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Sharing a band [Jan. 7th, 2007|01:25 am]
[Current Location |the new desk]
[mood |blankblank]
[music |Nightwish...duh]

Ok, so this is my attempt at embedding Youtube stuff into my journal...here goes nothing...

Lately, I've been stuck on a new band that really isn't all that new. I heard about Nightwish years ago, but I'd never really listened to anything by them before. I am officially in love with them, but even more so with their attention to making unbelievably wonderful videos. I think the best description I've heard for them so far is operatic goth metal, and if that isn't a reason to at least listen out of shear unmittigated curiousity I don't know what is...

This is the video for the 2005 version of the song "Sleeping Sun":

This is the video for "Over the Hills and Far Away":

And the video for "Leaving You for Me" with the lead singer Tarja Turunen with a Martin Kesici after she left Nightwish:
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Release [Feb. 19th, 2006|11:44 am]
[mood |discontentempty]

I kept debating about whether or not to post about this here, but here goes...

Shock is a strange thing. It takes away all the emotions you know you should be feeling. One of my friends is dead and I still don't think it has set in. I keep telling myself that it is because I haven't seen him in almost two years, but I don't believe that. I cried thinking about the last time I saw him when I heard. I don't think we ever really know how to deal with death when it's sudden. I mean, when an 80 year old that's been in the hospital for a year with cancer dies it's one thing, but not someone young who had been fine and talking to you days before....

I think the problem is that my brain refuses to believe he's actually gone. I mean, he was 22 years old and I just talked to him online on Tuesday. He was telling me how great everything was and how he was ready to be done with school. On Friday he was dead of heart failure. His facebook, livejournal, and photojournal are all still there...they're just waiting for him to come back and update them. I think that's one of the strangest things about this age...you can go away forever and yet all these traces of you are still there without you.

The funeral is this week and I'm telling myself that I can't miss class to go, which is stupid, but in truth I just don't want to remember Matt that way. I want to remember him laughing, talking, and alive....not in a box. Therefore, I will not go, but I do remember him and I will miss him. He was one of the best friends I've ever had and I know he's happy now...he's not worried about school or his heart or anything else. Funerals are for the living, not the dead...

Matt, rest in peace...you are missed....
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kind of amusing, though accuracy may be up for grabs... [Dec. 6th, 2005|11:32 pm]
[mood |happytests are over!!]

You scored as Harry Potter. You can be a little reckless and hot-headed at times, but a more brave and courageous friend would be hard to find.


Harry Potter


Sirius Black


Remus Lupin


Albus Dumbledore


Ginny Weasley


Severus Snape


Draco Malfoy


Ron Weasley


Hermione Granger


Lord Voldemort


Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
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Well, not exactly surprising, but still amusing [Nov. 12th, 2005|05:33 pm]
[mood |happyhappy]

You scored as Lara Croft. A thrill-seeking, slightly unscrupulous, tough-as-nails archaeologist, Lara Croft travels the world in search of ancient relics perhaps better left hidden. She packs two Colt .45s and has no fear of jumping off buildings, exploring creepy tombs, or taking on evil meglomaniacs bent on world domination.


Lara Croft


Indiana Jones




Batman, the Dark Knight


James Bond, Agent 007


Neo, the "One"


The Terminator


El Zorro


William Wallace


The Amazing Spider-Man


Captain Jack Sparrow


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Quiz [Jul. 30th, 2005|09:38 am]
[mood |bouncy]

Pirate Monkey&apos;s Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.
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Let's Boogie!! [Jul. 15th, 2005|10:22 pm]
[mood |enthralledenthralled]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory rocked my world.

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are geniuses.

If you have a problem with the movie read the book before you complain.


I honestly wondered whether this movie would be too much before I saw it and I'm glad that my fears were unfounded.  Though the story wasn't the exact book, I didn't expect it to be.  I liked the adaptations and updates that they made and Johnny Depp earned my undying respect all over again.  That man just keeps reinventing what he's capable of as an actor.  As I grew up hating the original movie and loving the book, I prayed that this time things would be right.  Tim Burton, to me, was exactly the person to make this movie and he did a beautiful job.  I don't care what any critics say about this movie, it's not a remake of the Gene Wilder film and it's not taking anything away from that movie.  The films are so radically different in their approaches that it shouldn't matter.  This movie kicked serious ass and deserves to be known on its own merit, not as a remake.  Even though the two films are based on the same book it's obvious that they are not made in the same way. 

Ok, sorry for rambling...see this movie!!

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Mini Update [Jul. 10th, 2005|07:27 pm]
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

Well, I'm in the new apartment and it's looking pretty good if I do say so. It's funny to realize just how much I missed having little things like windows and more than one room. Not everything is completely finished but the little tiny things that are left should be done next weekend when my mother comes back with a few more of my decorative knick knacks. People are welcome to come over and see the new place, just let me know you're coming ahead of time. I'm not that paranoid but it's nice to make sure I'm here and awake before you show up. If you need directions, etc just post here and I can let you know.
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Moving update [Jun. 23rd, 2005|01:13 pm]
[mood |busybusy]
[music |My Chemical Romance]

Ok so the one good thing I've found about moving is that it is an unavoidable opportunity to look at things you have and take stock of how much of it you really need. It is also a good time to find things you'd forgotten you lost and get rid of things you barely ever needed in the first place.
In lieu of all of that I am going to use this entry to create a list of things that I come across in packing that I no longer want. If you want any of the objects in question you can comment or just let me know some other way. Any object that is not claimed by June 30th will be trashed. I will be updating this list as I go through more things so you can feel free to check back.

The List so far:
-large black feather angel wings (these are slightly damaged from storage under bed, etc but that could work for some costuming)

-various pairs of pants that no longer fit (I currently refuse to be in denial about my chances of losing weight)

-laundry hamper (I just bought this less than a month ago but I won't have room for it now)

Anyway, that's it so far and I'm sure there'll be more later. I'm not selling this stuff, it's free to anyone that would like it. I just want to get rid of it so that I can have more space. Thanks for any interest and I'll be adding more later.

Edit: Kat claimed all of what I have posted so far. I'll most likely be posting more later.
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Pain [Jun. 21st, 2005|11:00 am]
[mood |crappymy eye is throbbing]

Ok so it's that time again...time for me to feel stabbing pain at inappropriate times, that is. I called in at work last night because it felt like I was developing corneal ulcers in my left eye again (as in, my eye hurt so bad from just the strength of my overhead light that it was watering constantly). I called the eye doctor this morning since the pain had gotten worse as I slept and he fit me in at 9:15. I managed to drive to the doctor's by holding the irritated eye shut so that the other could see well enough to stay on the road. I got there and told him what I thought it felt like (I last had corneal ulcers 4 years ago but they aren't something you forget). He took one look at my eyes and said that I was exactly right. I now have drops for antibiotics and pain control that I have to use 4 times a day and I can't wear my contacts for at least a week. Overall it's not so bad, though I still have a lot of problems with bright light. Since I rarely wear my glasses, I have no prescription sunglasses to wear outside, so every time I walk out into the sun it feels like a needle stabbing into my eye but at least it doesn't roll back in my head anymore. So yeah, if you see me in the next few days and my eye looks really red you'll know why. I know I'm going to have to tell a couple hundred more customers that I don't have pink eye tonight. Joy. THe best part of all of it is that I am, of course, right in the middle of moving out of my apartment so I have to try and do about a hundred things while feeling like this. Oh well, it'll get done and the numbing drops do help. Back to packing...
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(no subject) [May. 12th, 2005|12:17 pm]
[mood |boredbored]

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.

In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.

Ok, that was just really kind of strange.
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