Do you like women in bodices performing Shakespeare while fighting with swords? And arcade games?


(If you don't, I will be forced to revoke your Nella Friendship Card. Sorry, but you've brought it upon yourself)

If so, I have something VERY relevant to your interests.

"Rapier Wit" featuring Vixens En Gard, performing (among other days) this Saturday 12/4 at 2pm at the Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue, 575 Metropolitan Avenue)

Here, I'll let the show's description speak for itself: )

The show is 90 minutes, and after wards (because it is in peachy convenient walking distance) I'm going to Barcade: It's a bar…and an arcade…which admit it, is EVERYTHING you hoped adulthood would be when you were a kid.

Barcade is located at 388 Union between Ainslie and Powers streets.

http://www.barcadebrooklyn.com/


Directions from Brick Theater to Barcade: Look how EASY I've made it for you all! )

So, let me know if you're coming/are intrigued/want my phone number so we can meet up at some point that day! LET'S DO THIS!
HOLIDAY CARDS!
WHO WANTS THEM??

It is that time of year again, but alas, due to NaNoWriMo (which I MAY or MAY NOT win this year, it's very touch and go what with only, what, 4 days left?) I'm behind schedule on many a thing.

BUT!

If you would like to have a card, or even better, EXCHANGE holiday cards (and I've missed your call to cards because I haven't been checking my f-list for like, ALL OF NOVEMBER THANKS TO NANO *DIES*), please let me know! Comments will be private if you want to leave an address in the comments below, or send me a PM.


BUT LET ME SHARE MAH HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH YOU!!! XD


That is all. Carry on.
Anyone want to go to the Knitting Factory tomorrow night at 8pm for the Flash Dance/Dirty Dancing Double feature?

I promise I'll bring my knitting, drink less, and sit far enough away from the Raspberry Brothers so that they can't actually hear my own movie snark this time. (Sorry Raspberry Brothers! I really don't mean to distract you from your own jokes, I SWEAR)
1. Registration for Minimerlin is open! This is important, you guys. IF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE CON THEN YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM ON THAT POST. Right now, all you have to pay is the $25 registration fee, which goes toward the con suite as well as food and beverages.

SO!!! IF YOU WERE PLANNING ON COMING TO PHILLY WITH ME ([livejournal.com profile] wheres_walnut, [livejournal.com profile] iheartweasleys, [livejournal.com profile] liasbuttissexy) GO AND REGISTER SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT!

ALSO...[livejournal.com profile] pasty_pants--it appears I DO have a spot for you in the car. Think you can come after all? The spot is yours unless you give me a definite NAY.

...Huh.

Feb. 14th, 2010 12:40 pm
My only plans for today just got canceled. And by plans, I mean looking at apartments and going to dinner at a Spanish restaurant. WITH MY PARENTS.

MY PARENTS JUST BAILED ON ME. ON VALENTINE'S DAY. LOL I CAN'T EVEN.

So...anyone on my f-list up for anything last minute in Manhattan? Or want me to come over to their place? I can bring a shit ton of alcohol from my private stash. *bates eyes*
There's a planning post going on over at [livejournal.com profile] st_nyc_gqmfs for what our next party/meet up should be.

I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND ALL OF MY STAR TREK NYC GQMFS THAT MY BIRTHDAY IS MARCH 24, 2 DAYS AFTER THAT OF MASTER THESPIAN AND MY PERSONAL LIFE-SPIRATION, MR. WILLIAM SHATNER.



I WOULD LIKE SOMEONE ELSE TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. I THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

MAKE IT SO.
So, [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek and [livejournal.com profile] ontd_ai are having a Fundraiser-Off for Haiti. That's right. Two lj fandoms are duking it out to see which can raise the most money for Haiti in 48 hours.

In the RedshirtCommand Gold corner we have [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek, wank-free (…enough) GQMFs since May 2009, and weighting in at 7280 members!

In the Fuckin' FABULOUS Sparkly corner, we have [livejournal.com profile] ontd_ai (No, that's not an ONTD for me, those aren't my initials but American Idol's), macro-fierce, 5689 strong and ready to either beat ONTD_Startrek, or have sex with ONDT_Startrek.

Why I'm telling you?

If you can, donate, go to the ONTD_Startrek UNIFEC page and DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!

And then pimp this to everyone you know, and their mothers. Or maybe not their mothers. But everyone else.

IF YOU CAN'T DONATE—PIMP IT ANYWAY. You have LJs. Twitters. Facebooks.

Yea, maybe it looks ridiculous, with all the glitter text, fandom-slang tossing, friendly cock-slapping. BUT IT IS AWESOME, because it's fandom coming together to do what needs doing. And because no matter who wins, NO ONE LOSES.

So! Come and lend your support! Whether it's with ONTD_AI or ONTD_Startrek I don't give two figs! Though, come on, ONTD_AI is going DOWN harder than Warp 11! But the deadline for this fundraiser-off is Saturday 9am (pacific time).

THE FUTURE IS NOW, BBS!


The ONTD_Startrek UNICEF donation page


For those of you without money: DON'T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT. Do what you can to get the word out, and keep people who can give a little giving. If you are an artist, consider donating your abilities to [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti. With a lack of stable infrastructure even before this tragedy, Haiti is going to need help LONG after we've moved onto the next big story.
ink_n_imp: (It's from GOD - ABoFL)
F-list, I demand a show of creativity!

Some of the folks in my office received a series of postcards yesterday, and the images were so cool I HAD to scan them.

YOUR MISSION!

Write me a story/scene/something or other based on the following two postcards. Take as long or as short as you like. The only stipulation? Once you see the two images, START WRITING. DON'T OVERTHINK IT. DON'T SIT ON IT. JUST DO IT.

Original or fandom-based, I don't care. Hell, I'll do it as well on my lunch break. ^_^

Images below )

And the links for those the internet, or in the least their computer, appears to despise:
http://pics.livejournal.com/ink_n_imp/pic/000f7s04
http://pics.livejournal.com/ink_n_imp/pic/000f99b9

AAAAAAAAAAAND GO!
[livejournal.com profile] hearts_blood is writing a song for me to sing at her Decemberween shingdig, and it requires MORE INNENDO! And of the "That's what she said!" variety!

The song is entitled, "You've Got Me Over a Barrel", and I shall be wearing my top hat. And I'll have to remember to get my hands on a cane. Thank goodness I have that new vest, and my old pocket watch still.

But! We need sexual double entendres. So far, all I have to offer is a transcription of when Lindsay was in town last March:

Is that really what she said? You bet you ass! )

SO! If any of you on my fine, fine dirty minded f-list (AND YES I AM LOOKING AT MY TREKKIE AND MERLIN GIRLS) can think of other double entendres that I am socially obligated to sing at a Decemberween party, do comment!

(...I promise video of my high jinks? Is that incentive enough?)
ink_n_imp: (Indie Snakes On a Plane)
I can't decide if I should get my hair cut in time for Halloween or not. It's just gotten so long (...ok, top of the shoulder blades may not be long to you, but to me it's like, frickin' Rapunzel) and the ends are damaged and far, far lighter than the rest of me hair; the time has come for a trim, in the very least. But still can't decide what length to cut it too. My usual bob? No shorter than below my chin? Layered? Angled shorter in the front? Angled the other way? WHY AM I SO BAD AT DECIDING WHAT TO DO WITH MY HAIR????

DISCUSS AMONGST YOURSELVES. ALSO, be aware that I am dressing as TOS!Kirk for Halloween; boots, shortened pants, green wrap around shirt, captain stripes, Starfleet delta and all.

LET THIS AFFECT YOUR TWO CENTS ACCORDINGLY.
ink_n_imp: (Ozma the Wise)
I'm bored out of my gourd, and I haven't been writing NEARLY enough in preparation of NaNoWriMo. I wanted to get into a groove of writing 500-700 words per day in preperation, but...wow, the prompts over at the NaNo forum are...Dull. And just plain bad. And it's not even like anyone's posted picture prompts this year. (and those are my favorite sort of prompts D: )

SO!...A call to arms, of sorts. Give me a prompt! A word, a sentence, a picture, a song, a fandom (though, don't be surprised if I have to plead ignorance on that last one and skip it), and I'll shoot for a 10-minute drabble based on it. Who knows, maybe it'll be even more, some times the old Muse strikes in mysterious ways ^_^.

But prompt away! I look forward to beating my head against the keyboard in my attempt to fulfill you contribution.
ink_n_imp: (Ozma the Wise)
So, it may take a village to raise a child, but I'd also like to think it takes a few kind souls to prod an would-be author into finishing something.

NANOWRIMO FAST APPROACHES!--and methinks this year, I will make a Nano writing filter for my lj. SHOCKING I KNOW. But I am declaring my intention, because I want to know if anyone wants on said filter, either because you're nano-ing as well, or you just want to see what it is my wicked and slightly-used-and-worn-around-the-edges-but-still-serviceable brain can come up with on a little sleep and lots of caffeine.

So, comment if you want on the Nano filter, and are ok with putting up with my nano-nonsense. AND DON'T WORRY--I'm not going to be insulted if you don't want on it. SERIOUSLY. But I won't put you on it unless you're ok with me spamming your f-list with (...hopefully) daily posts.


In other news, I spent this evening making my nano binder. I found that I'm most successful with Nano when I get creative. Or, just surround myself with things that keep my brain interested in the tale I'm concocting. in 2005, it was drawings I came up with for my tale. In 2007, it was the drawings, AND a themed binder and soundtrack. So, as I don't fix things that ain't broke, I've been doodling, and my binder it ready to be filled to the brim with my 2009 Novel!

Just look for yourself! If this binder doesn't get my brain wanting to write about the things it alludes too, I'm DOOMED. )

BUT...I do ask a boon from all of you on my f-list. You see, I need a writing soundtrack. Badly. I've only got about 4 songs on it so far: two version of "March of the Wooden Soldiers", a march for Company B from my workplace (dated 1880ish), and some songs from La Vita E Bella.

If you'd be SO kind...

If you have anything that feels/screams/suggests a fairy!tale!Ozian! young adult adventure comedy with thrills, chills, orphans, wooden soldiers, bogeys, krumpus, dark woods, deep caves, tricks, lies, job loss, house foreclosure, families-what-are-constructed-not-born, crooked men, silly kings, brother/sister biffles, toymakers, town-shakers, candlestick-makers, would-be murderers and near misses, boys-who-can-not-shudder, sensible girls with sheep, balls of string, well-made tools, china-doll girls and puppet boys, reluctant generals, a dash of romance, a helping of absurdity and a couple of Tweedles!--

...Oddly enough, Scott Joplin works a little too well for all the above.

But if would be so kind as to share what songs you have with me--well, I have nothing to give but gratitude, but REST ASSURED I have gratitude in SPADES. SPADES I TELL YOU.
Anyone know anything about that NY law that was signed back in July, and took effect September 1st?

From what I gather, NY state has passed into law that young adults can still be covered by their parents' insurance if they are unmarried, not eligible for insurance from their work, and are under the age of 29.

And if my workplace ACTUALLY HIRED ME instead of still paying an OBSCENE amount to the temp agency I am still technically working for, it sounds like I may be qualified. And I'm certain that there are NY peeps of mine that would qualify as well.

But yea--ZOMG HEALTH INSURANCE!?!? FOR LESS THAN WHAT I'M PAYING NOW OUT OF POCKET????
...or, who merely knows how to bastardize Latin.

Can anyone figure out the Latin translation or equivalent of "Don't get mad, get even"?
Alright, my fellow Knickerbockers, listen up. This week is the 400 year anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing into New York Harbor and going "ZOMG CAN I HAS A NORTHWEST PASSAGE???!" to which the estuary-turn-river that would one day bear his name said "NO YOU CAN NOT".

But while there may not have been a viable route to the riches of the Orient, the Dutch took a look a dear old Henry's log books, and seeing a veritable treasure trove of exploitable resources, hit that as only the Dutch East India Company could—half-assedly.

But it's been proposed that the founding population of a city or nation bestow upon it its' physic being, its' very mindset and soul. I mean, I think anyone who's ever tried to find a bar open past 12 am in Boston can agree. And New York is Very, Very Dutch. And by Dutch, I really mean hodgepodge. In an era where diversity was seen as a surefire way to weaken a state, this was a place that 18 different languages could be heard in a population of only 500. This is a place where Peter Stuyvesant was overruled when he tried to throw 24 Sephardic Jewish refugees from Brazil out of the New Amsterdam because of the Dutch Law of Conscience. It was a place of tolerance; and by "tolerance" I mean "I hate you but I'll tolerate your presence in MY city cause I'm just trying to make a buck here"—and that my friends is the truest of New York sentiments.

But I've gotten ahead of myself, because really the entire point of this post is that I intend on celebrating this city's fine history! And you're invited to join me! So, peruse the following events, and if you can come with, drop me a line!

IF YOU LIVE IN NEW YORK, YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. YOU HAVE TO COME TO AT LEAST ONE THING WITH ME. OTHERWISE, YOUR KNICKERBOCKER STREET CRED IS REVOKE. WASHINGTON IRVING WILL TISK IN SHAME. WALT WHITMAN WILL TEAR HIS BEARD. YOU'LL BE RUN OUT OF TOWN FASTER THAN ICHABOD CRANE. )
400 year anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing into New York Harbor and thinking "HO BOY just WAIT til the Dutch East India Company hears about this!", and the city is BRIMMING with things to do! Including a Dutch Village set up in Bowling Green, and several resturants offering a $24 price fix, in honor of...wait for it...the "24 dollars" the Dutch paid for Manhattan.

Ha ha, he, ho ho, ha....oh, YOUSE GUYS.

BUT TONIGHT, there's this at the Tenament Museum!:


Island at the Center of the World
With Russell Shorto
Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30 PM

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s famous voyage, Shorto recounts the story of Dutch New Amsterdam and the forgotten colony that shaped America. The author "deconstructs" Manhattan, transforming it from the concrete-and-glass center of global power to a wooded island, home to wolves and bears, and a hunting ground for Indians. On this strategically located bit of land, a collection of smugglers, traders, prostitutes, pirates, and entrepreneurs formed America's original melting pot.





WHO'S WITH ME!?!
Dear Thursday;

I'm not going to blame you for today. For some reason, I have this nagging sensation that you are just as much an innocent bystander of today's fuckery as I am. In my heart of hearts I know that this morning wasn't a personal attack on your part, but rather the UNIVERSE at LARGE stacking the cards against us. So, while I was bashing my head against my desk, trying to upload the fan film and failing, and while my morning commute was dragged to an unthinkable one hour and 45 minutes (the same time it takes, might I add, to travel from from St. James to Penn Station on the Long Island Railroad…which is a 50 MILE TRIP), I know you were feeling my pain.

Don't worry, Thursday, I shan't ever hate you. I've too many fond memories of you being my last class day during college, of joyous college club meet-ups in your afternoons, and of slaking my thirst for the brewed and distilled with you by my side in your evenings.

Fear not, Thursday. The internet and the MTA may hate us both, but I've got your back.

Your Beleaguered One in Arms,
Nella


---

In other news, anyone interested in going to see Inglorious Basterds with me after work tomorrow? Or, if that doesn't float your boat, I'm up for seeing District 9 again. Although, damn, I still need to see Ponyo.

Any takers? I'm a marvelous movie date, I really am. I'll hold the door open for you and stand in line for you and everything!
Whole lot of BLAH on my end, whole lot of hurry-up-and-wait, a whole lot of cold showers courtesy of no air conditioning in my apartment (which I wouldn’t mind, if there was only a GOD DAMN CEILING FAN), a whole lot of trying to get things done, and only getting a whole lot of things partially done. C’est le vie.


FYI, Hip Obscurity’s Gender Bending Trivia & Beer Night fundraiser is this Thursday! I’m MCing the Trivia portion of the festivities (AND in my Trek tie as tradition dictates!) because if I were a contestant I’d sweep the board with my ridiculously USELESS knowledge of genderbending/trans/drag tidbits, and I really need to stop winning at these fundraisers. Those grand prizes need to go to other people, dontcha know.

Oh, and AFTER the Trivia—

District 9.

District 9.

DISTRICT 9.

MIDNIGHT SHOWING IN THE UNION SQUARE THEATER—WHO’S WITH ME???

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