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This is an archive of journals from late high school. A bit like a diary, this was a personal fork off of my senior project at the time to build a fully functioning blog site that people could sign up for, manage, and etc. I managed to recover all the posts, but I apparently forgot to back up the comments and attached music tables before repurposing my personal server, so those are mostly gone. This is a little embarrassing but not as awful as my old Geocities/tcn.heathenkitties.net early high school journals.

So it's late, you're alone, and you feel odd...

2008-07-01 00:34:18 Category: Intarwebs

(There used to be a music track attached to this post, but the information for it has since been lost.)

it's time to watch these movies.You've got nothing better to do anyway, just watch them. Preferably on your own while everyone else is asleep or gone out, for the effect.
I don't know, I find them haunting and fascinating.




Want more creepy and/or weird videos? Search youtube for Tom Rubnitz, acid trip, or Kinder surprise. There are also the "youtube poops". There are tons of those out there. No, I'm not sure why they call them poops, but they don't usually contain feces.

Good rest of the night.

PS. That song I attached is one of my favorites by BoC. :)
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My first woot

2008-06-05 09:18:54 Category: Intarwebs
Justice - "Newjack"
So on May 26, I went to someone's Myspace and saw "shirt.woot.com" and suddenly I remembered how awesome that site was. Then I spent like an hour just browsing around and catching up. I saw a shirt that was up for "reckoning" (the designs only stay for sale if they're popular) and was immediately enamored. Faders and Meters. $15.

After staring for some minutes, I turned to my daddy and asked if I could use his credit card to buy a shirt for $15 if I paid him back, and he said yes. c:

I've been tracking the course of the package every couple days to see when it might get here--it traveled from Texas to California, skipped Oregon, and is now circling within Washington. Gah! The suspense!

It's good that I found shirt.woot, because I've been needing more T-shirts. I've been peeking at ISO50's designs every month or so to keep up my list of shirts I want, but they cost so much... a similar shirt by him called "Sound System" cost $7 more than $15, i.e. $22. Maybe it's better design, maybe it's more authentic looking. Yeah. But I'm a sucker for low prices, and that's what woot gives you. Their daily T-shirts only cost $10. If I had gotten to shirt.woot a few days earlier I would have snagged that shirt for $10. Plus, I'm generally turned off by words on my shirts. I always feel like I'm advertising.

Not that I don't advertise things on my blog. :/
I wish I got free tees for this.

Shirt.woot blogged today about Justice's awesome music video for "D.A.N.C.E." which you should see as well to get into that "Look at my shirt, I'm so hip" mood.
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Youtube comments

2008-05-31 22:37:02 Category: Intarwebs
A monkey feeding itself with prosthetic limbs using signals only from its brain.
I found it on reddit. (I've been browsing reddit all day. I love it!) I clicked, watched it, aww'd, then scrolled down to the comments.
Here are the first three comments I saw.
  • One day we all going to be robots,how sad?
  • its funny how you aren't able to see the "top" of the monkeys head.....hmmm, cuz its brain is exposed????!!! Nasty!!!
  • That monkey seems to be GAAAAY! He's licking a robot DONG!

Youtube comments never cease to amaze me. It's as if the lowest of the low and the "special" class are having an endless debate.
--robdag2 on reddit.com
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Ew. it's Gaia.

2008-05-26 15:42:18 Category: Intarwebs
Awwww, I'd forgotten about this. I made this for my sig back when I was really active in Polls Galore, the second biggest guild on Gaia, which was full of awesome for me at the time. Norly, it was a really cool place to hang out and talk about whatever, and everyone there was so nice and fun. (And then I gradually hardened and that place wasn't suitable for me anymore :/ Geh.)
Ew. It's thechickennuggit.
Get it? Get it?! I dressed the weird chicken nugget like my little avatar. Hehe, I got a lot of compliments on my sig. I just found the cute base picture by image googling. I have no idea who that boy is, but he was all over my internets back then.

Oh, the nostalgia. It almost makes me want to log into Gaia again.
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2008-05-24 11:54:39 Category: Intarwebs
Tycho - "Adrift"
Tycho posted samples of his new EP on his blog, and the comments that followed were generally like omgscottisagenius. And yeah, I could listen to his stuff all day long. But criticism is interesting to hear too, so when I started reading this comment, I was genuinely interested to hear what he had to say... but uh... well, just look at it.
i hate to be a party pooper and i’ll try and word this as respectfully as i can…hopefully without coming off as a pretentious and windy douche(and of course this is only my little opinion in a big sea of supporters)..but……i’m perplexed at how derivative tycho stuff is. i know, i’m missing the point…maybe it’s “just music”, a background that doesn’t really mean much and isn’t meant to be held to a standard or not taken seriously as an expression of your original self. i’ll admit i haven’t listened to every single tycho piece, but i’ve heard quite a bit. enough that it’s awfully familiar. i appreciate that influences are huge and inspiring to everyone’s art and that it’s natural to nick things from these influences, but the point, at least in my view, is progession & growth; to take those nuggets of inspiration and transcend towards something that’s comfortably(or uncomfortably depending on your goals)your own…something that’s tangibly original and unique and you. i just hear way too much of eoin/sandison to be convinced you’ve worked the influence of them fully through. and maybe you don’t want too, which is fine. i noticed the recent post of them and i’d be flabbergasted to learn you don’t count them as a primary influence in your music (or visual art for that matter).
btw…the cover is very nice(and i mean that devoid of any sarcasm or anything remotely smarmy…really…it’s wicked).

No, really. What did he just say? Nothing?


So I'm going to pick this apart now, pick out the parts where he might be saying something.
  • i’m perplexed at how derivative tycho stuff is
  • maybe it’s “just music”, a background that doesn’t really mean much and isn’t meant to be held to a standard or not taken seriously as an expression of your original self
  • influences are huge and inspiring to everyone’s art and that it’s natural to nick things
  • i just hear way too much of eoin/sandison to be convinced you’ve worked the influence of them fully through
Okay okay, he's saying that Tycho sounds too much like Boards of Canada, and that it would be nice to hear Tycho developing a more unique sound of his own. Alright, got it.

What he's saying does not annoy me at all. I can totally see how people would think Tycho is copying Boards of Canada, though personally I think Scott does add a lot of himself in his music along with the BoC influence. What annoys me is his communication. There's so much I could red-pen.

If you're going to say something, say it, and stop being so damn nonoffensive and purposefully unclear. It's offensive in itself.
Of course he's not a troll, but if he was, then I've been massively, incredibly trolled. c:

On a lighter note, this is Scott's (ISO50/Tycho) blog. <3 Great art everywhere you look.
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Serial Experiments Lain

2008-05-12 21:02:34 Category: Intarwebs
I watched what, two episodes of it? I was hooked from the second it started. Intoxicatingly eerie, mute, and mysterious. I love that.

It was almost six months ago that I watched the first episode;

That evening was my first experience
a fresh, spontaneous something
and a warm hand

I want to watch the rest. I want to know what happens to her. There's nothing stopping me from torrenting it or borrowing my friend's DVD set of it

I'm not going to
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Already I am setting goals for the summer

2008-05-12 18:27:18 Category: Intarwebs
Blonde Redhead - "23"
I wish I could work on them now, but unfortunately I should be studying for the finals and writing the ten or so papers I need to write before graduating in less than 3 weeks.

So I'm just planning for now.

My goals:
  • Become a Power User on waffles.fm
    • download at least 5 GB and upload at least 25 GB
  • Become an Elite on what.cd (am already a Power User)
    • upload at least 50 torrents and 100 gigs

Why these goals, you ask?
Well, I think it's mostly to see if I can do it. It's kind of like getting ahead in a game. I want to work at something and get the satisfaction of reaching a high level. Add inches to my e-penis, so to speak.

I used to do that on Gaia. I would work hard to get the gold, acquire an expensive item, and create a cute outfit with it on my avatar. You can tell you get respect just for looking fashionable/rich on Gaia. Maybe I miss that, lame as it is. But I hate what Gaia has become, and I'm not going back.

There is more of a point to getting forward on What.cd and Waffles. I'm providing music to the masses and making the torrent sites that much better. Of course I'll come across new music doing that, too, and I love discovering new music.

I've been making a list of albums/formats that are missing from each site that I could upload myself. To actually rip, create torrents, and submit them requires some time and focus though...
and I should be focusing on my finals.

edit: God I am obsessed with that song today. It's like being drenched in sunshine at a dried up riverbank in a huge yellow field with a cool breeze coming from the sky giving you shivertingles. Like you could die, and everything would be still be right with the world. Her voice passes through you like a filter. Gravity adjusts so you never hit the ground. Download
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2008-05-06 10:51:18 Category: Intarwebs

(There used to be a music track attached to this post, but the information for it has since been lost.)

1. I shop people's pictures behind their backs.
Like yesterday I saw a new picture of this usually self conscious girl on her myspace, and she looked absolutely classy and gorgeous in a way I hadn't noticed before! except for this one area that bugged me. So I fired up GIMP, saved and opened the photo, and cloned away. It was just one little area, an easy 3 minutes, and simulated how she would look if she plucked that very front part of her eyebrow. I did a comparison by alt+tabbing between the windows. I was satisfied.

I also felt like a crook. I didn't comment though.

2. I seriously considered linking a devout Christian friend sarcastically to an offensive blog.
One of my old friends posted a bulletin titled "An Obama Nation is an abomination!" and the body "Nuf said. :-P". I immediately ctrl+t'd and clicked into my RSS and searched for it and found something relevant enough... this blog from the Church of Jesus Fucking Christ. Maybe I've been a little obsessed with that blog, but man, it makes me grin.
On second thought, reading through it, I figured that actually sending this to her would be... of very ill judgement. She wouldn't even get it. She'd just go WTF at me. In a Christian way.

So, I didn't.
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2008-01-24 23:06:44 Category: Intarwebs

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