unij: YOU BET KID (Must... resist...)
Parallels between my relationship with Homestuck and Heroes are becoming more and more relevant.

That aside, hey guys! Does anyone know how to set up iTunes so that the songs you don't want on your iPod will still play on the computer? I mean, I've got it set up right now so that unchecked selections won't go on the Pod, but I still want to be able to put my iTunes on random and be able to listen to those songs, without having to recheck and uncheck them every time. I officially have too much BGM on my Tunes, the Pod can't hold them all >>;;
unij: YOU BET KID (Overwhelming Success)
1. Happy belated December, everybody!
2. Vriska stop making me want to punch you
3. I HAVE A SWORD IT IS AMAZING
4. In every new chapter of One Piece Franky gets more and more hilaridiculous
5. Man you can tell Oda has been waiting for the opportunity to be an ocean geek
6. Oh wow the new Homestuck album is great gorgeous
7. SWORRRRRD
8. New Golden Sun game is a lot of fun! But wow they have not fixed the dialogue boringness in this game in the slightest.
9. ?????
10. PROPHET? idek
unij: YOU BET KID (Out of cola?!)
Oh my god One Piece, what are you even--Franky and Brook's stories are terrifying. Like, Franky's hilarious and badass but also terrifying, because it makes you think, oh my god how did he do all that by himself without any proper tools and it blows my mind to even start figuring it out. I'm a little sad it looks like they're going to make it so he doesn't get credit for the disaster and huge bounty increase, too. And Brook's thing... it's... ugh. So bad. Has this man not had enough to deal with already? Reduced to a circus attraction? It's terrifying DDDD=

Bluh bluh the latest plot at XI drove me nuts for a few days but I'm getting over it. Franky's the only one in the midst of it right now and lord knows he doesn't get bothered by this stuff. But Hajime was freaking out so hard that I actually lost sleep over it--took some brainwashing to calm him down, but now we're both feeling better about it. I can handle this, though I'm still miffed. I'm looking forward to events at 2C, it's been slow enough that I bet lots of people will make this latest stuff interesting.

Finally watching the Very Potter Sequel. It's awesome.

Day 25: A song that makes you laugh


When I was first moving into my dorm and getting used to this state, I kept thinking of this. It made me entertained all the way through.

Day 26: A song that you can play on an instrument


For a few years in middle school, I played the piano, prety much solely for the reason that I was tired of how my sister would play it and then when relatives came over they'd go "OOOOOOH CAITLIN PLAY FOR US ON THE PIANO." This was the last song I learned before my parents got tired of my whining about practicing and stopped paying for lessons. For years I could play it on muscle memory, and it's only been a year or so since I noticed that it finally has vanished for good.

Day 27: A song that you wish you could play


THIS is the song that makes me wish I still played the piano. LISTEN TO THAT ROCKOUT. Unf.


listage )
unij: YOU BET KID (Ah... this one is... formidable...)
It is truly ridiculous, the fact that I manage to have drama about my stupid Pokewalker. Though, I guess I don't need to worry about it anymore; the front half of it fell off at some point during my walk home from work without my noticing, and thusly I can assume it is lost forever. With how bad it was glitching out, I don't really mind, but it had my Vulpix in it D=

The latest drama at XI is a real stretch for me. Hajime was already mentally close to the breaking point after being trapped in the past, and I can't have him ignore the fact that the school is suddenly alive. He's having a total breakdown, and I'm just hoping that he'll be able to get through it in one piece. Morrison was having a really harsh time after a certain talk with Derrick, too, and this is not helping him think things through clearly. Franky doesn't really care, but I miss his Dad-logs already. Ugh.

Wow it's been four days since I updated this sucker MY LIFE IS BORING

Day 21: A song you listen to when you're happy


Pretty much all mys songs are happy. This is one that is suitably catchy.

Day 22: A song you listen to when you're sad


Not much to add there. Makes me giggle.

Day 23: A song you want to play at your wedding


Hahahahahahahahahahaha I am so not having a wedding, but uhhh here's an awesome sequence about that afterglow feeling |D

Day 24: A song you want to play at your funeral


Again... not much to add =3

derp )
unij: YOU BET KID (Franky's deep soul)
Bluhhhh families are complicated. Why can't everything in the world make sense and be easy. Conveniently, though, playing Franky in various threads in total Dad-mode has been unbelievably therapeutic. The guy knows how to reduce things down to a place where the answer feels obvious; feeling bad about what's going on won't get anything done. All thins considered about him, the fact that he's a calming presence is kind of hilarious. "I did it my way," indeed.

My Pokewalker is broken again, though. Even worse than before. It pisses me off.

Day 18: A song you wish you heard on the radio


I have often wished that there were radio stations that played video game music; there's some stuff that is really beautiful to listen to, be it instrumental background music or things with lyrics like this.

Day 19: A song from your favorite album


I don't really pay attention to albums themselves? I care more about artists. Annnd my more favorite artists have already taken previous Days, so... but this makes a good opportunity to talk about how awesome the Homestuck soundtracks are. I don't think there's been any updates that have pumped me up as hard as this one, though Act 4's conclusion was undeniably epic. This one finally made me realize how huge all the stuff going on is, and as ever the music couldn't be more fitting.

Day 20: A song you listen to when you're angry


As I've said before, I don't really have much sad or angry music. So when I'm frustrated, I prefer to channel that into a feeling of badassery, like whatever is opposing me, I don't have to worry about it; I'm more bad than it is.

Even on your song list... LOCK ON! )
unij: YOU BET KID (Yeah but is the grub good?)
TO MY MSPA-AWARE FRIENDSLIST

PESTERCHUM IS REAL

My chumhandle is ultimateJiver and I tend to avoid zounding harzh

Come chum with me

In related news DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY

Day 17: A song that you hear often on the radio


I don't listen much to the stations that play stuff like Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga, because KFOG is cool.

bluh bluh huge list )
unij: YOU BET KID (Chopper my head is not grass)
I like having really good days. Just days where there are a bunch of little things that make you really happy. I need more of those days. I like them.

Though, in regards to MSPA: OH MY GOD VRISKA YOU ARE SUDDENLY REALLY CREEPY My skeev meters were already pretty highly wound after watching The Worst Episode in Thriller Bark, and this is not helping it wind back down, girl. PUNCH HER IN THE THROAT TAVROS

So, do any of you old Daisychain people remember Leaf Coneybear? Those of you who said yes, do any of you watch the show Modern Family? Fun fact: Leaf and Mitchell are one and the same. I always knew Mitchell looked familiar, and once I realized why, I just... it makes me happy.

Day 15: A song that describes you

...I have motivation issues.

Day 16: A song that you used to love but now hate

This was my favorite song for at least two years, maybe three. It was my most played song on iTunes by at least sixty plays, I recall. It's still a really awesome song, of this I will never deny. However, with time, I overexposed myself to it, and thusly end up often skipping it when it comes up on the 'Pod. This, unfortunately, tends to happen with most songs that were once my Favorites, and I worry for when it happens to my current favorite set.

that thing with the labels )
unij: YOU BET KID (Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe)
Oh god I'm finally getting back into RPing after dragging my feet for ages. I'm having a lot of fun in both games, thank god, and have a ton of tags to do which is both stressful and amazing, because I actually have the brainpower to RESPOND to them! Vampires and Time travel, that's all it takes, I guess.

Yesterday was a weird day at work. The systems were down, so I had to do all the math by hand, and if anyone had a credit card we had to put it through this really oldschool receipt machine. However, three years of experience with adding up prices without a cash register helped me through the task, along with the fact that it was pretty damn slow. We put up the poster for The Room, and... dear god, it's ugly. It's just a close-up of Wisseau, and lord he is just a bizarre looking man. It's amazing. We won't start showing until October, but it's worth it to get people excited. Because gog damn, this movie.

Also, completely bizarre: We're showing Toy Story 3 for a week. Like, a movie that people will have heard of. A movie people will take their kids to. You have no idea how big a deal that is for this theater. I am excited and will sneak in all the time.

I left my sketchbook at work ._. d'oh

Day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure


Oh god why is this song on my iPod ;-; It's so. So dorky. Oh god. But I can't bring myself to delete it.

Day 14: A song no one would expect you to love
WARNING: NSFW

Ahahahahahaha it's just so hilariously VULGAR I can't get over it. I laugh every time this comes on my 'pod.

listy )
unij: YOU BET KID (Badass Enough To Not Care)
UGH, COMPUTER. I can understand shutting down with, like, 10 percent battery left. I can even accept 25, though that's pushing it. But 35% of the battery left, and my computer suddenly clicks off? Hell with that. This thing doesn't even give me any warning of running low on juice until 25%, and even then it's a barely noticeable icon in the corner. Bull hockey.

Also, saw Inception tonight with my friend. We were both pretty solidly underwhelmed: it wasn't bad, but we really didn't think it lived up to the hype at all.

Day 11: A song from your favorite band

I think this question is cheap for making me pull out my favorite band when i could use it on another category 8| Regardless, They Might Be Giants is a brilliant group--one thing I love, beyond their whimsy and bizarreness, is the fact that you get songs about things that you never hear about; while everyone else is writing love songs, here we have a song about the effects of imperialism and the glazing over of history, put to a fun and easy tune.

(speaking of Tiny Tunes, dear god I only realized the other day that Elmyra Duff is supposed to be the opposite of Elmer Fudd. DERRRRRP)

Day 12: A song from a band that you hate

Again, I don't really listen to things I don't like, so nothing really stands out in my mind as a terrible band who I loathe. That being said, while Nickelback songs on their own are okay--I can listen to them on the radio, etc--it drives me insane that they are pretty much all recycles of the exact same song over and over. The same thing applies to Linkin Park.

30 Days )
unij: YOU BET KID (Chopper my head is not grass)
You know, it's a good thing I got bad news during work today, where being cheery is part of the job. Makes it easier to get over being pissed off at my friend for ditching us again... at least for while I'm focusing on the customers. We've been waiting for weeks to see Inception together as a group, and it's always been her who can't make it for one reason or another. Family on vacation? Sure. Working at her job? Fine. But drawing a comic is not a valid excuse right now. Otherwise, it's just more time to think about how pissed off I am. It's a really miserable feeling, to realize that your friend won't even make the time to see you. I don't have a lot of friends in the first place, and when the ones I do have don't seem to ever want to hang out, that's a real blow to my mood.

Day 08: A song that you know all the words to


Every song I have....? Seriously, I memorize songs reeeeally easy. I think I memorized this one entirely by watching Don't Eat The Mushroom over and over.

Day 09: A song that you can dance to


...and all the other ones, too... bluh. But man I can groove out to this song nonstop. It's just so. Happy. It's impossible not to groove to, if you ask me.4

Day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep



...Does this mean boring songs? Or relaxing songs? Either way, I can't fall asleep to music. Music activates my brain, I have no choice but to focus in on it. If there's music on, I can't focus on reading or writing, let alone sleeping. It's easier if it's BGM or wordless music, though.

FORSOOTH

Jul. 29th, 2010 11:12 pm
unij: YOU BET KID (Flip the fuck out)
Oh my god the latest One Piece chapter. I was kind of bored with it for the most part because I really don't care about any of these politics things or the Marines (outside of Koby so I did love seeing him spazzing), and then it gets to the Strawhats! Yay! And then...

What the shit, Franky.

I mean, DAMN. That's... ahahah. Wow. GUESS PRESSING THAT BUTTON WAS A MISTAKE HUH? Jeez the more I look at it the creepier it is. And the wierdest part of it isn't the appearance, but... "Forsooth"? Since when did Franky say stuff like "Forsooth"? Did his cola get messed up with the explosion? I mean... seriously, it could be a translation thing, but it's just plain WEIRD.

I went to visit the house my parents are planning on buying, and discovered something interesting: it's up a long, winding path with several streets branching off, with such names as "Taurus Ave," "Virgo Rd," "Capricorn Ave," and Leo and Aquarius ones that I didn't catch the full names of. This house is henceforth known as Alternia House.

Day 07: A song that reminds you of a certain event



The vast majority of Beach Boys songs remind me of once, when I must have been like five years old, when my family went camping, like with a tent and everything, and Dad had us listen to their stuff a lot on the way up--which was fine by us, because who doesn't love the Beach Boys?
List thing )
unij: YOU BET KID (Badass Enough To Not Care)
My Pokewalker is a loser who cannot keep a battery charged for more than a damn month. Grrr.

Also, the coworker I filled in for today has some serious issues. It is not the first time her alcohol habit has impeded her ability to work; she's called in sick many more times, along with storming out of work, and sometimes even going to get drinks in between the rushes. I'm surprised Ganager hasn't fired her ages ago, but he's been known to be really resistant to the idea of firing his workers; Ckoworker was a prime example, it took a real clusterfuck to finally get him to act on that. Hrmph.

In more entertaining news, Nanager apparently has plans to start showing The Room once a month at our theater. Yeah, that The Room. We'll see how that works out.

Day 06: A song that reminds you of somewhere



Unfortunately, none of the versions of BNL's Best Hits album are available to embed, but pretty much any one of their songs in here will remind me of Florida, where my mother and I occasionally will visit her friend. One visit, I listened to the aforementioned album pretty much nonstop, forever implanting the association. I loved visiting over there, so it's a good thing. Also, who doesn't love a song about Yoko Ono? So long as it's not... actually sung by Yoko.

List o' songs )
unij: YOU BET KID (Just One More Minute)
Apparently my parents are moving. I mean, my dad has been super excited for a week or so about this house not too far up the hill from us, with a fabulous view and not much else. But Dad doesn't get excited about much, so despite Mom's reservations she let him go ahead and start looking, but we were thinking--and kind of hoping--that it would fall through. But it sounds like things are getting serious. It's not a far move, but packing up and cleaning up our place for sale is a big process. And, on top of that, my sister just... two days ago, I guess, got an offer with a friend to share an apartment. She's been really wanting to move out lately, with how nuts Mom can get, so she's thrilled to take it up. Weird how these things line up, I guess.

Okay, I don't know why, but for some reason watching playthroughs of Persona 4 is something I find hilarious. I swear I've watched the same 4 hours of opening plot with three different comedy tracks. I found the guys who did the Endurance Run and it is cracking me up. I am a loser.

Pokemon news: Red is a bastard with ridic-level pokemon and I had my butt handed to me. I managed to get through 4 of his six, but that was with spamming hyper potions the whole way and getting a lot of help from the hail. Also I had to sacrifice one of my main 6 in order to use Rock Climb. This is why I hate HMs.

Day 06: A song that reminds you of someone



Back in 2nd or 3rd grade, I had a friend who I would hang out with all the time, with weekly playdates. Whenever she came to my house, we'd bust out the Beanie Babies and play with them while my clock-CD player went on in the background. I didn't have a very evolved taste in music back then, all my CDs were cartoon and movie soundtracks, and the Rugrat Movie one the leading one for that time. She ended up going to live overseas for a year, and by the time she got back we had grown apart. We were still classmates up through high school, but never really hung out since. It happens.

Song List )
unij: YOU BET KID (Psy-yai-yai...)
Have you guys heard about that movie, The Kids Are All Right? It's gotten a lot of positive buzz, and it's our most popular movie at the theater right now. Almost everyone comes out looking pleased, but as of today, our fourth day with the movie, there have been two walk-outs who make sure to share their feelings of how terrible and offensive it is.

First was on opening night, a woman who stormed out, growling "I hate that movie," and when we ask her, as she storms past, why she feels that way, she says that the main characters, a lesbian couple, are "sell outs" because one of them made out with the male lead. I guess I can understand that point of view, a little, since it's gotta be pretty annoying to have so little representation of lesbians in Hollywood, only to have it twisted a little, but... the trailer for the movie showed that was going to happen. And I think storming out before seeing how the thing was resolved is a bit hasty.

Then there was today, when two girls came in to see the movie. They commented on how much they liked my coworker's shirt, which was a promotional one for the movie, with the title written on the front. We had spares, so we gave them two for free. About an hour into the movie, they came out, asking for their money back, because the movie was racist (the male lead was rude to the gardener, they said), misogynistic, and the couple appeared to be verbally abusive to each other, played for laughs. I mean, I haven't seen the movie yet, but I think there's a lot of assumptions being put in there. I mean, there's no laugh track, can you really be sure all of the above is played for laughs, and not meant to be commentary? And aren't there lots of couples who trash talk to each other for the fun of it? I wouldn't know, admittedly.

...There's no real point to this above rambling, it's one thirty in the morning and I'm just rehashing the things me and my coworkers were saying.

Moving on to less political things! After spending a bunch of time in Pokemon leveling up a few spare Poke's for the sake of evolving and adding to the 'Dex, it is really refreshing to get back with my main six, and actually feeling like the leveling up process has a point. Also I'm finally en route to Mt. Silver, which contains Pokemon with a decent exp. rate turnover and that feels awesome. Not to mention I caught like four new guys in an hour, that was awesome--I always made a point of trying to only catch the first in an evolutionary chain and evolving them naturally, but after realizing I never actually followed up on that I have started being a little more progressive. It feels good.

IN OTHER WORDS SARAH IS A HUGE DORK HERP DERP DERP 8D

Also I really like my neighbor she is a sweetheart who pays me a ton to look after her cat sometimes but it would be great if she actually emailed me with instructions when she says she is going to. This is for the sake of her gimp cat after all.

Day 04: A song that makes you sad



To be honest, I don't really listen to very many sad songs at all. I don't like feeling sad. I like to feel happy. My iPod is full of songs that either make me feel happy, or make me feel badass, or make me feel like a total geek. Or some combination of the three. Songs make me most sad when I have something sad to associate them with. And no scene has ever made me cry harder than the one I associate this song with.

30 Day List )

EDIT: OH HOLY CRAP



POSE AS A TEAM SHIT JUST GOT REEEEEEEAL
unij: YOU BET KID (IT'S IN YOUR HEARRRRRT)
And now Strong World has been implanted into my brainbanks. And it is beautiful. And full of crack. Oda, my good man, what are you? No really, tell me. You can trust me. If you are secretly an alien bringing visions of nirvana, or some sort of holy shonen angel, I understand. And I thank you, so deeply, for what you have bestowed upon this world.

But no really why didn't Biri join the crew.

Doctor Who continues to be cool, too, though Martha has yet to really grow on me as instantaneously as Donna did. I wish they could just have Shakespeare as a companion, he seems well suited. Either way, sad to say, I don't love it as much as One Piece, because holy hell that was awesome.

I found two dollars while sweeping up a theater! Dropped by two different people, no less. Guess there's an advantage to people being slobs!

Day 03: A song that makes you happy



"And please remember, people, that no matter who you are, and what you do to live, thrive, and survive, there are still some things that make us all the same: you, me, them, everybody. Everybody."
I haven't actually seen the movie >> believe me when I say that this song makes me want to.

30 Day List )
unij: YOU BET KID (Onward!)
Finally got back to watching Doctor Who! Why did I put it off so long. Finished off Rose's arc and Donna's special episode, who makes a hilarious first impression |D And on to Martha I go!


Day 02: Your least favorite song



It's a bit of a silly question, since I just don't listen to songs I don't like. I'm sure there are ones I hate more than this out there, but I wouldn't know, I either haven't heard them or have pushed them out of my memory banks due to repression or having better things to use my memory on. Anyway, I just hate this one because it once got stuck in my head for like an entire shift at work and would not leave, and when lyrics that repetitive and inane get stuck in your head, ooh you are guaranteed for a bad time. Just thinking about it, I need to make an effort to keep it from getting stuck in there. Ugh.

The List )
unij: YOU BET KID (Hmm-ha Hmm-ha)
Finally found my old, misplaced copy of Rhythm Heaven; for some ridiculous reason, I must have thought that putting it inside the case of another game entirely was a good idea. Note to self: it ain't. But hey, now I have another copy, in case... something.

I actually got a decent number of shifts at work this week! It is a good thing. Some of them are closing shifts, which have the advantage of mo' money, but the disadvantage of being there until midnight. Though I'm up well past midnight every night anyway so v(._.)v

Annnnnnnnd because my willpower has crumbled... 30 DAY MUSIC MEME WOOOOO

My goal is to get through this with only one song per artist and no EBA or OTO things because that is just too obvious for me.

Day 01: Your favorite song



Couldn't find a good quality version of it outside of live performances, unfortunately. I just love the message of the song: Please don't be a lobster, friends are best. Even if it's dorky as all get out, it's still super sweet when you get down to it.

30 Day List )
unij: YOU BET KID (Franky's deep soul)
I could put something of substance here. But I am tired and mildly grumpy. So here's this thing.

- go to http://translationparty.com/
- enter some song lyrics
- post the resulting garbled messes to your LJ
- have your hapless flist try to guess which songs they are from


1) We have a dancer's hands and cold symptoms
2) We have created I always lived in harmony
3) The eggs are known to drive the first primitive man and bacon
4) All the way, I love to please either.
5) I doubt the world spit cooking
6) In some cases, you need something like
7) These are not you come talk to me
8) Someone told me you looked like her boyfriend
9) Brand new invention in ice
10) If necessary, why, please contact us!
11) S is - from the height of the stream, every mountain valley low enough is enough
12) I think you try to ignore the gravity of your flying high
13) To synchronize the time I can offer many ideas
14) The program will be expanded in the early solar
15) Big dish of beef chow mein going to get
16) We need to create in the field of eating pork and bean cake
17) Looks like a shy boy, do not kiss a girl
18) Lock the mouse eye
19) Segway, I think you know please please refer to the role of all your geek and white.
20) If we know the rules so you know, I love it
unij: YOU BET KID (need normal people close)
Things that are awesome:

1. A Very Potter Musical

2. The World God Only Knows (GO READ IT)

3. Homestuck

4. ????

5. Having a PROFIT!
unij: YOU BET KID (uuber fail osu)
Uggh

So on top of the essay I'm writing on Iron Man (coming along slow but sure, I think), we have to read one book a week, and then write two 'talking points' to bring in for seminar. It's pretty much all books based on music, with a few exceptions. And it has been getting harder for me every week to find points to go off about. I just... I love music, I think music is awesome. But I am not a scholarly analyzer when it comes to music. I listen to it, and enjoy it, but I couldn't tell you much about composition or genre or influences or how it connects. I just enjoy it.

I am looking at this book and staring at the pages and trying to figure out what I can say that I haven't already said in all the past papers I've turned in. It's. Not coming easy.

Hnarrrg having to use my brain is not as easy as it should be

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