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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Random Doodle

 I spent a small amount of time on this; but not enough to be a full blown super!special!awesome/crappy drawing.  I like it though; I plan to add more significant detail to it and better coloring. 

Program: Gimp 2.6

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Reading more, cooking- fun.

I'm currently cooking something on the stove, some interesting soup- and during a small break as it's cooking I'm reading "Caves of Steel" as mentioned in my previous post.  The book is certainly worth its status as a classic and I can't help but be totally absorbed into it!  I enjoy the characters thus far; the main character Lije strongly dislikes Spacers and their robotic companions because of their arrogance and disgust towards humans, even though they are descendants of them.  Spacers however, book, have left Earth to explore and colonize fifty hospitable planets in our galaxy and through evolution and genetic advancement, they have increased longevity (400 years), and live a plentiful disease-free lifestyle on their planets.

The murder of a high-ranking Spacer leads to quiet panic amongst Earth's officials due to fact that it is suspected that a Human is the perpetrator. Spacers regard humans as unclean and disease filled, and they strongly wish to sever ties with Earth, and with the murder- this may come into reality. So, the main character meets R. Daneel Olivaw- a robot which has been engineered to look like a Spacer which unsettles Lije- but now, they must work together.  Personally, I like the idea that Lije is discriminatory against robots and Spacers; it opens the door for great character development. I'm curious about how it will effect his future choices and the investigation.

Well, I need to keep reading, but seriously- how could I have not known that science-fiction was so awesome?  I should have guessed it when I used to sit up all night watching my favorite show: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

That's right. Odo is boss.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Books, books, books

Buying books makes me happier than I ever thought it would.

As a female who utterly loathes shopping and dislikes frivolous spending, I was surprised with the amount of enjoyment that I had some buying books. I've forgotten how much I enjoy reading.

With this new realization, I've purchased Isaac Asimov's "Caves of Steel". If you're unfamiliar with the author, you might remember the movie "I, Robot"? The movie was loosely based on his book by the same title (though, I suspect that the movie might've dumbed down everything to gain a broader audience- I haven't read it yet though.) It's about a human man and his temporary Robotic partner as they work to solve a murder of a high ranking official.  However, the Robot harbors a striking likeness to the murder victim.

I've also purchased "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson, which was also turned into a movie (one of my favorites actually- though the book is very different from it). One similarity that it shares is the concept that the main character is the "last man on Earth", and that he's at war with both himself and the vampires that now stalk in the dark. 

Yes, I said vampires.  This was before Stephanie Meyer took a glittery dump on the entire vampire race.

These vampires actually kill people. I shouldn't have grinned when I stated that, but damn, I'm grinnin' like a flippin' feline.

I also bought "A Canticle for Leibowitz". It's a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel Walter M. Miller, Jr- the synopsis for this book is more profound, in my opinion.  Imagine this: man has destroyed themselves with nuclear weapons, leaving their planet and race in shambles. Centuries later, the world is rebuilding itself, this time with little scientific interference because the monks of Albertan Order of Leibowitz have preserved man's information about science until the world is ready for it again. The book is in three sections: Earth rebuilds itself, then it's people regains the information about nuclear weapons, and man will either succumb once again to their violent nature- or find a different path.

And I also purchased "Rendevous with Rama", which depicts the idea of an cylindrical alien spacecaft hurlting towards our sun. Detecting this, Earth sends people to investigate the craft before it reaches its destination. Apparently, it's a classic- and apparently, if you haven't noticed yet, my favorite genre is... science-fiction?  Amusingly, I didn't notice my preference until I double checked my list again.

I'm not a fan of romance and fantasy is great, but there's just something about science that is 10x more badass.  However, Lord of the Rings is an exception.

It's the most amazing thing ever.


All in all, as a reader, I'm a pretty happy camper today.B

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just a test

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3...

//having fun screwing around with Windows Desktop Gadgets//

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pure Magic

It's been a little while since my last post - sorry about that. I've been busy and having issues with getting along with my mother. We're very close to no longer having a relationship; I don't know what I think about that. But, I'll just let that play out.  Anyway - onto something less depressing! Remember the picture that I would draw in my previous post; the one if I had a good day, despite my assumptions, I would post? //me vomiting a rainbow, wearing a 'Twilight Sucks' t-shirt, in a dunce hat?  Well, here you go:

I'm beautiful, aren't I? //bats eyelashes

And yes, that's a small reference to Robot Unicorn Attack! Which is an amazingly addictive and fun/simple game to play. It shouldn't be so awesome, but... it's like mind control. Seriously.  In other news; months ago, mother found four kittens that were malnourished and suffering from a terrible case of fleas. Thus far, I've taken care of them, and once they're a little better, we plan to give them to a shelter.  However, in that time, I found another kitten. ;____;  About a week old and when he was outside, he was getting attacked by ants. His mother apparently left him near an ant colony.  e_e  //feels like serving out some parenting tips

So, for the past week, I've been taking care of him too!  He's completely black and very feisty. Usually, when you pick up cats by the scruff of their neck, they stop moving--- he just goes, "Let me go! What the hell is this s***!? Milk or GTFO." //laughs - He's slowly getting his eye sight and recognizes me the second I pick him up and starts purring. ;__; It's adorable. The other four cats we'll be giving away, however, it's probable that we'll keep this new kitten. <3 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Predictions

I've predicted that it was will a horrid day; my friend (with her amazingly optimistic words) told me otherwise.  So, if I'm right, I get to stew in my crappy and maybe shed a few angst-y (hardcore) tears - if she's right, I'm going to post a (horribly) drawing of myself vomiting out a rainbow, with a 'Twilight Sucks' shirt on, and a robot unicorn riding on the rainbow.  Can you see why we're best friends? /laughs

After wandering around this site using the 'Next Blog >>' link, I've realized something.  There are so many cooking, cleaning, baby, and religion sites.  I don't have children, I clean like a normal person (meaning, I'm not making it a hobby), and I have a mounting dislike for organized religion.  Religion brings out the best and worst in people, and I've met so many people with the latter, that I realized my preferences when it comes to belief.  Somewhat agnostic, somewhat theist - and currently, I've been reading books like "Your God is Too Small" by J.B Phillips.  It's a great read thus far, one that has provoked much thought on my part.  Not sure what it's about? Google it~

Well, it's time to start my possibly (most likely) terrible day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First post on here!

Yes, I'm a newbie, but I like this site quite a bit already.  I love how customizable it is, and I just adore new things.  I've posted a picture link in the footer that heads over to my art/wallpaper gallery on TheOtaku (that's one of my favorite sites)  I hope to enjoy my time here, and hopefully, I won't keep changing my theme so often.  It's just one of those things I tend to do... a lot.

The blog title is a quote from Mark Twain, and I think it's terribly fitting for this blog because I created it out of total procrastination.  I know, I'm pure awesome. /just kidding

See you next post, and take care!