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UPDATE March 11, 2013 - No, I'm not dead... or suffering from amnesia
For anyone still checking around here, I'm still alive :)
It's been a while since I've updated anything, I know... school zaps all the incentive I have to write creatively and I'm also preparing for two major overseas trips (the first is to Bangalore for a summer internship and the second is to Singapore on exchange).
But I am still thinking about my fics. My priority list is:
1) ??? - This is my one-shot present to One for Inspiration who was the 400th reviewer for my Danny Phantom story. I'm about... 70% done with this fic.
2) The Soul Sepulchre - The next chapter is done. I just need to edit it, and fix it up around the edges. This is currently my main project and is taking up the majority of the part of my brain I've set aside for fanfiction. Updates may take a while (especially with my impending trips) but they are coming.
3) Lost Memories, Reborn Evil - Haven't started working on the next chapter yet... But I know what's going to happen. Sorry guys, but the next chapter may take a while...
4) Sharingan Eyes - This is where things get tough. I really, really like this story. But it's so difficult to write. I never really got a handle on the Naruto characters and the giant gaping cliffhanger I've left the story on is eating away at my brain. I don't really know what to say here... I want to write this story, I just haven't had inspiration for it. And the longer I wait, the more I yell at myself for not writing and that takes away from the fun of writing...
5) Sooryavansham - Oh... this story. This story taught me a lot in its day, but now whenever I look back on it I wince. I started writing it so long ago and at that time it was a way for me to get out my issues and frustrations in a (more) constructive manner... But that time of my life has passed and I've since changed in both my way of thinking and my writing style. This story was a giant undertaking and, believe me, I still have pages and pages of notes and theories and plotlines all handwritten in a journal under my bed (literally). Someday, I'm going to consolidate those notes and put up a 'plot summary' of what I had planned for this story. That will be my last entry because, as much energy and time as I have put into this story, I just can't afford to put that much time and energy and more into it again (because that's what it would take to finish the story). I will figure out a way to give it closure, as much for me as for anyone still sticking with the fic. Besides, if it's the last thing I do, I have to at least get poor Hilary out of that alley.
“GAK!” (During Chemistry lab, after weighing product and promptly dropping it all across the floor) “Uh-h-h... Maybe I should just scoop it up then??” (stares for a few minutes, then frantically sweeps product clumsily into sample vial while fellow labmates watch on in sympathy (either that or they're laughing their heads off at my pain).) (Few minutes later...) “Uh, YES, sir! It's SUPPOSED to have all those little black spots in it! Ehe he... It's... uh... Carbon?” (anyone who's ever experienced the horror of Organic Chemistry labs... or any other chem lab for that matter... should know what I'm getting at here... Bright side: I didn't blow up my distillation device XP That's a story for another day though.
Y'know, I'm not even doing Chemistry anymore and yet this quote STILL makes me cringe whenever I look at it! XD
Favorite famous quote(s) of the moment:
“You lay life on the table and cut out the tumors of injustice”
"I'm not a miracle worker; I'm a janitor. The smaller the mess, the easier it is for me to clean up."
"I am going away from here, considering your abuses to be my blessings."
Quote from the movie 'Sooryavansham'
Anime/Manga/Cartoon/Book or Other, quote of the moment (liable to change):
"I'll always be the last dumpling in the water, boys."
-Kai Hiwatari, Beyblade
Random bits of useless, but oddly amusing, stuff:
-Contact lenses are made of etafilcon, which attracts protein molecules in tears. This means that the plastic lens becomes mainly comprised of the wearer's tears, so that the lens does not act like a foreign object in the eye.
-Graphite is a good lubricant for locks.
-If you stare at a circle filled with a single color for about one minute on the computer, then immediately look at a white space, you will see an 'afterimage' or a hazy glow on that space. The color will NOT be the same as what you were just looking at, instead, it will be its complementary color. Complementary colors are exact opposites, as the eye percieves them. Red is complementary to turquoise, orange to blue and yellow to violet. I do not know if this experiment will work if not done on the computer.
-The Milky Way tastes like raspberries. No, really.
-Cyanide smells like bitter almonds. Not sweet almonds. Bitter almonds. That's 'cuz bitter almonds contain hydrogen cyanid. Apple seeds also contain cyanide. Apple seeds can poison you if you eat too many.
-Pink (or magenta) is a very, very odd color. It is notably absent in the rainbow spectrum produced by holding a prism to white light and its complementary color is green. Now, why is this odd? Well, the brain sees color by detecting wavelengths. When it receives two wavelengths at the same time, it interprets it by 'seeing' a color that is in between the two. For example, when the wavelength for red and green light enter the eye, yellow is seen because its wavelength is between the two. Alright, so, you know how red and violet are on opposite ends of the rainbow? Well, haven't you ever wondered what exactly is in between them? Well, when the eye sees red and violet wavelengths, it NEEDS to bridge the gap and create a circle, or all is lost and the circle of life is broken. This bridging color that is seen is, in essence, pink. Therefore, pink, as a color existing outside the rainbow, does not have a wavelength. Amazing huh?
-Wedding rings. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed the ring finger was connected to the heart by a nerve, so wedding rings were created to symbolize the bride and groom 'possessing' each other's hearts. Note that there are other, independent reasons for the creation of wedding rings in varying cultures...
-Defibrillation pads. Ok, so you know how, on TV, whenever such and such dude flatlines or goes into cardiac arrest or whatever and they pull out those hefty pads, rub 'em together and promptly thrice shock the guy back to life? Well... apparently it doesn't really work that way. These pads are rarely used on people who flatline (instead medication can be used, but often there's nothing that can be done.). Instead they are used on people whose hearts and beating too fast. Now when you watch those medical shows and you hear someone yelling for 'shock pads' as someone flatlines, you can sit back, smirk and casually tell the person you're next to that you know better. C'mon, you know you want to XD
-Some snakes can fly. Yup, no kidding. It's not common but there are a few types of snakes that have the ability to hop off high cliffs, 'slither on air' and slowly descend to the Earth... oh what? You thought I was talking about snakes mysteriously sprouting wings and taking off? Aww... sorry to disappoint XDD
-Synthetic or real? By examining a jewel under a microscope you can tell if it's natural or synthetic. Synthetic gems have perfectly curved growth lines that are equally spaced from each other, while natural gems have spiky, irregular lines set at angles.
-An interesting take on color: if you stare at a black dot surrounded by spots of different colors, all overlayed on a uniformly colored background, the colorful spots will disappear. Don't believe me? Then go to www. null-hypothesis.co. uk/science/strange-but-true/profs-probings/colour_spectrum_magenta_complimentary_bizarre (without the spaces) and try it out yourself! The reason for this is similar to what happens when your eyes adjust after seeing a bright light (how you make all those whitespots go away). You basically see a color for a prolonged period of time, your brain believes it shouldn't be there and overlayes the complementary color on it, causing it to 'disappear'. Apparently this realates to blindness in aging people...
-Einstein played the violin. And Max Planck played the piano (and organ, and composed operetta). Apparently, Planck would have regular musical evenings where he and Einstein sometimes played together... Other participants included Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn (who, together, explained fission).
-Apparently, EVERYTHING is described by the Fibonacci series (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55...): arrangement of seeds in raspberries/strawberries, breeding, branching patterns of leaves, pines on a pine cone, scales on a pineapple, waves patterns, spirals like snail shells, trends in the stock market--I mean, you take the limit of the ratio of consecutive numbers and you get the golden ratio! I think the REAL mystery here is: what is NOT arranged according to this amazing, all-telling Fibonacci series!
-Lenin's real name was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, and Stalin's was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. Stalin means "Made of Steel" or "Man of Steel".
-Natural gas is odourless. The smell we normally associate with gas is, in fact, an additive safety measure so that, in the event of a gas leak, people will smell the gas.
-Russian middle names generally (I'm not sure if this is always the case) take the name of the child's father and adds an ending, depending on gender. Male middle names end in -ovich or -evich and female names end in -ovna or -evna. The ending used depends on if the name ends in a consonant or vowel. Example: Evgenievich and Vladmirovna
-Each king in a deck of cards represents a real king: Spades-King David, Hearts-Charlemagne, Diamonds-Julius Caesar, Clubs-Alexander the Great
-Women have a higher threshold for pain, a higher tolerance for blood and a lower centre of gravity. This means that if a guy and a girl stand completely against a wall, put a coin at their feet and try to bend over and pick it up (note, this must be done while keeping the legs flat against the wall) a girl will be able to bend over further then a guy. It has nothing to do with flexibility; it's just simple physics. However, note that as far as i know, if this experiment is done properly, neither the guy nor the girl will be able to bend enough to pick up the coin, they would both fall forward eventually.
-M&M's were originally created in 1941 and were sold exclusively to the military.
-Amines have unpleasant, fishy odors. Therefore, fermented fish, a traditional dish in Iceland, smells exactly like triethylamine. The amines putrecine and cadavarine are poisonous compounds formed when amino acids are degraded. The body excretes these as quickly as possible, the odors are detected in urine and breath (they are also responsible for the odor of decaying fish). You see? There is a reason why fish is better fresh!
-The North Star is actually a star called Polaris. This star is often misrepresented as the brightest star. This is not true. The brightest star is in fact Sirius, which is located in Canis Major.
-Apparently, the most difficult tongue twister in English is: "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick"
-It was once against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland
-80 percent of the world's people eat bugs, which by the way is a source of protein and could possibly cure rheumatism
-Find yourself mangled by mathematics? Matched by multiplication? Well here's a trick that is kinda cool for multiplying two-digit numbers by 11; the best way to do this is with an example, so here it is: 18 x 11. Step 1) add 18=9 Step 2) put this 9 between the 1 and 8 in 18 to = 198 Voila! The answer! (Corollary: if the number in step 1 is two digits, you carry the 1. EX: 69 x 11. Step 1) 69=15 Step 2) Normally you'd say the answer is 6159. This is WRONG. The answer is (61)and then59= 759.). This trick works for any 2 digit number times 11 and it's kinda fun. 'Course, you COULD just do the EASY way and times by ten and then add your multiplied number to the answer (Eg: 23x11=(23023)=253). But where's the fun in THAT? :D
-The cigarette lighter was invented in 1823, the first 'friction' match was invented in 1827! XD
-A cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes and can live for over a week without its head--it dies of starvation
-A fishy pedicure? Doctor fish, or Garra rufa, can be used to supposedly 'cleanse' your feet. Just dunk your feet in a bowl of warm water and a few dozen of these starving fish and they'll nibble all the dead cells off your feet (o_O). Apparently they don't have teeth, so they can't eat healthy cells and the sensation is similar to tickling or having pins and needles. This is small consolation though when you're wondering exactly whose feet these funny little fishes were last nibbling on before you...
-Ants fly. I'm not kidding. It's an incredibly disturbing, incredibly WRONG fact of nature, but they do. In the spring. Sprout wings and 'WHIRRR' off into the air. Just like that. I did not know this. Now I do. Please never ever forget this, you'll regret it. Additional note: Apparently, from what I've heard, ants get wings when they're getting ready to move. This means that there's already a colony and they're now moving. SO if you see flying ants around, you now have to very disturbing questions to ask: "Where are they moving?" and "Where are they moving FROM?!" As a further and even MORE disturbing note, if you happen to see these flying ants in your house, it means that the colony of ants is somewhere IN THAT HOUSE. If that happens, raid vigourously, set traps, call a fumigator or curl into a fetal position, bury your head in your arms and hope they all die by winter.
-The simplest design of a fission bomb is when one piece of Uranium (4.5-45kg) is propelled down a tube (by conventional explosives) into another piece of Uranium. The ballistic missile, which is used to hold and propel the weapon into outer space, can be as small as the size of a fridge.
-97 percent of all 100 dollar bills have traces of cocaine on them.
-Time for your spoon full of Latin! 'Cogito ergo sum': I think therefore I am... 'Non Compos Mentis': Not of sound mind... "Veni, vidi, vici" (Spoken by Caesar): I came, I saw, I conquered...'Et cetera': And the rest (if you translate it literally)... 'Ad libitum': Toward pleasure (also literal)
-Peanut butter was first invented as a protein supplement for people who could not chew meat.
-Fake diamonds have double refractions, real diamonds only refract once
-A snail can sleep for 3 years or more
-An opossum (not to be confused with the Australian possum) is a small marsupial that can range in size from that of a mouse to a house cat (possums can be smaller) and eats cockroaches (Ok, I guess SOMETHING had to eat those foul bugs...). An opossum has more teeth than any land mammal and has partial or complete immunity to the venom of rattlesnakes and some other snakes. The back feet of an Opossum has opposable thumbs for climbing, the tail is used for balance (it does NOT hang by its tail, as children's cartoons would have us believe) and speaking of the tail, it used to be eaten as an old folk remedy in Mexico for improving fertility.
-The saying 'playing possum' really has no bearings in truth. A possum will bare its teeth when threatened and emit a painful, hissing sound through its teeth that increases in pitch proportional to danger. When the first mechanism fails, the possum will seek to climb a nearby tree. When both these methods fail, the possum will fall into a comatose state, sometimes emitting a foul odor to wad off the predator. So you see, this is not simple 'play' for a possum. It is also completely instinctive, the possum has no control over it. In fact, the possum may even remain in this comatose state for hours after the threat has gone!
-One quatre of the bones in your body are located in your feet
-Butterflies taste with their feet
-The first toothbrush (of the type that most of us are used to--not including using various frayed twigs, bones, porcupine quills or plants) was invented in 1498 in China. The bristles were made from coarse hairs taken from the back of a hog's neck and attached to a bamboo stick or bone (eww!). In 2003 the toothbrush was selected as the number 1 invention Americans could not live without; over cars, computers, cell phones and microwave ovens! XDD
-Hearing the ocean in a seashell? What's that all about? Well, the answer is simpler than you think, but if you enjoy the ambiguity of an unanswered mystery then you probably shouldn't read this one .'. Ambient noise is all around us; this sound travels in waves that enter the shell and are forced to rebound over and over under higher pressure as they move through the hollow spiral. This noise then hits our ear, which we hear as rushing water... or white noise. It makes sense, then, why seashells don't 'make any sound' in soundproof rooms! Note that this line of reasoning is also why, when you cup your hand at your ear or hold a glass to your ear, you hear a sound :D
-As an addendum to the note above: it's interesting that a seashell sounds the loudest when you hold it just a little away from the ear :3 It's because the placement allows more ambient noise to enter the shell. The louder the noise around you and the larger the room the better you can hear the 'sea'.
-Wild basil, rubbed on the body, keeps away biting insects.
-Albino rats have white fur and blood red eyes. They a tiny and cute when they're young but beware 'cause they can grow to more than the span of your hand in just a few months and if violent have a nasty, nasty bite (goes for all rats, not just albinos). Their bite is so strong short of wearing metal ringed gloves you won't be able to stop it.
-Do YOU know what comes after quadruple? Well, there's quintuple, sextuple, septuple and octuple... and already my computer thinks I'm misspelling words. What is going to do then about nonuple and decuple? And how about Duotriguple (32x), novemquinquaguple (59x), sexsexaguple (66x) and centuple (100x)?
-According to Oxford Dictionaries online, there is NO WORD that comes after thrice! WHAT?! That's numerical discrimination!
-High heels are great. No seriously, when you're not getting stuck in hole in the ground, they can actually be quite useful. For example, if you just so happen to stomp on a person's foot, and you use your heel, chances are the heel will go straight through their shoe and into their foot. THe reason for this has to do with all your weight being placed on the tiny heel, as opposed to being distributed across your foot. A well placed pointy heel can even go through boots!
-A jiffy is an actual unit of time: it stands for 1/100 of a second.
-In Connecticut it is illegal for a man to send love letters to a woman whose mother or father has forbidden their relationship.
-Dolphins (and whales) sleep with one eye open because they only put half of their brain to sleep at a time. This allows them to surface for air while they 'sleep'.
-Ice isn't slippery. True story. When you step on ice, the pressure exerted causes a little bit of ice to melt into water. This waster is what causes you to slip. Need another example? Well, when you make snowballs you squeeze the lumps of snow together, this pressure makes a bit of snow melt, then when you release the pressure it refreezes and voila! Snowball!
-Snakes smell with their tongue, they flick them up and down to taste the air and ground then return the tongue to their mouth where it presses upon a sensitive organ (Jacobson's Organ) that relays the senses to the brain... but why are their tongues forked? Well, if the 'taste' is stronger on one point of the tongue than the other, the snake will sense this and know where the smell is coming from.
-e.g. and i.e. are not interchangeable. E.g. ('exempli gratia') means 'for example' while i.e. ('Id est') means 'that is'.
-Alligator or crocodile? So! You're taking your daily stroll through some marshy swamp or the other when all of a sudden your see a large, hungry reptile heading your way. Now, instead of throwing your hands over your head and running away as fast as you can like any other sane human, you find yourself paralyzed with one burning question: is it an alligator or a crocodile? Well, here's an easy guide on how to tell! Crocodiles have well developed salt glands on their tongue, therefore they live in saline waters. They also have a 'V' shaped snout and roughly equal sized upper and lower jaws--meaning their upper and lower teeth protrude out of the mouth and interlock. Alligators do not have as effective salt glands so they live in fresh waters. They have a 'U' shaped snout and their lower jaw is smaller, hiding the bottom teeth when the mouth is closed. So there ya go! Please note that this guide does not encourage you to stop and stare should you ever be faced with a hungry reptile.
-The average amount of money stolen by a pickpocket each time they steal is 128 dollars
-A normal, healthy person can survive up to eight weeks without food... if one has water. On the flip side, one can only survive 3-5 days without water, regardless of food. These values vary depending on health, environment (you can become dehydrated in an hour in a desert), metabolism and body fat (generally, fat equals more carbohydrates and proteins stored in the body, which equals surviving longer). So if you ever need an excuse to grab that last pastry on the table... XD
-Alfred Nobel (a Swedish chemist and inventor) created dynamite. And yes, I do mean Nobel as in the 'Nobel Peace Prize'. He also created ballistite (smokeless gunpowder) which he sold to Italy, leading to him being investigated for espionage by the French and his subsequent departure from France. Hm... Apparently, when Nobel's brother, Ludvig, died, they accidentally published Alfred's obituary, publicly denouncing him and stating that the "merchant of death is dead". Then, in his will, Nobel dedicated his immense fortune to creating the Nobel Peace Prize...
-Aluminum or Aluminium? Most of you probably have a preconceived idea of what the right answer is; but it's not what you may think! Sir Humphrey Davy, who originally named the compound, made a mess of it: calling it first 'alumnum' then 'aluminum' until finally settling on 'aluminium'. The official, internationally accepted name is 'aluminium' but Webster's dictionary defines the word as 'aluminum'. And in a good show of how a country is influenced by its dominant producer of a good, the USA is the only country which officially accepts the name as 'aluminum'... And of course, just to show we Canadians never like to pick sides, we're more or less confused on the notion completely: being taught in school that it is 'aluminum' while Canadian English defines it as 'aluminium' XD
-Ephedrine is a type of drug; it is sometimes put in medications for cough and flu (night-time medications). However, if you are unused to ephedrine it will act as a stimulant in your body and make you hyper (so make sure you check your Night-time Tylenol for ephedrine if you don't want to be bouncing off the walls all night!)
-A magic wand in French is une baguette. XD I'm serious! So if you ever see a Harry Potter movie in French you'll see them all waving around their 'Baguettes' XDD
- A word to the wise: If you're going to punch someone, don't punch them in the mouth. Aside from the obvious danger of scraping your hand off their teeth (which will hurt), the mouth is also a huge breeding ground for bacteria. You are very likely to get an infection from punching someone in the mouth and getting their saliva on your hurt hand. And saliva on an open wound has a very high risk of causing an infection. You are more likely to get an infection by punching someone in the mouth than anywhere else on the body. Now, note that this is only what I've heard and read, and I do not condone people going around punching each other to test this theory.
-Three (real!) ways to get a ring off a swollen finger: Ever had an adverse reaction to some metal in your ring? Or maybe your hurt your finger and now it's swelling up around your ring and you can't get it off. Well, here're some tips for you (They are all true! I read them in a first aid book!):
First, and probably the most obvious one: massage the area. Swelling can be moved around, and by kneading the area gently (cringe) you should be able to move the ring around it.
Second, tie a string around your finger. This will probably hurt. In front of the ring tie a string tightly around the swollen finger then twist the ring over the string. Keep tying the string around the finger and twisting the ring over it until the ring come off.
Last, and most fun of all, blow up a balloon. I'm not kidding, you know, one of those long, thin, balloons clowns make shapes from? Yeah, blow it up, then push the end (without the tie) over your finger. Keep it there for a while. After some time the pressure causes the swelling to recede and you can slip the ring off! Cool, huh?
- If you have ever tripped over air and ended up hurting yourself (sprained ankle, woohoo!... I'm actually serious, that made for a very embarrassing story to tell to people at school), copy this into your profile.
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