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Book, dreams, AI - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Book, dreams, AI
I like staying up late reading. I've been reading the third of the Tears of Artamon books, and I'm quite enjoying it, and have even stopped beating my head against the wall over obvious names like "New Rossiya" and "Francia." I like this one, I think, because after a nasty takeover and people being forced off their thrones and everyone behaving badly, circumstances are setting up that are making them work together anyway.

Of course, it produced one of those weird mornings of drifting in and out of sleep and having vivid but not very interesting dreams (eg, I dreamed my computer was cut off, and actually woke up thinking I'd have to plug everything back in again, and was kind of surprised to find everything exactly where I'd left it). Though I did end up back in @#)$*(& Perry, which hacked me off. I couldn't wait to leave when I lived there, and I rarely enjoy being there in dreams, but I seem to dream there more than anywhere else. My brain is looking for something, and I wish it would just find it so I can dream about places I actually like.

I taped the wrong hour last night, and had to check online spoilers. Sigh. Kevin definitely was going to go early--he's missing something--but it's a shame that it happened on the first week I've seen him perform that I thought he was really good and had found a niche for himself. Heck, I even gave him some votes. Which probably jinxed him.
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camry_1 From: camry_1 Date: March 23rd, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Places in dreams

Funny you should mention that you keep dreaming about Perry. I keep dreaming that my husband and are going back to college, and trying to fit our now-large family (four kids) into the same little condo we lived in way back when. I have a variation of this dream almost every other night. I suppose the obvious is that I'm subconsciously trying to get back to a simpler time, but it's so strange to me that it repeats so often.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 24th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Places in dreams

I always try to figure out what I can use in my dreams. Obviously, you don't subconsciously want to fit everyone in that place, but maybe you could incorporate something you enjoyed there into the present?
arclevel From: arclevel Date: March 24th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
We may both have jinxed him. This week was the first time I'd ever voted (this is the first season I've actually followed it, rather than catching an occasional episode). I thought that really was a good choice for him, and I thought he did it well. It probably hurt him that it was a slightly more introspective song, and that he started it quietly. That was perfect for the song, but the format of the competition very much favors songs being belted out and sung *to* someone (via the audience as a whole) than being sung to oneself. Two of the several reasons I wouldn't do very well on the show. You know, besides the fact that I don't have enough talent. :-)

Also, did you notice that Simon's comment to Kevin on Tuesday nearly approached tact?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 24th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know--Simon's going soft. ;)

It could be the introspective thing; I have a feeling more introverts than extroverts would be into that performance. But it's still too bad that he got voted off on his best performance week.
chienar From: chienar Date: March 24th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
but... aren't you just dying to repeat that walk all the way from the high school UP the hill to your old house (or even worse... to my old house... J's doesn't count since it was so close to the HS)..

Or maybe... the store room across from the OLD guidance office, where we could get into the gravel basement for OM?

But... one must realize... that the current police chief back there... graduated the year -AFTER- I did... *withholds any further comments*

My folks still live around there and I rarely go back... Haven't been since April 2004... I sure can't blame you for not wanting to go back there.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 24th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Lord. Walking to your old place from the school... That's a scary thought, and I walk more than a lot of people I know. Walking to my old place would be bad enough!

And don't forget--there's toxic waste in the gravel basement. I know this because all the other kids said so. And 'cause it smelled horrible.

Yeah. The police chief's older brother was in my year.
olympe_maxime From: olympe_maxime Date: March 24th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fern, I had to tell you: I was over at the Quill reading through some pages of discussion about Snape and Dumbledore, and somebody was saying it was weird how many people in the Marauder generation Dumbledore was close to. And then somebody else said "but then he got stuck with just Snape to talk to for the next 12 years, he doesn't seem especially close to anyone else". I immediately hit reply and started writing, "Remember that time when McGonagall is in the hospital wing after the Stunner attack, and she's talking about the students she always remembers years after they're gone - and then Dumbledore tugs on her hair and says, 'They become a good deal more interesting when they grow up.' Dumbledore has a really sweet relationship with McGonagall!"

Then I try to recall which chapter of OotP this is - and that's when it hits me. It's from Shifts. The whole damn scene is from Shifts.

You mess with my mind, girl. It's unnerving.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 24th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
:cackles evilly:

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