bip_bebop: (Stockholm Syndrome)
2011-11-16 04:20 pm
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Writer's Block: American Censorship Day!

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Does anyone with a BRAIN support this bill?! I mean, really? What good does it do us? Not to mention, I'm sure thousands of hackers will rage against the machine and wind up making it a moot point. Government, y u so stupid?
bip_bebop: (Stockholm Syndrome)
2011-10-12 03:19 pm

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kasumi_ at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


bip_bebop: (Default)
2011-09-05 08:03 pm

Writer's Block: Killer Queen

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"Innuendo" or "I Want to Break Free" or to be cliche "Bohemian Rhapsody" or--
Aw hell, I love all of them. Except "Body Language." Never cared for that one.

SO GUYS I MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO SCHOOL DRESSED AS FREDDIE MERCURY AGAIN TAT

There is/was a worldwide event called "Freddie For A Day" today when you dress as Freddie or wear a mustache like his in order to raise AIDS awareness and stir up publicity for his charity and I MISSED IIIIT.

/slitwrists
bip_bebop: (Default)
2011-06-23 02:39 pm
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A PLETHORA OF PEOPLE I MADE FOR YOU TO MEET.

RP CHARACTER MEME!!! I'M DOING THIS WRONG AND UNPROMPTED BECAUSE I'M...I'm...cool like that. *sob* I'm answering as them for some parts, hooray |D

01. Full name
02. Best friend
03. Sexuality
04. Favorite color
05. Relationship status
06. Ideal mate
07. Turn-ons
08. Last sexual experience
09. Favorite food
10. Crushes
11. Favorite music
12. Biggest fear
13. Biggest fantasy
14. Quirks in bed
15. Bad habits
16. Biggest regret
17. Best kept secrets
18. Last thought
19. Worst sexual/romantic experience
20. Biggest insecurity

ALL LARP OCS, AREN'T YOU EXCITED TO MEET THEM?! )

Hahaha. That was fun. *phew* If anyone reads it, tell me who your favorite is based on this :D
bip_bebop: (Default)
2011-06-14 08:08 pm

MY LIFE AT CURRENT



Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and mainly My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, C-C-C-COMBO BREAK! Yeah, um. It's...it's pretty much that. Haha. Hahaha. I can't help that the MLP fandom makes like, the best crack and fanart I've seen in years and that I've always loved My Little Pony. It doesn't help that my roommate loves it too, rofl, we just end up reveling in pony brotherhood instead of being productive XD;;

BUT. Other than me being a huge, nerdy, otaku-brony, there are some other things I should probably post about too, I guess.

For one, I quit my job at Sushi Hiro, for many reasons, the least of which was not that the head waiter was generally kind of a dick to me for no real reason. They really needed a waitress with lots of experience, which was not me, but they didn't really interview me since Hide-san hired me on the basis of just knowing me, so that actually caused some problems instead of being the blessing I thought it was. The work itself wasn't bad, but the expectations were so high that I could never quite live up to them due to my inexperience. I thought I was getting the hang of it pretty well, but according to everyone there, the learning curve was a mere two weeks, which was about three days of work for me. They were also only scheduling me 4.5 hours a week, which was both thanks to me not doing as well as they wanted and not really needing a waitress but hiring me anyway. I felt bad, since I was inconveniencing them and the other employees who needed those hours, so I lied and told my bosses that my other job offered me full-time. It was really smooth, so I think they were kinda hoping I'd quit xD;

In its place, I'm trying to get a job at the Charleston County Library as a page, which is what Emma does. You can go in anytime during the workweek, as long as the hours equal 15 each week, and that'd be a huge asset to me both monetarily and professionally. Nothing like having working at a government institution on your resume when you're a Communications major, yeah? Well, I think so, anyway.

Two weeks ago I got the drunkest I've ever gotten, which isn't really saying much, because I've really only ever been just pretty tipsy. I learned, however, not to mix liquors. No one ever told me that, and I went and had a Long Island iced tea, White Russian, and a shot of blueberry vodka/half-and-half/Kahlua. Needless to say, I became ill and easily threw up everything I'd eaten/drank. I felt a hell of a lot better afterward. But man. Not pleasant. But now I know. And you know what they say about knowing and it being half the battle.

I'M ALSO DRAWING AND COLORING AGAIN. THAT'S PROBABLY NOT THAT BIG A DEAL TO YOU GUYS BECAUSE YOU PROBABLY HAD NO IDEA THAT I WAS GOING THROUGH THE WORST DRY SPELL EVER (sevenish years), BUT TRUST ME IT'S KINDA AMAZING. I didn't realize how much I missed it!! I was never big on coloring because I never really found my medium, but it seems my medium is "mixed," involving colored pencils and markers! I LOVE YOU PRISMACOLOR MARKERS <3<3 Maybe sometime I'll get to scanning a few of the things I've colored and show them off here for y'all to enjoy! Would anyone be interested?? Doesn't matter 'cause I'm gonna do it anyway! :D

And gay huise, it's my birthday on Saturday. I'm gonna be 23. I'M SCARED ;A;
bip_bebop: (OMG NOTHING LIKE WOMEN)
2011-04-20 01:06 pm

TEAR DOWN THE TEXTWALL.

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Not really gonna answer this but
FFFFFTTTT THERE SHOULD BE A QUESTION MARK AT THE END OF THIS FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


/grammarnazi

OKAY SO. I haven't updated in forever because I was sort of miserable. Not like a lot of people around me, but really more preoccupied with my own thoughts than anything. My boss SCREAMED at me over the phone a few weeks ago over a supposed missing $20, even though we don't count inventory and it's really easy to write down the wrong thing, and since through his hissy fit he pretty much accused me of stealing, I decided it's about damn time to quit the stupid Market. Anything would be better than dealing with tourists every day and having to drag myself down there and set everything up at nine in the morning and IMMMEDIATELY be expected to be ready for an onslaught of questions and invasions of personal space. So I decided, this summer, I'm going to get another job to supplement working the weekends at the Market (because, not gonna lie, the money ain't bad at all) and hopefully build up a little nest egg. Of course, jobs aren't easy to snatch, so I set out today looking all spiffy and clean after buying a bunch of foundation and coverup, and walked down King Street to see who's hiring.

I was heading for Sushi Hiro, a tiny Japanese place that's been there forever, because I saw a Help Wanted sign in the window a few days ago. I've known the owner, Hide-san, for years, since before he even owned the place. I once frequented his food cart he parked in North Charleston and man it was gooood. So I thought working for him might not be bad. And I'd get to practice my Japanese! On the way down there though, I checked out other places. A lot of retail stores need summer help, so I noted especially Bijuju (a jewelry place) and Robot Candy Co., which is this neato quirky candy store with a pseudo-Japanese aesthetic. But guess what? I didn't even need to look in all those places.

I walked into Sushi Hiro, inquired about the job, and Hide-san looked at the manager from behind his sushi bar and said "Oh, she's hired. I know her. Well? Hire her!" I didn't even need to fill out the entire application. He even said it'd make it easier for him since I know some Japanese.

Holy crap guys. I did not think it'd be that smooth. Life really is all about who you know, isn't it? Why the hell am I in school again? So I'm starting training Thursday at 5:30 (omg I can sleep in omg) and hoping I can figure out transportation afterward--I'm not sure when they close. I told him I couldn't start seriously until after exams. I really hope it's not awful. I know the people who work there are always happy and Hide-san is really nice, and it's not like I could get really overwhelmed with customers since only 30 or less can fit in the place all at once, but I'm nervous about disappointing Hide-san or not getting the rest I need, you know? But eh, I'll do my best!!

Then, after strolling down King Street in a sort of daze, I was stopped by a guy who said I looked "artsy" and handed me a thick book. Turned out he was a monk spreading the message of Transcendentalism and meditation. I've always wanted to know more about Transcendentalism after reading Thoreau and could use some peaceful guidance this summer with two jobs, so damn that's convenient, isn't it? What a weirdly nice day.

Oh, and because I'm damn proud of myself: last night at 2 am, I discovered that I had a 3-4 page paper due by 8, the teacher does not accept late papers and it's 10% of my grade at that. So I was like "well fuck." Had to be on a communication theory not covered in class (not many weren't, teach did a fine job skirting everything the way an Intro class should.) BUT I found one finally--Uses and Gratifications--and went to work. Even though she only asked for one, I found FIVE sources, and actually found that I agreed with it. I think I've found my paper-writing technique. Every hour and a half or so or when my attention starts to wane, rest my eyes for 15 minutes tops, then get back to it. I was done writing it by 6:30. That might not be too impressive to some people, I guess, but considering I had no idea what I was writing about or that it was due and one source had to be a scholarly article? I think I kicked that paper's ass.

Whoaho, I am Rambly McGee today. Not sure if I'm gonna LJ cut this. I kinda feel like suddenly assaulting your flist after not saying a damn thing for months. Buuut if someone complains, I'll do it. Otherwise, deal with it.
Wooooooooooo, Dean out!

lol can you tell I'm not taking my Ritalin? lolol orz

P.S. I think I've found my new favorite eBay store.
bip_bebop: (Stockholm Syndrome)
2011-02-26 05:31 am
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In which I am an idiot.

So I had to get my laptop wiped again because it was being stupid. No viruses this time.

It was all fine and dandy until I realized I forgot to save ALL OF MY BOOKMARKS.

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Does anyone recall the name of the video-ripping site that let you rip in HD and WASN'T full of spyware and BS?!?! It even had a browser toolbar option quickie--! ;_______;
bip_bebop: (YAGAMI DOUBTS)
2010-12-05 01:13 am
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latetime television

Hey, MTV.

Fuck you for only playing Silent Library at four in the morning Sundays.

What the hell, dudes, I am trying so hard to either sleep or study right now. You could've played this hilarious show during dinnertime when absolutely nothing was on. But you didn't. And now you're marathoning it.

Douchebags.
bip_bebop: (HoboLight)
2010-12-04 10:30 pm
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procrastination is my greatest talent and worst curse

Day 13 - Cosplay of your ‘waifu’ or Husbando

Lady!Stein is the best of both worlds and also very charismatic in person. This is not just a plug to spread her awesomeness.


Lady F'in Stein -AWA 2010- by =ZalaGirl on deviantART

30 Day Anime Meme which I shall finish some day )
bip_bebop: (Default)
2010-12-03 12:27 am

in which i am uncomfortably stuffy +greedy

hey guys i'm pretty sure i'm still sick after thinking i was better then being worse then better then worse then better again. i don't know what it is but it kicked in REAL fast late on wednesday. was it wednesday? i'm pretty sure it was. anyway, it's continued.

haha i typo'd "i'm suck" up there, that's funny. but i fixed it.

no caps for you.

*blows nose everywhere*

*tries to write ten-page paper due by ten in the morning*

eta
hey if anyone wants to get me something for christmas and has no ideas despite me being incredibly easy to please, here are some [extremely affordable] ideas. i am probably a size large.
tim gunn t-shirt
SEX, DRUGS AND TIM GUNN <~note that this is the only thing in caps in this entry that means it's important
i won't have time to read it but btw if you didn't notice i love tim gunn
this is sold out but if you somehow find it ilu
also you have to tell me if you get me anything because i must get you something too. okay. back to work. *sobs onto keyboard*
bip_bebop: (FINE)
2010-11-16 04:57 pm
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(no subject)

I hate research projects that are essentially just regurgitating facts with no thesis or argument involved at all.

Just puttin' that out there.
bip_bebop: (FINE)
2010-11-14 06:01 pm
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(no subject)

Work was annoying. I have a lot of work to do still, because I have to write papers and read plays and all that sort of shit, but this brief period of me being irresponsible on Livejournal is nice, at least.

Day 12 - An ecchi picture from your favorite series

Well, this is embarrassing. All of my so-called "ecchi" pictures of my favorites series are on my external hard drive, which I currently cannot access. But, I do have this!


Chrona and Kid and Ragnarok~It's sort of ecchi, in the "the rest of this doujinshi is probably lots of hilarious tentacle action" kind of way XD;

30 Day Anime Meme )
bip_bebop: (you can has chocolate)
2010-11-10 01:55 pm

A Real Update. Sort of.

I have less time to type this than I thought I did. Somehow today seems relaxing, even though my mind's kinda elsewhere. It's the best kind of weather outside (76 degrees, sunny, no humidity to speak of, no wind) and I felt the need to lay in the grass in the park downtown for ten minutes. I would've stayed longer if I wasn't worried about missing class--I ended up being late anyway thanks to an urge for Sprite, but hey, class was cancelled, just like the class before that, so I'm only going to two classes today and damn, that's nice. I wish I could always only go to two classes, but life (a.k.a. CofC) isn't fair.

So. In lieu of more anime meme spam of which I am sure you are all tired (I'll continue with it anyway, because I'm an individual) I thought I'd give you all a little Life Update.

Remember when I said my mom was moving? Well, she did, and very far away, but it turned out that her roommate (a friend of hers since they were both in high school) had turned into this crazy woman who got literally raging drunk almost every night. She ended up insulting my mom, me, and my mom's dog Dori one night, and my mom slapped her four times to make her shut up. It was stupid shit, too, like "Why is your daughter still dressing up for Halloween? Isn't she TWENTY-TWO?!" like that's unheard of, and calling my mom lazy when she did more in a day than Cheryl did, and all that BS. So Mom was only up there for five days before throwing in the towel. She visited her other friend Cheryl in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she thinks she might like to stay instead. Chattanooga is really beautiful and has lots of stuff to do, so if she ends up moving there, it's a helluva lot closer and we'd actually be able to go out and have fun. But, if she doesn't, she'd be only about 15 minutes away from me in a low-income housing complex that's being built, and that'd be nice too. I just want her to be happy wherever she goes, she's been wanting to get out of Charleston for something like six years.

So then, if my mom is not here (she' is visiting until tomorrow though), then who is?? ♥[livejournal.com profile] zelda ♥!! It's been a little rough around the edges since I haven't lived with anyone but my mom (and technically Margaret, if you count a month-long trip as "living with" someone) and I'm not entirely sure how to be a good roommate who respects privacy and independence and all that jazz just yet, but I think I'm figuring it out bit by bit. I think ;A; It'll help once we get to actually start decorating the place the way we want, though--my mom has a LOT of stuff that's just sort of sitting around right now ^^; We plan on having a doll display area where a dining room's supposed to be =w=

I'm quite behind in school. Again. I'd managed to catch up only to swiftly fall behind once again almost immediately. I didn't have my textbooks for the first three and a half weeks, so I had like 300 pages to cover just from that time, not including actual work. I'm wondering if I should even bother continuing with the Intercultural Communications class at this point, I've managed to have only like three grades in there and I should have like, thirty. Psht. That class is literally almost entirely about racism and that's fine, but I don't think I've seen the Communications bit just yet. Also I have three group projects. THREE. Kill me now.

I'm on pain meds for my right hand. Lacey warns me that they might be downers and I might get addicted to them, so stay tuned for that possible twist!

Also I have officially lost all dignity and went as Bad Romance version Lady Gaga for Halloween.

Not the greatest picture, but this is me with my friend Kathryn at work. I want to point out that I do not have a jutting stomach here, that is my other arm, thank you. I didn't wear those heels all day, but I was in that costume from daybreak to sundown and that wig was ITCHY AS HELL. I'd worn the costume to a Market Street Saloon party the night before and the crown got all bent but I think it looks pretty darn good for having pulled it together two days beforehand XD;

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT. No flist cut for you! ENJOY MY MEDIOCRITY!
bip_bebop: (cheeseships)
2010-11-10 11:34 am
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more of this, mainly because I need something constant in my life

Day 11 - Favorite mecha series

RahXephon, I suppose, because it's the only one I've watched and wanted to KEEP watching. Mind you, I had to stop a few episodes in because the VCDs my friend Maneesah gave me cut the subtitles off at the bottom and I had no idea what was going on, so it's still a fairly fresh series to me and I don't know how much it borrowed from older mecha shows. However, the idea of using voice/sound as a weapon has always intrigued me, so seeing that put in action was really cool.


I also like Heat Guy J well enough, but again, I've only seen a few episodes (despite owning like half the series.) Does...does Heat Guy J count as a mecha? I don't THINK it does, since I don't recall giant robots in the three episodes I've seen, but the main character is a cyborg, so...um...idk why I put this here :D;

30 Day Anime Meme )
bip_bebop: (Default)
2010-11-08 03:51 pm
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None y'all care 'bout dis

Day 10 - Favorite slice of life anime

Ppppffffttt, I don't know, Lucky Star? I don't really watch slice-of-life anime very often. I read manga, but for some reason it being animated usually lends a touch of boring, which is weird. I haven't even seen a complete episode of Lucky Star, just a series of scenes uploaded on YouTube, and I usually enjoy them, so I'll just say Lucky Star and leave it at that.

Pretty much anything that can keep my attention through a mediocre scene like this one is fairly impressive in my book.


30 Day Anime Meme--slowly but surely, I'll get this pointless thing done. )
bip_bebop: (doggie nurse!)
2010-11-06 06:40 pm
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Missed another day, eh.

Day 9 - Saddest anime scene
When Gren dies.



I have cried at this something like ten times.

30 Day Anime Meme )
bip_bebop: (Default)
2010-11-01 07:20 pm

SPOILER ALERT

Happy Belated Halloween, everyone!! I'll make a real post later, but for now, have this~!

Day 8 - Most epic scene ever
Now, I can't say this is THE most epic scene ever--I know there are SO MANY badass scenes I'm not remembering right now and FEEL FREE TO POST LINKS, MY FRIENDS--but this scene. THIS SCENE. Heart-wrenching, awe-inspiring, and SO MUCH FUCKING COOLER THAN TWILIGHT CAN EVER HOPE TO BE, and I've not even technically seen it in context. I don't need to. YOU don't need to. WATCH, AND BEWILDER.



"BITCH, out of my sight! OUT OF MY MIND!"
FUCK YES SERASSSSS, RAGE, RRRAAAAAGGGGE!!!

Runners-up--SPOILERS for One Piece and Soul Eater )

30 Day Anime Meme: so I missed a few days, you wanna fight aboudit? )
bip_bebop: (bitchplease)
2010-10-28 08:10 pm
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Project Runway=fail

I HATE GRETCHEN, HHHHAAAAAATTTTTTTEEEE
ALL OF HER CLOTHES LOOK LIKE THEY WERE DESIGNED BY SOME LITTLE COLLEGE "INDIE" SHIT WHO ONLY INCORPORATES THINGS SHE'S SEEN HER GRANDMA WEAR AND ADDS ONE NEW THING AND THINKS THAT MAKES IT INTERESTING.
YOUR AESTHETIC IS THAT OF AN OLD WOMAN.
SCREW YOUR PITY PARTY.
MONDO SHOULD'VE WON.
AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

I know no one cares else about this but I had to do something.
bip_bebop: (MiKami (MY GOD?!))
2010-10-27 06:17 pm
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Another

Day 7 - Favorite anime couple


Matt and Mello~

I don't know that I *really* consider them an "anime couple" per se, but they were pretty much what got me into noncanon ships, so I guess they're as good a choice as any.
Go here for more if you're curious and/or want explanations.

30 Day Anime Meme )
bip_bebop: (YAGAMI DOUBTS)
2010-10-26 06:56 pm

Revelation: I'm not fond of Chekov.

ROCK BAND 3 HAS BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. I HAVE SO MUCH ROCK BAND EQUIPMENT FOR THE PS3 AND MY PS3 IS GONE. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THAT SONG TO BE IN A MUSIC GAME EVER SINCE THEY WERE INVENTED. FUCK YOU, ROCK BAND 3.

Day 6 - Most annoying anime character
Though I'd have to say that many characters ring true as being annoying to me (Shiori from Utena, fucking Enel from One Piece [DAMN what a jackass!]) there is one who rises above mere "annoying" and goes into "watching too many scenes with this character literally keeps me from being able to think afterward because he's so unbelievably grating."



THIS MOTHERFUCKER, AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH JUST LOOK AT HIMMMM

There's a reason the characters in Soul Eater make this face when Excalibur is mentioned.



Had to stick that second one there, lmao.

The 30 Day Anime Meme )