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20 July 2030 @ 11:21 pm
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Comment to be added! I don't add people I know in real life, but other than that, I'm pretty accepting. If you're a decent person, shoot! (: Oh, and please let me know how you found my journal.
 
 
Current Music: U2 - Mysterious Ways | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
Maddie
30 September 2012 @ 07:09 pm
LOOLLLL HELLO.
I might use this again, but I have no clue at this point!
 
 
 
Maddie
21 March 2011 @ 08:03 am
Spring break was fun. It was pretty dull. I mostly just played Pokemon White, and yesterday, I started playing Ocarina of Time again.

That is, when Zayne wasn't keeping me from those things.

I spent a good portion of my tax refund already. Ooooops.
 
 
Maddie
15 November 2010 @ 02:42 pm
Monday
English 413A: Sociolinguistics 1:00 - 2:15
BREAK
English 412A: Linguistics 4:00 - 6:45

Tuesday
Chinese 212: Second Year Chinese II 9:30 - 10:45
Anthropology 414: Basque Culture 11:00 - 12:15
BREAK
English 414A: History of the English Language 1:00 - 2:15

Wednesday
English 413A: Sociolinguistics 1:00 - 2:15

Thursday
Chinese 212: Second Year Chinese II 9:30 - 10:45
Anthropology 414: Basque Culture 11:00 - 12:15
BREAK
English 414A: History of the English Language 1:00 - 2:15

No class on Fridays!!!!
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Maddie
02 November 2010 @ 08:40 am
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Maddie
07 September 2010 @ 04:03 pm
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I volunteered for Organizing for America this afternoon, for about an hour and a half, and I registered some folks to vote! I also got a lot of "HA" "FUCK NO" and ". . . ." . . .s.

I'm such a busy person. Damn me for not using yesterday to my advantage. Seriously, I didn't do a damn thing.
 
 
 
Maddie
19 July 2010 @ 11:32 pm
I will only here post personal stuff I don't feel comfortable sharing with the world, and/or stuff related to comms.

I will only here? I left that there to show how weird that was. I will only post personal stuff here . . . Too much Chinese, much? ANYHOODLES!

Anything not-too-personal will be relocated to tumblr. It's very my style. I can post short little things centered around a picture, or a quote, or whatever. And I enjoy it. I don't like big long-winded posts when I can post tiny little things instead, and I think that's more Tumblr-friendly than LJ-friendly.

So yeah. When I post less often, that's why. This is now more of a diary than anything. Whee!! I'll still try to keep up, but some days I just don't feel like reading my friends list. So if you get much delayed comments, that's why.
 
 
Maddie
19 July 2010 @ 12:51 am
http://oddspongeout.tumblr.com/

Since I never post here, enjoy my tumblr. I spam people about random crap and also reblog stupid things. WHEE!
 
 
 
Maddie
18 June 2010 @ 12:24 am
Inspired by mamoswine !
~~~My U2 Top Ten~~~
  • Beautiful Day [All That You can't Leave Behind]
  • I never really think of this as my favorite song by them since it's so ridiculously overplayed, but it is. It always gives me this incredible emotional reaction every time I hear it, and I love it. It can also pick me up when I'm having the worst day. That's what the lyrics are about, isn't it? Life might seem pretty shitty, but there is always something good to see? 
    Plus, uh, I still have an attachment to the video and the airplanes and the stupidity. But that's not why I listed it - it's just worth mentioning.

  • Exit [The Joshua Tree]
  • I almost put this at number seven, but then I realized just how much I loved it and quickly bumped it up. "40" will have to suck it up and be a big boy.
    Exit. . . Exit . . . Where do I begin? When I first bought The Joshua Tree back in 2005, I hated it. I always restarted the CD by the time "One Tree Hill" ended, because I hated both this and "Mothers of the Disappeared." Maybe I wasn't mature enough to look past the more conventional light rock songs? Gosh, I don't know. It wasn't until a year or two ago that I really started to love it, and for reasons I previously hated it. It's not a normal rock song by any means. The music starts out calm and then builds up to this pretty intense climax (in comparison to the rest, anyway) before falling back and ending extremely calm and quiet. It's more like a story than a rock song, with the traditional rising action, climax, resolution, and falling action plot. Then the "lyrics" aren't really lyrics at all. They're not lyrical. They're more like a free verse poem. A free verse poem thrown into a wordless short story. That's how I see Exit.

    As I was writing this, I wrote it with Exit in slot 3. After raving about it, I have to move it up to slot 2. I just forgot how much I love it.  In fact, I better leave now before I think about things for too long and move it up to number one. In fact, just consider these two a tie.

  • Ultraviolet (Light My Way) [Achtung Baby!]
  • I don't know why, but I absolutely love this song. It used to make me think of one of my exes for some reason I can't even put my finger on, but I'm very over said ex by now and still love it, so who knows.

  • Running to Stand Still [The Joshua Tree]
  • I also came super close to putting "Bad" on here, since apparently I like songs about heroin addiction. I think this can transfer well into any sort of sorrow or dark place, once you ignore "suffer the needle chill" and stuff. Like, "eyes painted red" could easily be blood-shot eyes from crying and not from drugs, etc. And I love the simple, quiet, and slow music. It all works beautifully.
    This got me through some tough times when I was really depressed in the spring of 2009.

  • With or Without You [The Joshua Tree]
  • It's a very pretty song and all, but I mainly love it because it was the first U2 song I liked, and it is responsible for my little fandom in general. This is thanks to local radio, Yahoo music, and the fact Friends plays it in two episodes. Haha. 

  • City of Blinding Lights [How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb]
  • Like Ultraviolet, I can't explain why I love this song so much, but I do and I always have. It was love at first listen. A big part of me really likes opening songs in the 2000s tours ("Elevation" and "Breathe" barely missed the cut - sorry, guys!), so maybe that's it? It's inevitable?

  • "40" [War]
  • It's a freaking psalm. To music. With some extra stuff. And it's gorgeous. Tell me you don't like this song and I'll tell you you're not a true U2 fan. Uh. . . just. . . kidding?

  • Stay (Far Away, So Close!) [Zooropa]
  • See "Ultraviolet" and "City of Blinding Lights." Though this one doesn't have light in the title, so that's a change!
    . . . Except for the first lyric, SHUT UP!!!
    In another unrelated video note, I love the video for this song. It's so lovely! I want freaking U2 guardian angels, okay!?

  • Walk On [All That You Can't Leave Behind]
  • Ultraviolet, COBL, Stay. . .

  • Two Hearts Beat as One [War]
  • So apparently, I can only express my love for half of this list in words. I'm sure that's enough to bore you all anyway, haha!

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Maddie
16 June 2010 @ 07:18 pm
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Um. . . A lot of people, apparently.
I find it odd that the release date in its COUNTRY OF ORIGIN is behind the release date in various countries, including ohhhhhhhhhh this one. Now.

I wasn't expecting much of this movie, because I am skeptical about sequels as a whole. Good sequels = The Empire Strikes Back and um. . . Um. . . . Um. . . . .
But I always have to see Pixar movies in theaters. I always have. I almost didn't with Cars and even then, I did. And I'm glad I never broke that, hahahaha. I never really felt the need to see them on their release date, though. I'm not that hardcore. I basically saw it today because a) I have the day off from school b) I have nothing else to do on this so called "FESTIVAL" day c) I'm a bitch and want to rub it in my fellow countrymen's faces. And so I did.

I was pretty happy to not be the only childless adult in the theater. In fact, there was only one family with a kid. This makes a lot of sense, since I saw the English version. Small children can't read enough to understand the subtitles, nor do they know enough English to just watch the movie. I was surrounded by other purists who believe movies should not be watched in dubbed form. The only difference? Our passports.

The subtitles were DISTRACTING! But I guess that's good, 'cause I did learn a bit from when my eyes wandered, pfft.

Spoilers under cut! If you see it and are excited, come back in a couple days so we can discuss!!!Collapse )