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Thursday, 10 June 2010 08:57 pm
eighthphase: (vsxiii//turning point)
So at the Girl Scout meeting, we were talking about creepy stuff. For some of the others, this meant paranormal videos and whatnot. That stuff doesn't really scare me, though; if only because I'm not particularly interested. There were only a couple of things I could actually mention, because there isn't really much that scares me.

The first was Metroid. Specifically, the very first time I played Metroid Prime. So, I've just gotten home after having bought the game. It's 10:30, but that's okay, I've played games much later than that. Of course I turn off all the lights, because that's just how you play games at night, you know? So I'm sitting there, in the dark, playing Metroid. Okay, so this whole abandoned frigate thing is a little weird. It's very... quiet. And the music is a little bit creepy, but it's Metroid, so that's to be expected. There's nothing to shoot at - well, at least that means nothing's shooting at me, right? So I'm going through, and I'm going through, and... space pirate corpses. Well, they're already dead, that's okay. So I'm scanning them, and they mostly died of... not pleasant causes. But that's okay, I'm Samus, that's totally fine. And then there's this one sitting in the corner, looking just as dead as all the others. Okay, so it's another space pirate corpse.

THEN IT STARTS SHOOTING AT ME no lie I screamed a little. I suck ass at that game, so I'm just glad I haven't gotten to the "O hai there metroids, you're all chillin in glass tubes, that's totes fine with me, I'll just pass through." and then when you have to go back through the room and it's all dark and OMG THE METROIDS ARE ALL FREE and okay, I think I got them all that's coo-OMGOMGOMG IT'S BEHIND ME OMG WHERE IS IT OMG GET IT OFF GET IT OFF GET IT OFF OMG

The second thing was the weeping angels, from Doctor Who. Which... at first I didn't think they were all that creepy. Like in Blink, I didn't think they were that creepy; mostly because I wasn't really thinking about them. Then when they returned in S5, yeah, then they started getting creepy. And then I remembered that one statue at the cemetery we pass by all the time... the weeping angel statue. Yeah, that's not creepy in the slightest. Especially the last time we drove by, when mum was all "Wave to the angel~!" except... there was no angel. Which was like... nnnnngh. And then I just realised - of course it's gone, because all the angels fell through the crack in the universe.

Which, when you think about it, gets really creepy because that means that the whole time it was waiting for people to stop looking at it so that it could eat someone's face off. (Not really. They actually snap your neck.)

But yeah. With that cheery thought, I'm going to work on my Great Gatsby assignment some more. ♥

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Thursday, 10 June 2010 03:29 pm
eighthphase: (slytherclaw//and that's how you write an)
Today when I went to pick up my research paper, so that I could actually, you know, revise it, I learned that it has apparently vanished off the face of the earth. The combined powers of SantiWall have absolutely no idea what happened to it; Santillan told me to email it to her and she would read over it tonight. Which... okay, I actually saw this coming, because on Monday when I asked about it (after Waller told me she didn't have my paper, so ask Santillan) Santillan wasn't actually sure where it was. I rather think that the God of Research Papers mistook it for an offering, much like the God of Art did to my ruler (and most of my erasers, and every pencil sharpener I've ever owned, among other things).

Santillan also said that she wasn't entirely certain that my paper would need that much revising, because I'm a strong writer. I already know that, but it's nice to be told every now and then, especially since I've never really talked over any of my writing with Santillan. Regardless, I'm looking forward to her suggestions. I was actually kind of looking forward to a paper copy with red pen marks everywhere, but I'll take what I can get, I guess. (I don't like seeing red marks on my maths tests; I love seeing them on my essay drafts. Mostly because red marks mean that I can improve, which I am all about when it comes to writing.)

I have fifty-three questions left to answer about The Great Gatsby, and I think I might end up typing out what I already have and then just typing the rest, because I really don't feel like writing it all out by hand. /: (I've also had the questions for a week, so of course I wait until the day before they're due to do them.) I don't think I'm going to finish reading it, but I liked what I did read. I also think I'm one of the few people who didn't get a book in which some previous asshole owner had written ending spoilers on the inside cover... not that it matters, because the first thing I did after reading the first section was spoil the ending for myself, lol.

Some lazy fun stuff, and then English homework, I think. When I get back from GS tonight, maybe Santillan will have finished with my essay.

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010 06:13 am
eighthphase: (slytherclaw//and that's how you write an)
Half an hour and twenty-four windows later, I'm not entirely certain that I won't end up throwing up sometime before I leave. /:

Presentations are, quite possibly, the bane of my existence. People who think they know me, "Oh wow, she's so good, she's not even nervous at all!" People who actually know me know that it's exactly the opposite. I've gotten better about it, but I really do get so nervous before a presentation, especially a major one like this. Usually, my hands are shaking the entire time; I doubt this will be any different. (My voice usually doesn't shake, though. Except for that one time in French class when it did.) Sometimes it doesn't hit me right away, usually because I'm in denial; this time, I'm not so lucky. /hands shaking

The only real reason why I can manage to get through things like this is to pretend that it totally doesn't matter, like, in any way. If I don't take it seriously, it's easier to do. I'm also basically putting on an act, whether I know my lines or not (in this case it's more like not; I know my lines for the skit and my slides have an outline of what I'm going to say, but there are still a lot of things I have to remember. Like about how the Magical Queer character type applies, basically, to all minorities, and to mention Bury Your Gays, and that All Bis Are Promiscuous applies to gays, too, and... yeah, okay, stop spazzing, self.)

I've got some Metroid Metal on pretty loud in an attempt to psych myself up. I don't think it's really working /: Maybe if I find some really awesome video on Youtube or something /coughI'mOnAShipcough

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Monday, 7 June 2010 09:24 pm
eighthphase: (jade//kid!sigh)
And then everything seemed to turn out okay, though I won't really be able to relax until after the presentation. I know what I'm doing, at least, and I know that I can do it. It's the others that I'm a little worried about. I have like four lines, some narration, and part of a gag ("He's an amazing, caring individual!" "Like a boss." "He's determined, compassionate, intelligent!" "Like a boss." Guess which part I am.), as well as two slides that basically amount to explaining tropes. (No, really; I even used trope names off TV Tropes.)

Also, the List of Things I Will Never Draw Again now includes castles, because eleven chimneys and eighty-five windows. I still have twenty-four of them left to do. I'll do them in the morning. If I actually get up when I'm supposed to, it should be fine.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried about either presentation; it's true that I'm not worried about the French one, but I am worried about the AP one. We never did get to run through the entire thing; when I left, the powerpoint wasn't even entirely finished. (Of course, my part was, so...) Our skit is about five or six minutes long, and the powerpoint is... kind of long, so it should be able to take up the time we need it to (plus there are videos, and Neeth has a posterboard of... some kind of statistics, I don't really know what). My concern is that we'll end up running over our allotted time... not that we can actually run over, since we get cut off at twenty-five  minutes no matter what, but getting cut off before we're finished would kind of suck.

Also, I ate the most amazing asiago cheese bagel earlier today. It was amazing and delicious. Amazingly delicious, even.

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Monday, 7 June 2010 01:30 pm
eighthphase: (zexion//it was you that I despised)
Today I came to the realisation that I don't care what Neeth wants me to do with my portion of our project, because it's not hers. It's not her material and she's not presenting it; I am. So I'm going to do what I want to do, and not worry about what she wants me to do.

It would have been nice if it hadn't taken her pissing me off so much that I had to just leave the room so I wouldn't make a scene to realise this, much less if today weren't the day before our presentation, but I guess I'll take what I can get. Maybe I cry when I'm really angry because it's my body's way of making my mind realise that, whatever it is, it is so not worth the drama and the stress. Of course, I'd like it better if I had some other way of realising that, because crying sucks and I don't like doing it, but I guess it just can't be helped. I've calmed down a lot since this morning, at least, and being at home for a few hours before having to deal with Neeth again should help, too.

I'm pretty sure she spent brunch whining at Santillan about me (well, it helps that I was in the room at the time) but I don't even care at this point. If she tries to passive-aggressively whine at me like before, she's going to be totally screwed, because however negatively she thinks I've been acting toward her, I've been polite so far. If she pisses me off again, that's going to change.

(Most of the time I think that horoscopes have my personality totally wrong, but then things like this happen and I really do start acting like a stereotypical Aries.)

Anyway, twenty minutes for slides, and then forty minutes on castle drawing, because I really do need to finish that. It looks relatively decent so far, but I need to put in a lot more detail, and I'm going to try to shade it, a little bit.

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Saturday, 29 May 2010 11:31 am
eighthphase: (jade//kid!sigh)
I really dislike people who bitch about you being indecisive, then force you to make a decision, then bitch about the decision you made under pressure (because it's not the one they wanted you to make). Like just now, when my brother's all "Are you coming to dad's with me are you coming to dad's with me" and I tell him, "I don't know, I have to take a shower before I do anything," and he replies, "Don't lag, I have to go," so I tell him, "Fine, then just go without me," and then he started complaining. If he'd just waited ten minutes for me to take a damn shower, I'd have gone with him, but noooo, we can't have that.

I also really dislike stupid people who act like they're such hot shit, when in reality they're complete and utter dumbasses and the world would very much like it if they'd just stfu. They tend to be the same people who manage to talk for ten minutes straight without actually saying anything, are always, "Why do you have to make everything an argument?" when you correct them and also always have to get in the last word. Mostly I dislike people like that because they're really annoying, but also because they bring out my inner deadpan snarker and I have to make an effort to not respond to anything they say. (Like the kid who sits next to me in French class. Seriously, someone needs to just duct tape his mouth shut or something.)

I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow! My group's going to interview people for an intro video for our presentation. (The one that we really need to work on, because presentations start on the eighth and we... have not started. Like, at all.) And then I'm going out there again on Wednesday, for an AP field trip. I'm looking forward to both, but of course the first one's causing drama, or more accurately, dad's causing drama because of it. I'm not even going to elaborate; thinking about it's pissing me off.

In cheerier news, I finally got La Tale working again! So I've been grinding a bit; right now it's mostly for cash so I can buy something from the fancy shop (the cheapest item in the two that I can access is 100k), but also for levels, I guess; it's just that when I grind for levels it's really slow going, because my attack and defence are pretty low (since I'm playing a wizard) so I can't grind in level-appropriate areas without dying or using up a bunch of healing items. I get decent XP from quests, though, so it's not all bad. It... would probably also help if I weren't soloing, lol. I'm too antisocial to form a party, anyway /:

I think I'm going to go back to grinding until I figure out just wtf is going on today. |:

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Monday, 17 May 2010 03:42 pm
eighthphase: (ravenclaw//grammar is srsbsns)
I think the hardest part of writing this paper is the lack of support. I can't ask my group for help, because I've already tried and all I got was "I think I BSed most of it. And repeated myself a lot, too." which is supremely unhelpful. And I can't ask my friends for help, because they're all writing about completely different topics. (Actually, I guess I should say wrote, since the full paper was due today. Have I mentioned I'm still on page two?) And I can't ask mum for help, because she's on the complete opposite side of my argument, so asking her for help would be counterintuitive. (Yes, Firefox, I spelled counterintuitive properly.)

Actually, it's not so much the lack of support as the lack of ideas. Except that normally, if I needed help with that, I would ask someone. Except I can't actually ask anybody.

...of course, if I don't get this done, mum will brutally murder me, so I guess I'd better suck it up and just try asking the group again. And, you know, hope I get an answer from someone. And in the meantime, I'll try throwing words at the page and hope they stick, because I already spent most of the day reading slash and looking at 4chan and the resulting plotbunnies are not helping.

(It's like when you're looking something, and you can find everything you've been looking for except for what you're actually looking for. Oh, sure, I've got a muse hitting me right now, it's just for everything except for what I'm actually supposed to be writing.)

And the unusefulness rears its ugly head! Kathleen replies, "gayrights.change.org has everything." Since my question was, "What are some of the topics you covered in your paper?" I feel rather justified in firmly believing that her answer is most definitely not an answer. B| At least mum can admit she's totally not helpful. (And I can't even reply, because Kathleen texted me back on somebody else's phone and I like Liz enough to not want to spam her with texts for Kathleen.)

...maybe the ever-enduring Fragrance of Dark Coffee will help me come up with something that isn't just regurgitating a bunch of news/blog posts.

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 06:32 am
eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
Test today \o/ And another like 8 degree change in temperature. /: I don't like it when the weather does that, my allergies are always worse when it does. Then again... they weren't so bad yesterday, so I think I'll be okay. And if I wash out my thermos and brew some extra-strong mint tea to take with me, that should help, too. And we might have a sub in AVID again today, which means we can't do binder checks, so I might not have to stay at school all day! Which would be very nice, though... it's not actually that bad. I'm starting to get over it.

Mint tea (not herbal tea, black tea + mint; I'd be more specific but that's all it says on the box) and honey go very well together. The honey taste mixes with the mint taste to make a delicious taste. ♥

La Tale seems pretty cool, too! It really is just like Maple Story (at least, from what I remember of my five minutes of playing Maple Story) but I can actually stand to play it. Level six already~ I can punch wolves in the face now, it's pretty awesome. (Actually I'm whacking them with a staff, and they're 'wild dogs,' not wolves, but still.) It's a little iffy, though. I can't seem to get to the next town, though I know where it is. At least, I think I know where it is. The NPC who told me said it was beyond the forest, but she neglected to mention that there's an ancient forest after the forest. I could barely get through the first forest ¬_¬; So I'm thinking I want to get to around level fifteen before I try doing anything amazingly risky.

It's strange; the character menu said that wizard characters were trickier for new players because of their low... something. Probably strength in regards to defence, or something like that; I don't remember. But it doesn't seem that hard at all. Maybe it's just because I've played stupidly difficult RPGs with major grind required before (/cough Phantasy Star /cough) so I better understand resources like HP and healing items and how far those things go, so I can apply that to any game I'm playing. Or maybe the game just isn't that hard, lol.

On the news there was just a story about a new tactic hotel workers are using in their picketing. One union drew attention to their protest by dancing in the lobby to the accompaniment of a brass band. Those hotel workers are awesome and they should feel awesome.

I'm out of tea and I still have like half an hour before I need to really start getting ready, since I don't want to sit around at school for half an hour by myself. I'll have to make more tea.

edit: Also, though this is kind of old news, there is a rogue satellite out in space. It no longer takes orders from its controllers on Earth, but it's still fully functioning and can, in fact, steal signals from other satellites. This satellite used to carry the SyFy Channel. I'm lolling at the irony.

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:53 pm
eighthphase: (trek//i'm on a ship)
So, I think I'm going to epic fail the maths part of state testing this year for reasons almost entirely out of my control. I mean, I'm doing the best I can, but I realised I was so totally screwed when I opened up the booklet, looked at the first question, and realised I had absolutely no idea how to solve it.

In other news, I love this song to pieces, even though it makes me cry almost every time I hear it. (Which makes for awkward times in French class, since this is quite possibly the only not hip-hop song we've ever listened to.) I thought I got over it, for the most part, but then I noticed the English lyrics and totally lost it again. I don't know what it is about it that does it.

...ahahaha, some idiot's bitching about the way mum plays her ~*~Facebook game~*~ with all kinds of foul language and rudeness and pettiness and whatnot, like some total scrub. Mum's complaining to me about it. It's awesome. And by awesome I mean distracting, so it's cool. (I love internet stuff like this. Must be why I read sf_d all the time, lol.)

In other news, I've got a couple pages of trig homework to do and an act and a half of The Crucible left to read. Blaaargh... (Actually, it's not that bad. Like, at all. The trig is really easy and at least The Crucible isn't The Grapes of Wrath...)

And~! I'm almost finished with mum's gift. The face is giving me the hardest time... right now it looks less like Joe Flanigan and more like a cross between Balthier and Jensen Ackles. orz I'm not sure where I've gone wrong; I'll have to ask Melissa and Kristen and Amanda what's wrong with it again. \: I fixed the eyes and made the face wider, but it still looks off. Mostly today I was working on the background, haha. The Stargate finally looks (mostly) right! :D I'm going to have so much time tomorrow, since the tests are science parts one and two and maths part two, and I'm not taking a science test this year (since I didn't have a science class this year). Oh, and maybe I can ask Sonja during first block tomorrow, too.

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Sunday, 18 April 2010 03:39 pm
eighthphase: (jade//kid!sigh)
Ten chapters into The Grapes of Wrath - that's like a third of the way through, I think. I am so not reading any more of that right now; it's got me in this weird mood and I don't like it. At least there aren't any IDs due tomorrow; maybe I can do some of the others tonight or something. Or maybe I'll just read more. I don't really know yet. There's a Girl Scout meeting and I have no idea what to expect from that, but I probably won't be in the mood to work at all.

I've noticed that I read novels for school differently than I read novels for fun. If I'm reading something because I want to, then I get into it. I pay attention; I notice things. But if I'm reading something because I have to read it, then I just read it. I recognise the words and I know what's going on, but I'm thinking about other things the entire time. Mostly I was thinking about Mao and how her character is evolving; some of the traits she's ending up with would probably be better suited for Momoko, but Momo's not the right character for it; Mao is.

I don't even know what I'm thinking any more, not right now. I think I need some human interaction or something. No, that's not right either; what I really need is some trig class. /: Nothing like boring review problems that you don't even need to bring some normality back.

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Sunday, 11 April 2010 09:18 pm
eighthphase: (Default)
Today, as usual, I spent procrastinating working. (I actually got a little bit of work done, but not very much.) Most of the procrastination time was spent reading Cardcaptor Sakura~ I love that manga, it's so cute. Also Cardcaptors was one of my first anime... um, even though the English dub was pretty bad. (Though, I'm watching some of it now, and it's not actually that bad. I mean, I will never forgive whatever company did it for what they did to the names, but the actual voice acting isn't that bad.) I actually like some of those voices better than in The Sealed Card (Michael McConnohie as Fujitaka? That sounds kind of weird. Kirk Thornton as Touya? Yeah, no.), but most of those are pretty decent, too. It's an excellent cast, even if it doesn't sound all that great ^_^; Well, it's not that bad. I mean, Johnny Bosch did Eriol~ So obviously that's okay.

I had something else to post about, some kind of really deep discussion-type thing, but I forgot most of it, and I think if I tried rewording what I remember now it would just be... weird. /: I can say that I really haven't made progress on my paper, and I doubt I'm going to have it done by tomorrow (even though I had all break to work on it... oops). It's proving really difficult to write, and I don't like that. There are ideas in my head, but I can't make them come out the way I want them to, and it's really annoying me. Writing isn't supposed to be hard for me. I guess it's... I know what the big picture is supposed to look like, but when it comes to the details, I can't get them down. Which is what plagues my normal writing, not my essays. Then again, most of my essays are 'this is bs this is bs this is bs' but I feel like I can't do that with this one. This one feels too important to just bs my way through. ...plus I've never faked my way through seven pages, let alone fifteen...

Maybe I'll try again in the morning. If I get up a little earlier, I might even be able to finish it. It's not like I've never written essays that near the due date, anyway... and I did five pages in an hour once, that wasn't that hard, and I only have to write six now. (I've got one page done, anyway...) I'm still way behind on the reading and the IDs but... I should be able to catch up on those easily enough, I think hope think.

...mmm, Clow Reed-centric fic. I think I might just have to find more~ :D Or maybe Eriol this time, since I read all that Clow-centric fic this morning. While procrastinating. .///.;

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Tuesday, 23 March 2010 05:10 pm
eighthphase: (jade//kid!sigh)
I really want to go see Star Trek: THE EXHIBITION at the Tech Museum. It closes on April 11 x: Maybe for my birthday. I think if I do get to go, I might just cry a little bit. Because I'll be walking through history. I'll be right in the middle of over 40 years of space and dreams. And it'll be amazing. (Okay, so I cried a little when I watched the bonus behind-the-scenes on Star Trek XI where the actors were all talking about how honoured they felt to be working on Star Trek and to be working with Nimoy, and where Nimoy talked about how honoured he felt that they asked him to reprise his role as Spock, and how amazing it was that Star Trek had lasted for so long and... yeah, I cried.)

Also, I forget if I've said this already, but I'll say it anyway. The other day (like two weeks ago, at this point) I was talking about FFXIII, and Margaret was all, "You know, I really don't like the new Final Fantasies." I asked why, and I got the worst excuse I've ever heard for disliking a video game: "There are guns in it now!" No lie, I actually "..."ed. I actually had no idea what to say. I mean - there have been guns in FF since at least VII, if not earlier (Tactics doesn't count, since it came out the same year as VII, and I'm pretty sure VI didn't but I can't be too sure, because that's the one I'm least familiar with. Well, that one and V.)

It's almost like there's this huge gap between VI and VII. In a way, there is - it's 2D v 3D. What works in 2D does not work in 3D, and what works in 3D does not work in 2D. But it feels like even the stories are completely different - even moreso than Final Fantasy stories usually are.

Or maybe it's just all in my head. I don't really know.

I'm not sure if I'm going out to dad's tonight or not. I don't actually want to, but if I don't then I'm stuck at home reading The Grapes of Wrath. Now, I know, I know - The Grapes of Wrath is apparently an amazing book. Everybody I've heard talk about it loves it to pieces. Even Sam likes it, and, as Sam has impeccable taste, I usually trust his judgement. I haven't even started reading it, and I am most certainly not looking forward to it. It's not because I've heard bad things about it. No, it's because it's Steinbeck.

I have not had pleasant experiences with Steinbeck, though my only real experience with Steinbeck is The Pearl. And I hated The Pearl. (Mind, it may not have been so bad if Mrs Haynes hadn't been my English teacher, but that's a different discussion altogether.) I didn't have to read Of Mice and Men in freshman year, and I'm not complaining. Other people are complaining, because "omg you're so luckyyyyy" so I don't think I missed anything important. Of course, I may have actually liked it, had I been required to read it; more importantly, I may be less reluctant to read this one now. But whatever; can't change the past, and I'm not too keen to, either.

Also, today there was an AP Naptime. There were five minutes in APUSH today where two-third of the class had their heads down on the desk. It was amazing, and those were probably the five most refreshing minutes of not-sleep I've had in quite a while.

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Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:57 pm
eighthphase: (ryoji//uncontrollable joy)
Things I have done today:

 - IDs. Granted, only chapter twenty-three, and only the first eight (well, those are the ones due tomorrow...), but I mean, come on! World War I! That's awesome! And I can always catch up over the weekend.
 - Learned that there is, in fact, an immortal creature on this earth. That is so cool.
 - Bought the newest Vampire Diaries book, The Return: Shadow Souls. I cannot wait to start reading! :DDDD
 - Learned that .hack//LINK is out in Japan already. CC2, Bamco, you guys better announce that it hits America soon, or I might just die. Die. from disappointment.
 - Both lost and found my Pokéwalker. Yeah, all in one day. I wonder if I can catch a Nidoran♀
 - Taken painkillers for cramps without eating. So I didn't have wicked bad cramps, except I had wicked bad stomach cramps. ...yeah. Great idea, self.
 - Written an essay about the wonders of homework in ~35 minutes. APE essay-writing skillz, you are awesome.

Today has been a pretty good day and I feel pretty good. Tomorrow I need to get a meeting with Waller about my group's thesis, so I can figure out how to fix it so we don't fail miserably. Essays are ~70% of our English grade now, and this is not just any essay, but the final project (along with, uh, the presentation. The 25 minute presentation with "limited" PowerPoint. Yeah, that should be fun.) Admittedly, our thesis is pretty short, but that's what happens when you don't know how to write a thesis for a stupidly long (15-20 page) paper and when you have to tailor everything about your paper to fit your research, instead of the other way around. I know the thesis needs to be longer, but I don't know how to make it longer. So I have to ask. I feel bad about it, because I feel like I should already know this, but at the same time, I know that it's okay to ask for help if you need help. And I - well, we, really, but since I'm the one who basically wrote the thesis, and, uh, is in possession of the thesis - need help.

Oh, also! In Paradisa, Joshua got himself killed. Now,I love Josh. He's probably my favourite character in TWEWY. But this is arguably the best. plot. ever, because Joshua is an asshole and needs to learn things like limitations and consequences. Also, I think something like half the castle is going to celebrate his death, which is hilarious.

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Monday, 15 February 2010 11:47 am
eighthphase: (ravenclaw//grammar is srsbsns)
Finished the fifteen chapters of Huck Finn I had to read; took like an hour and a half. I wasn't taking notes, though I think I should have been... oops. /: I'll either remember enough to pass the quiz or I won't, I'm not too concerned.

And then I remembered more homework I had to do! |: It's just vocab sentences, so that's not all that bad. I wonder if I should theme these like I did last year, and then what kind of theme I should use if I do. Maybe Metroid. I had a lot of Metroid examples in the APE IDs, after all.

I feel like I should be updating like Twitter or something instead of LJ. |: But then I post a lot when I have nothing to do all day but homework, so... And then I have to sync my Twitter account with my new phone number anyway, so... yeah. (I don't think that had a point.)

Off to not do history IDs! :D

edit: They're all video game related. There are like three Metroid ones, though. (:

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:49 am
eighthphase: (ryoji//uncontrollable joy)
FLYING VOLDIE SNAKE MAN IS FINISHED. He looks really cool ;___; Hopefully I'll get him back tomorrow, so that I don't have to bug Mr Engle about it after the new term starts. That would be annoying. I mean, I already have to go back once May starts in order to get the art he's holding hostage for the district art show. (Yeah, yeah, I know I should be happy that he thinks my art is good enough to go on display at the district office. I'd just... like to have it back. |: The last time I had art go to the district office, I never got to see it again because someone threw it in the trash.)

I got 93% on my English "final" (it's more of a midterm, but it's at the end of the term, but it's only on the IDs and... yeah, it's confusing). I've been trying not to volunteer that information, as I don't want to be seen as bragging. Then people ask, won't take no for an answer, and get pissed off when I tell them what I got. It's like, dude, you asked.

I'm probably going to pre-order Dante's Inferno today; I didn't get to do it yesterday because I had to go to dad's, and anyway I took some Benadryl when I got home and slept for like half the evening. ): BBQ chicken and mac'n'cheese was totes worth it, though.

HeartGold and SoulSilver are getting packaged with the Pokéwalker! So super excited. I've been wanting a pedometer. My iPod is supposed to function as one but I can't get it to work. So instead I'll have a Tamagotchi/pedometer cross! :D /excited

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Monday, 11 January 2010 06:16 pm
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Totes meant to make this post earlier, then I got sucked in by FF12 again. I beat Ghis! :D! I was stuck on him the last time I played through, then this time I used like 4 Quickenings and killed him in less than a minute. /overkill

I've got a Birth By Sleep theory. (Another one, anyway.) I think Terra is the Xehanort we're all familiar with, or will end up becoming him. Unlike my last theory, this one actually kind of makes sense! (Well, if you think 'his hair looks kinda like Xehanort's and his eyes turn orange at one point during the opening cutscene' makes it make sense, anyway...) But I'm not going to find out if I'm right or not until I actually play the game because I am VERY DECIDEDLY NOT SPOILING MYSELF. I did that with Folklore and I'm still pissed at myself for it orz So it's not happening this time. (While I'm on the subject... not spoiling FF13, either! Not happening!)

One more go at downloading the opening cutscene for my iPod and then I'm moving on to English homework. It's only ten ids, it should be easy! ...until I start working on the project, anyway. |:

/wants BBS icons orz

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009 11:37 am
eighthphase: (joshua//pulling the trigger all wrong)
I think I'm mostly finished with that project in art. It's looking mighty impressive thus far. :D

Loooooads of history homework to do. 23 IDs (four of them are analysis only, which... is not as cool as people make it out to be) and the second paragraph of the essay that we aren't writing (except for the part where we are).

When I got up this morning to finish my English IDs, Google informed me that it was -2 degrees out. My knowledge of degrees Celcius is weak (20 is nice, 0 is ice, 30 is hot, 10 is not, and anything under 0 is below 32F) but that's about 28 degrees Fahrenheit. I don't know if I should be glad that I live somewhere I can complain that it's freezing when it's 28 degrees, or if I shouldn't complain because there are places where I would be glad it was 28 degrees.

Nonetheless, I wore my gloves today and got into Waller's classroom as soon as I possibly could. It is ungodlywarm in Waller's classroom. I actually had to take off my jackets after a few minutes in there.

Speaking of English class, we got our very first ever essays back. They were graded on the AP scale (though apparently Waller grades harder than the people grading the actual AP test do, which is a good thing) and I got a 6 or 7. (No, really. It said 6/7. As in six, or maybe seven. Or maybe six.) That's passing, and apparently not many people in the class usually manage that on the first try, so I...should be happy, shouldn't I? I still want to improve, because I know I can do better than a six or a seven, but I don't really want to talk to Waller about it because I feel like I don't have as much of a right to do that as the students who got worse essay scores than I did do. It's weird, and I know that really, I have the same right to talk over my essay as everyone else, I just... feel weird about it, like I'm depriving the opportunity from someone who "needs" it more than I do.

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