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dates | photo | sightseeing | short review
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date | club | artist | name of the show | play-list| short review

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watched in cinema
date | title + link to imdb | my rating | My review

1/17/16 | The Revenant | **** | My Review

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- favourite
show | season | episode, episode's title

Wings | Season One | Episode One, "Legacy". <3

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favourite songs

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favourite albums

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dates (started-finished) | author | title | short review

? - 1/3/16 | Stephen King | The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower | Wonderful, beautiful book, but Jesus, some of it is pretty damn cruel.

? - 1/6/16 | Stephen King | Under The Dome | Wonderful book, but really disturbing, and I think it's actually applicable to some shit today as well as when it was originally written.

1/12/16 - 1/13/16 | Stephen King | Gerald's Game | Definitely avoid if you're triggered by the subjects it discusses, but it's a wonderful book. Jessie is one of his best female characters, I think.

? - 1/16/16 | Cheryl Rainfield | Scars | Very triggering book, as a warning, but wonderful.

? - 1/27/16 | Stephen King | It | Amazing book. The miniseries, while damn good, does not do it justice.

? - 1/29-16 | Stephen King | Doctor Sleep | Amazing book. Abra definitely makes it, as does Danny Torrance's journey. And the True Knot are awesome villains.

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White Squirrel | His Mother's Love

White Squirrel | I've Always Wanted To Use That Spell

DobbyElfLord | Weres Harry

Na'hiel | Heir (Trigger warning for child abuse mentions)

Mirandoo | Through Different Eyes

lordhellebore | A Different Fate


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Just saw The Revenant...

...and well...wow. Really good movie, but really fucking intense and disturbing.

Warning for spoilers and possible gory discussion.Collapse )

So overall? It's definitely worth a view. Fair warning, though -- it's pretty depressing.

In Memoriam

Alan Rickman


Good morning, 2016!

Wow. Here's hoping that this year will be a smoother ride than last year -- ah, who am I kidding? Might as well be tempting fate here. Don't get me wrong; last year had a lot of wonderful moments for me, but it also had a lot of rocky parts. Best I can do is treasure the more sedate parts of January while they last.

And in the meanwhile, my New Year's resolutions!

-I will get published. Like, seriously, I should. It's about time. Even if it's just online publishing, I should at least try and get my original fiction out there.

-I will get my thoughts under control. Let's say that last year I had a bit of a mental breakdown as the year progressed. I've been using meditation and such, fortunately, so I can at least have emergency techniques for when things get bad.

-I will focus on school, but not to the point where I have a near-mental-breakdown. Seriously, that was another part of my near-breakdown last year -- stress regarding school.

-I will try to be less of a grumpy old lady in a college student's body.

-I will continue to broaden my horizons.

-I will try to achieve more independence. I'm a grown woman, after all.

-I will (oh dear God) retake Driver's Ed.

-I will, at one point, apply for a job.

-I will try to stay healthy in mind, heart, soul, relationships and body.

Those are my New Year's Resolutions at least. I don't know how good I'll be at keeping them, but they're a good starting point.

So I *finally* saw The Force Awakens...

...and it was good! Really good, actually. I enjoyed it.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far a -- spoilers!Collapse )

So overall? Go see it! Trust me, it's amazing.
In which Mara wraps things up.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Yes, I definitely know that this epilogue's pretty much non-Force-Awakens compliant. I kind of figured it would be. Go here to see my thoughts on the Force Awakens (spoiler alert: it's definitely worth the price of admission).

"Mara Kenobi here."Collapse )
In which friends are reunited.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Hope you like this chapter. It was one of my favorites to write, maybe because of the whole emotional content thing. Had Leia be Queen of New Alderaan thanks to a rejected ROTJ idea that I thought was just awesome. (YMMV, of course)

" "Mara, we"re here.""Collapse )
In which the battle is won.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Hope you like this chapter!

" "You got it!""Collapse )
In which at least one phase of Ventress' plan gets carried out.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Hope everyone had a very good Christmas! Mine went well, aside from some difficulties. And I hope you like this chapter.

" "Now come on, let"s blow this baby to hell.""Collapse )
In which Padme's world is rocked.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Author's Notes: Merry Christmas, everyone! (Yes, I know this is a pretty ironic Christmas update, all things considered) Hope everyone's currently having a good one.

" "May the Force be with us.""Collapse )

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