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name// heather
age// 21
located// GRMI
obsessed// lupin, snape, ralph, legolas, holmes...the list goes on...
likes// autumn, Halloween, violins, spice cake, Star Trek, sweaters, Basil Rathbone, Peter Murphy, love
hates// snow, bad ISPs, faulty HTML/script, pretention, bad drivers, blind faith, ignorance, prejudice, hate

vampire// louis
hp teacher// lupin
hp kid// ginny weasley
sorting hat// gryffindor
magic style// dark (muahaha)
lotr slash// aragorn/legolas

=words i need=
[key: @level 1:strangers@
*level 2:acquaintances*
#level 3:friends#
!level 4:twin sister!]
@wil wheaton@

quinn blackwood
werewolf registry
west of the moon
le jardin sauvage
dark mark

Mighty Spork O' Power! Kanji Gred and...Forge!
//British accents are SEXY \\
[grey day]
Color me beautiful

I Love Lupin
19 Wheels
Louis de Pointe du Lac
Daniel Molloy
Poltergeist: The Legacy
Sherlock Holmes
Ralph Fiennes
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Janeane Garofalo
Q Continuum
Wil Wheaton

=credits & info=
Image is Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes) from the movie "Strange Days." It was inspired by a line in which Lenny is describing "wire tripping" to a potential customer. He says, "This is not like TV only better. This is life. It's a piece of someone's life. Pure and uncut, straight from the cerebral cortex. You're there. You're doing it, seeing it, hearing it... feeling it." All mods and code done by me, with the help of the "Generator" LJ style. Look, don't touch. Special thanks go to Elsa for the journal key idea. 01.05.2003
v1.0 - The Ralph Obsession [entries|friends|userinfo]

Braaaiiiinsssss!!! ... No, really. Anyone seen mine? [04.30.2005 - 23:35]
So I decided to resurrect this thing. I'm not sure how long I can keep it alive, but I do promise at least a twitch every year or two. I haven't decided whether or not to just recreate the sidebar graphic or make an entirely new scheme. I still kinda like Strange Days, as well as that line.

It's funny, I'm still pretty obsessed over the same things. Lupin? Yeah, especially after seeing the movie. Legolas? Oh God yes. I never really had whole lot of respect for Orli as an actor, but then I found out that he's a pop culture recluse (like meeee!!!) and a Buddhist (uh...not like me. But cool anyway.) and my respect for him as a person just skyrocketed.

You can add a few more on there now, of course. Have to give absolute love to Descartes for sparking my interest in philosophy and to Voltaire for just being so goddamned funny. Seriously, I had no idea Candide read like The Onion. More adoration going to the French language for making me sound snooty, and TONS to a host of French music artists who give me something to blast in my car each time I see one of those "Boycott France" bumper stickers. I'll never forget the time one of France's former presidents (whose name I can't for the life of me remember...blame my American narrowmindedness) was on C-Span when one of those idiotic "OMG BOYCOT TEH INGRATEFUL PANZEES!!!!1" people called. His response was more or less along the lines of, "Oh well, you're not doing us any harm, so whatever. Take your crappy American cheese and 'freedom fries' and go elsewhere." *heart*

Really thinking of a philosophy major this fall. I'm leaning towards either philo or history. Of course, if I keep procrastinating on enrollment, I'll wind up taking whatever crap is left.

Well, this was all over the place.

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Blank [01.25.2003 - 23:55]
After going through the whole day on a high, I've finally come back down. Mind you, no drugs were taken. Today was absolutely blessed, and I'm not quite sure why. It snowed like hell. I wound up starving all day until I finally broke down and ordered some fries from one of our Chinese restaurants. Yes, Chinese fries. Apparently the Far East goes for crinkle cut potatoes. I've been thinking about emailing Jack about the mission he was involved in. I want to dedicate my life to something like that. Even if it means spending my life mopping hospital floors and swabbing needles down with alcohol. I'm setting my sights high. That wasn't sarcasm. The way I look at it, what's better...mucking around in some factory or office doing menial work for no gain other than putting some cash in my wallet or doing menial labor for a ministry, helping others and maybe even saving a few souls along the way?

I really don't know what I'm saying. I'm just...blank.
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Entering de-lurk mode [01.21.2003 - 15:55]
[ mood | accomplished ]

This is just a public service announcement to inform you all that I am still alive. Take that as good or bad news, your choice. Sometimes I slip into voyeur mode, scanning the journals I read regularly, yelling at people who haven't updated in days. And then I realize I haven't updated in a week or so either. Oh well. Hipocrasy suits me.

So then, let's recap, shall we? In the last week, I've been both sick as and worked like a dog, what with having the flu on Monday and losing two full-time drivers. That leaves our staff as follows: 2 full-time drivers, two part-time drivers, and one...um...Herb. Yeah, yeah, I know...that last sentace only made sense to one person. *waves to Steven* For the rest of you, this means I can just clear my schedule for the next couple of weeks because I'm not going to have time for anything until we find more help. Oh, the joy. And, of course, my car is doing this thing where it doesn't want to start in the cold, and kicks the heat off at will. Usually when the weather is at its coldest. Basically, what I'm saying is, "Mere? How would you feel about a roommate?" *envies warm Texas weather*

I found the coolest webcomic ever. Bite me. The thing is, it's only 80 pages long, and the story is still developing. And the artist is out of the country for the next 6 months. But what's there is awesome, and I'll so be lobbying for her to continue it as soon as I get word that she's back in the States. Check it out. It's hilarious. It's kind of like Anne Rice, only set in France during the Revolution, with more humour and less gay sex.

Which leads me to a point I was pondering a few days ago. Is there such a thing as a straight vampire with an average, "normal," dare I say, even healthy outlook on sex? Looking back over the Vampire Chronicles, I'm hard pressed to find any vampire who has the attitude of, "Yeah, I'm a male/female. I enjoy wearing clothing appropriate to my gender, and am attracted to non-related members of the opposite sex." Instead, it's all "I wish I were a man," or "Damn, my mom is hot," or "That little boy over there has got it goin' on!" I think that a pre-requisite for being made immortal is that you first must be a fruitcake. No exceptions.

Well, there's my quota of writing for the next month. Kidding. I'll try to update a little more often.

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Revelation of the day... [01.07.2003 - 23:37]
Wil Wheaton listens to the Pixies! Score!
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Haha! [01.07.2003 - 16:52]
I love unique 404's. This one is hilarious.
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Disregard that last entry [01.04.2003 - 22:43]
[ mood | sleepy ]
[ music | Bush - Comedown ]

I'm going ahead with my plans anyway. They're relocating their servers, so that explains the lag I had earlier. They're loading fine now. To most of you, this style looks messed up. It's becasue I have half the images loading from my hard drive. Village photos isn't allowing any uploads until the relocation is done. Hopefully it will be done by tomorrow because I'd like to get the rest of this site online before next week. By the way, I was looking through the stats for my last journal to help me decide what resolution I should optimize for. Surprisingly, the majority was 800x600. I would have expected that most people are at 1024x768. I did notice a few hits were at 640x480. Gah! Upgrade, people! Sorry, but this site will not work that low, nor will most of the web.

But you didn't come here to listen to my tech requirements, did you? Come to think of it, why are you here? That is something I'll never figure out. That and the fact that people still go to the old journal. More than once. It's like, "Naw, I was just kidding with that 'This journal has moved' notice. Just keep coming back and I'll update one of these days."

I was going to put some recent events in here, too. I am still tired from yesterday. It turned out to be the busiest day I've ever seen. That, of course, is relative to the fact that two people didn't show up. In the books it will probably go down as a normal Friday. But Herb did his usual no-show. Of course, he sometimes will just show up at around 7:30 to mix things up. And Dave was off...somewhere. I never found that one out. But he is alive, as he came in today, or so I assume. I took 21 runs, and learned that counting is not my strong-point. I could have sworn that I got closer to 25. To put it in perspective, I've been averaging around 12-10 a day, and the most I've ever done in one day is 15. Or 16. Or something like that. Moving on...to top it all off, Sandy wanted to go to Brann's for dinner (at 11:00), where I got a rare steak, drowned in the nastiest bourbon sauce in the world. See, that's my thing...I'll never go to New Orleans, so whenever I dine out, I scan the menu for watered-down Midwesternized Cajun food like "Jambalaya Chicken Salad," or my favorite, "Bourbon Steak." Been that way ever since I happened upon "Interview with the Vampire." But yeah...I've had Brann's steaks twice, and both times I wound up feeding most of it to the dog. I am really beginning to doubt their claim that they have the "best food in the world."

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And lastly.... [01.02.2003 - 23:39]
Rejoice! For that stupid fade-transition thing is so outta here! Kept crashing my browser.
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Revelation of the day... [01.02.2003 - 23:11]
Songs that are ripped off a CD suck ass in comparison to ones you download. Yes kids, Heather's finally learned the meaning of "bitrate" and why most of my music tends to sound like people are sharpening knives in the background. Yesterday's revelation was, of course, that the guy or girl that RPs Lestat at TLG is a fucking plagerist that has the nerve to insult other people while he's slicing and dicing work he's found online and claiming it for his own. Pissed? Miffed? Oh yeah. See me roar. -growls-

Other than that, the day was quite uneventful. I had a real-live non-holiday day off, which I spent sleeping in until noon and then renting more movies from Blockbuster. Today it was "Silver Bullet" (cos I heard about it awhile back and couldn't find it anywhere. It called to me) and "Strange Days" (cos I'm in the Ralph for Lupin campaign and I've never seen anything the guy was in, and apparently he has "the look" in "Strange Days.") And he does. I don't care what anyone says, that movie kicks ass. And I can finally say that Ralph Fiennes is one hell of an actor, and I will seriously cry if Ewan gets the Lupin job over him.

"Silver Bullet" was ok, too. I've never really been a fan of Corey Haim (or Feldman, for that matter), but I love Stephen King. I like the idea of a werewolf that can come out at times other than the full moon. It's unique. And necessary, otherwise Mr. King would have to explain why the moon was full for 4 consecutive nights.
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As promised... [01.01.2003 - 22:46]
To begin, Happy New Years, everyone! I hope you all had a great day! I spent mine watching An American Werewolf in London and downloading music. Oh, how I need DSL. -whines- "Werewolf" was a pretty good movie. The SFX were amazing, given that it was made in 1981. I absolutely loved the transformation scene. I hated the ending, tho. Cutting for spoilers )

In other news, I've finally gotten my first webdesign job, after deciding long ago that web work was not for me. Jim wants me to update the Special Delivery site. And maybe, if I can talk him into it, I'll be able to put a new design in there because that one is just horrible. The green makes me want to puke, and I don't know what the guy was thinking by putting that horrid Michigan/map/landmass thing in there. I'd like to redo the logo, but I know I'd be pusing my luck there. To me, it just looks like some cheap piece of clip-art. Which I thought it was, until Jim or someone told me that the company actually paid money to have that designed for them.
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Blue and...bronze? [12.29.2002 - 23:29]
I thought it was blue and silver. Anyway, I call this color scheme "Ravenclaw," because of the colors only. I'm far too simple-minded to ever actually get into the House (if it existed, that is.) And offensive. Simple-minded and offensive, that's me! -grins huge cheesy grin-

Well, I'll be back tomorrow with a real entry (maybe). I was just browsing my friends page, and I noticed messr_moony's "*Remus" doesn't show up against the old black background. So I had to change it, obviously. I can be so damn picky at times.

But for now, it's past my bedtime. G'night!
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Wait a minute... [12.27.2002 - 17:11]
I distinctly remember targeting those links. *tries links again* Yup. Opening in the current window. Curse IE. So now I have to use Javascript to open links in a new window? Hell. Y'all know how to right-click, don't you?
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Gotta cache 'em all...ok, that was lame. [12.27.2002 - 17:10]
Thanks be once more to Camaxtli for clueing me in to Geocaching. I so want to do this. As soon as I can afford it, I'm getting me a GPS and going hunting. I figured that there wouldn't be much interest here in Michigan, as Michiganders and Michiganians are rarely interested in anything fun. But I've found over 300 caches in the Grand Rapids area alone! Fun-ness! I was kinda interested in that book thing for awhile (the thing I can't remember the URL to), but this sounds so much cooler. After all, what's the point in being surrounded in books you don't want to read?

Random thought #4932: Cornbread was never, I repeat, never meant for use as a pizza crust. Why, Tombstone? Why?
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Thievery! [12.25.2002 - 14:03]
DAMN DAMN DAMN!!! Stupid friggin theatre doesn't open until 2:00, so that kills my plans to see Two Towers. As a cheap substitute, I have uploaded an icon of the Sexiest Elf Alive. *sigh*

And here's a random poll, stolen from xladyxanarchyx.

1) First Grade Teacher: I don't even remember....
2) Last word you said: Elf?
3) Last song you sang: "Family Portrait" - Pink
4) Last person you hugged: Mom
5) Last thing you laughed at: The scene in LOTR:FOTR right before the Orc attack
6) Last time you said: Huh? I say a lot of things.
7) Last time you cried: A week ago, I think...
8) What's in your CD player: The CD I burned the other night
9) What colour socks are you wearing: Clear
10) What's under your bed: Nothing yet. I just rearranged my furniture.
11) What time did you wake up today: 10:00
12) Current taste: Chocolate
13) Current hair: That half-done state, after the styling products, before the blowdryer
14) Current clothes: Navy blue sweatshirt with kinda patchwork jeans
15) Current annoyance: The holidays in general.
16) Current longing: A certain sexy elf and/or werewolf
17) Current desktop picture: The water one that came with the comp. I haven't had time to personalize yet. ;)
18) Current worry: Whether I will be able to pull myself away from this thing and get ready before my grandmother comes over.
19) Current hate: -digs deep- Hm...not much I hate at the moment. Haha! I just caught something at the bridge scene! Where Gimli says "No one tosses a dwarf!" LOL Hey...yeah...dwarf-tossing. There ya go...I hate dwarf-tossing!
20) Story behind your username: I was tired of my old ones and it was the full moon. Although, in retrospect, "Lunatic" would have worked just as nicely.
21) Current favourite article of clothing: This sweatshirt...it's really comfy.
22) Favourite physical feature of the opposite sex: Eyes and hair.
22a) Favourite physical feature of the same sex: Same as above.
23) Last CD that you bought: Tori Amos - "Scarlet's Walk"
24) Favourite place to be: In bed.
25) Least favourite place: Anywhere that it is cold.
26) Time you wake up in the morning: Around 9:00
27) If you could play an instrument, what would it be: Violin
28) Favourite color: Teal
29) Do you believe in an afterlife: Yes
30) How tall are you: 5'4"
31) Current favourite word/saying: Um...ears?
32) Favourite book: I don't really have one...
33) Favourite season: Autumn
34) One person from your past you wish you could go back and talk to: Dan
35) Favourite day: Sunday
36) Where do you want to go: India
37) What is your career going to be like: I have no clue.
39) What kind of car will you have: Will I have? Yeah, this quiz isn't geared towards pre-teens. I have a '94 Cavalier right now. I'd like a small vehicle with good gas mileage that runs well. I don't care about the make/model
40) Type a line something you remember from any book: "Look beyond the face and you will see me" - Lord Krishna to Sita in one of Chris Pike's "Last Vampire" books.
41) A random lyric: If I had $1,000,000...I would buy your love - Barenaked Ladies
42) Identify some things surrounding your computer: LOTR DVD box, Bush "Sixteen Stone" CD, photo of George Harrison taped to the desk
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Coming along, slowly but...slowly. [12.24.2002 - 23:50]
I'm in the process of transferring things to the new comp. Dad finally put it online last night, and I just discovered that this version of MS Paint will save things in web-friendly format. It's better than nothing, I guess. I made a new one using a pic I stole from the Ralph for Lupin campaign (which I totally support - more later), and called it simply "Lupin". I'll use him for my depressing entries, as he looks particularly sad in that shot. I also uploaded a Snape pic, which I'm not sure what I'll use for. And of course, there's the happy little Freudian one at the top that I snagged from...somewhere. I'll dig it up and give credit. But anyways...no more blankness! Yay!

Moving on...Ralph for Lupin. I originally thought that someone out there wanted us all to throw up in the professor's name. It turns out I was wrong. No, it's for a British actor, Ralph Fiennes, who looks like he'd make an awesome Lupin. I've never seen any of his work, but he looks the part so...why not? Not that it will make one bit of difference or anything, but hell, isn't that what the internet is for? To give people a false sense of hope? So yeah, if you so desire, head on over and sign up. One note though...they need to get rid of the orange colored eyes. Is that what his eyes are supposed to look like? It reminds me of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Cheesy. I always pictured really pale, icy blue eyes, like I see in so many of those Native American wolf paintings. You know what I'm talking about...the plates you can buy out of the Sunday paper for 3 installments of $29.99. Typical scenario is a wolf, a deer, a mountain, and an indian prince/ss, or any combination of the above, all hand-painted on individually numbered plates. Order now, this is a Limited Edition collector's item! Yeah. That.

I suppose I should say something about Christmas before I haul my ass off to bed. It was...good. It loses its charm when you know more or less everything that you're getting, and the people you buy for know what they're getting in return. I picked out the DVD player with Mom. And I've been using the CD player as a table for the last month. Left it in the box and everything...it was just in the way, so I set stuff on it. ^_^ Which reminds me...now I need to go buy a table. Damn.

Happy Christmas/Yule, everyone!
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Baby got back[ground] [12.23.2002 - 20:24]
For those who've followed me about the web, this scheme probably looks familiar. Remember? I just slapped on a background. Shh. Don't tell. I decided not to use the icon anymore because it looks outdated. It just does. Don't ask questions. And since I have no photo editing software, or even anything that will save pictures in a JPG/GIF format, I'm stuck. Maybe I'll check out one of those LJ icon places later on, as the giant black space up ^there^ is bugging me.
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I just don't know. [12.23.2002 - 14:42]
I was waiting for this to happen. My first response was absolute laughter. I'm sorry if that offends some. I really do understand how this can be groundshattering to some of you. I believed him for a time. I poured my heart out to him, too. And I felt like an absolute fool after I made a conscious decision to disbelieve it all. I know that sounds odd, but it was something I had to do. Something didn't quite fit, no matter how pretty he tried to make it, and I got sick of teetering on the fence. I decided that I would not believe until shown proof.

Anyways. Getting to the point of all this, and I'm not sure if I have one, I'm not laughing anymore. I really don't know what to feel. I sympathize with those of you who are hurt by this revelation. Perhaps now you understand why some of us, me in particular, get so worked up over the issue of belief. There's a lot of anger there in having being fooled. And it really pisses me off when excuses are made up for him, especially ones that are so far-fetched. "The image of Travis was doctored to make Lestat look fake." Please. Number one, that would be quite difficult, seeing as Lestat only provided half a face to work with. Number two, the image of Travis shows no signs of tampering. resolution, shadowing, all of it are consistant throughout. And then there's "It's just a photo that is supposed to look like him, not really him." So you would substitute a small lie for the grand-daddy of them all: that this is all fake. Either way, he's messing with your head.

Now, for the stuff that didn't go into the forum. The forum, for those just joining us. This is precicely the reason why I don't like Anne Rice anymore. I feel bad about it, too, since she didn't do anything. In fact, she fights against this kind of crap. But after hearing this Lestat go on and on about putting stuff about us in the books, I just lost interest entirely.

Hell. Werewolves are so very much more interesting than vampires anyways.

Enough depressing-ness. I have so much Christmas shopping to do yet. I am such a procrastinator. Horrible. I still have a few things to get for my mom. And the store probably closes at 5:00. And it's 2:30 right now. I was going to do it all tomorrow, but apparently I'm working. Jim likes to switch the schedule around without telling me. This was one of those days where I drag my ass out of bed, get ready, get to work, and find out I'm not needed. A real day off would be nice once in awhile.
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*glares at screen* [12.21.2002 - 00:13]
Ok. That's it. I officially give up. For tonight, that is. Yeah, I know the top of this page looks messed up. I also realize this isn't the greatest color scheme in the world. I'm getting there. Really.

I'm just too damn tired. Work sucked ass. The roads turned to hell right after the dinner rush started. And no one really felt like tipping tonight. All in all, it put me in a pissy mood and made me feel like swearing. A lot. As you can see. I did deliver to one guy with the Sexiest Fucking Accent in the world. God, I love Brits. Of course, he was older, but he had that sort of Richard Gere charm to him, so it didn't matter. But he was a cheap ass. Gave me a dollar tip for a $40 order. What is that, 2 Pounds? I keep forgetting if their currancy is twice as much as ours or half as much. Bah. Anyways...stupid cheap sexy git.

Ok, sleepy time now. 'Night!
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Falls over laughing [12.19.2002 - 22:05]
Oh my. I just looked up the definition to my username because, in a panic, I wondered if the name I'd chosen was really a word or not. (OMG!! Did I, in my pathetic attempt at being clever, just make an ass of myself in front of the entire internet??) Yeah. That kind of panic. According to m-w.com, I am:

Main Entry: moon·struck
Pronunciation: -"str&k
Function: adjective
Date: 1674
: affected by or as if by the moon: as a : mentally unbalanced b : romantically sentimental c : lost in fantasy or reverie

Oh, that's frightening. And true. Especially the "mentally unbalanced" part.
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Finally solving the Legoals vs. Frodo debate... [12.19.2002 - 17:00]
Click for quiz results )

Ok, I have dinner to eat and a loaded grandmother to coerce. Laters!
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Oops! [12.19.2002 - 16:40]
I forgot about Parajournal! But they folded, so I guess they didn't really count anyways.

Ew. This color scheme looks really...girly. Yuck. This will not do.
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