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"Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid." - Jayne, Firefly

"I am like a being thrown from another planet on this dark terrestrial ball, an alien, a pilgrim among its possessors." - Thomas Carlyle

secretowl follows:
Artemis films (always updated.)
thinking (the third wave.)
about me (discovering myself as an adult.)
about me (things I'm thankful for.)
Eressie Movies
  • Sing 'Blue Velvet' in 10 different ways, as 10 different characters, including a vowel-rolling alien.
jul 12 2015 ∞
jul 12 2015 +

If you want to kill someone slowly from the inside out...try Abba

  • Void, the : System Syn
  • The District Sleeps Alone Tonight : The Postal Service
  • Nothing Better : The Postal Service
  • Clark Gable : The Postal Service
  • Gloomy Sunday : Billie Holiday
  • The River : Bruce Springsteen
  • Title & Registration : Death Cab for Cutie
  • If Wishes were Horses : Claire Lynch
  • Me & Bobby McGee : Janis Joplin
  • Crooked Teeth : Death Cab for Cutie
    • I braved treacherous streets, / And kids strung out on homemade speed. / And we shared a bed in which I could not sleep, / At all, woo, hoo, woo, hooOoOo.
  • Your Heart Is An Empty Room : Death Cab for Cutie
may 2 2015 ∞
may 24 2015 +

Plot Elements

  • Cursed/hexed
    • Gender switch, or genderless
    • Animal transfiguration
  • Vampires
  • Zombies
  • Mind control

Most evil villains/killers

Most heroic heroes

Worst case scenarios

Most seductive love interests

  • (circumstance, as much or more than character, is what makes people seductive - correct?)
  • Courageous but ineffectual mother's boy, largely oblivious, ceaselessly cheerful & good humored, even in the worst of circumstance...made more seductive by his clumsy shyness, nervousness, and pure int...
jan 2 2015 ∞
jan 3 2015 +
  • Moorish Mint
    • ginger
    • peppermint
    • licorice
    • fennel
    • cardamom
    • black pepper
    • clove
    • green tea
  • Hibiscus Bliss
    • rooibos
    • lemongrass
    • hibiscus
    • rose hips
    • licorice
    • pineapple & passionfruit extract added
    • a rainbow of flavor, vivid and wild. Tangy. Driping tropical wildflower growth. Do not oversteep - turns to cough syrup
dec 8 2014 ∞
dec 8 2014 +

Survey responses Critical

  • Rain, lots of rain : because desertification is a growing threat
  • Abundant wildlife, esp. mammals & amphibians : because a healthy amphibious population indicates a healthy ecosystem + unadulterated groundwater
  • Overcast days : because "Fuck the sun!"
  • Old growth forests : because they recycle carbon emissions more quickly, providing breathable air & they house forest friends.
  • Opportunity to have a yard : because you need an outdoor place for your dogs, cats and goats to frolic part time.
  • Cold weather : because "Fuck the sun!"
  • Lichens consuming all inorganic constructs : because "Fuck mankind + your pompous high rises and your self-important stripmalls! Lichen's gonna eatcha!"
  • TTRPG / Board Game meet up : because othe...
nov 26 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
  • Holland: AIRS
    • don't even go near these: EC

Career Path Evaluations

  • Physician
    • MAPP:
    • Holland:
    • Est. Cost of school:
    • Time on top of B.S.:
    • Projected Job growth:
    • Salary notes:
    • Geography of Hiring:
    • Animal testing?
    • Who hires you? What sort of companies?
  • Veterinarian
    • MAPP:
    • Holland:
    • Est. Cost of school:
oct 20 2014 ∞
oct 20 2014 +
  • haltlose - selfish, irresponsible and hedonistic. They have many similarities with dissocial personality disorder and its DSM counterpart antisocial personality disorder. Haltlose people have a strong present time orientation with no long-term goals. They have no conscientiousness or concentration; they do not feel remorse or learn from experience. They are typically overoptimistic. They have charm and are easily persuaded, features in common with histrionic personality disorder. Many haltlosen are alcoholics and associate with antisocials. "Haltlos" is a German word which means drifting, aimless, irresponsible.
  • querulant (from the Latin querulus - "complaining") - a person who obsessively feels wronged, particularly about minor causes of action. In particular the term is used for those who repeatedly petition aut...
sep 18 2014 ∞
feb 9 2015 +
  • Black market bioengineers. Most of them have day jobs, like drug dealers, but a handful of them sustain themselves just off of unlocking and locking devices - tracking devices, nanotech, removal of body mods, etc.
    • Microchip surgeons - put them in, take them out.
      • legally, or illegally.
      • want to microchip someone personally, because you can't hack the gov't network and find out where they're at? there are nanobots that will enter them orally or through any of their body cavities. You just need to sync them with a receiver.
    • Body mods - for the illegal sex market. Not always done on the willing.
  • Corner market clerks
sep 6 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

haha, yeah, this is a list, too...based on "averaged faces of the middle-aged world" study and also phenotype slides

Men [http://leadingpersonality.files.wordpres...]

  • Iran - boom, forget it
  • England - pale bony gaunt-jowled lads with thin hair more often than not, and that's nice
  • Serbia
  • Japan
  • Russia - this runs a crazy gamut, but up it goes on the list, just because of the crazy variety
  • Ireland - jaunty, wrinkly, red-headed, twinkly-eyed, semi-smile
  • Israel - looks like Ancient Grecian sculptures cast in bronze, and if my history were better, I might know why.
  • Afghanistan - sultry, manly, smiley
  • Iraq - like Afghanistan, but more bear, less smiley
aug 31 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

Soledad

  • (hypothetical) suburban schoolgirl outfit
  • (hypothetical) religious wear
  • NB fancy hooker outfit + jacket + a grip of jewelry
  • Stolen future slum clothes + jacket + a grip of jewelry & fancy undergarments

Kasidhe

Narrative that dictates attire (boring, ugly logistical notes, just ignore this shiz)

  • The NB provided her with costumes, outfits. A merchant would show up and allow the girls to spend their rations on the wares. Sometimes they would fight over who go...
aug 13 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

Engaging, entertaining/thought-provoking, thoroughly well-done Watch at least once..

Horror

  • Rec - handheld horror mockumentary, Blaire Witch style, but better executed
  • The Lost Boys - good ol' times, light and entertaining
  • The Craft - quite dark and disturbing, surprisingly
  • Heavenly Creatures - maybe not quite a horror, but definitely disturbing.
  • Final Destination - (haha, yeah, it's awesome)
  • The Girl - behind the scenes with crazy Alfred Hitchcock
  • Ginger Snaps - light and amusing
  • The Black Swan - quite dark and twisty

Action (Thriller)

  • Gravity - not a loud, action-packed thriller, but a slow, creepy, dead-of-space th...
jul 16 2014 ∞
dec 8 2014 +
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jun 11 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
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  • Expression meme photobooth site via jQuery/JS
    • Activates & utilizes webcam
    • Instantly plugs fixed-size img into div corresponding with expression label.
    • Or tag & use sorting...but that seems more hassly.
  • Avatar creator (vector)
    • Drag & drop imgs (easiest)
    • Onclick reposition orrr Onclick toggle visibility (two incidents of img - one thumbnail in preview/selection window, the onclick toggles the visibility of pre-positioned invisible "full" version in avatar window.
  • Avatar creator (raster transparent pngs - sketch based)
  • Gigantic sampling database w/ script search
apr 14 2014 ∞
mar 5 2015 +

Necessity

  • Educate myself in something giving way to an in-demand and lucrative industry.
    • to find creative/technical freelance employment locally, which will sustain my lifestyle of creating art without monopolizing my time
    • to find creative/technical freelance employment in another city
    • to find creative/technical freelance employment abroad
    • to emigrate (probably requires a B.S. to qualify)
  • Live free with a low burn rate
    • Maintain a debt-free life
      • including any student loans incurred.
        • don't seek any education that can't be pa...
apr 1 2014 ∞
apr 1 2014 +
  • Hang gliding lessons
  • Dive off the coast
  • Base jumping
  • Build a robot
  • Road trip up the coast to Vancouver
  • Install SSD
  • Teach CSS
  • Teach jQuery
  • Introduce to Linux & Java, program via terminal
mar 20 2014 ∞
mar 20 2014 +
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  • Woon Kim
    • Location: Seoul, Korea
    • Style: Portrait
    • Website
  • Sneaky Mitch Allenden
    • Location: Touring, based out of Leeds, UK
    • Style: Surreal Traditional (bold line, bright color, weird concepts)
    • Website
  • Placaso
    • Location: Santa Ana, Calif.
    • Style: Portrait
    • Website
  • JK5
    • Location: New York
    • Style: New School/Lettering
mar 13 2014 ∞
sep 15 2014 +

Eliminate items on todo list. In lieu of not (or in addition to) doing that:

  • New Blog Entry
    • relevant topic prompt?
  • Code Academy
  • Organize writing material
    • Transfer all notes, excerpts, ideas & docs into Scrivener.
    • Back up journal entries.
  • Write for 10 minutes.
    • rewrite a terrible movie/book to make it entertaining.
    • finish plot outline of story.
jan 28 2014 ∞
apr 8 2014 +

Wii Tragedy

  • nonlinear RPG which steadily builds climax toward a tragic ending. Game play is based on prolonging the inevitable tragedy of life by keeping characters alive as long as possible. There is no winning, only staving off defeat (in terms of gameplay hours - of which you are informed by an ever-ticking mortality clock in the corner).
  • obstacles include having obligations that call you away from other protagonists, unavoidably separating you. Every separation is a key opportunity for other protagonists to be killed/die, outside of the reach of your protection from the elements.
  • the AI of protagonist NPCs dictates that they will make poor life choices, in spite of being loveable characters with which you are charged, resulting in their expe...
jan 9 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

As Soon as I Get the New Computer

  • Create character models in Poser, ZBrush, Mudbox or 3DSMax/Maya.
  • Design wardrobe for each character in each century.

Design Mods

  • Edwardian clothes
  • War paint
  • Child skirt fix
  • More child clothes, esp. victorian child clothes
  • More editable textures
  • Henna tattoos
  • Advanced tattoos
  • Cyberpunk hairstyles
  • Game of Thrones hairstyles
  • Game of Thrones costumes
  • Remix "Costume" folder with new textures & conceptual fashion design
  • Post apocalyptic fashion
mar 28 2013 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
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  • Luise Blue marble
  • Orange Onyx
  • Emperador Light H. Marble
  • Sheffield Onyx
  • iceland spar calcite
  • Citrine
  • topaz
sep 24 2012 ∞
feb 5 2015 +
  • ya’aburnee, of Arabic origin, meaning “you bury me”. It is used to express the hope that one will die before another person as it would be difficult to live without them.
  • saudade, of Portuguese origin, referring to the feeling of longing for someone or something loved, but also lost.
  • mamihlapinatapai, Yagan (of Tierra del Fuego), used to describe the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.
  • cafuné, Brazilian Portuguese, tenderly running your fingers through someone’s hair.
  • wabi-sabi, Japanese. “A way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.”
oct 12 2011 ∞
may 4 2012 +
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Imminent Desires

  • sunglasses for me
  • sunglasses for you
  • new glasses for you
  • further piercings
  • finish sleeve
  • black jeans or dickies
  • new plants
  • Classes:
    • screenprinting class
    • lost wax casting class
    • metalsmithing classes
    • acting lessons
    • voice lessons
    • comedy improv lessons
    • shooting lessons
    • martial arts lessons
    • locksmithing lessons & a locksmithing set
    • motorcycle-driving lessons to get a permi...
dec 4 2009 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
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  • “Amor vincit omnia.” Love conquers all things.
  • "Labor omnia vincit." Work conquers all things.
  • "Déxate llevar pol neñu que fuisti." Asturian proverb; Trans. "Let yourself be guided by the child you were."
  • "No pain, no gain."
  • "A la naturaleza dánse-y ordes solo cuando se-y obedez." Asturian proverb; trans. "Nature is commanded by obeying her."
  • "Truth lies in the paradox."
  • "He who guards his lips guards his soul" Proverbs 13:3
  • "Expect the worst, hope for the best."
  • "If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies you willnot find another." Sagan
  • "Verite soyez magarde." Truth be my protection.
  • "Debemos lluchar pola paz con instrumento...
nov 8 2008 ∞
nov 11 2010 +
  • kernel = an operating system
  • (purpose of an) operating system = loads software/programs from the hard drive or other permanent storage into the memory, then gets the CPU (chip) to run those programs.
    • memory =
    • CPU =
    • permanent storage/hard drive =
  • application binary interface (ABI) = allows software applications to run on any version of a given OS, i.e. various Linux distributions have the same essential components that allow software to function across the board
  • LSB (Linux Standard Base) = Linux's ABI
  • POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) =
  • recursive acronym = i.e. GNU stands for GNU's Not Unix (Gnu'sNotUnix)
may 24 2015 ∞
may 26 2015 +

Casting

  • filgree bangles
  • fetus in a jar pendant
  • bacchus studs
  • soft bunny ring / water rabbit
  • dead bankers
  • replacement snake rings
  • ouraborous
  • filigree inverted cross
  • scorpion belt buckle
  • loon, wings encircling a stone?
  • archyopteryx clutching a baby
  • fenghuang scalping an alien
  • leopluredon on the moon
  • ayeaye, gowpen concealing topaz firefly
  • see no evil, hear no evil, fuckoff demon monkey flipping the double bird
  • monkey skull shotglass goblet

Fabrication

jan 23 2015 ∞
jan 23 2015 +
  • Cognito: e-zine
  • West Wind Review: print publication
  • Student science journal? Make one
  • Writing Workshops
  • Tabletop RPG club / Game Club
    • Pathfinder
    • King of Tokyo
    • Dead of Winter
    • Tragedy Loop
    • MtG
  • Sheep Care club? Make one
  • Oyster Farm club? Make one
  • Forensic Science club
  • Medieval Arts Club
  • Bio Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Secular Student Alliance
  • Tango Club
  • Paranormal Club
oct 22 2014 ∞
dec 3 2014 +

aka "First World Problems"?! Yes, it is much easier to complain than to make a real change. But I feel that these are issues that people are not even aware of much of the time. So consider this complaint a means of 'raising awareness' among those who happen upon it. And the next step is to take steps to fix these things...

  • New technology, especially Cars and Cell phones all have new features. But scumsucking manufacturers/marketers make them of cheaper (?), less durable parts so they break almost instantly and need to be replaced. And/or they are so complex, due to their new features, with poor documentation, that it requires a "specialist" to fix them.
    • 1. Consumer hostile behavior - demands that everyone pays a tall price up front only to have to spend it again within month...
sep 20 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

Illustration

  • Compile all photojournalism chronologically into a book. Use InDesign. Tell the story in journal form. Use frames in graphic novel treatment. Use consistent post-production process to make the narrative cohesive.
  • Design a page of props for a videogame.
  • Illustrate a script in graphic novel form.
  • Convert any linear story to script. Convert script to graphic novel. Figure out how to convert the prose suggestively into visual metaphor, through environmental elements, color and texture.

Writing

  • Don't ever try to finish a novel. Just finish an episode. Find a good chopping point, knowing that the story will keep goin...
sep 8 2014 ∞
sep 8 2014 +
  • cartridge boxes
  • hunting pouches
  • powder horns
  • bayonet & bayonet carrier (carriage sling of webbing or leather, or a belt frog)
  • tomahawk & tomahawk carrier
  • tricorn
  • canteen, suspended with leather straps and stopped with a brewer's pitch
  • haversack, knapsack
  • a fork, a knife, horn spoon, a tin cup, tin plate, wood bowl, pocket knife
  • fingerless gloves are good for ranged weapons
sep 1 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
  • Microchip tracking device to locate lost children, pets, spouse, car keys, vehicle, souls and sense of purpose
  • Space candy (addictive). 0 calories. Some people spend up to $500/month (adjusted for inflation) on this item.
  • Industrial shrapnel. You never you'll need to throw together a deadly IED. For birthday parties, IEDs filled with candy. It's the pinata of the future.
  • Hair swatches for android/sex bot design. Many people find the intimacy of sex to be too crude to be done "publicly" with a peer, so it's conducted with robots and discreet professionals (hookers).
  • Jams. Music. Tunes. Want a sound track? Get one installed. Some cities have noise pollution legislation and quiet hours. Please rock on responsibly.
  • Lights in case of black outs.
  • Tiny pocket pets to amuse you in your spa...
aug 29 2014 ∞
aug 31 2014 +

Movies to re-watch once every few years

Horror

  • The Devil's Advocate
  • The Shining
  • Constantine
  • Identity
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Let the Right One In

Action (Thriller)

  • The Net
  • The Fugitive
  • Girl With the Dragon Tattoo -
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, Girl Who Played with Fire - awesome Swedish trilogy

Sci Fi/Fantasy

  • Willow
  • Resident Evil (all of them, except 2)
jul 16 2014 ∞
jul 16 2014 +
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Howard Gardner 7 Intelligences

  • Linguistics 12/12 (fuck yeah) <--a reaction exemplary of my fluid prose
  • Musical 11/12 (lovely)
  • Intrapersonal 11/12 (lovely)
  • Interpersonal 7/12 (moderate)
  • Kinesthetic 7/12 (moderate)
  • Spatial 7/12 (moderate)
  • Math 5/12 (weak sauce)

Determined Analytically + Experientially

  • Entertainment is my passion. Frivolity is central to my ideal career. The subject matter may not be frivolous, but it's important that the genre is at least deceptively so. I don't want to be put in charge of anything with much at stake, in which precision and facts are key.
  • Humanities, secondly - I could lecture on these all day, in most any category, given adequate research/reference material. ...
jun 25 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
may 6 2014 ∞
dec 8 2014 +
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  • What are the most and least prevalent intelligences of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences tests - 1. universally, 2. by region (country, state, city), 3. by gender?
  • Ontological design
  • Antoine Artaud
  • How to improve focus
    • Experiment, sure, but don't abandon the experiment midway or you'll never attain pure results
      • PURE RESULTS?!?! bahahahahahaha fine, live in a clean room, bitches!
  • How to efficiently make decisions
  • How to learn more efficiently and better retain information
  • Climate effects on personal psychology - in terms of long-term residence
dec 3 2013 ∞
apr 7 2015 +
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  • Bastet
  • Anubis
  • Crowboy
  • Kittyboy
  • Goldfinch
  • Vulture Man
  • Kali
  • Ganesh & stoner mouse buddy
apr 8 2014 ∞
jul 8 2014 +
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Get These Skills

  • Render in AutoCAD. Handy for the shop...
  • Become proficient in Java
  • Become proficient in Javascript
  • Learn to use a CNC router. Handy for the shop.
  • Improve sewing & pattern making skills.
  • Learn to use a laser cutter. Handy for the shop.
  • Improve soldering w/ plumber's torch.
  • Learn to build circuitboards (w/ soldering iron).
  • Improve MIG welding skills. To hell with Arc welding.
  • Get some chops in engineering.
  • Learn to build Arduino machines.
  • Learn to test water & soil samples.
    • Maintain supplies for testing.
    • Get a firm enough grasp of organismal biology, chemistry & environmental ecology t...
mar 20 2014 ∞
feb 14 2015 +

Civilized Discourse Among the nouveau riche

  • "Oh that's fun! Isn't that fu-uh-un?!" / "We have a lot of fun."
  • I just like to play. / I'll play with it. / I played with it a little bit.
  • the healing process
  • "How cute is that????"
  • "That would be me!"
  • "Lover of Starbuuucks [vocal fry exhibited here]-- Guilty as charged!"
  • "I love love love loooove that"
  • "I was devastated. It would have destroyed me." (and other self-aggrandizing melodramatic statements in relation to trivial happenings in a suburban life)
  • it's been a[n emotional] journey
  • I got the chance to connect with him.
  • So, yeah, you're not the first person to ask that and the answer is, "We don't know."
mar 2 2014 ∞
jul 11 2015 +

Unos Subjetos

  • la sangre - blood
  • la espada - sword
  • la daga - dagger
  • el cuchillo

Unos Verbos

  • encarnar - incarnate

Unos Adjs

  • severo - grim
  • macabro
  • horrible
  • adusto - grim, gaunt, forbidding
  • ceñudo - frowning, scowling, grim
  • porfiado - obstinate, opinionated, grim, adamant
  • encarnizado - bitter, bloody, cutthroat, sharp, grim
  • malísimo - lousy, rotten, dreadful, wicked
feb 18 2014 ∞
mar 4 2014 +

end up on Roxane

  • anthropological research & documentation
  • news coverage, journalism relating to an event
  • It's just a job.
    • The rent is outrageous.
    • Mountains of debt. Bookies looking to collect.
  • looking for sister
  • looking for a man
    • who owes money
    • who owes life
    • escaped slave
    • runaway suitor
    • fugitive - charged with murder/treason/terrorism/genocide/vulgarity/public indecency (a heinous crime in some places)
  • looking for sexy good times
  • looking for a promotion
jan 9 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

CCSF

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Probability and Statistics with Computing
  • Linear Algebra
  • General Physics with Calculus I & L
  • General Physics with Calculus II & L
  • Intro to C++
  • OH50 Intro to Environmental Horticulture
  • OH63 Soils
  • OH65 Plant Propagation
  • OH75 Pest Management
  • ART 180A Beginning Jewelry/Metal Arts
  • FASH 71 Apparel Art (fashion detailing techniques)
  • MMSP 140 Flash Essentials
  • MMSP 145 Storyboarding & Storytelling
  • MMSP 146 Animation with Flash
  • MMSP 147 Animation with 3D Studio Max
  • for the complete certificate:
jan 5 2014 ∞
jan 6 2014 +

Possibly

  • ceremony - galaxie 500
  • Add It Up (demo) - Violent Femmes
  • All My Life I've Been Searching for Something - foo fighters
  • Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
  • Brown Sugar - the Rolling Stones
  • Radical Face - A Pound of Flesh
  • Miike Snow - Black & Blue
  • Lana Del Rey - Video Games (DJ RC Remix)
  • Flunk - Morning Star
  • The Cuckoo (2nd version on Cathedral Sampler playlist, Grooveshark)
  • Drivin' Rain - Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops
  • Disposeable Teens - Marilyn Manson
  • High Flying Bird - Maggie Hammond (Dream Babes - folk rock and faithful)

2014

  • Love, Etc - Petshop Boys
jan 2 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

Courtesy of this article [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/pare...] and this article [http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/05/50-...]

  • Read Edward Gorey poems
  • Read "The Real Mother Goose"
  • Teach them not to blabber about sensitive subjects with acquaintances and strangers

General Opportunities that should arise

  • Climb a tree
  • Roll down a really big hill
  • Camp out in the wild
  • Build a den
  • Skim a stone
  • Run around in the rain
  • Catch a fish with a net
  • Eat an apple straight from a tree
  • Throw some snow
  • Hunt for treasure on the beach
  • Make a mud pie
  • Dam a stream
  • Go sledging
dec 11 2013 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

Unexplored

  • Kayo Books - post/leavenworth
  • San Francisco Flower & Garden Show - march
  • Street Performers Festival - march, pier 39
  • Bustamante Antiques Show and Sale - april
  • Cambodian New Year Festival - april
  • Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Show - april
  • International Lao New Year Festival (ILNYF) - april
  • Union Street (Eco-Urban) Festival - june
  • Haight Street Fair - june
  • Pride - last sunday in june
  • ArtworkSF Caf� Show -july
  • Japantown Anime Faire - september
  • Cordon Bleu Vietnames on Polk/Larkin
  • Nick's Crispy Tacos/Rouge on Polk/Broadway ($2 taco tuesday, morning mimosas))
  • Red Chili on 522 Jones St - Nepalese
nov 28 2013 ∞
jun 30 2014 +

Products to Create

  • Short story anthology
    • Keep writing every day.
  • Animated sprites for gaming
  • Totem animal Emoticon set
  • Finished tattoo designs
  • Custom doll designs
  • Packaging for gifts
  • Cards (for friends & family)
    • Wedding announcements
    • Thank you cards
    • Birthday cards

Priority

  • Sewing
    • Take Fashion Construction course.
    • Design toddler clothes prototypes in Sims
mar 28 2013 ∞
mar 28 2013 +
  • Abraxas
  • Abrecan
  • Adalwolf
  • Adalwolfa
  • Adelaide
  • Adelphe
  • Adrasteia
  • Aedán
  • Aethelfrith
  • Aethelthryth
  • Aethelwulf
  • Aethelwyne
  • Aida
  • Aife
  • Aimilionia
  • Alain
  • Alarick
  • Alastor
  • Alastriona
  • Alfred
  • Alistara
may 21 2012 ∞
jan 1 2014 +

If I were to be an impractical, show-offy, utterly-missing-the-point bridezilla, this is would be how I would do it...IN STYLE (yes, that means robots)

dec 19 2010 ∞
jul 8 2014 +
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Priority

  • Old fixer-upper shanty house & expansive rural property with a well
    • an appaloosa and/or black stallion
    • pygmy goats
    • savings to give our kids a badass upbringing
    • Scottish blackface sheep
    • Peacocks
    • Wildlife sanctuary & breeding ground
    • Verdant gardens and foggy moors/meadows
  • Ticket or two to another country
    • travel the world
    • trip to India
    • trip to Peru
    • trip to Scotland, and the rest of Europe, hopefully
  • This snake earring
  • a night under the stars, somewhere remote...
mar 29 2010 ∞
apr 2 2014 +
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Check it out

Watch all the good ones you didn't see

  • Drew Carey Show
  • Frasier
  • Twin Peaks
  • Daria
  • Deadliest Warrior (s. 2)
  • Home Movies (all the episodes I haven't seen)
  • Venture Bros. (s. 3+)
  • Lost (s. 3+)
oct 6 2010 ∞
jan 30 2012 +
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it's been called "an international emporium of the panoply of gustatory sensation..."

To Make

Soups (bowl or cup)

  • Garden Tomato
    • "A refreshing blend of tomato puree, freshly plucked basil and coal-roasted red pepper"
  • Belle of Paris French Onion Soup (vegan-style, if requested)
    • "She made all the boys cry at her debutante ball, but if you're crying, it'll be tears of joy."
  • Little Tokyo Miso Soup
apr 10 2010 ∞
feb 11 2014 +

A la The Overrated List[http://overratedlist.wordpress.com/].

  • "How are you?" when no one sticks around to listen
  • ACDC
  • Antiheroes
  • Being drunk (not to be confused with drinking)
  • Bros before 'ho's
  • Careers
  • Celebrities
  • Cellphones
  • Chicks before dicks
  • CGI in films
  • College parties
  • Concerts
  • Convenience
  • Counseling & Psychoanalysis
  • Cruel humor toward the innocent
  • Dating
  • Doing what's right for you, no matter who it hurts, because you only live once and...
apr 6 2010 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
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  • "Fresh spring! / The world is only Nine days old - / These fields and mountains!" ~Matsuo Basho
  • "A little girl under a peach tree, / Whose blossoms fall into the entrails / Of the earth." ~Matsuo Basho
  • "I felt quite at home, / As if it were mine sleeping lazily / In this house of fresh air." ~Matsuo Basho
  • "Octopus traps - / summer’s moonspun dreams, / soon ended." ~Matsuo Basho
  • "A thicket of summer grass / Is all that remains / Of the dreams of ancient warriors." ~Matsuo Basho
  • "Petal by petal / yellow mountain roses fall— / sound of rapids." (I thought it said 'rapists', and I rather fancy that better...) ~Matsuo Basho
  • "Wake, butterfly - / It's late, we've miles / To go together." ~Matsuo Basho
  • "Come out to view / the truth of flowers ...
nov 8 2008 ∞
nov 11 2010 +
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  • “Banish uncertainty. Affirm strength. Hold resolve. Expect death.”
  • "Before emptying there must be fullness. Before shrinking there must be expanding Before falling, there must be ascent. To destroy something, lead to its extreme. To preserve something, keep to the middle*"
  • “Worry is an addiction that interferes with compassion.”
  • “Though others have faults, concentrate on your own.”
  • “Express yourself: That is meaning.”
  • “Privately accumulate extraordinary knowledge and skill, but keep a plain appearance.”
  • “Passion is but a prelude to years of gradual unfolding.”
  • “Why yearn for a promised land? The true land is in the heart.”
  • “Life acquires meaning when we face the...
nov 8 2008 ∞
jul 8 2014 +
  • "We’re entering an age of mass customi...
    • think of Gaia Online and Homestuck, for example. Those are an imminent reality! X-D
  • U.S. manufacturing is on the rise. Looks like the lower/middle class might split apart, forming a respectable manufacturing industry in addition to the service & healthcare industries.
    • change in purchasing patterns
    • declining domestic energy costs in the U.S.
    • higher labor costs in Asia
    • higher international shipping costs
    • supply chains that are becoming too complex to manage (and international freight shipping is a time suck in an increasingly harried market)
  • Uh, and the whole world's at risk from s...
feb 14 2015 ∞
feb 14 2015 +

Ingredients

  • luxardo cherry
  • bailey's irish cream
  • fireball whiskey
  • gin + tonic
  • vodka + tonic
  • amaretto
  • grand marnier
  • Kahlua
  • cognac
  • cucumber
  • coffee liqueur
  • Advocaat- A liqueur from Holland made of egg yolks, brandy, sugar and vanilla that is often enjoyed straight or on the rocks.
  • Aperol- An Italian aperitif produced from a recipe developed in 1919. Its primary flavor is orange but also includes rhubarb, chinchona, genziana along with other "secret" herbs.
dec 20 2014 ∞
dec 20 2014 +
  • agitated, stilted breathing; tightening chest
    • coupled with tingling numbness and burning of extremities - fingertips, toes, legs, hands.
  • general fatigue
  • cold causes aches in the bones, humidity improves the situation, the tropics are preferable
  • mental fatigue, dizziness, headaches/migraines
  • lack of motor control, muscle spasms, kinetic Turrets
  • persistent odor of chemical fumes, independent of location
  • intermittent sleep, chronic insomnia
  • rash that feels as though something is crawling on you
  • anxiety which causes fainting
  • persistent low-grade nausea
dec 8 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
  • CiteSeerx (http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu): CiteSeerx is a digital library and an online academic journal that offer information within the field of computer science. It indexes academic resources through autonomous citation indexing system. This academic database is particularly helpful for students seeking information on computer and information sciences. It offers many other exclusive features to facilitate the students with the research process that include: ACI – Autonomous Citation Indexing, reference linking, citation statistics, automatic metadata extraction and related documents. Founded in 1998, it is the first online academic database and has since evolved into a more dynamic and user-friendly academic search engine.
  • GetCITED (http://www.getcited.org/): GetCITED is another powerful tool for searching scientific information. It is an online academic database that indexes a...
nov 3 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

The Exegis : Philip K Dick

  • "I am a sharp-eyed crow, spying anything that twinkles and grabbing it...to add to my heap."

The Great Gatsby

  • when I’d shouted “hello.” several times in vain, an argument broke out behind a partition, and presently a lovely Jewess appeared at an interior door and scrutinized me with black hostile eyes.
  • and the adventitious authority of his voice set the key for the newspaper reports next morning.
  • Throwing open the French windows of the drawing-room, we sat smoking out into the darkness.
  • he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky throug...
oct 6 2014 ∞
jan 1 2015 +

Suppose for a hopeful second that reincarnation were legit, then this is probably the cheerful legacy of my soul

  • Scaly prehistoric sea predator
  • Some kind of giant corvid or vulture
  • Some kind of poisonous tree
  • Desert-dwelling Alien prostitute
  • "The Bean-Sidhe Years"
    • drifting through space screaming, warning of death
  • a white raven
  • Some hulking guy with swords who was strangled by smoke and died in a fire
  • Me, a frail nerd with weak lungs of German descent

Hopes for the future

  • cat?
sep 16 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
  • Environmental concept sketches
  • Environmental concepts shown in each season/weather condition
  • Props for NB ()
  • Props for TCED (illustrative, sedate, painterly)
  • Style variations for NB - renderings of a character in various styles
  • Wardrobe meme for characters from NB - colorful cartoon vector
  • Graphic novel pages rendered in vector for NB
    • which means, quick - write a story or a funny comic pertaining to the NB - or relate a funny anecdote in sci-fi graphic novel adaptation - don't screw around with months of plot development, you gotta knock this out fast and make it cute
  • Creatures for NB - vector
  • Vehicles for NB (ships) - vector
sep 1 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

They all live inside of you but must one day take life outside of you in order to become anything at all

  • when in doubt, approach as surreal, erotic, derisive satire of the inane and mundane. Consider who they would be in the immediate contemporary context, as though they were friends/coworkers - determine their subculture and habits in the society you know and then superimpose it onto a dystopian future and see where the chips fall

"Soledad"

  • Human base:
    • Thin square fingers that bother her, because they're still just farmers hands, descended from farmers. (Long palm, long fingers, like a monkey.) Cold hands.
    • short tidy nails
aug 4 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
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  • "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun." - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • “Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” - Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone
  • "I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth." - Wuthering Heights
  • "'When the day shall come, that we do part,' he said softly, and turned to look at me, 'if my last words are not ‘I love you’ – ye’ll ken it was because I d...
jul 8 2014 ∞
jul 8 2014 +
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  • "To start: “I Really Like You” doesn’t “really” do it for me. I’ve considered it with Zapruder-like precision. The first “really” is catchy. The second “really” is endearing. The third—here’s where I’ve slowed the playback by half—”really” is dicey. Right as the candy-coated harmonies set me afloat, the lizard part of my brain goes “Nope” during the chorus and brings everything back to earth. Obviously, a lot of people hear “unaffected ebullience” where I hear “Kidz Bop-ready syntax.” It’s polarizing, and a testament to the visceral, lizard brain reactions that pop inspires." - Jeremy Gordon
  • "Even trifles like 'I Really Like You' [an inane pop song] can chip away at the subtle infrastructure that shapes how we think and react." - Jamieson Cox
  • You know, if you're that beginner in the ...
may 14 2014 ∞
apr 19 2015 +

Things I Do for Fun, For Free

Always

  • Draw people, portraits, animals, fashion, diagrams, patterns.
  • Write stories, poems, songs, letters, editorials, essays, reviews.
  • Dance
  • Photography & post-production
  • Modeling

Sometimes

  • Hair (time consuming, and sometimes it refuses to cooperate)
  • Makeup (have to find cruelty-free, environmentally friendly makeup...that's a tall order...but sometimes I'm barbaric, lusting for a color or effect)
  • Film - direct, write scripts, perform, design sets, engineer props
  • Web Design & Programming - I dread it as a chore, but enjoy it when I'm in the pro...
apr 9 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +

Algunas Frases

  • sin tener que (inf) - without having to (verb) .
  • tener que (inf) - must (verb)
  • vez de - rather than, versus
  • a frente de - in front of
  • a frente - at the front
  • asi que - so that
  • puede (inf) - might (verb) (i.e. "puede ser" - "might be")
  • ¿has visto __? - have you seen __?
  • Parece que _ ... - it seems that.
  • {Me} parece que _ ... - {I} find that _ ...
  • ¿Que hay? - what's going on?
  • ¿Que tal?
  • ¿Como esta Ud?
  • Es la una {y...} // Son las (el numero) {y...}
  • tiener calor, miedo, frio,
  • ¡Él es hábil! o ¡Es lo hábil! - it is working!
  • ¡Lo hábil! - how clever!
  • con quererte - with love
mar 12 2014 ∞
mar 12 2014 +
  • Devoured by a leopluredon while swimming in the ocean, or walking along the beach. 3x the size of the avg. man, stupid floppy flippers, and 2-3 rows of sharp, prickly teeth. Ok, I might've made up the teeth-rows bit.
  • kidnapped by a serial killer & starved to death in a black box.
  • infected cat scratch
  • complications of infected bite from a spoiled toddler
  • sepuku (not to be confused with its equally lethal cousin, sudoku)
  • serial killer
  • Shakespeared! (TGS reference)
  • eaten by worms
  • dissolved in acid
  • poisoned by the bite of a deadly venomous beast
feb 19 2014 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
  • list of skills (why would anyone hire him/her? is s/he good at his/her job?)
  • funny, nonsequiter portraits
  • animate doing what?
  • what does s/he look like naked?

when in doubt, approach as surreal, erotic, derisive satire of the inane and mundane

jan 2 2014 ∞
jan 28 2014 +
  • DJ Hidden
  • Franz Waxman
  • Architect
  • Stereolab
  • Aphex Twin
  • Squarepusher
  • Ulrich Schnauss
  • The Cramps
  • Oingo Boingo
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Elite Gymnasitcs
  • Apparat & Ellen Allien
  • Boards of Canada
  • Deerhoof
  • In Flames
  • Apoptygma Berzerk
  • Meat Puppets
  • Blackfilm
  • Cut Chemist
  • Velvet Acid Christ
  • Yann Tiersen
dec 3 2013 ∞
oct 25 2014 +

Try

  • Check out fishing spots
  • Vancouver - explore // gothicbc.ca, New World, Venus & Mars, Deadly Couture
  • Vancouver Island - explore, diving
  • Portland - explore
  • Move to Vancouver
  • Corvallis
  • Astoria
  • Road trip to AK - 4 states left!
  • Road trip to ID, MT & WY. Go to 3 corners, get it over with. One state left!
  • PhD
  • Volunteer at animal shelter and/or wildlife rehab
  • Adopt a doggieboy
  • Build a cat run
  • Mod house
  • Sort out T's citizenship
  • Mt Rainier
  • Olympic Nat'l Park
nov 28 2013 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
  • Baby powder
  • Banana
  • Beer
  • Bleach
  • cat food
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • cotton candy
  • Crayons
  • dates
  • ginger
  • honeysuckle
  • sandalwood
  • ginseng
  • sage
  • patchouli
  • lavender
  • anise
  • bergamot
  • black pepper
nov 6 2013 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
  • The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism
  • Wicked
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Into the Woods
  • Anything Goes
  • Seminar (Martin, Kate)
  • God of Carnage
  • Book of Mormon
mar 18 2013 ∞
jan 1 2014 +
  • acersecomic: a person whose hair has never been cut
  • ageusia: the absence of the sense of taste
  • ambeer: the juice that forms in the mouth as a result of chewing tobacco
  • Amorphous: indefinite, shapeless
  • anosmia: the absence of the sense of smell
  • Beguile: deceive
  • biblioclasm: the practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material or media
  • cacodemonomania: the pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit
  • Cacophony: confused noise
  • Caprice: impulse
  • Cascade: steep waterfall
  • Cashmere: fine, delicate wool
  • Cataclysm: flood, catastrophe, upheaval
  • catholicon: a cure-all, a panacea, a supp...
nov 15 2012 ∞
jul 23 2013 +
  • Apricot buttercream
  • Rum Raisin
  • Black/Red Currant
  • Key lime
  • Amaretto
jul 4 2012 ∞
jan 1 2014 +

You better play this at my funeral...

  • Ma Baker : Boney M
  • She Belongs to Me : Bob Dylan
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me : The Mamas & the Papas
  • Sweet Bird : West Virginia Night Owls
  • Dust In the Wind : Kansas
  • Carry On My Wayward Son : Kansas
  • All Along the Watchtower : Jimi Hendrix
  • Love Cats : The Cure
  • Bela Lugosi's Dead : Bauhaus (if you love me, you'll do this)
  • Seasons in the Sun...Terry Jacks version, unless there's a better one between then and now
  • Elegy for the Brave : William Shatner
  • Disorder : Joy Division
  • Shadowplay : Joy Division
  • Everybody's Talkin' : Harry Nilson
  • Wanderlust : Flogging Molly
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain : Harry McClintoc...
mar 6 2012 ∞
jul 8 2014 +

Become Fluent

  • Spanish (become fluent, improve spelling & grammar!)
  • French (brush up)
  • Japanese (brush up, improve kanji)

Learn Conversationally

  • Russian (maybe become fluent)
  • German (maybe become fluent)
  • Swedish (maybe become fluent)
  • Chinese - Mandarin (maybe become fluent)
  • Arabic (learn to write)
  • Vietnamese (learn to write)
  • Irish / Gaelic
sep 21 2011 ∞
jul 8 2014 +
  • Lewis Caroll
    • Come to my arms, my beamish boy! / He chortled in his joy
  • E.E. Cummings
    • i carry your heart with me(i carry it in / my heart)i am never without it(anywhere / i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done / by only me is your doing,my darling) / i fear / no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want / no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) / and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant / and whatever a sun will always sing is you
  • T.S. Eliot
    • Let us go then, you and I / When the stars are spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table...
  • Charles Bukowski
apr 9 2011 ∞
oct 8 2012 +

For all the love songs that go overboard...

  • To Know Him Is To Love Him : Teddy Bears (1)
  • I Will Possess Your Heart : Death Cab for Cutie (1)
  • Don't Want To Miss A Thing : Aerosmith
  • I Honestly Love You : Olivia Newton John
  • She Will Be Loved : Maroon 5
  • One Way Or Another : Blondie
  • 156 : Mew
  • Every Breath You Take : The Police
  • Where You Go : Au Revoir Simone
  • Your Surrender : Neon Trees
  • Say It's All Mine : Moby
  • Pictures : Timo Mas (1)
  • Hide Me : the Golden Filter (1)
  • Wind Beneath Your Wings : Bette Midler
  • Hero : Enrique Inglesias
  • Girl, You're Be a Woman Soon : Neil Diamond
feb 21 2011 ∞
may 2 2015 +

Inspired by Skye's list [http://listography.com/thimbleviolet/thi...]

  • Angry mobs & their ringmasters
  • Anyone [esp. politicians] who says, "I accept full responsibility..." (you ain't Jesus, sucka, you don't die get to vicariously for my sins)
  • Anyone who says "I apologize" instead of "I'm sorry"
  • Bestsellers
  • Celebrities & celebrity gossip
  • Chinese food
  • Chinese government
  • Cloud computing
  • Convenience
  • Corporations
  • Costly gadgets
  • Desk jobs
  • Doctors
  • Federal government
  • Flattery & its practitioners
  • Fluorescent lighting
jan 1 2011 ∞
jan 2 2015 +
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  • L - Death Note
  • Emile Cohl - cell animation inventor
  • Harvey Keitel - The Piano
  • Summer Glau (always)
  • Fairuza Balk - (always)
  • Anjelica Houston - (always)
  • Christina Ricci - (Sleepy Hollow)
  • Edith Piaf - (always)
  • Edie Sedgewick - (always)
  • Christopher Hitchens - (always)
  • Christopher Walken - (always)
  • Christian Slater - Heathers
  • Geena Davis - (always)
  • Jeff Goldblum - (always)
  • Peter Murphy
  • Katherine Turner
  • Raven Symone
  • Anna Paquin - (always)
  • Lafayette - (Trueblood)
  • Alucard - Hellsing
  • D - Vampire Hunter D
oct 6 2010 ∞
jan 11 2015 +
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Science & Technology

  • The Scientific American Mind
  • Wired
  • Psychology Today

Graphic Design & Illustration

  • ImagineFX
  • Juxtapoz
  • Artist's Cafe
  • Communication Arts
  • Applied Art
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • 3D World
  • Digital Painting
  • Digital Artist Magazine
  • HOW: Self-promotion Design Annual

Arts & Crafts

  • Somerset Life
  • Somerset Studio: The Art of Paper & Mixed Media
mar 5 2010 ∞
jan 30 2012 +
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U.S.

  • Visit: MT, ID, WY, AK, HI. Then I'll have all 50 states.
  • Washington
    • Return to the Washington coast
  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
    • Carova Beach, NC (there are wild mustangs still roaming free)
  • Hawaii
    • Kaihalulu, HW
nov 8 2008 ∞
mar 15 2014 +
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Auld Aenglesh

  • accurst
  • bawdry
  • beshrew
  • bodkin
  • brainish
  • calumnious
  • cannoneer
  • cutpurse
  • encompassment
  • graveness
  • halting
  • ill-breeding
  • lapwing
  • mazzard
  • operant
  • primrose path
  • swinish
  • trippingly
  • unfledged
  • unhand
apr 25 2010 ∞
may 4 2012 +