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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.)
Rhiannon words
bands
Sheila books (2019)
a ~ notes (2019 highlights & favourite things)

Technology is neutral. ...with a dark side and a bright side. It demands new legislation. How are these subjects handled? Sex, Death, Taxes. And their offspring: Dating/Courtship, Socialization, Murder, Crime, Politics, Religion, Art, Entertainment, Economy/Social Classes. Note: Most problems could be solved by technology, but they aren't, and that's for one recurring reason: humans, like their chimp cousins, are bastards.

  • Time Travel
  • Telepathy
  • Immortality
    • Accessible, but suppressed technology. Some people have access to it, but in the mainstream media, such claims are treated as “fringe conspiracies” and ridiculed/publicly shamed
  • Nanotechnology
sep 6 2014 ∞
sep 26 2017 +
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Companies

  • Adobe
  • Cartoon Network
  • Pixar

Jobs From Home

  • A home/internet/local/nomadic festival kiosk business making little crafts (esp. recycled art) & such (plushies, dollhouses, dolls, puppets, masks, stationery, etc.) and open up a store on Etsy to sell it.
  • Editor
  • Writer
  • Virtual assistant
  • Translator
  • Book reseller
  • Project manager of remote employees
  • Travel agent
  • Teach music lessons

Other Jobs

may 1 2010 ∞
jan 30 2012 +
  • Rewrite a bad movie, make it good
  • Dress up as a historical character & be prepared to talk & answer questions about his/her life in first person when you arrive in class.
may 15 2011 ∞
may 15 2011 +
  • Anemone
    • Brown Sea Anemone (Metridium senile)
    • Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)
    • Magnificent Anemone (Heractis magnifica)
  • Bennet's hypselodoris
  • chiton
    • Blue-lined Chiton (Tonicella undocaerulea)
    • Lined Chiton (Tonicella lineata)
  • cowry
    • Mole Cowry (Cypraea talpa)
    • Serpent's Head Cowry (Cypraea caputserpentis)
  • Crab
    • Bermuda Land Crab (Gecarcinus lateralis)
    • Blue Porcelain Crab
mar 31 2011 ∞
may 8 2011 +
  • Canidae:
    • Hyena
    • Wolf
    • Fox
      • black fox
      • red fox
  • Felidae:
    • leopard
    • lynx
    • ocelot
    • jaguar
    • savannah cat
  • Musteloidae:
    • martin
      • Pine martin
    • otter
mar 29 2011 ∞
jul 14 2011 +

Cure for the Common Cold

  • St. John's Wort
  • Ginger root
  • Echinacea
  • Dandelion leaf
  • Reishi mushrooms
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Licorice root
  • Vitamin C powder
  • Honey

Allergy Tea (local)

  • Navajo/Mormon tea
  • Yerba mansa
  • Yerba Santa
  • Ambrosia
  • "Red root"
  • Peppermint
  • Licorice root
  • Desert Willow
  • Nettles
mar 21 2011 ∞
mar 21 2011 +
  • Mutual respect
  • Friendship
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Mental health
  • Bringing about new experiences.
  • Evoking within each other a greater sense of awareness
  • Increasing each other's ability to accomplish new things.
  • Helping each other expand sense of who you people are.
  • Acting as a means through/with which both can realize their full capabilities.
  • Each embodying strengths (skills, talents, etc.) that compensate for some of each other's weaknesses.
  • Providing to each other a larger perspective on things.
  • Learning new things together.
  • Making each other (learn to be) better pe...
jan 4 2011 ∞
jan 14 2011 +
  • Gabriel Sullivan (Marcos riding in the Desert)
  • Such A Lovely Thing : Devotchka (Marcos departs from Soledad)
  • I Fought the Law : Bobby Fuller Four (Jebediah fleeing the Ciudad gang)
sep 28 2010 ∞
sep 28 2010 +

Traditional (w/ vocals)

  • This Weary Heart You Stole Away : The Stanley Bros
  • Kentucky Girl
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love
  • Fox On the Run
  • Wayfaring Stranger
  • Shady Grove
  • Little Maggie
  • The Old Home Place

Lesser Known (newer, usually)

  • Steel Rails : Alison Krauss
  • Song for Life : Alison Krauss
  • Ring of Fire : Johnny Cash
  • Walk the Line : Johnny Cash
  • I'd Rather Be a Lonesome Pine : Blue Highway
  • Pikeville Flood : Blue Highway
  • Midnight Storm : Blue Highway
  • He Walked All the Way Home : Blue Highway...
sep 16 2010 ∞
sep 16 2010 +
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My favorites of all these...(excluding the "classical")

  • Robert Williams
    • Mind-bending 'low brow' cacophonies of color & style.
  • Brom
    • Subversive
  • Dave McKean
  • Ian Miller
  • Toshio Saeki
    • Koji Morimoto
    • Shunga (ancient Japanese erotica) in vivid color.
    • Kinky in keeping with shunga tradition--taken, however, to a modern extreme & incorporated with elements of horror. Perhaps not for the faint of heart...or church-going crowd (faint of heart or not).
nov 4 2010 ∞
dec 4 2014 +
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Pertinent:

  • Understand as many things as possible, in some imperfectly finite measure
  • Comprehend the history of mankind more deeply
  • Study all the great philosophies & theologies inside and out
  • Spanish
  • pyrotechnic chemistry
  • screen printing
  • sewing
  • autorepair & basic mechanics so I can fix up my old truck & keep it going over the years. Without having to cry for help everytime something goes wrong.
  • drive and maintain a motorcycle. Like a Suzuki intruder or a sexy Honda.
  • learn to be an electrician, set up wires & machines to make robots from junk yard parts.
jul 1 2009 ∞
jan 30 2012 +

for happiness

  • new good music
    • for dancing
    • for smoking
    • for drawing/painting
    • for drinking
    • for driving
    • for other recreational substances
    • for shooting pool in a dive bar, drinking scotch and gin
  • long drives in the rain
  • painting with a friend
  • coffee
  • tea
  • playing...winning
  • throwing darts
  • making soulful music, your voice and fingers on an IV to euphoric and abysmal passions
sep 14 2011 ∞
oct 8 2011 +
  • Amargasaurus
  • Deinocheirus
  • Epidendrosaurus
  • Masiakasaurus
  • Sinosauropteryx
  • Velociraptor
  • Archyopteryx
  • Leopluradon
  • Suchomimus
mar 31 2011 ∞
may 8 2011 +
  • Olm
  • Chinese & Japanese Giant Salamanders
  • Axolotl
  • chameleon
  • Frogs
    • aquatic-dwelling frogs
      • but don't buy them for your kids, they just die in captivity
    • Argus Reed Frog or African Reed Frog (Hyperolius argus)
    • Boophis andreonei
    • Boophis anjanaharibeensis
    • Boophis pyrrhus
    • Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca)
    • Green Skeleton Frog (Boophis jaegeri)
    • Hyperolius tuberilinguis
    • Leptopelis parkeri
    • Man Creek pumilio
    • Mantidactylus punctatus
mar 31 2011 ∞
may 8 2011 +
  • Eagle
    • Golden eagle
    • African Fish Eagle
    • Bonelli's Eagle
    • Philippine Eagle
    • Greater Spotted Eagle
    • Black Eagle
    • Banded snake-eagle
    • Changeable hawk-eagle
    • crowned eagle
    • black-and-chestnut eagle
  • Hawk
    • red-tailed hawk
    • Grey hawk
  • Osprey
  • Buzzard
    • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Owl
mar 29 2011 ∞
may 8 2011 +
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  • Focus on aesthetic assemblage & the creation of illusions as much or more than the technical how-to-use-programs/supplies.
  • Use art meme templates for assignments.
  • Teach story-boarding.
  • If it's a digital class, make sure they are aware of different file formats as well as DPI.
oct 11 2010 ∞
jan 14 2011 +

#1 Priority

  • ART170 Metalwork I: Jewelry
  • THE104 Voice & Movement for Actors
  • THE149 Intro to Acting I
  • FDC111 Clothing Construction I: Beginning
  • MUS136 Voice Class I

#2 Priority

  • THE110 Movement/Dance for Actors
  • MUS141 Piano Class I
  • MUS100 Guitar I
  • THE115 Makeup

To Get a "Technical Writing Post-Degree Certificate"

  • WRT 140 Writing and Editing Technical Communications
  • WRT 254 Advanced Professional Communication
oct 12 2010 ∞
oct 12 2010 +

So, I'm not in love with the modern world, as Wolf Parade put it, but here are some ways things are getting better:

  • 24 Hour cafes
  • Women have more rights
  • Women whose husbands have abandoned them & their kids aren't socially scorned the way they used to be
  • Minority rights have improved
  • Phone conversations to people across the country
  • Email (yeah, nostalgia is great for writing, but as far as day-to-day practicality, I love me some instant communication)
  • Text messaging (you don't have to talk face to face)
  • Expanding self-awareness (including awareness of irony).
  • Better access to new/different music.

Speculations as to the future

sep 28 2010 ∞
oct 5 2011 +
  • Saki
  • Kuroshitsuji: book of circus
  • Persona 4 the golden animation
  • Majimoji rurumo
  • Momo kyun sword
  • Dramatical murder
  • Majakko shimai no yoyo to Nene
  • Anime mirai 2014
jul 20 2014 ∞
jul 21 2014 +
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Videogames: To Play

  • A Boy & His Blob
  • Abra Academy
  • Children of Eden
  • Dear Esther
  • Shelter
  • Chronotrigger
  • Civilization V
  • Death Jr.
  • Dewey...?
  • Earthbound
  • Eyepet
  • Final Fantasy XI & XIV
  • Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
  • God of War II
  • God of War III
  • GoldenEye for Wii
  • Jenova Chan's "Journey"
  • Katamari World
  • Legend of Edda
  • Little Big Planet 2
aug 18 2010 ∞
feb 8 2015 +

Things to take into practice (work on it!)

  • Send handwritten thank you notes/cards (as well as cards of congratulation, get well soon, etc.--even if they are very simple).
  • Send handwritten letters/holiday cards to long-distance friends/relatives--stay in touch.

To Whom It May Concern: How to Be a Better Roommate ;)

  • Always rinse out the sink when you're done brushing your teeth & hair--don't leave toothpaste & hair lying all over the place.
  • Always rinse out your dishes when you're done, so that nothing gets stuck & crusted on for someone else to have to scrub off later.
  • Never tease or make fun of someone for so...
mar 29 2011 ∞
may 8 2011 +
  • Butterfly
    • 89’98 Butterfly (Diaethria phlogea)
  • Caterpillars
    • Cecropia Moth Caterpillar
    • Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar (Battus philenor)
  • Catydid
  • Cricket
  • Firefly
  • Moth
    • Brahmin Moth (Brahmaea wallichii)
    • Comet moth
    • Croker’s Frother (Amerila crockery)
    • Death’s Head Hawkmoth
    • Hummingbird Hawkmoth
    • Luna moth
    • Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)
    • Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)
mar 31 2011 ∞
may 8 2011 +
  • Ankole-Watusi
  • Musk ox
  • Caribou
  • Goat
    • African pygmy goat
  • Highland cattle
  • Horse
    • Appaloosa
    • Wild mustangideal
  • Sheep
    • jacob sheep
    • karakul
    • scottish blackface sheep
    • they're like legged clouds
  • Texas longhorn
  • Yak
mar 29 2011 ∞
mar 28 2013 +

For home

  • create & maintain a ground-water filtration system, channel via pipes for indoor plumbing.
    • supports wildlife, particularly fish & amphibians
    • clean drinking water
    • better gardening
  • create a solar water-heating system
mar 1 2011 ∞
mar 1 2011 +
  • Modest Mouse
    • Because the crowd was ablaze with passionate energy
    • Because the guitarist was flirtatious
  • Wolf Parade
    • They were very down to earth and nice, and their music was especially inspired as they played it live, improvising at times, in ways that made it kaleidoscopically wonderful
  • Alice Cooper
    • The man knows how to put on a show
  • Smashing Pumpkins
    • Billy Corgan is witty
    • Their front band was terrible and memorably ludicrous
  • Deftones
jan 1 2011 ∞
jan 14 2011 +
  • Horseback riding everywhere
    • Ways that would put a crimp in things, though:
  • Messages via courier
    • Ways that would put a crimp in things, though:
  • Lanterns
    • Ways that would put a crimp in things, though: The night life would be wayy more risque, considering that there would be less street lights...unless there were lamp keepers (many, or just one in small towns) who went up and down the streets at dusk & dawn, lighting the lamps & extinguishing them.
  • Fireplaces for heating
    • Ways that would put a crimp in things, th...
sep 28 2010 ∞
sep 28 2010 +