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Review: Five Score And Seven Years Ago

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Mar 06 2007 · 31 views
My Life Is Awesome
So I did a review for my school's newspaper on Relient K's new CD, Five Score and Seven Years Ago.

I must say that this CD rocks, and I hope you enjoy the review:


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Anyone that is into the rock/punk-rock music style has probable heard of the band Relient K. The band is known for their rock style and meaningful lyrics, as well as awesome concerts and great blend of sounds in their songs. Now they are adding another CD to their history: Five Score and Seven Years Ago.
Even if words are probably going to hurt
I’d rather have the truth then something insincere
-Come Right Out and Say It

Relient K released their first album in 2000, and since then released four more albums, not including numerous EPs and a Christmas CD. Being a Christian band, some might think that these guys won’t make it big. But they already have, with two singles on the radio—both Christian stations and contemporary.
All I want to have// Is all that you can give me
And I’ll give right back// Everything I have in me
-The Best Thing

Their last CD, Mmhmm, sold real well, giving them a high-set bar to live up to. They certainly do with Five Score. The lyrics are meaningful, deep, well thought and still poking fun at life in some songs.
You came along one day and you rearranged my life
All I gotta say is I must’ve done something right
-I Must’ve Done Something Right

While a Christian band, don’t go thinking it will be full of praises directed straight toward Jesus. Relient K goes about spreading a message of morality and justice through their songs about life in general, as well as subtle hints of following the faith.
Cause we’re all guilty of the same things...
And I know that I have been forgiven
-Forgiven

Five Score certainly lives up to the band’s name for great Christian rock. The songs take a whole new level of the bands rock style, adding in more voices of the band (including an A Cappella for Pleading the Fifth) The songs are filled with beats and rhythms that just add to the band’s reputation for great songs with a feel good fun .
I’m faking my own suicide
Because I know you love me, you just haven’t realized
-Faking My Own Suicide

One question: What did happen five score and seven years (107 years) ago? Well, whatever took place back in 1900 was an excellent muse for the band. This album
is full of Relient K style music that won’t disappoint the fan or a newcomer that decide to pick up the CD. Not just the music, but the lyrics and band’s style all add to the whole CD.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (not exactly like Mmhmm, but still rocks and doesn’t disappoint)


Yeah, discuss it here! Great CD, huh guys?

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5 Score And 7 Years Ago

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Mar 06 2007 · 20 views
My Life Is Awesome
Just wanted to blog that Relient K's new CD comes out today! Five Score and Seven Years Ago

So I'll be picking it up after school, and then write an article about it for my school newspaper.

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B B C C #41

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Mar 04 2007 · 69 views
LEGO
So now that this new BBCC is up, I'm figuring out what to enter. I don't have enough time to make a totally new MOC, plus then I'd have to take apart stuff I'm sending to BrickFest PDX 2007.

So I'm entering one I'm sending to BF. (It's still on my dresser, so I have time for touch up and photos. Actually, I'm changing something to make it better, so now it will look better at BF too!)

Looking at the MOCs entered, this will be an interesting contest. IMO, I'm MOCing something that I would like Lego to make, but also something that BZP would vote on. (so I'm not doing anything really crazy and enormously complicated) (then I see a quote about "what Lego could make into a set" and seeing how they want simple stuff, this might not pass. But I figure in the end it will come down to what MOC looks best/coolest and the theme will be ingored (that happens right? I don't follow it...))

I've been looking at the competition, and there is a wide variety. All I can say is there are some really good MOCs there, and then some people that take a pre-made body and slap limbs on like they are colorblind.

Yeah, that's my thoughts. I guess I'll finish the touch up on Wednesday and then get pix in before the deadline.

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Happy Birthday Grandma

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Mar 01 2007 · 28 views
My Life Is Awesome
So I'm going to be in Pennsylvania this weekend to celebrate my Grandma's birthday (don't know age...)
(oh, I live in N. Virginia)
On that note, it's about a 7 hour drive. So I just got a dozen manga from the library to take care of the time.

the main point of this entry is that I'll be gone from about friday at 4 to monday. (I'll get back sunday, but doubt I'll be able to get on.

so, see you later!

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Fantastic 4#2--silver Surfer

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 26 2007 · 48 views
My Life Is Awesome
So I just saw a commercial for a sequel to the Fantastic 4 movie: The Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Looks awesome, so I can't wait for June 15th.

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Beautiful...but Not Welcome

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 25 2007 · 42 views
My Life Is Awesome
So this is what my backyard looks like right now (except it's dark)

here

Now, that may seem great, but I really want Anime Club tomorrow at school, and this might cancel school. (yeah, I'm wierd. So shoot me. But I'd rather just have anime club than the whole school day, duh)

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Currents

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 25 2007 · 30 views
My Life Is Awesome
So currently I'm doing homework online. I need to write one Paragrph on 1860 literature. (and then find stuff for a research paper, ug)

It's snowing outside. But also some dangerous ice/hail/stuff to not go outside....

I also encourage you all to check out this entry of mine, because it's awesome.

that's what's going on for me right now. I plan to spend the day doing homework, then watch Fullmetal Alchemist ep 4 and yesterday's stargate atlantis at night.

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Kopaka's Got Nothing On This

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 23 2007 · 34 views
My Life Is Awesome
(yeah, I stole the title from KIE)

So I was supposed to go camping this weekend, but the campground is covered in ice. Speaking of ice...

Anyway, I got this in an email.
This is what people are calling global warming tongue.gif (but please don't get into another discussion on that...):

Maj folder

and some pix to wet your appetite:

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IPB Image
IPB Image

enjoy!

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Free Pancakes!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 20 2007 · 28 views
My Life Is Awesome
So today is National Pancake Day (according to IHOP)

Go to IHOP between 7-10 AM for free pancakes!

*looks at watch* Oops. (hey, the school computers wern't working this morning)


Oh, yeah,
Happy Mardi Gras

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Katsucon!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 18 2007 · 35 views
Anime
That's right. Today I went to my first Anime Con! (Convention): Katsucon!!!
It was located at DC's Omni Shoreham Hotel.

It was really fun. I met up with two other friends that had been there Saturday as well, so they showed me around and we just had fun. Couple of highlights:

-Cosplaying: This is pretty much the biggest thing at any Con. People costume play as characters from various anime. The costumes are really detailed and look amazing. (Sorry, Omi, I couldn't find any FF cosplayers.)
Favorite costumes included: Rei and Asuka from Evangelion, lots of Fullmetal Alchemist characters (some really good Envy's there and a really good military person), for those of you who like Naruto there were lots of people wearing Naruto headbands (and probably cosplaying as well), and various cosplayings from anime I haven't even seen.

-Artist's Alley: A big room for artists to show off their work, and some for sale. I bought a pic of a chibi Ed Elric using a transmutation circle (for my friends that couldn't go). Various people even saying they'd anime-ize you! Lots of cool stuff there.

-Merchant's Hall: The biggest room of all, this place had tables upon tables of merchants from everywhere selling stuff. I went crazy. (well, not really). I got three manga for $4 each, and two more for $7 each. I also got some FMA stickers and FMA anime disk 1. Best of all was my "NERV" shirt (from Eva). (I also got another friend a Gundam model).

-Anime!: Well, of course there was anime everywhere! Especially in three rooms specifically for running various anime non-stop.

-Walden Wong: This guy lives in San Fransisco and works for DC and Marvel comics, and Viz Media (a manga company). At the start of his talk it was just my friends and me, and then 4 more people popped in to make a total of 7 people! It was really cool, because he was able to get up close with us and tell us stuff that he probably wouldn't have if there was a big crowd. He was giving us tips on drawing, shadowing, details, (and I'm not an artist!) and cool things about drawing. His favorite character to work with is Superman. He also works from home mostly. One cool thing was that when detailing stuff he can put subliminal messages in the comics. Like toss in a name of him or his friend (like in the grass) and nobody would notice it unless he pointed it out. (He got to do this with a book shelf once. Just started filling in his friend's names) One cool point: The artist of "The Simpsons" put his initials in Homer's head. The M is his hair and the G is his ear!

Game Room: This was actually two rooms. The first had lots of those stand up games similar to the ones found in arcades. But these were old games. The classics such as Asteroids and Pac-Man. Lots of fun there. In the next room were various game systems, from Super Nintendo to the Wii, and everything in between and probable before. I played a couple things and enjoyed it, and it was my first time with a Wii. Interesting....


This con was really fun. Also, the con staff said they would be watching blogs, so even though I doubt they'll see this, I'll comment directly to them:
Good job guys! You know what you need to fix, and it will be sure talked about on the forums. One note: Swap meet! Thank you.


So I can't wait for AnimeUSA in the fall. I might just cosplay, I just don't know who. (my ideas: Dark Mousy, Senri the Bear +Anima, or Shinji Akari) Actually, cosplaying as Shinji might work if my friends decide to do Rei and Asuka.

Well, that was my con, and here's to many many more! :cheers smiley:

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4 Hours

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 15 2007 · 35 views
LEGO
That's the time I estimate that I spent on the board on Thursday. With the Snow Day and the house to myself, I used it to my advantage.

Also, I have today off! Crazy Fairfax County (Virginia). But I'm not complaining----I got out early on Tuesday, off Wednesday, off Thursday, off Friday, and then comes President's Day on monday! Add it up yourself.

Too bad I can't escape off to Katsucon today sad.gif

What have I been doing on the Board with all this time? Mostly hanging out in this topic, which I encourage all of you to view. Read the topic starter's post, skim the first page, then read all of GregF's and Bonesii's posts. Then give your opinion if it matters. (Don't go trying to spam/flame because that will only heat up the topic and get it closed.)

Well, that's the latest in my life. Got any snow where ever you are?

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Tips For New Users?

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 15 2007 · 56 views
LEGO
So I recently talked (through PM) with member Toa Tundra XXX.

He is new, so I think we should all give him a warm welcome and tips and advice that can only come from our many years on the board.

Welcome, Tundra!

My tips:
*Be active on the board, but don't spam. (Spaming is random, rude, large quantities of mindless posts) Remember this: "It's not about your post count, it's about making your posts count"
Also, go ahead and show off MOCs (if they are good) or art or whatever you're good at.
*Don't randomly PM people. Perhaps they'll have something in their sig that makes you interested in talking with them.
*Have fun. Enjoy the forum and take in as much as you can. Also, appreciate the Mods that make it happen. (just another reason not to spam)
*Bow down to me. (actually, most likely bow down to Binky, GregF, and Omi)

Everybody, please make him (and all those other noobs) feel welcome!

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Global Cooling

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 11 2007 · 34 views
My Life Is Awesome
Now there's an idea...

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(actually, I really want to know if you came in here just because of that title. So, please post something. (Like could this actually happen?))



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Katsucon!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 09 2007 · 35 views
Anime
I can't wait until KATSUCON!!!

What's that you say? What's Katsucon? Well...

It's a hugh Anime convention coming to DC soon!

It's at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC February 16-18. I'll be going on Sunday the 18th.

I can't really explain it, except that it's an anime con. So I guess we'll do any anime thing thought of.

Anyone else going?

Advertising removed. ...ah, darn...

Time for some anime fun!

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Snow!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Feb 07 2007 · 31 views
My Life Is Awesome
So I finally get some snow here in the DC area.

I got to miss school, but didn't enjoy it much because I'm sick, but I really needed rest so it beats dealing with school.

Let is snow!!!

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Favorite color: Guess
Favorite smell: Campfire
Interests: LEGO, Boy Scouts (Eagle), Geeking, Comics
First LEGO Set: Renegade Runner
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Convention history: BrickFest '04, & '06
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