I wake up yesterday morning, got dressed and started to do some laundry when I turned on the tv and saw a speical news report...
...You can pretty much assume what the news report was all about. :no:
I feel so sorry for all those killed at Virginia Tech, and it was done in such a sencless way. It was offically the worst school shooting in US history...heck the worst shooting ever in US history...
I informed my boyfriend and KojiKatsuya about what happened and both of them were as shocked as I was. At the time the news about how many were killed and what happened was just coming in.
By the end of the day, 33 people died including the gunman and 15 more people were injured.
It had me shakened and shocked that such a thing could even happen at a college campus. I was expecting it to have happened at a high school campus, not a college campus.
That just proves to me how unpredictable people can be. At this point, there's no place on earth that is safe for people. Not even the places where we're suppose to get an education is safe anymore.
Today I found out more information on who was the gunman, turns out he was a South Korean student whom was considered a 'loner'. He was responsible for both shooting incidents that happened yesterday. They say that after the first shooting incident, he went back to his dorm and either gathered new amunition or wrote an angry note (one such note was found in his dorm room) then headed out to kill more people.
This all still makes me feel uneasy, but what makes me more uneasy is the thought that if this could happen at Virginia Tech, it can happen to ANY college in the US. Including my own...
Moving off topic, life for me has gotten a little better. Dad has let up on all the yelling, but it dosen't change how I feel about staying at home. I'm still going to leave when I get the money.
Ann finally moved out and moved into an apartment she was able to obtain from a friend of hers, she was also able to get a new car from her friend so things are looking up for her.
Job-wise I still have no job and too much time on my hands XD Right now I'm working on my final thesis paper for my online English class. My college semester is almost over, it'll end on April 23. By then i'll get to sell back my book and get some chas X3
I'm also trying to get a friend of mine to talk to her family into getting me a job at their work. I hope i can get some kind of work there, anything will be good.
That's it! I've had it! I can't take staying here and taking all the crap I've been taking from my Dad. ><
I've taken his yelling for the past 20 years and its a wonder that my emotional state hasn't been messed up from all of that.
Things have been pretty sucky for me lately, when I was younger my Dad would yell at my brother more than he did me. But now that I'm older the roles have switched, I get yelled at more than my brother does. (possibly its because he's working and I'm not)
I've noticed that my brother has been getting away with a lot more stuff than I do. If my brother decided to turn on the heat when he coems home (which is around 2 AM) and leaves the on all night with windows in Dad's room wide open (that happened last night), Dad won't say a word to him.
But, if its me simply cooking a hashbrown in a way that dosen't suit him he'll go all out yelling at me (that also happened last night.) That dosen't sound fair to me one bit, esepcially because I'm not the one who's been to jail more times than I can count or who lost their lisence to a DUI.
Lately, I'm not the only one who's sick of putting up with Dad's constant yelling. Ann (who has been staying with us to help get herself back on her feet) is getting ready to move back into her place just to get away from him. I don't blame her either, I'd leave too but I don't have a choice...
That dosen't mean I can't plan for the future, once classes end I plan on getting out of the house and staying with someone for a short time (probably just a few days) so long as it means I get out of the house and get the chance to go job hunting. Obviously, staying home all the time hasn't helped me in getting a job and usually I have no choice but to stay home. (As Dad and everyone else is out working themselves ><)
Once I get a job, I'll start saving up money for either a car or to go live elsewhere (whichever comes first really, at this point I really don't care) but something has to be done. I can't tollerate staing at home much longer.
Talking to Thomas has helped me feel better, but he's all for me leaving. The guy's been worried about my wellfare and staying with someone who constantly yells at me like a dog is not good for my wellfare. However, he knows that rushing off to leave home would be very risky so he has convinced me that its best to take this all slowly instead of getting into a rush to leave home.
I will stay here, but only long enough to make the nessesary money to make it out on my own. Pray for me guys, I need all the support I can get.
The Challenge: Assemble a superteam from your various fandoms. Your team must consist of the following: (1) Team Leader (1) Warrior (1) Smartypants (1) Hottie (1) Comic Relief
All your superteam members must be from DIFFERENT fandoms
(1) Team Leader - Fayt Leingod (What? He's good leadership material!) (1) Warrior - Knuckles (The guy is the last of his kind and living by his insticts alone, that qualifies a warrior material to me) (1) Smartypants - Spyro the Dragon (Well, he can be sarcastic when he wants to be =P) (1) Hottie - Riku (After spending all that time in darkness, he's turned out rather hot to me) (1) Comic Relief - Brock (His attepmts to hit on women are too funny sometimes XD)
March is slowly coming to a close and winter has ended as well, its about time too. I'm getting sick of living day to day with cold tempertures. x_x
I'm also getting sick of writing all these thesis papers, but my April 23 the class will be done and over with. I'll also be able to sell back all my books to the college and get a little money out of all those books I never got to use. Probably save it for if and when KHII:Final Mix comes out in America
But next semester, I plan on getting into Creative Writing if I can...
Lately, Tina and I have been on shopping outings so I've ended up getting an umber of interesting items out of those shopping trips. While the trip prove to be successful as far as buying items, its also been successful in bringing the two of us close teogether as best friends.
In fact, during my last overnight visit to her place, Tina and I sat outside one night and just talked. We sat there on the pourch together and just talk about things in our lives that were effecting us like our families, our past friendship with Amber, thing of that nature.
Having that talk with her made me feel like we could literally talk about anything and everything. Something that I wasn't able to do with Amber in the past. I knew then that so long as we were still able to talk about these kinds of things with each other and not make any radical changes within ourselves, the two of us would remain friends for a long time.
I also realized that, unlike Amber or any of our other high school friends, Tina has been and still is willing to change things for my sake. Her diet being one of them as I tend to worry about her health as she does over my health. Thomas also worries about my health too and I have no doubt he'd be willing to make changes for my sake too.
To me, having someone who can talk with you like that and having someone who's willing to make changes for not just their benefit but for your own, that is what a true friend truly is. Those kinds of people are hard to find in the world these days so I consider myself very lucky to have two of them as my best friends, one of them being my boyfriend ^^
Well, other than that interesting outake on what's happened lately, life's been okay. Both my Dad and my brother are paying me more to keep the house clean and to do my brother's laundry (as I made myself clear that I wasn't doing anything for my brother unless I got paid for it). So, I'm getting a little extra money here and there ^^
As for my KHII Fanfic, I'll probably keep continuing even if Lore looses interest in it. I'll keep it posted at my fnafic journal for anyone to read and for anyone who wants to get in on it too. Its a interactive Rp/fanfic ^^
It seems lately I've been really busy, if its not with finishing trades at DA then I'm busy trying to reply at my RPG groups or trying to write my part for a KHII rp or even finishing and startign on my next thesis papers.
Whew... Well, that dosen't mean I can stop. At least not on my KHII Rp, trades or my thesis papers. 8D
My RPG groups will have to take a backseat for a while, my KH group will probably understand, same with Xanthes he'll probably understant too. As for my only Sonic group, I personally could care less. For the moment everyone else is focused on a different storyline that I'm not in. That and I'm not in too much of a hurry to even join in on the storylines.
For now, I've gotta rewrite my first thesis paper then start on a thesis for my third paper. Once that's done, I REALLY wanna get back to my KHII rp with Lore and finish up my part ^^
I will finish my trade with Kamori as soon as I can, heck I'm already past the half way point so I don't have much more to finish. =D
Loorreee...are you still gonna draw our KHII selves? I just wanna know, that's all X3
Well Valentines Day wasn't exactly what I had hoped for (although I did get a lovely trade pic from Esoretal and my boyfriend bought me some candy ^_^)but I still liked the valentines I got from my frieds (and you know who you are ^^)
As of now, I've taken on a new project...well really a new rp with takatohedgehog we're doing a KHII rp/story together and its been really fun so far =D
Thus it has lead me to create and design my KHII self (as I will be a Nobody and possibly a Organixation XIII memeber, don't know yet XD. I decided to create the basic design using the Candydoll Maker III for both her Nobody self and her Organixation XIII self
For Lore: I finally came up with a KHII design for myself, so here are the dolls to give you an idea of what I'll look like ^^
- I wanted to wear something sleeveless that would show off my Nobody marking on upper shoulder (on my back). The only thing I'd change about the shirt it probably add in another color (like purple or green designs of some sort, something to make it stand out) - I love the pants, but like with the shirt I'd want to add in some kind of designs or another pocket to make it stand out more. - The shoes are what I was looking for (like the shoes the KH characters wear)and I'll probably keep the colors XD - I wanted to add in a scarf, the color is fine with me. - I also wanted to add in her weapon which is called "Rune Beam" but they don't have metal pipes XD - As for her hair and eye color, I wanted to incorperate quialities of myself and my Alter Ego Ashley (the purple eyes are Ashley while the brown hair is mine)
Organization XIII Self:
- I couldn't find any other decent black pants that would really suit her, so I settled for these. I'd get rid of the belt though and make the legs a little shorter. - I know, the shirt is lame XD Mainly I picked it out because its different, it makes her stand out moreso alongside her fellow Organization memebers, make the shirt long enough to cover her belly and it'll be passable by Xenmas XD! - The scarf still remains (I have a reason why she wears it) - I though the shoes were a nice touch, they're just like the Organizations shoes. - She'll still wear the Organization jacket of course. This is more or less what she'll be wearing under it when she take it off to fight X3
I hope you enjoy the dolls Lore, you can finally draw me now and I added the descriptions so you can get a better idea of what I have in mind for her design. Enjoy you guys! ^^
And so, the big day has come...I'm no longer 19 yet I don't feel any older. Wierd, huh? XD
The day is still young, but I love it already. And yesterday made my birthda all the more enjoyable for me. ^__^
Yesterday, ~luciapureheart took me out for a wonderful time in town for my birthday. We went shopping at BestBuy, Tangled Web and EBGames before we decided to eat dinner at Wendy's XD
We had a pretty good time together, it was certainly a lot better than what happened last year. ...Stupid Amber and Gina taking me to such a dangerous place at night ><
Anyways, I've recieved some warm birthday wishes and gifts so far, here's what I've got so far ^^
From ~luciapureheart - Jurassic Park DVD Boxset (she bought it for me at BestBuy, I love the JP movies! *_*)
From ~SamuraiEchidna - Lots of birthday love and Microsoft Office Suit (he has to download it himself and send it to me, but I still appreciate it. I really need that office suit to do my homework with ^^)
Well my friends Christmas has come and gone and so has New Years. The new year has already arrived and that means only one thing...
...I must return to college! O_O XD
Actually, I've just returned to college just yesterday. As it turned out, I wasn't on achedemic probation as I thought I would be. If I was on probation they would've sent me a letter telling me so and they didn't! =D
Things are a little different this semester, I'll be taking all of my classes online. I actually didn't have a choice but to take them all online...
See, both my brother and dad are now working (they both got jobs over the Christmas break) and the times they leave for work interfered with the my schedual for returning to classes. I was able to get there today, but at the expense of my Dad being late. (luckly his boss understood the situation) ^^
While I was there I had my schedual changed. I dropped some of my at campus classes in favor for some online classes. Luckly, I was able to get into a Accounting class online and dropped my other Accounting class. Sadly, I can't say the same for my computer classes. Since there aren't too many computer based classes online I couldn't get into any online. The one that I could get in on was the one I took last semester.
So, I will only be taking two classes online this semester. Maybe by this summer some arrangements will be made for me to either get my lisence or have someone take me to and from college. We'll just have to see...
But in the meantime, I'm counting the days until I turn the big 20. Yep, in two weeks I'll be turning 20 on Jan 21 ^__^
Hopefully my birthday will be a little better than last year. I won't end up in a park late at night on my birthday...o_o;
...and I'm just sitting around the house enjoying the lovely gifts I recieved this year ^.^
Yesterday turned out to be pretty okay, though things were done differently this year than last year. Tina's fmaily decided to open presents first instead of eating dinner THEN opening presents XD
Afterwards, we ate dinner (which rocked, her grandma can really cook ^^) and mostly sat around, enjoying each other's company. Later on, I gave Tina a slight hand in helping clean up (though I stayed out of her way most of it, she didn't like the idea of a guest helping her clean) ^^;
We eventually left her grandparent's house and headed for her house. Whiel I was there I helped her set up her new bookshelf (which explains why my shoulder is a bit sore today, it was a tall bookshelf o_O) Once that was done, we set it up in her room and mostly hung out there until it was time to go.
All in all, it was a pretty good day. It did have its downsides but it dosen't matter, it was Christmas after all ^_^
As for what I recieved this year, here's all that I got:
From Tina and her family: - A Christmas card -Some shower gel - A Beanine Baby (its a super soft blue bear with glitter *_*) - 10KT gold earings (I needed some new gold earings badly ^^) - A set of rewritable CDs - A big white sweater - A gift bag full of goodies - A set of Sonic X DVDs (that was from Tina herself XD)
Tina originally had four presents for me, but one of them was lost while we were in the process of opening presents. I tried to get her to tell me what it was but she ain't telling XD
Gifts from family/friends:
- A big Christmas cook book and a blue jean purse (from my brother and his family ^^) - Gift art from Minit (that I absolutely adore X3) - Gift poetry from my boyfriend (that I also really love ^^)
I also wanted to get my MP3 player by Christmas, but since I'm waiting to be paid back money Dad oews me, it'll have to wait. Plus Thomas is also sending me two other gifts: a DVD-Rom of goodies and Sonic Riders ^^
Now that Christmas is over, my break is nearly over too. I'll have to return to the college t begin the second semester Jan 8...sort of.
As I told you, my grades wern't exactly promising and its possible I could be put on achedemic probation because of it. Though, don't take it as something bad yet, this is actually a good thing.
See, my aunt has been trying to get me a job working as a secretary at her place of work. If I'm on achedemic probation, then she'll for sure be able to get me a job at her work in January, if not them I'll go back to college and take my classes. Basically its a win/win situation for me ^^;
Well, that's it for now. Tell me what you guys got for Christmas ^_^
have a idea for a story...a story that I really like X3
Sonic X: Generation Y (Y meaning those born in the 80's and 90's)
The story: It starts out similar to how Sonic X did - Sonic and his friends end up getting caught up in a massive chaos control sending them all to Earth. As for just how they end up that way has yet to be though up...
Now, here's where things take a different turn.
Instead of ending up in one remote area like in the anime, they all split up and end up in different areas of the US. And unlike the anime, Station Square, Chris and all that stuff dosen't exist. =P
Each of the Sonic characters (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Rouge, Cream, Shadow and Team Chaotix) all end up in different sections of America with one or two possibly ending up in Canada or another country.
They all, again, have to deal with the fact that they're in a new world and all. They also have to deal with the same stuff they did in Sonic X with the government getting involved and trying to capture them.
However, they also have to deal with the fact that they actually DO exist in this world, only as fictional characters of video games. Eventually Eggman will make his appearence on Earth, but at first his appearence won't be quite as fear-strikening as in the anime XD
A lot of other factors play in, current events playing a hand in how the characters react to being here as well as the lives of the people whom they take up residence with.
After all, we all have life issues to deal with. Its a part of life ^^;
Originally, I was thinking of adding some of my online friends (those who live in America) into the story and assign them a Sonic character to end up in their area.
The assigning would be completely at random. Meaning no one gets to decide just what character they want and even if they end up with a character they do or don't like, it'll make for some interesting interactions ^_^
So...what do you guys think? Is it a good idea or not? If I do decide to go through with this, would any of you be willing to participate? Let me know, I would really appreciate your oppinions ^^
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now (even if we don't speak often), please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you!
BTW, I activated the annoymus comments again so if you still want to go the character letter thingy then you're free to do so now ^_^
Now, I shall enjoy more music from DDR...*dances away to the music of DDR* This stuff is addictive! ^.^
Leave a list of fictional characters in your journal that you would love to get a message from. It is your friend-list's mission, should they choose to accept it, to write you an in-character "letter" from a character on that list. Then they post their own list in their journal and the process continues!
Try to post in annonymus, it makes it more fun to guess who it is ^^
1. Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Sora 3. Knuckles the Echidna 4. Axel 5. Roxas 6. Inuyasha 7. Shadow the Hedgehog 8. Rouge the Bat 9. Silver the Hedgehog 10. Ed Alric 11. Riku 12. Shippou 13. Miles 'Tails' Prower 14. Espio the Chameleon 15. Sesshoumaru
- - - - - - - Your Life: The Soundtrack - - - - - - - - So, here's how it works: Open your music player (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, etc). Put it on shuffle. Press play. For every question, type the song that's playing. When you go to a new question press the next button. Some songs fit perfectly. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Opening Credits:Naomi Tamaru - Ready GO! Waking Up: Ghost in a Shell SAC: Yoko Kanno - Inner Universe Falling in Love: Inuyasha: Dearest - Ayumi Hamazaki (Good choice) Fight scene: Shadow the Hedgehog: Powerman 5000 - Almost Dead Breaking up: Utada Hikaru - First Love Getting back together: Kelly Clarkson - Hear Me Secret Love: Yu Gi Oh: Ashita Moshi Kimiga Kowearetoemo Life's okay: Full Moon no Sagashite: Changin' My Life - Love Cronicle Mental breakdown: Pokemon Advance Jap ending (I have no idea what the name of the song is or who sings it...but its sad) Driving Flashback: Sonic X: Off Course - Midori no Hibi Partying: Digimon Tamers - Slash Happy Dance: Hidenori Chiwata - Antaga Iru Dakede Regretting: Sonic Adventure 2: Paul Sortino - E.G.G.M.A.N (LOL XD) Long night alone: Inuyasha: Hitomi Yaida - I Am 9Must've been a fun night alone XD) Final Battle: Tenchi Muyo - No Need For Tenchi (Jap version) Death scene: Inuyasha: Nanasa Aikawa - Owarinai Yumi (Dang, must've been the death of the enemy XD) End credits: Lindsey Lohan - Nobody Til You
After seeing this on kojikatsuya journal, I had to steal this too XD
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