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Writer's Block: A real eye opener

Which one book should everyone read, and why?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

There are not even words for why...just read it!

Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

Writer's Block: Knowledge is power

What subject you like to become more knowledgeable about, and why?

Audio engineering.  I think it's a really cool topic area and knowing more about it would provide me a new way to look at music.  I already judge music based on good or bad mixing but I'd like to know more about what exactly makes a mix good or bad and what made it that way in the process and if it was in the mix or in the recording itself.

Plus, having more well mixed records might have the potential to have an outside chance of saving the music business.  And what I mean by that is having more people actually buying the albums again.  Not just picking a catchy song on the radio or browsing things on Youtube. 

Look at say, Nickelback.  Their music, for the most part, SUCKS.  They have a few good songs and plenty of good riffs, drum parts, bass lines, etc. but overall, not a lot of good songs.  They've sold some twenty-million albums (not songs, albums), and if I remember correctly that's just in the US and Canada alone.  It's some ridiculously high number considering the modern trends.  I own every single one of their albums because, with the exception of a few tracks that they handed to questionable engineers, they sound phenomenal.  There may be only a few albums out there that I've heard that can compete with what they've done on some of their records.


And if I ever got a chance to meet Randy Staub (legendary Canadian engineer--seriously, he's done EVERYTHING) I'd have something substantial and real to talk to him about.  Instead of just the fact that he's got pretty hair and watching the A Year and A Half In The Life of Metallica DVD, I noticed he has a really nice butt.

Writer's Block: Let the sun shine in

Do you believe in global warming? Do you think the sustainability concept is undervalued, valid, or taken too far?

Global warming is...


Sure, purposely destroying the earth is a bad thing, but we shouldn't completely change our lives and give the government total control over everything just so a bunch of crazy aging-yuppies can say "We're saving the planet!"

Writer's Block: Star struck

Why do people care so much about the private lives of celebrities? Is it idol worship, schadenfreude, or something entirely different?

I think a lot of it is wanting to see the person behind the accomplishments.  Wanting to see what makes them tick on a more human level and wanting to see what led them to choose to do what they're doing.  A lot of it may also be wanting to see if there are any similarities between you and the celebrity, especially if you admire them or want to go into their line of work, to put yourself in a mindset of "If they can do it, I can."

Writer's Block: Evil Thoughts

Have you ever thought about using your job for "evil?" What types of things could you do in your current role to cause chaos or destruction? Besides getting fired, what’s stopping you?

I work as a cashier at Wendy's, there's not much evil I could do.


Taken from akai_senshi 

So let me get this straight - Larry King is getting his 8th divorce, Elizabeth Taylor is possibly getting married for a 9th time, Britney Spears had a 55 hour marriage. Jesse James and Tiger Woods are screwing EVERYTHING, yet the idea of same-sex marriage is going to destroy the institution of marriage?? Really? REALLY?? Repost to your page if you agree.

Writer's Block: Baby, you can drive my car

Do you have a "dream car"? If you had money to spare, would you buy a new car? If so, would you be more likely to get an eco-friendly vehicle, a vintage model, or a luxury sportscar?

This is actually a great prompt considering that I got a car today! Yes, I do sort of have a dream car, but it's really just a new Rav4 unlike the used, but still very nice one I got today. The new ones are much more expensive so getting on all cool and done out with all the options I wanted was nearly twice what we paid for the used one which I have found myself falling totally in love with.

Writer's Block: Like mobile for chocolate

If you had to give up either chocolate or your mobile phone forever, which would you sacrifice?

LOL, both.

I could easily live without either, but I'd rather give up my cell.  I rarely, as in less than once a month, use it and I actively dislike it as opposed to just not liking chocolate.  While I do periodically crave a bit of chocolate (that time of the month...ahem), I don't particularly like it and could go without it as well.