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Hi. I'm L.A.
I was around about a year ago, then disapeared.

As for who I am, I do , , and am a former . I consume lots of media, like , , and . I am also an outdoorsy person. I a bunch and some. As for work, I am a trained musician, but my last job was tech. I'm focusing on art and writing again.

Boy, that was boring, and a lot of info! Mostly I just say stupid stuff online or make judgements. *Grins*

Tried drawing in an app, like a full blown drawing and not just a sketch or quick painting. Ouch, ma fingies!

(Eye contact)

Today, I still think soundtracks are interesting, if I find the right ones. It's like finding the friend I wish I had to expose me to new or interesting music.

While I have a greater ability to look up bands on my own and do research, it's fun to see the world through another's eyes or experience what other people know about music.

My favorites right now are:
Russian Doll s2
Our Flag Means Death s1
Umbrella Academy s1

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When I was a kid I couldn't afford much music so I really loved soundtracks. I picked them carefully. My top 3 were The Drew Carey Show, the Austen Powers movies (1&2) and Garden State.

From Drew Carey I learned about Joe Walsh, Iggy Pop, Tower Of Power, and others.

From Austen Powers I learned about The Flaming Lips, Burt Bacharach, The Who, some really interesting 60s music I'd not been exposed to.

From Garden State I found The Shins, Nick Drake, Iron and Wine and it opened a whole new world of Indie music to me which helped me find other new & old bands (probably the most influential cd I ever owned).

Drinking song playlist, cw: alcohol mentions 

Made a drinking song playlist with various genres. My partner's request. Not all of the songs are traditional drinking songs.
Playlist link: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJi

I tried to keep it happy, with different types of alcohol or drinking styles. A few wistful songs snuck in. I toyed with adding songs similar to SIA's Chandelier. Wondering where the too depressing/ethereal art line is. Buckley/Nina Simone was close to that line for me. Beautiful song, though.
Another issue I have. My musical knowledge bias really shows when making lists. I keep trying to branch out more, but you can still tell where my strengths lie, i.e. 70s-00's, jazz, rock, folk.

My favorite O Brother, Where Are Thou? trivia is that George Clooney had his Kentuckian dad record all his lines so that Clooney could listen to and memorize them with the proper accent. When Clooney showed up for filming and started saying his lines, the Coens were like "dude what is wrong with you, why aren't you saying the swears?" and that is when Clooney realized his dad had substituted all the swears with gosh darns and shoots.

Got so into my 11th Doctor rewatch that I (almost) forgot I had 2 Ms. Marvels, and Irma Veps to watch, as well as a whole new season of Umbrella Academy.

What to watch first? ☂️🦸‍♀️🦇

I didn't mean to stay up to 3am, yet again, but here I am. Tonight it was an Elliott Page interview that led to a Taika interview and reading to wind down. This is becoming a bad habit. I should probably manage my time better.

This year the oddest thing happened. Summer weather started on the summer solstice. It went from moderate and rainy spring to warm summer just like that, *snaps*.

Kinda neat.

I think it used be a bit like this, just not in a decade or so. Now it's a novelty. *Sad reality sets in*

apparently when people complained to the Public Universal Friend about the androgyny of their dressing style, their response was "I am not accountable to mortals". Like Garrisson Davis notes, trans culture hasn't aged a day

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Not too bad representation of bees and lavender. Actually impressed. Kind of questioning 3 down and 2 across. Is that evolution?

It never fails, on one of the first warm nights of the year, someone has a bonfire inside of a barbeque in the apartments nextdoor. I don't know if I should be impressed at the stubbornness and ingenuity or annoyed.

Either way, my ears are plugged from smoke.

A person who loves the rain could be called a ____________.

If you don’t know take your best guess.

Please boost to get more responses.

Check back tomorrow for the correct answer.

Three things about :

An author in the past couple years I found, who I adore, is Becky Chambers. Her scifi is fantastic, and her first book from her new robot series is a new favorite, I think.

I am going through a slump where I am reading several books at once because none are clicking with me. Some I put on pause. I hate that I can't plow through those types of books. A week ago I picked up a cheap YA and it's the type of book I'd love to be able to write: I'll Give You The Sun.

I find it weird that my favorite book is Pride And Prejudice, but I love scifi and fantasy.

I compromised with myself. I started writing two things: one is a story about gender identity the other is a fanfic. I'm hoping that by writing the two simultaneously I can infuse the enthusiasm I have for the fanfic characters into making interesting and enjoyable characters in my own original work. That's what usually keeps me from finishing, I get bored with the characters.

I had a story I kept writing in HS because I loved the characters. I tried to go back and finish it. Sad to see that it wasn't well written/well planned as a story so I stopped.

But, at least I know I am capable of doing it.

Back To The Future III 

This was my favorite of the 3 as a kid. I used to love the old west.

My impressions:

Clara is a better female character than any other BTTF women. Funny, well rounded, a good match for Doc, I like her.

Why is Buford's gang so grimy? I have thoughts, but not enough space to rant.

The old west is such a fun but super problematic era.

Why even hire Elizabeth Shue? At least give her a bigger part.

I still love the nod to old school time travel at the end.
#movies #film

I got so focused on a task I was having fun with I didn't realize I skipped half of the directions. I should just pretend I meant it that way in the first place.

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