Oh no. XD I'd argue that it's not really that universal, but I know why. It is somewhat of an advantage, but I don't think I would have managed if I took it this year. I'm already behind with work as it is!! Haha, yes it should. XD
Errgh, I just adblocked a 2MB one someone has for a sig. >.> I have a 8MB full Haruhi dance one somewhere. XD I'm already halfway there and it's been a week! :o Really? I've never gotten into the Warcraft or WoW style of game. Why would it be "COHOF"? XD Yeah! You should watch L☆ if you get the chance! It's pretty funny and great all round. Kagaminn~ <3
Yeah! There was a really cute cosplay I saw the other day, she was just AWESOME. :3 Okay, cool!
There isn't one here I don't think. Unless you're like under 12 or something... I've never been given protective gear. That takes away the fun! XD
I don't know what he did before he became a teacher but... he is like a soldier/machine. XD It's more fun when you shoot everyone. ^^
Mmm.. yeah they do. Some very happily indeed. :< Our school's small enough to make the houses fun, plus being a house leader makes something good to write on the CV. ^^ Maybe it is, I hope. :3
Well that's better than 29! ^^ I can list at least 5 different types; but there's so many more, especially those smaller jobs. It is definitely freaky, an obsession gone way too far. It's not even an interactive relationship!! XDD I don't have anything like that... ;_; I want some figurines. This is the Haruhi one. Life size intimidation by the SOS brigade god. xD Yeah, Miku looks so life like in a couple of the really detailed ones too.
Or maybe it was just me. Haha. I can't stand it when it's too much above 30. XD No.. sunburn isn't good. I think I've only been burnt once. Yeah but then we also get false calls as a result! Though I think the number used to say "The New Zealand emergency number is 1, 1, 1. Please hang up and redial." instead of redirecting. xD
They need a robot, not scarecrow. XD Like one with extended broom arms that swing around all day. ;D You're welcome. ^^ Ohh~ AFL. I still think that's a strange game. *shot* xD
Haha~ though I don't think there are many differences asides from those.
Personally I find it harder. It all seems much more advanced than here... I mean, e.g in Year 11 Maths they are still doing percentage decimal conversions... I learnt that when I was 11... which is why I skipped Year 11. I don't know. Do you believe I could?
Same with me. XD I'm pretty much ignorant to stuff like that, so I'm.. unsure. Mm, well it sorta is. XD Ohh, I see what you mean. English is a really important subject since it's the universal language; so it actually is to your advantage if you do it. :D Eh, although it sucks and should go die in a hole. XD I think in Australia, we've got a few exchange students too, so we have to do english. D:
Whoa, 1MB for a gif! XD, yeah, gifs are just awesomee so it's normal to ignore the size~ <3 Hahaha, same here, I reckon I'm almost at the peak. Ooh, okay, it's really stereotyped as an asian game. XD Yeah, I was thinking it was. This guy gets pissed off whenever I say "COH" instead of "COHOF". Hahha, although it's pretty amusing. ;D Ah, Kagami~ I haven't actually watched Lucky Star yet, except my sister really loves her and she cosplayed her. I should watch Lucky Star already, except I'm into Kenshin atm. ;D
Yeah, it's amazing how people look SO much like how I would imagine an anime character. ;D I'll be putting it up on my Facebook/Myspace so you could take a look then. :3 But the cosplay event isn't until June so I'll have photos then.
Mmm.. I thought there was a restriction or something for paintballing. You gotta have like protection gear if you're under 17/18 or something.. or maybe that's just my assumption. XD Wow, a teacher good at paintballing?! Haha, I'd love to see that. Eh, he's not meant to be hitting people on his team. XD
Yes Kagu, I'm working hard as peer support leader. :] Oh yeah, that happens quite a lot and the popular people happily accept. Eh, well, nowadays most popular people can't be bothered being house rep. XD Naww, well once people get the power they totally abuse it. :| You have power Kagu.. it's just.. undiscovered. 8D
He actually was wrong. XD I ended up getting 32/50 instead of that 29. :D Yeah, I'm sure it wasn't either, although it would make me laugh if that was the reason. ;D Yeah, I'm not too aware of the list, but I know there is quite a large one. Haha, 2D love. Why can't people see the truth in it, it really is stupid and freaky. XD, I had a Pokemon bedsheet, although that doesn't count. :P Which Haruhi figure was it? XD I saw the Miku figurine that you blogged about a while ago. Looks awesome. ;D
Eh?! Hot in the airport! Wow, that's pretty extreme; they must've had really hot weather at that time. XD Mm, I hope it's not as well. Although I should get the doctor to look at it. Hehe, people get it a lot here since people hang out at the beach a lot. Ohhh, XD It's good to link 911 to your emergency number since some kids watch so much Hollywood movies that they call 911 instead. ;D (Yes, I'm glad you're agreeing with me!)
XD, aww, you made a scarecrow? That's awesome. :] Agreed~ I'm sure the birds can't get tricked over and over with that scarecrow. ;D Ah, thanks for teaching me Sensei Kagu. ;D Oh yeah, I SORTA watch AFL over in Australia. Sport gets big raves when it comes to their country/state teams playing. XD
It's interesting to know how NZ is different from Australia.. I feel slightly smarter. XD
I'm not sure, but if you see it as a more difficult it probably is. :x I was just thinking that it's the same in NZ since they follow the similar curriculum but I was wrong. ;D Can you really draw a picture to clear it up?! :D
I seem to get more confused easily these days. XD Antonyms and synonyms are antonyms. :D "Advantageous" isn't that big of a word, is it? :3 I think most are happy without it, it's more the other parts of the qualifications that are annoying. Like how it doesn't really compare internationally and from my own point of view, it's really useless and behind almost every other large country. D:
I've only made one so far, but the file ended up becoming huge!! Like 1mb huge. But it was still a wicked gif. <3 Yup, but I'll probably use it all up soon~ I asked my friend and he said it's part of Warcraft 3. :o Wait, isn't "Company of Heroes" a WWII shooting game? O.o Aah, true true. XD Thanks~ I'll definitely need it and do loads of work. x_x
Oh, no I meant watching 12 episodes in a day. XD Though I could probably download 12+ if I really wanted to. Mmm, same! Except I'd probably end up being like Kagami (minus the tsundere part. xD)
Yeah, I've seen some really nice cosplay photos before. Wow, cool!! I just searched her up on Google. Oooh, show me when you get it all done. :3
Umm.. no, you should be allowed. We took some Year 9s with us last week and they're only 12-13. Oh, don't believe that. XD One of my teachers joined us two years back and he was AWESOME at it. He got everyone, even people on his own team. O.O
Oh. My bad then. :| Sorry Mayo! I hate how the votes are always popularity contests, it doesn't really make the prefects all capable of proper leadership. D: Yeah, people are starting to abuse their powers. Or in my case, I'm abusing the powers I don't have. XD
That would suck, a lot... I'd be extremely pissed off too. I'm sure it wasn't because you were the only girl. That would be very... inappropriate of them. xD I haven't heard of many types of engineering, but I know there's a good long list out there. Technically that already happens now with the whole 2D love thingy. And I agree.. it's is very freaky. Posters and figmas etc stuff are okay, but bed sheets and um, life sized models? A bit extreme. Though that Haruhi figure outside Akihabara was awesome. ^^
That just happens to be when I stopped over in January. And I was in the airport, under A/C as well! I can't imagine living in Aussie through the summer. X.X I hope it's not sunburn? D: It isn't used very often at all, it just popped into my head. XD It's 111 here. But if you call 911 it redirects there too. xD (Why MAYBE? I...I.. actually.. yeah, maybe. :o)
I have once! And it was kinda poorly made. I think they work to some degree. A colloquialism is like culturally specific informal/conversational terms. Oh, yeah I don't really watch much sport either - except the rugby, and a big deal is made out about all that.
I see. That would certainly make it a lot easier to be ahead. Which would probably make sense for me to stay in NZ to do engineering rather than in Aus. Oh. Yeah, it's a similar case here except it's more to do with which courses to get into rather than which uni. Very uni will accept as long as you have the university entrance credits from English and Maths.
Is Maths difficult there? I remember seeing some papers a long time ago and they looked harder than what we get here. D: If I drew a picture, would it clear up the doubt? xD
Same here. XD Antonyms and synonyms are so.. similar sounding that I'm pretty much confused as you are. Yeah you do! XD Ummm.. I suppose when you used "advantageous" it made me think 'big word'! Definitely aye, I can't enjoy English if I have a crappy teacher. Oh, I thought many people would be happy without their english. Well, people in Australia would definitely love not having english. ;D
Oh yeah, good point, except, I never make gifs since mine are sorta bad quality screenshots; along with making it into .gif format, it makes it all dotted. Ah, you still have quite a lot of space then~ Uh, I'm not sure what DOTA is actually, but I reckon it's something about Warcraft. XD I remember a friend of mine thinks the game "Company of Heroes" is 'educational' but I'm just like "WTF" to that. XD But, I can't help but be curious, so I end up asking anyway. XD OOH, good luck, hope you get that end of year award then. n_n
WHOA, 12 HQ episodes?! My net wouldn't survive that, since I just use my bandwidth so quickly. XD Hahaha, I'd love to have a friend like Konata, she's so awesome~
America & Japan will always have the coolest cosplayers though. x3 I'm cosplaying Hinamori Momo from BLEACH. <33 She's the only character in Bleach that I can possibly pull off well, so I went with her. My mum is making my shinigami costume. ;D
PAINTBALLING! 8D I don't think I'm allowed to go paintballing at my age; there's a restriction or something. XD, I'm sure the teachers wouldn't join in a paintballing session, they're gonna have bruises. ;3 Oh yeah, I think that's the same with our ones, but ours don't sound any good. I am helping out Kagu! As a peer support leader, I'm definitely helping. ;D Maybe next year everyone will vote me in house rep. YAY. [/sarcasm] XD Ooh, head boy and head girl don't get to do that! I guess they'd probably abuse the power if they were people who were too serious or too unserious. XD
I hope so, except I'll be pissed off at my teacher if he forgot and gave me the wrong test result and got all my hopes up. Yeah, most guys will be racing trying to get a spot into Engineering. I actually took the last available spot, or they GAVE me the last spot so then they could fit a girl in there. XD Yeah, I've never actually bothered to look up all the vast list of engineering groups so, I'm only aware of chemical engineering that most girls get into. That'd be amazing, although I wonder if stuff like people falling in love with their robots.. like Chobits. XD It probably will happen; just like people who marry anime girls and have pillows of them and hug them to sleep, which is VERY freaky. :o IT'S ALSO OKAY BECAUSE IT'S KAGUUU. 8D
Don't come during summer to Australia.. it's hell! XD I can't stand it and I've been living here all my life. I prefer winter over summer any day. Gah, my skin on my face is all red for some strange reason; I think it's the heat here. D: Hmmm, I've never heard of Kiwiana either. XD But we don't usually talk about other countries in our daily conversations, so I haven't come across that yet. XD Call.. triple zero now? XD (what's your emergency number in NZ?) (Yet again, I must say, MAYBE KAGU. 8D)
Oh yeah, scarecrow! I never seen a scarecrow before, and plus, I wonder if they even work. XD Colloquialism? ... what's that? XD Nope, haven't heard of it, but probably because I don't get into watching stuff like sports and AFL, etc.
Well most people will go into doing engineering in high school and then into engineering in university too. So, they have more background knowledge and such compared to NZ. I don't think university is difficult to get into, it's just difficult to get accepted into a good uni, cos most people will aim for the best university in WA, although it's hard to get into.
It's definitely really confusing, they just had to change the whole damn course. D: Yep, there's a little bit of doubt. XD
Yep! I may have got myself confused somewhere though... xD No I don't!! Um, what's an example of one? Awww... poor May. It's bad enough when you don't like the subject, but if the teacher's bad as well. ;_; I'd say it's only making a small minority happy. The system is still pretty bad. XD
Yup and for making GIFs as well!! Well, I have a 250GB Hard Drive on this laptop and I have around 32GB of anime on here right now. DOTA is the Warcraft map, right? Then no, haha I can't imagine it being anywhere near educational. ^^ That's why you don't ask!! XD I have to compete with one this year for the end of year awards.
I can get through 12 episodes a day if I had a lot of time on my hands... but it's rare I get the chance to do that. x_x I'd define a "normal" otaku to be one like Konata from Lucky Star. XD
Yeah. I wish one did come here, I would definitely go. Oooh!! Who are you cosplaying as??
We did that the other day. (Just paintballing that is). The teachers wouldn't join in though. D: Ours are all based off someone who's done something really special in the school's history. Bad Mayo, you should help out someway though! XD Oh, we have prefects and head boy on top of all that as well. And they can hand out punishments, which is the only difference. Yeah, my job is actually pretty easy for the most part. ^^
I'm sure you did, getting results back is always the worst time for doubting yourself. x_x Ahh, that's way too unbalanced! XD I have to agree, there would be around 3 in my year group and we're a pretty small school too. There's just so many types of engineering that you could be, almost endless in options. Yup!! I saw it on the news the other night. I wonder how long until these robots become a common everyday thing. :3 IT'S OKAY BECAUSE IT'S MAYO~ ^^
I've stopped over in Brisbane before, but I can't really stand the weather. It's way too hot for me. D: I've heard of "Kiwiana" before, but I don't know what that actually means. xD :O The illegal trade of Kiwis has been discovered. (It's us two, of course we would! :D)
Yeah, and I think scarecrow. Um. XD I don't know, I associate that with Hawaii for some reason. o.o Oh yeah, the "G'day mate" greeting. XD But that's just colloquialism. :O Whaaat? You've never heard of it? Like um, All Blacks vs Wallabies, trans-Tasman stuff... Mainly sporting though.
I would have thought it would be more advantageous to do an engineering course at uni? Unless Australia's university are really hard to get into...
It all sounds so confusing. XD Why can't it just be "Year -insertlevel- Maths" and then streamed bands. So there's some doubt there? ^^
Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of another word, right? XD Naw, but you use big words when we're typing right now! Omg, so lucky. I despise english, and especially my teacher. Just want to get a gun and shoot her down! XD At least NZ is making the students happy instead of living through damn english. XD
HQ is awesome for taking screenshots and it just feels so good when it's all nice and brightly coloured. 8D Whoa, you must really use up a lot of your memory! XD I doubt it Kagu, I don't see DOTA as an educational game, haaha~ Omg, same here. Having a friend as one of those people is pretty aggravating as well, since you ask them what they get in the test even though it's obvious they beat you. XD
Agreed, it'd probably still be difficult to watch 200+ episodes. >_<" Yeah, dittoed, since I luckily started watching while there weren't as many episodes as there are now. Otakuu~ :D I'd really love to meet a 'normal' otaku, like.. they are very casual, normal people but are complete otakus when you walk into their room. :D
Aw, that's a shame! Anime conventions really only come to major countries. XD We have two anime conventions in Perth; the Supanova and the Wai-Con. I'm gonna be cosplaying for the Supanova so I'm super excited. XD
Omg, yes, good idea! Andandand we can splat the teachers with paint! :D Sky Blue?! That sounds so pretty. We have these lame names for our colours. >_> Ah, we also have 8 different houses; 3 houses for each colour. I'm totally not gonna waste my whole recess/lunch doing canteen duty, nah uh. XD Ahhh, I see, so that's kinda like prefects for us. We have head boy & head girl too, although I doubt they really get much of anything special; except their photos are posted on the top banner on the school newsletter. XD Aww; that doesn't sound bad. ^_^
Yep, I'm pretty happy, although I'm not even 100% sure if I passed or not, or my teacher is just so stupidly forgetful. >_> It is quite popular I suppose, we have one full class of boys.. plus me. XD I reckon there'd be many more classes for Engineering in an all-boy's school though. Yeah, ditto with my school. Most guys want to be engineers of some sort. I was thinking of being a chemical engineer although it sounds boring. >w< They made a shoujo robot in Japan?! I was looking up a magazine in engineering and I saw the cute Japan robots they have. They look so anime-styled! And there's one with a cute little pink dress. XD YES, I WIN. SORRY KAGU. ;D
If you went to Australia, Perth is really boring, so I suggest you go to Sydney~ Yeh, Kiwi Land! XD Haha, well I 'sorta' made it up amongst my friends but like, I hear other people going on about 'Kiwi Land'.. or maybe it's a store that sells kiwis. XD (MAYBE KAGU!)
I suppose so, most people think cows, chickens or horses if they think of farms. XD Eh, I thought that was the general Aussie stereotype. XD Or maybe the "Good'day mate." although I say that just to poke fun. ;D THERE'S A RIVALRY?! Never heard of a rivalry between us. XD
Oh, yeah I believe our school follows the country's curriculum as well, so we end up having engineering. But doing engineering in high school is a very good opportunity for those who really want to do mechanical engineering when they get out of school. D:
I have absolutely no idea. XD The highest one in year 11 for maths is 3AB Specialised, and the second highest is 3AB and then there's 2AB, 2CD, etc. I kinda think you're right. ;D
Waaait~ But I thought that was antynoms? ;_; Nah, my english is horrible. I only thought of it because we used it in Japanese. :3 Yup!! Only in Year 13 though, it's otherwise compulsory. It just goes to show how worthless a NZ qualification really is. XD
Most of what I get now is in HQ, or at least a decent 200mb+ per episode. I'll probably have to buy an external hard drive soon come to think of it... :| They're freaks!! Unless they're playing "educational" games. XDD What I probably hate more is all-rounders that are hardout in everything. D: It makes it even harder to compete with them.
And then even if you do borrow it off someone, you'd need to spend at least a week or two to get through all of it. D: Lucky, I wouldn't have the will to keep up unless I had started watching with it when it first aired. Yay, crazed fan! XD Even though that can lead to otaku-ness. :o Nope, unfortunately we don't. ;; The closest we get is the Armageddon Expo, which happens in Australia too I think.
Yess!! Or a paintball fight, even if that would hurt more. xD Oooh, me too!! <3 I'm in a sky blue house~ :3 But we have the whole secondary school (yr9-13) split into 8 different houses. Haha, canteen duty doesn't sound fun at all! So fair enough, xD Um well, everyone in Year 13 is regarded as a senior - being the top of the school and all. So basically, everyone who has a leadership role and is in year 13 is a senior leader. :D Games don't sound too bad. I don't really have to do much for Peer Support, except have a little Year 9 buddy to look after this term.
Yay!! <3 That's great, MAYO PASSED~ ^^ *throws a party* /random But I thought Engineering would have been one of the more popular subjects? Most people from my school are considering doing Engineering or Medicine at uni. =\ That IS AWESOME. I want to do that... it reminds me of the shoujo robot they just made in Japan recently. Awww... FINE, YOU WIN. :D
And I don't think I'll be going anywhere near Aussie again anytime soon. "Kiwi Land"? XD That's the first time I've ever heard of that! :3 (Yeah, but we'd get pass that! Maybe~ xD)
Sheep aren't really that associated with a generalised farm though. I'd say I have once or twice, but yeah, it's very rare to. Is that the general Aussie stereotype?? XD I couldn't really think of one to be honest. Yep and yet there's such a fierce rivalry too. :3
I would suggest it, but as we follow the national curriculum, it would never be accepted since we'd get the chance at uni. ABs? What do they stand for? I think they mean the same thing. :O
Haha, no way Kagu, we're doing synonyms not antonyms! :D Ah, good english you have there, I never would've thought of that! XD Whaatt, you can drop english?! That's odd, english is a compulsory subject here in Australia, except no when we get into university. That's so lucky!
Oohhh, HQ! I never download HQ since it's just way too large for my computer to hold the 200 episodes of Bleach, although that's probably why I burn them onto a CD and then delete them. :3 Sorta unlucky, but I can't complain. :3 Yep, pretty lucky, but we'll never get more anyway. D: Omg, same, I find it annoying when people are INCREDIBLY smart and all they do is play video games all day. XD
Yeah, Bleach has just so many episodes (kinda like Naruto) that it's impossible that you want to start unless you borrow it off someone. I'm up to date though, so I don't have much to worry about. XD Yes, another anime download 'freak'.. actually not freak, I just can't think of any other word to use. Maybe.. crazed fan! XD Do you have any anime conventions in NZ? Same, I just can't help but want to know what comes next.
GUNS?! So we can shoot people. 8D I guess that'd be pretty awesome! It'd be awesome for the whole school to have a water gun fight. -random- Yeah, we have forms, like 3 forms per colour. I'm in BLUEE. <3 Ooh, nice! Kagu is getting into the spirit of leadership! :D We do house representatives by votes. I was a candidate and went into the 'second round' but I made everyone else vote for someone else since I didn't want to do it (I don't want to do canteen duty! XD) What do you mean by 'senior leaders'? XD The only 'leader' I am is Peer support where you spend one period with year 8's and play games and stuff. 8D
Yay, thank you! I'm cheering for you, KAGU! Oh, I ended up passing my test. Or at least I think I did, since my teacher is so darn forgetful. D: Oh, well most people are surprised when I walked into Engineering for the first time.. they're like, "OMG MAY IS DOING ENGINEERING?! You're gonna be loner!" ;D Surprised in a good way? XDD Yep, and we can even add cameras on our robots! :D Well FINE, WE'LL LEAVE IT AT THE FACT THAT WE'RE BOTH SUPER PEOPLE! SO MAY = KAGU.
Same, that'd be awesome. ^_^ Yep, but I doubt I'll be going to Kiwi Land any time soon. XD I just love calling NZ Kiwi Land! XD (I'll definitely be way too quiet. Like, there'll be so many awkward silences!)
XD, I was wondering why I didn't think of sheep! Oh, really?! I really dislike stereotypes, since generally you'll never meet anyone who has those stereotypes. XD You never really see many Aussie 'blonde hair, blue eye surfer guys' around. Actually.. never actually seen one! XD Yeah, NZ and Australia are very similar, pretty much the same country~
Aw, that's a shame, since the guys seem to enjoy it quite a bit; as do I. That should totally be given up to your school as an idea. ;D Haha, well we get Physics & Calculus too, but they changed the names of the maths courses so it's like.. 3AB and 2AB, etc. TELL ME THE ANSWER NOW! :o
But Mayo, the two are meant to be antonyms not synonyms. :3 Interesting is the best word there I think. Yes, damned English. Which is why I dropped it~ XD
6 more episodes of HQ anime. XD Ah, that's unlucky. I'm pretty much the only who uses it so I get most of the bandwith. That's lucky!! I wish that were the case for me. I know, it's good in some ways but I wish I could play on the Internet and still do awesome at school. xD
200-something+ episodes would really make me fill up my hard drive too quickly as well, so I don't really think it would that good an idea. D: I know exactly what you mean!! I do the same thing~ I always just keep on downloading and watching them just to find out what happens even though I know I should have stopped ages ago. XD
It does, but there's hardly any action at all! Our school should buy guns or something. XD Oooh, you have houses too? I'm one of the senior leaders in the house, so I ended up volunteering for it. :3
I'm sure you will; I'm cheering for you! :D Yes, I'm definitely suprised! But in a good way~! ;D My plans aren't that perfect, I still have no idea what to do at uni. xD Oooh, robots. That sounds like so much fun, I wish we got to do that. Aww... poor May *pats on head*
KAGU DOESN'T HAVE SUPER POWERS. ;_; SO MAYO > KAGU. Yeah, I'd love to meet up. Well, if you ever come to NZ or I go to Perth then we should meet up. ^^ (Don't worry, I'd probably be the same. xD)
I know! It's so strange, but still so awesome. ^_^
Oh yes, horses. Why don't I think of that? XD Funnily enough, the same is said about Aussies here! It is stereotypical, but it's somewhat to be expected. xD Even though the two countries are actually quite similar. Awww, okay I see. Well, I'll catch you when I see you! :3
Nope, there isn't any sort of Engineering subject offered at high school in NZ. It's an university course here. The closest I get is Physics + Calculus. Maybe we should use a dictionary? :o (I think I know the answer, but I don't wanna say~)
p.p.s. It is, only slightly. But I like it this way. :3