March 6th, 2003

scared, trapped

Ruminations on the edge...

I hate these ads: "Your Computer is Currently Broadcasting An Internet IP Address. With this Address, Someone Can Immediately Begin Attacking Your Computer!"

Duh. Your computer needs to broadcast that address for you to be on the Internet, y'morons who are scaring people for no good reason. :P

*sigh* anyway. I feel helpless at the moment. I've got a friend who's going through some rough times, and I'll be damned if I know what I can do to help him/her. The person's had a rough few months, and if I didn't know any better, I'd think I just wasn't wanted no more. And I know that's not true, but it's hard to keep that in mind. Especially when the person seems to be slipping out of my grasp, and making vague motions towards that bugaboo suicide. And I just don't know what to do.

I swear, if that punk Universe is going to make any more trouble in mine or my friends lives, I'm going to hunt him down and kick him in the teeth until he gets the fucking point.

*sigh* Yeah, that's it.

o/~ Letting the days go by/ let the water hold me down/ Letting the days go by/ water flowing underground/ into the blue again/ after the money's gone/ once in a lifetime/ water flowing underground o/~

Same as it ever was, indeed. :P
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poet, writing

Here's a kickass meme.

again, stolen from Kevin Fox

The Science Fiction Book Club has come out with their list of The 50 Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years, 1953-2002.

We'll contine like Kevin did, and mark them this way: books I've read and books I started:

  1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
  3. Dune, Frank Herbert
  4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
  5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
  6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
  7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
  8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
  10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
  12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
  14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
  15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
  16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
  17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
  18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
  19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
  20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
  21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
  22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
  23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
  24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
  25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
  26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
  27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
  29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
  30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
  31. Little, Big, John Crowley
  32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
  33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
  35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
  36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
  37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
  38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
  39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
  40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
  41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
  42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
  43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
  44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
  45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
  46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
  47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
  48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
  49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
  50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

I think I need to do more reading.
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