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Is anybody out there...? [Nov. 6th, 2012|10:17 am]
It's been a while since I've written anything on LJ (close to a year, if not more) I wonder if anyone would read this thing if I decided to start updating regularly again. I've decided that I don't really like Facebook as an outlet as much as LJ. It's too...open to everyone.
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Writer's Block: Stories of old [Mar. 30th, 2011|05:05 pm]

Who is your favorite mythical creature/character, and why?


Here me out, this isn't meant to be some wise-ass sarcastic remark that self-assured snotty young athiests spout.

God is the ultimate expression of man's sense of awe at the mysteries of the universe while at the same time the reflection of his innermost thoughts.

Ultimately the religious talk about something so unknowable that they can't help but put a face on it just to try to begin to understand it. It's like the man in the moon, for so long it was something very much beyond reach and different cultures put a different face on it, those of European descent see a man in the shadows of the moon and the Japanese see a rabbit pounding mochi (a rice dessert).

But as time has passed we've begun to know more of what we thought was "God" and we've become less sure of what he/she/it is, if it is anything. Once upon a time God was responsible for everything from insect migration to natural disasters and now as our sense of reasoning and understanding evolves we see most things as very non-personified forces.

But still the study of God is fascinating, the prophets and stories of every religion are so very similar and the faces that we've painted on our sense of awe have proved to be beautful and timeless in spite of reason.

Some want to abandon God entirely, but someone once said "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

And I feel that as we slowly, carefully and lovingly remove the masks we have put on the face of "God" we reveal the true beauty in reality and in doing so take ownership of complexity and wonder of the human psyche.
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First LJ from Wellington, New Zealand [Mar. 27th, 2011|03:53 am]
So here I am...

And I feel a bit like a dog who spent days trying to jump over a fence and is now looking out at the world and thinking "Oh, well now what the fuck do I do?"

Somehow I kind of expected to be cured of my introversion the moment I got here, or at least I think I half way thought it would be so, because I couldn't avoid people like I normally do. But I'm still mostly avoiding people.

It all started when we got off the bus in Rotorua and there was a whirlwind of college kids much younger than I that are seemingly just in New Zealand because the legal drinking age is 18. I couldn't remember any of their names. Most of them were headed to Auckland or Otago anyway so what was the point? And besides, I didn't want to meet Americans, I know Americans...I wanted to meet kiwis.

And so I've met a few in Wellington, and they're very nice, but this is still a difficult environment to socialize in. Imagine being in a place where you can turn around in 360 degrees and run for miles and you won't see a thing or a person you recognize. Then imagine that there's lots of places you want to go but nobody to go with you and nobody to introduce you to anyone any place you go. And then imagine you weren't very good at socializing to begin with because...well...you hate small talk.

Obviously the fault is with me. Obviously. That's why I did this, to fix it. But it is so lonely so far.

It's easy to get around, easy to take care of this apartment and all, but making friends? Eh, that's always been tough. I've been trying to join clubs, but the ones I was interested in aren't active at the moment, except for the sci-fi one, which I will go to soon.

Other than that...if my family moved here I'd move here, there's absolutely nothing serious to dislike in Wellington. The internet sucks, some things are more expensive than the other...but that's pretty much inconsequential when you take the general cost of living into consideration and the amazing food they have here the job market (yay film industry!) and the security.

The weather is nice as well...it's about the same as the Northwest but everything is somehow milder. And the earthquakes don't scare me.

I suspect once I get settled in I won't want to go back...except...well, there's my family...who I miss even more than I thought I would. And they probably won't move to New Zealand for me, even after they retire. So I suppose there's always Canada.

Also, funny story: people in the Commonwealth thought Obama would really turn the tide on all the bullshit that's been going on in the U.S. since the Reagan. Ha! Still, it's funny to see Obama stickers on kiwi bumper stickers. They were so hopeful for us too...

I'll believe it when I see it. It'll probably be Trump/Palin 2012. Prove me wrong, America. Please.
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Update: Destination New Zealand [Dec. 24th, 2010|01:32 am]
It's been a while since I've updated this thing, and that's mostly because I've been trying to be busy...

I'm back at the four year university now, I went back to junior college for a while because I realized that the political science credits that Washington State requires can be transferred over from the junior college so...I figured I'd take classes there since it's cheaper and more of my financial aid money will be transferred directly to me.

I know, I'm sponging off the government...but hey, in some countries they let you go to college entirely for free, or at least for much cheaper. Believe you me, when I fully into career mode you're not going to hear me complaining about high taxes either. I'm willing to pay for what I've reaped earlier in life.

I'm getting to the end of this college thing, I think...it's been far too long...but it's not because I fail classes or anything it's just...there's always more I can and want to take. But before it ends I decided to study abroad and instead of choosing some place super exotic I chose a place that, had fate worked out differently, might have been my home. I'm going to New Zealand, specifically Windy Wellywood (Wellington). So guess what that extra money I got from the government is going to? More education. But hopefully fun education.

I'm going through a program called "Australearn" because it gives you a system of support while you're studying abroad, so you're not just out there on your own in a brand new place. They let you know what forms to fill out and when to make payments and where...if I decide I like studying abroad I probably won't use them again and I'll just direct enroll.

Anyway, I'm going to Victoria University of Wellington (http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/default.aspx) to study marketing and look for internships, hopefully in the local film industry. I'll be staying in either a residency hall or an apartment near the campus and...there you have it.

But more than that...I haven't told anybody in my IRL sphere this...but I'm also looking for a place to immigrate. This country...I don't really think it's going to fully recover from this recession and the way congress held up legislation just so the richest 3% could keep their tax breaks. I mean really, that's the Republican party's number one interest? And Obama caved for what? Unemployment insurance? Great, so people can be jobless for twelve more months because he doesn't have the cajones to get government involved in the free market FDR style...

Sure we might get back to the ideal employment rate, but is the wage equality ever going to get better? And even if I was a top earner...all that wage inequality just means everyone who's not wealthy is just going to get angrier and more violent without knowing why they feel that way.

So that's it. I'm going to New Zealand...and if things are nice there...I'm going to try to make it so I don't have to come back. And if it's not my cup of tea? Canada might be nice.

They say America: A. Love it. or B. Leave it.

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Writer's Block: Breaking the food chain [Sep. 25th, 2010|10:12 am]

Which one food would you choose to ban from existence, and why?

Bush meat. Man should not eat monkey. Plus it contributed to AIDS.
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Writer's Block: Supersize me [Jul. 24th, 2010|02:45 pm]

Have you ever boycotted a company or product? If so, what was it, and what caused you to boycott it?

BP products, Walmart and McDonalds.
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Pet Peeve [Jul. 18th, 2010|10:38 pm]
I hate it when people do a running report on everything they do on facebook. Seriously. Either post something I plausibly care about or want to otherwise participate in or GTFO.
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Took a Test [Jul. 8th, 2010|03:04 pm]

This seems to be eerily accurate to me...is it?
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So here we go. Empire City has a new host. [May. 24th, 2010|07:49 pm]
It was offered and I accepted, believe me it's not a responsibility I was gunning for. I just want to RP Marvel stuff again.

So there you have it, if you do too come in and help me out. It will be appreciated, I'm one of those that firmly believes that when you write extensively for a room part of that room belongs to you as well.

I do have global plot things in mind and I've started with a census to clear space and I'll most likely be allowing at least partial retcons for any unclaimed characters that are apped after the census. Pass it around.
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Writer's Block: Mind reader [May. 14th, 2010|01:23 am]

In three words, describe what's currently running through your mind.

Anxiety and indecision.
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