An interview with Eric Kripke, creator of Supernatural. Fun, fun reading! Vaguely spoilery in the way that he does answer reader questions, but only by answering "yes" or "no" or "we'd like to see that". Want more Supernatural now! Not tomorrow, now.
And, from fanthropology: creating reality. Quoting from windtear's original post:
(For those who don't/can't follow the link: A live-action RPG was hosted in the 1990s in an area near a wedding. Two mildly inebriated wedding guests stumbled into the LARP area. As the LARP scenario was basically 'people from Earth stumble into a magical world' all the players they encountered thought they were other players, and the guests thought they'd fallen into the twilight zone. The post is written by one player who encountered them, realized that they really weren't players, and tried to show them the way to leave without breaking character.)
The point of the post is that it only took two hours to convince two sane and reasonable people that the nature of reality had completely changed, simply by surrounding them with people who denied the possibility that it was not as they believed.
Read it. It's way cool stuff.
As for me, right now I'm on a five week long internship in four different local libraries. YAY! Finally doing something worthwhile with my time! So far, my program in Library and Information Science has been a huge disappointment to me, and I have yet to speak with a single graduate of the program who thought it was actually good. But. They do offer this opportunity to go out and experience what librarianship is all about for five weeks, and that has been so good I'm really suspicious and waiting for the other shoe to drop. ^^;; My job experiences so far haven't exactly been overwhelmingly positive, though I did like one of my two full-time jobs for the first couple of months. But nothing I've ever experienced before has been like this: fun, challenging, giving me enough freedom to use my own head, but still providing me with a stable environment and good working conditions. There are books and friendly people and even the little kids who come in are cute. Maybe it's because they come in to read. If they read, they can't be all that bad, can they?
It's wierd. It feels like I know what I want to be what I grow up, and that's a librarian. But I've never known what I wanted to be - not even when I started the LIS program! I was just doing it to do something. And now I'm liking it and I'm rather terrified it's just my crazy optimism and wanting to like everything, and any minute now I'll find out it's
actually the most horribly boring, miserable job ever.
I miss Kyoto like crazy. It hurts when I think about it, so I try not to, bit I keep being reminded... keep remembering. Wishing I was there. I miss xparrot and gnine and erhune, who are still there. I miss kagenami and avalonjones, who I met there, and could meet again if I was there. I miss the beautiful city of Kyoto, and the crazy that is Tokyo. I miss Japanese. I miss Japanese food, but my sweet vargen has tracked down a really good Japanese restaurant, that offers take-out other than just sushi! (Mmm, udon. And yaki-soba too!)
On the other hand, I don't know how I managed to survive without vargen for a year, because I miss him even if I'm just away for the day. We've been together for over eight years now, and anything I'd write about him or us would just be sickeningly sweet and fluffy, so I'll spare you. But I love him, and being with him makes me happy. So that's a good thing with being back in Sweden. I still really, really want to go back to Japan. But with him. (He likes Japan too! ♥)
In other random news, the gerbils are adorable as ever, and doing fine - both of them, even though Al has a bleeding tumor on his tummy. No, I don't really understand how that works, but he seems happy and curious and active, and not in any pain at all, so... If he's happy, we're happy. And lately it's been looking a bit better too, so here's hoping he'll soon be rid of it!
Oh, yeah. And I started reading Eyeshield 21... ^^;;