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.