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January 8, 2007 | 10:19pm
Mood: THERE YOU GO
Music: Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone (Metronomy Remix)

The trip back to Missouri wasn't bad. I hung out with Amanda last night & we watched Saved! It warmed the cockles of my heathen, atheistic heart. Some comparable films: But I'm A Cheerleader, Mean Girls. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend it, regardless of your religion.

Russian: the bookstore ordered the wrong textbooks & they should have them in tomorrow. I hope. It's just like last semester, except I don't remember a thing. Stupid break. Gotta rememorize the case endings...

French: my class consists of six people, four of whom (myself included) had Dr. F last semester. I was worried about doubling up on the Beane-action--I also have her for Russian--but it doesn't seem to be too awful yet. I'm just excited that I actually understood her (very rapid, very Parisian) French. She's renowned for being adored by every Russian student and hated by every French student. This, plus Russian, will probably kill me.

Russian & Soviet Cinema: a night class I have twice a week. Major requirement. The course looks interesting. No tests or quizzes, we'll watch +12 films this semester, only a few papers will be due. It's not too awful so far. We'll see how it goes.



good thieves of burning cars encircle poisoned rivers minds and hearts
horses want to dance but find their wings are damaged, water damaged
gold is selling well but hurry nightly ocean rising fast
a big man with a plan has got a storm a-coming, monster coming

from atlantis to interzone
you start on the edge and you end on your own
from atlantis to interzone
you start on the edge and you end on your own

we're fragments of fiction

your dead man half alive who hangs from helping numbers one to five
his ears pricked with the knife hears that the east are coming, west are coming
from gravity's rainbow, the axis here is still unknown
the children's faces glow
the wasteland guides them, wasteland guides them

from atlantis to interzone
you start on the edge and you end on your own
from atlantis to interzone
you start on the edge and you end on your own

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Beautiful Disaster

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from: angelkutty
date: January 9, 2007 04:48am (UTC)
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I loved Saved! It is on my "to buy" list of DVDs. I thought it was absolutely hilarious and I agree with the Mean Girls comparison [I've never seen But I'm a Cheerleader].

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: January 9, 2007 05:08am (UTC)
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I thought Saved! was much funnier than Mean Girls, although I still like both. But I'm A Cheerleader is a lot like Saved! in that it satirizes the, ah, "degayification" center... not much religion, though. I recommend it :)

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walking and thinking

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from: karmaforone
date: January 9, 2007 05:07am (UTC)
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But I'm a Cheerleader nearly made me melt with lesbian sweetness.

Hey, have you read Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials? Because I want someone to obsess over them with me. (I've rediscovered how incredible they are, and I also love Pullman because he's so inspiring in interviews, even though he does have a major chip on his shoulder. But he hates Tolkien! WIN!)

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: January 9, 2007 05:11am (UTC)
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But I'm A Cheerleader was, like, y'know, gay. And funny.

Yeah, I've read (and love!) the HDM trilogy--but I haven't read them anytime recently, so I don't remember much about them. I'm totally looking forward to the movie. (Anyone who hates Tolkien is A-OK with me!)

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walking and thinking

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from: karmaforone
date: January 9, 2007 05:19pm (UTC)
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I must say, I'm leery about the movie. Because they're downplaying religious elements, which is basically what the entire trilogy is ABOUT. Additionally, although it was Pullman's decision to make Nicole Kidman Mrs. Coulter, I'm afraid Kidman's celebrity power will make it difficult to separate the character from Kidman.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: January 9, 2007 11:18pm (UTC)
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I dunno, I thought the religious elements weren't really important until the third book. Of course, I never connected Aslan with Jesus until THOSE movies came out, so what do I know?

I always thought of Mrs. Coulter as a dyed-blond, semi-overweight woman. Nicole Kidman really doesn't fit that... but who knows? We'll see how well she does.

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