Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hang on...

Genius that I am set the alarm off for one day earlier, it's tomorrow, so for those that didn't get me anything yet, you've still got some time to hit the stores :P

If not...exclusive books vouchers will work just as well :D

So ladies and gentlemen, what we have learnt here today is that queen_Lestat is DEFINITELY not from Cape Town. Her time keeping skills prove otherwise. This is not the first time I've done this.I once showed up for an exam a whole day earlier, was wondering where all the humanities looking people were.I was sitting in a hall waiting for a Second Year Public Administration and that my dear, dear people is a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar cry from The Modern Novel.

So yeah, that post down there acually belongs up there ^.



Happy World Blog day :)

read it on wiki i think a while back, had a reminder set.LUCKILY cos I'd forgotten. It rang today...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Stop!!! Read this...'s brilliant. Have a read, drop me a comment. Very interesting discussion here.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Arb-ed Struggle

Okay, so after a few near misses as posts, I think I'll have my say on something or the other. As I type now, I'm not really sure on what, but keep reading anyway. I might shock you/myself by saying something remotely intelligent for a change.

Sooooo...whatcha doing? Bleh...that's just sad to blog like that. I really can handle that, doesn't bother me in the least. What really irks me(seems like we have a rant for lift off now peoples)is when you meet these Blaaaaahnian's of the highest class of Plebian society who cannot sustain a conversation and who CONTINUOSLY say "So otherwise what's happening?" *dies*. I believe there's two possible causes of this. 1) They (usually)don't read or retain information in order to make connections between things. 2) They do not have a very good vocabulary(see above) so it is difficult to express themselves.Make that 3 reasons. 3) They're really boring and not interesting and have lint for brains because they do not have many interests or even a world view/frame of reference from which to speak. Now before everyone gets all hyper. If you use the above phrase, what I say does not necessarily apply to you. If you use that phrase more than three times in ten minutes, it might just. If so, pick up a book something which'll make you think a bit. Off the cuff, I'll recommend Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

Whoooohooooo!!!! I managed to mention an author and a title without launching into a lecture on it. I IMPROVETH!! Yeah but anyway that was just a random rant about people who have nothing to say and no way of saying it but instead of leaving and sparing you the trauma, they stick around, make themselves products of their own redunancy and make it extremely painful for everyone. FFS how many more times are you expected to respond and say "NOTHING MUCH..." lol blaaaaahness.

Ohlrighty then *Jim Carrey grin* moving along...
The play's looking good, besides the fact that at some point in the last few days quite a few Vampires and Raging Mobsters have come down with some laryngitis. ^^ Blatant exxxxxxxxaggeration, but hey there's been some. DO NOT PANIC though!!! "Everything's gonna be alright, everything's gonna be ok"(Infi, that was for you :) ) Well the play's looking pretty good. Please do come, tickets are R35 pay at the door if you phone in to book. There might be some still on sale at the doors to the Lier, but Inklings' plays sell out really fast, so no guarantees there. ooo!!Yes, Ree a queen in her own right's got the details for us below....taaa-daah...

And now blogger screws me over and won't upload. O well, you'll have to wait for that then.

And now the amazing queen_Lestat will perform a death defying feat of self marketing (blame the k-man for it, he said AND I QUOTE "self advertising rocks"). I can almost guarantee that this sentence will be replaced tomorrow when I wonder what on earth I was thinking. It's kind of like having neon lights advertising your favourite, secluded spot on the beach. *flash,flash* see me, see me...get it? (semi pun yeah)


^^^That was what you were waiting for up there somewhere

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Clandestine Geniuses ???

Why some of us could be....

lol yeah it's a long shot for a lot of Blaaaaahnians, but it's worth a try I guess?


PS still wondering? try the ??? :)

This Doesn't Qualify as a Post (Again...)

Sorry, just found this on my pc now. Someone emailed it to me years and years ago as a word doc, trying to locate the site it's at the moment. Had a laugh. Please note that I'm not this bad. I'm quite a happy chappy generally. Here goes...

1.You pay 6 bucks for cigarettes that match your outfit.
2.You wear sunglasses in the produce department at night.
3.You wear long, velvet coats in the middle of summer.
4.You buy $15 fishnets and rip them on purpose.
5.Your combat boots cost more than it takes to feed a third world child for two years.
6.The shade of powder you wear is called "Sheet Of Paper."
7.You use black cotton balls.
8.You fashion your eyeliner after a culture that's been dead over 2000 years.
9.You paint your fingernails black.
10.You don't paint my nails black... you bash them with a hammer.
11.Your purse is large, square and metal.
12.The purse has scratches from being used in a fight.
13.It has scratches from being kicked on the dance floor.
14.This is the reason it was scratched in a fight.
15.You could easily blow $500 in a Halloween store.
16.You could spend all $500 on just make up.
17.You avoid fights because it might smudge your make up.
18.The club you frequent has concocted an original drink called "The Vampire's Kiss."
19.You wake up still drunk at 3 in the afternoon with anonymous black lipstick on our face.
20.You go to Denny's at 5 in the morning and think, "These are my people."
21.People can't tell whether you're searching for a missing contact or dancing.
22.You can't even tell whether you're looking for a missing contact or dancing.
23.The only day you feel normal is Halloween.
24.Friday the Thirteenth is your lucky day.
25.You don't know whether the person you're sleeping with is male or female until you're actually in bed with them.
26.You don't care.
27.You were rooting for the vampires in From Dusk Til Dawn, Lost Boys, etc.
28.In preschool, the only crayon you used was black.
29.The Count was your favorite Sesame Street character as a child.
30.You watch Sesame Street as an adult just to see The Count.
31.You can't decide whether Morticia Addams or Lily Munster is prettier.
32.You decide Wednesday blows them both away.
33.You think bats are "cute."
34.You think dead flowers are prettier than live ones.
35.You think anything dead is pretty.
36.You think blood is pretty.
37.You refer to your age in mortal years.
38.You give yourself the honorary title of Lord or Lady.
39.You know what a Malkavian is.
40.You know what a Malkavian is because you've been there, done that.
41.You have the T-shirt.
42.You dressed as The Crow for Halloween one year.
43.You have dressed as The Crow for Halloween the past few years.
44.You would willingly undergo cosmetic dental surgery.
45.You were disappointed to find out that American Gothic is a portrait of two farmers.
46.You claim the Chupacabra is a friend/relative of yours.
47.You own a hearse.
48.You own a hearse and don't work in a funeral parlor.
49.You keep a coffin in the back as "decoration."
50.You keep a coffin in the back as a bed.
51.You think of the hearse as the "family car."
52.You think heresy is a religion.
53.You claim heresy as your religion.
54.You own a rosary that you wear.
55.You own many rosaries that you wear.
56.You own a glow-in-the-dark rosary that alternates between your neck and the reaview mirror in your car.
57.Christians accost you with pamphlets on the street frequently.
58.Jehovah's Witnesses accost you with pamphlets on the street frequently.
59.You accost Christians with pamphlets on the street.
60.Satanists just look at you and smile.
61.You laugh hysterically during those Church Of Latter-Day Saints commercials.
62.You call for the free Bible anyway.
63.You take great pleasure in vandalizing said Bible after waiting impatiently by your mailbox for 4-6 weeks.
64.You stop vandalizing the Bible momentarily to look up Psalm 69.
65.In your honest opinion, the image of Jesus ruins the beauty and natural fluidity of the cross.
66.Whenever you knock on somebody's door they give you candy.
67.You wish to name your first born Lestat.
68.You plan to name your first born after any Anne Rice character.
69.You didn't know they were characters.
70.You argue on whether Poppy Z. Brite or Anne Rice has the more realistic view on vampires.
71.You can debate both sides of that argument.
72.You've participated in one of those "Do you think Tom Cruise was good as Lestat?" conversations.
73.You've started one of those conversations.
74.You saw Valor on the street, you would throw your large, metal purse at him.
75.You and your friends enjoy congregating in a local graveyard.
76.No one you know is buried there.
77.You and your friends take lengthy drives to visit non-local graveyards.
78.You take pictures of the gravestones while reciting Oscar Wylde or singing "Cemetry Gates" by The Smiths.
79.You know the words to "Cemetry Gates" by The Smiths.
80.You know who The Smiths are.
81.You can reminisce through all 4 locations of The Kitchen Club and 2 of The Church.
82.You put on The Wake and practice dancing in front of the mirror.
83.You practice with your own personal strobe and blacklight.
84.You are too poor to afford either and stole the lights off the Christmas tree.
85.You are happy when no one has ever heard of your favorite band.
86.When someone else "discovers" you're favorite band, you find another favorite band.
87.You own 16 or more Cleopatra CD's.
88.You own even 1 Projekt CD.
89.Your favorite poem is "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.
90.Your favorite poem is "Metamorphosis of a Vampire" by Charles Baudelaire.
91.You spell Vampire either Vampyre or Vamphyre.
92.You refer to others as "The Normals".
93.You refer to your leather-clad brethren as "Those Industrialites" or "Rivet-heads."
94.You go to South Beach, but have never seen the ocean.
95.Your boyfriend complains that his ribs just don't stick out the way they used to.
96.Your girlfriend complains that you look better in her black, velvet skirt than she does.
97.You've been with your significant other for over a year and still wonder what they look like without make up.
98.You and your boyfriend fight over make up.
99.You decide to get matching his/hers make up caddies to separate your make up.
100.You smudge your lipstick on purpose to look like Robert Smith.
101.You eat those limited edition pop-tarts just because they have bats on them.
102.You save them because Hey!...they're limited edition.
103.The people in the grocery store have refused to sell you any cereal other than Count Chocula.
104.People ask you to autograph boxes of Count Chocula.
105.You know what Renfield's Disease is.
106.You have Renfield's Disease.
107.Throw a Black Valentine Day party.
108.You decorate your Christmas Tree with crows and black ribbon.
109.You wear a mourning veil to your best friends wedding.
110.All her bride maids wear black.
111.All your living friends take anti-depressants or at least pretend too.
112.You have taken anything on this list personally.

See number’s 27-40, 45, 67-8, 70-73,78, 80, 85, 88-92, 105, 107,112. Have a cheap laugh at my expense.


Friday, August 25, 2006

This Doesn't Qualify as a Post

You know you are a MXIT addict when:

Any of this stuff sound familiar? Be afraid…

1.You always carry a charger with you coz mxit vriet your battery.

2.You type faster on your phone than you do on your computer.

3.You actually say "lol" wen speaking to people.

4.Your friends phone you to find out if you okay because you havnt been online all day.

5.A "please call me"= meet me on mxit.

6.You forgot how to send an sms.

7.You can drive and mxit, eat and mxit, bath and mxit, study and mxit...

8.You have more than 30 contacts.

9.You use mxit as a verb and not as a noun.

10."Can I have your contact" is your standard pick-up line

11."knu" is your standard response to "hey hw u"

12.You never spend more than R30 aitime a month, and most of it goes to sending pics.

13.The person you would most like to chat to right now is called "sexybabe" or "hothunk" on your mxit.

14.You get a rush of adrenaline wen you hear that you got a new invitation.

15.You get depressed because sum1 isnt chatting to you.

16.You get depressed because sum1 is taking long to reply.

17.You get depressed because sum1 is sending you one word answers

18.You really laugh out loud wen reading a message.

19.Your parents have said anything along the lines of "if you spend as much time with your books as you do on your phone…"

20.You met your bf/gf on mxit.

21.You have a mxit bf/gf.

22.You always saying mxit is boring, but you cant help logging on anyway.

23.You get a weird lonely, lost, sad feeling when you don't have airtime to log on.

24.You get that same feeling when your charger is laying at home and your battery on 1 bar.

25. You send an sms during off-peak time and you still sig because you think that
you couldv'e f@#!en used the same amount of airtime to chat for an entire day.

26. Your phone is broken and you downloaded your Mxit on your daddy's phone.

27.You chat on your sister/brother's Mxit because your phone is broken and
they're too damn selfish to let you download yours onto their phone.

28.You chat to someone on Mxit even when you're sitting next to that person.

29.You curse the phenomenon called "Dc".

30.You feel triumphant when that person you likes greets you first, especially
when you're someone who waits for people to greet them

31.You greet that person first because you're going crazy seeing their name
online and you're not the one occupying their time.

32. You hide your phone under your pillow wenever your mommy enters your room

33. The following news excites you: VERSION 5 HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED!!!!

^^^ Thanks to Malakul Maut for that. I've spammed everyone with it already, yes I know. And yet I still persist in putting this up. I'm pretty sure that this email's a variation on the old you know you're a net junkie when... Someone please confirm or deny that. Anyway this anti-post's up now because I think I might be an e-soapbox orator and whip up some thoughts on it. Damn, I shouldn't do that, you're all still hanging on for the Highveld one, the James Joyce one too.

I think I have work to do now

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Lest we forget...

God listens to all of us, we just need to know what to ask for. This, for me, is my personal prayer for the week ahead.(Read below, all the rants on the stupidity I'm surrounded by.)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Fox Mulder...again

I have to say, I was shocked this week when I realised David Duchovny's 46. Yes when the x-files started he was 34. Anyway, Fox Mulder rocketh, D.D's kinda blaaaaah on his own. This is an example(click pic on the right hand side to enlarge) of what age combined with bad make up, non flattering lighting and muk en druk photography cause: the result is not very flattering

Upon her return...The editor speaks

I'm in the middle of season 3 and I haven't watched any X- Files since Saturday. I've got a hellava lot of marking to do, which I'm not really interested in doing but I have to do it by this weekend at least. I went to Wits today. I cannot handle incompetence and it's the one thing Wits seems pretty adept at. I say this because our admin is superior. At least our lot sticks to the same lies.

As i get to the main gate the atrocious spelling hits you. Yes they're having SRC elections on all their campuSSes.Blaaaaah.I will scan one of their scholarship application forms handed to you with your application forms for those errors.They'd like you to state your "adress" and "engineerin" students get preference and there will be "discipPlinary" action. It's disgustingly unprofesssional. Needless to say I was slightly irritated at having my calls terminated from switchboard so many times. Emails not replied to since April etc etc, so I just decided to drive down. The spelling besides being disgusting, was just the cherry on the top of the incompetent cake.Incorrect spelling and grammar drives me insane. (Yes Bazh, I can just see and hear Dee going "MonicaMonicaMonica, where's the little neurotic MONICA!!!" ;p)

And what annoys me even more is that the admin and staff etc have this attitude of being the be all and end all of tertiary education. As if other universities cannot compare and worse still as if your previous degrees from other institutions mean squat. Well you know what here's a nice big _|_ (up yours[for the l33t sp34k challenged]).

Ok my bitching and moaning and random sorry excuse for a blog's done. However I need to do a bit of free advertising here. Anyone interested in coming for our amateur, albeit excellent, production, of Terry Pratchett's Carpe Jugulum? (The vampire play I was so excited about.) As far as I know it's on the 31st-2/3 September (will check about the 3rd though) at the Lier Theatre on the Main Campus(Lynwood Road) of the University of Pretoria , there'll be a Saturday afternoon show as well. Tickets are R35,(proceeds to the Inklings, and we make good use of it on fairly noble literature stuffs) and selling fast. There MIGHT be some available at the door, but if anyone's interested I could put your names down as a to-pay-reserve-seat thingy.*siiiiiigh* you might be so fortunate as to witness me, moi,ich running about doing my bit in vampire gear.

Apparently that's me in everyday clothes, but people can be so mean :(. Just cos I'm quiet and creepy and have frock coats and ONE SINGLE Victorian cameo brooch thing, and ruffled shirts long black stuff andandand.... I'm half elven too you know...

Ich komme zurück

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Look Ma!!!! A new Post

Yes this is a new post. I need to declare to the world why this last week was such an amazing one. I know there were several reasons but the main two that I remember now are that I got confirmation of the Live to SA tour dates which I've been waiting for since I first heard the rumours in about March or thereabouts. But yes the Live thing and AND my order arrived all nine seasons of the x files. Collectors box sets with special dvd-rom games and interviews and documentaries etc.

So in case you've been wondering where I am/was I am/was reliving the last 9 years of Friday nights. Yes I was one of those who watched it with a tin foil hat on. I never missed a single episode from the time it hit SA tv in 1995 up until the time it ended in about 2002/3. I get this fuzzy feeling everytime I see young people wearing Doc Marten boots. I love seeing everyone looking grunged up. Seth Green, Constance Zimmer and co all before they were famous.

I've rekindled my first crush, yes I am unafraid to say it was Special Agent Fox Mulder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He's so insane trying to portray this sane exterior all the time. His knowledge of myth and legend and anthropology is astounding. His mind makes connections faster than Telkom's broadband packages(of which I'm sure he'll uncover the conspiracy there).And he's got such lovely hair. Sorry, if you think that's bad ask the k-man, poor guy's had to listen to this x-phile all week.

oooooo!!! yes I forgot this little bit of trivia which I remembered for a long time and then forgot and now remembered again. Dana Scully's birthday (character) is on the 23 February. Guess when your queen was born? woooooohhhhoooo you guessed it. Yes so now that you all know, I'd like Fox Mulder in quarantine please. I only wanna stare. s'trues bob. After that the thrill will be over, then he can go away again. I still maintain that he'd be a wonderful person to talk to. Interesting and witty, clever, articulate....*siiiiiiiiiiiiiggh* (see above for apology)

The Lone Gunmen rock. They're totally amazing. I think their internet comment was probably the first ever reference to this great tool in popular culture. Mulder and Scully in season 2 are uber big on email and internet already. Guess that's why it always appealed to geeks like me. Anyway here's some (approximated) classic line's from the x files.

In the first episode about Tooms:
Mulder "what is this stuff"
Scully "it looks like bile?"
Mulder *flicks fingers* "please tell me how to get rid of this without betraying my cool and calm exterior"

Stuck in the Arctic investigating deaths by some weird disease, they decide to strip and examine everyone in the compound for symptoms
Mulder"Before anyone passes any form of judgement let me just remind you all that we are in the arctic" *unzips*

ok and then when Scully's abducted
Frohike "Is the hot agent Scully around"
Mulder "You know Frohike,it's men like you who give perverts a bad name"

then when examining some video footage
Mulder "whatever's on that tape, it's not mine"
Scully "ok no problem I put it right back in that draw there with all the other tapes that aren't yours"

Aggh I love this series, absolutely do. So if I'm not around much, please forgive me, but I do have nine years of tv history to watch. O yes and the x files had 3 main characters, Mulder, Scully and the music.My office walls have long been adorned with similar x files items, pics etc. Student's must think I'm a raving lunatic, which I probably am but anyway... I suddenly feel the urge to go and make myself another tin foil hat. I remember my mother complaining about it being such a waste of foil. But yeah anyway my mind's free now :P.

If you ask me if I believe in the existence of extra terrestrial life. I would without a doubt say why not? It's pretty arrogant for us to assume we're the only ones around here (one of the people who worked on the x files said that too I think). Allah is "Lord of the worlds". Plural lends a bit for possibilites I'm sure. So in the words of the poster on the wall of hotty Fox Mulder "I want to believe".(I love complicated sentences, really gets the synapses firing doesn't it?)

The Truth is Out There
The X-Phile