July 27th, 2004

cloudburst

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From Neil Gaiman's journal, officialgaiman, in which he answers a lot of fans' questions.

This one puzzled me when it came in. Short, to the point, but a little opaque.

Can i have a short summary of each chapter please?, I need it because it is for my journal I will thank you so much.

But when that was immediately followed by the equally desperate,

I really need it if you do not mind, thank you, I will give the credit that you need.

How could I say no? So: A short summary of each chapter. Er. Right.

In Chapter One we meet Johnny Theremin.
In Chapter Two we learn all about the Men Without Tents and why they claim to need an original 78 rpm recording of Raymond Scott's "Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Cannibals" so badly.
In Chapter Three Johnny Theremin is locked out of his office by the landlord, and Morris Glanz buys (but does not eat) a bar of chocolate.
In Chapter Four Millicent loses her glove, and the dinosaurs attack. Tap-dancing occurs. Johnny Theremin is beaten over the head with a blunt instrument. (Later revealed to be a bassoon.)
In Chapter Five Johnny learns to snorkel, and The Faceless Chickens make their first move.
In Chapter Six Johnny meets Belladonna (who advertises herself professionally as "Slippery When Wet") and loses her again, in tragical circumstances.
In Chapter Seven we discover a cache of Raymond Scott Quintette records, and finally understand why the aliens are so scared of trellises.
In Chapter Eight the secret of Millicent's glove is finally revealed, as are Miss Belladonna's unusual physical characteristics. Once more Johnny Theremin is beaten over the head with a blunt instrument. This time it's a harpsichord.
In Chapter Nine The Men Without Tents return, bearing omelettes. Terrible things are proposed. Omelettes are regurgitated.
In Chapter Ten, Johnny pays the rent, and is finally allowed back into his office, where Millicent discovers her true self, behind the sofa. The aliens ascend with the Other Glove, but not before persuading the Faceless Chickens to leave humanity alone. Probably. For this week.
And at the last, in the Epilogue, Belladonna eats the late Morris Glanz's bar of chocolate.

You're welcome.
Dissent - Jefferson

Children

From the exceedingly witty journal of assassinscloak.

On day 1 of her six day holiday.

~*~

Evening

Did present the children with char-grilled chicken soup, garlic bread and mushroom pizza for dinner, which they proceeded to apply liberally to their hair and faces.

Did dump them in the bath to wash off home-made beauty treatment; did put first beautiful cherub to bed at 7:30pm, and the second at 8:30pm.

Did put them both to bed again at 8:45pm, 9pm, 9:15 and 9:30pm.

Did begin to nod off after Pagans (the channel4 series, not the children -- they be little devils).
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Kicking Your Ass

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A gynecological examination is a fascinating thing. For example, during the preliminary interview, it can teach you how, as a seventeen year old female, you pretty much fail at living on the edge. "Do you drink?" "No." "Smoke?" "No." "Do drugs?" "No." "Are you sexually active?" "No." "Have you ever been?" "No no no no no." "Are you one of those people who never leaves your house and will one day own seventeen cats and a whole lot of house plants?" "Yay! It's a question I can say 'Yes' to!" I'm going to have to start working on some of those as so far I'm clearly a little behind in the game. --ladyjaida

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Since every community seems to be turning into a rating community, I'm turning my journal into a rating journal.

Rules:

1: required posting - none (comments either)
2: one "yes" vote gets you in for life - one can vote one's self in before being a member
3: 100 "no" votes are required to boot someone
4: each "yes" vote negates 100 "no" votes
5: all current friends start out automatically in
6: all members have unlimited auto-accepts, which they can use on themselves
7: nudes are welcome, but they have to be of one's self
8: rate yourself or anyone else on any set of criteria and using any scale
9: I love strawberries

I guess that's it.


- graey42, here
new meez, default

Between a rock and a hard place...

France annuls its first gay wedding.

The tribunal in Bordeaux declared the marriage of Stephane Chapin and Bertrand Charpentier "null and void".

The mayor, Noel Mamere of the Green Party, was suspended for a month after defying government warnings that he would be breaking the law when he wed the two men in the town of Begles. Justice Minister Dominique Perben had already declared the wedding invalid.

Social conservatives will have to decide what irritates them more: gay marriages, or finding themselves in agreement with France.


- the frequently-quotable tdj
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springtime the pony

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spectacular unleashes the capslock of rage:

THE BASEMENT IS FLOODED. I JUST RUINED A PAIR OF GOOD SHOES SAVING THE CATS WHICH ARE KEPT DOWN THERE BECAUSE THEY TRY TO ATTACK ANOUK. ONE OF THEM SHREDDED UP MY LEG WHICH IS A RATHER FETCHING ARRAY OF RED AND PURPLE AT THE MOMENT. TWO ARE STILL STUCK UP IN THE RAFTERS AND WON'T COME DOWN AND THIS IS THE SIXTH TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED.

YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I'M PISSED. WHICH I EXPRESS IN GRATUITOUS ABUSE OF CAPS LOCK.

I'D APOLOGISE TO THE NEW PEOPLE ON MY FRIEND LIST RIGHT ABOUT NOW AND INFORM THEM THIS IS A VERY RARE OCCURRENCE HOWEVER FSKGJHSFKJGHSKFJGH


The comments go on to describe how her cats are trying to eat her.