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In recent news:

1. My sister and I are having an almost-relationship again.
2. University's been pretty good (apart from the timetable, which is a bitch).
3. I haven't yet had any screaming matches in ethics, but we're doing abortion at some point, so I'll wait.
4. I've recently got into the That Guy With The Glasses fandom (by which I mean I'm actually writing fic instead of just prompting it on the kink meme) and I joined the Treehouse. This is going to be fun.
5. I am kitten, hear me roar.
6. There is no number six.
7. Harry Harrison died. May he forever rest in peace, and may he pull off continual unhindered capers of such magnitude that we can only dream of.
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OK, so I went to the Fiend Fest gig and it was... interesting.

Beforehand, I met my best friend's pet masochist (there's a sentence I didn't think I'd say any time soon) who really is quite nice, though he smiles too much. Once we compared spiky things and got a taxi through the pouring rain, we got into Hermann's Bar.

This was problematic.

See, unlike the Manning Bar, which was absolutely huge and had a proper stage and heaps of room, Hermann's is a one-room bar with a small stage you could barely swing a cat around. We were faced with an oxymoron: there were both too many people and not enough people. As Grace later said, bands like the ones we had playing need lots of people for the right atmosphere. Fiend Fest, on the other hand, didn't have enough people for that atmosphere, but at the same time, they had too many for such a small place. (Not enough seating, either). 

We ran into Wendy and Pete (as in Crane, as in Shiv-r) again, and it went exactly the way I expected. Wendy, you see, is one of the nicest and friendliest people on the planet, while Pete is (rather unexpectedly) introverted and quiet. So while I had more than a few talks with Wendy, I said a brief hello to Pete and that was about it. Also, they both went blonde. Pete looks good with a blond fringe, and Wendy looks good blonde, but I think she needs to grow her hair.

Anyway, the first band were Viral Millennium. They were surprisingly good. They did a hilariously metal cover of Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi' that Grace and I adored, and Grace was really into their music. Next up were Novakill, who consisted of two surprisingly older guys singing political-activist songs. OK, but a little boring, methought. 

In between bands, I spent a lot of time in the bathroom bitching to Grace about how, outfit-wise, I was outclassed by nearly everyone else there. Grace just pointed out how spiky my spiky bracelets were.

Then next up were Shiv-r. They were amazing, as usual. Pete is really fantastic live- he has heaps of energy and he's really aggressive. Even better, while they played the songs I expected ('Blood Spatter', 'Parasite', 'Hollow Mask', 'Pharmaceutical Grade'), they swapped out 'The End' and 'Stripped' for the ones Grace and I were hoping they'd play- namely, 'Zeitgeist' and 'Taste'. Unfortunately, there was one minor problem: how the hell do you look away when one member of the band is wearing a quarter of a shirt, and the other is wearing a latex thing that barely comes down to her thighs? Not to mention her corset, which... was tight, shall we say.

I sincerely hope nobody connected to Shiv-r ever reads this. If they do, I'm sorry. I mean, I'd be sorry even if they didn't. Just saying.

After Shiv-r were Hanzel und Gretyl. They were fun. Unfortunately, I forgot my golden rule: I find it hard to enjoy a concert if I only know a few songs. So while I picked out 'Das Boot' and I stuck around to rock along with 'Third Reich From The Sun' (which was amazing, BTW), I ended up sitting most of it out due to boredom. Well, that and I spent a fair bit of time wondering whether Vas Kallas is a guy or a girl. (She's a girl. It was the lighting.)

I sincerely hope nobody connected to Hanzel und Gretyl ever reads this. See above.

And after them were Hocico.

If you're wondering how to pronounce it, according to Wendy, it's 'oh-see-ko', but due to the fact that the majority of people there were Australians, it was more like 'hoh-see-ko'. The earlier concert rule applied to them too, unfortunately, so while everyone around me were dancing like maniacs, I was standing there contemplating philosophy. Not kidding, there was no room to move. Unfortunately, I also started having problems breathing, so I got the hell out of there. 

It's impossible to have a conversation when bands are playing.

Anyway, aside from that: I finally discovered an alcohol combination I can enjoy (vodka raspberry), I got hit on by two guys and a girl (at least, the girl danced *really* close to me, and I think she thought I was straight, which is probably why she made abrupt excuses and left), I have two new shirts, and I discovered that A, eyeliner is hard to get off, and B, DestroyX's eyeshadows are *impossible* to get off. You need soap and water. Seriously.

Also, despite being the freaking *Fiend* Fest, they still haven't got out the next issue. Not cool, dudes. Not cool.

Anyway, how have you all been?
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Been watching season 2 of Leverage, just started. It's been great, I haven't had to fast-forward it once, but I hate the kid in the first episode. Like, there's nothing really objectionable about her, but she's so obviously sweet and nice and full of goodness and innocent and all that shit that I'm just irritated. People like that only ever irritate me.

Also, new things:

- I have a new computer. This has been interesting, and I'm still working out what it does.
- I have lots of new music. This has made me a lot happier.
- I have had an almost-relationship with my sister.
- My story is currently on hold as university is taking a lot of time up.
- I'm seriously considering writing a very meta Mass Effect fanfic.
- I should not be given an Xbox any time soon as I can't play for shit. (I finally got a chance to play Mass Effect 2 at a friend's place, but I kept forgetting what did what, I couldn't do anything right other than talk and the only way I actually killed anyone was when I head-shot him accidentally.)
- I have fallen in love with Leverage.
- I rediscovered my love of Maroon 5.
- OK, I only ever loved "She Will Be Loved", though it was a close call sometimes (in Year Seven, I was on a school trip and on the way back the entire bus sang "She Will Be Loved" the entire way back, which was slightly more than an hour or two. Although, I will give it props for being better than that time on the school bus when the seniors sang Aerosmith's 'Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' for the the entire time, for about three days straight, there and back, and they only knew the chorus).
- All right, I knew the chorus of "Makes Me Wonder" too, but anyone with a pulse a few years ago knew the chorus.
- Adam Levine is fucking hot, and I don't care what Todd says. (Hey, his review of "Moves Like Jagger" was what put me back onto Maroon 5).
- I have decided to try giving a fuck about things. This is difficult for me as depression tends to do that to you, but I'll live.
- I have a major crush on a guy in my Psychology class. I don't know how this would ever get back to him, but I don't doubt that if I named names it would, so I won't. And I'm honestly surprised at my crush, but when just looking at a guy makes you smile, there's not much else you can call it.
- I can't wait for The Birthday Massacre's new album.
- I have done my damned best to corrupt Himi by giving her all the music I can think of. She loves deadmau5 and Angelspit now, so methinks I'm off to a good start.
- I'm consistently averaging borderline pass/credits (so far) on my uni assignments. This is a hell of a lot better than my year 12 shit, where I consistently averaged 50 or so until I got tutors, so I am not complaining a bit.
- I have discovered the existence of the Lion's Mane Jellyfish. This is fucking terrifying. Seriously, they can get up to 7 feet long.
- So of course they live in Australia.
- Sometimes I wonder how I lived this long in this freaking insane country.
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I have got to watch Sherlock (the new series).
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HSC Results tomorrow. I've spent today mostly working on filing, reading recaps of old seasons of The Biggest Loser and freaking out. Soon I'm going to go watch the '4 Corners' episode of The Games and the Spicks and Specks final. Anything to distract me.

And yeah, I know what ZooG said ('HSC results have a used-by date of about three months... why does everyone get so hyped about it?'- slightly paraphrased) and it's fucking not helping. I don't want to fail.
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I'm lying on my bed, on a really lovely Thursday afternoon, listening to a Sneaker Pimps song about blow jobs and I swear to God I haven't felt this good in a long time. *sighs* I've got a new story about mismatched chosen ones driving gods mad, and I had an awesome dream a couple of nights ago that proves that my subconscious loves Sydney Harbour as much as I do.

This is fuckin' awesome.

Also, Noel Fielding is fucking hot.
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Cons: My headphones are fucked and I have three essays to write by Wednesday.

Pros: YouTube is working today, I'm on holiday, everyone liked my latest PPC mission and I'm reading TV Tropes' page on the Stephanie Plum novels. Such is the power of them that even reading about them makes me smile.
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As a result of [ profile] miggy's Glee Amazing Race series, I am now writing a Glee fic in which Brittany and Santana are spies.

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I GOT METAQUOTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Note to self: don't skip down driveways after eating dinner. That shit gets you stitches, dude.
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 I'm a lightweight, I don't like Midori, Coke is an acceptable substitute for alcohol, and lying on the floor with my best friend laughing hysterically while watching pop song reviews is a good way to spend a day.

I never said I made sense.
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I'm writing an English essay, and in it, I get to use the phrase 'S&M practicing lesbian'. I love my life.
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A certain teacher who keeps bugging me about my wearing scarves that aren't part of the school uniform told a student near me to take her scarf off. Then she greeted me and walked on. As I was wearing my very, very non-uniform trenchcoat.
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