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Ninjas > Pirates Jul. 11th, 2006 @ 08:33 pm
the_red_queen
Ninja!

Who says that I don't manage my time productively?

Pic spam! Mar. 22nd, 2006 @ 11:03 pm
the_red_queen
Okay, so you all in this oft neglected community probably know that livejournal upped the amount of icons a paid user can upload, right? Which is all well and good, but I have found myself with zero icon inspiration, especially considering that my crashed hard drive contained the vast majority of my image galleries. (Grrr. Aargh.) Long story short, I tried making icons but ended up with a wallpaper tribute to Westwood Chateau. Go figure.

Ah, Westwood Chateau. I never lived there, but I might as well have given the amount of time I used to spend over bumming around Frances’ apartment. This wallpaper commemorates great times, great friends, and great Friday Night Dinners.



One click takes you to my scrapbook gallery, another to the fullsize wallpaper.

How's this for random? Aug. 22nd, 2005 @ 02:13 pm
lady_jenn
A while ago, I wanted to conceive an idea known as Jenn's Eleven. Due to drama and other things, it never came about. I was originally going to do a video, but I was thinking maybe I could make a poster. Anyway, I thought maybe I could do something fun like that just because. I would just have to collect photos and stuffs of people and try to put something together, maybe something like a fake ad campaign. Individual characters having separate posters and then have one with everyone altogether?

The players:
Jenn - The Planner
Jaclyn - The Wit
Patrick and Frances (Fratrick? lol) - (got an idea for a title, Frances?)
Jeff - The Muscle

So that's five of us. I have to think of more peoples. Very random, but I thought, "Why not just throw it out there randomly?"

*edit*
Helena - The Artist
Ben - The Cat
Current Music: Ocean's Eleven Soundtrack

Photoshop = CRACK. Fear the crack. Jul. 31st, 2005 @ 08:59 pm
the_red_queen
I promise to update about my travels (and travails) in Beijing, China. Later. With pics, I promise.

In addition, I fully admit to messing about with Photoshop in lieu of, you know, updating. Here are two pseudo-iPod ads. I wanted to use the same font, but Myriad is commercial. $21. Boo. (P.S. if any Mac friends happen to see this and accidentally send me the font files, I'd be ever so grateful.)

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Current Mood: sillysilly

What color are you? Jul. 3rd, 2005 @ 09:49 pm
the_red_queen
I know I said no memes...I lied. Deal.

1.) Copy and paste this into your journal:
<*font color="yourusername"> <*b>yourusername<*/b> <*/font>
2.) Eliminate the asterisks.
2 1/2.) Replace "yourusername" with your user name.
3.) See what color you are

I did it for all of us!

sweetmaenad

angelnarcissist

splitnifty193

lady_jenn

haphazard7

Grrr...We're such boring colors! Everybody else is ugly shades of putrid yellow or eyesore pink.
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As someone on my flist said, "I can hear the sound of liberal aortas popping from here."

Considering the controversy this man raised in this very community, this made me laugh, so here is the GREATEST AMERICAN EVER: http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/greatestamerican/greatestamerican.html
» Tune in, download, sell out
Inspired by a poster inspired by &apos;If you ride alone, you ride with Hitler.&apos;

Um, yeah. I was researching online music priacy for the 10 page single-spaced paper I'm writing tonight and absolutely had to stop and share this little gem of a poster. It's the companion piece to the more popular, "If you pirate mp3s, you're downloading communism" poster we all know and love...
» Change of pace...
Since my only comments on this community, that was so thoughtfully created, are bitter and left-wing, I will take this opportunity to make fun of our political system in general...

Republicans always wear expensive suits. They help hide the flab.
Democrats always wear expensive underwear. It's all about priorities.

Republicans never loosen their ties. They believe this might let a dangerous amount of blood get to their brains.
Democrats hate ties. They're uncomfortably similar to nooses.

Republicans get caught with their hands in other people's pants pockets.
Democrats get caught with their hands in other people's pants.

Republicans loathe the news media and vice versa. It has to do with constant comparisons to Nixon.
Democrats love the news media and vice versa. It has to do with constant comparisons to Gandhi.

Republicans say they'll spend your tax dollars wisely. They're lying.
Democrats say they'll spend your tax dollars better than you can. They're not lying, but to them "better" means "faster".

Republicans say they care about America, meaning the NRA, defense contractors, and oil companies.
Democrats say they care about America, meaning feminists, mob-controlled unions, and tort lawyers.

Republicans deplore corporate scandals because they lost a pile in the stock market.
Democrats deplore corporate scandals because they didn't make a dime during the tech stock bubble.

Republicans are famous for taking credit for nothing worthwhile.
Democrats are famous for taking credit for everything.

Republicans are the party noted for screwing up good ideas.
Democrats are the party noted for screwing interns.

Republicans' favorite tactic for covering up mistakes is to make incredibly boring speeches justifying their actions.
Democrats' favorite tactic for covering up mistakes is to dump the evidence in a remote corner of a city park.

Republicans think marijuana is evil.
Democrats think it's evil if you don't share your marijuana.

Republicans think Yanni, Kenny G., and Lawrence Welk rock.
Democrats think that Bob Dylan, Maya Angelou, and Barbra Streisand rock.

Republicans secretly think that Margaret Thatcher is a hottie.
Democrats secretly think that Janet Reno is a hottie.

Republicans received low Cs in Economics.
Democrats think Economics is an evil cult.

Republicans think Fidel Castro is on a par with Hitler.
Democrats think Fidel Castro isn't so bad, except he smokes.

Republicans can't afford to like you unless you're a WASP, went to the right school, and have lots of money.
Democrats can't afford to like you unless you're a poor, oppressed, differently-abeled, atheist, transgendered person of color and victim of this unjust, uncaring, fascist, white male dominated society.

Republicans believe they deserve a cut of your paycheck.
Democrats believe they deserve all of your paycheck.

Republicans usually don't have much hair.
Democrats get plugs.

Republicans' favorite hobby is golf.
Democrats' favorite hobby is saving the world through sweeping legislation.

Republicans aren't sure what the answers are, or even the questions.
Democrats are positive the answer to every problem is to throw money at it--specifically, YOUR money.

Republicans fire the wrong people.
Democrats won't fire anyone--they need their votes.

Republicans don't like to hire people--they want to keep overhead costs low.
Democrats don't like to hire people at all--they need the votes of the unemployed, too.

Republicans believe Dr. Laura, Mr. Spock, and the FDA are credible scientists.
Democrats believe Dr. Seuss, Deepak Chopra, and Paul Erlich are credible scientists.

Republicans have only one goal--to make a quick buck.
Democrats have only one goal--to stay elected forever.

Republicans say they believe in personal liberty, then oppose abortion rights, free speech, and third political parties.
Democrats say they believe in personal liberty, THEIR personal liberty. Your liberties frequently get in the way of "progress".

Republicans fervently want to be called "statesmen." They rarely are.
Democrats fervently want to be called "competent." They rarely are.

Republicans make the same mistakes their predecessors made.
Democrats never make mistakes. It's all a vast right-wing conspiracy.

Republicans wish that history would just go away instead of repeating itself.
Democrats keep trying to rewrite history.

Republicans are often the lesser of two evils.
Democrats deny that evil exists. Besides, good and bad are 100% subjective, right?

Republicans say that every vote counts--unless it has dimpled chads.
Democrats say that every vote counts--twice if you voted Democrat!

SO vote for neither in every upcoming election!!

(Found on some random website a while back)
» No words. There are just...no words.
Octogenarian Nabbed in Prostitution Ring
Published Sun Jun 5, 8:06 PM ET



Police made a surprising discovery when they busted the alleged madam of a prostitution ring called "August Playmates": The woman running the show was an 80-year-old grandmother.

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» Am I the only one who thinks this is almost comically misguided?
Assembly says shorter books would help kids
By Jim Sanders -- Bee Capitol Bureau
Published 2:15 am PDT Friday, May 27, 2005

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While the sentiments are noble (but honestly, when are they not?), the implementation is nothing short of deranged. California students have such superior reading skills that we can permit them to bypass most of the textbook part of education in a misguided attempt to make them more computer savvy? Newsflash: your average 10-year-old already knows how to use the internet far better than you ever will. And how many remedial English classes are taught in college?

Kids need to know how to read effectively. How to glean relevant information from material that is less than succinct and to the point. LIKE I DO EVERY FREAKIN' DAY AT UCLA.

Sigh. Let's hope the California Senate is less fucking retarded more reasonable than the Assembly was.
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