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15th April 2007
We're gonna' be Light Warriors! Wheeee!!!
Done some art, done some writing, and it's all in good fun. ^_^ I've been working hard on school. 15 credit hours, woo-hoo! I've also been watching anime. :
Next review: Azumanga Daioh.
Cute. Very cute. Adorable. Hilarious at some points, but usually worth a few laughs per episode. It's a really nice anime. 8 out of 10.
I won't say much more. It's one of those 'pointless' animes. It's just the adventure of 6 women going through high school. Really weird women. And other people. It's funny.
Now, in the literature/art department, here is a doodle I drew on my folder:http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53144795/
And now, for you intellectual people with better imaginations...http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53044392/
Okay, I'm done. School is getting to be fun. I've been teaching friends English and Math. ^_^
Oh, as a final note, I will be getting published. Hands of Justice got third place, and I recently picked up an invitation to the Awards Ceremony on the 29th. ^_^ Woot for poetry.
9th December 2006
Candidate of Publication!
It's true! I have recently written a poem that I will submit to a local literature magazine and hopefully have some publication! The (New!) Resistance is taking a short break in order to rid myself of my need to write abstract poems. Here is the candidate of publishyness. :
The Hands of Justice
The Judge’s right hand -
The icy cruelty of his decision
Freezes the hand that bears the sentence.
He alienates others through embracing it too much.
In the end, his loneliness morphs into anger
Towards his fellows, and
His rulings become unjust.
Is this the way of true justice?
The Judge’s left hand -
The warmth of his heart
Slowly turns into the fire of emotion.
Sentiment for fellow man
Clouds the Judge’s mind.
In the end, he cannot force himself to deliver
The guilty to just consequences.
Is this the way of true justice?
Which Hand do you embrace?
Here it is, folks. Think hard about the question at the end. No need to comment with your answer, but think about previous decisions you've made. This is quite a serious question. I stand by the side of Mercy. Where do you stand, Judge?
18th October 2006
One has already been critique'd by my peers, which is the first one, Spirit of the Doll, and the other is the first stanza of four(?) poems I intend to write to make the complex Spirit of the Doll more nicely outlined. I intend to novelize it for my Creative Writing class. The first one here was described as "a work of genius", so I hope you all enjoy it. Here they are. Also, out of curiosity, what're your favourite lines? Finally, the formatting is incorrect. To see it as it should be, copy and paste the poems into a Microsoft Word Document, and center the text. Sorry for showing this to you again, Neffy. :
Spirit of the Doll
In a world where its denizens know only suffering,
The dark lord, fearing his eventual death,
Created a doll from the most complex magic,
To allow his mind,
To live in within its undying body.
In desperation, a rebellious wizard
Awoke the doll.
Within it, he implanted a powerful sense of justice.
“Nillan Troft,” he named it.
A journey started by innocence,
And fuelled by pride,
Nillan Troft hunted down his maker,
He learned friendship and camaraderie,
But also experienced betrayal and heartache.
In the end, even while knowing the truth of his creation,
The dark lord was slain at Nillan’s feet,
Then millions of his demonic slaves rose to life.
Their rage-filled cries pierced the blood-colored sky.
Nillan’s grip tightened around his weapon, and with battle lust in his eyes,
Ran out to meet them.
Pretty good, huh? Moving on...
The world suffers,
Her people cry out for help.
An omnipotent warlock,
Tainted by dark power,
Rules over Mother Earth
With a tyrannical fist.
The sinister lord, fearing his eventual
Forged a doll from the most complex magic,
To allow his mind,
To live within its immortal body.
A wizard awoke the doll.
He empowered it with an unshakeable sense of justice.
He implored this nonsensical blessing
Would guide the doll to its creator,
And destroy him.
He mumbled into the blackness.
“Your journey begins.”
24th September 2006
Mwa. I live.
Let's see, my last entry was about when I found Moikai's. Since then, a lot has happened. I wonder where I should start... :
Yeah, the beginning is always a good spot. I rented Bleach. The first... four DVDs were really good. Busted a gut from laughing so hard. When it made an attempt at becoming serious, it lost some serious points. It lost even more when all the characters were the same - self-loathing creatures that never blame the true cause of their problems. Either way, it still served as a fine comedy for the first 4/5 of the first season, so I give it a 7 out of 10.
Then I moved on to Ah! My Goddess, a very heartwarming anime with humor, romance, and conflict. This is just my type of anime, to be honest. It's about a young man who is given a wish from a beautiful goddess, and wishes for the goddess to stay by his side forever. Clever young man. What happens beyond that would be spoilage, so I won't go further. The art is very good, too. Not incredible, but definitely above-average. All in all, I give this a 10 out of 10.
After that, I went back to video games. I picked out some old games, but mainly focused on Breath of Fire 3. I had Jacob come over one night to watch me get my ass kicked by the last boss (I was level 40, when you should be level 50), and somehow won. I was incredibly lucky, to say the least. I could've been killed any number of times, but I finally got to see both endings, and now that game is put to rest forever.
Then I watched the fan-subbed 2nd season of Ah! My Goddess, which got a 9 out of 10. It just didn't have any noteable conflict. Still very good, though.
After that, excitement increased. During this time, my skills in DDR have increased to levels beyond what I thought I would ever reach. As a result, my confidence has groiwn very much, enough so that I challenged a DDR champion of a previous day, who has been keeping up with her skills. Her name is Michelle. We haven't settled it yet, since she still has to recover from having stitches, but anticipation fills me every time I think of it. I'm not sure whether or not I'll win, but I'll do my best.
Even more recently, however, Michelle has shown interest in what little friendly relations we have, and we have been hanging out a lot lately. After we spent an entire day together, I told her that I was feeling romantically inclined towards her, but she gently told me she had a boyfriend, and I backed off. Even so, I treasure her friendship.
Now, back to anime. I've watched two other fan-subbed animes. One is called Air, and it is the single most depressing anime I've ever seen. Superb story, incredible art, but uber-sad ending. I don't know about you all, but I like happy endings. I hate endings that make me cry... even so, this one really knows how to pull at your heartstrings. Due to such magnificence in story-writing, art, acting, and everything else, I give it a 10 out of 10 despite my hatred to the ending.
Watched wouldn't be worded properly, since I'm still watching it. Gunslinger Girl is now my target. Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while. Also, I've decided to pause my training with Sam. Or better yet, cancel it. It's not a good time for me to learn the ways of combat just yet. He has put me on the path, though, and I intend to walk it when my circumstances are more agreeable. Master, I will never forget what you've done for me. I will see you at the end of the road.
6th August 2006
Thanks to Robbie's help, I found an AWESOME anime rental/purchase place, and FINALLY SAW THE FINAL LAST EXILE DVD!!! It was like orgasmic bliss. I was told the ending sucked. What I tell others: That is total bull. I give it a total rating of... whatever it was last time, which was more than 10 out of 10 points. Absolutely incredible... next on my list is Gunslinger Girl, Bleach, or Fruits Basket, but I'm not sure which I should choose. x.x :
24th July 2006
... as my feet walk the ashes of the world, I shall not fear, for in fear lies death, and... :
I don't care if any of you know where this quote comes from, but out of curiosity, tell me what you believe follows the 'and' in this quote, and tell me why. Please be serious; I'm looking for good answers.
Life is pretty good. Three months ago, I made an enemy of a friend. A week after a certain party that left me angry, upset, and pissed off, I talked to Josh, who revealed the conversation to the one I was particularly upset with, Bryce, who then posted the entire conversation through copy & paste on his blog. He then showed it to me, and said that he was happy that he'd never see me again. I felt bad at first, since I was angry, he did nothing more than hurt me back. A week after that, I receive an email from Bryce saying that Talon, Alain, Josh, and Robbie all agree with him, believing I'm an asshole, and tell me not to visit them anymore.
I tried to convince them otherwise, but it didn't work, so I was left with surplus time that I filled with watching movies, playing racquetball, training, and other good stuff. After a while, I actually thought that this was for the best. I was happy, and apparently, the others were too.
All seemed well, but until recently, Bryce talked to me, saying that it 'wasn't the same without me', and after we discussed both sides of the issue about how we were both upset, and being.. mind-numbingly stupid, we forgave. I feel much better now. Like.. even better than before. While I can't speak for Talon, Alain, Josh, or Robbie, I know Bryce is willing to extend a hand of forgiveness. Since things seem to be cooling off, I'm going to give Talon a call and he'll be my next target. Then Robbie. Then Josh. Then, finally, Alain, since it was his idea to cast me away from the group entirely.
Been working a lot. Garden and yard-work, as always. I drank about a gallon of water before I mowed the lawn this morning, and haven't had to take a call of nature. I've never sweat so much in my life. It was horrible.. my shirt was a sweat rag while I watched Lethal Weapon 3 today. It was gross. It's in the washing machine now.
~~Got tagged.. I guess. *Shrugs.*~~
There's at least 1 person on your LiveJournal that wants to date you or sleep with you.
So lets play........ FRIENDS w/BENEFITS
The rules are simple...
If you want to date the person who posts this, post a comment saying "I'm yours"
If you just want to sleep with the person and stay friends, post a comment that says something else
(Extra credit for creativity, minus points for putting the words "something else")
SCARED??? You ONLY live ONCE!
THE TWIST IS YOU HAVE TO REPOST THIS!!! & see who replies. (bah, if you want to)
11th June 2006
I have endured my first and second training sessions!!!
... But I hurt so bad now. XD :
My entire body is sore, and my right shoulder took the brunt of a 12-gauge shotgun with heavy slug recoil, and is now bruised badly. 15 shots'll do the trick... man, it hurts so much!
Warning, people: Train with shotguns LAST. You'll be used to the heavy recoil at least marginally.
My good master Sam is teaching me the rules of survival. Learned how to use a sniper rifle well, safety precautions, how to use a shotgun, learned running-and-gunning tactics, and stationary sniper tactics. It's a lot harder than people think; I'm certain of it. Every time I get a session done, though, I feel like a new man, no matter how much it hurts.
Since my friends confronted me and told me that I suck as a roleplayer, I decided to take up different hobbies. Arms and combat training with Sam, a very good friend of mine I met during my time at CMSU, comic-book reading(Do not diss comics. There is some very good art and stories in those pages.), and plenty more exercise. I also do mercenary work as a yard-worker for pretty good wage, so I have money now for games. Life is pretty good right now, and I owe it all to the ruthlessness of Bryce. :-P
I was sad for a while, as some of you know, but now I revel in my new hobbies. Haven't been reading or writing as much, but I'll get back to it soon when... I want to. XD Sorry, Nefyr. Especially if you've caught up on your... how many DA messages do you have?
28th May 2006
Glass doorknobs are harmful. One broke in my hand yesterday, and thankfully, I was pretty lucky; the cuts weren't too bad, and I am quickly returning to perfect health. Last night was difficult. I had a bunch of bandaids on one of my fingers that caused hundreds of typos. Because of this, I couldn't write Chapter 13 of The Resistance(Yes, I'm still writing it...), and as a result, one of my fans is on my ass about it. I'll be getting it done tomorrow once I'm done with my work, though, so things are good. :
I've been hanging out with Jacob(aka bahamutslave, or shirubadoragon) quite a bit lately. Life has been good, even with just one friend. I made several good friends in my first year in college, one of which decided to teach me arms and combat lessons, but I rarely get to see them. XD I miss all of them very much.
On better news, the new X-Men movie is pretty good. Very sad, but pretty good. I recommend seeing it.
So... yeah. I'm gonna' go now. Goodnight.
21st May 2006
Frustration of frustrations! :
Dumbass! Dumbass! Look, five more of them in one place! I swear, the human race is doomed to oblivion in the next ten years. These... ugh... people are just ASKING to be ran over, hung, or somehow unpleasantly destroyed!
I was driving home from Ameristar Casino the other day, and encountered seven dumbasses. Two were driving out of the parking lot, and I could only assume were completely smashed, and the other five were kids on skateboards, playing IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ****ING ROAD!!! I was tempted to swirve, pull my e-break up, and side-swipe all of them in one fell swoop, and make the world a better place, but they'd damage my car, probably, so I didn't do it. XD
On better news, I've started collecting comic books. There're some good stories in those pictures, and some of my favorite art is now in the first issue of Moonknight that I bought last Thursday. My two practice swords also came in yesterday, so I can fight and practice now without risk of getting hurt too badly.
Whew... Life has ups and downs, I guess. *Shrug.*
1st May 2006
First update in a while!
Finals have been overly stressful lately, so I haven't had time to watch any animes. Also, Last Exile video 7 pretty much doesn't exist in Missouri. Damn this stupid state. :
Anyways, on better news, I have a microphone now. Myself and Jacob have made a very short clip quoting Nuklear Power's 8-bit Theatre, and a very hilarious Weakest Link spoof that he and I are almost done making. Does anyone here know how to post voice-clips on here? I know Nefyr's done it, and I wanna' show you all what we have done so far. ^_^
Yeah... I've been flaunting it. Recording things, and messing with them - it's been comprising most of my time lately.
Update done. Nefyr, I will be getting the websites I promised you as soon as things cool down around here. Haven't had time to do anything besides play with my new toy and study for my finals.
3rd April 2006
There'll be no reviews this week... or next week probably... so... yeah. Later.
28th March 2006
Last Exile Review.
On DVDs 1-6, all I can say is wow. This anime has everything I look for in it - a non-laughable romance between two main characters, very complicated and engrossing story, memorable characters, and hilarious comic relief. While I cannot make a judgement on the ending episodes, I CAN say that DVDs 1-6 excelled in all areas stated above. I highly suggest buying this anime. :
Rating: 14 out of 10. XD
26th March 2006
Ganked from phlegethon11
Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most, then pick ten people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used. :
1. Eating/drinking. No, not alcohol. Never alcohol. XD
2. Playing video games.
3. Watching comedy movies.
4. Watching cartoons.
5. Surfing the internet like a flaming sack of crap. :-)
8. Talking. I like talking.
Now, ten people? That's a bit much. I will request that nefyr, bahamutslave, lady_noire, aidenraine, draganta, dragonboy, and wave_cannon do this as well.
The anime review will come in two days when I am less boggled down with procedures/homework.
20th March 2006
I've been watching a lot of animes lately, and I've decided to share my insight and knowledge with all of you, since I think all of you who read this are interested in anime. I'll be giving everything a rating out of ten. Exceptionally good animes will receive more points, just so you know. Every week, I'll give another anime review. Also, I'll do my best not to spoil anything. :
Neon Genesis Evangelion episodes: 8 out of 10.
Neon Genesis Evangelion movies: 4 out of 10.
The episodes are very good. They look good, contain a good amount of action, conflict, character development, but lose out on humor. Nothing makes the tension disappear during the whole anime, which makes it lose points. Otherwise, this anime excels in all important areas that make an anime an anime. I recommend this one to all of you, unless you are offended by homosexual relationships.
The movies sucked. It revealed much that the episodes didn't, but the twists on the story itself could not have been worse. The ending was horrible, too, making it lose even more. The only thing good about this anime is that the used the same actors, and characters, but everything else fell terribly short of my expectations.
Next week, I will review the Last Exile movies 1-6. I couldn't find 7 at the rental place. XD
16th March 2006
I ranted to one of my best friends the other day over some things that he did. I apologized hours ago through e-mail, but I have gotten no response. :-( I also called his cell phone, but he's completely avoiding me. :
I try to tell him it was just pent-up frustration with everything going on right now, but I get the feeling he won't listen.
On better news, I think this semester is going better than the last one. Had math and government last semester. XD That hurt my grade significantly. I'm still brushing up on my DDR skills, and now, I have the greatest accuracy and stamina out of all the people in Warrensburg... at least in DDR.
Been reading more Terry Brooks lately, but video games have been losing their grip on me. I'm now more of a cartoon-watcher, and music-listener. Cable internet is good, but it doesn't save me as much time as I thought it would.
I've been returning home every weekend, but I won't be this weekend. Need to catch up in my online class, Computer Graphics. I've learned it's very easy to slack off and fall behind in that class, so my grade is wounded in there, so I gotta' get things back in gear.
Other than that, life is going smoothly... and I apologize for my lack of posting. I've been trying very hard to comment on all posts you guys give, but it's becoming harder by each week. Can't wait for Summer to come so I can relax. :-D
Goodbye, my friends.
Oh, and here's my frighteningly accurate results to a random birthday quiz.
|Your Birthdate: February 16|
You're incredibly introverted and introspective. You live inside your head.
You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking.
People see you as withdrawn, and at times they are right.
You are caring and deep, but it may be difficult for you to show this side of yourself.
Your strength: Your original approach to thinking
Your weakness: You tend to shy away from others
Your power color: Pale blue
Your power symbol: Wavy line
Your power month: July
14th March 2006
I am inlove with love. :-)
The Five Love Languages
My primary love language is probablyPhysical Touch
with a secondary love language beingQuality Time
Complete set of results
|Physical Touch: || ||10|
|Quality Time: || ||8|
|Words of Affirmation: || ||8|
|Acts of Service: || ||4|
|Receiving Gifts: || ||0|
Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.Take the quiz
27th February 2006
A question. Just answer it.
If you had three wishes, what would the second one be? :
16th February 2006
Happy birthday to me!!! I'm celebrating on Saturday, though. XD
14th February 2006
Happy Single-Awareness Day.
10th February 2006
I got the names translated, but now new troubles are in front of me. Here I am, in my dorm at 2:23 a.m., listening to Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls (great movie... go see it) while my next-door neighbors actually -watch- it... I cannot sleep. Insomnia rears its ugly head on the day I have to drive for 40 minutes to get back to Greenwood, and to my home. :
I have nothing to put me to sleep, or make me drowsy, so now I'm just doing anything to keep my awake for the rest of today so I can sleep on my own bed. The weekend'll be fun, and I'll catch up on sleep then... sorry for the wasteful post. Goodnight, fellas.
23rd January 2006
It's hard to find the translations to names of songs you like, I've learned. It's also hard to find a reliable piece of software to calculate BPM (beats per minute) for songs you like. Recently, I've been trying to DDR-ize certain Kingdom Hearts tunes and have met with little progress. Mainly because I can't get the BPM perfect, and without that essential ingredient, putting steps into it is out of the question. :
As for the song translations... I can't figure out what language the original name is in, adding to the difficulty. I've been at this for about a week now, and headaches are finally catching me. If any of you have tips for approaching these problems, or perhaps reliable translators and beat counters, let me know.
Incase any of you recognize the language they're in, I'll post the names of the songs that trouble me.
Scherzo Di Notte
Forze del Male
Guardando Nel Buio
That's all. I thank all of you who try to help in advance, since it may be a while before I log back in to check.
Here're some quizzes I took on a Monday afternoon. Or rather, my results.
You are 85% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 85% Brutal, and 28% Arrogant.
|You are the Spiteful Loner, the personality type that is most likely to go on a shooting rampage. You are a rational person and tend to hold emotions in very low-esteem; not only that, but you are also rather introverted, meaning you probably bury any emotions you feel deep inside yourself. Combine these traits with your hatred of others and your brutality, and it seems that you would be quite likely to shoot innocent people in a rampage. Not only that, but you are also a very humble person--not a braggart at all--meaning you could possibly have low-self esteem. This is only yet one more incentive to go on a shooting rampage, because you wouldn't care if you died as a result. Granted, you probably haven't gone on a shooting rampage and probably never will, but all the motivations are there. In conclusion, your personality is defective because you are too introverted, brutal, insecure, and rather unemotional. No wonder no one hangs around you, you morbid, cold-hearted freak! |
To put it less negatively:
1. You are more RATIONAL than intuitive.
2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.
3. You are more BRUTAL than gentle.
4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.
Your exact opposite is the Televangelist.
Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Capitalist Pig, the Smartass, and the Sociopath.
If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.
The other personality types:
The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
If you like good humor, be sure to take my girlfriend's Mullet Test, because it is much more awesome than this test.</i>
|My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
||You scored higher than 79% on Rationality|
||You scored higher than 0% on Extroversion|
||You scored higher than 91% on Brutality|
||You scored higher than 21% on Arrogance|
Your Personality Type:
Your internal orientation, and fairly cooperative nature make you the Wallflower. You are perfectly content to watch others from the sidelines, and not get tangled up in social circles and commitments. While others likely find you pleasant to be around, you don't care much for company. You rarely seek the spotlight and you are content to spend time by yourself. While you don't allow life to pass you by, you have an appreciation for the natural order of things. You're sometimes open to change, but you don't necessarily take action to create it. You experience occasional emotional instability, and time alone with your thoughts refreshes you mentally, and helps alleviate worry and self-doubt. You like to keep your life and the number of people in it somewhat contained. You find that too many responsibilities occasionally results in failure to keep your commitments.
24th December 2005
December 20th, 2005... Completed Legend of Max, the hardest Dance Dance Revolution song in existence right now. :
Next goal: Complete Legend of Max on the extra stage.
21st December 2005
Life kinda' sucks right now. If you don't want to hear me complain, then don't read this.
Life just sucks. Or rather, the past few days have sucked uber-bad. I went out with my brother, and a friend of mine to go see Chronicles of Narnia (the only high-light of Christmas Break so far. Excellent movie. Go see it.) and then we went out for pizza. Most of the time, I was the center of several jokes at my expense. During the time, I was simply told to "accept the fact that I am an asshole," and later that night, I cried due to sadness for the first time in about five years until I fell asleep, and I've been very upset ever since. :
Alain comes back from Air Force Basic Training tomorrow, so maybe some light will shine on this otherwise very dark time for me. *Sniffle.* Monday was just hurtful. Later, people.