Sep. 23rd, 2009

  • 9:31 PM
brillando: ([American Idol] so sexy it's criminal)
I'm thinking about changing my LJ name, cause it looks kinda ugly and no one knows how to even pronounce it, anyway. But I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do. I have 3 names in mind that I'm currently toying with:

aspirated: this is a phonology term, and I am a phonology nerd. Not only that, but I like the way it sounds as a username. This might be my favorite one right now, idk.

ilusionada: this is a Spanish word that I really like - and it's actually kinda misleading, cause it's not about illusions; it means "hopeful, excited". That false friend aspect of it is why I find the word so charming. But I'm worried that it'd have to same "how the fuck would you say that?" property as my current one.

brillando: this is my twitter name, a Spanish word meaning "shining". It's cute because it has a pun on my name, Bri. But again, since it's Spanish I wonder - is it pronounceable?

...It's sad that all the things I can think of are either Spanish or language related (I also considered ejective and palatal, more phonology terms - if you like the sound of those you can vote for them in the comments too). I can't even imagine what other kinds of words I WOULD use. I am such a nerd, lol.

Since I'm not quite sure yet, I'll let you guys pitch in with your opinion :)

[Poll #1461849]

Thanks for voting, if you did! I'll figure something out in a few days, probably. Maybe. LOL

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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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

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 >:|

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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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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Voice Post:

  • Mar. 24th, 2008 at 3:43 PM
brillando: ([Daily Show] facepalm)
This is all [livejournal.com profile] little_ribbon's fault, basically. This is me trying tongue twisters, and mainly failing!

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Mar. 22nd, 2008

  • 2:47 PM
brillando: ([Abyss] melancholia)
What's a soda addict to do when there's no soda in the house and there's no money to buy any more? ;__;

Zak Gramarye really IS a douchebag

  • Mar. 14th, 2008 at 4:01 AM
brillando: ([Daily Show] facepalm)
The comic in this post (warning: has major spoilers for Apollo Justice's fourth case) made me laugh so hard I choked on my own saliva.

oh yeah I'm awesome. \o/

taken from [livejournal.com profile] ambiance

  • Jan. 14th, 2008 at 2:41 PM
brillando: ([Pokémon] my boyfriend Riley)
Name a fandom, and I'll talk pairings at you. My favorite, why, any weird ones I ship, and any unpopular opinions I have. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask too.

I FEEL LIKE WRITING SOME TL;DR SO I WANT A LOT OF COMMENTS ASKING ABOUT LIKE, ALL OF MY FANDOMS, LOL. I have a convenient list here if you're curious or unsure. :D

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Dec. 11th, 2007

  • 1:12 AM
brillando: ([Daily Show] hee!)
Taking a little break from my work just to LOL over something in my history notes:

"The Soviets sent a turtle to orbit the moon in 1968"

This strikes me as so absurd that I can't help but find it totally hilarious. I mean, turtles? Orbiting the moon?!?! Oh, you crazy commies.

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this post = pure silliness

  • Dec. 7th, 2007 at 11:17 PM
brillando: ([Heroes] i note'd nathan petrelli)
First, a hilarious meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] xenoamorist:

Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
Click random article again; that is your album name.
Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.


Ashland, California
by Behice Boran

01. Minnesota Muskies
02. Beli Potok
03. Buddy Joe Hooker
04. WAFN-FM
05. Consistory
06. Okello
07. Anteojito y Antifaz, mil intentos y un invento
08. Ranga
09. Nephilengys cruentata (this is a fucking spider! *shivers*)
10. 1981 CART World Series Season
11. Peng!
12. Gregson Centre
13. Giovanni Gentile (it took me so long to say his name right. I suck at Italian. xD)
14. Office of eDiplomacy
15. Camille Neviere (this model is so pretty :D)

That wasn't as funny as it should be. :( Ah well.

And now, for the hardest decision in my life: [livejournal.com profile] little_ribbon, the wonderful girl she is, is going to buy me a plushie from Build a Bear Workshop for Christmas. The only problem? I can't choose between two, and it's killing me. So, I implore you to vote, and help me make a decision. :D

[Poll #1102611]

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Heroes 2.11 - Powerless

  • Dec. 3rd, 2007 at 10:42 PM

warning: language nerdiness ahead

  • Dec. 1st, 2007 at 3:15 AM
brillando: ([KH] SQUEE)
YATTA!

I can finally do an alveolar trill! Or, in other words, the Spanish rolled r! :D

The evidence, in which I say "hoy esta calma que rompe el corazón" in ceceo/Castilian (right-click and save-as to download)

I have to work on it a little but you guys, you have no idea how long I've wanted to be able to do this sound! Ahhh I love it!

This is a very happy day for Bri indeed, and I haven't even gone to bed yet! Which I should get to now.... :D

ETA: I'm starting to think that by the time that my elementary Spanish class (180, the very first one) starts in February, I'm going to be, uh, kinda advanced for it, lol. So I've been considering taking the second one (185) instead. But to pull that off I'd have to cram for vocab I think, haha. Is this a good idea, y/n?

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