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July 9th, 2010

12:33 am - Amazing... Jackie Chan: Adventures
So I was watching show that is titled above, and I was amazed to see a reference to the Drunken Master. It's in episode 7 of Season 3. Titled "Invisible Man". In the beginning of it, Jackie gets bitten by a cobra, and begins to act out of it and somewhat drunken, pulling off the moves that Jackie Chan once did in the movie The Drunken Master.

While I was typing this there was another reference, and I quote "talisman powers. Hooo!" Well look, Finn thinks he belongs to the Thunder Cats. XD I do love this show.
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Current Mood: amusedamused

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July 2nd, 2010

01:48 am - The Last Airbender
But only when there are friends around to have a good laugh with you.

Well, today I got to see one of the movies that I had been looking forward to seeing for two years, and due to some pre-warnings, I was strangely enough not disappointed. Why you ask? Because I had no real expectations in the first place.

So what did I see? The infamous movie: The Last Airbender.

This particular movie was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, though I'm not sure who produced it. The plot of the movie is very similar to the tv show on Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender only without all of the apparently unneeded adventures and with seemingly minor yet highly annoying changes. To explain the storyline better, this movie took the television show and cut out everything except for the major points to suit its purpose.

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Sue Rate: 1-1.5/10
Current Location: Lib's House
Current Mood: amusedamused

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June 4th, 2010

10:28 pm - Another Look at Stormbreaker
It's kind of funny when you read a book for probably the ninth or tenth time after taking English and writing classes. You notice things that you never really have noticed before. Such as in Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz uses alot of summary to get the readers to understand what's going on. This is probably very useful for the age group it's meant for which is probably late middle school and early high school. Spy stories are probably hard to follow anyways, though it is also, I'd assume, to be a commom feature of Popular Fiction.

In my writing classes, we learned that the more scene you use and the less summary you use is better. I somewhat agree with this, so it was interesting to see a published author use this. He also used flashbacks(I think...it might have been summary also), but I thought he handled these really well.

Stormbreaker is still one of my favorite books regardless. I love the thrill and adventure and acton, regardless if it was really a good book to studiers of English or not. ^_^ And regardless of how unbelievable it has the tendency to be. It's sad that Alex Rider is just barely on the edge of being a Gary Stu. Just barely, but I still <3 the book series.

Reading Point Blank right now from the same series and by the same author. ^_^
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Current Mood: restlessrestless

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September 15th, 2009

01:59 am - Discworld References in Webcomics?
Just because I thought it was worth mentioning.

I've been reading this series called the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett, and I think it is a very good series. I'm sure I have mentioned that before... Regardless, I've recently picked up reading a webcomic called Chasing the Sunset by Alien and Mithandir(?)(These were the names given under the creator's area of the webcomic.)

I can't say that I've read enough of the webcomic yet that I can give a proper review of it. I'm only on comic number 46 out of 605 comics. So I'd hope that the writer's/drawer's will continue to improve. Thus far in the very beginning, the characterizations are flat, and there is still the building of plot. This has been a very slow process and also seems to have a fairly shallow plot for the moment since the real point currently only consists of a young elf trying to find his father, but we'll see. As I'm still really early in the comic, I do have hopes that it'll improve. Anyways, the point I'm referencing this comic in particular is that it referenced the Discworld series of which I have recently become so fond of.

In strip number 46, near the middle of the wide, one-pannel picture, there stands a wizard in red with moons on his robe and right in front of him is standing a trunk with many legs. All I have to say is that I love these people for putting that in there because I never thought I would see a reference to Terry Pratchett's series. There are also references to a few other things in this pannel with the other one that I recognize being from Lord of the Rings.

To those that want to look, this is the link, but I'm not saying that it will work at any and all times. http://www.fantasycomic.com/index.php?p=c46

A better Review will probably come along later.
Current Location: Honors House
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Cheerios (Live) ~ Bean And Bailey

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November 24th, 2008

06:52 am - Continuing On With Paper Time
I'm thinking that I'm going to try to get another page and a half done before going to bed... well before taking a nap for like an hour and then getting up and going to class. I'm pretty much almost done since I have at least half of the five pages done, and the rest will be pretty simple since it's just spitting up information. Yay for the aspect of research papers that doesn't involve thinking very much... only putting puzzel pieces together. I admit that my paper isn't exactly going to be the thing I proposed, but hopefully she'll like it well enough. XD I swear this is going to be one of the crappiest research papers I've ever written. Oh and I absolutely love using direct quoting...through you're probably not supposed to use a whole lot of it. ^^ I like the large sections of quote that need the section all to themselves. It makes papers longer, especially when papers aren't counted by words. ^^ Yay.

So what's left to write. The beginning of the Crusades and why. Then the propaganda used by the church in order to incite people to want to join the armies going forth on the Crusades, and~~~ last but not least. The results of the Crusades. ^^ Then I'll be done. Yay done. I could probably just go to bed now... but there would be the problem with writing two and a half pages in one hour tomorrow... if I had two hours, I might just go to bed now, but I only have one hour to do stuff... so that's a big problem. Okay. back to work. Yay...
Current Location: Grypon's Nest
Current Mood: workingworking
Current Music: Chicken Bone ~ (Cowboy Bebop: Blue)

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05:50 am - *Shakes Head*
I'm just really one piece of work... I swear there is no way I can get by something without procrastinating. Why? Motivation problems, I guess? I don't see school work as being fun... ever. Even when it's something I'm interested or semi-interested in. It's just not fun. I'm supposed to be working on a research paper right now. I've written a page on it, and I need five. I kind of like this better when you have a set page amount instead of a word count amount because it's less specific. Which is always nice. Why? Because you can quote and it takes up lots of space.

The thing I'm not happy about is the fact that I can't use Ariel font which is my favorite font to use. Nope instead I have to write in New Times Roman >P yuck. Fortunately, I know now what I'm writing even though I have only three sources and one of them is my notes from another one of my classes. I think that's fine though, right? As long as I site it right. ^^ Hopefully. Though, I admit that it is cheap to use notes from classes, but I'm counting it as a lecture and lectures count as something to be sited so... I think it works ^^.

So I primarily have three sources, and then I have other sources on my Works Cited that aren't used, though I did look at them. Unfortunately, couldn't find anything worth while with them in the amount of time I have to do this paper. ... Oddly enough, I have wasted alot of time tonight as well... including the time I'm taking to write this post. Eh, but I usually write posts when I'm writing other stuff anyways. Then after this is out of the way, I get to work on packing for Thanksgiving break and doing journals for my Christian Social Ethics class... though I could really care less to do them right now. -_-;
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Current Mood: workingworking

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November 1st, 2008

01:28 am - Thus Another NaNoWriMo Hath Started
Its... pink. -.-; The layout is still pink. *shakes head* Least it looks better than the last one... *sighs*

So it's the beginning of NaNoWriMo for I think my fifth year in a row. This year we're looking at a trip on a pirate ship... probably involving a prince or some important son of some rich person... maybe a merchant. Children of merchants are fun. Yes, yes they are~. Then there's probably also a bad guy... but we're not that far into it yet. *coughonly22wordswrittensofaratthebeginningoftheNaNoWriMocough* So hopefully I'll have at least some time to work on NaNoWriMo tomorrow... My least number of words goal for this year is 4356, since last year the number of words I got to was 4355. ^^;

Among that, other things I have to do this weekend are and not just limited to:
Writing a story for Writing Short Fiction.
Cleaning the room.
Washing laundry.

Optional things to do this weekend:
Playing Final Fantasy XII.
Playing Final Fantasy: Reverent Wings.
Reading Volume 6 of Her Majesty's Dog.
Reading six volumes of Chocolat.
Watching Chi's Sweet Home.
Reading +Anima.

So~~~ much to do and very little time to do it in. Not to mention catching up on sleep should be in there too. Maybe I can do multiple things at once. ^^ Yes?

On another note, I finally bought Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas which is a very good movie might I add. The story is good, the characters are awesome, and there are many good one-liners. Not to mention the involvement of a little Greek mythology which is always fun. Pretty much the only problem I have with it is the mix of computer graphics and drawn animation where the computer graphics can be seen as not fitting in very well with the other animation. But at least its not as bad as in the time Pokemon movie that I saw once. *shrugs* so over all I give the movie a 4.5 of 5 at the moment. ^^

Meh. I'm getting tired so I might go to bed soon... which would be good.

I did finish my paper for Development of Christian Tradition yesterday during the afternoon before it was too late to turn in. Yay for wasting the rest of my free days *tear*.

I almost wish there was such a thing as a Romantic fairytale type love, and I know some of my friends believe there's such a thing. But unfortunately, I really don't and sorry, I don't mean to offend anyone, but I think it's stupid to think such a thing would exist. I do almost wish that I could have an arranged marriage. *shrugs* People seem to think that it's a bad idea, but honestly, I think it has good points too. Most arranged marriages don't get divorces, and seriously, one can learn to love anyone. *sighs* But I really would like to believe that there was such a thing as love at first sight and the kind of fairytale love that you see in movies. *shakes head* Sometimes I wish that I could just live in a story.

Okay... I think I'm going to wrap up this post so... Happy NaNoWriMo! and keep working at it!
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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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October 30th, 2008

11:59 pm - One Day Till NaNoWriMo... well one day and a minute
Continuing on with life as usual. I'm not adjusting as well to being around Matt as I would have hoped. I was right in being concerned that our friendship would be at stake when we'd started dating. So I'll probably just let things go from now on and if he wants to hang out. *shrugs* fine. I have nothing against him, though he is kinda annoying at times. Yet it seems like that friendship is going to have to be loosened even though I feel that he knows too much about me now and that I let him too close to what or how I think. *shrugs* I still had many walls up though when we were dating so I don't think that's mostly the case. Eh. Don't worry about it Sue. What will be, will be.

So what else is on the list of things that have happened. Ummmm... I got half of my essay done and I need to primarily finish that tonight or tomorrow because tomorrow is my last free day and if I don't get it in then, I'll have to suffer a 25% reduction to my grade. I have it half done right now and I'm pretty sure I know where I'm going. I really need to get that done though.

So things to do tonight:
1. Go to Walgreens.
2. Finish Paper.

Tomorrow's bound to be busy too on account that it's Halloween. I have trick or treating for Canned Goods with Kappa Phi, and I also have a party to go to at the Japanese house. This is if I don't end up going to Sugoicon which by now I'm pretty sure I'm not going to because Jolly still hasn't gotten back to me. Eh, but that's okay cause I have other things I need to do anyways.

On another topic, who would have though the hatred of one person could destroy so much. Why can't people see what hatred actually does? Hatred is the reason this world is going into chaos. That and greed. Of course, greed spawns hatred. I swear if people actually loved each other and the planet like God intended there wouldn't be so much destruction in the world... or even as other sources say to do. Some of the biggest accomplishments didn't involve war or destruction. Martin Luther King Jr. or Gandhi... Why do people think that war and violence and power are the ways to bring about change? This is one of the reasons why the world saddens me.

And as Dr. Compolo said in his lecture today. You think we're naive? Who have been the ones using military strategies for the entirety of thousands of years and power... and nothing has seemed to work out yet for benefit of people or nature? I'll tell you that's not the message of my religion. Killing does not bring about peace but brings about more killing.

*sighs* Anyways, I fear for what my friends are becoming and I pray that things will work out for what's right for each of them.

There is evil in the world. Evil lies in the form of hatred.
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Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated

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August 31st, 2008

02:49 pm - "And the Beat Goes On~ The Beat Goes On."
I was looking over my last post, XDD and it makes me feel silly. I guess it was just one of those moments. Heehee. Anyways, life has progressed since then, and I'm feeling pretty good today. Sundays are always good days for me. ^^ It's been so weird lately. Yesterday morning, I almost felt depressed cause I was bored out of my mind, and I didn't know what I wanted to do. Something tells me that I need to be a bit more creative.

Me thinks I was also partly depressed cause at the time, I really had no one to hang out with me... that was until Richie showed up and we ended up battling it out at video games. Mario cart and all that fun. I lost most of the time though.

Oh and I'm going to relay the most exciting event to happen to me yesterday. Well. I've lived in the same dorm since last year, and my room is connected by a bathroom to our Suitemate's room. Both rooms can lock the bathroom from the outside, and you can lock the bathroom from the inside too of course. Well, my room mate accidentally locks me in the bathroom while I'm taking a shower and then she leaves to go to work. So I get out of the shower and I try to open the door so that the air coming in can clear the water on the mirror. I then realise that the door is locked, so I try the door to my suitemates' room. It's not locked, so I keep it shut, fix my hair, and put my pajamas back on. Then I knock on their door... they're not home. incident

I take a deep breath and open the door of the bathroom, walk through their room to their door to the hallway and exit immediately. (I shut both of the doors, of course.) So after that, I'm locked out of my room. I know where my roommate is, but I'm not going out in public in the shorts and T-shirt that make up my pajamas. So I walk to the other wing of the building and pound on my friends', Richie's and James', room until someone answers(If they wouldn't answer I would have gone down to Mike's and Dan's). Anyways, I manage to wake James up and he's nice enough to go get the keys from Robyn so that I'm able to get back into my room.

This all amuses the heck out of me, but I think it embarrasses Robyn. Poor girl. XD and for some reason, I knew that would happen someday. The whole, I could get locked in the bathroom thing. I'm just glad I had a way out and that I didn't have to wait in the bathroom for five or so hours waiting to be let out.

Not really much else to talk about, though some of my relationships with people are getting very interesting. (-_-; no, not in the Romantical sense.) I won't go into that though.

And now I really need to go and post before Jade gets sad and kicks me off the HP RPing site. XD I also just realised that my character is going to be going back to school tomorrow. Yay for the hogwarts express!
Current Location: Gryphon's Nest
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Call Me, Call Me ~ Steve Conte (Cowboy Bebop: Blue)

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August 26th, 2008

11:28 pm - -.- Interesting Stuff
Today was amazing when considering classes, but on the Sue interacting with people scale, it was average. I've finally been maxed out on my ability to be around people I don't know and friends. I think this is because I didn't get my time alone that I need to be a good member of society. Sue doesn't have a personality where she can be around people 24/7 without breaks, even though she does love all of her friends.

Oddly, I do have all of my homework done for class tomorrow, though I have some writing assignments due for the next day that I'll have to do tomorrow now. I also have bible study tomorrow at 7... and I think I'm going to ask to be taken off being the representative of the group, and I also want to be off as being listed as president for the group. I've come to realise that the theology they're based off of is not someting I quite agree with (Actually realised this after reading the book that The Edge people lent me to read over the summer).

Sadly I don't think CRU is right for me either, but I'll probably go a few more times anyways. I don't think one could base one's opinion just from a single visit. I think that bible studies should have both a focus on the devotional/spiritual aspect of Christianity and a focus on the learning/scolastic part of it as well. I don't get that from either of the bible studies that I've been to. I also didn't feel very welcomed when I went to CRU. I mean I felt welcomed at times when people would come and talk to me, but I was sort of let alone for a lot of it. I mean it's okay cause there were many new people there, and also, my personality probably ties into this feeling as well. We'll have to see how it goes though.

Well, I'm feeling that old sick feeling now that states that I really, really need to go to bed...
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Current Mood: crushedcrushed
Current Music: Adieu ~ Emily Bindiger (Cowboy Bebop: Blue)

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