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I wish i could afford to go back to school.

Because being a dietician is starting to really, really appeal to me.


Feb. 25th, 2012 06:42 pm
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My new glasses: and, awesome music. You should totally come see them play at Bruisers on Thomas St on March 30th!
They are shiny and awesome and wonderful.


Jan. 28th, 2012 12:38 pm
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Under cut, a meme I nicked form [ profile] pickleboot

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Dec. 8th, 2011 01:44 am
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I am not the only one whose first umpulse after waching a movie/show is to find the kink meme, am I?
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RELATE ME! When you think of me, what is the first thing that pops into your mind related to me in the following 10 categories:

TV Show:
Other LJ user:
The first word you think of when you think of me:

Busy as hell in RL with event prep and other stuff. SUffice to say there is drama but when is there not?

and yeah the OFC fest is still on my mind too.
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Why do I want to find and if there isnt one, to run a fic festr celebrating the most maligned of fanficland' creatures, the OFC?

Cause let' face it - there are a lot of how qwhere it i really hard to write fic without having OCs around - for example, any villain-of-the-week show, if you wnat to write an episodelike fic, recycling jsut the old villains get old after a while. Or if you want to write an epic fic with tuff tha tan already epic word has not explored - you will need OCs. Like, people's old friends and parent and new villains and so on.

Am I the only one, guys? Cause I love as-kicking OFCs hard.
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Rob a bank. While naked and waving my penis around a lot.

Then, go have lots of sex.
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Nothin much going on. Bought some pinstripe trousers from a ccharity shop for 6 quid, so SCORE! Work is still evil. People still suck. I am still feeling very hermit-crabby about social networks.

Covenant and Modulate on Saturday, so wheee! I hope I can gush and make an arse out of myself at Mr. Montelius because damn. he owns my soul.

Now, I have dinner to cook. The Plan involves copoous amounts of meat. *nods sagely*


Jul. 1st, 2011 09:05 pm
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I have some vocal samples I need an opinion on. any of you guys willing to give them a listen?
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So as you may know, I love having my music providing device on shuffle quite often. I have if not a huge library, still a pretty big one with a lot of variety across genres and styles. This often causes me some WTFs, and the occasional hey that treally works should ot it down for DJing to other interesting eyebrow rasing reactrions.

Just now, my phone gave me these two songs one after another:

It may be just me, but to me? that WORKS. and it works HARD. And it made me go "wow that is scary"

You guys know by now that I am an old school conservationist and a genre purist. I get rabid when people misidentify music genres, but I nbever deny good music it's due. But then again, genres are fluid and subective things - on Discogs, Silence is Sexy, the album form which Sabrina comes from, is identified as "Electronic, pop" (with the substyles experimental and abstract) while Exit Ghost is identified as "Electronic" (with the sub syle ballad)

One of these songs, to me, is complex and layered and evokes different emotions with a rapid progression of rich imagery that engages the mind; rife with symbolism and multiple intrepretations and a rich, layered sound. One is less layered, but instead presents a deeply evocative story where a few words convey a wealth of not information, but of reflections of a specific world. it pulls you in and engages in a narrative level. And yet, in the fact that they evoke a deep reaction, they are the same. They bring out a reaction that is in the deeper, darker side - I hesitate to use the word "negative" but neither one of these songs paints a picture of hope and happiness now, do they?

What is also mportant, both artists seek innovation - EN in a scale larger than Faderhead, but still the drive to go far beyond the comfort zone is there. Do you really want me to nitpick specific influences and instrumentation and arrangement but quite frankly, I know I am not qualified and I know most of you would not care.

I hesitate to call Sabrina a "typical" EN song, as let's face it, it is very hard to say that a band that has spent thre past 30 years reinventing itself and its output could be typical anything, but Exit Ghost is an atypical faderhead track, as it is not a thumpy club style track with the express intent and purpose of getting people move their bodies on the dance floor. Nevertheless, it is still unmistablably a Faderhead track, and has the same qualities that ifentify the artist's other songs to me.

Remember me wafflinbg about genre? ah yes. Both of these songs are, to a lot of people, industrial. some would say one is and the other isn't. I personaly? Actually do fall into the latter category. to me, Einstürzende Neubauten is industrial. (amongst a lot of other things) Faderhead? is not. Post-industrial electronic music, yes, but not industrial. And guess what?

In the end, that doesn't really mean anythinbg. Because these are two good songs that work in different ways to evoke the same places in our hearts and heads, and the work together in a pretty nifty way. Doing it diferently dos not mean doing it wrong.

And now, I think I will go to sleep and when i wake up realise I sut wrote utter pointles drivel I no longer agree with, but for now, this is it.


Jun. 28th, 2011 12:49 am
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Lifew is busy, busy busy these days. Nick cave touched me, yadda ydadda.. lot of things I should probaly open up about but argh, tired. Sorry guys but there will be no epic WGT report this year beyond "Saw a lot of bands and had fun and drama" and yes, Bunny is still an asshole.

However what you can have now is my set lists from Dominion, Dublin this past weekend. it was hotter than a very hot thing in there and we seemed to sail with grace form one fail to another, but to quote Chip, the evening degenerated into success.


Sex Gang Children - Dieche
Wake - Christine
Psukai - She's A Model
Guilty Strangers - Guilty Bystaders

DJ Ara 11:30 - 12:00

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Where The Wild Roses Grow (Blixa Bargeld
Guide Track)
Einsturzende Neubauten - Morning Dew
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
19ninetynine - Vagabonds
Deviant UK - Wreckhead (Grendel Remix) (R)
Faderhead - Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois
Uberbyte - Money shot
Ladytron (R) - Seventeen


Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
Alien Sex Fiend - the Girl At The End Of My Gun
the Damned - New Rose
Rob Zombie (R) - Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)
Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It)
Ministry - N.W.O.
Rammstein (R) - Du Hast
OOMPH! - Augen Auf!

Aaand mine out of the last tagging bits we did:

Apoptygma Berzerk - Until The End Of The World
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
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Eh, community fail.

But yeah in other news casa Ara is currently Ara-occupied only. again.
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Now I am not her biggest fan but fuck yeah this rocks :D

(Now if only I could get a high quality MP3 of this...)

Well, fuck

Mar. 14th, 2011 05:00 pm
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weekends away awe awesome.

I just.. never expected this to hhappen. I.. sort of wen and... fellinlove.

with rugby.


Other than that.. not much else to add. cried a lot. good to be out of town. but yeah. Rugby. How the fuck did this happen?


Mar. 5th, 2011 12:18 am
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So my bridge jewellery took a swan dive into the sink.

I have, what, 9 hours or so tillI can get a new one?

Here's to sitting around with an effing safety pin on my face till then. XD
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Ok uys, this saturday at Dominion, I shall be DJing again. You will all be there, right? :D

other news, still lethargic, still crazy, still full of drama. Long midnight phone calls thend to mess with my head.... as tends haing conersations I am not sure what was said.

Life, as usual.

Oh, and has a bigass shitty cleopatra comåp for 4.99 - for 80 MP3s. Worth it jsut for the few good ones!
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Day 1: Ten things you want to say to ten people right now.
Day 2: Nine things about yourself.
Day 3: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day 4: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day 5: Six things you wish you'd never done.
Day 6: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).
Day 7 Day 9: Four turn offs.
Day 8 Day 10: Three turn ons.
Day 9: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day 10: One confession

Day 4

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5 questions! You know the drill, comment and I ask ye

these are from [ profile] c_hrista :D

1) If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?

I would like to go somewhere really really exotic. Forget everything for a while. Go for a long hike or a ride or something in somewhere that is jsut gorgeous nad far away from everything.. like Peru or something.

2) How did you find 2_lines?

Spotlight XD that would have been back in.. 04? I think...

3) Name something you like about yourself (non-physical).

Oh, balls. this is a hard one. I like to think I have anb excellent taste in music.

4) Why broccoli?

A few ages ago, I hated broccoli. Like, really really did not loike it. and hten out of the bloody blue - I started craving it. and somehow there was an acutal quest to get me some broccol and then someone made me this icona nd. yeah, I have embraced the broccoli cause lets face t, BROCCOL IS FUCKING AWESOME :D

5) Where does your username come from?

Once upon a tme, many many years ago, i was making characters for a game that never materialized. Including a pa r of twins hho wrere a total distaff counterpart ripoff of Raistlin and Caramon from Dragonlance. they were called Arabel and Mirabel. I made a typo in Arabel, it became Arabwel, i picked it for my own username and.. yeah the rest s history. Most people who know me know me as Ara, not as *realname*

Anyone want questions? :D
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Yup, happy holidays tiem again. I has a vegetable with a hat!

Y'all are heading out to Faderhead this Saturday, and to Dominion after? DJ Ara strikes again, and also celebrates her birthday ;)

Even with work beihng a Buinvh of Mugwumps, I am not letting this week go to waste!
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Step One

* Make a post (public, friends locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

* If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

* Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

* Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals, or holiday_wishes/wish_list) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

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