Well, it's been a while since I've been here, but don't think that I forgot about you lol. I've just been a little busy lately and haven't done much writing in some time. I'm going on a week-long vacation beginning tomorrow, which will hopefully give me time to write.
Haha, so I was right ^-^ You were the only one I recognized besides Xanthine. I wonder why that is. The first thing I noticed yesterday was actually the fact that my nick had changed. They really got me there, I actually thought someone had hacked my profile or something weird, but then I noticed that everyone was called Todoroki... So, I figured it was an April Fools thing. Kind of annoying, yeah, but still very much fun. I'm just happy the skin wasn't more horrible than it was.
I hope you do. I kind of miss you and your insanity. Also, the Lounge has been slipping dangerously close to sanity lately, mostly because some people actually come there for advice. I figure that's a good thing every once in a while, but I miss the lols and the crazy. :<
See you! :D I couldn't really resist it either, so don't worry xD
Yeah, that was me lol. What really grabbed my eye today was the fact that the site skin was changed to generic, which is starting to bug me now. I should have figured that April Fools meant some kind of absurd joke played on all of us. Although, I'm not entirely sure if the whole Todoroki hacking thing is a hoax, or completely legit. I'm going to be paying attention to this for a bit...
Anyway, it's good to pop in every week or so, I suppose. I was kind of lurking for a while, just watching things happen, and then sort of stopped coming here unless my browser decided to direct me here. Oh well, maybe I'll actually become active again.
Well, that's about all the time I have at the moment. I'll see you around, Todoroki (couldn't resist >.<)
I also haven't posted much lately. I've also started to get the feeling I'm no longer like at home in the lounge with so many new people around and the place being so quiet. That, then again, only lessens my daily post count.
So, the corpse has gotten that far already... yay!
Aaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!! It's been forever since I've messaged you. Been busy with work and school, though, otherwise I would message you more often. Anyway, I should probably sleep right now, so I'll disappear for a few weeks and message you again later ^.^
See? These VM's just keep getting longer and longer again... It's either a natural law or a conspiracy!
You know, it was that opera feel that drew everyone to them... Excluding my brother but including my grandma. My brother never liked Nightwish, but my grandma always tried to give him tickets to their concert as a gift. Luckily she always asked before she bought anything, because my brother would have hated to go with her.
Maybe I should get a trial account... Also, I think my brothers are trying to get our parents to pay for Live for them. In any case, I think I should practice a lot more before getting any trial accounts, because, as I said, I'm currently hopelessly bad player. And you sound a lot like a Live commercial xD
A Dwarf warrior, huh. I don't know if it's because I'm so damn short or what, but I always make my game characters as tall as I can. I also often choose characters that are able to do magic. I like magic. It's just too bad that magic-wielding characters often have ridiculously low physical strength. In puzzle quest, my profession choice has destroyed me multiple times...
Speaking of libraries, I checked the availability of the next book, Xenocide, in my local library. Amusingly, the library closest to me did indeed have the book, but it's checked out on the moment. It's been that way since 1998. Some jerk has clearly "forgot" to return it xD I doubt the book will ever return to that library... Then again, a couple of years back, while browsing through our bookshelf, I found a book my mom had borrowed from school when she was in junior high. Well, because she was in the same school as I was, I returned the book. I might as well have kept the book instead, but the look on my Finnish teacher's face when I returned it was priceless! xD
Luckily, those parts with the battle school commanders weren't very long. They weren't as interesting, but yeah, I figure they were necessary, in a way. I didn't like the commanders either xD All grown-ups in that book were practically heartless and selfish, but I guess it was necessary for them to be that way in order to win the war. Too bad, though, that there really was no war to begin with.
Ah, the beauty of college life. My boyfriend is also in college right now (or university? What's the difference between those two?) and he spends very little time in school. Just imagine how much fun it is to wake up around 7AM and leave to school knowing that he can still sleep for hours. Sometimes I find it highly annoying. And I still have one and a half years left I should have been born a year or two earlier, so this'd all be over by now, lol.
I'm currently playing the bass clarinet along with my regular one. I have to admit, woodwinds are the best of all instruments there are. They might not be the best for every purpose (although, I'm kind of intrigued to try playing hard rock with only drums and woodwinds), but they produce clean sounds easier than any string instrument, sound better than brasses and more interesting than a piano... of course, my opinion might be a bit biased xD I can also play the piano and drums and very little guitar and violin. I'd probably get the hang of playng the sax pretty fast, since clarinet and sax are very similar. I don't know, though, as I've never tried.
OMG ur so eevil dont u know mcdnalds kills babies in africa cuz there so evil?!!1 i mean comeon ur like destrying the world if u work there!!1!
It might be evil, but their food tastes good to me. I'm not rich enough to really have very much choices when it comes to eating, and we don't have that many fast food chains in Finland. Besides, I like the hamburgers (and ice cream) of McDonalds!
"By the way"s still crack me up, too. I think I'll never get rid of this. One day, I'll have to keep a public speech and of course I'll say "by the way" by mistake and then burst to laughter and people will think I'm insane.
Yeah, it was that opera feel that really drew me to them. That and there keyboard player is just nuts. I first heard Nymphomanic Phantasia(?) and immediately liked them. I'm a sucker for insane instrumentals xD
Actually, if you don't have one, then you can get a trial account for free. All you have to do is create a new profile, go to sign up for xbox live, choose silver membership, and it will ask if you want to try out a month of gold for free. Then, for one month, you have access to any Live enabled features for any game. Once you just glance at what Live offers, you'll understand why it's about $8 a month.
I was really only addicted to it for the first week or so. I still get urges to play the crap out of it, but since I am a little limited on time and have been spending a lot of my available time playing Halo 3 on Live, I haven't progressed much further lately. Oh, and I have a Dwarf warrior. That's my main character at the moment, and I think it shall stay as such for quite some time. I'm working on making it a tank.
I'll check my local library maybe sometime today. I have class this morning anyway, so on my way back I'll just hit it up. I was quite enthralled by Game, mostly because Card did an excellent job of holding an aura of suspense. The only thing I didn't really like was the occasional look into the battle school commander's conference with the other guy. Forgot the character's names already lol. I suppose those were necessary, though.
I'm in college right now, and have only enrolled in twelve credit hours. I did the same last semester, but split them up so that my Mondays and Wednesdays were two hours long and my Tuesdays and Thursdays were four hours long. This semester, I chose to clump all of my classes together so I am on campus for six hours twice a week. Saves me gas, since the campus is about a half hour drive away, and I feel much more inclined to actually show up to class now that they're all the same day.
Ah yes, the beautiful woodwind instruments. I actually played a saxaphone in high school, but I picked up the clarinet for a bit since my sister played it. I never got that good at clarinet, but at least I can play multiple instruments now. Lets see, to some extent, I can play the saxaphone, guitar, bass, some percussion instruments, and the clarinet. The saxaphone is the only instrument I've spent multiple years playing, so naturally I am a lot better at that.
Oh, and I work at McDonalds. Teh evil! (That "by the way" cracked me up yet again though.)
That opera kind of feel was their trademark, the thing that separated them from the masses of bands out there... Now they've lost it, as well as half of their radio time and so on. Moreover, the new girl ain't even Finnish...
On the moment, we don't have Live... And I wouldn't have wanted to play with you anyway, because the winner would have been totally predetermined, lol. I can't even play on hard yet! It would be a hopeless battle for me and a boring win for you xD We could take each other on with Trough Fire and Flames and I'd be out of the came in less than three seconds. It's a funny song that way.
WoW is a scary game in many ways xD I've noticed it seems to be highly addictive. Well, I figure it would, since you have to pay for it. If it costs, then it better be good, too. I've never dared to try because I get easily addicted to stuff like that but I don't want to spend the rest of my life playing WoW. That would radically limit my chances of becoming a writer, you know. By the way, what kind of character do you have?
In my opinion, Speaker is better than Game. The only thing Game has but Speaker doesn't is the time you spend inside little Ender's messed-up head. I really loved that and missed it while reading Speaker, but it was still a lot better. I can't even explain why... In any case, drag yourself out of the house and get your hands on that book, damn it!
I kind of keep forgetting how I live in a very different time zone than many of the rest of you people here... Wait. You go to school only twice a week? Or do you mean you have school in the morning only twice a week? Because I have school in the morning five times a week and I spend eight to nine hours of my day in that building every damn day. On top of that, I have to start reading to a very, very important test in biology, one that practically determines if I get into university or not, and I have to practice playing the clarinet very hard because I'm leaving to Swizerland in a little less than three weeks. One might question that why the heck do I still spend so much time here... I'd go insane if I didn't let myself have any time off!
Oh, by the way, where do you work?
I just like the opera kind of feel Nightwish used to have. They try to do it now with the new girl, but it's just not the same.
Do you happen to have Xbox Live? If so, then we can play Guitar Hero online lol. Just add black plagu if you have live. (Don't ask about the typo lol. Too many LOL's have happened already because of it.)
Does he play on expert? If so, tell him I say good luck conquering that song. I first beat it last February and I still haven't five starred it. Hell, it took me ten months to get around to tapping the intro. I am now working on tapping Jordan Solo B.
To be honest, I was engrossed in World of Warcraft for quite some time. I still play from time to time, but not nearly as much as I did in the few weeks I was absent from PC.
Ah yes, Game. I still haven't had time nor motivation to find Speaker yet. I mean, on one hand, I really want to read it, but on the other, I don't feel like getting out of the house to get it.
It might be a while before I am consistently on MSN. I have school in the morning twice a week and sleep/work every other morning. I have little time to do much, really. I do have Thursday free, however, so I might pop in for a bit. Depends on how late I sleep in xD
About Tarja Turunen... When she was kicked out of the band, it stirred up a huge media circus here. Personally I thought it was right for her, because she did become somewhat of a diva and no-one likes that. Also, I never liked her voice. However, when the new singer appeared, she turned out to be quite... bleh. Tarja Turunen had a lot more edge. I still don't like her voice very much, though.
It's GH3, and it's for X-Box 360. I personally objected when our family was buying that console, because it really only has two or three games I'd like to play. I lost that fight and we got the console. Although, later I found out that the new Final Fantasy will come out also on 360, so it's not that bad after all ^-^' I'm still loyal to our Wii and mostly play with it. Why? It has all the games I want to play! Lately, though, I've been playing mostly with my DS.
When we got the damn game, my brother began practicing Trough Fire and Flames right away. He played some of the careers trough first and then started to practice. He's pretty good in the game because he's played guitar for god knows how many years now and is a genius at that. That song isn't going too well yet, though.
It really has been a while, hasn't it? I was almost worried about you! You didn't show up around PFF&P either, so I figured you're busy. I was worried something might have happened to you, or maybe Katy. My life has been pretty eaten up by the vacation ending. A lot of school work, a lot of stuff with my orcestra... It's like they're trying to take away my relaxed feeling I have from that sweet two-week vacation xD Also, I haven't been updating much. I posted the new chapter of Mama's Boy a while ago, but that was because I had written it beforehand. I also read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. You read Game, didn't you? Astinus can sure stir up some interest in something ^-^
Anyway, that's pretty much what's up with me. Whenever you have time, try to pop up by MSN, all right? Talking with you is always so inspirational xD
Edit: Lol, see how these VM's are expanding again? Soon, we'll be writing those mile-long ones again. Thrilling, ain't it? xD