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Oct. 12th, 2011

Stealing shamelessly from Alcy.

HOLIDAY FIC REQUESTS!

Comment with a day, a fandom, a pairing, and a prompt, and I will write at least 300 words for you, to be posted on the day you claimed. Any fandom you know I'm familiar with is fair game. If you have any doubts, just ask. Canon or RP-verse welcome!

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Apr. 10th, 2011

In case anyone is wondering, that last post was not me. But instead an impostor that broke into my hotel room while I was in the bathroom. Such a ninja like impostor!

But yes I am back from Chicago (where I went for my older brother's wedding) and it was a lot of fun :) And spending more time with attaining was also a blast! I'd say more, but I'm dead tired after a 9 hour train ride.

Instead I'll just...C&P a potential plot idea I have for Reno that I wrote on the train. Hopefully it is coherent, I'm not sure anymore. VAST AMOUNTS OF REST HAVE NOT BEEN ON MY SIDE THIS WEEKEND.

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Mar. 11th, 2011

Sick of dealing with LJ's horrible customer service depite being paying customers?

Please go here!

It's a petition created by a friend of mine in regards to their treatment of people over the broken notifications the past ten days. Not sure what this will do, but hey it's worth a shot.

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Paradisa; APRIL FOOLS 2011 PLAN STUFF

YES A YUFF UPDATE.

Anyway so I'm starting to work on planning for April Fools at paradisa. For those of you who have no idea what that means, pretty much every year on April Fools for the past two years between 12am and 11:59pm EST - people are prone to burst into song. Muns can choose songs for their characters to sing and people have done some amazing things with it. On top of that, there are only three rules to it.

1) NO BACKTAGGING POSTS. It's April fools, it's supposed to seem spontaneous and contained to one day. If people post after the finale well...it kinda ruins that feel. Over the years we've set it up so people can backtag via comments to the finale song OR other people's posts, but if you want to make individual post songs after April 1st? You gotta do a loss. I know this sucks for people who are busy on April Fools, but with this being year three I hope you can plan accordingly so at the very least you can post and run. There are no exceptions to this rule since I feel it'd be unfair for me to pick and choose who has a valid reason to get a backdated post and who doesn't.
2) NO PRE-OOC POST. It wouldn't be April Fools if it looked like a pre-planned event. All information about this plot is word of mouth- so if you know a mun that is new this year or somehow did not notice April Fools for the past two years? TELL THEM ABOUT IT!! Usually this is not too much of a problem since people tend to catch on once they see that there is singing and I try to spend every hour I'm available in chat to answer questions :D
3) DON'T DO DOUBLE SONGS. This has...never really been a problem luckily :D in fact I can only recall about 3 or 4 times where a mun wanted to do a song that was already taken and then they easily found another song to do. Just the general rule of thumb is if you want to do a song that's sorta popular or mainstream, just ask me if anyone's called it and be prepared to have an alternative song to do if you wait until the last minute. FYI LONELY ISLAND TENDS TO GET PICKED FIRST AND A LOT, IN FACT TWO LONELY ISLAND SONGS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED FOR THIS YEAR SO IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DO A SONG FROM THEM? ACT FAST AND CONTACT ME!! Every other artist..ever tends to go at a slower pace. Songs done from previous years are free to do again (though weirdly we had NO repeats last year from 2009 last year), so no worries there. :)

So yes besides that stuff, you guys are free to do what you want and have fun with it :) It's really incredible to see what people pull off, so I'm looking forward to what you guys have to offer!

Now onto the real reason for this post. Every year for April Fools, we have an opening song and a finale. The opening is done at 12am EST April Fools and it's done by 2+ characters. This kicks off the whole event pretty much. In 2009, Reno and Spike Speigel did "Umbrella" by Rhianna and in 2010 Allen and Arthur did "Hot N' Cold" by Katy Perry. THIS YEAR, I'm looking for volunteers to do the opening song. You can pick any song you want, do it any style you want as long as it gets posted by midnight EST. Please either comment here or contact me if you would be interested!

I also need help picking out a finale song. Usually this song is the most popular song among muns of the year, usually pretty cracky or memeic. Last year it was "Always" by Erasure and the year before that it was "I'm on a Boat" by Lonely Island featuring T-Pain. It's performed by NPCs controlled by me and any person I can strong arm into helping me.

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Someday...I will have an actual entry in this thing. I swear.

But anyway, for my Intro to Jewish History & Civilization class we're currently studying the theological/cultural differences of different sectors of the Jewish faith that faith today. Part of this is a paper assignment that requires interviews from people involved in the Jewish community. Which unfortunately for me, the only Jewish people I know in my RL I either haven't spoken to in a long time so I'd feel awkward calling them up just for an interview - or have become hardcore atheists who would flip tables if I even attempted to ask for an interview about their Jewish background. So I turn to the internet, since I'm well aware that I'm not aware of everyone's religious background.

For an interview, I'm currently looking for people who identify as Jewish. It doesn't matter the religious movement or if you're currently following up on all the practices - I just need people who identify as Jewish and are possibly involved with the community (or used to be!). Mostly the interview is about what you think is Judaism and what makes a person Jewish, essentially.

I promise anything said in the interview will be confidential outside myself and the people grading my paper, since I'm well aware that talking about religion can be a touchy issue for people. If needed, we can even change your name in the paper itself to protect your identity if that would make you feel more comfortable. Not that the questions are super personal beyond talking about your religion and your opinions on Judaism...but once again, religion can be a emotional subject for people.

So if you identify as Jewish or know someone who does and would be willing to participate in an interview (ask them first!), please comment with a name and email that I can reach you or the person in question at. For the sake of giving me enough time to write up the paper, I would like to have the interviews back by November 20th if possible. If you need a later date than that, tell me and we can probably work something out.

Thank you! And comments will be screened for the sake of privacy :)

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Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


HELLLLP

Okay guys, so I went apartment viewing and I think I have it narrowed down to two places that I possibly want to apply for. Now I have to  make my decision within the next couple days, and both places have pros and cons - so I'm not sure which one to choose. SO PLEASE HELP ME OUT AND DECIDE WHAT WOULD BE BEST.

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Sorry for you dudes that are seeing this multiple times, but with the fact that the movie The Last Airbender is currently rated as a worse movie than Marmaduke: The Movie, the crew at paradisa felt that maybe that all that The Last Airbender needed was a bit of a cast change for the future remake if they ever decide they are out of their minds again.

So for your consideration:

The Last Airbender: Casting Proposal

Trust me, we take this very seriously p_o
Starting up a meme/survery/questionaire because I'm curious.

Behind the cut is the list of a 100 famous women from the 20th and 21st century. This is not a complete list and by no means the only famous women during that period of time. Please read through the list and count up all the ones that you are familiar with without needing to look up, tallying your score at the end and commenting with what it was. You don't need to repost the list, just a simple score will do. The list also has a large amount of international names, so people who not US residents can attempt to take it too.

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...Ouch. And to think I'm nearly done with a college semester of a Women's culture class too. I could say something about the status of education about women today, but really the score speaks for itself.

COME ON GUYS SURELY ONE OF YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS. Also since it's public feel free to link it to other people to do.
The roleplayreport are making me look forward to fridays again.

And ffff, I have a huge urge to go out and walk, but that's kinda hard to do when there's snow and ice everywhere. DAMN YOU WINTER.

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A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE IS AT HAND

OKAY ENOUGH TALKING POLITICS.

NOW ITS TIME FOR THE SERIOUS ISSUE. A question that popped up in my head and I really want the answer for.

And that is...do the girls in Canada and other nations find foreign accents sexy, or is it just a really weird American quirk?

PLEASE ANSWER THIS POLL HONESTLY SO I MAY HAVE MY CURIOSITY A LITTLE BIT SATISFIED.

Poll #1292200 A Study on North American Girls and the Appeal of Accents

Americans: Do you find certain foreign accents attractive?

Yes!
15(88.2%)
A little.
1(5.9%)
No.
0(0.0%)
Not sure.
1(5.9%)

Americans: If you answered yes, what type of accents? (top 3-5)

Canadians: Do you find certain foreign accents attractive?

Yes!
3(75.0%)
A little.
1(25.0%)
No.
0(0.0%)
Not sure.
0(0.0%)

Canadians: If you answered yes, what type of accents? (top 3-5)

Non-US/Canadians: Do you find certain foreign accents attractive?

Yes!
1(50.0%)
A little.
1(50.0%)
No.
0(0.0%)
Not sure.
0(0.0%)

Non-US/Canadians: Which country are you from, and if you answered yes, which accents? (top 3-5)

Nov. 4th, 2008

THATS RIGHT. I'M ADDING TO THE LJ EXPLOSION

HELL YES.

WE DID IT GUYS. WE FUCKING DID IT.

Decision '08 Presidential Results

My psych professor cancelled class so we could all go vote. And next week I don't have classes on Tuesday for some reason. SO...I GUESS NO PSYCH FOR ME FOR TWO WEEKS.

But now, let's focus on tonight.



;; I just wanted a shiny widget and not have to go to ontd_political since the high comment count freezes up my comp. ;;
A quick poll for everyone in/watching paradisa

Poll #1286905 Paradisa Thriller Dance

If there were a Thriller Dance at Paradisa for Halloween, who should play the role of Michael Jackson?

Zelman Clock
0(0.0%)
Reno
5(31.2%)
Duet
11(68.8%)


If you aren't familiar with Thriller or the dance, you can view a shorter version of the music video here!
Got this from my Sociology course today because we were discussing eating disorders and how people are being influenced to maintain unrealistic body sizes to conform to the "ideal body image".

Comparison of Body Sizes
 Average American WomanBarbie Doll (if proportioned to human size)Store Mannequin
Height5 feet 4 inches (164.5cm)6 feet (182.8cm)6 feet (182.8cm)
Weight145lbs (65kg)101lbs (45kg)n/a
Dress Size11 - 14 (US size)4 (US size)6 (US size)
Bust Size36 - 37in (91-93cm)39in (99cm)34in (86.3cm)
Waist Size29 - 31in (73.6-78cm)19in (48.2cm)23in (58.4cm)
Hip Size40 - 42in (101.6cm - 106cm)33in (83.82cm)34in (86.36)

They say that if Barbie was a real human being with those proportions, she would lack the ability to stand and move about like a normal human being.

Also, in this same study they found that 42% of girls in 3rd grade (ages 8-10) are unhappy with their weight. By the time they are 18, it's 78%. There were more statistics, but alas my teacher did not provide them all in handouts. 

And of course the average woman is an AVERAGE. Not everyone is 5'4" and not everyone should be aiming for 145 (that all varies depending on your height, size, health, etc etc) . It just pretty much shows how different the sizes of barbies and mannequins are to reality.

Now with that, I'm off to enjoy a nice sandwich and pop before work. &hearts

ATTENTION EVERYONE.

I would like to interrupt the weekly manga reactions to introduce to you the newest addition to the long line of Final Fantasy characters, one of the leading characters of the newest installment, Final Fantasy XIII.

I present to you:

 
~*~ Snow ~*~
No, this is not a joke.

Have a good day.
I...forgot what I was going to post about. So I'll just do a meme.

Stolen from many people:

List all the characters you play in various RP associations, and those who reply may ask whatever questions they wish of the listed characters. Replies will be in-character to those who reply.

I have three active ones:

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Allen Walker (save_the_souls) - D.Gray-Man
Peter Kirkland (for_sealand) - Axis Powers: Hetalia
Reno (ontheclockpro) - Final Fantasy VII Compilation

And...if you can name any of my inactive ones, go for it. &hearts There's just too many I don't want to list.

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Arrgh, I'm sick again. Stupid cold DX

On the plus side, I'm actually making progress with my to-do list, it's over half done and it's only Friday! I feel extremely proud of myself for that. \o/

But sob trying to travel during Thanksgiving is expensive. Going to Chicago via bus is going to be $85 for a round trip. I'll have to wait until next paycheck, but I still plan on going. I want to see Chicago all prettied up for Christmas (for I am a Christmas geek), and to spend time with my brother and his girlfriend. Plus I admit there's a good part of me that just wants to get out of town that weekend for personal reasons. >>

And oh hay, it's Friday here :o

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