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So maybe I haven't let this stupid journal die like I said I would. There's too much comedy gold in it for that. Seriously, past me is so pitifully hilarious.

I've been thinking about joining internet causes. A... certain anti-Scientology one in particular. And when they inevitably Google my username, I was worried about them finding this stupid thing and thinking that's all I am. It isn't, I swear! Just most of it! Of course this is me being ridiculous and paranoid but what else is new. 
Hi, Anonymous, I love you and all, but I will make damn sure you never get my address or phone number.

What else is new? Not all that much. I've stopped being such an angsty teenager, hopefully. My first relationship failed in spectacular ways, ones that I can now look back on and laugh. I don't really want to date anyone else until college. 
 
Oh yeah and I did make it into Jazz choir after all. I told y'all I'd keep you posted. It has become my life's meaning. Perhaps more on that life-changing event later. 
 
Still addicted to enter, I see. 
But of course! It's only the coolest button on the keyboard. People wouldn't be anywhere without being able to enter things. 
 
Lame as livejournal may be, it's hard to get rid of it completely. I'm going to keep it here as a reminder of what I used to be like, as well as what I still am. Besides, I never liked any of the other social networking sites much more, so, what are you going to do. (No, I do not have a Facebook. And my Twitter was only for that awesome Echo Bazaar game.)
 
That's really all I have to talk about. I'm off to try and make the world a less censored and freer place. As long as I can configure proxies so I don't end up in jail, that is. 
 
...Ha ha, I wish that were a joke.
 
Advice of the day: install Linux! You'll be glad you did.
I just don't know if I want to start this up again. I mean, it's just a sort of journal thing online, and no one really reads this anyway. It was originally more for me than anything, I needed a place to write all my thoughts and stuff down. I was going through some pretty horrible stuff.

But I'm all better now~! I... think. At least I'm not trying to kill anyone or anything. That's a step in the right direction.

...what am I even talking about I don't even...

So. Uh. Randomness. I felt like typing something up today. It makes me feel productive.

I want to go and share a secret with people. Except I have so few of those, and the (two) people that read this most likely know anything I'd say anyway, so there's essentially no point.

Uh, well, I'm still obsessed with Hetalia, to an unhealthy degree. I also still have had a grand total of 0 relationships so far. How depressing. And my parents (well, my mum, though I have a feeling dad as well) are so set on me having a boyfriend. It's kind of awkward.

1. I'm really not actually too interested in guys right now, sorry to disappoint, and
2. They keep suggesting I hang out more with people, like my neighbor Carl, who is extremely attractive of course (this is coming from a quite neutral standpoint, what can I say), and also gay xD. He's like so my best friend, though.

And they're just so dead-set against me spending time with a certain one of my friends, it's completely unjustified. And she's just so nice, and it really pisses me off. So we end up not being able to see each other normally.

OH THE ANGST. Seriously, why do the teenage years pile all of this up on me? It's like they're trying to make me wallow in self-misery like a stereotype. Luckily I think I'm above that. I try, anyway. Optimism for the win!

THIS CONCLUDES THE RANT FOR TODAY. Tune in next time for... wait... did I just say there would be a next time?

You did.

Faen. I guess this means I have to write another post, then.
Yes, yes, yes, haven't posted in forever. I guess I don't really.... need livejournal anymore. I did need it, back when I made it. Back when I had no one to talk to, and only a journal to put my thoughts into. I suppose I regressed back into my elementary school habits, I carried around a journal everywhere then, and had no need for socialization that way. But now I have... people. As cheesy as this sounds. Sorry.

So... I know I shouldn't feel guilty, it's a website, for Pasta's sake... and I owe no commitment to anyone. Besides, no one actually reads this anyway, it was only ever a personal journal. So, I suppose it's a good thing I don't need this anymore.

Oh my goodness I'm being so deep it's ridiculous. I should post something silly and Hetalia related. How about a quiz~?


YOU KNOW YOU LOVE HETALIA TOO MUCH WHEN:
[x] You start laughing hysterically at maps…
[x] You go “Aww” when you see two or more flags together.
[x] You’ve learned more history from it than from an actual history class.
[ ] You debate about details like whether the number on America’s back is supposed to be 50 or 96…with supporting screenshots. (er, it's definitely 50. 96?? Who came up with that?)
[x] You watch APH MADs.
[x] You got a Nico Nico Douga account despite not knowing a single word of Japanese so you could watch even more APH MADs. (HOW DID IT KNOWW)
[x] World War II starts sounding romantic.
[x] Your teacher asks why you put “Alfred F. Jones” as the answer instead of America, and why you drew a small heart and the name “Arthur” beside it.
[x] You yell “Yeah, he’s the hero!” whenever someone says America.
[ ] You misread UK as UKE every single time, and have started mispronouncing it in actual conversation. (actually, I only do that half the time, thank you very much.)
[x] You know every country’s flag and location, and people think you must be a huge history nerd, and really, you’ve become one.
[x] You shudder every time you hear the name “Russia” or “Ivan” and quickly glance over your shoulder… just in case.
[ ] Whenever you see a fellow Hetalia fan, you shout, “Germaaaannnnyyyyy!” down the hallway. (can't say I've done this... I do have an image to uphold.)
[x] You write down your favorite pairings all over your history lecture notes, leaving others to wonder what “USxUK”, “Spamano”, “GerIta”, “Giripan”, etc. mean.
[ ] You end every sentence with “aru.”
[x] You scream ’paaaaaaaaaastaaaaaaaaaaa’ every time you happen to have some.
[x] You can’t imagine a functioning Italian mafia. (I CANNOT. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CONCEIVE.)
[x] You want Prussia back on the map. (do I ever)
[x] You can no longer say “international affairs” with a straight face. (...stop describing me, dammit)
[x] No one can mention a country without you thinking about what they look like in Hetalia.
[x] You read a historical book and think it would make a good fanfic.
[x] Other people don’t get it when you say your country’s cute.
[x] You’ve listened to Romano’s Delicious Tomato Song like…80 billion times. (80 billion and one, and that's not counting Spain's version)
[:(] You’re a duke/duchess of Sealand. (ONE DAY, SEALAND. ONE DAY. -brokee-)
[x] You’ve become a thousand times more patriotic. (I so have)
[x] You find the NEED to travel the world. Like your life depended on it. (doesn't it?)
[x] You can’t take history/social studies class seriously anymore. (So sorry, Mr. P, you're a great teacher and don't deserve having to put up with me)
[x] You remember Canada Day BEFORE the 4th of July, as in, you completely forget about America’s birthday. And you’re American. (hahahaha I did)
[x] You want to learn every single language in the world. Even the weird ones. (Estonian, baby! 12 months~)
[x] You recognize which flag belongs to which country, while everyone just looks at you funny.
[x] Everyone who’s named Alfred, Arthur, Peter, Matthew, and Francis is forever linked to Hetalia.
[x] You started using gendered pronouns when talking about countries. (Done this on an AP history essay, actually. More than once.)
[x] Rather than just being happy that it’s another nation’s Independence Day, you feel the need to rush to the store and get a birthday cake with that nation’s name on it. (HOLY SHIT WHAT AN AMAZING IDEA)
[x] Your suggestion for a solution to any world issue is to “SEIZE THEIR VITAL REGIONS!!” Joking or not.
[x] You suddenly wish that you could retake your boring history classes even though it’s all about other countries invading your country and your country isn’t even in Hetalia. (I really want to retake my last year class)
[x] You forced all your otaku friends to love Hetalia.
[x] You actually think about spending your savings to buy any useless Hetalia merchandise.
[ ] You laugh inside when you tell people that you’re writing historical fiction now. (never used that excuse before)
[x] You use fanfiction as a study guide. And it helped. (multiple times, yes.)
[x] You thought of putting Hetalia characters on your world map in your room.
[ ] When they threw the shoe at Bush, you wonder if Alfred managed to duck too/got hit/was laughing his ass off. (you know, if I had known hetalia when that happened... maybe.)
[x] You seriously asked your parents if you could go out and travel next summer. (I have.)
[x] You would rather have nation-tan’s military uniforms than any other clothes.
[x] You feel sad that you don’t own a good world history book.
[x] You think about “VITAL” when someone mentions anything that sounds like “regions”.
[x] You can’t stop thinking about fanfiction ideas. (Not that I'd ever write one, but, yeah~)
[ ] You imagine what it would be like if you were a nation-tan with population of one. (lolwut)
[x] You start questioning/looking up your own genetic/ethnic history/make up, just because you want to know if you’re somehow connected to your favorite characters.
[x] You had no idea what you were getting yourself into when you first found out about Hetalia, but by the middle of chapter 2 of the main story, you realized you had an imaginary I.V. of Hetalia hooked up straight into your veins. (oh, is that what it is)
[x] You designate all of your friends as a specific country based on their personalities… whether they accept it or not! (OMG THIS XD Except only in my head, since most of them don't know Hetalia)
[x] You find yourself downloading the national anthems of your favourite nations, listening to them frequently and trying to learn the words. (HOW DOES IT KNOW ALL OF THIS ABOUT ME??)
[ ] Going to the airport is more fun than going to Disneyland. (NOT TRUE. DISNEYLAND HAS /EPCOT./)
[x] You watch protesters burning any country’s flag in the news and you want to cry even if it’s not your country. (T__T)
[x] You find yourself glued to Discovery, National Geographic and the History Channel and get frustrated when your friends or family ask you to change the channel. (And the news.)
[x] The “special relationship” between the US and the UK takes on a whole new meaning.
[x] Slang or words from other languages/dialects enter your regular speech even though they’re not common in your language/dialect.
[x] You travel to a foreign country and find it amusing that you were “in” that country. (-giggle- I was in Canada...)
[x] Destinations that you would’ve never otherwise heard of, let alone thought of traveling to, enter your list of “places to visit before you die”.
[x] You’re considering fandubbing a song that has nothing to do with Hetalia as a Hetalia character. (er... how did it know my plans for singing A Whole New World in Norwegian...? With my Denmark singing in Danish...~ (lol he gets the girl part))
[x] You cry at the thought of never getting a chance to see the world before you die. (TT___TT)
[x] You suddenly start researching for the sake of writing or drawing.
[x] You now insist on calling Hello Kitty ‘Shinatty-chan’.
[ ] You start buying things because they remind you of a character from Hetalia. And sometimes you really don’t need them. (I HAS NO MONIES -sobb- b)
[x] You spend hours looking at maps trying to see if Sealand’s on any of them.
[x] You find yourself bragging about the fact that you know that Sealand’s a country and everyone else, even your history teacher, doesn’t. (xD)
[x] You randomly quiz your sister/parents/hapless friends about different countries. (I'm convinced this quiz has stalked me and listed all of my tendencies)
[x] The dimension 5 meters becomes REALLY FUNNY.
[ ] You don’t mind that you can’t cook because it makes you more similar to Arthur. (psh, I'm not British~)
[x] You have dreams about Hetalia characters.
[x] You’ve dragged other people into the fandom.
[x] You can’t say ‘pasta’ normally anymore - it’s always PASTAAAAAA~~!
[x] No one knows your sense of humor anymore. (except for other hetalia people~!)

Hahaha I'd count how many checks I have but... that would probably be more sad than funny. So, ha det bra~! (-Totally learning Norwegian~-)
OH
MY
PASTA
I
JUST
GOT
WIRELESS
INTERNET
ON
MY
LAPTOP
AND
IT'S
KICKASS


Excessive enter-use aside, yes, folks, I am amazing. And I think I deserve the title of 'hacker' now, for serious. I sort of hated puppy linux, so I decided to try a distribution called Mepis, and it worked awesomely. I had to tinker with it for a few weeks, though, but HOORAY FOR ME.

That is all. I just had to brag, really, but I'm done now.
Still haven't been posting recently... whoops. Hey, I'm working on it!

 

Anyway... what's happening so far...? School, mostly. I, um, tried out for All-County chorus and instead got into this super selective sight singing choir? That was pretty cool, I suppose. Also I love my AP history teacher.

That's... about... it. Yep. I'm not very exciting. Sorry. I recently rode my bike to school, and I'm so out of shape it's not even funny. And we have a treadmill, so, there aren't excuses really. Also, yeah Obama!! Woo! Hear about the missle defense shield? Our relations with Russia have just improved so much recently. Russia x America ftw, people. -Hetalia nerd-

That's... well, really, I think I'm done now. I learned the Russian alphabet? That's cool, right? Anyway, ciao!

OH MY GOD

I HAVEN'T POSTED IN FOREVER


TT____TT


Well, sorry folks. I was in Tenessee/Arkansas on vacation for a bit, and got back, and I've been doing some stuff. Highlights?
  • I totally hacked Windows (you can do that??) and made myself an admin
  • I've been learning like crazy about... everything history related, really
  • Nationstates. Oh my goodness, Nationstates. This needs its own paragraph.
Nationstates is one of the best online games I've played in a while. No, it's not a graphics based game, it's about making your own country and basically ruling over it. You have issues every day that need to be corrected, and depending on how you answer them your country becomes your own. Want to be a crazy evil dictator? You got it! It's... fun once you get into it. Anyway. Recently I decided to combine this with Hetalia and started designing the human persona of my nation. It's epic fun.  My nation is called Caninac, and she is kick ass. I'm working on designing her outfit, but all I know now is that she has floofy black hair and one seriously kickass hat. Anyway, [BLATANT ADVERTISING AHEAD] if you make a nation and want to have a human version, join our Hetalia region! We seriously need more people! I'm working on a region map (it's a work-in-progress) as well. (Woo, look at all those links! Hope you aren't afraid of tabs)

More later, I'm trying to get Garry's mod to work. Also, I've become addicted to TvTropes. NO! DON'T CLICK THAT LINK! YOU'LL BE HOOKED FOR AT LEAST A DAY!!

Well, darn it, I warned you. Look, now I have to make my mood "guilty." And it's all your fault. Clicking links like that...

Well, damn

I forgot to talk about Otakon! I guess I was so excited about my laptop, I forgot. It was epic, though.


Actually, I don't have too much to say on it right now. I'm lazy and tired, and I'm thirsty. (...it's relevant...)

Um... We went as a Hetalia group! I was the amazing Feliciano, North Italy, and we had a blast. And I got a Limey Man T-shirt! And a nerdy math shirt! And my friends bought me a portal shirt! THE CAKE IS A PIE!!!

Unfortunately, my parents suck, so they didn't let me go on Sunday. No, I don't know why not. They thought i'd been there "long enough." Suure.

But I had fun. I loved the TF2 cosplayers the best, I think, because they would all interact with each other. Like, they'd either dress up as the blue or red team, and they'd go attack people on the opposite team. It was epic. Also, I saw a spy backstab some people. What more do you want?

MORE LATER

I AM THIRSTY

I NEED...... POWERTHIRST!!

OH MAH NOODLES I AM LIEK ELIT3 H4X0R

Ugh, I'm so lazy. I almost didn't even capitalize that I over there. But seriously, I don't want to type. That's why I've been not-posting.

[I started this post, then let it sit like that for a bit, then did something amazing and I have to share right now]

OH MY GOD PASTA

I HAVE GOOD AMAZING NEWS OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

But I have to start the story at the beginning.


My dad locked my Windows account a week or so ago because I was staying up too late. (What are you talking about, Dad? 4 am is early, not late!)  I, being me, flipped out, because I cannot last a single day without internet. So I immediately started setting up the computer next to me, a pitiful thing, with Linux. Also, while looking around my brother's room for wires and things that I needed, I found my mum's old laptop.

It was old. It's like, over 10 years old. It was clunky, heavy, and was running Windows 98. And I immediately made it my goal in life to get it working again.

It's been over 2 weeks since then (I got my computer back, thank goodness, but not before showing off my elite haxor skillz by setting up that other Linux machine in less than a day, installing Ubuntu, connecting it to the internet, and making it a fast, usable desktop machine. (Yes, I am bragging. Leave me alone, I am excited about my AMAZING NEWS.)

Back to the laptop. My brother had deemed it as a lost cause, really, and he's a computer genius. I had been trying and trying to install some sort of linux OS on it. I tried Ubuntu first, which failed miserably. After that, I looked for linux OS's specifically designed for older machines, and came up with a list. I tried Vector Linux, which almost worked but didn't. Then I tried DSL, or Damn Small Linux. That worked better, but still failed. AND THEN I TRIED PUPPY LINUX AND TINKERED WITH IT AND IT WORKED! OH MY GOD! So I ran to rub it in my brother's face.

WOOHOO! I have a working laptop now! Right now I'm going to try and get wireless internet on it, which my brother has deemed impossible. Just you watch me.


I AM SO EXCITED THAT I ACTUALLY AM REALLY A COMPUTER NERD NOW! I mean, sure, I brag about having Linux knowledge, but this was pretty cool.


Hopefully, my next post will be from the laptop.

HISTORY!!

History rocks.


I'm probably only saying this because of my new obsession with Hetalia, but anyway.

[*** BLATANT ADVERTISING ***]


So, my older brother goes to Virginia Tech (bestschoolevercough) and he takes this World Regions class.

And the teacher is FUCKING AMAZING!!!


I'm serious. He's a superhero. Allow me to show off my copypasta skills from his website.

"The Plaid Avenger is an international fighter for freedom. He is a college professor by day, but by night roams the planet to fight international injustices and solve instances of international intrigue. To protect his powers as an ace crime fighter, his true identity must be kept a secret…and the university that serves as his home base/crime lab must never be divulged."
...whoops...

Anyway. He's sort of like a James Bond kind of dude. He writes his own textbook, which is amazing, and has a video blog that he updates with current event news about, well, pretty much everything. He even has his own comic book, for crying out loud!

So, I am totally into current events because of him. If any of my two readers go to Tech, take World Regions. Take it.

http://www.plaidavenger.com/


[*** / BLATANT ADVERTISING ***]

I'm sorry, but I simply had to share the awesomeness. Can't just hog it all to myself, now can I?

[cool post ending here]



I hate Fox.

I reeeallly hate Fox.


The channel, the news, all of it. It sucks.

WHY MUST THEY CANCEL ALL GREAT SHOWS? WHY???

Let's make an incomplete list of all the great shows Fox has cancelled I can think of off the top of my head. (cancelled is misspelled? Wut. I think I've been hanging with England too much. It's the british spelling or something.)

Anyway, list.

Firefly - An immensely popular show that didn't get a chance. So popular, in fact, that Joss Whedon made a movie to finish off his story.

Drive - Cancelled after they played 4 out of the 6 episodes they had already made. Fox? What. The. Fuck. It was such an interesting looking idea, too. Dammit. I'm most miffed about this one. They didn't even show all of the episodes made! You have to watch them online!

Terminator: The Sarah Conor Chronicles - Didn't get into this, but I heard about it and it sounded interesting. And it had Summer Freaking Glau! Stupid Fox.

Wonderfalls - A really weird show. Interesting, though. I'm maybe 3 episodes in. It's quirky, reminds me a lot of Dead Like Me.

Pushing Daisies - Yeah, this was actually ABC, but I loved this show. It was quirky and interesting and had great characters. It was cancelled. Luckily they got a chance to finish the show, but it was rushed and rather poorly done (in my opinion).

You know what? I'm going to rant about every show I liked that was cancelled before its time, not just by Fox. Things like Jake 2.0, Dead Like Me, Kyle XY (never got into it, but it had a decent amount of fans), Reaper (god I love Reaper (though, maybe it's going to be renewed? I hope?)) and lots of others I don't remember. Sigh. I love quirky shows. Too bad those are the ones that go the quickest.


T_T

Ciao~

<3

[I CANNOT WAIT FOR OTAKON! IT WILL BE AMAZING IN EPIC PROPORTIONS!]

(also, I need to limit how many tags I use. I have, like, a million. It's ridiculous. I'll try to use the ones I have already if I can.)

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