Hey everybody, Hana Kobayashi here, how's it going? Not a lot of stories on my profile here - I like to read, mostly. I do have stories, but I deleted because they were aweful, so hopefully next time I can do better :) I'm a high school student who procrastinates entirely too much. I'm the type of person who waits until the day before a project is due to do it ^^;
I don't watch much anime/manga anymore (although I was unhealthily obsessed with Naruto for years), I've discovered the world of AMVs. Mine are so lame though, not like others (if you'd like to see my playlists, my channel is hanakobayashi1)! Still improving...when I did watch a lot, I like Naruto (of course), all Clamp creations, Death Note, Eden of the East, Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood), Ghost Hunt, Hana Yori Dango (actually that one was a tv show), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Lovely Complex, Kimi ni Todoke, Kitchen Princess, NANA, all Studio Ghibli movies, and (drum roll please)...Earth Girl Arjuna, which you've probably never heard of, but is the SHIZ!
At this point I would like to pause and say (because I am from the US, and maybe this is a cultural thing so I don't get it, but-)
Why does it seem like everyone hates Americans? I get Japan, because we dropped bombs on them. But other than that? I'm not much of a history buff, so maybe I'm just ignorant to say this, but why? WHY??? And, even if you do hate Americans, why do you judge them all as one and not individually? The stereotype for Americans is fat, stupid, lazy, and bigoted. I'm within my BMI range, my grades are A's and B's (okay, lazy, maybe), and since discovering Pokemon at the age of ten I have been obsessed with Japan. If you have a clue, I would love to know TT_TT
Ahem! Back to my stuff -
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And now, quotes! *You feel a sudden urge to read them...*
"In my books there is life and death. Goodies get killed as well as baddies. It’s not like Walt Disney where there are singing teapots and we all go over the hill singing bobbidy-bobbidy-boo at the end so goodies get killed as well as baddies." - Brian Jacques, author of Redwall
"I don't want to survive, I want to live!"- Captain B. McCrea, Wall-E
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup." - ?
"Bad fanfiction is like cockroaches. Every time you swat one, a zillion more pop up, and when you turn around, they turn out not to be dead." - ?
"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" - Ernest Gaines
"Easy reading is damn hard writing" - Nathaniel Hawthorne
"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit." - ?
"Always make sure you write for yourself above everything else. Otherwise the story isn't worth sharing." - romantiscue (awesome, awesome, awesome)
This guy deserves special notice: I'm not sure if he's an idiot, or just the manipulating old bastard that 70% of all fanfic makes him out to be. The thing is, he:
a. Gave the Potters/Longbottoms the apparently WORST protection spell ever (Fidelius), along with horrible suggestions on how to use it- AKA, the 'You can be your own secret-keeper' fiasco.
b. Sent Harry to a place where he was almost GUARENTEED to be abused, mentally and/or physically (which, he admits, was his original plan), on the basis that it would be 'safest'. HELLO? Hogwarts, maybe?
c. Sent freakin' HAGRID- AKA, really nice guy, but not the best tour guide ever- to introduce Harry to the sights- and house prejudices- of the Wizarding World. (Seriously- he basically says that Slytherins are all evil, and literally says that Hufflepuff are: 'a load of duffers'.)
d. Brought the Philosopher's Stone to Hogwarts (apparently because the couple who had been holding it for bloody CENTURIES didn't want it), or at least a fake, and, as far as I'm concerned, set it up as a trap/training excercise for Voldy/Harry. I mean COME ON! The guy ADVERTISED it, and then made it so that a couple of 1st years could get through it, for God's sake!
e. Is apparently the worst teacher evaluator/employer ever, as well as the most horrible student-interface ever. (I'm looking at you: Snape, Trelawny, Binns...Quirrel, Lockheart, Fake!Moody, etc, as well as Mr. 'I Just Sit In My Office Everyday')
f. Couldn't be bothered to Legilimens his DADA applicants for years 1-4 (excluding Moony, of course).
g. Was apparently impotent during the ENTIRE 2nd book (which, by the way, I'm half convinced was also a test for 'lil Harrikins)
h. Was helpless (maybe) to safeguard the castle in book 3, and, in addition, didn't even bother to push for a trial for an innocent man.
i. Placed NO preventative measures on the Goblet of Fire.
j. IMMEDIATELY announced that Voldy was back, besides knowing that Fudge would rather crap himself in public than admit that.
k. Allowed for ludicrous amounts of government interference in a SCHOOL.
l. Is more focused than a single, abused student than the quality of education.
m. Not only allowed, but ENCOURAGED the existence petty and violent House rivalries.
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