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I really, really, love that picture up there. It makes me happy.
There's a bit about me in my profile, so you ought to read that if you're interested in befriending me =P. As a bit of an addendum, I really love history and art. And maybe even art history. My favorite musician is Elliott Smith. I have several crushes on historical figures and characters from literature. My favorite color is green, but I also really like orange and yellow because they're such happy colors. I love amazing quotes from people, books, movies, whatever. I don't actually like much art made past World War II [this introduction wasn't pretentious enough]. I really love paranormal things! I share a birthday with Ralph Fiennes, which I think is pretty cool. I love photography [but not my own], and I think bat rays might be the prettiest animals. I love music dearly, but I hate musical elitists. I'm a movie junkie, though my first and most enduring love with always, always be reading.
My posts can be all over the place, as a warning. I rarely post more than once in a day.Add me
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Another year, another challenge! It's kind of hard to believe this is the third time I'll be doing this. Last year I got 50 books, and 120ish movies, so this year, I believe I'll be shooting for 75 books and 150 movies. Hopefully I can do it!
So, just to reiterate, these are books and movies I've never seen or read before, to encourage me to read/watch new things instead of sticking to old favorites. I will also be adding any anime series that I finish to the movie list, because they're a big commitment anyways.( Progress!Collapse )
Let's try this again, but with more manageable goals, yes? My goal for 2010 is to read 50 books I've never read before, and to watch 100 movies I've never seen before. Last year I managed 33 books and 86 movies, so I bet I can do it this year!
**EDIT** I decided to add anime series that I've finished this year as well. Because, really, finishing most series requires a lot more time than watching a regular movie anyways.( BooksCollapse )
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Not only did I reach my goal, I went just past it (for books), and well past it for movies! I'm quite proud of myself. Perhaps for 2011 I'll stick with 50 new books, and go for 150 movies =). I may also start listing all the books I read in another list, because I reread books a lot and want to keep track.
Stealing this from Callie, because she's cool like that and won't mind.
My goal is to watch 100 new movies and read 100 new books this year, because I always end up watching the same movies and reading the same books. EDIT:
I kind of failed at this. Especially with the books, XD. But, I got over 3/4ths of the way through movies! I'm surprised I watched that many at all =P.( 100 MoviesCollapse )
If you are reading this right now, you have more luxury than someone in Iran could ever hope for right now. If you are watching TV or a video on youtube, updating your status on Facebook, Tweeting, or even texting your friend, you are lucky. If you are safe in your home, and were able to sleep last night without the sounds of screaming from the rooftops, you need to know and understand what is happening to people just like you in Iran right now.
They are not the enemy. They are a people whose election has been stolen. For the first time in a long time, a voice for change struck the youth of Iran, just as it did for many people in the United States only seven months ago. Hossein Mousavi gained the support of millions of people in Iran as a Presidential candidate. He stands for progressiveness. He supports good relations with the West, and the rest of the world. He is supported with fervor as he challenges the oppressive regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
On Friday, millions of people waited for hours in line to vote in Iran's Presidential election. Later that night, as votes came in, Mousavi was alerted that he was winning by a two-thirds margin. Then there was a change. Suddenly, it was Ahmadinejad who had 68% of the vote - in areas which have been firmly against his political party, he overwhelmingly won. Within three hours, millions of votes were supposedly counted - the victor was Ahmadinejad. Immediately fraud was suspected - there was no way he could have won by this great a margin with such oppposition. Since then, reports have been coming in of burned ballots, or in some cases numbers being given without any being counted at all. None of this is confirmed, but what happened next seems to do the trick.
The people of Iran took the streets and rooftops. They shout "Death to the dictator" and "Allah o akbar." They join together to protest. Peacefully. The police attack some, but they stay strong. Riots happen, and the shouting continues all night. Text messaging was disabled, as was satellite, and websites which can spread information such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and the BBC are blocked in the country. At five in the morning, Arabic speaking soldiers (the people of Iran speak Farsi) stormed a university in the capital city of Tehran. While sleeping in their dormitories, five students were killed. Others were wounded. These soldiers are thought to have been brought in by Ahmadinejad from Lebanon. Today, 192 of the university's faculty have resigned in protest.
Mousavi requested that the government allow a peaceful rally to occur this morning - the request was denied. Many thought that it would not happen. Nevertheless, first a few thousand people showed up in the streets of Tehran. At this point, it is estimated that 1 to 2 million people were there. Mousavi spoke on the top of a car. The police stood by. For a few hours, everything was peaceful. Right now, the same cannot be said. Reports of injuries, shootings, and killings are flooding the internet. Twitter has been an invaluable source - those in Iran who still know how to access it are updating regularly with picture evidence. People are being brutally beaten. Tonight will be another night without rest for so many in Iran no older than I am. Tonight there is a Green Revolution.
For more information:
- near constant updatesHere
- ONTD_political live post
دنیارابگوییدچطورآنهاانتخاباتمان دزدیده اند
Tell the world how they have stolen our election
Good news, for all that care! I found ways to get my rats more comfortable with each other and make them like each other. Hopefully they work out! Eloise is so adorable and I really want to keep her <3. Even if she bit the crap out of my hand.
Anyways, I really just wanted to do this meme.Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Bold Strike out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game, post it!
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I'll update tomorrow with birthday details and pictures! I've had a marvelous birthday, but I'm dreadfully tired. Y'all should try to guess these!
1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions.
"A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever." Moulin Rouge!
That's the one good thing about Paris: there's a lot of girls willing to take their clothes off. " Titanic
"I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98-pound weakling! I would go to the beach and people would kick copies of Byron in my face! " Dead Poets Society
"They just want to see what happens when they tear the world apart. They want to change things." Donnie Darko, luminosiity
"I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame. " Atonement, imagined_away
"What lingered after them was not life, but the most trivial list of mundane facts: a clock ticking on a wall, a room dim at noon, and the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself. " The Virgin Suicides, motionlove
"Why do I always have to sit next to the exes? Is this some kind of a hint, sweetheart? Anyway, shouldn't the exes have a table of their own, where they can all ex together in ex-quisite agony? " The Hours, luminosiity
"And we'll always be friends forever. Won't we? " The Fox and the Hound
"Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me, amplified." Girl, Interrupted
"There's obviously something wrong with him. He's taken off his shoes and one of his socks and... actually, I think he's crying. " The Royal Tenenbaums, rantix
"If he weren't up there now... I don't think it would be snowing. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it. " Edward Scissorhands
"Tell you what, we coulda had a good life together! Fuckin' real good life! Had us a place of our own. But you didn't want it!" Brokeback Mountain
"They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up. " Big Fish
You could've killed somebody. I don't know, maybe you did kill somebody. Should we turn on the news and see? Should I check the grille to see if there's children or small animals? " Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
"She's smiling. Is she happy? She looks happy. So, what does it matter?" Mona Lisa Smile, luminosiity
Can't guess more than four, Callie =P.
I figured out something really weird about me, concerning my attitudes towards change and variety in my daily life. I walk to the library almost every day in order to volunteer, and usually I take these two streets to get there. I'd thought that I enjoyed variety; every day I'd walk and think to myself "Oh, today I'll walk down this street, and up this street", or if I was feeling especially different, I'd take the big main street one way. Recently I discovered that I can actually take any of the smaller streets I pass on the way to the two streets I usually use, since they all lead there eventually. My initial reaction was "Yay, now I have more routes!".
But then I started thinking about actually taking those routes, and I got sort of uneasy. I have no clue why, it just makes me really uncomfortable thinking about walking down any of those streets, like something terrible is going to happen to me. Which really doesn't make sense; something could happen on any of these streets; none of them are especially more dangerous than the other.
So I've decided that while I like to delude myself into thinking I like change and variety, it really bothers me to mess something up once I establish a nice, working routine. This holds true when I think about me walking to school, and why I generally refuse to jay-walk even if I have the opportunity.
Anyways, that was interesting to me, and probably not to you, XD. The past few days have been alright. The hottest Asian guy of my life came into the library to check in with his sister - after I'd signed off my shift. Oh, the tragedy. I watched two episodes of John Adams with Callie yesterday. Jefferson is hilarious in his boredom, and dear Mr. Rutledge from S. Carolina is probably my favorite. With his lavender coat. Yum.
I'm going to be Peter Pan for the book ball at the end of the month. I've always wanted to be him!