It was a nice day.
All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn't been invented yet. But clouds massing east of Eden suggested that the first thunderstorm was on its way, and it was going to be a big one.
Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
-Some other stuff regarding senior year.
-Have a shot at a B in Calc this 9-week period. I guess that's a good thing...
-I'm a QuestBridge finalist! I can has Yale or Standford, plz?
-I got to carve a pumpkin at school with my lovely friends.
-I watched my dearest fluidic play World of Warcraft and gorged myself on pizza afterward.
-wonderment has got me watching Playful Kiss, an adorable Korean drama.
-I'll be visiting my aunt and uncle in Texas next week!
-I talked to my Spanish cousin today over the phone.*
*In fact, I have a whole slew of cousins in Spain I've never talked to before. The one from today was a 12-year-old girl, who didn't seem very interested in the conversation, heheh. There's one closer to my age. Carlos, 18. Supposedly, he and I got along famously at ages two and one, respectively. Haven't seen him since then, sadly. -sigh- His accent must be pretty hot. Oh, don't give me that look. We're technically second cousins. >.>
Damn it all, I'm going to fucking persevere if it's the last goddamn thing I do, because I've destroyed myself over the last four years for this, and just like Harry Jekyll, I can see that wanton brutishness in my graying face and think that perhaps everyone can see it, too. That's why she foreshadowed this. I had over a month, really, to turn in that application. I've had weeks to learn the material for Monday's Calculus test, and I've had since the beginning of the school year to get my shit together. But that's just me. Vain, plain, and lazy.
I'll keep this rant short, because at the moment I am able to see things clearly. I've got the Gates Millennium Scholarship application open in a tab, people who still respect me, time. Bless me, for once I have time.
Who could have guessed that all those who placed orderliness and ambition over natural talents and cleverness were actually in the right?
1. Pass Calculus
2. Get all my applications out.
I knew, even before the Geek Squad man had spoken, that little Rebeka was never going to see my German USB hub again! Indeed, my wee HP Pavilion Slimline desktop is now ready for computer Heaven; her motherboard has died, like a teenage girl's brain after a car crash.
I have lost everything. It smarts like the death of a dozen newborn Chihuahuas. Worst of all is that Rebeka was my only connection to people that I love deeply. r_uoi and burstinggirl ! My loves! And fegie , I will never get to properly talk to you.
Life is going to be very dark and sad from now on.
(Writing from Steven and Matthew's house.)
The Magik Door opened slowly, very slowly, as though what stood behind it was much too cool and awesome for little Clarice to comprehend. She quickly tired of its teasing and yanked the Door-Nobb with all the force of her chubby arms.
All at once, she wondered who this teenage!Clarice was and what she might be like. She envisioned a tall, beautiful lioness with flowing chestnut hair and--and boobies. And she'd be a clever talker like her father, too!
Light blinded her--and then it was all suddenly dim.
"Oh, hey." a low, flat voice greeted her. Clarice studied her older self for a moment.
There's a reason why this is so late--2/19/09 was the first time I was exposed to Hetalia. Obsessions have incubation periods. A year ago today, I'd probably still be exploring Youtube for more on this "Hetalia" business.
My First Encounter
I was admittedly a bit disappointed when I found out there was a show about anthropomorphisms of countries. Towards the end of freshman year, I'd toyed around with a similar idea (only the nations weren't nearly as cute) and will upload an old comic if I find one. I felt awefully silly.
The first Heta-video I ever watched. I hadn't gathered my bearings on LJ yet, so I didn't have access to the main comm--or the canon material. Thus, I learned about the show by watching MAD after MAD after MAD. There was something so fucking amazing about Hetalia during that first month. Regretably, that amazingness isn't there anymore.
This is still a guilty pleasure, even though it makes no fucking sense.
My favorite pairing was US/Canada, because, IRL, it seemed the most practical, and I had shipped it in my own little human!countries story.
Mith and Puel and Fanfiction
So I was through with videos for a while. I wanted substance. I still couldn't find much of the source material, still hadn't found the main community, but I somehow ended up at mithrigil and puella_nerdii 's fanfiction archive.
I now realize how much influence they had over my perception of Hetalia. I ate up their headcanon and became very knowledgeable about the fanon, though I was unaware that it was fanon.
But I explored FF.net, found the main comm, and met a special girl, r_uoi
I was still busy making OCs for the rest of the UK (because my obsession with the Celtic nations still came first), when I stumbled across an interesting post.
There were plenty of lols to be had and lots of headcanon to be shared.
Well, she's just one of the good things to come of being in the Hetalia fandom. Others are burstinggirl , moonlighten fanfiction, the kink meme, the TvTropes page. ...and many many more!
A Lovely Relationship Reaches the Seven Year Itch.
I'm not saying it's time for a fandom switch, but I just don't get as excited about the show as I used to. I still love it, though, and I'll probably hold out until Hidekaz makes an Ireland or a Scotland or something. But they aren't allowed to look like this:
This took me so long to make. I'm such a loser sometimes.