August 7th, 2007

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Evil alarm clocks!

Alright. I stayed up reading a good, long, but abandoned fan fic last night. (I hate when I discover that the story I think is so great was left unresolved two years ago.  Sigh.).  But I dutifully set my alarm clock for 5 so I could wake up and call hubby before he got up and running.  It was almost two when I went to sleep.  Alarm set for 5.  I knew I could go back to bed once it went off.

Messed up setting the alarm, though.  I wake up and the telephone is ringing.  My alarm says 6: 18.  Thought hubby had really overslept, and me too.  Turns out he was about 20 minutes late.  My clock had gotten set an hour ahead.

Good faeries were watching out for me.  Glad after going to bed at 2, I didn't get up at 4.....

Still probably need a nap, though, before the day is done.  3 hours sleep isn't much more than 2.

Got out yesterday and took some nice pics.  Note to self:  remember sunscreen and wear long sleeve shirts.  There were a number of people tubing down the Boise, even if it was on a Monday midday.
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Fan girl moments and bookstore tempations...

Well this afternoon, I ran off to the mall, supposedly so I could sit down in the food court and play with plot bunnies  safely away from the temptations of the net.  And me and my plot bunnies had a good time and made some progress on 3 ideas running around in my head.

But

And this is an important but


I stopped into Borders.  2 more volumes of InuYasha.  That's not surprising.  A copy of the Mabinogion and the Poetic Edda (once a medievalist, always, I suppose.)  Iddyls of the King by Tennyson (don't know what happened to my Mabinogion or Tennyson, but they were gone).  The latest Shonen Jump so I can continue reading the contininuing adventures of Hikaru no Go (cause I like how it's drawn, I think) and being amazed at how Naruto moves as slow as the Young and the Restless.

But my real fangirl moment came by as I walked by a display of anime toys.  Most of them are for things like Bleach and Yu-gi-oh and Naruto, but there it was.  I had to have it.  A Youkai InuYasha action figure.  Came with volume 19 of the manga, too (which I already have an extra copy of.)

I feel kind of silly when I go through the check out with all these type of things, but I have yet to say something like "they're for my grandkids."  I haven't gotten that low yet.

I could say it was for my birthday.  Least I passed up on the Sess wall poster.  Might have too much trouble explaining that one to my long suffering hubby.....
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Must reads

Murphy's Laws of Combat:

1. You are not Superman.

2. If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.

3. Never draw fire; it irritates everyone around you.

4. Odd or conspicuous objects attract fire. Never lurk behind one.

(many, many more here)


The Evil Overlord Devises a Plot

If I Ever Become the Evil Overlord...

1. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.

2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.

3. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell of my dungeon.

4. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.

(much much much more here)


 

Lifted from Ayamegusa's DA journal

I was amused!
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InuYasha's Dream

Takes place after vol 474.  Based especially on a dream I had after the death of my mother back in '96 that allowed me to let go and start to heal.


InuYasha's dream

Did she come and whisper to you In your dreams one night,
Bright eyed and at peace,
The way those who cross over
sometimes come back
when they return to heal?

Did she come and whisper to you,
Smelling of jasmine and summer sunshine,
Free from the smells of pain, or revenge or fear,
her sweet laughter happier now
than in life,
her personal mysteries revealed?

Did she come and whisper to you,
unlocking the chains of guilt you wrapped around your heart,
unbound the fetters you tied yourself up with,
feelings of failure, the whip of remorse,
the inability to fight fate
all the tools you used to make yourself feel worthless?

Did she come and whisper to you,
unlocking the doors that would let you love again,
blessing the union of your heart with her soul,
resting near you,
vibrant and alive,
child of your destiny,
Kikyou your past,
Kagome your future?

And when you awakened, surprisingly refreshed,
and knew in your heart once again
that life could have joy
and not just pain,
did you feel her parting kiss,
and like a white pearl,
her last word to you: Live and be happy?
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