snapdragon76: (Alphonse Mucha)

  • I sometimes fancy myself as a hobbyist photographer. My mom gave me one of her older cameras for me to use and I'm trying to get the hang of it still.



the rest... )

I think for some of them I was scraping the bottom of the barrel, but they're all true!
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This is gonna be a bit of a long post since I have a lot of ground to cover, so I'll try to break it up into chunks.

First of all, I'm gonna do the Year In Review meme I always do, so therefore:

Year In Review )

As for Resolutions, I tend not to make any since they usually get broken and it's stuff that you usually shouldn't have to resolve to do. I do have a few goals I'd like to accomplish though, such as eat a little better, be more active, eat more fruits and veggies ect. Hopefully I can discipline myself a little better.

I had a good Christmas. I got a few new cell phone cases. One is an OtterBox Defender from mom. I'll use it for when we go places where we spend a lot of time outdoor. And I got a Rabito case from dad. It has cute lil rabbit ears on it. I've gotten a lot of comments on it. I also got a Blu ray copy of The Dark Knight Rises from mom and the entire Indiana Jones series from dad and a Watchmen photo book. So it was a good day.

And finally, mom and I have made the decision to go ahead and work toward our move to Tennessee in a few months. Probably sometime in late May to early June. There is a lot of stuff we have to do beforehand first, but I think we can get it together and do it. I'm excited and nervous at the same time.
snapdragon76: Knights of Cydonia (koc_muse)
Seen pretty much everywhere, now it's my turn!

Comment to this post saying "FIVE!" and I will pick five things I would like you to talk about. They might make sense or be totally random.

Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself, hopefully for the rest of eternity!



So, I go three sets of questions, so I thought I'd answer them (to the best of my ability) in one post.

First up, [profile] earthstar_moon!

 )

Next up, [personal profile] moonphased!

cinq )

And finally, [personal profile] savvyliterate!

fünf )

Hopefully I gave some good responses. Some of them I gave a bit of thought to more than others I admit, but they're all honest. If you respond, I'll try to come up with some good questions.
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Yep, time for this one again.

The First Sentence (or two) of Every Month in 2011 Meme!!!

January: Yep, it's time once again to drag out that old chestnut:

February: Brain, if you don't settle down and letter me sleep, I swear to God I am gonna stab you with a Q-Tip!!! (nice typo I have there...)

March: Now, I have something I need to get off of my chest, and I hope I don’t hurt anyone’s feelings or sensibilities, and if I do, I’m sorry but this is how I feel. (ahhh, the only time I got 'controversial' on my journal. It was about remakes).

April: I made a blog for my travel mascots Jasper and Alice because I am a huge dork it seems...

May: Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twelve or so hours, it has been confirmed that Osama bin Laden is dead.

June: Sorry I've been on radio silence for so long. Just haven't been overly motivated to post much lately.

July: Well, in case some of you were wondering what's been going on with me, I'll tell you.

August: *pic of a Twilight/MLP mash-up* I find this to be all kinds of hilarious. thank you random dA artist.

September: DISNEY TO HAVE A SHORT TANGLED SEQUEL TO AIR ON THE DISNEY CHANNEL IN THE SPRING!!!! (to air with the 3D showing of 'Beauty and the Beast.' Still excited about this , BTW)

October: how awesome is [personal profile] secondlina? (when she made me my commissioned art piece of Marceiline and Marshall Lee of 'Adventure Time'. :DD)

November: Yesterday evening, mom and I decided to go and see Ghostbusters at the movie theater.

December: Totally one of my faves from when I was a young'un. It's rarely ever played on television anymore. More's the pity. (followed by a YouTube post of 'Mickey's Christmas Carol')

Soooo, 2011 turned out to be an up and down year for me and a lot of others. And I do have a feeling we'll still be here this time next year. The whole Mayan calendar thing is waaaay overblown.

Be sure to check out my latest movie reviews in my previous post!!
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Geeks!)
Shamelessly stolen from [livejournal.com profile] rosehiptea:

Stolen from THE ENTIRE INTERNET: Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favorite word is now your catchphrase.



Now, I fully admit to not being majorly into the who fandom as some I know. It's not due to lack of trying, however. There's just a TON of history to work with and it's taken me awhile to get into it.

However, my answers are --

Since I work as a Data Entry Clerk, my title would most likely be "The Clerk" which doesn't sound too bad if you think about it.

I am currently in my first regeneration... which would technically mean I haven't regenerated at all yet.

Notable wardrobe item would be socks. That would be cool since I have quite a few pairs of quirky socks already.

My companion would be my dad, which wouldn't be too bad. If it had been the person I texted before HIM though, it'd be my friend who is a big Whovian herself, so that would be cool.

My catchphrase would most likely be 'awesome.' Not because it's my favorite word, I just seem to use it a lot.

Now you guys try!!
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snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)
Shamelessly stolen from [personal profile] rosehiptea:

Stolen from THE ENTIRE INTERNET: Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favorite word is now your catchphrase.



Now, I fully admit to not being majorly into the who fandom as some I know. It's not due to lack of trying, however. There's just a TON of history to work with and it's taken me awhile to get into it.

However, my answers are --

Since I work as a Data Entry Clerk, my title would most likely be "The Clerk" which doesn't sound too bad if you think about it.

I am currently in my first regeneration... which would technically mean I haven't regenerated at all yet.

Notable wardrobe item would be socks. That would be cool since I have quite a few pairs of quirky socks already.

My companion would be my dad, which wouldn't be too bad. If it had been the person I texted before HIM though, it'd be my friend who is a big Whovian herself, so that would be cool.

My catchphrase would most likely be 'awesome.' Not because it's my favorite word, I just seem to use it a lot.

Now you guys try!!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Alice -- amazing)
Blatantly stolen from [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon:

The instructions:
1. What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of me?
2. Go to http://images.google.com/ and search for that word.
3. Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).
4. Put this in your own blog so that I can do the same.
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From [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon:

1. Reply to this post with "ICON ME!", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.








Her picks:



This is Minty from the super awesome webcomic [livejournal.com profile] kimonos_house. She's super geeky and very cool. This is her Batmint costume she wears sometimes.



This is art from the wonderful animated film version of 'The Last Unicorn.' I found it through various links and thought it was beautiful, so I made an icon of it and another one of the human Amalthea. *points to entry icon*



This is an icon I made from a colored manga panel I fiddled with from the series 'Ouran High School Host Club.' It's a dream sequence the main heroine Haruhi has after discovering, much to her horror, she's actually in love with the doofy, but very sweet Tamaki. She envisions their future together, complete with children. I just thought it was a super cute scene, so I decided to icon it. :DD



A chibi image someone made of Amelia and Zelgadiss from the 'Slayers' series. I like them as a pairing and thought it was a cute icon.



Fox!Robin Hood from the Disney movie from the '70's. I think this was the first version of Robin Hood I ever saw, so I have quite a bit of affection for it. The text is a comment one of the minor characters make.

Someday I will actually make a real full length post...
snapdragon76: (Tamaki and Haruhi)
Got this from [personal profile] earthstarmoon

1. Comment with "DON'T SAY GOOD-BYE"
2. I will give a letter
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names start with that letter and give your thoughts on each.

She gave me the letter H, so here are my characters:

and thus it begins... )
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snapdragon76: (Tamaki and Haruhi)
Got this from [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon

1. Comment with "DON'T SAY GOOD-BYE"
2. I will give a letter
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names start with that letter and give your thoughts on each.

She gave me the letter H, so here are my characters:

and thus it begins... )
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You were born during a Waning Crescent moon

This phase occurs right before the new moon.





- what it says about you -


You appreciate closure. It bothers you when people promise to do something and then don't follow through. You want to able to right the wrongs of the past. Studying history motivates you to improve the world. You put a lot of hope in the future and look forward to seeing technology and progress improve our lives.


What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com




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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Kushina and Naruto)
1- Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days...” Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.

5- tag people









Tag: anyone who wants to...


The result is pretty cool--



Have fun!

And I gotta say, I love the color of the girl's hair.
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snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)
1- Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days...”. Third picture, no matter wh...at it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.

5- tag people









Tag: anyone who wants to...


The result is pretty cool--



Have fun!

And I gotta say, I love the color of the girls' hair.
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Mercy -- River Marked)
OK, so I got this from an email and decided to make a meme out of it. Copy and paste to your own journal if you feel up to it. I'm not putting it under a cut since it's fairly short.

Welcome to the new 2011 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to spoil the fun. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you.

Have fun and be truthful!


1. What color are your socks right now? Argyle
2. What are you listening to right now? Michael Buble :D
3. What was the last thing you ate? My cereal this morning (Froot Loops)
4. Can you drive a stick shift? Nope
5. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my mom
6. Do you like the person who sent this to you? I suppose so… ;D
7. How old are you today? 34
8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? NASCAR
9. What is your favorite drink? Kool Aid (I know, I’m bad)
10. Have you ever dyed your hair? Not myself. Do highlights count?
11. Favorite food? Basic American food I guess. And Chinese…
12. What is the last movie you watched? Despicable Me on DVD
13. Favorite day of the year? Christmas!
14. How do you relax? Read, watch DVD’s, surf the internet.
15. What was your favorite toy as a child? Curious George the stuffed monkey!
16. What is your favorite season? Autumn
17. Apples or Bananas? both
18. Do you want your friends to respond? Yeah, kinda if they want
19. Who is the most likely to respond? dunno
20. Who is least likely to respond? dunno
21. Living situation? Mom and two cats
22. When was the last time you cried? I don’t remember
23. What is on the floor of your closet right now? Lots of stuff :D
24. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? My mom. Known her all my life!
25. What did you do last night? Surfed the internet. Surprise surprise, lol
26. What are you most afraid of? drowning
27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? CHEESEBURGERS!!!
28. Favorite dog breed? Jack Russell terriers, beagles, puggles…
29. Favorite day of the week? Saturday!
30. How many states (provinces) have you lived in? 3
31. What is your favorite memory of a family vacation? I don’t have just one!
32. Do you believe in love at first sight? Sure!
33. Do you believe in God? Oh yes indeed!
34. What do you like to collect? Cats, Japanese nicknacks, action figures
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Groverfield)
OK, so I got this from an email and decided to make a meme out of it. Copy and paste to your own journal if you feel up to it. I'm not putting it under a cut since it's fairly short.

Welcome to the new 2011 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to spoil the fun. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you.

Have fun and be truthful!


1. What color are your socks right now? Argyle
2. What are you listening to right now? Michael Buble :D
3. What was the last thing you ate? My cereal this morning (Froot Loops)
4. Can you drive a stick shift? Nope
5. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my mom
6. Do you like the person who sent this to you? I suppose so… ;D
7. How old are you today? 34
8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? NASCAR
9. What is your favorite drink? Kool Aid (I know, I’m bad)
10. Have you ever dyed your hair? Not myself. Do highlights count?
11. Favorite food? Basic American food I guess. And Chinese…
12. What is the last movie you watched? Despicable Me on DVD
13. Favorite day of the year? Christmas!
14. How do you relax? Read, watch DVD’s, surf the internet.
15. What was your favorite toy as a child? Curious George the stuffed monkey!
16. What is your favorite season? Autumn
17. Apples or Bananas? both
18. Do you want your friends to respond? Yeah, kinda if they want
19. Who is the most likely to respond? dunno
20. Who is least likely to respond? dunno
21. Living situation? Mom and two cats
22. When was the last time you cried? I don’t remember
23. What is on the floor of your closet right now? Lots of stuff :D
24. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? My mom. Known her all my life!
25. What did you do last night? Surfed the internet. Surprise surprise, lol
26. What are you most afraid of? drowning
27. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? CHEESEBURGERS!!!
28. Favorite dog breed? Jack Russell terriers, beagles, puggles…
29. Favorite day of the week? Saturday!
30. How many states (provinces) have you lived in? 3
31. What is your favorite memory of a family vacation? I don’t have just one!
32. Do you believe in love at first sight? Sure!
33. Do you believe in God? Oh yes indeed!
34. What do you like to collect? Cats, Japanese nicknacks, action figures
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, snapdragon76 sent to me...
Twelve heroes drumming
Eleven runaways piping
Ten slayers a-leaping
Nine cats dancing
Eight starwars a-crocheting
Seven cartoons a-reading
Six books a-hellsing
Five to-o-o-ori amos
Four gilmore girls
Three star wars
Two veronica mars
...and a toradora in a harry/ginny.
Get your own Twelve Days:


In 2011, snapdragon76 resolves to...
Buy new movies.
Cut down to ten books a day.
Apply for a new inuyasha.
Cut down on my crocheting.
Learn to play the toradora.
Go reading three times a week.






Get your own New Year's Resolutions:
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (BD-- you wish you were this AWESOME)
RULES:
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!


[livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer chose these:


1.

From the novel series Star Trek New Frontier. The Zenexian equivalent of "shit." I use this when I'm a little upset sometimes...


2.

From Rurouni Kenshin. Kenshin vs Enishi, his first wife's homicidal brother who blames Kenshin for her death. From the awesome Jinchuu Arc of the manga which was sadly never animated. DD:


3.

Aka no Ou from Samurai Deeper Kyo. Used to be benevolent ruler of the Mibu Clan, but turned evil. I made this little gem and I'm pretty proud of it. I like to use it when I'm feeling VERY pissed, because as you can tell by his expression, Aka-chan ain't none too happy...


4.

Ahhh, good ol' cray-cray Mikami from Death Note. This was toward the very end of the series when he went off the rails and completely lost his nut. But God love him anyway. Custom made for me from my good friend [livejournal.com profile] flamika. I need to use this beaut more often...


5.

made by [livejournal.com profile] incognito323 from the hilariously awesome [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's hilariously awesome Twilight recaps. I think it says it all...
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Jem! - truly TRULY outrageous!)


Welcome to 2010!!

As I tend to do this time of year, it's time for an end of year first sentence (or two) post. You've seen those before...

January:

happy new year, everyone!!

February:

our water heater is on the fritz and i want to take a nice hot shower, but i can't!

March:

pow wow was fun, but maaaaan do i ache

April:

Hi all. No, I'm not dead, just not had a lot to post lately, so I didn't.

May:

the bathroom is the cleanest it's ever been in while... and it probably won't last long. at least not the two weeks we have left.

June:

gonna go see up in a few. looks to be a winner!

July:

I'll make this entry pretty short since I'm feeling kinda blah right now and am trying to fight off a headache. (not technically the first post of the month, but that one was a picture post, so I opted for the second one).

August:

Well, so much for a good start to the weekend. Our car died on us.

September:

yaa know, eric is one of the few people i've seen (i.e. not that many) who can really work a dress. #trueblood

October:

i have been on a major #theoffice kick lately! mainlined all the dvd's over the past few days. and jim and pam are all kinds of adorable...

November:

i'm about to dig into some fresh made pumpkin bread. uh-huh, that's right.

December:

OK peeps! Here's the second reminder to get your addresses to me if you want in on the awesome Christmas card action!

Aaaaaand that be it!

I'm not making any resolutions for myself this year. I will, however set a goal. That goal is to try and lose at least 30-40 lbs by the end of 2010.I figure I have a set time and set number, so it might be a smidge easier. I have the means, but not always the motivation. I hope to be able to address that over the course of the year. I want to be able to look at photos of mysef and not cringe in terror...

Went to the movies again. Saw Princess and the Frog. Very nice. Disney does it again. It's nice to see them return to traditional animation again. 3-D is neat and all, but 2-D has a certain nostalgic fondness for me. I and do admit to tearing up in a certain scene.

We also went to another showing of Sherlock Holmes. Still kicks ass...
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Abe Sapien is love)
The problem with LiveJournal is that we think we're close, but really, we know nothing about each other.

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about, or something you've always been curious about but have never asked, or something completely silly that you'd like me to answer for kicks. No limits on the range of questions, either: ask me anything you want to know about, whether it's a fannish opinion or a question about a fic of mine or trivia about my real life or my thoughts on events in the offline world.

Ask away.
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Mike & the 'bots)
Association Meme:
Comment to this post and I will (try to) give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.


tagged by [livejournal.com profile] notagimmick the lil minx...

1. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Geez, I wish I could remember exactly when it was that I got into MST3K. I think I was in high school and I caught it on cable once and I was hooked. Movies most normal people wouldn't watch made bearable by a guy and his three puppets. You can't get much better than that!

2. Manga: I think I've been into manga and anime for almost ten years now! That seems incredible to me! My first fandom was Inu Yasha, and while I'm not as into it as much as I was, it will always hold a place in my heart for me. There's no real turning back now. I think manga appeals more to me than western comics is the author and artist are usually one and the same and there's not this creative team switcheroo that there tends to be in western comics. I like consistency.

3. Technology Gadgets ♥: I get my gadget love from my grandpa. He was really into shiny new things. If he was still alive, Lord knows what all he'd have by now. They're just cool and sparkly (not Edward Cullen sparkly, but a whole lot cooler IMHO). "Ooooh! Lookit the neat thing THIS can do!!!"

4. Star Wars (I always think of that picture with the lightsaber XD ): The one of me with the lightsaber? Yessss... Anyway, I've kinda always been a fan since my parents took me and my sister to a drive in to see the very first one when I was a year old. I've kind of been in and out of the fandom itself ever since then, but when the Young Jedi Knoghts novels came out, I jumped right back in with both feet and have been immersed ever since!

5. Family (since yours seems really big !): Well, we're sorta big. My immediate family consists of me and my mom. My dad lives in Michigan, so I don't get to see his as often, but we still keep in touch. Holidays we go to my aunt's house for excellent food and fellowship. That's basically the only time I see my cousins... I also have extended family in Indiana that I don't have a tremendous amount of contact with due to distance and some lingering bad blood from an incident that occurred several years ago. I had a biological sister who died from a perforated ulcer when I was three, so my memories of her are very few. I had a step-sister with whom I was pretty close with, but she died several years ago. Maybe that's why I feel disapointed when I hear about family members with conflict between them. They could die before anything gets patched up and there's no way to reconcile anything...


Anywho, that's pretty much all.


Birthdays Today: Coretta Scott King
Civil rights leader
b: 1927 -

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