Monday, 19 August 2013

New Beginnings


So I've been nominated to make this post and I thought that renewal would make a nice topic. This blog after all is all about renewing and maintaining old friendships.

I am about to make a big change in my life. I have finished school FOREVER. Summer is almost over and I will be going off to university. I still have three more years of education but it feels weird. I'm nervous and excited and a little wistful (but mostly excited). I am about to make a whole new group of friends. Probably several groups. And I'm leaving behind all the friends that I've had the last seven years or so. Of course there will be some I'll stay in contact with.

But that brings me back to this post. Despite all the new friends I hope I will be making in the coming months, you guys are all friends that I don't want to lose contact with. And so I hope that this post will inspire a few days at least of new comments and re connection with some of the people I don't talk to regularly.

There are already one or two people who I haven't talked to in a while that I have reconnected with. It's a wonderful feeling to rekindle a friendship like that.

So I am about to embark on a new beginning. And I hope that I will be able to take the new beginnings of some old friendships when I go :)


154 comments:

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

*hugs Octa*
Sorry for slow response. I have had a hard time lately getting on.

Aquila Felis said...

Hey, another one starting university. :)

I'll start studying Biology this month. Because I just love Biology. It's the science of life, and life is great. ^^

What will you be studying? Will you move out?

I won't, I'm staying at home and going to university and back with MY Vespa. Cause I bought it off my dad. Yay for self-earned money! ^^

Octa Gregorian Boona (formerly Ambrosius) said...

I'm studying History. Yeah I moved out because the uni is 2 hours from my home.

Aquila Felis said...

He. One has to study what they're interested in, no matter the dreadfull 'what kind of job will you be able to get with it' question. ^^

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

Oh, thank goodness for smart people like you two! :D Those are awesome subjects to be studying.
I don't know what I am going to do when I graduate. Everything I come up with is met with a lot of doubt and negative comments. My dad says I am not made for college. :P
I think I will work at a job were I can serve the smart ones there coffee and clean their homes so that they can continue to use their epic minds for great things and not be bothered with the mundane.
I hope you both will always continue with your writing, poetry (and also for Aquila) art.

Aquila Felis said...

Hi Kal! ^^
Well, my family had lots of doubt about studying Biology, too. But now that it's a fact they just try to make the best of it. Whenever there's a biologist on tv they're like: Look, biologists do that too! ^^
Also, not counting you as smart wouldn't be smart. :P
And if I ever end up not bothered with the mundane I just hope someone will come around and get me back to earth. Atm I won't end up on a too high horse, I clean two hours every day to pay for the fuel to get to Uni and back - on the plus side I won't be in any debt once I finished university. ^^
I doubt I could ever stop art. It's just tooooo tempting. ... I do hope I won't doodle so much I forget to listen, though. I doubt I get away with that while being in university, too. ^^
And, I think if you want to go to college you should go to college.

Aquila Felis said...

First day in Uni: check.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

Still having problems with having a comp available to use. Am still working on it.
I miss everyone and love you all. :D
*hugs and noogies everyone*

Hope you all are doing well and hope everything is going great at your uni, Aquila! :D

nights.raven said...

We miss you too, kallie! *hugs and is noogied*
Love u too! :D
Hope ur parents have been leaving u alone *hugs*

Aquila Felis said...

Things are good, Kal. ^^ Might have to cut open a worm this week, though... oh well. :P ^^

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

Thanks Ravenistlalalala! *hugs tight and sneaks a noogie*

Well, I know it's science but ewwww! Cutting worms! :P (I would never make a good nurse or doctor)
Also, anyone hear from Lenka? I have written to her but have not heard back from her. It's been a very long while.
When I can, I have been catching up on Supernatural episodes.
Also have a new kitty, a sweet baby boy named Happy. :D
I am having fun with that playful furry faced critter. <3
This key board is driving me nuts as it's really not helping with my typos. :P
I have not read Derek's latest but hope to get the books!
I know many of you have already read it. I am curious if anyone else out there is like me, not having the book yet.
I am preparing for some stressful times ahead as will have to endure some longer days with my parents. *sighs*
Oh well, I will do my best to get through it. :D
Am looking forward to the holidays!
I really want to write but have not had a chance. I have missed s many epica birthdays and did not celebrate with those who I love like used too. (but in my heart I do) :D
Have to go now. For some reason we are not getting any water. -_-
Looks like we will be living very old fashioned here on out! YAY! :D
Glad you two, (Aquila and Raven) are doing well. Hope the rest of you are too! *hugs everyone*
LOVE YOU ALL!

Aquila Felis said...

Sooooo... hello again everyone. It's been a while.

Yes, I did have to cut open an earthworm. Mine was dead but still stiff, which meant the organs weren't in place after I forced to lay straight... meh. I pretty much drew with a lot of help from the book. ^^ Then the week after it was a shell - which was far worse than the worm. Basically, if you put them in a fluid that will kill them they close and stay closed for hours, so it'd take ages to kill them - so the shells we got were alive. We didn't have to cut them open ourselves, but... let me say, even after being cut in halfs most were still moving when we were done with drawing. Not the nicest thing ever... then this week we had some not-really-fish thing, long dead and so small no cutting was needed to see through it. They had them prepared and made sure they wouldn't rot and I think also coloured in ages before us. ... next week will be a proper fish. One with bones and more organs. And eyes. I think I'll be off worse once what I cut open has eyes. I asked the professor and she said that chicklet and mouse were still too come - oh joy. ^^
But cutting open animals is the only bad side to studying I have found up to now. And the shells would have been eaten otherwise - they got them right where you get the ones for eating. Oh, before the shell and earthworm we did some parasites and single celled beings. We put some paramecia on glue hoping to slow them down enough to be able to draw them - and found it didn't have much of an effect. The group that got them after us said it had slowed them by then, but still. ^^
We learn about the weirdest forms of life, and I haven't read a single book or story more creative than what nature came up with. I really love that part of studying. ^^
Christmas markets have started over here, now, and they're great. I especially like a medieval themed one in a city not far from my town. Though the one of my town was nice, too. And it's the only place and time you can get potato soup in a pot made of bread. ^^
I hope the you lot are doing well, too.
Greetings from Germany! ^^

Emily Sanders said...

*whispers* Guys?... I know that this was posted a while ago, but I've been desperately trying to find something recent by you lot...

*is aware that nobody knows me by this name*
*misses everybody*
*is le sad*

I really want to talk to you guys again, so please respond. >.<

Aquila Felis said...

Hi Emily, HOW sure are you nobody knows you by this name? ;)
I think I know a Bloglandish Emily... :P

Also. *responds*
A little late, admittedly, but I'll make sure to check more often now. ^^

Emily Sanders said...

Well Aquila, of course you'd be the most likely to know me by this name. ;)

Aquila Felis said...

Hehe. ^^
I'm usually not the best in remembering names, so I am a tiny bit proud of that. ;)

Emily Sanders said...

Well I do use this same profile picture for everything too... so you must have recognised that. :P
Also, side note: why do you keep disappearing from dA?! D:

Aquila Felis said...

Um... not on purpose. It seems my internet was a bit dodgy?
If you talk about whole days, though.. you see, my camera broke. Not much to upload, that way. ^^ But I'll check more often. ^^

Aquila Felis said...

Merry Christmas / nice free days everybody. ^^

Emily Sanders said...

*cough* follow my blog *cough*

Aquila Felis said...

Done. ^^

Isabella Midnight said...

Is it too late to join the party? :P Hehe, I haven't spoken to you guys in AGES!! Soo long that I have NO idea what to say :P
I will try to make it a regular thing, checking in to see the convo :P

Aquila Felis said...

Bella! Bellabellabellabella!
Nice to hear from you again! :)
You better make that a regular thing. Please. *puppy eyes* ^^

And, it's never too late to join a party. In the worst case you just end up starting a new one. ^^

And, you could start by saying how you are. ^^

Isabella Midnight said...

I am doing great!!! Recently I have been doing some online courses, my goal is that I will be able to teach children English in another country (Thailand or some place like that)so that's been going well.

How have you been? I read about you studying Biology, I don't think I could cut open any form of animal.^^ Don't worry about the job part yet, You can worry about that a tad later :P

And don't worry, I WILL be checking this regularly :P (I've put an alarm on my phone for 22:00 so remind me ^^

Dragona Pine - Quarian Infiltrator said...

Hello.

Aquila Felis said...

Nice to hear you're well. ^^ I've been fine, and yup, I'm studying Biology. Not atm, though. Atm I'm visiting Dragona. :P ^^
... and the weather is just charming. ^^
I didn't think I'd have it as easy cutting open animals, either. But if you ignore what you're doing and just do it... besides I have to revise with the drawings I make of them. ^^
Good thing you'll check regularly. :P ^^

Dragona Pine - Quarian Infiltrator said...

I wanted the weather to be better, admittedly.

Aquila Felis said...

I wonder why, nearly being blown over is fun. :P ^^

Isabella Midnight said...

I'm just going to ask now, you two togethor? irl and online?

Aquila Felis said...

Yes. ^^ I'm visiting him for the third time, by now. ^^ Last winter, last summer, this winter. ^^

Emily Sanders said...

Isabella goddam it where's my hello? :P Another person to check off my list of people I've missed.

Emily Sanders said...

Ah, have I said my old name on here?

hehe, whoops, in case I haven't, I'm Lilith. :3

Isabella Midnight said...

I've sat here for approximately 10 minutes, trying to think of something to type that makes me sound calm and collected, as I'm not super freaking excited to hear from you. I give up!
How have you been?! Should I call you Emily or Lilith?! *hugs*

Aquila Felis said...

Aaaaaand... I passed the first semester, second coming up. I hope Physics will be less troubling than Mathematics for Life Sciences, so I can make for Common and Anorganic Chemistry changing to Organic Chemistry - I bet that will be more difficult than anorganic. ^^
Oh, and no more cutting animals open. I heard we'll instead go outside and try to tell what species we're looking at. Which sounds a lot more fun. :)
I've got more hours at university, though, including walks around the gardens. The university has biiiig gardens that belonged to the castle. With lots of trees... I bet it's to do with the trees.
How has everyone been? Did anyone else pass anything? Or did you... dunno. Invent a new way to cook your favourite food or something else you feel like telling? Cause I'm curious. ;)
Greetings from Germany, where spring is heating us up to nearly 20°C, on some days. :)

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Wow I haven't checked here for months and months.

I'm really enjoying university. Hey Aquila and Dragona and Bella and Emily!

I wonder if any of you still check on here? I expect if I do get a reply I won't find out for weeks but I will try to check back.

I also passed my first semester, and the second one is nearly over.

Hope to talk to you guys soon.

Aquila Felis said...

Hi Octa!
I don't know about the others, but I do still check.
I passed my first semester too, and all exams first try. I was quite happy I didn't have to do one a second time - I tend to start revising tooooo late so they're stress. ^^
My second semester will only be done in a few months, I guess mine start at different times. And I'm TRYING not to start revising too late, again - but at two tests a week my motivation could be higher. ;)
Have a nice day, whenever you see this!
And everyone else have a nice day, too, of course. ^^

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

I think I will remember to check here semi regularly. Once a week or so.

That's good. My uni finishes early even compared to other English ones.

Well technically I guess I do finish in just over a month but once my exams are done I have really nothing at all to do.

Hope the exams go well :)

Min (Thalia) said...

OCTA!!!!!!! AQUILA!!!!!!! HEY GUYS!!!!!!!! :D

i haven't checked here in a while because i thought no one came here anymore but i was messing around and came here on a whim and HEY....there you are......it's so nice to see posts from you guys again!

i'm glad both of your uni years seem to have been going well. i hope they have been. and good luck on your exams!! my finals are in like...three weeks i think??? i heard via word of mouth that we only have 15 days left of school, excluding weekends, so. yeah. that's approaching. i'm trying not to start studying too late either.

great hear from you guys again :)

Aquila Felis said...

Hi Thalia! ^^

Finals, huh? ... I could've done more for mine. But I still was (a bit) above average, so all went well. ;) Not starting to late is a GOOD idea, though. ;)
Tbh, I revised less than half an hour for English and got away with that - probably thanks to you lot. ^^

Octa: the time after having finished exams is nice - once you know you passed. I liked it. ^^ Looking forward to next time, though now some laws changed and we get a second try even if we pass. Up to now, you only did when you failed - and with additional time to revise, most people who failed first time were better than people who passed first time, which was seen as unfair.
It also means we will probably have more multiple-choice exams, though. Cause no prof can correct 900 exams - twice! - if they have lots of written text. Hm. I'll see. ^^

I hope both of you are doing fine. :)

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Hey Thalia! Hey Aquila!

My exams are in 11 and 13 days respectively.

Looking forward to summer a lot.

Hope your exams go well Thal :)

Good to hear from you all, hope you are doing well.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

Hi Octa, Thalia, Aquila! *hugs*
I will hang out here more if others do. :)
I've been busy but have been trying to write and challenge myself in it a bit more.
Eh, I don't know what else to say. Life is boring.

Aquila Felis said...

Hi Kallista! *hugs back* Life is busy but boring? Not the best combination, in my experience. I hope it will get less busy and more interesting for you. :)

Emily Sanders said...

I feel so bad that I forgot to check up here Omg bdbsvskksjsbbsnsnsbsbshjsjdnndndjjdjd
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Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Hi everyone!

Just checking in again.

@ Kal I second what Aquila said, hope you get a more interesting and relaxed summer.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Goddess Queen and Thief in Black said...

What happened to the design of the blog? (or is my internet just acting up again?)

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Kal: I'm having problems with the blog design, too, so it's not just you, at least. ^^

Also, hi! :P
Hope you all are doing well. :)

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Yeah the blog design doesn't work for me either.

Aquila Felis said...

It looks a bit as if the picture has been removed? Not sure, though... or maybe the picture broke?

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

That is rather a shame.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Hi everyone! I'm going to try and be here more often. I want to be on Derek's blog too and remind him that I am still a fan. :D
College life has been good. The English professor is really working hard to get me to be better. LOL What I really want to do is be in creative writing. But in order to do that I need all my muses back together. Or at least I need to hear from them from time to time. :D Life is busy though, I know that. But still, never forget the talent you all have or the big impact you had on my life.
I know I was hard on some of you and that was unfortunate. I ended up getting some professional help for my condition but I wish I could have done it sooner.
I just want to see people back together again. It was like a big beautiful tapestry woven together with brightly colored thread. I think the tapestry has faded a bit but can be restored. :D
I hope you all are doing well.

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Hey Kallie.

I will also try and be on here more often. I know I've said this before but if I can make a routine out of it then I am more likely to stick to it.

My writing was also largely tied into blogland and it has suffered from my absence in blogland.

I would also enjoy talking to everyone again,seeing how you all are.

:D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Thanks Octa, It is good to see you here. I will be checking back here a lot more then I used too. It may take a while, but I think others will come back. We need to get Derek Landy to come here too! That would be fun! :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I'm studying underwater archaeology now! (I can barely spell that) LOL
Next semester I will being doing field projects.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I am commenting now again just to be random.


>:D

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Yeah random comments are fun!

*rides around on a majestic penguin*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*steals the Doctor's TARDIS and travels the universe looking for the other Bloglanders*




*see's Octa and kidnaps him*


BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAAA

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

*sneakily pretends to be kidnapped by Kallista*

*points out that it is actually a cardboard cut out that looks like Octa*

*the real Octa hides under a box*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*is confused when the Cardboard does not respond back to her*



*sees purple sparklies coming from inside a box and knows where Octa REALLY is*


BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAA

*slips him some cupcakes and lets him think that he is still hidden*

>:D

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

*is hiding really well in the box*

*watches cupcakes slide under the box*

Wow a family of little cupcakes have emigrated into my box!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*enjoys a cupcake while siting on the sparkly box*


*waits for others to arrive*



Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*is doing homework in the TARDIS*

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

*peeks out from under the box as a whooshing sound fills the air*

*looks astonished as the TARDIS materialises around the box*

*tells the little cupcake children to stay in the box as there might be danger about*

*stalks around the TARDIS with a sonic umbrella, muttering about cybermuffins and undead potato creatures*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*senses something epica heading her way*

*looks up to see Octa with a sonic umbrella*

*thinks he is dancing and starts dancing with him*


*accidently steps on an undead potato creature*

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

*undead potato creature sits up and yells NOT TODAY!*

*sonics the potato with the umbrella and then sends it flying as part of a kickline with Kal*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*is in a kick line with Octa and cybermuffins*

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!



*steps on a banananaaa peel and goes sliding crazily around the TARDIS while on one foot*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

brb

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

ok, I'm back.

Rose Black said...

Boo

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

HI Rose! :D *hands her a muffin* How are you?

Rose Black said...

Hey Kal! *noms on muffin* I'm great thanks, how are you?

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I'm doing ok. AM working on homework and trying to keep warm.

We have a lot of snow here.
My cat doesn't want to go outside anymore. :P

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I'm excited for next semester. I will be learning how to play the violin. :D

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

*tumbles into the blogosphere*

*munches thoughtfully on one of the cybermuffins*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Hiya Octa! It sure is swell to see you today!
*is also eating a cybermuffin but not as thoughtfully as Octa*

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Hello Kal!

Hope you are still around.

I had a very sleepy day today. I didn't really wake up until about 7pm.

But I did spent the evening eating chinese food and watching films in foreign languages.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Hi Octa!
Sounds like a very nice evening. I went to school and worked on some essays then came home and shoveled the driveway. :P
I had a good dinner and a delicious desert! YUM!!!


*hands him a cupcake*


Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*changes into a bird and flies to the castle on Octa's head*

Hone sweet home. :D

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

I am glad you had a nice dinner :)

What desert did you have?

*tries to balance with the castle on my head*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I had cake and ice cream! YAY
*flies around Octa's head*

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I have to do a strong response paper on a book I read. I have no idea how to do it. :P
I am nervous about another paper I did. We will be getting them back this Monday but my teacher said some people really did bad on the paper. I hope I am not one of them.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

There is a big disconnect that is wider then the sea. I thought it could be overcome, but people have moved on. I remember when they said they would never leave and never hurt me but now that's all they do every time they pass right over me.

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

I am sorry about the disconnect and I hope people will come back every now and again.

What is the response paper you have to write about?

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

It's on this book about an African-American girl living in the deep south in the 1940's.

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

I made a cake today :)

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

What kind of cake did you make?
:D

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Chocolate and cherry cake :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

YUMMY!!!! That sounds very delicious! My mom made a cake like that a while ago and it was super good. :D



I'm not good at making cake and pies and stuff like that. :P I just like to eat them.

Min (Thalia) said...

hey guys!!! :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*tacklehugs Thalia*

THALIAIAIAIIAIAIAIAAIAAIAIAAAA


How are you?

*pulls up a couple of chairs and puts Thalia in one and sits in the other*


*hands out some cookies and tea*


Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I just want to take a moment and say....

































































































I love muh kitty!!!!!
<3 <3 <3 <3

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

@ Kallie

I like eating cakes too :)

I am glad the cake came out well.

@ Thalia

Hi Thal! Long time no see! How are you? *hugs*

Min (Thalia) said...

hi kal, hi octa!!! *hugs tight* it is good to see you

i am alright. it has been a very very rough year at school and mental and physical health wise, but i am pulling through.

how are you guys?

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

I am pretty good *hugs back*

It is good to see you too!

I'm in my second year of university now and the work is pretty tough from a stress perspective but apart from that I am good.

Sorry to hear your year hasn't been great but I'm glad you're pulling through.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Hi Thalia and Octa! *hugs both*
I wish your school were not so stressful, Thal. :/
What kinds of things can you do to de stress? If I was there I would make sure you had time to have fun and relax.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Oh, I forgot to add how I am doing. :P
I am doing well. School is somewhat stressful for me but I am trying to take it one day at a time and not stress to much. :)
The semester is almost over and soon I will be in different classes. (I was just getting used to the ones I had!)

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

I have that a lot. Will you know anyone in the new classes from your old ones?

Also I don't know if you heard but you can actually buy Em's book on amazon now :D

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1503097366/sr=1-1/qid=1415888855/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1415888855&sr=1-1

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Em showed that to me. I am so happy and proud of her! :D
I think I will buy a copy for myself as a Christmas present.

:D



Min (Thalia) said...

glad you guys are doing alright :-) good luck with the rest of the semester, you're almost there!!

i'm also super proud of em, that's so awesome

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

I break up for Christmas next Friday :)

Octaboona Anessen Ambrosius said...

Also made it to 100 comments :)

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I too have a week to go.

*hugs Thalia* It sure is good to see you here, :D

Octaboona Anessen Othello Ambrosius said...

*starts making a mountain out of mashed potato in the middle of the blog*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*helps Octa build his mountain of mashed potatoes and adds a waterfall of gravy*


*happily slides down the gravy in a biscuit boat*


WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE




Octaboona Anessen Othello Ambrosius said...

*slides down the gravy waterfall and spies a snowman*

*drops a bobble hat on its head as the boat passes above*

WEEEEEEE!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*gets chased by potato snowman*



*runs around in circles*




Mary Hiashi said...

Hey!

Update time. I personally went to University for a year before I dropped out. It's not for me (I mean yes I passed all of my courses and got fairly good marks [mainly 70's-80's]) but I was as bad of a student there as I was all throughout my schooling career. (I.e. not doing the readings, or optional homework, skipping class every once in awhile).

So...ya. I love learning but I've always hates school. So I'm working now; trying to save up. I also decided to start an Indiegogo campaign to raise money so that I can live in Japan for at least six months. I don't see this going well, but meh, never know until you try. Anyways, my future plans are to live in different countries around the world and experience the culture/art/history/language/etc. of those places. One way or another I will get there.

So basically, my update is that I am planning big things for myself.

Also, it's good to see...read? old friends again.

Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

(It's been awhile since I've said that...)

Mary Hiashi said...

I sound hyper. Or crazy...or both. Probably both.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

MARY HIASHI! *hugs forever* How I have missed you. You sound epica to me! :D
I am currently going to school and about to finish my 1st semester of college. I'm not the best at studying though. But so far I've made good grades.
I hope you get to do what you dream about. It would be so cool to go to Japan! I can see you achieving all your goals. :D
I hope to see more of you on the blog now, Mary.
Are you still writing and doing your wonderful art? You have such a talent for it! I can't wait to hear from you again.
YAY

(now I sound crazy and hyper) :P

Mary Hiashi said...

I've missed you too Kal.

I'm still drawing (I have a drawing tablet now. Upgrade!), and maybe I'll post some of my drawings on my blog, or something. As far as writing goes, I have to get back into it, mostly because I have a monster of a story that keeps nagging me. I'm also working on simple animations.

There is also a million and one other things I'd like to get to as well. Like I'm going to learn how to make my own clothes, and I want to learn how to code (I've started but my time and Internet [stupid Internet] is limited).

Mary Hiashi said...

Also, good luck to anyone who has or had finals.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

FTW a drawing tablet! That's awesome Mary. :D
I'm so glad you are still writing and doing art work.
I have no doubt that you will make fine clothes for yourself and will be the envy of all fashion conscious persons. :)
I may be inspired to do the same Mary. I have clumsy fingers though. :P

Also, I just finished with a final exam and I passed. WOOOOOOOOOOOOT
I have another one to do tomorrow then one more for history. I think I will be getting good grades in all my classes.
:D

Mary Hiashi said...

Yay for not failing and doing well!

I've got fairly clumsy fingers myself, but they get used to what you tell them to do.

...I hear harp music. I now want a harp...ah well. Can't have everything.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Sure you can Mary! You shall have a harp!

*gives Mary a harp*

Now you need to learn to play it. :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

*hopes Octa and the others come back on soon*

I know he will want to chat with you Mary. :D Hellboy, too!

Octaboona Anessen Othello Ambrosius said...

Hello Mary!

It's really good to hear from you again!

A trip to Japan sounds cool.

Do you have a link to the indiegogo campaign? It sounds pretty sweet, and I'd like to help out if I can.

Mary Hiashi said...

Hey Octa!

It's good to hear from you as well!

The link to my campaign thing is:

Mary Hiashi said...

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/explore-learn-grow

Mary Hiashi said...

Sorry about the 3 part post. Blogger hates me, apparently. Or maybe it's my phone. Or both...

If you take a look, would you mind telling me what you think of the video/wording? Mainly, am I clear on my objectives? I can be terrible at that.

Also if you end up on my YouTube videos, you will bear witness to copious amounts of insanity and terrible singing. I don't suggest it.

Octaboona Anessen Othello Ambrosius said...

Well I thought the video was pretty clear :) I loved the quotes at the beginning and end of the video.

I can't really afford to donate right now as I've used up all my student loan for the term, but I will be getting a second one, the beginning of January, so hopefully I can send a couple of dollars your way then. I know it won't be much, but it'll be something!

I also really want to do something like this, after reading this cool blog about a guy from Denmark who has spent the last 4 years or so cycling his way around the whole world.

cyclingtheglobe.com

I've always wanted to do something like this, and this has inspired me the past few days to hopefully do something like this in the future.

I also would need to raise a fair amount of money but hopefully my savings will get me most of the way there, and any money I can raise from a job should help too. That's what savings are for I guess :P

Anyway good luck with trying to get a visa and everything, hope it works out :)

All the best!

Octa

Aquila Felis said...

Sorry I forgot to keep checking in... and hello again. ^^

On the upside I can now tell you that I have genetically modified bacteria - and it's as easy as using a microwave. Which is a bit scary, admittedly. ^^

I'll try to check in more often.
Aquila

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Hello Mary. Thalia,and Aquila. *hugs*
@Mary I saw the vid and it looks good. I hope you raise all the money! :D
@Aquila It sounds as if you are doing great in school. I don't think I would be very good at science. :P I will find out soon enough though. Probably in the Fall.
@Thalia
Hello dear sister *hugs* I need to still read a poem you wrote a while back. I miss those days when we all could write and read each other's stories and poems like we used too. :)
I hope all three of you drop in more often or else Octa and I will be stuck all alone with our mountain of mashed potatoes! :P

Octaboona Anessen Othello Ambrosius said...

*swims along in the mashed potato mountain which is also a river somehow*

Mary Hiashi said...

Thanks for checking out the video and for the support! And Octa, I hope you get to follow your dreams and that which inspires you too (same for everyone else)! And please, save up for yourself! Between university/living expenses and saving money to travel/follow dreams, you're going to need a fair amount. I don't exactly know what all the costs are where you live but here...ya. So please keep even the smallest amounts of money. It might mean that I get to Japan just a little bit slower but that means that you get to travel sooner. Thank you though, for even considering to donate and again for your show of support (you and Kallista both). It shows me that other people believe in my dreams and/or me.

Also, my apologies for the late reply. It's been super busy at work, I haven't been getting home until 8pm these past few days (wake up at 7am be to work at 9) and I've been a little dead on my feet when getting home. I'm also extremely introverted. But enough excuses. I have a job, I'm making money, and I'll eventually do awesome things. In the meantime, I can do small awesome things like talk to you guys when I get the chance. ;)

Mary Hiashi said...

I'd also, like to quickly complain about the winter season for making me the driest thing on the planet. My skin is red itchy and cracking, my hair is starting to get frizzy, and my eyes are sans all moisture and they are twitchy because of it. I am a mess.

Mary Hiashi said...

Who is apparantly incapable of proper punctuation.

Aquila Felis said...

Hi Kallista. *hugs back* Not school. I haven't been to school in years, literally. I'm in university - and at least here it's a real difference. ;)

And in all honesty, I'm rather mediocre. Too much chemistry for my taste. But oh well. ^^

... so much mashed potato. How did you end up with that? 0o

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

@Mary You will do awesome things because you are so awesome!

@Aquila. I call college and uni school too. :P



*points dramatically at Octa* He's the one who began the magic!

*dives head first into the mashed potatoes*
:D

Octaboona Anessen Othello Ambrosius said...

Indeed, it is true!

But I just like mashed potatoes a lot.

*adds a biscuit bush*

Hope that things work out Mary! I really hope they do :)

I would love to learn another language and been thinking about Japanese. Mostly because I watch so much anime that I am picking up random words anyway.

Octaboona Anessen Othello Ambrosius said...

I really want to get back into writing, but it's been so long that wanting it to be perfect, is stopping me from writing at all.

So I thought I would just type for five minutes, just to have something, to just type until the time was up and see if it helps.

It was very repetitive and random but hopefully something will come out of it.

I hope so anyway.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

@Octa I'm glad that you are attempting to write Octa. YAY I know what you mean though. I hope your writing comes back out in full force!
More power to you, brother! *makes a dramatic fist and punches the air* You can do this! :D

Min (Thalia) said...

hey guys sorry for the absence, things are v v v hectic rn b/c it is the last week before winter break and teachers are trying to cram a lot in before we go. i will do a proper backread and reply this weekend

hope you all are well!! and happy hanukkah to those celebrating!!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

HAPPY HANUKKAH EVERYONE! WOOOOOOOOOOT!

Looking forward to seeing more of you, Thalia! *hugs tight*

Hope you are not working to hard Mary! *hugs*

Mary Hiashi said...

Sorry that I'm late (I think), but Happy Hanukkah. And now Merry Christmas. If I somehow miss it, Happy New Tears...I meant Years. Haha.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MARY! *hugs tightly* and have a Happy New Years too! :D

Hopefully there won't be any tears.
And to the rest of you, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! *hugs*

Aquila Felis said...

As we say it here:
Frohe Weihnachten - und einen guten Rutsch!
( = Merry Christmas - and a good slide! )

Because how do you enter a new year? You slide into it, of course. ;)

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I posted a comment here but blogger ate it. -_-

BoredomIsBack said...

Hi Everyone:) I doubt anyone remembers me, but I'm Sadhbh and i stopped coming on here in maybe 2012 or so and started in 2010 maybe. It was great fun i have alot of great memories in blogland and looking back on some cringey comments was er interesting... I stopped going on here for a few, uninteresting reasons. It's great to see that some things have remained the same and to see all the old names when i scroll through the various blogs. I hope everyone's doing good and life is going well for you all x this is a brilliant idea and thanks very much the oppurtinity:)

Sadhbh said...

*opportunity

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Hi Sadhbh! :D I remember you! It's good to see you back! How was your Christmas and New Years?
Mine was ok. I'm hoping for a great year in 2015. :)

So what's been happening in your life? :D
I'll be starting my second term at college soon and probably won't get the chance to chat like I want too. :P I have to work extra hard to get the good grades. LOL
I made the Dean's list this past semester so I must be doing something right. :P
It's really great to see you again. I had really missed you.
Welcome back, my friend.
:D

Aquila Felis said...

Hi Sadhbh!

I DO remember you. Mainly because you had to explain your name to me. ;)

I am doing good - as in I haven't failed university yet, and life is going well. Just that I have exams next month, so really not long to go. Oh well. ^^
How's life been treating you?

Min (Thalia) said...

hi sadhbh!! i remember you too. it is nice to see you again :-)

also!! sorry for my general absence lately.....school + mock trial have been very very hectic but i'm finally done with mt so i should have a little more time to check in more frequently. hope you all are doing okay!!

Aquila Felis said...

Time for an update, I guess?

It's summer, the weather is a bit too cold and wet for my liking, university is going well enough, I suppose... oh, and I'm no longer with Dragona. ;P

How are your lifes going?

Sadhbh said...

Hi again everyone:) sorry its taken me so long to reply! I dont really have an excuse...

I started reading Skulduggery Pleasant books again and I've been hit with a wave of nostalgia haha. I got back from football an hour ago and have been going through Derek's blog and all the comments have made me horribly sentimental.
I haven't even read the last two SP books I'm ashamed to say. By the time i saw them in bookshops i had forgotten details in the others and until now, hadn't got round to re reading them.
I thought i would of outgrown them but no six years later I still love them is that a bit sad? i dont care haha. Im saying haha an awful lot trying to make up the lack of emojis maybe? sorry *laughy* Anyone planning to read Demon Road?

@Kallista Great to see you too! Or hear from you. Whatever. It was fine i guess. Better than i had expected:)

@Aquila haha you did pretty good, considering Irish people who meet me tend to call me by second name! Good to hear from you again:)

@Min you too! :)


Not a whole lots been goin on.. Last September i started a new school (secondary school in Ireland) One other boy from my school went to it too but we've never been particulary close. It's been okay, my old friends and I have grown apart from each other and I haven't been hugely succesful establishing new ones. But it's not awful either and with the new school year aproaching - shit haha - things will change as they tend to do and the world will go on as it does ;)
I've have 5 fine horses that are my pride and joy, life's grand really.

It's amazing to see how far you've all come since i was last in contact! University wow! I've along way to go yet, but leaning towards law or journalism. I don't know, but i do want to travel. Kallista wow i dont know what the dean's list is but it sounds great!^^ you must be!
Aquila i meant to wish you luck, sorry, but i hope they went well for you, I'm sure you did great:)
What did happen to xat chat group? and when did you guys stop frequenting the blogs so often? And did anyone meet irl there had been talks of it?


My fingers hurt. Adios amigos I will check back soon:) Sadhbh x

Aquila Felis said...

The chat was abandoned after some large-ish fight. First by one side, then by the other, too. The other being fairly tiny now. ^^ I guess you could say I'm still in contact with Dragona, Ghost and Sven, mainly. I don't know what the others have been up to, but with a bit of luck they kept together better. :)
The blogs, well. I'm not even sure. Personally, I just didn't know anyone. I might go back some time, but for now I'm under a promise not to go there for a bit. ;P
The only one I met irl is Dragona (and he's frickin tall. ^^). Dunno about the others in this case, either.

I hope your fingers recovered by now. ;)
Greetings from Germany
Aquila - or Johanna, I don't care. ^^

Emily Rose said...

(Just gonna casually slip in here and clarify that I still exist and say sorry for not being around for ages... I never know whether to remind people that I'm Lilith or not- whoops I did it just then. God I'm so smooth. Anyways yeah I'm here. And now I'm not. Talk later.)

Aquila Felis said...

(Just gonna casually wonder what's on your cup on your picture because it looks colourful and intersting but I can't really see it. ;) )

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Hey everyone! How is life with you all?
It is good to be able to come back here and see people have written here. :)
I have been busy with college and a few other things. In my spare time I play Wizard 101 with Raven. Both of us have finally reached level 100 and we are on the same quests now. :D
I've done a little writing but none of it is really that good. :P
I seem to have lost my inspiration.
Am really missing many people out there like Mar, Thalia, Min, Lydia and a few dozen more. I have contact with some old Bloglanders like Skyril, Hellboy and Raven. Am planning on reconnecting with others through Facebook.
I have dyed my hair a silvery blue color with green highlights. lol It was not approved by my parents. XD
I have to go now and take care of my little cousins. They are so adorable and fun! YAY!
Talk to you all later. Still love you all even though I have not been around. I have not met in real life anyone as interesting as you all. :D

Octaboona Ambrosius - (Eater of the Octa Octa no Mi) said...

Goodness I forgot about this blog!

@ Sadhbh I do remember you. Good to hear from you again. I have read Demon Road and quite liked it. Also I did indeed meet a few of the blog people irl. I ended up meeting Venice Rain and Niall, Sarthacus and Robin! Pretty sure that was everyone.

I am still in contact with Kallista on facebook, but not really anyone else. I think I stopped frequenting the blogs in early 2013? That sounds about right. I don't think there was any particular reason, just life got busy I guess. Moved on to new places and new friends when I started university but it would be great to hear from people again!

Aquila Felis said...

Replies within a day. Be stunned. Be amazed!

Also, boooo! ;)

-vanishes again-

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Greetings Aquila, :D
It's nice to "see" you. lol
I'm not so good as you on checking the blog out for new comments but I am improving. XD
Not much is going on with me other than school. That is going well and I am kept busy doing a lot of homework. When I get the chance I chat with some old Bloglanders. I try to get on Derek's blog too but he does not come on anymore. (if he does, I have not seen him) :P
There are tons of books I want to buy but I don't have the money for it now, not with Christmas coming up. lol
My birthday is November 14 so hopefully I will get some books then. :D
I've got to go now and study. (I'm not so good at that) XD
Hope you all have a good day! :D

Min (Thalia) said...

ah man yikes i really have slacked on checking this thing lmao

it's good to see that y'all are doing well though!!! everyone seems really busy with school but i'm glad you're still kicking. i'm still tight irl bros with mar/mir/lyd/etc so i can tell you that we're doing alright too. this is a really intense school year for us so 4 hrs of sleep a night is the norm but we're surviving.

happy belated bday kal! i hope it was a great one. also your hair sounds really cool!! i bleached mine last...february? so it's a very light blonde now but i'd love to do something like yours someday soon if i can.

have great day and also good luck on finals for anyone who has them coming up soon

Sadhbh said...

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas? Nearly two months late but happy birthday Kallista the hair sounds fabulous�� I'm going to do a bit of tasteless self promotion and say I've a public Instagram with a couple of people @tea.not.war (make tea not war) I guess it's soft grunge but I'm bad on the themes. I don't know does anyone even have Instagram, but if you do check it out although it might not be your thing at all and if so absolutely no hard feelings���� I hope your all doing well and that Christmas exams and whatnot went okay�� S

Aquila Felis said...

Well. Now I just need to work for, write, hand in and pass my thesis - and I'll be a bachelor of science.
... I'll never get why they use the same word as for unmarried men, but hey. Who cares? ^^

Hope you lot are doing fine, too.

Sidenote, Cyprus is a pretty cool country - just that it's warm. But still cool. Eh, you know what I mean. ;P

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Oh gosh it's been a while. I dunno if anyone still checks here these days, but I hope you guys are all well & good & enjoying yourselves wherever you are. All the best!!

(p.s. @Sadhbh: I totally remember you & have a feeling I once accidentally nicknamed you Socks for some reason????)