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I'm very very very annoyed with myself. Somehow my jumpdrive has died. My computer won't detect it. It makes me made because I had RP logs, fanfic bits (5 chapters of that POTC fic that are unposted anywhere, drabbles, bits and pieces, notes to myself, a timeline, and a character catalogue, plus all my other fandom things. I've lost my LotR MS Satire! *cries*), school notes, icons, and a slew of other things. None of it was backed up because it was on my backup drive anyway.

I bought a new drive, but I don't know how to salvage what I've lost. That pisses me off so much I can't even explain it. 

I'm in my summer class now, and am drowning in readings about American history. Loads of fun! [/sarcasm] 

Mar. 21st, 2008

I'm in a foul mood. Well, it's less foul than it was yesterday. Yesterday, I wanted to beat someone over the head for stupidity.

See, I RP on HEX, and I started an RP other day. I liked the idea and thought it would be fun. At first nobody seemed interested... I bumped the thread, hoping to find someone who was. I found four, which was good, cause that's about the number I was looking for. However, I clearly stated that I wanted people to be literate in the RP.

And still there's one guy who keeps posting one sentence/two sentence posts which contain almost no punctuation and bad capitalization and spelling. I'm annoyed with this person. It irks me to no end that he didn't pay attention to that simple request, as it was the only one I had.

However, I'm in less of a foul mood because I'm going to Borders today and yesterday I wrote something! Granted it was only 700 or so words of something and there are probably random tense shifts in it because it's rather abstract and awful. But still, I wrote something! *is excited*

And here's a question for anyone who cares to answer: When you write do you write your plot/story/whatever linearly? Or do you just write bits and pieces, and put them together to make a whole?

I ask because I started out doing the linear thing, but I'm finding I'm getting inspiration for bits and pieces occurring elsewhere in my story, so I'm doing that now. I'm not really sure which way works better, and was just wondering what other people did.


So I'm going to the county singing school for the next two weeks. The next two weeks will MAKE ME FAIL my classes.

So far, I've blown off Calc homework  for two nights in a row, and that's part of our grade. I haven't studied Chem at all, and I need to.

I have however, learned that my MP3 player has nifty recording function, so I'm recording the group four part harmony songs. I may try to get them on here somehow if I can figure out how. And if anyone wants (for some reason beyond my comprehension) to hear me sing, I'll sing something (Probably Amazing Grace or Scarborough Fair) and get it on here too if I can work past my not tech savvy mental block.

But singing school is fun, though I SUCK at singing syllables (Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do) for the shape notes, which is what the school is for. I learned to read music by round notes (or lines and spaces, however you prefer) and my brain refuses to process the shapes. Much less the sharps and flats (which aren't just Do sharp or Re flat or whatever, they have DIFFERENT names).

Best part is, I can hear the tenor, so I can work on learning that like I've been trying to for the past month or so. I'm way too excited.


I think I've decided to nix being a science major. In any science. I like biology, and chemistry and all that, but I just don't think my brain can handle the upper levels of it. And I want to avoid physics like the plague... 

I'm leaning towards three things at the moment, and none of them have anything to do with one another. XD. But I'm thinking either Criminology, History, or English. Or I could do Criminology and Psychology to try and be a criminal profiler.

Movie Quiz thing...

 Gakked this from ruriruri.

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

Here they are! I tried to find hard quotes, mostly because if you know me, most of my favorite movies are really really really obvious. 5 and 8 I picked just because their my favorite lines in those respective movies.

1. “
Pin them up together and they will devour each other without a second thought... Human nature, in'it? Or... fish nature...”
2. “Meant something to you! You think I'm going to stay here with you in this… this sin wagon? You can take this piece of tin!” - Grease
3. "Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends." 
I'm afraid currency is the currency of the realm.” - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
5. “ Don’t worry, I won’t let them rape you.” -King Arthur
6. "Tens of thousands." "But, my lord, there is no such force." - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
7. “
Oh, well, thank you very much, very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming” - The Princess Bride
8. “
The Lord tells me he can get *me* out of this mess, but He's pretty sure you're fucked.”
9. "Ahh, old grey beard. I have a token I was bidden to show thee."
10. “…
arson; kidnapping; perjury; piracy; pilfering; deprivation of a Federal Loyalist.” -Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl


*sighs* I'm tired. And I'm tired of being tired. I feel like I haven't properly slept in a month, I'm stressing about classes because I HAVE to keep a 3.0 GPA, and I don't know what I want to major in.

Well, that last part isn't entirely true. I want to major in Chemistry or English. I don't know if I can MANAGE a Chem major, or what I'd do with an English major.

Also, I've got like 8 fic Ideas in my head. Not conducive to doing school work. It's really annoying. I keep having ideas that just beg to be written in the middle of class, but none when I sit down to write. Which leads to my C average in my Chem class.

*sighs again* I dunno what I'm going to do.

College and Meme

So, I've got four classes all on Monday and Wednesday.

Chemistry II or 1212, whatever you want to call it will kick my ass again, just like 1211 did last semester. I'm stupid for wanting to be a Chem major. *beats head against wall*

World History from 3200 BC to 1650 AD shouldn't be so bad, as it'll be a swift overview of everything, and I LIKE Ancient History. Once you hit the Revolutionary War though, I don't really care. Which is kind of weird actually.

Calculus 1 is also going to kick my ass. Too much work. I hate math. *headdesk*

Theatre Appreciation shouldn't be too bad. In fact, (and this is a LOVELY plus) I'll even get points for writing the Easter play for the Youth at my church, as I am hereby apparently head of all things creative, even though I'm a member of the class. So that shouldn't be too bad.

Now for a Random Meme:

I was tagged by kh_mattie

The rules are easy, just post 10 things that recently made you happy! Then tag 10 people and force them to post this meme on their LJs. Because it is good. Everyone needs a little happiness once in a while.

 I tag ruriruri, celticrose88, sailarmo, xxzyrexx, jynky, astraybucanneer, mrs_norrington, smiley_nat, insanitys_place, and cricketbrit69.


Random Updatage!

Happy New Years, first off. I hope everybody's year has been great and the next will be even better.

So, as far as school goes, I made Dean's List. Yay! [/fake excitement] I've got four classes next semester, but only one Honors class, Chem 1212, so maybe my brain won't constantly feel like it's leaking out of my ear.

I saw Sweeney Todd with Ava and Cierra on the... *mentally counts backwards* 28th. It was pretty good. The blood spray was bad though. Totally unrealistic. Also the fact that three of the four main characters were actors in Harry Potter, made for some amusing trains of thought. For example, Alan Rickman is Judge Turpin in the movie. And of course Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd is out to kill him. However the first time you see the pair together they end up singing this song about pretty women. IF Alan Rickman wasn't Snape in my mind, it would be fine, but as it was, they were singing and my mind was like "rofl. Snape's singing. Singing about pretty women at that." Has anybody else seen it, and if you have, do you know  where I could find the lyrics to the song that Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett sing looking out the windows of her shop after deciding what to do with the Italian barber guy's body? I didn't catch all the words to it and it amused me. Also amusing were the period bathing suits.

Also on the 28th, Ava and I decided we MUST continue our Death Note crackfic! journal from senior year. It was really fun, and I honestly can't wait to start it up again, as I think we're doing crack journals here on LJ. It will be fun fun fun. And totally non-canon, which can't disturb me in the least as I don't even know the canon. XD

On the subject of fic, I'm the victim of writers block. *whines pitifully* I WANT to write more for my PotC fic o' doom, but I've only gotten drabbles for the end done, which sucks as I've got... oh a good half dozen or more chapters to write before I even hit CotBP. Rargh. I am not happy. *sighs* I'll keep writing bits and pieces and drabbles, but what I really want to do is get that momentum back like I had at the beginning where  I would sit down and  write two chapters in one go,  each of them being about 2000 words. And let's not even think about the editing that need be done. Nope. Not going to go there yet.

Crazy Stress

Today, I sat in with the high school sunday school class at my church. I still do activities with them, but have changed classes Today at the end of the lesson we were talking about fundraising and activities we could do as a youth group. Well, somebody said something about a Christmas Play. It's 23 days till Christmas. I think it's way too late to be doing this sort of thing. However, most of the class was like "Yeah! That could be fun!"

Guess what duty I was saddled with? 

Wait for it. It's a big one.

Writing the play. That's right. In the space of about four hours I need a tentative script to show Kevin. I have no idea what to do. 

*pulls out hair* 

Anybody have any suggestions


Near Crisis averted...

... Granted the crisis just goes to show how pitiful my life is.

I thought I had lost my jump drive last week, which bothered me immensely because I've got a massive amount of fic, and school assignments on it. I was more freaked out about the fic though, because I've got unposted stuff on it, so I would have just lost those things forever. I had a fit when I couldn't find it.

But I found it in the lining of my purse. So yeah... near crisis averted.

Also I've been listening to TSO's Christmas Eve and Other Stories CD, and I thought that it'd be neat to write a short story version of the story told in the songs Ornament, Old City Bar, and ... The Wisdom of Snow I think is the name... But I can't remember at the moment. It starts with the line "So tell me Christmas, are we wise?"

I may actually find time to do it and post it on here, but I may not find time, as I've got one paper to finish and three to revise for Lit which I HAVE to have a B in.