Dec. 11th, 2008

  • 1:19 PM
brillando: ([Pokémon] kirei na hakuryuu)
Yeah I just updated but well, stfu and deal with my spam, lol. It's gonna be a long month haha.

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Why would I have to choose? At Santa Cruz, I get both in one amazingly beautiful package! LOL

This is hard for me to answer, because I grew up by the beach so I'm not particularly... wowed by them, lol. Could easily live without them. However, the perks of being by the beach is the WEATHER. At least on the California coast, living near the beach means great mild weather. I would in theory much prefer living in the mountains because I love love love forests, however mountains have much more severe weather, including, like, SNOW. @__@ I'm a little afraid of this mythical thing called snow, lmfao.

In short, it would depend on how well I am able to survive snow, which is something I don't really know at the moment, haha. I know I had fun in snow when I was a kid, when I visited Big Bear (a SoCal mountain), so who knows, I could probably adapt. So, yeah, gimme mountains :P

I wanna hear how you guys would answer this =D

last night I fell in love with a stranger

  • Dec. 1st, 2008 at 8:06 PM
brillando: ([Supernatural] la belleza de un ángel)
Guyyyyyyyys I am. in love. with probably (one of the) sexiest men to ever exist. (I was gonna say "the sexiest" but then felt guilty because of my other loves so yeah, just one of them)

Who am I talking about? Why none other than the lovely, gorgeous MISHA COLLINS ♥

Naturally it is time to compose an ode to my love! Full of pics, vids and quotes. The picspam is dedicated to mi amorita [livejournal.com profile] charmanda, who I'm converting into a Misha fangirl too I hope ohoho.

and here we go! )

hey look this is going around again

  • Nov. 10th, 2008 at 9:00 PM
brillando: ([Random] Rudolph! :D)
STEP ONE
✫ Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 unlimited holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

✫ If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

✫ Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.


STEP TWO
✫ Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

✫ If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

✫ You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

✫ There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

if you wish upon a star... )

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save us all, tell me life is beautiful

  • Nov. 5th, 2008 at 10:31 PM
brillando: ([Politics] california for obama)
Okay I have calmed down somewhat regarding Prop 8. I'm still extremely disappointed by it and feel rather betrayed by my state, HOWEVER, this is still my state. This is still my home. And I think I have found a new purpose, a new cause to work towards - repealing Prop 8. I want to stay here and fight for my beautiful home, because dammit us Californians fucking DESERVE equal rights. Running away isn't the answer.

It's a little strange that I feel this way because before I was like I WANT TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AFTER I GRADUATE and I do still want to travel, but... I feel like this could be my calling. In any case, I don't want to just give up my politically active life just because the election is over.

Last night will always be remembered as one of the most wonderful nights of my life, though. ♥

Enough about that, meme time! Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] xenoamorist
Comment anonymously with:
❶ One thing you really like about me
❷ One thing you don't really like about me

oh FUCK no

  • Aug. 23rd, 2008 at 3:14 AM
brillando: ([Ouran] cold iron stare)
Now, over the years the Bush Administration has done some pretty appalling shit.

But this? This is one of their worst.

They're proposing an official "conscience rule" which would allow doctors to opt out of performing a procedure or service if they have a moral or religious objection to it.

This proposal is a blatant violation of basic human rights - for everyone.

The health of the patient is the most important thing, and only they have to the right to decide what to do to their own bodies - no one else. By allowing doctors to opt out of medical procedures because of so called "attacks of conscience", you are depriving the patient their right to health care. And in many cases, the patient doesn't have the option to simply find another doctor to treat them, therefore the doctor should do their job. If they had a moral objection to performing a procedure, then they either should not have entered that field, or face the rightful consequences for not doing their job - getting fired. If doctors must face the consequences for their mistakes, then surely they must face the consequences of their deliberate actions?

Actions that could lead to deaths, if the doctor decides they will not perform an abortion on a woman who will otherwise die if the pregnancy is carried to term. If a pregnant woman cannot get an abortion, and so resorts to extremely more risky ways to do it herself. If an AIDS patient is denied care because he or she is homosexual. Of course, these are but a few possible but very probable examples of what could happen.

This is not about protecting religious freedom at all. This is about completely taking control away from the people who have the least amount of it - patients. It applies especially to women and minorities but would affect the liberties of everyone.

So please, I beg you, take a moment and stand against it. Make a donation through Planned Parenthood.

Write to your legislator, telling them you oppose the rule, and asking them to fight it.

Let your voice be heard, and send a comment to consciencecomment@hhs.gov under the title of “provider conscience regulation".

Spread the word to everyone you know. Because if we're going to fight this, we'll need everyone we can get.

parts of this post swiped from [livejournal.com profile] naamah_darling's great post about this issue. check that one out too!

Jul. 19th, 2008

  • 11:54 PM
brillando: ([American Idol] point and laugh)
On my can of diet Dr. Pepper, it says this:

"Mutt and Spalko duel... atop a speeding Russian convoy!"

However, when I first read it, I read it like this:

"Mutt and Spalko duel... atop a speeding Russian cowboy!"

You can only IMAGINE the doubletake I did at that. xD;;

this post is lovingly dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] ambiance

  • Jul. 14th, 2008 at 4:27 AM
brillando: ([American Idol] point and laugh)


SO, WHEN SHOULD I BE EXPECTING YOU IN CALIFORNIA, CHI?

also you know you love this pairing stop denying it
brillando: ([FMWS] crimson sky)
I've always wanted to create an FST, but never found any inspiration, and anything I would have wanted to try... was already covered 23432 times. Plus, finding the right songs? Difficult as hell.

Then I decided to just create my own original mix. I've noticed that although summer is "supposed" to be about fun, upbeat songs, these past few weeks I kept finding myself drawn to really... slow, sad ones, ones that seem to hit you in the gut when you stay up late at night listening to them. So I chose that as the theme.

When deciding how long it should be, I looked at the calendar and counted: 10 weeks until I go to Santa Cruz. And that's when I knew, the mix should only be 10 songs... because after all, the main source of my melancholy is this slow, drawn out wait. The mix also includes two shoutouts to the two main people who have really made this wait so much more tolerable (not that there aren't more, of course - I don't mean to exclude. maybe in the next mix I'll give more shoutouts! ♥).

So I give you: melancholy under the summer sun )

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Jun. 29th, 2008

  • 8:43 PM
brillando: ([American Idol] pure simple love)
I know I just posted but whatevs, have a meme guys! Taken from... all the [livejournal.com profile] cookleta chat lawl

"Put your ipod on shuffle and post the first line of twenty songs. Then have people guess what song the lyrics are from."

1. Who would have thought that you could hurt me the way you've done it?
2. Thursday night, everything's fine except you've got that look in your eye
3. I’m full of regret for all things that I’ve done and said
4. Cause tomorrow never comes I would want just one thing
5. Got a good reason for taking the easy way out
6. When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me
7. Why drink the water from my hand? Contagious as you think I am
8. Ah, look at all the lonely people.
9. Has our conscience shown? Has the sweet breeze blown?
10. When you meet the someone who was meant for you
11. Ever since I was a little younger I always had a rhyme that I flung up
12. Sell me candy like it's summer when it's melting in my hands
13. Life a breath of midnight air Like a lighthouse Like a prayer
14. There's too many things that I haven't done yet, too many sunsets I haven't seen
15. What an amazing time what a family
16. I could tell from the minute I woke up it was gonna be a lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely day
17. I, I always thought that I knew, I'd always have the right to, be living in the kingdom of the good and true
18. Mother and Child I'm such a man for a short while Promises Be The world just spins faster than me
19. Now that its over Now that you're not here I have to start over but when I begin, I'm lost inside my head
20. Beware the danger, it lurks for those who get swept away

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lmfao this post is pointless

  • Jun. 10th, 2008 at 1:24 AM
brillando: ([American Idol] point and laugh)
apparently [livejournal.com profile] ambiance and I are gonna get hitched together, but not to each other??

[01:18] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: LEO goes best with Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini and Libra
[01:18] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: FUCK YEAH SAGITTARIUS
[01:18] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: >saggitarius
[01:18] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: teehee C;
[01:18] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: clearly this means Cook and I are destined to marry
[01:19] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: lmfao i get like, the other half of his cusp sign
[01:19] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: capricorn
[01:19] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: but his birthday falls in saggitarius
[01:19] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: sagittarius*
[01:19] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: Archie might be Capricorn :O
[01:21] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: ........ don't feel like wiki-ing it
[01:21] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: ):
[01:21] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: must I do everything?
[01:21] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: yep
[01:21] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: hey i looked cook's birthday up
[01:21] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: December 28! he's a capricorn
[01:21] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: I think this means
[01:22] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: a Cook/Bri, Archie/Chi double wedding is in order 8D
[01:22] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: DOUBLE WEDDING?
[01:22] [livejournal.com profile] ambiance: lmfao yes
[01:22] [livejournal.com profile] jetaimerai: we'd be the perfect brides since we'd both be happy to be their beards

que vida, la mía...

  • May. 14th, 2008 at 12:49 AM
brillando: ([Daily Show] hee!)
the what i like about you meme | my thread

So usually when I'm starting to get really busy/stressed, I get really inspired to write. But with finals looming in the very near future, I'm not inspired to write. Instead, I'm inspired to...

...translate?!?! XD

I just posted a Spanish song translation on [livejournal.com profile] femme_fromage, and I'm planning to translate another Spanish song too. I'm almost finished translating a Japanese song (albeit the simplest Japanese song in the world). I'm also thinking about adding a French song to my line up just to balance things out. XD Any recommendations?
brillando: ([Death Note] because I'm a genius bitch)
THE SECRET LOVERS MEME

Also since Timmy no longer wanted to keep it I am now in possession of a ~*~free ipod~*~ YUS

...though how much money do you think I'd be able to make if I sold it? /cheap bastard

Another also: why am I becoming increasingly attracted to assholes? First I stopped hating Simon Cowell and started thinking he was the only good thing about American Idol, and now... GORDON RAMSAY IS NOT ATTRACTIVE BRI STFU BRAIN! Damn Krystal getting me into Hell's Kitchen >:|

packing woes

  • Apr. 26th, 2008 at 3:57 PM
brillando: ([FMWS] crimson sky)
Thanks for all the responses in my last post! I have slowly been making progress on my packing anc cleaning. I've cleaned a lot of the room, and have so far packed my game stuff (minus the PS2), my DVDs, and the majority of my books. I will at LEAST finish picking up my room, packing the rest of my books, and packing the clothes I'm not going to use this week today. Tomorrow will probably involve some more packing of miscellaneous stuff and then taking what I've already packed to my grandma's house. I'll have plenty of time after class on Monday too, SO I think I'm going to be able to pull this off! Haha.

Though I still need to know just how much space I'll have o.O I don't think I'll have that much room for all my stuffed animals *sobs* I don't want to just leave them behind either :( I'll figure something out, somehow.

Edit: Is this flirtatious? "If you ever plan on using the number I gave you, you better use it in this next week or you won't be able to reach me. :P *cough*hinthint*cough*" I sent it to Matt awhile ago... I'm pretty sure that it is, but now it's kinda freaking me out? Not used to flirting with people I know irl, even if I'm doing it via Myspace xD;;

I do still have some serious distraction problems though lol, like the fact that I stopped to do this meme (and this post):

I have lived through 85 of these 159 things )

CAPSLOCK = SIGNAL OF MY DESPERATION??

  • Apr. 25th, 2008 at 7:28 PM
brillando: ([Loveless] laaazy)
OKAY SO YOU GUYS I AM HAVING A PROBLEM

A MOTIVATION PROBLEM

MORE THAN HALF OF THE DAY IS GONE AND I STILL HAVEN'T STARTED PACKING OR CLEANING OR ANYTHING

SO I WAS HOPING MAYBE YOU GUYS COULD HELP BY GIVING ME INCENTIVES

FREE HUGS? LINKS TO FUNNY STUFF AND/OR MACROS? ART? FIC? LETTERS/EMAILS? ICONS? MARATHONS? SEXINGS? OF COURSE, ONLY GIVEN TO ME ONCE I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MOVED, A WEEK FROM TODAY, BASICALLY

I'M NOT ASKING FOR A LOT, BUT IF YOU THINK I'M BEING LAZY AND SELFISH WELL YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT IT WOULD HELP ANYWAY.

ANYTHING AT ALL WOULD, EVEN JUST WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT OR THREATS OF HARM IF I DON'T GET OFF MY LAZY ASS SOON

THANKS IN ADVANCE MY LOVES ♥

HINT: [livejournal.com profile] dragonflycurls, THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PLAN A GET-TOGETHER AGAIN

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also, why am I not working?

  • Apr. 21st, 2008 at 5:45 PM
brillando: ([Abyss] natalia says stfu)
You ever get in the mood where you really WANT to bitch someone out, but you don't actually want to be a bitch so you're just hoping someone will be an asshole? Yeah, I'm in one of those right now. What the hell.

On a similar note, if you feel like bitching me out, here's your chance!

Tell me what you honestly think of me. No sugarcoating, blah blah. Compliment me if you like. Leave a love ♥ confession. If I've done anything to make you angry, vent to me. Comments will be screened and anon is on, so say whatever you'd like.

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EDGEWORTH I LOOOOVE YOU

  • Apr. 9th, 2008 at 2:33 AM
brillando: ([Phoenix Wright] sheepish heart)
I KNOW I JUST POSTED BUT THIS WARRANTS ITS OWN POST:

MILES EDGEWORTH: PERFECT PROSECUTOR

IT'S A GYAKUTEN SAIBAN GAME... WITH EDGEY AS THE MAIN CHARACTER GNFJBHKJHKJNGKJHGBHJUDGI AND IT LOOKS SOOOO AMAZING OMFG I WANT THIS GAME SO BAD

IF THIS TURNS OUT TO BE A HOAX I WILL CRY FOR A WEEK T___________T IT'S REAL!! YAAAAAAYYY I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO BE RELEASED IN ENGLISH (IN LIKE A YEAR *SOBS*)
brillando: ([KKJ] angelique)
I've been struggling a lot lately, but I came to the realization that there is a gaping emptiness in my life, in my soul, and everything I have been doing are the WRONG ways to fill it.

Food can't do it. Fandom can't do it. Languages can't do it. Not even my lovely friends are enough.

I have known all along the only thing that can, but I have been led so astray from the truth, I had been able to fool myself for so long... but no longer.

I know now... only God can fill this emptiness. I was in the darkness for so long when the truth was so simple!

I never really listened to what the people at my old church said, because I was so stuck in my ways. Now, I know better. I'm going to return and REALLY listen to them, without letting any of my past beliefs get in the way.

I really think that they have gotten in the way of a lot of other things, too. I feel so... dirty when I look back on all that I've said, all that I've read, all that I've done. I have let sin taint my life for so long. I want to feel pure again.

Another thing I've realized is that if I truly want to be pure, then I can no longer be a part of fandom. There are too many temptations in it, and while God gives me strength, I don't know if I can overcome temptations that huge.

Because of that, and the fact that this LJ contains many vivid, detailed accounts of all the sins I've committed, I feel like I NEED to move. I already have a new LJ, [livejournal.com profile] encielocondios. I haven't added you all there yet because this is so sudden, I want you to read this and then make the choice of whether or not you still want to be friends. While it would be painful to separate from you, I cannot force you to stay friends with this new version of me, who is quite different than the persona you have seen for so long. After all, I will be trying to purify myself, in all senses of the word.

I am sorry for this abrupt announcement, but it is something I do need to do. I hope you will follow me there, but if not, I will keep you in my prayers. ♥

Mar. 27th, 2008

  • 5:59 PM
brillando: ([Abyss] penser)
LJ never fails to piss off its users, lol

This time around, it's about Sponsored Paid Accounts, which, to my understanding, are basically paid accounts that you don't pay for, but advertisers do. The catch is that there'll be a banner in the userinfo, a subtly-branded layout you have to use, and they get to "screen" your public journal.

Naturally, many people are pissed about it, but personally? I'm not. I got pissed at the removal of basic accounts, but for a different reason than just ads. Forcing your new users to either have ads or PAY is fucked up.

BUT, I'm actually all over this sponsored paid account idea. xD;; You mean I can have a paid account without having to actually pay for it?!?! SIGN ME UP! I mainly pay for an account for all the icons (and now the edit and expand comments feature; well I think they're only for paid accounts), so seeing a banner in just MY info and layout? Doesn't bother me.

And I actually think that subtly branding layouts is a much better idea than just ugly ads. o.O At least, when the layouts are done right. They had some example layouts and there was one I wouldn't mind using right now! Haha.

Basically I'm not too anal about actually seeing ads... because I recognize that LJ is a business. It was a pretty fail move though when they said the removal of basic accounts was because it was "too confusing" to have 3 options and then GIVE US ANOTHER OPTION. Really, LJ? >___>

But that's just what I think; what do you all think of the development?

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