A child born in autumn
Kalla or akiko
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o_O 'cuz I don't sleep and need an artistic outlet
Top graphic from Boyis
My Other Sites:
- Personal Homepage
akiko no kokoro
- Innermost thoughts
Aki no Shaseichyou
- My Artwork
Akiko no Kawaii Mono
- My Fanlistings, Adoptions and all things kawaii!!
Aki no Kotoba
- My poetry and short stories
- Information on Metaphysics and Spirit
Aki no Shiken
- My Quiz Results
French, German, Japanese
A strings teacher in urban public schools
Pet Peeve 1:
People who can't drive...they only have two pedals and I have three, I just don't understand the confusion.
Pet Peeve 2:
Stupid people; not people who just haven't learned or are challenged. I'm talking about the people who make you go insane to the point you want to add chlorine to the gene pool.
Pet Peeve 3:
Poorly designed webpages. For example, the site with a nice image, but no navigation or menu bar. Those drive me insane--what's the point? But most importantly, those pages that I can't read. I'm not totally happy with my own design, so I've done extensive looking around on the net, and have ran into WAYYY too many sites that were unreadable. By unreadable, I mean they have:
1. extreme color overload,
2. frames so small you have to scroll forever
3. a background that is so busy or too close to the text color that you can't see the text
4. spazzin' out to the point you're going to make someone have a seizure or motion sickness
5. font that is either too small, to big, overlapping or a CoMbInAtIoN that makes it frustrating at best to try to read.
+Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
+The Whipping Girl, Soriano
+Wheel of Time Series, Rober Jordan
+Chronicles of the Cheysuli, Jennifer Roberson
+The Sun Sword Series, Michelle West
+Ruins of Ambrai, Mageborn Traitor, Melanie Rawn
+Le Petit Prince, Anton de Sainte-Exupery
+Yu Yu Hakusho
+Cold Case Files
+Most Extreme Elimination Challenege
+Lord of the Rings...drrr
+National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
+Night at the Roxbury
+Life is Beautiful
+hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
+ Inu Yasha Translations
+ Hilarious Critique of the Animated LotR
+ Small Site, but has a very humorous Evolution of Fluffy
+ All You Need to Know About Macs
+ Mac Images
+ Great place to find or be insulted--in many languages
+ Lyrics to Most Anime Songs
+ Rurouni Kenshin Translations
+ Engrish--interesting translations from Japan
+ Northern Sun--Progressives Retail Catalog
+ DevGuru--Good resource site
+ Dynamic Drive--another good resource site.
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--...Qu'est-ce que signifie 'apprivoiser'?...Creer des liens?"
--Bien sur, dit le renard. Tu n'es encore pour moi qu'un petit garcon tout semblable a cent mille petits garcons. Et je n'ai pas besion de toi. Et tu n'as pas besion de moi non plus. Je ne suis pour toi qu'un renard semblable a cent mille renards. Mais, si tu m'apprivoises, nous aurons besion l'un de l'autre. Tu seras pour moi unique au monde. Je serai pour toi unique au monde...
~~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, conversation between le petit prince and le renard in Le Petit Prince
--Il est tres simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, dit par le renard
Kenshin: It's no use. I can't find it. The answer--how to atone for the crimes I committed as a hitokiri. I can't find it!
(Oibore looks at him for a long moment.)
Oibore: Is that so. Even with your weak, confused heart, you won't let go of what you're holding so tight in your hand . . .
(Kenshin looks down at the sword.)
Oibore: You lose what's most precious to you . . . exhaust yourself body and soul. But if you have something you can't bring yourself to throw away, whatever anyone says, that's your only truth.
Kenshin Thinking: There's one thing I can do. Protect the happinesses of the people I see before me.
If one sword can still catch people's eyes, than it's enough to protect.
People are suffering all around me. Whatever the reason, I can't let them be.
(Oibore picks up the little bottle and puts the stopper back in.)
Oibore: I guess we've thought enough about the past. Now . . . and from now on . . . the people who never stopped believing in you are waiting for your return!
(Kenshin seizes the hilt of the sword and pulls it free of the sheath, breaking the chains that held it.)
~from Rurouni Kenshin
"I wish the ring had never come to me...I wish none of this had happened."
"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
~From Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
"For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."
~J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings; When Sam looks up into the sky to see a star shining through the darkness of Mordor
"Kamui, do you have something wroth protecting? Someone you want to be happy, even if you become unhappy?"
"I see. Then it will be all right. You won't choose the wrong path."
"There's just no way the future can already be decided!"
"That's true...Maybe you'll be able to change the future."
"Become stronger, Kamui...So that you can protect Kotori and Fuma. So you can protect your loved ones."
~X, conversation between Kamui and his mother
"...even if I know the future, I can't do anything. Even the person who was dear to me...and you. I couldn't save either of you."
"But...you saved Shirou-kun. That's all I need. I also knew...in my dreams that my brother and Shirou-kun would be killing each other. But I couldn't do anything either."
"What awaits Kamui is a sadness harder than death itself. The pain of losing you. Then fighting against and hurting the person he looked up to like an older brother."
"I believe in him. I believe that Shirou-kun will not lose, no matter how hurt he gets. Besides, Shirou-kun is the only one that can save my big brother."
"...tell them I love them both and...that the future still hasn't been determined."
~X, conversation between Kakyou and Kotori
"Kamui...it's alright to stay here forever if that's what makes you happiest. But as long as you don't get out of here, nothing will start and nothing will end. Just like me...in truly important times, all you can do is watch. You can't do anything."
~X, Subaru while talking to Kamui's heart
"...I was able to return to reality from the pain in my heart to turn the future I dream into reality. You should choose too...to keep balming yourself in your memories or to return to reality with a wish."
"If I wish it anything can come true?"
"I'm not sure about that. But nothing can be done if you don't wish for it. From here you need to return to the real world and do it yourself."
~X, conversation between Subaru and Kamui's heart
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I felt the need to share this as I feel it important for people to understand and experience what is really going on in the world.
Ask yourself these for questions:
1. Did you come for a decent stable home for the most part? (meaning not terrible abuse)
2. Do you like to do things with your hands or mechanics?
3. Do you consider yourself intelligent?
4. Do you like to/have you look at porn?
If you answered yes, you my friend fit this country's Federal Profile for a pedophile. Congratulations, now you can serve the rest of your sick and twisted years behind bars for your perverse behaviors.
The sad thing is, I'm dead serious. These are the questions a psychologist appointed by the Federal Government asks to determine if you have a problem. I don't know about you, but that accounts for about 99% of men I've met and probably more than 60% of women. It's like I told someone, the shrink is paid to find a problem, so therefore if you are seeing the shrink you have a problem. Even if you don't, the shrink must prove you have one because the government says you do. Just like they said there were weapons of mass destruction. Under the sand. Maybe they were moved to Iran?
As much as this infuriates me, what makes me more pissed off are all the stupid idiot people out there pushing for harsher laws and stricter punishment when they don't know the first thing about what they're talking about. That will only put people away who don't deserve to be treated like a pedophile, because they aren't. Most of these people are stupid kids who happened upon some porn and were just too stupid to report it. That is who you are wanting harsher laws for.
If these people really thought about this, they would know you can't solve a problem but attacking the symptom, you have to attack the cause. Instead of going after stupid 18 year old kids, go after the 40 year olds who have been convicted of these crimes repeatedly and you keep letting out. Leave the rest of the people who are trying to put things behind them be. Because you know what's going to happen, eventually the laws will be so damned strict and so fucking broad that everyone will fit in it including your nearsighted ass. The only thing is, by that time there will be no one left to speak up for you.
People are so quick to throw away freedom and civil rights--be they their own or others--for a false sense of security. Was it Ben Franklin who once said, "those willing to throw away their liberty and freedom for a promise of safety deserve neither liberty nor freedom." (Or something to that extent) People need to take a minute, SHUT UP, and figure out what is REALLY going on. As cold and heartless as things sound these arguments aren't about YOU and your personal crusade. Your actions are affecting millions of lives and that is on YOUR soul. I'm all for making the world a better place, but not at the cost of making the definition so damn broad everyone fits in it. That's ridiculous. I want to solve the PROBLEM, that way the symptoms will take care of themselves. Anyone allowing themselves to be blindsighted by symptoms either doesn't really care about the cause or are too emotional to think about the future beyond their own life.
Speaking of our goverment...ummm...Iran. By the way, if I hear one more person relate 9/11 to Iraq I'm going to slap them. Osama Bin Laden!!! DAMMIT PEOPLE, stop playing into the twisted stories the media tells. So we're in Iraq...and what happened to Afghanistan? We need more and more troops...in fact perhaps we should prepare for the draft that isn't going to happen because the war will be over soon. Just like it was going to be over soon a couple years ago. -_- And so we aren't going to say anythign to North Korea...cuz we're pansies? I oppose war more than the next person but seriously now...you want me to support a war in Iran when you've known about North Korea for many many MANY years and done nothing. I'm just at an absolute loss when it comes to our government. I think government should be looked at like the school system is being treated. If they suck one year, we remove them and replace them with new people. If they continue to suck for three years they're fired. We keep replacing them with new people until we are satisfied with the results. Besides, it's only fair to expect the same high achievement from our government as we do from our fourth and fifth graders, right?