Apr. 12th, 2011

webcowgirl: (Theater)
The recording of the "As Yet Unnamed London Theater Podcast" made Sunday is available for your listening pleasure. If you don't care for theater, this will probably be deadly dull. On the other hand, Phil from the West End Whingers and Ian of Oughttobeclowns are actually my friends so for me it's just like sitting in a pub talking shit only trying to be better about taking turns.
webcowgirl: (reading is fun-damental)
I have been somewhat discouraged by the latest meme people have been doing, which I feel has questions that encourage gossip and stirring drama. This is of course not what we want to do online - we want to share information about ourselves. At least, that's what I'd like: and opportunity to learn about my friends and have them expand the horizons of my life. I'd like to encourage people to join in this book meme that [livejournal.com profile] robot_mel is doing. I am not going to be able to answer the questions due to brain fail for some things, but I'll do my best. Here's the meme so you can steal it. I will try to answer the questions myself starting this afternoon.

1. A fictional character you identify with and why The rest of the questions. )
webcowgirl: (Barbaro)
Wow. I've spent rather a lot of today going through my entries from 2003. I started because I was trying to figure out how I dealt with my last lay off (back in May 2003), but I've been reading through the whole series of entries with horrified fascination realizing that not only is this all going to end with me getting a job that I really loved, but that all of the support I'm getting during this period of time from my four girlfriends (C, R, M, and I) is about to evaporate at the end of the summer, leading to the state of extreme distress that plunged me so deep into depression that only the magic wonder of J, P, L & L here in the UK was able to pull me back out. And I'm still damaged from those girls turning their backs on me. And it's 2011. Wow.

I've been in a pretty good mood still from this last weekend but somehow I'm thinking I'd better stop reading this stuff so I can stay in a good state. But really, these postcards from another life are amazing for me to read now. Wish I'd known [livejournal.com profile] varina8 and [livejournal.com profile] ms_vermilion back then, things could have gone a lot differently. Not a one of the people I wrote about over the three months of reading I did is talking to me now.
webcowgirl: (Reading)
Right. The first question is hard:

1. A fictional character you identify with and why.

Um. I keep thinking it's going to be Madame Bovary or the lead character of the Awakening, but I just don't really feel like I'm the kind of person to passively sleepwalk through a tragic life that I've never tried to change. The problem with trying to choose a character from a book that I relate to is I don't know how my story ends. Am I a comic heroine, a tragic heroine, or a side character in some other story? I'm not sassy enough to be Becky Sharp and not ... Jane Eyre.

Wait. I remember. I identify with Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God. She felt like there was more to life than what she had, and she stuck her neck out to try to make a life that meant something to her, that felt real. She was passionate and impulsive but also suffered and struggled - but despite all this, she could still see how life could be amazing. And at the end, when she was broke and broken, she didn't regret a thing.

The rest of the questions. )

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