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Friending Policy )
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Love you all!
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Here's my list of who I will think should win the academy awards. Items in bold are the winners, and items in italic are my guesses. If it's bold and italic, it means my guess was right. Mostly my guesses are made up of whom I want to win, not necessarily whom I think will win.

The 85th Academy Awards )



Jul. 12th, 2011 09:13 pm
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I squealed so hard I think only dogs could hear me.

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What's that? Yea, that's right! My favorite character punches zombies in the FACE!!!

For Japan

Mar. 19th, 2011 04:13 pm
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I was very saddened by the recent events in Japan, and my heart goes out to everyone that has been affected by the disaster. While I was in NYC for conference I kept a close watch on how the events were unfolding in Japan. While Tokyo is considered to be a safe zone, it still suffers some setbacks in energy and transportation; only some trains have partially begun to run again in Tokyo.
While it is true that the radiation level in Tokyo has risen, the levels are too low to pose any harm. According to the Japanese government and Nuclear Safety Officials, these levels are just higher than our regular daily dosage, around the same as we would get from taking an international flight at a higher elevation.
Despite the setbacks, people in the Tokyo area went to work and school, and everyone in the other areas such as the Kansai region remain untouched and fully functioning. Help from several other countries have arrived and are working towards recovery.
To help for a swift recovery, here are some resources I've discovered. I want to support Japan’s economy when I can and give back to the country that has given me the anime, manga and culture I love.

Google Crisis Response. - Gives links for donations, as well as latest news and realtime updates via Twitter.
20 ways to teach about the disaster in Japan. - Helpful post to understand the basics of what happened.
Q&A on the nuclear crisis in Japan. - Even more indepth information on the nuclear crisis.

Here are different charities that are involved in helping the crisis:

American Redcross.
Convoy of Hope.
Global Giving.
Herald de Paris. (for helping the zoo/aquarium animals of Japan).
Hope Letters. (for those who can't donate anything monetary, but still want to help).
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For the spring makeup season, MAC has done it again to appeal to my nerdy demographic. Last autumn they managed to snag me with their Disney villains makeup line (LOVE my Maleficent lipstick), and now they're appealing to my love of girl power, comics and pop art with their newest color line inspired by the Amazonian hero Wonder Woman.

This newest line screams of boldness and color, which I highly enjoy. I love the prints in reminiscence of Lichtenstein in vibrant comic book colors, along with the bold packaging designs. The colors are what you would expect of Wonder Woman: electric blues, bright reds and heroic golds and silvers. If you're like me, and love colors that make a statement, this line is for you.

What I've been secretly coveting is the utility brush set in shimmering gold. I do makeup designs as a hobby, which I someday hope to turn into a profession, and when I saw this little wonder of wonders, I knew it had to be mine. It appeals to the makeup designer in me for its convenience, as well the comic book nerd in me who has always wanted her own utility belt. I mean, Wonder Woman does have the best accessories. And hey, I got my tax refund in, so why not treat myself to something nice?

The collection is available now till mid-April, so if you want some super powered makeup of your own, get it before it's gone.
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Here's my list of who I will think should win the academy awards. If it's bold, it means my guess was right, it's it striked through, it means I was wrong.

The 83rd Academy Awards )
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Here's my full story on the coverage of the Buzz fire. Please leave me comments, I love reading them! :D
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Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

This was made for my friend Aeriel, who is literally like a wife to me. We're married on Facebook and everything. Well, the story is, between work and studying for my law test tomorrow I seriously doubt that I would have been able to see her, so I made this instead to make up for it.

Warning: This was not made for human eyes. Seriously. I can't even watch it without my stomach hurting from the pangs of laughter. Unless you're curious to know what I would look like as a guy, don't click. I warned ya.
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Just found out that Crunchyroll is streamlining the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Currently all 14 episodes are available to watch for paid members, with four episodes released weekly for non-paid users.

If there are any friends of mine who can't wait for the releases, I do have some 24 hour passes for all access to Crunchyroll.
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Updated my layout to match the layout I made for my bestie, [livejournal.com profile] animefall. She is the Harley to my Ivy. ♥
Sorry [livejournal.com profile] faeriecross, now you'll need new evidence to prove Deshi and I are the same person.
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After much anticipation, Lady Gaga has released her newest single today, entitled "Born This Way," which was released earlier than originally planned. While listening to it, I'm reminded of an early Madonna during the age of hits like "Express Yourself" or "Vogue." Seems like I'm not alone here.

With the catchy lyrics invoking empowerment, (and heck, just an infectious beat) has Lady Gaga done it again? Take a listen for yourself.

The "Born This Way" single is currently available on iTunes with the album of the same name coming out in May. For those who can't wait for the album, or even the music video, Lady Gaga will perform "Born This Way" at the 53rd annual Grammy awards this Sunday. Who's watching it with me? :D
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Two onlookers watch as firefighters from the Hammond Fire Department assist in stopping the flames inside the Hammond nightclub The Buzz. As of 9:32 p.m., there were no injuries, and the exterior of the building remained in tact. The exact cause still remains unclear.
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I've always dreamed of when I would be able to get into a superhero's tights. Both figuratively and... *ahem*

Anywho, it came to my attention some time ago that there finally exists a MMORPG I really want to play. Not your Wows or your Flyffs; no, I'm talking bout DC Universe Online. Imagine: Living the life of a DC superhero, getting a nice entry-level job at Wayne Enterprises, putting on a costume and smacking bad guys at night, to come home and read the late edition of The Daily Planet. Maybe even getting a date with The Flash. Hee.

Just look at those character designs. Makes me want to be Batman.

You play as a hero or villain that you create and customize, and every player gets an iconic DC character (like Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor, or the Joker) who sends you on assignments and group missions. Your mentor can be a hero or villain, which also decides how you'll develop in the game. Also alternate gaming options let groups of players square off against each other, and there’s even the ability to throw down as your favorite DC character. You can bet that I'll be playing as Poison Ivy a lot.

Speaking of Ivy, here's an Ivy cut scene from DC Universe Online.

And just for my dear [livejournal.com profile] animefall. Because you can't have Red without her Harl.

I love it when they use the original voice actors for certain characters. I can't imagine anyone else doing Harley's voice. But that doesn't mean I'm opposed to James Marsters voicing Lex Luthor. He sounds very delightful in the cinematic commercial for the game. ♥

Now to start saving my money.
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Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and New Year! I'm trying out my new year's resolution and hoping it sticks after the pitiful blog output I had the last couple of years. This year, I'm going to just do it. Not to rip off Nike, but far too often I come up with ideas of stuff I want to do, but never accomplish them. Not this year.

As such, I want to reconnect with my LJ friends (by posting more, commenting more, etc.)! Even though I've basically moved to Facebook and Twitter, I miss posting inane fandom crap with sprinkles of real life to LJ on a daily basis. I'm not sure how well I'd do at blogging everyday due to my law class, but I can update at least once a week. It used to be daily back in high school and my early years of college. Aaahh in November I will have had this LJ for nine years. That's mind-boggling.

On that nostalgic note, last year ended pretty well. Finished a whole year of grad school, and I went to London for the third time with [livejournal.com profile] faeriecross in tow, and I got to do overseas correspondence by covering a lecture at the House of Lords. I was also involved in an award-winning original play as the makeup designer, and was a founder of a social media site for my university. The greatest accomplishment of all was being promoted at work as the A&E editor, which has been a goal of mine ever since I started working at the paper. This year I'm planning on some more trips and adventures, life permitting. It's amazing in a few months I'll be entering the last year of my 20s. omgwtf!

My hair color is awesome and it was a total accident. ...just had to throw that in there.

Other than that, I've been starting some new fannish creations. I want to give Shrine Maiden a new look, write some fic, make some icons and remodel my personal Web site.

Tell me what's up with you my flist! :D
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Ugh, it's 2 a.m. and guess who can't sleep and has work in about oh... 5 hours? Oh well, gives me a good excuse to use the LJ app on my iPhone.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Did news correspondence overseas, learned how to train people, and also worked in organizing a campaign for Earth Day.

2. Did you keep your New Years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any last year, but this year my resolution is just do it. Not to rip off Nike, but far too often I come up with ideas of stuff I want to do, but never accomplish them. Not this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, but there are a few pregnancies going around.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
England and Ireland.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Reconnect with people I haven't talked to in a long while.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory and why?
I can't remember the date, but the day I finally became A&E editor. It had been a goal of mine forever.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Interviewing a lord and lady at the House of Lords and advancing at work by becoming A&E editor at the Lion's Roar.

9. What was your biggest failure?
As always, procrastination.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing other than the occasional head cold.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I didn't buy it, but I received an awesome flip video camera from my mom for my birthday.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My bestie Deshi, because she brings sunshine even on an overcast day.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mostly intolerant people.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, gas, bills, etc. I don't think this answer will ever change for me.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
New Orleans Comic Con that will happen at the end of this month. :D

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Kesha "Tic Toc."

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? Maintaining.
iii. richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Writing in my journal. I hate thinking I've lost memories bc I didn't record them.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Watching television.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Celebrated Friendsmas on the 21 with the besties, baked cookies with Nan on Christmas Eve, hung out with mom Christmas day, and saw Black Swan that night with my besties. :3

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?

23. How many one night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program(s)?
Definitely Glee.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope, I actually let go of some of my anger towards some people.

26. What was the best book you read?
"Forest of Hands and Teeth." I hated the romance part, but the zombies and overall world building in the story was amazing.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Flaming Hares Asian radio hour. I listen to it every week now.

28. What did you want and get?
A new i-Pod.

29. What did you want and not get?
I still haven't gone to the British Film Museum. D:<

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
It's a tie between Piranha 3-D and Black Swan. Huh, what a combination.

31. What did you do on your birthday?
Went drinking the night before to celebrate at midnight. Ate at La Carreta with Bonnie, Aeriel, Megs, Jim and Chad the following night.

32. What one thing would have made your year more satisfying?
If I had created my personal Web site by now.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Whatever I want to wear.

34. What kept you sane?
I'm not really sure to be honest.

35. Which celebrity did you fancy the most?
Johnny Depp?

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Wikileaks, because it is going to change a lot of things about what we do online.

37. Who did you miss?
Old friends I used to talk to.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
A bunch of people in the theatre department. I love them so. :3

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It’s then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives. -Unknown

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
So he started rockin', ain't never gonna stop
Gotta keep on rockin', someday gonna make it to the top
And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes, he's a juke box hero
- Foreigner


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