Sunday, 30 November 2008

Mm-hmm... So, Thanksgiving was fun. I played with my eleven-year-old cousin and listened to my mother and aunt talk. Then, afterwards, my family went to the movies, per tradition. We saw Four Christimases... Gah, I hate holiday movies. They're all the same. And none of them will be remembered in ten years. Well, except for Christmas Vacation. That's a great movie!

I'm... I'm supposed to be doing Biology homework right now. Yeah... Now working out so well. I'm waiting for my dad to come back home so I can ask him what "mechanism of infection" is supposed to mean...

For your entertainment purposes: The Allen and Craig Show! Episode 9. (These guys are freaking hilarious! Seriously, at least watch the beginning.)

Craig reminds me of Eric Foreman from That '70s Show, and Allen reminds me of Reese from Malcolm in the Middle. The similarities are frightening!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Cinema Bizarre

I am in love with this German band, Cinema Bizarre!
I just read this, and now I like them even more! Apparently they met at an anime convention, and their names are inspired from anime. Otaku! I knew there was something about them... (laugh)
Love Songs (They Kill Me) is my favourite song. The video is amazing! I wish I could post it here, but YouTube won't let me. (u_u)
Visual Kai. I have a new appreciation for it. It's... Eh... Fascinating.
Heh. I just watched the video for Forever or Never. I like the kana they have in the beginning, on the walls. I'm not sure what the point of it is, but it's so cool! (If you don't know what I'm talking about, go watch it!)
I'd better go now before I put y'all to sleep. But seriously, check out Cinema Bizarre! They're amazing!

EDIT: Okay, here's Forever or Never! This video is freaking amazing!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

So, technically, I'm grounded from my computer again. Poor Tamaki's moniter is GONE! ...But no one is saying anything about the fact that I am on my parents computer. So here I am!

Kino no Tabi is simply an amazing anime. It's about this girl who travels around on her talking motorbike. That sounds boring, but it's really wonderful. It's a philosophical anime. It really makes you think... And always leaves you hungry for more. The countries Kino travels to can be horrible, each one has its flaws. But, at the same time... It's just beautiful. I don't think that this is really something I can just explain. It has to be experienced. When I first started watching it, and that phrase that is repeatedly on this show came up for the first time, The world is not beautiful, therefore it is, came up, I understood it, but not totally. Now I do. I've also read the first book (not manga, book). I'm so sad that there are only 13 episodes! I only have three left now. (u_u)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Sorry about the lack of updates. Like always, nothing is going on!

Tomorrow exams start, though. Greeeaaat.

Half days on Thurs-Fri, though! Sweet.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Karaoke Superstars

I was just looking at my copy of Superchick's Karaoke Superstars... It's not the normal release... The cover art is different, it's missing about five tracks, and on the back it says 'Special pre-release'. It's really cool. I bought it last year at Salvation Army. I usually hate stores like that, because they never have anything good (I like buying new things!), but I'm glad that I went there when I did, or else I wouldn't have this! It's my not favourite album (Beauty from Pain 1.1 is), but it's still really cool. And funny. In the credits, it says, "Superchick is: Tricia, Melissa, Matt, Ben, Dave, Andy, Dan, Max, and whoever's in the van when we leave."

In other news, I went shopping with my friends yesterday! Angel and Chelsie. It was fun. We were literally shopping all day! We went to this huge outlet mall an hour and a half away... But it was worth it! I bought some really cute clothes! Their Borders sucks, though. They didn't have much, but it was very cheap. Luckily, they had Naruto... Only three volumes, but two of those three were the ones I needed next! They were 10% off, and my mum payed for one of them, so I bought all three.
I'd better go finish Good Night, Mr. Tom for English. It has to be done by tomorrow.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Self-harm Awareness

I originally posted this in my deviantART journal.


If you know me well, you should know that I can't stand stereotypes of any form.
The label 'cutter' is one of them, of course.
Please read this article.

Other great sites:
To Write Love on Her Arms

I've always felt quite strongly on this subject. In the seventh grade, I saw a number of kids gathered around a computer in the computer lab, watching this 'Tickle Me Emo' video... It's on YouTube. I kind of watched it from where I was, and the whole time, as my classmates were laughing at it, I had this horrible feeling in my stomach.
There are so many misconceptions about self-harm... Last year in my US History class, our teacher told us that Meriwether Lewis (as in 'Lewis and Clark' ) was caught cutting himself. When my class heard this, they made comments like "That man was crazy." Many people also seem to think that self-harm is to get attention... It really is not. It's a way to cope with one's pain.
So many people just sit back and laugh at those who are going through this, when they really should be helping. Horrible, isn't it?

I guess all I can really say from here is to watch the video linked in that article (above).

We need to help raise awareness.

(I recommend listening to Superchic[k]'s song called Hero. It's pretty much about this.)

More Avatars

I like this. Because if you like a girl and there's a chance that she likes you, you should do something before sh e decides that you probably don't like her and loses interest in something that she thinks will never happen.

See, this is what I mean.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Quick Numbers

-121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. (The World Health Organization)

-18 million of these cases are happening in the United States. (The National Institute of Mental Health)

-Between 20% and 50% of children and teens struggling with depression have a family history of this struggle and the offspring of depressed parents are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression. (U.S. Surgeon General's Survey, 1999)

-Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30 percent of teens with depression also developing a substance abuse problem. (NIMH)

-2/3 of those suffering from depression never seek treatment.

Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. (NIMH)

Scary, isn't it?

From To Write Love on Her Arms


Reading: Good Night, Mr. Tom, Farenheit 451, Naruto vol 4, and Kino no Tabi
Watching: Kino no Tabi
Mood: Bored... Tired... But almost happy. Almost.
Listening to: Bowling Ball by Superchic[k]
Thinking about: Should I go for a walk now or later? Do I cash or deposit that check? Will I see any of my friends today? What was that ambulance doing across the street earlier? What will I buy when I go shopping this weekend? Should I go upstairs and read or stay down here and watch anime? What will I watch when I'm done with Kino no Tabi? Should I call my friend today? I really want to read Bloodletting...

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Today was a pretty good day...

I mean, I'm pretty sure that I failed my Bio test... And we're preping for exams... And my lunch sucked... But! I think I did pretty well on my Algebra test. And I made a new friend today! :D For me, that is very rare (I'm kinda schizoid...). But he's a great guy... Name is Donald, but I don't know much about him... Just that he likes anime (Chobits and Naruto! Whoo!) and is a grade above me. Oh, and he used to draw a lot, but doesn't much anymore 'cuz he's in an art class and has to draw everyday. I just started to really talk to him today... We did get a lot of comments on the bus, people kept asking us if we were going out. >_<
Although I am starting to get used to those kinds of comments. I have three guy friends (there was a fourth, but I never talk to him!)... So, yeah. People can be so annoying and judgemental.
I have a ton of yarn wrapped around my left wrist... Kind of like an armband! I dunno why... I thought it might look kinda cool. It's feelin' a little tight, though...

You may notice a picture on the end of the left sidebar... It says 'To Write Love on Her Arms.' It's really neat, click on it to check it out.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

David Archuleta's debut album is out today!
I am very happy. I love his voice. ^-^
I'm listening to samples right now. I really like Angels... And Barriers. But... I think they're all love songs. That's pretty disappointing. I guess I was expecting something a bit more out of the ordinary... -goes off to listen to Superchick-
Nothin' else going on. I don't really have any homework today, but I think I'll work ahead a bit.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Hmm... Today was a very interesting day.
I woke up ten minutes before I had to go outside to wait for the bus!!! My mum woke me up... DARN YOU, iPOD ALARM!!! You have failed me once again!
Sometime during second hour, I realized that I forgot my lunch. Greeeaaat. Thankfully, I my stomach hurt, so I wasn't hungry anyways... Well, I was thankful until fourth hour. That's when I started to feel like I was going to throw up! That was very unhappy-making. And it didn't go away until after fifth hour. Which is gym. I sat out.
We're being forced to take a class that teaches us how to study and be successful... And I'm actually learning something! Sweet.
And last but not least, I learned that this semi-cute guy on my bus (cute in a geeky way... But remember, I love geeks! XD) likes me... Actually, my friend told me last week, but she didn't know who it was. She just heard it from his friend. But today I talked to her (his friend) and she told me who he was and his name. So... This is kind of weird. Just because I've never spoken to him before... I doubt he's even ever heard my voice! He doesn't know me at all... I'm sure that if he did get to know the real me, he'd run off screaming (laugh). I joke, but I'm still half serious. There's only one person in the world that knows the real me. And this person hasn't run off screaming yet because he, I think, understands me. At least a little. More than everyone else. So he can relate some. I know that this guy on my bus won't understand me totaly. I know that for a fact. And I don't like him, by the way. A little cute, but I don't even know him. I would be interested in becoming friends with him, though. He seems like a nice guy.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

PREPARE. You are about to get to know me better...

Section 1- They apply directly to me! :3 (laugh)
Section 2-S They fit my personality.
Section 3- Total randomness! These have nothing to do with me. I just think they're cool.

Yes, geeky guys are the bomb! You can probably tell from that sentence that, yes, I, too am a geek! Kinda crossing over to 'dork'...
I decided to post these because... I really don't know why. Icons rule!