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(This song makes me think of a few of you guys in particular right now o u o but it's also just good music.)


Feb. 6th, 2013 03:49 am
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It always seems like nobody's ever heard of Yellowcard, which is so strange to me. I feel like they should be as ubiquitous as, like, Fall Out Boy. IDK.
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Not sure how I feel about this song yet, but it's nice.

Also, I'm probably going to be taking a break from LJ/Dreamwidth for awhile. A few days, maybe. We'll see. Just don't worry about me or anything~


Dec. 31st, 2012 05:04 am
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To reward those of you who have made it here and found me, here is some music:

potato_head: (;n;)
Trying to draw [livejournal.com profile] beasts_and_men and I's modern version of Victor Trevor


-I can't actually draw somebody with good fashion sense because I don't have any myself. What kind of shoes should he be wearing help I hate shoes
-Do I actually know how a human pelvis works? This drawing is saying otherwise
-Evidently I have gone my entire life not knowing what jeans look like on a person, and I wear them every day

This art stuff is hard :c I think I will go draw more pokemon instead. Or a skull. [livejournal.com profile] grygon gave me permission forever ago to draw her skulls. Yeah, I'll draw a skull c:

potato_head: (6 u 9)

There is more here


Today was kind of shit lol.


"John, it's an experiment, Gladstone is perfectly fine -"
"A very serious experiment. Stop laughing."
potato_head: (beautiful mess)
Okay first of all you know that thing that happens sometimes where you get a new album by an artist you like and you're all 'some of these songs I am not sure about' or even 'oh god this one song is terrible'

But you keep listening to the album because the other songs are great, and eventually those songs that you used to not like become like, your favorite songs on the album?

No? IDK maybe this just happens to me because I freak out about change, did you know I would still be using a portable CD player instead of my iPod shuffle nano (gd these ipod names) except they don't sell portable CD players any more, I am serious, I watched the selection at Best Buy dwindle down to two selections and now it's just gone.

Okay anyways my POINT WAS that happens to me all the time, and the only song I didn't like on Imaginareum was Slow, Love, Slow and then I got it stuck in my head in the shower a little bit ago, so I guess it's happening again 6 u 9

Alright that was really inane, now for something cooler, this is a conversation from earlier:

OMG cut because holy shit long post is long )



(that one was probably an exaggeration)

ETA: it's snowing

It started just a little bit ago when I let Tripper out. I mean literally, I was watching for him to come in, and it started to snow.

IDEK, I think this weather is just messing with me now. Maybe we will get enough snow to actually make snow pokemon though. But I left my boots at school, oh god, SO MUCH WOE, HOW WILL I DO GRAVEYARD EXPLORING WITH TRIPPER OR PLAY IN THE SNOW WITH NO BOOTS ;n;
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Check the icon. Nice, eh? Did you guys even think I kept this icon? I actually didn't remember I still had it. It feels so old. So 2011. Lordy.

Anyways, this is mostly an Aramii post. Also a reminder that if y'all don't suggest to me what I should make a post about I will have to come up with a topic all on my own, and right now that might end messy because the topic I want to talk about is actually not suitable for a mixed crowd I think. Internal trans affairs. That sort of thing. (ETA for those actually wondering: this is not actually a cis trust issue, more of a situation where I think I will probably screw up somehow and would rather do it where I can be reprimanded by a fellow trans person before I put my stupidity out in a public place where it might give uninformed allies all kinds of wrong ideas)

(To any transphobe reading: yes, it is to do with the gay mafia. Obviously. We're planning parties. Parties where we brainwash children into becoming trans*. You can find out more about these sorts of things here. Arm yourself.)

Right I said Aramii post didn't I? )

Ergh. I know I sound really abrupt tonight. The weather is hitting me hard (headache, earaches, and half my joints hurt randomly on and off...right now my left thumb is twinging)

I am going to bed noooowww

Here is some music to keep you warm while I am gone

potato_head: (8D)
So um

I found this site

I made some things )

So yeah 6 u 9

I would say 'I need a hobby' but I'm actually like, doing this rather than writing right now, even though I am really enjoying what I am writing atm

(it's werewolf porn if you were wondering)

(well okay maybe not porn so much as erotica with kind of a plot)

(the plot is sex)

ETA oh and I've been like, making houses in Sims 3? They actually look pretty cool. I was crap at houses before but watched this guy's process, like, starting with a theme (lol me, yeah I wasn't doing that before) and building the outside first and working my way in, etc. and I'm awesome now.


Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:46 pm
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Everybody in the house has come down with a cold except me and Nikka.

Even Tripper is sick. He's been laying around pitifully and snorting when he breaths.

Of course, because I am a mutant and mutants do not get ill, I will be fine.

potato_head: (santa)
Some Christmas-y things I've been doing!


And finally, a musicshare! I know that I am rather odd in enjoying all Christmas/holiday songs and never getting bored of them (at least not in the scant month and a half we are surrounded by them oAo SO MUCH CHEER, SO LITTLE TIME) so instead I gift you music that is not holiday at all.

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I have become absolutely fascinated with these little guys.

Everything lately is making me want to write fiction again. Science-fiction or something along the lines of modern fantasy. I still feel inadequate though. My narrative writing sucks, but I know that can be improved with hard work and practice. What I am less sure about is my...hmm...narrative intelligence?

Basically, I can't follow a complex plot (or even a mildly interesting one) to save my life. One of the reasons I like the new My Little Pony show is because it makes me feel clever because sometimes I can see plot twists coming. I had to watch A Tale of Two Sisters three or four times before I could really understand what was happening, let alone start thinking about the implications (and let's leave alone the fact that I saw the American remake first and thus already knew the twist and...was still surprised anyway). I enjoy Stephen King books that most people hate, like The Tommyknockers, mostly because the lack of discernible plot isn't something I notice; I can't tell the difference between that and something with a complex plot because they are equally confusing to me.

This doesn't really bother me; obviously I still enjoy reading, watching movies, etc. Usually I fall in love with a character or concept first, and then the plot on many subsequent viewings/readings. And each time I watch a movie is a new experience! Buuuut I'm not confident in my ability to write something with a plot. I know my creative strengths are in world-building and, to a lesser degree, character-building.

Maybe I'll just throw my ideas at [livejournal.com profile] anobjectinspace and make him write things. Hmmm. *strokes chin* 6 u 9

Speaking of which, going to go read more of his excellent writing. Oh, but here's a song first. A REALLY SAD SONG. It literally almost made me cry, which is difficult to do.


Evil Pig

Nov. 17th, 2011 02:45 am
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So, I've suspected for awhile that my extreme discomfort sleeping in this dorm room alone isn't related only to the activity that harassed me in the other room last year, but also had to do with the way the rooms are constructed; I've been sleeping with my door open to the common room, and have been able to sleep quite well. This has nothing to do with light, since I've always had the blinds on my window open (the streetlights outside keep it quite bright) and the common room lights are often off, although lately suitemates put up some pretty Christmas lights.

This was somewhat confirmed last night when I went to go to bed and immediately started visualizing a demonic pig. The image was rather insistent, but it was also obvious I wasn't 'seeing' anything that was actually there, I think it's just an image my mind has picked up as scary lately (some pigs are awesome, others are terrifying :c). It took me awhile to realize - I had forgotten to open the door. Once I did that, I was relaxed and easily able to sleep.

And yeah, I can see the potential confirmation bias here; maybe, you think, there have been many nights on which I've forgotten to open the door, and I only noticed this time. Well, it is possible; but I have to shut the door every morning (to get dressed) and don't remember finding it already shut on any morning.

The best theory I have for why the room makes me uncomfortable is that the walls are all cement blocks. It could be something like how that affects the temperature of the room, or sounds echoed inside the room or muffled from outside. It could also be that the walls block the empathic ties I usually have with the people around me; I can usually sense people even several rooms over. Not being able to do that might be disorienting for me?

Anyways. Musicshare! I am in love with this song right now. And anything else Miku-tan ever sang ever, but this one has piano.

School omg

Oct. 26th, 2011 06:27 pm
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This week has been ridiculously busy. Dr. Bakkal offered to vouch for me for the semester in Canada opportunity again; this time I had to turn him down straight off because I'll be spending next year working on my honors thesis.

Meeting tomorrow with the China group to clean up this whole mess with our paper. Professor Chen added a section and wants us to 'edit' it for him (i.e. rewrite it, probably). Also apparently we are supposed to be presenting at some thing somewhere. He has not told anybody where, when or how we are getting there. Being as thus far he has illuminated his thought process to be 'I assume the school will pay for everything and I have to do nothing', I think actually whatever it is he wants us to go to...will not happen. None of us are paying our own way to go present these results; they have all the rigor of a wet paper bag.

Picked up another student to tutor for Macro Ec. Woke up today to ten or so emails from him, all reading the same thing, just rephrased. Is email becoming the new text message? I mean, I know most people can get them on their phones now, but...really? At least the other guy I'm tutoring is doing really well now. And apparently we're all friends now too, IDEK, we stood around after class today and chatted, it was so weird. By which I mean I was not awkward at all. That was the weird part.

Today's lecture in Psychology of Learning was on positive punishment (ex. physical or verbal punishment, as opposed to negative punishment which would be removing privileges). Mass stupidity ensued. A good 50% of the class refused to understand the teacher repeatedly telling them that punishment is the least effective way to teach any person or creature. It got to the point where students would raise their hand and start off with "I understand punishment isn't the most effective way, but you're saying if I spank my son immediately without warning him first it would be more effective?". And then another one took over class to hold forth on how you should never spank while angry.

It's quite interesting because I've found adult students are the most unbearable in psych courses, despite being the wiser ones everywhere else (in business courses, for example, it's generally the kiddies just out of high school that hijack the lecture to complain about how equal opportunity employment has led to white people not being able to get jobs). I wonder if this is a function of generation, or if people become more fixed in their opinions of how the mind works as they get older but are still willing to accept they don't know about other things.

Oh, also, got irritated about my results on my first presentation for this semester's speaking-intensive course. I got an A. In the 'work on for next time:' slot I only got 'keep up the good work!'. I did far from my best on that presentation. I guess it's only just hit me that I'm not going to get much guidance on improving my public speaking here, not when the guy who just put paragraphs of text on his slides and read them directly off the slides got a C. I would have flunked him. But it's hard for me to tell sometimes when I am having reasonable expectations and when I am being elitist. Anyways, I'll just have to work on my improvement myself; [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom pointed out to me that I know what I did badly on in that presentation, so I can work on it. I'm still not sure how to improve beyond what I already know unless I want to start picking up communications courses.

Okay, enough of my whining. Musicshare!

potato_head: (:D)
Econ club is awesome. I am awesome.

Right now watching MushiShi (Mushi-Shi?) and sewing my Ditto. Taking a break from Baccano! because I have this inability to watch less than like, three anime at the same time.

This weekend baking some of these because apparently Martin-aus-Deutschland moechte Erdnussbutter gern.

I want to bake cookies next weekend for Paige and Derek to bring to their friends at school but my plans will pretty much be contingent on whether or not I can find rice flour anywhere. Or any non-wheat flour. Currently I am thinking Trader Joe's because they usually have like...things. And no, I cannot find any at the supermarket, kflajgdsalmldsmga, any suggestions?

I also plan to make sugar cookies for the family, I think I'll make a batch of sugar cookie dough and divide it in half, mix half with foodcoloring to test cookies-con-foodcoloring and do the other half up all fancy with some sprinkled Vanillinzucker and/or cinnamon sugar. And maybe add some pumpkin spice? Hmmm.

Also, I had kind of been assuming y'all knew BoA already but maybe...not? SO HERE


Oct. 6th, 2011 04:28 pm
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Just wanted to remind everybody about freerice.com. You can brush up on vocab, other languages, math, geography, etc. and every answer you get right, rice is donated to someone in need o u o it's a very easy (and free) way to help people out, and it's through the UN World Food Programme.

Anyways, speaking of food...my HUGE BOX of food from asianfoodgrocer got here :D :D :D IT IS ALL SO TASTY. I mean, I haven't tasted it all yet, but I have tasted a lot of things. The only thing I didn't really like was the Hello Kitty-flavored ramune soda; apparently Hello Kitty tastes like cotton candy, which is a kinda gross soda flavor. I expect the orange soda will be better. Also, opening ramune sodas: not as difficult as expected.

Cookie crunch pocky: REALLY REALLY TASTY.

Other things...um...musicshare! Hatsune Miku:

And for those of you getting tired of my barrage of vocaloids music, some Manau! (Still not in English, sorry cats ;3)

potato_head: (^^;)

I was trying to get her to eat on her hind legs, but she wouldn't do it for the camera :c

Also, some music!

Now, I go cut out fabric for ditto pillow c:
potato_head: (kitty lick)
Some of y'all have Netflix, right? Read the email they just sent out last night! c:

I mean you might not have got it yet, they might be doing batches, IDK IDK. Read it when you get it.

I was one of the (apparently few) people who did not get pissed about Netflix separating the DVD vs streaming services. They're clearly two different markets. But I still like the fact that they sent out the email, even if it did, uh, take awhile for them to respond to the uproar. Maybe they didn't notice it immediately?

No, wait, I know. They know customers will always get pissed about price increases (duh) and thought they just had to wait it out. People just started dropping the service instead :c customers do not know about markets and that streaming cost Netflix lots of money. It needs to be explain.

Like people who don't understand the huge discount on like, e-books. Yeah, paper doesn't cost that much. It's partially a loyalty discount. If you are buying an e-book formatted for the nook...you probably have a nook. And are going to be loading it with more books.

Anyways, what else. Ummm. I forgot to mention last night that I decided to bring one of my plushes to school with me for cuddling. I chose emobunny, as he is the one I have always wanted to cuddle most! He is kind of fragile though, being the um...second? plush I ever made. His eyes are held on by one piece of thread. And I do not really know how that's sewed on. There's certainly...a lot of give in them. xD;;

Finally, a song! If you are not familiar with Japanese, the meaning might be lost a bit. 'Eto' is a filler word in Japanese, like 'um'. Eto+eto = toeto.


Sep. 7th, 2011 09:59 pm
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SO had my first two classes today!

Am now rather a lot more excited for this semester. First, I forgot I had Macro Economics with DR BAKKALLLLLL HE IS MY FAVORITE PERSON EVERRRR

I had him for microec a few semesters ago and he's the other professor who offered me an opportunity (wanted to sponsor me to go study abroad in a prestigious university in Canada) but the International Student Affairs office gave me the run-around and the next semester I had the China thing come up so. Anyways he was excited to see me again as well :D

As for my other class, it's Psychology of Learning. And my professor competes in agility with her dogs!! And she has structured the class around using this as a teaching tool!!!! WE ARE GOING ON A FIELD TRIP TO ONE OF HER AGILITY TRIALS


6 u 9 I am so excited about this class that it makes me nervous (lol this happens sometimes)

Anyways in other news ummmm...am a bit miserable because a second storm is riding in on top of this one, so I can't enjoy the nice rainy weather because the pressure is making my head explode.

Roommate is introducing me to this band called Camelot though, they're metal-with-a-pretty-tune like Sonata Arctica, I liek.

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