Recent Posts by Violinagin D.
Oh, I didn't know. I'd just heard "the director of the Nightmare Before Christmas" and I thought there was only one. That explains why I liked it... I normally don't enjoy Tim Burton movies. :P
Did you noticed she used the word "crooked" to describe his smile every single time in the first book... except once? Just once, randomly, in the middle of the book she refers to his smile as "[Bella's] favorite uneven smile"
It happens around sixth grade ^_^... I think I worked my way out of it.... Maybe? I have more optimism... some days :D
It's my life. I have a degree in fine art and I'm thinking about going back to get a degree in math so that I can get a degree in theoretical physics from a topological perspective, dealing with stuff such as chaos mathematics and how they will help with actually thinking about string theory and the like. I know what I just said completely jumps several compartments of math/science/whatever, but I think the big breakthroughs will come putting it all together, instead of pigeon-holing everything. And that's how I think about it all.
I was thinking about doing more with astrophysics as well, but I really have to narrow down what I want to do. I have too much on my plate. But I did so love it.
The worlds are completely blended already. At least for me, but then again I started out as a science person, very bad at art. The real problem for me is I see no problems with science and religion holding hands at all, and I get all sorts of crap for that, from BOTH parties ALL the time.
Ooh, I liked that. And The Eureka Effect was interesting as well. And Eye and Brain, the Psychology of Seeing was very good, if a bit technical for a light read :P
There are a few people (myself included) who expressed dislike for the book on the twilight thread.
I think it's completely God Awful myself, but it was so bad it was comic gold to me.
Ooh... I love A Wrinkle in Time. I have about 6-8 copies of that book and there is no telling how many times I've read it! At least twice as much as I've read Harry Potter and I lost count at 34 when I was reading Harry Potter. And speaking of Children's(?) books, I just loved Howl's Moving Castle. So completely different from the movie, but each were absolutely perfect!
I really liked The Dreamland Chronicles by Wm. Mark Simmons. Read all three books in a day and a half because I couldn't stop.
I loved it. Very much in the style of Fairy Tales I read, and even a bit darker than some of the watered down versions I grew up hearing. Talk about shocking... I can totally relate to the poor children who listened to the Watered Down version in the notes in the book.
It's nothing like Harry Potter, but it wasn't supposed to be. I think I liked the Hairy Heart or Babbity Rabbity best... :P
I was kinda shocked going into hot topic the other day. There used to be tall, pierced and tattooed guys and girls who'd work there and shoot you dirty looks and death metal playing. I went in and there was all this Twilight stuff, a very bouncy, happy song playing, and three tiny, girly-guys who worked there, talking about their boyfriends.
I just had to crack up at how /different/ it was. Of course it has been almost twelve years sense I stepped foot in one @_@.
I went to a private high school and there was a very definite chasm between two groups of people. Though to tell you the truth we outcast all kinda felt sorry for the normal people. And there were only 40ish people in my grade. So it's not exactly like in the movies. I also didn't get along with either group really well, but on good days I could eat lunch with the outcasts. The rest of the nerds worked during lunch. I ended up doing that later on in my high school years.
My brother went to public school for a year or two, and he said it was very different. Not so groupy. Of course our PreK-12 School had only 500-700 people, give or take, and that's how many people were in the graduating class of the public school. There were bound to be a few differences.
Because I'm paid to. It helps with customer service (or something). I get complimented a lot, though I wish it could be for real.
I remember doing the hot dress thing for my boyfriend. We so ended up making out in the art room :D Now I'm smiling from /that/ memory!
We used to get dropped off at a library after school, I was in heaven everyday!
Now I'm working about building up my own library. Nothing huge. Only about 2000 books, but I get about 100 a month. @_@
What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Got my degree. Yay.
Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't usually make them.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Did anyone close to you die?
It was a few years ago, but it still feels like yesterday.
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Is it sad I don't remember anything from this last year?
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Two jobs and a degree. I also finished nanowrimo.
What was your biggest failure?
Not finishing that damn painting.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just major depression.
What was the best thing you bought?
Acer Netbook. Or my crystal ball. Or the three hundred and forty three books.
Where did most of your money go?
Frivolous crap. And books.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
A trip to see a friend... that didn't happen.
Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
ii. thinner or fatter?
iii. richer or poorer?
Richer, I guess. Though I've been buying more stuff, so poorer in money, richer in crap.
What do you wish you'd done more of?
What do you wish you'd done less of?
Did you fall in love in 2008?
I don't know.
What was the best book you read this year?
Dear God, way too many to count. The Art Spirit is turning out fabulous, but I just got it. I suppose I remember the graveyard book best.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Doing something entirely crazy, so not me, that would have completely incensed my parents, confused the hell out of my friends, and zapped me out of this.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
What kept you sane?
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
The happier your parents are about your life track, the more miserable you are. And sometimes your brother isn't as big a jerk as he acts like.
BÃ©la Lugosi is the only vampire for me!
I suppose I should watch more than four vampire movies to really have an opinion on them. I've only seen Underworld, Twilight, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, and Dracula (1931). Dracula was good. The others... eh... I'll be nice and say they weren't my cup of tea. Though I must admit I enjoyed Twilight because it was so bad it was hilarious. And there were some parts in the Leslie Nielsen one I genuinely laughed at.
*cries* The only reason I know I will be able to make it through work tomorrow is that I have both new years eve and new years off and I made some uber awesome plans.
But I am still dreading tomorrow with every atom of my SOUL.
I got 2 cds, 2 books, and a coat, three sets of pajamas (?), and a Books a Million gift card for 25 dollars. I may or may not be getting tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra again. If not I will be getting some money and I will use it to buy a netbook. I do not know which one I want. Probably the acer.
I had just gotten over time pay before Christmas, so while I bought Christmas presents for everyone I bought myself the absolute sandman volume three, and a real crystal ball that was on sale (regular 129, now only 32) and I'm really pleased with it.
I actually can't wait until my birthday (2 weeks) because my mom complained that there was nothing to get me, and she just found out that I have an amazon wish list :D So I'm gonna be getting some books! Yay!
"Careful when you open
It's easy to be broken
In the strangest fashion
You start a chain reaction
When You look my way
Something's pounding away
And I wonder if I ever felt this before
And All this time
Oblivious To what you make so obvious
I can't believe I never noticed my heart before"
Such a fun song! Mute math are fun. I didn't realize they had done a Twilight song until searching for their lyrics one day. I think noticed would have been a good song for that mix.
I've been in the south all my life. Everyone I know has been everywhere. *sigh* Up until I was a senior in high school, I had not been north of the Mason-Dixon line. Actually, just north of I-20 was my limit. And then finally I got to go to Chicago twice, and then Colorado.
But I have the bug! I want to go everywhere. Those places aren't enough.
*blinks* I had a first today. Well, I'm used to things ringing up to high, and then people not buying them. Today it happened a bit differently. I had a guy come through my register and I scanned the tote boxes he was going to buy, they rang up /less/ than he thought they would, and suddenly he did not want them anymore. He seemed insulted that instead of ringing up four dollars each they were ringing up 3.98. I was like... whu??
And if I get one more person switching labels I'm going to hit them with whatever it is they tried to buy. Idiots. I'm not stupid. I can see there is another sticker on top of the bar code! *face palm* I had one person curse under his breath when I pulled off the wrong sticker and scanned the correct item. Hah!