I AM Just… Reminding Myself
I constantly struggle with wanting to make art and wanting to do nothing as I am kinda tired of being busy all the time. This little napkin has reminded me why doing nothing is more harmful than being too busy. I am voluntarily cutting off my own arm.
I Am Just… Apreicateing the Photog Skills
This is one of the coolest interactions of art on the internet I have seen in awhile. Go here and look at this Duncan’s photos. They will transport you, mind and body and you will be better for it.
There are certain people who are meant to have their hearts broken and there are certain people who are meant to break hearts. You’re not sure which is worse.”
Ryan O Connell, http://t.co/NBzQUpjx94
He writes for Thought Catalog , something you should get in the habit of reading.
No, Leo, I am not mad about dinner taking too long to be ready.
No, really, nothing is bothering me. But something is bothering you. Do you want to talk…
Well, you don’t have to be rude and cut me off.
I tell you what, I’m going to the game room to play some Halo. I’ll be there for awhile if you want to team up against those douches out of Miami. They are usually on this time of night.
Yes, you can be Red this time.
This is getting me through a day without my phone, writing a lesson plan, editing a podcast, and the last assignment of my college life for a loooooong time.
I Am Just… In recovery
I just finished Changes by Jim Butcher and had to drive my feels to the ER. Damn you Harry Dresden for getting in my heart and making me care for you. I probably wouldn’t mind so much if it were not for the fact that I cannot commiserate with my friends. No one in my circles reads these books so I have no one to swap heartbreak stories with.
Here is to crying in my bed at two in the morning for no other reason than a very real fictional character has torn my heart open and left me for dead.
The Knights of the Cross
Left: Shiro Yoshimo, Japanese, descendant of Sho Tai, Baptist.
Yes, that’s Yau-Man Chan from Survivor. Yes, he’s ethnically Chinese. I know the difference. The thing is, I think he’s fantastic and badass. He exuded an unbelievable vitality and equanimity during his run in the show despite being older and seeming more frail than his co-competitors. I imagine Shiro to have had the same sort of aura, with a little mix of Mr. Miyagi and Yoda.
Center: Michael Carpenter, American, descendant of Charlemagne, Catholic.
I had a really hard time thinking who would fit Michael. He’s described as fatherly, sturdy in build, and somewhere in his 40’s. I imagine he’d have streaks of gray in his hair and a comfortably worn face. I really wanted to put in Anthony Stewart-Head except he looks very English. It would have been hilarious to imagine Michael having a Rocky Horror phase, tho.
Anyway, I was about ready to give up on Michael and just leave him out when I decided to look at possible fanarts of the character. And google saves the day! Apparently, other people have already solved this problem for me and the only viable choice is Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Now that I think about it, the Carpenters are kind of like the Winchester-Campbells. Just, with the families at opposite ends of the fucked-up scale. John Winchester is more fanatic Knight Templar than wise Holy Paladin but he actually does resemble the Michael of the books. Perhaps John would have turned out like Michael if fate didn’t hate him and his family so much.
Right: Sanya, Russian, descendant of Saladin, Agnostic.
Dresden is quite generous with his descriptions of Sanya’s physical attributes so it was actually pretty easy to imagine what he would look like. I think he’d be a younger, less intense version of Idris Elba. He’s physically imposing and has a pretty great smile that, I think, would be representative of Sanya’s generally happy and friendly demeanor. Also has a big, booming laugh that just makes me happy.
I Am Just… Catching up on my reading.
And by reading, I don’t mean the kind I should be doing for my school or my students’ school. I mean the kind I do to escape the craziness. Recently, it has been The Dresden Files. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the crazy silly action ride I am taken on every time I read one of these. I haven’t read a bad one yet, though I can tell which stories grew Butcher as a writer.
One of my favorite parts of the story are the Knights of The Cross and I came around this, a cast for these three characters. I don’t really agree with the first picture as Shiro more as Ken Watanabe looking. But Idres as Sanya, YEEEEEEES!! And and and the middle dude for Mike Carpenter is making me wish I was Charity. I see why they have all those kids.
So, when is this series going to get the movie franchise treatment? Cause this stuff was written to be movies. For Realz!
I Am Just… Saying
For a long time, I’ve had this opinion that movie posters are some of the unimaginative, lazy designing I’ve seen. It is not the designers fault most of the time. The studios don’t want to spend money on this kind of stuff and they want flashy stuff that looks like something they have already seen.
Two things went through my head when I saw this. One, I would have to watch three movies to catch up. And two, this is probably the BEST Fast & Furious movie poster produced to date. Neither of the people in the image are looking at the camera, there is a ton of well placed headroom and there is so much being communicated in their body language, this could almost be a romantic drama.
I’m not a fan of this franchise but I love a good chase scene. I’m pretty sure I’m going to see this come May.
I Am Just… Keeping my promises.
So who got super overwhelmed with workschoollife and hasn’t uploaded a selfie in weeks? It totally wasn’t me.
I took this on my way out the door one morning. Yeah for crazy hair. And angry eyes. I have no idea why I made this face.
Best news of the evening
Your result for The Game of Thrones Character Test…
27 Sexual, 35 Intelligent, 26 Debauchery-loving, 46 Funny and 0 Extroverted
Congratulations! You can brag now, because we all know you loved Tyrion. Come on- you’re just like him. You like cheap wine, whores, and making jokes about yourself. All in all, you must be a pretty fun person to hang out with.
You may not be the most loyal, or the most family-oriented, but it’s pretty easy to be that way when your brother and sister are busy screwing each other and not inviting you to join.
Can’t exactly say I disapointed with this. I did say earlier this evening he is the only reason I watch the show.
I’m doing a research project on Doctor Who this semester for English class! Sometimes, the best research is original research, and what funner way to do it than with a survey? But I’m going to need some help.
Please, fill out the survey, or reblog it to your followers, or both! Anything really helps. The survey is entirely anonymous, and all data collected will only be used to maintain a high grade in the class. Thank you so much for taking your time to help!
I Am Just… Helping a fellow Whovian.
Take the survey people.
I Am Just… Moving to Finland to be a teacher.
I Am Just… Celebrating St. Patty’s Day.
Selfie while smoking hookah & drinking Coconut Rum. This might be a bad idea.
I Am Just… Addressing my image issues.
Day three, I am a day behind and I may or may not have had a few drinks. I think I’m dead sexy with my ironic tshirt about cute aliens. But again, I have been drinking.