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Holy crap, it's been a busy day! So much for taking it easy after the long drive back from Florida!
"Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas
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I'm too afraid to say the words "I have a BF" because I'm afraid that once I say those words he will disappear. No, I don't have a BF, this is just a realisation.
I also realised that I am terribly afraid of being in a relationship or a quasi relationship or anything that resembles a relationship. I'm not ready to give my trust and my heart to anyone, I don't know if I will ever be ready to do (again).
My awesome, adorable, wonderful friend just found-out her live-in boyfriend has been cheating on her since June and they broke-up a few weeks ago and he's happily coupled-up with the other girl now! For some reason, I'm taking this really badly and am just so infuriated and sad for her.
When I first met him last year, I said to her, "Your boyfriend seems nice!" and she said, "...well. Nice isn't really the word for him."
Red flag...if you're telling people your boyfriend isn't nice...maybe you should run the other way!
Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh. I'm glad I don't have a boyfriend right now. That jerk!
I don't understand why people cheat. If you aren't happy, leave. Simple, especially if there are no kids involved.
One of my resolutions this year is not to spend my time ****ing someone else's husband. If I am getting red flags I am moving on. Not that I am interested in dating anyone. 2011 was horrible enough and I refuse to taint 2012 with relationships. If this is the year the world should end then I would like to accept myself before it does.
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do. "
I am used to reading FB posts about all the great things in your life but today's "I didn't do anything today" status update takes the cake. It's an update about NOTHING!
I admit I have posted an update like that once or twice out of sheer boredom and obnoxiousness toward all the, "I'm at ____________ doing _____________ and it's amazing!" posts being made constantly by some people. If it's so amazing, what are you wasting time on FB for instead of just enjoying yourself?
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden
I feel like I'm both consciously and subconsciously conducting experiments on what works on bouts of acid reflux. I have been eating more than I normally would of things that I've specifically read could cause issues, so of course I have a problem to try to cure. The spoonful of raw honey last night really worked, and it was soooo good. Best. medicine. EVER. Tonight, however, I went with ACV to see if that would work, too - except we don't have the raw form of that, so if it fails, I will not be able to consider the results of this test valid. I'm really hoping it works, though. My mix of ACV, apple juice and water was actually pretty tasty in an odd way, so at least I wasn't mean to myself.
I have a sneaking suspicion that normal people would go, "I have heartburn again. The internet says mixing raw honey, which I know works, into ACV cures it even quicker. I'll do that," instead of not even considering adding honey as a sweetener because that could skew the results of the ACV test.
Meh, whatever. Gonna put some clothes in a drawer and then it's Buffy time.
Last time on Buffy, Willow left England and Buffy discovered that Spike had been re-souled. Which he made sound like a deliberate choice, despite the fact that we all know it wasn't. This time, awwwww, the gang's all waiting for Willow at the airport! And Xander used yellow crayon to make a big "WELCOME BACK WILLOW" sign, because the yellow crayon is their thing, which is impractical for the visibility reason that Dawn's just pointed out, but sweet. I love that they're all there waiting to welcome her back. Romantic relationships can sure get shot to hell, but the friendships in this show are so loving and real. Really real: they don't need to have forgotten the past and be totally cool with everything to want her back - Dawn in particular, having had Willow try to turn her back into an energy ball, is a bit uneasy knowing she didn't exactly finish her "recovery course." Oh, no. No, no. You are not doing this. You are! You've split reality just so Willow won't get her warm welcome?? Ugh, you only did this because you hate happiness so much. It's not like we'll figure Willow deserves it for killing Warren. This is about the fear they won't take her back, right?
Will the others see the dropped notebook and/or watch it drop and know something screwy's going on and spend the episode trying to find out what, or are we going to have them all act confused and introspective until the last few minutes of the episode? Don't get me wrong, it is interesting seeing them be in the same place at the same time in different alignment somehow, but where are you going with this? It'd better be someplace cool, seeing as you've done away with what could've been a brilliantly heartwarming scene. No, Dawn. Giles is blaming Giles, but "we're blaming us" only works if you were ever a participant. You jumped straight to blaming Willow and you know it. Oh yay, Anya! Anya sees and talks to Willow. She's not with the Scoobies anymore so it won't solve the main timeline problem, but we get interaction. Oh HELL no, we are NOT going to give them a reason to suspect Willow. Noooooooo, I despise these kinds of set-up plots! So there's a dude with no skin at the construction site. Just go about looking for skinning demons while holding off on the assumptions. Can someone at least consider that Willow would likely change her MO for marks who didn't kill her girlfriend?
Nice touch throwing in Spike needing a rhyme that means the same thing as "glowing" - even in his current state, he has the soul of a bloody awful poet. I do like the irony of them having someone who can talk to both them and Willow at the same time, but that conduit being a madman. Madvamp. Whatever. HA! I must use Anya's "Come in! Enjoy my personal space!" I also must say that I enjoy the simultaneous "Was it you?" "NO!" after Willow described the state of the boy's body. Oh look, it's the same demon-seeking spell Tara sabotaged awhile back. Hee, Anya likes the shiny lights! Not so much the ash on her carpet, but Willow couldn't have known the demonic energy at the high school would get that insanely bright on the map. Um, how exactly does a demon paralyzing its victims, then cutting off and eating strips of their skin make it a parasite? Sounds to me like a predator that only partakes of a portion of its kill. This is a good exchange, though: "Should've put a leash on him." "Yes, let's tie ourselves to the crazy vampire." Ooh, did the show just comment on its own limitations on the feminism front when Dawn followed talk of making a database of demon bits with "and I could wear high heels more often," and then Buffy said, "Wow, that was so close to being empowered"? I'm not even sure what I'd make of that new level of self-awareness.
Bwahahahaha! Spike on Xander: "I'm insane. What's his excuse?" His moments of clarity continue to amuse me. Huh, it went for Dawn instead of actually-alone Willow first. Now they know that it's definitely that demon - but if they really do get paralyzed Dawn out and seal the cave, they're sealing Willow in with it, which either means that won't happen or Willow's being set up for some sort of psychological breakthrough in a cave with a skin-eating demon. Yup, she got sealed in. Creepy. Oh hey, the reveal of this demon actually works really well. Its voice is all creeper-ish and not otherworldly, so this gnarled bony green look is plenty. Ouch, it scratched Willow. LOL, Dawn's squeaking noises on the couch! I have no clue what she's saying now, but whatever it is sounds really funny. Go, Buffy and Xander! Go kill the creature in the cave, for the also-amusing reason that the paralysis is "permanent until the creature dies"! Gotta wonder if it's been interrupted before. Ew, ew, EEEEWWW!!! It took off a piece of her skin and ate it, so freaking gross! Hurry up, you guys! Hahahaha, I love how Anya's first idea is to move Dawn's limbs, to which Xander responds, "Oh! You're posable!", and Buffy, instead of being like "Don't pose my sister, you guys," responds with interest, "She's posable?" I'll accept this delay. Especially since now non-crazy Anya can mention seeing Willow and knowing where she went. ASDFGHJKL GROSS STOP SHOWING IT EATING SKIN BITS I GET IT OKAY?!
Willow has sparkled back into the same plane of existence as the others. Was it triggered by Buffy saying they're really glad she's back? That was weird. I'd like a half-ass explanation of some sort, please. Ah, so Willow accidentally made it happen by fearing they wouldn't take her back. Thank you! Awwww, Buffy actually and symbolically gives her strength to Willow to help her heal! What a sweet way to end the episode.
ETA: Buffy said Xander never thought Willow did it, to which Willow said he did a little, she even did herself, stuff about Buffy needing to voice hard facts as the Slayer, and Xander just didn't say it. But I just realized: yes, he did. He clearly both thought it and vocalized it. He's the one who turned to Buffy at the construction site after looking at the flayed body and said that he knew exactly what she was thinking, and "maybe Willow is back." Um, hello - Buffy, did you forget?
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My stomach's still unhappy...and there is a big ass bug of some sort on the overhead light in my room, and I have my flyswatter at the ready for if it moves, but it won't, and the cover for the light's not as tight as it ought to be, so I can't just go swinging and having broken glass get all over everything.
BUG! You are ugly and stupid and I hate you! I know you're going to terrify me if you do move, but I need you to do it so I can kill you and get to sleep already. I need you dead for my sanity's sake. Nothing personal. Now get off my light, compound eyes.
I got it to move and I swung and swung at it but I missed and now I have a big ol' splotch in front of my eyes and I'm all freaked out and I can't see it. Freaking bug, diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.