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Yerp, that's basically me in a nutshell.
I'm a huge fan of anime and manga, and I watch and read whenever I can (which isn't often, let me tell you. School is evil). I've been obsessed since about August of 2007, so it's been a while now, and I've been through a lot of it. :)
I love writing, and I like to draw, despite the fact that I'm pretty bad at anything other then people, and even those are just so-so. More then half of my life is spent online, and more then half of THAT time is spent here on FF.net =D.
I like to think of myself as a friendly person, and I love to talk, so please feel free to PM me anytime. I may not be able to get back to you right away, since my life can get pretty insane, but I will respond to you as soon as I can ;D
- Journal -
Wow, it's been a while, hasn't it? My final year of high school and duel enrollment really did a number on me - I am never taking more than two classes a semester ever again. I'm done with school for the moment, since I'm taking a semester off to work (money troubles are really piling up, and the bills might not get paid next month if I don't pitch in), so that's a bit of a relief. Hopefully I can find more time to write in these next few months than I could last year - if all goes well, the entirety of Secret Memories may be finished and posted before summer rolls around. Here's hoping 2012 treats me (and us all) well!
Just a quick update for y'all: Secret Memories is coming along slowly - hopefully this chapter and the next will be the worst of it, after that most of the angst will be over - and I'm working on and off on it between my math homework and and stuffles. Wish me luck!
So I'm finally kidney stone free (well, sort of - I still have a stone or two, but they're sitting quietly in my kidneys not doing anything), after a good month of pain. (They couldn't find the stone causing me trouble, despite an ultrasound, an x-ray, and a CAT scan, because it was a weird type and hid between the slides of the CAT scan, which, like, never happens. Figures.) I've some how managed to stay caught up on my schoolwork (except Geometry), but I've been pretty much unable to do anything else. Except watch Smallville, which is why I made it through five seasons in two weeks. (I LOVE that show :D.) I've almost caught up with the airing episode, and I have no idea how I'm going to stand waiting for new episodes to come out.
Who gets kidney stones at seventeen? Me, apparently. It's awful. Plus side, since I can't do too much other than lay in bed and attempt to ignore the nausea and aching pain in my side, story ideas are popping up like mad. I've made major progress with the next chapter of Secret Memories, plotted out where I want the story to go from here, and even started a few other fics in between. (All of said fics are currently stashed in my 'Fanfic Ideas' document, which is now up to 11,000 words xD.)
Posted new story-- Some Acknowledgement, in the Jimmy Neutron category. It's fluff and humor and almost plotless, which I really needed because I've been trying to work on Secret Memories and it's so exhausting. I'm really having to force myself to write it, because at this point we've lost our comic relief team and there's a lot of drama/childhood issues that are coming up for Roy and Riza. What does that equal? A lot of angst. And I fail at angst. I have a huge amount of admiration for people who can write angst successfully-- it is extremely difficult in my opinion. But it needs to be done, and I'm slogging my way through it; hopefully I'll end up with something halfway presentable by the time I'm done. In the meantime, though, expect more fluff pieces from me in various categories. (Fluff helps me let off steam :P)
Finally got chapter six of Secret Memories out. I know, I know, it took me long enough. Sorry!
My summer is vanishing before my very eyes. Sigh. Psychology I is over and done, but now I'm in American Government, and we have a term paper. They do realize that a summer session "term" is six weeks, right? Apparently not. Either my teacher needs to buy a new calender, or he's just Ryu-sensei () in disguise. I tend to lean towards the latter, because it's much more interesting and makes for great daydreams during class :D.
New school-load has begun. 10 AM, four day a week, accelerated college course: Psychology I. My teacher is funny, but . . . she tells more stories about her kids and her worklife than she actually teaches. Which is really annoying, since she gave out three assignments for the first week and gave very little direction on how to complete them. Sigh. Plus, more moving chaos; I swear, whenever I need something, it's at "the other house". . . . Okay, enough complaining. Signing off now; I must rejoin the insanity. Love 'n' hugs to all of you!
Posted new story; just a drabble collection, sorry loves. I am still working on Secret Memories though! My life is just chaos right now. We're moving into our new(ly rented) house next week, and while I'm somewhat excited, I'm a disappointed at the loss of my room. (Now I have to share with Rina. Fantastic, isn't it?)
- My Links -
Gingeh's Twitter - Yes, I've joined the craze. Look here for story statuses (occasionally), excerpts from my 'Fanfic Ideas' document, what I'm listening to, where I'm at, and whatever other random stuffles I feel like posting.
Gingeh's Tumblr - I love this site. This is...wow. I love the people, I love the conversation, and I love that everyone is awkward and we all understand and laugh about it. I can spend hours just scrolling through my dashboard, nodding my head and reblogging and laughing my head off. Hopefully some of what I post is amusing to those who read it - mostly it's just love for my favorite pairings, lots of superheroes and Disney stuff, with a few memes and miscellaneous stuff I find hilarious thrown in for good measure.
Behind the Name - If you're bored, I thought this was pretty interesting. I love my name, because it turns out it's roots come from Zeus. Zeus! Like, King of the Greek Gods! I love Greek mythology, so that was insanely exciting for me.
Birthday Calculator - This one kept me entertained for a few hours, typing in the birthdates of all my friends and family to see what their personalities were. Freakily enough, though the info it generated was mostly incorrect, I did manage to find at least one true piece of information in each bio.
Harry Potter Puppet Pals - I love these. I love them so insanely much. My sister and I have watched all of them about twenty times :). These videos never fail to bring a smile to my face - but just a warning: as indicated by the name, you really need to have either read at least one Harry Potter book, or seen one of the movies, otherwise a lot of the humor will go right over your head.
A Very Potter Musical - More Potter stuff: Harry and company apparently make for great parody material. BUT ANYWAY. This is hysterical. Don't try to watch this unless you have a couple of hours free, as it's a full-length musical timed at about 120 minutes, and you won't be able to stop watching it. I gigged, chuckled, snorted, and laughed out loud throughout the entire show; Draco Malfoy particularly had me in stitches. And I have such a crush on Joe Walker, who plays Voldemort. (I'm seriously not going to be able to watch the real HP movies now because Voldy isn't hot. xD.) ALSO, THERE'S A SEQUEL! Which you should also watch. Yes.
WTF, Pokemon?! - Basically, this is the first 45 episodes or so of the very first season of Pokemon, with the top five errors, logical mistakes, plot holes, and poor writing pointed out in each one. This series, created by the brilliant team of Youko and SwordHunter, are laugh-out-loud funny to the max. I have all of them on my iPod, and I've watched them more times than I can count. You don't even need to have seen Pokemon to appreciate this, because it's very well explained. ...Okay, just go watch them. NOW.
Neopets - /my life. It's sad how much I'm obsessed with this site - I've been on it nearly every day for the past...six years? It's so addictive. And fun. And I'm totally almost in the elite class - 260 avatars + lab ray + painted pets + loads of trophies for participating in site events = yes I pwn you newbies. Hahahahaha! ...Hey, come on. I need to feel superior sometimes. Anyway, if you use that link to sign up, I get free stuff (which is always lovely), so thank you in advance if you decide to join :D
- Random Info -
--▷ I'm extremely clumsy (...It's a family thing. Not my fault.) Seriously, I'm always falling or running into something. It's worst when it's dark, because my balance and internal gravity get thrown off and I start randomly falling over.
--► My favorite word at the moment is probably defenestration, which is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. (How amazing is it that they actually have a word for that?)
--▷ When it gets to be past 2 AM, I start laughing at stuff that really isn't that funny. And I can't stop.
--► I can't watch romance. Like, if there's a sappy/kissing scene in a movie, I close my eyes involuntarily. I don't know why, really - I guess it's leftover anti-cooties or something. I can read romance fine though O_o.
--▷ I LOVE chocolate. LOVELOVELOVE it. Milk chocolate and white chocolate, anyway - dark chocolate is too bitter. It figures that it's the healthiest of the chocolates that I dislike :P
--► My favorite color is blue; it used to be pink, but then I met meh biffle Nica-chan, whose favorite color is blue and despises pink, and since she's a huge influence on me . . . well, my perspective changed over the years :)
--▷ I adore pixies, fairies, elves, sprites, and all other manner of mythical beings. There just so . . . I don't know. Magical?
--► My favorite artists are (currently) Demi Lovato, Mandy Moore, Hitomi Shimatani, Rina Aiuchi, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga. (The last one still astounds me. I'm hoping she's off this list soon xD)
--▷ My favorite author is Tamore Pierce. Hands down. Noooo contest. I own all but two of her Tortal books, and I've read them so many times. No really: Rina was reading through them recently, and sometimes she'd suddenly start laughing and begin to read me the sentence that so amused her - and I would already know it. Word for word. (It freaked her out, every time. :D)
--► I am officially a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do (that's Korean martial arts). I've been training for more than five years now. (That's, like, almost a third of my life.)
--▷ I'm an extreme-major-pacifist. I don't like the thought of anyone, especially me, hurting someone else, whether it be physically or emotionally. (...This is a bit of an oxymoron, considering I'm a black belt.) I say "I'm sorry!" a lot, and the adjective most often used to describe me is 'nice'.
--► I think 'shiny' and 'of doom' are the best descriptive words in the universe, and I add them to everything.
--▷ My favorite animal is a dolphin, my second is a monkey, and my third is a Florida Panther (look it up, people!).
--► I'm very flexible, thanks to my martial arts training and a childhood background in gymnastics. (I can do a full split on all three sides - right, left, and center. And I can touch my toes! ...You'd be amazed at how many people can't touch their toes.)
--▷ My favorite queen in history is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, just because she's the first one I've read of that not either a saint, a demon, or a wimp who can't do anything by herself. She was an actual person, who wasn't afraid to pick favorites and use underhanded sneakiness to get her way. And she was smart, something always appreciated in a ruler.
--► My least favorite queen was Guinevere, of King Arthur. Whether she was real or not, feel free to debate, but I hate her either way. I'll probably eventually type up a whole rant about her stupidity and general annoying-ness and post it here.
--▷ I basically live off of PopTarts, waffles, pancakes, mac' n' cheese, chicken, and chocolate/various forms of dessert. No really. That's it. I'm really lucky I'm one of those people who can eat whatever and not get fat. (Hitting middle age is going to suck though.)
--► I've moved three - oh wait, now four - times since I was one, (still) eventually ending up back in the same town I was born in
--▷ My favorite subject is either English or History; what I find really frustrating is, now that I'm seriously looking into college majors, there's almost nothing you can do with degrees in either of those subjects. Math, tons of options; science? Even more! But with anything even remotely related to the two areas I excel in, the only thing you can apply is teaching. Which I don't do. ARGH.
--► I'm usually very perky, hyper, happy, bouncy, etc, etc. It can either be entertaining or annoying, depending on how long you're exposed to me :P.
--▷ My favorite TV show is Smallville. I love the DC comic superheroes (not that I've actually gotten around to reading any of said comics - it's just that Teen Titans and Justice League: Unlimited are both easily among my favorite cartoons), and a whole show on Superman's origins is perfect fangirl material. My favorite characters are probably Lex Luthor, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Bart Allen/Impulse...and Jor-El. (Because he's hysterical. Clark's like, "No! You're wrong, Jor-El! I create my own destiny! I can do whatever I want!" And then he does whatever he wants and totally fails, and Jor-El's like "Ha-ha. Kal-El, when will you learn that destiny is inescapable and I am always right? 8D.")
--► I never go anywhere without my iPod, even though I keep breaking the earphones (In the past year, two have gotten so worn out the wires started to show, three I stepped on, and two more the sound suddenly started only coming out of one ear O.o)
--▷ My sister calls me a hermit because I spend so much time in my room on my laptop. I proudly accept that title.
--► I think Mathematics is the worst subject in the history of ever, and that people who obviously don't intend to go into a field involving it should not be required to take any math past, say, Algebra I.
--▷ I find waving by your shoulder boring. Fun, hyper people wave BIG!
--► I think vegetables are creating an evil army that grows every time you eat one. Fruits are their allies, and together, they'll probably take over the world one day. Stupid plants...
--▷ When I was about seven, I randomly turned on the TV, and saw this adorable little girl fighting an elephant. Years and years and years later, I was watching Card Captor Sakura, and discovered the very episode I saw when I was little! (Only subbed instead of dubbed, of course.) ...I really wish I knew why that particular show stuck in my mind; I can't remember any specific episodes of any other stuff I watched that long ago...
--► I'm very polite, and I enjoy being so. And I don't really understand why everyone isn't polite - people are so much nicer to you if you are. The lady at the supermarket always gives me free cookies :D
--▷ I'm a friendly person - as long as I already have someone I know next to me. In a friendless situation, I tend to hide in a corner. In fact, that's what I did for basically my first three months of Tae Kwon Do...I got the nickname "Corner Girl", and the space I sat in is now forever known as "Gingeh's Corner". ;P
--► I was homeschooled my entire life, a fact I'm eternally grateful to my mother for. I don't think I could have handled the social pressures, early mornings, and all those people all the time, for very long before snapping.
--▷ There are only three people I've ever met who I've actually disliked enough to have a real argument with (family doesn't count).
--► I totally have both a Hotcake flavored and a S'Mores flavored lipgloss. How amazing is that?
--▷ I am a Disney fangirl. I'm sorry. x3
--► I support both hetero and homo-sexual pairings. I used to be a total het girl, and still mostly remain so, but my mind has been opened to the paring possibilities over the years. Blame/thank Prince of Tennis and Hana-Kimi. :P
--▷ Even late in my teens, I mostly prefer cartoons to TV shows. (...The good ones, anyway. 'Regular Show' and a lot of the other stuff Cartoon Network plays are just weird and boring and stupid.) In my mind, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Phineas and Ferb, Fairly OddParents, and Jimmy Neutronare much more enjoyable to watch then Friends or How I Met Your Mother. (Not that I don't watch said TV shows and like them, it's just the animated stuff is generally more my style.)
--► I doodle. A lot. Like, I bring a notebook to my classes to take notes in, and every time, it ends up filled with doodles.
--▷ I love Greece, and Greek mythology. Looooove it. I'm also am constantly annoyed when I see a movie or read a book based off said mythology, and they get it wrong, even if it's just a little thing. Case in point: The remake of Clash of the Titans? I couldn't watch it, because they messed up the story of Perseus so badly, they didn't show half the gods, and Apollo, when he was shown for two seconds, had dark hair. It just killed me.
--► The Jonas Brothers' song Fly With Me? I like it, but it irks me - one of the lines is, "Peter Pan and Wendy turned out fine." And they didn't. Peter went back to the island with the Lost Boys (or, every version except the Disney films, alone, because the Darling's adopted the other children), and Wendy stayed in the real world to grow up. Without Peter. And he doesn't see her again until she's grown up and he's disappointed in her. So yeah. Not fine. Just FYI, Jonas Brothers.
--▷ I'm a major crybaby. I've cried at the end of pretty much every sad (or even the not-so-sad; if it was a really good work, I cry just because it's over) anime, manga, book, TV show or cartoon I've ever watched. Full Moon wo Sagashite had me blubbering for a good thirty minutes, and even to this day I can't listen to any of the songs, even the happy ones, without starting to tear up. I also tend to cry if someone says something mean to me, tells me I can't do something, excludes me, shames me (accidentally or otherwise), or in general upsets me in any way. It's a very annoying trait, and if I could get rid of it, I would. Tears solve nothing. The only plus side? If I were ever acting in a show and my character was supposed to be sad, I could probably cry on demand.
--► I think Avatar: The Last Airbender is the best show to ever grace the screens of Nickelodeon (and that the live action movie totally fails). I'm a total Jet fangirl (Why! Why did he have to die?!), and, after my second series run-through, I'm equally adoring of Prince Zuko (who is full of enough hotness and angst and inner conflict to make any female squeal). Azula also rules, and has been one of my favorite characters ever since she was first introduced (and the way she ended up makes me sad and annoyed at the same time) - I mean, come on. She can bend blue fire. And lightning.
--▷ I would love to one day get into reading DC or Marvel comics...but why do they make it so difficult for new readers to jump in? I mean seriously! Even the Wikipedia version of comic history is so confusing! Alternate Universes, the same superhero name belonging to ten different people, characters dying and then coming back to life then dying then disappearing... I'm so lost ;_;.
- Otaku Nerdiness -
Chocolate: Hana Kimi and Skip Beat
- Favorite Pairings -
(Pairings of each fandom are listed in order of favorite-ness. Also, italics indicate my OTP of that genre, just in case that isn't clear enough :P)
- Naruto -
- Tokyo Mew Mew -
- Mermaid Melody -
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne -
- Sailor Moon -
- Card Captor Sakura -
- Pretear -
- Prince of Tennis -
- Bleach -
- Fullmetal Alchemist -
- Ouran High School Host Club -
- Gakuen Alice -
- Black Cat -
- Wallflower -
- Inuyasha -
- Hana Kimi -
- Spiecal A -
- Beauty Pop -
- Skip Beat -
- Kaichou wa Maid-sama -
- Pokemon -
- Phineas and Ferb -
- Avatar: The Last Airbender -
- Total Drama Island -
- Jimmy Neutron -
- Codename: Kids Next Door -
- Teen Titans -
- Justice League (Unlimited) -
- Young Justice -
- Danny Phantom -
- Kim Possible -
- Xiaolin Showdown -
- Magic School Bus -
- Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius -
- X-Men: Evolution -
- Ed, Edd, n Eddy -
- Harry Potter
- Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew -
- Song of the Lioness (Tamora Pierce) -
- The Immortals (Tamora Pierce) -
- Protector of the Small (Tamora Pierce) -
- Provost's Dog (Tamora Pierce) -
- Maximum Ride -
- Peter Pan -
- Lord of the Rings -
- Smallville -
- Glee -
- The Big Bang Theory -
- That '70s Show -
- Friends -
- How I Met Your Mother -
. hissoritenshi - one of my oldest friends; we've known each other for a good...at least six years, maybe more. She's one of the friends I can best relate to, since we have a lot in common: small stature, a knack for tripping over things that aren't there, a love for sarcasm (although she uses it a lot more then I do ;P), art, writing, Archie comics (xD), and anime and manga, of course. We even like the same pairings, usually =D. If given the time, I think we could talk all day long without ever getting bored. Though I think Tenshi's taste in anime boys is slightly off ((cough) Sasuke and Kabuto! (cough)), she's slowly swaying me to the dark side - she's very persuasive, and if you talk to her long enough you'll usually find yourself agreeing with her. She's got a lot of talent when it comes to...well, pretty much anything. She's responsible, loves poetry and writing, and is great at making people laugh. She's got some really original ideas, and her stories are fun to read, if somewhat crack-ish. I'd check her out, if I were you ;D.
. Lexaluff - the girl of the billion pennames (though perhaps she has broken herself of this now. We can hope!). This is actually Nica's twin, Alexa, but she goes by her nickname on FF. I, personally, don't like to read her writing, because it's a little too fluffy and descriptive for my tastes (and of course, there's the fact that she's never finished any story she's started...). But I know she has lots of fans who love to read her work. Lexa is also one of two people I know in real life who have watched Full Metal Alchemist - although she's a RoyEd fan, instead of a Royai girl like me, which makes for some interesting arguments sometimes. Lexa is also my sad-movie buddy. For example, me, Lexa, Nica, and Rina were watching that movie 'Hotel for Dogs' back when it was still in theaters, on a weekday when the theater was completely empty. At the part where the two main characters are torn apart to be brought to different orphanages, me and Lexa were in our seats practically sobbing. Rina and Nica were sliding down the banisters of the stairs and giggling excitedly. Yeah. Love ya', Lexa!
. KARINRIN - Anita-chaaaan~! Maggie's sister, has finally gotten a Fanfiction account! And, as expected, she's wonderful. She's officially gotten me interested in Vocaloid (nods). Anyhoo, about Anita - well, I've known her since we were, like, green belts, which means about four years or so. She's the creative one - Maggie's got the math brain, but Anita is on the yearbook design committee - and she's always got something interesting to say. She's a little shy, I suppose - maybe to people she's never met, anyway - and she doesn't like to yell, perhaps because she's a bit of a quiet person. She has constant issues with her hair - either it's frizzy, or she didn't get all of it into her ponytail, or the back is messed up...etc, etc. Also, no matter what the situation, she's always got something interesting to say, and, on a semi-random note, she writes very well; although, the majority of her stories are on hiatus right now.
. Nica - My best friend in the universe - and Alexa's twin. She's the kind of person who I can finish sentences for (giggles). We laugh at the same things, are annoyed by the same people, usually love the same food...etc, etc. She's the shoulder I can always cry on, and I can always count on her to make me smile. She supports me in everything I do, and I like to think I do the same for her. She's also about the friendliest and sweetest girl you will ever meet - no one can hate Nica. ...Well, except Casey, Nick, and Sam, but they're all evil and don't count. Anyway, we've been best friends almost since we first met about six years ago, and I don't think we've ever really fought. Heck, I don't think we've even had a minor disagreement! We do basically everything we possibly can together. We even have an array of matching shirts, and get made fun of together. I am so lucky to be able to be so close to such a wonderful person like her.
. Rina - My little sister. She can be a major brat at times, but no one can deny that she is probably one of the funniest people on Earth, if she's in a good mood. She's very creative, although she has too short of an attention span to stick with one thing for too long. She likes to talk, will occasionally listen, and generally likes to be the center of everything that's going on. She also rides horses, which certainly wouldn't be my a sport of choice, given that we live in always-above-80-degrees-Florida and her horse shows are held outside, and require that the participants where long pants, long sleeved shirts, and, boots, and a jacket. (Those shows are brutal just to watch; they're held from, like, dawn to dusk, and most of the actual riding seems to take place right smack dab in the middle of the afternoon.) But, you know, to each their own. Also, Rina is actually Alexa's best friend, and together, the four of us (me, Nica, Alexa, and Rina) are the 'Sparkle Girls'! (Which sounds kind of silly now, I admit it, but come on! We came up with it when we were like, ten. Give us some credit.)
. Alley - is loud and positive. She and I, and Karen, all started on the same day at Tae Kwon Do. They moved up to the Adult Class of Doom much faster than I did, of course, but we managed to stay friends even though we didn't see each other very much. Alley is known for being loud, because she yells when she's supposed to and says her "Yes, sir"'s and etc., and she's very encouraging and helpful to everyone around her. And she very smart, math/science-brain-wise. And English-wise. And she's very well-rounded. So yes, Alley is basically the perfect person with little to no flaws Mary-Sue character-- but different somehow, I guess, because she's actually very (very very) likable. She's off at college now, majoring in Physics (of course, because she's brilliant), but she keeps in touch and takes TKD classes whenever she's home for vacation.
. Karen - tall, blonde, and part-hippy. She and I have known each other forever since, like I said earlier, she and I and Alley all started on the same day (which was August 16th, 2005, according to Alley, who keeps track of these things). She's the one who really kept talking to me after she and Alley and Sam all switched to the Adult Class - I mean, Alley and Sam talked to me, of course, but it was mostly just, "Hi! You should join the Adult class, and stop being a kiddy!" ...And then I'd say no thank you very much, and they'd leave. But Karen actually had full conversations with me (nodnod). Anyhoo, she's very green, and pro-anything that has to do with saving the planet. She's also sarcastic, and a bit of a goth, since her favorite color is black and that's what she wears a lot. She, like Alley, is off to college this semester, and we miss her dearly.
. Sam - lazy and and a little boy-crazy, but we love her anyway. She's Alley's twin sister, and she started TKD very shortly after the rest of us. She's been through a couple boyfriends since I've known her - not too many, but a couple - and she usually talks about them a lot. She also tends to tire easily during TKD, and she doesn't like to waste energy. So, usually, while the rest of us are doing pushups, she's given up on it and is watching everyone else instead. She's a little airheaded sometimes: like, someone will say something funny, and everyone will laugh, and a couple seconds after, when it's started to die down, she says, "Oh! I get it!" and starts giggling, which, in turn, sets off a fresh wave of chuckles throughout the rest of the room. She, predictably, is off to college as well this season. (sadface)
. Claire - Newish friend, compared to Tenshi, and Alley and co. We kind of got squished together, since Alley and Karen always partner up, and Sam goes with one of her best friends, and Cullen (spiky hair, non-reader, comedic boy with too much time on his hands so he makes strange things out of origami) usually claims Tenshi. But she's friends with Maggie and Anita (Chinese people stick together...? I really don't know xD), and she's a lovely friend of mine now. We do self defense together - generally, we both don't do very well, but we tend to get it! ...Eventually! ...xD
. Maggie - the biggest of us jellybeans. Maggie is probably the most mature one of our little Tae Kwon Do group. (Technically, that spot should belong to either me or Tenshi, since she's younger then both of us by a couple months to a few years, but neither me nor Tenshi are really capable of acting our age. Me especially.) She's the one who gets annoyed by the little kids bouncing off the walls and throwing the dodgeballs around, and is generally the one who makes them stop. She's very academically-minded: She takes, like, all AP classes, a bunch of college courses over the summer, is a member of the debate team, etc, etc. She's probably on the honor roll too, is my guess. She works insanely hard, sometimes missing KD to study, or just to sleep. I could never imagine taking on her workload.
. Jay Lene - whose name I'm sure I've misspelled. She's the type who notices strange things no one else pays attention to, and points them out. Like the random hole in the ceiling tile. Or the speck of blue paint almost underneath the sign on the girls' bathroom door. She's also one of those people who has sleepovers where you don't actually sleep, and instead stay up for twenty-six hours straight and then try to beat that record next time. Which means she semi-often comes into TKD on Monday or Wednesday and is so tired she's giggling at nothing and spinning in circles. She's also known for being injured - I swear, every time I see her, she's done something different to herself - jumped in a pool and badly scraped up her knee, got hit in the face during four-square, broken her wrist while climbing a tree . . . I could really go on and on; there are a million stories of her pain.
. Christina - bipolar. Yep, that's Christina. She's either extremely hyper or so tired that's she slumps around the room groaning. She's random, never seems to get enough sleep at night simply because she didn't feel like it, and on one of her birthday's she ate her cupcake with a giant fork. Supposedly she can surf, or at least skimboard, after the camp she took for two weeks last summer, but I've yet to see proof. But yes, she's both a very outdoorsy, run around and play type of person, and the kind that just sleeps until three in the afternoon. She's very entertaining, Christina - definitely not someone you could ever be bored with.
. Alan - small and blond and just awesome in general. I first became friends with him mostly because I was already friends with his older sister, Shannon (whom I have since mostly lost contact with, since she left TKD due to injury). Since I first started talk to him, I've discovered that he just amazing. He's funny and friendly and nice . . . I could go on forever. I swear, I just dote on him. I used to think he had some kind of accent, but it's actually a weird sort of lisp. Alan is someone who will always come to sit and talk to me at the beginning of class, even if I'm in the Girl Circle and all his other guy friends are laughing on the other side of the room. (I know of no other boy who would breach the dreaded Girl Circle if there wasn't already a boy within it, and sometimes not even then.) He's my favoritest guy friend ever. He even accepts hugs from me, if semi-awkwardly - really, no boy his age does that. I adore Alan.
. Small Steven - immature, disruptive, and generally pretty hilarious. I used to really dislike him, but either he's matured a little or he just no longer bothers me, because now I just find him very funny. He talks out of turn a lot, asks random questions, and is pretty much the class clown - one of a couple, anyway. He's really grown on me this past year: I sparred him the other day, and we mostly just walked in circles and I laughed the entire time because he kept making comments. Oh! And one time, he was hiding behind a kicking bag, and when I turned around he jumped out and forced me to trip over nothing, and was like, "What are you, a freaking ninja?!" And now, usually while the teacher is talking, I'll glance at him in the mirror and he'll be mouthing the word ninja over and over while staring at me and grinning, and I'll start to crack up and end up interrupting the teacher.
. Tori - the basic definition of 'blonde'. We all love her anyway, though. She used to be a belt below me in my Tae Kwon Do class, but she would've been higher if she hadn't gotten sick that one year. She always provides a good laugh, and she has a love for jewelry and other sparkly things - and who doesn't? She can't play sports at all, but everyone always aims for her during dodgeball anyway, and makes fun of her when she gets hit. Ah, poor Tori... Unfortunately, she decided to leave Tae Kwon Do (or her parents made her quit...we really don't know), and now we can only communicate by texting. Which I fail at. So yeah...
- Giggliciousness -
Theodore: (to Simon as he's hanging out of the hot-air balloon) "Get in, Simon!"
Simon: "Alvin, land the balloon by the fountain." (crashing sounds) "Like I said, 'in the tree'!" ~The Chipmunk Adventure (movie)
Ducky: (Crawling along the log lodged at the top of the ditch) "I do not like this. Oh no, no, no..."
Chi Fu: "Who are you?"
Shang: "I don't need anyone causing trouble in my camp.
Mulan: "You're, um..."
Edna: "I didn't know the baby's powers, so I covered the basics."
Dash: "We're dead! We're dead! We survived, but we're dead!"~The Incredibles (movie)
Prince John: "No! No, don't hurt me, help! Heeeelp!" (runs away so fast he trips over his own feet. He scrambles back up and hides behind a barrel) (pops up from behind the barrel, waving his arms frantically) "KILL HIM!!" (he hides again) ~Robin Hood (movie)
Mandy: "This is my world. I'm just letting you live here." ~The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV)
Melvin: "You're a kind girl, aren't you?"
(Ash and Misty are trapped in a net, hanging from tree, contemplating the fate of Brock, who'd fallen into a river some time ago)
Drakken: "I love this. Hand me a fork."
Dr. Possible: "Morning, honey. How'd Cambodia go?"
Xander: "Danger? I laugh in the face of danger! . . .Then I hide until it goes away." ~Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV show)
Crash: "Did you die?"
Kid Flash: "Sorry. First time at the Hall. I'm a little overwhelmed."
Male Tourist: "Is that Batman?"
Mark Desmond: "Activate the cloning process."
Justice League Unlimited: (This needs it's own section, because there's a billion quotes) (TV Show, by the way)
J'onn: "I know this must be hard for you. Feeling vunerable. You're the only one of us without special powers. But you don't need to prove yourself. You are a valued member of this team, and we're only trying to-"
The Joker: "What's wrong with crazy? It's done wonders for me!"
WonderWoman: (trying to think of ways to explain where she's been) "Gone, Mother? I didn't go anywhere! I was in my room! Alone. For eight months. ...Definitely not."
Flash: "Usually, when a city looks this empty, flesh-eating zombies are involved."
Grogg: "Humans are slow, ugly, immoral, and have an unpleasant body odor!"
Grogg: "You're a bigger fool than I thought!"
Flash: "Not bad, huh? I outsmarted a supergenius!"
Hawkgirl: "But who wants to live in a world without men?"
Batman: "Next time I let Superman take charge, just hit me, real hard."
WonderWoman: "Hera, give me strength!"
Hawkgirl: "Standard interrogation technique. I was bad cop."
Grundy: "Bird-nose help Grundy? But Bird-nose and her friends hate Grundy!"
Batman: "Call me when it's important. And not before."
Clayface: "Didn't think I'd come here without reinforcements, did you?"
Flash: "You mean she's a spy? Cool."
Green Lantern: "That x-ray vision working yet?"
Batman: "For the time being, we're going to have to go underground."
Flash: (exploring the Batcave) "Hey! That's a giant dinosaur!"
Flash: (crushes soldiers with a giant penny) "Tails. I win!"
Batman: (inside an enemy ship) "Well?"
Mordred: "What's this thing? Another stupid charm?" (said jewel glows menacingly)
Smallville: (This also needs it's own section 8D) (TV Show)
Aquaman: "You really don't listen, do you?"
Oliver: "The whole jumping to conclusions thing before you get the full story? How's that working out for you?"
Chloe Sulliven: "Break up? You can't break up, you two are, like, meant for each other! You're like Kansas's version of Ken and Barbie. Only they broke up apparently, which is weird."
Clark Kent: "Chloe! I got your messege - what happened?"
Chloe: "Your date's a hitman - a killer."
Lois: "...Where did your barn door go? It was here late last night when I came to drop off those documents, and now it's gone!"
Jimmy Olsen: "This is a really bad idea. You know, maybe we should call someone."
Hit-Man Finley: (holding Lois captive) "Hey, bald man, look, is it really worth killing her to get to me?"
Oliver: "You left me strung up there in chains to either die, or have my identity revealed."
Tess: "Fix the situation, or I'll have you terminated."
Oliver Queen: "Where are the other SuperFriends?"
Oliver: (as Green Arrow, on a stakeout with Hawkman) "God, I hate waiting."
Lois: "Careful, Lois. This is the part where the doomed girl runs into the guy with the hockey mask."
- In Which My Friends Say Funny Things -
"I'm not short; I'm vertically challenged." ~Tenshi
Rina: (waves hand frantically) "Oh! Oh! OH!"
Nica: (struggling to put a window on a Lego house) "Ha! I finally got it!!" (the other window falls off)
Alexa: "I'm going to be famous one day!"
Nica: (after a shaving-cream fight at a birthday party) "Here, have a towel."
"I colored my hair with a Magic Marker today." ~Tori
"Guess what? I fell down two flights of stairs on Monday!" ~Anita
Maggie: "Gingeh!! I got this really big bruise on my arm from gym, and they (referring to the other girls in my TaeKwonDo class) wanted to see it, so I showed them...and they started POKING it!! HELP!!"
(on a sleepover with Nica and Alexa) (Alexa and Rina are whispering)
(knock knock) "Nobody's home." (knock knock) "We've taken a vacation." (knock knock) "We've moved to Alaska!" (knock knock) "EVERYONE'S DEAD!" (knock knock) "GO AWAY!!" ~Me, talking to Rina who's banging on my door
Me: "No one tells me ANYTHING!"
Kyle: "I bet I can name everyone in this class!"
(doorbell rings) Nica: "Alexa'll get it!"
(sound of front door closing) (Alexa walks past Nica on her way to her computer) Nica: "Who was at the door, Alexa?"
Rina: (eating all the cheese off of a frozen pizza) (Bonnie walks in) (Rina looks up guiltily) "What? It's good!" (silence as Bonnie glares at her) "Do you want some?"
"I'm not random, it's just that you'll say something, then I'll keep thinking about that one thing while you move on to something different. Then I'll say something about that one thing, and you'll laugh and accuse me of randomness!" ~Tenshi
Nica: "HI! I haven't seen you in so long!"
Me (over IM): 'Royai foreber! Alexa and Roy have no hope. Ha-ha.'
Andrew: (in TaeKwonDo class) "How many ceiling tiles are up there?"
"Don't let anyone tell you the sky is the limit - the limit is whatever you make it." ~My ex-TaeKwonDo teacher Mr. Banks, at his moving-away party
Mr. Alex: (as I'm walking in late into TaeKwonDo) "Gingeh, did you bring brownies?"
Rina: "I am going to fall off the bed now." (she looks around) "Oh, wait, I can't. I'm on a couch." (she falls off, lies there for a second, then gasps) "I just defied the laws of physics!" ~Rina
Mr. Alex: (smirking) "Hinata is going to die in the chapter tomorrow."
Me: "Um...is it okay if I take a shower?"
(To Rina) "I'm really glad I'm not you. I'd never know what I was thinking." ~Me
Me: (comfortably settled in my bed) (my cellphone all the way across the room begins to ring) "Oh, for the love of all things shiny!"
Me: (hyper and parading randomly around the house) (says, for the nth time) I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, GINGINA-CHAMA!!"
Rina: (on the phone attempting to order a Dominos pizza) (yelling into the telephone) "Well, I WOULD order your pizza, except FIRST I have to wade through all these stupid robotic ADVERTISMENTS - oh. Hi."
Mr. Alex: (has decided to give everyone in class Pokemon names today) "Let see, what should Tori be? We need something with a blank stare..."
Mr. Alex: (still trying to figure out Pokemon names) "Gingeh and Tori are the only ones left, right?"
Mr. Alex: (has calmed down) "Now, who doesn't have a Pokemon name?" (everyone points at me) "Just Gingeh?"
Karen: (on the subject of Math) "If something doesn't make sense, assume it's magic."
Tenshi: "If you ever need a ride home or whatever, just let me know - I can drive now."
Ethan (the little kid Rina babysits) (holding up a pebble) "Look! It's an invisible rock!"
Mom: "We only need two barstools, right?"
Rina: (on she and I being sorted into Hufflepuff on Pottermore) "Oh yeah. We're badass. Like Honey Badgers. Honey badger don't give a shit."
- Stories Stuff -
Title: Strangeness Ensues
Title: Clouded Melancholy
Title: Instruction Styles
Title: It's a Titans Thing
Title: A Wonderful Opportunity