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Like Hell ‘Satan’ Isn’t Pronounced ‘Satin’ July 18, 2010

Posted by Charith in Observations.
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This post has nothing to do with the way one of the devil’s names ought to be pronounced, but yes, I used to think ‘Satan’ sounded the same as ‘satin’, or if I wanted to shake things up a little, ‘Saturn’. However it was only when I read the name, I had heard “Saytan” (more like Saiyan, am I right?) several times.

Cute memories of my childhood foolishness aside, I have a bit of a bone to pick with people who use phrases with the simile “… like hell” or the metaphor “… as hell” oh-so flippantly. Get off your high horses, you gentry knights with your fancy lances. You know I love you, but you really need to change your ways, otherwise we’ll just go into another age of the Crusades. Planet of the Apes > the Crusades (you try beating ape people who look like Michael Jackson.)

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Reiteration of Something You Use To Do. July 17, 2010

Posted by Swifty in Music.

Yes, I’m writing a post. Yes, I know its been, like, forever. Yes, I know, I’m sorry for being gone for so long. A thousand apologies, our fine, fine readers.

As you know, I’m an avid fan of the sort of entertainment that flows through speakers and into our eardrums. And I know what you’re thinking. “Stop watching porn.”, but I can assure you that’s not the entertainment I am talking about. I’m talking about music, and only recently, have I been so goddamn attached to it again. I don’t mean like, if I don’t listen to it I’ll die. No no no. Nothing of the kind. More the appreciation for one’s blood, sweat and tears meaning a lot to a lot of people.


Gotta love it.


Oral is the Best July 8, 2010

Posted by Charith in Music, Observations.

What can I say? I’m a fan. So it’s around five minutes to two in the AM, but I’ve been studying for eleven hours and now I need to relieve myself. If you don’t like it, I’m not forcing you to read. In the same strain, however, please don’t go or I might get lonely. This is how I capture all my prey.

I’m not sure how many you have tried it, but singing out loud is a wonderful feeling. Even if you’re like me and can’t actually sing as defined by social standards and duplicate reality TV shows, it just feels so right.

Woman - now with a built-in kitchen!

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I Love My Robots Furry July 5, 2010

Posted by Charith in Music.

In Soviet Russia, robots love you furry. Well, it’s not like I have the time to be doing this, I could be better spending it by doing English past papers, but I need some stress relief and I need to make this post because it’s been on my mind for almost a week now.

As most of you by now know, I listen to K-pop (i.e. Korean pop) quite avidly. As a result, I’ve lost a lot of contact with Western music. I have to say that I’ve really missed songs in which I understand the lyrics, even though I usually don’t care for them anyway. I actually used to watch videos of Korean idols performing covers of Western songs to try getting my fix, sadly enough. I’d laugh at all their mispronunciations because the phonetics of the Korean language are different than in English. If you’ve ever watched the Korean History Channel on Youtube, you would. If you haven’t, well today’s your lucky day.

It’s really not that good, pretty lame to tell you the truth, but it is quote-worthy. It’s fine, it gets hyped up by those who watch it, especially the Caucasians. Really, this is just a distraction an introduction.

Last week, feeling down in the dumps about all the K-pop I listen to, I went about finding Western music, or more accurately, non-Korean music. It was a magical experience.

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God Bless Ozmerica! July 5, 2010

Posted by Charith in Events.

Just a quick post to wish all Americans a very happy July 4th AKA Independence Day! Sure, I totally guessed yesterday when I asked my yankee buddies if it was celebrating that day and hey-ho, what do you know, I was right. Cool runnings.

Credit: JPH!P Forum

Despite all the foolish and generally frowned upon antics of America as a whole (trust me, this is what we spend our free time watching), as someone born and raised in Australia, I have to give my thanks to the leading fast-food nation.

Let’s be honest, without the United States of America, Australia would literally be a bigger version of New Zealand, or the hot and dry conception of Britain minus the cute, black boys. Yes, I know that our indigenous peoples are what one would consider ‘black’, but they’re too manly to be considered cute. They wouldn’t have those dumb accents either. (I know that so many people adore the English accent, but hey, someone needs to be a critic, okay?)

The USA is a great source of entertainment for the… rest of the world. You provide us with so many films, even though many are sub par. Your politicians make ours look good better decent bearable. In the same tone, your president (and your first wife for that matter, damn!) has one well-maintained body.

I do have one question, though. I know that the US has rednecks and similarly, we have bogans. However, we also have lads, with the British equivalent being chavs – what do you have America? What do you have?

Credit: Gunners Today WordPress

– Deft

The Good, the Bad & the OH SNAP – HE’S EVIL!!! July 4, 2010

Posted by Charith in Films.

So we’ve been relatively quiet for quite some time, but I swear, our obvious excuse is a solid one! We’ve been bogged down by our final year in high school. By that, I obviously mean that we’ve been shaking our fists at our Higher School Certificates for a scheduled 20 hours of each day, (we’ve got to sleep, too) which does not leave a terribly large opportunity to write up posts. To be more truthful, school takes a lot of our motivation for blogging away and doesn’t give it back. If we did attempt to write regularly, we’d end up hating on pretty much everything and I frankly think there’s enough of that on the interwebs. Don’t expect more posts to be coming your way more regularly because we’re only getting busier – I just want you kids to know that we’ll be back.

Now enough of these sappy formalities! There is a post to be written and a story to be told!

It seemed appropriate at the time

Credit: The Age

So yesterday was the last day of the school term and to celebrate one of my last days of partial freedom, I went out with some friends to watch Toy Story 3. Words cannot describe how amazing it is, but hey, I’ll give it a swing.

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The Fight to See Bees June 26, 2010

Posted by Charith in Uncategorized.

EDIT: Oh, and as a gift for everyone in general, I changed back the theme to good old Regulus. I don’t know what’s wrong with Kenzo, he has issues that need to be sorted out. I like my simple, white space, with everything nice and clean, thanks very much.

See bees not sea bees

For the large majority of you who I’m sure will understand that (look at yourself, reading a blog – if you don’t get it, you’re beyond help) the title doesn’t make sense. However, I think that’s A-OK because it’s all for a what I believe is a greatly magical cause.

It’s fast, (you know it) it’s furious (we’ll show it) and it’s your guilty pleasure – IT’S GEOFFREY!!! ¬†Yes indeed, it is Geo’s (I still cringe using that nickname) 18th birthday today. By international standards, he’s legal to get down to any well-organised, erotic business that comes his way and egad, how long it has taken!

Geoff, you’re so open and I love that because then I can easily….

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The Perfect… May 12, 2010

Posted by Charith in Food.
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As my workload increases, my in-between meal needs have steadily grown as well. For most of this year I’ve just been snacking on whole packets of chips (the 185 gram ones AKA big packets), bananas (you have no idea quite how much I love bananas), biscuits and chocolates. The problem is, I’d like something new to try, not too heavy, not too light. It doesn’t matter what it is, when I start eating, there’s no stopping me (yeah, I’m something of a glutton, but I have yet to be able to moderate myself).

I’ve been eating too much chocolate and been plowing through packets of chips. I love bananas, but when I throw the peels in my wastepaper basket, it goes moldy after a couple of weeks, give or take a few days.

So, the point of this short post? I’d like some snack suggestions! Something that I can eat without getting sick of it (or because of it), but of course great taste makes a snack food worthwhile. I’d appreciate something that isn’t messy – chips crumble and I hate mess. Well, I dislike it with vigour.

Don’t suggest something silly like banana chips. I understand that there are people who like them, but fresh bananas are the only kind for me, any other form is pitiful. To some degree, anyway.

Well, I’d best be leaving now for my class, so happy ‘let’s find Deft something to munch on!’-hunting!!!

– Deft

[Insert Sad Face] May 1, 2010

Posted by Charith in Events.

They grow up so fast, it’s like you were only kicking them in the shins just yesterday. I say that, but the ‘good old days’ really aren’t a period of my life that I’m particularly fond of for various reasons. Enough about me though, because this post is all about someone else although I will inevitably come running back to steal the spotlight, surely. He’s been Another Soul, :o AKA that face guy/facial and now Kenzo. Happy Birthday for yesterday, buddy.

Sorry, I still think she’s weird. So are you.

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Live performances as compared to Studio recordings by every artist – This one’s a serious post. April 21, 2010

Posted by Swifty in Music.

Lol, yeah. Somewhat serious.

Anyway, the basic thing is this. I’ve noticed, and been a part of before, the crowd that seems to build when someone performs on stage, be they a band or a solo artist. However, a more notorious crowd is known as the internet. The internet is the essentially the world’s rumour mill collaborated with narrow-minded individuals who are not accepting of change, facts, of quite simply, other people’s ideas. As a few of you will probably know, I use to be an avid Linkin Park fan, which I still am, but to a lesser extent. And before that, it was Green Day. Now, its Taylor Swift (Yes, I’ve somewhat talked about her before, but shut up and let me finish). Yes, so she went of tune in her performance at the Grammy’s, but does that make her any less of an artist? I mean, I like Sum 41, and a great many of the songs. From The Hell Song to Walking Disaster, either way, they are some of the best. But, in all the videos that I’ve watched, I must admit that they are somewhat mediocre at live performances. So far, the only live performance I’ve enjoyed in regard to them was a performance of Pieces in Germany, I think. But that doesn’t make me think any less of them. It’s not necessary the way they sound, but more what they’re saying.