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http://www.talklikeshakespeare.org/

(What I would like to know is this, no more:
Must we be forced to speak in iambs five?
Though novel at the start, I'd soon deplore
The need to each new sentence re-contrive.

...or something.)
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A bunch of random people were performing Macbeth on the library steps this afternoon. In kilts.

I love Hopkins.
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Ireny: How does one write an autobiography about an Ireny without it sounding weird?
Seige: ... why would one want to? XD
Ireny: I have to.
Ireny: In German.
Ireny: For German.
Seige: And is there anything about German that says you can't go on about hedgehogs and Javert?
Ireny: Well.
Ireny: There seems to be an advantage in my teacher continuing to think that I'm sane.
Seige: Oh.
Ireny: Stuff like "frightens small children" and "fangirls dead Chinese prime ministers" doesn't appear to cut the mustard, as it were.
Gravy: How about "fangirls fictional Chinese dragoncrew cooks and revolutionaries with long hair"?
Seige: What else is there?
Seige: It's like trying to write about ketchup and avoiding saying that it's red and made with tomatoes...
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I went to see Les Mis at EHS today and it was amazing and full of win and unintentional lulz and a review is definitely forthcoming, but first I have to post this because I found it today and...uh...yes.

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4:07 made my life. Just sayin'.
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Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien! :D

um.

Dec. 18th, 2007 10:14 pm
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"...and the falling action is when Oedipus is - like - 'Whee!'" -Ireny, with appropriate eye-gouging motions
"...'Whee?'" -Ms. DiDona, repeating eye-gouging motions incredulously

(It was hysterical at the time. Don't judge me. -_-)
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The following took place during a conversation between [livejournal.com profile] sunnydayz36 and myself. We were technically supposed to be applying New Historicism to Henry James and coming up with a way to present said application to our AP English class.

That, um, didn't happen as quickly as we would've liked.

never let jane eyre fans analyze the turn of the screw )
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Top Five Ways to Tell You're at a Chinese Thanksgiving

5. There's Peking duck instead of turkey.
4. A horde of hungry Chinese students from Lehigh randomly shows up, lured by the prospect of free food.
3. The conversation over dinner consists entirely of questions about school.
2. After the meal, all leftover food is packed into little Tupperware containers and sent off with the hungry Chinese students.
1. Everyone leaves early in order to prepare* for Black Friday.

*"Preparing for Black Friday" for the Chinese community generally consists of checking one's ammo, adding the finishing touches to the people-catcher** on one's car bumper, polishing one's combat boots, and going over the battle strategy*** one last time.
**Like a cow-catcher, only not.
***My family tends to stay out of the chaos more often than not, but from what I understand, 'divide and conquer' is the preferred method for Best Buys and Circuit Cities. Or maybe that's just the Huangs.
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I woke up at exactly 3AM this morning in the middle of trying to compose a sonnet.

This is the third time in as many nights, and I always wake up at the same time, and try as I might I can't seem to remember what the sonnet is about. And yet I have the strangest feeling that it's been the same sonnet all three times.

I think the problem in my dream is that I can't get a line all iambic-pentameter-ized, or something, and I get frustrated and wake myself up. I don't know. I don't remember. I've never written a sonnet - not while awake, at least.

I'll see if it happens again tonight. o.o
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I would so do this if I weren't the only one.

Also, it appears that the date for it falls on a Saturday. It's a pity; it would have been an excellent senior prank.
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Ratatouille was splendid and you should all go see it.

However, I am very disappointed that they failed to crack an "inSeine" joke at the end of the big chase scene. Because come on, that would've been perfect.
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Okay, I'm officially weirded out now. This is, like, the second time in as many months that one of my fake predictions about something Civil War-related has actually come true (craptastic grammar yey). The first time, I was joking about that Civil War FPS. The second?

Well, a while back - it might've been last year - I was talking to Brittney F. about National Treasure. I (half-jokingly) bet her that the sequel would involve the Civil War and a secret key to some shiny crap hidden on the back of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Check this out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465234/

...okay, okay. I have to admit this one is a bit of a stretch, because there really doesn't seem to be anything explicitly Civil War related in the movie as much as it seems to be Lincoln-and-Booth related. And, given how many really interesting things actually happened in American history, practically anyone even remotely knowledgeable about the subject could've guessed that the sequel, if there was one, would be about Lincoln (although I would definitely pay large amounts of money to see, say, a race around the world for Henry Clay's left shoe or something).

But still. My inner fangirl is crying Big Tears of Woe because EPIC FAIL, MR. BRUCKHEIMER. EPIC FAIL. WHY MUST YOU SULLY MY FANDOM SO. ;_; If it's anything like the first, it'll take massive liberties with history and have massive explosions every other second and this time around there isn't even Sean Bean to look at to make things better. :(

I want the movie to go like this but it probably won't:

Cut for length )

...

May. 19th, 2007 11:01 pm
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This is precisely why Ireny with no homework is a bad thing.

(Mr. Case, if you ever see this by some sick and bizarre twist of fate, know that you are an amazing teacher and your class was the reason I decided to take AP and it's all in good fun hahaha right?)

...

May. 14th, 2007 08:31 pm
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You know you need to lay off the Euro when you open your Chem textbook, see "voltaic cells," and read something completely different.
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Do you guys remember this post? Do you remember how hysterically funny it was at first? How we laughed every time we talked about it because the idea of a Civil War first-person shooter was just so ridiculous? How we all knew that nobody in their right mind would ever, ever consider releasing something so incredibly silly?

Boy, were we wrong.

Or should I say boy, were we right?

Because, believe it or not, it seems that the main complaints about this game, disappointingly craptastic graphics and awful voice-acting aside, seem to be that 1) it takes too long to reload, 2) it's annoyingly easy to get killed by stray bullets, and 3) your shots have a tendency to miss, even when you're standing about three feet away from your intended target.

No comments about wet gunpowder, so I guess they must've left that out. xD Still...I'm really not surprised that it's so horrifyingly awful. The Civil War just wasn't cut out for this sort of thing. It's available for PC but I have to admit I'm not even feeling the slightest urge to get it; it just sounds like a documentary gone bad and if you play as the South you're basically screwed no matter what. There isn't even a multiplayer option! I mean, come on! The whole point of getting this game would be so you could run around a battlefield and shoot your friends while wearing Union blue! It's for the freaking Xbox 360 and it's not even multiplayer!

Wait.

The Gettysburg campaign is a Union mission.

Which takes place on July 2.

And you play as Ellis Spear.

...

...okay, so maybe I'm a little tempted to get it.

But only a little. Not, like, a lot or anything.

Yeah.

x.X

Mar. 27th, 2007 10:34 pm
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I think last week's Going To Bed At An Ungodly Hour Because Ireny Was Studying For Her Chem Test Of Crazy is starting to catch up to me! x.X That, and allergies!

Also, it was insanely warm today! x.X I don't like warm weather! Also my Physics test on rotational thingies is tomorrow and I'm not ready at all! And we get our Chem tests back tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to that!

But! But I totally pwned my notecards and I think I might actually have the beginnings of a CI for my research paper! And we played with liquid nitrogen in Chem today! And no-one's limbs had to be removed (this may or may not be a good thing)! And I feel like I'm developing senioritis which is bad cos I'm still a junior!

Also I need sleep!

Oh, man.

Mar. 6th, 2007 09:48 pm
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If you didn't see this on [livejournal.com profile] elyse24601's LJ...yeah. Um.

I can't even begin to describe the utter genius...you know what, just watch it. Man, why are American commercials never this funny?
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First and foremost...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, M'SIEUR HUGO!

Now that's done with...a meme!

Music Meme Which I Have No Doubt Done At Least Five Hundred Times But Which I Am Going To Do Again Because It's Always Amusing And Anyway It Wastes Time )
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...紅包拿來! :P

In other words, a very happy New Year to my fellow Chinese people! And Browncoats, for that matter, because you count too. xDDD

*rolls away to sleep off the ridiculous amount of food she's consumed over the past two days*
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Haven't been doing much of anything lately. >.> Mostly I've been alternating between studying frantically for midterms and procrastinating. The Calc midterm is going to eat me dead. x.X I looked back at my old homework and literally blanked out. I have no clue what it's talking about. I foresee much frantic calling of people who are taking/have taken Calculus in the next few weeks.

...Governor's school, too. I don't know whether or not I should apply to Healthcare anymore. I suck horribly at essay-writing in all its incarnations, I have no idea whatsoever about the project proposal...it's looking bad. Add to that the fact that on the miniscule chance I do get accepted, it'll take five weeks out of my summer, and we've been planning a roadtrip of sorts with a billion college visits which will probably conflict with that.

There's also the question of Schaffer's research project at Lehigh. It's...I dunno, to do with environmental studies and stuff. Apparently the guy who heads it has obtained funding for the project itself, but the matter of funding for a student researcher (me) is still up in the air. If he does obtain funding for the position, I'm staying here instead of going to governor's school. But both are pretty uncertain as is and...gah.

Essentially, I'm not sure if I'm going to apply to governor's school or not, and I'm leaning towards not applying. If the funding for Schaffer's research project is obtained, I'll have something to do at home that will in all likelihood look just as impressive as governor's school. But if it isn't obtained and I haven't applied, I'll be sitting at home with nothing to do, except for college visits. And perhaps studying for Biology, because I plan to take the SAT II for that in October. And maybe I'll ask if Kaplan needs people to grade essays for their SAT prep programs or something.

But yeah. It's a gamble either way. I'm just inclined to not-apply because I'm horribly pessimistic and lazy. :/

On a completely unrelated note, [livejournal.com profile] arcticfox547 and I have started the PPC manga, which can be found here: [livejournal.com profile] ppc_manga. Check it out. Only two pages are up but more will appear soon, we promise. :P

On another completely unrelated note, I have begun to write an application to Landel's. After some thought, I decided that as hysterical as it would be to stick Scieszka in Landel's, she probably wouldn't be able to cope with the place. So I'm going with my second choice - a certain Inspector First Class.*

*Actually, I couldn't decide whether to apply as Scieszka or Javert and ended up flipping a coin. >.>

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