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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:04 pm
  • Tue, 13:28: I bet they'd accidentally feed him instead. RT@Studyofanime Hypothetical: could a Dalek fleet "exterminate" Godzilla?
  • Tue, 14:57: RT @settostun: Fox's Megyn Kelly: "pepper spray is a food product, essentially" @drskyskull: "mustard gas is essentially a condiment" #M ...
  • Tue, 14:57: RT @AstinTO: Great idea for the GOP debate tonight. Each candidate gets waterboarded while being pepper-sprayed. Then asked if that was ...
  • Tue, 15:50: RT @stoplookingup: Pepper spray: To overreact violently in response to mild provocation. Replaces earlier coinage, "go postal."
  • Tue, 16:24: Skyrim debuts, Anne McCaffrey passes - sad times for dragons.
  • Tue, 18:46: The great thing about a job where I'm able to keep up online is that it leaves more time for drawing at home.
  • Tue, 20:16: Hero of Three Faces update: breaking the rules has consequences. http://t.co/k999uNAN #getsmart #doctorwho
  • Wed, 05:46: The problem with having a coupla days' buffer is that I don't always think ahead to special dates. Kinda hit it today anyway though.
  • Wed, 08:48: Here's to you, #DoctorWho - let the day begin.
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:22 pm
  • Thu, 13:46: This place has a snack room where you can use your debit card. No cash necessary.
  • Thu, 14:33: Aaand now the card reader isn't working. http://t.co/hOkTjfuV
  • Thu, 15:37: @Omorka I didn't know most Pakistanis are Muslims.
  • Thu, 15:55: @RedneckGaijin I'm relatively well-educated by US standards and I didn't know that.
  • Thu, 21:44: Mom in the ER with heartburn so bad she thought it might be a heart attack. Better now. Chamber of Secrets on ABC Family.
  • Thu, 22:32: Didn't find anything wrong with Mom so she's going home. Oh and today was @horseyparalegal's last radiation session.
  • Thu, 23:02: @Omorka I thought they were Hindu.
  • Fri, 06:44: RT @ephant: If you use gh from though, o from people, t from ballet and i from business. Then the word "ghoti" is pronounced silently.
  • Fri, 06:46: Happy Veteran's Day!11!11!11!
  • Fri, 06:47: RT @AmiraJfr: Bring back the "Retweets by you, Retweets by others, Retweets of you" button....
  • Fri, 07:22: Some not all LJ pages are giving me an error this morning, "Content Encoding Error", "uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression." ?
  • Fri, 07:52: Now when I want to relocate a #retweet from the past, I have to remember what I tagged the LJ entry.
  • Fri, 08:14: scarfmom says the only at all good thing about the PSU scandal is now maybe people will stop thinking it's only the Catholic church
  • Fri, 12:11: 11/11/11 11:11 CST
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:39 pm
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Subject:My tweets
Time:02:20 am
  • Ср, 10:36: Forgot my phone. I want to text my wife I can't text her. Maybe she'll see this.
  • Ср, 17:37: It snowed here today. Well, it slushed.
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:42 am
  • Пн, 02:12: RT @neilhimself: Read this. And i endorse all his suggestions especially the fourth. http://t.co/jkEd5x8j
  • Пн, 06:44: @trinalin No. Has that been on BBCAmerica?
  • Пн, 06:45: Facing what I know to be my last week at the call center doesn't seem so bad as usual. Wonder how it'll be once I get there.
  • Пн, 15:23: Meant to lunch at 14:00. Managed to forget between am break and noon that the PC clock is an hour slow today.
  • Пн, 18:22: If I had a beard there'd be people who'd say I look like a tall George Lucas.
  • Пн, 19:22: Harold's Asian, Kumar is Middle Eastern - does either of them actually celebrate Christmas?
  • Пн, 21:59: X-Files theme as grocery store muzak?? owait the date
  • Пн, 22:23: I ought've told the security guard at the Dillon's grocery store to dress as the sherriff from Gunsmoke next year
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Subject:I got the new job.
Time:04:39 pm

I've been working in the call center about fifteen months, which is about how long before that I was unemployed (except for a parttime retail position), and about how long I worked before that at the call center job I lost when the plant closed.

The new job is for a different department of the same company. This job is proofing computer transcripts of customer responses to interactive voice recognition system. When your cable company answering computer asks you to speak your choice between account information or technical issues, if they're our client I may hear what you say.

It's staff instead of production, and the pay and health benefits are better. But there may be an even better benefit than all that. I realized yesterday that both the burnout hiatus/timeskips in AKOTAS's history to date were conceived while I had different call center jobs.

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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:24 pm
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Time:12:58 pm
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:47 pm
  • Tue, 18:11: @TheOnlyTrout Of course, being me, I didn't get proper inspiration for a gag for my chosen work until I conceived a crossover.
  • Tue, 18:25: @jephjacques You fix that by not growing old. I've been 12 since 1971.
  • Tue, 19:59: Who else finds yourself singing along to the organ solo in Inna Gadda Da Vida, "To save us all from Satan's path / When we had gone astray"
  • Tue, 20:50: Somewhere, in an Enchanted Place at the top of a forest, a journalist and her Time Lord will always be playing.
  • Tue, 23:08: Hero of Three Faces update: I never even saw all these. http://t.co/mDi7Vbfp #toomanycrossoverstotag
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Subject:Job interview went well.
Time:06:33 pm

I had a job interview today with a different division of the same company as the call center where I work now. This job would be, basically, backstopping the clients' customer service IVRs by listening to and transcribing recordings of customer IVR responses. It would be more pay, and better health coverage; for no actual contact with customers, and no staying after shift for being stuck on a long call that came in two minutes before 17:00. I'd really like that and I think they liked me.

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Subject:Silver next year
Time:07:33 am
Today I'm married 24 years.
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Subject:Accomplishment
Time:09:57 am

Well, I started the day with a sense of accomplishment.

When I got up and went to the bathroom, the handle swung free. So I took the lid off the tank and discovered that the chain between the handle bar and the tank plug had broken. Except it wasn't a chain, it was a plastic strip with ridges to poke through the hole in the handle bar and hold it there, like a zip tie. So, it took me fifteen minutes and the needlenose pliers, but I got the next ridge of the plastic strip through the handle bar hole. And that was the start of my day.

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Subject:My tweets
Time:09:44 pm
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:21 pm
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:19 pm
  • Sat, 17:19: 2 meals today at McD's and 1 at BK. Laugh or groan if you feel you must, but to me that's a good day (long as it doesn't happen too often).
  • Sat, 21:44: My mom was going to lend us her old tv. It's so old it doesn't have a coaxial port.
  • Sat, 22:18: Today's one of those days when I get to Twitter after thirteen hours, and only read the last hour and check mentions
  • Sat, 23:37: #AKOTAS update: adm asst. http://t.co/rCXmvWWK #webcomics #kingarthur
  • Sun, 09:16: "Easy open can. Peel lapel in direction of arrow." Yeah righ-- oh hey it worked this time.
  • Sun, 10:19: Ushering at church and more housepainting today. Have a good day, internet.
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:04 pm
  • Fri, 20:42: #AKOTAS update: fairy cake. http://t.co/MrrZbGIR #webcomics #kingarthur
  • Fri, 21:57: @TheOnlyTrout Not someone's dissertation [far as I know], but my webcomic has been the subject of an article in the journal Arthuriana.
  • Sat, 09:58: Helping a friend housepaint, then going to Mom's for tv instead of having her over. Away from the internet all day.
  • Sat, 11:32: Perry is right. No other criminals' children are denied education. It's cruel and unusual punishment, and not of the criminal.
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Subject:Free, or at least discount, association
Time:12:47 pm

We saw the Fright Night remake the last day it was in the theaters. I saw the original in the 80s. I don't usually go in for horror, but I seem to recall context of recommendation by a friend since passed away who was a film student. Then we went to see the new one because David Tennant is in it. (Also it was nice to see Anton Yelchin can pronounce a V when he wants to.)

There was a fifteen or twenty minute sequence in the second act that made me very uncomfortable. It had nothing to do with horror special effects, of which there was a not inappropriate amount. I'm speaking of the sequence when Yelchin is the only person (left) who knows that Colin Farrell is a vampire, and is either afraid to tell people or is disbelieved when he does; even when he goes to Tennant who is a Vegas stage magician whose schtick is vampire lore and who spoilerCollapse ).

I have an aversion to stories or scenes when only the protagonist knows something fantastic and s/he is either trying to hide it or to show it and everyone around thinks s/he's not sane. I was surprised at how intensely uncomfortable I was made by those twenty minutes of that film. I'm sure it's a convention of horror films and this may be why I don't go in for them. However, it's also a trope in comedy. I think of it as "nightmare comedy".

The epitome, the acme if you will, of nightmare comedy is the Looney Tunes cartoon One Froggy Evening, in which a construction worker discovers a time capsule containing a frog that performs song and dance routines, except when anyone but the construction worker is looking.

Another example of nightmare comedy is the Tom Cruise film Risky Business. This isn't a case so much of the protagonist knowing more that everyone else than of simply everything going wrong for the protagonist that can go wrong, but it presses the same buttons for me.

The reason these two films stick in my mind as examples of the nightmare comedy trope is that they're favorites of billroper, who loves the trope. After I noticed this about him, I noticed most of the personal stories he tells are couched as this trope. The only example of that which I actually recall now (not having lived in the same city as he for a coupla decades now) is a tale of his first cat, Smudge.

He once described an occasion in which he was scooping Smudge's catpan. Smudge looked on with apparent confusion that her territory marker was being obliterated. Once he was done, the cat stepped in and, so to speak, reasserted herself. He only patiently waited till she was done and then scooped that up to discard with what he'd already collected.

And that's why to this day I think of billroper when I clean a catpan.

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