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Sunday, October 7th, 2007
4:53 pm - Just for fun...

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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You scored as Serenity (Firefly)

You like to live your own way and don't enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Serenity (Firefly)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Moya (Farscape)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


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4:03 pm
Whew! I've been busy lately; I was involved with the shoot of a short-film for the 'I Can See Queerly Now' Gay and Lesbian short-film festival (I was Production Designer - I did up all the sets and props for each shoot. Quite fun).  It was all vollenteer work, with long, sixteen-hour days, but very good experience for me since it's where I hope to go in my movie career.  All in all, I got more of an idea about the behind-the-scenes of cinematography.

The short-film industry is pretty big here in Australia, especially in Adelaide where I now reside, since there's a large mass of Uni and TAFE courses all over the place.  The group I was working with were all uni students or amature film makers helping each other out.  One thing I'll say for film making, it's very time consuming.  And always have a scene story-boarded; it saves so much time and effort on each shoot!

I'm hoping to start a TAFE course early next year in Stage Construction and Design, that is: the building of stage sets and crafting of props!  So very cool ^-^

Well, that's me for today! Just got a new job so I'll be waitressing at a cafe all next week... not so sure how I feel about it yet.

current mood: busy

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
1:35 am
It's late at night (or is it early in the morning?) and I've just realised it's been a while since I last updated.  I'm not the best at journals; I've never really seen the point of them, but I suppose their main purpose is reflection: it's a means for me to look back and see what I've done, of what has been and passed.  Here I can reflect, rant and voice my ideals and my ideas.  Here I can post stories and concepts to share with friends I rarely see; and in doing that I can also insure I remain connected to them in some way.

I guess that's one of the reasons I'm not good at writing in my blog: I'm generally disconnected to others unless they're right infront of me and even then I tend to be at arms-length.  A blog is like a friend you very rarely see and talk to, so I generally don't think to update.  I don't usually tie myself to others, and I'm not absolutely certain why.  It's not that I'm self-absorbed; if that were the case it would be extremely easy for me to write a blog, having an abundance of writing material to discuss.  But I've always been more interested in others than I have with myself: I simply feel as though I am an observer, rather than a participant.  I study people in an effort to better understand them, but I feel unable to truely be apart of anyone's life.

I think it's because I'm invisible.

I've always been the 'Plain-Jane' in the background; I've been ignored and overlooked.  I don't say this in mournful tones of anguish or self-pity; more in observant reflection.  I am generally unseen, socially, as though my very presence is somehow removed in the perspectives of others and I fade into the background.  It's rather like having an involuntary invisiblity power that you can switch off: one moment people see you, the next you're over-looked. And I don't think I'm alone in this.

But my question is: why?  I know ugly people stand out in a crowd just as readily as the beautiful people, but how is it that plain individuals disappear from people's minds as quickly as evaporating water?  Is it the mathematical equation of our facual structure that blanks us from the minds of others?  And if so, why?

I've heard stories by former spies on documentries on espionage, that those individuals that were the least noticable made the best spies (unlike what you see on 'Alias'); that the dull, uninteresting people - the ones that were common, plain and boring - were the ones who were never caught, because people just didn't see them!

Maybe I'm missing my calling?  I always fantasied about being a cat-burglar when I was a girl; maybe spy could be a possible job prospect for an unemployed invisible? ;p

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Sunday, May 20th, 2007
2:15 pm - Getting things out of the way...
Quick post just to add another chapter... ah fukit, here's two.

The Third:

And the Fourth:

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
1:21 am - I did a "Nerd" test... ;p
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Artistic Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Social Nerd
Anime Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Drama Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

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Saturday, May 5th, 2007
11:56 pm
Not much to report, just re-editing the short-film I worked on last week because it suck rancid bowel-fluids so badly it needed to be euthanized, beaten with a stick and then burned.  Hopefully the re-edit won't be quite so shitte!  There's going to be two edits: mine and a great block named Aslan's (he so cool ;) ), because we've both got good ideas to make it funny.  Somehow I'm hoping to display it online, if possible.  I'm not all that internet savvy so I'll have to work out how to upload it.

Anyway, as the subject states, this entry includes the second chapter of:

current mood: cheerful

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Saturday, April 28th, 2007
2:42 am
Whew! Long week! I've just finished a Film-making Bootcamp: fun, but I've now learnt what the expression "Hell is other people" really means! Meet more great people there than I did wankers,though, I'm glad to report! Now I've got ideas for short-films bubbling away in my head and they need placing on paper, so I'm henceforth to do so.

I'm also putting up the first chapter of my story:

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Saturday, April 14th, 2007
1:36 am - First post?
Well, it been a long time coming, but I've finally gotten around to making a journal entry; it only took around two years! ;] This first entry is basically to post a story I've been working on since early 2006. It's... interesting; if not to read than at least it was to write. You see the story was in fact an experiment on my part; a little dare I made with myself to actually complete a short-story as I so often fail to do so. It's not completed as yet, but it is close to being so.

The second part of the experiment was to effectively write in first-person, as I've never been good at doing so.

Initially this story was posted on FanFiction.Net, since it features the Harry Potter universe; unfortunately it didn't get very many reviews (in truth, it got three reviews all by the same person) and the reason for this remains uncertain since it didn't even get any criticisms either; it simply wasn't read.

So without further ado, I give you the Prelude of:

A Beginner's Crash-Course Guide to Dimensional TravelCollapse )</div></div>

current mood: contemplative

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