SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS NOW LEGAL IN NEW YORK!!
I've always loved NY, and I'm more than proud to be a New Yorker. Anyone who knows me knows this. But now, I love New York even more... and I'm even prouder to be a New Yorker.
In ending, I just leave you with this, ganked from omgimsuchadork's post on the same subject~
I could've made an LJ post about how awesome I am that I read all seven Harry Potter books in roughly as many days.
I could've made an LJ post along the same vein about how I found so much Harry Potter-related stuff in my room from when I was younger, and how I realized that I was, in fact, a Good Kid. Because, without even realizing it, I was a total nerd back then too.
I could've made an LJ post about how super special mega foxy awesome hot Robert Downey Jr. is, and how there really is just no look he can't pull off. I might've then mentioned how I finally saw Tropic Thunder the other day, and fansqueed over blond, blue-eyed RDJ with an Australian accent.
I could've made an LJ post about how we're getting Snowpocalypse Part II up here in New York, and how I've never known it to snow so much in one winter. Or, if I have, it was a while ago, and I don't really remember it. While discussing that, I might've mentioned that I'm glad that the NYC snow plows are actually doing their job this time around... because the plows are constantly scraping the street beneath my window. But at least this time around people won't die because cars can't get places due to snow.
I could've made an LJ post about the tragedy in Arizona this weekend and how, when I first heard about it, I ran to the internet, trying to find out what's going on... and when I saw the details, before I the sadness, shock, and horror could set in, my first thought was "Oh thank god, it's not too many people. It's not like a place got bombed again." and how that thought then disturbed the crap out of me.
I could've made an LJ post that would've been similar to the previous one, but with a different tone as it discussed Jon Stewart's response to what happened in Arizona, and how he's really an incredible writer and speaker at times.
I could've made an LJ post about the flooding in Brisbane, and how scary somelthing like that is, and how I hope everyone's okay.
I could've posted about any of those things. But I didn't. Why not?Because THIS has taken over my brain. And it is amazing. If you are a guy, or have ever heard guys going off about how difficult it is to remove women's clothing, or are a girl, then it is worth a look. It won't take but 5 seconds of your time! And it'll make your day that much brighter~
Have you ever been woken up by your alarm clock (because that is the worst way to be woken up), and not wanted to get out of bed because you just knew that that day was going to be a bad day?
Yeah, that was me today.
The bad spot in an otherwise "...okay" day was going to the dentist's/orthodontist's for a regular checkup, getting regular x-rays there... and finding out that I'll have to get my wisdom teeth removed this winter break. Happy holidays to me.
Oh, that and the fact that I'm ridiculously broke, and I can't afford train fare to get anywhere, so I'm walking all over the place simply because I have to.
I need a new coat too. My current one is broken. Walking around in below-freezing temperatures with a coat that won't zip up just isn't cool. No pun intended.
Irony: My friends who live in the suburbs with their short buildings and "clean, clear air," and their picture-esq views of the sky were unable to see the lunar eclipse tonight. I, however, in my New York City with my "smog" and my tall buildings and my "over-bright" city lights had a perfectly fine view of the eclipse. It was actually pretty cool. And I have never wanted to quote Jason Isaacs quite as badly. XD
...It's three in the morning, and I had to actually get up today. I am done. I'm going to bed now, and I pity the fool who tries to wake me up in the morning. Haha, morning. Rephrase: I pity the fool who tries to wake me up in the afternoon. Because I will be damned if I'm getting up at any time before noon.
Incidentally, the flash game on Facebook, Bubble Spinner, is really, really addictive. And Equals Three is awesome. But I'll go more into that next time. For now... I'm out. 'Night, you guys~
So you know that feeling when you have something that you really want to talk about... but you just can't? Yeah. That feeling. I have it now. I mean, I thought sharing was caring! But, as it turns out, if I were to share, it would be the exact opposite of caring. ...E-Except, I really wanna talk about it. GAH SUCH A CONDUNDRUM. Well, not really, because I know I'm not going to share. But it knaws at me from the inside.
Your local, neighborhood Arthoniel is growing up and doing things and being mature. Ain't that somethin'? Never thought it'd start to actually happen to me. But there you go.
In other news, lskdjfdlskjfl FIREFLY. I'm one episode away from having seen the entire series. It's so good. And Fox is a collective bitch. I'm just sayin'.
...I mean, seriously, how does a nerd friend group get drama?? Like, just... how does that happen?? And the thing is... I can't really say I mind. It's been so long since I've had any real drama in my life... so long as no one is getting hurt, it's not so bad, right?
Some of my friends and I had a movie night. Two nights in a row. For the past two nights... the two before this one, I mean. It was nice. We watched Disney movies! Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Mulan... and then we also watched Happy Feet and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Good times were had by all. And DISNEY.
I absolutely love my piano keyboard. I still don't know what to name her. But I love her.
I go home for winter break on Tuesday, by the way. And for the first time... I'm not 100% certain that I quite want to go. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to go home to New York so I can be in my city again, and for an extended length of time and everything. I miss my city SO, SO much, and I can't wait to be back. I can wait to go home and be with my family again. Besides which... I'm gonna miss my friends here. A lot. A lot. I keep telling them to visit the City over the break and everything, but... gah. I'm gonna miss Brandeis over the break.
Anyway, I gotta shut up and go and respond to my Para tags. It's been a day now and I haven't done it, and... while I have excellent reasons for not having been there... I still need to go do that. So I will. Fun times abound! :D
In my new (and final) UWS essay, I literally begin the essay with a Spider-Man quote. I then continue on to talk about Star Trek. Finally, I write the essay itself about Stephen Colbert and how awesome he is. This is actually kinda cool.
Macaroni and cheese is surprisingly comfortable to sleep on.
Chocolate covered cookie dough bites are delicious.
I can't wait to spend the holiday season in New York~
...That being said, I wish it were warm. I miss warm. I want warm.
I don't have my first class tomorrow. So instead, I can sleep in. Ish. Still gotta get up at 10 to work on my paper/NaNoWriMo. But I can sleep in. Ish.
I got a friend hooked on Least I Could Do, and am now proud of myself.
I always find myself liking guys who are inaccessable. And the best part is? When a guy who is even remotely acceptable likes me, it scares the living crap out of me. Even if I kinda had a thing for him a little bit a little while back, that's almost entirely gone now, but... it could just be me going crazy from lack of sleep because LOL NANOWRIMO, but... what the hell. Just, what the hell. In conclusion: Guys are confusing, and BLAH RELATIONSHIP ISSUES WHY DO THEY EXIST WHEN THEY'RE NOT EVEN A THING?? (...It's 2:30 in the morning, shut up about my awful writing skills because IT'S 2:30 IN THE MORNING.) In my other conclusion: I only ever like guys who don't/can't like me back, and it sucks. Clearly, I are masochist. Hear me roar.
I actually used the phrase "See... Adam was secretly a ninja" in my novel. No, I'm not kidding. THAT IS HOW BAD MY STORY IS. God, I hate my NaNo this year. That being said... I'm at 43,380 words. I may yet actually do this. It will be one of the most extraordinary things that has ever happened to me if I can manage to pull this off. XD
Right. My UWS paper. I got this. I should at least finish the intro and an outline... ;;
I could've written here about how my NaNoWriMo is pretty much a lost cause at this point, as I'm still only at 35k, I thoroughly dislike my story, and I have a life to deal with. But that's not going to happen.
I could've written here about how awesome my day in the City was today by virtue of it just being a day in the City and how happy my New York makes me. But that's not going to happen.
I could've written here about how ridiculously sweet my brother can be with just... everything. And I will get to that later. But that's not going to happen.
In fact, none of those things could even come close to happening right now. Because today, I was finally shown a clip of Darren Criss on Glee. And guys, I think I'm in love. I mean, he's just... he's so good and lsdkjfdsdlk. Seriously, watch this video and tell me you're not falling for him yourself. He's just. Omigod he's so awesome.
For those of you who don't recognize him, by the way, here's a hint as to who you may recognize him as instead: He was Harry in A Very Potter Musical. :D
And now... hell, I don't even really watch Glee (yet) but... oh my god. He's just. He's just so good.
Right. I'll stop going off about him now. But. sldkjfsldk HE'S SO GOOD AND LSKJDFKSD. I LOVE HIM.
^ My description of a Turduckin. I think it's rather accurate.
My Disney Pandora channel is giving me straight up children's music now. It's weird. And kind of annoying. I DUN WANNA LISTEN TO STUFF FOR KIDS, I WANNA LISTEN TO DISNEY. (...Listen to "A Whole New World" and then tell me with a straight face that that's written for children. >D)
So today (well, technically yesterday by this point) was Black Friday. And it was amazing. I always love this time of year, and Black Friday just signifies the beginning of it. Also, I got things. Useful things. And pretty things. And sexy things. I like getting things. Why yes, I AM a materialistic American, it's nice to meet you.
Tomorrow I get to just chill in the City. New York City. And that makes me happier than almost anything else could. :D
My holiday wishlist is up over here. Have you posted yours yet? Link me to it, if I haven't already seen it! I love spreading holiday cheer~
So I'll be back in New York within 12 hours. (Unless the bus gets seriously lost and/or delayed.)
...Let me repeat that for dramatic effect, so it can sink in like it should.
I'LL BE BACK IN NEW YORK WITHIN 12 HOURS.
I'LL GET NEW YORK FOOD AND EVERYTHING.
NEW YORK FOOD.
...Also, Black Friday is coming up, and I actually have stuff I need/want to get, so that means... A LEGITIMATE EXCUSE FOR A SHOPPING TRIP! So my dad doesn't just kind of sit there, confused, as I shop and he doens't understand why... now I get to shop, and I have a reason! Andandand... BLACK FRIDAY. 8D
Yeah, I'll stop now.
NEW. YORK. FOOD.
Dear New York State,
You know I love you. But actually telling me that I am indeed registered to vote like you said you would over two weeks ago so I could've gotten an absentee ballot and voted in my first election as an adult would have been appreciated. Instead of, you know, not doing that. Something to remember for the future, mmkay?
That being said, to all of the other USA-ers on my flist over the age of 18... DON'T FOLLOW MY UNINTENTIONAL EXAMPLE! GO VOTE!! IT'S OUR VOICE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW PISSED I AM THAT I CAN'T DO THAT NOW. SO GO VOTE!! IT'S IMPORTANT.
So, Hetalia Day was today... in New York.
For obvious reasons, I wasn't there.
I'm so glad all of you who went had an amazing time!! I keep seeing the statuses on Facebook, the posts on here, and it sounds like it was wonderful, and I'm so happy for you!
I just wish I could have been there too. I miss you all so much. So much. I mean, Brandeis is fun and all, but... I used to see you all, like, every fortnight. And now... I saw you at NYAF. But not before then. And it'll be a while before I see you again. At least a month. And I miss you so, so much.
So, um... of my NYC Hetalians, do any of you have Skype or something?? I just... I want to hear your voices again.
...This may be me just being over-emotional, or the background music I'm listening to affecting me (it's my movie score Pandora channel, and it had one of the depressing themes from a movie on... you know, one of the ones that they play when the protagonist has hit rock bottom before they start to climb again) so I may look at this again later and wonder what the hell I was on. XD
...I'm not kidding about wanting your Skypes though. It would just be nice to really talk to someone who's on the same level of nerddom as me~
Also, from Hetalia Day, I want to see pics. Particularly of the Flying Mint Bunny cosplayer, because...!! IT'S A FLYING MINT BUNNY COSPLAYER. That is all. XD
ETA: I have found THE BEST WEBSITE IN THE WORLD, thanks to MLIA. www.isthereazombieapocalypse.com. IT'S AMAZING. Seriously, check it out. It won't take up much of your time. :D
New York is literally the single greatest place in the world. It really just is.
Also, no. The fact that I'm technically an adult now isn't a reason to not continue to play with dolls and action figures. As proven by the fact that I still get plenty of fun out of my Star Trek, Twilight (yes, I do own them) and Hetalia action figures and dolls.
Hey, do any of you remember that "Secret Life of Dolls" thing I did a while back? The one that was totally ripped off of cleolinda, but I still did it because I like taking pictures of my action figures as if they're doing things in real life... anyone remember those? Did you like them? Is it worth taking up again? Because I would totally do that. Even if it would totally freak out my roommates. XD
...I should really update my tags on here and stuff. But... eh. Work. I'll deal with it later. XD
Lastly, finally, and awesomely, I've finally uploaded my New York Comic Con/New York Anime Fest pics. Come have a look! (That link should be public... if it's not, let me know, and I'll upload the best of them here~)
So, I briefly mentioned in my last post something about being incredibly happy right now.
I'm currently in New York City again, and will be until 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon.
I think that should clear everything up.
It really doesn't matter that I was here last weekend. I love my City... I can never be here too much.
Plus, when I have to leave on Sunday, I'm going back to school where I'll meet up with the rest of my Winter's Tale cast, and we'll talk to this chick who's a Harvard alum, and has written several books about Shakespeare- and she's coming specifically to talk to us. It's pretty cool. I'm pretty excited.
But for now? I'M IN THE GREATEST PLACE IN THE WORLD.
...THANK GOD THIS MOMENT IS THE LAST.
Hee. Not saying what that's from just yet~
So... I'm back in New York, visiting for my brother's Bar Mitzvah.
sldkfjsdlkfj I'VE MISSED MY CITY SO MUCH. PIZZA. BAGELS. CHINESE FOOD. I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I HAVE MISSED GOOD FOOD. And then just... the City itself. The feel of it, the vibe, the intensity... everything is so slow in Brandeis/Waltham/Boston. Even the T... especially when compared to the Subway. Just... gah. I have missed my City so much. I thoroughly love Brandeis... but I am a New Yorker, through and through.
Also, I finally got a Gaila wig, and I are excited. All I need now is the green makeup and the gloves, and I am /set/. And I am /excited/ for this too! I'm gonna look so awesome at NYAF. XD
Todd Haberkorn posted a picture of himself shirtless on his Facebook. I haven't friended him on there, but a friend of mine did, and she linked me to it. Apparantly, he posted it for a bet. And now we're all winners. 8D
Lastly... guess who was at AnimeFest in Dallas? J. Michael Tatum. Guess who wasn't? Me. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN.
Ohh, actually lastly... so remember me talking about that Fullmusical Alchemist project I was working on? Well, I FINISHED THE BOOK. Like, writing the script. I'm still editing, but I did it! And now we're casting! So... if you live in the Northeast U.S., particularly if you're in/around Boston and/or New York, and you want to audition... let me know! We're always happy to get more auditioners~
I'll probably be gone for the weekend (it's my brother's Bar Mitzvah, after all, and then tomorrow is also September 11th, and I'm rarely really online then) but on Sunday there's supposed to be WiFi on the bus I'm taking, so hopefully I'll be on then~
Anyway, I don't have THAT much of interest to say right now... a little bit, but not enough to fill up an entire entry, so... here, have a meme instead.
1. Go to Google and type, "You know you're from (your city or state) when...." (hit "I'm feeling lucky")
2. Cut and paste the list.
3. Bold the items that apply to you.
( Oh god, I'm such a New Yorker... You know you're from NYC when!! )
I've realized recently... I like having psychic readings done for me. Stuff like tarot cards, reading my palms, etc. I mean, I'm not sure I believe that they can really divine my future (I don't think the future is a set thing, after all. I believe in our free will, and our futures are constantly changing and in flux, based on the decisions that we make... but that's something for another discussio) but... I do enjoy having them done. They're kind of... relaxing, in a way. And I feel like they make you think about aspects of your personality that you haven't already thought of before. I should get into that kind of stuff more. Or, rather, have a friend get into it and then do readings for me. XD (In case you're wondering... _superherogirl_, when you did that personality and soul card reading for me months ago, I saved that... so I was re-reading it just now, and thinking about it, which is what brought this on~)
Durararararararararararararararara is really pretty good. Kind of annoys me that the guy in there with the long, black hair and the glasses who... really, just the guy who's a Kyouya Ootori-lookalike except... not rich... anyway, that guy is a kidnapping bastard. It's really too bad. Because he is pretty. *sighs* Oh well. I do enjoy how the series has references to anything ever all over the place, so that's pretty nice~ I only just started the series though- I've only watched up to episode 7- so... no spoilers, please!
I have no idea if Black Butler II is a prequel, sequel, or AU to Black Butler. I really just can't tell. But it has pretty guys running around doing awesome things, so I can't really care.
I could really go for some verification that I'm desirable right about now. Not that I don't think I'm pretty, but it would be nice if someone who wasn't one of the creepers in the New York cosplay community really wanted me. In lieu of that, I would like a chocolate milkshake. And, naturally, I can have neither. Isn't that the way it always goes? ^_^;;
^ I think what I'm trying to say here is that... I would like to have a real crush on someone. Someone who isn't, you know, twice my age... and is actually a real prescence in my life. :/
Cosplays I am adding to my list of people to cosplay:
Miria Harvent- Baccano! (This is under the condition that I can find an Issac... but I may make the costume anyway, just because I can.
Giselle- Enchanted. I mean, it'd be so perfect for me. I even live in New York... and almost all of the sets you see there are real places in New York City! Plus, I sing. So it'll be my (first?) Disney princess cosplay! XD
Oh, and I got my new laptop yesterday. (Well, two days ago by this point.)
I can't connect it to the internet just yet since I don't have any virus protection on it (we're not supposed to get any since Brandeis will give it to us) but once I can connect it to the internet, it will be awesome. So on that note, I would like everyone's AIMs and Skypes.
Did I tell you, by the way? I got a Skype~ I can't really go on it on Sylvia (this computer), but I should have a working enough internet on my new lappy to do so!
Which, by the way, still doesn't have a name. I knew what I wanted to name it when we first ordered it... but then I forgot. DX I'll come up with something though.
Also, pictures of it will probably come soon as well~
Lastly... BY THIS POINT NEXT WEEK, I WILL BE AT OTAKON. PROBABLY SWIMMING IN MY HOTEL'S POOL AND MAKING DAMON GANT REFERENCES. Unless the pool has closed by now there... BUT NONETHELESS.
Times Square. Times Square Times Square Times Square. I absolutely love Times Square. It's the center of the universe.
In other, but related, news- in a different universe, I probably died last Saturday.
See, one of the beautiful things about living in New York is that I get to go to my favorite place in the world a lot. And I am wont to do so most weekends. As in, had I not gone to Sakura Matsuri out in Brooklyn on Saturday, I probably would have gone to Times Square for something. And had people not noticed that car bomb that's all over the news, and if it had gone off, I very possibly could have died in it.
Yeah. Just thought I'd share one of the few things to really shake me. Thought I'd put it out there.
( Ace Attorney, New York, cosplay, Ouran High School Host Club, Avatar: The Last Airbender )
Also, while I'm doing memes...
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
Well, that's not entirely true. I also saw Niagra Falls (from the American side this time) and they were still gorgeous. But then again, I'm a sucker for waterfalls... XD
Mmkay, I'm tired, so... my trip in bullet point form!! And under a cut, because I'm pretty sure most of you don't really care about this part of it. XD
( Buffalo, New York, USA )
And uh... I was at a gift shop by Niagra Falls, and they had all these beautiful postcards for really cheap so... who wants one? First six people to comment with thier address/leave a comment and then message their address to me get one!! Postage isn't really a problem. They really are pretty... :D
I would also just like to mention, if anyone spoils Harry Potter 7 for me, I will hurt them and then kill them. Slowly. Painfully. Seriously.
I know I live in New York City and am used to it, but when people drive past 97th street with thier car radios on full blast when my Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack is playing, I need to kill them.
And since I was bored, I went on Blogthings:
|You Are Most Like Liv Tyler|
“I don't want to spend so much time obsessing about myself.”
|You Are An INFP|
You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.
In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.
You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.
At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.
How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak
|You Can Hang With the Guys and the Girls|
You've struck a good balance between girlie and laid back.
You can keep it casual but when you dress up, you are as girly as the next girl.
|You are a Romantic Realist|
Okay, so you fall in the middle.
You know that love isn't like a greeting card...
Yet you can always find a greeting card to describe your feelings.
You are the best of both worlds
Girly yet independent, dreamy yet serious.
Almost any guy can find balance with you.
|You Are Aphrodite!|
A total shining star with a ton of admirers
And no wonder: you live life to the fullest!
When things get bad, you can easily take off to a happier place
But occasionally, you need to deal with problems head on
|You Are A Blue Girl|
Relationships and feelings are the most important things to you.
You are empathetic and accepting - and good at avoiding conflict.
If someone close to you is in pain, it makes you hurt as well.
You try to heal the ones you love with your kind and open heart.
|You Are 64% Lady|
Overall, you are a refined lady with excellent manners.
But you also know when to relax and not get too serious about etiquette
|You Are a Natural Beauty!|
You're the kind of beauty that every guy dreams about...
One that looks good in the morning - without a stich of makeup
That's doesn't mean you're a total hippie chic though
You have style, but for you, style is effortless