Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hi there. Sorry I haven't been posting but I was trying to think of things to do to commemorate my 100th post. So this is the 99th, and it's going to be pretty big.
First up, things that've been happening. Let's see, my last post was a week and a half ago so major things that have happened are: I had a day off last Friday and I was going to have a party but I had to cancel. Oh well. One friend did sleep over though and we just messed around on the computer mostly. On Saturday I went to the city with my friend and saw him off. I walked around the city for a bit longer then went home. We won basketball easily though I don't think I played very well. Saturday night I went and saw Jersey Boys! It was actually really good, way better than I expected. Sunday I rested from my big Saturday
Monday was the start of the new semester, so I will never again do Geography. my new subjects are history, game design and photography. Photography looks like it'll be fun, history could be good and game design will hopefully rock.
Nothing interesting happened until Thursday when I did a competition call Write-A-Book-In-A-Day. About ten guys including me basically hung out in the library all day in casual clothes eating crap food. We were given some characters and a setting and had to make a story. Then each of us wrote a chapter. I didn't get home til about six, but I had fun so I didn't mind.
Friday was last day of term. We finished at 1, got our reports and went to the city. I hung out with a few friends and got home at around when I would have on a normal day.
Yesterday I had basketball again, we lost horribly :( I finally organised my iTunes for my new iPod. I now have 1048 songs on it as well as 18 music videos. And a hell of a lot of videos.
I didn't go to bed until 4, stayed up talking to my girlfriend (:D) and downloading stuff.
This morning I got up at 1130ish and watched Gladiator. I have no idea why we own that movie. But it was good.

Now then, for my hundredth post, I thought I would do three things. Write a story I recently thought up called The Sea, do the tag Erimentha gave me and talk about my 5 favourite things and 'get my shit together', though probably not on the scale Eri did. But I'll clean up my room, alphabetize my books, organise stuff, be a busy little bee etc.

Finally, (for now) on the music front I have lots of new stuff.
Hello Fascination by Breathe Carolina.
Sons of Plunder by Disturbed which I started listening to recently.
Another Way To Die by Disturbed, off their new album.
Wolves Of The Sea by Alestorm.
Freak On A Leash by KoRn and it's freakish video.
Talk Like That by The Presets. The girl in the video is hot in a 'kill you in your sleep' kinda way.
The Death Of Love by Cradle Of Filth (freakin' awesome).
Blood Sugar by Pendulum. It's techno, but in a good way.
Keasby Nights by Streetlight Manifesto. I love the chorus.
If It's Love by Train. You've probably heard it, its been on the radio recently.
I'm Not Jesus and Helden by Apocalyptica. The first features the lead singer of Slipknot and it souds amazing. The second has the lead singer from Rammstein and it's a cover of David Bowie's song Heroes. In German. Because that's awesome.
If You Only Knew by Shinedown. Not a recent song, but a good one.
Drops Of Jupiter by Train. One of those songs you've heard, but never heard of.
Sayin' Goodbye To Hollywood by Eminem. Fun.
Fack by Eminem. Do NOT listen to it. Especially with your parents around. Or anyone else.
I'm Not Okay by My Chemical Romance.
Miss You by The Rolling Stones.
Rawkfist by Thousand Foot Krutch.
And a new artist for you, Halestorm. Sounds like Paramore, but heavier and wilder. I'll get their album next time I go out. Good songs by them are I Get Off and It's Not You.
I gotta go to the shops. More soon!

Oh yeah, almost forgot,
It's the holidays!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010



I really should be asleep right now but I really wanted to write this post. I've gotten less than seven hours sleep every night for almost a week when it should be nine. Did you know that? Nine hours at least for teens.
Anyway. Symbolism is..let's see.."The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships."

Symbols and symbolism fascinate me and are a major part of my thinking. No one really knows this because I've been like this for so long that I don't even realise it. Symbols are somehow just important. Every part of language contains symbols and your name is a symbol representing you as an individual. Without your name there is no way to distinguish you specifically from a million people who look, talk and think like you. I have a shelf in my room where I keeps little bits and pieces I've picked up or bought or been given that all represent some memory. For example, there's a completely ordinary block of wood that brings up memories of going to the National Folk Festival last year. I have a dollar I will never spend because an old no-longer-a-friend once gave it to me on a whim and I wanted to remember them with it. Symbols permeate your lives, even once you disregard letters and numbers that represent sounds. Simple things like arrows telling you where to go and logos to represent your favourite brands. Looking at a key might evoke feelings of home,while a chain represents imprisonment. For me, weird things like the number seventeen represent randomness and independence. The heavy metal 'devil horns' for me means power over myself and control of my future. What do symbols mean for you?

No one else can see you, the same way as myself

I haven't posted in a while, I'm sure you don't mind, ja? I'm just relaxing all the time, now exams are over. Next week we start a new semester, so tomorrow is my last day of Geography and Art. It feels a little strange. You get used to something for so long and then it's gone. I won't miss them or anything, I never cared about Geo and I can still draw and stuff after Art is finished. Next semester is Photography which should be interesting and GAME DESIGN! I'm so screwed for it but man I want to do well. We'll see. Sometimes it seems that all we're doing is waiting to see. See what's tomorrow, what's on the weekend, what's going to happen next. I hate waiting.
So my Philosophy teacher is the coolest guy you know. He dressed up in round glasses and a bowler hat and a mustache for Bloom day. Very interesting guy. My new favourite songs are:
Angel Witch by Angel Witch
Eighteen by Alice Cooper
We Are The Road Crew by Motorhead
Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
Die For Metal by Manowar
Queen Of The Masquerade by Crimson Glory
and basically all of the album Captain Morgan's Revenge by Alestorm
Did you hear about the walruses? A number of oil companies were boasting about how much better they would have handles BHP's oil spill. One of them had an action plan consisting of 40 pages on dealing with the media and 9 on dealing with the spill. Another (or maybe the same one) had plans for dealing with any walruses that might be aound. Walruses haven't lived in the area for THREE MILLION YEARS! Complete bullshit Mr. Oil Company.
In cooler news, the plural of genius is genii. I think.


Doctor Who is a gun

I'm going to watch the Gruen Transfer tonight. It should be fun.
Oh yeah. Did I tell you I got the game Brutal Legend? IT IS AWESOME!!! Basically you drive around a heavy metal filled world and kill baddies to a awesome metal soundtrack. Angel Witch, Road Crew and Queen are all on it, plus 104 more awesome songs.

Did I tell you I have a girlfriend? I have a girlfriend...Hehehe. I'm so screwed. But I'm not exactly going to complain am I?

Stream of consciousness.

Friday, June 11, 2010

We live on front porches and swing life away

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. On the upside, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! I am now sixteen. WOOT! What else is new. Quite a lot really. I'm going to start playing Warhammer, just to solidify my reputation as a mega nerd :D I have a bunch of new CDs: Riot by Paramore, Fallen by Evanescence and two from Rise Against, Siren Song Of The Counter Culture and The Sufferer & the Witness. All awesome songs. In particular I love Paramore's Let The Flames Begin and Born For This. and Rise Against's songs Swing Life Away, The Approaching Curve and Roadside.
I've made a new friend, I'm having a party with school friends...Oh and EXAMS ARE OVER. I'm pretty sure I passed them all and I expect a HD1 for my English (my school's equivalent to an A+. I own English) and I'm hoping I get one for my calculator-free maths test. Ummm. Yeah.
Good new songs:
Mousetrap Heart by Thirsty Merc
"When you take my car, and my money, I can't believe, you think this is funny."
(Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
"Seasons don't fear the reaper. Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain."
My First Kiss by 30H3 and Kesha. (Yes I know it's terrible but I enjoy it.)
The Rock Show by Blink-182
"I fell in love with the girl at the rock show."
This Ain't A Love Song (This is Goodbye) by Scouting For Girls

Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold (extremely awesome)
"It's your fucking nightmare"
Monster by Skillet (also very awesome)
"I must confess that I feel like a monster!"
Your Touch by The Black Keys (it's OK)

I saw Zombieland on DVD which is where I got two of those songs (figure out which and win a prize!....If I think of one)
Oh and I have a new follower. Can't believe I forgot. Opomon is an artist in New Jersey? That is so cool! Let's hope he likes us.

P.S. I have a girlfriend
P.P.S. Didn't see that coming did you? :D

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

We sin while we're sleeping, our necks wrapped in sheeting.

Oh yeah, and its my birthday in a week and a half. Yay?

If we're the flagship of peace and prosperity, we're taking on water and about to fucking sink.

I have exams in two days so this is going to be my last post for a while. I'm sick (again) but its really bad because it means I'm not going to be in good condition for exams. Plus I haven't been revising like I should.

I feel so alone at times like this. Sleep is escape and I haven't been getting enough.
Sitting in my lounge room thinking of you and you and them and her and him and everyone I know and how they're happy and angry and sad and upset and how can you say miracles don't exist?

In other news, I bought a new CD. Siren Song Of The Counter Culture by Rise Against is amazing. But my mum hates it. Go figure.

I'm jealous of my friends because they're ready for exams. because they can actually focus and concentrate on the important things. Because I just found out one of my best mates is so much better than me at drawing and I thought I was good and now I know I'm not. I'm jealous of the lovers and the couples. I envy kisses behind sheds and holding hands in the corridors. I hate this jealousy.

Do you think of me anymore? I remember when all I wanted was for you to know I existed. Then I wanted you to be my friend. Then I just wanted to see you always. Then I wanted your friendship. Then I expected your love. Now I expect it again, but it's not any more realistic than it was before. I miss you. No screw that. I want you here. Any you. Don't forget me.

Everything seemed so simple when I was...five. Then it just got complicated.
So come and meet me after dark sometime and I swear you'll have fun.But how will you ever know?

So anyway. Forget my torment, I already am. Good luck on your exams if you have them. Get some sleep. Live your life free of complication.