My thighs have decided to make known their opinions about all that walking I was doing earlier this week. Ugh.

And the weather is being all over the place again. I hope it makes up it's mind already for tomorrow, I've got a Halloween party to go to, and I've finally got all my costume worked out. And by worked out I mean I spent an hour or two spray-painting things outside yesterday. Which worked quite well until they started ti stick to the newspaper I laid out. (I also ended up with a headache, which I am unsure is from either the paint fumes or sitting in the sun waiting for the paint to dry).

And all this and ...other bits is going to have to last me the whole two hours it'll take me to get there on public transport, oh joy and wonderment. I'm actually going somewhere outside of Zone One, shock horror.

And for you daily dose of random frivolous links:
- From the land of unverified rumours, Terry Pratchett's Mort to become a Disney Animated Film? I honestly don't know what to say about that.
- Book Dominoes. Nifty, though I pity whoever has to clean that all up afterwards.
- Mini Cannon blowing shit up. And now I want a teeny tiny cannon.
So, I got an email telling me that the application I sent off on Monday has been received. Which is, I suppose a good thing since the closing date was Friday. But still pretty fast for interstate mail. And now to wait to see what people think.

Anyway, today was the second part of trawling the city checking out costume shops. This one actually started in the morning for once (since I apparently completely failed at getting any sleep last night, and I figured if I was awake I might as well), and started out in the city.

Again, it wasn't hugely productive in finding just what it was I needed (I shall have to be getting crafty, tomorrow), but I did manage to find me a whole lot of really freaking interesting stuff around the CBD.

Such as: Random alleyways full of interesting cafes that I knew existed in theory but had never been to. And their not unattractive waiters who complimented my jacket in an attempt to get me to have lunch there (I think the fact it's a jacket I got from Savers years ago made it even more amusing). Or this one building with amazing little crafty shops, a kimono wearhouse, an elevator which had it's own attendent (who had decorated his elevator with flowers). And mysterious ~doors to nowhere~.

It was actually an incredibly fun day, despite the exhaustedness. Or possibly even because of it, since it added a mildly surreal note to things. Oh I so needed that coffee at 3pm.

And then I checked out some of Lygon Street and ended up taking another long walk through Brunswick again. as one does.

Also, thank you to the random stranger man on the train who gave me some change so that I could buy a ticket when the inspectors got on. You are a very nice person, and I would totally pay back that $1.50 if I knew who you were.

Some random links to add to the whatever:
- Fullmetal Alchemist is going to hit 50 million manga volumes sold when the final one comes out next month. Go go FMA! That really is a lot of sales.
- The world's largest gummy worm for sale. Just... admire the wrongness of that.
- A time-traveler in a Charlie Chaplin film? Strange and mysterious. Who else sees a Doctor Who episode in that?
- All bomb scares should end this way. Aww, kitty!
So, I found on on Facebook that a girl I went to school with had a baby two days ago. She and her boyfriend named the girl "Inara". As in, like the character from Firefly Inara.

I didn't even know she liked Firefly. Huh.

Anyway, today I went and sent off a traineeship application thing, and then went jaunting off to Sydney Road to search for requirements for my Halloween party costume. That part of it was mostly a failure, but instead I found all sorts of interesting shops I hadn't noticed before down by the Moreland Road part.

I promise I shall return to you one day, Footwear Clearance Outlet with $5 shoes! One day!

And there was lots of walking about. Lots and lots of walking about. At least it wasn't raining or anything.

I also saw shinies I am resisting the urge to buy. Oh pretty frivolous things, why must you be tempting me?

And then I went to Savers and got a skirt, and had Turkish takeaway for dinner. Om nom nom apple baklava!

So, a slightly more productive day than some.
So, I went to Armageddon today. It was, as expected REALLY FREAKING COLD out, which a bit of last minute clothes shuffling. (Sorry miniskirts, I don't think I could deal with that today even with colourful tights.)

Ended up with an ankle-length black skirt, black top with billowy lace sleeves and my gothic lolita hat. And white boots, because what the hell? End result with jewellery and sparkly make-up ended up looking kind of goth, actually. And vaguely Victorian - enough that a couple of guys running a stall decided that I must be a steampunk fan and tried to point me in the direction of the books they were selling with much flattery of my taste.

Or they were just trying to hit on me. Not entirely sure.

I ended up going to the panel with Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann and Sophie Aldred, which was actually quite funny. I think the technical difficulties added a distinct note of fun to the proceedings. I also watched the cosplay contest, and actually watched the entire first two episodes of the FMA:B English Dub for the first time. Which was... interesting, having watched the whole thing in subs.

Got an autograph from Vic Mignogna (who also complimented my outfit, and when asked said he'd dubbed up to episode 58), and I wanted to get John DiMaggio's but kind of that failed miserably.

I mean, I showed up too late for the morning session, which was fine - line was long, he had other stuff to do - I said I'd come back after lunch. And then when I showed up, the lady there was refusing to let anyone else line up before he'd even started doing autographs. And then said to come back in an hour. Which I did, and was still told to come back later. So I did, and was told there were no more autographs allowed, despite the fact there was nothing else on.

I think this would have all been less frustrating if she hadn't decided that no-one else could join the line just as I tried to join the end of it. Seriously.

I also had a near-miss with [ profile] lizbee - I hadn't realised she was actually there until late in the day, and when I did, I sent a message asking where she was. I was in a queue at the time, so I couldn't rush off, but when I finally did head in her direction - I got a message saying she had just left. Literally, two minutes ago.

That one was more disappointing than aggravating, though.

Otherwise, there were a lot of nifty cosplayers around, but I was too lazy to take pictures. Lots of Doctor Who types, including a Jack with a hand in a jar to my amusement. Slightly less heavy on the anime-types (or at least animes I knew), though I sort of pitied the Yoko I saw in the (lack-of) heat. I saw some Insurance Girls from Trigun, which was nice - I normally I only see Vash and Wolfwood cosplayers around. And so on and so forth. Had a few people take pictures of me, and I shall once more wonder if any of them will ever actually find there way online.

Didn't actually buy much - an FMA stopwatch (sadly, it was first anime, so the year on the "Don't Forget" was off, but I'll live), some interestingly flavoured licorice, and a wooden sword because why not buy a wooden sword. It wasn't hugely expensive.

And that was my day. I can't say it was really up there with my best convention experiences, but that's the way these things go. And it was entertainment for a day.
Well, doesn't that just figure? Right when I think the weather is starting to take a turn for the better, suddenly it decides to go right back to the cold and windy again. I ended up all sneezy for my time in town today. I think I am allergic to cold weather. :(

Also means I shall have to do some reworking of what I was planning to wear. Stupid weather. (I think I'm going Sunday, for what it's worth).

Have some random entertaining links:
- Darth Fairy Princess. Cutest Sith Lord ever!
- Girl turns herself into Jared Leto. Wow, the wonders of make-up. Seriously, that's like professional film levels of transformation. And makes most of the cosplayers I know look rather amateur. Yes, I know they are amateur.
- Hand Dance to "We No Speak Americano". Ye Gods, the choreography they have going on there. Seriously.

And because I'm always in favour of supporting fannish awesome, check out [ profile] fma_ladyfest for a whole lot of nifty fanfic about the ladies of FMA. Obviously.
Well, yesterday was interesting. I headed into Uni for once, for ye old Second Floor events. In this particular case, "Spocktoberfest" as run by the Star Trek club. (Yes I know, snappy name that).

Of course, I'd been working of the generally accurate assumption that Second Floor things never actually start on time and since this one actually was on time, I missed out on pizza. And the start of the movie.

But hey, after wandering over to Lygon Street I got something to eat, and all ended reasonably well. So long as one can cope with ridiculously large amounts of gratuitous and out of context quotes. Seriously, guys...

Random Note: As I saw on my brief Lygon jaunt, apparently Chopper Read was doing a book signing at Borders. This was strangely amusing.

And then we went up to a pub on Sydney Road for drinks. Been a while since I've done that.

And some random frivolity for today:
- A take-off of the Old Spice Guy commercial as done by... Sesame Street. Yes, really. Yes, really. Grover: The Monster Your Monster Could Smell Like.
- And a chibi Old Spice Guy.

Yes, today's random frivolity is all Old Spice Guy related. Is that so wrong?
You know, there is something deeply unnerving about reading a Facebook status update and realising that not only does someone who was in my year at school have a child, but that the kid is already three years old.

I mean, that's just plain weird.

Fandomly, I missed posting on Don't Forget Day, woe. ;_; Though I noticed a big pile of FMA fics popping up at the Pit dedicated to it, and there's probably truckloads of fanart for it around, too. I stand by the suggestion I made to [ profile] csakuras over Twitter: next year someone needs to make a cake shaped like a house and set it on fire.

And some YouTube videos of Lulz:
- Lady Gaga flight attendents? I want that to happen next time I'm flying somewhere.
- Dancing at the Movies. Because it's a whole lot of fun and cheerful (See how many movies you can identify).
Ahahaha, oh man, the Grand Final was a draw! I find this utterly hilarious, for some reason. Apparently there will be a rematch next weekend; I'm not entirely sure how Melbourne is going to cope until then.

I'm far too amused by this for my own good, aren't I?

Other things that are currently amusing me:

- Doctor Who wank. And as I said in the comments, for once it's not about shipping or the companion wars.

- Naked Guy on a Horse showjumping. Nothing particularly graphic; deeply lulzy (I think it's the music that does it)
I'm sure most of you guys have already seen the newest Harry Potter trailer which came out the other day. (The movie is, what, 2 months off? Surprised it took that long.) It looks suitable dramatic and dark; hopefully it'll make for a decent adaptation.

Anyone else have any thoughts?

But I digress. In the grand tradition of such wonders as the Literal Music Videos (Some of those were gold really), there now exist... Literal Movie Trailers. Including, as I have been recently linked to Literal Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (It's for the old trailer, not the just come out one.) Because hey, one can always have more lulz.

Yeah, weirdly Harry Potterish post, this one.

In other news, my pile of doujinshi I order arrived. Huzzah! Rather quicker than I expected, too. There's a mixture of prettiful, good, average and "Gosh, I wish I knew what they were saying here." (Yes, they are all Code Geass, in case you were wondering).

My favourites seem to change on my mood, but I think currently it is this one, mainly because it has Lelouch/Suzaku/C.C. (well, Lelouch&Suzaku&C.C.) and some pretty, pretty art.

I also bought some new shoes today. Yay for sales on winter stock!

I also believe I have worked out what the horrifying dramatic emotional twist on the book I am currently reading is, and I'm not even halfway through yet. Which isn't a slur on the author's writing, just that I picked up on a mistake in the heroine's wording of a deal with the baddie and have worked out how he can do some horrible rules-lawyering with that loophole. If he doesn't, he sucks as a villain. If even I can work out how to utterly screw her over with it...

I keep walking in on my housemate sitting in the living room, reading my comics and watching my DVDs. Maybe I should leave some of the yaoi doujinshi out there, if only for the look on his face when he sees just what the content is.
So, in keeping with their glorious tradition, OK GO released another ridiculously fun music video:

I don't think it's quite as clever as "This Too Shall Pass" and I like that song more, but this is pure unadulterated adorable, with lots of d'awww.

This was apparently the 74th take of the video, too.

Or have a song about Muppets. No, really. It is insanely catchy.

And if you interests are less are a bit less musical, The .doc File of J Alfred Prufrock, which is just plain nifty.

Oh Internets, you bring all sorts of random entertainment into my life.
Well, had an interesting night last night.

I went to the 21st of my sister's BFF, which meant I knew only a few people. On the other hand, there were nibble and pizza and helium balloons and very nice cupcakes. And drinks were on a tab (so long as you stuck to certain drinks), and after a few glasses of champagne the not knowing people thing sort of becomes irrelevant.

Music was interesting, too, even if the bass was turned up way too high. (Whoever was in charge of the playlist ended up rickrolling everyone, too, GDit!)

Also, someone was walking around taking photographs of everyone's shoes. Not entirely sure what that was all about.

And that was that.

Otherwise, recently I saw Dad before he went back to Thailand again, until December.

And other stuff happened.

Here, have some links which entertained me:
- Cthulu's Old Spice commercial. I know this has been floating around on my flist, so I am sure some of you have seen it already. But it makes me LOL. Vaguely related topic: Anyone know where I could get some Old Spice Guy icons?
- And have some pictures of David Bowie posing with wolves. It's David Bowie with wolves. Nothing more needs to be said.

Oh, and subs of the most recent FMA:B OVA - the one with Mustang and Hughes at the academy, with the LOL QUICHE bits. And the serious stuff - are now online. It was... interesting. And kind of sad, really.
So, trawling through job sites again, and on the open positions that popped up was a position designing and analysing survey data. For... Metlink.

Yeah, that Metlink.

I vaguely considering applying for it (despite it requiring, you know, experience), since social research is sort of my field. And then I realised that even thinking about working for Metlink made me laugh uncontrollably.

So, so much for that.

In other news, I found a traineeship to apply for that doesn't have an email address. As in, the only way to apply... is by printing all the forms out, and sending them in the post. How ~retro~. It also requires photocopies of my academic transcript. At least it isn't due for a few more weeks.

Isn't job hunting exciting?
So, today I invented an exciting new recipe! I think I have decided to call it "Quesadillas of Fail".

It's much like the quesadillas I had when I was over in America - but with added fail! (Though I have to say, once you get past the burnt bits, fail tastes pretty decent actually.)

...Yeah, and that's why I'll never have my own cooking show, folks.

Otherwise, this weekend I went to [ profile] fa11ing_away's housewarming/return to Melbourne party. Which, as I only realised the day before, was actually a science fiction themed party.

So, cue me digging out my old Kaylee outfit, since I didn't have the time to get something new worked out. It seemed to work pretty okay, I thought (Though my hair isn't long enough to do the twisty bun things any more).

Yeah, met up with a bunch of people I hadn't seen in a while, tried some interesting alcohol (Fig Vodka. Seriously.) Oh, and found out that [ profile] de_chel's kitties love me. D'awww. ♥

And that's it for today, unless anyone wants to hear my crazy conspiracy theories about how Weezer's new album is secrtely some kind of Code Geass fanmix. This is the stuff my brain comes up with when I read to much fanfic while listening to music.
Hey, I saw those lions when I was in Las Vegas! Or at least similar looking lions in that same enclosure. They were a bit less bitey then, though.

Since RL is being less than productive at the moment (As in during the last two weeks I have achieved 4 "Thanks but no thanks" responses to job applications, and not much else), excluding the social life - party last Friday, getting to see the Tim Burton exhibition with family on Saturday, housewarming for [ profile] fa11ing_away this weekend - have some fandomness:

- FMA Gaiden! Not yet translated, but it looks short but cute.
- Also FMA, this hilarious news from a couple of weeks back. Spoilers if you haven't finished the manga. I would totally have said yes, though.
- We still don't know anything about this upcoming FMA movie, though.
- On the other hand, news about the Code Geass Gaiden was less newsworthy. Interesting discussion in the comments, though.
- ...Yeah, that's about it. I do need to catch up on Futurama, though. And work my way through my anime To Watch list.

My random out of print CD I bought off eBay seems to have arrived fine? Yeah, I think I need better things to talk about. I also have a free icon space. Now, where do the nifty icons hang out...

ETA: Oh wow, Australian music from the start of the decade. The only time I've ever heard rap mentioning Cheryl Kernot.
You know, I honestly think writing cover letters is even more boring than updating resumes. It's so... formulaic. Though on the plus side, once you have saved a cover letter for one job, you only need to do a find-replace and you have a suitable one for other similar jobs. Yes, Mother, I have been sending in job applications today.

Apart from that I've haven't been having a real busy time as of late. I went to my sister's birthday dinner party thing on the weekend, met some of her friends (well, the ones I didn't already know, anyway), had food, drinks - egads that punch.

And then we played Jenga and watched Doctor Horrible. As one does at a Birthday Dinner Party.

On the subject of social type thingies: This upcoming weekend is when WorldCon is being held here in Melbourne. Now, I'm not going to the whole thing because dude, mondo expensive. Plus I think I have some social things coming up - A birthday invite on Friday night, and Mum's down in town for the Sister's birthday at some point.

But I wouldn't mind spending, like, one day there, check out some of the panels and so on. And possibly meeting up with some of the interstate/international flistees and such who are in town.

So... anyone going, anyone got any they'd recommend I check out, anyone want to plan a meetup? Or whatever.
drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Batman: BatSanta)
( Aug. 25th, 2010 03:09 pm)
So, I was browsing through a couple of online jobs websites (Speaking of which, I am totally open to recommendations of sites which have Australian jobs. Or insider knowledge of jobs on offer, because hey, not being one of bazillion applicants!) when I find the following:

21. Santa
SUNBURY. Casual position.

...Yeah, I totally LOL'd.
So, Old Spice Guy and his ads seem to have given rise to a few rather amusing parody ads. Yep, definitely become a meme now.

There's this one promoting libraries, with some actually pretty good production values for a knock-off YouTube vid.

And then there's Tim Costello for World Vision Australia.

...Yeah, I don't know about that one, either.

Also, LoudTwitter seems to be down and I don't as yet have a suitable replacement. And I still need to finish packing, since so far I just have a big pile of clothes next to my suitcase.
Yeah, sorry about that last bit, I'm trying to get things set up so that my LJ gets it's Twitter feed while I'm overseas. (Though since I'm staying with family for most of it, I should get more Internet access than most of my trips. But that's beside the point.)

Anyway, I hear LoudTwitter might be shutting up shop soon. Anyone have suggestions for a suitable alternate I could use as a replacement?

In far more awesome (and entertaining) news, all hail Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice guy.

I swear, those videos have to be the greatest thing I have seen in ages! They're just so... I don't think I have words. Though that is one very, very nice chest.

There are way too many for me to watch through them all, but feel free to link to your favourites. I don't think I can pick one.

In conclusion, monocle smile.
drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (FMA: Mustache~)
( Jul. 8th, 2010 09:40 pm)
So, today my Mum sent me an email asking if I wanted to do a Duck Boat tour of Philadelphia - with this news article attached.

Truly, a remarkable way to advertise said tour.


drakyndra: The Music Meister demands you sing! (Default)


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