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21 June 2011 @ 05:49 am
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Hey everyone, this is the new journal of brockengespenst . Please friend me and let me know if I haven't already friended you!*

*I tried copying over my friends list exactly, but it's almost 7am and I've been up all night and I know I typed some usernames wrong because it told me "there was an error adding one or more usernames". However, it didn't tell me which ones and I'm going cross-eyed trying to figure it out at this stage.

ex_janey on June 21st, 2011 10:54 am (UTC)
sexy username

wanna cyber?
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ex_janey on June 21st, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
kiss me out of desire, not consolationstarbooks on June 21st, 2011 12:09 pm (UTC)
mr. pilkingtonbrockengespenst on June 21st, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
I had something really funny I wanted to tell you about Victorian crime! Let me see if I can remember all of this. Okay so you know the case that The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher is based on (and is also mentioned in this other book)? The books states that Wilkie Collins's famous novel The Moonstone is basically the Francis Seville Kent murder, nightgown and all, except he replaced the murder with a stolen gemstone to make it less icky.

The whole time I was reading that part of the book I kept thinking that the plot of The Moonstone sounded super familiar to me, like maybe I had watched a film version of it at some point. I looked up all the adaptations of it, though, and couldn't find it. I consulted with my mom, and she vaguely remembered it as well, including the part about the supposed curse on the Indian gemstone. That made us think it might have been a BBC series, but no.

Then I remembered! Murder She Wrote S04E14, "Curse of the Daanav", is seriously an exact rip-off of The Moonstone, down to the details. How has no one noticed this?! How is it that I can't remember whether I've showered yet on any given day but I have memorized the plot of an episode of Murder She Wrote that I haven't seen in at least a decade (and which is on Netflix instant watch right now, just fyi)?

Anyway, long story short (too late), there is an episode of Murder She Wrote indirectly based on Inspector Whicher of Scotland Yard trying to find out who slashed a toddler's throat and tossed him in the privy. And funnily enough, it adds back in not one but two murders.
kiss me out of desire, not consolationstarbooks on June 21st, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
that is amazing.

absolutely brilliant

I can't wait until Jonathan gets home so I can share this with him, omg. He freaking loves Murder She Wrote and read the Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. This is right up our alley, seriously.

I was about to write something else that I thought was interesting but am suffering a complete memory failure. Oh well. How are you surviving the floods? My dad used to work at Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant and he was spazzing out because it's at the mercy of some flood water and, it would seem, an electrical fire. I assume you and your nearest and dearest aren't glowing?
mr. pilkingtonbrockengespenst on June 22nd, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
We glow only with the vigor and triumph of survival, thus far. I know the flooding is a big problem but the papers are say the Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant disaster stories have been debunked so that's reassuring. Yesterday's megastorm/tornado warning were pretty nutso, though. I took this video from our front porch until the tornado sirens started going off and then the power went out:

It's kind of funny because you can hear the tornado sirens going off in order, I think it was Omaha first, then Millard, then Chalco (we're right by the reservoir in Chalco). I dunno what the ambulance siren was, probably an accident on the 80 or something.
Anathema Devicedoor on June 21st, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
this is a scene we are improvising me: aaa cowboy curtis- hit it quit it OGzminotaur on June 21st, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
well hello sexy!
your little heart is worth so much more than $6: comics | garth - clap [year one]crazycorgilady on June 21st, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
added m'dear :*
ol' blood & gutscaterwauls on June 22nd, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
at first i was like "WHO DARES ADD ME AS A FRIEND??"

then i was like "lol nvm it's morning, i'll deal w/ this later"

then i found out it was you and i was like "oh, good."
mr. pilkingtonbrockengespenst on June 22nd, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
i like picturing you in this proud pose, voice booming, sword drawn:

Ashlyn Nobleaymaera on June 22nd, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Hi :D

once upon a time you defriended me and I didn't know why and I thought you didn't like me and I am happy we can be friends again

also lol way to go self replying to a comment instead of the entry
mr. pilkingtonbrockengespenst on June 22nd, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
omg i saw that just now and i don't remember when or why i had since i update so rarely so that's why i added you again lol. i'm sorry please for give me :'(
Ashlyn Nobleaymaera on June 22nd, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Nothing to forgive! I like your new username btw :D
where to, miss?  lj user="tothestars"plethora77 on June 22nd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
i swear to god i added you a while back and then you weren't added somehow and now i'm not added for you

remedy this
I like your lizard picture.regina on June 23rd, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
this picture is like your whole personality
down to every detail~
mr. pilkingtonbrockengespenst on June 25th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
ikr? it really really is.
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim: Pentacletydestra on June 29th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
I'm added and added you back :D