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|Monday, March 6th, 2006|
|idiot quote for the day:
Romanticism. on Blake's "The Human Abstract".Its a pre-Marx representation of Socialism
i'm just grateful that he didn't ejaculate all over the table when he was done getting off on himself.
|Saturday, January 28th, 2006|
|the wonderful world of Jane Austen:
"Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of."
|Monday, December 12th, 2005|
|keep on livin'
why is it that sometimes the most simple and mundane things in life are so difficult? working my way through my list of things to do today has broken my spirits. and given rise to a list of things to do tomorrow. i want to cry.
and why don't teenagers know how to do housework??? its just all too much for me.
|Sunday, November 13th, 2005|
tomorrow is the long-awaited boat cruise on the brisbane river!
i laughed for about half an hour at my hillarious idea for a pirate flag that said "iron arrrrn"...hahah... i crack me up!
major news for this event is that cosmic casmo has lent me a HOT navy dress with white collar. i'm very excited about the dress. i was originally planning to wear cut-offs and striped singlet... but now i'm going to look ALL woman! sometimes i can't figure out if i'm really LES or just really unfashionable... i fear it is the latter.
i hope the river isn't choppy tomorrow.
|Monday, November 7th, 2005|
dear university of queensland library, inside temperature management:
due to the recent arrival of warm weather i dressed myself in a singlet today. however when i got to university, i unfortunately died of hypothermia from the minus temperature at which you have set the air conditioning. death is not a state conducive to assignment writing. please rectify this problem immediately.
|Thursday, October 27th, 2005|
okay, this is a post about a dream i had... stop reading now if you want!
last night i dreamt that i was at a house looking after 3 or 4 young kids, and out on the street some teenagers walked past and one of them had a machine gun, another had a hand gun, and another was wearing a black balaclava. i thought that they must be going to do a robbery, but i wasn't really alarmed by this. then some other kids, pre-teens this time, came to my house and had guns. i ushered the smaller kids i was looking after into the bedroom to hide, and told the kids with guns that i would give them anything they wanted, just not to hurt us. so they said they wanted all this random stuff, like toys and to watch a video and for me to make them some popcorn. i suggested that they put the guns down, but i don't think they heard me say it. one of the kids i was looking after in the house was a baby, and it got scared and i had to comfort it and i asked the kids with guns to let the other smaller ones go home, and they did.
re-counted dreams are so boring!!
|Thursday, October 13th, 2005|
i'm writing an assignment on a novel that i really loved, and i've just completely spoiled it for myself by thinking about it from a certain conceptual perspective, theoretical framework, whatever, that has made it so much less magical and lovely.... stupid intellectualising process. i actually almost started crying when i imagined my favourite character out of existence as a result of the theory i'm using... but it's too late to change my topic now, the assignment was due yesterday.
|Sunday, October 9th, 2005|
mutilation of the male body in film:
"...the spectatorial look in mainstream cinema is implicitly male: it is one of the fundamental reasons why the erotic elements involved in the relations between the spectator and the male image have constantly to be repressed and disavowed." (Neale)
I love it!!! this is why boys like watching shoot-em-up movies - so that they don't turn gay!
|Friday, October 7th, 2005|
I've just set up a Live Journal Community called "rad_attack". Its a joint project between myself and an_horse. Its a forum for discussing shark attacks and crocodile attacks, but also attacks by other animals if they are rad enough. i don't care if your cat scratched you and your lip swelled up freakishly or anything like that. And its not to make fun of the victims. We want to talk about how rad sharks and crocodiles are.
Please join this community. I've set it up but don't know what to do with it now. LJ Help?
(an_horse, i think i know what our icon should be...)
|Thursday, October 6th, 2005|
...Thanks for your email regarding our Clinkers.
We used to make a Honeycomb flavoured Clinker and that's the 4th
depicted on the packaging.
Thanks again and we hope you continue to enjoy our very delicious
|Tuesday, October 4th, 2005|
|the mystery will be solved, once and for all
I just sent this e-mail to cadbury:
Subject: Clinkers packet illustration
In recent years i have noticed that the illustration on the Clinkers packaging depicts pink, yellow, green and orange clinkers. I have never come across an orange clinker and I have eaten them for almost 20 years. Do orange clinkers exist?
(just wait an_horse....)
|Thursday, September 29th, 2005|
"The vampire represents the return of the repressed in a culturally significant way: both inside culture and outside, both a charmingly honest man and a wickedly deceptive one, both the phallic aggressor and the always already penetrated one, the vampire represents everything that the culture desires and everything that it fears"
From Haggerty "Anne Rice and the queering of culture"
|Wednesday, September 28th, 2005|
i just had an appointment with the optomotrist. he was a total schmuck. it was 10am and he had an empty bottle of red bull on his desk. he kept saying cool "cyool". he pointed to some family pictures of his baby on the wall and said "hey, see my little spermazoid there?".
i vomitted out of my eyes and ears.
|Saturday, September 24th, 2005|
|an experience of the abject
on thursday night, nikolala and i almost had a car accident. we were driving through an intersection and this van came speeding from the other direction and through a red light. i had to brake suddenly and the van had to swerve onto the other side of the road. the van was going so
fast, if it had hit us i imagine it would have been very messy! it was really close and afterwards we were both saying wow that was close, we could have died, i'm so glad we didn't hit because we could have died or been really hurt.... then straight after that i was wondering, with maniacal curiosity, what it would have been like if we had
crashed, and what that would have felt like and what would happen, and how far the car would have spun around.
|Friday, September 23rd, 2005|
Before Ladyfest, I was writing an assignment about an 18th Century Gothic text and its relationship to the French Revolution and issues of Libertine Sexuality. I wrote an article about the French Revolution and submitted it to the second edition of the LF Digest, but I think the editors rejected it because it was a bit too controversial!
I had a total information-crush on this topic at the time, but i've since moved on (although am currently flirting with ideas of spectatorship, ambiguous sexuality and the abject!!)
Read this "article" (its actually only dot-points...) and impress your friends, family and coleagues with how knowledgeable you are about the sexy side of the French Revolution!!
[Disclaimer: this is what i learnt about the french revolution and marie-antoinette in about one hour and from skimming 5 or 6 books. one of the books was in french. there may also have been a google search involved. i can not guarantee the truth or accuracy of the information provided above, although i'm pretty sure the french revolution IS an actual historical event.]"The Royal Dildo": things you should know about the French Revolution.
The King and Queen: Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
Their Castle: Versailles
The Prison: The Bastille
The Year: 1789-ish
The Cause: There were many causes of the French Revolution, one of which was that the Royal family were going bankrupt.
What Happened: The Bourgeoisie wanted more power and political control, and it can be said that they were one of the driving forces behind the revolution. On July 14 1789, the middle class stormed the Bastille (prison) in order to acquire weapons so they could fight and overthrow the tyranical monarchy. The Royal family had to move from Versailles to Paris for safety. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were sentenced and immediately executed in January 1793.
Some interesting Points:
- In storming the Bastille, the middle class gained a new position of power, and this event became a symbol of hope to oppressed peoples everywhere.
- Pre-revolution, the castle at Versaille was opened up to visitors who could come in and observe the King and Queen going about their daily business.
- Marie-Antoinette was thought to be sexually debaucherous, enjoying both men and women. This was supposedly due to her husband's impotence.
- During her indictment, Marie-Antoinette was accused of teaching the King dissimulation, which is promising one thing in public, but doing the opposite behind the scenes. Dissimulation was associated with feminine evils.
- Marie-Antoinette was suspected of incest with the King's brother, his father, her own father, and her ten-year-old son.
- During the reign and subsequent indictment of Marie-Antoinette, there was a huge amount of slanderous political pornography about her circulating which consisted of very explicit etchings and captions, poems and stories. Marie-Antoinette was often depicted in lesbian and manage a trois situations, and as part-animal or -beast. People hated her so much and her role as oppressor was equated with her sexual debauchery. Titles of pamphlets containing this political pornography include "The Uterine Furors of Marie-Antoinette" and "The Royal Dildo".The End
|Tuesday, September 13th, 2005|
i know that i haven't had enough recovery-sleep when i fall asleep on the counter at work. i've joked about this before, but today it actually happened and now i want to spew.
so i'm drinking coffee and posting on LJ to stay awake.
ladyfest was awsome. see lady_brisbane's post on friday 9th for the enthusiastic version of this statement.
in other news, i'm reading The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst. i'm really enjoying it, as at page 100. here are some things ("sweet tokes", if you will) that i like about alan hollinghurst novels (the other one i've read is The Line of Beauty):
- the way he describes everything in such intricate detail
- the increadible aristocratic englishness of the style and subject
- very graphic and descriptive gay male sex scenes
- the way that these graphic sex scenes are slipped in amongst the detail and englishness
i have to write a final assigment for my queer cultures on two texts, and i think i'm going to do alan hollinghurst and audre lorde. the topic i think i'll do is about representations of erotics and sensuality in queer writing.
_silverlining and nickyc - did you know that the degrassi dvd you gave me came with a BONUS BADGE!!?? its so cool. i'm wearing it right now. it says DEGRASSI Junior High
and has a picture of stephanie kaye on it. Thanks!!
i've been invited to play netball on thursday night which i'm really excited about! i've always loved netball, but haven't played since i was in grade 10. i hope its going to be fun, but i think its more likely to be painful. a few years ago, i went swimming and exerted myself too much that when i got out of the pool and started changing i had some sort of head-rush and couldn't see anything for about 5 minutes...it was scary...and i think that's what will happen on thursday night. i'm also remembering from my days as a sport's player, that my face goes bright red like a beetroot when i run around and stuff. why am doing this again???
i'm so tired that i can't even think about food today...just tv, the couch and sleep. Most Boring LJ Post Ever. Current Mood: sleepy
|Monday, August 22nd, 2005|
drove to uni this morning with a looming sense of dread. assignment due today that will have to be started and finished today. thanks to the lessiest of the queer lessies who dreams about kittens for helping me find lesbian images in my poem!! nothing more to do now but begin writing.
"but amy, posting on livejournal isn't writing an assignment"
there's a kid sitting at the computer next to me and he keeps doing these little spasmodic coughs.... dude, go and get a drink of water or something.
|Friday, August 19th, 2005|
last night i had a dream that it was my birthday and nikolala bought me a present, but then wouldn't tell anyone else that it was my birthday. and i was saying, but people might give me presents!! and she was like, 'no'.
on an unrelated matter, my birthday is on the 5th of september....
|Thursday, August 18th, 2005|
i was writing an assignment last night, and when reading back over what i'd written at the end, i realised that i began just about every single sentence with "the" or "this". when i was 8 years old i decided that i would write a novel. it was about a little girl named sally or jessica or melissa or something who discovered a secret passage-way to a haunted house, or maybe it was a portal to a haunted realm... i don't exactly remember. what i do remember is that i began just about every single sentence with "and then". i'd like to think that my written communication is currently more sophisticated that my 8-year-old self, but i have my doubts.
on the other hand, i know that i have been reading just the right amount of 18th century gothic literature when the word "countenance" starts to appear in my active vocabulary. first, i was watching neighbours (specifically the cindy-is-crazy storyline) and i was thinking that she'd turn out to have a split personality - evil cindy and sweet cindy, you know? - but i thought to myself "...maybe she really is just crazy, because her countenance doesn't appear to change at all from when she's being sweet to when she's doing evil things... ...dude, did i just use the word 'countenance' in a sentence inside my own head??". i did. the second appearance of this word was in a text message. a text message
. i was telling a friend that i was yet to establish the appearance, countenance and sexuality of my new neighbour (who is rumoured to be faggy... by me... based on what i could see through my peephole out onto the landing).
i'm really looking foward to the ladyfest fundraiser things this weekend!! most especially the mini market because even though it rained last week and was cancelled, it was still really fun; i don't have to go to work in the afternoon; there's going to be honey for sale and i love honey so much; ...that's all, i can't think of why else.
if there are any ladies who read this that i don't already know, if you want to sell things (such as art, crafts, zines, baked goods) at Ladyfest on saturday 10th september please tell me!! i'm booking stalls now!
|Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005|
Does anybody own "The Romance of the Forest" by Ann Radclyffe? I'm having trouble tracking a copy down and i need to have it read for a class in two weeks time. Please ask everyone you know!!!