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oh my god what is this i am not good at journal

I've come out of my year-and-a-half journal retirement to request-- nay-- COMMAND you to spend your hard earned (stolen?) money on some crap you don't need: prints of my stuff.

Now, since I'm lazy and I haven't had a chance yet to do test prints of 99.9% of the drawings I want to offer as prints (will this be the right size, will the colors print right, etc), I only have one thing on the table:

Medallion 8.5 x 5.5 /PRINT/



I'm planning on, maybe,  having prints of: Charles F. Williams,  He's Got a Big Cat's Face, Second Best Cat, The Abyss Gazes Also, Final '08 - Silhouette, Final '08 - Vespa, Final '08 - Violet, Final '08 - Barillo, Final '08 - Cover, Claidi and Moon Silk (w/ background!), No One v.2, Two Sides of the Same Coin (w/ background!), Surdat W'arnak, Moon Silk, Bahtisame, Gypsy Has No Legs, I Walk to the Horizon..., Rorogwela (w/ background!), A FESTIVUS TIME IS (colored in!), Figure Drawing Class No.04, Figure Drawing Class No.07, Ankyo, Yer Hair Looks Nice T'Night, Figure Drawing Class No.03, Figure Drawing Class No.02, l i f e, e a r t h

All available for viewin' in mine gallery. Yeah, I'ma reaching way back in time! Meanwhile: Book characters! Do images of them count as copyrighted if I'm the one who fandangled their design? Bitches sell all sorts of copyrighted Naruto fanarts all the time!

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Also, COMMISSIONS. I'm still doing them, if "still" meant "have yet to". COPIPASTA:

1|| My wares, I offer to you thusly:

Plain ol' Pencil Sketch
$5 - $20

The Fancy Inkings
$10 - $35

Digital Shenanigans
$10 - $40

Marker and Pencil
$15 - $40

Watercolor
$20 - $45

Prices, obviously, depend on the complexity of your commission. If all you want is a plain portrait, then it'll be on the lower end of the price range. A full body drawing complete with fancy background? That'll cost more. See how that works? I won't really be able to give you an exact price until I know what it is you want, so. Just take the given prices as estimates.

And yes, I will send you the original, if you trust me enough to give me your address. Do you? I mean, come on. Who wouldn't trust this face?

2|| Due to the fact that I don't wanna be shook down by the filth, I can only do original characters. I have a family of toy toads to feed; I can't afford to have Johnny Law fondling my stuff with his freakishly long arms.

3|| I'd prefer if you had a drawing of said character from which I could reference. Even if it sucks really hard. But if you don't have one, be prepared to write a lengthy and detailed description, for let it be known that I like to take liberties. If you don't tell me the color of their hair, it's going to be blue. This I promise.

4|| Once you've scrabbled together what you want and all the details, send it as a note to this account, along with your name, email, and address, if you trust me not to kill you in your sleep. Don't worry; I'm not French.

5|| From there, I'll get to work and once I get the basic sketch done, I'll hit you up with a preview to make sure everything's on the level.

6|| As I am slow and easily distracted, no payment is required until I'm finished. But you don't get it until you pay me. That way, no one has to die! But after that, you're gonna need the Paypals, and you're going to need to send the monies to teraghast@wooshck.org. It's either that, or by carrier pigeon.
  • Eating: Human skin
With the bloody letters, if you can imagine that there.

But, fun times:

OH GOD. I died! I was technically dead for a minute there! Do a series of illustrations for yer final? Sure. Assemble them into a book and make 5 copies? AH!

You know what's fun? Figuring out how to print several double-page illustrations with a printer that WANTS YOU DEAD. And then when you take the imaged printed out onto the fancy paper and RESCAN and REPRINT it, you find that you can't get it to print on both sides without one side being offset from the other, even when you set the margins to 0.00 which it ignores. So you have to print it out single page, wasting countless pounds of paper, running out of paper with 5 pages left, leaving one discolored page in each book. AND then you have to cut the margins off of each page, with a paper cutter that doesn't want to cut straight, and then tape each side together.

AND THEN you need to print out the cover on oddly-sized paper which you only have a few spare sheets of, but your printer doesn't want to 1) print at all, even though you've cleared that paper jam, 2) print it as anything other than A4, despite the fact that you've told it otherwise,  and 3) print it without cutting bits off the top and right, leaving great big spaces it could've used on the bottom/left. So you end up having to salvage the prints that didn't quite work out, but you're nearly out of paper, and OCD be damned-- this is as good as it's going to get.

AND add onto all that an ill-advised last-minute trip to that nightmare buffet of Stygian horrors, KINKOS, where you exchange money for failure and disappointment, and the printers as such that they would INCINERATE the light paper you had used for 4/5 of your books (inconsistency + OCD= PROFIT), in the hopes that maybe this one time it'll actually be of help, and you won't need to use the salvaged covers with the odd cropping. Never again!

Fun fact: the least painful step was the one where I had to force a needle through layers of paper in order to bind it all together. In reality, what rightly should have resulted in me getting a needle stuck up my finger, into my brain, and death, was actually quite soothing. That, and dyeing paper with tea that smells like Big Red.

Individual horror stories:

Cover
1 + 2 - Barillo
3 + 4 - Violet
5 + 6 - Vespa
7 + 8 - Silhouette
  • Eating: Human skin
Big rant off the front page, what.

1|| My wares, I offer to you thusly:

Plain ol' Pencil Sketch
$5 - $20

The Fancy Inkings
$10 - $35

Digital Shenanigans
$10 - $40

Marker and Pencil
$15 - $40

Watercolor
$20 - $45

Prices, obviously, depend on the complexity of your commission. If all you want is a plain portrait, then it'll be on the lower end of the price range. A full body drawing complete with fancy background? That'll cost more. See how that works? I won't really be able to give you an exact price until I know what it is you want, so. Just take the given prices as estimates.

And yes, I will send you the original, if you trust me enough to give me your address. Do you? I mean, come on. Who wouldn't trust this face?

2|| Due to the fact that I don't wanna be shook down by the filth, I can only do original characters. I have a family of toy toads to feed; I can't afford to have Johnny Law fondling my stuff with his freakishly long arms.

3|| I'd prefer if you had a drawing of said character from which I could reference. Even if it sucks really hard. But if you don't have one, be prepared to write a lengthy and detailed description, for let it be known that I like to take liberties. If you don't tell me the color of their hair, it's going to be blue. This I promise.

4|| Once you've scrabbled together what you want and all the details, send it as a note to this account, along with your name, email, and address, if you trust me not to kill you in your sleep. Don't worry; I'm not French.

5|| From there, I'll get to work and once I get the basic sketch done, I'll hit you up with a preview to make sure everything's on the level.

6|| As I am slow and easily distracted, no payment is required until I'm finished. But you don't get it until you pay me. That way, no one has to die! But after that, you're gonna need the Paypals, and you're going to need to send the monies to teraghast@wooshck.org. It's either that, or by carrier pigeon.
  • Eating: Human skin
AH! I've been attacked! Ambushed, from 10 sides! At an arts and crafts store!

So! I was pooting along, minding my own business, when all of a sudden the girl standing next to me asks where I got the gold leaf in my basket. I don't really remember, because I'm old, so I vaguely point in the general direction. She then asks me if I go to art school, and I blurt out "yes", but then quickly "wait, no", because I forgot that I only take art classes at a school (college, not high school), and that doesn't count.

She then launches into a hyperactive pitch about how awesome MICA is and how I should totally go there. Yes, dear readers, I think you know the sort of girl I'm describing here. All fluttery and high-pitched and fast-taking, with the OMGs abound. You'd think MICA was freaking Hannah Montana, here. I tell her that, no, I'd rather not, because it's in Baltimore and yeah, trailing off. You know Baltimore, right?

Yeah. I tell her that I plan on going to PCAD and LICKEDY-SPLIT! She's all up in my business, saying "Oh, NO, you shouldn't go there, my friend goes there, and he says there's, like, no creativity there, etc.". And at first I was all "Baroo?!" but then I was all "But I've taken several classes there, and I've liked them." Wait for it...

"Well, then that must just be your style." Back up. Review her last sentence. Bitch, I know you didn't just say I have no creativity, because I like the AWFUL, HORRENDOUS, BABY-RAPING PCAD. I say as such, in an ORLY-like manner. For her part, she completely ignores the insult she just dealt me, and adds, in a matter-of-fact fashion, that "MICA will make you creative." Again, the assumption that I lack the sacred elixir of artistry. Will MICA free me from the cycle of death and rebirth, too?

Again, I tell her that I just plain have no interest in going to MICA, and she gets miffed (not angry-- I doubt she has such a range of emotions) about how I'm ragging on her school. I once told a man of the Church (i.e. of rank unknown to me) that I didn't like the freakin' pope, and he was cool with it (i.e. I wasn't beaten by any nuns). But don't mess with a teenage girl who's overly jazzed about her school! I guess they'd better start moving all that swag from the Vatican on over to MICA.  But I digress. I counter, by asking her why she's been ragging on my school of choice. Her answer? "Well, that's just because I have a friend who goes there and he hates it!" Just who is this mysterious friend, and does he also know a lot about urban legends, too? I bet he saw Elvis at the 7-11 once.

I ask her if her friend is everybody, and at that, she starts walking away, simply yelling "Crazy!" (in an "OMG I doont believe it! *eyeroll* manner) as a parting shot. I yell after her: "So I'm crazy because I disagree with you? Isn't that nice." She, quite a ways away now, responds: "Well, no, but you're so negative!" and starts muttering inaudibly over in the next aisle.

Did I mention that this girl was a complete fucking stranger? All this, just because I don't want to live in the runner-up for murder capital of the United States (never mind that I can't stand big cities to begin with), and go to a school that's far too hoity-toity for me? That, instead, I want to go to a small school in a nice, non-murder-filled town, where I can hang with the Amish?

Couldn't she have been a Jehovah's Witness instead? Did I get sucked into an alternate dimension where this is normal behavior? Is MICA secritly a death cult? Was this all just punishment for not knowing exactly where the gold leaf was? Where am I!?

Oh God! I can see forever!
  • Eating: Human skin
Jesus Christ, get in the car!

Yes, that's right! Sedge needs money! Money for spendatures! And so she turns to the world's oldest profession: doing commissioned illustrations. I read it in a book; do not dispute me!

Here's how it's gonna go down:

1|| My wares, I offer to you thusly:

Plain ol' Pencil Sketch
$5 - $20

The Fancy Inkings
$10 - $35

Digital Shenanigans
$10 - $40

Marker and Pencil
$15 - $40

Watercolor
$20 - $45

Prices, obviously, depend on the complexity of your commission. If all you want is a plain portrait, then it'll be on the lower end of the price range. A full body drawing complete with fancy background? That'll cost more. See how that works? I won't really be able to give you an exact price until I know what it is you want, so. Just take the given prices as estimates.

And yes, I will send you the original, if you trust me enough to give me your address. Do you? I mean, come on. Who wouldn't trust this face?

2|| Due to the fact that I don't wanna be shook down by the filth, I can only do original characters. I have a family of toy toads to feed; I can't afford to have Johnny Law fondling my stuff with his freakishly long arms.

3|| I'd prefer if you had a drawing of said character from which I could reference. Even if it sucks really hard. But if you don't have one, be prepared to write a lengthy and detailed description, for let it be known that I like to take liberties. If you don't tell me the color of their hair, it's going to be blue. This I promise.

4|| Once you've scrabbled together what you want and all the details, send it as a note to this account, along with your name, email, and address, if you trust me not to kill you in your sleep. Don't worry; I'm not French.

5|| From there, I'll get to work and once I get the basic sketch done, I'll hit you up with a preview to make sure everything's on the level.

6|| As I am slow and easily distracted, no payment is required until I'm finished. But you don't get it until you pay me. That way, no one has to die! But after that, you're gonna need the Paypals, and you're going to need to send the monies to teraghast@wooshck.org. It's either that, or by carrier pigeon.
  • Listening to: Dingding Sa - Alive
Ah! I've been hit! Damn you, emNat! Damn you to hell!

Here's the SECRIT information! Just don't let your cat near my frogs!

!) Galdra's OK in my book.
@) I was almost stabbed in the eye when I was 7.
#) My right foot is terrifying.
$) Human skin is pretty tasty.
%) 3 and 4 are related.
^) A frog bit me, once. And broke the skin, even.
& ) I would've gone with Surpanakha.
*) I think jaw-al/mouth-al mutilation is sexy.
() I invented the portable GPS device when I was 6.
!)) Huggbees.

I ain't taggin' anyone else! Yes, I said it-- I'm breaking the chain! Fleetwood Mac lied!
  • Listening to: Don Powell - Texas, Addio
  • Eating: You don't want to know.
Peer pressure!

1. Put Your iPod, windows media player etc on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name

1. How would you describe yourself?
Frailty Soundtrack - The Abduction of Edward March  (Yay! I'm OMINOUS!)

2. What do you like in a guy/girl?
Regina Spektor - Hotel Song (HOOKERS! I can get on that train, baby.)

3. How do you feel today?
Michael Maxwell and His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing (Actually, I was really lethargic today, so no dice.)

4. What is your life's purpose?
The Mighty Boosh - Episode Two: Jungle I (Parsley, radish, wheat, cress, barley, but no corn. For I couldn't find any.)

5. What is your motto?
Fleetwood Mac - That's All For Everyone (Buh?)

6. What do your friends think of you?
The Mighty Boosh - Episode Four: Mutants F (4 normal teas, 5 earl gray teas, 2 Darjeeling, and, uh, peppermint. 2 peppermints. And a latte? My friends think I'm there to make warm beverages for them, don't they? You know who you are.  )

7. What do you think of your parents?
Martin & Scott - The Ancient Canyon Speaks (Fun Fact: My dad plays the didgeridoo. GET OUT OF MY HEAD!)

8. What do you think about very often?
Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (I <3 being shot!)

9. What is 2 + 2?
Jim Gaffigan - Heaven

10. What do you think of your best friend?
Neko Case - Things That Scare Me (Me an' the Zodiac Killer. By the swings. Tonight!)

11. What do you think of the person you like?
Spirited Away Soundtrack - Day of the River (I ain't got one o' those, though!)

12. What is your life story?
Chöying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts - Palden Rangjung (Wow, apparently I'm epically spiritual. Oh yeah.)

13. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Gigi - Aynama (A sexy Ethiopian guy? Okay, but that'll be tough for me to pull off.)

14. What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Bleu - Get Up (Again, whut?)

15. What will you dance to at your wedding?
Patton Oswalt Talks About Blown Out Whores (Totally!)

16. What will they play at your funeral?
Celtic Woman - Harry's Game (Yet more proof that my life will be epic and awesome? I'mma gonna go on a killing spree in Texas, then go on a spiritual journey to make it all better... hey, wait. I'M CAL!? D: )

17. What is your hobby/interest?
Puffy AmiYumi - Thank You (Typical Sedge "Thank you": Ergmfyeahey. I'm DEEP.)

18. What is your biggest fear?
12 Girls Band - Only Time (Enya songs covered by Chinese orchestras? O,O)

19. What is your biggest secret?
KNA Connected - China (Yeah, it's true-- rappers from Denmark love me. Also, I play the erhu. [Yes, a rap song with a erhu!] )

20. What do you think of your friends?
Azumanga Daioh OST - ......Huh? (If by friends, you mean cats, then yes. A thousand times, yes.)

21. What will you post this as?
Feist - La Sirena
  • Listening to: Feist - New Torch
  • Eating: Tastes
I PREFER LUVDISCS!!!!11!
  • Listening to: Shreya Goshal - Agar Tum Mil Jao
  • Eating: Migranes!
>> tanithleefans.deviantart.com/j… <<

I've actually won an art-related contest! Magic!

Ignoring the fact that there were only 3 votes, total, and that I voted for myself, meaning that I only got one vote. Yeah.
  • Listening to: Vun Vanna - To Tea Yum Chlong
  • Eating: Tiny bears!
Yeah, whoo! And it only took 5 1/2 years!

Don't know when it happened, or who got it exactly, so as such... ya'll get nuthin.

Maybe a cupcake party.

No sprinkles, though.
  • Listening to: Vun Vanna - To Tea Yum Chlong
  • Eating: This taste in my mouth.
Number One: A list of everything I need to do, ever.

- Doodlies! So many that I've come up with, so many that I've since forgotten. So I should at least write them down first. But as far as actually getting around to drawing them? @___@ So far, I'm coloring my horrifyingly Art Nouveau-ish Zikael/Diablo thing. Then I've got yet another Loki-thing in the works. So far it's only a sketch, and I think I might just color it like that without inking it. Maybe. But it's going to involve lots of flowers (no, not those kind) which means it's going to be painful. It's not so much the drawing that I'm worried about, it's the composition. I have no idea where I'm going with this. And... 900 other things.

- Fashion Figure Drawing class, starting on Oct. 4th. I have no idea what'll occur, but I need to learn how to draw full body doodads quickly, because...

- Character profiles. For every character I have. Jimminy Christmas. So far, I have five written, but I also need to do character sheets and head drawings. So far, I only have one sheet done, and I still need to scan and color it. Check it out!

- Get my vacation journal from last year together. Yeah, I still haven't finished it. First, I need to transcribe everything that I had written when I was still using a paper journal, then I need to insert photos into each entry. And on that note...

- Get all my photos uploaded to flickr. And then title and tag everything. It will be horrifying. Wooshck.

- Learn Arabic. Or at least review the first few chapters in my book, which I'm sure I've forgotten, and summarize everything so I won't forget. I will anyway, but it's nice to think I'm getting somewhere. I probably need to go over the alphabet again, because you know I've forgotten 40% of it. Again.

- Books, dammit. When don't I have a billion books I need to be reading? In a vagueish order of some kind:

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
Boudicca by M.J. Trow
Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley
The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure by Storm Constantine
Life With Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Loop by Koji Suzuki
The Bewitchments of Love and Hate by Storm Constantine
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon by JoAnn Chartier and Chris Enss
Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Listening to: Vun Vanna - To Tea Yum Chlong
  • Eating: This taste in my mouth.
Okay, more like a Going to a Wedding Time Is. With a Vacation Time Is tacked on.

Guess where?

Will be bak before end of month.

[/shortest journal entry evar]
  • Listening to: Loretta Lynn - Portland, Oregon
  • Eating: This taste in my mouth.
I think you're taking a step in the right direction, making it so you bring up only a fraction of your regular results.

Let me explain.

Every month or so, I do a search for Wraeththu or The Claidi Journals or whatever I'm fangirling at that moment, because I'm desperate and don't have a job. For example, when I would do a search for the word "claidi", I would get my fanart, plus a bunch of drawings of someone's original character, and maybe not-by-me fanart.

Now? Two results. One piece of fanart, not by me, and a written whatever.

Wraeththu? There are two pages. There used to be more than two pages. Only 4 pieces of fanart by me show up, out of, what? The dozen that I've done?

You fail, dA search function. Fail with a ph.

PUH-hail.

Additionally: If I do a search for "diablo" and "wraeththu", I get... my drawing of Ulaume. Apparently, it picked up on the phrase "not-Diablo" as indicative of said drawing containing Diablo. You know, as opposed to my many other drawings that are actually of Diablo and contain several instances of his name, not to mention an appearance in the KEYWORDS.

EPIC PHAIL.

TWO MONTHS LATER: Huzah! It doesn't suck anymore! I win!
  • Listening to: Chunn Vanna - Yeakheney
  • Reading: Under the Jolly Roger - L. A Meyer
  • Playing: wif muh pokemans
  • Eating: This taste in my mouth.
And it turns out they really REALLY like Pokemon fanart.

Cripes, people. Criiiipes. You wanna to showoff how many favorites you've gotten, just draw something for :iconpokedex:

Maybe it's just that people love MissingNo, but damn. In the few days it's been since they uploaded my drawing to their gallery, I've gotten 59 comments, 95 favs, and 689 views on it. Granted, it's nothing compared to them there big name Harry Potter/Naruto/Inuyasha fanartists, but it's the most I've ever gotten. Or will ever get.

I gotta go do more of those. O_o


CLUBS

:iconwraeththu-club: :iconpokedex: :icongalerian-anomalies:
  • Listening to: Chunn Vanna - Yeakheney
  • Reading: Under the Jolly Roger - L. A Meyer
  • Playing: wif muh pokemans
  • Eating: This taste in my mouth.
Hey, I'm doing this again!


Bestest Friends For'ev'a: (That is, people I've actually talked to. Once.)

:iconadilicstar: :iconaph: :iconbunnyfishmel-mel: :icongamingrat: :iconarcticavian: :iconmnat: :iconsuguri: :iconthejoltz:

People I'd Track Down and Kill so I Could Eat Their Hearts to Gain Their Skillz: (No, that's about right.)

:iconfayrenpickpocket: :iconlongerpigs: :iconanimatrix: :iconauroreblackcat: :iconbibly: :iconbook-bunny: :iconvayufox: :icondeland-fox: :icondesdemonia: :icondeuil: :icondolphin-filet: :iconzimra-art: :iconeelsleeves: :iconemoxic: :iconmeggiefox: :iconensoul: :iconerstwhile-sho: :iconevil-goma: :iconlizzy-john: :iconhumon: :iconjiggly: :iconjuss: :iconkarma021: :iconkillskerry: :iconkiriko-moth: :iconkitton: :iconkmyechan: :iconktshy: :iconloish: :iconluciole: :iconmeluseena: :iconmr-sisson: :iconnastenka: :iconneofox: :iconnifey: :icononchino: :iconpongyboy: :iconpunkrockdan: :iconpussinboots: :iconrobertmekis: :iconsc-parade: :iconsuuanda: :iconthe-brightest-grey: :iconvanheist: :iconvirusgarura: :iconyamiza:

Fat Bastards For Whom I Harbor Nothing But Ill Will: (That is, Sax)

:iconevilmcevil:





CLUBS

:iconwraeththu-club: :iconpokedex: :icongalerian-anomalies:
  • Listening to: Ros Sereysothea
  • Reading: LOOP
  • Watching: thuh bee bee cee
  • Playing: wif muh pokemans
  • Eating: This taste in my mouth.
Okay, look.

I don't know which one of you is doing it, and frankly, I don't care. All I know is that there's the unmistakable scent of cat urine wafting about my room at nose level, seemingly unaware of the fact that it should logically be around cat-butt level. Unless, of course, you've run out of ground-level things-to-pee-on and are forced to find higher-up things to sprinkle on?


GTFO, N00bs.


PS. You owe me approx. 5 sq ft of carpeting.


I hate having to copy and paste these things in. D:

:iconwraeththu-club: :icongalerian-anomalies: :iconpokedex:
This stupid, apparently.

Golly, all those cool people in'th movin' pictures smoke-- that must mean I should, too! Hu'yuk hu'yuk hu'yuk.

Good news to movie producers! The film you're making with no sex, violence, and minimal swearing? It's got a guy smoking it, so only people aged 17+ or those accompanied by a parent or guardian can go see it. Of course, a 13 year old going to see a movie with all matters of sex and gore is fine (depending on who you ask, anyway), just no smoking. Because that gives you lung cancer.

Just seeing it on screen, I mean.

But then, there are probably dozens of "special interest" groups out there who want to stop us innocent, wide-eyed teens from being exposed to sex/violence/death/homosexuality/etc. before we're "ready" (ie. retired), so why not add smoking into the mix? You know, there's a certain point when your concern for children is just creepy.

Oh, and how about those über-melodramatic news ads? The ones with the ominous music and the narrator with the deep, booming voice? OMG, pedophiles can talk to kids over Pictochat! Nintendo WANTS our kids to get raped!!!1 D: SRSLY; I saw that one just last night.

Does having kids melt peoples' reasoning faculties? Because this-- all this? It's not really funny anymore. Yes, everyone on the intrar-webs wants to rape your children! Could you be more egotistical? Your kids probably smell of poo and melted popsicles. Not hawt, man.

Based on what I keep seeing on the news, it seems people these days are more worried about the creepy guy in the AOL chatroom than the guy who'll kidnap you in the dead of night and take you to his secret dungeon wherein he'll proceed to rape and torture you over the course of 3 weeks. I don't know about you, but as a teenage girl, I'm more worried about being pulled into a dark alley than having some guy on Myspace ask me for my A/S/L. And for the record? In the decade I've been using the internet, I can't remember ever being hit on or abducted.

I could totally go on like this forever, man.

In short: Maybe you were a weak-willed, whoreish, drug addict as a teen, but that doesn't mean we all are. And no, I'm not just saying this to distract you while I raid your medicine cabinet.

Well, I gotta go watch Law and Order: SVU now, so I can learn how to become a crack whore, but I'll be back in a little while to give y'all my name, address, and social security number. KTHNXBAI!
  • Reading: Luck in the Shadows, x2
  • Playing: Okami and the frickin' log+vine mini-game.
Dear Community College,

Way to cancel my life drawing class due to 'lack of interest'.



Start sucking less,

Sedge


PS. Could you also start hiring people who can remember 3 names at any one time?
  • Listening to: Neko Case: Live From Austin, TX
  • Reading: Long fanfic from something I don't watch. D:
Here's a brain teaser for you all:

Time travel!

Person A and Person B.

It's December 18 2006.

Person B comes across a time machine and goes back in time to July 20 1763, along with the time machine.

The machine is set to only go between July 20 1763 and December 18 2006.

Person B spends 6 days in 1763. It's July 26.

Someone steals the machine and accidentally goes forward to Dec. 18 2006.

The area he found the machine in is sealed in the future, so he's not able to move the machine from that location. I'm not sure if that's possible, but whatever. He had fish.

Meanwhile, 6 days have past back in 2006. It's December 24.

HERE is the meat of the issue:

Person A finds the time machine in this sealed location and manages to go back to July 18 1763.

But 6 days have already elapsed since Person B was sent back to July 18.

If Person A goes back to July 18, 6 days after Person B goes back to July 18...

Is it possible for Person A to spend 6 days in 1763 and catch up to Person B on July 26 1763?

Or does time continue to elapse for Person B, having spent 12 days in 1763 by the time Person A has spent 6?

Or does the fact that Person B was in <LOCATION> on July 26 mean that Person A can simply go to <LOCATION> on July 26 and find Person B there?

ADDITIONALLY:

How is it possible that Person A, on Dec. 24, took the machine back to July 18 1763 on the same day that Person B, on Dec. 18, took the machine back to July 18 1763?

Does that mean that there were two time machines in existence on July 18 1763?

Can you just go back to 1920, steal the Declaration of Independence, go even further back to 1840, steal it again, then go forward to your time and have 2 copies of it? But then, would the present day version of it not exist, because you stole it in 1920? And  how could you steal it in 1920, if it had been stolen by you 80 years prior, even though you stole it in 1840 after you stole it in 1920?

Oh, and here's another thing! The guy who found the time machine on July 26 1763 and went forward to Dec. 18 2006? When they found him, 6 days later on Dec. 24, he told them the date was July 26 1763. Now, if he went forward to Dec. 18 2006 and stayed in a sealed mausoleum for 6 days until Dec. 24, why would he give the date on which he was transported? Did he merely not recognize the passage of time over those days? Or is there something wrong with the machine, and he was actually sent to Dec. 24? I still have 2 chapters left!

And is it even possible to sit in a mausoleum for 6 days? Sure, he had food, but what about water? Air? And wouldn't he have frozen to death in an unheated environment during December?  

WRAP YOUR NOGGIN ROUND ALL THAT!



For a context to this conundrum, visit your local library's Young Adult section and check out the book "Gideon" by Linda Buckley-Archer. It looks neat, you can't miss it.

It's rated for ages 10 and up. SRSLY. Either the author didn't consider all that, or she totally gets it and has determined this to be logical within a fictional time travel plot line.

BUT ANYWAY. Gideon. It's a great book. Go read it. I'm already coming up with fanart for it.

There's a guy who gets whacked in the face with a scythe, then later survives being hanged, only to be tied to a post for several hours as an example. And this is only 14 years into his life. Then he becomes a professional thief. And gets to wrastle his nemesis, the title character, Gideon, who's apparently close enough to him to know his deep-dark-past.

Yeah, I'm going there.
  • Listening to: The movin' pictures
  • Reading: Gideon
You know, I just noticed that, as time goes by, my rants get longer. I mean, two years ago, I thought 2 paragraphs constituted a long rant. Maybe I just like adding a lot of filler words in now'a'days?

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Now, every once in a while, I'll take a look at one of those advice columns you see in the newspaper and whatnot, and almost everytime it seems like the person giving out said advice is either stupid, or just psychotic.

For example, a column I just read by someone who will remain unnamed, but let's just call her "Amy":

Basically, the guy seeking her sage advice had just come back from a sport-type thing and was stopping off at the grocery store for some things. While there, he picks up some meatloaf for himself (which his wife apparently hates) and calls said wife to see if she would like anything. Nice, right? Well said wife says no, but when he gets home and starts eating his food, only for unnamed wife to start riding him about not getting her anything and the fact that he's-- OMG-- eating in front of her!

Now, one would think that this person is clearly a dangerous schizophrenic and should be sedated immediately. At first.

But then "Amy", who is so much more knowing than any of us, shows us what for:

Number one, wife-lady is obviously pissed because the husband got to go to a totally awesome sports thing, while she was stuck with leftovers (oh yeah-- this guy also bothered to ASK her first, before eating any of the leftovers-- who does that?). I mean, even though there was nothing in his letter to imply that 1) she had any interest whatsoever in going to this game or 2) she wasn't doing anything else that day but sitting alone and in the dark, next to some skanky leftovers . Totally.

Two, he's an inconsiderate jackass for "tending to his take-out needs", whatever those are, and not considering hers. I guess being able to read and comprehend the English language isn't necessary for having your own advice column, or did she just miss the bit where he specifically called to ask her if she wanted anything? Or is this one of those "You should already know; I shouldn't have to tell you!" things that people always want to call normal female behavior? Well, it's not; it's a sign that the person you're talking to is, as I've said, a dangerous schizophrenic and should be sedated immediately.

And three, it's inconsiderate to eat in front of someone who's not, "and I think you know it." Note, that as I was reading this, my mom was EATING some beefy-onion thing RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! OMG, that inconsiderate bitch! My family is obviously comprised of uncivilized cavepeoples, because we do this all the time! Or maybe it's just that we have enough sense not to throw a hissy fit due to our insecurities of seeing someone eat while we're not? Jeez, if it bothers you so much, lady, why don't you go make yourself a sandwich so you don't feel so left out? Or are you just incapable of doing so, and thus expect everyone around you to NOT do something, instead of you DOING something? And if you're not hungry, do you honestly expect someone who IS hungry to not eat, just because you can't join in?

Because I can tell you right now that that's also a sign of being a selfish narcissist ("Nobody can eat if I'M not!"), in addition to being a dangerous schizophrenic who should be sedated immediately.


In closing, I really feel sorry for the people who write to these columns and expect a competant person to reply. You know, instead of someone who had obviously gone insane many years ago, in addition to the god complex I'm sure most advice columnist have. Granted, I'm pretty sure most psychiatrists have the same issues, only difference being that advice columnists know even less about what they're doing than "therapists", neither of which can (legally) dispense medication.

Club-type deals:

:iconwraeththu-club: :icongalerian-anomalies:
  • Listening to: Regina Spektor - Fidelity
  • Reading: OotP, finally.
  • Watching: Uh, my computer?
  • Playing: FFXII + Magical Starsign
  • Drinking: Peppermint tea