Getting Into Cosplay (Again)

I had this idea a few months ago that basically involved me doing some sort of cosplay.

So my dad bought this blond wig in ebay for 33 dollars (this includes shipping). It arrived a few days before I was supposed to go to my friend’s house. And you can guess what we did for pretty much the entire time.

Oh, and let’s not forget Literacy Week. For two hundred pesos worth of books from Scholastic, I became Rose Lalonde (blond wig hastily shoved on my head + mouth caked in black lipstick = close enough…) for a few minutes. Then the wig started sliding off and my hair started poking out. People watched me dip my finger into my wig to make it cover my hairline; it became so humiliating that I had to borrow my friend’s fedora at one point.

I got out of cosplay for a while.

Well, I guess the fire’s started again. Figuratively. I want to be Kanaya Maryam this time. And thank goodness the wig is black. I haven’t ordered it yet but it’s pretty nice.

Next is the costume.

I didn’t say I’d make it, though. I’m useless at sewing; my fingers just won’t cooperate. You can ask people. Whoever they are, they will probably agree with me.

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Amanda Todd

So I’ve been reading up on her ever since people started talking about her.

Yeah, I know. What the guy did was very, very wrong. You weren’t born to lurk around the Internet and threaten some poor girl with a picture of her breasts unless she gave you a show. And neither was the dude. What her peers did wasn’t right, either. They shouldn’t have bullied her, and they shouldn’t have taken her past against her. What’s past is past. But I think some fault lies with Amanda, too.

Bottom line: she shouldn’t have flashed her breasts. “But she was only seventh grade! She didn’t know any better!” Actually, she did. Unless you want to be a porn star or a prostitute sometime in the near future, you won’t do that, will you? I understand why her peers would see her as a whore, all because of one mistake she made.

But did she really HAVE to sleep with a guy who already had a girlfriend? Love has no bounds, you may say, but it does. As the famous Bible verse says:

“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

I don’t know if this makes sense, but this is how I see it. If, by loving someone, you are taking love from someone else, then that’s not love. That’s something else. I don’t know what it is exactly, but… I don’t know. 

But even if your boyfriend slept with someone he wasn’t supposed to sleep with, beating that girl to near death isn’t a good excuse. It’s unjustifiable. Perhaps it’s because I don’t see it firsthand in my school, but I just don’t understand.

Well, I also don’t understand why Amanda Todd’s suicide has attracted and continues to attract so much attention. I get that she was a bullied teen who killed herself (a permanent solution to a temporary problem) but there are so many other people out there like her. There are a lot of teenagers committing suicide because of bullying, and there are even more that are quite close to that point. 

Amanda Todd’s death doesn’t make her an angel or a role model. What happened to her was very unjust, sure. It shouldn’t have happened. But suicide is not a good option to present to kids out there who get bullied every single day.

Why don’t we just stop hating each other? We all make mistakes. We’re all broken parts of a whole. 

Well, anyway, I just hope that wherever Amanda is, she’s finally at peace.

The Perks of Being an Acne Sufferer

There are absolutely none.

So like I was talking to my mom a while ago. She’d insisted on tying my hair in a ponytail and pinning my bangs back, both of which are things I don’t do. I have really bad skin, see, and it’s not as bad as people say or think it is. It’s much worse.

I just don’t get how my classmates could have hair all over their entire face and not have it break out into pimples. I just don’t get why I got so annoyed at our batch valedictorian who’d chimed in with “So guys, get rid of all the pimples! Wash your face, okay?” when we were talking about our upcoming competition.

Maybe it’s because she was wrong.

If I followed her advice, my skin would be GLOWING. It would be majestic, the skin of a goddess. But no. If you have skin like mine, then it’s not about puberty or hormones anymore. It’s about your genes and you can’t just get rid of all your acne by washing your face.

Yes, I know you get it. It really sucks to have skin like mine, and I know I shouldn’t be typing furiously about it because I can’t do anything about it.

But I get this feeling inside of me every time I look at the faces of my classmates. My stomach twists in envy each time I overhear a friend complaining about her appointment with her dermatologist. 

If I could just scrub my face with water and solve all my problems, then believe me, I’d be doing that every hour. People who can afford to do that don’t know how lucky they are. 

I have to splash random crap on my face and THEN rub all sorts of medicine on it. All prescribed by Ms. Dermatologist, thank you. Add that with my quite unappealing chest and back, and suddenly you’d be staring at a huge mound of money that can practically pay for your electricity bill. Go figure.

Rant over. I mean, there are people out there dying of cancer or getting hit by their husbands or whatever and here I am complaining about my skin problems. Yes, yes, I drew some bad luck when I got born (writers can kill me for that sentence just now). I guess it was really nice to just let some steam out. Thanks for putting up with this really useless one.

Nerd Word

So I was on Twitter and I just saw this thing. Some person I followed complained about looking like a nerd because she wore braces and glasses. Words cannot describe the wrongness of this.

Firstly, why do braces and glasses automatically make you a nerd? Glasses = bad vision. Braces = bad teeth. I don’t wear braces (and I only wear glasses in school). This doesn’t immediately make me NOT a nerd. I could STILL be a nerd, and vice versa.

Secondly, why is it BAD to be a nerd? I actually like the sound of that word. Nerd rhymes with word, and I love that word. Word is a very nice word. Back to the topic, though, I don’t get it. So what if you like… um, indulging in activities that your peers find peculiar. It doesn’t make YOU peculiar. It just makes you different, and yes, I assure you, that is a good thing.

Okay, I’m sleepy. Sembreak starts today, and ends a few weeks from now, which means I can stay up until midnight if I want to. The things I do… I can imagine it now.

“How was your sembreak?”
“Unproductive.”
“You’re joking.”
“No.”
“What did you do?”
“Ship characters really hard and make them have really cute babies. Oh and Rosemary–”
“Shut up!”
“No.”

Yay crappy drawings!

OH YES ROSEMARY

Like a Grammar Nazi

You’ve got to be kidding me.

So in English class, we were studying adverbs and well, I just don’t know what to say. My classmate raised her hand and asked my teacher, “So, Teacher, pen is an adverb?” The whole class burst in a fit of giggles, except for maybe me. I guess it’s not normal for me to not laugh, but really?

Pen? An adverb?

And later, in Social Studies, that very same classmate asked, “So did the Americans teach English or did they teach with English?” I don’t have anything against her, but well, can you learn English with your teacher speaking some other language?

I sure can’t. I guess I’m practically living proof that you can’t learn a language if your teacher is speaking another. I’ve been studying Chinese for several years and I still can’t compose anything without turning to Google Translate for help. Yay, me.

Oh yeah, it’s dictionary day today! I nearly forgot.

The first English dictionary was written in 1755. The longest word without an e is floccinaucinihilipilification. The only word that has a, b, c, d, e, and f in it is feedback. The only word that ends in mt is dreamt.

At this rate, I think I’ll end up majoring in English. Why not? It sounds interesting…

Newly Discovered Mind Powers

I should be doing a school project. I sent my mom a text saying that I needed the computer for a school project, which is true. (Dammit, powerpoint homework!) I’m supposed to burn it on a CD, apparently, because my teacher’s laptop’s infected with some kind of virus.

Well, I really lucked out today, didn’t I? My PC’s CD drive magically stopped working, and my computer won’t recognize any CD you shove into it. I know, I tried. Sigh.

Anyway, have you heard about Homestuck? It’s this really cool webcomic, and it’s really, REALLY good. I’ve been extremely preoccupied (trying not to use the word obsessed) with it ever since my friend sent me a message and told me to continue reading after finishing Act 1. It sucked up my entire summer, all in 5000 or so pages. Go figure.

It’s about this kid named John and his friends and they play a game and it turns out that it’s not really a game and basically there’s just a lot of dying and resurrecting and kissing.

BREATHE. Was that really just one sentence? Yes, by the looks of it, it was. My English teacher would be quite ashamed… oh well. So I took this god tier test (spoilers for Homestuck) and my aspect was mind.

I scored highest on intelligence. You’ve got to be kidding me. Of all people, me? I’m the kind of person who gets good grades in the seatworks but nearly fails in the actual quiz. Surely, you jest!

“The Mind aspect seems to be related to thoughts and decisions of individuals. Terezi was able to see what decisions will be made, and the outcomes of such decisions with her Seer of Mind powers. Heroes of the Mind aspect seem to also be able to communicate with the otherwise-undetectable “dream splinters” that dreaming players create in dream bubbles. Mind seems to be the antithesis of Heart, given that it is associated with logic and reasoning.” (MSPA Wiki)

I took the class test, too. I got 4w3, meaning I’m a page. According to thepageofhopes’s title test guide, pages need to learn to get out of the background and showcase themselves.

Well, I’m not complaining. I suppose this is true, in my case.

Page of Mind. Why not? It has a nice ring to it. I think. My only problem is the god tier outfit. I mean, come on. Who wants to go all god tier in their underwear, especially if you’re female? I certainly don’t.

Flying Spiders

So I went into the shower and found some kind of eight-legged insect staring down at me from the ceiling.

At least, I THOUGHT it was eight-legged. I don’t know. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t. It looked like a spider to me. But all of a sudden, the… the thing flew. I don’t know; are spiders supposed to fly?

The arachnophobia’s coming in.

Anyway, this wordpress thing… I don’t know. It’s so different from tumblr (but then again, tumblr’s not really much of a word blog; just my observation). I just can’t seem to get it to work the way I want it to.

Well, I guess I could say the same thing about life. So can so many other people, I suppose.

Today, I read a section in a book called “Criminal Book Conspectus.” I have no idea what conspectus means, but I suppose that’s what dictionaries are for.

conspectus (kuhn-spek-tuhs) n.(dictionary.com)

1. a general or comprehensive view; survey.
2. a digest; summary; résumé

I guess we should use the first meaning.

Anyway, the section was all about slander, oral defamation, and gossip. Mostly about the third one. It went like this:

4. Gossiping is oral defamation if a defamatory fact is imputed to another. If there is no such imputation, it can still be intriguing against honor (Art. 364). Intriguing entails secret plots, trickery, strategy, and so forth (People vs. Fontanilla, CA, 56 O.G. 193), but if there is a defamatory imputation, the crime is slander, and the act of intriguing is absorbed therein. 

Okay, I’ll be honest with you. The first time I read this, I got this feeling. Like, why am I even reading this? But then I realized that if this was true, if gossiping really is a crime if you mean to hurt someone, then a lot of people in school would be in juvy or rehab or something.

Just a thought.