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Halla dar!

Sun Apr 26, 2009, 10:20 AM
  • Listening to: Jag Kan Klara Av Det (från Herkules)
  • Watching: Aladdin i svenska
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
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</u>God morgon! 8D Jag lär mig svenska. Det är vackert.
(Thank you, PikachuC, for the corrections!)

Phew! Just those three sentences was hard after only two lessons. xD;; I wanted to write more, but I haven't learned enough yet. Anywho, for those who don't speak svenska, I said, "Good morning! 8D I'm learning Swedish. It is beautiful." xD;; Kind of lame, I know, but it's all I've got for now.

What I like about Swedish is the way the words roll off your tongue. It has an almost musical quality. Like I said, it's a very pretty language. CX

To practice, I'm watching movies in Swedish (mainly Disney, lol). It's fun, and not a particularly difficult language for English speakers to learn, I think.

Please wish me luck!
Och om du talar svenska, vänligen hjälpa mig praxis! C:>

I'd like to learn many languages someday if I have time. Farsi, French, Swedish, ASL, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Norwegian, German, these are just some of the languages I'd like to be fluent in some day. **sigh**

Well, until then, I need to find a way to make it easier for me to type i svenska. xD;; Going into MS Word, and copying and pasting symbol-by-symbol is very tiring...

Och med att, farvel! :wave:

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Kero kero kero kero kero!

Sat Apr 25, 2009, 3:14 PM
  • Listening to: Kero 9 destiny
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
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</u>Whew! I'm finally back! 8D ...On weekends, at least. But that's probably best, because I have a ton of tests (TAKS, SAT, ACT, AP and finals) coming up, so I really ought to be focusing on those...

btw, if my journal's all messed up for a while, it's because I'm doing reconstruction. xD;; I never seem to be able to get everything right on the first try, so be expecting a lot of weirdness in the next half hour or so.

Man, so much went on while I was away.

:iconkatzekins:, :iconnaru-lover:, :iconkurobara31694:, and I all went to Anime Matsuri dressed as Pepper, Anpan, Fennel, and Pie-san, respectively. :D It was a lot of fun, and the costumes turned out really nice. When I can, I'll put up pictures. (And if I don't remember, keep bugging me so that I don't forget! DX)

Let's see, what else...

I went through phases of Shadow of the Colossus, Harvest Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Miyazaki, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and (mostly) Hetalia fandom. xD I really drew a lot; I wonder if I have time to post all of it...

Oh yeah, have you SEEN the latest FMA chapters? Mustang is KICK ARSE. U:< I always knew he was my favorite.

Also, I watched Grave of the Fireflies. Afterwards I thought I would never smile again. My mom cried so hard that she had to leave the room. Even my little brother was mellowed.

It was really good, but I don't think I have the heart to watch it ever again...

Also, the Swedish have really nice singing voices.

The other day I designed a tattoo for someone in my class. @__@ One of the strangest and most interesting requests I've ever gotten. (It was nerve wracking, though. The whole time all I could think was "If I mess up on this design, it'll NEVER go away".)

I went to an SAT prep class last weekend. This one other girl and I were the only people who showed up (Why pay for a class and then not attend??), and the guy teaching us was from Princeton. I don't know about the other girl, but I felt like a dumbass the entire time. Even though I answered a lot of questions, every time there was an awkward silence all I could do was stare at my knees, mortified that I had nothing for an answer.

Plus, our teacher made a lot of noises when he ate (Who taught him his table manners, I wonder?). It was a little embarrassing.

It's been raining a lot here lately. It's good, because our river was dried up but is now finally full again. But it's not fun getting soaked and having the mugginess that comes with rain...

What's up with this new "critique" feature on deviations?? To me it just seems like an invitation for wise-asses to make snarky comments about nit-picky details. Like I don't get enough of those comments without asking for it. : I usually enjoy updates and new features, but this one doesn't interest me at all.

And...erm...I guess that's all I have to say.

Eat your veggies! U:<

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OTL

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 2, 2009, 6:10 PM
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Okay, guys, I have to make this super-quick, but basically I won't be able to get on in about three weeks or so. Yeah, I got grounded. :iconorzplz:

BECAUSE I FAIL AT LIFE SCHOOL.

So...yeah...sorry. Be back soon. ;x;

BE GOOD WHILE I'M GONE, Y'HEAR? :iconikefaceplz:


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WARNING: VIRUS ON APRIL 1st

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 28, 2009, 4:35 PM
  • Listening to: Yie Ar Kung Fu (Hyadain)
  • Reading: Phoenix Rising (Karen Hesse) -for the 2nd time-
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Eating: rotab
  • Drinking: chai
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PLEASE READ!

I was just watching the news, and a report came out that on April 1st, there will be a virus attack. I don't know if the virus is some kind of sick April Fool's joke, but please be aware and take caution! It sounds like a particularly nasty virus.

I'm not sure exactly how it spreads, so just be careful. Avoid using the internet if you can.

As for me, I'm not even going to turn my computer on March 31-April 2 or so, just to be sure. : I sure as heck don't need another computer problem.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

Also, aidee shoma mobarak! :D
Happy New Year!

Yes. I celebrate two new years. I'm awesome like that. **SHOT**

So yeah, it's the Persian No-Rooz (New Year). Or, it was, anyways. My family's celebrating today, so I'm kind of late. The official date is on the Spring Equinox.

The year is...AP 1388, I believe...

**checks on Wikipedia**

Yeah, that's right.

At first, I wanted to make a Flash for it, but with all the company over, I can't get away long enough to sit down and work. : Oh well, maybe tonight I'll fix up something.

The decorations for the table on No-Rooz are very pretty. There are a lot of plants and goldfish amongst the food. heavytable.com/wp-content/uplo… I should have taken a photo of our table, but I'm too lazy. =.= **shot**

Also, President Obama gave a speech to Iranians on our New Years. Although part of it was a (well deserved) warning, it was also heartwarming, and a thoughtful gesture. Also, he spoke Farsi at the end, which made us chuckle. xD

Well, I guess that's pretty much all I wanted to report. Have a safe and prosperous new year! :hug:


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Hetalia videos and VODKAAAAAAA

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 26, 2009, 6:23 PM
  • Listening to: Polyushko-pole (Origa) &amp; Yie Ar Kung Fu (Hyada
  • Reading: Witch Child (Celia Rees)
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Drinking: coffee, for to sleep even less
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Haha, I think this may be the fastest I've ever become so passionate about a manga. XD Hetalia Axis Powers is so much fun(when I can overlook the shounen ai, of course)~

Today I've been watching a lot of Hetalia fan videos on YouTube, and I thought I'd share. If you have a good video to share, please do so! :) (Just remember, please, I don't want to see any yaoi or other inappropriate things. Try to use good judgment and keep it somewhere under PG13.)

So anyways, here are some of my favorite videos so far:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRAylJ… A very sad (but beautifully drawn) story illustrating what Russia's past *might* have been like. The song is gorgeous, and actually made me cry. ;n; Definite must-see.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=el8kGa… A funny and catchy video sung by Hyadain about the Allied Powers. Another must-see. ^_^

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xCBEe… Caramelldansen featuring every character. Quite lengthy; be prepared to hear the same clip repeated many many times.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-SvL… The characters do the Motteke! Sailor Fuku! dance from Lucky Star.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FoUyY… The characters do the Hare Hare Yukai from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi.

Okay, that's it for now! C: Also, I've gotten half the recommended amount of sleep over the past five days, so I'm feeling pretty mellow and content! BRITANNICA BEAM!!

Ahem. Once again, please send me good videos if you have any! :D


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Todaima!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 21, 2009, 2:36 AM
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Eating: bagel
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Yo yo yo, I'm back! **SHOT**

I had lots-o fun at Disney, except for when we had to wait two hours for my brother to ride the Rock-and-Roll Rollercoaster (the line was freaking ENDLESS @__@). But even that had its merits: we were looking for a table to sit at while we waited, and we almost gave up, because everywhere was full. But then, I glimpsed it: THE LAST FREE TABLE.

And there was another family eying it, while trying to keep a grip on both their children and their lunch trays. They were clearly desperate for a place to sit, to rest their weary souls and to give their kids a sanctuary for their aching feet while they partook in a much-desired midday meal.

Those bastards wanted our table.

My mom was like "RUN FOR IT, OMG!" And so my dad and I literately sprinted and dove into the seats right before the other people got to it.

"Oh we're bad, we're bad!" My dad said as we high-fived victoriously.

True story. Mostly. Okay, maybe my mom didn't actually say "OMG". But the rest was true.

I almost pissed myself laughing when my dad said that, srsly. I've never heard him say something like that before. XD

Also, apparently, a chicken salad without the chicken is still a chicken salad. :

People from Lafayette talk funny. **SHOTSHOTSHOT** I couldn't understand out waiter. :iconimafailureplz:
Not that Texans can talk.

Speaking of waiters, I tried to talk to our Japanese waitress (who was actually from Japan; they label that in Epcot) in Japanese. She got my order, but at the same time kind of gave me a funny look. Not comforting. @__@;;

And now, since I've had lots of time to mull over things in the long car ride home, I've come up with a little something for you fellow negative nancies out there. Y'see, I've noticed a disturbing pattern in my rants: I tend to talk about the same ideas I don't like over and over again. i.e. Twilight, religion, society, etc.

SO HERE ARE IDEAS I DON'T LIKE THAT NEVER MADE IT INTO THE JOURNALS:
In a little list I like to call "Things that make me wonder 'Who's the bright spark that threw that out at the conference table? And which MORON agreed that it was a good idea?'"

1. The idea that BB from Death Note (if you don't know who I'm talking about by now, just skip this; it won't make sense) has red eyes. I mean, really, where does it say he has red eyes in the book? If I remember correctly, it says his eyes are black. And every fanart I've ever seen of him has red eyes. wtf? If he's supposed to look like L, then why would he have red eyes? KIND OF A DEAD GIVEAWAY, DON'T YOU THINK?

2. Bubblegum-flavored tobacco. Gross. As if bubblegum and cigarettes weren't nasty enough by themselves. I guess if something's gotta be disgusting, it might as well be really, REALLY disgusting!

3. Animations that are beautifully drawn/colored, but with god-awful character portrayal.www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9l_ts… I know the point of Hitobashira Alice is for creepy character portrayals, but this version is just...too much. Meiko makes ugly faces has an ugly face and is bad at gardening, Kaito is suicidal and batsh*t crazy (which actually makes me lol a little, I mean, look at the crackfaces he makes!), Miku is some kind of prostitute, and the twins...Need I even go there? Twincest=FAILURE. And the artwork is gorgeous. @#$%.

4. Daylight Saving Time. Enough is enough.

5. Fried Ice Cream. Seriously, who came up with this?

6. "Insults" like 'ninny'. You're only insulting yourself if you call someone this. Unless you call yourself a ninny. Then you've insulted yourself twofold.

7. The prizes that come in cereal nowadays. Hey kids, who wants a SPOON? No. I've got plenty of those. What's the point in buying cereal anymore? ...To eat? Don't be a ninny.

8. Modern-day commercials. It's like they're trying to convince you not to buy the product. "HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD. HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD. HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD." :iconffffplz:

9. Netflix. They need to stop with the pop-ups.

10. Without fail, whenever the word "cake" is mentioned, something to the effect of "is a lie" follows. It's getting really old. I've stopped using the word cake. I've replaced it with obscenities. **shot**

However, some ideas I do like are giant golf balls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epcot, strawberry cream cheese, and Stephen King. Not for his books, but for this one quote that, to me, is forever his crowning moment of awesome:

"...Stephanie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."

Also, ironically, Robert Pattinson, the guy who played Edward Cullen in the film, for this quote:

"When you read the book...it's like, 'Edward Cullen was so beautiful I creamed myself.' I mean, every line is like that. He's the most ridiculous person who's so amazing at everything. I think a lot of actors tried to play that aspect. I just couldn't do that. And the more I read the script, the more I hated this guy, so that's how I played him, as a manic-depressive who hates himself. Plus, he's a 108 year-old virgin so he's obviously got some issues there."

Poor guy. But at least he's got some sense. (Too bad it didn't come before he signed up for the part.)

TL;DR


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Ittekimasu yo~! 8D

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 14, 2009, 7:10 AM
  • Listening to: mah spiffy new headphones
  • Reading: Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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I'm going to Disney World for a week! See you when I get back! :wave:

(Haha, this may be the shortest journal I've ever posted. **shot**)

P.S. If you happen to be going to the most magical place on earth this week, too, say hi if you see me! I might be wearing my panda had a couple of days there. ;D


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Public Service Announcement

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2009, 8:21 PM
  • Listening to: mah spiffy new headphones
  • Reading: Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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I have come to a conclusion that I find adequately logical.

Often in real life, popularity is portrayed as a bad thing. Yes, you are never quite alone, and it is certainly nice not sitting by yourself at lunch.
HOWEVER, the majority of the population with brain cells views the "popular" kids as shallow wastes of human life, regardless of whether this is true or not (it probably is, but you know, take it with a grain of salt).
A popular person could be a deep intellectual on the inside (Grain of salt. Take it.) and an unpopular misfit could very well be a mindless, greedy idiot. But because the misfit does not attract the attention of all the other reindeer more people, he/she in turn does not attract the attention of as many haters. Think of it in ratios:

People who notice a popular kid: 50

People who notice an unpopular kid: 5

If the haters to non-haters ratio is 1:4, then the popular kid has ten haters while the unpopular kid only has one.

Of course, there are many other factors that affect this, but it's just an example.

This is the same for DeviantArt. Being popular certainly is nice, but at the same time you attract the attention of trolls, and that is never a happy thing.

Basically, what I'm boiling down to is when people complain about popular people who complain about being popular, they really should see the crap that these artists have to put up with. I don't even consider myself to be that well-known, and still I feel like I have my hands full sometimes. I can't even imagine what the really famous artists have to endure.

No wonder they never seem to reply to their comments. </hypocrisy>

So yeah...I guess I just thought I'd put that out there. Please, no pity comments; I'm not looking for sympathy, just understanding.

And um...yeah, just think about that the next time you feel like a "popular" artist is being unappreciative. All the flamers and snide comments can really make for a downer mood.

ONCE AGAIN, NO SYMPATHY, PLZ. I'M SRS.


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NO POINTS FOR YOU U:

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 9, 2009, 4:56 PM
  • Reading: Sold (-finished-)
  • Watching: Invader Zim
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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I need to change this layout; it's getting so old. :

urbancamouflage.de/index.php?/… lol, check it out. XD Someone was really bored when they came up with this. But it's especially funny to me, because half of my house is Ikea furniture.

I'm kinda thinking about re-reading Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. But I'm not so sure, since the last (and first) time I read it, I wasn't quite so bad about blood. And, I don't actually own the book.

Plus, Happy Noodle Boy annoys the hell out of me. Just saying.

By the way, I was a tad bit disappointed that no one knew which Olfactory Ninja I was referring to in my last journal (and yes, olfactory does refer to sense of smell). :noes: In one of the aforementioned JtHM books, Nny says, after knocking out Squee's a-hole dad:

"Sorry about that, but it didn't look like he'd be shutting up any time soon, and I've no time to wait. Oh, don't worry about him. He'll be up in a while. He might be permanently blind, though. Oh well, that should make it easier to get away with stuff. Of course, being blind, he might develop a keen sense of hearing. That might not be good. Y'know, if you'd like, I could do something to his ears. Have got a lik-em'-aid stick? Oh, but then he'll just fine tune his sensitivity to vibrations. Mmm...we'd have to do some work on his central nervous system. I'll need some tweezers and shoe laces. Pooh, but what if he becomes some kind of olfactory ninja? This is very difficult. I mean, we can't kill him-a kid needs a dad. But I digress. Hmm...you don't have any video games. That's very sad. Very, very sad. I like monkeys..."

Too much text in that comic.

Perhaps I was the only one who found that part hilarious enough to warrant a place in my faulty memory. xD

Nevertheless, NO POINTS FOR ANYONE. :iconffffplz:


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Olfactory Ninja

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 8, 2009, 8:06 AM
  • Listening to: Canon in D Major
  • Reading: Sold (-finished-)
  • Watching: the morning news
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Drinking: coffee
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Lately I haven't been giving out points for anything, have I? I used to do that a lot. : Okay, if you can tell me where "Olfactory Ninja" comes from, you'll get 900,000 points.

What are these points for, you ask? Well obviously for the past year I've been tallying them up in a creepy and obsessive fashion, and I plan to hunt down the person with the most points. Cash them in for valuable prizes! :D

Oh, and although I wasn't able to reply to most of them, I read all of the comments on my last journal. Ha, you guys are great. xD A ton of them were very interesting/funny.

Anywho, I decided randomly today that I was going to make coffee instead of tea (I also decided to hoard PopTarts in my room), and the aroma of it got me thinking about smells.

So I ask you: What are your favorite smells? And your least favorite?

As for me, my favorites are:
1. Tea (Our tea jar has a mixture of all kinds, so I like breathing the smell in when I take the lid off of it~)
2. Fresh Laundry
3. Freshly Cut Grass
4. Smokey Smells (like Obaa-chan's house)
5. Coffee

And my least favorite are:
1. Alcohol
2. "The Stench of Humanity", as my mom calls it (Ever been stuck in a crowd/line in an amusement park on a hot day? Pure suffocation.)
3. Animals
4. Most Perfumes/Colognes
5. Alcohol, twice because I hate it so much

So anyways, I'm interested on your input. List as many or as little as you want. ^_^

In other news, last night I read a book called Sold (by Patricia McCormick). It's about a girl who gets tricked into being sold into prostitution at the age of 12. It was really good, but I cried in practically every other chapter. ;__; And not at the really sad parts, either, but at the parts where people showed her some small kindness.

Anyways, I recommend it; definitely a 5 star book. I picked it up at Target, so I'd guess that it's easy to find, too.

Oh yes, I has my Demens haircut naow. :iconimhappyplz: I'mma try making it all "feathery-spiky" like his today.

And with that, I bid you Adieu.


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Another Religion-Basher

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 5, 2009, 7:56 PM
  • Listening to: Stupid MF (MSI)
  • Reading: Girl, Interrupted (-finished-)
  • Watching: Survivor
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE RELIGIOUS, THIS MAY AND PROBABLY WILL OFFEND YOU. TURN BACK NOW IF YOU CAN'T STOMACH CRITICISM.

I THINK U GUYS ARE DECIEVED BY THE DEVIL AND HIS SPIRITS. MAKING THIS STUFF UP IS MERELY CREATED BY SOMEONE AND ITS AN EXCUSE TO HAVE AND DO WHAT UWANNA DO AND I FEEL THAT SOME SPAGHETTI MONSTER CANT EXPLAIN THE UNEXPLAINED AND CANT HELP ME SPIRITUALLY AS I COME TO REALIZE CHRIST HELPS ME MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY AND I HAVE EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS TRUE AND TRY HIM CHRIST IS REAL AND PERSONALLY THATS MY EVIDENCE. PEOPLE ITS ALL MADE UP THE SPAGHETTI MONSTER ISNT REAL
-kathleen


It's a sad, sad crapsack world we live in. I have a hard time believing that this was written by a human being.

This, my friends, is "concerned criticism" copy and pasted directly off of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. www.venganza.org/

Excuse me while I tear this hatemail apart, sentence by sentence.

Sentence 1
"I THINK U GUYS ARE DECIEVED BY THE DEVIL AND HIS SPIRITS."

You know, my first reaction upon reading this was "Maybe they're blind and are using one of those special computers that only seem to type in all-caps (check out a forum for blind people sometime; you'll see what I'm talking about)." But really, I don't think that's the case. I've seen blind people with better grammar/spelling.

By the way, that's a lovely way to get your point across; immediately start out on the wrong foot by implying that the group of people you are talking to are possessed by malignant spirits.

Sentence 2, Section A (because this thing is an abomination of a run-on)
"MAKING THIS STUFF UP IS MERELY CREATED BY SOMEONE AND ITS AN EXCUSE TO HAVE AND DO WHAT UWANNA DO"

What? I'm assuming the point that was trying to be made here was "This is all made up by someone and is just an excuse to do whatever you want."

Was that so hard?

And secondly: NO SH*T, SHERLOCK.

It is painfully obvious that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is completely made up, and you'd have to be pretty darn STUPID to think that other people actually believe in it.

Of course, people have believed in an invisible bearded man floating in the sky for centuries. So yeah...

And yet, you wouldn't believe the ridiculously long lists of hatemail for the FSM Church that are just that: people who think these atheists (look up the definition for "atheist" again, people) honestly believe in the FSM.

It's called a PARODY RELIGION, GAIS.

Sentence 2, Section B
"AND I FEEL THAT SOME SPAGHETTI MONSTER CANT EXPLAIN THE UNEXPLAINED"

You're right, that's the job for scientists.

OOPS, I mean God. </sarcasm>

Sentence 2, Section C
"AND CANT HELP ME SPIRITUALLY AS I COME TO REALIZE CHRIST HELPS ME MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY"

Skipping over the grammar errors, as there is clearly no help for this person at this point.

If you ask me, Christ isn't very good at his job if this is the kind of mental "help" he gives. Or, an alternative could always be that he really is helping, and that this person was even stupider before receiving said assistance.

Frightening. I may never have faith in humanity again.

Sentence 2, Section D
"AS I COME TO REALIZE CHRIST HELPS ME MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY"

Repetition. Do not want.

Sentence 2, Section E
"AND I HAVE EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS TRUE"

Care to share?

Train Wreck Sentence 2, Section F
"AND TRY HIM CHRIST IS REAL"

Honey, you're really not the best person to be advertising for Mr. Christ.

Sentence 2, Section G
"AND PERSONALLY THATS MY EVIDENCE."

:iconwthplz:

Need I even comment on this part? Honestly...

Sentence 3
"PEOPLE ITS ALL MADE UP THE SPAGHETTI MONSTER ISNT REAL"

Once again, no duh.

Closing
"-kathleen"

Nice that she realized the caps was on just in time to sign her name in lowercase. Could this possibly hint some self-esteem issues? That her name's not important enough to be capitalized? Hmmm...

Well, it's nothing that God can't help, I'm sure! :iconimhappyplz:

Make a note, kathleen: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL, BUT EVEN WITH CRUISE CONTROL YOU STILL NEED TO STEER.

Jokes (lolnotrly) aside, this really is just sad. And this is not even the worst that flamers could puke up, if you can believe it. The one thing I can commend Ms. kathleen on is that she didn't swear incessantly. Funny, I didn't know Christians were all for cursing like that.

And I say Christians because those are the only people who EVER send in hate mail. I'm not afraid to say it: Christians are haters. I am, too, but at least I'm open about it.

This is why I really don't have a problem with Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. They don't put themselves out there and make complete asses of themselves (yeah, you heard me).
Muslims do, to an extent, but think about it this way: Muslims who live in America (I say America because that's where I live; I can't speak for other countries.) don't. It's only the extremists who live back in old country. (And even then, I know for a fact that the majority of those who live in old country aren't as bad as the media portrays them to be.)

America's not old country. America is a new country where at the very least people should learn to debate their beliefs and ideas in an intelligent manner.

And I might be sitting here ranting about these people (in my own journal, mind you, where I'm free to rant about whatever I want), but I'd never go to, say, a Christian forum, and start bashing everyone there. Trust me, sometimes I'd love to, but that's just being a troll. That's what pisses me off about people; they think they have the right to go and preach to whoever they want because they've got their "god" and to hell with other people's beliefs, because they're WRONG.

By the way, did you know the phrase "go to hell" comes from Germanic mythology? Hel was Loki's daughter, and the mistress of the underworld. "Go to Hel"=go to the underworld. FUNNY. I thought Christianity was all about anti-paganism, AND YET HERE WE ARE STEALING IDEAS.

M'kay, I'm going to cut it off here (actually did not intend for this to turn into a rant). Feel free to agree/disagree with me, or punch me in the face, if it makes you feel better.
I'd prefer a good argument, though. Considering I have my father's genes, I'm probably definitely a debater at heart.

I guess religion's good for one thing: the silly beliefs are excellent for venting stress.

[EDIT] I suppose I should note that I do have Christian friends, so it's not like I think they're all terrible. I'm talking about are the extremists. And even then, some non-extremists can get crazy sometimes...:shrug: [/EDIT]


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#10 Gave Me Shivers

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2009, 6:30 PM
  • Reading: Girl, Interrupted (-finished-)
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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So. Girl, Interrupted (by Susanna Kaysen). BEST. BOOK. EVER.

In my opinion, anyways. :P I read it twice already.

If you go to my most recent deviation ("This Person Is..."), you'll see an exert from my favorite page. Which I will repost here because I love it so freaking much:

This person is (pick one):

1. on a perilous journey from which we can learn much when he or she returns;
2. possessed by (pick one):
      a) the gods,
      b) God (that is, a prophet),
      c) some bad spirits, demons, or devils,
      d) the Devil;

3. a witch;
4. bewitched (variant of 2);
5. bad, and must be isolated and punished;
6. ill, and must be isolated and treated by (pick one):
      a) purging and leeches,
      b) removing the uterus if the person has one,
      c) electric shock to the brain,
      d) cold sheets wrapped tight around the body,
      e) Thorazine or Stelazine;

7. ill, and must spend the next seven years talking about it;
8. a victim of society’s low tolerance for deviant behavior;
9. sane in an insane world;
10. on a perilous journey from which he or she may never return.


...I think people are missing the point of the picture, though. xD;; I mean, I don't mind that they're trying to guess what's going on in the picture/saying which choice they'd pick for themselves, so feel free to continue commenting in this fashion.

However, it's actually supposed to be about how people have viewed mental illness and it's treatment, and how that view has changed over the years.

#1 is the opening statement. #2-5 shows the archaic view on the mentally ill; how they were thought to be possessed and were punished for something they could not help. #6-7 shows the change from "bad people" to "ill people". Treatments are listed: medieval leeching, removal of the uterus (aka hysterectomy; And by the way, it's not funny, they really used to do that to people.), electroshock therapy (which if you're wondering, is what's really happening to Demens in the picture; observe the headgear), wrapping the patient in freezing cold sheets, or heavy medications. #7 is referring to therapy, where you were forced to openly talk about your symptoms. The last bit, #8-9, illustrates the feelings of the afflicted person in question. #10 shows the fear of the "journey" that is mental illness, and how some die from it.

So yeah, thought I'd clear that up if there was any confusion. I didn't feel like posting this on the actual picture, though, because it's obviously too huge of a block of text.

The book is infinitely fascinating, though. :) It's a non-fiction, which is alternately intriguing/disturbing depending on the chapter in question. There were entire sections I was forced to skip over, though. Too much talk of self-injury.

Anywho, what else has been going on? Oh yes, I finally went with Naru-lover to get stuff for our cosplay. Wait, have I mentioned it yet? I planned this ages ago, but I can't remember ever talking about it.

Well, Naru-lover got a white wig, and brought up the idea of cosplaying as Anpan. Then Katzekins offered to cosplay as Pepper. And of course, I figured in that case, it was pretty much mandatory that I cosplay as Demens. :) So we're going as a trio! I'm really excited (and grateful to those two for volunteering to cosplay).

And since Demens is my character, I figured I might as well be the first to dress as him in his straitjacket. ;D That's under construction as we speak. I found the perfect pants, too. I wore them to TAKS testing today, lol.

Stay tuned to see how that turns out! :D

And that's all I have to report.

[EDIT] OHCRAPOHCRAP I FORGOT TO MENTION SOMETHING! They finally came out with the new chapters of Liar Game! :iconexciteddemensplz:[/EDIT]


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SQUEEDLY WINS!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 25, 2009, 2:20 PM
  • Listening to: TROGDOOOOOOORR!!
  • Reading: Girl, Interrupted (-finished-)
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Eating: GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, NOM NOM NOM
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Also, as Bijoux37 has told me, in Jeopardy the other day, the question was "The famous ninja with the last name "Uzumaki" in the most famous Japanese tv show".

Pfft, epic. Wish I'd seen it. XD (Wanted to provide a link to it, but apparently it isn't up on YouTube yet.)

Also, as people have kindly spammed informed me, if some dipstick named Alfred Hundana/dragon_heart620 wants to be buddies with you, tell him to shove it. :shrug:

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So yeah, I've landed myself in another Original Character Tournament, it seems. :| This one's a bit different, though, in that it's a "real life" OCT. Basically it's being held in our anime club, and people will get together and judge the entries in real life instead of on dA.

I really was not planning on entering this. But in all honesty, I was my own undoing. When they asked who wanted to be in it, I thought I'd be smart and say "I'll only do it if Naru-lover enters." I 'safely' assumed that because Naru-lover doesn't draw, she would never enter.

And so what does she say?

"Sure, I'll enter!"
Or something to that effect...

:iconfrageplz: FFFFFFF#@$%*#$.

But eventually I accepted with slightly good grace that I had landed myself into that one, and now I'm working on the entry.

Another flash. What was I thinking? @___@

And now to end this journal with a soothing musical piece...




Burninating the countryside,
Burninating the peasants
Burninating all the peoples
And their thatched-roof COTTAGES!

THATCHED-ROOF COTTAGES!

When all the land is in ruin,
And burnination has forsaken the countryside,
Only one guy will remain.

My money's on TROGDOR!
TROGDOR!

And then Trogdor comes in the NIIIGHT!!


:bow:


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Snakes Are Hardcore. Srsly.

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 20, 2009, 5:16 PM
  • Listening to: Kurai Mori no Saakasu
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Eating: GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, NOM NOM NOM
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My little brother just got a pet snake.



AWESOME. U:<

I'm kind of tempted to get one, too. >3>;; They said there were albino ones there. WANT. Albino snakes are so pretty.

But yeah, he named it Nox (with a little help from me CX). Meaning "Night" in Latin.

That's a pretty common Latin word. If I had an albino pet snake, I'd name it Diem, which is "Day" in Latin. :D (It's also apparently a Vietnamese name meaning "pretty".)

...or maybe Loki. Or Freja, if it was a girl. Or maybe I'd even name it after Soba or Søt. ;D

Anyways, I'll have to see about how squeamish I would be when feeding it before deciding on getting one. >.> I like mice, but anything dead just doesn't rub me in a good way. (At least you only have to feed it once every two weeks.)

So...hm...yeah...That's really all I have to report. PX I haven't been much in the mood for drawing lately; mostly been experimenting with watercolors at school (if I ever find my freaking camera, I'll put up some pictures, since it's too big to scan) and writing.

Also, Vocaloid songs about circuses are nightmare fuel unleaded. If you know what I mean. >.>



www.youtube.com/watch?v=8peOUd…
WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK.


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Girl Scout Cookies

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 19, 2009, 3:44 PM
  • Listening to: Love is War (Kaito/karaoke)
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
  • Eating: GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, NOM NOM NOM
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Okay, time to put up a regular journal again (though I must admit I'll miss the "rant" icon in the mood bar; it's pretty amusing).

Hey, fellow Twilight-haters, here's a pretty funny comic for you. XD www.digitalpimponline.com/stri…

Oh my god, it's that time of the year again. *__* GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIEM. I don't care how the media portrays them or what jokes people make about them, Girl Scout Cookies are the best. Plus, I have two friends in Girl Scouts, so I get to buy from both of them.

I won't lie; I was in the GS all up until the end of middle school, and you know what? It was totally worth it for those cookies.

Except I was never very fond of selling them. Something just didn't appeal to me about going door-to-door trying to convince strangers to buy cookies from me.

Especially this one time...

[OH CRAP, FLASHBACK!]

When I was in the eighth grade, my friend and I were selling cookies in her neighborhood (we couldn't sell in mine, because there's no sidewalks and very few houses). So we go up to this one house, right? And we ring the doorbell. No one answers at first, but I saw someone through the window next to the door. We ring again. No one answers. We knock loudly. No one answers.

My friend wanted to leave, but I was like "No, let's stay, they'll probably come in a minute."

So we wait.

And wait.

And wait.

After about five minutes, I admitted that this was getting ridiculous and that they were obviously ignoring us or something. So we turn around to leave, when the door finally opens.

Delighted that whoever lived there had finally gotten around to opening the door for us, we turn back around, ready to deliver our regular sales pitch (complete with plastered-on smiles!).

We both stopped and stared in horror.

The man in the doorway was half-naked. Just out of the shower with nothing but a towel on.

And he was all hairy. :noes:

No, seriously, it's not like he was overweight or ugly or anything, but...**shudder**...he was just covered in hair. Like someone had stapled a shag rug to his skin.

I'm surprised my eyeballs didn't disintegrate in their sockets, I was so instantly scarred for life.




He did buy some cookies, though.


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IHATEHUMANSRAWRRAWRRAWR

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 16, 2009, 8:36 PM
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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Okay, seriously? This site is loaded with a bunch of morons and thieves.

And I know the majority of the people here aren't, but the ones who are? They make everyone else look bad.

They make me want to just tear down my gallery and never bother myself with this bullshit again.

I swear, if we lived in a different day and age, I would have half a mind to just go and do a Colonel Sherburn. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE, if you don't know who that is, go f*cking Google it before you ask me, because I'm obviously not in the mood! I don't know why I waste time trying to reason with and be polite to these F*CK-FACED RETARDS.

It's no wonder people end up getting really cynical after spending a lot of time on the internet. You start to think that the world is just filled with brainless sheep who aren't good for anything but sucking up to people, making asses of themselves, or never using their mind in general.

You think I'm joking? Or that I'm just saying crap because I'm pissed for some reason? I go on another forum for people with MENTAL ILLNESSES, and they are far more intelligent and level-headed than many, many people I see on dA.

And really? It's not just the art thieves and spammers and whatnot. There are a lot of things people say that just come off as being downright jerkass-ish. It's called common courtesy, or should I say "common sense"?

Like saying that someone's characters look like someone else's characters? Or purposely seeking out people who don't like the same things you do and flaming them for it? Sending creepy notes? Spamming someone's page with chain mail?

IT'S RUDE.

Think about it before you post it! If someone said the same thing to you, would you enjoy it? Did this person you're talking to do or say something specifically to you to offend you?

I'd like to believe that all people know how to behave politely and that everyone was raised being taught the basics of right and wrong, but sometimes I honestly can't even kid myself.

I don't care if this sounds like a rant. Screw it, I don't care if this IS a rant. I don't care if you're offended by it, I don't care if it makes you feel bad, and I don't care if YOU care.

And above all else, if you want to comment on this, THINK before you post something. Because I will go off on your ass if you say something stupid. I'm really not in the mood for ignorance right now.

...That felt really good to finally say all of that.


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Happy Birthday, Kaito-nii!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 14, 2009, 9:09 AM
  • Listening to: Oyasumi no Utau
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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And Happy Valentine's day. Yeah, that, too. C: **shot**

But really, it only makes sense that Kaito-nii was born on Valentine's Day. :iconhappyhappyplz: He's epically sexy like that.

And no, I'm not even going to put "**shot**" for that one, because it's SO TRUE. D:< ...........**shot**

By the way, have you heard his song "Goodnight Lullaby"? www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNhzJF…

:iconwalleyedplz: I translated it. I'm just that fangirlish.
Actually, I translated it a long time ago and kept forgetting to put it up. xD;;

HERE ARE THE LYRICS, WHETHER YOU WANT THEM OR NOT:

I'll tell you how the peaceful day is over
I'll sing this song tomorrow, as well
Your body is tired
slowly now...good night.

You'll meet
the dawn of tomorrow
At your profile
I'll gaze forever
with single-minded staring
Don't be in such a rush
You don't need to try so hard to succeed
In your affairs
You're a lovely person for sure
Faintly breathing,
you're calmly rolling about in bed
Tomorrow you'll see...
Slowly now...good night.

Your song will live on
If all goes wrong and it's a rainy day
it's your own fault
I'm laughing,
so don't worry about it so much
I'm very happy, and that's why
nothing can bring me down.
Your dreams are beautiful and that's why
even cloudy days will shine for
Your honest smiling face
Tomorrow you'll see...
Slowly now...good night.
Until tomorrow...good night.

Goodnight, Master...

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**swoons**
:iconvocaloidkaitoplz::iconequalsplz::iconlove:


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Cute? You don't know the meaning of 'cute'

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 12, 2009, 8:49 PM
  • Watching: otters blowing away the cuteness spectrum
  • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus
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PRESENTING: ONE OF THE CUTEST THINGS IN THE WORLD.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=epUk3T…

IT'S SO SICKENINGLY CUTE THAT IT MIGHT MAKE YOU VOMIT FLUFF ON YOUR KEYBOARD.

OTTERS.

HOLDING.

HANDS.

And what makes it even cuter is that they let go for a minute, then float back towards each other and hold hands again. (Keep watching until the mid-end part, and you'll see this.)

I THINK MY GAG REFLEX JUST TURNED INTO A RAINBOW.

No, seriously, though, I think that may just be near the top of my list of cutest things I've ever seen.

Anyways, here's a club about manselves. :icondudeselves-r-awesome:

I'D ADVISE THAT YOU JOIN NAOW. :iconikefaceplz:

Man, Ike's face is useful when you want to make a point. xD

Yay! Survivor started again. :) I have a reason to live on Thursdays! **shot**

Also, Shadow of the Colossus. Fun game. Makes you feel like an elephant/blue whale-poacher. Still fun, though.

BUT I'VE ONLY KILLED SIX COLOSSI SO FAR, SO FOR THE LOVE OF SPAGHETTI, DON'T SPOIL ANYTHING. :noes:

I mean, I've already read a lot of spoilers, so I don't think there's much left at this point to be spoiled (especially considering the game's hugely simplistic storyline), but still...

And, uh...yeah. That's all I have to say.


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It goes well with a side of BAN CAKES.

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 6, 2009, 11:37 PM
  • Listening to: Mezase Pokemon Master
  • Watching: Pokemon episode 17
  • Playing: Poke'mon: Fire Red Version
  • Eating: POKEMON
  • Drinking: DIGIMON **shot**
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THANKS GAIZ, I REALLY LOVE THE NEW WALLPAPERING OF SPAM ON MY PAGE. :iconimhappyplz:

If you haven't caught on by now, if you get any kind of comment on your page with the words CLICK HERE in it, DON'T FREAKING CLICK ON IT. It redistributes it to other people, apparently. People like me. WHO CLEARLY DON'T WANT IT.

And because I know there are people who take me srsly for some reason, I'm not really upset. But I will say that it does kind of irk me when I see the same person's name over and over again in the wall of spammage.

It's like, how many times do you have to click on the same link before you understand that, like cake, IT'S A LIE!

...I enjoy combining Italics and CAPS LOCK.

CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.

Italics is my steering wheel!

Ahem.

Anyways, I wish I could watch the Japanese version of Pokemon, but **GASP** it seems even the interwebs is lacking in this.

They could have at least kept the original opening. The first three lines were more epic than the entire English version:

"I'll find you, Poke'mon!
In fire, in water, in grass, in forests,
in earth, in clouds, in that girl's skirt! [Sound of girl shrieking goes here.]"


LOL

Being Japanese means not being afraid to expose your kids to anything. ...Which is probably also why this episode got cut in America. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…

And I'm not even going to explain what's going on in that picture, because I'm just that cruel! And I'm trying to teach how to use Google through forced circumstances.

I actually think that the St. Anne episode where Jesse and James dress as ganguro girls is funnier. dogasu.bulbagarden.net/bashing…

For some reason, I always seem to find ganguros lulzy, no matter what the context.

On one last note, I've concluded that I do not actually have the flu. I clearly have a bad case of POKEMON FEVER. :iconpreparefortroubleplz::iconmeowththatsrightplz::iconandmakeitdoubleplz:


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I Stole That Cough Drop Tin

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 4, 2009, 5:57 PM
  • Watching: some stoopid crap on TV
  • Playing: Poke'mon: Fire Red Version
  • Eating: NyQuil liquid pills (tastes like chicken)
  • Drinking: cough syrup (tastes like NyQuil liquid pills)
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I think I almost just coughed my own tongue up. :| Srsly. It feels like it.

But yeah, turns out I've got **drumroll** THE FLU! :iconimhappyplz:

That's what I get for being a hemophobic pansy and not getting the flu shot!

I'll save you from the grisly details of my past five days of illness, but at least I can say I haven't thrown up. xD;;

Sorry I haven't got any art to show for all this time (no matter what disease I get, one of the symptoms is always artist block). Mostly I've been playing Poke'mans and watching the stupid television. I remember now why I never watch TV; there's never anything decent on! (And it's boring!)

Except for Most Evil. That show is the shiz. And if you've never watched it before, go watch it now. (But if you're a bit squeamish, make sure all the lights are on.)

Profiling vicious, maniacal killers? That's what I call entertainment. And people wonder where I get ideas for Demens.

Real people, of course!

Welp, there's a lot more I'd like to write, but I'm starting to feel kind of dizzy. I haven't been eating much lately. xD;; Another unfortunate side effect of illness.

My late grandfather's words come to mind: "If you wanna lose weight, get really sick!"

P.S. Your Pokeman's names are no match for my epic ones! **shot** ...No, they are not food-based.


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