Twilight Update

Sorry for being silent for so long…I’ll try to keep posting.

Meanwhile, I’m on the third book of the Twilight Saga. While I’m not a fan of just how…inexplicably weak Bella is, I really love the series so far.

 

Whilst you ponder how badly the movies were done, watch this:

 

My Dear Wormwood

“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”
-Screwtape
The Screwtape Letters is an interesting book that I recommend to all of you. It takes the form of a series of letters written from a scholarly demon named Screwtape to his nephew, Wormwood, who has just begun the process of tempting his ‘patient’, a young man.
Screwtape offers advice to Wormwood in these letters, detailing a rather disturbingly accurate view on what causes us humans to fall, and how to keep us from getting back up again.
Combining philosophy and sardonic dry humor, C.S Lewis does a wonderful job of exploiting us in all the ways in which we are most likely to fail.
I read it, and now I feel very found-out and vulnerable, but I will always love The Screwtape Letters.
I found a PDF version which you can read here, but again, there’s nothing like the feeling of an actual book in your hands, so try and get a real copy!
(Note who C.S Lewis dedicates the book to)

Madlibs Madness: The Revealing

I’m back again and am appalled to see my viewer chart to drop so quickly 0_o

Where is thine faithfulness, O bloggers?

Anyway, I’m back, and I’ve compiled the madlibs story. This is a combination of different words suggested to me by various bloggers through emails and private messages, all randomly picked by me and shoved into the story. The result, as you can imagine, is rather interesting. I won’t delay any longer, here’s the story:

 

On The Topic Of Books

There are many fuschia ways to choose a man to read. First, you could ask for recommendations from your friends and slaves. Just don’t ask Aunt Lu Reads -she only reads juicy books with  mime-ripping goddesses on the cover. If your friends and family are no help, try checking out the Sexist Review in The Addis Ababa Times. If the zippers featured there are too tasty for your taste, try something a little more low-dog, like Hitler: The Cello Magazine, or Matthew  Magazine. You could also choose a book the magical-fashioned way. Head to your local library or flirt and browse the shelves until something catches your teeth. Or, you could save yourself a whole lot of inevitable trouble and log onto www.bookish.com, the mongolian new website to punch for books! With all the time you’ll save not having to search for the elderly, you can read approximately 2.5 more books!

I don’t know about you, but I lost it at the Hitler magazine and searching for the elderly. xD

Please like, and tell me what you think!

Evan

There’s something I want to show you guys:

 

 

What do you think of that? It’s kind of a chilling thought, huh…

It’s kind of strange….in a sense, it’s our fault that this kind of thing happens. Maybe ‘Evan’ wouldn’t have done what he did if he had been surrounded by people who legitimately cared about him, not the kind of superficial friends that we have and are today.

How many of you can say that you are the best kind of friend you can be to all of your friends? I certainly am not. Any one of them could open fire on my school, my class, and it kind of scares me to say this, but…I wouldn’t blame them.

There is so much hate, anger and fear in our high schools, so many outcasts that no one cares about. All those quiet kids, the loud rebellious ones, the popular kids…none of it matters. It’s only a matter of time before one of them/us/you/I/he/she snaps.

I’m not going to pretend to know what the solution is. Obviously, you can’t befriend every person you know in your school in the hope that they won’t kill anyone. It’s not going to happen. And soon, you’ll forget about this video and move on with your life, and there’ll be another shooting and a suicide, and everyone’s gonna say “We had no idea…he didn’t look like the kind of guy to do that.”

Were you even looking at all?

Parental Advisory!

I freely admit that I’m a metalhead, and that Memphis May Fire, blessthefall, and Sleeping With Sirens are among my favorite bands, and today, I want to talk to you about metal.

Because frankly, I’ve received a lot of flak for it.

When I tell someone that I listen to metal, he or she responds in one of three ways:

  1. Distaste – This is by far the most common one. They’ll scrunch up their nose and say, “Oh…that.’ Like I just brought up abortion or something. ‘Yeah, I’m not into that…I don’t like all the screaming.’

It’s an acquired taste, people. Of course you don’t like the screaming. I didn’t either when I first started listening to it. It’s kind of like wine, bitter and unpleasant at first, but give it time, and it’ll start tasting great.

  1. Alarm – “Oh, you listen to metal? Uh…I think I’ll back away to a safe distance now.” I hate it when people do this, because it makes me sound like I loudly announced my plans to release a deadly virus on the world. Just because someone listens to metal doesn’t mean that they are angry, antisocial, or dangerous. It’s just a song genre that’s more aggressive than the pop junk you listen to. I have several friends who are the chillest, nicest people you could ever meet, who also happen to listen to screamo in their spare time.

Now, I’m not saying that there aren’t people out there who listen to metal to fuel their rage or use it for other nefarious purposes, because there are. I’m just saying that those people do not compose even half of the metalhead community.

  1. Reprimand – this one is by far the most annoying to deal with, and usually comes from the conservative, pretentious christians that I’m often surrounded by. These people will be all smiles when they ask you what you listen to, and if you mumble, “Metal…”, they will immediately draw back from you and tell you how evil metal is and how it’s ‘of the devil’. I once had an elderly lady tell me that I needed to ‘turn back to God’ because metal music was going to ‘send me straight to hyyyyell’.

I’ve learned now that it’s necessary, when a christian asks me what I listen to, to smile and say ‘Hillsong’, or some other HCBVLDNATRL (Happy Christian Band with Vague Lyrics that Do Not Apply To Real Life), because I’m not too big a fan of long sermons about how much of a sinner I am.

And then, there are the rare, happy moments when I hear this:

“Oh hey! Me too! Have you heard Korn’s latest EP?”

To which I will happily reply, “Yes!”

But that’s just me.

Anyway, if you want to try out metal, don’t slam on headphones and play ‘Murderer’ by Impending Doom…your head will explode and you’ll hate metal forever.

Start out with something soft, like WCAR or…uhhhh…Get Scared. Listen to their music, and if you don’t like it, try searching online for ‘soft metal’. You might like it.

Be careful who you tell, though.

My siblings often make fun of metal when I’m listening to it, usually by mimicking it and adding their own words to it: “I HATE EVERYYTHING….EVERYBODY DIIEEEE…”

It’s hard to listen to them say that without trying to explain that that isn’t what metal is, but they don’t want to hear it.

I guess what I’m saying is, when you see a metalhead, don’t assume that they’re angry, emo, antisocial freaks who have intense problems at home and hate the world. They’re people just like you and I.

But they do have a better taste in music than most. xD

The Perfect Virus

Atmospheric Music

If you aren’t the science type, please move on…This post was written in a bout of mad scientific spontaneity.

I’m learning about viruses in AP Biology, and it got me thinking…if I were to make my own virus, what would it be like? What would it be called, and what would it be composed of?

I also wanted to give my virus a sort of goal, and so it was decided:

The virus must be able to eliminate all of humanity with two weeks.

Sounds good, right?

I thought about this for a good deal of time, and after about two or three hours of scouring the internet for information, I believe I’ve created the perfect virus!

On the assumption that all tools and instruments needed are provided, here are the different bacteria I need * rubs hands * :

-Influenza (H1N1)

-Lethal Toxin, Edema factor, and Protective Antigen, all of which can be obtained from Anthrax.

-ST239-MRSA-III Strain

-CTXφ from the Cholera disease.

I need the H1N1 strain because of its ‘carrier’ properties. As you might have known, the common flu is something that almost every human being on earth experiences once or twice, and that’s what I need it for. It can be caught from unclean water, and can be transmitted from one carrier (Carrier = Diseased human, although now that I think about it, this ‘supervirus’ would be able to infect animals, too.) to the next via talking, sneezing, coughing, and virtually every form of exhalation you can think of. It would spread like…well, like the plague. >:)

Lethal Toxin (which will henceforth be referred to as LT), Edema Factor (EF), and Protective Antigen (PA), are three proteins which give anthrax its deadly bite. Without it, anthrax would simply be a small bacteria that floats around, doing nothing of importance. Kind of like me. If I were to take the H1N1 strain and infuse it with these three little nasties…well, it would be enough to cause a deadly pandemic. Problem is, we’ve already created antibiotics for both H1N1 and anthrax, so my little virus would be stopped, studied, and cured within a week, no matter where I dropped it. The reason for the addition of LT, EF, and PA are because these three deadly proteins can kill within 24 hours. Which is what I want. Moving on.

The ST239-MRSA-III Strain…a long and complex name, so I’ve decided to call it Merissa, for short. This is a sub-strain of plain old MRSA, a deadly disease which can also kill its host within 24 hours…and so can Merissa. ‘But Edge!’ you say, ‘You already have anthraxic properties here that can already kill its victim in a day…why add a new one?’

Good question! And here’s the answer: Because Merissa doesn’t have a cure.

That’s right, my dear fellow bloggers. ST239-MRSA-III isn’t curable. If you catch Merissa, you’re dead. If I were to say that without any context, you would probably assume that Merissa was a very heavy woman.

So if we infuse Merissa into our H1N1+(LT)(EF)(PA) mix, we get a very, very, deadly mutant virus that unless heavily contained, could blot out human existence. BUT! We’re not done yet.

Being me, I had to go a little further, and add a little bit of CTXφ into the mix. What is CTXφ, you ask? I don’t know what it stands for, unfortunately, (I looked it up…it seems no one does) but I couldn’t find anything. Not important. Anyway, CTXφ is a bacteriophage that when combined with Vibrio Cholerae, creates cholera. I added this one in too, even though I know it’s overkill. Literally. Not only can cholera be excruciatingly painful, but can also kill within hours of being infected. That’s even less than a day! I added them to ensure that it doesn’t take too long to kill off our race. Once we’ve spliced those two in, we’re done with our virus!

So now not only is my super virus easily caught, super deadly, and incurable, it also kills within less than a day. I am so proud of myself, and I am also proud to say that the super virus that I have named the Nevermore Virus could kill us all within two weeks. Thank the Lord that it doesn’t exist.

Looks like it’s up to me, then.

Please tell me what you think in the comments! I look forward to the accusations of insanity.