Life in a Facebook Status

The Twirl and Swirl of Letters

needs to find The Invisible Man

finished her book, has nothing to read and supposes that she could reread Master and Commander for the 12th time.

thinks she saw Neil Gaiman walking around outside of the MFA.

wonders where Kevin the Turkey has wandered off to.

is a doctor, not an astrophysicist

is thoroughly entertained by the fact that there is a Bow Street Runners computer game.

loved Star Trek and wants to see it again

feels like Phoebe on that episode of “Friends” when she gets a cold and as a result has a sexy singing voice…except no sexy singing voice here.

GAH. Why is LOST so awesome? And why do I have to wait for next season?

is on a boat.

wonders who would win: James Bond, Jason Bourne or Jack Bauer?

thinks there should be more fairy stories about the police.

lives in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.

 hurt her wrist blogging. It’s inevitable.

wonders if it is a good idea to reference Monty Python in her philosophy paper.

wishes that getting enlisted by Jack Bauer to save America from impending doom was a legitimate reason not to do homework.

A collection of some of my favorite statuses. 

On Webcomics

General Geekiness

I love webcomics. I like looking at other people’s artwork and reading stories that they’ve come up with. There’s a certain thrill that comes when realizing that, yes, today is Wednesday and that means there’s a new xkcd (and also LOST, but not this week alas).

There’s something special about webcomics. They don’t exist in the tangible realm, and yet they are so vibrant. Growing up, I didn’t have access to comic books. Batman wasn’t a part of my Saturday morning cartoons. I discovered comics in high school, devouring old school Marvel, the Alan Moore DC comics, Sandman, and so forth.

Then I figured out that there were people writing these for the web, and that was was the end.

Some of the first comics I discovered were xkcd and Fey Winds. They still endure as ones I go back to again and again.

But my favorite is probably Skin Deep. It’s got everything I could want–fantasy, adventure, mythological beings. I’ve been reading it almost since the day it debuted.

And the newest one I’ve found? Dead Heaven. This one is only in the prologue, but I really like the art.

On Coraline

General Geekiness

It’s definitely cute. It’s definitely creepy.

All said, I’m not sure what I think about Coraline. I definitely enjoyed it, but at the same time, was really creeped out.

I didn’t read Neil Gaiman’s book prior to seeing it (I know, bad bookworm), but I had an idea that it would be strange.

The movie kept me entertained the entire time; I never felt bored or antsy. Coraline felt like a real kid. She wasn’t perfect, like some kids’ movie heroes; in fact, I found her bratty and annoying. But that isn’t a bad thing. Her dreams were vivid and felt like real dreams.

I thought that the artwork was spectacular. I wish that I had seen Coraline in 3D. It really would have come to life then!

The worst part of the movie was the annoying little ghost kids. Their voices were bland and poorly acted. They might be dead, but Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride certainly showed that the dead can be lively.

All in all, its a cute movie. Kids over the age of 12 (or younger ones who can easily distinguish reality from movies) should enjoy it. Parents will like it too.