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Thursday, June 30th, 2016
3:00 am
Lost a friend to Mental Illness, WHY?
WARNING: This entry deals with a heavy subject. Mental health. Also, with a "face" of it, who sadly, was killed by something that couldn't be cured. Also, bare in mind that there are holes in what I know about her particular case. Any corrections, if they are correct, are welcome. Also, yes, I am kind of getting a bit John Oliver on this at times. Complete with metaphors and visual imagery.

Heavy Stuff, You"ve been warnedCollapse )
Rest In Love, Katherine Anne "Enagi" "Dorian Hatchet" "Kath" "Tuafafine" "Katherine Bear" "Mussaver" "Kather-Anne" Peacock! (1983-2016)
"And Peace Like a River Will Run Through The City."

Current Mood: numb
Sunday, October 20th, 2013
1:53 pm
Me, a Raccoon Mage? Thank *Koge, and all that! 'Tis to nightshirts what the Kigurumi is to onesies!
Well, it's been some time, but I thought you'd like to see my new outfit. Well, it's inspired by the distinct sleepwear worn by Misha and Shia in Pita-Ten, by *Koge Donbo (yes, she has an asterisk as part of her name. It's better than having an unpronounceable symbol as a name, no?) But in this case it's two gown/nightshirt like layers, what I call the "Infit" and the "Outfit." To make things original, I added the star symbol. Nope, don't know what it means. Also, the Outfit has....pockets. With clasps. Also, I created a character based on the costume (usually it's done the other way around) named Ievai, he's a Raccoon Mage with a bit of tragedy in his life. His "background" story is available on both Fictionpress and DeviantArt.

The Raccoon Mage Outfit.Collapse )

I like to think that this type of outfit is to the nightshirt what the Kigurumi is to the one-piece pajama outfit ("onesie" or "one-piece")
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
12:14 am
Important Causes Made Easy (for my friends in the USA)
Originally posted by blackone at Important Causes Made Easy
Originally posted by dorknessrising at Important Causes Made Easy
Seriously, you don't get easier than this. Buying cereal teams up with the internet to fight hunger in your city.

General Mills has partnered with Feeding America (the network of local food banks throughout the USA) in a mission called Outnumber Hunger. It works like this: for every code you enter off the back of a participating cereal box, General Mills will donate $0.65 to your local food bank (or the food bank in any zip code you want, really).

You get to eat your favorite General Mills cereal, and you get to help people in your community not starve. Everybody wins.

Join us to Outnumber Hunger!

If you like, you can repost this to your own journal to help spread the word about this program.

As far as I know, this is only happening in the USA, I can only spread the word, not actually participate, because I'm in Canada, eh?
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
10:14 pm
A poem of mine....
I thought I'd do something different here. I don't normally post much of my poetry here....but, here's a poem.

The Lobster House is Empty
The place was called "Desjardins", but only weeds grow here,
There's a couple of places full of wasted paper, and empty bottles of beer,
A sign advertises "lobster", in the two ways which we speak,
But the future of this boarded building looks nothing but bleak.

This place was once a restaurant, where one could eat seafood,
But now the place is deserted, and has a somber mood,
There's posters where the windows were, that advertise things past,
And one wonders just how long, that tired structure will last.

Spitting distance from Concordia, it must have lost the battle,
For the world of bars and restaurants and eateries, can be quite cut-throat,
The successful places draw in crowds, which file in like cattle,
The less successful places will sink into history, like that rather infamous boat!

The place looks very run down,
And a relic of the old town,
And desolation is all that is now found.

The gardens are covered in weeds,
And the building, refurbishing needs,
It's the only thing there to gone to seed.

The once proud restaurant's a shell, a hole,
Go elsewhere for your lobster and sole!
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
7:47 pm
Writer's Block: American Censorship Day!
Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. [Learn more here.] Do you support this bill?
From what I hear, this law goes against some American fundamental principles, especially the one-sided manner in which sites can be shut down (seems un-Constitutional) The problem is, I can't do anything about it as I'm outside Canada, but any American friends, make some noise to your members of Congress. Who are they going to serve, the people, or a few "special interests"? Do we want the US, and (due to its place as the backbone of the Internet) the world to be under the same system that China, Iran, and Syria use?

I hope this bill dies on the floor. And ideally it should be printed out on toilet paper, that's how I feel about that law!
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
2:28 am
I'm Sorry.....
I'm sorry
that I bought you roses
to tell you that I like you

I'm sorry
That I was raised with respect
not to sleep with you when you were drunk

I'm sorry
That my body's not ripped enough
to "satisfy" your wants

I'm sorry
that I open your car door,
and pull out your chair like I was raised

I'm sorry
That I'm not cute enough
to be "your guy"

I'm sorry
That I am actually nice;
not a jerk

I'm sorry
I don't have a huge bank account
to buy you expensive things

I'm sorry
I like to spend quality nights at home
cuddling with you, instead of at a club

I'm sorry
I would rather make love to you then just screw you
like some random guy.

I'm sorry
That I am always the one you need to talk to,
but never good enough to date

I'm sorry
That I always held your hair back when you threw up, and didn't get mad at you for puking in my car,
but when we went out you went home with another guy

I'm sorry
That I am there to pick you up at 4am when your new man hit you and dropped you off in the middle of nowhere,
but not good enough to listen to me when I need a friend

I'm sorry
If I start not being there because it hurts being used as a door mat, only to be thrown to the side when the new jerk comes around

I'm sorry
If I don't answer my phone anymore when you call, to listen to you cry for hours, instead of getting a couple hours of sleep before work

I'm sorry
that you can't realize.. I've been the one all along.

I'm sorry
If you read this and know somebody like this
but don't care

But most of all

I'm sorry
For not being sorry anymore

I'm sorry
That you can't accept me for who I am

I'm sorry
I can never do anything right, and nothing that I do is good
enough to make it in your world.

I'm sorry
I caught your boyfriend with another girl and told you about it, I thought that was what friends were for...

I'm sorry
That I told you I loved you and actually meant it.

I'm sorry
That I talked to you for nine hours on Thanksgiving when your boyfriend was threatening you instead of spending time with my family.

I'm sorry
That I cared

I'm sorry
that I listen to you at night talking about how you wish you could have done something different.

I'm sorry
That I let you speak when you wanted, when I had so much that I wanted to say.

Ladies always complain and gripe to their friends that there is never any good guys out there, and they always end up with assholes who mistreat them. Well ladies, next time you're complaining, maybe look up to see who you're complaining to, maybe that special someone is right there hanging on your every word as usual, screaming in his head "Why won't you give me a chance?"
Because the person you are usually searching for is right by you.

If you're a guy and you agree with this letter, copy and paste into your profile as 'I'm sorry'

If You're one of the FEW girls with enough guts to copy and paste this into your profile, and you would never make your guy feel this way, copy and paste into your profile as 'Girls Don't Realize These Things'.
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
10:46 pm
A boy in a Blue Gown, a man in a Blue Phonebooth!
Well, hope everyone is fine. Anyways, been watching a lot of two shows lately. Try to guess what they are? (ok, if you've been talking to me, you know) One of them involves a blonde-haired boy who wears a blue sleeveless dress or gown, and has.....powers. He is also from another world, and not human, despite looking it. The other is about a man who currently has brown hair, and lives in a blue telephone booth, that has.....powers. He is also from another world, and not human, despite looking it. And those two shows are from different countries, but both ones where cars drive on the left.
Saturday, February 26th, 2011
12:35 am
Some village is missing its idiot....and he's sitting on a bench in Manitoba!
This may be controversial.

Ok, go to http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/rape-victim-inviting-so-no-jail--rape-victim-inviting-so-no-jail-116801578.html

The gist of it is....this judge, Robert Dewar, ruled a rapist "not so guilty" because supposedly the women were sending messages that they wanted it through skimpy clothing and "suggestive behavior." Say what? So the man just gets a two year "conditional sentence" (that is to say "probation") for being a "clumsy Don Juan" (in the judge's words, no less).

The judge is an idiot...and a pig. Opening a can of worms there...what, will any girl or woman wearing less than a burqa suddenly be "fair game?" What next, will there be "suggestive colors" that become a "Get out of Jail Free" card to these guys? The man's stuck in a time-warp, he should be relieved of his judicial robe.I hope there's an appeal of the case, and I hope the judge's idiotic decision is tossed out. Not to mention that the details of his "decision" indicate clearly biased and narrow-minded thinking...such as the possibility that the girls would be skinny-dipping meaning that they also "wanted it"....Your Honor, here's an interesting concept, "nudity does not equal sex"....if there's some kind of removal or recall mechanism, I hope it's sicced on that judge!
Saturday, October 9th, 2010
2:17 am
remember some songs, only have vague clues...need help!
Ok. I have a trio of songs I have vague memories about!

Song #1: it has xylophone music in it, a woman singing, and at one point there's some cello or bass playing long sustained chords

Song #2: Heard in the 80's, an upbeat song, mentions "round and around."

Song #3: Has something like "We all BELIEVE, in the CHORD OF THE NATION! (Just a little more imagination)" Probably mangled it.

Any ideas what songs are in my head?

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, September 13th, 2009
6:28 pm
Mexican Girl

This is very cool, a video of "The Coal Choir", one of Katherine's musical projects. Katherine is the one with the black accordion. Enjoy!

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, July 31st, 2008
5:09 pm
So long, Margot, and thanks for the memories!
My paternal grandmother died yesterday. I wish I knew her better, but, oh well, distance... Anyways, thanks for the memories, Margot. And I'll do my best to keep my head up.

Current Mood: sad
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
6:30 pm
Dance the Chiki-Chiki!

This is BEYOND funny! It's so silly. Ok, I was lucky enough to be in the UK in May for the first time ever in my life, and thus experience Eurovision! *laughs* Spain and Latvia have the two of the funniest entries!
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
5:25 pm
Oddball crossover fanfic challenge....
Ok. An online friend is going to try a strange request I have. Here's the request, in case any of you feel up to it....it has to have...a)Tam and Rit, the faeries from the "Rod Land" game.. b)at least one Dalek (salt-shaker shaped robot thingies from Dr. Who)...and c)take place...somewhere else (although anywhere...the world of any book, game, anime, etc.)

Does that sound odd enough?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
11:40 am
Thursday, November 1st, 2007
2:32 pm
To Halifax for a few days...
Well, I'll be gone. Going to Halifax for a few days. So, I'll be unreachable.

See ya,

Current Mood: ecstatic
Saturday, October 27th, 2007
5:05 pm
Concert misdirection! And....Dignity? What dignity?
Ok. Website gave wrong directions, I missed a Telefauna concert yesterday. In-fucking-credible. Because the website gave the wrong address. At least I was walking with a friend. Otherwise I would have gone ballistic.

And then.....today, someone who was an online friend....starts making comments about how my art and my stories are immature, that I don't look at things the right way, that....oh, my style isn't even good enough for a 13 year old. I tell her I'm trying to improve, not good enough. Should I just stop drawing? HELL NO! She also says Deviant Art is for 13 year olds and retards.

But this is some of what she told me the last time we talked.....my only mercy is that I'm calling her "Y" And I am improving my art, I guess just not enough for her.

Y says:
It's like a WoWnerd still living in his mother's basement and never getting out. Sure people can play WoW, but don't take it too far an too seriously
Y says:
I showed your stuff to my mother once, she said that you probably are a bit retarded as in real deficiency
Y says:
I'm not telling you to be normal either, just have some goddamn dignity man!

So what does she mean? Define "dignity" here. Should I follow some narrow-minded view? Dignity is open to interpretation!

But still, the week before she was even doing fan art of my characters. Now, well, she says she's been bottling up her feelings before, and that she cringes when she sees my stuff.

And no, Deviant Art is NOT run by 13 year old retards.

Current Mood: annoyed
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
9:36 pm
An 80's girl band rules Fiji!
Go to http://frontier-editor.blogspot.com/2006/12/its-cruel-summer-down-under.html to find out

(Ok, the joke is the last name of the military leader there is "Bainimarama"....but it sounds so much like Bananarama. Not to mention it opens the door to "banana republic" jokes)

Saturday, July 7th, 2007
12:20 am
Rejected, twice, recently!
Ok, well, I've gotten a message in okcupid. The girl I dated last week said I'm not her type. Fine. Another girl said a couple of weeks before she already found someone. No problem. I'm doing my best not to get attached.
I do want to have something resembling luck.

Now, want a good "Rejected"? Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSb-nV8l2QY

It's the "Rejected" cartoons.
Monday, June 18th, 2007
11:54 pm
Can you guess the meaning of this?
Hi everyone. Go to Four symbols (which is at http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/57836666/ if this doesn't show). There is a message here. Guess what it is!

Saturday, May 26th, 2007
10:25 am
Thanks, Lorrie!
1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Movie:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favourite memory of us?
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
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