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  • Reading: Jane Eyre
  • Watching: The Cove
  • Drinking: Water
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  • Listening to: Kusten Leber by Strauss
  • Reading: Beloved
  • Drinking: Water
Hogwarts house quiz.

GRYFFINDOR:
[X]You've never done illegal drugs.
[ ]You have a lot of friends
[ ]You get along with everyone
[ ]You haven't made fun of someone for at least two months
[X]You love soccer
[ ]You love baseball
[X]You're into writing and art
[X]Favorite music genre is pop rock
[X]You believe in "innocent until proven guilty" theory
[X]One of your favourite colours is red or gold
[X]Good grades at school
[ ]One of the worst things you can do is lie
[X]You plan on going to college/university

TOTAL: 8

HUFFLEPUFF:
[X]You're content with mostly everything in your life right now.
[X]You laugh a lot.
[ ]You like to follow trends.
[X]Politics suck.
[X]You love to swim
[ ]Water polo is awesome
[ ]Pink is one of your favorite colors
[ ]Black is morbid & depressing
[X]You're an optimist.
[ ]You're completely straight edged.
[X]You're very emotional
[ ]Rap, R&B, & hip-hop is your favorite music genre
[ ]You don't believe in going steady at a young age.
[X]You've made fun of at least one person this week.

TOTAL: 7

RAVENCLAW:
[X]You're depressed to a certain extent.
[X]You love to read.
[X]You appreciate theatre & arts.
[X]Sports suck.
[X]You're shy.
[X]Loyalty is the MOST important thing in a relationship.
[X]Hate is completely unneeded.
[ ]Indie is your favorite genre of music.
[X]Every once in awhile you have little anger outbursts.
[X]Lying is sometimes okay
[ ]Blue is one of your favorite colors.
[ ]Serious is better than funny.

TOTAL: 9

SLYTHERIN:
[X]There's at least one person you hate.
[ ]Basketball is a good sport.
[ ]Football is amazing.
[X]Black is a cool color.
[X]You've lied about something serious.
[X]You're a very deep person.
[X]You have considered suicide.
[X]Very loyal.
[X]You like metal.
[ ]They make school seem more important than it is.
[X]You're scared to grow up.
[ ]You've done drugs in the past month
[ ]Anger is one of your primary feelings.
[X]You have trust issues.
[ ]Guilty until proven innocent.

TOTAL: 9
  • Listening to: 867-5309/Jenny
  • Reading: Mason & Dixon
  • Drinking: Izzie
I do  need more ways to procrastinate :D

1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.
My favorite would have to be between The Not So Dearly Departed, just because I love the way it's going so far. I have to do a complete re-write, though XD I fu-cocked a bunch of things up with it, so I have to fix that.

2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
I have quite a few characters, more than I'd like to count. And I prefer writing females, just because that's the gender I'm most comfortable with. But I have been thinking about writing more guys, just because I know the ratio is so skewed.

3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?
It depends on what I'm writing for. In The Not So Dearly Departed, I used a baby book for some names, and others just popped into my head. But those are "normal" names. For one of the WIPS I have going, I just combine sounds I like and write down the phonetic version. It all depends :D

4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
No. That story will never again be mentioned. There is only one blasted copy of it, and I plan to keep it that way.

5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about "youngest"?
My youngest character? At one point, I had a pair of newborn twins I wrote with, but that story kind of faded. As it is, I think it's Fred. She's 16. Maturity wise? Probably my Phoenix character. She never really gets a chance to mature because she keeps getting killed XD That will change soon, but I haven't gotten too far past her rebirth scene.

6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?
I love writing anywhere with a booky/academic feeling. Barnes and Noble (I know, cliche, leave me alone--I love the white mochas) and also at school. Though anywhere at school, it's pretty much limited to the library and the TSU because that's where the outlets are. Oh! Best place, though: fourth or fifth floor of the library. That's where all the books are, and despite how creepy it is, that's where I feel comfortable? (That doesn't even make sense to me, but I'm not about the question it.)

7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
I do, but mostly to drown everything else out. I like the music, and sometime, depending on the song, the story will change a little. I love when that happens (especially if I'm listening to Pandora because it's not always songs I know) because then it gives the story more spontaneity. And life isn't a playlist, it's flipping through the radio, never knowing what mood's about to hit you ;D

8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?
Urban fantasy, but that's mainly because it's also my favorite genre to read. I've been getting into fantasy more, though. Mostly because these ideas in my head require a blank slate, and New York, LA, and suburbia are not blank slates.

9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
They just kind of pop into my head. I'll see something happen, think about how I would react, then how someone else would react, and it just develops from there. It's like meeting someone in an awkward situation and then getting to know them from there.

10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
It would probably have to be Alice, just because that's her life. She was driving home from getting dinner with her mom, and her ghost friend/guide/father figure was chatting up a ghost from the seventies who died in a towel. So Reb (the first ghost) is trying to get laid, and the poor other ghost with the towel is just confused and a little turned on, and Alice's mom has no idea what's going on, and Alice is trying to keep a straight face despite Towel-ghost's inability to sit with his legs together.

11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
My favorite character to write is Gregory Thomas. He's just so evil and wonderful and sadistic and....
Well, that's that. My least favorite? Probably Fred's parents. She's adopted and her parents are Asian, based on a friend of mine's parents, and I hate writing them because I know how racist it seems, but that's just how her parent's act. I'm just crazy.

12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of world building?
My post apocalyptic one. The geography gave me some issues, but I figured it out ;D

13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
I like my Phoenix culture. It's so bubbly and fun, and then you get out of the town's parameters and BAM! You're attacked. I love how that thin line of safety mimics so much of real life.

14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
I draw maps. Or explain them in relation to things I know. I don't have any to show, but trust me, it wouldn't make sense. Having one place labeled "Foresty, lives in Cassie's house circa. 5th grade" will make sense to very, very few people.

15. Mid way question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
Richelle Meade :D
I'm a little in love with her. She's crazy-smart, funny, and knows how to blend the fun, the serious, and the ridiculous in her stories to make them perfect.

16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how "far" are you willing to go in your writing?
It depends. I have yet to have a serious romantic relationship develop in anything, and if they did, I don't know if I would go into detail about their... "Encounters" :) . Sometimes characters need their privacy. However, the darker side of love, like what Gregory has for Alice? I love writing stuff like that. I love the dark side of the human psyche.

17. Favorite protagonist and why!
Fred. She's technically not the protagonist, but she's still my favorite.

18. Favorite antagonist and why!
Gregory Thomas. No question. Also, if I go into why, I might get put on some kind of list.

19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why!
One of the characters in Phoenix, but I haven't settled on his name. He's just so fun, and he thinks that he's the hero, but he isn't. Kind of. Yet. -ish.

20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
Fred and Alice. I love the way they play off each other. It reminds me of a friend and mine's interactions :D

21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
Not yet. I might get someone pregnant eventually, but not yet.

22. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
Finish a story? What's that?
>.>'

23. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What's the most interesting way you've killed someone?
One of my stories ends with the death of one of the main characters (I haven't written it yet, but it'll happen). The more I write, though, the less I want to kill him. I know I have to, though, so I will. But it'll be pretty depressing. The most interesting death? Probably death by tripping. My poor little Phoenix. I kill her too much.

24. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
One of the versions of Alice had a ferret. I think I might bring him back in the rewrite.

25. Let's talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post -your favorite picture of him!
I do draw them a lot, but posting pictures would take up a long time, so no.

26. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.
Honestly, I just pick random people out of the crowd and assign them a character. If I need to, I'll change eye color, but that's about it. Except Fred. I wanted a red-head with freckles, so I designed Fred based on that. I love her :D

27. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there's nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.
Yes. One of my characters in the post-apocalyptic story is a paranoid schizophrenic, made worse by telepathy. But other than that, there aren't any major issues. I might  change that though, in a rewrite, though. Mental illness are so often forgotten, spotlighting them is important. Awareness is crucial.

28. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
:iconvincerus: ! I don't know if he uses deviantArt anymore, but if you do! TAG!
  • Listening to: The TV
  • Reading: Locked Room, A Portrait of Dorian Gray
(Stolen shamelessly from :iconcullenwaylandblack: )

As I write this, the Red Cross estimates that Pakistan’s flood victims (over 20 million people affected) could be displaced from their homes for as long as 6 months. The United Nations says that this is the most complex disaster they have ever faced; the casualties, damages to the infrastructure, and risk of child death from waterborne illness are enormous. Through all of this, Pakistan is getting relatively little attention compared to other natural disasters, which makes me really sad. I want to help, if only a little bit, and I don’t know if this will work but here goes.
If you donate at least $5 to the Pakistan Relief Effort through Red Cross / UNICEF / Oxfam / other trustworthy NGOs, you receive a free sketch from me. Here's how it works:
- you donate on an aid organization's website (links to NGOs are at the bottom)
- email the receipt to me (cullenwaylandblack@gmail.com; please include your DA username) as a screen cap with the subject "PAKISTAN",
- I will draw you a free sketch/piece of art of your choosing (OC/fanart/dolphins/whatever) depending on the amount you gave. this can be from any fandom you want.
AID ORGANIZATIONS: UNICEF | Red Cross | Oxfam
It's not much, but it's what I can do. So if you can afford it, please give.
I know money is tight for a lot of people, but if you're an artist who can and would be willing to participate, drop :iconaurumestpotestas: a line to get involved in this effort. If you don't want to draw/donate, please spread the word in your journal--every bit helps.
Thanks for reading <3
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i will do as many drawings as i am asked to do...not putting a limit on this; because THIS images.theage.com.au/2010/09/0… is what we're dealing with. there are children and people who need help. i know money is tight. but please, please do this.
remember,email the receipt to me (sierratavasolian@csu.fullerton.edu; please include your DA username) as a screen cap with the subject "PAKISTAN".
i will do a plain black and white sketch for $5.
i will do a colored sketch for $6-9.
if you do $10 or more i will draw you 2 sketches COLORED. for every five dollars more, you will get another drawing. ($5=1. $10=2)
please note me if you have any questions!
also here are (some) of the artists who are donating!
:iconirrel: :iconavatarded99: :iconarch-nsha: :iconjessiphia: :iconskyportcafe: :iconphinnimonster: :icongreenifyme:
if you don't want art from me, see if you want some art from them! the full lists of artists will be at :iconaurumestpotestas: go take a look!
so go for it guys!

EDIT!!!!!! Please comment on this journal to let me know if you are e-mailing me. Just so I can keep track, and check my spam mail, just in case!
  • Listening to: Kevin, our bird
  • Reading: Perchance to Dream
  • Watching: Danny Phantom
  • Playing: Yoshi's Island
Tamaki [Princely Type]

[ ] You are French
[ ] You're a very romantic person
[x] You flirt a lot with girls/boys.
[ ] Easily fooled by things that wouldn't fool most.
[ ] You're overly eccentric in everything you do.
[x] You care about your family deeply even if they don't return the feelings
[ ] Your birthday is April 8th
[ ] You're slow when it comes to your own feelings.

Total: 2

Kyoya [Cool Type]:

[x] You wear glasses
[x] You are known for being "evil".
[ ] Your favorite foods are anything spicy
[ ] You excel in everything you do
[x] You're a very calculating person
[ ] Your birthday is November 22.
[x] You hate waking up in the morning.
[x] You never like to do anything unless it has a benefit

Total: 5

Hunny [Loli Shota Type]:

[ ] You're the shortest out of your friends.
[x] You love cakes and sweets.
[x] You have a stuffed animal that has special meaning to you.
[ ] You are/have taken a martial arts class
[ ] You are close to your cousins.
[ ] You look a lot younger than you actually are.
[ ] You're born on February 29th
[ ] Your favorite subject is math (and science)

Total: 2

Mori [Wild Type]:

[ ] You're the tallest out of your friends
[ ] You only talk when you need to
[x] You're protective of people you care for.
[x] You favorite food is Japanese food
[x] When bad things happen you tend to blame yourself a lot.
[ ] Your birthday is May 5th
[ ] You're not much of a leader but more of a follower
[x] Not many people know what you're thinking (and that's a good thing, believe me)

Total: 4

Hikaru [Devil Type]:

[x] You and your sibling have a strong bond
[x] You're a very cynical person.
[x] You like to mess with your siblings
[ ] You're the oldest sibling
[ ] Your birthday is June 9th
[x] You like Italian food
[x] You get jealous easily
[x] You don't make friends easily
Total: 6

Kaoru [Devil Type]:

[x] You like to play games
[x] Favorite subject, English
[x] You enjoy fashion/cosplay
[ ] You're nicer than your siblings
[ ] Your birthday is June 9th
[x] You're very forgiving
[x] You'd rather give someone something and go without to make that person happy
[x] You like playing tricks on people

Total: 6

Haruhi [Natural Type]:

[x] You don't care about trivial things like appearance
[x] You're tight with money
[x] You get along with guys well
[ ] You're blunt about everything
[ ] You're an excellent cook.
[ ] You have a hard time understanding love
[ ] Your birthday is February 4th
[x] People feel like they can open up and talk to you easily

Total: 4

Tamaki: 2
Kyoya: 5
Honey: 2
Mori: 4
Hikaru: 6
Kaoru: 6
Haruhi: 4

So I'm both of the twins?
  • Listening to: Birds outside my window
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Watching: Princess and the Frog
  • Playing: Yoshi's Island
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
I'd have no backyard space.

So, it seems that I have nothing left to do but curl into a ball and cry. It seems that not only am I not getting financial aide this year, but that my loans were sold to some other people who aren't my bank and who want me to start paying them back now.

On top of that, NO WHERE IS FUCKING HIRING.

Not even McDonalds.

Shoot me now?

Gah. I know I'm over reacting, there are people everywhere in the same boat as me (and their boats may even have holes) but it just sucks. Maybe it's my imminent menstration, or just the universe deciding if I die of stress, that's funny, but GAH. Everything just sucks. Makes me wonder if I start dressing in all black and listening to emo-whine music will make this any more bearable. I doubt it, but one can hope.

And it's not so bad. I mean, I have a house(albeit my parents' house), and a job (that will luckily start back up in September), and a family who loves me (even if my sister's constant taunts about not being an adult make me about ready to break down), but sometimes I need to rant. Like now.
[/endrant]

Also, I will be hosting two exchange students from China in about a week, so that's exciting. And, lucky for me, pays money. Let's hope it turns out as fun as I'm hoping :D
  • Listening to: iCarly
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Watching: iCarly
Actually, it's two things, but I couldn't pass up an outdated cartoon reference :D

So, due to my completely lack of money and financial aide (I got an e-mail saying that they were processing my info, but I'm starting to think I'm not getting any money), I have a question for all you out there. Now, I know that we are in a difficult economic time, and that I'm not the only person with money issues, but I'm still going to say this. I'm asking you to pimp out my name. I want to start making some extra money by doing commissions. However, I do not have the deviantart following necessary to achieve this. So! Pimp me out? Please? For e-cookies?

Second!
I wanted to say that thanks to :iconcullenwaylandblack:, I'm thinking of starting the 100 Theme challenge again. Only it will be unofficial. So, you know, it'll just be sketches, maybe a few full-done pieces. But this is just for funsies. So you know :]
  • Listening to: The TV in the livingroom
  • Reading: Neverwhere and White Cat
(Because Oh My God is so two years ago)

HOMYBREATH!

4,000 page views?! When did this happen!? Crazy!

As my special thank you for my page views, you got art! From me! And these characters have backgrounds! Extra exciting!!! Isn't it? Yes. Yes it is. You don't have a choice in the matter.

Hopefully there will be more art updates next week, but seeing as this week is my finals week, quickly followed by my sister's graduation, I have practically no time. Right now I should be working on a paper, but that'll be worked on tomorrow, 'cause I needed a break after today's final.

But! Tell me what you think about the characters! I have a story planned for them full of allegorical wonder and fun! Because who doesn't love political and moral undertones, really?
  • Listening to: The TV
  • Reading: Neverwhere
  • Watching: South Park
  • Eating: Nothing =(
  • Drinking: Tea!
Comment Here And I'll:

1. Respond with something random about you.
2. Tell you which colour you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what animal you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you.
6. Tell you my favourite thing about you.
7. Tell you my least favourite thing about you.
8. Challenge you to post this on your journal.
  • Listening to: My mom meowing?
  • Reading: Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  • Watching: Celebrity Fit Club, Ewwwwwww.
  • Playing: With the idea of doing my homework
  • Eating: Dinner!
  • Drinking: Mango Juice
1. The first character I first fell in love with (metaphorically speaking):
I'm pretty sure it was Steve from Blues Clues

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
Ginny Weasley. I mean, yeah, she rocks, but seriously? I'd marry her.

3. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
Anyone from the Twilight series. (Series, not saga)

4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
I have to agree with :iconcullenwaylandblack: and say Draco Malfoy <3

5. The character I used to love but don't any longer:
Sirius Black. He's kind of a douche bag. I mean, sure, he's great and all, but geeze.

6. The character I used to dislike but don't any longer:
Clayton Danvers. He used to irk me, but (especially) after reading his story, I just wanna cuddle him to death

7. The character I would shag anytime:
Pritkin. Mmmmhmmmmmm.

8. The character I'd want to be like:
Karen Chance's Lia. I want her to have her own series.

9. The character I'd slap:
Pansy Parkinson. I do not like that bitch.

10. A pairing that I love:
Zuko and Katara (Screw the season ending. They were way better together.)

11. A pairing that I despise:
Rachel and Pierce. I don't like him.

12. The minor character I love:
Jun the Bounty Hunter
  • Listening to: My angry stomach
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Watching: The emoticon
  • Playing: With the idea of doing my homework
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
HREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Sierra
2. George
3. Boomer

THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU'VE HAD:
1.sesaru14
2.animeflutegirl
3.nadalarreis

THREE THINGS YOU'VE DONE IN THE LAST 33 MINUTES:
1. Started reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2. Check my e-mail and realize that I have to finish my midterm by Tuesday, but that I also have a big assignment for my Mythology class
3. Watch my sister play with the cat

THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My eyes
2. My hair color (the fake one, ironically)
3. My family :]

THREE THINGS YOU DISLIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My body
2. My personality
3. My inability to make friends


SIX THINGS YOU'RE AFRAID OF:
1. Silence
2. Thinking too much. It never ends well.
3. Parking structures at night.
4. Thinking about the future
5. Failing
6. Having my life mean nothing.

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. My awesome bra
2. A yellow shirt
3. Heart socks from my mom :]

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Cell phone
2. A necklace
3. A book

THREE IMPORTANT OBJECTS:
1. Damien, the penguin
2. My laptop, with all my homework on it
3. My other penguins

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS:
1. Muse
2. Ludo
3. The Killers

THREE WAYS TO BE HAPPY:
1. Singing ridiculously cheesy songs at the top of my lungs
2. Exercising, though I don't do it as much as I should
3. Hanging out with people

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS AT PRESENT:
1. Undisclosed Desires
2. Horror of Our Love
3. Dancing with Myself (Both Glee and Billy Idol's versions)

THREE NEW THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:
1. An actual exercise ritual
2. Being more outgoing
3. Oil pastels

THREE THINGS YOU REGRET:
1. Not going to the doctor about the crap I'm dealing with
2. Not being more outgoing
3. Not telling someone how I felt before I realized it was too late

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. Fun
2. Happiness
3. Understanding

THREE IMPORTANT THINGS YOU'VE GIVEN TO THE WORLD:
1. Effort to help, little though it may be
2. Rayven :)  (Better believe I helped with that!)
3. Laughter (not laughter in general, but I do spread it when I can)

THREE THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T DO:
1. Be who I want to be
2. Get my f--king midterm done.
3. Like my English professor. I've tried, but I can't.

THREE THINGS YOU MISS FROM YOUR PAST:
1. Less homeworl
2. Having people closer
3. Innocence of Mind

THREE GIFTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE:
1. A virus software that works :(
2. Spirit Bound
3. The Reckoning

THREE REASONS WHY YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE:
1. Amber.
2. My family.
3. My ankle.

THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBIES:
1. Reading
2. Drawing
3. Writing

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. Finish my midterm XD
2. Read more of Harry Potter
3. Finish all my homework by blinking my eyes.

THREE CAREERS YOU'RE CONSIDERING:
1. Publisher
2. Advertising agent
3. Writer

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO FOR HOLIDAY:
1. New Zealand
2. Western Europe
3. Japan

THREE CARTOON CHARACTERS:
1. Perry the Platypus
2. Bugs Bunny
3. Roger Rabbit

THREE BOY'S NAMES:
1. Damien
2. Christian
3. Logan

THREE GIRL'S NAMES:
1. Elizabeth
2. Alice
3. Anastasia

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Get published
2. Go scubaing in the Great Barrier Reef
3. Do something worthwhile
  • Listening to: The TV
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Watching: Charmed
  • Playing: With the idea of printing out my essay
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Tea
thoughtsofrandom.webs.com

This is my blog. I started it a while ago because of some research, and then stopped because no one joined. And I was sad.

Then someone joined, and I was excited, so now I'm starting it up again. Plus, people who establish themselves in the blogging world find it slightly (emphasis on the slightly)easier to get published. Not that I have anything finished to be published, but I do want to go into the publishing business, so any help is good help. So yeah.

If you love me (or even like me just a little, or are not completely un-fond of me), please join my blog :]

And I'm being an ass. You don't really have to jin my blog, but I would appreciate it, or even if you could just help get my name around. So yeah. Thank you!
  • Listening to: Me and Julio Down By The School Yard - MFGG
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Watching: Italian Soccer League
  • Playing: With my thoughts
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Tea
So, for those who don't know, I just experienced three days of computer hell. My laptop got infected, and for a while I was afraid I'd have to pay $200 to get it fixed. Luckily, my dad's a genius and we have it fixed. (I hope.)

Anywho, I have been in an emo/angsty mood, as my last journal hinted at, and do you know what that means?

SKETCHING!

That's right, I've been on a bit of a drawing spree. I created two knew characters, who have probably been annoying you all, and their backgrounds and stuff have already been (somewhat) established. Hopefully, I'll be using them more often, though they're mainly my catharsis characters, so they'll suffer. Quite. A. Bit.

But! I do plan on giving them a bunch of happiness. Mostly happiness. I doubt I'll show you their sufferings, because they make me think about levels of myself that I really don't want to delve into. So yeah. :]

On a lighter note, I made apple-stuff croissants. They were boss. (That's right - I'm throwing 50s slang at you.)

Back to the drawings: I do want to become a little more regular on deviantart, so I am asking you all one favor. Will you give me feed back on the two characters? I understand that people don't like leaving comments, but if you could tell me if you like the designs/story that goes along with them, I would really, really appreciate it. Thank you!
  • Listening to: My mom's farmville music
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Watching: Italian Soccer League
  • Playing: Who can procrastinate their paper?
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Tea
Tagged by :iconchasertiff:

1.) Post the rules

2.) Each tagged person tells 8 things about themselves.

3.) At the end tag 8 people and put their icon in your journal.

4.) Then go to their page and leave a comment saying you tagged them.

5.) No tag backs.

1. My love of penguins is slightly obsessive, and sometimes it makes me think that I'm going to be one of those crazy chicks with stuffed animals everywhere - Then I look around and realize I already am.

2. I am certain I will end up a crazy cat/bird/dog lady. It is inevitable.

3. As sure and confident as I am in myself around people I know, I suck at making new friends because I never know what to say and because I really hate offending people.

4. I like creating characters in my head, giving them backgrounds, and planning on doing more with them. I rarely do, however.

5. If I could read instead of eat and sleep, you'd better bet I'd do it.

6. I have views on religion, race, sex, and sexual orientation that are so strong and sure, there are only three people I actually feel comfortable talking about them with.

7. I love watching soccer/football because it's probably the easiest sport to understand.

8. I have random bouts of teenage-emo-angst-worry-life-and-identity crisis that would crush a lesser person. Luckily, I have my sister to pull me out of it by telling me I'm being stupid and hugging me.

Wow. More angst slipped in there than I intended. Oh well. What's life without unintentional angst? BOAR-ING. And Mary-Sue-esk.
Tagging....
Crap.
Um...
YOU! That's right, you reading this. I tag you. SO TAKE THAT!
:D
  • Listening to: Undisclosed Desires, Muse
  • Reading: Nothing!? Weird.
  • Watching: The Olympics
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Have people guess what songs they are.
Step 4: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating.

(I'm cheating. I'm not using foreign songs, because I don't want to look up the lyrics.)

1. ONE! FIVE! TWELVE! BANANA!
2. Micro-ma-phone! Are we rolling?
3. How 'bout a round of applause? A standing ovation? OOooooooooh. (Glee!) :iconcullenwaylandblack:
4a. I would like to be here. I would like to be there. I would like to be everywhere at once.
4.b Is he gone? Can you imagine!? He asked me to marry him! ME! The wife of that boarish- Brainless- :iconchasertiff:
5. They say I need some rogain to put in my hair.
6. Oooooh! Look at those walls we built! Baby they're tumblin' down. (Glee!) :iconcullenwaylandblack:
7. I wanna make a livin' off of music, but everybody just steals it now. Everybody including me.
8. Young teacher, the subject, of schoolgirl fantasies. She wants him, so badly. (Glee!) :iconcullenwaylandblack:
9. I love the black and white, I love the play of light, the way Contini puts his image through a prism.
10. So you little Italian devils? You want to know about love?
11. You want my love, take it all. You wan'a watch it all come out? Take it all. Come on now, show me how.
12. Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it's breaking. (Glee!!!!) :iconcullenwaylandblack:
13. Acoustic punkrock. Graduated from a mighty fine factory!
14. Something has changed within me, something is not the same. (Glee!) :icondoortraveler:
15. What can you expect from filthy little heathens. Their whole entire race is like a curse!
16. Ring the alarm! I've been through this too long! But I'd be damned if I see another chick on your arm!
17. But Peter? How do we get to Neverland? :iconchasertiff:
18. Ms. Lucy Nowland, you're a scream. You said you cook Vietnamese cuisine.
19. Life is a waterfall.
20. Lolly- Lolly, oh lollypop. Lolly- Lolly, oh lolly lolly pop. Nah, that's not how we do it. (This isn't english. Well, the opening is, but the band isn't.
21. Hello, I've waited here for you. Everlong. (Someone better get this.)
22. My husband, makes movies, to make them, he lives a kind of dream. In which his actions aren't always what they seem.
23. In a very unusual way, one time I needed you. In a very unusual way, you were my friend. Maybe it lasted a day, maybe it lasted an hour.
24. Is our secret safe tonight? And are we out of site? And will our world come tumbling down? Will they find our hiding place? Is this our last embrace? Will our walls start caving in?
25. You were in the passenger seat, when you had asked me if I had done any hardcore drugs! Part of me thinks, that if I had said yes, maybe I would have earned your love!

Hahaha, so random.
  • Listening to: I Won't Say I'm In Love - Megara
  • Reading: Strange Brew
  • Watching: The emoticon
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense. NO CHEATING!
4. With the answers, give your own comments on how it relates to the questions.
5. Tag 5 people.

1. HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY?
Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
Kind of. Though in my dreams, I can operate a can opener.

2. WILL YOU GET FAR IN LIFE?
Lonely Day - SOAD
Thanks, shuffle. Thanks.

3. HOW DO YOUR FRIENDS SEE YOU?
MK Ultra - Muse
Yay?

4. WILL YOU GET MARRIED?
Pork and Beans - Weezer
that's quite dirty.

5. WHAT IS YOUR BEST FRIEND'S THEME SONG?
Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler
Exactly! Minus the romantic undertones.

6. WHAT IS THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE?
Gaston - Beauty and the Beast
Every last inch of me's covered in hair?

7. WHAT IS/WAS HIGH SCHOOL LIKE?
Ring the Alarm - Beyonce
In a sense, sure. But not the way Beyonce sings it.

8. HOW CAN YOU GET AHEAD IN LIFE?
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer
So... ok.

9. WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?
Fratford Bratford - Without a Face
Not true!

10. WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THIS WEEKEND?
Undisclosed Desires - Muse
Well, let's hope they get disclosed soon.

11. THE BEST THING TO DESCRIBE YOUR FAMILY?
Don't Stand So Close To Me (Glee Remix)
God, I hope not.

12. HOW IS YOUR LIFE GOING?
Be Italian - NINE soundtrack
So, my life is a hooker living on the beach?

13. WHAT SONG WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Cinema Italiano - NINE soundtrack
Well, my life was flashy

14. HOW DOES THE WORLD SEE YOU?
Fan - Epik High
This could go two ways

15. WILL YOU HAVE A HAPPY LIFE?
1 Minute 1 Second - Epik High
...

16. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS REALLY THINK OF YOU?
Buried A Lie - Senses Fail
Let's hope it's a sign that they'll prove I'm not suicidal if someone kills me.

17. DO PEOPLE SECRETLY LUST AFTER YOU?
Hate On Me - Glee
I guess not.

18. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE?
Gold Digger - Glee
Lovely.

19. WILL YOU EVER HAVE CHILDREN?
Dancing With Myself - Glee
So I guess not. XD

20. IF A MAN IN A VAN OFFERED YOU CANDY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Toxicity - SOAD
So I wouldn't? Because it's bad? Let's go with that.

21. WHAT IS YOUR DEEP DARK SECRET?
Don't Shoot Me Santa - The Killers
I've killed people. :]

22. WHAT IS YOUR MORTAL ENEMY'S THEME SONG?
Take It All - NINE soundtrack
So, I've used up my mortal enemy. No wonder they hate me.

23. WHAT IS YOUR PERSONALITY LIKE?
Mercy - Glee
...?


Tagging the following:
EVERYONE.
  • Listening to: My phone vibrating.
  • Reading: Death's Mistress
  • Watching: X Men: Evolution
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
Nope.
No thinking. I'm trying, but I can't.
I've been working on putting thoughts together, but the only thoughts that can form are the thoughts that are about my thoughtlessness. It seems hypocritical of my brain.

I hate hypocrites.

Oh well.
  • Listening to: Glee
  • Reading: Industrial Magic
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
Rules:
1).Pick one of your FCs/OCs
2).Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your FC/OC
3).Tag 3 people at the end of the quiz

1.)What's your name?
Alyssa James. Nothing too fancy, but I like it.

2.)Do you know why you were named that?
Not really. I think my mom just liked the name.

3.) Are you single or taken?
Taken :]

4).Have any abilities or powers?
Why yes. I See things that other people don't. The future. The present. The past. Auras. Those nifty type things.

-this question has been wiped clean of existence-
I have friends. In high places.

6.) Uh...if you were to get in a fight with a strong Arrancar but that arrancar used to be a friend, do you think you'd be able to kill it?
I don't watch anime.
And no. I can't fight. I could fend them off if they tried touching me when I had my necklace off, though!

7.) Riiiight... Have any family members?
My mother and my grandmother, but I don't really talk to them. Maybe a call on their birthdays and christmas, but that's about it.

8.) Oh? How about pets?
Ikarus! He's my ferret, though I'm starting to think he's picked Koehven over me.

9.) Wow, I guess. Tell me something that you don't like.
Well, I don't like that my brain seems to be falling apart whenever I have visions. But don't tell Koe. He'll only worry.

10.) Something that you do like?
I like being able to touch people! Thanks to my necklace, I"m not longer the equivalent of a leper. Always a plus.

11) Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do?
Reading Tarot cards. No nosebleeds, pounding headaches, nada. And I like communing with my gift.

12.)Have you ever hurt anyone in anyway before?
Why yes, yes I have. The bastards deserved it! Fucking vampires.

13.)Ever...killed anyone before?
No, never gone that far.

14.)What kind of animal are you? >>
Homo Sapien.

15.)Name your worst habits.
Probably my stubbornness. It's my life, though. So I'll live it how I please.

16.)Do you look up to anyone at all?
Hmm. Probably Keyth. Or Vince, even if he worries me a little.

17.)Gay, straight, or bi?
Bi. Anita and I were close, but that didn't go well. But Koe and I are doing great. ^^

18.)Do you go to school?
Nope. I finished high school and took college on line.

19.) Ever wanna marry and have kids one day? -w-
Wow. I ... I never really... That's a lie. I want kids. And my daughter shouldn't be cursed like me. So yes. Kids. But married? That I never thought about.

20.)Do you have any fangirls/fanboys?
Nope. Just Koe. :]

21.)What are you most afraid of? I promise I won't laugh.
Waking up and finding out that it was all a dream. And that I have no necklace. That I won't be able to touch anyone, to feel the comfort of another person.

22.)*snicker*. What color is your hair?
Brown.

23.) Eyes?
Brown. A lightish brown, though. Nothing fancy.

24.) What do you usually wear? Nothing perverted >.>
Before? Everything that kept me completely covered. Now? Shorts and tank tops. Even if it's cold.

25.)Nice style. What's your religion?
I'm not religious. Though I guess I'm a somewhat naturalist. After all, having a conversation with Mother Nature kind of does that to a person.

26.)Do you wish this quiz was over?
I'm not bothered by it. I'm having fun

27.) Well, it's still not over. xD
Alrighty then!

28.) Anyways, where do you live?
At the moment? Roanoke's one and only hotel. Now that I think of it, it doesn't have a name, does it? Just "Hotel."

29.) What class are you? (Low class, middle class, high class)
I live like middle class. I don't see the point in flaunting my wealth. I donate what I can afford, anyway.

30.) How many friends do you have?
A few, actually. More than I've had since before I came into my powers. I have some of the Pack, Koe, Alex, Cebrian, Vince, and I think Vahn. I'd like to think we're friends.

31.) Wow. If you could change anything about you, what would you change?
I want the nosebleeds to stop. If they keep happening, Koe will really worry. And he might realize it's the necklace, but I don't want to give it up. So if the nosebleeds could just stop, that'd be peachy.

32.) If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? And I don't want no cheap answer, ya hear?
I'd donate most of it, and maybe buy a house. But I don't know where.

33.) What is your thoughts on pie?
I think they're delicious.

34.) Alright. What's your favorite food?
Hashbrowns. I love them.

36.) What is your favorite place?
I love the forest around Roanoke. I just feel so... Right there. But I wouldn't want to live there. I like showers. And toilets.

37.) Least favorite?
Where I grew up. Bad memories.

38.) Are you still wanting the quiz to end?
Not really, but I know it's over.

39.)Yeah. Well, it's over.
I know.





40.) Now, tag 3 people!
I'm tagging :iconvincerus: and.... :icondoortraveler: and... :iconsnarecharm:
  • Listening to: Smooth Criminal - AAF
  • Reading: The Brief and Wonderous life of Oscar Wao
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With the idea of doing my math homework.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
But I'm mentally tapped out. I don't know why. I love the museum report. I love talking about art, and the piece I chose is pretty. But... Gah. My brain is not working. Four pages and my brain poops out.

So for those of you who have a facebook, or even just through dA, TALK TO ME!
I need to let my brain rest else it explode.

:]

Also! I know I said I'd do something fancy for my 3,000 pageviews, and I will. But... Not yet. College is kind of kicking my ass. So when I get some Sierra-time, I promise I'll work on something. :D
  • Listening to: Coochie Rollz
  • Reading: History text book
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With the idea of doing my math homework.
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
Wow! 3,000 pageviews! Thank you guys so much. :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Really, thank you!
So, I'll do something special for this, promise! But give me some ideas? Or requests?

And, as a very delayed side note.
To :iconcullenwaylandblack: : I will get to coloring your picture! Promise! But I just had a massive life explosion of crap, so when I can, I promise to get it to you!





AND THANKS AGAIN!