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I'll do one more quick one before I grab a shower and head off to more apartment-hunting :-P

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Five from [ profile] eriksangel15:

4.48 psychosis: This is completely the fault of [ profile] bethofalltrades...well...after my Theatre History II teacher, Michelle. Michelle introduced me to Phaedra's Love which is quite a wild piece of shock theatre by Sarah Kane. I then proceeded to read Blasted, also in the same vein and in the book I had borrowed from the library, and then I found out that Beth loved Sarah Kane and had an extra copy of her complete works that she proceeded to send me to read. I fell head-over-heels for 4.48 Psychosis. Since then I've dreamed of one day being involved in a production of it. I would both like to direct it and act in it (though not in the same production). It's dark and twisted and honest and raw and wonderful. I have a director's book in constant progress for the play, and I pick it up and work on it every now and again when I get a bug to.

Arlene Hutton: pulled from my interests list, and apparently I need to update them! I directed a play by Arlene Hutton my final year in college. I hadn't done any directing for a while, and I was really involved with other stuff for my archaeology classes, so it wasn't what it should have been, but the play is really dark and great. Like the above--very raw and real and fantastic. The play is called I Dream Before I Take the Stand and it's about a woman who was sexually assaulted (it never makes clear if she was actually raped or not), and she's having a dream (more like a nightmare) about the trial and interrogation before she actually takes the stand herself.

Mark Z. Danielewski: Oh, MZD, how I adore you! *coughs* has written two of my personal absolute top ten novels ever--House of Leaves and Only Revolutions. HoL took him ten years to write, and OR took him six years. They are both extremely involved puzzles of books. HoL is mostly faux academia (which I'll go into below since it is also a topic) with a wild story woven in on top of it, and OR is a stream-of-conscious joy ride across history and across the country (and a love story to end all love stories--not nearly happily ever after, but kinda in it's own twisted way). I'm actually using a piece from Only Revolutions for my vows at my wedding--that chapter of the book made me cry when I read beautiful and true. I've been to see him on book tour twice (once with [ profile] peazgrl1545 in Chicago, and once in Columbus on my way from Cincy to Kalamazoo last year). One day I will get the OR symbol as a tattoo, and it will really be the perfect compliment to Dan's Ulysses "Yes" tattoo.

10th Kingdom: I saw The 10th Kingdom when it first aired on NBC in the spring of 2000! The whole damn thing. All five nights. I had seen the previews and knew I would love it so much that I started recording the whole thing from day one so I didn't have to wait for video of it to be released and in my hands. My friend at the time and I were hopelessly crushing on Wolfy, and we were quoting it all over the place, and we were writing silly fanfics about it...we were crazy about it! Nine years later I still get giddy and silly over it. I LOVE IT!!! "Love of my life, let down your lustrous locks!" And..."This meat is dangerously overcooked! When I say rare, I mean let it look at the oven in terror and then bring it out to me! *rawr*" hehehehe...I'm such a dork. It's the perfect real life meets fairy tale story, and it's such an adorable and adult version. I could still, to this day, sit down and watch the entire seven and a half hours in one sitting...I kid you not.

House of Leaves: MZD's first novel. This book tells the story of a house bigger on the inside than on the outside (to put it simply). There is a bunch of faux academia surrounding this part of the story, and you also get journal entry footnotes that go on for pages from the person who found the manuscript and is currently reading it (I love stories within stories). The story goes that anyone who has the manuscript is driven slowly insane...but I'm really over simplifying it. This book has grabbed so many people, and there is SO MUCH to the book, that there are grad level university courses on the thing. People obsess over the book. This book involves almost any subject of study you can think's really wild, and it's not hard to see how it took ten years to complete.

Date: 2009-02-19 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Apparently, I can't read, and I noticed this on someone else's journal that responded to my post.

I didn't read it properly when I did it. I thought I was supposed to take/nab 5 things from your interest list.

Date: 2009-02-20 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Quite okay! You picked some of my favorites to babble about ;-)

Date: 2009-02-20 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You wrote about 10th Kingdom!!! I have so much love for it. We also taped it every night during the original showing at my house, too. I have the DVDs by now. Manic Wolf is so much fun to watch and I was even more entertained once I got into Gilmore Girls discovered him in it. Also, Dianne Weiss (spelling?) is fantastic. Most of the fairy tale references are great, though I wasn't as interested in the scene where Virginia meets Snow White. My friend and I occasionally joke about turning it into a drinking game (ex. Take a shot every time Tony gets into legal/criminal trouble).

Date: 2009-02-20 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL at the drinking game! Win. Every time Wendell starts to forget who he actually is, and/or every time he says something condescending regarding Tony. I also agree about the Snow White scene. I thought it was rather silly.

"What in the fairy-ing forest..."

Date: 2009-02-20 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Phantom of the Opera

Moving overseas


Within Temptation (damn you for introducing me! the best way possible, of course)

Date: 2009-02-22 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
::giggles:: Like I told Christine, it spreads like a virus and we love every minute of it :D

Date: 2009-02-20 01:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-02-20 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Friendships made online vs Friendships made in person


Stupidity of people

Adapting/adjusting to a new way of life

Love (any or all kinds)

Date: 2009-02-20 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And don't forget, MZD was h-o-t!

What can you tell me about Tiffany? She's my new manager... gossip please!

Date: 2009-02-20 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

*swoons* Yes...yes he is!

Once we get an apartment and moved, you are completely required to visit. There are so many amazing things to do and places to eat here!

*laughs* Tiffany and Derrick and I (the three ex-co-managers) are trouble with a capital TROUBLE. That made for great fun when we decided to go out together :-D She's hard to get to know, but a really good person once you do. Her and I were never close when we were servers, but by the time we both were in management we started to get to know each other and found out we're on a pretty similar wavelength. You and her should get along well, I think. I just texted her teasing that I had to find out about it through you and not her, though ;-) For some reason, the more dim employees could never tell when she was joking, which was rather amusing, actually.

Date: 2009-02-20 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much! I would love to come visit... you let me know the when!

It was funny... they let my one manager go at 9 am on Wednesday (he was always an hour late to work, drank while closing, comped everyone's food that came in in order to make friends, I have gone without so much liquor in my bar it's embarrasing...) and Tiffany apparently had her contract signed at 11am and will start training in GR on Monday.

As a restuarant manager could you imagine being a brand new GM, sending your new manager to GR to get trained, and while she's away at training have to fire a manager and have to have TWO managers training at the same time in GR?! Lordy... I'm glad things are going well in Cincy!

Date: 2009-02-20 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. Just wow. Tiffany is first and foremost in her attention a bartender. That should work well for you :-)

Things They're better than I thought they would be, but still a lot of difficulties. It will take time to get it sorted out the way it needs to be, but we'll get there. I'm very glad that the bar manager and I have a good rapport. We're working well together, and that helps immensely.

Also, I figure by May we'll be moved and unpacked, so this summer would be a great time to come down! Also, I believe I'll be in town March 10th-13th and 24th to the 27th. We need to go out while I'm there! I'll also be in and around trying to get wedding stuff settled throughout the year :-P

Date: 2009-02-21 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i'm bored, gimme.

Date: 2009-02-25 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

West vs Midwest



Learning (not necessarily just school, whatever)

Date: 2009-02-22 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This could be interesting.

Date: 2009-02-25 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also the Absurdists


Keeping people

The internet

Fountain Pens (because they are awesome)


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