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I got a nudge from insanitys_place to update, so here I am. I didn't realize anyone was still active over here.

It's been a LONG time... Graduated college, so yay for that. But that's probably the most significant thing that's happened, which is probably kind of sad.

I spend most of my time on tumblr now days, but I'm predominantly posting Doctor Who stuff, which never even made my radar when I was posting here.

So yeah, that's me. *waves*

My God... I've so neglected this journal.

So, it's been nearly a year since I've updated. Not much has really changed between then and now. Different classes obviously, and I declared a major, but other than that, not much is different.

Really the only reason I'm posting (if I'm honest with myself) is because I'm working on a RP reply (EPIC superheroes are EPIC) but have no inspiration and I'd feel like crap if I only replied with like 300 words to the 1300 the other girl gave me. And I'm putting off finishing cleaning for the party at my house tomorrow night, because... I'm tired of picking up stuff and dusting and all that. Plus, all that's left is dishes and the desks, so I'm not real worried.

At any rate, I got my final grades for the semester back three days ago: All A's. How I managed that I don't know as both of my final papers were not... stellar. I know I only had to have a B- for the ENGL 4160 paper to make an A. I had all A's on everything else in that class but the other paper which was a B. But ENGL 4155 I don't know how it happened, because I was B range on the quizzes, my presentation was not even close to the length it should have been, and the only A I had was on the first paper, which was worth less in the overall grade percentage than the quizzes. So, maybe she just liked me. I don't know. But, I'm not going to complain about a higher GPA (3.71) as padding is never bad. Which is why I'm taking Computers and Society next semester (also because if I do, I get to exempt the "Teaching with Technology" course that is otherwise required.)

Looked up my books for next semester and they shouldn't be too expensive.

Funny thing happened the other day, my mom and I were on the way home from the grocery store last Sunday, and we got to talking about being at home and other stuff (I can't for the life of me recall all of the conversation) and finally she just said "I'm surprised you haven't transferred to UGA to go room with Ava or whatever." I replied that I'd thought about it, but every time I did I'd also think of the fact I'd have to retake classes, and I really didn't want to do that. She thought for a minute before saying: "Good point. When I transferred to UWG from Emory, they didn't want to take my credits. FROM EMORY." (She actually did emphasize that.) It was just funny.

I'm finally RPing again. I've not gotten any fic written in... forever. I've got a Valkyrie one-shot sitting on my jumpdrive, and reviews begging for updates on the Narnia fic, but I'm just trying to write something. But, I'm really looking forward to getting into the EPIC superhero RP that was mentioned above. The superheroes names are Winchester and Wesson. *goofy grin* It's cheesy but great.

Anyhow, I suppose I ought to wrap this up and do something productive. XD I suppose I ought to stuff Christmas cards in envelopes... so I guess that's what I'll go do.


"We were born for the music"

Not that that has anything to do with anything I'm going to say in this entry. I just thought I'd translate the icon. Meh.

So yeah, three days ago, I saw Valkyrie. I am still obsessed over it. I think, I'm gonna go see it again tomorrow. Just because. I am going to buy it the day it comes out most likely.

But really this post is about the fact that I've written two fics already for the film, and am working on a third now. I'm almost disturbed by my sudden productivity. What's even more disturbing is that I like them for the most part. That rarely happens to me. *minds boggles*


The Best Birthday Present EVER

So yesterday was the TSO concert. *squeals like a fangirl on crack*

It was GREAT! I wish I had pics, but I, being the scatterbrained girl I am, forgot the camera. That asides since our seats were in row U and the stadium only had through V, the pictures wouldn’t have been very good anyway. Especially since I ended up sitting in V anyway.

But anyhow the show was great! It started with a rendition of “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo (12/24)” before diving into the first CD – Christmas Eve and Other Stories, WITH the poetry/story between songs. When the narration started (and I finally figured out what it was, since the narration starts exactly like the beginning of “Old City Bar”) I literally squealed. And I don’t do that.

Speaking of “Old City Bar”- I have to say that was probably the most entertaining presentation of any of the songs. The guy who sang it came out in costume that made him look like a homeless man and really it’s hard to explain, but before singing (and he really could sing very very well) he just looked at the mic. Then he yelled “Freebird!” and of course that was met with a general consensus of wild laughter and screams. Then he sang, but the bit before the song was seriously entertaining.

The lights for the show were amazing and perfect. Really just…. *guh* I have no words. Perfection. Though I suppose if I was sensitive to strobe lights there might have been issues, but I’m not so there weren’t.

Then after they had done all but two songs from the first CD (They cut “A Star to Follow” and “The Silent Nutcracker”) the instrumentalists, vocalists, and narrator were all introduced, most with funny anecdotes, like one of the pianists’ was “not only beautiful, but like every diamond, she has one small flaw. She married him. *cue point to one of the guitarists*”. But that aside, when the introductions were nearly done, the guy giving the introductions (whose name I heard but promptly forgot) had everyone give a standing ovation for military personnel who can’t be at home for the holidays. I was touched and impressed by that.

After the introductions, there was more music (of course). That was all random songs, mostly from their other CDs, and for some reason “Flight of the Bumblebee”, but I think that one was to show off the electric violinists’ mad skillz. Which were indeed quite impressive. At the very end of the show, they did “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo(12/24)” again, and two of the guitarists went through the audience with floor seats and to a lift platform, which was great. But even better was after they got off the lift platform they went up into the lower level of the stands. It was great.

Seriously, I was/am a very very very happy and satisfied TSO fan.

The only bad things:

- Somebody stole two of our four seats, so I didn’t get to sit with my friends (I did however end up right behind them, since the people whose seats we had taken because those people wouldn’t move, had friends in a lower row and let us stay.)
- When they pyrotechnics were used I could smell the gunpowder and/or propane, which didn’t take away from the awesomeness of how it looked, but it did give me a bit of a headache.
- I couldn’t see faces (*is sad*)

Things I am still struck by/wondering about:
- I’m amazed that “Queen of the Winter Night” was not synthed. There’s a girl who actually does those bizarre scales/notes. *mind boggles*
- The fact that one of the guitarists (the pianist introduction one at that) had a dislocated knee and a torn ACL from a fall in an earlier show and that he didn’t miss a note then or a show later amazes me. Plus the story is kind of funny since it was an introduction story that started with “He forgot how old he really is and…”
- The guitar “face-off” and the Wish Liszt piano medley were great. I’m amazed at the skills of those people.
- I wanna know what ‘Fabio’ looks like. One of the guys was introduced and right after his name (which I don’t remember) the guy said “Yeah, I know, you’re all thinking Fabio, Fabio, Fabio.” But I couldn’t see faces.

All in all – I want to see them again next year. And get better seats that time. XD

PS. I wonder if their hair is really as nice as it looked from way up in my seat… I suppose that’s a weird thing to wonder but I do.


Ah December, how crazy you are.

This is such a crazy month for me. Two Christmas cantatas, Christmas itself, My sister's birthday, my birthday, and even my semester finals are all this month.

But, I've made it through two of the aforementioned things, my sister's birthday was yesterday, and finals were earlier this week. Since yesterday was Rebekah's birthday, I went with her and her boyfriend's younger sister to the mall (I was their 'babysitter' to quote my mom). It wasn't a bad trip, but I felt bad for my sister, because she and her former best friend have been on the outs, and her friend had called her that morning to complain about how her boyfriend had dumped her.

Of course the real story is a lot longer than that, but the thing that made me feel bad was that Rebekah got a text while we were eating lunch, and the three of us got to talking about the situation, and I really think this girl is using my sister. The problem is that Rebekah, even though she agrees with me, still wants to be her friend, which I suppose is a good quality on her part, but I'm just worried about her. And it kinda pissed me  off that the girl would call Rebekah her friend and then totally disregard the fact that it was her birthday to complain about a bad situation that she had gotten herself into-- especially when Rebekah told her to stop going out with the same guy over and over if she didn't want to break up with him.

I don't know, maybe I'm being overprotective, or just crazy or something, but I worry about her.

And then today, we had our family birthday party, which was fine, but I think it's a bit ridiculous for us to have to have a party every year now, when neither of us really care about them. But if we didn't our aunts would be upset, and that would be bad and rather annoying. So yeah. On the plus side, I got toe-socks. XD. I love toe-socks.


Nov. 27th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving all! I hope it was a good one for everyone!


TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA is coming to Birmingham the day before my birthday. I want to GOOOOOO.

.... I could afford a ticket but don't want to go alone. *sighs* It's no fun to celebrate my birthday alone.

But seriously. *Squees* I love TSO. I 'mma beg my mom to take me as my birthday present.

EDIT: I get to go!!! My mom is getting me two tickets and I'm going with Ava. YAY!
SECOND EDIT: Make that four tickets. Cierra's coming too. Yay!



10 things you wish you could say to ten different people right now. (Most of these are to people I know IRL, just FYI)
~ I don't know how to talk to you anymore. I want to, but I don't know what to say so I don't. It isn't that I don't care or don't want to, but I just have no words
~ All I've ever wanted is for you to tell me you love me just the way I am. Even if it's a lie, it's a lie I need to hear.
~ Thank you so much for listening to me whine and being my friend. I know I'm not the best listener, but thanks for being one for me anyway.
~ I'm amazed at some of the things you say, because they make me feel so much better.
~ I thought that maybe you'd be the first guy to look past the fact I'm not pretty, but apparently I was wrong.
~ I wish I had more time to spend with you, and I'm sorry I didn't spend the time I had wisely.
~ I want to tell you no sometimes, but I can't bear to disappoint you.
~ Sorry that I lied and didn't post more of that fic.
~ I wish that I knew how to say thank you for being what you are to me. You make up for so much that I can't describe it.
~ I don't know why you put so much confidence in me, but I swear I'll do my best not to let you down.

09 things about yourself
~ I can't believe I'm going to be 20 in December
~ I've got no idea what I'm going to do with my life
~ I'm insanely highstrung.
~ I self appoint myself the 'parental/responsible one' in any group.
~ I've never gone trick or treating properly
~ I speak a little bit of French
~ I want to learn Quenya
~ I want a Jack Sparrow hat
~ I want a James Norrington. A honest to god real man who loves me despite everything, even if I've been a total bitch to him and he should let it go.

08 ways to win your heart
~ Watch Lord of the Rings with me
~ Watch Pirates of the Caribbean with me
~ Let me gab as much as I want about random trivia I know about either of the aforementioned things
~ Read fantasy novels for fun
~ Don't look down on me for writing fanfic
~ Tell me things that you may not agree with but know I need to hear.
~ Let me cry when I can't take the stress anymore, and don't be shocked when I do
~ Just be there

07 things that cross your mind a lot
~ my relationship with my dad
~ the fact that I've never had a steady boyfriend
~ ... my fanfics
~ 'Damn, I don't WANNA study'
~ 'Now where did I put that...'
~ 'What? I missed half of that'
~ 'I'm hungry. I should go eat.' (I skip lunch on campus to save money)

06 things you do before you fall asleep
~ shower
~ get dressed for bed
~ brush my teeth
~ use mouthwash
~ Brush my hair
~ put in earplugs

05 people who mean a lot.
~ My mom
~ Rebekah
~ Ava
~ Cierra
~... Can I just say half the people in my church choir? 'Cause I'm going to.

04 things you're wearing right now
~ My Lane Bryant size 4 jeans (That's such a lie)
~ My 12 dollar Wal-mart sneakers
~ Blue shirt my grandma made
~ White socks

03 songs that you listen to often.
~ Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
~ Up is Down - Hans Zimmer on the AWE soundtrack
~ Into the West - Anne Lennox on the Return of the King Soundtrack

02 things you want to do before you die
~ Go back to France
~ Meet the 'perfect guy'

01 confession
~ I'm a lot more depressed and angsty than most people realize. I self-depreciate and can't let go of my screw ups.


In Which I Have Decided That Politics Suck

Not that I didn't really think that before, but that' s not the point.

Anyhow, in my American History class our professor had us watch Barack Obama's acceptance speech for the nomination of the Democratic Party. This in and of itself doesn't piss me off. The fact that he WON'T be showing John McCain's and the fact that if I expressed the fact that that fact bothers me I'd be called racist and close-minded does.

I don't mind watching the nomination speeches. In fact it tells me a heck of a lot more about the candidates than I knew, because I hate to hear all the "The Other Candidate Sucks Vote For Me Instead" crap, so I just avoid presidential coverage. I'm so tired of candidates doing that. Saying that your opponent is unqualified does NOT make you any more qualified. It just makes you an asshat. I don't want to hear about your opponents voting tendencies in your speeches. I don't want to hear about your opponents proposed economic policies in your speeches. I want to hear YOUR ideas, YOUR policies, YOUR promises if you make office, not how your opponent will f*** it up if he gets elected.

I also don't want to hear the BS that you aren't putting down your opponent at the end of your speech when the first f***ing half was about how he was unqualified. That is putting down your opponent even if everything you say is true.

I'm not saying that I don't think John McCain won't do the same thing, I'm sure he will. But I don't need to hear all that stuff and then be expected to be like: "Yeah, I think he'll make a great president", regardless of the the candidates at hand. It could be freaking Mickey Mouse vs. Daffy Duck and I'd feel the same way.

I don't understand why in this country we seem to have to run on the platforms of "Let me shove my foot in the other guys face to make me look better". I don't see why politicians can't run on platforms of their own compentency and leave the other candidate out of it.

Also, I have to say, though I resent that my professor is trying to shove his political leanings on us, that some of the things Obama said he  supported (when he finally got to that) do make a lot of sense.

We do need to invest in research for Alternative fuels. We do need to make sure that children in the country get adequate education. We do need to create more jobs instead of outsourcing them. We do need to do something about Social Security. We do need to make Equal Pay really Equal. We do need to do something about the Healthcare system.

However, the likelihood of all that happening all while cutting taxes for 95% of Americans is next to nil. Those sort of programs COST MONEY. I realize that the public WANTS tax cuts, but Obama (if elected) can't keep the important promises about the economy, education, healthcare, and Social Security by taking money away from the government. You can't give a 150 billion dollars to energy research if you aren't taking in enough for everything else from taxes. It just isn't possible apart from sending the country into deeper debt.

So yeah, I think this country's politics are screwed up.



I don't understand why textbooks are so godawfully expensive. I mean 395 dollars for textbooks? What the heck is up with that. It does NOT cost 80 bucks to construct a textbook. Luckily I have leftover loan money that I can use instead of the useless 150 dollar book check from HOPE.

In other, not so annoying news, I'm writing again. Though I've been having issues with the POTC fic, so I've put it on a back burner and am working on a Narnia fic because... I was inspired. I've written 5 chapters and a prologue, which surprises me, because I've only been working on it for like three days. Granted it's all rough, unedited and whatnot, but it's writing and therefore I am proud! XD I'm so easily made happy with myself.