Monday, December 14, 2009

Anger and Destruction

They go hand in hand, don't they?

I know I haven't posted in a while, but I'm a little annoyed today, so what the heck?

Before anger, there is always a catalyst. People don't just get angry for no reason, you know. They have reasons and/or body chemicals that cause them to behave the way they do.

For instance; I have a character named Hikami. She is based off of myself, and I often put myself into her situations in order to understand what she would do. She is a half-breed; a cross between a human and a dragon. Her own mother hated and abused her because of her father's draconic nature, but she never once tried to hurt her, even though Hikami was vastly more powerful. One day, I wondered what might drive her to kill, and I got a story out of it. Essentially, a man had crippled her younger sister's legs, and she flew into a blind rage and murdered him. True, I do not have the weapons nor the mindset to actually kill someone, but I do understand her reasoning, because I have a younger sister. I shudder to think of what I would do to someone who hurt her. (More on the theory of the oldest sibling complex some other time.)

Before destruction, there is anger. I've been told that anger erodes the soul, and perhaps that's true. But when you're in the midst of righteous fury, do you think about the condition of your soul? I'll hazard a guess that your answer is a resounding NO. Anger is a natural response to a painful situation.

Anger is a powerful emotion, and, when tamed and put to good use, it can be a powerful ally. However, it is not something that you should just let out. I don't claim to be a master of my own anger (I am a teenager, after all) but it's something I work towards.

The reason I posted this? I'm ANGRY. I sat and listened to a lecture for what felt like a really long time, and then I find out that the person I was getting the lecture for had already left. Needless to say, I'm kind of annoyed at that.

Anger is something everyone understands, right? I don't need to describe to you how right it feels in the heat of the moment, or how bad you feel once it's left you. That's where the destruction comes in. People make bad decisions when they're angry. It's a fact. When I'm mad, I usually want to tear, stab, smash, break or hit something. However, if I hold myself back, it lessens the aftereffects of the anger by a lot.

I'm not trying to be a know-it-all, and I'm not saying that I'm any better than anyone else, but this is my message to anyone who cares to listen.

Please, understand that people rarely mean what they say when they're upset. Please realize that people aren't perfect, and people just want to be forgiven. Please be willing to forgive people, and don't forget to be aware of the mistakes that you make. Apologies go a long way.

Don't expect forgiveness; ask for it. That's the only way you can be sure you've actually received it.

This post dedicated to
Anyone who made it to the end
You deserve congratulations just for sticking with me
The ones who know who 'people' are
You know who I'm talking about
The ones who care about me
You're getting some kinda blessings for having not killed me at birth ;)
Teenagers everywhere who feel like it's a chore to keep breathing
It won't be like this forever, I swear
My orchestra director, Mr. C
Practical advice never seemed so practical!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Make Room

I was talking to Mom the other day in the car, and the topic of being someone else came up.  It was a very interesting conversation.

So I asked her why someone would want to be anyone other than themselves, and Mom said that people in this society seem to think that if they pretend to be someone else they'll fit in better. So I replied in a rare moment of genius, "It seems to me that if you don't fit in, true friends will move over to make room for you." Mom commented on that remark; something about how wise that had sounded. (Heehee, this pleases me!)

Of course, since I'd found some wise philosophy, I knew I just HAD to share it with all three of my followers! (and all of those who don't follow...)

And then I forgot...

And then I remembered, and then I typed it up here...

And now you're reading it!

What else, what else...

Oh yeah!

In this society, there are many unspoken rules as to who 'fits in' and who doesn't. If you want to find true friends, you first should be yourself and see who decides to hang around you!

So be yourself, make good friends and eat healthy foods! Learn how to make dinner, be nice to your parents/spouse and do many many favors for your friends! Give, said the little stream! And send me cookies! (Cake works too. Most all sweets, as long as there aren't any nuts or peanut butter.)

This post dedicated to
Cause I have a really pretty scarf from there!
I wanna wear it someday, but I don't have anything that goes with it!
I'll have to ask Mom for help on that one...
To Mormon get-togethers and green Jell-o
To cakes of all kinds
Like cheesecake and chocolate cake and ice cream cake and--mmph!
*David slams hand over mouth*
Dave: They get it already!
Me: *nods* MmhmmhmhmhmHMMM!
Dave: What? *removes hand*
Me: *gasp* Now stop, I can't BREATHE!!
To good friends
cuz they rock!
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Peace love and all that jazz!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Finally, what you've all been waiting for...



Aaaand, here it is!

The text reads;
Seven Failed Attempts part 1
(Note, the boy's name is Ryojin, and he simply cannot defeat Kai, his female rival, at ANYTHING, not even his specialty, Duel Monsters.  However, she refuses to have anything to do with him!  The poor boy has decided that he will not rest until he has beaten Kai at SOMETHING!)
Ryojin: I must duel Kai! But first...
Ryojin: I have to wake her UP!!!
First try: Ryojin: KAI!!  I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUEL!!
Kai sleeps on
Second try: Ryojin: (In case you can't tell, he's tickling her nose with a feather)
Kai sleeps on
Third try: Ryojin: He he he... (Bangs cymbals)
Kai sleeps on
Next page!
Seven Failed Attempts part 2
Fourth try: Ryojin: THE ISLAND IS SINKING!!
Fifth try: Ryojin is, in case you couldn't tell, about to pop that balloon...
POP!  Sleeping...
Sixth try: Ryojin: THE DORM IS ON FIRE!! (Note, they are at a boarding school for young duelists, Duel Academy)
(Note, the bottom of this one got cut off... scanner nu baka...)
Seventh try: Ryojin (thinking): Is she even alive? (And then he pokes her)
Next page!
Seven Failed Attempts page 3
Ryojin: THAT'S IT! I GIVE UP!!
Akiko: (note, she is ridiculously cheerful, and she is Kai's roommate) What's wrong, Ryojin? Ryojin: I want to duel Kai, but she won't wake up!
Akiko: Is that all? I'll wake her up for you! Ryojin: Really... Akiko: Yup! Watch this!
Akiko removes the straw from Kai's mouth
Kai: Akiko! What'd you do that for? It was getting really funny!
Ryojin: WAAAAAAAAH!!! Kai: ... Akiko: HAHAHA!!
My avatar, Amaya Nari: (note, she is not in the comic, she is just expressing how I felt after completing the comic) BWAHAHA!!!!
Kai's thoughts: THE END
And you can't see it, cuz it got cut off in the scan, but I put my signature at the bottom.

Well, I've been working on this post for THREE DAYS (I know, ridiculous) so I'd say it's about time to wrap it up with (datataTA!!) the DEDICATION!!!

This post dedicated to
the creators of Yu-Gi-Oh GX
for providing Duel Academy
to Ryojin
May he never cease to amuse me!
to Akiko
May she never cease to be cheerful!
and to Kai
May she continue to skip class and ignore Ryojin!
To David, alias Small One
Because this work would not have been possible without him!
and to Maggie, alias Cho (butterfly in Jap)
The comic's ending wouldn't have been so funny without her!
To my faithful writing tools
My pencil, my mechanical pencil, my eraser and my fine-point Sharpie
for helping me finish it!
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ever randomly get the urge to just be... random? Well, I did!

Greetings, and welcome, readers!  I have an important announcement to make... drumroll, please!

Today is my oneesama's 20th birthday!  I love you, Chelsea!  You're soooooo amazing, I feel compelled to call you sama (Japanese suffix indicating great respect, usually used in reference to nobility or wise people) (What I'm basically saying is 'Most respected big sister')

So, my oneesama's birthday aside...

My otoutochan's 12th birthday is coming up, and I got him the sweetest present ever!  Can anyone say; "Sonic Unleashed!"?  (Chan= Japanese suffix indicating a younger person, generally female.  Chan is generally used affectionately towards younger siblings, or small children) (What I'm basically saying is 'BABY brother!')

I promise that I will post funny comics up here next time I post, but I was honestly quite distracted, and I'm currently wrapping up the third page of the comic I'm going to scan up here, called Seven Failed Attempts...  Most of it takes place in chibi form, which is half the fun, but my OC is hard to draw in chibi, but David's?  Not so much.

But still, I'm not letting myself draw anything else, and it's killing my brain!  *Stabs brain...  Realizes how crucial the brain is to life...  Uhhhhhh...  Silly me!*

Anyway, I'm really not supposed to still be on here, *SHHH!* so I'll wrap this up.

What time is it?

DEDICATION TIME!!!  (You didn't really expect me to go all HM2 on you, did you?)

This post dedicated to
My oneesama!
Because she's just amazing like that
And to my otoutochan
Because he's small and annoying
But I love him anyway! =^-^=
To the makers of Sonic Unleashed
Because I got excited just WATCHING it be played!
Who knew I could actually get excited?
And over a video game, no less!
And to Seven Failed Attempts
(I need a comic vacation... -_-)
(Gomen, random voice in my head...)
And to the inventors of the scanner
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