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Who would you appoint as Earth's ambassador to alien races, and why?

Stephen Fry. Because Stephen Fry should be ambassador for everything.

Well. If Carl Sagan was still alive, then it'd be him. But he's not, so, Stephen Fry.

Just thoughts.

 The smoke from my cigarette hung listlessly in the air above me; there is no wind to speak of today. I blew a few smoke rings for my own amusement, a rare accomplishment outdoors. An image of Peter entered my mind, of us sitting on those same steps outside my apartment, as we had done countless times this past spring.

My lips were contorted into a comic approximation of something between [u] and [ɯ] as i exhaled. The smoke held no form in the wind, but instead scattered erratically towards Peter. He smiled at the corner of his mouth. "It's too windy, babe," he chuckled. I persisted, with adorable determination. I knew it was too windy. It was for my own amusement, and his endearment. 

Now he is gone, and I don't know if I will be able to get him back. He left at a critical period, a time between wanting and knowing, liking and loving. In an unconscious night of drunken reverie, when he was just waking up eight hours' time difference away, I let myself sleep with my friend, although, apparently, it was only for a few seconds.

Our relationship had taken a turn for the worse once he left Eastern Standard Time anyway--nothing disdainful, mind--the time difference had all but cut off communication between us. We spoke only in "how was your days" and "how's the weather"s. Nothing intimate or even personal, anymore. He said we would deal with it when he got back. He said we would still talk. Every time I try, though, he does not answer. Perhaps I keep catching him at the wrong times, when he is apparently online but in reality sleeping or out of his room. Or perhaps he has decided that trying again isn't worth it.

Either way, I'd like to know.


Alright, so, i clearly never post in here, and maybe i should. Today is my 20th birthday so i figure it's a good a day as any to start again, eh? To get me back into this, i thought i'd do the 30 Day Challenge. I stole it from petite_robe .

Okay, okay, so my favourite band isn't a band. It's just one person: Regina Spektor.

joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy joy

Sara introduced me to her music a-way back when... 2006 or so, i think. The first song i ever heard of hers was The Consequence of Sound (i couldn't get the video to embed, so here's a link).
And how could i not fall in love with her? Cute little piano rhythms, funny noises, an amazing vocal repertoire (and the balls to use it to its full extent), intelligent--even sometimes profound--lyrics, and, of course, what won me over was "the consonants and vowels". Sold.

Her songs aren't always as fun, of course--they range from pure silliness (mostly songs that have never been produced, like "Reginasaurus" and "Silly Eye Color Generalizations") to intensely deep and haunting ("20 Years of Snow", "Lacrimosa", "Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria Mori"), and everything inbetween. I guess if there's one word i could use to describe Regina, it would be "experimental". Not in the traditional musical genre sense of the word, but experimental in that she is constantly trying out new things to do with her voice, her lyrics, and on the piano--and they're all brilliant.

She never plays a song the same way twice, which is part of what makes going to her concerts such a worthwhile experience. I've seen her twice now, in Toronto in 2007 and 2009. She is incredibly humble and adorably shy (not to mention just adorable in general, with her 5'2" frame, wardrobe of vintage dresses that adorn her like doll's clothes and the way she can open up her mouth to a disproportionately large angle).

Anyway, i'm rambling. The point is, i love her. And she's my longest-lasting music relationship. I never get sick of her.

Day 01 → Your favorite band
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television program
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly.)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Writer's Block: Like mobile for chocolate

If you had to give up either chocolate or your mobile phone forever, which would you sacrifice?

Chocolate. Definitely chocolate. I don't even like it that much... i mean every once in a while a chocolate bar is awesome but i eat one bar or a few pieces of those chocolates in boxes and i'm done with it for a long time. I get sick of it really easily. I really don't understand how people can gorge themselves on chocolate.

Writer's Block: Book review

What (if any) books would you ban from a high school library? Are there certain subjects that you feel are inappropriate for teenagers regardless of literary merit?

At first i mused over the possibility of banning books that detail things like how to make a bomb, etc., but then i realized that any kid who really wanted to make a bomb could just look it up on the internet. So, no, i would not ban any books. There are books that i would perhaps not keep in general circulation, giving them out only to students who were doing research projects (e.g. giving out that bomb-building book to serious students of chemistry), and there are also books that have no place in a high school library--Harlequin romances and other such trite. But i would not ban anything outright.

Writer's Block: Happy go lucky

Do you believe some people are more fortunate than others or do you think people create their own luck? In your opinion, are some people cursed?


I JUST read an article about this.


This is what i think.

Writer's Block: Home Remedies

When you get sick or have a cold, what's your favorite remedy to make you feel better?
Chicken soup and a hot toddy with lemon and honey.

Sims Madness, Episode Three.

I'M SORRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY that i haven't posted in a while. To make up for it, i bring you an IMAGE OBESE update. People with slow connections, go make yo'self a sammich or somethin.

make me one too, while you"re upCollapse )

Writer's Block: It Is What It Is

What oft-repeated quote or common cliché do you find the most annoying when someone says it to you?
"There's plenty of other fish in the sea."

Fuck you, i wanted THAT fish.

Writer's Block: Kindness of Strangers

Would you donate a kidney or bone marrow to a stranger?
Bone marrow, yes. Kidney, probably not. It is a life-changing decision to donate a kidney, and may complicate pregnancies, which i definitely want to have, so.