a lot of bad movies. So happies are now. This time I will NOT sleep through the blaxploitation flick. I've learned my lesson.

Also, I feel it is time for some superfluousness. See, I ran out to Borders and bought the Happy Feet soundtrack last night after listening to the previews on iTunes. And the fact that it is actually Brittany Murphy singing on those coupla tracks made me swoooon. Cause I have a total girl-crush on her, ohyes. XD And that then got me thinking about the various girl-crushes, few though they may be, that I harbor. So now you get a semi-pic-spam.

Line up, gals )

Now, as with things of a similar nature, I am curious. So, f-list, your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to go to your journals and tell us all what celebs/characters you would totally shag/snuggle/snog despite them being not of the gender you prefer.

My apologies if you're actually bi.
a_leprechaun: (merry xmas pippin newyear)
I've been considering that for my New Year's Resolution, I shall resolve not to partake of any alcoholic beverages from midnight of January 1st to midnight of April 28th, which will be my 21st birthday. On the one hand I feel like it would make the birthday more special. On the other, I don't drink all that often anyways, so I dunno how much of a difference it would make.

[Poll #897181]

Also, *points to Current Music* this musical is for The Win, much like the movie it's based off of. I love it when I find a musical soundtrack I can listen to three times in a row and not tire of.
a_leprechaun: (merry xmas pippin newyear)
The tree is being trimmed, Dad & the bro are watching football and setting up other decorations, and I'm taking a moment to say Merry almost-Christmas to alla y'all.

I have been getting some fantastic pressies from friends in the past week! [livejournal.com profile] rocknlobster sent me 'The Secret of NIMH' on DVD (I forgot I already had it on VHS, but these days DVD is better). From [livejournal.com profile] rosesfade I got the book 'The Radical Middle', plus two mini-presents I have not yet opened.

By the way gals, I haven't opened your cards yet, either. Savin' 'em for tomorrow. ^__^

And [livejournal.com profile] lanthiriel got me a red-checkered fedora which I've worn for the last three days. I got complimented on it twice today. That gal knows what I like.

To the rest of you, loves. <3

I had quite a Broadwayish weekend. On Friday I went to see "Company" with my cousin Alice & her family, then on Saturday went to see "Spelling Bee" with Grandma. Going to that square where the Gershwin Theatre is situated always makes me think of the time MegBit and I met Dez in the city. :)

So, huzzah. And in case I don't post tomorrow, a Merry Christmas to all.

(On a slightly disconcerting note, my laptop seems to have taken to turning itself off randomly. :\ I hope it's just because it's at low power, but I've got it plugged in now and it's still doing it. Thus my finishing this entry on the home comp.)

Oh well. <3
a_leprechaun: (toon division badge)
I want to be Steve Martin in the 80s when I grow up.

....that's a contradiction in terms, I know.

Anyway! Something new to squee about: Last week, I auditioned for another student film, a senior thesis. It's a vampire film, called "Curse of the Blood Ruby". And I got in, as the main girl. I get captured by a vampire and get to kill it. With a sword. MWAHAHA.

So yeah, that's filming in February.

My character, Ashley, is described as "smart and very pretty but lacks self esteem." One wonders if my state of emotion on Friday night, when I did the call-backs, had any say in that. *shifty eyes* Mreh. But I'm feelin much better now.

ALSO! Nyack/NJ peoples, I am home from the 12th to the 29th. There must be ice skating and other jovialities. Maybe some kinda LoTR thing, as Iwe are wont to do.

Fweeeeeee.

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7 herophelias a-skipping.
6 lanthiriels a-writing.
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I like the sound of those Italian bangles, too. ;)
a_leprechaun: (too sexy (roger))
Song of the Day. Not for any reason I can pinpoint, I've just been feelin' it.

Maybe it's cause [livejournal.com profile] herod_the_nut and I just watched da Rog *points to icon*
I see a connection, anyway...

The last wave of tests for this quarter begin tomorrow. Yay for getting them over with, but oog for having to do them in the first place. :P

Thanksgiving was marvelous. I brought [livejournal.com profile] herod_the_nut home with me to New York and we had a fantastically touristy weekend. We saw the Thanksgiving Day parade (okay, so that one I do every year), the 5th Avenue Christmas windows, Jacques Brel, Spamalot, and I took him on a tour of Nyack. We also saw the Tenacious D movie. Bizarre-ness abounds.

And now, quizzes!











More Quizzes )
a_leprechaun: (banjo pirate)
For NaNoWriMo:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
41,577 / 50,000
(83.2%)


Ultimately:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
41,577 / 90,000
(46.2%)


At this point I would have to be rediculously lazy not to get to 50k by the end of the month. It's not what I set out to do, but I now plan on continuing through December.

I suspect this story may expand beyond 90k, actually... It's a world-travelling-type story, and that's starting to really show.

My favorite locale so far is one I hadn't expected them to go to, and am currently making up on the spot. :D Whee!

50 BOOKS
36))
Peter and the Starcatchers, Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry

Two and a half days of classes remain between me and Turkey Day vacation. Let's do this!
a_leprechaun: (it's good to be the king (clopin))
I want to rise like I should and do everything right
But I lie awake at night (never sleep)
With questions in my ear (loud and deep)
I wanna join the dance (take a leap)
But the answer isn't clear


Good things are happening. I think. Possibly.
The world seems to be becoming clearer, which is in many ways both a depressing and liberating thing.
Wooo, I am cryptic.
Right, enough of that.*

I went to see Andrew Lippa tonight. He wrote the Off-Broadway The Wild Party and the re-arrangements for the revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as the new show Asphalt Beach, which is getting produced here. He was absolutely hilarious and a joy to listen to. Some especially good advice was given when he was talking about the first time he auditioned Idina Menzel: the gist of which was, "Don't be afraid to go crazy and do your own thing."

(*I lied. Suffice it to say that the head of the theatre department and I seem to be developing a repoire. I don't know how special of a thing this really is, since he's kind of everyone's friend, but it feels special to me. It's nice to hear people say they believe in you.
Okay, that doesn't do away with ALL the crypticness, but with a good part of it anyway. I'm too hyper to be deep right now.)

Also, Happy Halloween!

Yup, I did the human-version-of-Bunnie-Rabbot thing. ^__^ One person recognized me, but some people at the party couldn't even get the basic concept. One girl didn't know what a "cyborg" was when I told her. o_O Um.

Also, NaNo starts in a couple days. This is your official warning that I may not be showing up around here a lot in November.

Finally, quizzes.

Read more... )

EDIT: Almost forgot...

50 BOOKS
34))
Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko <--- Goooooooood stuff. The movie somehow cut a lot of stuff out and still stayed true to it.
35)) The Men Who Stare At Goats, Jon Ronson <--- Read this mostly on the El today. Creepy-weird stuff.
a_leprechaun: (earthbound montage)
I keep writing things to keep me distracted from thinking too much about NaNo (5 days away HOORAY!). Fanfic, but still. Writing is good.

One of the stories is "Mutation", sequel to the EarthBound-fic "Cycle". I really am kicking myself in the ass to get it finished, since if there's ever been a fandom I've been able to claim some fame in, it's EarthBound. It may be a small fandom, but nevertheless, they kinda love me over there, and I'm sick of letting myself and them down by keeping the story in limbo. So yes.

Also I just spent an hour and a half writing the first 840 words of what could very well become a frackin' enormous Battlestar Galactica fic. Enormous on the scale of [livejournal.com profile] alyxbradford's Bellatrix Black-Lestrange bio-fic. And pretty much along the same lines. Any guess as to whose life I'm crafting? *shifty eyes* I plan to pseudo-Nano this fic alongside "Mutation" once November is over and I'm waiting for [livejournal.com profile] lassarina to beta my original work. Because I am nuts.

I also have been getting ideas for a NEW EB-fic on top of all that. IT'S TOTAL ATTACK OF THE PLOT BUNNIES.

But, y'know, writing is good.

Also, along the line of fandom-y things, I sent Jonathan Coulton a link to the Code Monkey Dance because someone messaged me on YouTube saying he'd get a kick out of it. And I thought, why not? So we'll see.

And now, quizzes. Just cause they've been stacking up for a while.

You scored as CPO Galen Tyrol. You never wanted to be a glamorous Viper pilot. You are happy knowing that without you to fix their birds, they cannot fly. You fell in love with the wrong girl, but is that so wrong? Maybe, but you don't really care.

</td>

CPO Galen Tyrol

94%

Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo)

69%

President Laura Roslin

50%

Dr Gaius Baltar

50%

Lt. Sharon Valerii (Boomer)

44%

Number 6

44%

Col. Saul Tigh

44%

Tom Zarek

44%

Commander William Adama

31%

Lt. Kara Thrace (Starbuck)

25%

What New Battlestar Galactica character are you?
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I find it amusing that I scored equally for Roslin and Baltar. Also for Boomer, Six, Tigh and Zarek. Teehe!

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