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Although you wouldn't know it from the lack of comments and entries I've been posting. I got really busy with work and well time slipped by me. But I'm back now and ready to entertain all of you!

First up I've been doing some plant stuff:Read more... )
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I used to dread it. School was a horrid place that caused me to wish for death just so I wouldn't have to go.

Now however the beginning of the school year means I can go to various places without having to deal with hoards of children.


I will be posting a real update soon.
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Well it's been awhile but here's issue 2 of Legend of The Shield:Read more... )

Well what do you folks think so far? has it gotten better? Worse? Did I squander my money?
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Yes my friends I have returned to you with more cheep goodness.

Since I've decided to make this a somewhat regular feature I picked up a few supplies:

Now you may have noticed a lot of "Legend of The Shield" books in there. I figured with DC bringing him back I might as well show you all the !mpact version. Yes that's !mpact with a capital !. Weren't the 90's fun?
Read more... )
Overall I thought it was a pretty good book. What do you all think?
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Blatantly stolen from [livejournal.com profile] teaforone

1) If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. It doesn't matter if we never talk or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.

2) Comment here with your answers and/or repost the questionnaire on your own journal.
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01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favorite and least favorite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you re-post this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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...for now anyways.

I am finally done with my web. Behold: )

Sorry the pictures aren't bigger. If you want to see the huge unresized versions just ask and I'll put those up.
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XMAS IN JULY!

Yup, stockings hung by the air conditioner with care. Decorating the BBQ. Hoping you were good enough that you don't get ice cubes. Let's enjoy some holiday videos shall we?:


and since it's only July we can't have the extra gory version of this:


Now let's all get together and sing It's a fanboy Christmas )
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Gotta Knock a Little Harder
-Words by Tim Jensen
-Music and Arranged by Kanno Yoko

Happiness is just a word to me
And it might have meant a thing or two
If I'd known the difference

Emptiness, a lonely parody
And my life, another smokin' gun
A sign of my indifference

Always keepin' safe inside
Where no one ever had a chance
To penetrate a break in


The entire song just has a lot of meaning to me:


Also this song is a good reminder for when I'm down.
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Normally I don't remember them. But when I do I try to write them down if they seem important. Of course I forget to write them here but I'm working on that. I've had three recurring themes.

The first is what I guess is a kind of goblin market where I'm walking down an ally and it turns into a market place usually seeming to give stuff away. I haven't walked in an ally in years. I wonder if I should just to see if the dreams have a reason.

The second theme is being in school again. I almost always know I don't belong there but I go along with it anyway. Considering how bad school was for me I'm surprised these dreams aren't all nightmares.

The third theme is romance. The first dream was great. But I haven't had many like it. I still consider it a recurring theme since it's happened more than once.
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After several months of minimal ropes/strings/chains hanging above my room I've decided to put up a "proper" web. I had originally taken most of it down because I was hopeful that I'd be able to move out soon. However after spending almost half of my savings on my parents so they could file for bankruptcy and being reminded just how unsteady my work is that looks unlikely.

So here is what my room looked like before I started fixing it up:




I don't know how I was able to put up with so little for so long. Getting it back up to snuff will take a little while so you all will have to be patient for those pictures.

In the mean time expect a few writer's block posts.
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Leave a comment saying ":)" and:

I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

taken from [livejournal.com profile] teaforone, and she gave me:

1.If you could switch roles with a character on tv who would it be?
2.Are you a morning person or night owl?
3.Do you ever wish you could have a redo card in life?
4.Do you still play board games?
5.Do you listen to any embarrassing music?

1. I'd like to be Kaoru Hanabishi from Ai Yori Aoshi. He has a crappy childhood and Aoi Sakuraba is way too timid but everything works out in the end. (I'm a sucker for romance.)
2. Night Owl. Mornings are for the end of my day not the beginning.
3. Yes, there are a lot of things I would do over.
4. Occasionally I play with my parents.
5. There are a few songs by Vanessa Carlton that I like and Yoko Kanno: Cosmic Dare (Pretty With A Pistol) isn't something to sing along to in front of others.

If you just want to comment without being asked questions that's ok. Just leave out the smiley.
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Well the Taste of Chicago has come and gone and I've ended up putting on more weight than I wanted. I tried a variety of foods this year including: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza (good), Upside Down Carmel Cupcake (really good), All Natural Chicken Apple Gouda Sausage (not good), BBQ Turkey Ribs (good), Japanese Shrimp Tempura Burger & White Sweet Potato Tempura (ok), Apple Wonton (good), Churros (good), Mini Angus Burgers with Tater Tots (ok), Gyros (ok), Mashed Potatoes Stuffed Cupcake (bad), Breaded Eggplant (good), Cherry Dumplings (good), and Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cone (great). Other odd foods that I've had previously: Banana Chocolate Egg Roles, Irish Egg Roles, and Pork Filled Banana Dumplings.

On the forth of July I took my migraine medication at around midnight. It's supposed to make me drowsy as a side effect but I didn't go to sleep until about 10:00 AM. This was made worse by the fact that I had woken up at around 8:00 AM the previous morning.

I really need to get to a dentist soon. A few days ago another part of one of my teeth broke off. It's hard to make an appointment when I don't know when work will need me.

Also I need to start earning a lot more. I recently paid over $2000 to an attorney so my parents could file bankruptcy. Plus my dad's car needs to be fixed. Plus I'll have to pay for any dental work myself. Plus I need to get health insurance. Plus I want the hell out of here. I want to move out on my own.

Oh well time to get some sleep. Here's some nightmare fuel:
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Today is the day people all across America celebrate the birthday of this nation by blowing up small pieces of it.

Despite our best efforts* to stay together with England we ended up parting ways.

But I'm not going to get into all that history stuff. Instead here is a video showing just how awesome America is:



*We tried to show how much we liked them by turning the entire North Atlantic into tea. But it didn't quite work out. :(
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There are several people I wish I could forget. It's been years since I've seen them but I still get pissed off whenever I think of them. I won't name them because I don't want to even think of them. To much of my life has been wasted on hate. They would be best unremembered.


I don't think I've ever done one of these writer's block things before.
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Well I ended up buying more books both comic and non. From the thrift store I got "A birds eye view of Jewish history", "Sources of Chinese traditions", and "The long dark teatime of the soul". (I also found another wooden monk.) I checked out a different comic store than usual and instead of 50 cent bins they had $1 bins. There were so many boxes that I couldn't go through them all but I noticed that the comics were a lot more recent then the cheaper ones at the other store. Anyway I picked up Amazing Spiderman 537 (it's the one where Captain America gives a great speech), Atomic Robo: Dogs of War (parts 4 and 5). Then I paid full price for Fin Fang 4 Return and Galacta: Daughter of Galactus.

Let's see has there been anything else I've done? I've bought several strips of Taste of Chicago tickets in preparation for that starting this friday. I don't know if I'll be able to try all of the different foods I want but I make an effort. I just hope it rains on the days I go so it's not crowded.

Also I remember promising scans showing all of you the comic book called Protectors that had a hole in it. Well here's the cover: (Warning this is graphic)Read more... )

That hole goes through the entire book, letter page and all. For those of you who don't know the 90s was a real bad time for comics. Almost every company was putting out special gimmick covers for speculators who were hoping to resell them at a latter time for a profit. It didn't work as evidenced by the fact that I bought the above comic for 50 when it was originally marked $2.95. I'm not an expert so I'll refrain form getting into a long rant against that era when everything had to be extreme with a capital X.

To get over that slight downer here is Brent Spiner in the role that made him famous:


Have a nice day!

PS. Is there anything that I can type as my location that google maps can't find?
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Hi everybody! For the past few months I've been browsing my comic book stores' 50 cent bin. Now I've decided to pass on the horror and delight to you fine folks.

First up Protectors #5:

It's a gritty nineties reboot of several golden age characters.
Warning: There will be blood and the scans are on the large side.
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The story was 24 pages so I cut it down to 7 and 2/3 pages. I remember a conversation saying that ads and letter pages don't count as story so I put some of them in.

Suggested Tags: Publisher: Malibu Comics, Title: Protectors, Creator: R.A. Jones, Creator: Thomas Derenik Creator: Deodato, Creator: Clem Robins, Char: Night Mask/Richard Reinhart, Char: Amazing Man, Char:The Ferret, Char: Mighty Man, Group: Protectors
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So stuff has happened. For one my sleep schedule is off. After 8 days of 7 hours or less a day sleep I spent 2 days staying up almost 20 hours. Now I'm trying to get back to being awake nights and sleeping days in case of work.

Things I have been occupying my waking hours with:

Went to the farmers' market and bought apple butter (it's pretty good).

Went to the thrift store and got some board games, two books, and a giant light up jack-o-lantern (only $6.99!). My mom couldn't understand why I bought the jack-o lantern since I don't have much room and Halloween is so far away. But just as every December we are told to keep the spirit of Christmas the whole year through, as a goth I keep the spirit of Halloween year round.

I finally got around to trimming some of the plants that have been growing out of control.

I've begun making tentative plans for a coffin case 2.0. I think I've figured out a way to use a metal frame in place of solid wood that would use chicken wire to keep from putting too much stress on fabric.

Since getting home from work a few days ago I haven't worn any pants. Hooray for kilts!

I think I've done a better job at commenting on your entries. But I seem to have lost another friend to slashthrough syndrome. I hope the two aren't related.

I guess I should end this post with something entertaining:

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But then I got distracted. Oh well.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] teaforone

SIX NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Salad Barbarian (I use this the most)
2. Gentleman Johnathan
3. Mantid (old nickname)
4. Trench coat mafia
5. Defernomore
6. Hey you!

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. Black t-shirt
2. Black shorts
3. Socks...black

THREE THINGS YOU WANT VERY BADLY AT THE MOMENT
1. A girlfriend
2. A place of my own
3. Direction, meaning, a raison detre

THREE PEOPLE WHOM YOU HOPE WILL DO THE MEME
1. My new friends
2. My old friends
3. That guy/gal from russia who friends me every few weeks

THREE THINGS YOU DID LAST NIGHT
1. Stayed awake
2. Tried to memorize the new channel line up on my TV
3. Read and replied to several of my friends posts

THREE PEOPLE YOU LAST TALKED TO ON THE PHONE:
1. A coworker
2. My dad
3. The company office

THREE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO DO TOMORROW:
1. Convert several videos so I can watch them on my MP4 player
2. Check my friends lists and RRS feeds (like I try to do everyday)
3. Make another post here

FOUR OF YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS:
1. Apple soda
2. Pepsi/coke mixed with lemon juice
3. Eggnog
4. Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper


THREE THINGS THAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY:
1. Noticing just how many friends I had here
2. Remembering that God loves me
3. Reading part of a comic where Alfred dresses up as a flower to cheer Robin up.