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Making the best of a bad situation

Posted by Dina Saruyama , Mar 11 2015 · 164 views

Most people on here probably don't know this, since I haven't really had any reason at all to mention it much, but I am an amputee. Not a major one, like an arm or a leg. Just a finger. (However, despite what my aunt says, that does not make me not an amputee.) The accident happened four years ago, on this very day. I don't tell the story much, partially because I'm unsure of how much of it I can tell, but it was a terribly traumatic event that still has its effects on my life.

As a result, March 11th has become a sore day for me. (March in general, in fact, feels like a tainted month. I tend to be crabbier and more sensitive during March than on other months.) I become prone to thinking about my accident, and often feel guilt, anger, or sadness related to it. Needless to say, I don't usually enjoy it.

For the past two years, however, I've been trying to do nice things on March 11th, to try and ease into changing how it makes me feel. Last year, I watched movies with a friend (one of which unfortunately ended up containing amputation but it wasn't too bad) and went to yoga. This year, I followed the immortal words of Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle: "Treat Yo' Self." As a result, I am now the proud owner of:
  • two large bags of Starburst jelly beans
  • five boxes of Star Wars macaroni
  • RID Strongarm
  • Pokemon TCG Primal Kyogre collection
  • Super Smash Brothers for 3DS
  • Tyrunt plush
  • a clear case for my 3DS XL
  • Generations Windblade (ordered off Amazon so I'm gonna have to wait but it's the thought that counts)
then I topped it all off with a lunch from Taco Bell (yes that's treating myself don't judge) and went home to start enjoying my treats.

Throwing money onto the problem might seem like a poor decision, but it's not so much about the things themselves as it is about the happy feeling. It's sort of a Pavlovian conditioning of myself, to start associating March 11th with good things, with happy things, so that one day, it will lose its edge.

It's a long journey towards truly recovering from my accident. Even though the stump is healed, I still feel the impacts of that day. But I'm beginning to have hope that one day I can move on from this.


the truth is out there

Posted by Dina Saruyama , Mar 08 2015 · 352 views

  • their theme colors look nice together
  • they're the only main Elves to appear in a first wave set together without Emily Jones
  • their personalities mesh well together (daydreamer+inventor)
it's time to see the light

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it's gotta be canon



Posted by Dina Saruyama , Feb 23 2015 · 134 views

I don't post much about my musical aspirations here (in fact the only thing related to it I can think of having posted is when I posted my Creeping In My Soul cover) so I figured I should make a post with a couple of songs I made a while ago to be part of a theoretical album themed around the eight planets and other space things. They're some of my best works to date so I figured why not?



(I realize there's a pretty glaring issue with Earth that I haven't gotten around to fixing up at all. Bear with me with that. Also don't ask why Saturn is Saturn unless you want a groan-worthy pun.)


Natural Selection

Posted by Dina Saruyama , Feb 19 2015 · 316 views

(you probably thought this was going to be a rant about how wonderfully true evolution is but don't worry it's not)

Last night, on a late-night whim (that also led to a somewhat hare-brained scheme related to starting the Crow Agricultural Revolution), I wrote a bit of a short horror story. I say it's a horror story but honestly I may have gone to subtle with it and ended up with a multi-paragraph description of evolution. Anyway, point is, I wrote a short story.

Here it is.

I'd appreciate any comments or criticism people can give me on it. I think I've actually got a good idea here, but some outside perspectives could help me make an all-around better story.


R.I.P. my sweet dril signature

Posted by Dina Saruyama , Feb 18 2015 · 155 views

while I have always fully enjoyed my old banner for its sheer hilarity at the end of my posts, especially in an argument, today felt like a time for change. So now, let us instead usher in an age of a more niche, yet equally fitting, banner.


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Honestly, you can make this sound like some kind of crusade for justice all you want (I'm going to hope that some of how you worded it is just meant as hyperbole to make a point, though?), but it just comes across to me as being anti-fun and anti-imagination.


There's a time and a place for joke entries to place high in a contest (actually no there really isn't but w/e), but the first site-wide BZP contest is certainly not one of those times.


The first entry offended my eyes.


Well, this was probably in the bottom 3 comics I've read in my life. Didn't make much sense, and some things were hard to read because of the coloring and font style.


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