Monday, December 26, 2011


I should start making monthly dumps, rather than whenever I feel like it, so I could at least title my posts as "December dump", "January dump" etc, etc.

And yaaaaaaaa I got into Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Tiger and Bunny. They're both reaaaalllllly gooooooooooood, but Madoka is really something. It's was one of the best animes I ever watched. :O (ok that's not saying much, I don't watch a lot of animes). Tiger and Bunny may have been good, but I can't help but remember it for its REALLY SHITTY ANIMATION and those FLAMBOYANTLY GAY MEN.

Also there's an Anastasia because I watched that movie with friends on Christmas eve. huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu We also ate a mother's home-cooking and it was really good. ^^

Aaaaand a vague, vague, drawing of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, because she looked really hot in that new Dark Knight Rises trailer.

Really poopy WIP I started back in November and I decided to never finish because the idea is really lame and redundant for me and I can't get it to look good.

gift exchanges yaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Part of that day my friends and I released lanterns yup.

Anywaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, to mirror last year's Christmas celebration, we did a 2011 Secret Santa and White Elephant gift exchange. It was lots of fun, I even met three really cool and funny girls for the first time. (ok well except for one I met several months back, but I'm not going to explain lol)

I bought a Dave Strider Broken Record Shirt and an artbook of pinup girls for my Secret Santa gift. The shirt barely came in a day before the exchange, so I was panicking for two straight weeks on whether or not the shirt would come in on time. I guess giving someone a print out of an order doesn't have as much impact as actually presenting them with the gift??? And then a week later, she spills 7/11 coffee on that shirt(ty choi.........................).

My own Secret Santa gave me a really adorable bunny with a picture of my face on it, and a Tangled poster her brother drew. It looked like a lot of copic ink was used, I kind of feel bad. ):

And theeeeeen came the White Elephant gift exchange. It was a lot more.......ironic than last year. I nabbed a Disney Princess coloring and sticker book, Donde Esta Spot(for the irony ok? I'm not learning Spanish nor am I of any race in which the native tongue is Spanish), and this....uh...I guess you could call it a card.....It's kind of hard to explain, since it's an inside joke of sorts....Well if you read Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff, it's something to that effect. SOMETHING. But at least this "card" guaranteed one free art(aASRT) request, since the person who bought the gift is a really amazing artist. She's going to make me a Tangled wedding thing for my desktop wallpaper hehehehehehehehhehehehehehgehrfdjm.

The gift I bought for White Elephant was a Winnie the Pooh plush. I think my gift was the ~***~**~*~most wanted, as it was stolen a lot. This was not without the obligatory "EVERYBODY WANTS MY POOH" jokes. =^o^= (im a cat)

There was other particular gift which included the first three Shrek DVD boxes with ironic "movie posters" in them, and also a pretty awkward shirt with a picture of a half-naked girl from JCPenny.

I barely count that gift as ironic, it was just terrible.

Aftermath of the exchanges~*~**~.

The little feast we had earlier, involving homemade lasagna, peppermint brownies, sandwiches with a bunch of stuff in them including a river of mayo, spaghetti, and meatballs, which no one really ate. I would have, but I have an irrational fear of meatballs. There were also two bottles of sparkling cider which was mostly downed by one particular cider-loving girl. I can't take much of the stuff, it's murder to my throat.

After the exchange came a rather INTERESTING part of the day, which was a gingerbread house making competition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111
So ya, my team pretty much won because you know, it's a gingerbread house making competition, not a gingerbread scenery/story competition.

Annnnyyyyyywaaaaaaaay, we had only 30 minutes to build a house and come up with a story. These were the results:

This was my team's house, which is actually a church.(I'm not going to say what it was supposed to be, it's too embarrassing). I had to improvise a story which the judge--who got my Winnie the Pooh plush after I convinced her to come to the White Elephant Exchange regardless of the fact she's not in Secret Santa--wouldn't let me finish. U_U

This is is pretty wowamzing, I mean making a circular base out of gingerbread crackers, wow. That's real skill right there, uh-huh.

The other team's haunted house.
You know what this should've been disqualified, this is out of season.


I am so glad to be a winner.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Ahhhhhhh it's Christmas Break. I remember passing out as soon as school ended, and when I did wake up, I wobbled all bow-legged around cause my butt-muscles were in pain. Kind of expected when you sit in one spot for two hours with your eyes glued onto the test final. My butt muscles still kind of hurt.......

Anywaaayy, the day right after school let out, I went to a friend's house to participate in a 2011 Secret Santa and White Elephant exchange! Which I'll talk about in a later post, since I don't have pictures for that yet. <_>

Later on in the afternoon, we went to another friend's house(this was a friend I just barely met that day, so everybody kept joking that I already reached third base with her lolol), and we played a really traumatizing game of hide and seek which eventually turned into "hey let's run around in the pitch-black darkness and if we make eye contact with the person we're trying to find, we scream and run back to base!!!!!!1111" It was terrifying, what does this even have to do with Christmas????????

Here comes the REBEL CHIRREEEEN part. One friend's Secret Santa gift contained ten FLOATING LANTERNS, as in the lanterns from the movie Tangled!!!(ok, not exactly like the ones from Tangled, they're much larger in real life, and you can't put designs on it. )':) We're supposed to release lantern in an empty area with no trees or buildings, or anything to that effect, but we released the lanterns in front of the house instead. HEE HEEE.

Well we started off with a test run with one lantern, in which two people sat on the roof of the house to light and release the lantern, another two people playing "I See the Light" through the speakers in a second story bedroom, and four other people on the ground guess to catch the lantern if it falls, but that sounds really hazardous.

If you look closely on the roof of the house, you could see one person holding an unlit lantern. It took us five minutes to get the lantern, mostly because we were so scared we would light it wrong.

The lantern is lit here and is starting to balloon up!!! If you ever get a lantern, it may say it only needs a 45 seconds for it to be good enough to release, well ignore that, and go for a full minute instead, 'cause here's what happens when we released it after only 45 seconds of waiting.

When released from the roof, the lantern floated for a bit, and then fell, where the people down below held it quite haphazardly by pushing onto the top of the lantern, similar to dribbling a basketball. Eventually, the lantern ballooned up enough for it to float up!

Not the best picture of a floating lantern, but pictures don't matter that much if I got it stored away in my memories!

At this point we were screaming as the lantern threatened to set the roof of the house on fire, but it managed to reach the stars and land god-who-knows-where. I was sobbing at this point, since it was such a breathtaking moment, and it didn't help that I have a huge obsession with Tangled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple of hours later, we released even more lanterns, since after the first lanterns, we became pyromaniacs and had an unquenchable lust to have those biodegradable rice paper warm at our fingertips only to leave for its cousins, the stars.


We released one lantern, and then decided to release three more at the same time.

Unfortunately one of the lanterns ripped so we had to hose it down. ): But we still got two lanterns up in the air!

With hook lights.

However, one came down too early, possibly because it was held while burning for too long, and it landed on the next door neighbor's property. (Fortunately it could be confused for a plastic bag, instead of a possible weapon of terrorism.) BUT REGARDLESS OF THE ERRORS, IT WAS STILL SO BEAUTIFUL, AND BY THE TIME THE TWO LANTERNS WERE RELEASED, "I SEE THE LIGHT" GOT TO THE DUET PART. SUCH PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL TIMING. HHHHUUUUUAWWWWWWW......

We're planning to buy ten more lanterns, since now we're hopelessly addicted(although nobody is wiling to step up and order it!!!!!), and also to release those ten lanterns and the five we have left on New Year's Day. I'm sure that would shine some good luck on 2012.(But I wonder if the lanterns were to cause some accident, would that mean bad luck for the entirety 2012?)

Also, the Tangled Ever After trailer came out!!!!!!!(for those who don't know, it's a 6-minute short shown with the 3D rerelease of Beauty and the Beast)

They are just so beautiful eeerrrrrrrrrrghghhhg I am peeing my pants in excitement. January 13th here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!