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Amanda Palmer's mailing list [Aug. 25th, 2010|04:13 pm]
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sign up for Amanda Palmer's mailing list here: http://bit.ly/AFPemail

You can stay up to date with current news and events and be one of the first to find out about concert dates!

Plus her blogs are interesting, witty and intelligently written and provide a great source of entertainment.

Taken 10th March 2010 - Institute of Modern Art (Judith Wright Centre) Ninja Gig - Brisbane, Australia   heartstringz (c)


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Oh shit! [Jun. 11th, 2010|08:57 am]
[Current Mood |worriedworried]


Abby Sutherland (USA teen round-the-world sailor) is missing of the west coast of Australia.  She set her EPIRBs off, which is a bad sign.  The navy are on their way, so hopefully they find her and that she is ok.

I mean, I don't think any of these girls (Jess, Abby etc) should have gone in the first place, but I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to anyone at sea.  I know how unpredictible the ocean can be.

Fingers crossed for Abby!


Latest news is that she is reported to be drifting backwards at the rate of 1 knot (deduced from her EPIRB positions).  More experienced offshore sailors than myself are saying that a liferaft would drift much fast than that as it would be blown by the wind.  People are saying the most likely scenario is that she is upside-down with the rigging acting as a sea anchor.  If she's upside down, that's not good.  She will have an air pocket inside the hull, but I hope to god she is in her survival suit because it will be cold as hell.  Tony Bullimore survived in the same situation for long enough for the navy to get there, so hopefully Abby can do that too. 

Quantas are attempting a fly-over and some fishing vessels are on their way in response to the EPIRB.  Hopefully they get there in time.

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Join The Rebellyon! [Dec. 1st, 2008|11:14 am]
[Current Mood |awakeawake]
[Current Music |Leeds United - Amanda Palmer]

Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls has recently released her first solo album 'Who Killed Amanda Palmer'.  She is signed with Roadrunner Records who caused some problems by telling her that she needed to change her image/style because her album wasn't marketable enough.  Amanda ignored them.  However, the latest from Roadrunner Records has outraged many people and caused worldwide controversy.

Amanda recently released the video clip for her latest single 'Leeds United'.  The official release was delayed and there was much controversy behind the scenes because Roadrunner initially refused to allow her to release the video unless it was recut - she shows her belly in the video and they said she looked fat!  This caused outrage amongst her fans who began posting pictures of their bellies with messages/slogans/song lyrics on The Shadowbox

We feel as though Roadrunner has also called us fat - anyone who does not have a barbie-doll body does not seem to fit with Roadrunner's twisted ideas of a woman - and this offended us even more.  What right do they have to call real women of all shapes and sizes fat?

These pictures and messages have been emailed to Roadrunner, and will be compiled together to be printed out in high quality to be sent by mail to Roadrunner HQ.  There have been over 200 belly pictures submitted at this stage, but more would always be appreciated.

This protest is not just about Amanda Palmer.  It is about promoting a healthy body image for women worldwide - it is about giving young girls healthy role-models to look up to and showing them that they do not have to look like a barbie-doll to be beautiful and successful.  Ultimately it is about uniting to give each other the courage to love ourselves and our bellies and to be proud of who we are.

If you would like to join the Rebellyon - post your belly on The Shadowbox or email it to doritojoe89 [at] gmail [dot] com, who will add it to the compiliation.  Also, we have an official website which is still in it's early stages of production --> www.therebellyon.com/The_Rebellyon/Home.html  so make sure you keep checking back.

This is the belly that Roadrunner thinks is too fat!Collapse )
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Yeh so I thought I'd be a sheep [Jul. 2nd, 2008|02:13 pm]
[Current Mood |boredbored]

1 ) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've only read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. The Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the
Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. The Chronicles of Narnia series - C.S. Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The
Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A
Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath – I started this and never got to finish it (it was a library book), will have to get it out again at some stage as she is one of my favourite poets
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - A.S. Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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The Dresden Dolls 'No,Virginia' video - in recording studio [Feb. 14th, 2008|09:27 am]
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE this video!  The Dresden Dolls rock.  It is absolutely hilarious - Brian is so funny!  Go Sponge-bob! :)
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I hate prac! [Sep. 11th, 2007|05:38 pm]
[Current Mood |depresseddepressed]
[Current Music |Fin - Anberlin]

The more and more I go to prac, the less and less I want to do social work.  It's a little disappointing that I've only just figured that out now when I'm eight weeks away from finishing my degree.  I wish I had known sooner so I could have figured out what I was going to do instead.  Now I have no idea.  My folks are not impressed - my dad keeps having a go at me about how much money they have spent putting me through uni and that they didn't do that for me to just waste it.  Yet in the past (it was in anger, but still) my dad has actually said that I'm not going to be a good social worker.  He is such a hypocrite!

The way I see it is, I'm not wasting it.  I will have my degree, and then I'll go and do something else and figure out what I want from my life.  Then, when I'm a fair bit older and have figured out how to be a good social worker I might come back and use my degree.  I just wish I knew what I was going to do instead. My mum has said that she will not allow me to get a job working in a shop or something, but then again she doesn't have much choice - I'm 23 and can do what I like!  I don't necessarily want to work in a shop, cause that'd be boring as all hell, but there aren't that many options unless I do more study which is so not happening right now.  I'm totally and utterly sick of study.

Not knowing what I'm going to do instead is hard, because it means I don't really have any goals for after I've graduated.  Therefore it is virtually impossible to get the motivation to do any uni work, cause it's simply not important anymore.  The only goal I have managed to find is that getting a spot as a camp counsellor at the USA Summer Camps is a lot easier if you have a degree such as social work.  Still, you can do it without, so that goal's not really working for me that well right now.

Eight weeks to go..........The end could not come soon enough!!!!!!!!!
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(no subject) [May. 5th, 2007|03:08 pm]
[Current Mood |sadsad]

This is yet to be 100% confirmed, but it is almost definatly true.  It appears that Evanescence as we know it is over.  Amy has fired John and Rocky has quit.  There is no word yet on whether they will be replace or if the band will break up.  I am assuming they will either be replaced or Amy will go solo.  Either way, it sucks!

If this is true the band will never be the same again.  I'm not sure I will ever be able to listen to them again with as much enjoyment, knowing that the only founding member left is now Amy and even though she rocks, I have no idea wtf she is doing. 

Edit:  And so it begins!......Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Amy Lee show.
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quote.......... [Jan. 25th, 2007|09:50 am]
'There is neither good nor ill but thinking makes it so' - William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
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(no subject) [Nov. 16th, 2006|09:03 am]
[Current Music |Breathe in Now - George]

Far out it is so windy!  Which is kind of scary when your house backs onto a forest of huge trees.  Also, the neighbours have this really tall tree in their back yard which is pretty much dead but they haven't had it removed.  If it did fall it is just in the right place to hit our house if it fell this way.  I hope the wind dies off soon.
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That saddest song I've heard in a long time! [Mar. 26th, 2006|05:23 pm]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

Love Her - Seether

I met a girl who hated the world - she used her body to sell her soul
Everytime they'd break her and pay - tear out her heart, and leave her in pain
I never found out how she survived all of the sadness she kept inside
I never found out how she could lie with a smile on her face,
and the scratches she'd hide

You could love her if you paid, you could have her everyday
You could love her if you prayed, you could have her every way

Down on her knees, she wept on the floor - this hopeless life she wanted no more
Dead in her mind and cold to the bone - she opened her eyes and saw she was alone
She never found out how much I tried - all of the sadness she kept made me blind
She never found out how much I cried - the rope so tight on the night that she died...


I never found out how she survived - a life lived in lies is a life of denial
I never found out how she could lie - with a smile on her face and the darkness inside

[Chorus x2]
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