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01 January 2012 @ 04:53 pm

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."

--Anais Nin

(feel free to contribute.)

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------>psst here is my friend's only thing so it doesn't get lost among the public entries: an introduction of sorts. say hi and introduce yourself there, please! mixes & miscellanea will be unlocked, but all personal stuff is friends only.
28 November 2010 @ 07:09 pm
sometimes i need a revelation
a personal mix

.zip file

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a failed love entropyCollapse )
Current Mood: busy
21 May 2010 @ 12:05 pm
stolen from pictureplaces 

Video Interview Meme
Ask me anything you want to, and I will post my answers in a video.

Current Mood: bored
07 April 2010 @ 10:58 pm

download .zip file
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[a mix about learning to trust]
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Happy bestest birthday, [info]defyingstars Mary aka my first & forever LJ friend!

I promised you this mix so long ago, I don't even know when. So I thought I'd finally get to posting it. I hope you enjoy it!

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+++if anyone wants an individual song, let me know & i'll be happy to upload! i'm also not sure where the image originated, so if it's yours let me know & i'll give proper credit.
Current Mood: okay
06 October 2009 @ 09:32 pm

sweeting: a mix dedicated to my best friend skybluevinyl
some songs that are memories, some about our friendship :)

.zip includes tracklisting & coverart

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14 July 2009 @ 01:35 pm

a by-no-means comprehensive list of books that have influenced me in some way.

and some badly-written descriptions of why.

1. dangerous angels - francesca lia block
while not the first book i read by FLB, dangerous angels was one of the most significant. i was in middle school and couldn't stand anything about it. but in this book i found magic and i found love. i was witch baby, wishing to be cherokee bat. i was weetzie, waiting for my secret agent lover man.

2. all about love - bell hooks / the art of loving - erich fromm
more recently, i have been consumed by learning about love. i was introduced to bell hooks by a college class on peace studies and through hooks i learned about fromm. i cannot even begin to say how eye-opening these have been for me. i realized the reason i was always so unhappy in my relationships: i didn't even know the definition of love. my concept of love had been altogether incorrect. i'm still learning, redefining, searching for more answers but i couldn't have begun to start all of this without these books.

bell hooks presents a feminist angle while fromm explores many types of love (and though he is pretty much a heterosexist, he makes a lot of good points otherwise). fromm's book also has one of my favorite quotes:

"If I truly love one person I love all persons, I love the world, I love life. If I can say to somebody else, 'I love you,' I must be able to say, 'I love in you everybody, I love through you the world, I love in you also myself.'"

3. animal, vegetable, miracle - barbara kingsolver
this book chronicles a family's attempt to become "locavores," aka those who only eat locally-grown food. it not only challenged what i always thought about the food i ate, but also my attitudes towards food. this is something i want to do eventually, once i have the choice (my family is very resistant to my nagging). it has made me keenly aware and paranoid and suspicious when i see anything from a box proclaiming to be a miracle food. the only miracle foods are, you know, real ones.

4. the bell jar - sylvia plath
there is no denying this is the book that most of my friends associate with me. i've read it over and over again, underlining, finding new things. i first read it in middle school (a time when i began to develop taste) and the rest is history. oh, angst, how i don't miss you. (i own three copies of this book, all with different covers. hah!)

p.s. this song reminds me of whales and is so, so lovely: shot in the back of the head - moby
Current Mood: groggy
05 July 2009 @ 10:01 pm
i have lots to say. little will. so, pictures.

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Current Mood: okay
Current Music: monotone - katy rose