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One Year Anniversary!

18 Mar

So a couple days ago it was Klaine’s (Kurt and Blaine’s, from Glee) anniversary. Which made me realize that I’ve also had my blog for over a year! Woohoo! So thanks to everyone who’s been reading my posts, whether you’re following me or just stumbling across something that interests you. I’ve had a great time writing things for this blog, and I hope that I’ll be able to keep posting things regularly (:

Speaking of posts, I have one coming today! It’s going to be very awkward and uncomfortable, but that’s the point. See you then!

Darn you Glee, you’ve spoiled me and my stats >_>

By the way, almost 10k views guys! Thanks a bunch!

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Woohoo!

8 Feb

Hey guys! I want to just make an incredibly short post saying this: Thanks for 6,000 views! I just hit 6 grand and it feels pretty awesome; if this blog were a youtube video that would be a decent amount of views, don’t ya think? Also I just wanted to let all readers know that the one thing I love the most about writing posts is seeing comments on them; it makes everything feel more real when I share things with the world and the world talks back! So even if you’re just passing through here, never be shy to leave a short response. 🙂

Tumblr (He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?)

29 Jan

Ah, the woes of tumblr. For some, a perfectly normal and probably versatile site. For others (teenage girls and boys), it can be a highly addicting place of riots and fangirling.

This may need some explanation. A couple months ago, I made myself an account on tumblr. When I first made it, I didn’t really know much about it. I thought it was a blog site, much like wordpress. Oh, how I was wrong.

It’s a pretty simple site, really. Kind of confusing at first, not very explorable. I didn’t really know how to use it at first, and the search bars were confusing; it’s organized by most recent, not most popular. But then once I got the hang of it, I started following people (like a youtube subscription; I didn’t literally follow people -_-) and found that there are awesome things that people make or find; nostalgic sets of pictures or perhaps some behind the scenes footage of favorite movies and shows. But when I realized that there was a gargantuan Glee fan base on the site is when I got really sucked in. Oh, and by the way, I’ve heard that there may be a “fight club” rule about tumblr so I hope this isn’t upsetting anyone. (Although there are numerous youtube videos so I should be fine)

Anyways, tumblr has a way of making something normal into something to obsess over…Like many on the site say, “I used to be a normal fan. Then I found tumblr.”

Many people “fan-girl” or cry over things like fanfiction or song previews…I’m not really that emotional over characters but there’s nothing wrong with people who are. There are “riots” when some exciting spoiler is released or a favorite celebrity says or does something exciting. Thousands of pictures are posted of celebrities such as Darren Criss and even the Harry Potter gang. It can be quite overwhelming at times because of how enthusiastic fans can be.

I don’t think I’ll even be able to describe how tumblr manages to pull people in; it just has a naturally addictive quality. Perhaps it’s the lay-out, and how you can just keep scrolling down and finding an endless list of things to look at. Maybe it’s just an overwhelming experience for certain fandoms that have actual communities that you can be a part of; Glee, Starkid, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, etc. Either way, this is what has been consuming my time as of late and causing my procrastination that I have previously spoken of. I’ve even started reading fanfiction; some are surprisingly good but if I’m going to be using up such large amounts of time on reading, it really should be on books.

So I’m not really sure what I was going for when I began writing this…I suppose it serves as a little insight to a great website and as an explanation of how I’ve been wasting my time. Try giving tumblr a try; as long as you don’t let yourself get sucked in it’s a great place to entertain yourself. If you already have one, link me to it so I can check it out! Here’s mine: http://curryforyourthoughts.tumblr.com/ (wow, what a creative username!) 😉

^One of the videos about tumblr. Gpoy 😉

Procrastination…A Never Changing Habit

31 Oct

I looked at this and giggled 🙂 Via onlinelearningtips.com.

Dear Me,

This is yourself from the past. I’m here to tell you that you can’t procrastinate on homework all weekend long until Sunday. That just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Believe you me, I know how hard it is to not just plop down and laze through Fridays; you just had a stressful week and need to mindlessly plow through the internet, right? Well that does get mind-numbing and boring after a while, so here’s a compromise: every Friday you can do whatever you want until 6 o’ clock, and then you have to start on some of your homework that is due Monday. And for regular school nights, do some homework before even going on the computer because once you start, you know that you have too little self-control to stop. Please do this for me, okay? Make this year as non-stressful as possible.

Kthnxbai, Me.

 

About 7 months ago, I created a post about procrastination and how it deeply afflicted me…fast forward to now, and it is apparent that not only is it still here, but it’s even worse than before. It is currently ten o’ clock on a school night and I have yet to do my physics and English homework. This used to never be this big of a problem; but as of late, it has gotten worse.

The fact that I recently got a tumblr and twitter is definitely one of the biggest issues; it’s as if it’s suddenly my life goal to stalk and fan-girl over celebrities. Not the best time to be in the most important year of high school, I must say.

TAKE MY MUG!

In my first post, I wrote this: “I’m currently taking a few difficult classes and I am not looking forward to next year when I take 4 AP’s which include an incredibly hard calculus class.” Let me just say, last year was a joke compared to this year. I wasn’t looking forward to this year and I’m not too happy to be in it right now. Some advice for younger readers: Every single year of school you go through is a walk in the park compared to the next year. And you’ll think this every single year. My classes aren’t necessarily too bad, but because of the earlier mentioned distractions, my brain hasn’t adjusted to the work load. I guess I just have to suck it up and do the work; I was doing just fine for the first month of school.

“Which brings me to my next topic; procrastination. I’m a horrible sufferer of procrastination, and I can never seem to stop. I guess I’m just very lazy and have a hard time pushing myself until I get to a desperate ‘deadline’ point. It hasn’t gotten to where I’m struggling to finish things the day of, in school.” Things haven’t changed much, and I’m starting to feel guilt and even anxiety about this. I still don’t stay up past 11:30, which many say is an accomplishment for a high schooler, but I’d rather go back to a life where 10:30 is staying up late.

I guess the main reason I’m writing this post is for me to examine my bad habits, acknowledge them, and work towards a better life style. So here’s a more specific compromise to go with the one I created above: tomorrow, Glee (the show I love) comes back from its month long hiatus. You must finish ALL of your homework before watching it. Alright? Good girl.

 

By the way, for any long time followers (if I have more than one, yay!) I have a presentation coming up in 3 days. Nothing big; small class that I’m very comfortable in, only one paragraph to read; but that still doesn’t stop my instinctual body reaction to any public speaking; my heart pounds and my breathing goes haywire. Earlier this year I had to read a paragraph out loud and almost died; yikes. Maybe I should consider a public speaking class? My school has a debate team that I could check out.

Anyways, thanks for reading! And now go back to doing your homework, you procrastinators! 😉

1,000 Views!

30 May

Wow, I can’t believe that I have reached 1,000 views!! Granted, probably half are spam + my friend, but still. It feels great to be able to share my thoughts with the world and know that they are being heard. Thanks to everyone for the success!! And as a thanks, I’ll be sure to post a new post today; curly girl after pictures! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I really should more. I also have more to say about public speaking so maybe I’ll be posting that soon too 🙂

Downloading Music/Books

4 Apr

From dl4all.com

Some people find it wrong and immoral to download music. First of all, it’s illegal. Second, the artist worked hard on the song and spent a lot of money on it, which thousands of people can now get for free. But really, hasn’t music gotten unreasonable lately? I have an iPod with about 550 songs; if someone has that many songs and spends $1.29 on EACH, imagine how much that would build up. The songs would cost more than the actual iPod! Plus some songs are so popular that the artists are already cashing in millions for them; do CD and song revenue really add a significant amount?

Granted, they probably do help a ton for smaller and less popular artists. But now that the world is digitizing everything, these things can’t be helped. Consider this: once a song is made into a digital form, it is virtually cost free to duplicate that file as many times as you want. There really is no way to prevent it from spreading; people can’t be forced to buy something from you that can be reproduced at no cost. And think about the effect this will have on the world now that so many things are being digitalized! Did you know that books are next? They are going to start selling them online (or so I believe) and then the same thing will happen. People aren’t going to pay $9.99 for a free copy. I think they should stop turning things into files; music should be the last thing they touch. Book stores will become obsolete just like music stores, and many things will become less tangible. I don’t even like e-books or kindles; reading is more fun in an actual book form!

Well, I’ve kind of changed topics in this post; sorry about that. I’m really curious about other people’s opinions on this subject. DO you consider it wrong to download music for free, or is it just so expensive that you can’t force yourself to stop?

A List of My Favorite Websites

29 Mar

So I thought I would share some of my favorite sites in case you were ever bored and needed something to do. I highly recommend checking them all out if you get a chance. 🙂

Daily Sites

amirite.net -This is a great site with a wonderful community. The people here tell it like it is and take no BS. It’s basically where you post your opinions (a lot of people type jokes too) and you’ll find an amazing blend of many different topics and points of discussion here. I’d definitely recommend you make an account and go here regularly.

deviantart.com -A great art site where you can showcase and show off your writing or art creating ability; you can post up basically anything you’d like as long as it fits into one of their categories. Also great for checking out awesome work, many of which include hilarious comics.

facebook.com -The only reason I put this here is because it’s one of the sites I frequent. I don’t think it needs any explaining, because if you haven’t heard of it yet I don’t understand how you can currently be on the internet.

cracked.com -A hilarious and interesting place where you can check out articles that are guaranteed to catch your interest.

youtube.com -Again, you live under a rock if you haven’t heard of this site. Some of my favorite youtuber’s are communitychannel, The Midnight Beast, nigahiga, Wongfu Productions, and kinagrannis. If I remember more later (there are plenty) I’ll update this list.

fmylife.com -Entertaining if you find humor in other peoples misery. >:)

Sites I Occasionally Visit:

gamefaqs.com -Great for game discussions, guides, and reviews.

failblog.org/failbook.failblog.org -Funny sites to read when you have free time.

notalwaysright.com -Great entertaining stories about stupid people, but will sometimes have you shaking your head about the fate of humanity and it’s stupidity. ^_^;

goodreads.com -This site is great for reading enthusiasts. They have pretty much every book ever written so you can keep track of everything you’ve read and find other great books to read. All books are rated and other users post numerous reviews.

sixbillionsecrets.com -This whole chain of sites (the rest are on the top bar of this site) are great for opening your eyes. I can only take SBS in small doses because it can get depressing. Plus some posts are fake/overdramatic; not to be insensitive. Also, some comments can be harsh; even when people need support, they harp on some insignificant detail. I especially like smartph-owned because it has great comedy; but there are some fakes here too.

thepioneerwoman.com/bakerella.com -Cooking sites for great recipes. PW has awesome step-by-step picture guides.

You guys better appreciate me putting links for every site, it took a while >_>

Do you guys think I use the computer WAY too much? Don’t worry, I think so too.