i must admit we (well, i - idk if the others have seen this) do get enjoyment from seeing a reader love our story and react to it - so i guess i kinda know where bryke is coming from when i see the ending of episdoes like peacekeepers and the sting.
we don't have access to the module, so it won't be automatic, we've got to go and do it all manually. :( but ur on the list now, so next time we release something, your wall will be one of the ones i write on.
haha, we haven't even really started working on it yet. we don't really go by a schedule, but just get stuff done whenever we can. we're all usually busy with real life and whatnot, and plus, tanc is our only main writer, so that really puts a damper on stuff sometimes.
Massive sinus headache. And I've promised to help a friend move tomorrow. Sorry, dude. You're just going to have to give me explicit instructions as I've taken meds that make my head swim a bit and I can't make heads or tales out of their instructions.
I'm seeing that there is a place to do edit on "Featured Fanon Series". Is this where I want to be? Also, do they want a short synopsis or is your "preview" (can't think of the word I want...dang it.) what they need?
yep, just edit the featured fanon series. say something like "i nominate spirits of the shadow for featured fanon series because blah blah blah". Then i think you just sign it (by typing "Intelligence4 (wall • contribs) 02:22, February 1, 2014 (UTC)") and then you're all set, i think. i've never done that before though, so...
feel better and don't do any heavy lifting tomorrow. :)
ouch... did you break anything? speaking of breaking things and hurting yourself, we had something similar happen in lab today... i got a bit of super concentrated H2O2 on myself, and it burned quite a bit. then a little later, someone in every lab group each broke a beaker, w/in a minute of each other. it was eery how close they were lol. and yes, literally every. single. group.
i think so... but don't quote me on that. just to be safe, i'd still get your mainspace edit count up to 50.
Bruised my tailbone. Laid on the ice for about 10 minutes trying not to cry. Fail. And then laughter. If anyone's going to break their ass, it gonna be me, right? This has been the klutziest year ever. It's just hard to sit and do things right now. Or sit and not do things, too. I either have to stand or lay down. Getting through classes is absolute torture.
Are you okay? Did you have to see a dr? Wow.
I'll read through the rules and see what I can do. If I can sit down for a while. (ha.)
well, i mean... clearly your ass isn't that smart, so.... :D:P (the ice thing wasn't supposed to be part of the joke though - it really helps with bruising after an injury. could you bring like a pillow or cushion of some sort to class to sit on?)
no, i just have a tiny white mark on my skin. hydrogen peroxide is the same stuff you can use for like laundry to get your whites whiter, and apparently in really high concentrations, it stings quite a bit. after a few days, the skin peels off and then heals.
hey there! so on the who goes to the spirit world thread you said something about whether or not roku was in the spirit world before aang, or if he showed up there when aang did...besides reading the link i posted there, you may want to take a look at this...
Also, i see that you watch once upon a time (in your fav wikis). A relative of mine got me wrapped up in that a while ago. Do you know when the new season is coming out? i heard about the once in wonderland thing, but is that a replacement for the original show or in addition to it?
September 29th at 8. Last season I had expected Rumple and Regina to have a magnificent rumble. I was highly disappointed. I'll continue to watch...for a little while longer.
Once in Wonderland is a spinoff. Not sure if I want to see that one. I'm already having to adjust big time with my new schedule. College and working and trying to find something of a social life in a new town is about all I can fit on my plate.
same - i'm going to college in the fall too, and i won't be taking a tv with me, so if i ever find time to watch it it'll be online. (but that's usually how i end up watching most of my shows anyway). besides all that, i'm already trying to watch too many other tv shows premiering in the fall.
about the avatar being in the spirit world...did you read my dynamics of the avatar? it basically details why i think the avatar is all one spirit. i saw your reply on tech's wiki, (don't want to keep going there, i think it's supposed to be private-ish) and that you think there are two souls in each avatar (avatar spirit and individual). if that turns out to be the case, then i think past avatars probably would be in the spirit world.
I must confess I have not read it. If you would, may I have the link?
I'm just curious as to what happens to the individual. Is that spirit fused into the Avatar spirit and loses all individuality? And if the Avatar(a pluralized spirit if the individuals are incorporated) is reincarnated, aren't all the people in the Avaterverse reincarnated? Where are they?
I kind of left off when it went off topic, LOL! It was late when I was reading through so not sure everything made it to the gray matter.
My personal comfort zone aside (I enjoy individuality), it would appear that the Avatar spirit adds to itself. Similar to adding body parts to a whole without much regard to the "personhood" of the physical incarnation. It brought the question that if this is true, at what point will the body be complete? I must confess ignorance to much of the Eastern religions and philosophies and so I'm not sure how this question can be answered.
The current Avatar receives assistance from the previous Avatar...and then what? When the next Avatar is born the cycle begins again, but what happens to...in this case, Roku?
Again, I know I'm not much help. I usually wind up with more questions than answers. Sorry.
But then where did Kyoshi go? To do what? Sit and wait until such time as she might be called on? I can imagine a spiritual waiting room where previous Avatars are twiddling their thumbs waiting on something to happen. Not how I'd want to spend eternity.
Now if they had become part of the collective consiousness of the Avatar Spirit, then it would make sense that all of the past Avatars were present when Roku spoke to Aang and when Aang spoke to Korra. And that would lead to the conclusion that Roku was present in the Spirit World only because Aang was there. Not because Roku was a resident of the Spirit world.
I dont think past avatars become part of the collective consciousness when they die - I think that they were always part of the avatar. So I don't think Kyoshi "went" anywhere - she is just a set of memories of the avatar, and when she died, because death is such a traumatic expierence, she couldn't easily remember those memories when she became roku. (except when the avatar state comes into play - as mentioned in "dynamics" that is the full mind of the avatar). When roku died, she just be became even deeper in the avatar's subconscious as aang. And on and on. Actually, aang even said "i have to look deep inside myself". He kinda meant that literally.
The more I think about it, the more I believe that roku was there only because aang was, and the spirit world article is wrong. In facy, the only evidence I can think of to the contrary is whereever it said that kuruk was looking for his fiance...? That part confuses me...
So, do you think this may not be "true" reincarnation? Seems to me that if only the memories of the past Avatars are kept with the Avatar Spirit, then it would appear that only the Avatar Spirit is reincarnated. Everyone else is not. And then, it would seem that the reincarnation has a twist in that the Avatar Spirit can remember it's past lives. Hmmmmm....
Kuruk is a puzzle, indeed! How was he getting into the spirit world? And back out again? Or was he searching for Ummi after he died? That's a back story I'd love to hear.
no, i definately believe it's true reincarnation. i don't think the avatar spirit is seperate from the current avatar, or any other. it's not that the avatar spirit got reincarnated and remembered it's life with roku, roku is the avatar. so roku himself was reincarnated. (well, it all started with wan, but yeah)
my best guess is that he was searching for ummi before he died, and when aang recalled him in the spirit world, aang's past memories of that life just started reinacting their last mission, or something like that. for sure a backstory i want to hear.
i think i believe that each set of memories has a consciousness...kinda like each lifetime is part of the avatar's soul...kinda like voldemort's horcruxes from harry potter. each part of his soul was him, but only part of him. you could think of the part of his soul in his body like the current avatar, and all the horcruxes as past avatars.
Also, so we're talking about a snowball effect. The Avatar Spirit picks up more lives until...when? Unless the laws of the Avatarverse are vastly different from ours, the sun will eventually nova. Then what?
Not that I'm worried. If indeed more than one universe can exist in the same space, then the spirit realm must be where they go. They simply need to make the crossing. That is assuming, again, that the Avatarverse is set up similar to our own.
we're about halfway through writing our third chapter.
until (s)he's killed in the avatar state...? Or if the literal sun actually does nova (or collapse, or whatever - if it's like ours, it's too small to nova), and the planet doesn't exist anymore. then no more avatar. i just randomly threw that out there, but that actually makes sense, considering the avatar is the spirit of the planet (questionably, and hopefully). which makes another question: would the spirit world still exist if the mortal one was destroyed? so many questions...i love talking about this stuff.
not worried about what?
the question isn't if the past avatars can go to the spirit world, but if they do...if they're seperate enough from the current avatar to travel there on their own, or if they only appear there when the current is there.
Or...would the Avatar Spirit--the spirit of the world incarnate, cease to exist? With the planet a frozen burnt cinder, what happens to the spirit with no reason to be reborn into the next Avatar? (and perhaps no Avatar to be born into) Does the Spirit of the planet merit admittance to the Spirit Realm?
Personally I can't see why not. It is a spirit after all. But then one would wonder. New planets forming in new solar systems. Would the Avatar Spirit be reincarnated into a new world?
(fusing SF with fantasy...NOW we're getting somewhere! A Galactic Avatar. LOL!!!)
Ch 3 is probably about halfway done - I hope the writing process will go faster with this one, cuz we're trying something new and having all of us contribute to the writing instead of just Tanc write while the rest of us edit ad tribute ideas.
Hmm... That would be interesting...if each planet with life had a spirit...sounds like we're getting into astrobending. (that was a thread on university a while ago, basically the concept of what bending would be like off this planet.)
I wonder if the spirit world is only linked to our planet, or if it extends to others with life as well? If u were in the spirit world, could u travel to another planet's spirit world? I bet the spirit worlds are connected...like if u somehow fly into the spirit sky far enough, you'll cross over into the next spirit world.
i think solarbending would just fall under firebending, with is really electron bending.
if you don't mind me asking, are you going to be a freshman?
maybe there wouldn't be that many - the spirit world seems to be made up of, for want of a better term, thoughts. thoughts conjured by the living things living on earth. so i think there would only be a spirit world for a planet with life on it.
well, each of the physical worlds (aka planets) are tied together - you just fly off into the sky, and you eventually reach another one. they're all on the same plane of reality. i think that's how the spirit worlds would work too - all in the same plane of reality, and your just fly off into the sky to go to another. but instead of actually going into space where you can see planets and all, b/c that's too physical, i think it would be more like the one you're leaving fades into the light behind/beneath you, and the one you're going too begins to appear out of the light ahead of you.
In word picture, like the top of a sponge and the bottom. You just have to find the right pathway through the many holes in the sponge to get from top to bottom, if I read you correctly.
Yep, freshman. And as you can tell, not going to be majoring in Astronomy or Physics. Although my nephew and I were out late last night on the garage roof watching the Perseids streak over. It's as close to the aforementioned sciences as I want to get.
My stuff is in my new apartment. And I'm still waiting for that award.
Going into Veterinary College. Cuz some people just suck
The premise of the game is simple. Navigate to the end of the puzzle without being killed by the computer. You use a portal gun that creates two kinds of portals. You select which kind, blue to jump in and the orange is where you come out. So you can open a blue hole in the floor, then open an orange hole in the ceiling or wall over or by where you want to come out.
And so it occurs to me that while going into the spirit world may be all well and fine, meditating to "open" a portal into the spirit world. But what if it's not that simple? What happens if your meditation only opens one portal--in? Aang had to get an assist from Hei-Bai to get out. Hei-Bai opened the portal out. Roku brought Aang in and sent him out. Would one always need an assist from the inside to escape? Hei-Bai is a spirit who can move in and out at will. Is it only humans who need assistance out? Sokka was pulled all the way into the spirit world, much like Ummi. Only the Avatar Spirit has left his physical body and entered the spirit world. As he is the great bridge we expect nothing else. But is this evidence that nobody else has a spirit? (Say it ain't so!!!) There's something in this I'm not grasping.
Nice, I'm possibly looking at medicine. I took a vet science class last year, it was pretty cool. Besides all the classics of a regular class, one of the things we had to do was observe surgery, which was really cool. If you're going into vet med, you're definitely going to have to have some physics at some point. Calculus too.
I never really thought if it like that. I'm not sure portals are involved though. I think it's more like teleporting. Or "teleporting" inwards. Like into the collective consciousness if the world. (going off my thing where the spirit world is made if thought).
If you indeed needed a portal, then the spirit world would be a physical place, which I'm not sure it is. I think it's more like this: Everything has a spirit. (like the sen lin forest - hei bei is its spirit). Those spirits rest in the spirit world, which is made of the collective consciousness of everything. When one crosses over from one to the other, he simply transfers himself to the other plane of reality...now I'm confusing myself. -_-
Here's what we know: 1. Some places are closer to the spirit world than others. 2. At certain times, the spirit and physical worlds are closer than others. 3. Some spirits like koh know what's happening in the physical world without crossing over.
Bear with me. I may not be making sense. Dr prescribed pain meds. I got slammed into the side of a stall by the business end of a horse. My fault. She didn't see me and I surprised her.
Um, yeah. The price was right on the apartment. Free. I just have to take care of the horses on the premises. I'm hoping my scores in AP Physics and Calc have saved me from taking more. Aunt Wu hasn't come through with a prediction yet. Too busy making bean curd puffs.
And they don't have bathrooms in the spirit world. Seriously. Sokka had to run to the bathroom after Hei-Bai released him. So if that kind of bodily function can be felt, can pain? Hunger? In going to the spirit world in your body like Sokka, are you still subject to a physical death? I think that would be a yes. But does Sokka have a spirit? Or only the Avatar? What becomes of Sokka's spirit?
If like Aang, one leaves a body in the physical, can the death of the spirit in the Spirit Realm, does the physical body die? It doesn't make sense that it would not?
Here's a crappy thought. Huu said that separation is an illusion. What if all spirits are connected to the Avatar Spirit? And them to it?
I definitely think each person has his own soul. Bending abilities are "stored" there, as evidenced by the avatar's ability to bend more than his genetics allow.
The whole death thing confuses me. What dies where, and all that stuff.
...what made you think of the all souls connected to the avatar thing? Wondering b/c I had a similar thought myself: what if the spirit world is but the avatar's unconscious mind? That would explain the past lives being there...of course that was all before we found out about avatar wan.
Logically, if separation is just an illusion, then it follows that all things are connected in some way. Physical realm and Spiritual realm. Each peace connecting to a counterpart in the other. And even the physical realm to the spiritual realm. They must be connected too.
well, i'm not an expert on eastern religions, so i'm not going to make the call if the seperation thing has some base/inspiration irl. but to me, huu seems like a bit of a nut job - he though pants were an illusion, so i will call crap on his theory to some degree. then again, pathik said almost the same thing, so...
but i don't really like the idea that everything is spiritually connected. i like the idea that everything has it's own identity.
i do think everything in the physical world has a counterpart in the spiritual, or at least a spirit. like that forest's counterpart would be heibai. the only expection i think is the avatar. i think he is his own counterpart, seeing as he can travel between the two.
Still. You gotta admit. That would come down to one hellacious battle if the Avatar were able to draw on not just his past lives, but all. But then that would imply that people other than the Avatar would be born with their own spirit. Only to yield them to the Avatar upon dying. Or, the Avatar Spirit yields pieces of itself to the newborn and receives it back after the individual dies.
Home is...well...I've lived with my oldest big brother, his wife and my nepoo for 8 years. That's home. With Dill only being 10, there are some things that are not allowed in the house. And it was the same when I was his age. I understand that. I respect that. I'll watch another time if that's what it comes down to. No big deal.
The apartment is a different deal. It's my satellite that I pay for on the apartment that I'm working to keep.
Okay, new question(s). In a debate with my brother, he mentions that the Avatar should be getting stronger with each incarnation. My argument is that it isn't power that is passing into the new Avatar but the Avatar Spirit with the accumulated knowledge of the previous Avatars. Hence the new Avatar must learn the bending arts all over again. He/she would only draw on the knowledge/power of the Avatar when the Spirit is called upon.
Sound right? Did I miss something?
Yeah, I know. He's just trying to get my goat, so to speak, but hey.
His argument is that the individual in the next nation of the cycle has to gain the power to bend all four elements. Which is essentially right in that those abilities are brought in by the Avatar Spirit. The Rava/Wan combination brings those abilities with them/it upon the rebirth of the Avatar. In other words, I'm attributing the ability to bend all 4 elements to Wan's having been given all of the elements. The knowledge to draw upon and use them to Rava.
eh...not exactly. sounds like you're arguing that each avatar has its own soul? first of all, just curious, how old is ur brother? he could join our debate here?
an avatar is a human (usually human - techfilmer has more hindu knowledge than i do) version of a spirit or god. take the god part out b/c there aren't gods in avatar. also there's some looseness to the term, as to the avatar: is the soul that of the god, or that of someone enforcing the god's will, ect. in wan's case, it's a combination of both, the spirit's soul bonded to his, so they are still separate, but she's still in his body, and he has his own soul.
wan was just a regular dude, and raava was just a regular (well...) spirit. she was the force of peace and light and hugs and stuff. then through a series of events, that has nothing to do with wan learning to bend the four elements, wan became raava's avatar (the literal definition). it just so happened that wan learned the four elements prior to becoming the avatar, and carries that ability with him through all his lifetimes.
so now we have wan serving as the raava's presence in the world, and making peace and stuff. as he died, raava told him that they would be together in all his lives. meaning that wan will lead a new life in a new body, and raava will be with him still, b/c they are bonded like that. each incarnation is exactly the same person, his memories were just wiped into the unconscious. he must learn the elements over again b/c he can't remember how to use them. he already has the ability to bend them, he just has to unlock that ability, cuz he forgot when he died. otherwise, anyone could learn to bend all four.
I've sent him the link. We'll see how he responds. He's a reasonable cuss most times but if he's convinced he's right...what an ass. Ah the joys of family.
He was watching it with us (me and Dill) all through AtLA and the first season of Korra. I think he's been watching Korra this season. He was not too pleased with the murder/suicide in the last season for Dill's sake. But he had some pretty good insights about the ep that brought the positive spin as to why Tarrlok did what he did. (and I still contend that Noatok saw it coming...the tear. Just a feeling.)
i'm still not sure he saw it coming. i think he was just emotional about the fact that he and his brother were reunited, even after all the crap they put themselves through, and he probably even felt bad for taking his bending.
Might be that I'm the (way) youngest. I have fun with my bros but sometimes they just pick on me.
Yep, Dill is big Z's lil man. Little. BS. He's 10 and he almost looks me in the eye.
So here's what his initial reaction was. "Yeah, that's pretty much what I said." Also BS. I reminded him of what the debate was about and that the Avatar was not getting more powerful but that he had all the power any one person was ever going to have. But the potential power was reborn into the next incarnation and had to be learned all over again to be "fully realized".
Another question. I guess this is a question of terminology. "Fully Realized". Does that mean fully trained and able to connect with the Avatar state at will or just connecting to the Avatar state alone. I would have to say the former but at this point, it's anybody's call.
The thing with the lion-turtles giving people bending powers raised a point of fascination. It's that 10,000 years went by with people bending just the elements. And then we get a hint. "In the era before the Avatar, we bent not the elements but the energy within ourselves." And so in Aang he now has the power of the lion-turtles. I'm thinking he could have given bending to those who didn't have abilities before.
All of the airbenders lived peacefully for the most part. I'm just wondering why everyone was not given bending. Of course, fire is pretty dangerous. That I can see. But not water? Or earth? At any rate. It's just a question and I'm still not unhappy with the episodes.
It's getting to be like an onion with more and more complex layers.
i still wonder if the avatar gets more powerful or not - i always thought they did, but was never sure how. now i'm not sure that it does. idk, w.e. The avatar state can still wipe the floor with just about anyone.
i always thought being fully realized meant being able to control the avatar state, but again, idk, we don't have a source for that.
kinda makes me wonder why aang or korra doesn't give airbending to the acolytes.
maybe they did give bending to everyone, and some people born after their era just didn't turn out to be benders. or maybe some people didn't want the power for some reason.
a magical onion that doesn't get any smaller when you peel off those layers.
Magic onions, LOL! Or a Narnian onion that gets bigger the further in you go.
Wow. What a fantastic point. WTH! After the war, Aang didn't have to be the only airbender. He could have given the Acolytes bending and then taught them to use their new power. Suck. That's gonna bother me the rest of the day. Of course you may be right and they were offered power. It would be interesting to hear the reasonings for or against. Seriously, if you were offered bending in a world of benders, would you take it? I don't know if I would. Have to think about that.
And tonight, "The Guide". Although I don't think any ep is going to ever top "Beginnings". Still blown away. If I get home early enough, gonna watch it again before the new ep. I have to stop for food so's I don't get in trouble again but I should be able to swing it. Will dvr it as usual.
i know that point has been discussed a lot before now, and the argument was always that if it was possible then it would have been done. but now that we have seen beginnings, then i'm starting to wonder.
i really hate to burst your bubble, but the guide isn't going to be on tonight. since two episodes were aired last week, they're skipping a week - the guide airs next week. (actually works out perfectly for me, cuz season 3 of grimm premiers tonight.) didn't you hear about it? people were talking about it on the threads a lot.
if i lived in the avatarverse, i'd definitely want to be a bender, no bones about it. personally i think it would suck to be a non-bender. if i got to pick which element, i'd choose waterbending. the only think i'd think about is if someone asked me to be the avatar. i don't know if i'd want to be reincarnated, have to start over, and forget my past life. i would love to have that kind of power, but... (i had an extensive conversation about it with one of my fellow fanon group members at one point.) i know we established that the avatar is one soul, but i still think that each part of that soul, aka each set of memories, has it's own consciousness, kinda. Like a horcrux? if that's the case, and i could keep my own consciousness when i reincarnate, then i would absolutely be the avatar.
But here's the thing. Aang comes up and offers to make you an airbender. Maybe as a male you might accept. But as a female...I don't know.
I have to admit, waterbending would be exceptional. Being able to heal would be awesome. Always having ice water in my glass, also good. ;)
Other than being able to cook my meals and start the fires, I don't see much use in firebending. It's almost irrelevant unless you're fighting with it.
Earth would probably be the element of greed. Seriously, the Bei Fongs. Why aren't all earthbenders filthy rich? Jewels, gold, silver and more. They can get to it, why not? And if they're metalbenders, all the better.
Air, at least you can get to where you want/need to be somewhat easily. It has it's uses in day to day life. But no. I'm not cutting my hair.
No, I wouldn't want to be Avatar either. Mainly because I wouldn't want that kind of responsibility. I would be more likely to turn into Kyoshi and not give 2 $#!+s when some jackass falls to his death. And now I have a new question.
In the Avatar State, is the current avatar aware of Rava? Thoughts?
yeah, even when bionicle was my thing during my childhood, water was always my favorite element.
well, we've seen that firebending can heal, and i'm willing to bet that the other elements can too. besides that, firebending produces light, which is nice, and as we've seen, you can design doors/locks that require firebending to open. not to mention entertainment - being a firebender would make for some pretty neat shows, especially when lightning gets involved. i think we only saw the fighting side of fire in atla b/c the current fn corrupted it to only be useful for fighting. but it's useful for other stuff besides that.
how is earth the element of greed? well, maybe i can see them being able to get precious metals and stuff easier, but that doesn't make them greedy. actually, come to think of it, besides building stuff, earth doesn't have many uses in everyday life besides fighting (but that's not in everyday life).
i think air is the most useful for everyday life; it's so versitile. all the other elements damage stuff when they're used - anything fire touches it burns, water soaks stuff and runs out quickly, and what can you do with earthbending? if you wanted to get somewhere, you'd leave a trail of destruction behind you.
i think i would want to be the avatar - i feel like i'd be the kinda guy who doesn't kill if he doesn't have to, but i never have to b/c nobody has the guts to mess with me. i'd be a very tough my way or the highway kinda avatar, although not to the point where i couldn't see reason. and lol about kyoshi.
well, you see....um....uh....hm. idk about that. up until now, raava didn't exist for us b/c she was just added to the story, so can we look at those previous moments as evidence? it makes sense that they would be, i mean, they're remembering all their past lives, (i think i've decided roku's statement holds true, wan didn't have any past lives to call upon), so idk if they remember raava too.
Well....I don't know how many airbending chicks he's gonna make. Do I want to wind up being a broodmare for the race? Aang may have given up the Northern Air Temple, but there's still the Eastern and Western temples to occupy. Would the "be fruitful and multiply" mandate be invoked? A kid or two...I'll think about it. Becoming an airbending Dugger? No. Not just no. Hell no.
What do you think that pool was that Korra was dipped into? A spirit pool? Or something similar to the Spirit Oasis? I would have liked to have learned a little more about it.
Okay. Light shows. I can dig it. :)
Earthbending is very close to being the most useful of the elements. Building shelters--really impressive buildings. If I were in the FN, and a firebender, I'd contract some EK builders to make my house. It never ceases to amaze me that the FN has wood in their buildings. (whuh?...My house is on fire!!!)
Water is still more the most useful as it fills one of our most basic needs.
That spirit pool! Did you notice how it was shaped and what it resembled? Hint: Master Pakku said that the water from this pool has special healing properties. LOL! I was practically jumping up and down when I saw it. I knew it had to be the Spirit Oasis.
Meh...I figure if Aang was concerned with rebuilding his people, he'd have had more kids. Pema looks happy enough to be a broodmare. I'll leave her to it. I think Aang would or should have been more concerned with passing on the bending art itself. Maybe it would have been better if he had made benders of Guru Pathik's people if they could be found.
Dunno...Yeah, breathing is necessary. Windmills, fans cooling one's food and fly where you need to be in record time. I'm not sure I follow that it's the most useful. Can you gimme more f'rinstances? Water is a no-brainer. Cook, drink, wash. Gravity pulls it down and so makes a wonderful tool.
No lunch today, so I have to make up for it later. Hard to eat then have to do physical activities. I'd rather not but I have to. Taking notes and writing this at the same time. Thank you Snagit! Best lil capture tool ever.
wait...i'm a little confused. are you saying that the one ayeaye dipped wan in is the spirit oasis in the north pole.
i wouldn't call pema a broodmare...they just have a large family. like aang, they just do whatever fits for them. and having airbending abilities doesn't mean you'd have to bring back the whole race.
well you can use it to manipulate things in your environment, like bringing things to you and movign stuff and stuff. also, you can soften your landings, and get places faster with stuff like the air scooter. also, it's always available. i'd still wanna be a waterbender, but why would that make bathing or cooking easier? how's gravity's effect on it make it more useful?
that sucks...but yeah college has totally messed up...ahem, eliminated, my eating schedule. some days i hardly eat at all, then pig out all at once, and other days i eat a little bit all the time. those days are much less common though. :( Nice multitasking...i don't think i could do that, my classes always go to fast to do anything other than take notes. What's snagit?
but the oasis is at the north pole, and ayeaye's pool is nowhere near there.
yeah, both my parents had large families growing up as well. 12 years? that's a lot lol. idk if i'd say spoiled, but it must be nice to have people ahead of you to see what to do or not to do. i'm the oldest, so i'm basically the guinea pig for a lot of...well, everything.
true, true. in those times, yes waterbending would be very useful. i was talking about today's times, where plumbing takes water everywhere. come to think of it, all kinds of bending are better without technology.
oh, that was your's...? uh...no, i have no idea who ate it...*licks lips*
peanut butter and apples is so good......especially since i haven't had the chance to eat more than a small snack today. lol the things we talk about...laundry, eating...#collegestrugglebus
huh, sounds neat. but how can you use it to take notes in class? it sounds like it only works on the computer it's installed on..
And to you, too. I'm sorry. If you posted about it, I didn't see it, my friend.
She was an adult when I was born, had just graduated high school. I can't say she and I were really close because of the age difference and because of her drug use which ultimately led to her death. But Pawpaw was my best bud when I was little(r, lol). Her death so shocked him we lost him shortly after her funeral.
I know it sounds kinda cold, but I'm more angry at her than sad. Long story short, her drug use was the reason I was moved into my brothers' keeping. An apology. An explanation. Either would have done.
And then there was Odin...what a great dog. He knew all of my secrets. As is common with German Shepherds, his hip dysplasia progressed to the point of not being able to put it off any longer.
It will get better in time. Hugs to you for your encouragement.
You ate my pb and apple sammich. (looking very sternly) And you can drizzle a little honey on mine. (picks up a fork and stares at intel, don't make her use it.)
Pet name for both my grand-dads, really. They enjoy(ed) it.
I was not pleased with the ending. Other than killing Vaatu/Unalaq and making the final split with Mako, there was no resolution. What about the past lives? What happened to Verrick, Bei Fong, General/Admiral...whatever Iroh? The flippin' navy was decimated. Again. Personally I don't give 2 shi...um...I don't care about president douche-canoe. Vaatu can stomp on him. Big blue Korra was cool, though. Wow. Eska's complete 180. Eska and Desna's reaction to their father's death. wow. Really? No. Not feeling it. Bryke what the hell?
Do we have a timeline for B3 coming out? Lol. Yeah that was a long a painful wait. Not looking forward to doing it again.
/quizzically raises eyebrow/ okay, then..../makes and gives sandwich/ still not sure what i owe ya for... /joins you at table/
heh...oh, that ending...where do i begin? so, normally i'm fairly excited about a new avatar episode. i mean, i still have bladder control and all that :p , but i usually give myself time to sit down in my dorm, find a good livestream, and allow myself to get absorbed in the episode. it's fun, and a good break from the stress of school and work and social obligations and all. plus, this is the first season of avatar where i was waiting for the first episode: i only found it late in high school, and was still catching up on atla when korra started airing. i don't think was up to date until about the episode where she was kidnapped...maybe a little earlier? anyway, so during the rest of this season, i was always happy to see what happens next, and i was engaged in the episodes. and of course at the end i couldn't wait for next week. even more so, i always felt like each episode topped the last one. if i was gonna rewatch one, it would be the most recent. then the finale happened.
thousand stars was good, and hc was good. then i watched the finale, and i started noticing a ton of...brain farts, for want of a better word. there were a ton of spots where the krew could have done something different that would have solved everything. for example, why didn't korra throw unalaq into the northern portal? then it would have been just him vs. mako and bolin w/o his kids, and korra would have re-locked up vaatu before he got back. or why didn't raava rip vaatu out of unalaq first?
i figured, "okay, i can deal with some of these, bryke's just building up to something epic." Then vaatu,who is supposedly one with unalaq, came out of his mouth, and ripped korra and raava apart, who were also supposedly one. and in that moment, i went from suspension of disbelief to utter contempt. and to "are you freakin' kidding me" when the past lives were destroyed. for the rest of the episode, i wasn't enjoying it, i wasn't absorbed in it. i was just thinking, alright, how much longer until this is over? i hated the giant fight - it was totally unnecessary and didn't feel anything like avatar. and i could have done a korra and projected myself and smacked bryke when the past lives were gone "forever." same as when they basically disregarded and said everything else was wrong when she left the portals open. which kinda ruins b3, which is supposed to deal with the change in the world after korra's fight with vaatu and her uncle. i even started to question my dynamics theory at a couple parts. (i'm still convinced i'm right though.)
wow, that was long. oops. uh...here, /looks at your empty glass of milk that i poured earlier with the sandwich and refills/
as for b3, we know it's called change, and as i said above, it deals with the "change" in the world after hc. we don't know any time tables, but there will be a much (that word was emphasized, leading me and others to think it will be sometime before summer) shorter wait than the one for b2. and the first few eps are in post production. there was an interview with the bryke, links are on the rumors thread. (btw, we made a new rumors thread...have you seen it? i think the link to the new was on the old). speaking of that interview, totally irritated and in disbelief about the twitter questions that were actually asked. seriously? zuko's mom? what about the past lives or the dues ex jinora?
she better get those past lives back at some point, or if she's not, bryke could at least tell us. /sets own glass down on table kind hard/
(shock) I drank regular milk? Yikes! Lactose intolerant. (runs to the bathroom) Now. Where were we?...arrrgghhh...(runs back to the bathroom) Sorry 'bout that.
Okay. I got this. Big Blue Korra. I loved the artwork. What can I say? As far as the story, no. It was so, so not Avatar. And I had watched it when it was airing. Bought all of the video games and played them endlessly. The spread of technology made me sad and this ending made me sadder. It seems like the last connections to AtLA are being severed. And Tenzin finding a way out of the fog when nobody else could? What was that? Granted, it was gratifying to see that Zhao was not um...dead but at first I didn't even recognize him. (I wonder if Jason Isaacs voiced him this time, too?)
lol, i'm actually allergic to milk as well. (not the lactose, but i still end up in the bathroom). do u use any milk substitutes? (like soymilk, almondmilk, ect)
i pretty much agree with everything you said there: artwork was amazing, but what happened to a good old fashioned bending battle? the could have just kept that going. and about big blue korra, why did she have to do that? why couldn't someone else who was spiritual do it as well to help her? i agree about tenzin, that was strange. same deal with the aang halucination. bit of a DEM there. and most of all, why could unalaq grow like that with vaatu in him and wan/korra couldn't? gr...so many fck ups....although yeah it was cool to see zhao.
confused about what? and don't want to see what again?
so what kind of changes do you think this book will entail? one thought i had was that everyone will start forming avatars with spirits...which would be totally stupid, cuz it would make korra not special at all.
Damn. Had a whole wall of text and it went away. Having more bad days than good.
Anyway, let's see if I can remember what I had here before.
I usually use the Lactaid milk and take the supplements when I have something with cheese. I've tried the soymilk but it has certain...um...gas producing properties and so I kind of avoid it. Almond milk is okay and I can cook some things with it. Rice Dream is not bad on cereal but you can't drink alot of coconut milk for the...well...laxative effects. Occasionally I get stupid and have pizza (flat crust pepperoni w/ shrooms and bacon) with extra cheese and then wind up in bed for a day or so. Bentyl and GI cocktails help but sometimes it feels like I've set off a grenade in my intestines.
Speaking of the artwork, did you notice that Korra was the same shade of blue as Aang when he was energybending Ozai and Vaatunalaq was the same shade of red as Ozai when his energy was being bent? That pretty awesome.
I did watch it again and came out with another "really?". Vaatu seemed not to be concerned that Unalaq could only bend one element. Powerful, yes, but has potential limits.
My confusion lies with Bryke. Why would they do this to us? Dare I say it? I feel betrayed. Trolled by the whole series and the one before. And not trolled, "haha wasn't that funny" but trolled almost to the point of frustrated anger/sadness.
One thing did occur to me when I watched it again. I'm hoping that the past lives are not "gone forever" but only separated from Raava. And if Raava can be separated and then rejoined with Korra, why not the past lives. Hoping this can happen in the next season.
Do we have a date yet for the season premiere of Changes?
i hate it when that happens....i've learned to ctrl+c my reply before i hit reply so i can just paste it back in....it took me longer than i care to admit to figure that trick out.
i usually just stick to almond milk...everything else i've tried before gave me problems eventually. i avoid other dairy products like the plague though: i used to tolerate like yogurt and some hard cheeses, but then...well, shit happened. literally. ( i actually have other digestive issues than just an allergy, so that's always a ton of fun...)
i didn't, but now that you point that out...that's really cool, a nice touch of continuity...too bad aang can't be a continuity point. (yep, still bitter about the past lives...)
with vaatu not caring about unalaq only having one element, i think it's b/c he knew that that was his only option besides getting whooped again by raava's avatar. besides, he had all that plot armor..uh, i mean spirit giant power, so i think it's fair...i guess.
yup....if they don't bring the past lives back at least before the end of the series, then my opinion of avatar is going down the tubes... maybe not all the way, but nowhere near as high as it is now.
i think it goes like this: the past lives of the avatar are like irl past lives, except raava's presence allows the avatar to remember them in certain ways...like talking to them. so they're technically still there...she just can't access them. although i don't see this happening next season because of the whole change theme...carving her own path and all that. why would they get rid of them only to bring them back so soon? if it happens, i'm betting on it happening in b4, or end of b3. that said, the sooner the better...
no news yet...i think we're going to be high and dry for a while. :( I'm betting on either march (judging from the time between atla b1 and b2 and the fact that the first episodes are in post production) or some time during the summer. they said "MUCH less of a wait", so...
You can tune a piano but you can't Vatuunalaq. Okay. Droll joke out of the way.
I'm very much liking your suggestion on another thread about getting the backstories on the other avatars. That would be such a fascinating set of stories. Yangchen's story would be the next logical in the series since we already know so much about the avatars before Aang. This could be a vehicle for adding them back to Korra and/or the next avatar.
Have you ever tried goat milk? I can't bring myself to try it yet. So if you're the intrepid experimentalist I'd like to hear your opinion.
Continuity. That's another bone to pick. There really won't be any continuity to speak of. I wonder if Korra will be able to speak directly to Raava? And what happened to the spirit's joining with humans for too long kills the human host? Not that Vaatu cared. Unalaq would have kicked the bucket and Vaatu would have moved on. What exactly did happen to Vaatu? He's not back in the tree. He's not inhabiting another host. What exactly happened?
Hope you've enjoyed your holiday! I'm home, getting ready to sit down with "the guys" (my bro and nephew) and play some COD:Ghost. The playing field is even here and I can kick a man's ass.
yeah that would be amazing if they actually did that. too bad we don't know a way to contact them... :( i'd be most excited to see the 2nd avatar and yangchen. ideally, they would just make another season for just this. that would be freaking amazing. /enters googly eyed dream state/
no, i haven't... i've always thought that would just affect me the same as cow's milk. plus i've heard it tastes...bad, to say the least.
yeah. other than the fact that b3 will kinda link to b2, it won't feel like it has any link to any other bit of avatar ever... at least we're getting the rift soon-ish. wait, idea...ya know how the search somewhat followed b2? what if the rift is meant to do the same with b3? that would be neat...and also give us a vague idea for an airdate lol. as far as vaatu goes, merging with unalaq was fine b/c he touched the portal during hc and they made an avatar, so the bond won't kill the human. (like raava and wan). i think vaatu's...dead? kinda like what happened when other spirits were purified...except he didn't have any light in him, so he was just destroyed. idk what happened to unalaq though. will vaatu still even grow in raava considering she's in an avatar? idk if korra will be able to talk to raava...if she will be able to then that basically throws away any chance for the past avatars to come back; there'd be no need for them.
speaking of the past avatars...the reason they got rid of them (and raava) was so that korra would really be all alone in the end battle...apparently they make a sacrifice at the end of each season of avatar, iirc. but now that raava's back....??
yeah, i did enjoy my holiday, thanks for asking, and i hope you did as well!
nice, lol, i'm sure you'll have fun with that! i've never actually been a huge gamer...actually, growing up, we never had a gaming system other than like a gameboy or something. just never got into it...
Perhaps that would be something you can bring up with your friend, Techfilmer? He might know of a way to...like...make a suggestion?
Yeah, that's what I heard. Was just hoping they were wrong. Mashed spuds really don't taste the same with almond/soy/rice milk and the lactaid is expensive. It's in the budget cuz it has to be. I don't have much choice in getting my dairy needs in.
So what you're saying is that essentially, we're not gonna get the past lives back. Suck. Okay we get it. Korra had to be alone during the fight. She had to sacrifice their immense help. But destroy them completely? Troll. Sucking troll. I'm not happy with this sacrifice and I don't foresee that I ever will.
Glad your holiday was good! You don't talk much 'bout your sibs. Did you go home?
Where else but gaming can a 5 foot 99 pound chick kick a 6' 2" 200 lb man's ass. That was gratifying. But the games were brought to me after I was "moved" as a means to keep my mind off of things that prolly should have been dealt with by a professional. Immersing myself in another world kinda shut the real one out. I still have fun with them, but I can keep them in perspective now. I'm not as much a broken toy as I used to be. :)
I'll be headed back tomorrow afternoon with about a 1000 containers of leftovers. Semester finals looming...(insert scary music...)
we tried that once, to ask about the avatar, but it didn't exactly work. i think the best bet we have at contacting them at all would be through like tumblr or twitter something...neither of which i'm involved in. i suppose i could make a account affiliated with my username here..? idk, i'm not gonna worry about it now. besides, i'm sure they get thousands of fan letters with suggestion that they just ignore anyway...
yup....pretty much everything you said except it's almond milk for me lol.
at this point, i'm just bracing myself so that i'm not let down anymore if we never get them back. but i seriously hope we do.
yeah, i went home. it was so nice to just relax and get away from school....but now i'll be playing catch-up on homework before i go back tomorrow. that's gonna be a load of fun.... I do have one younger sibling, high school age. i don't talk about my personal stuff/family very much cuz i try to keep that stuff private on the internet - don't really want anyone knowing my who i am irl...internet safety stuff and all that, ya know. but the stuff i've shared, i'm okay with sharing, so don't feel like you're making me share more than i want to lol.
lol - short ppl ftw! (i'm only like 5'3" - i feel like i said that before....) Do you have any expeirence with martial arts? you can kick someone twice your size's ass pretty good there depending on what art you learn and how you apply it haha :p Yikes...you mean moved from your parents place with your sister to your brother and his wife's place? and yeah i know the feeling of wanting to get away...
ugh...same here. one more week of classes, finals. but luckily i'll be able to come home in two weeks again after finals are done - i have 3 weeks off for christmas. :)
Sigh. Perhaps there can be the small novels or comic books if not the actual show. But my disappointment is so deep right now I'm not sure I want to watch the next season. There's always OUaT, I guess. HA! Yes! And I called it...Pan is Rumple's father.
R&R fur sure. I feel like I slept most of the time I've been here. You're right of course. It's a good thing to be guarded. Some people are safer to share with than others. Thank you for your confidence.
My bros are both military. And dad and both grands. My brothers literally took pains in teaching me to defend myself. Their rule for me, cut and run. It was funny. There were a couple times I surprised them and emerged the victor on my own. I understand, though. They wanted me to feel safe and they know they can't follow me everywhere. The running joke with them is that Tai Kwon Do means punch'em in the junk. It is one of the most endearing qualities of the male gender in that there are parts of you guys that remains 8 years old forever.
Yeah, but that remains a long story for another day and another venue.
I think I have everything I need to get through my finals. Just the nerves that need to be calmed now. Here's to the holidays! (raises a glass of ginger ale)
that would be a good idea...but yeah, i'm so disappointed in the finale...but we've already said that. ooh...i forgot the new episode airs tonight! guess i'll watch that in bed now, lol. Nice call! oh, also did you see that avatar extras is available on nick.com? seeing that makes me feel so much better about the avatar series...
haha, i slept in til like noon every day. i just got back several hours ago, and the reality of academia has hit me..... :(
haha hey, whatever works! i did taekwondo for like 4 years in middle school, but i had to quit cuz i just didn't have time for it. hoping to get back into it in college now though. and i think there are more parts of us than just that that stays 8 years old forever, lol. :)
ugh, finals...i just want them to be over with. my next couple weeks are going to be nothing but stress and studying...it feels like it's never gonna end!
This is the year from hell. This afternoon got a wisdom tooth cut out. I seriously want to go to the south pole and be frozen for a while. A long while. Thirsty but afraid to drink. I've heard the horror stories of dry socket and I'm not willing to risk it.
No, I haven't gotten to those as yet. Truthfully, I've been in review and cram mode. I've never had much trouble with writing but this one class is kicking my ass. I don't like the business side of writing. Stiff and unfeeling/cold. "Dear Person, you owe us money. Pay through the nose or bleed through it." I'm hardass like a marshmallow, though. :)
Coolness! I like how fast the movements are in TKD. It's like they don't see it coming. It's a good workout too, I assume? How do you suppose those movements would translate into bending? From what I've seen, it's more offensive moves than defensive. (shrugging) Best defense is a good offense? Something like that? But thinking it falls somewhere between firebending and earthbending.
Yeah, 8. My sister in law laughs at my bro when he plays with Dill. "They're not dolls. They're action figures." Then Dill picked one up and frowned while he was looking at it. He wasn't going to say it, but it hit him. It's a doll. Then he went on playing with them.
mine was the summer before junior year....that was pure hell for me. and ha, at least you didn't have all four cut out over spring break of your senior year! XD drinking water you'll be fine, but be sure to not put pressure on them...and that means negative pressure (sucking) too. so no straws. seriously be sure to do the salt water rinses multiple times/day...especially after eating. and of course follow doctor's orders, but i'm sure you're smart enough to know that. how big did ur face get? mine was huge...i looked like a greedy chipmunk! :p
lol, same here. i'm at the point where i'm freaking out and am a little paralyzed...i'm just looking ahead to thursday: i have two exams, but after that i'm DONE!! for this semester...but three weeks of pure bliss await me...can't wait. and hopefully it won't go by too quickly. fortunately i don't have any writing to do this semester, but i think i might next semester...at the least some reading to do. those damn books are gonna be so expensive...
yeah it's really fast. a great workout. my instructor told us that once he had to train in a building wi/o heat....and his instructor made them be the heat source for the room. i loved it, it was great fun, but then i ended up quitting b/c i didn't have time for it, and i was getting a little borde with it. looking back, i wish i'd stuck with it though. and as fast as it is, it's also very agressive, a very hard style. (hard styles are like tkd, soft styles are more like the ones used for airbending and stuff...more blocking/dodging/and joint locks.) We did learn a lot of defensive techniques, but they were still agressive. I want to learn more of the soft styles...sometimes the violent agression just isn't needed, and i think it's good to have a good base in both styles...and i already know a hard one. As far as how TKD would translate to bending, i think it would best fit some of the pro-bending stuff. probending styles are based on MMA (mixed martial arts) and TKD is one of the larger components of mma. but if it were to be used for one style, i'd say firebending, and then maybe earthbending. which is funny, cuz i'd prefer to be a waterbender first.
lol, that gold. yup, action figures are manly dolls....or dolls are girly action figures? i think it goes both ways.
The avatar extras. Were you referring to the Bryke commentaries? Um. No. I don't think I'll ever feel better about that ending. Not unless she gets her past lives back.
It feels swollen but honestly, I don't hardly ever take the ice pack off long enough to have a good look. I'm drinking water now, though. Had tomato soup earlier and tea. I could stand another peanut butter sandwich, though. Since I only developed one, there prolly won't be any future problems. Dammit. Does that mean I'm not wise?
One test Friday, then one on the following Tuesday and one on Wednesday. Breath in slowly through the nose and slowly out the mouth. It sorta kinda works for a small while. Then I remember what's coming and start getting nervous again. Is it possible to over study? Seriously. When you think about it (and I can't stop...) lives will literally be depending on what I know. I'm over-analyzing again. (slaps self. "get a grip!")
I've seen some Tai Chi classes offered near here. According to Bryke, that's the form that water-bending is based on. I know it's quite different, more defensive in it's combat forms. Just wonder if it's all that different when all's said and done...?
Have you kept your action figures? My bros have a lot of theirs. They'll never admit it but I don't think it's a huge problem. It's actually kinda sweet. holding onto a more innocent time. LOL! Barbie in a combat uniform. Complete with high-heeled LPCs. Very chic. Pink armor plated hum-vee. Yeah I can see it. (wink!)
oh, no, i wasn't saying i was feeling better about the b2 ending (although i think i'm a little less bitter) but i was saying i feel a little better about avatar in general after seeing the old series again.
only one tooth shouldn't be that bad then...at least you still have one side of your mouth to chew with. at one point i resorted to mashing up a bananna in a bowl and licking it up...i was that desparate. i could barely move my mouth/cheeks. and you should take the icepacks off for a while...having them on all the time isn't good either. and if you only developed one to begin with, i would say that, nah, not too wise. but i guess we're even cuz neither of us have any now haha.
ooh...so you still have testing next week too? that's rough...everyone has to be out of the dorms by this friday for me (halls are closing for break), then we get to come back on the 6th. 5th? idk, w.e. it is. Considering i don't study enough as it is, i don't think it's possible to over-study. unless you stress yourself out like that....give yourself a break. you're still an undergrad freshman, lives won't depend on what you're doing now. you can worry about that when you get to vet-school. (wait, you said you wanna go to vet school right?) So yeah i'd say over-thinking it a bit. i feel like we've talked about this before, but what classes are you taking?
heh. tai-chi. /mangiggles/ that's cute. personally, i don't even consider tai-chi a martial art: it has zero combat value, unless of course you learn it really fast, but they don't teach that to you until you've like mastered the normal art first. which doesn't even worry about defending yourself, it's about like...aligning your chi and stuff. (forgive me if i sound a little ignorant...it's been a while since i've done my research). Yes, waterbending is based on tai-chi in atla. (which i think is totally stupid. they should have made it based off hapkido, or jeet-kun-do, the one that bruce lee invented, and based off water movements (i think)). i'm very glad that in lok they evolved waterbending to be more like mma, with some of the traditional still there. very wise move. (now if they could apply that same wisdom to the past lives...) If what's all the same when said and done?
yup! still have my bionicles..... :) Ask my inner child what's the coolest thing since sliced bread and he'll say "bionicle" without blinking. Never had a ton though, my parents were of the mindset, "you have those, you don't need new ones. Donate your old ones if you want new ones." Which i guess is a good thing, i appreciated the ones i had - i never wanted to donate them, i liked them too much lol. Now they're posed on these hanging-shelf-drawer things in my closet on display. kinda random, but i actually once read an article that was all about what to do with childhood toys...basically if they were collectibles or not and how to tell. One suggestion i liked was to use them to decorate/display on your desk. personalizes it a bit - everyone has an 8ball, rubik's cube, or figurines on their desk at the office. okay, now i'm just rambling b/c i'm tired and procrastinating studying and just don't wanna do anything else and...idk, i'm sure there's something i'm forgetting about during finals week.
My bro is home! And yes, I did kind of wipe myself out with all of the stressing and studying. My sis-in-law called it "adrenal fatigue". Dumb and my own fault. So, the prescription is excessive couch surfing, rest and relaxation and no-stress activities. Went to see the Hobbit. (disappointing) Wierd (weird...sp?) holiday. The new normal.
lol, it's fine - i was just thinking of you actually.
nice! home from where? oh man, i totally did the same thing...let's just say my first semester didn't exactly go as planned. my holiday was kinda boring...but on the bright side, nothing bad happened! :p
wasn't too bad for me...we only got maybe like 5-6 inches total, so not bad. plus we shoveled the driveway before it really piled up, so it was light the couple times we had to do it. i'm just worried about sunday, cuz that's when i have to go back to my dorm, and that's when it's supposed to be really bad...not fun driving weather. plus it's going to be really cold. when do you go back?
i've fallen into the habit of staying up super late and waking up super late..not good cuz i have early-ish morning classes next semester, bleh.
none of those so far! :p though if the weatherman is right, we might have an abominable snowman coming after us to start second semester. /goes and gets waterbending from lion turtle/ That should do the trick. oh wait...
Same here. As one of my paw-paws says, "colder than a well digger's ass in the Klondike". Waterbending or firebending would help for the next week. Thankfully, I won't start back 'til Tuesday after next. Owner of the barn won't be bringing the pretties back until the worst of the weather is over. I'd love to be one of her horses. She has them vaccinated and then moves them to Georgia to winter.
No. I've always been an early riser. Or basically, I've trained myself to be an early riser. It's how I've kept myself in "things". Just feels unnatural for me not to be up before the sun. Now that's not to say I don't like naptime. :)
God, i wish bending was real. when did you get out? you're lucky to have such a long break! my buddy lives in georgia...i'd trade places with him in the blink of an eye soon as the holidays are over haha. (gotta have that white Christmas!)
lol i'm the exact opposite. i'm a night owl. i can stay up 'til mornin', (heck, i'm writing this at nearly 4am) but then i pay for it later when i have to sleep in until like noon or 1. in high school i obviously had to get up early, so i'd sometimes run on three hours of sleep at best....so i've grown to love naptime as well haha. but that's sooo not gonna work this semester...ugh.
at the beach. turns out it was a sham though... Bending's apparently not real. :( Back to the shovel i guess....
Sacrilege! Bite your tongue!!! (headed to the beach)
Well at least you get to see the sunrise? I have to laugh, though. My alarm used to be set at 4:30 AM--to get up. And yes, I wore out the snooze button.
I left the Friday after my last exam. Everything had to wind down, arrangements made for books, upcoming classes, friends and work. Are your books included with your tuition? Mine aren't. I have to pay oodles for them. Or rather, my parents take that up. Trying to get the best prices just in case I need to hit them up for something else.
yeah same here, it was a week before Christmas. i didn't really take care of all of that though...tbh i just packed up and left asap. now i'm gonna have all that crap to take care of while classes are starting, which is of course going to be hell - turns out i'm going back a day early to avoid the huge snowstorm that coming, so at least i'll have an extra day to get my stuff together. no, i have to pay and arm and a leg for my books. and unfortunately, my parents aren't picking up the tab on that one, although they pretty much pay for almost everything else, which is super nice.
one of the few good things about going back to the dorms is i won't have to shovel there...but i'll be joining you inside as soon as i can - gotta get it cleared for later...if you drive on it, it packs it down and you can't get it off until spring, which isn't good for the cement. could you put some hot cocoa on for me?
1 Dairy-Aid pill taken half an hour before drinking.
Now. Knowing you can't have the dairy, I'm gonna sub the whipping cream with almond milk and melt marshmallows in the water to give it that thick and creamy texture then mix with the rest. (yes, I've tried this before. It's ok...just gotta remember to taste it before adding the sugar)
Also making the chili. Got some crackers?
Try this place. It's fairly cheap to rent them and then send them back. There are a couple of places that have free shipping.
thanks! that actually sounds really good at 3 in the morning right now... and it sounds like i could actually drink it too.
i actually do have some crackers in my dorm haha. lots of meat in the chili, right? :p
thanks again! i will certainly be looking into that. i was going to go buy my books today on my way to campus, so my parents could drive me and i wouldn't have to walk so far in the freezing cold and snow, but when i checked online to see what books i need, it said "materials to be determined." thanks prof. that's exactly what i needed two days before class starts in order to be prepared.
I'm in a county that has declared travel advisories. Essential travel only. Schools will be closed along with city/county offices. But they've said nothing about sledding. We've been out having a blast. I hate the cold but this has been fun. It's coming down in snowballs now, bout the size of ping pong balls. I'm going to sleep well tonight.
About 2 lbs of ground chuck. Still hot in the crock pot.
Piss poor planning on the prof's part. He/she hasn't taught that class before? (rolls eyes) My sympathies. It's gotta be cruddy to be in that position.
yeah, although a little flustered with so much to do and so little time, plus a little homesick. (but not as bad as the beginning of last semester. but who wouldn't be? dorm room or legit house?)
yeah, it's coming down pretty hard here too - almost a complete whiteout. sledding does sound fun...too bad i can't think of any good places to do it at around campus though. not that i'd have time anyway... :(
mmmm, yum! i prefer ground turkey, but i'm still gonna gobble that right up lol!
yeah, no kidding. first semester, all the profs had their stuff posted at least a week before classes started - this semester, more than one prof hasn't posted their stuff yet (and my friends have been saying the same thing) so i don't think it's just them, but still. no idea if they've taught before, probably though. it's one of those required classes where the material totally depends on the prof's choice/whims&desires, so i'm praying i get something that's bearable and related to my career path. another note on first time teachers, i had that happen to me with my chem prof last semester. it totally sucked. she obviously knew her stuff cuz she was a prof and had her doctorate and all, but she was absolutely clueless as an instructor. compared to the other profs, everyone in her class did much worse, and my final grade was unspeakably nasty. only one like that too. hmp. /grumbles/ Thanks for letting me vent lol.
I gotta wonder why some of the professors don't remember what it was like being the student. But it does seem that some are gifted to teach and others are...well...not. Will you have the chance to do it again? And if so, with a different instructor? Can you appeal? I would think that if the school cares enough about the students whose money they're taking, they'll look into it.
Meh. Vent any time.
Ground turkey. Hmmmm... I might try that some time. Not soon, but I'll try it. :) Thinking hot peach cobbler sounds pretty good bout now.
I get you on the homesickness. It would sorta be okay for me if I at least had someone there to talk to and keep company with. I love that cat but she's got an attitude problem. I brought her with me and she's claimed every high perch in the house. And now I'm afraid that since she's made such a hit with my mom I might not be able get her away from the house.
especially my chem prof, she just finished her doctorate last year. i think i do have the chance to do it again, but i think that the two grade points would just average together. i have to set up an appointment to talk to her about it and see what i'm going to do. either way, it's gonna mess up my scheduling plans for this semester.
haha thanks, same to you. :)
hell yeah. better than dining hall food too. do you have a campus meal plan, or do you make your own food in your apartment?
yeah, i have a small group of guys that i hang out with, but (this is gonna sound really cheesy) honestly nothing compares to my family; we're all really close. plus, i'm not a fan of the dorm at all. lol, that's really funny about the cat. i'm sure it also helps to have an apartment instead of a single dorm room, i bet it feels more homey.
Just got the cobbler out. Didn't want to make pastry this time of night but did the "crazy crust" thing. So is more like a peach upside down cake. Is hot so be careful. I prefer to cook my own food if I have time. Tell the truth, I don't know if I have dining privileges or not. Since I haven't heard anything good about the food, I don't think I'll be looking into it. Most time when I come home I leave with lots of leftovers to freeze. Makes it easier.
) Yeah. Even as much as my family has suffered, I think all of this has made us closer. We can laugh and have a good time remembering. And the cat, well, she jumped onto mom's lap while we were in the living room. Dad looked at me and said, "I think you lost your cat".
Really? You'd rather come home to an empty apartment than where there are real people? LOL! Besides, home is where the heart is, right?
I did. Rumple sacrificed himself by killing himself and Pan with the dagger. That was the shocker. And now I'm sure Emma will wind up with Neal since Hook's kiss didn't break the spell. (That wasn't shipping btw, just an observation.)
that sounds really nice - i wish i had at least a little kitchenette or something in my room. when i was considering colleges, one of the ones i didn't pick had super nice dorms: four people per "room" but everyone had their own bedroom inside of it and there was a kitchen in there too. every time i think about it i kick myself for not going there, but it would have never worked out cuz it was too far away.
there's a silver lining in everything, right? and lol that's funny about the cat. so was everyone at your parents' house for the holidays?
honestly, yeah. i could still spend the day with my friends and stuff, and invite them over if i wanted. (plus i'd probably have roommates). but at the end of the day i want a place to go to that's mine with peace and quiet, and clean. when my current roommate isn't here (like now - yay haha) it's so nice to just have the place to myself. (and it's not like we don't get along or anything. he's actually a pretty good roommate, putting up with me and all but still.) plus i want to actually go to a "home" at the end of the day, instead of living at school, although that has its benefits as well.
i didn't see that coming at all. especially after all the stuff on the island about he didn't have to kill himself to save henry. i wonder if he's gone for good, or if they'll find a way to plot-bend him back in. if they do, then it will seem kinda cheap and make his death seem like a farce. if they don't, then who's belle gonna hook up with? but yeah, i think neal and emma will probably end up together, (personally, i kinda want them to: hook just doesn't fit into that equation) although i don't think emma's gonna get together for real with anyone for a while. wonder if the wicked witch of the west (www) has anything to do with the dark one? it will be interesting to see what happens to everyone now that the curse is truly broken.
another thing about ouat is that i didn't like how emma and henry are gonna be brought back into it so soon. i'm glad we know they aren't drawing this plot out like they did so many others, but after what happened in the fall (aka winter) finale, it just seems like a cop-out to un-do it do fast.
It was a good cobbler. Turned out better than I thought it would. Real butter has a much better flavor than margarine. Do you cook? How do you deal with recipes that require milk?
Yes, at my parents. For the first time in literally years. It's nice strange scary sad and...(oddly enough) good. A lot of deep talk. I have lots to think about.
Your poor roomy. Is he a total slob? Or just an absent minded one? (laughing...) Or a clueless one? I remember having to show my brother where the "on" button was for the sweeper. He's 15 years older than me.
No news yet as to when the second part of the season will start for OUaT. I've searched and haven't come up with anything. I'll be sorry that Emma and Henry's time with each other is over. I've got to wonder how they're going to get Emma to "believe" again. And now they have Henry to deal with, too. Of course, he'll probably get it right away and convince Emma.
not much, tbh, although i'm sure i could follow a recipie if i needed. i do cook some stuff though when i'm home, but not really any baking. usually almond milk works just as good as cow's milk oddly enough. or no milk at all for some things.
haha, i'm really not bad either. but yeah, he's a bit of a slob, and i'm a clean/neat freak. i pretty much do all the cleaning. ouch...that's pretty bad.
i think it starts up sometime in march? that's what i remember the promo saying i think, and i know that once in wonderland starts up again in march as well. boy that one was a cliffhanger/plot twist ending...i can't wait to see where it's going to go. (forgive me i feel like you've said before, but do you watch wonderland?)
and yeah i can't wait to see how they get emma and henry to remember. i won't bet against you that henry will make emma "believe" again. it would be cool cuz then he'd be returning the favor. how old is henry now? i know he was like 11 when the show started, but it's been running a while now, and they keep the canon in real time, so wouldn't he have to be at least 12 or 13? wish they would address things like that more.
Men cooking...funny. Actually, though, I find that men make better pizzas. Kinda wish they had cheese replacement. I wonder if goat cheese would taste the same? One way to find out...
Not a bad thing to be a bit neat. I personally have a few idiot-syncracies as far as where things go. In truth, my high laundry bill is because of taking too many "things" (curtains, pillows coverlets...you get the picture) that don't necessarily need to be washed weekly. I've since found a way to curb that angst. But I have my reasons. The man who lived here before me was a drinker who didn't have good aim in the bathroom. The whole place stank and it took forever to get the pee smell out. Seriously. It gagged me when I first walked in.
I was gonna say. It would have to be quite a ways off. No, I didn't start in on Wonderland. I have yet another job to keep in the (laughing) lap of luxury so time is an issue. Always running. Always on plan. I've taken the night off tonight so that I can avoid being overwhelmed again. That adrenal fatigue shit is for the birds. Of course I don't have the mental/emotional stresses I did in November.
Wow. What if Neal gives Henry the kiss of true love. (no. not on the lips, silly...) I think that would be Neal's option with Henry unless Neal does what Hook did and just plants one on her. I thought Henry was 10 when the show started? I don't know. Too afraid to go on their wiki any more. Soooo many shippers. Rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth shippers. And it may be that they turn the tables on Emma and Henry and it will be her that makes him believe.
How are classes? I'm doing 15 credits this time. I've got a biology class that is in a word, odd. This prof has a different way of expressing himself. I can't quite put my finger on it. He uses a lot of big gestures. But at least he's straightforward. I don't think there will be any trips down the garden path. That's maddening when they do that. Why do we need so many personal anecdotes? Are they on the test? It's nice that they're personable but I'm not paying them to be my friend. Teach me what you know!
oh com'on, that's sexist, haha...and i just eat pizza w/o cheese.
i'm so glad i get free laundry. :) and that's disgusting......nope, can't deal with it. you'd think the complex would have cleaned it and everything before the new tenant moved in... /curls lip/ /edges out of room/ /eyes widen in horror/ /nukes the place/
i took the day off today...we have a three day weekend, so i'm chilling today for sure haha. and you really should start wonderland lol. now we have two reasons to look foward to march: ouat and the rift. have you seen the R&U3 thread? original posted a link to a preview of the comic. i'm so excited!!
i think it make more sense if neal just plants one on emma, imo. and yeah, i'm not a fan of that wiki either...i only use it to check the air dates and check the episode pages for sneak peeks and stuff...i avoid interacting there, the wiki format doesn't make sense to me. also they separate the pre/post curse personas for the characters...that's so irritating too.
they're going alright....same old boring stuff. i have all my classes in my building, so i basically never have to leave...it's kinda bad/sad when i realize i haven't been outside in a whole week...oops. :p i'm taking 12 credits: last semester didn't exactly go as planned, so i'm toning it down a bit this time.
Seriously going to try to make a pizza with goat cheese. How bad can it be?
The apartment is attached to the barn on the property. Part of my "rent" is caring for the horses and the barn/apartment. The flooring is a cement pad that had carpeting in the bathroom. That came out in a hurry. I was wearing rubber gloves and had one of those paper face masks on. My dad pulled the toilet off when I was moving in so that we could scrub around it and then put linoleum down. Hosed that honkin' thing too. It seemed like the smell was gonna be a permanent part of the room but I bought (yes it works!) Urine Away. It's a pet stain and odor eliminator. Thank God! If that hadn't worked I was gonna use a flame thrower.
I don't think so. I'll have to look into it.
Glad you said that. It didn't make sense to me either last time I was there. My thought was "what the hell?". I couldn't find what I was looking for so I just left. Why should it be so hard to find the synopsis?
So, practicing vampirism then. Right? Seriously. Go for a walk.
Besides the chem class, did something else go wrong?
/shrugs/ well the worst that could happen would be like/cringes from sound of oven exploding from the kitchen/yeah... that. /fire and waterbends the flames down/ Shit. this is gonna take a while to clean up....
So there aren't other appts in the building? wow, that's a lot of work to put into an appartment if you're only living there for the school year. paper mask? that's it? i'm gonna borrow a hazmat suit. flamethrower would be good...but it's a little too up close and personal for me. i'd rather get the hell outta there and nuke the place. oh nevermind you said urine away actually works... If it's a pet stain/odor eliminator, then what does that say about the guy who was living there before? /bumi-chuckle/
who carpets their bathroom? i felt this needed its own paragraph. :p
yeah...once i tried reading the forum where they decided to leave them separate, but i had to leave before i lost any brain cells. some guy went and made his own ouat wiki with them as one character, but it's not very functional even compared to the original, which is saying something. plus wiki already recognizes the first one as the "official" one.
no! i..well...maybe... /tucks fangs inside mouth/ i do go out sometimes, but it's not always pleasant to be outside either...i prefer sunnier days. i actually hear that from a lot of people living here, that they don't get out and about very much b/c they simply don't need to. it's a smaller science college in the larger university, and we've pretty much got all the bases covered...we live upstairs, our dining hall is open almost 24/7, all our classes are here, and we have laundry in the basement.
some other grades we're so great...not as bad as chem, but not great either, so i'm leaning off the throttle a bit so i can put more focus on fewer things.
Gaaaahhhhhhh!!! Lots going on. Getting used to the new profs for this term as well as the next crap-ton of work. I did take the luxury of a creative writing class this term, just cuz. The only thing hard about them is that they tell you what to write about. It's hard writing about things I have zero interest in. And then there are my $$$ ventures to take care of. And a BIG to-do on campus this week. We were in lock-down for quite a while. The pizza turned out...ok. It has a...um...different flavor to it, but not horrible. Just expensive.
In truth, two pairs of rubber gloves, the mask and clothing I threw out once I was done. Antibacterial soap. Smells bad but I felt it was...necessary. Evidently ole boy was a heavy drinker. Prolly what got him fired. I never asked.
I know, right? In what universe does one carpet a bathroom? Especially in a rental! That's just asking for heavy clean up once the place is empty. It's bad enough to clean linoleum but at least it's possible. Also replaced the seat. Nuf said, there. (feels vomit rise in throat. time to think of other things.)
Even as cold as it's been, I've tried to get some fresh air and a bit of sunshine every day. Maybe only 5 or 10 minutes, but for me, I'm able to concentrate better afterwards.
Lucky you. Your community in one place. Do you work? I think you said you do? Do you have to leave the building for work? I've heard lots of schools let you work part of your tuition/books/fees off. Wouldn't that be nice? As much as I'd like to say I've got all the bases covered, I've had to lean a bit on family to help with books and materials.
Smart. It probably would be better for me if I followed your example. I'm one of those "driven" people and sometimes I drive myself right over the edge and make myself sick. Feels like I'm a terrier and someone's thrown a ball out into traffic. Of course I'm gonna run after it. Focusing on better instead of more sounds more relaxing and like I'd accomplish things without becoming roadkill. Gonna think about that.
yeah, i'm not a fan of writing either. i'm a science guy, not a creative guy. big to-do? who was it and why'd you have to go on lockdown?
i probably would have kept the clothes, and washed them with 18M H2SO4, the nastiest acid known to man really really good. that way i could use them for the next job i'd have to do. i actually have a set of clothes that i keep just for stuff like that, and yardwork and working out and stuff. but yeah, hang everything else up and use it for firebending practice.
seriously, even if one is a clean freak, it's the bathroom, people. a hard floor is actually possible to clean, like you said. i think i'm still trying to wrap my head around that idea. (then again, he was a heavy drinker...) My roommate put a bathmat in our bathroom... Which i can actually understand, but still... /looks at it/ /makes a face/ /takes it out with the gloves and stuff/ /raging inferno commences/
i had a job last semester, but i quit this semester. part of the focusing on fewer things thing.
i try to avoid getting sick at all costs. when i get sick, man do i get sick. that terrier analogy is pretty funny. XD I'm driven, but mostly by the fact that i'm a bit of a perfectionist. unfortunately, i'm also somewhat lazy and a procrastinator, so i end up being an ambitious big planner who gets stuff done, if a little slowly.... so i guess you could say i'm a huge paradox haha.
Really? The writing in your collective fanfic would lead me to believe otherwise. You guys are doing a great job.
Well...no...I don't think I could have made myself keep them. I was hesitant to put them in the garbage. Toxic waste in a landfill and all. But did I really want it airborn if I had burned them? Nightmares. Dawn of the Dead nightmares. It was a one-time job that called for one-time apparel.
The floor does get cold. I can see carpeting other rooms. Not that one. Ever. (kitchen, ditto) Still, I have an auntie (grand-auntie, actually) who has a carpeted bathroom. But the place is immaculate. She's one of those that uses special towels to get down on the kitchen floor to "mop" them. I'd like to try one of those steam mops. I wonder if they work like the commercials say. I can see a bathmat...if it's washed regularly. (makes the same face Azula made when Chan left her standing on the balcony) Who are we kidding? (hands Intel a pair of tongs...) Get rid of it.
If it weren't for needing the scratch so much, I'd follow your example. I've found a hobby I'd like to cultivate. It's called "sleeping in". The time passes so fast when I do.
Are you sure it's not just the "man" thing about getting sick? LOL! No, I understand. Bad allergies that compromise the immune system and weaken it's response. Do you take any supplements?
Or like me, an introverted extrovert...or is it an extroverted introvert? (Shrugs.) I think I'll sleep in tomorrow.
tanc's the head writer. i contribute to the writing on occasion (like, once or twice haha). i have to be in a rare and special mindset to write. i'm mostly the idea guy, laying out the "scripts" for the chapters. i could do that all day. it's the assigned papers that give me the most problems - they always take me literally forever, aka all night.
of course other rooms. my (parents') entire upstairs is carpeted. (except for upstairs bathrooms of course). and for sure hard floor in the kitchen, preferably wood. i (we) don't use special towels (swiffer?), but we might as well: the house is so clean you could literally eat off the basement floor. i'm pretty sure the steam mops do work, but i wonder what frequent application of steam would do to a wood floor. yeah, he hasn't washed the bathmat... i used to vaccuum it, but that stopped working, plus it's not mine. :S /takes off gloves that mysteriously have the nuclear waste symbol on them/ I already took care of it. :p /sky quickly flashes outside, lighting up the night sky bright as day for miles around/ /strong wind and skull-shattering boom roll by, as a mushroom cloud rises in the distance/ /dusts off hands/ Glad that's gone.
that is such a bad habbit great feeling. i always stay up way too late and then sleep in way too late too....but it feels so good to be well rested. plus helps me not get sick.
hahahaha...it might be, a little bit. i take a multivitamin, along with a slew of other stuff...my digestive system is... messed up, you could say.
lol, i'm the same way. get me with a group of people i'm familiar and comfortable with, and i'll look like an extrovert. put me with a crowd of people i don't know, and i'm totally introverted.
sleep sounds like a good plan now. :)
ooh, one more thing i forgot. do you use tumblr? if so, do you know if there's a way i can assure someone will see one of my posts, even if they're not following me? like is there a way to tag someone as there is on facebook?
So flippin' effin' cold, here. Tired of winter. I'm drying out and the skin on my fingers is starting to resemble tree bark.
Seriously, though. How the halo do you search for anything on Tumblr? I hate it. Search options suck, there. It only brings up so few articles and if you don't know exactly what you're looking for, you're screwed.
I take the olive leaf and probiotics. Drink the Kefir when I can stand it.
Why? whuz going on in the war room? In truth, I've not explored that area much...ok...ever.
surprisingly, my hands haven't been too bad this year... they usually crack so bad they spontaneously bleed. but yeah, after a few weeks after the holiday season, i'm done with winter. i'll take shorts and t-shirts and sun please. seriously though, if you're going out, be sure to bundle up really well. lots of schools have canceled tomorrow. we college students don't get such luxury though, and have to walk through -35 Fahrenheit and million mile/hour wind to get to class. i just had a change in my schedule and now i have to go outside every so often.
/stares at tumblr/ /looks at snarky/ /shrugs/
there's hardly anyone voting there anymore, which results in stuff being passed that doesn't represent the whole community - like two people will vote on something before the time limit is up and the damn thing gets turned into a decision. i check it on a regular basis. if you ever need help with that, lemme know.
at least it's sunny outside where i am. at this point i'll take what i can get.
although looking on the bright side (no pun intended), we get to expierence a little bit of what living the water tribes is like.... maybe it's a little bit colder there? (i can't imagine a waterbending duel that involves getting wet though...yikes)
Who am i kidding? i'm moving to the earth kingdom and taking my waterbending with me, this sucks.
Is it wrong to go into work late cuz you want to read something? I'm not in trouble and it was only by half an hour. Not worried.
I think I already said somewhere else, I have a pretty bad headache. I'm about to break down and buy a humidifier. Sinuses are wonky after all that messed up weather. Actually had to go back to using an inhaler for a little bit.
(laughs, "internet magic logic". I get it now, duh.)
I actually like the show. At first I thought it was for young children. Turns out, no. Finn lives in a post-apocolyptic world a thousand years after the Mushroom Wars. Sad, poignant and hilarious. It has a somewhat evolved plot and some elements I wouldn't have expected.
By the way, who the hell is Krampus? (I guess I spelled that right?) Turns out my other bro, the one who just got back, is really into Grimm.
He came up for a visit. He's a big worry-wart. He wants me to come home when it warms up and we'll do some target practice. ie; the shooting at the school flipped his "big brother" switch. The older brother is wondering why I can't take classes online. (rolling eyes) But I love them both and wouldn't trade them. No matter how much they punk on me and tease me.
lol, i just have a small white patch on my arm. but other than that, i'm tired - lot's of late nights studying for stuff and writing papers and all that crap. i'm turned to taking longer than normal naps during the day when i can. did you hear of the progress on b3?
6 episodes are totally finished, and the other 7 are in the later stages. bryan posted a thing on his tumblr about how they went to south korea to help oversee some of the animation. http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/
How are classes? I think it's going ok for me. So far, I've done pretty well with what's required. Seems unreal that I still have years to go. Starting to get exhausted with it all.
Looking forward to spring break. I really need the rest. My parents have asked me to go somewhere with them, but I'm not sure I want to do anything but crash. Besides, the pretties will be back next month and it'll be time to start getting ready for the showing season. But then, I won't be riding much for a while...
no, but we're hoping for more information at the nick upfront on 3/13. not sure we'll get too much from that though. do you follow the R&U thread?
they're alright. boring though - right now i'm still taking all the pre-reqs like chem and calc and all that boring stuff. i can totally relate to the exhausted thing too.
it's hard to believe that we're gonna be halfway done with the semester already. but why do they still call it spring break for us college kids? it's still officially winter, and i'm sure we're still gonna have a foot of snow on the ground - meh. I'd love to get away and go somewhere, but i'm the only one in my family that's gonna be free then - my sibling's spring break isn't until a bit later. so basically i'm gonna be doing a lot of sleeping in and chillin' out, which is good too. is the pretties a tv show?
Pretties=horses. Owner had shipped them to GA to winter. Ha! Much good that did, huh?
It's such a large thread now. This new laptop is not as good as the last one. But then I had to buy this one myself. It might be better if I'd look at that one while at the library.
I'm kinda thinking I might be a 5th wheel going places with them now that they have nobody at home. There are a lot of things I don't want to think about in regards to my parents' relationship. If I go with them that might be something I'd have to know about and I'd much rather not. I really just want to unplug. I have lots to think about and lots to put in the "vault". If you catch my drift.
(shivers) Yes, they did. I still think they need to have their "second honeymoon" by themselves. Oh, they don't say that's what it is but come on. They're going on a cruise. And it's not a Disney cruise either. No. Not going.
Like Finn (Adventure time) says, it's where I put the things in my brain I don't want to deal with right away. Meh. I just need to give my brain a rest.
Let me know when you start the next one. Hopefully with a recap of what we know to date?
YES! and i think wonderland is returning the same week. and the rift on the fifth. all during spring break... least i'll be entertained while i sit at home not being productive haha. :P How long has it been since ouat was on?
Are you kidding? I borrowed my bros 1st and 2nd season of Grimm, haven't gotten to that yet either. School, work, sleep, school, work, sleep...burning out. Gonna finish out this year strong and then summer. Next year gonna be oh so much kinder to myself and lighten up my schedule.
Your Welcome!, Oh Yes I Am A Huge Once Fan! I Recently Received The Season 1 Dvd & Ive been Watching It With My parents To Refresh Minds, Cause It Comes This September & I Can't Wait!!!, Im So Exited!, & I Wonder How Season 2 Is Gonna Be Like...What Do You Think?
Kelly is also on the Once Upon a Time Wiki...We're awaiting the epic confrontation between Rumple and Regina. True, it hasn't yet matched the awesomeness of AtLA, but the characters are starting to round out there. They're coming into that same depth. SO a fan.
Come to think of it, there are a few correlations between the two shows. Regina to Azula and Rumple to Ozai. I say Rumple to Ozai, because Rumple is still more powerful and he's definitely one you don't want to turn your back on. He has good motives which really isn't a Firelord trait, but he's quite ruthless in execution of his plans.
Regina's just bat$#!+ crazy and is barely hanging on. While she's not able to plan ahead as far as Azula, and she's not a complete sociopath like Azula, the disconnect from her morality is advancing. Regina's motivation is revenge. Azula's motivation is...emotionless and if you don't like it, bow anyway. Blue fire and lightening. 'Nuf said.