Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Grats to everyone in the cast, very nicely done. I loved the human props, Aleisha was fantastic, the slicked back hair was very stylish indeed... :) Benjamin looked like a rockstar in his wise man wig and Emerson, the turban was turban me on...
HAH thanks to Liss for that joke... I was laughing for hours after she told me that. :)
anyways. Good work guys, and until next year...
Speaking of next year, why not have the most epic production evar? Say, Pokemon live in concert...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I thought the Hylian crest would be freakin sweet.
Or even a little bit of Elvish script. Always very elegant, but quite common...
Sammie was more inclined to get something a little less... nerdy. She was talking about butterflies and chinese symbols and the like. Possibly song lyrics, if they meant something special.
And then, while roaming over the internet today, I came across this lovely Celtic-style drawing of a wolf.
For many reasons, wolves are one of my favourite animals - I love writing about them, reading about them (Read the books by Jack London, they're fascinating), I love drawing them and I absolutely loved Twilight Princess because of the wolf-situation. One of my favourite movies from my childhood was Balto, and though it isn't necessarily about a wolf, Balto is wolfish and cute so you should all go watch it naooow...
So this is what I'd get if I was going to get anything at all.
I love asking what other people would get because it says a lot about them as a person (especially if it's a tramp stamp) so feel free to add what your ideal tattoo would be so I can analyze you further as a person and perhaps judge you in more ways than one. ^_^
Henceforth, wolves are amazing.
QUEEN'S DAY (aka Koninginnedag)
This is like Australia Day, but for Dutch people. Celebrated in the Netherlands every year on this day (or on the 29th, if it's inconveniently on a Saturday...), the Dutch people parade around and wear lots of orange to show their pride in the nation and the royal family. I figure if Ireland is allowed to wear green all day for St. Patrick's day, I can wear orange for Queen's Day, as I am more Dutch than Irish...
Cause if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much...
TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
A pointless holiday, but oh so very fun and lively. Talk like a pirate all day and call your best friends scurvy bilge rats and generally drink lots of grog and shoot wenches and the like. Going to have a Pirates of the Carribean marathon. Shall be hunky dory. Arrrr.
Some other important dates to remember are:
- February 22 - Thinking Day (I missed it... I guess I just wasn't thinking.)
- May 25 - Towel Day :D
- August 13 - Lefthander's Day
- September 13 - International Chocolate Day ^_^
- October 1 - International Music Day !!
- October 29 - Internet Day
- November 21 - Television Day
And for the animal lovers out there...
- March 20 - World Frog Day (missed this one too.)
- April 25 - World Penguin Day
- May 23 - World Turtle Day
- July 16 - World Snake Day
- August 15 - World Lizard Day
- October 1 - International Racoon Appreciation Day
- October 4 - Animal Day (all animals?)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I realised why nobody ever plays tennis.
Because it's a STUPID, SEXIST, PIECE OF CRAP SPORT THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO WIN.
I'm not blogging any more until something DECENT happens.
Like, for instance, maybe someone buying me a new amp? Or maybe being allowed to have an axolotl? Or maybe being able to just sit down and read a freaking book now and then and maybe go to a party where you're not the only one not getting drunk because your parents think you'll kill all your brain cells and have quadruplets, or maybe finding a cheap shirt that fits every now and then, or understanding a damn word of a stupid chemistry assignment.
In case you hadn't noticed, my weekend could definitely have gone a bit better.
Henceforth, this week better improve or I'm just gonna throw myself off the new Benedict Building.
It needs a christening.
Just thought I'd mention it.
Hope they come to Perth sometime before I die.
Henceforth, Dear Hunter are awesome.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
How To Train Your Dragon
Oh my Amadeus, what an amazing movie! :D I took my cousins to go see it (it's a good excuse to go see a kid's movie) and Holy Moses it was the best movie I've seen all year! cough, yet... Iron Man II is coming out soon, but this is the best kids movie. :D
I read the book when I was just a youngling and I loved it, and the movie was even better. Toothless is the CUTEST dragon I have ever seen.
I WANT ONE I WANT ONE I WANT ONE!!!
So get your butts down to the cinema, get on those 3D glasses (the same ones they used for Avatar... I really wanted retro ones, but meh) and watch this amazing movie!
Cute AND firebreathing - much like myself.
Henceforth, I want a dragon. Reckon I can buy one online?
Friday, March 26, 2010
I can't actually believe that they had this.
It's the exact formula to determine the catch rate for a pokemon.
Try it sometime :)
The exact formula is as follows:
- HPmax is the number of hit points the Pokémon has at full health,
- HPcurrent is the number of hit points the Pokémon has at the moment,
- rate is the catch rate of the Pokémon,
- bonusball is the multiplier for the Poké Ball used, and
- bonusstatus is the multiplier for any status ailment the Pokémon has (2 for sleep and freeze, 1.5 for paralyze, poison and burn).
Given this formula, the maximum value for a (if the Pokémon could have 0 HP) would be catch rate × bonusball × bonusstatus. The minimum value for a (for a Pokémon with full health) would be ⅓ × catch rate.
If a is greater than or equal to 255, then the Pokémon is caught. If not, then calculate b as follows:
Then generate 4 random numbers between 0 and 65535, inclusive. If the random numbers are less than or equal to b, then the Pokémon is caught; otherwise the ball shakes n times, where n is the number of random numbers that are less than b. Note that b ≥ 65535 if a ≥ 255.
Therefore, the probability p of catching a Pokémon, given the values a and b calculated above, is:
The second expression for p may be expanded as follows:
Since (216 - 1)4 ≈ 264, we can approximate p with the following expression:
The percentage error in this approximation approaches 0 as a approaches 255, and does not exceed 0.02%.
For a constant probability p, the probability P that a player can capture the Pokémon with no more than r tries is:
Note that this is the cumulative probability function for a geometric distribution. The expected value of r is 1/p, that is to say, on average, a Pokémon that can be caught with probability p will be caught with 1/p tries.
The inverse problem, the number of tries, r, needed to have a probability P of capturing a Pokémon is:
We were EPIC today, our debut performance...
I don't have any other pictures (not yet... I stole this from Siobhan's facebook album. ^_^) but I will get my hands on some. Anyone who has pictures, upload them to the glorious internet! I know I saw Brandon with his camera...
And the IT guys were filming it too.
:D :D :D
I am so happy
I didn't screw up! And the other guys and girls were amazing! It was definitely the best Foundation Day evarrrrrrr ^_^
Except for Sister Kettle, what a nong. Does she have to ridicule my bass skills? I thought I was doing alright...
Don't patronize me or Jesus will smite you!
And thanks muchly to Brittany for lending me her clothes (they were very comfy, too... I'm just washing them at the moment because playing bass is sweaty business.)
Thanks to her mum for letting us use her office as a store room for all our musicy junk :D
Grats to Joe, Conrad and Emerson for winning - you guys were so good ! Made me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside
It was a great day. Hope everyone had a lot of fun :)
Until next time....
Henceforth: WE ARE ALL AMAZING
and all in this together...
doo doo doo la la la...
I'm so happy I could skip :D
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Not written by me but by some other clever cookie who loves Harry Potter... this makes me laugh all the time. :)
Henceforth, Harry Potter jokes ARE funny :D
Oh, what a Seamus...
I present to you, my darling Ocarina.
This is a twelve-hole Peruvian style alto Ocarina. The first of which I hope is a collection, once I get some more money. They're also hard to find in shops, this one was bought online from the guy who makes them in Canada.
I really want a Zelda-styled Ocarina of time. And I'd like a double or triple as well. :) An army of ocarinas awaits me in the future!
I haven't named him yet, I still can't decide. Unless you didn't know, the bass is called Red Rover, and my piano is known as Sparkles. I have my reasons for this, but it's probably just insanity beneath all of my strange behavior anyway.
Say hello to my little friend!
Henceforth, I am the demigod of Ocarinas. :D
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I had to decide whether I wanted a jumper from Canada when I go there on holidays... (one of those big awesome hockey jumpers... like the one below)
or buy myself a DS and get the new SoulSilver pokemon game.
Ahhh, financial drama!
What to do, what to do...
Then a little birdy says, why not have both? :)
why not... be a pirate?
Wait and see. <3
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Mostly because we're all retards and don't know how to use the emulators properly, therefore the games were lost. Well, I say all of us but Lachy didn't screw up so he's announced himself the eternal pokemon champion.
I demand a rematch.
Until next time....
Henceforth, emulators can suck my wang.
Hypothetically, if I had one. You know.
Don't take everything I say so literally...
Look at those quality photos!
On the day of the great storm, while we were still all quite unaware that we were all about to die, the photography students took a trip to the lovely State Library of WA for the WA Press Photography Awards exhibition.
Trouble started brewing when Teesh and Hayley arrived, and as we spent about five minutes looking at pictures and then another few hours sitting around doing nothing, we were finally allowed to go deep into the Department of Mystery.... ahem, I mean, the state archives.
Teesh and Hayley causing trouble, as usual...
Conor facing his fear over the third story rail. I felt like doing the 'saved your life!' thing that the kiddie fishies do on Nemo, but I'm not that mean.
"aww, you guys made me ink!"
moving right along....
So this is us running away from the Death Eaters in the Archives.
And this is us trying to find a prophecy to whether Lord Voldemort will kill us all or whether we shall triumph.
I'm only pretending it was a scene out of Harry Potter because it was so boring in there. And I'm amused by the slightest of things, including Mike Wazowski in the scanning department.
Actually, the excursion was sort of like a blast from the Pixar-past. Nemo, Monsters Inc... I see a pattern happening.
After leaving the big old State Library, we went past the museum...
then we decided to drop into the local gay bar...
Teesh and Hayley found this highly entertaining.
and then we went back to school for lunch.
And I said, hey!
What a wonderful kind of day!
Where you can learn to work and play,
And get along with each other!
Twenty points to the person who can guess what TV show that song is from. It's been in my head for the past week or so. :)
Henceforth: We are tha most eddicated stoodents in the skewl. coz we went to ze library...
Why am I German all of a sudden? Meh. Guten morgen. :D
First of all, I'd just like to say that my tennis game was cancelled because the hailstones were the same size as the tennis balls. It was quite strange and slightly humourous at first, and as it started to pelt down and Mum was pulling out of the 'no exit' driveway at school, we spotted Christine and Daniel trying to get home in the rain. Daniel didn't know what hit him. Heh-heh-heh. Get it? Because it was hail? Hit him in the head.... okay, I'll move on.
After that, we started driving home on the freeway. It sounded like we were getting shot at and I kept cringing every time a really big hailstone hit the car. I said, trying to be reassuring, "Don't worry Mum, it won't dent the panels because they explode on impact."
I also find bullshitting a source of inner peace...
Mum's car has now got dents like that all over the front bonnet and the right door and panels of the car. Yoohoo?! insurance company!?
So then we got home and inspected the hailstones for the first time, and lord, I have never seen anything so big. (that's what she said... heh heh... sigh, I need to stop doing that. It's not helping.)
We're keeping one in the freezer.
Say hello to the abominable hailstone.
Okay, so then our power went out. Bit of a bummer, but we have mountains of candles in our house for some strange reason so we all got to work setting fire to everything.
Candles are not romantic. Candles are for times of darkness... like when the Jedi temple was destroyed by the Siths. Why didn't they have any candles there? They should have.
So then the leaking started. Our house isn't really all that new so it took it kinda badly... not to mention the leaks tried to kill our CD collection and also the power plug in the study.
we went from plan a (towels...)
to plan b (buckets...)
to plan c (a combination of buckets and towelage)
here's some videos I took of the storm. Nothing especially special but pretty cool nonetheless.
So here's the damage so far:
----- mum's car dented
----- dad's car semi-submarinal (he drove through, ummm, a 'puddle' on the way home and flooded the engine.... not good, says mr. mechanic...)
----- lounge room carpet flooded
----- lounge room ceiling cracked
----- gutters in state of repair
----- not to mention we were without power for 24 hours.
that said, Western Power have done pretty well to get us back up again. There was something like 150 thousand homes without power yesterday and now it's only about thirty or forty thousand. they're doing alright.
Plus, playing poker in the dark with matchsticks is the most fun I've had in a long time. Also waiting in line at McDonald's for half an hour for food is fun, too.
Should have heard the guy in front of mum's car at the drive through.
Guy: Can I have two fries, two cokes, two big Macs and seven cheeseburgers please...
Server: Sorry, how many cheeseburgers?
Mum thought he was feeding an army, but my sister said that it was only for two blokes - they only got two fries and cokes, didn't they?
And I've found that even in the midst of the storm, there's always something beautiful to find.
and quite a lot of snails, too.
So, henceforth, how about we get our rain bit by bit and not all at once? Too much to ask? Alright then... until the next major news bulletin...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Blogging for lack of a better thing to do because I am not in the mood for Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.
This is Alexandr. Say hello, Alex...
Just look at that... really, can you ever be in the mood for Solzhenitsyn? We have to write an essay about something. 'The resolution of a novel must satisfty the reader or the author has failed to write successfully - discuss with reference to One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich."
Or, alternatively, "Discuss how the author has constructed out of the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich out of his own experience and the history of Soviet Russia. What was his purpose for writing?"
And now, I leave you to your misery, as I try to deal with my own. He's a literary genius, they say... well that may be the case, but he is also old and boring and writes strange symbolistic stories that make little or no sense until you read them the seventh time.
I'm sure life will improve soon.
Henceforth, don't fall asleep in class ever again.
Well as the cats would say, 'Ohai'. This is the next update for anime, and I present to you...
CODE GEASS: LELOUCH OF THE REBELLION
Contain your excitement, your fangirly screams will have to wait. Now, if you are not fortunate enough to have discovered this spectacular series, you obviously have no life. Or too much of a life. Either way, you need to get laid right now, and then watch this anime series.
Now, it's incredibly difficult to explain so here is Wikipedia's definition of Code Geass.
The series is set after Japan's conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire on August 10, 2010, a.t.b. with their powerful new robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11. The titular Lelouch is a Britannian prince who was disowned by his father, Emperor Charles Vi Britannia, after his mother was murdered, and has vowed to kill his father, the Emperor, and destroy Britannia. He gains an ability through the mysterious power of the Geass, becoming the leader of the resistance movement to fulfill his two wishes: to seek revenge for his mother and to construct a world in which his beloved sister Nunnally can live happily.
I love Wikipedia!
They don't quite reach the root of awesome that the show is, but they're close.
Okay so here's the thing: Lelouch is a kid who gets caught up in a rebel attack and because he freed this magical girl from a giant bomb or something similar, he took her powers to make anyone do anything he wanted.
This is Lelouch. Grumpy looking kid, isnt he?
So what does he do? He becomes a legend and the hero of the rebels, dubbing himself 'Zero'. Pretty cool superhero name... Something something something, his childhood friend is working for the Britannians and Lelouch is semi-Japanese or something, and something else happens and Lelouch is a little bit of a manwhore at school and something then something and lots of machinery and death and something and SUPERHEROES !!!
Look at that first class man-whoring right there.
That's about all, you'll have to watch to understand the rest.
MORE PICTURES NAOOWWWW!
Doesn't it just make you happier looking at it?
Henceforth you are now in love with Lelouch, because everyone else in the animated world is so why aren't we?