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[24 Sep 2009|02:03am]

This happened a little while ago, but it was totally a Shoebox moment. And I would have posted it after it happened, had I known of this community's existence.

I was at a friend's birthday party, and we were all crammed into her bedroom watching b-rated horror films and eating birthday cake. Suddenly my friend JR who is on the floor says to my friend Dave who is on the bed, "Feed me like a bird!" And Dave leans to do it.

And instead of completely squeeing over the fact that my two guy friends are pretty much almost Frenching (and I say almost because my friend Dan was like "uh...no, that's too gay, guys," and pushed Dave back up onto the bed), I thought of the Marauders on vacation. And Sirius looking like a cutlet.

"I know what he wants," Sirius tells Peter. "He wants me to eat for him, and then spit the pre-chewed food into his drooling mouth."

"Like birds," Peter adds helpfully.

"Like lazy, lazy Lupins," Sirius finishes.

Hooray for lazy, lazy Lupins. Hooray for lazy, lazy JRs.
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[17 Aug 2009|11:19pm]

So, um, rather new here (read: I joined all of a minute ago haha) and I've already had a Shoebox moment. Though, to be fair, I brought it about myself. Backstory and moment is THIS way...Collapse )
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Sock-y Goodness [16 May 2009|09:56pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]




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[10 Apr 2009|10:32pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

This actually happened awhile ago, but I just got around to posting.

In Knowledge Bowl (kind of like team Jeopardy) practice there was a question asking the names of the two main characters in Wuthering Heights. At the next meet, there was pretty much the same question but in reverse (asking for the name of the book). And yes, my team did get them right. I was the one who knew the answer, and shoebox was the only reason I knew it.

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Oh, Cathy [25 Jan 2009|10:50pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Masterpiece Classic did Wuthering Heights for the past two Sundays!

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First Shoebox moment, and it's a pretty good one. [21 Jul 2008|09:36pm]

    Our high school band had an orientation-type meeting tonight (yes, yes, it's late, I know; I don't like to talk about that), and after all the official speaking was done I was standing around with various of my friends.  One of them, who's coming back to band this year and is a bass player, was talking about which songs the jazz band should use as competition pieces. 
    His first choice was Benny Goodman's Sing, Sing, Sing, and at the mention of Benny Goodman my Shoebox senses were already tingling.  He then proceeded to go on for several minutes recreating the song. 
    Yep.  He doodle oo-ed a Benny Goodman song. 
    We're all sort of used to it, so nobody understood why I was laughing so hard.  ^__^

Edited to point out that my icon matches the layout!  =D
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[06 Jun 2008|12:32pm]

This isn't so much a Shoebox moment as a Shoebox reference.

My friend and I were talking about her boyfriend. Well, it was mostly her talking about how much she likes him. She said something like, "He makes my brain go *splat*."

Not one to pass up a good line, I said, "so he has made you completely brain-dead?"

She, of course, was oblivious XD
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[16 May 2008|12:29am]

I am actually coming up on my anniversary of being a shoeboxer. A year ago, I started reading it, and after the first few chapters, before it was even explicit about the Remus/Sirius, I fell in love with it. So, of course, I sent it to my best friend. We started reading it together, her relating to the random, hilarious Sirius, and me relating to the grammatically correct, self-conscious Remus.

Well, actually, I have been in love with that best friend for a very long time. One very early morning in July, when I thought she was sleeping, I told her. She wasn't. So we spent that day together, doing very jellyfish like things, but at the end, she chose to stay with her boyfriend.

It was the hardest thing I ever had to deal with, but this was just after my birthday, so I had a bunch of cards - lots of ones from the "Shoebox" Hallmark company. So I cut one up, and on the back of it wrote,

"I love you to a degree that is truly stupid
- Your Remus

We don't talk about that day any more, but I check her wallet every now and then. It's still there.
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Best. Teacher. Ever. [12 May 2008|09:14pm]

Last year, I had the ABSOLUTE JOY of having a teacher for AP US History (APUSH) that was shoebox!remus IN THE FLESH. It was absolutely insane. Although he never said anything that could be directly paralleled to shoebox, his tall, skinny, brown hair, pale, and glasses-ness immediately declared REMUS to me and another shoeboxer (the person who introduced me to it, coincidentally) who sat next to me. We basically spent all of the class sniggering at the things he said (his miserable puns are well known at my school) and wiggling our eyebrows at each other at anything he said that was non-history related. Note: he also exclusively wears these really beat up old brown leather shoes that just scream England school-boy and khakis and old dress shirts with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows with ink all over his hands. No, seriously.
Unfortunately, the main difference between Mr. S and Remus are that Mr. S is straight and Remus is not. (This is confirmed by his engagement to some Californian.) He also, ironically, is a vegetarian.

He is so awesome he has his own facebook fangroup.

Also, he is a titan of American history knowledge. It's truly incredible.

I ♥ him.
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[04 May 2008|12:55pm]

[ mood | good ]

Hello, all! I'm new to this community but not new to shoebox... it's nice to meet you all! After my initial discovery of shoebox and devouring of it in practically one sitting (I say practically because I had to go to school/do homework, eat occasionally, and even sleep occasionally... at the time these necessities frustrated me XD) I simply let it lay contented for a while and got out of touch with livejournal. Rediscovering of livejournal led to beginning the re-reading of shoebox and ensuing fangirlism XD

I apologize to anyone who had absolutely no interest in that ramble of a personal back-story. ^_^;

At any rate, lately I've been considering how little I speak with my mother about my usual reading choices, particularly that of slightly more graphic slash pairings... and realized that I didn't like the way I was sort of hiding away my reading material from her. We usually chat about the things we read, and I didn't want to hide anything as though I thought it was wrong... I decided SBP was the best one to introduce her to because it is simply awesome-tastic in everyway and really eases into more graphic slashiness. I read the entire first chapter and half of the second on aloud to her (there were several giggles from her) and she picked up on the R/S dynamic in like the second letter, saying, "This isn't easing into it, they're just in major denial!" XDDDD! *loves her mom* She decided she'd had enough for squick-reasons. We discussed whether or not she felt squicky because of the awkward close friend/lover dynamic mainly or also because it was the two guys. She concluded that it was subconscious squickiness from how she was brought up.

"It probably wouldn't bother me if it wasn't so well done and I could laugh it off... it's really well written." It was so cool to talk with my mom about shoebox and also to have that conversation that brought more understanding for both of us on our different reading material. It was so awesome. :)

I hope that this isn't too involved for a SBP moment!

On one other note, I've made a SBP colour bar if anyone would like it. I think of making that as a moment! ^_^
Repeat after me, Mr. Black - I do believe in lj cuts, I do, I do.Collapse )

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er hallo! [24 Feb 2008|09:45pm]

We're reading Romeo and Juliet in English class, and my teacher wanted us to paraphrase the clauses of the prologue.
"Separately," I asked, "or together?"
I then burst out laughing.

People were confused, I think, but more so when we flipped to a page in the book that had a picture of Romeo with a codpiece. A CODPIECE.

I think my moments are made of suck, but 't could all be remedied if more people at my school gave into the wonders of Shoebox. :)
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[19 Feb 2008|09:51pm]

I found this while surfing YouTube. The Shoebox_Project's unoffical trailer:

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[01 Feb 2008|09:56pm]

My friend Fishy and I are in the same photography class and we had to bring in a shoebox in to make a camera obsura. As we were cutting out holes into the sides of my poor shoebox Fishy yells out, "it's the shoebox_project!"
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sdkfjskfj [22 Jan 2008|10:35pm]

Today, while my algebra teacher (who, coincidentally, strongly reminds me of movie!James) was teaching, I was completely out of it. Like, I had no fucking idea what he was talking about, which is odd because usually I'm pretty good at holding my attention in that class. Anyway, I wasn't listening to a word of his lecture, until he was like "ad nauseum," at which point, of course, I jolted upright. And it took me a minute to remember why I jolted upright, but then I was like "James! Why are you turning into Sirius?!" And...yeah...the end.
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[19 Jan 2008|08:07pm]

So I often comment on my friend's grammar (or lack thereof).  We have this little 'thing' where I'm Remus and she's Sirius (I'm sure you all know what I mean).  Today we had a conversation over MSN:

Rachel... says:

hahaha i was so confussed
Emily says:
Emily says:
with one s
Emily says:
Rachel... says:
Emily says:
con fussed is not a word
Rachel... says:
i do that all the time
Rachel... says:
...sorry ms. [insert my last name here]
Emily says:
I'm the Remus to your Sirius
Emily says:
I'm allowed to do these things
Rachel... says:

I love having a friend who knows Shoebox<3
(p.s. Sorry about the hot pink!)
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Today was a good day. [08 Jan 2008|08:29pm]

So, there's this kid in my class that talks all the time, and, today, my teacher decided to lecture him on it. Not like in a serious way, though, but like in a jokey way. So she was telling him about how you don't have to share every single one of your thoughts. (She even told him to think something and then watched with fake intenseness as he remained silent). Anyway, she actually used the phrase: "thoughts are for thinking." I was verrrrrrrry tempted to raise my hand and call her selfish. But, alas, I did not. I don't really enjoy detention, see.
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OMGosh. [27 Dec 2007|05:08pm]

I need to stop posting sbp moments. No one cares.

Anyway, Jeopardy question:

Semicolons (Remus' clandestine lover), hyphens and commas (I do, believe, I do!), oh my!

Life was made better by this question.
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[21 Dec 2007|09:21pm]

Okay, I seem to have a lot of Shoebox moments. Maybe I just make them for myself....anyway, I was watching "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" on FOX and they sang "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen. Read the lyrics and you will understand.

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Puppies [20 Dec 2007|11:11pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Okay, so I'm reading my (ages) 1s and 2s Sunday School class a book about puppies. So far, no Shoebox-y-ness. It was just an innocent book about puppies. Until page seven. Yes, on page 7, it said, and I quote, "Puppies like to play together. Sometimes, they get tangled up."
I could no longer read that book in Church.  

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i do believe in commas, i do, i do! [10 Dec 2007|11:13pm]

i'm giving a presentation on proper comma usage tomorrow.

hells yes.

sadly, there are no shoeboxers in the class.  but i still thought it was worth sharing.  ^_^
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