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30 August 2011 @ 11:50 pm
Hello, neglected journal. You work much better than Plurk when it comes to writing lists.

rp talkCollapse )
Current Mood: bored
02 February 2011 @ 06:53 pm
So I was out shovelling snow when I noticed something small and dark trying to run up a pile of snow. It was a mouse that, apparently, had somehow managed to wake up from hibernating. After abandoning its pretty fruitless attempt at climbing the pile, it curled up in a ball in the snow and just... lied there.

Soft-hearted as I am, once I was finished with the shovelling I went inside and told my mother how sorry I felt for the little thing. Even more soft-hearted as my mother is, she immediately put on her clothes and went out to get the mouse with me on tow. Cue epic rescue mission where we both tried to catch the creature (this was just as most people were coming home from work, so we got some weirded out looks from our neighbours). Once successful, we sacrificed a piece of cloth, some cotton and a piece of bread and cheese to make something that can hopefully pass as a nest under our porch. We then shovelled some snow between the doorsteps to shelter the nest from the wind and the neighbour cats.

Now we're both hoping the little fellow can manage to go back to sleep, provided the sheer terror of our rescue operation didn't scare it to death.
Current Mood: hopeful
All about roleplay. Mostly about Koryuu.Collapse )

I dunno, I generally feel that writing it down helps getting these things out of my system to an extent.
Current Mood: restless
19 January 2011 @ 11:51 am
Because I'm bored and alone and have been wanting to do this for a while, here are two roleplay memes.

Pick a character and I will give and explain the top five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while roleplayinging that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them. Any and all characters welcome (including ones I haven't roleplayed but might know about).


Ask me my characters' thoughts on [insert subject here], whether it's sex, the apocalypse, or another character. I will write back an explanation.

(My characters being Ashura, Kujaku, Karyoubinga, Mong Ryong, Koryuu, Fuu and Setsuka)
Current Mood: bored
05 January 2011 @ 10:04 pm
This was originally going to be a much more intelligent post, but I need to express my newfound love somehow.

in which I rambleCollapse )

Current Mood: tired
11 December 2010 @ 07:10 pm
Roleplay talkCollapse )

On an unrelated note, I just finished reading Lolita. Do people seriously read this book and think Nabokov's intention was to promote and/or defend pedophilia? With that said, I enjoyed it. The language is much too flowery for my taste, but I think it fits the character of Humbert and thus only adds to the story ("sceptre of passion" just says it all, doesn't it?). Besides, anyone who can make an in-story reference to Poe and make it work on another level than just showing off how well-read the author or even character is will instantly win my heart.
Current Mood: cold
22 November 2010 @ 01:06 am
* I had to explain to my father why you don't use the same knife/chopping block for raw meat and vegetables, or that you at least have to wash the utensils in between.

* We had a poetry seminar in my English class (nothing in-depth; just the teacher's attempt to introduce people to some of the most famous and influental poets) and my classmates basically told me "Okay, we'll give some of our theories first, and then you'll tell us what the poems really mean". I did get a discussion going whether or not Cummings' Somewhere I have never travelled is about feelings and/or sex, and most of my classmates discovered that they kind of thought Shakespeare's sonnets were pretty. I'm always happy when people discover new things about literature they enjoy, but personally I think starting off with the Renaissance writers when trying to introduce someone to poetry can be sort of like shooting yourself in the foot, because really, they can be pretty dull. *waves Romanticism flag*

If I do end up becoming a Literature and/or language teacher, I'm not certain if my classes will be really spirited and enthusiastic, or if I'll just end up tearing my hair out because the majority of my students won't be terribly interested in what I would be teaching.
Current Mood: artistic
26 October 2010 @ 05:07 pm
Hello, journal. Long time no see.

If you're familiar with the term "food porn" you know it's basically a way of describing and/or showing food in a way that makes it look so good and worth gnawing off a finger to get a taste of. Kuroshitsuji is quite good at this.

As it turns out, food porn can appear in dreams, too.Collapse )

Quote of the day:

"(On the meaning of the word 'ethnic') I think of African tribal masks and stuff like that... and Asian things. Because, well, white people don't have a culture."

Oh, my classmates.

Why yes, I do think this is an excellent way of getting back in the swing of using this journal.
Current Mood: amused
12 May 2010 @ 10:49 pm
This rant was inspired by the fact that my brother has kindly shared his newly acquired cold with me.

Dear world at large, and writers of fiction especially:

The phrase 'to catch a cold' is misguiding.Collapse )
Current Mood: sick
19 April 2010 @ 11:25 pm
For the sole reason of getting that out of my system.

My first post in Dear_Mun, oh dear.

While we're on the subject: Slayers is such a charming anime. I'm not usually into slapstick comedy or pure shounen series, but this one is just so darling, somehow. I think it has a lot to do with the main character being female without it taking over the show. Lina is just like any other shounen lead (except possibly more vain/crazy/selfish) and very likeable in spite of that. The supporting cast is incredibly charming, too.
Current Mood: nervous