Friday, June 19, 2009

Greetings and Salutations!

(orginally posted on my LiveJournal... but I figured I might as well update this too while I'm at it)

Hello everyone! This is my very first LiveJournal entry, and thus, not many people are likely to even be reading this right now. But I am here to, naturally, blog about anything and everything that goes on in my life. If I manage to net a bit of a readership along the way, that would be awesome, but... it is not at all necessary. I'm doing this more for myself than anything else.

This is sort of a place for me to spill my guts out. I'm keeping my identity and the identity of the people I speak of entirely private, as not to disclose my position. ;) But you know, I'm going to share this with you guys anyways, so there will be no brutal backtalking in my journal. Besides, that isn't in my style. Everything stated in this blog is true, except for the fact that the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

I'm not likely to bag on family or friends too often within this journal, and for the most part, I'm going to be talking about all of the nerdy and geeky things that really get me excited. I'm just going to have fun with this! Hope you guys enjoy!

And here's a picture of Nagato with a guitar for good measure.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Disneyland Trip: A Short Summary

(I did not edit this blog entry before posting, so there's bound to be mistakes)

School is starting soon. Studies will take over my time. My manga will gather a bit of dust while I pick my bigger more imposing "World Religions" textbook. My figurines will be lonely. So what must one do at a time like this? Go to Disneyland!

Classes start tommorrow, so this was the perfect time to visit the Magic Kingdom. Plus, I was going with a very good friend of mine. We had a ton of fun! So much fun stuff happened today that it's very difficult to pick out highlights. It's probably best summed up in my video blog, which if you're interested is linked at the very bottom of this page. Describing a day like this in text is very difficult to do... but by god, I'll try!

First off, there was alot of injokes. ALOT! As if adding "-kun" to the end of every name wasn't strange enough, our discussions of 'crack pairings" probably weirded out more then one person waiting in line.

(for those of you not in the know, a 'crack pairing' is when you take two different characters, often times from different shows or movies, and make them a couple. For example: "Harry Potter and Arwen". Makes for great family discussions!)

Furthermore, what made this day even more awesome then it already is.. I got a Jack Skellington figurine! Actually, it isn't really Jack Skellington in the traditonal sense. It's Jack in his "Pumpkin King" form from the beginning of the movie. He looks like a scarecrow with a pumpkin for a head. It's very cool! *bows* Thanks Beck!

So if you're interested in hearing more about the trip, check out the video. Pure Kaleb blog goodness!

A Visit to 4chan

(WARNING: I did not edit this entry after typing, so there's bound to be errors)

I've learned alot in my days of being an anime geek, one of them being that not all anime geeks are alike. You have one anime geek who is actually a normal guy going about their day to day lives who just so happen to find Japanese animation fascinating, then you have the guys who are completey obsessed (and kinda scary, and finally you have the guys like me who are kind of inbetween the two. Don't get me wrong, I think I'm perfectly normal... but I do own more figurines then your average seventeen year old.

So in order to prove to myself that I'm a "real anime fan", I decided to visit a "real anime fans" forum. That's right.. I visited 4chan! *dumdumdum*

Despite the somewhat 'adult' nature of the site, I found my stay to be quite entertaining. The site is structured in a way that pretty much anyone can say anything to anyone. There are rules, but I'm begginning to wonder how strict the actual moderation is on the site. There's some sections where the moderation is completely nonexistent infact (it's usually marked with a red "18+" sign.. you never know what you can find on there). Describing the way the site works would be pointless, because I don't entirely understand it myself, and thus explaining it would just make me look a idiot. Or in 4chan speak "my blog=failed". LOL, I r so clever.

It is an anime forum for the most part, but there's plenty of sections on the site. Although.. the anime forum did kind of creep me out. Some of these guys are very strange, to say the very least. But that's all part of the fun of the site. It's a place where geeks and nerds can: "insult, bash, hate, flame, spam, and lol". What more can one desire! Maybe a girlfriend (although, these guys seem perfectly content with their cartoon girls).

It was a fun experience, and I actually found myself participating in some of the forum debates. I was bashed and flamed on a frequent basis, but I laughed everytime it happened. Plus, it was a huge confidence booster! For you see, I may be a geek, but not on the same level the guys on that forum are. I still have a strand of sanity left. Then again... totally insane anime geeks are alot more fun then regular people.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Windows of Your Body

(Warning: I did not proofread this. Mistakes ahead!)

I was thinking today.. and this is kind of a mind-boggling kind of thing. I was thinking about the brain. Lets take into consideration that everyone in the world basically has this super computer in their skull. It can process tons of process, it can store alot more information then iPod can, and it's able to absorb the enviornment around you. It's the conductor of your body. Yet it doesn't always seem to work.

Lets delve into this a little further. Truly, it's human motivation that makes the brain work at its greatest potential. If you're in school (for example) and you're just sitting down at your desk twidling your thumbs, the brain is like a computer on stand-by. It isn't taking anything in. Yet when you're motivated, and you want to lear and you want to be there (or you just wanna "do your best"), that's when it starts actually functioning.

So to you, my trusted readers, I have this to say. When in you're in a tough fix, and you don't know how you're going to get out of it. Take a deep breath, close your eyes for a moment, and let that "Windows of Your Body" boot up. Motivate it, commit to it, and let the proccessor go. Just make sure it's running on "XP" and not "Vista". LOL, geek joke!

This time, the video has some different stuff to say. I made it before I wrote the blog entry. So everything on the video is just me rambling. lol

Saturday, January 05, 2008

I'm Seventeen... But I Don't Feel Any Different


Today, something very strange happened. I turned seventeen. I hear the number and I'm thinking to myself... man, I'm getting old. Not old in the sense of "man I'm old" more in the sense of "jeez, I'm seventeen and I don't feel anymore responsbile then when I was fifteen". So more important then me turning seventeen, what do I need to do now. What can I do to improve myself.

#1: I need to get along with writing my stories! I have about three cool ideas buzzing around in my head, I just can't seem to get them commited to paper. There is one infact, that I'm working out a script for (yes, a script, because one of my dreams is to make movies), and it seems to be coming along pretty well. I mean, it isn't an actual script yet, it isn't in the "proper format", but I've got all of the dialouge and stuff down alright. For two scenes anyways. They're beautiful scenes though. I've noticed that female characters are far more intresting to write for then male characters. Weird personal preference of mine.

#2: I need to become a bit more responsible as an individual. I'm nice. I'm most certainly not a jerk or anything, but man.. I could be a heck of alot more responsible. I need to take charge of my life instead of letting other people make my path for me. For the last year or so it's basiclaly been "I'll do whatever I need to do and nothing more then that". And really, that's not the kind of indivdual I want to be rememberd as when I die. I want to be remembered as somebody who jumped in and did "everything that he could do". Not just someone who got away with doing "just enough". Not that's bad or anything, but there is room for improvement, just like there is for everything.
And... really that's about it. I like the way I am right now, and besides becoming more responsible and bit more motivated, I'm pretty happy. So instead of talking about what are basically "New Year's Resoultions", let me summarize how my birthday went.

We went to the mall, we went shopping, we went out to eat. I now have all twelve volumes of Death Note as well as a couple more voulmes of Excel Saga, one volume of School Rumble, and one volume of Berzerk. Nothing too exciting, but I managed to get a load of cool manga out of it. Oh! And we went out to eat, that was really nice. If you haven't tried it already, BJ's pizza is amazing. I'm a massive pizza lover, and I've gotta admit, their pizza is probably the best I've ever had. No joke, I seriously think it is the best pizza.

So before I go mumbling on for too long, let me just say that, well, I feel that being seventeen is going to be a very special thing. Not because I'm one year older, but because if I develop as much "emotinally" as I had last year, I can't wait to see the man who emerges on my eigteenth birthday. So that'll just about rap this entry up. Bye y'all! (lol, bye y'all? That's... so not cool)

The video version of this blog entry. This is something I'm going to be doing quite often now, so look forward to it!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Video Blog By Me!

xD Okay, it's really my voice rambling while anime pics float in the background, but whatever. I'm going to talk about other stuff other then anime in the near future, but at the moment... it's anime. LOL

Sunday, September 23, 2007

It Amazes Me Sometimes

Look around you anywhere you go, and you'll see a wide range of different people with different talents. No one is perfect, but some people are born with certain advantages. Which leads me to the whole point of this entry, how different we all are, but yet we're still living within the same world.

It simply amazes me to think that one child can be born perfectly normal, while another child can be born that very same minute and be mentally disabled. The child who was born normal has so many oppurtinites ahead of him right from the word go, yet the child who is mentally disabled immediately has a limited range. Not because he chose to be that way, but because he was born that way. It's really sad when you think about it.

Look beyond that though, and you run across something else entirely. Look at the parents that are taking care of that child. They still love him (or at least the good ones do), and they still want him to live his life as fully as he can. So they're still given a shot to live, just things might be a little tougher for them. The child is still surrounded by parents who love him, he can still appreciate many of the things that makes life what it is. So ultimately when it comes down to it... he's just different. Just like how I'm different from a lawyer, and how you're probably different from your best friend. He's no less human then any of the rest of us.

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Or how about people who become disabled through war? Talk about rough. *shudders* Not only do you have to deal with all of the emotinal scars of the battlefield, but you also have to struggle with physical ones as well. Gah! I just can't force myself to throw in a cute anime pic. This entry is too serious.

So how did this topic come up anyways, you might ask? xD I am getting a little preachy here, so I want to explain how this thought process came up. There's this kid at my college campus, maybe a year or two older then I am. I used to run into him everyday, and at first I found it kinda hard to look at him. You could tell, from the very second you saw him, something wasn't wired right. From the way he walked, to the way he talked, to his problem solving skills.... it just wasn't right. So whenever he popped up, I would just basically ignore him as best as I could. That was until one day, I actually had a conversation with him. He's a sweet guy!

It really made me think about things, and now whenever I see him (it is still a bit awkward, I will admit), I'm filled with a sort of admiration. He isn't likely to get married, he isn't likely to have a real relationship with anyone outside of his own family (if anyone does actually reach out to them, god bless their soul, they have more heart then I'll ever have), yet he's still on the college campus taking classes. He's still living. He has thoughts and emotions just like the rest of us (however simple they may be).

I just find it fascinating how different we all are. We're all wired differently, we all have different tastes and interests, and some of us are born with a better advantage then others. Yet we're all just truckin along together. It really opens your mind to alot of things, like how the way the world works now is probably far more accepting and loving then in any other point in time. We've improved quite a bit. Enough so that a handicapped child could grow up and get some sort of education, just like anyone else.

:) Hope I didn't get too preachy for you guys. *bows and leaves cookies* Next time I update, I should talk about anime or something. This blog needs more geeky entries!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

School Has Started, and My Motivation Has Tanked

Hey, y'all! I haven't updated my blog (or my LiveJournal) for so long that I finally decided to throw you guys a bone... you know, even though none of you read it. That'll change someday though. My one dream is to have about twenty or thirty comments on each of my blog entries. That would be the day.

So anyways, my college classes have started once again, but unfortuantely, I don't feel motivated to study what-so-ever! I try to get myself motivated and excited about studying, but to be honest, I just can't get myself to do it. Homework has been light, but there'll be a test coming up this coming Friday, which I SHOULD be studying for. But to be honest, I would rather watch my anime and dream about the future. This is the point where I remember that I won't have a future unless I get an education. That usually scares me straight xD

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Another thing I've noticed that kinda bugs me when I'm walking around campus... what is with girls and wearing an ungodly amount of makeup? They look pretty enough just being themselves. The twelve tons of cosmetics just makes them seem, I don't know.... fake? Is fake the right word? I'm not sure what it is, but I like women to just be themselves. When the make-up is that obvious, it is a major turn-off for me. Maaaaajjjjjooooooorrr.

:) Look forward to more entries this weekend! Peace out.