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Dec. 5th, 2013

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wow that last i post i made on this lj was 3 years ago. please ignore EVERYTHING.

Oct. 3rd, 2010

I want some common courtesy!

I wrote a speech for my Civics course. We had pick an issue close to us and take action on changing it. My issue was the inherent lack of courtesy in the world. And my action was to write a speech. I actually had to rewrite it twice and I was just so frustrated with it. But it turned out well enough.

I'm proud of it :D

Here it is:


I Want Some Courtesy! Please?


Recently, I went to the store to pick up some bare essentials.

When I approach the entrance of the store and I notice a woman struggling with her bags as she walks towards the door. Thinking it the right thing to do, I stand back and hold the door open for her but clearly I am wrong to do so, because when she reaches the door, she acts as though it was utterly rude of me to help her out. She glares me, saying that my holding the door only made her feel obligated to walk faster.

I am left there appalled, thinking that a simple notion of gratitude would have sufficed.

 

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I propose we take a pledge to be polite, to use manners and to extend our courtesy:

The Common Courtesy Pledge 

I here by pledge, to my morality and my fellow global citizens, to use and carry out the manners I have been taught.

I pledge to say thank you to the bus driver who drives me to work or to school, to the person holding the door open, the person who helps me gather my belongings after I have dropped them and the person who has just done something nice for me.

I pledge to say please when I ask for something.

I pledge to say excuse me when I need someone’s attention and when I need to squeeze past someone in a tight space.

I pledge to hold the door open when there is somebody walking behind me.

Most importantly, I pledge to teach common courtesy to those who are not fortunate enough to have learned.

I take this pledge and promise to uphold it under penalty of the harshest tongue-lashing from my conscience.


Love and manners and stuff,
Heliotrope.

Sep. 27th, 2010

Serial killers, a herse and a missing angel...

So this is a bit of a late update, but I'll do it anyway. (Stuff under the cuts contain spoilerzzz!)

Premiere week = meh. I am so upset that I got my hopes up. None of the shows the premiered last week got any sort of wow reaction out of me. Aside from NCIS: Los Angeles. Which is sad because that was the one show that I didn't get my hopes up for. I guess that's why it was so good xD

Oh. And Chuck. Chuck was good too. But you already knew that.

Let's start with Criminal Minds which by all means, was good. I mean it wasn't WOAH SEASON PREMIERE good. But good. The unsub was a total creep. (As per usual. What else are you expecting?)

I spent most of the episode scolding Morgan for his yelling at Garcia and staring at MGG. Who was just. Man that hair cut. I love that haircut. Also, has anyone else noticed that he looks a bit more filled out? I noticed this during the finale as well. But my CM buddy at school denies the fact and proceeds to tell me that I am delusional and obssessed with Reid. And while the latter may be true. The fromer is most  deffinitely not. Right? Tell me I'm right!

And the team was bad ass.

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God I love JJ. I can't believe she's leaving. Sigh. Why must you torture me so? I don't want you to leeeeeaaaavvveeeeeee!

Awesome picture of AJ Cook/JJ to honour her awesomeness.


LOLZ
Moving on. Before I get too choked up.

I gave in. I promised myself I wouldn't. But then I did. I watched Dexter.

See the thing is. I told myself that I wouldn't watch Dexter.Collapse )t.

Meanwhile, Michael C Hall. Who has sotlen my heart.
 

Because of that man, I started to watch Six Feet Under.Collapse )

Which only makes sense if you know what's going on. I love you David Fisher.

Oh and Supernatural premiered Friday. It was OK. Not amazing. But I wasn't expecting much. I'm not sure if I'm liking the whole Grandpa Campbell thing. The only thing I minded in the episode was the severe lack of Castiel. But other than that it was fine.

Yeah that's it.

Pic of Cas:

Aww. Poor you. You should show up more often. You're very good looking. I don't if you've noticed.

That is all. Nothing more to say. Oh. I watched Hawaii Five-O. It was good. I ♥ Alex O'laughlin. I am going to go watch Chuck in about an hour. Excited.

Love and a lost foot,
Heliotrope.

Sep. 22nd, 2010

Criminal minds!

ACK OH MY GOSH! 24 MINUTES!

Chuck versus the suit and a cute blond...

So I watched Chuck on Monday (and House on recall because, honestly I knew the episode wasn't going to be all that interesting. And was a I right? I was right.) an while it wasn't mind blowing (as Chuck usually is) but it was really good. I don't really have much to say about the episode other than three things. OK. Maybe four.
 

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Also, last night I watched three hours of NCIS/NCIS: Los Angeles. Granted, I only watched of NCIS because I was watching Glee on recall but still. Three hours.

I'm not sure what exactly sure what happened in NCIS because I kept getting distracted by Glee (the cover of  Billionaire was amazing) but I did laugh at all the Canada jokes. I think Tony would be very disappointed if he went to Canada and learned that all he knew was lie xD Also, did Sean Murray (McGee) lose a lot of weight? He looked unusually thin.

NCIS: Los Angeles was fantastic. Mostly because I was hoping that Eric Christian Olsen would be coming back as I really loved Deeks in the episodes he was in, in the first season. And now he's part of the team. So happy. I'm also really like where the plot arc is going. I've really grown to love this series in the short time it has been on air.

And I reallllllyyyy want to know wher Nate weeennnnnnt!
 



Wow. Eric Christian Olsen is cute. He looks great all roughed up too.

And OH MY GOD. Criminal Minds starts in less than three hours! I am sooooo excited! Yay!

Love and risk for biscuits,
Heliotroplied.

Sep. 15th, 2010

Schtuff and things...

So I started school last week and hasn't been that hard adjusting to the flip from summer laziness and work mode...granted I don't generally work that hard anyway. But yeah. It's been fun. For the most part, I really like all my teachers. They're a lot of fun and they teach really well too. Except for my science teacher. Don't get me wrong, she's a great lady and all, but I really don't feel like I'm absorbing any knowledge from her. I have no idea what's going on in the class. It's just a bunch of textbook work.

My visual arts teacher looks a lot like Hugh Laurie. Which kind of just blows my mind because he makes the same facial expressions as House sometimes. But he's really nice. Nothing like House. Except he's the kind of person that's hung up on technicaities a lot so some people find it really difficult to follow his instructions. I find him down right hilarious though.

And apparently, tv shows (with real people actors not cartoons) only ever film your eyes two thirds of the way up in the screen. My art teacher told us this during class yesterday and I just thought it was really cool. I came home and watched Merlin and it's absolutely true. Odd. But true. Also makes sense if you think about it artistically. But we won't. Becuase I have learned from experience that non-art-enthusiasts don't like thinking about it artistically.

I drew some shoes over the weekend which turned out really well. Thought I'd post the picture. I was thinking of posting a new sketch once a week. It would give me a reason to draw other than...you know. It's kind of my main thing a school. Every Thursday maybe? Yes? No?
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I joined some clubs too...I am now a co-editor of the newspaper which is really a magazine. I also joined this leadership thing that my Civics teacher runs it's loads of fun. We play weird games and we also organize the battle of the bands that the school every year and lots of fundraisers. I am also auditioning to do the layouts for the yearbook comittee (because, yes, at my school you have to audition for yearbook as there is actually a huge interest in it). We'll see how that goes but I need to upload photoshop on the laptop first.

Uh...that's about it.

Love and gorgeous footwear,
Heliotrope.

Sep. 14th, 2010

30 day music meme...days 12 - 24

30 Day Music Meme

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Day 12 - A song from a band you hate
Uh...I don't really like Metro Station but I do like their song Control.
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure
I don't really have guilty pleasures but I guess Cindy Lauper's Time After Time would be one for some.
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
Day 15 - A song that describes you

Everything is Alright by Motion City Soundtrack
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate

Uh...Wonderwall by Oasis but only when Liam sings. I just really don't like Liam and Noel's voice sounds better to me.
Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio

Raidoactive by Kings of Leon has been playing a lot on the station I listen to.
Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio

I've Got Nothing by The Chartjackers :D
Day 19 - A song from your favorite album

Oh. Gosh. Uh. I'm really like the Futures album by Jimmy Eat World Right now. So I guess the song Work from that album.
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you're angry

I believe I've had like three Jimmy Eat World songs but Bleed American by them is a fantastic angry song.
Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you're happy

Do the Panic by Phantom Planet
Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you're sad

Lisztomania by Phoenix picks up my mood.
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

I don't really want a wedding so I guess the song I'd play on my drive to the courthouse would be Us by Regina Spektor.
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral

Uh...Cigarette Song by The All-American Rejects
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Love and melodies,
Heliotrope.

Sep. 13th, 2010

30 day Criminal Minds meme...days 12 - 23...

Oh wow. This has been very neglected. Woops. Here's a hilarious picture of a shirtlest Technical Analyst Kevin Lynch.

 
30 Day Criminal Minds Meme
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12. Least favorite male character?
Jason Gideon (ew)
13. Favorite couple?

My fandom OTP is Hotch/Reid but the canon pairings are very cute. Kevin and Garcia = ♥
14. Favorite episode quote?
"The question that sometimes drives me hazy; am I, or the others crazy?" Albert Einstein
15. Jason Gideon or David Rossi?
David Rossi by far. Incase you haven't noticed, I really don't like Gideon.
16. Elle Greenaway or Emily Prentiss?
Emily because I've had more time to get to know her.
17. Least favorite episode?
The Fight. That was a horrible episode. Mostly because of the spin-off characters. That episode alone makes me not want to watch the spin-off.
18. Most interesting case?
To Hell...and Back
19. Grossest/most disturbing case?

The Eyes Have It. I've always really hated taxedermy.
20. Favorite Morgan episode?
Obviously Profiler Profiled.
21. An episode that made you cry?
There's so many. But 100 just made me bawl my eyes out.
22. Favorite Prentiss episode?
Demonology
23. Favorite personal interaction between characters?

The very end of 100 where they're all in Hotch's office.
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Love and neglecting,
Heliotrope.

Sep. 1st, 2010

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30 Day Music Meme

Day 01 - Your favorite song
In a Cave by Tokyo Police Club.
Day 02 - Your least favorite song
Telephone by Lady Gaga
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
I'm Yours Tonight by The Academy Is...
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad
Cancer by My Chemical Romance
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone
The Adventure by Angels and Airwaves
Day 06 - A song that reminds you of somewhere
Green Eyes by Coldplay
Day 07 - A song that you know all the words to
Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects.
Day 08 - A song that's stuck in your head
Back Against the Wall by Cage the Elephant
Day 09 - A song that you can dance to
The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Blue and Yellow by The Used is a nice
Day 11 - A song from your favorite band
Oooh. There's so many! Uh. I guess I'll go with Desert Song by My Chemical Romance. It's off of the Life On the Murder Scene soundtrack. It's one of my favourite songs by them. It's very beautiful.
 



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30 Day Criminal Minds Meme

1. Favorite episode?
Conflicted
2. What season did you start watching?
Summer before they aired season four.
3. Favorite guest star?
Jackson Rathbone
4. Favorite female character?
Penelope Garcia
5. Least favorite female character?
Erin Staruss
6. Favorite place the BAU has visited?
New Orleans?
7. You’ve been kidnapped, and the BAU is doing victimology on you. What would they find in your room?
An artistic, open person that bounces around from place to place
8. Favorite Garcia/Morgan moment?
Season 3 Episode 9: Penelope
Morgan: Here, take this gun.
Garcia: I don't believe in guns.
Morgan: OK, trust me. They are very real. Take it.
9. Favorite Unsub?
Adam/Amanda Jackson
10. Least favorite Unsub?
George Foyet
11. Favorite male character?
Supervisory Special Agent Doctor Spencer Reid. Boy. That's a mouthfull. He's just such an amazing character! He was always a make or break character because he does have a lot of Marty Stu characteristics but he's also very flawed and just so human. Bah I want one.


He's good looking. And he has funny facial expressions!

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Love and many doctorates,
Heliotrope.

Aug. 31st, 2010

30 day meme...days eight, nine and ten...

30 Day Music Meme

Day 01 - Your favorite song
In a Cave by Tokyo Police Club.
Day 02 - Your least favorite song
Telephone by Lady Gaga
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
I'm Yours Tonight by The Academy Is...
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad
Cancer by My Chemical Romance
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone
The Adventure by Angels and Airwaves
Day 06 - A song that reminds you of somewhere
Green Eyes by Coldplay
Day 07 - A song that you know all the words to
Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects.
Day 08 - A song that's stuck in your head
So day eight was missing from this list. So I made something up. Currently the song stuck in my head is Back Against the Wall by Cage the Elephant of Aint No Rest For the Wicked fame. If it wasn't bad enought that their first single kept getting stuck in my head, for the past little while I haven't been able to stop listening to this.
Day 09 - A song that you can dance to
The Middle by Jimmy Eat World. Which isn't a very dance-y song. But I'm not a very daance-y person. But I feel like dancing when I hear it.
Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Blue and Yellow by The Used is a nice, romantic, slow song that lulls me to sleep.
 

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30 Day Criminal Minds Meme

1. Favorite episode?
Conflicted
2. What season did you start watching?
Summer before they aired season four.
3. Favorite guest star?
Jackson Rathbone
4. Favorite female character?
Penelope Garcia
5. Least favorite female character?
Erin Staruss
6. Favorite place the BAU has visited?
New Orleans?
7. You’ve been kidnapped, and the BAU is doing victimology on you. What would they find in your room?
An artistic, open person that bounces around from place to place
8. Favorite Garcia/Morgan moment?
Season 3 Episode 9: Penelope
Morgan: Here, take this gun.
Garcia: I don't believe in guns.
Morgan: OK, trust me. They are very real. Take it.


Awh. BFFs. ♥

9. Favorite Unsub?
Adam/Amanda Jackson. If you hadn't figured that out by now.


♥ That is all.

10. Least favorite Unsub?
George Foyet. Just Ew. Ugh. But he was a great Unsub. And I guess they wrote him really well because I absolutely hate him. And if you're a CM fan and you don't. Then you're a sadist. Like him. Ugh. Nightmares.


Curse you writers! For writing such an awesomely disgusting character.

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Love and nightmares,
Heliotrope.

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