author_by_night: (Not Amused by dragonydreams)
So a lot of stores are going to be opening the Thursday of Thanksgiving. Color me not impressed.

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author_by_night: (zoetrain by hobbitseeker)
We're on a roll with the holiday stuff. So... what's your favorite holiday movie or TV episode?

I don't really have a favorite. Maybe A Christmas Story? I'll also always have a soft spot for A Charlie Brown Christmas.

I will say the movie I've never been able to get into was It's A Wonderful Life. I agree the ending's nice, but it's five minutes of nice after two and a half hours or something of doom and gloom. In the (possibly not verbatim) words of Phoebe Buffay: "It should be called It's a Sucky Life!"

Post your favorite holiday song.

I'm not a one choice only kind of girl, so here's seven that I'll stop everything I'm doing/saying to listen to.

1. The music only version of "Sleigh Ride."

2. Whitney Houston's "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

3. Sugarland's "Little Wood Guitar."

4. Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

5. "So This is Christmas" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

6. "O Holy Night."
7. Sarah McLachlan and The Barenaked Ladies' "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
author_by_night: (zoetrain by hobbitseeker)
Apparently you can buy Christmas trees online now.[Poll #1654385]
author_by_night: (dreams come true by dahlin_icons)
[Poll #1497137]
i was probably about eight or nine when I started questioning, ten or eleven when I knew for sure. I never believed in mall Santas, at least not that I know of, and it surprises me now when I hear of kids older than four who actually do believe that the guy whose lap they're sitting on is Santa. It was a game to me - the real Santa magically heard what the kids said. ;) I almost commented on this on Facebook when I realized a twelve year old cousin is on there - and while I highly doubt she still believes, I don't know, and I certainly don't want to be the one who breaks it to her. I also don't know if she should or shouldn't know.

The interesting thing is that kids series I used to read, The Baby-Sitters Club, practically aimed to get kids not to believe in Santa in the Christmas related books. When I loved the books at the age of eight, I just decided the author didn't "know better", but I now wonder how many kids she devastated. But was I too old, even at eight and nine?

One of my cousins has a PhD and was basically a kid genius, and she claims to still believe. I think most of it's joking, but I wonder if part of her doesn't still believe.

And on an OT but marginally related note... does anyone have or know of Christmas userpics?

Quick ETA: I do realize Santa /=/Sinterklaas exactly, but it's a similar idea. I happened to believe in both. :p
author_by_night: (reference by wanderhomeagain)
I set up a fun "Orange Lantern Awards" here. It's not too late to nominate the "best" of fantasy/sci fi/horror! I'll be posting a poll based on the nominations sometime this afternoon. (I got a new cord - yay to my computer working again!)

author_by_night: (River-Llama song by active_apathy)
So sorry I haven't responded to comments... my computer cord died, and in general things around here have been stressful. I've been reading though, promise. The annoying thing is I was hoping to finish/post a fic, but I need the concentration I can't get between some stress around here and using the family computer downstairs.

That aside, I did think it'd be fun to host a little award game. I actually had really big plans for you guys, but unfortunately I didn't get my arse in gear on time. :( However, I may be able to brew a little something assuming I am able to get a new cord/better computer soon.

In the meantime, I present the Orange Lantern Awards Nomination.

Something Survey This Way Comes )

You don't have to answer all of these. You can also submit more than one answer - this isn't a "srs bzns" survey, after all. However, try and keep to one or two options.

Also, feel free to share this with your friends! The more, the merrier!
author_by_night: (original characters by julibeth)

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. Hope everyone on my flist who celebrates Canadian Thanksgiving has a great one! :) I don't celebrate it, but being part Canadian I DO think about it. :)

I'm suddenly hungry for Turkey. ^^ I don't even like Turkey that much...

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