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I’m not from Hawaii

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I’m not from Hawaii… Anywho, I’m Lorelei. My awesome friend Ashleena/Lyn told me to do this (read: is sitting next to me making sure I don’t freak out at the features and junk). Despite the platypus thing I have going on, this blog isn’t about platypodes. I’m just here to talk about crap that happens to me and hopefully be somewhat entertaining. ummm… now what? I guess it’s story time…

So, I’ll start with a story that just happened. The aforementioned awesome friend of mine is staying the night and we had to take down the Christmas stuff (I know, we’re appalling). We start taking down decorations. I should make it clear now I am a 5′ petite girl and I can’t even reach the top shelf of my bookshelf without standing on my tippy-toes (is that how you spell that?). I was standing on the couch pulling down swag and she was de-lighting the small tree and I proceed to drop a crap ton of decorations on my head… and my little brother (sorry again, Blue).

But the truly entertaining part was taking apart the Big Tree. It isn’t actually that big… but to a midget like me the thing is absolutely massive! Lyn (going with the shorter name) starts trying to unwind the lights and gets really confused by my light-stringing method (I string it like a frickin pre-lit tree) while I try to explain my reasoning and tangle myself up in the lights. I finally take over and we do manage to get all the lights off.

Now comes the time to finally actually take the dumb thing apart. And this is where the feces hits the whirling-blade device (hats off to anyone who gets that joke). So we remove the top part no problem. BUT, then when we try to remove the middle section… It Refuses! Lyn held the base down and I pulled the stupid section as hard as I could, and it just frickin stays there. It occurs to us that the tiny midget girl is probably not the best for that task. So we switch, but I’m too light to hold the base down so Lyn ends up just PICKING UP THE TREE. Finally, we just give up and decide to start folding up the branches.

And we realize we have no idea how to get the branches to lock. We push up the top layer and it stays, but the next layer only half the branches lock into place. We just look at each other like, “Now what?”. Then Lyn gets a brilliant idea. She twists the branches from the upper layer around this layer and vice versa. My older brother is gonna have a great time setting up the tree in 6 months… So we just wind the branches together till we reach the bottom of the middle section, and Lyn is like, “let’s try to take it a part now.” Which was a brilliant idea and also what we should’ve done IN THE FIRST PLACE. This time i am able to untwist the pieces and realize that this section is heavy as heck. I basically drop it in a controlled manner and Lyn moved it out of the way.

Then we wind the branches of the bottom section too and finally, FINALLY, we finish deconstructing the tree. Only to realize we have no idea where these decorations are supposed to be kept. We should not have been trusted with this task…

THE END!!!

Well, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Challenge: Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Aloha humans.

Okay, so this is a long shot, like, a reeeeaaally long shot, but who here is up for a challenge?

I feel like we need some Halloween stuff, what with it being just around the corner (and my favourite holiday). So, how about a pumpkin contest?

The rules are simple:

  1. I’ll get Lizzie and Lyn to co-judge with me
  2. You humans send in pictures of pumpkins you decorated with some proof of the date, like a phone lock screen or newspaper
    • make sure to include an email so we can let you know if you won.
  3. You may decorate the pumpkin in any way you want, carving, painting, whatever, but you may not use more than two pumpkins
  4. The judges rate the pumpkins on a scale of one to five (maybe ten if there are a lot of entries)
  5. Whoever gets the highest score when the judges ratings are added up wins!
  6. The winner gets their pumpkin featured in it’s own post and one free (SFW) art commission from me.
    • Keep in mind this won’t be digital art, so it’ll be scanned with the same scanner I use for Audience Participation
  7. Deadline is October 31st. May the best pumpkin win.

Okay, so if anyone is actually interested, send your pumpkin photos to pumpkindecorations@gmail.com (not sure how I managed to get that e-mail, thought for sure it’d be taken). If I don’t receive any entries before October 31st, I’ll post to let you know. If I receive only one, the person will still get the prize.

Good luck and thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime: Facebook Snafu

Aloha humans! I discovered something interesting about the Facebook sms notification system.

I signed up for Facebook for the sole purpose of getting extra in-game currency in apps I like. Only reason. It decided to send me notifications of text (sms notifications) and told me that I could reply “stop” to stop receiving notifications.

So I did.

But I keep getting them. Every time it sends a text, I reply stop. Today, I kinda lost my temper. I sent:

“Stop”

“Stop forever”

“I  don’t give a s***” (uncensored at the time)

Later, I was on the phone with Lyn, the only person I friended on Facebook. She asked what was up with some weird posts. I was confused so she sent me a screen shot. It was my second two texts. For some reason, if you reply with anything other than “stop” Facebook posts it.

Good thing I don’t use that account seriously.

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime(?): New Art Project

Aloha human! I recently got a new assignment that may be interesting to some of you.

So, in my ceramics class, my teacher has drawing and painting assignments we work on when clay is drying or firing. Today, we were told to draw a superhero/villain in our sketchbook, then to scale up our practice sketch onto a larger paper to paint or color.

Guess who I chose?

That’s right! Of course, only if you said the semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action I think you did. Yeah, I chose Perry the Platypus. But this time it wasn’t just out of my platypus obsession! It was also out of laziness.

See, sometimes I use that class’s sketchbook to do fun drawings of whatever I want; since we use them so rarely, my prof. is fine with it. She says it’s good practice. About a month before this assignment, I drew Perry in my sketchbook and outlined it in pen (I used colored pens to match the color of the source material). I liked the way it came out, so when we got this assignment I got my teacher’s permission to use that sketch as my practice and go ahead and start on the big paper.

Two of my classmates also finished their practice sketches and started their final copies. A boy across the room did a sketch of the Joker from Batman the Animated Series and the girl next to me did Starfire (from the comics, not either Teen Titans show). Both were more detailed then mine, but they still finished so quickly I couldn’t help but be impressed.

Anyway, that’s as far as we’ve gotten. I guess I can talk about this more when I’m finished. I may even post a picture of the final project.

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

How to Procrastinate

Aloha humans. Today, I will tell you how to procrastinate. Have I done this before? okay, just checked and I have not.

  1. If something is due in two weeks, say, for example, a potato gun (i dunno just work with me), plan it and buy the stuff right away, then wait until halfway to the due date to build it.
  2. Homework frustrating you? Take a five minute break for a snack and/or quick internet break. Make sure to set a timer.
  3. Putting something off out of necessity? Maybe don’t have the necessary materials? Organize and draw up plans so that you can be ready when you are able to actually start.
  4. DO NOT put things off until the night before. Try to have a two day before due limit on procrastination.
  5. If you’re assignment is a paper, do the pre-writing right away, then wait until the halfway point to write the final copy and edit.
  6. Do NOT forget assignments. If you are afraid you will, do them right away.
  7. Do NOT wait until right before the due time to finish a homework assignment. The stress will destroy you.
  8. Try to limit mid-homework breaks to a maximum of one hour.
  9. Do the hardest assignment first, take a five-to-ten minute break, do the next hardest assignment, and repeat until all homework is finished.
  10. Don’t procrastinate on major test grades.

The end. I guess some of that wasn’t really saying how to procrastinate, so much as saying when not to, but it’s still important to keep that in mind.

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime (In Progress?): Grump Quest

Aloha humans!

I, way back a while ago, mentioned Grump Quest. What is Grump Quest? Well, it is a quest, related to Game Grumps.

Specifically, it’s a quest to watch every Game Grumps (with Dan because, bring on the hate internet, I don’t find Jon that entertaining) series, in order, then read the TV Tropes Funny page on that series.

It started as me trying to read the Game Grumps TV Tropes and realizing I didn’t understand most of the jokes. I decided the thing to do was to watch the first series on the list so I could understand why they were funny.

It did not disappoint!

This led me to decide that if the first series was worth the time, maybe the other early series were too. So, I set up Grump Quest. Anyone with too much time on their hands is welcome to participate. The rules are simple:

  1. You must start with either the first series with Dan (Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out) or the first series overall (Kirby Super Star)
  2. You must complete every series you start without skipping any episodes
  3. You must watch the series in order of appearance on the TV Tropes Game Grumps Funny Page (Coincidentally, the order of release), without skipping any
  4. You are welcome to pause the quest at any point, but make sure to write down the last series you completed, or you’ll have to start over.

The great thing about this challenge is if you don’t like Game Grumps, it works with any long-running YouTube channel. I hope those of you who have nothing to do right nowcan enjoy the challenge of Grump Quest.

And let me know how far you get!

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Anime Recommendation… Again

Aloha humans. Yes, I’m aware I just did an anime recommendation, but I just finished a really good one and I think you humans should check it out, if you can.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yeah, I’m aware a lot of you probably know all about this one, but for those of you who haven’t the characters are:

  • The titular Haruhi Suzumiya, the crazy girl who founded the SOS Brigade and has [CLASSIFIED INFORMATION] Leader
  • Kyon, the straight man. So straight. Also, completely normal. Lancer
  • Mikuru Asahina, the cute girl who Haruhi may or may not mentally torture. A [CLASSIFIED INFORMATION] The Heart
  • Yuki Nagato, the only member of the literary club, has a robotic personality, A [CLASSIFIED INFORMATION] The Smart Guy
  • Itsuki Koizumi, this guy almost never stops smiling and has little to no sense of personal space. A [CLASSIFIED INFORMATION] The only category left is Big Guy and I guess he fits that alright

So, what is this anime about?

  • The SOS Brigade and all the weird shenanigans the members get up to
  • Kyon really needs to pick a girlfriend already
  • [CLASSIFIED INFORMATION]
  • lots of spoilers, you get the idea
  • Haruhi Suzumiya, her issues, and her attempts to make the most of her life/meet aliens, time travelers, and/or espers
    • Also her blackmail victims, the computer club, show up on occasion which is fun
  • Murder (that one time)
  • Eight episodes that are almost exactly the same but that you can’t skip a single one without missing an important plot-point

Anyhoo, I’ve said about all I can say without spoiling the show, so you’re jusst gonna have to watch it yourself. Warning, everyone talks just a bit too quickly and there are rarely pauses between sentences (this warning does not apply to Nagato). Enjoy!

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie