December 20th, 2005

Writing with Quill

Paging Dr. Freud...

You know, I realized that I have had a number of dreams about Rupert Grint in, dreams about me...and and him....meandhim...Nothing crazy or anything--just holding hands, snuggling, dating, etc. And it just struck me that this is really weird. I mean, it's not weird that I'm dreaming about things related to Harry Potter; that's been going on quite regularly for some time now. But he's not the one I have the mad crush on; that's Dan Radcliffe. (And I must clarify that my Dan crush is based mainly on personality, which allows me to feel quite snobby about it! I mean, I think he's incredibly cute, but what attracts me way more than that is his completely charming, intelligent, witty, gush gush gush, etc., personality.) And yet these dreams are oddly satisfying. Why?! I mean, Rupert's cool. He's filling out nicely. I'm sure he's a great guy. But I'm definitely not smitten in the least. Could it be because I'm currently immersed in After the End, and I'm just placing myself in the Hermione role? I don't think so; these dreams started before I started reading AtE. Hmm, I really don't know what it is. But apparently some part of my subconscious is really taken with Rupert Grint. And yes, it's Rupert, not Ron, because he's always an actor in the dreams. I really don't know, man....
Writing with Quill

Tom Riddle lives!

Tom Riddle's Diary actually speaks to you, and some of it can be quite fun! The program is based on artificial intelligence, so it kind of learns how to respond to you...and it even recognizes you when you leave the site and then return later (probably because of cookies). This sort of reminds me of that old Oracle thing back around 1996. You would send an e-mail to "the Oracle" (it was some sort of e-mail address, like, or something like that), asking some sort of question about anything you want (e.g., your love life, your future). In return, you would get to answer, in the guise of the Oracle, a question sent by someone else. It was basically a question exchange, and you could be snarky, funny, whatever; the fun of it was getting weird responses and writing funny responses. Anyway, totally offtopic here.

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