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Brasil!

November 16th, 2012

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Vejo vocês em breve, Rio e Sau Paulo!

271 Responses to “Brasil!”

  1. 1
    Rose
    November 16th, 2012 17:20

    Ha ha! First comment.

  2. 2
    Fanny
    November 16th, 2012 17:26

    Gonna see you in Sao Paulo!

    Can’t Wait!

    =D

  3. 3
    Maria Lidia
    November 16th, 2012 20:52

    See ya :D

  4. 4
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 17th, 2012 01:12

    while i cannot physically be there, i shall be in Brazil in spirit. i’m so proud of myself i figured out what everything means without Google Translate

  5. 5
    Ivy-la
    November 17th, 2012 04:48

    Hello! It’s the one person who everybody on the Westerblog hates, including (most likely) Mr. Westerfeld himself! Gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve been on here, hasn’t it? I looked back at all the posts since I’ve been on. Middy Joe, you talked about Black Butler: I’ve heard of it and heard it’s pretty good but haven’t read it.
    So! Feel free to say any insults to me and my rudeness and little to no respect for other people’s feelings! My self-esteem is so low anyway, nothing can really hurt it anymore!

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    Middy Joe
    November 17th, 2012 05:08

    @5-If it isn’t my partner in crime! Come on, no one hates you. I don’t hate you. Also, READ BLACK BUTLER!!! It is the best thing that ever happened to me.

    WHY DOES SEVENTH GRADE HAVE TO BE SO BLOODY HARD??? >:( I’m taking high school algebra though, which is fun.

  7. 7
    Theatricality
    November 17th, 2012 05:35

    Still waiting for the awesome midnighters cosplay…

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    Midshipman K
    November 17th, 2012 06:31

    @ 6: Are you taking Algebra or Algebra II? I don’t know about your school system, but in ours we do Algebra in 8th, Geometry 9th (freshman year), and Algebra II/ Trig 10th. Don’t ask me why. O.o But I applaud you, because I was taking Pre-Algebra in 7th. And believe me, that is nothing compared to sophomore year. And I’ve been told junior and senior will just be harder….

    But, being a sophomore, I can take history class, which means AP European History and lots of Hapsburgs! And the Ottoman Empire! And more Hapsburgs! XD I’m so weird, but that’s my favorite part of APEuro. But there are so many chapters until WWI….

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    CrimsBrasil
    November 17th, 2012 09:25

    Ah, meu Deus… eu tenho que trabalhar no dia 24 :( Esperava poder vê-lo no dia 25.

    Tentarei conseguir alguém para me substituir. Simplesmente NÃO POSSO perder essa oportunidade!!!

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    Joo Dee
    November 17th, 2012 10:29

    woah i hate it when i can’t read foreign languages
    and who is that princess person

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    Midshipman K
    November 17th, 2012 11:59

    @ 10: Google translate works fine for that one.
    And I just watched Brave again. I <3 that movie. Just to clarify, we all know Kelly MacDonald (Merida) is from Glasgow, right? ^^

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    SteampunkJedi
    November 17th, 2012 20:16

    Hope you’re having/will-have a lot of fun in Brasil, Scott!
    @5: No one hates you. Even if you were rude (I can’t remember) I forgive you in full. We all make mistakes.
    @8: Same here for the math year-by-year placement (for smart kids). Pre-Calc is next year for me. Looooooong problems, I hear. :/ My history class is covering the industrial revolution right now. Kind of weird thinking of Britain as the industrial pioneers, with Leviathan and all. ;)
    @11: I haven’t seen it. It looks good, though.

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    SteampunkJedi
    November 18th, 2012 03:44

    I found Scott’s first post on this site a while ago, on page 69. (You say that’s weird? Yes, yes, it is.) There’s no post box on the bottom, though. That’s a bummer.

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    Zaven
    November 18th, 2012 05:27

    Haven’t been on for a while, just like you, Ivy-la! I can’t remember what you did wrong, so don’t feel bad. Also, SteampunkJedi, I went back to the first post too. I wanted to comment on it, what a bummer…

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    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 18th, 2012 23:02

    @11, you’re so lucky! i don’t even have a history course this year… i haz writing AND reading, and next year for me is U.S., i think. can’t. wait. for. world. history.
    @13, i tried that too and i was so sad because i wanted to be weird and type something like “hahaha i’m posting on the first page and i’m from the FUUUTUUURREEEE! hee-hee!”

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    SteampunkJedi
    November 19th, 2012 05:27

    @15: Maybe that’s why there isn’t one. ;)

  17. 17
    Morgana
    November 19th, 2012 09:15

    Wish I could be in Brazil right now! But alas, I’m stuck in the US…Anyway, I loved your NaNoWriMo Pep Talk, Scott!

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    Midshipman K
    November 19th, 2012 11:33

    @ 13: Ooh, what’s it about?
    @ 15: I’m so sorry! I died when I couldn’t take history all four years of high school. (Because, honestly, most of the people at my school don’t care and for them failing is normal which aggravates me to no end. Even our district is lazy; we only get six classes a year and have the absolute minimum amount of school days for state requirements. Whew, mini-rant over.) But keep calm and think of Leviathan!

    And The Hobbit. Who’s going? And Les Miserables! You know what would complete this awesome movie streak? A GOOD Levaithan movie. Alas….

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    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 19th, 2012 15:47

    @18, you’re killing me again! i haven’t read the Lord of the Rings yet… The Hobbit was pretty awesome! but of course i’m not going to watch the movies before the books, because i don’t want to spoil anything for myself, and my mom wants me to be older to read them, and another epic book i’ve been reading is about finished and i can’t get to the library anytime soon, so… *sigh* i’m in a sad book vacuum/void-type place. sorry for the extremely run-on sentence. a GOOD Leviathan movie would be awesome and make me very happy.

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    SteampunkJedi
    November 20th, 2012 01:46

    @18, 19: A GREAT Leviathan movie would make me ecstatic!

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    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 20th, 2012 03:31

    @20, here’s my only problem with a movie: who would play Volger??? i mean, what actor have you ever heard of that’s epic enough to play Count Volger, moustache and all? if anyone can come up with someone, that would totally make my day.

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    Rose
    November 20th, 2012 04:44

    I am more excited for the Hobbbit than I have ever been for a movie. It’s also the only one where I know the names of more than one of the actors BEFORE it’s out and my friends drill their names into my head with overuse.
    @21 I don’t know a ton of actors, but I think Adian Turner would make a good Volger, though now that I think about, he might be a bit young.

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    Person with Hat
    November 21st, 2012 06:23

    @11- I LOVE that movie!
    @15- I have history right now but my school refuses to offer honors level classes for history so I’m stuck in a class with a whole bunch of people who can’t tell Greece from China and it’s frikin’ annoying!!!
    And of course
    @5- I certainly don’t hate you. I can’t speak for others. I question your judgement when it comes to internet manners though.
    @ Everyone- Remember when we’d get up to about 500 comments a week and we have just random conversations about whatever trivial stuff we wanted to talk about? It feels less… close now, I guess. I don’t really know why.

  24. 24
    Person with Hat
    November 21st, 2012 06:25

    I want to go to Brazil!!! I have a brazilian friend… maybe I can go with him someday.

  25. 25
    No Life
    November 21st, 2012 07:51

    Had a life but then i finished the Leviathan trilogy and nothing since even compares to my addiction to it.

  26. 26
    Midshipman K
    November 21st, 2012 09:36

    @25: I feel for you. I can’t imagine my life without Deryn and Alek

    AND EVERYONE: Remember that super new pretty precious BOXED SET of the Leviathan trilogy? So, my sister doesn’t even come on here, but I told her that we should throw it at people if we find it, and SHE REMEMBERED. If only I hadn’t turned around when I heard her footsteps because then I would’ve gotten it thrown at my head! XD Alas….

    It still made my day. ^^

  27. 27
    Middy Joe
    November 21st, 2012 09:54

    @No Life: We are like the same person.

    The Lizzie Bennett Diaries are the best thing that have happened to me besides Leviathan and Black Butler. :3

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    salt
    November 21st, 2012 19:28

    My school system is worse. Some seventh graders take algebra 1 (but i didnt). In eighth, about sixty students with super high Iowa Assesment scores go to high school in the morning to take biology, a foreign language( I take deutsch [my mom is german and so forced me, though I probably wouldve chosen it anyway]) and advanced algebra which would be fun, but i have terrible teacher.( I went to another advanced algebra teacher for help, and she told me that she had no idea what my teacher is doing. A lot of the kids in my class have tranfered out.) Then we take a bus over to my middle school, have an hour of study hall, eat lunch, go to LA, go to gym or orchestra(it alternates) then go to exploratory( engineering tech!)

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    SteampunkJedi
    November 22nd, 2012 05:36

    @11: I just saw that movie. It’s quite good, but some parts seemed kind of random. There were some very funny parts.

  30. 30
    SteampunkJedi
    November 22nd, 2012 05:39

    @23 (last part): Yeah, it kind of does. But at least we can read all the comments now! … :-/

  31. 31
    No Life
    November 22nd, 2012 20:40

    @27: Black Butler is Amazing!!!!!!!

  32. 32
    Person with Hat
    November 23rd, 2012 05:18

    @30-It would take hours to scroll down to the newest comments.

  33. 33
    Person with Hat
    November 23rd, 2012 05:26

    I just realized that it’s been a year since my severe Leviathan craze. You know when you read a really good book and you spend the next three months wondering how the main characters would act in certain situations and thinking that maybe, just maybe in some alternate universe the character could be your undiscovered cousin or something. And if it gets really severe you secretly pretend that you are the main character so you act like them and everybody in the real world thinks your completely insane. It’s the worst feeling in the world when you finish the best book ever and I think it drives people a bit mad. Does this only happen to me?

  34. 34
    Person with Hat
    November 23rd, 2012 05:27

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! (I kinda don’t like thanksgiving. I hate turkey.)

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    Midshipman K
    November 23rd, 2012 06:40

    @33: It’s not just you. My Leviathan anniversary passed in September. I can’t believe it’s been only a squick over a year. How did I live without Deryn and Alek?

    Because of Leviathan, my reaction to a chapter in my APEuro book was: This chapter is so boring! There are no HAPSBURGS! Where are my Hapsburgs? [Then, on the last page, last sentence, last WORD] Yes! At last! See? They couldn’t go a whole chapter without mentioning my Hapsburgs.

    Because I’m weird. XD

    Happy Thanksgiving as well! I’ve been doing boring (until the last sentence) APEuro notes all day! I hope your Thanksgiving was better!

  36. 36
    Joo Dee
    November 23rd, 2012 09:37

    @34- what about…PUMPKIN PIE

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    Rose
    November 23rd, 2012 21:09

    So, now that the holidays have officially begun, can I say what I want this year?
    I take Spanish at school, and because I’m not all that great, I decided I was going to read a book in Spanish and listen to the audiobook (also in Spanish) at the same time. So…which book? I needed one that I had read enough that I had it practically memorized. Of course the first book that came to mind was Leviathan. I looked into it and found the book in Spanish, but not the audio book.
    Moral of that story: there needs to be a Spanish audiobook ofLeviathan. If anyone knows one exists, and I was just looking in the wrong place, please tell me so.
    Sorry, that really got away from me.

  38. 38
    Midshipman K
    November 23rd, 2012 22:21

    @ 37: You found it in another language? Ahhh! I wantssss it, preciousssss!

  39. 39
    Rose
    November 24th, 2012 02:26

    @38 yeah, but only one (audio) book to bind them.

  40. 40
    Middy Joe
    November 24th, 2012 02:27

    @31-FINALLY!!!!!! Someone who likes Black Butler!!! Who’s your favorite character? i like grell….

  41. 41
    Middy Joe
    November 24th, 2012 02:30

    @33-I walk around pretending I’m in the Leviathan world…..people think I’m crazy….yeah.

  42. 42
    Person with Hat
    November 24th, 2012 06:00

    @36- It makes me GAG!

  43. 43
    Person with Hat
    November 24th, 2012 06:02

    @38- I have a copy of Leviathan in French that I bought in Quebec city last summer. It cost like 30 dollars.

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    Person with Hat
    November 24th, 2012 06:07

    This may be a bit weird but Leviathan has majorly influenced my life in the past year. It led me to discover my favorite band (Franz Ferdinand), it made me actually take interest in the WW1 unit we did last year and when I was at my worst part of the Leviathan fandom I actually cut my hair very very short and dressed like a boy for a while in an attempt at becoming Deryn Sharp. And of course it took me here, to the westerblog and all my internet buddies. :)

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    Rose
    November 24th, 2012 08:06

    Oh, Leviathan’s influenced my life as well. Most notably in the ways my classmates look at me and say ‘You find this INTERESTING?!’ in our units that relate in any way to WWI, Tesla, the Hapsburgs, and everything even remotely relatable to Leviathan (which is an awful lot in European History)

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    Joo Dee
    November 24th, 2012 09:50

    @42- well that’s mean you hurt the pie’s feelings :(

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    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 25th, 2012 04:46

    @everyone, i’m sure you’ve missed me not interrupting for a while. (not.) well, no computer access has been annoying. but Disney World rocks!!!

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    SteampunkJedi
    November 25th, 2012 05:43

    @47: Yes it does! Plus, it contains the only mountain in Florida. ;)

  49. 49
    Person with Hat
    November 25th, 2012 06:28

    @46- The pie deserves it. ;)

  50. 50
    Person with Hat
    November 25th, 2012 06:31

    @47- i have one opinion. It’s A Small World is possesed by demon statue children. I hate that thing. It’s SCARY.

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    Joo Dee
    November 25th, 2012 09:36

    @49- watch out the pie’s going to get you back…

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    SteampunkJedi
    November 25th, 2012 20:21

    @50: Probably the worst ride ever. It’s very creepy.

    I love pumpkin pie, but I won’t join in the argument.

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    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 25th, 2012 21:53

    @50, my problem is that even though it’s supposed to be accepting, it’s so sickly stereotypical that i can’t believe all the minorities in the world haven’t protested yet to shut it down.

    @51: pie-in-the-face! :D

    @salt, you take German? lucky! i want to next year, but my dad says no. and yet he chose to take it in high school or whatever.
    Spricht du Deutsche, any one?

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    Camila
    November 25th, 2012 23:01

    @53 – I’m currently learning german, but I haven’t learned that much. It’s pretty interesting, only kind of hard because my teacher refuses to explain anything in spanish (I’m mexican), and starts jabbering away in german and no one understands!
    But I’m still learning something. It’s pretty cool.

    I actually wanted to learn german because of Alek :)

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    TrueUgly
    November 25th, 2012 23:03

    @23- YES! I completely remember that! ah, those were the days… *falls into strange flashback*
    @50 That is the creepiest ride EVER. Seriously, I can’t stand it and the worst part is how after you get out you can still hear them singing :0 they rattle around in your brain until the voices become demonic and haunt you for life! (ok, maybe it’s not THAT bad, but it is creepy)

    I know a little bit of German, but it doesn’t actually make much sense if I try to talk to someone because I only looked up the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. I’d be speaking in riddles and they’d wish to punch me. haha.

    So how has life been for everyone?

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    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 00:17

    @53- I’m teaching myself German because my school only teaches French, Spanish and Mandarin. I only know a bit of German though because I’m lazy and I don’t practice it often.

  57. 57
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 00:18

    @51- Haha. No. The pie will never get me.

  58. 58
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 00:22

    @55, 53 and 52- And the terrifing little children move back and forth, rattling out the off-key tune in a mush of different languages staring at you with their little eyes. Oh god, I have nightmares about that ride.

    And it is extremely stereotypical.

  59. 59
    TrueUgly
    November 26th, 2012 00:40

    Mandarin? You mean, your school can teach you how to talk to ORANGES?!?!? I wish I could talk to oranges. Haha, just kidding, I know you can’t talk to oranges…

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    Midshipman K
    November 26th, 2012 01:45

    @ 44: OHMYGOSH FRANZ FERDINAND! I don’t know a lot of their music, but I like them. Don’t you find it interesting that they’re out of Glasgow? “Leviathansquee* And I cut my hair, too! It’s too long now, though :(. Well, it doesn’t touch my shoulders yet, so no one understands when I say my hair is long, BUT IT’S LONG TO ME. (Weird, ’cause I used to have 14 inches.) I made sure I was 15 when I cut it though. ^^ ‘Twas a dramatic change.

    @54: ^^ I’m learning German because of Alek, too. Only….

    @56: I’m teaching myself, too. My school also offers Spanish, French, Mandarin, and ASL. I’m taking Spanish (as I have been since 4th grade and I’m STILL not fluent). At least I know more Spanish than Alek. XD My school used to offer German, but then they closed the program. I think either because too few students were taking it or the teacher also had to teach English. Well, one of the English teachers knows, like, the very origins of the Germanic languages and stuff, but she only works part time. I think she used to be the German teacher, though….

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    Middy Miles
    November 26th, 2012 04:40

    Hey, do any of you still remember I exist? No? Cool.
    Either way, I just posted the very last chapter of Orion (ever) to my blog, if any of you care to read it.
    So READ IT.

  62. 62
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 05:02

    @61- I was actually wondering where you dissappeared to. The very last chapter??? WHAT???

  63. 63
    Middy Miles
    November 26th, 2012 05:03

    @Person With Hat, comment #23. Yes! I remember that! Yes, those were the good-ol’ days. *Goes and cries in a corner* And I do believe we got over two thousand once. I wasn’t necessarily happy with the way it was reached *Glares at Lauren, who made 100 straight comments* but it still happened.
    @6. Heh. Heh. *laughs evilly* You think 7th grade is hard? Try tenth.
    @5. Well, then. I think you should go eat some chocolate. It boosts seratonin (happy chemical) levels in the brain, and you sound like you really needs some happiness.
    @28. *gasp* salt! You still exist, too! I’m getting nostalgic now, in a lame sort of I-remember-when-my-life-wasn’t-so-busy-that-I-actually-had-time-for-the-internet way.
    @21. I don’t know about Volger, but I would totally be Deyrn. *Sighs* As if. *sadface*
    @33. Been there done that. It’s been about a year for me, too.
    @56. Only? That’s three languages to choose from! Do you know how many languages my school offers? One. And although I like Spanish, I would have totally preferred French or German. But no. Small Town Midwest isn’t that cool.
    General note to end my really long comment: I’m really glad that a.) most of the people that get on her value education. I am totally with you all on that one, and even though I know none of you, it makes me feel a little better about the world. b.) I’m not the only one that went LBG crazy. Phew. c.) Other people “remember when” too.
    Yeah.

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    Middy Miles
    November 26th, 2012 05:07

    Just found a page on Twitter that someone in my school created anonymously. I can’t say what it’s called, because then you’d know where I was from (the town is in the page name.)
    Let’s just say, I got really angry just looking at it. I was reading through the tweets this username had made and was absolutely ashamed to be from that town. They trash the other students AND the teachers and any other thing from here to the moon that has to do with the school districts with profanity every other word. It was frankly disgusting.
    Way to hide behind a username and a computer screen, classmates. That’s real brave of you.

  65. 65
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 05:07

    @60- That’s how I discovered Franz Ferdinand. I saw the band name and thought “oh cool, Franz Ferdinand, like Alek’s daddy,” and then I looked into them a bit more and when I saw the were from Glasgow i went “WHAT??? Deryn’s from Glasgow!!! WHAT??? This is the biggest coincidence in the history of EVER!” So basically I had no choice but to love them. I know all their songs.

    And my hair just recently, like two weeks ago, reached shoulder length again. Yay!!!

  66. 66
    TrueUgly
    November 26th, 2012 05:07

    Middy Miles! I’ve missed you! lol

  67. 67
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 05:10

    Ha! Three people on at once! Just like it used to be!!

  68. 68
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 05:11

    @64- There are people that aren’t worthy of existence.

  69. 69
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 05:15

    @63- I live in a really small town too. The population is maybe 500. It’s about 30 to 40 minutes away from the nearest store or gas station. I think there are maybe 9 high school kids in town so we all get shipped out to a bigger school 40 minutes away. So that’s why we have lots of class options.

  70. 70
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 05:17

    This may sound a bit stuck-up, but this is my first year of going to public high school and I didn’t know that the world had such a high population of reaaaallyyy stupid people. Even the honors classes are full of idiots.

  71. 71
    TrueUgly
    November 26th, 2012 05:31

    Haha, I know what you mean, it’s not stuck up at all. I’ve been going to public schools my whole life and Im still amazed by the idiots I know. Not to be rude or anything, some of those idiots are my best friends haha

  72. 72
    TrueUgly
    November 26th, 2012 05:56

    Zaliz-la says hi. She apologizes that she can’t be here right now…

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    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 26th, 2012 06:11

    @70 and 71, idiots can make life sooo much harder. but then again, they can make it funnier too. some of the class clowns at my old school were such idiots that they were simply oblivious to reality. hilariously so, not like Millionaire Celebrity Syndrome.
    @Person With Hat, this is probably super weird, but all this time i’ve imagined a city-oriented, slick-and-stylish person in a fedora. not a middle-of-nowhere person. i find it interesting what some of the other Westerblog fans’ genders and personalities/personas are sometimes hinted at in their “names”. i personally try to stay gender neutral while online, though some people have an uncanny knack for guessing correctly…

  74. 74
    TrueUgly
    November 26th, 2012 06:34

    @73- see, that’s where my problem is, because I’m funny (and everyone knows it) but a lot of my jokes are too complex for them. Honestly, oblivious and incinerated are two of my favorite words and they have no idea what they mean. It’s like “seriously, I have to dumb myself down to go to school?” when I obviously have a very colorful vocabulary.

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    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 07:12

    @73- I do spend quite a lot of time in cities, especially Boston, but I’ve never actually lived in a city. And my name sort of implies hat wearing even though I never do.

  76. 76
    Person with Hat
    November 26th, 2012 07:18

    @71, 73 & 74- Ahhh… the idiot conundrum. See, this may sound horrible but I don’t bother to waste my time by talking to idiots. So almost everyone thinks I’m a super-shy weirdo. It doesn’t help that all of my friends and I use “big words” and we are all very articulate so the idiots think that we are brittish… because we speak well… Isn’t that sad?

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    TrueUgly
    November 26th, 2012 07:37

    @76- that is sad. The idiots in my grade just know that I’m bound for bigger and greater things. Or at least they assume that. But I know what you mean by not bothering with the idiots. I know someone who acts all stupid around boys because she thinks it’s cute and I don’t even try to explain to her anymore. To explain my life in song
    “if you could be my punk rock princess,
    I would be your garage band king.
    You could tell me why you just don’t fit in,
    And how you’re gonna be something. ”
    -Something Corporate
    And I’d say that’s pretty darn close to my life.

  78. 78
    Joo Dee
    November 26th, 2012 09:34

    woah that was a lot of comments i have no idea what i just read

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    Middy Joe
    November 26th, 2012 11:06

    THE CLEVEREST ONES ARE ALWAYS IDIOTS…every now and then…:3

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    Middy Joe
    November 26th, 2012 11:10

    @76-I agree. When I try to use big words everyone thinks I’m being all stuck up and teacher’s pet-ish. But I do it anyway. It’s not my fault I chose to pay attention in class.
    @77-My life in song:
    It’s time to begin, isn’t it
    I get a little bit bigger, but then I’ll admit I’m just the same as I was
    Now don’t you understand
    That I’m never changing who I am
    DFTBA :)

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    Midshipman K
    November 26th, 2012 12:27

    @ Everyone who has been talking about idiots: I KNOW. EVEN IN THE HONORS CLASSES. So annoying….
    @ 69: Whoa, I can’t imagine living in a small town, possibly because I live in the most populated state in the United States, in one of the most populated areas. XD But I just got done driving through the middle of nowhere California/Arizona, so I know the whole world isn’t millions of people on every square inch. ^^
    @ 80: I LOVE THAT SONG. It’s in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or at least the trailer. <3

  82. 82
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 26th, 2012 15:50

    @79 is that an Anime reference? because that makes me think Baka and Test! totally epic!

    @77 and 80, you’re amazing to even have a life that’s song-worthy. i don’t have all that much drama or relationships or anything interesting. it’s sad.

  83. 83
    TrueUgly
    November 26th, 2012 17:03

    @82- oh, I never get in any relationships (it has to do with the whole idiot thing again) I just picked that song because it sounds cool and with the not fitting in, but gonna be something part. The rest of it is about drugs or a relationship or something. If you wanted a whole song to describe my life… It would probably be I’m Ready by Jack’s Mannequin because it’s just kida hectic and my life-like, if that makes any sense.
    @81- that must be amazing and awful at the same time. The city is quite and interesting place, but I shudder to think what would happen if there was some sort of apoctolipic disaster. Of course, this is comming from a girl who, immediately after graduation, will take the first plane out of this town populated by maybe 300 and go to Los Angeles, CA

  84. 84
    TrueUgly
    November 27th, 2012 01:04

    It’s snowing here and I absolutely love snow! :D
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

  85. 85
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 27th, 2012 02:33

    @83, instead i watch Anime and draw sketches and read Scott Westerfeld books and do homework. i write parodies occasionally…

    @84, SNOW??? how far north are you??? it snowed once earlier this month where i live, and then it turned to slush really quick. nothing since.

  86. 86
    Person with Hat
    November 27th, 2012 04:02

    @84- It snowed at my house yesterday.

  87. 87
    TrueUgly
    November 27th, 2012 04:40

    @85- I write awesome parodies too, hehe. And I think it’s like the 75th parallel or something. Michigan.

    @86- nice

    So, today, the highlight of my day was chasing my cat through the house until she ran under the couch and wouldn’t come out. That’s sad. Haha

  88. 88
    Rose
    November 27th, 2012 05:09

    @84 it snowed last Thursday (Thanksgiving!) where I was and it’s still here. It was kind of surprising that it took this long for the snow stick. Our first snowfall was in mid-October.

  89. 89
    Midshipman K
    November 27th, 2012 05:48

    @ Everyone who’s lucky enough to have snow: NOT FAIR. It NEVER snows here! I’m just waiting for my little weather app to tell me when it’s going to snow in Vienna and Glasgow….(It does snow there right?)

  90. 90
    TrueUgly
    November 27th, 2012 06:10

    @88- it snowed here in October too, but it was just a few flakes and it didn’t stay.

    @89- I think it does, but I may be wrong…

  91. 91
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 27th, 2012 15:45

    @89, Vienna’s a little tricky. unfortunately they might only get a few flurries, i’m not sure. Glasgow is definitely far enough north for snow.
    let it snow! LBG characters, make merry! oh wait it’s not Christmas yet corporate America had momentarily brain-washed me to be like the drones, sorry.

  92. 92
    TrueUgly
    November 27th, 2012 17:00

    @91- I know, it’s not even December and I’m already sick if Christmas music. I don’t see why they start with all of that so early, do they honestly think that people would forget if they didn’t have all those commercials? Really makes you wonder….

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and I’ve come to a realization. I think that March actually has 32 days and April 1st is just a prank.

  93. 93
    Middy Joe
    November 28th, 2012 05:42

    @82-its from the Uglies graphic novel
    IT NEVER SNOWS WHERE I LIVE!!! Redwood City is a suckish place to live…instead of drinking hot chocolate we drink lemonade, even during the winter…

  94. 94
    Joo Dee
    November 28th, 2012 05:52

    like two weeks ago it was as hot as summer but luckily this week we might get rain

  95. 95
    TrueUgly
    November 28th, 2012 06:29

    @93- I’m sorry. Very truly and utterly sorry.
    On the other hand, it’s supposed to snow a lot the next few days and then rain. So we’re gonna have like six inches of solid ICE. How’s that for icy? Haha, lame pun. (:

  96. 96
    Middy Miles
    November 28th, 2012 08:51

    I feel so bad. I was on and then I left and you guys were still here. Cyber-cupcakes as an apology?
    -My life in song? Try “Loser Like Me” by The Glee Cast. (Look it up because I am too lazy to type it all)
    @84. I am so jealous. You don’t even know.
    @85. Hey! I played Lily St. Regis in my local theatre’s production of Annie this fall :)
    @88. *glares* Do you know how much snow we’ve gotten here so far? None. Zip. Zilch. And how much we had stick for more than oh, three days? Maybe an inch. *sticks tongue out and continues to glare*
    @92 (2nd part). Nice. Can I use that?

  97. 97
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 28th, 2012 15:39

    @96, cupcakes make everything better. i think we can all agree with that.
    and i think playing Lily is pretty cool! congratulations!

  98. 98
    TrueUgly
    November 28th, 2012 16:10

    @96- be my guest (: and the cupcakes were delicious, thank you.
    And I’m sorry you have no snow. It snowed a bit overnight here and I think school might be canceled, just because it’s the one day I actually want to go…

  99. 99
    Midshipman K
    November 28th, 2012 18:33

    @ 92: So far, no one has played Christmas music here, but (before Thanksgiving) we were driving to Arizona and we were in the middle of the desert at a gas station and it was like 80 degrees and they were playing “White Christmas.” It was extremely weird….

  100. 100
    Emmiline
    November 29th, 2012 00:12

    Thank you all for this wonderful honor of letting me have the 100th comment, also I think it’s hilarious how the comments get farther and farther away from the actual post we were supposed to be commenting on.

  101. 101
    Person with Hat
    November 29th, 2012 02:13

    Arrrgghh!! I thought I got 100th. comment but my school’s wifi is iffy so I guess it didn’t post… :(

  102. 102
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 29th, 2012 02:14

    @99, so some of the stupid rumors are actually true? among many of my fellow students, it is believed that in the southern states you can drive (or crawl) for miles and miles with nothing in sight, except maybe a speck on the horizon or a gas station… yes, i know, quite ridiculous.

  103. 103
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 29th, 2012 02:15

    @PWH, one minute apart! wait, you can use electronics in school??? lucky!

  104. 104
    TrueUgly
    November 29th, 2012 05:03

    @99- I love it when that happens! Like, most the bands I like are from states that have really hot weather all year round and they’ll say “the winter’s setting in, to cover you in snow” and I’m like “you grew up in southern California, there’s absolutely no way you’ve seen more than three inches of snow at a time, much less been covered in it.”
    Personally, I dislike Christmas music (except for Carol Of the Bells, which happens to be one of the most awesome songs ever written) because…. Well, honestly, the music I listen to represents the feelings I don’t have (anger, relationships) and I have absolutely no trouble being (or at least acting) happy.

  105. 105
    Sarah-wa
    November 29th, 2012 06:07

    In Social Studies we are studying WWI! I was literally jittering. I was smiling like an idiot when Archduke Franz Ferdinand came up! :)

  106. 106
    Middy Me
    November 29th, 2012 06:10

    Ok, I’m changing my name because there are some people I don’t want to know that it’s me writing this. None of you, just some people I know who might come here.

    @84, 86, 88 – You are SO lucky, were I live it has not snowed at all for like the last 10 years, and I think that was just a freak storm. The only time I’ve seen snow in real life was through a plane window flying over Salt Lake City :(

    Also, today I just found out the guy I like likes a friend of mine. I’m so sad!!!

  107. 107
    Rose
    November 29th, 2012 06:14

    @105 well, when we were studying WWI, I was the one that got all the weird looks for knowing off the bat which sides all the countries in Europe were on (it helped that in my mind they were labeled ‘Clanker’ and ‘Darwinist’ instead of ‘Central Powers’ and ‘Allies’). After learning the sides and (basically) how it started, we kind of stopped learning about the war. The relevant and interesting learning stops (when learning about wars) when we transfer over to America’s role and their efforts on the home front.

  108. 108
    TrueUgly
    November 29th, 2012 07:30

    @106- I hate it when that happens. I’m sorry.
    If it makes you feel any better, I accidentally set the guy I liked up with his girlfriend before…. What a strange twist of fate that was…

  109. 109
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 29th, 2012 15:44

    @108 how did you pull THAT one off? seriously, i’m laughing my head off here. i feel bad for you, but really. how do you hook someone up with their ex? love potion?

  110. 110
    TrueUgly
    November 29th, 2012 16:01

    @109- I’m not completely sure how I did it, but they were both thanking me like “oh, thankyou so much. We wouldn’t be together without you.” and I’m like “Oh yeah, you’re totally welcome”. They aren’t together anymore because they are tue absolute two least compatable people on the planet, and the break up was also kinda my fault…. Maybe I should get my own lovelife to screw up instead of his…

  111. 111
    TrueUgly
    November 29th, 2012 16:18

    Mind you, this guy is my best friend now, but we’re kinda like that movie Gone With The Wind, in an awful way. If you’ve ever seen that movie, then you know. Haha…

  112. 112
    Person with Hat
    November 30th, 2012 01:20

    @106- I think I know who you are. I’m not sure. But I won’t say anything. Promise.

    But now for the real advice: that’s happened to everyone before. What I did in that scenario was act like I didn’t care and I became even closer friends with the guy I liked. It actually worked and he grew to like me in the end. I don’t know if that’d work for you.

  113. 113
    Person with Hat
    November 30th, 2012 01:29

    @103- We can use eletronics in homeroom, passing times, lunch or if it will help you with the work you are doing.

  114. 114
    TrueUgly
    November 30th, 2012 02:14

    @112- I wish that would have worked for me… He’s pretty ignorant though… Haha

  115. 115
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 30th, 2012 03:38

    @113, lucky! at my school, if anyone’s cellphone even makes noise vibrating, they have to turn it in to the teacher. if you’re discreet enough, you might be able to sneak it during lunch or in the library, but no guarantees. and the Wi-Fi’s bad on purpose, i think.

  116. 116
    Middy Me
    November 30th, 2012 03:42

    @112 – thx for the advice. It is pretty easy to act like I don’t care, because (I think) no one has a clue I like him. And we are pretty good friends, we’ve been in two schools together. Let’s see how it works out.

  117. 117
    TrueUgly
    November 30th, 2012 06:08

    @115- my school doesn’t even have wifi. But kids still bring their iPods into class and play fruit ninja while they’re supposed to be reading. It’s super funny when they forget to turn their sound off before coming to class though XD

  118. 118
    Person with Hat
    November 30th, 2012 06:11

    I just saw the best and saddest music video ever. It was horribly wonderful. Seriously, I was full out weeping at the end of it and I never cry. EVER.

  119. 119
    TrueUgly
    November 30th, 2012 07:53

    What music video?
    I’m like that too, I don’t ever cry. My best friend nearly went into shock the one and only time he saw me cry. But the song Konstantine by Something Corporate used to be able to bring me to tears. There wasn’t even a music video, and I have absolutely no connection to it. Or maybe I do, but the singer, he just sounds so sad.
    By the way, I declare tomorrow to be no eyeliner friday. I’m gonna do it, but I kinda doubt anyone else will.

  120. 120
    Middy Joe
    November 30th, 2012 09:58

    @118 and 119-I cry. all. the. time. Also, you can get me to laugh really easily. It sorta sucks, not being able to win Graveyard or a serious contest, but I read somewhere that laughing helps lengthen your lifespan or whatever, so I’m somewhat grateful.

  121. 121
    Scorpio-Ferret
    November 30th, 2012 15:50

    @119, i’ll join you on no-eyeliner-Friday, we’ll do this together. of course, i never wear eyeliner so i might not count…

    @120, it’s easy to win Graveyard with strategy: go to sleep. or at least try.

  122. 122
    TrueUgly
    November 30th, 2012 16:52

    @121- haha, you still count.
    @120- I don’t cry, but I laugh so much, it’s not even funny.

    I read somewhere that being negative puts you at more risk for a heart attack….. I wonder if thats true…

  123. 123
    Person with Hat
    December 1st, 2012 06:28

    @119- It’s Aberdeen by Cage the Elephant. You can watch it on youtube. However I did just watch it again and found that it wasn’t nearly as sad as I remembered. I was super tired last night so maybe my judgement was clouded. It’s still good though.

  124. 124
    Person with Hat
    December 1st, 2012 06:31

    @119- I didn’t wear eyeliner today! Not that I ever do… I’ve been told several times by different people that I look like a prostitute when I wear make up so I generally avoid it.

  125. 125
    TrueUgly
    December 1st, 2012 07:44

    @124- haha, I just get told that I look goth. Which really doesnt bother me. I went very minimal on the eyeliner, because my mascara malfunctioned on the bottom lashes and I couldn’t tell where my eyes ended and my face started haha maybe I should get more sun…

  126. 126
    Middy Joe
    December 1st, 2012 09:05

    @118-TAT waaah I looked up that video and now I’m crying…poor dragon.

  127. 127
    TrueUgly
    December 1st, 2012 17:12

    @118- I looked it up too. Although I’m not crying (stone cold me over here), I feel really bad for that poor dragon. He was so misunderstood! And he looked slightly like my dog…

  128. 128
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 1st, 2012 20:11

    aaack i’m sick! maybe it’s the “Internet Bug” again… if it is i hope you all have strong immune systems, because i’m seriously not well.

  129. 129
    Midshipman K
    December 1st, 2012 20:49

    @ 102: Well, it’s true that there is a lot of nothing in the desert, even in California. Then you come upon tiny towns and you’re like, “What?”

    @Everyone who talked about sad videos: Has anyone here seen “Watch the Moon Rise On a Stormy Night”? (I think that’s what it’s called; I’ve seen it three times and it took me forever to find it again. I generally don’t go looking for things that make me cry that hard.) Anyway, I originally found it on a Leviathan playlist that someone made, but I think they took it off. It’s about a wolf and a lamb that are friends and it’s so cute and sad and because of that video I cannot cry without laughing anymore, because I laugh at my ninny self.

  130. 130
    TrueUgly
    December 2nd, 2012 00:17

    @129- is it kinda like The Fix And The Hound? I seriously hate that book, it’s so sad. Has anyone ever watched The Dear Jack Experience? I watched a preview for it and was bawling. Seriously, that guy is one of my favorite singers and he had all that thick and lucious hair and you have to watch it fall out in clumps! And this is coming from, again, stone cold me.

    So wait, am I the only UPSE fan still here? I’m reading Leviathan, but UPSE is what brought me here…

  131. 131
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 2nd, 2012 01:19

    @130, i need to read those! sadly, i can’t find them at my local library. and i haven’t seen them at Barnes&Noble book store. and the two Borders that were near me closed. and i don’t have a Kindle or Nook. so barking annoying!

    but you won’t believe how i literally stumbled across Leviathan: i was Google searching something else (what it was i don’t even remember) and i clicked on the wrong website and for the heck of it decided to poke around while i was here, and then thought wow how could i have lived without reading a single Scott Westerfeld book yet??? they look so EPIC!!! and they are.

  132. 132
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 2nd, 2012 01:20

    *just realized that i wrote waaayyyy too many run-on sentences… oops!

  133. 133
    Person with Hat
    December 2nd, 2012 06:08

    @131- You can request books to your librarian and they will either borrow it from another library or buy it for your library. So you can get it eventually.

  134. 134
    Her Imperial Maliciousness
    December 2nd, 2012 06:29

    @128- i’m sick too

  135. 135
    TrueUgly
    December 2nd, 2012 09:15

    @131- you need to read them. They are amazing.

    Guess who just watched a Michigan Wolverine hockey game from the front row? This girl! Lol

  136. 136
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 2nd, 2012 21:24

    @135 that’s so cool! i got sort of close seats to a Boston Celtics basketball game once… but front row seats are so expensive! how’d you get them?

  137. 137
    TrueUgly
    December 3rd, 2012 01:39

    @136- I’m not completely sure, my uncle got them. He also got me some Michigan football tickets a few years back, but the seats weren’t nearly as close. I was, no exaggeration, separated from a guy who looked just like my favorite singer by a half inch of glass. I nearly fainted. Haha, but I love how barbaric of a sport hockey is. As long as someone has the puck you can beat the crap out of them! Haha

  138. 138
    Person with Hat
    December 3rd, 2012 02:46

    @136- Was it in TD garden? The only time I’ve ever been there was last February when my friend’s mom dragged us there to go see disney on ice. It was DREADFUL. But I’ve never actually been to a real sports game.

  139. 139
    TrueUgly
    December 3rd, 2012 05:09

    La-la-la-la-la…. I’m really bored. Is anyone else on?

  140. 140
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 3rd, 2012 05:42

    @138, yes, of COURSE it was at the TD Garden! that’s home for the Boston Celtics and Bruins! yeah, i used to love Disney on ice, then my little sister loved it, and now i just think it’s weird.

    arrgh still sick i have a fever that’s got close to 104 F. :(

  141. 141
    Joo Dee
    December 3rd, 2012 06:02

    @140- its ok i’m really sick too my throat is all messed up and this morning i couldnt talk

  142. 142
    Person with Hat
    December 3rd, 2012 06:16

    @140- Yeah… my friends and I hid in the bathroom for a good 45 minutes before being asked to leave.

    Sorry you’re sick, I’m sick too but it’s only a cold.

  143. 143
    TrueUgly
    December 3rd, 2012 06:29

    I seriously just sent out a text saying “hey, I lost my phone, will you call it?”
    10 people have called me. I need smarter friends. XD

  144. 144
    TrueUgly
    December 3rd, 2012 06:40

    wow, this place has really picked up since I came back… I’m not sure if that’s good or bad…

  145. 145
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 3rd, 2012 20:12

    @143 that’s hilarious! wow, those are some seriously dumb people. no offense, i know they’re your friends, but wow.

    so… in my spare time, i’m writing a new parody! i’m thinking it’ll be something like a Message Lizard’s Love Ballad, but i can’t find any songs that i want to put it to. anyone got suggestions?

  146. 146
    Emmiline
    December 4th, 2012 00:13

    @143 Who needs smarter friends when you have all the brilliant, if virtual, people of the Westerblog.

  147. 147
    TrueUgly
    December 4th, 2012 04:01

    @146- true. Haha, it was funny though.

    @145- hmmmm… How about Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects? I think that could work….

  148. 148
    Middy Joe
    December 4th, 2012 04:24

    @143-Once i left my phone at home, then when i came back and looked at it to see if i had gotten any texts, my mom had texted me “hey you left your phone at home”

  149. 149
    TrueUgly
    December 4th, 2012 07:54

    @148- haha, that sounds like something my mom would do xD I’d never let her forget that one lol

  150. 150
    Middy Joe
    December 4th, 2012 09:45

    Sooo bored…i still have homework to do ugh…..why do my friends all have two hours of homeworkand i have like six hours????

  151. 151
    TrueUgly
    December 4th, 2012 16:54

    @150- that’s what I always wonder. It’s like we have all the same classes, and if anything I’m more productive than you, and I still have way more homework than you. How does that work? I think that’s one of those questions to whip out at the math teacher when you’re upset. The other question being “when will I ever use this in real life?” (most of them just say “on the quiz” :P)

  152. 152
    Rose
    December 4th, 2012 17:09

    @151 I actually came up with an answer to that eternal “will we ever use this math in real life?” question. The answer is yes, if you become a math teacher.

  153. 153
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 4th, 2012 23:33

    @147, i might get that to work… wait- lightbulb!
    or were you just recommending the song because you like them??? ;)

  154. 154
    TrueUgly
    December 5th, 2012 02:27

    @152- I’ve never met anyone who wants to be a math teacher when they grow up. Unless they hate children. Haha.

    @153- kinda both…. Wait, you remember that day so long ago when I was going on and on about that? Lol that is impressive (:

  155. 155
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 5th, 2012 06:44

    @154, while i’d like to claim i remember, my time on Westerblog actually isn’t that long. you’ve all just gotten used to me. no, i had a hunch, as they’re a Boy-Band with long-haired blue eyed guys. so what’d i miss on that long-ago day?

  156. 156
    TrueUgly
    December 5th, 2012 07:25

    @155- they are not a boy band, just a band.
    I went and spent two hours on YouTube watching their music videos and then posted the lyrics to a few of their songs on here… And how’d you know about the blue eyes? Are you a fan too?

  157. 157
    Middy Joe
    December 5th, 2012 07:44

    @151-I’m noooot productive…at all…i just sit there and read while everyone is doing their homework then do it all later that night…maybe thats my problem

  158. 158
    TrueUgly
    December 5th, 2012 07:51

    @157- ah, I see. I have a really short attention span. I didn’t know that until I had Michigan history, but trust me I do. Lol

    So I just found out that my piano is 115 years old. That is epic. Lol

  159. 159
    Midshipman K
    December 5th, 2012 10:51

    So, since most of us here are Leviathan fans, I am going to assume we all know the significance of an airship called the Hindenburg. Today at school, I got to see 1930s newsreels of its crash. In history class, you ask? No. In chemistry.

    Oh, yes. I got to see a gigantic, hydrogen-filled airship burst into flames. My chemistry teacher (who is awesome, nothing against her) was trying to illustrate a point about hydrogen being extremely reactive. My classmates are the kind of stupid people who are like, “Cool, action movie!” Then she showed us another video so we could see people jumping out of the gondola. Now worse: they thought it was funny.

    Then we went back into the lab, created a chemical mixture that released hydrogen, and set it on fire. And that was my first period. Brilliant way to start the day, aye?

  160. 160
    Midshipman K
    December 5th, 2012 11:00

    And since I haven’t been on here is SO BARKING LONG, I’m going to say,

    @150: I’m not in all honors and I somehow have so much more time consumed by homework than all honors kids. I feel your pain. (Actually, I’m supposed to be doing homework right now….)

    @143: My friends and I were recently discussing that backstage. It’s hilarious, but also sad. Sometimes I wonder if people know that when they text it’s between electronic devices, not telepathy.

    (Backstage? Yes, I had a Nutcracker-filled weekend; my legs hate me right now. I kept wondering what Deryn would say about (literally) dancing on your toes. Another thing I don’t understand about the world is their conception of ballet, but I won’t go into that because then I’ll just be rambling. Like I’m not already. XD)

    I love how everyone comes on here, even if they’re sick….Feel better, guys! (If you don’t already.)

  161. 161
    Midshipman K
    December 5th, 2012 11:10

    Oh! And a few more things:

    My APEuro and English classes are sort of under the impression that I’ve read Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes because I was carrying around Leviathan (by Scott-la, guys) last week. Because I would totally read such a boring book….(meaning the one by Hobbes). And I was carrying it around because I had an Algebra II test. It’s my safety blanket. XD

    Also, I have a friend who has read the Leviathan trilogy, but a long time ago. We were talking about something to do with the Hapsburgs in P.E. because we had an APEuro test and she asked me why I cared so much about the family….

    It took her a moment to remember who Franz and Sophie were, and then how they were connected to a boy named Alek. Then she proceeded to not remember who Deryn was, and I began to explain the entire plot and how it was connected to history. She didn’t even know it was alternate history! *facepalm*

    I wasn’t angry, though; it was actually really amusing, because I proceeded to spout out summaries of those helpful author’s notes….LOL I’m such a history nerd and these books are such an excuse to go nuts.

    Okay, I think I’m done rambling this time. I think.

  162. 162
    Midshipman K
    December 5th, 2012 11:27

    Okay, okay, one more thing. One of our Lord of the Flies vocabulary words is ‘leviathan’. I’m done now! I swear! XD

  163. 163
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 5th, 2012 15:49

    @156, no, i’m no fan. this is the first time i’ve heard of them. actually, i was an obedient person and looked up the song on YouTube and watched the music video along with it… why not? and every so often this guy with scarily pale eyes stares up at the viewer…

    @162, Lord of the FLIES? what kind of book is this? my first reaction was to think: weird. if it’s actually good, no offense.

  164. 164
    TrueUgly
    December 5th, 2012 16:08

    @163- yup, that’s Tyson Ritter for ya lol
    And lord of the flies is an extremely twisted book where these kids get stuck on an island and kill a pig to eat and eventually eat eachother, I think… I wouldnt know, my brother read it, not me.

  165. 165
    MsMitchell
    December 6th, 2012 00:25

    Hey, Scott! I’ve finished read your book Uglies and I just loved it! I’m from Brasil and really was surprised to see this post! It means so much. I’ll read the other books soon and I truly hope you continue to write this way.

  166. 166
    TrueUgly
    December 6th, 2012 01:12

    So I just found out that my piano is about 115 years old. It’s in decent condition, but could really stand to be refinished. The company was sold to Yamaha, but they totally ignored me when I posted my question to their facebook page! That is just upsetting…

  167. 167
    Middy Me
    December 6th, 2012 03:21

    @162 – According to my English teacher we’re going to read Lord of the Flies next year. I already read it, and it was good, it sort of got really twisted at the end and I didn’t really get it.
    I wanted to read The Book Thief, by Markus Zuzak. Has anybody here read it??

  168. 168
    TrueUgly
    December 6th, 2012 04:09

    So. Much . Homework. So. Little. Attentionspan.
    URGGGH!

  169. 169
    TrueUgly
    December 6th, 2012 04:57

    Well. I finished my homework. I’m still ticked off about my piano. But my cat…. He’s crushing my foot. Hehe, silly chubby kitty.

  170. 170
    Person with Hat
    December 6th, 2012 05:49

    Woah… That’s a lot of comments. I read them but I don’t remeber them well enough to respond to them so… sprechen wir von etwas Interessantes, ja?
    ;)

  171. 171
    Rose
    December 6th, 2012 07:36

    @170 sadly, I don’t speak German, so I have no idea what you said. But my plan in life is to become an exchange student to Germany (like my art teacher!) and learn to speak the language fluently (again, like my art teacher). Then I’ll be fluent in two languages and semi-fluent in a third.

  172. 172
    TrueUgly
    December 6th, 2012 07:38

    Vielleicht wenn der Raum leer ist.
    Vielleicht wenn die Flasche die volle.
    Vielleicht wenn die Tür brachen wird nach unten kann die Liebe zu brechen in
    Vielleicht wenn ich mit den denken fertig,
    Vielleicht können Sie mich für ganze
    Vielleicht wenn ich mit Endungen fertig bin kann beginnen. 
    Bin kann beginnen.
    Bin kann beginnen.

    Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin. 
    Ich werde Ihre Garage Band König sein. 
    Können Sie mir sagen warum Sie nicht nur in passen. 
    Und wie willst du etwas sein zu können. 

    Vielleicht wenn Ihr Haar wird dunkler. 
    Vielleicht wenn ihr Augen weiten. 
    Vielleicht wenn die Wände sind kleiner wird es mehr Raum. 
    Und vielleicht wenn Ich bin nicht so müde.
    Vielleicht Sie können eintreffen.
    Vielleicht wenn Ich Suche Dinge die ich nicht ersetzen kann.
    Ich nicht ersetzen kann.
    Ich nicht ersetzen kann. 

    Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin. 
    Ich werde Ihre Garage Band König sein. 
    Können Sie mir sagen warum Sie nicht nur in passen. 
    Und wie willst du etwas sein zu können. 
    Wenn ich Ihre erste echte Herzschmerz sein. 
    Ich würd es immer wieder tun. 
    Und Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin.
    Ich wurde Ihre Heroin sein. 

    Ich hätte nie gedacht du würdest davorn. 
    Ich habe nie geträumt würden sie. 
    Sie lass dein leben vorbel,
    Sie fragen ob sie sollten. 

    Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin. 
    Ich werde Ihre Garage Band König sein. 
    Können Sie mir sagen warum Sie nicht nur in passen. 
    Und wie willst du etwas sein zu können. 
    Wenn ich Ihre erste echte Herzschmerz sein. 
    Ich würd es immer wieder tun. 
    Und Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin.
    Ich wurde Ihre Heroin sein. 

    Whoa, du weißt, du willst mich brennen meine Brücken. 
    Whoa, wissen sie, man kann einfach nicht lassen sie es auf sich wirken. 
    Sie können meine heroine sein. 
    Sie können meine heroine sein. 

    I just Said something along The Lines of
    Maybe when the room is empty,
    Maybe when the bottle’s full
    Maybe when the door gets broke down
    Love can break in.
    And maybe when I’m done with thinking.
    Maybe you can think me whole.
    Maybe when I’m done with endings
    This can begin.
    This can begin. This can begin.
    If you could be my punk rock princess,
    I would he your garage band king,
    You could tell me why you just don’t fit in,
    And how you’re gonna be something.

    If you want to know the rest, put it into google translate. Mind the typing errors and the drug reference. I didn’t write the song, I just love it. I do not endorse drugs, nor does the man who wrote this song. It’s Punk Rock Princess by Something Corporate if you wanted to hear it.
    Thank you.

  173. 173
    TrueUgly
    December 6th, 2012 07:41

    @171- that would be so cool! Hehe as seen above, I just know the lyrics to my favorite songs in German :P wish I knew somethings other than those because one holds a drug reference and the other is just completely unrelatable lol

  174. 174
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 6th, 2012 15:51

    @166, whoa, so you’re piano was from the late 1800s? that’s awesome! which also means it survived WWI AND WWII! wow!

    @170, ja. :D

    @171/172, now i’ll have to look up the English lyrics and i’ll have a bunch of new German vocab to study! yay! now this is how teachers should teach foreign languages- play a song for the class that they’ll like, and then say “well you liked it so now go find it in English” but they don’t give you the song title.

  175. 175
    TrueUgly
    December 6th, 2012 16:51

    @174- yeah, it’s pretty cool. Just to think that my dad had been planning to burn it makes me…. Urg.
    Yes! Lol I’m a genius! I have developed a new way to teach foreign languages! ^-^

  176. 176
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 7th, 2012 03:13

    @175, that’s how i got interested in German, and learned some of my first vocabulary. so i can’t hold a meaningful conversation but i can ask if you know what a capacitor is… ;)

    @TrueUgly’s Dad: no. you. don’t. you take one step closer with those matches and i virtually attack you. that piano is an important piece of history, man!

  177. 177
    TrueUgly
    December 7th, 2012 03:20

    @176- haha, well he won’t now. My grandpa did that to my grandma’s piano though, so it kinda runs in his family. Lol

  178. 178
    Middy Me
    December 7th, 2012 03:35

    @72- That looks cool, I’ll check out the song. The only song I know in German is 99 Luftballons (I wonder if I wrote that right..), even if I don’t know exactly what it means.
    I’ve actually been thinking about reading a book in german, even if I know almost nothing. I guess I would have to go around with a dictionary too.
    That’s what I used to do when I was learning english and reading Harry Potter :)

  179. 179
    Middy Joe
    December 7th, 2012 08:20

    @167-OH. MY. GOSH. The Book Theif is the most amazing book you will EVER read, besides Leviathan. It is funny and sad and exiting and…just read it now! It’s great, I swear!

  180. 180
    Joo Dee
    December 7th, 2012 09:37

    @179- specials makes me cry

  181. 181
    Midshipman K
    December 7th, 2012 11:38

    @163: The title Lord of the Flies is a reference to the devil. Anyway, it’s about school boys stranded on an uncharted island in the middle of a fictional nuclear WWIII. The point is to explore the psychological causes for violence through these boys to show that any one of us has the capacity to become Nazi-like. (The book was written in response to William Golding’s (the author’s) experience in WWII and books like Coral Island.) It’s actually quite fascinating and extremely disturbing. My favorite character is going to die, I just know it….

    @167: There are a lot of books that should be read in school but aren’t, and many books that are taught and shouldn’t be….I LOVE THE BOOK THIEF. Everyone must read this book before they die.

    @170&172: *hangs head in shame* Couldn’t you talk about food or household items? My vocabulary sucks….

    @176: Ja, because of Leviathan I can say weird things in German, too. XD

    @178: Reading Harry Potter and learning English? That would be so awesome! Too bad it’s my first language….But I do have the sixth one in Spanish. And what I’m pretty sure is a biography (from my grandparents’ house; I think it’s over 100 years old) in German. But what I really want is Leviathan in German….Especially to see how they would’ve put “Clanker-talk” from Deryn’s point of view since she couldn’t speak German in the first book.

  182. 182
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 7th, 2012 15:51

    @181, wow, at least Harry Potter in Spanish is useful and makes sense. my Latin teacher found all of them, i think, in Latin. although all the spells are direct Latin. not even derivatives.
    Nox! Exspecto Patronum! Oppugno! Lumos! J.K. Rowling even got the cases, uses, person, number, tense, all that stuff right!

    as for German, i am very limited. if it’s not a LBG quote, chances are i can’t spell it. but i will try:
    (person) Spricht du Deustch?
    (me) nein… ein bisschen… Weißt du, was ein Kondensator ist? :)

  183. 183
    TrueUgly
    December 7th, 2012 16:57

    @180- I know right! Me too. Every time I read it. Poor Zane ):
    @181- hey, I translated part of mine. Its simple enough. But google translate might mix the words up a bit lol

    So I found someone to look at my piano. I have no intention of getting rid of it, but it’s missing like 13 hammers, so it could use a fixing. It would be epic if in like WWII someone hid like millions of dollars in it and there’s currently a pile of cash within my piano. But I’ll find out soon lol

  184. 184
    Person with Hat
    December 7th, 2012 20:20

    @179- I read it three times WITH OUT CRYING!!! It’s really good though, I love it.

  185. 185
    Middy Me
    December 8th, 2012 05:07

    @179 – Yeah, it’s just so well written! When I was reading I couldn’t believe that I had not heard about this book before. It’s simply a masterpiece. Everyone here: go read it. NOW.

    @181 – Spanish is my first language, and well, it was pretty tiring carrying a dictionary all day, but when I asked my parents what a word meant, they didn’t know either! So there I go with my dictionary :)
    The book I would like to read in german is Fearless, by Cornelia Funke. The book will come out in english next year, but it would be so cool to read it in the original language, but I guess I would have to go around again with a dictionary!

    @184 – Barking spiders!!! How on earth could you read that book without crying!!???

  186. 186
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 8th, 2012 21:03

    @185, wait, Cornelia Funke is German? whoa, i never knew that. she writes some cool stuff! thank you for informing me.

  187. 187
    Middy Me
    December 8th, 2012 23:14

    @186 – Yeah, she’s one of my favorite authors. Along with Scott-la, of course :)

  188. 188
    Midshipman K
    December 9th, 2012 06:18

    @184: HOW. COULD. YOU. READ. IT. WITHOUT. CRYING? (I’m not mad, just stunned. Maybe I’m too wussy, but I don’t think I could ever read it without crying….)

    @187: I’ve only read the Ink trilogy, but I couldn’t finish Inkdeath because I got annoyed. There wasn’t enough of Dustfinger and Farid….But I liked the first two books. ^^

  189. 189
    Her Imperial Maliciousness
    December 9th, 2012 09:49

    to anyone who can read specials w/out crying,
    POOR ZANE-LA

  190. 190
    TrueUgly
    December 9th, 2012 17:28

    @189- I completely agree. Poor Zane-la. He didnt deserve to die like that!

  191. 191
    TrueUgly
    December 10th, 2012 01:38

    much snow is falling here… like, a lot. lol

  192. 192
    TrueUgly
    December 10th, 2012 01:42

    Oh my gosh! it’s the 10th (in austrailia) and I still don’t have a Chritmas tree. or any decorations, for that matter.

  193. 193
    Rose
    December 10th, 2012 02:24

    @191 It’s snowing here, too! But I’m in Minnesota, not Australia.

  194. 194
    TrueUgly
    December 10th, 2012 02:28

    I’m in Michigan lol
    So I have a story for all of you

    So last night I got out of bed and went to the washroom. As I walked in I saw my makeup case, which I rarely ever close the zipper on, looked it had a piece of fuzz in it. Now, since I have two dogs, lots of fuzzy dog fur is not exactly a rarity, but I still thought it was a bit weird that there would be some in my makeup, but didn’t think much on it. I opened up my makeup case, about to reach in and pluck out this little fuzzball but instead of a fuzzball I find… A GIANT SPIDER THAT HAS WOVEN A SUPER WEB ALL OVER THE TOP OF MY MAKEUP STUFF! what a jerk!

    I look at him, he looks at me. I then say, “good spider, you seem to have made your home in a place that is inconvenient for me which will result in the ruination of your web at least once a day. It would be best for both of us if you moved.”

    He looked at me for what seemed a very long time. Then, suddenly, he drew daggers and leaped at my face. I got my shield up just in the nick of time, and drew my sword. It was a good fight, he was quick, but I had training.

    Back and forth it went, neither of us giving quarter. Until he made a fatal mistake; when he should have cut right, but he cut left and onto the treacherous slope of Tenggelam. This was my chance! I swung and, as agile as he was, I clipped him, sending him sliding into the cavern below. Although bittersweet, victory was mine. I took a moment to rest, it had been an arduous fight.

    I looked down into the chasm, he was climbing up the slope! I admired his determination. I didn’t know what to do, I hadn’t wanted to fight him in the first place and there was no way I could kill him now.

    All of a sudden, thunder rolled overhead and rain began to fall into the depths of the rift. Soon the cliff side was slick and he was no longer making progress; just clinging to the side with all his might. As I watched, his grip loosened and finally he fell. Back down into the abyss he slid, a lone cry of despair rising above the thunder.

    …I found a spider in my makeup case last night and washed it down the sink.

  195. 195
    Middy Joe
    December 10th, 2012 03:19

    @194-It’s like Shelob in Lord of the Rings

  196. 196
    Middy Joe
    December 10th, 2012 03:22

    And also that made me laugh SO HARD

  197. 197
    Middy Joe
    December 10th, 2012 03:29

    I’m doing a science project; we had to choose an animal and learn about its scientific classification. I thought hard about the animal, and I finally picked the red slender loris. It has these HUGE eyes and I found a picture of one, went up to my friend, showed her the picture, and then said “it’s waaatching yoooou!” in my best creepy Gollum-ish voice. She shreiked and ran away (the coward! it’s just Bovril’s cousin!)
    Sad fact: In 1900 there were 50,000 of these bug-eyed mammals, now there’s only 4,000. :(
    Also, they were researched by the Zoological Society of London. :)

  198. 198
    TrueUgly
    December 10th, 2012 03:47

    @Middy Joe-haha, yes! Thank you.
    And that is sad. I love small creatures with huge eyes. Especially lorises (lori?) but that would be extraordinarily creepy lol

  199. 199
    Midshipman K
    December 10th, 2012 04:26

    @194: You totally freaked me out for a second, then I was just laughing. Excited for The Hobbit, are we?

    @197: Aw, cute. ^^ I wish I could research something fun like that….

    And on my German Learning Game App they’re finally teaching me verb conjugations! <3 Since Spanish class, I have a strange love of verb conjugations….Probably because they're easy….And actually make me feel like I learning the language, not just vocabulary. And cases, too, which are actually incredibly hard in German, until I noticed a pattern that I should've noticed a LONG time ago….Dummkopf me….

  200. 200
    Middy Joe
    December 10th, 2012 04:32

    200!!!

  201. 201
    Middy Joe
    December 10th, 2012 04:33

    @199-?????????? I suck at learning languages, even Spanish…the words just slip out of my mind…..

  202. 202
    Midshipman K
    December 10th, 2012 04:45

    Well, Spanish for me only got easy in my fourth year, because I had an awesome teacher…. Now languages are pretty easy for me, if they use the Roman Alphabet….(Teaching myself Korean hasn’t been going so well because I’m still on the alphabet….) It used to be quite frustrating though. Like French. I can get some French because of my Spanish, but my sister has a whole magazine in French with an article about Harry Potter that I CAN’T BARKING READ. It’s so annoying.

  203. 203
    Rose
    December 10th, 2012 04:54

    @202 I have a friend who speaks fluent Spanish(he from Costa Rica) and we talk about languages a lot. He did this international trip thing once and met some Italians who didn’t speak English or Spanish (or French, which he also speaks) so they spoke Italian and he spoke Spanish back and they understood each other just fine.
    Translation: if you speak Spanish, you can basically communicate with someone speaking Italian.

  204. 204
    Midshipman K
    December 10th, 2012 05:54

    @203: Oh, I know. That’s why I could read Portuguese (mostly; not the whole Bonus Chapter). But your friend also knows French and there’s actually a considerable part of Italian that’s more like French than Spanish, as I learned while writing my NaNoWriMo novel. “No grazie” is a lot like “No gracias”, but “fromaggio” is a lot closer to “fromage” than “queso.” (No, my story was not all about cheese. XD And I hope I spelled all that right….)

  205. 205
    TrueUgly
    December 10th, 2012 06:08

    I’m completely lost. I speak a little German, and can say “Yes, I love the donkey!” in Spanish.(don’t even ask. I’m not even sure how I know that) the only other thing I can do in a foreign language is count to ten in Korean. I feel boring compared to everyone else lol

  206. 206
    Her Imperial Maliciousness
    December 10th, 2012 09:45

    @194- ew spiders my mom was sweeping my room this morning when i was still in bed and she said there was a spider in my room

  207. 207
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 10th, 2012 15:43

    whoaa i didn’t realize there were so many comments
    @194, that story is epic! what a battle!

    @195, that’s exactly what i was thinking!

    @197, it’s Science Fair project time for me. i don’t know if your school does all this, but here in Boston where all the geeks are, everyone has to participate at their school, and then if you qualify for City-Wide that’s great, and high schoolers get to try for Nationals and Internationals. but the lorises are awesome.

    @199, you have a German Learning App? please tell me what it’s called! i finally have an Apple product of my own and i plan to go hog-wild on the apps.

    @206 if you’re nice to spiders the spiders are nice to you.

  208. 208
    Camila
    December 10th, 2012 17:05

    @204 – you know, spanish is my first language, and though you can kind of understand italian, I for one, found it easier to read the bonus chapter in portuguese than other stuff I’ve tried to read in italian.

    I also know how to count in japanese :)

    Oh, I just remembered something! I was talking to a friend the other day about how I want to travel the world when I grow up, and all of a sudden she says “yes, no, thank you and I don’t understand”. I go like “hmm…what are you talking about?”. She said that of you know those four things in every language, you can go anywhere with no trouble. I guess you could :) :P

  209. 209
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 04:06

    Ahhh…i know at least one word in a couple languages…
    @208-I used to know the Japanese way to multiply

  210. 210
    Midshipman K
    December 11th, 2012 06:10

    @207: The app is called Mindsnacks. They have lots of languages and SATs. It’s all games, really, but it’s actually very addicting and I’m actually learning the words. Getting the first level is free, but to get the next fifty, you have to pay $4.99 (at least where I am; I don’t know about you ’cause I know things are way more expensive in places like Canada (coughbookscough)). I thought it was an alright price, though….

    Although, your slug avatar does get progressively worse, starting with a baby. You’d think it would get smarter along with you. XD (CAVEMAN?! REALLY?! And then a DUNCE CAP? XD)

  211. 211
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 06:56

    Eeeeeeeey sexy Kaito
    Look up “Vocaloid Gangnam Style” it made me laugh SO HARD!

  212. 212
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 07:23

    I wrote a poem about the slenderman! It’s amazing:
    There once was a man named Slendy

    He lived all alone

    In a little hovel

    A cracked and dirty home

    No one like the Slenderman

    No matter how he tried

    Everyone who saw him

    Guess what? They all died!

    Slendy tried to hide it

    He felt really bad

    But one day he went crazy

    Absolutely mad!

    He went on a rampage

    Through cities Slendy ran

    He kidnapped all the children

    Is it safe for any man?

    Watch outside your windows

    Sleep with one eye open, my friend

    Or you may meet the Slenderman

    And you will meet you end

  213. 213
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 11th, 2012 08:27

    @212 that’s a great piece of poetry! it’s so true! but i’m reading this late at night so of course now i’m totally terrified. maybe i should go to sleep now…

    @210 thanks for the app name! yay now i can learn languages!

  214. 214
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 10:03

    @213-Thanks! And I just watched a video where someone was talking about actually seeing Slendy and they were all like “it’s no joke…i may die soon…help me please!” and they showed a picture, so now i’m REALLY freaked out and getting paranoid…

  215. 215
    Slendy
    December 11th, 2012 10:07

    I’m…watching…you…

  216. 216
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 10:07

    @Slendy-Beat it. :)

  217. 217
    Midshipman K
    December 11th, 2012 10:09

    @212: That is a nice poem. I can’t write poetry to save my life. I admire you greatly!

    @213: You’re welcome. ^^

    @214: WWDOAD? XD That’s not so catchy, but it’s supposed to be What Would Deryn Or Alek Do?

  218. 218
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 10:11

    @217-Thank you! I appreciate it.

  219. 219
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 10:13

    Also-WWDOAD? Ummm…Deryn wouldn’t be scared in the first place, and Alek would count on Deryn to rescue him if he saw Slendy.

  220. 220
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 10:16

    tweet tweet~<('')

  221. 221
    Middy Joe
    December 11th, 2012 10:33

    So i’m looking back at the Forum Meet-Up Transcript and i notice two questions i didn’t notice before. And all i can think is:
    Scott??? NOT a nerdfighter??? You, John, and Hank are my role models!!! You guys INSPIRED me to be a nerdfighter!
    And also, Scott, you don’t know who Slenderman is??? That’s…too bad. Everyone should know about Slendy.

  222. 222
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 11th, 2012 15:36

    @215, so’s Chuck Norris ;)

    @219, you’ve got that one right. but i think Alek might mistake Slendy at first for a “godless Darwinist abomination”

  223. 223
    TrueUgly
    December 12th, 2012 01:23

    I think Slendy is German… Lol at least all of the other names for him are. (Der Ritter – The Knight) what I don’t understand is how he looks in windows and eats children without a face. Lol

  224. 224
    Person with Hat
    December 12th, 2012 03:53

    Hey guys, I know it was a while back that we were talking about songs that describe our life. I didn’t participate in that disscussion because I couldn’t really think of a suiting song for me. BUT I JUST FOUND ONE! So I have to tell you. It’s the Some Nights Intro by Fun. . Not the actual Some Nights song, the intro. I think it works nicely for my life at the moment.

  225. 225
    Middy Me
    December 12th, 2012 05:27

    @224 – A song that would describe my life is kind of hard, I guess I’d change it like every two weeks. But right now, it would be Royal Blue, by Cold War Kids. I bought their CD a few weeks ago, and I just can’t stop listening to it!

  226. 226
    TrueUgly
    December 12th, 2012 06:18

    Haha, yeah. Mine changes weekly. Sometimes by the minute.

    I’ve realized that there is constantly music playing in my head (it’s stuff that’s already been written lol) and if it stops, I’m either extremely bored or completely brain dead. It’s awful and wonderful at the same time.

  227. 227
    Middy Joe
    December 12th, 2012 07:12

    @226-that happens to me…ALL the time…it’s usually really annoying or really awesome.

  228. 228
    TrueUgly
    December 12th, 2012 07:44

    @227- it’s only annoying when I only know part of the song. And the part doesn’t even rhyme! Or it makes people look at you like you’re crazy while you sing it (saying “We’re not gonna lie, son you just might die, get you on that morphine drip, drip” while attempting to open a locker will get you quite a few looks. Just saying… Not that I would know… Lol)

    See, it helped because I had this über boring class last trimester, and my little mental iPod kicked in everyday. And I still passed the class lol I had an A actually.

  229. 229
    Midshipman K
    December 12th, 2012 11:07

    @songs: If I had a song for my life it would go: “I’m almoooooost dooone with my hoooomework/Wait, no the teacher assigned ten pages mooooooore/ Too bad I have five tests this weeeeek/ Guess I’ll never finish that booooooook…..” If that even has a tune. XD I don’t think anyone’s written a song like that.

    But, guys, seriously. I haven’t read a book that I actually picked out because I wanted to read it during free time since….The first day of school. At least A Separate Peace was good….

    I have no free time. I have to study for finals over Christmas break! *weeps*

  230. 230
    Person with Hat
    December 12th, 2012 15:13

    @229- Ugh. Finals. I have to study for them over Christmas, too. And I have this massive project due the day after vacation which I haven’t even started yet…

    As for songs, I always have a song stuck in my head. When I don’t have a song stuck in my head, something is seriously wrong.

  231. 231
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 12th, 2012 15:40

    @PWH, i love the song Some Nights. it’s really great. i wrote a parody- wait that’s lying. i tweaked the lyrics just a bit, changed a few words here and there and presto! it’s Alek singing about all his inner conflicts and about Deryn. and so now i have a jumbled-up version constantly in my head, flip-flopping between the original lyrics and mine…

    aaargh projects over break get me annoyed. they mean no Westerblog time and no catching up on Anime episodes and work on vacation.

    so, who believes the world’s gonna end? not me! certainly not the teachers.

  232. 232
    TrueUgly
    December 12th, 2012 16:52

    I don’t think the world will end. It’s still fun to go on Facebook the next day and just post “died when the world ended”. Some kids at my school were saying that they actually started training the military for a zombie apocalypse. I don’t believe that either. Lol

  233. 233
    Middy Miles
    December 13th, 2012 00:32

    @166. What does it look like? Are old pianos awesome?
    @167. Read The Book Thief. It is amazing by all standards.
    @178. Learning English? You mean, like, when you were a very little child or as a second (or third or whatever) language? Because if you were reading Harry Potter (or having it read to you) when you were young, you are not the only one.
    @192. We went until the 23rd without putting our tree up last year. Bam.
    @194. *laughs hysterically* best super-short embellished story ever. EVER.
    @202. What grades are you guys in? I’ve taken all the Spanish I can so far, and that’s only two years. I can take it for the next two, but I have a feeling you haven’t graduated high school and therefore have more foreign language opportunities then I do. :( Also, you are annoying for being able to speak/even remotely understand more than just English and a bit of some other language.
    @206. Wait. Your mom sweeps your room?
    @209. I know how to say one word in about twenty different languages. “No.” Also, is their multiplication different than ours?
    @214. What’s the video called?
    @217. WWDSD is so much more catchy. It just slides off the tongue :)
    @224. I’m officially obsessed with that song, by the way. I love it. You wish your lips could build a castle?
    @226. People often think that I would be having deep, philosophical thoughts while I’m spacing out (or really at any given point in my life), but really I’m just listening to music in my head. Always. I rarely don’t have a song stuck in my head.
    @229. Our finals are before Christmas break :). And I no what you mean. The term “free time” is a distant, happy memory…
    @231. Hah! I do that, but it’s translating the bits I can into Spanish. For example, I cannot think of “The City is Ours” by Big Time Rush or “What Makes You Beautiful” by 1D completely in English anymore. And my Spanish is very limited. *sings* Es qué hace tu belleza… Tenemos el ciudad…

  234. 234
    Middy Miles
    December 13th, 2012 00:34

    The world will totally end this year.
    Sorry. My sarcasm just went into such overdrive that it went deadpan.

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    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 13th, 2012 01:26

    @232, as long as someone in your house cooks there’s no need for military preparation for a Zombie Apocalypse. there’s meat/vegetable knives, heavy frying pans, and cheese graters. i fight guerrilla style!

    @234, you know they’ve come out with the new Mayan Calendars right?
    :D i’m kidding.

  236. 236
    Middy Me
    December 13th, 2012 03:51

    @233 – English is my second language, and I’m learning German as my third.
    I started reading Harry Potter when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I just loved those books! They’re still some of my favorites.
    On my eleventh birthday I wished so hard for my Hogwarts letter to come…:(

    @226 – I hate it when there’s a song in my head and I don’t know which one it is. That’s maddening! But it’s usually one I know, and if it’s not in my head, then I’m listening to it. I just can’t be more than an hour without hearing some music. When it’s all quiet I feel like there’s something missing from my world.

  237. 237
    TrueUgly
    December 13th, 2012 04:25

    Yes, really old Everett upright grand pianos are awesome! They have the carved cabinets and… Epic.

    I heard that the Myan calendar didn’t count leap years so the world actually ended like four years ago. Lol and I thought it was the 21st, not the 12th that the world would end on? Either way, it won’t lol

  238. 238
    Person with Hat
    December 13th, 2012 04:28

    First off, the world is not ending. Or not on the 21st anyway.

    Secondly, at 12:12 today my teacher stopped class so we could all take a picture of the clock (cuz you know, the date is 12/12/12 at 12:12)

    And thirdly
    @231 and 233- Yes, I do love Some Nights but have you guys heard the intro to it, cuz that’s what I’m talking about. Also, have you seen pictures of the singer in fun. ? He is VERY attractive. Sorry, that was quite shallow.

  239. 239
    Her Imperial Maliciousness
    December 13th, 2012 05:36

    yea my mom sweeps my room i’m sorry i’m just lazy ok?

  240. 240
    TrueUgly
    December 13th, 2012 05:55

    @239- I know, it’s just fun to hear people freak out about it.
    And I SO know what you mean, but that’s not shallow at all. If you would have said he was ugly and then you didn’t like the song because if that, that would be shallow.

    So I totally died when the world ended (it’s totally bogus), but now I’m part of the zombie apocalypse! How icy! Haha pretty talk.

  241. 241
    Middy Miles
    December 13th, 2012 06:03

    @236. I am officially jealous of you. It would be so cool to know several different languages (or even more than one fluently)
    @238. Yes, I have seen the lead singer. He’s not so much attractive to me, but familiar to someone who I can’t quite remember. So you can have him and I’ll just try to figure out who he is. And again I ask: do you really wish that your lips could build a castle?
    @240. As for the business about the world ending, it is supposedly going to happen on the 21st, not today.

  242. 242
    Person with Hat
    December 13th, 2012 06:07

    @240- I just try not to get caught up in people’s appearances.
    And it has been decided that when the world ends, I will become an undead Vampie; half vampire, half zombie.

  243. 243
    Person with Hat
    December 13th, 2012 06:08

    @241- Actually, lips building a castle sounds quite painful, but it would also be awesome.

  244. 244
    TrueUgly
    December 13th, 2012 06:35

    @242- I’m just gonna be a zombie, but I’m gonna run around quoting Buffy the Vampire slayer (“I may be dead, but I’m still pretty”) just because I can mwahahahaha!

  245. 245
    Middy Joe
    December 13th, 2012 08:24

    Whoah….that’s like 50 comments…i only read the first six or something…

  246. 246
    Middy Joe
    December 13th, 2012 08:26

    Who the —- wants to die alone, all dried up in the desert sun…

  247. 247
    Middy Joe
    December 13th, 2012 08:30

    ~my heart’s breakin’ for my sister
    and the con that she call love
    and when i look into my nephew’s eyes
    man, you won’t believe
    the most amazing things
    that can come fro-o-om
    some terrible lies!~

  248. 248
    Middy Joe
    December 13th, 2012 08:31

    @223-the video is called “HELP! I SAW THE SLENDERMAN!”

  249. 249
    Middy Joe
    December 13th, 2012 08:32

    I meant @233

  250. 250
    SteampunkJedi
    December 13th, 2012 09:29

    It’s 12/12/12!
    I don’t know, I just think it’s cool. This sort of date won’t happen for a loooongg time.

  251. 251
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 13th, 2012 15:44

    ok, so who’s going to live another hundred years with me so we can all say we’ve been through TWO 12/12/12s? let’s DO this!

    still singing alternate Some Nights…
    ~This is it boys, This is War!
    What are we waiting for? Why don’t we break the rules already?
    All I ever heard was Clanker hype-but Darwinist girls really are my type!
    I think it’s wrong but I still could be right
    Here Volger comes again, to jack my style…

  252. 252
    TrueUgly
    December 13th, 2012 16:54

    251- seeing that I’m already dead and now a zombie from the world ending, I will be around for the next 12/12/12. Not living, just… Undead lol

    ~I am aware, I’ve been mislead.
    I disconnect my heart and my head.
    Don’t wanna recognize when things go bad.
    The things that you accept,
    Except that I am
    Finding the words,
    To say I’m Ready.
    I’m ready to drop.
    I’m ready.
    I’m ready so don’t stop,
    I’m ready so don’t stop.~

    Hehe, there is the song of my life! As of right now, next week it will be totally different.

  253. 253
    Middy Miles
    December 13th, 2012 17:12

    @251. Our we could just live until the turn of the century and day we lived through two 01/01/01 s.

  254. 254
    Middy Me
    December 14th, 2012 03:29

    @252 – What song is that??

  255. 255
    Middy Joe
    December 14th, 2012 04:53

    @251-OMG that’s great!!!
    Me and my friends made some Black Butler parodies today, but you guys don’t read it so you wouldn’t get them…

    I’M A FARMER AND I GROW IT!

  256. 256
    TrueUgly
    December 14th, 2012 07:31

    @254- I’m Ready by Jack’s Mannequin ^-^
    it is extremely quotable lol

  257. 257
    SteampunkJedi
    December 14th, 2012 22:04

    @253: It turns out I was thinking about that on 12/12/12! It would be surprising if any of us lived that long, I think, but that would be cool!

  258. 258
    Scorpio-Ferret
    December 15th, 2012 01:19

    @255, all parodies are awesome unless it’s by a jerk, which i know you aren’t. i’d love to see your parodies!

    @257, another cool thing would be to have lived in 3 centuries. anyone born before 2000 already has two, and my goal is living until 2101. now who’s with me? long life and good health!

  259. 259
    Person with Hat
    December 15th, 2012 04:52

    @255- I’ve got a friend who is obsessed with Black Butler and talks about it all the time. She has a crush on someone named Sebastian, I think…

  260. 260
    TrueUgly
    December 15th, 2012 17:14

    So yesterday (on the 14th) I got an anonymous call, in which someone just whispered “seven days”. Way to be original, guys.
    So, quite frankly, someone is trying to put me under the impression that the world will end on the 21…. Or I’ll see the little girl from The Ring in my room. Aren’t both options just wonderful?

  261. 261
    TrueUgly
    December 15th, 2012 20:28

    @all of you who like Fun.- are any of you them going to see them in concert near the end of January? If you do, their opening act (Andrew McMahon) he was the lead singer of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin and now a solo career is underway. I would go, but the Michigan show is sold out. Someone who goes should yell “GO ANDREW!” for me (: tehe

  262. 262
    Midshipman K
    December 16th, 2012 07:42

    Hey, you know how I said I think it’s amusing and sweet that everyone comes on here when they’re sick? (Okay, maybe you don’t know.) But guess who’s sick nooooooow? XD

    @251: That made my day.

    But you know what made my year–maybe even my life?

    THE HOBBIT.

    Guys, I’m not kidding. I have been waiting THREE YEARS for this movie. (And then they split it *sob* which is why it hasn’t totally made my life yet)

    THREE YEARS.

    And they have the absolute most perfect Bilbo. And we got to see more of Rivendell! And Elrond was my idea of Elrond, like before he had a human son. (Because I am one of those people who believes he sort of ‘adopted’ Aragorn as his son even though Tolkien writes that his mother was still alive; it’s a Mellon Chronicles thing.) ANYWAY Imladris was priceless….

    (Aragorn’s born ten years after The Hobbit for anyone who was wondering. Bilbo had the Ring for 60 years, then Frodo actually had it for 17 years before Gandalf came back and told him what it was, though you can’t tell in the movie. 60 + 17 = 77 and Aragorn was 87 at the time of LotR, so ten years after The Hobbit. He just doesn’t look 87 because he’s one of the Numenor. He lives to be 207. Thank you.)

    We were the first people in line, too. I didn’t get to see the midnight show, though. :( Thus there were people who had not read the book and that laughed at serious moments, but at least everyone clapped at the end. Who wouldn’t?

    I loved the riddle scene, too….Why is this turning into a review? XD And we got to see Thranduil, too! Okay, okay I’m stopping. I won’t spoil things. I probably lost you guys a long time ago. (I hope not though)

    One thing: If anyone sees it and thinks the Necromancer thing is weird (which the reviewer said was making too much out of a small book, but I never agree with him) it is in the book. It’s just not talked about a lot because a) Bilbo wasn’t a part of it and b) it’s what Gandalf was doing when he left them at Mirkwood. But it is part of it.

    Wow, what a ramble….

    (Why do reporters get paid to give their opinions on movie adaptations of books when they haven’t read the barking book? I swear….)

  263. 263
    TrueUgly
    December 16th, 2012 17:39

    @262- my mom read the book, and went to see the movie just because Aiden Turner was in it as Pele (I’m not sure if I spelled any of that right, I didn’t read the books or see the movie). He was one of the only dwarfs without a beard! Lol

  264. 264
    Midshipman K
    December 17th, 2012 02:30

    @263: I think you mean Fili or Kili? None of the other dwarves have an ‘l’ like that….Kili didn’t have a beard as I remember….I think….I’m not sure about Fili and I don’t know the Dwarven actors’ names. *bows head in shame* I’m sure I soon will….

  265. 265
    Person with Hat
    December 17th, 2012 03:01

    @261- They are playing a concert like 50 miles from my house on January 17th but it’s sold out which makes me VERY ANGRY. So yeah… And i think they are going to Japan or something after that, so no fun. for me.

  266. 266
    Middy Me
    December 17th, 2012 05:30

    @262 – I went to see it yesterday!! I thought it was pretty good, they cast it really well. I also finished re-reading the book yesterday, because I didn’t remember much of the story. But that didn’t really matter, seeing as how they split it into 3 :(

    I thought the Necromancer thing and Azog were a bit far-fetched, but then I was leafing through the book again and found that it is mentioned, just not much. Well, they had to add something if it’s going to be three whole movies.

    My favorite scenes were the riddle game, and the beginning, with the story of Erebor (the setting was just AWESOME).

    Oh, and I read in a magazine that they made a giant statue of Gollum and put it on the ceiling of the Wellington, New Zealand airport. That looked weird.

  267. 267
    Midshipman K
    December 17th, 2012 10:18

    Oh yeah, I saw a video on the premier in Wellington. That statue was so freaky. And the premier was just….out of this world. If only I’d been there….

    Yeah, the Necromancer thing wasn’t in the book as much because Tolkien didn’t know the plot or existence of The Lord of the Rings at that point. It wasn’t until later that the Necromancer became Sauron, etc. I think they were just trying to tie The Hobbit in with LotR more than Tolkien himself did.

  268. 268
    TrueUgly
    December 17th, 2012 16:51

    @264- yeah, it was Kili. I don’t know where Pele came from lol

  269. 269
    Alethearia
    December 31st, 2012 23:18

    Oh my goodness, haven’t checked back here in so long. I feel out of the loop.

    I love how South America counts as a city. (jk, we all know what you mean)

    Aaaand, apparently my two-year-old has the hand vac and is Bovril-ing it. I must go rescue him…

  270. 270
    SteampunkJedi
    January 4th, 2013 08:32

    @18: I’ve seen The Hobbit!!

    I guess that’s a bit late.

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