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Mediaphile: (n.) One who loves all forms of media; from books to television, and manga to movies.

I am a mediaphile. I love stories in every form and music of every genre. Because of this I have taken it upon myself to chronicle every book and manga I have ever read and every TV show and movie I have ever seen. These lists are long and far from complete. There are some books and movies that I've forgotten because of the passage of time or a distinct lack of impression. If you find your favorite show or manga on my list I'd love to discuss it with you. If you don't, let me know what it is. Maybe I've seen it and forgotten to add it to my list or maybe it is just something that I haven't gotten around to enjoying.
I'm hoping to add a rating system later on when the list is a bit more complete but that might not be for a little while yet.

Most recent edit on 10/21/08

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So I am sitting in the dark, alone, and I have come to the wonderful conclusion that I am not really living my life. I am a puppet going through the motions of life at someone else's whim. I do as I am told and only that, lurking in the shadows for the rest of the time. I remember a time, so very long ago when I did more than that, when I was more than that. But time has made that part of me seem like a fairy story I tell my Hope late at night when she is too scared of the lingering shadows outside the window to sleep peacefully like she should.

One of my closest friends always talks about this mythical "someday" when she will finally accomplish all of her dreams. I understand what she means but I want my 'someday' now. I want it today. I want to do better. I want to live. I want to be everything I've ever dreamed I could be, and while I realize magic doesn't really exist so I'll have to modify my dream of being a fantastically powerful Merlin-type witch, I can still work with the abilities that are humanly possible it achieve everything I want.

And who knows, maybe the fantastic isn't as far off from reality as we might have been led to believe.

Now that my emo musings are over....happy times ahead!!! Milo will be here in about 30 minutes! (as long as Amtrak stays on schedule) We're going ice skating nearby. It's free for college students and a guest. Guess who is the college student and who is the guest...X-P

Milo....you really need to get back to school...

I think that is all for me now. Got to go make myself look like the standard convention of pretty so I can freeze my butt off on the ice.

Happy Single's Awareness Day
February is not supposed to look like this. I'm looking out my window and everything is grey. And not the light stainless steel grey that comes from weather so cold that even the colors refuse to come out of hiding. No, it's the gunmetal kind of grey, you get when you ought to know better than to walk on the grass unless you want a mud-pack up to your knees.

Yuck.Collapse )

Anyway, the lack of me over the past month, I'm going to have to put down as me getting caught up with real life. Yeah, that sounds convincing. I should be posting more regularly and will do what I can about getting back to the people that I made commitments to before Christmas within the next few days. Right now however, I'm in the middle of revamping my lj layout. You should be seeing some changes for the better, hopefully by the end of the day.


Meme: One Word, and Nearest Book

USING ONLY ONE WORD! It's not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Be sure to tag the person you received it from! (Found on Facebook, reposted here so the tag goes to anyone and everyone on my flist!! I accept comment memes for anyone without an lj.)

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Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

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92,305 raised to the 16,998 power, plus 1

So. I should really be memorizing "Proof" right now or my monologue from "Philadelphia" or maybe even sleeping. Instead, I've been doing a lot of other inane but seemingly important things on the internet this night.

Here is one of them.Collapse )

What else did I do tonight instead of homework?Collapse )

I haven't had much time for RPing just_kiding this week but now that break is coming, I'll probably have a better shot at keeping up to date. BTW: I've catalogued all of his posts so far!

However, I HAVE figured out the next two categories on my Mediaphile Masterlist! Keep an eye out for "Websites I've Registered To" aka Where to find me and "LJ Convos"! Both are working titles and the convos will only be non-friendlocked and if asked, they will be removed

Time for sleep now.
I've been watching that new BBC tv show Merlin. Its really bad. But for some reason that I don't understand, I can't stop watching it. It's like clockwork. Every Sunday I look for it online and as I watch the episode all I think is that it's complete crap. That and the opening sequence kind of rocks. It's so cheezy. But the music is goodI seriously at the point where I want to go back and watch some of the episodes again. Especially the first two.And maybe the last two too. That never really happens. I don't mind watching episodes of a show or movies more than once, but I don't usually go out of my way to make it so.

I think it might be the first show since Veritas to make me want to write fanfiction. We'll see.

Campfuckudie is a lot of fun, though a bit difficult at times.Collapse )

I want to play just_kiding well, though I'm afraid as a newbie, I'm not doing so well. I haven't read any complaints, but then again, the fandom is pretty small and I'm not sure that many people would know what I was doing wrong in order to help me fix it. Then again, maybe no one knowing what the original is supposed to be will be a good thing. Then no one will be able to notice when I act out of character.

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Milo is still being strangely absent from my life and this time I'm more than going to admit to the fact that I don't like it. Just because we no longer live within walking distance of each other is no reason to ignore me!
We're still supposed to be friends. Right?Collapse )

I still enjoy my classes and how their main themes often bleed together to create one whole idea with different parts. I just wish I'd be able to do that with the rest of my life: bleed together having fun with the bureaucracy. I'll still work at it.

Till next time.

Also, I can kill you with my brain

Ahh, Halloween! You come the same time every year, with no deviation, and yet for some strange reason, you creeped up on me unnoticed until BAM! you are a week away, I'm invited to an early party and I still have no costume. Please don't do that to me again? It was not appreciated.

Oddly enough the party I was invited to was not on my campus.Collapse )

Anyway. All in all, very enjoyable time. Especially since going allowed me to meet lotrvhluva. Jess thought we would get along so she introduced us to each other's journals awhile ago. Very smart move on her part.

I do like meeting new friends.Collapse )

So despite the fact that I both applied for my character in campfuckudie AND was accepted on the first try. (YAY!) I still haven't been able to play. I forgot about the crazy amount of icons needed for the character to come alive. So now I'm spending most of my free time watching episodes of Detective Conan and screenshotting bits that have Kaito in both his mundane and costumed self, in the hopes that I'll be able to put together enough expressions to make it worth while.

And speaking of crazy projects that I really have no time to work on because of the crazy amount of schoolwork coming up in a few days is NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. I stumbled across it last year at the end of the month and thought it was an interesting idea. So I'm going to try it this year. 50,000 words written in a month. Think I can do it? Prolly not, but it'll be fun to try. If only I knew what I wanted to write about.

That's about all the time I have for writing today so ciao for now!
Well, I am here! And have been for a few weeks now. For a while there I don't think I was positive I was going to make it.

Just kidding. I'm glad to finally be away from home. I mean, I love my family and all that but they can get more than a little overbearing at times. Especially my dad. He's definitely of the straight and narrow line of thinking and that means quite a few fights occur when I don't want to follow his every ideal.

I'm going to college aren't I?Collapse )

And now they can stop, because my every action isn't within their range of sight. College is where I can grow up and learn and do exactly what I want.

I do miss Milo, though.Collapse )

As it stands, I think he's happy and I'm glad. Not just because of this summer, he's also had a rough few years but seeing as how this is a public journal, I'll leave that out. We still get to talk quite a bit but it's a lot harder since I can't just walk over to his place anymore distance and all that jazz.

Supernatural is back!!Collapse )

Also, if anyone's around to try, click on the eggs? I want little baby dragons to hatch!
*Edit: Looks like we failed. Oh well. Better luck next time.*

Adopt one today!
Adopt one today!
Adopt one today!
I thought that this was very fitting considering my top post.

*Edit* This was supposed to be an audio article that I thought was interesting. Unfortunately I don't remember what it was for or even the site that it was on. Oh well.
I am Done.

Well, I mean I have two days left of school mostly just practice for grad-day and getting friends to sign my yearbook and graduation is on Saturday but other than that, I've got nothing left. That is probably a good thing too, what with this crazy weather we've been having. I've heard that some of the schools in the area have been closing because it is too hot. That's what they get for refusing to spend the money for proper air-conditioning.

Milo's been out for a week already and I think he's more excited about my graduation that I amCollapse )

He's got some major plans this summer that he is not in the mood to divulge to me at the moment, though with his unusual amount of bouncyness 'bouncy' is not a word usually used to describe Milo, 'prickly', 'sarcastic' and 'sardonic' are more often than not the best choices but in this case 'bouncy' is the only thing I can think of these past two weeks I can conclude that I am somehow involved. As long as it doesn't interfere with what I've already planned for the summer I don't mind much. I drag him through enough of my own stuff like senior promseeing Milo in a tux was priceless although a bit sad since the price of that was agreeing that no picture would ever be taken.

My plans are pretty simple. I'll be working at a local supermarket to save up enough funds to get me through the school year, writing a bit to get some plot bunnies out of my head and attending the bi-weekly church choir meetings. Not too much to do but enough to keep me busy during the days. I'll still have enough time for entertainment purposes with friends.

Speaking of, I had mention in the last post that I was going to see Speed Racer on Friday. I did, and it was so much fun. The movie was pure cotton candy and I loved it.Collapse )

Speed Racer is not an epic. It is not a serious drama. It is a cartoon turned live-action movie and it embodies both with its simple messages, bright colors and its refusal to follow the laws of physics. I advise viewers to take it for what it is: a fun and interesting movie to watch with anyone of any age.