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Emma Watson is not going to play Hermione any longer.

I never really liked her as the character but it's a little late in the game to change it and have it still be believable.


Quickie Passports

I just wanted to pass on some info about getting passports. I decided to go through my congressman instead of using the Passport Office's expedited services (they cost about the same).  I got mine this pastWednesday. I sent my stuff to Congressman Cooper’s office on Thursday night and they received it on Friday.  Then I got my passport on Wednesday which means they had to mail it off by Tuesday.  So tell everyone you know who needs to get a passport quickly…they processed mine in less than 3 days and my birth certificate was wrong.  Going through your congressman is much quicker than using the Passport Office’s expedited services.  That takes at least 7-10 business days.

Feb. 26th, 2007

I'm just a youtubin' fool. I've actually been looking for a Harry Potter version of this song for a long time. And here it is, Harry Potter: If you were gay!

Daniel Dick (NSFW)

This is very disturbing to me. I've heard it's photoshopped. Is that true? It appears to follow me wherever I go.

Another fantastic one!!!

Hands to Heaven by becky_writing. Spoilers for Torchwood 1x12, Captain Jack Harkness

I personnally just think it's a romantic sappy vid for slashers but you could be spoiled if you try really hard. I don't think what she shows is giving away plot for the show--everyone already knows the boy is bi. My icon gives the same spoiler.


Awesomeness made flesh!!!

Condi Raps


Book Meme

Gacked from poetheather

1. Grab the nearest book.(Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in yourcloset! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever isclosest.)
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

"But I think that the monsters you speak of were all created later--and I am coming to that. One of these Great Mages was very evil, and he made war on the rest. In the end, there was only one left to oppose him. That one invented a kind of weapon that was so terrible that he swore he would only use it if he himself were dying."

For the record, I'm on my lunch break so it's perfectly okay for me to be engrossed in Lackey at the moment.



This is why I love Dr. Who!


Okay, so you all know I'm Mercedes Lackey's bitch, right? So anyway, I was in the middle of the Winds trilogy and I finished the second book about 4p on Friday. Then I insanely thought, 'I should really read Vanyel's tale before I finish this trilogy'. So I started Magic's Pawn at about 5p on Friday. I finished at 5a on Saturday. So basically no sleep. Then I start Magic's Promise at around 4 or 5 pm on Saturday and finish at about 4 or 5 am on Sunday. Again with the no sleep.

About this time, I realize that I have a test on Monday. But I also realize that Vanyel is still alone and I can't stop until he opens himself up to love again. So I plan to read half of Magic's Price and then study for my test. Low and behold apparently my body doesn't like me and I keep getting sick to my stomach all over the place. So I barely have time to read or study. I called into work today, cuz was sick again this morning. And even though I was sick as a dog, I had to go to a Chinese buffet. Yes, I know it seems crazy but I get my best studying done there, and they are quite comfortable with me taking 4 hours to eat my food.

So I go and I'm studying but still reading Magic's Price out of the corner of my eye (it can be done, I swear!). Then I go to school and take the test (which was hard as hell!) and finish Magic's Price on the break. So now I'm home and instead of sleeping and trying to build up my immune system, I'm going to start on the third book in the Wind trilogy.

The morale of this story is--DON'T BE LIKE ME!!! Run away, I could be contagious. Sometimes I think it's not possible for me to obsess so much over stuff, then blow myself away. It's not healthy, I tell ya.

Nov. 11th, 2006

Tonight I am going out with a bunch of people who most likely voted yes on the Hate Amendment. Why do I do this? (you ask yourself, completely bewildered) It's because sometimes you just need to be with your own people for a little bit. Plain and simple really. TN voted 87% in favor of the Hate Amendment and I believe one of the reasons was because more Black people than ever voted and most Blacks just think all gays are going to Hell. I don't know one Black person who I has admitted to voting no (my sister included). I said a lot of how I feel about the subject in swishnflick's journal, so I think I'll just quote that:

From swishnflick's journal:

...As an African-american I am not allowed to be a non-Christian. I try to explain to my family and certain friends that everyone who is not a Christian is not actively worshiping the devil, but they don't get it. They all just think I need to find the right church, when going to church is what put me in this situation in the first place (long story). They literally cannot comprehend a non-Christian black. Being different and finding your own path is a 'white thing', we're supposed to go to church on Sundays and pay our tithes (sp?) and that's it.

Gay Marriage - Even though I'm not gay, this issue is of particular interest to me because what the Christians say about gays is the same thing they said about blacks 50 years ago. They believed that we were 'less than' in God's eyes. The KKK took it to the extreme with the burning of the cross signifying their efforts for their prayers to reach God. (Yes, I realize I watch too much History Channel ^_^). But basically, it's the same with every oppressive regime: They believe that according to the bible (or Koran depending on religion) certain people are going to heaven and certain people aren't and it's their job to act as God's messengers. The KKK, Hitler, and George W. all read the same book and interpret it different ways.

Naturally, this whole portion of my rant takes me back to why it pisses me off so much when Black people bash gays. They (gay people) are going through now the same thing we went through 50 years ago; fighting an uphill battle for basic. civil. liberties. You would think that a people who had to fight tooth and nail for every right would see that the right to love and be loved is just as important as the right to vote. For some reason though, homophobic White people were never that big of a deal to me. No offense or anything, but in America, white people have always been the oppressors. So the fact that some of them choose to 'stay the course' isn't really all that much of a shock. It just bothers me when people who I know for a fact know their own history, can so easily oppress another group of people.

But I digress, I'm hootin' and hollerin' about something that's never going to change. That is, until the 'New New King James Version' comes out all left-handed people are going to hell.

Wish me luck peoples!!!

This just in...

In Tennessee, unless you are a straight, white, Christian male you won't be able to so much a take a shit without written permission from your congressman.

I don't think people realize that as long as any portion of the population is liberal and the government is conservative, the people can never be free. Liberal laws don't force people to do things, it gives them a choice, which is the whole point of freedom.

If gay marriage was legal it would not mean that everyone must now marry someone of the same sex, it means that if you want to, you can. Just like pro-choice doesn't mean pro-death, it means you have choice. Conservatives can be just as conservative with a liberal government, if in fact they really are to begin with. For all us sane people know, the only the keeping the conservatives from entering into same-sex marriages is a law preventing them from doing so.

Being conservative is a restrictive lifestyle. By making everyone conform to their restrictions, they are taking away our freedom. With a liberal government, conservatives would be free to restrict themselves all they want. And liberals would be free to make choices about how they want to live their lives.

And let's not go into the fact that all conservatives justify their beliefs and actions by wrapping themselves in Jesus. There's separation of church and state for reason, if it was the government's responsibility to save our immortal souls we'd have a damn preacher for a president!

Okay Earth, I give up...I don't want to play anymore. I feel like everyone's taking crazy pills.

Gay Rights

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" - Ernest Gaines

We would like to know who really believes in gay rights on LiveJournal. There is no bribe of a miracle or anything like that. If you truly believe in gay rights, then repost this and title the post as "Gay Rights". If you don't believe in gay rights, then just ignore this. Thanks

Lost Vid: Brokeback Island

Why have I not seen this before???


*Checks pulse* Hey good news...I'm not dead!!! Maybe I'll do a proper update in a couple weeks cuz I'm still really swamped. I just wanted to do a couple of opinions:

Emma Watson leaving the HP franchise
Thumbs down - Although I do not like the way she plays Hermione (overly glamorous, overly dramatic eyebrows, overly line-stealing-ness), we've watched her grow up and she is movie!Hermione to me now. Plus, I'm sure it would piss the vidders off.

New Haircuts for HP actors
Thumbs horizontal - I think Harry looks nice but the twins look ridiculous. I've always thought Ron was down right fugly but his long hair made him look cute, which to me was not like him. Now his hair is short and he looks like his regular fugly self. That's better I think--wouldn't want Voldy to be distracted by the sudden-sexy standing next to Harry. Dean looks amazing. He looks like a young Shaft or something--towering over everyone with his Don't Fuck With Me Fro. Puberty is fun.

New season of Bones
Thumbs up Fox's ass - I love my David Boreanaz but he's very obnoxious in this new season. They took all his best qualities cranked them up a notch. Not good. They replaced my favorite character. The boss (aka educated black man) was soooo awesome and he had a voice to rival James Earl Jones. They've also changed the look of the Jeffersonian and made it more like the 283493754 other forensic shows--with the fancy camera tricks and flashback scenes. The reason I liked this show so much was because it was not like all the others.

Also, when I did the spell check on this entry, I misspelled Boreanaz and it suggested, "bore anus". lol

Aug. 11th, 2006

I was reading the permanent WIP, TAAM by Di-chan, and she had a joke at the end of one of chapters that just killed me. So here it is:

From TAAM:

And now, I would like to show to you... The Sirius Lee Black Joke! Now THIS joke is entirely mine. Bwahaha.


"You're black."

"I am Black."

"Are you serious?"

"I am Sirius."


"Yes, Sirius Lee."

"Are you seriously black??"

"Yes, I am Sirius Lee Black."



"Wow... you really are serious."

"I hate you."

"That's a little harsh. Seriously."


Also, did you guys know that Snape is the Half-blood Prince?Collapse )

Aug. 1st, 2006

I have a question: Has anyone read Phoenix Song by Xylodemon? It was recced somewhere and I started reading it and immediatly freaked out because (s)he was writing a 6th year fic like they were first years. In the first couple pages there is a scene where Ron is begging his mom to let him stay up to 11pm to see Harry when he arrives for summer vacation. What 16yr old still has a bedtime, especially on summer holidays?

Can someone tell me if this fic is good or not? It's almost 400 pages so I would like to find out if it's good before I dive in.

Jul. 26th, 2006


I have no idea why I'm so happy he's finally out, I just am. I'm not even an Nsync fan.

Now that that's out of the way, my life has been rather busy of late. My mother was in town for a day a couple weeks ago and because she (and my entire family) forgot my birthday, I got her to take me shopping. $4,000 later and I have all new living room and bedroom furniture. I spent a really long time clearing out all my crap (I've been in my apartment for 5 years), had the carpets done, got a new ceiling fan, drywall in the bathroom, and new blinds for the patio. Then last week my furniture was delivered and I discovered that I probably should have measured the space I had available before I picked the furniture. Everything is really oversized. I'm exchanging my coffee table for something a little smaller and hopefully, I'll be able to walk around my living room. For the most part everything's kewl. Although, when I bought the furniture I was only half way finished cleaning and I was thinking, 'I have tons of crap, I need storage'. During the cleaning process, I just through most stuff away and now I have all this empty storage. I'm confident I can fill it with crap before too long though. Almost everything in my apartment is settled now...I've just got to re-hang all my pictures and I've got about 3 bags of clothes to take to a consignment shop. Hooray! I actually like going home now. My furniture is so comfortable, and there are places to put my stuff, and it's all very surreal.


I'm trying...

Let's hope this works. If it does...I bring you kung fu, British style


Jun. 22nd, 2006

Why did no one tell me that Moaning Myrtle was in the latest episode of Dr. Who? I was quite pleasantly surprised. I really liked that episode. The guy who played Elton looked really familiar but I couldn't place him.

I've got a rec:

Secrets by Vorabiza. It's really long but soooo worth it. Lots of action, great snarky dialog, and plenty o' sex. It's Harry/Draco with a little Remus/Snape in the background. It's set after HBP so it has major spoilers. How she managed to write over 600 pages in such a short time, I'll never know. I really like how she managed to bring the entire Malfoy family to the side of light while keeping them all in character. I thought all the character development was terrific. If you haven't read this yet, I demand that you do so at once!

I've also been reading The Saga of constantine and I must say, I'm captivated. I remember a couple of things but I wasn't really in the fandom at the time it all started. I definitely remember the GT Hidden Room and a couple of the times she ended up on f!w, but my gods, that woman was busy. I can't believe people actually behave that way, it's a soap opera.

In other awful news, next week is my boss's and my co-worker's last week at work. I work for a non-profit agency that has several different programs. The program I work with deals with low-income moms, etc... but it's a 3-person team: Me, my boss, and my co-worker. They're both leaving and stuck being an director's assistant with no one to assist. They're leaving because we're are about $200,000 short come July 1. So no one is going to be hired in either of their spots until October, which is when they are hoping to have some money. The program has evolved and become much more public and structured in the past few years and it's going to be torture to watch it all slip away. My boss is confident that the Executive Director of the agency will do right by my program and all the most important pieces will be maintained. I just can't quite see how it's all going to work out.


May. 27th, 2006

I just came back from the beauty shop, consequently, I am high.


May. 23rd, 2006

Chrystal's life Guru is ...

(because of their mantra ...)
"America is a squirrel throwing its nuts at anything it doesn't recognize - about to starve"
'Who is your life Guru?' at QuizGalaxy.com

Woo Hoo!!!!!

I just heard from my boss's husband...the doctor said 'everything went perfectly'. I'm so relieved. Thanks to everyone thinking of her.

My boss is sick

Before I get into what my boss is going through now, it's best to tell you a little about what she's been through. She was bombarded with heavy doses of radiation from a very young age. I think her first major disease was Hogkins Disease which lead her to become a poster child for St. Jude's. I can't really even name all the stuff she's had wrong with her: ovarian cancer, breast cancer twice, tumors galore, that thing where your lungs just decide to collapse at random for no reason. I think in total she's had about 13 major surgeries (the kind that require a whole team of doctors and the patient has to go to all these education sessions to learn how to live if something goes wrong). She had a major brain tumor in 1999, and the stroke she had following the surgery left her deaf in one ear, half her face paralyzed, and half of her taste buds are dead. She also has a hole in her skull the size of nickel from the surgery.

A couple months ago, she discovered a fast growing tumor on the outside of her skull, along her jaw. She went in for an MRI, and they found another massive tumor in her brain pressing on the optic nerves and her carotid artery. She's going in for brain surgery on Wednesday at 7:30am. From what I gather, they are going to cut along her hair line and pull her face down to about her nose. Then they drill little holes along the skull to kind of perforate it, then they cut the skull. They are removing a piece almost 4 inches in diameter. Once they remove the skull, the doctors say they'll have a clear line of vision to the tumor.

The major risks are going to be stroke and blindness. She's already starting to loose her sight so she's really worried about that. There's also a chance that she will loose her sense of smell. Considering her favorite things to do are read, cook, and eat, she is pretty worried about it all. She's mentally in a much better state than she was in a couple weeks ago. Right now she's in the 'what will be, will be' stage. She feels like she's done everything she can do to prepare and now it's all up to the doctors. Fortunately, we will know if anything goes wrong right away. If she has a stroke or goes blind or anything, it will happen during the surgery. We will know by 1:30 on Wednesday.

She is asking for any energies and/or prayers she can get.

ETA: I forgot she also has skin cancer right now.

Apr. 25th, 2006

Okay, I keep finding this shit. Somebody stop me. This is freakin' genius!


Apr. 17th, 2006

Happy Birthday tn_tiger!

It's been pretty depressing here in the Republic of Chrystal and I still can't bring myself to talk about it, so instead I'm going to post links!

My dad is weird

Okay, my dad is kinda crazy. Ever since he told me 10 years ago that he was never going to pay taxes again, I learned how to deal with his little obsessions. It's best just to nod and smile whenever he starts going on about his 'new thing'. The absolute worse thing anyone can do is engage him. Like when he said that America's banking system was about to fail any moment and we need to immediately stock up on gold and silver...I nodded. That one was kinda difficult because I was in college at the time and when I asked for money he would give me these little silver coins supposedly worth $10 each. However, your friendly neighborhood cafe doesn't generally take pieces of silver and gold for currency. But, I digress. Lately (like the past 5 years or so) he's been on a vitamin kick. Last time I saw him he said he found a special powder on the internet that could cure any disease and even regrow bone. Naturally, I nodded.

To cut to the point, I just had the following conversation with my sister. This past weekend she took my dad to see her new house. Now be forewarned, even though my sister and I are 26 and 27 respectively, we still call our parents 'mommy' and 'daddy'. Now, it may not be today and it may not be tomorrow, but I promise you, one day you will get over it.

Chaundrea: Hey, so you know how every time we see daddy he's tryin' to push some pill?
Me: Yeah...
Chaundrea: Well, he gave me these drops to give you that are supposed remove all the mercury from your body.
Me: LOL (for like 5 minutes)
Me: WTF?
Chaundrea: He said if you take them you'll see better, old injuries get healed...
Me: Wait a second. How the hell does he know how much mercury he has in his body?
Chaundrea: His dentist told him.
Me: LOL (for another 5 minutes) How the hell does his dentist know how much mercury is in his body? Last I heard, dentists don't do blood tests.
Chaundrea: He said that the dentist could tell because of how much dental work he's had done over the years.
Me: So the dentist looks in his mouth, sees the state of his gums and says, "Well, it's clear from your gingivitis that you've got too much mercury in your system."
Chaundrea: Well it doesn't sound right when I say it out loud. But he says Margaret (his girlfriend) doesn't have to wear glasses anymore and his teeth are much healthier...
Me: I feel so sorry for her sometimes. Can you just imagine what their relationship is like? Him scouring the internet at 3:00 in the morning, but instead of watching porn like a normal person he's researching this new miracle drug that will grow your foot back if you get it amputated...
Chaundrea: LOL, Anstiways (my sister's word: it's anyways with a little 'nsti' in the middle...) you need to come by get your bottle of drops. It'll last you 10 days, cost $50, then you won't need sunglasses anymore. Daddy said he can now look directly into the Sun.
Me: *is dead from all the crazy*

I could write a book with all the stuff he's come up with. A few years back, he was convinced he found a way for him not to obey any laws. 'As long as I don't hurt anybody, I'll be able to do whatever I want. You'll see.' I can't even name all the get-rich-quick schemes he's done.

Someone save me from my family.

ETA: Apparently, I'm not 28, but still old enough to forget how old I am.

Mar. 14th, 2006

I was just partaking in some self indulgence over on 'Go Fug Yourself' when all of a sudden,

I see this.Collapse )

A guy in a supermarket noticed a beautiful woman wave at him and say "Hello."

Taken aback because he can't place where he knows her, he said, "Do you know me?"

The woman replied, "I think you're the father of one of my kids."

He thought back to the only time he had ever been unfaithful to his wife, and said, "My God, are you the stripper from my bachelor party I screwed on the pool table, with all my buddies watching, while your partner whipped my ass with wet celery and stuck a carrot up my ass?"

The woman said...Collapse )

Mar. 6th, 2006

This is the best chinese menu ever!


I think I'll have the 'Fuck the salt (beautiful pole) duck chin' to go please...although, the 'salty egg vegetable sponge liver pig soup' looks good as well.

I can't stop giggling.

Brokeback Parodies

Okay, I know the Brokeback jokes are getting old, but I can't help laughing at them still. I found a website that has archived all the Brokeback remixes of movies. Click here for the funny. The best one by far is Good Will Hunting.

And here's your brokeback pic of the day:

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