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Otakon 2009

Okay, this is going to be pretty much like my 2008 thing about Otakon.

For Anyone who is wondering what Otakon is:

Official Otakon 2009 Page

Wikipedia:

Otakon is a fan convention in the United States focusing on East Asian popular culture (primarily anime, manga, music, and cinema) and its fandom. The name is a portmanteau derived from convention and the Japanese word otaku. Otakon is traditionally held on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in late summer at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor district. It is considered the second largest and one of the longest-running Anime conventions in the United States.

If you are a fan of either gaming or anime, this is the con for you! But beware, if you cannot handle:

– Large Crowds
– Glomping
– Ugly fat girls running over and choking you with their massive girth
– Everyone thinking you’ve seen episode 256 of Naturo and can display the correct hand symbols of *so-and-so*
– Long Lines
If you cannot handle the above, THIS CONVENTION IS NOT FOR YOU.


Location: Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Convention Center)
Date: July 17-19, 2009

Hotel
I currently have two double-queen rooms reserved for Otakon 2009 at Tremont Plaza Hotel, which is a good 3.5 blocks away from the Baltimore Convention Center (Map: Downtown Baltimore map ~ Hotel room). Each room is 150 a night, and we will be staying Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. That means, the total price comes out to about 450 per room, without tax.

The price each individual person has to pay is relative to how many people go, and how many people there are in each room. The more people, the cheaper it is. The max amount of people we’ll take is somewhere in the 12-14 range (that’s 6-7 people a room).

12 people total: $75.00
11 people total: $81.82
10 people total: $90.00
9 people total: $100.00
8 people total: $112.50

If the amount of people going is less than 7, I will be dropping the second room.

Registering
Pre-registering is highly recommended. I mean, we’re going to be there on Thursday, so we may as well pick up our badges on Thursday, and avoid the Friday line (which is 2x the size of the Thursday line). Pre-registeration ends June 17.

Pre-registeration tickets are $55.00 (Register Here). At the door tickets are $65.00. There are no group tickets, so please register yourself.

Transportation
Transportation is To-Be-Announced (TBA), but we will probably be using an early Thursday Greyhound bus (say like 9-11 AM, and we’ll get there around 2-4 PM). The ride is about 4 hours long, but actually depends on transfers.

A round-trip greyhound ticket from New York City to Baltimore and back is $44.00, if ordered 14 days in advanced. This will probably increase as the time between now and Otakon decreases.

Other
If you’re pretty sure you’re going, please email me/tell me/call me/contact me, so that I can be sure to put you on a master list of who is going. Telling anyone else that you’re going will do you no good.

That’s pretty much everything for now. Expect updates in the future!

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Economics

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday! I’ve been all up to my head with work. Most of you guys know I’m part of Circle K, an international community service organization for colleges/universities. Well, I’m organizing a divisional, which is a meeting for all thine Circle K clubs around my area (The Finger Lakes region in NY State). Then, I have two conferences coming up, for two different organizations. And, midterm week is coming up and all my classes are filled with work.

It’s just a very high stress situation in college at the moment.

I’ve also put up a page of cosplay work, because a lot of people have been requesting pictures. I don’t have a professional photographer, like most cosplayers do, so I always nab pictures from cons and stuff. I don’t have pictures of all my cosplays, which make me really upset.

And, as for the hair project, I’m thinking of doing Princess Leia this week.

Currently Listening to: High School Never Ends (Bowling for Soup)
Currently Reading: Nothing
Currently Watching: Soul Eater
Currently Eating: Bag of Chips
Current Mood: Overstressed
Picture of the Now

So. Economics.

I’ve been getting into tons and tons of conversations, both offline and online, with people lately about what’s been going on in the economy. Some of them are pleasant conversations, and other are not-so-pleasant arguments.

And the not-so-pleasant ones have been really blowing me up lately. I get so easily aggravated when people argue about something that they clearly don’t know anything about.

Throwing around the word “inflation” and phrases like “unemployment rate” does not make you a master-grade economist.

To give an example, here is an example of the bullshit that I felt oh so compelled to argue against (this argument happens to be online, which is why I have it):
Well, I did not say there is no crisis at all. I pointed out that some people are not as affected. And, of course, if the rich (how else could you name people who have anything to do with stocks, banks, savings and owning???) are affected, they are going to be vocal. The others lived in such ‘crisis’ for most of their lives and noone gave it a glance.
That’s not interesting, after all.

“The real HOT debate going now – is who ‘engineered’ this and how do they plan to make profits off that. Because there is definitely someone behind all that. There is not such thing as ‘it just happened by itself’.
Also, that whole idea about ‘virtual’, ‘fake’, ‘nominal’ money not being backed up by anything real… this is weird. And painful, when it vanishes…
There is a big number of prophets on webs, who tell that whole capitalistic system showed that it is broken and failure, and that world crash will end up in another wave of predatory wars from U.S. side… I wish that were not true…”

“My overall point was that was ARTIFICIALLY created. I will never believe those things as ‘it just happened on its own’, ‘nobody is responsible’, ‘it is a natural cyclical thing’, and such. I know about ‘waves’ and cycles, about interdependance between unemployment and inflation, supply & demand, other standard textbook things. But, on a such grand scale, I find it unlikely. It was planned carefully, probably in some weird geopolitical game too complex and massive to understand for a commoner. They know they can do it, since all commoners get is from media. There are so-called political technologies. Who knows what’s really happening behind closed doors?”

And this isn’t the worst of it. The real life conversations have been far worse, and they vary greatly. There are people (like this jerk here) who thinks that there is no economic crisis at all, and there are those who think we’re in the worst recession of our lives. The only reason why I even give this guy SOME credibility is because people ARE too easily influenced by the media and actually do believe we’re in this Great Depression V2.

There IS a gray area. Just because we’re not in the great depression doesn’t mean that the media tells lies because the government (Big Brother) is forcing the media to influence us little folk. And just because the government isn’t controlling the media doesn’t mean that the media is completely unbiased. Yes, the media is a source of news and information, and they allow us to learn about what’s going on in a national or global scale, but we still should take their words with a grain of salt. Or a couple, at the very least. The news still wants to dish out what seems vaguely interesting.

With all the people who now suddenly think they’re economic pros because they watch the news, it makes me want to say “Leave Economics to the Economists, moron.”

But I won’t. Because that’s obnoxious and arrogant.

I feel it’s especially difficult to argue about economics, because there are people on one complete side (we are in the worst economic depression since the Great Depression) and people on a completely opposite side (we are not in an economic recession, and the government is fooling us). I mean, yes, debating economics is fun for me, but there is a point where the arguments get so ridiculous, it’s like “really? REALLY?!”

When the guy who wrote that thing above posted it, there were so many people who just started yelling at him (obviously) about how completely wrong he is. What bothered me about THIS was that they were yelling at him about his nonsensical ideas, and were trying to counter-argue with THEIR OWN nonsensical attitudes.

If I were in his situation, I would definitely just use their own arguments against themselves. But, then again, I wouldn’t ever be in his situation, because he makes complete and no sense. And, at this point, is no longer fun to argue with.

However, the people who believe that we’re in the worst economic crisis ever since the Great Depression are still entertaining to argue with. It proves that people are too easily influenced by the media (sadly, thereby, proving that moron right). I’m bothered whenever I see news that puts a spin on something truthful in economics. And I’m ever more bothered when people use that as evidence for us being in the Great Depression v2.

Like the unemployment rate (I use this as an example, because three people have tried using this against me). They say that the unemployment rate is at 10% and, yes, that does sound like a lot. But there are some things people fail to account for:

1. Ideal Unemployment is not 0% unemployment. In fact, to be healthy, the unemployment rate should be over 3-4%.
2. The actual unemployment rate is 7.6% as of January (this counts people who are looking for jobs and don’t have one). Where did this random 10% come from? Well, it’s comes from a different type of unemployment rate, which covers both people who are looking for jobs and don’t have one, and people who don’t have jobs and have quit looking for them (this include 14 year old kids who decided they don’t need a job while in high school).
3. The media is comparing the 10% unemployment rate with the unemployment rate which does not cover people who quit looking for jobs. Naturally, the unemployment rate is going to be larger.
4. They’re saying that 10% is the most it’s ever been since the Great Depression. This is wrong because in the 1980s, the unemployment rate was 10.8%, and this is not including the people who quit. To match the 10% now with the adjusted one from the 1980s, the one in the 1980s would actually be around 15%.

And then, people are using the ever-increasing unemployment rate as a reason why we should continue to inject money into the economy. Like Obama’s Stimulus Package. He intends to continue injecting money into the economy. This is NOT going to stimulate the market to the extent he wants it to, if at all.

In fact, it’s just going to lower the value of the dollar, making it (the dollar) weaker against other currencies.

I want to post more, and I’m sure I will in the upcoming months, as our economic stability starts to crumble, but my current thought wave is going in a completely different direction.

I think I’ve been arguing about economics for so long that I’ve almost run out of things to say. Some of them are not even economic principles. Rather, they’re either common sense or easy math. I mean, they teach math for a reason. It’s not like, once you go out into the real world, it’s not applied anymore.

Long story short, people who want to argue about economics should really think it a bit through. When people get into arguments about physics, not knowing basic physics can throw an argument out the window. When people get into arguments about a book, those people should have READ the book before arguing about it.

I don’t see why everyone feels that they’re entitled to argue about economics and be right, especially when all they read is this bullshit.

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Nostalgia

While cleaning my room today (and by my room, I mean my single dorm), I had the fortune of running across some really awesome things I brought from home. One my my worst habits when I clean is to find books and start to read them, and I have quite the collection of books (novels, manga and otherwise), even up here.

Anyway, I came across my two yearbooks: one from high school and one from middle school. And, per usual, I sat down (on the very cold and not awesome floor) and was flipping through them. I guess I’m a little sad, since I had taken so many of those days for granted. I’ve come a long way from high school, and an even farther way from middle school (oh the years that have gone by).

I also tried a couple wigs on for size (I’ll post them up in the hair project as, I suppose, a seperate project), and they look pretty neat/cool. I’m excited to work on them for like.. actual cosplay. One is a short, black wig and the other is a long, blonde wig (yea, polar opposites).

Currently Listening to: Nothing
Currently Reading: Good Omens (Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett)
Currently Watching: Trigun, Soul Eater
Currently Eating: Nothing

Since this doesn’t match the time line I’m supposed to be writing fo r(people will probably notice that it’s a Wednesday, and I’m supposed to post on Thursdays and Sundays), I’m shooting to do something different. So (while we’re on the subject of nostalgia), I decided to list a couple things that I do miss from High School (which is much easier to write than what I don’t miss)

What I miss from Bronx Science
– Mrs. Kim
– Key Club
– The invisible 4th floor pool
– Hallway conversations
– Kenny’s Truck…
– … and the Ghetto Truck (that new truck, you can go to hell)
– Long commutes, both on the cheese bus and on the train
– Fluxx

I mean, as much as a lot of high school sucked, it’s good to be nostalgic a bit. I know I’d never want to actually go back and redo school again, but I do miss all the people I hung out with and all the great (and possibly not so great) times we had.

Even French class. I taught people how to play Fluxx in French class.

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Literacy

Welcome to my second post (hurrah for keeping up with the time table I’ve seemed to set up for myself)!

I have begun a side project, the results of which will probably be posted here (starting today). Long story short, I’ve decided to try and do one hairstyle a week (or one every other week). This means, for one day (every week, or every other week), I’m going to have some hair-do that I’m totally not used to wearing. I’ve gotten a lot of suggestions (liberty spikes, mohawks, corn rolls, anything from Star Wars or Haruhi), and I’m really excited to start working on it. They’re probably going to be as “normal” as pigtails (which is what I did yesterday) to anything as funky as some of Padme’s hairstyles in Star Wars.

I’m really excited to work on this project simply because I like working with hair. Plus, it’ll be a really awesome excuse to go out and buy gel, and nonsensical amounts of it. And it’ll put my straightener, curling iron, hair spray and mousses to good use.

Here are some shots I took of me in PIGTAILS (which is my first one, I suppose):
Pig Tails 1 .:. Pig Tails 2 .:.Curled Pigtails

I’m going to be attempting this hairstyle again (the curled portions), to make it fluffier. Perhaps I should do a drastic attempt on ?

Currently Listening to: Beep (Pussycat Dolls)
Currently Reading: Alice: Through the Looking Glass
Currently Watching: Trigun, Soul Eater
Currently Eating: Ramen
Picture of the Now

Recently, I came across the BBC “The Big Read” Top 100 books list. Apparantly, an average person reads only 6 out of the 100. There are many variations of the BBC Book List. The one I found, I have copy pasted (copy pasta) below:

Instructions:
1) Bold those you have read.
2) *Star the ones you loved.
3) Italicise those you plan on reading.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen *
The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien *
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Bible

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman *
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Little Women – Louisa M Alcott 

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller *
Complete Works of Shakespeare

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien *

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Middlemarch – George Eliot
Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

Bleak House – Charles Dickens

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams *

Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll *
The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
Emma – Jane Austen

Persuasion – Jane Austen

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies – William Golding

Atonement – Ian McEwan

Life of Pi – Yann Martel *

Dune – Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon *

Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

The Secret History – Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

On The Road – Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

Dracula – Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett *

Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
Ulysses – James Joyce

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
Germinal – Emile Zola
Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

Possession – AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web – EB White *
The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery *

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
Watership Down – Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas *
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
– Roald Dahl *
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I think the list is full of holes. Frankly, it’s missing a lot of books that should be up there, and have a couple repetitions. For example, I don’t see why you should read the Inferno and not the rest of the Divine Comedy.

Naturally, coming from BBC, they’ll have a natural drive towards English writers (Lots of Dickens, lots of Austen, a repetition on Shakespeare). There are a few scattered Canadian writers (The dude who wrote Life of Pi was Canadian), and the amount of American writers are far and few (Harper Lee, and EB White, were the few that struck me) comparatively to their English counterparts.

Clearly the emphasis is on European writers (Mostly English, and the occasional French and Russian). The French in particular bothers me (mostly because I’ve read most of the French novels there in French). You obviously have to put The Little Prince there, since it was on the French francs. But Madame Bovary? Madame Bovary is there, and Candide (which, is one of the most popular French novels of all time) is not? This is mind boggling!

And why in hell is Harry Potter there? Next to To Kill a Mockingbird?!

Now that I’ve gotten the “The English bias is very unsettling” out of the way, the supposed fact that most people have only read 6 of the 100 is mind boggling and as equally unsettling as the English bias on the list. A good portion of those books are not classics (yes, the list is teaming with classic novels, but there are clearly more than 6 contemporary ones). Hell, Harry Potter is up there! And The DaVinci Code!

And, no matter how much you argue with me, I still refuse to believe that The Hitchhiker’s Guide is a classic.

I wish people would pick up a book for once. I had a friend who once said (and this is paraphrasing): “I don’t see the point in reading books. You can do just as much reading if you play an RPG Video Games.” This type of sentiment really bothers me. Yes, there is a storyline. Yes, the action sequences are totally awesome, but Final Fantasy 7 is NOT a replacement for a good Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel.

There’s just something simply different between playing Castlevania and reading Dracula. It’s like reading news online and thumbing through an actual newspaper (on your way to school while you’re leaning on a pole in the subway, and shifting your body weight over and over so you don’t fall).

So please. Do me a favor. Pick up a book. If you say you don’t have the time to read it, you’re probably lying. You can read a couple pages between classes, right before you sleep, while you’re taking a shit, when you’re waiting for your cookies to be made.

If you say you can’t find a book that will interest you, you’re also probably lying or don’t understand that reading has as many genres as, if not more than, movies, video games, or anime. If you really can’t find it on your own, I will be willing to put the effort into FINDING AND GIVING YOU A BOOK.

Besides, video games are 6-8x more expensive than a fucking paperback.

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Women.

I had a particularly difficult time deciding on what to write on. So instead of actually having a complaint (as I normally do every day), I spent a lot of time thinking about what to write, which is something that’s odd for me. I did a lot of searching back through old facebook notes and blog rants and stuff, and it was this that made me realizing how different my writing style has been since I graduated from Bronx Science (which, now, seems like a very many years ago).

I think it’s a little depressing now that I have no interest in writing about economics, or my thoughts on economics, mostly because the people who read it won’t understand it or are simply too stubborn to consider the possibility that economics is more than just… the average Joe. Somehow this makes me a capitalist pig that reaps the money off of the poor American public.

Whatever.

Currently Listening to: Unopened (Sonata Arctica)
Currently Reading: Nothing
Currently Watching: Trigun, Soul Eater
Picture of the Now

I think the worst part about being politically active and aware is having to listen to all the stubborn and pretentious people who seem to band together in their own stupidity to beat people away from politics one by one. And I’m not talking about just one side of anything. It’s because you have to equally stubborn sides that nothing ever gets done. It’s bothersome and NOT FUN to argue with someone who is stubborn to the point of belief, and refuses to think that any other option is even viable. And anyone else who doesn’t hold that same position is someone not worth talking to. Like women. Feminist who claim to be fighting for female equality, when they’re actually demanding female superiority.

I think that bothers me a lot more than other topics (Obama v McCain, Socialism v Capitalism, Boxers v Briefs) just because, well, I am female. If a woman complains about how chivalry is dead and how men should be more courteous to the opposite gender, I feel those women should start learning how to cook and clean and be the perfect housewife. Nothing wrong with it, but you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

By the way, if anyone was wondering what that saying means (you can’t have your cake and eat it too), it means you can’t eat your cake (have your cake) and then expect to eat it again (eat your cake). To put it bluntly, you can’t have both sides of the good coin.

For this situation in particular, you can’t eat medieval cake and expect to have it in the modern era. It’s a double standard which has been bothering me more and more as I watch guys spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on some girlfriend who’s demanding this fantastic date of epic proportions… and probably won’t put out.

I feel bad for straight guys, since they continually have to fight this uphill battle. They can’t like the opposite gender, which leaves them to only date and marry women. Women who are confusing and annoying since they seem to not understand that they can’t have it both ways. Women who seem to have this biased opinion that all men want is pussy, and that men are simply the aggressors of society.

Women who think that men can’t be raped.
Women who think that only men rape.
Women who think that men only think about sex and sports.
Women who think that they can check out other guys, but guys can’t check out other chicks.
Women who obviously have control of the relationship, but say the guy is choking them down.
Women who COMPLAIN to other women about these things, thus spreading the male-hate.
Women who say they believe in gender equality but don’t want to get draft.
Or don’t want to give up maternal leave (or even give paternal leave).

I mean fuck. The father is just as much the baby’s PARENT as the damn mother. In some situations, the single father makes a damn better parent than the single mother.

It’s easy to blame the media. The media says women are being abused every day. The media says that women are continually being taken advantage of. The media says that the women are the ones that have to run away every day from bad, abusive marriages. And yet, from what I see, the women are the ones calling the shots in the relationship. The man has to obtain approval of the woman’s best friends. The man has to take the woman out on dates and pay for her the whole way. It’s only in the media because there are so many people… WOMEN in society who have this mentality. The reason why the media shows what it does is because the people of whatever society wants to see that kind of shit.

And before you women out there complain that “men only see women as objects,” maybe it’s the fact that women put themselves out there as meat packages anyway. You seriously can’t say that your spending hours on an outfit to put on is because you want to look great for your friends. No. Women spend countless hours in the mall, countless hours dressing up, and countless hours looking their best. You’re practically dressing the damn meat yourself.

And I know. I dress to impress. But I’m not a jerkwad who complains when a guy looks my way. Yes, it’s embarrassing. But it’s not like I didn’t bring it upon myself. This goes double-fold for the girls with the writing on their ass. YOU HAVE WRITING ON YOUR ASS. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT YOUR ASS BECAUSE YOU HAVE WRITING ON IT. YOUR ASS IS PROBABLY TINY ANYWAY, SO YOU NEED SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE TO LOOK AT IT. Guys who look at your ass are probably looking because you have neon orange words printing on your behind, not being they want to pitch a tent.

The girls who complain that guys only want hot girls usually put themselves out too much. The girls who complain that there are no nice guys usually don’t go for them. The girls who complain that men suffocate women are usually the ones who are choking the guy to death. Goodness, women are manipulative and don’t even know it.

Okay this rant totally went off topic.

PS: I know I naturally fall into the double standard when dealing with both women and men. But at least I’m aware of it and make attempts to not repeat the same mistake. And there are guys who are total jerks and assholes. I’m just pulling out a slice of life, or perhaps society, that is often overlooked. And yes, you can get horny in the middle of rape and still not want it. This goes as much for guys as it does for girls.

Also, I apologize if this is not up to my normal caliber of work. I’m just all over the place today.

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New Home

Hi guys. Long story short, I left my old site (http://mint-cafe.webs.com) because I simply could not do construction work on a full website. I got lazy, I got uninterested.

Then, I realized I was just doing too much crap on one little site, and I didn’t want to continually update page after page, and work on everything at the same time.

It was around this time that I discovered wordpress.com for a home for The Tirade, which is a blog/newspaper/magazine thing that hasn’t really come around to become anything… just yet.

I really like the wordpress capabilities because wordpress has pages, while other sites (blogger, xanga, ect), don’t have that capability. That’s all.

Most of these posts will probably be editorial/rants and will hopefully give some insight into the mind that is Jo (Mint). I’ll be updating every Sunday and Thursday (save today, where I’m giving this very half assed introduction while waiting for the anime club that I’m supposed to be attending to drop off some dvds I haven’t watched in years).

So that’s about it. Look out for me ;D

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