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Tris the Reaper
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 20 2007, 11:20 PM) *
What kind of duties is your mother responsible for? Perhaps you could do some of them.


Cleaning house and getting groceries when need be are her two main ones. And I do actually clean up the house when she's too "distraught" to, because I can't stand looking at it. Groceries, however, cannot be helped, since I do not have a car [or license, for that matter] and I do NOT wanna walk to the town's Kroger from here. [I have before. Not fun.]

The only friend that has a car has a job and works all the time, and I myself need a job, but neither my mom nor my dad will take me job hunting. =/ The other friends all just have permits.

So...yeah.
Tian Ai
Hmm.. going to grandparent's, I actually don't like it that much because it's just really awkward.. not saying I don't want to go or anything! Hehe it's just uncomfortable..
Toby-Chan
You know what's horrible?

There's a club on yaoi gallery dedicated entirely to the "Lad" from the Starburst Berries-and-Cream commercial.


You know what's worse?

I love it.
Carnal Malefactor
QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ Jul 21 2007, 01:54 AM) *
You know what's horrible?

There's a club on yaoi gallery dedicated entirely to the "Lad" from the Starburst Berries-and-Cream commercial.


You know what's worse?

I love it.

You know, I'm starting to reconsider your sister's whole 'Margo must disassociate herself from Roman' spiel after reading this.
tongue.gif
The New Fullmetal Alchemist
Current Thoughts:

I just read the prologue of Harry book number 7, and, in response to the passage, have the following to say:

JK ROWLING IS A CLOSET FAN-FICTION WRITER!!! ohmy.gif
Toby-Chan
What, did Harry and Draco finally get over all that steamy sexual tension and kiss already?


So, it's 2:30 AM, I left my pillow in the car, and the obvious thing do do in this situation is to just stay up and do pointless crap instead of getting to sleep.

Ohmygod, u gaiz, im liek tired!


@ Ro- Oh yeah? Well your- you... I can't do comebacks, I'm braindead.
The New Fullmetal Alchemist
Lol, I dunno, but the ending is suspiciously familiar to most Royai works by 12-year-olds that I've read... Only a lot, *lot* more well-written. smile.gif
Molecular Alchemist
Gah, i have to wait til monday to get the new hp book, unless i commandeer a car and go to borders. i would buy online...but that means shipping...and im cheap. And if it doesnt come by monday 4pm, i wont be able to read it on the plane =\

Just got back from a carnival....bf won me a stuffed fishie...though he was aiming for the winnie the pooh. IT's ok, its totally cute anyway.

CT:
-dealing with car issues tomorrow
-why do i see shadows movin on the wall...im in the basement...there shouldnt be shadows on the wall
-this is creepy...and sorta confirms the voices i heard down here the other nite...im going to bed... ph34r.gif
The New Fullmetal Alchemist
stop it molec, you're freaking me out!!! gah! *hears noise*


... stupid dog... bumping into stuff... oh, well, at least he's fluffy! laugh.gif
Fushi
EW, there was a bug in my hair. O_O
Naivete
I love being almost half-blind; I get to accidentally read "desserts" as "desu" whenever I go shopping. laugh.gif
Fushi
QUOTE(baKa-neKoh @ Jul 21 2007, 02:25 AM) *
I love being almost half-blind; I get to accidentally read "desserts" as "desu" whenever I go shopping. laugh.gif

*SNORT*

I'll be quoting that, kthnxbai, desu. =D



Speaking of desserts....mango peach dessert tofu = <3

Yummmy...I just love how light a flavour this stuff has~
Freya-chan
mango peach TOFU? whaaa?

CT~ supposed to get the Harry Potter book by mail and it hasn't come!!! panicking!!!! augh i need that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i finished chapter 4 of my fanfic
You clicky here, yes?
ehxhfdl14
QUOTE(Tris the Reaper @ Jul 20 2007, 11:12 PM) *
Gawd.

Another night, another session of my dad trying to bicker the sense into my mother to get her to stop lying around because things aren't going her way.

I mean, I can understand her being upset over not having a job, but that doesn't mean she should neglect her duties as mother and wife. =/ I've had to fend for myself all day today. I'm lucky my dad is willing to go out at eleven o'clock at night and buy me food to last me through the weekend...


I'm sorry to hear that your mom is going through some kind of crisis;; that would be rough.
But I have to fend for myself every day...I have to either

A: Eat the same thing every day because I'm too lazy to cook something more elaborate.
B: Cook something that tastes really good but takes an hour(at least)to make and even longer to clean up.
C: Starve because- Ca: there's nothing to cook or eat in the house. Cb: I'm too lazy to cook.
D: Live on cereal, chips and the like. Although this isn't an option anymore since my trainer gave me an outline of what I have to eat(20-30% protein, 50-60% carbohydrates, and 20-30% fat...the fat especially has to come from certain sources, such as fish or flax seed). Bleh.

I have to clean and vacuum every Sunday morning, fold the laundry and wash the dishes on regular bases. I have to wake up at 7 during weekdays, and 8 on weekends- and this is during summer break. Did I mention all the studying I have to do? Although, my mother checks that every day even though she's really tired, and tries her best. It's all for my own good, really.

Postscript: Mango peach dessert tofu?? What??
The New Fullmetal Alchemist
Ah, yes, fending for yourself... I don't have to do it too often, but, on a related note...

whenever I cook myself something b/c I don't like what's for dinner (like last night), I hardly ever get to eat it b/c everyone else wants to try it! ><

CT:
-my dog is funny!
-I'm hungry...
-the pantry is filled with nothing but canned foods and cereal...
-I ate the last of the "real" food this morning because I don't like bran cereal...
-I should probably just bite the bullet and go to the grocery store for my mom...
-but that requires taking a shower and getting dressed... sigh... may as well...
-Awww!!! My doggy's so cute!... And fluffy!

Oh, hey, haha! I taught my dad how to use Photobucket last night! smile.gif
Razzy
There was a spider in my room last night, so I slept downstairs and kept my dog company. But my dog kept me up last night. She kept walking around and she wouldn't go to sleep! >.<

My thoughts:
- I'm tired. Even though I just drank coffee.
Ailuro
A warning to you all: IF ANYONE SPOILS THE BOOK, I WILL SUSPEND THEIR ACCOUNT. D<

Thank you for your cooperation.
Carnal Malefactor
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 21 2007, 12:36 PM) *
A warning to you all: IF ANYONE SPOILS THE BOOK, I WILL SUSPEND THEIR ACCOUNT. D<

Thank you for your cooperation.


ゆきえいり
^ ohmy.gif

I have the book. I'm halfway through it. But I'm afraid to say anything...Ailuro would kill me.
Ailuro Do you have the book?
Kenji
QUOTE(Missy Quistis the Great)
SPAM = Anything a member posts that is unrelated to the thread it is in (off-topic), or something that consists of only one word or one smilie, or just nothing significant in general.


CT

Burned tons of money for the new game in my arcade... I can't believe I've purchase the card though... I inserted about 40 tokens just for the card... The most token I've inserted into a machine in my history...

A friend of mine, which is a jerk, has just being dumped/ousted by my other friends that finally get to know that he's a jerk. Well, I'm happy.... That jerk doesn't deserve any friends IMO... He uses them[friends], rather than appreciating them...
Ailuro
QUOTE(ゆきえい @ Jul 21 2007, 08:42 AM) *
^ ohmy.gif

I have the book. I'm halfway through it. But I'm afraid to say anything...Ailuro would kill me.
Ailuro Do you have the book?

No, I don't have it yet, which is why I threw down that big, fat warning. mellow.gif
And yes, I would most definitely kill you.
Carnal Malefactor
I can think of about a hundred better things for you to read. [sigh]
ゆきえいり
^ Does LOTR count? Or Sgt. Frog?

Ailuro Oh, I see. You need to go get it.
[strike through]Before you kill someone.[/strike through]
Ailuro
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 08:50 AM) *
I can think of about a hundred better things for you to read. [sigh]

Shut up, Roman. I like reading Harry Potter. Just because you feel too high and mighty to even pick it up doesn't mean you can ruin the fun for others.
Fushi
Geez, people freaked out by the idea of mango peach tofu? You must not understand the variety tofu comes in.

It's dessert tofu. It's basically not as firm as normal tofu (I can't exactly describe this part except it's kinda like....rice pudding meets jello >>) and has been flavored with something sweet tasting. I.e. I have mango peach flavored, coconut flavored, and what I believe is berry flavored (it says it's 'original' type or whatever and there's berries on the front). I've also had almond tofu before at a dim sum(sp?). Btw, dim sums frickin' rule, do one sometime. X3

Tofu absorbs flavor like a frickin' sponge. You can buy lots of different flavors of tofu or buy regular kind and put it in various dishes where it will absorb its own flavor. (like, putting it in miso soup absorbs some of the slatiness. X3) Tofu is also really, really good for you. <3


I love dessert tofu because the flavor is very light and not too rich, and I like the texture of it. <3
ゆきえいり
Oooh....Buuuu~rn....
Kenji
QUOTE(Fushigi Rockna @ Jul 22 2007, 01:02 AM) *
Geez, people freaked out by the idea of mango peach tofu? You must not understand the variety tofu comes in.


I'm not... In fact, we Malaysian even put chillies in tofu and serves it as dessert... laugh.gif
This is the time where wiki is useful!! XD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douhua
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu (see flavoured tofu)

EDIT:

Its midnite and there's tons of people online! ohmy.gif
I guess the statement "Teenagers now are owls" is true indeed... laugh.gif
Carnal Malefactor
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 21 2007, 01:00 PM) *
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 08:50 AM) *
I can think of about a hundred better things for you to read. [sigh]

Shut up, Roman. I like reading Harry Potter. Just because you feel too high and mighty to even pick it up doesn't mean you can ruin the fun for others.

What makes you think I was talking to you specifically? You actually read other stuff that's more worthwhile. The rest of HP's fandom, I'm not so sure about... dry.gif
Fushi
QUOTE(Kenji @ Jul 21 2007, 11:08 AM) *
QUOTE(Fushigi Rockna @ Jul 22 2007, 01:02 AM) *
Geez, people freaked out by the idea of mango peach tofu? You must not understand the variety tofu comes in.


I'm not... In fact, we Malaysian even put chillies in tofu and serves it as dessert... laugh.gif
This is the time where wiki is useful!! XD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douhua
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu (see flavoured tofu)

And I love you for that Kenji. XD (and other things too of course <3)


That actually sounds really good! ohmy.gif *wants some*


Wouldn't happen to have any good recipes for firm tofu, would you? happy.gif Heck, does anyone have any good recipes? I'd like to learn some to use on that block I bought. >3>
Ailuro
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 09:10 AM) *
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 21 2007, 01:00 PM) *
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 08:50 AM) *
I can think of about a hundred better things for you to read. [sigh]

Shut up, Roman. I like reading Harry Potter. Just because you feel too high and mighty to even pick it up doesn't mean you can ruin the fun for others.

What makes you think I was talking to you specifically? You actually read other stuff that's more worthwhile. The rest of HP's fandom, I'm not so sure about... dry.gif

Because you said "you", perhaps?

Who cares about the other HP fandom? At least they're reading something instead lying around all day playing video games or chatting on messengers. And most of the HP fans I know also read tons of other books.
The bottom line is I don't think you should judge them. Stop putting people down if they don't comply with your idea of "good taste". It's very unbecoming.
Kenji
"One man's meat is another man's poison"

Nope, I'm not helping anyone... Just expressing out what i wanted to say...

@Fushi Firm tofu? For me all tofu are soft, since I can squash them using only my little finger... laugh.gif

Sorry, I cant help you at there... sad.gif
---

O_O Lewis Hamilton crashed during qualifying... and he now suffered leg injury that seem serious...

HOORAY... Go to hospital, you rookie... XD
Zarpia
CT:

Went to see Transformers last night with my BF, cousin and brother....my BF fall as sleep like for 30 min during the movie >_> can't blame him...it wasn't as good but still, I liked the movie.

And now my sister and now are..well..sisters again, she decided that it was her fault [coz it really was her fault] and now every thing's fine...or so I'd like to think...
Fushi
QUOTE(Kenji @ Jul 21 2007, 11:24 AM) *
@Fushi Firm tofu? For me all tofu are soft, since I can squash them using only my little finger... laugh.gif

Sorry, I cant help you at there... sad.gif

Well, you know what I meant, as firm as tofu can get. XD (still soft tho~)

Ah, that's okoay. I'll rely on google. Google helped me find my tamagoyaki recipe. >:3



Speaking of cooking, what happened to Curtis? ;w; Why is this modeling show on instead of his? DX Damnit to pick between my guilty pleasure of model shows or my love of watching that cute Australian man cook. T_T I'd rather have the Aussie, because I've had enough modeling for the season till ANTM starts again. XP

(don't mind me....)
Carnal Malefactor
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 21 2007, 01:20 PM) *
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 09:10 AM) *
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 21 2007, 01:00 PM) *
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 08:50 AM) *
I can think of about a hundred better things for you to read. [sigh]

Shut up, Roman. I like reading Harry Potter. Just because you feel too high and mighty to even pick it up doesn't mean you can ruin the fun for others.

What makes you think I was talking to you specifically? You actually read other stuff that's more worthwhile. The rest of HP's fandom, I'm not so sure about... dry.gif

Because you said "you", perhaps?

Who cares about the other HP fandom? At least they're reading something instead lying around all day playing video games or chatting on messengers. And most of the HP fans I know also read tons of other books.
The bottom line is I don't think you should judge them. Stop putting people down if they don't comply with your idea of "good taste". It's very unbecoming.

"You" can be plural, too, you know. Just because you always say "y'all" doesn't mean everyone does all the time. wink.gif

I don't know. All this talk about how HP has turned kids onto reading again seems like a lot of hot air to me. It might be different from your experience [because you hang out with a bunch of nerds tongue.gif ], but I've yet to see any real evidence that kids who read HP go on to read other literature - and by that, I mean kids who really didn't read until HP came along. My father enjoys HP and I give him a hard time for it, but he's a really well-read, cerebral guy to begin with, and HP is more like leisure-time book for him. Nothing serious. Based on the sales figures I've seen for youth-oriented books since the HP craze began, I've drawn the conclusion that, more often than not, once a kid finishes reading the latest HP book he/she goes right back to the XBox.
Ailuro
At least they read at all.
Fushi
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 11:41 AM) *
Based on the sales figures I've seen for youth-oriented books since the HP craze began, I've drawn the conclusion that, more often than not, once a kid finishes reading the latest HP book he/she goes right back to the XBox.

Or they write bad fanfcition. ph34r.gif
Carnal Malefactor
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 21 2007, 01:49 PM) *
At least they read at all.
Isn't that a bit of a cop-out? It's like saying, "At least they're listening to music" when referring to someone who listens to nothing but Linkin Park, or some other commercial pap. Harry Potter might be entertaining for some, but it's hardly enlightening. It doesn't have anything serious to say about the world, it doesn't stimulate the imagination the way even an H.P. Lovecraft story does, and it doesn't teach kids to think critically. Basically, it's just kinda... there. It doesn't hurt, but it doesn't really help, either.
QUOTE(Fushigi Rockna @ Jul 21 2007, 01:52 PM) *
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 11:41 AM) *
Based on the sales figures I've seen for youth-oriented books since the HP craze began, I've drawn the conclusion that, more often than not, once a kid finishes reading the latest HP book he/she goes right back to the XBox.
Or they write bad fanfcition. ph34r.gif
Or that... XD
Ailuro
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 10:09 AM) *
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jul 21 2007, 01:49 PM) *
At least they read at all.
Isn't that a bit of a cop-out? It's like saying, "At least they're listening to music" when referring to someone who listens to nothing but Linkin Park, or some other commercial pap. Harry Potter might be entertaining for some, but it's hardly enlightening. It doesn't have anything serious to say about the world, it doesn't stimulate the imagination the way even an H.P. Lovecraft story does, and it doesn't teach kids to think critically. Basically, it's just kinda... there. It doesn't hurt, but it doesn't really help, either.

And you can say this because you've read it first-hand, hm?
Carnal Malefactor
No, this is what my dad tells me.
Ailuro
You can't rely on other people's opinions when you're arguing something as abstract as whether a book stimulates imagination or not. The fact that you even say it doesn't stimulate imagination as well as something else is absurd. You don't know how every individual person's mind works. I get inspiration from things other people would consider insignificant, and I'm sure other people are stimulated by things that I would consider insignificant. Do you understand what I'm trying to say here?
Carnal Malefactor
[shrug] I trust what my dad says because he's a lot more well-read than I am.

But I liken it to a typical shonen anime like Naruto, where every character goes to unrealistic lengths to explain his situation through an inner monologue that's always active and every action and thought is linear and rational. The audience doesn't have to do much thinking to see right through the plot and characters.
I'm not saying it's as annoying and shallow as Naruto - not by a longshot - but the appeal seems to be similar.
Blitz
CTs

- OMFG, Code Geass got licensed by BANDAI.... And it's going to air on TV.... I hope they put it on Adult Swim, at least. This series is too fscking awesome to butcher.
- Haha, my brother and his friends went to Krogers and picked up a copy of HP 07. They asked the lady for the boxes the books came in and then they went back to Barnes and Noble pretending like there was copies in them. XD A mall cop followed them around even though there was nothing in the boxes.
Tris the Reaper
HARHAR, I READ SPOILERS FOR THE SEVENTH BOOK. I JUST WANTED TO SEE WHO DIED SINCE ROWLING SAID TWO MAIN CHARACTERS WOULD DIE. [Tagg'd just in case]

I won't say anything tho', with Aily ready to ban people for it. ._. I don't even LIKE Harry Potter, but I know enough about it, since people talk about it, oh I dunno, EVERY DAY? >>;;

I dunno it it's legit, as I Wiki'd them, and that can be...eh, a questionable resource. Oh well. :B It'll be fun to scare my friends with. XDD;
The New Fullmetal Alchemist
Someone's a bit hot-headed...

Hmm... quite the little literary argument we have going, here, don't we? *is a tad bit scared, but thinks it's mostly ridiculous* So, rather than say what I really want to, I'll just go ahead and make my third-person argument instead in hopes of having my intent be carried across. smile.gif

Well, I'll admit that Carnal's initial statement seemed directed at Ailuro, although I read it as more light-hearted than judgemental...

*However,* I do have to agree that while the HP books have gotten more *cough*American*cough* kids to read than any other series, it is still important to keep in mind that Rowling, while being highly imaginative and well-versed, has not created the same sort of work as, say, Brian Jacques or CS Lewis (who had the same imagination, but not as much of a "kid-friendly" reading style). There's a lot going on in the book that really is extraordinary, and, hopefully, has more kids using their imaginations than the usual video game or mega-hit movie... BUT, unfortunately, reading a single series *usually* does not mean that this same generation of children will try and find similar thrills in other series or authors. The age we live in and the things we have (computers, game stations, etc) have replaced what books used to do, making reading and writing continually something that only a select number of individuals delve into (surely that should be obvious by the many poorly-worded boards and blogs around the web).

Ok, here's the skinny:

JK Rowling has made children read. Which is fantastic, it really is!. But I don't think it's something that will last. HOWEVER, I believe that, more importantly, she's making more kids use their imaginations rather than expecting fantastic visualizations to be delivered to them by games and movies and the like; while this might not be as good as more kids reading more books, it's certainly a start...
ゆきえいり
Going surfing for a few days, so I won't be on till Monday. Yippee.

Random Thoughts:
My family is loud.
Who ate my granola bars?
My new bathing suit looks good.
Keroro!!!!!!!
Toby-Chan
And I don't really care, since I haven't read Harry Potter since I was 13. : D

After the first book I found I didn't care much and my Harry Potter intake has mostly consisted of watching the movies while my little sister froths and yells at the TV- "NO! The placemats in this scene were supposed to be GREEN! And the book said that window was ARCHED! They're totally ruining it! Ugh!"
Carnal Malefactor
BIG NEWS!

I've finally figured out whom I could cosplay as, and not look like a putz. XD
Slashrose1010
I'd have to agree with Roman on this one. I don't really find the books well written, though I do have to admit JK is rather imaginative and full of whimsy, which is fine for young kids, but I think like Bacon said, they probably won't continue to grow as readers afterwards. The majority anyway.

I've only read the first 4 books first hand, I lost interest afterwards, but damn, woman, learn other ways to say "ajar" and crap. She uses the same words and her style is very dry. I think too much of the book is filler as well. There is just so much useless detail that has no effect on anything whatsoever.
That One Dude
CT's:
- Went and saw 'I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry', hilarious. laugh.gif ima go buy my rainbow t-shirt now
- Bought the 7th HP book, but to be honest I'm not all that excited to read it... unsure.gif KILL HARRY VOLDIE! *shot*
- Tryed Wendy's new float... I feel so guilty.
- omfg, I'm almost sure that Slade's gonna rape Robin one of these days... ph34r.gif
EDIT:
- KabutoxOrochimaru, homigosh! *nosebleed*
edsgirl
QUOTE(Carnal Malefactor @ Jul 21 2007, 07:49 PM) *
BIG NEWS!

I've finally figured out whom I could cosplay as, and not look like a putz. XD

huh.gif I never pegged you for a cozzie. But I'm still interested in who you would want to cosplay as.

What's up with the new name Puff Daddy? tongue.gif Geez, every time I come back I gotta come up with a new nickname, or is Romy still all good? biggrin.gif

Thoughts:
-Hola! I think I'll stick around for more than a day this time. I got a new job so I can finally start shirking again.
-I'll miss making fun of the Harry Potter fans at Wally's. Standing in line for a bracelet that just keeps your place in line. Good times.

@Nat: laugh.gif I'm glad I'm not the only one who harbored those thoughts.

and was that the old Kabuto or the freaky has issues Kabuto ? I have mad love for freaky Kabuto.
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