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1. Hello, internet! My laptop's fan is running over time. I'm somewhat concerned that this means the end is nigh. I've only checked LJ sporadically lately, over my phone, and I'm terrible about commenting since I hate to do extensive typing on the tiny touch-screen, but if I've missed something important, please let me know!

2. For [ profile] thespatz, some BRMC. My internet connection is really slow - it took over an hour to get these three uploaded - but here are BRMC, Take Them On, On Your Own, and Live In London. I'll try to get Baby 81 and Beat The Devil's Tattoo up soon, also.

3. Um. I had all sorts of stuff to say about HP & the Deathly Hallows, but it feels too belated to post about it now. On the surface I was entertained. McGonagall! Neville! But there's so much that just ended up being ignored or glossed over, and in the end we got one "it's okay if you're sorted into Slytherin, son" instead of addressing the marginalization of an entire House. Which, OK, JKR did in the books, so the movie was limited in how it could tell the story. But still. \o/ /o\

4. Work. Spent a full day there yesterday, despite it being a Saturday. At least this way I can use one less vacation day for the Lolla?

5. Empires. Please let them actually play a show during Lollapalooza. SVV said they were trying to set something up when I asked, but who knows if it'll actually happen.


7. Sign-ups for [ profile] we_pimpin's next fic exchange are open! Go check it out!

8. I just read KA Mitchell's No Souvenirs. Recs for m/m (e)books?

Date: 2011-07-24 10:48 pm (UTC)
ext_30597: a girl made of a galaxy of stars (Geekiness)
From: [identity profile]
My laptop's fan is running over time
Do you have pets? When mine starts doing that, it's usually time to have the dog fur cleaned out of the fan/heat sink.

Date: 2011-07-24 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do have two cats; it would not surprise me if there was an entire fur coat in there. I'll check if there's an easy way to do that for a MacBook, thanks!

Date: 2011-07-24 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
KA Mitchell!! No Souvenirs actually has two books that precede it in a series, which I can upload for you if you want? I also have a bunch of other m/m ebooks (in epub format) that I can share.

Date: 2011-07-29 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OK, now that LJ's letting me comment again... sure, if you don't mind. Thanks!

Date: 2011-07-24 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While I agree that things got glossed over that I would liked to have seen, I feel like that's a running theme in the movies so I don't even really notice it anymore. Honestly, I didn't really love the way the Slytherin stuff was handled in the books anyway, and I feel like fandom/fic has done a better job of it in a lot of cases, so maybe that's why it didn't really bother me. I felt like the movie did what it could with the time/resources that it had (it still showed Narcissa risking lying about harry for Draco, it gave us all the Malfoy depth that we needed and showed us Snape wasn't terrible).

Date: 2011-07-29 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, like I said above, JKR did a good job of painting herself into a writing corner in terms of Slytherin behavior, and that limited the movie. Even so, sending them ALL to the dungeons? Practical. And yet discriminatory. Well done, McG. I ALWAYS have this problem, though. It's a brain-not-able-to-disconnect issue.

Date: 2011-07-25 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I know what you mean about trying to type on those small touch screens, can be rather annoying if you've a bit to type.

Sorry about the lap top. And I still have not seen the last movie. I don't want to see Fred die - yeah I'm weird ;)

Good luck with the lap top.

Date: 2011-07-29 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I want to see the movie again. I just have some issues with it. I am unable to completely dissociate the books from the movies, which clearly is a problem given how much they cut out.


Date: 2011-07-25 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, HP. I have such a love for those books, which means I have issues with a lot of the things in the movies. But that's okay. Books and their movies will always have differences, I suppose.

A lot of KA Mitchell's books are entertaining reads. :)

Date: 2011-07-29 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have a hard time when books I enjoy become movies, because they leave so much out. I should KNOW they are going to do so, and dissociate the books from the product onscreen, but somehow my brain doesn't work that way.

Now that LJ is working again, I need to quick find the pic I wanted and sign up at we_pimpin before the signups close!

Date: 2011-07-29 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't worry about rushing that. I'm going to end up extending the sign ups/end date because of LJ's downtime. :)

Date: 2011-07-25 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
BRMC! <3

I have feelings about DH, but I still wanna see it again, I think?

Empires! LUDO and Stamps! SO JEALOUS! (although, concert calls are the best thing ever and I LOVE YOU!)

Date: 2011-07-25 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
unrelated but your icon reminded me - when we went to see Friends With Benefits yesterday, they did a preview for Straw Dogs and uh, yeah, so not seeing that.

Date: 2011-07-29 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ugh. NO. Just, no.

Date: 2011-07-29 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whee! Thank you!!! Would you like any music from me? I got the High Pilot's new live EP at the show, for instance, though I haven't listened to it. And I stole most of [ profile] katieupsidedown's music when I was plant-watering last week ;)

Date: 2011-07-29 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're welcome! Now that LJ's not being so difficult, maybe I can get the other BRMC album uploads linked, too.

Sure, if you have time. I don't have much of the High Pilots in my library.

Date: 2011-08-01 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Let me know if you want either of the regular albums, I have both.


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