pandora_ravenfrost: (feminism)
I'm running out of titles... )









pandora_ravenfrost: (nihon)
Am I completely insane if this reminds me of Finntroll? Not for everything, but little things here and there... yeah I'm insane. Sounds totally like avant garde symphonic black metal now.... bleh... but it's from Japan so I'm totall biased. Ahhh there's the Finntroll like bit again...

pandora_ravenfrost: (pic#594055)
 ...yes I will inflict this upon you.

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No .
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages/comments you and asks. And believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming... things are not exactly as they seem.
3. It is harder than it looks, but NO explanations !!! You will want to... but don't!!!

1,2,3,4 Gohan! :P )
pandora_ravenfrost: (book)


That is all.
Oh, Kaichou wa Maid sama ending= many many lose ends... but still cute.

pandora_ravenfrost: (nihon)
 ... maybe crossposted on lj, let's see how that works...

And there we go again... )


pandora_ravenfrost: (strawberry glasses)
I finished at 3:15 today which is completely outrageous (in a good way) for a sunday. :) This means I'll have a big fat free evening because I managed to finish all my work of last week yesterday (yay for procrastinating fridays) -I finished ridiculously early too- and because I'm not slowly disentegrating myself in tiny little pieces due to exhaustion so I'll be able to stay up be a dork and watch some anime. And surprise surprise, I got to sleep a total of 14 hours over the week end, which is way more than I can say of the past week ends.

In other news, The Birthday Massacre -band which I easily got bored of a few years back- managed to catch my interest once more with their new album. I only listened to little snippets this mornging, but the album seems a little heavier (but not actually heavy, it is only some kind of gothic synth-pop after all) and the colors also seem more vibrant (that's the synesthesia talking)

I'm liking this video a lot: :)



Therion?

Sep. 15th, 2010 04:54 pm
pandora_ravenfrost: (Gitah)
I never really liked Therion... somehow I always thought it wasn't intense enough for symphonic metal and that it lacked something... a kind of bad Haggard maybe. But the new song isn't bad. I would like heavier stuff, but I'll probably listen to the album when it comes out.


Otherwise, it seems I've dealt with my workload pretty quickly today because it's only five and I'm posting about music and watching anime already. Oh well, I welcome the break, I couldn't take anymore reading anyway and looks like I'll be able to finish Dubliners on time too. Two big reading periods will probably do the trick, which I was planning tomorrow anyway.
pandora_ravenfrost: (sakura)

Your result for The Golden Compass Daemon Test...

Quiet Loner Soul

 

You are a quiet, solitary kind of person. You probably rely on your few close friends or family members to get you out of the house occasionally, or you would probably forget to leave. You don't like big crowds of people, or being in new social situations, because they make you feel uncomfortable and you get tired very quickly. You need to spend some time alone in front of a computer, book, or television to recharge after expending all of that social effort! You have a lot of personal projects that you like to spend time working on.
 

You don't spend much time talking about yourself or your emotions. Your close friends and family probably have to try and remember to ask you directly about your feelings, and even then you probably just smile or shrug a lot of the time. People who don't know you well probably forget that you even have emotions at all, because you never get angry or upset. Really, though, you just don't think of your emotions as being important. It doesn't even occur to you to call someone and complain about your day, or to retaliate when someone insults you. You march to the beat of your own drum, and you don't really care that much when other people think. You are calm and logical in nature, and reacting emotionally to things simply doesn't come naturally to you. Perhaps you have been hurt or embarrassed in the past, which makes you afraid to share your feelings. Or maybe you are just naturally that way.
 

At the same time, you are not uncaring, and you are aware of the feelings of other people around you. When a close friend or a family member is going through a rough time, you are sympathetic and probably wish you knew how to make it better.
 

Your daemon's form would reflect your solitary, calm, logical nature, but would not be aggressive or intimidating in appearance. He or she would probably spend time talking to you constructively about how to solve problems, or simply watching over your shoulder while you indulge in your hobbies.
 

Suggested form:
Lizard, Gecko, Manatee, Tree Kangaroo, Grass Snake.
 

Take The Golden Compass Daemon Test at HelloQuizzy

pandora_ravenfrost: (Gitah)
Maybe this week won't be as packed as the last... 

Let's see...

Because I'm sure this doesn't interest anyone anyway... )
pandora_ravenfrost: (feminism)
 ... taken from[personal profile] starstrider 

If your life were a movie...

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing (excluding instrumentals)
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

A real update to come sometime today!

The Art of Procrastination... )
pandora_ravenfrost: (Yui)
 ... Because from what the past two weeks made me feel, I think I'm overdoing it. Tuesday my body decided to go on strike (probably because I'm not giving it enough food for all the stuff I do during the day) and I couldn't do my workout. At the mere notion of physical activity (a few minutes on a machine I often use), I was literally seeing stars and feeling really sick. I had to go back home and then I had a big meal (with lots of sugar). Also, I think that reading near a hundred pages each day of academic stuff (ie. 4-6 hours a day of intense concentration if it isn't more) isn't helping. And I have classes (only two though) and extra curricular activities aaand a part time job. So what I am going to do is reduce the reading. I'm going to read 2 big things instead of 4 chuncks of different things (30-40 pages each). Now I'm done with the companions for Wollstonecraft and Austen, so that's good. Vindication is going well, but it would go even better if Wollstonecraft didn't write is such a ranting and cluttered way. For her time, she has really good ideas, but it would have done the Vindication good if it was more organized (reading this for a long time practically makes you dizzy). I've also re-started Northanger Abbey, and oh my goodness the irony! Sometimes I don't get why Austen was considered such a conservative author, because she's criticizing an awful lot here. Probably because she does all of this really subtely and through the domestic novel (again irony much?).

Anyway, all of this to say that from now on, on fridays I'm shutting myself off and won't do any heavy work. And I will also allow myself to go out (without feeling guilty because I'm not working), which I rarely allowed myself before. So today because of some miracle it didn't rain and I got to discover fanamanga. The place is really cute (I had onigiri and bubble tea for lunch :)) and also allows people to read and do some work, so it's kind of a shop and a cafe at the same time. I also got a new bag because it was very kawaii a few of my bags have something broken on it or are just plain annoying to carry. Like the bag I bring to uni... This bag is small and everything fits in it too. I also read more of Northanger Abbey while I was there somuch for not doing any work at all.

This evening I have a meeting with some of the people of the anime club to start organizing the Halloween party. Apparently it will be really big because it will involve three clubs. So life right now? Isogashi, isogashi!!

pandora_ravenfrost: (Default)
How about a little power metal cheese?




Week plan

Sep. 6th, 2010 11:45 am
pandora_ravenfrost: (dark angel)
 I figured  that each week, I'd write a plan of all the things going on during the week to help keep me organized. So here are my goals for this week:
- Read the essay on the Irish Revival for Joyce class
- Finish the Wollstonecraft companion
- Finish the Austen companion
- Read as much as possible in the Vindication
- Start Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility
- Write my text for the fanzine of the anime club *needs to be done by wednesday*
- Try to see if I can go to the anime convention in October
- Go and see what Fanamanga is all about *if weather allows... I'm practically sure to get lost before I find the place*
- anime club meeting wednesday evening which is...
-... at the same time as the new uni year show. *The only thing I really want to check out is Die Mannequin, which is quite late in the evening, so I can probably do both*
-  Read some more material on Ireland for Joyce class
- find time to go to the gym at least twice
- general assembly for the anime club

Aaaand it's only the second week of class! I know I added club activities to my schedule, but still... normally it doesn't get this busy until much later...


Yes!

Sep. 4th, 2010 05:01 pm
pandora_ravenfrost: (sawako-chan)
This is it folks, I have finally moved into posting here and I will soon link my new online Home of Rants to livejournal and facebook so everyone can know where to find me. And I must say, creating this page, as simple as it looks, was very time consuming and I admit, I had to forcefully bang my head against my desk several times in order to make it look appealing in the least. Even though I enjoy the smallness of Dreamwidth compared to livejournal, the former still hasn't aquired all the layouts and anime graphics a proud Otaku such as myself needs to feel at home online.

But enough of my Internet angst. As certain of you might have heard me complain of before, Quebec city is absolutely dreadful in the manner of providing us metal heads with our albums on time, so I was most pleasantly surprised when on my way back from work I found that Tarja Turunen's new album was already on the tabelts. This being said, stop whatever you're doing and go get this album. Now!, I highly recommend this album to everyone. Even I, with my high expectations for this album, was impressed (and naturally, managing to get my squeeing hands on the limited two disc edition only made things better). What Lies Beneath is quite different from its predecessor in all ways and does not even compare to it quality wise, since several artistic improvements have been made. First, it is a metal album. It seems to me as if the volume of the electric guitars were suddenly tuned up and unrestrained and the same goes for the symphonic arrangements and the choirs. There are a lot less ballads on the album, which makes it more compact and to the point. But one thing that the ballads have on WLB that were absent from MWS is intensity (I'm particularly thinking of Rivers of Lust when writing this: this song, even though deprived of heavy guitars has at least as much impact on the listener as the heavier songs of the album). Finally, the last element which makes this album so much better than the previous one is cohesion. Unlike MWS, it doesn't shift from one point to another without linking any of it,but sticks to one general idea.

And that Whitesnake cover is just awesome. Heavy choirs and symphonic arrangements in Still of the Night makes me speechless.

And because that post wouldn't be complete without some video spammage...




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… And at 6:15 this morning I was woken by the sounds of the initiations that had already started (though it’s an improvement, because if I remember correctly last year the noise began at 5:30 in the morning). So I got up –way earlier than I intended- to cheesy dance music from my elementary school days and the sight of people in crazy costumes out the window. That’s the beginning of a new semester for you. Ironically, when I got out –at around 9- all the music had stopped and there wasn’t a sound except for normal noises and an occasional outburst of cheering here and there. With that, I got my agenda and I’m proud to announce that the Graduate agendas don’t look so ugly as the undergrad ones. I also joined the anime club on a whim, let’s see how much time I’ll have to actually go to the meetings (I need to express my inner Otaku:P).

Later today I also have my first James Joyce class. When I was at my parents’ I managed to read Portrait of a Young Man without it being too painful, so I don’t know how this class will be or if I’ll understand anything of the novel… Ulysses has a reputation of being difficult. And I also need to get information on how the research classes will work. Speaking of that, I’m seriously thinking about changing the topic of my thesis and going back to what I was thinking about when I first applied to the Masters program. This time, I would like to do something about women in literacy in 19th century England through the gothic and victorian genres using Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Mary Wollstonecraft’s essays. But I don’t know if I can change my mind, because I wrote my application with the African American project in mind, so maybe I’m expected to do that. Either way will be fine, but I’m more attracted to the gothic and the Victorian.

I’m hungry… I guess I’ll eat something.

 

 

pandora_ravenfrost: (Default)
And I can't tell you how happy that makes me! Today I had my last day of full time work, so I can officially start having a life again from tomorrow. ::D Classes start on the 30th so I'm going to spend next week at my parents' like I do every summer. Lots of sleeping, reading and eating will be involved. And I'm going to take lots of pictures. Maybe I'll post a few here, but I'm thinking that I'll move all my pictures and lists to Windows Live Spaces (tell me if you want to be added) and keep my blog here. I deleted a few accounts in the past week and now I'm trying to keep as little as possible. Also, while I'm at my parents', I'll initiate myself to James Joyce and read A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, because I'll be taking a Joyce class this semester. I'm not sure if I'll understand much of Ulysses but I'll try. And that's about all there is to reporp for me at the moment.

Freedom feels nice. :)
pandora_ravenfrost: (Default)
 I finally have a new computer! And it feels so good! Lately, constantly going on campus to check my mail was getting annoying, especially if I finished work late... So anyway, my parents came over today and my dad installed all the last little things that needed installing. Then I redownloaded everything I had on my old computer (like msn, last fm and so on...) and now I'm starting to get some of my music back. I like Windows 7, it's so much more practical than Vista. :)
pandora_ravenfrost: (Default)
And you can't imagine how relieved that makes me! :) Yesterday I checked for the other language courses and ended up picking Italian (pastaaaaaaaaaa! :P). This will be much much easier on me. Firstly because I'm returning to a good old Indo-European language, with it's logic grammar and everything placed where it's supposed to. Also, it's a Latin language and I already have some experience with those since my mother tongue is French and I studied Spanish for three years. And it's the first elementary course, whereas the Japanese course would have been the first advanced one... that would have meant lots and lots of work at home and pressure to learn everything and I get the feeling just doing my Masters will be stressful enough so I don't want to add on to it. And finally, the class is in the afternoon instead of the evening, so I'll be feeling a lot less drained when it's over.

In other news I'm thinking of deleting lots of my online accounts before I get a new computer. Like myspace, tumblr, twitter and Interpals. The first three I never use and for the other I won't be looking for new pals until next summer, so I don't really need it. Also, even if I'll have a computer at home again soon I still want to diminuish the time I spend on the Internet and do other things.

Hmmm... I think my earphones are failing me again...
pandora_ravenfrost: (Default)
I'm having an unexpected day off today, so I have time to write and read my friends page (for a change!). Sorry I haven't been commenting much, but with my work schedule and the fact that I don't have a computer at home, sometimes I've been rushing for time. This week should be quieter though.  I'm free today and if things don't change I'm supposed to be off tomorrow and wednesday too. It's almost too good to be true, I'm sure work is going to call for me to come in tomorrow or wednesday...

So anyway, I'm glad that all of this will be over in about two weeks and that I'll be able to come back to my normal life. I got my papers for next semester and everything is ok... though - yes I'm very last minute- I'm seriously considering picking another language course instead of Japanese. The more I think of having another semester of it and the more I feel depressed. I'm going to check what classes still have room in them and the cost of the books and see what I can do...

And my parents got me a new computer! :D Finally! :) They are still installing stuff on it, but I should have it in about two weeks when my dad starts his holiday. Then my parents will come over and install everything. :) I'm very much looking forward to having a computer at home again, it gets annoying to leave home everytime I want to use the Internet... and I will be able to start seriously rebuilding my music collection, so YAY! :) (Though I still want to buy more cds...)

And that's about it for me a the moment... the weather is making me sleepy...
pandora_ravenfrost: (Default)
... taken from [livejournal.com profile] unsp0ken_fear 
A real update will follow by the end of the week! :)


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