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Dogs and dolls and Doomsday, oh my

The hand is bad. Just red inflammation, but it's spreading, and I have an awful feeling that it's cellulitis. I'm going in to a clinic in the morning. More than anything, I'm pissed off that I said on Monday night, "Hey, I think I need to see a doctor about this," but because this has been the week from hell for everyone else (overtime at my mother's work, new classes for my sister, her brakes are out, Sam the pom is having messy stomach problems, my mother's having surgery on her own hand tomorrow...), they've spent the week trying to convince me that it'll go away on its own, even as I have 200 people in the previous two entries going "DOCTOR NOW." We actually had something approaching a fight over it this afternoon--my mother was like, "Are you sure it's not just people on the internet scaring you to death?," to which I ended up shouting, "NO, I'm SCARED TO DEATH because IT'S GETTING WORSE and IT HURTS." So I'm getting a clinic visit squeezed in before her surgery tomorrow morning. What kills me is that everyone's all sorry I got bitten in the first place, and they seem sympathetic to the general problem, to the point where they'll get me all the Advil or Neosporin I want, but it's like they have some mental block as far as the idea that it could actually be dangerous goes. I just can't understand why they won't believe that it's serious, because they can see my hand, and almost the entire back of it is red now. I'm sorry it's inconvenient, but your convenience doesn't really have any bearing on whether my hand falls off or not. TAKE ME TO A CLINIC.

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telepresent got in touch with me today about a project he's doing--about "digitalism" (nice way of putting it) instead of postmodernism in theater--for his master's. "I'm signing up to several of these sites (all as Telepresent - Myspace, YouTube, Facebook and LiveJournal) basically as part of my research and search for stimuli. I want to see how people respond to the idea of this project, how they'll interact with me. I want to see how and why people spend their time on these sites. I'm going to be keeping blogs and vlogs on the progress of our piece, so please feel free to talk to me (or yell at me or flame me or outright ignore me), it'll all help me out, and might well end up being used in the performance." Personally, I feel like this ties into the Blood and Chocolate link from the other day--I think there are two separate components to the way people use journal and social sites. There's the mass communication element, in which interesting and particularized social mores develop (friending etiquette, the social consequences of plagiarism, the way people who've never met in real life bond over fandom), but then there's also individual innovation, the creative ways people find to use these sites: viral marketing, role-playing games, online novels, unfiction, the Dracula-reposted-in-real-time community, and so on.

Speaking of Dracula, something bizarrely awesome I found while Wiki-hopping today: You remember Mary Badham, the Alabama native who played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird? I was looking her up because an episode of The Twilight Zone that she was in, "The Bewitchin' Pool," ran during the New Year's marathon on Sci-Fi, and it became increasingly obvious that her voice was badly dubbed over for some reason for about half the episode. Not only did she sound like Rocky the squirrel in all the outdoors scenes, it turns out that June Foray actually did the dubbing. So, you know: interesting. Then I found out that she has a brother: John Badham, who was born in the UK before the family moved to Alabama. Now, how you're sitting there in the UK and you suddenly go, "You know what? ALABAMA," I can't begin to imagine, but there you go. And it turns out that John Badham is actually a director I knew of in his own right--he did Saturday Night Fever, WarGames, Short Circuit, Stakeout, Nick of Time, and... the 1979 Dracula. Duuude.

ETA: POTC3 concept art from AICN, mostly awesome, but including the most ridiculous cleavage ever. "They painted it on" can't touch this. Caution: mild spoilers.

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Random thoughts, as usual

Apparently Britney's second child is now named Sutton Pierce, and I started thinking. I can't remember where I read this, but apparently parents tend to name children according to their own aspirations. Collapse )

The "White Flour! White Flour!" comment y'all pointed out on the original Martha Stewart/Gawker entry was so awesome that I had to make an icon. Take if you want.

Gunman wounds 20 at Montreal college. Contrary to what was reported before, "Police spokesman Ean Lafreniere said there was just one gunman at the school and the search for any others was over. Although police initially suggested the gunman had killed himself, Police Director Yvan DeLorme later said at a news conference that 'based on current information, the suspect was killed by police.'" An article about the shooter himself.

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards dies.

Lawyer Says Smith Tried to Revive Son. Also, TrimSpa CEO says Anna Nicole is incoherent with grief. God, she's got new-mother hormones on top of all this, too.

Tenth would-be planet's name changed from Xena to Eris.

Whitney Houston Seeks Separation.

John Mark Karr faces porn charges.

CBS wants to buy the next YouTube, not YouTube.

Gay Israeli-Palestinian love story alienates many.

Neil Gaiman, "drawn as an agent of the Empire spreading pestilence over our world."

The Go Fug Yourself girls review the Heatherette show at Fashion Week.

queenofattolia: "Hey -- I know you love jewelry, and I thought you'd like what this girl designs (she casts the Day of the Dead silver jewelry herself; most of the other stuff is from Oaxaca). She's a very nice person with her own little cottage industry, and I think her stuff deserves wider recognition." Outstanding--I like the Day of the Dead and Xochitl collections in particular.

quizzicalsphinx: "I have no idea if you or anyone on your friends list will realise precisely how freakin' awesome this is, but Peter Jackson has bought the rights to Naomi Novik's Temeraire novels and plans to get to work on them after The Lovely Bones and (potentially) The Hobbit are complete. If you know not of the Temeraire novels, they are Master and Commander with dragons."

Speaking of dragons, new Eragon trailer out. It looks like the cheesiest movie good money can buy--does that make sense? Maybe it will after you've watched it. The production values are good, but the production design, I guess... it ain't Chronicles of Narnia, I'll put it that way. Caveat: I am severely biased against this movie.

Same link as above: a second Apocalypto trailer.

skyblade: "On your digest blog [my note: which woefully has not been updated in forever, and may be combined back into this one], you made a prediction about Kristen Bell in the movie Fanboys and whaddya know..." I don't remember what my prediction was exactly, but if I had to guess, it was probably, "Five bucks says they manage to get her into the gold Leia bikini." And as always I was right.

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