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.


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.


That is all. Carry on.
ink_n_imp: (Ozma the Wise)
And I am feeling disgustingly ambitious right now. Who knows, maybe in the next few days I'll come to my senses, but I've been looking around and have realized I have a few internet-only friends. QUITE a few, in fact. And I'd like do you something for you all for the holidays, as tis the season and all that jazz.

I like to send cards this year, but to make it a little more personal, I'd like you draw you a card. I mean, I know I'm not the greatest, but my scribbles can be amusing on occasion, and if it brings you some cheer all the better!

So! If we only know each other through the internet and I wouldn't be seeing you in person this season or you and I aren't on each other's gift exchange list, I'd like to offer Christmasy/Holiday-ie cards! So, in the comments below (which I'll screen so only I can see them, of course), give me a snail mail or email address and a fandom we share/I know you adore to wee little bits, and I'll see what I can do ^_^
Well, that's me all over.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Noble Excellency Antonella the Cowardly of Midhoop St Giggleswich
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title
yoinked from [ profile] kalquessa

What are we up too, number 10? Well, number 10 it is, and much, much more traditional. Because sometimes you just need church choirs singing one of your favorite Christmas carols;

10) Good King Wenceslas by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral
Any one else here like the O. Henry short story "The Gift of the Magi" (I'm pretty sure that's the title)? That story always make me giggle in an inappropriate manner--I find the fact that the couple sell the very thing that makes the present they buy for the other person useless rather hilarious. Though I always thought the guy had the rawer of the deals--hell, his wife's hair is going to grow back, but he's still watchless. Oh well. C'est le vive.

The song's good though.

9) The Gift of the Magi by Squirrel Nut Zipper
Continuing my fine tradition of making famous, intelligent people roll in their graves (ah, Tolkien, good times, good times) I would like to dedicate T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men" to the end of this Finals Week.

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

I have survived my finals, and have managed to crawl away from the burning wreckage alive. (GO ME!) In celebration, and to add some much needed pep to my step as I head up to Penn Station for the journey home, I dedicate to all those who have escaped the horrors of finals with me;

8) The Nutcracker Suite by The Brain Setzer Orchestra

Now to throw out the perishables in the frig, take out the garbage, toss books and clothes in the old suitcase, and catch that 2:52.
Oh Good Lord. Oh Good Lord, forensic anthropology. I've been studying, but it's all one big jumble in my brain. The exam's at 9:55 AM tomorrow morning...sleep has been officially suspended until post-exam tomorrow. I got a brief respite from stomach-gnawing worrying by meeting up with [ profile] singealiene at Pizzeria Uno, but now the stomach-gnawing worrying is back, and I probably shouldn't have eaten so much. Though that deep dish cookie thing with ice cream was Heaven in a Dish.

A Shower and then Tea. That should focus me a little bit. Just have to keep reminding myself the exam isn't until 9:55, and if I just review one fact at a time I'll be fine. Really!

I was going to post a different song, but this one got bumped up to number 7 as it most fits my mood this night. That's right boys and girls, it's:

7) The Night Santa Went Crazy by Wierd Al
The party last night was positively all sorts of awesome: pictures will be linked accordingly depending on when [ profile] singealiene posts them. Pictures, might I add, that will BLOW YOUR MIND.

In other news:
1) The movie Lawrence of Arabia has blown my frickin' mind, and with two papers to write and a Forensic Anthro final to study for, that is a VERY VERY BAD THING. Ow. That movie. How can something make you feel so good and then hurt so BAD?!

2) Some kind soul has begun uploading episodes from the "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" starring Jeremy Brett on Youtube!! Right now, this k. s. has uploaded "The Dancing Men" and "The Speckled Band" so check them out!!

3) To go to Bobst to rewatch "Paris is Burning", or not to go to Bobst, that is the question; Can I write 1000 words on what I remember and by wiki'ing the people that were in it should I need a name? Or should I go? Or should I not bother, as that paper is only 10% of my grade?

Meh, not worth it.

4) Why, it's the sixth song of the 12 Songs for Christmas! In fact, one of the few songs that makes me all warm and cozy inside in regards to Christmas: just listen to Jack's wonder, his joy, his utter confusion!

That's right, the next on my Christmas list is:

6) What's This? from The Nightmare Before Christmas

And yes. In my book, The Nightmare Before Christmas IS a Christmas movie, and the most totally awesome of Christmas movies.
Not much to say today aside from:

Have you ever felt the strange feeling that all this preparation for the holidays is just humanity's way of marching itself closer and closer to its' own impending doom? Do you find something dastardly about a jolly fat man in a red suit, and thereby have devoted a portion of your life to destroying him? Do you shudder every time you look at all those...children? And when did Christmas stories EVER have robot elves?

Or do you find teleporting yourself to your doom fun and Christmasy?

Then to you I dedicate this little ditty from the greatest Christmas episodes from the greatest cartoon known to man:

5) Bow Down from Invader Zim

If there's one thing humans can't resist, it's a fat man with presents.

*runs away before she's thrown into the Jingle Jail*
Nella gets a German tonight! Well, make that more like my friend Heather needs a place for her friend Heinrich (I wonder if that even how his name is spelled) to crash for the night, and I have a soft spot in my heart for foreign friends of friends who need a floor/couch/bed for the night.

My mask for the Christmahannakwanical Masquerade Cabaret Spectacular festivities my friends are throwing tomorrow night is underway, and it is looking FABULOUS. As I always HATE how store bought masks fit my face, and as I wanted a comedy mask to wear, rather than the traditional "meh" masks one finds, I've decided to make my own from scratch. I molded the basic shape of the mask by throwing the biggest shit-eating grin on my face as humanly possible, and then putting the strips of plaster paper directly on top. I was rather shocked by how easily the plaster came off (and now my face is oh so soft and feels so...exfoliated!) and how well it has kept the shape. Now I just have to keep layering plaster on it after it dries for strength, and shape the eyes and the edges. I'm a touch impatient for tomorrow, so I can run up to 96th street and paint it the appropriate black, white or grey. Then, don my grey top hat, black coattails, grey pants, white kid gloves, and black corset, and just bask in the awesomeness of my costume for a bit.

In continuing the 12 Songs For Christmas, I bring to your attention a mix of two Christmas songs very dear to me, and preformed by Sarah McLachlan and The Barenaked Ladies.

4) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings
On the twelfth day of Christmas, ink_n_imp sent to me...
Twelve donna_roses drumming
Eleven membranelabs piping
Ten spooks a-leaping
Nine browncoats hellsing
Eight etruscans a-crossdressing
Seven vimes a-writing
Six catholics acting
Five rpgs
Four sherlock holmes
Three kickass scots
Two mel brooks
...and a saki in a serenity.
Get your own Twelve Days:

To 96th st! (with maybe campus inbetween) That apartment is going to be SO FUCKING CLEAN when [ profile] muneybag6, [ profile] cherrysher, [ profile] singealiene and I are done with it.
ink_n_imp: (Ozma the Wise)
Well, well, well, this is a rather appropriate song for my day. I've had one of THOSE sort of days: it was dreary, drizzly, I've been feeling crummy all day, and I spend the majority of it (the day, that is) finishing up a paper for Barbarian Europe. By the time I walked out of the computer lab, it was dark outside on top of that.

That's right, song number two is probably the grittest and greatest Christmas in New York City song that has ever graced this blessed earth;

2) Fairytale of New York by the Pogues

This song should be depressing...but it just makes me all warm and cuddly inside. It comes out of the cage spitting and snarling, but it's an old romantic softie at heart, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
I had rather lost tract of the days, and nearly missed the kick off of

The First Annual,
and Semi-Festivical
12 Songs for Christmas!!!!!

*Tosses Appropriately Colored Confetti*

Starting today (the 12th) and ending the 23rd, I will be posting one Christmasy-type song a day, which gives us a grand total of 12 songs in 12 days--a nice, round, festive number, agreed?

Now, now, I can hear your protests as I type this: 'But Nella,' you cry, 'If I hear one more Christmasy type song I may have to cap a bitch, which you will agree, is not at all in the Christmas spirit.' Well, I do agree, and wholeheartedly. But I have tried to choose wisely from the selection of Christmas songs that I not only can still stomach during the Christmas season, but sometimes get a hankering for during the rest of the year.

...which means I probably should have choosen this first song with a little more care, and picked something less common. But I do so love:

1) The Carol of the Bells

Nothing gets me into the evil, plotting, Christmasy spirit than this song. This song grabs me by the ear, pulls me to my feet, and says, "GO! GO FORTH AND PLOT SOMETHING DELICIOUSLY EVIL!" The only downside: it is far too short, and gets stuck in my head something FIERCE.

One song down, eleven more to go!

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