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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2010|11:05 am]
My secret personal theory: in Starfleet in the reboot Trek universe, male Starfleeters are forbidden by regulation to wear the skirt uniform. Starfleet catches a lot of flak for this, but they're a traditional kind of organization in some ways, and the higher-ups have stuck to their guns- young men can't wander around with their bare thighs visible, dammit, it would be immodest! Not to mention distracting to the female officers and encouraging of inappropriate fraternization.

All the men are annoyed by this, of course. Pants are always more restricting of motion than a good sports skirt, they need to be cleaned (the women who get splattered with alien mud just wipe their legs off with a towel and move on), and they're uncomfortable when the heating system is working in excess (as is notoriously common on Starfleet vessels). And that's not even getting into how ridiculously retrograde and old-fashioned it makes them look- but hey, what're you gonna do.

And that's why reboot!Kirk spent three years wearing a minidress to off-campus bars. He's a rebel, baby.
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(no subject) [Oct. 23rd, 2009|02:06 pm]
I've been thinking about princesses.

The Halloween costumes on sale for girls still a bit too young for fishnets (under age five, say) look to be about seventy-five percent princess dresses. Which seems like a lot, though I can see the appeal of a pretty dress, and I went as a princess myself one Halloween when I was a kid- I was Princess Leia, in camo pants and wearing my mom's cylindrical hairbrush as a lightsaber because I was Leia from Return of the Jedi, but it was undeniably a princess costume. (Even if nobody had the first clue who I was.)

That led me to thinking: wouldn't it be cool to be able to get stuff done in the style of the Disney Princess merchandising where the princess was Leia? But there are a bunch of Disney Princesses, so you'd need some other princesses to hang out with her, right? So... what other awesome fictional princesses are there?

My list so far:Collapse )

Who've I missed? And what about Xena? She's a warrior princess, but I'm not sure if she's actually princess of anything.
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(no subject) [May. 10th, 2009|05:51 pm]
I can't find my phone.

I say this precisely: I can't find my phone. I have not lost my phone. It is somewhere in the middle of the north quarter of our living room. In the couch, I think. Three times now I've been called on it, and the ringing gets louder and clearer as I throw the cushions frantically off the couch (again), and yet I never quite attain phone-finding status.

Maybe it's in another dimension, whence only sound can travel.

If I ever do recover it, I am going to have so many missed calls.
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2009|05:56 pm]
[mood |creativecrafty]

The triumphant cry of the huntress home from the hills: I have acquired a swimsuit, and it fits, and I like it. This is the kind of event I felt was worth commemorating.

Also, I am now something like four-fifths done with the kneesocks I've been knitting since, I'm pretty sure, 2007. Maybe 2006. (These, if you're curious.) I know I've thought "Right, I'll step it up and get them done in time for this year's winter" at least twice now. ...Maybe if I really work hard I can wear them to graduation. Considering that, looking at my schedule, I'm going to graduate probably around the time DC gets around to making a Black Canary movie.
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(no subject) [Jan. 1st, 2009|02:52 am]
2009! *\o/* Less than a year until we can start saying "twenty" instead of "two thousand and"!
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(no subject) [Nov. 4th, 2008|10:27 am]
[mood |weirdcaffeinated]

Voted. No lines, which doesn't seem natural. Gave the poor guy with the stickers a bad moment, as I was wearing my racktacular Green Lantern tank top, which offers basically no place both flat and respectable- he eventually settled for sticking the sticker on the top of my shoulder.

Starbucks gave me free coffee. I am not, normally, a coffee drinker, but you don't turn these things down, right? And now I can't stop jittering.
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(no subject) [Nov. 1st, 2008|12:08 pm]
Went to a Halloween party last night dressed as Black Canary, Golden Age version. Won 'Sexiest Costume'. Feel pretty smug about this.

There was a guy there dressed as the Joker. It took great self-control not to go over, tap him on the shoulder, and punch him in the face.

Oh, man, it occurs to me now that I really should have dyed my hair red, borrowed a wheelchair, and gone around finding people in Joker costumes and running over their toes.
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(no subject) [Oct. 18th, 2008|12:52 am]
Y'know what? Jetpacks, zeppelins, and flying cars get too much press. I love them all, of course, don't get me wrong, but- it's the future. I want to commute in a powered parachute. I want to get a job in order to commute to it in a powered parachute.

Aren't they lovely? I want to see the alternate universe where those things are puttering across the sky, in rainbows and people's school colors and teenage girls' names written in glitter paint across the glider portion and banners for the political candidate of one's choice trailing off the frame. You could park on the roof!
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(no subject) [Oct. 10th, 2008|11:49 pm]
Look! It's Black Canary's socks!
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(no subject) [Aug. 28th, 2008|12:27 pm]
I've started doing origami in class. This is working out very well- it keeps me awake and more or less on the same planet, but requires so little focus that I can still listen to the lecture. My previous strategies consisted mostly of zoning out, reading under the desk, or both, so this is a marked improvement here.

...And now I have a box full of paper cranes.

I feel terrible about throwing them out. Should I hang them from the ceiling? Tape them to the wall? Sneak them into other people's backpacks? Set up little diorama scenes in the stairwells? Slip them on earring hooks and sell them on Etsy? Throw them out an eleventh-floor window like so much avian confetti? Burn them, as an offering to the Goddess of Idle Distractions? Set up a "Paper Cranes: Free To Good Home" box?
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