I like the song My Heart Will Go On, but Celine Dion’s voice annoys me. I heard some guy sing the song at a Titanic event in Nova Scotia (it streamed online, I wasn’t there). He wasn’t bad though I prefer a female singer. When I searched YouTube I found this video of Charice. I didn’t love it, but she has an undeniably powerful voice so I wanted to hear more. Some of the highlights of what I found are Note to God, Charice Pempengco on Ellen DeGeneres, Christmas at Rockefeller Center, I Will Always Love You, My Heart Will Go On (Full), charice most talented kid in the world, and of course the video embedded above. I love how it seems like David Foster is always smiling whenever he performs with her.
I’d heard people bitching about Star Wars Kinect before, but I was only introduced to it today (thanks Death Star PR). And it is A M A Z I N G! I don’t understand what all the fuss is about, this is hilarious. Some people take things to seriously. Why is the dancing “competition” at the Star Wars weekend in Disney World okay, but this isn’t?
I’d love to see this for everything ever! Harry Potter dance off, Code Geass dance off (Emperor Charles or Palpitations, who’s the better dancer?), Durarara dance off. Why limit it to entertainment? Heck this is how history and literature should be taught!
Some more of my favorites: Kinect Star Wars – Village People YMCA/”Empire Today”, Kinect Star Wars Gameplay With Chad Vader
An unfortunately eventful day. I always used to say spring was cursed, because that’s when the most of the bad things in my life happened, then summer replaced that. I wouldn’t quite say it’s up to curse level again yet, but it’s definitely a start. A cousin told Cynthia that my grandfather was in the hospital after falling down. I saw Pap Pap when my mom dragged me to the library near him to do her taxes. He didn’t look too good, even for his age, and he said that he’d been getting dizzy. It seems that’s what happened today. When we tracked down what hospital he’s in my mom spoke to him and his nurses. He’s fine, but they want to keep him overnight for observation. Apparently they’re concerned with some of the answers he’s giving them. One question they asked was “How are you getting your meals?” His reply? “Oh, I get them.” Typical Pap Pap answer, but that makes them think he either hit his head when he fell, or that he’s senile. So they’re going to run some tests on him.
WDisney’s preliminary hearing is tomorrow, and mommy dearest is getting her stitches out then too. I pissed her off several times today when she was complaining once again that she doesn’t know where she’s going to go, and doesn’t know where she’s going to work. She says she looks like Frankenstein’s monster and no one will want to hire her, in addition to the fact she’s old. I can give her advice, but she won’t take it and will only get angry. I know they say not everyone is looking for advice when they’re venting, and they just want to be heard, but she has been heard plenty of times. There are things she could do but she won’t do them. Another reason I made her angry is because she found out today that Nita sent me a card, but not her. She asked me how much money Nita sent me and I prefaced my answer by stating that I wasn’t going to give it to her, so there’s no point in asking. Mommy dearest got angry about that, but with her track record (she took all of the money Nita sent me one year without telling me, which she still owes me for, she took Pap Pap’s money from me one time without telling me, plus many more times). She said it doesn’t matter since only my name is on the card, but that’s never stopped her before. If I was living with her she’d just take the money and never tell me I’d gotten a card.
As soon as I write that something “interesting” happens. Wdisney is in jail again for beating the shit out of my mother again. Apparently her face is all bruised and she has stitches in her head. I guess the incident happened on Monday or Tuesday. I called her on Monday because I thought the psycho was at work, I don’t bother calling when he’s there because he listens in and won’t stop talking to her while she’s on the phone (like a little kid). She says he’s been crazier than usual since her birthday when she went out with Cyndy, then me, and Bonnie on Friday. My mom was at Cyndy’s on Sunday, but Cyndy wouldn’t let her stay there even though she was going away, so my mom went back home. Now my mom says she’s not going to bother asking Cyndy for any help. I don’t blame Cyndy for not wanting her there, what if he came looking for her? And she’s probably sick of my mom’s drama. I know I am. I delicately tried to remind her that we all told her last summer not to go back with him. But no, she had to pick the crazy, angry, druggie, and not the nice guy. And now Randy has a girlfriend, so that option is out. I will never forgive her for that, and I have zero pity for her. She got herself into this mess and had plenty of outs, but no. “Wdisney is nice, he’s funny, he’s” blah blah blah. Yeah, he’s real nice and funny when he’s not fighting with her or beating her up. No wonder that crackhead can’t get a legitimate job, despite being so talented (oh, he’s a chef, musician, singer, mechanic, handyman). I wonder what his full criminal record looks like. My mom has been thinking about some things, which I can’t post here because this is public. While I doubt that Neanderthal is capable of even turning on a computer letting alone searching for someone, I have to be careful. In any case I don’t think she’ll leave him, it’d be a big surprise if she does.
Please excuse the mess atm, I tried to import my Tumblr and it didn’t go so well. I’m deleting all the posts now. If anything looks messed up or any pages are gone, that’s why.
Edit: Okay, I finished deleting everything. I found a couple things I accidentally deleted and restored them, but I’m not going through 344 items to see if there is anything else. I do a backup with every new post, so it’s not that big a deal.
Since I’m here I might as well address some things. I haven’t been posting much because really there isn’t much to post about. There isn’t a whole lot of variation in my life, and everything that was true last week, last month, last year, is probably true now. There are other things I could blog about like current events and news, but for several years I’ve tried to avoid controversy because I did all that in my mid teens. Obviously that didn’t work. I had no idea a simple review and guide would garner the scorn it did. I didn’t realize people would take my opinions about some websites as personal attacks against them. I know about Justin Bieber and Twilight’s rabid fans reacting badly to criticism of them, but I never thought some comparatively small (to Justin Bieber and Twilight, so STFU) game sites would cause the same insanity. While those people deserve derision, had I known what would happen I probably wouldn’t have bothered because it isn’t worth it. I have the other guide but I don’t know if I want to post it. I like virtual pet sites and adoptables games, I am familiar with them, and the intention of the guides are to help others of the same inclinations find sites that are a good fit for them, whatever site that may be, whether it’s one I like or not. But I know it’ll just make some people pissy again. I’m not 14 anymore, and I don’t want to have to deal with the silliness of people who are. What’s done is done, but I don’t want to invite more trouble which is why I usually keep my mouth shut (and stay away from message boards) and limit personal opinions to Twitter where they’re more likely to vanish into the ether, forgotten. So that’s why I haven’t been posting here much for… a while now. And that’s why I was trying to import my Tumblr. I’m not that into Tumblr, but I occasionally reblog things I find funny. I wanted to bring some new content over here but it was just a formatting mess. Anyway, I still don’t know what to blog about. Originally it was venting due to my screwed up mother. I’m away from her now, and while things are still screwed up, once again there’s very little variation with it. I thought about just sticking with content updates, but right now I’m pretty much just working on my fanlistings. I got approved for the Clovis la Britannia fanlisting, and Schneizel’s got a new layout, and I’m doing some other things with them. I made some icons for them both so I’ll probably bring them over here at some point, and do individual posts announcing the updates to them. I’m just going to stop now before I ramble any more. All I wanted to say was why I haven’t been posting and it turned into this.
Comcast’s bill was mailed in late so the internet is disconnected right now. I’m using the neighbors horribly slow wireless. It takes several minutes for pages to load, if it loads at all, so I’m not using it too much. Maybe my internet will be back on by tomorrow. An icon will be added when I can.
Two basically good days. My mood has been yo-yoing between hopeful and despondent for the past few weeks, but yesterday I was in a very good mood. Cyndy took me out and I got to go to Red Lobster. I get to go there once a year or less so it was a very nice treat for me. I got my usual, crab linguini alfredo. Didn’t get the chocolate wave cake, after everything Cyndy does for me I couldn’t ask for something else. And no more chocolate for me now since I’ve given it up for Lent. After we got out of Red Lobster Cyndy took me to Best Buy, she was talking about getting me a printer for me and a new computer for herself, though not right now. Her computer of 10 years finally kicked the bucket, so she’s thinking about getting either a laptop or a tablet. Since she had time I got to look around. The Best Buy wasn’t great, the one near South Hills Village is bigger and has more things, but it was still a lot of fun. I love technology, it was great getting to look at everything. If you don’t love technology you can’t imagine how wonderful it is to be let loose in a store like that. The biggest TV I found there (though not the biggest I know of) was 70 inches. It was incredible.
Cynthia went to church yesterday, and I asked if I could go today with her for Ash Wednesday. :angel: First Presby doesn’t normally do ashes, but they did this time. I didn’t do it because I didn’t want to get up in front of everyone, but Cynthia did. Since it was a weekday service it was shorter than it usually is. I wasn’t very good. I was quiet, but I kept getting distracted. I didn’t sing, not that there was a whole lot of singing, more of a mumbling. I also didn’t close my eyes and put my head forward to pray, but anyone who saw me wasn’t either so they have no right to say anything.
We went to Eat n Park after. I broke some sort of rule and had chicken, Cynthia had fish. When we got home of course Cynthia had to tell everyone that I went, and even my mother was acting shocked like “didn’t the church cave in?” I am a Christian, I was raised Christian, this isn’t anything new (though the whole going to church thing is). Just because I don’t shout it from the rooftops or try to force other people to believe what I do doesn’t mean I’m not. And I love that church. It is so beautiful. I don’t care how wonderful other churches are, to me the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh is the most beautiful church in the world. It is so gothic, awe inspiring, and has huge Tiffany’s stained glass windows. I just love it. However I do not love the views of the people who have control of it right now. They’re evangelical, and however much Cynthia disagrees with that term they are self-described “bible-centered evangelical.” Their website is a whole lot of conservative. They support a bunch of evangie missions, crisis pregnancy centers, and the fake jews. What was most infuriating for me is they support evangelical missions in Africa. They are responsible for the witch hunts in Africa, and people like Helen Ukpabio. And they are so blind and ignorant to it, or they just don’t care. Maybe these crazies even support it. First Presby also had some people at the 40 Days for Life crap, but in the picture it only showed like 5 people. The church isn’t that popular so they feel they have to change. Their solution? Become more crazy. Because their conservative church isn’t getting people in the pews, they think their problem is they aren’t conservative enough. o.O That’s the way the conies think. One woman who came in today said she was going to drag people in off the streets, and laughed. Yeah… That’s the spirit lady. I know she was joking, but that’s the kind of point of view they have, and I’ve already stated I’m against that sort of thing. The sermon today wasn’t even slightly political, so that was good. If they got into actual politics, like the repug candidates, they better not do it while I’m there, because I won’t hesitate to report them. Cynthia was telling me about some candle thing the church does on Maundy Thursday where each person gets a candle, they’re lit, and all the lights are out. I asked if she goes if I can go too and she said yes. So if you hear about a church in Pittsburgh burning down on Maundy Thursday I probably dropped my candle. I’ll be holding onto it for dear life. That’s if I go, and after reading the Wikipedia page about it I might not want to! Apparently some churches have people read scripture, and then they snuff out their candle when they finish, and I’m not reading anything out loud! FPCP didn’t do that in the past, Cynthia would have said so, but since they’re changing other things…
Since I’ve been out of internet I’ve finally started the rest of the winter anime season I’ve been meaning to. I don’t like The Knight in the Area very much, even though FukuJun is sorta in it. I’m actually enjoying Ano Natsu de Matteru, despite it not being my kind of thing. I’ve already been watching Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Another, and Inu X Boku SS. Symphogear is stupid of course, but if you accept it as stupid and treat it as a ridiculous comedy it can be somewhat enjoyable. I love horror and there needs to be more horror anime so of course I like Another well enough. It’s not wonderful, but good enough. Inu X Boku I don’t like at all, it’s so annoying. I still have to start Brave 10, that pirates one, that daily/boys/life one, and some others. I was trying to copy their titles but that made explorer crash so I’m not going to do that again. It’s all because of this stupid 10 bit shit they’re all doing now. I can’t play it in VLC or KMP, and it makes explorer crash. I think it’s because I have DivX installed, but I can’t uninstall it because I need it for a video site I use. Or maybe it’s just because 10 bit is useless, elitist crap we don’t need!
As for the title, most people know one of those. If you don’t, you probably are one! I’m definitely going to watch GCB when it starts.
Another video. I’m going to be posting these ones for a while because they’re awesome. They’re not only funny, they’re surprisingly polished, and often better than the actual songs they’re based on. I can’t get “Beard With Glue” out of my head. And if you haven’t seen them yet, check out Bad Lip Reading’s videos of the Republican candidates. I’m not sure whether they make them look more stupid, or more smart because anything better than that is a step up.
Cannot stop listening to this song! And I usually don’t like music videos, but this one is incredible.