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So I participated in a secret santa over on [ profile] beyond_dapper. And today was a bad day. And I don't know what possessed me, but I made a video of myself opening my presents.

So yeah. That's me. =)
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At the link, there's a spoiler for an upcoming Glee ep, but really I just wanted to show off the suggestive Klaine banter epic comment thread.
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I. Er. Um.

Do whatever the heck you need to in order to get out of Arkansas and into a large city at the first available opportunity.

(This would've spared me all of Cody and most, if not all, of Nico, maybe college would've been completely different...)

But of course that would open a time vortex of ridiculous proportions, trying to change one's own timeline. I'm not an idiot.


Aug. 12th, 2011 07:22 pm
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Glee 3D at 9:30, wearing my Dalton uniform again. (This time with better hair since I won't be outside, sweating it curly in 100+ degrees.)

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I'm just going to leave this here.

Why am I not watching Wilfred? I should be watching Wilfred.


Jul. 29th, 2011 06:03 pm
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No, no, NO, it is NOT worth $25 for a PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT WITH BLACK TEXT, especially when you know you can duplicate it for less because it's basically Impact lolcat font, and doubly especially when you would have to be super-careful where you wear it.

But dammit I still kinda want a Born This Way-theme shirt that says LIKES KLAINE. Which doesn't even make sense because it's supposed to be something you're insecure about so mine would most accurately say "fat" but then again the whole not-being-able-to-wear-it-everywhere kinda points back to it being a good idea to go ahead and run with "Likes Klaine."

In other news, I've decided that as much as I love Glee, Ryan Murphy (the creator/producer/often writer/director) is kind of a dick--between this and the kind of crap he says on the Glee Project, I don't think he's really in his line of work because he loves telling good stories; it sounds more to me like he's in it for fame/money. =(

(Which...all the more reason for fanfic, right?)
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I have so many FEELINGS about the Darren concert--namely, a weird kind of disconnect because we were so far back (row S, and A was at the front), and we didn't get to talk to him afterward or anything; he wasn't signing. So yes, there's video, and the pics Dani took, but it still feels a little unreal that I was THAT CLOSE.

But it was an amazing set, and Darren was exactly as humble/dapper/polite/charming/amazing/amazeballs/supermegafoxyawesomehot as he always seems to be--it's not fake. Someone (I'm presuming a girl =/) passed out during the concert and he stopped and was genuinely concerned, for her, and for everyone else (lecturing everyone to stay hydrated out there). And. Just. GUH.

How do you not just love a guy who walks out with his guitar and starts his set with a Disney song?

Okay. I'm putting the videos on YouTube first and foremost, and I'm sure I'll have more direct/coherent things to say there.

Also, this was why he wasn't signing autographs afterward, as far as I can tell (judging by the fact that it's empty):

And part of me thinks I should be kind of mad, but he just looks so darn adorable and excited--and I rode that roller coaster maybe half an hour before the concert and I don't blame him, it was awesome--that all I can really summon up is a mild irritation. Not getting an autograph just means I have a reason to see him in concert again. =) And. You know. Celebrities are people, too (scroll down to where he's answering the first letter, the bold text). Amazing as they are.

I'm a bit ridiculously starstruck right now, and I need the concert on my iPod ASAP. OFF TO DO TECHNICAL SORTS OF THINGYS NOW.
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I just bought a tie (online). It should be here Tuesday or Wednesday, worst case scenario Thursday (I'll likely be popping home before I head out for the concert).

So I'm effectively going to the Darren Criss concert in Dalton Academy uniform cosplay. (Sans blazer/sweatervest/sweater, though, because DUDE, it's JULY. Also all of the above would take more time/effort to replicate than I have time for.)

(Okay maybe the black sweater would be easy enough to find, and I know the "D" patches are out there, but again, JULY. Also, still the issue of time.)

and it's not like I don't wear ties to work occasionally anyway so I'm sure I'll wear it again and it was actually cheaper with shipping on that site than just the tie on other sites and OMG I AM SUCH A NERD

Now I have...four days to hash out what kind of jewelry I can pair with it. And what to do with my hair. (Probably not much/mostly up because OMG JULY AND THE CONCERT IS OUTSIDE.)

Going to sleep now. GAH.
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xkcd is always amazing. Today's is about Wikipedia. The mouseover text describes a game, of sorts:

"Wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at "Philosophy"."

Which sounds funny, and you could laugh it off...

...but I went and tried it, and so far it's worked for the articles:
Darren Criss
Lord of the Rings
Mai Tai
Abbey Dawn
Hello Kitty
Justin Bieber (at this point I was trying to be silly)
Dick and Jane
Slush (as in, the beverage)
Lady Gaga discography
Troll (Internet)
MyLifeIsAverageand yes, Philosophy.

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Both my competition-winning fic, Rachel's Last Stand, and a new Animorphs ficlet, Poetic Justice, can be found here. LOOKIT MY SHINY BANNER. IT MATCHES. AND IT WASN'T EVEN PLANNED.

Piece of Glee art, here.

And new Glee fanfiction here: Blaine It On the Alcohol. This is...mostly fluff and gap-filling. But it was fun to picture and fun to write.


Mar. 8th, 2011 11:14 pm
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Chris Colfer (Kurt from Glee) asks a a fish's opinion of the show...and seems genuinely disappointed in the fish's answer.

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I'm a member on the local Freecycle mailing list. I ignore most of it; we get about 10x more "wanted" posts than "offer" posts, but someone today was asking for a copy of Microsoft Word.

I emailed him and let him know about OpenOffice and AbiWord.

I feel strangely like I have made the world a better place.


In other news, I have written a short Glee fanfic and am trying to decide where to share it. I want it up soon because I have a feeling it's going to get completely Jossed by the next episode, or one shortly thereafter.

In other other news, I am 99.9999999% sure I will be opening my own website. At this point it's just a matter of if I care enough to pay for a domain name or if I'm okay with And I think I might actually care enough, because "weebly" sounds really dweeby to me.

Question: since it'll be my personal site, would it be weird if it was (instead of .com)? I am both kind of weirded out by the idea and strangely enchanted by it...also .me's are cheaper. XD

fandom meme

Jan. 5th, 2010 10:36 pm
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Bear with me, been a while since I've memed. =) And I can already see that this is going to be heavily Adult-Swim biased, because that's more or less the only (fictional) thing Cody and I can agree on. (We also watch a lot of MythBusters and other non-fictional sorts of TV, and rarely ever watch movies.) Oh, and I'm including books. So nyeah. =P

Fandom Meme 2009

For length, and slight slashiness. )
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Blah blah blah, I fail at LiveJournal, etc etc. Not sure if I'm going to read the last...month?...of entries or not, we'll see how far backed up I am.

The main reason for this is Google Reader: I decided to separate syndicated content from meaningful content (instead of reading all of it together and getting SUPER backlogged all the time). Therefore ICHC and such are checked on Google Reader, and LJ is for...well, actual people. Lol.

I really just wanted to come around and say:

A) Yeah, still alive, wedding plans rolling.
B) I spent the weekend with Josh and Shelly and we watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog/Commentary! The Musical and I have been left wibbling. In a very good way. (Yeeeah I might have a crush on NPH now, but this is hardly the first time I've developed a fondness for the unattainable, lol.) And yeah yeah yeah I KNOW I need to, you know, dive into the rest of Jossverse, but please, maybe, can it wait until after the wedding?

PS: This weather makes me happy. Le sigh. =)


Sep. 13th, 2009 03:20 am
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Was going to post an iTunes meme, but LJ has eaten it twice and I'm ready to get in bed so it'll wait until tomorrow. (Tomorrow I will be smart enough to fill it out in Notepad rather than the LJ text editor.)

In the meantime, enjoy some epic win:

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geek quiz!

Jul. 17th, 2009 11:48 pm
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Cody will surely put me to shame. I'm gonna make him do this on Facebook. =)

If it's bold, it applies to me:

THINK YOU'RE A GEEK? Can you/have you:

1. Properly secure a wireless router.
2. Crack the WEP key on a wireless router.
3. Leech Wifi from your neighbor.
4. Screw with Wifi leeches.
5. Setup and use a VPN.
6. Work from home or a coffee shop as effectively as you do at the office. (Probably more as there are no coworkers to walk to the bathroom with. XD)
7. Wire your own home with Ethernet cable.
8. Turn a web camera into security camera.
9. Use your 3G phone as a Wi-Fi access point.
10. Understand what “There’s no Place Like” means.
11. Identify key-loggers.
12. Properly connect a TV, Tivo, XBox, Wii, and Apple TV so they all work together with the one remote.
13. Program a universal remote.
14. Swap out the battery on your iPod/iPhone.
15. Benchmark Your Computer (know what it means)
16. Identify all computer components on sight.
17. Know which parts to order from, and how to assemble them into a working PC.
18. Troubleshoot any computer/gadget problem, over the phone. (For the stuff people would actually call me with, anyway. They know to ask for Cody if their computer is dying. But, like, the kind of problems Mom has? Or even Dad? Yeah.)
19. Use any piece of technology intuitively, without instruction or prior knowledge.
20. How to irrecoverably protect data.
21. Recover data from a dead hard drive.
22. Share a printer between a Mac and a PC on a network.
23. Install a Linux distribution.
24. Remove a virus from a computer
. (I cannot guarantee any data. XD)
25. Dual (or more) boot a computer.
26. Boot a computer off a thumb drive.
27. Boot a computer off a network drive.
28. Replace or repair a laptop keyboard.
29. Run more than two monitors on a single computer.
30. Successfully disassemble and reassemble a laptop.
31. Know at least 10 software easter eggs off the top of your head. (If DVDs counted...)
32. Bypass a computer password on all major operating systems. Windows, Mac, Linux
33. Carrying a computer cleaning arsenal on your USB drive.
34. Bypass content filters on public computers.
35. Protect your privacy when using a public computer.
36. Surf the web anonymously from home.
37. Buy a domain, configure bind, apache, MySQL, php, and Wordpress without Googling a how-to.
38. Basic *nix command shell knowledge with the ability to edit and save a file with vi.
39. Create a web site using vi.
40. Transcode a DVD to play on a portable device.
41. Hide a file in an image using steganography. (I understand the principle but would have to look up how.)
42. Knowing the answer to life, the universe and everything.
43. Share a single keyboard and mouse between multiple computers without a KVM switch.
44. Google obscure facts in under 3 searches. Bonus point if you can use I Feel Lucky. (Good and getting better. Today I found out the brand name of the makeup I bought at a yard sale, with only color names to go on. =D)
45. Build amazing structures with LEGO and invent a compelling back story for the creation.
46. Understand that it is LEGO, not Lego, Legos, or Lego’s.
47. Build a two story house out of LEGO, in monochrome, with a balcony.
(Given adequate bricks.)
48. Construct a costume for you or your kid out of scraps, duct tape, paper mâché, and imagination.
49. Be able to pick a lock.
50. Determine the combination of a Master combination padlock in under 10 minutes.
51. Assemble IKEA furniture without looking at the instructions. Bonus point if you don’t have to backtrack.
52. Use a digital SLR in full manual mode.
53. Do cool things to Altoids tins.
54. Be able to construct paper craft versions of space ships.
55. Origami! Bonus point for duct tape origami. (Ductigami)
56. Fix anything with duct tape, chewing gum and wire. (Almost. Give me duct tape and super glue on the other hand...)
57. Knowing how to avoid being eaten by a grue.
58. Know what a grue is.
59. Understand where XYZZY came from, and have used it.
60. Play any SNES game on your computer through an emulator.
61. Burn the rope.
62. Know the Konami code, and where to use it. (Konami makes DDR! I should know this!)
63. Whistle, hum, or play on an iPhone, the Cantina song. (It was Kristy's ringtone for so long I should at least be able to whistle it.)
64. Learning to play the theme songs to the kids favorite TV shows.
65. Solve a Rubik’s Cube. (Generally in less than 3 minutes. Less than 2 if I get lucky and get to skip a step or two somewhere.)
66. Calculate THAC0.
67. Know the difference between skills and traits.
68. Explain special relativity in terms an eight-year-old can grasp.
69. Recite pi to 10 places or more.
70. Be able to calculate tip and split the check, all in your head. (So long as no one gripes about a few pennies, I could if I had to.)
71. Explain that the colours in a rainbow are roygbiv. (INDIGO IS WRONG. A truly accurate source will list only SIX colors.)
72. Understand the electromagnetic spectrum - xray, uv, visible, infrared, microwave, radio.
73. Know the difference between radiation and radioactive contamination.
74. Understand basic electronics components like resistors, capacitors, inductors and transistors.
(Sorta. In theory.)
75. Solder a circuit while bottle feeding an infant. (lead free solder please.)
76. The meaning of technical acronyms.
77. The coffee dash, blindfolded (or blurry eyed). Coffee [cream] [sugar]. In under a minute.
78. Build a fighting robot.
79. Program a fighting robot.
80. Build a failsafe into a fighting robot so it doesn’t kill you.
81. Be able to trace the Fellowship’s journey on a map of Middle Earth.
82. Know all the names of the Dwarves in The Hobbit.
83. Understand the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel.
84. Know where your towel is and why it is important.
85. Re-enact the parrot sketch.
86. Know the words to The Lumberjack Song.
87. Reciting key scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
88. Be able to recite at least one Geek Movie word for word.
89. Know what the 8th Chevron does on a Stargate and how much power is required to get a lock.
90. Be able to explain why it’s important that Han shot first.
91. Know why it is just wrong for Luke and Leia to kiss.
92. Stop talking Star Wars long enough to get laid.
(But what if your partner is turned on by the idea of the gold bikini?? ...not that I'm implying anything. Ahem.)
93. The ability to name actors, characters and plotlines from the majority of sci-fi movies produced since 1968.
94. Cite Mythbusters when debunking a myth or urban legend.
95. Sleep with a Cricket bat next to your bed.
96. Have a documented plan on what to do during a zombie or robot uprising.
97. Identify evil alternate universe versions of friends, family, co-workers or self.
98. Be able to convince TSA that the electronic parts you are carrying are really not a threat to passengers.
99. Talk about things that aren’t tech related.
100. Get something on the front page of Digg.
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IDK if anyone over here actually keeps up with it, really, but I just posted chapter 34 of me and Michele's epic LotR fanfic. =) It's here. (Yes, now on LJ for your reading pleasure.) I know Hobbity WAS reading it...but she's never

I totally figured we'd be done with this thing by the time we, you know, became actual adults and got married and stuff. Lol.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, but think you want to...well, go over there and click the FAQ tag in the tag cloud. Because I'm lazy like that.

Also, THIS

Apr. 29th, 2009 10:46 am
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brent spiner and levar burton
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I loved Reading Rainbow. I really did.


Apr. 9th, 2009 02:24 am
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Your Supervillain Name is Silver Fists



You Are a Black Panther

You see through people. You understand others' motives and plans.

You have a knack for predicting the future. You just know what people are going to do.

People are attracted to you. You are naturally able to influence other people's thoughts.

You have the charisma to be a beloved guru or dictator. It's all about how you handle it.

Well, clearly, after the last one, I have the perfect laugh for being a dictator.

You Are 60% Nerdy

You may be a bit surprised with this score, but you are more of a closet nerd than an actual nerd.

Stop denying your inner nerd! You're truly dorkier than you think.

Oh, there's no hiding it...

Star Wars

Mar. 22nd, 2009 03:54 pm
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So as I said in my Facebook status, Cody and I watched all six Star Wars movies, in episode order, over Thursday and Friday night. (I-IV on Thursday and V and VI on Friday.) To clarify for the geeks, these were the "remastered" versions--Hayden Christensen appeared at the end of Return of the Jedi. That didn't bother me, as the new computer animation stuck out like a sore thumb in most cases. It's Lucas' baby to alter as he pleases, the OCD side of me is actually really glad that they put Hayden in because now it matched. ("Same character, different actor" is one of those things that really gets under my skin. If your actor won't or can't come back, then write them out one way or another.)

Thoughts? Nothing amazing to discuss, really. Even though I'd never seen one all the way through (A New Hope had been on cable at one point and Mom and Dad had watched it, and I sporadically caught a few scenes, but the only part I really remembered was the trash compactor scene), I knew the basic gist of all the plot points. (SPOILER: Darth Vader is Luke's dad!! ZOMG!)

I don't know why people whine about the newer movies being so terrible, other than maybe the existence of Jar Jar Binks. Lots of action and stuff. Good overall.

Anyway. I'm off to reread [ profile] iharthdarth. Some of the jokes might make more sense now, lol.

Oh, and call me nuts, but I actually want to see the animated Clone Wars movie now.

February 2012



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