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11 December 2004 @ 03:37 pm
A potpourri of Nifness.  
There is nothing quite so humbling as waking up only half on your bed, and half off your bed to the sound of children screaming with joy outside, talking about how beautiful it is. It is beautiful, of course. But in a soul-crushingly bright kind of way.

Dear God, I have to go write papers. But before I do, I should probably invest in some -- sea-legs or something. The ground is a treacherous place under my feet today; it keeps wobbling and moving.

1. I was waiting for a cross-town train in the London underground/ When it struck me that I've been waiting since birth find/ A love that would look and sound like a movie Guessed by slodwick! Clark Gable - The Postal Service

2. Take a little trip, take a little trip/ Take a little trip and see/ Take a little trip, take a little trip/Take a little trip with me Guessed by slodwick! Low Rider - War!

3. I'm wide awake/ She's upfront upshot upstart up in every case/ The kind of girl that whispers thank god for you

4. Feelin' like a hand in rusted shame/ so do you laugh or does it cry?/ Reply? Guessed by slodwick! Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots!

5. Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe/ Love is a banquet on which we feed Guessed by slodwick and biichan! Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs!

6. She's a hunter, you're the fox/ the gentle voice that talks to you/ won't talk forever Guessed by slodwick! All That She Wants - Ace of base!

7. I want to be your lover/ I want to wrap you in rubber Guessed by stopawhile and slodwick! Pink - Aerosmith!

8. So needless to say/ I'm odds and ends/ But that's me stumbling away/ Slowly learning that life is OK Guessed by slodwick! Take on Me - Aha!

9. Bodies in the sand/ Tropical drink melting in your hand/ We'll be falling in love/ To the rhythm of the steel drum band Guessed by krisdia! Kokomo - The Beach Boys!

10. Well, they'll stone when you're trying to be so good/ They'll stone you just like they said they would/ They'll stone you when you're trying to go home/ They'll stone you when you're there all alone Guessed by pearl_o and slodwick! Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 - Bob Dylan!

I wish I might

1. Finish anything that's got a plot line.
2. Write something that people don't immediately react to as being sad.
3. Sleep a little bit in the next few days.

I hereby resolve to

1. Write more feedback than I do, and get over my bizarre insecurity re: emails and feedback, where I let myself get crippled by fear of not saying it *just right* when I try to tell someone what I like about their story.
2. Calm the hell down about my yuletide assignment.
3. Do laundry.

I know I can

1. Be more confident in my writing.
2. Trust myself more.
3. Do the dishes.

I Desperately Want

1. A smaller waist-line.
2. A starbucks peppermint mocha latte whatever the hell it is that tastes like delicious delicious mint in coffee format.
3. A kitten.

I hope you know

1. That the human head does not weight 8 lbs, no matter what that cute little boy in Jerry Maguire says.
2. That I appreciate each and every one of you, more than you probably know due to my weird fandom insecurity.
3. That the deep parts of the ocean are a fascinating place.

And, some story recs:

1. No Angel Came (SV, Clark/Lex, Spoilers for Spell) by rivkat - This is a beautiful, heartbreaking story. RivkaT knows Lex -- I mean, she really *knows* him, and writes him utterly flawlessly. Each detail in this story, each line, has a gem in it -- it's fucking note perfect. This is Lex Luthor, being slowly slowly pulled apart, and you need to read it.

2. Chrysalis (dS, Fraser/Rayk) by cherryice - This story isn't told so much, as unfolded somehow. The author deals out the details one by one, and you don't know what you're looking at until the very end -- it's like impressionism, through story telling, and I really love it. The RayK voice is just so *there* and effortless to read, really. There's nothing about this story that feels forced -- it's this slow unwinding, and it's gorgeous.
Current Mood: cynicalcynical
Current Music: Low Rider
the opposite of batmanpearl_o on December 11th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
Number 10 is Bob Dylan! Rainy Day Woman number ... something.

Also now I want a peppermint mocha. mmmm.
pure FORESHADOWING: breathlessnifra_idril on December 11th, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC)
Rainy Day Women #12 & #35! You were soooo close! I'm giving it to you, because I think you're pretty. And because I love your maggie-santa. *snugs you*
stopawhile on December 11th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC)
7 is Aerosmith's Pink. *ducks* I only seem to know Aerosmith songs. :P
pure FORESHADOWING: charisma!nifra_idril on December 11th, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
Well done! Pink it is!

And - *grins* I never know anyone else's lyrics meme stuff. Even looking at mine without the master list is a little confusing.
Tiny Timmy Tokyo: random_music_loveslodwick on December 11th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC)
1. Clark Gable - Postal Service

2. Low Rider - War

4. Interstate Love Song - STP (maybe)

5. Because the Night - 10k Maniacs (maybe)

6. All She Wants - Ace of Bass*

7. Pink - Aerosmith (*snicker*)

8. Take on Me - A Ha (omgyay!!)

10. Rainy Day Women - Bob Dylan (probably)

Damn... that's the best I've done on one of these, ever! Woot! Speaking of music, did you get The Killers?

* I'm not sure what disturbs me more... the fact that you have this song, or the fact that I recognized it. Woe.
pure FORESHADOWING: music! - dammitcarlnifra_idril on December 12th, 2004 12:00 am (UTC)
I <3 The Killers! I've been listening to it all day -- you're so my music sugarmama! *smooches you*

And, dude -- don't get all judgey about Ace of Base. A girl needs her sixth grade nostalgia! *grins hugely* You're right about all of them -- the last one there is Rainy Day Women #12 & #35, but you and Erica are both close enough for government work.
krisdiakrisdia on December 11th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard the song in years, so I can't be sure, but is #9 Cocomo by the Beach Boys?
pure FORESHADOWING: music! - dammitcarlnifra_idril on December 12th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
Got it in one! *bounces*
these points of data make a beautiful linebiichan on December 11th, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC)
5. Patti Smith - Because the Night
pure FORESHADOWING: giles mack daddynifra_idril on December 12th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
It's Because the Night, definitely, but I didn't know there was a Patti Smith version of the song, even! (is she the original? aaah! i know nothing!) But, there's no way you could know which version I was listening, too, so yes. You're right!
The Gauche in the Machinechina_shop on December 12th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
Love your meme!

2. Write something that people don't immediately react to as being sad.

This made me go hey! Grooving Up Slowly isn't sad, is it? (I re-read it quite recently, and it's wonderful! :)

get over my bizarre insecurity re: emails and feedback

Totally relate.
pure FORESHADOWING: You Can DO EET! - Slodnifra_idril on December 13th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Thank you! Grooving Up Slowly is one of my few angst-free Nifjoints. I'm glad you like it, babe. *snugs you* And really -- I'm so glad I'm not the only one with bizarre feedback/email insecurity. It's weird, because I am certainly not shy (*grins* ask anyone who's ever met me!) but yeah, I get weird about emails. I have *no* idea why, really. I just *do*. And it's nearly *crippling*.