changehistory: (Fingers to lips)
He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
One against whom there was no official complaint,
And all the reports on his conduct agree
That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a
saint,
For in everything he did he served the Greater Community.
Except for the War till the day he retired
He worked in a factory and never got fired,
But satisfied his employers, Fudge Motors Inc.
Yet he wasn't a scab or odd in his views,
For his Union reports that he paid his dues,
(Our report on his Union shows it was sound)
And our Social Psychology workers found
That he was popular with his mates and liked a drink.
The Press are convinced that he bought a paper every day
And that his reactions to advertisements were normal in every way.
Policies taken out in his name prove that he was fully insured,
And his Health-card shows he was once in hospital but left it cured.
Both Producers Research and High-Grade Living declare
He was fully sensible to the advantages of the Instalment Plan
And had everything necessary to the Modern Man,
A phonograph, a radio, a car and a frigidaire.
Our researchers into Public Opinion are content
That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;
When there was peace, he was for peace: when there was war, he went.
He was married and added five children to the population,
Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his
generation.
And our teachers report that he never interfered with their
education.
Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.
changehistory: ([Peter] Kissage)
Everyone's ready to head to Massachusetts, right? Right. I know you all are. I know no one has forgotten that Peter and I are getting married Saturday, right?

Rooms for the family, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception are all booked and arranged here.

We're heading up Friday, as I assume there will be bachelor parties tomorrow night. ;-)

Just a friendly last-minute because mun has been so crazy busy reminder!
changehistory: (Adorable modern smile)
Singer Castle on Dark Island is for sale.

It has secret passageways.

I want.

Choices

...It could be a nice base for the new Company...

/Choices

Family Legacy

...Look how fortified it is.

/Family Legacy

More info on the castle. Clearly we'd stop the tours.

And a lovely image, under the cut.

It's on an island. With secret passageways. )

Selling narrative:

Secret passageways abound in this early 20th century castle near the Canadian border. It was originally built for the president of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., Frederick G. Bourne, by renowned architect Ernest Flagg. The five-story, 28-room castle, aptly named Singer Castle, has stone spiral staircases, copper gutters and a castle dungeon. Uniquely situated on one of the St. Lawrence Seaway’s Thousand Islands, the property offers two boathouses, a beach and a sizable squash court.
changehistory: (You have GOT to be kidding me)
His own empathy really was enough.



[ooc: ...applies for any 'verse where Peter's picked up Lydia's ability. Or Melissa's, actually, for that matter. LOL]
changehistory: (Brooding)
Everything's booked the weekend we wanted to do it, so we've moved the wedding to August 14. We'll be going to Massachusetts, so I'll do my best to get rooms booked for the family, at least.

I'm still not convinced it wasn't some sort of conspiracy to make us wait.

In the meantime--everyone's still got their passports in decent shape from last year to get to Canada in two weeks for Mohinder and Sylar, yes?
changehistory: (*pout*)
Dammit.

I missed out on Steak and Blow Job Day.

This is what I get for trying to be productive.
changehistory: (Bright smile)
The puppy got a puppy. It's fantastic. No, really. See:

1) He can no longer bitch and moan about being called the puppy.

2) Clearly there need to be more of us running around making your world better, yes?

I think this one's going to need a lot of training, though, for all that he looks good with a gun.
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[From [livejournal.com profile] kittydesade's Arcana]

THE SORCERER

The Sorcerer begins with great potential. He is shining, charismatic, and everyone believes that he will go on to do great things. He, himself, comes to believe it after a while, but only because people say so. In his heart he never outgrows the fear of disappointing, of failure, the fear that he is nothing as powerful or important or loved as he would like to be.

He grows into his power quickly, too quickly for his psyche or his mental and emotional development to support. At some point in his growth he is given a choice between that which he loves and which may yet be pure, and power. The power may be magical, political, psychic, intellectual, or artistic; rarely is it physical. The Sorcerer is, after all, a canon that relies on sheer power only as a last resort. Invariably he chooses power over all, believing that it will best help him to achieve his goals, and thus begins the Fall.

Over time the power begins to corrupt, as he sacrifices more and more of himself to become the arrogant, shining beacon that he pretends to be. The canon of the Sorcerer, however, is also self-knowledge. Even as he falls he is aware of his descent and the spiral of self-loathing, desire, and catharsis drives him further and further to the edge. This descent is easily marked in stages.

Sorcerers may begin in other canons. Most commonly, if they begin in another canon they begin as Priests or Stars. A Stage One Sorcerer will most closely resemble a normal human being. They will be calm, easy, smiling when they are happy, dead-faced or frowning or crying when they are upset. If they begin as another canon, it is at this time that the other traits will be most recognizable. A Stage Two Sorcerer will speak more often in obscurities, layering his comments so that there are at least two meanings, and it is rare that he will admit to doing so. More often he will display false emotions, pseudo cheer or pseudo anger, to achieve a purpose. A Stage Three Sorcerer will continue the worsening trend of speaking in double meanings and will consider himself distanced from most of his relationships. Those who he does have, whom he trusts, he will cling to and try to alienate at the same time, the principle being that the further he falls the more his friends and loved ones must be protected from him. Yet he cannot stand to be alone with his self-hate.

A Stage Four Sorcerer will be more openly self-destructive, and yet will restrain himself to such forms as are socially acceptable. He will test the boundaries and the persistence of his attachments, regarding them (whether or not he admits this) almost exclusively in terms of close friends and pleasant acquaintances. He is more of extremes, may be diagnosable as bipolar or manic-depressive, and display a mercurial temperament. A Stage Five Sorcerer may also be regarded as terminal. No traces of the original canon remain, and his self-destruction has reached the point where it will be remarked on by others if it exists in a form that is understood by his cultural environment. He has the manic charisma of the doomed, attracting sycophants and followers like the proverbial moth to the equally proverbial flame. He is dangerous, difficult to handle, and yet a Stage Five Sorcerer may be the most skilled at handling others. All Sorcerers, it must be noted, are gifted at manipulation.
changehistory: ([Angela] [Peter] Hallelujah)
In the never-ending quest to collect every recorded cover of Hallelujah existent, Kate Voegele's recording was acquired today, bringing the total number I have to 46. The other 45 are:

Allison Crowe, Angelou, Anthony Michael Hall, Ari Hest, Arooj Aftab, Bettie Severt, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bono, Brandi Carlile, Caro Weisenberg, Chris Botti, Clare Bowditch, Damien Rice, Dresden Dolls, Elisa, Eric Beverly, Eric Flaa, Euan Morton & Denise Summers, Gavin DeGrawn, Hilary Scott, Imogen Heap, Jack Lukeman, Jeff Buckley, Jennifer Terran, John Cale, John Jerome, The Junebugs, K's Choice, k.d. lang, Kate Noson, Kathryn Williams, Late Tuesday, Leonard Cohen, Lucky Jim, Macbrolan, Patricia O'Callaghan, The Piano Strings Ensemble, Rufus Wainwright, Sara Gazarek, Sheryl Crow, Steve Acho, Street to Nowhere, Tony Lucca, and Willie Nelson

If anyone has any other version and would be willing to share, that would be greatly appreciated...
changehistory: (Upset/looking down)
I'm headed out to the Hamptons for a couple of days. I have the phone and my laptop, but I might not be on them much. I'll be back by Wednesday--not missing Thanksgiving.

I'm sorry.
changehistory: (Fingers to lips)
Specific Dates to add to your calendars:

Nov 26: Julian was apparently on the ball and rebooked us a parade view room at the Comfort Inn, Central Park West, so we don't have to be on the street. I thought it worked well last year. We should probably be there by 800, if not earlier--maybe do breakfast there? Baileigh's offered up their house for dinner, which is kind. Matt, feel free to invite Daphne, if you like. Nathan, Alisha is more than welcome, as well. Angela, you will be there. Anyone able to help set up/cook check with Baileigh and, I'm assuming, Claire and Julian for what they need.

November 30: Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - Starts at 5:30. Tree lighting, entertainment, food tasting, street performers, shopping, and more.

December 2: Rockefeller Tree lighting. Festivities start at 6:45, tree lighting is at 8:55. Everyone survived the ice skating last year, so no whining this year. :-P

December 6: Central Park Winter Holiday Lighting

December 9: Madison Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting.

December 19: Santa at Belvedere Castle in Central Park: I think we should take Molly, Irina, Monty and Simon.

December 24: Christmas Eve service somewhere, for those of us who wish to.

December 25: Christmas--we'll figure out where to do presents and dinner.

Events without specific dates we need to fit in:

The Bronx Zoo - includes horse drawn carriage rides through a decorated zoo, a reindeer herd, ice carving demonstrations, and presents for the animals.

Shopping and ice skating at Bryant Park -- Outdoor shopping to avoid the department stores. Plus, more ice skating. Deal with it, Mohinder.

Seeing the decorations at the Time Warner Center.

Seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

The American Museum of Natural History's holiday display--including origami trees and lit up dinosaurs. This one's for you, Hiro.

Any questions?
changehistory: (...Oh?)
For the sake of space, should we head to the Hamptons for Thanksgiving? We'd have to rely on Peter and Hiro for transport if we want to do the parade...if anyone wants to this year...but our other choice is Baileigh and Sark's and I don't want to foist that on them...

I just don't think we'll all fit at the townhouse comfortably this year with our extra additions.

Ditto Christmas unless I can buy and close on the house by then.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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