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Every time I read anything about Monsanto, I feel like I want to vomit with rage. Just reading their name makes me want to vomit with rage. At this point, I feel like they personify everything evil about corporations. Our government wants to keep defining corporations as people? Fine. I guess that makes Monsanto Satan. Satan's a person, right?

Bluh.

In non-ragey news, I finally got around to watching TRON: Legacy, and...my god. This movie gave me so many feelings, to the point where I'm kind of embarrassed about it. SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

I've been trying to figure out exactly why I fell so hard for it, especially since the original movie came out before I was born and I wasn't a huge fan of it growing up, and I think it boils down to the fact that TRON: Legacy hit a bunch of my narrative kinks really goddamn hard. I'm not sure if "narrative kink" is the precise term I want, since I don't NEED these elements to be there for the narrative to, well, get me off, if I'm going to be irreverent and crude about it. But there are certain narrative tropes that almost always hook me into a story, although they may vary slightly from media to media. For example: I love love LOVE "Groundhog Day" AUs in fanfic, to the point where I will read them for fandoms where I have little to no familiarity with the source material, but I'm pretty "meh" about them in movies, TV shows, comics, etc. No idea why it's a thing for me in fanfic and not canon, but there you go.

So I have a pretty massive list of these kinds of things, and anyone who's read my journal for any amount of time will probably be able to guess at least a few of them: boarding schools, Lovecraftian cosmologies, zombies, Victorians, self-aware AI, WWII settings, post-apocalyptic worlds and dystopias, cowboys and Western settings, alternate histories, dinosaurs, fairy tale remixes, time travel that makes logical sense, when people have to huddle together for warmth to stave off hypothermia (this is another fanfic-specific one and I KNOW how cliche it is, but I can't help but love it), the aforementioned "Groundhog Day" AUs, worlds hidden just beneath the surface of this one, non-Western fantasy universes, complicated family dynamics involving parent/children and/or sibling relationships, AND SO ON. Like I said...it's a massive list. This doesn't even scratch the surface.

Anyway. The most recent TRON film. I'm going to cut this part since it ventures into spoiler territory. )
janegodzilla: (science + beer = GOOD)
First of all, I just want to thank all of you for your kind words and thoughts last week. The grief is still pretty sharp and I miss Ivan so damn much, but I know it was the right decision to make and all of your comments were heartfelt and amazing. I ♥ you ladies and guys, I really do.

I've spent the last month in kind of a weird fog, so I'm trying really hard to get myself back on track. I've attacked my nursing school applications with renewed vigor and -- even weirder -- started actively participating in fandom again. FANDOM! I'VE MISSED YOU! It's a nice little corner of the "Glee" fandom, one apparently shunned by everyone else, but it's full of awesome people and good fic and amazing discussion and it makes me happy, so. Kurt/Karofsky goggles go! (I can't help it! Blaine is adorable, but Dalton Academy is totally the Borg, and anyway, I like it when fictional romances start off on an antagonistic note, preferably with a nice side of "fucked the hell up". What can I say -- I like real-life relationships to be mellow and awesome, and fictional ones to be screwed-up and interesting. *shrug*)

On the work front, I am now comfortable enough around Dr. Z to call him "dude" to his face. I think this is a good thing? Whatever, he deserves it. If he's going to send me pictures of collapsed eyeballs while I'm eating lunch at my desk (god DAMMIT, Dr. Z!), then I get to call him "dude."

...yeah, I still haven't gotten over my eyeball thing. I really need to work on that if I'm ever going to work in trauma/emergency medicine. :P

And this has nothing to do with anything, I am INCREDIBLY EXCITED to find out more about this new bacterium discovered in Mono Lake. It apparently uses arsenic instead of phosphorus in its DNA, which makes it different from every other life form on Earth. *~*SCIENCE*~*!!!!
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ZomBcon 2010, Seattle, Halloween weekend

HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS

GEORGE ROMERO WILL BE THERE

ALSO MAX BROOKS. AND TED RAIMI. AND BRUCE CAMPBELL. AND MALCOLM MCDOWELL.

ASAKMFDNFKJDNFKJNDJKNSKLMKSMKLD

I can't believe I only just found out about this. AND I CALL MYSELF A ZOMBIE FAN.

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