Keeping it vaguely imaginary

Wine gums, envy, pieces of rainbow
In the beginning the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

You know the black bits in bananas? Are they tarantula's eggs?
About Me and Friending Policy

Me: mid-20s, female, Californian, former English major, very liberal, obsessed with stories. I would love to travel more if I had the money. I love going to cons and seeing my favorite bands and comedians live.

Other places you can find me:

I am the only active mod for booshslashhaven

Friending policy: if you friend me and I can tell that from your profile that we have interests or LJ friends in common, I will add you back without question. You don't even have to comment, although you may if you want to introduce yourself! If I won't be able to tell why you've friended me from your profile, I suggest you leave a comment on my friends only post to explain why you want to add me.

Authors and Books

I like to read a lot of books, especially sci-fi, fantasy, and YA. Some favorites:

Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Lois McMaster Bujold (Vorkosigan Saga ♥)
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino
Susanna Clarke (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell ♥)
Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
Diane Duane (Young Wizards series)
The Liar by Stephen Fry
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Neil Gaiman (my favorite author of all
Diana Wynne Jones
Ann Leckie
Yoon Ha Lee
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Terry Pratchett (Discworld ♥)
Rainbow Rowell
Donna Tartt
Megan Whalen Turner
Connie Willis
P.G. Wodehouse


Favorite show: Doctor Who (old and new)

I'm a big fan of British television/British comedy including...
A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Black Books
Green Wing
Inside No. 9
The IT Crowd
Jeeves and Wooster
The League of Gentlemen
Life on Mars (UK)
The Mighty Boosh
Peep Show
The Thick of It
Would I Lie to You

Other stuff
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Flight of the Conchords
Parks and Rec
Twin Peaks


I'm a devoted fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I always see all those movies.

If someone asks my favorite movie, I would usually pick Run Lola Run or In Bruges.

Other movies I've loved: Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road, Attack the Block, Moon, 28 Days Later, Amelie.

I'm a big fan of the movies of Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) and Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive, Dead Man, Down by Law, Stranger than Paradise).

I love Bollywood movies and have seen quite a few of them; my favorites are Om Shanti Om and 3 Idiots. I like old Preston Sturges and Hitchcock movies too, and I adore Humphrey Bogart.


Music: IAMX, David Bowie, The Cure, The Beatles, Modest Mouse, Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Talking Heads, many more.

Video games: I'm not a dedicated gamer, but I do love Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect series, Dragon Age series, Dishonored, Half Life 2, Portal 1 and 2, and the Sims 3.

I'm a big fan of a number of comedians, favorites including Ross Noble, Tim Minchin, Noel Fielding, Russell Brand, Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Simon Amstell, and Eddie Izzard. I've seen six of them live, and am waiting for my chance to see the other two!



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There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty.

The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer?


There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
3 idiots, abed nadir, adam hills, adventure time, amanda palmer, american gods, am�lie, annie edison, arcade fire, arctic monkeys, attack the block, avengers, bad machinery, being human, benedict cumberbatch, bill bailey, black books, black widow, blackadder, bollywood, british comedy, buffy the vampire slayer, captain america, casablanca, charlie brooker, chris corner, cillian murphy, community, connie willis, craig ferguson, david bowie, david mitchell, david tennant, dead set, dhoom 3, diana wynne jones, diane duane, discworld, district 9, doctor who, douglas adams, dresden dolls, duke special, dylan moran, eddie izzard, edgar wright, fry and laurie, good omens, green wing, h2g2, half life 2, harry potter, hitchiker's guide, hot fuzz, house, hugh laurie, iamx, in bruges, in the loop, iron man, jacques tati, jane austen, jane eyre, jeeves and wooster, jeff winger, jim jarmusch, julian barratt, kaiser chiefs, karen gillan, league of gentlemen, life on mars, lois mcmaster bujold, loki, look around you, marvel, mass effect, matt smith, mcu, megan whalen turner, miles vorkosigan, miranda, miranda hart, mirrormask, misfits, modest mouse, monty python, moon, mythology, neil gaiman, never mind the buzzcocks, noel fielding, om shanti om, only lovers left alive, oss 117, p.g. wodehouse, peep show, peter capaldi, pixies, portal, portal 2, psychoville, pulp, qi, richard ayoade, robert smith, robots in disguise, ross noble, run lola run, russell brand, scarlett johansson, scary go round, scott pilgrim, seven psychopaths, shaun of the dead, sherlock, sherlock holmes, simon amstell, simon pegg, sneaker pimps, spaced, stephen fry, talking heads, terry pratchett, the avengers, the beatles, the colbert report, the cure, the daily show, the it crowd, the joker, the king of attolia, the mighty boosh, the queen of attolia, the sandman, the saragossa manuscript, the sims 3, the thick of it, the thief, the world's end, the young ones, thor, tim minchin, tom baker, tom hiddleston, top gear, torchwood, vorkosigan saga, winter soldier, ylvis, young wizards