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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
9:26 am
I had spent my whole life growing up in Indiana thinking my vote would never matter... and I still can't believe it's blue. For the cynical young Americans, seeing we can actually make a difference is just what we needed.


(Consequently, I turned 21 Sunday, but I was more excited about the election than my birthday, haha)

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007
7:05 pm - Nanowrimo...again
So, I've thrown together a general plot idea. Well, it's more of an idea than a plot - I'm good at creating circumstances, but not the conflict to drive the story along. I'd like any sort of suggestions you could give for a plot. Here's what I have so far:

The story takes place in the future, and the main focus of the book will be genetic advances (I'm a biology major and working in a genetics lab, so fact checking won't be an issue). In my future, the religious right has gained an even stronger hold on the US. Scientific progress has practically come to a stop because it has been outlawed, and the rest of the world moves on. Some countries are making very good use of it, curing diseases and engineering disease-free children. One of the last genetics labs in the US has recently gone past the usual "acceptable" genetic modification (just getting rid of disease) and have helped a couple produce the "perfect" child - a little girl who's incredibly healthy, pretty, intelligent, athletic, etc.

Either religious "activists" or the government itself eventually figure out the identity of the child and come to get the little girl, and in the process of breaking into her house kills her parents (maybe she wasn't there). She has to be snuck out of the US and deal with the repercussions of her genes - even though she's "perfect," she has a terrible life, never being allowed to grow up like a normal child.

I'm just mainly asking for the main plot. After this initial thing, what happens? Does she just try to escape? Get pay back? What? Also, I sort of imagine the US being in another civil war, this time conservative vs liberal states, maybe Canada accepting US refugees who are fleeing. Is this too much? That's not as important - mainly I just need plot fodder to get me going after the first few chapters.

Any ideas? >_>

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
12:58 pm
Can't make a huge post, since I'm leaving in two hours to drive back to Phoenix. Flying back to Chicago tomorrow. Just needed to say one thing:

Harry Potter was FREAKING AWESOME.

I was severely nervous that JKR would somehow implode the whole series, especially after being so disappointed with book 6. But this was just fabulous. I mean, sure, there were parts I didn't like (I hate Lupin/Tonks even more now) and there were some inconsistancies like always, but the ending was just brilliant. Maybe I'm just happy that I actually called nearly the entire ending, but I was very pleased. I'll have a detailed post later.

Thank you amazon.com for getting a copy to a 100 person town in the middle of a mountain in the desert on the release date :D

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Friday, July 13th, 2007
1:22 pm
Just an fyi for anyone who doesn't know... I'm leaving for Arizona in a couple of hours, and I won't be back until July 25th. I'll be basically in the middle of nowhere (doing research and catching kangaroo rats in the desert, weee!) so I'll pretty much have no contact with the outside world. I might be able to check email once or twice, but that's it. If you really need to contact me for something important, you'll probably have to call, but I'm not even sure if I'll have cell phone reception. So....yeah. I'll tell you all about it when I get back. Bye =D

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
7:26 pm - Omfg...
Has EVERYONE I know seen Harry Potter at midnight? Seriously...I couldn't get tickets for midnight or today. There are only 3 showings here, and only at one theater. The other theaters don't even HAVE it.

Pleeeeaaaasseee. Will you guys rewatch it with me Thursday night? I'm driving home after work because I leave from O'Hare to Arizona on Friday. I'll be in the middle of a desert for 12 days with no internet or any form of civilization, so if I don't see it late tomorrow, I'll have to wait until the end of the month =(

There's even a chance I won't be able to read book 7 until like, the 26th... T_T The closest bookstore to where I live is two hours away. Seriously, wtf. I am in the middle of no where. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Please someone go with me? >_>

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Monday, May 28th, 2007
10:31 pm - Le Chef
I cooked dinner for myself today! I figured I'd cook something big so I'd have leftovers for when I'm working (and I had nothing to do today). Cheesey Chicken and Stuffing Casserole...Found the recipe online and tweaked it a bit. It was soooo good. I was scared it would be a waste of time and money, but it was delicious.


Num num num. *proud of herself*

current mood: accomplished

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Sunday, May 27th, 2007
7:45 pm
Alright, I guess I'll make a post (since a couple of people said I needed to, heh.) I moved back down to Purdue today...I'm sitting in David's apartment right now. Well, I guess it's technically my apartment for the summer, but it still feels like I'm just visiting. It feels sort of strange how I'm here and he's not...le sigh. Anyway, I'll try not to turn this into EmoJournal.

I need to do a lot of random crap. Most importantly I need to go grocery shopping. I'll do that tomorrow - I'm too tired from packing and driving and unpacking today. I'm going to force myself to buy relatively healthy stuff. No pop...just milk and juice. Going to buy some fruit too so I snack on that instead of other crud. I'm probably going to end up losing weight this summer, which is a good thing. I sort of want to exercise a bit more, and I'll probably be eating better (and less food, heh...)

I brought my easel and paint and canvas down with me too. Now that it's sort of set up I'm really itching to go at it. I don't know what I want to do, so I'll have to plan a little first. I've also been hashing out a plot for my unfinished Greek story from Nanowrimo. I think this actually has the potential to be finished. It's lighthearted, therefor really fun to write. My more serious stories get tedious after a while.

I'm also debating if I should get the new DDR and a new pad. Tempting. I know if I get a pad that works and new songs I'll be more inclined to play, and I rather do that for exercise than running around campus aimlessly or going to the RSC. Hmmmm.

Oh, and I have wifi for pokemon now, so if anyone wants to battle, IM me ;P I'm around lv 55-58, though I could always user lower level random pokemon if you want. I'm also breeding a heck of a lot of Eevees, and I'll probably have a couple extra if anyone wants them.

current mood: tired

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Sunday, April 29th, 2007
2:41 pm - Pokemon!
Here's my friend code for Pokemon Diamond:

1547 1724 1150

Let me know if you added me and what your code is (in case I don't have it already)

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Friday, April 27th, 2007
12:22 pm

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
1:33 pm - Two Words

Don't expect to see me much during the next couple of days.

current mood: excited

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Thursday, April 12th, 2007
10:31 am - Woooo!
I just got a letter saying I was chosen as the College of Science's Outstanding Freshman for the Biology Department :D I'm super happy. There are like 400 freshman in biology. Yay! I'm slightly surprised because I haven't been doing super duper well in this semester (though I hate the stuff we're learning so I'm not very motivated), but I guess my other random stuff made up for it. Yay! ^_^

current mood: excited

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
10:58 am - My Big Fat Gay Paper
EDIT: Alright, here's the final version, sources and all.

Biological Causes of Male Homosexuality
by Jennifer McCreight



current mood: exhausted

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Monday, April 2nd, 2007
11:49 am
April Fools! Man, that last post sure was painful to write. I needed to do something, though, since I had been away from LJ for so long, and I could think of nothing scarier than my becoming a conservative Christian. *shudder*

Though on a slightly true side, I did go the the Purdue Students for Life abortion protest... to protest them. I was with NOW (National Organization for Women, which I am a member of) in our Pro-Choice tent passing out free condoms, hehe. I have proof! I made it into the newspaper.

Protests? I am now officially a college student.

I reeeeeeeeeallllyy should update this thing more. I have stuff going on. You guys just need to kick me in the butt a little.

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Sunday, April 1st, 2007
11:05 am - Sorry for the lack of updates
Wow, I can't believe it's been since December since I updated. I really should have posted, since a lot has been changing in my life, but I've been concentrating my efforts elsewhere. The thing is, I've been afraid to tell my friends what has been going on. I can't keep this a secret any longer though. It's a part of who I am.

I started going to Campus Crusade for Christ meetings in January. It all started by going to Mexico. All I had to do was look around me to see the people living worthless lives >_< Back then I was jaded and I didn't think of it as sinning, but I knew it was wrong. You could see the couples cuddling everywhere, knowing that night all it was going to be was sex, and I wondered if they really loved each other. How do you really know if someone loves you unless you marry them? o_O And I saw the people stuffing their faces at the buffet, going back for seconds and thirds of heaping plates, while the Mexican workers children were probably wasting away at home. I saw the drunkenness and loss of control. Were people that depressed that they needed to stoop to that to drown their sorrows? It seemed everywhere I turned I saw someone doing something pointless, something detrimental to their life. And when Christmas day came around, I just sat and thought how the holiday had lost all meaning. No one thinks of Christmas as the birth of Jesus anymore - it's all about presents and Santa Claus and snow.

That's when I realized how empty my life was. How devoid of meaning. A guy I know from one of my classes gave me a flier for CCC and suggested it would help me out. After the first meeting, I saw the truth behind the teachings of Jesus Christ Almighty. I felt terrible inside for all the sinful things I had been doing all my life =\ I've removed the gay pride stuff from my room - what was I thinking? Last week I helped the Purdue Students for Life with their annual protest against abortion - how could I not have seen that it was just mindless baby killing? There's just no other side that makes sense. And obviously I've stopped masturbating, though it's been really hard, especially since I told David I can't do anything past kissing anymore. David is the hardest thing. He is a nonbeliever, like I used to be, and it troubles me knowing that when I ascend to heaven his soul will burn in hell. I love him, so I keep trying to persuade him to go to church with me. The hardest thing though was canceling my Harry Potter book 7 order. I still love the series even though I know I shouldn't. I need to put my books in my basement when I get home to hide the temptation.

That's pretty much most of it. I think I'm probably going to switch my major, but I need to figure out what new one I'll pick still. I can't study biology when the church doesn't accept it's foundation of evolution. I follow the word of the church and the Bible now, and some "theories" aren't something I want a degree in. How can I use that in life? I don't know. I guess I can always go back into art ^^; I guess I'll see.

BTW, Pokemon comes out in April! I can't wait ^_^

God Bless You,

current mood: calm

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
1:46 pm - Ahem
All my posts from now on will be friends locked. You can thank my mom for that. Yes mom, I know you're reading this now. Thank you for violating my privacy. Post here if you want to be friended.

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Sunday, October 1st, 2006
2:35 am
Two word answers only.

1. When was the last time you shaved?
Yesterday Morning

2. Explain what ended your last relationship.
Religious Bigotry

3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
Riding bus

4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Expecting food

5. Are you any good at math?
Calc II
Unfortunately yes

6. Your prom night?
Great time

7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
Not really

8. Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Have scholarships

9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
Myspace sucks

10. Last thing received in the mail?
Grandma's Cookies

11. How many different beverages have you had today?
Three Types

12. Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machine?
Hardly Ever

13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Huey Lewis

14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
Not anymore

15. What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?
Insufficient Novocaine!
Grinded Tooth

16. What is out your back door?
Doesn't exist

17. Any plans for Friday night?
Possibly date

18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
No difference

19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Never have

20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Yep, yay!

21. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
College, yes

22. Some things you are excited about?
Sleeping Tonight

23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
Hate Jello

24. Describe your keychain(s)?
Wigglytuff, Venasaur

25. Where do you keep your change?
No container

26. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
Can't remember

27. What kind of winter coat do you own?
Need one

28. What was the weather like on your graduation day?
Hot maybe

29. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Closed always

30. Have you gone to a show you didn't really want to see, just to be with your friends?
For Mom

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Monday, September 4th, 2006
4:50 pm - College Junk
College-y things I've done so far:

1. Eating dorm food
2. Going to eat lunch in pajamas
3. Eating dinner after 10 PM
4. Sitting down in the wrong classroom
5. Forgetting to go to a class
6. Going to a football game
7. Riding the bus
8. Riding the bus a distance that could have easily been walked
9. Being woken up by the Boilermaker Special
10. Buying books
11. Showering
12. Walking to class in the rain
13. Getting all your meals for a day for free somewhere
14. Gotten free food from random Baptist Group
15. Eating only dessert for dinner
16. Doing laundry
17. Staying out until 2 AM
18. Standing in line for over an hour for free food
19. Going a week without drinking any sort of pop

I am unable to make real livejournal posts anymore, yay! Sigh.

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1:24 am - RIP, Crocodile Hunter

Steve Irwin DIED.



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Thursday, August 24th, 2006
1:20 pm - Annnddddd....
There goes Pluto! What happens to us Scorpios now?

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Friday, August 11th, 2006
10:07 pm - :DDDDDD
Leaving for Purdue tomorrow!!!!!!!! :D


Time to unplug the computer and pack it up. Wooooo! ^_^

current mood: excited

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