October 1 is too far away to wait for The 2nd Law's release...
October 1 is too far away to wait for The 2nd Law's release...
Metamorphosis applied to butterflies, so why not humans?
Susanne Reyes, after all, had positively blossomed since John Wainwright had last seen her. She had been fourteen, he fifteen. That was seven years ago now, but teenage Susanne’s short, messy hair, braces, and haphazard juxtaposition of pimples with freckles had been ingrained in John’s mind ever since his family had moved from Arkansas to Colorado after many tearful farewells — as far as John had known, that was Susanne.
He had probably still loved her then.
In July of 1989, the Reyes had phoned the Wainwrights suggesting a reunion. John, at home for the summer, had readily agreed. He was told Susanne had also been eager. The thought had stirred his heart for the first time in the past half-decade, for high school and a university had been neither whimsical nor particularly enjoyable.
Meeting the Reyes in their summer home on the beach of southern California had been brightened by the ray of sunlight that was Susanne. She had stood on the front porch of the house, waving as the Wainwright’s stuffy taxi had pulled up, and had been the first to shake John’s parents’ hands when they approached.
If he had loved her then, he only loved her the more now.
She had only grown three inches since her last meeting with John, and her eyes and smile were the same as ever, but this time no silver gleams hid her teeth, and her skin, curling into dimples on her cheeks, was smooth.
Susanne and John had embraced readily. John could have sworn his parents had shared a look, but he had ignored them partially out of spite and partially out of apathy. What did their thoughts matter?
When sleeping arrangements had been discussed, and John was told of his room on the opposite end of the hall from Susanne’s, his mom had looked to Susanne’s with a smile in her eyes, twitching her lips. He had sighed and retired to his bedroom without further comment.
August 14, 1989. Half a month to win Susanne’s heart.
* * *
One day passed.
The beach house was deserted in favor of the shore. The sand still held some warmth from the day’s radiance; a small fire burned several meters from the water, and as the parents exchanged gossip, John excused himself and sat on a log some distance away. Twenty-two and he still felt not like an adult. What was wrong with him?
“They can talk — can’t they?”
Susanne sounded hesitant. John moved aside instinctively, and she claimed upon the log the spot he had just vacated.
“Indeed,” said John.
“It makes you wonder why we haven’t gained that skill, right?”
John grinned, lapsing from his gentlemanly attitude. “Yes, I’ve always wondered why my parents’ motor-mouths weren’t passed onto me.”
“You don’t need one, you know.”
As Susanne’s voice dipped, John’s did, too, if only to make her feel more comfortable. “Neither do you.”
A pair of fireflies hovered above their heads for a moment before darting back inland. The wind was cool on John’s skin, and apparently Susanne’s, for she gathered herself together and slid against John’s side. He let her.
They sat like that till the fire died down and the parents ceased talking.
My gratitude goes to both Hahli Husky and my LSO Epics teammates. Thanks to the former for shipping the prizes and the latter for making me look good enough to receive them.
There were some highlights. A band whose name I forget did a cover of The Who my mom deemed "pretty good"; Ed Sheeran's cover of "Wish You Were Here" with former members of Pink Floyd was pleasant; and Eric Idle's performance of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" provided great laughs.
The real reason I watched the two-and-a-half-hour ceremonies was because of Muse's performance. True, a single band's performance doesn't make or break the Olympics, but Muse, aside being one of my favorite bands, wrote and recorded the theme song for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, "Survival".
Muse didn't show all night. My mom and I dug through the internet and found Muse had performed live. We also found that I hadn't turned on the broadcast too late; NBC had simply cut Muse out.
Yes, you read that right. NBC. Cut. Muse.
I understand some Americans -- and probably some Englishmen -- don't like "Survival"; some probably don't like Muse at all. Maybe some also don't like Adele, whose performance also seems to have been cut. The problem is, some Americans also don't like One Direction or Taio Cruz or numerous other artists whose performances were aired.
To put it bluntly, NBC's editorial decisions were just as barking mad as the rest of the Olympic closing ceremony.
At least 'twas fun to watch.
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Under Lego, I have Mindstorms NXT, Bionicle (duh!), and a ton of other sets. Then outside of Lego there's writing, drawing, writing music, creating and editing images with GIMP, and a bunch more.
Christian if you squint and tilt your head just so. Maybe Christian-esque deist.
Mashed potatoes, corn, apples
Bionicle: Showdown; Forward
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Favorite Albums / Songs
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Dreaming out Loud
Minutes to Midnight
A Thousand Suns
How to Save a Life
Scars & Stories
Origin of Symmetry
Black Holes and Revelations
The 2nd Law
New Way to Be Human
Learning to Breathe
The Beautiful Letdown
Recovering the Satellites
This Desert Life
Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings
The Joshua Tree
All That You Can't Leave Behind
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
No Line on the Horizon
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes
The Photo Album
Codes and Keys
Science and Faith
Drops of Jupiter
My Private Nation
Save Me, San Francisco
Five for Fighting
The Battle for Everything
The Postal Service
Close to the Edge
Tales from Topographic Oceans
Room for Squares
Smoke & Mirrors
Leave This Town
Break the Spell
Inception film score
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring film score
Neck of the Woods
The Needle the Space
Dark Side of the Moon
Star Wars film scores
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone film score
The Black Keys
Hands Like Houses
Lights and Sounds
When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
"I Wanna Talk About Me"
"Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue"
Third Eye Blind
"Never Let You Go"
"How's It Going to Be"
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Snow (Hey Oh)"
Quoteworthy Forum Quotes
These are quotes that I have, for the most part,
painstakingly collected asked other people to supply in this blog entry. If you have any to contribute, post 'em there. And above all else, always remember:
"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that you can't verify whether they are correct."
Suddenly everything makes sensean advertisement for versb
wuts a adverb
I intolerate tolerance of tolerance of intolerance of tolerating intolerance when intolerating tolerance is the same as tolerating intolerance when you tolerate tolerance of intolerance of tolerance, but most people tolerant of intolerance are intolerate of tolerance intolerant of their tolerance.
I listen to people banging rocks together. Back from when music was GOOD.
OH GOD IT'S THE NINETIES
I JUST READ SOME USELESS GARBAGE >:
if you were true fans to bionicle you would support it's return you are not fans if you don't want it to come back even if you followed the entire story and loved them and bought every set and had joined a website with a large fanbase for them and made tons of friends and talked about bionicle every day and then when it ended you moved on to hero factory and don't want bionicle to come back you aren't a fan then because you thought it was going downhill and didn't like every single little aspect of it and you don't want it to come back and you aren't petitioning lego like mad and throwing temper tantrums left and right and aren't carrying on bionicle's revolutionary legacy means you are all traitors to those who want their most favorite toy back we know our fantasy will come true because we are here we are waiting and we want our bionicle and if star trek fans had as a group said no point in talking about this anymore it's never going to come back it never would have come back and lego is pushing their poorly designed and overpriced hero factory in little kids faces bionicle didn't need it so we have evidence to prove that our toy line which we simply cannot live without is going to come back because we will hold our breath and storm denmark if we don't get our way which we will because we always get our way and get what we want even if it comes back in ten years we can ask for the entire new line of bionicle for our thirtieth birthday and when bionicle comes back we'll have plenty of money to buy them because we didn't betray bionicle and buy hero factory like you all did you annoying little black hearted meanies who call yourselves fans when you're not you stinky shoe wearing snobs who don't agree with the movement to bring bionicle back
"What are eggs and bacon?"
"Eggs are white rocks with a kind of yellowy stuff in them that you can cook and eat. Bacon is delicious."
"You'e seian what?"
-- Me talking to a friend about DBZ...
"It takes a long time to hone skillz like mine."
--Me, after failing miserably at writing my own name in Japanese
I believe in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
You scare me, Chols.
If you love us so much, then what's with the two wolves with their heads glued together?
awwww you kids
but i already asked google chrome out on a date
You should put this in your quote block.I said that, so it's totally a quote.
Hey, I'm Tavakai and I said this.
Quoteworthy Chat Quotes
[12:50:19 PM] Gravity: "Lightning."
[12:50:23 PM] Gravity: "Forms."
[12:50:36 PM] Gravity: "That I did not sign completely!"
[12:50:46 PM | Edited 12:51:19 PM] Legolover-361: "I deliberately misspelled my name on those forms!"
[12:50:47 PM] Legolover-361: "..."
[12:50:52 PM] Legolover-361: "Er, accidentally deliberately."
[12:50:53 PM] Gravity: "On purpose!"
[12:51:01 PM] Legolover-361: "By mistake."
[12:51:19 PM] Gravity: "Mistakingly on purpose."
[12:51:56 PM] Legolover-361: "Unintentionally, believe me."
[12:52:00 PM] Dovydas: This is really amusing to read.
[12:52:00 PM] Legolover-361: "Er, I mean intentionally."
[5:42:52 PM] Tyler St. Francis: Until very, very recently, I was under the impression that platypuses were ducks and beavers mixed together.
[5:42:53 PM] Tyler St. Francis: They're not.
5:11:14 PM Aderia GAH WHY DO BOYS THINK EVERYTHING IS A COMPETITION
5:11:21 PM me XD
5:11:24 PM me Because it is!
5:11:34 PM me It's the ciiiiiiircle of life.
5:11:46 PM me It's the wheeel of fooortuuuuune...
5:11:49 PM Aderia but circles are not competive
5:12:29 PM me Um...
5:13:33 PM Aderia How many guys does it take to screw in a lightbulb? / None, because by the time they're done sizing each other up, you've already done it yourself.
4:16:47 PM Aimee/Aderia Hey [GSR], Mr. Microsoft, if you're around, would it hypothetically be possible for a Makuta with very very precise control over Electricity and Magnetism to manipulate computers/technology through those powers? aside from makign them explode
4:39:40 PM onarax I doubt it, as I doubt any being could learn how to control such circuts with such a precise speed and size, plus not all computers have the same circuts so it'd be even more complicated.
4:44:44 PM Will ...then again, Makuta aren't real. Technically they could do whatever they wanted. xD
4:45:28 PM onarax They're antidermis aren't they, why not just possess the thing.
4:45:58 PM Legolover-361 "AHAHAHA, I, MAKUTA TERIDAX, HAVE POSSESSED THIS LAPTOP--"
4:46:02 PM Legolover-361 *blue screen of death*
4:46:07 PM Will They also have Rahi/Insect Control abilites, which is basically controlling robotic brains.
4:46:19 PM Will (and lolz)
4:46:21 PM Legolover-361 *you are seeing this screen because your computer had to be shut down...*
10:10:33 PM onarax Quick what's 3+3?
10:10:38 PM Zarayna hmm
10:10:39 PM Legolover-361 122!
10:11:05 PM onarax Congratulation to LL, he wins the grand prize of 1 Million Dollars, now if only we could count it out for him.
[7/4/2012 10:51:34 PM] Tyler: I just tried to figure out the radius of a triangle. ._.
[7/4/2012 10:52:37 PM] Legolover-361: ...Did you succeed in finding the radius of a triangle? I'm curious.
Kal Grochi takes a large amount of Nick's blood in order to start brewing with.
Zarayna takes his blood back
[10:26:45 PM] Kal Grochi Hey!!
[10:26:52 PM] Aderia ELY STOP TAKING NICK'S BLOOD HE NEEDS THAT
Quoteworthy Non-Internet Quotes
"All right, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade -- make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your darn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
"Only two things are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not so sure about the former."
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."