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Jan. 26th, 2020

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Oct. 19th, 2010

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From the prompting of Sir Kyu and Pao from Zarah, here are my top ten books I read as a teenager, remembering that my childhood is not exactly typical:

1. In His Steps, Charles Sheldon
2. Les Miserables, (unabridged!), Victor Hugo
3. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
4. The Social Cancer, the Charles Derbyshire rendering of Noli Me Tangere, Jose Rizal
5. The Reign of Greed, Charles Derbyshire El Filibusterismo, Jose Rizal
6. LIttle Women, Louisa May Alcott
7. Anne of Green Gables series, L.M. Montgomery
8. Little Lord Fauntleroy, Frances Hodgson Burnett
9. The HIding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
10. Star of Light, Patricia St. John

- In His Steps, The Hiding Place, and Star of Light are required readings in our school that I did like a lot.
- My time in high school was part of the height of Miss Saigon/Les Miserables fever, so after hearing the musical I got interested in reading the book. I don't regret it.
- My copies of the English Rizal books I got from my grandfather. Shortly after, he died, so I was passing time in the funeral parlor reading Rizal and reminiscing my lolo.
- Little Lord Fauntleroy is the book basis for the Cedie anime, which I did like a lot. I liked Princess Sarah a lot too, but its book version, I still like Cedie's story more.

To explain, since I'm a Christian-school kid, pretty much the only books then I could read without my mother being too suspicious were the classics. Not that it was a bother, I was indeed interested in the classics, why they were classics. This means I read things like A Wrinkle in Time only recently. I personally didn't like the Sweet Valley series too much, back then I wasn't into mysteries so wasn't into Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys, and I found the Choose-your-own-adventure books interesting but quickly boring.

What I loved about most of the timeless classics of Western literature is that the ones I read had a little of everything, and the romance levels were at levels I could tolerate.

EK 8 )

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my position stays the same

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LJ has finally responded to the 10K + 3K comment outrage and has clarified the settings regarding the FB/LJ integration.

Still, that thing last week is, to me, the equivalent of Heroes taking the last straw with me, after I liked it so much.

I shall crosspost, but will never be as active again as previously. I shall continue to keep track of the communities. But you get the point. LJ is now under the same posting caution as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

Unlike other people, this LJ will stay, no posts will be deleted. (For one, there are 7 years worth of content already, too many posts.)

EK 8 )

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Sep. 2nd, 2010

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While that LJ/FB/Twitter thing is still settling out, several things:

- I'll be hanging out on Dreamwidth for the moment. Link in the sticky post above the LJ. (Please add me/see how you can OpenID, because I may not be crossposting everything.)

- Nanowrimo this year will be on Dreamwidth, whether or not I change my mind about this issue. (In Dreams being on DW then crossposted to LJ was helpful to me.)

I'm also around on plurk and tumblr if you need me.

Now I really must get out of the house.

EK 8 )

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Sep. 2nd, 2010

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Me on most days. Dreaming of coffee or tea. Armed with a book or two. Waiting for things to happen.

EK 8 )

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Sep. 1st, 2010

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Out of frustration for eLouai's Candybars not working, I found one of the avatar generators for TinierMe, Dreamself.me. It works very much like eLouai's avatar generator for Gaia Online, has a good set of clothes, and has a base doll that I like.

So here are (L to R) Rowan (fire), Johann (Jo, music), Sereno (Ren, electric), Eloise (metal), and Chie (scholar).



You'll see this lineup again by November. Over the next few months these kids will hopefully get better backgrounds and an overall story. Scary that these five were easier to form than the original four.

(BTW the components for building a TinierMe Hatsune Miku really exists and is on Dreamself too.)

For now, I have 15 days to think up a stalled fanfic for Ryohei story for Pao-san. And a month or so to think up a story for PSF6.

Now I really have to be doing other things.

EK 8 )

random things

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- One good thing about watching the KHR anime: Basil. He gets nice airtime and moments of awesome that he never got when the equivalent manga chapters came out.

- The coffee has been having odd effects on me. They only work for an hour or even half an hour. After which I just get the message "You are getting sleepy, your eyes are getting heavy, you have to sleeeeeeep...." I often do, and get knocked out half an hour to an hour.

- The draft will be off to a final reader by Monday. While it's there I'll probably still add some more descriptions.

- IF I get married I know I want Depapepe music for the reception background music, and I want books for gifts. My brother got all of this Depapepe music partly on my recommendation, and he shared it after he got it. Happy.

That's it for now, I guess.

EK 8 )

Aug. 23rd, 2010

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from various people.

So, ekmisao, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 0% unique, 14% peculiar, 59% interesting, 18% normal and 8% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy musicals). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 18

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 39% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!



Yeah, that's all I have to say for now.

EK 8 )

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Aug. 19th, 2010

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A lot of people on the Plurk and LJ lists seem to be having awful days.

For some reason I seem to be fine at the moment.

But I do know the feeling somewhat.

So please have my words of support, whatever is bothering you all right now.

Yeah, that's it.

EK 8 )

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Aug. 17th, 2010

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-08-16/black-butler-author-decries-illegal-videos-downloads

I'm from a country where FUNi, TAN, and Crunchy are blocked, where streams and OM and 2rats are perfectly normal ways of living.

But, seriously. She's in the right.

(Aside, I do think those were troll messages.)

In my country, those who can't buy records support the artists through the radio, through their purchases of products by sponsors. When the free-for-all or minimal-ticket-price concerts are announced, the people come in droves. The most die-hard of them flock to the Sunday variety shows or the mall tours. Sure, the music is pirated, but if the artists are great, they are supported by fans in some other way.

Do that, you leechers, why don't you.

I know it's not much, but I help spread the word about the series I like through the info sites I make. I hope that my small contribution back helps somehow. I bought Kenshin Kaden. I begged and got FUNi's release of Samurai 7 from relatives. Someday I'll get something KHR besides two Viz volumes.

EK 8 )

EK is pronounced ee-kay

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