••• So my thoughts on the election
can be summed up in these GIFs:
Let's see, we had Obama re-elected, a large number of women and progressives elected to Congress
(including a Buddhist and a Hindu
), Tea Partiers and rape apologists and anti-abortion freaks defeated, same-sex marriage passing by popular vote in three states
(and marijuana legalized in two more), a hardcore video gamer getting elected to Maine's state senate
, and overall at least half of Americans waking up and realizing this country needs to get out of the dark ages? Consider me impressed. :D
I might do a politics-related linkdump at some point, but for now I'm sure this will do. ^_^;
••• As for Hurricane Sandy, we got our TV and Internet back on Friday 11/2
; my sister was ecstatic because during that whole week it was like living with a drug addict going through withdrawal. And it didn't help that she was out of school a total of four days, too. :PPP I managed to survive by starting to watch Ao no Exorcist (which I've actually been rather enjoying!), as well as a few movies I'll review later because it's 2:30 AM as I'm writing this and I'm hoping to get some sleep soon. XD
But it's long gone now -- no major damage around here, just a few tree limbs falling on power lines here and there (and Halloween getting cancelled, if that counts). I know the coast got hit really bad, though, as well as everywhere south of New York City; I don't know exactly how bad the damage was, and if we're going to be completely honest I kinda don't want to -- I feel like it'd depress me too much. But yes, we're all perfectly fine around here, as I've mentioned before, so no need to worry about us!
If you do want to read something interesting, though, there's this article about the skeleton that was unearthed when a tree toppled over in New Haven
, if you're into that sort of thing. (The link contains pictures of the skeleton [though it's kinda hard to make out], in case you don't want to see it or you find such pictures disrespectful.)
••• I'm about 21,000 words into NaNoWriMo
, which I'm really impressed by since I wasn't expecting to get that far by now at all. I've always seen myself as a slow writer; when I was writing papers in school and college, it took all the effort I could muster to stay focused and concentrate on what I needed to get done, which meant writing the damn things felt like pulling teeth. A lot of these hangups I developed about writing as a result have stuck around, which has definitely made it a struggle, so I guess being ahead of schedule is my way of compensating for that. :3 But whatever, even though those 21,000 words are total word vomit (as all first drafts are, I suppose), I'm using the advice of some famous writers to power through it
, I'm proud of where I'm at right now, and I'm excited that I might actually make 50,000 before the end of the month, so yay! 8D
(And of course, you can add me over there
if you haven't already.)
••• The Twilight Sad concert was Tuesday night
, and it was as excellent and mind-blowing as I was hoping it was going to be.( Details under the cut... )
••• I've changed the layout of my LJ blog!
The last one was more of a temporary thing because it was kinda ugly, so I hope y'all like this one more. ^_^;
Anyway, that's about it from me. How's everyone else doing?