...Well, that's not entirely right. This is more... friends somewhat. You know, for when I rant about personal issues. I mean, I love you all, I do!! But I don't think I want to put exactly who I like or who I am or what my address is or anything right out there for all the world to see... but do feel free to friend me!!
Shiki Misaki (The World Ends With You): stalkershiki (in paradisa )
Maya Fey (Ace Attorney): kuraingirl (in theoregontrail)
Maya Edgeworth (Ace Attorney): mayaedgeworth
Eden McCain (Heroes): so_convincing
Haruhi Fujioka (Ouran High School Host Club): manlywoman
Lieutenant Commander Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation): starfleetdata
Lwaxana Troi (Star Trek: The Next Generation): ambassadortroi
Misa Amane (Death Note): spazzykira
Lady Juliet Fiamatta Ars De Capulet (Romeo x Juliet): capuletgirl
Donna Noble (Doctor Who): didntturnright
Mai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Maya Fey (Ace Attorney)
Haruhi Fujioka (Ouran High School Host Club)
Shiki Misaki (The World Ends With You)
North Italy (Axis Powers: Hetalia)
America (Axis Powers: Hetalia)
Misa Amane (Death Note)
Juliet Fiamatta Asto Capulet (Romeo X Juliet)
Liz Thompson (Soul Eater)
Sarah Palin (Alaska)
Lenalee Lee (D.Gray-man)
Gaila (Green Girl) (Star Trek)
Stephen Colbert!America (Stephen Colbertica) (The Colbert Report/Axis Powers: Hetalia)
Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Ginny Weasley (Quidditch robes) (Harry Potter)
Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
Cosplays in Progress:
Tamaki Suoh (Ouran High School Host Club)
Uzuki Yashiro (The World Ends With You)
Miria Harvent (Baccano!)
Maylene (Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji)
Kay Faraday (Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations)
Kyoko Mogami (Skip Beat!)
Yuki Nagato (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Kiyomi Takada (Death Note)
But in spite of all of that, the show - both of them - is about hope. It's about hope, and it's about love, and it's about someone trying to do the right thing and perservering and winning in the end. It's about intelligence winning out over violence, it's about love winning out over hatred, and it's about the humanity of the characters... even the ones who technically aren't human.
They both assume that the human species hasn't entirely destroyed itself within the next 50 years. Global warming is a problem that we work through. Republicans and Democrats don't end up starting a civil war that turns nuclear and takes out the entire country, and then the world. North Korea doesn't start a nuclear war of it's own... in fact, for the most part, it assumes that we aren't destroyed by nuclear anythings.
They both believe in the power of humans to work together and prove how great we can be if we really try, not just how small.
They both assume the best of humans, not the worst.
And it's that kind of hope and love and belief in humanity that I want to live each day of my life with. What kind of life is that, if you can't believe in those things?
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 finally updated all of my music on Alphonse (my computer) and put the new iTunes on Alexander (my iPod). It's weird... I found that I have all of this music I didn't even know I had! Songs like Stairway to Heaven are on my computer... and I have no memory of buying or downloading them. I mean, I'm not complaining! They were probably just on some giftmix that a friend gave me and I forgot about... but nonetheless.
Also, I forgot to mention... I'm employed! On Friday of AnimeNEXT I got a call from AMC Theatres at 68th street, I went in for an interview on Monday... and this coming Monday, I start training to be part of the Film Crew at my favorite movie theatre! I'm pretty excited. I'll actually have money! 8D
I finally got to go fabric shopping yesterday, so I've been sewing a ton yesterday and today, to the point where I would say that the main part of my Ginny Weasley cosplay is done by this point~ I'm pretty pleased... it's gonna look pretty good, too!
I had other stuff I wanted to post about, but I forgot it. Back to more sewing, I suppose!
I'm still alive.
- The Gods Are:: amused
So apparantly they're making a live action Ouran High School Host Club.
You know what? I'm pretty excited about this! The cast looks pretty good, I have faith in their ability to be the characters well, and assuming that the writing and directing works as well (which it should- Ouran is popular enough that they can get the best of both) it should be pretty amazing!
This is gonna be awesome. I so can't wait to see it!
Also. Also also also. Daito Shunsuke. I think I have a new favorite Japanese actor~ (He's the one who's supposed to be playing Kyouya. Does this really surprise anybody? XD)
- The Gods Are:: excited
A man died this weekend.
He was one of more than fifty siblings, and fathered at least twenty-three children.
In the 1980's, he helped the U.S. by fighting in the U.S.-funded insurgency against Soviet troops in Afghanistan.
He was later nearly killed by the U.S.
In the 1990's, his family disowned him.
He has had a very difficult life.
And today, people celebrate his death.
I'm certainly not saying that I support Osama bin Laden, or that I condone any of his actions. He is, after all, the man responsible for approving the action that shattered my childhood, and brought the City that is my lifeblood to a standstill of shock and pain. The world is undoubtably a safer place without him in it. And, even though I would rather he weren't killed by the U.S., and thus, made somewhat of a martyr, I also know that there is no way we ever could have reached any kind of peace with him, and that some form of what happened was our only choice. I am well aware that this was our only option.
But a man died this weekend. And, no matter who he is, that is nothing to celebrate.
Hatred only begets more hatred. Violence begets violence.
There is no end result we could reach for. We can't try to find peace "in the end", because there never will be an end. But violence is never an acceptable means. And perpertrating that violence is not something to find laudable. It is something to be lamented.
I suppose what this all comes down to is... I'm not sorry that Osama bin Laden is dead. But I'm sorry that we killed him. And I refuse to celebrate his death.
Heartbreak is always bad. But I'm considering that maybe imminent heartbreak - waiting to get bruised when you know that there's no other option - is worse.
...This isn't the real post I had promised, and I'm sorry. I'll explain more.
But imminent heartbreak really is pretty damn bad.
It would happen around Valentine's Day too, wouldn't it?
ETA: Or... not? I honestly have no idea what's going on, but I'll explain it more later. For now, it's one in the morning, and I still need to read three acts of Much Ado About Nothing (or sparknotes it... ;; ) and think about starting my Shakespeare essay. But... yeah. Life is weird right about now.
She runs away for no reason, so he follows her anyway.
They make seperate turns at a fork in the street, and thus went in different directions.
They both ran straight through a parade.
He's the prince, but has no bodyguard or even anyone looking after him.
He completely ignores/forgets about his plans with Hermione.
At least one hour, maybe even two or three pass in a fifteen second chase sequence.
He finally finds her, and after staring at each other for a minute, she runs away... but this time, he can catch her hand and hold her there... even though she's physically his equal.
He hugs her, and she fights him. So he kisses her anyway.
Her wig just disappears. Literally, it simply vanishes so her hair can fall down.
No one even comes looking for her, even though she's the precious last heir of House Capulet.
The final sequence in episode 7 of Romeo X Juliet has so many problems to it.
But it's still one of the most romantic, sweetest, most beautiful scenes I've seen in fiction. Not just in anime, in fiction overall.
...I'll make a real post later. I know I haven't posted for nearly two weeks... but. This deserved saying. Because I love the anime of Romeo X Juliet so effing much.
That is all. :D
- The Gods Are:: giggly
all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire."
"You are a daughter of kings. A shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate."
Hell, I would fall for Aragorn there too. Just sayin'. He could not have said anything more perfect to her right there.
So. Um. Guys suck and are made of such massive fail, especially when they insist on never opening up ever about anything. Oh, and ignoring everyone around them... like, refusing to even acknowledge their presence. Even when they're having an emotional crisis in the laundry room, and they're the only one there and there's no damn way they could have missed it but they just chose to stand there with their fucking headphones listening to music and ignoring me I mean what the hell is his problem.
...Um. Guys suck. And sometimes I feel like I picked the wrong guy to have a crush on. DX
So... two of my friends left campus today, and I am going to miss them. A lot. I'll get to see them again over February break, but the missing them will still be there. A lot.
By the way, I'm just chilling here, in front of my computer, eating the New York pizza my friends brought me (even cold, it's better than the crap they serve here!) at about 1:30 in the morning. Fun times!
Ooh, so I went to the thrift store in Waltham on Saturday. And I came back to school with a really super cute denim skirt, a little cello figurine/music box for my dad, and a really gorgeous prom/formal dress that looks amazing on me that's barely even damaged (it IS a thrift store, after all)... and I got it all for only $15. I love everything. :D
Also. J. MICHAEL WILL BE AT ANIME BOSTON. 8D All my love.
...Right. I can clearly no longer brain. I think it's time for me to go now.
God, I'm such a whore.
...No, really. I'm gonna be a massive whore.
Although, I suppose the more "politically correct" way to say that is... I'm playing Bianca in the upcoming Hold Thy Peace at Brandeis University's production of Othello.
So. Like I said. I'm such a whore. And I'm so excited. :D
So I just finished watching the Golden Globes. (...Three hours after they finished, because I had to pack. Oh, TiVo. I love you so.)
...I swear, one day, I will be there. It may take a few years, the completion of my education, and a while of artist's poverty, but... I will be there myself. One day. One day soon. Relatively speaking, at least.
Meanwhile, it is 2 AM, and I now lay me down to sleep... to wake up in 7 hours to go back to Brandeis. 10:30 AM bus, why? Anyway... I'm excited to go back to school and see my friends and everything... but damn, am I going to miss New York. It is where I live, and where I belong.
Lastly, today there was karaoke. And it was awesome. And I just wanted to put that out there. That it was awesome, and everyone who was there makes me so many levels of happy inside like I can't even begin to describe. :D
The Golden Globes. Give it a few years... but I'll be there.
So, um. Guess what I found out last night?
ZAC EFRON WAS YOUNG!SIMON TAM.
Also, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog is available to be streamed on Netflix. As is Firefly. And I have Wesley's account's e-mail and password. Life is good. And I will never get anything done again. :D
What Else Can We Talk About Besides Mad Libs and Menstrual Blood?
...I already promised a friend that, when I first released an autobiography of my infinately interesting life, that would be the title. Because it's a quote from an actual conversation I've had, and it's so awesome, I couldn't not.
So... I'm kind of in the process of discovering Arithmancy. It's not... I mean, I don't really believe that the numbers dictate who you are, but... it is an interesting and fun way of thinking about parts of your existing personality that you hadn't really considered before. And then seeing where the numbers do match up. For instance, using my real name, I'm a 3. The name Arthoniel is also a 3. New York is a 3. One of the people I kind of have a crush on right now is a 3. Both of my parents are 2s. (If you couldn't already tell, you're more compatible with someone who shares your character number.) And it's kinda fun, just doing that, and seeing what does and doesn't match up~ I wanna try working on personality profiles and things next, just to see how accurate it can be. If you want me to do one for you too, just let me know, and give me the name you want me to work with- we can do it in a PM, should you prefer~
Lastly... I've noticed that a lot of my friends, particularly here on LJ, have been going through some tough times, recently. And I'm sorry... and if there's anything I can do to make you guys feel any better, just let me know, mmkay?
Also, if you're into voice actors like I am... check it out. It's kind of beautiful. XD
And if you're not, but you ARE into musicals/Disney/things that are awesome... this is more the thing for you~
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~
So I just finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Again.
lksjdlfkjsdlfkjsdkfj CEDRIC WHY.
It actually made me cry.
God, it's so good. And it makes me cry so much. BUT IT'S SO GOOD.
Also. The Black Butler DVDs. They technically come out on the 11th. I've already seen that they have them early in Image Anime. I WANT THEM SO BAD WHY AM I SO POOR I CAN'T AFFORD THEM UNTIL AT THE EARLIEST AFTER I BUY ALL MY TEXTBOOKS AND SEE HOW MUCH MONEY I HAVE LEFT OVER, ASSUMING I HAVE MONEY LEFT OVER I'M POOR WHY.
TL;DR... Even though I'm practically an advertising agent for Black Butler for FUNimation... I can't buy the DVDs to Season One, Part One. And it makes me want to die. Because I'm poor, and cannot afford the things I want.
...Um. It's 3:30 in the morning now... and it's the second night I've been up this late. Today, (by which I /technically/ mean yesterday, but... whatever) I slept in until four. PM. So... yeah. My brain is in a weird place right now, and I'll shut up.
BUT CEDRIC. WHY. AND BLACK BUTLER... OR THE LACK THEREOF. WHY.
Right. I'll go continue to die inside now.
Title: Christmas Party
Fandom: Ouran High School Host Club
Characters/Pairings: Kyouya, Tamaki, Haruhi... I guess there's Tamaki/Kyouya if you tilt your head and squint.
Warnings: None. I guess a warning for fluff...?
Author's Notes: Written for ang_the_adverse in the holiday_ouran Ouran Secret Santa exchange! Honestly, I think this is the longest fic I've ever written. Like, ever. It's not absurdly long or anything though... I usually just do drabbles, and this is just over 2k words. But still. It's a thing. Anyway, I tried something new while writing this, which is always fun... and hopefully it worked! ...And hopefully it's all clear. But anyway. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
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