toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (Default)
2020-05-21 03:34 pm
Entry tags:
toxic_corn: Amy Pond reads books! (DW: amy - reading)
2015-09-20 10:17 pm
Entry tags:

this year's book list

It's that time of year again! Waaaay back in 2003, I was a freshman in college, I'd take the bus to the next town over and attend the community college there. I took a commuter bus that only ran at certain times so when my classes were done for the day I'd spend about two to three hours in the library waiting until it was bus time. I usually would get my coursework done but once that was finished, I'd have loads of free time to read. And read I did. One day I remember finishing the book I'd been carrying around at the time, Vanity Fair, and I felt pretty smug about it. How to commemorate the occasion? I took out my writing notebook and wrote the date, September 20, 2003, and then Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Then on a whim, I wrote a hyphen next to the date and then "September 20, 2004." And that's when I began keeping a list of all the books I read for the year.


I know this doesn't really merit having a story written about it but I just find it funny that something I randomly scribbled down when I was a bored eighteen year old is something I still do at the age of thirty. So here's my list for the year! Not as impressive as previous years but I at least made it past fifty books this year.


September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2015 )
toxic_corn: Amy Pond reads books! (DW: amy - reading)
2013-09-21 09:17 pm

this year's book list

It's that time of year! Time for me to post my annual book list. I didn't read as much this year due to work and stress and horrible life events, but I did more than fifty at least so yay?


September 20, 2012 - September 20, 2013 )
toxic_corn: Rory cries manly tears at leaving the other Amy behind. (DW: rory - tears)
2012-09-30 10:40 pm

spoilers, sweeties

My heart. MY HEARRRRT!


The Angels Take Manhattan )
toxic_corn: uh, amy and rory on a motorbike? (DW: rory&amy - motorbike)
2012-09-23 09:51 pm
Entry tags:

two two TWO reviews!

THERE we go! There's the show I remember! :D You had me worried there, DW!


Town Called Mercy )


That one wasn't a fluke! BECAUSE THE NEXT WAS EVEN MORE BRILLIANT!


The Power of Three )


So worth waiting for. I'm sorry I was grumpy about the first two episodes, Doctor Who. I'll never doubt you again. At least until not until next season. :D
toxic_corn: Amy Pond reads books! (DW: amy - reading)
2012-09-20 10:41 pm

this year's book list

Holy crap, I just realized that it's time for me to record my annual reading list. Since I'm employed full time, I haven't been able to read as much as I would like and as a result my list is shorter than normal. :'( As always, I welcome questions and discussion but if you're only going to talk about how everything I've read sucks, I'm gonna have to ask you to NOT contribute and just use your scroll button.


Here we go!


September 20, 2011 - September 20, 2012 )


I feel like I missed some. I wasn't as diligent about recording my books this year. Maybe I should start keeping it on Goodreads as well so I don't forget anything?
toxic_corn: uh, amy and rory on a motorbike? (DW: rory&amy - motorbike)
2012-09-10 02:01 pm
Entry tags:
toxic_corn: uh, amy and rory on a motorbike? (DW: rory&amy - motorbike)
2012-09-01 09:55 pm
Entry tags:

omg a review poooost

So! I spent the day at a music festival to see Gotye (no Kimbra but the audience had her verse covered just fine) but I made it home in time to watch some new Who!


Asylum of the Daleks )
toxic_corn: uh, amy and rory on a motorbike? (DW: rory&amy - motorbike)
2011-12-29 12:47 am
Entry tags:

it's been so long since i got to write a dw review post :(

Last night I finally had the desire and energy to watch the Doctor Who Christmas special and it was well worth it. :) I like when shows are charming and entertaining.


Spoilers for The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe )
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (DW: ten - flail)
2011-12-20 08:52 pm
Entry tags:

flailing like a flailing thing!

HOBBIT TRAILER


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I HAVE NEVER EVER FLAILED SO HARD!!!!!


I WILL MARK MY CALENDAR ONCE I GET A 2012 CALENDAR.
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (toxic corn)
2011-12-06 10:55 pm
Entry tags:

The Montreal Massacre - in memory

I originally read this in [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose's journal and when she suggested that the rest of us may want to pass this along, I decided to do so. I'm in the States and was only four at the time anyway, so I had no idea that something like this had ever happened.


On this day in 1989, a man walked into a mechanical engineering classroom at the École Polytechnique in Montreal with a legally obtained rifle and told all the men to leave the room. He claimed he was fighting feminism: "You're women, you're going to be engineers. You're all a bunch of feminists. I hate feminists." He then shot all nine women in the room, killing six of them, then moved through the hallways and killed another eight women. Fourteen women killed, ten women injured, and four men injured.

Geneviève Bergeron, 21, civil engineering
Nathalie Croteau, 23, mechanical engineering
Anne-Marie Edward, 21, chemical engineering
Maryse Laganière, 25, budget clerk in school's finance dept
Anne-Marie Lemay, 22, mechanical engineering
Michèle Richard, 21, materials engineering
Annie Turcotte, 21, materials engineering
Hélène Colgan, 23, mechanical engineering
Barbara Daigneault, 22, mechanical engineering
Maud Haviernick, 29, materials engineering
Maryse Leclair, 23, materials engineering
Sonia Pelletier, 28, mechanical engineering
Annie St-Arneault, 23, mechanical engineering
Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz, 31, nursing

Today is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, so I thought I'd re-post about this since these women deserve to be remembered. You can read more about the tragedy on Wikipedia but please beware of any links you follow there. Some of the source articles have comments on them that are grossly inappropriate and anti-woman. (I didn't read them but I'm taking [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose's word for it.)
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (DW: team tardis - eleven era)
2011-10-01 10:06 pm
Entry tags:

big ol' spoilers ahead!

Now that... was a darn good episode.


The Wedding of River Song )
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (DW: eleven - who dah man?!)
2011-09-24 03:42 pm
Entry tags:

i've got that damn semisonic song stuck in my head, thanks.

You are Martha Jones
You are Martha Jones
Take The Doctor Who Personality Test and Horoscope today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
You have it all. You are smart, beautiful and compassionate. You are concerned about the well being of others. You are adventurous and are always willing to try new things. You fall in love at the drop of a hat, but will stand your ground if someone else comes on too strong. Plus, you have a cousin that looks identical to you. Your future is, as yet, undetermined. But, it most likely involves getting your heart broken and finishing graduate school.



And hey, we had an episode, today, didn't we? Closing Time )
toxic_corn: Amy Pond reads books! (DW: amy - reading)
2011-09-20 02:26 pm

this year's reading list!

Here's this year's book list! I was so close to making it to 100 that I could practically taste it. Bah. Anyway, here we go! As always, questions/discussions are welcomed.


September 20, 2010 - September 20, 2011 )
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (DW: team tardis - eleven era)
2011-09-04 12:18 am
Entry tags:

quick jotting of notes, f-list check, then bed & book with me

Yeah... I'm kinda glad I saved this one for AFTER work because I don't need some of this imagery in my head while I'm walking about in the dark.


Spoilers for Night Terrors )
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (DW: river & eleven - badasses)
2011-08-27 11:42 pm
Entry tags:

after a summer of whinging, my show is back!

So Doctor Who happened today, didn't it? :D


Spoilers for Let's Kill Hitler )
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (DW: ten - fucking SERIOUS)
2011-08-24 06:02 pm
Entry tags:

a ten icon to commemorate ten years of reading about other people's lives

You know what I've just realized? I've been on LiveJournal for TEN YEARS. Yeah. I created the username toxic_corn when I was sixteen. I wanted it to be toxic_corn_fatality but that was too many characters. I can't even wrap my mind around the fact that I've pretty consistently been hanging out on a website for ten years. My actual ten year anniversary was two months ago but I think I deliberately forgot about it so I wouldn't feel pressured to do something stupendous as celebration.


Shit. Let's celebrate now. Okay, if you're reading this, comment snarking on what you were like at the age of 16. I'll start: I thought I was a total fattie because I weighed 147 pounds and I sneered at school clubs and groups as being "conformist." What a little asshole.
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (FF: rayne - otp)
2011-07-08 03:48 pm
Entry tags:

firefly fic: you spin me round (pg-13) river/jayne

Title: You Spin Me Round
Author: Toxic Corn
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne
Summary: All it takes is a simple hoop to resolve a marital dispute.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] sunshineali's prompt "Hula Hoop"


You Spin Me Round )
toxic_corn: Summer Glau is pretty. (DW: river & eleven - badasses)
2011-07-07 05:49 pm
Entry tags:

spoilers (doctor who/firefly crossover) g

Title: Spoilers
Rating: G
Fandom: Doctor Who/Firefly
Disclaimer: All is Joss's and the Moffatt's. And Fox and BBC and basically everyone but me. I just play.
Summary: Who were the people who helped Simon break River out of the Academy?
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] mystic_notions who wanted River and River fic. This one takes place during the opening moments of the BDM and prior to the current season of Doctor Who.


Spoilers )