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2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question below type the song that’s playing. When you go to a new question, press the next button
5. No repeat artists.
6. No cheating or doctoring your list to make yourself look cooler than the person you took this from.

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...Holy SHIT where did that come from?



Ganked from epoc823. I bent the rules a little and selected characters from non-book fandoms. I know it SAYS any fandom, but I feel like the spirit of the meme is for books so...yeah. Enjoy.

List twelve characters from any fandom/literary source, and then answer the following questions. Make SURE that you list the characters BEFORE reading the questions!!!
1. Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
2. Gamzee Makara (Homestuck)
3. Leo Valdez (Heroes of Olympus)
4. Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed II/Brotherhood)
5. Terezi Pyrope (Homestuck)
6. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
7. Link (The Legend of Zelda)
8. Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
9. Coyote (Gunnerkrigg Court)
10. John Egbert (Homestuck)
11. Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
12. Carver Kane (The Kane Chronicles)

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Jan. 8th, 2011

I went a and saw Tron for the third time today. Christ do I want a lightjet. Failing that, a lightcycle. It doesn't even have to come out of a baton, I just want a motorcycle that looks like that.

Also, for those that recall, I have been spending a little of my free time in my friend's wood shop, building a bow. The other night we got to the tillering stage, where you string the bowstaff with a stiff cord and bend it into shape. You have to shorten the cord as you go, so that when you're done, it's strung the way it will be strung with the bowstring. This requires you to restring the bow a couple times. Well, as my friend was doing this, the bow cracked, so it's unusable now, and I have to start over. Yeah, it sucks, but we're pretty sure we could make another one in two or three days, so we're going to work to get together this week a finish it before I have to go back to school next Tuesday.

I really want to get this done, because a) it's really cool, and b) we realized as we were tillering that the bow I had would've been about 40 pounds, or enough to hunt deer with. I'm no hunter, but just having a bow that powerful and knowing you made it is pretty amazing.

So yeah. Fun times in the coming week.

Happy New Year!

...Belatedly, anyway.


tl;dr: I went to Florida and had a great time, barring a few small snags.

Dec. 24th, 2010

 Since these are probably my last free hours until after New Year's...

Merry Christmas, everybody.  I pray that no one is lonely or unhappy come Saturday, and that you all have a wonderful holiday.

Life, and a pseudo-meme

Disclaimer: this isn't really a meme, rather a series of questions I ganked from synnesai ; they seemed interesting though, I feel like answering them. If anyone else does, go right ahead.

1. What is it, specifically, about your current fandom that's got ya in a tizzy?
2. How do you best handle stress?
3. What inspires you right now in life?
4. If you could've been born in a different time period, what would it be and why?
5. If you had unlimited cash, what would be the first thing you bought?

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In other news, I'm making a bow. I have a friend who literally doesn't buy things if he thinks he can construct them, and to that end he's either built or is building things that usually are only mass produced, or else take years of practice to perfect, like a motorcycle, or a revolver, or a computer, and most recently a bow. It's actually really simple; you cut the whole thing out of a single piece of wood, sand it to shape, bend it, and fit the bowstring on. The bowstring determine the length of the bow; my string is 64 inches, so the bow is roughly six feet end to end. There's a certain science to figuring the latter from the former, but I mostly just took my friend's advice on this one. Anyway, mine is currently at the sanding stage, which is horribly tedious, but once I'm done it's pretty close to being ready to fire. Fun stuff!

Gonna be a bit brutal here...

Okay, so most of you are familiar with the comm fandomsecrets, right? Because I recently started watching it, and I read the posts, and...I find the whole exercise, more and more, to just be really pathetic.

I DID warn you about the brutal honesty.

Anyway. What I find pathetic about it, in two parts:

Part the First: The fact that the internet has created such a culture where it is so easy and acceptable to hate on people for their opinions that we even NEED a comm like this. Seriously, if you pay attention, the vast majority of those "secret" posts are just people's opinions, and not even deep dark secrets either, just things like not liking a particularly popular character or ship. Then you have the ones like, "such and such fandom brought me out of a really dark period in my life" and honestly, why does that need to be secret?

Part the Second: Related to that last bit I said, what kind of people are so insecure about something as ultimately inconsequential as fandom that they can't even air their likes and dislikes publicly? Who CARES if you're not a fan of Organization XIII, or you like the Exiles better than the Trolls, or you thought Zuko was a whiny little bitch, or didn't like the way Annabeth was written? No one that matters! This is just a fun thing! I mean, I'm up to my eyeballs in fanboy pursuits, and I know full well that this isn't earth-shattering. My world isn't going to come crashing down because Character A hooked up with Character B instead of Character C. And as for those people who say "fandom saved my life," if that's true, then why are you secretive about it? Because reading something like that implies to me that you're ashamed that something as "not real" as a book or cartoon kept you from giving up. If that's the way it is, that's the way it is. Be proud.


Funny story...I was going to post this as a secret, but then I realized the intense hypocrisy of doing so.
Family and I went and saw Harry Potter today.

HOLY CRAP, GUYS. That was a really good movie. Favorite parts:

1. Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour. I seriously kept imagining Davy Jones. It didn't help that he was affecting similar speech mannerisms.

2. Cthulu apparently lives in the locket.

3. Dobby being a badass. Seriously. "Meet Dobby at the top of the stairs, in ten seconds." Awesome.

4. The really obvious and very appropriate fascist imagery at the Ministry.

But seriously, it was all amazing. They somehow even made the camping seem intense and heart wrenching.

And since I'm probably not gonna be around tomorrow, happy Thanksgiving everybody! And watch the Macy's Day Parade!


time for a life update


Things have been moving fast and now the next couple of months are looking AWESOME. Thanks to some proactive-ness by yours truly, the family plan to go to Disney World right after Christmas is looking like it might actually happen. DISNEY WORLD! ZOMG.

Also, I've had plans for a while to attend Zenkaikon in March outside Philly, but last night it became apparent that I'm going to be attending Katsucon as well, near D.C. SO MANY NEW CONS. SO EXCITE.

But yeah, Katsucon's kind of a funny story...I just sort of randomly contacted one of the guys on the MS Paint Adventures forums (aka the HOMESTUCK forums), and it turns out that he was already organizing a huge group of cosplayers to go to Katsu, and the one character that they needed was THE ONE I WAS GOING TO COSPLAY (that's Mr. Chill and Purple up in the icon). And then he told me about this brilliant thing I had never heard of called megabus, which is basically a bus to anywhere in the northeast for like a DOLLAR. Plus he's a really cool guy and we really hit it off, and he told me I'd fit well into the group and that they'd love to have me, so...yay? Looks like I'm going to Katsucon!

So, to recap: Disney in December, Katsu in February, and Zenkai in March. WHOO!

In the Present

February 2011


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