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my sixteenth birthday came and went and now I'm sixteen and have been for the past two weeks.

spring break also danced on past me, and I went to Paris and I took pictures and maybe I'll upload some of them here but I don't really know.

I guess that's it. I hope everyone is well.
  • Listening to: If you see her, say hello - Bob Dylan
  • Reading: Catch-22
hello.

as you may have noticed, I took a nice long break from deviantart. as you may not have noticed, I also took a nice long break from other means of internetty communication. want an explanation? (sometimes I think that I want one too.)

I guess I'm gonna give this another try.

who knows how this will turn out?
  • Reading: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
  • Watching: Slumdog Millionare
  • Eating: BIRFDAY CAKE!
  • Drinking: Water
I'm 15.

Wow.

Fiffteen.

Very strange concept.
  • Listening to: Ludo. Ludo. Ludo. Ludo. Ludo.
  • Reading: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Mostly Harmless,
  • Drinking: Water
Sorry.

I'd be lying if I said that school is taking over my life. Sure, it's taking up a fair share of my time, but not all of it.

I should be spending more time online.

Anyway, I went to California for spring break last week, and took a ton of pictures. Expect a lot of new deviations.

Other then that, not much.

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 24, 2009, 3:37 PM
  • Listening to: They'll soon discover- the shins
  • Reading: Julius Caesar, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galexy
  • Playing: The Curse of Monkey Island. :D
  • Drinking: Water
I'm thinking of starting a blog. Is this weird?
I think it would be. Honestly, who would listen to me?

I can't imagine many people would read what I have to say.
Still, I like talking, and the idea of talking to the whole wide blogosphere excites me.

I dunno.

I will probably secretly start a blog, and make no mention of its address here.
Then, somehow, I'll become insanely popular through the blog, and everyone would love me.
And then, somehow, people would realize that it's me.
And everyone would love me even more.

The end.

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Also, my subscription is running out this week. *tears*

I really liked the lack of advertisements.

*sigh*

Oh well. I dont feel like paying money for a subscription.

CSS'd!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 7, 2009, 9:02 AM
  • Listening to: Turn on me- the shins
  • Reading: Maus Vol. 1
  • Drinking: Water
I'm playing with CSS.

Anyway, I got really sick of some of the deviations in my gallery, and ended up deleting about 20 of them last night. I'm really glad I did it; My gallery now looks a lot better. I'm planning on uploading some new pieces to take the place of some of the others. You can probably expect some photos, some poetry, and maybe even a little bit of prose! :D

I'm listening to the Shins... as always. I've been listening to them a lot lately. I played them while I was studying for exams, and I just haven't been able to stop since. Maybe I'm growing dependent on them? I dont really care though, The Shins are totally fantastic. My favorite song by them is probably Pink Bullets, or Those to Come. Both are on their album Chutes too Narrow.

Valentines is coming up. Just one week until it's here! :heart: I'm thinking of having a Valentines Journal Feature, so if you want your work shown, please send me a note!

On the note of Valentines, I'm thinking that I'll use it as an excuse to upload a lot of photos. Since school started, I haven't really had a lot of time to spend on deviantart. I'm gonna make up for it, and upload whatever strikes my fancy. In case anyone is auctually reading this, I want your opinion: what should I add to my gallery? More photography? More traditional art? More poetry? More prose?


Clubs I'm part of:
:iconunder16photographers: :iconphotography-frenzy: :iconletters-words-write: :iconjewelryclub: :iconilovephotographyclub: :iconcolour-me-happy: :iconcare-club:

Journal coding is all credit to  :iconbheware:'s bheware.deviantart.com/art/Flo….

  • Listening to: Turn on me- the shins
  • Reading: Maus Vol. 1
  • Drinking: Water
I gots me a month long subscription!
It's the subscription from the Holiday Card Project. :D

Expect me to be online a lot more for the next couple of weeks.

Depending on how much I like it, I may consider buying myself one.

I'm going to be experimenting with this whole thing, so expect some brain melting on my part, and some (hopefully!) cool looking effects on my gallery.

If I am able to figure out the header/footer of this journal, I will make it more awesome. Much more awesome.
  • Listening to: THROUGH THE FIRE AND FLAMES
  • Reading: Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Watching: BBC News. (I have a very exciting day.)
  • Drinking: Tea. Gallons and gallons of tea.
In two days, it will be my first full year on DeviantArt. Wow. To sum it up:

In the beginning, I uploaded a lot of bad photos. (Most are still in my gallery, if you want to laugh.)
Near the middle, I uploaded a lot of photos in general. (They're all there. Not really good, not really bad.)
At the end, I started seeing how bad my original photos were. I've uploaded a lot less, but I dont think the quality has really improved.

I think I might go back and delete some of my old photos. I dont know if I want those hanging over my head.

I have gotten 3000 pageviews, as of today. (!)
My most popular submission (BY FAR) has been Day Lily, with 46 faves. I didn't expect that one at all. I liked the photo when I uploaded it, but I never expected it to be as popular as it was. pisthelimit.deviantart.com/art…
My deviations have been added to favorites/collections 263 times.

(Why yes, I did just write my gallery stats.)

I've got to do some cleaning of this account. I love it, I really do, and that is why I have to clean it. It's like, I've got some work here that I'm proud of, and others that I dont even want to know what inspired me to upload it.

Anyway... well... I dont have very much to say.

I'll write more if the occasion calls for it.

-EDIT! (The occasion called for it!)-

It's my official deviant birthday!

As a gift, I got to clean my room. Yay.

When cleaning my room, I found five really old dimes. (This is the exact type of thing that I get excited about. I know, I'm a freak.) They date between 1908-1942. They're really spiffy. And really pretty.

I like finding things.

Maybe I should clean my room more often.
  • Listening to: Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
  • Reading: The Seagull Reader, Poems. Second Edition
  • Drinking: Water
I have really gotten into the Holiday Card project. I think I made 28 cards for it. :3 (And yes, before you tell me, I do have a lot of free time. Or, I did, before I got obsessed with the project!) I'm gonna take their pictures, and send them off tomorrow. Please take a second with me to hope that they get there on time!

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Another thought, forced poetry is hard to write. Well, forced poetry with rules. I'm writing a villanelle right now, and depending on how bad it turns out, I may consider burning it or posting it.

Forced poetry just doesn't seem like poetry. Like, sure, I get that we need to do it for the assignment, but isn't poetry about becoming inspired to write? In the sixth grade, when we had to write haiku, we got to spend our English class outside under a gorgeous blossoming tree. Now, we get to spend our English class inside, while listening to the sounds of shrieking children on their recess. It sure is inspiring! :-/

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As a random thing to do if you are bored:

* Grab the book closest to you. NOW.
* Go to page 56.
* Find the 5th sentence.
* Write that sentence as a comment or reply.
* Don't go looking for your favorite book, or the coolest one you have - just grab the closest one.

For me, the closest book to me is my poetry book.

"With their triumphs and their glories and the rest!
Love is best."
Robert Browning, Love among the Ruins.

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School takes up my entire life these days.
I know that it's my job, and that I have to work hard on it, but I can help but feel like I'm being told to breathe on my own time. And, in case you were wondering, I dont get any time for myself. So... no breathing for me. FUN!

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I miss having unlimited time which I could spend on whatever I wanted to spend it on. I barely have time to grab my camera and take a shot or two, and much less time to spend on the computer. :( Sigh.
I cant believe that I have already been in school for almost a month and a half. It seems crazy, right?

I dont know where all the time went. Everything always has to follow the pattern; wake up, go to school, go to sports, go home, do homework, sleep. Somewhere in there I eat and bathe. I feel like this never-ending cycle has me trapped inside of it. I dont realize I've lost another day until a week goes by. I dont realize I've lost a week until a month goes by.

I'm doing Foundation of Art class at school. I like it, I suppose. There's nothing extraordinary about it though, and while we are learning something, I feel like we really aren't doing anything special. I wish we could just go into the more interesting projects, because nothing that we are doing right now really requires creativity. Our teacher just wants the project to fill requirements, and standards are pretty low.

On top of that, I haven't been spending ANY time with my friends outside of school. This is kinda a bummer. I LOVE wasting my days talking to my friends, or having the freedom to be able to call up somebody and then make plans to go out to dinner with them the same night. I'm getting depressed that I dont get to spend time with my online friends either. :( All the time I have on the computer is basically being devoted to homework!

But there is something about this humdrum that is really inspiring. I dunno, as bland as my everyday life is, some part of me is being inspired. While I do feel like my life force is being sucked from me slowly, I feel like something else is being filled. Like, I know that last year I would have had serious issues writing a short story. But, I got an idea instantly, and five pages flowed off of my fingers in a day. It's fantastic. It's crazy.

Anyway, that is a lot of writing. I dont have anything else to say, so I'll end here.
  • Listening to: Elva Hsiao- Biao Bai (Confession)
  • Reading: Physics textbook
  • Eating: DINNAR
  • Drinking: Water
www.freerice.com/index.php -Free Rice

Many of you have probably heard of it, used it, or maybe you have never seen it before in your lives. Whatever the answer, I just wanted you all to remember this website.

It asks you simple questions in several subjects of your choosing, and gives you twenty grains of rice to end world hunger with every question you answer correctly. Twenty grains of rice might not sound like a lot, but it really adds up. The questions aren't difficult, and you get to learn in the process!

Today, I've been practicing my French on it, and I've already donated three thousand grains of rice. And I haven't even been doing it for twenty minutes!

Its not hard, and its a great thing to do if you are bored. With no cost to you, its one of the ways that you can really help make a difference.
  • Listening to: Kyo - Derniere Dance
  • Reading: Empress Orchid- Anchee Min
  • Watching: Tide-Line Blue... it's free on demand...
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: OJ
Sorry that you dont want to hear it. I'm telling you anyway. BOO.

My computer just crashed. All documents are erased. All pictures are erased. EVERYTHING IS GONE.

So, as if having every picture I've ever taken being lost forever isn't bad enough, and let me tell you, IT REALLY SUCKS, I now have no documents. And do you know what no documents means? It means that the essay that I've been working on for COUNTLESS hours this summer for my history class is gone. And guess what? ITS DUE TOMORROW! And wanna know what else is REALLY great about this whole situation? My teachers will not care. They've probably gotten the same 'Oh, I couldn't do my homework because my computer crashed' excuse a million times. And the essay I spent the last two weeks on has to all be rewritten... by tomorrow! WHAT FUN!

No, before you ask, I didn't back it up. Funny thing was... I was going to back everything up TODAY. As soon as I finished my essay. I was trying not to get distracted, because I really needed to finish the essay. But now, everything is gone!

WORST LAST DAY OF SUMMER VACATION EVER.
  • Reading: Empress Orchid- Anchee Min
  • Watching: myself fail school.
  • Drinking: MAH TEARS. :(
♥To every guy that said, "Sex CAN wait"

♥To every guy that said, "You're beautiful"

♥To every guy that was never too busy to drive across town to see her

♥To every guy that gives her flowers and a card when she is sick or down.

♥To every guy who has given her flowers just because thats how he rolls

♥To every guy that said he would die for her.

♥To every guy that really would.

♥To every guy that did what she wanted to die for

♥To every guy that cried in front of her...

♥To every guy that she cried in front of...

♥To every guy that holds hands with her.

♥To every guy that kisses her with meaning..

♥To every guy that hugs her when she's sad.

♥To every guy that hugs her for no reason at all.

♥To every guy who would give their jacket up for her.

♥To every guy that calls to make sure she got home safe.

♥To every guy that would sit and wait for her for hours just to
see her for ten minutes

♥To every guy that would give his seat up...

♥To every guy that just wants to cuddle.

♥To every guy that reassured her that she was beautiful no matter what.

♥To every guy who told his secrets to her.

♥To every guy that showed how much he cared through every word and every breath.

♥To every guy that thought maybe this could be the one.

♥To every guy that believed in her dreams.

♥To every guy that would have done anything so she could achieve them

♥To every guy that never laughed at her when she told him her dreams.

♥To every guy that walked her to her car and opened the door

♥To every guy that gave his heart.

♥To every guy who prays that she is happy even if you are not with her.





Not many girls appreciate nice guys anymore...
And because of this, there are not many left out there...

I guarantee 90% of the men on your page will not repost this cuz they care more about their image

If you are a nice guy repost this with: "Nice guys STILL finish last "

If you are a girl that thinks every guy should treat a girl this way
repost this with: "To Every Guy"
  • Listening to: U-mass - The Pixies
  • Reading: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Watching: A Knights Tale
  • Playing: Nothing!
  • Eating: Nothing... FEED ME!
  • Drinking: Nothing! :(
What would it be called? Any ideas?

I was kinda thinking 'All aboard the failboat' might be appropriate. I'd include some of the best things I've said in it, as quotes. And since everything would be taken out of context, it would all sound awkward and could be made to sound VERY sexual. Well, some of the things sounded sexual already when they were in context, so scratch that last one. I'll be kind enough to give you all a little preview of what its gonna be like when I'm finished:
"YOU HAVE A CHOCOLATE RABBIT? Lemme get my pants off!"
Prime example of one of those super fail things that I normally end up saying. Just so none of you worry, I was referring to my sweatpants, and I was STILL wearing pants. So it wasn't AS sexual as it sounds. But considering that the event happened in the girls locker room, it was still pretty sexual.

Any other ideas? Please, SHARE THEM!

:shakefish: EDIT! :shakefish:
Also, as a random fun fact of the day, I GOT CONTACTS! YAYYYY! No more glasses to get in the way during sports and fist fights! :D YAYYYY!
  • Listening to: Iris- The Goo Goo dolls
  • Reading: Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Watching: Gilmore Girls
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Water. A lot of water.
I just watched Sweeny Todd yesterday. I enjoyed it.

So, we all know and love Sweeney Todd as he sings 'My Friends', right?
And, for those of us who are awesome all know and love The Beatles, and their wonderful song 'With a little help from my friends'.

So.... mix the two together, and what do you get?

Me imagining our darling Sweeney singing to his precious knives.

Also, even though I am far more smarter and whatnot then I had been when I first heard the Beatles song I misheard the line 'Gonna try with a little help from my friends' as 'Gonna die with a little help from my friends'. Still... whenever I hear the song I think of my version of the line. And... thinking about Sweeney dying with a little help from his friends is quite amusing.

Think about it, substitute my version of the line into the song, and think about Sweeney.
"I get by with a little help from my friends" Who else would he slit his costumers throats with?
"I'm gonna die with a little help from my friends" Which, in the end, he does. SO, its pretty much lulztastic for me at this moment.

It probably wont be as funny tomorrow, but I'm currently exhausted from my first day of pre-season cross country, and I'm ready to laugh at anything.


Back to Sweeney. Three of the Harry Potter cast was there. And I couldn't take the movie seriously because of it. All I could think of when I saw Alan Rickman was of the animutations that Neil Cicierega had made, with 'Emmy's Christmas Gift' and 'Sexy Snape'. The lines 'YOU CAN HAVE AN ALAN RICKMAN CHRISTMAS' and 'I'm so sexy it hurts' were on an infinite tape loop in my head. When I looked at Helena Bonham Carter in the last scene, when she was trying to kill off Alan Rickman, I was imagining her pulling out a wand and screaming 'AVADA KEDAVRA!' at him. It really made me happy. Timothy Spall made me scream at the screen when I saw him.

Back to Sweeney again. Sacha Baron Cohen as Pirelli was great. Totally and utterly great.

Back to Sweeney again, again. Jamie Campbell Bower has a pretty voice. I would expect this, as he looks very feminine in some pictures. His eyebrows also frighten me.

Shameless promotion of my friends, none of whom have ANY art in their galleries as of yet. :shakefish: :
:iconthe-grim-squeaker::iconishikoneko::iconblackopal94:

Shameless promotion of my clubs, which are really fabulously awesome. :
:iconphotography-frenzy::iconunder16photographers::iconcolour-me-happy::iconjewelryclub:
  • Listening to: Johanna- Sweeney Todd
  • Reading: Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Watching: Walker, Texas Ranger!
  • Playing: The Sims, because I fail.
  • Eating: MOOFIN.
  • Drinking: Water. A lot of water.
I am in Canada for the next five days or so.
I will not have access to a computer. (BOOOO.)
That is all.
  • Listening to: Hum Along
  • Watching: The Olympics
  • Eating: Rice
  • Drinking: Milk
Where's Waldo? Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? WHO HONESTLY CARES?
Anyway, I'm here to answer the question I'm certain you've all been asking: WHERE IS KRIS? Well, among other things, I've been ever so busy with summer school for the past three weeks. But... its over now! YAY! So... what have I been doing for close to the past month?
I've been taking the train everyday! I've been eating Slurpees from 7-11 for lunch! I've been at the Midnight release of Breaking Dawn!
So, I've had a relatively exciting summer, I think. But... now it's time for track pre-season. :( I'm terrible at sports, so I run. (Here's something I need to tell you about my friends. Those who cannot do, run. Those who cannot run, play tennis.) Charlie Brown is probably better at sports then me. Anyway, I've got to start running, and I'm not all that happy about it. I'd much rather be spending my summer with my friends... but I have to run laps instead. SICK AND WRONG.
Expect a couple of journal entries of me complaining about running, and the obscene amount of it that I must do.
  • Listening to: Hum Along
  • Reading: Breaking Dawn
  • Watching: The Princess Diaries
  • Eating: Rice
  • Drinking: Milk
The subject is correct. I have gogurt in my hair. I'm not 100% as to WHY and HOW it is there, but it is.
Anyway, I was babysitting last night. The girl is just out of third grade, and we were having a pillow fight (AKA, She was hitting me with a pillow, and I pretended I was trying to hit her back.) She was eating gogurt at the time. Not a wise decision on my part. Anyway, after washing my hair twice, I swear that my hair still smells like acid green yogurt based product.
Anyway, enough of that silliness.
I'm in a summer enrichment course, as you may or may not know. (Yes, ishikoneko, I know that I've done nothing but complain about it to you. DEAL WITH IT. YOU ARE HEARING IT AGAIN.) Anyway, I'm having two tests today, math and study skills. :( Both are classes I'd rather be without. So, anyway, um... I think I was going somewhere with that. But I dont really know where. So its over! ITS OVER! STRONGBAD SAYS ITS OVER! ITS OVER! ITS OVER! EVERYBODY DIED 'CEPT ME!
  • Reading: Milkweed
  • Watching: Paprika
  • Drinking: Water
I figure that it's been almost a month, and I really need to update my journal.
Anywho, I figured out that I can cook. Exciting, no? I just baked cookies.
I'm on summer vacation, which I think I've mentioned quite a few times. I've got nothing to do, and I've been spending whole days on deviantart. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
Anyway, I guess this is where this exciting journal comes to an end. :D
But, first, I want everyone to welcome two of my friends!
:iconishikoneko::iconblackopal94: <-- these two should be posting stuff soon. If they dont, I'mma gonna beat them over the head with a fish. (Yes, that WAS a threat.) So, when they get some stuff up in their galleries, please support them!

Oh, and I joined the Under 16 Photographers club: :iconunder16photographers:. Its pretty great, stop by and check out some of the fantastic pictures taken by young photographers!
  • Listening to: All That Matters- Addison Road
  • Watching: Black Jack, ep. 10
  • Eating: Cookies! :3
I've got a lot of photos that I've been meaning to upload. And, I want to get them on here before I go to camp.
Thats right. Camp. I'm going to sleep away for two weeks, and I have NO access to the internet. So, here it goes!

First group of photos: Flowers. Taken roughly May 25.

Second group: Bird. I honestly meant to upload these sooner. A bird flew into my house, and sort of went spastic. Taken May 26.

Third group: Industrial. My dad is the coowner of this AMAZING building. Its like the building of my dreams. Taken June 12.

Fourth group: Assorted. Took before May 25.
  • Listening to: Instant Karma- Tokio Hotel
  • Watching: The Joy Luck Club
  • Drinking: Water