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Don't expect too much; I'm a very different person now, with a different style and interests. I also tend to be busy during the school semester. :I Frankly, I wasn't ever planning on sharing my new account, for those reasons. But if I do end up doing more stuff with my old characters, that's where I'd upload it, since I don't want to use this account anymore. :P

The Greatest Day Ever -Russia Songs-

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 18, 2010, 8:58 AM

OKAY, GUIZE, I was going to tell you the story about beer and Japan, HOWEVER, there are more important things to talk about.


I don't care how pathetic it is that I waited so long for this day. THANK GOD TODAY WAS A HOLIDAY SO I WAS HOME TO SEE THIS.

And he does not disappoint. :iconimhappyplz:

зима ("Winter"):…

Pechka, Light My Heart:…

Shared with me by :iconfullmetalshrimp468:
Thank you, comrade! TT v TT **salute**

But ffuuuuuuu--someone needs to translate these, STAT. D':< If only I were better at by-ear translations. /sob

I tried looking on NicoNico for the lyrics (in Japanese), but even they don't have the full versions up, as far as I could see. :noes: THIS IS MADNESS.

And now if you'll excuse me, I...I think I'm about to cry with joy.


[EDIT #2] Put up some totally illegal downloads, just for you guys. =v= If I go to prison for it, I'll know who to blame. **shot** They're not the greatest quality ever, but hopefully they'll suffice until better ones come out. |D [/EDIT #2]

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  • Listening to: (TAKE A WILD GUESS)
  • Reading: 1984
  • Playing: Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands

A Story About Avatar the Movie

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 12, 2010, 6:55 PM

(Enough of that wussy journal, I'M BUMPING THAT GARBAGE OFF MY PAGE.)

This Sunday, we went to go see Avatar. Now, I was going to write a review describing it's overwhelming epicness in painful detail, but I figure the critics have got that covered already.


It is the riveting tale of me and my brother going to the concession stand before the show. **SHOT**

So, after punching the guy at the ticket counter, stealing 3D glasses from some nerds, and bodily throwing three people out of their seats to get good spots, we figured it would be wise to get drinks before the previews started.

My mom gave us some money and sent us off. We were lucky enough to find this ONE cashier that didn't have anyone in his line, even though everyone else was queued up to high heaven. ("Curious," thought the Ita.)

Here was our order: 3 medium-sized drinks and a box of candy. Easy enough, right?

But the guy just HAS to make things more difficult than necessary: "Oh, i c u have 2 drinks thar. Do you want a free popcorn with that?"

Bitch, did we SAY we wanted popcorn? Huh?? No, we didn't.
And we told him that much.

" sure you don't want a free popcorn? It's free."


Really? Really?
We're just like, ""


As soon as he turns his back, my little brother goes, "Man, I told that boy we don't want any!"

We got our all-American-land-of-the-free popcorn. I don't think people appreciate that not EVERYONE around here likes to just eat whenever they feel like it, whether or not they're actually hungry.

So yeah, we're walking back, wondering what to do with it. I suggested, "Just leave it on a bench and let's see if someone takes it, like that time in Japan".

We did. We didn't really expect anyone to want it, since it could have been...idk, poisoned or spat in or something unattractive like that.


And that was the highlight of the night when we saw Avatar. **shot**

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  • Reading: 1984
  • Playing: Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands

The Kind of Person I Love

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 9, 2010, 9:05 PM

Because I tend to only talk about people/things I hate, I decided to do something different for once.

I'd rather die than say so in real life, but nothing makes me happier than someone who laughs easily.

And I don't mean an insipid bimbo who just laughs all the time at nothing, I mean a person who laughs with feeling. Someone who finds the humor in things without trying very hard.

It's probably because I feel most comfortable when I can joke as much as I want and not have to feel pressured about whether they'll laugh or not. Also, if this is coupled with a person who's very kind and naive, as well, then I'm at my happiest. ...Er, but really that just means that sarcasm is on full throttle and I spend every minute poking fun at them. ;;

I can't help but be totally honest with people like that, so if they say something exploitable, I end up replying sarcastically without meaning it. But as long as they always laugh, I feel like they're not taking it seriously, so it's okay. I'm the wrong one in this situation, but I can't help myself.

I wonder how they can even stand to talk around me, because I pretty much twist everything they say. If it were me, I would definitely despise that, because I hate being made fun of. Once or twice, I've promised to resist for at least a day, or even an hour, and I couldn't do it. ;;
(In this respect, I admit I'm lacking in self-control...)

Sometimes I do wish I were better at sharing my feelings towards people, but it's too embarrassing. Plus, I feel like it's either a burden or useless knowledge.
"Do I seem shallow or uncaring because I've never expressed how happy they make me?" Occasionally I worry about such things. I don't particularly care about what strangers think, but I wouldn't want my friends to feel like this about me.
Especially the ones who laugh easily. Because if even they were to dislike me, I would feel crushed. ;;

I'm almost too embarrassed to post this sappy thing, but whatever. LIVE DANGEROUSLY.

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  • Listening to: Nageki no Mori
  • Reading: Heart no Kuni no Alice
  • Playing: Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands

Another Episode of 'Stuff I Don't Like'

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 3, 2010, 3:15 PM

You know something that I really dislike? When people take too much liberty when subbing. Like swapping out words for other words that weren't even necessary to change.

For example, I always notice in Hetalia subs that they do things like this:

In Episode 23, Switzerland says "saving money is fabulous" (which just sounds retarded), when "subarashi" is more commonly translated as "wonderful".

In Episode 48, Italy's voice changes and he says that he sounds "hen", meaning "strange". But they subbed it as "fag".

In Episode 49, America says "join me" when it should have been "join us". (FOR GOD'S SAKE, IT WAS IN ENGLISH, THERE WAS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT ONE.)

Little things like this...just bother the heck out of me. I mean, it's not like they completely change the meaning of the sentence, but they do make it sound stranger than it needs to be. :
My personal theory: most of these "mistakes" are just the fangirls inserting their own feelings into the anime.

So anyways, yeah, it sounds pretty anal for me to say such things, especially when I'm not bothering to translate episodes myself. ...But it still bugs me. =m=

...Ah, oh yeah, the other day, when I was reading blood type horoscopes, I saw this about Type A (which is what I have):

"While outwardly calm, they have such high standards (perfectionists) that they tend to be balls of nerves on the inside."

"So this is how I'm going to die; by stressing myself to death" was pretty much my immediate thought.

As if to validate it, my next thought was of how much it bothered me that they put "(perfectionists)" after "high standards" when it could have sounded better if rewritten altogether.

Oh, and the funny (?) thing is, I get irritated when other people have to get things perfect. I GUESS I'M JUST TOO CRITICAL TO BE HAPPY WITH ANYONE OR ANYTHING, HAHAHAHAHAHAFML.

The blurriness of this icon bothers me.

Don't get me wrong; I'm in a good mood right now, no lie.

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  • Listening to: Another Romeo &amp; Cinderella, aka less nasty ver
  • Reading: Toradora!
  • Watching: Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu (a bizarre show)
  • Playing: Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands
  • Eating: not azuki soup
  • Drinking: milk

ATTENTION: to all people from Playfish forums

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 31, 2009, 1:50 PM

I was hoping to get this resolved by way of contacting the admins of the forum, but seeing as how I haven't gotten any reply from them...

To all the people from the forum called "Playfish", I'd like you to know that there is a person there impersonating me for monetary gain. You can see the fake art thread here:…

I'm extremely sorry to any of you that have lost money over transactions with this imposter, and I'd like you to know that I had no part in this.

Like I said, I've informed the admins, but they haven't done anything about it yet. At the moment, I'm making an account just to get this person banned (as well as apologize to all the people they swindled); it's really kind of sad to have to go this far, but I can't let someone take other people's money by pretending to be me.

If you'd like to contact me on the forum, I'm listed as "Ituhr".

Thanks so much to :iconstrangedee: ("lulla belle" on Playfish) for telling me about all of this; I owe you one. ; v ;

Cheers, hoping to end 2009 with a banning. ;D

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Journal Entry: Mon Dec 28, 2009, 1:50 PM

Man, it's about time I got home. D:

I missed all of the Christmas journals/art, DERP.
All I can say about Christmas is that I didn't get any presents and we hardly celebrated, but Russia's Character CD Preview came out, and that's all I needed to have a very happy x-mas. |D…… (lyrics)

The first one is so hardcore; I can't get over it. ; v ; And the second one...if it doesn't make you smile, even just a little, then GTFO. :iconffffplz:


You know, I was expecting the cutesy song, but I totally did not predict the Trans-Siberian Orchestra feeling of "зима". I was really pleasantly surprised~ <333 It's a pretty serious-sounding song, too, which is rare for Hetalia. o:

Also, lol, in the translations, I read a phrase that I'd never heard of before: "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." (~Winston Churchill)

THAT REMINDS ME OF A PUZZLE. :icondatasslaytonplz:

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  • Listening to: Pechka~ Light My Heart~
  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Playing: Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands

Vacation Hiatus

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 17, 2009, 9:45 PM

Just wanted to put up a quick journal saying that I'll be gone for the next week or so (on a road trip). </3

Will post art when I get back!

P.S. If I ever meet Alfred Hundana in real life, I'm going to sock him one right in the face, because I am STILL receiving shit about him in my notes. OLD MEME IS OLD, PEOPLE, LET IT GO.

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  • Listening to: Meltdown (KAITO)
  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village


Journal Entry: Sun Nov 29, 2009, 7:56 PM



I just spent thirteen hours working on an Economics project that is not even due tomorrow. And if I hadn't happened to glance at the rubric, I would still be working on it (probably until morning).


Stolen from anime-freako:

TEN things you wish you could say to TEN different people right now:

10. Denying your advances again and again wasn't enough. I really should have let you have it when I had the chance. You're lucky I'm too polite to tell you exactly why "nice guys" like you aren't so nice.

9. Why is it that I'm starting to mature past your years, but you'll always be forced to stay that way? Have you realized this yourself? Do you ever feel sad? Do you even understand why you're different? What would you have been like if you hadn't been born that way? I feel like I've been deprived of someone that I've never met.

8. If I could, I'd share surgery with you, so you'd have a real reason to complain.

7. If I were to die within the next week, I would make it a priority to track you down. Thanks for fucking up my adolescence. But then again, you don't need my thanks; I'm sure our money was thanks enough for you.

6. I want to tell you so many things, but I'm afraid of what you'll think.

5. Every time we get a call from your house, I wonder if it's the call saying that you're dead or in big trouble.

4. I've known you all my life, and yet I barely know you.

3. Someday, when you die, I'll play Greensleeves for you.

2. It's always been my greatest hope and fear that I've had some sort of impact on your life. When I leave, will you miss me as much as I'll miss you?

1. When did you decide, "this is it, I'm giving up"? Was it an easy choice? Do you even remember when you made it? I wish, more than anything else, that things had turned out differently.

That felt pretty good. Although none of these things are directed towards anyone I know on deviantArt, so yeah. |D If you thought one of these pertained to you, you don't need to worry about it.

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  • Listening to: Meltdown (KAITO)
  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Italians are truly contagious =7=

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 27, 2009, 2:11 PM

Oh my goodness, Deal or No Deal was on this morning, and the contestant was a high-spirited older man from Sicily~
He was full of energy and so expressive! Every time he talked, he made all these extravagant gestures with his hands/arms. And when they were opening cases, he'd say "Piccolo! Piccolo!" and press his hands together.

I was like, "Wa~~~~h! This jii-chan is so funny! Italians really are cute! ゎーィ♪ヽ(*´∀`*)ノ"

I could definitely see the Feliciano in him. It's nice to see older people who are still so full of energy~

Oh, and the Professor Layton game never fails to make me feel like a total moron. :| My mentally handicapped cousin managed to solve a puzzle that I couldn't (mostly by guessing, but still). I think at that point, it's time to put down the DS and take a break.

My mom already beat it, though, so we keep making jokes about it with each other.

Dad: I think we should cut off the sides of this table to make room.

Mom: **looks under the table** You can't; it's impossible to cut it around the edges because it's got supports here.

Dad: We can still cut it this way--

Mom: No, that's what I'm saying; we can't cut it like that.

Me: ...That reminds me of a puzzle.

Mom: ...**starts laughing**

Me: CB

I think it was starting to annoy everyone, though, so we had to stop.


And now for a survey stolen from :iconanime-freako::

[x] You drink a lot of tea. (2+ TIMES A DAY, BABY)
[ ] You know what a brolly is.
[ ] Deal or No Deal has taken over your life. (Only when funny Italians are involved. |D **shot**)
[ ] You wanted Ben to win X Factor.
[ ] You use the word "bugger"or the phrase "bloody hell."
[ ] Fish and Chips are yummy.
[ ] You can eat a Full English Breakfast.
[x] You dislike emos almost as much as you dislike chavs.
[x] Its football...not soccer.
Total: 3

[ ] You wear flip flops all year.
[ ] You call flipflops thongs not flip flops.
[ ] You love a backyard barbie.
[ ] You know a barbie is not a doll.
[ ] You love the beach.
[ ] Sometimes you swear without realizing.
[ ] You're a sports fanatic.
[ ] You are tanned.
[ ] You're a bit of a bogan.
[ ] You have an australian something
Total: 0

[ ] The Sopranos is a great show.
[ ] Your last name ends in a vowel.
[x] Your grandmother makes her own sauces.
[ ] You know how a real meatball tastes.
[x] You know Italian songs.
[x] You have dark hair and dark eye color.
[ ] You speak some Italian.
[x] You are under 5'10''
[ ] You know what a Italian horn is
[ ] Pizza/spaghetti is the best food in the world!
[x] You talk with your hands. (When I'm telling stories, usually.)
Total: 5

[ ] You say member instead of Remember.
[x] You speak Spanish or some.
[ ] You like tacos.
[ ] YoU TyPe lIkE ThIs On Da CoMpUtEr.
[ ] You are dark skinned.
[ ] You know what a Puta is.
[ ] You talk fast occasionally. (**SLOW TALKER, WHUT**)
[ ] You have had highlights or have dyed your hair.
[x] You know what platanos are.
Total: 2

[ ] You say villian as: Vee-lon.
[ ] You get short tempered.
[ ] You know of somebody named Natasha.
[x]You get cold easily.
[ ] Rain is fun for you.
[x] You get into contests all the time. (Especially in my own head. |D;; Ex: During the SATs, I pretended to race with the guy next to me. Except he ended up catching on and started to race, too. XDDD)
[ ] You can easily make do with the cold weather.
Total: 2 /SOB

[ ] You think beer is the best.
[ ] You have a bad temper.
[ ] Your last name starts with a Mc, Murph, O', Fitz or ends with a ley, on, un, an, in, ry, ly, y.
[ ] You have blue or green eyes.
[x] You like the color green.
[ ] You have been to a st. pattys day party.
[ ] You have a family member from Ireland.
[ ] You have blonde hair.
[ ] You have/had freckles.
[ ] Your family get togethers always include drinking and singing.
Total: 1

African American
[ ] You say nigga/nukka casually
[ ] You have nappy hair.
[ ] You like rap.
[ ] You know how to shoot a gun
[x] You think President George Walker Bush is racist. (By default. **shot**)
[x] You like chicken.
[x] You like watermelon.
[ ] You can dance.
[ ] You can 'sing' gospel.
Total: 3

[ ] You have slanty/small eyes.
[x] You like rice a lot.
[ ] You are good at math.
[x] You have played the piano.
[x] You have family from asia.
[x] You laugh sometimes covering your mouth. (And when eating. OTL)
[x] Most people think you're chinese. (If they see me speaking/writing Japanese, or if I only say that I'm "Asian", they assume Chinese.)
[ ] You call hurricanes typhoons.
[ ] You go to Baulko.
Total: 5

[x] You like bread.
[x] You think German Chocolate is good.
[ ] You Speak some German.
[x] You know what Schnitzel is. (They look a little... D|;; )
[ ] You hate it when stupid people call you a Nazi. (Not German, but I'm guessing that if I was German, I'd be upset to be called Nazi. D| Like being called terrorist.)
[x] You went to Pre-school.
[x] You're over 5'2
Total: 5

[ ] You like/play/played hockey.
[ ] You love beer.
[x] You say eh.
[ ] You know what poutine is.
[x] You speak some french. (**in French 1 atm**)
[ ] You love Tim Horton's.
[ ] At one point you lived in a farm house.
[ ] You watch/watched degrassi.
Total: 2

[ ] You hate foriegners.
[ ] You hate non - Christians.
[ ] You're lazy. (I've said for many years now that I prefer the term "unmotivated". I CAN WORK HARD WHEN I WANT TO.)
[ ] You are not cultured.
[ ] You hate abortion. (**pro-choice**)
[ ] But love the death penalty. (Don't "love" it, but I don't hate it, either. :)
[ ] You don't read.
[ ] You shop at walmart.
[ ] You think this survey is rather biased.
Total: 0

British = 3
Australian = 0
Italian = 5
Spanish = 2
Russian = 2
Irish = 1
African American = 3
Asian = 5
German = 5

Canadian = 2
American = 0


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  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Drinking: hot cider

Keeping Up the Boring, Self-Centered Journals

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 18, 2009, 8:57 PM

Why are Swedish people so darn good at singing? I: IT'S NOT FAIR /SOB
(Note: Go to "32 songs in 8 minutes" to see what I'm talking about, though the rest of his videos are awesome, as well.)

So I was going to use this space for complaining, like the jaded, cynical misanthrope that I am, about people who are way too dependent on other people. And about how I can't wait until they get screwed over in the real world.

But instead, I'd like to make a brief comment on anime where the cynical character becomes more caring and happy through the intensively persistent friendship/love of a naive, clingy character: IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. : Why? Because cynical people tend to hate society even more when they come across such people.

Just like in a relationship where a guy persists after a girl that clearly does not like him, constant devotion does not equal a softening of the heart.

It is blatantly over-romanticized and unrealistic.

And now, the appropriate reaction to this boils down to three choices:

All of which are false, SO HA, THE JOKE'S ON YOU.

...In other news, I've accepted the possibility that I may never be married. Which is kind of sad to me, because I hadn't planned on being lonely for the rest of my life. OTL

But seeing as how my choices have been severely limited (not the least by the fact that asexual partners are hard to find), I've already started to consider that I may have to get a good-paying job that I could possibly hate in order to support myself. Also, I may have to let go of my dreams of adoption, although I won't give that up easily.

It's a little frustrating identifying as having no or severely limited sexual desire for either gender, because we get very little representation in the media and are misunderstood just as much (if not more) than homosexual people. And we certainly aren't as well-known as homosexuals.

That being said, it was kind of a relief when I finally realized what to identify with (a similar feeling to when I figured out that I was atheist). |D Finally, an an explanation for how awkward and uncaring I've felt about sex for all these years. Not to mention all of my "incredibly ace moments" I've racked up...

: ................But now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever mentioned asexuality on my main dA account, even though I've known it for quite a while. Whatever. It's never too late to come out of the closet, lol. **shot**



Maybe next time, I'll actually tell an interesting story about the girl in my piano class who constantly tells me about her sex life and how much she makes me want to commit suicide. ITALUV GAINED +4 CYNICISM!

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  • Listening to: Killer Queen
  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Eating: jam-filled muffin
  • Drinking: decaf English Breakfast tea

Testing Out CSS

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 16, 2009, 9:17 PM

So, like, it was pretty lame of me to not think of this BEFORE pretty journals were available to everyone, but people actually make CSS that you can use for free! Oh snap, revelation.

So...yeah. May stick with whatever is up right now, may test out others. WHO KNOWS? I'M A LOOSE CANON. :icongitfaceplz:


Also, this skin better work, or I want my money back. : **run over**

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  • Listening to: Meltdown (KAITO)
  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Drinking: hot cider
  • Listening to: 32 songs in 8 minutes
  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Watching: Zero Punctuation
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Drinking: Cadbury hot chocolate
</u>I really enjoy Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's reviews (…), even the ones that cut down my favorite games. Because he tends to make valid points, and has (on more than one occasion) opened my eyes to the exact reasons why I would feel that a game was lacking something, instead of just feeling vaguely unsatisfied.
Personally, I think that anyone who gets offended by his videos is being way too sensitive. Because truthfully, if you've got even a dull sense of humor about you, you can accept the criticism and know that the video was funny and entertaining.

And unless you were on the game's design team or something, what's there to get offended about anyways? He doesn't bash them that hard. imo

BUT, I digress. The reason I'm writing this is because I wanted to point out three things I don't like about Yahtzee's videos.
Because that makes all the sense in the world after just now praising said videos.

1. His pattern of speech is an ear worm.
I'm not talking about the accent. I'm referring to the fact that he talks at a thousand miles per hour. Yes, this is one of the charm points of his reviews (and in all fairness, it is called "Zero Punctuation"), but it's also bizarrely catchy after you've listened to him for ten minutes straight. Right now, my inner voice sounds like it's hopped up on speed...and is also speaking in an accented man's voice.

Which is why I'm having a hard time right now to type as I normally do without saying things like "bugger" & "bollocks" and pronouncing "Mario" like "Mehrio" in my own head.

Also, I like to think that I'm fairly intelligent, but evidently not intelligent enough to process thoughts faster than a kid hopped up on pop rocks and soda. Because right now, I'm having to listen to the Mario Kart Love Song in order to get my thoughts slowed back down to a pace where I can write without sounding like I need a dose of Ritalin.

2. The accent.
I'm not going to lie: I love accents. But this is the part where I complain about how hard I have to focus on Yahtzee's speech to actually get what he's saying. ...Well, normally that would be what this part would be used for, but I can't seem to boil it down to anything better than that I've grown up in a Southern USA an ignorant society that has a distinct lack of any accent that does not frequently use either "y'all" or the "n" word.

But then again, when it came to Bioshock, I had an easier time understanding Tennenbaum than Atlas. BUT WAIT, we're getting into the touchy realm that is the difference between British, Irish, Scottish, and Australian accents, SO NEVER MIND.

That bit about the US--I mean, I mean USA, leads me to my last point...

3. It increases whatever levels of cynicism you may or may not already have.
And I think it's fair for me to say that I'm already pretty cynical as it is. But when I'm actually in the mood for putting up with my half-working speakers to watch some videos, it's usually because I'm feeling pretty good. Listening to Yahtzee doesn't destroy that mood, per say, because the humor keeps it around. But frankly, it reminds me of why I hold a lot of the new releases in contempt, and ultimately, why I hold a lot of people in contempt.

For example, for the sheer sake of being an ass, I'm tempted to mention the fact that I hardly ever remember anyone's actual name on this website (no matter how long they have been watching me), and I can't be bothered to actually identify anyone unless they have a picture next to their comment. Namely, their avatar.
The only reason I'm even thinking about this is because I was trying to find someone in my "friends" list (one-third of which is people who are my actual friends, one-third is people I watched out of obligation/to make them shut up, and the last third is people I've forgotten about so completely that I'm not even sure who they are anymore or why they were on the list in the first place) and could not figure out for the life of me which one they were. This is a person I actually do like quite a lot, by the way, which just goes to show how poor my memory for names is. By the time I found them, it took a while to remember why I'd been searching in the first place, which turned out to be a stupid reason that didn't really merit that much effort.


Hooray for Sunday nights where you try to scrap together a meaningful end to another uneventful weekend.


On one last note, now that anyone can get a fancy journal, I feel like I really don't want one. What's the point of having a subscription if you can't wave it around in the air like an annoying prick? **SHOTDOWN**

On one last last last note, I find the "mood" section of these Journals largely unwanted because most of the moods are too extreme for me. :
  • Reading: Crime and Punishment (my new, pretty copy CB)
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
</u>It makes you say, "I don't mind Russians" to the guy in your class, who is interested in military history, that you thought would be interesting to talk to...who is also Vietnamese. ; v ; FML.

I wasn't talking about Communism; just Russians and Russian history in general. ...But based on what we were discussing beforehand, I'm pretty sure he was thinking Communism.

It was way too late to take it back after I figured it out.

So I had to write an apology/explanation in an email.

I don't think he's seen it.


So there goes a potential friend. ; v ; And I feel so terrible, too. I don't even know how I could have been so tactless; I'm usually careful to think about that kind of thing (or at least realize what I've said wrong soon enough to correct it).
Even worse, I hope he doesn't think I'm dumb or feigning interest in the history of warfare just to...idk, flirt or something. DB> I honestly just wanted to have a conversation.


So yeah, just thought I'd share one of my everyday failures with you. btw, If you're waiting for me to get back to you on a comment/deviation/note/whatever, you may have to wait a while; I've been too tired to go through that kind of thing.
  • Listening to: Interstellar Flight (KAITO)
  • Reading: Ella Enchanted (again |D)
  • Watching: Religulous
  • Playing: Yume Nikki
  • Drinking: Lady Grey tea
</u>:iconprussiarapefaceplz::iconsaysplz: I was walkin' through the city streets
And an eyebrow-guy walks up to me and hands me the latest Twinnings tea
"Lady Grey, special blend"
Man, I'm not gonna let you poison me

You must think I'm a joke
I ain't gonna be part of your system
MAAAN! Pump that garbage in another man's veins

I go to an Italian fruit vendor
And the dude says, "J-just take it for free! You bastard!"
I said, "Man! What I look like? A charity case?"

I took it...
I don't need your handouts!
I'm an adult!
You can't give me a pomegranate, man!

At Oktoberfest with my so-called "bad friends"
They hand me a cell phone, says it's my brother
"MAAAN, this ain't my brother!
This is a cell phone!"

What, you think I'm STUPID?
I'm not a part of your system
West is not a phone!

Some poser hands me a glass of vodka
Whatcha want me to do with this? Drink it?

I threw the rest of the bottle, too!
Welcome to the real world, fatass!

So many things to throw on the ground
Like this, and this, and that, and even this

The Austro-Hungarian phonies try to go Christmas-shopping--
No one wants your fluff, phonies!

Then the two phonies got up
Turned out the had a frying pan
And they bashed me in the face!

Fell to the ground
The phonies didn't let up
Bashin' on my cranium over and over

I was screamin' and spazzin'
My face was goin' numb
The moral of the story is...





Watch this:… It will make your life better.
  • Listening to: Interstellar Flight (KAITO)
  • Reading: Ella Enchanted (again |D)
  • Watching: Religulous
  • Playing: Yume Nikki
  • Drinking: Lady Grey tea
</u>So, this morning I woke up at six thinking it was seven. :I **unamused**

And last night, I had a pretty strange dream.
I dreamed that I electrocuted myself to death...every day.
So, basically, I was waking up every morning even though I'd committed suicide the night before. ಠ_ಠ
When I woke up, I realized how disturbing it was, even though in the dream, I didn't seem bothered with the idea. I was fine; complacent, even.

I could feel it pretty clearly, too, which was weird since my senses in dreams are usually quite bad. (Case in Point: The night before, I dreamed about eating a piece of chocolate, and the thought that came to mind was of wax with holes in it. **FAIL**)
The feeling of electrocution is the feeling of having all your muscles contracting uncontrollably. It's like...curling up into yourself against your will, even though you're not actually moving (you can't move). It's kind of an unbearable feeling. Also, it stings a lot.
It's funny; I thought I'd forgotten that feeling. OTL But I guess the brain really remembers a lot more than what we know. (By the way, I only expect about two people on here to know what I'm talking about. To everyone else: no, I have not been zapped by lightning. xD)

The "dying" part wasn't so bad: in the dream, my body would relax (even though I was still being shocked), and my vision would fade to black. Nevertheless, I'll be really glad if I never have that dream ever again. D|

Also, it was cold this morning, and I didn't appreciate that. I:
  • Listening to: Marukaite Chikyuu (Bad Friends Trio)
So, about yesterday... CRAZIEST DAY EVER.

We had to fly up to St. Louis, Missouri for an annual doctor's appointment (which I thought was really uncool, because my back was hurting like heck, and I didn't want to go >:).

But derp derp, I had brought my military jacket with the Iranian flag sewed to the side, and my dad (who is Iranian) went, "AGHAGHSHFSD--DON'T WEAR THAT IN THE AIRPORT." So I had to hide it while we were going through security (which, btw, I never get through because the implants in my back set off the detectors. EVERY. TIME.). Once we were through, he was like, "They let you in because they figured, 'Oh, she's just a little terrorist'. Now you can run around screaming 'DEATH TO AMERICA!'" We lol'd. Quietly.

AND AGHAGHAGHSIFSDJFSID--IT IS COLD THERE. COLDER THAN IT IS HERE IN THE WINTER TIME. :icondonotwantplz: Though, I must admit, I really like riding the public train to and from the hospital. |D;;

And so everything was pretty much going just as planned (oh ho ho), until it turns out that my surgeon was very late because the operation he was doing ended up taking longer than he had expected.


Our appointment was at 1:45. He came in at 5:30.

So we missed our original flight and had to reschedule (FOR FOUR-HUNDRED DOLLARS WTF) a new one at 7:00.

Oh, and we waited all that time to pretty much be told that everything was hunky-dory and that my back was fine. I could have told him that.

And we're running and running like maniacs to get to the terminal on time, and the instant that we get there, my mom gets a call from the airport saying that the flight has been delayed due to bad weather. THANKS, GUYS. THANKS A LOT.

So we're waiting until 7:30.

(Also, the internet service in terminals is total bootleg.)

Then it gets delayed again, and we wait until 8:30.

But see, the unfunny thing about this is that this has happened before, as well. The exact same setting with the exact same circumstances. Except before, the flight eventually got canceled, so we had to book a late flight to Dallas. Once we got there, it turned out there were no flights going to our city. So we had to stay overnight in Dallas.

Mind you, my little brother is home alone, and we're not about to leave him there overnight (before, my grandmother was there with him). So we're really tense, hoping that the same thing won't happen again.

Luckily, it didn't. But we were so late getting home.

(Maybe the one good thing is that we got seats in the very front. BOO-YEAH!)

We're finally driving up to our neighborhood, totally exhausted, and...surprise!


So we're freaking out, wondering what the heck is going on, and if we can actually go home tonight. We drive up to them and ask what happened. Turns out someone's house is on fire.
Luckily, they let us in once my mom showed them our IDs and explained that we live there.

So we're driving, driving, wondering who's the unlucky fire victim.

We see lights in the distance from fire trucks.

Down our street.

And the closer we get...

...the more it seems like they're at our house.


And we had to take a detour, because they wouldn't let us go the normal way. We sort of caught a glimpse of the trucks while we were turning, and it really did look like they were parked right outside our house.

At this point, we're all panicking.

We turn the last corner...

...and it turns out to be our neighbor's house.
**guilty sigh of relief**

I noted that there was a strange car parked outside our lawn, which I didn't think much of, since there were cars everywhere. But still, this one didn't seem to be involved in the police or the firefighters. But, anyways...

We pull into our driveway, relieved to be home, knowing that our house and my brother are both fine. We walk in, shouting to my brother that we're home...

...there's no answer.

We search all the rooms for him, screaming "HELLO!? HELLO??" He's not there, nor is he out in the front or backyard. I remember the strange car outside, and how it didn't seem right, how it didn't seem to belong there. I started thinking about kidnappers and rapists and all kinds of horrible things, and without thinking, I charged out the front door and was halfway down the driveway when my mom screams, "THERE'S A NOTE ON THE COUNTER!"

Turns out the fire freaked him out, and he went to the neighbor's house down the street.

We got him back, and he told us all the details about the fire. It had actually happened only 2 hours before we had gotten home, and if our flight hadn't been delayed, we would have been there. The husband and wife weren't hurt, but he had seen their grown son (who, btw, had been busted before for drugs) carried out on a stretcher.
Apparently, an investigation is going to take place.

So yeah, that was pretty much a bizarre and nerve-wracking day. I'll be very content if I never have one like that again.

(btw, I never did figure out whose car that was outside our house)
  • Listening to: Marukaite Chikyuu (Bad Friends Trio)
Yes, it is official. [EDIT] Scratch that, found out it's a fandub. ; v ; I was told it was official, and the dubbing was so good, I assumed it to be true. OTL Oh well, it's still really awesome. [/EDIT] A marukaite chikyuu featuring the bad friends trio! ;D

(scroll down and click on パソコンへ転送 )

Translated for my lovely friends :iconmaplecake: and :iconasunaxmeimu:~
Maybe we are a bad friends trio?? O: **SHOT**

Prussia: Hey, hey, you guys, our group is cool, yeah?
France: Yes, yes, of course~
Spain: Aren't we always?
All: I can't forget that time when we were bad friends!

Prussia: Draw a circle, there's the earth!
France: Draw a circle, there's the earth!
Spain: Draw a circle, there's the earth!
All: We are the bad friend trio!

Spain: Draw a circle, there's a tomato!
France: Stare a little, there's Nii-san
Prussia: Should it happen to be an ikemen (good-looking guy/hunk)
All: We are the bad friends trio!

Aah, with just three,
you can see such a wonderful world!
Austria is such an old man!
Bad friends trio!

(Prussia: This is my first performance!
Spain: Eeeeh, really? (lol)
France: It's fashionably late~)

France: Draw a circle, there's the earth!
Prussia: Draw a circle, there's the earth!
Spain: Draw a circle, there's the earth!
All: We are the bad friend trio!

France: Draw a circle, there's Nii-san
Spain: Stare a little, there's the boss
Prussia: Should it happen to be an ikemen,
All: We are the bad friends trio!

All: Ahh, with just one laugh,
you can bring together such a happy recipe!
(France: Hahaha!
Prussia: Kesesese!
Spain: Sasasasa!)
The audio plugin of the website can be fully opened!

Bad friends trio!

Prussia: Yo, yo, everyone,
let's drink some beer!
Spain: Hey, hey, afterward,
let's have some Sicilian wine!
France: My, my, of course,
wine is number one~
Prussia & Spain: The cooking is the best, too...
France, we're replacing you!!

France: Yes, yes, well then,
any requests?
Spain: Something sweet!
Prussia: Me, too!
All: We can't forget the taste
of that cake we ate before!

3 people
playing the leading role!
Gakuen hetalia!

Draw a circle, there's the earth,
Draw a circle, there's the earth,
Draw a circle, there's the earth,
we are the bad friends trio!

Aah, with just three,
you can see such a wonderful world!
We really like [??? something about Italy?]!

Aah, in this wonderful world,
you can bring together such a happy recipe!
If you come across three people
on an exploration,
it's the bad friends trio!

Spain: Are you guys done?
Prussia: Don’t forget it!
France: This was short, eh?

[EDIT] Thanks to :iconsute-ki: for filling in the parts I had missed! :D [/EDIT]


I'm really confident with most of this. There are only a few lines that I was unsure of, and it was because I'm in a hurry. So yeah, I may go back over it later to clean up mistakes. xD;; But other than that, please enjoy!

Also, feel free to redistribute this translation~ <3

P.S. For anyone who, like me, was unsure before of whether it was "bad friends" or "bad touch" trio, it really is "bad friends". XD I guess I could have looked it up before, but that's what the translation literately comes out to.
  • Listening to: Marukaite Chikyuu (China)
  • Reading: City of Thieves (again)
</u>So yesterday, when I was drying my hair, I wondered: How much hair does the average person lose when they're washing, brushing, and drying their hair?

Because I lose great big hanks of it sometimes, but my hair is quite thick (lol, Persians), so it doesn't make much of a difference. But I'm thinking that if someone with thin hair lost about a fistful in total every time they took a shower, things might not be so peachy. :noes:

Oh yeah, and that same day when I was washing my hair, I ran out of shampoo and had to rummage through the closet for a suitable substitute.

The best thing I could find was some kind of color-preserving shampoo my mom used to use that, no doubt, was laced with chemicals. :icondeathstareplz:

I guess at least, after using that, I'd have a good reason for why my hair comes out so easily. **shot** And you know that's the nastiest feeling ever, when you've got hair stuck all over on your hands and arms.

That shampoo made my hair feel gross. I: If I had wanted it to feel unclean after taking the shower, I wouldn't have bothered to wash it in the first place.

But back on the subject of blow-drying: I also have to straighten my hair. Because I've got the nasty mixture of coarse Asian hair and unruly middle-eastern hair.
My hair is naturally wavy, but not even the pretty kind of wavy. Not even when it was long. : When it's not dry, I look like a hobo, no lie.
(And dude, when guys have dark wavy hair, it looks good without having to do anything. In fact, most guys have hair that looks good without doing anything. DB< WHY ARE WOMEN CONSISTENTLY THE BUTT MONKEYS OF THE GENE POOL?)



P.S. I didn't think I'd actually have to say this, but I'm not REALLY going to dye my hair, guys. IT'S A JOKE, YEAH?
  • Listening to: Marukaite Chikyuu (China)
  • Reading: City of Thieves (again)
STOLEN FROM :iconanime-freako: **BROFIST**

Why did you join this site?
ffff--I don't really know why, to be honest. I guess I was sick of having all my artwork stacked in a box, with no one to show it to?

what does your username have to do with you? Is it a combination of your favorite things, or a character of yours?
It now means Italics Love. As in love for words that are unnecessarily emphasized with italics. Trufax.

what is your current icon of?

how many watchers do you have and how many people are you currently watching?
3,360 watchers. xD;; And I only watch 63 people.

do you have more than one account?
Two rp accounts. One is dead.

name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
**purposely picks people she doesn't know personally, so as to be fair**

She's a genius. :| Seriously.

Aka the God of Flash.

Even though her account is inactive. ; 3 ;

what deviant do you admire because of their personality?
Off the top of my head, I'd have to say :iconwhitewolfkitsune:. She's got such a strong character that I sometimes envy, and she's a very admirable person. Also, I think we understand each other well. I enjoy talking to her. :) BUT WE ARE STILL RIVALS, SO DON'T GET COMPLACENT, YO.
But there are many friends I have on here that I respect a lot for their personalities. :D

how many people on here do you actually know in reality? Post their avatars.

Man, that's quite a lot, eh? And there's even more that I didn't put. :noes:

do you comment, fave, or both?
With friends, I comment and fave. Otherwise, I usually just fave. I don't bother with commenting unless I've got something super important that I'm just dying to say (which is almost never).

what do you typically post on deviantart?
Mix of fanart and original art (although I haven't posted much of my OC sketches lately OTL)

do you participate in clubs or contests here on DA?
Not really, even though I belong to a few clubs

what is your most popular deviation?
-flash- the L of 1000 faces, with 2,886 faves and 31,187 views. :icondeathstareplz:
I spend twelve hours on some pictures, and this piece of crap gets all the attention? **shot**

what's your favorite submission in your favorites gallery?
Oh, that's hard. D: Probably I'd have to say -flash- Shin F9 Destiny, because it took so long and I was proud to have finished such a big project. xD;;

what are the things you wish you could draw better?
American-style cartoons. :C

are you a subscriber?
Yes, courtesy of mariochick123

how many hours a day do you spend on DA?
Depends on the day

are you a fast, slow, or medium typer?
Medium to fast? D: I don't know who I'm comparing myself to, though.

what is your favorite emoticon?
:iconkolkolplz: So useful! **SHOT** Just kidding, idk.

what is the most annoying thing people ask you?
Too many to list </3

what is the most annoying comment you get?
Again, too many to list **SHOT**

what inspires you?
Tragedies? |D;; I get really emotional when I'm reading such things. Also, movies that particularly capture my fancy tend to inspire me.

do you use any traditional media?
I sketch a lot, and I use colored pencils occasionally.

do you associate people online with their icons?
ALMOST ALL THE TIME, SADLY. **cannot remember names online OR in real life** Which is why I got very confused between some of my friends for some time, because they used Hetalia family icons, and I couldn't remember who had which character. OTL

have you ever suggested a Daily Deviation?
No, lol, I should sometime, though

everyone has considered leaving DA once or twice. Have you? Why?
Yeah, a couple of times I thought about deleting my gallery and starting over fresh. Usually it was because I was sick of my name, though I've heard that a lot of people have felt like that, lol.

But I don't think I ever will (until I'm too old for this or something, pfft) because 1.) I don't want to have to delete all my drawings, 2.) I would feel like I was letting everyone down, and 3.) I'm not ashamed of the identity I've built up; I want to keep it. |D

So rest assured, I'm here to stay for some time. <3