Thursday, May 31, 2012


So I was reading my Profile Description and I noticed that I've talked about movies and games and dreams but not really much about food and life quests. So let's hear about that stuff!


Since I was a wee lad I'd had a dream. A noble dream, truly. I had always wanted to eat a swiss roll all by myself. You know what I'm talking about?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Check Out These Porcelain Fountains

I never intended for this to be a thing but they just keep coming.

All of them except the club shouldn't be problematic. That one could get messy quick.

Don't have a clever segue here so: ROYAL FLUSH

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thirty Days in Sept-... What Was It Again?

So I used to have trouble remembering which months had how many days and such. And that rhyme didn't help me when I couldn't remember the rhyme itself.

Thirty days in September, April, June, and November.

Well, I found another way, more intuitive, I feel.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Idiosyncrasy #6: Later

I don't like saying goodbye. There's a kind of finality to it that saddens me. I prefer saying, "See you later". Maybe it's a bit of wishful thinking on my part but it's what I do. (^_^;;)7

Sunday, May 27, 2012

And The Other

X-girl's right arm.

I used some nice paper for this one.
Note the scale between arm and squirrel. It's about right in real life, too.

And that's all I've made so far. Still have the legs and the head to go but I didn't get those done before I left. No worries, I haven't forgotten.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

How It Started

So there's this person called X-girl, right? Well, one day, sitting in a Korean Culture Studies class, I started to fold up some origami using some paper from an old exam booklet, as I do. My latest endeavour was a crocodile. I completed it, but I felt it was somehow incomplete. It needed... prey.

So I took out another sheet of paper (pink) and created a body.

And so began something amazing.

I gave it to X-girl on a whim later. The irony is that it's actually Z-girl who really, really likes pink.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Blargh... The weather's getting hot now. The Starks were damn WRONG!

Winter ain't comin'.

The sun blazes down during the day and bakes the Earth. You could cook an egg on the sidewalk, man.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blog Title

It isn't hard to figure out but those of you who still don't know what my blog's name means, or never gave it any thought, here's your last clue.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's Been A Day or Two

Oh, the twinge in my heart!

Back in the day, I would see D-girl on a daily basis, did you know this? But now meeting is somewhat of a rarity. Yeah, yeah, I remember I said this just as well as you do. Well, everything ended in a rush this past weekend and while I'm sure it makes for an interesting shared experience I barely had time for hugs.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Only Ship We Need

So yesterday I missed the bus and was about to end up in an inconvenient situation when a bud offered to drive me over to catch it at its next stop. We raced down the freeway and just managed to make it with about 2 minutes to spare.
The trip looked something like this.
Everything ended well. Plus, I got to spend a little bit more time with my pals.

By the way, that ship is friendship. lololol

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Hey! Hey! Guess what? This post is being sent INTO THE FUTURE! I'm so caught up with posts that I'm spilling forward in time.

I'm using D-girl's laptop right now. She uses Chrome and it's not optimized. Poo.
My FireFox is tricked out with Extensions. I'm so used to having stuff like FireGestures (mouse gesture extension) that when I use other computers I end up flicking the mouse and nothing happens. (= =____) And I have shortcut keywords assigned to all my frequently used search engines, like 'y' for YouTube, 'w' for Wikipedia, 'g' for Google, and such.

Actually, now that I think about it, I actually DID set up her browser's search engine keywords once. (9 9__) At least one laptop ago, it seems.

And done. (O_O)-b

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Monopoly Board Game

Man, this feels strange. I'm writing this post to be Published today. Not a week ago. This is strange...

What to say without the airlock of Time between us...

I don't care for themed Monopoly boards. And they've made one for everything. EVERYTHING. There's Beatles Monopoly (I was gifted one of these). There's even Emergency Medical Services Monopoly. What the hell, eh?

It's always interesting to see what replaced Boardwalk, though. Otherwise, the novelty disappears quick and then... it's just mundane. It's almost boring, in fact. I feel like "I shouldn't actually be playing on this board. It's just a collector's item, really."

Classic Monopoly is Best Monopoly.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's vs. Its

I've never had a problem using these two properly. NEVER. It's one of the things that makes me special.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Another Cool But Actually Poorly Designed Urinal

Remember this and this? Well, I do. (^_^)

Here's another specimen I found.

That's pretty cool *teehee* but again, I find myself wondering if this isn't really the best idea. You have to remember that it's best to aim at one spot. This is actually encouraging guys to "paint" haha.

"Now, lemme just add in a touch over here, and here. Oh, 'scuse me there, just let me add a swatch of colour by you, thanks."

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What Did They Just Say?

Pop songs generally don't make a lot of sense in the first place but two lines in particular make me think, "They didn't really think that through." every time I hear them.

#1: Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
"You think I'm pretty without any makeup on."
Your sig.o BETTER think you're pretty without any makeup on, you low self-esteem idiot. That really shouldn't be something that makes you feel special. Oh my, this guy thinks my actual face is pretty! (- -)
On that note, I dislike makeup in general. I think it looks... weird. Fake. That just isn't how they really look, you know?

Monday, May 14, 2012


As you may have noticed I've been abusing my time travel capabilities to post in the past for a while now. Probably two weeks or so...
Even this post is being tossed into the wormhole.... my apologies, guys. Things really picked up this week. I mean, "wake-up-and-beat-the-sun-to-the-horizon" kind of "picked up". I've been busy. It feels nice actually. To have purpose, you know? Anyway, so even now (it's Friday, 5/18) I'm really procrastinating....

A glass of fruity and crisp? Why yes, don't mind if I do!
It'll probably taste bad tomorrow. (9.9)

Sunday, May 13, 2012


I was hanging around on imgur today, looking through the clever captions, when I found myself thinking, "Damn, this place is pretty nice. Wonder when the masses are going to show up and ruin everything."
They love puns over there. I love them for it.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


"過橋抽板" is an idiom that literally translates to: "Cross bridge and remove plank". It means to abandon others after you are safe.
It would be similar to the first guy letting go of the plank after crossing the gap.
You should probably have guessed where I'm going with this by now.

I'm angered and saddened that women and blacks aren't more empathetic towards the LGBT faction. After having suffered through their own civil rights wars I would think those two demographics would identify more with this next oppressed minority. But no. Instead there's this vibe of "No skin off my nose. 執生! ~~~\( ^ヮ^)/"

And blacks. A lot of the news coverage regarding the black American response to Obama's declaration has been about how he's going to lose some of their support over this. I'm appalled but not surprised. It's true. Some people hate gays so much they will even go so far as to vote against Obama or abstain because of this. Just this.  
Economic policies? Social policies? Foreign agenda? Whatever. Gays? Wherever they are, I won't be. *harumph*

By the way, the brokenness of an entrenched two-party system should be very clear to you here.

I also heard talk about the role their pastors will play on that black response. On the other hand, I didn't hear corresponding talk about religion and the general white response. Church still holds a pretty important place in the general black community-mind in a way it no longer does among whites here.

When I heard that I pictured myself sitting across a chessboard with Christian god. I said, "So, we meet again." I believe I've said it before but I'll say it again: Religion is my enemy. Once again I find it standing in the way of Progress.
I can imagine that in later years the Church as a whole will somehow find it within itself to see gays as equal human beings, just like it managed to with blacks once upon a time. Slavery used to be a-okay in their Book. Never forget that.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dream: Poor C2

The only problem I really fear about immortality is losing my mortal friends.
I mean, even now I occasionally feel sad when I think about people I might not see with any kind of regularity after we part ways. It doesn't happen often but it still happens. And I've only lived about two decades! Extrapolate if I lived centuries. /(⊙Д⊙)\

These are truly issues that keep me up at night. ╮(╯ヮ ╰)╭

I was in a large indoor multipurpose gym room practicing wushu. Or I would have been if I had my shoes.
Standard issue wushu footwear.
Unfortunately, I'd managed to misplace them and D-girl and Z-girl were helping me look for them under benches and in the lockers. I went to the front desk to check the Lost & Found bin but they didn't have them either. There I encountered two other friends and another acquaintance(!): F-boy, C1 and C2. F-boy and C1 are friends but I'd only consider C2 an acquaintance. The funny thing is C1 and C2 are twin brothers, nearly identical in fact, but I never got to spend that much time with C2. Oh wells.
F-boy proceeded to tell me how the food court sold really good hot dogs and also reasonably priced gasoline.
In real life, I wouldn't trust any hot dogs sold at a place that sold gasoline.
We all go back in the multipurpose room and at this point the entire building started to sway. The whole thing was made of glass now. The walls started to crack and shatter and we all ran for the exit. I thought to myself, "Well, good thing I'm not wearing FeiYues. They have thin soles. Not much protection from glass." It didn't occur to me that barefoot wasn't a more attractive option.

From the outside we watched as the towering structure came down in sheets and shards. It was actually quite beautiful. Only after gravity had finished its work did we realize C2 hadn't made it out. We thought it fitting to create a large glass statue of him, made out of the very building that had struck him down.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

FYI: North Carolina

Being a guy who's generally apathetic about politics (yes, it's true) I didn't even hear about this until the same time I heard about Obama's declaration.

N. Carolina's state legislature voted to amend their state constitution, banning gay marriage. Here's are some layouts of the precinct voting totals.

So, what do the precincts that stood against bigotry have in common?

Yep, that's right. Those are all places where institutions of higher learning are located. Fancy that correlation!

And I'm sure all the rednecks are thinking, "Daggum liberal yuppies. All dat fancy learnin's twisted dey heads with all kinds'a foolish, high-falootin' nonsense like logic and science til' they don't know what's what."

"All these years, momma was right. School is the devil!"

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

High Five, Mr. Prez (O____O)/

He promised change. You got it. The first president brave enough to publicly support gay marriage.


The irony does not escape me. \(>ワ<)/

The response from the Republican Party has been generally along these lines:

-"How dare he play this card during an election year! It isn't fair. He's trying to pander for votes."
-"Supportive of gay rights? Whatever, it's not like it was an important issue anyway. Not like the economy."
-"While polls show that most Americans support gay marriage, take a look at this map of America. Voters in almost every state have already told their legislatures they don't support gay marriage."

So some of them are saying that Obama's just saying this as a political play for votes. Then, on the other hand, they claim that most people don't support gay marriage. Well, in that case, how is this a play for votes? I really want to know how these two contradicting claims reconcile with each other.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dream: A-boy Plays Vidja Games

I totally forgot having this dream but apparently I had the presence of mind to write it down on a notepad.
I was walking through an alley between a tool-shed and a garage. I was wearing my Marshmallow earphones so I couldn't hear anything but I could see that someone had set up a small camp close to the exit.
 Have I ever told you how much I like that particular brand of earphones? It's one of the best inexpensive ones you can buy, commonly only ~$20. The audio quality is excellent for the value, they're very comfortable, and they isolate external noise very well. But enough with the commercial.
After exiting the alley I was accosted from behind by someone carrying a large mattress. While squashed beneath it I removed my earphones and played dead for a moment before flipping it over using the Tatami Flip technique (Ranma 1/2). It turns out it was A-boy. We start rolling and I get him in an RNC but his leg touches a portable kerosene lamp and we break. He tells me he wants my help with something. I start a campfire using a napkin as kindling. The napkin has a doodle of Kaylee from Firefly on it. A-boy has a TV set in his backpack. He tells me he played 4 minutes of Jet Moto before I came over. It strikes me that it isn't his kind of game. (He likes RPGs.)

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Dream About People

This dream was unusual in that I spent my time as an observer instead of actually being myself in the dream. I floated around watching things happen like a ghost.
There was a rebellion going on. A different one from this one.

The main character was this rebel girl named 花. She was in charge of a supply cart harnessed to a horse-sized lizard/reptile animal. I don't know the specifics but the rebellion was based around disfranchised farmers. ╮(╯_╰)╭

One of those farmers is some chump named Lik. He's the kind of guy that trudges through life, perpetually a victim of circumstance. He ends up getting driven off by the rebel army. They tell him they will compensate him for the damages after some battle but his field is an ideal position to stage a camp. He doesn't believe them initially but they treat him gently and he finds himself beginning to trust them. Nevertheless he slips out to give away their position to the imperial army because he fears being grouped with them.
The rebels note his absence after some time and send rebel Deen to bring him back, gently if possible.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Annoyance #4: Cheap Tumblr Gifs

You know what really grinds my gears? Those cheaply made animated gifs I find on Tumblr. You know which ones I'm talking about? I'm talking about the ones that just have text overlaying someone saying the line. Usually it's a line from a movie or something. It's lazy.
Worse, it lacks any comedic timing whatsoever. The punchline sits there the entire time.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Some of YouTube's Finest

A while back, MDK linked me an article discussing the question of whether internet comment sections actually served any good or not. It's a fair question. Actual intellectual discourse? Rare. Trolling and spam? Normal.

My response? "This isn't even a question. The goal now is just to find good ones."

Here are some from my collection.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dream - What An Oddity

It began with me driving a sports car through the night-time streets of Los Angeles.
It looked kinda like this.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

9gag Fucking Sucks Now

I made a few posts a while back mentioning the site 9gag. Here, here, and here.

We used to have a joke there. Scrolling through that site was so fun and addictive we'd say we "lost our souls to 9gag". If we introduced it to a friend and s/he ended up becoming addicted, well, another soul just got lost.

Well, fuck that. I have my soul back, such as it was.

9gag fucking sucks now.

Pages upon pages of crappy MS Paint cut-copy-paste images telling stale jokes. And it gets worse. The Comments section, integrated into Facebook, is ALSO filled with stale jokes. Every single post.

Used to be, 9gag had funny material. Original material. No longer.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dream - Sleeping Insomniac

So in my dream I couldn't sleep. Yeah, you read that right.

 I was just pacing around a room trying to doze off. What a waste of a dream, eh? Then D-girl came in and started redecorating with these puzzle piece mats, the kind used on dojang floors.

They're really pretty comfortable. (O_<)-b
In dream and real life.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Goddammit. A vid that I embedded in this post got removed.

If this means they've decided to start selling high quality DVDs of the episodes, then never mind, switch the tone of this post's title into a joyful one. If not, then my anger remains.

This reminds me of when all those hilarious Downfall parodies started getting banned by the distributor, Constantin Film. Stupid. You know how I discovered that film? The parodies. Hell, without 'em I'd probably never have seen it at all. Is that what you want?

I also don't like when YouTube clips of scenes from a movie get removed. If someone uploads the entire movie, yeah, that's wrong, even I admit that. If they upload one scene, that's fine. I get exactly what I was looking for and you get free advertising. I wasn't going to rent the movie, buy a theater ticket, or pay anything at all, just to see that one scene from the entire movie.