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by nartu_5 (nartu_5)
at March 25th, 2009 (11:20 am)

current mood: bored
current song: Mompha Termina - 20 Minute Loop

 I saw Milk yesterday at The Uptown. I enjoyed it, the acting was pretty darn good, though the guy Milk is constantly squabbling with was kind of weak. It had the air of a documentary about it, which I really enjoyed, it wasn't just spectacle. I like the realism in it. Uhhh, yeah.

Your guys' videos:

- I really enjoyed "Try". I might show it to my mom. She doesn't work with drug mums anymore, but she might find something in it. I'm wondering, was that actually her voice, or was it a little girl's voice? That threw me off. "Oh, but it shows how she's still a little girl on the inside". Yeah, but it still felt strange.
- My sister loves those singing plushies, I hate them. Thanks for blending it.
- Come to Daddy was cool. Kind of. Makes me glad I'm not super skinny, because that's just gross. It seemed to lack a point though. Or any sort of logic. It was cool, art for the sake of art, I guess. But I like it when there's something beyond "Oh, that's creepy, cool".

Kevin, I couldn't watch the first two videos you posted. They annoyed the hell out of me. And the bashed guy was okay. Rasied some points. But mostly I just laughed when he was trying to look all dramatic.

Jacob's Questions!

Which upcoming/recently albums are you getting excited about?

- I don't know of any.

What is your favorite kind of tea?

- Oolong teas/ Toasted Green teas/ Earl Grey teas. I hate hate hate hate white and rooibos teas, they make me feel ill.

What is your opinion on tank tops?

-On guys, big fat no. On girls? Whatever.

Do you like parent-teacher interviews?

-I can't remember the last time me or my parents went. Early Jr. high? That's probably it. Waste of time.

What is your favorite organ of the body?

- Brain because that's what makes us aware and alive. Skin is another top notch organ.

Why are my hands so fat and stubby when the rest of me isn't like that so much?

- Because the formation of the brain and the hands are related in the fetus, and because you got such a good brain, the fingers had to suffer. Alternatively, genetics. Look at the hands of your family members.

Why do gay people like drama 99.99% of the time?

- I really don't have a good answer. I think it may have to do with the fact that when guys realize that they're gay, it causes some introspection and thought on what constitutes identity and emotion. Which causes us to connect better with drama, and all forms of art. Maybe. Or, gay guys hang out more with girls generally, who are usually more inclined to like drama at a young age. Or, guys that are into drama are more likely to admit that they are gay than guys into sports/ other stuff. 

Why do we put the dollar sign before the money when we're writing, but say 'dollars' after the amount when we're talking.

-Tired old English convention.

How do I get rid of the leftover black hair stub things that remain when I shave the area of my face which is trying to be a mustache?

- I have the same problem. Waxing? Plucking? Too much work and not worth it.

Would you buy me a happy vasectomy cake?

Yes I would.

Kevin's question/challenge doesn't really have much in it, so I'm going to go with "Don't eat yellow snow".

Question: Make a few predictions about what the world will be like in fifty years.

Challenge: Go to a starbucks and order a rediculously long-named drink. I'm talking 20 words +. Document what it is, the exact face the barista gives you, and what the drink tastes like.

Bonjour Kevin [userpic]
by Bonjour Kevin (bonjourkevin)
at March 20th, 2009 (08:03 pm)

i'm a failure this week.
just go to my account because I posted it there instead of here accidently
and i am too lazy to find the video codes.

nartu_5 [userpic]
by nartu_5 (nartu_5)
at March 17th, 2009 (08:30 pm)

current mood: weird
current song: Miss Kittin Stuff

 Hey hey hey.

Uh. I've been in a really weird state of mind for the past week or so. That is, weirder than I felt before. Slowly, I'm starting to feel more connected to the world. But also more disconnected. I've started to actually feel happy again, I sat in the park and swung on the swing for half an hour with my iPod at 11:30 the other week, and it was wonderful. It was one of those super tall swings, so it felt like you could just let go and fly into the night sky. There was this one star that I kept aiming for, but I didn't make it. I've also started to feel like shit a lot more. Hiding from people, and avoiding classes because they keep acknowledging me when sometimes I just want to blend into the background. And I feel better about myself. I actually have some confidence now that I really don't have any clue what I want to do with my life. Of course, there's still the spiteful prick of my shattered plans on my feet. Sometimes I'm walking on a flat pane of glass, but sometimes I'm trudging through shards up to my calves. I listen to my library on shuffle more often now, music is amazing, it's far more inspiring than theatre I think. It doesn't seem so self-indulgent, it has a purpose, I don't have to deal with the ego unless I want to. But sometimes silence is golden, with nothing to intrude on my thoughts. I'm not so scared of people. I talk more. I put up my hand in class to add points, even when the teacher isn't asking for input. I can hold conversations with people I barely know. But sometimes, my friends terrify me. It's nice to reach out from the dead middle zone that I feel like I've been inhabiting for so long. Not by a lot, and not always, but I'm pushing the edges. Is this what it feels like to be alive?

Or am I just going fucked in the head?

I'm looking forward to University because I can have people whenever I need to, but can also have my private sanctum that no one else will invade.

Unless I get a double room, in which case I will flip shit.

Accutane is making my acne better. Hoo-hah!

Jacob's Challenge: Listen to Miss Kittin for 3 straight hours - I'm 16.5 minutes in to Rainy House. I'm actually really enjoying it, I forgot how relaxing this sort of music is.

The Webcomics that I frequent are:

Order of the Stick - http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0001.html
(Yeah I'm a geek!)

Jack - http://www.pholph.com/

Fur-Piled - http://www.liondogworks.com/fur-piled.html

I don't watch any blogs beside my Live Journal Friends page.

Kevin's Question:

My plans are as such:

Tuesday: Go to Theatre Junction Question and Answer Session.
Thursday: Band Rehearsal

Than another band rehearsal or two in there, plus Rein, Michael and I are getting together for a Magic: The Gathering party. Hoooooboy is that going to be fun! Like, actually... Some other things will happen too. Maybe a party. Maybe I'll see some other friends (I hope!). MAYBE I'LL GO GET MYSELF SOME SUSSMAN!?! Who knows? I may also plan to actually beat a video game. I'm horrible at actually finishing them. I can't think of any game besides Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that I've beaten...

Oooh boy! One less than Kevin!

My Question: What keeps the world turning for you? What gives you the desire to live at this time in your life? Besides what your future may be.

My Challenge: Link me to three awesome Youtube videos. Preferably videos made for the sake of a video, rather than a movie clip or a music video.

Bonjour Kevin [userpic]
by Bonjour Kevin (bonjourkevin)
at March 13th, 2009 (10:35 pm)

current mood: amused
current song: IGOR by Boo Radley and the Haunters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People are unpredictable and everyone is afraid of the reaction they might receive from talk to someone unfamiliar.

I have a habit of being really serious when I'm tired.
I was nice and funny all week.
It's probably not a habit that I have kicked completely but people
seemed to want to be around me more.

Did I listen to 3 hours straight of Miss Kittin?
But as a former fan I have listened to more than enough.

Really, the only blog OUTSIDE livejournal that I frequent is


and Ben's Xanga when I remember 

That was quick.
You lads on Spring Break yet?

What are your plans?


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You may be wondering why I always get ya'll to do this shit.
'cause I'm lazy.

I don't think ya'll can out-stupid me.

Bonjour Kevin [userpic]
by Bonjour Kevin (bonjourkevin)
at March 12th, 2009 (08:41 pm)

I'll write this tomorrow.
I am animating a video so I am super busy drawing not thinking.

nartu_5 [userpic]
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by nartu_5 (nartu_5)
at March 9th, 2009 (10:16 pm)

current mood: amused
current song: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

 Oh boy. This is new!

Me actually being the one person who posts in a week!

That's all I really have to say right now.

nartu_5 [userpic]
by nartu_5 (nartu_5)
at March 1st, 2009 (11:31 pm)

current mood: hopeful
current song: Glass Case Cello Case - Tattle Tale


I am in a good mood. Which is somewhat rare for me.

Jacob's Question was what are the ten most important music albums in my life.

Here they are, in no particular order. In fact, in alphabetical order based off of band name. Mu'fuckers.

Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer

She continues to be my favourite artist, of any sort, ever. She's a lot more vulnerable in this album, and a bit more frank than in most Dresden Dolls songs, but not better or worse in my opinion. Just different. She wins the prize for most dramatic opening to any album ever, I don't care what you say, the beginning of Astronaut is an orgasm. The first time I heard it, I got chills up the wazoo.

Barenaked Ladies - All Their Greatest Hits [1991-2001]

This was one of the first CDs I really listened to. I remember dancing to it in my kitchen when I was really little. Well, like, 10 or 11. LITTLE! I still love this band, even if I don't listen to them very often, I still do.

Cirque Du Soleil - Quidam

Some of the best music that has ever been created by the human race. This music gives me more visual imagery than any other music I can think of. It's so, so, so, so powerful. I partly blame this CD for my love for stranger musics. It's not difficult to listen to, but it certainly paves the road and loosens expectations. Enfants d'acier is a great song. And at times it has the coolest bass-line ever.

Diamanda Galas - Plague Mass

This is human rage and anger and meaning and frustration all condensed into a CD. Diamanda is amazing. Sometimes, she is impossible to listen to, but sometimes, I'm not sure how anyone could get by without her. She throws such passion into everything! "Aquired Immune Deficiency is HOMICIDE!" She knows how a spectacle can genuine and terrifying.

The Dresden Dolls - Dresden Dolls

Without this CD, I would probably still be listening to bad J-Pop and other shit. I'm fairly certain I'd be a totally different person without this album. Thank you Jacob for introducing me to The Dresden Dolls. Love.

Faun Fables - The Transit Rider

I love this music. I don't know why, but I hold Faun Fables somewhere close to me.

Joanna Newsom - Ys

I liked Milk-Eyed Meder. I LOVE Ys. My custom made Starbucks card says "Scrape your knee, it is only skin..." Enough said.

The Postal Service - Give Up

I don't understand how they made electronic music sound so organic. It flabbergasts me. I love this. I love his voice. Usually I'm not a huge fan of music about love, but I don't know, this seems to real.

Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters

I much prefer their first album to their second. The Scissor Sisters and The Dresden Dolls were the sprouting points of my current music taste. Once again, thank you Jacob.

Wendy McNeill - A Dreamer's Guide to Hardcore Living

Wendy McNeill has this way of touching you on the inside, that you feel sort of gently emotionally raped, but you really like it, so it's okay. She uses loop pedals and accordion too, so... The song Lutetia made me cry for no reason other than the song. The only other song that's done that was Glass Vase Cello Case by Tattle Tale... Though that one made me bawl.

Okay. I mentioned Glass Vase Cello Case.


Download it. Now. Listen to it!

I'm so close to believing that it's the perfect song. I will never try to cover it, because I'd ruin it. I'm not sure if I'd even want to hear someone else cover it because it's so perfect as it is.

Jacob''s Challenge:



When I get my political cartoons from social back, I'll post them. They took an hour to draw. Draw, not come up with. You will be underwhelmed. I can't draw. Jeff said so kindly "AN HOUR?!?!? BUT THAT'S NOT EVEN ART!!!"

Thanks buddy.

Kevin's Challenge:

Think of some ways to save money.

- Buy coffee rather than those fancy latte/ mocha things. It's less than half the price, and I find it tastes better. Plus, the baristas almost look relieved that they don't have to SLAVE over your drink.
- Work for places where you'd end up spending money so that you can get discounts. I work at ATP/OYR, and I'm part of the Theatre Junction Mentorship program. BAM! Free theatre tickets that I'd otherwise have to buy.
- Live by cash rather than plastic. That way, you can only spend the money you have. If you really need it, you'll go get the money to buy it.
- Put all of your ten dollar bills in the bank/ a jar.
- Once your bank balance hits a new hundreds digit, vow to not let that number drop (ie: once it hits $500, to never go below $500. If you have $570, you can take out $70, but if you have $620, you can only take out $20.)
- Pack food rather than buying. Replace even one meal a week in this way.
- See if you can pay friends back in favours rather than in money.

What are my three deadly sins/ heavenly virtues?

Vices, in order are:

1. Envy
2. Wrath
3. Sloth

Virtues, in order are:

1. Hope
2. Justice
3. Charity

My question is: Why do you think so many people are scared of actually talking to other human beings? Why do you think we ignore each other on the street? Why are most trains dead silent? Why is public speaking so hard?

My challenge is: Kick a bad habit. I'm starting to kick my habit of putting myself down in my head every few seconds. And it's starting to work and I'm becoming a happier person. Though, still bitterly cynical about the world. I mean, I'm still the same person.

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